TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say I’ll build my Man Utd team around Pogba – Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Paul Pogba’s attitude and says he will build his team around the French midfielder.Pogba endured a fractious relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho, which was well publicised over the past 18 months.However, the 25-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Juventus in recent weeks, has looked renewed in Solskjaer’s first two games in charge, scoring twice in Wednesday’s win over Huddersfield Town.”I think Paul’s a top, top player. He’s one of the best top, top players in the world,” said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.”Attacking wise he’s done really well but he’s a big lad, can win headers, tackles, he’s been the same as the others. The attitude has been perfect and that’s key, you should be tired towards the end of every single game he’s been top class and we’re looking to build a team around of course but there are so many quality players.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alex Iwobi says Arsenal win was for fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Iwobi says Arsenal’s players were pleased with their 4-1 win over Fulham.The midfielder admits it was a result for the fans.He said, “It was a good performance from the team, and a great response after the defeat we had [at Liverpool] so it was a good result.”Yes, we had a few chances and with the attackers we have, we will always have those. But we were able too get four and that is enough for today!”You could see today that we played with confidence and did well.”We like to make sure our opponents are scared to come to the Emirates, and we have kept that going and it’s a great win for us and for the fans.”
Liverpool legend Carragher: No problem being dumped from FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists being dumped out of the FA Cup is no reason for concern.Carragher suggested all their focus should be on winning the Premier League title.He posted to social media:I have no problem with the @LFC selection from JK & would rather we had won but, we have the best chance we’ve had in years of winning the PL & it may be yrs before we’re in this position again. The big chance we have is not the 4 point lead but MC/THFC playing a lot more games— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 7, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Marchisio backing Juventus to win Champions Leagueby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaudio Marchisio is backing Juventus to win the Champions League this season.The midfielder left Juve for Zenit St Petersburg earlier this term.Marchisio said, “I hope this is Juve’s year for the Champions League because it would mark the end of an unstoppable cycle for them, especially for those who have been there since the first Scudetto but also for the great work everyone’s doing, from the club to the staff.“I think they deserve it, but they know that, even if they have a better chance now than in previous seasons, it’s always very difficult.“Racism is a big problem and I understand foreign players playing in Italy very well, but I’d try to be even stronger and keep playing so the idiots aren’t given any attention.”
Wenger: My favourite Arsenal teamby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his Invincibles side was the greatest team that he managed.Wenger was in charge of some other excellent sides at Arsenal, including the double-winning teams of 1997-98 and 2001-02.Wenger is quoted by the Metro: “You would say the Invincibles – it’s an easy question to answer. “My dream was always to play a season without losing a game so I cannot go against that.”Wenger added that the defence from the 1997-98 side was of a particularly high standard. He said: “But as well I must say I inherited a team of men when I came to Arsenal – this was the team that won in 98. “Adams, Bould, Winterburn, Keown, Dixon that was the core of the team. It was branded Arsenal players who were ready to die for the club. “You could go after the game in the fight in the corridors you would know they would not leave you alone – this was the type of players I had at the start. “They were ready to go to war with you, you could be in the trenches with them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal have taken just two points from the last 15 available away from home, but Laurent Koscielny is refusing to read too much into that run.The Gunners were struck down by a bout of travel sickness again on Saturday when suffering a 1-0 derby defeat to London rivals West Ham.Unai Emery’s side toiled for long periods during a trip to the East End, with a lack of creativity in the absence of Mesut Ozil costing them dear. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Struggles on the road are preventing Arsenal from forcing their way into the Premier League’s top four, but club captain Koscielny insists there is no cause for concern.The Frenchman told reporters after coming unstuck against the Hammers: “No [it is not becoming an issue], we don’t think about this.“We take it game after game, today we worked well during the week to prepare and we had the ambition to get the three points.“But in football you don’t know, you have your opponent and I think they played well with quality. We need to keep our confidence and continue to work together and the results will come.”2 – Arsenal have taken just two points from their last five away Premier League games (W0 D2 L3) – they won 13 points in the five away games prior to this run (W4 D1 L0). Reverted. #WHUARS pic.twitter.com/jd25IzEV8y— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2019Another defeat on the road has prevented Arsenal from closing on the Champions League spots, but Koscielny remains upbeat in that particular pursuit.He added: “We came here to win because for us the three points was very important, and next week as well to play against Chelsea.“We tried to play, we did well in the first half but didn’t have a lot of chances in the final third. We need to keep calmer in the final third and find the final ball, but in the second half we didn’t start well and conceded early.“After that we tried to push for the rest of the game, we had some chances and we didn’t score so it is difficult to come back with no points but we need to continue to fight to make the top four.”Arsenal mustered 11 attempts on goal against West Ham, but few of their chances were clear cut and only two efforts forced Lukasz Fabianski into action.Koscielny said of the lacking of cutting edge: “Strikers sometimes have just one opportunity and they [are expected to] score, but sometimes you do it and sometimes it is more difficult.“We are all together, it is not down [to] one or two players, we are a group and we need to stay together and to push more for the next game.”Things are not about to get any easier for Arsenal, with a visit from Chelsea next on the agenda.They are then due to face Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup before tackling Cardiff on home soil and heading back out on the road to Manchester City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Unruly train passenger Paul Pogba tried to make peace with fellow commuters by offering an apology photograph – only to find out they had no idea who the Manchester United star was.Pogba and the rest of the United team were travelling from Manchester and indulging in rowdy rounds of the popular card game Uno.Aware of the disturbance being caused, the Frenchman later approached other passengers to apologise for their behaviour, but was met with puzzled blank expressions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “These lads knew they were making a bit of noise, so they come up to mum and dad, and apologise, and ask if they’d like a photo,” Australian eSports commentator and son of the bemused couple Nate Patrick wrote on Twitter.”Dad is like, ‘oh, that’s nice’, and gives one of the gentlemen his phone for this stranger to take a photo of mum and dad on this train from Manchester.”The stranger looks weirdly at my dad, and says (with a French accent) ‘No, no, no, I am asking if you would like a photo with me, sir?”My dad looks at my mum like ‘who on earth does this guy think he is?’. But also my dad is mega-polite and obliges to be in the photo.IT’S PAUL BLOODY POGBA pic.twitter.com/UhFm0qZBiN— Nate Patrick (@N8NathanPatrick) 20 de enero de 2019″Having read through all of these messages, my dad sends through the photo, and asks ‘Nathan, you wouldn’t happen to know who this is?’.”My parents are on a train with entire Manchester United squad and they don’t have a clue because of course they don’t.”The noisy Uno hooligans aren’t loud university students on their way to watch a film, it’s the most famous football team on the planet you stupid, stupid gorgeously ignorant adorable stupid people that I descended directly from.”It must have been a rather uncomfortable situation for Pogba, accustomed as he is to the stardom that being one of the world’s best footballers brings – but perhaps this incident will make clear to him the dangers of going off the rails.
Zinedine Zidane insists he did not disrespect Gareth Bale when he said it would be good if he left Real Madrid sooner rather than later.Zidane caused a stir when he stated last weekend that he hoped Wales star Bale would leave the La Liga club soon, adding: “It would be best for everyone.”Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, branded the Madrid head coach “a disgrace” for his remarks, as talk of an imminent move to the Chinese Super League gathered pace. 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? Zidane has now hit back at such suggestions and claims Bale himself declined to play in the 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday because the club was trying to arrange his transfer. “I’ll try to be very clear with this, with Gareth,” he told a news conference on Monday.”Firstly, I have not disrespected anyone, least of all a player because I always said the same thing, that players are the most important thing and every time there is a player here I am always with them.”Secondly, I said the club was trying to get him out. Period.”Thirdly, the other day Gareth didn’t play because he didn’t want to. He said the club was trying to negotiate his departure he and didn’t want to play because of that.”So far, Bale hasn’t asked not to play tomorrow.When the subject of Bale was brought up again, he said: “You keep asking about this situation. Nothing will change today – he’s going to go and train now. The club is doing what it has to do.”He will train normally, and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.”Bale has been linked with Chinese Super League clubs Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan, who are reportedly considering offering wages of £1million per week.Madrid face Arsenal in Maryland on Tuesday.
Josef Martinez scored in his 11th consecutive MLS match on Monday night as Atlanta United topped the Portland Timbers in an MLS Cup rematch.The Venezuelan striker scored in the 46th minute of Sunday night’s match at Mercedez-Benz Stadium, netting his 16th goal in that 11-game span.Martinez’s finish came on an assist from Julian Gressell, who found the striker at the top of the box, where he was able to fire up and over goalkeeper Steve Clarke to all but seal the 2-0 victory. 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? He won’t stop! 😡That’s 11 straight MLS games with a goal for @JosefMartinez17. #PORvATL pic.twitter.com/P2oYF2ejlP— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 19, 2019The forward’s finish was preceded by a first-half goal from Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, who was able to fire home from close range following a set-piece scramble.With Monday’s goal, Martinez set the MLS record for most consecutive matches with a goal, a record previously held by Diego Valeri and matched by Martinez himself last season.After firing 19 goals in 20 games in his debut campaign, the forward ended up scoring 31 total goals last season, an MLS record, while earning Most Valuable Player honors en route to Atlanta’s MLS Cup triumph over the Timbers in just their second season.This season, Martinez has scored 21 goals in 23 games, good for second-best in the league behind Los Angeles Football Club star Carlos Vela.The Mexican forward is on a record-setting pace as well, having scored 24 goals while providing 15 assists to break Sebastian Giovinco’s record for most goal contributions in one season with nine games remaining in the MLS season.With Monday’s win, Atlanta United sits atop the Eastern Conference, level on points with the Philadelphia Union despite having played one fewer match.Atlanta also has the Union on goal differential, having scored 15 more goals than they’ve conceded compared to the Union’s eight.New York City FC also remains in the mix, sitting four points back of the two leaders with two games in hand on Atlanta.Next up for the defending MLS Cup champions is a match with Orlando City on Friday before the attention turns towards the U.S. Open Cup finale against Minnesota United.The Five Stripes have already won a trophy this season, having topped Club America 3-2 in the Campeones Cup last week.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame, with backup quarterback Brandon Wimbush at the helm, handled Florida State on Saturday night – prevailing 42-13 – to keep its undefeated campaign alive. But the Fighting Irish have a much tougher opponent this coming Saturday in Syracuse, and fans are wondering if they’ve have their starting signal-caller – Ian Book – back in the fold.In short, it’s looking good.Pete Sampson of The Athletic reports that “all signs” point to Book being ready for the game against the Orange. That’d be big news for a team looking to make the College Football Playoff for the first time.Book is dealing with an “upper body injury” – the school hasn’t offered much more on the exact nature of it.Asked Brian Kelly about Ian Book’s status for Syracuse. Offers a non-answer. So, we’ll see. Will be an ongoing question this week, obviously.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 11, 2018Follow up on Ian Book from @timprister and Brian Kelly clarifies.All signs point to Book being ready for Syracuse, per Kelly.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 11, 2018Notre Dame, with a 10-0 record, has just two games left on its schedule – against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium and on the road at rival USC. It’s a solid bet that if the Fighting Irish win those two games, they’ll be afforded a chance to play for it all in the College Football Playoff.Syracuse, meanwhile, is in the midst of a resurgent season under head coach Dino Babers. The Orange are 8-2 and will likely be ranked No. 12 in the country when the two squads meet.Book’s status will likely be a hot topic as the game gets closer. We’ll keep you updated.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)A new video has surfaced appearing to show what started the post-game fight between Texas A&M and LSU’s football staffs following the Aggies’ crazy overtime victory.The video, acquired by Sports Illustrated, shows the lead up to the post-game fracas in which members of both staffs went at it.From SI.com:Sports Illustrated obtained an eight-second video clip of footage shot in the immediate aftermath of last Saturday’s thriller in College Station, showing the event that triggered the physical altercation involving Fisher, LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe, LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk and LSU safety John Battle. In the video, Dameyune Craig, a former LSU assistant who now coaches receivers for the Aggies, runs across the field toward Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, swinging a balled fist in celebration of his team’s win over his former school and the coach who fired him in February 2017. Craig is seen shouting at Orgeron and moving within three feet of the coach before being physically restrained by Fisher, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s nephew who is a student manager for the team.The video then shows Craig stalking the LSU sideline confronting other members of the LSU football team, including a close encounter with starting quarterback Joe Burrow, all the while with Fisher attempting to restrain the coach. Toward the end of the clip, Craig bumps into what appears to be a member of the team’s strength staff, prompting several staff members to surround the coach and Fisher seconds before the altercation transpires. Craig rushed across the field so quickly that he did not detach his headset device, and the headsets are clearly visible dangling near his feet, trampled over by Craig and Fisher in this mad dash.The video can be seen below:Here’s a look at the available clips from the #LSU and #Aggie postgame dust-up in a rough sequence of events, some of the video is slowed down, so all of this probably happens in 20-30 seconds or real time action. Video from @BrentZwerneman @RossDellenger reports pic.twitter.com/4S4Qz7AdmF— Michael Cauble (@Cauble) November 29, 2018The SEC is reviewing the incidents that took place following this game and punishment could be handed out to members of LSU and Texas A&M’s staffs.You can view Sports Illustrated’s full report here.
EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches the warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 23, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)ESPN and the ACC are launching the ACC Network ahead of next football season, and the league is ready to leverage its Notre Dame affiliation to aid the new channel.Notre Dame is on ESPN right now, facing Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl.Any Notre Dame game is certain to draw a strong rating. There’s a reason for the team’s lucrative deal with NBC for its home games.As part of its arrangement with the ACC, Notre Dame plays five league opponents per year, while maintaining its technical football independence.Next year, the Fighting Irish open at Louisville, and host Virginia, Virginia Tech, and rival Boston College.On November 9, Brian Kelly’s club travels down to Duke.Moments before the Notre Dame football game against Clemson, ESPN announced that the game at Duke will be on ACC Network.From the ACCN Twitter account:Mark your calendars! On November 9, @NDFootball vs. @DukeFOOTBALL will air exclusively on ACC Network. pic.twitter.com/vROGdf2OSJ— ACCN (@accnetwork) December 29, 2018Conference networks have been something of a mixed bag for college leagues. The Big Ten and SEC have done well, but the Pac-12 Network is a disaster, and ESPN’s Longhorn Network partnership with Texas is barely relevant.There are concerns about the ACC Network, as many of the fan bases aren’t as die hard as those in the Big Ten and SEC, but landing even one Notre Dame road game per year will be huge if the ACCN can do it consistently.
Rohan Sen Mount MaunganuiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:16 IST The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTeam India received a traditional welcome at the Oval Bay from the Maori communityThe Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people who arrived in New Zealand between 1250 and 1300India, who lead the 5-match series 1-0, will face New Zealand in the 2nd ODI at the Oval Bay on January 26Team India were in for a special surprise as they reached the Oval Bay stadium in Mount Maunganui on Friday.Ahead of the second ODI against New Zealand, the whole Indian squad along with the head coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff were greeted by members of the Maori community, who welcomed Virat Kohli and his boys in a traditional ceremony.The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand who originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia and arrived in the country in several waves of canoe voyages between 1250 and 1300.#TeamIndia received a traditional welcome at the Oval Bay from the Maori community.Full video coming up soon on https://t.co/CPALMGgLOj pic.twitter.com/FEbSuwHEZ8BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2019Kohli’s team is riding high on confidence after a convincing win over the hosts in the first ODI in Napier on Tuesday.The focus now shifts to the second ODI which will be played at the Oval Bay on January 26 (Saturday).Hello and welcome to the Bay Oval. Our venue for 2nd and 3rd ODI against New Zealand #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/14GaPNjvZ0BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2019India beat New Zealand in an ODI in New Zealand for the first time since 2009 after Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball in the first match.Set only 158 to win, India raced to vcitory with 14.1 overs and 8 wickets to spare. Rohit Sharma fell cheaply in a modest chase but Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan ensured India went 1-0 up in the series without much fuss.advertisementIndia’s last win had come in Hamilton way back in 2009 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Between Hamilton 2009 and Napier 2019, India played New Zealand in New Zealand in six ODIs and lost five of those. One was tied.Meanwhile, there is more good news in story for the team as all-rounder Hardik Pandya will soon fly out to New Zealand to join the squad for the ongoing ODIs and the T20I series.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan and sent back home from Australia. However, the suspension on both players has been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.”Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team at the earliest and KL Rahul will join the India A squad to play the last 3 one-day games against England Lions,” a BCCI media release stated on Thursday.India however, will be missing the services of captain Kohli as he has been rested for the final two ODIs and the subsequent T20Is. Rohit Sharma will lead India in Kohli’s absence and no replacement has been named.Kohli had last been rested for the Asia Cup following India’s tour of Ireland and England where he had played all five T20Is, all three ODIs and the entire five-Test series where he scored 593 runs.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 India vs New ZealandFollow Mount MaunganuiFollow maori peopleFollow Maori welcomeFollow India vs New Zealand 2nd ODIFollow Maori community Team India receives traditional Maori welcome in Mount Maunganui ahead of 2nd ODI vs NZIndia vs New Zealand: India lead the five-match series 1-0 after they crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first ODI in Napier on Tuesday.advertisement
view more view less Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 15:01 IST MS Dhoni was seen speaking to Deepak Chahar animatedly after the pacer bowled two back-to-back no-balls (Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSDeepak Chahar bowled two back-to-back no-balls in the 19th over of KXIP chase vs CSKAfter the two no-balls, MS Dhoni walked over to Chahar and guide his young bowlerChahar finished his over perfectly with the wicket of David Miller on the last ballChennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known as ‘Captain Cool’ for a reason. Whatever the situation, he just doesn’t let his emotion get the better of him. But even the best lose their calm when it comes to high-voltage clashes in the Indian Premier League. On Saturday, it was Dhoni’s turn.With Kings XI Punjab needing 39 runs off 12 balls, Dhoni handed the ball to Deepak Chahar and the start was horrifying. Chahar bowled it full and above the waist and Sarfaraz Khan picked up four. The next one was another full toss above the waist but this time Sarfaraz only managed a couple. But with the match slipping out of CSK’s hands, Dhoni walked up to the bowler with Suresh Raina for company.It looked like Chahar had lost the plot and was scared of the responsibility of bowling in the death with the batsmen in full flow. But an animated chat from Dhoni saw Chahar come back strongly and even dismiss David Miller off the last ball of the over. A scolding from Dhoni saw Chahar come back on track and he finished the over giving away just 13 runs, after two free hits.MS Dhoni schooling Deepak Chahar for his back to back no balls #CSKvKXIP #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/iRhGQ62gibDeepak Raj Verma (@DeVeDeTr) April 6, 2019In the end, CSK won the game by 22 runs and Dhoni applauded Harbhajan Singh for keeping Chennai in the game even though it was much easier to bat in the second innings at Chepauk on Saturday. Harbhajan finished with 2/17 from his four overs, including the prized scalp of Chris Gayle.advertisement”We had to get the Universe Boss out. If he gets going even 200 wouldn’t have been enough. Bhajji got us the wickets. Otherwise, 160 was not enough. It was not a placid wicket but it became better in the second half. All three spinners did really well for us. Bhajji was really needed, over the years only off-spinners have troubled Chris Gayle.”The last couple of overs of Scott were brilliant. It was important for him to start well because he had to bowl in powerplay. Crowd supported us 100 per cent. Whenever the chips are down, they lift us. It really helps when the crowd is behind us. They come not only for games but also for practice. The love and affection showed by them is amazing. It feels good to be on top of the points table but it is a constant process, only 5 to 6 matches have been played and we need to keep improving in all aspects,” he said with a smile.Also Read | MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out earlyAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh happy after outwitting Chris Gayle in big win for CSKAlso Watch | MS Dhoni joins Shane Watson and Imran Tahir’s sons in a sprint face-off at ChepaukFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Dhoni loses coolFollow Deepak ChaharFollow no-ballFollow CSK vs KXIPFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI Punjab graphs advertisement Watch: MS Dhoni loses cool after Deepak Chahar bowls back-to-back no-ballsDeepak Chahar bowled two back-to-back no-balls in the 19th over which forced Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni to come over to the bowler and guide him. Chahar dismissed KXIP’s David Miller on the last ball of that over as CSK went onto win the match by 22 runs. commentary No data available! scorecard
S. Kannan New DelhiMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 09:31 IST Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be eyeing a record fourth IPL title (Courtesy by BCCI)Call it a marathon or call it a shootout, the Indian Premier League has been a mix of both. As the top two teams, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, compete in what promises to be a thrilling final in Hyderabad on Sunday, you have to salute the energy level of both the sides.When the first match of this edition of the IPL was held on March 23, it featured Chennai versus Royal Challengers Bangalore. To have come through a near 50-day grind in difficult conditions – playing and weather wise – it has been a fantastic journey for MS Dhoni’s side.They had lost to Mumbai in the qualifier the other day and then bounced back in no time to defeat Delhi Capitals and barge into the final of the IPL 12th edition.On paper, one would be tempted to say Mumbai Indians, led by ebullient Rohit Sharma are favourites. And if you look at their IPL record, they have beaten CSK 16 times and lost 11 times.To be sure, what has happened till now in IPL 2019 becomes irrelevant as just the one final match on Sunday will decide the champion. For those who have seen these two teams over the years, they will agree it has never been easy watching them compete.This time around, Mumbai’s real strength is in their bowling where Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and not to forget Rahul Chahar have been on top. Even though the T20 format is predominantly meant for the batsmen to play aggressive, bowlers from all teams have become smart.advertisementIf it’s the speedsters, they know what line and length to bowl and how accuracy is so important. If you talk of the spinners, their improvisation has become the talking point where they engage in great duels with the batsmen.Mumbai’s batting is safe and sound. Rohit Sharma has been the usual dependable leader and has great company in Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock and the latest star Suryakumar Yadav.Playing in a neutral venue like Hyderabad will mean there will be no crowd support factor in play. Yet, given the presence of so many superstars in both the sides, fans are expected to be divided when they cheer Mumbai and Chennai on Sunday.The success story of Chennai Super Kings has a lot to do with the leadership skills of Dhoni. At 37, he remains supremely fit, though he did have to sit out for a while this season. The format of the tournament and travel involved is huge. To be able to cope with these rigours, Dhoni has shown how he places a premium on his own fitness.There are a few more seasoned stars as well in CSK, with Harbhajan Singh showing his spin magic is intact, while big hitting Shane Watson and vastly experienced Suresh Raina are proven performers. The aberration, so to say, has been the inability of Ambati Rayudu to score runs this season. Perhaps, he will rise to the occasion on Sunday’s big stage.Talk of temperament or technique, there is very little which separates Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Chennai’s experience is a huge factor and could come into play when the going gets tough.From the fans’ point of view, be it those present inside the arena or millions who will be watching it on television and live streaming, this is a dream final. These two sides are the best in the IPL and for them to be meeting once more is a real treat.Considering that the IPL this season has been played along with the general elections, the conduct has been smooth. There have been many incidents on the field which made headlines, from R.Ashwin Mankading Jos Buttler, to Virat Kohli blowing his top over umpiring errors. And then, Dhoni himself was guilty in one match when he entered the field to argue with the umpire!Considering that the IPL is a premier club tournament, incidents like these did add to the drama and excitement. What Ashwin did was well within the rules and Dhoni entering the field of play was bizarre.Hopefully in the final, one will see only thrills and no controversies as the IPL has reached a crescendo. For the tournament to have been held with clockwork precision and not be affected by the general elections is a tribute to the planning which has gone into it.After all, during the 2009 elections, the IPL was moved to South Africa. And during the 2014 elections, the first phase of the IPL was held in the United Arab Emirates.advertisementMumbai or Chennai, who will lift the Cup? Even a crystal ball gazer may ponder over this for a long time.Also Read | Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Road to IPL 2019 finalAlso Read | Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings chase history in titanic battleAlso Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in HyderabadGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL finalFollow MI vs CSKFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsFollow Rohit SharmaFollow MS Dhoni Hard to pick the winnerMumbai Indians face Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 Indian Premier League with both teams eyeing a record fourth IPL title.advertisement
Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final liveWimbledon 2019 final, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic live streaming and watch online: It’s going to be the battle of titans at Wimbledon as 8-time champion Federer takes on 4-time winner Djokovic in the men’s singles final.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:20 IST Novac Djokovic vs Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2019 final watch online: Federer and Djokovic will battle it out for the title (Reuters File Photo)Roger Federer will be eyeing his ninth Wimbledon title when he takes on four-time champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday.Federer and Djokovic will meet in the men’s final at the All England Club for the third time. Djokovic won both of those previous matchups, in 2014 and 2015.Federer did get the better of Djokovic at Wimbledon on Centre Court once, beating the Serb in the semifinals in 2012. Federer, who is 37, is going for his 21st major title, while Djokovic, 32, is eyeing his 16th.Djokovic leads their head-to-head series 25-22, including 9-6 at Grand Slam tournaments.Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday’s semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested nearly so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.The Swiss will need to match those heights again on Sunday to end a four-match losing streak against Sunday’s opponent.It would be unwise to bet against him managing that, but many commentators make top seed Djokovic the favourite.What TV channel is the Wimbledon 2019 men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final matches can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Hotstar will provide the live streaming for Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic.Where will the Wimbledon 2019 final be played and when will it start?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be played from 6:30 PM IST at the Centre Court of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.Where can I watch the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?advertisementThe match will be shown on Star Sports Select 1.Where can I check the online live updates of the Wimbledon 2019 final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?You can follow our coverage here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsAlso 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 Next
AP to get central and tribal universities, will be completed in 4 years: HRD MinisterParliament approved a Bill to set up a central university and a tribal university in Andhra Pradesh, with HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal assuring the two varsities will be completed in the next four years.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 17:55 IST Parliament approved a Bill to set up a central university and a tribal university in Andhra Pradesh.Parliament Tuesday approved a Bill to set up a central university and a tribal university in Andhra Pradesh, with HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal assuring the two varsities will be completed in the next four years. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Rajya Sabha with a voice vote. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on July 12.Currently, these two universities are functioning in temporary facilities in Anantpur and Vizianagaram respectively.Replying on the Bill after around three hours debate, the Minister assured the members that these two universities would be completed in four years and there would be no fund constraints.Read: Bill introduced for central, tribal universities in Andhra Pradesh in Lok SabhaFunds allocated for the two universitiesThe government has already allocated Rs 450 crore for the central university against the total outlay of Rs 902.07 crore and Rs 420 crore for tribal university against the outlay of Rs 836 crore, he said.On members’ concern over the delay in setting up of the two varsities in Andhra Pradesh, the Minister said the government has in fact approved in the shortest span setting of the two central universities in the state.Already, IIT, NIT, IIM, and IIITs have been approved for Andhra Pradesh, he said adding that so many institutions are being set up in such a short span whereas many things have still not been done in Uttarkhand which was carved out way back in 2000.How will the two varsities help Andhra Pradesh develop?According to the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the two universities will increase access and quality of higher education and also promote avenues of higher education for the people of the state.advertisementThe Tribal University will provide instructional and research facilities in tribal art, culture and customs and advancement in technology to the tribal population of India.At present, there is no central university in Andhra Pradesh while other states, except Goa, have one or more such institution.Setting up a central university and a central tribal university in Andhra Pradesh is obligatory under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 for creation of Telangana.The Minister also mentioned that a tribal central university will be set up in Telangana when the land will be provided by the state government.Problems with the proposed varsitiesParticipating in the debate, YSRCP member Vijaysai Reddy said the government should give a timeframe for establishing two universities in Andhra Pradesh.More than five years have passed and the central government has sanctioned only Rs 18 crore for the setting of Tribal university, he said.Speaking about the central university, Reddy said that even in the second year of operation, the institution is functioning without proper infrastructure and academic staff.He sought permanent staff and infrastructure for the central university.Reddy raised the issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh and said the present government has not fulfilled the promise made by the Manmohan Singh government. in this regard.Javed Ali Khan (SP) sought reasons for not completing setting up of the two universities in Andhra Pradesh over the past five years.He also mentioned that the government was setting up so many universities with adhoc staff and that efforts should be make to appoint permanent staff.K Keshava Rao (TRS) alleged step-motherly treatment to Telangana. K Ravindra Kumar (TDP) said the central university was running without permanent campus and faculties.P Bhattacharya (Congress), GVL Narsimha Rao (BJP), A Vijayakumar (AIDMK), Abir Ranjan Biswas (AITC), Prashanta Nanda (BJP), Kahkashan Perween (JD-U), KK Ragesh (CPI-M), Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD), Swapan Dasgupta (Nominated), L Hanumanthiah (Congress) and Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe (BJP) participated in the debate.Members raised concern over the poor infrastructure facilities as well as huge vacancies in faculties in central universities across the country.Read: This university has launched a master’s programme to fight against climate changeRead: Sports University in Patiala to be operational from September 1Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Central universityFollow tribal universityFollow Andhra Pradesh
10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Curved hands that mirror the curved dial for graceful movement It takes a lot to get us out of bed for a business breakfast but hearing that Fossil is launching a luxury line had us curious.Hosted by Hal Rubenstein he immediately eliminated the elephant in the room. “Nobody needs a watch!” he shouted as he held up his iPhone. Yet with men more interested in looking good these days, accessories sales are on the rise and as Hal deadpanned, “owning one watch is like owning one pair of shoes, it’s just stupid.”Most know Fossil as that mall brand that has some pretty cool looking watches, but the brand is ready to take their image to the next level; so this season Fossil launched a collection of Swiss made watches ranging from $695 to $995. Far from mall prices yet still a good buy for a luxury watch. Since the brand already makes watches for the likes of DKNY, Michael Kors, Diesel and recently Karl Lagerfeld, they figured why not promote their own name and quality?The collection features automatic watches and chronographs in classically designed five-piece case construction. There are also day-date timepieces, the swankiest form of timekeeping. The styles feature either a full-grain genuine leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.Other attributes you can point out to your envious friends include:Double-domed sapphire crystal – allowing for distortion free viewing Editors’ Recommendations You Should Read Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s Guide to Life The five-piece case construction which offers perfect angles and elegant linesThat tax refund will be here before you know it. How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets
I recently pulled my dad’s old weekender out from the garage. It is a classic and I was hoping it was in good condition. Wrong. The waxed canvas and leather handles had molded and the zipper was rusted shut. Into the garbage it went and a heritage tear was shed.Recently however we discovered a new line of luggage coming out of New York City that is classic, quality and pretty indestructible. Hudson Sutler is the vision of Grant Hewit, a former history major and Wall Streeter who had that, “look in the mirror moment thinking, what the hell am I doing on Wall Street”. He quit his job and created his company in 2011. As for the name, Grant explained that Hudson is a nod to his New Jersey upbringing and a Sutler was a civilian merchant who sold goods to the military while they were in camp. The term died out after the Civil War but, “we like to say we’re carrying on the entrepreneurial spirit of the sutlers of our past.”Grant was looking for a weekend bag and couldn’t find anything he liked so he started brain storming on a bag line that was good looking, functional and affordable. “So many weekenders are in the $400-$1000 price range and that is simply unattainable for many,” Grant told us.Hudson Sutler bags are made from 18 oz. canvas with heavy weight cotton handles (opposed to leather so you can chuck it in the wash), a quick grab handle at the end of the bag and a big fat white zipper. The zipper has become something of a trademark for the company. It helps the bag stand out in a crowd and it also doesn’t rust and won’t get stuck.We are also fans of the distinctive linings in all the bags, giving the user a little something extra to look forward to while packing. We are also happy about the exterior pocket for quick grab items. Order one up for weekends away, gym time or just a daily carry all. And don’t be afraid of those colors! They will certainly add a little pop to your day.Keep an eye out for Dopp kits in the fall. What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style You Should Read Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s Guide to Life Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest Editors’ Recommendations
The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Last Friday, October 16th, Alberta Cross released their third full-length and Dine Alone Records debut. The album is self-titled, which is an appropriate choice considering that it marks something of a new beginning for bandleader Petter Ericson Stakee. In 2013, about a year after Alberta Cross’s sophomore album, Songs of Patience, came out, founding bassist Terry Wolfers left the band. This meant Stakee was the sole original member and allowed him to move the project in directions it might not have gone with Wolfers.Stakee notes, “This is the first time I’ve done everything myself,” he says. “It kind of brought it back to where I’d started. I’m excited now because I’ve taken it back. I made this record…I wrote all the songs. It’s a fresh start for me. That’s why it’s self-titled.” Many of the songs on Alberta Cross add vibrant horns to a folky, southern rock sound. That includes the second track, “Ghost of Santa Fe,” which indirectly addresses Stakee’s solitude in creating the album. “Santa Fe’s” lyrics deal with searching, for ghosts, the past, and himself.Before recording Alberta Cross, Stakee played a series of late night jam sessions with a variety of musicians in a friend’s Greenwich Village bar. “Those nights really inspired this record,” the musician said of the jam sessions. This inspiration shows itself in the fluidity of the album’s tracks and in the addition of many instruments, like the mandolin and French horn, to Alberta Cross.Alberta Cross is a rebirth for the band and Stakee. Creatively, it is a return to the beginning for Stakee himself. Sonically, however, the record scales up rather than down, successfully incorporating a slew of instruments into the music.Alberta Cross is out now on Dine Alone Records and available through Amazon, iTunes, and Dine Alone’s official store.