10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp explains holding back Naby Keita

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp explains holding back Naby Keitaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained holding back Naby Keita in recent games.Klopp admits the midfielder should be doing better.He said, “With Naby, and I spoke to him, everything is fine and I am completely happy. Could he be a bit more confident in the games? Yes. Is he exactly the player [he was] in his best time at Leipzig? No, but he’s still adapting, that’s how it is. “But everybody saw it how brilliant he played in the first part [of the season]. Tottenham was a fantastic game of him without thinking too much, and then we made a change I think around the PSG game and the boys have to deal with it. Then a little injury here, a little injury there and it was kind of a little setback.”But he is a fantastic player and I’m really happy to have him here. It’s so good and I am really looking forward to our common future because see if you see it every day, wow, there is so much to come and so much influence he can have on each game, so that’s all good. “No, there was no reason [for him not playing recently], just because other boys were in good shape as well. It was a bit about positioning, a bit about system and all that stuff. That’s how football decisions are. There is really, really no doubt about the boy, he is an outstanding player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoRoma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Roma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma striker Eden Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan to sign permanently.The striker was an admirer of the Armenian’s talents before he joined the Serie A side and has been impressed so far. He told Sky Sports: “I expect it from him. I know him as a great player, and he is a very good addition to our attacking team who wants to play football.”He’s a great pro. I remember him also from Borussia Dortmund times and he will be a big player for us. Hopefully, he can stay a long time here.”Hopefully he will [stay]. He will see that we are playing football here and immediately he scored a goal, so hopefully he can have more goals and a lot of assists for us.” last_img read more

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a month agoBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombia

first_imgBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombiaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate says he’d be open to committing to Colombia.Alzate’s emergence has not gone unnoticed back in the mother country.He told Caracol Radio: “I’ve been playing football since I was three or four. At 16 or 17, I started to take it more as a career and I became more serious.“I don’t follow Colombian football much but I watch the national team.“If they call me, I’d love to play for the Colombian national team more than England, only because of my Colombian roots.“Although I’m in England, I feel more Colombian. It would be an honour to play for Colombia” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Vine: Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs Got Ejected For Punching A ‘Nova Player In The Face

first_imgSterling Gibbs punched Villanova player in the face.Update: Gibbs was contrite after the game and posted an apology on his Twitter:Man that’s not who I am. I’m sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to @RyArch15 .. I let— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015My emotions get the best of me and that wasn’t acceptable at all. I hope you’re alright and I will face any consequences coming.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015Sorry again @RyArch15 it really is weighing heavy on my heart.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015Arcidiancono accepted his apology as well.Emotions sometimes get the best of us. heat of the moment thing. We’re all good. @SterlingGibbs4— Ryan Arcidiacono (@RyArch15) February 17, 2015Earlier: Seton Hall got off to a 12-2 start this year but the season has spiraled into a major mess. The Pirates have lost eight of their last 11 and are about to make it nine of 12 as they’re getting blown out tonight on the road at Villanova.Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs was so frustrated, he decided he wasn’t going to stick around for the entire game. Instead, Gibbs got himself ejected for punching Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono in the face. Ouch. That’s blatantly flagrant and sort of surprising considering Gibbs’ reputation as a solid citizen. All in all, not a good day for the Pirates.last_img read more

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Photo: Trevor Cooney Is Wearing A Rakeem Christmas Shirt While Warming Up For Tonight’s Game vs. Virginia

first_imgTrevor Cooney wears a Rakeem Christmas shirt.Twitter/@MattPark1Tonight’s game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Virginia is going to be all about senior center Rakeem Christmas. With the Orange ineligible for the post-season, Christmas’ final home game is a major event in Central New York, and we bet there will be plenty of tributes to Syracuse’s lone senior. We’ve already shared this spectacular snowman on the Syracuse campus, now Christmas’ teammate and longtime friend Trevor Cooney is paying homage to the center in the Dome during warm-ups..@TCooney10 out early modeling shooting shirt tribute to @R_Xmas25 on Senior Night. And new shorts to go with… pic.twitter.com/ZiFlIKvL9D— Matt Park (@MattPark1) March 2, 2015Based on Matt Park’s tweet, the rest of the team may also be wearing these for warm-ups. This is a very cool tribute to a player who has meant everything to his team during what has been a very trying season for the Orange.last_img read more

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Video: Colin Cowherd Says Nebraska Will Upset Iowa

first_imgColin Cowherd talking College Football on The Heard.colin cowherd says nebraska beats iowaIowa, at 10-0, has two games remaining on its regular season schedule before potentially getting a shot at the Big Ten East champion in the league’s title game. The first, this Saturday, is a home contest against 2-8 Purdue. The second, next Friday, is at Nebraska – a 5-6 team that needs a victory to become bowl eligible.Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd thinks the Hawkeyes, who he calls a “fraud”, will be upset by the Cornhuskers in their final regular season game. In short, he thinks that Nebraska will end Iowa’s dream of a College Football Playoff berth.Cowherd has been trashing the Hawkeyes for their “weak” schedule all season, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Iowa will just need to keep winning to keep silencing critics.last_img read more

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Chelsea send Baker to Reading

first_imgChelsea have sent Lewis Baker on loan to Reading after the midfielder’s temporary spell at fellow Championship side Leeds United ended.The 23-year-old made 11 league appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s leaders but only two starts, failing to score a goal.And the former England Under-21 international will now spend the rest of the campaign on loan at the Royals. 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? Reading are 23rd in the table, five points adrift of safety, and Baker could make his debut against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.@lew_baker Welcome to RG2!#BakerJoins pic.twitter.com/xxSNVx9mw5— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 9, 2019″Lewis is a player of undoubted ability who, having grown up at Chelsea, has gone on to regularly represent his country at youth level and earn valuable first team experience on loan both in England and Holland,” said Reading boss Jose Gomes.”Importantly, he also knows what it takes to meet the demands of this division and I am looking forward to him joining the group in training for the first time tomorrow.”Baker’s previous loan clubs include Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Vitesse and Middlesbrough.Chelsea appear to be active in the January market as Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are both in pursuit of Alvaro Morata.The Blues are also after Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj, but would first need to offload Davide Zappacosta, who has drawn interest from Lazio.last_img read more

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Quick turnaround will try El Tri, Haiti

first_imgSaturday play, Sunday travel, Monday train and Tuesday play again. It’s a packed schedule for the Mexico national team and their Haitian opponents ahead of Tuesday’s semifinal.Nearly a whole week passed from El Tri’s final group match and Saturday’s victory over Costa Rica on penalties on Saturday. Only three days will go by until they play for the right to move into the final. That quick turnaround could force manager Tata Martino to make some modifications, especially with his group already hard-hit by injuries.Nowhere is he more likely to be forced into alterations than in the midfield – a place where El Tri does have a fair amount of depth but one where injuries recently have hit hard. 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 Erick Gutierrez’s tournament all but ended after he left the 3-1 win over Canada in Denver with a hamstring problem, though the PSV midfielder is back in training. That meant a heavy amount of minutes for veteran Andres Guardado, a challenge he has accepted. But on a yellow card and not at 100 percent, Guardado was pulled out of El Tri’s quarterfinal match. Whether he goes from the opening whistle against Haiti is uncertain.On the other side of the midfield, Jonathan dos Santos is in a similar situation. The LA Galaxy midfielder missed Mexico’s first match of the tournament with a muscle complaint of his own and also came out of the quarterfinal before the extra time period.”Jonathan ended up a little heavy in the back of his leg. He told me it wasn’t anything more than a heavy load. He was calm,” Martino said after the match. “Andres, I think it’s something that he even came in with in the second game, also in the back. He even was in doubt for today’s match. We decided yesterday in the final training session that he was going to play and not Rodriguez. He made the effort to be able to be in the game.”But I see it as a big positive that one of the two or three most emblematic players goes out, a guy with just 10 games in the national team – if he even has 10 – and does it like he did. This makes me really calm, it makes me happy. It makes the range of possibilities in choosing players much more broad.”Dos Santos should be available for Tuesday’s semifinal, which is good news for Mexico. “It was just a cramp,” he said after the game. “They took me out as a change just as a precaution.”While Carlos Rodriguez has given Martino plenty of depth in the middle of the field, it’s unclear how Mexico would line up were Guardado and Dos Santos both not fit to go. Rodriguez would fill one of the interior places next to holding midfielder Edson Alvarez, but the other spot may have to be filled by either Luis Montes – more accustomed to playing in a creative role – or Roberto Alvarado, who has been playing this tournament as a winger.Martino may not have to go down that road. El Tri did a gym session Sunday and also did regeneration work in the pool. Monday afternoon, they’ll train – inside, with temperatures already above 105 at 11 a.m. in Phoenix and set to hit 110 around 3 p.m.Haiti also is going through the same process, without as much depth in the squad as its opponent. Marc Collat, the Grenadiers’ manager, made just three changes from his side’s win over Costa Rica to close out the group phase for the 3-2 semifinal victory over Canada. After a furious rally in the second half, his team too will be pushed by the quick turnaround, even if it didn’t have to play extra time and penalties and also wrapped up its quarterfinal hours before Mexico finished its game.Each manager has to decide who is best ready to play and who will cope best with this quirk of tournament soccer. The conditions may be tough, but each team is dealing with nearly identical situations. Neither manager will make excuses if they go home.From there, the winner will have an extra day of rest compared to the other finalist. That benefit down the road doesn’t make the tight turnaround any easier for the players who will be on the field Tuesday and the managers responsible for deciding how their teams will line up.last_img read more

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Can’t win with kids? Chelsea taught harsh lesson in Man Utd mauling

first_imgAt the start of the 1995-96 season – after a youthful Manchester United side had just lost their opening game to Aston Villa – Alan Hansen infamously remarked that “you can’t win anything with kids.”He would regret those comments as ‘The Class of ’92’ – featuring the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers – would go on to win the league and FA Cup on their way to dominating English football.Similar questions will no doubt be asked of Frank Lampard’s very talented young Chelsea team after they were taught a harsh lesson on the opening day of the current season. 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 Blues were thumped 4-0 at Old Trafford after a game in which they played well for long periods but were let down by poor finishing and naive defending.Chelsea had more possession, more shots and more control of the ball but lacked the ruthlessness in both boxes compared to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops.Lampard’s starting line-up was a statement of trust in his army of young graduates as both Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount were selected by the ex-midfielder.Although United’s team was even younger than Lampard’s, this was a new philosophy for a Chelsea squad that has regularly snubbed academy players over the last two decades.With an average age of 25 years and 199 days, it was the youngest starting XI Chelsea have ever started a Premier League season with.Frank Lampard Manchester United vs Chelsea 2019-20This change in approach has been prompted by the appointment of Lampard, who believes that the best academy in England can bring success to a club who have been banned from signing players this summer.Sunday’s loss won’t deter Lampard, but his young players must learn the harsh lessons from this 4-0 pummelling.Chelsea started well and Abraham was unlucky to hit the post at 0-0 in a bright first half for the No.9. He led the press well for much of the match, but he was also physically bullied at times by Man Utd’s impressive £80 million signing Harry Maguire, who enjoyed a fine debut for the Red Devils.Mount’s energy is a weapon for the Blues and he found space brilliantly in the opening period. His pressing was a crucial reason why United struggled to pass the ball early on, but he also has things to work on.The 21-year-old can certainly be more decisive and make better decisions in the final third. Like some of his team-mates, he will believe that he could have been more efficient during Chelsea’s long periods of dominance.Manchester United had young players of their own leading the line but Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira have more experience at the top level of football.Chelsea were unlucky to hit the woodwork twice, but they also must accept that their finishing was not clinical enough.Lampard’s bigger concern though will be his defence. Kurt Zouma’s error led to a Rashford penalty against the run of play in the first half. All in all, the Frenchman never looked comfortable after returning from two seasons on loan at Stoke City and Everton.Perhaps the backline is an area where Chelsea’s lack of experience could hurt them after they lost both David Luiz and Gary Cahill this summer. Zouma’s partner Andreas Christensen still needs to convince people of his class, too.It was Man Utd’s counter-attacking football that did the damage in the second half as Chelsea collapsed after Anthony Martial claimed a crucial second. Rashford and Daniel James added two more goals as the Blues were torn apart by the pace of United’s attackers.Daniel James Manchester United vs Chelsea 2019-20It is not all doom and gloom, though.Chelsea went to the biggest stadium in the country and proved that they could move the ball better than their opponents. For long periods, it looked as though the outcome would be very different and the scoreline is a little flattering to the Red Devils.Lampard didn’t do a lot wrong tactically – even if it was a surprise to see Christian Pulisic start as a substitute – but Solskjaer’s second-half switch to defend deeper and hit longer balls was also pivotal to the result.The experienced players like Cesar Azpilicueta, Ross Barkley and Pedro were all as guilty as their younger team-mates in making naive errors. Azpilicueta was at fault for the second goal, while Pedro’s distribution was, at times, wayward.The Premier League can be a cruel place at times, and now Chelsea’s young players need to show they have the mental strength to react to this disappointment. There certainly is no doubt about their talent.Like Man Utd’s class of ‘92, Chelsea’s class of 2019 are going to have to prove the doubters wrong. Some will say Chelsea can’t win anything with youth, but Lampard will give them the chance to show they can.last_img read more

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Star College Football RB Announces NFL Draft Decision

first_imgThe Florida Gators football team walking onto the field.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 13: The Florida Gators take the field before the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Florida running back Jordan Scarlett is forgoing his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, he announced this afternoon on Instagram.Scarlett finished with 776 rushing yards and five touchdowns this past season. He split time with Lamical Perine as Florida’s primary ballcarrier.Scarlet finishes his career with 1,846 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.“To begin, I would like to start by thanking Gator Nation for the tremendous love and support given to me over the past four years,” he wrote in his announcement. “This season has shown me just how much I truly love the game and what it means to be a Florida Gator.“This isn’t a goodbye, it’s see you later Gator Nation. You truly are the best and I love y’all from the bottom of my heart.”Underclassmen have until January 15 to declare their intentions to enter the NFL Draft.The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville.last_img read more

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Texas 4-Star QB Casey Thompson Addresses Transfer Rumors

first_imgA Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Texas’ quarterback depth chart is taking a hit this offseason, as many projected. The program confirmed this morning that junior Shane Buechele has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal and that freshman four-star Cameron Rising had left the program.Casey Thompson, another freshman four-star QB, reportedly also placed his name in the portal, indicating he is considering a transfer. However, a report last night from 247Sports’ Chip Brown claimed Thompson had made up his mind to remove himself from the portal and return to school.Not so, says Thompson, who denied the report on Twitter today.“I shouldn’t have to do this but I haven’t made a decision and the reports did not come from me,” he wrote. “I hate finding out news from twitter and so should any coach. That’s not the right way to do things—it’s unprofessional. I like to inform and be informed myself. Deleting this tweet.”I shouldn’t have to do this but I haven’t made a decision and the reports did not come from me. I hate finding out news from twitter and so should any coach. That’s not the right way to do things—it’s unprofessional. I like to inform and be informed myself. Deleting this tweet.— Casey Thompson (@LilThurm) January 17, 2019When a player places his name in the transfer portal, it enables him to have contact with other programs. It is not a guarantee that the player will transfer from his current institution.Thompson still could return to Texas. Right now, starter Sam Ehlinger and 2019 signeee Roschon Johnson are the only scholarship quarterbacks locked into the roster for next fall.The Longhorns also received a commitment from 2019 three-star QB Sam Saxton earlier today.Dream come true, very excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at the University of Texas ? #HookEm @TexasFootball pic.twitter.com/TzqE4V09HF— Sam Saxton (@SAMSAXT0N) January 17, 2019If Thompson does elect to transfer, expect Texas to turn to the grad transfer market to add some much-needed insurance behind Ehlinger.last_img read more

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4-Star WR E.J. Williams, Lifelong Georgia Fan, Gives Update After Visit To Athens

first_imgGeorgia's mascot waving a Georgia flag.ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 01: Hairy, mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, waves a flag after a touchdown against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)2020 wide receiver E.J. Williams is keeping things wide open for now, but it is hard not to think that Georgia football has a big edge.The Alabama native is a four-star recruit, and the No. 216 player in his entire class.247Sports ranks him No. 41 among wide receivers, and seventh in the football-crazed state.While he hails from the home of the Crimson Tide and Tigers, Williams grew up a fan of the Dawgs, thanks to his father.He checked out the school for the first time this fall, when Georgia hosted Auburn.This weekend, E.J. Williams made his way back for Junior Day in Athens, and was very impressed at his first long look at the school.He got some facetime with Kirby Smart, and was impressed by the visit, which he reportedly called a “solid nine out of 10.”From DawgNation:“(Smart) came up to me in the weight room and told me I grew a lot in size and developed well,” Williams told DawgNation. “He also told me he was happy I came on the campus and couldn’t wait for me to come.”Recruits will stress they need to look at these decisions like a business plan. To cull the emotion out of it. Elite recruits basically have to. They are bombarded with so many airtight pitches from so many schools with all kinds of amazing to offer.“I try to put all that aside [at UGA] to really get to see what people are like and see if I like the atmosphere and so far I really do,” he said.Williams did raise concerns about the role of wide receivers in Georgia’s heretofore run-heavy offense under Smart. Of course, with Jake Fromm returning for a junior season, things could start to balance out on that end.Clemson, which Williams has visited five times, is also a major factor. He also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Florida, among many others.[DawgNation]last_img read more

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Photos: Clemson Cheerleader Is Going Viral Before Georgia Tech Game

first_imgClemson Tigers cheerleaders celebrate in confetti after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Clemson Tigers cheerleaders celebrate in confetti after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Last weekend, the Miami Hurricanes suffered a tough loss to open the 2019 college football season, losing an ugly contest to Florida in “Week 0.”Miami’s loss is a gain for Clemson and Georgia Tech who face off tonight in an conference battle. The Tigers are the favorite to win the national title – again.Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are in their first year under new head coach Geoff Collins. After finding success at Temple, Collins brings a new offensive attack to Georgia Tech.The first game of his career with the team couldn’t come against a more difficult opponent. Before the game kicks off in just under an hour.One of those cheering on the Tigers tonight will be cheerleader Alex Forte.Clemson and Georgia Tech are just about ready for the first game of the season. The Tigers enter the contest as heavy favorites and will likely put this one away early.Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. E.T. on the ACC Network.last_img read more

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Pakistan salvage pride with victory in final T20I against South Africa

first_imgPakistan salvage pride with victory in final T20I against South AfricaSouth Africa vs Pakistan: Pakistan defended their total of 168 for 9 when they held South Africa to 141 for 9 in their 20 overs at SuperSport Park. South Africa took the series 2-1 and also won the Test and one-day contests.advertisement Associated Press CenturionFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 08:32 IST Pakistan players celebrate their victory against South Africa (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan beat South Africa by 27 runs in the third and final T20I in CenturionMohammad Amir took 3 for 27 while Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf collected two wickets eachSouth Africa took the series 2-1 and also won the Test and one-day contestsPakistan won the final Twenty20 against South Africa by 27 runs on Wednesday to end its tour with a positive result having already lost all three series.Top-ranked T20 team Pakistan defended their total of 168 for 9 when they held South Africa to 141 for 9 in their 20 overs at SuperSport Park. South Africa took the series 2-1 and also won the Test and one-day contests.South Africa couldn’t round off a whitewash in the T20s despite a late half-century by Chris Morris, who hit 55 not out off 29 balls but had too much to do at the end. Morris reached his maiden T20 50 with consecutive sixes off Shaheen Afridi in the final over, when South Africa was left needing 40 runs off the last six balls.Mohammad Amir took 3 for 27 to lead Pakistan’s bowlers and Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf collected two wickets each. Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim and Afridi were key for Pakistan in an impressive bowling performance as they restricted South Africa in the early overs. Both went for less than six an over.Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan top scored for the tourists with 26 after Pakistan was put in to bat. There were also contributions from Asif Ali (25) and Babar Azam (23) and although Pakistan’s total wasn’t huge, it was enough.Shadab hit 22 not out off just eight balls in a crucial late effort, launching three sixes and plundering 21 runs off the final over of the innings.Left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks’s career-best 4 for 14 for South Africa came in a losing effort.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mohammad AmirFollow Chris Morrislast_img read more

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Sunil Narine injury not too bad, I am sure he will be fine: KKR coach Jacques Kallis

first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 18:46 IST Sunil Narine did not open the innings for KKR after getting injured while fielding during SRH innings (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Narine had to leave the field after getting injured in the match vs SRHNitish Rana opened the batting for KKR after Narine got injuredNarine bowled 3 overs for 29 runs without a wicket as KKR beat SRH by 6 wicketsKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Jacques Kallis on Monday said that Andre Russell was one of the most powerful hitters he has ever seen.KKR rode on Russell’s whirlwind unbeaten 19-ball 49 to chase down a 182-run target to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.Russell walked in to bat when KKR had just lost the set Nitish Rana (68) and still needed 68 off 27 balls. The big-hitting Caribbean all-rounder first hit Siddharth Kaul for 19 runs in the 18th over and smashed 21 more off death-over specialist Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 19th to steer KKR home with two balls to spare.”In terms of finishing, he is one of the most powerful hitters that I have seen,” Kallis told reporters at the Eden Gardens.KKR had an optional training session on Monday which was attended by those who did not feature in Sunday’s game.”It was a good knock. He timed it well. And there were issues, the light wasn’t incredible. But it was some of the best ball striking I have seen in a long time,” said former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis.KKR will next take on Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday, a team that boasts of Chris Gayle.Asked to compare Russell with Gayle, Kallis said: “He is certainly up there. It’s a very different role when you are batting down the order at No. 6, 7 or 8 as compared to to facing the new ball. So it’s difficult to compare new ball batters with old ball batsmen.”advertisementOn Sunday, Sunil Narine picked up an injury on the field and could not open the batting, prompting Nitish Rana to come up the order. And the left-hander did full justice to the decision by setting the tone for KKR’s chase with a chanceless 47-ball 68.On Narine’s injury, Kallis said that it was a soft one and he should be fine before the next game.”I don’t think the injury is too bad. I think he will come through. It’s just a soft tissue and he is a hard guy, I am sure he will be fine,” he said.Kallis said sending Rana to open the innings was a tactical decision prompted fully by Narine’s injury, adding that more such moves were in store to keep the opponents guessing.”Narine hurt his finger in the field. Plus, there are a few tactical things which we will keep changing throughout the season so that we don’t become predictable. Going forward, we will do a few things which are slightly different so that we can keep the opposition guessing. We got some ideas up our sleeves for the rest of the season,” the 43-year-old said.”We will change as the season goes. That’s how it works in T20 cricket,” he said.Kallis also said that the KKR dressing room always believed that they can chase the total down on Sunday, even when the equation was 53 to get from 18 deliveries.”I have seen him (Russell) go about his business. So as long as he was in there, hitting as well as he was, we were always in with a chance. It needed to be a special knock and it was,” Kallis said.He also praised Shubman Gill who hit two sixes in the last over off Shakib Al Hasan to seal KKR’s victory. “I’m happy with the way Gilly (Shubman Gill) played too. He showed a lot of maturity,” he said.Kallis also didn’t not believe that KKR bowled badly, reiterating that the franchise had one of the best bowling arsenals in the competition.”We bowled pretty well. We could have improved on one-two things but we bowled to a plan and 180 was a par score on that wicket. I am confident about our bowling attack. Our spin department is one the best in the tournament. I think the guys will take a lot of confidence from the win yesterday,” Kallis said.On New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson who played his first IPL game on Sunday, Kallis said: “It was a great start for us. He bowled at a tough time up front and at the death which isn’t easy, especially at the Eden Gardens. The way he went about his business was good for us.””We conceded 37 runs in the last four overs, which is magnificent. It made life a lot easier for the batters,” he concluded.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 Sunil NarineFollow Jacques KallisFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow KKRFollow IPL 2019Follow KKR vs SRHFollow Andre Russell Sunil Narine injury not too bad, I am sure he will be fine: KKR coach Jacques KallisIPL 2019: On Sunil Narine’s injury, KKR head coach Jacques Kallis said that it was a soft one and he should be fine before the next game.advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Kagiso Rabada stars as Delhi Capitals stun SRH to move to No.2

first_imgIPL 2019: Kagiso Rabada stars as Delhi Capitals stun SRH to move to No.2IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals stormed to a 39-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad thanks to their pace trio of Keemo Paul., Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 23:54 IST Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs securing their fifth win this season Courtesy by BCCIHIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 39 runs in Hyderabad on SundayDelhi Capitals moved to No.2 in the IPL 2019 points table with 10 pointsRabada picked up 4 wickets while Paul and Morris picked 3 wickets apieceKeemo Paul, Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada bowled Delhi Capitals to a 39-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Delhi Capitals moved up to No.2 after winning their 5th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League.Delhi Capitals have now won 3 successive matches in the 2019 IPL while SRH have lost 3 successive matches. The stunning win was shaped by Paul who whose 3 wickets included the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson and Kagiso Rabada who dismissed David Warner and Vijay Shankar off successive deliveries.Sunrisers Hyderabad had got off to a strong start to their chase of 156. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow added 72 for the opening wicket before Bairstow fell to Keemo Paul. Two overs later, Kane Williamson was spectacularly caught by Rabada off Paul.David Warner was still at the crease but after the top-3, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a fair few young batsmen. Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan were left out and it was the perfect opportunity for Ricky Bhui to make an impact. However, he only managed 7 off 12 balls and became Keemo Paul’s third victim.Keemo Paul was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi Capitals with figures of 3 for 17 off 4 overs.David Warner hit his 4th fifty of the 2019 IPL but he was done in by Kagiso Rabada for a 47-ball 51. At 106 for 4, the SRH chase had been well and truly rocked. Rabada removed Vijay Shankar off the very next ball of the 17th over.In the 18th over, Chris Morris removed Deepak Hooda and Rashid Khan off successive deliveries as Delhi Capitals edged closer to victory.advertisementIt was a sensational win for Delhi Capitals who had struggled all of last season. This win over Sunrisers Hyderabad now takes DC to 2nd in the points tally.We’re all @PrithviShaw right now #SRHvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/Cog5tjThPP Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 14, 2019Earlier in the evening, Sunrisers Hyderabad did well to restrict a power-packed Delhi Capitals batting unit to 155 for 7. Kane Williamson returned to lead SRH and his tactical acumen was on display immediately.Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan fell to Khaleel Ahmed inside the first 4 overs before Colin Munro and DC skipper Shreyas Iyer (45) staged a recovery with a 49-run stand for the 3rd wicket.Colin Munro was looking dangerous but he fell to Abhishek Sharma for a 24-ball 40 in the 8th over before he could do more damage. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, two naturally aggressive batsmen, were unable to score freely in the middle overs.Iyer fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 16th over and Rishabh Pant became Khaleel Ahmed’s third victim in the next over.Also Read | SRH vs DC Live Score, IPL 2019: Paul gets Bairstow to break 72-run opening standAlso Read | Imran Tahir proves age is just a number with 4-wicket haul vs KKRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir star as CSK smash KKR at Eden GardensAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow DC vs SRHFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Sunrisers Hyderabadlast_img read more

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Unlike Rio, everyone will be prepared for me at Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 19:40 IST Sindhu is expecting her opponents to come hard at her at Olympics 2020 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu remains the only Indian woman to win an Olympics silver medalSindhu recently became the 1st Indian to win the BWF World ChampionshipsSindhu is expecting her opponents to come hard at her at Olympics 2020Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, the golden girl of Indian badminton, and her long-time coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand spoke exclusively to TVTN News Director Rahul Kanwal on her World Championship title, training regime and preparation for Olympics 2020 among other topics on Saturday.While Sindhu has become the toast of the nation by becoming the 1st ever Indian badminton player to win a World Championship in August 2019, she admitted that the Olympics next year will bring a different kind of challenge altogether. Sindhu first made headlines when she became the first Indian won to win an Olympics silver medal during the 2016 edition – a record that she aims to break in Tokyo next year.Sindhu was seeded 9th in the world before the Olympics 2016 but surprised everyone by reaching the final where she went down fighting 2119, 1221, 1521 to Spain’s Carolina Marin. This was months before she won her 1st Super Series title (China Open 2016). Sindhu said that in Tokyo, everyone will be expecting her to come hard and so it will be tough.”As far as we are concerned, we end up playing till April 2020. For me, I think the last time, nobody really bothered about Sindhu, she was kind of the surprise package for them. But this time everyone is going to be prepared for Sindhu. So it’s going to be tough and we just need to play doubly-hard,” said Gopichand when asked about Sindhu’s preparation for the Olympics 2020.Sindhu echoed her coach’s sentiments, adding that the competition will be tough as her longtime opponents Marin and Nozomi Okuhara will be vying for the coveted gold at the Olympics along with her.advertisement”Well, it’s not going to be easy as Gopi sir said. Before that, we also have the Olympics qualifications going on and at the same time, it’s very important to be ready and work hard because everybody is gonna mark since I’ve been a World Champion. As you know the likes of Carolina, Okuhara etc, the top-10 players are of the same standards,” explained Sindhu.Also Read | I answered my critics with my racquet: World Champion PV Sindhu to India TodayFor 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 PV SindhuFollow Pullela GopichandFollow Olympics 2020 Unlike Rio, everyone will be prepared for me at Tokyo Olympics: PV SindhuAfter fulfilling her dream of winning the World Championships, Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu has now shifted focus to the all-important Olympics 2020, where she hopes to turn her silver medal from 3 years ago into a gold.advertisementlast_img read more

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Kept talking to myself: Rohit Sharma on success as Test opener vs South Africa

first_img Next Kept talking to myself: Rohit Sharma on success as Test opener vs South AfricaIndia vs South Africa 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma ended his first series as a Test opner with 2 centuries and a double hundred. He was awarded the Man of the Series for his prolific form.advertisement India Today Web Desk RanchiOctober 22, 2019UPDATED: October 22, 2019 11:56 IST Rohit Sharma scored a double hundred in Ranchi Test against South Africa. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma won the Man of the Match and Man of the SeriesRohit scored 2 hundreds and a double hundred in the 3-match Test series against South AfricaFor the first time ever, India clean swept South Africa in a Test seriesAfter the start of play on Day 4 of the Test, it took India just 9 minutes and 2 overs to defeat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs and complete a 3-0 series whitewash in Ranchi on Tuesday.It was Rohit Sharma who laid the foundation for a huge first innings score with his prolific double hundred-and his third century of the series–and then the Indian pacers wreaked havoc over the last two days to all-out South Africa for 162 and 133 in the two innings in Ranchi.Rohit Sharma was named the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series for his rich run-of-form throughout the series after taking up the new role of Test opener for India.”It’s been a great start, so I don’t want to let it go. That started long back in 2013, when I started opening for India in white ball cricket. I realised you need to have discipline at the start of the innings. Once you are in, you can play your game,” Rohit Sharma said during the post match presentation.”That’s what I have done, I follow a certain template that allows me to have some success. You need support from the management, coach, captain, that has helped a lot. Test cricket is a different ball game, getting that big score will give me confidence moving forward. I was trying to be mindful about that. You need to be disciplined, I kept talking to myself. I wanted to make a big score and get my team into good positions,” Rohit added.advertisementRohit Sharma broke a series of record in his new avatar. He become only the fifth Indian opener after Vinoo Mankad, Budhi Kunderan, Sunil Gavskar and Virender Sehwag to score 500-plus runs in a single Test series.Rohit also became only the 4th batsman after Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle to score double hundreds in both ODI and Test formats of the game.For all his achievement and his success as a Test opener, Rohit Sharma thanked the team management, coach Ravi Shastri, and captain Virat Kohli for putting faith in him.”I said it before as well, thankful to the management for the opportunity. Considering how the series has gone by, I can take a lot of positives, especially how to counter that new ball. The new ball will be a threat anywhere in the world.”Also Read | India vs South Africa, 3rd Test stat wrap: Rohit Sharma and Team India rewrite record books in RanchiFor 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 Jatlast_img read more

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New Music Monday: Sondre Lerche

first_img How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations “Bad Law” establishes Lerche’s vocal vulnerability and struggle with control, but also establishes another theme that runs throughout the record: the darkness that rises when love and law collide, building to the musing, “When crimes are passionate, can love be separate?” Sondre says of “Bad Law”: “Bad Law came charged with this urge to play a simple song that would allow people (and myself, I suppose) to ventilate anger and frustration, to get happy, dance like idiots and ultimately feel a little better, despite everything going to shit. I hope people lose it to this song.”An artist’s capability to transform suffering into great work is one of humanity’s great phenomena. When considering the “divorce” subcategory of suffering and the “music” subcategory of art, the manifestation has traditionally tended toward the dirge (e.g. Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks,” Mitchell’s “Blue). Please, Sondre Lerche’s stunning new album, however, is a different animal: despite aligning with a recent divorce from his wife of eight years, it is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose.The juxtaposition of romantic idealism and the chaotic struggle to live up to said ideals is meticulously explored: for the first time in his career, Lerche is presented unraveled. The moans and wails are unedited, and the cutting room floor is clean. Lerche has always written about love, but never in such a primal, sexual way. His well-proven melodic instincts are sharper than ever, but he’s moved from the brain to the body, from the soulful to the physical.Lerche has been incredibly busy since the release of his 2011 self-titled LP and his 2012 live album, Bootlegs. Aside from touring internationally and releasing his 2013 Scott Walker-cover “The Plague” and “Public Hi-Fi Sessions”, a collaboration with Spoon’s Jim Eno, Lerche spent 2013 creating the celebrated score for his then-wife’s (Mona Fastvold) directorial debut and Sundance hit The Sleepwalker.Purchase Please on Amazon or iTunes!http://www.sondrelerche.com/ Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

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TGIF Shopping: Face Bomb By Portland General Store

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard The temperatures are taking a turn for the worst and the fall/winter winds are not far behind. As winter’s cold air takes its toll on your skin you may want to think about upping your skincare game. If you’re like me, and have sensitive skin this time of year, you’ll want to keep your face protected from the changing weather. All-natural grooming brand Portland General Store (reviewed in August here) has a facial cleanser that is a sure fire way to help your skin survive the Polar Vortex.Face Bomb is vegan and it doesn’t strip away moisture like other cleansers. Plus it’s not your every day gel or liquid cleanser. It’s actually made up of clay mined in Morocco called rhassoul mud, which is both rich in minerals and anti-bacterial properties.  It has a masculine and rustic smell because the mud is hand blended with sandalwood, wild germanium and Damascus rose. The best part though is the way it exfoliates using ground walnut shells. This helps brighten up your complexion and clean out your pores without damaging them. We’ve heard of several high-end barbershops including this product in their facial services to men coming in for more than a cut. This cleanser requires a little longer scrub and less water as you apply it. Check it out here at Portland General Store’s online store.$28 for 180ml.last_img read more

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