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Horoscope Today, 20 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 is your spiritual power may make you happy. Your way of thinking may be positive. You are inclined to spiritualism today. You may plan to visit some religious place. You may also take interest in occult science. You are likely to observe flawlessness in your nature. It is advised to keep your views with you only, try to discuss with those person, who may understand your frequency. Taurus: Today, you may feel nervous, you have lack of patience, for seeking peace you may be attracted by occult, it is advised to follow your intuition before going ahead. You may also get depth knowledge on a subject or you may have a good focus towards your research. Gemini: Today, Your moon is placed in a good ...
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IPL 2022: Kohli finds his touch, keeps RCB in contention for IPL playoffs

After yet another start had ended in yet another soft dismissal, the clip of Virat Kohli screaming at the skies, ‘what else do you want me to do?’ had gone viral. That was a week ago in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s previous game against Punjab Kings, and Kohli had had a few days since to try and reboot and refresh for his side’s final league match of the season against Gujarat Titans at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. In his previous outing at the ground, against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kohli had gone first ball of the match, popping it off the pad straight to midwicket. The Sunday crowd, which had braved the draining afternoon commute into town, was so stunned it couldn’t even properly groan out its disappointment. On Thursday night, after an average of 19.66 and a strike-rate of 113.46 af...
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Virat Kohli to discuss timing of taking a break with Dravid, Indian team management

There was one shot in Virat Kohli’s innings against Gujarat Titans on Thursday; a supremely elegant lofted drive off Rashid Khan for a six. It oozed sublimity and also, supreme confidence. A Khan googly accounted for Kohli a couple of balls later, but in a bad season, he had his best game. Kohli hasn’t scored a century in any format since November 2019. This IPL, where he has scored 309 runs in 14 matches, has been underwhelming by his lofty standards. Along the way, he suffered the ignominy of having golden ducks in successive matches. Trying to draw a 2014 analogy, when he had become James Anderson’s bunny in England and finished with 134 runs from 10 Test innings, could be tempting. Kohli begs to differ. “What happened in England was a pattern so something that I could work on, somet...
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What is the secret sauce of world champ Zareen’s success: Clean punches, measured footwork, a ticking brain

Far too often when fighting from the inside, Nikhat Zareen would get her right arm in one tangled interlock. It skidded her momentum. It creased what were otherwise clean, crisp well-defined straight punches. On a good day and throwing them in a bunch while circling from the outside, these were clear combinations that would imprint themselves on judges’ retinas and help them make up their minds about a round. But if her right arm got yanked in by a clinch, it cramped her style, literally. Three judges gave Round 2 of the World Championship 52 kg final to Nikhat’s opponent – Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas after the Indian had started off fantastically for a 5-0 clean cut on all five cards. The 3-2 was a bit of a new situation this week, with the Indian coasting through 5-0 or 4-1 at most. It...
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It was my dream to trend on Twitter, says world champ Nikhat Zareen

After becoming only the fifth Indian woman boxer to become world champion, Nikhat Zareen, 25, spoke about her Olympics dream. Excerpts from her press conference after her win. On her win and the expectations Inshallah, I will work hard like this and try to give my best to win a medal in the Paris Olympics. I would dedicate this medal to all my countrymen who supported me throughout my career. Am I trending on Twitter? It was always my dream to be a trend on Twitter and to achieve something for my country at the world level is the biggest motivation On challenges in last two years The last two years were really difficult for every boxer as we could not train due to Covid-19. I was doing individual training as I have a personal gym at my home. But yes, after all those hardships and chall...
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IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans Highlights: Virat Kohli finds form as RCB steamroll Gujarat to stay in play-off race | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A fired up Virat Kohli roared back to form with a fine half-century as Royal Challengers Bangalore stayed alive in the IPL play-off race with a thumping eight-wicket win over table toppers Gujarat Titans on Thursday. This was after skipper Hardik Pandya scored a gritty 47-ball 62 not out to lift GT to a competitive 168 for five after opting to bat. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableKohli (73 off 54) and captain Fa du Plessis (44 off 38) shared a match-winning 115-run opening stand before Glenn Maxwell (40 not out off 18) went ballistic to ensure the team got home in 18.4 overs. By virtue of this win, RCB moved to fourth place in the standings with 16 points but will have to wait for the Delhi Capitals-Mumbai Indians game on Saturday to know their fate. A loss for Delhi wo...
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The tale of Nikhat Zareen’s resilience: From requesting a ‘fair trial’ to becoming world champion | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: None other than legendary MC Mary Kom had asked in 2019, 'who is Nikhat Zareen'? Cut to 2022, the Telangana boxer is a world champion. Three years ago, Nikhat was pleading for a "fair trial" against Mary Kom ahead of the Tokyo Olympics after being denied a chance to compete in the trials for this very tournament and today she stands as a champion. As the flyweight world champion's name was called out on Thursday, Zareen jumped with joy, punching the air ecstatically. She had finally done it. As the magnitude of the moment hit her, the tears began to roll down her cheeks. She had finally proven herself, shut down all her detractors. BREAKING RECORDS JUST LIKE THAT! 🤩@nikhat_zareen becomes the 1️⃣st 🇮🇳 apart from Mary Kom to have won gold at the… https://t.co/SthRT6DnJ3— Boxing...
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Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, 13-time winner Rafael Nadal and new teenage star Carlos Alcaraz were drawn in the same half of the French Open on Thursday. World number one Djokovic and Nadal, ranked five, are seeded to meet as early as the quarter-finals. Alcaraz, 19, is bidding to become just the eighth teenager to win a Grand Slam men's title. Roland-Garros men's singles draw :#RolandGarros https://t.co/jf6XCS0yyo— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1652981735000He could face either Djokovic or Nadal, who holds a record 21 majors, in the semi-finals in a top-heavy draw for the second Grand Slam of the season. "I am very motivated to play my best tennis," said two-time French Open champion and 20-time major winner Djokovic. "In Paris, I always play very strong. Last year, it was ...
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McCullum believes England revival will benefit Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Newly-appointed England Test coach Brendon McCullum says improving the team's flagging fortunes will also help secure the red-ball game's international future. The former New Zealand captain will take charge of an England side that have won just one of their past 17 Tests, with fans hoping his partnership with new skipper Ben Stokes proves the catalyst for a revival. English cricket chiefs are banking on McCullum, a noted limited overs as well as Test cricketer, transferring the qualities that made him a dynamic batsman and attacking leader into his first coaching job in red-ball cricket. The 40-year-old knows something about starting in difficult circumstances -- in his first Test as New Zealand captain his team were bowled out for just 45 by South Africa at Cape Town in 2013. ...
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Don’t wear shorts they would tell Nikhat, today she is a world champion : Father Jameel

Mohammad Jameel, a former footballer and cricketer, wanted one of his four daughters to pick up a sport. The Nizamabad native picked athletics for his third daughter Nikhat Zareen. A young Nikhat emerged state champion in both the sprint events, but took to the boxing ring on the advice of an uncle. At 14, she was crowned the World Youth Boxing Champion and looked destined to be a major force. But living in the shadow of the legendary Mary Kom meant a patient wait for her time under the sun. A shoulder injury didn’t help and she missed a full year in 2017. Five years later the pain and frustration are distant memories as Nikhat became the flyweight (52 kg) world champion with a unanimous decision win over Jitpong Jutamas of Thailand. Jameel looked back with pride. “To win a gold in the...
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Nikhat Zareen scripts history, clinches gold at Women’s World Boxing Championships | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen lived up to the expectations as she clinched the coveted gold in flyweight (52kg) division with a facile 5-0 victory over Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas in the Women's World Championship final in Istanbul on Thursday. Capping off a stupendous campaign that saw her dominate all her rivals, the Telangana boxer out-punched her Thai opponent to win via unanimous verdict with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in her favour. With this win, Zareen, a 2019 Asian Championship bronze medallist, became only the fifth Indian boxer to be crowned world champion. Six-time champion Mary Kom (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018) Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny RL (2006) and Lekha KC (2006) are the other pugilists who have won the world title. BREAKIN...
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Spanish prosecutors probe Super Cup contracts after leaks

Spanish state prosecutors have opened an investigation into the contracts behind the country’s Super Cup soccer matches in Saudi Arabia following leaked audio between the president of the federation and player Gerard Piqué regarding millions of dollars in commissions. The state prosecutors’ office told The Associated Press on Thursday that an anti-corruption investigation had been initiated recently. The probe comes roughly a month after an on-line Spanish newspaper published stolen audio files of conversations between Piqué and Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales. The audio revealed that Piqué helped to negotiate a 24 million euro ($25.3 million) commission to take the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia. Piqué’s company, Kosmos group, would have pocketed 4 million euros ($4.2 mil...
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Cavendish wants to continue racing for two more years | More sports News – Times of India

Britain's Mark Cavendish said on Thursday that he wants to continue racing for two more years, with another appearance at the Tour de France on his radar. Cavendish admitted at the end of 2020 that he was considering retirement, but enjoyed a remarkable return to form last year, sprinting to four stage wins at the Tour de France to equal the record of 34 set by Belgian great Eddy Merckx. The 36-year-old Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl racer, who ensured a winning return to the Giro d'Italia as he sprinted to victory on stage three in Hungary last week, feels fit enough to keep going. "I want to extend my career for at least another two years," Cavendish told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's not just that I want to keep cycling, I feel I can be competitive for at least another two ye...
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PV Sindhu beats Sim Yu Jin to enter Thailand Open quarter-finals | Badminton News – Times of India

BANGKOK: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu remains the lone surviving Indian shuttler in the competition after she sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals of the Thailand Open on Thursday. The world no 7 Sindhu, seeded sixth, took just 37 minutes to get the better of Sim Yu Jin, who had played a pivotal role in Korea's Uber Cup win, 21-16 21-13 in a second round match. Sindhu, who had defeated world number 62, USA's Lauren Lam in the opening round, will next face second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Yamaguchi beat Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-23 21-15 21-16 in another second round match. However, Kidambi Srikanth, one of the main architects of India's historic Thomas Cup triumph, exited from the BWF World Tour Super 500 event after handing a walkover to his opponent in the men's sin...
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Asif Ali blessed with a baby girl

Pakistan middle-order batter Asif Ali on Thursday took to Twitter to reveal that he and his wife were blessed with a baby girl. “Mere Ghar Ayee Aik Nanhi Pari! Welcome to the World, Sweetheart!” his Twitter post read. Asif Ali has a gut-wrenching backstory where he had lost his first daughter to cancer. For the rest of his life he will carry the pain of losing his daughter. Cricket can never be an adequate solace. Mere Ghar Ayee Aik Nanhi Pari!💓 Welcome to the World, Sweetheart!#blessed #blessedwithababygirl pic.twitter.com/R2dTGQ3gyk — Asif Ali (@AasifAli45) May 19, 2022 Three years ago, ahead of the 50-over World Cup, Ali’s daughter Dua Fatima succumbed to stage 4 cancer. She was just 19 months old. A day after the funeral, Ali joined the Pakistan squad in England. Back then. Asif ...
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Sift-Surya win 50m rifle prone mixed silver, India finish on top in Suhl Junior World Cup | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sift Kaur Samra and Surya Pratap Singh on Thursday settled for a silver in the 50m rifle prone mixed team event as India finished on top at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Sift and Surya lost 15-17 to the Polish pair of Maja Magdalena Gawenda and Wiktoro Sajdak in the final. However, Abhay Singh Sekhon and Areeba Khan bowed out in the qualification round of skeet mixed team competition, the final event of the day, finishing a lowly seventh with a combined effort of 134 out of 150. The second Indian pair in the competition, Bhavtegh Singh Gill and Darshna Rathore were no better as they finished further back in the 10th spot with a score of 132. Late on Wednesday, the Indian women's skeet team of Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Darshna R...
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As a captain, Ganguly built a team; not sure if Kohli did: Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India batsman Virender Sehwag rates Sourav Ganguly's leadership higher than anyone else in Indian cricket. The former India opener said statistically, Virat Kohli as captain may remain among the best, still, he could not build a team as much as Ganguly did. "Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players, and backed them through their highs and lows," Sehwag said on Home of Heroes, Sports18's latest offering. "I doubt if Kohli did that in his tenure." The two-time World Cup winner said during Kohli's captaincy, for 2-3 years, there was a trend to change the team after almost every Test, whether they won or lost". "In my opinion, the no 1 captain is the one who builds a team and gives confidence to his players. He (Kohli) backed some players, some he did not," say...
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IPL 2022 RCB vs GT Live Score Updates: Bangalore lock horns with Gujarat in must-win game

IPL 2022, RCB vs GT Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the Squads: Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Wille...
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BCCI allows full capacity in stadiums for India-SA T20I series: Sources | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In what has come as a great news for Indian fans is that the BCCI has allowed full capacity in stadiums for India versus South Africa five-match T20 international series starting on June 9. According to ANI sources in the board "BCCI to allow full capacity in stadiums for India versus South Africa T20 international series." BCCI had already announced a full capacity crowd for the IPL play-offs. The Covid protocols have eased off as the numbers in the country are not very high and as a result BCCI is now allowing a full capacity for the fans to come and enjoy the match from the stadiums. The Indian team will play a five-match T20I series against South Africa on five different venues which includes New Delhi, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru. The series will start on J...
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IPL 2022: Virat Kohli believes he is going through ‘phase of evolution’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a declaration that is not commensurate with his current form, Virat Kohli says he is "actually" going through the "happiest phase" of his life, when he is not receptive to either success or failure. He is "not finding any self-worth or value" in what he is doing on the field now, a far cry from the man known for his intensity and passion, things that made him a cricket icon, besides his incredible range of shots with the bat in his pomp. Kohli has not scored a hundred in competitive cricket for nearly three years and the current edition of IPL happens to be his worst. "I'm actually in the happiest phase of my life. I am not finding any self-worth or value in what I do on the field. I'm way past that phase. This is a phase of evolution for me," Kohli told Star Sports. The form...