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Horoscope Today, 7 May 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today you may be able to implement business plans successful with support of your subordinates. You may be involve in some social or family get together, which may boost your network. You may likely to go for short business related travels, which may give you benefits in near future. Taurus: Today is a good day, your financial health is likely to be good. You may get benefits from your past investments. You may be control over your spending on worthless stuffs, which may boost your savings. Love birds are advised to be polite in the conversation with the partner, otherwise there may be some conflicts between them. Gemini: Today, you may be busy in issues related to siblings and relatives. You may ...
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Rohit hits a six for the Rhinos, from comic self-harm to puncturing Rohit’s joy & Sams has one (almost) wide to rule them all

His season has been abysmal but at least Rohit Sharma can get out of this edition satisfied that he did his bit for his favourite Rhinos. Last year, he had worn a shoe with a text, “Great one-horned Rhinoceros” in a game to highlight the protection and preservation needed for the magnificent beast. Tonight, he went one-up, walloping a most delicious pull over midwicket and the ball ricocheted off the fence on to the sponsored car placed on a small podium. Tata, the official sponsors, have said if a ball lands on it, they will donate 500000 rs towards preservation of Rhinos in Kaziranga in Assam. Next over, off Mohammad Shami, he went down on his knee to lap-tap a length delivery outside off for a six over fine-leg. Every now and then, he punctuates his twitter feed with posts about Rhi...
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Anti-doping: Athletics chief Sumariwalla says jail terms for dopers and guilty coaches will be strongest deterrent

Criminalisation of doping with jail terms for coaches for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances and for senior athletes who use them is the strongest deterrent for drug cheats in sports, according to Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla. “I have been pushing to give punishment for coaches in the anti-doping bill. My original idea for the bill was criminalisation of doping. The current anti-doping bill (2021) is a watered down version. But, maybe, they are right for now. We are not yet ready for that (criminalisation). But finally criminalisation has to happen. It is a matter of five years,” Sumariwalla said. The AFI president expressed his views two days after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body set up with an aim to weed out d...
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Carlos Alcaraz upsets idol Rafael Nadal in Madrid | Tennis News – Times of India

MADRID: Carlos Alcaraz toppled his idol Rafael Nadal 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday. "It means a lot to me," said the 19-year-old Alcaraz. "All the hard work that I put in every day pays off today. To beat Rafa, to beat the best player in history on clay, it means a lot to me." Alcaraz had faced 35-year-old fellow Spaniard Nadal twice and lost on both occasions. His reward is a semi-final with world number one Novak Djokovic, who beat Pole Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-4. Nadal, a five-time winner in Madrid, dropped serve three times in the first set, winning in an eventful match that had to be stopped to assist a spectator in the stands. Alcaraz had to overcome a sprained right ankle during the match.. In the second set, Alcaraz saved three break points but suffered a...
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Umran should partner Bumrah in T20 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Like many, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh too has been floored by the magic of Jammu's pace sensation Umran Malik, who has clocked above 150kmph on a regular basis in IPL 15 (157kmph on Thursday), and wants the youngster inducted into Team India as soon as possible. "Malik is my favourite. I want to see him in the Indian team because what a bowler he is. Tell me any one bowler who bowls more than 150 (kmph) and isn't playing for the country," Harbhajan said, while going gaga over the Sunrisers Hyderabad speed gun at a promotional event for the T20 World Cup Down Under in Australia in October-November. The retired tweaker, who took 417 Test wickets in 103 Tests, and 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, wants Malik, who's taken 15 wickets with his lightning speed in IPL 2022, to par...
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ben stokes: Ben Stokes smashes County Championship record 17 sixes in an innings | Cricket News – Times of India

Ben Stokes livened up the County Championship a week after being appointed England's new Test captain when he smashed 161 off 88 balls for Durham against Worcestershire on Friday in an innings that included a record 17 sixes. The record for most sixes in a County Championship innings was previously shared by Andrew Symonds and Graham Napier, who both hit 16 in 1995 and 2011, respectively. 17 SIXES and Stokes now holds the record for the most sixes in a #CountyChampionship innings 🔥#ForTheNorth https://t.co/fF2tRoIGMZ— Durham Cricket (@DurhamCricket) 1651841569000Stokes, who took over from Joe Root as England captain, notched up his ton in just 64 deliveries with a massive six that sailed into the stands. The all-rounder bludgeoned 18-year-old Josh Baker for 34 runs in an over which incl...
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Djokovic advances to semifinals in Madrid

Novak Djokovic eased to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Hubert Hurkacz on Friday as he advanced to the semifinals of the Madrid Open where he faces a tough Spanish test. Djokovic, a three-time champion in Madrid, had little trouble on the outdoor clay against Hurkacz, whose poor hitting ended any thoughts of a quarterfinal upset. Rafael Nadal played Carlos Alcaraz later Friday on center court at the “Caja Mágica” with fans keen to see two generations of Spanish tennis face off. Nadal, who at 35 has won a record 21 Grand Slam titles, will meet the 19-year-old Alcaraz touted by many in Spain as his potential successor. Nadal, who has won their previous two matches, said Alcaraz was favorite to win as he is in better shape. Nadal is returning from a six-week injury layoff and admitted that he couldn’t...
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Asian Games postponed; 2023 sports schedule in disarray

Assuming it’ll go ahead as scheduled, China will host 23 nations for the Asian Cup, the continent’s showpiece football championship, in June and July next year. Then, in the following month, a series of major international events will get underway, kick-starting the countdown to the Paris Olympics. In August, athletics, swimming, sailing, archery and badminton, most likely, will have their world championships. That’ll be followed by an equally packed September, when the world championships for basketball, canoeing, gymnastics, boxing and wrestling (for whom, the worlds will double up as the Olympic qualifiers) will take place. As it tries to find a slot for the postponed Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is s...
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Djokovic beats Hurkacz to reach semi-finals in Madrid | Tennis News – Times of India

MADRID: World number one Novak Djokovic eased past Hubert Hurkacz with a routine 6-3, 6-4 victory on Friday to advance to the Madrid Open semi-finals, as he bids for a fourth title in the Spanish capital. Djokovic looked much more like his usual self at the Manolo Santana Stadium on a sunny day in Madrid as he continued to work his way back towards top form ahead of the French Open, which begins later this month. The 34-year-old was given a walkover into the quarter-finals when opponent Andy Murray withdrew from their highly anticipated clash due to illness and the top-seeded Serb got straight down to business against Hurkacz. Having raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set, Djokovic closed it out in 36 minutes and maintained the pressure in the second. He got the crucial break at 3-2 and t...
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Knight, Ecclestone, Wolvaardt among 12 foreigners for Women’s T20 Challenge, King only Australian | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England captain Heather Knight, world number one bowler Sophie Ecclestone and Australian leg-spinner Alana King are among 12 foreign players who are set to take part in the Women's T20 Challenge from May 23 in Pune. Alana, who impressed in the recent World Cup in New Zealand, is the only cricketer available from Australia for the exhibition event comprising three teams and four matches. Besides Knight and Ecclestone, Sophia Dunkley and Danni Wyatt are the other English cricketers who have signed up for the competition. South Africa's star opener Laura Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp will also be part of the event alongside West Indians Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews. The Women's Challenge did not take place last year and the upcoming edition is expected to be the last one wi...
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Vedika Sharma wins bronze in women’s 10m air pistol at Deaflympics | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India won its third shooting medal at the ongoing 24th Deaflympics at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, with Vedika Sharma clinching a bronze in the women's 10m air Pistol event. Vedika shot 207.2 in the finals to finish behind Chinese Taipei's Kao Ya-Ju, who won silver with a score of 232 on day four of competitions. Ukraine's Inna Afonchenko won gold with a final tally of 236.3 at the end of the 24-shot eight-woman final. 4️⃣th Medal for 🇮🇳 at Brazil #Deaflympics2021 🥳Shooter Vedika Sharma clinched 🥉 BRONZE in women’s 10m Air Pistol… https://t.co/TlNmFWmvCn— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1651802752000Dhanush Srikanth had won gold and Shourya Saini bronze in the men's 10m air rifle competition on day three to give India its first two shooting medals of the Deaflympics. With the mixed team gol...
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Track and field athletes, officials say Asian Games postponement good for them

Indian track and field athletes and national federation officials on Friday reacted with a sense of relief on the postponement of the Hangzhou Asian Games, saying now they will not need to “peak” their performance late in the season. This season had three big events in World Championships (July 15-24) in Eugene, USA, Birmingham Commonwealth Games (July 28 to August 8) and Asian Games for which the athletes need to “peak” every time.The postponement of the Asian Games has reduced their burden. The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25, were on Friday postponed indefinitely amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China. “It’s good. How many times an athlete can peak in a year? There is CWG, World Championships and then Asian Games and the athlet...
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Ben Stokes celebrates England captaincy call with 64-ball ton | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Ben Stokes smashed 34 runs in an over to reach a 64-ball century for county side Durham on Friday -- his first innings since being appointed as England Test captain. The big-hitting all-rounder, who was announced as Joe Root's successor last week, is making his first appearance in this season's County Championship following a knee injury on the tour of the West Indies. He walked to the crease with Durham on 360-4 on the second morning of their four-day match against Worcestershire and launched a boundary barrage. The left-hander took just 47 balls to reach his half-century but then went into overdrive, with his second 50 taking just 17 deliveries. Well, it's good to have @benstokes38 back in a Durham shirt. 😍#ForTheNorth https://t.co/HX3PuyasWb— Durham Cricket (@DurhamCricket) 1...
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Track and field athletes, officials say Asian Games postponement good for them | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian track and field athletes and national federation officials on Friday reacted with a sense of relief on the postponement of the Hangzhou Asian Games, saying now they will not need to "peak" their performance late in the season. This season had three big events in World Championships (July 15-24) in Eugene, USA, Birmingham Commonwealth Games (July 28 to August 8) and Asian Games for which the athletes need to "peak" every time. The postponement of the Asian Games has reduced their burden. The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25, were on Friday postponed indefinitely amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China. "It's good. How many times an athlete can peak in a year? There is CWG, World Championships and then Asian Games an...
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Nobody is tough, everybody is beatable: P V Sindhu

Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu says she can’t pick her toughest opponent in the international circuit as all are of the same standard and one has to be always alert irrespective of the world ranking of the player. “I feel nobody is tough and at the same time, anybody is beatable,” she said during an interaction at the ongoing Goa Fest 2022 on Friday. “Right now everybody is of same standards, you can’t think that a higher ranking player will be hard or not beatable and at the same time when you are playing with the low ranking player, you can’t expect that it is going to be an easy win. “So you have to give your hundred percent, no matter what. I can’t say that one person is toughest opponent and she is unbeatable, everybody is beatable.” Recalling the times when everything was shu...
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IPL 2022, GT vs MI Live Score Updates: Hardik Pandya faces off against former franchise Mumbai

IPL 2022, GT vs MI Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: Gujarat Titans: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, SuryakumarYadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Kartikeya Singh, Daniel...
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Nobody is tough, everybody is beatable: PV Sindhu | Badminton News – Times of India

PANAJI: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu says she can't pick her toughest opponent in the international circuit as all are of the same standard and one has to be always alert irrespective of the world ranking of the player. "I feel nobody is tough and at the same time, anybody is beatable," she said during an interaction at the ongoing Goa Fest 2022 on Friday. "Right now everybody is of the same standards, you can't think that a higher ranking player will be hard or not beatable and at the same time when you are playing with the low ranking player, you can't expect that it is going to be an easy win. "So you have to give your hundred percent, no matter what. I can't say that one person is toughest opponent and she is unbeatable, everybody is beatable." Recalling the times when everyth...
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Six-year-old Ashwath Kaushik clinches Under-8 World Cadets chess gold | Chess News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India's six-year-old chess player Ashwath Kaushik has made history by winning gold in the Open Under-8 category in the World Cadets and Youth Championships 2022 for Rapid and Blitz in Rhodes, Greece from May 1-3. More than 330 players from 40 countries participated in the tournament, which was the first big event on the FIDE calendar this year. En route to victory, Kaushik beat top seeds Modith Aaroh Mutyalapati (ELO 1598) from Canada in Round 3 and Raghav Pathak ( ELO 1355) from the Netherlands. Starting as the seventh seed, he worked his way up to finish the campaign with 8.5 points out of a possible nine, eventually beating eight of the top 12 finishers. Ashwath's coach, FIDE master Balaji Guttula of SMCA, credited his performance to his sharp memory. Ashwath can recall the e...
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Mbappe’s mother denies he has agreed deal to stay at PSG | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Kylian Mbappe's mother has denied a report in France that her son has agreed in principle to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for up to another three years and shun a move to Real Madrid.Le Parisien newspaper reported on Thursday that PSG's Qatari owners had offered Mbappe a salary of 50 million euros ($53 million) a season and a loyalty bonus of 100 million euros if he stays. The report said the club had offered a two-year contract with the option of a third year. But Mbappe's mother Fayza Lamari tweeted that the French World Cup-winning forward had not yet come to a decision. "There is no agreement in principle with Paris Saint-Germain (or with any other club)," she said. "Discussions around the future of Kylian are continuing calmly to allow him to make the best choice, respecting ...
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta signs new deal until 2025

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract that will keep him at the London club until 2025, the Premier League side said on Friday. Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December 2019 and his previous deal was set to expire at the end of next season. “I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,” the 40-year-old told the club website. “When I spoke to (director) Josh (Kroenke) he could see the club at the same point and he wanted to take the club the way I wanted to do it. So everything that he’s said, and that (owner) Stan (Kroenke) has said when I’ve been together with both of them, they’ve always delivered.” Arteta won the FA Cup with Arsenal in the 2019-20 season after they beat Chelsea in the final. In his first full season in charge last year, the Spaniard ...