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India’s winning 4: Three fought injuries, fourth is a footballer-turned-sprinter

[ad_1] AFTER 2 minutes and 59.05 seconds on the track at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Saturday night, the Indian 4×400 metre relay quartet of Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi and Rajesh Ramesh became household names.The unheralded relay squad not only broke the Asian record but also became the first Indian team to reach a World Championship final. The Americans were in the same heat as the Indians. But instead of getting bogged down by the pressure, the Indians ran the race of their lives. On air, commentators were thrilled with the unexpected result and the mighty scare the US got.The lasting image, though it was just for a fleeting second, was Ramesh overtaking American Justin Robinson in the final leg. Whether they win a medal or not in the fin...
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India’s relay heroes finish fifth after clocking another sub-3minute race

[ad_1] The unheralded relay squad not only broke the Asian record but also became the first Indian team to reach a World Championship final where they eventually finished fifth with another sub-3-minute run.The Americans, who were in the same heat as the Indians, bagged the relay title on Sunday. Although a little disappointed with the results in the finals, India’s takeaway has been their splendid run in the heats where they finished second behind USA and also set a new Asian record. Facing the Americans in the heats on Saturday, instead of getting bogged down by the pressure, the Indians ran the race of their lives. On air, commentators were thrilled with the unexpected result and the mighty scare the US got. The lasting image, though it was just for a fleeting second, was Ramesh over...
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Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold at World Athletics Championships | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian superstar Neeraj Chopra created history by winning the gold medal in the javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest. With a remarkable throw of 88.17m, Chopra not only secured his first-ever world championship gold but also became the first Indian to achieve this feat at such a prestigious event.In the final, Chopra faced a minor setback with a foul throw in the opening round, making him the only athlete to not register a throw.However, he made a stunning comeback in his second attempt, hurling the javelin to a distance of 88.17m, whichultimately secured him the top position.Chopra's closest competitor, Arshad Nadeem from Pakistan, managed a best throw of 87.82m, earning him the silver medal. Meanwhile, Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech...
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World Athletics Championships: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra now world champ

[ad_1] Every time Neeraj Chopra starts galloping from the top of the runway with a javelin in his hand there’s a sense of inevitability. That he will medal. He had won almost every medal that mattered when he reached Budapest for the World Championship final. On Sunday night at the National Athletics Centre, Chopra, 24, added the coveted medal missing from his collection – the World Championship gold, his second after last year’s silver. Chopra’s winning throw was measured at 88.17 metres, not even in his top 5 best. Yet, what makes him a special athlete is his innate ability to gauge the conditions and do enough to medal. This time a gold at the Worlds to go with his Olympic gold. On the night it was Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem who went closest to challenging Chopra. Nadeem won the Commonw...
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Bumrah’s return will add depth to Indian attack: Curtly Ambrose

[ad_1] India’s Jasprit Bumrah. File. | Photo Credit: AP West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose was one of the best fast bowlers of his time. Running in at a height of 6 feet and 7 inches and delivering thunderbolts from over a height of 9 feet, Ambrose was one of the most difficult bowlers to encounter for any batter. Now commentator and coach, Ambrose spoke about the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in India this year and on the return of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, saying that his presence will make India favourites in the tournament at home and advised him to increase his pace gradually. ICC CWC 2023 will start in India from October 5 onwards and India will kickstart their campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8. "Jasprit Bumrah is a fine bowler and as he returns to the India...
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Super-sub Nunez grabs 2-1 win for 10-man Liverpool against Newcastle

[ad_1] Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool snatched a sensational 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle United on Sunday, with the visitors bouncing back from a straight red card in the first half for captain Virgil van Dijk. The Uruguayan came on in the 77th minute before grabbing the limelight with two superb finishes, his first Premier League goals since scoring against Leeds United back in April. The 24-year-old, who had seemingly fallen down the pecking order among Liverpool’s attacking talents, stole the thunder of Newcastle winger Anthony Gordon, who looked set to end his side’s 13-game league run without a win over Juergen Klopp’s side. Having picked up an early yellow card, Trent Alexander-Arnold was lucky to stay on the field when he pulled down Gordon, bu...
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EPL: Darwin Nunez grabs 2-1 win for 10-man Liverpool against Newcastle | Football News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Darwin Nunez's impactful performance from the bench propelled Liverpool to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. The victory showcased Liverpool's resilience after captain Virgil van Dijk received a straight red card early in the first half.The match began with an unexpected twist as Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had already received an early yellow card, inadvertently gifted Newcastle United the lead in the 25th minute. A mis-controlled ball allowed Anthony Gordon to capitalise and slide it past goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Liverpool's situation took a further blow just after two minutes later when Virgil van Dijk was shown a straight red card by referee John Brooks for a challenge on Alexander Isak just outside the penalty area. Wit...
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World Athletics Championships 2023 Live Updates: Neeraj Chopra aims for gold, Indians eye top finish in 4x400m as well

[ad_1] With Neeraj Chopra, sons of rice, coffee farmers from Odisha, Karnataka qualify for javelin final of World Championships (L-R) India's Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu and Kishore Jena in action during the Men's javelin throw qualification during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary In what promises to be a high-quality final Sunday, Neeraj Chopra Jena will line up next Kishore Jena and DP Manu to cap off a great week for the country. A pathbreaking Moon landing, a teenaged chess prodigy in a World Cup final, three javelin throwers in contention for a World Championships medal, this is truly an Indian August. (READ MORE) Gymnastics, zero-sugar diet, smart training and self-belief: How Neeraj Chopra regained peak fitness ahead of World Championships Neeraj Chopra with coa...
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An Se-young crushes Carolina Marin to become South Korea’s first world champion | Badminton News – Times of India

[ad_1] World number one An Se-young became the first woman from South Korea to win singles gold at the BWF World Championships when she beat former champion Carolina Marin 21-12, 21-10 in the final on Sunday in Copenhagen.An, the 21-year-old top seed, rounded off a perfect tournament by beating two Olympic champions en route to the title. She had knocked out Tokyo gold medallist Chen Yu Fei in straight games in the semi-finals on Saturday."I'm so happy to win the match today. I enjoyed playing," An said after receiving her gold medal.Spain's Marin, the 2016 Olympic champion who is on the comeback trail after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, was looking to win her fourth world title but she was no match for An, who wrapped up the contest in 42 minutes.An won the last 11 points ...
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Max Verstappen wins Dutch GP for record-equalling ninth successive victory | Racing News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Red Bull's Max Verstappen on Sunday celebrated a record-equalling ninth successive Formula One victory after winning a chaotic and rain-halted Dutch Grand Prix for the third year in a row.The race started dry before sudden rain caused chaos at the end of lap one, with another dry period followed by a torrential downpour that brought out red flags on the 65th of 72 laps with cars skidding off.But despite the rain, Verstappen managed to match Sebastian Vettel's record run of nine consecutive victories.Fernando Alonso for Aston Martin took second with Alpine's Pierre Gasly completing the podium at Zandvoort."Fantastic job, the weather didn't make it easy for us," said Red Bull's double world champion.The home favourite's 11th success from the 13 races staged this season ex...
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EPL: Manchester City’s unbeaten start continues with win over Sheffield United | Football News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Manchester City's unbeaten start to the Premier League season was extended on Sunday when Rodri sealed a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United after Erling Haaland scored once and missed a chance for the champions.Haaland hit the post with a penalty attempt in the first half before his header put City ahead after the break at Bramall Lane.City were on the verge of dropping points when Jayden Bogle levelled against the run of play with just five minutes remaining.Rodri saved City with a stunning strike three minutes later, sending Pep Guardiola's team to the top of the table after three victories in a row.City's latest triumph came without Guardiola, who was watching on television while recovering from back surgery in Barcelona.The City manager was in close contact with his ...
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Asia Cup will test bowlers’ readiness for 50-overs cricket: Wasim Akram | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram on Sunday said that the Asia Cup would serve as a crucial examination of the preparedness of subcontinental bowlers for the 50-over cricket format, especially considering the impending ODI World Cup. The Asia Cup starts from Wednesday with Pakistan facing Nepal in Multan while the most anticipated encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan will take place in Kandy on September 2.Akram however chose not to single out any teams as favorites for the tournament. "Be it India or Pakistan or Sri Lanka, we will find out if the bowlers are able to deliver 10 overs or not, now-a-days they are all used to bowling four-overs (per game)," Akram told reporters here during a tournament sponsor's event.The competition will revert to 50-overs f...
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Asia Cup will test bowlers’ readiness for 50-overs cricket: Wasim Akram

[ad_1] Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram on Sunday said the upcoming Asia Cup will test readiness of subcontinental bowlers for 50-overs cricket ahead of the ODI World Cup, but refused to pick any favourites for the tournament. The Asia Cup begins on Wednesday with Pakistan taking on Nepal in the tournament-opener in Multan, but all eyes are fixed on the mega clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Kandy on September 2. “Be it India or Pakistan or Sri Lanka, we will find out if the bowlers are able to deliver 10 overs or not, now-a-days they are all used to bowling four-overs (per game),” Akram told reporters here during a tournament sponsor’s event. The competition will revert to 50-overs format in this edition after being organised in T20 version last year, and Akram welcomed ...
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Fit-again Najibullah Zadran returns to Afghanistan squad for Asia Cup

[ad_1] Afghanistan SquadHashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ikram Alikhil, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Sharafuddin Ashraf (travelling reserve). [ad_2] Source link
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Opportunity for India to lift the World Cup at home: Mithali Raj | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former captain of the Indian women's cricket team, Mithali Raj, expressed optimism about the prospects of the Indian men's cricket team in the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India later this year. The global cricket extravaganza is set to unfold in October and November, offering the hosts the chance to secure another World Cup victory on home soil, having previously clinched titles in 1983 and 2011.Mithali, renowned as the highest run-scorer in Women's One Day Internationals (WODIs) with a staggering 7,805 runs, spoke about the exciting opportunity that lies ahead for the Indian men's cricket team. "As an Indian cricket fan, I would want India to play in the final. It is a big opportunity. We are the host nation and the conditions are in our...
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Virat Kohli can make a telling difference for India in the World Cup: Curtly Ambrose | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose, a renowned fast bowler of his era, has expressed strong optimism about modern-day batting maestro Virat Kohli's potential impact in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India. "I have seen Virat for several years now and I do not need to tell you that he is a great player. And like every great player in history, he went through a lean period.But that does not mean he is finished or that he is over the hill or he is not the same player of old. He looked hungry to me, looked disciplined and fit. These are all important signs to observe. I think Virat can make a telling difference for India in the World Cup at home. He has all the talent and hunger to do so," Ambrose, reflecting on Kohli's form and abilities...
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Team India is capable of winning ICC One Day International Cricket World Cup 2023, says Krish Srikkanth

[ad_1] Former Indian cricketer K Srikkanth addressing a press conference in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. | Photo Credit: V RAJU Former Indian cricketer and 1983 world cup hero Krishnamachari Srikkanth said that Team India is capable of winning the ICC One Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup 2023, which is going to kickstart from this October in India.“In 2011, the WC happened in India and we have won. Again after 12 years, WC is happening in the country. We have a good team and we are playing in home conditions, which is another advantage. I am confident that India is good enough to win the WC,” he said.Mr Srikkanth was in Visakhapatnam to attend the final match of Andhra Premier League (APL) organised by the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), at DR YSR ACA VDCA Stadium.No. 4 slotRespo...
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‘His presence positions India as front-runners’: Curtly Ambrose on this player’s return to India squad | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The iconic West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, renowned for his towering stature of 6 feet 7 inches and thunderous deliveries unleashed from over 9 feet, remains one of the finest bowlers of his era. Currently a commentator and coach, Ambrose shared his thoughts on the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup set to unfold in India this year. Ambrose emphasised the significance of the return of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrahto the squad, asserting that Bumrah's inclusion could potentially elevate India to favourites in the tournament on home soil.Ambrose, offering his expert advice, suggested that Bumrah should gradually regain his pace upon his comeback.Scheduled to commence from October 5, the ODI World Cup will showcase cricketing prowess on Indian grounds. India will start t...
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‘Meeting MS Dhoni was …’: CISF officer’s ‘next-level experience’ with legend | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: One of the greatest to have ever represented India on a cricket field, legendary MS Dhoni is also well known for his persona and the warmth with which he greets his fans.Around the world, Dhoni has his fans eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of India's most successful captain. And the skipper ensures not to disappoint them, treating everyone with great humility and love. A CISF officer recently had a fanboy moment when he met his cricketing idol at the Ranchi airport. In a lengthy post the officer Satish Pandey shared his 'next-level experience' of his meeting with Dhoni.Dhoni, on August 15, 2020 announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the 42-year-old continues to play in the Indian Premier League. Earlier this year Dhoni took Chennai Super Kings t...
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‘It’s good, Babar should be criticized,’ says Pakistan batter Abid Ali

[ad_1] Coming into 2023, Babar Azam didn’t have the rub of the green wearing Pakistan colors. Since the 2022 Asia Cup, his average across formats for Pakistan had dipped below 40. At the T20 World Cup in Australia, he had only managed 124 runs off seven games in a campaign that closed with Pakistan’s defeat to England in a low-scoring T20 World Cup final. As the months have progressed and the 2023 ODI World Cup has neared though, Babar’s numbers have gotten better. In ODIs alone this year, he has a century and six fifties to his name off 11 outings. In the recent three-match series against Afghanistan, he finished with back-to-back half centuries as Pakistan clean sweeped their sub-continent rivals. Hear from skipper @babarazam258 and team director Mickey Arthur as they address the play...