9 months agoCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gent

first_imgCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gentby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is already off the mark for new club Gent.Sorloth joined the Belgians on-loan and scored twice in the friendly win over Holstein Kiel.After the 6-1 victory, he told VG: “It’s really good. It’s good to get started this way. It’s nice that the teammates see that I can play football.”I chose Gent because of (coach) Jess (Thorup). He got the best out of me in Denmark. When going for a six-month loan, it is nice to be sure that the coach knows what I stand for.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid, Barcelona target Liverpool boss Klopp AND Van Dijk

first_imgReal Madrid, Barcelona target Liverpool boss Klopp AND Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp AND Virgil van Dijk are being linked with a LaLiga move.AS says the German’s success with the Reds has him being discussed inside the boardrooms of Real Madrid and Barcelona.With doubts persisting at Barca over coach Ernesto Valverde and inside Real regarding Zinedine Zidane’s return, it’s been suggested Klopp is emerging as the prime target for both clubs should choose to change.And it’s also claimed, with the LaLiga rivals keen on Van Dijk, their best shot at landing the Dutchman would be hiring Klopp as coach.For his part, Klopp has insisted he’s happy at Anfield and should the time come to part ways he would be taking a break from the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top four

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top fourby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists victory against Leicester was well-deserved as they snatched a 2-1 win at Anfield.The Reds were handed a controversial spot-kick deep into stoppage time when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Sadio Mane.James Milner calmly slotted home the winner in a result Klopp admits already feels like a huge moment in their season.Klopp told Liverpool’s official website : “So, if you score in the 95th minute with a penalty everybody would say that’s lucky but over the full game we had more chances, we were the better team, so I’m really happy about that.“This one [win] alone feels already big enough, to be honest, because of how difficult this league is [and] how difficult the life of an LFC player is.“I think Leicester at the end of the season will be in the top four and then they will realise how different it is when you play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. The quality they have is already good and we all know Brendan, what a sensational manager he is and what he’s doing with them.” last_img read more

3 days ago​Atalanta boss Gasperini pays tribute to Man City counterpart Guardiola

first_img​Atalanta boss Gasperini pays tribute to Man City counterpart Guardiolaby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has received praise from Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini.The Italian outfit are in England as they face off against City in the UEFA Champions League group stages.And Gasperini has not forgotten a gesture of kindness from Guardiola a few years ago, when the former was sacked by Inter Milan.Gasperini said at his press conference: “His compliments are very welcome. I have got nothing to add to what has already been said about Pep Guardiola, not just as a coach but as a human being.”He made a really nice gesture towards me and I can’t forget that. This makes this occasion even more poignant.”When I was sacked by Inter he called me and invited me to go to Barcelona to see them. It was a very nice gesture from a human point of view at a very difficult moment for me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Urban Meyer Says “Everything Is Fine” And There’s “No Issue” With Braxton Miller’s Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller promotes Advocare products.Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?last_img read more

Is Jim Harbaugh’s Twitter Account Buying Followers To Keep Pace With Urban Meyer?

first_imgJim Harbaugh picking his nose and eating it during a game.Jim Harbaugh fake Twitter followers have some college football fans very suspicious.Ohio State and Michigan have each established themselves as top college football programs this season. The two programs are led by two of the brightest stars in the coaching ranks in Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh, respectively. Last night, Meyer hit the one million follower mark on Twitter, a pretty impressive social media milestone.The BEST fans in the land!! Thank you Buckeye Nation! Follow @OhioStateFB too! https://t.co/w6NN39yOh6— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) October 3, 2016According to Eleven Warriors, Meyer was the first coach to hit the million mark. The man with the second-most followers? Harbaugh. Over night, he managed to eclipse the same milestone. The RedditCFB Twitter account checked out the new followers for the head Michigan Man, and found a lot of anonymous egg accounts.Hmm… Urban Meyer hit 1 million followers yesterday and Jim Harbaugh mysteriously gained 5,000 egg followers overnight to match that… ? pic.twitter.com/9JPffzu4Lz— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 3, 2016One YouTube user also noticed the flood of new followers to Harbaugh’s account, and began recording his screen as he refreshed Harbaugh’s follower page.Anyone on Twitter is going to get his or her fair share of fake Twitter followers, but over 5,000 in one night does seem a bit suspicious. It seems a bit fishy that Harbaugh, or someone with access to his account, would go out of the way to game the system in order to keep pace with Meyer, but if anyone in the sport exemplifies that attitude that “everything is recruiting,” it is Harbaugh.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Appears To Have A Harambe Picture In His Office

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)The football office at Michigan is somewhat strangely decorated.Harambe, the deceased Cincinnati Zoo gorilla turned folk hero, appears to be part of Michigan football’s office.Check it out:@UMichFootball @DeMariniFP @wilsonballglove @CoachJim4UM looking good in his new ball glove! Thanks for all you do! pic.twitter.com/Q2rPljLp0v— Carol Hutchins (@UMCoachHutch) December 21, 2016An enhanced look, from mgoblog:enhance pic.twitter.com/jODztXEg3n— mgoblog (@mgoblog) December 21, 2016Of course Jim Harbaugh has a picture of a dead gorilla in his office .Update: The gorilla featured in Michigan football’s office actually doesn’t appear to be Harambe, but rather a picture of a gorilla from an endangered species website.last_img read more

Marcelo: Neymar is better than Hazard

first_imgReal Madrid’s Marcelo says that he would welcome national team-mate Neymar to the Spanish capital as rumours continue to swirl about the winger’s unhappiness in Paris.Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in 2017, but the Brazil star has been linked with a move away from the club all summer.Madrid have already made some big signings of their own, having added Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy this window. 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? But the club’s biggest signing is former Chelsea winger Hazard, who joined up with the club last month for a €100 million (£88m/$112m) fee.And Marcelo says Hazard has the quality to be considered among the best in the world if he continues on his current pace, but Neymar is already there, making his countryman the superior player right now.”Eden’s a top player,” he acknowledged in an interview with Marca. “A player of high quality and, like Neymar, has the quality to be in the top five.”He’s impressive, you cannot compare them, but Neymar is better for me.”Barcelona have been seen as the favourites to sign the 27-year-old, which would reunite him with former strike-partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as well as new signing Antoine Griezmann.Neymar featured for the Blaugrana from 2013-17, scoring 105 goals in 186 games for the Catalan club after moving to La Liga from Brazilian side Santos.The winger also claimed two La Liga crowns, three Copa del Rey titles, a Spanish Supercup, a FIFA Club World Cup and the 2014-15 Champions League, the last won by Barcelona.However, Marcelo says that he would certainly welcome Neymar in Madrid, despite his Barca past, if his international team-mate decided to leave Parc des Princes and come to the Santiago Bernabeu.”Neymar is an unpredictable player,” Marcelo said.”When defending when you have anticipated something, he has already thought of something else and it’s impossible to defend.”Having Neymar at Real Madrid would be a huge pleasure. Madrid have to do everything to sign the best players in the world and his past at Barcelona would not be a problem.”last_img read more

Maryland Reveals Details Of Workout That Led To Jordan McNair’s Death

first_imgA general view of Maryland's football stadium during a game against Georgia Tech.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)The University of Maryland football program is dealing with the tragic death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. McNair died Wednesday after being hospitalized following a team workout on May 29.McNair underwent a liver transplant while he was hospitalized and was “fighting for his life” according to a GoFundMe set up by his family. Tragically, he passed away.Maryland held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the circumstances surrounding McNair’s death. The university is conducting a review, and it is still ongoing.According to Maryland Executive AD Damon Evans, McNair participated in a supervised team workout which included a “baseline conditioning activity” that consisted of 10 110s (110-yard sprints). McNair completed the workout, but trainers noticed he was having difficulty recovering, at which point Evans said they began supporting active recovery.McNair was then transferred to the training room for additional care and 911 was dialed.Maryland gives this timeline of May 29: Players have a scheduled supervised workout at 4:15pm, trainers notice that Jordan McNair was having difficulty recovering, call 911, transported to hospital around 6pm.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 14, 2018Quick news conference at Maryland is over. School will conduct external review of what happened. They say Jordan McNair didn’t show he was struggling until after the workout that afternoon.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) June 14, 2018Maryland did not reveal the cause of McNair’s death.We will update you with any further details as they emerge.last_img read more

5-Star, 2nd-Ranked DT In Country Makes College Commitment

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Georgia scored a major in-state recruiting victory this evening. The Bulldogs landed a five-star prospect over a number of SEC rivals.Thomaston (Ga.) Upson-Lee five-star defensive tackle Travon Walker announced his commitment to Georgia in a ceremony a short time ago. Walker is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2019 class and the fifth-ranked player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Walker chose Georgia over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina.#Rivals100 DL prospect Travon Walker is a HUGE pickup for Tray Scott. #UGA moves up to 5th in the Rivals Team Rankings. pic.twitter.com/6L5pCS7okq— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) July 24, 2018Kirby Smart celebrated the commitment on Twitter.Go Dawgs!!— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) July 24, 2018Walker is the third-highest rated commit in Georgia’s 2019 class. Amazingly, the Bulldogs have the fourth-best class nationally as of now, and only the third-best in the SEC behind Alabama and Texas A&M.You can see the full 2019 recruiting class rankings here.Walker is the 26th-overall prospect in the country as well.last_img read more

Another Major College Football Coach Is On The Hot Seat

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)We had a major college football coach firing today, with Louisville announcing that Bobby Petrino was out as the Cardinals’ head coach.Another major college football coach appears to be on the hot seat, too.USC fell to 5-5 on the season with a home loss to Cal on Saturday night. It’s the first time in more than a decade that the Trojans lost to Cal.Last time Cal beat USC in 2004, Clay Helton was WR coach at Memphis under Coach Tommy West— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 11, 2018USC fans appear to be done with Helton, too.The head coach was booed off of the field on Saturday night by his own fan base.USC fans booed Clay Helton as he walked up the tunnel.— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) November 11, 2018USC has games left against UCLA and Notre Dame. If the Trojans go 1-1 or 0-2, will the athletic department opt for a change?There is a definite possibility that @USC_FB loses out and finishes 5-7, missing out on a bowl opportunity. Is Clay Helton looking for work if this materializes?— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) November 11, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Names No. 1 Coach For The Louisville Job

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.You can fire up the coaching carousel again today. Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino in the midst of a nightmare season.Just two years ago, the Cardinals cracked the top 10 and had the Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson. Now, they are 2-8 and have been playing progressively worse as the season has unfolded.With Petrino out of the picture, you don’t need any fancy coaching hot boards to figure out who Louisville will target to replace him. There is one obvious answer: Purdue’s Jeff Brohm.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit agrees. He named Brohm the No. 1 candidate a short time ago on Twitter.1st name obviously to come up will be former Louisville QB and current Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm. https://t.co/4Ex85qtkkc— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 11, 2018Brohm is an obvious candidate for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he is a Louisville alum, having starred for the Cards in the early 1990s before a seven-year NFL career.Secondly, Brohm has a winning track record at Western Kentucky and Purdue. He is 42-21 in four-plus seasons as a head coach, and if the Boilermakers win one of their last two games, he’ll have reached a bowl in each of his first five campaigns.Brohm is also known as an offensive innovator, and you can see that in the way he turned around Purdue almost immediately. The Boilermakers used Brohm’s explosive and creative attack to throttle Ohio State in a massive upset earlier this season.Of course, there’s no guarantee that Louisville will hire Brohm. But the odds seem pretty good right now that they get it done.last_img read more

ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Georgia Heading Into The Georgia Tech Game

first_imgA Georgia player carries the ball.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: DAndre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs carries the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia took down UMass this past Saturday, moving to 10-1 on the season. The Bulldogs now have two huge games coming up – and they’ll need to win both to wind up in the playoff.First up is in-state rival Georgia Tech, which has won seven games on the season. After that, the Bulldogs get their crack at Alabama in the SEC title game.Two wins would land Georgia in either the Cotton Bowl or the Orange Bowl – the two national semifinal games in the College Football Playoff this year.ESPN’s two bowl projection analysts – Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman – don’t see it working out that way. Both have the Bulldogs in a New Year’s Six game, however.Bonagura and Sherman both project Georgia to the Allstate Sugar Bowl – taking on Oklahoma. That game is on New Year’s Day at 8:45 PM ET.Georgia fans wouldn’t need to travel too far – the game would be in the Superdome in New Orleans. But obviously, fans want more.Georgia, last season, came within a few plays of taking down Alabama in the national title game. This year, they have a shot to possibly knock them out of the event before it even gets started.last_img read more

‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCB

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 16:00 IST Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook page (Courtesy PTI)HIGHLIGHTSRCB had trolled Ashoke Dinda after their win against KXIP on April 24Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook pageRCB later removed the tweet, admitting that it was ‘in bad taste’Indian fast bowler Ashoke Dinda has blasted his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Twitter account for trolling him after RCB won their game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 24. Dinda took to Facebook to post a collage of images showing his T20 achievements along with his extraordinary returns for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.Reminding his ‘haters’ of his overall bowling statistics, Dinda captioned the post: “Haters, helping you get you statistics right. Stop and stare well your opinion is not my reality. So shut your hating selves and keep me out of your mouth. (sic)”RCB had earlier posted an image of their match-winning bowler Umesh Yadav – who took three wickets against KXIP – with the caption: “Dinda academy? What’s that?” The franchise later removed the tweet following it up with another one with an explanation for the same. They titled it: “As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste. However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those!”As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste.However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those! #PlayBold #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/sLDnLRtlcfRoyal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 24, 2019Dinda has figured in a total of 13 ODIs for India, picking up 12 scalps at an economy rate of 6.18 and a bowling average of 51. In 9 T20Is for the country, he has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 14.41 while leaking 8.17 runs an over.advertisementAlso Read | Want to play for RCB in IPL throughout my life: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni career-best in vain, RCB beat CSK in thrillerFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Ashoke Dinda ‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCBIPL 2019: After Royal Challengers Bangalore trolled Ashoke Dinda on their Twitter page, the bowler responded with a scathing attack on his detractors.advertisementlast_img read more

I’m so proud of Dutee Chand: Ellen DeGeneres on Indian sprinter’s coming out

first_imgI’m so proud of Dutee Chand: Ellen DeGeneres on Indian sprinter’s coming outPopular host Ellen DeGeneres rejoiced and was proud of the fact that Dutee Chand became the 1st sportperson in India to openly admit that she’s gay. The 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals had recently opened up to the media about her homosexuality.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 08:50 IST Popular host Ellen DeGeneres is proud of Dutee Chand to be the first sportsperson to come out as gay in India (Photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSEllen Degeneres is an advocate for gay rights herselfShe was proud of the fact that Dutee Chand had bravely come out inf front of the nationChand had earlier admitted that she was in a same-sex relationshipGlobally popular television show host Ellen DeGeneres, an advocate for gay rights, has said she is proud of Indian sportswoman Dutee Chand.Chand, a 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, recently opened up about her homosexuality. She revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town.Praising Chand for embracing her sexuality openly, DeGeneres tweeted: “She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her.”She’s the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I’m so proud of her. https://t.co/auoyWY8yvkEllen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019For Chand, the Supreme Court verdict in September 2018 that decriminalised same-sex relationships between consenting adults provided the impetus for them to arrive at a decision of spending their lives with each other.”When the Supreme Court ruling came on Section 377, then we decided that there is no harm in spending our lives with each other. We decided that we will get married and have a small family for ourselves.”She is from my town and a sports fan herself. She read about the struggles that I have gone through to make a career in sports and told me that she was inspired by my story. That is how we came in touch with each other,” Chand said.advertisementAlso Read | Indian Open boxing: Mary Kom assured of medal, Pawan Narwal advancesAlso Read | Sister’s blackmail, torture forced me to reveal my same-sex relationship: Dutee ChandAlso 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ellen DeGeneresFollow Dutee ChandFollow Homosexualitylast_img read more

Balidan Badge row: Will ICC bow to Dhoni?

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They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trolls

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India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 08:59 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed bore the brunt of the trolls on social media after Pakistan’s humiliating loss against India (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfaraz Ahmed and his Pakistan team were subjected to trolls on social media after their loss vs IndiaCritics and fans have ripped apart Pakistan players for their fitness and lack of preparedness in this World CupPakistan are languishing in 8th place in the points table with 1 win from 4 games so farCricketer Harbhajan Singh on Monday defended the Pakistan national team after they were brutally trolled on social media by fans following their seventh successive defeat in a World Cup match against India on Sunday.Fans from Pakistan began ripped apart their cricket team players and called them out for their lack of preparedness against a strong Indian team.A number of videos and pictures have emerged on social media which show a few Pakistan players having burgers on the eve of the crucial World Cup encounter. As soon as Pakistan crumbled to one of their worst defeats vs India in the tournament, the team’s fans wasted no time in pointing out the player’s outing as the chief reason for the loss.Another image doing the rounds on social media showed Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed yawning on the field during the match – and the picture superimposed on to a pillow on a bed.But Harbhajan Singh came to Pakistan team’s defence and said that players are allowed to eat whatever they want and their diet should not be blamed for their performance on the field.”They are allowed to have burgers, it’s their wish what they want to do,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Former Australia captain Michael Clarke also joined in on the issue surrounding the social media jokes on the Pakistan team.”At the end of the day you put in the work and you get the rewards. If you don’t then you don’t get the rewards. Pakistan has to look at why they are underperforming in this World Cup. Whatever the reason, whether it’s training or the right squad, preparation.advertisement”At the moment they are not playing well enough. They are a better team than how they are playing,” Clarke told India Today.Some people also trolled Shoaib Malik and his wife, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, after they were seen hanging out with Wahab Riaz and Imam-ul-Haq late at night before the big match. Pakistan Cricket Board however, clarified on Monday that no player had violated the curfew timings set by the team management.”I don’t know if it’s true, but if there are pictures doing the rounds then it’s not the right thing to do before the game. Specially a World Cup game against India. I hope it’s not true,” Harbhajan said.The defeat left Pakistan ninth in the 10-team standings with just three points from five matches. Their only win at the tournament came against hosts England while their match against Sri Lanka was washed out.Pakistan must win all four of their remaining group games to have any chance of reaching the World Cup semi-finals. They face South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday before taking on New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.Harbhajan was asked whether Sarfaraz Ahmed would lose his captaincy after this performance to which he said Pakistan need to start winning from here on otherwise drastic measures will have to be taken.”I hope they start winning from here onwards. But if they don’t get forward and don’t get into the semis…I know the emotions with India and Pakistan, I think he’ll lose his job. That’s what happens in India and Pakistan, when you lose a couple of guys have to go,” Harbhajan said.When the same question was asked to Clarke he said, “I don’t follow Pakistan cricket close enough to be in a position to answer that question. As a captain when your team loses your always accountable. But I don’t know if they have got somebody else to replace him.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar slams ‘brainless captain’ Sarfaraz AhmedAlso Read | Rohit Sharma’s cheeky reply to Pak journalist will make you smileAlso Read | India have come a long way since Champions Trophy 2017. Pakistan have notAlso Read | Stop jumping around at Wagah Border and perform on field: Akhtar to Hasan AliFor 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 Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow India vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019 They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollsPakistani fans trolled their national team players after pictures of them having burgers emerged on social media after the humiliating defeat against India on Sunday. graphs scorecard commentary advertisement view more view less Nextlast_img read more

Ishan Kishan quick fire fifty helps India A take 2-0 lead over South Africa A

first_img India Today Web Desk ThiruvananthapuramAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 18:21 IST Ishan Kishan hit a half century to help India A beat South Africa A in the 2nd unofficial ODI. (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSIshan Kishan scored a quick half-century to guide India A to a win over South Africa AKrunal Pandya remained unbeaten on 23 to help India A chase 163-run targetIndia A have taken a 2-0 lead over South Africa AIndia A managed to beat South Africa A by 2 wickets with 6 balls to spare after a game-changing innings from wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan in the second second unofficial ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.India looked in control of the game with Shubman Gill (21) and Anmolpreet Singh (30) at the crease but the course of the match changed when the hosts lost wickets in quick succession.India A were 115 for 4 after 14 overs when Ishan Kishan came out to bat. The young batsman scored 25-ball 55 and bludgeoned five fours and four sixes to bail India A out of a tricky situation.After Kishan departed in the 15th over, onus fell on Krunal Pandya (23*) to keep the run chase going but the all-rounder kept losing partners in his bid to guide India A over the line. India A lost 3 wickets in 6 balls in the death overs but managed to conceal victory in a dramatic finish.India won the toss and decided to field as the match got delayed by almost five hours due to wet outfield and was forced to be reduced to 21-over per side.South Africa were reduced to 15 for 2 in the first 4 overs after both their openers departed cheaply. Reeza Hendricks, who had smashed a hundred in the opening game, scored a lone run in the second ODI.Skipper Temba Bavuma then took the team to 75/4 with his 40 off 33-ball knock but it was George Linde’s who hammered 5 sixes in his unbeaten 25-ball 52 that helped South Africa post a 163-run target for India A.advertisementIn the opening one-dayer, Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube’s big-hitting prowess was well complemented by senior international Yuzvendra Chahal’s five-wicket haul as the hosts comfortably beat South Africa A by 69 runs.Dube remained unbeaten on 79 to help India 327 for 6 in 47 overs. His 71-ball 121 run partnership for the seventh wicket with Axar Patel (60 no off 36 balls) gave Indian total an imposing look.In reply, Chahal warmed up nicely for the upcoming international assignments with figures of 5 for 47 as South Africa were all-out for 258 in 45 overs despite Reeza Hendricks’ century.India senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has been included in the India A side for the last 2 ODIs after Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar got ruled out of the series owing to an injury to his right thumb.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan replaces Vijay Shankar in India A squad for last 2 ODIs vs South Africa AAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Shivam Dube help India A beat South Africa AAlso 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 India A vs South Africa AFollow Shubman Gill Ishan Kishan quick fire fifty helps India A take 2-0 lead over South Africa AIndia A vs South Africa A 2nd unofficial ODI: India A were 115 for 4 after 14 overs when Ishan Kishan came out to bat. The young batsman scored 25-ball 55 and smashed 5 sixes to bail India A out of a tricky situation.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Clearly, he’s a few steps ahead: Parupalli Kashyap on losing to Kento Momota in Korea Open semifinals

first_img India Today Web Desk IncheonSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 22:24 IST IANS PhotoHIGHLIGHTSKashyap lost 13-21, 15-21 vs Momota in a match that lasted 40 minutesWith the win, the Japanese extended his overall lead against Kashyap to 3-0Kashyap was the only Indian left in the tournament after all the star shuttlers made early round exitsIndia’s campaign at the Korea Open Super 500 tournament came to an end on Saturday after Parupalli Kashyap’s loss in the men’s singles semi-finals against Kento Momota, who will face Taiwan’s Tien Chen Chou in the final on Sunday.Kashyap lost 13-21, 15-21 in a match that lasted 40 minutes at the Incheon Airport Skydome. With the win, the Japanese extended his overall lead against Kashyap to 3-0.After the match Kashyap took to social media to express his disappointment at the defeat but conceded that the world No.1 and 2-time world champion Momota was clearly the better shuttler in the match.”Happy with my performance the last two weeks at Korea open and China open. Lost to Kento Momota today. Tried hard to play a good level, clearly, he’s a few steps ahead right now.”Last week I had my chances to win against Anthony Ginting in China open. Happy with the progress. Thank you to the coaching and support staff,” Kashyap wrote on his Instagram page.Momota went into the first-game break with a four-point lead after Kashyap gave away some easy points and committed a number of unforced errors. Things did not turn in the Indian’s favour even after the break as Momota widened the lead to 14-8 and then to 17-10. Kashyap lost the first game 13-21.Kashyap, however, put up a great fight in the second game as he came back from 3-9 to pick three straight points and close in the gap to 7-9.At one point in the 2nd game, Kashyap looked better than Momota as he bagged 9 out of 11 points to equal the 2nd game to 12-all. However, Momota then went on to take 6 straight points from there after Kashyap’s usual errors popped back in the game.The world No. 1 then earned 6 match points. Kashyap saved one with a good smash but Momota did not allow another chance to the other Indian and sealed the match 21-13, 21-15 in 40 minutes.Also Read | Korea Open: Indian challenge ends as Parupalli Kashyap loses semi-final vs Kento MomotaAlso Read | Korea Open: Parupalli Kashyap beats Jan Jorgensen to advance to semi-finalsFor 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 Parupalli KashyapFollow Kento MomotaFollow Korea Open Super 500 Clearly, he’s a few steps ahead: Parupalli Kashyap on losing to Kento Momota in Korea Open semifinalsParupalli Kashyap lost 13-21, 15-21 against Kento Momota in a match that lasted 40 minutes at the Incheon Airport Skydome. With the win, the Japanese extended his overall lead against Kashyap to 3-0.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Four Seasons of Excitement in Lake Tahoe

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Destinations usually fall into one of two categories: places you head to for some winter fun or for some sun, sand and surf. But what might be construed as just a winter wonderland destination can actually offer bountiful activities come summer (or vice versa). One such location is Lake Tahoe. The California/Nevada resort town offers four seasons of excitement: from skiing, curling and snow shoeing in the winter to paddle boarding, hiking and biking in the spring, fall and summer.PlayTahoe is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. With so many activities at your disposal, it’s hard to narrow down your choices if you only have a long weekend in town. In addition to ski resorts such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Northstar, a winter trek can involve curling, snow shoeing and dog sledding. Lake Tahoe Epic Curling sponsors lessons and leagues at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. For just $20, you can learn basic curling techniques for two hours. Brendan Madigan of Alpenglow Sports takes guests snow shoeing and cross country skiing across beautiful Page Meadows. It’s a time to reflect as you get your heart racing.During shoulder season and summer, visitors can paddle board on the lake. Companies such as South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle are leading the way for beginners and experts alike. Hikers can head up the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 172-mile loop around the entire lake that is great for all abilities. Flum Trail on the east side of Lake Tahoe goes up to Marlette Lake and is a great fall hike, whether on foot or bike. Beginners love the Rubicon Trail for it’s six-mile flat hike from Emerald Bay to Sugar Pine State Park as well as its numerous swimming holes. Bay View Trail Head is a challenging hike that climbs 2,000 feet. Visitors often camp near its high elevation lakes. Then there’s Granlibakken Treetop Adventure Course. Think Battle of the Network Stars. The adrenaline-pumping, challenging obstacle course takes you high above the ground, jumping over logs, swinging from ropes, passing through rings and zipping down lines. Each obstacle will make your body ache in places it never has. After all that activity, a massage is in order. The Spa at the Resort at Squaw Creek will kneed the aches and pains out of your body.Eat & DrinkTahoe has long been a popular destination for Californians looking to escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and Los Angeles. And those same city dwellers expect good food to follow them. Tahoe doesn’t disappoint. For lunch, head to The Terrace Restaurant and Bar in High Camp. The view over Squaw Valley can take your breath away. The Boathouse is a Tahoe institution, serving fresh fish and meat in a tranquil setting overlooking the lake. Jimmy’s at The Landing Resort & Spa, a new 88-room boutique hotel on the water’s edge in South Lake Tahoe, serves inspired Greek cuisine. Ask for the lamb belly entree with braised carrots. It’s not on the menu but is a must for any gourmand. The iconic Jake’s on the Lake is a place to see and be seen by locals and Tahoe regulars. Dine on standard American fare such as burgers, steaks and fish. For your last night, head to North Lake Tahoe and Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton. The wine list is extensive and well thought out. Try the black cod with fennel and almonds. It melts in your mouth with every bite. For drinks, locals prefer the Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar for its innovative cocktails and outdoor fire pit. Uncorked, a group of wine bars around Tahoe, offer flights and single glasses sure to impress your date.StayUnlike more snooty resort towns, Tahoe offers accommodations for every budget, from motels and backpacker lodgings to five-star resorts. If budget is no issue, try the Ritz Carlton near Northstar. The 153 rooms and suites embrace a hearty alpine decor with a modern twist. Think dark wood and clean, white linens. A gas fireplace warms up the room as your feet sink into a plush carpet. Bathtubs and showers are expansive as are the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. If your room is not ready when you check in—as was the case with mine—the front desk will upgrade you to a deluxe room—if available—with a spectacular view of alpine meadows.As you gaze down the mountain, you breathe in a sigh and thank the gods for another spectacular day. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploringlast_img read more