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Chandigarh Golf League: Top three seeded teams score victories, reach the semi-finals

Top three seeded teams Netsmartz Tigers, Captain’s 18 and Canam Raptors scored victories in their respective quarter-final matches to enter the semi-final stage in the Chandigarh Golf League being played at Chandigarh Golf Club. Apart from the three seeded teams, Punjab Aces team too booked their spot in the semi-final. In the opening quarter-final encounter, Netsmartz Tigers scored a 5-2 win over Empire. The pair of captain Amandeep Bhaika and Dilmick Lamba scored a 6&5 win while the singles games were split between the teams. The Tigers then claimed three more points out of the last four points to book the semi-final berth. The Tigers will face Punjab Aces in the semi-final. In the second quarter-final , Punjab Aces scored a 4.5-2.5 win over Hunting Hawks. In another quarter-final...
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Family fled Punjab in the ’80s, 19-yr-old at T20 World Cup for Netherlands

On a cold December night in 1984, Khushi Cheema returned home and asked his wife to pack their belongings. The following day, the Sikh family from village Cheema Khurd near Jalandhar boarded a train for Delhi. During the 52-km ride, 5-year-old Harpreet kept asking his father where they were going. He only got a smile as an answer. “I can never forget that night and the next morning. It still feels like it happened yesterday. My father took that decision to keep his family safe after the rise of insurgency in Punjab during the mid-1980s,” Harpreet tells The Indian Express over phone from Amstelveen in the Netherlands. Cut to the present, Khushi Cheema is back on his farm in Jalandhar, and Harpreet is running a transportation company in Amstelveen. His 19-year-old grandson, Vikramjit Sing...
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Horoscope Today, 27 October 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. Your may spread happiness around you, you may feel harmony in the domestic life, you may enjoy some romantic moments the spouse. Your family may support you take some important decisions in the professional front. You may expect some new ventures or partnerships i...
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IPL changed my cricket, helped me evolve: Stoinis

Generally tentative against spin, Marcus Stoinis scored 59 off 18 against the Sri Lankan spinners to ensure a confidence-boosting win for the defending champions Generally tentative against spin, Marcus Stoinis scored 59 off 18 against the Sri Lankan spinners to ensure a confidence-boosting win for the defending champions Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has credited the IPL for his evolution as a better cricketer, especially a transformation in his attitude against spinners, which was on full display in the T20 World Cup game against Sri Lanka here. Generally tentative against spin, Stoinis (59 not out off 18) tore apart the Sri Lankan spin duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana to ensure a confidence-boosting seven-wicket win for the defending champions after a disastr...
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Australia loves Virat Kohli, he loves them back

A match between India and the Netherlands would not be considered box-office material, but a certain Virat Kohli has ensured that the eyes of the cricketing world would be fixed on the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After his monumental match-winning innings against Pakistan, every move of the charismatic master batsman will be followed by the legions of fans, and not just those from India. Aussies are also fascinated by the former India captain, who plays the game with an approach traditionally associated with champion sides and players from these shores. The other day, among the multitudes of Pakistan and India fans was a section of Australians, chanting aloud Kohli’s name. This was when he was fielding, before he struck the two most historic sixes he had ever hit. It’s understand...
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Playing against one of the best teams is surreal: Edwards

We will play our best brand of cricket and we will do everything we can to win this game, says the Netherlands skipper We will play our best brand of cricket and we will do everything we can to win this game, says the Netherlands skipper Pragmatism and hope were the twin attributes that defined the Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards during a pre-match press-conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Wednesday evening. Lined up to play India in the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 game on Thursday, Edwards said: “I don't think there are many people out there expecting us to win. For us, as I said, we will play our best brand of cricket and we will do everything we can to win this game. But there's no pressure on us in that sense, I suppose.” Edwards felt that it was special to ...
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India not complacent, says Mhambrey

Paras Mhambrey understands the trials of a debutant in the international circuit. India’s bowling coach was one such first-timer during the 1996 tour of England and even if his career at the highest level never flowered, the former Mumbai captain and seamer had a fine domestic stint before he graduated into coaching.Cut to the present, Mhambrey is keeping an eye on Arshdeep Singh. The youngster has had a roller-coaster initiation with his wickets being appreciated while a dropped catch against Pakistan in the Asia Cup triggered low-brow sarcasm. Having struck against Pakistan in India’s opening encounter in the current ICC T20 World Cup, the left-arm seamer is back in fashion and Mhambrey praised the bowler. “The one thing that stands out with this kid is his ability to build pressure. ...
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Kidambi outperforms Sen, Sameer scores upset win

Kidambi Srikanth prevailed over Lakshya Sen in an all-Indian duel to advance to the men’s singles second round of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Sameer Verma, meanwhile, registered an upset win over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia to also make it to the second round. Srikanth, the 2021 World Championships silver winner, beat junior compatriot Sen 21-18 21-18 in a first round match that lasted 46 minutes. This was only the second career match between the top two Indian shuttlers. Sen had lost to his senior compatriot in their earlier meeting at the semifinals of the 2021 World Championships to settle for a bronze medal. Srikanth next faces the winner of the first round match between Rasmus Gemke of Denmark and Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. The unseeded ...
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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich live updates: UEFA Champions League action from Camp Nou

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (BAR vs BAY ) UCL 2022 Live Football Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: POSSIBLE LINEUPS Barcelona and Bayern Munich lock horns in the Champions League. (Reuters) Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Kounde, Eric, Alonso, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Lewandowski, Ferran Bayern (4-2-4): Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Müller, Musiala, Mané !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script', 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/...
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If it was (gamesmanship), I would have slowed it down even more: IRE captain Andrew Balbirnie on Jos Buttler’s comments after match

England were shocked by Ireland in their T20 World Cup encounter on Wednesday when they lost to their close neighbours by 5 runs due to the Duckworth Lewis method (DLS). Chasing a target of 157, England were hampered by an excellent bowling performance by the Irish and were tottering at 86 for 5 in 13.1 overs. Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone in the middle with England needing 53 more off 33 balls when rain played spoilsport again. Despite the batters’ efforts, England looked to be lagging behind the DLS par score. England captain Jos Buttler took a dig at Ireland over their slow over rate in the post match press conference saying, “If we were ahead, they wouldn’t have been slowing the game down.” Buttler, however, admitted that England had already lost the game before that point and the...
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T20 World Cup: Bangladesh need to raise their game against South Africa

Bangladesh find themselves leading Group 2 in the Super 12 stage after the first round of games. A nine-run win over the Netherlands gave them a Net Run Rate advantage (+0.450) over India (+0.050), who also grabbed two points from their first match. Meanwhile, South Africa were only 13 runs away from a win against Zimbabwe when rain ended proceedings in Hobart. As a result, the Proteas currently lie third in the standings with one point. Where will the match be decided? South Africa’s openers in the Powerplay Quinton de Kock attacked Zimbabwe from ball one in the race against rain, scoring an unbeaten 47 off 18 deliveries before the game was eventually called off. His nine boundaries mark him out as the dangerman for Bangladesh in the Powerplay. Skipper Temba Bavuma, on the other hand, ...
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Former all-rounder Michael Yardy named England U-19 head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): Former all-rounder Michael Yardy, who represented England in 42 limited-overs matches and won the T20 World Cup in 2010, has been named head coach of the England Under-19 men's cricket team. Yardy who was part of the England men's team that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010, joined the Young Lions from Sussex CCC where he was in the Academy Director role. The left-arm spinner had previously been in coaching roles with New South Wales and Kent CCC. He steps into the Head Coach role vacated by Richard Dawson, who has moved up to join Matthew Mott's England men white-ball coaching team. "I'm really excited to be taking on the role of Young Lions Head Coach. It's a privilege to work with young players as they seek to make the next step in their career and I look forward to the ...
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Qatar scraps COVID entry test requirement for World Cup fans | Football News – Times of India

World Cup host Qatar has scrapped a requirement for visitors to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the Gulf Arab state, its health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Previously, Qatar had told fans attending the World Cup they must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their vaccination status, before departing by air or at the border crossing. Qatar is expecting an unprecedented 1.2 million visitors during the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 tournament. Qatar residents are no longer to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of returning to the country from abroad. The health ministry also dropped a requirement that adults show their COVID-19 status on a government-run contact tracing smartphone application called Ehteraz before entering stadiums or other establis...
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Pro Kabaddi League: Guman Singh, Heidarali Ekrami take U Mumba to massive victory against Gujarat Giants | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Raiders Guman Singh and Heidarali Ekrami dished out superlative performances to help U Mumba register a comprehensive 37-29 victory over Gujarat Giants in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Wednesday. U Mumba and Gujarat Giants were engaged in a neck-and-neck contest in the first 30 minutes of the match. But an inspiring performance by the Mumbai defence helped its team pull away with a massive lead. Eventually the raiders ensured that U Mumba walked off the mat as winners. Raiders Guman Singh and Heidarali Ekrami contributed with a total of 22 points in the match. Rakesh and Guman picked up raid points for each of their teams as both sides kept trading points in the first 10 minutes of the match. However, Rakesh reduced the Mumbai side to two players on the mat in the 10th m...
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Indian shooters end ISSF World Championships campaign with best-ever showing | More sports News – Times of India

CAIRO: Indian shooters ended their ISSF World Championships campaign with the best-ever record of 38 medals, placing them second in the standings behind China. The combined performance in the Egyptian capital for the rifle/pistol competitions and Osijek, Croatia (where the shotgun worlds was held) is a much-improved showing from the previous world championships in Changwon, Korea in 2018, when the squad had finished with 27 medals. India also bagged three 2024 Paris Olympic quotas while they had won two Tokyo Games quota places from the Changwon worlds. Even from the perspective of Olympic events, India had a silver at the Changwon worlds while this year they improved that to gold, won by Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil in the men's 10m air rifle competition. Besides the quota won by Rudrank...
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French Open: Sameer Verma scores upset win, Kidambi Srikanth outperforms Lakshya Sen | Badminton News – Times of India

PARIS: Kidambi Srikanth prevailed over Lakshya Sen in an all-Indian duel to advance to the men's singles second round of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament on Wednesday. Sameer Verma, meanwhile, registered an upset win over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia to also make it to the second round. Srikanth, the 2021 World Championships silver winner, beat junior compatriot Sen 21-18 21-18 in a first round match that lasted 46 minutes. This was only the second career match between the top two Indian shuttlers. Sen had lost to his senior compatriot in their earlier meeting at the semifinals of the 2021 World Championships to settle for a bronze medal. Srikanth next faces the winner of the first round match between Rasmus Gemke of Denmark and Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. The unseede...
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T20 World Cup: ‘One eye on screen, the other on the heavens’ – Ireland’s Simi Singh narrates dressing room emotions during last stages of England match

Simi Singh didn’t play against England because the team management decided to pick an extra seamer looking at the overcast conditions in Melbourne. He was replaced by medium pacer Fionn Hand, who might have bowled the ball of the tournament to knock out Ben Stokes. The 35-year-old narrated the raw emotions in the Irish dressing room after they upstaged England by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. The last over “It started raining heavily when (Gareth) Delany started the last over (15th of the England innings). One eye was on the big screen, where they were showing the DLS score, and the other was on heaven. We were keenly following the DLS score. Everyone was hoping for the rain to stay on, and it did,” Singh told The Indian Express from Melbourne. “When we actually f...
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T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly hopes BCCI will ‘sort out’ Indian team’s food problem | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday did not read too much into the issue of some Indian players refusing to eat the food provided by the T20 World Cup organisers after a practice session in Sydney. Cold sandwiches and falafel (spiced mashed chickpeas or other pulses) were served to the Indian players after practice session on Tuesday and some of them refused the offering, opting for meals in their hotel rooms instead. India play Netherlands in their second T20 World Cup match on Thursday. "I'm sure BCCI will sort this out," said Ganguly while talking to reporters at the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club here. Ganguly also spoke about Ireland's stunning victory over England in the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, a five-run win via Duckworth-Lewis method at the Melbourn...
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CAB names six players for Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sports BureauKOLKATACricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has named six players for the prestigious Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award.According to a CAB release on Wednesday, Uday Bhanu Banerjee and Gargi Banerjee will get the award for 2019-20. Sambaran Banerjee and Lopamudra Banerjee will be honoured for 2020-21, while Ashok Malhotra and Mithu Mukherjee will be awarded for the 2021-22 season.The awards will be given away on CAB’s annual day, which will be held after a gap of two years, on October 29.Legendary seamer Jhulan Goswami, internationals Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh and Shahbaz Ahmed and prominent players such as Ishan Porel, Abishek Porel, Mukesh Kumar and Ravi Kumar will get special awards for various achievements. Source link