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Horoscope Today, 23 May 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo 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 very happy, your losses may convert into profits. Your seniors may be happy and appreciate your work. You may likely to have some changes into your place, position or responsibilities at work, in terms of promotions. Your opponents and hidden enemies may be under control now. Singles and love birds may take important decisions in terms of marriage with the help of relatives or friends. Taurus: Today, there may be peace in the mind. You may plan to invest some capital in the business, which may increase liquidity into your business. Your earnings may boost your financial health. You may enjoy romantic moments with your spouse, which may enhance harmony in the family life. Singles ...
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IPL 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets to finish sixth | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings ended their campaign on a winning note, crushing an already demoralised Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in an inconsequential final IPL league match here on Sunday. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed only 157 for 8 on a good batting track. But it was never going to be enough as Liam Livingstone made mincemeat of a hapless SRH attack, scoring 49 not out off 22 balls, and also hitting the coveted 1000th six of the tournament. That's that from Match 70 as @PunjabKingsIPL end their campaign on a winning note. Win by 5 wickets in 15.1 overs.… https://t.co/UEH54ahXk8— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653240984000Shikhar Dhawan (39 off 32 balls) and Jitesh Sharma (19 off 7 balls) also contributed handsomely to the team's cause as the chase was completed in just 15.1...
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Man City retain Premier League title with a dramatic late comeback win against Aston Villa | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes on Sunday. Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola's men held off Liverpool's title charge to win the league by a point. As it happened: Man City vs Aston VillaIn scenes reminiscent of the first of City's now six league titles in 11 seasons when Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd minute winner to deny Manchester United the title on goal difference, the champions produced a remarkable comeback at the Etihad. Goals from Matty Cash and former Liverpool favourite Philippe Coutinho looked set to gift the Reds the title. Jurgen Klopp's men did thei...
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Champions again: How Manchester City eclipsed neighbours United to become Premier League’s dominant force

Just days before Manchester City’s attempt to win their fourth league title in five years, Pep Guardiola compared his team’s consistency in winning the Premier League to Alex Ferguson’s golden era when they achieved the same level of dominance. Perhaps, it was a statement designed to rub salt into the wounds of their neighbours. Maybe, it was actually the case. The Citizens will certainly claim so. On Sunday, Guardiola engineered City to their first ever dominant run, winning yet another title in a dramatic finale. His side came back from 0-2 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and become champions in a dramatic manner among heavy chasing from Liverpool. It continues their tremendous run of titles under Guardiola, who was brought in by the new owners to launch an era of dominance. When a finan...
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Ambati Rayudu wants to leave Hyderabad, likely to play for Baroda next season | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Senior batter Ambati Rayudu could once again end up playing for Baroda in the next domestic season after having returned to Hyderabad a few seasons back. The controversial cricketer, who has always had run-ins with various cricket establishments throughout his career, seems to have hit a roadblock with HCA and once again wants to switch states. "Ambati Rayadu had approached us before the start of the IPL and expressed his desire to play for us," a senior Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "We then put up the matter before the Apex Council and the Apex Council is open for the move," the official added. However, the official maintained that things will be worked out. The 36-year-old right-handed batter in his career has played for Baroda...
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‘Had I been picked by an IPL team, I would have just practised’, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Going unsold in the Indian Premier League auction in February this year has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Cheteshwar Pujara. While the IPL was on, Pujara travelled to England for what turned out to be a highly successful county stint for Sussex, which has helped him force his way back into the India Test squad for the deciding Test in Birmingham in July. “You can say that now in hindsight. Had I been picked by an IPL team, there were major chances that I wouldn’t have got any games. I would have just gone (to nets) and practised. Getting match practice and practice in the nets is always different. So when the county thing happened, I just said yes. The major reason I said yes to the county (stint) is that I wanted my old rhythm back,” Pujara told The Indian Express from Pa...
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Going home after Olympic selection trial healed me, worked hard on my weaknesses after that: Nikhat Zareen | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Whatever happens, happens for a good reason. Those were the words Nikhat Zareen kept telling herself after she lost the trials for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers three years ago, following which she went home to "heal." Zareen had famously written to the then Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju demanding a fair selection trial after the Boxing Federation of India decided to send the legendary MC Mary Kom directly for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers in 2019. "After the trial, I went home to relax my mind. Then (COVID-19) lockdown also happened, so I got to spend the whole of 2020 with my family," the newly-crowned world champion told PTI. "I was able to heal myself during that lockdown and get out of that zone. I enjoyed spending time with my niece, eating food made by my mom....
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IPL auction snub a blessing in disguise for Cheteshwar Pujara

On Sunday afternoon, as the Indian Premier League juggernaut prepared to move from Mumbai to Kolkata, Cheteshwar Pujara posted some pictures of him and wife Puja with the Eiffel Tower in the background on his Twitter handle. ‘Quaint cosy cafes, walks on beautiful streets and great company in Paris,’ he wrote under the photos. Just a week ago, Pujara had finished a bumper stint with county side Sussex and had more than earned for himself a celebratory jaunt across the English Channel. Hours later, on Sunday evening, he returned to the India squad that will travel to England in June for the final Test of the five-match series – which had been postponed last year – and will now be played from July 1 in Birmingham. But the other veteran batsman who had been dropped along with Pujara for the...
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Sardar’s coaching debut major talking point as India face Pak in Asia Cup

Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil smiled sheepishly when asked how they felt playing in a team coached by former teammate and captain Sardar Singh. “It’s not weird under him. He’s a strict disciplinarian,” Sunil said. Lakra chipped in: “He has been a role model. He’s always been known for his fitness and discipline.” It’s come full circle for the trio that formed the core of the team when India clinched the Asia Cup at the previous edition in 2017. Then, after heading in different directions, they are reunited. Sunil, playing his fourth Asia Cup, a testimony to his longevity, was on a sabbatical when he was summoned to join the training camp for the Commonwealth Games. Lakra was enjoying his retirement, juggling time between family and office work, when he, too, got the call-up. Sardar, who’d...
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Umran always had self belief that he will make it big one day: Father Abdul Rashid | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Abdul Rashid was so overwhelmed that he was having difficulty in expressing his thoughts eloquently. It was a different Sunday evening after all. Very different from what he has known in his more than five decades of existence. Because it's not every Sunday that there was a 'google alert' pop-up of his interest while manning a fruit shop. But after 5 pm, Rashid saw a pop-up that flashed news he has dreamt about over the past two months. His 21-year-old son Umran Malik has been selected in the Indian team for the South Africa series. It wasn't a surprise as Umran, after his 21 wickets and propensity to make a mockery of the speed gun radar, was always in contention. But Rashid still found it difficult to express his feelings of that moment which is a bit of a blur. "People wer...
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Cycling to success: Hard work and no shortcuts reason for Arshdeep’s India selection

On Sunday evening, Punjab Kings medium pacer Arshdeep Singh called his mother Baljeet Kaur prior to the IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Kaur was in her evening prayers, her son would share the news of his selection in the Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against South Africa. Soon, it became a virtual celebration with team-mates Harpeet Brar and Baltej Singh joining the phone call. Arshdeep, who has impressed one and all with his control and economy, especially during the death overs, has been named alongside pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Umran Malik. “Arshdeep calls me prior to every match and did so this evening as I was doing a path. He told me, ‘Mom, wadhai howe, I have been selected in the Indian team.’ I could not hold my tears and ...
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Indian contingent finish with 23 medals at Bahrain Para Badminton

The Indian para badminton team finished with a rich haul of 23 medals, including seven golds, at the 1st Bahrain Para Badminton International Championships in Manama. Promising doubles shuttler Manisha Ramdass shot into limelight with her twin gold medal show, while Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan (WS SH6) and Dhinagaran Pandurangan and Sivarajan Solaimalai (Doubles SH6) also claimed the other top honours for India. Top para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Tarun Dhillon also clinched couple of gold medals each. Pairing up with Bhagat, Manisha got the better of Thailand’s Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-14, 21-11 to take the gold in mixed doubles. Manisha also produced a strong show combining with Mandeep Kaur to win the gold in women’s doubles SL3-SU5 finals. They took just 23 minutes to...
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bahrain para badminton: India finish with 23 medals at Bahrain Para Badminton | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian para badminton team finished with a rich haul of 23 medals, including seven golds, at the 1st Bahrain Para Badminton International Championships in Manama. Promising doubles shuttler Manisha Ramdass shot into limelight with her twin gold medal show, while Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan (WS SH6) and Dhinagaran Pandurangan and Sivarajan Solaimalai (Doubles SH6) also claimed the other top honours for India. Top para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Tarun Dhillon also clinched a couple of gold medals each. Pairing up with Bhagat, Manisha got the better of Thailand's Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-14, 21-11 to take the gold in mixed doubles. 23 Medals7 Gold3 Silver13 BronzeIndian Para Team Won 23 Medals Including 7 Gold in Bahrain Para Badminton Inter… https://t.co/J7cu...
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F1: Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix, takes world championship lead | Racing News – Times of India

MONTMELÓ (Spain): World champion Max Verstappen overcame a sequence of problems to lead his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez home and claim the lead in this year's title race on a bad day for Ferrari in Sunday's sizzling Spanish Grand Prix. His victory in a crushing Red Bull one-two was the 24th of his career and third in succession this season as he came home ahead of his Mexican partner with George Russell confirming Mercedes' revival by finishing third. Charles Leclerc, who had led the championship and dominated practice, set off convincingly from pole position until he was forced to retire his Ferrari with an engine failure. Beaten at the start, Verstappen was blown off the circuit and had technical problems, but he overcame them to produce a furious drive aided by his team-mate's ge...
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I’m trying to play more shots, working on T20 game: Smriti Mandhana | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Star India opener Smriti Mandhana on Sunday said she has been working on her T20 game and looking to play more strokes, keeping in mind the number of shortest format matches scheduled in the next 12 months. "Personally I have been working on my T20 cricket since we have lot of T20s to play this year. So, trying to play little bit more shots then I used to playing," she said. Mandhana will be leading the defending champions Trailblazers at the Women's T20 Challenge, scheduled to be held from May 23 to 28 at the MCA Stadium here. "We had a good T20 domestic season, so just looking to continue with this tournament. I'm not thinking about how I will be going about it but I will just try to enjoy it as much as I can," she said. Talking about her side's opening match against Supernovas ...
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I’m trying to play more shots, working on T20 game: Smriti Mandhana

Star India opener Smriti Mandhana on Sunday said she has been working on her T20 game and looking to play more strokes, keeping in mind the number of shortest format matches scheduled in the next 12 months. “Personally I have been working on my T20 cricket since we have lot of T20s to play this year. So, trying to play little bit more shots then I used to playing,” she said. Mandhana will be leading the defending champions Trailblazers at the Women’s T20 Challenge, scheduled to be held from May 23 to 28 at the MCA Stadium here. “We had a good T20 domestic season, so just looking to continue with this tournament. I’m not thinking about how I will be going about it but I will just try to enjoy as much as I can,” she said. Talking about her side’s opening match against Supernovas on Monday...
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Premier League Highlights: Manchester City defend title, stage dramatic comeback from two goals behind

Premier League Live: Klopp and Guardiola’s legacy will be beyond titles and numbers At the final whistle of the first duel between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the English Premier League, a scrappy game Liverpool nailed 1-0 at Anfield in December 2016, the DJ played out the Starship track Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now. Nothing, though, seemed to suggest the mesmerising brand of football both managers would produce to enchant the world over the next five years. The match was a turgid affair with just three shots on goal. City finished third that season, Liverpool just behind them. The steering of English football seemed secure in the hands of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, runaway leaders, and the emerging Mauricio Pochettino. Klopp and Guardiola were afterthoughts than protagonists that sea...
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Important to hold elections at earliest, I will request FIFA president to give India 2-3 months’ time: Praful Patel | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Praful Patel, who was removed from the office of president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) by the Supreme Court, said he will call FIFA boss Gianni Infantino on Monday and request him to not ban the country and give two months' time to conduct elections. A joint team from FIFA and AFC is set to visit India to "understand the current situation" in the aftermath of the SC order to constitute a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to run the AIFF's day-to-day affairs. Besides urging Infantino, Patel, who sits in the all-powerful FIFA council, will also speak to Fatma Samoura, the secretary general of the world football governing body. Patel said holding elections at the earliest is critical. "I will speak to FIFA and tell them that whatever happens, if elections take place ...
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Praful Patel on AIFF elections: Dragging this issue can be very disastrous… please do not underestimate FIFA’s strength to take radical decisions

Fearing a FIFA ban, which could grind most activities to a halt, former All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said he will talk to FIFA president Gianni Infantino and secretary-general Fatma Samoura to request them not to take such strong action. Patel also said he’ll speak with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and ask them to expedite the election process, underlining that ‘dragging this issue can be very disastrous’ for Indian football. On Wednesday, due to a logjam in finalising AIFF’s constitution to hold elections, the Supreme Court formed a three-member CoA to look after the day-to-day affairs of the federation, thus bringing an unceremonious end to Patel’s stint as president. The Supreme Court also empowered the CoA – comprising ...
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County runs get Cheteshwar Pujara country recall

The IPL snub proved to be a blessing for Cheteshwar Pujara. While the world was busy watching the world’s most popular T20 tournament, Pujara, in his Sussex whites, was entertaining the English county faithfuls. In those idyllic surroundings, he has scored a couple of double tons and two hundreds – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143. This mountain of runs helped Pujara make a return to the Test squad. His Sussex team mate and Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan had given a hint about Pujara’s drive and focus during his short stint. “He is a very nice person and his concentration and focus are unreal … In my life, the player with the highest levels of concentration and focus I have seen is Younis bhai. So No. 1 is Younis bhai. After that, it was Fawad ...