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Neymar extends PSG contract until 2025: Club | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar extends PSG contract until 2025: Club | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Brazil forward Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris St Germain that will keep him in the French capital until 2025, the Ligue 1 club said on Saturday. The 29-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017 from Spanish club Barcelona for a record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($270 million), has agreed a deal French media reported will earn him an annual salary of 30 million euros. Neymar said he wanted to leave PSG in 2019 amid media reports he was keen on returning to Barcelona, but he stayed in Paris and helped PSG reach the Champions League final last season. 🤙❤️💙#NeymarJr2025 https://t.co/sGM4K27n7T— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 1620477166000"I'm very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025," Neymar told the PSG website. "The truth is that I'm very h...
Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo
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Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo

Sushila Devi made it a point to call her parents in Gudhan village once news came through. Ever since her younger sister Seema Bisla was little, Sushila and her husband Nafe Singh had looked after her at their home in Rohtak. On Friday, when Sushila made the call, the message was clear: Bisla will be staying in Rohtak for three months more. After all, now that Bisla had won an Olympic quota, she will need to prepare for it. Around 5000 km away in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday, Bisla grappled and won the semi-final against Poland’s Anna Lukasiak 2-1 to become the fourth Indian woman wrestler to seal a quota for the Tokyo Olympics. A few hours later, she went on to earn gold in the 50kg event of the Olympic qualification tournament by beating Ecuadorian Lucia Guzman, who concede...
Manchester City poised to win Premier League title | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City poised to win Premier League title | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City players (Getty Images)LONDON: Manchester City can win a third Premier League title in four years if they beat Chelsea on Saturday and Pep Guardiola says he has "not one thought" about the Champions League final between the two sides later this month. City host Thomas Tuchel's side at the Etihad at 1630 GMT just three weeks before they meet again in European club football's showpiece match, scheduled to be played in Istanbul on May 29. City swept aside Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals of the Champions League to give Guardiola the opportunity to win the European crown for the third time as a manager after he won it twice with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. But he insisted the Champions League final and the meeting in the Premier League on Saturday were not connected. "T...
Postponed IPL 2021 should be held in UK in September, says Kevin Pietersen | Cricket News – Times of India
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Postponed IPL 2021 should be held in UK in September, says Kevin Pietersen | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen wants the remaining matches of this year's postponed Indian Premier League to be shifted to the United Kingdom in September, instead of the UAE. Pietersen feels moving the IPL to UK would be the best decision as there is a window in September just after England host India in a five-match Test series that concludes on September 14. "I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September, but I actually think the IPL should move to the UK. "There is a window in September after the England vs India Test series has finished. All the best Indian players would already be there, and all of the best English players would be available as well," Pietersen wrote in a column for Betway. The 40-year-old right-h...
Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricketers will complete an eight-day hard quarantine period in Mumbai before leaving on June 2 for a marathon tour of United Kingdom, where they will play six Test matches including the marquee World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The BCCI is still carrying out negotiations regarding the duration of 10 days of soft quarantine (training allowed) for players after reaching the UK where they will be based for three and half months. "Indian team will have eight days of hard quarantine (confined to hotel rooms) in India with mandatory negative RT-PCR reports on second, fourth and seventh day required to board the flight," a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday. Shami, Jadeja return to India's Test squad for WTC final and England tour"Since we have a bubb...
Covid-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former hockey coach MK Kaushik dead
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Covid-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist and former hockey coach MK Kaushik dead

Former India hockey player and coach M K Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks. He was 66 and survived by his son and wife. MK Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home in New Delhi. “He was shifted to ventilator this morning but passed away just now,” his son Ehsan told PTI. Again a sad day for Indian Hockey. We lost MK Kaushik ji, member of the Indian Hockey Team that won gold at 1980 Moscow Olympic. He also coached the 1998 Asian Games men’s team & 2002 Commonwealth Games Women’s team. Both teams won Gold. Salute to Kaushik Ji. Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Edp2vXOklK — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 8, 2021 Kaush...
Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour
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Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour

Indian cricketers will complete an eight-day hard quarantine period in Mumbai before leaving on June 2 for a marathon tour of United Kingdom, where they will play six Test matches including the marquee World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The BCCI is still carrying out negotiations regarding the duration of 10 days of soft quarantine (training allowed) for players after reaching the UK where they will be based for three and half months. “Indian team will have eight days of hard quarantine (confined to hotel rooms) in India with mandatory negative RT-PCR reports on second, fourth and seventh day required to board the flight,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday. “Since we have a bubble to bubble transfer, it needs to be seen if the duration of the 10-da...
KKR pacer Prasidh Krishna tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR pacer Prasidh Krishna tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Prasdih Krishna has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine in his home town Bengaluru, a BCCI source said on Saturday. The 25-year-old Krishna, who was named in the Indian squad for the England tour as a stand-by on Friday, is the fourth KKR player to have contracted the dreaded virus. "Prasidh is COVID positive and currently in home isolation in Bengaluru," a BCCI source told PTI. Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier and Tim Seifert are the other KKR players, who tested positive earlier. According to the BCCI source, both Krishna and Warrier contracted the virus from Chakravarthy during one of the training sessions. He said Krishna is Chakravarthy's close friend. "Prasidh like all India players left bubble on May 3 after getting two n...
Making Pakistan debut after 18-year wait, Tabish Khan takes wicket in first over
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Making Pakistan debut after 18-year wait, Tabish Khan takes wicket in first over

Tabish Khan took his first wicket for Pakistan in his very first over in Test cricket, making an instant impact on his debut in the 2nd Test vs Zimbabwe on Saturday. Tabish Khan was given his Test debut earlier this week at 36 years of age. This came after a domestic career spanning 18 years, in which he took 598 FC wickets. His 599th FC wicket was a Test wicket. 598 is the most number of wickets by any player before a Test debut for an Asian team. Tabish Khan Will TodaY Bowl For PakisTan After Decades Of Hard Work … He Bowled His 2️⃣7️⃣6️⃣0️⃣8️⃣TH Ball In FC CrickeT TodaY BuT This Time For PakisTan … 🇵🇰🥺❤️ 5️⃣9️⃣9️⃣TH FC WickeT For Him 😈 @tabbkhan84 #ZIMvPAK #tabishkhan #IsraeliAttackonAlAqsa #Jerusalem #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/mBwmkUneWg — احسن طالب🇵🇰🇹🇷🇦🇿 (@Ahsantalib12...
Ajinkya Rahane gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine | Off the field News – Times of India
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Ajinkya Rahane gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine | Off the field News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Indian Test team's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday said he has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, the 32-year-old batsman was retained as Virat Kohli's deputy for the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent away series in England. "Got my first dose of the vaccine today. I urge everyone to register and get yourself vaccinated, if you're eligible," tweeted Rahane along with his picture. Senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Head coach Ravi Shastri was the first from the Indian cricket team to receive the vaccine. He got his first jab in the first week of March, when vaccination was made open for all senior citizens. In order to ramp up the coronavirus v...
Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in Madrid Open quarters | Tennis News – Times of India
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Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in Madrid Open quarters | Tennis News – Times of India

India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada fought hard before losing in three sets to German duo of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz in the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Madrid Open here.MADRID: India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada fought hard before losing in three sets to German duo of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz in the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Madrid Open here. Bopanna and Shapovalov went down 4-6, 6-3, 5-10 against their German opponents to crash out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The Indo-Candian pair hit five aces as against their opponent's three, but they committed more double faults, which hampered their prospects. Bopanna and Shapovalov had committed five double faults as against two by the German pair. The Germans were also bette...
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus cling onto Super League, denounce UEFA
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus cling onto Super League, denounce UEFA

The three remaining European Super League rebels stepped up their criticism of UEFA on Saturday, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus denouncing intolerable threats for their refusal to back down on the prospect of a breakaway competition. The other nine clubs who formed the ill-fated Super League three weeks ago accepted a settlement on Friday to be fined by UEFA and stay within the open Champions League structure. “We regret to see that our friends and founding partners of the Super League project have now found themselves in such inconsistent and contradictory position when signing a number of commitments to UEFA yesterday,” Barcelona, Madrid and Juventus said in a joint statement. “We have the duty to act in a responsible manner and persevere in the pursuit of adequ...
Rishabh Pant makes donation to help provide oxygen cylinders, COVID-relief kits
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Rishabh Pant makes donation to help provide oxygen cylinders, COVID-relief kits

Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman of India and the captain of Delhi Capitals, on Saturday said that he will be donating money to Hemkunt Foundation to help procure oxygen cylinders, beds and COVID-19 relief kits for the ailing patients. The 23-year-old took to social media to announce his decision. “The scale of despair across our country has been immense and something I have been deeply affected by. As someone who has seen personal loss up close, my heart goes out to all the families who have suffered over the past year and I pray for the souls of those who have left us,” Pant wrote in a Twitter post. “One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause. I salute our frontline workers, who have been...
Moscow Olympic gold medallist former hockey player Ravinder Pal Singh succumbs to COVID | Hockey News – Times of India
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Moscow Olympic gold medallist former hockey player Ravinder Pal Singh succumbs to COVID | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India hockey player and a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics-winning side, Ravinder Pal Singh died on Saturday morning in Lucknow after battling COVID-19 for nearly two weeks. He was 65. Singh was admitted at the Vivekananda Hospital on April 24 after contracting the deadly virus. According to family sources, Singh had recovered from the virus and was shifted to non-COVID ward on Thursday after testing negative. But his condition suddenly deteriorated on Friday and he was put on a ventilator. I'm deeply saddened to learn that Shri Ravinder Pal Singh ji has lost the battle to Covid19. With his passing away… https://t.co/4GN940nlaI— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1620447117000Singh, who also played at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and did not get married, is survived by a n...
Prasidh Krishna 4th player from KKR camp to test positive for coronavirus
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Prasidh Krishna 4th player from KKR camp to test positive for coronavirus

Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Prasdih Krishna has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine in his home town Bengaluru, a BCCI source said on Saturday. The 25-year-old Krishna, who was named in the Indian squad for the England tour as a stand-by on Friday, is the fourth KKR player to have contracted the dreaded virus. “Prasidh is COVID positive and currently in home isolation in Bengaluru,” a BCCI source told PTI. Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier and Tim Seifert are the other KKR players, who tested positive earlier. According to the BCCI source, both Krishna and Warrier contracted the virus from Chakravarthy during one of the training sessions. He said Krishna is Chakravarthy’s close friend. “Prasidh like all India players left bubble on May 3 after getting two...
IPL 2021: Tim Seifert tests positive for COVID-19, will receive treatment in Chennai | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Tim Seifert tests positive for COVID-19, will receive treatment in Chennai | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand's wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, who represented Kolkata Knight Riders in the postponed 2021 edition of IPL, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be on the charter flight back home with other players and support staff. He will, instead, stay in isolation in Ahmedabad before returning to Chennai, where he will be treated at a private hospital. Seifert failed both his pre-departure RT-PCR tests and "is experiencing moderate symptoms." New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White said Seifert had returned seven negative tests in the 10 days leading up to his pre-departure protocols, and was confident he would be receiving the best of care from his franchise. "It's really unfortunate for Tim and we'll do everything for him that we can from this...
Shooters get World Cup boost ahead of Tokyo Games | More sports News – Times of India
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Shooters get World Cup boost ahead of Tokyo Games | More sports News – Times of India

In a big boost to the Tokyo-bound Indian shooting contingent and that of shooters worldwide preparing for the Olympics, the sport's global governing body - ISSF - on Friday surprisingly announced the hosting of the World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Osijek, Croatia from June 22 to July 3, just weeks before the start of the Summer Games in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8. The event will include individual, mixed team and team competitions.NEW DELHI: In a big boost to the Tokyo-bound Indian shooting contingent and that of shooters worldwide preparing for the Olympics, the sport's global governing body - ISSF - on Friday surprisingly announced the hosting of the World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Osijek, Croatia from June 22 to July 3, just weeks before the start of the Summer ...
Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hardik Pandya out of ‘full-strength’ India Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Selectors ignore allrounder for WTC final, Test series in England; Kuldeep, Saini droppedNEW DELHI: For the first time in over a year, the Indian Test team will be at full strength when they travel for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand — followed by the five-Test series in England — next month. However, allrounder Hardik Pandya missed the bus due to his inability to consistently bowl. On Friday, the selectors picked a squad of 20 players and four standbys for the three-month tour. Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are all back in the squad. Kuldeep Yadav has been left out of an entire tour for the first time in four years, putting a big question mark over his future with the Indian team. Navdeep Saini too has been overlooked. Avesh Khan, Prasidh Kr...
UEFA Champions League final can wait, Pep Guardiola’s eyes fixed on English title
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UEFA Champions League final can wait, Pep Guardiola’s eyes fixed on English title

Manchester City’s home clash with Chelsea on Saturday is being dubbed a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final but manager Pep Guardiola says the only thing on his mind is the victory that will confirm the Premier League title. City needs three points to be sure of securing its third title in four years but the visit of Chelsea has suddenly taken on another dimension with the club having set up a showdown in Istanbul. The game will be analysed over and over for clues about which way the Champions League final will go, but Guardiola says neither he nor Chelsea counterpart Thomas Tuchel will be reading too much into Saturday’s duel. “Right now, there is not one thought about the final as we don’t have the Premier League in our hands,” Guardiola, whose side has won 22 ...
Madrid Open loss a step backward ahead of French Open: Rafael Nadal
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Madrid Open loss a step backward ahead of French Open: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s good run preparing for the French Open has suddenly hit a speed bump. Nadal’s quarterfinal loss to Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open on Friday came as an unexpected setback in a week in which the king of clay said he was feeling good about his game. “Negative feelings because this was an important week for me,” Nadal said. “I had been progressing, but sometimes when you are going up the stairs you may take a step backward, and that’s what happened today.” Nadal lost to No 6-ranked Zverev 6-4 6-4 after comfortable wins against up-and-comers Carlos Alcaraz and Alexei Popyrin. 🗣️ “To beat Rafa on a clay court in Spain, you have to play your best” 🎥 @TennisTV @AlexZverev | #MMOPEN — #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) May 7, 2021 “The entire week I did things well, bot...