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chennaiyin: ISL: Ortiz scores hat-trick as Goa thrash Chennaiyin to keep play-off hopes alive | Football News – Times of India

PANAJI: FC Goa kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a five-star performance against Chennaiyin FC whose aspirations of a top-four spot were dealt a heavy blow, as they were humbled 5-0 in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday. Jorge Ortiz (20th, 41st, 53rd) scored a hattrick after Makan Chothe (6th) opened the scoring for the Gaurs with Narayan Das (45th OG) putting the ball in his own net, to sum up Chennaiyin's night. Goa snapped a five-game winless run to return to form in the best possible way, moving to 18 points from 16 matches and doing their goal difference a world of good. They remained in ninth spot. For Chennaiyin, it was their second consecutive loss, meaning the former champions remained on 19 points from 16 matches and placed eighth in the p...
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Have been putting in hard yards, glad with my performance in 2nd ODI: Prasidh Krishna | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Pacer Prasidh Krishna, who emerged star performer in India's 44-win in the second ODI, said that he has been striving to get consistent and was pleased that his efforts paid off on Wednesday. The lanky Karnataka pacer returned with fine figures of 4/12 and drew praise from his skipper. "It has been almost a year since I made my debut for India. I have been striving to get more consistent since then," Prasidh said during the post-match press conference. "I remember, when I started off, I used to get excited and had too many emotions running through. For his outstanding match-winning bowling display in the 2nd #INDvWI ODI, @prasidh43 bags the Man of the Match awar… https://t.co/HexLJCXAyh— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644424793000"But over time, we practised together as a team. We have had pl...
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PKL: Raiders shine as UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas, Gujarat outwit Titans | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha beat Tamil Thalaivas 41-39, while Gujarat Giants edged out Telugu Titans 34-32 in another intense thriller at the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday. Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill secured Super 10s in a high-scoring game that was only decided in the final minute. The result will help Yoddha increase their chances of making it to the Playoffs as they reached the top 5 in the league standing. In the other match, defender Girish Ernak was the star for Gujarat Giants as the left-corner defender scored a High 5 and was instrumental in giving the Giants a narrow lead in the final minutes of the match. The Titans once again struggled in the final 5 minutes and squandered a 3-point lead. The win will help Gujarat remain with a chance of making it to the Playoffs. Titans' Ra...
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Rishabh Pant was one-off experiment not permanent solution: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India skipper Rohit Sharma says it was a one-off experiment to ask Rishabh Pant to open the innings and not a permanent solution as his team is trying new combinations to sort out the batting order before the 2023 World Cup. Regular opener Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal still not available, Pant scored 18 off 34 balls while batting alongside Rohit (5) in the second ODI against the West Indies. "I have been asked to do different things, so this was different. People will be happy seeing Rishabh open then, but yeah it is not permanent," Rohit said at the post match presentation. "We will get Shikhar back next game, and he needs some game time. It is not always the results. We wanted to try it one game. "We don't mind losing a few games trying out a few things. Because it is ...
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War of words erupts between IOA president and secretary general, this time on use of official email | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A war of words broke out on Wednesday between Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta over the use of the organisation's official email ID and website, adding to their long-standing feud over several other issues. Batra issued a statement earlier in the day that he has got approval from the majority of the 31 executive council (EC) members to change the official email ID and website of the IOA. "The official email ID of IOA effective immediately will only be ioa2022official@gmail.com and the earlier official email of IOA, i.e. ioa@olympic.ind.in becomes invalid with immediate effect," Batra said in the statement. "All mails sent by the secretary general IOA after he changed the password and refused to share the same with the IOA ...
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In Pics: Prasidh Krishna stars as India down West Indies to clinch ODI series | The Times of India

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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Surya, Prasidh shine as India thrash West Indies by 44 runs, take unassailable 2-0 lead | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Suryakumar Yadav conjured up a responsible 64-run knock before Prasidh Krishna returned an impressive four-wicket haul as India thrashed the West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Wednesday. Surya hit a dogged 64 to help India post a decent score of 237 for nine after being invited to bat. The Indian bowlers, led by Prasidh (4/12), then bundled out the opposition for 193 on a ‘Motera' track, where batting wasn't easy. Scorecard | As it happenedFor the visitors, Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 44. It is the 11th time in the last 17 games that West Indies have failed to bat their quota of 50 overs despite the presence of senior players. India had won the first ODI by six wickets and now the third game will be played...
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Oracle signs F1 title sponsorship deal with Red Bull | Racing News – Times of India

Software giant Oracle has signed on as title sponsor to newly-crowned Formula One champion Max Verstappen's Red Bull team in a broadening out of the partnership the two parties struck last year. The new deal, announced to coincide with the launch of Red Bull's 2022 car on Wednesday with which Verstappen hopes to defend his title, will see the team renamed Oracle Red Bull Racing. Lean, mean #RB18 👀 Revealing our 2022 car with you, our fans 💪 #F1 https://t.co/DcIpgAv6O7— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1644421503000The Milton Keynes-based outfit will also make greater use of Oracle's cloud infrastructure to hone race strategy and engine development, including work on the team's new 2026 power units, and help Red Bull drive greater fan engagement. It will involve applying artificia...
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Yash Dhull named in Delhi Ranji squad, Ishant Sharma makes himself unavailable for selection | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Yash Dhull, the captain of India's victorious U-19 World Cup squad, was on Wednesday included in the Delhi side for the Ranji Trophy, beginning February 17, while senior Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has made himself unavailable for selection. The Dhull-led India U-19 side was felicitated by BCCI in Ahmedabad on Wednesday during the second ODI against West Indies. Since he could not play the domestic red-ball tournament at U-19 level due to his white ball commitments with the Indian team, Dhull will get a taste of red cherry at the much tougher first-class level. "His confidence his high and even though he hasn't played a lot of red ball matches, we want him to get a taste of first class cricket," a selector told PTI. With his future uncertain in the Indian team, veteran pacer I...
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Ashwell Prince resigns as Bangladesh batting coach, Shakib to miss Tests against SA | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Former South African cricketer Ashwell Prince has stepped down as Bangladesh batting coach with immediate effect, the country's Cricket Board said on Wednesday. The 44-year-old had joined Bangladesh last year for the Zimbabwe series but was later given an extension till the T20 World Cup in Australia this year. He will thus not tour Bangladesh for the upcoming South Africa tour. "He (Ashwell) has resigned and we have received his resignation letter," BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by cricbuzz. Prince, who has played 66 Tests and 52 ODIs for South Africa, became the second member of the Bangladesh coaching panel to quit following Ottis Gibson, who also had decided against extending his contract. According to the report, "BCB's decision to employ thei...
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Winter Games: Two women take competition to new heights

IN the Big Air event of women’s freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics, there were two sets of outrageous rotating leaps on skiis – called “double cork 1620” – playing out against a star-struck blue Beijing sky. Together, they amounted to one giant leap for womankind. Kicking up a crunching snow-storm with their flying skiis, two women aged 18 and 20 took turns accelerating up a giant ramp that tilted at the edge, catapulting them into a 20-metre orbit. Then they spun 4-and-half times mid-air while rotating twice off-axis, before descending to land, floating backwards to a gushing kick of adrenaline and some serious awe and crowd applause. History’s minor quibble of who among the two women stuck the historic landing first, though, might get buried in a sleet of silvery snow. For, every...
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Pant experiment doesn’t come off, but step in right direction

In the end, the tactic to open with Rishabh Pant backlashed. He was expected to turn on the ignition, but laboured to 18 off 34 balls on a surface where the ball swung and seamed when new. Until a frantic surge, he looked overstrung, at times even desperate to justify the decision. Had the move worked, it would have been the first masterstroke of new captain Rohit Sharma’s tenure. It did not. Yet, for the apparent failure as well as the ridicule both Pant and Sharma could face, it was a progressive move, a step in the right direction in the country’s pursuit for impetus at the top of the order, even a potentially landscape-altering one. Thus, the merit and rationale of the ploy should not be judged on the basis of a solitary outcome. Just as the move should not have been instantly glori...
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Bangladesh set to tour South Africa for ODI, Test series in March | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Bangladesh are set to tour South Africa for three ODIs and two Tests as CSA on Wednesday confirmed the date and venues of the fixtures, starting March 18. The tour, set to be played across four venues from March 18 to April 12, will be a part of ICC's ODI Super League and the World Test Championships. "SuperSport Park will host two of the ODI matches, with the third taken by the Imperial Wanderers, while the coastal cities of Durban and Gqeberha will take on the Test fixtures," CSA said in statement. The two teams will begin the tour with the ODI series. The first and third ODIs will be played on March 18 and 23, respectively, at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, while the second 50-over game is scheduled for March 20 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The ODI series will b...
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Winter Olympics: Germany’s Geiger wins normal hill gold with stunning comeback | More sports News – Times of India

ZHANGJIAKOU (China): Vinzenz Geiger of Germany pulled off a stunning comeback in a thrilling sprint finish to win the individual normal hill/10 km Nordic combined gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday. Joergen Graabak of Norway took silver, with Lukas Greiderer of Austria securing the bronze in a race that exploded into life on the final lap. Ryota Yamamoto of Japan landed a monster leap of 108 meters to soar into the lead after the ski jumping as some of the favourites came up short, including world number one Johannes Lamparter of Austria and third-ranked Geiger, who came in 11th. That meant a start one minute 26 seconds after Yamamoto, whose lead was quickly whittled away in the skiing as he was reined in by the chasing pack. Germans Julian Schmid and Johannes Rydzek plus G...
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Kuruvilla to quit as selector after exceeding combined tenure duration

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have a new selector from the West Zone after former India pacer Abey Kuruvilla’s term comes to an abrupt end. As per BCCI’s new constitution, no individual can serve for more than five years in any cricket committee. The former Mumbai bowler was picked as the West Zone selector in the senior selection committee in December 2020. Kuruvilla was earlier the chairman of the junior selection committee and had completed his term of four years. During his tenure, the Unmukt Chand-led team won the ICC under-19 World Cup in 2012. Based on CAC’s recommendations Mr Chetan Sharma, Mr Abey Kuruvilla and Mr Debashish Mohanty have been appointed to the senior selection committee. Mr Sharma will be head the selection panel. Details 👉 https://t.c...
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India-WI ODI series: Krishna to rescue as hosts seal series

The game changed after Prasidh Krishna came into the attack in the eighth over. Until then, West Indies hoped. India were defending a modest 237 and early wickets were needed. But Shai Hope and Brandon King, the two Caribbean openers, were getting into the groove and raising the tempo, when skipper Rohit Sharma made a decisive bowling change. Prasidh has made his name in T20 cricket, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. But he has ‘red-ball bowler’ written all over him, with an attacking line and length, and ability to move the ball. The Motera pitch for the second ODI was a bit spicy, offering good bounce and off-the-deck movement. Alzarri Joseph bowled a brilliant spell with the new ball for the tourists. Prasidh bettered him in India’s 44-run victory. The hosts annexed the three-match ...
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Last few overs didn’t go in our favour, says Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

QUEENSTOWN (New Zealand): Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur expressed disappointment after her side lost in the one-off T20I against New Zealand at the John Davies Oval on Wednesday. Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine's good knocks with the bat were followed by Jess Kerr's two-wicket haul as New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs in the one-off T20I. "I think we were in the game when we were bowling but the last few overs didn't go in our favour and didn't get any partnerships with the bat as well. Lot to learn from this and hopefully we will get better in the next few games. Playing at the same venue (for ODIs) definietly helps us," Harmanpreet said after the game. Earlier, Bates and Devine played knocks of 36 and 31 to help New Zealand post 155/5 in the allotted twenty overs. For India, D...
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Jacobellis finally wins Olympic gold medal, 1st for US

Lindsey Jacobellis is finally an Olympic gold medalist. Let that sink in for a moment because Jacobellis has been trying for 16 years. Jacobellis helped make the wild sport of snowboardcross famous. Who could forget her premature celebration as she approached the finish line in the 2006 Turin Games, an ill-timed board grab that sent her tumbling out of the lead? In a way, she became one of the best-known silver medalists of all time. Now Jacobellis will be remembered as the first American gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics. She reached the top of the podium hours after Mikaela Shiffrin had another stunning early exit on the Alpine ski hill. Jacobellis rode hard to the finish of the snowboardcross final on Wednesday, beating Chloe Trespeuch of France and covering her heart with her ha...
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Dhull named in Delhi Ranji squad, Ishant makes himself unavailable for selection

Yash Dhull, the captain of India’s victorious U-19 World Cup squad, was on Wednesday included in the Delhi side for the Ranji Trophy, beginning February 17, while senior India pacer Ishant Sharma has made himself unavailable for selection. The Dhull-led India U-19 side was felicitated by BCCI in Ahmedabad on Wednesday during the second ODI against West Indies. Since he could not play the domestic red-ball tournament at U-19 level due to his white ball commitments with the Indian team, Dhull will get taste of red cherry at the much tougher first-class level. “His confidence his high and even though he hasn’t played a lot of red ball matches, we want him to get a taste of first class cricket,” a selector told PTI. With his future uncertain in the Indian team, veteran pacer Ishant ha...
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IPL Auction 2022: Watch out for these eight potential hot picks | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will have its next mega auction on February 12 and 13, with as many as 590 cricketers going under the hammer in Bengaluru. A total of 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players will be up for grabs for the ten IPL teams. With the addition of two new teams -- Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad -- the total number of available slots has increased to 217. We can expect an action-packed event in Bengaluru with 48 players opting to be included in the highest Rs 2 crore reserve price bracket. In the history of the IPL auction the most expensive buy at the auction has been South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who was bought by the Rajasthan Royals at the last player auction in 2021 for Rs 16.25 Crore. There are very good chances that someone will ...