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Noah Lyles makes good, takes world title in 100 meters

[ad_1] Noah Lyles captured the 100-meter world championship Sunday, finishing in 9.83 seconds for a victory that reshuffled the deck for next year’s Olympics and cements him as the world’s No. 1 sprinter. It was a victory that maybe only he and those close to him saw coming. The 200-meter specialist, who will defend his title in that event later this week, barely qualified for the shorter race after battling with COVID in the leadup to U.S. nationals last month. More recently, he posted on social media that he could run 9.65 seconds, a thought that defending champion Fred Kerley scoffed at, saying if Lyles did that, he’d run faster. But Kerley didn’t make it out of the semifinal round and Lyles’ closest competition in the final came from Letsile Tebogo, a 20-year-old from Botswana, who ...
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You are not doing yourself 100 percent justice if you are playing with so many expectations: Jasprit Bumrah

[ad_1] India skipper Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday said that if a player plays with the baggage of expectations on his head, it will obviously create a lot of pressure so he was very happy that the younger crop of players in the national team are not carrying that additional weight on their shoulders which could be a hindrance towards fulfilling their true potential. “If you play with a baggage of expectation, you are under pressure. You have to keep those expectations aside. You are not doing yourself 100 percent justice if you are playing with so many expectations,” Bumrah said after his side defeated Ireland by 33 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. “It is tough to pick an XI. It’s a great headache to have. Everyone is eager. Everyone is confident. All of us want...
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James Ward-Prowse has 2 assists as 10-man West Ham beat Chelsea 3-1 in Premier League

[ad_1] James Ward-Prowse had two assists on his West Ham debut to help his new team beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday despite playing with 10 men for 30 minutes, leaving Mauricio Pochettino still looking for a first win as Blues manager. Ward-Prowse set up the first two West Ham goals to upstage Moises Caicedo, who gave away a clumsy penalty for the third goal in injury time after coming on as a second-half substitute for his first Chelsea appearance since his record-breaking $146 million move from Brighton. Ward-Prowse, who joined from relegated Southampton this week, delivered a perfect corner that was headed in by Nayef Aguerd to give West Ham the lead in the seventh minute. Carney Chukwuemeka equalized for Chelsea in the 28th and Enzo Fernandez — who cost Chelsea abou...
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IND vs IRE 2nd T20: IPL star Rinku Singh lives up to his reputation with 38 off 21 in 33-run win over Ireland

[ad_1] Even before Rinku Singh marked the guard for his first international knock, his six-hitting reputation preceded him. A group of excited teenagers waved a two-feet banner that pleaded: “One six this side please.” The gallery buzzed, anticipation bubbled, and a sweaty expectation filled the stands. It has been nearly four months since he muscled himself into their cricket consciousness with a five-ball-five-six heist for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Titans. He would blast 38 off 21 balls to turbocharge India to 185 for 5, a total Ireland fell short by 33 runs, and thus lost the series, but only after he put the audience through a wringer of emotions. The memory of his six-hitting remains, both fresh and sparkling. It shot him to overnight fame, but it could also mould into ...
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‘All of them are confident…’: Jasprit Bumrah reveals a ‘difficult’ situation for him as India captain | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After India sealed the three-match series 2-0 on Sunday, India skipper Jasprit Bumrah revealed a difficult situation for him as the captain of the young side. India took an unassailable 2-0 lead by registering a comfortable 33-run victory against Ireland in the second Twenty20 International in The Village, Dublin. "It's sometimes difficult to pick a XI because all of them are confident and all of them play well in the nets. As a captain, I couldn't ask anything more. All of us had the same dream to play for India and I don't think too much about expectations. If you play with that baggage, you're under pressure. You have to learn to manage the expectations and keep it on the side," Bumrah said during the post-match presentation.Bumrah, who himself is making a comeback t...
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How India triumphed in 2nd T20I for a third straight series win in Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A dominant India downed a fighting Ireland in the second T20I by 33 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin on Sunday. The victory for Jasprit Bumrah and co. in the second game meant India sealed yet another series against the Irish, making it three in a row -- 2018, 2022 and 2023.On the other hand, the defeat for Ireland was their seventh in a row in the shortest format against India as their wait for a maiden win continued. After Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson and Rinku Singh powered India to an imposing 185 for 5, the bowlers, led by Prasidh Krishna fired in unison to hand the visitors a comfortable win.Here's a look at the key moments of the second T20I. Powerplay trouble for IndiaAs Ireland opted to bowl after winning the toss, Indi...
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3rd T20I: New Zealand rebound to claim series win over UAE | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] DUBAI: New Zealand bounced back from their shock loss to the United Arab Emirates to win the third and final T20 in Dubai on Sunday by 32 runs to clinch the series.The UAE had romped to a seven-wicket win on Saturday to register their first victory over New Zealand in any format, but the hosts slumped to 53-5 in pursuit of 167 in the finale.Aayan Afzal Khan, the 17-year-old who starred with the ball in the second match, put up spirited resistance with 42 off 36 balls but the run rate ultimately proved too steep for the UAE.Left-arm medium pace bowler Ben Lister claimed 3-35, including the wickets of captain Muhammad Waseem and Aayan, and effected a run out as the UAE ended well short on 134-7.Will Young made 56 and Mark Chapman (51) hit his second successive half-century to guide ...
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Arshdeep Singh becomes fastest Indian pacer to 50 wickets in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Arshdeep Singh entered his name into the record books by becoming the fastest Indian pacer to take 50 wickets in T20 Internationals. The left-arm pacer achieved the milestone during the second T20I against Ireland on Sunday.Arshdeep removed Ireland opener Andy Balbirnie to get to the landmark in his 33rd innings in the shortest format. He returned figures of 1/29 in 4 overs.Arshdeep is the second fastest overall among Indian bowlers after spinner Kuldeep Yadav (30 T20Is), who recently accomplished the feat in the T20I series against the West Indies.South African pacer Lungi Ngidi sits atop the list among the top 10 teams in the format as he completed his 50 T20I wickets in just 32 innings.Arshdeep shares the second spot with Bangladesh's left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman...
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FIDE World Cup: Praggnanandhaa holds Fabiano Caruana to draw as semifinal heads to tie-break; Magnus Carlsen in final

[ad_1] Teenaged Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa drew the second game of the FIDE World Cup semifinal against American GM Fabiano Caruana on Sunday to push the contest into a tie-break. The 18-year-old Praggnanandhaa tied the two-match classical series against Caruana 1-1. The two players will take part in a tie-break on Monday to decide who advances to the final against world No.1 Magnus Carlsen. Sunday’s match between Praggnanandhaa and world No.3 Caruana ended in a stalemate in 47 moves. Easy for Carlsen Carlsen, who had won the first game on Saturday, settled for a draw in 74 moves against Azerbaijan player Nijat Abasov to book his spot in the final. This was the first time the Norwegian superstar has made it to the World Cup final. INTERACTIVE: You can follow the move-by-move a...
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Haramanpreet says no regret over her Dhaka outburst

[ad_1] Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. File | Photo Credit: AFP Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said on Sunday that she has no regret over her temperamental outburst during the third ODI against Bangladesh last month in Dhaka.Harmanpreet was banned for two matches after she smashed the stumps over the umpire's decision to give her out.Later in the post-match presentation, she had also termed the umpiring "pathetic" during the bilateral series.Following the ban, Harmanpreet will miss India’s first two T20I matches at the Hanghzou Asian Games in September-October."I will not say that I regret anything because at the end of the day as a player you want to see that fair things are happening. As a player, you always have the right to express yoursel...
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Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa vs Caruana semifinal heads to tie-break | Chess News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Teen-aged Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa drew the second game of his FIDE World Cup semifinal against American GM Fabiano Caruana on Sunday, sending the match to a tie-break.Praggnanandhaa, 18, tied the two-match classical series against Caruana 1-1. On Monday, the two players will compete in a tie-break to determine who advances to the final versus world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen.The match between Praggnanandhaa and world No.3 Caruana on Sunday ended in a tie after 47 moves.Carlsen, who won the first game on Saturday, drew in 74 moves against Azerbaijan's Nijat Abasov to secure his place in the final.This was the first World Cup appearance for the Norwegian superstar.Praggnanandhaa, a young chess prodigy from Chennai, became only the second Indian after the famous Visw...
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‘…loose end they need to tie’: Sanjay Manjrekar calls this player ‘loose end’ for Team India ahead of ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has deemed Suryakumar Yadav's selection "a big temptation" for the home team as they gear up for the impending ODI World Cup. Manjrekar highlighted Suryakumar's selection as one of the key aspects that need addressing before the tournament, scheduled to be hosted by India in October-November.Suryakumar has carved a niche for himself as a prolific T20I batter, consistently delivering strong performances in the format.However, he has yet to replicate the same level of success in the 50-over game, which poses a challenge for the upcomingWorld Cup.In an interview with Star Sports, Manjrekar shared his perspective on Suryakumar's potential inclusion in the tournament lineup."I think most issues seem to address that the batter is in pr...
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Watch: Rinku Singh delights crowd with his maiden international knock | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rinku Singh announced his arrival at the international stage in a scintillating fashion playing a breathtaking knock in the second T20I against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.Rinku, who made his international debut in the first T20I but did not get a chance to bat, chipped in with a fine cameo of 38 off just 21 balls in his debut innings.The left-handed Rinku got off to a sedate start before he fired on all cylinders and went hammer and tongs against Ireland bowlers.From 15 off 15 at the end of the 18th over, Rinku smacked his next five balls for 4, 6, 6, 1, 6, before Mark Adair ended his entertaining stay at the crease.Talking about the match, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sanju Samson played impressive knocks to take India to a healthy 185 for 5.Gaikwad made 58 off 43 balls and sh...
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KL Rahul unlikely for Asia Cup, Shreyas Iyer uncertain as selectors unsure about their match fitness

[ad_1] KL Rahul’s return to the national squad might take some more time as the senior selection committee is likely to leave him out for the Asia Cup, while Shreyas Iyer’s return also hangs in the balance. The panel headed by Ajit Agarkar will meet in Delhi on Monday to pick the squad for the continental tournament. Rahul underwent surgery on his right thigh a few months ago, while Iyer too went under the knife for a back injury. Both players have been trying hard to return to competitive cricket but it’s learnt that the selection committee will first assess their fitness reports. It’s the main reason it has summoned National Cricket Academy (NCA) head (sports science and medicine) Nitin Patel. He will be providing fitness updates on Jasprit Bumrah, who is in Ireland now, and on Rahul a...
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2nd T20I: India put into bat after Ireland win toss

[ad_1] India’s captain Jasprit Bumrah and Ireland’s captain Paul Stirling. File | Photo Credit: PTI Ireland captain Paul Stirling won the toss and opted to bat in the second T20 International against India on Sunday. Both teams are fielding unchanged eleven. India won first game by two runs courtesy DLS method. India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson (w), Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Ravi Bishnoi. Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White. [ad_2] Source link
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‘No regret’: Harmanpreet Kaur on her Dhaka outburst | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian women's cricket team, claimed on Sunday that she had no regrets about her emotional outburst during the third ODI against Bangladesh last month in Dhaka.Harmanpreet was suspended for two matches after slamming the stumps in protest of the umpire's decision to call her out.She also called the umpiring throughout the bilateral series "pathetic" later in the post-match presentation.Harmanpreet will miss India's first two T20I matches at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September-October as a result of the punishment."I will not say that I regret anything because at the end of the day as a player you want to see that fair things are happening. As a player, you always have the right to express yourself and what you're feeling," she was quot...
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Further World Cup schedule changes are unlikely to happen: Rajeev Shukla | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Reports have emerged indicating that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has raised apprehensions regarding the hosting of consecutive World Cup matches. In response, Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has stated that any further modifications to the World Cup schedule are improbable.The HCA's concerns were brought to light as they alerted the BCCI about the potential challenges in providing adequate security for two crucial encounters: New Zealand vs Netherlands on October 9 and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on October 10.Rajeev Shukla, who oversees the Hyderabad venue for the World Cup, has conveyed his commitment to addressing the issue. However, he emphasised that altering the World Cup schedule is a complex endeavour, inv...
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Shardul vs Prasidh for extra pacer’s slot; focus on Rahul, Iyer fitness | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Shardul Thakur's superior batting prowess in comparison to the fast bowler Prasidh Krishna could play a pivotal role in determining the choice for the additional paceman in the World Cup squad.Both players are likely to undergo trials if India opt for a 17-member roster for the Asia Cup, the announcement for which is scheduled for Monday.The primary focus of deliberation, however, will revolve around the inclusion of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, senior batsmen who are striving to validate their fitness following thigh and back injuries, respectively.The verdict from NCA's sports science unit, led by Dr. Nitin Patel, will be instrumental in deciding their eligibility for selection.In the event that one of the two players is deemed fit, the combined efforts of head coach Ra...