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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Will not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s son

first_imgWill not beg Bharat Ratna for my father: Dhyan Chand’s sonIndian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, who led the country to 3 successive Olympics gold medals, is yet to be conferred with the nation’s highest civilian honour.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 17:26 IST Dhyan Chand (extreme left) helped India win 3 golds at the Olympics (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSDhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar has said that not awarding his father the Bharat Ratna is humiliating for the national iconAshok Kumar said that his father was the 1st Indian to hoist the tricolour outside IndiaAshok Kumar had helped India lift the Hockey World Cup in 1975Indian sports legend and three times Olympic Champion Major Dhyan Chand’s Olympian son Ashok Kumar said that political considerations in the selection of nominees for the Bharat Ratna has evaded his father and he has missed being decorated with the country’s highest civilian award.Ashok Kumar, former Indian Hockey captain, World Champion and Olympic medalist, said: “Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed on the files and subsequently we were informed by the then Sports Minister that Dada (Dhyan Chand) would be conferred with Bharat Ratna.”However, the decision was later deferred. By doing so, the government did not humiliate us … it humiliated a national icon.”Speaking to the IANS, on the National Sports Day, celebrated on Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary on August 29, the ace hockey forward said: “Awards are not sought. Awards are not desired. Awards are not begged…Awards are conferred by the government to those who deserve them.”It is now for the government to decide and judge, whether they feel that Dhyan Chand deserves a Bharat Ratna.”Ashok Kumar, regarded as the world’s best dribbler in hockey, post-independence, and son of an unbeatable athlete in modern sports history, said that the country should not forget Dhyan Chand’s ultra-nationalistic character.”Despite the British rule, he (Dhyan Chand) had the courage to take a tri-colour flag in his suitcase to Berlin Olympics, held in 1936.”When India beat Germany in the finals, in front of Hitler, Dada unfurled the tricolour flag (consisting of a charkha instead of Chakra, and three stripes) at the Olympic games village in Berlin.advertisement”He was the first Indian to unfurl the tricolour abroad. Fortunately enough, the date was August 15, when India won the gold medal. Besides my father, my uncle Roop Singh, a member of the team was witness to this historic event,” said Ashok Kumar.Speaking about the simplicity of Dhyan Chand, his son recalled an event. “It was in the mid-seventies when Dada was invited as a chief guest in a function held at Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh). When organisers delayed in sending a vehicle to pick him up, Dada requested his neighbour to drop him to the venue.”The neighbour had an old bicycle and Dada as a pillion rider reached the venue on time. The organisers felt guilty to see my father arriving as a chief guest on a bicycle. But there was more shock in store for them.”Dada requested the organisers that as he arrived with his friend on a bicycle, he will return home on the same vehicle. This incident explains how simple and undemanding he was,” Ashok Kumar said.Reminiscing the fond memories of his father, the former hockey captain said that Dhyan Chand’s game was closely followed by the Bollywood stars of the time which includes Hindi film industry’s first superstar K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar and several others.”In the late 1930s, maybe in 1937, my father, then considered the second best known Indian in Europe after Gandhi was participating in Bombay Gold Cup tournament. He represented his famous club Jhansi Heroes. In one of the matches, Prithviraj Kapoor (the great-grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor) and K.L. Saigal were seated in the stadium.”During half time, Saigal asked my father that his team Jhansi Heroes was not playing up to the mark and had been trailing by 1-2 in the game. Saigal then asked Dada that he would sing one song for every goal scored by him. In the next 35 minutes, Dada scored 9 goals.”Next day Saigal sent his car to the place where Dada was staying and invited the entire team for a dinner party. After the dinner, Saigal gifted a precious wristwatch to Dada, as a token of his love. The watch was sported by my father on his wrist for his entire life,” said Ashok Kumar.Ashok Kumar, 69, who scored the lone goal against Pakistan to win the World Cup for India in 1975, now teaches his classic skills to youngsters.He said that after retiring from Indian airlines, he frequently tours different parts of the country and continue to interact with young hockey players of the future. On 114th birth anniversary of his father, Kumar was attending a sports function in Betul, a district in southern Madhya Pradesh.Also Read | PM Modi, Sports Minister Rijiju pay tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports DayFor 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 Dhyan ChandFollow Olympicslast_img read more

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Ambati Rayudu comes out of retirement, says he has enough cricket left in him

first_img Next Ambati Rayudu comes out of retirement, says he has enough cricket left in himAmbati Rayudu announced retirement from international cricket midway during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after he was not picked in the 15-man India squad for the quadrennial tournament. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 11:47 IST Ambati Rayudu recently expressed his desire to resume playing white-ball cricket for India (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRayudu has said he will continue playing limited-overs cricketRaydu wrote to Hyderabad Cricket Association, informing them about his decisionRayudu said he is available from September 10 to join the Hyderabad teamBarely 2 months after drawing curtains to his cricketing career, Ambati Rayudu has made a giant U-turn. The 33-year-old has written to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), saying his decision to retire was an emotional one and that he is available for selection.In an email sent to HCA’s CoA on Thursday, Rayudu wrote, “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats.””I want to take this opportunity to thank Chennai Super Kings, VVS Laxman and Noel David, who have been very supportive during the tough time and are instrumental in making me realise that I have enough cricket left in me.”I am looking forward to a wonderful season ahead with a very talented Hyderabad team and help the team realise its full potential. I will be available from September 10 to join the Hyderabad team,” he added.The HCA’s CoA subsequently sent out a mail saying, “This is to inform you that Rayudu has withdrawn his announcement of retirement and has made himself available for the shorter format of the game for HCA for 2019-20.”During the course of the World Cup in England, Rayudu had announced his retirement after he wasn’t chosen as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan despite being named one of five stand-bys for the quadrennial event.Initially, the 33-year-old was not included in the 15-man India squad for the World Cup because of not having a “three-dimensional” game and Vijay Shankar was preferred over him. After the snub, Rayudu had tweeted sarcastically “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup,” aimed at chief selector MSK Prasad.advertisementLast year, the middle-order batter had announced his retirement from first-class cricket in order to focus on his limited-overs career.Also Read | Every game in World Test Championship is important: Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | MS Dhoni was unavailable for selection, confirms MSK PrasadAlso 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 Ambati RayuduFollow World Cup 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow HyderabadFollow VVS Laxmanlast_img read more

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Told Mohammed Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgTold Mohammed Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer: Shoaib AkhtarMohammed Shami picked up a brilliant five-wicket haul during the second innings of South Africa in the Vizag Test, which India won by 203 runs.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 11:05 IST Mohammed Shami ran through the South African batting lineup on Day 5 of the Vizag Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami picked up his fifth 5-wicket on Day 5 of the Vizag TestShami is only the 5th Indian to bag a five-for in the 4th innings of a home TestSince 2018, Shami has picked 40 wickets in the 2nd innings in Test cricket at a staggering average of 17.70Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has backed Mohammed Shami, who played a crucial role in India’s emphatic win in the first Test against South Africa, to become the “king of reverse swing”.Shami picked up a brilliant five-wicket haul during the second innings of South Africa in the Visakhapatnam Test which India won by 203 runs.Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Akhtar said that he once advised Shami to try and become a tearaway pacer while also using reverse swing, a rare quality in contemporary fast bowlers from the sub-continent.”After India’s (50-over) World Cup disappointment, Shami called me up one day and said he was feeling sad that he could not do well for India. I told him not to lose heart but maintain fitness. I told him that the home series is coming and you will do well.”I told Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer, running through batting line-ups. He has seam and swing, besides that he has reverse swing which very few bowlers in the subcontinent have. I told him you can become king of reverse swing.”Now, you see what he has done, he has got wickets from a docile pitch (in Visakhaptnam). I am very happy for him.”Under Virat Kohli, Shami is going to thrive. I told Shami that Kohli is a potent captain who enjoys captaincy and gives full freedom to his bowlers,” he added.Earlier, Shami had also praised Kohli and said he puts in a lot of trust on his bowlers.advertisement”Virat Kohli as a captain always hears us out and gives us the freedom to follow our strategy during the match. He has given us the freedom to take a call on whether we want to bowl 5 overs or 7 overs or more — he says ‘if you have the power, go ahead and bowl’. That’s when we take a call that we will bowl three overs but with full power… That’s the understanding we have. He trusts us, and we trust him,” Shami had said after the first Test against the Proteas.With a lead of 1-0 in the three-match rubber, India will look to clinch the series in Pune in the second Test beginning Thursday.Also Read | 1st Test: Mohammed Shami, India’s trump card in 2nd-innings, shines in VizagAlso Read | We know what a fresh Mohammed Shami can do after some biryani: Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Kohli as a captain gives us the freedom to follow our strategy: ShamiFor 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 Mohammed ShamiFollow Shoaib AkhtarFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Vizag Testlast_img read more

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The Macallan Gets a Little More American with Double Cask

first_imgIf you’re a bourbon fan trying to get into Scotch, pay attention, this new Scotch may be for you.The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky is The Macallan’s latest release and uses both Sherry-seasoned European Oak and American Oak to age their whisky.  To make the Scotch, the American Oak is selected and shipped to Spain where it is Sherry-seasoned before being transported to The Macallan’s distillery on Speyside, where the whisky ages for at least twelve years.Once aged, the American Oak-aged whisky is married to European Oak-aged whisky, producing a Scotch that maintains all of the characteristics that Scotch lovers enjoy while also adding new, fresh notes more familiar to bourbon drinkers.“By combining wood influences, we have been able to produce a new Macallan which sits perfectly between our existing Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges,” says Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan Master Whisky Maker.The American Oak’s biggest contributions—and the reason it’ll appeal to bourbon drinkers—are the vanilla sweet notes that the oak imparts on the whiskey. The nose of Double Cask has creamy vanilla, candied orange, and strong hints of oak. On the palate you’ll find the distinctive dried fruit and wood spice that The Macallan Scotch is known for in addition to caramel and citrus. The finish is warm and sweet.The 2016 Beverage Institute Tastings Competition awarded Double Cask a score of 95 (“Exceptional”), one of the two highest-placed scotches of the year. The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky comes in at 43% ABV and retails for $65. The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Editors’ Recommendations Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Ciderlast_img read more

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