Everton take Idrissa Gueye off marketby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have taken Idrissa Gueye off the market.A target for PSG, it had been claimed Everton would be willing to sell the midfielder for a set price of €45m.However, Foot Mercato says Everton have informed the player’s agent that Gueye is not for sale this month.Indeed, it’s been revealed Everton and PSG have broken off negotiations for the past week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu: We must bounce back against Portsmouthby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says they must bounce back from defeat to Bournemouth.Two first-half goals left Saints with it all to do after the interval and despite James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in an improved second-half display, it was not enough and Callum Wilson sealed things in stoppage time.Attentions now turn to the south coast derby on Tuesday night at Portsmouth, something which Romeu is relishing.“We have a massive one now ahead and we’re all very excited about that game to get back to winning feelings and sensations and to start building something good again.“There has to be a reaction surely now. We want to prove that we’re not a team that loses and does nothing about it.“We know how important it is, we know how tough it will be also over there but we players like those matches and we’re ready for it.“We want to get that very important win for us, for the fans and also for the club.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeckby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores won’t rush Danny Welbeck’s comeback.Welbeck, who has recovered from a broken ankle, scored his first Hornets goal in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Swansea on Tuesday night.He has played the full 90 minutes in both of Watford’s cup matches this term but made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.“I said two weeks ago we have a plan for him,” said Sanchez Flores. “We are taking care with him and we are very passionate about him coming back to the team.“I just want the fans to see the good version of Danny, not the kind of Danny who goes to the pitch with some pain. I want Danny 100 per cent so we can enjoy this Danny.”
Crouch questions Liverpool nerves after RB Salzburg winby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Crouch has questioned Liverpool’s nerves after Wednesday’s 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.The European champions blew a three-goal lead at Anfield when Erling Braud Haaland equalised for the visitors.And Crouch says the performance was “absolutely mental” from his former side.”It was mental, absolutely mental,” Crouch said on BT Sport.”Liverpool were flying, playing some of the best attacking football I have seen from them this season. And then the second half, I don’t even know where to begin. 3-3, I just couldn’t have seen it, and then Salah pops up with the winner.”An incredible match, highly entertaining, but for the wrong reasons for Liverpool in the end. They got a bit nervy Liverpool, you have to say.”Once the first goal went in, then the second, Fabinho, whose normally so calm on the ball, was passing it out of play, they weren’t as intricate as they were in the first half.”So it definitely affected them but the fourth goal killed them off and then they controlled the game and managed it out.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contactby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard says parent club Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to tell me how they see me,” he told Eurosport Norway.”They have congratulated me and praised my good start in the league.”They have told me that they are happy with me.”Odegaard went on to express his desire to see out his two-year loan agreement with the Basque side, before returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”The idea is to respect [the loan deal],” he said.”I am happy at the team, and so I want to continue here until my two years end.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Real Betis defender Marc Bartra has come clean over a heated on-field moment with Vinicius Junior, claiming that the young Real Madrid star insulted his mother on numerous occasions on the field.The Seville side came close to holding struggling Madrid to a point in a tense Liga match on Sunday.Sergio Canales – a former Blancos player – cancelled out Luka Modric’s early strike before ex-Betis man Dani Ceballos scored a free-kick against his old club to finally seal a 2-1 victory for the visitors . 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? Towards the end of the encounter Bartra and Vinicius appeared to lose their tempers, and faced off in an angry exchange when the Brazilian took exception to his opposite number’s strong tackling.Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez eventually separated the feuding pair but stopped short of showing a yellow card, instead doling out verbal warnings.And after the game, Bartra affirmed that he was insulted by the 18-year-old striker, who joined Madrid at the start of the current season from Brazil’s Flamengo.”I told him several times that he should get up, he was on the floor all the time and he disrespected me,” the former Barcelona trainee claimed to reporters.”He called me three times a son of a… he remembered my mother.”He is very young and he has a lot to learn from his Real Madrid team-mates, whom I know.”Madrid’s win sees the Merengue return to the top four, overtaking Alaves after the Basque side could only take a draw from their clash with Girona on Saturday.With Barcelona also dispatching Eibar on Sunday, however, the team directed by Santiago Solari remain 10 points behind the Liga leaders after tasting defeat six times in this first half of the season.
Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes Kieran Tierney could end up staying at Parkhead, with a long-running transfer saga involving Arsenal and Napoli having reached “stalemate”.The 22-year-old left-back has been heavily linked with a summer switch away from the Scottish champions.Arsenal have headed the race to secure his signature, with two bids having been tabled from Emirates Stadium. 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? Carlo Ancelotti is also said to be keen on taking Tierney to Italy, but no progress has been made on that front either.Celtic are refusing to bow to pressure, with all suitors made aware that no deal will be done unless their valuation is met, and Dalglish believes the window could close with no movement made.The Hoops icon told the Sunday Post: “Kieran Tierney’s transfer situation looks as though it could rumble on for a wee bit yet.“The Celtic left-back has been linked with a move away, and there have been regular news stories about Arsenal and Napoli being interested in the 22-year-old.“The other piece of the jigsaw is that the Parkhead hierarchy are holding out for a straight £25 million fee for their player.“Of course, the identities of the clubs that may or may not be chasing him – and the amount of money it would take to land him – have never been officially confirmed as nobody has gone on the record to put everyone fully in the picture.“But we know how these things work.“Kieran hasn’t gone public on the situation. But it would fair to say that perhaps he feels the time is right to try something different, and there is a curiosity as to what might be out there for him.“There is nothing wrong with that.”He is perfectly entitled to explore any options that may come his way.“Whatever happens, to date he has given four years of outstanding service to Celtic, and that should never be forgotten or tarnished.“But he is also powerless in many ways as he can’t officially get involved until his club have agreed a fee and given him permission to talk about the length of contract and salary with a particular club. So, unless the valuation is met, there is a stalemate.“The Hoops have every right to play hardball, and get what they believe to be a proper valuation. That could mean that the lad ends up staying at Celtic.”Tierney, a boyhood Celtic supporter, is tied to a long-term contract and has stated in the past that he will not push for a transfer away from the Glasgow giants.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Ohio State is less than 12 hours away from kickoff in its primetime showdown against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes are the big favorite entering this evening’s game, but OSU will apparently be without a four-star freshman.Brian Snead, Ohio State’s third-string running back, has reportedly not made the trip to Texas for tonight’s game against the Horned Frogs.Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch first reported the news.“FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No. 4 Ohio State, acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered,” he tweeted.FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No.4 @OhioStateFB , acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 15, 2018Snead, a Florida native, was ranked the No. 3 RB in the country coming out of high school this past year.The running back has totaled 37 yards on 11 carries so far this season. He scored a touchdown in the season opener against Oregon State.Ohio State and TCU are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
Twitter/Mark ClementsLSU football looks really strong right now, up 16-3 on College Football Playoff contender Georgia at home. Before the game, defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko shared an awesome moment with his father and the rest of his family.Fehoko, a former transfer from Texas Tech, is originally from Hawaii. His father Vili used to play “Vili the Warrior,” an unofficial mascot-type entertainer, at Hawaii Rainbow Warrior games.The family has since come over to Baton Rouge since Fehoko’s move to LSU, and have fully embraced the Tigers.Before the game, Breiden Fehoko and his father did an amazing rendition of the “haka” during the team’s walk to the stadium.Video, via 225 Magazine’s Mark Clements:Breiden Fehoko (@breidenfehoko4) joined his dad in the #Haka this time and it was even more awesome #LSU pic.twitter.com/PSqFAAkfS5— Mark Clements (@MarkClements225) October 13, 2018Apparently, this has become a bit of tradition for the Fehoko family at home games. The Advocate profiled the family a few weeks ago:Before LSU games, you can often find Fehoko’s parents and brothers wearing their own leis while they wait for the Tigers to walk down Victory Hill.Before LSU’s game against Ole Miss on Sept. 29, Fehoko’s parents were at the bottom of Victory Hill like always, but this time was a little different — his father Vili doing the Haka, a traditional war cry, dance or challenge in Maori culture.“I love their culture. I love everything about it,” Orgeron said. “They bring a lot of energy. They bring a lot of family to our football team. It’s very important to us.”The Fehokos have also started making leis, which they give to Breiden, and other members of the team before games.LSU leads Georgia 19-3 late in the third quarter. This would be a monumental win for Orgeron’s program.
PULLMAN, WA – OCTOBER 9: General view of the game between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Oregon Ducks on October 9 2004 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Ducks won 41-38. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)When College GameDay announced its plans for Week 8 of the college football season, we knew it would be a special trip. GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit revealed on Saturday night that the crew is headed to Pullman for the very first time.This weekend, the GameDay crew will be in Pullman to watch Washington State play host to the Oregon Ducks. On Wednesday, Herbstreit and company made their way up to the Wazzu campus and were mobbed by fans.It’s quite the sight. Check it out.Welcome to Pullman!!! @CollegeGameDay #GoCougs #GameDayPullman pic.twitter.com/FQwWYTBX4H— Cougar Sports Network (@CougSportsNet) October 17, 2018Cougars fans have been waiting for this moment for their entire lives and now its finally here. Washington State’s flag Ol’ Crimson has flown at every College Gameday since October 4, 2003 and now the fans can finally fly it at their own campus.The Cougars come into the matchup as the No. 25 team in the nation and a shot to win the Pac-12 with a win over No. 12 Oregon on Saturday.College GameDay kicks off at 9:00 a.m. ET. on ESPN.
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A top running back recruit announced he’s decided to back off of his commitment to South Carolina. It’s a tough break for the Gamecocks, but the team still has a solid start on the 2020 recruiting class.Four-star running back Mecose Todd took to Twitter to announce his decision to re-open his recruitment heading into the fall deadline.“…I would like to re-evaluate my recruiting process and decommit from the University of South Carolina. This has been a hard decision, but I fell that this is the best decision for me to make at this time so please respect my decision and now my recruitment is fully re-open,” Todd said on Twitter.Here’s the full announcement from the four-star tailback.#respectmydecision pic.twitter.com/nSXnlbBVu9— 〽️ecose T⭕️dd (@MecoseTodd) November 16, 2018Todd is the No. 26 running back recruit in the 2020 class and the No. 31 player from the state of Georgia. The four-star running back also holds offers from Alabama, Florida, and USC among others.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)NFL teams are always searching for their next franchise quarterback, and perhaps Duke star Daniel Jones will be the next in line.With the 2019 class looking rather weak at quarterback, Jones will have an opportunity to be a first-round pick. Besides, his intangibles and experience should bode well in the NFL.Scouts everywhere were surprised by Justin Herbert’s decision to return to Oregon, as the Ducks quarterback was considered the top prospect at his position.One prospect that will battle Jones for draft supremacy is Dwayne Haskins, who was electric for Ohio State in his first year as the starter. While he hasn’t declared just yet, the expectation is that he’ll leave the Buckeyes after breaking almost every single-season record within his conference.Although Haskins isn’t ready to make his final decision yet, Jones has informed his coaching staff that he’ll enter the NFL Draft, per Stephen Wiseman.He’ll have the chance to boost his stock at the NFL Scouting Combine and during his pro day.Duke’s Daniel Jones has informed Duke coach David Cutcliffe he is declaring for the NFL Draft. He’s expected to be a first-round pick.— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) December 31, 2018Jones finished this season with 2,674 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.His last game for the Blue Devils was impressive, as he threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns. Several teams will be in the market for a new quarterback this offseason, and Jones could be the perfect fit.
Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 20, 2019UPDATED: March 20, 2019 18:35 IST Prajnesh Gunneswaran recently recorded the biggest win of his career at the Indian Wells. (@ATP_Tour Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrajnesh Gunneswaran is currently at his career-best 84th spot in ATP rankingsIndia’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali said Prajnesh must keep playing in bigger tournamentsPrajnesh was ranked 243 in the world at the start of 2018With age not on his side, Prajnesh Gunneswaran must avoid the trap of playing safe on the Challenger circuit to defend points and should go full throttle in search of wins at the biggest tournaments, India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali suggested Wednesday.Playing the best tennis of his life, Prajnesh recently broke into the top-100 and also competed in his maiden ATP Masters series event at the Indian Wells, second only to Grand Slams.The 29-year-old recorded the biggest victory of his career by toppling world No.18 Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round after coming through Qualifiers.This week, he is trying to make the Miami Masters main draw and is one win away from sealing his spot.”Prajnesh, at this stage of his career, does not have the luxury of time and has to keep making bold and tough choices to get himself in a position where getting main draw entries in the big events are guaranteed,” Zeeshan told PTI in an interaction.”The only way to make large jumps in the rankings is to play and do well in the bigger events. A lot of players sometimes make the mistake of playing safe and protecting their ranking and points by playing smaller tournaments,” he added.After a very successful 2018, Prajnesh will defend a lot of points as the season progresses and therefore winning matches at big tournaments will help him, according to the captain.He was ranked 243 at the start of 2018 and is now at a career-best 84th — all in a space of 15 months.advertisementPrajnesh and Yuki Bhambri broke into the scene at the same time but the Chennai player lost five crucial years of playing due to stress fractures in his knees.But after being motivated by his father S G Prabhakaran, Prajnesh tried and made a memorable comeback. He has managed to remain injury-free so far.It all began with a win over Yibing Wu in the must-win fifth rubber in Davis Cup tie against China. He has only got better and has beaten top-30 players such as Denis Shapovalov and Benoit Paire.This year, in the first six tournaments of the season, Prajnesh has earned 154 points.”Playing the qualifying round in Miami was a much better decision than playing a Challenger event where even if he won the event, Prajnesh would have only moved up a few spots on the ATP rankings.”How he does this year will also impact his entry into the Olympics next year. Doing well in the next few weeks will also give him some cushioning for the rest of the year when points start to drop off from last year,” Zeeshan said.Also Read | Indian Wells 2019: One of my best matches, says Prajnesh after stunning BasilashviliFor 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 Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow TennisFollow Davis CupFollow Zeeshan Ali Prajnesh Gunneswaran must not fall in trap of playing safe: Zeeshan AliIndia’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali said Prajnesh Gunneswaran must not try to play safe and protect rankings but instead, he should “keep making bold and tough choices”.advertisement Next
Pollard after Wankhede heroics for MI: I am 31, there is a lot of cricket left in meWest Indies all-rounder and Mumbai Indians stand-in captain smashed a 31-ball 83 to help the former champions successfully chase 198 against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. Pollard said he is grateful to Mumbai Indians for showing faith in him even after an ordinary IPL season in 2018 graphs commentary scorecard Akshay Ramesh MumbaiApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 10:49 IST IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard led Mumbai Indians to a sensational win in his first match as the franchise’s captain ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKieron Pollard’s 31-ball 83 helped Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab on WednesdayPollard smashed 10 sixes as the stand-in captain helped MI gun down a 198-run targetImpossible… when you break it down, it’s I’m possible: Pollard on MI’s thrilling winWest Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard said he has managed to successfully bury the memories of a poor 2018 Indian Premier League season and that he is enjoying his cricket for the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing season of IPL.Kieron Pollard insisted that his cricketing career is far from finished and that he is looking forward to giving his best every time he steps on the field. The 31-year-old big-hitter also added he is grateful to Mumbai Indians for showing faith in him and retaining him despite his poor form for the three-time champions last year.Pollard’s comments came after he played a sensational knock to help Mumbai Indians gun down a 198-run target against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. Captaining the side for the first time in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma, Pollard took the responsibility and took the Kings XI bowlers to the cleaners, hitting a 31-ball 83, including 10 sixes on Wednesday.Pollard promoted himself to No. 4 in Mumbai Indians’ chase of 198. Despite losing partners at regular intervals, the MI stand-in captain showed glimpses of his vintage self and single-handedly destroyed the KXIP bowling attack.Even as the asking rate was shooting up, Pollard kept his cool and targetted bowlers to great effect. Kings XI captain R Ashwin, pacers Sam Curran and Ankit Rajpoot were all at the receiving end of Pollard’s brutal hitting on Wednesday.What a victory this for the @mipaltan. The dressing room celebrations say it all #MIvKXIP pic.twitter.com/ZXDmrv6Ql3IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2019With 15 needed off the last over, Pollard smashed Rajpoot for a six and a boundary and brought the equation down to four from four. However, the MI captain got out in the final over only to see Alzarri Joseph keep his nerves and take Mi past the finish line.advertisementWhen you’re losing, people tend to have all sort of opinions: Pollard”You can say yes, you can say no [best IPL knock?]. For me what is more important is that we won the game. And I was able to stay calm under a bit of pressure. Obviously, I didn’t finish off the game which I wanted to do. But that’s why it’s a team sport. The guys really rallied together,” Pollard told the media after MI’s thrilling win.”Impossible… when you break it down, it’s I’m possible. Anything is possible. We have power-hitters. We have got Krunal [Pandya], Hardik [Pandya] and myself. We wanted close to 94 of the last 8 overs. When you break it down, it’s just two big overs. We got those two big overs. They had a couple of bowlers whom we had to target. It worked well for us. Not every day, you get to chase 190-odd runs but we did it tonight. Much-needed two points for us tonight.”It is what it is. 2018 is gone. Obviously, when you’re losing, people tend to have all sort of opinions. People who have not played the game and people who have played the game and struggled as well tend to have opinions.”I am a cricketer, 31 years of age. And I have a lot of cricket left in me. People who are close to me back me. That’s most important. It didn’t work last year but last year’s gone. We have life, everyone needs to get up in the morning. The sun is going rise in the east and set in the west. There are better things other than winning and losing and scoring runs. There’s family and there are things to look forward to. So it’s just a matter of me coming (back).””They (Mumbai Indians) showed faith in me, they retained me for this season and they started me as well. So it’s just a matter of me coming out, enjoying my cricket once again and that’s exactly what I am doing.”Pollard on chances of making 2019 World Cup squadPollard had managed just 133 runs from nine matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 but the big-hitting West Indies star has turned it around this season. Pollard has already scored 179 runs from six matches at an average of 44.75 and a strike of 194.56.Asked if Pollard is hopeful of seeing his name in West Indies’ 2019 World Cup, the MI star said: “Well, you know, every day I get the opportunity to play, I want to do well. There have been a lot of turmoil is West Indies cricket over the last couple of years. But what we have seen in the last couple of weeks is a change.advertisement”Pollard was one of the guys blacklisted. The best I can do every time I step on the cricket field, is try to put runs on the board. There are people there who have the job to select. We will see how that goes. As I said, I am 31 years… Chris Gayle is 39 and he’s playing and whacking it around.”Shedding light on the success West Indies players have had so far in IPL 2019, Pollard added: “For us, it’s not a battle. It’s about enjoying. We know what we can do. Chris batted superbly well. Fellow West Indian, [Andre] Russell. He is smacking the ball. It’s great to see him hitting the ball. [Sunil] Narine as well.”Also See | He is a legend: Hardik Pandya after Kieron Pollard delivers thrilling win for MIAlso Read | Thank god for giving me strength to do this: Kieron Pollard after 31-ball 83 vs KXIPAlso 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 IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Kieron PollardFollow 2019 World CupFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Kings XI Punjab No data available! advertisement view more view less
India tour of West Indies could start in first week of AugustIndia were scheduled to tour West Indies just after the World Cup final on July 14. However, BCCI wanted the Indian players to have a break before the tour where both the teams are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 20:17 IST India will tour West Indies for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. (Twitter/@BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia’s tour of West Indies could be pushed back to August first weekThe final dates for the tour will be finalised by CWI at its board meeting on May 13India are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is with West IndiesIndia’s tour of the West Indies could start in the first week of August as Cricket West Indies has agreed to the BCCI’s request of pushing back the tour of the Caribbean by a couple of weeks.The Indian team was tentatively scheduled to reach the Caribbean island immediately after the World Cup final on July 14. However, the BCCI might have wanted the India players to have a break before the tour, which the CWI was happy to entertain.As per the ICC’s Future Tours Programme, India were scheduled to tour the West Indies after the World Cup for a full tour comprising two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the tour is likely to commence in the first week of August and run till September 4. The final dates for the tour along with the venues will be finalised by CWI at its board meeting on May 13.CWI also wanted a clear window for the Caribbean Premier League, which has now also been rescheduled, owing to the shift in the India tour itinerary.Originally, the seventh edition of the CPL was slotted from August 21 to September 27. As per the revised dates, the tournament will now be played between September 4 and October 12.Also Read | Chris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squadAlso Read | West Indies have X factor at 2019 ICC World Cup, says coach Floyd ReiferAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India tour of West IndiesFollow World Cup 2019Follow Caribbean Premier League
PCB not extending Inzamam’s contract as chief selector: sourcesPakistan ended up fifth in the points table in the ongoing World Cup and narrowly missed out on a semi-final berth. There have been reports that the PCB is unlikely to continue Inzamam-ul-Haq as the chief selector.advertisement Next Press Trust of India KarachiJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 18:24 IST Pakistan were knocked out of the World Cup 2019 after finishing 5th in group stage. (Reuters Photo)Pakistan Cricket Board has decided not to extend the contract of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq following the national team’s failure to the reach the World Cup semifinals, according to sources.Inzamam, sources said, had shown interest in the extension of his contract for another year but the PCB has decided to go for a new selection committee.The contract of Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests, ended with the World Cup after occupying the post since 2016.The name of former Test opener Mohsin Hasan Khan is being tipped to become the new chief selector as he has also worked in this position in the past with good results and has also served as interim head coach of the national team.”Pakistan’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup has led to the decision to release Inzamam,” a source told PTI.But his nephew, Pakistan’s opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has defended his uncle at a press conference in Lahore on Tuesday.Imam had said that the chief selector alone could not be held responsible for the team’s poor show in the first five matches of the World Cup as there were other members on the selection committee also and Inzamam picked the players after consulting the captain and coach.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Inzamam-ul-Haq
Next Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers: My brother, you are the most honest and committed man I knowICC Cricket World Cup 2019: AB de Villiers had said on Friday that contrary to media reports, he did not approach the South Africa selectors offering to come out of retirement in the lead up to the 50-over showpiece event in England.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:05 IST AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli ( Courtesy by BCCI )HIGHLIGHTSAB de Villiers responded to ‘unjustified criticism’ surrounding him coming back from retirementVirat Kohli lent support to AB de Villiers after the former South Africa star’s statementYuvraj Singh said South Africa had no chance of winning the World Cup without de VilliersIndia skipper Virat Kohli has lent his support to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villiers after the retired South African great broke his silence on his recent controversy.The Indian captain described de Villiers, who was criticised for picking and choosing international assignments after announcing his retirement last year, as the “most honest and committed” person.”My brother you are the most honest and committed man I know. It’s been unfortunate to see this happen to you. But know that we stand with you and believe in you.”Seeing people enter your personal space has been sad to see and uncalled for. More love and power to you and your beautiful family. Me and Anushka are Always here for you guys” Kohli wrote on de Villiers Instagram. Instagram ScreengrabIn the middle of South Africa’s disastrous World Cup campaign, a media report had claimed that the former Proteas captain had offered to come out of retirement a day before the squad was to be picked for the mega-event but the team management rejected it.However, de Villiers, in a detailed statement on Friday, finally broke his silence on the controversy surrounding his international comeback, which never happened, saying he did not demand to come out of retirement at the 11th hour before the World Cup but was privately asked whether he was open to play the 50-over showpiece.Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also chimed in his support for the 35-year-old on Instagram.”My dear friend and legend, your one of the nicest guys i’ve ever played cricket with an absolute gem of a person! There was never a chance for SA in this World Cup to win without you! It is your country’s loss not to have you in the squad not yours. The bigger the player more the criticism! We all know what a gentleman you are,” Yuvraj wrote.advertisementAlso Read | Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exitAlso Read | Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still a great player: Steve WaughAlso 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 Virat KohliFollow AB de VilliersFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Mohammed Shami thinks he is too powerful, says his wife Hasin JahanAn arrest warrant has been issued against Mohammed Shami and the India cricketer has been given 15 days by a Kolkata court to appear before it and apply for bail. If he fails to do that, Shami will be arrested.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 18:19 IST An arrest warrant has been issued against Mohammed Shami in domestic violence case. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAn arrest warrant was issued against India cricketer Mohammed Shami on MondayShami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence in early 2018However, Shami has denied all such allegations and said he is focused on his careerA day after an arrest warrant was issued against India pacer Mohammed Shami in domestic violence case, his wife Hasin Jahan said her husband, being an India cricketer, thinks he is ‘too powerful’.In early 2018, Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence. Shami and his brother were booked for domestic violence under IPC Section 498A. Since Hasin Jahan made the allegations, Shami did not appear before the court.The Kolkata’s Alipore court on Monday issued an order asking Shami to surrender in 15 days and apply for bail. Shami’s estranged wife thanked the judicial system for issuing the order in the case.”I am grateful to judicial system. I have been fighting for justice more than a year now. You all know, Shami thinks that he is all too powerful, that he is a big cricketer,” Hasin Jahan told ANI.Meanwhile, Hasin Jahan also accused the police of harassing her.”Had I not been from West Bengal, had Mamata Banerjee not been our CM, I wouldn’t have been able to live safely here. Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) police was trying to harass me and my daughter, it was God’s grace that they didn’t succeed.”Mohammed Shami was part of the recently concluded Test series against West Indies where he finished with 9 wickets in 2 matches. The pacer also played a key role for India in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.In an interview with India Today earlier this year, Mohammed Shami said his focus was only on his cricket and he was determined not to let the allegations by Hasin Jahan affect him anyway.advertisement”I hope everything remains fine. Whatever is the outcome, I am ready to face it. Cricket life mein hai to sab kuch hai (cricket remains everything in life). That is the only thing I am bothered about. I don’t care about the allegations or what will happen eventually. Right now, I am not thinking even zero percent about it. I won’t let it affect me,” Shami had said.Also Read | Arrest warrant against India cricket star Mohammed ShamiAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Mohammed Shami becomes 3rd fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wicketsAlso 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow Hasin JahanFollow India VS West Indies
Ditch the Bottle Opener Because Canned Wines are Having More than Just a Moment America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene When you think of buying an alcoholic beverage on tap, most likely your mind goes to craft beer. But it’s becoming quite the thing for bars and restaurants to add kegs of wine to their offerings and fill customer’s wine glasses from a tap. This results in a lower price because of the lack of bottling (Can we get an Amen?). It’s great for the environment because there’s no packaging waste (glass, corks, labels, cardboard and foil), plus the kegs are reusable. Below you will find three such establishments where wine on tap is all the rage.Sante Wine Bar, Asheville, North CarolinaLocated in the historic Grove Arcade in the downtown area, Sante Wine Bar became the first in the state in 2012 to offer wine on tap. The current selection of 12 different varieties poured from kegs includes the following—Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris ’10 – Oregon; Gotham Project ‘Anassa’ Moscofilero – Greece; Tangent Albarino ’11 – Spain; Charles & Charlest Rose ’11 – Columbia Valley, WA to name a few.The Chop Bar, Oakland, CaliforniaThis restaurant has a variety of wines stored in stainless steel kegs that they serve by glass or carafe to their customers. The wines complement their diverse menu, which includes charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and such entrees as pork confit, oxtail poutine and rainbow trout.Vera Restaurant, Chicago, IllinoisRecently named by Chicago Magazine as one of the city’s top wine bars, Vera has some varieties on tap to complement the Spanish tapas plates. Operated by Elizabeth and Mark Mendez, the wine selection features seasonally rotating choices from Spain, Europe and the Americas. Editors’ Recommendations Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit The Best Kegerators for Serving Fresh, Cold Draft Beer Right at Home The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States
10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure The ubiquitous PR men of Manhattan! Always on the go, never without their (often times multiple) phones and always smiling while putting out fires.Brenner Thomas is one such man, although the way he handles clients, rarely is there a fire to put out unless it is part of their store opening. An Account Supervisor at LaForce + Stevens he works exclusively on men’s accessories for brands such as Perry Ellis, Oliver Spencer, Omega Watches, Barracuda, Woolrich, Woolen Mills and Woolrich John Rich & Bros.Born in Palm Beach County Florida, (the most shark attacks and golf course in the country!), Brenner moved to New York in 2007 and worked on our side of the field in fashion journalism at DNR and WWD and then took a leap of faith into the PR side of things in 2010.Here he explains his method to his sartorial madness.I’ve been told I wear the same thing all the time! But I love a comfortable button down oxford Brooks Brothers Black Fleece; they are so thick they could almost stand on their own. I have loads of Gant since I work with them and I love them as well as the ones Michael Bastian makes for them as well. Those Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are so genius. They look great right out of the dryer. Dockers chinos the alpha fit – I have them in six colors and you can wear them with Keds or a dress loafer. They are very transitional.Paul Smith shoes are a big extravagance but they are so amazing. I have a pair of brogues and suede lace ups with different color laces.But when I have to dress up for clients I wear patterned sport coats from Gant, which lends a very 50s feel. Then for suits I wear only Z Zegna. They fit well, they last and they won’t break the bank.My style is pretty classic and driven by the standard ideals of American sportswear and prep. There is definitely an athletic side to me too. I love my Nike trainers I wear from work to the gym.When it’s colder out I am in a flannel by Gant or Double RL, khakis by Dockers, Boots by Alden.I am a big Nike fan for the gym. The fit is great and styling is well done. I wear vintage tees and for yoga I wear Lulu Lemon because the quality is so on par. You really notice it after a year when the elastic is still good and the fabric is still stable.My dad is a pack rat and hangs on to everything he owns. He still has VHS tapes with cellophane on them! He has great embroidered pants, vintage Hermes ties and handsome old belts. My prized possession is a weekender Bottega Venetta pre Thomas Meier that my mom found in the attic. I use it all summer. A real classic leather piece.My look is a lot Thurston Howell, a bit of the Professor and a tad of Ginger thrown in!Photo Credit: Yaran Noti Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now