10 months agoArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight back

first_imgArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight backby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal chief Per Mertesacker feels Mesut Ozil still has much to offer manager Unai Emery.Ozil has missed all of the last three games in the Premier League and does not appear to be in Emery’s first-team plans.But Mertesacker expects his fellow German to stay and fight for his place in the team.”Mesut is a player with magical abilities,” he said.“Last time (for the 1-0 won at home to Huddersfield on December 8) he was injured.“Now I’m curious how he fights back. He can still be very valuable to Arsenal.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoWatford captain Deeney: Liverpool still miss Coutinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford captain Deeney: Liverpool still miss Coutinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford captain Troy Deeney feels Liverpool still miss Philippe Coutinho.The Reds sold the Brazilian play-maker for £142million a year ago to Barcelona.Deeney told BBC Radio 5Live after Liverpool’s loss to Man City on Thursday night: “The big difference between the two [teams] is Liverpool lose a Coutinho, Man City don’t lose players. Man City, they let you go when they’re good and ready.”They don’t lose players, I think that’s a huge ingredient as well where if they had a Coutinho they would play him in front of those two holders and then it’s a different dynamic to that whole midfield.”Because all of the players that have been mentioned can get across the ground, they can all cover the distance but have they got that little bit of magic that a Coutinho might have?”Can he whip a free-kick in the top corner that changes the game on its head? So that’s a big difference as well that City don’t lose players, people go on their terms, we’re talking about one per-cent here.”We’re talking about the best two teams in our league, if not in Europe and you can’t make arguments for them being the best.”They lost one player to make a better team but do you add to that to get more quality but you lose the team effect? It’s a real tough situation.” last_img read more

a month agoTalking Tactics: Man Utd crisis looms; Chelsea calm; Wilder flexibility

first_imgTalking Tactics: Man Utd crisis looms; Chelsea calm; Wilder flexibilityby Alex Keblea month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMan City’s 8-0 victory over Watford made the biggest splash of the weekend while Chelsea’s late rally in defeat to Liverpool was the talking point of Sunday, and yet beneath the surface a more interesting story is developing. Manchester United’s defeat, plus Leicester City’s win against Tottenham, suggested that the Big Six may well be broken up this season.Six matches in and only three of the top six are as expected. Bournemouth will probably fall away – their wins and losses always seem to come in streaks under Eddie Howe – but West Ham and Leicester could be there to stay. Here are three tactical talking points from the Premier League action:1) Solskjaer needs to rediscover narrow tactics of early 2019Injuries might have left Man Utd with few attacking options, but their 2-0 loss at West Ham was as much a tactical issue as a personnel one; Solskjaer has emphasised pace on the flanks over the summer in an attempt to mimic the style of football deployed by Alex Ferguson in the 1990s, and the system was entirely inappropriate for this match.When Solskjaer was caretaker manager he looked to funnel attacks through the middle, crowding this area of the pitch to create narrow short-passing attacks via Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, and Jesse Lingard. This now-abandoned approach should be reinstated to give United greater control and purpose. On Sunday, Mata was completed isolated in the number ten zone and therefore forced to move into the channels, where Marcus Rashford also drifted.Consequently West Ham’s defensive shell was barely troubled as the visitors dallied on the ball in harmless wide areas. Solskjaer might be light on numbers, but he should have picked Lingard here and instructed him to stay close to Mata for creative support. What is most damning for Man Utd is that West Ham didn’t even play particularly well. A full-blown crisis looms.2) Smith’s nervousness is making Villa too negativeAston Villa sit 18th in the table and, with one win from six, should begin to worry about their chances of survival this season. Their poor start to the campaign could be highly significant because at the moment manager Dean Smith is being too negative. If Villa develop an inferiority complex they won’t stay up.Just as in the late collapse at Spurs in Villa’s first game of the season, they became very anxious in the final 20 minutes at the Emirates, unnecessarily dropping ultra-deep to absorb pressure despite 10-man Arsenal having performed poorly up until that point. It was being too deep that cost Villa in the end, the defensive mix-up between Tyrone Mings and Neil Taylor that led to Arsenal’s equaliser caused by overcrowding in the six-yard box.Smith should take the blame for his tactical reshuffle. In the 68th minute, just seven after Wesley gave Villa the lead, he substituted the dangerous Trezeguet for Ahmed Elmohamedy, a right-back playing on the wing. It was a very nervous change that set the tone for Villa’s subsequent collapse. The manager must remain brave and confident in matches – or Villa will make a habit of losing leads.3) Chelsea benefit from less frantic tacticsOne of the most important reasons for Chelsea’s porousness this season is their propensity to race out of the blocks, pressing so aggressively that they become tired by the hour mark – when huge gaps in midfield begin to open up. N’Golo Kante’s return to the starting line-up certainly helped solve the problem on Sunday, but as important was Frank Lampard’s tactical change.As in the Super Cup, Chelsea sat much deeper, cautiously allowing Liverpool’s defenders to have the ball and absorbing pressure when necessary. This meant the hosts’ fitness levels were higher towards the end of the match, leading to a final 20 in which Lampard’s side were unlucky not to equalise.Liverpool’s 4-3-3 leaves a lot of space on the flanks because the forwards never track back, so by keeping themselves fit – and in the contest – Chelsea were able to exploit this late on; Trent Alexander-Arnold was repeatedly overwhelmed down Mohamed Salah’s side. In future, Klopp must respond quicker, switching to a more resilient back three far earlier than his injury-time change.Best of the Week – Sheff Utd’s tactical versatility in denying EvertonChris Wilder’s side like to play with the ball, their 3-5-2 a complex formation involving frequent positional swaps and, of course, overlapping centre-backs. However, none of that was on display at Goodison Park where Sheffield United sat back and defended doggedly. They held a meagre 30% possession, grinding out a 2-0 win despite having just two shots on goal all match.Wilder was clearly banking on Everton’s poor chance conversion – and he was right to do so. Moise Kean needs more time to adapt to English football while Richarlison is only really dangerous with space to run into, which explains why United were able to hold firm. Their tactical adaptability puts them in a very strong position to avoid relegation.Worst of the Week – Watford’s passivity at the EtihadThe scars of their 6-0 defeat in the FA Cup final clearly hadn’t healed, because Watford weren’t just defensive at the Etihad, they were completely passive. Their tactics appeared to be: sit deep, retreat even deeper, and wait for City to score. There was no pressure on the ball and no sense of resolve.Man City’s opener within the first minute of the match summed it up. Kevin de Bruyne has been peeling off to the right wing all season, and yet when he did so on Saturday he found acres of space to cross for David Silva’s goal. That’s because Will Hughes, nominally a left midfielder, had already dropped unnecessarily into defence to make a back five – marking no-one. TagsOpinionAbout the authorAlex Keble FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days ago​Bayern Munich target Birmingham City whizkid Bellingham

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Bayern Munich target Birmingham City whizkid Bellinghamby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich are showing an interest in signing Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City.The 16-year-old has already been earning rave reviews for his performances in the Championship.And The Sun reporters that Bellingham is among a crop of youngsters that Bayern would love to have at the Allianz Arena.The England under-17 international has two goals in six games for Birmingham this term.Unfortunately for Bayern, he was not in the starting line up for his side’s last two matches. last_img

13 hours agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer hails ‘man-of-the-match’ Williams

first_imgMan Utd manager Solskjaer hails ‘man-of-the-match’ Williamsby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with the performance of James Garner and Brandon Williams in the 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.The two teenagers were thrown into the deep end in Serbia, with Solskjaer giving his man-of-the-match vote to fullback Williams.He said: “I thought Jimmy grew into the game, did really well in the end got tired in the end which is normal. And Brandon MOTM absolutely excellent, fantastic attitude, great defending, great in the air, gets us the pen by driving the ball forward, brace, we have found a left back there.”The atmosphere was excellent, intimidating but we gave them loads of encouragement our players had to step up and calm the crowd down we couldn’t but Brandon I don’t think he put a foot wrong.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cardale Jones Celebrates Win, Fans Tell Him To “Jump Off A Cliff” Or “Go Commit A Felony” On Twitter

first_imgCardale Jones pumping up the crowd before the game.Cardale JonesOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones hasn’t had an incredible season for the defending champions, but he is still 8-0 as a starter. Apparently, it isn’t enough for some Buckeyes supporters – if you want to call them that.Saturday night, after Jones and the Buckeyes posted a 34-27 victory over Indiana, Jones took to Twitter to celebrate the win. He was greeted with some not-so-friendly responses.S/O to them Bucks 5-0— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ imagine how good they’d be without you— Kori Bogard (@kdbogard) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ you garbage. JT should b the starter— Juicy G (@FaceAssBoii1) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ Your backup is better— Michael (@MikeAMadeIt) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ No thanks to you— Shawn Gunnoe (@lowesman2656) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ jt needs to start.. You can’t handle this team.. Your horrible bro— kyle karstetter (@kylekarstetter) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ you shouldn’t even be the starter!— Jeremy Wherle (@JWherle) October 4, 2015@CJ12_ You’re bad.— Aaron (@23OHara) October 4, 2015Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 10.59.50 AM Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.00.54 AMCan someone explain how this “Making an idiot out of myself will make me feel better” thing is supposed to work? pic.twitter.com/b3X1uNMizG— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) October 4, 2015It should be noted that there were also dozens of positive messages tweeted to Jones in response.On the afternoon, Jones finished 18-of-27 for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Certainly not his best – but certainly not deserving of what was tweeted his way.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

Daniel Tosh Ripped Lane Kiffin, Again

first_imgA closeup of Lane Kiffin wearing all white alabama clothing.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 18: Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches action prior to the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Daniel Tosh trolls Lane Kiffin big time in the second edition of Kiffin’s Krimson Korner.Daniel Tosh doesn’t hold back, and over the past year or so the comedian has taken his shots at both Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.Back on Sept. 24 of last year, there were a fair share of rumors out there that Kiffin was going to be fired by Alabama. Tosh addressed the rumors circulating around the former Tennessee head coach and put his humorous spin on the whole situation.Now Tosh has come out with the second edition of his “Kiffin’s Krimson Korner” skit. Tosh, who looks a lot of like Kiffin actually, takes a few phone calls with the main focus on his now ex-wife Layla.Tosh even takes a shot at former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who now helps out with the offense at Alabama.Warning: some of the language used may be considered NSFW.It’s a funny skit, but you have to wonder if Alabama fans think that as well.last_img read more

Video: Texas Tech Returns Goal-Line Fumble 100 Yards For Touchdown

first_imgTexas Tech returns a fumble 100 yards.Twitter/@TexasTechFBThe Longhorns looked like they were going to take the lead with a 24-yard touchdown run, then the worst possible thing happened.Texas looked to be in scoring position on the Texas Tech 24-yard line when they handed off to D’Onta Foreman. He was rumbling down the field, legs churning as he pushed the pile all the way to the goal line. Then, some really, really bad things happened. Just watch.We could try to explain what happened, but you can just watch it instead. #WreckEm https://t.co/PQJucBpuTa— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) November 5, 2016Uhhh, that couldn’t have gone any worse. It really couldn’t have.First, Foreman gets the football stripped by Doug Coleman at what appears to be the literal inch before he’s able to break the plane of the goal line. Then, Coleman takes the fumble 100 yards the other way for a touchdown.It’s been a year of highs and lows for Texas fans, and this play is their season in a microcosm.Miraculously, Texas currently leads Texas Tech, 24-23.last_img read more

Here’s A List Of The Items Jeremy Sprinkle Reportedly Shoplifted From Belk

first_imgJeremy Sprinkle running past a TCU defender.Twitter/@Ben__Creighton Here’s a list of the items that Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle reportedly attempted to shoplift from Belk.Thursday afternoon, it was reported that Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle would be missing his final collegiate game – the Belk Bowl – due to suspension. The reason? Sprinkle, according to police, shoplifted from Belk during a team shopping spree earlier in the week.In short, Sprinkle is reported to have taken more in merchandise than the $450 gift card he was allotted.Here’s a list of the items Sprinkle reportedly tried to shoplift, per WFAA’s Mark Lane. It’s mostly clothes and wallets.Here’s what Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle shoplifted according to Charlotte police: pic.twitter.com/AxDK39LR5l— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) December 29, 2016There’s no word on whether Sprinkle will face legal repercussions.last_img read more

Man Utd need to do f*cking better! – Berbatov

first_imgManchester United need to accept that they must “be f*cking better”, says Dimitar Berbatov, with a forgettable finish to the 2018-19 campaign still fresh in the memory.The Red Devils stumbled over the line last season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enduring a nightmare run after an initial honeymoon period in the Old Trafford hot-seat.Wolves proved to be a serious thorn in the Norwegian’s side, with two losses suffered during trips to Molineux in Premier League and FA Cup competition. 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? Those reversals formed part of a stumble which included eight setbacks in 11 games, with United finishing in sixth place and without a major honour for a second year in a row.They are now preparing to head back to the West Midlands, and Berbatov is looking for Solskjaer’s side to prove that they have learned their lessons and are a different beast in 2019-20.The former Red Devils striker told the Daily Star: “There’s only one thing I’d like to see – a better performance than last season.“The way we finished was disappointing. So this season, hopefully they can perform better.“Not only one player but everybody as a group.“They must say to themselves ‘ok, we need to be f*cking better’.”Anthony Martial Marcus Rashford Manchester United vs Chelsea 2019-20United were able to raise their game for a season opener against Chelsea, with a clinical display seeing them run out 4-0 winners over the Blues.Summer signings made an instant impact at Old Trafford in that contest, with Berbatov hoping to see more of the same from key men at Molineux.He added to Betfair: “United were better than I expected them to be against Chelsea and I think many United fans were surprised by the quality of the performance. “Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were unbelievably commanding in defence while [Marcus] Rashford and Anthony Martial showed a strong understanding up front.“They are two intelligent young forwards and as long as they communicate they can be deadly together.“Rashford’s finishing was exquisite while Martial scored a typical number nine’s goal that showed he’s got what it takes to wear my old shirt.”United are due to face Wolves on Monday, with their meeting wrapping up the second round of fixtures in the English top-flight. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Releases Its Preseason Top 25

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)College football season is weeks away from starting. As the days dwindle down to opening weekend, more preseason top 25 polls will be unveiled.The Coaches Poll’ was released last week. The AP is set to drop its final preseason top 25 on August 20, and today, Sports Illustrated dropped its latest rankings.Not surprisingly, Clemson and Alabama are the top two teams on the list. But what is interesting is that SI is putting the Tigers No. 1 ahead of the defending national champions.You can see the rest of the top 10 below:ClemsonAlabamaWisconsinWashingtonOklahomaGeorgiaPenn StateAuburnOhio StateWest VirginiaLooking at this list, the two things that stand out the most–besides Clemson topping Alabama–are the rankings for Ohio State and West Virginia. Sports Illustrated is very high on the Mountaineers, who are regarded as a consensus top-25 team but haven’t been in the top 10 in many other preseason ratings.Also, it is fair to wonder if Ohio State was dropped a few slots due to the ongoing situation involving Urban Meyer. Wisconsin and Penn State are both top-10 teams, but the Buckeyes being ranked behind both in the preseason is noteworthy.You can view the entire SI top 25 and team breakdowns here.For a look at The Spun’s preseason top 25, click here.last_img read more

Upset Alert: A Top 10 Team Is On The Ropes Tonight

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 16, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 60-35. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Penn State is set to host Ohio State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. next Saturday night. It should be one of the biggest games of the 2018 college football season.The Nittany Lions have to get past Illinois tonight, though. And that’s proving to be more difficult than imagined.Penn State is officially on upset alert at halftime.It’s No. 10 Penn State 21, Illinois 17 through two quarters.2⃣ more to play. ➡️#PSUvsILL #WeAre pic.twitter.com/PkTDWqeLcP— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 22, 2018Penn State has been a second half team all season, so it won’t be surprising if the Nittany Lions pull away with relative ease over the final two quarters. The Illini have played really strong through two quarters, though.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Report Addresses Notre Dame QB Ian Book Suspension Rumor

first_imgIan Book throws a pass for Notre Dame.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame fans riding high off the Irish’s 6-0 start are holding their breath this evening. The reason: an internet rumor claiming starting quarterback Ian Book was set to be suspended soon.According to the rumor, Book, who has looked tremendous in three games since taking over as Notre Dame’s starter, was guilty of some type of academic impropriety. His punishment would be announced in the coming days.Naturally, this set off alarm bells throughout the fan base. Losing Book would be a major blow.Fortunately, it doesn’t appear this rumor has any validity to it, according to one report. Per One Foot Down, the Notre Dame SB Nation site, Book is not under any threat of suspension.Assuming this report is accurate, Irish fans can exhale.According to multiple sources at Notre Dame, Ian Book is not under the threat of suspension.— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown) October 8, 2018However, a subsequent tweet from OFD didn’t exactly rule out that Book may have done something he shouldn’t have.Just to top this off a bit… things happen in school. Sometimes a student messes up. A lot of times that just means that student has to deal with the professor and department. It doesn’t always go THREAT LEVEL DEAD. I have no confirmed details, so take this fwiw.— One Foot Down (@OneFootDown) October 8, 2018Stay tuned for more clarification on this.last_img read more

Former Ohio State Star Trashes Michigan Player During Game

first_imgurban meyer hugs michael thomas during ohio state's win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Michael Thomas #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with head coach Urban Meyer after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)In what was supposed to be the best game of the day, Ohio State is blowing out Michigan in Columbus on Saturday afternoon. The Buckeyes lead 21-6 thanks to three touchdown passes from quarterback Dwayne Haskins.Two of those touchdown passes came against Michigan corner Brandon Watson. Watson has struggled in pass coverage today and got called out by former Ohio State star Michael Thomas.Thomas took to Twitter with a message for the Ohio State offense: attack No. 28.Go at #28 lol he look even weaker live ?? #GoBucks— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 24, 2018Thomas, who stars for the New Orleans Saints, was in town to watch the Buckeyes take on their bitter rival.Can Michigan make a comeback? Or will Ohio State make it seven-straight against the Wolverines?Stay tuned.last_img read more

Iowa Flips LB From Big 12 Program

first_imgKirk Ferentz wearing an Iowa pullover.EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)Yahweh Jeudy was always set to leave his native Florida for the Midwest. Instead of Kansas State, where he had been committed, he will do so to play for Iowa football.With Bill Snyder’s retirement, Jeudy started looking around for other options.Yahweh Jeudy settled on Iowa football, citing the coaching staff’s ability to develop players.From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:“It was a big influence,” Jeudy said. “Without a leader, you don’t really know where you’re headed. But I hope the best for K-State. I appreciate them recruiting me. It’s just Iowa was the best fit for me.”Jeudy is a three-star composite player per 247Sports. The site has him as the No. 1725 player in the country.He is the No. 124 outside linebacker in the class of 2019, and the No. 228 player in Florida.He’s also ready to adapt to the Midwest after growing up in the football hotbed of South Florida:“I liked their history and the development program there, the foundation of the coaching staff, things like that,” “And Iowa itself, actually. After you land from the airport and see cornfields for 10 miles, there’s a city. … I liked Iowa. It impressed me.”“That’s a big transition, definitely, but it’s less distractions. I’ll be able to thrive and things like that. I’ll be able to do 100 percent on football and education, so that’s good.”Jeudy visited Iowa City last weekend ahead of this flip. He is one of 20 players to sign with the Hawkeyes today.[South Florida Sun-Sentinel]last_img read more

Mother Of UCF QB McKenzie Milton Issues New Injury Update

first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The road to recovery has been long for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton after he suffered a season-ending knee injury during the 2018 college football season. The UCF quarterback led his team to an incredible winning streak before suffering the freak injury.After the season ESPN reported that the Knights remain hopeful that Milton will be able to play during the 2019 football season. “The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right knee injury in November against USF,” ESPN’s Mitch Sherman said.Milton has already undergone several surgeries on his leg and now he’s headed for another. Milton’s mom posted a video to social media saying “on the way to surgery!”On the way to surgery! pic.twitter.com/tULwWA6pPW— TeresaMilton (@milton6teresa) January 23, 2019Milton’s status for the 2019 season remains unknown, however, the team added a star quarterback transfer.Former Notre Dame starter Brandon Wimbush announced his transfer to the Knights earlier this year. As a graduate transfer, Wimbush is eligible to play for UCF immediately, though we’ll have to wait and see how the quarterback competition shakes out with Milton returning from injury.Milton has been in rehab since the injury and was spotted doing leg presses with limited weight earlier this year.last_img read more

DC vs CSK: Dwayne Bravo scripts Chennai’s 2nd successive victory

first_img graphs advertisement scorecard commentary DC vs CSK: Dwayne Bravo scripts Chennai’s 2nd successive victoryIPL 2019: Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson and Suresh Raina highlighted a 6-wicket win for Chennai Super Kings over Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. This was CSK’s second successive victory this season.center_img view more view less No data available! Rajarshi Gupta March 26, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 10:28 IST Dwayne Bravo shined with the ball as he picked up three wickets for 33 runs from his four overs (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in Delhi on TuesdayCSK moved to the top of the table with two wins in two matchesShane Watson and Suresh Raina shared a quick 52-run stand for the 2nd wicketChennai Super Kings stormed to their second successive win in the 2019 Indian Premier League when they crushed Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday. Chasing 148, CSK reached home with just 2 balls to spare. On Saturday, CSK had won the opening game of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets.Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions, are the oldest team in this IPL but their experience towers above the rest. On Tuesday, they withstood an assault from Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. Both young men were dismissed in the 20s and Shikhar Dhawan’s 51 was too slow to make a real impact.Three days ago, Chennai had chased down 71 but they took their time on a sluggish pitch. Tonight was different. They lost Ambati Rayudu early but Shane Watson (44) and Suresh Raina (30) laid the foundation for the chase with cameos. Both of them fell to Amit Mishra. But both Watson and Raina had done a commendable job – when Raina departed in the 11th over, CSK needed only 50 off 58 balls with 7 wickets in hand.Earlier, Delhi Capitals won the toss, opted to bat and got off to a strong start courtesy of Prithvi Shaw.Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir have had better days on the field for CSK but Harbhajan Singh stepped up again as did Ravindra Jadeja – the two spinners helped Chennai apply the squeeze in the middle overs to keep Delhi under pressure.The star turn came from Dwayne Bravo who picked 3 for 33 off his 4 overs. He dismissed the dangerous Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram in the spcae of three balls before removing Shikhar Dhawan.advertisementAxar Patel and Rahul Tewatia tried hard but they could not get Delhi past 150.Against a strong batting line-up, Delhi Capitals needed an exceptional bowling performance. When Ishant Sharma removed Ambati Rayudu in the third over, the hosts would have hoped for a while. But Shane Watson and Suresh Raina added 52 for the second wicket off only 4 overs to put the game beyond Delhi’s reach.Chennai Super Kings will now return home to host Rajasthan Royals on Sunday while Delhi Capitals will play Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Also Read | Lost at Feroz Shah Kotla: Shane Watson hits a six and bye bye ballFor 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 IPL 2019Follow DC vs CSKFollow match reportFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super Kingslast_img read more

Australia will play on our strengths in 2019 ICC World Cup: Alex Carey

first_img Asian News International LondonMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 18:20 IST Alex Carey said Australia are feeling confident going in the 2019 ICC World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlex Carey said Australia will play to their own strengths at 2019 World CupCarey said that experience of World Cup in the team management will help themAustralia opne their World Cup 2019 campaign against Afghanistan on June 1Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey stated that his team will focus on playing on their strengths rather than changing their game plans according to the oppositions in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup.”We have got a certain game style which has been successful in the last eight games, against quality opposition. For us, it is playing to our strengths. Every team in the World Cup has got their strengths. We aren’t too much about opposition’s game style. That’s where we get distracted from what we are really good at,” ICC quoted Carey, as saying.”So for us, it’s building on our success in the last few months. David [Warner] and Steve [Smith] come back in. Quality players. Aaron Finch is in really good form. Our quicks [are in good form as well]. We got a lot of exciting players,” he added.Other than having ‘exciting players’, Carey feels confident going in the premier tournament along with the former World Cup winners, Ricky Ponting (Assistant coach) and Brad Haddin (fielding coach), who will be in their support staff.”We’ve got a lot of knowledge. Brad Haddin played in the last World Cup, we’ve got Ricky Ponting coming in, we’ve got a number of players who played in that last World Cup,” he said.”We’ve got lots of knowledge around the group of guys to access. When we get into it, that’s when the high-pressure [experience] comes into it,” Carey added.Australia will face Afghanistan in their first World Cup 2019 clash on June 1.advertisementAlso Read | Stand by: Official 2019 ICC World Cup song releasedAlso Read | World Cup 2019 winners to earn USD 4 millionFor 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 Australia will play on our strengths in 2019 ICC World Cup: Alex CareyAlex Carey said that Australia will be playing to their own strengths at the 2019 ICC World Cup, rather than be pulled into other teams’ gameplans.advertisementlast_img read more

Emiliano Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash

first_img Next Reuters LondonAugust 14, 2019UPDATED: August 14, 2019 20:03 IST Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala was flying from Nantes to Wales when the aircraft disappeared over English Channel. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEmiliano Sala’s blood showed high levels of carbon monoxide: ReportsSala was flying from western France to Wales when his aircraft disappearedHis body was recovered when the wreckage of the plane was finally discovered about two weeks laterArgentine football player Emiliano Sala’s blood showed high levels of carbon monoxide, air accident investigators said on Wednesday, and it was likely the pilot of the plane flying him to Britain had also been exposed before their fatal crash.Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel in January.His body was recovered when the wreckage of the plane was finally discovered about two weeks later.A special bulletin from Britain’s Air Accident Investigation Branch said toxicology tests on his blood had shown that Sala had a saturation level of 58% of carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb), a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) and haemoglobin.Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to damage to the brain, heart and nervous system and a COHb level of over 50% is considered to be potentially fatal, causing seizure, unconsciousness or a heart attack.In this type of aircraft, the cockpit is not separated from the cabin and it is considered likely that the pilot would also have been affected to some extent by exposure to CO, the report said.It is clear from the symptoms that exposure to CO can reduce or inhibit a pilot’s ability to fly an aircraft depending on the level of that exposure.Sala’s family said a detailed examination of the plane wreckage was needed to determine how the gas was able to leak into the cabin.That dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide have been found in Emiliano’s body raises many questions for the family. How he died will be determined at the inquest in due course, they said in a statement.advertisementFuture air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue.The AAIB said its investigations were continuing and that a final report would be published in due course.Also Read | Emiliano Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial useAlso Read | Family, teammates and fans attend Emiliano Sala funeral and special memorial in ProgresoAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Sala plane crash Emiliano Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crashEmiliano Sala was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel in January. His body was recovered when the wreckage of the plane was finally discovered about two weeks later.advertisementlast_img read more

Team Nawabzade win Free Fire India Today League, to represent India in Brazil

first_imgTeam Nawabzade win Free Fire India Today League, to represent India in BrazilFree Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade won the grand finale at Siri Fort. Nightmare finished 1st runners-up while Namooney took the 3rd positionadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 22:51 IST Team Nawabzade with the winners trophy. (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTeam Nawabzade emerged the winner of the Free Fire India Today LeagueNawabzade took home Rs 8.5 Lakh while the 2nd and 3rd team won Rs 4 Lakh and Rs 2 Lakh respectivelyTeam Nawabzade will represent India in a global tournament called the Free Fire World SeriesTeam Nawabzade won the Free Fire India Today League grand finale on Saturday to take home a whopping prize money of Rs 8.5 Lakh. They will next represent India in a global tournament called the Free Fire World Series that will be held in Brazil in November.After some rigrous e-gaming that ran through 8 maps, team Nawabzade emerged winner with maximum number of points (2235 points) from the 12 teams, consisting 48 players, that participated in the Free Fire India Today League.Nightmare finished 1st runners-up with 2060 points while Namooney took the 3rd position with 1085 points.The 2nd, 3rd and 4th-placed teams will get Rs 4 Lakh, Rs 2 Lakh and Rs 1 Lakh, respectively.Incidentally, Nawabzade finished on top despite securing 0 kills in the first and the last series. The tactic of one of Nawabzade’s players talking to water in the final series backfired. They finished 9th in the final series, helping build tension at the Siri Fort. However, they held on to the winning lead thanks to some fine performances in the previous series. Team Namooney were the first team to claim Booyah in Map 1 (Bermuda) with 10 total kills and 500 points whereas Team Nawabzade got second Booyah on Map 2 (Purgatory) with 560 points and a total of 13 kills.Team Nawabzade got the second Booyah on Map 2 (Purgatory) with 560 points and a total of 13 kills followed by Namooney, Nightmare, Hawk’s, No Mercy, Mossaad, Kingz God, Royal Beasts, Valerian, WAG, Thugs of India and Punisher YT.Team Punisher YT were the one to claim Booyah in Map 3 (Bermuda) with 7 kills and 440 points. Team Nightmare then clinched two successive Booyahs in Map 4 (Purgatory) with 7 kills and 440 points.advertisement Team Nawabzade took their second Booyah in Map 6 with 19 kills and 580 points while Team No Mercy won their first Booyah in Map 7.Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was also present at the final held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi where, he, along with Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief India Today Group, unveiled the Free Fire India Today League trophy.”The launching of Free Fire India Today League.. I can clearly foresee the shape it will attain in a few months. The staggering prize money in Brazil.. the fact that this game can generate so much money.. Our players are going to become rich also. My best wishes to the entire team and all the best for your game. I complement the India Today Group for the initiative. As Sports Minister, I am there with you,” Rijiju said at the event.The Biggest Free Fire Battle Royale League in India was launched together by India Today and Garena. With Battle Royale games gaining huge popularity in the country, the Free Fire India Today League is seen as a massive push to promote esports.Also Read | Aroon Purie, Kiren Rijiju unveil Free Fire India Today League trophyAlso Read | eSports can be a career option, say Free Fire India Today League finalistsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Nextlast_img read more