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PV Sindhu falls to Tai Tzu in badminton Worlds quarterfinal
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PV Sindhu falls to Tai Tzu in badminton Worlds quarterfinal

PV Sindhu has a Tai Tzu-Ying problem. Though rediscovering how to beat the Taiwanese might well push Sindhu into all the improvements she undertakes between this 21-17, 21-13 loss in the World Championships quarterfinals and the All England, a title she craves more than any other as 2022 rolls in. Not at any point in her career has Sindhu allowed a mental demon to build around a particular opponent, as has conjured in the form of Tai. Five losses in the last five face-offs will irritate the Indian, though she gave it her everything at Huelva. Tai Tzu rained drops around Sindhu on Friday. Used usually as a surprise element, Tai Tzu rubbed salt into wounds by making the stop-drops and slices almost commonplace while still managing to root the Indian to a spot. There was no ma...
Chelsea slip up in title race with draw against Everton | Football News – Times of India
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Chelsea slip up in title race with draw against Everton | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Chelsea suffered another setback in their Premier League title challenge when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by an injury-hit Everton on Thursday, leaving the Blues four points adrift of table-toppers Manchester City. Chelsea, themselves missing their first-choice strikers due to COVID-19, failed to turn early dominance into goals before Mason Mount made the breakthrough in the 70th minute when he took a pass from Reece James and fired past Jordan Pickford. Mount had missed one of the hosts' many chances in the opening period when, clean through, he was denied by Pickford's outstretched foot. The visitors drew level within four minutes of Chelsea going ahead when Anthony Gordon floated a looping free-kick to the far post and 19-year-old Jarrad Branthwaite stretched out a boot...
69m high Lionel Messi Mural appears in hometown Rosario
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69m high Lionel Messi Mural appears in hometown Rosario

The Argentine City of Rosario paid homage to its most talented soccer player with a giant portrait. A 69-meter tall mural dedicated to Lionel Messi has been inaugurated at his hometown of Rosario. The graffiti “From Other Galaxy, From My City” was designed and painted by local artists Marlene Zuriaga y Lisandro Urteaga. The painting depicts Messi as captain of the national squad, wearing the jersey number 10, touching his chest with the hand and a bright sun lighting him. A group of primary school children were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony, organized by Rosario authorities. The piece takes part of a wider project called Common Messi which aims to spread the image of the Rosario born soccer superstar all over the city buildings. The now Paris Saint Germain...
Mumbai Cricket Association to hold emergent Apex Council meet next week | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mumbai Cricket Association to hold emergent Apex Council meet next week | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai's disastrous show in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, which saw them lose four games out of five to finish sixth and last in Elite Group B in Thiruvananthapuram and crash out of the league stage of the tournament in embarrassing fashion, has prompted the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to hold an emergent meeting of the Apex Council on December 21. "As advised by the hon’ble president (Vijay Patil), an Emergent Meeting of the Apex Council will be held on Tuesday, 21st December 2021 at 3.00 pm at the office of the association followed by a joint meeting with the Cricket Improvement Committee, selection committees and coaches of the various Mumbai teams. You are requested to attend the same. AGENDA: To discuss the cricketing matters," reads the notice (a copy is with TOI) for the ...
Ashes: Pat Cummins allowed to fly home after missing Adelaide Test
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Ashes: Pat Cummins allowed to fly home after missing Adelaide Test

Australia’s regular Test skipper Pat Cummins has been allowed to return home in Sydney, the team said on Friday, after missing the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide for being a close contact of a COVID-19 case. Cummins was ruled out hours before the start of the pink-ball Test against England after dining in the same restaurant as the positive case on Wednesday night. The 28-year old produced a negative test result on Thursday and has been cleared by South Australia’s SA Health to return home by a chartered flight, Cricket Australia said. “Under the plan approved by SA Health, he will self-drive from isolation and then, with the appropriate PPE and hygiene controls, take a single charter flight,” the CA said. “Cricket Australia will continue to consult with SA Healt...
Andy Flower to take over as coach of IPL’s Lucknow franchise | Cricket News – Times of India
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Andy Flower to take over as coach of IPL’s Lucknow franchise | Cricket News – Times of India

Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwe batter and captain and now celebrated T20 coach, will take over as head coach of the new Lucknow IPL franchise, it is learnt. The as-yet unnamed Lucknow franchise was in talks with six top coaches with varying degrees of IPL experience before zeroing in on the tough-as-nails 53-year-old. Flower resigned as assistant coach of the Punjab Kings a few weeks ago in the first indication that a bigger IPL role was around the corner. “Andy Flower has been around for a long time. He has a solid reputation as a T20 coach, having been around the world coaching various franchises. He brings with him some rich IPL experience as well and knowledge of these conditions. He seemed to be the right choice for Lucknow,” sources in the know told TOI. Earlier this year, Flowe...
Ashes: Labuschagne has record century on 2nd day vs England
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Ashes: Labuschagne has record century on 2nd day vs England

Marnus Labuschagne became the first player to hit three centuries in day-night test matches when he scored 103 runs for Australia while England took three wickets during an even first session on the second day of the second Ashes test Friday. Labuschagne resumed on 95 and Australia on 221-2. At the first break Friday, Australia was 302-5 with captain Steve Smith on 55 and Alex Carey 5 not out. Australia won the first test in Brisbane by nine wickets. In a dramatic 40 minutes to start the day, Labuschagne edged Jimmy Anderson to third man for four to record the sixth century of his career and first in the Ashes. Missed any of Marnus Labuschagne's sixth Test ton? See the highlights here.@VodafoneAU | #Ashes https://t.co/tdVvVm8nPo — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 17...
Rohit gives pep talk to India U-19 squad as he undergoes rehab at NCA with Jadeja
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Rohit gives pep talk to India U-19 squad as he undergoes rehab at NCA with Jadeja

The India U-19 squad on Friday got some “priceless lessons” from Rohit Sharma at the National Cricket Academy where the senior team’s white-ball skipper is undergoing injury rehabilitation alongside teammate Ravindra Jadeja. Rohit, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series in South Africa due to a hamstring injury, gave a pep talk to the U-19 boys ahead of the Asian Cup beginning December 23 in the UAE. Rohit and Jadeja were seen at the NCA with India U-19 captain Yash Dhull in his social media posts. The BCCI also tweeted pictures of Rohit’s session with the squad. Rohit himself played at U-19 level back in 2006. “TeamIndia white-ball captain @ImRo45 made most of his rehab time as he addressed India’s U19 team during their preparatory camp at the NCA in Bengaluru...
We were exceptional in the 2019 WC, 1 bad day wiped away our hard work of 2 months: Ganguly
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We were exceptional in the 2019 WC, 1 bad day wiped away our hard work of 2 months: Ganguly

A couple of weeks ago, Rohit Sharma was named India’s new ODI skipper, replacing Virat Kohli as captain for the upcoming South Africa tour. One of the major reasons behind Kohli’s replacement is that India failed to win an ICC trophy under his captaincy. However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the Indian team was exceptional in the 2019 World Cup, and it was just one day of bad luck that wiped away the hard work of two months. “To be honest, in the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2019 World Cup, India was good. But, we were exceptional in the 2019 World Cup, one bad day, and our entire hard work of two months was wiped away,” Sourav Ganguly said in a freewheeling chat on ‘Backstage with Boria’ on the Youtube channel Xtra Time. The BCCI President lamented about Team Indi...
Andy Murray relishing Rafael Nadal reunion in Abu Dhabi
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Andy Murray relishing Rafael Nadal reunion in Abu Dhabi

Andy Murray said he is relishing the opportunity of facing Rafa Nadal for the first time in more than five years with the pair due to meet in Abu Dhabi later on Friday. Murray, 34, beat Dan Evans 6-3 6-2 on Thursday and will face Nadal for a spot in the final of the exhibition event — his first meeting with the Spaniard since the 2016 Madrid Open semi-final when the Scot won 7-5 6-4. Nadal, 35, last competed in August and has spent four months on the sidelines with a foot injury. He also struggled with back problems earlier in the year. “I think the last time we played was five or six years ago, it’s a really long time. It shows the sort if struggles that I’ve been through for a few years, and him more recently. It’ll be nice to play each other again,” said Murray, who ...
Horoscope Today, 17 December 2021: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India
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Horoscope Today, 17 December 2021: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today: AriesToday, you are blessed by the moon, which may l give you patience. Externally you may face some work-related stress but your inner sense may be calm and cool, which may help you to balance everything. You may enjoy every moment in work and domestic life. My parents ' health is now ok. you may hear some good news from your siblings. TaurusToday, you may feel unhappy. Some old health issues may arise, which may make you impatient. You may spend your hard-earned money buying worthless stuff. You are advised to control your short temper nature, Love birds are advised to avoid discussions on worthless topics, otherwise, there might be some breakup. GeminiToday, you are likely to enjoy your domestic and p...
Gareth Bale, three more Real Madrid players test positive for COVID-19
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Gareth Bale, three more Real Madrid players test positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid says players Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Andriy Lunin, and an assistant coach have joined its group infected by a coronavirus outbreak. Official Announcement#RealMadrid — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 16, 2021 The Spanish soccer club’s announcement Thursday came a day after it said Luka Modric and Marcelo tested positive. The assistant coach infected was Davide Ancelotti, son of head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Real Madrid leads La Liga with 42 points from 17 matches. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagN...
Premier League: Liverpool bounce back to beat Newcastle, Chelsea held by Everton
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Premier League: Liverpool bounce back to beat Newcastle, Chelsea held by Everton

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold scored with a spectacular strike as they overcame the loss of three players to suspected positive COVID-19 tests and conceding an early goal to beat Newcastle United 3-1 in the Premier League on Thursday. Liverpool move onto 40 points from 17 games, one behind leaders Manchester City who beat Leeds United 7-0 on Tuesday. 𝐓𝐀𝐀, 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐀 𝐁𝐎𝐖 😍 pic.twitter.com/DVbhMsdKEA — Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 17, 2021 With Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones ruled out for the hosts, Jonjo Shelvey struck the opener for Newcastle against the run of play in the seventh minute, with a swerving, dipping drive past unsighted keeper Allison Becker at Anfield. The lead lasted 14 minutes before Diogo Jota fired home the rebound after Martin Dubravka saved...
Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test, Day 2 LIVE: AUS to resume on 221/2
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test, Day 2 LIVE: AUS to resume on 221/2

Australia Squad: Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (captain), Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc. England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jack Leach. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script', 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '444470064056909...
3rd T20I: Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 wickets to sweep series | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd T20I: Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 wickets to sweep series | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan beat the West Indies by seven wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international in Karachi on Thursday, sweeping the series 3-0. Mohammad Rizwan scored 87 and skipper Babar Azam hit 79 as Pakistan achieved their highest run-chase in all Twenty20 internationals by reaching the 208-run target in 18.5 overs. Babar and Rizwan, who put on 158 for the opening wicket, registered their sixth century stand in T20 internationals -- all this year. It is the most by any pair in the shortest format. West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran struck a rapid 37-ball 64 to lead the tourists to 207-3 in their 20 overs after they won the toss and opted to bat. Pakistan won the first match by 63 runs and the second by nine runs, also played in Karachi. Scores: West Indies 207-3 in 20 overs;...
Pakistan-West Indies ODI series called off over Covid cases | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan-West Indies ODI series called off over Covid cases | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: A one-day international series between hosts Pakistan and the West Indies starting this weekend was called off Thursday because of a Covid-19 outbreak among the visitors, officials from both sides said. Five members of the West Indies squad -- including three players -- tested positive for Covid on Thursday, in addition to four cases reported at the weekend. The three-match series, which was due to start Saturday, is part of the qualifying round for the 2023 World Cup. The matches will be rescheduled for June next year, a statement from officials said, adding the decision was taken to protect players and acknowledge the limited resources left in the West Indies squad. Despite the outbreak, a third Twenty20 match between the two sides went ahead Thursday, with a depleted West In...
Sindhu, Srikanth storm into quarterfinals of World Championships | Badminton News – Times of India
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Sindhu, Srikanth storm into quarterfinals of World Championships | Badminton News – Times of India

PV Sindhu tamed her recent tormentor Pornpawee Chochuwong with a commanding straight game victory 21-14, 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, on Thursday. While, former World No.1, Kidambi Srikanth is just one victory away from winning his first medal at the Worlds. In the pre-quarterfinals Srikanth defeated Lu Guang Zu of China in straight games 21-10, 21-15. In the quarterfinals, the world No.14 Indian will face world No.28 Mark Caljouw of The Netherlands. This would be the first meeting between the two. However, the Indian challenge ended in doubles with the unexpected exit of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. The duo lost to ninth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia 22-20, 18-21, 15-21. Earlier, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki R...
2nd Ashes Test: Smith back at Australia helm after shock Cummins exit | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd Ashes Test: Smith back at Australia helm after shock Cummins exit | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: It took a quirk of fate for Steve Smith to be captaining Australia again and the stand-in skipper saw his team fight back after an attritional opening day in the second Ashes Test against England on Thursday. Vice-captain Smith was shoehorned into the skipper's role after Pat Cummins was ruled out hours before the match after being deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 case. Smith became Australia's third captain in three Tests following Tim Paine's resignation over a 'sexting' scandal in the lead-up to the series. Smith was suspended from international and most domestic cricket for 12 months and also banned from leadership roles in the Australian set-up for two years for his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Newlands. The leadership ban exp...
Novak Djokovic crowned ITF world champion for record seventh time | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic crowned ITF world champion for record seventh time | Tennis News – Times of India

Men's world number one Novak Djokovic has been named the 2021 ITF world champion for a record seventh time while women's number one Ash Barty has picked up her second crown, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. Djokovic, who finished the year as number one for a record seventh time, won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon while he fell short at the Tokyo Olympics and the U.S. Open final in his quest for a rare golden slam. The Serb was tied with American great Pete Sampras on six wins for the title first awarded in 1978. Barty, who won her first Wimbledon title this year and a bronze medal at the Olympics in mixed doubles, previously won the award in 2019. "After such a rewarding year for me, my team, family and fans it is a great honour to be named the...
World’s Most Admired: Tendulkar among top 3 sportspersons alongside Messi and Ronaldo | Off the field News – Times of India
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World’s Most Admired: Tendulkar among top 3 sportspersons alongside Messi and Ronaldo | Off the field News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has been adjudged as the world's 12th 'Most Admired Man', as per a survey conducted by YouGov, an internet-based market research and data analytics firm. This year's study surveyed more than 42,000 people in 38 countries and territories to compile the list. Among sporting heroes, Tendulkar is third in the list behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the list, the iconic batter is ahead of former US president Donald Trump, Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and also present India captain Virat Kohli. Tendulkar has been associated with UNICEF for more than a decade and was appointed the South Asian ambassador in 2013. Over the years, Tendulkar has supported several initiatives in health, education, and the sports sector in rural ...