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Pisces Horoscope Today, February 8, 2024 – Prioritize Emotional and Physical Well-being | – Times of India

Pisces, on February 8, 2024, the universe highlights your innate empathy, creativity, and intuition, encouraging a day of emotional depth and artistic expression. The celestial energy supports your natural tendency towards compassion and understanding, urging you to connect with others on a profound level. Today, your general disposition is one of sensitivity and receptiveness, making it an ideal time to engage in creative endeavors or to offer support to those in need.Your ability to tune into the emotions of those around you can lead to meaningful interactions and deepened relationships.In matters of love and relationships, the stars call for openness and emotional honesty. For those in a partnership, it's a day to share your dreams and fears, allowing vulnerability to strengthen your...
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IND vs ENG Tests | Bumrah the best in the world across formats: Harmison

Special one: Harmison said Bumrah’s spell in the second Test was unbelievable. | Photo Credit: KVS GIRI It has been 20 years since Steve Harmison blew away a formidable West Indies batting line-up at Kingston. In a furious spell of pace and bounce, he took seven for 12 to bowl the West Indies out for 47, its lowest Test total. England won that match by 10 wickets and went on to clinch its first series in the West Indies since 1968; the series had been decided before Brian Lara made 400 not out in the final Test. Harmison believes what England achieved against India in the first Test at Hyderabad is more remarkable. “It is England’s greatest win overseas I have seen in isolation,” Harmison, who is doing radio commentary for listeners of talkSport back home, told The Hindu.“England’s win...
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FIH Pro League: Three defeats in three for Indian women’s hockey team as their poor run continues

Before the FIH Hockey Pro League home leg started, India coach Janneke Schopman wanted to see whether, against some of the best teams in the world, her side can still show they can compete. But carrying on from the heartbreak in Ranchi – where India fell short of qualifying for the Paris Olympics – their Pro League campaign has been off to a disappointing start as they suffered their third straight defeat on Wednesday. Australia were the latest to hand India a defeat as they prevailed 3-0 against Savita Punia and Co in Bhubaneshwar to keep India rooted close to the bottom of the table on their return to the multi-nation tournament. A 1-3 loss against the Netherlands – the absolute powerhouses in women’s hockey, currently holding all the major titles – is nothing to be ashamed of but on ...
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FIH Pro League: Three defeats in three for Indian women’s hockey team as their poor run continues

Before the FIH Hockey Pro League home leg started, India coach Janneke Schopman wanted to see whether, against some of the best teams in the world, her side can still show they can compete. But carrying on from the heartbreak in Ranchi – where India fell short of qualifying for the Paris Olympics – their Pro League campaign has been off to a disappointing start as they suffered their third straight defeat on Wednesday. Australia were the latest to hand India a defeat as they prevailed 3-0 against Savita Punia and Co in Bhubaneshwar to keep India rooted close to the bottom of the table on their return to the multi-nation tournament. A 1-3 loss against the Netherlands – the absolute powerhouses in women’s hockey, currently holding all the major titles – is nothing to be ashamed of but on ...
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FIH Pro League: Indian women lose 0-3 against Australia, suffer third consecutive loss | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian women's hockey team on Wednesday suffered a 0-3 loss to the third-ranked Australia, marking their third consecutive defeat in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023-24 in Bhubaneswar. Grace Stewart, Tatum Stewart and Kaitlin Nobbs netted goals for Australia in the 19th, 23rd, and 55th minutes respectively, securing victory in the match held at Kalinga Stadium.India started the match on the offensive, forcing Australia to concede a penalty corner in the second minute of the game but an alert visiting side goalkeeper Zoe Newman averted the danger.Both the teams created significant goal-scoring opportunities in the next couple of minutes but were unable to find the back of the board.Australia piled on the pressure as the first quarter came to a close but the Indian defence st...
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Four years into Soviet-style chess academy, Anand’s students shine bright: ‘Always available for them’

Back in December 2020, when India’s first Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand started his chess academy, he had a modest dream: someone had “to carry the torch forward”. Three years later, the torch is shining bright, with a queue of contenders ready to take on the mantle.Three students from the online WestBridge Anand Chess Academy’s (WACA) first batch — D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa and his sister R Vaishali — have qualified for the upcoming Candidates tournament, a prestigious event to figure out the challenger to the reigning world champion. Other promising prodigies at Anand’s academy are Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Raunak Sadhwani and Leon Luke Mendonca. While Arjun is no longer categorised as a junior player, Nihal, Raunak and Leon are — along with Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh — among the T...
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Working hard on my skills and focussed on being consistent: Prasidh Krishna | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Recovering from a quadriceps injury incurred during India's tour of South Africa, fast bowler Prasidh Krishna is diligently working towards enhancing his consistency and broadening his skill set for the future.Having made his debut in India's two-Test series in South Africa, Prasidh struggled to find his rhythm in red-ball cricket, leading to his exclusion from the ongoing England series. Currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, the Bengaluru-based bowler is focused on honing his abilities to ensure improved performance in the upcoming challenges."I am working on my skills on being consistent and doing better for the side," Prasidh told PTI on sidelines of a promotional event.Asked what are the areas he would be working on as he already is naturall...
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Rethink period-pushing pills, reduce training intensity & alter diet during cycles: Menstrual health advice for women wrestlers

Lighter training workloads during periods, four different week-wise dietary patterns based on the menstruation cycle and avoiding period-pushing pills altogether are some of the changes India’s women wrestlers are incorporating to tackle the tricky challenge of training during periods.A thoughtful and scientific approach to menstrual health of female wrestlers is helping many prevent injuries that occur due to brittle bones – a result of calcium loss. Dr Samuel Pullinger is the head of Sports Science at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport, a training centre at Vijayanagar, Karnataka, where the country’s top wrestlers are camped. His team is helping women in combat sports train smarter and harder without compromising on health, he told The Indian Express. Hansaben Rathore, a 19-year-old...
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‘Too many risks’: Women wrestlers encouraged to wean away from last-day fast weight loss

At any wrestling championships, the common sight is of athletes in raincoats running rounds of indoor mats on eve of competition. Most of them are also fasting. Wrestlers cramming last-minute sweating, dehydrating and starving to force-fit into their weight categories isn’t something new. But is it healthy? Dr Samuel Pullinger, head of Sports Science at JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport training centre at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, is trying to wean away the centre’s women wrestlers from this punishing pre weigh-in regime. Often considered a heroic struggle which it is and fairly global, the basis of the practice however is unhealthy. Having noticed a constant stream of Anterior Cruciate Ligament knee injuries and rash of ligament tears, he has now insisted there would be no more sauna an...
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Playing against him, I would always think of yorker as his main threat: AB de Villiers on Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa’s AB de Villiers was all praises for Jasprit Bumrah and his electrifying performance against England in the second Test at Visakhapatnam. Bumrah took 9 wickets in 2 innings in that match including a 6-wicket haul in the first one. “Bumrah bowls brilliantly. What a bowler, Jasprit Bumrah! He outbowled other Indian bowlers, but I feel the others took their turn, and it was hunting in packs,” de Villiers said in his Youtube channel. “Their (other Indian bowlers) figures don’t look great, yes. But they did play a role in setting up for him. It is not an individual sport, and this is what I like about this Indian attack,” he added. With Bumrah’s yorkers the talk of town once again after that fiery delivery that shattered the stumps of Ollie Pope, de Villiers said he would always...
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‘Bumrah Shandaar…’: AB de Villiers’ special Hindi message for newly-crowned world no.1 Test bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key stories...
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Sai Kishore and Sanjay Yadav the headline acts in the second TNPL player auction

R. Sai Kishore and R. Sanjay Yadav were the big winners in the second Tamil Nadu Premier League player auction, with both players fetching a record sum of Rs. 22 lakh on Wednesday.A total of 61 players were sold in the auction ahead of the eighth season to be held later this year. IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans brought back Sai Kishore, and R. Sanjay Yadav will turn out for Trichy Grand Cholas after being with Chepauk Super Gillies last year. Incidentally, last year, B. Sai Sudharsan became the costliest player when Lyca Kovai Kings — now the defending champion — shelled out Rs. 22 lakh for the left-handed opener.The Tiruppur side also acquired left-arm pacer T. Natarajan for Rs. 11.25 lakh, who turned out for the Trichy team last year, while all-rounder S. Harish Kumar got a huge bid of Rs....
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Mauni Amavasya: Significance, Rituals, and Spiritual Cleansing | – Times of India

Mauni Amavasya – Accelerate Luck with DIY Tips The Mauni Amavasya, a revered occasion known as the New Moon day in the month of Magha, carries profound significance in Hindu tradition. This sacred day is marked by rituals such as taking a purifying dip in the holy waters of the Ganges and engaging in acts of charity. The term "Mauni" derives from "silence," symbolizing devout reverence to the divine through observance of silence.Hence, it is aptly named Mauni Amavasya. This day is believed to offer spiritual cleansing, absolving individuals of sins accrued across lifetimes. Additionally, devotees who dedicate themselves to meditation and austerity on this auspicious day seek liberation from the adverse influence of Saturn, striving for inner peace and spiritual elevation. Amidst varyi...
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Exploring the best and not-so-good matches for Taurus in love – Times of India

Taurus is a patient and reliable sign, and they like things to be stable and beautiful, especially in love. When they look for a partner, they want someone who understands their grounded nature and can make a safe and happy relationship with them. Let's explore who could be a good match for Taurus:Best MatchesTaurus and Virgo both like practical things and enjoy sensual experiences.Virgo's logical thinking goes well with Taurus' down-to-earth approach. They need to be patient with each other's stubbornness but can have a strong and lasting bond.Capricorn wants stability and has big goals. They respect Taurus' loyalty and sensuality, and they work well together to plan for the future. They just need to talk about their feelings openly to avoid any problems.Although Pisces is a Water sign...
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U-19 World Cup: Inspired by Usman Khawaja, Australia’s Harjas Singh ready to take on Pakistan pace battery

Australia opener Harjas Singh has had a forgettable U-19 World Cup so far, reaching double figures only twice. He has managed only 45 runs in six outings, but is confident to take on Pakistan’s fancied pace battery comprising Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Zeeshan and Ali Mirza in Thursday’s second semi-final, the winners of which will face defending champions India for the title.“It has been a below-par tournament for me. I have not done well but just a few innings back, I had scored against England (Youth Test). I don’t think I need to change anything in my batting technique,” Harjas tells The Indian Express from Benoni. “Pakistan does have a good bowling attack, but I have grown up playing cricket in Australia and we are used to playing on bouncy tracks from a very young age. I am a big unit a...
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Brendon McCullum on Virat Kohli: ‘England look forward to the challenge of having one of the greatest players back’

England head coach Brendon McCullum has conceded that his team are looking forward to the challenge that the return of Virat Kohli brings to his side in the ongoing five-match Test series in India, furthermore lavishing praise to the former Indian captain. “Virat is one of the greatest players of the game has seen. No doubt it improves this squad. As we have said throughout, the depth in Indian cricket, the talent in India is immense. So we respect every opposition player that we come up against,” McCullum told TalkSport. “If Virat is coming back… we hope everything is well with his family. We will look forward to that challenge too. He is a great competitor. I know him very well and I enjoyed playing against him, I enjoyed our team playing against him. And if you have success against t...
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The interplay of astrology and omens in human belief – Times of India

People have been interested in astrology and omens s in nature for a very long time. Astrology is about looking at where stars and planets are and thinking they can affect our lives. Omens, are believed to show what might happen in the future. Astrology often talks about creating special charts based on when and where you were born. These charts, called horoscopes, try to tell things about your personality and life. The idea is that the stars and planets in the sky when you were born can influence your life in different ways, like in zodiac signs and planet positions.Omens are like special signs we see in nature that people believe can predict the future. Some think that if animals act in a certain way or if the sky looks a certain way, it's a sign of what's coming. Different cultures h...
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Zodiac Signs Fearlessly Pursuing Their Dreams – Chasing the Stars | – Times of India

Some people have big dreams, some talk about them, and some just go and get them. These go-getters have a strong drive and never give up on their goals. Let's find out who are the ultimate dream chasers:Aries is like a bold ram charging into challenges. They are ruled by Mars, the planet of action and bravery. Aries are fearless and competitive, always ready to turn their dreams into reality.They don't just dream big; they take big actions.Picture a confident Leo leading the way. Leos are ruled by the Sun, symbolizing energy and creativity. They are natural leaders who set ambitious goals and inspire others to follow. Leos won't stop until they achieve success.Think of an adventurous Sagittarius exploring new territories. Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth and optim...
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Kerkar

Wicketkeeper batter Eknath Kerkar has been a cricket nomad for the last few seasons. The diminutive Kerkar learnt his craft in Mumbai and even made his First Class debut for the former Ranji champion during the 2018 season. But his career hit a roadblock after he was starved of opportunities and was forced to try his luck elsewhere.A chance to represent Goa came calling after the Covid-19 pandemic and he jumped at the opportunity. “I made a decent start to my First Class career. I scored an unbeaten fifty on my debut for Mumbai. But as you know, the competition for places is tough in Mumbai and I didn’t get many chances to prove myself. I thought it was better to seek opportunities in other States. “I got an opportunity to represent Goa and I played as a professional for three seasons a...
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‘Only thing missing…’: Nasser Hussain has his fingers crossed for Kohli vs Anderson battle | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India set to announce the squad for the final three Tests against England in a day or two, former England captain Nasser Hussain is hoping for a Virat Kohli comeback for the remainder of the series.Kohli had earlier withdrawn from the first two Tests, citing personal reasons and his return for the last three games still remains unclear. With England pulling off a surprise win in Hyderabad and India bouncing back in style in Vizag to level at 1-1, Hussain feels the only thing missing in the enthralling series is the Virat Kohli vs James Anderson battle. The Anderson vs Kohli rivalry has been a remarkable affair over the years with England stalwart having dismissed the star India batter 7 times in 25 matches in the traditional format. "I hope he does come back because the ...