10 months agoChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squad

first_imgChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squadby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon coach Bruno Genesio has sparked transfer talk after leaving Nabil Fekir out of his squad this weekend.The Mirror says Lyon have left skipper Fekir out of their squad for their French Cup clash this weekend.The French playmaker stayed with Lyon in the summer after his proposed move to Liverpool fell through.Fekir looked set to stay until the end of the season at least, although he has just 18 months remaining on his contract. But just days into the January transfer window, he has been suspiciously omitted from the squad for the clash with fifth-tier Bourges Foot.Fekir has also attracted interest from Chelsea in recent months with Liverpool’s interest in the playmaker seemingly ending in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoDONE DEAL: Juventus announce Andrea Barzagli return

first_imgDONE DEAL: Juventus announce Andrea Barzagli returnby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrea Barzagli has returned to Juventus.The retired defender has been named a technical assistant to coach Maurizio Sarri.His official title is Technical Collaborator of the First Team and he will begin his duties as early as tomorrow.The pleasure is all ours! Good to have you back, @andreabarzagli2! pic.twitter.com/W9GDxNO37n— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 25, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Broke His Cast Celebrating His Son’s 3-Pointer vs. Baylor

first_imgRon Hunter does interview after NCAA Tournament game.Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though. On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s NCAA Tournament berth, cracked his cast as he fell to the ground. A doctor is on his way to Jacksonville to re-cast the foot. Ron Hunter told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl about the situation Friday morning. What would you do for an NCAA Tournament victory?Georgia State is set to face Baylor on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TNT.last_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps. pic.twitter.com/25DEq2mGdh— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit” pic.twitter.com/zgmuxCdWLu— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis: “That Michigan State Corner Told On Draymond…Yikes”

first_imgClose up of Jourdan Lewis with his helmet on.jourdan lewis michigan wont leave earlyWednesday, it was revealed in police reports that former Michigan State star basketball player Draymond Green’s arrest this past Sunday came after an altercation with current Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. Of course, at least one University of Michigan athlete has weighed in on the situation.Michigan senior corner Jourdan Lewis, who runs an entertaining Twitter account, tweeted some thoughts on the matter. He essentially poked fun at Edmondson, saying he “told” on Draymond. The “skeeps” tweet refers to Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor.jourdan lewis tweetsPS: If I ever give you a scholarship, I promise I won’t slap you for payment.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 13, 2016 The Wolverines and the Spartans meet on October 29. It should be fun.last_img read more

Here’s What Tim Tebow Is Doing At His MLB Showcase Today

first_imgTim Tebow in a batting cage.Tim Tebow/Twitter.Today is the day Tim Tebow tries to become a major league baseball player.Tebow, 29, is set to work out for 20-plus MLB teams in Los Angeles. The former Florida Gator and NFL quarterback has been working out with a baseball career in mind for a year-plus. He already has a contract offer from a Venezuelan winter league team.Scott Miller, an MLB columnist for Bleacher Report, is out in Los Angeles for the workout.He tweeted out a photo of the plan for Tebow’s MLB showcase.Tebow will be:Running a 60-yard dashThrowing to bases from the outfieldShagging flyballs and groundballs in the outfieldTaking batting practiceTaking “live” BP from two AAA pitchersHere’s the schedule:Almost showtime pic.twitter.com/dBvSnT0j0N— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 30, 2016Tebow’s showcase is taking place at USC.Tim Tebow warming up for his showcase. pic.twitter.com/5RhJ3saXRl— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) August 30, 2016Updates to come.last_img read more

PSG reveal what Barca need to offer for Neymar

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have relaxed their transfer stance on Neymar, revealing to Barcelona what it will take to bring the Brazilian superstar to Camp Nou this summer.After originally staying steadfast on their €222 million (£200m/$249m) valuation of the 27-year-old in initial talks with the Catalans, sources have told Goal that PSG would consider an offer for Neymar that includes Philippe Coutinho, Nelson Semedo and a cash payment of around €50m (£47m/$57m).Coutinho has been deemed surplus to requirements by Barca since their acquisition of Antoine Griezmann, and was linked with a loan move to Tottenham before the Premier League transfer window slammed shut on Thursday – while Semedo shares the team’s right-back role with Sergi Roberto. 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? Neymar, who is keen on a return to Camp Nou, is yet to play for the Parisians in pre-season and did not feature in the 2-1 Trophee des Champions victory over Rennes on August 3 because of suspension.However, the Brazil international ended up on the pitch for the celebrations following the triumph, but appeared to be awkwardly pushed out of the PSG team photo by team-mate Kylian Mbappe.Barcelona went public in their chase to re-sign Neymar last month, when club president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed the former Santos star wanted to leave the Parisians.Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde says he is unsure if Neymar will re-sign at Barca, insisting that he is only focusing on the players in his squad.”We’ll see what happens. The classic response is that he plays for another team and that’s that,” Valverde told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Napoli.”All I know is that I’m the manager and I only think about the players I have. They are the ones I’ll be using tomorrow.”As it stands, I don’t know what is going to happen.”PSG begin their Ligue 1 campaign on Sunday with a home match against Nimes, however it is unknown whether Neymar will participate in the match.On Friday, Neymar used his Instagram to reveal his relief that the investigation into rape allegations against him has been closed but he said he will never forget the damage it caused him and his loved ones.last_img read more

Abraham ready to take penalties despite Super Cup miss

first_imgTammy Abraham is ready to step up and take another penalty after his effort was saved by Liverpool’s Adrian in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night.The 21-year-old was consoled by team-mates after his miss as Liverpool lifted the trophy following the 2-2 draw in Besiktas Stadium.There may be some concern that the homegrown talent will see his confidence crushed by the miss, but he is resolute about not letting the moment affect him. 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? “I’m always someone who believes in myself on penalties,” Abraham said in Istanbul. “I had a few last season and a few important ones. Unfortunately today, probably one of my most important ones, I missed. It’s about how I react and just get my head up.“I need to keep going. I’ve scored a few. Unfortunately, I missed one of the most important ones for Chelsea. Keep going. They say the top players always miss penalties and it’s about how you react. I’ve just got to keep pushing myself.”The boys have made it feel like nothing has even happened. Everyone’s had their arms around me. They’ve said the best players miss, it’s something to learn from. It’s better it happened now than later on. You grow into a man and learn from it.”It’s a great bunch of boys. Now we’ve just got to focus on the game against Leicester.”Liverpool’s unlikely hero was their second-choice goalkeeper Adrian, who is set to play more at his new club due to an injury to Alisson Becker in their Premier League opener against Norwich.However, Blues fans took to social media complaining the former West Ham shot-stopper crept off his line to save Abraham’s effort. Abraham hadn’t given thought to his opposite number’s actions, despite confusion about why VAR wasn’t used in the UEFA showpiece.“It is what it is. If they saw it, they saw. If they didn’t, they didn’t. That’s football at the end of the day,” he added.Adrian LiverpoolFrank Lampard has put his trust in the striker, who scored 26 goals on loan at Aston Villa last season. The striker was pivotal to Dean Smith’s side gaining promotion as he became the first player since 1977 to score more than 25 goals for the Midlands club.He also struck home the winning penalty in the Championship Play-Off semi-final against West Brom. Still, Abraham has much to prove after his inclusion in Lampard’s squad this season as he steps to Premier League level.“It still hasn’t kicked in yet,” he concluded. “I think when you’re given a chance like this you have to give your all for the team and feel like we’re really getting somewhere and things are looking positive. A lot of the boys see the way he wants us to play. We tried to play like that today.”We showed a lot of glimpses of what we can do. We’re a threat. We’re good defensively and we can attack.”We just have to build, go into the game on Sunday. Hopefully, get three points.”I can’t ask for a better bunch of lads. I just have to push this season and hopefully we can be up there to fight for the title. Yeah we would’ve liked to win today and at United. Still early doors. Still got a long season ahead. Still in big competitions as well. It’s about how we react now.”The points on Sunday will be massive for us. I think the fans will be behind us [against Leicester City]. We’ve given two good performances and they can see that. I believe they’ll be behind us and hopefully, we can give them a performance.”last_img read more

‘Mane making a case to be main man above Salah’

first_imgSadio Mane is “making a great case to be considered Liverpool’s main man above Mohamed Salah”, says Jamie Redknapp.The Senegal international has become a talismanic presence for the Reds and, though he is far from the only one in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, he has been able to maintain the standards he set in the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.Mane was often Liverpool’s go-to man last season as they chased down Premier League and Champions League crowns. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 27-year-old picked up a useful habit of opening the scoring in games and helped himself to a share of the English top-flight Golden Boot – alongside Salah.He broke the deadlock again in his most recent outing against former club Southampton, helping Liverpool to a 2-1 win, having previously bagged a brace in a UEFA Super Cup triumph over Chelsea.His output has been considerably better than Salah and Roberto Firmino in 2019, with Redknapp suggesting that he is now the most lethal option in a fearsome attacking trident.The former Reds star told the Daily Mail: “Sadio Mane is making a great case to be considered Liverpool’s main man above Mohamed Salah.“The 27-year-old is producing magic on the pitch and would walk into any team. He showed that against Southampton, scoring a screamer then setting up Roberto Firmino to confirm the 2-1 win.“The statistics highlight his impact.“No one has scored more Premier League goals than him in 2019. He took his tally to 15 on Saturday, and not a single one of those has come from the penalty spot.“In Liverpool’s last 30 games, Mane has scored 20 goals, Salah has put away 12 and Firmino eight.“It is three years ago this week that Mane made his league debut for Liverpool, scoring the fourth goal in a 4–3 win at Arsenal. He is now performing as well as he has ever done under Jurgen Klopp.”Liverpool will be hoping to see Mane emulate his efforts from a debut showing in 2016 when they return to Premier League action on Saturday.Klopp’s men are preparing to play host to Arsenal at Anfield, with two sides with six points from two games in 2019-20 set to put their perfect starts to the season on the line. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Pitt Football Player Catching Heavy Criticism For Apparent Machine Gun Celebration

first_imgA wide-angle view of Heinz Field during a Pitt game.PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of Heinz Field during the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)The city of Pittsburgh endured an incredible tragedy last Saturday morning, when a gunman murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue during a ceremony. Days later, a Pitt football player’s on-field celebration is causing an uproar.The Panthers scored a huge win over Virginia tonight, handing the team sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division for the time being.Unfortunately, defensive back Damarri Mathis’ celebration is overshadowing that accomplishment a bit.After a big pass break-up in the fourth quarter, Damarri Mathis appeared to celebrate by imitating a shooter with a machine gun.This is not really an appropriate suggestion in most contexts to be honest. It is especially thoughtless considering the school he plays for.@Deadspin so #16 Mathis on Pitt celebrated a big play simulating shooting a machine gun. Of all places. pic.twitter.com/m8bdMhRyO5— vjporter (@VJporter) November 3, 2018The easiest explanation here is that Mathis just wasn’t thinking. For better, or very likely, worse, guns are part of the larger culture, so you can see where a celebration like this can come from.I highly doubt he meant anything specific or threatening by it, but it is about as bad a look as you can get given the circumstances.We’ll hear an explanation soon I’m sure.last_img read more

Notre Dame Fans Aren’t Happy With ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgRece Davis at College GameDay in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN College GameDay analyst Rece Davis discusses game day at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Notre Dame is a couple of hours away from kickoff at the Cotton Bowl. The Fighting Irish are set to take on No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal. A spot in the national title game is on the line.Brian Kelly’s program last played for a national title during the 2012 season. Notre Dame was, of course, blown out in epic fashion by Alabama in that game.ESPN’s College GameDay has mentioned that 2012 game quite a bit this morning.Notre Dame fans aren’t very happy with it, even though ESPN is admitting that this year’s Fighting Irish team is a lot different than the 2012 squad.“It’s very unfair to compare this Notre Dame team to the 2012 team. It’s just not right to do to those kids. That 2012 team was SIX I’ll repeat that SIX years ago! Almost the whole coaching staff from that ND team is gone, all the players are different, etc,” one fan tweeted.It’s very unfair to compare this Notre Dame team to the 2012 team. It’s just not right to do to those kids. That 2012 team was SIX I’ll repeat that SIX years ago! Almost the whole coaching staff from that ND team is gone, all the players are different, etc. #CFBPlayoff— Triple R (@RustyRages) December 29, 2018That’s not going to stop ESPN from mentioning it, though.ESPN had a big story on Notre Dame’s 2012 team and what’s changed since then.“This Notre Dame team has to pay for our sins in 2012. People are going to hold what happened six years ago against these guys, which is asinine.””This Notre Dame team has to pay for our sins in 2012. People are going to hold what happened six years ago against these guys, which is asinine.”My story on #GoIrish, battling the recent past, and what’s at stake in the return to CFB’s biggest stage. https://t.co/FV7MJ73j0c— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 28, 2018Notre Dame and Clemson are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Media Calling For USC Athletic Director To Be Fired

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC is one of the major schools currently embroiled in the college admissions scandal and athletic director Lynn Swann is now on the receiving end of some tough criticism.The Trojans, who have dealt with a couple of controversies over the last decade, are now dealing with another one.Swann, who says he will not resign as a result of the scandal, plans on being at USC for a very long time.“I would like to do it for 10 years,” he told the Los Angeles Times three years ago. “In corporate America, they look at a tenure of a CEO and they say 10 years is about right.”At this point, though, Swann might be lucky to last just one more year.Calls for his job are coming from all angles following this latest scandal.“This is not a whisper. This is a shout. This is a cry for help that should be heard to the heights of USC’s sagging ivory tower…Something is terribly wrong here, and that something is Lynn Swann,” writes Bill Plaschke.“Only a university completely devoid of leadership would continue to allow Lynn Swann to lead.”USC needs to fire Lynn Swann https://t.co/WC0xL1Sluc— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 14, 2019Stewart Mandel of The Athletic added that USC’s athletic department needs to be “blown up.”“Seriously. The front porch to your university is ugly and rotting. The neighbors are all making fun of it. Burn it to the ground and start anew. Give your supporters something they can actually be proud of for a change,” he writes.It’s certainly not a good time for the Trojans.Still can’t get over this line from @ArashMarkazi: “In the last 18 months, three USC athletic department employees who were working under Lynn Swann have been arrested by the FBI.” https://t.co/2neXHVihD0— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 16, 2019Will USC end up making a major move as a result? We’ll find out soon.last_img read more

This is going to be the toughest battle yet: Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes-Ferrari rivalry

first_img Reuters BarcelonaMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 20:35 IST Lewis Hamilton has won four of his five titles with Mercedes since joining from McLaren at the end of 2012 (AP Photo)Ferrari could be half a second quicker than Formula One champions Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton said on Friday as Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time so far on the last day of pre-season testing.The Briton, who has won four of his five titles with Mercedes since joining from McLaren at the end of 2012, told reporters at the Circuit de Catalunya that he faced a tough challenge.”I think the gap is potentially half a second, something like that,” said Hamilton.Vettel’s best lap for Ferrari before lunchtime was the fastest time from eight days of testing – a lap of one minute 16.221 seconds on the softest C5 tyres.That was one hundredth quicker than team mate Charles Leclerc’s previous best of 1:16.231 on Thursday.The season starts in Australia on March 17.Hamilton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was second fastest on Friday morning with a time of 1:16.561 – also on the C5 rubber and the first time Mercedes had targeted a truly quick time after days of going through their programmes.”This is going to be the toughest battle yet…their (Ferrari’s) pace is very good at the moment,” said Hamilton, winner of 11 races last year to Vettel’s five.”Last year they arrived with a car working well but they have done even better this year. It’s OK. We don’t mind the challenge, it just means we have to work harder. I’m not worried or disappointed or anything.”Vettel won the first two races of the season last year, with many people including Mercedes reckoning the German had the fastest car.advertisementFerrari’s bid for a first title in a decade unravelled in the second part of the campaign, however, with mistakes by both Vettel and the team.They have since changed the lineup, with Leclerc replacing 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, and Mattia Binotto has taken over from Maurizio Arrivabene as principal.Mercedes have been putting in plenty of laps and sounded more positive on Thursday when both Hamilton and Bottas did full race distances.”Hopefully from this week we will gain another 0.1 seconds from our understanding of the car,” commented Hamilton.”But we don’t know because everyone has different engine modes and fuel loads. Melbourne will be the first time we get a sight of it and then it will be four races before we really know where we stand.”By lunchtime, Vettel had done 68 laps to Bottas’s 71. Frenchman Romain Grosjean, in the Haas, did 73.Russian Daniil Kvyat, in the Honda-powered Toro Rosso, was third fastest in 1:16.898.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen did a mere 29 laps after his mechanics had worked through the night to finish repairs to the car after team mate Pierre Gasly’s crash on Thursday.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lewis HamiltonFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Mercedes AMGFollow Scuderia FerrariFollow Formula OneFollow F1 2019Follow F1 This is going to be the toughest battle yet: Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes-Ferrari rivalryMercedes have been putting in plenty of laps and sounded more positive on Thursday when both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas did full race distances.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Rani Rampal sees Korea series as platform to prepare for FIH Women’s series Finals

first_imgRani Rampal sees Korea series as platform to prepare for FIH Women’s series FinalsIndia women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal is looking forward to doing well in the three-match series against Korea in the run-up to the FIH Women’s series Finals.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 16:08 IST Rani Rampal is looking forward to doing well on return from injury (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal is making a comeback after injuryRani Rampal missed the Malaysia tour but is fit andready for the series vs KoreaShe feels the series can the perfect preparation for the FIH Women’s series FinalsOn a comeback trail, Indian women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal is expecting high-intensity action in the three-match series against hosts Korea, starting in Jinchun from Monday.Rani had missed the previous Malaysia series due to a shoulder injury along with drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, who had a hamstring issue.The team left for Korea Saturday morning and Rani said it will be a good opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Series Finals in Hiroshima.”This will be an important series for myself and Gurjit because we are coming back after rehabilitation. Playing high-intensity matches will put us in the right rhythm before we set off for the FIH Women’s Series Finals,” said Rani.”There have been some different things we have tried in this recent national camp in terms of creating variations inside the circle. We will get to try and test these methods against this strong team and basis how we execute these changes we can plan better for the next big tournament,” added Rani.Chief Coach @SjoerdMarijne highlights the importance of the upcoming Korean Tour before the Indian Eves get ready for their last hurdle on the #RoadtoTokyo.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/yA98WJXg61Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 18, 2019The Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019 is scheduled to be held from 15 to 23.”The team is confident about playing against a tough team like the Republic Of Korea in conditions best suited for them. The series will be very challenging given how the Korean National Team has been playing lately. Doing well against them will be vital in our preparations for the FIH Women’s Series Finals,” said Rani.advertisementAt the start of the year, the Indian team had toured Spain in January-February, competing against the host nation and Ireland. They finished with record two wins, three draws and a loss.The team also embarked on a Malaysia Tour in April and remained unbeaten, winning four matches and drawing one.Also Read | India end Australia tour with loss in the final matchFor 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 Rani RampalFollow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs KoreaFollow FIH Women’s series Finals Nextlast_img read more

Only six! Lowest-ever total in Women’s T20Is

first_img Indo-Asian News Service RwandaJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 16:07 IST Representative Photo (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSRwanda bowled out Mali for a mere six runs in Kwibuka Women’s tournamentMali innings lasted just nine overs with only one of their six runs coming off the batIt took Rwandan women just four balls to finish their chaseCricket fans on Tuesday were busy talking about star Afghanistan player Rashid Khan, who broke an ugly record against England by becoming the most expensive bowler in the World Cup history.Rashid conceded 104 runs in his nine overs during the World Cup match at the Old Trafford, where England posted a monstrous total of 397/6 and then restricted Afghanistan to 247/8.However, this unwanted record was relegated the same day by Women’s T20 side of Mali in the Rwandan capital of Kigali City.In the Kwibuka Women’s tournament, Rwanda bowled out Mali for a mere six runs, the lowest total in a women’s T20Is. The Mali innings lasted nine overs, but only one of their six runs came off the bat, courtesy opener Mariam Samake. After that, it was a sequence of ducks, with five extras, reported ESPNcricinfo.For Rwanda, 19-year-old pacer Josiane Nyirankundineza picked up three wickets without conceding a run, while medium-pacer Marie Diane Bimenyimana and legspinner Margueritte Vumiliya picked up two wickets apiece.It took Rwandan women just four balls to finish their chase as they created the record for the biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining – 116.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India won’t take Afghanistan or any other team lightly, says Virat KohliAlso Read | New Zealand not focussed on landing knockout blow on South Africa: Trent BoutAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Rashid KhanFollow England vs AfghanistanFollow women’s T20Follow Mali vs Rwanda Only six! Lowest-ever total in Women’s T20IsIn the Kwibuka Women’s tournament, Rwanda bowled out Mali for a mere six runs, the lowest total in a women’s T20Is.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar trains in indoor nets session

first_img Next India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 17:18 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to training after suffering an injury against Pakistan (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar bowled at India’s indoor nets session on TuesdayBhuvneshwar had suffered an injury during India’s match vs PakistanMohammed Shami had replaced Bhuvneshwar in the game vs AfghanistanBhuvneshwar Kumar, who had sustained an injury during India’s victory over Pakistan, turned up at an indoor net session two days before the game against West Indies. India are currently No.3 in the World Cup 2019 points table with 9 points from 5 matches.However, India have had some injury concerns in what has so far has been a dominating World Cup display. Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out with a fractured thumb while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was pulled out of the game against Pakistan after bowling only 2.4 overs.Look who’s back in the nets #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/m8bqvHBwrnBCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2019Mohammed Shami replaced Bhuvneshwar for India’s match against Afghanistan and won a thriller for his team with a last-over hat-trick. Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini arrived in England as a nets bowler.Bhuvneshwar Kumar may not play India’s 6th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday but he was seen bowling in the indoor nets session. This is a good sign for India who have relied heavily on their pacers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.India and New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams in the World Cup so far. The match between India and New Zealand was washed out but the two teams have won all their other matches.India defeated South Africa in their World Cup opener before beating Australia, Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday. The same day New Zealand survived a stunning Carlos Brathwaite hundred to secure victory over West Indies by 5 runs.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: England will be under tremendous pressure against Australia, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Wanted to commit suicide after defeat to India, says Pakistan coach Mickey ArthurFor 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 Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow BCCIFollow Team IndiaFollow India VS West Indies India vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar trains in indoor nets sessionWorld Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to training after suffering an injury against Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16. He did not play against Afghanistan and was replaced by Mohammed Shami.advertisementlast_img read more

World Boxing Championships: Will try my best to win a gold for my country, says Amit Panghal

first_img India Today Web Desk EkaterinburgSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 17:36 IST Amit Panghal will be going for gold in the AIBA Men’s World Championships on Saturday (@BFI_Official Photo)HIGHLIGHTSI will try my best to bring a gold for my country India: Amit PanghalAmit Panghal became India’s first male boxer to reach World Championships finalManish Kaushik said he is happy to win a bronze in his World Championships debutAmit Panghal managed to do what no other Indian boxer has managed at AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships — reach the final. Panghal now want to gun for gold and make his country proud in Ekaterinburg, Russia.Amit Panghal became the first Indian male boxer to reach the worlds final when he outclassed Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov by split decision (3-2) in the 52kg semi-final on Friday.Panghal, seeded 2nd in the Olympic category, will face Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov, the reigning Olympic gold medalist on Saturday.”My bout went really well. I had to work harder than we had expected. I also want to thank all the Indian players who play my sport for supporting me and this is a tremendous achievement for Indian boxing,” Amit Panghal said after creating history in Ekaterinburg.”And I will try my best to bring a gold for my country India,” Panghal added.Reaching to Final #wbc2019, I would say that :- In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion…… Thanks to All….@aapkadharam @CaptAbhimanyu @iamsunnydeol pic.twitter.com/VXHDduOJg7Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) September 20, 2019Amit Panghal’s rise in international boxing has been phenomenal. The 23-year-old from Haryana won the bronze at Asian Championships in 2017 and followed it up with Commonwealth Games silver and a historic gold at Asian Games in 2018.Shifting to 52kg flyweight category, Panghal showed he is up for the challenge when he won the gold at Asian Championships earlier this year.advertisementAmit Panghal has been solid throughout the ongoing World Championships in Ekaterinburg. After winning his 1st two bouts by unanimous decision, Panghal was tested in the quater-finals by Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam. Panghal though held his composure and clinched a split decision to make the semi-final.The Boxing Federation of India also confirmed there will be no trails for Amit Panghal in the 52kg category and he will be an automatic pick for the Olympic qualifiers schedule in February in China.Meanwhile, Manish Kaushik, who finished with a bronze in the 63kg category on Friday, said he is happy with the medal in his maiden appearance at the world meet.Manish Kaushik lost to Cuba’s Andy Cruz Gomes in the 63kg semi-final but he created history along with Panghal as they helped India win more than 1 medal at a single edition of the AIBA Men’s World Championships for the first time.”The bout didn’t go too well for me. I gave it my best but lost due to some deficiencies, which I’ll try to improve upon during the next Asia/Oceania rounds so that I can win a gold for my country and represent India at the Olympics,” Manish Kaushik said after the semi-final defeat.”I’m happy with the bronze medal as I won it in my first appearance in the WC. I played 5 bouts in this WC and it has been a great experience for me which will help me a lot in the future. Jai Hind.”Also Read | Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik seal places in Olympics qualifiers with World Championships medalsAlso 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 Amit PanghalFollow Manish KaushikFollow Inida boxing newsFollow AIBA Men’s Boxing Championships World Boxing Championships: Will try my best to win a gold for my country, says Amit PanghalAIBA Men’s World Championships 2019: Boxer Amit Panghal, who created history by becoming the first male boxer from the country to reach the worlds final, will take on Rio Olympic gold medalist Shakhobidin Zoirov in the 52kg final on Saturday. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Annu Rani qualifies for javelin throw finals with national record effort

first_imgAnnu Rani qualifies for javelin throw finals with national record effortJavelin thrower Annu Rani rewrote her own national record as she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the women’s javelin throw in the World Championships.advertisement Next Press Trust of India DohaSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 22:36 IST Annu Rani remains in contention for a spot in the final. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnnu Rani smashed her own national record during the qualification round of the World Athletics ChampionshipsAnnu Rani 1st Indian to reach finals of women’s javelin throwShe had a 60.50m in the third and final round to finish third in her group behind Asian Games championTop Indian woman javelin thrower Annu Rani qualified for the final round of the World Athletics Championships by smashing her own national record here on Monday.The 27-year-old Annu sent the iron spear to a distance of 62.43m in her second-round throw, bettering her earlier national record of 62.34m, which she achieved in March, to book a place for Tuesday’s finals.In the process, she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the women’s javelin throw in the World Championships.Annu finished third in Group A and qualified for the finals as the fifth-best performer of the qualification round.Only two javelin throwers, Asian champion Lyu Huihui (67.27m) of China and Christin Hussong (65.29m) of Germany, could cross the automatic qualification mark of 63.50m while another 10, including Annu, made up the 12, who will compete in the finals.Annu opened with a 57.05m before coming up with her career-best throw in the second round. She had a 60.50m in her third and final throw.World leader and Asian Games champion Liu Shiying (63.48m) of China and Ratej Martina (62.87m) of Slovenia finished ahead of Annu in Group A, while reigning Olympic champion Sara Kolak of Croatia was sixth with a best throw of 60.99m.The other two Indians who competed on Monday, Archana Susheendran and Anjali Devi, failed to go past the first round in the women’s 200m and 400m, respectively.The 25-year-old Archana, who got a last minute invite from the world governing body IAAF to take part in the showpiece, finished last in heat number 2 and 40th overall out of the 43 participants who completed their races, with a time of 23.65 seconds. She has a personal best of 23.18.advertisementDina Asher-Smith of Great Britain, who had won a silver in the 100m dash on Sunday, topped the overall timings chart of 200m first round heats with 22.32 seconds.The 21-year-old Anajli, meanwhile, finished sixth in heat number 6 and 36th overall out of 46 athletes, with a time of 52.33 seconds.Anjali, who underwent a confirmatory trial before being cleared for this championships, has a personal best of 51.53, which she achieving while winning gold during the Inter-State Championships in August in Lucknow.The top three finishers in each of the six heats and the next six fastest qualify for the semifinals. The slowest time that made the cut for the semifinals was 52.23.Also 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 Annu RaniFollow World Athletics Championshiplast_img read more

India vs South Africa 1st Test: Ashwin leads India fight after Elgar, de Kock epics

first_img Mayank Agarwal (IND) M. Agarwal (IND) Next vs (67.0) Super Over India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 17:14 IST de Kock and Elgar scripted a 164-run partnership to continue South Africa’s fightback (AP)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa ended Day 3 at the score of 385/8Dean Elgar hit 160, while Quinton de Kock scored a fluent 111Ravindra Jadeja picked up his 200th Test wicket in the form of ElgarSouth Africa finished Day 3 of the ongoing 1st Test in an assured position of 385/8, though still trailing India’s first innings total of 502/7 declared by 117 runs. While the tourists started the day in a precarious position on 39/3, the fact that they ended the day while keeping the Indians in the field all day was largely due to the twin centurions Dean Elgar (160) and Quinton de Kock (111). Tailenders Senuran Muthusamy (12) and Keshav Maharaj (3) were batting at the crease for South Africa when Stumps were called.With just 5 wickets in the whole day, the Indian bowlers toiled hard but were often at the receiving end of some defensive captaincy tactics and fielders not being alert to a few half-chances being created.One could not stop but feel for wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock who was visibly disappointed when he was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin to gift him his 4th wicket of the game, with just over 7 overs remaining till Stumps. Ashwin later bowled Vernon Philander (0) to pick up his 27th 5-wicket haul in Tests.Earlier, Dean Elgar became the first South African to score a Test hundred in India since 2010 (Hashim Amla) as the opener led visitors’ valiant fightback on day three of the series-opener, here on Friday.After resuming the day at 39 for three, South Africa took tea at 292 for five to frustrate the Indian bowlers, who could manage only two wickets in 67 overs bowled today.Elgar and Faf du Plessis (55) shared 115 runs for the fifth wicket before Quinton de Kock joined the centurion in the middle.advertisementDu Plessis’ was the only wicket to fall in the extended afternoon session when Ashwin had the South African captain caught at leg gully against the run of play.The visitors made 153 runs in the session lasting 37 overs but still trail India by 210 runs. Elgar showed exemplary skills while batting in testing sub-continental conditions to score his 12th Test hundred.Indian spinners posed the biggest threat going into day three and he tackled them by mixing caution with aggression. He took the aerial route at the slightest opportunity to release pressure, smashing four sixes to go with 18 boundaries. Elgar got to the three figures in style, dispatching Ashwin for a spectacular six over the cow corner.After du Plessis’ dismissal in the 58th over, de Kock joined Elgar in taking the attack to the spinners.The wicketkeeper-batsman batted in limited-overs mode, collecting 16 fours and 2 sixes. Running out of options, India also tried part-time spinners Hanuma Vihari and Rohit Sharma but to little effect.Earlier, Elgar and du Plessis resisted the Indian attack with an unbeaten 90-run partnership which took South Africa to 153 for four at lunch.Considering what transpired in the final session on Thursday, South Africa were expected to surrender rather quickly but Elgar and Du Plessis played with positive intent against the Indian spinners.While Ashwin and Jadeja got more purchase out of the surface than the South Africa spinners, the pitch did not appear to have demons in it. The odd ball, though, did jump off the wicket.Ashwin, who looked menacing in the final session on Thursday, could not get a wicket in the morning. Both Elgar and Du Plessis were not afraid to use their feet against Ashwin, playing some lofted shots.Elgar made his intentions clear early on by going for the loft over mid-on even though it was a mishit for four. He grew in confidence from there on and was successful in executing the aerial hits and shots through the ground.Elgar, who like all South African batsmen had a forgettable tour of India four years ago, brought his 14th Test fifty with a single in the 40th over. A little later, the southpaw smashed Jadeja for two sixes and a four in the same over.The luck was also on his side when he was on 74 as Saha dropped a sharp catch off Jadeja. But in the end, Jadeja got his reward as Elgar top-edged a sweep into a running Cheteshwar Pujara’s hands, just as he looked set to last the whole day. With the wicket, Jadeja also completed 200 scalps in Tests and the 10th Indian to the feat.At the other end, Du Plessis too looked comfortable ever since he charged down the ground to Ashwin for the first six of his innings.Pacer Ishant Sharma picked up the sole wicket to fall in the session when he got one to jag back in sharply and trap Temba Bavuma (18) in front of the stumps.Also Read | Ravindra Jadeja fastest left-armed bowler to take 200 Test wicketsadvertisementAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Dean Elgar 1st South Africa batsman to hit a hundred in India in 9 yearsFor 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 India vs South AfricaFollow Dean ElgarFollow Quinton de KockFollow Ravichandran Ashwin 191 South Africa 323/4 d 323/4 d Freedom Trophy, 2019 India IND 431 view more view less 215 (371) & 7 (31) commentary 431 502/7 d view full scorecard South Africa SA 1st Inns advertisement Scorecard Series Status: India lead the 3 Test series 1-0 Player Of The Match: Rohit Sharma (67.0) South Africa SA (63.5) India vs South Africa 1st Test: Ashwin leads India fight after Elgar, de Kock epicsSouth African batsmen responded to the challenge of facing the Indian spin attack with courage and determination as Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock hit centuries to help their side close in on India’s mammoth 1st innings total of 502 for 7 declared. graphs 191center_img Referee: Sir Richie Richardson (WI) Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG) (136.0) Freedom Trophy, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 9:30 (Local Time) 7/145 (46.2) & 1/44 (20) 176 (244) & 127 (149) India (136.0) & Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Match Ended India IND 1st Inns Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) R. Ashwin (IND) India beat South Africa by 203 runs Freedom Trophy, 2019, 1st Test (63.5) Ravindra Jadeja (IND) R. Jadeja (IND) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 502/7 d Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) 2/124 (40) & 4/87 (25) India IND 2nd Inns South Africa SA 2nd Inns Toss: IND elected to bat No data available! Match Ended (131.2) & – (131.2)last_img read more