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Day: October 17, 2022

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Karim Benzema and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

Karim Benzema won the men’s Ballon d’Or for the first time on Monday after a brilliant season with Real Madrid capped by the Champions League and Spanish league titles. The 34-year-old Benzema had his best season ever at Madrid, being the top scorer in both leagues. He scored 44 times with Madrid, including 15 in Europe’s top competition, and equaled Raúl González as the club’s second-highest scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Spanish player Alexia Putellas won the women’s trophy for the second straight year following another standout season with Barcelona.Benzema won ahead of Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne. Benzema succeeded Lionel Messi, who won the award for a record-extending seventh time last year but was not among the nominees this time after hi...
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Horoscope Today, 18 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, your subordinate staff may be cooperative, it may help you to complete postponed projects. You are likely to join some social event, which may boost your network, it may help you in your work or social life. You may plan to go for outing with friends. Some disputes with friends ma...
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T20 World Cup: Scots revel in togetherness, Windies in shambles

Scotland’s 42-run triumph over two-time champions West Indies on Monday has been lauded as the second big upset at this year’s T20 World Cup in as many days, after Namibia’s shock victory over Sri Lanka. However, looking at the form of the two sides coming into the tournament, it was not a total surprise. Scotland only played two T20 Internationals since last year’s World Cup, getting drubbed 2-0 by New Zealand. But their ODI results in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, where they have won five of their last six games, have shown the depth of their talent. Against the West Indies, George Munsey was the star of the show with the bat, and Mark Watt with the ball. Both had their first taste of big success against Test-playing nations, but they – just like the rest of the squad – have qui...
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Neeraj revisits Tokyo Olympic Stadium where he created history

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra revisited the National Stadium in Tokyo where he had scripted history by winning javelin throw gold last year. The 24 year-old Chopra was in the Japanese capital to attend the ‘Thank You Tokyo!’ event, organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Olympic Committee. The event also gave Chopra the opportunity to experience the runway of the National Stadium and hurl a javelin again, just like he did on August 4 last year to win India their first-ever Olympic medal in athletics, according to olympics.com. Had a great time at the #Tokyo2020 Commemoration Ceremony today, and was a special feeling being back at the stadium where it all changed for me. Thank you to @iocmedia, @gor...
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Jyothi Yarraji runs under 13 seconds in hurdles – first Indian to do so

India’s ace hurdler is galloping past hurdles at a fast clip, and on Monday, she dipped under the crucial 13-second mark in her 110m hurdles at the 61st National Open Athletics Championshipsin Bengaluru. With her timing of 12.82 seconds in the last race of her season, Jyothi rewrote her own national record. Her English coach James Hillier, said she had the ability to run ‘scarily fast’, given the trajectory of her improvement. Jyothi was running 13.03 at the Inter University in 2020, and had steadily improved. However, a wind assisted 12.79 at the National Games, meant the record couldn’t be formally registered. Despite a pre-competition downpour wetting the track, Jyothi would end her season on a high. Jyothi later said, “I’m happy about my consistent performance… before also, it was n...
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Indian wrestlers denied visas for U-23 World championships after Spanish Embassy doubts they might overstay | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The U-23 World Wrestling Championships has always been a happy hunting ground for Indian grapplers. But this time, the country's top wrestlers will miss the tournament as the Embassy of Spain here denied them visas for the October 17-23 tournament being held in Pontevedra. A senior embassy official said in the mail they have doubts over "the purpose and conditions of their intended stay" in the north-western Spanish city. This is the first time in the competition's six-year history that the Indian team won't feature in the prestigious meet, which attracts a world-class field. At the 2021 edition of the tournament in Belgrade, Indian wrestlers had secured an impressive five medals, including Shivani Pawar's historic silver in the women's 50kg class, to cap the country's most s...
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Sameer nicks silver from a China-stacked pack

With three Chinese shooters in the four-shooter medal round in the men’s junior 25m Rapid Fire pistol event in the ISSF World Championships in Cairo, it was a herculean task for 16-year-old Indian shooter Sameer to get a sniff at a medal. The Indian, who was the youngest in the medal round, though kept his cool to win a silver medal for India as he came close to winning the gold before Chinese 17-year-old Shiwen Wang stole a march. Sameer edged out the other Chinese shooters, 20-year-olds, Liu Yangpan and Liu Yang in the elimination round before he finished with 22 points against Shiwen’s 25 points after the end of eighth series in the final. Coming into the final after finishing second in the four-shooter second ranking match behind Yangpan, the Indian was clubbed with Yangpan in his r...
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Jyothi Yarraji becomes first Indian woman hurdler to break 13 second barrier | More sports News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Jyothi Yarraji on Monday created history by becoming the first Indian woman to clock a legal sub-13 second time in 100m hurdles while smashing her own record at the National Open Athletics Championships on Monday. The 23-year-old Yarraji, representing Railways, cruised to victory in 12.82 seconds and, with the wind gauge reading 0.9m/s, she could not be denied her national record timing a second time. She had won the same event in the National Games in Gandhinagar in a time of 12.79 seconds but was supported by wind that exceeded the permissible limit. Her earlier national record was 13.04 set in May. Railways's Jyothi Yarraji sets new NR in Karnataka! ⚡🏃‍♀️23-years old Jyothi bettered her own NR at the National… https://t.co/0TdT8e6Xo2— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1666023942000Ya...
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India lose 0-5 to Brazil, end FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup campaign with all-loss record

India ended their FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup campaign with an all-loss record and without scoring a goal as they suffered a 0-5 defeat to formidable Brazil in their last group match here on Monday. Debutants India, who had qualified for the age-group showpiece by virtue of being hosts, had lost to USA (0-8) and Morocco (0-3) in their earlier Group A matches. They finished last in the four-team group without any point while conceding 16 goals in the three matches. Brazil and USA, who beat Morocco 4-0 in the other simultaneous Group A match in Margao, qualified for the quarterfinals with seven points each — two wins and a draw. Brazil and USA had played out a 1-1 draw on October 14. Aline (40th and 51st minute), who was a constant threat to the Indian defence with her pace and guile...
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Special being back where it changed for me: Neeraj Chopra returns to National Stadium at ‘Thank You Tokyo’ | More sports News – Times of India

TOKYO: Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made a trip down the memory lane by attending the 'Thank You Tokyo!' event, coming back to the National Stadium, a venue where he was pushed to stardom following his Tokyo Olympics 2020 gold medal triumph. As per the Olympics.com, the Olympic champion was in the Japanese capital on Sunday to attend the event, which was organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Olympic Committee to commemorate the successful hosting of the global sporting event last year. The people of Japan were also appreciated for making the event a huge success despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 18,000 people turned out to watch the event, which involved a serie...
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Twenty20 World Cup warm-up | Shami sizzles in four-wicket over as India edge out Australia in warm-up

Shami, who last played a competitive game in July and landed here after suffering a long bout of COVID-19, turned up to bowl the last over of the game and made a decisive impact on the game Shami, who last played a competitive game in July and landed here after suffering a long bout of COVID-19, turned up to bowl the last over of the game and made a decisive impact on the game Mohammad Shami put the concerns over his fitness to rest with a sensational 20th over as India pulled off a six-run win over Australia in their first warm-up fixture of the T20 World Cup here on Monday. K L Rahul (57 off 33) and Suryakumar Yadav (50 off 33) smashed entertaining half-centuries to power India to 186 for seven after Australia opted to bowl at the Gabba. Needing 16 runs off the last 12 balls with s...
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Once you get used to Australian conditions, you can get a lot of runs: Hardik Pandya

India allrounder Hardik Pandya feels that coming to Australia 17 days before the World Cup will be pretty beneficial for the India as well as himself when the tournament begins. “I was always excited to come to Australia and get so much time to prepare because I have always felt that as an individual, if I get the right situations and conditions to practice, you can’t ask for a better scenario for me or the whole team to come here and spend 17 days before the World Cup starts and get used to the conditions, atmosphere and weather,” Hardik said in an interview to the BCCI website. The swashbuckling batter also said that he was pretty satisfied on how he approached the warm up games against Western Australia and Australia. “It was a satisfactory day. It’s not about the runs I scored but w...
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PKL: Himanshu steals show as Tamil Thalaivas win | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Tamil Thalaivas were trailing for the most part of the match, but an inspiring performance from raider Himanshu Singh helped them record a come-from-behind 33-32 victory against Patna Pirates in the PKL on Monday. Himanshu scored 11 points, while Narender contributed nine points to the side from Tamil Nadu. Narender chipped in with a few raids as the Tamil Thalaivas took the lead at 6-3 in the ninth minute. However, moments later, Rohit Gulia effected a multi-point raid and helped the Pirates level the scores at 6-6. Himanshu pulled off a fabulous raid in the 14th minute as the Thalaivas took the lead at 10-8. But the Pirates effected an ALL OUT and snatched the lead at 13-10 in the next minute. Narender kept picking up raid points, but the Pirates kept forging ahead and ...
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T20 has extended life of a professional cricketer: Former Australia coach John Buchanan

“I recall that at the time, both teams dressed up in virtually the replicas of ODI cricket gear and treated it more as a celebration match,” the 69-year-old John Buchanan says in an exclusive interaction to the Indian Express, of the first sighting of T20I in men’s cricket. It was at the Eden Park in Auckland with Australia playing against their trans Tasmanian rivals New Zealand on February 17 in 2005. Just as the former Australia coach is speaking, the outlook towards the format is hardly the same as the Kangaroos play India in a warm-up match ahead of their T20 World Cup campaign at home in 2022. He admits that he hadn’t projected this trajectory of the format as compared to the other two, back in 2005 during that first match. Buchanan believes the format has prolonged the age of a p...
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Wanted to give Shami a challenge: Rohit on holding him back till final over

Bowling Mohammed Shami only in the final over of India’s warm-up match against Australia was highly surprising. Justifying the move, skipper Rohit Sharma said the plan was to throw a “challenge” at the man returning from a long layoff. Taking the challenge head on, Shami put the concerns over his fitness to rest with a sensational 20th over as India pulled off a six-run win in their first warm-up fixture of the T20 World Cup here on Monday. Drafted into the squad as a replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah, Shami landed yorker after yorker and ended up with three wickets in the over. “Honestly, he is coming back after a long time. So we just wanted to give him an over. This was always the plan from the beginning,” Rohit said on Star Sports. “He comes and bowls at the death. We know ...
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T20 World Cup: Wanted to give Shami a challenge: Rohit on holding him back till final over | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Bowling Mohammed Shami only in the final over of India's warm-up match against Australia was highly surprising. Justifying the move, skipper Rohit Sharma said the plan was to throw a "challenge" at the man returning from a long layoff. Taking the challenge head on, Shami put the concerns over his fitness to rest with a sensational 20th over as India pulled off a six-run win in their first warm-up fixture of the T20 World Cup here on Monday. Drafted into the squad as a replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah, Shami landed yorker after yorker and ended up with three wickets in the over. "Honestly, he is coming back after a long time. So we just wanted to give him an over. This was always the plan from the beginning," Rohit said on Star Sports. "He comes and bowls at the death...
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Wake up: WI coach Phil Simmons tells batters

Gutted after their shock loss to Scotland, West Indies coach Phil Simmons on Monday urged his boys to wake up and pick up the pieces as they gear up for a must-win challenge against Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup. Only four of their batters reached double digits as it was an abject batting surrender by the Nicholas Pooran-led side who folded for 118 in 18.3 overs, chasing Scotland’s 161. “Our batting definitely was a bit unprofessional. We need to wake up and start being as professional as we can be when we are batting,” Simmons said in the post-match media conference here. “The bowlers seem to be working hard and putting us in good positions, but the batters continue to falter.” “It’s just too many soft dismissals. I think as batsmen you have to pay a lot more attention to your wicket. ...
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Qatar World Cup ticket sales near 3 million, says Infantino | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Ticket sales for the soccer World Cup are approaching the three-million mark ahead of the tournament kicking off in Qatar on November 20, FIFA's president Gianni Infantino and event organisers said on Monday. The top three purchasing countries of the 2.89 million tickets sold are Qatar, the United States and Saudi Arabia, World Cup Chief Operating Officer Colin Smith told a news conference in Doha. Infantino, addressing the conference in a recorded video, said 240,000 hospitality packages had been sold for the month-long tournament, the first to be held in a Middle Eastern country. Qatar, the smallest country to have hosted soccer's global showpiece tournament, is preparing to receive an estimated 1.2 million visitors during the World Cup. Thousands of fans are expected to stay in...
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Germany, Nigeria qualify for FIFA Women’s U-17 WC quarterfinals | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO/BHUBANESWAR: Title contenders Germany and Nigeria on Monday qualified for the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women's Under-17 World Cup from Group B with wins over New Zealand and Chile respectively. European champions Germany beat New Zealand 3-1 in Margao to top Group B with an all-win record while top African side Nigeria emerged 2-1 victorious over Chile in Bhubaneswar to record their second win and finish second in the group. For Germany, Loreen Bender (5th and 54th minutes) struck a brace while the other goal was scored by Alara Sehitler (60th). Emily Clegg scored the lone goal for New Zealand in the 10th minute. Blessing Emmanuel (4th minute) and Bisola Mosaku (82nd) were the goal-getters for Nigeria while Tali Rovner pulled one back for Chile in the stoppage time. The two matc...
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Mohammed Shami is an ideal replacement for Jasprit Bumrah: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jasprit Bumrah's absence is a "big loss" for India, but Mohammed Shami can more than fill the void with his speed and skill sets, in the ICC T20 World Cup, feels Sachin Tendulkar. Bumrah, who is out for an indefinite period of time due to a stress fracture on his back, was replaced in the main squad by Shami, who hasn't played a single T20I match since the last edition of World Cup in the UAE. However, the crafty 32-year-old from Amroha dispelled all doubts about his fitness with a splendid three-wicket burst in the 20th over, ensuring India's six-run win over Australia in a warm-up game in Birsbane on Monday. "Bumrah not being there is a big loss and we obviously needed a strike bowler. An out and out genuine fast bowler, who could attack batters and get wickets. Shami has p...