Lovren absolves Karius of final blame

first_imgLiverpool Lovren absolves Karius of blame in ‘heartbreaking’ Liverpool loss Matt Dorman 22:15 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Loris Karius - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Reds defender, along with Virgil van Dijk, has sought to console an unfortunate team-mate after his costly errors in the Champions League final Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk eased the burden on Loris Karius by insisting the under-fire goalkeeper is not solely at fault for Liverpool’s Champions League final loss.Karius assisted Real Madrid’s route to a third consecutive Champions League crown on Saturday with a pair of howlers either side of Gareth Bale’s sublime bicycle kick.He first had an attempted throw diverted back into the net by Karim Benzema’s outstretched boot and later allowed a speculative Bale effort to burst through his hands. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The crestfallen German offered a post-match apology to Liverpool supporters, but Croatia international Lovren said responsibility for the 3-1 defeat rested with the entire team.”It’s heartbreaking. Something we never saw in our heads before the game,” Lovren said of the result in an interview with the BBC.”They scored a goal, surprisingly I would say, and we tried to come back but [then Bale] scored one of the best goals I’ve ever seen.”People will point fingers at the goalkeeper but we win together, we lose together. We will stick behind him. I feel sorry for the fans, I wish we could do better.”We promise we will come back even stronger next year.”Loris Karius Real Madrid LiverpoolVan Dijk echoed his defensive partner’s message of solidarity to 24-year-old Karius.”I think at times we made it very difficult for Real and unfortunately we lost,” said the Dutchman.”Everyone is disappointed but it’s not only one player who gets the blame.”In the end we should be proud of ourselves, to be here, to represent Liverpool. I think almost every team in England wants to be in our position.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth striker Defoe finally presented with League Cup winners’ medal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth striker Defoe finally presented with League Cup winners’ medalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has finally been presented with a League Cup winners’ medal from his days with Tottenham.England striker Defoe played for Spurs up until the semi-final stage of the competition in 2007-08, but was transferred to Portsmouth less than a month before the Wembley final.”I remember contributing to help the boys get to that stage and after that it was actually nice to sit back and watch the lads go on to lift the trophy,” Defoe told the English Football League’s website.”It’s obviously a nice feeling to have been a part of the history of that club, such a big club that had been used to winning competitions over the previous years. It’s special.”Defoe, now with Bournemouth, was presented with the medal at the Vitality Stadium by the EFL’s head of youth development David Wetherall. last_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe on Watford draw: We should have won

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe on Watford draw: We should have wonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe was left frustrated after their 3-3 draw with Watford.Howe was particularly angered by Abdoulaye Doucoure avoiding red.He said, “We went 2-0 down and it looked like a big ask but fair play to the players. It was the ability to never give up and we should have won the game in the end. It was one of those games that if you stopped it at 3-3 it was bizarre.”We had chances and they didn’t have many but they took them. It was frustrating second half because we should have won. We went all out to win today but it’s another point closer to where we want to be.”On Doucoure, he added: “He should have been sent off.”Did Nathan Ake commit a handball it at the end?”It would have been a travesty for us if that had gone against us. It’s a close call for the referee and so late in the game.”Today was a big point for us and we look forward to the FA Cup game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoNewcastle won’t consider Shelvey offers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle won’t consider Shelvey offersby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are refusing to consider offers for Jonjo Shelvey.The Mirror says the midfielder has been mooted as a potential swap for Tom Cairney, with Rafa Benitez a big fans of the Cottagers’ playmaker.West Ham have also been credited with an interest again, but Benitez wants to keep his squad together, rather than sell.Shelvey is struggling to be fit for the relegation clash with Cardiff on Saturday.Asked if he could rule out Shelvey moving, Benitez said: “Yes. The idea is to keep as much as we can.” last_img read more

2 days agoJonathan Ikone off Lille bench to earn Valencia draw

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jonathan Ikone off Lille bench to earn Valencia drawby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJonathan Ikone came off the bench to score an equaliser deep into stoppage time to give Lille a 1-1 draw against 10-man Valencia.It secured the French side’s first point in their Champions League Group H campaign on Wednesday.The home side dominated throughout and created more than enough opportunities to win the game, but their defence was superbly sliced open midway through the second half as Denis Cheryshev put the visitors ahead.Valencia had Mouctar Diakhaby sent off five minutes from time after being shown two yellow cards in quick succession, and Lille made the most of that advantage when Ikone struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to snatch a point.Ajax Amsterdam top the group with six points, ahead of second-placed Chelsea on goal difference despite losing to the Londoners at home earlier on Wednesday.Valencia are third on four points and Lille bottom on one point. last_img read more

Video: Watch An Ohio State Student Hit A 30-Yd FG At The Buckeyes’ Student-Appreciation Practice

first_imgThe back of an Ohio State football players helmet.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s Student-Appreciation Day for the Ohio State football program. Hundreds of Buckeye students have made the walk over to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to watch Urban Meyer’s team practice. They get to stand close to the field, listen to pep talks from OSU’s coaches and take pictures with the players. Some lucky students even get to participate in the practice. Watch this Ohio State student knock down a field goal from 30 yards out. It’s Goooood! @OhioState undergrad “Chris” splits the uprights from 30yds at Studen-Appreciation Day! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/5y6UDiLuFr— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) April 11, 2015last_img read more

Photos: Warren Sapp Bitten By Shark While Catching Lobster

first_imgWarren Sapp shows off his shark bite.Yikes.Former Miami star defensive tackle Warren Sapp has become an avid fisherman during his retirement. Today, he turned his attention to lobster, and wound up on the wrong side of a meeting with a particularly nasty fish.Lobstering Crew today! @Twoconchs pic.twitter.com/a3HI8n6aKf— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) July 27, 2016 Out in Marathon trying to be like my BFF “JC” #NotOnTheFootballField pic.twitter.com/zQuPHMq1AA— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) July 27, 2016Sapp was apparently bitten by a shark during the lobstering excursion, and while he seems to be okay, the picture that was posted of the resulting gash is pretty nasty.Squeamish readers may want to avoid scrolling down. Luckily, Sapp is in good spirits, and wound up with plenty of lobster after the trip.Shark got a little chuck of Me. We got Dinner! #Winning pic.twitter.com/prZ4NWpcWS— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) July 27, 2016last_img read more

Bobby Petrino Jokes That Louisville Should Have Scored “80” On Florida State Because Of The Playoff

first_imgBobby Petrino calls an inexplicable timeout vs. Florida State.YouTubeLouisville head coach Bobby Petrino dropped an interesting quote after his team’s win over Boston College.Louisville had no trouble with Boston College on Saturday afternoon, as the Cardinals obliterated the Eagles 52-7. But unless Clemson finds a way to lose two ACC games before the end of the season, Louisville won’t get a chance to play for an ACC title. So the Cardinals, who are ranked No. 7 in the College Football Playoff standings, would likely need mayhem to sneak into the field.After the game, head coach Bobby Petrino was asked about his team’s playoff standings, and gave an interesting response. H essentially joked that his team should have run up the score on Florida State back in mid-September. They won that game 63-20 as it was.Louisville’s Bobby Petrino: “Maybe I made a mistake. Maybe I should’ve left our starters out there against Florida State and scored 80.”— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 5, 2016Petrino “I hate it because of sportsmanship. I guess I made a mistake. I guess I should have kept the starters in against FSU and scored 80″— Jody Demling (@jdemling) November 5, 2016In reality, there is no score against Florida State that would really change Louisville’s standing. The Cardinals’ loss to Clemson is the main problem with its College Football Playoff candidacy. Still, it’s an interesting take. Florida State fans won’t like hearing it.last_img read more

Roma’s inspirational transfer campaign to help find missing kids

first_imgIn 1993, American alternative rock band Soul Asylum released ‘Runaway Train’, which became a radio hit all over the world and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994.Aside from its commercial success, the song had a lasting impact due to its innovative music video, which interspersed scenes of the band with photos and names of missing children. There were four versions made in total: two for the United States, and one apiece for the United Kingdom and Australia.The two U.S. versions featured 36 missing children, 26 of which were later found.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Over 25 years later, the ‘Runaway Train’ video – which was inspired by the photos of missing children on milk cartons in America – is still making a difference.Roma have over two million Twitter followers between their Italian and English accounts and are known for their quirky videos and graphics on social media.However, they have gone down a more serious route with their latest publicity campaign, with the Serie A side using transfer announcements to help try to locate missing children around the world.During every transfer window, the Giallorossi’s biggest social media posts are always the announcements of new arrivals.So, this summer, every time Roma sign a player, they post a video which also shares a video containing the names and photos of missing children, as well as a contact number should anyone watching have information.They partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States and Telefono Azzurro in Italy to launch the initiative in June, and have since brought Missing People from the UK, Missing Child Kenya and Sosdesaparecidos from Spain on board to further raise awareness.The first two transfer announcements generated more than two million views.Official: Amadou Diawara is now a Roma player.This summer #ASRoma is using the publicity generated by each transfer announcement video on social media to help raise awareness about the search for missing children globally.@MissingKids ❤️ @telefonoazzurro pic.twitter.com/bz1eCyRm9F— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 1, 2019“The idea for the new transfer announcement initiative actually came from reading an article about the 25th anniversary of Soul Asylum’s ‘Runaway Train’ video,” Roma head of strategy Paul Rogers told the club’s official website.”With Roma, we thought, we could try and do something similar but updated for the social media generation, which didn’t exist when Soul Asylum released their video.”We want to use the viral nature of social media transfer announcements to help raise awareness for missing children.”We have a massive social media following and our announcements generate incredible reach and awareness, all over the world, so we thought that at the exact moment when the world’s attention is on the club’s announcement, we could use our social media channels not for self-promotion but rather to help both the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Telefono Azzurro find missing children.”Official: Pau Lopez is an AS Roma player.🇬🇧 This summer #ASRoma is using signing announcements on social media to raise awareness about the search for missing children – including these 4 children from the UK. RT to help @missingpeople find them. 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Xg1NXxwuAX— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 11, 2019Since launching the campaign, Roma have featured 34 different missing children from across the world, with the campaign being well received by fans of the club as well as football fans everywhere. It has also generated a lot of publicity.The latest signing announcement was for goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who joined the club for €23.5 million (£21m/$26m), with the English-language social media post featuring four British children through their partnership with Missing People. A new video was also created in Spanish thanks to their new partnership with Sosdesaparecidos, as well as in Italian on their main Twitter account.For more information on Roma’s missing children campaign, click here.last_img read more

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. Is Training With Deshaun Watson

first_imgDwayne Haskins throwing a pass against Michigan.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to throw a pass in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State has its starting quarterback for the 2018 season. Urban Meyer said earlier this month that redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the Buckeyes’ QB1 heading into the fall.Haskins, the backup QB in 2017, looked good when he was on the field, helping lead OSU to a huge win at Michigan at the end of the regular season.The former top recruit is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in the conference this season. He’s certainly working hard on his game to make sure that’s true.Haskins posted a couple of pictures today of himself working out with some big-name quarterbacks.“Each one, teach one,” he wrote.Haskins was training with Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson and Georgia five-star freshman Justin Fields.Check it out:Each one, teach one .. #TakeOver pic.twitter.com/ByuwimYyeV— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) June 24, 2018Big things are expected of Haskins this fall. He wouldn’t have it any other way, though.Ohio State opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

Ohio State Issues Statement On Controversial Pregame Message For Penn State

first_imgOhio State football's controversial "silence the white noise" graphic ahead of Penn State.Ahead of Saturday’s game against Penn State, a “whiteout” game at Beaver Stadium, Ohio State football put out an ill-conceived graphic on Twitter.The graphic shows a Buckeye player, dressed in all-white, with his finger to his mouth, signaling for the team to “silence the white noise” from the Penn State crowd.Ohio State and Penn State has developed into a heated Big Ten East match-up over the last two years, with huge conference title and College Football Playoff ramifications.The Ohio State football graphic was a reference to the Penn State game, but many have criticized the language used, in light of the Zach Smith scandal.It isn’t a huge stretch for “silence the white noise” to be taken as a reference to “distractions” surrounding the program, with the recent Urban Meyer suspension.Silence the white noise.#GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/sipz9AsB8s— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 26, 2018Others have pointed to the fact that Meyer did not move sooner while knowing about allegations against Smith, his former wide receivers coach, and the general culture throughout the country that keeps victims from bringing many accusations of domestic and sexual violence to light.The graphic has drawn heavy criticism over the last two days. This afternoon, ESPN’s Dan Murphy reached out to Ohio State for a statement.The school basically punted on it, just saying that it is the same message that Ohio State used ahead of the 2016 game at Beaver Stadium.From an Ohio State spokesman: “That message is the same message we used before the 2016 whiteout game at Penn State. And that message is directed to our team to play really well to silence an incredible whiteout crowd at Penn State.” https://t.co/DreWbkc4Kw— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) September 27, 2018That is probably true, and in all likelihood, whichever staffer came up with the graphic without thinking about how it could be interpreted.Things changed a lot for Ohio State football this summer, and you would really hope that the program would be significantly more self-aware in these moments though.last_img read more

Cedric Benson’s Final Social Media Post Is Heartbreaking

first_imgCincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson.ATLANTA – OCTOBER 24: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The final social media post from former star running back Cedric Benson has surfaced and it is heartbreaking.Benson, 36, passed away in a reported motorcycle crash late on Saturday night.TMZ Sports had some of the tragic details:Benson — who was a superstar at the University of Texas from 2001 to 2004 — was reportedly driving his bike with a passenger when they got into an accident with another vehicle around 10 PM.The passenger — who has not yet been identified — was also killed in the wreck. Two other adults were injured. Officials are investigating the accident. Unclear what specifically caused the crash.Benson had taken to social media prior to his fateful ride on Saturday night. “My Saturday Evening,” Benson wrote, showing off a photo of his BMW motorcycle.Former Longhorn great Cedric Benson has died after a crash last night. His final Instagram post indicated he was going for a motorcycle ride. Condolences are pouring in, including from his former coach, Mack Brown. pic.twitter.com/X4DhXg1ekU— Wes Wilson (@weswilson4) August 18, 2019Benson was one of the greatest running backs to ever play at Texas, winning the Doak Walker Award in 2004, given to the country’s top running back. He went on to be picked No. 4 overall in the NFL Draft and played in the league from 2005-12.Our thoughts are with Benson’s family and friends.last_img read more

4-Star WR EJ Williams Commits To Clemson

first_imgDabo Swinney locking arms with his Clemson players.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Dabo Swinney links arms with safety Isaiah Simmons #11 and defensive back K’Von Wallace #12 of the Clemson Tigers during Tigers’ traditional Face Off prior to their football game against the Syracuse Orange at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)EJ Williams, one of the most coveted wide receiver recruits in the country, has made his college decision. To those who’ve followed his recruitment, it should come as no surprise.Williams is set to join the Clemson Tigers. Considering the sheer amount of wide receiver talent produced by Dabo Swinney’s program in recent years, it is easy to see why.All 11 of the recruiting experts that made predictions at 247Sports’ crystal ball believed that Williams would give his pledge to Clemson. This afternoon, they were proven correct.The site’s Cory Fravel was on hand for the announcement:LIVE- 2020 WR @_ejda1 commitment announcement https://t.co/x3Hlicfw7u— Cory Fravel (@CFravel247) August 24, 2019Clemson gets a big recruiting win in Alabama’s back yard. The future Tiger is from Phenix City, and had Alabama and Auburn among his finalists, along with LSU. He’ll join former high school teammate Justyn Ross, who has emerged as one of Clemson’s most dangerous weapons at the wide receiver position.247 ranks him No. 91 in the class of 2020. He’s the No. 20 wide receiver in the class, and the fourth-ranked player in Alabama.EJ Williams is just the latest addition in what is shaping up to be one of the best recruiting classes we’ve seen, at least on paper. The Tigers have a stranglehold on the top spot, usually reserved for Alabama.Clemson has 20 commitments, including six five-star players and another nine four-star players. The No. 2 and 3 classes, Alabama and LSU, each have 23 players, but still trail Clemson by a decent margin in the rankings.last_img read more

Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixing

first_imgSupreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixingSupreme Court observed that conduct of Sreesanth during the whole episode was “not good”. Sreesanth had said the life ban on him by BCCI was harshadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 18:45 IST Sreesanth challenged Kerala High Court verdict which restored his ban imposed (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSreesanth is facing life ban for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandalSupreme Court observed that conduct of Sreesanth during the whole episode was “not good”Sreesanth argued that the life ban on him by BCCI was harsh and illegalThe Supreme Court Wednesday questioned banned cricketer S Sreesanth for not immediately bringing it to the notice of BCCI that he was being approached for alleged spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match in 2013.The apex court observed that conduct of Sreesanth, who is facing life ban for his alleged involvement in the sensational spot-fixing scandal, in the entire episode was “not good”.Sreesanth, who was discharged by a trial court in 2015 in a criminal case related to alleged spot-fixing, told a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph that life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was harsh and there was no evidence to substantiate the claim that he was indulged in any illegality.The 35-year-old cricketer has challenged in the apex court the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which restored the ban imposed on him.Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Sreesanth, said it was not established that any spot-fixing was done in the match played between IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at Mohali in May 2013 and there was no evidence that the cricketer had received any payment for doing this.”Why didn’t you (Sreesanth) bring it immediately to the notice of the board (BCCI)?,” the bench asked Khurshid after he referred to recorded telephonic conversations between alleged bookies.The senior counsel said Sreesanth had failed to inform the board about him being approached for spot-fixing but even if he did not do this, the maximum ban that could be imposed upon him was five years.advertisement”All this indicates that conduct of S Sreesanth was not good. There is no doubt about this,” the bench said.Khurshid argued that as per allegations, Sreesanth was supposed to concede 14 runs in an over but he gave away 13 runs in that over which he bowled to “two of the best batsmen” — Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh.”At the worst, it could be said that I (Sreesanth) had the knowledge that somebody was trying to do fixing and I should have brought it to the notice of the authorities. If that is the case, the total ban could be up to five years,” he said.He said world over ban has been imposed on cricketers for indulging in such activities and except former South African captain Hansie Cronje, who later died in 2002 in a plane crash, life ban was not imposed on anyone.Khurshid referred to the case of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who was accused for his alleged involvement in a match fixing scandal of 2000, and said that life ban was imposed on him but later it was reversed.On November 8, 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court had termed the life ban imposed by the BCCI on Azharuddin in match fixing scandal as illegal and said it is unsustainable in law.”My (Sreesanth) desire is to get back my honour,” Khurshid told the bench, adding, “Ultimately, I am wasting my professional career. At least, let me play outside India. Every year, I am getting offers to play.”I have been given life ban for an offence which is not at all established,” he said, adding that there was no evidence of payment of Rs 10 lakh to Sreesanth for the alleged fixing.Khurshid said recorded telephonic conversations did not show that the match was fixed and evidence produced by Delhi Police was not accepted by the trial court.Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, appearing for Committee of Administrators (CoA) of BCCI, raised the issue of veracity of translation of the telephonic conversations referred to by Sreesanth’s counsel and said he needs to file a reply on this.Tripathi said he would also respond to the additional documents filed by the petitioner.The bench asked Tripathi to file his response and posted the matter for further hearing on February 20.The apex court said that Sreesanth’s counsel may also file the certified copy of complete transcripts of telephonic conversations that have been brough on record.Sreesanth had earlier told the top court that he has offers to play English County matches and life ban imposed on him by the BCCI is “too harsh”.The apex court had last year asked the Delhi High Court to decide expeditiously the appeal filed by the Delhi Police challenging a trial court order discharging several accused, including Sreesanth, in the alleged spot-fixing case.The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth, along with cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, and others on alleged charges of spot fixing during the IPL in 2013.advertisementAs many as 36 accused in the spot-fixing case, including Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila, were discharged by a trial court here in July 2015.The BCCI had, however, refused to alter its disciplinary decision of life ban on Sreesanth even after the trial court’s verdict.A single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth by the BCCI and had set aside all proceedings against him initiated by the board.Later, a division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the BCCI against the single-judge bench’s order.Also Read | Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake, should never have done that: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | What Harbhajan would have done had Sreesanth dropped Misbah in World T20 finalFor 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 Supreme CourtFollow SreesanthFollow BCCIFollow Spot-fixinglast_img read more

India second team after Australia to register 500 ODI wins

first_imgIndia second team after Australia to register 500 ODI winsIndia beat Australia by 8 wickets in the second ODI in Nagpur to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Tuesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk NagpurMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 23:48 IST Virat Kohli celebrates India’s 500th win in one-day internationals (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia’s first ODI win had come under captain S Venkataraghavan vs East Africa on July 13, 1975India has played 963 matches in ODIs till date and won 500 of themAustralia lead the list with 558 wins in one-day internationalsBrief scores – India (250) beat Australia (242) by 8 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Stoinis (52), Handscomb (48), Kuldeep (3/54), Shankar (2/15). Highlights | Match ReportTeam India reached a major landmark on Tuesday after a thrilling victory over Australia in the second ODI in Nagpur.India successfully defended 250 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium to register its 500th win in one-day internationals. It’s the second team to reach the landmark after Australia, who have 558 wins in ODIs.It has taken India 45 years to win 500 ODIs after playing its first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The nation has featured in 963 ODIs till date.India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. The 100th win had was registered against South Africa in 1993 while the remaining four milestone wins came in the new millennium.In the Nagpur ODI on Tuesday, Virat Kohli smashed 116 runs and Vijay Shankar took two wickets in the final over to secure a nail-biting eight-run win for India against Australia in the second one day international on Tuesday.Chasing India’s 251 to level the five-match series, Australia got off to a strong start before the hosts roared back into the contest with some disciplined bowling.It all came down to the final over, with the tourists needing 11 runs to win with two wickets in hand. But Shankar struck twice in the first three balls of the over and Australia were all out for 242. India now take a 2-0 lead into Friday’s third ODI in Ranchi.advertisementKohli’s century in India’s innings was his 40th in one-day internationals. He overtook former Australia captain Ricky Ponting in the list of most centuries in the format and is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who leads the charts with 49 centuries.Kohli also drew level with Tendulkar with his fourth hundred against Australia in India.It also happened to be Kohli’s second hundred against Australia this year. In Adelaide, Kohli had scored 104 as India chased down 299 against Australia in the second match of a three-ODI series.Overall, this was Kohli’s 7th ODI hundred against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list for batsmen with most centuries in India-Australia ODIs with nine hundreds. Kohli and Rohit Sharma are tied on the second spot with seven hundreds each.Also Read | I was waiting for this opportunity: Vijay Shankar after last-over heroics vs AustraliaAlso read | Virat Kohli on 40th ODI hundred: It’s just a number, more proud of our 2nd inningsAlso Read | Nagpur ODI: Vijay Shankar defends 10 off final over as India win thriller vs AustraliaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow India 500 ODI winsFollow Virat KohliFollow S Venkataraghavanlast_img read more

Dutee Chand faces family’s wrath after revealing same-sex relationship

first_imgDutee Chand faces family’s wrath after revealing same-sex relationshipDutee Chand said that her eldest sister threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 16:14 IST Dutee Chand had won two gold medals in Indian Grand Prix series 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDutee became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationshipDutee’s eldest sister threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jailDutee won two silver medals in women’s 100m and 200m at the Asian Games last yearUnapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship.”I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training.A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.Dutee, the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.”My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.advertisement”My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future.”I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said.While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.”My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.”She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team.”We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said.Dutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year.The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years.Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit.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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Dutee ChandFollow Asian GamesFollow 4x400m relaylast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Pakistan stun favourites England in high-scoring thriller

first_imgOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoSportsSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez top scored with 84 against England and also castled English captain Eoin Morgan to set up the tone for Pakistan’s win.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed led from the front as he timed the ball sweetly and ran well to hit 55 off 44.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: England’s Jos Buttler and Joe Root scored centuries in losing cause for England.While Buttler smashed 103 runs from 75 deliveries, Root scored 107 off 104 balls.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Wahab Riaz had registered the figures of three for 82 in 10 overs and was on a hat-trick at the start of the final over of the match.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Amir celebrate their first victory of the World Cup 2019 over England.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: World Cup 2019EnglandPakistanSource type: photogalleryShort description: Pakistan stunned hosts England by 14 runs to register their first win in World Cup 2019. Men-in-green also ended their long losing streak in one-day international cricket.Preview_unique_id: preview_5cf61bb150f771559632817_1542234_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 12:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE3OTI2MjMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTIwNjU1MCJdLCJjYXRlZ29yeSI6WyIxMjA4NTYxIiwiMTgwODEyNiIsIjE4MDY2NjEiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDY2MDgiXSwic3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInByaW1hcnlfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxODA2NjYxIn0=770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Pakistan stun favourites England in high-scoring thrillerApp headline: World Cup 2019: Pakistan stun favourites England in high-scoring thrillerlast_img read more

Barcelona official denies club wants Neymar to return

first_img Next Associated Press BarcelonaJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 20:38 IST Barcelona vice president denied the club wanted Neymar back (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona official has said the club has not discussed on bringing Neymar backBarcelona vice president Jordi Cardoner said Neymar wanted to return to BarcelonaNeymar forced his way out of Barcelona in 2017A Barcelona official has denied the Spanish soccer club is trying to bring back Neymar amid reports the Brazil striker wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain.Barcelona vice president Jordi Cardoner says “probably Neymar wants to return to Barca … but we have not put that topic on the table.”He adds “what appears to be correct as of today, from what I have read, have heard, what seems true, is that Neymar wants to come back to Barca.”Neymar forced his way out of Barcelona in 2017 when PSG broke the record for a transfer by triggering his contract’s 222 million euro (then-$262 million) buyout clause.The 27-year-old Neymar has since been hit by injuries and a rape accusation, which he denies.In his four seasons at Barcelona, Neymar scored 105 goals and won the Champions League, Club World Cup, two Spanish league titles and three Copa del Rey titles.But Neymar is also embroiled in different legal cases in Spain regarding alleged improprieties in his transfer from Brazilian club Santos and a dispute with Barcelona over a signing bonus.Also Read | Brazil 2019 adds to Ecuador’s woes at Copa AmericaAlso Read | Argentina seal win against Qatar to advance to quarterfinals in Copa AmericaAlso 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 NeymarFollow Paris Saint-GermainFollow Barcelona Barcelona official denies club wants Neymar to returnBarcelona vice president Jordi Cardoner has said Neymar wants to return to the club but the Spanish champions have not discussed on bringing the Brazilian star footballer back yet.advertisementlast_img read more

The Perfect Shoe for April’s Drizzle

first_img How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt We all know the saying, ‘April showers…’ so to prep for some spring time wet weather we have found the perfect line of shoes from Norway aptly named, SWIMS.Launched in 2005 and inspired by traditional galoshes, the brand has escaped the cheese factor and continuously rolls out water-resistant rubber shoes in classic shapes, all while offering great support (unlike galoshes). They also have a rubber sole for traction and ventilation to ensure breathability. However, if you are looking for a proper galosh they sell those too in a plethora of colors to wrap around your precious brogue so it doesn’t get dampened by the weather.This season men can find great looking laced loafers (similar in design to a boat shoe), as well as a penny and flat loafer and the Fabio, a classic sneaker with SWIMS rubber details.Go get yourself a pair and spare those suede shoes the damage of the deluge. Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Dive In Feet First With the Best Rubber Boots for Men last_img read more

Movember Shopping Discount with O&N Collective

The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? How them mustaches growing guys? We are nearly half way through Movember and each year the ‘MoBro’ community continues to thrive. In order to keep you excited about the event we have partnered with our friends over at O&N Collective to offer you gents some incentives.As the founder Michelle Witherby tells us, “As an online grooming apothecary we love doing something special for the guys this month in honor of Movember.  While you’re growing out those mustaches, we want to soften the somewhat scratchy process!”Organic Male is one of our favorite grooming lines because of its simplicity: Four products (in normal, oily and dry categories), four steps, four minutes. They are also cruelty free, fair trade, eco-friendly and made right here in the USA. What is not to like?Launched in 2009 in Baker City, Oregon, Greenbody is an amazing line of natural deodorants developed to reduce unnecessary exposure to synthetic materials. Infused with stress-reducing essential oils it is safe for all skin types and works hella well.Here is the deal:O&N is offering The Manual community 15% off their order of Organic Male and Greenbody Deodorant products using code: TMG15. Also 5% of your purchase will be donated to the November cause and O& N will be matching the donation.Start shopping for the cause! Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America World Beard Champion Madison Rowley is Cutting His Beard to Fight Addiction Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest read more