About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock refuses to turn on players for Watford defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock refused to blame his players for defeat to Watford.This despite a dispiriting performance that saw them trail 3-0 after 68 minutes only for a late comeback to bring respectability to the scoreline.He said: “They never gave up, it was disappointing as we wanted to frustrate them and have a go in the last half hour, but we were about 3-0 down by then.”Again individual errors led to goals and while you get away with them in the Championship, you don’t in the Premier League. “So all credit to the boys.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Fred missed Man Utd tour to Dubaiby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United star Fred missed out on the club’s trip to Dubai because his partner is due to give birth.He is in Manchester with his partner Monique Salum, with the couple expecting their first child together, per the Metro.Fred was unimpressive in United’s 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup.It is doubtful he will be involved against Tottenham, as he is missing out on many of the preparations for the game. But he may be on the bench, depending on who else is available.Fred has struggled to get a regular first team place since his arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus monitoring Gabriel Jesus Man City situationby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are monitoring Gabriel Jesus’ situation at Manchester City.The Brazil striker has admitted frustration this season over his status at City and where he sits in manager Pep Guardiola’s plans.Tuttosport says Juve football chief Fabio Paratici is well aware of the situation and interested in tempting Gabriel to Turin.While no January move is planned, Paratici has Gabriel on his shopping list for next summer.Juve are in the market for a long-term striker signing and along with Gabriel are also eyeing Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, currently on-loan with PSG.
COLUMBIA, MO – OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)A major college football assistant coach has been arrested.Missouri assistant defensive coach Vernon Hargreaves, whose son plays in the NFL, was arrested on Saturday night.ABC 17 first reported the news.The details surrounding the arrest are sparse at this point:According to online records, MUPD arrested the 56-year-old, and he was released after posting $1,000 bond.“We are aware of Vernon’s situation and are in the process of gathering additional information,” a Mizzou spokesman said. “Once we have completed that process, we will be able to offer additional comment.”***We have reached out to MUPD for more information on his arrest, but we have not heard back. We will continue to update this story as we get more information.Missouri is set to play Oklahoma State in the Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
MaxPrepsThe top wideout in the 2020 recruiting class is nearing his final decision. Five-star recruit Julian Fleming will pick his college choice at the end of this month.247Sports lists Fleming as the No. 1 wide receiver in his class and the No. 6 recruit overall. Any team that is fortunate enough to add him should see an impact from him on the field immediately.Current scouting reports on Fleming have him on pace to become an eventual first-round pick in the NFL. However, he’ll have to dominate the collegiate level before he gets to that point.Fleming announced on Twitter that his decision will occur on May 31. His college list is down to five programs: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Penn State.Check it out:May 31… pic.twitter.com/wOnPtFALcL— 🃏0J4🃏 (@julian_040) May 10, 2019According to 247Sports’ predictions, the Nittany Lions have the best odds to land Fleming. This makes sense since the five-star wideout is from Catawissa, Pennsylvania.Behind Penn State is another Big Ten school in Ohio State. Head coach Ryan Day would quickly establish himself as a strong recruiter by receiving Fleming’s commitment.Clemson has the third-best odds and would land its fifth five-star recruit, if Fleming decided to join the defending champions.We’ll keep you updated on Fleming’s commitment later this month.
BOULDER, CO – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the field as the California Golden Bears offense takes on the Colorado Buffaloes defense at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)It has been a while since Nebraska and Colorado were yearly rivals on the football field, but the two programs are still doing battle on the recruiting trail.The Buffaloes topped Nebraska in a non-conference game last fall, but are still struggling to hold off the Cornhuskers from recruiting their local prospects. New CU head coach Mel Tucker admitted the perception of his program isn’t where he wants it to be in a recent interview with The Denver Post.In doing so, Tucker also took a jab at Nebraska, wondering why some recruits hold the Huskers in higher regard considering their recent history.“There are in-state kids here who don’t care a thing about CU, so it’s a sell job,” Tucker told The Denver Post. “It’s like, you’ve got to win games before they’ll even consider you. I’ve been through that before, that’s just how it is. There are kids right now that you (ask), ‘Well, who are your top guys?’ And they’ll say, ‘Nebraska.’“And you look and say, ‘Well, what has Nebraska done?’ But in their mind, that’s like way, way better than CU.”Tucker will draw the ire of some Nebraska fans with these remarks, but the most recent numbers seem to back him up. In the last four years, the Huskers are 23-27 and 1-1 in bowl games. The Buffaloes are 24-27 and 0-1 in the postseason, but did win 10 games and finish in the top 20 in 2016.Still, Nebraska’s overall tradition and prestige dwarfs Colorado’s. Additionally, from 2006-15, the Buffaloes didn’t have a winning season, while Nebraska won nine or more games eight times.Beating the Huskers on the field last fall should help, but Tucker and Colorado have a ways to go to overtake Nebraska perception-wise.Of course, a win in Lincoln this season wouldn’t hurt.
I was scared after reaching 90s, says Rishabh Pant after record 159* in SydneyIndia vs Australia 4th Test: Rishabh Pant broke numerous records during his swashbuckling hundred in the ongoing Sydney Test against Australia on Friday.advertisement Rohan Sen SydneyJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 13:41 IST Rishabh Pant scored his second Test hundred in the ongoing match against Australia in Sydney (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPant’s score was the second highest by a wicketkeeper in AustraliaNo Indian wicketkeeper had scored a hundred in Australia before PantPant is also the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 in Test cricketIndia’s newest sensation Rishabh Pant once again gave the world a glimpse of the immense talent that he possess as he scored his second hundred in Test cricket in the ongoing match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.Pant remained unbeaten on 159 as India declared its first innings after posting 622 for 7 on the board. The hosts came out to bat for 10 overs late in the final session on Day 2 and scored 24 runs before the stumps were drawn for the day. Australia trail India by 598 runs with Marcus Harris (19*) and Usman Khawaja (5*) at the crease.Pant’s score was the second highest by a wicketkeeper in Australia and the highest by an Indian stumper to slam a hundred Down Under.Talking about his knock the left-handed Delhi batsman said that he was really nervous after entering the 90s and was relieved to cross the three-figure mark eventually.”I was a little nervous because when we were playing in India against the West Indies, in the last two innings I got out on 92 both times. I was scared slightly but I got through that phase early.”I loved my celebration I didn’t think that I’ll do something like that, whatever expression came out of me I just did that,” Pant said at the press conference after the day’s play.A moment to remember for Rishabh Pant!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/J8uK3gQPJhcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019Pant’s resilience meant he joined Budhi Kunderan (192), Nayan Mongia (152) and MS Dhoni (224) as only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 in Test cricket. Incidentally, three of those four innings (Mongia, Dhoni and Pant) have come against Australia. Budhi Kunderan’s 192 came against England.advertisementThis was his second hundred in Test cricket after the brilliant 114 he had scored in the fifth Test against England at The Oval last year.He had missed on a couple of hundreds in the first and second Test against the West Indies immediately after the knock in England as he got on 92 in both the matches.Talking about his latest century, Pant said batting with recognised batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja helped his case as he could take his time and play out more deliveries to get settled.Pant added 89 runs for the sixth-wicket with Pujara before stitching a record 204-run stand with Jadeja for the seventh wicket. He had the chance to break AB de Villiers’ record of the highest score by a wicketkeeper in Australia but fell short as Virat Kohli decided to declare after Jadeja’s wicket.Pujara top-scored for the Indians with 193 runs while Jadeja made 81 as the tourists made the Aussie bowlers toil hard for nearly two days in hot conditions in Sydney.An unconventional shot of the day from Rishabh Pant!#AUSvIND | @MastercardAU pic.twitter.com/HOqsjHtgKIcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019″Every hundred which I score at the international level will be special for me because I have just started my career. I don’t think about hundreds, I just think about what the team needs from me.”I don’t think anything changed for me (technique wise) main thing was that I was playing with a proper batsman this time. Most of the times when I got the start I was playing with the tail. When I’m batting with the tail I have to think differently because most of the time I have to score runs.”When you’re batting with a proper batsman it’s different. As a wicketkeeper we just look forward to be positive because it’s not a one-ball game,” Pant added.Also Read | Pujara 193, Pant 159* leave Australia gasping in SydneyAlso Read | Tim Paine speaking: Australian captain answers phone call intended for reporterAlso Read | Tim Paine and pacers were not on the same page, says Australia’s bowling coachAlso Read | India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 HighlightsFor 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 India vs AustraliaFollow Sydney TestFollow New Year TestFollow Rishabh Pant
MS Dhoni should have been banned for 2 matches over umpiring outburst: Virender SehwagIPL 2019: MS Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after his fierce on-field argument with the umpires during Chennai Super Kings’ last-ball victory over Rajasthan Royals. Virender Sehwag said he should have been banned for one or two matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 21:23 IST IPL 2019: MS Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee over his umpiring outburst in Jaipur. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee over his umpiring outburst in JaipurVirender Sehwag said MS Dhoni got away too lightlySehwag said MS Dhoni should have been banned for 1 or 2 matchesVirender Sehwag said MS Dhoni got away lightly after he lashed out at the umpires over a no-ball controversy during Chennai Super Kings’ thrilling last-ball win over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.MS Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after he stormed onto the pitch and got involved in a fierce argument with the match officials.Sehwag said the match referee should have banned MS Dhoni for one or two matches and set an example for other captains and players after Dhoni’s furious outburst. Sehwag was worried this incident could devalue the importance of an umpire in the middle of a match.During the last over of the match, Ben Stokes had delivered a high full toss and Ulhas Gandhe, the umpire standing at the bowler’s end signaled a no-ball for height. However, square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford felt it was a legal delivery and Gandhe had to retract his decision.The two CSK batsmen in the middle – Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner – protested immediately and asked what the confusion was about.MS Dhoni was fuming near the team dugout and he walked out to the field and asked Oxenford what went wrong. Ben Stokes and a few of the Royals players tried to calm Dhoni down but the CSK captain was furious.Virender Sehwag said he had never seen MS Dhoni so angry as an India captain and added he had become too emotional for Chennai Super Kings. Sehwag.”Had he been so angry for the Indian team, I would have been happy. Maybe he is that stage where he will retire in a year but we have never seen Dhoni getting angry FOR the the Indian team,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.advertisement”Maybe he has become too emotinal for Chennai Super Kings, I don’t think he should have gone to the ground. The two batsmen at the pitch were asking the umpires what happened with that no-ball signal.”I think MS Dhoni got away lightly. They could have banned him for one or two matches. Now if this has happened, tomorrow some other captain might also storm onto the field and question the umpires. Then what will be the importance of an umpire?”I think he got away lighly. They should have banned him for one or two matches and and the match referee should have set an example,” Sehwag said.Virender Sehwag is the second high-profile from the Indian cricket fraternity after Bishan Bedi to voice strong opinions against MS Dhoni’s behaviour at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.”If any player or captain storms onto the field like that, what’s the value of an umpire. Mistakes can happen. It’s not like MS Dhoni has never made any mistakes but no one questioned him. Umpires never went to Dhoni and asked him why he made a mistake.”Umpires can also make mistakes. They are also human. Had he stayed out of the field and spoken to the fourth umpire or communicated through a walkie-talkie, that would have been better. It would not have looked so bad. It looked so bad because he went onto the field,” Sehwag said.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s on-field outburst at umpires: Everyone is humanAlso Read | MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball rowAlso Read | Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversyFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virender SehwagFollow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Rajasthan Royals
MS Dhoni looks to finish off in style, break the English voodooAs India will aim to clinch their third World Cup trophy, it becomes all the more important that Dhoni continues his form, not just in batting but in terms of his tactical brilliance and extra-ordinary wicket-keeping skills.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 10:31 IST MS Dhoni needs to be at the top of his game with the bat and gloves if India are to win the World Cup in England (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni will be playing his fourth World Cup for Team IndiaDhoni has been in superb form with the bat and behind the stumps off lateTeam India will leave for London on May 22 from Mumbai”Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!” exclaimed Ravi Shastri on commentary as MS Dhoni led India to a win in the final of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with a humongous six off Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara.Eight years later, roles have changed. Dhoni is no longer the captain of the team. Shastri is now the head coach of the squad led by Virat Kohli. And more importantly, Dhoni himself doesn’t enjoy the role of the finisher as much as he did in his prime. Failures have come thick and fast in the last two seasons and even Dhoni hasn’t escaped the public scrutiny.In fact, Dhoni had a horrid time the last time he played for India in England. In the three-match ODI series played last year, Dhoni was completely out of form and lacked that finesse and tenacity which one associates with the wicketkeeper-batsman. His strike rate was so slow that he was even booed at Lord’s when India were chasing 323. Dhoni managed to score only 79 runs from 125 balls in two innings against England and was heavily criticised by the pundits as well.Dhoni might be ranked as one of India’s most successful captains, but after the England tour, questions were raised on his approach to batting with some even suggesting that he was detrimental to the team’s hopes at the upcoming World Cup.However, like many great cricketers, the 37-year-old didn’t answer the critics with his words but instead gave fitting replies with the bat, scoring runs in bulk thereafter. He has been in exceptional form this year: in nine ODIs, he has scored 327 runs, hitting four half-centuries, three of them in a row during the tour of Australia.advertisementHe continued his form in the recently concluded IPL as well and scored 416 runs in 5 matches he played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Additionally, his average of 83.20 ended up as the season’s best.Knowing Dhoni, fans can be rest assured that he would be roaring to make amends to his record in England and score big for India when they take the field in the World Cup beginning May 30.In the three World Cups Dhoni has played so far, he has scored 507 runs in 17 innings at an average of 42.25, his best being that of famous 91 not out which came against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 edition at the Wankhede.As India will aim to clinch their third World Cup trophy, it becomes all the more important that Dhoni continues his form, not just in batting but in terms of his tactical brilliance and extra-ordinary wicket-keeping skills.As the Indian middle-order is relatively inexperienced, Dhoni’s experience to pace the inning and score big towards the death will be like gold to Team India in the prestigious quadrennial event. In wicket-keeping, Dhoni’s lightning quick stumpings and catches would be crucial for Team India when they take on the opposition teams on high-scoring England pitches.However, there is still a question mark over where he will bat. The number four role seems a possibility, although there is plenty of competition for that role. India have tried out a lot of players, and with the inclusions of Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar and K.L. Rahul in the World Cup squad, they are no closer to arriving at a conclusion and it would only be in England when the fans will get to know where Dhoni will bat.Dhoni’s importance in the Indian cricket set-up has been time and again highlighted by many, including the likes of current skipper Virat Kohli, who thinks that no one has contributed more to Indian cricket than Dhoni. Besides all these qualities, Dhoni brings to the side the much-needed calmness which becomes of utmost importance in a cliffhanger of humdinger in the World Cup. If Dhoni can continue to remain as consistent as he has been for Team India and CSK over the last decade, then the Men in Blue would sail smoothly to victory and give a fitting farewell to Dhoni who, in all likelihood, will be playing his last World Cup.However, it will be fascinating to watch how the drama unfolds in England and if Dhoni can inspire India to their third World Cup title and finish it on a high.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Team IndiaFollow 2019 World Cup
Next Keep talking about India and Australia, we will sneak in: Colin MunroNew Zealand find themselves in the World Cup semi-finals for a record-equalling 8th time and batsman Colin Munro believes his side can go all the way while everyone else keeps talking about India and Australia as the favourites to win the trophy.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 20:12 IST For Munro, it is all about going in and giving his best for the team in whatever capacity (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand will face India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final on TuesdayMany experts didn’t give the Kiwis much of a chance to lift the trophy before the World Cup 2019 startedColin Munro believes this mentality will only help New ZealandRight from the start of the World Cup in England and Wales, talks have surrounded around how hosts England and India were favourites to lift the trophy at the Lord’s on July 14.Some also spoke about Australia rising to the challenge as the defending champions have the habit of lifting their game when it came to the showpiece event. South Africa too were discussed as the fourth team which could make the knockout stages.However, not many gave New Zealand a chance. While the 2015 runners-up have been a constant threat in limited overs cricket, they came in under the radar and Kiwi batsman Colin Munro said that was exactly what helped them sneak into the final four.As things stand, New Zealand are the fourth team in the semifinals and will play India at Manchester on Tuesday.”Everyone can keep talking about the Aussies and the Indians, we don’t really care about that, to be honest. Our job is to focus on what we can do and we know that if we can play to our potential, we can beat anybody.”The guys can keep talking about them, but we will sneak in as the third or fourth favourite and see what happens thereafter,” he told IANS before the start of the campaign and that is exactly what has happened.With just 125 runs from six games with a highest score of 58*, Munro hasn’t lived up to the expectations in the World Cup so far. But for the Kiwi player, it is all about going in and giving his best for the team in whatever capacity, be it on the field or off it.advertisement”Whatever my role is, I try and give my 100 percent as per the demands of the team. Whether it is at the top or the middle or even if I am having to help from outside. Whatever the team needs, I will do my best and take the opportunity if it comes,” he explained.Asked how he prepared during the Indian Premier League as he hadn’t really played too many games for Delhi Capitals to start with, the batsman, who can also roll his arm over if needed, said that he spent a lot of time working on his fitness and had also looked to pick the brains of head coach Ricky Ponting and mentor Sourav Ganguly.”Did a fair bit of gym work, couldn’t run as much as one would like as you don’t want to overcook yourself because then if the opportunity comes for you to play, you go into the game being 70 percent because you are tired. Staying mentally fresh is also important when you are not playing. Getting the best out of the coaches was also an area to look into,” he pointed out.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s batting is poetry in motion, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant greet MS Dhoni in a special wayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Colin MunroFollow India vs New Zealand