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Horoscope Today, 13 May 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius 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 busy in family get together and social events, you may become polite with the people around you, which may increase your prestige among them. You may spend money in buying some artefacts or house hold stuffs which may improve your social status. You may likely to hear some good news from one of your relative. Taurus: Today you may be happy and blessed by the moon, you may feel healthy, which may reflect into your way of working. You may perform well in all the areas of the life, which may improve your prestige. Your concentration may be very good today, you may take some difficult decisions in your business in terms of growth. Gemini: Today your vital power may slow down, your ol...
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CSK vs MI: Four balls from hell, Dhoni tries to steal but is caught & walk like Arjuna

Talk about walking into fire. Robin Uthappa, who walked into a semi-crisis, was stunned out by Jasprit Bumrah’s fiery leg cutters. The first ball shaved past the defensive prod and Uthappa pursed his lips, mimicked the leg cutter and the movement in respect. Not that it helped him in the next two balls, as they invited drives but kept whizzing past the edge. So far, it had been all outside off channel. Would the next one come in? That would be too cheap a trick for Bumrah, who went for another leg cutter but got to start this beauty from the middle and off line. Uthappa pushed forward, thrusting his bat in line, but it cut away viciously to ram the back leg right in front of the off stump. Uthappa signalled for the non-existing DRS – power cut at stadium had delayed its introduction, n...
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IPL 2022: CSK lose battle of laggards, their playoff hopes end

In an astonishingly low-quality display where batsmen seemed to be competing as to who could get out more poorly on a pitch with some live grass, a knocked-out Mumbai Indians dismissed Chennai Super Kings for 97 to end their playoffs hopes. The implosion Right at the start of another match they needed to win to keep their razor-thin hopes alive, the lights literally went out on CSK. A power disruption knocked out the Decision Review System. The DRS was back by the fourth over of the CSK innings, but it was too late; Devon Conway had been given leg-before by umpire Chirra Ravikanthreddy off the second ball of the match from Daniel Sams. Replays suggested there was enough angle on the delivery to have most likely missed leg stump, considering it had struck Conway in front of leg. That was...
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IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Highlights: MI send CSK out of reckoning for play-offs with five-wicket win | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians on Thursday snuffed out defending champions Chennai Super Kings' faint hopes of making the Indian Premier League play-offs with a five-wicket win in a low-scoring match here. Opting to bowl, MI shot CSK out for 97 with pacer Daniel Sams (3/16 from 4 overs) running through the MS Dhoni-led side's top-order with three quick wickets in a fiery opening spell, and then huffed and puffed to overhaul the small target of 98 with 31 balls to spare. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableMI were four wickets down for 33 runs in the fifth over before Tilak Varma (34 not out off 32 balls) and Hrithik Shooken (18) calmed the frayed nerves with a 48-run stand for the fifth wicket. MI reached 103 for 5 in 14.5 overs. Tim David remained not out on 16 off just seven balls. With ...
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In the danger zone of the drag-flick: Tirkey, Rasquinha recall fractures, close calls, Pakistan’s Sohail Abbas’s speed

Dilip Tirkey is scarred for life. Literally. Eighteen years ago, in October 2004 at Delhi’s National Stadium, Tirkey was manning the right goalpost when Pakistan legend Sohail Abbas unleashed his trademark ferocious drag-flick. On the left post was Viren Rasquinha. And they both watched in dread as goalkeeper Adrian D’Souza, in his inimitable style, charged out to block Abbas’ shot. For Rasquinha and Tirkey, D’Souza’s runs made the sighting the ball that much tougher. “If he wouldn’t be able to stop the ball, it would come through his legs or under his arms. And Sohail had a sling action, so you couldn’t judge where the ball was going,” Rasquinha says. “In that match against Pakistan, we had planned that Dilip would take the right post down and I’d take the left. Sohail flicked, Adrian ...
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Making Hockey Safe Again: Injuries raise question mark over penalty corner

FOR DECADES, penalty corners have showcased thrilling action sequences on a hockey field — from the cannonball-like shots hurled by drag-flickers and “suicide runs” from defenders to block them to the goalkeepers diving and lunging to keep the ball out. But now, the future of one of hockey’s most integral elements is being reconsidered, at least in its current avatar. The reason? Rising risk of injuries and a diminishing success rate. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a consultation project titled, “Future of the Penalty Corner”, which aims to “balance between safety and the spectacle” of the set-piece. Although there will be no rule change until after the Paris Olympics in 2024, the FIH has told national federations: “We must consider making changes to the penalty ...
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Djokovic beats Wawrinka to ease into Italian Open quarters | Tennis News – Times of India

ROME: Novak Djokovic strolled into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka, while Iga Swiatek continued her bid for a fifth straight tournament victory by beating Victoria Azarenka. Chasing a sixth title in Rome, Djokovic took one hour, 16 minutes to get past his Swiss opponent without stretching himself and will now face Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last eight. Wawrinka, whose first-round victory over Reilly Opelka was his first win in 15 months, was no match for top seed Djokovic and beyond a few classic passing shots he offered little resistance. The injury-hit 37-year-old, now ranked 361 in the world, beat Djokovic in finals to win two of his three Grand Slam titles, but has now lost 20 of their 26 career meetings. The only real momen...
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Srikanth & Co. assure India of at least a bronze at Thomas Cup | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: The Indian men's badminton team scripted a memorable 3-2 win over Malaysia to enter the semifinals of Thomas Cup for the first time in 43 years but the women's side bowed out after losing 0-3 to Thailand in the Uber Cup here on Thursday. India is thus assured of at least a bronze at the Thomas Cup. The country has not won a medal at the event since 1979. India had bagged three bronze in the past when they reached inter-zonal finals. However, it is the first time since the change in the qualifying format that the country won a medal at the prestigious tournament. HE DID IT 😭❤️It's a win for @PRANNOYHSPRI & #TeamIndia secured the 1️⃣st ever medal at #ThomasCup (New format) an… https://t.co/zbwbkvrHjf— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 1652372054000Up against a team that has won the titl...
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‘Ill’ Prithvi Shaw out of IPL, hints Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is unlikely to be available for the team's last two league matches as "he has just had this underlying fever for the past couple of weeks", assistant coach Shane Watson said on Thursday. Shaw missed the team's last three matches and after its win against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, DC skipper Rishabh Pant said the Mumbaikar could be suffering from typhoid. Shaw, who has been down with a fever and admitted to a hospital, last played on May 1, against Lucknow Super Giants. "I don't know his diagnosis exactly," Watson told the Grade Cricketer. "But he has just had this underlying fever for the previous couple of weeks, which they've had to really get to the bottom of it to find out exactly what it was. "It's not looking great for him to be avai...
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“Ill” Shaw out of IPL, hints DC assistant coach Watson

Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is unlikely to available for the team’s last two league matches as “he has just had this underlying fever for the previous couple of weeks”, assistant coach Shane Watson said on Thursday. Shaw missed the team’s last three matches and after its win against against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, DC skipper Rishabh Pant said the Mumbaikar could be suffering from typhoid. Shaw, who has been down with a fever and admitted to a hospital, last played on May 1, against Lucknow Super Giants. “I don’t know his diagnosis exactly,” Watson told the Grade Cricketer. “But he has just had this underlying fever for the previous couple of weeks, which they’ve had to really get to the bottom of it to find out exactly what it was. “It’s not looking great for him to be av...
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ISSF Junior World Cup: Esha Singh, Saurabh Chaudhary win mixed team pistol gold | More sports News – Times of India

SUHL (Germany): The duo of Esha Singh and Saurabh Chaudhary won the mixed team pistol gold as Indian shooters extended their dominance at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Thursday. India's Palak and Sarabjot Singh settled for the silver medal after losing to Esha and Saurabh 16-12 in the gold medal match. Ramita and Paarth Makhija also won silver in the 10m air rifle mixed team competition, going down 13-17 to the Polish pair of Julia Piotrowska and Wiktor Sajdak but not before making it three medals on the day. In all, India has so far won 10 medals, including four gold. The Indian pistol pairs came through after topping a 38-field qualification round of 60 shots with scores of 578 and 575 respectively. It was Palak and Sarabjot who had the better of Esha and Saurabh in th...
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Is it end of road for IPL legend Kieron Pollard ?

After 189 games for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard seems to have run his IPL race. On Thursday, the Trinidadian made way for 21-year-old South African Tristan Stubbs for MI’s game against Chennai Super Kings, as captain Rohit Sharma spoke about the future at the toss. Pollard turned 35 today. Toss presenter Simon Doull asked Rohit if it was tough to convey the message to Pollard. “It was tough. But he (Pollard) accepted it. We made a couple of changes – Hrithik Shokeen for Murugan Ashwin was the other change – and one was with an eye to the future,” the MI skipper said. MI, already out of the playoffs race, will have two more group league matches remaining after this and Pollard could still have a send-off. But the writing appears to be on the wall. Over the years, Pollard has been imme...
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CSK vs MI: DRS not available for 1.4 overs during CSK innings due to power failure, Conway suffers due to poor on-field call | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings suffered due to a dubious on-field umpiring call after a short-circuit at the Wankhede Stadium led to unavailability of Decision Review System (DRS) system for 10 balls during their IPL match against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. With the DRS system not functional, CSK opener Devon Conway couldn't get his leg before decision overturned as the delivery from Daniel Sams would have missed the leg-stump by a distance. In fact, neither Mumbai CA, which is the local association nor BCCI, the organisers of the tournament, offered any official explanation of power outage and short circuit on record but off-record put the blame on each other. A BCCI source said that "short-circuit" happened in one of the power supply outlets which was directly linked to the DRS system a...
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Ajax Amsterdam name Schreuder as new coach to replace Ten Hag | Football News – Times of India

AMSTERDAM: Ajax Amsterdam on Thursday named Alfred Schreuder as their new coach to replace Erik ten Hag who is headed to Manchester United. Ajax has signed a two-year deal with the 49-year-old Schreuder, who is on the brink of taking Club Brugge to the Belgian title. Schreuder was an assistant to Ten Hag at Ajax for 18 months and with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona last season. He has been head coach at Twente and Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and at Brugge from January. They have come from behind to lead the Belgian league in the closing stages of the season and will seal the title if they win on Sunday. "Becoming head coach at Ajax is an honour and a great opportunity for me, which I grab with both hands. I would like to win prizes in Amsterdam with a team that plays attractive football. Wit...
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IPL 2022: Hasaranga is a good cricketer, as is Yuzvendra Chahal: Mike Hesson | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mike Hesson-led support staff feels Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has done more than what was expected of him in the ongoing IPL, having entered the team as a direct replacement for Yuzvendra Chahal. The second highest wicket-taker in the current edition of the league, Hasaranga recently took a five-for to lead his team to victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. "From the start, Hasaranga was always getting big players out, he was getting wickets in the middle that got us back in the game, even though he might have got one for 28 which does not cause highlights. He was actually doing a nice job for us," said director of cricket Hesson on RCB Bold Diaries. Chahal, one of RCB's best bowlers in the last few years, left for Rajasthan Royals ahead o...
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Swiatek beats Azarenka to sweep into Italian Open quarters | Tennis News – Times of India

ROME: Iga Swiatek continued her hot streak on Thursday by seeing off Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-1 to move into the Italian Open quarter-finals. World number one Swiatek needed nearly two hours to claim her 25th straight victory as the 20-year-old bids for a fifth tournament win in a row. Swiatek is the favourite for the French Open which starts later this month and showed why in an impressive performance against Azarenka, herself a former top-ranked player and Grand Slam winner. Azarenka got off to a blistering start at the Foro Italico, the two-time Australian Open winner claiming the first three games and breaking Swiatek twice in the process. However Swiatek replied by winning three games of her own before taking game seven on her serve, surviving three break points in a long battle at...
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Record-breaking Jyothi Yarraji does not want to get carried away after memorable debut | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Smashing the national record in her debut international race was no mean feat but rising Indian hurdler Jyothi Yarraji does not want to get carried away by the achievement and the accolades around it. Instead, she is ready to put in the hard yards to bring laurels for the country. The 22-year-old Jyothi smashed the 100m hurdles national record at the Cyprus International Meet at Limassol on Tuesday, clocking 13.23 seconds to better the old record of 13.38s, which stood in the name of Anuradha Biswal since 2002. Jyothi Yarraji finally broke long standing Indian record in women 100m hurdles with a winning performance of 13.23s… https://t.co/PD3x55KU99— Rahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) 1652203831000The Andhra athlete, who is a trainee at the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High P...
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Brendon McCullum appointed England men’s Test head coach

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of England’s test team, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Thursday. McCullum replaced Chris Silverwood who left the role in February after England were thrashed 4-0 in the Ashes in Australia, with Paul Collingwood stepping in as a caretaker coach. McCullum, 40, is currently in charge of Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders but the ECB said he will be in place to start his role when New Zealand visit for a three-test series starting at Lord’s on June 2. “We are delighted to confirm Brendon as England men’s test head coach. It has been a real privilege to get to know him and understand his views and vision for the game,” ECB managing director Rob Key said in a statement. "I'm no stranger to brin...
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No Tasmania contract for former Australia skipper Tim Paine | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australian Test captain Tim Paine's career appears to have come to an end as Tasmania has not offered him a fresh contract, months after his text message scandal before the Ashes series. The 37-year-old Paine has not been included in the contracted players' list, posted by Cricket Tasmania on its website. Paine had quit after being investigated by Cricket Australia for sending explicit text messages to a female co-worker four years ago. During a correspondence with Australian cricket authorities in June 2018, the woman claimed she was offended by "Mr Paine's sexually explicit, unwelcome and unsolicited photograph of his genitals in addition to the graphic sexual comments". After a sabbatical from cricket following his captaincy resignation, Paine returned to Tasmania a...
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IPL 2022: Manjrekar calls to get rid of ‘completely redundant’ bails after Chahal-Warner incident | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar has called for getting rid of "completely redundant" bails in modern-day cricket after an incident featuring Yuzvendra Chahal and David Warner in Wednesday's IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at DY Patil Stadium. In the ninth over of Delhi's successful chase of 161, Warner had a huge slice of luck when on the last ball of the over, a leg break from Chahal went past his bat and brushed the leg stump. It was sufficient to light the stumps but not enough to dislodge one of the bails, which is a requirement for a clean bowled dismissal. Eventually, Warner was unbeaten at 52 and with Mitchell Marsh leading the chase with a 62-ball 89, Delhi got a much-needed win by eight wickets. "I've said this before as well, it's r...