About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp prepared to be dumped from Carabao Cupby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are still waiting to learn of their Carabao Cup status.The Daily Mail says Liverpool have yet to receive any indication from the EFL when they will discover their fate after fielding an ineligible player in the Carabao Cup win over MK Dons. The strongest sanction is expulsion from the competition – manager Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must accept whatever punishment is given.”If it was our fault,” said Klopp, “we need to get punished.”
Today is a great day. It’s Friday, but, more importantly, Season 3 of House of Cards has been released. Millions of people across the country will be visiting Netflix to watch Frank Underwood wreak havoc in Washington, D.C. Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Collier wants to be one of those people watching the show. But he can’t – the spotty wireless on OSU’s Columbus campus isn’t letting him access the online media platform. We feel for you, Stephen. Finally get a break to go watch House of Cards in between class in then Osuwireless does Osuwireless things pic.twitter.com/u479rsHAsJ— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) February 27, 2015Ohio State wireless: step your game up. There’s TV shows to be binging.
Vine/Dan LyonsOklahoma’s Buddy Hield is this year’s Big 12 Player of the Year, and for good reason. The junior shooting guard does everything for the Sooners, and in tonight’s Round of 32 game against Dayton, that includes making a crucial block on a fast break lay-up attempt that could have cut the Oklahoma lead to two points. Dayton guard Darrell Davis stole the ball from OU’s Jordan Woodard, and immediately took off for the hoop. As he released the ball, Hield made a fantastic play to reject the shot out of his hand. Instead of a two-point game, Oklahoma was fouled and extended the lead.Oklahoma finished the game with a 72-66 win, and will face Michigan State in the Sweet 16 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.
NFL Hall of Famer and Florida State legend Deion Sanders was back at his alma mater today. While Sanders was there, he gave a speech to the current crop of Seminoles. The central message of Sanders’ talk was the expectations players should have for themselves. There’s also some footage of Sanders’ NFL Network interview with FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a projected top-10 pick in next month’s draft. “What do you expect from yourself?”@DeionSanders spoke to the team before practice.https://t.co/tyPuqF4vsT— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 30, 2016The ‘Noles would be wise to listen to Sanders and heed his advice.
Alexis Sanchez remains a “really special player”, says Ander Herrera, with Manchester United set to see the best of the Chilean forward in 2019.A high-profile switch to Old Trafford has not gone to plan for the South American, who arrived from Arsenal in January 2018.Twelve testing months have seen him deliver just four goals to spark serious questions of his value and future. 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? United have, however, kept faith in a player who has also suffered a series of niggling knocks, with there a belief on their part that Sanchez will come good.Herrera is among those to share that opinion, with the Spaniard telling MUTV ahead of an FA Cup reunion for the ex-Gunners star with his former club: “He did amazing for them.“He was the best player for them every single season he was there, so I think Arsenal fans will receive him in a good way, because he has been fantastic for them.“He has given everything and now we have him. Now we want to enjoy him. His character makes him a really special player and I think we are going to see the best of Alexis in 2019.”Sanchez and United are due at Emirates Stadium on Friday.A heavyweight fourth-round clash will have plenty riding on it, with the Red Devils and Arsenal determined to get their hands on silverware this season.Herrera has enjoyed success in the FA Cup before, netting on his first appearance in the competition against Yeovil back in 2015 before going on to lift the trophy a year later.He added on his desire to form part of another trophy quest: “I really like this competition.“I like the way English football organise this competition. It’s very exciting, it’s very emotional for the fans, for everyone.“In Spain, the games are two legs, because you have to play at home and you have to play away, but, in England, the fact you have to play only one game and, in case you draw, you have the replay makes the competition very, very emotional and very exciting.“I have very good memories. I have lost the final, I have won a final.“I have played in some of the stadiums, all the stadiums, also in some of the stadiums of lower teams, so I really like this competition. I think the atmosphere is always really, really good.”
PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that striker Hirving Lozano has been released from hospital after suffering a head injury in Saturday’s Eredivisie win against Groningen.The 23-year-old was involved in a clash of heads with Tim Handwerker and was unable to finish the game.There were concerns after the match as the extent of the problem with Mark van Bommel himself stating ‘it does not look good’. Therefore Sunday’s news came as a welcomed relief for the club’s fans. 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? An official statement from PSV said: “Hirving Lozano has left the St. Anna Hospital and is now at home.”His workload will be examined from day-to-day on the basis of the applicable FIFA protocols.”El Chucky = home 🙂Lozanodischarged from the hospital#PSVGROhttps://t.co/7Q1bQ5K3U9— PSV (@PSV) January 27, 2019That could mean the Mexican is ruled out for several weeks and might miss upcoming games against Fortuna Sittard, Utrecht and Hereenveen.Despite being withdrawn just before half-time in the 2-1 win against Groningen, Lozano did score the decisive goals in the match, by netting a first-half brace.The result helped increase their gap over second-place Ajax, who now trail PSV by five points following Sunday’s 6-2 defeat to Feyenoord.Lozano is enjoying a superb season for the reigning Dutch champions and has scored 13 times in 19 league games.His tally this campaign is just short of his overall goal haul from the 2017/18 season, when he bagged 17 Eredivisie goals.He has also enjoyed success in the Champions League this campaign and was on target and against Tottenham and Inter.Unsurprisingly his impressive showings have seen him be linked with some of Europe’s top clubs. However, this injury looks to have put to bed any hope of him leaving this month.He hasn’t exactly squashed any rumours and in November claimed: “I hope that God, some day, gives me a shot at playing in the Premier League.”“I think the Premier League is great. I think that it would be fabulous to play with any of the clubs, but I would love to play for one of the big clubs,” he added.Lozano was also one of Mexico’s top performers at the World Cup, not least when he netted the winner in his country’s opening game against the reigning world champions Germany.
Real Madrid have been urged to sign one of Lionel Messi’s children by Alvaro Arbeloa after the Barcelona superstar revealed his son Mateo cheers for their La Liga rivals.Messi claimed another La Liga title this season but Champions League and Copa del Rey defeats to Liverpool and Valencia respectively have seen the five-time Ballon d’Or winner ruthlessly trolled by his own son.”Thiago never misses a match,” Lionel Messi told TyC Sports. “Mateo loves football, he wears all the shirts. 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? “We were playing at home and he said to me, ‘I’m Liverpool, who beat you’; ‘Valencia won, eh – I’m Valencia’.”The TV is there, and he cheers Madrid’s goals to annoy his brother. He’s the one who is a Madrid fan.” Messi’s comments caught the attention of former Madrid full-back Arbeloa, who won La Liga and two Champions League trophies during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.”Let’s get him [Mateo] signed,” ex-Spain international and World Cup winner Arbeloa tweeted on Wednesday.Messi – preparing for the Copa America with Argentina – scored a La Liga-high 36 goals in 2018-19 as he claimed his sixth European Golden Shoe.The 31-year-old finished the season with 51 goals in all competitions as Barca reached the Champions League semi-finals and Copa del Rey decider.Messi scored twice in the first leg of the Champions League last four in a 3-0 drubbing of their Premier League opposition – including a sublime free-kick – but he and Barcelona were stunned at Anfield and beaten 4-0 by the eventual winners – the biggest comeback ever at that stage of the competition – with Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum each grabbing a brace.The Liga champions were shocked again in the final of the Copa del Rey as Messi’s second-half strike proved to be a mere consolation after Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo put Barcelona 2-0 down at half-time, ending their four-year streak of winning the competition.The Blaugrana are set for a summer overhaul, with a deal for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong already wrapped up and a deal for his team-mate Matthijs de Ligt looking likely to follow as Ernesto Valverde hopes to improve on an ultimately disappointing year.
The Premier League returns for the 2019-20 season in August and fantasy football fever is building ahead of the first week.It’s time to pick a clever team name, reactivate old leagues and challenge friends in the battle for supremacy in the fantasy realm.Figuring out how best to use your budget in order to get the best players into your squad is the biggest issue at the start, but in order to really succeed, a fantasy football team needs constant care. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare With the Premier League’s big kick-off fast approaching, Goal takes a look at the fantasy football games on offer and gives you a few tips to get off on the right foot.Premier League fantasy football gamesThere is no shortage of fantasy football games out there for fans of the Premier League, but the most popular is without doubt the league’s official one.Known as Fantasy Premier League, the official game is already open and you can start to assemble your panel of champions with a £100 million budget.For those who have grown frustrated with the traditional style of fantasy football game or if you want to make things extra interesting, players can also take part in a draft version, which limits the player pool and involves trades.While for many the official game may be the only show in town when it comes to fantasy football, there are other versions available to play, with some newspapers and sports websites running their own.Sky Sports offer the incentive of cash prizes for those who take part in their fantasy football game, with the overall winner pocketing the biggest sum and money on offer for second and third place too.The game is broadly similar to the official version – there are some variations when it comes to things such as transfers – and Opta provide the stats.The Sun also offer a fantasy football game through their ‘Dream Team’ and it is even more different to the official version, but, of course, the same idea applies.Dream Team fantasy football players have to make do with a £50 million budget, but the prices are scaled down somewhat too. There are three different versions – Season, Weekender and Draft.Fantasy football tips – how to win?Winning at fantasy football isn’t just as simple as picking the best players, as any aficionado will tell you. Fantasy managers need to be clever about their selections.If you’re a fantasy football novice or a long-suffering underachiever, we’ve got some tips that should help you get off to a solid start this season.1. Focus on your first XIThe official game requires players to select 15 players in their squad, but only 11 of them will earn points at any one time, so you have to focus on your starting players.What that means in practice is investing your budget in the players you hope to use each week and saving money by choosing the cheapest possible options as subs.Of course that doesn’t mean you need to disregard the back-up players completely, just be shrewd about it – find the balance between who is cheap and plays regularly.2. Use your budgetGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to spend your whole budget, or most of it at least.Don’t be afraid to splash out if it means getting an expensive player, such as Mohamed Salah or Sergio Aguero, who is practically guaranteed to serve up points.That said, with players’ values fluctuating depending on their form, it’s not necessarily a bad idea to leave a small amount left over if you want to make some early transfers. Just don’t leave £10 million in the bank – that could get you someone like Jamie Vardy or Alexandre Lacazette!3. Bargains!It probably goes without saying, but try to get value for money for at least a few players in the squad. Sometimes a player who recently signed for a big club can be undervalued – Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Manchester United for example.Keep an eye on players from newly promoted teams too. In many cases, the brains behind fantasy football will be keenly aware of the potential points-getters, but sometimes they are too conservative and you should try to take advantage of any oversight.4. Pay attention to The ScoutThe official fantasy football game runs a scouting column, where experts give their views and predictions about who the best players to choose are, which is particularly useful if you’re not really that invested in football (surely not?)The Scouts are not always right, but they regularly suggest bargains and offer an educated assessment of the players who are in form or most likely to bag some points.5. Choose attacking and goalscoring midfieldersIn fantasy football, picking goalscoring midfielders is crucial if you want to stand any chance of winning your league. By and large, in the modern game, wingers tend to be most likely to find themselves amongst the goals, but occasionally a central midfielder – think a Frank Lampard type of player, for example – will emerge.As well as that playmakers and midfielder who take charge of set-pieces are desirable due to the fact that they are likely to pick up plenty of assists throughout the season.Defensive midfielders tend not to provide assists or score goals so, it’s usually a good idea to avoid selecting them.6. Check your team every weekInjuries, suspension or a loss of form can cause irreparable damage to a fantasy football team during a season, so you simply have to keep an eye on those things.Set a reminder on your phone, mark it in your diary – do whatever it is you have to do to ensure you don’t miss a week.7. Pick a team name you won’t regretFinally, spend a little time considering what you’re going to call your team. It won’t get you any extra points, but you and everyone else will be looking at it for the season, so make it a good one! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the USC Trojans in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)It’s decision day for Urban Meyer. Ohio State’s head coach is about to learn his status as the school’s head football coach.The university’s Board of Trustees began its meeting at 9 a.m. E.T. They quickly broke off into a private “executive session” to discuss the future of Meyer as the Buckeyes’ head coach.The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May reports that an inside source has told him the BOT and the school’s president, Michael Drake, will be making the decision on Meyer together.“Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on Urban Meyer, not Drake alone,” he tweeted.Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on @OSUCoachMeyer , not Drake alone.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 22, 2018Urban Meyer has apparently arrived at the meeting. It’s unclear what this means, but it seems like it could mean a decision is on the way.WSYX6 captured photos of Meyer’s arrival.Breaking- @OSUCoachMeyer spotted by @wsyx6 crews on campus. Right now university trustees are discussing outcome of investigation. @TheFeverABC6 Decision on his future will be made by @OSUPrezDrake pic.twitter.com/qe3wATbWAo— Rodney Dunigan (@RodneyWSYX6) August 22, 2018Stay tuned.
FOX SportsMichigan star Chase Winovich has quickly become the best interview in college football.After his Wolverines put together a dominant defensive performance en route to a 21-7 win at rival Michigan State, he popped off during an on-field interview.Michigan players and fans love calling Michigan State “little brother.” During the interview, Winovich said that Michigan had to put “little brother” was acting up, and had to be put in his place.”We knew they couldn’t hang with us… Sometimes your little brother starts acting up, and you just gotta put them in place.”– @Chase_Winovich was wildin’ postgame after @UMichFootball beat Michigan State. ? pic.twitter.com/MGXX3V9UAp— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 20, 2018Combined with the pregame scuffle, Michigan’s post-game stomping on the midfield Spartan logo, and the barbs traded between Jim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio, this game was all kinds of chippy. Winovich’s interview was just another piece of that.Rather than walk his comments back, Chase Winovich hopped on Twitter moments ago and doubled down.We’re sure Michigan fans will appreciate this.I’d like to take this moment to apologize… FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Go Blue!— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) October 20, 2018Michigan held Michigan State to just 94 total yards, holding the Spartans to less than one yard per carry and under three per pass attempt.If the Wolverines keep playing like that, Winovich is going to get plenty of more air time all the way through what could be a truly pivotal rivalry game against Ohio State with a College Football Playoff berth on the line.
ESPN sideline reporter Laura Rutledge had a rather scary moment at Saturday’s Georgia-UMass game in Athens. She was accidentally leveled while delivering an in-game report.Rutledge was talking on camera while a play was going on. In the background, Georgia running back and special teamer Prather Hudson was engaged with a defender and they wound up hurtling out of bounds.In the process, they took Rutledge down. Thankfully, she was okay.Took an L in Athens today. So many thanks to everyone at @UGAAthletics for their help after this happened…even though I’m a Gator ? pic.twitter.com/b1FTCPaqtH— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 18, 2018Hudson waited two days before responding to Rutledge’s above tweet. In doing so, he hit on her in very cheesy fashion.Hey @LauraMRutledge really sorry I knocked you down, but… I can pick you up at 7 ? https://t.co/jkHsTsLk0s— Prather Hudson (@PRAYHUD) November 20, 2018Rutledge, who is happily married, let down the bold college student gently.?— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 20, 2018You missed 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, or so the old adage says. However, this attempt from Hudson barely even got out of his hand.It did provide a pretty funny exchange though.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Transfer rumors swirled around a Georgia four-star freshman, though the Bulldogs claimed he’d be back with the team for bowl practice following the holiday. On Friday afternoon, former four-star tight end recruit Luke Ford announced he’s transferring from the Bulldogs.In his statement he also revealed where he’ll be playing in the future. The former top recruit from the state of Illinois is headed home.Ford took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his transfer to Illinois. Lovie Smith and company have to be happy with the news.Ford cited family concerns for the move.“I love all my teammates and friend that I met in Athens. Also, I’d like to thank all the UGA fans for being amazing throughout the year. However, due to my grandparents’ deteriorating health and my family’s inability to afford to see me play in person each week, I will be transferring to the University of Illinois,” Ford said in a statement.Coming Home! ?? #FamilyFirst pic.twitter.com/fNgp04JgrG— L U K E F O R D™️ (@lukeredx97) January 4, 2019Ford was the No. 3 tight end recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 51 overall recruit in the country.
The addition of the Marshall Thundering Herd to Notre Dame’s schedule gives the team nine confirmed opponents for 2022. The others that have officially been announced are Ohio State, USC, Stanford, Boston College, Clemson, Navy, North Carolina, and Syracuse.Our @herdfb team and our great fan base will be traveling to South Bend, Indiana, to face off with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2022. https://t.co/bpdbKJukjJ #HerdFamily— Mike Hamrick (@TheHerdAD) March 4, 2019Since hiring Doc Holiday in 2010, the Thundering Herd has become a consistent presence in bowl games.The team is coming off back-to-back winning seasons that includes wins in the Gasparilla Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl.In 2014, Marshall won the Conference USA title in a 26-23 win over Louisiana Tech. The Thundering Herd went on to finish with the No. 23 ranking – the school’s highest since 1999. SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 14: Tabari Hines #6 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons lets a punt bounce as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish close in for the tackle during the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on November 14, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 28-7. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)The Notre Dame football program is still working hard on fill out the schedule for the next decade and beyond. The latest addition to Fighting Irish schedule involves a Group of Five powerhouse.On Monday morning, Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick took to Twitter and announced that the Thundering Herd would be heading to South Bend in 2022. Per the report, the two teams will only play against each other the one time.Per the announcement, the game will take place on September 10, 2022. The week before, the Fighting Irish travel to Ohio Stadium for a showdown with the Buckeyes.The two sides have never played against each other.
Here’s what he had to say via David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times.“I really do think that Clemson is a great program, but there will never be another Alabama. I feel like we’re in our own realm…Georgia is definitely the hardest team I’ve played in college.”More from Alabama LB Dylan Moses: “Georgia is definitely the hardest team I’ve played in college.” #SECMD19— David Paschall (@DavidSPaschall) July 17, 2019It’s an interesting series of comments from Moses, especially considering the result of Alabama’s games against Georgia and Clemson.Alabama defeated Georgia in the SEC Title Game by a final score of 35-28. Two games later, Clemson smoked the Tide in the national title, winning 44-16.To say an undefeated Clemson team that won the national title by nearly 30 points isn’t as good as Georgia is definitely a hot take. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers is wrapped up by Dylan Moses #32 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Earlier this week, SEC Media Days kicked off with coaches and players from the conference talking about the upcoming season.On Wednesday morning, it was Alabama’s turn. Head coach Nick Saban was the biggest draw of the day, but it was one of his players that stole the show.Star linebacker Dylan Moses made a few controversial comments about the previous season and Clemson’s football program.According to Moses, Georgia is the “hardest” team Alabama played last season, not Clemson. He also thinks the Tigers aren’t on Alabama’s level as an entire program.
MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes warms up before the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)On the day Miami head coach Manny Diaz officially named Jarren Williams the starting quarterback, Tate Martell did not practice, according to a new report.247Sports Miami insider Andrew Ivins reported that Martell did not participate in Monday’s practice. Just hours earlier, Diaz announced that Williams, a redshirt freshman, had beaten out Martell and sophomore N’Kosi Perry and would start the season opener against Florida on August 24.“All three guys showed tremendous improvement and development, which is a credit to their hard work and the work of Dan Enos and his offensive staff,” Diaz said. “We believe we can win with all three guys, however, we feel like Jarren has the greatest upside due to his passing ability, his instincts and his determination.”Diaz added that he would continue to evaluate who would be the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind Williams. I’m hearing that Tate Martell didn’t practice Monday. Manny Diaz has obviously named Jarren Williams the team’s starting QB. https://t.co/lPAYskiNn8 pic.twitter.com/jytyRK1KCJ— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) August 13, 2019Martell transferred to Coral Gables from Ohio State in January in the wake of Justin Fields’ decision to leave Georgia and play for the Buckeyes.Many assumed he was a near-lock to win the starting job, but apparently Williams impressed the Miami staff more.Of course, given the news of Martell’s reported absence, there is speculation that he could be transferring again. Nothing is official yet though, so no one is sure what his next move will be.Stay tuned.
It has been a pleasure working with you my friend: Shane Warne after Kuldeep 5-wicket haulBrief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 following on. Kuldeep Yadav picked up his second five-wicket haul on Sunday which impressed his ‘idol’ Shane Warne.advertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 11:44 IST Kuldeep Yadav became the sixth Indian bowler to pick five wickets in Australia (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7d (Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4/178) vs Australia (300; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5/99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*)Kuldeep Yadav became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in AustraliaKuldeep was seen working with his ‘idol’ Shane Warne before in AdelaideBrief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 following on.Kuldeep Yadav on Sunday became the sixth Indian bowler to pick five wickets in Australia, with the 24-year-old taking five wickets for 99 runs, as India bowled out Australia for 300 and enforced the follow-on with a 322-run first innings lead.Kuldeep, playing his first match in the series, picked up his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket, with his first coming against the West Indies at Rajkot in October of last year.Kuldeep’s 5-wicket hail also brought an end to a 64-year wait as he became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in Australia after England’s Johnny Wardle, who took 5 for 79 against the hosts at the SCG in 1955.Kuldeep after leading Team India off the field, he said that it was special for him to pick the five wickets in front of his ‘idol’ Shane Warne, who is on commentary duty.Shane Warne too was all praise for his young pupil, saying that it was special for him too being his mentor.”Well bowled and congrats on your 5 wicket haul Kuldeep. Also thank you for your very kind words – it’s been a pleasure to work with you & watch you bowl my friend!,” Warne tweeted.Well bowled & congrats on your 5 wicket haul @imkuldeep18 also, thankyou for your very kind words – it’s been a pleasure to work with you & watch you bowl my friend ! pic.twitter.com/35vNtL8qp5advertisementShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2019Shane Warne has on many occasions been seen working with Kuldeep Yadav, giving the young spinner a few tips here and there. Most recently, Warne had spent some time with Kuldeep in Adelaide.Also Read | Spotted: Shane Warne advises Kuldeep Yadav Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearsAlso Read | Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years agoFor 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 Kuldeep YadavFollow five-wicket haulFollow Shane WarneFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 4th TestFollow Day 4
Rajarshi Gupta ThiruvananthapuramJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 17:38 IST KL Rahul scored 42 in his 2nd match since his suspension over Koffee with Karan controversy was lifted. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant scored 73 not out off 76 balls as India A beat England Lions on TuesdayKL Rahul found some form after the Koffee with Karan controversy and scored 42Shardul Thakur took four wickets for India AKL Rahul scored 42 off 77 balls as India A beat England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Chasing 222 to win, Rahul found form after the Koffee with Karan controversy.KL Rahul was suspended along with Hardik Pandya after their controversial statements on chat show Koffee with Karan. The pair was asked to return home before the ODI series began earlier in January. However, the Indian board later decided to lift the suspensions pending the appointment of an ombudsman.While Pandya flew out to New Zealand picked 2 for 45 in India’s series-clinching victory on Monday, KL Rahul stayed back to play for India A. He, however, managed only 13 in his first game after returning from suspension.KL Rahul was part of the Indian squad for the Test series in Australia. But he was dropped after the first two matches following scores of 2, 44, 2 and 0. He returned for the New Year’s Test in Sydnet but got out for 9 in the only innings India batted.Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant, sent back home to hone his finishing skills, gave a fine exhibition of his talent. Pant was the second highest scorer in the Test series in Austraia after Cheteshwar Pujara but he was not named in the ODI squad for the series against the Aussies and New Zealand.Ravi Shastri said the team wanted Pant to polish his finishing skills and insisted he was in reckoning for a World Cup berth.Against England Lions, Pant walked in to bat at No.5 and added crucial runs for Deepak Hooda for the fifth wicket. Pant took his time to get going and was happy for Hooda to play the aggressor as he built his innings smartly.advertisementPant has often been guilty of playing too many shots too early but he showed gradual improvement during the Test series Down Under.Both Pant and Hooda finished not out as the highest scorers in the Indian innings, having scored 73 and 47, respectively.Earlier, Shardul Thakur took a four-wicket haul while Rahul Chahar took two wickets to restrict England Lions to 221 for 8.India A had already sealed the five-match series with a 60-run win on Sunday.Also Read | Hardik, Rahul were gracious when I apologised: Karan Johar tells India Today at DavosAlso Read | KL Rahul scores 13 on return but India A win series with 60-run win over England LionsAlso Read | Glad Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspensions were lifted: Rahul DravidFor 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 KL RahulFollow Rishabh PantFollow Deepak HoodaFollow Shardul ThakurFollow India AFollow England Lions Rishabh Pant hits 73 not out, KL Rahul finds form as India A beat England LionsKL Rahul scored 42, Rishabh Pant made 73 not out while Shardul Thakur took four wickets as India A defeated England Lions by 6 wickets in the 4th unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram.advertisement
West Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs EnglandWest Indies vs England 3rd Test St Lucia: Keemo Paul suffered a right quadricep strain early in the morning of Day 3 in the Test match while Darren Bravo did not take the field with injury.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri Saint LuciaFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 00:35 IST West Indies vs England 3rd Test Day 3 St Lucia: Keemo Paul was stretched off after sustaining a right quadricep strain. (AP Photo)West Indies found themselves in a precarious situation on Day 3 of the third Test against England on Monday after pacer Keemo Paul was stretchered off the field, sustaining a right quadricep strain. Paul had taken Rory Burns wicket on the first ball of the day but could not last for long.On the other hand, medium pacer Darren Bravo also suffered an injury in the left first finger while batting on Day 2 and did not take the field on Day 3 as he was being attended by physio Khevyn Williams and Shamarh Brooks came on as substitutes.During the 14th over on Day 3, Keemo Paul was seen in some pain, lying flat on his back beyond the boundary line and after the physio attended to him, he was taken off on a stretcher. The play resumed soon after with a substitute replacing Paul.WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND, 3RD TEST DAY 3 IN GROS ISLET: LIVE CRICKET SCOREEngland have taken command in the third Test after losing the series with West Indies taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with massive wins in the first two Tests.At the time of publishing, England were 207 for 3 and led West Indies by 330 runs. England had scored 277 in the first innings, in reply of which West Indies were bowled out for just 154 runs, courtesy Mark Wood’s fifer.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 Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 3rd TestFollow Keemo PaulFollow darren bravo
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 with 32MP selfie camera coming to India soon, company teasesConsidering Xiaomi is going with the all glass body and dot drop notch for its recent phones, the same can be expected from the Redmi Y3 too. It is safe to expect the Redmi Y3 to come with Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro design.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 09:53 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain tweeted about the coming of a new smartphone.Redmi Y3 is coming to India soon.Like the Redmi Y2, the Redmi Y3 will also be a selfie focused smartphone.Looks like launching three phones — Redmi Go, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro — wasn’t enough for Xiaomi India. On Wednesday, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain tweeted about the coming of a new smartphone. And it is none other than the successor to the selfie-focused Redmi Y2, which launched in the country last year. The company is yet to reveal the name of the upcoming Y series phone but rumours suggest that it will be the Redmi Y3. Similar to the Redmi Y2, the upcoming Redmi Y3 will also be a selfie-focused smartphone.In the tweet, Jain confirmed that the upcoming Redmi Y series smartphone will come with 32-megapixel selfie camera. Now, that a huge jump from the Redmi Y2. Launched last year the Redmi Y2 sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Notably, for the Redmi Y2 Xiaomi uses 4 in 1 Pixel binning technique. We believe for the upcoming 32-megapixel Redmi Y3 the same technique will be used. Looks like Xiaomi India is extremely excited about its upcoming Y series phone.In the tweet, Jain noted, “Mi fans! I got my hands on upcoming #Redmi phone & it is amazing! Went on a selfie rampage & the results are totally incredible.?? ‘Y’ am I taking so many selfies? BTW I clicked ’32’ selfies with 32 @XiaomiIndia colleagues! ?? Can’t wait to share more details with you. #Xiaomi..”Recently we have witnessed several smartphones come with a 32-megapixel camera on the front. Some of them are — Vivo V15, V15 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro, among others. As of now nothing else is known about the Redmi Y3. Considering Xiaomi is going with the all glass body and dot drop notch for its recent phones, the same can be expected from the Redmi Y3 too. It is safe to expect the Redmi Y3 to come with Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro design. This suggests that the Redmi Y3 will be a much-upgraded version of the predecessor Redmi Y2.advertisementAs far as the specs are concerned, the Redmi Y2 comes with a 5.99-inch full-screen display with 1440x720p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. On the hardware front, the Redmi Y2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM + 64GB storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The Redmi Y2 includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front, while on the back the phone includes a 12MP+5MP AI dual rear camera configuration. The Redmi Y2 is backed by a 3000mAh battery and also supports dual SIM slot.In India, the Redmi Y2 3GB+32GB model currently sells for Rs 8,999, while the 4GB+64GB model of the phone comes for Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y2 is available in funky colours like gold, dark grey, blue, rose gold, and black.ALSO READ | Exclusive: Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone, Nubia Pods to launch in May 2019 along with Red Magic 3ALSO READ | Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 SoCs, aims to offer premium experience in Rs 20,000 phonesALSO READ | Oppo Reno launched: 10x periscopic zoom camera, fullscreen display and Snapdragon 855 from Rs 41,000Get 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow android
advertisement view more view less commentary World Cup 2019: Centurion Rohit Sharma explains why he couldn’t play his natural gameIndian opener Rohit Sharma curbed his attacking instincts to post an unbeaten 122 as India beat South Africa by 6 wickets in their World Cup 2019 opener in Southampton scorecard graphs No data available! Ajay Tiwari SouthamptonJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 01:55 IST Rohit Sharma celebrates India’s win with Hardik Pandya (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma hit 122* to help India beat South Africa by 6 wicketsIt was the 23rd ODI hundred of Sharma’s careerThe opener played with caution initially, only to accelerate later in his inningsIndian opener Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 122 runs to help India win their first match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa in Southampton on June 5. After being set 228 runs for a victory, Rohit played a gem of an innings depite being troubled initially by the Proteas pacers. Adjudged the Man of the MActch for his match-defining innings, Rohit explained why he approached the innings with caution.”Different experience from India. There was something in it for the bowlers through the game, so you had to play out the overs initially and see what the ball was doing. Couldn’t play my natural game. You have to take your time. Certain shots that I like playing, I had to cut out and play close to the body, and follow the basics properly – try and leave as many balls as possible on a pitch that is doing a bit,” said Rohit after the win.Rohit found able support from Virat Kohli (18), KL Rahul (26) and MS Dhoni (34) as they stitched crucial partnerships whenever wickets fell, to romp home with a victory by 6 wickets.”Building partnerships was key in this chase. It was a small total, but since there was something in it for the bowlers, it was tough and we needed partnerships. It’s the batsmen’s job to get the job done, whoever is out in the middle. We can’t rely on one or two individuals all the time. That’s been the hallmark of this team over the last two years – someone always puts their hand up and takes the responsibility to take the team across the line. I hope at some stage someone will put their hand up and take that challenge,” explained Rohit.advertisementWhen presenter and former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar asked Rohit how he could look so fresh after spending close to 100 overs in the field, the batsman credited it to the weather in England.”That’s the beauty of playing in England – we are playing a little early. We play in July/August, but this is June. The weather has been good, and overcast, so you don’t sweat too much like in India. It wasn’t a typical Rohit Sharma innings, but I had to play out the overs initially to make sure that the job is done,” concluded Rohit.India will next clash against Australia on June 9 at The Oval.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal power India to opening win over South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma goes past Sourav Ganguly with 23rd ODI hundredFor 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 Rohit SharmaFollow Team IndiaFollow World Cup 2019