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Samson’s late blitz not enough as India falls short in opening one-dayer against South Africa

The India No. 6 scores an unbeaten 86 off 63 deliveries with nine fours and three sixes and nearly pulls it off for the Men in Blue; Shreyas (50) and Shardul (33) play good supporting roles; Maharaj (8-1-23-1) puts the brakes on the hosts’ chase; Klaasen (74 not out) and Miller (75 not out) power the South Africa innings with an undefeated 139-run stand for the fifth wicket The India No. 6 scores an unbeaten 86 off 63 deliveries with nine fours and three sixes and nearly pulls it off for the Men in Blue; Shreyas (50) and Shardul (33) play good supporting roles; Maharaj (8-1-23-1) puts the brakes on the hosts’ chase; Klaasen (74 not out) and Miller (75 not out) power the South Africa innings with an undefeated 139-run stand for the fifth wicket First with the bat and later with the bal...
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Horoscope Today, 7 October 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Pisces, 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 the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. Aries: Today, you are likely to enjoy your domestic and professional life. You may become polite with the people around you, which may help in completion of your work smoothly. You may find some new sources of earnings, which may boost your savings., you may also plan for renovate your house or...
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First ODI: With a late charge, Sanju Samson almost pulls it off for India

From the clutches of defeat, Sanju Samson almost scripted a famous heist over South Africa. His 63-ball-86 not out, one of crisp shot-making, dragged India from a crevasse and filled them with hopes of a victory that had seemed beyond them for most part of their chase. But just when it was his hour to seize the night, destiny turned cruel on him and he slipped into the night as a tragic hero, in a bizarrely thrilling match that South Africa bagged by nine runs. As gorgeous as his knock was — the unfussy beauty of his strokes, the unreal calm that dwells on his face, the calculation skills, and the pacing of his game — Sanju would reflect on this night with a tinge of regret. He did most things right in the innings. In the early passage of his innings, he farmed the strike to the more as...
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We gave away too many runs, fielding too wasn’t great: Shikhar Dhawan

India captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that his team leaked too many runs in the death overs and fielded poorly, leading to the nine-run defeat to South Africa in the rain-hit first ODI . Opting to bowl in the rain-curtailed 40-over-a-side game, India had reduced South Africa to 110 for 4 in 22.4 overs but David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen powered the visitors to 249 for 4. While the Indian bowlers conceded 54 runs in the last five overs, the hosts were also guilty of dropping as many as four catches in the outfield. “I thought 250 was too many runs. We gave away too many runs on a wicket that swung and spun, the fielding wasn’t great, we leaked a few runs but this was a good learning experience for us,” Dhawan said in the post-match presentation. South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma said h...
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Santosh Trophy knock-out stage set to be held in Saudi Arabia in February next year

In an unprecedented move, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to hold the knock-out stages of the Santosh Trophy National Championships in Saudi Aabia early next year. AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their Saudi Arabian counterparts to “study the possibility to stage the final stages of the Santosh Trophy” in the West Asian country in February 2023″. “The idea is to host the knock out phase of Santosh Trophy in select cities of Saudi to encourage State level players to dream big and also to connect large Indian community in Saudi with Indian football and create a win-win situation for both the Federations,” the AIFF said in a release. AIFF, Saudi Arabia Football Federatio...
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Qatari government workers to work from home during World Cup

Qatar has ordered most government employees to work from home during next month’s soccer World Cup while schools will have reduced hours two weeks before the tournament before shutting as the country prepares for a big influx of visitors. Qatar is the first Middle East country to stage the World Cup that kicks off on Nov. 20 with the final set for Dec. 18. It hopes the tournament will attract roughly 1.2 million visitors, or almost half of the conservative country’s population, posing a logistical and policing challenge. For this reason the government said late on Wednesday that 80% of its workforce would be working from home between Nov. 1 and Dec. 19. Public and private schools will have shortened classes only until noon between Nov 1 and Nov 17 and will then be closed for the entire ...
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LeBron James wants to own NBA expansion team in Las Vegas

LeBron James made his post-retirement goals clear: He wants to own an NBA team, and he wants it in Las Vegas. “I would love to bring a team here at some point,” he told reporters after scoring 23 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Phoenix Suns in a preseason game played Wednesday night in Las Vegas. And he addressed commissioner Adam Silver, who was not in Las Vegas, directly. “He probably sees every single interview and transcript that comes through from NBA players,” James said. “So, I want the team here, Adam. Thank you.” This isn’t the first time James has linked potential future ownership and Las Vegas. He talked about expanding his sports ownership portfolio in June on an episode of his show, “The Shop: Uninterrupted.” He is a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverp...
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India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights: Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 86 in vain as India lose to SA by 9 runs in rain-truncated game | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Below-par death bowling coupled with ordinary fielding and batting, except for Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer, hurt a second-string Indian team as it slumped to a nine-run defeat against South Africa in the rain-truncated first ODI of the three-match series here on Thursday. Opting to bowl in the rain-hit 40-over-a-side game, India started on the right note reducing South Africa to 110 for 4 in 22.4 overs before David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen hit strokeful half-centuries to guide South Africa to 249 for 4. Scorecard | As it happenedDown at 110 for four, Miller (75 not out off 63 balls) and Klaasen (74 not out off 65 balls) added 139 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket to take the visitors to close to the 250-run mark. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers for India with f...
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Santosh Trophy knock-out stage set to be held in Saudi Arabia in February next year | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented move, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to hold the knock-out stages of the Santosh Trophy National Championships in Saudi Arabia early next year. AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their Saudi Arabian counterparts to "study the possibility to stage the final stages of the Santosh Trophy" in the West Asian country in February 2023". "The idea is to host the knock-out phase of Santosh Trophy in select cities of Saudi to encourage State level players to dream big and also to connect the large Indian community in Saudi with Indian football and create a win-win situation for both the Federations," the AIFF said in a release. AIFF, Saudi Arabia Foot...
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U.S. players ‘angry, exhausted’ after report on abuse, says Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe said on Thursday she and her fellow U.S. women’s national team members are angry and exhausted in the wake of a scathing report into allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The independent investigation released on Monday revealed player abuse within women’s professional soccer in the United States was systemic and that the NWSL and governing U.S. Soccer body failed to adequately protect players. “It’s really sad to say, but in a way I think we are used to having to deal with one thing or another,” Rapinoe said ahead of Friday’s friendly against England at Wembley Stadium. “It seems to bring us closer and definitely unify the team and it’s just one of those sort of intimate environments that we are in that we’re used to taki...
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Watch: Sanju Samson’s gorgeous six against South Africa in 1st ODI

Sanju Samson showed his class when he lofted a Tabraiz Shamsi delivery into the crowd for a monstrous six in the 1st ODI between India and south Africa in Lucknow on Thursday. In the last ball of the 19th over, Samson got close to the flighted delivery by Shamsi and hit the ball over mid-wicket. He gets excellent timing on the shot which helps it go all the way. After being left out of the T20 World Cup squad, this shot will give Samson a boost in confidence. Since last year’s T20 World Cup, Samson (158.40) has the second best strike rate for any Indian batter in T20Is after Suryakumar Yadav. SIX! 💪 💪@IamSanjuSamson dances down the ground & tonks a MAXIMUM! 👌 👌 #TeamIndia Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/d65WZUUDh2 Don’t miss the LIVE coverage of the #INDvSA match on @StarSportsI...
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Playing in IPL helps in passing information easily: Kagiso Rabada

Playing in the IPL helps gather information on Indian cricketers which can be easily passed on for analysis during national duty, says South African pace ace Kagiso Rabada. The South African quick, who is currently in India for a white-ball series, has gained a lot of popularity in the country due to to his impressive stints with Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in the IPL. “It is something we have prepared before going into the series. Lucky enough with leagues like the IPL, we play a lot with these players and against them as well, so information can be easily passed around,” Rabada told the broadcaster ahead of the first ODI. “Analysis has been done and has to be done,” he added. The right-armer, who will lead the South African pace attack at the T20 World Cup later this month in Aust...
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Nick Kyrgios ‘weathers storm’ to reach Japan Open quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

TOKYO: Nick Kyrgios roared back from a "frustrating" first set on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open, defeating Poland's Kamil Majchrzak 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Despite his slow start, the maverick Australian emerged victorious in typical crowd-pleasing style, showing off with aggressive aces and some exaggeratedly effortless points. The 27-year-old, who was knocked out in the last eight at the US Open, said that despite Majchrzak breaking his serve, there was "never really doubt in my mind that I was going to win". "I've barely been broken all year," so when "the opponent doesn't really do much to break me it's quite frustrating," he said after the 1h 21min match. "I was just not playing the right way -- the court's very fast," Kyrgios added. But by being "a bit more aggress...
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Women’s Asia Cup: India look to continue domination over Pakistan

India would expect that opener Shafali Verma comes out of the lean patch she has been enduring for some time and the team extends its domination of Pakistan when the two arch-rivals clash in their women’s Asia Cup T20 match . The Indian team gave ample game time to its fringe players, making as many as eight changes in the last two games, but against Pakistan one of title contenders the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side is expected to have full strength team on the field. Pakistan are coming into the contest after suffering a shock four-wicket defeat at the hands of minnows Thailand on Thursday. The two sides currently occupy the top two spot in the points table with India, who have won three games on the trot, leading the table. While an India-Pakistan tie always generates hype, the recent tw...
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South Africa to host England in ODI series despite launch of new T20 league

South Africa will host England in a three-match series of one-day internationals in January, even though they are launching a new Twenty20 league at the same time. Cricket South Africa on Thursday announced the schedule, with the first two games in Bloemfontein on Jan. 27 and Jan. 29 and the final match at Kimberley on Feb. 1. The tour will clash with a new 33-match SA20 league, which is due to start on Jan. 10, but it is expected that the ODIs will be played between the end of the group phase of the T20 league and the start of its playoff round. The series was previously postponed in late 2020, when England cut short their tour amid an outbreak of COVID-19 infections in the South African camp when both squads were supposed to be staying in isolation. A return by England has since been ...
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Djokovic marches on with crushing win over van de Zandschulp in Astana | Tennis News – Times of India

ASTANA (Kazakhstan): World number seven Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Astana on Thursday with a crushing 6-3, 6-1 win over Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp. The 71-minute demolition of the world number 34 follows his 64-minute 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of Cristian Garin on Wednesday. Djokovic, who collected his 89th career title in Tel Aviv last weekend, extended his winning streak to six matches with a ruthless display. The 35-year-old Serb, however, had a small scare in the opening set, complaining of pain in a nail which required the intervention of the physiotherapist. The early exchanges were well contested with van de Zandschulp threatening to give Djokovic a serious workout. But the former world number one kept his composure and built his game o...
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Calmer Atanu Das puts Tokyo disappointment behind, wins National Games gold | More sports News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Olympian archer Atanu Das put behind his Tokyo Games disappointment by claiming the gold medal in men's individual recurve at the National Games on Thursday. For over two months after his failure to win a medal at Tokyo, Atanu went on vacations, talked to his wife Deepika Kumari about starting a family to ensure that there was more to life for them than just archery. He changed his approach in training and even travelled to different locations to get back into his groove. On Thursday evening, at the Sanskardam Sports Complex near Ahmedabad, the West Bengal archer's tribulations came to an end as he beat Gurcharan Besra of Services 6-4 in the final and whooped like a child. "The upcoming year is very important for us. This gold is reassuring that my preparations are on the rig...
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Mayank Agarwal to lead Karnataka in Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Opener Mayank Agarwal will lead Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament starting on October 11. Karnataka, will play their Group C fixtures in Mohali. Mayank replaces seasoned batter Manish Pandey at the helm. While the team is tried and tested there have been some changes. Top-order batter Chethan LR has been rewarded for his consistency with his maiden senior team call-up. The 22-year-old right-handed batter was the second highest run-getter behind Agarwal in the KSCA Maharaja Trophy T20 tournament recently. In the KSCA T20 league he was the top-scorer (259). With Covid-19 restrictions lifted, the teams’ strengths are back to 15 from 20 the previous season. Wicketkeeper Luvnith Sisodia and medium-pacer Manoj Bhandage, who made their debut in 2019 before being dropp...
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Watch: Kuldeep Yadav castles Aiden Markram with a ripper of delivery, recreates famous 2019 World Cup’s Babar Azam dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: India left-arm wrists-spinner Kuldeep Yadav bowled an absolute ripper of a delivery to dismiss South Africa's Aiden Markram during the first ODI at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. In the 16th over, Markram was yet to get off the mark and was struggling to break free from the web created by Kuldeep. On the last ball of the over, Kuldeep got the ball to drift across Markram and then spun back in sharply. Markram lunged forward to take a defensive option. Absolute Beaut! 🙌 🙌@imkuldeep18 gets Aiden Markram out with a ripper! 👍 👍 #TeamIndiaFollow the match ▶️… https://t.co/9p3c42W2oG— BCCI (@BCCI) 1665056513000But the ball found a gap between bat and pad and went through it to rattle the top of off-stump. The ball had brushed ...