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Horoscope Today, 4 July 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 we are going to face for the entire day. Read the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. 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 ...
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Ian Nepomniachtchi becomes challenger for the title of World Champion

Following a draw in round 13 game against Hungarian Grandmaster Richard Rapport, Nepomniachtchi is on 9/13, a point and a half ahead of the rest of the field, according to a FIDE release. This is his second consecutive victory in the eight-player Candidates. In the post-game interview, when asked how he is feeling now, Nepomniachni told FIDE: ‘The traditional answer is – I don’t know… In this tournament I was trying more to play chess than playing for a win. That is important… Another important factor is that I never had a six-hour game here. I was lucky enough not to play for too long’, said Nepomniachtchi. The 31-year-old GM has taken an early lead in the tournament and is the only player not to lose a single game. American Hikaru Nakamura is currently in clear second place with 7.5 p...
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England vs India: Under-pressure Pujara’s 50 shows there’s still room in Tests for obdurate batting

About six years ago, when Anil Kumble was India’s head coach, he was asked about Cheteshwar Pujara’s strike rate at a press conference. The great leg-spinner’s response was terse but meaningful: “For me, strike rate is meant for the bowlers.” Pujara has always been an outlier in a cricket world dominated by alpha males. He is old-school, wears down the bowlers and stroke-making is not his forte. He has survived at the highest level this way, playing 96 Tests and scoring nearly 7,000 runs, including 18 hundreds. But the Edgbaston Test was different. He was playing for his career and didn’t have the licence to fail. In the final over of the third day, when he reached his half-century by taking a single off Joe Root, former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, now a pundit for the host broadc...
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Kohli teases but luckless, Pujara makes his own luck to tighten India’s grip on the match

There were signs of vintage Virat Kohli. He nodded off his 40-ball 20 with a magisterial cover-drive off Stuart Broad, before he check-drove him and off-drove James Anderson. Those strokes heightened the expectations, but like in the first innings, struck a stroke of misfortune. Just as he seemed to allay his chief tormentor, Anderson, came Stokes. These days, he isn’t as good a deceptive bowler he used to be but still has the sparks that make him a bowler to be not ignored. And he produced one such moment of brilliance. Nothing that Stokes had thrown up carried any harm. But this one burst from good length, straightened, kissed Kohli’s gloves and veered towards the keeper. Even Sam Billings was not anticipating the ball to kick up so deviously that he ended up dropping the catch. But ...
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All-round Harshal stars in India’s 10-run victory over Northamptonshire | Cricket News – Times of India

NORTHAMPTON: India will enter the upcoming limited overs series against England on a positive note, having beaten Northamptonshire by 10 runs after an impressive display by the bowlers in their second warm-up match here on Sunday. India had earlier defeated Derbyshire by seven wickets. After Harshal Patel lifted India from a precarious position to 149 for eight with a 36-ball 54, the visiting bowlers fired in unison to bowl out the county side for 139 with three balls to spare. Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal picked up two wickets apiece as Northamptonshire failed to overcome India's total. Earlier, asked to bat first, India were off to a disastrous start losing Sanju Samson in the very first delivery of the match, the successful bowler being skipper Joshua Cobb...
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IND vs ENG 5th Test: When Indian bowlers counterpunched the counterpunchers

The numbers would lie, as they often do. The raw digits convey that India’s bowlers let England fightback from 83 for 5 and then 149 for 6 to post 284 runs. A classic England stung-by-the-lower-order tour story. Just change the names and dates. A once-typical losing the steam at the end narrative. Except that it was not. Instead, it was one of India’s finest bowling recoveries in recent times. They did let England off the hook, but they regathered to pull the hook back. Bazball-indoctrinated Jonny Bairstow could have blown them away, but they clutched at the straws, hung onto the swaying pole and then whipped up a furious storm of their own post lunch, counterpunching the counterpunch. The Bairstow carnage wracked them in the second hour of the first session. After a rip-roaring first...
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Norrie reaches Wimbledon quarters to keep alive British hopes | Tennis News – Times of India

Cameron Norrie. (AP Photo)LONDON: Ninth seed Cameron Norrie kept the British flag flying at Wimbledon on Sunday by progressing to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final with a commanding 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over American Tommy Paul. Left-hander Norrie is the only local hope surviving at the grasscourt major and for a place in Friday's semi-finals he will meet Belgian David Goffin, who earlier edged American 23rd seed Frances Tiafoe 7-6(3), 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. Paul, seeded 30th, had defeated a left-handed player in each of his previous three rounds but failed to find solutions to breach Norrie's precise delivery and tame his opponent's accurate forehand in a frenzied atmosphere on Court One. Norrie broke Paul's delivery in the opening game to take the lead and then saved four breakpoints ...
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Sainz Jr. wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victory

Carlos Sainz Jr. won his his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions. Sainz was in the lead with Charles Leclerc close behind and, while Ferrari at first said they were “free to fight,” the Italian team then asked Sainz to let Leclerc past to avoid losing time to Lewis Hamilton. But a safety car came out and Ferrari brought Sainz into the pits for fresher, grippier soft tires. Leclerc was left on older, hard tires and Sainz soon passed his teammate to regain the lead and pull away for his first victory in his 150th F1 start. “We did it. Yes! We did it! Yes! Vamos!” the Spanish driver radio...
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Wimbledon 2022: Sania Mirza-Mate Pavic in mixed doubles quarterfinals | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: The Indo-Croatian pair of Sania Mirza and Mate Pavic advanced to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the Wimbledon on Sunday. The sixth seeded pair of Mirza and Pavic reached the mixed doubles quarter-finals after their second round opponents Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan gave a walkover. Mirza and Pavic had beaten Spain's David Vega Hernandez and Georgia's Natela Dzalamidze 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round. In their last-eight match, Mirza and Pavic will face either the Brazilian duo of Bruno Soares and Beatriz Haddad Maia or the Australian-Canadian pair of John Peers and Gabriela Dabrowski. Mirza, who has already announced her retirement at the end of this season, and her Czech partner Lucie Hradecka had earlier lost in the opening round of women's doubles event...
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Carlos Sainz claims maiden F1 win in British Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

SILVERSTONE (United Kingdom): Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory in his 150th race on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to a spectacular triumph in a furious and crash-hit British Grand Prix. The 27-year-old Spaniard, starting from his maiden pole position, resisted a charging Sergio Perez of Red Bull, who recovered from 17th, to take the flag by 3.7 seconds in front of a record 142,000 crowd at the high-speed Silverstone circuit. Home hero seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes took third, to claim a record 13th podium finish on home soil, an unprecedented total by any driver at a single event. Drawing on his fresher tyres in the closing stages, Hamilton resisted and passed Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari, who finished fourth ahead of two-time champio...
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Points shared by India, England, but points to ponder

It’s difficult to know what Sjoerd Marijne, watching from the stands, would think about his former charges as they opened their World Cup campaign against England at Amstelveen on Sunday. The Indian women’s hockey team was far from its best, being a bit too frantic and lacking composure at crucial junctures. But they did manage to come away with a 1-1 draw, after they had lost to Great Britain in both their encounters at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, narrowly missing out on a podium finish. Marijne was the head coach then. That performance, almost a year ago, ensured no opposition is likely to take the Indians lightly any more. Current coach Janneke Schopman has tried to take her wards to the next level where they face the best teams in the world on an equal footing. On the evidence of Su...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup: Fighting India hold England to 1-1 draw | Hockey News – Times of India

AMSTELVEEN: The Indian women's hockey team played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against England in its opening match of the FIH World Cup here on Sunday. England took the lead through Isabella Petter in the ninth minute before Vandana Katariya equalised for India in the 28th minute. AS IT HAPPENEDThere was hardly anything to differentiate between the two sides in the first two quarters as they matched each other stick for stick. The Indians had the first shy at the goal as early as in the first minute in the form of a penalty corner, but they wasted the opportunity. #HWC2022 #HockeyEquals @EnglandHockey v @TheHockeyIndia https://t.co/kDeiTOZn9Z https://t.co/LBsr0ilns2— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) 1656864282000Minutes later, skipper Savita made a fine save in front of the ...
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Chanderpaul appointed head coach of US national women’s and U-19 teams | Cricket News – Times of India

LOS ANGELES: West Indies batting great Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed head coach of the United States of America's senior women's and U-19 teams for a period of 18 months, the country's cricket board said on Sunday. Chanderpaul, who is one of only 14 cricketers to score more than 10,000 Test runs, played 164 Tests and 268 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. "USA Cricket are delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head Coach of the National women's and Under 19 teams after the advertised recruitment process was completed," USA Cricket stated in a release. 🏏BREAKING NEWS!!USA Cricket are delighted to announce that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been appointed as the Head… https://t.co/f2PgVHXCrj— USA Cricket (@usacricket) 1656862185000"Ch...
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Indian U-17 women’s football team assistant coach Alex Ambrose sacked for ‘sexual misconduct’ | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian women U-17 team assistant coach Alex Ambrose has been sacked for alleged sexual misconduct, SY Quraishi, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) overseeing the All India Football Federation, said on Sunday. Former India international Ambrose was suspended and called back from Norway for "misconduct" with a player during a training and exposure tour of Europe. "Alex Ambrose, Asstt Head Coach of Under 17 Women's team has been sacked for sexual misconduct. Further action under process," Quraishi tweeted. Alex Ambrose, Asstt Head Coach of Under 17 Women’s team has been sacked for sexual misconduct. Further action under process.— Dr. S.Y. Quraishi (@DrSYQuraishi) 1656820268000The team is touring Europe as part of preparations for the FIFA U...
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Zhou involved in frightening 1st-lap crash at British GP

Zhou Guanyu was involved in a frightening first-lap crash Sunday that brought the British Grand Prix to an immediate halt as safety crews attended to the only Chinese driver in Formula One. Zhou’s car slide upside-down across the gravel and his Alfa Romeo seemed to be wedged between fencing and a tire barrier at the first corner. The race was red-flagged and George Russell, one of the drivers involved in the crash, sprinted from his car to the tire barrier to check on Zhou. Team manager Beat Zehnder told German broadcaster Sky Sport that Zhou was speaking and was being transported to the medical center at Silverstone. Holly molly…. 🚩🚩🚩#Zhou is OK#BritishGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/pBsX2GtAfp — Sound of Motorsport (@soundofmotor) July 3, 2022 Russell appeared to be hit from behind at the sta...
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Maria downs Ostapenko to reach Wimbledon quarters | Tennis News – Times of India

Tatjana Maria. (AP Photo)LONDON: Germany's Tatjana Maria continued her dream Wimbledon run as she battled from a set down to overcome former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. It was the biggest victory for the mother of two who came back from maternity leave just under a year ago and she will play Briton Heather Watson or fellow German Jule Niemeier in the last eight. The 25-year-old Ostapenko, who reached the semi-finals at the grasscourt Grand Slam a year after her maiden major title at Roland Garros in 2017, made a wobbly start by surrendering her serve early to trail 1-3. But the Latvian immediately regained composure to level the scores before switching gears to go ahead 6-5 and took the fi...
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England vs India: How Bairstow overcame personal tragedy and doubts to become a beast of a batsman

The way Jonny Bairstow bats these days is the way he has always wanted to bat. Once, he even sought out a sports psychologist David Priestly to sort out his mental approach to batting. The chat lasted 10 minutes. Priestley wanted Bairstow to pen down the basic principles of his game. Shortly, Bairstow wrote: ‘See the ball, hit the ball, dominate, keep it simple’. Priestly read it, pushed it back, and said: “That’s your blueprint. Use it.” Bairstow laminated the paper and carried it in his kitbag. The clarity was what he needed then. He hasn’t always been able to bat that way in Tests but this season, things have turned around dramatically even in red-ball cricket, with hundreds in three successive Tests and five in 2022 till date. As he has done repeatedly this season, Bairstow has once...
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Rishabh Pant scored 100 due to England bowlers’ fault: Mohammad Asif

Former Pakistan speedster Mohammad Asif is no stranger to controversial opinions. Sometimes he is pointing out faults in Virat Kohli’s technical skills and recently he said that Rishabh Pant wasn’t tested enough on the first day of the Edgbaston Test between India and England where the wicketkeeper-batter scored a century to dig his team out of a hole. “It was totally England bowlers’ fault as Pant did no wonders. He has technical faults. His left-hand doesn’t work but still he managed to score a century because English bowlers didn’t bowl to him in his weak areas,” Asif said in a Twitter video. “I will not name individuals but England made a lot of mistakes. When Jadeja and Pant were batting, they brought in a left-arm spinner who wasn’t an ideal option to bowl at that moment,” he wen...
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Rohit Sharma out of isolation after testing negative

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is finally out of isolation after having tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be available for the white-ball series against England beginning with the first T20I in Southampton on July 7. The 35-year-old all-format captain missed out on playing the rescheduled fifth Test against England as he tested positive on the second day of the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. “Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today’s T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of first T20I,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. As per medical protocol, any player, who is out of quarantine, needs to undergo mandatory cardiovascular tests to c...
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Roger Federer says he hopes to play Wimbledon ‘one more time’ | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Roger Federer said Sunday he hopes to play Wimbledon "one more time" despite being sidelined for a year with a knee injury. "I hope I can come back one more time. I've missed it here," said the eight-time champion as he attended a special ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of Centre Court. The 40-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at the tournament in 2021 before undergoing another bout of knee surgery. He plans to return to action at the Laver Cup in London in September and then take part in his home tournament at Basel. "I knew walking out here last year, it was going to be a tough year ahead," said Federer, who received a standing ovation when he entered the court. "I maybe didn't think it was going to take this long ...