TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Red Bull Salzburg striker Moanes Dabour eager to hear from Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg striker Moanes Dabour has welcomed interest from Liverpool.TMW says Dabour is waiting for a call from Liverpool to bring him to Anfield.Despite rival interest from Valencia, he is reportedly desperate to play for Jurgen Klopp.Liverpool can snap up Dabour, 26, for £22.3m (€25m) because of a release clause in his contract.The Nazareth-born hotshot is enjoying a prolific campaign for Salzburg.He has scored 20 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions, including nine strikes in the Austrian Bundesliga.Dabour is under contract at Salzburg until the summer of 2021.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool No2 Lijnders: Keita ready to shineby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders says Naby Keita will feature in the Carabao Cup against MK Dons.It will be his first competitive Liverpool appearance since last season’s Champions League semi-finals. Keita is back in training having overcome the recurrence of an adductor injury initially sustained in the first leg of that epic battle with Barcelona last term.It was during the Reds’ Community Shield meeting with Manchester City that Keita suffered the setback, meaning he has failed to play a single minute of the new campaign.Asked if the midfielder might feature tomorrow, Lijnders said: “Yes. I will not give the team but… “He is in a really good way. What a boy! He makes our build-up play completely different, he creates unpredictability [in] how the ball moves forward. “He’s an important player and hopefully we can use him in the next weeks. Tomorrow will be a day where he will shine.”
Manchester United’s revival under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes on, with the Norwegian seeking to make it a perfect 12 points from 12 when the Red Devils face Newcastle on Wednesday.Under Solskjaer, United have claimed easy wins over Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth, scoring 12 goals and conceding only three.Newcastle, meanwhile, are in the midst of a mediocre campaign that is threatening to end in a relegation battle, with only 18 points and four victories from 20 league outings. 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? Anything other than defeat would surely be a welcome New Year bonus for Rafael Benitez’s side. Game Newcastle vs Manchester United Date Wednesday, January 2 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be stream on NBC Sports Gold. US TV channel Online stream N/A NBC Sports Gold In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League and streamed on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Newcastle players Goalkeepers Dubravka, Woodman Defenders Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Schar, Manquillo, Lejeune Midfielders Diame, Atsu, Perez, Kenedy, Hayden, Murphy, Longstaff, Shelvey Forwards Rondon, Muto, Joselu Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden, Diame, Atsu, Ritchie, Rondon, Perez Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Romero Defenders Jones, Dalot, Shaw, Young, Valencia, Darmian Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Matic, McTominay, Herrera, Lingard, Pereira, Fred, Fellaini, Gomes, Hamilton Forwards Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Chong, Bohui Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, MartialBetting & Match Odds Cardiff are priced at odds of 19/4 to win, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 31/10. A win for the Red Devils is priced at 13/20.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Manchester United may not have been properly tested under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but as the old adage goes: you can only beat what’s in front of you.United have been doing just that – and in some style, too.Victories over Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth have come in blistering style, with the resurgence of the team coinciding with a dramatic upswing in the form of World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba.“I can definitely, definitely, see the Paul I used to know,” Jesse Lingard said . “He has the freedom to make things happen. He has always got forward in that position and scored goals.“Ole has helped him 100%. He has given him the confidence and licence to be free, to play his game and do what we know he can.”Meanwhile, Pogba told Sky Sports: “Everyone is enjoying themselves. We are coming back, and there is still a long way to go, but to finish the year like that is beautiful.“We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league.”But there is an obligation at Old Trafford to play beautiful football as well as winning, according to Solskjaer. “We have been at home two games now and the crowd, we have to entertain them,” he explained.Newcastle, though, represent dangerous opponents, having beaten United 1-0 at St James’ Park last season.Rafael Benitez’s side have lost only one of their last four Premier League matches, though that was a heavy 4-0 loss at Liverpool on Boxing Day. With United in rampant form, they will be concerned about slipping to another such loss. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Hector Bellerin has handed Arsenal another untimely injury headache after being forced off with a knee problem against Chelsea.The Spanish full-back was stretchered from the field with 18 minutes remaining on Saturday.He had gone down unchallenged, with the sight of him crumpling to the turf causing immediate concern. 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? It quickly became apparent that he was in no position to continue as Bellerin was left clutching his knee and was clearly in some discomfort.After being assessed by medical staff, he was taken off with his left leg in a brace.The 23-year-old has already spent time on the sidelines this season with a calf complaint. That ailment kept him out of action over the hectic festive period.Having last figured for Arsenal in a 3-2 defeat at Southampton on December 16, he returned to the Gunners fold against West Ham on January 12.He is now facing up to another stint on the treatment table less than two games into his pursuit of full fitness.Bellerin appeared to suffer his latest setback when changing direction.His leg gave way beneath him and he was left stricken on the Emirates Stadium pitch.Arsenal had established a 2-0 lead in a crunch clash with their London rivals prior to losing Bellerin, with Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny on target .They are, however, going to have to tinker with their defensive plans again over the coming weeks.It remains to be seen how long Bellerin will be ruled out for, but the outlook appears bleak.Unai Emery faces another selection poser as a result, with the Arsenal boss having been forced to contend with several injury issues at the back this season.Against Chelsea, he took the decision to introduce Mohamed Elneny.Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who can operate in either full-back berth, was already on the field after coming on in place of Aaron Ramsey. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Twitter/@HailEquipmentMichigan’s equipment staff killed it with this.Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes, is known for its visitor’s locker room being pink. From the lockers, to the walls, to the bathroom stalls – everything is pink. Michigan decided to turn the pink room into a room of its own erasing nearly every glimpse of pink.Right at home. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/LALu1eVlyd— Michigan Equipment (@HailEquipment) November 12, 2016As you can see, the equipment staff didn’t just cover the walls with some type of paper or anything, they went all out with team posters and team mottos.Home sweet home for Michigan.Michigan and Iowa are set to kick off 8:00 p.m. EST and the game can be seen on ABC.
Valencia are in negotiations with Barcelona over the signing of midfielder Rafinha, with the Catalan club valuing their player at between €15 million (£13m/$16m) and €20 million (£17m/$21m), sources familiar with the deal have confirmed to Goal. Rafinha has a year left on his current deal at Camp Nou but Barca are keen to cash in on the Brazilian as they look to offload a number of players in order to bring in big-money signings this summer. Barca are also concerned by the 26-year-old’s injury record as he has suffered a number of serious problems in recent seasons, including two torn ligaments. 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? Rafinha made just five La Liga appearances last term and failed to feature after November due to a ruptured cruciate ligament. He has now recovered from the problem though and is expected to be fit for pre-season. Valencia head coach Marcelino is keen on Rafinha’s versatility, as he has been used in a number of roles for Barca, including central midfield, full-back and on the wing. And the Mestalla club wants to move quickly to get a deal over the line as a number of other suitors are also eyeing a move for the Barca academy graduate. The La Liga champions would prefer a permanent move although an initial loan deal with a purchase option could be considered, despite Rafinha’s contract coming to an end. Sources told Goal that Valencia have currently tabled a €12 million (£11m/$13m) bid, and that Barca would accept an offer of €15 million for their man this summer. The two clubs are also negotiating a swap deal involving goalkeepers Jasper Cillessen and Neto. And Barca midfielder Denis Suarez is reportedly keen on a move to the Mestalla, but Valencia are yet to make a bid for the 25-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Arsenal. The Catalan side is keen to get Suarez off their books as well following his underwhelming spell in north London. Philippe Coutinho is another name that has been linked with a departure this summer. The Brazil playmaker has failed to establish himself at Camp Nou and admitted this week he is uncertain of his future.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)On Monday, Nike announced that NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the face of the 30th anniversary of its famous “Just Do It” advertising campaign.As expected, the decision has drawn praise from one side of the political spectrum, and ire from the other.Those who dislike Kaepernick for the NFL protests that he kickstarted a few years ago, before he was released by the San Francisco 49ers and became unable to find a job, have declared that they will boycott the apparel giant.Some have gone as far as to destroy their Nike gear. The most notable tweet is probably the one from John Rich of country band “Big & Rich,” whose soundman cut the Nike logos off of his socks.Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks. Former marine. Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions. pic.twitter.com/h8kj6RXe7j— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018Others have gone as far as to burn their Nike shoes. That’s a pretty expensive decision, but to each their own.That move has drawn criticism as well, as there are plenty of people who could use unwanted Nike shoes and socks, namely underprivileged children and homeless or struggling veterans.Joshua Perry, a former Ohio State star linebacker, has a great offer to those who have decided to protest Nike in response to the Colin Kaepernick news.Rather than destroy or throw away the gear, send it to him so that he can get it in the hands and on the feet of those who need it, he says.Perry posted a P.O. Box address to which people can send unwanted Nike gear. He says that it will be given to kids who are stuck wearing “battered shoes and clothes that don’t fit.”So any people with a burning desire to get rid of their @Nike (or other gently used clothing/shoes for that matter), please send to: @JoshuaPerryFF P.O. Box 164, Lewis Center, OH, 43035 and I’ll find an appreciative home for your stuff. https://t.co/1IAW3fEAuQ— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) September 4, 2018Great question! They aren’t jerks for their opinions. They’re jerks for ruining good products that could be donated to folks that would appreciate them. A lot of kids will go to school this fall with battered shoes and clothes that don’t fit. https://t.co/FOmCQs07h0— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) September 4, 2018This is undoubtedly a better use of those clothes than burning them for some retweets and likes. People certainly have the right to protest the company if they want, but this is definitely a more productive way to do so.Perry just finished up his NFL career, retiring after two years in the league, which he spent with the Chargers and Colts. He was in camp with the Seattle Seahawks this year but retired, citing multiple concussions.The Ohio State national championship-winner does work with kids in the Columbus area, according to WKYC.
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Just three days after being told he was no longer Clemson’s starting quarterback, Kelly Bryant has made a decision on his future. The senior signal caller will transfer.Bryant revealed the news this morning in an exclusive interview with Manie Robinson of The Greenville News. On Sunday, Bryant was informed by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney that true freshman Trevor Lawrence was going to be the starting quarterback.Bryant is able to transfer thanks to the new NCAA redshirt rule. Because he only played in four games this season, Bryant has not lost a year of eligibility.He can graduate and transfer elsewhere, where he’ll be immediately eligible in 2019.BREAKING: Kelly Bryant tells the Greenville News he’ll transfer out of Clemson. https://t.co/sT5PgwER42— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) September 26, 2018In his interview with Robinson, Bryant says he feels he “didn’t get a fair shot” this season and felt being demoted was “a slap in the face.”“They asked me how I felt about it,” Bryant said, recalling his meeting with Swinney. “I was like, ‘I’m not discrediting Trevor. He’s doing everything asked of him, but on my side of it, I feel like I haven’t done anything to not be the starter. I’ve been here. I’ve waited my turn. I’ve done everything y’all have asked me to do, plus more.’“I’ve never been a distraction. I’ve never been in trouble with anything. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face.”The senior missed the last two days of practice after Swinney told him Lawrence was now the starter. On Monday, Swinney expressed support for Bryant if he told him he wanted to transfer.“Certainly if he walked in here today and said, ‘Hey, coach, I don’t want to play the rest of the year unless you’ve got to have me,’ well ‘Ok, if that’s what you want to do, I’m all for it.’ I love Kelly,” Swinney said. “I would be disappointed in that because we need him. But I wouldn’t judge him for that.”Bryant has started the last 18 games for Clemson. For his career, he’s thrown for 3,333 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 987 yards and 16 touchdowns.The list of programs interested in Bryant for 2019 will be a long one. He’s a dual-threat with experience at the highest level of college football.Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.
GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Florida scored a major recruiting win over Alabama on National Signing Day this morning with the news that four-star defensive end Khris Bogle had flipped his commitment and was now going to sign with the Gators.Bogle, who hails from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons, had been committed to the Crimson Tide for a month. However, he took an official visit to Florida two weeks ago and Dan Mullen was able to reel him in.Bogle also officially visited Miami last week and considered the Hurricanes. He made his final decision known in a ceremony at his high school this morning.Cardinal Gibbons star defensive lineman Khris Bogle picks the Florida #Gators. pic.twitter.com/8HbsPOwf5m— (((Adam Lichtenstein))) (@ABLichtenstein) February 6, 2019The 6-foot-4, 212-pound Bogle is the No. 3 weak-side defensive end and No. 71 overall recruit in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s also the No. 10 player in Florida.With Bogle in the fold, Florida’s 2019 recruiting class now sits at No. 10 in the national rankings.National Signing Day in February has lost some of its luster in the last two years, as many elite prospects now choose to sign during the early period in December. However, there will still be plenty of news emerging from the recruiting world today.Stick with The Spun to stay on top of all of it.
FOX Sports WestAfter it was revealed this week that Texas wide receiver Bru McCoy was contemplating a flip back to USC, where he originally enrolled earlier this year, the Longhorns promptly put together a contingent to try and convince him otherwise. As for when we might find out McCoy’s final decision, one recruiting analyst may have the answer.According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, McCoy is likely to make his final decision by the weekend. Before then though, he will reportedly hear an appeal from a Longhorns contingent of Tom Herman, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, and several coaches.“Long story short, I think by the end of this week — probably Thursday or Friday — there will be a final decision whether to go back into the portal and come back home, which, like I said, would likely be USC,” Biggins said. “Or, you know, maybe they will decide to go and stick it out and go play for Texas.”But Biggins isn’t entirely convinced that the Longhorns’ efforts will bear fruit. He believes that McCoy will ultimately choose to go back to USC.“My gut, right now and from what I’m hearing, I think it looks pretty likely — as has been speculated — that the move will probably be [to] stay home and go back to USC, which will be a shocker in the grand scheme of things,” Biggins said.247Sports rates McCoy as the No. 9 overall recruit in the country. He is the No. 1 athlete in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of California. Back in early-January, McCoy enrolled at USC, choosing them over the Longhorns. But he quickly changed his mind, withdrawing and enrolling at Texas a few weeks later.Combined with fellow five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington, the Longhorns seemed poised to have a dynamic receiving duo for the next couple of years.But if McCoy backs out and returns to his home state, the Longhorns certainly look likely to lose some of the ground they’ve been trying to gain on arch-rival Oklahoma.[247Sports]
Twitter/@chengelis It wound up being a much more difficult endeavor than most anticipated, but Michigan football outlasted Army in overtime today. The Wolverines came away with a 24-21 win, after Army missed a long would-be game-winning field goal in regulation, and fumbled away the game in OT.The two teams traded touchdowns to start overtime. Army held Michigan to a field goal to start the second overtime, which appeared to open the gates for an upset win.Instead, quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. fumbled on the third play of the ensuing drive, handing the ball back to Michigan for the win.Michigan caught some flak for how it reacted to the win, with multiple Wolverines jumping into the stands to celebrate with their fans. Michigan was a 22-point favorite entering the game. What happened after that is hard for anyone to criticize. As often happens after games involving service academies, the two teams joined in the corner of the end zone after the game to sing the fight song in front of the West Point Cadets who made their way to Ann Arbor for the game.Both teams join together pic.twitter.com/MRjpeYyump— angelique (@chengelis) September 7, 2019Those who tune in to the Army-Navy Game at the end of every season will know this tradition well. It is one of the cooler moments of the year at that game, and a very cool scene when the service academies have the chance to play at places like Michigan Stadium.Michigan has a chance to regroup after a tough game, with a Week 3 bye. In Week 4, the Wolverines take a trip to face Big Ten West power Wisconsin.Army, which sits at 1-1 after the loss, travels to UTSA next week. The Black Knights opened their season with a 14-7 win over Rice.
Hardik Pandya was just dying to get into the thick of things: R SridharIndia fielding coach R Sridhar revealed how eager Hardik Pandya was to get back into the Indian team and perform against New Zealand.advertisement India Today Web Desk HamiltonJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 14:06 IST India tour of New Zealand 2019: Hardik Pandy picked up two wickets and a brilliant catch on his return to international cricket following the Koffee With Karan suspension (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya took 2 for 45 from his 10 overs in the third ODI vs New ZealandIndia fielding coach R Sridhar revealed how eager Pandya was to perform on returnSridhar was also full of praise for Pandya’s catch to remove Kane WilliamsonHardik Pandya made his return to Team India after the Koffee with Karan controversy and after his subsequent suspension was lifted by BCCI.Pandya made an immediate impact as he took 2 for 45 from his 10 overs and took a stunning catch to see off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.Team India fielding coach, R Sridhar on Wednesday revealed how eager Pandya was to play the 3rd ODI in Mount Maunganui and make a mark.”No one was more keen than Hardik Pandya to play that game,” Sridhar said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the 4th ODI in Hamilton.”He’s been working very hard during the time he got back home and the kind of energy he brought into the team, the desperation he brought was magnificent to see. He’s always been a good fielder. He was just dying to get into the thick of things and be a part of this and get back to what he loves doing, that is to play cricket and play it best he can,” Sridhar said.Perfect weather here in Hamilton for an intense session. pic.twitter.com/MwVHldu6GJhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 30, 2019The Indian fielding coach was also full of praise for Pandya’s catch in the third match.”That catch – he made a very difficult catch look easy. By no means an easy catch and then also the fact that it was Kane Williamson’s catch; the extra pressure of one of the best batsmen in the world. I think that was a turning point,” Sridhar said.”I would say a piece of magic from Hardik Pandya. He’s known for that. He’s one of the best fielders as we have in the country. If you also notice, he hit the stumps on quite a few occasions in his comeback match, which was very pleasing to see,” he added.advertisementPandya after the match posted “Thank you” on his social media platforms.Thank you ?? pic.twitter.com/rzIKQX7ELxhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 28, 2019His performance also got praise from Kohli as well as Sunil Gavaskar.Pandya derailed New Zealand, Sunil Gavaskar hailed the all-rounder for a terrific performance.”Terrific performance, absolutely terrific performance. It’s never easy [to fly and straightway play a match]. The jet lag can get to you. He is a young man, he has had things that have happened and he just wants to forget it. The best way to forget it is being out on the field. And this is what he does best. Being on the field and playing for the country… that’s what you want,” Gavaskar had told Star Sports.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: India batsmen hate getting out, says Mitchell SantnerAlso Read | MS Dhoni spotted at nets after missing out third ODI vs New ZealandAlso 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 India vs New ZealandFollow Hardik PandyaFollow R SridharFollow India tour of New ZealandFollow Kane Williamson
Injured Mitchell Starc out as Australia name squad for ODI series vs IndiaIndia vs Australia: Kane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with two Twenty20 matches later this month and is being used a warmup for their World Cup title defence in England.advertisement Reuters MelbourneFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 08:15 IST Mitchell Starc suffered a pectoral muscle injury during the second Test vs Sri Lanka (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in IndiaKane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with 2 T20s from February 24All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pacer Peter Siddle have been left out of the squadAustralia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in India after sustaining a pectoral muscle injury during the second Test win over Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Kane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour, which starts with two Twenty20 matches later this month and is being used a warmup for their World Cup title defence in England.”Unfortunately, scans have revealed that Mitchell Starc sustained a substantial tear to his left pec muscle while bowling on the final day of the Test match in Canberra,” selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.”This means he will be unavailable for the tour of India, but we will instead target a return to play for the ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE in March.”The left-armer’s absence means Australia will head to India short of bowling experience, with fellow seamer Josh Hazlewood already sidelined through injury.South Australian Richardson, who shone for the Melbourne Renegades in the domestic Big Bash T20 league, is recalled for his first international series since a depleted Australia were whitewashed 5-0 away to England last year.”Kane not only has experience playing ODI cricket for Australia, but he’s also performed well for his country when given the opportunity,” said Hohns.Selectors have included Western Australia’s Ashton Turner after the spin-bowling all-rounder’s impressive form for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.There is no place in the squad for all-rounder Mitchell Marsh or Peter Siddle, however, with seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile recalled after missing out on the recent 2-1 home series defeat against India.advertisementFast bowler Billy Stanlake has also been omitted from the squad that lost to India.In Hazlewood’s absence, paceman Pat Cummins has been promoted to vice-captain under regular skipper Aaron Finch.Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey is the second vice-captain in the squad.Western Australia opening batsman D’Arcy Short has been included in the squad as cover for Shaun Marsh, who is recovering from a hamstring strain and is not expected to be available until the third ODI in Ranchi on March 8.Australia head to India hoping to reverse a dreadful run of form, with the world champions having lost their last six ODI series since beating Pakistan at home in January 2017.After India, they will play Pakistan in an away ODI series before heading to England ahead of their World Cup opener against Afghanistan on June 1.Squad:Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy ShortAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mitchell StarcFollow Kane Richardson
Press Trust of India HyderabadMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 18:52 IST The 4th and 5th ODIs between India and Australia will be played as per schedule (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia play Australia in the first ODI of the five-match series in Hyderabad on SaturdayThe 4th ODI in Mohali is scheduled on March 10 with the 5th ODI in Delhi on March 13CK Khanna confirmed that there has never been any discussion on shifting of venuesThe BCCI has “no plans to shift” India’s final two ODIs against Australia in Mohali and Delhi, the cricket board’s acting president CK Khanna said Friday.There were reports that in the wake of increased tensions between India and Pakistan after the neighbouring country violated the Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir, the BCCI was considering taking the last two ODIs out of the northern region.The fourth ODI in Mohali is scheduled on March 10 while the fifth game at Delhi will be held on March 13. Saurashtra had reportedly offered to host one of the games.”There is certainly no such plan to shift any of the games from their original venues. I can confirm that both ODIs in Mohali and Delhi, is happening as per schedule,” Khanna told PTI.He also confirmed that there has never been any discussion on shifting of venues.”As far as a back up venue is concerned, the BCCI always has alternate arrangements in place in case a venue expresses its inability to hold a game. It was nice of Saurashtra to put their hand up but as of now, it will not be necessary,” Khanna said.Also Read | Playing to win series vs Aus or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps: Virat KohliAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says he is open to bat at No. 4Also Read | Aaron Finch hints at batting promotion for in-form Glenn Maxwell in India ODIsAlso Read | Rohit Sharma eyes milestones in India vs Australia ODI seriesadvertisementFor 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 India vs AustraliaFollow 4th ODIFollow 5th ODIFollow MohaliFollow DelhiFollow BCCIFollow CK KhannaFollow BCCI Acting President India vs Australia: No plans to shift ODI matches from Mohali and Delhi, says CK KhannaThe Board of Control for Cricket in India confined that India’s fourth and fifth one day international against Australia will not be shifted out of Mohali and Delhiadvertisement
BCCI agrees to work with National Anti-Doping Agency for next 6 monthsThe BCCI was willing to work with NADA for a period of six months, but the agency would be allowed to collect only 10 per cent samples for testing, according to sources.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 11:51 IST NADA will collect only 10 per cent samples for testing (Getty Images)The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in Mumbai on Monday and decided that the Indian board will work with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for the next six months on a trial basis.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the board was willing to work with NADA for a period of six months, but the agency would be allowed to collect only 10 per cent samples for testing.”The Indian board has agreed to try and work with NADA for the next six months and then decide on the road ahead.”Trust has been an issue and that needs to be gained with quality work from the agency. The agency will collect only 10 per cent samples for testing.”The board feels that with the 2022 Commonwealth Games in sight, India would like to field the women’s team in the event at Birmingham and this is a move aimed at that direction,” the source said.While the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to remain compliant to the WADA directives, the BCCI had reservation on dealing with NADA.ICC CEO David Richardson in February spoke on the need to get the differences between the BCCI and NADA sorted.”We are trying to help the BCCI sort out the issue with WADA and NADA. We think cricket should be in the 2028 Olympics, but it’s not going to happen unless we are a unified sport.advertisement”At this stage, we need to convince the BCCI that it is a good thing for cricket to be in the Olympics from all aspects,” he had said.However, the BCCI officials present at the last ICC chief executive meeting had made it clear that WADA must name a different testing agency as they did not trust NADA, thanks to mistakes the agency had made.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 BCCIFollow NADAFollow National Anti-Doping AgencyFollow ICCFollow WADA
Rohan Sen MohaliApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 08:49 IST IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab became the first team to lose to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing season ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKings XI Punjab suffered their 1st defeat at home in IPL 2019 on SaturdayKXIP posted only 173 in good batting conditions despite Gayle hitting an unbeaten 99KXIP were sloppy in the field, missing a few important catches and leaking extra runsKings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin blamed the poor fielding as the reason behind his team’s defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on Saturday. The win was Bangalore’s first this season after seven matches.Bangalore rode on half-centuries from captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to chase down 174 at the IS Bindra stadium. Punjab’s poor fielding made matters worse for them as their seven-match unbeaten streak at home came to an end.”We tried with wrist spinners and even I came to bowl, but they were smart enough to knock around and not take any chances. We let ourselves down in the field. We drooped catches and let a lot of balls go through us. The dew helped the wicket on.”It was really dry in the first half. It gets better to bat in the second half. With 38 needed off 3 overs, I had to back my best bowlers to do the job, didn’t quite work out today,” Ashwin said at the post-match presentation.Virat Kohli (67) in the company of AB de Villiers (59 not out) scripted a superb run-chase, sharing a 85-run stand to lay the foundation.The India skipper blasted eight boundaries, while de Villiers clobbered two sixes and five hits across the rope in his 38-ball innings.With this victory, RCB also avoided the ignominy of most successive losses for a team at the start of an IPL season.With everything moving in Bangalore’s way on Saturday, Mohammed Shami bought some relief to the Punjab camp after picking the crucial wicket of Kohli in the 16th over with the visitors’ score reading 128 for 2.advertisementThe Punjab bowlers however, were denied to make any further inroads in the Bangalore batting line-up as de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis (28 not out) joined hands and played sensibly before fetching 14 runs in the second last over off Shami.In the final over, Ashwin handed the ball to former Bangalore player Sarfaraz Khan to defend six runs. However, there was no stopping the Bangalore pair as Stoinis hammered a four in the first ball before picking the required couple of runs in the next to hand a comfortable victory to his side.When asked why Sarfraz Khan was chosen to bowl the final over, Ashwin said,”There was only 6 runs to go and the ball was sliding on nicely. I thought the best way against AB and Stoinis was to try and go with a leggie, not that Sam can’t defend.”Kings XI Punjab remain in fifth position with 8 points from 8 games while Royal Challengers Bangalore are still languishing in last place with 2 points from 7 matches.Also Read | Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers end Royal Challengers Bangalore’s losing streakAlso Read | Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers thrilled after RCB finally win one this yearAlso 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 We let ourselves down in the field, says R Ashwin after KXIP’s 8-wicket loss vs RCBKings XI Punjab were on a seven-match unbeaten streak in Mohali which was broken on Saturday as Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wicketsadvertisement
World Cup 2019 Match 1, England vs South Africa: When and Where to watch live streamingWorld Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch the opening game of the World Cup between England and South Africa to be played at The Oval, Londonadvertisement India Today Web Desk LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 13:12 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs South Africa Live Streaming (Reuters)Hosts and hot favourites England will know this is their best chance to lift the crown for the first time when they take on perennial underachievers South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval here on Thursday. England, who are still in search of their first trophy like South Africa, have risen from the ashes of their poor campaign in the showpiece last time, following that group-stage exit by ascending to the summit of the ICC ODI rankings.South Africa, always considered one of the favourites, have also had injury concerns over their two other main strike bowlers, Lungi Ngidi (side) and Kagiso Rabada (back), though both played in the warm-up win over Sri Lanka last week. As far as their batting is concerned, Du Plessis will have to shoulder a lot of responsibility along with stumper batsman Quinton de Kock. Hashim Amla’s international career appears to be winding down as this could be his last World Cup.Here’s all you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 1, England vs South Africa:What TV channel and live stream is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa being broadcast?The opening match, England vs South Africa, of the ICC Cricket World Cup can be viewed on Doordarshan, Star Sports 1 and 2. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream the opener.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match be held?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will take place at Kennington Oval, London, May 30.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019.What time will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match start?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network, Doordarshan and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow England vs South AfricaFollow Eoin MorganFollow Faf Du Plessis
Sneha Saha New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 11:52 IST HIGHLIGHTSNokia 8.1 is now available for starting price of Rs 19,999.HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 in December last year.Nokia 8.1 have received Rs 7,000 if the launch price of the phone is concerned.HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 in December last year. It is only recently that Nokia 8.1 India price was slashed and brought down to as low as Rs 21,000. Looks like HMd isn’t done with Nokia 8.1 yet. This is because the India price of the Nokia 8.1 has dropped yet again. The Nokia 8.1 is now available for starting price of Rs 19,999. The new price tag now makes the Nokia 8.1 a true competitor to the Xiaomi Poco F1. The original retail starting price of the Poco F1 is Rs 19,999. However, during the on-going Mi Days sale the Poco F1 is selling for as low as Rs 17,999.The Nokia 8.1 India price now starts at Rs 19999. This price is for the base model of the Nokia phone that comes packed with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. There’s a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the Nokia 8.1 is now selling for Rs 22,999. This suggests that both the variants of the Nokia 8.1 have received Rs 7,000 if the launch price of the phone is concerned. The Nokia 8.1 was launched at Rs 26,999 in India back in December last year.Considering the price of the Nokia phone right now we can safely say that the Nokia 8.1 is all set to compete with Poco F1. As far as the specs are concerned the Nokia 8.1 touts an elegant glass and metal design and sports a 6.18-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. On the hardware front the Nokia 8.1 is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.advertisementOn the camera front the Nokia 8.1 includes a 12MP + 13MP dual camera setup with Zeiss optics on the back panel and a 20MP front-facing camera for selfies. The Nokia 8.1 houses a 3,500mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. On the software front, the Nokia 8.1 is an Android One phone and runs on stock Android 9 Pie.ALSO READ | Nokia 6.1 sells with discount of Rs 10,000 and it is worth buying, more or lessGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HMD GlobalFollow nokia Nokia 8.1 India price slashes once again, now competes head-on with Poco F1Considering the price of Rs 19,999, the Nokia phone right now we can safely say that the Nokia 8.1 is all set to compete with Poco F1.advertisement
Reuters BirminghamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 09:50 IST Coach Steve Rhodes rues Bangladesh’s poor luck after elimination. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh crashed out of the semi-finals race after suffering their 4th lossMashrafe Mortaza’s side has defeated West Indies, South Africa and Afghanistan so farCoach Steve Rhodes admitted that luck eluded Bangladesh in this tournamentBangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said he was proud of his side’s fighting spirit and believed that with a little bit of luck they could have progressed to the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup.Bangladesh was eliminated on Tuesday after succumbing to their fourth defeat in eight matches while India, who prevailed by 28 runs, sailed into the last four with a match to spare.Mashrafe Mortaza’s men beat West Indies, South Africa, and Afghanistan, while their match against Sri Lanka was washed out.I’m very proud of the way we’ve played against a lot of the big teams, and I think that maybe we’ll be the people’s team for the amount of fight that we’ve shown against some of these big teams, Rhodes told reporters after the loss against India.It was pleasing to see some fight. I think it’s a reflection of the team.We’ve only picked up the three victories but we’ve pushed a lot of these big teams throughout the competition and, with a little bit of luck, we may well have been one of these top four.Tamim Iqbal dropping Rohit Sharma, then on nine, probably best summed up their luckless World Cup campaign as the India opener went on to smash his fourth century of this year’s tournament and help India to a commanding 314-9.Rhodes admitted it was a costly mistake, giving a reprieve to the tournament’s leading run scorer, but refused to blame the fielder.advertisementI’ve watched a lot of cricket over the years and played a lot of cricket and you know that any drop can be costly, said the former England test player.I didn’t know how costly it would be. I was hoping he’d hit another one up in the air a little bit sooner.Rohit Sharma, what a wonderful batsman he is in world cricket. You give guys like him a chance, or (Virat) Kohli a chance, and you may well pay the price.Again, the person who dropped it was Tamim, and he’s developed into one of our safer pair of hands in the outfield.So it was a little bit of a surprise but he’s human, and we’re all human. I’ve dropped lots of catches in my life. I think everybody who’s played the game has dropped catches but sometimes they can be very, very costly, and that one proved to be.Also Read | World Cup 2019: This is the best I have seen Bangladesh play, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma played chess with Bangladesh bowling attack, says Sachin TendulkarAlso 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India vs BangladeshFollow World Cup 2019Follow coach steve rhodes Next World Cup 2019: Maybe Bangladesh will be the people’s team, says coach Steve RhodesBangladesh was eliminated on Tuesday after succumbing to their fourth defeat in eight matches while India, who prevailed by 28 runs, sailed into the last four with a match to spare.advertisement
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