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Day: October 28, 2022

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Of swivel serves and taking risks: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty stun World No. 1

At some point in the moments post leading 20-16 in the opening set, Chirag Shetty tried his swivel-serve. The top Indian doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were playing Japan’s World No 1 pair of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi. Shetty’s swivel serve aims to confound — he swings his serving shoulder along the ribcage axis and seeks to muddle the receiving of the serve by masking the exact moment and angle of release and attacks on the subsequent second shot with speed. Many mistake his trying-too-hard for nervous restlessness when it all goes kaput. On Friday, playing in their favourite tournament the French Open where they’ve had some memorable weekend forays, Shetty once again brought the 20-16 advantage to a 20-20 game-on situation. But doubles is about bold ...
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Horoscope Today, 29 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 may feel dull, You may also have some health issues, which may likely to affect your day today work. You find yourself under mysterious fear, which may make you sensitive and emotional. You are advised to avoid rush driving and adventure tours. You are also attracted by occult....
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It wasn’t the fact that we won, but how we won that was important for us: Sikandar Raza

A day after Zimbabwe stunned Pakistan, pushing them to the brink of an early elimination from the T20 World Cup, the team hasn’t had much time to celebrate. They had to take the long flight from Perth to Brisbane – from the Western Australian coast to the eastern seaboard – to face Bangladesh. Sikandar Raza, whose three wickets helped Zimbabwe to the nail-biting victory, spoke to The Indian Express about the win, his performance, and his career in general. Incredible group this! Thanks for the continuous support to Chevrons from home and abroad Next destination Brisbane#t20worldcup #t20 #zimvspak #zimbabwe #visitzimbabwe #cricket #chevrons #alhamdulillah #alwaysalhamdulillah #inshaallah #prayers #grateful pic.twitter.com/Ow3VWSRYI8 — Sikandar Raza (@SRazaB24) October 28, 2022 EXCERPTS:...
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Man Utd’s Antony says his tricks are ‘art’ and will carry on

Manchester United’s Brazil winger Antony vowed to continue with his tricks after accusations he was “showboating” during his side’s 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday. The 22-year-old who is well-known for his flair produced one incredible 720 degree spin with the ball seemingly glued to his left foot during the Europa League tie. United manager Erik ten Hag said he would “correct” the player if his tricks were “not functional” but in a post on Instagram on Friday, Antony said he would continue to dazzle. Antony spin.. 🌪️pic.twitter.com/aar1ynCOmh — Extra Time Indonesia (@idextratime) October 27, 2022 “We’re known for our art and I’m not going to stop doing what got me where I am,” Antony, who features in numerous showboating reels on social media, said. Antony’s next touch foll...
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Pay equity for India women cricketers is not a destination, it’s just a journey: Anjum Chopra

Former India captain Anjum Chopra feels that the BCCI’s decision to pay centrally-contracted female cricketers the same match fees as their male counterparts is a massive development, but also just “momentary.” “Equal pay parity is a brilliant decision taken by the BCCI. It’s not a new dawn. These things are momentary. They are rewards that players are receiving because of their consistent performances over the years,” Anjum told The Indian Express. “These rewards are not the destination, it is just a journey. As a player, you love all the accolades. This is a recognition of their hard work. Players now know that if they keep producing good results, more rewards will follow,” she said. Now the Indian women cricketers will receive Rs 15 lakh per Test, Rs 6 lakh per ODI, and Rs 3 lakh per...
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Qatar summons German envoy over World Cup rights criticism

Qatar summoned the German ambassador on Friday over remarks by Germany’s interior minister, who appeared to criticize the decision to award the World Cup to the Gulf Arab nation because of its human rights record. It was the first time Qatar has summoned an ambassador following years of heavy international scrutiny of its treatment of migrant workers and criminalization of homosexual relations, and comes as authorities there appear increasingly fed up with such criticism. Qatar, whose gas riches have made it among the wealthiest countries on earth, will be the first Arab or Muslim nation to host the world’s biggest sporting event. Over 1.2 million fans are expected to descend on the tiny desert nation for the month-long tournament that begins on Nov. 20. German Interior Minister Nancy F...
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Disappointed but right call was made: Jos Buttler on washout

England skipper Jos Buttler was understandably left disappointed after their crucial T20 World Cup clash against Australia was abandoned due to rain but insisted that the right call was made as conditions were not fit to take the field. For England, it was their second successive game that was affected by rain. While not a single ball was bowled on Friday, England had lost to Ireland via DLS method after rain played spoilsport towards the end of the game. “They (the umpires) had some big concerns and, I think, rightly so. The outfield is very wet, there are some areas within the 30-yard circle which were not fit to play. As much as we all want to play cricket, it has to be safe and it certainly wasn’t that,” said Buttler. “I think every bowler who bowled there would have had concerns. P...
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Top physical form helped soccer player in Italy knife attack

Being in top physical form helped Spanish soccer player Pablo Marí avoid life-threatening injuries in a knife attack at an Italian shopping center, the surgeon who operated on his wounded back said Friday. “The surgery was a relatively simple one. Luckily there were only two damaged muscles,” said Osvaldo Chiara, the director of the general surgery and trauma team at the Niguarda hospital in Milan. “(Marí’s) muscular mass is such that the length of the knife that was used couldn’t pass through the rib cage and hit his lung.” Monza, the Serie A club that Marí plays for on loan from Arsenal, said that Marí should spend another “two or three days” recovering at the hospital. The club added that Marí will likely need two months of rest before resuming physical activity, while Monza CEO Adri...
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ISL: Mumbai City continue unbeaten run with 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters | Football News – Times of India

KOCHI: Mumbai City FC continued their unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory over Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday. First-half goals from Mehtab Singh and Jorge Diaz were enough to secure all three points for the Islanders. Kerala Blasters lost their third consecutive game after winning the ISL opener earlier this month. The hosts made two changes to the side that lost in Bhubaneswar last week. Ruivah Hormipam was replaced by Victor Mongil. Up front, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi dropped to the bench as Rahul Kannoly Praveen took his place in the starting line-up. Mumbai City made just one change to their line-up -- Diaz returned to the starting eleven as Alberto Noguera dropped to the bench. The Islanders took the lead after 21 minutes. The ...
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Mandeep scores brace as India down New Zealand 4-3 in Pro League opener | Hockey News – Times of India

It's a new season of Pro League but India continued their old practice of scoring goals at the very end. On Friday, India were trailing 2-3 against New Zealand at the end of the third quarter in their Pro League opener at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. But just like the innumerable instances during last season, the hosts did not give up till the very end and Mandeep Singh scored two goals in the 52nd and 57th minute to help India win the game 4-3. Apart from the two goals, Mandeep, who won the player of the match award, also helped India win the penalty stroke which Harmanpreet Singh converted in the 42nd minute to make it 2-3 for the hosts. Even after India took the lead in the fourth quarter, New Zealand had the opportunity to equalise when they won three back-to-back penalty corners...
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Disappointed but right call was made: Jos Buttler on washout | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: England skipper Jos Buttler was understandably left disappointed after their crucial T20 World Cup clash against Australia was abandoned due to rain but insisted that the right call was made as conditions were not fit to take the field. For England, it was their second successive game that was affected by rain. While not a single ball was bowled on Friday, England had lost to Ireland via DLS method after rain played spoilsport towards the end of the game. "They (the umpires) had some big concerns and, I think, rightly so. The outfield is very wet, there are some areas within the 30-yard circle which were not fit to play. As much as we all want to play cricket, it has to be safe and it certainly wasn't that," said Buttler. "I think every bowler who bowled there would have had ...
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Watch: Shadab Khan in tears after Pakistan’s shock defeat against Zimbabwe

After Pakistan were beaten by Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup 2022 match in Perth, a video of Shadab Khan crying in the pavilion has gone viral on social media. In the video, it can be seen that Shadab looked inconsolable as he went down on his knees before being taken back to the pavilion by one of his team members. Shadab Last Night..😓#WorldCup2022 #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/0zdAMbtJqY — PriNce__🍁 (@UmerNazir_44) October 28, 2022 Defending a modest 131, Zimbabwe restricted Pakistan to 129/8 to cause one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. It was Pakistan’s second defeat in as many matches after the four-wicket loss to arch-rivals India in another thrilling contest. As expected, the result did not go down well with former Pakistan greats including ex-skipper Wasim Akram and legendar...
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PKL: Tamil Thalaivas thrash Jaipur Pink Panthers | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Tamil Thalaivas came out all guns blazing under new head coach Ashan Kumar and recorded a 38-27 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League on Friday. Narender put up a superb performance with 13 points in the match. Tamil Thalaivas got off to a stupendous start as they inflicted an ALL OUT in the 6th minute and took a massive 12-1 lead. V Ajith Kumar tried to fight back for the Panthers, but Thalaivas' defender M Abishek stood tall as his team continued to extend its lead. The team from Tamil Nadu tackled Arjun Deshwal in the 14th minute and attained a 12-point lead at 17-5. The defenders were backed up brilliantly by Narender's raids as the Thalaivas led 20-8 at the end of the first half. Narender tackled Sunil Kumar and helped the Tamil Nadu side inflict an ALL...
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Sankar Muthusamy reaches BWF World Junior Championships semifinal Santander

Rising Indian shuttler Sankar Muthusamy on Friday assured himself of a medal in the BWF World Junior Championships as he reached the men’s U-19 singles semifinals after defeating Hu Zhe An of China here. Seeded fourth in the tournament, Muthusamy won 21-18, 8-21, 21-16 in a quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and 31 minutes.He became only the ninth Indian to win a medal at the World Junior Championships, the last being Lakshya Sen in 2018 a bronze.Muthusamy faces Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul of Thailand in the semifinal. On Thursday, Muthusamy had beaten Nachakorn Pusri, also of Thailand, 21-10 21-12 in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals while fifth seeded Unnati Hooda had lost to Hina Akechi of Japan 17-21 21-12 18-21 in the women’s singles. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s)...
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Ex-England captain blasts ICC after ENG vs AUS wash-out in T20 World Cup

Former England captain Michael Vaughan slammed the organisers of the ICC T20 World Cup on Friday after two matches were washed out in Melbourne, including the marquee match between Australia and England. The 47-year-old took to Twitter after the high-octane clash between Australia and England got washed out due to rain. “Rainy season in Australia .. Stadium in Melbourne with roof on .. !!!!! Wouldn’t it have been sensible to use it ??? #JustSaying #ICCT20WorldCup2022,” tweeted Vaughan. “Can I also ask why in Sri Lanka where they get huge thunder storms they cover all the ground & get playback on quickly … Why hasn’t the MCG been totally covered for the last 2 days ?????,” he added. Rainy season in Australia .. Stadium in Melbourne with roof on .. !!!!! Wouldn’t it have been sensibl...
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India qualify for final in Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament | Hockey News – Times of India

JOHOR (Malaysia): The Indian junior men's hockey team will face Australia in the final of Sultan of Johor Cup on Saturday after finishing second in the round robin stage. India played out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Great Britain in their last league match on Friday to collect eight points from five games and finish second behind Australia (13 points from five matches). Poovanna CB (7th minute), Amandeep (50th), Araijeet Singh Hundal (53rd) and Sharda Nand Tiwari (56th, 58th) were on target for India while Great Britain scored through Max Anderson (1st, 40th), Harrison Stone (42nd) and Jami Golden (54th, 56th). Australia beat South Africa 6-1 in their last round-robin league match on Friday. Great Britain and Japan ended their campaigns with seven points each while South Africa collect...
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Satwik-Chirag pair in French Open men’s doubles semifinals | Badminton News – Times of India

PARIS: Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stunned top seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan in straight games to enter the semifinals of the French Open badminton tournament on Friday. Seeded seventh in the Super 750 event, Rankireddy and Shetty won 23-21, 21-18 in a quarterfinal match that lasted 49 minutes. The Indian duo will face the Korean pair of Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho in the semifinals. SAT-CHI shock World No 1️⃣ in the QF! 😳🔝Final score: 23-21, 21-18. 🔥Next 🆙: Semifinals 💥⏳#FrenchOpen2022… https://t.co/0BI04LH0Db— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 1666965154000Rankireddy and Shetty are the only Indians left in the fray in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma lost in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals on Thursday. !(...
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East Bengal aim maiden derby win against ATK Mohun Bagan in ISL

East Bengal will be eyeing their maiden Kolkata derby win in the Indian Super League when they face arch rivals ATK Mohun Bagan at the Salt Lake Stadium. Both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will come into the derby on the back of a win and that will add some spice to the fixture. However, there’s no doubt that the Mariners will be the favourites, having maintained a 100 per cent win record in the past two seasons with four victories in four games. They are on a six-match winning streak over their rivals. Earlier this season, the iconic Salt Lake Stadium hosted a Durand Cup derby, the first after the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sloppy contest, an own goal from East Bengal handed Mohun Bagan victory. ‘No pressure, we play as a team and we need 3 points tomorrow.’ Pritam Kotal shares his thought...
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ICC T20 World Cup 20222 | Bumrah’s absence doesn’t mean we start doing extra stuff: Bhuvneshwar

“The kind of bowler Bumrah is, certainly its a big loss for the team. It’s not as if we would have to do something extra that Bumrah isn’t around” “The kind of bowler Bumrah is, certainly its a big loss for the team. It’s not as if we would have to do something extra that Bumrah isn’t around” Jasprit Bumrah's absence no doubt is a huge loss but that never meant that the current bowling unit would deviate from its individual plans to over-compensate for the premier bowler's absence, senior India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said. While Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to a back stress fracture, Bhuvneshwar himself had endured a tough time during Asia Cup and the subsequent bilateral series as his performance in death overs came under scanner. However, the Meerut man has been i...
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Frustration as rain, rain just won’t go away at T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Cricket's Twenty20 World Cup is in danger of being diminished by bad weather after more rain forced the abandonment of both matches in Melbourne on Friday including an Australia-England blockbuster. Forecasters warn that more rain -- but also some sun -- is on its way in the coming days in Australian cities hosting what should be the pinnacle of cricket's shortest format. The famed Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will stage the final on November 13, was buffeted by almost non-stop rain on Friday. First the weather claimed Ireland's match against Afghanistan without a ball being sent down, meaning the Afghans have had two of their three World Cup matches abandoned because of rain. They lost the other. (ANI Photo)Teams take one point each when a match is washed out and they are...