Man Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Matty Willock has cut short his loan at St Mirren.Willock had joined St Mirren on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old made 14 appearances for the Ladbrokes Premiership club. A statement from the Paisley club read:“St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Matty Willock has left the Buddies and will return to his parent club, Manchester United.“The club would like to thank Matty for his contributions and wish him well for his future career.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd players want job to go to Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has already won over Manchester United’s players.The Mirror says Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season, while the United hierarchy carry out the process of recruiting a new full-time successor to the sacked Jose Mourinho.Although Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains the first-choice of the board, the Old Trafford giants’ players would be happy for Solskjaer to get it.The fan-favourite former Red Devils striker has pushed his claim to stay in charge beyond this season by rattling off five wins in his first five games — and many of his squad would like to see him get the nod.Solskjaer’s inclusive man-management style, in contrast to predecessor Jose Mourinho’s divisive approach, has been welcomed by United’s squad, particularly the forwards.The 45-year-old, currently ‘on loan’ from his job managing Molde back home, has made no secret of his desire to keep the job on a permanent basis, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is said to be extremely impressed by the start he has made in the role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man City boss Guardiola: I want to win everything; ask Klopp why he selected that teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he always takes Cup competitions seriously.City meet Burton Albion in the first-leg of tonight’s Carabao Cup semifinal.”I prefer it to be in the four competitions as far as possible,” Guardiola said. “When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season, I was sad. I take the cups seriously.”Guardiola believes City can handle all four competitions providing he rotates his side carefully. Jurgen Klopp attempted a similar trick on Monday night but suffered defeat at Wolves, which leaves Liverpool with a lighter load. The Premier League champions could end up playing eight more domestic matches than Liverpool should they reach the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.”I’m not involved in what my opponents do,” Guardiola said. “The reality for Jurgen is he knows exactly what happened.”I’m not the right person to judge what the others do because I don’t like it when others judge our decisions.”You cannot survive in any league in the world fighting for the title with just 12 or 13 players. It’s impossible. You need a bigger squad and every player has to be a top player. “Since I arrived we’ve played Manchester United with a lot of young players (in the 2016 League Cup). It was the same the second season, the same the third season, that’s what happened.”Against Rotherham we played with nine players who didn’t play against Liverpool and the nine were a good selection.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Marcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standardsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino launched a furious attack on Michy Batshuayi after their Copa del Rey defeat to Sporting Gijon.Marcelino blasted the on-loan Chelsea striker in an amazing personal attack.”I think we have to bring players in for up front. It is clear that patience in some cases has already run out. In the first minute we could have put ourselves ahead. It’s the clearest chance I’ve seen in six months of competition and we did not even shoot at the goal, this is not like a player from the Primera nor Valencia,” the coach fumed in reference to Batshuayi, who was hauled off at halftime.He added that “I do not make the changes to point to anyone. I make the changes depending on the performance I see. Of the effort, of the intention, of what I see. I try to be fair and from there I modify.”Interestingly, on-loan Derby striker Nick Blackman featured for victors Sporting Gijon. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Atletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa drawby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pleased with their performance after the first-leg of their Copa del Rey draw with Girona.Atletico were held 1-1 by Girona in the first leg of their last 16 tie.”It was a match with different phases,” the coach told reporters afterwards.”We started well and then they got better after our goal.”They’re dangerous at home.”After the equaliser I liked what I saw more as we were more consistent in our play, even if they had the occasional counter attack.”We could have won, and they also had some chances to win.”The feeling is good because we could have won.”The result leaves this tie open and each side has a 50 percent chance.”Antoine Griezmann started and was behind Los Rojiblancos’ goal, but he was taken off with half an hour to go and Simeone fielded questions on this substitution.”I thought it was good for him to get a rest, as we had some fresh players,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Norwich midfielder Moritz Leitner: Slow start cost usby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Moritz Leitner admits they were caught out by Burnley for Saturday’s 2-0 defeat.Leitner acknowledged that a slow start was to blame for the defeat.”We knew exactly how Burnley would play. They had one plan which was to kick it high and be prepared for the fight. To be honest, in the first 15 minutes they were better than us and did well, so they deserved the lead.”Teemu had a big chance and I had a shot on target. With a bit more luck, maybe we would have scored and been back in the game. We found some solutions in terms of creating chances, but now we have to analyse the game and keep going.”It was the perfect start for Burnley. For us it was more of a shock to concede two goals very early in the game. That’s always tough but we showed a good reaction and wanted to keep playing and to come back into the game. We made some mistakes, but we tried everything, and we will fight for the next game.”You can take something positive from every game, but the dressing room was disappointed. We will analyse the game, talk about it and find solutions for the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Gini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool winby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum was delighted with the manner of Liverpool’s win at Sheffield United.He knows how important it is to pick up all the points when not playing well.It is a characteristic of any title-winning side and Wijnaldum believes Liverpool have shown this season they have this quality. “That’s what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “I think the progress we have made this season is that we’re winning games we haven’t played well in.“Hopefully when we don’t play well, we can still win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Cardale Jones SpeechOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones took advantage of the Buckeyes’ Monday night opening game over the weekend. He used his free time on Saturday to attend his alma mater Glenville’s game against St. Edward. Jones not only watched the game as a spectator, but addressed the Glenville team in the locker room pre-game. It was a brief speech, but touched on sticking together and winning as a unit, among other things. Very cool of Jones to do this, and it had to be a thrill for the Glenville players. [ Cleveland.com ]
BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)While we’ve got a new set of college football games coming up this Saturday, we’ve apparently still got some former players paying off bets from last week’s slate. Friday, former Georgia tight end Benjamin Watson, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, was forced to wear Alabama gear to pay off a bet with former Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram, now his teammate.Alabama blasted Georgia last Saturday – so the wager is pretty obvious here.No, I’m not confused…but I had to pay my debt to @MarkIngram22. That hoodie didn’t touch my skin tho #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/kr4hpLhmZj— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) October 9, 2015While it may be painful for Georgia fans to see, at least he’s a man of his word.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest stroke of goal-scoring magic wasn’t enough to deny Bruce Arena a winning return to coaching. Ibrahimovic scored a stunning bicycle kick goal in the closing minutes, but it wasn’t enough to prevent New England’s 2-1 victory at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Revolution’s first match with Arena on the sidelines as head coach. AdChoices广告Making his return to the stadium where he won three MLS Cup titles with the LA Galaxy, Arena made a victorious return after 20 months out of action. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He last roamed the sidelines in a bitter defeat as U.S. national team head coach in the infamous World Cup qualifying loss to Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the USMNT from the 2018 World Cup. It was a much more celebratory tone on Sunday night, as Arena helped the Revs extend their unbeaten run to four matches since the firings of head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns. The win didn’t come easy though, with the Galaxy making a late surge after Teal Bunbury’s goal gave the Revs a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute. Ibrahimovic wowed the home crowd with a bicycle kick to pull the Galaxy to within a goal in the 84th minute, his 11th strike of the season. 🚲 DARE TO ZLATAN 🚲@Ibra_official 😱 pic.twitter.com/pU4zVMqXbk— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 3, 2019The Galaxy piled on the pressure in the final moments in search of an equalizer and nearly found one when Diego Palenta blasted a long-range shot off the crossbar in the final seconds of the match, but his chance didn’t find the net, forcing the Galaxy to settle for their fifth loss in seven matches. The victory sends Arena’s Revolution into the MLS Gold Cup break on a high, and now the former USMNT coach will have three weeks to continue putting his stamp on the fourth MLS team he has coached. The Revs haven’t lost a match since the coaching change, with the biggest difference being in the play of the team’s defense, which went from being the worst in MLS to allowing just three goals in its past four matches. For the Galaxy, Sunday’s loss is a bitter defeat for a team that had posted consecutive shutout victories, including a 2-0 road win against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. Sunday’s defeat leaves the Galaxy nine points behind MLS-leading Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference standings. As for Arena, he isn’t done facing his former teams, with his next match in charge of New England being a June 11 U.S. Open Cup clash against the New York Red Bulls (a team Arena coached in 2006 and 2007). The Revs will return to MLS league play on June 26, with a home match against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union.
Raheem Sterling has been told that Real Madrid or Barcelona are “the next stepping stone for him”, with Les Ferdinand expecting the Manchester City forward to reach the very top.The 24-year-old has already come a long way from his early days spent as an academy hopeful at Queens Park Rangers.Spells at Liverpool and City have allowed him to compete for and claim a number of major honours, including two Premier League titles, while he is just one short of reaching 50 caps for England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Time spent working under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium is considered to have taken Sterling’s game to another level, with 49 goals recorded over the last two seasons.The most exciting thing is that there is still more potential to be unlocked, and Ferdinand believes that could lead the dynamic winger to Spain at some stage of his career.The former England international, who is now director of football at QPR, told talkSPORT of Sterling: “When you look at his improvement under Pep, you think to yourself ‘wow’ and he’s still young.“There’s a lot more for him to learn and there’s a lot more for him to do and he’s enjoying his successes in front of goal.“If he continues to have the success he’s having at Manchester City, then you could see a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona being the next stepping stone for him.“When you look at some of the players playing for those teams at the moment, he’d certainly be in good company if he went to those football clubs.”Sterling contributed 26 goals to the City cause in 2018-19 as they claimed an historic Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup treble.He was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year after competing with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk for the most prestigious individual prizes in the English game.Those at the Etihad Stadium have him tied to a long-term contract, with a deal penned in November intended to take him through to the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)It didn’t take long for Texas Tech to finds its new head coach. The Red Raiders fired former head coach Kliff Kingsbury over the weekend after he failed to reach a bowl game for the third time in six seasons.Just a few days later, the team has reportedly found a new head coach. According to Football Scoop, the Red Raiders have hired Utah State head coach Matt Wells as the replacement for Kliff Kingsbury.Here’s more from Football Scoop.Utah State head coach Matt Wells has agreed to become head coach at Texas Tech, sources told FootballScoop Thursday evening.Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt made Wells a top priority early in the process, and multiple reports over the past 48 hours pointed toward Wells being the guy.Wells is an established college football coach.He racked up a 44-34 record – including a 10-2 record this season – during his six seasons with the Aggies. Wells, 45, was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year this season after leading the Aggies to a 10-2 record.Now, he’s on the move.
Next Reuters LondonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 15:35 IST This year’s biggest transfer move of the January window came from Chelsea, who spent 55 million pounds for Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPremier League’s January spending in 2018 was at 180 million poundsThree of the top six Premier League clubs did not to add players to their existing squads in JanuaryThe top six Premier League clubs accounted for 43 per cent of expenditurePremier League spending in the January transfer window fell for the first time since 2012 after three of the top six clubs decided not to add players to the squad, according to a Deloitte report published on Friday.Thursday’s deadline day spending accounted for 50 million pounds ($65.49 million) — bringing the month’s spending to 180 million pounds.That is less than half of January 2018 spending of 430 million pounds, which included Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a world record deal fee for a defender.The top six Premier League clubs – Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United – accounted for 43 per cent of expenditure, lower than January last year when this figure stood at 62 per cent.Tottenham are set to play the entire 2018-19 campaign without recruiting players, having failed to add new faces over the last two transfer windows.Liverpool, United, Everton and Southampton also chose not to sign anyone in January.”With central distributions to clubs now likely to remain around current levels until at least the end of the 2021-22 season, clubs are potentially taking a more long-term view to their transfer strategies,” Tim Bridge, director in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said.January spending was at 225 million pounds in 2011 but fell to 60 million pounds in the following year.This year’s biggest transfer move of the January window came from Chelsea, who spent 55 million pounds for Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.For the first time since 2005, Newcastle United broke their transfer record to sign Paraguayan playmaker Miguel Almiron from Major League Soccer side Atlanta United for 20 million pounds.advertisementWolverhampton Wanderers completed the signing of Atletico Madrid full back Jonny Otto for 15 million pounds after a successful loan spell.Defending champions Manchester City signed Hajduk Split midfielder Ante Palaversa for 7 million pounds and loaned him back to the Croatian side.The Deloitte report also confirmed that clubs in the bottom six of the standings recorded spending of 20 million pounds, compared to 90 million pounds in the same period last year.Also Read | Crystal Palace sign Batshuayi from Chelsea, Leicester bag Tielemans loan dealAlso Read | Manchester United agree fee with Chinese club Shandong for Marouane FellainiAlso Read | Denis Suarez gives us attacking flexibility, says Arsenal manager Unai EmeryAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Premier league Premier League January transfer spending fall for first time since 2012Thursday’s deadline day spending accounted for 50 million pounds ($65.49 million) — bringing the month’s spending to 180 million pounds. That is less than half of January 2018 spending of 430 million pounds, which included Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a world record deal fee for a defender.advertisement
Reuters LondonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 07:37 IST With Liverpool falling to a draw, their Premier League title race with Manchester City just got tricky. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSadio Mane scored the solitary goal for Liverpool vs West Ham UnitedLiverpool dropped points for the second time in six daysLiverpool’s dropped points means Manchester City can go top if they beat Everton on WednesdayLeaders Liverpool faltered in the Premier League title race for the second time in six days as they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Monday.After being held at home by Leicester City last Wednesday, then seeing closest rivals Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the weekend, Juergen Klopp’s side needed to send out a statement of intent.But they failed to build on Sadio Mane’s rather fortuitous goal after 22 minutes and West Ham, who equalised six minutes later through Michail Antonio, deserved at least a point.Substitute Divock Origi wasted a chance in stoppage time for the visitors but it would have been harsh on West Ham who snapped a run of four consecutive league defeats by Liverpool in which they conceded four goals in each.”It was a tough game,” Klopp said. “Apparently our goal was offside and maybe the referee knew that in the second half. It’s a point and a fair point.””I said we could have played better tonight, 100 per cent, but it’s the situation and it’s not perfect.”Jürgen Klopp felt a point was a deserved outcome for #LFC in tonight’s 1-1 draw with @WestHamUtd. https://t.co/LqTReW0vZdLiverpool FC (@LFC) February 4, 2019Had West Ham taken their chances against a jittery Liverpool side it could have been worse for the visitors who can be knocked off the top on goal difference if Manchester City beat Everton in a re-arranged fixture on Wednesday.advertisementLiverpool looked unusually hesitant in defence and Javier Hernandez and Aaron Cresswell both went close for the Hammers before Liverpool took the lead.Their fans were celebrating though when James Milner, who looked clearly offside, received the ball on the right and crossed low for Mane who took a touch before swivelling and firing past Lukasz Fabianski.The lead lasted only six minutes though as Liverpool switched off at a free kick and Naby Keita failed to track the run of Antonio who fired inside Alisson’s far post.Liverpool had a huge let-off minutes before the break when Felipe Anderson’s free kick found youngster Declan Rice completely unmarked but he headed wide of a gaping goal.Mohamed Salah had three goal attempts in quick succession after the break but West Ham skipper Mark Noble should have put his side ahead when he shot over from a central position.Origi could have given Liverpool a crucial win but fired straight at Fabianski.West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, who did a big favour to his former club Manchester City, said his side had been let down by the match officials.”We had a lot of chances to win this game. We drew because they scored a clearly offside goal,” he said.”Playing against a team who have scored so many goals with the best defence in the league, I’m happy with the performance but disappointed with the result.”Also Read | Sergio Aguero hat-trick fires Manchester City to 3-1 win over ArsenalAlso Read | Emiliano Sala missing plane: One body seen in underwater wreckageAlso Read | Manchester City’s Gundogan says no cup distractions give Liverpool advantage in title raceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sadio ManeFollow Mohamed SalahFollow Juergen KloppFollow LiverpoolFollow West Ham UnitedFollow Premier league Premier League: Liverpool falter once again, held to draw by West Ham UnitedPremier League: Liverpool settled for a 1-1 draw with West Ham United and are now just three points adrift of Manchester City at the top of the table.advertisement Next
scorecard advertisement No data available! Ritayan Basu ChennaiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 17:11 IST IPL 2019: MS Dhoni became the second player after Suresh Raina to play 150 IPL matches for CSK ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni played his 150 matches for CSK in the India Premier LeagueDhoni also completed 50 matches for CSK at the MA Chidambaram StadiumSuresh Raina had reachedboth those landmarks against RR last SundayMS Dhoni entered the 150-matches club for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, as CSK took on Kings XI Punjab at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai Saturday.Dhoni became the second player to play 150 IPL matches for CSK after Suresh Raina, who had achieved the distinction last Sunday against Rajasthan Royals.Incidentally, Dhoni is playing his 50th IPL match for CSK at Chepauk, something Raina against has achieved in the previously mentioned match against RR.In that game, as Raina completed the milestone, Dhoni finished with an unbeaten 75 – his second highest score in the IPL and his highest in Chennai..@msdhoni makes his 150th #VIVOIPL appearance for @ChennaiIPL #CSKvKXIP pic.twitter.com/oMrW2BrOubIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2019Lion King’s 150th match as the Pride’s #Thala and what better than a game at #AnbuDen! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvKXIP pic.twitter.com/J8ks7CVRbp Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 6, 2019In those match, Dhoni has scored a total of 3561 runs for Chennai Super Kings at an average of 23.8. including 20 fifties.Last year, MS Dhoni led from the front with 455 runs as Chennai Super Kings won the IPL for the third time. It was also last year that Dhoni made his IPL best – an unbeaten 79 against Kings XI Punjab. His IPL form had pleased Virat Kohli but Dhoni failed to replicate that on the international arena.Overall, Suresh Raina leads the chart for most matches played for CSK with 176 (includes matches played in the Champions League) as MS Dhoni is second on that list too, with 174. The third on that list is Ravichandran Ashwin with 121 matches for CSK.advertisementOn Saturday, in Dhoni’s opposite corner was R Ashwin -who was playing his first match against CSK in Chennai.”It’s quite emotional to be honest. I am very happy to be back playing here in Chennai and looking forward to it. I’m looking for the crowd to back us, which I guess is not going to happen,” Ashwin said at the toss.Also Read | R Ashwin on return to Chepauk: Playing in front of Chennai crowd always specialFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow 150th IPL matchFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow CSKFollow Chepauk graphs view more view less commentary MS Dhoni plays 150th IPL match for Chennai Super Kings, 50th in ChepaukIPL 2019: MS Dhoni stepped onto the MA Chidambaram to represent Chennai Super Kings for the 50th time as he also completed 150 matches for CSK in the India Premier League.
India Today Web Desk LondonMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 00:14 IST Williamson and Taylor forged a partnership to keep India at bay (AP)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand beat India by 6 wickets in their 1st warm-up match before the 2019 World CupWhile Williamson and Ross Taylor starred with the bat, Tretn Boult picked up 4 wickets to plot India’s downfallFor India, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a lone fighting hand of 54 but didn’t find enough supportNew Zealand followed up an excellent display of fast bowling with a patient chase of the modest 180-run target set by India to win the World Cup warm-up game against India. While Trent Boult picked up 4 wickets to break India’s back, skipper Kane Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71) almost completed the chase without a fuss to send a stern warning to one of the tournament’s favourites.But the start of the Kiwi chase didn’t go according to plan. In his very first over, Jasprit Bumrah removed Colin Munro (4) with a searing yorker on the foot and in the 10th, Martin Guptill’s (22) attempt to launch Hardik Pandya out of the park only managed to find a running KL Rahul at the edge of the 30-yard circle.The early hiccups aside, Taylor and Williamson went about the task with ease, punishing the bad balls as the required run-rate was never a problem for their side. While Willaimson got to his fifty first, Taylor, who was the more aggressive of the two, followed soon after.India captain Virat Kohli tried a number of bowlers including his favourite spin weapons of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, but none of them could create the elusive breakthrough. But just as New Zealand were close to the target, Williamson fell while trying to hit a spinning delivery from Chahal towards the leg-side, managing a top edge into the safe hands of Rohit Sharma at point, thus bringing the 114-run partnership to an end.New Zealand win! Disciplined bowling and fifties from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor power @BLACKCAPS to a comfortable six-wicket win in the #INDvNZ warm-up game.#INDvNZ SCORECARD https://t.co/Ts6Ist8kYa pic.twitter.com/U7Yb8B63HLadvertisement Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 25, 2019New batsman Henry Nicholls and Taylor brought NZ to within one run of the victory before Kuldeep Yadav managed to induce a false shot from Taylor having him caught at short extra-cover. NZ finally completed the chase with 77 balls to spare!Earlier, Boult grabbed 4 for 26 in 6.2 overs as Ravindra Jadeja’s half-century ensured a 175-plus score for the ‘Men In Blue’ after being reduced to 115 for 8 at one stage.Jadeja’s 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was the only saving grace for India in an otherwise disappointing batting performance.It was Boult’s first spell where he removed openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan along with No 4 KL Rahul (6) that proved to be decisive in overcast conditions.The lack of footwork was evident as Boult trapped Rohit with a delivery that darted in while Dhawan had an inside edge to a delivery that had a shade more bounce. Rahul was played on when Boult got one to rear up.Skipper Virat Kohli (18 off 24 balls) found his defence breached by Colin de Grandhomme’s off-cutter trying to play across the line.Hardik Pandya (30 off 37 balls) added 38 runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the fifth wicket.Dhoni’s (17 off 42 balls) painful stay at the crease was cut short by Tim Southee when he was caught at short mid-wicket trying to give the bowler charge.Dhoni, who takes time to settle down, not for once looked comfortable and failed to rotate the strike during the partnership.It was Jimmy Neesham (3/26 in 3 overs), who dismissed Hardik with a cross-seam delivery that moved a shade inducing an outside edge.Hardik was promoted ahead of Dhoni in adverse conditions and he showed positive intent with six boundaries.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | World Cup 2019: Steyn’s fitness will decide team composition: du PlessisAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations high for Virat Kohli’s IndiaFor 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 Ross TaylorFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 No data available! scorecard advertisement graphs view more view less World Cup 2019 warm-up: India lose to New Zealand after star batsmen flopNew Zealand rode on impressive performances from skipper Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Ross Taylor to beat India in their 1st warm-up fixture prior to the 2019 World Cup commentary
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 13:01 IST Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 sports excluded, Yoga no longer part of sports quota, apply now at @du.ac.inDelhi University admissions 2019: Delhi University has released the DU Admissions form 2019 for the Delhi for different courses. The online link for the Delhi University Admission 2019 UG Courses application form has been released on the official website. The candidates can apply through – du.ac.in.Read: DU Admissions 2019: 14 new changes in Delhi University admissionsDelhi University admissions 2019: Yoga removed from the sports quotaYoga, which was part of the sports quota list in the Delhi University till last year, has been categorised under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) from this year.”Yoga has been excluded from the sports list and added as an activity, while 27 sports under the sports quota that are part of the Olympics, World Championship, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championship and Paralympics have been included.”– said the vasrsity.Other than the yoga there are 12 others sports that Delhi University has excluded from the sports quota. The officials said there were some sports like fencing, where only two entries were received last year.Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 excluded sportsThe 12 others sports that Delhi University has excluded from the sports quota are:1. Archery (Indian round)2. Ball badminton3. Baseball (women)4. Softball (men)5. Korfball (male)6. 4x100m Relay race7. Cross-country running8. Cycling, fencing9. Power-lifting10. Best physique11. Yoga.Officials said the varsity was always questioned about yoga being included in the sports quota.”We had received guidelines about inclusion of games for sports quota in June 2018 from the HRD Ministry and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. After deliberations in various committees, it was decided that 24 sports that are part of various high-profile competitions and three popular sports will make it to the list of games for the sports quota,” the officials said.advertisementDelhi University admissions 2019: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) TrophyThe varsity said that they were not a part of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, under which top performing universities in sports are awarded, since they were not following the guidelines and hence were not getting any support.Delhi University admissions 2019: 2 entries in fencingDU admission on sports category: – Direct admission or on the basis of trialThere are 27 sports listed for admission under two categories – direct admission category and admission on the basis of sports trial.Direct admission: The sportspersons, who have represented India in competitions, recognised and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be given direct admission without sports trial. These include Olympic Games, World Championship, Commonwealth Games, etc.Sports trial: In the second category, aspirants will be awarded maximum 40 marks on the basis of sports certificates and 60 marks for sports trials. They can upload best of three certificates, the officials said.Read: DU admissions: Delhi University to provide full scholarship to students whose parents are no moreRead: DU admissions likely to start May 30, admission portal to reopen for foreign nationals from June 16Get 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 byPuja Kumari Yadav Tags :Follow delhii university addmission 2019Follow DU Admission 2019Follow YogaFollow ECA Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 sports including Yoga removed from sports quotaDelhi University admissions 2019: Yoga removed from the sports quota. Still there are 27 sports listed for admission under two categories. Students can get direct admission on the University or on the basis of sports trial.advertisement
India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 15:17 IST Akshay Kumar shared this picture of himself.After his wife Twinkle Khanna nominated him to share his childhood picture and take part in the initiative to spread awareness on girl child education, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to share a throwback picture of himself.Akshay posted a picture of himself where he is seen sitting on a bicycle inside his house. Akshay posted his picture with a heartfelt caption. He talked about his teenage days when his mother provided him with nutritious meals and how many children in our country are deprived of the same.Akshay nominated his Mission Mangal co-stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha to spread the word and take the initiative forward.The actor wrote, “Growing up I was always inclined towards sports & my mom ensured I got nutritious home-cooked meals to fuel my passion.But 11,72,604 children in India can’t afford even a single meal a day!It’s time to ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india .I nominate @vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha.”Growing up I was always inclined towards sports & my mom ensured I got nutritious home-cooked meals to fuel my passion.But 11,72,604 children in India can’t afford even a single meal a day!It’s time to ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india.I nominate @vidya_balan @taapsee @sonakshisinha pic.twitter.com/NTXsJOiiUP Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 20, 2019The initiative was started by the non-profit organisation, Save The Children India. Twinkle Khanna, who is Artist Ambassador of the NGO, first took to Twitter to share a childhood picture of herself to give a push to the initiative.advertisementTwinkle shared her picture with her schoolmates and wrote, “Growing up, as you can see not only did I have the same hairstyle as my class teacher( why? why? why?) but studying and doing well was very important to me and it all helped me to become an independent woman. 2/5 girls still don’t complete school. Let’s ask #WhyTheGap with @savethechildren_india to give every girl #TheRightStart- I nominate @sonamkapoor @tahirakashyap @akshaykumar to take this further by sharing their school memories.”I have the same hairstyle as my teacher!Academics helped in making me an independent woman.2/5 girls still don’t complete school.Let’s ask #WhyTheGap with @stc_india to give every girl #TheRightStart -I nominate @sonamakapoor @tahira_k @akshaykumar to share their school memories pic.twitter.com/JJNAlZWIEI Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 19, 2019Both Twinkle and Akshay keep voicing their opinions on social issues. While Twinkle talks about social issues on social media and in her routine columns in India’s leading publications, Akshay has done films – Pad Man, Toilet Ek Prem Katha – to raise awareness on social issues.The Mission Mangal star also keeps donating money for various causes. He recently donated Rs 2 crore for Assam floods. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay said that the images coming from the flood-hit areas of Assam made him sad and he didn’t twice before donating the money. He said, “One of the images that really affected me was of a mother holding her baby on her shoulders and wading through the flood waters. There was no expression of sadness or stress on her face. And that’s a dangerous sign. What all she must have gone through that she forgot all her sorrows. When I come across such photos, I am like, it can happen to my wife or my daughter.’ Aisi photos bahut choobhtin hai. That’s why I did what I did.”In 2017, Akshay Kumar launched the Bharat Ke Veer app, with the help of the home ministry. The platform lets people send money directly to the bank accounts of family members of soldiers martyred in the line of duty.Akshay enjoys a huge fan base and the actor’s voice on social media will make a difference.ALSO READ | Twinkle Khanna shares pic from schooldays, asks Akshay Kumar to post his too. Can you spot her?ALSO READ | Kahaan leke jaane hai paise: Akshay Kumar on donating Rs 2 crore for Assam floodsALSO READ | Akshay Kumar on launching Bharat Ke Veer: Yeh help nahi hai, humara farz haiALSO READ | Twinkle Khanna on National Award for Pad Man: Start with good intentions and good luck follows. Period.ALSO WATCH | PM Modi has non-political chat with actor Akshay Kumar at 7 Lok Kalyan MargGet 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Akshay KumarFollow Twinkle Khanna Akshay Kumar is Teen Khiladi in old pic: Mom ensured I got nutritious meals to fuel my passionAkshay Kumar took to Twitter to share a throwback picture of himself. Akshay shared the picture to take forward a initiative, supporting girl child education. The initiative was kicked off by Twinkle Khanna.advertisement Next
Reuters New YorkSeptember 6, 2019UPDATED: September 6, 2019 20:37 IST Serena Williams in US Open (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAt 17 I thought for sure I’d be retired at 28, 29, living my life, said Serena WilliamsIf Serena wins on Saturday, it would also mean breaking Chris Evert’s record of 101 U.S. Open winsNow, like, there’s no easy match. Everyone’s playing great. Everyone’s just doing a lot better, said SerenaTwenty years after an improbable run at the age of 17 to her maiden US Open victory, Serena Williams is running out of records to break.Tantalizingly close to tying Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles, Williams is already tennis’ undisputed GOAT (Greatest of All Time) in the eyes of her legions of adoring fans, with an ever-growing, odds-defying career and trophy case.Of course, winning on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday would also mean breaking Chris Evert’s record of 101 U.S. Open wins, and her record of six U.S. Open title championships.”At 17 I thought for sure I’d be retired at 28, 29, living my life,” said Williams after defeating fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight sets under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the semi-final.”The game has just changed, I think there’s so much more depth,” said Williams. “I think when I first started, you could win a lot of easy matches, then you’re in the quarterfinals, that’s when it starts to get a little more tough.”Now, like, there’s no easy match. Everyone’s playing great. Everyone’s just doing a lot better.”Her return also holds significance in light of Williams’ controversy-fueled final last year against upstart Naomi Osaka, which prompted vociferous debate and promises of introspection from tournament organisers.Asked by reporters about the 2018 bout, however, a laser-focused Williams responded that it “hasn’t really crossed my mind”.The mindset is reflective of her renewed concentration, with the six-times U.S. Open champion reiterating throughout the tournament the Spartan-like preparations she underwent to prepare for the stout talent at Flushing Meadows.advertisementAfter losing in straight sets at the Wimbledon final to Simona Halep, Williams said she knew I need to work harder, just do better.”I put a lot of time in the gym after Wimbledon, like I said, getting ready for Canada. Yeah, I put a ton of time in. Worked a lot on my fitness, said Williams. It always feels good to train without pain.”After dismantling erstwhile rival Maria Sharapova in their highly anticipated first round, Williams has romped through the competition, save for a brief scare in her fourth-round match against Petra Martic, when she tweaked her right ankle.Also 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 Serena WilliamsFollow US Open final Serena Williams poised for multiple record-breaking US Open finalSerena Williams, who is just one win away from her record 24 Grand Slam titles, is on the cusp of breaking Chris Evert’s record of 101 U.S. Open wins.advertisement Next
Next Never write off champion players: Justin Langer backs David WarnerAustralia coach Justin Langer hailed David Warner as a champion player despite the Australia opener’s poor outing in Ashes series. Warner managed to score only ninety-five runs in 10 Test innings throughout the series.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 16:57 IST David Warner had a really poor Ashes outing in England. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJustin Langer has praised David Warner by calling him a ‘champion player’David Warner managed to score only ninety-five runs in 10 Ashes inningsLanger agreed that things did not go as per their plan, he is confident of Warner making a comebackDespite failing in the Ashes series, Australia coach Justin Langer has praised David Warner by calling him a ‘champion player’.”I’ve learned over a long period you never write off champion players. It doesn’t matter what sport, you never write off champion players,” Cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying.”They tend to come good, don’t they? He’s had a tough series, no doubt about that, but he’s also a champion player so usually with champion players they get a bit more time to come good,” he added.Australia faced a 135-run defeat in the fifth Ashes and with this victory, England leveled the series by 2-2. Warner only managed to score just 95 runs in the series.Although Langer agreed that things did not go as per their plan, he is confident of Warner making a comeback.”This series, it didn’t go to plan, but he’s seen how successful he’s been and the impact he can have on Australian cricket teams winning so I’m confident he’ll come good. Actually, I’m hopeful he comes good,” Langer said.Also Read | Ashes 2019: England coach Trevor Bayliss hails change of player attitude as he bids adieuAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Tim Paine feels he has ‘unfinished business’ as Test captain after drawn seriesAlso 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 Ashes 2019Follow Justin LangerFollow David Warner