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What does hitting ball with head do to footballers? Glasgow team studied UK players

We collaborated with two former professional footballers’ associations in England to recruit a total of 60 former male footballers.
India celebrates taking a wicket during Friday's match. | Twitter | @T20WorldCup

India’s late World Cup charge decimates Scotland, ups Net Run Rate as they pray for Afghanistan

India show the sense of urgency to underline that they still haven’t given up their hopes for last-4.
India set a target of 211 for Afghanistan at Abu Dhabi Wednesday | Twitter | @BCCI

India keep slim semifinal hopes alive with thumping win over Afghanistan, their 1st at 2021 WC

Win achieved on back of a 140-run opening partnership between K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Allrounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant smash 62 off 26 balls.
File photo of Rahul Dravid | Twitter/@rahuldravid

Rahul Dravid to take over as head coach of Indian men’s cricket team for 2 years after T20 WC

The 47-year-old former India captain will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand. Dravid was presently working as the head of National Cricket Academy.
(L-R) Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Manpreet Singh

Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Manpreet Singh among 12 athletes to get Khel Ratna

Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was originally recommended for the Arjuna award but he joined goalkeeper PR Sreejesh as the second hockey player in the list of awardees.
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult (left) celebrates a wicket with teammate Martin Guptill in their ICC Men's Twenty20 World Cup match against India in Dubai Sunday | Photo: Twitter | @BLACKCAPS

‘Don’t think we were brave enough’ says Kohli as India lose to NZ, on the brink of T20WC exit

India struggled to 110/7 before New Zealand chased down target with 8 wickets and 5.3 overs left. Kohli’s team is winless in 2 matches, and unlikely to progress to final four.
The Indian cricket team took the knee ahead of its T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on 24 October 2021 in Dubai. | Photo: Twitter

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.
Pacer Mohammad Shami (right) with captain Virat Kohli | Twitter/@MdShami11

Those attacking Shami post Pakistan loss are ‘spineless’ & ‘losers’, says Virat Kohli

While cricketers were criticised for not standing up for Wasim Jaffer when he was subjected to such targeting, many players including Tendulkar and Sehwag voiced their support for Shami.
Quinton de Kock

‘Black lives have mattered since I was born’: Quinton de Kock apologises for not taking the knee

South African batsman says did not mean to disrespect anyone by not playing against the West Indies, will take the knee if it helps in improving others’ lives.
Lovlina Borgohain, Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya

Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 players nominated for Khel Ratna

Sunil Chhetri also became the country's first footballer to be selected for the award. The announcements were delayed this year to include performances of the para-athletes in Tokyo.

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A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre in Gurugram on 15 September 2021 | PTI

Why Covid cases in India are decreasing, despite low double vaccination rate

WHO’s chief scientist said in late August that India seems to be ‘entering some stage of endemicity’.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.

Defence

Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
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