Nainggolan: I have a new Guinness World Record!

first_imgRadja Nainggolan ‘I have a new Guinness World Record!’ – Nainggolan laughs off World Cup snub Chris Burton 18:30 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Radja Nainggolan Belgium 2017 Getty Images Belgium Roma Serie A World Cup The Roma midfielder has seen his dreams dashed by Roberto Martinez, with his international retirement announced on the back of a second shock omission Radja Nainggolan has endeavoured to laugh off his World Cup 2018 omission by Belgium, claiming that he now boasts a Guinness World Record for failed attempts to make the squad.The Roma midfielder is among the more notable figures to have been overlooked by Roberto Martinez as the Red Devils boss pieces together his plans for a global showpiece in Russia.Nainggolan has remained a regular at club level this season, taking in 40 appearances across all competitions, but has been unable to nail down a role in a star-studded Belgium side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He has missed out on a place in their 23-man World Cup squad as a result, with the 30-year-old having announced his international retirement after seeing his dreams dashed for a second time .A man who was also snubbed by Marc Wilmots in 2014 told Belgian publication HLN : “I have secured my place in the Guinness Book of Records as the only top player who missed two consecutive World Cups. It’s so incomprehensible that I can already laugh at it.”Nainggolan added on his decision to walk away after earning 30 caps: “I’ve had enough, my farewell with the Red Devils is fixed, I’m not going to keep fighting.“I had already planned in advance to stop if I was not allowed to join the World Cup squad.“It is true that last year I also considered making myself unavailable for Belgium, but then I still hoped to be able to participate in Russia.“To experience a World Cup was a boyhood dream, which has now been taken away from me.”Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Thorgan Hazard, Mousa Dembele and Axel Witsel are among the midfielders currently ahead of Nainggolan in the pecking order.Martinez has defended his selection, with the former Everton manager claiming to have picked those who best fit his preferred system.He said: “Radja Nainggolan is a top player. The reason is tactical.“In the past two years the team has worked in a specific manner. Other players had those roles. We know Radja has a very important role in his club and we cannot give him that role in our squad.”Nainggolan will now be watching on from afar when Belgium open their World Cup campaign against Panama on June 18 , before going on to face Tunisia and England in their other Group G fixtures.last_img read more

Petition to punish Ramos has over 300k signatures

first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool ‘Punish Ramos!’ – Over 300,000 people sign petition demanding Salah injury sanction Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:35 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(117) Sergio Ramos Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Liverpool 2017-18 Getty/Goal Real Madrid v Liverpool UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Liverpool Mohamed Salah Sergio Ramos African All Stars The abrasive Real Madrid defender may have cost Liverpool’s talismanic forward the chance to play at World Cup 2018 after tangling with him in Kiev Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has found himself the target of a petition that has called for him to be “punished” after forcing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah out of the Champions League final. Ramos is not exactly a stranger to widespread loathing outside Madrid, thanks to his abrasive style both on and off the pitch. And he became Public Enemy No. 1, certainly in Egypt and Liverpool, after tangling with Salah early in the final in Kiev, which Real Madrid eventually won 3-1 . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Egypt international was hauled down by Ramos and landed awkwardly on his shoulder . He left the field weeping shortly after, with his World Cup chances in doubt .He has, however, since expressed his determination to be fit for the tournament, insisting that he’s a “fighter” and that he’s “confident” he’ll be ready for Russia .Supporters haven’t forgotten Ramos’s role in his injury, however, with a petition  having garnered more than 300,000 signatures urging UEFA and FIFA to take action. “Sergio Ramos intentionally kept Mohamed Salah’s arm under his armpit, causing dislocation of his shoulder. Not only missing the rest of the game, but also missing the FIFA World Cup 2018,” the petition’s author ‘Mohamed Salah Abdel-Hakeem’ argues.”In addition he kept acting that Liverpool players fouled him falsely, causing the referee to give Manne a yellow card he did not deserve.The race to be fit in time for the World Cup starts now for @MoSalah. 🇪🇬(Cartoon by @omomani)— Goal (@goal) May 28, 2018″Sergio Ramos represents an awful example to future generations of football players. Instead of winning matches fairly, he uses tricks that defy the spirit of the game and fair play.”UEFA and FIFA should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game.”Ramos did show contrition after the final whistle, sending a message to Salah via Twitter in which he wished his opponent a speedy recovery. El fútbol te enseña la cara más dulce a veces y la más amarga otras. Ante todo somos compañeros. Pronta recuperación, Salah. El futuro te espera.||Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon @MoSalah — Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) 27 de mayo de 2018 “Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. Get well soon Salah, the future is waiting for you,” the defender wrote on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

De Gea refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

first_imgTransfers De Gea refuses to rule out Real Madrid move as Man Utd goalkeeper focuses on Spain’s World Cup bid Alberto Piñero Real Madrid Correspondent 11:00 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) David de Gea Spain 2018 Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid David de Gea Spain Manchester United World Cup Premier League Primera División The Spanish shot-stopper insists that leaving Manchester United is not on his mind as La Roja aim to claim another World Cup trophy in Russia David De Gea is not thinking about leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid this summer, insisting his focus sits solely with the Spanish national team ahead of the Russia World Cup.The 27-year-old has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital and was close to completing a transfer to Old Trafford in 2015. Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real’s short-term interest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move De Gea was born in the Spanish capital and progressed through the youth system at Atletico before playing two full seasons in the first team.And reports of a return to his city of birth have resurfaced as Real look for a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas, with the Costa Rica international regularly linked with a move away from the club.De Gea, though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy.”My future? The important thing is the World Cup and not to think of anything else that can divert you or upset you,” De Gea told reporters at Spain’s Media Day ahead the World Cup. “You have to be focused on having a good World Cup – we are all good. Hopefully we can go far and win.”Asked whether or not De Gea had told his representatives to keep transfer matters away from him during the build up to the World Cup, he said: “Football is football and a thousand things can happen. But I’m always calm. Come what may, I’ll be the same. It is important to be focused and be 100%.”De Gea travelled to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but failed to make an appearance as Spain were eliminated in the group stage of the competition. Two years later, at the European Championships in France, De Gea was established as first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish team and played all four games before being knocked out in the round of 16 against Italy. During the build up to the tournament, however, De Gea found himself involved in an allegation which not only changed him as a person but also soured his relationship with the national media.”I was more or less hidden ahead the media because there was a time that I have not been treated as I should,” De Gea continued. “Many people have been very unfair to me. Many who have criticised me, but then later knew that they were wrong, and have not given the face and rectified.De Gea Spain“There are many people who do not deserve to do interviews for them. Nothing else.”Asked whether or not the allegations marred the experience of the European Championship, De Gea said: “I’m a very calm kid, so it didn’t affect me a lot. But obviously, I have family and people that are close to you who are more affected than me.”It’s the past and in the end it turned out that everything was a lie. And there is no more. I knew I had not done anything, that’s why I was calm.”The press conference I gave already said that it was all a lie, but everyone followed talking about if I should not be in the national team, what if … In the end, things are shown, it turned out that everything was a lie. I was already calm, but then you remain calmer still.”Spain completed their 2018 World Cup warm-up schedule with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia on Saturday, following on from a 1-1 draw with Switzerland at El Madrigal a week prior.And while De Gea himself made an error which cost his side a victory against the Swiss, he remains hopeful that Spain will make a much stronger case for themselves in Russia this summer.”It’s a World Cup, you always go with the same desire,” De Gea said. “It’s the same feeling of doing things well and helping the team, of becoming strong.”We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group. We are going with hope.”Will I be first-choice? I’m always calm, really. But when you have the confidence of the coach and colleagues, you always go to the field with more confidence and try to help the team as much as possible.”Spain open their World Cup campaign against neighbours Portugal in a repeat of the meeting at the 2010 World Cup in which a David Villa goal was enough to send his side through to the quarter-finals.last_img read more


first_imgEver wondered about the deep dark secrets of our National Training Squad members? Ever wondered what TV shows they watch? What books they read? Their most embarrassing moment in Touch? Their heroes? You can find all of this information and a picture of each member under their player profile. These are found at `Team Profiles’ and then Mens, Womens or Mixed Open, or by using the following links: MENS OPEN PLAYER PROFILES WOMENS OPEN PLAYER PROFILES MIXED OPEN PLAYER PROFILESlast_img

Lovett Looking Forward To Coaching Role

first_imgNine debutants will take to the field for Australia at an Open level for the Mixed side in the Trans Tasman Test Series against New Zealand which starts tonight at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex. Despite only six players still in the side following Australia’s 2011 World Cup final defeat over New Zealand, Lovett is confident his team has what it takes to continue Australia’s recent strong record over the Kiwis in the Mixed division. “Most of them are coming out of our Youth program and our Youth program has been quite strong since it was rebuilt after the 2005 Youth World Cup that we lost.”“They are new to Open’s but they’ve played international Touch before and they’ve come from some very good programs in their regional level and even their club based stuff. It’s actually quite a very good balance for me, there are some young players that are coming through, probably the one that is really a debutant is Michael Law. He’s a bit of an excitement machine, he’s super fast, he’s very agile, he reads the game well. He’s going to be a player to watch once he finds his feet at that level,” Lovett said. Lovett started his coaching career close to 20 years ago and in recent times has coached the Australian 20’s Boys at the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman Series as well as being the Australian Women’s Open assistant coach for the 2009 and 2010 Trans Tasman events as well as the 2011 World Cup. Lovett says that it’s been a long pathway to get to where he has, but he can’t wait to take on the Kiwis from Thursday.“I’m pretty excited. Coming from a developing state (Victoria) it’s a massive honour, things are a little bit different when you don’t come from Queensland or New South Wales so you have to get up a little earlier and work a little bit harder to keep up on your skills and the modern trends of the sport because it’s not directly at your back door.”“I think both the roles I’ve had in the past four years have been pretty important, with the Men’s 20’s and the Women’s Open because obviously it’s a crossover between both the girls and guys and stepping into Mixed is a new arena for me.”“The Open’s Women’s was good exposure to the pointy end of the sport, I got to work with some really good athletes in the Women’s program and some coaches who have been around for a long period of time as well in Kerry (Norman) and Dean (Russell). Both of them have helped hone and develop my skills as I’ve come through as well as my other mentors, so it’s been good.”Mixed specialist Manu Wakely is Lovett’s assistant coach for the series, with Wakely’s experience  in the Mixed arena both as a player and as a coach to be invaluable for the side. “I’m looking forward to working with Manu Wakely, he’s been a very successful Mixed coach and loves the detail, he pretty much lives and breathes Touch so it’s great to work with Manu and see his passion for the game.”Lovett says he will be looking to the more experienced players in his team, including co-captain’s Kylie Hilder and Rohit Prasad as well as Jamie Chan and Sarah Spacie, to guide the debutants along the way in the Series. Seeing some of his Australian 20’s Boys side from the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman progress into the Mixed Open side will also be an exciting prospect for Lovett, as well as unleashing a few new faces against New Zealand for the first time. “I’m looking forward to building a new team together with the senior playing group and fostering some of the development of some of the 20’s Boys I’ve brought through and exposing some of the new players we have like Peter Watkins, it will be exciting.”“We’ve got a strong side that has a lot of potential, but we’ve got to live up to our potential and deliver on the park. It’s their opportunity now to basically come to the international stage and try to deliver, and some of the young kids, seeing someone like Michael Law getting his opportunity being able to apply his trade at this level and how he takes that into the Youth programs going forward is exciting.”There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: Facebook – Twitter – (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – read more

10 months ago​Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinho

first_img​Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken in detail about Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United.With the Portuguese boss out the door at United, it appears he will not be in the Premier League for some time.And Sarri believes the league will miss a manager of his quality and personality.”I think so,” said Sarri in a press conference when asked if the league will miss Jose.”Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. “I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoLeeds to cut short loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarke

first_imgLeeds to cut short loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarkeby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United are set to cut short the loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarke.The Sun says the 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long deal is cut short.Bielsa is set to look for a loan signing to add competition for his first team for the second half of the season as the club battle for promotion. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Top 2017 QB Jake Allen Gets “Dream Offer” From Florida

first_imgFlorida's Jake Allen gets an offer from Florida.Florida’s Jake AllenJake Allen, a 2017 quarterback recruit from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told 247Sports back in April that Florida was his top school, even though he hadn’t yet received an offer to play for the Gators. That changed Wednesday. Allen, who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas, tweeted the news, adding that he’d received his “dream offer.” He’s currently ranked as a three-star signal-caller by Rivals, but other outlets are calling him a four-star player.Blessed to have received my dream offer from The University of Florida! #Gators #ChompChomp— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015I couldn’t have done it without my personal QB coach @EricKresser . Been with him since the 6th grade! Love ya coach.— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015Allen currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Miami (FL), NC State and Pitt, among others. While he hasn’t officially committed to Florida, it isn’t a stretch to say that things are looking good.last_img read more

John Calipari Has An Interesting Theory As To Why Kentucky Is A 4-Seed

first_imgJohn Calipari takes a selfie with Jamal Murray.Twitter/@UKCoachCalipariThe NCAA Tournament bracket, which was revealed last night, had a number of questionable inclusions and seedings. While many are focusing on Syracuse being a 10-seed, Tulsa being in the field at all, and the exclusions of popular mid-majors like Monmouth and St. Mary’s, the top of the bracket had some interesting team placements as well. One notable quirk: despite Kentucky beating Texas A&M in the SEC Championship on Sunday, the Aggies received a three seed while UK was bumped to the four line.John Calipari joined ESPN’s Bracketology show on Sunday night and delivered an epic rant about his team’s seed. Today, on his own radio show, he had a new theory.Calipari on selection committee: “They did not want us in Louisville … noooooo.”— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) March 14, 2016Calipari: They did not want us in Louisville. That’s why they stuck us with a 4 seed.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) March 14, 2016Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the conspiratorial portion of Coach Cal’s show:“I had an idea who would be in our path. Like I said, I thought they’d try to ship us to Anchorage but there’s no regional up there, so they shipped us to Des Moines. (We’re) Playing on Thursday at midnight.” He later added: “They could explain the numbers however they want, they did not want us in Louisville.”We’re not sure we buy it, but Kentucky would have undoubtedly had a crazy home-court advantage in Louisville, so maybe there’s something to it. We’re sure #BBN will have a slight crowd advantage on Thursday night as is, unless there’s a big Stony Brook alumni base in Iowa that we don’t know about.More: Vote In Our “64 Most Annoying People In Sports” Bracket >>>last_img read more

Michigan Football Fan Releases “Run This Town” Hype Video

first_imgJim Harbaugh on the Michigan Wolverines sideline.Michigan/YouTubeOne Michigan football fan created a hype new video to get Wolverines fans everywhere excited for the Big Ten matchup against Wisconsin.No. 4 Michigan football has a pivotal Big Ten matchup this weekend versus No. 8 Wisconsin. And thanks to Luke D’Mello and his fancy editing skills, Wolverines fans have a pretty awesome video to play on repeat until kickoff.The video features highlights from the 49-10 shellacking of Penn State, a game in which the Wolverines rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns while converting 11 of 16 third downs.Watch Michigan put Penn State into a coffin all over again below:Wisconsin has won the last two contests between the schools, but Michigan is 49-14 overall when facing the Badgers. You better believe the Wolverines will be looking for some redemption at home.The Michigan Wolverines are 10.5 point favorites and kickoff is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. E.T on ABC.last_img read more

Sporting News Predicted How The Big Ten Standings Will Look At The End Of The Season

first_imgDenzel Ward celebrates interception in Big Ten Championship Game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Denzel Ward #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)College football season technically kicks off next month, and per usual, publications are putting out their predictions regarding what we might see on the field this year. Tuesday, Sporting News released its Big Ten predictions – including standings, Heisman hopefuls and how the league’s championship game will play out.In short, Sporting News thinks we’re going to get more of the same. The Ohio State Buckeyes are predicted to both win the Big Ten East and the Big Ten title game.The biggest surprise could be Michigan getting picked as the second-best team in the Big Ten East – over Penn State. That will probably depend on how new quarterback Shea Patterson performs.In the Big Ten West, Sporting News thinks Wisconsin will dominate again. The Iowa Hawkeyes are projected to finish second in the league.Here’s what Sporting News has for both divisions:East:Ohio StateMichiganPenn StateMichigan StateMarylandIndianaRutgersWest:WisconsinIowaNebraskaPurdueNorthwesternMinnesotaIllinoisOhio State is also predicted to wind up back in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes wound up No. 5 in the rankings at the end of the season last year and just missed out.If you’re interested in checking out the entire set of predictions, head over to Sporting News.last_img read more

ESPN’s 2nd Half Prediction For Penn State-Kentucky

first_imgTrace McSorley looks on during a play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)On Tuesday afternoon, the college football bowl season rolled on with the new Year’s Day games. Five games are on the docket today, including a matchup between several SEC and Big Ten programs.Among those in action today are Penn State and Kentucky. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats kicked off from Orlando in the Citrus Bowl earlier this afternoon.After 30 minutes of action, the Wildcats hold a 10-7 lead thanks to two missed field goals – one in the final second of the first half – by Penn State.It’s been a hard-fought defensive struggle thus far. With a three point lead, ESPN’s FPI likes the Wildcats to hold on for the win.The Worldwide Leader gives Kentucky a 54-percent chance to win the game.Can the Wildcats hold on a get a huge win over Penn State? Or will Trace McSorley lead the Nittany Lions back from the halftime deficit?Stay tuned.last_img read more

Aaron Craft Posts Heartfelt Message After Winning The Basketball Tournament

first_imgA closeup of Aaron Craft reacting to an Ohio State basketball game.EAST LANSING, MI – JANUARY 07: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts late in the second half after tying the game while playing the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 72-68 in overtime. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Last night, Aaron Craft and some fellow Ohio State alums captured the championship of The Basketball Tournament, winning $2 million in the process.Over the weekend, Craft’s team Carmen’s Crew took down the four-time defending TBT champs, Overseas Elite. They snapped Overseas Elite’s 29-game TBT win streak in the process.Last night, Carmen’s Crew beat the Golden Eagles, a team primarily of former Marquette players, to win the title. Craft contributed seven points, five rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.Afterwards, he posted a heartfelt message that Buckeye fans will love on Twitter. “Man, winning with these guys is so much fun! Love playing with them!Thanks @thetournament and their staff for giving us this opportunity. Unreal feeling!! #OH,” he wrote.Man, winning with these guys is so much fun! Love playing with them!Thanks @thetournament and their staff for giving us this opportunity. Unreal feeling!! #OH— Aaron Craft (@ACraft4) August 7, 2019Craft teamed up with former Ohio State players such as William Buford (the MVP of the tournament), David Lighty, Jon Diebler, LaQuinton Ross and Evan Ravenel. One has to expect they will defend their title next summer.During the winter, the 28-year-old Craft played last season in Italy. He’s also played in Monaco and the NBDL.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trick

first_img 3 1 Point 0 0 Mohammed Shami M. Shami 43 (30) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Sam Curran Scorecard Delhi DEL 0 4 26 0 30 Point Mid Wicket c sub b Sam Curran Punjab Square Leg 1 Harshal Patel H. Patel c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran Toss: DEL elected to field Sam Curran S. Curran 39 Mid off 152 Mid on (20.0) 25 Point 2 1 144/5 ( C. Morris 16.5 Overs) , 0 Point All batsmen are considered right handed 0 120 Delhi DEL 39 (26) fine Leg Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman fine Leg Square Leg c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran B 152/9 ( K. Rabada 19.1 Overs) , 36 Mid on Mid on 7.33 All batsmen are considered right handed 38 Shikhar Dhawan S. Dhawan lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 6.75 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Delhi 0 vs covers 144/4 ( R. Pant 16.4 Overs) , Match Ended Square Leg 3/30 (4) Mid on 150 Indian Premier League, 2019 third Man 31 covers – 22 1 2 b Sam Curran 5 third Man graphs Square Leg 0 Rishabh Pant (DEL) R. Pant (DEL) All batsmen are considered right handed Square Leg Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada b Sam Curran 127.27 0 commentary Punjab beat Delhi by 14 runs not out 2 Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin 166/9 wd Hanuma Vihari H. Vihari b Mohammed Shami 4 3 0 4 Mid Wicket Mid off 166/9 c Lokesh Rahul b Ravichandran Ashwin Delhi batting DEL batting Punjab PNJ 4 11 3 0 2 run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) Colin Ingram C. Ingram c sub b Sam Curran b Hardus Viljoen 0 0 27 Extras: 11 runs (B: 0, LB: 6, WD: 5, NB: 0, P: 0) Point Mid on 148/7 ( H. Patel 18 Overs) , advertisement R Punjab Bowling PNJ Bowling 0 9 Punjab PNJ center_img 133.33 152 4s 0 40 fine Leg third Man 0 0 82/3 ( S. Dhawan 9.5 Overs) , Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) Mid off covers 2 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket 0 Chris Morris C. Morris run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) 0 1 Chris Morris (DEL) C. Morris (DEL) 152 1 0 0 152/10 ( S. Lamichhane 19.2 Overs) , w Sam Curran (PNJ) S. Curran (PNJ) 0 Super Over Match Ended 19 Avesh Khan A. Khan not out 0 covers covers 4 fine Leg third Man fine Leg 2.2 Mid off 61/2 ( S. Iyer 7.2 Overs) , David Miller (PNJ) D. Miller (PNJ) fine Leg Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 0 view full scorecard Mid Wicket 0 4.71 0 0 1 Mid off 0/1 ( P. Shaw 0.1 Overs) , 0 IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trickIPL 2019: Preity Zinta, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab and Sam Curran who took a hat-trick, did the Bhangra after a 14-run win against Delhi Capitals in Mohali on Monday. 5 third Man 147/6 ( C. Ingram 17.4 Overs) , Mid off 9.5 Hardus Viljoen H. Viljoen 4 Mid Wicket 0 0 r 148/8 ( H. Vihari 18.3 Overs) , b Mohammed Shami (19.2) e/r 0 4 131.03 covers 2 All batsmen are considered right handed Rishabh Pant (wk) R. Pant (wk) b Mohammed Shami 7.75 third Man 0 0 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed view more view less Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 13 nb 0 S/R 29 b Sam Curran Prithvi Shaw P. Shaw c Lokesh Rahul b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 0 Mid on 0 (20.0) Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) 22 6s Sandeep Lamichhane S. Lamichhane b Sam Curran 0 Point 0 Square Leg 0 (19.2) Fall of Wickets India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 10:02 IST IPL, KXIP vs DC: Sam Curran became the youngest player to take a hat-trick in IPL (@lionsdenkxip Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSam Curran picked up a hat-trick as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runsCurran was named man-of-the-match after finishing with figures of 4 for 11Curran danced the bhangra with KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta after the thrilling winSam Curran took a hat-trick as Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Monday.Curran dismissed Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane as he finished as the man of the match with figures of 4 for 11 from 2.2 overs. Curran had blasted a 10-ball 20 as he opened innings with the bat and ball. Curran was ably supported by Mohammed Shami as Delhi Capitals were shot out for 152 in 19.2 overs in pursuit of 167.Delhi Capitals crashed and burned in tragic fashion, as they fell from 144 for 3, losing their last seven wickets for just 8 runs. In fact at one point of the chase, DC were cruising for 144 for just 3 wickets with Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram looking all set.At the post match presentation, Curran said that he didn’t know that he had taken a hat-trick.”I didn’t really know (about the hat-trick). The crowd got really loud, I couldn’t hear myself. Ash told me what to do. Ryan Harris was standing at the third man region. Against the local batters, I had to ask our players, “Where does he hit?”. Shami got two amazing overs in the end which helped,” Curran.First HATTRICK of #VIVOIPL 2019 @CurranSMWhat a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. (@IPL) April 1, 2019Curran was all praise for his team, adding that he has worked hard on his batting as well.advertisement”Great win for the guys. I tried to put a performance for my team. Luckily enough, we scraped to 166, all the six bowlers were excellent. I have worked a lot on my batting over the last few months. I like to work hard on my batting, bowling and fielding. I have opened in school cricket, but think this was the first time in professional cricket. Hopefully, we keep winning games,” Curran said..@DelhiCapitals Skipper Shreyas Iyer calls it right at the toss and elects to bowl first against the @lionsdenkxip #KXIPvDC (@IPL) April 1, 2019After the match, Curran was seen doing the ‘bhangra’ with Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta.??????Some bhangra moves there, courtesy @realpreityzinta & @CurranSM ???? (@IPL) April 1, 2019Ravichandran Ahswin was praised his bowler, especially Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami after the thrilling win.”Credit to Shami and Curran. We were probably 25 runs short. We backed ourselves to defend with three spinners. All in all, dew also came in and played a factor. We were gonna bat first. We thought Chris wasn’t there. We wanted to give him all the license up front. We thought there was grip there. We are quite a bunch with experience and a lot of youngsters. We have to keep ourselves fresh. We are having a very good experience. I have never seen a crowd like this in Mohali,” Ashwin said at the post match presentation.Also Read | Sam Curran did not realise he had taken a hat-trick: Couldn’t hear myself thinkAlso Read | Did Delhi Capitals troll Kings XI Punjab for not playing Chris Gayle?For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Sam CurranFollow BhangraFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow Preity ZintaFollow Hat-trickFollow KXIP vs DCFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Delhi Capitals (19.2) 28 1 m b Mohammed Shami 1 Shreyas Iyer (c) S. Iyer (c) b Hardus Viljoen o 0 0 No data available! 3 4/11 (2.2) Mid Wicketlast_img read more

Hero Maestro Edge 125, Hero Pleasure Plus 110 launched in India; price range starts at 47,300

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 13:03 IST The introduction of Hero Maestro Edge 125 (left) and Hero Pleasure Plus 110 (right) follows the launch of XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and Xtreme 200S by Hero MotoCorp on May 1.HIGHLIGHTSThe new Hero Maestro Edge FI version is priced at Rs 62,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi).The 2019 Hero Pleasure+ 110 Cast Wheel version is priced at Rs 49,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).The new Pleasure Plus 110 sports a fresh retro front and dual texture seat.Hero MotoCorp today launched the new Maestro Edge 125 and Pleasure+ 110. While Hero Maestro Edge 125 comes at a starting price of Rs 58,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), Hero Pleasure+ 110 price begins at Rs 47,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).Below are the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, Delhi) details of the new Hero Maestro Edge 125 and new Pleasure+ 110.– Maestro Edge 125 i3S (Carb) – Rs 58,500 (Drum)– Maestro Edge 125 i3S (Carb) – Rs 60,000 (Disc)– Maestro Edge 125 (FI) – Rs 62,700– Pleasure+ 110 (Sheet Metal Wheel) – Rs 47,300– Pleasure+ 110 (Cast Wheel) – Rs 49,300The 2019 Hero Maestro Edge 125 gets a 124.6 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that makes 8.7 bhp and 10.2 Nm of torque. In the FI version, the power output is slightly higher at 9.1 bhp. The engine is mated to a variomatic drive gearbox. Taking care of the suspension duties are telescopic forks in the front and single coil spring hydraulic type at the rear. There are 130 mm drum brakes at the front and rear, with an option for a 190 mm disc at the front. The FI version has a 190 mm disc at the front with no option for a drum. There is a 12-inch tyre at the front and a 10-inch tyre at the rear. The new Maestro Edge 125 gets a 5.5-litre fuel tank, while the FI version has a fuel tank capacity of 5 litre.The new Hero Pleasure+ 110 comes with a 110.9 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that delivers 8 bhp and 8.70 Nm of torque. At the front, there is a bottom link suspension with spring loaded hydraulic damper and a swing arm at the rear. It has a 4.8-litre fuel tank.advertisementHero MotoCorp’s Maestro Edge 125 comes with features like LED headlamp and tail lamp, diamond cut cast wheels, textured seats, and frost whiskers. It also gets external fuel filing, mobile charging port, boot lamp, digital analog meter, side stand reminder and service due reminder.The carb variant of the 2019 Maestro Edge 125 is available in four all matt colour options — Matt Blue, Matt Red, Matt Brown and Matt Vernier Grey. On the contrary, Maestro Edge 125 FI version gets two colour combinations — Pearl White with Brown inner panel & Astro Gold front forks and Panther Black with a sporty Red inner panel.The new Pleasure Plus 110 sports a fresh retro front and dual texture seat. It gets features like a USB charger, LED boot lamp, Integrated Braking System and a new black-lit speedometer.The Sheet Metal Wheel variant of the 2019 Hero Pleasure+ 110 is available in four colours — Glossy Black, Glossy Blue, Glossy White and Glossy Red. The Cast Wheel variant of the scooter comes in three paint options — Matt Red, Matt Green and Matt Vernier Grey.The introduction of Maestro Edge 125 and Pleasure Plus 110 follows the launch of Hero XPulse 200, Hero XPulse 200T and Hero Xtreme 200S by Hero MotoCorp on May 1. While all the three bikes are loaded with features, there is good news for those who are looking to invest in the off-roader or the tourer. We have driven both XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T. You can read our first ride review of XPulse 200 and that of XPulse 200T for all the details.ALSO READ | David Beckham gets 6-month ban for using mobile phone while driving his BentleyALSO READ | 2019 Bajaj Avenger Street 160 launched in India, price starts at Rs 82,253ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: Launch, features, specifications and everything else you need to knowGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Hero Maestro Edge 125Follow Maestro Edge 125Follow Hero Pleasure 110 PlusFollow Pleasure 110+Follow Maestro Edge 125 launchFollow Pleasure 110 Plus launch Hero Maestro Edge 125, Hero Pleasure Plus 110 launched in India; price range starts at 47,300The new Hero Maestro Edge 125 gets a 124.6 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that makes 8.7 bhp and 10.2 Nm of torque. In the FI version, the power output is slightly higher at 9.1 bhp.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Modi 2.0: How PM, Amit Shah picked the Union Cabinet

first_img Next Uday Mahurkar New DelhiJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 09:34 IST Newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cabinet ministers stand with President Ram Nath Kovind after taking the oath of office at Parliament House in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. (Photo: Chandradeep Kumar) It’s often said in BJP circles that when it comes to pulling surprises, none can match Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his virtual second-in-command, home minister Amit Shah. Strategising in complete secrecy, both are known to keeping people around them guessing about their move. If Yogi Adityanath’s selection as Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2017 foxed political analysts, Modi’s decision to pick Nirmala Sitharaman as India’s first woman defence minister was a masterstroke that drew great public traction. Now, in his second innings in office, the prime minister’s choices for his new cabinet have caused shock and awe-and how.Take the finance ministry’s case for instance. That Piyush Goyal, who had handled the portfolio in Arun Jaitley’s absence on medical grounds in the previous government, would not be considered for the post raised eyebrows. Though Sitharaman’s selection as finance minister surprised many, she was apparently rewarded for her diligence and ability to conform to Modi and Shah’s thinking in matters of governance. Also surprising to many was the move to drop Maneka Gandhi and Rajyavardhan Rathore, who held the key ministries of information & broadcasting (I&B) and sports in the previous government. That Goyal would stand 17th in the queue at the swearing-in ceremony on May 30 and Dharmendra Pradhan, who is credited with implementing the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, even after was as much baffling. Nitin Gadkari being deprived of shipping and Ganga rejuvenation, which has been merged in the new jal shakti ministry, despite a very good performance, was puzzling too. The general impression is that Gadkari, Goyal and Pradhan did a good job of the tasks given to them.advertisementTHE JAITLEY STAMPThough former finance minister Jaitley’s absence has left a vacuum in the Union cabinet, his imprint on the composition of the team is unmistakable-particularly Sitharaman, one of his favourites, as the finance minister. Though Goyal was ‘compensated’ with the commerce and industry portfolio, apart from railways, it is widely believed in BJP circles that he was denied finance because of his disagreements with Jaitley on crucial policy matters while he was the interim finance minister.Among Jaitley’s other picks are junior minister for finance and corporate affairs Anurag Singh Thakur, his former colleague from the cricketing world, and Som Parkash and Hardeep Singh Puri, the two ministers of state (MoS) for commerce and industry. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa, MoS railways, too, is considered to be close to Jaitley.While the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) considered Prakash Javadekar a slow mover in his previous stint as HRD minister, especially over the revamp of the school curricula, the BJP leader enjoyed the backing of Modi and Shah. As the election in-charge for Rajasthan and later Karnataka, Javadekar had endeared himself to Modi and Shah with his skilful handling of party factionalism in these states. He was rewarded with the environment and forest portfolio and additionally I&B.THE WINNERS AND LOSERSNarendra Singh Tomar and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat were rewarded for their performances in the previous government and contributions in the BJP. Tomar not only retained rural development, but also got charge of the crucial ministry of agriculture. Shekhawat, who was promoted to cabinet rank, was given the jal shakti ministry where he has the opportunity to implement Modi’s plan of supplying piped water to every Indian household by 2024.Jayant Sinha apparently paid the price for father Yashwant Sinha’s continuing hostility towards Modi-Shah while Maneka lost out owing to her somewhat mediocre performance in the women and child development ministry as well as her alleged utterances against the PM and the BJP president. Her son Varun Gandhi ran an almost open campaign against Modi and Shah on social media, but turned into their supporter when they didn’t deny him a Lok Sabha ticket. That, however, did not prevent the axe from falling on Maneka.Staunch Modi loyalist Giriraj Singh got an upgrade to full cabinet rank from MoS and was given charge of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, which covers his pet theme of cow protection. But the choice of S. Jaishankar for external affairs, it is learnt, did not go down well with some quarters in the ministry as well as the RSS, the view being that he is too pro-US. But Modi thought Jaishankar was a necessity in view of India’s deteriorating relationship with the US and the balancing act that New Delhi requires to do between the US, China and Russia. Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was conveyed that in her current health condition, it was better for her to drop out. Jaitley’s voluntary withdrawal gave thrust to the argument and Swaraj took it in her stride.advertisementPMO’S TAKEWhile the jury’s out on the cabinet appointments, sources close to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) describe them as professional decisions. A source says Gadkari was given the problematic Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) portfolio so that the sector can be energised. “We see Gadkari as a problem solver,” the source said.Regarding Goyal and Pradhan, the PMO is of the view that both have been rewarded-Goyal with commerce and Pradhan with steel, which has major presence in his state of Odisha. Gadkari’s former MoS in shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, was promoted with independent charge of the ministry because he not only helped in the BJP’s clean sweep of Gujarat in the Lok Sabha election, but was also instrumental in pulling Patels out of the support base of Patidar pro-reservation leader Hardik Patel in Saurashtra.THE AXE EFFECTAccording to PMO sources, among the reasons that Radha Mohan Singh was dropped as Agriculture Minister, was because of complaints that his ministry had allegedly favoured a private company, the Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Agro Chemicals (NAC), in the sale of soil testing kits (STKs) required for assessment of soil and issuing of soil health cards to some 140 million farmers across the country. Both Singh and the NAC, however, had strongly denied the allegations.READ | Goodbye, Rahul Gandhi?ALSO READ | Mumbai Floods: How BMC and Co. sank the city againALSO WATCH | PM Modi launches BJP’s membership drive in VaranasiGet 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 byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow PM ModiFollow Cabinet Modi 2.0: How PM, Amit Shah picked the Union Cabinet | India Today InsightIt was an elaborate exercise of weighing options, rewarding the performers, axing the slow movers and placing bets on potential achievers.advertisementlast_img read more

US Open: Venus Williams orders mid-match coffee during 2nd round loss to Elina Svitolina

first_img Next US Open: Venus Williams orders mid-match coffee during 2nd round loss to Elina SvitolinaUS Open 2019: Venus Williams fought hard but lost to Elina Svitolina in straight sets in her 2nd-round match in New York on Wednesday.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New YorkAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 12:32 IST Venus Williams lost her 2nd-round match at US Open 2019 on Wednesday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVenus Williams lost 4-6, 4-6 to Elina Svitolina on WednesdayVenus ordered a cup of coffee during changeover in her 2nd round matchThis was not the 1st time Venus ordered coffee during a tennis matchMost of us crave for coffee whenever we feel anxious or nervous. That’s what happened during the women’s singles clash between Venus Williams and Elina Svitolina on Wednesday evening which the American lost.During the first set of the second-round match which Venus lost 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 51 minutes to Elina to bow out of the competition, the former grand slam champion ordered a cup from her entourage in the stands.To Venus’ dismay, the coffee delivery from the stands remained unsuccessful at first, as the ball boy tasked with handing over the cup briefly stole the show.As Venus’ entourage handed the ball-boy the cup, the 39-year-old was already making her way off the court. By the time he caught up, the former US Open winner had already made her way towards the locker room.The boy, who could not catch Venus, then paused in front of the restricted area, embarrassed and red-faced.However, the crowd came to the aid of the bespectacled helper as the spectators signalled for him to leave the cup on the player’s bench on the court.Coffee delivery for Ms. Williams…………..Ms. Williams?@Venuseswilliams | #USOpen Open Tennis (@usopen) August 28, 2019US Open posted the moment and captioned it: “Coffee delivery for Ms. WilliamsMs. Williams?”The mid-match espresso did seem to work wonders for the American as she raced away to a 3-0 lead before her No. 5 seed opponent came back strongly and won the set 6-4.advertisementThe Ukrainian went on to win the second set with a same scoreline and ousted Venus from the US Open.It was not the first time Venus had ordered a coffee mid-match. During a changeover in a match against Donna Vekic at the Cincinnati Masters, she had told her coach that all she wanted was a cup of coffee.Also Read | US Open 2019: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic battle into 3rd roundAlso Read | US Open 2019: Serena Williams fights off Caty McNally challenge to reach 3rd roundAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Venus WilliamsFollow US Open 2019Follow Elina Svitolinalast_img read more

Coursera expects to bring hundreds of Indian universities & institutes on board over next three years

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 11:00 IST “We expect hundreds of Indian universities to use Coursera in the next three years,” said Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff MaggioncaldaOnline education platform Coursera on Thursday said it expects to bring on board its platform hundreds of Indian universities over the next three years. The company has partnered with 10 Indian universities and institutes, including Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and Manipal Global Education Services, to offer courses available on its platform.”We have 10 universities who have purchased Coursera for the campus. In every case, the cost is being absorbed by universities. They may decide to include it at some point of time in tuition cost. There are 911 universities in India. We expect hundreds of Indian universities to use Coursera in the next three years,” Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff Maggioncalda said on the sidelines of an event here.Coursera claims that it has 4.8 million registered learners and is adding over 1 lakh learners per month in India.’India is our second-largest market outside the US,’ Maggioncalda said.Coursera Chief Executive Officer Jeff Maggioncalda said the government has expressed its desire to increase gross enrolment ratio to around 30 per cent by 2020 from 25 per cent at present.”We estimate to meet this target, India would require to build around 250 new universities or increase capacity of existing universities. The government has been kind enough to allow 20 per cent course credit to be pursued online,” Maggioncalda said.He said that if demand rises in India, the company will build a national training centre in the country to help universities adopt online studies.NMIMS Vice-Chancellor Rajan Saxena said the institute has started offering 20 credits to their students who successfully completed some courses available on Coursera. “On completion of these 20 credits, we offer B.Tech (Honour) degree to the student,” Saxena said.advertisementREAD | Houston University receives USD 2 million commitment to support Tamil language, cultureALSO READ | Delhi government to open ‘Sports University’: Chief Minister Arvind KejriwalGet 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 byPuja Kumari Yadav Tags :Follow CourseraFollow Indian universities Coursera expects to bring hundreds of Indian universities & institutes on board over next three yearsCoursera an online education platform expects to bring on board its platform hundreds of Indian universities over the next three years.advertisement Nextlast_img read more