14 Nov

VAR rules out Mata goal for offside

first_imgHuddersfield Town v Manchester United VAR strikes again! Man Utd denied as Mata goal deemed offside Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:42 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Manchester United VAR disallowed goal Gareth Copley/Getty Images Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Manchester United Huddersfield Town FA Cup Videos The attacker thought he had doubled Manchester United’s lead against Huddersfield only to be declared offside on review Video Assistant Refereeing has struck again and this time Juan Mata and Manchester United will feel the victims.Mata appeared to double Manchester United’s lead against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup just before half-time, after he took an Ashley Young pass, rounded goalkeeper Jonas Lossel and finished off the chance.AdChoices广告However, the celebrations proved premature as referee Kevin Friend consulted the VAR, who deemed Mata to be offside, ruling out the goal. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The decision looked to be an extremely close one, with Mata quite possibly just level with the defender. Should this goal have stood?VAR ruled out Mata’s goal for offside just before halftime. https://t.co/nMyg8PrVDp— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 17, 2018 “That was a shambles””There is no way you can say that is offside”@mrjakehumphrey, @RobbieSavage8 and Paul Scholes have been left baffled by VAR  pic.twitter.com/yafIwCwZU1— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2018Mata had already contributed to United’s advantage, delivering the assist for Romelu Lukaku’s third-minute opener.Earlier in the week in the build-up to the game, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho spoke on VAR and deferred to referees on whether it was a good thing or bad thing.“When people ask us if we like it, if we don’t like it, if we agree with it or don’t agree with it, I think honestly it’s a question for the referees,” Mourinho told MUTV.“They want to perform the best they can, they don’t like to make mistakes. And sometimes they make mistakes because it’s a human mistake and you cannot go over it unless you have some technological support. So, if the referees are happy with that technological support, then yes, let’s go for the VAR. I think, from my perspective, I like the feeling.” He also believed the system will be improved upon as it gets used, noting there are issues with it at the current time.“Of course, they need adjustments,” he said. “They need to make sure that they don’t change the dynamic of the game too much, the emotion of the game too much – people waiting a couple of minutes to know if they can jump [and celebrate] because it was a goal.“But, from my professional perspective, I like the feeling of a right decision is coming. It’s a penalty or not a penalty, it’s handball or not handball, it’s a red card or not a red card. I think a fair decision is a feeling that I like.”United goalkeeper David de Gea, who was rested for the game, offered his response to Mata’s goal being disallowed on Twitter.😳— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) February 17, 2018Fuming pic.twitter.com/Q185UOcDSG— The Belgian Zidane (@TheFellainiLife) February 17, 2018Dave save the world from VAR please.— Jake (@JakeSkinner98) February 17, 2018Mourinho’s side did double their lead 10 minutes into the second half when Alexis Sanchez set up Lukaku for the Belgian striker’s second goal of the game. They went on to win by a 2-0 scoreline, sending the Red Devils to the FA Cup quarter-finals.last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoEx-Chelsea captain Wise wants big name striker signing

first_imgEx-Chelsea captain Wise wants big name striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea captain Dennis Wise wants to see the club spend big on a new striker signing.Wise believes the answer to their problems lie in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski or Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.“Chelsea will want a striker,” Wise told the Daily Express.“Someone who can score goals and at the moment we haven’t got someone who will get 25 goals a season.“Unfortunately not loads of them about, so it’s about getting the right one. “There are a couple of goalscorers they should be willing to pay for, like Lewandowski or Jamie Vardy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoSneijder unsurprised Real Madrid struggling without Ronaldo

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sneijder unsurprised Real Madrid struggling without Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWesley Sneijder isn’t surprised seeing Real Madrid struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo.Sneijder believes Ajax can upset Real in their Champions League round 16 clash.Sneijder told Marca: “I knew that Real Madrid depended a lot on Ronaldo, as he always made the difference. So it hasn’t been a surprise for me. Ronaldo always carried the team on his back and it seems, from what we’ve seen up until now, that Real Madrid depended on him a lot. “If Real Madrid did have him then Ajax’s chances of going through would be significantly reduced.” last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Man City still world’s best

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Man City still world’s bestby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are still the best team in the world.Klopp’s Liverpool are seven points ahead of City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their encounter at the Etihad on Thursday night.But the German insists City are still the top team in world football.”It’s a normal game against Manchester City, a very difficult one, one of the most difficult games you can play in the modern football world, away at City. It’s a really strong football team with an outstanding manager and that’s how it is when you play them,” Klopp told a media conference.”You have to prepare as good as possible, we have to be brave, we have to be full of desire, angry again, like in all the other games. We have to be that, but with the knowledge that the opponent is, for me, still the best team in the world.”That’s how it is. I said it weeks ago because it’s 100 per cent my opinion because of how they play, all the things they achieved, they will achieve and all that stuff, so nothing changed. Only the points changed but not the preparation for the game.” last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoHodgson admits Crystal Palace need striker signing

first_imgHodgson admits Crystal Palace need striker signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits they need a striker signing.Hodgson admits signing a striker is Crystal Palace’s top priority during the January transfer window.“Getting a striker is obviously something we would like because as we’ve seen once again, we can’t do much more in terms of dominating games,” Hodgson said.“It’s pretty obvious that if we had that person who score goals from nothing, or scores goals from half-chances, we’d be a lot higher up the Premier League and would have won our FA Cup game a lot earlier.“It’s early days in the transfer window and everybody knows this is a tough transfer window because clubs aren’t eager to let players go if they’re good enough.“You’re looking for the rare pearl – someone who is good enough who will make us better who at the same time for some reason is being released by their club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

4 days agoBernard says Everton players behind manager Marco Silva

first_imgBernard says Everton players behind manager Marco Silvaby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton midfielder Bernard says the players are behind manager Marco Silva.Bernard scored in victory over West Ham.”We believe in the quality, knowledge and professionalism of Marco Silva,” Bernard said.”We have the quality, we are a good team with excellent players and know we should be doing better.”My immediate objective is for Everton to get out of the position we are in. But my main focus is to help the team by scoring goals, to help Everton achieve things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

27 Oct

Photo: Baylor QB Commit J.W. Ketchum Had An Awesome BU Birthday Cake

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)J.W. Ketchum III from Houston is one of two quarterbacks committed to Baylor in the 2015 class, and based on the birthday cake that he posted to Twitter this morning, he is a very solid verbal. my birthday cake was live #BU19 SIC’EM BEARS !! pic.twitter.com/es1CVVyhWH— KING✨ (@official_jk3) January 18, 2015Ketchum is a three-star recruit ranked as the 57th best prospect in Texas by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He and five-star Jarrett Stidham, who is already in Waco, are both vying to follow in the footsteps of Robert Griffin III and Bryce Petty.last_img read more

27 Oct

Photos: Urban Meyer Is Recruiting A 3-Month-Old Prospect To Ohio State

first_imgUrban Meyer writes a funny recruiting letter to 3 month old.Urban Meyer 3-Month-Old RecruitCollege football coaches have been known to start recruiting prospects when they’re pretty young; a couple years ago, a 13-year-old quarterback committed to USC. We’ve never seen one as young as this one, though. Urban Meyer recently sent a recruiting letter to Jack Nicholas Wolfgram, a three-month-old Buckeye fan who “needs to gain a little weight.” @collinnailor @Jones @LoriSchmidt sign him up. Baby Jack has been recruited by Urban #OSU #classof2033 pic.twitter.com/p6Rrfpiaxt— Nick W (@Wolfgram24) May 2, 2015This came after his parents sent Meyer a letter, boasting about their son’s 40-time.@LoriSchmidt @collinnailor @Jones pic.twitter.com/m8jV9OXhh6— Nick W (@Wolfgram24) May 3, 2015Who will be Ohio State’s coach in 2033, anyway? [11W]last_img read more

27 Oct

All-Big 12 Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas Arrested On Charges Of Public Intoxication, Assault & Battery

first_imgOklahoma starting cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of public intoxication and assault & battery. Thomas appears in the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office desk blotter after being filed at 2:45 a.m.jordan thomas oklahoma arrest This is Thomas’ second arrest in the last eight months. On December 13, he spent a night in jail for failing to appear in court for traffic violations. Thomas was named to the All-Big 12 first team by ESPN, and second team by the Associate Press and Phil Steele last season.[Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

26 Oct

Ohio State Media Is Not Happy With Ryan Day’s Statement Today

first_imgOhio State players interacting with fans as they leave the field.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Fans congratulate the Ohio State Buckeyes as they leave the field following their 42-7 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Big college football programs are not huge fans of media access during the lead up to the season. Ohio State has doubled down on that, shutting down what the media can see at practice.It isn’t a huge surprise, given the uncertainly around the program with Urban Meyer on administrative leave. It hasn’t made the media’s job any easier though.We’re sure Buckeye fans and the program itself would love some attention paid to the team, which will enter the year as one of the favorites to play as a national championship. Instead, because they can’t see how Dwyane Haskins looks behind center, or what havoc Nick Bosa is wrecking on the practice field, the Urban Meyer remains as the most tangible thing we can grab onto.It’s incredible that Ohio State would rather the beat only cover the Urban/Zach saga than the actual team. Just an all-time miscalculation from a PR standpoint.— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) August 16, 2018Interim head coach Ryan Day has not spoken to the media since stepping in for Meyer, and players have not been made available at all, which has also rustled feathers.Today, Ryan Day put out a lengthy update on Ohio State football, in lieu of an actual media session.In it, he breaks down the various position groups, and thanks the administration for their support in what is definitely a tough time for the program.pic.twitter.com/DkoupVMQRN— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 17, 2018It is something, but it definitely isn’t the same as getting a full compliment of writers, especially with the large Buckeyes media corps, to break down the team.As many have noted, this doesn’t serve the fans, who are desperate for information and non-Meyer speculation, with just weeks until the team opens against Oregon State.Cleveland.com’s Doug Lesmerises took the opportunity to share his thoughts about how Ohio State football has handled the situation. The form in which he did it contains more than a little bit of snark.pic.twitter.com/nEgbUJLsn9— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) August 17, 2018From his letter:“As representatives of you, the people, we feel reasonable access to the players and coaches you care so deeply about serves both the citizens and taxpayers of this state, as well as the program of which we speak. While some restrictions in the name of protecting amateur teenage athletes from the gaping maw of the voracious football writers of Columbus are expected and understood, come on, we really hope we can interview them soon.”Lesmerises is not the only member of the media to share his disappointment with how Ohio State has handled this part of the situation. Others from around the college football world have done the same.This is, apparently, instead of having media come to camp and report on it. (everything’s been closed during the investigation) https://t.co/AAGWe1pKSk— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 17, 2018Day ended his letter by thanking the media “for their patience and understanding.” Remember, by not allowing interviews, OSU is not denying the media as much as the team’s fans, who rely on the media for much of their information about the team.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 17, 2018Ohio State press conferences, now delivered by carrier pigeon https://t.co/RnIReqEypy— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) August 17, 2018Ohio State has been under a media blackout, so they instead release this. Laughable. (Not blaming Ryan for this at all). https://t.co/8X2KuITxQY— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 17, 2018Media will be allowed to view the first three periods of tomorrow’s practice. However, it doesn’t sound like there will be any chance of interviews.last_img read more

26 Oct

ESPN Thinks 2 Teams Are Near Locks For The College Football Playoff

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still months away, but preseason projections are rolling in from ESPN.The Worldwide Leader published its initial College Football Playoff projections this morning, using its Football Power Index.ESPN believes two teams are locks for the postseason.All of ESPN’s projections have both Alabama and Clemson making the College Football Playoff. They are the only two teams in each of the projections.Statistically, ESPN gives Clemson a better than 80 percent chance to make the playoff, with Alabama at better than 70 percent.No other team on ESPN’s projections has a better than 50 percent chance of making it.You can view all of ESPN’s projections here.last_img read more

25 Oct

PSG star stiker Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks with foot injury

first_img Next Reuters ParisJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 17:49 IST Neymar suffered a foot injury against Strasbourg in the French Cup last week (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNeymar will miss both legs of PSG’s Champions League last 16-tie against Manchester UnitedPSG visit Old Trafford for the first leg of their last-16 clash on February 12It was a recurrence of the injury that threatened his World Cup participation last yearParis St Germain forward Neymar has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury, the Ligue 1 club said in a statement on Wednesday.Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal against Strasbourg in the French Cup last week, with the club confirming it was a recurrence of the injury that threatened his World Cup participation last year.The Brazilian will miss both legs of PSG’s Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United.PSG visit Old Trafford for the first leg of their last-16 clash on February 12 before hosting the return leg on March 6.PSG said in a statement that the 26-year-old Neymar, who left the field in tears after suffering the injury in a French Cup game against Strasbourg on January 23, will not have surgery after the club consulted “world renowned experts” on Tuesday.”The international striker agreed with this protocol,” the statement from the French champions read.Last year, Neymar was out for 11 weeks after suffering a metatarsal injury on the same right foot, missing PSG’s Champions League last-16 exit to Real Madrid.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow NeymarFollow Paris St Germain PSG star stiker Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks with foot injuryNeymar will miss both legs of Paris St Germain’s Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United.advertisementlast_img read more

25 Oct

Indian women’s hockey team end series with 0-4 loss to South Korea

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service JincheonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 16:48 IST Indian women’s hockey team lost 0-4 to South Korea. (Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia)HIGHLIGHTSIndian women hockey team lost the inconsequential series game 0-4 to South AfricaIndia had already clinched the series with 2 wins earlierIndian coach Sjoerd Marijne said India will have to learn from the experiencesThe Indian women’s hockey team lost 0-4 to hosts South Korea in the third match of the series here on Friday. India had earlier registered two back-to-back wins but could not muster a third win to end the series on a sweet note.The team’s defense was put under pressure right from the start as the hosts made successful forays into the striking circle. They created as many as five penalty corners in the match and converted one in the 29th minute.Jang Heesan was the one to score first following which the Indian team conceded back-to-back goals in the 41st minute through Kim Hyunji and Kang Jina. The 0-3 lead dented India’s comeback in the match while Lee Yuri’s goal in the 53rd minute sealed the match for the hosts.”The learning process is always with ups and downs and today was one such experience where we had to deal with setbacks early on and could not recover. But this does not mean we won’t learn from this experience,” stated coach Sjoerd Marijne after the match.He added that the “Republic Of Korea is a good team and today they were much better than us. But I am happy with our performances in the first two matches. And now we know what we must improve upon to be fully prepared for the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019.”Also Read | India take unassailable 2-0 lead over Korea, clinch women’s hockey seriesAlso Read | Indian women’s hockey team beat South Korea 2-1 in tour openerAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 Jang HeesanFollow Kim HyunjiFollow Kang JinaFollow Lee YuriFollow Sjoerd MarijneFollow FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019 Indian women’s hockey team end series with 0-4 loss to South KoreaAfter two back-to-back wins, Indian women’s hockey team lost 0-4 to South Korea in the third and final game of the series.advertisementlast_img read more

25 Oct

World Cup 2019: What to expect from cricket’s biggest spectacle in the UK

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: What to expect from cricket’s biggest spectacle in the UKEngland are playing hosts for the first time since 1999 and they are also the pre-tournament favourites at the World Cup, starting May 30. The organizers are banking on the 10-team format, flat pitches, a plethora of superstars to make sure the cricketing showpiece remains competitive and viewer-friendlyadvertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 12:41 IST The Cricket World Cup 2019 begins on May 30 (Twitter: @cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSCricket World Cup 2019 begins on May 30 with hosts England taking on South AfricaThe ICC has reverted back to the 10-team format after 14 teams featured in 2011 and 2015500-run totals has become the buzzword ahead of the cricket carnival in the UKFirst things first! Disclaimer: It’s a discouraging fact. The “World Cup”, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom will only be played by 10 teams. The International Cricket Council has brought down the number of teams by 4 from the previous edition held in 2015.While a 10-team World Cup is expected to “keep the standard of playing high”, don’t expect the thrills and frills that surrounds an underdog stunning the big boys of world cricket.Nonetheless, the organizers are banking on the format — a single-legged round robin in which all 10 teams face each other — to add the ingredients that can make the cricket’s biggest tournament a blockbuster.The World Cup has returned to the home of cricket, England for the first time since the 1999 edition. 10 teams will be camped in the UK over the next 46 days for the 14th edition of the quadrennial 50-over tournament.So what’s all the buzz around the 2019 edition of the World Cup?Cricket’s biggest superstar and captain of the India cricket team, Virat Kohli has said the round-robin format makes the upcoming edition one the most challenging tournaments he has ever played.There’s going to be very little room for errors and consistency is going to be key for teams. At the same time, as Sachin Tendulkar puts it, the “format still gives you a chance to come back”.The team that lifts the trophy on June 14 would have played 11 matches and beaten most of the other 9 teams in the tournament. Worthy winners, eh?Who are the favourites?advertisementWell, England and India. That’s at least what the pundits say.England are “obsessed” with being the first team to post a 500-run total in ODI cricket, Virat Kohli had said. Well, they certainly look determined to do what was considered improbable a few years ago.The hosts, led by Eoin Morgan, have a power-packed batting unit with staggering depth. They have been breaking batting records at will. England have the ODI World Cup for the highest total — 481/6 against Australia at home in 2018. Since the start of 2018, England have posted the most number of 300-plus totals — 14.England can certainly dream. The pioneers of cricket might just have their first 50-over World Cup trophy on June 14. While their batting depth is certain to give opposition captains sleepless nights, Morgan’s men have a well-rounded squad that is ranked No. 1 in ODI cricket.On the other hand, Virat Kohli and his men are tipped to bring home their third World Cup title from England. In a first, India are riding on their bowling attack to deliver at the biggest stage of world cricket. With two wrist-spinners who are proven destroyers of batting line-ups and the arguably the best pacer in their line-up, India’s bowling line-up can bust the hype surrounding consistent 400-run totals at the World Cup.At the same time, India’s batting line-up has a plethora of superstars who have their own approaches of getting the job done, which is not necessarily going berserk from Ball 1.What about five-time champions and the most successful World Cup team, Australia? If their performances in 2019 are anything to go by, don’t be surprised if Aaron Finch becomes the fifth title-winning captain from Australia.The comeback men are scoring runs to win back their spots and the rest are doing the same retain theirs. Their pacers have the pace to intimidate the opposition. A world-class finger spinner and a fearless wrist-spinner. Sound a winning recipe?West Indies, Pakistan dark-horses?Pakistan have had a woeful run in 2019. They were blanked by Australia 5-0 in the UAE. They lost to England just before the World Cup 4-0. They were handed a 3-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in a warm-up match last week. But you can’t count them out, can you? Unpredictability is the keyword that can propel them to the top step of the podium.On the other hand, the West Indies are suddenly looking threatening. Administrative issues coupled with lack of key stars had derailed their cricket over the last few years but just ahead of the World Cup, the Carribean side seems to have got it acts right.The big-hitting superstars are back. Led by an inspirational captain, their pace attack is once again starting to push batsmen on the back foot and intimidate them, There’s certainly a flair around this West Indies side that was missing with the previous sides from the Caribbean islands over the last decade or so. Will it be enough? It remains to be seen.Will it be high-scoring games throughout? What happens to the ball-bat balance?advertisementIn the age of T20 cricket, the balance between the bat and the ball isn’t going to be discussed. Wickets in England are expected to be flat, as flat as roads where batsmen can mishit shots a couple of rows into the stands.However, the pitches are expected to get drier as the tournament progresses during the English summer. Spinners, as quite a few pundits are pointing out, are going to play a key role in the second half of the tournament. Well, most of the teams have got at least one wrist-spinner. Haven’t they?Also Read | World Cup 2019 opening ceremony: Virat Kohli, Malala Yousafzai show stealers in London partyAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar to make his commentary debut in World Cup 2019 openerFor 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 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India cricket teamFollow England cricket teamlast_img read more

25 Oct

World Cup 2019: Yuvraj Singh thanks Guru Gary, but says no favours on June 5

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Yuvraj Singh thanks Guru Gary, but says no favours on June 5Before India’s World Cup opener against South Africa, host broadcasters, Star Sports have come out with an advertisement where Indian fans are shown talking about their love for former coach and South African cricketer Gary Kirsten.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 12:26 IST Gary Kirsten guided India to lift the Cricket World Cup trophy in 2011. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn a new World Cup ad by broadcasters, Indians fans are shown thanking former India coach Gary KirstenFormer South African player Gary Kirsten-coached India lifted the 2011 World Cup trophyIndia will open their World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5Ahead of India’s much anticipated World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5 at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire, host broadcasters Star Sports have come out with a masterstroke of an advertisement.In the latest advertisement, while the Indian fans are shown talking about their love for former coach Gary Kirsten — under whom India won the World Cup in 2011 — they can also be seen warning him and the Proteas against any favor from Virat Kohli and the boys.India had defeated Sri Lanka in the finals of the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2. Chasing 275, then skipper M. Dhoni (91) and Gautam Gambhir (97) had played brilliant knocks to win the coveted trophy for the Men in Blue.Yuvraj Singh, who was integral to India’s successful campaign in 2011 edition of the World Cup, also shared the 45-second video on Twitter and wrote that Kirsten played a key part in making April 2nd night a memorable one for every Indian.”April 2, 2011 – a night I can never forget, and a night that one South African played a key part in making it possible,” said Yuvraj while backing Kohli’s men to lift the coveted trophy on July 14 at the iconic Lords in England.April 2, 2011 – A night I can never forget, and a night that one South African played a key part in making it possible!#ThankYouGary and see you on June 5, #SA! @Gary_KirstenIndia hi #LeJayenge #CricketKaCrown, @StarSportsIndia par! pic.twitter.com/K2vk1z4Hqwadvertisementyuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 30, 2019In the 2015 edition of the World Cup, India had defeated South Africa in the group stage. After setting up a target of 308, the Men in Blue bundled out the Proteas for 177, thus registering their first win over South Africa in all editions of the World Cup.But Yuvraj ended the tweet saying that while he has all the respect for Guru Gary – as Kirsten was fondly called – this game on June 5 will be won by India.Also Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Full guest list, session names and timingAlso Read | Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan reveal the funniest sledges by Indian playersAlso 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 World Cup 2019Follow Gary KirstenFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Virat KohliFollow Mahendra Singh DhoniFollow Gautam Gambhirlast_img read more

25 Oct

World Cup 2019: Alex Carey took the game away from us, says Kane Williamson

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Alex Carey took the game away from us, says Kane WilliamsonAustralia were once reeling at 92/5 but it was Usman Khwaja’s 88 and a valiant 71-run knock by wicket-keeper Alex Carey which took Australia to a fighting total at Lord’s.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 10:44 IST Kane Williamson says that Alex Carey’s 71- runs hit had helped Australia to get the upper hand in the game (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia rode on Alex Carey’s 71 to post 243 for 9 vs New ZealandMitchell Starc took 5 for 26 in 9.4 overs as AUS bowled NZ out for 157 in 43.4 oversAustralia clinched the top spot in the points table with their 7th win in 8 gamesA 86-run defeat against Australia has put uncertainty over New Zealand’s place in the knock-out stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as the Black Caps have 11 points from eight games. The Kane Williamson-led side will not only have to win it’s last league game but will also have to expect that host England and Pakistan lose their remaining games.In their contest against the defending champions on Saturday, the Kiwis restricted the Aussies at 243 but failed to overhaul the target as their entire team was bundled out for 157 runs, courtesy Mitchell Starc’s 5/26. The defending champions were once reeling at 92/5 but it was Usman Khwaja’s 88 and a valiant 71-run knock by wicket-keeper Alex Carey which took Australia to a fighting total.As Aussie skipper Aaron Finch praised Carey for making the difference, Williamson also felt that the stumper’s innings on a slow wicket was something which took the game away from them.Speaking at the post-match presentation, the Kiwi skipper said: “We weren’t able to break that partnership (Khwaja and Carey) and Carey came and took the game away — a brilliant innings on that surface. I think Australia adapted better than we did.”Williamson meanwhile, also felt the pitch at Lord’s was difficult to bat on and said: “It was a challenging surface if you could hit the wicket hard. The nature of the slope here always brings about movement and some uneven bounce. We were in a position of strength in the first half of the first innings at 92/5. Credit to the way they rebuilt and got themselves to a competitive total.”advertisementThe Kiwis will face host England in their next and last league group game of the showpiece event and another loss will make their chances of entering the knock-outs tough. Facing such a crunch situation, Williamson said he and the team management will need to read the wicket perfectly beside making the right moves.”It’s important that we move on quickly from this game. We need to do better on the next surface. We need to have a look at the surface when we get there and make the right decisions accordingly. The wickets haven’t been what most people expected, and they’re getting tired towards the end of the tournament,” he concluded.The Black Caps, who have 11 points from eight games and their semi-final berth is still uncertain, will be up against the hosts on July 3, while defending champions Australia, who have 14 points in their kitty, will take on South Africa in their last league affair at the Old Trafford, Manchester on July 6.Also Read | India vs England, Weather Updates: Will rain play spoilsport in Birmingham?Also Read | World Cup 2019: England’s struggle leaves Virat Kohli surprisedAlso 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 New Zealand vs AustraliaFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Alex Carey Nextlast_img read more

25 Oct

Sachin Tendulkar 6th Indian to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

first_imgSachin Tendulkar 6th Indian to be inducted into ICC Hall of FameAfter the expiry of the mandatory period of 5 years since his international retirement Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame alongside South African great Allan Donald and Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.advertisement Press Trust of India LondonJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 17:08 IST Sachin Tendulkar has joined the likes of Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev on the ICC Hall of Fame (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar is the latest entrant on the ICC Hall of FameRahul Dravid was the previous Indian to be inducted on the list in 2018There are more English players in the Hall of Fame than players from other countriesIndian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald.Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.”It’s a huge honour for me,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here on Sunday night.Highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricketHighest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricketScorer of 100 international centuriesThe term ‘legend’ doesn’t do him justice. @sachin_rt is the latest inductee into the ICC Hall Of Fame.#ICCHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/AlXXlTP0g7ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2019Other Indians on the list are Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018) – figures inside brackets indicate the year of induction.The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded as the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.He has 34,357 runs across formats and is the only batsman to have 100 internationals hundreds under his belt.The 52-year-old Donald is one of the finest bowlers to have played the game and had 330 Test and 272 ODI wickets to his credit before calling it quits in 2003.Fitzpatrick is the second-highest wicket-taker of all time in women’s cricket with 180 ODI scalps and 60 in Tests. As a coach, she guided the Australian women’s team to three World Cup titles.Also Read | Hundreds of people out of a job just like that: Zimbabwe cricket stars heartbroken after ICC decisionAlso Read | ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effectadvertisementFor 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 Tiwarilast_img read more

24 Oct

For the Gentleman Lumberjack: The Explorers Axe from United By Blue

first_img Is This Modern-Day Lumberjack Competition the Coolest Sport in the World? Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar Humanity owes a lot to the axe. For millennia, our ancestors used axes to fell and chop trees, break open stubborn fruit, and cut apart just about everything. The axe compounded our limited physical capabilities and helped us carve civilization out of wilderness. Now, United By Blue is helping men return to the wild with their Explorers Collection of axes.In recent years, the inexhaustible drive to make things better has led to the development of super-sophisticated axes made of ultra-light carbon fiber titanium alloy or whatever. However, like the toothbrush, it’s not really necessary to improve upon the axe’s classic design. The folks at United By Blue have created simple, durable, American-made axes with wood handles and steel heads. They have allowed themselves one indulgence: exquisite artistic designs on each handle.The Explorers Collection is comprised of five beautiful axes. Each axe is 26 inches long, and made with a solid hickory wood handle and a two-pound Hudson Bay-style steel axe head. The axe heads are hand-sharpened and covered with black and clear enamel to ensure longevity.The handsome handle designs were created by United By Blue True Explorers. These photographers, designers, outdoorsmen, and wanderers let the majesty of nature flow over them like a mountain stream as they created these works of art. Each axe is named after the artist who emblazoned the handle, not unlike the smiths of old; there’s the Gram Axe, the Keegan Axe, The Shea Axe, the Stewart Axe, and the Ross Axe.Related: How to Split Wood Like a LumberjackLike all United By Blue products, the Explorer Axes are responsibly made in the USA. United By Blue is one of our favorite brands, partially because they remove one pound of trash from roads, oceans, and waterways for every product they sell. To date, they’ve organized 120 cleanups and removed an astonishing 217,000 pounds of trash in 21 states. The planet needs more companies like United By Blue; could you imagine if McDonald’s removed a piece of trash for every burger they sold?If you’re looking for a trusty tool for your next foray into the wilderness, strap an Explorers Axe to your pack. You can purchase the Explorer’s Axe on United By Blue’s website for $165. Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? 8 Best Digital Food Scales to Smarten Up Your Kitchen and Meal Prep Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

24 Oct

Make Your Water Sparkle With SodaStream Power

first_img The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations When I was a child in California, I used to detest the taste of sparkling water. To me, it was like flavorless soda, and who likes to drink flavorless soda? But slowly, as my palette evolved, I grew to have a fondness for sparkling water, which probably started when I was studying in France when I was at university. After school, I moved to New York, where people seem to drink seltzer just as much as they drink flat water. But I’ll have to admit, it got annoying going to the bodega or the grocery store week after week to keep my fridge stocked with soda water. Then everything changed once the SodaStream Power entered my life.This marvelous piece of technology that also looks cool in your kitchen because it’s designed by Yves Béhar, took away my need to buy bottles of sparkling water regularly, and on top of that it cut down on waste. All I had to do was attach one of the bottles that comes with the starter kit to the machine, and press a button, and voila — a bottle of sparkling water. It also took care of another craving I often have for all natural sodas. SodaStream also makes syrups that you can add to the bottle of sparkling water you just made, so you can have say, a Green Apple Cucumber soda, or a Black Currant Lime. They also have all the other standard flavors: orange, cola, cream soda, lemon lime and more. If energy is what you’re after, SodaStream also has energy syrups.Now, thanks to the SodaStream Power, I know longer have to make regular store runs just to have my house fully stocked with sparkling water. Plus, I’m also cutting down on using plastic. It’s a win-win situation.For more information, visit sodastreamusa.com. How to Make a Mojito The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar The Best Gin Mixers to Have in Your Pantry at All Timeslast_img read more

24 Oct

Take a Dip into the Past at Camp Wandawega

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground If, as a child, you dreamed of attending summer camp, but for whatever reason (geographic, economic, insectophobic), you never had the chance, then you’ll want to drop everything and immediately make plans for your next summer vacation. Camp Wandawega, also known as Wandawega Lake Resort, located just 90 miles north of Chicago near Elkhorn, Wisconsin, is the relaxing, summer-camp-like getaway of your adult dreams.Established in 1925 as a bootlegging locus and speakeasy (complete with a secret hooch cellar found beneath a trap-door in the main lodge), it wasn’t long before prohibition ended and Wandawega morphed into a backwoods brothel and gambling den, before being transformed a few more times into a family summer resort, a Latvian Catholic retreat, and finally its current incarnation: a no-frills, vintage and vintage-inspired, woodsy, lake retreat complete with bunkhouses, cottages, and old-school camping tents–all created and curated by Chicago-based couple David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt.I had the pleasure of visiting Camp Wandawega with a bevy of other writers for a makers’ retreat hosted by Shinola Detroit. While there, we learned the ins and outs of leather working, craft cocktail construction, and were able to enjoy all the amenities and activities that the camp has to offer. So trust me when I say this: Camp Wandawega is a world unto itself–a place where time seems to pass more slowly and straddles eras, causing even the most city-loving, schedule-obsessed urbanite to ponder what decade they’re in. Wandawega is a place to go when you want to cast aside your worldly cares, ditch your emails and phone calls, and simply be. Nestled on over 25 acres of forested Wisconsin land skirting the edge of Lake Wandawega, Camp Wandawega has everything you could ever need or want in your own personal summer camp. With lakeside cabins, a two-story treehouse, a vintage travel trailer playfully nicknamed “The Canned Ham,” and an authentic camp bunkhouse and lodge, there’s a place for everyone at camp.But do not be fooled by the gorgeous setting and polished photos. This isn’t glamping, as even Wandawega’s  Manifesto of Low Expectations warns.“We are not for the meek, the squeamish, or any other synonym for folks who don’t like roughing it,” reads a harrowing line from the manifesto guests receive prior to arrival. This is just an ever so slight exaggeration–you’re not sleeping in a hut or a slum. But you will be sleeping in rooms that haven’t been updated since they were built–where windows get stuck, there’s no air conditioning, kitchens and bathrooms are communal, the beds are squeaky and rickety, and you are issued one towel for the duration of your stay. Also, there are no televisions on the property. Now, if that sounds like a disastrous vacation in the making, again, do not be swayed, because, for all its rough-around-the-edges-atmosphere, Camp Wandawega truly is place for you to let go, sit back, crack a beer, and relax. However, f you’re not a sit-around-and-do-nothing type of person, Wandawega has more than enough activities to satisfy your lust for adventure.Ever wanted to throw hatchets or knives? Check. Try your hand at Archery? Check. Swimming, boating, fishing, rope-swinging? Check, check, and double check. Interested in playing shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, horseshoes? There’s an entire sports locker stocked with vintage gear that could have belonged to your grandfather and which you can use free of charge and with absolutely no supervision–so be safe! Feeling woodsy? Set off through the surrounding forest for a lakeside hike where you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world–a perfect antidote to our overly-scheduled and hectic lifestyle.Not interested in sports? No problem. Take a few short steps from your room to the lake, grab a boat and an oar, and row on out to float the day away on some seriously peaceful waters with virtually no other boat traffic. Pole along through thick lily-pads and algae to find a shaded spot near the abutting wetlands and let birdsong and the croak of frogs lull you into a contented midday revelry. Too lazy to even row? Sink into one of several hammocks strung among the trees and slip into an unashamed midday slumber.Hungry? Wandawega offers no food or restaurants, so pack your own cooler before arrival. Bring all the typical camp fixings: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, dip, beer and the requisite chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers for s’mores. Feel free to use the communal kitchens, grills, and barbecues found throughout the property (firewood is free, but you’ll have to bring your own charcoal). If you’re itching to get back to civilization for some chef-cooked grub, head away from camp toward the local town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin where you’ll find pizza, a couple of throw-back supper clubs (Mars Restaurant & Resort and The Village Supper Club), and The Chalet, an atypical middle-of-nowhere restaurant with quality ingredients and tasty fare. Friday nights in Wisconsin are all about the fish-fry, thanks to the state’s large Catholic population, so expect some fresh-caught lake perch or walleye, deep fried, with a few potato pancakes on the side.Looking to reserve your spot right away? Wandawega, unlike many lakeside resorts, remains open year round. So if you’re in the mood for some snow-shoeing, cross country-skiing, hockey, or ice skating, book a spot for December or January when the camp takes on the serene quiet of an Upper-Midwest winter. As for the summer months, it’s best to book well in advance. As The Manifesto of Low Expectations explains, “…everyone from Martha to NPR seem to like [Camp Wandawega]. If you can find us and there’s still a cabin open, it’s yours. We still can’t figure out why, but we book up fast.” After visiting myself, I could give them more than a few reasons.So, whether your’re gearing up for a romantic weekend away or are planning a summer family reunion, Camp Wandawega can handle it all, if you can handle it. Rent a single room, an entire bunkhouse floor, or hell, the whole camp. It’s up to you and your budget.The only downside to Camp Wandawega is the fact that, eventually, you have to leave. So if you’re looking for a souvenir to remember Wandawega by, check out their Camp Store–located in the main lodge–for some nostalgic, fun, and occasionally practical doodads and trinkets. It’s the Camp Wandawega way.Camp Wandawega is located approximately 90 miles north of Chicago near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. For reservations, see their Visit page for more information, availability, and links to their AirBnB page.  The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place)last_img read more