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CWG: Clock trouble proves costly as India lose to Australia in women’s hockey semi-final

It was heartbreak for the Indian women’s hockey team in the semi-finals at Birmingham as they lost by 3-0 against Australia in a penalty shootout after the match ended with both the team levelled at 1-1 in regulation time. However, Indian captain Savita Punia was denied a save off the first shot by Australian Rosie Malone as the umpire informed that the clock did not start with Indian striker Lalremsiami ready to take India’s first shot. Malone scored in a re-take to hand a 1-0 lead before Lalremsiami missed her shot. Kaitlin Nobbs then scored for Australia off the second shot before Jocelyn Bartram made a save off Neha Goel. Amy Lawton then scored the third goal for Australia and with India requiring to convert to have a chance, Navneet Kaur missed the chance to score off the third s...
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Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s schedule on August 6 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

Nikhat Zareen. (AP Photo)NEW DELHI: After gold medals rush on Friday, India will continue to rest their medal hopes on wrestlers while boxers will also be in action in their semifinal bouts on Saturday at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Here's India's complete schedule of Day 9 at the CWG 2022:Table Tennis2 PM: Sreeja Akula/Reeth Tennison vs Chloe Anna Thomas Wu Zhang/Lara Whitton (Wales) in Women's Doubles Round of 16 Manika Batra/Diya Parag Chitale vs Oumehani Hosenally/Nandeshwaree Jalim (Mauritius) in Women's Doubles Round of 16 Table Tennis2:40 PM: Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Quek Yong Izaac (Singapore) in Men's Singles Quarterfinal 2 Para Athletics2:50 PM: Women's F55-57 Shot Put Final (Poonam Sharma, Sharmila, Santosh) Athletics3 PM: Women's 10,000m Race Walk Final (Bhawna Jat, Priyank...
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Wayne Parnell bowls South Africa to comfortable T20 win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISTOL (England): South Africa seamer Wayne Parnell claimed career-best figures of 5-30 as they cruised to a 44-run victory over Ireland and completed a clean sweep of their two-match Twenty20 International series in Bristol on Friday. South Africa were sent in to bat and recovered from a slow start to post 182 for six in their innings, before restricting Ireland to 138 all out in 18.5 overs. Left-armer Parnell had Ireland on the back foot in the second over of their chase as he bagged two wickets before returning to remove top scorer Harry Tector (34 from 31 balls), ending any hopes Ireland had of victory. South Africa found scoring difficult in the early part of their innings but finished with a flourish to post a challenging total. They scored 128 runs from their final 10 overs as H...
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SC approves CoA’s timeline for AIFF elections, polls to be held on Aug 28

The elections to the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will be held on August 28 and the poll process will start on August 13 with the notification by the Returning Officer, according to the order of the Supreme Court which is hearing the matter. The top court has approved the time-line of the AIFF elections prepared by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) which is currently running the affairs of the national federation. According to the order of the Supreme, which heard the pending case on Wednesday, the Returning Officer will prepare the final list of voters comprising state associations and eminent players’ representatives forming the electoral college on the same day of poll notification. Nomination papers can be field from August 17 to 19 by the cand...
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Does ‘Bazball’ have the staying power to alter Test cricket’s groove?

The brand of fearless, attacking cricket championed by England Test coach Brendon McCullum has made the world sit up and take notice. Can it be sustained and will others follow suit? The brand of fearless, attacking cricket championed by England Test coach Brendon McCullum has made the world sit up and take notice. Can it be sustained and will others follow suit? “Is he for real?”That, said Matt Prior, was how his teammates reacted when new coach Andy Flower told them that he wanted them to become the first England Test side to be ranked World No. 1, within two years. It was not long after Ian Botham had advised England’s think-tank to head to the Kingston harbour and sink into the deepest channel. The team had been shot out for 51 by the West Indies during the course of a series defe...
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Horoscope Today, 6 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: You are bless by moon Today, you may expect to hear some good news in terms of profession. Domestic life may likely to be in full swings of joy. You are advised to avoid making arguments on worthless topics. Over excitement may test your patience. You can take important decisions in making investments in real estate....
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Canada’s Amarveer Dhesi makes former India national champion father proud with Commonwealth Games wrestling medal

At Balbir Dhesi’s home in Surrey, Canada, a silver mace won in dangals [wrestling bouts] in India by the former Indian Greco Roman champion adorns the living room, along with seven-eight maces won by his sons Amarveer Dhesi and Paramveer Dhesi in local Indian community competitions, apart from Amarveer’s international medals. The Dhesi brothers grew up listening to their father’s feats in the Freestyle and Greco Roman circuit in India, as well as the Canadian local wrestling circuit in the 1980s. As 26-year-old Amarveer won the gold medal in the men’s 125 kg category after a win by fall (9-2) against Pakistan’s Zaman Anwar, the senior Dhesi and his wife Gurbax Kaur, along with their daughter Gulshan Kaur, were cheering for Canada’s latest medalist in the Commonwealth Games. “Sade ghar d...
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Skipper Santner leads New Zealand to T20 sweep against Dutch | Cricket News – Times of India

VOORBURG (Netherlands): New Zealand's Mitchell Santner played a captain's innings with a career-best Twenty20 score of 77 not out to steer the Black Caps to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the Netherlands on Friday. The win in the final match of New Zealand's European tour allowed Santner's men to claim a clean sweep over Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands before heading to the West Indies for the first T20 match in Jamaica, scheduled for next Wednesday. Santner was devastating with the bat against a spirited Dutch bowling attack, which saw him smash four sixes and nine fours across the scenic Voorburg Cricket Club grounds outside The Hague. Daryl Mitchell (51 not out) and Santner put on a partnership of 123 runs with the skipper sealing victory in the 14th over with a bounda...
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CWG 2022: India beat England to enter final of men’s fours in Lawn Bowls | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India are assured of a second medal from lawn bowl competition after the men's fours team made its way into the final of the Commonwealth Games on Friday. After the 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 to hand India a historic gold on Tuesday, it was the turn of men's team to follow their women counterparts. The men's quartet of Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip) defeated hosts England by a close 13-12 margin in the semifinal to assure India of at least a silver medal. Earlier in the day, the women's pair of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikai were knocked out of the Games after they went down in t...
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GM Aronian’s influence endears in chess-obsessed Armenia though he now plays for USA

The grandmaster of shock moves, Levon Aronian, pulled off just one shock move on Friday. He did not turn up at all for the game between his adopted country and the nation of his birth. He was neither amidst his new friends nor with those he had grown up, travelled and roomed for two decades. But even in his absence, his shadow sprawled over the game as a simmering undercurrent—for he is such an eminent personality in chess. Not only that the tie could potentially decide the Olympiad as Armenia and the US were placed first and second on the table, but also that Armenians wanted to prove that there is life to them beyond Aronian and that even without him, they could mount a serious challenge. Perhaps the US wanted to demonstrate that they are a force even without Aronian. It was a game fo...
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Triple delight for paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal in Commonwealth Games 2022 | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal put up a sensational show to progress to the semifinals of all his three events in the table tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The record nine-time national champion, who has as many as 10 CWG medals to his name, entered the men's singles semifinals after beating Nigeria's Olajide Omotayo 4-2 in a thrilling contest. Sharath, 40, also reached the semifinals of mixed and men's doubles competition along with his respective partners. He first paired up with young Sreeja Akula to stun two-time silver medallists Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho of England 3-2 (11-7 8-11 11-8 11-13 11-9) in mixed doubles quarters and then combined with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to beat another English pair of Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker 3-0 (11-...
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MI owner asked to respond to ‘conflict of interest’ allegation

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new Ethics Officer, retired Supreme Court judge Justice Vineet Saran, has asked for a written response from Mumbai Indians owner and Reliance Industries Limited director Nita Ambani over an alleged ‘conflict of interest’ complaint against her. Justice Saran, in the communication assessed by The Indian Express, has set September 2 as the deadline for the response that “should be supported by a duly executed affidavit”. The complainant, former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association member Sanjeev Gupta, in his communication to Justice Saran last month, wrote that Ambani is “hit by an instance of Conflict of Interest”, according to BCCI rules, since “she is owner of BCCI IPL Franchisee of Mumbai Indians Team & also RIL-Owned / Subsidiary ...
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Bajrang Punia defends title, Sakshi Malik reverses losing trend to earn maiden CWG gold as six wrestlers win medals on Friday | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Bajrang Punia was a class apart while defending his title before Sakshi Malik produced a sensational gold medal winning effort as Indian wrestlers grabbed six medals, including three gold at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. Deepak Punia (86kg) also contributed in swelling India's medal tally by winning the men's freestyle gold but birthday girl Anshu Malik (57kg) had to be content with a silver medal in her maiden CWG appearance. HATTRICK FOR BAJRANG AT CWG 🔥🔥🔥Tokyo Olympics 🥉medalist, 3 time World C'ships medalist @BajrangPunia is on winnin… https://t.co/iEXKI7KBCl— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659718277000Divya Kakran clinched a bronze in 68kg, winning the medal play-off in just 26 seconds against Tonga's Tiger Lily. Courtesy three golds, India moved to fifth position in the m...
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Praggnanandhaa, Gukesh, Nihal Sarin hand Cuba a schooling in aggressive chess at Olympiad

His shock of wavy hair bouncing in the pace of his quick strides, Nihal Sarin swaggered into the hall. He had drawn the last two games and had looked the weakest of the quintet in this tournament, but his icy face smacked of purpose. A few steps behind, R Praggnanandhaa waltzed in; a ruthless grin had displaced his usual beatific smile. D Gukesh breezed into his seat with the coldness of a sniper taking his vantage point, while B Adhiban wore the vengeful grimace of a wounded boxer. The India B had stuttered for the first time in this tournament, losing to Armenia on Wednesday. Now, they had to ensure they didn’t free-fall, and also drag themselves back onto their feet soon enough to reclaim their gold-ward march. They came bounding out to face Cuba. They betrayed no hangovers of the ...
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Raza, Kaia slam centuries as Zimbabwe stun Bangladesh

The home team lost openers Regis Chakabva and Tarisai Musakanda with just six runs on the scoreboard The home team lost openers Regis Chakabva and Tarisai Musakanda with just six runs on the scoreboard Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia struck centuries as Zimbabwe recovered from a disastrous start to stun Bangladesh by five wickets on Friday in the first match of a three one-day international series.The home team lost openers Regis Chakabva and Tarisai Musakanda with just six runs on the scoreboard as they chased a formidable Bangladesh total of 303-2 that included four half centuries. A third Zimbabwe wicket fell after they lifted the score to 62 and then Raza and Kaia came together to put on 192 runs for the fourth wicket and set up a brilliant victory as Zimbabwe reached 307-5 with ...
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At 75, Scotland’s George Miller becomes oldest medallist in CWG history | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: George Miller, 75 years and eights months old, on Friday became the oldest player to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when he bagged the mixed pairs gold in lawn bowls for Scotland. The team, lead Melanie Innes, her director Miller and skip director Sarah Jane, scripted Scotland's 16-9 victory over Wales to win gold in the para mixed pairs B2/B3 at Victoria Park here. "I think Rosemary is quite pleased," said Miller, while replacing teammate Rosemary Lenton as the oldest gold medal winner in Commonwealth Games history: On his message to older people who might want to get involved in the sport: "Bowls is quite easy for older people but any sport, walking, football, rugby, you name it, get out there, exercise, play games. Competing is brilliant whatever age you are," he s...
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New Zealand beats the Netherlands by 16 runs in 1st T20

New Zealand has bowled out the Netherlands for 132 and won their Twenty20 by 16 runs at The Hague New Zealand has bowled out the Netherlands for 132 and won their Twenty20 by 16 runs at The Hague New Zealand bowled out the Netherlands for 132 and won their Twenty20 by 16 runs on Thursday.After New Zealand medium-pacer Blair Tickner took three wickets in the first four overs, the chasing Dutch felt the pressure to hit out and lost wickets regularly.They were 73-6 in the 14th over and 93-7 after 16 and running out of big hitters.Bas de Leede, who came to the crease after seven balls of the innings, was the last man out in the last over for a match-high 66 off 53 balls, including five boundaries and two sixes.De Leede also took two catches and bowled two relatively cheap overs.But not a...
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We are an evolving team, says Indian women’s coach Powar

India defeated Barbados by 100 runs to qualify for the semifinals of the Birmingham Games India defeated Barbados by 100 runs to qualify for the semifinals of the Birmingham Games "We are an evolving team," said Indian women's cricket side's head coach Ramesh Powar, hinting that different combinations could be seen in the coming matches at the Commonwealth Games. India defeated Barbados by 100 runs to qualify for the semifinals of the Birmingham Games. Jemimah Rodrigues, who was promoted to number three, played a vital 56-run knock. "We are an evolving team and processes and plans will change. We are trying to get the best out of them," Powar said on the eve of India's semifinal against England. "We felt Jemi is ready for this as she has been playing in England for a while. We though...
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Raza, Kaia slam centuries as Zimbabwe stun Bangladesh in first ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia struck centuries as Zimbabwe recovered from a disastrous start to stun Bangladesh by five wickets on Friday in the first match of a three one-day internationals series. The home team lost openers Regis Chakabva and Tarisai Musakanda with just six runs on the scoreboard as they chased a formidable Bangladesh total of 303-2 that included four half centuries. A third Zimbabwe wicket fell after they lifted the score to 62 and then Raza and Kaia came together to put on 192 runs for the fourth wicket and set up a brilliant victory as Zimbabwe reached 307-5 with 10 balls to spare. Raza was unbeaten on 135, including six sixes and eight fours, while Kaia struck two sixes and 11 fours in his 110 before being caught by Shoriful Islam at short fine leg. !(fu...
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BCCI ethics officer asks Nita Ambani to respond to conflict of interest allegations | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BCCI ethics officer Vineet Saran on Friday asked Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani to file a written response by September 2 to conflict of interest allegations levelled against her. Former Supreme Court judge Saran, who replaced D K Jain as BCCI ethics and ombudsman, served a notice to Ambani after receiving a complaint from former MPCA member Sanjeev Gupta. Gupta alleged that Mumbai Indians owner has conflict of interest as she is also a director at the Reliance Industries, which also recently bought IPL digital rights for Rs 23,758 crore through subsidiary Viacom 18. "It is submitted that the RIL website states that Viacom 18 is a subsidiary company of RIL," Gupta wrote in his complaint. Saran wrote in his order: "You are hereby informed that a complaint has been received b...