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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch?
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test Live Streaming: Pat Cummins’ team head to the day-night second Test in Adelaide with huge momentum and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after dominating England with bat, ball and in the field. The tourists, meanwhile, will be left to pore over their failings in Brisbane, with question marks hanging over their selections and tactics, and with few ready solutions for the batting woes ruthlessly exposed by Australia. Here is all you need to know before the 2nd Test begins- Where will the second Ashes 2021 Test between Australia vs England be held? The second Ashes 2021 Test between Australia vs England will take place at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. What time will the second Ashes 2021 Test between Australia vs England start? The s...
Dilpreet’s hat-trick, Jarmanpreet’s brace power India to 9-0 win over Bangladesh in ACT hockey | Hockey News – Times of India
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Dilpreet’s hat-trick, Jarmanpreet’s brace power India to 9-0 win over Bangladesh in ACT hockey | Hockey News – Times of India

DHAKA: Striker Dilpreet Singh struck a hat-trick as defending champions and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist India thrashed hosts Bangladesh 9-0 to register their first win in the Asian Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament here on Wednesday. Dilpreet (12th, 22nd and 45th) scored three field goals for India, while Jarmanpreet Singh (33rd, 43rd) struck a brace from penalty corners situations. In between Lalit Upadhayay (28th) deflected in a variation from vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh's flick from a penalty corner. Akashdeep Singh (54th) also found the net from a field effort before Mandeep Mor scored his debut goal for the country from a set piece in the 55th minute. If that was not enough, Harmanpreet also put his name on the score-sheet, perfectly converting India's 13th penalty co...
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero announces retirement due to heart condition | Football News – Times of India
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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero announces retirement due to heart condition | Football News – Times of India

Barcelona and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero announced his retirement from football on Wednesday at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with a heart condition, bringing the curtain down on an 18-year career during which he scored more than 400 goals. Aguero was taken to hospital on Oct. 30 after experiencing chest pain and breathing difficulties in Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Alaves. The club announced a few days later that he would be out for at least three months following cardiac analysis. "This press conference is to communicate that I've decided to stop playing soccer. It's a very hard moment but I'm at peace with the decision I made," a tearful Aguero told a gathering at the Camp Nou. "It's a decision that I made to preserve my health. It's what the doctors said to me, that it woul...
‘Wasn’t told not to give up T20I captaincy’, Virat Kohli contradicts Sourav Ganguly’s claim | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Wasn’t told not to give up T20I captaincy’, Virat Kohli contradicts Sourav Ganguly’s claim | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli, the India Test captain on Wednesday said that he had informed the board about his decision to quit as T20I captain just prior to the World Cup and it was "received well" and termed as "progressive" by the BCCI top brass, contradicting Sourav Ganguly's statement which suggested that the star batter was asked to reconsider his decision. Shortly before the start of this year's T20 World Cup in the UAE, Kohli had announced his decision to step down as India's T20I captain after the tournament. "When I decided to leave the T20I captaincy and approached the BCCI about my decision, it was received well," Kohli said. "There was no offence or hesitation. I wasn't told to reconsider it. It was received well; I was told it's progressive and it's (a step) in the right direct...
We can do something special in South Africa this time around: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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We can do something special in South Africa this time around: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: South Africa is the final frontier that the Indian Test team is yet to conquer but skipper Virat Kohli firmly believes that his side can do "something special" in its upcoming tour of the Rainbow Nation with a maiden series win there. India would look to improve on their recent impressive record overseas when they take on South Africa in a three-match Test series, starting December 26, under Kohli's captaincy. "We are very well placed in terms of experience, belief and confidence that this time around we can do something special and get the results that we want as a team and overcome probably the toughest conditions to go and win a series," Kohli said on Wednesday. "South Africa is one place where we have not won a series yet. So we are very motivated to do that. And the mindset...
James Anderson not taking swing for granted at ‘temperamental’ Adelaide Oval | Cricket News – Times of India
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James Anderson not taking swing for granted at ‘temperamental’ Adelaide Oval | Cricket News – Times of India

England's James Anderson enjoys playing at Adelaide Oval so much he calls it his "favourite ground outside the UK" but the veteran seamer said swing is not a given at the "temperamental" venue, which is set to host the pink ball second Ashes Test. Anderson, who along with fellow seamer Stuart Broad was included in the tourists' 12-man squad for the match starting Thursday, claimed six wickets last time out at Adelaide, though England lost that 2017 contest. Smarting from their nine-wicket loss to Australia in the opener in Brisbane, England have recalled the seam duo while sacrificing the express speed of Mark Wood in their bid to level the five-Test series. "I had success with it last time here. But obviously, it is quite temperamental," the 39-year-old told a news conference on the ev...
There is no rift between me and Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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There is no rift between me and Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday clarified regarding his relationship with opening batter and white-ball captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma was named India's new ODI skipper last week and he takes the reins from Kohli as India gear up for the South Africa series. There were reports that alleged a rift between Kohli and Rohit but the Indian Test skipper said there was no strain between him and Rohit. "There is no rift between me and Rohit Sharma. I have clarified multiple times in the last 2.5 years and now I am tired of clarifying things. I can guarantee you that my communication will never be to take my team down till I am playing cricket. It is my commitment towards Indian cricket," said Kohli in the virtual press conference. Kohli said his responsibility is to pus...
Virat Kohli: Told about being removed as ODI captain 1.5 hours before South Africa team selection | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli: Told about being removed as ODI captain 1.5 hours before South Africa team selection | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India Test skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the BCCI never asked him to reconsider quitting T20 leadership as claimed by the Board and his removal from ODI captaincy happened 90 minutes before the team's selection for the upcoming South Africa tour. At the pre-departure press meet before the South Africa tour, the Indian skipper took all the tough questions head on and said that he would put his full support behind new white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid's "vision". He said he understands that not winning an ICC white ball trophy led to his removal. 💬 💬 @ImRo45 and Rahul Dravid have my absolute support: @imVkohli #TeamIndia #SAvIND https://t.co/jXUwZ5W1Dz— BCCI (@BCCI) 1639559754000"Whatever was said about the communication that happened about the de...
James Anderson, Stuart Broad in England squad for second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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James Anderson, Stuart Broad in England squad for second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Bowling great Jimmy Anderson said Wednesday he wants to play all four remaining Ashes Tests after he and Stuart Broad were included in England's 12-man squad for the second Test against Australia this week. The two greatest wicket-takers in England Test history, with 1,156 scalps between them, were controversially left out for the series opener at Brisbane, where they crashed by nine wickets inside four days. But both are back in the frame for the clash under lights at Adelaide starting Thursday, where the pink ball's extra movement should suit their game. Their return means speedster Mark Wood, who impressed in Brisbane, has been rested with selectors opting instead for fellow pacemen Ollie Robinson and Chris Woakes. Our 12-strong squad for the second Ashes Test starting tomo...
Amnesty flags Qatar rights abuses with French football body
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Amnesty flags Qatar rights abuses with French football body

Human rights activists in France have urged the country’s soccer officials to pay attention to rights violations of migrant workers in Qatar a year before the World Cup. Amnesty International activists unveiled a giant banner Wednesday in central Paris on the French soccer federation’s building. “Thousands have died in Qatar and the soccer federation has not said a word,” the banner reads. Lola Schulmann, an advocacy officer with Amnesty in Paris, said the group has repeatedly asked soccer officials for a meeting to discuss the issue of human rights violations of migrant laborers who have worked in Qatar to build World Cup stadiums and other infrastructure for the tournament, which starts in November 2022. “Unfortunately, we have no response from the federation,” Schulmann ...
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Marcelo test positive for COVID-19
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Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Marcelo test positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Wednesday. Real did not say if the two were suffering any symptoms, but that they have been moved into quarantine in line with Spain’s health protocol and will miss Sunday’s league game against Cadiz. The number of COVID-19 cases growing around Europe is also impacting the world of soccer. Valencia confirmed four cases on Monday, including their head coach and two players. In England, 42 Premier League players and staff tested positive in the past week – the most recorded in the league over a seven-day period. An outbreak at Tottenham Hotspur led UEFA to postpone their Europa Conference League game against French side Rennes last week. !func...
Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take perfect day-night record to Adelaide
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Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take perfect day-night record to Adelaide

While there were initial question marks over opener David Warner’s fitness for the second match of the Ashes series, there are no doubts about Australia’s superiority in day-night tests. They’re a perfect eight from eight as they go into the pink-ball test against England beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. Warner had a few reprieves on his way to scoring 94 runs in the series-opener at the Gabba in Brisbane, where Australia beat England by nine wickets. But after taking two hits in the ribs while batting, Warner didn’t field for Australia in England’s second innings. He still appeared to be in discomfort while batting in practice at Adelaide, but on Wednesday captain Pat Cummins said Warner “will be right.” “If he thought he couldn’t be as good as he normally is, he ...
Manchester City hammer Leeds United 7-0 for seventh straight win | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City hammer Leeds United 7-0 for seventh straight win | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City crushed Leeds United 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday to make it seven Premier League wins a row and move four points clear at the top of the table. Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds were simply brushed aside by a City side who were at their very best after they took an eighth-minute lead through Phil Foden. FULL TIME | Seventh heaven! 🙌🔵 7-0 ⚪️ #ManCity https://t.co/2DWb0ICXJC— Manchester City (@ManCity) 1639518775000Foden slotted home, after Leeds keeper Illan Meslier had come out to stop an effort from Rodri, for the 500th Premier League goal scored by the club in 207 games under Pep Guardiola – the fastest any team has reached that landmark. The Spaniard’s counterpart, Leeds' Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, could do nothing to halt a rampant City and his team'...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manan Vohra’s second ton in vain as UT boys bow out of winless campaign | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manan Vohra’s second ton in vain as UT boys bow out of winless campaign | Cricket News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh skipper Manan Vohra’s valiant century went in vain as the UT team narrowly went down to Maharashtra by 5 wickets to end their Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign with a fifth successive loss in Rajkot on Tuesday. Put in to bat, Chandigarh rode on Manan’s second century of the tournament and half centuries from the in-form duo of Arslan Khan and Ankit Kaushik to put up a challenging 309 for 7 before Mana’'s opposite number Ruturaj Gaikwad smoked his fourth hundred to take Maharashtra over the line with seven balls to spare. Manan smashed a brilliant 141 off 139 balls, laced with 13 hits to the fence and twice over it, to lay the platform for the rest of the order. Arlsan, playing his first match for the senior team after a long gap, contributed equally with a fiery 93-bal...
India vs South Africa: Resort stay for India in strict bubble | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Resort stay for India in strict bubble | Cricket News – Times of India

To ensure a biosecure environment in South Africa, the Indian team will be lodged in a resort instead of plush hotels for the upcoming tour of the Rainbow nation. The Indian team is slated to leave for South Africa from Mumbai on December 16 afternoon. In a relief for the players, they will not have to serve any quarantine upon reaching Johannesburg. “It is important that the two teams stay at a place where there are no other guests. Even the India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ teams were kept in a hotel where there were no other guests. A resort gives breathing space to the players and their families. They can indulge in outdoor activities and not be confined to closed premises,” a BCCI source said. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.appl...
I was not told to not give up India’s T20I captaincy: Virat Kohli
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I was not told to not give up India’s T20I captaincy: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the captain of India’s Test side, asserted that he was not informed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to not give up the T20I captaincy of the national team while speaking at a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “I told the BCCI before giving up T20I captaincy. I told them my point of view. The BCCI received it very well. There was no offence. It was received well, saying it’s a progressive step. I told them I will continue as ODI captain and Test captain,” the 33-year-old Kohli said, answering a question about him relinquishing his T20I captaincy. “I told them at that point, clearly, that if the office bearers or the selectors don’t want me to handle either of the responsibility, I am fine with it. I said this clearly when I approached th...
India vs South Africa: Will Virat Kohli change plans and play ODIs in South Africa? | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Will Virat Kohli change plans and play ODIs in South Africa? | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is looking at all possible ways to ensure Virat Kohli stays back in South Africa in January next year to play the three One-day Internationals after the Test series. While it can be confirmed that Kohli indeed communicated to the BCCI that he wanted a break during the One-dayers – this, the board says, happened before the ODI captaincy changed hands – the bigger task at hand for them right now is to send out a clear message that “all is well within the Indian team”. “Sometimes, it’s not just about doing the right thing but also about being seen as doing the right thing,” say those tracking developments. The onus is entirely on Kohli as he gets ready to address the media on Wednesday, the eve of the team’s departure to South Africa. The former whit...
No prior communication to me at all before I was removed as ODI skipper: Virat Kohli
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No prior communication to me at all before I was removed as ODI skipper: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli contradicted BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, saying that no communication was made to him as regards to not relinquishing the T20I captaincy. He also rubbished reports that he would be opting out of the ODI leg of the South Africa tour. India’s Test captain threw his weight behind the newly-appointed white-ball captain, Rohit Sharma. “I was contacted one-and-a-half hours before the selection meeting on the 8th (December) for the Test series,” Kohli said at the press-departure. “There was no prior communication to me at all since I announced the T20I captaincy decision until the 8th of December, where I got a call before the selection meeting. The chief selector discussed with me the Test team, to which we both agreed. And before ending the call, I was told the fi...
‘No one is bigger than the sport’: Anurag Thakur on Kohli-Rohit equation
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‘No one is bigger than the sport’: Anurag Thakur on Kohli-Rohit equation

There to launch the Khelo India U-21 Women’s Hockey League, Sports Minister and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur ended up being asked about the conjecture surrounding Test skipper Virat Kohli and limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma but he sought to steer clear of the matter by stating “no one is bigger than the sport”. Thakur, who served as the BCCI president from May 2015 to February 2017 before leaving the position after a Supreme Court directive, was speaking on the sidelines of the launch. “Nobody is bigger than the sport. I can’t give you information as to what’s going on between which players and in which game. It’s the job of concerned federations/associations. It’s for the concerned association to deal with the matter. It’ll be better that way,” said Thakur when a...