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Horoscope Today, 27 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, your old health issues may arise again. Anxiety and restlessness may make you upset. You may likely to become unfocused towards your goals. You may waste you precious time in doing worthless tasks. You are advised to control your spending on worthless stuff, it may affect your financial health. Taurus: Today in the starting of the day, you may not be focused towards your work,but with the help of elder’s blessing, you may be able to control over this messy situation. You may easily find the Resources, which might be important for completion of the project. Your sources of income are likely to be increased, your loses may be converted into profits, which may boost your financial health. Gemi...
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Trailblazers beat Velocity by 16 runs but crash out on net runrate

Velocity suffered a 16-run defeat in the Women’s T20 Challenge but still qualified for the final on the basis of a better net runrate, knocking out victors Trailblazers from the tournament on Thursday. Velocity will face Supernovas in the summit clash on Saturday. Invited to bat, Sabbhineni Meghana and Jemimah Ridrigues smashed scintillating fifties to help the defending champions post a huge 190 for five, the highest total in the history of the tournament.But they needed to restrict Velocity to 159 to become the second team to qualify for the final but it was not to be as Kiran Navgire had other ideas. The 27-year-old all-rounder from Maharashtra lit up the night sky with five fours and as many sixes on way to her 34-ball 69 to take Velocity across the 150-mark and on the doorstep of t...
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Women’s T20 Challenge: Trailblazers beat Velocity by 16 runs but crash out on net run rate | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Velocity suffered a 16-run defeat in the Women's T20 Challenge but still qualified for the final on the basis of a better net run rate, knocking out victors Trailblazers from the tournament here on Thursday. Velocity will face Supernovas in the summit clash on Saturday. Invited to bat, Sabbhineni Meghana and Jemimah Ridrigues smashed scintillating fifties to help the defending champions post a huge 190 for five, the highest total in the history of the tournament. But they needed to restrict Velocity to 159 to become the second team to qualify for the final but it was not to be as Kiran Navgire had other ideas. That's that from Match 3 of #My11CircleWT20C Trailblazers win by 16 runs, but it is the Velocity who make it to t… https://t.co/Og7mHNQDWA— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 165358...
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It’s official, Wriddhiman Saha ‘not willing’ to play for Bengal in Ranji knockouts | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha on Thursday made it official to the Cricket Association of Bengal that he is "not willing" to play for the state team in upcoming Ranji Trophy knockouts. This effectively brings an end to Saha's glorious career with Bengal from where he made his Ranji debut in November 2007 and went on to play 122 first-class and 102 List A matches. "The Cricket Association of Bengal wanted Wriddhiman Saha to play for Bengal at this crucial juncture especially when Bengal would be fighting in the knockout stage in a bid to win the Ranji Trophy after becoming the top ranked team in the country at the end of the Group Stage," CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said in a statement. "I had expressed this to Wriddhiman and had requested him to reconsider his de...
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How captain Hardik Pandya fuelled Gujarat Titans’s ride to top?

In the last over of Gujarat Titans’ innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium, after Rashid Khan had swung Josh Hazlewood for a massive six, skipper Hardik Pandya walked up to his vice-captain and enveloped him in a warm hug. Rashid then slammed his right glove into Pandya’s with a broad grin. The duo has spoken admiringly of each other and their bonding seems to have played its part in Gujarat Titans’ run to the final in their debut Indian Premier League season. Rashid has called Pandya a ‘diler’ (fearless) captain. “He is someone who always makes brave decisions, is confident and clear in his mind about what he is going to do. That is very important as a captain, ki diler ho [that he is fearless],” Rashid had said earlier during this IPL. “As a player, you need ...
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French Open controversy: Watch Romanian Begu scares child in crowd after racket outburst

Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu was lucky to escape a default for bouncing her racket into the crowd on Thursday before going on to beat 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova at the French Open and advance to the third round. The 31-year-old Begu, ranked 63rd in the world, threw her racket down in frustration after falling down a break in the deciding third set and it bounced off her seating area into the courtside seats on Court 13 at Roland Garros. The racket did not seem to hit anyone but caused a child to cry loudly with play halted as the chair umpire called on the supervisor to intervene. Irina-Camelia Begu on the racquet incident earlier today:Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium "I didn't want to hit that racquet, you know…you hit the clay with the racquet but you never ex...
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Jyothi Yarraji smashes NR for third time in 2 weeks in women’s 100m hurdles | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jyothi Yarraji smashed the women's 100m hurdle national record for the third time in two weeks at the De Harry Schulting Games 2022 in Vught, the Netherlands. The 22-year-old Jyothi clocked 13.04 seconds under a headwind speed of +1.4m/s in the heats to better her own earlier national record of 13.11 that she had clocked while winning the event at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet in the UK on Sunday. Constant Rain of National records this season in 100 meters Hurdle Women by Jyothi Yarraji. Clocked 13.04 seconds i… https://t.co/4L2nWNhGCk— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) 1653583082000The Andhra athlete, who trains under James Hillier at Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Centre in Bhubaneswar, had bettered Anuradha Biswal's national m...
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French Open: Sania Mirza-Lucie Hradecka win in opening round, Ramkumar Ramanathan loses | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: India's Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza notched up contrasting wins along with their respective partners in the men's and women's doubles competitions at the French Open here on Thursday. While Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop marched into the pre-quarterfinals with a straight set win over Andrey Golubev and Fabrice Martin, Sania combined with Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka to prevail in three sets over Italian duo of Jasmine Paolini and Martina Trevisan in their opening round. Bopanna and Middelkoop won the second round match 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and six minutes. Later in the day, Sania and Lucie beat Jasmine and Martina 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in an hour and 58 minute clash. Ramkumar Ramanathan and his American partner Hunter Reese, however, suffered a 3-6, 2-6 loss to sixth...
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Olympians, ex-players call for radical changes in PHF after Pakistan fails to qualify for hockey World Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

KARACHI: Erstwhile powerhouse of the game, Pakistan's failure to qualify for the men's hockey World Cup has created a furore in the nation with former players finding it "hard to digest" and calling for heads to roll in the national federation. Pakistan hockey suffered a crushing blow on Thursday when it lost to Japan 2-3 in its final Poll A match of the ongoing Asia Cup. With India winning 16-0 against hosts Indonesia, Pakistan crashed out of the tournament and also failed to qualify for next year's FIH World Cup to be held in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Once the undisputed champions of world hockey, Pakistan has reeled from one crisis to another and from one disappointment to another and Thursday's blow has led to renewed calls for the sacking of the long-serving pres...
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If Saha is stubborn, we have to give him NoC: CAB

Wriddhiman Saha has refused to play for Bengal in the upcoming Ranji Trophy knockouts, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has informed via a statement. It is learnt that Saha has also left the Bengal Ranji team WhatsApp group. This all but brings about an acrimonious end to his stellar career for Bengal that started in 2007. Bengal will play their Ranji Trophy quarter final against Jharkhand in Bangalore from June 6. “The Cricket Association of Bengal wanted Wriddhiman Saha to play for Bengal at this crucial juncture, especially when Bengal would be fighting in the knockout stage in a bid to win the Ranji Trophy after becoming the top-ranked team in the country at the end of the group stage. I had expressed this to Wriddhiman and requested him to reconsider his decision. However, W...
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French Open 2022: No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins 30th in a row

Make that 30 in a row for Iga Swiatek. The top-ranked Swiatek routed Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 to reach the third round of the French Open. It’s the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since Serena Williams won 34 in a row in 2013. The 2020 French Open champion compiled a 23-6 edge in winners over her 43rd-ranked American opponent.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium The 20-year-old Polish player hasn’t lost in more than three months. Iga Świątek continue tranquillement son chemin. Elle passe au troisième tour de #RolandGarros et signe en même temps sa trentième victoire d’affilée sur le circuit. pic.twitter.com/GMRnwSwGL6 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2022 On the men’s side, 12th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz beat Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the third rou...
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Swiatek racks up 30th successive win at French Open | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Iga Swiatek demolished American Alison Riske 6-0 6-2 as she raced into the French Open third round on Thursday with her 30th consecutive victory, extending an awe-inspiring run that she knows might soon come to an end. The world number one wasted no time on court Suzanne Lenglen, showing no mercy as she went close to dishing out the first 'double bagel' of this year's tournament. The Polish player, hot favourite to claim a second title at Roland Garros in three years, was virtually unchallenged by the world number 43 who could only manage seven points in the opening set. Riske put up something of a fight in the second, letting out a big scream and raising her hand in celebration when she won her first game to reduce the arrears to 3-1. Swiatek did not ease the pressure and wrappe...
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Indian men’s hockey team qualifies for knockout stage of Asia Cup with 16-0 win over Indonesia

Rising to the occasion, a young India men’s hockey thrashed hosts Indonesia 16-0 to qualify for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup on Thursday. The massive win not only secured India’s passage into the knockout stage of the tournament but also shut the door on Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan finished on four points each in Pool A behind Japan but the holders qualified for the Super 4s on the basis of a better goal difference (1). India needed to beat Indonesia by a 15-0 margin or more to make it to the next round and the defending champions rode on splendid show from Dipsan Tirkey, who hammered five goals, and Sudev Belimagga, who sounded the board thrice. Veteran SV Sunil, Pawan Rajbhar and Karthi Selvam scored a brace each while Uttam Singh and Nilam Sanjeep Xess scored a goal each....
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Romanian Begu let off with warning after bouncing racket into crowd | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu was lucky to escape a default for bouncing her racket into the crowd on Thursday before going on to beat 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova at the French Open and advance to the third round. The 31-year-old Begu, ranked 63rd in the world, threw her racket down in frustration after falling down a break in the deciding third set and it bounced off her seating area into the courtside seats on Court 13 at Roland Garros. The racket did not seem to hit anyone but caused a child to cry loudly with play halted as the chair umpire called on the supervisor to intervene. Begu was, however, let off with a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct and did not let the incident affect her play as she beat Russian Alexandrova 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 to book a meeting against Fre...
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IPL 2022 – One of the best innings I’ve ever seen under pressure: Virat Kohli on Rajat Patidar | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Batting stalwart Virat Kohli says Rajat Patidar's match-winning century in the IPL Eliminator was one of the best innings produced under pressure. Little-known Patidar from Indore slammed a 54-ball 112 not out to single-handedly win the IPL Eliminator for Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday night. "That was one of the best innings I've ever seen under pressure by Rajat Patidar, and I've seen many," Kohli, who had added 66 with Patidar, said on RCB's Game Day segment. RCB wins #IPL2022 Eliminator vs LSG Virat Kohli & DK lauded Rajat Patidar’s match winning knock, while the team e… https://t.co/NaIfOcsvV9— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1653535800000"That level of striking in this game is some level of batting. Watch out for him!," he said. With Patidar going h...
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2nd Test: Bangladesh top order stumbles after Mathews, Chandimal hit tons | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Sri Lankan seamers cut through the Bangladesh top order in the second innings after centuries from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal gave the visitors a commanding lead in the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday. Bangladesh were a dangerous 34-4 at stumps on the fourth day and still need another 107 runs to ward off an innings defeat. The visitors were all out for 506 runs in the day's final session, with Shakib Al Hasan claiming his 19th Test five-for and pacer Ebadot Hossain finishing 4-148. The hosts fell into trouble in the sixth over as Asitha Fernando delivered opener Tamim Iqbal his second duck of the Test, returning after a catch in second slip from Kusal Mendis. Najmul Hossain (two), Mominul Haque (0) and Mahmudul Hasan (15) followed him in quick succession as Fernando an...
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Portugal approves sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich

The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who as a Portuguese passport holder needed its approval. The decision by Portugal was announced on Thursday, a day after the British government approved the sale of Chelsea by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Portugal’s rubber stamp was also needed for the deal worth 2.5 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) — the highest price ever for a sports team — to go through. “The two competent national authorities, the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of finance, gave the green light to the request received from Roman Abramovich for a humanitarian waiver, allowing the English club to be transacted,” the Portuguese government sa...
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Bopanna-Middelkoop enter French Open pre-quarterfinals

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop marched into the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open men’s doubles event with a straight-set win over Andrey Golubev and Fabrice Martin here on Thursday. Bopanna and Middelkoop won the second round with a 6-3 6-4 scoreline against their opponents in one hour and six minutes. The Indo-Dutch combo, seeded 16th, broke the from Kazakhstan-French pair at 4-4 in the second set and then Middelkoop served out the match at love. Bopanna’s best performance at the clay court major is reaching the last-eight stage in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2021. Later in the day, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sania Mirza will be in action in their respective doubles events. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? ...
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Caught in ‘experimentation’ trap, is Indian hockey losing the chance to rebuild its legacy after Tokyo Olympics high? | Hockey News – Times of India

Any Olympic success is a great opportunity to build a legacy. But in the case of Indian hockey, the script has been differently written since the 1980 Moscow Games. India's Olympic hockey legacy in an unmatched feat spread across eight gold medals. But it's also one that had gathered dust over decades and is littered with rare triumphs, occasional near misses, frustrating mediocrity and the nadir of wooden spoons -- until the Tokyo Olympics arrived. The team in Tokyo, like many of its predecessors since 1980, had to blow that dust off history pages in search of inspiration. It happened, and the effort resulted in a podium finish -- a bronze medal after a 41-year wait. With that medal came an opportunity -- an opportunity to become ruthless on the field, an opportunity to woo back the fa...
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IPL 2022: Rajat Patidar – From unsold player to Lucknow Super Giants slayer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When Rajat Manohar Patidar came to the crease at No. 3, after Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their captain Faf Du Plessis for a duck, no one would have thought that the 28-year-old from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, had arrived at the crease to script history. Patidar, who was incredibly ignored by the franchises in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, scored an unbeaten century (112*) and powered the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 207/4 in their 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator. In reply, LSG fell short of the enormous target and lost the battle by 14 runs. The 28-year-old batsman launched an attack from the word go, tonking the LSG bowlers all over the park. He smashed 12 fours and 7 sixes in his 54-ball whirlwind knock. He remained unbeaten on 112. Once ...