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The lowest-ranked team coming into their own World Cup, Russia have sparkled since the action began — and perhaps the secret to their success is not just their ability on the ball but good old-fashioned industry.No other team has matched the hosts’ Stakhanovite workrate in their opening matches — both of which Russia won by healthy margins — nor even come close when it comes to putting in the hard yards.According to FIFA’s statistics, Russia, who play Uruguay in their final group game on Monday, have, by a startling margin, covered more ground than any other team, with their opening 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia seeing them run a collective 118 kilometres.To put that into context, the second highest distance covered in the first round of matches was 112km by Egypt in their defeat to Uruguay.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEIn their second match, a 3-1 victory over Egypt, Russia took their total over two games to more than 233km, which, after Friday’s action, was around 8km more than any other two-match team, with workmanlike Australia their nearest challengers.This ferocious industry has been spearheaded by Aleksandr Golovin, who has not only stood out as a shining midfield talent, but also as the most hardworking player at the tournament, covering an impressive 25.15km.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEAnd Golovin, like Russia’s other players, is not simply accumulating distance by ambling around the pitch.Any doubts that the stats for distance covered provide an accurate picture of effort are dispelled when you look at the figures for the number of sprints made, with Russia again leading the way having completed 824 in their two matches.advertisementThose looking for the source of Argentina’s struggles at this tournament might be interested to see that the South Americans completed only 604 sprints in their draw with Iceland and defeat to Croatia.Comedian, who mocked Russian team before World Cup, calls them heroes nowThis may go some way towards explaining how a Russian team, who had won just one of their last nine matches at previous tournaments and none of their last seven warmup games, have now breezed into the knockouts with a game to spare.Undoubtedly fuelled by the adrenaline that comes from being roared on by a passionate home crowd, Russia face Uruguay at the Samara Arena to decide who will finish top of Group A, which carries the incentive of avoiding the victors in Group B.With Uruguay having edged into the last 16 with narrow 1-0 victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the impressive Russians will be keen to finish the group with a perfect record.Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez knows his side have yet to hit top gear at the World Cup but warned anyone who is thinking of writing them off to remember their run to the Copa America title in 2011.Despite the difficulties they had in their opening matches, Uruguay have won their first two games of a World Cup tournament for the first time since 1954 and stand one win away from topping the group.Russia, however, boast a far superior goal difference, having crushed Saudi Arabia 5-0 and made light work of Egypt in a 3-1 win, meaning only victory will see Uruguay finish above the hosts and avoid the winners of Group B in the process.Egypt, Saudi Arabia look to avoid last-place finishSaudi Arabia and Egypt will try to avoid finishing last in Group A as they bow out of the World Cup, a disappointing end to the tournament in particular for Egypt and their usually prolific striker Mohamed Salah. Egypt have lost both their opening matches (Reuters Photo)Both teams lost their first two games and the only thing they can salvage in the Volgograd Arena is the chance not to finish bottom of their group.For Saudi Arabia, the match also offers the possibility of a first goal in the tournament in Russia.Egypt, making their first World Cup appearance since 1990, had been tipped to advance into the knockout rounds after looking strong in the qualifiers.But they narrowly lost to 1-0 to Uruguay in their opening match, which Salah missed as he recovered from his Champions League final injury with Liverpool. They then went down 3-1 to hosts Russia.Salah has been pivotal to Egypt, scoring 71 percent of the team’s goals during qualification and claiming their solitary strike of the tournament so far against the Russians.Despite scoring from the penalty spot, Salah looked like he was still feeling the effects of his injured shoulder in that game.advertisementEgyptian Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abo Rida was quoted by local media as saying that Salah would not be leaving the World Cup early despite his team’s elimination.While there’s little at stake for the two countries in Monday’s match, Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will be desperate to be on the field in order to enter the World Cup record books as the oldest player to compete at the finals.The 45-year-old goalkeeper was left out of the previous two games and coach Hector Cuper must decide whether to hand him the gloves for what will surely be his last appearance at the tournament.
Arsenal have signed Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Seria A side Sampdoria, the Premier League club announced on Twitter on Tuesday.”The wait is over…it’s #TimeForTorreira. Welcome to Arsenal,” the North London club tweeted.”In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game,” coach Unai Emery told the club’s website arsenal.com”A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.”The 22-year-old was one of Uruguay’s best players in this year’s World Cup. He started all of the South American team’s five matches before La Celeste crashed out in the quarter-finals following their 2-0 defeat to France.Torreira joined Sampdoria in 2015 and made 71 appearances for the Italian club.The wait is over it’s #TimeForTorreiraWelcome to Arsenal, @LTorreira34 pic.twitter.com/wnUDYuDMeSArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 10, 2018″He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season,” Emery added.Arsenal did not provide financial details of the deal but it was reported last month that the fee agreed would be around 30 million euros.Torreira will wear the number 11 shirt vacated by midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German recently switched to number 10.Say hello to our new No 11You can get your @LTorreira34 shirts now https://t.co/tcx9JnmtY3 pic.twitter.com/MkScILvye0advertisementArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 10, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, July 23 (PTI) The Squash Racket Federation of India’s (SRFI)inability to find a full-time head coach ever since the bitter exit of Egyptian Achraf El Karargui has affected the Indian team’s preparations ahead of the Asian Games in Indonesia next month. The lack of a world-class coach has led to players preparing individually in different parts of the world. A SAI official confirmed to PTI that SRFI did not recommend a single name for the coach’s job ever since the departure of Karargui, who quit in March ahead of the Commonwealth Games after being fed up of an “unprofessional” SRFI. While top players Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa have been training in England under different coaches with government funding, Dipika Pallikal is off to Egypt to train with former India coach Karargui. Harinder Pal Sandhu has also joined Ghosal at Pontefract, England and they both will be training together before returning home for the Asiad camp in Chennai from August 10. The top players are used to being on their own while competing on the professional tour but in the case of world and multi-sporting events like the Asian Games, the entire squad is better off training together. “In an ideal scenario, it would be nice for all of us to train together for team events but that is not possible at the moment. It is really sad that someone of the calibre of Karargui had to go and no one has replaced him yet,” India’s number one men’s player Ghosal said.advertisement “Having said that, my individual training has been going well. I had a fruitful stint with David Palmer (former world number one) in the US and now I am here at Pontefract, which has been my training base ever since I was 18. “So, the players who mostly train in India would benefit a lot more from a full-time coach than someone like me,”said Ghosal, who won a team gold and individual silver at the 2014 Incheon edition. Ghosal also lamented the lack of top-notch coaches in the country including at the SRFI-run Indian Squash Academy (ISA) in Chennai. While there have been suggestions to expand the game in India by taking the ISA to other big cities, the world number 12 said he would rather first address the pressing needs of the sport’s hub in Chennai. “We guys are on the tour for major part of the year, so effectively we don’t even need a a full-time coach exclusively for ourselves. It is for the players coming up. A hands-on junior coach is also the need of the hour, someone who is taking care of the budding talent. We just do not have good enough coaches at the moment,” said Ghosal. Cyrus Poncha is the national coach on paper but it is the foreign coach who has always been in charge of things. Poncha and former national champion Bhuvneshwari Kumari will be travelling with the team to Jakarta but players feel they will be of little help and will mostly rely on each other for technical and tactical advice. “I rather ask the senior players for help than the coaches we have at the moment,” said a player, requesting anonymity. Besides Ghosal, Sandhu, Pallikal and Chinappa, the other members of the Asian Games squad are Sunayna Kuruvilla, Tanvi Khanna, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar. The Ghosal-led Indian men’s team had won a maiden gold at Incheon, beating Malaysia while the women settled for a maiden silver after losing to Nicol David’s Malaysia. SRFI officials remained unavailable for a comment. PTI BS BS AHAH
India maybe trailing the five-Test series against England 2-0 but they found time to practice only four days after crashing to an innings defeat at Lord’s. The second match got over on Sunday but the Indian team left London for Nottingham on Wednesday and made it to the ground on Thursday, two days before the crucial third Test.A lot rides on this Test – a defeat here will mean India cannot win the series. But victory looks like a distant dream even before a ball has been bowled at Trent Bridge. Barring Virat Kohli, the other batsmen have been abysmal. Murai Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Dinesh Karthik have been woefully out of form.Hardik Pandya, the specialist all-rounder in the side, has been so unimpressive that Harbhajan Singh wants the all-rounder’s tag to be removed from Pandya. Besides, former cricketers have been scathing in their criticism of the Indian team’s attitude.Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar wondered why India did not play more practice matches before the Test series. The team went on a five-day vacation after the ODI series got over and played just one-warm match which was reduced to a three-day affair by the Indians because it was too hot. And then after losing so convincingly at Lord’s, the Indian team decided to stay back in London instead of heading out to Nottingham early to get some valuable practice. Virat Kohli during India’s practice session at the Trent Bridge (Reuters Photo)”I can understand they have taken the day off today.. they are still licking the wounds of the defeat at Lord’s but they should have been planning to leave for Nottingham after today which would have been the last day of the Lord’s Test and practice from tomorrow,” Gavaskar told India Today.advertisementFocus on cricket: Hardik Pandya trolled after posting travel day photoFormer chief selector Sandip Patil wondered why the Indian team chose to rest instead of training hard for an important Test series. And he took a dig at Kohli, who had in his pre-departure press conference rather lightly said he would enjoy the coffee in England.”We all clearly remember captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri’s joint press conference before leaving for the tour of England earlier this summer. One bold statement stood out, “We have enough days to acclimatise in England and we are going to enjoy coffee,” Patil said in his column for The Quint. “Seeing the performance of the Indian team in the first two Tests so far, the team really seems to have taken their skipper’s statement seriously – they are truly only enjoying the coffee in English conditions.”READ – Upset with Lord’s defeat, BCCI likely to question Virat Kohli and Ravi ShastriIndia will most likely also train on Friday but is this enough preparation for a team which is trying to fight is way back in a tough Test series?Considering the way Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have struggled against the English attack, it is anybody’s guess whether two days of practice will be enough for the third Test.The final two Tests in Southampton and London are slated for August 30-September 3 and September 7-September 11. There is an eight-day gap between the third and fourth Test but the Indian team is not scheduled to play any practice matches. in that gap..Here is what the cricketing fraternity has had to say about India’s performance in the Test series so far:SUNIL GAVASKARI can understand they have taken the day off today (August 12).. they are still licking the wounds of the defeat at Lord’s but they should have been planning to leave for Nottingham after today which would have been the last day of the Lord’s Test and practice from tomorrow (Tuesday).But clearly as we have seen from the start of the ODI series, they are in love with London. You cannot get practice facilities in London as easily as you would in Nottingham – I hope they practice from Tuesday. And there should be no optional practice. Everybody needs to get down to practice There’s no such thing as optional practice when you are 0-2 down.You don’t just need net practice but practice matches also. One should strive for practice games between third and fourth Test as well when there is space. There may possibly be some new players coming in after third Test and they need some practice time as well. These things have to be thought about. I have been saying this since January when the South Africa tour was lost. But perhaps we are old fashioned, who don’t understand modern day cricket.advertisement Indian players and staff observed a one minute of silence in tribute of former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar (AP Photo)SANDIP PATILWe all clearly remember captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri’s joint press conference before leaving for the tour of England earlier this summer. One bold statement stood out, we have enough days to acclimatise in England and we are going to enjoy coffee. Seeing the performance of the Indian team in the first two Tests so far, the team really seems to have taken their skipper’s statement seriously – they are truly only enjoying the coffee in English conditions.In earlier days, it was grilled in our minds that we needed to watch, improve, practice hard, follow the senior players, learn from them and take their advice. But instead of taking the advice of players who have been on multiple tours of England, and have succeeded, Virat Kohli’s team seems happy to be enjoying the country’s coffee. Ravichandran Ashwin has been impressive with the ball so far in the series (AP Photo)NASSER HUSSAINEngland are arguably the best in the world in these conditions but the real eye has to be on India – they have to be wary of the wheels completely falling off. India are No.1 in the world and it was meant to be a gun, tight series but at the moment it is men against boys. Their curve is going in the wrong direction.READ – Nasser Hussain says England-India Test series is men vs boys at the momentGEOFFREY BOYCOTTSo far, the Indian players have let themselves and their supporters down. The batting has been so naive and irresponsible, it has bordered on stupidity. Wafting drives at tempting outswingers is thoughtless. Trying to work straight outswingers through midwicket and then being surprised when you get bowled or nick it to the slips is brainless. Playing the ball on the up in front of your pad is a no-no.These are elementary things you do not do against any decent swing bowler in English conditions. To try to do it to James Anderson, who is one of the great master craftsmen in those conditions, tells me the Indian batsmen have not done their homework. They have not sat down, talked or practiced in the nets and got their heads around how they are going to bat differently in England.India have come to England complacently and arrogantly thinking they can bat the same way and everything will be OK on the day. Any time you do not plan and work at your cricket, the game will kick you up the backside, and India deserve the thrashing they are getting.HARBHAJAN SINGHThe coach has to come on record, today or tomorrow he has to speak up. He is answerable to everyone. If India loses the series, then he might have to eat his words and admit that conditions do make a lot of difference. We haven’t showed any intent to fight back. The willingness to win is missing and that is most disheartening. We are losing without posing any challenge to the opponent. It is extremely disappointing.advertisementApart from all the harsh criticism that they have received from various cricket, Shastri is also under BCCI’s scanner after the debacle at Lord’s.”The COA has already mentioned this to Ravi Shastri, that after having sent the team so much in advance, allowing adequate preparation time (in English conditions), this kind of performance from the top order is not encouraging at all.”The Committee has also mentioned in its communication that they need to discuss this with the head coach. When the team returns, the CoA will have a meeting with the selectors at the first opportunity to discuss some of the procedures,” sources told The Indian Express. India vs England: Murali Vijay has been woefully out of form (Reuters Photo)”The Indian team can’t complain that they were not given enough time to prepare. When we lost the South Africa series, the players spoke about tight scheduling and lack of practice games. It was after speaking to them that we decided that white ball matches will be held before the Tests,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.Virat Kohli, ahead of the South Africa tour in January, had hit out at the scheduling and said that “as usual cramped for time”. This time when they were leaving for England, they had made it a point to mention that they have enough time to get acclimatised with the conditions and prepare accordingly. However, the results have not shown that practice and in fact, the batsmen have given their wickets cheaply. The Indian batsmen have faced the fiery pace bowling of Anderson extremely meekly and that’s surely not how one expects to see the world No.1 Test side.India will once more go into the match with just two days of practice and only time will tell if those two days were enough to correct their fault on the tour.
Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday announced his retirement from the sport, saying he had played enough in the last 12 years and now it’s time for the youngsters to take over.Sardar decided to quit after a disappointing Asian Games campaign where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal.Sardar was on Wednesday dropped from the 25-member core group for the upcoming national camp, which will begin from September 16 in Bhubaneswar.With age and speed not on his side any more, Sardar’s performance in the Games came under the scanner.”I took the decision after consultation with my family in Chandigarh, Hockey India and my friends. I think it’s the right time to think about life beyond hockey,” he added.Interestingly, during the Asian Games in Jakarta, Sardar said he still has hockey left in him and desires to play one last Olympics in 2020 Tokyo.Also read – Hockey India contemplating big changes after men’s team falters at Asian GamesHowever, he had a change of heart amid speculation that he was forced to retire after his name was dropped from the 25-strong core group of national campers announced by the Hockey India Wednesday.Asked about the dropping from the camp, Sardar evaded the question and said he would formally announce his retirement during a press conference in the national capital on 14 September.Sardar made his senior debut for India against Pakistan in 2006 and since then he has been a vital cog in the Indian team’s midfield.advertisementThe 32-year-old made over 350 international appearances for India and captained the national team for eight long years from 2008 to 2016 before handing the responsibility to PR Sreejesh.Sardar was also the youngest player to captain the Indian team when he led the side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He received the Arjuna award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015.Sardar has represented India in two Olympics. Sardar will leave behind a rich legacy in the sport. A fighter to the core, he came back strongly after being dropped from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad. He worked hard on his fitness to roar back into the national team for the Champions Trophy, where India won a silver medal.With age, he slowed down a bit but Sardar still is considered as one of the fittest players in the Indian team.”Fitness is not the reason behind my decision. I am fit enough to play hockey for some more years. But there is always a time for everything and I feel it’s time for me to move on in life,” he said.Sardar said he has conveyed his decision to chief coach Harendra Singh, adding he will continue to play hockey in the domestic circuit.Hailing from Sirsa in Haryana, Sardar’s career was not devoid of controversy either.Sardar was accused of rape by an Indian-origin British woman, a charge which he vehemently denied and was also given a clean chit by the special investigation team of Ludhiana Police.(With PTI inputs)
Meghan Markle knows fashion, and she knows it well. She manages to look gorgeous in whatever she wears and leaves everybody stunned with her amazing sartorial choices.But what we also know (and seretly love) about her is that she does not pay much attention to Royal protocol, whatsoever. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t respect the Royal family, but simply that her happiness matters more to her than some silly rules.Meghan is known to be quite a breaker of these tiny rules that the Royal family has been following for ages. Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana was the one with a rebellious streak and Meghan is completely following in her footsteps. Meghan Markle broke royal protocol again. Photo: Instagram/britishduchessPrince Harry and Meghan Markle are on their Royal tour and were in New Zealand recently. Meghan wore a stunning black gown by Gabriela Hearst for the reception at the Government House in Wellington. The outfit was stunning and Meghan looked beautiful. But there was one thing that most people missed looking at – her bright red berry nail paint. Meghan Markle wore bright red nail paint on her toe nails.Meghan sported bright red toenails with her black dress and strappy sandals, and we couldn’t help but swoon. As we all know, the Queen has a strict policy regarding women from the royal family wearing bright nail paints and fake nails.This is the reason Prince William’s wife and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton never wears any bright nail paints. Well, trust Meghan to step out of protocol and do something completely sassy like this.advertisementALSO SEE | Fashion star Meghan Markle wears same shoes 6 times on Royal tourALSO WATCH | Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja to Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Biggest weddings of 2018
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin rang the bell just after the national anthems of both India and the West Indies were played, ahead of the first T20 international between the two sides at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.Accompanied by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya, Azhar completed the much sought after ritual in front of a half-full stadium.His inimitable swagger intact, the 55-year old — wearing a pink polo t-shirt and denims — wore a wry smile on his face as the venue holds a special place in his heart. From his debut hundred in 1984-85 at the iconic ground to a match-saving hundred in 1993, Azhar and Eden Gardens have a connection.The ringing of the five-minute bell, introduced at Lord’s, is a ritual started in 2007. An international cricketer or administrator or a well known enthusiast of the sport is tasked to perform the act.–IANSdm/ajb/bg
Paris, Nov 10 (AFP) US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron sought Saturday to ease tensions caused by a defence row that risked clouding World War I centenary commemorations in Paris.Trump was one of dozens of world leaders taking part in events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.On Saturday, he and his wife Melania cancelled a trip to Belleau Wood battlefield and cemetery in northern France, citing “scheduling and logistical difficulties” caused by the rainy weather.Coming on the eve of Veteran’s Day in the United States, the decision drew criticism on social media, where many noted that the rain had not stopped Macron, Germany’s Angela Merkel or Canada’s Justin Trudeau from paying their respects to the dead.”They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” Nicholas Soames, a British Conservative member of parliament and grandson of Winston Churchill tweeted.Ceremonies have been held across the world this week in honour of the 18 million soldiers and civilians who perished in World War I.In one of the high points, Macron and Chancellor Merkel on Saturday unveiled a plaque to the Franco-German reconciliation in the forest clearing in northeast France where the armistice ending the conflict was signed.Macron, a centrist advocate of open borders and multilateralism, has repeatedly invoked the war in recent weeks to hammer home his message that rising nationalism is again destabilising the world.advertisementHe will host Trump, Merkel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, among others, for dinner at Orsay Museum on Sunday evening.On Sunday morning, they will be joined by President Vladimir Putin of Russia for the main ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris, which will draw in 70 world leaders.On Saturday, Macron and Trump downplayed their divisions after a tumultuous start to the weekend, which saw Trump fire off a tweet slamming Macron’s proposals for a European army just as his plane was touching down in Paris.The spat was the latest between Trump and Macron, who struck up a warm relationship initially but have clashed over a growing list of issues, including Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal.”President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russia,” the US president tweeted, referring to remarks made by Macron in an interview three days earlier.”Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the US subsidizes greatly!” he added.In the interview, Macron had cited Trump’s plans to pull the US out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty and said a joint European Union force was needed to end Europe’s reliance on US military might.”We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States,” he said, listing various threats including cyberattacks.During talks later at the Elysee Palace Macron said his call for greater European autonomy on defence was not intended as a snub towards the US and backed Trump’s calls for EU members to boost their defence spending.”We need a much better burden-sharing within NATO,” he said, patting his counterpart’s knee affectionately.Trump described himself and Macron as “very good friends” and expressed support for “a strong Europe”.The US leader has however ducked out of a peace conference Sunday in Paris, which Macron and Merkel intend to use as a platform for promoting multilateralism.The WWI commemorations come at a watershed moment for the liberal post-war order, with anti-immigration populists at the helm in the US and Brazil, sharing power in Italy, and making strong gains in Germany, where Merkel has announced her resignation in 2021 after a series of electoral setbacks.On Saturday, she visited the site of Germany’s capitulation at the end of the World War I, the first German leader to do in 78 years.The forest in Compiegne is doubly symbolic as Adolf Hitler chose the same train carriage in the same clearing to sign the surrender of the French on June 22, 1940 at the start of World War II.Macron, sporting a cornflower in his lapel — the French equivalent to Britain’s remembrance poppy — and Merkel reviewed grey-clad soldiers from the Franco-German brigade, before unveiling a plaque to Franco-German reconciliation.They also visited a replica of the carriage which was destroyed during World War II.advertisementThe visit underscored the close ties between two countries that fought three wars between 1870 and 1945 but are now seen as the lynchpins of peace in Western Europe. AFP NSANSA
South Africa. England. Australia and finally New Zealand. India’s overseas journey is in its final stage and they would want to finish on a high after an unhappy start in South Africa. India had crashed to heartbreaking defeats in Cape Town and Centurion before that remarkable victory in Johannesburg.The ODIs in South Africa showed the world what India were really capable of. Driven by Virat Kohli’s hundreds and the guile of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal helped India trounce South Africa 5-1 for a historic ODI series triumph. They followed that up with a T20I series win in South Africa. Back-to-back series wins in South Africa and the Indian team was on a high.England would always be a much stiffer challenge but India warmed up nicely with T20I series wins in Ireland and England. India were given a reality check in the ODIs but the 1-2 defeat was perhaps understandable because they played without their first-choice bowling attack. MS Dhoni endured the worst year of his international career and there were no hundreds from Virat Kohli.Let the T20Is begin #TeamIndia all set to take on the Kiwis for the 1st T20I tomorrow at Westpac Stadium #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/iHzeIL7390BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019What was not understandable was India’s shambolic performance in the Test series. They failed to take advantage of strong positions and Virat Kohli’s team selection raised several questions. However, Kohli continued his domination with the bat and scored nearly 600 runs in 5 Tests to show he was by far the most outstanding batsman in modern cricket.advertisementBy the time India flew down to Australia, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri were under pressure. Both men had claimed this was the best Indian team over the last 15 years and it was time to prove it. Without Steve Smith and David Warner, Australia were considerably weaker but they were still a force to reckon with in their own conditions. Starc. Hazlewood. Cummins. Lyon.Cheteshwar Pujara blunted arguably the most balanced Test bowling attack in the world and India’s pacers rocked the Aussies. India welcomed New Year with a historic 2-1 Test series triumph. A few weeks later, India won their first ever bilateral ODI series in Australia.New Zealand was going to be a short stop on India’s way back home. But the five ODIs were going to be crucial in the build-up to the World Cup. Virat Kohli did not score a hundred – no one did – but India finally found answers to their middle-order woes. MS Dhoni had found form in Australia and Ambati Rayudu finally cemented his place with a cultured 90 after India had collapsed to 18 for 4 in the final ODI in Wellington. A 4-1 series win over the Black Caps gave India the confidence of staging a strong challenge in the World Cup.And now, there is another opportunity for the likes of Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar to impress the selectors and the team management. Pant is certainly a lock for the World Cup but Gill, who replaced KL Rahul in the ODI and T20I side in New Zealand, will hope to make a mark any way he can.Welcome to the T20 format. What would you call this shot from @RishabPant777 #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/R5QTJNFtQIBCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019India have played 37 internationals across South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand since the start of 2018. They have won 6 series in those countries. Can India add another series win to their kitty and show the world why they are the best travellers in the world?Also Read | India, England hot favourites for 2019 World Cup: Shane WarneAlso Read | Pant should play 2019 World Cup, New Zealand T20Is great opportunity for him: HarbhajanAlso Read | This Indian team has shoved the word overseas into a bin: Ravi ShastriAlso See:
Ajax Amsterdam followed up their elimination of Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions League.Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win and reach the last four for the first time since 1996/97.Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth successive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition.But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half with wave after wave of attacks as they earned a semi-final against Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur.”Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows?,” said De Ligt.Frenkie de Jong added: “We dominated after the break and were well worth our victory. In fact, we probably should have won by more.”Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana gave his team an early scare when his clearance was charged down by Emre Can but the rebound flew wide.Ajax settled well after that but, despite not playing well, Juventus went ahead when Ronaldo got away from the defenders to score the 126th Champions League goal of his career.advertisementThere was a long delay for the VAR review, the referee eventually going to the pitchside monitor with the ball back on the centre circle ready for the re-start, before the goal was confirmed.Ajax kept their cool and took six minutes to level, helped by a somewhat lucky break.Hakim Ziyech’s long-range shot hit a defender and fell perfectly for Van de Beek who, unmarked and onside, slotted the ball calmly past Wojciech Szczesny, and then had to wait for another long VAR check before the goal was confirmed.Ajax took complete control in the second half and their geometric passing repeatedly opened up the Juventus defence, which sorely missed injured veteran Giorgio Chiellini.Szczesny made one-handed save from Ziyech after Juventus were opened up again and then turned Van de Beek’s curling shot over for a corner.Juventus were rocking but, ironically, Ajax’s winner came from an old-fashioned header as De Ligt outjumped two defenders to score.Ajax had chances for further goals and Ronaldo’s frustration boiled over in stoppage time when he was booked for a lunging tackle from behind near the centre circle.Also Watch:
England batsman Jos Buttler has taken world cricket by storm in the past year and if the recent series against Pakistan was anything to go by, he will be the biggest threat for opposition bowlers as teams gear up to play in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Despite dominating the headlines in the last year with his consistent show, Buttler considers India skipper Virat Kohli as the ‘form batsman’ going into the showpiece event.Speaking to IANS, Buttler not only professed his admiration for Kohli, but also revealed how the time he spent with former Australia skipper Steve Smith during the IPL (playing for Rajasthan Royals) helped him learn about the amazing work ethics of the batsman who is hungry to show the world what they missed while he served a 12-month ban after the Sandpaper Gate in 2018.”Both obviously amazing batters, I first time saw Steve up so close this IPL, it was a great experience to watch him go about his practice and his work ethics. As for Virat, we all know what a fantastic player he is and has been. He is probably the form batsman’ for the last 12 months in the world. Two fantastic players, very different styles, but both very impressive,” he said.While pundits feel that how Buttler goes about his business at the top of the innings for England will decide the fate of the hosts in this edition of the showpiece event, the batsman picks Ben Stokes for special mention.advertisement”Ben is the biggest key player really for England. He balances the side brilliantly in the way he can bat and bowl and has a great influence on the whole team. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world and I am looking forward to him showing that with some quality performances in the World Cup,” he pointed.Talking of his own journey in the last year, Buttler feels the elevation to the top of the innings while playing for Rajasthan in the IPL changed the course of his career.”It has been an incredible year personally. I think last year when I started with the Royals, I was doing okay, but I wasn’t quite feeling like I was showing exactly what I was capable of and a change to the top of the order coincided with a great run of form and from there I was very lucky to be involved with England in Test match cricket and had a really enjoyable summer. Have been riding that wave ever since and looking to make it continue and last as long as possible,” he smiled.England are touted as favourites going into the World Cup and Buttler believes it is the result of the effort that the team has put in over the last couple of years. But he is quick to add that all these mean nothing once the tournament gets underway on May 30.”I think it is good to be favourites as that shows that you have been doing some really good stuff leading into the tournament. But it doesn’t really count for much when you get into the tournament. We just have to stick to what we have been doing and what has worked well for us. If we see around the world, every side has got some dangerous players and say for example we came up against an in-form Chris Gayle in the West Indies and a player like him can make life extremely tough for whoever you are. We just have to trust ourselves and take one game at a time,” he revealed.Finally, with the World Cup being played in England, there is bound to be the pressure of expectations from friends and family, but Buttler just wants to go out and enjoy the ride.”It is obviously a huge thing and as a side we have been planning and building for it for a number of years. With it being in England, it is hugely exciting for English cricket and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. Very excited about it,” he said.Also Read | Glen Maxwell looks to prove his all-rounder credentials at the 2019 World CupAlso Read | Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’Also See
Actress Jennifer Winget who was last seen in Bepannaah is all set to return on screen. The actress who wowed her fans as Zoya in the romantic drama Bepannaah will soon make her digital debut with ALTBalaji’s Code M.Jennifer Winget was on a break after wrapping up Bepannaah. Recently, the actress resumed work and has started shooting for Code M. Jennifer plays Monika, an army officer in the web series. Along with Jennifer Winget, Code M also stars Tanuj Virwani of Inside Edge fame.The Beyhadh star shared the image of the clapperboard on Instagram. Check out the picture below.Jennfier Winget also shared her first look from the series. The actress will be sporting a simple look and black hair in the series. Have a look at the picture below.Also see | Jennifer Winget looks like a diva in new picturesAlso watch | Bepannaah: Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda get emotional on the last day of shootAlso read | Jennifer Winget to reunite with Karan Wahi on screen after 9 years
Every month, AnTuTu picks up the fastest performing Android phones and ranks them according to their individual scores. Nubia has been dominating the list with its Red Magic phones for a while now and for the month of June, the list doesn’t surprise as Nubia’s latest Red Magic 3 has bagged the top accolades once again. The top 10 performing smartphones list by AnTuTu crowns the Red Magic 3 victorious once again.The Red Magic 3, which was launched a few weeks ago in India, has managed to gain the top spot in AnTuTu’s top performing smartphones list. For those who don’t know, the Red Magic 3 is a purpose-built gaming smartphone with special hardware enhancements to improve gaming performance. This is the only phone in the world right now to use a fan-based cooling system along with a liquid cooling system to keep the temperatures under control. It is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset.Although AnTuTu scores give us a fair idea of a phone’s performance, they don’t matter much in the real world. AnTuTu scores are dependent on perfect scenarios where the hardware is only running the benchmark test and not anything else. In the real world, phones have to do the “phone stuff” as well as the computing stuff, and manage a perfect balance between them.Nonetheless, if AnTuTu scores still matter, the Red Magic 3 is the fastest. The second spot in the list is dominated by the Blackshark 2 gaming phone which was also launched in India a few months ago. Xiaomi’s Mi 9 Explorer Edition and Mi 9 take up the third and fourth sport respectively. The OnePlus 7 Pro, that’s also selling in India at a starting price of Rs 48,999, comes in at fifth position while the OnePlus 7 slots in at the seventh spot.advertisementXiaomi’s upcoming budget flagship phone the Redmi K20 Pro comes in at eighth with a score of 367003 whereas the Galaxy S10 duo rounds up the top 10 list. All the phones present in the top 10 list are powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. The OnePlus 7 Pro has the fastest read/write speeds on its onboard storage with its UFS 3.0 storage.It is interesting to note that the top two spots are dominated by gaming smartphones but the scores aren’t that high when compared to the conventional flagship phones.ALSO READ | Nubia Red Magic 3 review: A new benchmark for gaming smartphonesALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro review: The OnePlus phone that is near perfectALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: Close to perfection
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 Varanasi
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I’ve decided there’s no possible way to view this game that isn’t borderline euphoric. Even this mundane nerd box score gets me giddy as crap to review what was one of my favorite games of the Mike Gundy Era.A few notes here:• OSU has become much more efficient with Mason Rudolph at the helm. It hadn’t averaged over 5.5 yards per play since the Texas Tech game and went 5.8 against Baylor and now 6.3 against OU. That’s not an accident.• We recovered a fumble! A real live dropped ball on a run by the other team! It looked for 11.5 games like OSU would become the first team since [the record books don’t go back far enough online] to go fumble recovery-less for a season.Still we’re the only team of the last six seasons to recover fewer than two in a season.• Of note: OU was successful with TDs on four of its first five drives and then only one of its next eight.• Those are the most wonderful seven positive swing points in the history of Oklahoma State athletics.• OSU gained almost exactly the number of yards OU gives up per game on the season (382).• OSU has started closing drives down better, too. The only negative swing points came on the OT field goal which…who cares? It’s not putting together enough great drives but when it does the door is being slammed.[1. Frantically searches for Mason Rudolph paraphernalia on eBay.]Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Baker Mayfield wins the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in CFB who began his career as a walk-on.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 7, 2015Speaking of OU’s QBs, it appears that the Bedlam bro-fest (which I’m a fan of) continued last weekend in Stillwater. Daxx Garman made an appearance. Mason Rudolph and someone who looks a LOT like Trevor Knight were hanging out. There’s David Glidden in a LT throwback jersey. Quite the world we live in.@pistolsguy even Trevor Knight loves The Strip pic.twitter.com/UZzlB8MOIJ— BRhoades? (@brett_rhoades) December 5, 2015 I’m only posting this because it literally never happens. Baker Mayfield won the Burlsworth Trophy (I dunno?) on Monday and Mr. Burlsworth credited it to Oklahoma State. When have you ever seen this? It’s always the other way around.The best part is that they didn’t even spell Oklahoma correctly! @pistolsguy what is going on here??? pic.twitter.com/PstwIXPxsL— Garrett Reed (@ReedGarrett3) December 6, 2015[via Weston Shepherd]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
UEFA Champions League Feyenoord fans banned from Champions League trip to Napoli Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 05:22 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images UEFA Champions League Feyenoord Napoli v Feyenoord Napoli The San Paolo stadium will only have home supporters for the Italian side’s clash with Eredivisie outfit, after a local government ruling Feyenoord have revealed that the local government in Naples has banned their supporters from attending the upcoming Champions League game against Napoli on September 26.Reports began to emerge last month that tickets for the Group F clash would not be made available to visiting fans, and those restrictions were confirmed by the Dutch champions on Monday.Feyenoord 11/1 to beat Napoli Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A statement from the Province of Naples government stated concerns regarding clashes between rival supporters was behind their decision.Those concerns are reportedly due to the trouble between fans of Feyenoord and Roma in the 2015 Europa League, when there was a reported €1million worth of permanent damage to the 500-year-old Barcaccia fountain in the Italian capital.Due to the ruling, Feyenoord will be unable to sell tickets for the match.A statement from Feyenoord read: “Today [Monday] Feyenoord received a copy of a document issued to SSC Napoli by the Prefecture of the Province of Naples.”It confirms the decision that no Dutch fans will be welcome in Stadio San Paolo for the match between SCC Napoli and Feyenoord on Tuesday 26 September. The Italian club is prohibited from selling tickets for the match to Dutch fans.”It is much to Feyenoord’s regret that coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will not benefit from the support of the club’s fans in the second Champions League group F match.”In response to the decision of the Italian authorities, the club has decided not to organise a trip for the Feyenoord Business Club.”The squad will be accompanied by no more than a small group of officials.”