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Horoscope Today, 8 September 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. Aries: Today, you may be happy and have good patience, which may reflect in your way of working. You may complete your task in an efficient way. You may plan to visit some religious places. You may make some donation to a religious place or to some charity. Love birds may develop trust in their...
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Asia Cup: We wanted to try out certain things: Rohit

India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said “90-95% of the team was settled” ahead of the T20 World Cup, which gets underway in Australia from Oct. 16.In the last two matches of the Asia Cup, India has played two specialist quicks in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh, while using all-rounder Hardik Pandya as the third seamer. “When you talk about experiments, yes, we wanted to try out certain things. If you look at the combination we have been playing before the start of the Asia Cup, it was with four seamers, two spinners and the second spinner was an all-rounder. I always wanted to try and find answers as to what happens if you play with three seamers and two spinners, and the third spinner being an all-rounder,” Rohit said of the team combination after the Super 4 defeat agains...
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Brighton’s home game v Palace postponed due to rail strike

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League home game against Crystal Palace on Sept. 17 has been postponed due to planned industrial action on the rail network, the league said on Wednesday. Britain’s rail network has been hit by major disruptions in the last few weeks as staff protest over pay and conditions, part of growing industrial unrest around the country as wages fail to keep pace with soaring inflation. “Following a request to the Premier League Board by Brighton and Hove Albion FC, the club’s home fixture against Crystal Palace FC, due to be played at 3pm on Saturday 17 September, has been regrettably postponed,” the league said in a statement. “The decision follows exceptional circumstances relating to the planned industrial action on the rail network, with authorities unabl...
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Duleep Trophy: All eyes on Rahane, Shaw in West vs NE 

After two years of truncated calendar due to the pandemic, a full-fledged Indian domestic cricket season (2022-23) is all set to get underway, with the Duleep Trophy quarterfinals between West Zone and North East Zone starting on Thursday at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.The tournament returns to the zonal format after a few years in which it was played among three teams picked by the national selectors and mainly used as trials for pink-ball matches. If reputations and pedigree stay true, this quarterfinal could well end up being a lop-sided contest in favour of West Zone. The team has players with international and IPL experience — Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya, to name a few. North East does not have the same luxury and comprises ...
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Bowlers look for more assistance in second ‘Test’

It will be interesting to see if Umran gets an opportunity to go full tilt at the New Zealand-A batters  It will be interesting to see if Umran gets an opportunity to go full tilt at the New Zealand-A batters  Lakes and hills dot this city in northern Karnataka. Nrupatunga Hill, in fact, provides a fetching background to the KSCA Stadium which is basking under the sun on this Wednesday afternoon. Because of the overnight rain, the outfield is a bit wet, but should there be no further showers, the second ‘Test’ between India-A and New Zealand-A could well have a prompt start on Thursday. Though the opening day’s action in the first ‘Test’ at Bengaluru had to be cut short because of rain, the weather didn’t play spoilsport for the rest of the match. That too, despite the metropolis ...
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ATK Mohun Bagan lose 1-3 to Kuala Lumpur City FC in AFC Cup

ATK Mohun Bagan’s attacking frailties were badly exposed as they suffer a 1-3 defeat to Kuala Lumpur City FC in the inter-zone semifinal match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday. KL City FC’s Brazilian captain Paulo Josue struck once (60th) and set up another for substitute Fakrul Aiman (90+3) with a brilliant free-kick. Colombian forward Romel Morales came off the bench to hit the final nail in Mohun Bagan’s coffin (90+6) at the Salt Lake Stadium here. Mohun Bagan equalised in the 90th minute through substitute Fardin Ali Molla but they later crumbled in front of home supporters. This was Mohun Bagan’s second successive elimination from the AFC Cup at the Inter-Zone semifinal stage. In 2021, they had endured a 0-6 humiliation against FC Nasaf. KL City FC will now face Uzbekistan’s PFC So...
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Babar Azam compares Naseem’s sixes to Javed Miandad’s Sharjah strike; Ravi Shastri says ‘thanks for reminding’

After Pakistan chased down 130 against Afghanistan in a last over thriller, everyone had just one name on their lips, that of Naseem Shah. With 11 runs and just a wicket in hand, the bowler became an unlikely hero when he clobbered 2 sixes off Fazalhaq Farooqi to finish the match off in style. During the press match conference, Pakistan captain Babar Azam compared Naseem’s sixes to that Javed Miandad six to Chetan Sharma in an India vs Pakistan encounter in this very same ground, saying, “Nadeem’s two sixes reminded us of Javed (Miandad) bhai,” to which Ravi Shastri quipped, “I was there, thanks for reminding.” Naseem’s teammate Shadab Khan also said, “Jaise Javed Bhai aur Shahid Afridi bhai ke chaake yaad kiye jaate hain, Naseem ke chaake bhi uske career ke end Tak yad kar jayenge (Lik...
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Pakistan break Afghanistan hearts, knock India out of Asia Cup

No team can do without drama in this Asia Cup. A fourth successive game was decided in the last over. After Pakistan had restricted Afghanistan to 129/6, the match seemed sewn up, the Sunday seemed all set for a Pakistan-Sri Lanka final. But there was a twist, rather a series of twists before Pakistan sneaked into the final with a one-wicket win over a defiant Afghanistan, whose players were reduced to tears. When Asif Ali departed in the last ball of the 19th over, Pakistan’s hopes were snuffed out. They were down to the last pair—Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain, who had a combined tally of five T20 international runs. But Naseem pummelled the first two balls of Fazalhaq Farooqi’s last over for sixes to wrap an unforgettable victory for Pakistan. The first ball was an intended yorker...
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Ugly scenes at Sharjah as Asif Ali-Fareed Ahmad fight in tense Asia Cup game

Tempers flared up in Sharjah during the tense match between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday. This was after Afghan seamer Fareed Ahmed had a mouthful to utter to Pakistan batter, Asif Ali, as a send-off during the penultimate over of the match. pic.twitter.com/AtiLF0teYj — Midpoint (@midpointsport) September 7, 2022 However, in the heat of the moment, Ali came very close to hitting the Afghanistani bowler with the willow in hand. When Ali was walking back to the dugout, Fareed found himself right in the path of Asif as he pumped his fist and roared. Clearly unimpressed with how close the bowler had come and celebrating right in front of his face, Asif stood and glared. Fareed didn’t budge. He stared back. Asif then shoved him off, and Fareed still kept staring. Asif then raised h...
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Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by one wicket to qualify for Asia Cup final, India out of contention | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Naseem Shah probably hit the two most important sixes to protect Pakistan’s ego on a Wednesday night that broke millions of Afghan hearts and knocked India out of the Asia Cup. Naseem's hefty blows may not match the Javed Miandad's last-ball six off Chetan Sharma from 1986, it would hurt Indian fans as much. India's fate in the tournament was hanging on an Afghanistan win and the Afghan bowlers, breathing fire in the cauldron of Sharjah cricket stadium, nearly ran through the Pakistan batting lineup while defending 129/7 before Naseem sealed the deal in the first two balls of the final over bowled by Fazalhaq Farooqi. Naseem's hits clinched a thriller for Pakistan with just a solitary wicket. This win has booked a place in the final for Pakistan alongside Sri Lanka, rendering t...
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“Promise me Naseem Shah, you will be a super star!”

When he left Pakistan for the Asia Cup, Naseem Shah promised his mentor Sulieman Qadir, son of Abdul Qadir, that he would do his best to be a super star of Pakistan cricket. Sulieman had told him if he does well in the next six months, he can be the superstar like Shaheen Afridi. It was expected that the stardom would come with the ball, which he did rattling India in their first game, but on Wednesday night, he smashed two sixes that he would never ever forget in his life. Neither would Pakistan fans. Or Afghanistan fans. Or the Indians, for that matter, who saw their hopes snuffed out. Until the last over Pakistan held the upper hand. And just when it seemed for the first time that Afghanistan held the advantage, Naseem Shah stepped up to hit two sixes that no one who watched will for...
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Asia Cup, Super 4 | Pakistan restricts Afghanistan to 129 for 6

Ibrahim Zadran top-scored for Afghanistan with a 37-ball 35 while opener Hazratullah Zazai made 21 Ibrahim Zadran top-scored for Afghanistan with a 37-ball 35 while opener Hazratullah Zazai made 21 Pakistan dished out a fine bowling display to restrict Afghanistan to a below-par 129 for six in a crucial Asia Cup Super 4 match in Sharjah on Wednesday.Afghanistan made a positive start after being sent in to bat with Hazratullah Zazai (21) and wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz (17) sharing 36 runs for the opening wicket.After a sedate opening over, Afghanistan broke free in the next over with Gurbaz hitting Mohammad Hasnain for back-to-back sixes to pick up 16 runs.Zazai matched his partner by finding the boundary twice in the next over before Haris Rauf cleaned up Gurbaz in the fifth de...
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FIFA promises free concerts for fans at World Cup in Qatar

FIFA promised Wednesday to stage free concerts with international stars for visitors to the official Fan Festival in Qatar during the World Cup. FIFA said the Al Bidda Park in central Doha will host “concerts starring top global and local music acts and live works by internationally acclaimed performance artists” during the 29 days of World Cup games. The tournament starts on Nov. 20. The festival site next to the Corniche waterfront and close to the West Bay neighborhood will be the official viewing area for fans to watch the 64 games on giant screens. A policy on alcohol consumption was confirmed Saturday that will allow sponsor Budweiser to serve beer after 6:30 p.m. FIFA said it also plans to hold soccer games at the venue featuring former World Cup stars who are part of its Legends...
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Iran hires coach Carlos Queiroz for 3rd World Cup together

Carlos Queiroz was rehired as Iran coach on Wednesday to take the national soccer team to its third straight World Cup, where the squad will face the United States, England and Wales. Queiroz was hired to replace Dragan Skocic, and he will be reunited with Iranian soccer federation president Mehdi Taj, who was re-elected last month. Queiroz will now go to his fourth World Cup — he coached his native Portugal in 2010, then Iran in 2014 and 2018 — after failing to lead Egypt to this year’s tournament. Iran is the second World Cup team to fire the coach who achieved qualification for the tournament in Qatar. Morocco removed Vahid Halilhodžić last month. Two more World Cup coaches, Ghana’s Otto Addo and Tunisia’s Jalen Kadri, got their jobs only this year. Both were appointed weeks ahead of...
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Bhaichung Bhutia vows to work for the development of football in India | Football News – Times of India

GANGTOK: Unperturbed by the massive defeat at the hands of Kalyan Chaubey in the elections held recently for the post of AIFF President, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said that he would contribute to work hard for the development of football in the country. "I am committed to work for the development of football in the country," he told reporters at a press conference, a day after returning to his home state, Sikkim. He thanked all those people and various social organisations and political parties for extending their support to him during the election process. "Now it is time to dust off all election-related issues and concentrate on the ongoing work for betterment of the beautiful game of football in the country," Bhutia said. The 45 year-old former striker said h...
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After Carlsen’s pullout, Niemann ready to play ‘naked’ to prove he doesn’t cheat in chess

In an interview on Tuesday, 19-year-old American chess player Hans Niemann said he was prepared to play “naked” in order to prove his innocence after he was accused of cheating ever since world champion Magnus Carlsen quit the $500,000 Sinquefield Cup after losing a game to Niemann on Sunday. Niemann, who stunned the Norwegian by beating him with black pieces, also admitted that he had cheated while playing chess online, doing so when he was 12 and 16 years old. He, however, claimed he’s never cheated in any “rated game” (apart from the time he cheated as a 12-year-old) or in an over-the-board chess game. Five-time world champion Carlsen stunned the chess world when he pulled out of a major tournament for the first time in his career. Announcing his withdrawal with a tweet of a video of...
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South Africa to make changes for decisive third Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South Africa might make several changes to their side for their decisive Test against England for what captain Dean Elgar said would be a “World Cup final” for his country. The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 12 runs but were then thrashed by an innings and 85 runs in the second. "We are going into this Test is pretty much like a World Cup final for us. We're going to go in with a result in mind and we got to give our best effort for that,” Elgar told a news conference at The Oval on Wednesday. Elgar said the weather would dictate whether they played with an all-seam attack or again with three quicks and two spinners when the third and final Test begins at The Oval on Thursday, but predicted two or three changes to the li...
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Rizwan fit to play remainder of Asia Cup, says Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (UAE): Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq has said that wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who had suffered an injury in his knee during the Super Four match with India, has been cleared by the medical team to play in the remaining matches of the tournament. Saqlain told the media that Rizwan is fit and a replacement is not required at the moment. "These things happen, Pakistan is not that far from UAE, if we have such a situation we can call backup but there's no need as of now. Rizwan's workload is a lot and we will look to manage it. For now, the medical team has given him the green signal," said the legendary spinner. Talking about the team's strategy in the match against India he talked about the team opting to attack the batting and bowling mainstays of the opposition ...
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Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022 LIVE Score Updates: India out of contention for final; Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 1 wicket in a thriller – The Times of India : 19.2 : Pakistan : 131/9

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Sep 07, 2022, 23:11:57 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022 LIVE Score Updates: Invited to bat, Afghanistan posted 129 for six against Pakistan in their crucial Super 4 match of the Asia Cup today. Ibrahim Zadran top-scored for Afghanistan with a 37-ball 35 while opener Hazratullah Zazai made 21. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf was the pick of bowlers with figures of 2/26. A win for Pakistan seals their and Sri Lanka's place in the final and a win for Afghanistan keeps the tournament alive.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n,...
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Harbhajan Singh helps in rescuing 21-year-old Bathinda girl, held captive in Oman | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a different era, bailing India out of trouble across 22-yards was his day job but as a Member of Parliament, Harbhajan Singh recently got an opportunity to perform a bigger duty -- rescuing a distressed Indian citizen, held captive in a foreign land. One of India's greatest bowlers, who was nominated by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to Rajya Sabha, recently played a very significant role along with Indian Embassy in Oman in rescuing 21-year-old Bathinda girl Kamaljeet Kaur, who was "illegally held and manhandled by her employers". Her passport and sim card was also confiscated. Asked about the incident, Harbhajan told PTI, "This wouldn't have been possible without the help of the Indian Embassy in Oman and our Ambassador Mr Amit Narang. His contribution has been invaluable." "As f...