Chelsea midfielder Palmer on way to Bristol Cityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer is set to join Bristol City on loan. The 22-year-old is currently on loan with Blackburn Rovers, but has started just 10 of 26 Championship games this season.Palmer will become the Robins’ first signing of the January transfer window.Despite joining Chelsea in 2013, Palmer has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona teen Ansu Fati breaks another recordby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona teen Ansu Fati broke another record for their 0-0 Champions League draw at Borussia Dortmund.At the age of 16 years and 351 days, he has become the youngest player to ever feature for Barcelona in the competition.Until now, the accolade belonged to Bojan Krkic, who played against Lyon in 2007 at the age of 17 years and 22 days.Celestine Babayaro holds the overall record in the Champions League, having played for Anderlecht at 16 years, two months and 25 days old.After making his debut against Real Betis, he scored against Osasuna, and added an assist and a goal on his first start against Valencia. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Blackmore backing Ibrahimovic returnby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Clayton Blackmore says signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic would save the club’s dismal season.The Swede could return to the club in January during the MLS offseason, where he is currently playing for LA Galaxy.”We’re lacking a target man and the only thing that is going to save us this season is Ibrahimovic,” Blackmore said.”He has thrown his name in the hat and he’s probably the best target man you can have. He’s 6ft 5in, he’s a black belt and he fancies his chances against anybody.”He’s still scoring goals, too. We have got rid of so many good strikers – (Wayne) Rooney went, (Robin) van Persie went, loads of them.These players have gone but they haven’t been replaced. Bringing Ibrahimovic in is a no-brainer. He doesn’t run, but he doesn’t need to because he is that good.”There are not many players who can jog around the pitch and control the game, but, when he was here before, we won trophies with him, when he was fit.”We should try and get him in January or whenever we can because he can lead the line.”
The Mountaineers didn’t actually win the Big 12 Tournament West Virginia’s odds to win the Big 12 Tournament are the fifth highest at 15/2, according to Bovada. Don’t tell that to the team’s flight crew, though. As the Mountaineers departed for the tournament in Kansas City, the crew brought the team a cake, which seems to predict that the team will return to Morgantown as conference champions.What an awesome suprise for the team from the flight crew on our trip to the Big 12 tournament. #onemission pic.twitter.com/oeKrtkJydR— Bob Huggins (@CoachHuggs) March 10, 2015While Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, and even banged-up Kansas are probably safer bets to win the tournament, behind star guard Juwan Staten, West Virginia is a pretty strong team. The ‘Neers finished the season 23-8, and 11-7 in conference play.
Twitter/@TerrapinNationUpdate: Here is video of the announcement, via ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton:#VIDEO: #ESPN300 OG @THEGIF7 commits to #Maryland at #UAAllAmerica Game. pic.twitter.com/E5lM8nIXV2— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) January 2, 2016Earlier: Today’s Under Armour All-American Game will feature a number of commitments by big-time players. Right before kick-off, running back Devwah Whaley committed to Arkansas. Next up is four-star guard Terrance Davis, who will stay home to play for D.J. Durkin at Maryland.Officially committed to Maryland! #UMD #DirtyTerps Extremely blessed! @UAFootball #UAALLAMERICA pic.twitter.com/NiDuRkJiYH— Mary (@THEGIF7) January 2, 2015Rivals100 OG Terrance Davis has committed to the #Terps. pic.twitter.com/RMQssvfz3m— Scott Greene (@TerrapinNation) January 2, 2016#ESPN300 OG @THEGIF7 commits to #Maryland at #UAAllAmerica Game. pic.twitter.com/5Og9wvh9GD— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) January 2, 2016There’s no better event to commit to the Terps at than the game sponsored by Under Armour. Davis is ranked No. 2 among all offensive guards, and is the top recruit in the state of Maryland, per 247Sports.
Megan Rapinoe only apologised for her swearing as she reflected on a promise not to visit the White House should the USWNT win the Women’s World Cup.Rapinoe had already drawn criticism from US president Donald Trump for not singing the national anthem in protest when a video was published earlier this week of her insisting she had no intention of visiting the White House.USA are the defending champions and among the favourites to win the World Cup again in France, but Rapinoe told Eight by Eight: “I’m not going to the f****** White House.” 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? Trump responded by telling Rapinoe to ‘win first’ but has invited the team to visit regardless of their success – or lack of – at the tournament.However, Rapinoe has again repeated she will not be attending and urged her team-mates to also miss out.Speaking before fielding questions at Thursday’s news conference, Rapinoe said: “I’ll just address it head-on and then we can get to the soccer questions. Obviously [there has been] a lot of news recently.”I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive – my mum will be very upset about that.”I’m obviously entering with a lot of passion considering how much time and effort and pride we take in the platform that we have and using it for good and for leaving the game in a better place and hopefully the world in a better place.”I don’t think that I would want to go and I would encourage my team-mates to think hard about lending that platform or having that co-opted by an administration that doesn’t feel the same way and doesn’t fight for the same things that we fight for.”I’ll just leave it at that and I’m not interested in answering any of those questions. We can get to the real reason we’re here, which is a huge game.”Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019….invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019Trump cancelled the Philadelphia Eagles’ traditional visit for the Super Bowl champions in 2018 after several NFL players said they did not wish to attend.That feud appeared to be sparked by Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest bringing attention to police brutality and racial inequality – an action Rapinoe has joined.USWNT coach Jill Ellis has no issue with the attention Rapinoe attracts, though.”The personality of our players, that’s part of the make-up of the players,” she said, appearing alongside Rapinoe. “They’re elite people that live on a stage that are always under scrutiny.”This team has a remarkable focus. We all support Megan. She knows that. We know we have each other’s backs in there. For our players, there’s only one purpose, one mission that we’re here.”Comments, media, whatever – that’s always been something we can block out pretty easily.”
BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 7: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets his team ready before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium on September 7, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave by Ohio State following the report by college football insider Brett McMurphy and many people believe the Buckeyes’ head coach has coached his final game in Columbus.It’s certainly a possibility. Typically, when someone is placed on administrative leave, it results in their eventual departure. Perhaps that is what will happen with Urban at Ohio State.College football insider Bruce Feldman appeared on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus this afternoon and discussed the possibility of Meyer being fired.It’s possible, obviously, but Feldman thinks that those already writing Meyer off could be wrong.“I think people writing him off right now, saying he’s coached his last game could be wrong,” Feldman said.Feldman: “I think people writing him off right now, saying he’s coached his last game could be wrong.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 2, 2018Feldman appeared on Colin Cowherd’s show on FOX Sports 1 earlier today and further discussed the possibility of Meyer being fired.The possibility seems to be increasing, but it’s not guaranteed.“Yesterday morning around this time I was like there’s probably a 25% chance (Urban Meyer) might not survive this. By the time I left here yesterday I thought it was 50/50. This morning I think it’s even further at maybe a 75% chance,” he said.”Yesterday morning around this time I was like there’s probably a 25% chance he might not survive this. By the time I left here yesterday I thought it was 50/50. This morning I think it’s even further at maybe a 75% chance.”@BruceFeldmanCFB with the latest on Urban Meyer pic.twitter.com/NTxWLi7gAc— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 2, 2018Meyer will be on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by Ohio State. It’s unclear how long the investigation will take, but some are estimating that it will take two weeks or so.Ohio State, now led by interim coach Ryan Day, opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)On Friday night, Dana Holgorsen led his West Virginia Mountaineers against the Syracuse Orange in the Camping World Bowl. West Virginia went into the game without star quarterback Will Grier – who is headed to the NFL and decided to keep his body healthy for the draft.Without Grier under center, the Mountaineers struggled to move the ball and eventually lost the contest 34-18. The loss might be Holgorsen’s last with the Mountaineers.According to a report from Football Scoop, Houston is expected to make a run at the West Virginia head coach.Here’s more from the report:Rather than rebuild after two unsatisfactory seasons (by the school’s stated standard), sources said U of H boosters are evaluating all options, including considering bringing in West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen to replace Applewhite.Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Houston from 2008-09 before moving on to Oklahoma State and then West Virginia. According to the report, Holgorsen still owns a house in Houston and remains close friends with Houston booster Tilman Fertitta.Would Holgorsen leave the Mountaineers for the Cougars?[Football Scoop]
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell entered the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday. Three days later and his recruitment is beginning to take shape.While there were likely dozens of programs interested in the former four-star, three are standing out, according to the latest report.According to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, Martell is considering West Virginia, Miami and Louisville as potential transfer destinations. He is currently on a visit to West Virginia.Wiltfong writes that Martell will see Louisville and Miami this week.Hearing three teams are in the mix to land #OhioState quarterback transfer Tate Martell: https://t.co/dMeOX4SdHb— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) January 13, 2019Martell put his name in the portal last week after Georgia five-star freshman quarterback Justin Fields announced he was transferring to OSU. Fields is expected to start for the Buckeyes, provided he obtains a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible immediately.After redshirting in 2017, Martell appeared in six games as Dwayne Haskins’ backup in 2018. He completed 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown.Martell added 128 rushing yards and two scores on the ground as well.
This past January, Clemson, after knocking off Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, became the first college football team in the modern era to finish with a 15-0 record. As such, the program apparently believes it had the “best” team of all-time.Wednesday, Clemson unveiled its national championship rings. They feature dozens of diamonds and two College Football Playoff championship trophies (they also won in 2016).One of the sides has the score of the title game (44-16) with the phrases “Eye of the Tiger” and “Heart of a Champion.” The other side says “Best Ever” with a tribute to the 15-0 record.Clemson itself tweeted photos of the bling. Check it out:Best Ever 💍🏆🐅#ALLIN pic.twitter.com/YL1NG3THtI— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) April 3, 2019We think Coach like his 💍💍💍 #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/bBsCOcby0c— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) April 3, 2019The question, of course, is whether Clemson should actually be able to claim the title of “best ever” when previous undefeated national champions were now awarded the opportunity to play 15 games. We imagine it’ll be quite the debate in places like Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Lincoln, Nebraska.Regardless, Clemson is going to make the claim, and head coach Dabo Swinney is going to use it to his advantage on the recruiting trail.Clemson will open as the favorite to repeat in 2019. The Tigers will open their season against Georgia Tech on August 29.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 19:05 IST Harendra Singh was advised to take the role of junior team coach (Hockey India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarendra Singh coached India to a quarter-final finish at the FIH Men’s World Cup in BhubaneswarHarendra Singh had guided India’s junior men’s hockey team to World Cup triumph in 2016 in LucknowHigh-performance director David John and analytical coach, Chris Ciriello will oversee the senior team till new coach is hiredHarendra Singh was offered the role of the junior men’s hockey team coach once again as Hockey India said they would invite applications shortly for the position of the chief coach of the senior hockey men’s national team. Harendra, who led Team India to a bronze-medal finish at the Asian Games and a quarter-final finish at the FIH World Cup in Bhubaneswar was under scanner since the Asian Games.India lost the opportunity to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics directly as they lost on penalties to Malaysia in the Asian Games and had to settle for a bronze. In the World Cup at home, India put up some good performances but eventually, they were shown the door by Netherlands in the quarter-final.Hockey India has been looking for a quality foreign coach and Harendra’s controversial comments after the World Cup match against Netherlands did him no good.Harendra criticised the refereeing in the post-match press conference and was issued a notice by the FIH.Harendra had guided the India’s junior men’s team to World Cup triumph in 2016 in Lucknow and Committee Chairman Dr. R.P Singh offered him to take charge of the junior men’s team commencing from the camp slated to start in March 2019.”Hockey India will shortly be advertising and will invite applications for the position of the Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team which will be returning to training camp in February 2019 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to commence from 23 March 2019.”In the interim the team will be overseen by Hockey India High Performance Director, David John and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello,” Hockey India said in a statement.advertisementHere is Hockey India’s press release:With a vision and emphasis on building a strong player base ahead of the 2021 Junior World Cup and the 2020, 2024 Olympic Games, Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee met on Monday, 7 January 2019. The meeting was attended by Chairman Dr. RP Singh and members including Olympians Harbinder Singh, B.P. Govinda and Syed Ali. Basis their discussions the Committee has recommended to reassign Dronacharya Awardee Harendra Singh as the Coach for the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team. The offer has been made by Committee Chairman Dr. R.P Singh for the said position to Harendra Singh for taking charge of the Junior Men team commencing from the camp slated to start in March 2019.The mercurial rise of some of India’s top junior hockey players under the tutelage of Harendra Singh between 2013 – 2016 when the India Colts lifted the historic Junior Men’s World Cup in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Harendra Singh’s abilities of grooming youngsters has been the key reasons for the think-tank at Hockey India to arrive at this recommendation.Though the year 2018 was very disappointing for the Indian Men’s Hockey Team with results not going as expected, Hockey India believes investing in the junior program which will reap long-term benefits.In the meanwhile, Hockey India will shortly be advertising and will invite applications for the position of the Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team which will be returning to training camp in February 2019 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to commence from 23 March 2019. In the interim the team will be overseen by Hockey India High Performance Director, David John and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello.Also Read | India need to develop world class drag-flickers: Former hockey captain Dilip TirkeyAlso Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh under scanner againFor 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 Harendra SinghFollow Hockey IndiaFollow India hockey coachFollow Indian hockey team Hockey India to advertise for senior coach, Harendra Singh offered charge of junior teamHockey India has been looking for a quality foreign coach and Harendra Singh’s controversial comments after the World Cup match against Netherlands did him no good.advertisement Next
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 18:05 IST Iraq crashed out of AFC Asian Cup 2019 after Round of 16 defeat to Qatar on January 22 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIraq crashed out of AFC Asian Cup 2019 after Round of 16 defeat to QatarIraq played their final group stage match against Iran in DubaiIraq FA has formed a fact-finding committee to figure out whether its player partied at a nightclubIraq football federation will probe whether its senior national team player went out to party at a nightclub in Dubai during their stay at an Abu Dhabi hotel for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament earlier this month.The Iraq football federation’s announcement comes after several media reports reportedly claimed the Iraq players had snuck out of their hotel room to visit a nightclub in Dubai after their final group stage match against Iran.The apex body of Iraq football has announced that it would consider legal action for harming the country’s reputation against the senior national team players if the probe results confirm the media reports, according to the AFP.”We have decided to form a fact-finding committee over what was reported by different media and have invited all relevant parties to take part,” the federation said in a media release.Iraq crashed out of the continental tournament in the last-16 round on January 22 after a 1-0 defeat to Qatar. The former AFC Asian Cup champions qualified for the knockout stages after finishing second behind Iran in Group D with two wins from three matches.Iraq played two of their matches, including the Round of 16 in Abu Dhabi, and one each at Sharjah and Dubai during their short campaign at the AFC Asian Cup.The latest drama surrounding Iraq football comes a year after it was hit by a massive age-fraud scandal. Iraq’s U-23 team was forced to pull out of last year’s Asian Games due to the said scandal.advertisementAlso Read | I-League 2018-19: Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC to close in on top spotAlso Read | Manchester United not satisfied despite winning run, says David de GeaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Iraq football teamFollow AFC Asian Cup 2019 AFC Asian Cup: Iraq to probe whether football players partied at Dubai nightclubAFC Asian Cup 2019: Iraq football federation has confirmed that it will consider legal action for harming the country’s reputation if the media reports claiming its senior national players partied at a nightclub in Dubai are true.advertisement
Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 20:16 IST Lasith Malinga had not played the IPL last season (Mumbai Indians Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSLC orders had forced Malinga to make himself unavailable for MI’s first six matchesMalinga had missed the IPL last year due to injuryMI will face Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in their next two gamesLasith Malinga is likely to be available for the next two IPL matches for Mumbai Indians after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) softened its stance on the participation of the veteran pacer in a domestic ODI tournament.SLC had earlier announced that only those players would be eligible for selection in the World Cup squad, who would compete in Super Provincial One-Day domestic tournament, slated from April 4 to 11.The diktat had forced Malinga to make himself unavailable for Mumbai Indians’ first six matches.However, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the SLC has changed its stance after a few calls by BCCI.SLC Chief selector Ashantha de Mel said that Malinga’s place in the World Cup bound squad is guaranteed, so he is free to participate in the IPL.”We have no issues if he goes to IPL – the board had given him a no-objection certificate already, so he’s free to go. Anyway he has been one of our best bowlers in one dayers, so there’s no question about his place in the team,” Mel said.”Anyway he has been one of our best bowlers in one dayers, so there’s no question about his place in the team,” Mel added.The news of Malinga’s participation will boost Mumbai Indians’ confidence as they aim to register their first win of the tournament after losing to Delhi Capitals on Sunday.The three-time winners will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in back-to-back away games on March 28 and 30 respectively.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lasith MalingaFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019Follow SLCFollow Sri Lanka CricketFollow ICC World Cup IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga available for Mumbai Indians selection for next two gamesSri Lanka Cricket board chief selector Ashantha de Mel said that Lasith Malinga’s place in the World Cup bound squad is guaranteed, so he is free to participate in the IPL.advertisement
1/19 (4) Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 28 Toss: BLR elected to field Match Ended (20.0) Top Bowlers Top Bowlers vs Yuzvendra Chahal (BLR) Y. Chahal (BLR) view more view less 173/4 Indian Premier League, 2019 174/2 Match Ended Super Over advertisement Referee: Prakash Bhatt (IND) Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe (IND), S Ravi (IND) and Nigel Llong (ENG) 174/2 (19.2) Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Rajarshi Gupta MohaliApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 23:54 IST IPL 2019: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hit fifties as RCB’s losing streak finally came to an end. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets in Mohali on SaturdayVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers hit fifties as RCB’s losing streak finally came to an endChris Gayle’s unbeaten 99 went in vain as KXIP lost their 2nd successive matchVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers fired Royal Challengers Bangalore to their 1st win of the 2019 Indian Premier League. Chasing 174, RCB defeated Kings XI Punjab by x wickets in Mohali on Saturday.Virat Kohli set up the chase nicely with a 53-ball 67 while AB de Villiers picked up pace and saw RCB home as the required rate climbed steadily. Kings XI Punjab have now lost two matches on-the-trot.A victory at Mohali as @RCBTweets register their first win of the #VIVOIPL 2019 season pic.twitter.com/yESiuz1KAl IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2019On April 10, Kieron Pollard’s stunning assault had helped Mumbai Indians to a thrilling win over KXIP at the Wankhede Stadium.R Ashwin, the KXIP skipper and M Ashwin did well to slow RCB down despite Virat Kohli’s brilliance. While R Ashwin picked 1 for 30 off his 4 overs, M Ashwin bowled his 4 overs economically, giving away only 24 runs.But the pacers – Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami and Andrew Tye struggled and had no answrs in the face of AB de Villiers’ onslaught at the end. After Kohli’s dismissal, de Villiers was well supported by Marcus Stoinis as RCB finally had their first points of the season.Earlier in the evening, Royal Challengers Bangalore fought back bravely after Chris Gayle smashed a quick fifty. Yuzvendra Chahal snared KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in quick succession before Sarfaraz Khan and Sam Curran were sent back even as Chris Gayle slowed down against the spinners.Kings XI Punjab needed Gayle to bat through the innings and he did just that by curbing his natutal instincts. He was dropped on 83 by Virat Kohli off the bowling of Umesh Yadav and needed 10 in the final over to hit his 7th IPL hundred, 2nd for KXIP and 1st against old team RCB.advertisementHowever, Chris Gayle became only the 2nd batsman to remain stranded on 99 in IPL history after Suresh Raina. Gayle needed to hit a six off the final ball of the KXIP innings but he managed only a boundary off Mohammad Siraj and finished on 99 not out.Royal Challengers Bangalore had lost all their 6 matches before tonight and Virat Kohli would have been thrilled to see his bowlers fight so hard. Navdeep Saini gave away only 23 runs in 4 overs while Chahal picked 2 for 33 off 4 overs.Moeen Ali bowled brilliantly to finish with 1 for 19 off 4 overs.Also Read | RCB performance will not affect Virat Kohli: Sunil Gavaskar to India TodayAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB have lost 6 out 6, Chahal optimistic of playoff berthFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow RCB vs KXIPFollow Virat KohliFollow AB de Villiers (19.2) Series Status: Player Of The Match: AB de Villiers (20.0) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Chris Gayle (PNJ) C. Gayle (PNJ) – 173/4 99 (64) Virat Kohli (BLR) V. Kohli (BLR) Bangalore BLR Punjab 67 (53) 2/33 (4) view full scorecard Punjab PNJ Scorecard commentary graphs No data available! IPL 2019: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers end Royal Challengers Bangalore’s losing streakIPL 2019: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hit fifties as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets in Mohali on Saturday. This is RCB’s 1st win in 7 matches this season. Moeen Ali (BLR) M. Ali (BLR) Bangalore Bangalore BLR Bangalore beat Punjab by 8 wickets Punjab PNJ
Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 17:08 IST MSK Prasad said that his committee is very clear on the selection policy (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar had recently called Indian selection committee as lame ducksPrasad also reacted to jibes on his stature and allegations that Indian team management bullies himThe MSK Prasad-led five-member panel has a combined experience of 13 Test matchesNational chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on Tuesday said that he doesn’t believe “you know more when you have played more”, hitting back at his detractors for constantly demeaning his panel owing to its modest international record.In an exclusive interview with PTI, the chairman of the selection committee spoke on a variety of issues ranging from the jibes on his stature (his Test record is six matches), allegations that the Indian team management bullies him, lack of vision and the ‘lame duck’ jibe by none other than the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. The five-member panel has a combined experience of 13 Test matches.Following are the excerpts from a two-part interview:Q. A lot has been said about the stature and experience of this selection committee. Does it hurt you??A. Let me tell you that all the selection committee members have played for Indian team in different formats which is the basic criterion to be in selection committee at the time of our appointments. Apart from international cricket together, we have played 477 first class games. Together we have watched more than 200 first-class matches during our tenure.Don’t you think our experience as players and as selectors after watching those number of games are good enough to pick the right talent?Q. This combined 13 Test statistic that’s often brought up to hit you people…A. If one is talking about stature and international experience, Ed Smith, who is the current chairman for Engand and Wales Cricket Board has played only one Test. Trevor Hohns, who is the chairman of Cricket Australia’s selection committee for over a decade and half with a couple of years break in between, has played only seven Tests. And Oh yes, Mark Waugh, who played 128 Test matches and 244 ODIs, worked under Trevor.advertisementLegendary Australian player and captain Greg Chappell, who played 87 Test matches and 74 ODIs for his country, is also working under Trevor now.When stature and international experience doesn’t come into picture in those countries, how will it come in the way in our country? The point that I am driving here is that every job has its own demands.If vast International experience is the question then our beloved late Sri Raj Singh Dungarpur wouldn’t have been the chairman of the senior selection committee as he never played international cricket. Maybe a diamond called Sachin Tendulkar wouldn’t have been unearthed at only 16 years.If International experience is the case, then many ex-cricketers, who have played lot of first-class matches can never ever dream to become India selectors. How far is it right and justifiable to comment on stature and international experience of the selection committee when the job actually demands a different expertise to spot talent?Q. Do you get angry at times that comments like “lame duck” is thrown at you?A. It is very unfortunate. We have utmost respect for the legendary cricketers. Every opinion expressed by them is taken in right earnest. They have their viewpoints which is well-received. In fact, more than getting hurt by this kind of comments, it only makes this selection committee stronger, committed and united.Q. When the committee has differed with coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli on decisions, how have things ended? Did they (Kohli and Shastri) ever try to bully the panel?A. Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli are the coach and captain of our senior team and Rahul Dravid looks after India A team. They have their roles and responsibilities cut out. We as selection committee have our roles and responsibilities.Working in tandem and in solidarity with Ravi, Virat and Rahul cannot be taken as being bullied. There were several occasions we had difference of opinions which we may not bring into the public domain. What happens within the four walls has to remain there. At the end of the day, we move on in the larger interest of the Indian team and the country.It is a common misconception that people think players who have played more cricket have more knowledge or more power and can bully anybody but it is not the fact. If that is the case then the entire coaching unit, selection committee and all other relevant fields should be filled with only those people who have had vast international careers as players. I don’t think this is right.Q. How do you rate this selection committee’s performance over the last three years ?A. Our committee has travelled across the length and breadth of the country to identify fresh talent from domestic cricket and groomed the selected bunch through a systematic process and inducted the deserving players into the India A and further into the senior Indian teams.advertisementa) Our Test team won 11 out of 13 Test series and we are now ranked no.1 Test team in ICC for last 3 years.b) We have had 80-85 per cent success rate in ODIs. We were no.1 in ODI rankings till the semi-final loss in the World Cup. We have reached finals in the Champions Trophy. We have won 2 Asia Cups (2016 and 18).c) We won 11 out of 11 India A ODI series which include 4 quadrangular series, we had won 8 out of 9 India A Test series.d) We have groomed around 35 new players and inducted them into the senior Indian teams across 3 formats and we have developed sufficient bench strengths in all departments of the game. We are more than happy to pass on the baton to the next committee with pride of preparing an excellent succession chart.Also Read | MSK Prasad’s stance on Ambati Rayudu doesn’t go down well with BCCIAlso Read | Sanjay Manjrekar disagrees with Sunil Gavaskar view on selectors and Virat Kohli captaincyAlso Read | BCCI wants selectors to throw light on ‘no.4’ fiasco after World Cup exitFor 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 MSK PrasadFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow BCCIFollow BCCI selection committee It is very unfortunate: Chief selector MSK Prasad on Sunil Gavaskar’s ‘lame duck’ commentChairman of the selection committee of the BCCI, MSK Prasad reacted to the recent ‘lame duck’ jibe by Sunil Gavaskar.advertisement
Akshay Ramesh AntiguaAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 09:08 IST Ajinkya Rahane led India against West Indies A in the absence of Virat Kohli (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane hit 54 off 162 balls in India’s 2nd inningsThe 3-day practice match ended in a draw at Coolidge Cricket GroundIndia begin their World Test Championship campaign from ThursdayIndia’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane spent much-needed time out in the middle as he led India to a draw against West Indies A in the 3-day practice match in Antigua.Ajinkya Rahane, who opened the innings for India on Monday, scored 54 but batted out time as he faced 162 balls in the team’s 2nd innings at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Rahane stitched a 96-run stand for the 2nd wicket along with Hanuma Vihari who followed up his first innings 37 not out with a fine 64.Notably, Rahane was leading India A in the absence of Virat Kohli who was rested for the practice match due to a thumb injury he had picked up during the ODI series.Rahane had been struggling for form even after he began his maiden county stint with a hundred for Hampshire in May. The India vice-captain was not the best of form at the international level and the upcoming 2-Test series will be crucial to his future with the senior national team.Day 3. Let’s go #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/aCmZDMXA4OBCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2019India declared on 188 for 5 in the second innings to have a go at West Indies A in the final session of Day 3 in Antigua. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin who did not feature in the first innings got an opportunity to both bat and bowl in the 2nd innings for India.Interestingly, both Wriddhiman Saha, who is making a comeback after a long injury layoff, and Rishabh Pant got an opportunity to bat on Day 3. While Pant is expected to pip Saha for the wicketkeeper’s role in the first Test, it remains to be seen how the team management handles the Bengal wicketkeeper who is keen on getting back to his best.advertisementIn reply, West Indies A made 47 for 3 in 21 overs when both the captains decided to call the practice match a draw. Jasprit Bumrah, who went wicketkless in the first innings, picked up one while India’s premier spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja entered the wicket column.Earlier in the Test, Cheteshwar Pujara’s hundred and Rohit Sharma’s well-paced half-century helped India post 297 for 5 decl. in the first innings. Pujara, who was in fine form in Australia earlier this year, looks set to continue his run-scoring ways in the West Indies.Pacers Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav along with Kuldeep Yadav shone in the first innings, picking up 3 wickets each to restrict West Indies to 181-all out.Rohit or Vihari? Will Kuldeep play?Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has audtioned successfully for the middle-order role but he may have to sit out in the first Test if India decide to play Hanuma Vihari in the middle-order. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are certain to open the innings for India.It will also be interesting to see if India consider Kuldeep Yadav ahead of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the 1st spinner’s role in the upcoming series.Virat Kohli is expected to return and lead the side as they are set to begin their World Test Championship campaign with the 2-Test series in West Indies from August 22.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly, Sanjay Manjrekar offer contrasting views on conflict of interest issue in BCCI meetAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India cricket teamFollow Virat KohliFollow R AshwinFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow Hanuma VihariFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Cheteshwar Pujara India vs West Indies A: Ajinkya Rahane hits form as practice match ends in drawIndia vs West Indies A: The 3-day practice match ended a draw but there were umpteen positives for Team India who begin their World Test Championship campaign from August 22 in Antigua.advertisement
India Today Web Desk LeedsAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 11:39 IST England vs Australia 3rd Test Live Streaming (Reuters Photo)Australia will need a collective effort by their batsmen to fill the void left by the in-form Steve Smith who will miss the third Ashes Test against England, skipper Tim Paine said on Wednesday.Smith was ruled out of the encounter at Headingley, starting on Thursday, due to the effects of a concussion after being hit on the head by a bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer in the first innings of the drawn second Test at Lord’s.The former skipper, who smashed 92 at Lord’s, has been in superb form making 144 and 142 in the opening Test at Edgbaston to help Australia seal a 251-run victory for a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.Asked how Australia planned to replace Smith in the third Test, Paine told reporters: “We do it as a team.”Concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne filled in for Smith in the second innings and made a gritty 59 but Paine said it was up to all senior batsmen to ensure the pressure is not entirely on the 25-year-old.”There aren’t too many guys… that have averaged higher than Steve in Test cricket. Clearly they are huge shoes to fill and we don’t put all that pressure on Marnus,” Paine said.When will the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia begin?The first Test of Ashes 2019 will start at 11 AM local time (3:30 PM IST) and (10 AM GMT) on Thursday, August 22.Where I can watch 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia live?The third Test of Ashes 2019 between England and Australia can be watched on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.advertisementHow can I watch the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia online?Sony Liv will provide the live streaming for the 3rd Ashes Test.Where will the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia be played?Leeds cricket ground in Headingley will host the third Ashes Test.What are the squads for the 3rd Ashes Test?England: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Jofra ArcherAustralia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine(w/c), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Marsh, Michael NeserFor 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 England VS AustraliaFollow england vs australia live streamingFollow live streaming of eng vs aus England vs Australia 3rd Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch Leeds matchEngland vs Australia 3rd Test Live Streaming: Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first test by 251 runs. The second Test was drawn.advertisement Next
Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Who better to develop shaving and hair products than the ones who deal with all things follicular for a living? More and more barbershops are getting into the grooming game, using the expertise gathered doing their good work behind the barbers chairs to come up with the formulations, ingredients, and categories they know are needed in the market and most requested by their clients. Here are some of the shops we love and their latest and greatest offerings you’ll want to get your hands on.Fly Barbershop: DallasFly Barbershop is always on the move. That’s because it’s housed in a vintage Airstream that roams the streets of Dallas, Texas. While on the outside it’s certainly unique, inside it looks like a cooler-than-average barbershop with mosaic tiled walls, hardwood floors, and a trio of old-timey chairs. Always on the move, Fly encourages anyone seeking an appointment to check out their Instagram feed @flybarbershop for current location details. To spiff up their customers’ newly shorn heads, co-founder Hallie Alford created a re-workable pomade ($18) she’s christened N°1, its aluminum casing recalls the vehicle in which it is was born.Birds Barbershop: Austin What began as a single unisex shop meant to fulfill a need for first-rate, yet budget-friendly haircuts, has since become a mini-empire with six locations each with its own vibe in Austin. Six years after opening the original Birds Barbershop, co-owners Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport developed Verb, an equally affordable haircare line. Their newest offering Ghost Oil ($14), a nod to their bearded clientele, tames and soften facial hair and moisturizes skin with an all-natural oil-based formula, which like the name suggests is basically invisible.Blind Barber: New York CityWhy just get a cut and shave when you can also throw back some booze? While many barbershops offer their clientele whiskey and beer while in the chair, none that we know have an actual speakeasy tucked behind their shop like Blind Barber. So after you’ve been shorn or not (it’s not required), duck through the discreet door in the back to get your drink on at the dimly lit bar. You can also snap up the brand’s invigorating Lemongrass Tea Shampoo & Body Wash and Conditioner ($18 each).Rudy’s Barbershop: Portland, Seattle & Beyond Rather than a cut-and-run kind of atmosphere, Rudy’s modus operandi has always been to cultivate a convivial vibe to encourage its clientele to stay awhile. What started as a stand-alone shop in Seattle has since expanded to multiple locations in its hometown, Portland, New York City, and Los Angeles. Its well-edited apothecary is stocked with niche lines like Le Labo, Malin + Goetz, and Baxter of California. Plus, you can pick up its collaboration with Italian natural haircare company Davines, a trio of shampoo, conditioner and body wash ($64).Hawleywood’s: Southern CaliforniaWith its Rockabilly decor, fittingly twangy soundtrack, and old-timey touches like leather strops, the vibe is decidedly nostalgia sans irony in Donnie Hawley’s three SoCal-based Hawleywood shops. So when he created haircare brand Layrite, it only made sense that Hawley chose designs and formulas that look convincingly like they’ve been around since the 50s. His latest creation, Cement Hair Clay ($19) offer high hold and matte finish, but is water-based so you won’t be left with a headful of gunk post-shower. Neville: Chicago If you haven’t already guessed from the name, Neville is British. They’ve recently crossed the pond. Sort of. Though the outpost isn’t officially christened with the aforementioned name, if you sit at one of the three barbershop chairs within Soho House Chicago’s Cowshed Spa, you will receive the same services using the eponymous products. Third-generation master barber Frank heads up the operation, which offers its Midwesterner clientele a cool Britannia escape amid the concrete jungle. Neville skincare, haircare and shaving offerings use all-natural formulations and come in charming apothecary-like packaging. The latest, a travel kit ($34), offers a chance to try the brand’s bestsellers. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn
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Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), in conversation with Chairman of non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Spanish Town Revival Secretariat, Bishop Dr. Rowan Edwards, when he visited King’s House with members of the Secretariat on February 15, to give an update on this year’s ‘10,000 Men and Their Families March’, to be held on March 10, under the theme ‘We Use What is Right to Correct What is Wrong’. The aim of the march is to encourage residents to rebuild their communities in partnership with the church and business community.