Rodri says workload hitting Man City campaignby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri says their workload is hitting their campaign.Pep Guardiola is aiming to win his third league title in a row with the Blues, but City have made their worst start to a league campaign since he took charge of the club in 2016. Asked to explain their losses in the league, he told ESPN: “I won my first title as soon as I arrived [Community Shield], so that [start] was good.”I think people have to be aware that there is a lot happening: we have had a lot of players out, it is difficult because we play every three days in three competitions and we are playing with more or less the same players.”What’s done is done.”We have to realise that we are doing things wrong, and we have to fix it. We have to be calm: it’s the start of the season, we have recognised that we have had our problems, and we improve.”Also, in football there are many things you can’t control. We hope we can get important players [back from injury] and when they do, that will be good for the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
JT Barrett Circle DrillToday was Student Appreciation Day at Ohio State, and as you can imagine, the turnout at Buckeye spring practice was strong. Fans usually love seeing players participate in the “Circle Drill,” but don’t often end up getting involved themselves. Quarterbacks are always excluded from the action as well, so naturally today saw an OSU QB and a young fan face off in the circle.Lori Schmidt of Columbus’ 97.1 The Fan has the video of J.T. Barrett “defeating” a young woman in the Circle Drill. Surely this was a thrill for her to be face-to-face with one of the Buckeyes. Ohio State QB JT Barrett participates in circle drill at the team’s student appreciation day practice. pic.twitter.com/GD6rAxK89O— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) April 2, 2016That will undoubtedly be the only time you see Barrett in the circle during his career in Columbus.
Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis apparently was not happy with the officiating in today’s loss at Ohio State.Buckeye running back Mike Weber, who, like Wolverines cornerback Jourdan Lewis, attended Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech, shared an apparent post-game text message from Lewis. In it, he is complaining about the referees.??? go away @JourdanJD pic.twitter.com/3eAU0AzJep— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) November 26, 2016Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh criticized the officials in his post-game press conference. He, like many Wolverine fans, thought Ohio State received a favorable spot on its critical fourth down conversion in double-overtime.Other Michigan fans voiced displeasure with a handful of pass interference calls (and non-calls) throughout the day. Apparently, Lewis also thought the game was poorly officiated.But man, did Weber have to screenshot him like this? That’s harsh dude, even for a heated rivalry.
BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Someone handed Lane Kiffin a microphone. Naturally, he used it to take some digs at his former employer.Kiffin hasn’t been shy about trolling Nick Saban and Alabama, since leaving the school. The former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator revived his career under Saban, and parlayed it into the head coaching job at FAU.Last season, he had a huge Year 1 with the Owls, going 11-3 with an undefeated Sun Belt record, and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl.Expectations are extremely high for FAU this season. The Owls should be one of the best Group of Five programs in the country, and are the favorites to win their conference once again. They won’t get off to an easy start, though.FAU opens the season on the road at Oklahoma. The Sooners are coming off of a College Football Playoff berth, and even after losing a number of stars including Heisman winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, Kiffin thinks they might be the best team in the country.Specifically, Lane Kiffin told fans at a recent stop on the FAU “Winning in Paradise” tour that Oklahoma is a “better team than ‘Bama.”Jake Elman of The Palm Beach Post tweeted video of Kiffin’s little jab at Alabama, from a stop in Coconut Creek.Lane Kiffin (jokingly!?!?) on FAU playing Oklahoma in week one. “You’re getting a better team than Bama.” @RedditCFB @pbpsports pic.twitter.com/UygSdRQVrF— Jake Elman (@JakeElman) June 13, 2018Oklahoma should be a very strong team once again. The Sooners get one more year with quarterback Kyler Murray, who looked pretty electrifying in relief of Mayfield last season.He was recently a top 10 pick by the Oakland A’s in the MLB Draft. However, he will play one final year of college football at Oklahoma before foregoing his senior season and turning his attention to baseball.Kiffin has good reason to promote the Sooners as one of the country’s best teams. If his team can spring an upset on the road—or even keep things close—and OU has another big season, it could help FAU potentially capture the G5 bid in one of the New Year’s Six games, which would be a massive accomplishment for a Sun Belt program.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)ABC tabbed the Ohio State-TCU contest as Week 3’s game of the week. So far, the Buckeyes and the Horned Frogs have lived up to the hype.Ohio State and TCU have both put up a ton of offense through two quarters. There have been some timely stops by the opposing defenses, too.The Buckeyes seemed poised to score heading into the break, but OSU missed a field goal to end the first half.It’s TCU 14, Ohio State 13 heading into halftime.Does ESPN think the Buckeyes will be able to pull out a win in the second half? Here’s the prediction from ESPN’s Football Power Index.ESPN’s Football Power Index is still confident in Ohio State, it gives the Buckeyes a 68.8 percent chance to win the game.TCU will get the ball to start the second half, which will begin in about 15 minutes.The Ohio State-TCU game is on ABC.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)One of the top junior college linebackers in the country is off the board. Caleb Johnson is bound for Texas.The four-star Murrieta (Calif.) Fullerton College product announced his commitment to the Longhorns tonight. Johnson chose the UT over Arkansas, Oregon and Colorado.He was originally committed to Iowa State but reopened his recruitment in October.Blessed to say I’m committed to the University of Texas??. I’m thankful for everyone that believed in me and helped me get where I am today?? #FJCPRODUCT @TexasFootball @FullColl_FB pic.twitter.com/nL50Io1gbB— CJ (@CalebJohnsun) December 18, 2018Johnson is the No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 39 overall recruit in the junior college ranks, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Here is an updated look at Texas’ 2019 recruiting haul.Texas checks in at No. 7 in the 2019 composite team recruiting rankings. You can see those full rankings here.
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)College football takes a hiatus for the next eight-and-a-half months, leaving us to fantasize about what excitement lies ahead next fall. Once again, we have a number of major non-conference matchups early in the season.ESPN’s Andrea Adelson ranked her top non-conference games in 2019. Some of these games will shape the College Football Playoff race, even though they are in the first few weeks of the campaign.Adelson chose Georgia-Notre Dame at No. 1. This will be the second time these two teams have met recently, with Georgia having beaten ND in South Bend in 2017.The Bulldogs host the Fighting Irish on Sept. 21, and there will be more than just a game at stake, as Adelson notes.Let’s be real. The trash-talk coming from Georgia players via Twitter as they watched Notre Dame get trucked by Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal makes this Week 4 matchup between the Irish and Bulldogs must-see TV. And considering both teams should be in the top 5 and playoff contenders again at that point, this one is already circled 50 times on the calendar, though it’s eight months out. This will be Notre Dame’s first trip to Athens, Georgia, and a return game after the two played in South Bend in 2017 (Georgia won 20-19). It will be hard to ignore the playoff implications in this one, especially considering the Irish must once again — in all likelihood — be perfect to have any shot at the top four.A 12-0 regular season in 2019 would be a major accomplishment for Notre Dame, considering the Irish have to play at Georgia, at Michigan and at Stanford. As for the Bulldogs, they can ill afford to lose a non-conference game before the SEC gauntlet kicks in.In addition to its usual SEC East slate, Georgia has to travel to Auburn and play a tough Texas A&M team in conference crossover action.If both of these teams are undefeated going into Week 4, the atmosphere for this one should be incredible.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers enter 2019 as the defending national champions, coming off a 15-0 season, with an elite freshman quarterback and one of the top recruiting staffs in the nation. But ESPN believes it would be a mistake to think of Clemson as a flawless team as they begin their title defense this season.According to ESPN writer David M. Hale, Clemson’s biggest obstacle heading into 2019 will be finding replacements and leaders for a plethora of superstar defenders that are leaving school.Specifically, Hale pointed to the team losing five of their top six pass rushers from 2018, who have either declared for the NFL early or have otherwise graduated, as a big obstacle to overcome.For any other team, the turnover on defense would be a huge red flag. For Clemson, it’s more of a minor inconvenience. Yes, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant are all moving on to the NFL, along with Tre Lamar, Kendall Joseph and Trayvon Mullen.Hale added that while the Tigers likely have the players capable of stepping up to the plate physically, the team will need to identify its new defensive leaders.The talent remains stout. The leadership will need to be developed this spring.Ferrell, Bryant, Wilkins, Joseph, and Lamar combined for 32 sacks and 70 tackles for loss in 2018.The Tigers may be one of the betting favorites for the 2019 national championship, but head coach Dabo Swinney will certainly want to identify the team’s new leaders quickly.[ESPN]
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Former Michigan star and Wolverine assistant coach Tyrone Wheatley is reportedly set to take over his own program. Wheatley has landed a head coaching job, according Football Scoop.Football Scoop’s Zach Burnett reports that Wheatley is expected to be named the new coach at Morgan State. The Bears played the 2018 season under interim head coach Ernest Jones, going 4-7.Wheatley spent the last two seasons as the running backs coach of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the running backs coach at his alma mater under Jim Harbaugh in 2015-16.Wheatley also has stints with the Buffalo Bills (2013-14) and Syracuse (2010-12) on his resume. His only previous head coaching experience was at his former high school, Dearborn Heights (Mich.) Robichaud in 2007.Tyrone Wheatley is expected to be the next head coach at Morgan State, sources told @FootballScoop https://t.co/ThiJIYjLCq— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) February 5, 2019Wheatley was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 1992 and a three-time All-Big Ten first team selection from 1992-94. He was then selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.Wheatley played 10 years in the NFL, four with the Giants and six with the Oakland Raiders, retiring after the 2004 campaign.Additionally, Wheatley has had a pair of sons play college football. Tyrone Jr. played for Michigan before transferring to Stony Brook, where he appeared in 11 games in 2018. Terius Wheatley played in 10 games this season at Virginia Tech.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top wide receivers in the 2020 recruiting class has announced his college commitment, as he’s heading to the SEC.Jeremiah Johnson, a four-star wide receiver out of Homerville, Georgia, is heading to Florida.The 6-foot-7 wideout announced his college commitment on social media.“My decision has been made,” he wrote. “I will be attending the University of Florida.”Here yah go 📝💯 pic.twitter.com/CmF0ZvSU1R— Melly Mi👁☠️ (@jjeremiahman) March 21, 2019Johnson is ranked the No. 68 WR in the 2020 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, the No. 359 player overall.Arkansas, Cincinnati, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee, among other programs, were also involved in his recruitment.Florida’s 2020 class is ranked the No. 6 class in the country.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 09:17 IST Nathan Lyon said Australia have got the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia and Australia will play 2 T20Is and 5 ODIs from February 24Nathan Lyon has been named in the Australian squad for India tour”We get a great opportunity to play a lot of white-ball cricket before the World Cup,” Lyon saidOff-spinner Nathan Lyon has backed the Australian team to do well in the upcoming limited-overs series in India starting February 24. India and Australia will play two Twenty20 Internationals followed by five one day internationals.Nathan Lyon, who has been named in the squad, said Australia have got the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions.”We get a great opportunity to play a lot of white-ball cricket before the World Cup so I think if we can go out and enjoy ourselves, make sure our preparation is right, then we can compete against the best in their conditions as well. It will be a great challenge for us, there’s no point shying away from that. It’s a great opportunity for a young side,” Lyon was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.Coach Justin Langer has already said that the team travelling to India was not the final 2019 ICC World Cup squad.Lyon will be taking part in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Sydney Sixers before flying to India and he believes his stint in the tournament would help him strengthen his chances of playing in the World Cup.”Hopefully my World Cup campaign, my selection, will start on Sunday. I just need to keep putting in good performances with the ball and making sure I can play my role, whichever side I’m playing in whether that’s the Sixers or Australia,” Lyon said.”I know my role in the Australian set-up with captain Aaron Finch, we just have to keep working on it and ensuring we are playing an exciting brand of cricket. There’s a massive couple of goals just around the corner for the Australian side,” he added.advertisementAustralia will open their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.Australia squad for India tour:Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy ShortAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nathan LyonFollow Aaron FinchFollow Usman Khawaja Nathan Lyon wants Australia to enjoy cricket on challenging India tourNathan Lyon, who has been named in the squad, said Australia have the ability to “compete against the best” in foreign conditions.advertisement
10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper LeeAs a tribute to the famous novelist, Harper Lee, and her groundbreaking work of To Kill a Mockingbird, we have gathered some very famous quotes from the novel you might not like to miss.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2016UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:13 IST Jacket of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird, written by American novelist Harper Lee was first published in July, 1960 by the Lippincott company from Philadelphia, and soon became very successful, even picking up a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The book was loosely based on a child’s view of the world of the 1936 Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee lived as a 10-year-old.Month Club and the Library of Congress Center for the Book carried out a survey in 1991, where they found that as a book, Mockingbird stood only behind the Bible as “most often cited as making a difference”. Some consider it to be the Great American Novel.When the news of Harper Lee publishing her second novel Go Set A Watchman came out, we could only imagine the happiness on the faces of people who have read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee also received the Presidential Medal for Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.She was named Nelle Harper Lee by her parents as a tribute to her grandmother Ellen. However, she omitted the first name in her books as the name Nelle (rhyming with Bell) might have been confused with Nellie. She was one of the most famous novelists of the twentieth century. Harper Lee died on February 19, 2016, aged 89, when she was sleeping at her residence in Monroeville, Alabama, USA.As we remember the legendary writer, here are some quotes from the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to email@example.comGet 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 BorivaliFollow Mumbai CST stationFollow advertising networkFollow Andhra Pradesh Open School SocietyFollow Luxury business management
Play and thrash Pakistan in World Cup, says Haryana sports ministerFollowing the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which claimed the lives of at least 42 soldiers, there has been increasing clamour for India to sever all ties with Pakistan, including on the cricket field.advertisement Chetan Sharma New DelhiMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 12:24 IST India and Pakistan are scheduled to face-off in the World Cup on June 16 (AP Photo)Haryana sports minister Anil Vij on Saturday suggested Team India should not boycott World Cup match against Pakistan in England. Speaking to Mail Today, Vij said that refusing to play would only benefit Pakistan, who would receive a boost in their chances of reaching the knockout rounds.Following the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which claimed the lives of at least 42 soldiers, there has been increasing clamour for India to sever all ties with Pakistan, including on the cricket field.Ex-players like Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Azharuddin have called for India to boycott their World Cup fixture against Pakistan. However, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar want the country to play.The senior BJP leader and Haryana minister Vij, too, echoed Gavaskar and Tendulkar’s views.”See, India should not play the bilateral series with Pakistan or any series between the two. But ICC World Cup is a multinational event and India should play, no matter what country they face. Why should we back out? India should play and thrash Pakistan completely in the major event,” the minister said.”But yes, I would also want say that the matter will be decided later by the Indian government and the board (BCCI),” he added.The bilateral cricketing ties between the two countries have already been suspended since 2012 and the teams last played a full series in 2007.Last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) assured the BCCI that if need arises, it will uplift the security based on advice of relevant agencies to address India’s concerns during the World Cup.advertisementAt the start of the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting in Dubai, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri expressed India’s concerns about the security of its players in the mega event which is scheduled to start May 30.”On behalf of the BCCI, Rahul Johri raised concerns for the safety and security of the Indian team, match officials and the Indian Fans, at the CEC Meeting,” said a senior BCCI official.Also Watch:Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow Anil Vij
Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 19:24 IST Kuldeep Yadav has got only four wickets in nine games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2019. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep has got only four wickets in nine games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPLHarbhajan said that the wrist-spinner has no technical problems as suchHarbhajan expects Kuldeep to show some situational awareness when he is getting hitKuldeep Yadav’s sudden loss of form in the ongoing IPL will not in any way impact his performance in the World Cup where he will have ample chance of a comeback, feels senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.Kuldeep, who is expected to be a vital cog in India’s World Cup campaign, has got only four wickets in nine games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and was dropped in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad due to “poor form”.”There is no doubt that Kuldeep is going through a rough patch in IPL. T20 is a format which can destroy the confidence of any bowler but let’s not compare formats. One-day (match) is a different ball game and you will see a very different Kuldeep,” Harbhajan told PTI during an interview on Wednesday.Harbhajan said from what he has seen Kuldeep bowling in the IPL, the wrist spinner has no technical problems as such.”I have watched a bit of his bowling and I don’t think there are any technical problems. And please check who all are hitting Kuldeep? The Indian guys are primarily hitting him. Virat (Kohli) in two games, Mayank (Agarwal), Mandy (Mandeep), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan.”Leave aside Virat, who is in a different league, all these guys are competent players of spin bowling. They read Kuldeep’s wrists much better than foreign batsmen. So in World Cup, Kuldeep will be bowling mostly to those who are still not reading him well. I think you will see a different Kuldeep,” said Harbhajan, who has played two World Cup finals.advertisementBut Harbhajan expects Kuldeep to show some situational awareness when he is getting hit. He said in that situation his franchise captain should also play a role.”If he is getting hit by giving the deliveries more air, for a change, he can just push it a bit faster. If they are stepping out and hitting from a length, he can just alter the length by half a yard. Now when you get hit, your mind does not work automatically.”So there comes in the captain, who should tell him, ‘Okay, you have tried your thing, now try what I am telling you’. It helps a youngster,” said the player who has been a part of two most successful franchises in CSK and Mumbai Indians.Harbhajan then explained that in the World Cup, no team will be consistently attacking Kuldeep.”He may get hit but in the middle overs, the skipper will pack one side of the field, whether it’s inside 30-yard circle or outside. Even if he is hit for two fours, he can come back with figures of 3/50 or 2 for 45 on most days. And that’s decent figures. In ODIs, you have to be a really bad bowler to go for 75-80 runs every day,” said Harbhajan, who has 269 wickets from 236 ODIs.Another factor that will certainly work in Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal’s favour is the period of play when they are expected to operate.”In IPL, Kuldeep is bowling the 14th or even the 16th over when batsmen are throwing their bats around. In the World Cup, Virat will probably finish their quota by latest 42nd or 43rd over. So the last seven overs, which will always be tricky, they are not expected to bowl,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav’s loss of form worrying for Team India before 2019 ICC World CupAlso Read | The boys just wanted to test our hearts: Harbhajan Singh jokes after another last-ball win for CSKFor 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 IPL 2019Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow Kuldeep Yadav IPL 2019: Harbhajan plays down concerns over Kuldeep Yadav’s form ahead of World CupThe veteran off-spinner believes that Kuldeep’s poor returns at IPL 2019 wouldn’t impact his performance at the all-important World Cup 2019.advertisement
No data available! scorecard graphs view more view less commentary IPL 2019: MS Dhoni ruled out of CSK vs MI match with feverMS Dhoni had earlier missed the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17 due to back spasm. advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 19:41 IST MS Dhoni’s absence will be a big blow for CSK on Friday as they look to seal their spot in the playoffs (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThis is only the 5th IPL match MS Dhoni is not playing for Chennai Super KingsDhoni had earlier missed the match vs SRH on April 17 due to back spasmMumbai hold a 15-12 advantage over Chennai in head-to-head IPL encountersMahendra Singh Dhoni will miss his second match for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019 as he is down with fever. Suresh Raina will lead the Super Kings in their match against Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Friday.CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will also miss this key clash due to fever. This is only the 5th IPL match that MS Dhoni is not playing for Chennai Super Kings. CSK vs MI Live BlogDhoni had earlier missed the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17 due to back spasm. Raina had led the Super Kings in that match and suffered a 6-wicket defeat at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.Dhoni’s absence will be a big blow for Chennai on Friday as they look to seal their spot in the playoffs. The defending champions are on top of the table with 16 points from 11 matches and need just one more win to become the first team to advance to the playoffs.Wishing MS Dhoni a super speedy recovery!#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/9AZxP51JAhMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 26, 2019Mumbai Indians on the other hand, are placed third with 12 points and yet to consolidate their position in the top four and need at least two more wins to seal a play-off berth.Mumbai Indians, who are returning to play at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, will be confident, considering they had beaten the defending champions in their early-season meeting at home. After posting 170 on the board, CSK were jolted by the pace trio of Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff and Hardik Pandya who shared 7 wickets between them.advertisementThe @ChennaiIPL win the toss and elect to bowl first against the @mipaltan #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/a4Un17kV7QIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 2019Chennai Super Kings have enjoyed a lot of success against most teams in the IPL but Mumbai Indians have always proved to be worthy opponents. In fact, CSK have a winning percentage of less than 50 against only MI in the IPL.In 27 meetings between the two sides across all competitions, Mumbai Indians have managed to win 15 with Chennai Super Kings winning 12.Mumbai however, must be cautious against Chennai as they have not lost a single game at their home so far in this year’s league. Chennai have won all of their five games at the Chepauk.More importantly, Mumbai Indians have enjoyed considerable success over the years at Chepauk, considered Chennai Super Kings’ fortress.CSK have not lost a single match at Chepauk in IPL 2019. In fact, they have lost only one match out of their last 18 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. However, the said defeat came against MI in IPL 2015 and Rohit Sharma’s men are the last team to beat MS Dhoni’s men at the iconic venue.In fact, Mumbai Indians completed a double over Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk in IPL 2015, also winning the final at Chennai’s home venue.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow CSK vs MIFollow IPL 2019
India vs West Indies: Every game in World Test Championship is important, says Ajinkya RahaneIndia tour of West Indies 2019: Ahead of the 2nd Test, starting Friday in Jamaica, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said India will be looking to repeat their performance from Antigua as they are well placed to complete a 2-0 whitewash of the Test series.advertisement India Today Web Desk JamaicaAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 08:52 IST India vs West Indies, 2nd Test in Jamaica: Ajinkya Rahane said India will not take West Indies lightly (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are looking to complete a clean sweep of the Test seriesIndia take on West Indies in the 2nd Test in JamaicaVice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said India will not take West Indies lightlyIndia vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said there’s no place for complacency in the Indian dressing room as they prepare for the 2nd and final Test of the ongoing series against West Indies in Jamaica.India crushed West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test and maintained the clean slate on the ongoing tour but Ajinkya Rahane believes India will be focussed as ever when they step on the field at Sabina Park from Friday in the 2nd Test.Following the win in Antigua, India clinched 60 points and topped the World Test Championship table and Ajinkya Rahane said the new format makes every session, let alone every Test match important.West Indies, who beat England at home in a 2-Test series earlier this year, came up with an insipid show, especially with the bat as they were bowled out for 100 in the 2nd innings in Antigua. Rahane though stresses India are not going take West Indies lightly, considering the depth and quality in their squad.”We are really confident about what we did in the last game but we have to be in the present. Cricket s a funny game. We can’t take it lightly, especially when the points system is involved. So we have to give more than 100 percent in each and every Test and each and every session. Hopefully, we can repeat our performance from Antigua,” Ajinkya Rahane said on the eve of the 2nd Test in Jamaica.”West Indies is a positive team. They bat deep and they are a good bowling unit. As I said, we are not going to take them lightly. It’s important to respect them and important to play to our strength. We are focussed on starting off sessions well,” he added.advertisementAjinkya Rahane’s return to form is being seen as one of the biggest positives to have emerged from the Test series so far. The India vice-captain ended his 2-year-long drought for an international hundred when he went past the 3-figure mark in the 2nd innings of the Antigua Test.Rahane got close to scoring a hundred in the first innings but he missed out after getting out for 81. Rahane made it count in the second innings and collected the Man of the Match award for his contribution with the bat.Shedding light on the “special” hundred, Rahane said: “If felt really special for me. I actually got to know how it… what it takes to get a century after 2 years. I was working really hard on my batting. I always think about what I can learn from every game, every practice session so it was really special. I though, wasn’t thinking about any milestones. Because of the team thinking, pressure was completely off.”Hard to see Rohit miss a Test: RahaneMeanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane heaped rich praise on Hanuma Vihari for converting his domestic form into runs at the international level while empathising with Rohit Sharma who was left out of the playing XI in the first Test.Despite being in imperious form in white-ball cricket, Rohit may have to wait a bit longer for another opportunity in Tests as he is unlikely to make the playing XI for the 2nd Test in Jamaica.”Vihari did really well in India A tours and domestic circuit. It’s good to see that a player who has consistently done well at the domestic level is also doing well at the international level. At the same time, Rohit Sharma is a quality player, special player. It’s hard to see him miss a Test match but at the end of the day, it’s all in the team’s perspective,” Rahane added.Also Read | India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni was unavailable for selection, confirms MSK PrasadAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Shivam Dube help India A beat South Africa AAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India VS West IndiesFollow Jamaica TestFollow Virat KohliFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Hanuma VihariFollow Rohit Sharma Next
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Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 19:24 IST Shubman Gill roared back to form with a gritty fifty against South Africa A. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platformIndia A had won the five-match ODI series against South Africa A 4-1India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumpsYoung Shubman Gill was back in form with an unbeaten 66 after bowlers set the platform, dismissing the visiting side for 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test here on Monday.Gill, who has been an opener for Punjab in the longer format, played out Lungi Ngidi’s (1/18 in 6 overs) first spell as he faced 108 balls, hitting nine fours and a six as India A were in command reaching 129 for 2 at stumps.With India looking out for an opener who can replace an out-of-form KL Rahul, a big inning from Gill will put him in contention alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal.The youngster had two steady partnerships — 48 for the opening wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and 56 for the second wicket with Ricky Bhui (26).This was after the bowling attack performed admirably demolishing the South Africans for a meager score in 51.5 overs.Pacer Shardul Thakur (3 for 29) and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham (3 for 64) were the picks of the bowlers. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was steady as ever (2/37).After being drubbed 1-4 in the five-match ODI series, South Africa ‘A’ would have hoped for a change in fortunes, but it was a tough day for them.Sent in to bat by the host, the visiting side was jolted early when senior team opener Aiden Markram was caught behind by wicketkeeper Kona Bharat off Mohammed Siraj in the first over of the match.After Siraj got the prized scalp of Markram, Thakur took over, dismissing the other opener Pieter Malan (0), Khayelihle Zondo (6) and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen (0).advertisementWith South Africa ‘A’ tottering at 22 for 5 and the host bowlers being on target, Markram’s side looked in danger of being bundled out for a double-digit score.Some late resistance from young paceman Marco Jansen (45 not out, 69 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) and spinner Dane Piedt (33, 45 balls, 6 fours) helped them cross the 150-run mark.Brief scores (at end of day 1): South Africa ‘A’: 164 all out in 51.5 overs (Marco Jansen 45 not out, Dane Piedt 33, Shardul Thakur 3/29, K Gowtham 3/64).India ‘A’ 129 for 2 in 38 overs (Shubman Gill 66 batting, Rituraj Gaikwad 30, Ricky Bhui 26).Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India AFollow South Africa A India A vs South Africa A 1st Test: Shubman Gill hits unbeaten 66 after India A bowlers skittle out SA for 164India A bowlers put in a spirited performance to bowl out South Africa A for a meagre 164 on the first day of the ‘Unofficial’ Test.advertisement Next
Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 14:28 IST Antonela Roccuzzo Instagram PhotoIt looks like Argentine striker Lionel Messi’s son Mateo has inherited great goal-scoring skills from his father.In a video posted by Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo, Mateo can be seen scoring a penalty and then celebrating like the Barcelona star.”Happy Birthday my love. Just wish you to be happy all your life and never stop being that cute character that makes our lives happy,” she posted the caption in Spanish.Messi is viewed as the greatest striker currently, along with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.Both Messi and Ronaldo were shortlisted for the Best FIFA player award.The duo also got nominations in the UEFA awards but they were pipped by Liverpool’s defender Virgin van Dijk to take the honour.Messi is doubtful for the team’s opening Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund due to the calf injury he picked up in August.In August this year, Messi was handed a three-month ban from international football by CONMEBOL, South America’s football governing body, for his comments made during the Copa America.Along with the ban, Messi was also fined USD 50,000.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Mateo MessiFollow Antonela Roccuzzo Next Watch: Lionel Messi’s son scores a goal and celebrates like his fatherIn a video posted by Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo, Mateo can be seen scoring a penalty and then celebrating like the Barcelona star.advertisement
India vs South Africa 3rd T20 Live Streaming: When and where to watch live telecastIndia vs South Africa (Ind vs SA) 3rd T20 Live Streaming, telecast on: After a commanding performance in Mohali, Team India will aim to seal the three-match series when they enter the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium for the third and final T20I against South Africa on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruSeptember 22, 2019UPDATED: September 22, 2019 11:49 IST India vs South Africa 3rd T20 Live Streaming (AP Photo)South Africa were expected to have a tough time in India in the ongoing T20I series and deputy Rassie van der Dussen has said that they are looking to learn with every outing against one of the best teams in the world.Speaking to the media on the eve of the game, Rassie also spoke about how the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are champions and it is a challenge for the South Africans to take them on.”Those guys are world-class players and probably the best T20 batters. Virat and Rohit are leading runs scorers and it’s a great challenge for us,” he said.Rassie said that while the team knew that it would be tough taking on the Men in Blue, a washout in the first game didn’t help matters as they now must win the third T20I to level the series.”We came here we knew it’s gonna be tough. India obviously is one of the strongest teams in the world and we are embracing that challenge. Unfortunately, the first game was washed due to rain. But we have got one more chance to level the series,” he said.While the Indians have also looked to give young players a chance – with an eye on the World T20 – Rassie feels that the host bowlers have done a good job and even though they haven’t played international cricket, plying their trade in the IPL has helped them learn.”Credit must go to the way India bowlers bowled in the final overs. We didn’t capitalise and fell 10-15 runs short, 165 would have been a nice score,” Rassie said. “They are inexperienced in terms of international cricket but we do know they have played T20 cricket, especially in their own conditions.”advertisementWhen is the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match?The India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match will be played on September 22, 2019 (Sunday).Where will the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match be played?The India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.What time does the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I begin?The India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match will start at 07:00 PM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match live?The India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. The match will be aired live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary.How do I watch live streaming of the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match?The live streaming of the India vs South Africa 3rd T20I match will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on https://www.indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: India eye series win in Virat Kohli’s happy hunting groundAlso Read | Team India and coaching staff’s daily allowance on away tours doubledAlso Read | Communication is very important when batting with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: Shikhar DhawanFor 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 South Africa live streamingFollow live streaming of ind vs sa Next