Month: October 2019

Month: October 2019

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: We won’t underestimate Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says they won’t underestimate Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.Klopp offered a nod to Newcastle’s financial situation when it comes to transfer restraints.He said: “I don’t know too much about Newcastle, from time to time I read a little bit.”Nobody was really happy with the amount of money they had to sign players, but Rafa is too experienced to carry that for a full season.”Meanwhile they are really settled, in a good moment result-wise.”It was always difficult to play against them.”Newcastle give us a lot to think about, the crosses with Rondon in the box.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgAjax goalkeeper Onana confesses he’d welcome Barcelona returnby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper André Onana has confessed he’d welcome a return to Barcelona.Onana was linked with Barca over the summer.And he told Marca: “It has always been my club, it gave me everything, it allowed me to return to Europe and I am very grateful. “If Barcelona shows interest again for me, I will go with great pleasure, but we do not know what can happen. “I am very grateful to the coaches I have had.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img


Month: October 2019

first_imgSome NCAA Tournament emojis.If you’re one of those people who can only communicate on text using emojis, The Washington Post has you covered for March Madness this year. The publication has designed emojis for all 68 NCAA Tournament teams, along with a number for squads that just missed the cut. And to be honest, they did an incredible job. Here are the emojis for the Kentucky Wildcats and the Duke Blue Devils, two of the favorites to win it all this year. They’re fantastic.Kentucky DukeHere’s the entire grid – you can click through to see more. You can also save them to your phone if you open the link in a regular browser.EmojisCollege basketball fans – will you be using them this March?last_img


Month: October 2019

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the fifth in a 15-part series in which we preview college football’s top teams. We’ll be counting down from 15 to one, with the final team, released on Sept. 3 – the day college football starts – serving as our national title pick. 11. Clemson TigersThe Clemson Tigers are a trendy pick to win the ACC this year, despite the fact that Florida State is the three-time defending conference champion. Clemson has won at least 10 games in each of the past four seasons, and many believe that if star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy all year, the Tigers will have a legitimate shot at taking the next step and competing for a national championship. The program finished on a high note in 2014, blowing out Oklahoma, 40-6, in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Can they keep it rolling into 2015?Clemson kicked off practice just a few days ago. The school has been releasing footage all week.#PAWDrill is back! #Clemson pic.twitter.com/ObxgSOlwt1— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) August 10, 2015Not everyone thinks the Tigers have what it takes to win it all, though.Where They’re At In The RankingsUSA TODAY Coaches’ Poll – No. 12ESPN FPI – No. 19Las Vegas odds – No. 20The Schedule Clemson Russell Athletic Bowl RingsTwitter/ClemsonSept. 5 – vs. WoffordSept. 12 – vs. Appalachian StateSept. 17 – at LouisvilleOct. 3 – vs. No. 11 Notre DameOct. 10 – vs. No. 17 Georgia TechOct. 17 – vs. Boston CollegeOct. 24 – at Miami (FL)Oct. 31 – at NC StateNov. 7 – vs. No. 8 Florida StateNov. 14 – at SyracuseNov. 21 – vs. Wake ForestNov. 28 – at South Carolina Key GamesOct. 3 vs. Notre DameClemson gets its first real test at Louisville on a Thursday night in September, but there’s no doubt that Tigers fans have had Notre Dame circled on their 2015 schedule for years. The Irish and Tigers are both considered national title hopefuls, and assuming both have unblemished records heading into the contest, the winner is going to have a leg up for the College Football Playoff rankings. Notre Dame’s defense struggled down the stretch last year, and assuming Watson is still on the field for the Tigers, they’ll have a decent shot at knocking off the historic program. It’ll also be interesting to see how new Fighting Irish starter Malik Zaire deals with Clemson’s likely-formidable secondary. Nov. 7 vs. Florida StateFor as successful as Clemson has been over the past three years, the Tigers still haven’t been able to crack Florida State. In 2015, former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston (who went No. 1 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) is gone, and the Seminoles will (most likely) rely on Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson to lead the charge. That being said, Clemson lost at home last year, 23-17, with FSU sporting backup Sean Maguire. If Clemson wants to get serious about finding itself in the College Football Playoff, they’ll have to take care of the Seminoles to get there.Nov. 28 at South CarolinaYes, Clemson vs. South Carolina is still just a non-conference game. But even if both schools were 0-11 heading into it, it would still be the most important contest on the schedule. The in-state rivalry between the two, now dubbed The Palmetto Bowl, is one of the best in the sport. The war of words between Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier isn’t too bad, either.Key PlayersDeshaun Watson, sophomore quarterbackWatson had a very bizarre freshman season. Back in April, he broke his collarbone. He started the season as the backup to Cole Stoudt, and after performing very well against Florida State in relief, he was named the team’s starter. A few weeks later, he broke his finger against Louisville and was out of action until mid-November. In returning against Georgia Tech, he tore his ACL. After sitting out against Georgia State, he returned for the team’s rivalry game with South Carolina, and led the Tigers to victory, despite the injury. He then shut it down, opting to have surgery instead of playing against Oklahoma. Got all that?When Watson was on the field, Clemson was a much more efficient team. He threw for 1,466 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions in limited work. He also rushed for 200 yards on 63 attempts. He’s a player single-handedly capable of winning Clemson the conference title. But can he stay healthy?I knew my time was coming, I just had to wait for it. So every night I prayed for opportunities like this. Time to go LIVE it! #WishMeWell— Deshaun Watson (@ShaunWatson4) August 4, 2015Shaq Lawson, junior defensive endClemson boasted one of the country’s top defenses in 2014, but ahead of the 2015 campaign, the Tigers will have to replace eight starters. Lawson, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound stud defensive end, should help to ease that burden. He’s one of the best at his position in the ACC. If the Tigers are going to hang their hat on defense again this year, he’ll have to be a menace.Lawson was a Freshman All-American in 2013, and last year, he recorded 44 tackles, including 11 for loss. If he’s able to continue improving, he’ll be one of the most feared players in the country.It’s time to seperate the good from the great. Until January social media… It’s time to go to work boys.— Shaq Lawson (@Shaq_Lawson90) August 4, 2015Wayne Gallman, sophomore running backDespite winning 10 games in 2014, Clemson struggled running the football. In fact, the Tigers finished 81st in rushing offense, averaging just 3.5 yards per attempt. Much of that was because Cole Stoudt, who isn’t an overly athletic signal-caller, was on the field a good portion of the year. But the team’s running backs didn’t put up staggering numbers either. The longest run from scrimmage was only 34 yards – by Wayne Gallman. Gallman, who led the team in both carries (161) and yards (769) last season, will need to improve in his sophomore year. Clemson will need to have a strong running game to compete this year – especially if Watson ever catches the injury bug again.twitter see yall in January. #doakseason pic.twitter.com/6iFngorvX8— Wayne Gallman II (@Wanye_Kanye) August 4, 2015 Why They Can Win The National TitleClemson returns just 11 starters from last year’s team, so it’s possible that the Tigers are a year or two away from competing for a national championship. The squad may not have the defense it had a year ago, given the departures of Vic Beasley, Stephone Anthony and Tony Steward, but head coach Dabo Swinney does seem to have confidence in this year’s unit. If he’s right, Clemson will be formidable.The other major factor, obviously, is Watson’s health. If he can stay on the field, Clemson will be very difficult to stop. But the second he’s sidelined, the Tigers will either be relying on junior Nick Schuessler, who has attempted 10 passes in his career, or a true freshman with zero experience. Every time Watson goes down, Tigers fans will collectively be holding their breath.Regardless, Clemson’s program seems to be in a good place. If everything falls right in 2015, the Tigers could have a special year.Yesterday: No. 12 LSU; up tomorrow: No. 10 Florida Statelast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgHouston players run our onto the field on game day.YouTube/UHAthleticsMany had high expectations for Tom Herman as head coach. As became very apparent this season, Herman was instrumental in turning Ohio State into an offensive juggernaut despite all kinds of injury issues at quarterback last season. I don’t know that anyone realistically thought Herman would elevate Houston to this level in just one year, though. At 12-1, with an AAC title under their belt, the Cougars are off to the Peach Bowl for a New Year’s Eve showdown with ACC powerhouse Florida State. Houston fans shouldn’t need any help getting excited for this one, but just in case, Houston put together a quick 30 second teaser trailer for the game, and it is quite epic.The Cougs and ‘Noles kick off in Atlanta at noon on December 31.last_img


Month: October 2019

first_imgA general view of Kansas' football stadium.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)Don’t accuse head coach David Beaty of not doing everything he can to rebuild the moribund Kansas program. He’ll even record extremely goofy videos to send to recruits. Jayhawks wide receiver commit Reggie Roberson tweeted a video that was sent to him by Beaty, who rides around on a hoverboard.@beaty_david My Head Coach lol!#RockChalk #JayCrew17 pic.twitter.com/VlkbOTnWvi— Loading……..™ (@King_Reggiee) June 25, 2016 We’re not sure hoverboard antics are the thing that will get Kansas back to being competitive in the Big 12, but we certainly can’t knock Beaty’s hustle. Not much else is working.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgMarko Arnautovic’s transfer U-turn which has seen him go from pushing for a move to China to stating his commitment to West Ham has been questioned by Joe Cole.Having learned of interest from Asia, with a lucrative contract on the table, the Austrian forward saw his head turned.He was eager to take up the offer, but the Hammers stood firm in the middle of a Premier League campaign and refused to sanction a sale. 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? An unsettled Arnautovic was briefly removed from their plans amid a distracting January saga, but the 29-year-old has since come out and stated his willingness to stay on at the London Stadium.As a key part of Manuel Pellegrini’s squad, he can be expected to slip straight back into the fold.Former West Ham star Cole is, however, not convinced that Arnautovic has altered his stance and is merely making the right noises in public.He told Sky Sports: “Something has gone on as last week he said he wanted to go to China and win things, then a week later he has made his mind up and doesn’t want to go to China and win things.“Now something has gone wrong.“Me personally, if I was in that position of being so desperate to go last week, as he said, be honest, come out and say it’s a lot of money and I would like to go for financial reasons.“This week everyone is looking at it totally different because last week he was honest but this week everyone is saying do you think we’re stupid?”Arnautovic penned a five-year contract with West Ham upon his arrival from Stoke.That deal is due to run until 2022, with the Hammers under no pressure to part with a player they snapped up as part of a club-record £20 million ($26m) deal.They may, however, see further interest shown, with Arnautovic still on the radar of those in the Chinese Super League while also being talked up for possible moves to Premier League rivals such as Chelsea.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgA Penn State fan cries after being given tickets.Penn State is taking on USC in the Rose Bowl this year, and this awesome couple will be in attendance.Penn State didn’t get the College Football Playoff spot that it coveted, but the Nittany Lions got a pretty nice consolation prize in heading to the Rose Bowl. Fans have gobbling up tickets all week. Many are excited about the opportunity to go to Pasadena.In the below video, posted to YouTube on Friday, a Penn State fan is gifted Rose Bowl tickets by his wife. When he realizes what the roses in the bowl signify, he loses control and starts crying. Check it out:Penn State will need to play well to take down USC. Let’s hope these two have a great time regardless.last_img


Month: October 2019

first_imgEden Hazard is among the top five players in the world and the very best in the Premier League, according to Kepa Arrizabalaga, who revealed the Belgium forward has yet to say goodbye to his Chelsea team-mates.Hazard is expected to end a lengthy period of speculation over his future by joining Real Madrid, having admitted that the Europa League final victory over Arsenal would likely be his last game in a Chelsea shirt.Kepa has only played alongside Hazard for a season, but made no secret of his admiration for a man who scored 16 goals to help Chelsea finish third in the Premier League in 2018-19. 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? “He can do everything,” Kepa told Marca. “[He can] mark, assist, play as a false nine, play on the left, on the right, he is very fast, powerful, great in one-on-ones, plays well coming from deep.”He is, for me, the best player in the Premier League.”Negotiations over Hazard’s transfer to Madrid are thought ongoing, with the Blues holding out for a fee in excess of £100 million ($127m).Hazard is worth every penny, according to Kepa, who ranks the former Lille man alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – two players he faced during his time at Athletic Club – in terms of talent.Asked whether he is as good as the five-time Ballon d’Or winners, Kepa said: “I could not say, but he is close.”I put him among the five best in the world.”He is a great player, and above all a great person. He is a guy that always boosts the dressing room.”He’s fun, quiet, and at 28 he’s in a great personal and sporting situation, and it shows in the way he is playing.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgFIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting an offer to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches.Siasia, who led Nigeria U20 and U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was also fined CHF 50,000 ($51K).The world football governing body confirmed it began an investigation into Siasia on February 11 of this year, which stemmed from an ongoing investigation into attempted match-fixing committed by Wilson Raj Perumal. FIFA determined the 52-year-old Siasia breached article 11 of the organisation’s Code of Ethics, having been found “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the Fifa Code of Ethics.” 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? As a result of the verdict, Siasia has been handed an immediate lifetime ban from the sport as well as the additional fine. Siasia played for the Nigeria national team for 15 years, between 1984 and 1999, accumulating 51 caps and scoring 16 goals in his career for the Super Eagles.On the club level Siasia played for teams across the globe, with his longest tenure coming with Belgian side Lokeren, where he featured in 151 matches. He also enjoyed a couple of years with French club Nantes, while also playing in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Following his playing days, Siasia moved into coaching leading Nigeria’s U20 side and later the nation’s U23 side between 2005 and 2010.Siasia was appointed the head coach of Nigeria’s senior team in November 2010, though he lasted less than a year on the job after failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2011. He would return to the national team for a brief spell in 2016, as well as coaching the U23 side during the Rio Olympics. It is unclear during which coaching spells Siasia committed the infractions for which he been banned. Siasia is the second Nigerian tactician after Salisu Yusuf to have been punished as a result of involvement in bribery. Yusuf was caught on film taking money from men posing as football agents and subsequently banned for a year by the Nigeria Football Federation in 2018.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgAn end zone view of a Rutgers vs. Minnesota game/MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 22: Emmit Carpenter #38 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers kicks the game winning field goal against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the fourth quarter of the game on October 22, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers defeated the Scarlet Knights 34-32. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)The Minnesota Golden Gophers are opening their 2018 college football season at home tonight. The Gophers are taking on New Mexico State.Minnesota, though, will be wearing its away white uniforms. This is not by choice.New Mexico State currently only has one set of uniforms – its home ones – because the away jerseys haven’t been shipped to them yet.Seriously.#Gophers will open season tomorrow at home in white jerseys to accommodate New Mexico State, as the Aggies white road uniforms have not arrived yet.▶️ https://t.co/O8nBtZ5RPR pic.twitter.com/2p00U9HVDN— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) August 29, 2018Minnesota explained more:Minnesota unveiled its new H.Y.P.R.R. Elite uniforms earlier this year and will debut them on Thursday.However, because of an equipment issue with New Mexico State, the Gophers will be wearing their new white uniforms instead of a traditional dark jersey at home. New Mexico State’s white uniforms have not arrived yet, so their only option for the game is a dark uniform. Minnesota has agreed to wear a white uniform on Thursday and the Big Ten has approved this one-time change as well.The white uniforms look decent, at least.Minnesota and New Mexico State are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be on BTN.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgAn overhead view of Boone Pickens Stadium.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)One of the top wide receivers in the Big 12 has announced a shocking transfer today.Jalen McCleskey, a senior wide receiver at Oklahoma State, announced today that he’s opting to redshirt the remainder of the 2018 season. He’ll then pursue a graduate transfer.The son of an NFL player has been one of the top wide receivers in the Big 12 in recent seasons. He has nearly 2,000 career receiving yards and 18 career touchdowns.McCleskey was one of Oklahoma State’s top wideouts this season, but he feels he’s not being properly used. The wide receiver had 15 catches for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns so far this year.Breaking: Jalen McCleskey has decided to redshirt and transfer from #OKState. Mike Gundy said McCleskey said he feels like he wasn’t getting the ball enough. Shocking loss of a veteran WR.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 24, 2018McCleskey had more career receptions than anyone on the #OKState roster.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 24, 2018There are probably going to be a lot of transfers like this now. The new redshirt rule allows for players to play in four games but still earn a redshirt. So, after four games, players are able to decide if they want to continue playing or not.McCleskey has decided to pursue other options.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgOhio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws a pass.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)It’ll be hard finding a game more intriguing than tonight’s showdown between Ohio State and Penn State.During ESPN’s College GameDay, fans were out in full force, making noise for their Nittany Lions. As usual, one particular supporter had an epic sign about Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins.Instead of going over the top with a ridiculous comment, the sign simply said “Dwayne Haskins wears timbs in the summer.”A cold-blooded Timbs sign. pic.twitter.com/RoarxdI6BT— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 29, 2018Although Penn State fans were quick to reignite their rivalry, Haskins wasted little time responding to the sign.Haskins easily could have denied that he wears Timberland boots in the summer, yet he decided to take the comedic route instead. In one of the best tweets of the season, the dual-threat quarterback blamed his roots for his fashion choices.It’s the jersey in me ?? https://t.co/NtOTfSUygB— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) September 29, 2018That’s right, Haskins gave a subtle shout-out to Highland Park, New Jersey.Honestly, it’s hard to decide whether Haskins is better at throwing touchdowns or cracking jokes.As for the game itself, Ohio State and Penn State will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With just a few weeks left in the 2018 college football season, Alabama looks like the best team in the country – by a wide margin. The Crimson Tide are likely going to be in the College Football Playoff, and it’s going to take a herculean effort to take them down.This past Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay ran a graphic with potential national title game spreads via USA Today’s Danny Sheridan. Clemson had the best odds of knocking off the Crimson Tide.We’ve got an update on a potential spread for the contest – and Clemson is now a nine-point dog.Alabama would be favored by 21 over Notre Dame and 14.5 over Michigan, per Bovada.Potential CFB National Championship game spreads (@BovadaOfficial):Alabama vs Notre Dame +21Alabama vs Michigan +14.5Alabama vs Clemson +9— OddsShark (@OddsShark) November 5, 2018Alabama and Clemson have met on the gridiron three years in a row. They split the national title games in 2015 and 2016 – and last year, Alabama throttled Clemson in the national semifinal.There is certainly Alabama vs. Clemson fatigue, but there’s no doubt that they look like the two best teams in the sport. We’ll see how it all plays out.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 12:48 IST Anil Kumble took all 10 wickets of the innings against Pakistan on February 7, 1999 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKumble achieved his ‘Perfect Ten’ against Pakistan on this very day 20 years agoKumble emulated Englishman Jim Laker by picking all 10 wickets in an inningsLaker had taken 10 for 53 in 1956 against Australia at Old Trafford in ManchesterAnil Kumble, on February 7, 1999, took all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match against Pakistan at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. He took just 26.3 overs to grab those wickets and etch his name in the history books to be only the second ever to manage the feat of taking all the wickets in an innings.The first one ever to achieve the feat was English off-spinner Jim Laker who took 10 for 53 in 1956 against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester.Twenty years ago Anil Kumble’s remarkable record helped India to a 212-run victory against arch-rivals Pakistan.Speaking about the incident, Kumble in an interview with BCCI website in 2014 had clarified that it was not something he had set out to do as a cricketer.”A ‘Perfect Ten’ isn’t something you set out to achieve as a cricketer. I would attribute the events of 7th February 1999 to destiny,” Kumble had said.Later in an exclusive with India Today at the India Today Mind Rocks 2015, Anil Kumble revealed what was going in his mind on that fateful day as he was nearing the landmark.”When I picked up my six wickets, I came back after the tea break – as I had bowled continuously from lunch to tea. At the break I sat down and thought to myself, here is a chance for me to better my previous best in Test, which was a seven-wicket haul. I went out again and then I took seven, and then eight and nine happened in two deliveries. That is when perhaps when it dawned on me and more on my teammates that I have chance to pick up all 10,” Kumble said.advertisement#OnThisDay in 1999….26.3 overs9 maidens74 runswickets! @anilkumble1074 tore through Pakistan in Delhi with a stunning 10/74, becoming just the second man after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in a Test innings! pic.twitter.com/B8Nz2bRbeLICC (@ICC) February 7, 2019When Kumble was asked, in a later interview, how he celebrates the day when it comes around every year and if he thinks anyone can match the feat in the future, he said: “It’s one of those things which happen. It’s nice to celebrate anniversaries of cricketing milestones but if it happens it happens.””It can happen tomorrow, or 10 years down the line or it may not happen at all. I don’t think anybody gave me a chance of picking up ten wickets. It’s a very rare occurrence and I was probably privileged and blessed to be a part of that but it’s something unique,” Kumble, who has picked up a total of 619 wickets in 132 Tests, said.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 Tags :Follow Anil KumbleFollow Kumble 10 wicketsFollow 10 wicketsFollow 10 wickets in an inningsFollow 20 YearsFollow February 7 20 years on: A look back at Anil Kumble’s historic 10-wicket haul vs PakistanAnil Kumble created history on this day 20 years ago, when the legendary leg-spinner took all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match against Pakistan.advertisementlast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_img Next Reuters LondonMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 08:48 IST Despite Liverpool slipping to the second spot, Klopp insisted he is confident of winning the league title (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton in Sunday’s Premier League outingLiverpool slipped to the second spot on the league table and are now a point behind Manchester CityLiverpool have not won an English league title since 1990, and none in the Premier League eraLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dismissed criticism of his tactics and substitutions in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby in a tetchy exchange with a reporter in the post-match news conference.Liverpool’s fourth draw in their last six Premier League games saw them knocked off the top and leaves them a point behind leaders Manchester City with nine games remaining.Klopp took off striker Sadio Mane for midfielder Adam Lallana in the 84th minute and when asked if the series of draws indicated he should take more risks, the German bridled.”I’m really disappointed about your question. It’s football — we don’t play Playstation,” he said.”Do you think we didn’t take enough risks today? Was there any draw where we didn’t try to win? Bring on an extra attacker and football changes? It is not like that, come on.”We are offensive enough, football doesn’t work like that. There are nine games to go and we don’t lose our nerves, not like you, obviously.”When the reporter suggested he might have brought on another attacker, Klopp said it was not the right moment to take a cavalier approach.”You cannot start with four or five strikers in a striker way with nothing else to do than to try to score.”We are an offensive team and that’s absolutely okay. We take a risk, no doubt about it, but it is not like that. It’s not the moment where we say, ‘Come on now, throw everything in that direction.’advertisement”You cannot play in the Premier League like that. We play next week against Burnley and if we play only offensive, they kill us on the counter-attack, 100 percent.”We take all the risks, but you cannot take more than 100 percent risk. It’s not about going nuts.”Completely fine with chasing: Jurgen KloppKlopp also told the BBC he was unconcerned by the current league table, despite his side having given up a seven-point lead.”I’m completely fine with chasing. Who wants to be top of the table at the beginning of March? It is nice but there are lots of games to play,” he said.”I watched Match of the Day last night and saw the celebrations of Man City. They had 900 chances and scored one goal, a shot with the wrong foot. You have to be ready for these chances.”Liverpool have not won an English league title since 1990, and none in the Premier League era, but Klopp said he was still convinced they could end that wait this season.”I believe 100 percent in our chance. Game by game by game, my feeling gets better about the boys because they look really ready for it.”We didn’t score, that happens. It was a difficult game. It was just a fight and we were ready for that fight. Now we have a point more than before. All good.”Also Read | Premier League: Brendan Rodgers Leicester debut marred by Watford, Chelsea edge Fulham 2-1For 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 Everton vs LiverpoolFollow Premier leagueFollow Jurgen Klopp This isn’t Playstation: Klopp defends tactics after Liverpool’s draw vs Everton Liverpool’s fourth draw in their last six Premier League games saw them knocked off the top and leaves them a point behind leaders Manchester City with nine games remaining.advertisementlast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_img Suhani Singh June 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 11:12 IST Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in ‘Bharat’.It’s hardly a surprise that Salman Khan chose to remake superhit Korean film Ode to My Father, a tearjerker with a selfless hero who always keeps family at the forefront and nation not too far behind. Khan saw potential in playing a hero who battles innumerable hardships in his lifetime and wins over hearts by the end of it. He relied on one filmmaker who could tell this epic tale with the emotional resonance of the original. His name: Ali Abbas Zafar.I was finishing the first draft of Tiger Zinda Hai when he called and said watch this film, said Zafar. The writer-director of Sultan did and he was impressed enough to finally do his first film outside the Yash Raj Films banner. The way Salman works is almost like a family, said Zafar. That’s how even Yash Raj [Films] works. You need production support to realise your vision. You have creative liberty to do what you want to do. I had that from writing to executing it.Here’s one thing Zafar will tell you about Bharat. It’s his most emotional story to-date. It’s like making seven short films. Every chapter has a beginning, middle or end, he adds. Through it audiences see various shades of Bharat played by Salman. Katrina Kaif, who filled in last minute after Priyanka Chopra walked out, has an instrumental part, one which requires her to exercise her thespian talent more than terpsichorean one. Kumud in the truest way is the soul of the film, said Zafar. She is the only person who keeps showing the mirror to Bharat.advertisementZafar is all praise for the actress who is also a dear friend. Kaif acted in Zafar’s directorial debut Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. What Katrina has brought to the table is phenomenal. The role has much more spark, said Zafar. It superseded my expectation of what I wrote on paper. Her performance has a lot of theraav [sobriety] and patience.Zafar’s last two films Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai both crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box office in India. He doesn’t have a formula for success but what he does prize is a diktat from his sports coach in school: If you run with the person who is running against you, you will never win. You have to run for yourself. It essentially implies that Zafar should be the best version of himself. When I came to Mumbai I was clear that I am not going to run in this race that my film will be better than the others, he added. I do the best I can.This approach has worked, earning him Khan’s trust (We are a little more comfortable with each other) and his films including Gundayfaring well with audiences. What it hasn’t done though is make Zafar a popular, recognisable director in the league of Rajkumar Hirani, Rohit Shetty, Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Zafar couldn’t care less. In fact he’s even willing to laugh over his lowkey presence among paparazzi. I go to Soho House and Bastian [popular joints among celebrities] but I don’t get clicked there. Ninety per cent of the time people don’t know me, he laughed. I have walked out with Katrina and Salman in certain places and the photographers have said, Aap side ho jaaiye [Please move away]. So I go sit in my car. I am more than OK with that. Till the time I am getting to do what I love [making films] I am happy.Up next for Zafar is a gig as a showrunner for an Amazon Prime original of which he may direct a few episodes. It’s an idea that I have wanted to do for a long time, he says. But what’s going to excite Salman Khan fans is the fact that he’s cracked a story for Tiger 3, he adds.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 byApoorva Abhay Uzagare Tags :Follow BharatFollow Ali Aabbas ZafarFollow Salman KhanFollow Katrina Kaif I do the best I canAli Abbas Zafar, director of ‘Bharat’, releasing today, talks to MAIL TODAY about working with ‘friends’ Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and not wanting to be part of the rat raceadvertisementlast_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_imgWe righted our wrongs: Jason Roy after England beat Bangladesh in World Cup 2019England had a triumphant win over Bangladesh by 106 runs where Jason Roy was crowned man-of-the-match because of his stellar batting in the match.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 11:17 IST Jason Roy was crowned man of the match in England vs Bangladesh match (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJason Roy scored 153 off 121 balls to help England winJason Roy was crowned man of the match in England vs BangladeshEngland beat Bangladesh by 106 runs to grab third place in the points tableJason Roy, who was declared man of the match after England’s 106-run win against Bangladesh, said that the strength of the team’s batting lineup gives him and opening partner Jonny Bairstow little to worry about.Roy smashed 153 off 121 balls to help England set a total of 386/6. Bangladesh in reply were all out for 280 despite Shakib Al Hasan scoring 121 off 119 balls.”It was great to get out there and put in a big performance,” Roy said on Saturday in the post-match presentation. “We’ve been doing pretty well together over the past couple of years. We have nothing much to worry about. We just go out there and get the job done.”England’s strong batting lineup has been turning heads since the end of the 2015 World Cup. They have accounted for four out of five times that a team has scored over 400 runs in an ODI innings in the time since the tournament. They started the 2019 World Cup with a 104-run win against South Africa but then fell to a shock 14-run defeat to Pakistan.Roy said that captain Eoin Morgan would have been happy that the team has corrected the mistakes made in the previous match. “I didn’t have a chance to chat with him (Morgan). He’s obviously going to be very happy. We righted our wrongs. I’m extremely happy,” he said.Also Read | Steve Smith is the best batsman across all three formats: Aaron FinchAlso Read | India look to better woeful World Cup record vs Australia in London blockbusterAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jason RoyFollow England vs BangladeshFollow ICC World Cup 2019last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser Let’s face it, records are back. I mean, who doesn’t like combing through them to find that song that brings you back to that time when…(insert distinct memory here.)? We know that many of you have record players and shelves full of records, and now Symbol Audio has the consoles and storage units that suit the modern man who not only appreciates music, but good design as well.Blake Tovin founded Symbol Audio with that particular consumer in mind. He had been designing furniture for more than 20 years when he decided to fuse his interest in music and design. And it’s for customers both young and old. “Our customer is more a designphile than audiophile.” says Tovin. “We sell to younger people who are beginning to collect records as well as older customers who are interested in dusting off their old records in either case they are looking for a distinctive audio product that’s an alternative to impersonal mass produced consumer electronics currently available on the market.”Not sure which piece to get for your home? Tovin recommends the Stereo Console Table. “Our Stereo Console Table is scaled around the dimensions of a typical console table allowing it to be placed anywhere a table would fit,” he says. “This is an especially convenient size for apartments and is designed to accommodate a turntable and a wireless receiver such as an Apple airport or Sonos and be able to switch between them with a remote control. With 2 available channels you can also choose to connect one to a TV and make the Stereo Console your single entertainment source, switching between music and television.The immersive sound is delivered through matched 4” titanium full range drivers and an 8″ down-firing subwoofer all powered by an integrated class D amplifier.”For more information, visit symbolaudio.com.last_img read more


Month: October 2019

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations Who says you can’t surf in the middle of a dusty plain?In 2015, Doug Coors (of that beer family) invested in a parcel of land 10 minutes east of Austin’s Bergstrom airport with a mission to create prime surfing in a contained environment year-round.Just over a year later, Nland Surf Park opened to the public. Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground center_img The park is one part water fantasyland and one part training school with three different wave options – something for every level of surfer.The “Reef” is a high-performance wave for high-caliber surfers with a 35-second run rate to match. “Inside” is a medium-level option for those with a bit of experience and want to tackle waves with their friends. They also have a “Bay,” which yields easy waves for first-time surfers. Every option comes with a board rental too.Education is a big piece of the complex. The Nland Training Center hosts a variety of world-class coaches to help improve your game on the waves whether you’re a seasoned veteran or don’t know a “pop-up” from an A-Frame.”The world-class dynamics extend to their environmental impact too. In a dry landscape like Austin, the park was built to maximize water savings, capturing enough rainwater to be completely self-sustaining. It captures water in a state-of-the-art treatment system that uses two types of filtration, ozone and chlorine. According to the park, it meets or exceeds a variety of international quality standards.They add that their lagoon system has collected more than 11 million gallons of rainwater so far.The park was closed for the winter, but will open very soon for spring and summer (no solid date yet as it is dependent on the weather). For more information you visit their site to get pricing and hours information. The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more