About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Anderlecht assistant manager Davies defends Kompany over sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnderlecht assistant manager Simon Davies has defended the work of player-boss Vincent Kompany.There’s talk the former Manchester City pair could be sacked if they lose in the Cup tonight against Beerschot.Davies said, “Vinnie works very hard for the club to bring us back to where Anderlecht should be. “We will reverse this and get results quickly.”The injuries, the many young players and the new system cost us a lot of time. It is a process that requires a lot of time and effort. Together with my staff we continue to focus on the process. But talking about it is easy, of course, we have to show it on the field.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp admits Liverpool unlikely to break Man City recordby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp thinks it is unlikely Liverpool will break Manchester City’s record for most consecutive Premier League wins.The Reds made 16 with the win over Sheffield United on Saturday, two shy of City’s record of 18.Asked about the possibility of winning 18 straight games, he said: “(There are) interesting games coming up. It doesn’t sound too likely. But we will try and first and foremost Salzburg and then Leicester.”Then it is the international break and hopefully everybody comes back healthy. That is most important.Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will play against each other in Singapore, very interesting game obviously, it’s not qualification for anything. So hopefully everyone comes back healthy and then we try to prepare for Man United.”He added: “I try to understand how other people think about things but from the way I think about things I’m not interested in the number to be honest. It’s just a number.”So, you only can create a streak like this if you’re always in the next job. The next job is Salzburg which is a different competition and then Leicester City and that will be difficult.”
AMES, IA – JANUARY 7: A Nike logo is visible on a basketball before the match-up between the Iowa State Cyclones and the Baylor Bears on January 7, 2014 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)It’s a good time to be a college basketball fan in Iowa. The Iowa Hawkeyes are No. 3 in the AP Poll and No. 4 in the Coaches’ Poll, and Iowa State may be back on the rise after a big home win on Monday night against Kansas. After the game, governor Terry Branstad made his way to the Cyclones locker room. There, he was convinced to hit “the dab,” which is still a dance that people are doing.I’m a bit disappointed that they didn’t get him to “run off on da plug twice,” but its probably for the best.
Former Texas basketball star Kevin Durant is back on campus to help cheer on the Longhorns against UTEP Saturday night.NBA superstar Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors his past summer, was once a college basketball star in Texas. In Durant’s one year in Austin, he averaged a ridiculous 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest. Saturday night, he’s back on campus.Texas dropped video of Durant tossing a pigskin ahead of the team’s contest against UTEP. It looks like he has a pretty good arm.Does @KDTrey5 have any eligibility left? Welcome back to the 40 Acres! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/VhPHya1qGx— Texas Football (@Longhorn_FB) September 10, 2016We’ll see if Texas can do Durant proud. The Longhorns scored a huge win over Notre Dame last week.
Australia will take on Brazil in their second group match at the Women’s World Cup on June 14 (2am AEST) with the action taking place in Montpellier at the Stade de la Mosson.The Matildas began their tournament with a shock 2-1 loss to Italy and must bounce back quickly to avoid an early exit from France.Brazil meanwhile made light work of Jamaica in their opening game as they claimed a 3-0 win with Cristiane becoming the oldest person to score a World Cup hat-trick. 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? While now facing a battle to make the knockout stages, Australia have a good recent record against the Brazilians and could get their campaign back on track on Friday morning. Game Australia vs Brazil Date Friday, June 14 Time 2:00 am AEST Stream (AUS only) Optus Sport TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch Every Matildas match at the Women’s World Cup, including Australia’s match against Italy, is available live and free on SBS. For those looking to stream the match, Optus Sport will also be showing every match of the tournament. The platform requires a monthly subscription of $14.99 for non-Optus customers. AUS TV channel Online stream SBS Optus Sport Squads & Team News Position Australia squad Goalkeepers Williams, Arnold, Micah Defenders Simon, Polkinghorne, Roestbakken, Catley, Kennedy, Carpenter, Allen Midfielders Luik, Logarzo, Kellond-Knight, Van Egmond, Yallop, Gorry, Harrison Forwards Foord, Kerr, Fowler, Raso, Gielnik, De Vanna Possible Matildas XI: Williams, Carpenter, Polkinghorne, Kennedy, Catley, Kellond-Knight, Yallop, Logarzo, Raso, Foord, Kerr. Position Brazil squad Goalkeepers Barbara, Villares, Izidoro Defenders Poliana, Limeira, Tayla, Tamires, Santos, Katheleen, Martins, Monica Midfielders Thaisa, Formiga, Andressinha, Luana Forwards Alves, Debinha, Marta, Cristiane, Beatriz, Ludmila, Raquel, Geyse Betting & Match Odds Despite losing their opening match, Australia are favourites to win this match, going at odds of $2.10.Brazil meanwhile are valued at $3 with the draw going at $3.40. All odds courtesy of sportsbet and correct at time of publishing. Match Preview Italy broke Australian hearts on Sunday with a 95th-minute winner providing the ultimate wake-up call for Ante Milicic’s side. The Matildas were strong favourites to beat a side ranked nine places below them, but struggled throughout and put in a particularly shaky second-half performance. The 2-1 loss leaves Australia in desperate need of a positive result against Brazil, who proved far too strong for Jamaica in their opening match.Brazil arrived in France on the back of nine straight losses but never looked at risk of tripping up against their lowly-ranked opponents.Though Australia find themselves fighting an uphill battle to make the knockout stages, they will take solace in their strong recent record against Brazil.In their last clash, the Matildas beat the South Americans 3-1 and they have now won their past four meetings.Australia also proved Brazil’s undoing at the 2015 World Cup as they claimed a 1-0 win in their last 16 encounter. While that history may give the Matildas a mental edge, their recent form leaves plenty to be desired with the side losing their past three games and conceding 10 goals during that span.With World Cup progress on the line, Australia will be hoping to find form at the right time, but if not, expect Brazil to happily send them packing.
Juventus forward Douglas Costa has hinted at a future move to the Premier League, with Manchester United currently being linked with an approach for the Brazilian.Questions have been asked of the 28-year-old’s future in Turin amid a lack of regular game time and another change in the dugout.Under Massimiliano Allegri in 2018-19, Costa was given just 10 Serie A starts as the Bianconeri swept to an eighth successive title triumph. 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? A new man has now arrived at the helm, with Maurizio Sarri having inherited the coaching reins.Costa could come back into favour under a new boss, but continues to spark exit talk with the summer transfer window open.Old Trafford has been mooted as a potential landing spot and a switch to England does hold some appeal to a proven South American star.He told the Express when quizzed on whether he could see himself in the Premier League: “Maybe one day.“But I don’t think I will leave now.”Costa is currently tied to a long-term contract with Juve and has no intention of breaking that agreement in 2019.He added: “I have three more years at Juventus.“Right now I do not have any option to get out of Juventus. We have a new coach and I look forward to working with him.”Sarri has suggested that he will find a role for Costa within his plans.The former Napoli and Chelsea boss is currently in the process of assessing those at his disposal, but believes there will be regular minutes for those considered to boast match-winning talent.Sarri told reporters at his official unveiling: “When you have a player with the qualities of Paulo [Dybala] or Cristiano [Ronaldo], they can play in any role.“What can change is only the interpretation of the role.“I’ll probably talk to two or three players before the start of the season to share ideas, compare and understand the way they think and their characteristics.“You have to start with the talented players who can make the difference like Cristiano, Paulo and Douglas, and build around them.”
Rafael Benitez has revealed he has already had more meetings with club officials in one week with Dalian Yifang than he did during three years at Newcastle United.Benitez left the Magpies at the end of June when his contract expired and took the surprise decision to continue his coaching career in the Chinese Super League.After just seven days in the new job, Benitez already feels more valued behind the scenes as he is in regular dialogue with Dalian’s hierarchy – something that was not the case with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley. 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 “Since the moment of our arrival we have really been touched by the kindness and respect that we have been shown,” the Spaniard wrote in a blog post on his personal website.”As we all know from experience, in football, just as in everyday life, when people show you respect and affection and do everything they can to make things easier for you, life is much happier, even when you face difficult moments. “I must say that I have had more meetings with the chairman, the president and the general manager this week than I had in three years at Newcastle. “They haven’t just been work meetings, rather signs of respect in which we have been able to appreciate the differences and similarities in our cultures.”Benitez got his reign off to a positive start on the field with a 3-1 win over Henan Jianye on Sunday.The former Liverpool, Inter and Real Madrid boss revealed he is enjoying the challenge that comes with coaching in another country.”We’ve hardly been in China for a week and I have seen and experienced so much for the first time, it could easily have already been a month,” he continued.”My coaching team and I have visited so many countries in the past and we’ve worked for years in Spain, Italy and England. But this experience is like no other. “Before leading a training session or managing a match I have found some challenges that I haven’t experienced in the other countries where I have worked or visited.”Most of the players and the people around you don’t understand anything you say and vice versa, so you need a translator by your side at all times, even to transmit the smallest correction in training.”
Victor Mollejo has set himself the target of becoming a regular for Atletico Madrid after breaking into the first team last season.The 18-year-old winger featured four times for Atletico in the second half of 2018-19, although each of those appearances came from the substitutes’ bench.Big things are expected of the academy product, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play for the Spanish side when used by Diego Simeone in a friendly win over Leganes in August 2017 at the age of 16. 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? And Mollejo, part of Spain’s European Under-19 Championship squad, expects more first-team chances to come his way this coming season in what is shaping up to be a new era for Atletico.”I think in the end the opportunities will come,” he told Marca. “In some clubs it is more complicated but I think the opportunity will end up coming. “My dream is to be at Atletico all my life. It’s true that I have already made my debut but I want to be part of the first team so I have to work and take advantage of those opportunities that I have. The dream of most of us here is to play in Spain and succeed here.”I have not talked to [Simeone] yet. The club has wished me good luck for the European Championship and we’ll talk about it later, I suppose.”Atletico will have a different look to them in 2019-20 following star forward Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona, while Lucas Hernandez, Rodri and Diego Godin have also departed the Wanda Metropolitano.But Mollejo believes last season’s runners-up in La Liga will be even stronger this time around after adding Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Hector Herrera, Renan Lodi and Ivan Saponjic to their squad, alongside €126 million (£113m/$142m) teenager Joao Felix.”The club is growing. You are seeing that with the signings,” he added.”It is a source of pride for all the fans. Atletico are making great signings and they will contribute a lot to the club.”
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State announced on Sunday night that its investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ program regarding the handling of domestic violence accusations against Zach Smith would be completed within two weeks.So, there is still a lot of time to go until we likely learn anything definitive regarding what exactly happened and what is to come for Meyer’s future in Columbus.However, interesting details regarding the investigation are starting to leak out.USA TODAY is reporting that Smith, who was fired by Ohio State in July, has not yet been contacted.From the report:Investigators the Ohio State Board of Trustees leading the inquiry into Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations made against Zach Smith have yet to reach out to the since-fired assistant coach, Smith’s attorney told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.The same investigators, however, have had “very preliminary communications” with Powell, Ohio, police officials, a city spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports.ESPN reported on Wednesday night that Powell Police, by law, was not releasing sealed documents regarding the allegations against Smith since he was never arrested.Stay tuned for more updates.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)An Urban Meyer decision at Ohio State is coming soon. The school announced this afternoon that its Board of Trustees is meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the findings of the investigation and what to do moving forward. An official announcement on Meyer’s status is expected to come on Wednesday or Thursday.Ohio State released the following statement:The investigative team will verbally share its findings to the board today in an informational briefing. The board will not deliberate or discuss any public business or make any decisions today based on the information presented during the session. Today’s briefing is to ensure that board members are adequately prepared to discuss this matter at Wednesday’s meeting.The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the “recommended punishment” for Meyer will probably be a suspension. It’s possible that the punishment could include “time served.”“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reports.Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. He’s missed the entirety of fall camp so far. If he were to be re-instated with no further punishment this Wednesday, it would mean he would’ve served a three-week paid suspension.If Meyer were to get suspended for a longer period of time, it would likely include a game or two. Here’s what Ohio State’s early season schedule looks like:Sept. 1 vs. Oregon StateSept. 8 vs. RutgersSept. 15 at TCUSept. 22 vs. TulaneIt’s difficult to imagine Meyer receiving more than a four-game suspension. If true, this would mean he’d return, at the latest, by the massive Sept. 29 game at Penn State.
BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season kicked off on Thursday night with a major upset. Wake Forest traveled to North Carolina to take on the NC State Wolfpack in an All-ACC affair.The Demon Deacons used a late touchdown to take a 27-23 lead and the intercepted a pass from Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley to ice the game. It was just the second loss of the season for No. 14 NC State.That games serves as a nice appetizer for the upcoming Saturday slate of games. Before those games kick off, ESPN’s panel of experts revealed their picks for the weekend’s biggest games.Among the picks were two major upset picks.Edward Aschoff and David Hale both predict Colorado will take down No. 8 Washington State on Saturday afternoon.The Cougars enter this game with just one loss on the season – a field goal loss at USC. Can the Buffaloes end their four-game skid and finally get back in the win column?Washington State and Colorado kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly looks on during the game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s football program has one of its biggest games of the season on Saturday, as the Fighting Irish are set to take on Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.Brian Kelly’s program has received some major recruiting news in anticipation of that contest.This week, Notre Dame received a major commitment that propelled the program up the recruiting rankings.Marist Liufau, a linebacker out of Hawaii, committed to the Fighting Irish.The commitment put Notre Dame ahead of Ohio State in the team recruiting rankings.From 247Sports:Notre Dame added a commitment from one of Hawaii’s top prospects earlier today in Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou high school three-star linebacker Marist Liufau. The 6-3, 210-pounder pledged to the Fighting Irish shortly after his Notre Dame official visit, which was also the weekend he landed the offer. His offer list also included USC, Arizona, Boise State, Utah, Hawaii, Oregon, San Diego State, Utah State and Washington State.Liufau becomes commitment No. 20 for Notre Dame from the class of 2019. His pledge also boosts the Fighting Irish up one spot according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings. Notre Dame is now the No. 12 class nationally after moving ahead of Ohio State following Liufau’s public announcement.You can view Notre Dame’s full class here.The Fighting Irish and the Orange, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Senior Bowl will feature several intriguing prospects later this month, but Chase Winovich will not be one of those upperclassmen on the field.Although the Michigan star was scheduled to participate in the game, he’ll now have to sit out due to an ankle injury.He finished his career in Ann Arbor with 18.5 sacks, 166 tackles and three forced fumbles. His presence on the field and in the locker room made him one of the vocal leaders for the Wolverines.The senior pass-rusher played through severe pain in the Peach Bowl, as he tried to end his collegiate career on a positive note.Winovich is already considered one of the better prospects at defensive end, and some draft projections have him ranked even higher when listed as an outside linebacker.Unfortunately his absence does give him one less opportunity to shine in front of NFL scouts and executives.From the Detroit Free Press:Former Michigan football star defensive end Chase Winovich won’t play in the Senior Bowl next week due to an ankle injury.Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy confirmed the news to the Free Press on Thursday. Winovich had initially accepted an invitation to participate in the annual pre-NFL Draft showcase but pulled out this week due to the injury.It obviously isn’t ideal that he’ll have to miss the Senior Bowl, but it’s more important that Winovich is healthy enough to attend the NFL Combine. The star defender could really boost his draft stock with impressive performances in the physical drills.The Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 26 at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.[Detroit Free Press]
Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneDecember 28, 2018UPDATED: December 28, 2018 11:19 IST Jasprit Bumrah now has 45 wickets in 9 Test matches in his career so far. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah 6/33 is the beat bowling figure for an Indian at the MCGBumrah is the first Asian bowler to take a 5-fer in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar yearMichael Clarke said Bumrah is his favourite bowler in international cricket right nowJasprit Bumrah registered his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket and a 6-wicket haul overall in the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday to leave the home team stunned with his quality. Nathan Lyon was Bumrah’s fifth victim and was dismissed on a duck with a brilliant delivery coming in to the pads. Apart from Lyon, Bumrah picked the wickets of Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Tim Paine.With Bumrah leading the line, he inflicted the last wicket of Josh Hazlewood with another bowled and Australia were bundled out for just 151 runs. They played 66.5 overs in reply to India’s first innings total of 443/7 declared.Bumrah is the first Asian bowler to take a 5-fer in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year. Three major overseas tours for India this year and Bumrah has proven his worth in all the three places.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test Day 3: Live Cricket ScoreBumrah’s 6/33 is also the best bowling figures for an Indian at the MCG.Earlier in the day, Bumrah broke a 39-year-old Indian record with the wicket of Shaun Marsh by taking 41 wickets (then) in his debut year in Test cricket. He surpassed Dileep Doshi’s record of 40 wickets in his debut year in Tests in 1979.Venkatesh Prasad is on third behind Doshi with 37 in 1996. Narendra Hirwani with 36 wickets in 1988 and Sreesanth with 35 in 2006 complete the top five.Out of his six wickets, Bumrah had two lbws, two bowled and two catch-outs. It was an absolutely brilliant piece of bowling from Bumrah. He was expected to the x-factor for India in Australia and he has delivered.advertisementHere is how Bumrah took his six wickets:MARCUS HARRIS: Bumrah used the short ball to good effect against Harris but it was a callous short from the Australian opener that brought about his dismissal. Ishant Sharma was placed at fine leg for the exact shot that Harris played and it ended up to be an easy catch.SHAUN MARSH: This wicket came right at the stroke of lunch. Final ball before lunch and Marsh was only looking to defend and go into the break but Bumrah had another idea. He bowled a peach of a delivery to catch Marsh leg before wicket (lbw) – a slower ball drifting inside and it hit the pads.TRAVIS HEAD: It was a near-perfect yorker that got Head for Bumrah. Bumrah bowled an extremely pacy delivery which was drifting in just slightly and Head just could not pick up that pace. The ball ended up cleaning up the stumps. Michael Clarke on the commentary was in awe of the delivery and said, “He’s [Head] done in for pace. He’s done for swing. Bumrah you are a genius.”An awesome display of fast bowling from Jasprit Bumrah!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/RcJAuIAPQhcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 28, 2018TIM PAINE: Bumrah bowled a short of a length and it was drifting away slightly. Paine had a go at it even though he could have left it and Rishabh Pant behind the wickets took a solid low catch.NATHAN LYON: It was always going to be extremely tough for Lyon to survive on this pitch against this bowling attack and Bumrah proved it. An inswinging yorker but pace behind it, Lyon wanted to flick it – he missed it and it crashed straight into his pads.JOSH HAZLEWOOD: Hazlewood was beaten for pace there. A full-length delivery angling back into the left-hander chasing him literally. Hazlewood tried the flick and it instead hit his pads and into the stumps.During the post-lunch show on Sony Sports, Clarke had even said, “He [Bumrah] is my favourite bowler in international cricket right now.””He will run through a brick wall for this Indian team, bowl as many overs as Virat Kohli wants. He will bowl from whatever end Virat Kohli wants, he will bowl with the new ball, old ball. He doesn’t care, he wants to help India have success.”The way he bowls with his attitude, he will find a way to take wickets all around the world. Watch this space, in the next 12 months, he will be the No.1 bowler in all three formats in the world.”Also Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso Read | Viv Richards: Love Kohli’s aggression. Can you imagine us playing in the same team?Also 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 Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Boxing Day Test India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah does what Waqar, Wasim and Vaas could not doIndia vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up the Australian tail with wickets of Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.advertisement
Associated Press DurbanJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 00:24 IST Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 to help South Africa level series (Photo tweeted by @OfficialCSA)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second ODI in DurbanRassie van der Dussen (80 not out) and Andile Phehlukwayo (69 not out) help South Africa winThe five-match ODI series is currently locked at 1-1South Africa beat Pakistan in the second one day international in Durban to level the five-match series on Tuesday. Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide South Africa to a series-levelling 5-wicket victory at Kingsmead.Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out in their match-winning 127-run partnership for the sixth wicket.Earlier, Hasan Ali’s quickfire 59 off 45 balls helped Pakistan post 203 all out after South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl.Pakistan made two changes for the second game in Durban, bringing back fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and giving all-rounder Hussain Talat a place in the lineup.South Africa made two switches in their bowling attack with seamer Dane Paterson and leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi brought in.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 Rassie van der Dussen 2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs Pakistan2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out to help South Africa register a 5-wicket win over Pakistan in the second ODI in Durban.advertisement
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India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 19:07 IST The new poster of film PM Narendra Modi is outVivek Oberoi is now waiting for his upcoming film PM Narendra Modi to release on May 24, a day after Lok Sabha poll results. Four days before the biopic on India’s prime minister hits the theatres, Vivek has shared a new poster on Twitter.On April 11, the Election Commission stalled the PM Narendra Modi biopic, citing model code of conduct. After a long fight, the makers of PM Narendra Modi biopic finally got a release date: May 24.Now, as the film is all set to hit the screens, Vivek took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film. “Aa rahe hain dobara PM Narendra Modi, Ab koi nahi rok sakta,” Vivek tweeted alongside the new poster…. #PMNarendraModi #DekhengeModiBiopic#PMNarendraModiOn24thMay@vivekoberoi @OmungKumar @sandip_Ssingh @sureshoberoi @ModiTheFilm2019 @anandpandit63 @LegendStudios @AcharyaManish7 @tseries pic.twitter.com/rZ4Q0pqo7vVivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 20, 2019Not only this, the caption on Vivek’s Twitter post read, “Bharat mein har kaam ki shuruwat, shankh baja kar ki jaati hai.” In the poster, the actor can be seen blowing a conch.Going by his post, Vivek Oberoi, who will be seen essaying the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the biopic, seems confident about who will win the 2019 elections.During the launch of the new poster with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, the PM Narendra Modi actor said that he is very happy with the exit polls of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. He also said that there was no fear about the fact that the BJP will have less number of seats, as calculated by many.advertisement”Jab hum ground pe bhi is film ko shoot kar rahe thay, toh jo logon ka Modi ji ke prati pyaar hai, akarshan hai, wo nazar aa raha tha,” the actor said about his upcoming PM Narendra Modi biopic.Recalling an incident, Vivek Oberoi said, “Main Gandhinagar mein shooting kar raha tha. To jab mai Modi ji ki look pehen kar Mahatama Gandhi mandir mein aaya, logon ko laga asli Modi ji hain, to wo chillane lag gaye ‘Modi Modi’ (I remember I was shooting at Mahatma Gandhi Mandir in Gandhinagar, sporting the Modi look and people thought that I was the real Modi. They started shouting ‘Modi, Modi).”PM Narendra Modi biopic, which hits the screens on May 24, will clash with India’s Most Wanted which stars Arjun Kapoor in the leading role. When Arjun was asked whether the biopic will affect India’s Most Wanted’s box office business, he told IndiaToday.in that people first read reviews and then watch a film.”The films which release at the box office – be it English, Hindi or regional – they all tend to work because now, our audience is pretty intelligent, calm and sorted. Nobody runs to theatres on a Friday morning. You read reviews and speak to people. Then you watch the film,” the India’s Most Wanted actor told us.ALSO READ | Vivek Oberoi digs up Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai affair to talk Exit Poll result. Internet rips him apartALSO READ | Arjun Kapoor on India’s Most Wanted vs PM Narendra Modi biopic: Clash jaisa kuch nahi hotaALSO WATCH | It is my Army, it is Modi’s Army: Vivek Oberoi ahead of Modi biopic releaseGet 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 Vivek OberoiFollow PM ModiFollow Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Ab koi rok nahi sakta: Vivek Oberoi blows the conch in new PM Narendra Modi biopic posterVivek Oberoi took to Twitter to share the new poster of his upcoming film PM Narendra Modi. The biopic will clash with India’s Most Wanted at the box office on May 24.advertisement
Manchester United to sign defender Harry Maguire in world record transfer deal: ReportsShould the deal be finalized, Maguire, 26, will become the most expensive defender in the world, surpassing the 75 million pounds Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk last year.advertisement Associated Press LondonAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 23:15 IST Leicester City’s Harry Maguire (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United is set to sign Harry Maguire in world transfer record dealMan united is to pay 80 million pounds for the defender: SourcesLast year, Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk in record dealManchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the transfer for the 26-year-old Maguire is yet to be finalized.United has been pursuing the center back for more than a year since his standout performances at the 2018 World Cup for England and finally agreed to Leicester’s asking price with just a week remaining in this summer transfer window ahead of the Premier League season opening.The fee eclipses the deals for Matthijs de Ligt to leave Ajax for Juventus last month for 75 million euros (then $85 million), and for Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool from Southampton for up to 75 million pounds in January 2018.Leicester’s hand in the negotiations with United was strengthened by Maguire signing a new five-year contract last September. Leicester will be receiving 80 million pounds two years after paying around a fifth of that fee to sign Maguire from Hull.As it stands Maguire will be the seventh central defender at United going into the season, alongside Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, and Axel Tuanzebe.United opens its campaign against Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 11. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is trying to return to the Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season.Also 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 Manchester United Next
Next Press Trust of India ChandigarhSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 18:55 IST Former Indian captain Kapil Dev (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSports University of Haryana will be the third sports university established by a state governmentThe university will conduct academic and training programmes in physical educationThe State Cabinet had recently approved the proposalCricket legend Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district.”Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat,” Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said in a tweet on Saturday.Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonepat ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) September 14, 2019The Sports University of Haryana will be the third sports university established by a state government in the country after Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Chennai).Vij had earlier announced that the Sports School, Rai (Sonipat), will be upgraded to a Sports University.The State Cabinet had recently approved the proposal.Vij had said that the university will conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences, including sports technology and sports medicine.Courses will include training for sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports journalism and sports marketing.Also Read | Team India forced to train indoors ahead of 1st T20I against South AfricaAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Kapil DevFollow Anil Vij Kapil Dev appointed Chancellor of Haryana Sports UniversityKapil Dev, who was India’s first World Cup-winning captain, has been appointed first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University.advertisement
1. Mercedes G63 2. Mercedes G63 3. Mercedes G63 I recently had the opportunity to drive all of the Mercedes-Benz AMG models out on Willow Springs racetrack outside LA. I don’t mean a few of the AMGs – I mean all of them. You name it: CLA45 AMG, C63 AMG 507 Edition, SLS AMG Black, and the hulking monster itself, the G63 AMG.Of all the wondrous fun I had – especially with the SLS AMG GT – I had perhaps the most fun with the G63. Right now you’re probably thinking I’m mad. But I’m not. Let me explain.When we had downtime between laps on the track with the SLS AMG Black, I snagged the keys to a G Wagon and headed out into the desert.The G63 is powered by a twin-turbo charged 5.5-liter V8 that produces 536 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Although this is an old truck by any one’s measure, it’s a riot. The thing looks like an assault vehicle, drives like a nuclear-powered tractor, and sounds like an SLS.The exterior and ride quality are classic off-roader. The interior is on-par with the 2014 E-Class with soft leather and a fit and finish that would make Rolls-Royce squirm.On the road, the thing is an absolute beast. While it corners about as well as a block of melting cheese, it goes like absolute hell and makes enough noise to permanently damage any children you fly by at full throttle. This is even more impressive when you realize how unapologetically boxy the damn thing is. It’s literally as aerodynamic as a rock. Being able to accelerate like it does is no small feat, as it fights against Mother Nature on all fronts.The luxury and on-road acceleration are impressive by any standard. It’s the off-road capability of the $138,000 luxury truck that has me up the wall.You can show up at the world premier of any high-budget Hollywood film in the G63 and no one would bat an eye. You could drag race muscle cars all day long and likely win. You can also go off-road with the best of them, too.After ripping and roaring down the lonely California highways for a while, I decided to get daring and turned off the road and headed into the hills outside Willow Springs. I paused, popped the thing into low-range, and, for the hell of it, locked up all three locking differentials. I was off.Rolling on low profile tires ascending hills even a Toyota FJ Cruiser would find a challenge all the while bathed in the pinnacle of German luxury made me giggle. Rocks, ruts, you name it; nothing got in the way of the G63.I paused at the top of the hill snapped the photos you see above and waited to watch the sunset.Delightfully, to my surprise, all the brush around me was sage. So as I drove over, crushed, or set the plants alight with the low-hanging exhaust pipes, they gave off the most sensuous smells.It was an incredible moment. That was, until I realized there was nowhere to turn around and I had to either go forward into the unknown or back down the 35-degree rocky incline. That, my friends, is a story for another day. Editors’ Recommendations How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas Meet Phylloxera, One of Wine’s Most Dangerous Pests