10 months agoDONE DEAL: Peterborough sign Brighton defender Ben White

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Peterborough sign Brighton defender Ben Whiteby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeterborough United have signed defenders Ben White and Daniel Lafferty on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United respectively.Both players have joined the League One side until the end of the campaign.White, 21, spent last term on loan with Newport County and has featured for the Seagulls’ Under-21 side in 2018-19.Seagulls boss Chris Hughton said, “This move is one which allows Ben to play regular first-team football at a good level for his development. At this stage of his career it’s important that he continues to gain as much match experience as possible.“He’s someone who we’ve had around the first-team squad for the first half of the campaign, but with competition for places increased with the return of Dan Burn from Wigan, this gives him the chance to go out and play regular football at a level higher than he experienced last season.” last_img read more

21 days agoAC Milan boss Giampaolo: Players must give their lives for the shirt, not for me

first_imgAC Milan boss Giampaolo: Players must give their lives for the shirt, not for meby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo is not seeking excuses for their start of the season.Giampaolo’s job is on the line facing Genoa this weekend.He said, “After four defeats in six games it is normal that everything is black. Even in this case we must have balance, I don’t think it’s time to make definitive judgments. “I know that the team has a lot of room for improvement, especially from the mental point of view, learning to do certain things in a certain way.”The players have to give their lives for the shirt, not for me. The team believed and believes in my ideas. “You have to be strong in defeats, you have to suffer and be attentive to details.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoHyypia has no doubt about Liverpool title focus

first_imgHyypia has no doubt about Liverpool title focusby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League title winner Sami Hyypia has no doubts about the team’s title focus.But while Liverpool stretched their lead over Manchester City to eight points going into the ­international break, ­Hyypia knows there is a long road ahead. He said, “It’s a great thing that no one left last summer – they kept all their big players. And, when I see them play, it looks like everyone wants to be there to play for this club and be in this team.“I watch them and it seems they are having fun ­playing at such an ­extraordinarily high level – but they are also ­demanding of each other. That’s why they won’t ease up.“I saw the episode with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, but, far from thinking that was ­damaging to the dressing room spirit, I thought that showed how strong it is.“It just shows that everyone wants to win together and what a great group Klopp has built with that dynamic.“It’s always good to have that kind of openness where players can call each other out. That’s part of the culture of winning.“All successful teams have that desire, which means they ­demand more from each other.“I remember some sparks ­flying between players when I was at Anfield – and that’s only good for the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

GIF: TCU Loses To West Virginia After Fouling Jevon Carter With 1 Second Remaining

first_imgBob Huggins sitting on a stool.SAN DIEGO, CA – MARCH 18: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first half during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 18, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)TCU nearly landed a massive win in Morgantown against the No. 18 West Virginia Mountaineers, a game that would have given some legitimacy to TCU’s impressive early season record. Instead, the Horned Frogs will travel back to Fort Worth with a brutal loss. With under a second left in overtime, and his team up 85-84, TCU’s Kyan Anderson fouled West Virginia reserve guard Jevon Carter. Carter hit two clutch free throws to give West Virginia the late go-ahead lead. West Virginia goes to 16-3 with the win. The Mountaineers are definitely a factor in a very tough Big 12 this season.last_img read more

Video: Devin Gardner Responds To Teammate Devin Funchess’ Dunk Video With One Of His Own

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Apparently wide receiver Devin Funchess is not the only recent Michigan football player who can throw down. After seeing Funchess’ impressive dunk on Instagram on Sunday, quarterback Devin Gardner decided to make one of his own.Gardner’s dunks are definitely impressive, especially for someone who focuses on another sport, but we’ll have to award this impromptu Wolverine dunk contest to Funchess. That vertical leaping ability is sure to impress NFL scouts in the coming weeks during the combine and other draft preparation events.last_img read more

Las Vegas Casino Owner Will Win $1 Million If Michigan State Wins NCAA Tournament

first_imgCasino owner's ticket for $1 million payout on Michigan State in NCAA Tournament.Twitter/@derekjstevensCollege basketball fans will tell you to never bet against Tom Izzo in March. One Las Vegas casino owner, Derek Stevens, placed a $20,000 bet on Michigan State to win the title back after the team’s 79-78 overtime loss to Notre Dame on December 3. The 5-3 Spartans were at 50-1 to win it all at the time, giving Stevens a potential payout of $1 million.I’ll be @theDlasvegas #LONGBAR to #SpartyOn THX @GoldenNuggetLV & @Gollumlv for giving me the shot @darrenrovell pic.twitter.com/GjK1ueQfin— Derek Stevens (@DerekJStevens) March 31, 2015In an article by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, sportsbook director Tony Miller admits that this is a big risk for the casino.…Miller accepted Stevens’ $20,000 bet, never thinking he’d be sweating the possibility that the Spartans could pull it off. “In my nine years at this sportsbook, I never accepted a bet that could result in us paying $1 million,” Miller said. “The most I’ve ever seen won here was a $100,000 parlay.”…Miller and Stevens have become good friends over the years, which makes the fact that the Spartans have two games to win it all a bit awkward.“This would be a massive loss for us,” Miller said. “I see days where we lose $10,000 to $30,000, but nothing close to $1 million.”Michigan State is a five point underdog against Duke on Saturday, and would play either Kentucky or Wisconsin for the title on Monday night. Stevens still has a long way to go to cash in, but it is definitely impressive that his bet is still alive.[ESPN]last_img read more

Milinkovic-Savic won’t leave Lazio – agent

first_imgSergej Milinkovic-Savic is “really, really happy” at Lazio and will not leave the club during the January transfer window, agent Mateja Kezman insisted.Milinkovic-Savic was heavily linked with a move during the off-season amid reported interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.The 23-year-old Serbia international midfielder, however, remained at Lazio, though Serie A duo AC Milan and Inter have emerged as potential suitors. 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? But former Chelsea striker Kezman said Milinkovic-Savic – who has scored three goals in Serie A this season – will stay in the Italian capital this month.”Sergej is really, really happy at Lazio,” Kezman told lalaziosiamonoi.it. “He showed how much he loves the club and fans by choosing to stay, despite having many offers.”All young players have ups and downs. He had a tough start to the season, but game by game he’s improved, getting back to his usual levels in the last month.”People often forget that he’s not a striker. His job isn’t to score. He does a lot for the team during a game.”He won’t leave Lazio this month, that’s 100 per cent certain. It’s not right to talk about him possibly moving away every time.”He has a long contract with the Biancocelesti, he’s happy with them and above all he’s not for sale this month.”We must respect [Claudio] Lotito as the President. Lazio are also a great club, with all due respect for other sides.”last_img read more

Di Maria: LVG to blame for my Man Utd failure

first_imgFormer Manchester United winger Angel di Maria believes manager Louis van Gaal was to blame for his failure to live up to his potential at Old Trafford.Argentina international Di Maria joined the Red Devils from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 for a then-British record fee of £59.7 million ($75m).But he struggled to perform on a consistent basis, contributing four goals and 12 assists in 32 appearances before departing for Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. 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? Di Maria, though, believes he could have offered so much more had Van Gaal, who was regularly criticised for his negative brand of football, allowed him to express himself further.”I only stayed for one year. It was not the best time of my career, or rather I was not allowed to spend my best time there,” he told France Bleu.”There were complications with the coach at the time.”But thank God, I was able to come to PSG and demonstrate again who I was.”Di Maria will return to Old Trafford with his PSG team-mates when the two sides meet in the last 16 of the Champions League.Despite being 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and well on track to win a sixth French title in seven years, the Parc des Princes outfit have struggled to lay down a marker when it comes to their European performances.But, having come through a tough group containing Liverpool and Napoli, there is hope that Thomas Tuchel’s side have what it takes to challenge in Europe’s premier club competition.Di Maria, however, is wary of Man Utd’s upturn in form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Norwegian interim manager winning all six of his matches in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho on the touchline.”We still have matches before facing Manchester,” he added. “They have changed with their new coach and they have not lost a match.”I think we started the year not so well in the Champions League, but we put the situation right and we finished top of the group.”It was complicated. Ever since the draw it was said that it would be difficult to reach the round of 16 and we were almost eliminated, but we played a big home game against Liverpool and also against Red Star Belgrade – two big, decisive matches to qualify.”Now, we must think of ourselves and nothing but ourselves. If we do things well, everything will be fine.”last_img read more

Watch: Referee Appeared To Celebrate Mississippi State Touchdown vs. Texas A&M

first_imgA referee fist-pumped after a Mississippi State touchdown.Twitter/@JAg332A controversy is brewing over an apparent referee fist pump after a Mississippi State touchdown in today’s Bulldogs win over Texas A&M.Early in the game, Mississippi State running back Aeris Williams punched in a short touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 14-0. As Williams crossed the goal line, a referee in the end zone makes a subtle motion that looks very much like a fist pump.Judge for yourself here.Hey #sec, why are your refs rooting for MSU? #TAMUvsMSU #wtf pic.twitter.com/zQi24HUh5T— J (@JAg332) November 5, 2016It is probably unwise to jump to any major conclusions, but it definitely looks like a celebratory gesture. Of course, it could have just been a random response to the touchdown, but you can see why A&M fans would be upset, especially considering the controversy over targeting calls in the loss to Alabama earlier this year.With the loss, Texas A&M now has two losses on the season and will assuredly fall out of the top four in Tuesday’s updated College Football Playoff rankings. The Aggies’ playoff hopes have probably been dashed.last_img read more

United States shocks France at U-20 World Cup

first_imgThe United States pulled off one of the shocks of the Under-20 World Cup, knocking off tournament favorites and previously undefeated France 3-2 in a last-16 match on Tuesday. Justin Rennicks pounced on a rebound spilled by France goalkeeper  Alban Lafont,  bundling home the winner in the 83rd minute to give the United States an improbable victory after battling back from a 2-1 second-half deficit. The Americans move on to the Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals for a third straight tournament, and will take on Ecuador on Saturday. 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? U.S. striker Sebastian Soto opened the scoring against the run of play, scoring on a 25th-minute counterattack after a through ball from Richie LedezmaBut France looked poised for victory after erasing that early 1-0 deficit, with Amine Gouiri scoring just before halftime, and Nabil Alioui giving the French the lead in the 55th minute.France controlled the match for long stretches, but the Americans received a spark from second-half substitutes Ulysses Llanez and Rennicks, who helped give the U.S. some energy it sorely needed.Soto scored his second goal of the match in the 74th minute when he slipped in behind the French defense and settled an inch-perfect Tim Weah pass before converting his fourth goal of the tournament to tie the score.The United States looked like the more energetic side in the match’s final 25 minutes, with Llanez and Rennicks energizing the attack. The Americans broke through with the winner in the 83rd minute when Sergino Dest sent a long-range blast at goal that forced a save out of Fiorentina goalkeeper Lafont, who failed to catch the shot, spilling a rebound into the path of an alert Rennicks. The New England Revolution rookie raced in to convert the winner.The Americans came into the match as considerable underdogs, not just because of France’s quality, but also because starting midfielders Alex Mendez and Chris Durkin were suspended. U.S. coach Tab Ramos started Ledezma and Paxton Pomykal in their place, and Ledezma made the most of the opportunity, setting up the opening goal of the match with a beautiful dribble and pass to set up Soto’s opener.The United States now moves on and will be looking to reach the U-20 World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1989, when the Americans earned a fourth-place finish.last_img read more

Andre Schurrle makes Spartak Moscow loan switch

first_imgGermany forward Andre Schurrle has joined Spartak Moscow on a season-long loan deal, his parent club Borussia Dortmund have announced.Bundesliga giants Dortmund confirmed the agreement on Wednesday, meaning the 28-year-old will spend his second successive season away from the club.Schurrle made 24 Premier League appearances for Fulham last season, scoring six goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Spartak have the option to sign the former Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and Wolfsburg player permanently next year, with the fee reportedly set at €6million .Schurrle broke through at Mainz before his form with Leverkusen alerted the attention of Chelsea.Jose Mourinho made Schurrle the first signing of his second stint at the club for a reported fee of £18m in 2013.The attacker made 44 Premier League appearances for Chelsea before returning to Germany with Wolfsburg in 2015, though things have not really worked out since a subsequent move to Dortmund a year later.He has played in 33 Bundesliga matches for Dortmund, scoring three goals.Schurrle’s arrival will boost a Spartak side sitting 10th in the Russian Premier League after three matches.The Muskovites will be hopeful he can make a greater contribution than the one he made last season at Cravan Cottage, where the German was unable to prevent the Cottagers sliding out of the Premier League after a dismal campaign.Schurrle scored twice in the World Cup semi-final of 2014 as Germany crushed the hosts Brazil 7-1, notching his team’s last two goals as they landed one of the great World Cup shocks.last_img read more

Simeone: Felix has to keep improving

first_imgAtletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said Joao Felix has to keep improving following his La Liga bow against Getafe.Felix had his first taste of Spanish top-flight football as Atletico opened their La Liga campaign with a 1-0 victory thanks to Alvaro Morata’s 23rd-minute header at home to Getafe on Sunday.A club-record €126 million signing from Benfica, Joao Felix was largely subdued by Getafe, but the 19-year-old did produce a stunning solo run from inside his own half to earn a second-half penalty, which Morata failed to convert. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Portuguese sensation was substituted in the 66th minute following a knock with Simeone hoping for more from Felix now his La Liga debut is out of the way. “The first league game is not easy. It’s complex,” Simeone said. “We faced a team who tactically moves well defensively. They have not left him space in the first half so that he can take advantage of his game.”But, as an individual, he showed his power and hopefully these situations appear more often. He has to keep improving.”Joao Felix Atletico Madrid Getafe England international full-back Kieran Trippier also made his La Liga debut alongside Felix and Renan Lodi, after arriving from Champions League finalists Tottenham in the off-season.Trippier provided the inch-perfect cross for Morata to head past David Soria in Madrid, while Lodi was sent off following two yellow cards in quick succession prior to half-time after Getafe’s Jorge Molina had been controversially sent off at the conclusion of a VAR review moments earlier.”He played very well with depth, quality and precision,” Simeone said of Trippier.”His cross to Morata was great and he found a specialist like Morata.”On Morata – who led the line in the absence of injured team-mate Diego Costa – Simeone stressed that he was content with the Spaniard’s performance despite his failure to convert a penalty.  “From him I expect what he did in the whole game today,” he said. “Obviously having more forcefulness on the penalty, but Morata’s match was fantastic, he fought for all the balls, scored a goal and constantly generated danger.”Simeone was also asked about Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno, who has been tipped to join Atletico before the transfer windows shuts on September 2.”We cannot talk about Rodrigo, because he is in Valencia. We have to talk about the players who are here,” Simeone said.last_img read more

ESPN Computer Releases New CFB Playoff Prediction

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)We’re through six weeks of the college football and we’re finally starting to get a picture of which teams can compete for a national title. Alabama is the unquestioned leader in every poll and metric to win back-to-back titles.Can anyone take down the Tide? ESPN’s computer model, FiveThirtyEight, released its predictions for the College Football Playoff.So, who made the list? No surprise, the Crimson Tide sit at No. 1, while the unbeaten Clemson Tigers came in at No. 2.Here’s the top four:AlabamaClemsonOhio StateNotre DameGeorgia, which sits at No. 2 in the AP and Coaches’ Poll, came in at No. 5 on this list. The Bulldogs face four-straight ranked opponents in LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn before finishing the season against UMass and Georgia Tech.A repeat of last year’s foursome isn’t likely, unless Oklahoma wins out and gets a little help along the way.The first CFB Playoff rankings come out on October 30.[538]last_img read more

Ohio State Reportedly Hiring Another Big 10 Assistant Coach

first_imgAn Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader running with a flag.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: A cheerleader runs onto the field with an Ohio State Buckeyes flag prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)It seems like Ryan Day’s first duty as Ohio State head coach has been to raid the staffs of other Big Ten programs for assistant coaching hires.First, Day poached Greg Mattison and Al Washington from Michigan. Now, he’s added another staff member from a Big Ten East program.According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Ohio State is hiring Maryland’s Matt Barnes as its new special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach.Barnes has spent three the last three seasons as Maryland’s linebackers coach, and he added the responsibility of special teams coordinator in 2018.SOURCE: #OhioState is expected to hire #Maryland’s Matt Barnes as Buckeyes new special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2019Prior to Maryland, Barnes spent the 2015 season at Michigan. He was at Florida from 2012-14.Barnes began his coaching career at Delaware Valley College in 2009.Ohio State finished the 2018 season with a 13-1 record, a Big Ten title and a win in the Rose Bowl.last_img read more

ESPN Shoots Down Report About Reporters, NFL Draft

first_imgAdam Schefter on the phone.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Sports Writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)With just a few hours left before the NFL draft kicks off, rumors are flying – and not all of them have to do with the top prospects in the draft.According to a report from Pro Football Talk, ESPN and the NFL Network instructed their reporters “not to report the identity of the first overall pick before it is made tonight.”However, the vice president of production at ESPN shot down that report from PFT.According to Seth Markman, the report is “false.”False https://t.co/R3Y3gd3Jtz— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) April 25, 2019ESPN and the NFL Network agreed to not “tip” picks before the 2018 NFL draft, but ended up doing so anyway.Will they stick to the same rule heading into this year’s draft? It doesn’t look like it.Adam Schefter and ESPN’s bevy of insiders could be leaking picks just before they happen all night. Same could be said for NFL Network insiders like Ian Rapoport.The NFL draft kicks off in just a few hours and no one knows what the Arizona Cardinals will do with the No. 1 pick. Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams are reportedly the three prospects the Cardinals are deciding between.Stay tuned for the latest leading up to the NFL draft.last_img read more

Imran Tahir proves age is just a number with 4-wicket haul vs KKR

first_img scorecard No data available! advertisement Rohan Sen KolkataApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 23:53 IST Imran Tahir picked up 4 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs vs KKR at Eden Gardens. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSImran Tahir picked up 4 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs vs KKR at Eden GardensTahir clinched the Purple Cap from Kagiso Rabada with 13 wickets so far this seasonTahir now also holds the record for picking up the most IPL wickets after 35 years of ageImran Tahir on Sunday became the fourth bowler to pick up a four-wicket haul after the age of 40 in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.The Chennai Super Kings leg-spinner picked up the wickets of Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa to stun the Knight Riders in front of their home crowd in Kolkata.Tahir’s performance of 4 for 27 from 4 overs helped Chennai Super Kings restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 161 for 8 after MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first. It was Tahir’s best bowling performance in the IPL and his second four-wicket haul in the competition.Tahir now has 13 wickets in the season from 8 matches at an average of 13.30 and is the latest Purple Cap holder after Kagiso Rabada (13) and Yuzvendra Chahal (11).Imran Tahir is ecstatic and how. Two wickets in a single over for him pic.twitter.com/hocBwc0bnaIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2019Tahir, who turned 40 just 18 days back and is the oldest player in the league this season, is the fourth bowler after Shane Warne, Pravin Tambe and Brad Hogg to pick 4 wickets in an innings after turning 40.Tahir now also holds the record for picking up the most wickets in the Indian Premier League after the age of 35 with 66 wickets. Muttiah Muralitharan (63), Shane Warne (57), Ashish Nehra (46) and Anil Kumblra (45) complete the top five.On an Eden Gardens track where spinners had struggled so far, Tahir spun the match in favour of Chennai with his twin double blows in the 11th and 15th overs en route his career-best IPL figures that took him past Kagiso Rabada in the leading wicket-takers’ tally.advertisementTahir removed an ominous-looking Chris Lynn (82 off 51 balls; 7×4, 6×6) and in a space of five balls removed the dangerous Andre Russell (10) for the first time under a score of 40 this season to put brakes on their scoring.When you’ve taken 4 wickets and the last 2 were Lynn and Russell @ChennaiIPL #KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/m4AseEp2lGIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2019Tahir’s bowling had such devastating effect that KKR managed just 29 runs from last five overs and went on to lose three more wickets and end up with a below-par total.Also Read | I decided that I would finish at the World Cup: Imran TahirAlso Read | I don’t take anything for granted: Imran Tahir after clinching Purple CapFor 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 Imran TahirFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow CSK VS KKRFollow IPL 2019 commentarycenter_img view more view less Imran Tahir proves age is just a number with 4-wicket haul vs KKRImran Tahir clinched the Purple Cap from Kagiso Rabada with his four-wicket haul against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. graphslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeat

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeatICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies suffered a 15-run loss to Australia in their second match of the tournament on Thursday. Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies wer restricted to 273 as Mitchell Starc took a six-wicket haul.advertisement Reuters NottinghamJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 09:11 IST West Indies captain Jason Holder says that the player need to take more responsibility after West Indies lost to Australia (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc took 6 wickets as West Indies lost by 15 runsAustralia posted 289 after a fantastic recovery led by Nathan Coulter-NileGuys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make: WI captain HolderWest Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen need to take more responsibility after they lost to Australia by 15 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restricted them to 273-9.Guys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make, Holder told reporters.Take a little bit more responsibility, and chasing especially, you just need to take responsibility, and it’s important that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very end.Asked to bat on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) shared a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.That helped the Australians post a competitive total and they went on to secure their second win of the tournament.We definitely missed an opportunity, Holder said. It’s a bit disappointing to be losing a game like that when we’re in full control of the game, but these things happen.West Indies began their campaign strongly by crushing Pakistan thanks to hostile pace bowling.I just think we just need to be aggressive, continue to be aggressive, smart aggression, and just continue to look to take wickets, Holder said.Read Also | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesRead Also | World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister targets MS Dhoni over Army crest on glovesAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Jason Holder Nextlast_img read more

Oppo Reno 2 with Snapdragon 730G, quad cameras, VOOC 3.0 confirmed, Flipkart availability revealed

first_imgOppo Reno 2 with Snapdragon 730G, quad cameras, VOOC 3.0 confirmed, Flipkart availability revealedOppo has confirmed that the Oppo Reno 2 will pack a Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, AMOLED display and a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support, among other things. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 10:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo Reno 2 will feature a Snapdragon 730G chipset and AMOLED display.It will pack a 4,000mAh battery and will come with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.Reno 2 will launch in India on August 28 and will go on sale on Flipkart.Oppo Reno 2-series will launch in India on August 28. The company recently announced the launch date of the Reno 2 and confirmed that the next Reno smartphone will come with a quad camera setup and shark-fin pop-up selfie camera. Ahead of its launch in India, the Reno 2-series is now being teased on Flipkart, confirming that the phone will go on sale on the e-commerce platform. Additionally, the company has confirmed that the Oppo Reno 2 will pack a Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, AMOLED display and a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support, among other things.Oppo Reno 2 will make its global debut in India next week. Ahead of its launch, a lot has already been revealed about the upcoming smartphone. The company has revealed the design of the Reno 2 will largely be similar to the original Reno. Instead of a triple camera setup on the back, the Reno 2 will bring a quad camera setup with 20x digital zoom support. The Reno 2 will also keep the shark-fin pop-up camera and will sport a notchless AMOLED display like its predecessor.Oppo has now revealed in a statement that the Reno 2 will feature a Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is a top-end mid-range processor that also powers the Samsung Galaxy A80. The Snapdragon 730G is a 2.2Ghz octa-core chipset based on an 8nm process. It comes equipped with an Adreno 618 GPU and offers a 15 per cent graphics boost over the regular Snapdragon 730. The Reno 2 will also come with 8GB of RAM.Oppo Reno 2 will feature a 6.55-inch notchless AMOLED display with a 93.1 per cent screen ratio. It will get an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, will pack a 4,000mAh battery and support VOOC 3.0 fast charging over Type-C. The Reno 2 will also be protected by Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. It will be available in Ocean Blue and Luminous Black colours. Additionally, the Reno 2 will come with features like Game Boost 3.0, Link Boost and Game Assitant.advertisementThe company has now confirmed almost all the key features of Reno 2 except the specifics of the quad camera setup. It has revealed features like 20x Zoom, Super Steady Video and Ultra Dark mode. As per past rumours, the Reno 2 is said to feature a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera combined with 13MP + 8MP + 2MP sensors. The selfie camera will offer a 16MP sensor.Oppo will confirm the details of the quad camera system along with price and availability of the Reno 2 on August 28.ALSO READ | Oppo Reno 2 quad camera design revealed, VOOC 3.0 support expectedALSO READ | Oppo Reno 2 launch date in India set for August 28, will bring quad cameras with 20x zoomGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Reno 2 Nextlast_img read more

Sarfaraz Ahmed retained as Pakistan captain, Babar Azam named vice-captain for Sri Lanka series

first_imgSarfaraz Ahmed retained as Pakistan captain, Babar Azam named vice-captain for Sri Lanka seriesBabar Azam has been named as vice-captain for Pakistan for the home series against Sri Lanka, which will be held from 27 September to 9 October whereas Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as captain.advertisement India Today Web Desk KarachiSeptember 13, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 19:36 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Pakistan captain for Sri Lanka series. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfaraz Ahmed has retained Pakistan captaincy for limited overs home series against Sri LankaBabar Azam has been named as vice-captainSri Lanka tour of Pakistan is in jeopardy after the SLC board was warned over terrorist threatsSarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Pakistan captain while Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain for three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, following recommendations made by Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and the PCB Cricket Committee.PCB chairman Ehsan Mani confirmed the appointments. Azam had previously captained Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012. He has been a regular member of the senior side since 2015.In April 2016, Sarfaraz was appointed Pakistan captain for the T20Is before being elevated as ODI captain in early 2017. He was then named captain across all formats following the 2017 tour of the West Indies. To date, Sarfaraz has captained Pakistan in 13 Tests, 48 ODIs and 34 T20Is, winning four, 26 and 29 matches respectively.Babar Azam is ranked 16th in Tests, third in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is, and has previously captained Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012. He had also featured in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 before breaking into international cricket in 2015 and since has been a regular feature of the side in all formats.Sarfaraz Ahmed said: “I feel humbled and honoured to have been awarded extension to my captaincy term. I have enjoyed captaining the Pakistan cricket team and look forward to improve my leadership qualities under the new set-up of Misbah-ul-Haq who also has a proven record as captain.”I have played most of my cricket under Misbah and we know each other pretty well. I think we will make a good combination, which will contribute to improved performances of the side across all formats.advertisement”I am aware we have not done justice to our potential in ODIs, which has disappointed us as well as our fans. I am hopeful we will be able to turn things around in the coming season and in this relation, I remain committed to stepping up to the challenge with my performances and captaincy.”I have complete faith in my team, which has time and again shown the talent, class and charisma it possesses. The only thing missing has been consistency, which Misbah and I would like to focus and improve across all departments of the game. I assure all our fans we will not leave any stone unturned in our preparations for the forthcoming assignments and will do our best to translate these preparations into solid performances.”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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Babar Azam Nextlast_img read more

First time finalists: Dabang Delhi to face Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi title clash

first_img Press Trust of India AhmedabadOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 23:20 IST Pro Kabaddi 2019 semi-finals: Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBengal Warriors will face Dabang Delhi in PKL 2019 final on October 19Bengal Warriors defeated U Mumba 36-35 in a nail-biting semi-finalDabang Delhi, meanwhile, defeated Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to enter their 1st finalDabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors will clash in the final of Pro Kabaddi League Season Seven after winning their respective semifinal matches here on Wednesday.In the first semifinal, Naveen Kumar was the star as Dabang Delhi beat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to book their maiden summit clash berth. Bengal Warriors beat U Mumba 37-35 in the other semifinal in a tightly-fought contest to also clinch a place in the final for the first time.The final will be played here on Saturday.The Delhi team produced an all-round performance, with Naveen Kumar impressing with his raids (15 raid points) and Anil Kumar dominating with his tackles (4 points) to win in front of a packed stadium at the EKA Arena by TransStadia.The Bulls, just like in the Eliminator against UP Yoddha, had a slow start, with Delhi dominating the first few plays. Ravinder Pahal seemed keen to maintain his dominance in duels against Pawan Sehrawat and started the match with a clean ankle hold of the ‘High flyer’.Delhi dominated in all departments, with Naveen Kumar spearheading the attack, and inflicted the first All-Out of the match in the fifth minute to open up a 6-point lead.Pawan secured a three-point Super Raid in the seventh minute to reduce the margin but Delhi maintained their momentum thanks to an unstoppable Naveen Kumar. They inflicted another All-Out in the 13th minute to open up an 11-point lead as Naveen Kumar secured another Super 10 (his 20th consecutive).Naveen did make a rookie error as he failed to complete a raid on time which gave the Bulls some hope going into the break. Delhi led Bulls 26-18 at half time.advertisementThe Bulls opted for a more aggressive approach in the second half with the defenders consistently getting better of the Delhi raiders in do-or-die situations.But what makes Delhi a complete unit is the presence of versatile all-rounders and the likes of Chandran Ranjit and Vijay stepped up with valuable raid and tackle points to always maintain a healthy lead of six or seven points.Despite the absence of lead raider Maninder Singh, Bengal Warriors matched the in-form U Mumba side in the early exchanges, with Sukesh Hegde looking composed in his raids.Rinku Narwal in the left corner was also having a good day for the Warriors who were helped by some uncharacteristic errors in the Mumbai defence. A two-point raid by Sukesh for the Warriors in the 12th minute, pushing away Fazel Atrachali in his way back to the halfway line, set the tone for Warriors who inflicted an All-Out with 5 minutes remaining to open a 4-point lead.The All-Out gave the Bengal the confidence they needed and they improved the lead to 6 (18-12) at the end of the half.Bengal made the mistake of slowing the pace of the match in the early minutes of the second half that allowed U Mumba to reduce the gap a little but Sukesh Hegde produced a stellar 4-point Super Raid in the 8th minute to deflate U Mumba’s confidence.The Warriors pressed home the advantage to clinch another All-Out in the 10th minute of the half to open up a 10 point gap.Despite Mumbai’s best efforts, they could not bring down Bengal’s lead as the match moved to the final minutes with Bengal well in control.U Mumba went on to clinch an All-Out with 3 minutes remaining to make it a one-point game. Sandeep Narwal’s block with under two minutes remaining made it 35-35.Arjun Deshwal failed in a Bonus Point attempt in his team’s penultimate raid and the Warriors floored the raider in the final move of the game to clinch the match.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 Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow Dabang Delhi Next First time finalists: Dabang Delhi to face Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi title clashDabang Delhi outclassed defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 44-38 to clinch a place in the final of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season seven.advertisementlast_img read more