10 months agoEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: Perez trust makes Mourinho return possible

first_imgEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: Perez trust makes Mourinho return possibleby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed that Jose Mourinho could return to the club as manager.While Calderon admits that Mourinho has some issues attached to him, he also believes that he could be the man to bring back success to the Santiago Bernabeu club.Real have struggled this season after the departures of star Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane.Calderon told Love Sport Radio: “Everyone knows here it’s on the president’s [Florentino Perez] whim. I think he [Mourinho]is the only coach that he respects.”The current president doesn’t really trust much in coaches, but in Mourinho’s case he really, really backed him many times in difficult moments.”When [Julen] Lopetegui left, I said I’m sure Mourinho will be here and I don’t rule out him being with Real in the near future.”Calderon continued to say: “I think [Mourinho] has been the main problem when he’s been in other clubs.”When he was here, he was blaming everyone for the defeats. I think that is a grave mistake. It is a problem always.”Also it makes a confrontation with the players and it’s been happening with Man United with [Paul] Pogba, with [Eric] Bailly.”It was the same here, with Cristiano [Ronaldo], with Iker Casillas, with Sergio Ramos and I think that’s a problem, he’s always blowing his own trumpet and that for a coach, I think is a big mistake.”And, we have the example of [Zinedine] Zidane. He did completely the opposite.”Backstage, he has been more with the team and that’s the way in my point of view to train a great team of great players. You cannot be the protagonist.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoGattuso happy with AC Milan victory over SPAL

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gattuso happy with AC Milan victory over SPALby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was happy with victory over SPAL.Andrea Petagna had given SPAL the lead at San Siro, but Samu Castillejo and Higuain turned it around, plus a last-gasp Gianluigi Donnarumma save on Mohamed Fares for the 2-1 result.“I liked the team performance a great deal, both technically and tactically. I liked the mentality of the side, that knew how to suffer,” Gattuso told DAZN.“We could’ve killed it off earlier and must continue to improve. We’ve had to deal with all sorts of things this year. Now we go to Doha without Suso for the Italian Super Cup, one of our most important players, but I don’t want any alibis.“We had two big games in December that we didn’t make the most of, but we’ve just got to lick our wounds and keep going.” last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl ready to sell in January

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl ready to sell in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is ready to sell in January.With the January transfer window set to open next week, Hasenhuttl will have his first opportunity to make a mark on his squad.The 51-year-old, who remained tight lipped about possible departures, was unconcerned about upsetting first-team players.“It’s not about being happy, it’s about being successful. At the moment the only goal is to be successful,” he said.“I can’t take a view of the future of every player.“For me it’s important to build something up and to bring the squad back in a successful period.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona striker Munir agrees Sevilla move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona striker Munir agrees Sevilla moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are closing on a deal for Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi.Cadena Cope says Munir, off contract in June, has a deal with Sevilla.Barcelona have tried to get him to sign on twice but both offers were rejected by the forward. The pre-agreement with Sevilla is the offer Munir is said to have chosen. He had others. Real Betis wanted him and a Premier League side offered him a lot of money too, but he did not want to go to England.A departure from Barca this month is now likely. last_img

a month agoSouthampton lose Moussa Djenepo for Bournemouth clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton lose Moussa Djenepo for Bournemouth clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton will be without live-wire Moussa Djenepo for their clash with rivals Bournemouth.The Mali international has scored two stunning goals for Saints this season following his switch from Standard Liege.”Nathan could train this week with the team. This is a good message how far he is and if he really can play tomorrow I haven’t decided so far but it’s good he’s back because Moussa is out. He cannot play,” said Hasenhuttl.”After a few sessions this week he felt a little bit more his muscles so we don’t want to take this risk so we leave him out tomorrow.”I don’t know if I can grab Nathan for the position. I haven’t decided so far.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in charge

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in chargeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender John O’Shea says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man in charge.United have lost two of their opening six Premier League matches and are now preparing for the visit of Arsenal on Monday. “The club has spoken recently about sticking behind Ole and having a plan in place,” O’Shea told Sky Sports.”It’s going to take time but Ole and the staff will know that they are going to need to get results along the way. They cannot let performances drop too low. They have to maintain standards.”Everyone at the club has to look in the mirror and ask whether they are doing the best for the players and the coaching staff.”It’s a work in progress. The success is not there on the pitch at the moment so people are naturally looking more at the off-the-field issues. The people in power must want the best for the club and it will hurt them looking across the city at what other teams close by are doing.”They need to have trust in the people they have put in place. It can turn around quite quickly if you get things right in the transfer windows.” last_img read more

8 days ago​Man Utd blocked Mourinho from signing Boateng for bargain price

first_img​Man Utd blocked Mourinho from signing Boateng for bargain priceby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United did not allow then boss Jose Mourinho to sign Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich.Mourinho was desperate for an experienced centre-half in what would end up being his final summer window at the club.Boateng was among the names discussed near the end of that transfer window, but United blocked any deal.The Athletic reveals that United looked at software that assessed Boateng’s game and showed a decline in performances, along with significant injury problems.It meant that a possible £13.1 million transfer was axed.The data showed that Boateng was not fit enough to perform at his best level for the full 90 minutes, as he was making fewer tackles and running significantly less in the latter parts of games. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Watch Las Vegas Go Crazy When VCU Hits Meaningless Layup vs. Ohio State To Cover Point Spread

first_imgFans in Las Vegas go nuts with VCU backdoor cover vs. Ohio State.VCU lost its Second Round NCAA Tournament game against Ohio State Thursday afternoon, 75-72, in overtime.Those who bet on the Rams were victorious, though, as the Buckeyes were 3.5-point favorites. That betting victory came at the buzzer, as VCU’s Jonathan Williams made a meaningless layup as time expired that meant everything to the point spread. Check out the reaction at the Las Vegas SportsBook and Planet Hollywood when Williams made the layup. There were a lot of happy people in that room. VCU covers the spread & the crowd at @LVSuperBook Westgate Theater goes wild. #OhioState #VCUrams pic.twitter.com/zCcUVpWvnE— Tommy Lorenzo (@sportsbooktom) March 19, 2015Sometimes in #Vegas it’s not about who wins, it’s about by how much. Reaction to a last second layup, to lose by 3. pic.twitter.com/lDKgSlEbJZ— Planet Hollywood (@phvegas) March 19, 2015Perhaps VCU can take some solace in the fact that they covered the point spread. Ohio State is set to face Arizona on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS. (The Wildcats are favored by eight.)last_img read more

Georgetown Basketball: Georgetown Reveals Winning Court Design Contest Submission

first_imgGeorgetown basketball Court Design.Twitter/@georgetownhoyasGeorgetown looked to the Hoya fan base for a new basketball court design, and 150 submissions later, they have chosen a winner. Submitted by former Georgetown swimming & diving team member Kevin Rieffel, here is the court that the Hoyas will be playing on at the Verizon Center this season.Here is the winner of the @GeorgetownHoops Court Design Contest! Design by @KRieffel! Release: http://t.co/YYCmsIKfx6 pic.twitter.com/1B4PRu53hw— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015 The design isn’t overly adventurous, but most notably features a kente cloth pattern in the lanes, similar to the design used on Georgetown’s jerseys during the Allen Iverson era in the 1990s. Some of the runners-up were a bit more bold.Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most Washington DC Pride’ Winners: Trey Lord and Perry Cao. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/OVLgS88RzW— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best Hand-Drawn’ Winner: Jake Foote #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/pRM4npTrWv— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best use of Georgetown’s Campus’ Winners: Erin Rudy, Norma Perez, Seth Berger #HoyaSaxa pic.twitter.com/RDQseLvwhI— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best Pop Culture Reference’ Winner: Scott Greenwood. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/oRxalYGgPY— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most Likely to Scare Opposing Players’ Winner: Leo Ariemma #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/WJfmmUzXxk— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best in Representing @GeorgetownHoops History’ Winners: Anthony Calabro & Leo Ariemma. pic.twitter.com/fGGoFI5Br4— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most out-of-the-box design’ Winners: Jimmy Donofrio and Dan Kane. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/p5tfst16DJ— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 201Hoyas Court Design Contest: Runner-Up Selections: Alexis Dever, Derek Howard, Brian McCrodden. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/jkfIMaCiJ1— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015 What do you think of the new floor, Hoya fans?last_img read more

Michigan Fan Finds Way To Troll Both Ohio State And Michigan State In 1 Sign

first_imgMichigan's band playing on the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 4: The Michigan Marching Band performs during the NCAA football game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines on November 4, 2006 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won 34-26. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is in Ann Arbor this morning ahead of Michigan’s big rivalry game with Michigan State, but one fan wasn’t content to come up with a sign that just trolls the Spartans. No, he also had to include Ohio State too.In the below sign, shown on television Saturday morning, a Wolverines supporter pokes fun at both Ohio State’s schedule and Michigan State’s academics. Pretty clever.You can see more signs from GameDay here.last_img

Godin returns to Atletico training ahead of Madrid Derby

first_imgAtletico Madrid received a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s derby after Diego Godin returned to training on Wednesday.Godin was forced off at half-time during Atletico’s 2-0 win over Getafe last month and Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Real Betis.The defender underwent an MRI scan and Atleti confirmed he had suffered “an elongation in the adductor muscle of the right thigh”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Godin has made a quick recovery and was back with Diego Simeone’s squad as they prepare to host Real Madrid in La Liga on Saturday.Gran mañana, de vuelta al trabajo con el equipo!!!👍💪 https://t.co/VtKORZDKjt— Diego Godín (@diegogodin) February 6, 2019″Great morning, back to work with the team,” Godin posted on Twitter in reply to Atletico confirming his return.Godin, 32, has made 17 league appearances in 2018-19, starting 15 times and scoring twice.He is out of contract at the end of the current season and has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Inter, a move that would see him end a nine-year spell with Los Colchoneros.Atletico are currently second in La Liga and know that a victory over their city rivals will take them five points clear of Santiago Solari’s side, who face a Copa del Rey semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday.Last season’s Europa League winners were beaten 1-0 by Real Betis in their most recent league tie, ending a 19-match unbeaten run.last_img read more

FIFA defends VAR despite World Cup controversy

first_imgFIFA says 98 per cent of Video Assistant Referee [VAR] reviewed decisions in the Women’s World Cup group stage have been correct despite controversy surrounding several calls made during the tournament.Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA’s Referees Committee, believes VAR is an essential tool to help referees make the right decisions and denied it was still being tested by the governing body.”VAR cannot be blind, cannot ignore. If you have a tool that offers you the possibility to check, you have to check,” Collina said during an entertaining 90-minute press conference in which he showed screenshots of VAR decisions on his mobile phone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “We are not experimenting. We are simply implementing the laws of the game.”The VAR process has come under criticism for its results during the current Women’s World Cup with the tournament marred by incidents such as three goals being disallowed in the France-Brazil round-of-16 match and penalty retakes in two matches for goalkeepers encroaching by centimetres.During their round-of-16 match defeat to England, Cameroon’s player appeared to stop playing on multiple occasions in protest of VAR interventions that went against their team.According to FIFA, if you take VAR away from the Women’s World Cup group stage, the accuracy rate of match-changing decisions, which involve goals, penalties, red cards or mistaken identity, drops from 98% to 92.51%.VAR refereeThe governing body also points to the system’s success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where it says 99.3% of crucial calls were correct – a number that would be reduced to 95% without the VAR. While VAR has been trialled and implemented in several men’s football leagues worldwide, it has yet to be deployed in any women’s leagues. Its usage at the current World Cup in Paris represents its debut in the women’s game with female referees only attending four FIFA-organised sessions on the system’s processes.last_img read more

ESPN’s College GameDay Announces Week 12 Destination

first_imgEvander Holyfield on College GameDay.Contrary to suggestions that the Notre Dame-Syracuse game at Yankee Stadium would be the best location for next week’s edition of College GameDay, ESPN has chosen a different destination for their next show.On Sunday morning, Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to announce that College GameDay would take place in Orlando for the UCF-Cincinnati game.It is the first time that College GameDay will be hosting the game in Orlando.The only other time UCF has been featured on the show is back in 2005 when they were the visitors against South Carolina.HEY @UCF_Football … WE’RE COMING TO YOUR CITY! @KirkHerbstreit and the crew will see you Saturday! pic.twitter.com/NUo305Ib8T— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 11, 2018The UCF Golden Knights burst onto the scene with a 13-0 season last year that culminated in an AAC title and a win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl.Having beaten Auburn, the only team that year to beat eventual College Football Playoff National Champion Alabama, the Golden Knights declared themselves national champions and even held a parade.The 2018 UCF Golden Knights picked up right where last year’s team left off, starting the season 9-0 and climbing the Top 25 ranks.last_img read more

College Football Coach Expected To Make Decision On Retirement This Week

first_imgGeneral view of Wagner Field.30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportA decision on retirement is reportedly coming soon for a legendary college football head coach.Retirement rumors have been swirling all season for Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder and most do not expect him to be back in 2019.Kansas State’s athletic director is hoping for a decision from Snyder this week.“I would expect something this week, one way or the other,” Gene Taylor told the Wichita Eagle. “The sooner the better.”Kansas State struggled this season, going 5-7 and missing a bowl game.The Wildcats feel like a program that needs a re-start, so many are hoping for a Snyder retirement and a fresh head coaching search to begin.It remains unclear if Snyder is seriously considering retirement, though.Stay tuned.last_img read more

ESPN Names 3 Schools As Potential Transfer Options For Georgia QB Justin Fields

first_imgJustin Fields throws a pass for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported that Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields is planning on transferring. Fields was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2018 class.Now, a new report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach indicates that Fields leaving isn’t a done deal. Schlabach cites a source saying it is something that has been discussed but that Fields could ultimately return to Georgia.Schlabach added that Fields practiced today and is expected to play in the Sugar Bowl.However, if Fields does decide to leave, Schlabach named three schools as potential destinations:The source said that Fields and his father have had multiple meetings with Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart about his future over the past few weeks, and that Fields hasn’t formally requested a transfer, nor has he been placed in the NCAA’s transfer portal, which notifies other schools that he’s interested in leaving.Sources told ESPN that Fields might consider Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma if he decides to leave.Of course, as Schlabach writes, Fields is still technically part of the Georgia program. If he were to transfer though, these three choices make some sense.Fields visited Florida State multiple times before ultimately deciding on Georgia, though he did so when Jimbo Fisher was still coaching the Seminoles.Ohio State is likely losing Dwayne Haskins to the NFL, but the Buckeyes have highly-touted Tate Martell behind him. Ryan Day is said to be high on Martell, but adding Fields to the fold might be too good of an opportunity to pass up.As for Oklahoma, well, they are about to lose Kyler Murray to baseball or the NFL or both. There is a chance for immediate playing time in Norman, which would work out if Fields is able to secure an NCAA waiver to play immediately, should he transfer.Other schools that could be fits for Fields include Mississippi State, where former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is the head coach. Fields was a onetime Penn State commit. LSU was involved with Fields in high school, and Jimbo Fisher, who tried to recruit him to FSU, is now at Texas A&M.Florida and Miami might also want to kick the tires on Fields as well, considering the uncertainty at the QB position at both places.last_img read more

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of Qatar Open due to injury

first_imgAustralian Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of Qatar Open due to injuryNaomi Osaka, who was set play for the first time since her Australian Open triumph, is suffering from an unspecified back injury.advertisement Next Reuters TokyoFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 10:38 IST Naomi Osaka has suffered with back problems in the past (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open with an unspecified back injuryOsaka was set play for the first time since her Australian Open triumphSimona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber head up the field in Doha from February 11World number one Naomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open with an unspecified back injury, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.Osaka, who was set play for the first time since her Australian Open triumph, has suffered with back problems in the past.”I am sorry to have withdraw from Doha this year as I was looking forward to playing and seeing my fans there,” the 21-year-old said in a statement.”I wish everyone a great week and hope to see everyone next year.”Simona Halep, the Romanian who Osaka replaced as world number one, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber head up the field in Doha from February 11.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Naomi OsakaFollow Qatar Openlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand: India’s openers took the game away from us, says Kane Williamson

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: India’s openers took the game away from us, says Kane WilliamsonIndia vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: Kane Williamson said it just wasn’t New Zealand’s day after India stormed to a seven-wicket win in Auckland. This was the first time New Zealand have lost to India at home in T20 Internationals. Overall, this was only New Zealand’s third defeat to India in the shortest format.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta AucklandFebruary 8, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 15:34 IST Kane Williamson said he knew that the Wellington performance was going to be difficult to replicate (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said India’s opening partnership took the game away from the hostsRohit Sharma and ShikharDhawan added 79 for the 1st wicket as India successfully chased down 159 in AucklandIndia have now levelled the 3-match T20I series. New Zealand had won the first T20I in Wellington on WednesdayBrief Score – India (162/3) beat New Zealand (158/8) by 7 wickets to level 3-match series 1-1. Rohit (50), Pant (40*), Dhawan (30) (SCORECARD)New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson conceded his side missed a trick or two after a seven-wicket thrashing to India in the second T20 International in Auckland. India chased down 159 with plenty to spare to level the three-match series 1-1. This was also India’s first T20I victory in New Zealand.Williamson made 20 while Colin de Grandhomme top-scored with 50 against an Indian bowling attack that was far more disciplined and determined. Shot-making was not as easy as it was in Wellington and Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed found the right lengths straightaway.Krunal Pandya, however, did the most damage as New Zealand once again succumbed to spin after struggling against Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the ODI series which they lost 1-4.#TeamIndia win by 7 wickets. Level the three match series 1-1 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/kudlWM0r9XBCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2019Williamson said he understood the Wellington performance was going to be difficult to replicate but added it was India’s brisk opening partnership that took the game away from the Black Caps. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 79 off only 9.2 overs before Rishabh Pant made an enterprising 40 not out and MS Dhoni scored 20 not out to help India win only third T20I vs New Zealand.”I suppose the performance in Wellington was going to be difficult to replicate,” Williamson said in the post-match presentation ceremony.”We missed a trick or two with the bat. It was slightly more tricky to bat, but 20 more runs at the death would have been better. It wasn’t a 180-200 wicket for sure, but the opening partnership from India just took it away.advertisement”It’s important that as a side we are aware of the good bits we have done and put that into practice every time we come out to bat. Today it wasn’t our day to be honest. Today wasn’t as close as we would have liked, but having a full house like Eden Park, there isn’t any better atmosphere in the world,” he said.India and New Zealand will next travel to Hamilton for the series decider to be played on Sunday.Also Read | We learnt from our mistakes: Rohit Sharma after historic T20I win over New ZealandAlso Read | Rohit Sharma overtakes Martin Guptill to become highest run-scorer in T20IsAlso Read | Krunal Pandya elated after 2nd man-of-the-match award in 8 T20IsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow 2nd T20IFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Aucklandlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh roars back to form with Kohli, Moeen, de Villiers wickets

first_img scorecard graphs IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh roars back to form with Kohli, Moeen, de Villiers wicketsIPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh had last picked a wicket on May 11 2018 in an IPL match for Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals. On March 23 2019, he got Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in consecutive overs. No data available! advertisementcenter_img view more view less commentary Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 00:05 IST IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh spun a web around RCB on Saturday to leave them reeling. (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWicketless for 7 matches, Harbhajan Singh dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in consecutive oversHarbhajan Singh finished with figures of 3 for 20 off his 4 overs for Chennai Super KingsHarbhajan Singh now has 137 wickets in the Indian Premier LeagueHarbhajan Singh played the first qualifier for Chennnai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad but did not bowl. Between the last IPL and this one, he played three matches for Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but did not pick a single wicket.On Saturday, Harbhajan Singh dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in a four-over spell to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore reeling in the IPL 2019 opener against Chennai Super Kings. He finished with figures of 3 for 20 off his 4 overs after CSK opted to bowl at the MA Chidambaram Stadium infront of a sea of yellow jerseys.Harbhajan Singh, 38, was given the new ball with Deepak Chahar and made an immediate impact. He dismissed Virat Kohli in the fourth over of the RCB innings with some smart bowling – Kohli holed out to Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket as the Chepauk roared in delight.IPL 2019 CSK VS RCB: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTIn his next over, Harbhajan snared Moeen Ali with a ball that held up and was spinning away. It was a tame dismissal and RCB were shell-shocked. In his last over, Harbhajan Singh dismissed the dangerous AB de Villiers who tried to sweep but was caught by Ravindra Jadeja at mid-wicket.Last year, Harbhajan Singh got 7 wickets in 13 matches. In the new season, he destroyed RCB with three top wickets. Harbhajan’s IPL tally now stands at 137 wickets.Harbhajan was wicketless for 7 matches since he dismissed Rajasthan Royals’ Ben Stokes on May 11, 2018. In those 7 matches, Harbhajan did not get to bowl in Qualifier 1 against SRH. On March 23, 2019, he got rid of three RCB batsmen in consecutive overs – two of those are the most destructive in the history of the IPL.advertisementThe buzz was on Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina before the start of the match. Kohli needed 52 to become the first batsman to score 5000 IPL runs but he managed only 6 off 12 balls. Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers for 9 each.RCB could not recover from the early blows and were all at sea against a top-quality CSK spin attack. While Shimron Hetmyer was run out, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja pegged Bangalore further with crucial wickets.Also Read | MS Dhoni presents Rs 2 crore cheque to CRPF, military band performs at ChepaukFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow CSK vs RCBFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Virat KohliFollow AB de VilliersFollow Moeen Alilast_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar, Shane Warne recollect their favourite moments at Lord’s

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 16:19 IST Shane Warne and Sunil Gavaskar at Salaam Cricket 2019India Today’s Salaam Cricket Conclave 2019 has brought 11 legends of the game from across the world onto one stage at the iconic Lord’s stadium in England.Ahead of the the first session titled ‘Jab Legends Met’, Australian legend Shane Warne and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar were asked by Rajdeep Sardesai, the Consulting Editor of India Today, what were their favourite moments of their career at Lord’s, both harked back to their nation’s respective WC victories during their playing days.”It’s got to be Kapil Dev lifting the World Cup. India beat WI defending a small total. That’s the best moment of my career. When Michael Holding (WI’s last batsman) was hit on the legs and the ball came towards me – my first reaction was to stop a leg-bye. Then the roar of the crowd signifying the umpire had given Holding out – prompted me to pocket the ball and start my fastest sprint ever to the pavilion. I don’t think Usain Bolt would have run faster,” said Gavaskar.Warne too answered along similar lines picking Australia’s 1999 WC winning moment as his best memory.”Like Sunny, it has to be the 1999 World Cup. A nice glass of beer was pretty cool. It might have been a couple (laughs). We started off pretty slowly and we had to win 7 games on the trot. Beating Pakistan in the final was pretty special” chuckled Warne.The Salaam Cricket Conclave 2019 is ongoing and is set to feature legends like Sir Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram and Michael Clarke among others. Follow all the action live hereadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow Shane Warne Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar, Shane Warne recollect their favourite moments at Lord’sLegends Sunil Gavaskar and Shane Warne shared some of their favourite World Cup memories on India Today’s conclave Salaam Cricket 2019advertisementlast_img read more

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany, Netherlands and Belgium register big wins

first_img Reuters New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 10:30 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSMarcel Halstenberg and Serge Gnabry netted once each to lead Germany to victoryRyan Babel scored a brace as Netherlands claimed a comfortable 4-0 win over EstoniaKevin De Bruyne scored once and assisted in the rest three goals as Belgium crushed ScotlandGermany beat hosts Northern Ireland 2-0 on Monday with two goals in the second half to get their Euro 2020 qualification on track as they bounced back from last week’s loss to the Netherlands to take over top spot in Group C.Defender Marcel Halstenberg drilled the ball in three minutes after the restart following a lacklustre first half by the Germans, who lost 4-2 at home to the Dutch on Friday.Serge Gnabry continued his impressive scoring run for Germany, netting in second-half stoppage time for his ninth goal in his 10th international, completing Germany’s eighth consecutive win over Northern Ireland.The win put Germany on 12 points from five games, ahead on goal difference of second-placed Northern Ireland, who suffered their first loss of the campaign as captain Steven Davis became their most capped outfield player with 113 appearances.BABEL NETS TWICE AS NETHERLANDS THRASH ESTONIARyan Babel scored twice as a rampant Netherlands claimed a comfortable 4-0 victory over Estonia in their Euro 2020 Group C qualifier.Memphis Depay added an excellent third to mark his 50th cap and Georginio Wijnaldum netted the fourth late on as the Dutch recorded back-to-back wins under manager Ronald Koeman for the first time following Friday’s 4-2 victory in Germany.The Netherlands remain three points behind the top two in the pool, Germany and Northern Ireland, who have 12 points each. The Dutch have a game in hand.Estonia slipped to a fifth successive loss in the qualifiers.DE BRUYNE INSPIRES BELGIUM TO 4-0 ROUT OF SCOTLANDadvertisementBelgium kept their 100 percent record intact in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I with a Kevin de Bruyne-inspired 4-0 demolition of a disappointing Scotland side at a subdued Hampden ParkRoberto Martinez’s side, top of the FIFA rankings, were a class above their hosts as they scored three times before halftime through Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld all created by De Bruyne.The Manchester City craftsman then capped a superb individual display with a clinical finish late on.Victory left Belgium with 18 points from six games, three more than second-placed Russia, who needed an 89th-minute goal by Mario Fernandes to beat Kazakhstan 1-0.The top two go through to next year’s finals.Scotland’s joint heaviest home defeat means their slender hopes of qualifying from the group are virtually over, although they could still reach the tournament via the Nations League playoffs, with a semi-final place already secured.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Euro 2020 qualifiers Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany, Netherlands and Belgium register big winsGermany top Group C with 12 points from five games while Netherlands remain three points behind the top two in the pool with a game in hand. Belgium consolidated their position at the top of Group I.advertisement Nextlast_img read more