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CWG 2022: Kidambi Srikanth falters as India settle for silver in mixed team badminton event | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Kidambi Srikanth came up with an underwhelming performance as India succumbed 1-3 to Malaysia and settled for a silver in the mixed team badminton event at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Srikanth lost to lower-ranked Tze Yong Ng in three games to put the defending champions on the backfoot in the final. PV Sindhu did what was expected of her in the women's singles while the men's doubles pairing of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went down in the opening doubles. SILVER FOR INDIA 🇮🇳 Indian #Badminton Mixed Team puts up a brilliant show of team play, grit, resilience to bag i… https://t.co/3TPI216pWs— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659472215000With the win, Malaysia regained the title they had lost to India four years ago in Gold Coast. For India to retain gold, a lot...
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CWG 2022: Controversy shrouds Punam Yadav’s missed opportunity | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Weightlifter Punam Yadav was one of the favourites to win a medal for India this time, having bagged gold at the previous edition in Gold Coast. But the 76kg lifting final proved to be a massive heartbreak for Punam as well as the country. After lifting 98kg in snatch to be placed second going into the clean and jerk, Punam’s all three clean and jerk attempts were deemed ‘no lift’. The 27-year-old’s first two attempts of 116kg were called foul because of a bent elbow. According to rules, a lifter’s hand has to be straight while lifting. If not, the lift is considered invalid. But it was the third lift that raised eyebrows at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull. Punam did seem to successfully lift 116kg in her third attempt, but according to the officials present at th...
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India beat West Indies by seven wickets to take 2-1 series lead

By the time Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed, India had the match under control with Rishabh Pant (33 not out off 26 balls) providing finishing touches By the time Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed, India had the match under control with Rishabh Pant (33 not out off 26 balls) providing finishing touches Suryakumar Yadav gave an exhibition of his incredible hitting skills with a superb 76 as India cantered to a seven-wicket win against the West Indies in the third T20 International on Tuesday. India now lead the five-match series 2-1 with the cricket caravan moving to USA's Florida for the last two games of the series. While more than 147 had never been chased in a T20I at the Warner Park ground, Suryakumar decided to alter that script in a 44-ball knock as India made a short work of the 1...
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India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav smashes 76 as India beat West Indies by 7 wickets to take 2-1 series lead | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE (ST KITTS & NEVIS): Suryakumar Yadav gave an exhibition of his incredible hitting skills with a superb 76 as India cantered to a seven-wicket win against the West Indies in the third T20 International here on Tuesday. India now lead the five-match series 2-1 with the cricket caravan moving to USA's Florida for the last two games of the series. Suryakumar Yadav's half-century helps India win the third T20I and take a 2-1 lead in the series 🙌🏻#WIvIND Scorec… https://t.co/GD6rPqK2UC— ICC (@ICC) 1659468870000While more than 147 had never been chased in a T20I at the Warner Park ground, Suryakumar decided to alter that script in a 44-ball knock as India made a short work of the 165-run target in 19 overs. As It HappenedShreyas Iyer (24 off 26 balls) was an ideal partner at the...
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WFI blames it on Punam, claims lifter competed with injury

Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) president Sahdev Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Punam Yadav competed despite “not being fully fit”, lashing out at the lifter after her disastrous outing at the Commonwealth Games here. Punam was disqualified in the women’s 76kg category after failing in all her three clean and jerk attempts. The reigning CWG champion in 69kg category, however, was in silver medal winning position after snatch, where she lifted 98kg in her third attempt. Clearly disappointed with her show, the national federation chief said that the lifter competed with an injury to her knee. “Ek medal haath se chhut gayi — clearly she dropped one medal from the weightlifting arena,” Yadav told PTI. “That’s why initially we had held back her name. But the athlete claimed she’s fit a...
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Horoscope Today, 3 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer 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, your creative may be high, you may attend some creative event. Your money which was stuck, may be recovered now. Jobseekers are advised to update their knowledge with latest one. Students are advised to input some more effort in there academics. Taurus: Today, you may feel dullness due to sleeplessness, you ma...
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CWG 2022: When Axl Rose and Arjit Singh lovers combined to give India TT Gold

In what is clearly an age-bending anomaly in Indian table tennis, Sharath Kamal likes blasting AC/DC and Guns ‘n Roses, and in rocker’s city Birmingham, has been feeding off Axl Rose. He also did other assorted age-bending things this week like beating Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna in the electric semifinals of the Men’s Team event. But he has tolerated some other forms of music, like Arijit Singh, that teammates G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai dig, and which he finds too heavy. “Too dard bharaa (pensive).” In a bond built over many Commonwealth Games, and being together through rough times and indifference to their wins, the Indian men’s Table Tennis team has built a gold-winning streak since 2018, playing a harmonious tune that keeps the juggernaut rolling. On Tuesday, it brought India another ...
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CWG 2022: Boxer Rohit Tokas advances to 67kg quarterfinals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Indian boxer Rohit Tokas (67kg) advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's welterweight category in the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Delhi boxer notched a 5-0 win over Alfred Kotey of Ghana. Playing with an open guard for the better part of the bout, Tokas spent the first round defending as Kotey donned the role of the aggressor. While Kotey landed more punches than Tokas, they were not clean and the Indian defended well to earn a 4-1 win. OFF TO A STRONG START!🚀🔝 🇮🇳 @rohit_tokas starts his #Birmingham22 crusade on winning note after packing 🇬🇭’s K.Al… https://t.co/Td0TFLbaV7— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) 1659465370000In the second round, Tokas, who is making his CWG debut, looked more confident and landed several right jabs and hooks on his opponent t...
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IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma retires hurt against West Indies

India captain retired hurt while batting against West Indies in the third T20I on Tuesday. The skipper appeared to have pulled a muscle near his waist as he left the field holding his back. Rohit started like a house on fire when he hit Alzarri Joseph for a four and a six but while trying to take a single, looked to have hurt himself. It couldn’t be ascertained whether it is more than a muscle pull or if he would be medically for the next two games scheduled in Florida on August 6 and 7. Earlier this year, chairman of national selectors Chetan Sharma was asked how skipper Rohit Sharma would be dealing with the excessive workload considering he has had to deal with fitness issues over the years. “Rohit Sharma is the No.1 cricketer in our country. He is playing in all three formats. It is...
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India vs West Indies: Skipper Rohit Sharma retires hurt with back muscle pull in third T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE (St Kitts & Nevis): India captain Rohit Sharma pulled a muscle near his waist while batting and was forced to retire hurt early during India's chase of 165 against the West Indies in the third T20 International on Tuesday. Rohit (11) had taken a six and a four off Alzarri Joseph and ran a single before he suddenly started feeling his waist area. Indian team physio Kamlesh came on to the field to attend Rohit. After a few minutes of consultation, Rohit walked off retired hurt, which seemed more like a precautionary measure. It couldn't be ascertained whether it is more than a muscle pull or the Indian skipper could be a doubtful starter for the next two games scheduled in Florida on August 6 and 7. As of now, it seems that four days of rest could well ensure that the India...
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With his mother’s good-luck charm by his side, weightlifter Thakur completes hat-trick of CWG podium finishes

Vikas Thakur kissed a sacred thread on his forehead just before he squatted for his second clean-and-jerk lift in the 96 kg weight class medal round on Tuesday. The thread was given to him by his mother, Asha, who feared Vikas’ well-being. Thakur, after all, had suffered multiple injuries during his career, especially in the last four years, and this, his mother believed, would act as a good-luck charm and ‘protect him from an evil eye’. On Tuesday, Thakur not just emerged unscathed and free from injury, but also completed a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games medals. The 28-year-old’s second clean-and-jerk lift of 191kg helped propel his overall total to 346 kg (155 snatch, 191 clean and jerk), which was enough to win a silver medal after Samoa’s Don Opeloge demolished the field by lifting...
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KKR’s dream gives us a hint to how they see cricket’s future

Balance needed between formats, franchise, and international cricket and also between enriching corporates and enriching the sport Balance needed between formats, franchise, and international cricket and also between enriching corporates and enriching the sport The cat is beginning to slip out of the bag. The chief executive of Kolkata Knight riders has been quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying that IPL franchises hope to contract players for 12 months of the year to play for their different teams. “If we were able to have X number of contracted players, and were able to use them all in different leagues, I think that would be nirvana. Hopefully, someday it will happen,” Venky Mysore told the newspaper.Meanwhile Ravi Shastri, player, coach and television pundit, in a podcast batted...
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Lawn bowls: Birmingham Games committee picks slapstick show ‘Come Bowl With Me’, a takedown of an idiosyncrasy

Just as India starts to get serious about lawn bowls, given a gold medal has fetched up rather suddenly, comes the wicked Commonwealth Games twist to the tale: A winking hoot of a street-drama-take on the sport that sees the English poke fun at their own outrageously indulged sport which squats in the CWG at the expense of other self-declared worthies. That the self-effacing, sometimes slapstick and generally goofy street show ‘Come Bowl With Me’ was chosen by the Birmingham Games committee to be part of the cultural programmes running alongside the sporting tapestry at the Games takes ‘everyone’s in on the joke’ to another level. Talking Birds, a drama company, was literally commissioned to gently troll their own sport at street corners to much merriment from the audience that stumbled...
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Asia Cup T20: India meet Pakistan on August 28, minimum two games assured between arch-rivals

Next year's Asia cup will be an ODI event. Next year's Asia cup will be an ODI event. India will start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 here on August 28, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah announced on Tuesday. The squad that India will choose for the Asia Cup will effectively be the core group that will compete in the T20 World Cup in Australia unless there are injury related pull-outs. BCCI secretary Shah, who also heads the continental body released the fixture of the tournament, which has been shifted out of Sri Lanka due to prevailing political and economic crisis in the island nation. "The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy commences on 27th August with the all-important final on 11th September. The 15th edition of...
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Burl, Jongwe star for Zimbabwe in first T20 series win over Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: A 79-run seventh-wicket partnership between Ryan Burl and Luke Jongwe proved crucial as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 10 runs on Tuesday to win a Twenty20 international series between the countries for the first time. After slumping to 67-6 off 13 overs in the third and final match, Burl and Jongwe smashed eight sixes and six fours between them off 31 balls to offer hope to the hosts. First T20I series win for 🇿🇼 over @BCBtigers 👏Match summary 👇 https://t.co/WPX9VGM4sR— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) 1659453842000Both Jongwe (54) and Burl (35) were dismissed during the penultimate over as they looked to hammer medium-pacer Hasan Mahmud over the ropes. Zimbabwe finished their 20 overs on 156-8 and, in a tense finish at Harare Sports Club, restricted Bangladesh to 146-8 for a 2-1 s...
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CWG 2022: Weightlifter Vikas Thakur strikes silver in men’s 96kg | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Indian heavyweight lifter Vikas Thakur added yet another Commonwealth Games medal to his kitty, winning a silver in the men's 96kg on Tuesday. The seasoned Thakur lifted a total of 346kg (155kg+191kg) to finish second and claim his third CWG medal across three editions. It was Thakur's second silver, having finished second in the 2014 Glasgow edition as well. In Gold Coast, he returned with a bronze. Samoa's Don Opeloge 381kg (171kg+210kg) bettered his 2018 silver by clinching gold with a record breaking performance. 1️⃣2️⃣th 🏅 FOR INDIA 🇮🇳 🥳@thakur671 wins his 3rd Consecutive medal 🥈🥉🥈 at #CommonwealthGames 🔥 🔥Vikas clinched… https://t.co/8CgHJdPS4l— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659453391000Fiji's Taniela Tuisuva Rainibogi walked away with the bronze with a total effort of 343kg...
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IND vs WI 3rd T20 Live Score Updates: India opt to field, Playing 11 named, Deepak Hooda returns

IND vs WI 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson West Indies Squad: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Devon Thomas, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Dominic Drakes India's Dinesh Karthik, left, celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin during their partnership against Wes Indies in the first T20 cricket match at Br...
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‘He’s not going to stop’: Ageless wonder Sharath wins his fifth CWG gold as India defend team title

Rajath Kamal Achanta is talking about the phase that ‘almost derailed’ his brother Sharath’s career. It was when the ace paddler suffered a hamstring injury in 2015, which forced him to take bed rest and put table tennis on the back burner. “It was his toughest test. He was in Germany at the time and had to take complete bed rest. For six months he couldn’t play. He was quite depressed,” Rajath, an analyst with the national team, tells The Indian Express from Birmingham. “He used to call us and cry on the phone. All we did as a family was remind him of the obstacles he has overcome in his life and that this is just a blip. And what a comeback he has made.” Indeed. On Tuesday, the 40-year-old stood on the top of the podium at the Commonwealth Games yet again, as India defended the team t...
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CWG 2022: India bag historic gold in women’s fours lawn bowls event | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: The India lawn bowls team bagged a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, a day after getting the country hooked to the rarely-followed game with their inspiring show. The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (slip) beat South Africa 17-10 in the women's fours final. It was India's maiden final appearance in the women's fours format of the competition. It is Indian contingent's fourth gold and first outside the weightlifting arena. Historic win in Birmingham! India is proud of Lovely Choubey, Pinki Singh, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey fo… https://t.co/4ffZWbmpGc— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659449187000Congratulations to Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki & Nayanmoni Saik...
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The noisy silence of the chess fans: Why are the Chennai fans thronging the Chess Olympiad venue despite endless restrictions?

The Dalai Lama once said that there are 34000 distinguishable emotions. Even he would be hard pressed to show a single emotion if he were at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai as a spectator. Because it’s not allowed. They can’t say a hello if a player veers closer to their enclosure, they can’t cheer for their favourite player or flash banners to garner their attention. Mobile phones and cameras have to be kept in the cloak room; they can’t munch popcorn or guzzle the cola, forget the bubbly concoctions; between the audience, they can’t debate or fight, no release of excitement after a piece capture following an elaborate manoeuvre, like after a rally at the Wimbledon Centre Court. Even the players don’t high-five or fist-punch. Nothing moves, everything is static. Watching chess from the g...