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Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., supported Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years, Russell earned his last two NBA titles as a player-coach — the first Black coach in any major U.S. sport. Russell died on Sunday at the age of 88. His family posted the news on social media, saying his wife, Jeannine, was by his side. The statement did not give the cause of death, but Russell was not well enough to present the NBA Finals MVP trophy in June due to a long illness. “Bill’s wife, Jeann...
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CWG 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli bags India’s third gold | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BRIMINGHAM: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli (73kg) lived up to his top billing as he clinched India's third gold in the Commonwealth Games here. Favourite to win the event, debutant Sheuli heaved 313kg (143kg+170kg) to grab the gold at NEC Hall on Sunday. Malaysia's Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who gave Sheuli a tough competition, ended as the second best lifter in the event. He had a best effort of 303kg (138kg+165kg). G🔥LD FOR ACHINTA 🥇Beaming with confidence, the 20-yr old debutant #AchintaSheuli puts up a dominating performance… https://t.co/G7ACgfGdEl— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659297416000Canada's Shad Darsigny was third with a total lift of 298kg (135kg+163kg). Sheuli, a junior world championship silver medallist, executed three clean lifts -- 137kg, 140kg and 143kg -- in the snatch section....
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Underweight once, Achinta Sheuli does heavy lifting to extend India’s golden run at Commonwealth Games weightlifting

A dilapidated brick structure stands out amidst the wild bushes and overgrown trees. A lone cow moos at a cowshed right. A giant tricolour hangs on the wall at the porch, where five young women and men are pumping iron. The ‘platform’ on which they stand is uneven, the barbells and the metal plates have turned rusty and stained, torn cloths are tied to the roof to shield them from sun and rain. Nothing really gives an impression that champions can be produced at this unassuming facility in Deulpur, roughly an hour from Kolkata. But this is where Achinta Sheuli – a junior world championship medallist, and national record holder who won India’s third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday with a Games Record of 313kg (143kg in snatch, 170kg in clean and jerk) – began his journey. ...
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Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s CWG Gold: Birmingham win brings cheer to Army Sports Institute in Pune

PUNE-based Army Sports Institute (ASI) and its Boys Sports Company celebrated as Naib Subedar Jeremy Lalrinnunga clinched the weightlifting gold at Birmingham Commonwealth Games in men’s 67 kilogram category on Sunday. And why not? The 19-year-old Naib Subedar, who hails from Aizawl in Mizoram, has trained at the Boys Sports Company, and the ASI apart from the various national level camps. “Indian Army congratulates Naib Subedar Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning Gold Medal in Weightlifting by lifting a total of 300 kilogram in Men’s 67kg Finals at Commonwealth Games 2022,” tweeted the Indian Army after his victory. Lalrinnunga is among the 16 athletes from the ASI competing at the Commonwealth Games being held at Birmingham. Nb Sub Lalrinnunga smashed two Commonwealth Games records by lifti...
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Horoscope Today, 1 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that you are going to face for the entire day. Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today, you may be able to make a balance between your earnings and expenses, which may boost your bank balance. You may likely to perform better in your job. Your boss can give you new responsibilities in terms of promotions. You may get back your money which was stuck. You may be able to control over your opponents ...
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England women beat Germany to end major tournament wait at Euro 2022 | Football News – Times of India

WEMBLEY: England won a major women's tournament for the first time as Chloe Kelly's extra-time goal secured a 2-1 victory over Germany at a sold-out Wembley on Sunday. In front of a record crowd of 87,192 for any match in the history of the European Championships, Kelly prodded home a loose ball from close range to end English football's 56-year wait for a World Cup or Euro victory. Kelly fought back from an anterior cruciate ligament tear to be fit in time for the tournament and made herself a national hero by being in the right place to pounce when Germany failed to clear a corner in the 110th minute. The Manchester City winger tore off her shirt in celebration in scenes reminiscent of Brandi Chastain's famous reaction to scoring the winning penalty at the 1999 World Cup for the USA. ...
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CWG 2022: Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa enter singles squash quarterfinals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Leading India squash player Saurav Ghosal on Sunday joined Joshna Chinappa in the singles quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The world number 15 from India blanked Canadian David Baillargeon, ranked 62, 3-0 to reach the last eight stage. The final scoreline read 11-6, 11-2, 11-6. Ghosal was hardly troubled in the first two games. In the third, the Canadian led 3-0 before the Indian levelled it to 3-3. After that, he took the decisive lead. India is eyeing its first squash medal in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier on Sunday, Joshna outwitted New Zealand's Kaitlyn Watts 3-1 to progress to the women's singles quarterfinals. The 18-time national champion kept her calm to recover from a mid-game slump to prevail 11-8 9-11 11-4 11-6 against Watts to set up a last-ei...
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CWG 2022: Family time @ the cricket

It was a slantways entry into joining the ‘sports-watching’ culture of Britain, for Shaz, a mother of two pre-teens, who came to Birmingham as a child, but never socialised over sport. “My husband brings the kids to Edgbaston when the men’s teams play. But I wanted to come along too and watch since Pakistan women were playing,” she said of her first trip to a stadium not 10 minutes from her home, but one she never considered she’d walk into, having only a mild passing interest in the sport. A women’s sport wave has been sweeping over England all of this last week, with the football team becoming European Women’s champions beating Germany in the final. “It’s not like anyone stopped me. But I never felt like watching men’s cricket. But Indian women vs Pakistan women I didn’t want to miss ...
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Badminton at CWG: Defending champions India enter semifinals of mixed team event | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Defending champion India cruised to a 3-0 win over minnows South Africa to progress to the semifinals of the mixed team competition at the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. India expectedly didn't put a foot wrong as they dished out yet another professional performance against South Africa to set up a likely clash with Singapore in the last four. Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy, who had started playing together for less than a year and topped the selections trials to make it to the team, started the proceedings with a facile 21-9 21-11 win over Jarred Elliott and Deidre Jordaan to hand India a 1-0 lead. It was a no contest as the 857th ranked pair looked cluelessly at the booming smashes of Ashwini as the Indian combination took just minutes to end its misery. World ch...
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CWG 2022: India rout lowly Ghana 11-0 in men’s hockey | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: The Indian men's hockey team decimated lowly Ghana 11-0 in its opening Pool B match of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. As expected, the Indians were relentless in their attacks and completely controlled the proceedings from start to finish. The Indians played to their strength and scored five in the first half before pumping in four and two goals in the last two quarters. India converted six out of 13 penalty corners they earned in the match. Vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh (11th, 35th, 53rd) scored a hat-trick, while Abhishek (2nd minute), Shamsher Singh (14th), Akashdeep Singh (20th), Jugraj Singh (22nd, 43rd), Nilakanta Sharma (38th), Varun Kumar (39th) and Mandeep Singh (48th) were the other goal getters for India. It was a completely dominating performance from the Ind...
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Tabraiz Shamsi bowls South Africa to T20I series victory over England | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took five wickets to help his team bowl out England for 101 to win their decisive Twenty20 international by 90 runs at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday and take the three-match series 2-1. South Africa were put into bat and scored 191-5 off their 20 overs to set England an imposing target and then skittled out the home team for a one-sided victory. Shamsi’s wrist spin accounted for Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran and David Willey, who was bowled first ball to set up a hat-trick chance that Chris Jordan denied him. But Shamsi had Jordan trapped leg before wicket in his last over, and then Adil Rashid caught out on the boundary, to finish with 5-24 off four overs. England quickly fell behind the required run rate as none of their batsmen managed to sh...
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Chanu Didi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and his father: Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s sources of inspiration for CWG 2022 gold

After winning the gold medal in the 67kg men’s weightlifting category on Sunday, Jeremy Lalrinnunga revealed that Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu has been a big source of inspiration for him. “Didi (Chanu) motivates me a lot. I have had the opportunity to learn a lot from her,” he said at a press conference. “She had met me and wished me luck before the event. During my round, she was standing right in front of the audience with the Indian flag. She guides us all the time.” Chanu herself had a successful outing at the CWG this year, winning the gold medal in the 49kg women’s category by a landslide. Her total of 201kg was 29kg more than silver medallist, Mauritius’ Roilya Ranaivosoa. Like Chanu, Jeremy was in pole position right from the beginning, after he lifted a games r...
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Uncertainty hanging over India-West Indies T20 matches in US due to visa issues | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team's last two games of the ongoing T20 series against the West Indies in the United States hangs in limbo as Cricket West Indies (CWI) is planning to hold the matches in the Caribbean due to visa issues. According to a report in 'cricbuzz.com', the members of both sides have not received their US visas as yet, forcing CWI to put in place an alternate plan. Central Broward Park, Lauderhill, Florida in the US, was allotted to host the games on August 6 and 7 but as per the report many members of the Indian and West Indies squads have not received their US travel documents. "Having the games in the Caribbean is not unlikely but efforts are being made to resolve the visa issue," a source in West Indies cricket was quoted as saying by the website. "The initial...
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2nd T20I: Litton, Mosaddek star as Bangladesh win to level Zimbabwe series | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Litton Das and Mosaddek Hossain played key roles on Sunday as Bangladesh levelled a three-match Twenty20 international series in Zimbabwe with a seven-wicket victory. Spin-bowling all-rounder Mosaddek took five wickets for the first time in his T20 international career as the tourists restricted Zimbabwe to 135-8 at Harare Sports Club. Faced with the modest target, Bangladesh were always ahead on run rate thanks to an impressive start propelled by opener Liton, whose 56 off 33 balls included two sixes and six fours. The tourists cruised to 136-3 with 15 balls remaining and success was particularly joyful as it was only the second T20 triumph in their last 15 internationals. Defeat ended a six-match winning streak by Zimbabwe in the shortest format since former star batsman Dave ...
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CWG 2022: Weightlifter Popy Hazarika finishes seventh | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Indian weightlifter Popy Hazarika finished a disappointing seventh in the women's 59kg event at the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. The lifter from Assam had a total lift of 183kg (81kg+102kg). It was the first of the six weightlifting events so far that didn't yield a medal for India. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal of Nigeria won the gold with an effort of 206 kg (90kg+116kg). Local favourite Jessica Gordon-Brown clinched the silver with an aggregate of 197kg (86kg+111kg) while Canadian weightlifter Tali Darsigny (87kg+109kg) took home the bronze medal. Hazarika began with a 81kg lift in snatch but couldn't go beyond that weight as she fluffed her next two attempts in the section. Heading to the clean and jerk, the Indian was already out of medal contention as six In the clean ...
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CWG 2022: Joshna Chinappa enters women’s singles quarterfinals

Ace Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa outwitted New Zealand’s Kaitlyn Watts 3-1 to progress to the women’s singles quarterfinals at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. #Squash Update 🚨 🇮🇳’s @joshnachinappa enters the QUARTERFINALS of WS after defeating 🇳🇿’s Kaitlyn Watts 3️⃣-1️⃣ (11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6) in the Round of 16 She will next face 🇨🇦’s Naughton H. in the QF tomorrow, 1st Aug Great going!!#Cheer4India #India4CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/DqBumi40q2 — SAI Media (@Media_SAI) July 31, 2022 The 18-time national champion kept her calm to recover from a mid-game slump to prevail 11-8 9-11 11-4 11-6 against Watts to set up a last-eight clash with Canada’s Hollie Naughton. Naughton beat Malaysia’s Aifa Azman 3-0 in another match. Looking for an elusive CWG gold medal, Chinappa was lagging ...
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Smriti Mandhana stars as India beat Pakistan to register first win of CWG 2022 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India brought their desired 'killing attitude' to the fore under pressure as they put up a ruthless performance to beat arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets and boost their chances of a semifinal berth at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Pakistan's decision to bat first backfired as Indian bowlers put the choke on the batters to bowl them out for a meagre 99 all out in the 18 overs-a-side contest after rain delayed the start of play. Spinners Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav stood out with two wickets each. 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑! Clinical with the ball & splendid with the bat, 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 by 8 wickets in their 2nd Commonwea… https://t.co/VNXCxdqW3d— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1659273607000The chase was clinical too with Smriti Mandhana (63 not out off 42 balls), arguably the most att...
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Cyclists and spectators hurt in horror crash at Commonwealth Games | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

LONDON: English cyclist Matt Walls was involved in a horror crash at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday when he was catapulted over the barriers and into the crowds at the Lee Valley VeloPark. The Olympic omnium champion, competing in the men's scratch qualifiers at the London venue, received treatment for more than 40 minutes before being taken away by ambulance. Spectators were also hurt after he and his bike came over the top of the barriers on the high banking of a corner. The 24-year-old was trying to avoid riders who had fallen in a crash lower down the banking but as he rode up, he clipped another wheel and went over the top. Witnesses said that, because of the gradient of the banking, spectators in the front row had been unsighted for the crash. One man received treatment for cuts...
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TNPL 2022 Final Live Updates: Rain delays the start of play in Coimbatore

TNPL 2022 Final Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: Chepauk Super Gillies: Alexander R, Arun .B, Arun Kumar .V, Harish Kumar .S, Jagadeesan .N, Jaganath Sinivas .R S , Kaushik Gandhi .M, Nilesh Subramanian .R, Prasidh Akash .H, Radhakrishnan S, Rahul D, Sai Kishore R, Sai Prakash .V, Sandeep Warrier, Sasidev U, Sathish .R, Siddharth .M, Sonu Yadav, Sujay .S, Vijaykumar S, Karthik S, Madhankumar S. LYCA Kovai Kings: Abhishek Tanwar, Ajith Ram S, ShriRam C, Aravindh G, Ashwin Venkataraman, Ganga Sridhar Raju .V, Manish .G.R, Mukilesh .U, Natarajan T, Sai Sudharsan .B, Selva Kumaran .N, Shahrukh Khan M, Shijit Chandran .P, Suresh Kumar .J, Vignesh .K, Yudheeswaran V, Divakar R, B Surya, Abhinav M, Raja M, Ram Arvindh R, Ishwar Suresh (Videogra...
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CWG 2022 | Indian women bowlers shine as Birmingham gets taste of Indo-Pak rivalry

Compared to the women's cricket opener between India and Australia, fans flocked to the 25,000 capacity stadium Compared to the women's cricket opener between India and Australia, fans flocked to the 25,000 capacity stadium The India-Pakistan fixture of the Commonwealth Games lived up to the hype off the field with fans turning up in big numbers at Edgbaston but on it, it seemed headed towards a lopsided contest.The rain threatened to play spoilsport in the most anticipated clash of the Commonwealth Games and intermittent showers meant the match start was delayed by 45 minutes with the game reduced to 18 overs a side.Pakistan ended up with an underwhelming 99 all out.Compared to the women's cricket opener between India and Australia, fans flocked to the 25,000 capacity stadium though ...