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Horoscope Today, 30 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today, you are blessed by moon, your destiny is likely be with you. Today, you may be more energetic and focused for your work. Your hard work may pay you in terms of success. Your colleagues may help you. You are likely to go for short work related travel. Some good news may come from your sibling. Taurus: Today, messy situations are now under control, You may feel peace in the mind. You may be able to make a proper balance in expenditure and earnings, which may increase in financial health. You are advised to avoid too much travelling or overworking, it may affect at your health front. Students can start planning for their future. Love birds may enjoy their happy moments. ALSO READ: Yearly predi...
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New No.3 Shubham a symbol of MP’s Ranji resurgence under Chandrakant Pandit

When he led Madhya Pradesh in their previous Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai in February 2020, Shubham Sharma had batted at No. 6. For the 2021-22 season, although no longer captain, he had been promoted to No. 3 after coach Chandrakant Pandit saw him in the nets last June. In 32 first-class games before the start of this season since his debut in 2013, Shubham had scored a mere three hundreds. Buoyed by the promotion and what he calls better team culture and preparation, the 28-year- old from Indore struck four centuries in just six matches this season. He ended on a high with arguably the most important knock of the Ranji final against Mumbai – an attacking hundred in a game-defining 222-run second-wicket stand with the more sedate centurion Yash Dubey. “A year ago, when he (Pandit)...
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India may field two spinners vs England

Last June, when England packed five seamers against New Zealand and were sent packing to a crushing defeat, the late Shane Warne tore their indifference to spinners apart. “Feel for my fellow spinners in county cricket. If you don’t pick a spinner at Edgbaston – then when?” Warne tweeted. Feel for my fellow spinners in county cricket. If u don’t pick a spinner at Edgbaston-then when ? Edgbaston & the Gabba are the best pitches in the world to bowl spin. I looked forward to Edgbaston as much as the Gabba. Negative again from the poms @SkyCricket @MichaelVaughan ! — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 12, 2021 The Australian loved bowling at Edgbaston — he snaffled 24 wickets at 21 at the venue, including that Andrew Strauss wonder ball, which if not the ball of the century, was the ball ...
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I want match-winning contributions from Virat Kohli even if it’s not three figure mark: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli has set an altogether different bench-mark with his 70 international hundreds but Rahul Dravid, from a coach's perspective, wants his best batter to make "match-winning contributions" even if it is not a three-figure one like it has happened over the years. Kohli has not scored an international hundred since November 2019 but Dravid dismissed notions that the owner of 27 Test hundreds is "lacking in motivation". "As players, you go through these phases and I don't think you need motivation to be very honest with you and I think in Virat's case it is nothing to do with lack of motivation or desire," Dravid said ahead of India's rescheduled fifth Test against England starting here on Friday. "It's not always focussing on those three figures like even a 70-odd (79) ...
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US Open champion Emma Raducanu crashes out of Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: US Open champion Emma Raducanu crashed out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, losing her second-round match against Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 to the disappointment of the British home crowd. The 10th seed, who was troubled by a side strain in the run-up to the Grand Slam, was broken five times in the match on Centre Court by her French opponent, ranked 55 in the world. Raducanu, 19, was on the back foot early in the contest after being broken in her first service game and won just 45 percent of points on her first serve. Garcia, fresh from winning on grass at Bad Homberg, hit 25 winners in an impressive display. "Emma is a huge player and in her home tournament and she proved she can do very well on the big stage," said Garcia. "I really enjoyed playing on Centre Court, it was my first...
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Russia Ukraine War: How a football field turns into a giant crater after a missile strike

It has been exactly 125 days since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Facing a barrage of heavy artillery, Ukraine’s southern city of Mykolaiv has borne the brunt of the attacks and on Tuesday, its central city stadium, also known as Stadion Tsentralnyi was struck by a missile. “On June 28, Mykolayiv and its suburbs came under massive missile attack launched from Bastion coastal missile system located in occupied Kherson region,” the press service of the Mykolayiv Regional State Administration posted on Facebook. Ukraine’s air defense systems could intercept 3 out of 8 missiles on the day; but the rest hit various targets in Mykolaiv including a military station, and the stadium, leaving a 15-meter wide and 5-meter deep crater. The Central City Stadium which was built...
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Rohit’s fitness? Ashwin or Jadeja? Extra batsman or bowler? Dravid says wait and watch

Heat is on and Rahul Dravid has started the mind games. Two days before the commencement of the fifth Test at Edgbaston, the Indian team head coach chose to give away nothing, ostensibly to keep the opponents on tenterhooks. The buzz before Dravid’s press conference on Wednesday was Jasprit Bumrah’s elevation as stop-gap captain, in Covid-affected Rohit Sharma’s absence. The head coach was asked about the update on Rohit and whether Bumrah would be leading the side against England. “Update on Rohit is that he is monitored by our medical team and we still got 36 hours to go. He is not yet ruled out. He will have a test tonight and in the morning to see if he is available. Of course, he will have to return negative to play the Test,” Dravid said. As regards to Bumrah leading the side, he ...
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Azeem Rafiq reveals ‘threats and attacks’ since Yorkshire racism claims | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Azeem Rafiq claims his family have been subjected to "threats, attacks and intimidation" since the former Yorkshire spinner made allegations of racism against his old club. Rafiq sent shockwaves across cricket two years ago when he said he had been subjected to racial harassment and bullying during his time as a Yorkshire player. Yorkshire commissioned an investigation into the 31-year-old's claims and, though seven were upheld, the county concluded last October that no member of staff would face disciplinary action. The club came under pressure from politicians and the England and Wales Cricket Board launched its own investigation into the allegations and Yorkshire's handling of them. That culminated in the ECB charging Yorkshire and a number of individuals earlier this month w...
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India vs England, 5th Test: India to take late call on Rohit Sharma’s inclusion after positive Covid test | Cricket News – Times of India

India's captain Rohit Sharma may miss their Test match against England starting on Friday after he tested positive for Covid-19, but the team will take a late call on his inclusion after his next Covid test, head coach Rahul Dravid said on Wednesday. Sharma tested positive during a warm-up match in Leicester last week and the question of who leads the side in his absence has been left hanging, with vice-captain KL Rahul not in the squad due to an injury. India were 2-1 ahead in the series last September when the final Test at Old Trafford was cancelled due to Covid-19 cases in their camp. The fifth Test will be played in Edgbaston from Friday. "We'll keep monitoring him (Sharma). We've got close to 36 hours to go. He'll have a test later tonight and one tomorrow as well. It's up to th...
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FIFA to put more World Cup tickets up for online sale

FIFA will put more World Cup tickets up for sale next week on a first-come, first-served basis. Soccer’s governing body said Wednesday that a total of 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar have already been sold ahead of the next sales round, which opens Tuesday on the FIFA website. The tournament is being played from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18. The cheapest tickets for fans from outside Qatar are priced at 250 Qatari riyals ($69). The tournament has a total capacity of about 3 million tickets, with about 2 million placed on general sale and 1 million allocated for FIFA stakeholders such as member federations and sponsors, plus hospitality programs. Organizers said last week that 40 million tickets were requested in the first two sales phases. The latest sales round closes Aug. 16, th...
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England’s James Anderson hopes to recover for India Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England pace bowler James Anderson hopes to prove his fitness in time for Friday's Test against India after missing the conclusion of the clean sweep of New Zealand. Anderson was sidelined for the third Test victory at Headingley due to concerns over his left ankle. The 39-year-old, England's all-time record Test wicket taker, stayed with Ben Stokes' squad to watch their third successive win against New Zealand and could feature in the rearranged Test against India at Edgbaston. Anderson has enjoyed England's renaissance under Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum, with their winning run giving him extra incentive to return to the field. "I hate missing games. After that game at Headingley the feeling around the group is so good you want to be around it as much as possible," And...
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Pristine Djokovic storms into third round with Kokkinakis thrashing

Top seed Novak Djokovic once again looked every bit the dominant player who has won the last three Wimbledon titles as he swept aside Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday to power into the third round of the Championships. On Monday the 35-year-old, bidding for his fourth Wimbledon title in a row and his seventh overall, had looked scratchy during his opening win against Kwon Soon-woo but he was back close to lofty standards against the 79th-ranked Kokkinakis. The Australian famously defeated Roger Federer in the second round of the Miami masters at 2018 but there were no signs of another upset during the contest on Centre Court as the 20-time major champion dictated terms from the start. The Serb, who defeated Kokkinakis in straight sets during their only previous me...
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SL vs AUS 1st Test: Australia 98/3 after Lyon mauls Sri Lanka

Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 212 but endured a top order wobble of their own before reaching 98-3 in reply after a frenetic, spin-dominated day one of the opening test in Galle on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja rode his luck to an unbeaten 47, while Travis Head was on six at the close with Australia still 114 behind in what promises to be a low-scoring contest. The tourists could have been in a better position but for two avoidable dismissals in the final session. On a pitch where spinners dictated terms from the opening session, David Warner realised the futility of trying to hang around and scored at a run-a-ball rate. He made 25 before falling lbw to Ramesh Mendis. Marnus Labuschagne fell for 13 after a rash reverse-sweep shot found the only fielder on the vast off-side and Steve Sm...
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Swiatek announces charity event for people affected by Ukraine war

Poland’s world number one Iga Swiatek has teamed up with fellow tennis players Agnieszka Radwanska, Elina Svitolina, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Martyn Pawelski for a one-day special event to raise funds for people affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Iga Swiatek & Friends for Ukraine”, scheduled for July 23 in Poland’s Krakow, will feature a mixed doubles match and a set of singles between Swiatek and compatriot Radwanska. Both matches will be umpired by Ukrainian Svitolina. 🇺🇦 Od miesięcy pracowałam z moim zespołem nad inicjatywą pomocową dla Ukrainy, aby realnie wesprzeć tych, którzy cierpią z powodu wojny. 🇺🇦 For months I have been working with my team on a charity initiative for Ukraine to support those who suffer because of the war…MORE ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/3MeOI3d1W1 — Iga Świ...
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Pristine Djokovic storms into third round with Kokkinakis thrashing | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Top seed Novak Djokovic looked every bit the dominant player who has won the last three Wimbledon titles in a commanding 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis on Wednesday to power into the third round. The 35-year-old, bidding for his seventh Wimbledon title, looked scratchy during his opening win over Kwon Soon-woo but he was back close to his usual lofty standards against the 79th-ranked Kokkinakis. The Australian defeated Roger Federer in the second round of the Miami Masters in 2018 but there were no signs of another upset on Centre Court as the 20-times major champion dictated terms from the start. It was the 23rd straight victory for Djokovic at the grasscourt Grand Slam. "I'm very happy with my performance today," Djokovic said on court. "I thought I start...
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Nelson Piquet apologises for racist slur towards Lewis Hamilton | Racing News – Times of India

PARIS: Three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet on Wednesday apologised "wholeheartedly" to Lewis Hamilton after using a racially offensive term to describe the Mercedes star. Hamilton said the "time has come for action" following Piquet's remarks, while Formula One and motorsport's governing body the FIA condemned the 69-year-old Brazilian. "I apologise wholeheartedly to anyone that was affected, including Lewis, who is an incredible driver, but the translation in some media that is now circulating on social media is not correct," Piquet said in a statement. Piquet, who won the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987, was discussing an accident between Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen on the first lap of last year's British Grand Prix when he used the term. It’s more than l...
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Second seed Kontaveit beaten in Wimbledon second round | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Second seed Anett Kontaveit tumbled out of Wimbledon in the second round on Wednesday, thumped 6-4, 6-0 by big-serving Jule Niemeier, who is making a mark on her first appearance at the Championships. The 26-year-old Kontaveit could not counter the German's huge groundstrokes and looked progressively more downhearted as she failed to find her range on a sunny No.1 court. Estonian Kontaveit has talked about suffering fatigue this year following a Covid-19 infection and has not played a match since the French Open last month where she was beaten in the first round. She looked out of sorts against Niemeier, spraying groundstrokes long and wide and making 24 unforced errors in a match lasting 58 minutes. Niemeier, 22, and ranked 97 in the world after injury problems disrupted her ...
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Boxers Simranjit, Ananta off to winning starts; move to quarterfinals in Kazakhstan | Boxing News – Times of India

NUR-SULTAN: Indian boxers Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Ananta Chopade (54kg) registered contrasting victories on the opening day to progress to the quarterfinals of Elorda Cup on Wednesday. The 2018 World Championships bronze medallists Simranjit lived up to the favourite's tag with a dominating start to her campaign by pulling off a comprehensive win against local boxer Ischanova Nazym by an unanimous decision in the women's 60kg bout. Ananta, on the other hand, faced a stiff challenge from Mongolian pugilist Dorjnyambuu Ganbold. However, the Indian kept his cool during an intensely fought men's 54kg thriller and eventually managed to tilt the result in his favour by a narrow 3-2 verdict. RESULTS UPDATE 📝✅: #AnantaChopade 3:2❌: #EtashKhan 0:5❌: #ManjeetSingh 0:5✅: @Simranjitboxer 5:0… htt...
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah named captain after Rohit Sharma tests Covid positive for second time

Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the fifth Test against England in Edgbaston after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time and Jasprit Bumrah has been named captain of the team. For the first time in three and a half decades, a fast bowler will lead India in a Test match. Bumrah is set to follow in Kapil Dev’s footsteps. Earlier this year, Bumrah had been promoted as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the three-match ODI series in South Africa. With Rohit Sharma likely to be out of the one-off Test match against England, due to Covid, a place has opened up at the top of India’s Test-match batting line-up. India might have to go with stand-in opener Hanuma Vihari, who’s done it before or there might be an outside chance for Srikar Bharat. Hanuma Vihari has opened before,...
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1st Test: Australia 98-3 at stumps after Lyon mauls Sri Lanka on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 212 but endured a top order wobble of their own before reaching 98-3 in reply after a frenetic, spin-dominated day one of the opening Test in Galle on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja rode his luck to an unbeaten 47, while Travis Head was on six at the close with Australia still 114 behind in what promises to be a low-scoring conTest. The tourists could have been in a better position but for two avoidable dismissals in the final session. On a pitch where spinners dictated terms from the opening session, David Warner realised the futility of trying to hang around and scored at a run-a-ball rate. He made 25 before falling lbw to Ramesh Mendis. Marnus Labuschagne fell for 13 after a rash reverse-sweep shot found the only fielder on the vast off-side a...