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Horoscope Today, 31 May 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today is a positive day for you, you may get success of your hard work on professional and domestic front. You may have a good focus and you may complete your work on time, which can improve your self confidence. You may also expect some work related short trip, which may be beneficial in near future in terms of your network. Taurus: Today, you may be busy in domestic issues. You may spend money in buying some artefacts or house hold stuffs. You are advised to control spending on worthless stuff, otherwise it may attract negative energy in the house. You are also advised to control your harsh speaking with the people around you. Gemini: Today, you may feel comfortable after a messy situation. Your vitality may help you to implements some difficult decisions in parental business, ...
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UEFA commissions independent report into Champions League final fiasco

UEFA has commissioned an independent report into the events surrounding Saturday’s Champions League final after ticket fraud and crowd trouble marred the showpiece event in Paris, Europe’s soccer governing body said on Monday. “The comprehensive review will examine decision making, responsibility and behaviours of all entities involved in the final,” UEFA said. Meanwhile, French authorities defended police on Monday for indiscriminately firing tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool supporters at the Champions League final, while blaming industrial levels of fraud that saw 30,000 to 40,000 people try to enter the Stade de France with fake tickets or none at all. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin says there was "massive fraud at an industrial level" at the Champions League final ...
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French Open: Swiatek drops set, extends win streak

Iga Swiatek’s 20-set winning streak ended. Doesn’t matter, because her run of consecutive match victories is now up to 32. The No. 1-ranked Swiatek shook off an uncharacteristically problematic stretch and came back to beat 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen of China 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 Monday in the fourth round at Roland Garros. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, took leads of 3-0 and 5-2 in the first set but couldn’t close it out, wasting five set points in all. In the tiebreaker, Swiatek claimed five consecutive points to lead 5-2 — and the 74th-ranked Zheng responded by reeling off the next five points. Winning. It never gets old 😄#RolandGarros | @iga_swiatek pic.twitter.com/qWdjbZrg7LBest of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 30, 2022 That wa...
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Mystery equipment changes played part in defeat says Tsitsipas

Last year’s French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas blamed unnamed changes to his equipment for playing a part in his four-set defeat by sensational teenager Holger Rune in the fourth round on Monday. Greek fourth seed Tsitsipas went down 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4 against the Dane, who is making his maiden appearance in the men’s tournament, in just over three hours. “You do have this in the back of your head, having kind of changed a little bit that equipment, playing with something that has helped you a lot last year get to a pretty good result, finals for the first time,” said Tsitsipas. “It kind of stays back in your head that maybe I shouldn’t have done that.”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Upset of the tournament? 👀 How teenager @holgerrune2003 knocked out world No.4 St...
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Benzema deserves to win Ballon d’Or, says Messi

Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year after helping to guide his team to the Champions League title, seven-times winner of the award Lionel Messi said on Monday. Benzema had the best season of his 13-year career at Real, scoring 44 goals with 15 assists in all competitions as they won a LaLiga-Champions League double. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 The 34-year-old topped the scoring charts in both competitions and netted hat-tricks against Paris St Germain and Chelsea in the knockout stages to secure Real’s progress.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “There are no doubts, it’s very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up victorious in the Ch...
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Who is Holger Rune, the teenager who eliminated Stefanos Tsitsipas from the French Open

Teenage sensation Holger Rune is on top of the world after defeating last year’s French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4 at Roland Garros on Monday. The Dane, who has improved more than 350 places in the world rankings in the past 15 months, is currently ranked 40 in the world. With the victory over Tsitsipas, he has produced his best Grand Slam performance thus far. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Rune never had won a Grand Slam match until last week, going 0-2 in previous appearances at the sport’s top four events.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium The hard-hitting 19-year-old now joins sixth-seeded Carlos Alcaraz to make this the first Slam tournament with two teenagers in the men’s q...
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IPL unearths next gen of fast bowlers, potential captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Where talent meets opportunity: the IPL lived up to its motto yet again with the 2022 season unearthing a battery of pacers -- some raw and some already polished -- and a potential India captain in Hardik Pandya. In his first full season for Hyderabad, Umran Malik attracted the world's attention with his ability to clock 150kmph plus with ease, also forcing the Indian selectors to take notice while young left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan impressed with a lethal combination of pace and accuracy for the new Lucknow franchise. The competition reinforced India's rise as a fast-bowling powerhouse with the likes of Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh (both Chennai Super Kings), Yash Dayal (Gujarat Titans) and Kuldeep Sen (Rajasthan Royals) also making their presence felt in the world's bigg...
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Gujarat Titans take out victory parade on open-top bus, meet state CM | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Thousands of fans on Monday flooded the city's streets as Gujarat Titans took out a victory parade on an open-top bus to celebrate their title triumph in a memorable maiden season in the IPL. On the same day, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel hosted the state's newly-crowned Indian Premier League champions and felicitated them. "Got a chance to interact with players of IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans. They presented me a bat with signatures of all squad members. The proceeds from it will be used in the education of the daughters of the state. Congratulations to all the players," the chief minister wrote on his Twitter handle. IPL-2022 માં વિજેતા ‘ગુજરાત ટાઇટન્સ’ના ખેલાડીઓને મળી તેમની સાથે વાર્તાલાપનો અવસર ખૂબ મજાનો બની રહ્યો. ટીમના બધા જ… https://t.co/x7T9mIvpOM— Bhu...
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Teenager Rune knocks out Tsitsipas to make French Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Teenager Holger Rune became the first Danish man to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday when he shocked world number four and 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas. Rune, just 19 and ranked 40, swept to a memorable 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win on the back of 54 winners and will face Norway's eighth seed Casper Ruud for a place in the semi-finals. The last Danish man to reach the last-eight in any Slam was Jan Leschly at the 1967 US Championships. With fellow 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz already into the quarter-finals, it is the first time two teenagers have made it this far in Paris since Hendrik Dreekman and Andrei Medvedev 28 years ago. In a tense fourth set, Rune gave up a 5-2 lead and fought off three more break points in the 10th game before he secured victory when his Greek...
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chelsea: Abramovich completes sale of Chelsea to Boehly-led consortium | Football News – Times of India

Roman Abramovich has completed the sale of Chelsea and related companies to an investment group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, the Premier League club said on Monday, ending a three-month process to sell the club. The consortium, which won the bid to acquire the London side earlier this month, received approval from the Premier League and the British government last week for the sale to go ahead. A final agreement was reached on Saturday. Consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completes acquisition of Chelsea Football Club.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1653923296000Russian owner Abramovich put the club up for sale in early March following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special military operation". Sanctions on the Russian had also complicated the...
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Sunil Gavaskar feels Hardik Pandya has emerged as a contender for India captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Impressed by Hardik Pandya's "leadership qualities" in IPL 15, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels the star all-rounder has emerged as a strong contender to lead the Indian team in near future. Making a comeback after a subdued outing in the T20 World Cup last year, Hardik captained Gujarat Titans to a memorable title triumph in a dream maiden IPL season, forcing those who gave the first-timers no chance before the tournament to eat humble pie. "Yes definitely. Not just my estimation, but everybody's estimation (Hardik's reputation as a leader has gone up). This was an aspect of his game which nobody had too much information about," Gavaskar told Star Sports. "When you have leadership qualities, it automatically opens the door for honours at the national level to be able to c...
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Valencia sack president Murthy after leaked audio recordings

Valencia have sacked president Anil Murthy after leaked audio recordings and the Spanish club’s initial defence of his actions tarnished their reputation, the LaLiga side said on Monday. Official Statement — Valencia CF (@valenciacf_en) May 30, 2022 Spanish newspaper Superdeporte had published audio of Murthy speaking at a work dinner where he allegedly described Liverpool and Newcastle as “shit” cities while also threatening to vilify Valencia players in the media if they forced an exit.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium The club had initially released a statement earlier this month which said Superdeporte had looked to “distort reality” while Murthy described it as a smear campaign. But the club have now changed their tune. “The board of directors of Valencia CF wish...
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BCCI announces Rs 1.25 crore reward for curators and groundsmen

Calling them ‘unsung heroes’, the BCCI on Monday announced a prize money of Rs 1.25 crore for the curators and groundsmen, who worked during the just-concluded Indian Premier League. New entrants Gujarat Titans lifted the winners’ trophy after thrashing Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday night. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “I’m pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes – our curators and groundsmen across 6 IPL venues this season,” Jay Shah said in a tweet.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games i...
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BCCI’s Rs 1.25 crore bonanza for IPL curators, groundstaff | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: In a first of its kind, noble gesture, the BCCI has decided to award Rs 1.25 crore to the curators and groundsmen of all the six venues which staged the IPL this year. "I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes-our curators and groundsmen across six IPL venues this season," BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted on Monday, a day after the IPL concluded at the Narendra Modi Stadium here. I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. T… https://t.co/3bSrK09fBt— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1653916947000"We've witnessed some high-octane games and I'd like to thank each one of them for their hard work. 25 lacs for CCI, Wankhede, DY Patil an...
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Robert Lewandowski says his time with Bayern Munich is over | Football News – Times of India

WARSAW: Poland striker Robert Lewandowski said on Monday his story with Bayern Munich was over and he could not imagine staying on with the German champions. "One thing is certain today - my story with Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good cooperation," Lewandowski said during a news conference on international duty. "I realize a transfer will be the best solution for both sides." Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said earlier this month that Lewandowski informed the club's boss that he wanted to leave, confirming reports the Bundesliga's second-highest all-time scorer could be on his way out despite having a contract until 2023. The 33-year-old joined in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund and has won the Bundesliga every yea...
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Boult, Nicholls in New Zealand squad for England Tests but doubts for first game | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand named a 15-man squad for the three-Test series against England but said on Monday that Henry Nicholls and Trent Boult are doubts for the first match at Lord's. Nicholls is still recovering from a right calf injury, with New Zealand naming Michael Bracewell as the 16th man as cover for the top order batsman. Fast bowler Boult, meanwhile, is expected to arrive in London only on Monday after playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final in Ahmedabad a day earlier. Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Rachin Ravindra and Hamish Rutherford were released from the initial 20 player squad. Skipper Williamson, who left the IPL early to return home for the birth of his second child, has joined up with the squad. New Zealand are reigning World Test champions. The fir...
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France blames ‘massive’ ticket fraud for Champions League fiasco | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: France on Monday blamed massive ticket fraud for the chaotic scenes that marred the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid that raised questions over the capacity of Paris to host the 2024 Olympics. The French government has faced a barrage of criticism from press and politicians in Britain over police handling of the match on Saturday, which saw thousands of Liverpool fans with tickets struggling to enter. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman told reporters in London many Liverpool fans were in the French capital "in good time". "We're hugely disappointed by how they were treated," the spokesman added. "Fans deserve to know what happened." But after a crisis meeting at the sports ministry, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin defiantly insisted that tic...
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French Open: Djokovic vs Nadal put on night session despite Spaniard’s reluctance

Tuesday’s highly-anticipated French Open quarter-final between world number one Novak Djokovic and 13-time champion Rafa Nadal has been scheduled to be played during the controversial night session despite the Spaniard expressing reservations against it. The night session, for which Amazon Prime has exclusive broadcasting rights in France, starts at 9 p.m. local time and was introduced for the first time at the 2021 edition of the claycourt major. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “I don’t like night sessions on clay. I am very clear with that,” Nadal, who enjoys a near mythical status at Roland Garros, where he has a statue erected in his honour, told reporters last week.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiu...
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Umran Malik is a great find, can bowl even quicker with some technical improvements: Brett Lee | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee on Monday heaped huge praise on Umran Malik, saying that the youngster is a great find and can bowl even more quicker if he works on the few technical areas of his bowling in the future. Many young Indian bowlers impressed the experts and fans with their sheer pace in the recently concluded IPL 2022 but Malik was the standout performer. The Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer had a breakout season as he picked 22 wickets in 14 matches and often clocked speeds in excess of 150 kmph. For his impressive performance in IPL 2022, Malik got the Emerging Player award. "There have been many, who have been bowling some decent balls but I have been really impressed with Umran Malik . I think he is a great find, a youngster hitting over 150 kph, so he has b...
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England cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt tie the knot

England women cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt tied the knot on Sunday. Sciver and Brunt got engaged back in October 2019 and it was decided that their marriage would take place in September 2020 but it had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Sciver and Brunt were members of the 2017 World Cup winning squad, with Sciver scoring 369 runs in the tournament and claimed sixth spot in the list of highest run scorers. She was also instrumental in the final against India where she scored 51 runs. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Initially, the information of their marriage was revealed by cricketer-turned-broadcaster Isa Guha from her Instagram handle, followed soon by the England Cricket Twitter congratulating the duo.B...