Alexis: Henry didn’t tell me to leave

first_imgManchester United Alexis: Henry didn’t tell me to leave Arsenal & one day he should manage them! Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 18:45 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Getty Images Manchester United Transfers Arsenal Premier League A. Sánchez The Chile international moved to Old Trafford earlier this week, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way in part exchange Alexis Sanchez has denied that Thierry Henry told him to leave Arsenal for Manchester United, and insists that the Frenchman should one day manage the club.The 29-year-old completed his move to Old Trafford earlier this week, with Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way.Upon making his move, the Chile international wrote an Instagram post, mentioning the Gunners icon. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn,” he said.Both Henry and Alexis, however, have now denied that the Frenchman had any say over the player’s decision to quit Arsene Wenger’s side.Alexis wrote on Twitter: “I want to clarify that Henry never told me to leave the club, it was a personal decision. He LOVES the club and someday it would be nice to see him as the Arsenal coach because he loves the club.”Henry, meanwhile, wrote: “I know I don’t need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans but contrary to speculation at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal.”I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.”I want to clarify that Henry never told me to leave the club, it was a personal decision … he LOVES the club and someday it would be nice to see him as the arsenal coach because he loves the club …— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) January 24, 2018 I know I don’t need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans but contrary to speculation at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal. I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) January 23, 2018Alexis has explained that a need to feel “loved” was behind his move to United, having spent the majority of the past year being linked with Manchester City prior to the Red Devils.”He indicated it is important for the club for me to be here,” Sanchez told MUTV. “I also believe that the club itself cared about me joining, and I got the impression that they were keen for me to come here and wear the number seven shirt.”I think that also gets through to the player. Players sometimes need to feel important and loved by the club.”That was one of the things that attracted me to come here, along with the manager, who is a person who won everything in Italy, the same as he did in Spain, and he’s a manager who likes to win.”last_img read more

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Lijnders returns to Liverpool after NEC sacking

first_imgLiverpool Lijnders returns to Liverpool after NEC sacking Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 01:21 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LijndersKlopp - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp With uncertainty surrounding the future of Zeljko Buvac, the Reds have reappointed the Dutchman to Jurgen Klopp’s staff as a first-team coach Pep Lijnders has returned to Liverpool as a first-team coach, following an unsuccessful stint in charge of NEC.Lijnders began working as a coach at Anfield in 2014 and departed this January for NEC, where he was sacked after failing to guide the side to promotion to the Eredivisie.And on Tuesday the Reds confirmed that he would rejoin their staff ahead of the 2018-19 season.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Liverpool FC can confirm that Pepijn Lijnders has returned to take up a role in the club’s first-team coaching setup,” a statement released on the club’s official website revealed.”The Dutchman brought a three-and-a-half-season stay at Anfield to an end in January as he took up the managerial reins of NEC in his homeland.”However, following his departure, Lijnders has agreed to rejoin Jürgen Klopp’s backroom staff in a senior capacity.”The Dutchman returns to Liverpool amid uncertainty over Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Zeljko Buvac, who was absent in the final stages of the season due to “personal reasons”.There were reports of a falling out between Klopp and Buvac – denied by the former – while the Bosnian was also linked with the Arsenal job, since taken by Unai Emery.While there has been no official statement on Buvac’s future, the club are said to be preparing for life without him as an exit appears likely. Lijnders’ return would help fill any void left by Klopp’s long-term collaborator, as well as boosting the manager himself who affirmed he was “gutted” to lose the coach in January. #LFC can confirm that Pepijn Lijnders has returned to take up a role in the club’s first-team coaching setup. https://t.co/wfrJcRCErJ pic.twitter.com/iVNbzADbJ8 — Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 5, 2018 “He is a valuable member…and a brilliant person,” Klopp had signalled upon Lijnders’ departure.“He has such a big football brain. But it’s his willingness to learn and absorb information and always look to improve and be better as a coach that makes him stand out.“Of course, one of his biggest legacies at LFC will be the development and integration into the first-team squad of so many young and exciting players. The role he played in making us aware of these players and then helping us get the best out of them will have a lasting impact here. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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North Queensland Junior Development Clinic

first_imgThis week North Queensland held a Junior Development Clinic for 55 Townsville based players at Queens Park, North Ward. The clinic emphasised the basic principles of Touch Football with the main aim to ensure that everyone was getting involved.The clinic was facilitated by Queensland Touch Development Officers Glen Richardson (North Queensland) and Mark Jansson (South Queensland). Glen (Richo) Richardson said, “It was a real bonus to have Mark in attendance, he has over 20 years experience in the sport and is also a current State of Origin player in the Queensland Senior Team”.The clinic developed the finer points of catching, passing and the place ball. Sub unit skills were also worked on with modified games giving the participant the opportunity to practice the skills learnt.Mark (Janno) Jansson was suitably impressed, “I wasn’t sure how much the kids were going to learn, however after watching them in the games this afternoon I can see that they are starting to implement the things that we were teaching”. “The clinic appears to be a real success and North Queensland will look to expand on this concept next year”, said Richardson.Special thanks go to Sportscene Super Warehouse – Cairns, Packer Ryder Home Loan Services, Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association and to Mark Jansson from South Queensland Border Districts for their support.last_img read more

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Ministers Wish Participants Luck For NTL

first_imgMinister Annesley said he was delighted to see Touch Football events of this calibre in New South Wales.“Touch Football is growing in popularity in Australia and around the world and I’m sure the National Touch League will be a great success for competitors and for the town of Port Macquarie,” Minister Annesley said. “As one of the stunning New South Wales coastline’s busiest holiday destinations, Port Macquarie is an ideal location for the 2012 National Touch League, with a wide variety of accommodation styles and other facilities available for the 2,500+ competitors.  “This is one of many Touch Football events that the NSW Government, through Destination NSW, has secured to drive benefits to the NSW visitor economy,” he said. The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, has secured a Touch Football package for New South Wales, which will see numerous Touch Football events held in various locations across the state leading to the Touch Football Word Cup in New South Wales in 2015.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the fact that Port Macquarie is hosting the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League is very positive news.“Port Macquarie’s calendar of events is only getting stronger and to have the X-Blades National Touch League here in the lead up to the 2015 Touch Football World Cup is a great honour.“The event will be great for the community, providing exciting competitive action and attracting visitors to the area.”To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the event, please visit the NTL website:www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Facebook and Twitter pages in the lead up to the 2012 X-Blades NTL to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2012 if you are mentioning the NTL)TFA’s YouTube channel will also be updated frequently during the NTL. To view the channel or become a subscriber, please click on the link below: www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

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10 months agoCarragher tells Liverpool: Take your medicine and relax

first_imgCarragher tells Liverpool: Take your medicine and relaxby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists Jurgen Klopp’s side are still in a “fantastic position” to win the Premier League title.A loss to Manchester City last night means the Reds now hold a four-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s side.But Carragher has urged Liverpool to relax and stay focused on their remaining games.The former Reds defender told Sky Sports: “Going into this game, the talk was ‘Liverpool could go 10 points clear’ – a lot of the talk was Liverpool.”A lot of the talk over the next few days in the press will be Man City – ‘Man City are back in the race and they are now favourites to win the league’.”Liverpool need to just take their medicine, just relax, calm down, play the FA Cup game. Whatever happens, whatever team he picks, it’s then Brighton that Liverpool play next.”Four points clear is still a really good position to be in and the form they have shown, certainly against sides outside the top six, they have got a lot of those games coming.”Liverpool just need to relax, get some wins under their belt, maybe improve that lead if they can over the next month to six weeks, but they’re in a fantastic position.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton win

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling was relieved to score their third in victory over Everton having missed a chance not long before.The England forward bagged his eight goal of the campaign – and the 100th of his career – with a shot that struck the underside of the crossbar, sealing the points for the champions.“It was a really good moment, especially at 2-1 to make it 3-1- it was a really nice feeling,” said Sterling.“I had chance earlier on and didn’t know was onside until I dragged it wide – you just have to stay focused.“I was running into the box, but thinking Riyad couldn’t make that pass, but it went through the defender’s leg, I took it early and I didn’t get enough on it.“I knew another chance would come. I was waiting for an opportunity and it eventually came.“But you have to finish chances like that off because in the Premier League you can be punished.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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ESPN’s Jay Williams: Bulls Are Rumored To Want Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg As Their New Coach

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTubeOne of the major stories around the sports world currently is the news that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose needs another knee surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the NBA season. The Bulls are 36-21 and in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but there are already some rumblings that Rose’s injury coupled with a possible early playoff exit could spell the end of Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams has heard the Bulls have not only thought about life after Thibodeau, but have also considered who they’d want to replace him. That someone is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.Rumors circulating that people within the Bulls organization are interested in Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State as their next head coach.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 25, 2015Hoiberg is an Iowa State alumnus and a 10-year NBA veteran. Four of those professional seasons came with the Bulls. Since taking over as the head coach of his alma mater in 2010, Hoiberg is 110-53 overall and 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Week 11 Power Rankings After Upset-Heavy Saturday

first_imgESPN week 11 power rankings after upset weekend.espn week 11 power rankings lee corso alabama mascot headInstagram/alecmorris_11This past Saturday, both Clemson and Alabama notched huge in-conference victories, taking control of their respective leagues. Appropriately, ESPN now has the Tigers and the Tide ranked 1-2 in its weekly Power Rankings. Ohio State, which beat Minnesota in a lackluster affair, drops a spot to No. 3. Baylor stayed at No. 4 after handling Kansas State Thursday night.Some other big movers? Notre Dame rose five spots to No. 5 after downing Pitt. Oklahoma State, after surprising TCU, is up six spots to No. 6. And Iowa, after a win over Indiana, is now all the way up to No. 7.Here’s the entire list, via ESPN. Do they have it right?1. Clemson2. Alabama3. Ohio State4. Baylor5. Notre Dame6. Oklahoma State7. Iowa8. Stanford9. LSU10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Utah13. TCU14. Michigan State15. Michigan16. Houston17. Florida State18. North Carolina19. Temple20. UCLA21. Navy22. Northwestern23. Mississippi State24. Wisconsin25. MemphisYou can view last week’s list here.last_img read more

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Clemson LB Ben Boulware Calls Out Twitter Troll, 3 Years Later, Regarding His Success

first_imgBen Boulware tweet.ben boulware takes on twitter trollClemson junior linebacker Ben Boulware, a former four-star recruit, has accomplished a great deal in his short career. Monday, he made sure that one of his doubters recognized that fact.Boulware, who was named Orange Bowl defensive MVP after his performance against Oklahoma, tweeted out a list of his accomplishments and tagged a Twitter troll who told him, back in 2012, that he would never even start for the Tigers.ACC champ, Orange Bowl MVP, 1st Team All-ACC…I hope you didn’t think I was going to forget @TrippWilliams60 pic.twitter.com/1l0j9abN2p— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) January 25, 2016 Boulware likely still has one goal left in college – to win a national title. We’ll see if he can prove everyone wrong again in 2016.last_img read more

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The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 14, Army-Navy Game

first_imgCollege Football Week 14 and Army-Navy Game picks by The Spun staff members.Well, it all comes down to this. For our final edition of staff picks, we’ve rolled together the Week 14 and conference championship games we’re selection, as well as the Army-Navy Game, which stands alone on December 10. That leaves us with 10 total games left to pick from. Considering our publisher Matt Lombardi has a five-pick lead entering the week, we’re those of us in contention are going to need some serious help to pull this one out.Last week, Andrew McCarty continued his hot picking, leading all staff members by three picks at 26-10. He is all the way up to third for the full season, and is in striking distance of the crown.Here are the full office standings through 13 weeks:Record:Picks Back:1.Matt Lombardi375-1132.Dan Lyons370-11853.Andrew McCarty368-12074.Andrew Holleran364-124115.Matt Hladik364-124116.Steve Driscoll349-13926This weekend, we have nine games over two days. On Friday night, Western Michigan looks to Row The Boat to a 13-0 season, and put itself in the driver’s seat for the Group of Five spot in the New Year’s Six bowl games. Later that night, Washington and Colorado meet in the Pac-12 Championship, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Washington currently sits at No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Colorado has an outside chance to crash the party at No. 8. We know which squad Michigan will be rooting for.On Saturday, there is a slate of Big 12 games, including a de facto conference championship at Bedlam between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Norman. Wisconsin and Penn State jockey for Playoff position in the Big Ten title game, while Alabama and Clemson look to secure their bids in the SEC and ACC Championships, respectively.Here are our staff picks for every Power Five and Top 25 game for College Football Week 14, as well as the Army-Navy game the following week.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 14 and Army-Navy picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCarty17 Western Michigan vs. Ohiowestern michiganohio-logowestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michigan4 Washington vs. 8 ColoradowashingtoncoloradowashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonTCU vs. Kansas StateTCU logoTCU logokansas-state-logoTCU logoTCU logokansas-state-logo19 Navy vs. Templenavy-logonavy-logotemplenavy-logotempletemple9 Oklahoma vs. 10 Oklahoma Stateoklahoma-logooklahoma-logooklahoma stateoklahoma-logooklahoma-logooklahoma-logo16 West Virginia vs. Baylorwest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginia1 Alabama vs. 15 Florida  alabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabama3 Clemson vs. Virginia Techclemson-logoclemson-logovirginia-tech-logoclemson-logoclemson-logoclemson-logo6 Wisconsin vs. 7 Penn Statepenn-state-logowisconsin-logowisconsin-logopenn-state-logowisconsin-logopenn-state-logoArmy vs. 19 Navynavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logoSeason Record375-113364-124370-118364-124349-139368-120last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh: Negative Recruiters Are ‘Jive Turkeys’

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field to play the Illinois Fighting Illini.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh went on John Calipari’s podcast this week, and the two head coaches talked about all the different aspects of recruiting players.Jim Harbaugh is a pretty interesting and strange guy, and John Calipari is also a pretty interesting and strange guy, so it’s incredible that the universe didn’t explode when these two found themselves in the same room, let alone on the same podcast. The entire thing is worth a listen (if only to hear Harbaugh say old-fashioned phrases like “youngsters” 500 times), and it can be found at the bottom of the page.Here’s a highlight (emphasis mine), with Jim Harbaugh hilariously referring to negative recruiters as “jive turkeys.” The conversation begins around the 23-minute mark:My philosophy and thought on it: if you have to talk about somebody else and somebody else’s program and negative recruit them or their situation then you’re really not concentrating on your own program and the situation what you have, and that’s what you should be presenting. That’s what you should be encouraging a youngster look at, not the negative side of recruiting. Definitely people use that against you. They use that against me. I’ve long referred to those people as jive turkeys.Add negative recruiters to the growing list of people Harbaugh considers “jive turkeys.” A few weeks ago, he used the same phrase to describe people who start rumors about him going back to the NFL.Leave it up to Jim Harbaugh to use an antiquated and bizarrely obscure insult as a way to refer to his “enemies.” He remains the best thing about college football.[Football Scoop]last_img read more

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Courtney Smith Releases New Statement On Comments Made By Her Mother

first_imgCourtney Smith explains the abuse she allegedly dealt with.Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, has released a new statement via her attorney regarding some of the reports that have surfaced, showcasing comments from her mother and former mother-in-law.Jeff Snook, a veteran author, has published multiple reports with strong comments from Tina Carano, the mother of Courtney Smith, who has actually been defending Zach Smith.“I wanted to stay out of this mess,” Carano said. “But I can’t take it anymore. I can’t take all of these lies that are being written. I just want the truth out there once and for all. What’s right is right. It’s been horrible for me to see the lies that were being written about Zach when he didn’t do what he was accused of doing.“He lost his job over something that didn’t happen.”She added the following:“When Zach got fired, I was in disbelief that it happened the way it did. I was trying to stay out of it, but I really wanted to come forward and tell the whole story,” Carano said. “I do want to see and have a relationship with my grandchildren someday.“But the fact is that Courtney set him up in this whole thing. She was determined to bring him down and she wanted to keep her current boyfriend, who didn’t want Zach around.”Courtney Smith has spoken out today, saying she’s disappointed by the “vindictive falsehoods” being said.The latest from Courtney Smith: pic.twitter.com/ZyQrIDcKqS— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 16, 2018Courtney Smith reportedly met with Ohio State’s investigative committee earlier this week. So, too, did Zach Smith. Snook also reported that both of their mothers met with the committee.Ohio State has had Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. The investigation is expected to take two weeks.The Buckeyes are set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Ryan Day is the interim coach in Meyer’s absence.last_img read more

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A College Football Team Already Left For Its Week 4 Game

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonAs the East Coast braces for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, one college football team is already on its way to its Week 4 destination. Yes, we’re gearing up for Week 3, but East Carolina University is already headed to Florida.ECU canceled its Week 3 matchup against No. 12 Virginia Tech this weekend due to the hurricane. Now, the Pirates are headed to South Florida for the team’s matchup against the Bulls on September 22.That’s according to an ECU spokesman. The school reportedly wanted to avoid Hurricane Florence completely and was worried about the return trip.Here’s more from Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.ECU spokesman says football team has traveled to Florida, where the Pirates play next weekend. In part, wanted to avoid storm and in part were concerned with return trip.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) September 12, 2018East Carolina is coming off a significant win over North Carolina. The Pirates sank the Tar Heels by a final score of 41-19 despite entering the game as an underdog.ECU and Virginia Tech differed on the approach to cancel the game. The two sides have not agreed to reschedule the game.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Updates His Injury Status After Saturday’s Sideline Incident

first_imgUrban Meyer appears hurt on Ohio State football sideline.FOXOhio State head coach Urban Meyer issued an update to his injury status following his sideline incident during Saturday’s win over Indiana.Meyer, who has dealt with headaches in the past, fell to the ground late in the Buckeyes’ blowout win over the Hoosiers.It was unclear at the time what happened to Meyer. Some had speculated that he had an accidental collision with an assistant coach.However, Meyer revealed after the game that he was dealing with a bad headache. He got some treatment from his medical staff and didn’t leave the game.Today, Meyer updated his status while speaking to reporters. He says he feels fine now.“I’ve been dealing with that cyst for many years. We had surgery several years ago. When it does take place, give me some medicine. I feel fine now,” he said.That’s good news.Ohio State, which is one of 11 remaining undefeated teams in college football, is set to play Minnesota on Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon on FOX.last_img read more

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Texas Announces Significant Injury For RB Kirk Johnson

first_img Texas just announced running back Kirk Johnson will be out for at least six weeks with a shoulder injury. He recently sustained the injury during practice. As a result, Daniel Young will move to the number three spot.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 10, 2019 Richardson noted that his absence will give junior Daniel Young a chance to shine in the role in the interim.Young has 123 carries for 526 yards and three touchdowns in two years at Texas. He also has another 14 receptions for 152 yards.Johnson’s absence will leave Texas rather thin at the position in the interim. Keaontay Ingram is also injured, leaving Young and Jordan Whittington as the only healthy scholarship backs.After today’s scrimmage, @coachtomherman said RB Keontay Ingram tweaked his knee and DB Caden Sterns rolled his ankle. Per Herman, both on field evaluations looked “promising”. @TexasFootball #HookEm pic.twitter.com/g6MNwFpK3h— Clif Thornton (@ClifOnFOX7) August 11, 2019Suffice it to say, Tom Herman may need Sam Ehlinger to throw the ball just a little more often when they take on Louisiana Tech and LSU next month. Texas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Senior running back Kirk Johnson has largely toiled at the bottom of the Texas depth chart for the last three years. Though he was poised to see more time on the field in 2019, it looks like he won’t be seeing it any time soon.Texas announced on Saturday that Johnson will miss at least six weeks due to a shoulder injury. Per the report, Johnson sustained the injury at a recent practice.Johnson was the No. 3 running back on the Texas depth chart. He has eight carries for 44 yards in his college career. All of that yardage came in his freshman season.Last year the Longhorns ran the ball an average of 40.3 times for over 153 yards per game.last_img read more

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Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph: Youngsters who brought IPL 2019 alive

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 19:36 IST From Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph, many youngsters have won a lot of praise from the fans as well as experts (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThe IPL has been the perfect platform where ‘Talent Meets Opportunity, since its inception in 2008From Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph, many youngsters have won a lot of praise from the fans as well as expertsShreyas Gopal, Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar have been the other success stories of IPL 2019The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is at its business end and as the words are engraved on the trophy – ‘Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi’, the tournament has been the perfect platform where Talent Meets Opportunity, since its inception in 2008.This year is also no different and as the 2019 tournament campaign read — ‘Game Banayega Name’, several promising talents have come up with their performance.Be it Shreyas Iyer’s maturity, Pant’s blazing batting or Sanju Samson’s consistent performances in the league, nothing has gone unnoticed by fans, selectors or anyone associated with the league. This year yet again, IPL has served as a platform to a plethora of youngsters who staked their claim with some impactful performances.Riyan Parag, the 17-year-old budding talent, is the very first cricketer from Assam to play in the league and has carved a special place in every cricket fan’s heart with his brilliant 43-run knock against Mumbai Indians, earlier this season. Guwahati born Riyan, who plays with a Gamusa tucked in his trousers, missed out on becoming the youngest half-centurion in the history of IPL not once but twice before eventually scoring a brilliant half-century against Delhi Capitals to break the record. The young Parag has won a lot of praise from the fans as well as experts.Kolkata Knight Riders’ Prithvi Raj played just one game in his IPL debut this year. But the perception about him changed when one comes to know that the only wicket he bagged belonged to the current Orange Cap holder David Warner. Prithvi Raj could not save KKR from losing the game but definitely made a mark by sending Warner packing in his debut game for KKR.advertisementKings XI Punjab’s 20-year-old Arshdeep Singh, a left arm pacer from Punjab, took the wicket of the mighty Jos Butler. He was in India’s Under-19 World Cup winning squad and fans waited to see his metamorphosis into an experienced bowler.Shreyas Gopal, who played for Rajasthan Royals, turned his fortunes around with his consistent performances. This year the leggie scalped 18 wickets in 13 games, including a hat-trick where he scalped Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis.Mumbai Indians’ Alzarri Joseph made sure the world took notice of him as he achieved the best figures by a bowler on IPL debut. 6/12 by the pacer is also the best figures in the history of the league.Delhi Capitals’ Shreyas Iyer, the youngest IPL captain at 24, contributed to the success of Delhi Capitals with 442 runs with the team at third position. His constant passion for playing well and the sudden rush of responsibility cemented his position as the future of Indian cricket.On the other hand, under the able guidance of the legendary MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar is swinging away to success. The Agra born pacer has been impressive especially on the Chepauk pitch that is known to aid spinners with his pace bowling scalping 16 wickets in 14 games.Also Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stageAlso Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019For 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 IPL 2019Follow Riyan ParagFollow shreyas iyer Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph: Youngsters who brought IPL 2019 aliveIPL 2019: Be it Shreyas Iyer’s maturity, Rishabh Pant’s blazing batting or Sanju Samson’s consistent performances in the league, nothing has gone unnoticed by fans, selectors or anyone associated with the leagueadvertisementlast_img read more

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Janhvi Kapoor in sports bra and shorts keeps her gym look simple and pretty. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Take a close look at Janhvi’s gym bag – yellow with black spots. We love!Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: We are simply floored by Janhvi’s gym look as she wore a pink sports bra and paired it with purple shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: No make-up, of course, for Janhvi at the gym while she tied her hair in a half-bun.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was spotted at her gym in Mumbai on May 31.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Such a cute smile, Janhvi Kapoor.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Janhvi KapoorGymSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was spotted at her gym this morning and we are simply floored by her look. She wore a pink sports bra and paired it with purple shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cf0d1344f99d1559286068_1539230_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, May 31, 2019 – 12:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi Kapoor in sports bra and shorts keeps her gym look simple and pretty. See picsApp headline: Janhvi Kapoor in sports bra and shorts keeps her gym look simple and pretty. See picslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan sixathon helps England crush Afghanistan

first_img graphs view more view less advertisement World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan sixathon helps England crush AfghanistanEoin Morgan led from the front with the bat as England registered their fourth win of the tournament to clinch the top spot in the points table. Rohan Sen ManchesterJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 00:12 IST Eoin Morgan destroyed the Afghanistan bowling attack along with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland (397/6) beat Afghanistan (247/8) by 150 runs in ManchesterThis was England’s biggest win in a World Cup match since 1975A record 33 sixes were hit by batsmen from both teams in this game including 17 by Eoin MorganEngland dished out one of their most devastating performances with the bat in the World Cup 2019 on Tuesday as they crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in Manchester to grab the top spot in the points table with their fourth win of the tournament.This was the biggest win for England in terms of runs since the 1975 World Cup game against India which they had won by 202 runs.The game was taken away from Afghanistan in the first innings itself when England posted their highest World Cup score of 397 for 6 in 50 overs after opting to bat first.England skipper Eoin Morgan led the way with a swashbuckling 148 off 71 balls while Jonny Bairstow (90), Joe Root (88) and Moeen Ali (31 not out) played the supporting roles as the hosts ended up with the 6th highest team total in a World Cup.Afghanistan in reply, could never match up to the required run rate but they did show a lot of fight and were determined to get as close to the total as possible.Hashmatullah Shahidi (76), Rahmat Shah (46) and Asghar Afghan (44) made sure they didn’t give up without a fight and took Afghanistan to 247 for 8 in 50 overs.The match also broke the record for the most sixes hit during a World Cup game with 33, bettering the previous record of 31 which took place in the match between New Zealand and West Indies in Wellington in 2015.Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer were the pick of the bowlers for England as they bagged 3 wickets each while Mark Wood took two.advertisementEarlier, Eoin Morgan demolished the Afghanistan bowling attack and smashed the fourth fastest hundred in World Cup history as England reached 397 for 6. Morgan ended up clobbering 17 sixes, a world record in ODI cricket.England finished with 25 sixes in total which is also the most hit by a team in an ODI innings. 17 maximums were hit by the captain himself, while Moeen Ali hit four and Bairstow clobbered 3 sixes. Root also managed to hit one out of the park. Moeen Ali played a lovely cameo in the end, scoring 31 not out off 9 balls.Morgan was superbly assisted by Joe Root in the 189-run partnership for the third wicket during which Root made 88 runs off 82 balls. Before that Root was involved in a 120-run stand for the second wicket with Jonny Bairstow, who scored 90 off 99 balls.Morgan and Co took all the Afghanistan bowlers to the cleaners but the batsmen were particularly brutal against leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who conceded 110 runs from his 9 overs without taking a wicket, which is the most runs conceded in a World Cup match.Also Read | Most expensive spell in a World Cup: Rashid Khan goes for 110 runs off 9 oversAlso Read | Eoin Morgan hits 4th fastest hundred in World Cup historyAlso See: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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs AfghanistanFollow Eoin Morgan commentary No data available! scorecard Nextlast_img read more

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World Cup semi-final defeat my biggest disappointment in last 2 years: Ravi Shastri

first_imgWorld Cup semi-final defeat my biggest disappointment in last 2 years: Ravi ShastriRavi Shastri, who has been reappointed as Team India head coach, also said his primary focus will be on the World Test Championships and the 2 T20 World Cups in the next 2 years of his stint.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 11:09 IST Ravi Shastri will continue as head coach of Team India till November 2021 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe were right there and then it all slipped away: Ravi Shastri on World Cup exitIndia failed to chase 240 in the semi-final vs New ZealandShastri said focus will be on World Test Championships and T20 World Cups in next 2 yearsIndia head coach Ravi Shastri has conceded that the semi-final defeat to New Zealand at World Cup 2019 was the biggest disappointment of his coaching stint in the last 2 years.India had entered World Cup 2019 as pre-tournament favourites. Virat Kohli’s team had all the ingredients to end India’s 8-year-long title drought and expectations hit the roof when India started the tournament in a dominant fashion.The quadrennial tournament was also looked at as an important test for Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri combination. Captain Kohli had established a close working relationship with Shastri and the duo were able to produce some outstanding results over the last 2 years. While a historic Test series win in Australia was the highlight, Team India’s performances on the road improved drastically.India topped the group-stage table at World Cup 2019 after only one loss to England. However, India crashed out after failing to chase a 240-run target in a rain-affected semi-final in Manchester. The top-order was blown away by New Zealand pacers who removed Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul for 1 each.Stressing that the defeat was a tough pill to swallow, Ravi Shastri pointed out that 30 minutes of poor cricket made a huge impact.”I’ll say the World Cup semifinal [biggest disappointment]. Those 30 minutes changed everything. We were right there and then it all slipped away. We played some very good cricket through the tournament. We won more matches than any other team, topped the table and that spoke of our dominance. But then, that’s sport. One bad day, one bad session and it wasn’t ours to go any further,” Ravi Shastri told The Times of India.advertisementDespite India not going the distance at World Cup 2019, Ravi Shastri was reappointed as the head coach last week. Shastri pipped the likes of Mike Hesson and Tom Moody in interviews conducted by Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advistory Committee.Ravi Shastri has been handed a 2-year contract and he will be working with the team till the T20 World Cup in November, 2021.India, under Ravi Shastri, also enter an imporant phase as they begin their World Test Championships with a 2-Test series in West Indies from August 22.Stressing that the 3 ICC tournaments will be his primary focus, Ravi Shastri added: “here are two ICC T20 tournaments over the next two years, in 2020 and 2021. The Test championship cycle has begun, so that becomes top priority.”We have a splendid Test side that’s stayed at the top of the rankings and needs to keep up that good work. In T20Is, we need to take a fresh perspective and consolidate on the fabulous talent we have.”Also Read | Want to thank the CAC for showing faith in me: Ravi Shastri after reappointment as India coachAlso Read | India vs West Indies A: Cheteshwar Pujara hits hundred, Rohit Sharma shines on Day 1Also See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ravi ShastriFollow India national cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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Rahul Dravid’s replacements for U-19 and India A coach jobs appointed

first_imgRahul Dravid’s replacements for U-19 and India A coach jobs appointedSitanshu Kotak will perform head coach and batting coach duties with India A, with Ramesh Powar, the former India off-spinner, taking over as bowling coach and T. Dilip as fielding coach.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 12:08 IST Former India captain Rahul Dravid (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahul Dravid had served as the head coach of the two teams since his appointment in 2015Sitanshu Kotak and Paras Mhambrey have been named head coaches of the India A and U19 teamsThe report stated the appointment of the two has been made only for next few monthsFormer Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who has been appointed as the head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), will no longer serve as the head coach of India A and U19 teams.According to an ICC report, Sitanshu Kotak and Paras Mhambrey have been named head coaches of the India A and U19 teams, respectively. However, the report stated the appointment of the two has been made only for “next few months”.Dravid had served as the head coach of the two teams since his appointment in 2015, till being given the NCA position earlier this year.Kotak, the former Saurashtra batsman, will perform head coach and batting coach duties with India A, with Ramesh Powar, the former India off-spinner, taking over as bowling coach and T. Dilip as fielding coach.The 46-year-old, who averaged 41.76 in 130 first-class matches while taking 70 wickets, was in charge of the Saurashtra side in the domestic set-up.Former India fast bowler Mhambrey, who has worked for long with the ‘A’ and U19 sides under Dravid, will be the head coach, as well as the bowling coach of the junior side at the upcoming Asia Cup in Colombo in September.He will be assisted by former India batsman Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Abhay Sharma, a wicket-keeper in his playing days, as batting and fielding coaches respectively of the India U19 team.Also Read | Bharat Arun on Jasprit Bumrah’s Antigua heroics: Best spell of fast bowling from an Indian in long timeAlso see: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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Sitanshu KotakFollow Rahul DravidFollow India A Nextlast_img read more

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