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Gukesh D plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in Rd 9 of Tata Steel Masters Wijk

India’s 16-year-old Grandmaster Dommaraju Gukesh, playing with black pieces, held five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen to a draw in the ninth round of the Tata Steel Masters being held in Wijk aan Zee on Tuesday. Having beaten Carlsen in an online rapid chess game last year, it was the first time the teen was facing Carlsen in over-the-board classical chess. And Carlsen, having previously lost to current leader Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan and Dutch GM Anish Giri in the tournament, was under pressure in his bid to defend his title. But Gukesh, who was coming on the back of an impressive win over Iranian Parham Maghsoodloo in the previous round, didn’t make any mistakes to give Carlsen the edge. “This game was special for me because it was my first classical game against Carls...
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India vs New Zealand: Magician’ Shardul turns match India’s way with two quick wickets

Shardul Thakur is often called a ‘Magician’. When wickets aren’t falling, or a partnership needs to be broken, skipper Rohit Sharma just throws the ball to Thakur. If the team needs some runs, Thakur will deliver with the bat too. Social media has termed him ‘Lord Shardul’ as the Mumbai player has delivered in both departments. Thakur was dropped from the home series against Sri Lanka but the selectors picked him for the three ODIs against New Zealand. His performance prompted the panel to add him as the 21st member of the core group of probables to be rotated ahead of the 50-over World Cup to be played at home. Sharma said Thakur has a knack of taking wickets at crucial times. New Zealand were sailing at one stage in the pursuit of 386 on Tuesday. At one stage, they were 184/2 in 25 o...
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Ahead of World Cup, Rohit Sharma adopting new avatar to give India quicker starts

Rohit Sharma’s 85-ball 101 during India’s 90-run victory over New Zealand on Tuesday ended a long-awaited drought of centuries, going back three years. In that time, though, his stats suggest he has made a key change to his approach at the top of the innings. With the 2023 World Cup on the horizon, the Indian captain is trying to transform himself into an aggressive opener and give India the kind of quick-fire starts that Virender Sehwag gave during the 2011 World Cup. The former opener scored 380 runs from seven games at an average of 47.50 and a blistering strike rate of 122.50 in the tournament. Prior to Tuesday, since his last 100, Rohit had been averaging 39.61 from 15 innings at a strike rate of 103.62, giving his side quick starts with the bat, going after the bowlers right from ...
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Conor McGregor denies woman’s assault allegation on yacht

Conor McGregor is under investigation in Ireland and Spain over assault allegations made by a woman who told police the UFC fighter “would have killed me” if she hadn’t jumped from his yacht last July. The unidentified woman claims McGregor kicked her in the midsection and punched her on his yacht after partying at Ocean Beach Club in Ibiza on July 16 for McGregor’s 34th birthday. She jumped from the yacht, near the island of Formentera, and was eventually picked up by a Red Cross boat, per the Majorca Daily Bulletin. “It was as if he was possessed. I knew that I had to get off the boat because I thought that he was going to kill me,” the woman told Ireland police, according to Spanish newspaper. “We have mutual friends and I have met him numerous times. I can’t believe what he did to m...
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‘First ODI ton in 3 years’: Rohit Sharma takes aim at broadcaster | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: Rohit Sharma wasn’t too pleased with BCCI's official broadcaster Star Sports showing his 85-ball 101 in the third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday was the Indian captain’s first in this format in three years.Replying to a question about the three-year gap between his 29th and 30th ODI century-his last ton in this format came in January 2020 against Australia, a visibly irritated Rohit said: “Regarding the first hundred in three years, I’ve played only 12 ODIs in three years, so three years sounds a lot..”When the journalist told him that it wasn’t a critical observation of him, Rohit shot back: “You guys should know what’s happening. I know that it was shown on the broadcast, sometimes, you (the broadcasters) need to show the right things also. The last e...
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Rohit Sharma says Australia Test series won’t be easy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India stamped his supremacy by completing back-to-back ODI series whitewash against Sri Lanka and New Zealand but captain Rohit Sharma reckoned that there is no place for complacency as the upcoming Test series against Australia will pose a different challenge."Honestly, we don't talk too much about rankings. It's about winning games and it won't be different when we play the Tests against Australia. It won't be an easy challenge but we're up for it," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.Captain @ImRo45 collects the trophy as #TeamIndia clinch the #INDvNZ ODI series 3⃣-0️⃣ 👏🏻👏🏻Scorecard ▶️… https://t.co/TBppsbzWTr— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674576981000"In the last six games we've done most things right in ODIs. We're consistent in our approach with the bat and ball."India rested...
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Australia enter WC semifinals for 12th time on trot, title holders Belgium also in last-four

Defending champions Belgium and three-time winners Australia booked semifinal spots in the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup after getting the better of Spain and New Zealand in their respective quarterfinal matches here on Tuesday. While Australia toiled hard for a 4-3 win over Spain in the first quarterfinal, Belgium did not face much problem in their 2-0 win over India’s conqueror New Zealand in the second last-eight match of the day at the Kalinga Stadium. With the win over Spain, Australia made their 12th straight semifinals in the World Cup. Winners of the 1986, 2010 and 2014 editions, Australia have made it to the semifinals of a World Cup on 11 occasions since the 1978 edition in Buenos Aires. They had lost to the Dutch in the semifinals in a penalty shootout in the last edition here i...
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India become No.1 ODI team with series sweep over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A new season. A new beginning. And India start the dawn of a new era in ODI cricket. Team India dished out a comprehensive performance to inflict a 3-0 whitewash on New Zealand and go top of the ICC ODI rankings on Tuesday.India recorded back to back ODI series clean sweeps at home. India had blanked Sri Lanka before registering 3-0 sweep against the Black Caps.The new No.1 team in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings 🤩More 👉 https://t.co/sye7IF4Y6f https://t.co/hZq89ZPO31— ICC (@ICC) 1674574569000India dislodged England, who became the number one ranked-team merely three days back following New Zealand's loss to India in the second ODI, to become the numero uno team in the ODIs.Winning home bilateral ODI series has become more than just a habit for the Men in Blue. ...
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Title holders Belgium beat New Zealand 2-0 to enter World Cup semis | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Defending champions Belgium and three-time winners Australia booked semifinal spots in the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup after getting the better of Spain and New Zealand in their respective quarterfinal matches on Tuesday.While Australia toiled hard for a 4-3 win over Spain in the first quarterfinal, Belgium did not face much problem in their 2-0 win over India's conqueror New Zealand in the second last-eight match of the day at the Kalinga Stadium.With the win over Spain, Australia made their 12th straight semifinals in the World Cup.Winners of the 1986, 2010 and 2014 editions, Australia have made it to the semifinals of a World Cup on 11 occasions since the 1978 edition in Buenos Aires.They had lost to the Dutch in the semifinals in a penalty shootout in the last edition he...
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Alpine skiing-Shiffrin claims 83rd World Cup win to set women’s record

American Mikaela Shiffrin claimed yet another record in her trophy-laden career as she secured an 83rd women’s World Cup victory on Tuesday, moving her to the top of the list past her compatriot Lindsey Vonn. After a few near-misses since matching Vonn’s mark in Kranjska Gora earlier this month, Shiffrin sealed her milestone win in the giant slalom at the Italian resort of Kronplatz. The four-time overall World Cup champion clocked the fastest first leg down the Erta slope with Swiss reigning giant slalom world champion Lara Gut-Behrami 0.13 seconds behind. Gut-Behrami piled on the pressure with a superb second run but Shiffrin, 27, responded and consolidated her advantage to claim victory by 0.45 seconds overall.Italy’s Federica Brignone was third. MIKAELA SHIFFRIN MAKES HISTORY‼️ 👑🐐 ...
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Ravindra Jadeja bowls 17 overs on return; TN 183/4 | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Returning to competitive cricket after close to six months, India's premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went wicket-less in his 17 overs on a slow Chepauk pitch, as Tamil Nadu made 183/4 against Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday.In the presence of national selector Sridharan Sharath, who was seen talking to Jadeja after the first day's play, the star left-arm spinner's fitness was put to test ahead of the Australia Test series.He ended the day with none for 36.Jadeja is leading Saurashtra in their last group league match with Cheteshwar Pujara and regular captain Jaydev Unadkat rested ahead of the marquee four-match rubber, beginning at Nagpur on February 9.The all-rounder, who pulled out after injuring his knee during the Asia Cup last September, is also part o...
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Tsitsipas subdues Lehecka to reach Australian Open semi-final | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open semi-finals for the fourth time as the Greek saw off rising Czech Jiri Lehecka 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-4 on Tuesday.The third seed dominated the opening set after breaking a nervy Lehecka early on but was pushed hard after that against the 21-year-old who has enjoyed a breakout tournament.Lehecka, who had never won a Grand Slam match before arriving in Melbourne, used his powerful baseline game to stay with Tsitsipas in the second set but the Greek raised his game to ease through the tiebreak.Tsitsipas was forced to save three successive break points at 3-3 in the third set as Lehecka threatened to extend the Rod Laver Arena clash.The 24-year-old then pounced with Lehecka serving at 4-5, reaching match point with a searing backhand pass a...
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Top 5 – The Best of Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill’s opening stands

95 run stand vs Sri Lanka (Thiruvananthapuram)In the same series, the third ODI in Trivandrum saw the new Indian ODI opening pair of Rohit and Gill put on 95 runs for the first wicket. Gill was the aggressor here, smashing a 97 ball 116, with 2 sixes and 14 fours. Rohit scored a 49 ball 42. India put on a mammoth 390/5 on the board and then wrapped up the SL innings for 73, winning the match by a record margin of 317 runs. Source link
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Middle East money forcing Liverpool, Manchester United to seek new investment: Experts

Middle Eastern investment in European clubs and the collapse of a planned Super League are the main driving factors behind two of England’s most storied football teams, Liverpool and Manchester United, seeking new investors, industry experts have told Reuters. United’s owners, the American Glazer family, began looking at new investment or a potential sale last year, with British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s company INEOS entering the bidding process. Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group also said they would “consider new shareholders”, with the Anfield club struggling to qualify for the lucrative Champions League next season. United and Liverpool are the two most successful teams in English football but have won only one league title each in the past decade. Lisa Neirotti, the Director...
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Rohit Sharma becomes third highest six-hitter in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma finally ended his three-year century drought on Tuesday as he also became the third-highest six-hitter in the history of ODIs.The 35-year-old Rohit slammed his first ODI century since January 2020 during the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Holkar Stadium in Indore.1⃣0⃣1⃣ Runs8⃣5⃣ Balls9⃣ Fours6⃣ SixesLeading from the front - the @ImRo45 way 👏 👏 #TeamIndia | #INDvNZ |… https://t.co/drURV6JL9v— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674557394000Rohit smashed 101 in 85 balls in a knock which consisted of nine fours and six sixes. He scored at a strike rate of 118.82.His six sixes in the match took his tally of maximums to 273, which is the third-highest sixes in the 50-over format. Rohit surpassed Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya, who has 270 sixes in the format...
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Rishabh Pant only Indian in ICC Test team of 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant's return to competitive cricket is uncertain due to his serious car crash he suffered two days before the new year but the Indian wicketkeeper's stellar performances in Test cricket steered him into the ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022.The 25-year-old Pant is also the only Indian to be picked in the team.Pant saw enormous success with the bat in 2022, amassing 680 runs from 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and a strike rate of 90.90. He had two centuries and four fifties in the year.He smashed 21 sixes in Tests in 2022 and was decent with the gloves, producing six stumpings and taking 23 catches.The ICC Men's Test Team of the Year 2022 is out 👀 Find out which players make the XI 📝 #ICCAwards— ICC (@ICC) 1674550899000England skipper Ben Stokes, who transforme...
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‘Not even consulted’: Indian wrestlers unhappy with sports ministry’s newly formed Oversight Committee | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's ace wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sarita Mor on Tuesday expressed their disappointment over not being consulted before the Oversight Committee was formed and said that they were assured that they would be consulted before the formation.The union ministry of youth affairs and sports announced on Monday that the oversight committee has been formed to probe into the sexual harassment allegations levelled against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and its chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Boxing great and Olympic medalist Mary Kom will head the five-member Oversight Committee.हमें आश्वासन दिया गया था कि Oversight Committee के गठन से पहले हमसे परामर्श किया जाएगा। बड़े दुख की बात है कि इस क… https://t.co/oE19vyErb3— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vine...
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Vintage Azarenka downs Pegula to make Australian Open semis | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years at the Australian Open on Tuesday as the two-times champion crushed third seed Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-1 to reach the semi-finals and remain on course for her third Grand Slam crown.Victory marked the first time in a decade that the 33-year-old had made it to the last-four at Melbourne Park and she will make her first appearance in a major semi-final since the U.S. Open in 2020 where she went on to lose in the title clash."Well, it hurts to beat her because I always want her to do well, but the same time I know I have to play my best tennis," Azarenka said of her friend and practice partner Pegula."She's been playing amazing, very consistent and I knew from the first point I have to bring it."We had so many rallies and I wanted to try to s...