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Horoscope Today, 15 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today, you may feel dull, you may be victim of hidden fear, which may make you scared. You are not in the situation to trust on any one. It is advised to do meditation, chant some prayer, which may help you to come out from this hypothetical situation. with the help of elder’s blessings around late evening, you may come out from this messy situation. Taurus: Today, you may be busy at work, your network may be increased and with the help of network you are likely to get a big order in terms of business and work. You are likely to start innovation in partnership. You may get some investments in your business, which will increase your business in near futures. Your emotional relationship with your spouse will be more improved. Gemini: Today, you may find yourself in self analysis st...
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Khelo India Games: ‘My mother supported my dream, she must be watching from heaven,’ says Ankit

Chandigarh’s Ankit had almost quit boxing after his mother, Rekha, died due to a heart attack. He had to move to live with his maternal grandfather in Mohali; Ankit had lost his father many years ago. On Monday, the 18-year-old became the Khelo India Games champion in the 54 kg boxing final after winning againstMaharashtra’s Victor Singh, and he looked up to the sky to cherish the moment with his parents. “I had lost my father years ago and last year I lost my mother too. After the death of my father, my mother supported my dream of becoming a boxer. It was tragic that she could not see me winning the Khelo India Youth Games gold and I knew that they must be watching me from heaven. There was a time last year when I wanted to quit the sport and did not feel the desire to fight again but...
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On return, Neeraj Chopra breaks national record

When he let the javelin fly on a humid Tokyo evening 10 months ago, Neeraj Chopra was convinced the throw that won him the Olympic gold was a National Record. On his much-anticipated return to international competition, in Turku on Tuesday, Chopra let out a similar cry as the javelin pierced through the sunny sky of the Finnish city that’s considered the spiritual home of javelin throw. And just like his throw in Tokyo, he lifted both his arms to celebrate. This time, it was indeed a National Record. With only his second throw in international competition since the historic night in Tokyo, Chopra came up with an effort of 89.30m, thus bettering his own national record by more than a metre. Setting records and how! 🤩#NeerajChoprapic.twitter.com/Yj1PShsZI7 — Olympic Khel (@OlympicKhel) ...
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Interstate athletics meet: Chitravel becomes third Indian to breach 17m mark in triple jump this year

Triple jumper Praveen Chitravel’s coach Yoandri Betanzos has been putting in extra effort to improve his English skills to communicate better with his athlete, but the Tamil Nadu youngster has ensured the two-time World Championship medallist also enriched his local vocabulary. Apart from English, the Cuban has also picked a few “bad” words in Tamil that Chitravel believes is the only way to motivate him. “I’ve taught him a few bad words in Tamil. Only that works when he needs to pull me up for my mistakes. Nothing else seems to work. So, he asked me to teach him a few words in my language that will strike well. He’s a very silent and happy person. He keeps encouraging me to do better each time,” says Chitravel. Even though the “bad” motivational words were avoided during the triple jum...
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Russian and Belarusian players allowed to compete at U.S. Open

Russian and Belarusian players will be allowed to compete at the U.S. Open this year but only as neutrals, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Tuesday, a decision that stands in stark contrast to Wimbledon which banned them. Wimbledon’s move to ban them from the tournament which begins later this month prompted the men’s ATP and women’s WTA Tours to strip the grasscourt Grand Slam of its ranking points. The decision prevents players such as men’s world number one Daniil Medvedev of Russia from playing at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) but the USTA said Russian and Belarusian players would be welcome at Flushing Meadows. USTA Statement Regarding Russian and Belarusian Players: — US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 14, 2022 “Alongside the other Grand Slams, the I...
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Watch: Brutal Bairstow smashes England to series win over New Zealand

Jonny Bairstow smashed England’s second-fastest test century with some brutal hitting to lead his country to a record run chase at Trent Bridge and a five-wicket victory in the second test against New Zealand, clinching the series with one match to spare. Seem familiar? pic.twitter.com/7xEGRpEa7c — England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 14, 2022 Set 299 to win in a little over two sessions on Day 5, England reached its target in 50 overs with Bairstow falling for 136 off 92 balls just before the victory was sealed. Thrown together with England in a tough spot at 93-4 in the reply, Bairstow and captain Ben Stokes (75 not out) could have played for the draw to preserve the team’s 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Instead, they went on the attack — following the attacking approach favor...
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Anwar Ali among scorers as India rout Hong Kong 4-0 to top group | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Told to hang up his boots after a medical condition, Anwar Ali's persistence and optimism in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds paid rich dividends on Tuesday. Thanks to goals from Anwar, Sunil Chhetri -- he does that almost every other day -- Manvir Singh and Ishan Pandita, India capped off their historic AFC Asian Cup qualification campaign in style, sweeping aside a strong Hong Kong side 4-0 under heavy rains at the Salt Lake Stadium. Igor Stimac's side brought out it's A game on a stormy night and started off with a blitz as Anwar (2nd) and Chhetri (45') gave India a 2-0 lead. It was then a tale of super subs as Manvir (85th) and Pandita (90+3rd) came off the bench to complete the rout and help India (nine points) top group D with three wins on the trot, ahead of Hon...
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Spinners at wheel, India take U-turn

Rishabh Pant lost his third successive toss of the series but his spinners bounced back from two disappointing outings in Delhi and Cuttack to plot South Africa’s downfall in Visakhapatnam and keep India alive in the five-match T20I series with a comprehensive 48-run win. Having seen how the Indian batting had stalled in the latter half of the first innings, and the purchase the South African spinners had managed despite going for a few runs, Pant gave Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel three overs each in the first half of the chase. Axar delivered the wicket of South African skipper Temba Bavuma in his first over, and Chahal, bowling quick, flat and skiddy, sent back Dwaine Pretorius and Rassie van der Dussen. Just after the halfway mark, Harshal Patel’s well-disguised slower one account...
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Russian and Belarusian players to be allowed to compete at US Open | Tennis News – Times of India

Russian and Belarusian players will be allowed to compete at the US Open this year but only under a neutral flag, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Tuesday. Players from Russia and Belarus are not being allowed to compete at Wimbledon later this month, a move which prompted the men's ATP and women's WTA Tours to strip the grasscourt Grand Slam of its ranking points. "Alongside the other Grand Slams, the ITF, the ATP and the WTA, the USTA, which owns and operates the US Open, has previously condemned, and continues to condemn, the unprovoked and unjust invasion of Ukraine by Russia," the USTA said. USTA Statement Regarding Russian and Belarusian Players:— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1655226327000"The USTA... supported the banning of the Russian and Belarusian Tennis F...
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IPL media rights e-auction shows how big the game is in country: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Following the conclusion of the IPL media rights auction 2022, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that the event shows how strong the game is in the country. The TV and digital rights for the 2023-2027 cycle went to Star India and Viacom18 respectively for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches at e-auctions on Tuesday. "The game has never been just about money..it is about talent. The IPL e-auction just showed how strong the game is in our country..the numbers should be the biggest motivation for all the young players to take their ability and Team India to the highest level," Ganguly tweeted. The game has never been just about money..it's about talent .The IPL e auction just showed how strong the game is… https://t.co/vvdYIQ3MIs— Sou...
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2nd Test: Bairstow, Stokes star as England beat New Zealand by five wickets to win series | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM: Jonny Bairstow blasted England to a five-wicket win over New Zealand on the final day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Tuesday as the home side won a series for the first time since January 2021. England chased down 299 thanks to an all-time great display of raw power from Bairstow, who took just 77 balls to reach the ninth Test century of his career. Bairstow narrowly missed hitting England's fastest Test hundred, taking one more delivery than Gilbert Jessop, who scored a 76-ball ton against Australia in 1902. While Bairstow could not earn a place in the history books, that will be a footnote for the 32-year-old, whose display will be remembered forever by all those who witnessed it. A capacity crowd at Trent Bridge was treated to a remarkable array of brutal boundarie...
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Ranji Trophy semifinal: Yashasvi Jaiswal leads Mumbai rescue act against UP

A few months ago, Yashasvi Jaiswal didn’t find his name in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy playing XI. Sitting out for three consecutive games can be frustrating but the youngster knew his time will come. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “It was a tough time. Only players can understand the situation when you are not playing. No one will understand the emotions one goes through but I said ‘koi nahi (don’t worry), I will keep trying,’” Jaiswal said. From being dropped to scoring back-to-back Ranji Trophy hundreds, Jaiswal has returned stronger and a better player. During the recent Indian Premier League season for Rajasthan Royals, he was dropped after three games but made an impressive comeback.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPrem...
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Former Test captain Dave Houghton back at the helm for ailing Zimbabwe | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Zimbabwe's former Test captain Dave Houghton is returning to his previous post as national team coach, with his predecessor Lalchand Rajput assuming a new role as technical director, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said on Tuesday. Houghton, 64, will start next month when Zimbabwe host the T20 World Cup qualifiers and will be assisted by former South Africa international Lance Klusener, who will return to the post of batting coach that he filled from 2016-18. He had been Afghanistan’s head coach until the end of last year. ANNOUNCEMENT: Houghton takes over as Zimbabwe Head Coach in reshuffle 👇https://t.co/DYaGH42c7V— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) 1655219096000Houghton is tasked with turning around Zimbabwe’s dwindling fortunes. "We are delighted to be bringing in Dave and we count our...
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Dream debut for teen Noor Ahmad as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe to complete T20 series whitewash | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Debutant teenager Noor Ahmad was the four-wicket star as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 35 runs in Harare on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash. One of four changes to the team that won on Sunday, the 18-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner took a remarkable four for 10 in a four-over spell which helped restrict Zimbabwe to 90-9 in their 20 overs as they chased Afghanistan's 125-8 at Harare Sports Club. Sharafuddin Ashraf, a slow, left-arm orthodox bowler, took two wickets as the tourists completed a white-ball tour sweep having already won all three games in the one-day series between the two sides. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, captain Mohammad Nabi top scored with 31 for Afghanistan in the dead rubber. Batting at number six, the all-rounder scored at a...
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Ranji Trophy: Mantri’s unbeaten ton takes Madhya Pradesh to 271/6 against Bengal on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batter Himanshu Mantri hogged the limelight on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal as his unbeaten 134 steered the team to 271 for six. The day clearly belonged to Mantri, the 28-year-old left-handed opener, as he frustrated the Bengal attack while anchoring the innings. In his 280-ball innings, Mantri hit as many as 15 boundaries and one maximum. The other notable contribution came from Akshat Raghuwanshi (63) as he and Mantri rallied the MP innings after they were in a spot of bother at 97 for four. The duo forged a crucial 123-run stand for the fifth wicket on a batting friendly track. The Chandrakant Pandit-coached side lost opener Yash Dubey (9) cheaply after he was trapped in front of the wickets by pacer Mukesh K...
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Serena Williams gets Wimbledon wildcard, to make return at Eastbourne | Tennis News – Times of India

Serena Williams will resume her quest for an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title at this month's Wimbledon after making her long-awaited return to the Tour when she competes in doubles at the Eastbourne International. The former world number one has not played competitive tennis since limping out of last year's first-round match at the grasscourt major -- where she has won seven of her 23 titles -- in tears due to a leg injury. The 40-year-old has slipped down the rankings to 1208th and needed a wildcard from the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which organises Wimbledon, to compete in the main draw of women's singles. But Williams will first team up with Tunisian world number four Ons Jabeur for the doubles event at Eastbourne which gets underway this weekend. "SW and SW19. It's...
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I laugh when media asks about Sunil Chhetri’s retirement: IM Vijayan | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The legendary IM Vijayan feels veteran striker Sunil Chhetri still has a lot to offer to Indian football and finds the occasional chatter about his retirement laughable. India opened their Group D campaign in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Cambodia in which Chhetri scored a brace. Chhetri also scored the first goal against Afghanistan -- with a stunning free-kick -- in the team's second match. Vijayan believes the national team skipper still has a lot to contribute despite being 37 years old. "Sunil is a marvel. He is a personality and a player that all players should emulate. His goal in the match against Afghanistan was of excellent quality. All youngsters need to see and learn how easily he handles open chances. I laugh when the media asks about his retirem...
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IPL to have a two-and-a-half month window in ICC’s next FTP cycle: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Attracting astronomical bids that eventually translated into mind-boggling revenue of Rs 48,390 crore for a five year period through IPL's media rights has not surprised BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who asserted that cricket's most talked about T20 league has potential to deliver way more. In an exclusive interview with PTI, the 33-year-old Shah spoke on a range of subjects related to Indian cricket, IPL's place in the global cricket calendar, running the cricket establishment in times of COVID-19 and the road ahead for both Indian cricket and IPL. Excerpts:Were you surprised by the intense bidding for IPL media rights or was it on expected lines?I am really happy with the kind of numbers that we have achieved. This shows the phenomenal growth potential of Indian cricket. The auc...
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Father reveals Joe Root practiced batting on one leg to achieve balance

When sporting activities including cricket came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, English maestro Joe Root started practicing batting on one leg to achieve better balance, his father Matt has revealed. One of the greatest modern-day batters, Root has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand in which he not only scaled the ‘Mount 10K’ peak, but also surpassed Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar in the list of top run-getters in the traditional format. Giving an account of Root’s dedication towards become one of the best in the world, his father spoke about his preparation, especially during the pandemic. “During COVID he (Joe) got one of the Root Academy ball feeders that we have and he’d be there for an hour batting on one leg for balance. There’s a video s...
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IPL Media Rights deal fetches Rs 48,390 crore revenue; Viacom18 ends Disney Star’s monopoly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday reaffirmed its status as a cricketing behemoth by securing one of the biggest broadcast deals in the history of the sport, fetching an eye-popping 48,390 crore ($6.20 billion) through IPL media rights for a five-year period, starting 2023. While Disney Star retained their Indian sub-continent TV rights with a figure of Rs 23,575 crore (Rs 57.5 crore/game), the most sought-after India digital rights deal was acquired for Rs 20,500 crore by the Reliance backed Viacom18, which also won the non-exclusive Package C, paying another Rs 2991 crore. Thank you, @StarSportsIndia for renewing the partnership! Welcome on-board @viacom18 and @TimesInternet. This i… https://t.co/J3ERrISEaZ— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1655210780000The deal for package A and B is for 410 m...