a month agoTottenham chairman Levy: Refinancing will not affect transfers

first_imgTottenham chairman Levy: Refinancing will not affect transfersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists their transfer funds remain as deep as ever.Levy has insisted that the refinancing of Tottenham’s stadium debt will not impact the club’s activity in the transfer market.Spurs borrowed £637million in loans from various banks to help finance the development and construction of their 62,062-seat ground, which opened in April.Levy told the Financial Times that the new arrangements will not alter the way the north London club is run.He said: “The refinancing will have no ­bearing on how we run the club… and no bearing on those types of short-term movements [like transfers].” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBurnley’s two goal striker Chris Wood: We were at our best

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley’s two goal striker Chris Wood: We were at our bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley’s two goal striker Chris Wood praised the manner of their win over Norwich City.Norwich – fresh from beating champions Manchester City a week ago – never really threatened the lead as Sean Dyche’s men wrapped up a first win since the opening day with an accomplished display from back to front.“That’s what comes of it if we are at our best – we get the three points,” said Wood.“That’s what we try and strive to do every week and it’s nice to put in a great performance and get the three points out of it.“We thrive on home games and try and work hard to get those wins. Thankfully we got another one today and now we can build on that and go forward.“We knew we had a good four games (between international breaks) to hopefully get some points on the board and we’ve started pretty well.“You can look it very happily, knowing that we can build on it and move forward and hopefully get some more results.” last_img read more

The 5 Most-Underrated College Football Teams By The Oddsmakers Entering 2016

first_imgCollege Football Playoff trophy on top of sportsbook board.National TitleYesterday, we ranked the five most-overrated college football teams in the country based on the odds the sports books are giving them to win the national championship. Twitter/Playoff.Twitter/Playoff.You can see those five teams here. Now, we’re ranking the five most-underrated teams by the oddsmakers. These are five teams whose national championship odds are a little too low, in our opinion. So, yes, these five teams – in our opinion – would be good teams to bet on to win it all. As we did with the five most-overrated teams’ feature, we’re using Bovada’s national title odds, which you can see here. Here are the five most-underrated college football teams in the country heading into the season. Start With No. 5 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

Video: Dez Bryant Says Cowboys Aren’t Hazing Ezekiel Elliott, They “Need His Mind Right”

first_imgDez Bryant seen on TMZ sports.Despite 2016 being running back Ezekiel Elliott’s first season in the NFL, don’t expect the Cowboys rookie to be picking up any massive dinner checks this offseason. With the playoffs in mind, they want the former Ohio State star’s head to be clear of distractions. On Tuesday, TMZ Sports posted this great video to YouTube of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant saying that the Cowboys don’t playfully haze rookies anymore and that Elliott will escape the tradition altogether because they “need his mind right.”With so many weapons on the field it’s easy to see why. The addition of Elliott behind one of the best offensive lines in the country provides endless possibilities in Dallas. Bringing balance to the potent offense could really open things up for Tony Romo.last_img

Leganes vs Real Madrid team news: Isco returns to starting XI

first_imgHaving beaten Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie, Real Madrid make the short trip to Estadio Municipal de Butarque with the expectation of completing the job on Wednesday.Despite that victory, it has been a rocky start to 2019 for Los Blancos, who got a league win under their belts at the weekend against Real Betis . They were made to work hard for that success, though, and with Champions League football next season anything but a formality they will surely focus on the league.Leganes, meanwhile, are likely in the business of simply trying to save face; two goals in the last 25 minutes of the first leg have surely put this tie beyond them. Game Leganes vs Real Madrid Date Wednesday, January 16 Time 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on beIN SPORTS and streamed on beIN SPORTS Connect. US TV channel Online stream beIN SPORTS beIN SPORTS Connect In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Leganes players Goalkeepers Lunin, Cuellar, Serantes Defenders Siovas, Omeruo, Dos Santos, Tarin, Silva, Nyom, Juanfran Midfielders Perez, Vesga, Gumbau, Eraso Forwards Arnaiz, Merino, Ojeda, El Zhar, Rolan, Santos, En-Nesyri, Braithwaite Leganes starting XI: Cuellar; Juanfran, Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Kravets; Eraso, Recio, Gerard Gumbau; Merino, Braithwaite Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Navas, Luca, Altube Defenders Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Reguilon, Sanchez, Odriozola Midfielders Casemiro, Jaume, Ceballos, Valverde, Brahim, Isco Forwards Vazquez, Vinicius Jr, Cristo Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Odriozola, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Regulion; Vazquez, Vinicius, IscoBetting & Match Odds Real Madrid are priced by bet365 at odds of 21/20 to take the win, while a draw is available at 23/10. A win for Leganes is priced at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more . 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? Match Preview Isco, Real MadridReal Madrid’s 3-0 win over Leganes last week has proven to be a vital result.Not only did it ease the pressure on interim head coach Santi Solari, which had built following a 2-0 home loss to Real Sociedad a few days earlier, but it was emphatic enough to allow for an off night in the second leg.After Sergio Ramos’ opener from the penalty spot just before the break, Madrid cut clear in the final quarter, with goals from Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior going some way to sealing the team’s place in the next round.Madrid continued their momentum against Real Betis at the weekend, going to Seville and scoring a fine 2-1 win against opponents who seriously tested them.It was a hard night for the capital club, who lost Karim Benzema to a fractured wrist and have seen a raft of problems mount due to muscular complaints.These issues have only highlighted the ongoing absence of Isco, with the coach unhappy with his efforts in training. If he is not involved from the outset on Wednesday, it would surely be a killer blow to his hopes of remaining with the team.Leganes were semi-finalists in the Copa del Rey last season but find themselves all but out of the competition after last week’s loss.They bounced back with a vital 1-0 win over La Liga’s bottom side Huesca on Saturday, but with a relegation battle to fight, it would be understandable if they do not channel all their energy towards this encounter.last_img read more

Ohio State Screwed Up A Rivalry Tweet, And Michigan Fans Are Loving It

first_imgOhio State forgets an M on its tweet.Whoever runs Ohio State’s Twitter account made a pretty embarrassing mistake on Monday morning, and Michigan fans are having a field day with it.Every year, Ohio State and its fans do their best to block out any “Ms” on campus (and on social media) during the week leading up to their big rivalry game against Michigan. But Monday morning, whoever runs Ohio State’s Twitter account made a pretty big error.While X-ing out the “M” in “Monday”, “Morning” and “campus”, the Buckeyes forgot to take the “M” out of “from.” Michigan fans (and everyone else) are loving the mistake:Happy ❌onday ❌orning from The Ohio State University ca❌pus. pic.twitter.com/zSpfDakfzg— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 21, 2016Xissed one. https://t.co/lG6Ce1xoyW— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) November 21, 2016You tried. @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/55qUUjHbbx— LG (@LGhail) November 21, 2016@OhioStateFB When you cross out all the m’s but forget the ‘m’ in from pic.twitter.com/44iueSqDRB— Ben Lewandowski (@AwkwardBenny) November 21, 2016@OhioStateFB stick to flipping burgers, you obviously can’t social media very well in addition to playing school.— † Wolverine Devotee (@UMichWD) November 21, 2016@OhioStateFB FYI FROM has an M. #Fail #GoBlue— Kelly E (@AngelMom037) November 21, 2016Ohio State poked fun at itself on Twitter later on.Scout tea❌ hel❌ets are ready.(Did we get all the ❌’s this ti❌e? ¯_(ツ)_/¯)#BeatTTUN pic.twitter.com/67OIlcRqKc— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 21, 2016The Game hasn’t mean this much in years. Saturday should be fun.last_img read more

Here Are The Announcers For The Michigan vs. Notre Dame Game

first_imgC.J. Prosise running the ball for Notre DameANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 07: C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs the ball against the Michigan Wolverines during the game at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan-Notre Dame is without question one of the most anticipated games of the college football season, let alone opening weekend.Both teams are ranked in the top 15, and it is their first meeting since 2014. Two traditional programs with a long-standing rivalry and big expectations playing in prime time?Yes please.The day before the day before. 2️⃣ DAYS! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/kD33W5NJ7f— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 30, 20182️⃣ days! @SwedishBlackGuy and @dexterw_22 you ready?#GoIrish ☘️ #BeatMichigan pic.twitter.com/5GebwvF8gq— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 30, 2018Kickoff for this game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.Here is who will be broadcasting the contest:Play-by-play: Mike TiricoGame analyst: Doug FlutieSideline reporter: Kathryn TappenNotre Dame is a two-point favorite in this game. Expect this one to go down to the wire.last_img read more

Predicting What The Third College Football Playoff Rankings Will Look Like

first_imgCornerback Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The third version of the College Football Playoff rankings comes out on Tuesday, and after a weekend that featured only a few upsets, there likely won’t be many changes at the top. That said, it’s starting to become obvious that there are only really nine teams with a shot at playing for it all.Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame – all of which are undefeated – are seemingly going to be part of the field, so long as they win out. In such a case, the battle for the No. 4 spot would be fascinating.Michigan, which blew out Rutgers on Saturday, currently occupies that spot. But the Wolverines still have to play Ohio State, which is also in contention, in the final game of the regular season.Oklahoma and West Virginia each have one loss – and at this point it looks like they might play each other in back-to-back weeks to end the season.Georgia, after beating Auburn, kept its hopes alive. Washington State, too, only has one loss on the season.Let’s go ahead and attempt to predict what the top 10 will look like on Tuesday.AlabamaClemsonNotre DameMichiganGeorgiaOklahomaWashington StateOhio StateLSUWest VirginiaThe third version of the rankings will come out Tuesday night.last_img read more

What The BCS Top 16 Would Look Like This Week

first_imgA shot of an American flag and the BCS title game logo.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: A giants American Flag is displayed on the field prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff rankings will be updated tomorrow night. We’ll see how the top 25 looks, but the top 10 should be pretty set.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan will remain the top four. Behind them will be Georgia, followed by Oklahoma and then some combination of LSU, Ohio State, Washington State and UCF.The old BCS system was a lot different than the CFP one, but if it was still in place, the rankings would basically be the same.Here’s how the BCS top 16 would shake out right now, courtesy of BCSKnowHow.comThis week’s simulated look at what the #BCS might’ve looked like ranks UCF ahead of Ohio State while No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Georgia remain separated by the thinnest of margins: pic.twitter.com/iaCNmVEO19— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) November 19, 2018All Alabama, Clemson and Michigan need to do is survive “Rivalry Week” and win their respective conference championship games in order to reach the playoff. Notre Dame’s regular season ends this weekend at USC, and if the Irish move to 12-0, they essentially lock up a playoff berth as well.We’ll see how the next two weeks shake out.In the meantime, the new CFP rankings will be unveiled tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Tommy Tuberville Reportedly Interested In Open College Football Job

first_imgA closeup of Cincinnati Coach Tommy Tuberville.CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Tommy Tuberville of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks on in the first half against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Auburn and Cincinnati head football coach Tommy Tuberville reportedly has interest in returning to the sideline.Tuberville, 64, could reportedly be a candidate for a major assistant job.Miami will reportedly be looking for a new defensive coordinator, as Manny Diaz is expected to be the next head coach at Temple.According to a new report, Tuberville has interest in replacing him.“Regarding Manny Diaz situation: we’re told that among those believed to have interest in replacing him would be former Cincinnati, Auburn (and more) coach Tommy Tuberville,” Susan Miller Degnan tweeted.Regarding Manny Diaz situation: we’re told that among those believed to have interest in replacing him would be former Cincinnati, Auburn (and more) coach Tommy Tuberville.— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) December 12, 2018Tuberville has been out of coaching since 2012. He led Cincinnati’s program from 2013-16 and previously coached at Texas Tech, Auburn and Ole Miss.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Texas Lands 4-Star OL Commit Isaiah Hookfin

first_imgAn exterior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns’ already-solid Class of 2019 just added a little bit of extra muscle on the offensive line with their latest recruiting addition.On Friday, 4-star OL Isaiah Hookfin announced that he would be committing to Texas.The announcement came equipped with several photos of Hookfin in a Texas uniform and a personal message explaining his decision.You can read the message in Hookfin’s Tweet below:Glad to sign and continue my football and education at University of Texas @HamiltonESPN @CoachHand @BCarringtonUT pic.twitter.com/LebRbTs55b— Hook (@IsaiahHookfin) December 21, 2018Hookfin is rated the No. 370 prospect in the nation, the No. 32 OT, and the No. 44 prospect from the state of Texas by 247Sports.247Sports‘ Crystal Ball Predictions had the race for Hookfin’s signature down to Texas and Baylor.The addition of Hookfin also helped the Longhorns’ recruiting class ranking, as 247Sports now has the team in the top-10 in the nation for the Class of 2019. He is the second-highest rated OT recruit after Tyler Johnson, and gives the Longhorns their 14th 4-star prospect of the class.last_img read more

Auburn Football Suffers Major Injury Ahead Of Opener vs. Oregon

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Schwartz is considered a bonafide speedster who has run a blazing 4.34 40-time.Fortunately for the Tigers, they should have the services of junior wide receiver Eli Stove, another speedster who is returning from a major knee injury.Speedy Auburn receiver Anthony Schwartz to undergo surgery, reports @bmarcello https://t.co/Or8tTFhMvu pic.twitter.com/vq5QYzjl57— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 5, 2019The Tigers are coming off an 8-5 season that included upset wins over Washington and Texas A&M. They finished the season with a 63-14 blowout win over Purdue in the Music City Bowl.Auburn heads into the season ranked No. 16 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll.The Tigers and the Ducks are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Aug. 31. The game will be on ABC. An exterior view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 13: General view of Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 13, 2018 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)When the Auburn Tigers kick off the 2019 season against Oregon later this month, they may be without one of their top receivers. Wideout Anthony Schwartz is going to be gone for a while with a pretty major injury.According to 247Sports, Schwartz suffered a hand injury in practice this past Sunday that will require surgery. Per the report, he may undergo the surgery as early as Monday.Though the injury is not too serious, his status for the opener on August 31 is now up in the air.As a freshman, Schwartz caught 22 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns. He also proved adept in the running game, rushing 27 times for 211 yards and another five touchdowns.last_img read more

Reggie Bush, FOX Kickoff Team Will Be At USC This Friday Night

first_img Considering the status of his relationship with the school, it may be a significant moment for him to be so close.🚗Road Trip!🚗The cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF travels to the Coliseum for No. 10 Utah at USC this Friday at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman call the action at 9:00 PM ET. https://t.co/ziiRAnhivD— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) September 16, 2019The now-retired running back reportedly called the team back several years back to mend the fences. But according to the Los Angeles Times, he did not explicitly apologized for his actions.Bush won’t be honored or acknowledged by USC at this particular game, but who knows what the occasion may bring. A closeup of Reggie Bush's face.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 07: Former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush reacts before the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Friday’s matchup between Utah and USC will have a number of fascinating storylines around it, specifically for the Trojans. How hot is head coach Clay Helton’s seat? Is Urban Meyer a candidate to replace him? Can they upset arguably the best team in the Pac-12?But you can make the argument that the FOX Sports BIG NOON KICKOFF show could feature the best storyline of all. FOX is hosting their show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. That means Reggie Bush will be making a rare return to his alma mater.Bush was a legendary running back at USC, winning countless accolades for the Trojans. But several years after he left school, he became the center of a massive controversy that tarnished his legacy.Bush became the center of an investigation into USC athletics for receiving thousands of dollars in gifts during his time there. Bush was ultimately stripped of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and the school was sanctioned for several years.last_img read more

Virat Kohli’s ICC awards sweep a proud moment for India: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgVirat Kohli’s ICC awards sweep a proud moment for India: Sunil GavaskarICC Awards: Sunil Gavaskar said Virat Kohli’s ICC awards will inspire future India cricketers. Kohli, on Tuesday, became the first player ever to win all the three big ICC awards in a single year.advertisement India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 23:33 IST Virat Kohli hit 1202 runs in 14 ODIs in 2018 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli became the first player to win all 3 big ICC awards in a single yearKohli is the first man to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsSunil Gavaskar said Kohli’s feat is a proud moment for all of IndiaSunil Gavaskar lauded Virat Kohli after the India captain became the first man to win all three ICC awards. On Tuesday, Kohli was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year. In 2018, Kohli was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.Virat Kohli is only the third man to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year twice and the second to win it in consecutive years. Kohli had a sensational 2018 scoring 11 international hundreds – 6 in ODIs and 5 in Tests.In 2018, Kohli scored 1202 runs in 14 ODIs. In 13 Tests, Kohli scored 1322 runs including 593 in the five-Test series against England.Besides, Virat Kohli was also named captain of the ICC’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year. Last year, Kohli led India to historic ODI and T20I series wins in South Africa. Later in Australia, Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain.Gavaskar said Kohli’s rich haul at the ICC awards was a big moment for Indian cricket.”This is such a proud moment for fans of Indian cricket and former players and players aspiring to represent India. It shows when there’s hard work, a player can reach the pinnacle,” Gavaskar told India Today.”This is a massive achievement. The last one year has been tremendous for Virat Kohli. Nobody is anywhere close to Kohli.”Virat Kohli, who will be in action in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting Wednesday in Napier, said the awards motivated him to keep pushing hard.advertisement”It feels amazing. It’s a reward for all the hard work that you do throughout the calendar year. I feel really grateful and very, very happy with the team doing well at the same time myself performing. Having recognition at the global level from the ICC is something you feel proud of as a cricketer because you understand that there are many players playing the game,” Kohli said in a video message.”To be rewarded in this manner from amongst all of them is obviously a very proud moment for me and something that gives you more motivation to keep repeating the same things because you have to keep the standard of cricket up and keep bringing in consistent performances. From that point of view, these awards give you that extra motivation.”Also Read | Virat Kohli’s charged-up men seek to bury the ghost of 2014Also Read | Shubman Gill looks to Virat Kohli for inspiration in New ZealandAlso Read | Virat Kohli first cricketer to win all 3 ICC Awards after sensational year in Tests and ODIsFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

IMG-Reliance not to broadcast Pakistan Super League over Pulwama attack

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 00:10 IST IMG Reliance will not broadcast PSL in protest against the Pulwama terror attack (@thePSLt20 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIMG Reliance is the only producers of the Pakistan Super League worldwidePSL will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production serviceThe move comes in response to 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers being killed in the Pulwama terror attackIMG Reliance Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League in protest against the Pulwama terrorist attack.On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.”Due to unfortunate events a couple of days back which resulted in the death of Indian soldiers, IMG Reliance is pulling out with immediate effects, from offering broadcast production services for PSL. The incident that occured is deeply regrettable,” stated a mail addressed to Sohaib Sheikh and Kamil Khan of Pakistan Cricket Board, the content of which is in possession of PTI.Being the only producers of the event, the development means PSL will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production services, an official said.The fourth edition of PSL got underway in Dubai on Thursday.The six-team tournament is currently being held in Dubai and Sharjah before moving to Pakistan for final eight matches, including the summit clash in Karachi.Also Read | Pulwama terror attack: Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaAlso Read | Denounce India-Pakistan World Cup match: Cricket Club of India secretary to BCCIAlso Read | BCCI asks Committee of Administrators to sanction Rs 5 crore for martyrs of Pulwama attackFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Pakistan Super LeagueFollow PSLFollow IMG RelianceFollow broadcastFollow Pulwama terror attack IMG-Reliance not to broadcast Pakistan Super League over Pulwama attackIMG Reliance pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League with immediate effects in protest against the Pulwama terror attack. At least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in the terror attack on Thursdayadvertisementlast_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah slammed on social media for not acknowledging gateman’s handshake

first_imgJasprit Bumrah slammed on social media for not acknowledging gateman’s handshakeIPL 2019: Jasprit Bumrah was criticised for not shaking a man’s hand who welcomed him at the gate before he stepped onto the Wankhede Stadium field for the Mumbai Indians practice session.advertisement Ritayan Basu MumbaiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 15:21 IST Jasprit Bumrah was criticised for not shaking a man’s hand in video posted by Mumbai Indians (Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah was slammed on social media for not noticing a man trying to shake his handBumrah was on his way to the Wankhede Stadium for a practice session with Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians will begin their IPL 2019 campaign against Delhi Capitals on SundayJasprit Bumrah will be expected to uproot stumps and be a general hindrance to scoring runs for the batsmen for Mumbai Indians at the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.Bumrah has been practicing hard to hone his skills and reached the MI practice session at the Wankhede stadium. The Mumbai franchise posted a video montage of Bumrah’s training as the speedster sent down fireballs, showing his readiness for the cricket carnival to begin.In the video posted by Mumbai Indians on their social media platforms, Bumrah can be seen stepping down from a car as a gateman welcomes Bumrah with folded hands. Bumrah nods his head in acknowledgement but as he looks up to say ‘hi’ to the camera, he missed a hand rising slightly to shake his.Here take a look for yourself -Watch: Boom is back #CricketMeriJaan #OneFamily @Jaspritbumrah93 pic.twitter.com/luoA7aIT8KMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 21, 2019Fans have taken to comments section of the video to criticise Bumrah for not shaking the man’s hand – Other too have come to Bumrah’s defense, saying that Bumrah did not notice it – Bumrah though on the field continued to hit the mark, showcasing his ability to consistently bowl in the block-hole. Mumbai Indians posted a video of Bumrah doing exactly that.Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians head coach, believes that Bumrah will definitely be a game changer in the 12th season of the IPL.”He is always an attacking option with his wicket-taking ability. In the death overs, he has all the skills and he backs himself to do that. He is definitely a game changer,” Jayawardene said speaking exclusively to India Today.advertisementZaheer Khan, Director of Cricket Operations at Mumbai Indians, echoed the opinion of the head coach, saying that Bumrah along with his mentor’s Lasith Malinga will wreck havoc on the opposing batsmen.”Bumrah kind of idolises him as well. Malinga in his peak and Bumrah are two similar kind of bowlers. Bumrah has benefited spending time with Malinga,” Zaheer said.Bumrah will be stepping onto the field on Sunday for Mumbai Indians, when they on Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in their first match of the season.Also Read | Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matchesAlso Read | ‘12,000 fans at practice match just a teaser’: Decoding Chennai’s love for CSKAlso Read | History doesn’t favour Virat Kohli’s RCB as they gear up to face CSK in IPL openerFor 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 Jasprit BumrahFollow Wankhede StadiumFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow HandshakeFollow Delhi CapitalFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

What a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doubles

first_imgWhat a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doublesWimbledon 2019: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will partner with Andy Murray for the mixed doubles. Serena said she admires Murray’s work ethics.advertisement Next Associated Press WimbledonJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 16:40 IST Serena Williams will pair up with Andy Murray for Wimbledon 2019 mixed doubles. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams and Andy Murray will pair up for mixed doubles at WimbledonSerena has won 23 major singles championshipsMurray is limited to playing doubles after his hip injuryThis is quite a pair: Serena Williams is teaming up with Andy Murray for mixed doubles at Wimbledon.Murray’s agent, Matt Gentry, said Tuesday night that the two Grand Slam champions and former No. 1-ranked players will be partners at the All England Club.The deadline for signing up for mixed doubles at the tournament is Wednesday morning.When Williams appeared at her post-match news conference after a first-round victory in singles Tuesday which happened before the announcement that she’d play with Murray she was greeted by plenty of questions about the possibility.”His work ethic is just honestly off the charts. That’s something I’ve always respected about him. His fitness, everything. To do what he’s done in an era where there’s so many other great male tennis players, so much competition, to rise above it, not many people have done it. He’s actually one of the few,” Williams said. “There’s so many things to be admired. Above all, he really stands out, he really speaks up about women’s issues, no matter what. You can tell he has a really strong woman in his life. I think, above all, that is just fantastic.”They are sure to draw plenty of attention, much more than mixed doubles normally attracts, and fill the stands whenever and wherever their first-round match is played.Williams, of course, is one of the most successful and famous athletes in history, someone who has transcended her sport as a global icon while winning 23 major singles championships, along with another 14 in women’s doubles with her older sister, Venus. There are even a couple of mixed doubles titles on her resume, with Max Mirnyi at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, all the way back in 1998.advertisementMurray, meanwhile, is one of Britain’s biggest sports stars, forever known as the person who ended the locals’ 77-year wait for a homegrown men’s singles champion at the All England Club.In addition to that 2013 triumph, he won Wimbledon again in 2016, plus the U.S. Open in 2012, along with being the only tennis player to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in singles.He is limited to playing doubles at the moment as he returns from an operation for a hip replacement. Murray announced at the Australian Open in January that he thought he would need to retire this season because of pain in an already surgically repaired hip.But following a second procedure shortly thereafter, he decided to make a comeback. Murray won the doubles title at the first tournament of his return, last month at Queen’s Club with Feliciano Lopez.Murray is entered in men’s doubles at Wimbledon with Pierre-Hugues Herbert.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer survives 1st set wobble to sail into 2nd roundAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Dominic Thiem knocked out after shock 1st-round defeat to Sam QuerreyAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Wimbledon 2019last_img read more

Virat Kohli ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni as most followed cricketer on social media

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 15:36 IST India captain Virat Kohli is reigning supreme on social media (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is on top of the list with 30 million followers on each platformSuresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh are also among the top 10Universe Boss Chris Gayle completes the top 10Kohli has amassed over 20,000 international runs in this decade and is the only cricketer to achieve the feat. The Delhi lad has also been very active on social media platforms. With over over 30 million followers on each platform (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), he is the most follwed cricket star.Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar comes next with 30.1 million followers on Twitter. On Facebook and Instagram, he has 28 million and 16.5 million followers, respectively.MS Dhoni is not very active on social media platforms, still he occupies the third spot in the list with 15.4 million followers on Instagram, 7.7 million on Twitter and 20.5 million on Facebook.India opener Rohit Sharma, who is at the peak of his career, is also actively present on social media. The ‘Hitman’ has over 10 million followers on all the three big platforms — 10.5 million on Instagram, 14.7 million on Twitter and 11 million on Facebook.Out of favour Suresh Raina, who recently underwent a knee surgery, has 16.7 million followers on Twitter, 9 million on Instagram and 3.1 million on Facebook.Yuvraj Singh comes next with 14 million followers on Facebook, 4.7 million on Twitter and 7.5 million on Instagram.Harbhajan Singh, also known as the ‘Turnbanator’, is also an active social media user. He is constantly seen tweeting on various issues and has 10.1 million followers on Twitter, 3.6 million on Instagram and 6.6 million on Facebook.South Africa great AB de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the most loved cricketers globally. Also known as ‘Mr. 360 degree’ for the versatility of his cricketing shots, de Villiers has a great social media following. With 8.5 million followers on Instagram, 6.7 million on Twitter and 3.6 million on Facebook, the 35-year-old is 8th on the list.advertisementIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan comes next with 8.9 million followers on Facebook, 4.1 million on Twitter and 4.8 million on Instagram.Chris Gayle, the leading run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs, is placed 10th in the list. The Jamaican is very active on Instagram and has 15 million followers across the three platforms (Facebook 7.8 million, Twitter 4.4 million and Instagram 2.8 million).Also Read | Selection process was tough, says Ravi Shastri after bagging another term as India coachAlso Read | NADA to start testing cricketers during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOsAlso 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 Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow MS DhoniFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Chris GayleFollow InstagramFollow TwitterFollow Facebook Virat Kohli ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni as most followed cricketer on social mediaMS Dhoni is not very active on social media platforms, still he occupies the third spot in the list with 15.4 million followers on Instagram, 7.7 million on Twitter and 20.5 million on Facebook.advertisementlast_img read more

Will name my 1st child after you: Fans react to Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroics

first_img scorecard commentary view more view less advertisement Will name my 1st child after you: Fans react to Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroicsAshes 2019, England vs Australia 3rd Test: Ben Stokes helped England do a miracle as they gunned down a 359-run target to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes Urn. Stokes remained unbeaten on 131 as Headingley erupted in joy. Next India Today Web Desk LeedsAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 21:26 IST Ashes 3rd Test: Ben Stokes delivered miraculous win as England keep Ashes hopes alive (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes hit 135 not out as England gunned down record 359-run targetStokes added 76 runs for the 11th wicket with tail-ender Jack LeachEngland keep their Ashes hopes alive as series tied at 1-1England’s first innings last less than 28 overs as they were bundled for 67. However, Ben Stokes’ once-in-a-life-time innnings lasted more than that as the hosts pulled off a miracle in the Leeds Test to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes on Sunday.Ben Strokes, who delivered a thrilling win for England in the World Cup final a couple of weeks ago, was at it again as he hit an unbeaten 135 to help the hosts complete the highest-ever run chase in their Test history.Leeds Test, Day 4: Ben Stokes’ 135 highlightsStokes hit 8 sixes and 11 boundaries and stitched a 76-run stand with No. 11 Jack Leach as England got past the finish line, giving English fans a few nervy moments before arguably the best moment of their sport-followingThe English media wrote the 3rd Test off a couple of days ago. England conceded a lead of 112 even as Australia managed only 179 in the first innings. Led by Marnus Labuschange’s brilliance, Australia posted 246 in the second innnigs and set England a mammoth total of 359.When England batting coach Graham Thrope talked up the hosts’ chances before the final innings, a section of the cricket fraternity laughed.England’s chase got off to the worst possible start as they lost Rory Burns and Joe Denly cheaply but Joe Root and Joe Denly sttiched a 126-run stand to give Australia some headaches at Stumps on Day 3.However, Australia began Sunday morning on a high by getting the wicket of Joe Root after the England captain managed to add just 2 runs to his overnight score.advertisementEngland did not refuse to go away even after losing their captain as their World Cup stars Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow added 86 runs for the 5th wicket.The match swung in Australia’s favour once again when they managed to remove Jonny Bairstow and get Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes cheaply.The burden of helping England achieve the miracle rested solely on Ben Stokes’ shouders and he delivered with an all-time classic.Ben Stokes’ heroics sent Twitter into a frenzy. Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted to the England all-rounder’s masterclass.Truly remarkable @benstokes38 ?????????????????????Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) August 25, 2019Every Ben Stokes needs a Jack Leach.Richard Osman (@richardosman) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes at the crease: pic.twitter.com/iXS5SWdOljCoral (@Coral) August 25, 2019Please @benstokes38 bring it back for us again. If you do this I’ll name my first child after youMartin 2 Smoove (@Martin2Smoove) August 25, 2019That was special from Ben Stokes. Single handedly winning the test match. Great viewingVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 25, 2019One of the greatest sporting moments of my lifetime, so I think we all know who is going to win sports personality of the year. Arise Sir Ben StokesLuke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes has created two of the more remarkable bits of sporting theatre you will ever see in the space of 6 weeks. #TheAshesDaniel Garb (@DanielGarb) August 25, 2019I say Ben Stokes for PM, Leach for defense minister!Dilip Soman ???? (@dilipsoman) August 25, 2019Monumental Effort from @benstokes38Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes = a colossus. Jack Leach, just a lad from Taunton polishing his glasses. Brilliant. CC @adrian_hearnJames Beal (@JamesSBeal) August 25, 2019Sport does things nothing else in life can do #Ashes #BenStokesMatthew Stadlen (@MatthewStadlen) August 25, 2019What an UNBELEIVABLE game of test cricket!! So glad I got to watch @benstokes38 work his magic. You won’t ever see much better than that! Love it ????Katherine Brunt (@KBrunt26) August 25, 2019No word to say. Simply outstanding. Dedication and hard work pays off. What an inning from @benstokes38. Truly one of the greatest inning I watched. Congrats for ur all round performances. Congrats team England for the outstanding win. @root66 @josbuttler @StuartBroad8Dhammika Prasad (@imDhammika) August 25, 2019This has to be the greatest match winning innings . No words could ever describe how magnificent this innings from @benstokes38 was . Im still shaking .Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) August 25, 2019My friend Mike was at Headingley two days ago, and again today. 67 all out, and Ben Stokes playing Roy Of The Rovers. What a game.Dan (@creature_dan) August 25, 2019@benstokes38 that was unreal. Absolute hero ??????Andy Sullivan (@andysulligolf) August 25, 2019Also Read | India vs West Indies: Rahane, Vihari give India control on Day 4Also 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 Ben StokesFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow England cricket teamFollow Jack LeachFollow Leeds Test graphs No data available!last_img read more

Feel Good Fridays – Sea Bags

first_img 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material Summer is wrapping up but we can be reminded of our salty sailing expeditions all year round when we tote around bags from Sea Bags. The company has been creating bags and accessories from reclaimed sailcloth in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine since 1999. Today they have a wide assortment of not just duffles and tote bags but wine totes (hello!), iPad cases, dog bowls and shaving cases. All the sails have been used in the past so markings, weathering and various stamps and stripes are part of their charm.Seabags has collaborated with many different companies but recently they worked with a great charity, Gulf of Maine Research Institute to create a limited edition tote bag and bucket bag. Fifty percent of every bag purchased will benefit GMRI’s scientific research around the sustainability of our natural resources and working waterfronts.“Commitment to community has always been a cornerstone to our business model,” said Beth Shissler, President of Sea Bags. “This project underscores the broad sense of community around our largest natural resource and our traditional working waterfronts. And GMRI’s mission nicely complements our company’s commitment to sustainable practices.”The special design features interconnecting bright green and vibrant blue waves – made from recycled spinnaker – wrapped around the white Dacron bag. Each bag is unique. Inside the large tote (14″ h x 18″) there is a hanging zip pocket in additional to the typical slip pocket located between the rope handles. The bucket bag is 9.5″h x 7″w and hangs by a rope handle knotted through grommets.Even though beach days are over, these are great weekend bags, grocery bags (eco-shopping bro!) or even a laundry bag at school. And take note all you boat owners, send in your sails and they will make you a bag. Now that’s sailing sustainability! Editors’ Recommendations It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Manlast_img read more