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Horoscope Today, 23 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today you are affected by negative moon. You may feel unhappy, you may become impatient today, you may find yourself difficult to perform your task and not able to fulfil your desire. You want to be detached from the given responsibility. You may not be able to complete any task. Taurus: Today, you are blessed by moon. Work related pressure may be go off. Your earnings may convert into profits now. You are likely to invest for a long term period. You may get an overseas work order, which may give you financial benefits in coming future. You may find your soul mate. Students may hear good news in their academics. Gemini: Today you are blessed by positive moon, you may perform good in your professional front. You may implement your business plans very easily with the help of your c...
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ITF Women’s 25K: Zeel Desai, Ankita Raina crash out of first round in Gurugram

India No. 1 Ankita Raina lost to compatriot Vaidehi Choudhary in straight sets, and Zeel Desai bowed out of a tough three-set encounter against Thailand’s Punnin Kovapitukted in the first round of the ITF women’s $25,000 tournament held in Gurugram on Wednesday. Desai opened the day’s play at The Tennis Project’s main show court against Kovapitukted – who won the ITF $15,000 tournament that took place at the same venue in February – in a nearly four-hour-long encounter. The Indian came out of the blocks in solid fashion making her early lead last till the ninth game, and even though Kovapitukted gained more control of proceedings towards the end of the set, she broke serve in the final game to take the lead. The momentum swung in Thailand international’s favour as she employed a more de...
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How the cover drive could make or break Shubman Gill’s tour of England

In a short video of India’s net sessions before the tour game against Leicestershire, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma are shown batting next to each other. Gill, who would most likely open with the captain in the Edgbaston Test, watched Sharma lean into a drive in awe. He tried to reprise the stroke, but was beaten, as the ball was not quite as full as he had anticipated. He shrugged his head pensively, observed Sharma for a second or two, and then leaned into a drive himself, this time middling the ball and you could hear the clang that echoed when the ball crashed into one of the poles, and scattered applause from his teammates, or perhaps the support staff. The same stroke that produced two different outcomes sums up his Test career too. For most part of his 19 Test innings, he has ...
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Delhi HC directs AFI to consider high jumper Tejaswin Shankar for CWG

The Delhi High Court directed the Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) selection committee to consider high jumper Tejaswin Shankar’s name for the upcoming 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the athlete’s lawyer said. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Justice Jasmeet Singh issued a notice and sought a response from the AFI, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the selection committee of the AFI on the petition. Shankar’s lawyer Malak Bhatt, moved the High Court challenging the decision of the AFI to exclude him from participating in the 2022 CWG. Bhatt argued that this decision was taken despite Shankar being a national high jump record holder and the only Indian to have met the AFI qualification standard of 2.27 m...
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Romanian 17-year-old David Popovici wins 100m freestyle world title | More sports News – Times of India

BUDAPEST: David Popovici, a 17-year-old, collected his second gold medal of the Swimming World Championships on Wednesday while 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won her first. Popovici, who had become the first Romanian man to win a world title when he won the 200m free victory, collected another with a late surge. "Now I get to rest a little even though standing on my feet," he said. "I feel good, I'm glad to have got two golds now, I think it will be pretty heavy carrying them." McIntosh, a Canadian, broke the world junior record as she added to the silver she had won in the 400m freestyle on the opening day. "It's one of my biggest dreams in the swimming world to be world champion and especially to do it in 200 fly it's something I always wanted to do as it is one of my favourite events,"...
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FIH Pro League: Indian women’s hockey team outclasses USA 4-0 to finish 3rd in debut season | Hockey News – Times of India

ROTTERDAM: The Indian women's hockey team produced a dominating performance to outclass USA 4-0 in the second-leg match to finish a creditable third in its debut season at the FIH Pro League on Wednesday. The Indians had earlier defeated USA 4-2 in the first match of the double header on Tuesday. Vandana Katariya (39th, 54th) scored a brace, while Sonika (54th) and Sangita Kumari (58th) sounded the board once for India. Argentina have already won the title with Netherlands finishing second. USA started the match on a bright note and secured the first chance of the match as early as in the second minute, but Elizabeth Yeager's high shot was easily saved by India skipper and goalkeeper Savita. The Indians too had their chances soon after but Sharmila Devi wasted a golden opportunity as sh...
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Yasir Shah back in Pakistan test squad for tour to Sri Lanka

Yasir Shah will return to Test cricket following almost a year’s absence after Pakistan named the leg-spinner in an 18-strong squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lanka. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Shah has struggled with his fitness since featuring against the West Indies last year. He played a key role in Pakistan’s 2-1 victory in Sri Lanka seven years ago, bagging 24 wickets. “Our spin department is boosted with the return of Yasir Shah, who proved himself a match-winner in Sri Lanka on our last tour,” chief selector Mohammad Wasim said on Wednesday. Shah has replaced off-spinner Sajid Khan, who played in the last home Test series against Australia which Pakistan lost 1-0. Uncapped all-rounder Salman Al...
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Archery World Cup: Misfiring Deepika Kumari falters on India comeback, slips to 37th in qualifying round | More sports News – Times of India

Deepika Kumari. (World Archery Photo)PARIS: Star archer Deepika Kumari failed to impress in the qualifying round in her much-anticipated return, finishing a lowly 37th behind Ankita Bhakat in the World Cup Stage 3 on Wednesday. The world number three Deepika, who was making her India comeback after the Tokyo Olympics debacle last year, shot a disappointing 638 in the 72-arrow qualification round, a massive 37-point behind Korean Lee Gahyun who took the pole position in the women's recurve section. Her poor ranking meant that Deepika got a tough draw as the former world number one will have a potential second round clash against Korean Choi Misun, the 2016 Rio Olympics team gold medallist. Deepika will face Italian Chiara Rebagliati in her first round. The three-time Olympian was a pictu...
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Ranji Trophy final: Mumbai’s Yashasvi Jaiswal shows maturity to keep MP bowlers at bay

“Of course, we knew that he (Kumar Kartikeya) would bowl the first over. They were doing some tricks, like trying some stuff mentally, which I’ve seen them doing earlier,” said Yashasvi Jaiswal. “For example, the ’keeper goes far back and the fast bowler walks up to his run-up but all along we knew that Kartikeya is going to bowl. We were literally ready.” Madhya Pradesh had tried to surprise the Mumbai openers on day one of the Ranji Trophy final by opening the bowling with the left-arm spinner but Jaiswal wasn’t getting flustered. As soon as the early nerves settled, he hit Kartikeya for a couple of boundaries which got him out of the attack for a while. Under a heavy cloud cover, with the MP seamers making the ball jag around, Jaiswal yet again provided solidity to the Mumbai batting...
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World Championships: Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh wins women’s 200m butterfly | More sports News – Times of India

Summer McIntosh. (Reuters Photo)BUDAPEST: Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won the women's 200m butterfly at the world championships on Wednesday with a time of 2:05.20, beating American Hali Flickinger by 0.88 seconds. McIntosh's time was a new junior world record and adds to her silver medal in the 400m freestyle. The Toronto-born swimmer was the youngest member of Canada's Olympic team in Tokyo where she finished fourth in the women's 400m freestyle. "I didn't expect to go 2:05," McIntosh said. "But as soon as I stepped out with all the energy and excitement from the crowd, I just fed off that. I got a lot of adrenaline and motivation and put it down." China's Yufei Zhang took the bronze medal. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO APPYOUTUBEif(typeof window !== 'u...
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We have not made any offer to Wriddhiman Saha, say GCA and BCA | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Wriddhiman Saha, who wants to move out of Bengal to ply his trade as a professional, hasn't received any significant offer from any of the top states, contrary to what he had claimed. Gujarat and Baroda, which were being linked with Saha's likely inter-state transfer, have denied making any offers to the 40-Test veteran. Saha had claimed that he had offers "from quite a few state associations but I have not given my go-ahead to either of them." "I can confirm that Gujarat Cricket Association has made no such offer to Wriddhiman Saha. We have a young keeper named Het Patel, who is doing very well for us. Why in the world would we try to spoil his career," senior GCA official Anil Patel told PTI. When Baroda CA secretary Ajit Lele, who is currently in the United States, was con...
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Roy, Buttler star as England cruise to ODI series sweep against Netherlands | Cricket News – Times of India

AMSTELVEEN (Netherlands): Jason Roy and Jos Buttler demolished the Netherlands on Wednesday as England coasted to an eight-wicket victory with nearly 20 overs to spare in the third one-day international, sealing the series 3-0. Roy's 101 not out was his 10th one-day international hundred in Amstelveen, with Buttler, standing in for injured captain Eoin Morgan, smashing an unbeaten 86. A 3-0 whitewash in Amsterdam 🤩🇳🇱 #NEDvENG 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/Xufg9xT7Be— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1655910754000Earlier, the Netherlands collapsed from 203-3 in the 40th over to 244 all out, a total that never looked remotely enough against power-packed England. The 50-over world champions again underlined the gulf in quality between the two sides after piling up a world-record total of 498-4 in ...
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How does Sevilla plan to use its revolutionary tech to take Bengaluru United from second division to ISL?

“Thousands of parameters describe a footballer. From that, we have created 30-40 KPIs (key performance indicators) to do a deep characterisation of a player, which helps us decide who to hire.” 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Elias Zamora Sillero is talking about a subject that would make coaches and traditionalists squirm: the use of cold-blooded statistics to sign footballers. “You can’t ignore data anymore,” says the chief data officer of Spanish league side Sevilla FC. At least Sevilla haven’t. The team that’s constantly punching above its weight – routinely finishing in the top four of La Liga, winning the Copa del Rey, European Super Cup and making the Europa League their own – has done so, according to Sillero, b...
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Ranji Trophy Final: I trust myself to do well whenever I go out there, says Yashasvi Jaiswal | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: He is all of 20 but Yashasvi Jaiswal knows the art of making a strong comeback statement, like he did for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL last month and more recently in the Ranji Trophy knock-outs for Mumbai this month. Having scored a hundred in the quarterfinals and two tons in semifinals, Jaiswal was looking set for his fourth century before Madhya Pradesh seamer Anubhav Agarwal snapped him for 78 in the opening day of the Ranji Trophy final on Wednesday. "Yes, I'm a bit sad about it, but this is cricket. You have to experience both the good and the bad (part), and that's something I've learnt by now," Jaiswal said after the day's play. ICYMI: @ybj_19's solid 7⃣8⃣-run opening act 👌 👌The Mumbai batter creamed 7 fours & a six to register his 4⃣th suc… https://t.co/kJmWKzk...
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Ronaldo Singh clinches silver in sprint event for his 3rd medal, India finish fifth in medals tally | More sports News – Times of India

Ronaldo Singh (Photo credit: SAI Twitter)NEW DELHI: Top Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh dished out the best performance of his career as he clinched a silver medal in the sprint event of the senior category on the concluding day of the Asian Track Championship here on Wednesday. This was his third medal of the championships. He had earlier won bronze medals in 1km time trial and team sprint events. On Wednesday, he gave a tough fight to Japan's experienced rider Kento Yamasaki but finished with a silver. Yamasaki defeated Ronaldo in back-to-back races to finish at the top of the podium. Kazakhstan's Andrey Chugay won the bronze in the event. In the morning, Ronaldo defeated Kazakhstan's Andrey Chugay in the semifinal. The Indian lost the first race but bounced back to win the next two to s...
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We have several top order batters, everyone will have their chances: Harmanpreet Kaur

The Indian team is packed with a number of top-order batters and the new all-format captain Harmanpreet Kaur says all will get a chance to show their worth in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, starting Thursday. Elegant left-hander Smriti Mandhana, explosive Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana and Yastika Bhatia are all top-order batters in India’s 15-player squad. In the absence of Smriti, it was Shafali and Yastika, who opened the batting against New Zealand in February. “We do have many top order batters, including three to four of them, who can play as openers. But, when it comes to this team, everyone will have opportunity to showcase their skills,” Harmanpreet said on the eve of the series-opener. “We all are representing our country and whatever opportunity might come at some point...
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Stokes urges England to continue with aggressive approach in final NZ Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (England): England Test captain Ben Stokes has challenged his team to play without fear and put on a show against New Zealand at Headingley despite taking an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final match of the three-match series. A new era for England in the longest format, spearheaded by the new skipper-coach duo of Stokes and Brendon McCullum, has got off to a flying start, with the hosts blasting to victory in the opening two Tests. "We've obviously won the series but there are World Test Championship points to play for. We want to carry on with the way we've played," Stokes told reporters on the eve of the third Test. "I was pretty simple and clear in the dressing room. Let's try and think like we're in the entertainment business rather than the sporting business... there's a...
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SAI approves star wrestler Bajrang Punia’s US training, TOPS cyclists to get faster T20 bikes | More sports News – Times of India

Bajrang Punia (AFP photo)NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry's Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Wednesday approved Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Bajrang Punia's 35-day training camp in the United States ahead of Commonwealth Games. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) would be funding Bajrang's travel, boarding and daily costs towards training camp in Michigan, USA from June 25 till July 30. TOPS would also take care of expenses for his personal coach and physiotherapist. The training stint in the USA will help Bajrang prepare for the upcoming Birmingham Games and the World Championships. The MOC also approved financial assistance towards the procurement of two T20 Proteam Look TT track bikes for TOPS development cyclists Ronaldo Singh and David Beckhame. The T20 bikes are new top-of-the-ra...
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Ranji Trophy Final: Disciplined MP keep Mumbai at 248/5 on Day 1

An unheralded bunch of Madhya Pradesh bowlers stuck to its plans as a star-studded Mumbai side toiled its way to 248 for five on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final. Despite an opening stand of 87 between Prithvi Shaw (47, 79 balls) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (78, 163 balls), Mumbai failed to drive home the advantage on a pitch that wasn’t conducive for strokeplay. A 400-plus first-innings total will now depend on the season’s highest run-getter Sarfaraz Khan (40 batting, 125 balls), who is looking good for another big knock with the dependable Shams Mulani (12 batting, 43 balls) giving him company. While left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya was the tireless operator from one end, having sent down 31 overs for figures of 1 for 91, seamer Gaurav Yadav (23-5-68-0) was distinctly unlucky and the...
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Pakistan domestic cricketer makes suicide attempt after being ignored for inter-city c’ships

A young cricketer from Hyderabad in the southern Sindh province attempted suicide after he was not selected for his home team in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s inter-city championship. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Shoaib, a fast bowler, slashed his wrist and was rushed to hospital by his family members in precarious condition on Tuesday. A family member said after he was not picked by his coach in the trials for the inter-city championship, Shoaib remained confined himself to his room due to depression. “We found him in the bathroom of his room with his wrist cut and him unconscious and immediately rushed him to hospital where he is still in critical condition,” the family member said. In February 2018, an Under-19 cri...