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‘Barcelona out to prove they are better than Bayern Munich’

Barcelona will be eager to show everyone that they are better than rivals Bayern Munich when the two teams face off in the Champions League on Wednesday, manager Xavi Hernandez said. Barcelona were beaten 2-0 by Bayern in last month’s Group C fixture, a result that Xavi said was not a true reflection of the team’s talent. But having won only one of their four matches in Europe this season, Xavi wants his team to show their true worth at Camp Nou on Wednesday. “We have to show ourselves that even if we are knocked out (of the Champions League) we are a good team and we can compete against the best teams out there,” Xavi told a news conference on Tuesday. “That game in Munich was a disgrace because we deserved much more. That was an accident because we lacked the final touch. Even though...
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Schedule ahead of FIFA World Cup is ‘crazy’: Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta said the number of games being crammed into the schedule ahead of the World Cup next month is “crazy” and that player welfare is being jeopardised. Azpilicueta’s team mate N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the World Cup after undergoing an operation on a hamstring injury, while Reece James is in a race to be fit for the tournament after injuring his knee. Chelsea have three league fixtures, two Champions League games and a League Cup tie before the World Cup in Qatar begins on Nov. 20. “It’s difficult and it’s sad because as players you want to go to the World Cup, but we have this schedule where we have to play for our club and do our best,” Azpilicueta told reporters on Monday. “We are fighting a lot for player welfare because the schedule is crazy....
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Horoscope Today, 26 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 you are blessed by moon, you may be able to take quick decision in professional front. You may expect to get new opportunities in terms of business, which may boost your confidence level. You are likely to start some new innovation with the help of your business partner, which may ...
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No goal-line technology at Benfica v Juve due to stadium works

The Champions League clash between Benfica and Juventus on Tuesday will be played without goal-line technology due to works at the Portuguese club’s stadium, UEFA has said. Benfica commissioned works at the Estadio da Luz “without the knowledge of UEFA and UEFA’s goal-line technology supplier”, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, which made the goal-line technology system dysfunctional. The works included replacement of the giant screens, installation of LED lighting and a new sound system, Benfica said on their website. “Unfortunately it will not be possible to replace and install a new system in time for the match and therefore the match will go ahead without the use of goal-line technology as per the UEFA Champions League regulations,” UEFA said. Juventus...
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New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2022 Live Streaming Details: When and where to watch NZ vs AFG live

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2022 Match Live Streaming Details: New Zealand have tried to move on from thrashing champions Australia in their World Cup opener but are keen to keep the good times rolling against Afghanistan, pace spearhead Trent Boult said on Tuesday. The Black Caps can cement their place at the top of Group 1 in the Super 12’s with a big win over the Afghans in Melbourne on Wednesday after ending an 11-year victory drought away to Australia. Afghanistan, meanwhile,  lost a low-scoring game by five wickets to England in their first Super 12 match in Perth but their spinners, led by all-rounder Rashid Khan, proved a handful for Jos Buttler’s batsmen. New Zealand vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2022 Match Live Streaming Details: When will  New Zealand vs Afghani...
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Arshdeep Singh can do what Zaheer Khan did for India: Anil Kumble

Former captain Anil Kumble feels young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has the potential to do “wonderful things for India”, like Zaheer Khan did in his illustrious career. Having made his India debut earlier this year, the 23-year-old has already produced some impactful performances, including a three-wicket haul against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Kumble, who witnessed Arshdeep’s growth from close quarters as Punjab Kings head coach, is hugely impressed with the lanky pacer. “…Arshdeep has certainly matured and I’d like to see him carry on. Probably what Zak (Zaheer Khan) did for India… “… I expect Arshdeep to go on to do some wonderful things for India,” said Kumble said on ESPNcricinfo’s Open Mic programme, drawing a comparison with Zaheer, one of the best fast bowlers to...
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England vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2022 Live Streaming Details: When and where to watch ENG vs IRE match

England vs Ireland Live Streaming: Close neighbours will collide in the T20 World Cup on Wednesday as England take on Ireland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ireland, who famously beat England in a 2011 ODI World Cup match in Bangalore, eliminated twice winners West Indies to make the second round for the first time since 2009. England began their quest for a second T20 World Cup crown with a clinical victory against Afghanistan and captain Jos Buttler said they would not hold anything back against Ireland. England vs Ireland, T20 World Cup 2022 Match Live Streaming Details: When will England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022 be played? The England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match will be played on October 26, 2022, Wednesday....
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T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar ‘wants’ Virat Kohli to retire from T20 Internationals | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's former star pacer Shoaib Akhtar "wants" Virat Kohli to retire from T20 Internationals as he feels that the Indian batting maestro should not put his "entire energy" in the shortest format. Akhtar lauded Kohli after his unbeaten 82 against Pakistan in Sunday's T20 World Cup match helped India clinch a thrilling four-wicket victory at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground. "According to me, he played the greatest innings of his life against Pakistan. He played like this because he had the self belief that he will do it. This is Not The End of The Road | We Will Meet Again | PAKvIND | Shoaib Akhtar | SP1N"He is back with a bang. I want him to retire from T20I because I don't want that he puts his entire energy in T20I cricket. With similar commitment like today, he can sc...
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‘It was a no-ball and the umpire’s call was fine’: Ex-England captain on Ind vs Pak no-ball

Virat Kohli smashed a stunning half-century to lift India to a four-wicket win on the final ball against arch-rivals Pakistan in a classic T20 World Cup match on Sunday that unfolded in front of a massive Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd. With India chasing 160 to beat Pakistan in their Twenty20 World Cup opener in Melbourne, Kohli smashed two of the tremendous sixes of his career to leave his side needing 16 runs off the final over from Mohammad Nawaz. But the game-changing moment in the encounter occurred when India required 28 off the last eight balls and Kohli launched his onsla­ught against Haris and hit a couple of sixes- one back past the bowler’s head and the other over fine leg. “One of the best T20 games with an epic innings by Virat Kohli,” said former England captain Michael A...
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Satwik-Chirag in French Open pre-quarters | Badminton News – Times of India

PARIS: Commonwealth Games gold medallists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty rallied to beat France's Christo Popov and Toma Junior Popov to enter the men's doubles pre-quarterfinals of the French Open Super 750 tournament on Tuesday. The Indian duo lost the first game 19-21, but recovered strongly to win the next two 21-9, 21-13 in their round of 32 match. However, Birmingham Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand bowed out of the tournament after losing in straight games in their opening women's doubles match. Treesa and Gayatri put up a gallant fight before losing 21-23, 20-22 to sixth seeded Thai pair of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai. In the mixed doubles, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also couldn't cross the first roun...
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Arshdeep Singh can do what Zaheer Khan did for India: Anil Kumble | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former captain Anil Kumble feels young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has the potential to do "wonderful things for India", like Zaheer Khan did in his illustrious career. Having made his India debut earlier this year, the 23-year-old has already produced some impactful performances, including a three-wicket haul against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Kumble, who witnessed Arshdeep's growth from close quarters as Punjab Kings head coach, is hugely impressed with the lanky pacer. "...Arshdeep has certainly matured and I'd like to see him carry on. Probably what Zak (Zaheer Khan) did for India... "... I expect Arshdeep to go on to do some wonderful things for India," Kumble said on ESPNcricinfo's Open Mic programme, drawing a comparison with Zaheer, one of the best fas...
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‘Kapil Dev is the greatest’ says Hardik Pandya

When former India opener and selector Kris Srikkanth said that Hardik Pandya reminded him of Kapil Dev, Hardik Pandya cut in to say, “He [Kapil Dev] is the greatest!” In a friendly post-match interaction on Star Sports, Srikkanth prefaced his comment by saying “I am not comparing Kapil Dev and you; just talking about the kind of impact” Pandya says “He is the greatest. Thank you sir!” Moments ago, prodded by Srikkanth, Pandya would use a Tamil slang: “Kalakara machaan! (You rock mate!). Immediately, Srikkanth replied, “Nee daan daa Kalakara (its you who are rocking!) I’am a great fan of you!” A few months back, on a SG podcast, Pandya had talked about the Kapil comparison, saying he hasn’t even achieved even 5% of what Kapil did. “I have very respectfully denied that (comparisons ...
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PKL: Inamdar hands Puneri Paltan victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Puneri Paltan produced an exemplary performance to beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 32-24 in their Pro Kabaddi League match on Tuesday. Aslam Inamdar's 13 points proved to be the big difference between two sides that were jostling for control throughout the game. The two teams matched raid for raid and tackle for tackle for most of the opening period. Paltan's Inamdar was prolific in the early stages, his speed and agility troubling the Pink Panthers' defence on every raid. Soon enough, his raids started adding up, and in the last five minutes of the first half, Paltan started pulling away. In the last few seconds of the first half, they effected the first All Out of the evening, going into the break with a 17-11 lead. The Pink Panthers came roaring into the game in the second perio...
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Graham Reid acknowledges overdependence on Harmanpreet Singh | Hockey News – Times of India

With just a couple of days remaining for Indian men's opening game in the new season of FIH Pro League against New Zealand, Manpreet Singh & Co have been sweating it out hard at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar where they will be playing their first game post the Commonwealth Games. But even as they begin a new season, the 7-0 defeat against Australia in the final of the Birmingham meet will be on the back of their minds. It was another depressing defeat that the Indian team had to endure against the Aussies. Even during Tokyo Olympics India had lost 1-7. Speaking of the loss at CWG, India head coach Graham Reid, who won the FIH Men's Coach of the Year Award earlier this month, said, "No one wants to lose in that fashion and especially to Australia again. I think we were a bit intimid...
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T20 World Cup: My innings was unusual, poor, says Aussie skipper Aaron Finch | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Australia skipper Aaron Finch termed his knock "unusual" and "poor" after struggling to 31 off 42 balls in his side's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup on Tuesday. Even as Finch was unable to break the shackles, Marcus Stoinis recorded the fastest fifty by an Australian to help his side overhaul a target of 158 in 16.3 overs. Stoinis raced to an unbeaten 18-ball 59, having reached his half century in 17 deliveries. But Finch, who usually looks to attack, seemed to be batting on a different pitch. "Very happy (with the result). My innings was unusual, poor. I couldn't hit the ball," Finch said at the presentation ceremony. Defending champions Australia entered the game after their humbling defeat to New Zealand in their opener. "The way we approached with the ba...
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T20 World Cup: Marcus Stoinis smashes record fifty in Australia’s seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: Marcus Stoinis destroyed the Sri Lankan attack en route to scoring the fastest fifty by an Australian as the hosts got their T20 World Cup campaign back on track with a seven-victory over Sri Lanka here on Tuesday. Charith Asalanka's 38 not out off 25 balls helped Sri Lanka put up a fighting 157 for six after Australia put them in. Sri Lanka fought hard before they were blown away by the brute force of Stoinis who remained on 59 off 18 balls as Australia romped home in 16.3 overs. The all-rounder raced to a record half-century in 17 balls. His memorable knock included half a dozen sixes and four boundaries. A sensational fifty from Marcus Stoinis powers Australia to a spectacular win 👊🏻#AUSvSL | #T20WorldCup | 📝:… https://t.co/q4BDVNqcRS— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 166670811200...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Stoinis smashes 18-ball 59 in Australia’s easy win

Marcus Stoinis blazed away to an unbeaten 18-ball 59 as Australia crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their T20 World Cup match here on October 25. Sent into bat, Sri Lanka scored 157 for six. Opener Pathum Nissanka top-scored with 40 but consumed 45 balls to score those runs. Dhananjaya de Silva chipped in with 26 in 23 deliveries, while Charith Asalanka remained not out on a 25-ball 38, helping the islanders cross 150. In reply, Australia completed the task in 16.3 overs. Stoinis was undoubtedly the star of the day for Australia, hitting six sixes and four boundaries in his explosive knock. Coming off a defeat against New Zealand in their opener, Australia were disciplined with the ball on the day. Glenn Maxwell smashed a 12-ball 23. Brief scores: Sri Lanka: 157/6 in 20 overs (Pathu...
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Imperious Kohli asserts his class with one of the best-ever Twenty20 knocks

A knock filled with expansive strokes mounted on indomitable belief, sheer power and fluid timing, the kind that would get instant approval from King Richards A knock filled with expansive strokes mounted on indomitable belief, sheer power and fluid timing, the kind that would get instant approval from King Richards A day before Virat Kohli essayed one of the greatest knocks in Twenty20 Internationals, the former India captain had a moment of quiet reflection. He was at the nets on Saturday, finessing his batting ahead of Sunday’s ICC T20 World Cup clash against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The practice arena is an enclosed space with high walls surrounded by a little road that skirts up. For the fans and media personnel, a good view was all about getting to the...
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Giant Pakistani who troubled Smith impresses Kohli, Rohit

Mohammed Irfan Jr. was a bit disappointed after India’s two-hour net session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. “Virat Kohli chaale gayein? Rohit bhai ke saath selfie le liya, Kohli ka ek mil jaata,” the six feet six inch right arm pacer’s sadness was palpable while speaking to PTI. The Pakistan-born pacer, who has made Sydney his home for last three years, was one of the highlights of the Indian team’s net session ahead of its T20 World Cup match against the Netherlands. Bowling with a wrong-footed action, Irfan Jr. looked like a right-arm prototype of former international bowler Sohail Tanveer. Because of his height, the 27-year-old’s natural length was back of good length area and he effortlessly got the deliveries to rear up. Dinesh Karthik was troubled by the bounce but he earned praise...
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Tamil Nadu, Bangladesh XI share opening day’s honours

S. Dipak RagavChennaiOpener Shadman Islam slammed a patient 89 (194b, 9x4), and pacer L. Vignesh scalped three wickets to ensure honours were shared between Bangladesh XI and Tamil Nadu XI on the first day of the four-day match here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.Electing to bat, Bangladesh XI ended the day on 230 for five with skipper Mohammad Mithun unbeaten on 74 (128b, 5x4s, 4x6s).On a slow pitch, the TN pacers Vignesh and Gowtham Thamarai Kannan kept things tight in the first hour of the day with the former removing opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy, leg-before. Islam was joined by Mohammad Saif Hasan and the duo added 85-runs for the second wicket stand with the visitors taking a cautious approach till lunch, scoring at just two runs per over.The left-handed Islam, who has pla...