Liverpool boss Klopp: Roma style hid Alisson strengthsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the impact of Alisson this season.The Reds splashed out £67million on the goalkeeper from Roma.Liverpool have conceded just eight times in 20 matches – a staggering eight fewer than title rivals Manchester City.And Klopp has admitted he’s been surprised by just how good the Brazilian has been.Asked which Liverpool player has surprised him this season, Klopp told ESPN Brasil: “Well, maybe that Ali is such a good football player.”It was always very clear that he was a very influential player with the ball, but that he’s this good I didn’t see it, honestly – maybe because of a different style Roma played.”That was a little bit of a surprise, and a very nice surprise.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham captain Noble hopes Arnautovic staysby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble hopes Marko Arnautovic will stay this month. But he admits it was “realistic” for the Austrian to be considering a big-money move to China.West Ham last week rejected a £35m bid from a Chinese Super League club, believed to be champions Shanghai SIPG, for Arnautovic, whose brother and agent has said he wants to leave.”I spoke to him (before the match) and he said, ‘Mark, whatever happens, it is out of my hands, but as long as I play for this team, I am going to give 100pc’,” Noble said.”You saw that (against Arsenal). Marko has got a reputation of maybe being a little sulky but, let me tell you, he is a great lad around the dressing room. Do we hope he doesn’t go? Of course, he’s probably our best player.”But I always think it is such a short career. You work until you are 35 and then you have got to find another living. You go to China for five years on £400,000 a week, you don’t.”
Barcelona coach Valverde calls up Dembele for Villarreal clashby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has called up Ousmane Dembele for their clash with Villarreal.The France forward injured his hamstring against Athletic Club in the first game of the season but returned to training last week and has been cleared fit to make a competitive comeback. Dembele has taken Carles Perez’s place in the squad and will compete with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati for a starting berth. “Dembele’s a player that can unbalance the opposition, he can give us a lot of things,” Barca coach \Valverde said. “He has quality and we hope that he shows us all that talent he has on the pitch.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops knows the value of landing a top transfer quarterback, given the team’s rise under the command of Baker Mayfield this season. Apparently, whoever runs his Twitter account – whether it’s him or a member of his staff – wants to keep an eye on former Texas A&M signal-caller Kyler Murray. Thursday afternoon, just a few hours after it was reported that Murray will transfer from the Aggies’ program, Stoops followed the former five-star on Twitter. The courtship didn’t last long, however. Stoops’ accounts unfollowed Murray in less than a minute.Was it a mistake? Was it an attempt to ping Murray? Who knows – but it’s interesting. Murray, according to ESPN, is blocked from transferring to SEC schools and any school on A&M’s schedule. Oklahoma would theoretically be a possible landing spot.
Twitter/@appstequipmentAppalachian State helmets have been customized for today’s Camellia Bowl against Toledo.The Mountaineers and Rockets face off in Montgomery at 5:30 p.m. E.T., and App State is celebrating the occasion with some cool Camellia Bowl-themed helmets, featuring the camellia flower in the ‘A’ logo.Here is our new helmet decal for the #CameilaBowl!! @AppState_FB @appstatesports Thanks to @schuttsports and @Tucker_P for their help! pic.twitter.com/GfRTwGzumX— App State Equipment (@appstequipment) December 17, 2016I always love uniform flourishes and customizations for bowl games like this, and App State’s is pretty well done.Appalachian State went 9-3 this year, its third at the FBS level, and won the Sun Belt with a 7-1 record.According to OddsShark, the Rockets opened as a 2.5-point favorite, but the line has swung in favor of the Mountaineers, who now have a one-point edge at most sportsbooks.
Hungary head coach Marco Rossi has compared new Manchester United signing Daniel James to Usain Bolt and former Brazil striker Ronaldo.Rossi is readying his Hungarian troops to take on James and his Welsh team-mates on Tuesday, in their Euro 2020 qualifier.The 54-year-old appears to have earmarked James as one of Wales key men ahead of the game, despite the youngster earning just two senior caps to date. 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? The winger has gleamed a reputation for his unstoppable pace in the past year, which Rossi is all to aware of. In fact, so rapid is James, he has been compared to the world’s former fastest man, Usain Bolt.“James’ speed reminds me of Usain Bolt – to be so fast like him is really incredible,” said Rossi.“In the last years I don’t remember one player that gave me this sensation. His acceleration is so peculiar, which is why Manchester United have bought him.”It’s not just figures from the world of athletics that James has been likened to – Rossi believes he even share similar characteristics with one of the all-time greatest strikers. “In the past I played against a very fast player who, for me, was the best after [Diego] Maradona – Ronaldo,” said the Hunger coach.”He was just not known for speed, but for everything. His acceleration looked like James, though at the moment the skills are a little bit different.”James capped off a remarkable 12 months on Friday, when Manchester United announced that a deal was in place to sign the winger from Swansea, just one season on from being sent back from an unsuccessful loan spell at League one side Shrewsbury Town.However, James excelled in 2018/19 with the Swans and his five goals and 10 assists in all competitions caught the attention of a number of Premier League sides.In the meantime, the 21-year-old will be hoping for an improvement in Wales’ fortunes on Tuesday after they lost 2-1 to Croatia at the weekend.Ryan Giggs’ men are currently fourth in the qualification group, but are just three points behind first-place Hungary. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Big Ten Network football analyst Matt Millen has battled amyloidosis, a rare and incurable condition that affects his heart, since 2011. Unfortunately, Millen’s health issues will cause him to miss the remainder of the 2018 college football season.Millen, a former NFL linebacker and general manager, is stepping away from the booth to continue treatment for amyloidosis, Big Ten Network announced today. Millen had called games the first five weeks of the season.“We will certainly miss seeing Matt this fall, but his health is the clear priority for everyone involved and we plan to support him in any way possible,” said Mark Hulsey, senior vice president of production and executive producer at BTN.Matt Millen is stepping away from the broadcast booth for the remainder of the 2018 season in order to focus on his health. pic.twitter.com/Ku1j1UD8i7— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 3, 2018Play-by-play man Kevin Kugler, who is partnered with Millen on BTN telecasts, tweeted a heartfelt message of support for his colleague this morning.I am really going to miss my partner. Please keep Matt and his family in your prayers. https://t.co/Ei7AvsjcB0— Kevin Kugler (@kevinkugler) October 3, 2018Amyloidosis is “a rare disease that occurs when abnormal proteins called amyloids, which are produced in bone marrow, build up in organs or tissue.” In Millen’s case it affects his heart.Back in April, it was announced that Millen may eventually need a heart transplant. He underwent eight months of chemotherapy last year and in early 2018 to treat his condition.Our thoughts and prayers are with Millen as he continues to battle this awful disease.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The college football regular season concludes this weekend. It’s rivalry week all across the nation as some of the most-heated rivalries will take place: from Michigan-Ohio State to Auburn-Alabama.One of the biggest rivalry games this weekend features a team in the College Football Playoff conversation and another in a very down year. Notre Dame enters its contest against USC as the No. 3 team in the country and a near-lock to make the playoff.The Trojans, however, need a win just to make a bowl game this season.According to OddsShark’s computer prediction, the Trojans will slide to 5-7 on the season with a blowout loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.The Fighting Irish enter the game as a 10.5-point favorite over the Trojans. If OddsShark’s score prediction is correct, that line isn’t even close to the eventual outcome.Notre Dame and USC kick off on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State and Kentucky are set to square of in the Citrus Bowl in what will be their first meeting in nearly two decades.The Nittany Lions started the season 4-0, but lost back-to-back games to Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, and lost to Michigan several weeks later.At 9-3 on the season, the team needs to win the Citrus Bowl to secure their third straight 10-win season.The Wildcats similarly struggled in the middle of the season before a late rally secured them nine wins. A win in the Citrus Bowl would give them their first 10-win season since 1977.Penn State and Kentucky have played each other only five times before.The two sides split a four-game series played between 1975 and 1978.The only other bowl game in which the two teams faced off was in the 1999 Outback Bowl, which Penn State won 26-14.ESPN’s Football Power Index computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that Penn State has the best chance to win. The computer model gives the Wolverines a 67.6 percent chance to win this Saturday’s bowl game.That leaves upstart Kentucky at 32.4-percent to win the match-up. ESPNThe game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on ABC.
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has updated its conference champion predictions for the major leagues following the third week of the season.There hasn’t been too much shuffling in the major conference champion predictions, though there were some notable upsets in Week 3.Multiple top 25 teams – Maryland, Michigan State and USC – lost to unranked teams on Saturday.Here are the latest picks for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. ACC: Clemson, 90.6 percent CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Big 12: Oklahoma, 69.3 percent LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free from the defense of Quentin Lake #37 and Osa Odighizuwa #92 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Big Ten: Ohio State, 48.0 percent BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 and Chris Olave #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a touchdown in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Pac-12: Oregon, 55.9 percent BERKELEY, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SEC: Alabama, 52.4 percent ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 31: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)***Who are you picking in the major conferences right now?
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 13:04 IST Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in New Zealand.Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are couple goals. Despite their busy schedules, the couple knows how to strike a perfect balance between work and personal life. After India’s historic victory in Australia, the cricket team is now in New Zealand for a series. And Anushka has yet again accompanied husband Virat.In between his matches, Virat has been busy spending quality time with wife Anushka, and the adorable pictures on social media are a proof of it.If Virat posted a selfie with Anushka saying “Moments with her”, Anushka shared a zoomed in video of Virat with the caption, “Uff, can’t handle this beauty.” Just a while back, Anushka had shared a picture of herself soaking up the New Zealand sun. The couple rang in New Year in Australia, as Virat was playing ODI series in the country. Their photos went viral, as always.Virat had once called Anushka the “captain, off the field” in an earlier interview. He had praised her enthusiasm for the sport and said, “She is very passionate about the game. She understands the game and she can understand the sentiments of all the players, what they go through and stuff, which I think is the most beautiful thing.””She takes all the right decisions in life. She’s totally my strength and she keeps me positive all the time, and that’s what you want in a life partner so I’m very grateful,” the cricketer had added.On the work front, Anushka was last seen in Zero along with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film failed to create any magic at the box office.advertisementALSO READ | Anushka Sharma on Virat Kohli writing history with Australia win: So proud of you, my loveALSO READ: I am married to the greatest man in the world, says Anushka Sharma about Virat KohliALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddingGet 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 bycharu thakur Tags :Follow Anushka SharmaFollow Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma is finding it hard to handle Virat Kohli’s beauty. See picVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s social-media PDA game is on point. The couple, who is in New Zealand, is treating their fans with some adorable pictures.advertisement
We respect Rishabh Pant but won’t focus on him alone: Stephen FlemingIPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team must focus on their own strength and added that finding a weakness in Delhi Capitals in one thing and using it well on the field would be another challenge.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 17:49 IST Rishabh Pant began IPL 2019 with a bang, scoring 78 off 27 deliveries against Mumbai Indians. (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCSK coach Stephen Fleming said his team can’t overplan only for Rishabh PantFleming said he wants Dhoni and Rayudu to play with freedomDelhi Capitals host Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla on TuesdayDelhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant might have played a stellar role on Sunday to win them the opening game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, but Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming made it clear that overplanning keeping one player in mind wouldn’t help the team.”You have to respect so many players in the tournament and he is one of them. But there are others as well. Have to be sure you don’t overplan. He is one of the great young prospects in Indian cricket. But there is Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, captain Shreyas Iyer. One thing is to find a weakness, but have to use it well. You must focus on own strength,” he explained.Asked if the conditions in Ferozeshah Kotla will help the Chennai side as CSK too banks on spin on their home ground in Chepauk, Fleming said: “The last game was difficult for the batters. The bowlers excelled. The fact that we use spinners is one or our tactics, we have seaming bowlers as well to exploit situations. We will spend time to look at the conditions. Getting the combination right is important.”While everyone has spoken about how M.S. Dhoni is in the last stretch of his career, Fleming said he didn’t wish to get into the debate and he primarily wanted to see MS at the 2019 World Cup.”I certainly was hoping he gets through to the World Cup and that he will. Haven’t had discussions about what happens after that. I would want him to carry on for CSK till the end of this cycle. He is training well, playing well and enjoying himself. That is important,” the coach said.advertisementFleming was all praise for senior spinner Harbhajan Singh and said that the off-spinner will definitely be considered for the game against DC.”He was fantastic in the first game. Experience is important. There are a lot of left-handers in the Delhi side. That was discussed in the RCB game as well. We will look to consider that. It is about the skill sets we have. It was a compliment to not having to stick to the overseas quota. We will consider it again tomorrow,” he said.While Ambati Rayudu is playing the IPL, he definitely has his sights on the no.4 spot in India’s World Cup team. But Fleming said that the CSK opener should look to play freely.”He doesn’t have to be conservative with us. Loved him running down the wicket and hitting the fast bowler over the top (against RCB) and that is what we want to see,” he said.Also Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s record for fastest IPL fifty vs Mumbai IndiansAlso Read | Took my chances and it came off: Rishabh Pant after match-winning knock vs MIAlso Read | Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj SinghFor 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 Stephen FlemingFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow MS DhoniFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Rishabh PantFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow DC vs CSKFollow IPL 2019
Australia bowling coach Troy Cooley plans to step down after Ashes 2019Troy Cooley, the bowling coach of Australia, doesn’t plan to continue with his role after the Ashes series.advertisement Reuters MelbourneApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 16:44 IST Troy Cooley doesn’t plan to continue his role as the Australia bowling coach after Ashes 2019 (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSTroy Cooley will not continue his full-time role as bowling coach after Ashes 2019″Ashes gets me out of bed in the morning,” he saidBut he wants to continue the NCC head coaching role which he had left for the Australia campAustralia bowling coach Troy Cooley has no plans to carry on the role full-time after this year’s Ashes series and expects to head back to his usual job at the national cricket academy after plotting England’s downfall.Cooley, who helped England win back the urn in the memorable 2005 series, left his post as head bowling coach at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to join the Australian camp for the recent one-day series against Pakistan and India.Although announced as bowling coach for the Ashes last week, Cooley confirmed he would be in the role for a good time, not a long time.”Ashes, it gets me out of bed in the morning,” the 53-year-old said in Dubai, where Australia completed a 5-0 whitewash of Pakistan on Sunday.”It’s one of the best jobs going around.”You could not pass up an opportunity like this.”But I would probably be more inclined to continue the (NCC) head coaching role.”Also Read | David Saker resigns as Australia’s bowling coach ahead of 2019 ICC World CupCooley replaced David Saker, Australia’s last full-time bowling coach, for the India and Pakistan ODI series, but governing body Cricket Australia have yet to decide on a long-term appointment.As one of the principal architects of England’s droughtbreaking 2-1 series win in 2005, Cooley’s involvement is a boost for an Australian team hoping to claim the urn on English soil for the first time since 2001.He said reverse swing might not have as much of an impact on the series as it had in 2005 because of stadium upgrades.advertisement”It really depends on Mother Nature,” Cooley said.”We’ll exploit that if we get an opportunity to, depending on the conditions.”But a lot of English grounds now have got irrigation and been redone, so you don’t have those real dry outfields like in ’05.”Even with first choice quicks Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood currently injured, Australia are unlikely to be short of quality pacemen.Cooley said Australia’s whole attack would need to be versatile to have success in England when the series gets underway in August.”The fast bowlers and the spinners have got to work as a team and I know ‘JL’ (head coach Justin Langer) is really keen to make sure that pack mentality is tight and they’re covering all bases,” he said.”So if we rock up and get a green seamer or a dry one we’ve got enough skillset and enough coverage to be able to take 20 wickets.”Also Read | Ashes 2019 may see player names and numbers on shirts, a first in Test cricketAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Troy CooleyFollow Ashes 2019
Press Trust of India VisakhapatnamMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 12:56 IST IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixes leading Delhi Capitals to victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw praised Rishabh Pant after he helped beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in IPL EliminatorShaw said Pant is the best finisher among youngstersRishabh Pant smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixesDelhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw heaped praises on teammate Rishab Pant, calling him the best finisher among youngsters after the 21-year-old helped Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a nerve-wracking IPL Eliminator here.Chasing a target of 163, Delhi Capitals, who had lost the way after a blazing start, were brought to cusp of victory by Pant, who smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixes even as West Indies’ Keemo Paul finished it off in the penultimate ball of the innings with a boundary off Khaleel Ahmed on Wednesday night.”In these T20 games, there’s a lot of pressure. I was praying that we win. Pant did a brilliant job. I have said that he is the best finisher among the young players. He always opens up the game for us. He has been doing very well. Unfortunately, he could not finish it for us, but Keemo did well in the end,” Shaw said at the post-match press conference.He also pointed out that Amit Mishra’s single run was an important one.The 19-year-old said it was important for him to get back into form after a few bad games.Shaw top-scored with 56 off 38 balls on a “sticky wicket” to give Delhi a great start.”First six overs are important because if you put runs on board, it will take the pressure off the other batsmen. It was a bit difficult to pull the ball. Since their bowlers were bowling cutters on a sticky wicket, it was not pulling. I waited and waited for the loose balls,” he said.advertisementShaw said while playing in the middle he concentrates on choosing the bowlers who he can hit.”While you’re playing in the middle it is simple – just play your game and chose bowlers that we want to hit first and obviously (Mohammad) Nabi and Rashid (Khan) were the best bowlers on their side. It was an interesting game and I’m happy that we won.”On how he plans to tackle Chennai Super Kings bowlers in the Qualifier 2, to be held here on Friday, Shaw said the Delhi players have faced the defending champions in previous IPLs and they understand the game.”The team will have a plan after reaching Chennai. How to face which bowler like Harbhajan (Singh) bahi, Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) sir or (Imran) Tahir sir. We will have to plan. We will look to do what we’ve done earlier.”Shaw said that it is not about who plays who but depends on how prepared the team is for the game.”Personally, whichever ball is lose, I will smash that ball. Even with Harbhajan bhai and Tahir sir is bowling, I will obviously smash it,” Shaw added.When asked about Delhi’s tendency to lose wickets at the most crucial moments, the batsman said, “I think we like to make every game interesting. Every time things are going well, we give away two-three wickets.”But I think that’s the charm of T20 cricket. Till the time you don’t feel the pressure, it is not as much fun.”Shaw also applauded Amit Mishra’s (1/16) effort with the ball, saying: “We knew that the wicket was too sticky-ish and I think our bowlers did a fantastic job. Amit Mishra has got that experience. He has played 10-12 years of international cricket.”Whenever he bowls those four overs, he knows exactly what his plans are. He has bowled to almost every player and he knows where to bowl to them. He has done a great job for the team and I hope he does the same in the next match as well.”Shaw thanked the management for not losing faith in him despite he not being among runs in the last few games.”When you are not scoring runs for the last two-three games, then you need to get that form back, preparation is the best thing to do. I have prepared quite a lot. I wasn’t scoring that good in powerplays and the team wasn’t very happy but they never gave up on me.”They believed in me and more importantly, I believed in myself and thanks to all the support staff…Sourav sir, Ricky sir, Praveen sir and Kaif sir, and players who give me lots of positive vibes. I just played my game out there,” said Shaw.Also Read | Delhi Capitals played very well and they deserved this win: Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant credits ‘muscle memory’ for his big-hitting prowess in T20sFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow IPL 2019Follow Rishabh PantFollow Prithvi Shaw Rishabh Pant always opens up the game for us: Prithvi Shaw after DC win EliminatorDelhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixes helping the team win by two wickets in a nerve-wracking IPL Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad.advertisement
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Bumrah Match Ended Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:30 (Local Time) Indian Premier League, 2019 2 Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed vs Chennai CHE covers Rohan Sen MumbaiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 21:26 IST The victory parade of close to 6 kilometers saw Mumbai Indians players sharing their joy with the fans (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThosuands of fans lined up the streets of Mumbai for MI’s victory paradeMI players and support staff rode in an open bus from Antilia to their team hotel in Nariman PointMumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in IPL 2019 final to lift their 4th titleMumbai Indians’ open-bus parade in Mumbai took place on Monday evening as thousands turned up to cheer for the players and the support staff following their IPL 2019 triumph a day before in Hyderabad.The franchise owners organised a get-together with the fans at Antilia (Mukesh Ambani’s house) and they rode in an open bus through the streets of the city to their team hotel at Nariman point from there onwards.The whole team along with the support staff members were present at the gathering along with hundreds and thousands of fans who have lined up on the streets from Altamound Road to Nariman Point.Mumbai Indians’ social media handles along with some of the players posted pictures and videos of the whole event as they went live with the fans and shared their joy at being crowned the IPL champions for the fourth time in the tournament’s history.Mumbai defeated MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday by 1 run in a humdinger of a contest in Hyderabad to lift the trophy for the fourth time after 2013, 2015 and 2017.Mumbai is getting ready to welcome the Champions…You can’t be missing this #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/jRVVowKQcNMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 13, 2019Chasing a modest 150 for victory, Chennai Super Kings rode on opener Shane Watson’s innings to reach within touching distance of the target but Mumbai held their nerves and Lasith Malinga produced an outstanding final over to take snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.Mumbai rode on Pollard’s unbeaten 41 to post 149 for 8 but they looked hapless when Watson was in the middle. Watson, who was dropped twice during the knock, was singlehandedly carrying Chennai’s hopes with a belligerent 80 off 59 balls, his innings laced with eight fours and four sixes.advertisementBut once he was run out off the fourth ball of the final over, it was Sri Lankan Malinga who showed his class to snatch the crown from the defending champions.With two runs needed off the final ball, Malinga executed a slower yorker to perfection, trapping Shardul Thakur (2) right in front to send his teammates including skipper Rohit into delirium as Shane Watson sunk in his seat in the Chennai dugout.The win was Mumbai’s fourth in succession against Chennai in IPL 2019 and also their fourth against the Super Kings in an IPL final. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai on all four occasions. He is the only player to have won the trophy five times – 4 with MI and one with Deccan Chargers in 2009.Also Read | IPL 2019 final was paisa vasool for fans but CSK players heartbroken: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | We made mistakes but never gave up: MI coach Mahela Jayawardene after 4th IPL titleAlso Read | Rohit Sharma raps with Yuvraj Singh as Mumbai Indians party hard after IPL 2019 winAlso Read | MS Dhoni was really heartbroken, never seen him like that, says Sanjay ManjrekarFor 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 Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai Indians victory paradeFollow Champions paradeFollow MI vs CSK 0 0 covers 1 Mid off covers Mid on Point Lasith Malinga L. Malinga 133/5 ( D. Bravo 18.2 Overs) , 4 Match Ended graphs 148/7 57.14 15 148/7 ( S. Thakur 20 Overs) , MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) run out (Ishan Kishan) 0 Mid Wicket Jasprit Bumrah (MUM) J. Bumrah (MUM) third Man Mid Wicket Scorecard commentary – Mumbai MUM Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 149/8 Chennai 0 0 0 149/8 Mumbai Indians’ victory parade brings city to a halt as fans celebrate IPL 2019 winMumbai Indians brought Mumbai to a standstill as thousands cheered for the IPL 2019 champions during their open-bus parade in the city. 4 covers 25 13 3 Series Status: Mumbai Indians wins the 2019 Indian Premier League Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah Player Of The Series: Andre Russell No data available! 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Raina lbw b Rahul Chahar Top Bowlers Top Bowlers fine Leg Point Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Nigel Llong (ENG) third Man Point Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah 3.5 third Man fine Leg 1 Point advertisement All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg 4 6s 4s Mid on Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Kieron Pollard (MUM) K. Pollard (MUM) 135.59 Indian Premier League, 2019, Final third Man 5 fine Leg Super Over m e/r third Man Chennai CHE Mid off Mid Wicket view more view less R Mid off 1 (20.0) Mumbai beat Chennai by 1 run 12.25 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 run out (Ishan Kishan) 41 (25) 26 B 1 Mumbai MUM 8 view full scorecard 33/1 ( du Plessis 4 Overs) , o covers third Man third Man Extras: 9 runs (B: 5, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) Mid on (20.0) Mid off S/R Fall of Wickets Square Leg 3 1 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed 2/14 (4) 3.5 0 r w Mid off Mid off run out (Krunal Pandya) 100 Point Mid Wicket Mitchell McClenaghan M. McClenaghan 148/7 0 3 148/7 wd 1 fine Leg Mid on 0 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Point 0 8 Mid Wicket Mid off 0 Deepak Chahar (CHE) D. Chahar (CHE) Shardul Thakur S. Thakur lbw b Lasith Malinga Harbhajan Singh H. Singh 0 0 0 Mid on 2 Toss: MUM elected to bat 14 Square Leg 6 covers 70/2 ( S. Raina 9.2 Overs) , 4 1 Mid on 14 100 third Man 0 Imran Tahir I. 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Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India pick up 8 medals at Thailand Open BoxingIndian boxers finished with a rich haul of 8 medals including 1 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze in a tournament which saw the participation of some of the world’s best boxers.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service BangkokJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 20:41 IST Ashish Kumar (in red) finished on top of the podium (Twitter: @bfi_official)HIGHLIGHTSAshish Kumar was the lone gold medallist for India at the Thailand OpenNikhat Zareen, Deepak, Mohammed Hussamuddin and Brijesh Yadav bagged silver medalsThe tournament acts as preparation for the World Championships to follow later in the yearAsian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75 kg) put up a dominant display to collect his first international gold medal as Indian boxers finished their campaign with a rich haul of eight medals that included one gold, four silver and three bronze at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2019 in Bangkok on Saturday.The Indian contingent’s efforts were commendable considering some of the world’s best boxers from 37 countries had participated in this tournament to test themselves ahead of the World Championships later in the year.On the final day, the Indians who had to settle for the silver are former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51 kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49 kg), GeeBee Boxing silver-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56 kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81 kg).Ashish Kumar was in impeccable form and thoroughly outpunched Korea’s Kim Jinjae 5-0 for the biggest medal of his career two months after claiming a silver medal at the India Open.Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat, who pocketed a bronze at the Asian Championships as well as the India Open, faced a tough opponent in Asian Games, gold medallist, Chang Yuan. The Chinese proved too strong as she dealt the Telangana pugilist a 5-0 blow.In 56 kg, reigning India Open champion Chatchai Decha Butdee of Thailand continued his fine form to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Hussamuddin while Uzbekistan’s Mirzakhmedov Nodirjon proved a tall order for Deepak in 49 kg.In 81 kg, Brijesh Yadav gave his all but was edged 1-4 by Thailand’s Anawat Thongkratok amidst some vociferous support for the home hope.advertisementEarlier, Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48 kg) failed to breach the barrier of Thailand’s former World Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat and had to be content with the bronze.Ashish (69 kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75 kg) are the others who brought bronze for India. While Ashish succumbed to a 1-4 defeat to Thailand’s former Asian Games champion Wuttichai Masuk, Bhagyabati Kachari was outplayed 5-0 by China’s Rio Olympic bronze medallist Li Qian.Also Read | Nikhat Zareen reaches finals of Thailand Open International Boxing TournamentAlso Read | Why Neeraj Chopra is among India’s biggest medal hopefuls in Tokyo OlympicsFor 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 Thailand OpenFollow BoxingFollow Ashish Kumar
We realize that you may or may not choose to spend your Friday nights browsing bookshelves for a good read. But what if you could have a beer, chat with friends, and check out your favorite authors at the same time? Not your typical brick and mortar store, Boston’s Trident Booksellers is also a café and bar, serving a full menu throughout the day and late into the night.In a market where bookstores are dropping like flies, Trident has recently expanded to include a spacious second floor. Events and Marketing Coordinator Courtney Flynn explains, “We have more space for the café, more book shelves, and an area for events and meetings. It’s a bit quieter and mellow up there.”We might credit part of the store’s success to the enthused booksellers, experts when it comes to today’s hottest new writers. We might also give a tip of the hat to the cooks running the kitchen, whipping up Tibetan Momos, Fried Catfish Sandwiches, and Cashew Chili on an hourly basis. Trident also brings in plenty of cooking events and readings, depending on whether you want to learn a new kitchen skill, listen to excerpts from indie press authors, or both.Though the place is generally filled with chatter and white noise, it is also a perfect spot to spend a few hours alone working, reading, or people-watching on Newbury Street. Flynn tells us, “I think the store is a place that people can spend a whole day, it’s like an event – they can work, read, eat, and hang out with friends. It’s relaxed, so there’s no feeling that you need to be rushed out. It’s a place to spend as much or as little time as you want.” Books and beer? Count us in. How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke The Best Labor Day Deals on Outdoor Gear from REI, Backcountry, and More Editors’ Recommendations The Best Kegerators for Serving Fresh, Cold Draft Beer Right at Home A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter
Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Back at the dawn of the age of internal combustion engines in the late 1800s, early gearheads worked to better understand and refine the infernal machines they created in barns, tiny shops and increasingly, in factories. They were cantankerous things; loud, hot, smelly, unreliable, unpredictable and, for the times, complicated.At the time, many folks just shook their heads and saddled up Old Paint as usual to get where they were going: the mercantile, church, barber or the farrier waiting with some new horseshoes. Why would anyone want to mess with such a demon device as the “gasoline engine” when horses were pretty much dead-on reliable?The reasons, of course, were already there: relative high output power in a small package, scalability, long-term performance, and a lot less poop. Once reliable, the gas engine relegated horses and trains to also-ran status, something the horses are probably thankful for to this day.With rare exception, those early engines were one-cylinder machines, also known as singles, thumpers, and so on. Once engineers got a handle on making singles reliable and powerful, competition, curiosity, early aircraft needs and racing quickly pushed designers to develop multiple cylinder engines – a clear case of more is definitely better. Soon, the single-cylinder engine itself was relegated to also-ran status as V-Twins, P-twins, radials, triples, fours, V-fours, straight sixes, V6s, straight-8s, V8s, V10s and V12s grabbed all the glory.Despite the incredible advances in engine technology since those oil-soaked years so long ago, the lowly single-cylinder engine perseveres to this day, often in a form not that far removed from the barking, banging contraptions of old. Engineers have added counterbalancers to smooth them out, and modern tech like fuel injection and other tricks have suppressed the typical hand-numbing vibration inherent in a device that is sending a big hunk of metal up and down several dozen times per second.Why does the single soldier on? It has numerous advantages over other engines, especially when modern technology is liberally applied. Singles are small and light, yet provide stout horsepower and lots of torque. My friend rides a KTM dual sport and while his engine is 150cc smaller than the one in my Suzuki DR650SE, his is tuned to produce over 60 horsepower – a giant amount of power for an engine you can literally fit in a backpack. In his case, digital fuel injection and liquid cooling provide the power boost over older air-cooled and carbureted thumpers.But one-lungers have other positives as well. With just one piston to deal with, they tend to be simpler to construct and repair while being highly reliable – the KISS rule in operation.And then there’s the sound. While V-Twins rumble, triples snarl and fours buzz, singles have their own aural signature that’s hard to miss: the metronomic pulse of the rise and fall of that one lonely slug as it battles physics while making power. Some boom, some thuk, some scream to the heavens like the old Honda single-cylinder racebikes of the 1960s. Of course there’s singles racing today as well, appropriately named the Sound of Singles.You can still buy single-cyclinder street bikes outside of the dirtbike and dual-sport realms, but the selection is, shall we say, limited. KTM, who seem to specialize in extracting the maximum amount of fun from singles, offer their Duke hooligan machines, while Suzuki still sells a basic cruiser that hasn’t changed much in 30-odd years. If you dig the classic look, Royal Enfield out of India makes a whole line of gorgeous single cylinder machines, and they’ve recently brought them into the modern era with a thorough engine redesign, fuel injection, brakes that actually work and other touches while retaining their classic form factor. Good stuff.This past week, it was time again to gather with friends again in a small Oregon town for a few days without computers, cell phones (well, sort of) and other digital distractions. There was hiking to do, and some riding as well.I saddled up my personal Old Paint, which in this day and age is my well-worn but completely reliable Suzuki DR650SE dual sport, which is powered by an air-and oil-cooled 650cc single cylinder engine that likely makes 40 horsepower on a good day. That’s a far cry from my four-cylinder Honda Blackbird, which rocks about 150hp on any day and could rocket my carcass to my destination, about 300 miles distant, in about half the time the Suzuki can get me there. Except riding the Blackbird in the dirt is a very, very bad idea, and speeding tickets remain expensive.Loaded with gear and riding essentials, the old Zook really is a mechanical pack animal, its one-chamber heart thuk-thuk-thuking down the road with no great urgency. At idle, the bike vibrates like a paint shaker, but above a trot, the DR is smooth and comfortable. A slight thrum in the bars reminds you it’s a single, but I can and do ride it all day in comfort.Smooth, simple and plenty fast, I have to admit the lowly DR, with an engine that traces its roots back to the dawn of the gas-powered era, has become my favorite bike to ride.Photos by Bill Roberson and Wikipedia Commons.
“I am happy to present this cheque of 3.5 million dollars to Netball Jamaica which will be of great assistance as you prepare for the World Cup. Jamaica is fortunate. This is the year of the girls, our Sunshine Girls are going to England in July and our Reggae Girls to France in June. We are looking for great things,“ Minister Grange said. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has contributed 3.5 million dollars to Netball Jamaica to help send the Sunshine Girls to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. The Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange presented the cheque to Patricia Robinson, 1st Vice President of Netball Jamaica today. Story Highlights The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has contributed 3.5 million dollars to Netball Jamaica to help send the Sunshine Girls to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.The Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange presented the cheque to Patricia Robinson, 1st Vice President of Netball Jamaica today.“I am happy to present this cheque of 3.5 million dollars to Netball Jamaica which will be of great assistance as you prepare for the World Cup. Jamaica is fortunate. This is the year of the girls, our Sunshine Girls are going to England in July and our Reggae Girls to France in June. We are looking for great things,“ Minister Grange said.The Sunshine Girls who are ranked third in the world have qualified for the World Cup every year since 2015.The Ministry’s contribution to the Sunshine Girls is being provided through the Sports Development Foundation.
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the ban on plastic will allow for the creation of new investment opportunities. The ban, which starts January 1, 2019, affects the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of single-use plastic carrier/shopping bags; expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam; and plastic drinking straws. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the ban on plastic will allow for the creation of new investment opportunities.The ban, which starts January 1, 2019, affects the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of single-use plastic carrier/shopping bags; expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam; and plastic drinking straws.Minister Vaz, who was speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, said that new jobs and businesses can be generated through the manufacture of plastic alternatives, and this could give rise to a new industry.“I am very optimistic in terms of alternative packaging and the business opportunities that are going to come out of this for entrepreneurs,” he pointed out, noting that many persons are already looking at business prospects.He shared that discussions are being held with the EX-IM Bank and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) regarding the provision of financial support for businesses seeking to restructure their operations to comply with the plastic ban.Senator Matthew Samuda, who also spoke during the session, said that the framework exists for manufacturers to take advantage of what is a national and regional opportunity.He commended the work being done by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to develop the bamboo industry and explore ways in which the product can be utilised in satisfying the demand for plastic alternatives.“A lot of concessions are made to registered manufacturers in regard to how they bring in equipment, especially if they do so under the free zone legislation, as a lot of these (alternatives to plastic) can be packaged for our Caribbean neighbours,” Senator Samuda pointed out.Under the legislation, approved free zone enterprises can benefit from duty-free imports on raw materials for use in manufacturing.