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Horoscope Today, 4 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today, you are more energetic and exited. Your focus towards your goals might be very good. Your network may help you to grow your business. You are advised to follow your intuition before making investments in fixed assets. Emotional relationship with the spouse is likely to be improved, which will maintain domestic harmony. Singles may find soul mate with the help of siblings or friends. Taurus: Today Last couple of days, you may be busy with family and friends, you will plan to go for outings. kids education will also make busy. Kids health may make you upset. You are advised to keep control on your tongue and ego, otherwise it may affect your domestic harmony. Gemini: Today, you are advised to be careful in signing contracts, you are advised to read documents carefully before...
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Asian Cup qualifiers without general public irks Sunil Chhetri

National football icon Sunil Chhetri didn’t hide his disappointment at no tickets being sold to the general public for the Asian Cup Group D qualifiers to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium from June 8-14, and felt it deprived the Indian team of home advantage at a time when it needs crowd support the most. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 About 20,000 complimentary tickets have been issued, which has resulted in the organisers getting the stadium rent-free. Public sale of tickets would have forced the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to fork out around Rs 16 lakh per day. The Indian team would be playing in Kolkata, the country’s football hub, after a gap of nearly three years and Chhetri would have liked the crowd ...
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My daughter saw the car for the first time, will take her for a spin in it: Ravi Shastri on restored Champion of Champions Audi car

We needed some 15-20 runs more to beat Pakistan in the final of the 1985 Benson & Hedges tournament. I had a look at square-leg to check the field set by Javed Miandad, Pakistan’s captain. Javed perked up from midwicket. “Tu baar baar udhar kya deke raha hai” (Why are you looking there repeatedly?) he said in his characteristic lisp. “Gaadi ko kyun dekh raha hai?!” (Why are you looking at the car). Voh nahi milne waali hai tere ko! (You are not going to get it!).” That’s when I had one proper look at it, and told him, “Javed, meri taraf hi aa Rahi hai! (It’s coming my way, only!)”. So, in some ways, the fun had started before I got the keys. When I got the keys from Ian Chappell in the post-match ceremony, I heard a buzz behind him. I look around and my teammates are already all ove...
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Rupal makes smooth transition from grass to synthetic track

Quarter-miler HM Priya was undoubtedly the favourite to take home gold at the U 20 Federation Cup in Nadiad, Gujarat on Friday until a certain 17-year-old outshone her by just .01seconds. Meerut’s Rupal clocked a solid 52.48s under the scorching Gujarat sun. Rupal had already achieved the U 20 World Championships qualification mark of 55.20s in the heats itself where she clocked 53.91s. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Rupal was naturally overjoyed at Friday’s victory over the much-fancied Priya, who topped the India charts last year. “She is such a fine runner. She is one of the best junior athletes in the world and beating her in a way proves that I am a fine athlete as well. My confidence has been boosted,” Rupal says...
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Outgoing high-performance director Santiago Nieva on the highs and lows of his India boxing stint

Post the selection trials for the Indian men’s team for the Commonwealth Games, chief high-performance director Santiago Nieva was an emotional man. As the Swede completes his tenure before joining Australia as their head coach, he talks about various facets of Indian boxing, his policy of having no trials, the disappointments at the Tokyo Olympics and what lies ahead for Indian boxing. Amit Panghal’s Olympic disappointment, coaches dissect what went wrong |Also Read Q. You joined the team in April 2017 and are leaving now after a five-year stint. What has been the main difference between then and now? A. The main difference has been the high-performance structure that I tried to put in place. We needed good tactical and technical training and worked around that. There was much emphasis...
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ICC chair questions place of Women’s Tests in cricket calendar | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay would like to see women's Test matches played over five days but has questioned whether the long format will form part of the future "landscape" of the female game. The five women's Tests held in the past five years, all played over four days, have ended in draws. England women's captain Heather Knight has called for five-day Tests, as is the case in men's international red-ball cricket, to allow more time for a positive result. "Most people would say five days are required," Barclay told BBC Radio's Test Match Special on Friday in an interview broadcast during the ongoing first men's Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's. "Absolutely, if they are going to play it my personal view is they should have five days to...
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5 key duels to watch out for in India-South Africa T20I series | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Team India will huddle back for international duty as they lock horns with South Africa in a five-match T20 International series from June 9. The first match of the series will act as a platform for the hosts to chase an all-time 13-0 T20I winning record and become an all-time great team in this format leading to the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Here we take a look at 5 key battles to watch out for during the highly anticipated series. Rishabh Pant vs Anrich NortjeThe upcoming T20I series can be a serious match-up between Rishabh Pant’s aggressive intent and the pace of Anrich Nortje. The Delhi Capitals captain, who finished the season with 340 runs at an average of 30.91 and a strike rate of 151.79, will certainly want to up the ante. KL Rahul vs Kagiso RabadaBoth KL Rahul...
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UEFA apologises to fans for ‘distressing events’ at Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

UEFA has issued an apology to the fans who were affected by the events surrounding the Champions League final after ticket fraud and crowd trouble marred the showpiece event at the Stade de France in Paris. The match was delayed by more than 30 minutes after officers forcefully held back people trying to enter the Stade de France while riot police had also sprayed tear gas on fans, including women and children. "UEFA wishes to sincerely apologise to all spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the build-up to the UEFA Champions League final... on a night which should have been a celebration of European club football," it said in a statement on Friday. "No football fan should be put in that situation and it must not happen again." Much of the blam...
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Rafael Nadal back in French Open final after injured Zverev stops

Rafael Nadal has become the second-oldest men’s finalist in French Open history after his semifinal opponent, Alexander Zverev, stopped playing Friday because of an injured right leg. Now Nadal will try to become the oldest champion at a tournament he’s already won a record 13 times. Playing on his 36th birthday at an event he first won at 19, Nadal emerged to claim a tight-as-can-be, draining first set that lasted 1 1/2 hours by a 7-6 (8) score. The second set also was headed to a tiebreaker after another 1 1/2 hours when Zverev tumbled behind the baseline while chasing a ball to his right. Zverev’s black outfit was covered in rust-colored clay, as were his legs and arms, and he immediately grabbed his right ankle, screaming in pain. A trainer came out to attend to him, and Nadal walke...
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I get impression that India and Pakistan players want to play against each other regularly: Rizwan

Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, who recently played alongside India’s Cheteshwar Pujara for English county side Sussex, has got an impression that cricketers from both countries are keen on playing against each other regularly. Rizwan and Pujara also enjoyed some useful batting partnership and generally got along well. “Everyone wants to see Pakistan and India play bilateral series or other matches but the state level affairs are not in the hands of the players,” Rizwan told reporters in Lahore. Rizwan said he had had some quality discussion with Pujara on perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan. “I get the impression that players of both sides want to play regularly against each other but we can’t do anything,” he added. Best of Express ...
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Fearless Sakshi Malik wins first international gold in almost 5 years in Almaty | More sports News – Times of India

ALMATY: Sakshi Malik's struggles were nowhere to be seen as a fearless and aggressive Rio Olympics bronze medallist grabbed her first international gold medal in almost five years at the UWW Ranking Series event here on Friday. India's Mansi and Divya Kakran too earned top of the podium finishes. But the day belonged to Sakshi, who has been struggling till the recent CWG trials. Sakshi MALIK 🇮🇳 Pins her way to the top of the podium! 🔥🥇#WrestleAlmaty https://t.co/eDHiPWDekp— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) 1654268603000She was consistently losing to young Sonam Malik in the 62kg category and even missed qualification for the Tokyo Games but looked completely transformed on Friday as she fought her bouts with tremendous confidence. She began with a win by technical superiority against...
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India should send U-23 teams for SAFF Championships: Sunil Chhetri

Senior team captain Sunil Chhetri on Friday said that India should send its U-23 team for the SAFF Championships as the country has won the regional tournament for a record eighth time. Chhetri said such a move will also give the younger players international experience, though the South Asian Football Federation may not take his comments kindly. India won the SAFF title in 2009 with its U-23 side. But a team mostly made up of U-23 players lost to Maldives in the final in the 2018 edition. A Chhetri-led India had extended its domination in the regional tournament, winning their eighth title with a 3-0 win over Nepal in October last year. “The boys who have not played enough or the U-23 boys should go and get an experience. In the worst case scenario, we are going to lose,” Chhetri said ...
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Skipper Babar Azam and chief selector Wasim spar over Shan’s batting number

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has refused chairman of selectors Muhammad Wasim’s request to accommodate specialist opener Shan Masood in the middle-order for the West Indies series as the differences between the two is now out in public domain. Wasim in an interview to a YouTube channel had said that he was in touch with Shan, who is scoring heavily in English county championship as well as Vitality T20 blast matches. Wasim had discussed with Shan about the possibility of trying him out in the middle-order in white ball formats as competition for the opening slots was very tight in the Pakistan team. “I have told Shan that he should now try to bat in the middle-order so that we have evidence he can make the change for us,” Wasim said. Interestingly, when the media spoke to Babar, he made ...
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Skipper Babar Azam and chief selector Muhammad Wasim spar over Shan Masood’s batting number | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has refused chairman of selectors Muhammad Wasim's request to accommodate specialist opener Shan Masood in the middle-order for the West Indies series as the differences between the two is now out in public domain. Wasim in an interview to a YouTube channel had said that he was in touch with Shan, who is scoring heavily in English county championship as well as Vitality T20 blast matches. Wasim had discussed with Shan about the possibility of trying him out in the middle-order in white ball formats as competition for the opening slots was very tight in the Pakistan team. "I have told Shan that he should now try to bat in the middle-order so that we have evidence he can make the change for us," Wasim said. Interestingly, when the media spoke to Babar,...
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I get impression that India and Pakistan players want to play against each other regularly: Mohammad Rizwan | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, who recently played alongside India's Cheteshwar Pujara for English county side Sussex, has got an impression that cricketers from both countries are keen on playing against each other regularly. Rizwan and Pujara also enjoyed some useful batting partnership and generally got along well. "Everyone wants to see Pakistan and India play bilateral series or other matches but the state level affairs are not in the hands of the players," Rizwan told reporters in Lahore. Rizwan said he had had some quality discussion with Pujara on perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan. "I get the impression that players of both sides want to play regularly against each other but we can't do anything," he added. Rizwan ...
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I’m playing my last games, so FIFA ban on India will be catastrophic: Sunil Chhetri | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri on Friday dropped yet another hint that his retirement is not far away, saying a FIFA ban on India in the aftermath of Supreme Court's ruling to oust Praful Patel as AIFF president would be catastrophic as he is playing his "last games". The 37-year-old Chhetri's retirement has been a matter of speculation for some time now and he has said on many occasions that his illustrious career will come to an end soon. "No matter what is happening on that front, I hope it is under control and the country does not get a ban," the iconic India captain said during a media interaction ahead of the Asian Cup qualifiers final round beginning here on June 8. "Because, that will be catastrophic, not just for the whole country but for me, because I'm 37. I'm play...
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SA contingent clears Covid tests; focus on spinners ahead of series against India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Quinton de Kock pulled up a chair near the tent as he watched the spin twins Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj hit the "right areas" during South African team's first training session on Friday. The most interesting aspect of the practice session was Shamsi, Maharaj and later Aiden Markram spending quite some time doing "spot bowling". The trio is likely to play a major role in the five match T20 series against India along with CSK all rounder Dwayne Pretorius, who also had a fair spell at the nets. Wayne Parnell, who is making a comeback after good five years, was focused during his extended spell while Raasie van der Dussen looked the most impressive under the watchful eyes of head coach Mark Boucher. Marco Jansen got a fair bit of batting tips from Boucher, who was seen te...
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Anjum Moudgil clinches silver, India move up to third spot in Baku Shooting World Cup | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Experienced Indian shooter Anjum Moudgil clinched a silver in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions as India moved up to third spot in the medal tally at the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Friday. Anjum went down 12-16 in the gold medal match to Denmark's Rikke Maeng Ibsen. Anjum, also a world championship silver medallist, had on Thursday qualified for the top-eight ranking round with a score of 587 out of 600, which gave her a fourth place in a field of 60 shooters On Friday, she finished second to Ibsen in stage two with a 406.5 to the Norwegian's 411.4. She then put up a strong challenge in the final but could not put it across the Dane. It is Anjum's second individual World Cup silver in the event. The Men's 3P trio of Swapnil, Deepak Kumar and Goldie Gurjar also won...
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Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal with no contract extension on offer | Football News – Times of India

French striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal when his contract expires this month, the Premier League club said on Friday, bringing the curtain down on his five-year stint with the north London side. Signed in 2017 for a then club record 46.5 million pounds ($58.41 million) from French side Olympique Lyonnais, Lacazette was the club's top scorer in a season twice. But the 31-year-old lost his place in the starting lineup this season after scoring only six goals in all competitions. "Laca has been a fantastic player for us. He's been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players," manager Mikel Arteta said in a statement. Lacazette, who scored 71 goals and provided 36 assists for Arsenal in all competitions, said farewell to th...
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French Open 2022 Men’s Semifinal Live Updates: Alexander Zverev will take on Rafael Nadal

Doctor in tow, Rafael Nadal heads to French Open semifinalsA victory over No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday would allow Nadal to continue on the path to another championship at the French Open. And if he also were to go on to win Sunday’s final against either 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia or No. 8 Casper Ruud of Norway, who meet in Friday’s other semifinal, there also would be this to consider: Nadal would own the first two legs of a calendar-year Grand Slam for the first time. Nadal’s French Open record is 110-3 (two of the defeats came against Djokovic, in 2015 and a year ago) and he is into his 15th semifinal there. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f...