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