10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

10 months agoAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace deal

first_imgAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndros Townsend is in line for a new deal at Crystal Palace.The Sun says Townsend will be handed a contract extension to reward his stunning form.The 27-year-old has started every Premier League game this season and scored a goal-of-the-season contender with a screamer in the win at Manchester City.Townsend has two full-seasons on his current deal but Roy Hodgson, who handed him his England debut in 2013, views him as a key player for the future.The Palace winger wants his future secured as he is pushing for an England recall after missing out on the World Cup last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come good

first_imgAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come goodby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith has backed new striker Wesley to be a success at Villa Park.Wesley had a disappointing performance against Burnley last week.“His performance wasn’t great on Saturday against Burnley and he was the first to admit that to me afterwards as well when I went through his clips with him,” Smith said.“But what I’ve seen in training this week has been a reaction, he’s trained very well this week and he’ll be the first to go out there and try to prove people wrong.“It’s a tough job as a lone striker and he was up against two street-wise centre-backs in James Tarkowksi and Ben Mee, both very strong and street-wise centre-halves who can give a lot of centre forwards problems in this league.“I think that they got the upper hand on [Wesley] early on in the game and he showed his frustrations a little bit during the game, but he’ll learn from that. “He’s a young striker, still only 22 and he’ll get better and better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

USWNT star Lloyd hits 55-yard field goal

first_imgU.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd could have a job waiting for her in the NFL when her soccer playing days are done.  The USWNT midfielder stopped by Philadelphia Eagles practice on Tuesday and took her turn trying to knock down field goals for the 2018 Super Bowl Champions.  It turned out to be an impressive display from Lloyd, who knocked through several attempts with room to spare.   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? The highlight of the day was the 37-year-old burying a 55-yarder, a distance that can be trying for even the best in the NFL.  Now that we have your attention, here’s a 55-yarder! pic.twitter.com/7k2WeQNUso — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 And to her credit, she did not hit an upright, which is more than many NFL kickers can say.What did you expect? She’s a World Champion. @CarliLloyd | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/kIwHOABMKa — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd, who also plays for Sky Blue in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), spoke about her experience after practice. “I’m really impressed with all these guys,” she said in a video on Twitter. “It’s awesome to be here, looking forward to the season and fly Eagles fly!” #FlyEaglesFly at the @USWNT parade #FlyEaglesFly at today’s practice @CarliLloyd knows pic.twitter.com/vUwGtFYWX6 — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd is a two-time Women’s World Cup champion, a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medalist.  She sits joint-eighth in all-time Women’s World Cup goals with 10 over the course of her sterling career. But this was not her first time at an NFL training camp.  Back in 2015, when Lloyd was playing for the Houston Dash, she famously went to Houston Texans training camp as well.  At the time the Texans were being featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, with Lloyd making a cameo for a kicking competition with now-retired defensive lineman and a man not known for his kicking abilities, Vince Wilfork. World Cup Champion @CarliLloyd vs. 325lb @Wilfork75 .Field Goal Contest?!Yup. It happened. #HardKnocks http://t.co/tWcUh5M5SK — NFL (@NFL) September 8, 2015 Lloyd and Sky Blue have had their struggles in league play this season and will be hoping to turn things in the right direction when they take on her former team Houston on Saturday.last_img read more

Freshman College Football Player Dies In Car Accident

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA freshman college football player has died in a car accident this weekend.Johnathon Gilmore, a freshman tight end for Winston-Salem State, reportedly died in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.The freshman football player had gone back home to watch his high school team play.The 6-foot-4 tight end was a Fayetteville, Ark. native.From Journal Now:Coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams said he was scrambling around on Sunday afternoon trying to find out details.“He wasn’t just a good kid, he was a great kid,” Boulware said after hearing the news that Gilmore had died. “He had just texted me last week about setting up a meeting because he wanted to know what he could do this off-season to become better.”This is the second WSSU player to die this year. Najee Baker, a defensive end, died after being shot at a party at Wake Forest in January.Fighting back tears, Boulware said: “We are in the process of reaching out to this family but we are all devastated by this news.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends.May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Colorado Has Reportedly Made A Head Coaching Hire

first_imgA general view of Colorado's football field during a game.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)One head coaching vacancy will reportedly be filled in the very near future. According to Georgia’s Rivals site, Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.Colorado fired former head coach Mike MacIntyre after back-to-back 5-7 seasons. The unanimous Coach of the Year in 2016, MacIntyre received a hefty contract extension in early 2017.Despite the coaching success that season, the Buffaloes under-performed after a hot start to the 2018 campaign. As such, the program decided to make a move.Mel Tucker emerged as the favorite to land the job, and it’s now being reported that he’s agreed to coach Colorado.Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has agreed to become the new head coach at Colorado, UGASports has learned.It’s the first head coaching opportunity for Tucker, who has led a stout defense at Georgia for the past three seasons.Stay tuned for more coaching news.[UGA Sports]last_img read more

3rd Test, Day 5: India create Boxing Day history after brief rain scare

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoSportsCricketSportsCricketGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: India picked up the last two Australian wickets on Sunday to register a historic win at the MCGSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Indian pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have reigned supreme in 2018Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Australia have a lot of work to do ahead of the fourth and final Test, stating January 3 in SydneySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Virat Kohli was not able to hide his emotions after India’s historic win at the MCGSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Jasprit Bumrah won the Man of the Match award for picking up nine wickets in the matchSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: A considerable amount of India fans had turned up to watch India create history at the MCG on SundaySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: India vs AustraliaBoxing Day TestVirat KohliMCG TestJasprit BumrahTim PainePat CumminsSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: India vs Australia, 3rd Test: India picked up the last two Australian wickets and clinched their first-ever Boxing Day Test win in Australia after a brief rain scare in Melbourne on Sunday.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c289e61972221546165857_1419990_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, December 30, 2018 – 15:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY2NzYiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTIwNjU1MCJdLCJjYXRlZ29yeSI6WyIxMjA4NTYxIiwiMTIwNzAzNSJdLCJzdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInN1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInN1Yl9zdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJwcmltYXJ5X2NhdGVnb3J5IjoiMTIwNjU1MCJ9770x433:last_img read more

India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut2nd ODI in Adelaide, India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs). Mohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs during the ongoing second ODI between India and Australia on Tuesday.advertisement Rohan Sen AdelaideJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 14:23 IST Mohammed Siraj became the 225th player to represent India in ODIs (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs without taking a wicketSiraj’s economy rate of 7.60 is the worst by an Indian bowler on debut in ODIsKarsan Ghavri holds the Indian record for conceding the most runs on ODI debut – 83 in 11 oversAustralia vs India 2nd ODI in AdelaideFull ScorecardBrief Scores: India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs).Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj had a horror debut for India in ODI cricket on Tuesday as Australia posted a challenging total after opting to bat first at the Adelaide Oval.Siraj went wicketless in his full quota of 10 overs and conceded 76 runs in the process, which is the second-worst debut for an Indian bowler. Karsan Ghavri holds the record for conceding 83 runs in 11 overs on his ODI debut against England at the Lord’s cricket ground in 1975.Siraj, who came into the team as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, was subjected to numerous trolls on social media after his performance with the ball.The 24-year-old Hyderabad pacer, who was included in the playing XI in this game in place of Khaleel Ahmed, also recorded the worst economy rate (7.60) by an Indian bowler on debut beating Ghavri’s 7.54.But he wasn’t the only bowler who suffered at the hands of the Aussie batsmen in the match as the hosts posted a challenging 298 for 9 in their full quota of 50 overs after Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat.For Australia, Shaun Marsh followed up by his half-century in the first game by smashing 131 runs off 123 balls with 11 boundaries and three sixes. This was his seventh hundred in the format.Marsh was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell, who made a 37-ball 48, as the duo added 94 runs for the sixth wicket. Before that Marsh had three fifty-run partnerships with Usman Khawaja (21), Peter Handscomb (20) and Marcus Stoinis (29).advertisementA cracking pull shot from Shaun Marsh for his first boundary of the arvo.Stream live via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/3fNQjC4Hmh #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2f1onbmxugcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019For the visitors, Bhuvneshwar starred with the ball picking up four wickets, while Shami also contributed well with three scalps. Besides the excellent run out of Khawaja, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also picked up one wicket.Kuldeep Yadav also struggled to stem the flow of runs and conceded runs at a strike rate of 6.60 without taking a wicket.Earlier in the day, Siraj became the 225th ODI player for India.Siraj had made three T20I appearances for India back in November of 2017 against New Zealand. He took three wickets from those games at an average of 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33.Siraj has been top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.Also Read | India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd ODI in AdelaideAlso Read | Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan 4th opening pair to go past 4000 runsAlso Read | Dhoni quick as a wink, Jadeja on fire in Adelaide heatFor 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 Mohammed SirajFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Adelaide ODIFollow Mohammed Siraj debutlast_img read more

A bloody carnage: Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls Christchurch horror

first_imgA bloody carnage: Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls Christchurch horrorBangladesh cricket team’s Performance Analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran recalled the Christchurch mosque shooting, saying that “initially they didn’t even realise that it was a terror attack”.advertisement Press Trust of India ChristchurchMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 15:32 IST Shrinivas Chandrasekaran said all the Bangladesh players and support staff are in a state of shock (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on FridayBangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers when the shooting occurredShrinivas Chandrasekaran, Bangladesh’s Performance Analyst, said the team was in shockThe plan was to offer the Friday namaaz and then head for practice. But the Bangladesh players ended up praying for their own lives as they narrowly escaped a terror attack inside a mosque close to the Hagley Oval ground in New Zealand’s Christchurch.The team bus was barely metres away from the scene of the carnage when the players first heard gunshots. Moments later they saw a woman collapse. Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque, some of them covered in blood.”We couldn’t react initially. In such a horror situation, your brain automatically freezes as you are terrified. That’s exactly happened to all of us,” Bangladesh cricket team’s Performance Analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, who was in the bus, told PTI over telephone from the team hotel in Christchurch.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden later announced that 40 people were killed and more than 20 injured in the attack, claimed by a 28-year-old white Australian who is in police custody.Shrinivas, a Mumbai-based software engineer who works as a video analyst with the Bangladesh team said that initially they didn’t even realise that it was a terror attack.”It was a few metres away from the mosque and we suddenly heard gunshots. Neither the players nor me initially realised what was happening. Suddenly we saw this woman fainting on the road. We thought it was a medical emergency and some of the boys wanted to get down from the bus and help the lady,” said Shrinivas, his voice still quivering as he recalled the the team’s close shave.advertisement”However, we realised that it was something much bigger than what we had thought. We saw people running for their lives and blood everywhere and suddenly we were all told to lie down quietly on the floor of the bus. I don’t know for how many minutes we lay on the floor of the bus. Once we understood, everyone was calm and did what was told,” said Shrinivas.It was some time before the police arrived and they were escorted out of the backdoor of the team bus and taken to the ground.”It is obvious that all the players and support staff are in a state of shock. They are all too shocked to react.”Shrinivas, who earlier worked with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and joined the Bangladesh cricket team in 2018, thanked both the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as well as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for their prompt reaction.”We all are waiting to return home. The players will be leaving for Bangladesh and I am also waiting for my return ticket to India,” he said.Also Read | Shocking and tragic: Virat Kohli reacts to Christchurch mosques terror attackFor 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 BangladeshFollow New ZealandFollow christchurch mosque shootingslast_img read more

World Cup final was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life: Martin Guptill

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 13:35 IST Martin Guptill stayed motionless with his head sulking after the World Cup final ended in defeat for New Zealand (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were declared winners of the World Cup on boundary count after the match and Super Over were tiedMartin Guptill was involved in the controversial overthrow incident with Ben Stokes in the World Cup final at Lord’sGuptill endured a terrible time at CWC 19 with just 186 runs from 10 ODIsMartin Guptill finally opened up on the epic Cricket World Cup 2019 final match, describing the England-New Zealand clash as the best and worst day of his career.The New Zealand opener was involved in probably two of the most important moments of the July 14 final at Lord’s, the result of which was eventually decided on boundary count after both the teams could not be separated after the end of the allotted 100 overs and the subsequent Super Overs.”Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the Black Caps alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing,” Guptill said in an emotional Instagram post on Tuesday.At the fag end of the final of the World Cup 2019, England had looked down and out as New Zealand’s death bowlers seemed to have created a vice-like grip over the match, not giving Ben Stokes room to hit the big shots.advertisementIn the final over of England’s chase with the team needing 9 to win off 3 balls, Guptill’s throw from deep mid-wicket region struck a diving Ben Stokes’s bat on the full at the striker’s end and the ball raced away to the boundary behind the wicketkeeper. Thus, instead of 2 runs, England got awarded 6 bringing the equation down to 3 required off 2 balls – a much more achievable target, even though Trent Boult ensured a tie.When the match went into the Super Over, Guptill found himself on the field again but this time he had the responsibility to score 16 off 6 balls to bring New Zealand home their maiden World Cup. On the last delivery of the Super Over Guptill was on strike with his side needing 2 off 1 but he only managed to dig out Jofra Archer’s full delivery to Jason Roy at deep mid-wicket. As he scampered for the 2nd run, Roy’s throw found Jos Buttler’s gloves at the striker’s end, who dislodged the stumps in a flash. Guptill desperately dived to cross the crease but was found well short when the bails were dislodged bringing an end to a crazy Lord’s evening.As the England players celebrated in ecstasy, Guptill stayed motionless with his head sulking trying to make sense of what had just transpired. Soon he was being comforted by his teammates and even Chris Woakes came up to him to offer words of encouragement.When the dust finally settled on the exhilarating Lord’s evening, Guptill wouldn’t be faulted for still wondering what went on with him at World Cup 2019. He couldn’t have imagined the events of the past 6 weeks before, but he is sure to be revisited by them for a long time to come.Also Read | Martin Guptill’s World Cup story: Poor run with the bat, crucial run-outs and a heartbreaking overthrowAlso Read | Didn’t want to feel the pain and regret of losing another final: Jos ButtlerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during final, claims AndersonFor 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 Martin GuptillFollow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup final was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life: Martin GuptillMartin Guptill was involved in probably two of the most important moments of the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s, the result of which was eventually decided on boundary count in favour of England.advertisementlast_img read more