Massive Chinese offer made for Barcelona attacker Malcomby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA Chinese Premier League club have tabled a huge bid for Barcelona attacker Malcom.While unnamed, AS says the offer is worth a massive €65m.Malcom only joined Barca last summer from Bordeaux and has battled to find a place in coach Ernesto Valverde’s plans so far this season. His move from France cost Barca €40m.Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is now weighing up whether to accept.With plans to buy a centre-half and a striker next month, Bartomeu could cash in on Malcom with the aim to put the money raised towards their own transfer targets. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say No chance! Bournemouth boss Howe rules out Wilson joining Chelsea in Januaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has once again denied reports Callum Wilson will join Chelsea in January.The Blues got a good look at Wilson in Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over the Cherries.Asked about his top striker after the game, Howe was adamant he was not for sale.He said: “Callum’s our player and very, very focused on us. I think you could see that with his performance.”Asked if there was any scenario in which Wilson could be sold in January, Howe replied: “Not from my perspective, no.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino hails Spurs thrashing: Fantastic effortby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham thrashed Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday to go above Manchester City into second in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen, Son-Heung Min (2), Lucas Moura and Harry Kane found the net at Wembley.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino stated, “The effort was fantastic. To have one day less after Everton, I am very pleased with the performance.”It is important to manage confidence in the right way, victory make us believe. Of course, think step-by-step and be ready to arrive at the next game in the best condition.”We are only halfway to end of the season, we need to replicate the same second-half of the season. It is up to us, if we show the same quality and same belief and behave in the same way, then maybe at end of season I’ll talk in a way that maybe we fight for big things.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi reveals big World Cup ambitionsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is determined to break into the France squad.The Gunners revelation has only just been capped at U21 level by France, but already has bigger ambitions.Guendouzi declared, “My dream is to win the World Cup one day. “Wearing the A’s jersey is the Grail, it’s above all. If I continue to work like I do with Arsenal, I’ll get there.”It’s been an eventual few months for Guendouzi, who has turned down Morocco to pledge his international future to France.
Urban Meyer Son First PitchTuesday night, the Cleveland Indians hosted Urban Meyer and his son Nate as they took on the Mariners at Progressive Field. Initially, it was thought that Meyer himself would be throwing out the first pitch. But in the end, it was actually his son doing the honors. Meyer caught the ball at home plate instead. Pretty cool.Thursday, Ohio State released a short video to recap the experience. Meyer and his son met a number of players, hung out in a luxury box, toured the facility, and of course, got to walk on the field. Enjoy, OSU fans:
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been known to bust a move or two in the post-game locker room this season. Tonight, after his top-ranked Tigers held off Florida State, Swinney broke out one of his best numbers yet.This vine surfaced shortly after the win, and it shows Dabo hitting the popular “Dab” dance. That’s why he is kind of awkwardly tucking his head into the crook of his elbow. Here’s some more footage of Dabo dabbing.Dabo’s new moves. pic.twitter.com/9vJg8HApCn— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) November 8, 2015Swinney is loving life right now, as well he should. Clemson controls its own destiny on the road to the CFP, and the Tigers just might dance their way to the final four.
Instagram/sterlingbrown3 Duquesne isn’t the only college basketball program to run into some serious blizzard-related bus problems in Pennsylvania. Undefeated SMU is in Philadelphia for tomorrow’s game against Temple, and the team had to push its bus out of the snow in order to make it to practice this afternoon. #PhliiyChroniclesA video posted by SB (@sterlingbrown3) on Jan 23, 2016 at 8:55am PST Our Bus got stuck. pic.twitter.com/yyswmZkE6E— Ben Moore (@JaminTheFiend) January 23, 2016Things aren’t nearly as dire for the Mustangs as they are for the Dukes, however. SMU was able to make it to the gym.Oh the weather outside is frightful But the gym is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let It Snow #PonyUp pic.twitter.com/DalyoNsdjY— SMU Basketball (@SMUBasketball) January 23, 2016Not even a blizzard can beat SMU. Bus stuck until players helped push. Practicing now. SMU-Temple 11am CT ESPN2 https://t.co/jUFr0Ixdzp— Ted Emrich (@tedemrich) January 23, 2016“We’re talking about PRACTICE?!” … Not even #blizzard2016 can stop us! SMU vs Temple – Noon Sunday #ESPN2 #PonyUp pic.twitter.com/qfV9K5041s— Jay Duncan (@JayDunks) January 23, 201618-0 SMU faces Temple at noon tomorrow.
Vine/Rob DausterGuard Angel Rodriguez led all scorers with 17 points in Miami’s 65-63 win over Pitt, but no basket was bigger than his final one. With just 1.4 seconds remaining on the clock, Rodriguez tipped the ball in to give the Hurricanes the decisive lead.Wild sequence as Miami takes the lead with 1.4 seconds left over Pitt https://t.co/GNVSwIdste— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 10, 2016Angel with the huge tip-in and the BUC is going nuts as Miami leads 65-63 with 1.4 sec left. Here’s my view: pic.twitter.com/b4YMSTDnZl— Austin Sapin (@AustinSapin) February 10, 2016There was a bit of drama on the ensuing Pitt inbounds, with some contact on the last second heave, but the refs did not make a call, giving Miami the win.Refs swallow the whistle and Miami wins over Pitt. https://t.co/7evyYHLmkq— Adam Comarow (@ComarowsCorner) February 10, 2016Miami is now 19-4, and 8-3 in ACC play.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg apologised to Southampton supporters following his red card in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City. Hojbjerg had earlier scored Southampton’s equaliser after David Silva put City ahead in the Premier League fixture – the Denmark international beating Ederson with an emphatic drive. But James Ward-Prowse’s own goal and a Sergio Aguero header before the break ultimately gave Southampton too much to do. 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? Hojbjerg was then shown a straight red five minutes from the end for a wild lunge on Fernandinho, meaning he will serve a third suspension this season. In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, the midfielder said: “I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger. “The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.” Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted his team had no intention of going all-out in search of an unlikely comeback in the second half, knowing they risked conceding further goals and losing heavily against the champions.#SaintsFC ‘s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised after his dismissal against #ManCity this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/hVmUOUPych — Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 30, 2018 “At the break we made the decision that we don’t go all in and take too much risk,” the Austrian said. “We wanted to show in the second-half that we can defend and not to lose the second half, if you want. “Then, maybe you get a second goal and I think we have one header off a free-kick which could have given us a chance to come back.”The manager was also clear that he had an eye on the future with how he managed the match as the club return to the pitch to face Chelsea on Wednesday. “The substitutions I made were very focused on the Chelsea game. The worst moment of the evening was the red card for Pierre, because on 85 minutes the game was gone and it was silly, which he knows. It could cost us a lot.”
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The Citrus Bowl this season will feature an intriguing matchup between No. 14 Kentucky and No. 12 Penn State. Even though the Nittany Lions will enter this game as the favorites, the Wildcats aren’t strangers to being the underdog.Most predictions will have Trace McSorley leading Penn State to one more victory before he graduates. Nonetheless, one member of ESPN’s College GameDay crew has high expectations for Kentucky.Chris “The Bear” Fallica usually does tons of research before making his picks, which could be the reason behind his faith in the Wildcats. Well, history shows that SEC programs perform admirably when they’re not favored heading into a bowl game.From 247Sports:“That defense I think is going to cause a lot of problems for Trace McSorely and that Penn State offense,” Fallica said. “Josh Allen is a guy who can get after the quarterback and rush the passer, the secondary is very good. Penn State’s offensive line has struggled in pass pro at times this year.”“If you look traditionally at SEC teams that are this big of an underdog, the last 20 times they’ve been this big of a dog in a bowl game, 16-4 against the number, 11 outright wins,” Fallica said. “So, as bad as that Kentucky offense is, I think the Wildcats give Penn State a fourth-quarter fight.”With Benny Snell Jr. and Josh Allen suiting up for the Wildcats, shocking the Nittany Lions on the national stage would be the perfect ending to their collegiate career.The Citrus Bowl will take place on New Year’s Day, as the game will be broadcast on ABC.Defeating Penn State would truly be a signature moment for Kentucky’s football program.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts against the Oklahoma Sooners during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide got a big injury boost just prior to the National Championship Game against Clemson.According to writer Marq Burnett, Alabama linebacker Christian Miller has been named a starter for tonight’s game.Miller was previously on the injury report with a hamstring injury.Through 14 games this season, Miller has 34 tackles and 11.0 tackles for loss. His 8.0 sacks are tied with Quinnen Williams for second on the team.Christian Miller (hamstring) is listed as a starter on Alabama’s flip card, for what it’s worth.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) January 7, 2019Miller has not missed a game this season and has had at least one tackle in every game.In the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma, Miller had one sack on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.Miller is in his senior year with the Crimson Tide, and has set career-highs in all categories this season.Arguably his best performance came in a road game against Mississippi in the regular season.Miller recorded five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks in the 62-7 win over the Rebels.Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN.
“I can tell you out of my experience why teams don’t win championships,” Meyer said. “It’s not because of talent and it’s not because they didn’t recruit well. You’ll hear all kind of excuses, but it’s because of a lack of leadership.”Video of Meyer teaching his course was shared on social media.Check it out:“Leaders create culture. Culture drives behavior. Behavior produces results.”Excited to have @CoachUrbanMeyer teach our athletes how to Lead Like a Buckeye TONIGHT!#GoBucks | #BuckeyesLead pic.twitter.com/DvmC8BByyr— The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute (@EDSLInstitute) September 4, 2019In his seven season as the coach of the Buckeyes, Meyer owned an 83-9 record which included a national title.Ohio State remains in good hands on the gridiron with Ryan Day as the head coach. His team looked pretty sharp in its season opener against Florida Atlantic. PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during a play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is usually preparing his team for an important matchup around this time of the year. Since he’s retired from coaching, the former leader of the Ohio State football program is now getting used to his new role with the university.With his coaching career in the rearview mirror, Meyer is serving as a professor for Ohio State.The fall semester is beginning for schools all across the country. Meyer will co-teach a character and leadership course at Ohio State over the next few months.On Wednesday, Meyer spoke to his students about the importance of leadership.
Cancer-stricken Lee Chong Wei resumes badminton training in MalaysiaBadminton legend Lee Chong Wei was diagnosed with early stage of nose cancer last year.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service Kuala LumpurJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 20:16 IST Lee Chong Wei was seen at the BAM’s Malaysian Badminton Academy’s gymnasium (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLee Chong Wei was diagnosed with early stage of nose cancer last yearChong Wei is keen on participating in the Olympics for the fifth time at Tokyo Games in 2020The badminton legend is tagetting international return at Malaysian Open in AprilMalaysian badminton legend Lee Chong Wei returned to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) facility for rehabilitation training on Friday for the first time since diagnosed with cancer last year.The 36-year-old shuttler was seen at the BAM’s Malaysian Badminton Academy’s gymnasium, reports Xinhua news agency.His last appearance on the field was at the Indonesia Open in July last year, where he lost to Kento Momota of Japan in the semi-finals.Lee was diagnosed with nose cancer and has received treatment abroad. He told local Star newspaper earlier this week that he had been given green light to resume training.The former world No. 1 and a three-time Olympic silver medallist is targeting to participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and said he would begin training as soon as his health permits it.Lee said his first international tournament should be the Malaysian Open in April, where he won the 12th title last year shortly before being diagnosed with cancer.Men’s singles chief coach of Malaysia’s national team, Misbun Sidek, said BAM had given Lee the freedom to decide on the training schedule and tournaments to take part in this year.Also Read | Cried, slumped on the sofa after hearing I had nose cancer: Lee Chong WeiAlso 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 byIANS Tags :Follow Lee Chong Wei Next
Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 22:58 IST BCCI selection committee was given a data analytics presentation before the World Cup squad meeting. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian selectors were given a 3-hour data analytics presentation before the World Cup squad meetingThe presentation was shown to give selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditionsIndian team’s data analyst CKM Dhananjay prepared the data analytics packageDinesh Karthik’s scoring areas in the middle overs, Rishabh Pant’s success rate at the death overs were all put in a data analytics software and shown to the selection committee prior to the World Cup squad meeting on Monday.In a first by the BCCI, the five-member national selection committee was given a three and half hour presentation, a day before the meeting in order to give the selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditions.It is learnt that the Indian team’s data analyst CKM Dhananjay prepared a special data analytics package doing an entire SWOT analysis of the World Cup hopefuls as well as opposition since the 2017 Champions Trophy.The normal convention is that the selectors are provided with raw data, like matches, runs and strike-rates, wickets etc.”This time, it was decided that there would be a tweak in the system. On Sunday, a three and half hour presentation was provided with processed data. In fact, this could be done before every major selection meeting,” a source close to the selection committee told PTI on conditions of anonymity.So what exactly were the things that were discussed?It was learnt that certain specifics areas were looked into. Like Kedar Jadhav’s strike-rate during a particular phase of play or the specific conditions when the top three have faced trouble against any particular opposition.”Things like how England or New Zealand have fared against our wrist spinners or how Australia has negotiated our orthodox left-arm spinners during a particular phase of play was shown to the selectors,” the source said.advertisementThe par score at each of the venues in England also came up for discussion.It is learnt that the selectors were shown England’s playing XI in various home conditions and what exactly worked for the winning sides — home or opposition.The kind of bowling attacks expected and who among the Indian players can be successful against specific bowlers.Also Read | India strong contender for World Cup: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Read | 3-dimensional Vijay Shankar preferred over Ambati Rayudu for India’s World Cup squadFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Indian cricket team Indian selectors given data analytics presentation before World Cup squad meetingIn a first by the BCCI, the five-member national selection committee was given a three and half hour presentation, a day before the meeting in order to give the selectors a clearer picture as to where the players stood and what can be expected in English conditions.advertisement
Associated Press ParisApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 22:54 IST Neymar insulted match officials following PSG’s shock Champions League loss to Manchester United (AP Photo)UEFA has banned Neymar for three European matches for insulting the officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League.Following the round-of-16 game in March, Neymar used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before Man United was awarded a stoppage-time penalty for a handball that eliminated PSG.The forward wrote: “They put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion. This doesn’t exist!”Neymar, who was injured and did not play, then used profanity while writing about the video assistants.As it stands, the UEFA ruling means Neymar is set to miss half of PSG’s six games in the Champions League group stage next season.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow NeymarFollow PSGFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Champions League Neymar suspended for 3 Champions League games for insulting match officialsNeymar was found guilty of “insulting/molesting acts against match official”, European football’s governing body announced in a statement.advertisement Next
Sunny Deol escapes unhurt as tyre of his SUV bursts on national highwayOne of the tyres of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) Sunny Deol was traveling in burst on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur national highway and at least four vehicles in Sunny Deol’s convoy rammed into each other.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service GurdaspurMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 17:37 IST The actor was on his way for a roadshow when one of the tyres of his cars burst. (Photo: Twitter/@iamsunnydeol)HIGHLIGHTSSunny Deol was traveling on Amritsar-Gurdaspur national highway when a tyre of his car burstAt least four vehicles in Sunny Deol’s convoy rammed into each otherSunny Deol subsequently left the spot in another vehicleIt was a close shave for actor-turned politician Sunny Deol on Monday, when one of the tyres of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) he was traveling in burst on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur national highway, police said.At least four vehicles in Sunny Deol’s convoy rammed into each other, though no one was injured. The actor was on his way for a roadshow. He, subsequently, left the spot in another vehicle.Sunny Deol, 62, is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Akali Dal alliance candidate from Gurdaspur, the seat represented four times by yesteryear actor Vinod Khanna, who passed away due to cancer in April 2017.ALSO READ | Actor-singer Arun Bakshi joins BJPALSO READ | BJP, Congress fight for INLD turf SirsaALSO WATCH | Did PM Modi spend Rs 80 lakh on make-up?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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow GurdaspurFollow PunjabFollow elections 2019Follow Lok Sabha 2019Follow Sunny Deol
Next Varun Singh New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 11:06 IST Shahid Kapoor with the all-new BMW S 1000 RR.HIGHLIGHTSThe top-of-the-line BMW S 1000 RR Pro M Sport is priced at Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom).Powering S 1000 RR is a newly developed 4-cylinder, in-line, 999 cc engine.BMW S 1000 RR comes in with four standard ride modes — Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race.BMW Motorrad has launched the new S 1000 RR in India for a starting price of Rs 18.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The bookings for the superbike, which is here as a completely built-up unit (CBU), have started at company dealerships. BMW S 1000 RR is not only lighter in weight but also features an entirely new chassis, suspension, lights, dashboard and design. Even the engine is new with BMW ShiftCam technology.BMW S 1000 RR is available in two colour options — ‘Racing Red’ and ‘Light White/ Lupin Blue Metallic/ Racing Red’ with motorsport finish. It is the first motorcycle to get an M package, with features like carbon fibre wheels, M lightweight battery and M sport seat. Below are the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the superbike.– BMW S 1000 RR Standard — Rs 18.50 lakh– BMW S 1000 RR Pro — Rs 20.95 lakh– BMW S 1000 RR Pro M Sport — Rs 22.95 lakhPowering the new BMW S 1000 RR is a newly developed 4-cylinder, in-line, 999 cc engine that delivers 207 hp. The motor is four kilos lighter than the earlier model. According to the company, BMW ShiftCam technology provides more power, reduced emission and better fuel efficiency. The frame and suspension of the bike are new as well. It gets ABS Pro, dynamic traction control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function as standard, while dynamic damping control is optional.BMW S 1000 RR comes in with four standard ride modes — Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. For track racing, the Riding Modes Pro option in the superbike offers three additional freely programmable riding modes — Race Pro 1, Race Pro 2 and Race Pro 3. There is a 6.5-inch multifunctional instrument panel (TFT display). There are LED headlights as standard, with LED turn signals, tail lights and brake lights.advertisementALSO READ | MG Hector SUV launched in India at Rs 12.18 lakh, price lower than Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500ALSO READ | MG Hector launch price surprises all, might lead to price war in SUV segmentALSO READ | MG Hector bookings cross 10,000 markGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow BMW S 1000 RRFollow BMW S 1000 RR priceFollow BMW S 1000 RR launch BMW S 1000 RR launched, price starts at Rs 18.50 lakhNew BMW S 1000 RR is available in two colour options — ‘Racing Red’ and ‘Light White/ Lupin Blue Metallic/ Racing Red’ with motorsport finish. It is the first motorcycle to get an M package, with features like carbon fibre wheels, M lightweight battery and M sport seat.advertisement
m B Match Ended Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out third Man 1 Mid on – 0 c Chris Woakes b Liam Plunkett 10 31 Point 33 Extras: 7 runs (B: 0, LB: 1, WD: 6, NB: 0, P: 0) Point 306/5 (50.0) 102 fine Leg 337/7 0 Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 10:36 IST Yuzvendra Chahal bowled the most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup history. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChahal and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled the most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup historydoubtfulness changed the game for England, Morgan believesChahal conceded 88 runs off his 10 overs without taking a wicketKuldeep Yadav meanwhile, picked up a wicket but went for 72 runs from his 10 oversEngland openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy might have started cautiously, putting on 47 runs from the first powerplay, but they hit 97 from the next 10 as the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav looked clueless and England skipper Eoin Morgan believes that changed the game for the hosts.”That period from 10 to 20 overs was probably the difference between the game,” Morgan said after the end of the game.”I think we scored about 90-something runs in 10 or 11 overs. And it was quite evident to see when the seam was run, the ball was not coming onto the bat. There was only a little bit of pace and we got a little bit of purchase from cutters, slower balls.”So Jonny and Jason can make a wicket seem flat at different stages, and they did through that period. So it was a great period for us and obviously got us off to an unbelievable start. So we felt we were ahead of the game at that time,” an elated Morgan explained.It was a must-win game and the English boys put on a clinical display and skipper Morgan said that is what gives this team confidence that they can not only qualify for the knockout games but also lift the coveted title.”We had lost the last two games, and obviously, you have to turn things around but you don’t know how you’re going to play. Having played the way we did today is very encouraging for us. The closer we can get to play our A-game, the more of a chance we have of going the whole way.advertisement”If we’re scraping our way along, not playing the type of cricket we played in the last four years, I wouldn’t be as confident,” he pointed.Also Read | This win keeps World Cup campaign in our own hands: Jonny Bairstow after England winAlso Read | Rishabh Pant made a big statement with his batting: Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow Eoin MorganFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow India vs England Scorecard Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen fine Leg MS Dhoni (wk) MS Dhoni (wk) not out 198/3 ( R. Sharma 36.1 Overs) , 4 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Mid Wicket 10 Point 0 0 All batsmen are considered right handed commentary Mid on 12 55 5.8 covers view full scorecard 4s 3/55 (10) Toss: ENG elected to bat 0 Mid off 0 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 6 1 0 29 c Jos Buttler b Chris Woakes 10 109 4 covers Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed Point 306/5 third Man Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal England Bowling ENG Bowling ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 38 7 covers Mid Wicket 0 Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) c sub b Liam Plunkett Square Leg 4.5 England ENG 0 covers Mid Wicket c sub b Liam Plunkett covers Mid off Liam Plunkett (ENG) L. Plunkett (ENG) 306/5 102 (109) Mid Wicket vs 111 (109) KL Rahul KL Rahul c & b Chris Woakes Rohit Sharma R. Sharma c Jos Buttler b Chris Woakes Jofra Archer J. Archer Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jonny Bairstow Rishabh Pant R. Pant c Chris Woakes b Liam Plunkett covers 0 337/7 Square Leg 6s 135.48 All batsmen are considered right handed 92.30 267/5 ( H. Pandya 44.5 Overs) , 0 third Man 1 Mid off Mid on 0 136.36 45 fine Leg 0 third Man 2 146/2 ( V. Kohli 28.2 Overs) , c & b Chris Woakes not out 4 86.84 0 42 226/4 ( R. Pant 39.1 Overs) , Super Over 0 c sub b Liam Plunkett All batsmen are considered right handed third Man 73 fine Leg Mid Wicket Mid on 5/69 (10) 0 wd Mid Wicket India batting IND batting No data available! nb 0 Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 32 3 third Man Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) 0 not out 15 e/r 8.5 Ben Stokes B. Stokes Mid off 1 S/R (50.0) 34 110.34 (50.0) Square Leg 8/1 ( KL Rahul 2.3 Overs) , view more view less Fall of Wickets Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) 45 All batsmen are considered right handed o Point 7.3 w (50.0) Square Leg Match Ended Chris Woakes C. Woakes 0 3 58 6.66 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 fine Leg 76 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) Jonny Bairstow (ENG) J. Bairstow (ENG) India IND 0 0 fine Leg Square Leg Mid off Liam Plunkett L. Plunkett Square Leg Mohammed Shami M. Shami 0 England ENG 0 4 5.5 Mark Wood M. Wood r 0 All batsmen are considered right handed India IND 93.57 Mid off England beat India by 31 runs Attacking Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav changed the game for England: Eoin MorganEoin Morgan believes the game changed when, Chahal and Yadav looked clueless after Bairstow and Roy started cautiously, with 47 runs from the first powerplay, but hit 97 from the next 10. Point 9 40 0 10 R India 0 England Mid on (50.0) Adil Rashid A. Rashid 66 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya c sub b Liam Plunkett 0 13 4 advertisement graphs Next
Associated Press AsuncionAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 09:51 IST Football body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMessi and Argentina’s can appeal against CONMEBOL banMessi will miss 3 friendlies for Argentina this year if ban staysMessi avoided medal ceremony at Copa America 2019 last monthFootball body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at Copa América 2019.The South American body also said Friday that it fined the superstar in $50,000 for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament in July.Messi and Argentina can still appeal the decision, which stops the striker from playing in four friendlies this year.The 32-year-old will not play for Argentina matches in September against Chile and Mexico, plus another two in October versus Germany and another adversary to be picked.Neither Messi nor Argentina’s soccer association have made comments about CONMEBOL’s decision.Messi is already suspended from the first match of the South American World Cup qualifiers next March because of the apparently undeserved red card he received against Chile.The Argentine was sent off for only the second time in his career after a shoving match with Chile midfielder Gary Medel, who also was ejected.Messi avoided the medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”The Argentinian also said the tournament was set for hosts Brazil to win.Messi had already complained against Copa América refereeing after Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals.When asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, he said “the truth needed to be told.” Messi later sent an apology to CONMEBOL for his remarks.Also Read | Want to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat KohliAlso Read | Manchester United to sign defender Harry Maguire in world record transfer deal: ReportsAlso See:advertisementFor 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 Lionel MessiFollow Copa AmericaFollow Argentina football teamFollow CONMEBOL Lionel Messi banned from international football for 3 monthsLionel Messi has been fined $50,000 and suspended from playing for Argentina for 3 months for his accusations of corruption during Copa America 2019.advertisement Next
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.advertisement Associated Press DortmundSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 16:47 IST AP PhotoWhether Germany coach Joachim Low was watching or not, Marc-Andre ter Stegen delivered his message.The Barcelona goalkeeper produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.It was Ter Stegen’s first game since he voiced discontent with his backup role to Germany No. 1 Manuel Neuer.Ter Stegen saved a penalty from former Borussia Mönchengladbach teammate Marco Reus and made a string of saves to deny the home side.Ter Stegen was already known for his prowess facing penalties before he left Gladbach for Barça in 2014. His save against Reus – diving to his left, then calmly snapping up the rebound on the line before any of the onrushing Dortmund players could reach the ball – was his fourth from six penalties he has faced in the Champions League.”People know what I’m capable of. I just want to concentrate on my work and show my capabilities to 100%. I think I managed that today,” Ter Stegen said.Ter Stegen, undisputed No. 1 at Barcelona, is finding it much harder to break through for Germany. The 27-year-old goalkeeper expressed disappointment with his reserve role after last week’s European qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.The 33-year-old Neuer, who is also Germany’s captain, kept his place between the posts to leave Ter Stegen on the bench, as he has been for every competitive international game since October 2017.”It’s not easy to find an explanation for it. I give my best in every game to make the decision more difficult,” Ter Stegen said. “These international games were a tough blow for me.”advertisementBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer showed little sympathy after his team’s 1-1 draw at Leipzig in the German league on Saturday.”He never said anything about it when we were on international duty. Basically I think that we should always appear as a team, and I don’t know if this helps,” Neuer said. “I’m a team player and always think of what’s best for the team.”Neuer referred to the duel between Germany goalkeepers Jens Lehmann and long-time No. 1 Oliver Kahn before the 2006 World Cup, and the praise Kahn paid his rival for a brilliant performance in the quarterfinal win over Argentina.Ter Stegen hit back at the notion he wasn’t a team player.”If you think of the past years, you can see how I’ve carried myself. So these comments are not appropriate,” the German said.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde thanked the goalkeeper for “his outstanding saves” against Dortmund, while former Spain and Real Madrid No. 1 Iker Casillas tweeted “Ter Stegen’s level today was sensational.”Ter Stegen’s next chance to impress Löw will be Germany’s friendly against Argentina on Oct. 9 in Dortmund.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Marc-Andre ter StegenFollow Borussia Dortmund vs BarcelonaFollow Champions League Next