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Horoscope Today, 26 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius 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 your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today you are blessed by moon, you may hear good news from your sibling. You may spend your time with family and friends. With the help of creativity, you may plan to renovate your house or office. You may start new partnerships with the family member, which will be beneficial in near future. Your subordinates at offi...
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Real’s Benzema named UEFA player of year, Ancelotti wins coach’s award

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was named UEFA Player of the Year and Carlo Ancelotti took the coaching honours after they led the club to a record-extending 14th Champions League title last season. Benzema was in red-hot form, scoring 15 times in the competition and lifting the trophy for a fifth time in his career after the Spanish side beat Liverpool in the final. Ancelotti became the first coach to win Europe’s most prestigious club trophy four times. He first won the title with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 before claiming it with Real in 2014.When asked how he had become the most successful coach in the competition, Ancelotti said: “The passion I have for the sport and the quality of the players. “Last season there was a fantastic connection between the veterans and young ones, ther...
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Watch: Virat Kohli’s heartwarming gesture after fan from Lahore breached security to click selfie

All eyes are on Virat Kohli ahead of India’s Asia Cup opener as the former India skipper’s heartwarming gesture with a Pakistan fan has gone viral on Thursday. Just after finishing his training, the 33-year-old was going inside the team bus but then a fan approached Kohli to click a picture. But it was not as easy as he was stopped by the security personnel deployed on the ground. After seeing this, Virat Kohli immediately came to him and clicked a selfie. The video was posted on social media by a local Pakistani Youtube channel where Kohli was spotted with some other fans as well. The fan talked to PakTV and said, “I am a huge fan of Virat Kohli and I have come from all the way from Pakistan just to get a picture clicked with him. He is an amazing person besides being a great crickete...
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Serena Williams’ 1st opponent at US Open is Danka Kovinic

Serena Williams’ first opponent at what is expected to be the last tournament of her career, the U.S. Open, will be Danka Kovinic. Win that, and Williams could face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the second round. The brackets for the women’s and men’s singles events were released Thursday by the U.S. Tennis Association. Play begins Monday; first-round matches will be held that day and Tuesday. There was no immediate word on when Williams will compete. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who turns 41 on Sept. 26, announced this month she was preparing to step away from her playing career. She did not explicitly say when she planned to stop but made it sound as if the U.S. Open would mark her farewell. Williams has won the hard-court tournament in Flushing Meadows six times. She ...
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Anderson, Broad star as England bowls out South Africa for 151

James Anderson became the first-ever player in Test history to make 100 appearances at home when he took the field for the second Test between England and South Africa at Old Trafford James Anderson became the first-ever player in Test history to make 100 appearances at home when he took the field for the second Test between England and South Africa at Old Trafford James Anderson and Stuart Broad, England's experienced fast bowlers, took three wickets each to help dismiss South Africa for 151 after tea on Day 1 of the second Test at Old Trafford on Thursday.It could have been a lot worse for the Proteas, who slumped to 92-7 after choosing to bat before pushing to a more respectable total thanks to Kagiso Rabada's 36. Rabada was the last man out, with the innings only lasting 53.2 over...
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Punjab Kings decide to not renew head coach Kumble’s contract

India spin legend Anil Kumble’s stint as head coach at Punjab Kings has ended after the IPL franchise decided against renewing his contract. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the decision to part ways with Kumble was taken by a board comprising multiple owners, including Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul and the team’s chief executive officer Satish Menon. The franchise is looking for a new coach, and an announcement is expected soon.Former India captain Kumble was appointed as Punjab Kings head coach ahead of the 2020 IPL season. The franchise finished in the lower half of the points table since then. The Punjab Kings have made it to the IPL playoffs only twice, with just a single final appearance in 2014 in which they lost to Kol...
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Durand Cup: Rajasthan United hold East Bengal to goal-less draw

Heavyweights East Bengal were held to a goal-less draw by Rajasthan United in a fast-paced Durand Cup match at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan (KBK) . 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞!@RajasthanUnited's brilliant show continues as they hold another Kolkata Giant Emami East Bengal to a goal-less affair. Thanks for joining us! #EEB 0-0 #RUFC#EEBRUFC ⚔️#KBK 🏟️#DurandCup 🏆#IndianOilDurandCup 🏆#DurandCup2022 🏆#IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/SfWTVASShP — Durand Cup (@thedurandcup) August 25, 2022 East Bengal had more chances in the Group B game and also more possession, but the Rajasthan side missed a penalty in the second half. Rajasthan United and Mumbai City FC are currently the top two teams in the group. EB coach Stephen Constantine made four changes to their starting line-up, bringing in Alex Lima, Tuhin Das...
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Bayern to play Barcelona in Champions League, Liverpool face Ajax | Football News – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Bayern Munich were placed in the same section as Robert Lewandowski's Barcelona in Thursday's draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage in Istanbul, while Erling Haaland will face his former club as Manchester City were paired with Borussia Dortmund. Bayern and Barcelona will also come up against Inter Milan in Group C, which is completed by the Czech champions Viktoria Plzen. Bayern beat Barcelona 8-2 in a one-off quarter-final in Lisbon in 2020, while the Catalans also lost 3-0 twice to the Germans last season as they were eliminated in the group stage. Bring it on! 👊#UCL || #UCLdraw https://t.co/z9IBs4zdUA— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 1661447031000Lewandowski, 34, signed for Barcelona during the close season for a fee that could reach 50 million euros ($49...
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Punjab Kings decide not to renew head coach Anil Kumble’s contract: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India spin legend Anil Kumble's stint as head coach at Punjab Kings has ended after the IPL franchise decided against renewing his contract. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the decision to part ways with Kumble was taken by a board comprising multiple owners, including Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul and the team's chief executive officer Satish Menon. The franchise is looking for a new coach, and an announcement is expected soon. Former India captain Kumble was appointed as Punjab Kings head coach ahead of the 2020 IPL season. The franchise finished in the lower half of the points table since then. The Punjab Kings have made it to the IPL playoffs only twice, with just a single final appearance in 2014 in which they...
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Duleep Trophy: Mandeep Singh appointed North Zone captain, Manoj Tiwary to lead East

Punjab’s hard-hitting top-order batter Mandeep Singh was on Thursday appointed captain of the North Zone squad for the upcoming Duleep Trophy. The tournament is scheduled to be played in Tamil Nadu from September 8-25. Experienced Delhi batter Dhruv Shorey will be Mandeep’s deputy in the premier zonal event. Bengal’s seasoned run-machine Manoj Tiwary will lead the East Zone team, and he will be assisted by Jharkhand’s Virat Singh. Meanwhile, veteran India pacer Ishant Sharma has made himself available for the Ranji Trophy. Among others, the North Zone side also comprises India pacer Navdeep Saini, Punjab seamer Siddharth Kaul and India U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull of Delhi. North Zone squad: Yash Dhull (Delhi), Dhruv Shorey (vice-captain, Delhi), Manan Vohra (Uttarakhand),...
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Nadal’s return a boost for depleted US Open men’s draw | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal's timely recovery from injury to return to the US Open for the first time since winning the 2019 title is a big boost to the men's draw which has been depleted by the absence of Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. Nadal returned to the tour only last week at the Cincinnati Open, having not played a competitive match since pulling out of his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal injury in early July. The 36-year-old's comeback was marked by a defeat to Borna Coric at the Masters 1000 event but more importantly for the Spaniard he did not seem hampered by the injury. Flushing Meadows has been a happy hunting ground for the left-hander, who won the hardcourt major four times before he skipped the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic and missed ...
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Usman Qadir: The boon and the curse of being Abdul Qadir’s son

With a kufi cap on his head, the salwar kameez fluttering in the wind, the young boy, a haafiz-Quran (one who could recite the Quran), would return from madrassa with a cricket ball. That’s the first memory for Suleiman of his younger brother Usman bowling serious leg breaks. Their papa Abdul Qadir would eagerly await their arrival. It was the late 90’s, early 2000’s. The papa of leg spin, Bau to Pakistani fans, wizard to the rest of the world, and perhaps best captured once by Michael Holding with a silent shrug of head to signify the mystery and respect his West Indies team had for the “true legend”, would get down to teach his youngest son the art of leg spin. “Even his action was worked on by papa,” Sulieman says, describing how Qadir would stretch the limbs of the son, whir it into...
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Lausanne Diamond League: Another piece of history awaits Neeraj Chopra | More sports News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: A fit-again Neeraj Chopra can create another piece of history when he takes part in the Diamond League Meeting on Friday. The 24-year-old Olympic champion javelin thrower has recovered from the "minor" groin strain injury he had suffered while winning a historic silver medal during the World Championships in Eugene, USA, last month. A top-three finish here will ensure Chopra a berth in the Diamond League Finals in Zurich on September 7 and 8 as he is at fourth spot in the standings with seven points. He had finished second in the Stockholm leg -- his first-ever podium -- on June 30. The top six in the standings will make the Zurich Finals. The Lausanne event is the last leg which has men's javelin throw competition. Whether Chopra continues his strong form this season, after t...
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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic out of US Open; can’t travel to States

Novak Djokovic will not play in the U.S. Open, as expected, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus is not allowed to travel to the United States. Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament on Twitter on Thursday, hours before the draw for the event was revealed. “Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,” Djokovic wrote, wishing luck to his fellow players, and said he would “keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again.” Play is scheduled to begin at Flushing Meadows on Monday. Djokovic is a 35-year-old from Serbia who owns 21 major championships, one behind Rafael Nadal for the men’s record. Three of Djokovic’s Slam trophies came at the U.S. Open, in 2011, 2015 and 2018. Sad...
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“I did use unacceptable – at times, racist language”, Gary Ballance apologises to Azeem Rafiq

Yorkshire cricketer Gary Ballance has apologised to Azeem Rafiq for use of racist language against his former teammate. “I have wanted to meet Azeem in person for quite some time, but I had to make sure I was in a good place when I did so,” Ballance said. “Azeem has been through similar mental health challenges and understands why this has taken me a little time.” "I would like to thank Gary. He has done cricket and the fight against racism a great service with these words. I would also like to thank those who have been in contact with me privately to apologise for what they witnessed” 👍 https://t.co/DqbF45cr2s — Azeem Rafiq (@AzeemRafiq30) August 25, 2022 “I apologise unreservedly to Azeem for the words I used when we played together. I did use unacceptable – at times, racist – langu...
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Rafiq welcomes Ballance apology for ‘unacceptable, racist’ language | Cricket News – Times of India

Azeem Rafiq. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)Azeem Rafiq said former teammate Gary Ballance has done cricket and the fight against racism a "great service" by apologising in person to him for using racist language while the pair played for Yorkshire. Ballance, who played 23 Tests for England and had previously apologised to Rafiq in November, added in a statement published in The Cricketer that he had used "unacceptable -- at times, racist -- language" in his presence. "If I had realised how much this hurt Azeem, I would have stopped immediately," Ballance said. "That's why I wanted to meet him this week and be clear in person that I intended no malice. "That's not an excuse, I realise the language I used was wrong. I have accepted, from the outset, the words I used were wrong and ...
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Novak Djokovic says he is unable to travel to New York for US Open | Tennis News – Times of India

Former world number one Novak Djokovic said on Thursday that he will not be able to travel to New York to compete at the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year that begins next week, having refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Current rules require travellers to show proof of full vaccination to board flights to and enter the United States. "Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open," Djokovic wrote on Twitter. "Good luck to my fellow players! I'll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again." Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open. Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and s… https://t.co/OUlcMzH17p— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) 1661437187000The Serbian previously said he was prepared ...
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Sitanshu Kotak to be in charge of India A for NZ series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Domestic batting stalwart Sitanshu Kotak will be in charge of the India A team in the upcoming series against New Zealand A starting September 1. Former India leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule will join Kotak in the coaching staff for the three Test matches in Bengaluru and Hubbali, and three one dayers in Chennai. Normally the NCA chief heads the A teams, but with VVS Laxman named interim head coach of the senior team after Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19, Kotak was given the job. The BCCI now has a pool of coaches employed under the aegis of NCA and they are rotated across assignments of A, Emerging (U20) and U19 teams. At times, they are also sent on overlapping senior team assignments, like Kotak was in Ireland and Hrishikesh Kanitkar was in Zimbabwe. Kanitkar is like...
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Pakistan at Asia Cup 2022: ‘Cristianal Messi’ and a dark horse who hits 150 sixes per day

Pakistan, eyeing a third title, begin their Asia Cup campaign on August 28, in a blockbuster encounter against arch-rivals India. The men in green have lifted the Asia Cup title twice — in 2000 ( when they beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs ) and 2012 ( when they beat Bangladesh by two runs) in the finale. However, in the previous edition, they had an outing to forget after being eliminated in the second round.But this time around things are quite different for the Babar Azam-led side. Pakistan has named its squad for the multi-nation event and it does seem like a well-rounded side with a good mix of match-winning players. Added to that they have a wealth of experience playing in the UAE and have won 17 out of the 28 T20Is played there. However, they do have a few weak links as well but first, l...
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Matthäus returns Maradona jersey from 1986 World Cup final | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: The jersey Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup final was back in Argentine hands on Thursday thanks to German great Lothar Matthäus. Matthäus, who swapped jerseys with Maradona at halftime of the final won by Argentina in México, returned the historic apparel at a ceremony at the Argentina Embassy in Madrid. The shirt will be displayed at a new soccer museum in the Spanish capital. "It was always a great honor to play against him," Matthäus said of the late Maradona, through a translator. "As a player and a person, he was always someone very important to me. He will always be in our hearts." Matthäus said he also exchanged jerseys with Maradona after the 1990 World Cup final won by the Germans in Italy. He said that shirt was in a museum in Germany. The jersey Maradona wor...