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Women’s Asia Cup | Pakistan shock India for first T20 win over arch-rivals since 2016

Pakistan scripted a remarkable turnaround less than 24 hours after their shock loss over Thailand Pakistan scripted a remarkable turnaround less than 24 hours after their shock loss over Thailand Indian batters bungled badly in a straightforward chase as Pakistan recorded their first win over the arch-rivals in six years with a 13-run victory in the Women's Asia Cup, here on Friday.India, the most formidable team in Asia by some distance, batted poorly to be all out for 124 in 19.4 overs after Pakistan posted a modest 137 for six.Pakistan scripted a remarkable turnaround less than 24 hours after their shock loss over Thailand.At 65 for five, India were in all sorts of trouble with majority of the batters including star player Smriti Mandhana (17 off 19) throwing their wickets away.A c...
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Horoscope Today, 8 October 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 the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. Aries: Today, may be good for your professional life. This is a time, when you may be busy in your professional and job front. You may become passionate towards your work, which may give you mental tiredness, you may not able to reach on time in family or social get together. Your spouse may su...
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PSG’s Mbappe beats Messi and Ronaldo to top Forbes rich list

Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the world’s highest-paid soccer player, according to Forbes magazine, the first time a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list in eight years. Mbappe, 23, is estimated to earn $128 million for the 2022-23 season before agents’ fees, a record for Forbes’ annual rankings, with PSG team mate Messi second at $120 million and Manchester United’s Ronaldo ($100 million) occupying third spot. PSG’s Neymar ($87 million) and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ($53 million) rounded off the top five. Erling Haaland, who has made a blistering start to his Manchester City career after joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in the close season, makes his debut in the top 10 with earnings of $39 million. The rise of...
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South Africa’s Pretorius ruled out of T20 World Cup

Pretorius has featured in eight T20Is so far in 2022, taking 12 wickets at an average of 20.66 and most importantly, scoring quick runs with the bat down the order Pretorius has featured in eight T20Is so far in 2022, taking 12 wickets at an average of 20.66 and most importantly, scoring quick runs with the bat down the order South African allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series in India and the upcoming T20 World Cup due to a fractured left thumb, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Thursday.The pace bowling allrounder, who was the joint-highest wicket-taker for South Africa in the T20 World Cup last year, sustained the injury during the third T20I against India in Indore -- the only match he played in the series.He had returned with figures of 3 for 2...
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National Games champion B Sai Praneeth wants to break into Top 25 again

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a “disaster” and affected his performance, says B Sai Praneeth, who is now looking to reclaim his place in the top 25 in world rankings, following his maiden National Games gold. Praneeth was consistently beating some of the big names in the game in 2017 and he topped it off by winning the Singapore Super Series crown 2017 and a World Championship bronze medal in 2019. But then pandemic was declared with lockdowns imposed globally, including India. Everything came to a standstill, including Praneeth’s career and soon from world No. 10 in 2019, his ranking plummeted to 41 in September this year. “My career was on a high since 2017. I was on top of my game and was brimming with confidence too,” said Praneeth, who won the men’s badminton title in the 36th...
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‘I’ll play practice matches in Australia and I’m ready for the India’: PCB chief Ramiz Raja says Shaheen Shah Afridi feels fit for the T20 World Cup

With a week left in the T20 World Cup to begin in Australia, the teams are providing finishing touches to their preparations ahead of the competition. Pakistan are currently in New Zealand for a T20 tri-series also featuring Bangladesh. A big question looming in the camp has been over Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness, who was ruled out of the Asia Cup owing a knee injury but was added to the squad for the World Cup. In a recent interview, PCB President Ramiz Raja cleared the air around the 22-year-old. “I had spoken to Shaheen the day before, Raja said in a chat with DawnNews. “He said, ‘I haven’t felt this fit in a while’. So, the progress is very good. His doctor has sent me videos of him. He feels he will play against India and will be battle ready.” He further added, “This is a very go...
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‘I’ll play practice matches in Australia and I’m ready for the India’: PCB chief Ramiz Raja says Shaheen Shah Afridi feels fit for the T20 World Cup

With a week left in the T20 World Cup to begin in Australia, the teams are providing finishing touches to their preparations ahead of the competition. Pakistan are currently in New Zealand for a T20 tri-series also featuring Bangladesh. A big question looming in the camp has been over Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness, who was ruled out of the Asia Cup owing a knee injury but was added to the squad for the World Cup. In a recent interview, PCB President Ramiz Raja cleared the air around the 22-year-old. “I had spoken to Shaheen the day before, Raja said in a chat with DawnNews. “He said, ‘I haven’t felt this fit in a while’. So, the progress is very good. His doctor has sent me videos of him. He feels he will play against India and will be battle ready.” He further added, “This is a very go...
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In another jolt for India, Chahar sustains back and hip injuries

With just a fortnight for their opening game against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, India suffered another injury blow as medium pacer Deepak Chahar, one of the standby players and in contention to replace Jasprit Bumrah, sustained injuries to back and hip before the ODI match against South Africa in Lucknow on Thursday. He was promptly flown to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, where the Indian cricket board’s medical team will assess the extent of his injury, whether it is serious or not, and whether he could join the team or not in Australia later. “We will  soon get an update on Chahar. He had back pain on eve of the game and was not comfortable at all. The team management decided to send him to NCA where further scans will be conducted. Primarily, it looks like a back and ...
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Harbhajan Singh accuses PCA president of corruption

Former India cricketer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Harbhajan Singh on Friday accused Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal of corruption. Harbhajan, PCA’s chief advisor, has written to association members, its district units and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging the current regime is indulging in unlawful activities. “PCA is trying hard to induct 150 members with voting rights to keep the balance in their favour, and these inductions are being done without the knowledge of the apex council/general body and without consulting the Chief Advisor,” Harbhajan tells The Indian Express. Earlier this year, 39-year-old Chahal was unanimously elected as the PCA president. Interestingly, he was also backed by Harbhajan, which the latter now a...
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Celebrating Jhulan Goswami — gentle giant, fierce warrior, trailblazing world-beater

Over the course of an illustrious career, the Indian pacer took the most wickets in women’s cricket and won matches in all conditions. Her astonishing rise from small-town hopeful to all-time great has inspired a generation. Indian cricket will benefit if she remains involved in the game Over the course of an illustrious career, the Indian pacer took the most wickets in women’s cricket and won matches in all conditions. Her astonishing rise from small-town hopeful to all-time great has inspired a generation. Indian cricket will benefit if she remains involved in the game Anju Jain was first struck by the teenager’s height. She was easily the tallest of all the players assembled at Panchkula, Haryana, for the Indian team’s preparatory camp ahead of the 2000 Women’s World Cup in New Zea...
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Kerala Blasters duo Luna, Kalyuzhnyi overcome personal struggles to shine on opening night of Indian Super League

For 70 minutes, more than 60,000 yellow shirts squealed and howled as they watched Kerala Blasters squander one opportunity after another. For the next 20 minutes, they brought the proverbial roof down, bouncing in the stands and celebrating three outrageous goals in the 3-1 win over East Bengal in the opening match of the Indian Super League season in Kochi on Friday. It was an emotional night for the fans and players alike. The opening night of the new season marked the return of spectators after more than 1,000 days as the last two seasons of the league were played in a bubble due to the pandemic. For the players, the reasons were a lot more personal. Take for instance the case of Adrian Luna. In April, the Uruguayan striker lost his six-year-old daughter Julieta to cystic fibrosis. ...
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Kerala Blasters thrash East Bengal 3-1 in ISL opener | Football News – Times of India

KOCHI: Ukrainian midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi struck twice after Adrian Lima opened the account as Kerala Blasters started their Indian Super League campaign in style, crushing a lacklustre East Bengal 3-1 in the opener, here on Friday. The opening goal was scored in the 72nd minute after a barren first half. Luna latched onto an inch-perfect long ball from Harmanjot Singh Khabra, which found him inside the opposition penalty box. Luna slotted it home and dedicated his goal to his daughter. Ivan doubled the lead in the 82nd minute with a stunning effort when he picked up the ball on the left side and from around the middle of the park, he made a darting run inside the box. Ivan shrugged off a couple of challenges and slipped past the East Bengal defenders with ease. He then moved to the r...
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T20 World Cup: Deepak Chahar sustains twisted ankle; Mukesh Choudhary, Chetan Sakariya join squad as net bowlers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian ODI team has been dealt a blow as senior seamer Deepak Chahar is likely to miss the remaining two games due to a twisted ankle sustained during a training session before the first match against South Africa in Lucknow. Chahar wasn't a part of the Indian playing XI as Shikhar Dhawan's side lost by nine runs in the opening match with the visitors scoring 250 in just 40 overs. "Deepak has sustained a twisted ankle but it's not too serious. However a few days of rest might be advisable," a source privy to selection issues, told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "So it will be team management's call if they would like to risk Deepak as he is in T20 World Cup stand-by list. In any case, if there is requirement there, it would be a priority." As of now, Jasprit Bumrah's replace...
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Dabang Delhi thrash U Mumba 41-27 in Pro Kabaddi League | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Captain Naveen Kumar racked up 13 points as Dabang Delhi KC thrashed U Mumba 41-27 in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Delhi earned the momentum as Naveen pulled off a flurry of fantastic raids. He was backed up brilliantly by defenders Vishal and Sandeep Dhull as Delhi inflicted an 'All Out' to take a massive lead at 11-9 in the 9th minute. Naveen continued to step on the pedal to help Delhi widen the lead at 14-5. The Dabang Delhi KC defense unit led by Krishan kept tackling U Mumba raiders as Delhi led at 19-10 at half-time. U Mumba showed a bit more urgency in the second half with Ashish picking up some crucial raid points and Kiran Magar pulling off a couple of brilliant tackles, but the Naveen Ex...
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With less than 3 months to World Cup, coach Reid embarks on mission to make Indian hockey team ‘bullet proof’

The International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Coach of the Year has a blueprint for it: develop a ‘collective defensive mindset’ – which is essentially to always have someone on the hotline (the line between the ball carrier and the goal), mark the attackers ‘really, really close’ and tackle smoothly; become more ‘effective and polished’ in the scoring zone by reducing big swings and smash hits; add a new, aggressive dimension to an already-aggressive pressing game; and, instead of rushing with the ball, move it around patiently until a gap is spotted in the opposition defense. All this seems too much to achieve in too little time. The new hockey season gets underway in three weeks – on October 28 – with the FIH Pro League, a tournament that’s a precursor to the World Cup which is a littl...
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Boxing at National Games: Simranjit Kaur Baath, Shiva Thapa, Saweety Boora win easy to advance to next round | Boxing News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: World championships medallists Simranjit Kaur Baath and Shiva Thapa outclassed their respective opponents to advance to the quarterfinals of women's and men's boxing events at the National Games here on Friday. World youth champion Sachin Siwach (57kg) of Haryana, who recently bagged a bronze in the Elorda Cup in Kazakhstan, also progressed to the last eight after dishing out a clinical show. Similarly, Asian championship bronze medalist Saweety Boora of Haryana got off to a winning start in the women's 75kg middle weight division pre-quarterfinal bout. Punjab boxer Simranjit looked in ominous form in her opening bout of lightweight 60kg category as she unsettled 2019 National championship bronze medallist Rinki Sharma of Uttar Pradesh with ease. The 2018 world championship b...
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PSG’s Kylian Mbappe beats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to top Forbes rich list | Football News – Times of India

Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the world's highest-paid soccer player, according to Forbes magazine, the first time a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list in eight years. Mbappe, 23, is estimated to earn $128 million for the 2022-23 season before agents' fees, a record for Forbes' annual rankings, with PSG team mate Messi second at $120 million and Manchester United's Ronaldo ($100 million) occupying third spot. PSG's Neymar ($87 million) and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ($53 million) rounded off the top five. Erling Haaland, who has made a blistering start to his Manchester City career after joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in the close season, makes his debut in the top 10 with earnings of $39 million. The rise of Fre...
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Wanted to see how youngsters react under pressure: Coach Ramesh Powar defends batting-order reshuffle | Cricket News – Times of India

SYLHET: Indian women's team head coach Ramesh Powar is hardly perturbed by the 13-run defeat against Pakistan in the Asia Cup as the team management's primary aim was to test the temperament of the younger lot in a pressure situation. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur returned against Pakistan but only to bat at No. 7 as India's new-look middle order faltered in its chase of a modest 138 and suffered a 13-run loss against their arch-rivals here on Friday. "It's not a setback... We were not thinking on those lines. We were facing an issue, which needed to be addressed," Powar said at the post-match media interaction. After three wins in a row that gave them the pole position in the standings, India wanted to test their new look middle-order in a pressure match against Pakistan, the head coach rev...
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Philippine court dismisses tax case against Manny Pacquiao | Boxing News – Times of India

MANILA: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Friday won a years-long court battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes after an appeals court dismissed the case against him. Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee had been accused by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 2012 of owing more than 2.2 billion pesos ($37 million) in unpaid taxes for 2008 and 2009. The 43-year-old previously insisted he had paid the taxes in the United States, so did not need to do so in the Philippines because the two countries have an agreement allowing their citizens to avoid double taxation. Then president Benigno Aquino was waging a bruising campaign against tax evasion as part of a general crackdown on corruption. Pacquiao, a former world champion and politician, became one of the highest-...
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Harbhajan Singh writes to PCA members, alleges illegal activities by office bearers | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who is Punjab Cricket Association's chief advisor, has alleged that "illegal activities" are being carried out by certain office-bearers in the state body. Harbhajan, though, didn't mention the name of the office-bearers in his letter, which was sent to PCA members and district units of the body. Harbhajan, also a Rajya Sabha MP, also sent a detailed letter about "malpractices" by the current regime to CM Bhagwant Mann and Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. "The crux of the matter is PCA is trying hard to induct 150 members with voting rights to tilt the balance in their favour and these inductions are being done without assent of apex council/general body or without consulting the Chief Advisor (Singh)," he...