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Horoscope Today, 19 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today you may be very happy, you will be busy at work. Your seniors may be happy and appreciate your work. You may likely to have some changes into your place, position or responsibilities at work, in terms of promotions. Your opponents and hidden enemies may be under control now. Singles and love birds may take important decisions in terms of marriage with the help of relatives or friends. Taurus: Today last days messy situation is under control. You are blessed by moon. You may initiate your postponed works. With the blessing, you may get reward of your hard work. There are some gains in your business which may boost your finance. You may spend money on artefacts or literature. You may also enjoy chanting mantras or meditation. Gemini: Today, you may be busy in family issues. Y...
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Chandrakant Pandit, the Mumbai mind behind Madhya Pradesh reaching Ranji final

AFTER 23 years, Madhya Pradesh have managed to reach the finals of Ranji Trophy as they defeated Bengal by 174 runs. They will now meet the 41-time Ranji Trophy winners Mumbai, who beat Uttar Pradesh. MP’s last appearance in the final of the premier domestic tournament came in the 1998-99 season. Incidentally, the MP’s current coach Chandrakant Pandit was captaining the MP team back then. Pandit’s CV will have another memorable achievement if he manages to take yet another unfancied team to a title. MP’s win came on the back of a five-wicket haul by the left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya who restricted Bengal to 175 runs. Chasing 350 for a spot in the final, Bengal resumed their day at 96 for 4 with the overnight batsmen Abhimanyu Easwaran and Anustup Majumdar. However MP’s bowling attack...
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Katie Ledecky regains women’s 400m freestyle world title | More sports News – Times of India

Katie Ledecky. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BUDAPEST: Katie Ledecky regained the women's freestyle 400m world title and collected her 16th world championship gold as she held off a determined challenge from Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh in Budapest on Saturday. Ledecky lost her title in 2019 and then her Olympic title and world record to Australian Ariarne Titmus, who is skipping Budapest. Ledecky won in 3min 58.15sec, three-quarters of a second outside the world record. McIntosh also dipped under four minutes while American Leah Smith took bronze in 4:02.08. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO APPYOUTUBEif(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; ...
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Comeback man Murali Vijay looks to enjoy cricket again | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The sixth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) --- to be held from June 23 till July 31 --- will see the return of opener Murali Vijay into competitive cricket after a gap of almost two years. The 38-year-old, who last featured during the 2020 IPL season for the Chennai Super Kings, will be padding up for the Ruby Trichy Warriors during the TNPL. On the reasons for him to be staying away from the game for such a long period of time, Vijay --- during a TNPL function on Saturday --- pointed out, "I wanted to play but I had a few injuries. Also my personal life was going through a fast pace and I wanted to slow it down. I wanted to see where as an individual I am standing, and that’s why I felt the break at that point of time was required. Luckily, TNCA has been very su...
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Heartbreak for Indian men’s team, loses to Netherlands in shoot-out to virtually exit from FIH Pro League title race | Hockey News – Times of India

ROTTERDAM: The Indian men's hockey team produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 1-4 to leaders the Netherlands in the shoot-out after both the sides were locked 2-2 at regulation time to virtually crash out of the title race of the FIH Pro League on Saturday. India are still placed third with 30 points from 15 games with just one match remaining. The Netherlands are leading the table with 33 points from 13 games with three matches in hand, while Olympic champions Belgium are placed second with 31 points from 14 games with two matches remaining. Breathtaking hockey was on display between two world-class teams as both India and the Netherlands fought each other in every department of the game in the entire 60 minutes. While the Indians had the better share of ball possession...
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Neeraj’s 86.69 first and final legal throw enough for gold

Neeraj Chopra looked primed to breach the 90m-mark on Saturday. But he would now be happy to return from the Kuortane Games unharmed. The Olympic champion survived a seemingly-dangerous fall, braved a slippery runway and dealt with wet conditions to record his first win of the season, finishing on top in an eight-man field in Kuortane, Finland, on Saturday. A win in his second competition since the Tokyo Games will give Chopra further affirmation that his return is going as planned, especially given the tricky conditions he had to navigate. The 24-year-old managed just one legal throw, which travelled a distance of 86.69m, off his first attempt. However, it turned out to be enough. Gold for Neeraj ! He’s done it again, what an incredible champion ! • Best throw of 86.69m in his 1st att...
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Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya’s finishing India’s biggest plus from SA series in T20 World Cup build-up

Bangalore gets regular evening showers around this time of the year, so a bit of a question mark hangs over the fate of the T20I series decider between India and South Africa, scheduled for Saturday evening at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, even if the fifth match were to be washed out completely by chance, India have already made some significant strides over the course of the past four games as they seek to build their side for the T20 World Cup. Their comeback from 0-2 down – while needing to win every game to remain alive in the series – to square the contest 2-2 has been commendable. Different sets of players have heralded the revival; while the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan set up the Visakhapatnam game for Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel to spin their web, it was th...
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‘Some stakeholders’ had focussed on their projects rather than committing to national team: Igor Stimac | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Saturday made a veiled attack on some powerful entities associated with the game in the country, saying "some stakeholders" had focussed on their projects rather than committing to help the national side rise in profile. This was not the first time Stimac has talked about things beyond the field of play and relating to football administration. On Wednesday, a day after he guided India to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup by topping Group D in Kolkata, he lashed out at the messy state of affairs grappling with the national federation. The AIFF is currently run by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) after the Praful Patel-led dispensation was shown the door for violating the National Sports Code. "When I was appointe...
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Indian football calendar is adjusted according to IPL, this needs to stop: Stimac

Igor Stimac never stops smiling. Even when talking about some of the prickly issues holding back Indian football. And certainly not when looking forward to the Asian Cup, for which he hopes to stay on as the coach of the national team. India, last Tuesday, qualified for the continental championship, rounding off the qualifiers with an emphatic 4-0 win over Hong Kong. The free-flowing, high-intensity performance came as an antidote for Indian football which was reeling after multiple blows – the below-par performances of the national team, which led to a massive budget cut by the government, the appointment of administrators by the Supreme Court to run the federation which raised the possibility of a FIFA ban. The last bit, the court action against the AIFF and a possible FIFA sanction, ...
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Slow, edgy Prannoy outclassed by China’s Zhao in Indonesia Open semis

HS Prannoy was off the pace and caught out on the corner defense, going down in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 against Chinese Zhao Jun Peng at the Istora in Jakarta on Saturday. It was a tame 21-16, 21-15 submission against a much faster and sharper opponent, whose own compact defense magnified the Indian’s sluggishness and neutralised flashes of his attack. Just the once at 6-4 in the second did Prannoy lead against the 26-year-old southpaw, who revelled in sending down steep, incisive, and very powerful smashes. Prannoy’s movement in chasing down the bird appeared severely constricted, and though he had the right attacking plans and some assertive winners, the bedrock of staying in the rally – keeping the shuttle in play – was entirely missing, as the Chinese pepper...
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Error-prone HS Prannoy loses in semi-final of Indonesia Open | Badminton News – Times of India

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy signed off with yet another semi-final finish at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament after going down in straight games to China's Zhao Jun Peng on Saturday.JAKARTA: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy signed off with yet another semi-final finish at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament after going down in straight games to China's Zhao Jun Peng on Saturday. World number 23 Prannoy couldn't find his rhythm and lacked precision and control to lose 16-21 15-21 to Jun Peng, a two-time bronze medallist at the World Junior Championships, in a 40-minute last four clash. It was their first meeting in international badminton. Playing his second semifinal at the Indonesia Open, Prannoy, who turns 30 next month, fell behind from the start as he could...
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India shine on Day 1 of Asian Track Cycling Championships, bag 10 medals | More sports News – Times of India

Riders of India celebrate their bronze medal during the award ceremony for the Elite Men Team Sprint. (AP Photo)NEW DELHI: Hosts India made a bright start to their campaign at the Asian Track Cycling Championships by bagging 10 medals, including a gold, on the opening day of competitions here on Saturday. The opening day of the 41st Senior, 28th Junior Asian Track and 10th Para Track Cycling Championships witnessed 12 finals out of which four were for Para Championships. The Indians clinched one silver and six bronze medals in the senior and junior events, while one gold, one silver and one bronze were won in the Para events. The Indian team opened its tally with a silver medal in the junior women's 4km team pursuit event with Pooja Dhanole, Himanshi Singh, Reet Kapoor and Jasmeek Kaur ...
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With two captains (Mithali and I), sometimes things were not easy because we both had different ideas: Harmanpreet

The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will be the first series for India Women in the post-Mithali Raj era, with the 39-year old having announced her retirement from international cricket earlier this month after a 23-year long illustrious career. Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been captaining India in the T20 format since 2018, believes it will be easier for her and the team going forward now that she has also been named as the ODI captain. “When two different captains were there, sometimes things were not easy because we (Mithali and I) both had different ideas,” she said. “Now it’s easy for me to ask them (my teammates) what I am expecting from them. Things will be much easier for me and clear for my teammates also.”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium On being asked if she planne...
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Indian women’s team registers famous win over Olympic silver medalist Argentina in FIH Pro League

Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women’s hockey team dished out a spirited performance to stun Olympic silver medallist Argentina 2-1 in the shoot-out after a 3-3 stalemate in regulation time in the first match of the double-leg FIH Pro League tie here on Saturday. Gurjit’s (37th, 61st minutes) two penalty corner conversions and Lalremsiami’s (4th) field strike cancelled out Agustina Gorzelany’s (22, 37th, 45th) hat-trick to take the match into the shoot-out. In the shoot-out, Neha Goyal and Sonika scored for India, while Victoria Granatto was the lone scorer for reigning Pro League champions Argentina as the Savita Punia-led side registered a famous win and avenged their 1-2 defeat against the same opponents in the Tokyo Olympic semifinals. The Indians started strongly in the m...
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Sri Lanka tour great opportunity to build team: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The likes of Mithali Raj -- who retired recently -- and Jhulan Goswami are not there in the team but India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday reckoned that the upcoming limited overs tour to Sri Lanka is a great opportunity to "build a team". "We are working hard on our team, we have great combinations. And for us, it is a good tour to start, because first-time we are going to play without our seniors and a great opportunity for all of us to build a team," Harmanpreet said at the virtual pre-departure press conference. "For me, it is a great opportunity where you can build a good team because Sri Lanka, I don't think it is going to be an easy tour for us." Mithali Raj has retired from all forms of the game, while experienced pacer Jhulan Goswami is not travelling to the isl...
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Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon due to Achilles injury

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Wimbledon due to a left Achilles injury, the four-times Grand Slam champion said on Saturday. Japan’s Osaka suffered the injury in Madrid, forcing her to miss the WTA 1000 event in Rome in the leadup to the French Open. Last week she posted a video on social media, saying: “Here’s me running on a underwater treadmill because my Achilles is being stubborn still (sic) I must be aging or something.” She added on Saturday: “My Achilles still isn’t right so I’ll see you next time.” Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Express Subscription Check out our special pricing for international readers when the offer lasts !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n...
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Hardik Pandya reveals MS Dhoni’s advice which helped him become a better player | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is enjoying a golden run of form, has revealed how advice from former India captain MS Dhoni early on in his career has helped him tremendously to become a better player. The 28-year-old Pandya recently made a comeback into the India squad during the T20I series against South Africa and has made some vital contributions. His inclusion came on the back of a sensational IPL with the Gujarat Titans, where he proved his form and fitness, leading them to title triumph in the debut season. He scored 487 runs in the IPL 2022 while also chipping in with 8 wickets. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/edA49dWjWC— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655526600000The most impressive aspect of his gam...
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Smooth conduct of Asian Track Cycling Championships at mercy of weather Gods | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The smooth conduct of the Asian Track Cycling Championships, which began here on Saturday, will be at the mercy of weather Gods as possible leakage from the roof of the velodrome at the IG Stadium, in case of rain, remains a huge issue. Since it did not rain much on Saturday, the events were held without any problem though the wooden tracks of the velodrome had to be dried up by the stadium staff and some cyclists themselves after a brief spell of rain on Friday. The velodrome, which is certified as top level by world cycling body (UCI), is hosting the Asian Track Cycling Championships -- both senior and junior -- and the Para track event from Saturday till next Wednesday. This is not the first instance of such a leakage. Just 10 days before the start of Asian Track Cycling C...
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England pacer Katherine Brunt announces retirement from Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): England pacer Katherine Brunt on Saturday announced her retirement from Test cricket, calling time on a career that spanned 17 years. The 36-year-old seamer will continue to play in the shorter formats of the game. Brunt made her Test debut in 2004, and was part of an influential moment for English cricket in just her third Test match - bagging nine wickets across the match and smashing 52 to help her team to retain the Women's Ashes after 42 years. Brunt claimed it was a 'smart' decision to retire from the game in order to prolong her white-ball career. The end of an era.Our third leading wicket-taker in the format, @kbrunt26 is retiring from Test cricket.Thank you Brunty ❤️— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1655546340000Brunt said in an official statement released by Eng...