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Horoscope Today, 21 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 feel dull, it is advised to keep your mind cool, its golden rule for you to think twice before any act. You may be travel to recover your money, otherwise you may lose your money. You are also advised to avoid to go for adventure tour. Students are advised to go for in depth study to get success. Taurus: Today you may feel good, domestic harmony may make you happy. You may meet some influential person to get some benefits in the work front. You may likely to perform good in your job, you may expect some rewards in terms of promotions. Disputes in inherited property may likely to settle down. Gemini: Today, you may be busy at kids, you may plan to invest in kids future. You are likely...
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IPL 2022: Ashwin intelligence trumps Ali elegance

Promoting Ravichandran Ashwin up the order turned out to be a tactical masterstroke for Rajasthan Royals. When the game became tight, his 40 not out off 23 balls became the decisive factor. Not often does Ashwin score his runs at a 173-plus strike rate. On Friday, he bossed an inexperienced Chennai Super Kings bowling attack. No way does it belittle the all-rounder’s effort, a match-winning contribution despite Royals chasing a very gettable 151 for victory. His knock was the most effective on the night, with Royals winning by five wickets and two balls to spare to cement their place in the top-two of the points table, thereby getting two chances of making the final. The best innings of the match, though, came from Moeen Ali. Moeen masterclass A loud cheer greeted MS Dhoni’s announcemen...
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IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Ashwin stars with bat as RR beat CSK to finish second in standings | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin, once again, proved his utility with the bat when his team needed it the most as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to finish the IPL league phase in Top-2 here on Friday. Ashwin remained unbeaten on 40 off 23 balls as RR completed the chase of 151 with two balls to go, grabbing the second place to set up a blockbuster clash with Gujarat Titans in the first play-off next Tuesday. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableMoeen Ali top-scored for CSK with a 57-ball 93 before RR staged a remarkable comeback to restrict the yellow brigade to 150 for six in the allotted 20 overs. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 44 balls) got RR off to a brisk start with back-to-back boundaries off Mukesh Choudhary in the innings' first over. In fact, by t...
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Wimbledon loses ranking points over Russia, Belarus ban: ATP | Tennis News – Times of India

Wimbledon will be stripped of ranking points over its decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from competing at the 2022 Championships due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, the men's ATP Tour said on Friday. Tennis governing bodies have banned Russia and Belarus from international team competitions following the invasion, but allowed players from the two countries to continue competing as neutrals. "The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based on merit, and without discrimination, is fundamental to our Tour," the ATP said in a statement. "The decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing in the UK this summer undermines this principle and the integrity of the ATP Ranking system. It is also inconsistent with our Rankings ag...
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Bangladesh’s Nayeem Hasan ruled out of second Sri Lanka Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Injury-hit Bangladesh received a fresh blow on Friday when off-spinner Nayeem Hasan was ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a finger injury. The second Test in the two-Test series starts at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. "Nayeem had a contusion of the right middle finger while batting and fielding in the first Test," said Bangladesh national team physio Bayzidul Islam in a statement. "An X-ray after the match confirmed an oblique fracture on the tip of the middle finger. He will miss the second Test. We will take specialist opinion before planning his rehab and recovery," he added. Nayeem played a key part in the drawn first Test in Chittagong, which ended on Thursday. He claimed 6-105 to help Bangladesh bowl out Sri Lanka for 397 runs in the fi...
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Tracing golden girl Nikhat Zareen’s journey from a sprint runner to boxing world champion | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "Why are there no girls playing, is boxing only a men's sport?" A young and innocent Nikhat Zareen, who was training to be a sprint runner, had once questioned her father. It was, perhaps, just a mere coincidence or destiny, but that moment would turn out to be life-defining for the newly-crowned flyweight world champion. It all started when Mohammad Jameel, a former footballer and cricketer, decided to take his daughters out to play one summer evening. "I told them we'll go and play in the ground so that they learn something. Someone went to play basketball, one played handball etc.," he told PTI. "After observing for a couple of days I saw Nikhat's body language and I knew she'd be a sport person. So, I bought a tracksuit and told her we'll go train tomorrow." Jameel traine...
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Shikhar Dhawan sees himself playing top-flight cricket for at least next three years, still have a lot to contribute in T20s | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India opener Shikhar Dhawan remains an integral part of the ODI set-up but feels he still has a lot to contribute in the T20 format as he looks to play at the highest level for at least another three years. The 36-year-old from Delhi has had another consistent run in the IPL, scoring 421 runs for Punjab Kings with one game remaining. The last time the stylish opener scored less than 300 runs in the competition was back in 2015, highlighting his consistency. However, despite being among the runs and leading India on tour of Sri Lanka last year, Dhawan did not find a place in the last T20 World Cup squad. The competition for spots is only getting intense in the Indian team but Dhawan is expected to make a T20 comeback with the home series against South Africa beginning June 9. ...
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MS Dhoni News: MS Dhoni confirms he will play IPL next year to bid farewell to CSK fans | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Iconic two-time World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he will "definitely" play in the IPL next year as not doing so would be "unfair" to the city after which the Chennai Super Kings is named and which treats him like its own. With this, the 40-year-old Dhoni put to rest speculations around his participation in the lucrative league next season. "Definitely, I will play next year. It would be unfair not to say thank you to Chennai, to not play in Chennai. It won't be nice to the CSK fans," Dhoni said at the toss for CSK's final match of the ongoing season, against Rajasthan Royals. Y. E. S! 👏 👏𝗠𝗦 𝗗𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗕𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸! 💛 💛 Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/ExR7mrzvFI#TATAIPL | #RRvCSK |… https://t.co/A0YP5VEZ3J— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653054336000"W...
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RR vs CSK: I’ll be back next year, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, on Friday, put an end to his retirement speculations, saying that he would come back strong next year. The Chennai Super Kings captain also spoke about how it would be unfair not to thank the fans in Chennai. Ahead of CSK’s final game in this IPL, against Rajasthan Royals, toss presenter Ian Bishop asked Dhoni whether he would be returning next year. “Definitely. It’s a simple reason; it will be unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you. Mumbai is one place, whereas a team and as an individual I have got a lot of love and affection. But it wouldn’t be nice to the CSK fans. And also, hopefully, next year there will be an opportunity where the teams will be travelling so it will be a like thank you to all the different places where we will be playing games at different ve...
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Premier League most satisfying and difficult trophy to win, says Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said winning the Premier League title is more satisfying than the Champions League with the Spaniard out to dampen his disappointment at missing out in Europe by clinching a fourth English top flight crown. City lead Liverpool by a point heading into the final round of the season on Sunday and Guardiola has the opportunity to clinch the title on home turf for the first time when they welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola said he was not dismissing the Champions League, admitting they would "love to be in Paris" playing in next week's final, but added that winning a title over 38 games was more satisfying as it was "more difficult". "A lot of weeks, a lot of games we struggle with injuries, good and bad moments, different situations. The ...
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‘Nothing to recover’: Nadal dismisses doubts over foot injury | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Rafael Nadal has played down concerns over the chronic foot issue that resurfaced in Rome last week as he prepares to launch his bid for a 14th French Open title. The Spaniard limped to a third-round loss to Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open, but practised in front of thousands of fans at Roland Garros on Wednesday without any obvious discomfort. "There is nothing to recover," Nadal told reporters Friday. "What happened in Rome is something that happened very often in my practices. "I was suffering after that for a couple of days, but I feel better. That's why I'm here." Nadal began the year with a 20-match winning run, capturing a second Australian Open title to claim a record 21st Grand Slam and move ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The 35-year-old then missed six ...
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ISL: Chennaiyin FC retain India midfielder Anirudh Thapa

Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC have retained the services of Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa on a two-year deal. A̶d̶m̶i̶n̶ ̶u̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶g̶a̶ @AnirudhThapa is here to stay! 😎💙 ▶️ https://t.co/bHAZC1ZU1q#AllInForChennaiyin #Thapa2024 pic.twitter.com/nv2BNdylFG — Chennaiyin FC 🏆🏆 (@ChennaiyinFC) May 20, 2022 With this deal, the 24-year-old will continue to feature for the club he had joined in 2016 until the summer of 2024. Since joining the Marina Machans, the Dehradun-born footballer has been an integral part of the team’s set-up, playing a significant role in Chennaiyin FC’s success over the years that also includes playing two ISL finals — winning the title once in the 2017-18 season. “Thapa came here young. And in that time, he’s won an ISL title, establi...
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Praful Patel says SC order has brought finality to ‘long pending issue’

Thrown out of office by the Supreme Court after exceeding his tenure as All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, Praful Patel on Friday accepted the top court’s order, saying it has brought a “finality to a long pending issue”. Patel’s reign at the helm of AIFF affairs came to an unceremonious end after the Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) to run the day-to-day affairs of the national federation. The SC named a panel headed by Justice (retd) AR Dave, with SY Qureshi, former Chief Election Commissioner, and Bhaskar Ganguly, former captain of the Indian football team, as members. “I thank the Honourable Supreme Court for bringing finality to a long pending issue since 2017. I wish the CoA all the very best, and request them to ...
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Zverev says Nadal plays ‘30% better’ at Roland Garros | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Alexander Zverev believes Rafael Nadal plays "30% better" at Roland Garros as he backed either the 13-time winner or defending champion Novak Djokovic to triumph at the French Open. German world number three Zverev, who is seeded to meet Djokovic in the semi-finals, said Nadal seems to have shrugged off the recurrence of a foot injury which saw him limp to an early defeat in Rome last week. "I just watched Rafa practise and it's funny because all of a sudden his forehand is just 20 miles an hour faster. He moves lighter on his feet," said Zverev. "There is something about this court that makes him play 30% better, just being on this court." World number one Djokovic, bidding for a third Paris title to move level with Nadal on 21 Grand Slams, comes into the tournament with a sixth...
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Nikhat Zareen Live at Idea Exchange: ‘My childhood dream was to become an IPS officer’

Don’t wear shorts they would tell Nikhat, today she is a world champion: Father JameelMohammad 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 ...
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Swiatek says nothing to prove as she targets second French Open title | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: World number one Iga Swiatek is the overwhelming favourite for the French Open but says she is feeling relaxed and has nothing to prove as she prepares for the Roland Garros fortnight. The Pole rocketed to fame when she won her maiden Grand Slam title in Paris in 2020 and has since reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open and reached top spot in the rankings. The 20-year-old arrives in Paris on the back of an incredible 28-match winning streak having won her last five tournaments -- proof that she fully deserves to have inherited the No.1 crown Ash Barty held until the Australian announced her shock retirement in March. "I'm more relaxed. I don't know about being nervous, because usually it comes closer to the match, so we will see. I'm going to keep you updated," Swiatek t...
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IPL 2022: Experienced players will have to step up against Mumbai Indians, says Delhi Capitals coach Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarter-final for them against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs. Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, "I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals' previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season. "It's been an up and down season for us, but we've played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I've got a feeling that the boys are about to do that." The Capit...
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Antonio Rudiger says uncertainty over contract talks led to Chelsea exit

Antonio Rudiger has confirmed he will leave Chelsea on a free transfer at the end of the season, saying the lack of communication over a new deal eventually led to his decision although he holds no grudges against the club. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said in April that the defender would leave when his contract expires. The German international, 29, is set to join LaLiga champions Real Madrid on a four-year deal. Sanctions imposed by the British government on Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine meant that the club cannot sign new players or renew existing contracts. “My contract negotiations had already started to get difficult last fall,” Rudiger wrote in The Players’ Tribune on Friday. “Business is business, but when you don’t hear any ne...
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Experienced players will have to step up against MI: Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels his team is peaking at the right time but wants his big guns to deliver in what will be a virtual IPL quarterfinal for them against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. A win against MI will take DC into the playoffs. Speaking about their next game, Ponting said, “I have got full confidence in the players that they will have a really good game on Saturday. We strung back-to-back wins together for the first time (after Delhi Capitals’ previous match against Punjab Kings) in the season. “It’s been an up and down season for us, but we’ve played some good cricket. I always talk about playing our best cricket at the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time. I’ve got a feeling that the boys are about to do that.” The Capitals have been ...
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Russian IOC members not to blame for Ukraine war, says IOC president Bach | More sports News – Times of India

LAUSANNE (Switzerland): Not all Russians should be blamed for their government's decision to invade Ukraine and that includes Russian members of the International Olympic Committee, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Friday, defending his decision not to sanction them. The IOC has called on international federations to move events from Russia and ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competitions. It has, however, not sanctioned or banned Russian members who sit on the IOC from taking part in Olympic meetings despite widespread calls to do so and has also not sanctioned the Russian Olympic Committee. "There is no justice if you paint everyone with the same brush," Bach said in his speech to the IOC session. "This would even be counter-productive because it would play int...