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Horoscope Today, 11 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today,with the help of blessing from elders, you may become confident. Your working efficiency may be increased. You can start new innovations in terms of business and work. You may likely to have smart gains after a little investments. Opponents and rival are now under control. You may help some needy person by giving money. Which may increase your prestige. You may bring some creative stuff for your house. Taurus: Today, things are mixed. You may be busy with kids. You may expect some short trip, related to kids academics. You will also enjoy your romantic moments. Couples may here good news in terms of new baby birth. You may plan to go for outing with the family or friends also. Natives in the job may plan for higher education for increase in skill set. Gemini: Today may be s...
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Javelin’s Next Gen: Yashvir follows in Neeraj’s footsteps

India’s latest entrant in the 80m club, javelin thrower Yashvir Singh’s father Rai initially didn’t want his son to pursue athletics. When Yashvir was around 12, the family moved from Bhiwani to Delhi so that he could be admitted to a private school and progress academically. “Someone told me that the school produced a lot of CBSE toppers so we sent him there,” says Rai. But Yashvir not only failed to make progress but barely cleared his exams. Both Yashvir and his father were convinced it was time to return to what he was good at – sports. “Padai hui nahi, aur sports toh khun mein heen hai. (He couldn’t do much in academics but he’s got sports in his genes),” says Rai, a former national-level athlete who is now a coach. Yashvir, who breached the 80m mark at the Indian Grand Prix last m...
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Praggnanandhaa wins Norway chess open event | Chess News – Times of India

Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa won the Norway Chess Group A open tournament on Friday scoring 7.5 points from 9 rounds. The 16-year-old, the top seed, was in great form right through the tournament. In the final round, Praggu got the better of IM V Praneeth. "I think the qualities of my games in this tournament were high. In each game of mine, I was able to make the kind of moves I had planned. I am quite pleased with that," the 16-year-old told TOI. Praggu, in recent times, has shown tremendous character to beat the best in the business. It is no surprise that the youngster is taking a lot of confidence from his second place finish at the Chessable Masters, an online event, last month. After a gritty battle, Praggu had lost to Ding in the summit clash. "To be playing against top-rated pl...
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Knee buckles on Mary Kom’s farewell competition plans at CWG trials, five months shy of 40

The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was to be a celebratory farewell parade for six-time world champion Mary Kom. Now the 39-year-old, five months short of her 40th birthday, which is the cut-off age for amateur boxing at major events, could walk into the sunset without a final testimonial tournament podium photo. Fate had a cruel twist in store for the boxing legend. At the trials for the CWG, the London Olympics bronze medalist lost her footing early as she swayed away in the first round of the semifinals (48 kg) against two-time Youth Olympics champion Ritu Ghanghas. Mary shrieked as she fell and slowly got back on her feet. But she struggled to move freely, was in pain again and clutched her knee. Had she continued, it would have been foolhardy. Nitu was declared the winner via ref...
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Top seed Viktor Axelsen powers into semis of badminton’s Indonesia Masters | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Badminton world number one Viktor Axelsen breezed through to the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters after defeating Hong Kong's Angus Ng Ka-long on Friday. The Danish player secured his spot in the semis after beating Ng 21-13, 21-9 in a 39-minute game held at the Istora Senayan sporting arena in Jakarta. In the semi, Axelsen will face home favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting who scored a victory against Malaysia's rising star Lee Zii Jia 18-21, 21-16, 21-15 in a 69-minute game. "Tomorrow against Ginting, it's gonna be tough... but I'm looking forward to it," Axelsen told reporters after the game. In the women's singles, Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei sealed her place in the top four after defeating Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-11, 21-15 in a 40-minute game. "Today...
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FIFA dismiss Chile complaint, Ecuador to keep spot at World Cup

Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed Chile’s claims that they had fielded an ineligible player in the qualifiers, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 The Chilean Football Federation last month said it had proof that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995, and not in the Ecuadorean city of General Villamil Playas in 1998 as stated on his official documents. It claimed the Barcelona of Guayaquil full back, who played in eight of Ecuador’s 18 qualifying games for Qatar, used a false passport and birth certificate.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “After analysing the submissions of all parties concerned and considerin...
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Krishna Khaitan badminton meet from July 7 to 13 

AFTER BEING postponed twice due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 29th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament will be making its return to the Badminton Association of India calendar next month. The tournament will be played from July 7 to July 13 at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “Due to the pandemic, the tournament could not be conducted and was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 guidelines at that time. “As the tournament makes its return to the BAI’s junior calendar, we will see the country’s top junior players competing in this tournament. In the past, we have seen players like P Laxmi Gopichand, PV Sindhu winning the titles in the tournament apa...
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India versus South Africa: Rassie Van der Dussen’s unassuming yet effective batting has taken him a long way

At one juncture of South Africa’s chase, Rishabh Pant was heard yelling playfully at Avesh Khan: “Isko strike par rakh, Miller ko mat dena (keep him on strike, not Miller).” The Indian ’keeper-captain was referring to Rassie van der Dussen, who at that precise moment was in the middle of an ordeal, frozen like a man who had stepped onto Alaska in beachwear. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 His timing was awry, the placement off-kilter, and as the required run rate got steeper, Pant’s playful instruction to Khan rang true. At the other end, though, there was Miller, in crushing touch. Van der Dussen had just crawled to 29 off 30; a rate that even in the 50-over game is considered unsatisfactory. But Pant’s quip/banter/gen...
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FIFA dismiss Chile complaint, Ecuador to keep spot at World Cup | Football News – Times of India

Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed Chile's claims that they had fielded an ineligible player in the qualifiers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday. The Chilean Football Federation last month said it had proof that Ecuador's Byron Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995, and not in the Ecuadorean city of General Villamil Playas in 1998 as stated on his official documents. It claimed the Barcelona of Guayaquil full back, who played in eight of Ecuador's 18 qualifying games for Qatar, used a false passport and birth certificate. "After analysing the submissions of all parties concerned and considering all elements brought before it, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to close the proceedings initiated against the FEF (Ecuadorean Football A...
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Purpose of playing club cricket was to shift from T20 to red-ball mode: R Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: R Ashwin turned up for his club team days after a gruelling IPL season and the star India spinner says he did that to get into the red ball cricket mode ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test in England beginning July 1. The Indian Test team is likely to depart for England on June 15. It will play a warm up game Leicestershire before the Test at Edgbaston. Ashwin chose to turn out for his club side MRC 'A' in the TNCA First Division semifinal and final just days after being part of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL final. "The purpose of playing these games (First Division) is to shift from 20 overs to this (red-ball) format...All these things are workload management. As you grow older, you play more and play smarter. "I am trying to do that. I am enjoying my game. I just want to go...
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On this day in 1983, India ended West Indies’ 8-year unbeaten World Cup run | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: On this day in 1983, the Indian cricket team made history by ending West Indies' unbeaten run at the World Cup events that lasted for eight years by defeating them by 34 runs at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in their group B tie of the tournament. West Indies were the favourites heading into the match and the tournament in general. Not much was expected from India, whose run during the first two World Cups consisted of only one win and five losses. On the other hand, the Windies had won the 1975 and 1979 World Cups. Put to bat first by the Windies, India were off a shaky start, losing their openers Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth by the time team's score was 46. Mohinder Amarnath and Sandeep Patil tried to resist the brutal bowling attack of their opposition, but their innings ende...
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Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen bow out; Indian challenge ends | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and rising star Lakshya Sen made quarterfinal exits in their respective singles events, ending India's challenge in the Indonesia Open Super Series 500 tournament here on Friday. Sen was first to be eliminated as the 20-year-old went down fighting and forced a decider against his higher-seeded Chinese Taipei rival Chou Tien Chen 21-16, 12-21, 21-14. India's last hope then rested on Sindhu but the former world champion went down without a fight to her old foe Ratchanok Intanon 12-21, 10-21 in a match lasting a little over half an hour. The 27-year-old was at her dominating best and looked at ease with both in attacks and defence and the Indian was never able to fight back and suffered her fifth straight loss against her Thai rival. After pocket...
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IPL Media Rights: Amazon pulls out; Star, Viacom18, Sony, Zee in 4-way race

The much-anticipated duel between Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani for acquisition of one of world’s costliest sporting properties won’t materialise now as OTT giants Amazon on Friday pulled out of IPL media rights bidding, scheduled to start on Sunday. Reliance Industries Limited owned Viacom18 is considered to be one of the strongest contenders both in TV and digital space. Bezos-funded Amazon was expected to be one of the biggest bidders in digital space but pulled out of the race without revealing the reason. “Yes, Amazon is out of the race. They didn’t join the technical bidding process today. As far as Google (YouTube) is concerned, they had picked up the bid document but didn’t submit it. As of now, 10 companies (TV and streaming) are in fray,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on cond...
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IPL Media Rights: Amazon pulls out; Star, Viacom18, Sony, Zee in 4-way race | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The much-anticipated duel between Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani for acquisition of one of world's costliest sporting properties won't materialise now as OTT giants Amazon on Friday pulled out of IPL media rights bidding, scheduled to start on Sunday. Reliance Industries Limited owned Viacom18 is considered to be one of the strongest contenders both in TV and digital space. Bezos-funded Amazon was expected to be one of the biggest bidders in digital space but pulled out of the race without revealing the reason. "Yes, Amazon is out of the race. They didn't join the technical bidding process today. As far as Google (YouTube) is concerned, they had picked up the bid document but didn't submit it. As of now, 10 companies (TV and streaming) are in fray," a senior BCCI official told ...
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Zidane to be named PSG coach next season: Reports

Zinedine Zidane will replace Mauricio Pochettino as Paris St Germain coach next season, French radio station Europe 1 reported on Friday without citing any source. PSG were not immediately available for comment. Pochettino, who was appointed 18 months ago, has failed to help the Ligue 1 club break new ground in the Champions League, with PSG being eliminated in the last 16 by Real Madrid this season. They wrapped up the Ligue 1 title in April to secure their only trophy of the campaign. Zidane, 49, has been without a club since he departed Real Madrid at the end of the 2020-21 season.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium !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._f...
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Ranji Trophy: Bengal advance as minister Manoj Tiwary slams century | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Seamlessly juggling politics and cricket, Manoj Tiwary on Friday achieved what no one else did in 88 years of Ranji Trophy: score a hundred while being a sitting minister in a state government. Without an iota of doubt, Tiwary's 136 was the highlight of an inconsequential fifth day's play as Bengal advanced to the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy on the basis of their massive first-innings lead. In between signing files related to his constituency, Tiwary, a sitting minister of sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, struck 19 fours and two sixes. The 36-year-old veteran also scored 73 in Bengal's first essay. There were notable contributions once again from other Bengal batters such as Shahbaz Ahmed (46), Anustup Majumdar (38) and Abhishek ...
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Mary Kom withdraws from CWG trials after sustaining leg injury

Veteran Indian boxer MC Mary Kom was on Friday forced to withdraw midway through her Commonwealth Games 48kg trial after sustaining a leg injury. The six-time world champion injured herself in the first round of the 48kg semifinals. Haryana’s Nitu thus advanced to the finals of the CWG trials at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium here. The 2018 gold medallist, Mary, fell down in the first round of the bout. The 39-year-old tried to keep going but after a couple of punches struggled to keep balance as she clutched her left leg.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium She had to be carried out of the ring with referee announcing a win for Nitu by Referee Stops the Contest (RSCI). She has been taken to the hospital for scans. The most decorated Indian boxer had given the Wo...
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SL vs AUS: Sri Lanka fined 40 percent of match fee for slow-over rate in second T20I against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Sri Lanka have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining slow over-rate against Australia in the second T20I in Colombo. Ranjan Madugalle of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Dasun Shanaka's side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. "In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," read an ICC statement. "Shanaka pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing," it added. On-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and...
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Mary Kom ruled out of CWG after suffering knee injury in selection trials | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran Indian boxer MC Mary Kom's bid to compete at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games ended in a heartbreak here on Friday as she was forced to withdraw midway from the selection trials due to a knee injury. The six-time world champion twisted her left knee in the first few minutes in the opening round of the 48kg semifinals against Haryana's Nitu. Mary Kom will thus miss the quadrennial event, where she had become the first Indian woman boxer to claim a gold medal in the last edition in 2018. "I was training so hard for this. This is just bad luck, I have never had a knee injury before," a distraught Mary Kom said as she limped towards her car to head to the hospital. Mary Kom fell on the canvas while trying to dodge a punch in the very first round of the bout. The 39-year-...
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Immediately apologized to Kohli after running him out in Adelaide Test, reveals Rahane | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: While he will always cherish leading India to a famous Test series triumph over Australia during the tour Down Under in the 2020-21 season, there's one memory that troubled Ajinkya Rahane a lot at the beginning of the series. In the first pink/ball Test at Adelaide in December 2020, Rahane was involved in a bad mix-up with Virat Kohli, which resulted in the Indian captain being run out when he was batting well, for 74. Kohli left the tour after that game for the birth of his child. At that point, Kohli and Rahane, who was the vice-captain, were putting together a fine partnership. Kohli, especially, was going great guns and almost making the Australians believe that India was going to take the match away from them. Rahane, who was the batsman facing the attack with Kohli on the ...