‘Sick for football’ – Arsenal boss Emery given bizarre nickname by ex-playersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery earned himself a bizarre nickname while managing at Almeria.The Spaniard helped Almeria to promotion to La Liga in 2007 before earning his first big move by joining Valencia a year later.According to Romaine Molina, the author of Unai Emery: El Maestro, the 47-year-old was known as a football nut by his players.”He is mad for football, he loves it,” Molina revealed.”His nickname when he was younger was ‘infermo de futbol,’ which means ‘sick for football’.”That is what one of his former players Laurent de Palmas used to say.”He told me that the players thought he breathed football, he sleeps football, maybe he even f***s football.”And he wasn’t laughing, he was serious while he was telling me.”Emery has had an instant impact since replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer. The Gunners are currently three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Higuain fast losing confidence of AC Milan owners and teammatesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan’s owners Elliott Management are seriously considering ending the loan of Gonzalo Higuain.Corriere della Sera says Higuain is losing the confidence of management and teammates as he struggles for goals.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain can be signed permanently for €36m. But Elliott are now fast losing confidence in the deal.There are also concerns about Higuain’s status amongst the squad, where the younger players believe he is enjoying preferential treatment.Indeed, when Patrick Cutrone was hooked during the stalemate with Bologna ahead of his senior teammate, he was caught complaining to teammates in the dugout, “Why me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan boss Conte admits Lukaku and Brozovic clashed midweekby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte admits Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic clashed in midweek.The pair scored in victory over AC Milan – just days after their clash at the end of their Champions League draw with Slavia Prague.Conte said: “Brozo and Lukaku are lovely lads and if anything, I get cross with them because they are too nice. They need to be more clinical on the field and not so naïve. If clashes happen, that’s welcome, because it means there’s blood in the veins and fire in there.“I’ve been a player, I’ve argued with teammates many times and then gone out to dinner with them afterwards. It’s not a big deal.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal star Lacazette: Guendouzi aims to become the bestby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexandre Lacazette says Arsenal teammate Matteo Guendouzi wants to become the best. The 20-year-old midfielder was recently named as the Gunners’ Player of the Month for September.”He is like the younger brother [in the friendship group with me and Auba]!” Lacazette told Arsenal.com. “We all really have a good relationship, we like to work and to laugh together so it’s really good.”I’m really happy for Matteo [for being named September Player of the Month], he played really well, he helped the team when we needed him, he is really improving each season so we are all really happy with his performances this month. “We can see that every top midfielder in the world is like this [in terms of demanding the ball and being brave]. They all want to take the ball. “Matteo has a good ambition, he wants to be one of the best players in his position so every day he is trying to be the best and this month he showed that he can be.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Peschisolido hails Wilder for Sheffield Utd impactby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Sheffield United striker Paul Peschisolido is delighted seeing the club back in the Premier League.Peschisolido was speaking before last night’s win over Arsenal.He told The Star: “It’s great to see United back where they are.”How can you not be impressed by the job Chris (Wilder) has done? It’s been brilliant. There’s just no way to criticise anything that’s happened there.””One of the things I really like is that the dressing room just seems to be filled with normal blokes,” Peschisolido added, drawing parallels between Wilder’s team and the one Neil Warnock built. “And that’s what the fans at United want to see; people playing good football but above all else, giving everything for the shirt. I know our one did and, from the outside looking in, with everything you hear, you can see that Chris’ dressing room also runs itself.”
LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When USC hits the field for the Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin on December 30, we expect the Trojans to wear their classic helmets. Going chrome with the current design is about the extend of what we see with alternate looks from the Trojans, but that doesn’t stop some of the internet’s top graphic designers from playing with some cool ideas for the program. Fresh Football Helmets and Deeyung Entertainment came up with a cool USC concept, that uses a yellow base with red details and logos.What do you think, Trojan fans?
Nicolas Pepe insists he has no intention of leaving Lille during the January transfer window.Arsenal have been linked with a £72 million ($91.5m) deal for the 23-year-old, who has scored 12 times and supplied five assists over the course of 19 games in the French top flight this season.The Ivory Coast international is under contract at Stade Pierre-Mauroy until June 2022 and, in and interview with La Voix du Nord, he reported himself to be happy with the current state of affairs. 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? “To end the season with LOSC, for me that’s for sure,” Pepe said.”As the president [Michel Seydoux] said, I decided to finish the season in Lille and, at the end of it, nothing will be done.”I am under contract until 2022. I have the idea to end this season in Lille and why not [secure] a European place? It would be beautiful.”Lille are second in Ligue 1 after playing 19 games – 13 points shy of runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who have played two fewer matches.Lyon, Montpellier and Saint-Etienne are immediately below Lille and also have games in hand in a congested battle for the other Champions League qualification places.Winger Pepe arrived at Lille in June 2017, having started his professional career at Angers in Ligue 2. He helped the western France club to promotion to Ligue 1, playing one season there before Lille decided to splash out €10m (£9m/$11.4m) for his services.Last season, he scored 13 times in Ligue 1, but has almost surpassed that tally already at the half-way stage of the season.
Ex-Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole has been reunited with one of his former international colleagues Sol Campbell after joining Macclesfield’s coaching staff.The League Two club have confirmed Cole, who won five Premier League titles and a Champions League during his playing career, has taken up a part-time role at the club.Macclesfield manager Campbell played alongside Cole with England and the two were also team-mates at Portsmouth in the 2006-07 season. 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? “Macclesfield Town are delighted to confirm that former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole has joined the club’s coaching staff on a part-time basis,” the club confirmed on their official website.”We would like to welcome Andy to Macclesfield Town and wish him every success during his time with us.”Cole scored a total of 289 goals across his career and is the third-highest scorer in Premier League history, behind only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.After starting his professional career at Arsenal, the former forward went on to make his name with Newcastle United before moving to Old Trafford in 1995.Cole spent a total of seven seasons with United, winning a total of nine trophies including the aforementioned Premier League and Champions League successes.Macclesfield Town FC are pleased that @ManUtd legend Andy Cole has joined @SolManOfficial’s coaching staff. https://t.co/aYUa1aDAgP pic.twitter.com/XqrrMr85gp— Macclesfield Town (@thesilkmen) January 17, 2019He also spent time in the English top flight with Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Pompey and Sunderland before finally ending his career at Nottingham Forest in the 2008-9 campaign.Campbell took his first managerial post in November with Macclesfield bottom of the League Two table and five points adrift of safety at the time.He has since collaborated in a coaching capacity at a variety of different teams, including MK Dons, United and Huddersfield Town.Macclesfield remain in the relegation zone but have won three of their last seven games under Campbell and have moved up to 23rd, three points behind Yeovil in 22nd.
Arsenal and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has completed a permanent move to Serie A with Napoli, the English club confirmed on Thursday.Ospina, 30, joined Napoli on a loan deal at the start of the 2018-19 season after finding his first-team opportunities with the Gunners further limited by the arrival of Bernd Leno. And after making 24 appearances for the Italians in his first campaign Ospina, who represented his nation in this summer’s Copa America before being eliminated by Chile in the quarter-finals, will remain at San Paolo in a transfer reportedly worth £5 million ($6.3m). Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “Goalkeeper David Ospina has joined Napoli on a permanent transfer, following a season on loan at the Serie A side,” a statement published on Arsenal’s official website revealed. “David joined us from Nice in 2014 after six seasons in Ligue 1, and made 70 appearances during his time with us. He was our goalkeeper in the 2017 Emirates FA Cup final win over Chelsea, and was also in the squad for the 2015 FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa.”With 98 international appearances, David is the most capped goalkeeper in Colombia’s history and also represented his country at two World Cups – in 2014 and 2018.Good luck, @D_Ospina1— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 4 de julio de 2019″We would like to thank David for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future.”Ospina played the role of understudy to Petr Cech for most of his time at the Emirates Stadium, and was restricted to fewer than 10 Premier League appearances for each of his final three seasons before swapping north London for Naples. With Cech also stepping down at the end of last season, Leno is expected to be deputised by Argentine shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez in 2019-20. Martinez, who helped Reading avoid relegation to League One during his own loan spell in 2018-19, is determined to stay at Arsenal, despite playing just 14 senior games in eight years with the Gunners. “My dream is to play for Arsenal. But it’s time for me to make it there or go somewhere else,” he told Goal in April.“I want to stay in England. My wife and my kid were born here and I want to stay at Arsenal – that’s the truth, so I hope they give me the chance.”
On the back of a fine campaign last season, Liverpool will be looking to write history in 2019-20 as they kick off the new Premier League campaign against freshly-promoted Norwich City.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds missed out on the domestic title by a mere fraction three months ago to Manchester City, but the Champions League holders will back themselves to clear that final hurdle as they begin their latest crusade for the crown.AdChoices广告Having already crossed swords with the Citizens once in the Community Shield, they now turn their attention to ensuring an opening weekend win against Daniel Farke’s Canaries, who know they face a difficult battle to remain at English football’s top table following their surprise Championship success in 2018-19. 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? The pair, both of whom coached in the set-up at Borussia Dortmund in their native Germany, have been full of praise for the other ahead of their encounter – but any professional admiration and respect is surely set to be benched as they begin their pursuits of greatness once again. Game Liverpool vs Norwich City Date Friday, August 9 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 NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, and available to stream on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher Defenders Van Dijk, Matip, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez, Hoever, Van den Berg, Phillips Midfielders Henderson, Milner, Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilson, Jones, Kent, Elliott, Chirivella, Ejaria Forwards Salah, Firmino, Mane, Shaqiri, Origi, Brewster, Awoniyi Jurgen Klopp is thought to be only missing Nathaniel Clyne, who is set to sit out the rest of 2019 with knee ligament damage that he sustained in the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.Otherwise, the German may very well name a similar squad to the one that faced City at Wembley just under a week ago, though Sadio Mane is available off the benchConfirmed Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Origi. Position Norwich squad Goalkeepers Krul, Fahrmann, McGovern Defenders Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Zimmermann, Lewis, Klose, Heise Midfielders Godfrey, Roberts, Vrancic, Leitner, Hernandez, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Trybull, McLean, Amadou, Tettey, Thompson Forwards Drmic, Pukki, Srbeny, Idah Confirmed Norwich City starting XI: Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Hanley, Lewis; Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Trybull; Pukki, McLean.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are heavy odds-on favourites to take the win at 1/7 favourites with bet365 . Norwich are priced at a distant 20/1 while a draw is available at 17/2.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Liverpool know that they face a tough task to repeat their heroics of last season once again, but they will be hopeful of making a winning start following their near-miss against Manchester City when they host newly-promoted Norwich City to kick off the 2019-20 Premier League season at Anfield this weekend.Jurgen Klopp’s team achieved one of the highest points totals in top-flight history last season while clinching more wins than Pep Guardiola’s side overall – yet they still came up short to the Citizens at the end of the season.Daniel Farke’s Canaries meanwhile faced something of a reverse situation, trailing Leeds United for much of the campaign before vaulting over the Whites in the final few months to cement their position as unexpected Championship winners.Both managers have professed their admiration for each other, adding an extra layer of intrigue as the pair of former Borrusia Dortmund coaches prepare to square off to start their latest challenges for success.But it is upon Klopp that expectation surely rests, after a Champions League victory against Tottenham in June that preceded something of a rocky pre-season run of form, leading up to their Community Shield penalty shoot-out loss to City.After a particularly quiet transfer window too, one which saw the Reds eschew any big-name pursuits with only a handful of new faces added for minimal cost, the German has defended his approach , stating that he feels his side are still able to comfortably challenge following their success last season.“The big teams of the past – and I don’t say we are a big team now, that will be decided in a couple of years – they stay together for a number of years,” he stated in his pre-match press briefing .“They do not need a lot of changes. Manchester United had the class of ’92. How long did they stay together? They changed a few after [Eric] Cantona got older and brought in Van the Man [Ruud van Nistelrooy] or whoever. You do not change completely.“We are a good team together in a very difficult league with a lot of competitors desperate to get the position we are in. Nobody knows how it will look exactly but Sunday showed we will be fine and the rest is what we make of it.”Farke meanwhile has vowed to give Liverpool a sterner test than they may expect, though he hailed them as one of the premier sides across the globe.”They are one of the best teams in the world. For me, probably the best at the moment,” he stated.”It is the toughest task you can get to start. It’s the first time they play back at Anfield after winning the Champions League title so there will be lots of optimism and they will be focused.”I can’t speak highly enough of Jurgen Klopp. He’s a world-class coach, and the job he’s done at Liverpool is outstanding.”We know we are the underdog and not the big favourite but we won’t raise the white flag. One thing I can promise is that we will be greedy to be there with a good performance, but also a good result.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Former collegiate football star Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning the LSU football program announced. He was 80 years old.Cannon, a Baton Rouge native, was a legend in the LSU program who claimed the Heisman Trophy in 1959 as a halfback.He led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 after finishing the regular season undefeated and beating Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, in which he scored all seven points for the Tigers (he even kicked the extra point).Cannon was later inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years old. The entire #LSU family mourns with the Cannons and his loved ones. He will never be forgotten. #20 pic.twitter.com/pCcCbPTmEG— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) May 20, 2018Cannon went on the play for the Houston Oilers in the AFL and was a three-time AFL champion during his career. He led the AFL in rushing during the 1961 season before switching to the tight end position with the Oakland Raiders.Cannon’s No. 20 jersey was retired by the LSU Tigers in 1960.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 6: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Media Day at Philips Arena on January 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Alabama won three of the last five titles of the BCS era. They have done quite well in the first four years of the College Football Playoff.The Tide have been to all four playoffs and reached the title game three times. They’ve won it twice.So, judging by those facts, Nick Saban should love the new system, right? Well, not totally.Saban appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show today at the SEC meetings, and a quote of his is going viral. It has to do with the CFP.It seems Saban’s main beef with the format is that he feels the committee is harsher on teams that lose late in the season than they are on ones that lose early on.“My issue with the playoff is that if you lose late in the season it has a much greater impact than if you lose early in the season” – Nick Saban pic.twitter.com/VArMOp4CT8— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 29, 2018If you can’t figure out why this quote has raised a few eyebrows and caused a few laughs, Alabama suffered its only loss in the last week of the 2017 regular season. That didn’t stop the committee from putting the Tide in the four-team field.Of course, the team that beat ‘Bama (Auburn) was eliminated from the playoff with a loss one week later in the SEC Championship Game. But that was the Tigers’ second loss of the year. If it had only been their first, they’d have probably still gotten in.Many feel Saban is trolling with this quote. What do you think?
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan Stadium is, arguably, the best stadium in college football. It will be getting a minor makeover before the 2018 season.The Wolverines announced today that the turf at Michigan Stadium is being replaced.“The turf at Michigan Stadium and Schembechler Hall are being replaced this summer,” the Wolverines announced.Michigan tweeted out a video of the makeover in progress.Check it out:The turf at Michigan Stadium and Schembechler Hall are being replaced this summer.Watch this week’s time lapse of The Big House turf removal. ?#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/qrgriVQxBw— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 14, 2018Michigan’s football team opens its 2018 season on the road. The Wolverines are taking on Notre Dame in South Bend in Week 1.That game will kick off at 7:30 p.m E.T. It’ll be televised on NBC.Michigan’s first home game is Sept. 8 against Western Michigan.
Urban Meyer’s daughters GiGi and Nicki have been very active in supporting their father as he draws criticism from those in the media.On Tuesday, CBS Sports host Jim Rome took aim at the Buckeyes head coach, a day after he held a press conference to signal his return to the sidelines.From Rome’s show:“Urban Meyer thinks the problem in this whole situation was that Urban Meyer was trying to be too good of a guy. The problem was not that he was covering up for a piece of crap on his staff. The problem was Urban was trying to be a saint.That’s all you need to know.After being suspended for three games. After repeated attempts at press conferences, and interviews, and Twitter statements, Urban Meyer thinks that he’s the victim. Urb still thinks that he’s the good guy. And the only person that could possibly believe that at this point is Urban Meyer.This guy’s a liar. He’s flat out lied. The only thing that this attempted rehab tour has proven is that he’s a liar and he still has no idea what time it is. This guy’s garbage. And this attempt to rehab his image is ridiculous. It’s insulting. And nobody should believe what this guy says.”Urban Meyer’s attempt to rehab his image is ridiculous and insulting. pic.twitter.com/wHwxt60HwT— Jim Rome (@jimrome) September 18, 2018On Wednesday, Gigi Meyer replied to Jim Rome on Twitter in defense of Urban Meyer.If only u knew the amount of impact he has had in making this world a better place. I’m sorry your perception has been swayed by the media (so reliable), but you’re only degrading someone who has actually made a difference in this broken world. You dream to be half the man he is.— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 20, 2018She had a few tweets along those lines, as Meyer continues to draw criticism upon his return from his three game suspension.I know #BuckeyeNation knows… but if only the rest of you truly knew the type of person this man is. He’s my father. One of the most loving, caring, selfless individuals out there and I will live by that forever. pic.twitter.com/LC4g1GgTkz— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 19, 2018Meyer returns to the sideline on Saturday, when Ohio State hosts Tulane. The game is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 02: The Notre Dame Leprechaun mascot runs onto the field before a game between of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 2, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 38-34. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are less than two weeks away from their first appearance in the College Football Playoff with a game against Clemson in the Cotton Bowl.In preparation for the game, the team is going to be using a distinct uniform that has yet to be fully revealed.On Monday, the Fighting Irish decided to tease the jersey with the game patch in place.You can take a look at the new jersey right here:?☘️ @NDFootball #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/FWIT87vkVR— Notre Dame Football Managers (@NDFBManagers) December 17, 2018Notre Dame went 12-0 in the regular season, picking up wins against four ranked teams along the way and never allowing more than 27 points in a game.Offensively, the Fighting Irish were strong as well. The team scored at least 24 points in all but one game.But Notre Dame face a serious challenge from Clemson, who ran roughshod through the ACC en route to an undefeated record and a fourth-straight ACC title.The Cotton Bowl Classic will be played on Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN.
Reuters January 30, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 12:07 IST Keaton Jennings has been dropped for the second Test against West Indies (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Denly set to be drafted into the side to make his Test debut at the age of 32Denly was part of England’s squad for their last Test series in Sri Lanka but never playedStuart Broad and Jack Leach have also been named in the 12-man squadEngland opener Keaton Jennings has been dropped for the second Test against West Indies in Antigua, with Joe Denly set to be drafted into the side to make his Test debut at the age of 32.Left-hander Jennings lost his place in the team after scoring 17 and 14 as England were beaten by 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados, with captain Joe Root saying the 26-year-old would continue to work on developing his game.”It gives Joe an opportunity,” Root said. “It’s disappointing for Keaton, he’s done some excellent things and he will continue to… be a big part of this squad.”Kent right-hander Denly was part of England’s squad for their last Test series in Sri Lanka but never played.Pace bowler Stuart Broad and left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who both sat out the first Test, are also in contention having been named in Root’s 12-man squad for the second Test, which starts on Thursday.England squad: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jack LeachAlso 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 Keaton JenningsFollow Joe Denly Keaton Jennings dropped, Joe Denly included in squad for 2nd Test vs West IndiesKeaton Jennings lost his place in the team after scoring 17 and 14 as England were beaten by 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados.advertisement
He’s unbelievable: Andre Russell’s six-hitting prowess floors Kuldeep Yadav and Jacques KallisIPL 2019: Andre Russell’s KKR teammate Kuldeep Yadav and head coach Jacques Kallis are in awe of the West Indian superstar’s six-hitting prowess. In this season of the Indian Premier League, Russell has hit 25 sixes in 6 matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk KolkataApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 20:16 IST Andre Russell has hit 25 sixes from the first six games for KKR in IPL 2019 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell has hit 25 sixes in 6 matches for KKR in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueRussell’s KKR teammate Kuldeep Yadav said he has never seen anyone bat like thisKKR coach Jacques Kallis said Andre Russell has an all-round gameAndre Russell has captured the imagination of the entire cricket world with his six-hitting capabilties. In the 2018 Indian Premier League, he smashed 31 sixes in 16 matches. This year, he has already hit 25 sixes from 6 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders – overall, in 56 IPL matches, Andre Russell has hit a staggering 93 sixes.These are unbelievable numbers. Kuldeep Yadav, KKR’s lead spinner and Jacques Kallis, KKR coach, say they have never seen anyone hit sixes so consistently. This season, Andre Russell has hit sixes at will and has dug Kolkata Knight Riders out of choppy waters consistently.Kallis, one of the finest batsmen of his generation, said what impressed him most about Andre Russell was that he could hit sixes so consistently and yet play a watchful innings like the one against Chennai Super Kings.”He was a little bit more subdued against CSK. He has got both games. He sums up the game very well,” Kallis told India Today.Asked whether he had ever seen anyone bat the way Andre Russell has in the 2019 IPL, Kallis said: “Not as consistently, four or five times in a row.”Kuldeep Yadav said he has never seen anyone bat like thisNever seen anyone bat like this. Have seen Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) bat but hitting so many sixes is unbelievable,” Kuldeep Yadav told India Today. “This is a good sign for us and we are very lucky he is in our team.”Also Read | India will be silly not to pick Dinesh Karthik in 2019 World Cup squad: Jacques KallisAlso Read | Self-doubt creeps in when I don’t pick wickets, like in this IPL: Kuldeep YadavadvertisementFor 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 Kuldeep YadavFollow Andre RussellFollow KKRFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Jacques Kallis
covers third Man All batsmen are considered right handed R Punjab Nicholas Pooran (wk) N. Pooran (wk) c MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja Mid off graphs covers 0 170/5 not out 197.22 Mid on Sam Curran (PNJ) S. Curran (PNJ) Super Over Mid off Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) 122.22 Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo Punjab beat Chennai by 6 wickets All batsmen are considered right handed 6s Square Leg Mid Wicket 0 (20.0) 1 0 71 (36) e/r 27 0 4 4 57 commentary 71 173/4 0 No data available! Point 0 Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 4s Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 16:00 (Local Time) c sub b Harbhajan Singh Lokesh Rahul L. Rahul c Imran Tahir b Harbhajan Singh 2 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Lokesh Rahul 36 Punjab PNJ Chennai CHE Square Leg Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) Indian Premier League, 2019 fine Leg 173/4 8 Mid on 6 4 not out Scorecard Point 28 Mid off Harbhajan Singh H. Singh Mid on Extras: 14 runs (B: 4, LB: 5, WD: 5, NB: 0, P: 0) All batsmen are considered right handed 0 fine Leg third Man 164/4 ( N. Pooran 16.2 Overs) , fine Leg Fall of Wickets 0 Point 0 fine Leg 0 vs 22 108/2 ( C. Gayle 10.4 Overs) , 163.63 7 100 Rajarshi Gupta MohaliMay 5, 2019UPDATED: May 5, 2019 21:46 IST IPL 2019: KL Rahul smashed a 19-ball half-century to help KXIP seal a consolation win on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni lauded KL Rahul for his 36-ball 71 which helped KXIP beat CSK by 6 wicketsDhoni said CSK tried everything on the field but nothing worked vs KXIP in Mohali on SundayDhoni was happy after CSK still assured themselves of a finish in the top two of the points tableChennai Super Kings failed to defend 172 against Kings XI Punjab in their final league match of the 2019 Indian Premier League but the defending champions were still assured of a top-2 finish.MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings’ iconic captain, doffed his hat to KL Rahul whose 36-ball 71 helped Kings XI Punjab seal a consolation win and said his team was happy to reassess the situation and finish in the top two. This means CSK will play the first qualifier at home in Chennai and will get two chances to make it to the final.After Faf du Plessis (96) and Suresh Raina (53) helped Chennai Super Kings to 172 for 5 off 20 overs, KXIP needed to gun down the target in 14.2 overs. And it looked possible at one stage with KL Rahul going great guns – he had smashed Harbhajan Singh for 24 runs to bring up a 19-ball 50.IPL 2019: MI vs KKR live cricket scoreHowever, Harbhajan Singh dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle off successive deliveries to pull things back a little. KXIP eventually got home in 18 overs and it meant CSK would get two shots at the title clash.MS Dhoni lauded KL Rahul for his aggressive innings on a pitch which he described as not easy to bat on.”You need to give the credit to them. It was not an easy wicket. With 3 spinners, it was difficult to manoeuvre in the first 6 overs,” Dhoni told the host broadcaster after the match.”But KL Rahul batted really well, was ably supported by Chris Gayle and then Pooran towards the end was good with his lusty hits. It was a really good batting effort from their side.”advertisementMS Dhoni said CSK tried everything they could but admitted not much worked on Sunday. However, he praised his bowlers for the way they came back after the assault from KL Rahul.”We did whatever we could, it didn’t work a lot. Quite happy with the way we bowled, despite giving a few runs at the start… That’s something you have to keep in mind, If you can’t win a game, you make sure you get the opposition to get the runs in the most number of overs. you have to quickly adapt, learn and re-assess,” Dhoni said.Also Read | KL Rahul attacks Harbhajan Singh to hit 19-ball fiftyAlso Read | Faf du Plessis hits career-best 96 as CSK batsmen peak at the right timeAlso 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 Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow KL RahulFollow MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019 170/5 116.66 Mandeep Singh M. Singh not out Chennai CHE covers Mid Wicket Mid on Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin 2 0 Mid Wicket covers All batsmen are considered right handed third Man 0 c Imran Tahir b Harbhajan Singh Square Leg Lokesh Rahul (PNJ) L. Rahul (PNJ) Mid on c MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 16 B Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja 7 11 Mohammed Shami M. Shami Imran Tahir I. Tahir 2 view full scorecard Match Ended 96 (55) 7 85.71 Andrew Tye A. Tye 4 third Man 3/57 (4) Chennai Bowling CHE Bowling Sam Curran S. Curran not out 28 0 Mid Wicket Mid off Mayank Agarwal M. Agarwal c Ravindra Jadeja b Harbhajan Singh (18.0) Square Leg 0 6.75 advertisement 1 All batsmen are considered right handed w 1 0 nb Mid Wicket Point view more view less Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 55 3/35 (4) Mid on Match Ended 0 108/1 ( L. Rahul 10.3 Overs) , 3 118/3 ( M. Agarwal 12.2 Overs) , 3 36 o third Man r Mid off 0 wd Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Punjab PNJ Point fine Leg Harpreet Brar H. Brar 0 2 5 m Chennai 4 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Chris Gayle C. Gayle c sub b Harbhajan Singh Square Leg 14.25 (20.0) 28 All batsmen are considered right handed (18.0) 36 Point 0 Faf du Plessis (CHE) du Plessis (CHE) covers fine Leg Punjab batting PNJ batting covers 9 c Ravindra Jadeja b Harbhajan Singh 0 7 9 173/4 Mid off S/R Mid Wicket Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS) 1 Toss: PNJ elected to field 6 IPL 2019: KL Rahul batted really well, need to give credit to KXIP, says MS DhoniIPL 2019: MS Dhoni spoke highly of KL Rahul whose 71 off 36 helped Kings XI Punjab crush defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Mohali on Sunday. – third Man Square Leg (18.0)
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Reuters LondonAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 20:35 IST Jofra Archer is likely to make his Test debut in the 2nd Ashes Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMoeen Ali has been left out of Englnad’s squad for 2nd Ashes TestJack Leach and Jofra Archer find a place in the 12-man squadOlly Stone, who did not play the 1st Ashes Test, has been ruled out with a bad backAll-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England’s squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia next week after a disappointing display during a crushing defeat in the opener.As expected, fast bowler Joffra Archer was included in the 12 and looks poised to make his test debut in the absence of England’s record wicket taker James Anderson.The veteran Anderson injured his calf again on the first day of the opening test at Edgbaston which Australia won by 251 runs.Moeen made only four runs in two innings at Edgbaston and his exclusion means left-hander Jack Leach, who batted impressively as a night watchman against Ireland the week before, will likely take over England’s spin bowling duties at Lord’s.Moeen has reached 50 only once in his last 16 Test innings and has also struggled to make an impact with the ball in the previous series against Australia.Somerset left-arm orthodox spinner Leach has taken 20 wickets in five tests.While the loss of Anderson is a major blow to England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes, the prospect of Archer steaming in to bowl his 90mph deliveries will excite England’s fans.The Barbados-born pace bowler made a huge impact at the World Cup when he was England’s leading wicket-taker and bowled the dramatic Super Over at Lord’s which sealed the title for the hosts over New Zealand.Olly Stone, who was included in the squad for the Edgbaston Test but did not play, is ruled out with a bad back.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.advertisementAlso Read | Shane Warne eyes IPL-like success after appointmenet as coach of Lord’s Hundred teamAlso Read | Global T20 Canada: Shoaib Malik shatters glass window with huge sixesAlso 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 England VS AustraliaFollow Ashes 2nd TestFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Jack Leach Next England drop Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer set for Ashes debutEngland have announced a 12-member squad for the 2nd Ashes Test, starting August 14. World Cup hero Jofra Archer looks likely to make his Ashes debut at Lord’s, London. advertisement