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Day: August 19, 2023

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Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-0 to give Ange Postecoglou a winning home debut

[ad_1] Perhaps Tottenham will be just fine without Harry Kane. Pape Matar Sarr scored early in the second half and Lisandro Martinez added an own goal to give Tottenham a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday. It was just the kind of result manager Ange Postecoglou needed in his first home game to build a sense of belief as the club — and the fan base — move on from the departure of Kane to Bayern Munich. After a lively first half, Sarr put Spurs ahead in the 49th minute after Dejan Kulusevski made a good run down the right and broke into the area. The Swede’s low cross was deflected into the path of Sarr, who slotted it into the roof of the net from close range. The game had been wide open in the first half and the goal turned up the tempo even more, w...
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Mehuli Ghosh wins medal, Paris quota at shooting Worlds

[ad_1] Mehuli Ghosh had been giving hints this might happen. Domestic scores are, and should be, taken with a pinch of salt but when Ghosh shot a staggering 637 points in the qualification stage of the Khelo India University Games in May, it seemed like things were clicking into place. The current ISSF world record in the women’s 10m air rifle event is 635.3 and she went flying past that mark. On Saturday, Ghosh won the bronze medal at the 2023 Baku World Championships in the same event, shooting 229.8 to finish third. She also managed to snag India’s fourth 2024 Paris Olympics quota spot. Fifteen-year-old Tilottama Sen, ranked 18th in the world and in her first senior World Championships, finished fourth behind Ghosh. “I can still feel the nerves that I was feeling in the finals. It wa...
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2nd T20I: UAE thrash New Zealand to level the series | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Skipper Muhammad Waseem's impressive knock of 55 paved the way for a convincing seven-wicket triumph for United Arab Emirates over New Zealand on Saturday in Dubai. This victory allowed the hosts to square the three-match T20 series.Opting to bowl first yet again, the UAE were tasked with chasing down a target of 143. Despite an early setback with the dismissal of opener Aryansh Sharma for a duck, Waseem and Vriitya Aravind (25) collaborated effectively to stabilise the innings.Waseem's innings comprised four boundaries and three sixes off 29 deliveries. His resilient performance was brought to an end when a shot against left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner resulted in a catch at extra cover.Asif Khan finished off the job with an unbeaten 48 as he smacked New Zealand skipp...
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Watch: Neymar presented as Al Hilal player in glitzy ceremony

[ad_1] Brazilian superstar Neymar was officially unveiled as an Al Hilal player at the King Fahd International Stadium on Saturday. Neymar signed a two-year contract with the Riyadh-based club after moving from Paris St Germain. Financial details were not disclosed but the transfer is reported to be for a fee of about 90 million euros plus add-ons. “I am very excited to write a new story chasing all the objectives with the club and my team mates – winning more and more titles and fulfilling the club’s ambition,” Neymar had said on Wednesday. NEYMAR JR IS BLUE! 💙💙💙 His full presentation, what an incredible atmosphere from the Al Hilal fans. pic.twitter.com/3671V6jIq2 — Brasil Football 🇧🇷 (@BrasilEdition) August 19, 2023 Last week, Neymar missed PSG’s season-opening 0-0 draw against Lorie...
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Neymar gets rapturous welcome at big-spending Saudi club | Football News – Times of India

[ad_1] RIYADH: Brazilian superstar Neymar was greeted by thousands of adoring fans at Al-Hilal on Saturday as he became the latest world-famous footballer to join the big-spending Saudi Pro League.Flame-throwers and a volley of fireworks lit up the Riyadh sky as the flamboyant forward appeared in Al-Hilal's blue kit at Riyadh's 68,000-capacity King Fahd International Stadium.The 31-year-old, who became the world's most expensive footballer in when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, waved and smiled to the crowd as a drone display spelled "Neymar is blue" above the venue.After his unveiling, along with fellow new signings Malcolm and Yassine Bounou, the stadium lights came on and the Muslim call to prayer rang out over the loudspeakers.Excitement has been high for Neymar, who joins a ...
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Jasprit Bumrah might give tough competition to Hardik Pandya for ODI vice-captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah appears to be a strong contender to become vice-captain of the Indian team, alongside all-rounder Hardik Pandya, for the upcoming Asia Cup as well as ODI World Cup, starting October 5.While Pandya has been made the regular T20I captain, Bumrah, who has made an international comeback against Ireland in the ongoing T20I series that started on Friday, is set to give tough competition to the colourful Baroda all-rounder."If you look in terms of leadership seniority, Bumrah is ahead of Pandya as he captained the Test team in 2022. He has also been ODI vice-captain before Pandya during the ODI tour of South Africa."Don't be surprised if you see Bumrah being made an ODI deputy to Rohit for both Asia Cup and World Cup. There is a reason why he was ...
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World Cup: R Praggnanandhaa draws Fabiano Caruana in first game of semifinals

[ad_1] Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa held fancied American player Fabiano Caruana to a draw in the first game of the semifinals of the FIDE World Cup chess tournament here on Saturday. The 17-year old Praggnanandhaa waged a gritty battle against the American to share the honours in 78 moves.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 8: Sunny Deol film to enjoy another successful weekend, earns over Rs 335 crore 2 Refund scam: Amazon’s internal probe on iPhone purchases leads to student’s arrest in Bengaluru See More Having drawn Saturday’s encounter with black pieces, the Indian GM now has the advantage of playing with white on Sunday. Meanwhile, world no.1 Magnus Carlsen took a big step towards the fin...
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Watch: Sourav Ganguly’s motivational words in Delhi Capitals’ off-season camp | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: 'We did not do everything right' last season admitted Sourav Ganguly as the Delhi Capitals' Director of Cricket vowed to come back stronger while addressing a young brigade during franchise's first off-season camp for IPL 2024 on Saturday.Addressing a set of domestic players from both men's and women's teams that included the likes of Yash Dhull, Khaleel Ahmed, Ganguly gave an inspiring speech pointing out the down side of the forgettable 2023 season. "It was a very very poor season, by any standards and I think we did not do well enough. So it's important for us that we learn from that and come back as a better team. There is no harm in losing but the problem will be when we don't improve and get better," said Ganguly."We have 6 months. We will give you everything, eve...
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The only way that can happen is if KL Rahul doesn’t get fit: Ravichandran Ashwin on Ravi Shastri’s Virat Kohli at No. 4 comment

[ad_1] Former India coach Ravi Shastri had recently weighed in India’s number 4 position conundrum when he suggested that Virat Kohli can bat there if need be. “If Virat has to bat at four, he will bat at four in the interest of the side. You know, there were times I thought of it,” Shastri had said in a chat on Star Sports’ Selection Day show. Now, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has given his own two cents on the topic, saying that Kohli can only be slotted in that position if KL Rahul does not play. “Virat Kohli batted at number 4 in that (2011) World Cup. In fact, Ravi Bhai has mentioned that, if necessary, Virat Kohli should bat at number 4. I think he mentioned that so that we can accommodate a left-hander. The only way that can happen is if KL Rahul doesn’t get fit, and when t...
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‘A monumental triumph’: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian women wrestlers for U-20 world title | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the Indian women wrestlers' triumphant feat at the U-20 World Championship as a "monumental triumph," marking a historic moment for Indian sports. The women's wrestling team secured the coveted team title for the first time in the championship's history, an achievement that showcases their exceptional talent and dedication.The Prime Minister took to X (formerly Twitter) to express his pride in the team's extraordinary performance. "A monumental triumph for Indian Women Wrestlers! Our team has won the Women Wrestling team title at the 2023 U-20 World Championships, delivering an unparalleled performance with 7 medals, of which 3 are Golds," he stated.Highlighting the individual accomplishments within the team, Prime Minister Modi n...
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Lasith Malinga set to return to Mumbai Indians as fast bowling coach: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After a two-year stint with Rajasthan Royals, former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is set to return to Mumbai Indians, this time as a fast bowling coach. Malinga will be replacing New Zealander Shane Bond in the support staff of the five-time champions. Bond, the Kiwi veteran had held the position for the past nine seasons. However an IPL source confirmed to PTI that Bond's contract with Mumbai is still under review."MI's contract with Bond is still not over as yet," the source said.Earlier, ESPNCricinfo has reported that it's also not clear whether Bond would continue as the head coach of MI Emirates in the ILT20 where they finished third this year.Malinga had a fruitful career with Mumbai Indians winning five titles overall -- four in IPL (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) an...
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It’s completely overhyped: Ben Duckett on sledging by Aussie players | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: During this year's Ashes series, which concluded in a 2-2 draw, England's opener Ben Duckett disclosed that he didn't encounter any sledging from the Australian cricketers. He further noted that the actual dynamics on the field stood in stark contrast to the media-generated hype surrounding the series."I actually feel it's completely overhyped. Most of the back and forth was just niggle in the media. On the field, they are not niggly at all. I hope they don't mind me saying this but they are a bunch of nice guys who are very good at cricket. I don't think I got sledged once in the whole series," Duckett was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.While he didn't experience any sledging from the Australian players, Duckett reminisced about a lighthearted exchange he had with o...
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‘Got to move on’: England’s Harry Brook disappointed after World Cup snub | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Young England batter Harry Brook has expressed disappointment over his exclusion from ODI World Cup squad which takes place later this year in India. All-rounder Ben Stokes' return to one-day international cricket had a significant impact on Brook not being included in England's initial roster for their title defense in the 50-over tournament.Brook, 24, had established himself as one of England's most promising emerging players, notably contributing to the thrillingly tied Ashes series against Australia. However, despite his promising performances, England's selectors made the decision to not include him from the 15-man squad scheduled for the upcoming four preparatory matches against New Zealand in September.The same group will most likely be chosen to try and retain t...
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Poor water quality halts Paris Olympics swimming test event in the Seine

[ad_1] Paris Olympics organizers and other officials canceled a paratriathlon swimming test event Saturday in the Seine River because of new concerns about water quality. The competition was transformed into a duathlon instead, involving just running and biking. The cancellation is a fresh blow both to organizers of the 2024 Summer Games and to the city’s ambitions to reopen the iconic river to public swimming after next year’s Olympics. Swimmers took to the Seine in competition on Thursday and Friday, but results of water quality tests showed “significant discrepancies” in the hours leading up to Saturday’s events, organizers said in a statement. It said officials from World Triathlon, the Paris Olympics, Paris City Hall and the Paris region jointly decided to cancel Saturday’s events “...
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During rehab, Jasprit Bumrah slightly increased his run-up with bigger follow-through | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: It took exactly 10 months and 23 days for Jasprit Bumrah to wear the India 'Blues' but it was worth the wait as the speedster looks all set to spearhead India's World Cup campaign with a slight tweak in his action to prevent big injuries in near future.While Indian cricket establishment will need to handle its most prized asset with utmost care, people in the know of things feel that post surgery and extensive rehabilitation, Bumrah can continue playing all three formats as he knows his body very well.During the first T20 International against Ireland in Malahide, it wasn't just his figures of 2 for 24 in 4 overs which brought a lot of relief and joy to the Indian team management but also knowing the process that he has undergone while doing rehabilitation and 'Return t...
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‘I would urge…’: Former India coach to Indian fans | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India last lifted the ODI World Cup trophy at home in 2011. Now, after a span of 12 years, will the Indian fans get to witness history repeating again on home soil? Former India coach Greg Chappell believes it is quite possible as home advantage makes India a huge favourite but at the same time he suggested to be cautious and should not be heartbroken if things don't go your way."Home advantage makes a huge difference and I am very sure India will start favourites on home soil. When I was coach of India one thing I observed was that the Indians are very comfortable in dealing with any challenges thrown at them by any opposition at home," Greg Chappell while speaking on RevSportz as part of the World Cup edition of the Backstage With Boria said."It was evident to me sitt...
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USA qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The United States qualified for the ICC Under-19 ODI World Cup after a strong performance in the Americas qualifiers, joining the 15 other countries already qualified for the championship in Sri Lanka next year.They won five of six matches to finish first in the four-team qualifiers with 10 points, the same as Canada, but with a higher net run-rate (4.84).They beat Bermuda to start their qualification campaign, but a loss to Canada provided some interest.However, the United States responded with another victory over Bermuda before going on to defeat Argentina twice, including a score of 515 in one game.Rain forced a 22-over-a-side game in the critical final match against Canada. Before sealing the chase to make the cut, the USA held their opponents to 92/9.Afghanistan, ...
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15 years in international cricket: Virat Kohli career in numbers

[ad_1] Record-breaking home seasonKohli managed 1252 runs at an average of 65.89, including four hundreds, in 12 Tests in the 2016-17 home season, setting a record as captain, outstripping the 1058 (ave.96.18), including four hundreds, in six Tests by Graham Gooch in 1990. [ad_2] Source link
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Watch: ‘Gadar’ promo of India vs Pakistan Asia Cup clash feat. ‘Tara Singh’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is set to witness a thrilling face-off between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. It will be the first time in more than four years that the two teams will meet in an ODI match. The last encounter between India and Pakistan in the 50-over format took place during the 2019 ODI World Cup in England.This much-awaited clash is scheduled to take place on September 2 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. Both teams are placed in Group A of the tournament. The Asia Cup is not just an important competition in itself, but it also holds great significance as a preparation platform for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by India starting from October 5.Promoting the exciting match, the official ...
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Sweden beat Australia in third-place playoff to win World Cup bronze | Football News – Times of India

[ad_1] Sweden won their fourth Women's World Cup bronze medal on Saturday, defeating co-host Australia 2-0 in the third-place playoff at Lang Park in Brisbane.After a VAR review revealed that Australia's Clare Hunt pinched Stina Blackstenius' heels, the Swedes were granted a penalty in the 28th minute, and Fridolina Rolfo stroked home the resultant spot kick.Following another rapid counter-attack, Sweden captain Kosovare Asllani rifled a lovely drive from the edge of the penalty area past goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold to extend their advantage shortly after the hour mark.While the Matildas were unhappy to finish the World Cup with another defeat, they nevertheless earned their greatest result at the competition, having never before advanced past the quarter-final stage.Both teams were unch...