About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho insists luck was with Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists luck was with Liverpool for Sunday’s 3-1 defeat.Sadio Mane had put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes, but a mistake from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker allowed Jesse Lingard to equalise soon after. However, further strikes followed for Jurgen Klopp’s men after the break, with substitute Xherdan Shaqiri netting two deflected efforts to seal the hosts’ 3-1 victory.Mourinho said, “They had a strong team and showed they are the strongest team. It’s hard to concede two goals in the moments we conceded and even harder the way the goals happened [with the deflections]. I think our difficult period in the game was the first 20 minutes when we couldn’t cope with their fantastic intensity and speed and pressing. After that we were quite calm in the game and the game was controlled. “We can say of course they attacked much more than us, they had corners, they had more play in our half than we had in their half, but it was exactly the moment when the game was going into the dynamic when they were really frustrated. “You had centre-backs coming with the ball and shooting from 30 yards into the stands – that was a period when the game was more under control and we felt that we could win, even a little bit undeservedly, but it was the moment when sometimes teams that are dominating a game can lose matches. But that was when we conceded two goals. David [De Gea] was saying in the dressing room afterwards that they [Shaqiri’s shots] would have been two easy balls for him, but because of the deflections he had no chance.”Mourinho insisted luck was with the hosts, “If you want to speak about fortune, then speak about their second and third goals. Our goal was a good move by the side, I think [Romelu] Lukaku got in the space behind the full-back with a good cross and then Jesse [Lingard] arrived in a dangerous position and the goalkeeper made, what I used to call, half of a mistake. To speak about luck and goals we have to speak about the second and third goals.”
Wolves complete stunning away comeback over Slovan Bratislavaby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says his team are out to enjoy the Europa League after clinching their second group stage win on Thursday. The Premier League collected a courageous away victory over Slovan Bratislava, winning the match 2-1.Andraz Sporar’s deflected shot opened the scoring for the hosts after 11 minutes.But two goals in five minutes in the second half from Roman Saiss and Raul Jimenez sealed a memorable victory for Wolves, with Diogo Jota’s late red-card the only blemish on the evening.Nuno told BT Sport: “It was tough like we knew it would be. First half was difficult, we didn’t perform very well, second half was much better. They had one shot on target and that’s something we’ve got to improve, we can’t concede this goal.”Adama [Traore] helped a lot with his width and helping to unbalance them. With one man less it was about defending, we were brave and we managed to take what we wanted from the game. The Wolves fans here can go home happy.”Our aim is to enjoy this competition. You have to remember where we came from. It’s about enjoying it and seeing what happens at the end of it.”The young people were shouting, I didn’t expect that from them. It was so noisy and it gave Slovan an advantage and really helped them. It was better having them in the ground though, it’s more enjoyable.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
With most A-League squads boasting their full quota of foreigners, finding Australian talent will be the priority for many clubs in January.Already this month, Kwame Yeboah has returned from Germany to sign for Western Sydney Wanderers, while Melbourne Victory have offered NPL star Elvis Kambosa a deserved deal.So who else is out there and where could they end up? 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? Here are seven Aussies that could or should be on your club’s radar…
Juventus are confident of finalising a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey this summer and have offered him a €7 million (£6.3m/$8m) per year contract, Goal understands.The Italian giants have offered the €7m figure in a deal that would run for four years, with incentives also included based on performance and games played.Ramsey is out of contract this summer after Arsenal withdrew their offer of an extension for football and financial reasons. 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? The Wales midfielder was named as one of Arsenal’s five captains this season by head coach Unai Emery and initially expected to sign a new contract with the club.However, the decision to withdraw the offer for Ramsey means that he will be departing north London after a decade, where he scored two FA Cup winning goals and made over 350 appearances.Speaking to Sky Sport Italia earlier in the week, Juve sporting direct Fabio Paratici confirmed the Old Lady’s interest in the 28-year-old.”He’s a great player, he’s been at great levels for years and plays in a great team,” Paratici said.”It [Ramsey’s contract] is due to expire and we are always attentive to the situations that can be created. Juve are on him.”Will Ramsey play with us after July? This is all to be verified. For now, he is an Arsenal player.”Given Ramsey’s situation, the Gunners could be forgiven for moving the player on in the January window rather than losing him for free in the summer, but Arsenal boss Emery does not expect the Welshman to depart before the end of the 2018-19 season.”At the moment he is working with us and I think yes [he will stay until the end of the season],” the Spaniard told reporters.”He worked very well against Liverpool. Today [Tuesday] he played 15 minutes and he scored. He helped us for confidence and to earn a good result. I want from him this focus when he is playing.”In terms of incomings, a defensively frail Arsenal side had been linked with a move for out of favour Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill, but Emery claims he has not discussed the centre-back, while Fulham are currently leading the pack to snap up the Englishman on loan.”We didn’t speak about him [Cahill],” Emery told the press.”It’s not easy, changing and improving our team with the possibility in the transfer market, but the club is working and we are watching different possibilities.”Maybe we can [bring new players in]. If the transfer market gives us [an] opportunity, we can sign one or two players.”
The Premier League title race resumes this week, with Liverpool seeking to maintain their place at the top of the table.Leicester City are the visitors to Anfield, with Claude Puel’s Foxes looking to bloody the nose of another one of the big boys.They have already beaten both Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks, but will have their work cut out as they seek to become the first visiting side to win at Anfield in the league since April 2017. 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? Liverpool beat Crystal Palace in a nervy encounter 10 days ago, and have won 20 of their 23 league fixtures so far this season. A 21st victory would be the perfect way to end a challenging January for Jurgen Klopp’s men.Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday night’s game…Liverpool Injuries Liverpool will make checks on a number of players ahead of the game.Fabinho limped out of the Palace game with a hamstring issue, but returned to light training last week and could be fit to feature despite a bout of illness. Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) is likely to miss out, but Gini Wijnaldum could be ready to return after missing out against Palace. Virgil van Dijk, who missed training through illness on Friday, should be fine to play.Dejan Lovren will also be available after a hamstring problem.Joe Gomez, Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all sidelined.Liverpool Suspensions Liverpool will be without James Milner, who will serve a one-match ban following his dismissal against Crystal Palace.Liverpool Likely Line-UpThe big question for Liverpool surrounds who will play at right back, with Alexander-Arnold set to miss out, Milner suspended and Nathaniel Clyne having been loaned to Bournemouth.Fabinho, if fit, could fill in having performed well there in the past for both Monaco and Brazil. Youngster Rafa Camacho, who made his Premier League debut as a late substitute against Palace, is another, less pedigreed option, while teenage Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever could be considered.In midfield, Wijnaldum’s return should see him partner Jordan Henderson, with the final place between Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita. Keita was preferred last time out but is yet to make his mark since his move from RB Leipzig.Leicester team news Leicester will check on the fitness of defender Harry Maguire, who suffered an injury in the Foxes’ last game against Wolves.Daniel Amartey is on the long-term absentee list.TV Channel & Kick-Off Time The fixture will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 1, kick-off 8pm. Highlights can be found on Match of the Day, BBC One at 10.45pm.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on NBC Sports, kick-off 3pm ET. Best Opta Match Facts Liverpool have won their last three league games against Leicester – they last won four in a row against them between February 1987 and September 1996. Leicester have lost six of their last seven away Premier League games against Liverpool (D1), with their last win at Anfield coming in May 2000 (2-0). Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last 19 home midweek games in the Premier League (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), winning 13 and drawing six since a 0-1 loss vs Fulham in May 2012. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 32 home Premier League games (W23 D9), the longest such run in the division since Man City went 37 without defeat between December 2010 and December 2012. Liverpool are looking to win eight consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since March 2010. The Reds conceded as many goals in their last home league game against Crystal Palace as they had in their previous 15 at Anfield combined (3). Leicester have lost each of their last 11 Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the table, conceding at least twice every time (27 in total) and netting just five in return. Their last such win came on January 31st 1998 at Manchester United. This will be Liverpool’s 10th Premier League game as the side starting top this season, more than they’ve played in any other season in the competition (9 in 1996-97). Leicester have lost their last two Premier League games – the eighth time they’ve lost consecutive league matches under Claude Puel. However, they’ve not lost three in a row in the competition since February 2017 under Claudio Ranieri (a run of five). Only Andrew Cole (11) and Thierry Henry (8) have scored more Premier League goals against Liverpool than Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (7). Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has committed more fouls without receiving a single yellow or red card than any other Premier League player this season (30). Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Aston Villa have completed the club-record signing of striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for a reported £22 million ($28m) after he was granted a work permit.Villa had already announced a deal had been agreed with the Belgian side, but they were only able to finally present him at their training base on Tuesday, the forward having been given clearance to work in England.Wesley spent three and a half years in Brugge, becoming a key player over the past two campaigns as he scored 24 league goals in 76 matches. 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 Said to have cost Villa £22m, Wesley has become the club’s most expensive signing, surpassing the £19m ($24m) they reportedly parted with to sign Darren Bent from Sunderland during the 2010-11 season.Speaking to the club’s official website, Wesley said: “I’m really happy to sign for Aston Villa. “I was very happy when I heard that Aston Villa were interested in me – and for a record fee. “I’m just hoping that now I’ll be able to show why out on the pitch. I’m hoping to prove myself on the pitch. “For me the Premier League is a real stage – a great division. I’m hoping I can adapt quickly and show what I’ve got to offer.“You’re going to see a lot of power and a lot of quality. I’m really happy to have the chance to play in the Premier League and I’m hoping to play well and score lots of goals.“I hope to help Aston Villa as best as I can.”The striker becomes the first-ever Brazilian to don a Villa shirt and will join the club on their pre-season tour of USA next week.He arrives in the Midlands having spent the past three-and-a-half years in Belgium with Club Brugge, where he won two Belgian First Division titles and two Belgian Super Cups.Wesley was also awarded the Belgian Young Footballer of the Year for his performances during the 2017/18 season, in which he scored 13 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.Prior to joining Brugge, the 22-year-old appeared for Slovakian side AS Trencin where he scored eight goals in 22 games. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Kieran Trippier says he had no hesitation about leaving Tottenham for Atletico Madrid because of his long-held ambition to play abroad.The right-back signed a three-year contract in the Spanish capital on Wednesday, bringing an end to his four-season stint at Spurs.Serie A side Napoli expressed interest before Atleti swooped on their replacement for Juanfran, who left the club on a free transfer at the end of June. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Trippier, 28, has the chance to rediscover the form that eluded him last season as he forges a place in Diego Simeone’s notoriously mean defence.”The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, but I didn’t think twice when Atletico were interested,” Trippier said at Thursday’s presentation.”It’s a great opportunity to come and live in Madrid. Not many British players come abroad, but I always wanted to play abroad, especially in La Liga, since I was young.”I’m looking forward to learning the language straight away, which is my first priority. The quicker I can do that, communicate with my coach and team-mates, the better.”I want to enjoy playing for Atletico and living in Madrid.”Trippier greeted the local media moments after Atletico sealed the signing of another defender, centre-back Mario Hermoso.The Spain international, formerly of rivals Real Madrid, arrives from Espanyol in a €29 million (£26m/$33m) deal.If starting his career across town does not attach enough pressure, Hermoso also has the unenviable task of trying to plug the gap left by Diego Godin’s departure for Inter.”It’s a beautiful, important challenge,” the 24-year-old said.”Diego has been a symbol for the club. What better way to continue making history. I hope to continue that line.”Atletico have gone through a summer of change, which has seen mainstays Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez and Juanfran depart, but Joao Felix, Trippier, Hermoso, Hector Herrera and Marcos Llorente among those who have arrived.The club will face Numancia in a friendly Saturday before playing their International Champions Cup slate against Chivas and local rivals Real Madrid, and a match against the MLS All-Stars to close out July.
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Houston football may no longer have Tom Herman building it into a legitimate college football power. However, the Cougars can still add talent at a Power Five level.This off-season, Major Applewhite’s staff has had a remarkable level of success bringing in immediately eligible players from Power programs. The latest is Notre Dame cornerback Nick Watkins.The Texas native and former four-star recruit announced his departure from South Bend back in April. On Thursday, he committed to Houston.?… #GoCoogs? pic.twitter.com/tJQlmzV27S— Nick Watkins – N.C.W (@WhippinTheNick_) June 8, 2018Nick Watkins spoke to 247Sports about that decision:“It was more of a business decision in terms of what can happen for me after football,” said Watkins, who has one year of eligibility remaining. “Graduating from Notre Dame, that gives me connections everywhere, but for me going to Houston, I figured that it would be great to have connections in Dallas, Houston and the surrounding areas. They are also winning on the field and I could play alongside a projected Top 10 pick and if things go as expected, that’ll bring a lot of exposure to all of us on that side of the ball. I’m really looking forward to it.”That top 10 pick is defensive tackle Ed Oliver, a former five-star who spurned a number of the nation’s elite programs to play for Herman with his hometown Cougars. He has stuck around for two years after Herman’s departure, but was one of the best defensive tackles in college football from the time he stepped on campus.Watkins is far from the only big addition to the Cougars roster this off-season. In fact, five other players from power Power Five teams have joined up and will play this fall.One of the most highly publicized additions is former Ole Miss safety Deontay Anderson. He looked at a few schools, including former teammate Shea Patterson’s new home at Michigan, but ultimately elected to play for the Cougars, where he will be eligible right away.Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is now a Cougar. The former four-star signal caller appeared in 16 games for the Vols, including five starts last season.Miami linebacker Darrion Owens, Utah receiver Raelon Singleton, and Baylor running back Terence Williams have also joined the Houston program. Impressively, Houston is adding players from ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC programs, as well as Notre Dame.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Today is Urban Meyer’s birthday. The leader of the Ohio State football program is 54.As you get older, you usually ask for and receive less extravagant gifts than you did when you were younger. It is all about being practical.What is more practical for a dad in his 50s than a power washer? That’s what Urban got from his wife.Shelley Meyer tweeted a picture of the Yamaha power washer she got Urban this year.A power washer. No lie. Lol pic.twitter.com/YXQq5T82GZ— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) July 10, 2018According to Shelley, mowing and power washing are therapeutic for Meyer.He did buy me a 32-in walk behind Toro for Mother’s Day back in 2001. I wanted it! Lol. Mowing and power washing = therapy. ?— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) July 10, 2018Listen, when you are keeping your property, especially a deck, looking good for the summer, you need a power washer. Nice job by Mrs. Meyer.Happy birthday Coach!
STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Texas football appears to have taken a big step forward in recent weeks. A trip to Oklahoma State is never easy though.The Pokes are having a down season overall at 4-3, after three straight 10-win years. They’ve jumped on the Longhorns early tonight though.Midway through the second quarter, Oklahoma State leads Texas 24-14 in Stillwater.Quarterback Taylor Cornelius is off to a strong start for Mike Gundy’s team.He’s 12-for-16 for 180 yards and two touchdowns thus far. Oklahoma State has also been extremely productive on the ground, with 129 total rushing yards.Justice Hill and Chuba Hubbard have over 60 yards each thus far.It’s an appropriate fast start, considering who is in Stillwater for the game. Oklahoma State is honoring program legend Barry Sanders, and wearing some amazing throwbacks for the occasion.The ? and the ?????!Welcome back @BarrySanders and the #WarPigs! #okstate pic.twitter.com/IFlIOywYTl— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 28, 2018Texas did just cut things down to a 10-point lead on a Sam Ehlinger touchdown run from the one-yard line. Still, this is definitely the start you want if you’re an Oklahoma State fan.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)There’s been a sizable change in the Ohio State-Michigan betting line heading into Saturday’s rivalry game.The Wolverines, who are a road favorite against the Buckeyes for the first time since 2004, have grown as a favorite since the initial betting line came out.Jim Harbaugh and Co. opened as a 3.5-point favorite against Urban Meyer and his Ohio State team.That line has since moved by more than 1 point.Michigan is now a 5-point favorite.Michigan now a 5-point favorite vs. Ohio State, per Bovada.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) November 22, 2018Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be televised on FOX.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)This week has already consisted of two major quarterback transfers, which includes Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma and Tate Martell to Miami. With those two quarterbacks off the board, the next signal-caller ready to make headlines is Austin Kendall.Although Kendall potentially had the chance to become the 2019 starter for the Sooners, he submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal because of the program’s interest in adding Hurts.He completed 70.6 percent of his passes in his sophomore season for 122 yards and a touchdown.Oklahoma initially wanted to block Kendall from being immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, but the Big 12 champions are now allowing him to leave Norman with zero trouble.Despite several reports stating that Kendall will officially join West Virginia for the upcoming season, his decision isn’t official yet.According to Eric Bailey of Tulsa World, the former Oklahoma quarterback will visit the Mountaineers today and his final choice will occur in the next 48 hours.Contrary to earlier reports, Austin Kendall has not made a final decision on college destination, a source told the Tulsa World on Wednesday night.Source said former #Sooners QB is visiting West Virginia on Thursday.Look for Kendall’s final choice to be made in next 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/Lie5XTGnAr— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) January 17, 2019Kendall also visited the Auburn Tigers last week, but perhaps the chance to remain in the Big 12 is intriguing enough to transfer to West Virginia.The Mountaineers will need an experienced quarterback to replace Will Grier for this season, and Kendall might be the superior option over Jack Allison.After all, the chance to play against Oklahoma could lead him to Morgantown.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Heisman Trophy race is already shaping up as we head into Week 5 of the college football season. Several quarterbacks appear to be vying for the award as of now.This century, the Heisman has basically turned into an award for the best quarterback in the country. In fact, since 2000, Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram and Reggie Bush are the only non-QBs to take home the trophy, even if the NCAA now swears Bush never won it.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and his former teammate, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, look like the two favorites right now. Not surprisingly, they hold down the top two posts in the latest ESPN Heisman Trophy poll.ESPN’s poll consists of 10 voters with five votes each. Their ballots are then tallied using a point system: five points for first-place votes, four points for second-place votes, three points for third-place votes, two points for fourth-place votes and one point for fifth-place votes. Here’s ESPN’s updated Heisman Trophy top five ranking through the first four weeks:Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QBTua Tagovailoa, Alabama QBJoe Burrow, LSU QBJonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RBJustin Fields, Ohio State QBYou can view ESPN’s full poll here.The only change in the top five from last week was Taylor flipping spots with Fields. That has more to do with Taylor’s impressive performance against Michigan than anything Fields didn’t do.Things can always change, but it figures that the Heisman winner will be one of these five young men. They each have a little more than two months to prove their case.
Rohan Sen PerthJanuary 14, 2019UPDATED: January 14, 2019 12:12 IST Michael Klinger was given out on the seventh ball of the second over (Perth Scorchers Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMichael Klinger was given out on the seventh ball of the second over in Perth’s run chase of 178Perth Scorchers (178/3) beat Sydney Sixers (177/5) by 7 wicketsCameron Bancroft top-scored in the match with an unbeaten 87Perth Scorchers opener Michael Klinger was involved in a controversial dismissal on Sunday even as his team beat the Sydney Sixers in their Big Bash League match at the Optus stadium in Perth.Klinger was given out on the seventh ball of the second over in Perth’s run chase of 178, which they eventually managed to overhaul.It was the second over of the second innings which was bowled by Ben Dwarshuis during which the umpire miscounted the number of deliveries.And as fate would have it, Perth opener Michael Klinger got caught at third man off the last ball of the over, which turned out to be the seventh delivery. But the umpire and match officials failed to notice it and Klinger had to depart after scoring 2 runs off 5 balls.The wicket however, didn’t cost Perth too much as Cameron Bancroft’s unbeaten 87 helped the team chase down 178 in 18.5 overs.Bancroft, who is making a return to domestic cricket after a gap of nine months due to his ball-tampering suspension, played 61 balls and smashed 8 boundaries and a six during his knock. Bancroft had earlier hit a 42-ball 59 to script a six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers in their last match against Melbourne Stars.On Sunday, he was ably supported by captain Ashton Turner who made 60 off 30 balls with the help of four boundaries and three sixes.The duo shared a 98-run third-wicket partnership to chase down the target with 7 wickets in hand.Earlier, Sydney posted 177 for 5 on the board after being put into bat with significant contributions from captain Moises Henriques (38) and opener Daniel Hughes (36).advertisementMatthew Kelly and Andrew Tye starred with the ball for the hosts as both picked up two wickets each from their four overs while Usman Qadir got a wicket.Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIFor 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 Big Bash LeagueFollow BBLFollow Michael KlingerFollow Perth Scorchers BBL 2019: Batsman gets out on 7th ball of an over after bizarre umpiring errorPerth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets but it was Michael Klinger’s dismissal which stirred up a controversy during the Big Bash League match on Sunday.advertisement
Next ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, seals Olympic quotaAbhishek Verma, shooting in his maiden ISSF World Cup final, clinched the gold medal and the Olympic quota place for the 10m Air Pistol event.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 12:45 IST Abhishek Verma was in fine form in the 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Saturday (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAbhishek Verma won the 10m Air Pistol gold at ISSF World Cup on SaturdayHe became the fifth Indian shooter to have clinched a quota place for Tokyo OlympicsIn his first ISSF World Cup final, the 29-year-old shooter dominated the rest of the packIndia’s Abhishek Verma reigned supreme in the 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Saturday.While winning the gold medal in only his second World Cup appearance, the hobby shooter-turned professional sealed a quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Abhishek Verma, 29, was a cut above the rest of the field in the 10m Air Pistol final as he finished on the top step of the podium with 242.7 points. Russia’s Artem Chernousov took silver with a total of 240.4 points in the eight-man final. Korea’s Seungwoo Han finished with a bronze after shooting 220.0 in the final.Abhishek Verma showcased his class in what was only his first ISSF World Cup final. Indians have sealed five quota places for the Tokyo Olympics so far with young Saurabh Chaudhary clinching one in 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi earlier this year.A thrilled Abhishek Verma on top of the podium showing off his 10m Air Pistol gold medal @issf_shooting World Cup in Beijing. He also won India’s fifth @tokyo2020 quota in shooting in the process. pic.twitter.com/ec3pWaXVGzNRAI (@OfficialNRAI) April 27, 2019Incidentally, Abhishek Verma made his World Cup debut in New Delhi. The Indian pistol shooter failed to qualify for the final at home. However, on Saturday, Abhishek shot a total of 585 points to qualify for the final at the fourth spot.Olympic quota for India @OfficialNRAI @Media_SAI along with a brilliant gold medal by Abhishek Verma in men’s 10m Air Pistol #BeijingWorldCup. Can’t believe this is just his 2nd World Cup. He was so cool & composed. Proud to support you Abhishek @OGQ_India pic.twitter.com/8aOR1bM5qBadvertisementViren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) April 27, 2019Abhishek who had won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol event during his India debut at the Asian Games has little international exposure but is proving to be one of the finest shooters on the circuit.Saurabh Chaudhary was fielded in the MQS category earlier in the day to boost the chances of another Olympic quota place for India. World Cup gold medallist Shahzar Rizvi disappointed in the qualification round as he crashed out after finishnig 32nd with a total of 576 points.Arjun Singh Cheema had also finished outside qualification spots with a total fo 571 points on Saturday.Also Read | Divyansh Singh Panwar secures fourth Olympic quota with silver in ISSF World CupAlso Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso 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 Abhishek VermaFollow ISSF World CupFollow Saurabh ChaudharyFollow 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 19:34 IST Rohit Sharma celebrates his century with Virat Kohli. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan won the toss and opted to bowl against India in ManchesterRohit Sharma hit a classy 140 and was gutted when he got outVirat Kohli smashed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs.India rode on Rohit Sharma’s 140 and Virat Kohli’s 77 to post a mammoth 336/5 off 50 overs against Pakistan in their 4th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Sunday. KL Rahul, who was promoted to open the innings with Rohit Sharma, hit 57.The rain had interrupted the play in the 47th over and continued for about the next 20 minutes. Mohammad Amir struck to dismiss Virat Kohli immediately after the play resumed post short rain break.Kedhar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar then took the responsibility to score quick runs at the end of innings. Mohammad Amir contained the run rate and both Indian batsmen could add only 22 runs in the next 19 balls.Pakistan was poor and sloppy on the field after electing to bowl in overcast conditions. Mohammad Amir was tight upfront but Hassan Ali was unable to build any pressure as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got off to a strong start. They became the first Indian opening pair to hit a 100+ stand against Pakistan in World Cup history.KL Rahul was the more watchful of the two while Rohit Sharma smashed his third 50+ score in the 2019 World Cup. Rohit Sharma had started the 2019 World Cup with a bang – he had hit a hundred against South Africa before scoring a fifty against Australia. On Sunday, Rohit Sharma hit a classy 140 and was gutted when he got out – who knows, he could have hit another double hundred!Virat Kohli meanwhile, was happy to play second fiddle as long as Rohit Sharma played those sensational shots. Once he got out, Kohli upped the ante and hit his 2nd fifty of the World Cup. He also smashed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs.advertisementHardik Pandya played a nice cameo but MS Dhoni was out for 1 before rain forced the players off the field. Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were both warned twice for stepping on the protected area of the pitch.Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was left frustrated with his bowlers and fielders. Apart from Amir and Hassan in his second spell, the other Pakistani bowlers did not look like they were up for a fight against India’s star batsmen.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Injured Shikhar Dhawan helps teammates out with drinksAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli fastest to 11,000 ODI runsAlso 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 Pakistan graphs view more view less scorecard advertisement commentary Next No data available! India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) Innings Summary, ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit and Kohli bully Pakistan attackIndia vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) Innings Summary, ICC World Cup 2019: India posted 336/5 at the end of 50 overs, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s second century in World Cup 2019 and Virat Kohli’s well placed 77.
Next Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 09:11 IST Nushrat Bharucha in Sonu Ke Titu Ki SweetyWhile it is tough to leave a mark in the minds of the audience when one is part of an ensemble cast, Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha managed to do so in the multistarrer film, Pyaar Ka Panchnama. Although she had done a few roles before that, her performance in that film became her calling card, so much so that people started recognising her by her character in that film rather than her real name.As the actress gears up for her new film Dream Girl opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, she hopes people know her name, so that she can get rid of the tag of “Punchnama Girl” for good.”Initially I was taking the tag of “Punchnama Girl” sportingly but then I realised that people called me by that name more than my real name! Thankfully after the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, things have changed,” Nushrat told IANS.While she had no problem with the tag, she said, “I wondered why would people only call me the “Punchnama Girl” where as there were two more girls in the film! Did they only remember me and Kartik and not the rest? However, I am happy the way things have panned out now.”In Dream Girl, Nushrat plays the love interest of the protagonist played by Ayushmann.Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, the film features Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz and Rajesh Sharma, and is scheduled to release on September 13.Watch the official trailer of Dream Girl:ALSO READ | Dream Girl new poster out: Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha promise a fun-filled rideALSO READ | Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: Watch Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha in this romantic number HeeriyeALSO READ | Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Nushrat Bharucha: There is some spice in my character every timeALSO READ | Is Nushrat Bharucha dating her Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan?ALSO WATCH | Up, close and personal with Ayushmann KhurranaGet 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 bynisha Tags :Follow Nushrat BharuchaFollow Dream GirlFollow Pyar Ka Punchnama Nushrat Bharucha: After Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety people call me by my name, not Punchnama GirlNushrat Bharucha, who is gearing up for the release of Dream Girl, said that after the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, people have started calling her by her real name.advertisement
Saina Nehwal eyes to regain title at Chinese TaipeiIf Saina Nehwal manages to overcome the early hurdles, the star Indian shuttler is likely to play former world No. 2 Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-finals.advertisement Press Trust of India TaipeiSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 12:47 IST Saina Nehwal will face An Se Young in the first round at the Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300. (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal will be in action at the Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300The star Indian shuttler will enter the event as a top seedNehwal has been seen struggling with her form since the Indonesia Masters early this yearFormer champions Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma will look to find their best form when they begin their quest to regain the women’s and men’s singles crowns at the Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300 beginning with qualifiers here on Tuesday.Top seed Saina returns to the tournament for the first time since winning the title way back in 2008, while reigning national champion Sourabh had achieved the glory here in 2016 and will look to repeat his feat.On a comeback trail since regaining fitness, former top 10 player H S Prannoy is another Indian shuttler to look out for during the week, especially after his victory over Chinese legend Lin Dan at the recent World Championship in Basel, Switzerland.Saina has had an underwhelming season this far. The Indian shuttler started out the season by winning the title at Indonesia Masters 500 event after Carolina Marin retired with an injury. However, since then Saina had not made it to the last 8 of any tournament.In the recently conculded World Championships, the London Olympic medallist crashed in the Round of 16 after losing to Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark.PV Sindhu will not be in action at the Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300.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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow Chinese Taipei BWF World Tour Super 300Follow Sourabh Verma Next
The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Editors’ Recommendations Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Just yesterday I wrote about the manliness of new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover. I concluded that it is very manly because it’s stylish, efficient, and versatile – capable of doing most anything you ask it to do. And what’s manlier than that?While I haven’t in any way changed course on my conclusions surrounding the manliness of the GLA, I have found something that is much manlier, but in very different ways.I present to you the new Cadillac Elmiraj concept.The Elmiraj is the latest iteration in Cadillac’s Art & Science design language. Modern Cadillacs before the Elmiraj have been good looking, sure, but they’ve been exceedingly boxy. The Elmiraj is broad, confident, and just the right amount of round-y.Up front we find the distinctive vertical Cadillac headlights and a new grille proudly wearing a new Cadillac emblem. I had heard rumors that Caddy was considering losing the wreath around its iconic logo but I didn’t think we’d see it so soon. Cadillac wants to take on BMW and I think the new badge – sans wreath – is just the symbol to do the job. It turns the Cadillac brand into something new without losing its identity. It looks light and stylish, just like the Cadillacs of late.Behind that new Caddy logo, underneath the chiseled hood, is a 500-horsepower 4.5-liter V8 that has been fitted with twin-turbochargers. This new engine is based upon the 420-horsepower twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that powers the 2014 CTS Vsport. I had hoped that Caddy wouldn’t give up on the V8 and, delightfully, it looks like it hasn’t.The Elmiraj rides on custom 22-inch rims backed by ceramic brakes fitted with monoblock calipers, ensuring the large coupe can stop as fast as it goes.On the interior, Cadillac designers aimed for bespoke levels of luxury. The camel-colored leather has been well matched to the fallen Brazilian Rosewood, which was handpicked by Cadillac craftsmen. The Elmiraj seats four in a 2+2 seating arrangement with four bucket seats. Cleverly, even the rear buckets can recline, ensuring comfort for all passengers.In the dash, designers have affixed a transparent analogue speedometer and tachometer that, when not in use, allow the driver to view a large, high-res screen displaying driver information or even the image from a front-mounted camera.Cadillac revealed that a new, lightweight rear-wheel drive chassis that is slated for production underpins the Elmiraj. Although Cadillac probably won’t build a production version of the Elmiraj, we could likely see something very similar.Where did the idea for Elmiraj come from? Specifically, the 1967 Eldorado inspired Cadillac designers. I think it is high time that Cadillac return to its routes and build some world-class, hulking grand coupes. The time is right, too. Mercedes has plans to replace its CL-Class with a new S-Class based coupe. How fabulous would it be to see full-size coupe battle between Mercedes and Cadillac? The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens
A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Over the past several years, Marc Daniels and Ricky Hendry of the cult brand Isaora (pronounced “ee-sah-or-rah”) have been pioneering a brilliant new look to performance sportswear as well as designer menswear. Residents at the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Incubator on 7th Avenue in New York City this year, the duo is now poised to take modern active wear to the mainstream. On the heels of a new collaboration with Quiksilver and a brand new website, we recently caught up with Daniels to learn more about the brand, from the origins of its name to conquering high fashion.M: Where did the inspiration for the brand come from?MD: Isaora was born from an appreciation of advanced technical apparel and a frustration that we couldn’t find anything that suited our lifestyle or aesthetic in that category.M: And the name?MD: The name is derived from a Spanish phrase that’s popular in South America (where I spent a fair amount of time in my youth) “Ahora Si.” It loosely translates as “Now Yes,” but is used as a rallying cry to the effect of “now’s the time, let’s go!”M: How do you define the Isaora man?MD: The Isaora man combines an active urban lifestyle, a love of good design in all its forms, an understanding and appreciation of quality, and a taste for adventure.M: What is Isaora best known for?MD: Progressive style and premium performance. For example, our Minimal Bomber from Fall 13, a seemingly simple bomber jacket re-imagined in a bonded knit fabric with a waterproof treatment and a laser cut and welded construction. It’s the combination of a very relevant fashion staple with absolutely cutting-edge materials and manufacturing.M: You had your first fashion week presentation in September. How was that for you and are you going to do another?MD: It was exhausting. We were still blacking out the space at 6 am because we decided to do a light show in a space with huge windows in the middle of the day! It was also an important opportunity to show what Isaora is about in the context of our choice. The reaction was really positive. We’ll do it again for sure, but we don’t feel obliged to participate in the circus that is fashion week every season.M: Isaora’s not exactly cheap. How do you justify the prices of the collection?MD: We absolutely don’t want to be cheap, but once people understand what goes into the product they quickly realize we do offer exceptional value. We only use premium materials and work with some of the best factories in the world. Quality is of fundamental importance to us and is something we refuse to compromise on. That comes at a cost, but it’s all relativeM: You’ve had several collaborations. How important are they to the brand?MD: The right collaborations are those which allow us to introduce Isaora to a new audience and make sense from a brand perspective. We’re not going to sell out; if we don’t believe in the project it’s a non-starter. It’s got to be fun and mutually beneficial on some level. That’s pretty much the criteria.M: Ultimately what makes Isaora different from a Nau or an Aether or Icebreaker? MD: Err…no disrespect to those brands, they’re good at what they do. I’d say we’re definitely more progressive and dialed in on the fashion side of things.M: There’s definitely an active influence in fashion. Do you see this being more than just a passing trend, particularly at the high fashion level?MD: Good question…hard to say. I do believe that we’ve been making clothes the same way since basically the invention of the sewing machine! And it’s a natural progression that the materials and manufacturing of clothing will eventually evolve and move forward. In that respect technical and performance attributes are only going to become more prevalent.M: We’re digging the new website. What do you want it to convey? MD: Everything we stand for and represent!M: Tell me about your newest ambassadors and just how do you get to become an Isaora ambassador?MD: They are people we respect who we feel represent the brand. They are our friends and peers who live the lifestyle that defines Isaora. We’d love to hear from anyone who fits that description!M: Finally, what can we expect from Isaora in the spring and the must-have pieces for Spring 2014?MD: For Spring 14 we were interested in street/sport archetypes and designed the collection around certain enduring iconic pieces—the bomber jacket, the sweatpants, the jean jacket, for example. We set about re-imagining these pieces through the Isaora filter, incorporating advanced materials and construction throughout the line. Editors’ Recommendations 1. Isaora 2. Isaora 3. Isaora x Meyerhoffer 4. Isaora 5. Isaora x Quiksilver 6. Isaora 7. Isaora 8. Isaora Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens