10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlist

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlistby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for a second spell.The Sunday Express says Inter are considering parting company Luciano Spalletti next summer after they crashed out of the Champions League and trail leaders Juventus by 14 points in Serie A.Mourinho is one of the names Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta is considering along with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte should they not extend Spalletti’s contract which runs out at the end of the season.Mourinho arrived at United in 2016 to replace Louis van Gaal and he won the Europa League and League Cup in his first season.But this season has seen up upset with the United board over their failure to sign a central defender before the summer transfer window closed. last_img

9 months agoReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solari

first_imgReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solariby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno refused to comment on Isco’s situation after victory at Real Betis.Real coach Santiago Solari left the midfielder on the bench for the 2-1 win.”It’s a decision of Solari, I should not enter it,” replied Butragueno when asked about Isco.”A coach makes those decisions and belongs to his world, I insist, we should not enter.”On new signing Brahim Diaz, he added: “He’s a boy with a lot of personality, we have a lot of hope in him, we have to give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonight

first_imgMan Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonightby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will have scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long sweeping hair, is enjoying his first season in Serie A after earning promotion with Lombardy outfit last season. United have sent scouts to this evening’s clash at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti to take a closer look at the Italy Under-21 international.Opponents Juventus are also believed to be keen on Tonali. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

12 days agoJuventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksenby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Rabiot could yet be on the move from Juventus in January.Le 10 Sport says Juventus could include Rabiot as a makeweight in their attempts to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.The France international has featured sparingly under Maurizio Sarri after leaving PSG for Turin in the summer.Rabiot would join Spurs as a direct replacement for the Dane.The Juve midfielder is a former Manchester City trainee. last_img

Mick Cronin May Have Hit On Ashley Judd On Twitter

first_imgMick Cronin with his mouth wide open while wearing a red tie.HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Mick Cronin of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at BB&T Arena on February 25, 2018 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Yesterday, actress and Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd took to Facebook to apologize to Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis on behalf of her fellow Wildcat fans for the offensive and racist remarks sent to him following the teams’ Round of 32 game. Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was quick to accept Judd’s apology via Twitter, but he also added an interesting little note at the end of his second tweet.Thank U to @ashleyjudd for her kind words for Octavious. Te’ is a “Great”young man to those of us that actually know him.— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015My advice to Ms Judd..Ignore ignorance…And I’m divorced as well (just sayin)— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015Was Cronin trying to relate to Judd, or was the Bearcats’ coach hitting on her? We can’t be totally sure, but Cincinnati and Lexington are only about 83 miles apart…last_img

Silva warns City must build on Liverpool win

first_imgBernardo Silva admits Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool will count for little if Pep Guardiola’s side do not build on a crucial result in the Premier League title race.Pep Guardiola’s side welcomed the Reds to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday knowing that three points were imperative in their defence of the top-flight crown.Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane helped to deliver the required result, as they netted either side of a leveller from Roberto Firmino. 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? City are now back to within four points of table-topping Liverpool and looking to re-establish momentum following an uncharacteristic wobble in December.Silva is hoping that positivity can be maintained, with there still little margin for error in a battle which could go down to the wire.The Portuguese playmaker told reporters after starring in the win over Liverpool: “When you win against the team that is top of the league it means a lot.“For the confidence it is always good to beat them. But it is just a game. “If we lose the next one this doesn’t mean anything. Try to keep playing the same way as we have the last two games and try to not let happen what happened to us a few weeks back.”Silva admits the fear of falling a long way off the title pace inspired City in their most recent outing, with a star-studded squad accustomed to performing at their best when the stakes are high.Manchester City celebrate 2018-19He added: “We knew that if we lost it would almost be over because 10 points is a lot.“Now, four points, we believe it is possible, knowing the Premier League is a very tough competition. “The pressure was a little bit more onto us. We are used to that kind of pressure. “We got three very important points against a fantastic team.”City’s attention is now set to be switched to domestic cup matters.An FA Cup third round clash with Rotherham is next up on Sunday, before Guardiola’s side then take in the first leg of a Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Burton Albion.Their next Premier League outing is set to come against Wolves on January 14. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

Cardiff announce £15m club record signing of Sala

first_imgCardiff City have confirmed the signing of Nantes’ Argentine striker Emiliano Sala in a club-record deal.Sala, 28, has come to prominence this season thanks to his fantastic scoring record in France’s Ligue 1.He has smashed 12 goals in just 16 starts for his club in 2018-19, a mark that puts him fifth in the league’s list of top scorers. 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? And now he will try his luck in the Premier League after Cardiff swooped in a deal believed to be worth roughly£15 million ($19m).”Cardiff City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes, for an undisclosed club record fee, subject to international clearance,” the club announced on their official website.”The 28-year old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Cardiff City Stadium, that will take us up to summer 2022.”Sala told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here. It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new team-mates and get down to work.”For me it feels special [to be the club’s record signing]. I have come here wanting to work and to help my team-mates and the club. I can’t wait to get to work straight away and do everything I can.”#CardiffCity is delighted to announce the Club-record signing of @EmilianoSala1, subject to international clearance.👉 https://t.co/goA1v3wtWi@eToro #CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Uyv670nVBV— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) 19 de enero de 2019Cardiff CEO Ken Choo also expressed his delight at closing the deal, with the hope that Sala will give the Bluebirds the attacking potency they have sorely lacked so far this season as they battle relegation.”It’s obviously been a long process to secure the services of Emiliano, but I’m very pleased that we’re now in a position whereby we can confirm his signature and officially announce him as a Cardiff City player,” Choo noted.”I’d like to thank those involved for making the signing happen, especially Tan Sri Vincent and the rest of the transfer committee.”We see Emiliano as a significant acquisition and welcome him wholeheartedly to the capital city of Wales. I’m sure all Cardiff City fans will join me in that and we can look forward to seeing our record signing in a Bluebirds shirt.”Sala, a native of Santa Fe province, joined Bordeaux in France while still a teenager and enjoyed loan spells at Orleans and Niort before breaking into the first team at the Ligue 1 club during the 2014-15 season.The Argentine failed to claim a regular spot in the starting line-up, however, and was loaned once more, this time to Caen, before Nantes swooped to complete a permanent transfer in the summer of 2015.He has gone on to net 48 goals in his three seasons at the club, becoming a fans’ favourite in the city thanks to his performances.last_img

‘Higuain is what Chelsea & Hazard need’

first_imgGonzalo Higuain is “a goalscorer” and just what Chelsea needed, says Joe Cole, with his arrival allowing Maurizio Sarri to ditch a false nine experiment with Eden Hazard.The Argentine arrived at Stamford Bridge after a protracted transfer saga involving various striking options.In the end, he was snapped up on an initial loan deal from Juventus – with an option to make a permanent move in the summer – while Alvaro Morata was moved out of Stamford Bridge and back to his native Spain at Atletico Madrid. 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? Higuain will have to adapt quickly to the demands of life in English football, with questions having already been asked of his fitness and suitability to the Premier League.Former Chelsea star Cole believes the 31-year-old will prove to be a shrewd addition as he fills an important role for Sarri and frees others to operate in favoured positions where they are more effective.He told The Telegraph: “It’s a very logical signing.“Chelsea were playing with a false nine and they needed a number nine and he is just that – he’s a goalscorer.“It’s what they need and it’s what Higuain needs, so it suits everybody involved.”Cole added on the challenges which will face a man who has inherited a shirt which proved too big for the likes of Morata and Fernando Torres to fill: “One thing is for sure, you have to be the finished article to wear the Chelsea number nine shirt because it’s heavy.“And he has played for some big clubs, so it shouldn’t be a problem.“It will just be how quickly he settles in, but the great thing is Sarri knows him, knows what he’s about as a person and he knows the system. So it ticks boxes.”Higuain is still looking for his first goal as a Chelsea player.He passed up the chance to take a penalty during an FA Cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday and drew a blank as the Blues suffered a shock 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.There are, however, 290 club efforts on his CV, from 580 appearances, while he has also found the target 31 times over the course of 75 appearances for his country. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

Top 4-Star Recruit Announces He’s De-Committing

first_imgA general view of Boston College's football stadium.CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view as the North Carolina State Wolfpack kick off against the Boston College Eagles during the second half at Alumni Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the country has announced his decision to de-commit.Tommy Eichenberg, a four-star linebacker out of Ohio, announced late on Monday night his decision to de-commit from Boston College.The top prospect has started to blow up on the recruiting trail, receiving scholarship offers from Michigan and Ohio State.“I have decided to reopen my recruitment. Thank you Boston College for everything,” he announced.I have decided to reopen my recruitment. Thank you Boston College for everything.— Tommy Eichenberg (@tommyike41) November 20, 2018Eichenberg talked to 247Sports about Ohio State and Michigan earlier in the month.“I think I’m going to look at my recruitment a lot closer once the season is over,” Eichenberg said. “I am planning on visiting both Ohio State and Michigan for games, since they have offered me. The Ohio State offer was a surprise, and I did not expect it. When it came in it meant something, because I’m an Ohio kid.”“I was offered by (head coach) Jim Harbaugh, and he told me that he wants me to play for him at Michigan when we spoke on the phone,” Eichenberg explained. “He said he loved me as a player.”Stay tuned.last_img

ESPN Insider: These 2 Major Head Coaches Could Be Fired

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonWe’ve had several head coaching changes so far this college football season and more are coming soon.ESPN college football insider Adam Rittenberg believes two major college football programs could be making a change in leadership in the coming days or weeks.Those two programs: Boston College and Texas Tech.The ESPN college football analyst tweeted about the situation earlier today:“From talking with multiple industry sources today, expectation is that more Power 5 jobs could open than expected a few weeks ago. Two places to watch with teams losing right now: #TexasTech and #BostonCollege,” he reports.From talking with multiple industry sources today, expectation is that more Power 5 jobs could open than expected a few weeks ago. Two places to watch with teams losing right now: #TexasTech and #BostonCollege.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 24, 2018It’s unclear at this point where Texas Tech and Boston College could turn if they do decide to make a head coaching change.Stay tuned.last_img

New Video Of Urban Meyer’s Wife During Michigan Game Is Going Viral

first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.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)A video of Urban Meyer’s wife down on the sideline during the Ohio State blowout win over Michigan has been going viral on social media.FOX’s cameras panned to Urban Meyer’s family in the final moments of the Buckeyes’ big win over the Wolverines.Urban’s wife, Shelley, got really emotional.”That’s the emotion of this very difficult season pouring out.” – @joelklattUrban Meyer’s wife gets emotional on the sideline as the game comes to a close pic.twitter.com/yAp3UID0x3— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 24, 2018Urban got pretty emotional when his family got brought up in his post-game press conference, too.Urban Meyer getting choked up at the podium talking about his family means to him. Had to stop and compose himself.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) November 24, 2018Ohio State has more football to be played, of course. The Buckeyes will face Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.last_img

A Top JUCO DE Recruit Has Announced His Commitment

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)One of the country’s top JUCO recruits has announced his college decision.LaRon Stokes, the country’s No. 3 strong-side defensive end out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, has committed to Oklahoma.The top JUCO prospect chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State and Oregon, among other programs.Stokes announced his decision on Twitter.“Excited to say I’ve committed to the University of Oklahoma,” he tweeted.Excited to say I’ve committed to the University of Oklahoma @LincolnRiley @CoachThibbs @RuffinMcNeill @TFB_Sooners pic.twitter.com/htegiIH0ZC— LaRon Stokes Jr 1G ? (@LStokes35) December 17, 2018Stokes is ranked the No. 45 overall prospect in the 2019 JUCO class.Oklahoma’s 2019 class is ranked No. 9 in the country.last_img

Nick Saban Has Brutally Honest Comment On Former Assistant Coaches

first_img Finebaum then asked Saban to get more specific.“Coaching,” he said. “We had a lot of guys who wanted to be head coaches at different places. It takes a special person to say focused on what they have to do now when they have job somewhere else that’s awaiting them and they have a responsibility on staffs.”Alabama, which fell to Clemson in the national title game in blowout fashion, had major coaching turnover following the year.The Crimson Tide lost seven assistant coaches following the 2018 season, with just one – Mike Locksley to Maryland – taking a head coaching job.Saban added that he’s not being critical of those coaches. It’s just something the program has to deal with.“I’m not being critical of those people,” Saban added. “It’s just very challenging. And we had a lot of that on our staff last year, and I think those relationships with players go a long way to keeping players where they need to be to do the things they need to do – continue to prepare, practice the way they need to practice so that they can continue to improve and get better, and we just didn’t do that very well at the end of last year.”Alabama heads into the 2019 season with high hopes once again.The Crimson Tide are expected to start the year ranked No. 2 in the country, as the favorite in the SEC. nick saban runs onto the field before an alabama gameAUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team in warm ups prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Assistant coach turnover has been a major topic of discussion for Nick Saban’s Alabama football program lately, with one major recruit suggesting it’s a factor in some of the Crimson Tide’s recent recruiting losses.Saban was asked about his coaching staff turnover at SEC Media Days today.The Alabama head coach gave an honest assessment of things, speaking to Paul Finebaum on the SEC Network.“When the season started, I think we were great,” Saban said. “When we won the LSU game, it just seemed like people’s own agendas starting to become more important.”last_img

Ethan Pouncey, No. 10 CB In 2020 Class, Announces Commitment

first_img Here’s the announcement from the top recruit.Words cannot describe this feeling. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at the next level but I have found my home. 🤘🏾#Dreams2Reality #HookEm @cmitchell2284 @_pouncey @BCarringtonUT @washjwash pic.twitter.com/yaFP7Tw83p— EVP (@EthanPouncey) August 7, 2019Pouncey is the No. 10 cornerback and the No. 26 rising senior in Florida, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The star recruit has been on the rise lately. Just two months after coming in as the No. 178 recruit in 247Sports’ rankings, Pouncey now sits as the No. 156 recruit in the nation.As a junior, Pouncey compiled 43 tackles, broke up 21 passes, intercepted eight and returned three for touchdowns.Pouncey still has a few months before his has to officially sign with his collegiate program. As of now, however, he’ll join older brother Jordan on the Longhorns.With the latest addition, Pouncey owns the No. 14 class in the 2020 recruiting cycle. A pylon in the Texas Longhorns endzone.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns scored another top recruit for the 2020 class.Ethan Pouncey, a four-star corner, announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Tuesday night. Before announcing his commitment, Pouncey was down to Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Texas.Pouncey took to Twitter tonight to announce he’s headed to play with his brother, Jordan.“Words cannot describe this feeling. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at the next level but I have found my home,” Pouncey said.last_img

5th Member Of Florida Football Program Dismissed After Abuse Allegations

first_img He’s gone.According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, Huggins has been kicked off the Gators football team.Here’s more from the Sentinel:Florida Gators sophomore defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program, a source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Saturday.No further details were available about what specifically triggered Huggins’ dismissal.Huggins allegedly chocked the victim after she took his phone to make sure he would stay for the session. The woman claimed Huggins pulled her hair in an earlier tutoring session.She did not pursue a criminal case and no charges were filed.Head coach Dan Mullen commented on the previous incident, but suggested it had no impact on Huggins’ absence from camp. A closeup of two alternate Florida Gators football helmets.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 07: Florida Gators helmets sit on the field after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a new report found a fifth member of the Florida Gators football program was accused of violence against women during Dan Mullen’s tenure as the team’s head coach.Defensive back John Huggins was accused of choking a female tutor.According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Huggins became the fifth member of the Gators football program to have been accused of violence against women – four of which have been released from the program.It didn’t take long for Mullen to make a decision on Huggins’ future with the program.last_img

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Names 2 Teams He’s Been Impressed With Today

first_img ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has been impressed with the Owls, along with Kansas State, for their win at Mississippi State..@KStateFB HUGE win in Starkville!! Congrats Coach Klieman!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019Knew @Temple_FB would make @TerpsFootball work today, but Temple Tuff decides to just go ahead and win the game OUTRIGHT!! Congrats Coach Rod Carey on his 1st big time win for the Owls!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019There’s plenty more action to come today, too.No. 1 Clemson is traveling to Syracuse tonight. Oklahoma is on the road at UCLA. Alabama is taking on South Carolina.More upsets are coming, in all likelihood. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)It’s early, but Week 3 of the 2019 college football season is already starting to provide us with some drama.There are no games between ranked teams this weekend, though that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a boring slate of college football.Quite the contrary, actually.We’ve already had one top 25 team, as No. 21 Maryland was upset on the road by Temple.last_img

Quinton De Kock continues rich form as South Africa thump Sri Lanka in 4th ODI

first_img Reuters Port ElizabethMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 00:03 IST South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI: Faf du Plessis scored 43 in South Africa’s victory. (@OfficialSLC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDe Kock scored his 8th half century in nine innings across formatsSouth Africa lead the five-ODI series 4-0 after the victoryFaf du Plessis also chipped in with 43 runsOpener Quinton de Kock passed the half-century mark for the eighth time in nine innings across all formats to lift South Africa to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth One-Day International at St George’s Park on Wednesday.The home side chased down their modest target of 190 in 32.5 overs after winning the toss and electing to field, securing a 4-0 lead in the five-match series with the final fixture to be played in Cape Town on Saturday.De Kock followed up his century in the previous game with 51 from 57 balls as he blasted South Africa to a fast start in pursuit of the win.Captain Faf du Plessis chipped in with 43 and JP Duminy showed form after his return from long-term injury with 31 not out.Sri Lanka were bowled out for 189 in 39.2 overs, their innings rescued to some extent by an extraordinary 58-run final wicket stand between Isuru Udana (78 from 57 balls) and Kasun Rajitha (0).The pair came together with the score on 131 as Udana powered his way to the highest List A score of his career with seven fours and four sixes before he was finally caught by Du Plessis off all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (2-21).Fast bowler Anrich Nortje (3-57) was the pick of the home attack, though he suffered in the late onslaught from Udana.South Africa may be concerned at their inability to close out the innings, a feature of their cricket in recent times, with the World Cup starting in a few months.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 Quinton de KockFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI Quinton De Kock continues rich form as South Africa thump Sri Lanka in 4th ODIQuinton de Kock scored a half century at St George’s Park on Wednesday as South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fourth one-day international.advertisementlast_img

Aamir Khan refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house party. Watch video to know why

first_imgAamir Khan refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house party. Watch video to know whyAamir Khan revealed that he was following a strict diet for Dangal and carried his own tiffin when he was invited to a party at Shah Rukh Khan’s house.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 12:39 IST Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of his character. For Nitish Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal, he underwent an incredible physical transformation in just five months.When Aamir began shooting for Dangal, he put on weight for the role and was 96 kgs with a paunch. He managed to shed almost 30 kgs in just five months to achieve a sculpted body.At an event on Wednesday, Aamir revealed that he followed his diet to the T, and carried his tiffin with him to parties as well. He narrated an anecdote of how he refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house during one of his parties because he could not cheat on his diet.”Aap kabhi Shah Rukh se milenge toh unse poochiyega, aur woh aapko bohot interesting kahaani sunayenge. Jab Tim Cook unke ghar pe aaye the, Shah Rukh ne hum logon ko bulaya tha khane pe,” he said.Gauri Khan insisted that Aamir eat something before leaving, and he agreed. “Khana lag gaya toh maine bola main apna tiffin saath mein laaya hoon,” he said, adding that incident took place during the making of Dangal and he was trying to lose weight.Interestingly, when Aamir’s food was served, the guests were shocked at the large portions. In fact, Shah Rukh even asked if he was putting on weight or losing it. Though the Thugs Of Hindostan actor was losing weight, the quantity of his food seemed to suggest otherwise.Currently, Aamir is losing 20 kgs for his next, Lal Singh Chaddha, which is a remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump.ALSO SEE: Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan goes on date night with rumoured boyfriend. Seen yet?ALSO WATCH: In conversation with Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao 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 Aamir KhanFollow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Dangal Nextlast_img

Gautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket: Necessary to take practical decisions

first_imgGautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket: Necessary to take practical decisionsIndia tour of West Indies 2019: All eyes are on India’s senior selection committee meeting scheduled for this weekend as it remains to be seen if MS Dhoni will be considered for the T20I and ODI series, starting August 3.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 21:54 IST Will MS Dhoni travel to the West Indies? (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGambhir said India should focus on giving youngsters opportunities before the next World CupSpeculations are rife about MS Dhoni’s international future after India’s World Cup exitIt remains to be seen if MS Dhoni will be part of India’s squad for West Indies tourFormer India opener Gautam Gambhir has said it’s important to be practical than emotional when it comes to taking a call on the future of MS Dhoni’s international cricket. Gambhir pointed out that MS Dhoni, during his time as captain, always wanted to look into the future and gave youngsters a lot of opportunties.Gambhir’s comments come even as speculations are rife about Dhoni’s future in international cricket. Dhoni, 38, played his last 50-over World Cup match in England earlier this month when India were knocked out of the tournament in the semi-final by New Zealand.Dhoni’s strike rate had been a cause of concern for Team India during the World Cup. Dhoni hit 273 runs from 9 matches at a strike rate of 87.78 but his inability to keep the scoreboard moving right from the word go was questioned.”It’s important to look into the future. And when Dhoni was the captain, he invested in the future. I remember Dhoni saying in Australia that me, Sachin and Sehwag can’t play the CB series [in Australia] together as the grounds were big. He thought young players were needed for the next World Cup. It’s necessary to take practical decisions than being emotional,” Gautam Gambhir told TV9 Bharatvarsh.Gambhir added that India have a good chance to try out youngsters at the wicketkeeper’s position and focus on building a strong team for the 2023 World Cup. The former batsman pointed out that the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson can be tried out at different phases in the lead up to the next World Cup.advertisementIndia have a chance to give youngsters opportunities: GambhirRishabh Pant is being looked at Dhoni’s sucessor. The 21-year-old represented India at World Cup 2019 after being called in as Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement.”And India now have an chance to give opportunities to youngsters. Be it Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan or any other wicketkeeper, whoever is believed to have the potential should be made the wicket-keeper. Give him chances for one and half-years and if he doesn’t perform, then others should be tried out as well. Then one would get to know who the keeper for the next World Cup is,” Gambhir added.Meanwhile, all eyes are on India’s senior selection committee meeting which has been postponed to the weekend as Dhoni’s selection for the West Indies tour, starting August 3 is going to be discussed. Speculations are rife that Dhoni may not go to the West Indies for the limited-overs series, consisting 3 T20Is and as many ODIs.Also Read | India squad selection meeting for West Indies tour postponedAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan picks up bat for the 1st time after finger injury at 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 MS DhoniFollow Gautam GambhirFollow India cricket teamFollow India tour of West Indies 2019last_img

1st T20I: India overcome batting collapse to beat West Indies after Navdeep Saini heroics

first_img view more view less commentary scorecard 1st T20I: India overcome batting collapse to beat West Indies after Navdeep Saini heroicsIndia beat West Indies by 4 wickets in the first T20 international in Lauderhill on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. No data available!center_img advertisement graphs Rohan Sen LauderhillAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 23:23 IST The win was set up by India’s bowlers led by debutant Navdeep Saini (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (98/6) beat West Indies (95/9) by 4 wickets to take 1-0 series leadRohit Sharma top-scored for India with 24 runs while Navdeep Saini starred with the ball with 3 for 17The second T20I of the 3-match series will be played at the same venue on August 4Navdeep Saini starred on his international debut on Saturday as India overcame a spirited effort from the West Indies to win the first T20 international by 4 wickets in Lauderhill and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Chasing 96 for victory, India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but eventually managed to reach the target with 16 balls to spare. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 24 while Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey made 19 runs each but India were in a spot of bother at 69 for 5 before Krunal Pandya (12), Ravindra Jadeja (8 not out) and Washington Sundar (10*) got the team over the line.Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell and Keemo Paul took two wickets each for the Windies.A six from Sundar to finish the proceedings. We win the 1st T20I by 4 wickets in 17.2 overs #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/y3SKQ82QmjBCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2019The win was earlier set up by India’s bowlers led by debutant Navdeep Saini, who finished with 3 wickets for 17 runs from 4 overs. He was ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/19) while Washington Sundar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya managed to pick up a wicket each.There was no substantive partnership in the West Indies innings with the highest being the 34 between captain Carlos Brathwaite (9) and top-scorer Kieron Pollard (49) for the sixth wicket. Nicholas Pooran (20) was the only other West Indies batsman to score double digit figures.West Indies were reduced to 5 for 33 in the powerplay with Sundar getting rid of John Campbell with his 2nd delivery in the first over itself. This was the second lowest score for the Windies after the loss of five wickets in a T20I match while batting first.advertisementThe collapse started from there on as the Windies batsmen played some rash shots against the Indian pacers and spinners alike.Innings Break!A three-wkt haul for Saini as #TeamIndia bowlers restrict West Indies to a total of 95/9 after 20 overs.#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/MMn9drOxh1BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2019Veteran Kieron Pollard was the lone batsman who put up a fight for the home side with 49 runs off 49 balls including two boundaries and four sixes while the rest all failed to fire. Nicholas Pooran (20) was the only other batsman who managed double figures as the Windies got bowled out for the 8th lowest total against India.Saini, who came into the attack in the 5th over, picked up the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer off successive deliveries in his first over itself.He returned for his second spell and picked up the wicket of Kieron Pollard in the final over without conceding a single run to become only the second bowler after Singapore’s Janak Prakash to manage a wicket-maiden in the 20th over of a T20 international match on debut.Washington Sundar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed openers John Campbell and Evin Lewis for a pair of ducks before Saini dented the world champions further with the wickets of Pooran and Htemyer off successive deliveries in the 5th over.West Indies could never recover from there even with comeback man Pollard top-scoring before Saini got his back in the final over which he finished with a wicket-maiden to cap off a dream debut.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir blasts Bishen Bedi, Chetan Chauhan after Navdeep Saini’s dream India debutAlso Read | India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Navdeep Saini enters record books on international debutAlso Read | India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: India beat West Indies by 4 wickets to go 1-0 upFor 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 west indies t20Follow Navdeep Sainilast_img