Month: October 2019

  • 10 months agoHughton insists Brighton didn’t deserve Bournemouth defeat

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hughton insists Brighton didn’t deserve Bournemouth defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Bournemouth.The Seagulls were beaten 2-0 after David Brooks found the back of the net for the Cherries either side of half-time.Hughton said, “I thought we were good value to get something from the game. The difference between the two sides was they put their opportunities away and we didn’t.“We were good in the first half and they scored against the run of play. It was very difficult towards the end when we were down to ten men, but certainly before that I thought we were always in the game.“It was a wonderful strike by Brooks for the first goal, but I thought we created really good chances of our own.“If you don’t put your chances away, then you know that a very good Bournemouth side that play with a lot of pace, with two players up front that run in behind, are going to cause you problems.“The chances are the pinnacle moments of any game, but on the balance of play, I thought we deserved more.”On Lewis Dunk’s dismissal, he added: “Initially we had no problems with it, we thought it was two yellow cards, but seeing them again, we feel that [Yves] Bissouma made the first contact, so there’s some doubt about who should have been booked.” last_img read more

  • 10 months agoAdrien Silva closer to leaving Leicester

    first_imgAdrien Silva closer to leaving Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Silva is closer to leaving Leicester City.A Bola says Silva has agreed to take a pay cut in order to move away from the King Power Stadium. The Portuguese midfielder – who wasn’t able to play for Leicester in the first half of the 2017/18 season due to his transfer going through 14 seconds past the deadline – has struggled to get into the first team and been continually linked with a move back to Sporting CP in Portugal.And a deal could now happen with Silva prepared to drop his demands to help smooth negotiations. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 months agoNewcastle, Burnley move for Marseille forward Clinton N’Jie

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle, Burnley move for Marseille forward Clinton N’Jieby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarseille forward Clinton N’Jie is being linked with a return to the Premier League.The Daily Mail says Newcastle United have asked about N’Jie. The former Tottenham forward is available on loan with view to a permanent deal but also has interest from Burnley, Cardiff and Crystal Palace. The 25-year-old was set to join Sporting CP on loan last summer but the move collapsed after the clubs failed to agree terms. The Cameroon international forward enjoyed two productive seasons after joining from Spurs but he has started only four games this season. last_img read more

  • 18 days ago​Lampard delighted with Hudson-Odoi against Southampton

    first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Lampard delighted with Hudson-Odoi against Southamptonby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard was quick to praise young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi after his side’s convincing win over Southampton.Despite an even contest in the first half, it was Chelsea who took the lead and eventually ran away with the game.While Hudson-Odoi did not get a goal, Lampard was delighted with his overall impact in the 4-1 away Premier League success.Speaking about Hudson-Odoi, Lampard said to BBC Sport: “I liked a lot of the stuff he did, there’s competition in those wide areas now. I thought it was a really good performance, really bright stuff, I’m disappointed he didn’t get his goal.” last_img read more

  • 6 days agoAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdan

    first_imgAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdanby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAIK sports chief Bjorn Wesstrom admits they’ve been pleased with trialist Adam Bogdan.Released in the summer by Liverpool, the Hungarian goalkeeper is chasing a deal with the Swedes.And Wesstrom admits they’ve been impressed.”He is training tomorrow and then we will evaluate his time here and then we will obviously talk to him about how he looks at the situation,” he told Fotbollskanalen.AIK are eager to sign a new keeper as a priority. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Suarez airs Barcelona retirement wish

    first_imgLuis Suarez is hoping to retire as a Barcelona player, with the Uruguay international admitting it would be “the greatest thing” to spend the rest of his career at Camp Nou.At 32 years of age, the prolific frontman still has plenty of competitive football left in him yet.He is, however, closer to the end of his playing days than he is the start. 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? Suarez accepts as much but is currently tied to a contract through to 2021 and intends to carry on well beyond that point.And, if he gets his wish, an extended stay in Catalunya will eventually allow him to hang up his boots while on the books of the Blaugrana.Quizzed by Sport on whether he would like to retire at Barca, Suarez said: “Yes. Obviously few ever get to believe that is possible, but I think it’s the desire of any player. “To finish at the best club in the world would be the greatest thing. But that will be difficult as very few have achieved it before.”Suarez remains a key figure for Barca at present.Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Barcelona Champions League 2018-19He has added another 16 goals to an impressive tally this season, with his overhaul collection at Camp Nou standing at 168 and counting.That mark has been reached in just 226 games, with the South American proving to be the perfect attacking partner for the mercurial Lionel Messi.Suarez’s time in La Liga has not all been plain sailing, though, with questions having been asked of him during the odd dip in form.He has been around long enough to know that criticism comes with the job and he is accustomed to performing under such pressure having arrived at Barca on the back of spells at the likes of Ajax and Liverpool. “Criticism is constantly the order of the day,” added Suarez.“And more so here in Barcelona ​​with the expectations being so high. “You know what it is. Everyone knows that the requirement is to deliver every three days. I go one game without a goal and that’s it. You already have doubters. You have to live with that all the time. “The criticism does not hurt me though because I know how old I am, I know what I have achieved. The criticism of the journalists or of other people does not hurt.“I know what I have to do in Barcelona and I know the pressure that comes with playing here. I’m used to it and I’ve always tried to respond in the best way.”last_img read more

  • Brazil claim Copa crown on home soil

    first_imgGabriel Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain but his Brazil team-mates sealed a 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana and a ninth Copa America title.Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Everton’s opener with a 44th-minute penalty.Jesus, whose excellent wing play laid on Brazil’s first goal, restored the advantage in first-half injury time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare That set the five-time world champions’ on course for their first major honour in 12 years, although a clumsy aerial challenge on Carlos Zambrano was enough to earn Jesus a second yellow card and set up a fraught finale – until substitute Richarlison dispatched a final-minute penalty to spark buoyant celebrations.Peru began confidently before Brazil hit the front in the 15th minute.Jesus got the jump on Miguel Trauco with a clever run before jinking around the full-back and crossing for Everton to finish gleefully on the half-volley.Everton turned provider shortly afterwards as Philippe Coutinho shot wide from 10 yards and Roberto Firmino headed narrowly over in the 36th minute.They were misses the Selecao would regret when referee Roberto Tobar upheld a harsh handball call against a prone Thiago Silva on review and Guerrero levelled from the spot.Peru’s joy was short-lived, however, as Zambrano’s ill-timed slip allowed the razor-sharp Jesus to steal in for a cool finish.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL DO BRAAAAASIL!GABRIEL JESUS COLOCA O BRASIL NA FRENTE! 2 x 1  | #JogaBola #CopaAmérica #BRAxPER pic.twitter.com/XGDcddOapR— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 7, 2019Coutinho fizzed a curling effort fractionally wide six minutes into the second period as Brazil pushed to increase their lead.Jesus was shown remonstrating in tears on steps inside the stadium tunnel after his fifth foul of the game strained Tobar’s patience too far.Edison Flores sent a rasping strike wide before the action became unhelpfully fractious as far as Ricardo Gareca’s men were concerned.Zambrano then erred once more, bundling Everton over, and Richarlison was on hand to land the final blow.What does it mean? Brazil finally taste glory as Neymar looks onEver since his emergence as a wonderkid at Santos, this has been the era of Neymar for world football’s most celebrated international team. However, this first Copa since 2007 comes on the back of failed 2014 and 2018 World Cup campaigns. The former humiliation on home soil has now been exorcised, albeit with the stricken Paris Saint-Germain star on the sidelines.All three final goalscorers would probably have had reduced roles had Neymar been around and how he fits into such a well-drilled and efficient outfit under Tite from this point on will be intriguing.Jesus red should not overshadow huge step forwardThe Manchester City striker was indebted to his team-mates in the end, but they kind of owed him one. Having scored one and created another in the semi-final win over Argentina, Jesus repeated the trick and looked a player reborn in international colours. The 22-year-old’s scoreless outing at Russia 2018 and an often-testing season at club level felt like distant memories.Zambrano slips up at the wrong timeThe last time Jesus saw the Peru defender on the turf it was, of course, bad news for the man in yellow. But Zambrano’s woeful error at precisely the moment Brazilian nerves were jangling could scarcely have come at a worse time. The needless foul to concede the late penalty summed up his outing.Key Opta facts- Brazil have won the Copa America on each of the five occasions they have hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989 and 2019). – Tite is the first coach to win the Copa America (2019), the Copa Libertadores (with Corinthians in 2012) and the Copa Sudamericana (with Internacional in 2008)- Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score a goal and be sent off in a Copa America final- Peru’s goal ended Alisson’s streak without conceding at 889 minutes in all competitions. The previous time he was beaten was in action for Liverpool, Salomon Rondon the scorer for Newcastle United on May 4- Everton’s opener was the first goal scored in a Copa America final since 2011 (Diego Forlan, for Uruguay v Paraguay).What’s nextCONMEBOL’s scattergun approach to scheduling their flagship competition means Brazil must defend their title in Argentina and Colombia next year. read morelast_img read more

  • Michigan Announces Big Change To Football Field

    first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The field at the Big House is going to have a big aesthetic change. Michigan is getting blue end zones for the first time in program history.To this point, Michigan’s end zones have been green, with yellow lettering. That appears to be changing today.The program posted video of the new blue turf being laid onto the field on Twitter this afternoon:Blue end zones are coming to Michigan Stadium for the first time in program history. ???#GoBlue 〽️? pic.twitter.com/dImv2jAskA— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018Michigan has also provided a mock-up of what the field will look like with the new end zone designs.The yellow lettering remains. It pops pretty nicely when painted on the dark blue surface.The end zones are similar to many of our bowl games, including the 1998 @rosebowlgame when Michigan won the national title.The same maize letters will spell out MICHIGAN in both end zones.#GoBlue ?? pic.twitter.com/XY43GjXB3l— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018The Rose Bowl Twitter account points out that it is pretty much the same design that has been used when the Wolverines have found themselves in Pasadena. This picture is from the 1998 win over Washington State.10 out of 10 field painters recommend this end zone. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/YiuUf8xOss— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) June 15, 2018Personally, I like the change. Short of the full Boise State treatment, I like adding some extra color to the field.Of course, not everyone likes change. As with uniforms and basically every other aesthetic part of college football, some people are very against it.Most of the responses to Michigan’s tweet seem positive, but there is definitely a number of people against the new coloring. pic.twitter.com/U9G35sMyqN— Dave DeCray (@David_DeCray) June 15, 2018#Boss.— Eric Tatum (@mnwolverine) June 15, 2018Why— UM (@Michiganfan973) June 15, 2018Outstanding. Just like the old Rose Bowls. Nice change! ?— Jason Hall (@Jason_Hall73) June 15, 2018Ew— Don Brown (@NotDonBrown) June 15, 2018You’re months late for such an obvious April Fools joke, aren’t you?— Tony Turner (@wbtonyturner) June 15, 2018Lovin’ every minute of it!!!!— Thomas Kokay (@OKKokay761) June 15, 2018Most Michigan fans will get their first look on September 8. The Wolverines host Western Michigan in their home opener.last_img read more

  • What We Think The College Football Playoff Rankings Would Look Like After Week 7

    first_imgDerrick Henry of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff rankings don’t come out for a few more weeks, but we’re starting to get enough data to take a solid guess as to which teams it’s going to include. During week seven, four teams ranked in the top 10 lost. That means that this week there would be a major shakeup.No. 2 Georgia, undefeated heading into the contest, fell to LSU on the road. No. 7 Washington lost to Oregon in overtime on the road. No. 8 Penn State lost its second contest of the year – to Michigan State. No. 6 West Virginia also lost to Iowa State in a stunner.At this point, it looks like Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Notre Dame control their own destiny.Let’s go ahead and project what we think the top 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings would look like after week seven.AlabamaOhio StateClemsonNotre DameTexasLSUGeorgiaUCFMichiganOklahomaThe first iteration of the rankings come out on October 30.last_img read more

  • Vegas Computer Releases Score Prediction For Ohio State-Washington

    first_imgThe Rose Bowl game for Iowa vs. Stanford.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the exterior of the Rose Bowl before the 102nd Rose Bowl Game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 1, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)We’ still nearly three weeks away from the Rose Bowl, but one Vegas computer is already releasing its prediction for the Granddaddy of Them All. Ohio State and Washington meet in Pasadena after winning their respective conferences.It’s a huge matchup between major programs who had College Football Playoff aspirations entering the season.In the final game for Urban Meyer as the coach of the Buckeyes, can Ohio State secure a Rose Bowl victory for its head coach.According to OddsShark, the answer is no.The Vegas computer predicts a 35.0-34.6 victory for the Huskies over the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl this year.Ohio State enters the game as a 6.5-point favorite and fields one of the most-dominant offenses in college football this year. Can Dwayne Haskins lead his team to a Rose Bowl victory after getting left out of the College Football Playoff?We’ll have to wait to find out.last_img read more

  • We’ve Got Our First Controversial Call Of The Cotton Bowl

    first_imgThe controversial Clemson fumble against Notre Dame.Clemson and Notre Dame are tied at 3-3 near the end of the first quarter, but Fighting Irish fans are quite upset. They feel they were robbed on a pretty important call midway through the period.After a Notre Dame field goal, Clemson’s Derion Kendrick attempted to return the kickoff, but fumbled near the sideline. A Fighting Irish player recovered the ball.Upon further review, the referees determined that the ball bounced out of bounds before it was recovered.Video shows that the referees had to make a tough call. It look like the ball might be over the line – but it’s hard to tell.Clemson’s Derion Kendrick FUMBLES on kickoff ? but refs rule the balk OUT of BOUNDS ? pic.twitter.com/oVtimi8N73— BLACK SPORTSCENTER (@VersaceBoyEnt) December 29, 2018Notre Dame thought it had a fumble recovery, but the ball just ?????? out of bounds.Break for Clemson. #CottonBowl pic.twitter.com/fLJ4dHi48e— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 29, 2018If Notre Dame had been awarded the ball, the Fighting Irish would have had first and goal from around the 8-yard-line.Clemson, heading into the game, is around a 12.5-point favorite to prevail.The winner will take on the winner of the Orange Bowl – which is Alabama vs. Oklahoma.last_img read more

  • Spencer Rattler Posts Photo With Jalen Hurts: “Iron Sharpens Iron”

    first_imgA closeup of Jalen Hurts.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks with the media following the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 26-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Earlier this week, former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts officially announced he’d be transferring to Oklahoma, where he’ll presumably be the starter for his final season of eligibility. The news came just a day or two after Sooners signal-caller Austin Kendall announced he’d be transferring from the school.While Oklahoma still has 2018 recruit Tanner Mordecai on its roster, many believe that the quarterback of the future in Norman is incoming freshman Spencer Rattler. The Hurts news means that Rattler, assuming he’s as advertised, will have to wait a year.After the Hurts news broke, Rattler and his family made it clear they were supportive of Oklahoma’s decision. Rattler’s Twitter post Friday night all but assures that.Rattler took to Twitter to post a photo of himself and Hurts at some kind of function. It looks like their relationship is off to a good start.The caption? “Iron sharpens iron.” In other words, he thinks Hurts is going to make him a better player.Check it out. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley just retweeted it as well.iron sharpens iron…#Boomer ? @JalenHurts pic.twitter.com/Iu2Sr43UdA— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) January 19, 2019Oklahoma has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners, and with Hurts in tow, it doesn’t look like the Sooners are going to slow down on offense. Don’t be shocked if they’re back in the College Football Playoff again next year.last_img read more

  • ESPN Updates Projected Win-Loss Record For Nebraska

    first_img ESPN is forecasting losses vs. Wisconsin, at Maryland and against Iowa.FPI win-loss predictions for the remaining games on Nebraska's schedule.If the season plays out like this, Nebraska will finish 6-6, a two-game improvement over 2018. They will also reach a bowl game.However, if the regular season ends with a three-game losing streak, there will be plenty of Husker fans grumbling. Shot of the Nebraska football program, led by Scott Frost.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska moved to 2-1 on the year with a 44-8 victory over Northern Illinois last weekend. In the process, the Huskers bounced back from a brutal Week 2 loss to Colorado.Now, the fun will really start for Scott Frost and company. Big Ten play will begin this weekend, and we’ll see just what this team is capable of in the league this fall.Every week, ESPN’s FPI updates, and in the process, the win-loss projections for teams change. Nebraska’s latest win-loss projections are below.The computer isn’t projecting a strong finish for the Huskers. Nebraska is expected to win four of its next six games and gain bowl eligibility, but the win probability for the team’s last three contests isn’t pretty.last_img read more

  • Austrian F1 legend Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

    first_imgAustrian F1 legend Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplantNiki Lauda underwent a lung transplant in August last year and was recuperating from the complicated surgery.advertisement Next Reuters ZurichJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 23:08 IST Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNiki Lauda underwent a lung transplant in August last yearLauda was recuperating from the complicated surgeryLauda is expected to be released from the hospital later this weekFormer Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday.Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication Oesterreich reported on its website.Oesterreich reported that Lauda was in the intensive care station but should be released from the hospital later this week, without citing sources.A spokesperson at the Vienna General Hospital could not immediately be reached for comment.Lauda, who was badly burned in 1976 in a Formula One race and later became an airline entrepreneur, underwent a lung transplant in August and was recuperating from the complicated surgery.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Niki Laudalast_img read more

  • Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 series

    first_img India Today Web Desk KarachiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 16:54 IST West Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting Thursday in Karachi (@TheRealPCB Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting ThursdayWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their teamAll major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket seriesFormer Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has welcomed the West Indies women’s cricket team to the for a three-match Twenty20 International series starting Thursday. All the three matches will be played in Karachi.West Indies become the second international cricket team after Zimbabwe to send their teams since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus on March 3 in 2009. Since the attack, all major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket series and they were forced to adopt the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as their home ground.”Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIW,” Wasim Akram tweeted.Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIWWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 30, 2019Windies women team arrives in Karachi for the T20Is series.More on #PAKWvsWIW series https://t.co/fcEgEInniX pic.twitter.com/IxHqZXEnlHPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) January 30, 2019Pakistan, Windies ladies are here we are really excited #FriendlyPeople #GreatHospitality pic.twitter.com/NuOsSap4bXmerissa aguilleira (@mraguilleira) January 30, 2019T20I Interim Captain for the Pakistan tour @mraguilleira and her team stand by two watchwords…”Adapt and Overcome!”. The @windieswomen are geared up and ready to take on @WomenCricketPak in the 3 T20I match series in Karachi. #LetsGoWindies #PAKWvsWIW pic.twitter.com/IYND29sZd1advertisementWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 30, 2019In 2009, the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by masked terrorists when it was on its way to the the Gaddafi Stadium.Then captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paravitarana suffered injuries in the attack which killed six security officials and two civilians. The series was called off immidiately and Sri Lankan players returned home.In 2015, international cricket returned to Pakistan when Zimbabwe men’s team visited the country amidst tight security, becoming the first team in first team in six years to play cricket in Pakistan.The two sides played a couple of T20Is and three ODIs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with Pakistan winning both the series.In 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) organised a three-match T20 series when it sent a 14-man squad to Pakistan. These matches were also played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis led the World XI team.The matches were organised to commemorate the 70th year of independence of Pakistan and the trophy was named ‘2017 Independence Cup’.Apart from international cricket, the eliminator rounds and the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were played in Pakistan last year.Also Read | Rohit Sharma on the verge of another special milestone in ODIsAlso Read | 2nd Test: Australia seek Sri Lanka relief after tumultuous yearFor 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 Wasim AkramFollow T20 seriesFollow Women’s T20I seriesFollow Pakistan vs West IndiesFollow PakistanFollow west indiesFollow West Indies in Pakistan Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 seriesWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their team to Pakistan for a Twenty20 International series. Zimbabwe’s men’s team had played a short limited-overs series in Pakistan in 2015.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Laurent Koscielny returns to Arsenal training ahead of Manchester City clash

    first_img Reuters LondonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 17:10 IST Laurent Koscielny suffered a jaw injury during the FA Cup match vs Manchester United (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLaurent Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last weekScans confirmed he has not suffered a fractured jawKoscielny’s return gives manager Unai Emery the option of picking him amid a defensive injury crisisArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Manchester City after scans confirmed he has not suffered a fractured jaw, the north London club said.Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last week, and the French defender did not play in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.Arsenal said scans revealed only “bruising and soft tissue swelling” to Koscielny’s face and jaw, giving manager Unai Emery the option of picking him amid a defensive injury crisis.Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who injured his ankle against United, will be sidelined until the end of the month while Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are out for the season with knee injuries. Stand-in full back Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ right knee will be assessed ahead of the trip to Manchester.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Laurent KoscielnyFollow ArsenalFollow Unai Emery Next Laurent Koscielny returns to Arsenal training ahead of Manchester City clashLaurent Koscielny was caught by a stray boot from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in the FA Cup last week, and the French defender did not play in Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img read more

  • LG V50 ThinQ image leaked online ahead of the MWC 2019 launch

    first_imgLG V50 ThinQ image leaked online ahead of the MWC 2019 launchLG has already confirmed that the LG V50 ThinQ run on Snapdragon 855 chipset and it would sport a gigantic 4,000mAh battery.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 13:36 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG will host a special event in Barcelona on February 24.LG will launch the LG V50 ThinQ at its MWC 2019 event.LG will also launch the LG G8 ThinQ at its MWC 2019 event.LG is scheduled to host a special event in Barcelona on February 24 ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 where it is expected to launch a slew of devices. LG has already confirmed that it will unveil its G-series flagship device – the LG G8 ThinQ – at the event. The Korean electronics giant has also confirmed that it would unveil its first 5G-enabled phone – the LG V50 ThinQ — on the sidelines of the mobile mega-fest. And now days ahead of the launch images of the LG V50 ThinQ have leaked online.The leaked image comes as a courtesy of serial leakster Evan Blass, who took to Twitter to give us a glimpse of LG’s first 5G enabled phone. As per the image shared by Blass, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a glass body and it sports a curved edge display with a notch on top. The notch in the front would house a dual-camera setup along with an earpiece.The LG V50 ThinQ would come with a triple camera setup with an LED flash at the back, a feature that it shares with its predecessor – the LG V40 ThinQ – that went on sale in India last month. It also sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is placed directly under the rear camera setup. Additionally, there is a 5G logo at the back on top of the camera setup which highlights how the upcoming smartphone is different from its predecessors.Notably, LG has already confirmed some of the feature that will coming to the LG V50 ThinQ. LG’s upcoming V-series flagship device would run on Qualcomm’s fastest chipset, Snapdragon 855, and it would sport a gigantic 4,000mAh battery, which the company said is 20 per cent larger than the LG V40 ThinQ.advertisementLG G8 ThinQHowever, the LG V50 ThinQ is not the only smartphone that the company is expected to launch at the event. As mentioned before, LG will also unveil the LG G8 ThinQ at the event. And now just days ahead of the launch, the LG G8 ThinQ has received FCC certification.According to a report by My Smart Price, FCC has certified three variants — LM-G820UM, LM-G820TM, and LM-G820QM – of the phone. While the FCC certification does not tell us much about the phone except for the fact that it will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 standard, however, LG has already confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will come with the Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology that will turn the phone’s display into an audio amplifier. The company has also confirmed that the phone would come with time-of-flight sensors that would improve the quality of its selfies and efficiency of its 3D face recognition system.The company has also given us a list of audio technologies that are coming to the LG G8 ThinQ. The list includes — DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Boombox Speaker and Master Quality Authenticated.Apart from this, the phone is expected to come with Snapdragon 855 processor and run on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone is expected to sport 6GB RAM with an internal memory that can be expanded further using a 2TB microSD card. It is also likely to come with a secondary attachable screen. However, it remains uncertain how the secondary screen would attach itself to the phone. And so, we will have to wait untill February 24 to find out what the company has in store for us.ALSO READ: | LG to unveil its first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG G8 rumour roundup: Attachable screen, sound on display and everything else we know so farALSO READ: | LG G8 ThinQ will come with an OLED screen that will act as an audio amplifierGet 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG V50 ThinQFollow LG G8 ThinQFollow MWC 2019last_img read more

  • IPL 2019: 2000 up! Steve Smith enters Indian Premier League list

    first_img commentary IPL 2019: 2000 up! Steve Smith enters Indian Premier League listIPL 2019: Steve Smith needed only 2 runs to reach the 2000-run mark in the Indian Premier League. He was dismissed for 2 by Sunil Narine and reached the milestone of 2000 runs in his 79th match. advertisement scorecard Ajay Tiwari KolkataApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:54 IST Steve Smith reached the 2000-run mark in the Indian Premier League in a match against KKR on Thursday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith joined the 2000-run IPL club on ThursdaySmith has amassed 297 runs from 10 matche in 2019 IPLSmith was recently appointed the new RR captain in place of Ajinkya RahaneSteve Smith reached 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League during Rajasthan Royals’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Smith needed 2 runs to reach the milestone before the start of the game and got exactly 2 before being dismissed by Sunil Narine in RR’s chase of 176.Steve Smith first played the Indian Premier League back in 2012 and he made an impressive start with 362 runs from 15 matches. His breakthrough season came in 2017 after Rising Pune Supergiant sacked MS Dhoni as captain and appointed Smith skipper. He led from the front and scored 472 runs from 15 matches and led RPS to the final.Steve Smith did not play the 2018 IPL as Rajasthan Royals returned to the IPL after a 2-year suspension. He was banned for a year by Cricket Australia following the ball-tampering scandal and the BCCI did not allow Smith and David Warner to play the IPL.Steve Smith has so far made 297 runs from 10 matches including 3 fifties but he has been nowhere as successful as David Warner who is the leading scorer in the 2019 IPL and holds the Orange Cap with 574 runs. Like Smith, Warner has also played 10 matches this season.Rajasthan Royals sacked Ajinkya Rahane as captain and asked Smith to lead as the team sought to revive its campaign.The move seemed to have worked. Rahane returned to form while Smith thrived with the additional responsibility of the RR captaincy. He failed against KKR but he should be pretty proud of his IPL record overall.In 79 IPL matches so far, Steve Smith has 2000 runs at an average of 37.73. His only hundred came in 2016 for RPS.advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals finally drop Ashton Turner after 3 golden ducksAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading in explosive send-offAlso 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 2019 IPLFollow Steve SmithFollow Sunil NarineFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Ajinkya Rahanecenter_img No data available! view more view less graphslast_img read more

  • World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer and Jason Roy fined for misconduct

    first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Jofra Archer and Jason Roy fined for misconductEngland vs Pakistan: Uttering obscenities didn’t go unnoticed in the match as England’s Jofra Archer and Jason Roy were fined 15% of their match fee for misconduct during their defeat against Pakistan.advertisement Reuters NottinghamJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 15:25 IST England’s Jofra Archer and Jason Roy were fined 15% from their match fees (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan beat England by 14 runs on MondaySarfaraz Ahmed was also fined 20% of his match fee for a slow over-rate offencePakistan will face Sri Lanka on Friday while England will try to beat Bangladesh the next dayEngland’s Jofra Archer and Jason Roy were both fined 15% of their match fee for misconduct during their 14-run defeat by Pakistan in the World Cup on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was also fined 20% of his match fee for a slow over-rate offence while his team mates saw their match fees reduced by 10% each after the side was ruled to be one over short of their target.”Jason Roy was found to have breached Article 2.3… which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match,” the ICC said in a statement.”The incident occurred during the 14th over of Pakistan’s innings when Roy used an audible obscenity after misfielding which was clearly heard by the umpires.”Archer, meanwhile, was sanctioned for showing “obvious dissent” after bowling a wide delivery in the 27th over in what turned out to be a forgettable match for the fast bowler.The 24-year-old fast bowler conceded 79 runs in 10 overs without picking up a wicket.Both Englishmen had one demerit point added to their disciplinary record.Four demerit points in a two-year period are converted into suspension points and two points lead to a ban for one test or two ODIs or two Twenty20 matches.Pakistan play Sri Lanka next on Friday in Bristol while England play Bangladesh in Cardiff a day later.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India hope for winning start vs struggling South AfricaAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar rates current Indian attack as most complete of this eraAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 England vs PakistanFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Jason RoyFollow Sarfaraz Ahmedlast_img read more

  • India vs Pakistan: Wasn’t thinking of double hundred when I got out, says Rohit Sharma

    first_img Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 00:39 IST Rohit Sharma looks skywards to celebrate scoring a century during World Cup match between India and Pakistan. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma was named man-of-the-match for his 140 after India beat Pakistan at Old TraffordRohit top-scored with 140 as India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) on SundayRohit Sharma said a 4th double hundred never crossed his mindRohit Sharma collected his second man-of-the-match award in the 2019 Cricket World Cup after scoring his 2nd hundred of the tournament on Sunday at Old Trafford but he was not very happy with the way he got out. Rohit Sharma scored 140 as India crushed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) but he wanted to carry on for a little while longer.Rohit has scored 3 double hundreds in ODIs and on Sunday, he looked he was on course to get his 4th one. However, he got out to an ordinary delivery from Hassan Ali and he expressed his frustration the moment he was caught out by Wahab Riaz.Speaking at the post-match presentation after he picked up his man-of-the-match award, Rohit Sharma said he was unhappy with his dismissal but the thought of another double hundred never crossed his mind.”I was unhappy (when I got out), particularly the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and brought fine leg in, a little misjudgement from my side. When you’re set you want to get as many runs as possible. Trust me, wasn’t thinking of a double hundred. Got out at the wrong time, the partnership was becoming solid and we wanted to kill the game,” Rohit said.Rohit Sharma said he was happy with the way India played as a team. It was a clinical performance from a team which had overwhelmed South Africa and defending world champions Australia. India had to share points with New Zealand after rain played spoilsport last week.advertisement”I am happy with the way we played as a team. We know at times, it can get frustrating having lost out in the previous game. We had the intent of playing a solid game (on Sunday),” he said.Rohit Sharma walked out to open with KL Rahul after Shikhar Dhawan was sidelined with a thumb injury. Rahul had batted in the middle-order against South Africa and Australia but on Sunday against Pakistan, he batted well and scored 57 in an opening stand of 136.Rohit Sharma said he was impressed with his new opening partner in one-day cricket: “Rahul played very well, took some time early on, probably what was required. Can’t play shots straightaway. The idea was to see what is happening. We got a good start and built on from there.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, bowlers make it 7-0 for India vs Pakistan in World CupsAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs PakistanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Rohit Sharma India vs Pakistan: Wasn’t thinking of double hundred when I got out, says Rohit SharmaIndia vs Pakistan World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma said he was not thinking of a double hundred but admitted he was unhappy to get out even after scoring 140 against Pakistan in India’s 3rd victory of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.advertisement Nextlast_img read more