Arsenal kid Bukayo Saka thrilled to make Premier League debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBukayo Saka was thrilled to make his Premier League debut in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham.Saka replaced Alex Iwobi with three minutes remaining in our 4-1 win over Fulham, adding to his two appearances in the Europa League late last year.“Right now I’m feeling so happy,” he said. “I feel blessed to have made my debut and get minutes on the pitch. I just want to thank my family, my friends and everyone at the club who’s helped me to get to this stage.“It’s been a tough stage, a long stage, but through hard work and determination I managed to get here.“I’m not stopping now. I’m very hungry. I just want to work hard with every chance I get. In training I just want to impress the coach so I can get back on the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari: Isco can play anywhereby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists he has no set position for Isco.Solari was happy with the midfielder for the 2-2 draw with Villareal.He said, “I believe that Isco’s a player with that much quality that he can operate anywhere on the pitch. “Sometimes it’s not all about making the difference with pace, but rather by using your quality, creativity and technique. “Each player has their own qualities.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Chelsea in contact for Brescia whiz Sandro Tonaliby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrescia could double the price of Sandro Tonali by the end of the season.Il Mattino says Brescia president Massimo Cellino slapped a €30m price-tag on the teen over the summer.However, after a full season in Serie A, Cellino is expected to seek double that valuation next summer.Juventus, Napoli, Inter Milan, Roma, Manchester City, Chelsea and Monaco are all in contact with Cellino.It’s been suggested Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on Tonali, likening him to Andrea Pirlo, whose career he launched at AC Milan.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Dinamo Zagreb made it difficultby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised Champions League opponents Dinamo Zagreb after last night’s win.City encountered a stubborn Dinamo defence at the Etihad Stadium, who were eventually unlocked by what has become a trademark Guardiola move.Having worked the ball wide, Riyad Mahrez played it across the face of goal and Raheem Sterling, as he so often is, was there to bundle it home.For the Catalan, it is the perfect way to score and he admitted the visitor’s resolute defending made the goal even sweeter.“We don’t have big headers for crosses,” added the boss.“We play that way for the quality of the players we have in small spaces.“We believe when you attack inside and put a ball wide and people arrive for the cross, that’s the best way to score a goal.“It was really nice, but they defended so well. Even for the goal the defender was there. They were so good.“I didn’t expect them to play so deep, because they didn’t have a shot on target, apart from one or two set pieces.“But what they did in that part of the pitch was so good. They won duels and anticipated all the time.“They deserve a lot of credit. That’s why it was an incredible battle.”
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the nation for many reasons, not the least of which is their offense led by QB Tua Tagovailoa. But the Oklahoma Sooners have had a few offensive explosions of their own this year, and at least one analyst thinks the Sooners have an edge over Alabama.On the Paul Finebaum Show, ESPN Big 12 reporter Jake Trotter claimed that Oklahoma’s offense was better than Alabama’s “by a slight margin.”“I think Oklahoma’s offense is better than Alabama’s offense by a slight margin,” Trotter said.Alabama is averaging 48.6 points per game, while Oklahoma is averaging 49.0 points per game.”I think Oklahoma’s offense is better than Alabama’s offense by a slight margin” – @Jake_TrotterAgree or disagree? pic.twitter.com/5dGU75Il3G— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 12, 2018One key difference between Alabama and Oklahoma has been their defenses. Alabama’s is second in the country in points allowed (12.7) while Oklahoma’s is 83rd, allowing 29.8 points per game.It might not matter if the Sooners have the better offense or not though. If Oklahoma doesn’t make it to the College Football Playoff, they won’t have a chance to prove it against Alabama.The Sooners are currently ranked No. 6 and will need help to make it into the top four.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is getting ready to coach the final game of his career, with the Buckeyes preparing for the Rose Bowl contest against Washington.Meyer has said that he doesn’t want to do too much reflecting on his career until after the Rose Bowl, as he wants all of the focus to be on the Huskies.However, Ohio State’s head coach did boast about one aspect of his time in Columbus while speaking to reporters tonight.Of course, it’s about Michigan.“Knowing we went 7-0 against our rivals; of all the really cool things we’ve been a part of as a staff the last seven years, I don’t know if we could top that. That’s the respect that I have for that rivalry,” Meyer said.Urban Meyer on going unbeaten as Ohio State’s coach against Michigan: “Knowing we went 7-0 against our rivals; of all the really cool things we’ve been a part of as a staff the last seven years, I don’t know if we could top that. That’s the respect that I have for that rivalry.”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) December 27, 2018Meyer will finish his Ohio State career as successful against Michigan as any coach in Buckeyes’ history.Ohio State is set to play Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on as the Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second half at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The news of Art Briles becoming a coach once again hasn’t been out for a full day, yet it already has the majority of people on social media enraged.On Friday, Mount Vernon in Texas announced that Briles will become the football team’s head coach for next season. The former coach of the Baylor Bears was fired for the school’s sexual assault scandal that took place.In the press release, Mount Vernon said “We are pleased to welcome coach Briles back to Texas. He brings with him a wealth of not only football experience but also life experience.”Just the thought of Briles coaching at the high school level has brought out a plethora of negative reviews, but the way Mount Vernon handled the situation has drawn even more attention. The timing of the announcement has led many people to believe that Mount Vernon tried to bury the hiring.With the school year coming to an end very soon and Memorial Day weekend upon us, the news of Briles getting hired almost slipped through the cracks.Now, most sports analysts and writers are unleashing on Mount Vernon for dumping the news late on Friday.Art Briles gets hired at dinnertime on Friday before Memorial Day weekend. News dump of all news dumps.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 24, 2019Mount Vernon announced the hire of Art Briles on a Friday evening, going into a holiday weekend, right as the school year is winding to a close.They made EVERY effort to bury this.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 25, 2019The Friday before Memorial Day news dump is a big one …… Art Briles is coaching again, and it’s for a Texas High School.Seriously, he is https://t.co/bM9b481Kz4— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 25, 2019During his time as the coach at Baylor, Briles led his team to an overall 65-37 record.Fans won’t argue against Briles’ ability to coach, especially on the offensive side of the football, but his actions at the collegiate level have made him a controversial figure in the sports world.
IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 23: Running back Devine Ozigbo #22 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs up the field in the second half against defensive end Anthony Nelson #98 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, on November 23, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)No sub-.500 team enters the 2019 season with the hype of Nebraska football. The Huskers showed serious development in the second half of last season, including a tough loss against Big Ten West rival Iowa.The Huskers and Hawkeyes enter the year as co-favorites to win the division. While it hasn’t really happened to this point during Nebraska’s tenure in the Big Ten, there is increased talk about the two forming a true rivalry in the Big Ten West.The Athletic‘s Scott Dochterman went deep on the budding rivalry, calling it the “best new rivalry” in the sport since conference realignment shook things up earlier this decade.The piece, which is behind the site’s paywall, leads off with an anecdote from a Michael Buble concert in Lincoln, of all things. “I know it was a tough year, but coach (Scott) Frost is going to take this thing, maybe not next year, but the year after, you guys are going to be bad, bad asses,” Buble told concertgoers. “You guys know that.“So, suck on that, Iowa!”Iowa-Nebraska: How a shared border, free beer and Christmas crooner Michael Buble has turned fans’ emotions from mild disdain to realignment’s best new rivalry @TheAthleticCFB https://t.co/R6VXB3xcfv— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) July 23, 2019Iowa fans have an established rival in Iowa State, but would probably welcome a true Big Ten rivalry. Nebraska, meanwhile left behind its most meaningful series, like Oklahoma and Colorado, when it left the Big 12.Still, many Husker fans were not a fan of Dochterman saying that this was a true rivalry for the Huskers.🙂 pic.twitter.com/YStyi2mQ5l— Paula Lavigne (@pinepaula) July 23, 2019It’s more of a rivalry w/ Iowa fans than Nebraska. I live in the NW part of Iowa & Iowa fans literally hate Nebraska w/ a passion. They talk more about Nebraska than they do Iowa. Yes Iowa has beatin NU 4 straight years but let’s remember NU had 3 losing seasons in that timeframe— Brett Johnson (@Dewiz_45) July 29, 2019Iowa wants this rivalry so much more than Nebraska does. You can’t trash talk your way into one. Until Iowa wins anything of value (which they haven’t) they’ll just be another game. Nebraska has their sights on something much bigger than a dumb corporate sponsored rivalry trophy— Andrew Kinne (@akinne_47) July 29, 2019Iowa sports anchor Andy Fales flipped the argument on Nebraska, saying that it only isn’t a rivalry because of the Huskers’ recent struggles.Fales, of WHO-TV in Des Moines, fired back at the notion in his “What’s Bugging Andy” segment. Per Fales, he saw Nebraska fans that were offended by the thought, calling Husker fans “mouth breathers” over the reaction.“Nebraska fans were somehow offended. You’d have thought Dochterman told them they couldn’t park in their yards anymore. They lit up his Twitter feed with mouth-breathing calls of ‘BS’ and ‘fake news,’ appalled that Scott had the gall to even suggest that Iowa and Nebraska are even rivals.”Whats Bugging Andy: Is Iowa-Nebraska a rivalry? According to Husker fans, no. @AndyFales sets the record straight. pic.twitter.com/ovIWYPdeyM— SoundOFF (@SoundOFF13) July 29, 2019Fales goes on to argue that the only reason the rivalry isn’t established is thanks to the Hawkeyes’ recent dominance of the series, and not because of anything that Nebraska has done.“They’re not wrong. They’re in denial and stuck in the 90s, but they’re not wrong. To have a rivalry, you need a back-and-forth. Iowa has won four-straight and five-of-six… If Iowa and Nebraska are rivals, then so are Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri…“They don’t want Iowa as a rival, they think they’re above Iowa… Bowl season last year? The Hawkeyes were playing in the Outback. You merely…played out back, in an empty lot, dreaming of Tommie Frazier and the days when the only thing more foreign than losing was a forward pass.”Finally, he wrapped up his segment by admitting that he is rooting for the Huskers to improve, as he would like to see the Iowa-Nebraska rivalry bud into something special, as college football is at its best when heated rivalries dot the landscape.“Well it’s 2019, Scott Dochterman is right, this rivalry is set to take off and Nebraska should improve, a lot, fast. And whether you like Nebraska or like Iowa, you should be hoping for all of that, because in-conference, regional rivalries are what college football fans, all of them, should embrace.”That last point is one that most should be able to get behind.
Michigan, after surviving Army in overtime, will probably slide a few slots. Meanwhile, the aforementioned Terrapins will likely slide into the poll.Here’s what we think the top 25 will look like on Monday afternoon:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaOklahomaOhio StateLSUNotre DameAuburnFloridaMichiganUtahTexasPenn StateWashington (plays Cal tonight)OregonTexas A&MWisconsinUCFMichigan StateIowaWashington StateMarylandStanford (plays USC tonight)Boise StateIowa StateCollege football fans – do we have it right? ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Week two of the 2019 college football season will wrap up in just a few hours. Let’s go ahead and predict what we think we’ll see in the AP Poll on Monday afternoon.Clemson, the No. 1 team in the country, faced a stiff test from No. 12 Texas A&M on Saturday, but passed. The Tigers, at home, prevailed, 24-10, behind a few big plays from Trevor Lawrence and a stingy defense.The other big game of the week featured No. 6 LSU vs. No. 9 Texas in Austin. The Tigers, behind an all-time performance from quarterback Joe Burrow, scored a huge road win.Two ranked teams lost to unranked opponents. No. 21 Syracuse was routed by Maryland, 63-20. No. 25 Nebraska, meanwhile, blew a big lead against Colorado and fell in overtime, 34-31.
World Cup 2019: Teams will be wary of India’s bowling attack, says Bhuvneshwar KumarIndia pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also opened up on the competition for spots in the playing XI, given the impressive comeback of Mohammed Shami and the superlative form of Jasprit Bumrah. India begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on June 5 in Southamptonadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 14:47 IST India will have three frontline pacers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami at the World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar said India have the attack to do well in all conditionsBhuvneshwar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are India’s frontline pacers at World Cup 2019The Indian bowling attack has grown from strength to strength: BhuvneshwarIndia pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has talked up the firepower in the team’s bowling unit, saying the Indian bowlers’ ability to be potent both at the start and the death will augur well even in flat pitches in the United Kingdom during the World Cup.Scores of 300-plus are being posted day in and day out in England and Wales as the pitches have been assisting batsmen in England. For instance, Pakistan and England batsmen have been relishing the conditions in England in an ongoing ODI series as scores of 350-plus have been posted with ease.Nonetheless, India were able to keep the English batsmen relatively quiet during a three-match ODI series in the Old Blighty in 2018.With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami proving effective both with the new ball and at the death, India are banking on their bowling firepower to get the job done at the World Cup, starting May 30 in the UK.Moreover, India’s wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been picking wickets in the middle overs and have managed to put a break on the opposition’s scoring rate consistently.”I agree that pitches in England in the last few years have been flat, but teams will be wary of India’s bowling unit since we can be potent both at the start and at the death. It will all boil down to how we execute the plans on the given day,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar told The Times of India.He added: “Our performances over the last few years speak for us. The Indian bowling attack has grown from strength to strength. Today, we can say that our pace attack can make an impact on any surface.”advertisementMohammed Shami’s comeback into the ODI side and the subsequent consistent performances has increased the competition among the pacers for spots in the playing XI and Bhuvneshwar Kumar insists the situation is healthy.Bhuvneshwar suffered injury concerns in 2018 and struggled to make impacts in the opportunities that came his way. In 24 matches since the start of the 2018 season, the right-arm pacer has picked up just 20 wickets at a cumulative average of 35.58.Bhuvneshwar failed to impress in IPL 2019 as well as he was expensive, conceding at 7.81 from 15 matches. Nonetheless, the Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer is confident he will be able to shine in English conditions during the World Cup.”Each one of us has our own strengths that we bring to the bowling unit. It is always a good thing that whoever is getting a chance in the playing XI has been performing well. As a bowling unit – we back ourselves to do well in any conditions,” Bhuvneshwar said.”I have always enjoyed bowling in England because there is some swing around, which is my strength. Unlike in India, pitches in England don’t usually get slower as the game progresses. So depending on whether the ball is moving or not, I make my plans.”Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav clarifies MS Dhoni comments: His tips invaluableAlso Read | Virat Kohli does not have to be the only leader in the Indian side: Jonty RhodesAlso 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 Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Kuldeep Yadav
Indo-Asian News Service KolkataMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 10:04 IST Smith and Warner are set to defend Australia’s World Cup crown (Twitter: @cricketcomau)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith and David Warner are now back in the thick of things for AustraliaThe headache for Australia is how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja and Warner into the top 3Simon Katich also threw his weight behind Dinesh Karthik whose selection raised a few eyebrowsPenciling in David Warner and Steve Smith into the top-order could be a headache, but there is no doubt the pair would only make the playing XI richer as they strive to defend their World Cup crown in England and Wales next month, feels former batsman Simon Katich.Former Australia skipper Smith and his deputy Warner served the bans handed to them in the wake of last year’s Cape Town ball tampering affair, and are now back in the thick of things for Australia.While Warner has been in the form of his life, finishing the Indian Premier League as the highest scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Smith stamped his class in the warm-up games against New Zealand in Australia.”They are both quality players and their records speak for themselves. The hard part is the Australian team has a problem of plenty particularly in the top four.”Both of them are top four players. There is (Usman) Khawaja, (Aaron) Finch, Shaun Marsh, and the two and these guys will try to fit into four slots. Then there is Maxwell, Stoinis. It’s going to be a tough selection call,” Katich told IANS.For the defending champions, the primary selection question centers on how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja and Warner into the top three.There have been talks of the duo receiving hostile treatment from the fans in England during the World Cup besides being greeted with greater scrutiny after a turbulent 12 months.After the World Cup, Australia will take on England in the Ashes.advertisement”They will welcome back the experience of Smith and Warner,” said Katich when asked about the off-field baggage that comes along with the pair.”The balance with the batting line-up is what they need to get right,” the 43-year old reiterated.Katich, who worked closely with India’s World Cup-bound wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik during his time as assistant coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, also threw his weight behind the 33-year old whose selection raised a few eyebrows.”There is a lot of talk around that No.4 spot, and he is a guy who likes to spend time in the middle. Once he is set, he is very hard to bowl to at the back end. He has got all the tricks and he does have the timing and power to clear the rope,” said Katich who has played 56 Tests and 45 ODis for Australia.”It’s hard to judge a player based on T20 cricket with ODI cricket,” he concluded.Australia take on Afghanistan in their World Cup opener on June 1 while India open their account against South Africa on June 5. The showpiece event starts on May 30.Also Read | Australia will play on our strengths in 2019 ICC World Cup: Alex CareyAlso Read | Great to be part of women’s Ashes series: Australia captain Meg LanningFor 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 Steven SmithFollow David WarnerFollow ICC World Cup 2019 Fitting Steve Smith and David Warner in top 4 will be tough: Simon KatichICC World Cup 2019: For the defending champions Australia, the primary selection question centres on how to fit in Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, David Warner and Steven Smith into the top 4advertisement
Reuters BristolMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 22:57 IST Australia are still pondering over their final selection for the game at Bristol (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia captain Aaron Finch confirmed David Warner will play vs Afghanistan on SaturdayWarner has recuperated from an upper leg injury and underwent a fitness test on ThursdayWarner returned to the national set-up last month after serving a one-year ball-tampering banOpener David Warner will be selected for Australia when they launch their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on Saturday, captain Aaron Finch said on the eve of the match.”Dave is fine, he will play tomorrow. No doubt about that,” Finch told a news conference on Friday.But Australia are still pondering over their final selection for the game at Bristol.”In terms of the 11, we will name it at the toss. Everyone is in the mix. We are very close to an 11, but we are not going to name it yet.”Everyone’s been in really good form… in the practice games, and the three games we played against New Zealand,” the captain added, leaving questions about who bats at No.3 – either Usman Khawaja or Shaun Marsh.Warner underwent a fitness test on Thursday after concerns that an upper leg injury might rule him out of Saturday’s game. The 32-year-old missed the defending champions’ final warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Monday and was unable to train on Wednesday.Warner, who scored 345 runs at an average of 49.28 in Australia’s run to the title four years ago, returned to the national set-up last month after serving a one-year ban for his part in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.Finch said both Warner and Steve Smith, who was also suspended after the scandal and stripped of the captaincy, had slotted back into the team easily.”When you are world-class players, you adapt again really quickly and you get up to speed.advertisement”Having them play 13 games each in the IPL (Indian Premier League) is really important. It is a high standard of cricket so that gets you back up to as close to international competition as you can.”I think Steve will be one of the all-time greats by the time he will have finished the game. There is no question about his batting ability. So when you are great, you get the game quicker, things just happen quicker, so there is never any issue about how he’ll bounce back.”The same with Davey. They are both so competitive. They have both got great records. So there was never any doubt about how well they would come back.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Justin Langer urges fans not to boo Steve Smith and David WarnerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Australia fret over Warner’s fitness ahead of opener vs AfghanistanFor 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 World Cup 2019: David Warner fit to play Australia’s opener vs AfghanistanDavid Warner underwent a fitness test on Thursday after concerns that an upper leg injury might rule him out of Saturday’s game.advertisement
Right time for me to retire from ODIs: Lasith Malinga bids adieu to 50-over cricketLasith Malinga finished his ODI career as the 9th highest wicket-taker as he took 338 wickets, one more than India’s Anil Kumble.advertisement India Today Web Desk ColomboJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 00:15 IST Lasith Malinga gets ovation from Sri Lankan players as he walks out in the stadium. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka’s run win over BangladeshMalinga also played 30 tests though he quit the long format in 2011 after battling a nagging knee injuryMalinga is currently the 3rd highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 336 wickets in 220 inningsLasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka registered 91-run win over Bangladesh in Colombo. Malinga returned with impressive figures of 3/38 in his final ODI to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh.Malinga accounted for the wickets of Tamim Iqbal (0) and Soumya Sarkar (15) in his first spell and dismissed Mustafizur Rahman (18) on the last delivery of his ODI career.Malinga finished as the 3rd highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 338 wickets in 220 innings with only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) above him on the list.Between 2006 and 2013, no other bowler took more wickets than Malinga’s 267, this despite him missing 15 months of action in 2008-09 owing to knee troubles.”I feel it’s the right time for me to retire from ODIs. I have been playing for the last 15 years for Sri Lanka and this is the right time to move on. My time is over and I have to go. Winning is very important for me; We are a young team,” Malinga said in the post-match presentation.”I tried my best throughout my career. Some of the young bowlers in the country have good ability, so they need to try and produce match-winning spells. You have to be a match-winner for your team, that’s my advice.”#ThankYouMalinga pic.twitter.com/HYqCO0sx08Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) July 26, 2019Malinga also finished as the team’s highest wicket-taker during the recently concluded World Cup 2019 where he took 13 scalps in 7 innings. Malinga is also the only bowler to have taken 2 World Cup hat-tricks (2007 vs South Africa, 2011 vs Kenya). He had already retired from Test in 2011.advertisementSince his 2004 debut against the United Arab Emirates, Malinga has played 225 ODIs and his unusual slingy action and an ability to bowl yorkers have made him a formidable bowler in limited-overs cricket.Malinga’s 56 wickets from 29 matches put him third, behind Australian Glenn McGrath (71) and fellow Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan (68), in the list of most successful bowlers in the history of the World Cup.The right-arm paceman, a sought-after player in Twenty20 leagues, has also played 30 tests though he quit the long format in 2011 after battling a nagging knee injury.Also Read | Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad bowl out Ireland for 38 to help England storm to victoryAlso Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir retires from Tests to focus on white-ball cricketAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Lasith MalingaFollow ODIFollow Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Press Trust of India SydneyJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 11:48 IST On 3 May 2018, Justin Langer was announced as coach of the Australian national cricket team. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia coach Justin Langer has revealed that the first six months of his job were stressfulIndia won both the Test and ODI series by a 2-1 margin against AustraliaAustralia take on England in the first Test of the five-match Ashes series starts on August 1Australia coach Justin Langer has revealed that the first six months of his job were so stressful that his wife Sue was left in tears during the time Virat Kohli’s India were on course for their maiden Test and ODI series triumphs here.Speaking to ‘ESPNCricinfo’ ahead of the Ashes starting August 1, Langer said taking charge of the team, which was reeling in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal last year, took its toll on him especially during the drawn fourth Test against India here.”I’ve known my wife since I was 14 years old, so she knows everything about me, and they were leaving. They were leaving that day, and we were at breakfast at 8 o’clock and my wife started crying at the breakfast table in front of my daughters,” Langer recalled.”I said what’s going on, I had never see my wife cry – we know everything about each other. She said ‘I just don’t like what’s happening here, I don’t like what it’s doing to you, I don’t like what it’s doing to us, people are so mean, what people are saying about you and the team and Australian cricket’. That was a real eye-opener for me, that it was affecting my family,” he said.India won both the Test and ODI series by a 2-1 margin.A tense exchange with a journalist on all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s Test future was another instance which made Langer feel that perhaps the pressure of the job was a bit too much.advertisement”I got, I’d say two out of 10 grumpy with the journalist in Sydney, and I was also amazed at the backlash of that as well,” Langer said.”I apologised straight after the event, that’s me, but I realised then and the way people said ‘he’s getting angry, he’s losing it’. I didn’t feel that but my wife was getting upset, that was a real moment.”I’ve said privately and publicly a few times if I look back to my career, 1993 when I got dropped for the first time, really tough time, but pivotal in my life. “I got dropped in 2001, a really, really tough time, but pivotal in my life. I look to January 2019 in Sydney, really tough time, but I’ve got no doubt it’ll be a massive part of my evolution as a coach,” he added.Also Read | Mitchell Santner back as New Zealand name 4 spinners for Test series in Sri LankaAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Justin LangerFollow Team IndiaFollow Virat Kohli Australia coach Justin Langer reveals how job pressure caused emotional turmoil at homeFormer Test cricketer Justin Langer was announced as coach of the Australian national cricket team in May 2018, following the resignation of Darren Lehmann from the position.advertisement
Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev live streaming: When and where to watch US Open 2019 Men’s Singles FinalUS Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final Live Streaming: Rafael Nadal is bidding for his 19th Grand Slam title in a tricky test against in-form Daniil Medvedev who is set to feature in his first-ever major final.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 8, 2019UPDATED: September 8, 2019 19:00 IST US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final Live Streaming: Rafael Nadal vs Danill Medvedev (Reuters Photo)Rafael Nadal can win his 19th Grand Slam championship to move within one of Roger Federer’s record for men by winning the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev.The 33-year-old Nadal will be playing in his 27th major final and the 23-year-old Medvedev is in his first on Sunday at Flushing Meadows.Medvedev had never been past the fourth round at any Grand Slam tournament until this one.He has been terrific on hard courts in recent weeks, going 20-2 and reaching four finals in a row.One of those came against Nadal, who beat the Russian in straight sets at the Montreal Masters in August.What time is the US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev?Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev, US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final will start from 01.30 AM IST on August 9 (Monday morning).Which TV channels will air the US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev?You can watch the US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 1 HD and Star Sports Select 2 HD.Where can I watch the US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvdev?Hotstar will provide the live streaming for this match.Where can I watch the US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final match between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev live online?You can also watch online coverage on Indian streaming service, Hotstar. You can also follow the match live on https://www.indiatoday.in/sports.advertisementAlso 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 Rafael NadalFollow US Open 2019Follow Daniil MedvedevFollow Nadal vs MedvedevFollow US Open 2019 final
Next Sachin Tendulkar scored his 1st ODI hundred exactly 25 years ago on this dayThis Day, That Year: Sachin Tendulkar ended his 5-year-long wait for his maiden ODI on September 9, 1994 when he hit a 130-ball 110 against Australia in Colombo. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 14:13 IST Sachin Tendulkar ended his long wait for an ODI hundred on this day in 1994 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar went without an ODI hundred in the 1st 5 years of his ODI careerTendulkar ended the streak against Australia, in ColomboTendulkar turned into a different beast in ODI cricket after he was promoted to open in 1994Sachin Tendulkar was labeled as the wunderkind even before he made his international debut. His stature grew and he was labeled the next big thing as soon as he went on Pakistan in his maiden tour and took on the fearsome opposition attack with the nonchalance that he later came to be known for.Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut in 1989 but the young prodigy was not being able to get the big scores in the initial years of his ODI career. Tendulkar was batting in the middle order and getting starts but were somehow not being able to convert them into big scores.While Sachin Tendulkar got his maiden Test hundred as early as his 2nd year in international cricket, the ODI hundred remained elusive for 5 years and 78 matches.However, it all changed in 1994 when Sachin Tendulkar toured New Zealand. Mohammad Azharuddin, the then India captain, pushed the Mumbai teenager higher up the order and opened the innings with him.Sachin Tendulkar’s greatness as an opener began in Auckland when he smashed 82 from 49 balls, hitting 10 boundaries and 2 sixes against New Zealand.Ever since Sachin Tendulkar was promoted to open the innings in ODI, he became a different beast.On September 9, 1994, Sachin Tendulkar hit his maiden ODI hundred — 110 from 130 balls against Australia in Colombo. The knock came against a high-quality bowling attack that had the likes of Glenn McGrath, Craig McDermott and Shane Warne among others. Tendukar’s blazing innings that saw him smash 8 boundaries and 2 sixes gave India a 31-run win over the mighty Australians.advertisement#OnThisDay in 1994 – Batting great @sachin_rt scored his first ODI hundred. Relive the magic – DD SPORTS#Legend #SRT pic.twitter.com/hgvSm42yKKBCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2019Incidentally, Sachin Tendulkar got past the 3-figure mark in leg-spinner Shane Warne’s over. Tendulkar would go on to dominate the legendary spinner in his heyday, breaking several records across Tests and ODI formats.After getting to his 1st hundred, there was no stopping Sachin Tendulkar. The man from Mumbai came out with unprecedented hunger to get big scores and delivered more often than not. A couple of hundreds (against New Zealand and West Indies) followed at home in 1994.Over the next 4 years, Sachin Tendulkar would go on to score 18 hundreds and 9 in 1998 alone. The batting great finished his ODI career with 49 hundreds and took his international tally to 100 – a world record that is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.Also Read | Steve Smith is a cheat, you can never forgive him: Steve HarmisonAlso Read | ICC’s ‘Karma’ tweet is an attempt to hit back at England fans for trolling Steve SmithAlso 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 Sachin TendulkarFollow Sachin Tendulkar ODI hundredsFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Mohammad Azharuddin
Asian News International New DelhiOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 13:19 IST Over 1,500 students participated in Indian Army’s ‘Sangam Youth Festival’ in Jammu.Over 1,500 students from 32 different colleges and university participated in the ‘Sangam Youth Festival’ being organised by the Indian Army in collaboration with Jammu University Campus in a bid to spread the message of peace, prosperity, communal harmony and national integration.Students also showcased their performances in sports, cultural and fine arts performances. Traditional folk dance and a display by the military band were also performed in a patriotic fervour. Northern Army commander Lt General Ranbir Singh also attended the five-day event onOctober 12.Here’s what Defence PRO Lt-Col said:”Sangam Youth Festival is being organised from October 11 to October 15. This year 1,500 students from 32 colleges are participating in the program. During this festival, several events are being organised so the students can showcase their talents and skills,” Defence PRO Lt-Col Devender Anand told ANI.He said that a total number of 35 events, including outdoor and indoor activities, have been planned during this festival.”This event comes in continuation with the Indian army and the administration’s effort to engage the youngsters in productive activities. We are organising the event in a manner so that the youngsters are inducted into the mainstream but also maintain our rich cultural heritage. This allows students to explore and learn from each other,” Anand said.He said that the students are very enthusiastic about their performances and have come fully prepared as this is a competitive event.Who witnessed the event?A number of officials from the army, civil administration, police force, teachers and locals also witnessed the event.advertisementThe participating students are also having a good time at the event.”We got to converse with people from other regions and find out new things. We got a platform to showcase our talents and skills. The army encourages everyone to participate in the event. I am very happy and grateful to be a part of this event,” Jagmeet Kaur, one of the participants said.Read: DIOS, BSA give instructions to Lucknow schools to prevent dengueAlso read: Social media etiquettes, yoga, resume writing part of UGC’s ‘Life skills’ curriculum 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 byHarshita Pathak Tags :Follow Indian ArmyFollow Jammu Next More than 1,500 students from 32 colleges participate in Indian Army’s ‘Sangam Youth Festival’Students also showcased their performances in sports, cultural and fine arts performances. Traditional folk dance and a display by the military band were also performed in a patriotic fervour.advertisement
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Editors’ Recommendations Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze When the cyborgs finally come for us in 50 years, we’ll look back at the advent of smart luggage as the tipping point where it all started to go wrong.Ready Travel luggage has joined the growing list of next generation luggage that aims to be smarter than you are. Its sleek exterior hides a wealth of high-tech features to keep today’s modern nomad comfortable while on the move.The DesignStraight away, the Bauhaus-inspired exterior recalls the chic, retro-futuristic minimalism of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In stark white, it’s like a cargo container one might find aboard the Discovery One (“You’ve packed too much, Dave …”); in deep black, it boasts an understated, sinister cool that would make it an ideal hideaway for Rick Deckard’s pistols in Blade Runner 2049. With a solid, water-resistant body of polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminum, it’s also clearly designed to take a beating.Smartly designed features include durable, 360-degree spinner wheels that roll silently on carpet or smooth flooring. The zipperless closure relies on simple, TSA-approved combination locks for security. A collapsible cup holder integrated into the rear provides extra space for a latte or a wet umbrella — whatever you need to keep your hands free. A soft storage strap stretches across the top to secure a jacket, briefcase, or small backpack.The TechThe smartly designed exterior houses plenty of high-tech gadgetry befitting of any well-connected road warrior. A 10,400mAh battery — good for a handful of iPhone charges — ensures that you’ll never need to hunt for a free charging station at the airport. “Electronic Leash” functionality pairs the free mobile app with your luggage via Bluetooth to provide distance alerts when your luggage is (or more importantly isn’t) nearby.It’s perfect both as a theft deterrent and for those tense moments when you’re waiting at the baggage carousel. An integrated scale also reports your bag’s weight to the app so you’ll never be surprised by overweight baggage fees.Pricing & Availability Ready Travel smart luggage is available in white, green, and black for approximately $250 (USD) with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide shipping from IndieGoGo. Expected to ship June 2017. Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer