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Horoscope Today, 31 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 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 positive moon. You may feel healthy, chronic health issues may be cured now. Kids health may be ok now. The money, which was stuck somewhere, may likely to be recovered now. You may also repay your debt. Taurus: Today, you are blessed by Moon. Which may give you peace of mind. You may become ...
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Mujeeb-ur-Rahman carrom-flicks Bangladesh into misery with a three-fer

Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is classified as an off-spinner. He corrects the assumption in self-introductions. “Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, mystery spinner from Khost, Afghanistan,” was how he described in an intro video for his previous Big Bash League team. In another interview, with the Sunrisers Hyderabad channel, he wonders why he is categorised as an off-spinner and asserts himself: “Call me a carrom-ball spinner.” It’s an apt description, for he primarily bowls carrom ball and purchases most of his wickets with this finger-flicker. There is no more a compulsive carrom-ball practitioner than Mujeeb either; there are few better executors of the ball either. Most bowlers employ it as a variation, or a change-up or a novelty ball. But Mujeeb uses this all the time—not because that’s the only ball he bo...
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Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat named in Indian wrestling squad for World Championships | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat were among a host of star Indian wrestlers named for the World Senior Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from September 10-18. The Indian team was picked after selection trials at SAI Training Centres in Lucknow and Sonepat on Monday and Tuesday. Tokyo Olympian Vinesh, who completed a hat-trick of gold medals at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games earlier this month, will lead the women's team while the men's freestyle squad will have Olympic medallists Bajrang and Ravi Dahiya, and 2019 World Championships silver winner Deepak Punia. Bajrang (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg), who won gold medals at the Birmingham CWG, were granted exemptions from the trials. The Indian Squad:Women:50kg: Retrial to be held; 53kg: Vinesh ...
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Hyderabad FC qualify for Durand Cup quarterfinals, FC Goa bow out | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA/IMPHAL: Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Hyderabad FC qualified for the quarter-finals of the Durand Cup football tournament, blowing away Neroca FC 3-0 at the Orange Brigade's home turf in Imphal on Tuesday. In what was another highly impressive and professional display by the side from Hyderabad in Group C, the Manolo Marquez managed team now has three wins from three games. Their top striker Bartholomew Ogbeche (17th and 82nd minute) scored his second brace of the tournament at the Khuman Lampak Stadium to climb on top of the scorer's chart with four goals now against his name. Australian Joel Chianese gave Hyderabad the lead in the third minute. FULL TIME!@HydFCOfficial advance to the quater finals after a phenomenal performance against @NerocaFC FT #NFC… https:/...
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Rahul, Rohit, Virat hope to get in the groove against Hong Kong

As KL Rahul strode into the practice nets at the ICC Academy — the evening sun slanting into his silhouette — an Indian support staff barked out caution to a couple of robust guards standing on either side of the sight-screen to move away. “Watch out for the ball, he will hit in your direction.” They studiously moved away and hid behind the sight-screen, but would occasionally emerge from their hiding to get a glimpse of his batting. All their eyes met were wary leaves. The net bowler — most of India’s frontline bowlers had chosen to abstain from the optional practice session, as did Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli — would just bang the ball short outside the off-stump. A slightly frustrated Rahul would then walk up to him and instruct him to bowl straighter and probe the in-between length...
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Iga Swiatek eases into US Open second round | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW YORK: World number one Iga Swiatek breezed into the second of the US Open on Tuesday with a straight sets victory over Italy's Jasmine Paolini. The Polish top seed, who has never gone past the fourth round in New York, wrapped up a 6-3, 6-0 in 1hr 7min on the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Swiatek, the reigning French Open champion, will face either Belgium's Greet Minnen or 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the second round. Swiatek took control of Tuesday's contest early in the first set, grabbing service breaks in the third and fifth games to race into a 4-1 lead. Although Paolini rallied to break back to 4-2, the Italian was broken again as Swiatek opened up a 5-2 lead. Swiatek suffered another break as she served for the set, but broke back immediately to clinch the opener 6-3...
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FC Goa hold Bengaluru FC to 2-2 draw in Durand Cup

FC Goa bowed out of the Durand Cup football tournament on a high after their young side held a Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC to an entertaining 2-2 draw in a Group A match here on Tuesday. The defending champions Goan side came from behind in the second half to share the spoils with Phrangki Buam (53rd minute) and Lesly Rebello (64th) scoring to cancel out first half goals from Sunil Chhetri (24th) and N Siva Sakthi (26th). The Blues dominated the game from the start and had the majority of the possession in the first half. They did not give the Gaurs any chance to settle down in the game. Moments from the Second Half! 🖼️#BFCFCG ⚔️#VYBK 🏟️#DurandCup 🏆#IndianOilDurandCup 🏆#DurandCup2022 🏆#131stIndianOilDurandCup 🏆#IndianFootballForwardTogether 🤝#IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/JZe9SvB...
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I was mentally ready to bat at number four: Jadeja

His promotion to number four in the batting order was a masterstroke from the team management and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who made a crucial 29-ball 35 in India’s tense win over arch-rivals Pakistan, on Tuesday said he was “mentally ready” for the challenge. Against Pakistan, Jadeja came out to bat after opener KL Rahul and captain Rohit Sharma got out for nought and 12 respectively. He shared 52 runs with Hardik Pandya (33 not out) for the fifth wicket before the latter took India past the target of 149. “Of course (I knew it coming)… I knew such a situation would come after seeing their playing XI. I was mentally ready. Luckily, I scored those crucial runs for the team,” Jadeja said of India’s famous five-wicket win against Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener on Sunday. “I was the on...
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Asia Cup 2022: I was mentally ready to bat at number four, says Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: His promotion to number four in the batting order was a masterstroke from the team management and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who made a crucial 29-ball 35 in India's tense win over arch-rivals Pakistan, on Tuesday said he was "mentally ready" for the challenge. Against Pakistan, Jadeja came out to bat after opener KL Rahul and captain Rohit Sharma got out for nought and 12 respectively. He shared 52 runs with Hardik Pandya (33 not out) for the fifth wicket before the latter took India past the target of 149. "Of course (I knew it was coming)... I knew such a situation would come after seeing their playing XI. I was mentally ready. Luckily, I scored those crucial runs for the team," Jadeja said of India's famous five-wicket win against Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener on Sunday. ...
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Brazil star Neymar looks back to his best ahead of World Cup

You had to blink and look again but, yes, it was him, sprinting down the left touchline deep into stoppage time desperately trying to keep the ball in play last weekend during the 1-1 home draw with Monaco at Parc des Princes. Neymar, the self-indulgent prince of PSG for so many years, was working as hard as anyone on the field. Yes, you read that last part correctly. In what is great news for Brazil ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, a slim, athletic Neymar looks fitter and sharper than he has for several years after being dogged by fitness worries, questions over his lifestyle choices, and dragged down by persistent foot injuries. Since joining PSG for a world record 222 million euros (then $263 million) in 2017, Neymar has appeared in only 92 league games from a possible 190 — a remark...
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AIFF polls: As expected, straight fight for 3 top posts, Bhaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey for president | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The legendary Bhaichung Bhutia is up against former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey in the September 2 polls of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as the three top posts will see straight fights between two candidates. Former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Chaubey, a BJP leader from Bengal, is believed to be the front-runner with backing from politically important state associations like Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh. After the deadline of withdrawal of candidature ended at 1pm on Tuesday, returning officer Umesh Sinha released the final list of contestants for each post for the polls. The electoral college of 34 representatives from the state associations have already been issued by the returning officer. Elections were to be held for the posts of one president, one ...
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Sharath Kamal opts out of World Championships, Sathiyan to lead squad

India’s triple gold medallist at the recent Commonwealth Games, Sharath Kamal, has opted out of next month’s World Table Tennis Championships in China, citing personal reasons. The event will be played in Chengdu from September 30 to October 9.The 40-year-old Sharath had won the men’s singles, mixed doubles and team title in the Birmingham Games. G Sathiyan, the top-ranked Indian in the world at No. 37, will spearhead the country’s challenge in the men’s section while world No. 44 Manika Batra will lead the women’s team. Manika will be aiming for an improved performance after an underwhelming campaign at the CWG. “National men and women coaches S. Raman and Anindita Chakraborty, Chris Adrian Pfeiffer (personal coach of Manika) and masseur Harmeet Kaur will be the other members of the co...
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Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski, and the ripple effect in Europe’s football transfer market

August 31 is Deadline Day in the summer window of Europe’s football transfer market. The long-drawn-out transfer storylines reach their much-awaited conclusions as clubs scramble to assemble their squads for the season. This year, the role of the main protagonist has been willingly taken up by FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana’s financial downfall has been well documented, but the narrative around the Nou Camp has shifted dramatically this year. Huge questions prevail over how the club has been able to make high-profile additions to their squad like Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen, or how they paid a reported fee that could rise to €67 million for the transfer of Brazilian winger Raphinha from Leeds United. They also signed defender Jules Kounde for €60 million. But the biggest of the ...
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Disney Star signs licensing agreement with Zee for ICC TV rights

The deal will enable Zee to broadcast ICC men's events, including the 2024 and 2026 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2025 Champions Trophy and the ODI World Cup in 2027 The deal will enable Zee to broadcast ICC men's events, including the 2024 and 2026 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2025 Champions Trophy and the ODI World Cup in 2027 Disney Star on Tuesday signed a licensing agreement with Zee, allowing the latter to broadcast all ICC men's and U-19 events for the 2024-2027 cycle.The digital rights for ICC events remain with Disney Star. The current ICC rights holders had made the winning bid of around $3 billion to secure the rights for Indian market last week.The deal will enable Zee to broadcast ICC men's events, including the 2024 and 2026 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2025 Champions Trophy and the...
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What Jhulan brings to the game, nobody else can: Harmanpreet

Jhulan Goswami’s long, illustrious international career is set to end late next month. On the eve of the Indian women’s tour of England, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur paid a glowing tribute to the seamer with 352 international wickets. “Nobody could beat Jhulan’s attitude to the game,” the captain said on Tuesday. “When I joined the Indian team, she was leading the side and I have learned a lot from her.”Harman said nobody could fill Jhulan’s place. “Even today she does the kind of hard work she did in her younger days,” she said. “She bowls two to three hours during training sessions and you hardly see any other bowler doing it now. Even while batting at nets (she does it with the same intensity). What she brings to the game, nobody else can.” Role model Harmanpreet believes Jhulan has bee...
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Man City’s Guardiola backs Alvarez to shine when Haaland is rested | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez can expect to lead the line for the Premier League champions when first-choice striker Erling Haaland is rested in a busy run of games, manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday. City, who take on Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, will play six matches in all competitions in 18 days and Guardiola said he was confident in the abilities of Argentine Alvarez, who joined them from River Plate in the close season. "When Erling doesn't play, we will play Julian, almost sure. We're really impressed with him, his pace, his sense of goal and his work ethic," Guardiola told reporters. "I knew him a little bit, off television, clips, games in River Plate. I was surprised at how good he is. He's so humble, always positive. Every training session he gives everything....
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Anirban Lahiri becomes first Indian to sign up with rebel Liv Golf Tour | Golf News – Times of India

BOSTON: Anirban Lahiri has become the first Indian to join the LIV Golf Tour and is set to make his debut on the rebel tour with the event in Boston this week. Lahiri could not be contacted on his big switch to Liv from PGA Tour but is said to be in the field of 48 players to be announced late on Tuesday evening here. Lahiri becomes the first Indian and the first Asian to sign up with Liv Golf. Viraj Madappa played in the opening event after qualifying through an International Series event in Asia. The latest list of joinees on Liv Tour include The Open champion Cameron Smith of Australia, Chile's Joaquin Niemann and Americans Harold Varner and Cameron Tringale. The financial details of Lahiri's Liv contract are not known yet. However, the figure being floated around in Smith's case is ...
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Power-hitters KP, Hemalatha can fill “gaps team was lacking” in slog overs: Harmanpreet

Uncapped power-hitters Kiran Prabhu Navgire and Dayalan Hemalatha, who are in the Indian squad for the upcoming white ball tour of England, can fill the “gaps the team was lacking” in slog overs, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. Navgire, who smashed the fastest fifty in the Women’s T20 Challenge in May, got her maiden India call-up for the three-match T20Is. Off-spin all-rounder Hemalatha was recalled after two years on the back of a strong domestic season to be named in both the T20I and ODI squads for the England tour. “We have added two new batters KP (Navgire) and Hemlatha. We can work on these two players who have got that skill-set. They can bring a lot to the team,” Harmanpreet said in their pre-departure virtual media interaction. “They have the power, the skill. If we can work on ...
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T20’s narrower focus makes it easier to evaluate performance

The format demands a here-and-now approach both as a strategy to score runs or take wickets as well as while selecting teams The format demands a here-and-now approach both as a strategy to score runs or take wickets as well as while selecting teams Virat Kohli’s innings against Pakistan raised the question: Was this someone out of form playing a good innings or one in form playing a patchy one? The important thing is that it doesn’t matter. And this is where T20 is crucially different from the other formats.There are three aspects of T20 that merit discussion here: the philosophy, usually unstated, that drives the game, the actual playing of it, and team selection.To begin with the philosophy, T20 is not a shorter version of the 50-over game, and the aim is not (necessarily) to play ...