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Need a member of our choice in the probe panel … it’s a sensitive issue: Bajrang Punia

Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia has insisted that the protesting wrestlers, who have made sexual harassment charges against Wrestling Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, want a nominee of their choice in the probe panel set by Sports Ministry. Speaking to The Indian Express, Bajrang said, “The women wrestlers who have faced sexual harassment are willing to talk to the Oversight Committee only if the person we suggest is added to the committee. This is a sensitive issue and they need to be confident that a fair probe will be conducted.” During the meeting with the sports minister Anurag Thakur late on Friday, the names of members of the committee were not agreed upon and the wrestlers were told to take ‘two to three days’ to discuss among themselves and su...
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Russian athletes could participate in Asian competitions: IOC

Russian and Belarusian athletes could participate in Asian events with the International Olympic Committee looking at options for their return to international competitions. The IOC said on Wednesday the Olympic Council of Asia had offered Russian and Belarusian athletes the chance to compete in Asia. The IOC said in a statement it “welcomed and appreciated the offer from the Olympic Council of Asia to give these (Russian and Belarusian) athletes access to Asian competitions”. That could potentially also include Olympic qualifying events, with Russian and Belarusian athletes unable to compete in Europe due to various restrictions and bans as well as opposition caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The IOC is eager to include Russian and Belarusian athletes as neutrals at the Paris 202...
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Horoscope Today, January 26, 2023: Read daily astrological predictions for all zodiac signs – Times of India

Read your daily horoscope predictions for January 26, 2023, prepared by our astrologer after carefully studying the positions of the sun, moon, and various stars.Aries: Today you may help needy people. It may increase your reputation in the society. You might implement the innovation into the work, which may increase your business. Positive results may make you happy. Love birds may plan for outings or some adventure tours.ALSO READ: Weekly Horoscope 22-28 January 2023 for all Zodiac SignsTaurus: Today you may be dissatisfied, you have some sort of detachment for your responsibilities, which may make you confused. You may plan hypothetically for your projects, you are advised to be practical in your work to complete it on time. You may also be taking care of your parents. It is advised ...
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Government unhappy with wrestlers’ behaviour, unlikely to reconstitute oversight committee

The government is unhappy with the wrestlers’ behaviour and will not reconstitute the oversight committee formed to probe the sexual harassment charges against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Sports Ministry sources said on Wednesday. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had on Monday announced that a five-member oversight committee, headed by legendary boxer M C Mary Kom, will investigate the charges against the Wrestling Federation of India boss and also manage the day-to-day affairs of the sports body. Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sarita Mor and Sakshi Malik, who staged a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar for three days demanding the sacking of the WFI president, expressed disappointment that they were not consulted before the formation of the committee. “The ministry has no plans t...
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Umpire hit on face by ball from drag flick in hockey World Cup match

In a bizarre incident, German umpire Ben Goentgen was hit on the face off a penalty corner strike in the FIH Men’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Netherlands and South Korea on Wednesday. Goentgen was immediately taken off the field for medical attention. The incident happened in the 28th minute when South Korean Jang Jonghyun’s stinging drag flick got deflected from a Netherlands player’s stick and struck the face of Goentgen, who was standing a few meters away from the goal post. Goentgen fell down in pain while his co-umpire Gareth Greenfield of New Zealand and medical staff of the tournament organisers rushed to help him. The injured umpire held his face with one hand and rushed out of the field along with the medical staff. He was later replaced by the reserve umpire of the m...
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Pat Cummins trashes claims that his views caused CA financial loss

Australia’s captain Pat Cummins celebrates after dismissing South Africa’s Khaya Zondo during the third cricket Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 7, 2023. | Photo Credit: AFP Australia Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has rubbished claims that his views on environmental issues caused Cricket Australia a loss of AUD 40 million in sponsorship with Alinta Energy. A week before Australia embark on the tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar series, Cummins is again courting an old controversy which began in October last year when he refused to appear in any advertisements for the sponsor. Reports in SMH had then said that the pace bowler had a meeting with Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley expressing "conce...
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Cricket coach Gurcharan Singh awarded Padma Shri

Indian cricket coach Gurcharan Singh was awarded Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, for coaching Delhi and India cricketers. Among other sports individuals to be accorded Padma Awards were Kalarippayattu exponent S.R.D. Prasad Gurukkal and Thang Ta guru K Shanathoiba Sharma. Gurcharan, 87, whose playing career couldn’t transcend beyond first class cricket, is known for having produced 12 international cricketers and over a hundred domestic players — from Kirti Azad to Ajay Jadeja, Maninder Singh to the more recent Murali Karthik, he had shaped their careers and touched their lives. He was also the second cricket coach in the country to win the prestigious Dronacharya Award after Desh Prem Azad, having won the honor back in 1986. Such was his impact on players...
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Government unhappy with wrestlers’ behaviour, unlikely to reconstitute oversight committee | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government is unhappy with the wrestlers' behaviour and will not reconstitute the oversight committee formed to probe the sexual harassment charges against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Sports Ministry sources said on Wednesday.Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had on Monday announced that a five-member oversight committee, headed by legendary boxer M C Mary Kom, will investigate the charges against the Wrestling Federation of India boss and also manage the day-to-day affairs of the sports body.Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sarita Mor and Sakshi Malik, who staged a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar for three days demanding the sacking of the WFI president, expressed disappointment that they were not consulted before the formation of the committee."The ministry has no...
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Hockey World Cup: Grambusch brothers take Germany to semis, Netherlands join them | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Germany edged out England in penalty shootout under dramatic circumstances after trailing 0-2 two minutes before regulation time to book a berth in the FIH Men's World Cup semifinals where Netherlands joined them with a win over South Korea here on Wednesday.Germany struck in the 58th and 59th minutes through captain Mats Grambusch and his younger brother Tom to take the quarterfinal match to the penalty shootout where they prevailed over a heart-broken England team 4-3, snatching win from the jaws of defeat.Germany, who had finished second in Pool B and defeated France 5-1 in the crossover match, face three-time champions and last edition bronze medallists Australia in the semifinals on Friday.𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟐-𝟐 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 (𝐒𝐎: 𝟑-𝟒)Germany complete an incredible comeback ...
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Real Madrid a team in transition, says Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Cup derby | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Real Madrid are going through a transition period, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Wednesday, adding that a big part of his work this season has been managing the expectations of his players.After the departure of Casemiro to Manchester United and midfield stars like Luka Modric, 37, and Toni Kroos, 33, entering the final stages of their careers, Ancelotti has been mixing up his lineup compared to last season in which Real won LaLiga and the Champions League.However, the Italian has a selection dilemma ahead of Real's Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday with French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni still recovering from a leg injury.Either he brings in Modric and Kroos or keeps faith with Dani Ceballos and Eduardo Camavinga who played in...
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Wimbledon shorten men’s doubles to three sets | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: Wimbledon will shorten men's doubles matches from best-of-five sets to best of three from this year's championships, the All England Club announced on Wednesday.The traditional five-set format had been criticised in the past for discouraging more singles specialists from entering the doubles.Wimbledon was the only grand slam tournament to stage five-set doubles matches, but will now move into line with the Australian Open, French Open and US Open."The decision was made following a wide-ranging consultation and the change brings Wimbledon into line with the other grand slams which stage the gentlemen's doubles in a best-of-three format," the AELTC said in a statement."This update will provide the referee's office with greater certainty when scheduling matches during the event and...
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This marks the start of an era: Overseas stars after WPL bids | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the BCCI announced the successful bidders for the five Women's Premier League teams, overseas stars hailed the "landmark day", saying the development will impact female sports across the globe.The BCCI earned a collective bid of Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of the five clubs.Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Isa Guha wrote, "A landmark day for the women's game.""It sure is HISTORIC. The women's game breaking records already & they haven't even played a game yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI & all involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB (Bangalore), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Lucknow) #WPL," former Australia cricket Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.It sure is HISTORIC. The women’s game breaking records already & the...
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‘Put your middle finger up to all those people who have devalued women’s sport’: Cricketers react to Women’s IPL record franchise bids

The Women’s Premier League is on. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the owners and bids that successfully acquired the five franchises for the tournament’s inaugural edition expected to be played in March. “Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered Rs.4669.99 Cr in total bid,” tweeted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.  The BCCI announced that the five franchises for the inaugural women’s IPL season were, “Adani 1289 Cr for Ahmedabad, MI 912 Cr (Mumbai), RCB 901 Cr (Bangalore), Capri Global 757 Cr (Lucknow), and JSW 810 Cr (Delhi).” 𝐁𝐂𝐂𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞. The combined bid valuation ...
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Hockey World Cup: Spain’s tuk-tuk ride goes wrong, federation president Santiago injured in a fall | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Spain's adventure of riding an open-top tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) went awfully wrong here on Wednesday, injuring their national federation president and former referee Santiago Deo.The Spanish team, which lost to Australia 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Men's Hockey World Cup on Tuesday, perhaps were on their way to the Kalinga Stadium from hotel to watch the quarterfinals and some of them chose to hop onto an open-top vehicle for a little adventure.According to onlookers, the auto rickshaw, carrying a few of the Spanish players and officials, including Santiago, took a U-turn in front of gate number three of the Kalinga Stadium. Santiago fell while jumping off the vehicle and hurt his left knee in the process.The police officials on duty rushed towards Santiago and helped h...
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Wimbledon men’s doubles reduced to best-of-3 format

The men’s doubles format at Wimbledon has been changed to best-of-three sets to bring it in line with the other three Grand Slam tournaments. The All England Club announced the switch from best-of-five sets on Wednesday and said the reduction could attract more players to enter the doubles competition at Wimbledon. It also provides the referee’s office “with greater certainty when scheduling matches during the event,” the club said in a statement. Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell won the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon last July. The Australian pair beat Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-2) on Centre Court. The match lasted 4 hours, 11 minutes. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,argumen...
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Hockey World Cup: When ‘PC king’ Rajinder Singh saw India fall at Kalinga | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Tucked quietly in the West Stand of the Kalinga Stadium, with no fancy tournament ribbon around his neck, a Sikh gentleman appeared no different than the many others from his hockey-loving turbaned community seated around him on Tuesday. Forty-one years ago, at the Wankhede Stadium in Bombay, now Mumbai, Rajinder Singh was doing what India couldn't do consistently in this Hockey World Cup. He scored 12 goals on penalty corners -- still a record for an Indian player in a World Cup.Arms crossed, the 1980 Olympics gold medallist Rajinder was watching the Belgians putting it across India's tormentor in the crossovers, New Zealand. It took his mind back to 1982 when, incidentally, India had beaten New Zealand 3-2 in the classification crossovers before finishing fifth in the tou...
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India’s Renuka Singh wins ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's fast bowling star Renuka Singh clinched the ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year award with her magnificent displays of seam and swing bowling in 2022, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.Renuka Singh bagged 18 ODI wickets at 14.88, economy 4.62 while the pacer scalped 22 T20I wickets at 23.95, economy 6.50.Renuka beat Australia's Darcie Brown, England's Alice Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to become the recipient of ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year 2022.The 26-year-old has generated a lot of noise as a result of her meteoric rise during a hectic year for the India team.In just 29 matches across the two white-ball forms in 2022, the right-armer claimed 40 wickets for her nation, stepping into the shoes of the legendary Jhulan G...
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Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2022

India’s Suryakumar Yadav. File | Photo Credit: AP Swashbuckling Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav was on Wednesday named the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year for his ridiculously good run in the shortest format of the game. Surya had a stellar 2022, breaking an array of records and setting a benchmark in the format.Presenting the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year 2022 👀#ICCAwards— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2023 He beat the likes of Sam Curran, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and Zimbabwe's batting all-rounder Sikandar Raza for the top honour. However, India vice-captain and last year's Cricketer of the Year Smriti Mandhana lost out to Australia's Tahlia McGrath in the women's category.SKY’s stellar year Popularly known as 'SKY', the 32-year-old became just the second bat...
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BCCI announces owners of Women’s IPL teams; combined valuation of ₹4,670 crore

Image for representation only | Photo Credit: AFP The BCCI on Wednesday earned a ₹4,669.99 crore windfall for the sale of five teams in the inaugural Women’s Indian Premier League (WPL) with Adani Sportsline shelling out a massive ₹1,289 crore for the Ahmedabad team, which emerged the most expensive franchise.IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals made successful bids of ₹912.99 crore, ₹901 crore and ₹810 crore respectively to enter the WPL.Capri Global Holdings got the Lucknow franchise for ₹757 crore.“Today is a historic day in cricket as the bidding for teams of inaugural #WPL broke the records of the inaugural Men’s IPL in 2008! Congratulations to the winners as we garnered ₹4,669.99 Cr in total bid,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted.Earlier t...