10 months ago​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinho

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Stock Market reacts positively to Man Utd axing Mourinhoby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United made money despite having to pay Jose Mourinho an estimated £18m by sacking him, according to a football finance expert.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.”They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he added. “He [Mourinho] was turning into a toxic brand for the club,” Maguire told Sky Sports News. “The opportunity to have someone in who could be a bit more media friendly, have a positive impact on commercial sponsors and advertisers – the stock market likes the idea of that.”Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.””Manchester United is the world’s biggest sports brand and everyone wants to be associated with that because the club is associated with success,” he said.”The gloss of the moderate success Jose Mourinho achieved was beginning to dust slightly.” last_img read more

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10 months ago​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Hodgson insists Crystal Palace are no longer selling clubby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Hodgson insists that Crystal Palace are not looking to sell any stars in the winter.Palace have many players that are linked with moves away, such as Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.It is Zaha in particular who has interest from the top clubs in the league.But Hodgson believes the club want to add to the team, not take away quality midway through the season.”If anything, we need to strengthen our squad, not weaken it,” Hodgson told Sky Sports News.”It would take a lot for us to lose players because we are not a selling club at the moment.”At this time of year there will be questions to answer every day because someone, somewhere will be linking players with another club. I accept that as part of the modern football world.”We will deal with that and keep our business to ourselves – I am not one to go out and individually discuss other players all the time.”I am sometimes amused to see players linked with other clubs where I don’t see any connection whatsoever but on occasions you have to think, ‘maybe they have heard a rumour and they’re not so far off’.” last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham announce stadium delay until February

first_imgTottenham announce stadium delay until Februaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have announced another delay for their new stadium moving date.Spurs chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans on Wednesday after he revealed the club would play all their February fixtures at Wembley.”We have now received a post-Christmas/New Year update from the contractors involved in the critical safety systems at our new stadium.”The past month has seen remedial works take place, software issues resolved and corrected safety equipment installations increase. Testing has also continued.”We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates.”Given the time required to deliver these and the test events, we can confirm that our Premier League matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) – and our Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund (13 February) – will take place at Wembley Stadium.”Should we continue to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and have a home draw, this too would be played at Wembley Stadium (weekend of 16/17 February).” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNewcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal close

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka says new deal closeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka says he is “close” to agreeing a new contract.Dubravka has three years remaining on his current deal but despite impressing since arriving in the North East, remains one of the club’s lowest earners. Speaking after the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, the Slovakian goalkeeper said: “We’re in talks. I’m close. We are in contact and hopefully we can sort it out as soon as possible.”I’m happy here so if I can stay longer here, I will be happy. Since I came here, people have treated me really well. I can say that I feel at home here.”I’m glad that people think that I can stay here for the longer term. It’s such a big honour for me.” last_img read more

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a month agoRodgers focused on developing Leicester youth

first_imgRodgers focused on developing Leicester youthby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says he is focused on developing Leicester City’s younger players.The Foxes came up short in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.But Rodgers remains concentrated on his goal of progressing his young squad.”I think we are disappointed with the result today,” he said on Saturday. “But it’s healthy for us that we can come away frustrated.”We come to a great arena like here and okay, we didn’t start the game well, but we showed great courage to get back into it and it was disappointing to come away with a point.”I’m very fortunate in that I’m working with a great group of guys – the senior professionals have been absolutely brilliant since I came in. The young players – they are so hungry to improve and that’s our job.”It’s going to be a constant development for them.”It’s time and we just do our best. We just continue to work.”There are a lot of improvements for us and thankfully the players are honest and they want to be better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoLiverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalscorer Lallana: This can be my seasonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdam Lallana feels he’s back after scoring Liverpool’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Manchester United.The midfielder has endured a bleak period in his career in recent years, with injuries and strong competition in the Anfield squad reducing him to the role of bit part player.”I’m delighted. It’s obviously nice to contribute to a top team like this – and I feel that’s the first of big moments me for this season,” he said.”Just because I’ve not started any of the first nine games, I don’t think that means I am not going to play a big part in this team.“Can this be my season? Of course, yeah. It’s a long old season. We’ve got the World Club Cup to come. The Champions League this week, the Premier League at the weekend, the Carabao Cup next week.“So it’s important to stay strong and be ready. That’s where my focus will be and I’m delighted I can make an impact when I get the chance.” Lallana added: “Listen, obviously I feel like I’ve been fit for a good year now, especially since coming back from pre-season. But we’re European champions, we’ve got a top squad, so I’ve had to be patient for my chance.“I’ve done that, and I am delighted to come on and make an impact like that. We are a top team, so to be able to contribute to it is important.” last_img read more

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7 hours ago​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contenders

first_img​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contendersby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected talk about them being title contenders.City are flying high in the Premier League, as they have emerged as the third best side in the league after Liverpool and Manchester City.But Rodgers knows that it is still a very early part of the season, and he does not think they have the depth to challenge for the title.He told reporters: “Yes [it is crazy to label Leciester as title contenders]. Everyone recognises that Liverpool and Manchester City are the top two teams. There is a group behind those.”We can’t forget what our objective was at the start of the season, that’s why we don’t get carried away with it.”We’re nine games in, we’ve made a very good start, and since we’ve worked together from February, the players have accumulated a lot of points and performed very well.”We’re very much at the beginning of where we want to go to and it’s a very long season. It’s been a very good start but there are lots of really good teams in the league.”I see the next game. That’s all I see. Football is very difficult to forecast.”I’m not one, especially now with more experience, I’m not one to forecast ahead over five games, 10 games, looking at so many points. Our focus is on the next game. That’s what’s most important for us.”Leicester last won the league against all odds in the 2015-2016 season. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney Addressed SC’s Racial Slur Accusations

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Some South Carolina players accused Clemson players and fans of using racial slurs during Saturday’s rivalry game. Dabo Swinney has responded.Earlier, it was reported that Clemson players and fans had allegedly hurled racial slurs toward South Carolina players in the Tigers’ 56-7 uprooting of the Gamecocks. Sunday evening, Swinney spoke to the media, and fielded at least one question regarding the alleged usage of racial slurs by his players.His response, per TigerNet.com:“I was made aware of that,” Swinney said. “Obviously everybody is talking about that. That’s a shame. Absolutely I asked my guys about that. To a man absolutely false and I believe my guys. I know the character of my team. That’s all there is to say about it.”It’s obvious why he’d want to downplay the incident. It’s not a good look for the program or the school and it takes the focus off the Tigers, who are about to play in the ACC Championship game versus Virginia Tech. But still, the use of racial slurs is probably not something that multiple people would make up just for kicks. Whether it was Clemson players or fans, the fact the question was raised is not a good look.last_img read more

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Japan women vs England women: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEngland will secure top spot in Group D of the Women’s World Cup if they avoid defeat against Japan in Nice on Wednesday.Phil Neville’s side have already secured narrow victories over both Argentina and Scotland, propelling them to the summit of the standings and to the brink of a simpler draw on paper for the last 16.Japan, the 2011 winners and 2015 runners-up, have proven the quality of a new generation. After drawing with Argentina and deservedly overcoming Scotland, they have already qualified for the knockout stages, regardless of the outcome of their final group game. 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? Game Japan women vs England women Date Wednesday, June 19 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)  TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One. It can be streamed from BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer / BBC Sport app Squads & Team News Position Japan women squad Goalkeepers Ikeda, Yamashita, Hirao Defenders Sameshima, Utsugi, Kumagai, Miyake, Shimizu, Ichise, Miyagawa, Minami Midfielders Sakaguchi, Nakajima, Momiki, Hasegawa, Sugita, Miura Forwards Sugasawa, Iwabuchi, Yokoyama, Kobayashi, Takarada, Endo Japan came through their clash with Scotland without suffering any injury concerns.Possible Japan starting XI: Yaamshita; Shimizu, Kumagai, Ichise, Sameshima; Nakajima, Miura, Sugita, Endo; Sugasawa, Iwabuchi Position England women squad Goalkeepers Bardsley, Telford, Earps Defenders McManus, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Bronze, Bright, Daly, Houghton Midfielders Stanway, Moore, Scott, Walsh, Staniforth, Carney Forwards Mead, White, Kirby, Taylor, Parris, Duggan England are boosted by the return of Barcelona attacker Toni Duggan, who missed the opening two matches of the competition due to a thigh strain.Although Phil Neville has said that he wants to reward those who have played well thus far with more game time, pragmatism may take charge and rotation to preserve the energy reserves of his star players is possible.Possible England starting XI: Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Moore; Parris, Scott, Kirby, Duggan; TaylorBetting & Match Odds England are priced as 23/20 favourites with Bet365. Japan can be backed at 13/5, while a draw is available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Lucy Bronze England Women 2019Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash at the Stade de Nice offers England a chance to show how far they have come over the last four years.In Canada 2015, they were defeated, heartbreakingly, 2-1 by Japan at the semi-final stage, with a stoppage-time own goal from Laura Bassett denying them the opportunity to meet the USA in the final.There is a belief that the game has developed, grown and improved since then, with successive wins over Scotland and Argentina already ensuring that Phil Neville’s side will return to the knockout stages of the 2019 edition.“Potentially this tie is a little more intense; in 2015 maybe we overachieved a little bit,” right-back Lucy Bronze explained on the eve of this clash. “We played very well in that semi-final and I think we probably could have won it, but now we have more belief. We want to win against any team that is in front of us to get to the final. We know we can.”Should England win the group, however, it would place them in the same half of the draw as the USA and France – two of the hot favourites to go all the way in the competition. Would second, therefore, be more favourable? Neville has refused to be drawn on the subject.“There is a long way to go; we have not looked beyond tomorrow night to be honest,” he said on Tuesday. “There are pitfalls to finishing first or second, but we are going out tomorrow night to win with the strongest team possible and the performance we’ve see in the last two games.“My view is that we want to win seven games in this World Cup.“I’ve got to be honest with you, I would bite your legs off to win tomorrow night.”Japan, meanwhile, are not considered to be the force they once were. The team is in a stage of transition, with the average age of the squad just 24, while 17 of their 23-strong panel were without a World Cup appearance before the competition.That has not stopped them booking a last-16 place with a match to spare and has fired the confidence of midfielder Emi Nakajima, who is targeting another win against the Lionesses.“I want to finish this phase with good results and good performances,” she said. “The quality of Japanese football comes in combination play. Our aim is to possess the ball and methodically advance towards the goal.”England have faced Japan three times in World Cup play previously: winning one, drawing one and losing one.last_img read more

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Columbus Police Issue Warning For Those Driving To The Ohio State Game Today

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Serious weather is bearing down on Columbus this Saturday ahead of the Buckeyes’ game against Rutgers. Significant amounts of rain have already been dumped on the city, and will continue throughout the day.Ohio State and Rutgers are set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff, though that may be in jeopardy with the serious weather in the area. Columbus police have already issued a warning to those driving to the game today.The police department suggested drivers slow down on the freeways, sighting flooding. There have reportedly already been several accidents in the area before kickoff.HIGH WATER – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY 9/8/18 8:20am: There is high water throughout the city and alot of accidents. Drivers are not slowing down on the freeways. 20 inches of high water at 70/71 split. -Lt. Ed Hasson— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) September 8, 2018The weather won’t get any better throughout the day. Rain is in the forecast for the duration of Saturday and could affect the Cleveland Browns game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Kickoff is still scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Ohio State outscored Rutgers 114-0 over their last two contests.last_img read more

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Alabama 4-Star OL Will Reportedly Transfer

first_imgMultiple Alabama football helmets laying on the ground.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Alabama Crimson Tide helmets lay on the ground with in confetti after the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Alabama OL Richie Petitbon was one of the top players in the country when he committed to Alabama in 2014. It looks like he will be finishing his career elsewhere, after Alabama’s College Football Playoff run.According to AL.com, Petitbon—a redshirt junior—is planning to transfer at the end of this season. The move comes on the heels of a season where he made only six appearances but no starts.Per the report, Petitbon—who graduated in May—will be eligible to play for another school immediately as a graduate transfer.Alabama reserve offensive lineman Richie Petitbon plans to transfer after the season, per sources. Will be a graduate transfer https://t.co/chY9JxCB0M— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 12, 2018Petitbon has had a rough go at Alabama in the last four years.He tore his ACL in 2016 and struggled to return to form after he recovered.Alabama head coach Nick Saban ultimately deployed him in a variety of different roles along the offensive line, but couldn’t seem to find a perfect spot for him.Back in 2014, 247Sports rated Petitbon as the No. 62 overall prospect, the No. 6 OG in the country, and the No. 1 prospect from Washington D.C.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Another NFL Team Met With Kyler Murray Monday

first_imgformer oklahoma quarterback kyler murray at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The NFL Draft is nearly three weeks away, and it appears another team with an early selection has interest in Kyler Murray. While the Arizona Cardinals are projected to select the Oklahoma product with the No. 1 overall pick, the Oakland Raiders might join the sweepstakes.Oakland spent millions of dollars this offseason to improve its roster through free agency. General manager Mike Mayock also made the decision to acquire Antonio Brown in a trade with Pittsburgh.With three picks in the first round of the NFL Draft, it’s imperative that Oakland finds prospects that can contribute next season.Well, it turns out that Jon Gruden could have his sights set on drafting a quarterback.Regardless of all the rumors linking Murray to the Cardinals, the Raiders had a workout with the Heisman Trophy winner on Monday. Albert Breer of The MMQB first reported the news of the meeting.The Raiders’ official Twitter confirmed the meeting by posting a photo of Murray next to Tim Brown.Just Heisman stuff. pic.twitter.com/mK2ZeALtao— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) April 1, 2019Murray heading to Oakland would change the landscape of the league. Not only would it give Gruden a dual-threat quarterback, but it’d also signify a potential trade involving Derek Carr.Considering how management holds Carr in such high regard, it’s possible that working out Murray is simply the team doing their due diligence. On the flip side, it could be a tactic to force other teams to trade up on April 25.Either way, the likelihood is that Murray will be off the board once the first five picks are over.last_img read more

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Florida QB Feleipe Franks Just Got Picked In The MLB Draft

first_img The #RedSox just took Florida QB Feleipe Franks with the final pick in the 31st round of the #MLBDraft.— Christopher Dabe (@cmdabe) June 5, 2019Franks, of course, will be remaining at Florida.However, this could result in him playing in some spring training or minor league ball, like Russell Wilson did during his college football days.Franks is coming off a 2018 season in which he threw for 2,457 yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. Florida QB Feleipe Franks throws a pass.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 29: Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators looks to pass against the Michigan Wolverines in the first quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)We’ve reached the point in the 2019 MLB Draft where it starts to get a little weird, often resulting in athletes from other sports getting taken.The Boston Red Sox just took a major college football quarterback with their selection in the 31st round.Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks was taken with the last pick in Round No. 31.Franks was considered an MLB prospect coming out of high school, when he was clocked in the low-90s MPH range.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ with Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM gets benchmarked with impressive results

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 10:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy S10+ will run a Snapdragon 855 chip paired with 6GB of RAMThe benchmark site also lists the phone running Android PieThe Galaxy S10+ benchmark scores look impressiveThe Galaxy S10+ has been spotted on Geekbench just a week after the Galaxy S10 Lite/ S10 E was listed on the benchmark site. The Galaxy S10+ is expected to be the biggest of the three rumoured Galaxy S10 phones, sporting a bigger display and more cameras. However, all three phones are tipped to come with the same Snapdragon 855 SoC in the US. Most other countries will get the Galaxy S10 with an Exynos 9820 chips.The Geekbench listing, shared by SlashLeaks, shows a Samsung phone with model number SM-G975U which refers to the Galaxy S10+. The phone has been listed with a Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM, which keeps in line with previous rumours. Unsurprisingly, the listing also mentions Android Pie, which means the Galaxy S10 phones will ship with One UI out-of-the-box. Apart from this, the listing does not offer much else about the Galaxy S10+.The Galaxy S10+ has a single-core score of 3413 and multi-core score of 10256 which is much more realistic compared to the scores that the Galaxy S10 Lite managed last week. It also means you can expect a terrific performance from the Galaxy S10+ and there are also rumours of an 8GB RAM variant as well. Of course, benchmark scores are not indicative of real world performance and we expect to see the same level of performance across all three Galaxy S10 phones.As mentioned, the Galaxy S10+ will be a big phone as it is tipped to sport a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display. The display is rumoured to come with a wider cutout as it will house dual front-facing cameras. The Galaxy S10+ is also tipped to come with quad cameras on the back and a large 4,000mAh battery. Other than that, the Galaxy S10+ will offer most of the same hardware as the Galaxy S10 E and S10 including an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack.advertisementALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, S10+ benchmarks spotted, reveal display resolutionsALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with Snapdragon 855 chip, Android Pie spotted on GeekbenchGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy S10 PlusFollow Mobiles Samsung Galaxy S10+ with Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM gets benchmarked with impressive resultsThe Galaxy S10+ is the latest of the three upcoming Galaxy S10 flagships to get benchmarked and the scores look promising.advertisementlast_img read more

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Big Bash League: Nathan Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after onfield collapse

first_imgBig Bash League: Nathan Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after onfield collapseBig Bash League: Perth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head after the completion of the 18th over against Adelaide Strikers. Coulter-Nile was also taken to the hospital.advertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 15:55 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile was hit by a bout of vertigo (Photo tweeted by @cricketcomau)HIGHLIGHTSPerth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a bout of vertigoCoulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head after the completion of the 18th over vs Adelaide Strikers in the BBLHe was attended by the Scorchers’ staff and the Cricket Australia doctor on dutyPerth Scorchers pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was on Saturday taken to the hospital after he felt unwell during a Big Bash League match against Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval.The incident happened after the 18th over when Coulter-Nile looked in discomfort and sat on the ground holding his head.Coulter-Nile came on to bowl the 18th over, with Strikers needing 23 runs from 18 balls.Coulter-Nile started off well by removing Wells off his first ball for his second wicket in the match. Then he conceded 3,1,1 off the next three deliveries.The next ball was hit for a four by Harry Nielsen when he edged to get a boundary towards the third man region.It was then when Coulter-Nile signalled towards his team’s dugout and then spoke to the Scorchers skipper Mitchell Marsh. He, however, continued to complete his over and was hit for a six on the final ball of his fourth over.He immediately sat down on the ground after completing his over and was attended by the Scorchers’ staff and the Cricket Australia doctor on duty. He was then taken off the field.Coulter-Nile was also seen resting in the Scorchers’ dressing room after the match before being taken to the hospital.”Nathan was hit with a bad bout of vertigo at the end of his final bowling over during the game against the Adelaide Strikers. He was taken to hospital after the game as a precaution and will be monitored over the next few hours,” Perth Scorchers physio Chris Quinnell said.advertisementCoulter-Nile finished with 2 for 28. He had earlier blasted 25 not out off just 8 balls.Strikers went on to win the match by 5 wickets as they ended their campaign with 12 points from 14 matches. Perth Scorchers finished at the bottom of the table with 8 points with the help of 4 victories.Also Read | Big Bash League: Daniel Vettori steps down as Brisbane Heat coachAlso 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 Coulter-Nilelast_img read more

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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says no to cricket with Pakistan

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Shocking and tragic: Virat Kohli reacts to Christchurch mosques terror attack

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 17:23 IST The New Zealand-Bangladesh Test match in Christchurch was called-off in light of the attack (AP Photo)Virat Kohli expressed his horror at the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch after a gunman killed 49 people and injured several others during Friday prayers at two mosques. The Bangladesh team was arriving at one of the mosques to offer prayers but fortunately none of the cricketers was harmed.New Zealand Cricket announced all members and support staff of both the Bangladesh and New Zealand teams were safe and accounted for. Bangladesh were scheduled to take on New Zealand in the third and final Test of the three-match series from March 16. However, the tour was cancelled after the tragic incident.The Bangladesh cricket team was on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque a day before the third Test at Hagley Oval when the shooting began.”They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun,” Mario Villavarayen, the team’s strength and conditioning coach, told Reuters via Twitter. “They are at the ground, they are shaken but good.”Pictures of Bangladeshi players walking back through Hagley Park to the cricket ground surfaced on social media. “All our players are now safe in their hotel which has been cordoned off,” the spokesman said. “We have advised the players not to step out,” a Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesperson said. “Importantly, our players are safe.”New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern termed the Christchurch tragedy a terror attack..”Many of those who would have been affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home,” she said.advertisementThe cricket fraternity reacted with shock after the incident. Virat Kohli said the Christchurch attack was shocking and tragic and he said his thoughts went out to the victims and the Bangladesh team.Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 15, 2019Thanks, @imVkohli https://t.co/ezn3otyU3uBangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019Very shocked to hear about the shooting at Christchurch in New Zealand. Thoughts with the affected families.VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 15, 2019So sad to see what happened @christchuch …Praying for the victims and familiesMahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) March 15, 2019Despicable scenes in #Christchurch! Gorgeous city ruined by fools!The hatred starts somewhere. Scrolling through @Twitter, the more abuse, hatred, bullying & downright rudeness I see.Social media guidelines HAVE TO change & change ASAP!We’re living in a sh*t world!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 15, 2019Horrific news out of Christchurch! Absolutely devastating. Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected at this extremely sad time Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 15, 2019Why ? Why ? Once again a cowardly disgusting attack on innocent people’s lives .. Thoughts & prayers with everyone affected in NZ .. !! Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 15, 2019ChristchurchBen Stokes (@benstokes38) March 15, 2019The attack on the mosques was condemned by world leaders. Political and Islamic leaders reacted with disgust.”I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 (where) 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan posted on social media.In a statement, Al-Azhar University, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Islamic learning, said the attacks had “violated the sanctity of the houses of God”.”We warn the attack is a dangerous indicator of the dire consequences of escalating hate speech, xenophobia, and the spread of Islamophobia.”Also Read | New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test cancelled after mosque shootings in ChristchurchFor 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 Virat KohliFollow BangladeshFollow New ZealandFollow Christchurch mosque shooting Shocking and tragic: Virat Kohli reacts to Christchurch mosques terror attackVirat Kohli reacted to the horrific attack on two mosques in Christchurch and said his thoughts went out to the victims of the terror attack and the Bangladesh cricket team which had a close shave.advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacement

first_imgIPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacementScott Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 14:02 IST This will be Scott Kuggeleijn’s maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSScott Kuggeleijn made his international debut for New Zealand in 2017Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a shoulder injuryTwo-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday announced the signing of Scott Kuggeleijn to replace injured Lungi Ngidi for the remainder of the IPL 2019 season.Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far. This will be his maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league.On Saturday, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming had said they had gone in for Kuggeleijn, who bowls quick and bats well and added that he would be joining the squad next week.”For Lungi we’ve been a little bit more selective. It’s obviously a different level of replacement player (required for him) based on price. We’ve gone with Scott Kuggeleijn, who’s a New Zealand international, who bowls quick and bats well. So we’ve gone for an all-rounder who has good pace and good variations. He’ll be joining us next week,” Fleming told reporters.Interestingly, Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015. After a hung jury in the first trial, he was found not guilty of rape in the second despite the New Zealand cricketer conceding the woman in question had said no to sex.Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL even before its start after the South African pacer felt discomfort while bowling during the last ODI against Sri Lanka at Newlands recently.CSK suffered another blow on Saturday after all-rounder David Willey pulled out of the ongoing season because of personal reasons.advertisementEnglish cricketer Willey, who played three matches for the Super Kings in 2018, was quoted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club website as saying that “unfortunately due to some family reasons, I’ve had to pull out of the IPL”.”We are due for our second baby and my wife’s had a bit of a tough time, so I’m having to make sure she’s alright,” he said.”It’s a bit open-ended as to when I’ll be available for Yorkshire, but hopefully I’ll be available for the start of the 50-over competition,” Willey added.Last year, Willey was called up as a late replacement for an injured Kedar Jadhav by CSK and had been retained by the defending champions.Unfortunately, CSK won’t be able to replace Willey in the current season, Fleming confirmed.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 Scott KuggeleijnFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow CSKFollow Lungi Ngidilast_img read more

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Shahid Afridi says he did not blow whistle on spot-fixing scandal of 2010

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 19:45 IST File photo of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfridi said he did not reveal the information about spot-fixing to the tabloid that broke the newsAfridi said he was not able to sleep for a few days when he 1st saw the spot-fixing messagesAsif, Amir and Butt were found guilty of involvement in spot-fixing in 2010Former captain Shahid Afridi Sunday said that he did not blow the whistle on the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.Having discussed in detail about the spot-fixing scandal in his autobiography ‘Game Changer’, Afridi insisted he did not pass on the information or messages to the tabloid ‘News of the World’ which eventually broke the story.”These players (Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir) still think that Lala (Afridi) blew the whistle about them to the newspaper that is not true. It was one of my friends in England who passed on the information without informing me and even after that the newspaper carried out its own investigation and sting operation to confirm and trap the players,” Afridi said on a news channel.Afridi said his former team-mate Abdul Razzaq had first talked about the involvement of some players with fixers when the team was playing the World T20 in West Indies in 2010.”Razzaq kept on telling me after one match against Sri Lanka that he had doubts about Salman Butt but I did not believe him at that time. I said they are like our younger brothers. Later on, as fate would have it a damaged mobile which went to a repair shop and whose owner knew my friend in England revealed messages that surprised me and made me suspect that these players were indeed spot-fixing matches,” he said.Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2016, said he was hurt and disappointed when Butt’s involvement in the scandal was confirmed as he liked him a lot.advertisementHe also maintained when he first saw the messages about Butt, Asif and Aamir, he could not sleep for few days and did not have the courage to share it with Razzaq who realised something was wrong.Asked why he did not confront Butt and the other players about the messages, Afridi said he was let down by the reaction of the team management including Waqar Younis and Yawar Saeed when he first showed them the messages.”It was disappointing for me. My first job was to inform the management, I did that they said ‘beta kya karsakta hai ab (son, what we can do now)’. That is also why I gave up Test cricket and the captaincy and returned home.”He conceded that the management did try to warn the players not to meet or mix up with suspicious characters like Mazhar Majeed who was also eventually jailed for his role in the spot-fixing scandal.Afridi also revealed why he had supported the comeback of Aamir to the Pakistan team after he completed his ban.”When the ‘News of the World’ broke the story and I had returned to England for the limited over matches, I confronted the three players and told them to admit if they had done it as we could help them. Butt kept on denying and even took oath he had done nothing wrong. In contrast, the first time I confronted Aamir he came to me and admitted he had made a big mistake. He also confessed in court,” Afridi said.Afridi also repeated his comments about Javed Miandad and Waqar Younis which he made in his book.”I still have a lot of respect for both as players. But it is not necessary that a big player can be a good coach and it applied to both. Waqar changed after becoming captain and he had a different personality for the worst after becoming a coach.”He used to interfere in everything and tried to dictate terms. He even used to give me pieces of paper before we went onto the field as who to bowl, when and where to set fielding. As captain, this was annoying for me.”He also said that Waqar tried to spread rumours about him in the team and there was a lot of backbiting. Afridi said Miandad had a habit of getting involved in a tussle with players.”The reason we rate Bob Woolmer highly is he gave us space and never got involved in any tussle with the players.”Also Read | Yuvraj Singh considering retirement, may seek BCCI permission to play private T20 leaguesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumAlso 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 Shahid AfridiFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Mohammad AmirFollow Pakistan spot-fixing] Shahid Afridi says he did not blow whistle on spot-fixing scandal of 2010Shahid Afridi said his former team-mate Abdul Razzaq had first talked about the involvement of some players with fixers when the team was playing the World T20 in West Indies in 2010.advertisementlast_img read more

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Info sessions on studying abroad for medical aspirants

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 16:43 IST Info sessions on studying abroad for medical aspirantsSt. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies is organising info sessions in key cities of India. The workshop is designed to help students understand and gather information on a career in medicine while providing a valuable perspective into the life of a medical student.Students exploring opportunities overseasThe number of NEET applicants is increasing approximately by 2 lacs every year, leading to an increase in the cut-off score. As a result, students are exploring opportunities overseas to make it as a qualified medical professional.The main aim of info sessionsThese info sessions aim to address every single query from the students as well as the parents. They will also have an opportunity to speak directly with the delegates of SGU, to discuss the curriculum of Caribbean Medical Schools.Salil Gupta, South Asia Regional Manager says, “SGU is now the third-largest source of doctors for the entire US workforce. With this extensive network of graduates, a strong and expanding clinical program, excellent student support services, and a consistent record of residency placement over the last four years, our current and future students are in a great position for success.”Main exposure’Through this program we aim to expose students to a range of topics in medicine in a practical and student-friendly format so that it ignites a desire to learn more about a rewarding and prestigious career path,’ adds Salil Gupta, South Asia Regional Manager.About St. George’s UniversitySt. George’s University is a centre of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University has contributed over 18,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are practicing across the world.advertisementRead: SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2019: Paper analysis by expertRead: UGC allows Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports varsity to award degreesGet 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 byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow St. George’s University Info sessions on studying abroad for medical aspirantsLet’s see how these info sessions will help students.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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