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Horoscope Today, 25 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 more happy, you may have internal vitality which may boost your self-confidence. You are advised to avoid delay in making decisions in terms of finance, profession and academics. Sometimes, you may face self respect issues with the spouse, you are advised to keep patience which may help to maintain domestic harmony. Love birds may go for short trips. Taurus: Today is not a good day for you. You may feel dull and feel dissatisfaction in every moment, you may be victim of conspiracy, you are advised to be careful in terms of hidden enemies and opponents. You are advised to avoid harsh speaking, otherwise you may face some litigations. You should avoid to make investments in risky a...
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GT vs RR: Miller launches Gujarat to final, Saha falls for Eden temptation & Sublime Samson hits “ramani” shot

It’s a story that his father Andrew has often told about David Miller. How he knew when David was just two years old that he would one day play for South Africa. Andrew had bought a golf set and rolled a plastic ball towards his kid. The kid whacked it back. The father rolled it again. Whack again. Andrew turns to his wife and proclaims David would one day play for the country. When South Africa didn’t pick him for the 2011 world cup, a dejected Miller would be revived by the trust IPL franchises showed on him. First it was Kings XI Punjab, and these days its Gujarat Lions. This season he has been explosive, and in the play off, needing 16 runs in the last over, he smashed Prasidh Krishna for 3 consecutive sixes off the first three balls to seal the deal. An emotional captain Hardik Pa...
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IPL 2022: League toppers take first train to final

The game hung on a knife-edge until the last over. Gujarat Titans needed 16 runs off the final six balls to win Qualifier 1 and reach the final. Prasidh Krishna’s brief was to bowl full to David Miller. The field was set that way. The Rajasthan Royals fast bowler started off with a delivery in the slot and conceded a six. The next ball was a touch short and went for another maximum. Royals skipper Sanju Samson wasn’t happy, but the damage was done. Another six from Miller took Titans to a seven-wicket victory with three balls to spare. Royals will get another bite at the cherry in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Collective effort Shubman Gill’s run-out came without warning. The way he and Matthew Wade were batting after losing Wriddhiman Saha in the first over of the 189-run chase, it felt like ...
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IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: Miller, Pandya take Gujarat to final | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: David Miller hit three effortless sixes which looked like action replays as Gujarat Titans, under their inspirational skipper Hardik Pandya, made a mockery of all the odds to reach the final of IPL-15 with a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. On a track that was two-paced, Royals rode on Jos Buttler's 56-ball-89 to post 188 for six in 20 overs, which seemed like a winning total considering the pressure of the occasion. As it happened | ScorecardBut Pandya (40 no off 27 balls) and Miller (68* off 38 balls) added 106 runs in exactly 10 overs to seal the deal with three balls to spare. For a team which many tipped to finish last because of some out-of-the-box picks, turned out to be the most consistent and will now play the final in front of its home crowd at the N...
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Premier League approves proposed takeover of Chelsea by Boehly-led consortium | Football News – Times of India

The Boehly-Clearlake consortium, which agreed terms to acquire Chelsea for 4.25 billion pounds ($5.33 billion) earlier this month, passed the Premier League Owners' and Directors' Test, the league said on Tuesday, paving the way for the club's takeover. The proposal also needs approval from the British government before the consortium can complete the acquisition, with a week remaining before the club's current operating licence expires on May 31. "The Board has applied the Premier League's Owners' and Directors' Test (OADT) to all prospective Directors, and undertaken the necessary due diligence," the league said in a statement. "The members of the consortium purchasing the club are affiliates of the Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., Todd Boehly, Hansjorg Wyss and Mark Walter." "Chelsea F...
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IPL petitioner Aditya Verma: Game-changer, Tone-changer

It is always easier to appreciate whistle-blowers in retrospect than in the heat of the moment. But with the bulbous-cheeked Aditya Verma, even his worst critics will acknowledge the impact he has made in the here and now. The IPL spot-fixing case that promised a clean-up of the system didn’t quite play out that way but the old order did change. Bihar cricket regained its affiliation with parent body BCCI, a case Verma says he has been at since 2005, and old hands like N Srinivasan were forced to relinquish their hold on the board that now has a new Supreme Court-mandated constitution. Nine years back, like now, it was May, the IPL month. An early morning newsbreak would inform the world about the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers – S Sreesanth, Ankit Chauhan and Ajit Chandila...
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AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan thrash Maziya 5-2 to book knock-out stage berth | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: India's ATK Mohun Bagan dished out a dominant performance to book their place in the AFC Cup inter-zone semi-finals with a resounding 5-2 win over Maziya Sports & Recreation to top Group D on Tuesday. ATK Mohun Bagan thus became the first Indian club in AFC Cup history to top the group and qualify for the knockout stage after losing their opening group-stage game. That's it!We top Group D after a five-star performance from the boys. 💚♥️#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan … https://t.co/z3OX0FNm4D— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) 1653411130000Joni Kauko (26' 37') starred as Juan Ferrando's men ensured that there were no shocks on the final matchday. Kauko produced a well-placed finish from the edge of the box to put ATK Mohun Bagan into the lead. Then, Kauko got into the box...
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Why Djokovic will drop 2,000 ranking points at Wimbledon

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – the official governing body of men’s professional tennis – announced on Friday that it will strip Wimbledon of ranking points in 2022. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) soon followed suit, as did the International Tennis Federation (ITF), announcing that they will not be awarding points for the juniors and wheelchair editions of the event. The announcement came in the wake of Wimbledon’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The All England Club’s decision was met with condemnation from the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the time. World No.2 and 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, and World No.7 Andrey Rublev will be left out of the men’s section of the draw. Big names like World...
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Semenya offered to show her body to officials to prove she was female | Off the field News – Times of India

Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was 18 to prove she was female, the South African middle-distance runner said in an interview with HBO's Real Sports that will air on Tuesday. Semenya, now 31, burst onto the scene in 2009 when she won the women's 800m world title by a stunning margin hours after the sport's world governing body said she would undergo gender verification tests. "They thought I had a dick, probably,'' Semenya said in the HBO Real Sports interview. "I told them: 'It's fine. I'm a female, I don't care. If you want to see I'm a woman, I will show you my vagina. All right?'" Gender tests on Semenya reportedly showed the runner had no womb or ovaries but that she had internal testes, the male sexual or...
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J&K LG meets Umran Malik in Jammu; says govt will take care of his training | Cricket News – Times of India

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday evening visited the pace sensation Umran Malik here and said the government will take care of his training and other facilities. Umran, who received his maiden call-up for the national team for the upcoming five-match T20 International home series against South Africa starting June 9, reached his Jammu residence Monday after taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Met Cricketer Umran Malik and his family today. Congratulated him on his accomplishment. https://t.co/yEx0fZtNiv— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) 1653408139000A large number of enthusiastic youngsters visited him at his Malik Market residence during the day and clicked selfies with him. He was also seen waving at the crowds from the balcony of his hous...
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World Championship target achieved, Nikhat Zareen now eyes Olympic glory | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Fresh from her exploits at the World Boxing Championship, Nikhat Zareen has now firmly set her sights on being the first among equals at the Paris Olympics with a top podium finish during the 2024 edition of the quadrennial extravaganza. Zareen clinched the coveted gold in the flyweight (52kg) division with a facile 5-0 win over Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas in the final of the Women's World Championship in Istanbul on May 19, thus becoming only the fifth Indian boxer to be crowned world champion. "I am happy that I have won a gold in the World Championships for the country and in future too I would like to put in more hard work and keep on winning medals for India," Zareen, also a 2019 Asian Championship bronze medallist, said during a felicitation function organised jointly by...
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Viswanathan Anand hopes to make a difference as an administrator | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Superbet Rapid and Blitz event, part of the Grand Chess Tour, which concluded in Warsaw on Monday saw Viswanathan Anand in splendid form. Anand won the rapid portion and eventually shared the second spot with Levon Aronian while Jan-Krzysztof Duda clinched the overall tournament. Anand is relieved to have notched up a strong show against some of the best players. In a chat with TOI, Anand delved on the takeaways from the tournament, how he views his role as an administrator, his mentorship to young Indian Grandmasters and more. How do you assess your performance at the Superbet Rapid and Blitz?I am pretty satisfied with my performance. The rapid went spectacularly well even though my last round loss stung a bit. And the blitz, I was very shaky and luckily my lead in the rap...
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Nayana James pips Ancy Sojan in battle for Indian Grand Prix 4 long jump crown | More sports News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Nayana James produced two efforts over 6.37m to win the high-profile women's long jump title in the Indian Grand Prix 4 Athletics Meet at the Kalinga Stadium on Tuesday. Ancy Sojan, who led after the first two rounds with 6.29m efforts and the fourth round with a 6.35m leap, finished second ahead of World U20 silver medallist Shaili Singh. The Uttar Pradesh teenager, who trains in Bengaluru, came with a best effort of 6.27m in her first meet since the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi in August last year. Nayana James wins the Women's Long Jump event at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Kalinga Stadium. She jumped an impres… https://t.co/8w4zAoLMLv— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) 1653402923000The 26-year-old Nayana James had a fouled jump and 5.99m on her first two effo...
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Afghanistan announce ODI and T20I squad for Zimbabwe tour | Cricket News – Times of India

KABUL: Afghanistan on Tuesday announced its squads for the three one-day internationals and as many Twenty20 clashes on their tour of Zimbabwe next month. The three T20Is will count towards the ICC T20I rankings, whereas the three ODI matches will be part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. Afghanistan are fifth on the points table of the 13-team league. A qualification round for the 2023 World Cup (50 overs) is to be held in India. Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe series namedKabul, 24 May 2022: Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee name… https://t.co/u1nu0HdNfV— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) 1653373374000All-rounder Gulbadin Naib has been left out over poor form, while slow left-arm spinner Zia ur Rehman Akbar, leading wicket-taker in the recently conclu...
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Women’s T20 Challenge: Shafali, Wolvaardt dazzle as Velocity beat Supernovas by 7 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: The swashbuckling Shafali Verma blazed away at the top before Laura Wolvaardt's unbeaten half century as Velocity overhauled a stiff target to get the better of Supernovas by seven wickets in the Women's T20 Challenge on Tuesday. Set a target of 151 after opting to field, Velocity completed the chase with 10 balls to spare. After Shafali's breezy knock of 51 in 33 balls, Laura Wolvaard (51 off 35 balls) and Deepti Sharma (24 not out) saw their side home comfortably. A win for Velocity! 👍 👍 A solid show from @Deepti_Sharma06 & Co. as they beat Supernovas by 7⃣ wickets. 👏 👏Scor… https://t.co/1BEdYrB71G— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653398598000Chasing a challenging target, Velocity lost Natthakan Chantham (1) early but the big-hitting Shafali decided to go all guns blazing as the...
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Asia Cup: Japan crush India 5-2, Sardar Singh-coached team looking at exit door

A new-look Indian team paid for its inexperience and profligacy with Asian champions Japan soundly thrashing them 5-2 in a group A league match of the men’s Asia Cup hockey championship here on Tuesday. Having drawn against Pakistan in the opening game, India’s chances after this defeat will be badly dented as even a big win against Indonesia in the last game might not be enough for qualification to the knock-out stages. Ken Nagayoshi, Kosei Kawabe (twice), Ryomi Ooka and Koji Yamasaki scored for Japan while Pawan Rajbhar and Uttam Singh found the target for the Indians. However, the younger crop of players didn’t measure up against the Japanese, who looked more organised and hit India repeatedly on the counters. The two seniors — Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil — looked well past their pri...
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Path is going to be challenging, continue to work hard: Sachin tells son Arjun

Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun warmed the benches for 28 Indian Premier League matches across two seasons and the batting great has been telling the budding all-rounder that the path is going to be challenging for him and he needs to put in the hard yards. The cricket icon, who has been associated with Mumbai Indians, also made it crystal clear that he does not interfere in selections. Arjun, a left-arm pacer and a left-handed batter, was picked up by five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians but did not get a single game across two seasons of the lucrative league. “This is a different question. What I am thinking or what I feel is not important. The season is already over,” Tendulkar said at a show ‘SachInsight’, when asked whether he would have liked to watch Arjun play this year. Buy Now ...
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Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The 27-year-old France international appeared at a hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court accused of three offenses under the Animal Welfare Act in relation to footage of the abuse that took place on Feb. 6 and surfaced on social media. Zouma pleaded guilty to two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, while another charge was dismissed. He will be sentenced on June 1. Zouma arrived at the court in a car and was accompanied by several security guards who held out umbrellas to form a protective shield around him as he was bundled into the court. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Zouma’s younger brother, Yoan, filmed the inciden...
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Medvedev cruises past Bagnis to begin Roland Garros campaign

Daniil Medvedev got his French Open off to a winning start — never a sure thing for the second-seeded Russian. The U.S. Open champion beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Medvedev was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year after four straight losses in the first round. The Russian earned his first victory since undergoing hernia surgery nearly two months ago. He had lost his opening-round match at the Geneva Open last week on his return. Just getting started 👊@DaniilMedwed advances to the second round with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Bagnis. #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/N0OLVB2TRt — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 24, 2022 Medvedev reached the final at the Australian Open this year, losing to Rafael Nadal in five sets. Danish teenager Holge...
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2nd Test: Sri Lanka openers Karunaratne, Oshada lead fightback against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando each hit a fifty as Sri Lanka gave Bangladesh a fitting reply in the second Test in Dhaka on Tuesday. Both men took the crease after Kasun Rajitha claimed his maiden five-wicket haul, dispatching the hosts for 365, and helped guide the tourists to 143-2 at stumps on the second day. Oshada was out for 57 runs while Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 70, as Sri Lanka trail Bangladesh by 222 overnight. Karunaratne lived dangerously as Mahmudul Hasan dropped him on 37 at short-leg off Taijul Islam, moments after Bangladesh held back from reviewing an appeal which would have seen him out lbw off Ebadot Hossain. Ebadot soon got his reward for good bowling as he dismissed Oshada, who gave a catch to Najmul Hossain at slip. Shakib Al Hasan rem...