Zidane: I’ll talk about Neymar after the CL final

first_imgTransfers Zidane: I’ll talk about Neymar-Real Madrid reports after the Champions League final Joe Wright 23:44 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar-cropped Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Neymar Antoine Griezmann Zinédine Zidane Liverpool UEFA Champions League Primera División The Brazil star has been linked with a sensational return to Spain, but matches against Villarreal and Liverpool are Zidane’s only concerns right now Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he will gladly discuss rumours of a transfer bid for Neymar – but only after the Champions League final.The latest rumours in Spain this week have suggested the Brazil star has agreed personal terms with Madrid, who must now negotiate with Paris Saint-Germain.It is claimed Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to pay any price for Neymar, who only left Barcelona to join PSG last August in a world-record €222million deal. 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 With the speculation refusing to die down, Zidane wants to put all his focus on Madrid’s last La Liga game against Villarreal and their European date with Liverpool before talking about transfers.”I’m not going to talk more about a player who isn’t one of mine,” he told a news conference on Friday. “There are 10 days and two games left. After that, we’ll talk about what you want.”Zidane was also asked about the future of Antoine Griezmann, who has been tipped to join Barca from Atletico Madrid in a €100m deal.However, the 45-year-old insists the plans of his compatriot are not his business.”I don’t have any information,” he replied when asked about Griezmann. “We’ll see. I don’t think it’s either good or bad [for him to leave]. It’s not my problem.”With the meeting with Liverpool in Kiev just eight days away, there are suggestions Zidane will look to rest some of his key players for the trip to Villarreal, although he has already confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will return from injury at Estadio de la Ceramica.Muito feliz pelo prêmio. Obrigado a todos os meus companheiros e o staff técnico sem vocês não seria possível  e que honra receber o prêmio das mãos do FENOMENO @Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/2I7sMFqi3T — Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) May 13, 2018 It could mean Borja Mayoral, Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente get the chance to impress, having only made 12 La Liga starts between them this season.Zidane, though, believes each player has had a positive year at the club despite their lack of playing time, and he expects all to be more involved in 2018-19.”One year here is like 10 elsewhere,” he added. “It’s not a lost year; quite the opposite. They’ve improved so much. They all hope to play more but it’s a very positive year. Next year, they have to play more.”last_img read more


Suker: Anfield fitting stage for Brazil test

first_imgBrazil v Croatia Anfield will ensure Brazil vs Croatia is a festival of football – Suker Brasil Global Tour 21:45 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Davor Suker Croatia Getty Brazil v Croatia Croatia Brazil Friendlies The international and now president of the Croatian Football Federation believes next month’s Brasil Global Tour venue will make for a classic Davor Suker, one of Europe’s greatest-ever marksmen, never enjoyed much success in front of the Kop – nonetheless, he’s expecting a ‘festival of football’ when Brazil and Croatia meet at Anfield next month on the Brasil Global Tour.The former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker visited the Reds’ fortress just once aa player in August 1999 and was unable to prevent the Gunners being beaten 2-0.Now president of the Croatian Football Federation, Suker, the top-scorer with six goals at the 1998 World Cup, will be on Merseyside to watch his nation lock horns with the Samba Kings as the countdown to Russia 2018 continues. 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 Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren will be one Croatian player in familiar surroundings on June 3 and Suker reckons Zlatko Dalic’s men are ready to go toe-to-toe with one of the most iconic teams in world football.“[Anfield] is one of the more charismatic stadiums and you also have the big club there,” said Suker, who hit 45 goals in 69 games for Croatia.“Everyone who has the chance to visit Liverpool’s stadium to enjoy [it] understands it.“Croatian players who will be there and Croatian fans; it will be absolutely exciting to watch the game and be part of the big festival of football.“[Lovren] will be a really nice host for the Croatian football family.“And of course, Liverpool will make a great game and a great atmosphere, and I would like all football fans in the United Kingdom to just come and enjoy this friendly game.ivica olic - brazil 3 croatia 1 - world cup 2014“Brazil, of course, is one of the biggest teams in the world and, you know, Croatia; we are [a] small country, but we are so proud and we have quality players.“I expect [Luca] Modric, [Mario] Mandzukic, [Ivan] Perisic, [Ivan] Rakitic to have a big battle against the Brazilian players in the midfield and of course, we need to make [a] good game.”Suker joined Arsenal ahead of the 1999-2000 campaign and suffered defeat both times the Gunners met Liverpool that season, Gerard Houllier getting the better of Arsene Wenger home and away.With 20 goals in 22 games, he still holds the best goal-per-game ratio in UEFA European Championship finals and qualifiers.In finishing third at the 1998 World Cup, Croatia pulled off a major shock in their first appearance on football’s greatest stage.Suker is backing Lovren and Co. to upset the apple cart once again – after they’ve flustered the likes of Neymar and Phillippe Coutinho.We have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away for Brasil x CroatiaTo enter, simply follow us on one of our social media accountsTickets are still available to purchase here: https://t.co/2UxZMc1HwN pic.twitter.com/sEKm1XcK4E— Brasil Global Tour (@BGT_ENG) May 22, 2018“Brazil is one of the top teams in [the] world and it’s so exciting and so nice to have this chance,” said Suker.“I hope we can make [a] great game because [Zlatko] Dalic and the players; it’s a big test for us.“I am president and I don’t like to make so many big comments.“I would like to have all players healthy and all players in the best competitive time to play well, and of course, [the] expectation of [the] Croatian family of football is to be [the] surprise of the World Cup – I have that secret wish.“This is the World Cup. Every dream of each kid. All kids around the world can dream of playing for the national team.“Of course, England is a great country for football, Brazil is a great country for football, and so is Croatia.“All ingredients to enjoy the game.”Tickets from £30 Adults/£10 Under-16s are on sale at www.liverpoolfc.com/ticketslast_img read more


Courtois questions ‘strange’ Karius concussion claim

first_imgLiverpool ‘Blaming it on concussion now is strange’ – Courtois questions Karius diagnosis Robin Bairner 17:14 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Videos The Belgian has cast doubt over the announcement that the Liverpool goalkeeper had suffered a brain trauma against Real Madrid Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he has doubts over the diagnosis of Loris Karius’s concussion, which was sustained during the Champions League final.The Liverpool shot-stopper made two high-profile blunders as Real Madrid defeated the Reds 3-1 in Kiev, both coming after a collision with opposing centre-back Sergio Ramos, who seemed to hit him in the head.On Monday, it was revealed that the 24-year-old had been seen by doctors in Boston, who had diagnosed him with concussion, which might explain his slips. 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 And the Chelsea man, who had been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side, admits that he does not find that a convincing explanation for the errors.He told reporters: “I guess he got a blow on his head but it happened to me with Alexis Sanchez. I had a concussion and I couldn’t see the ball so after 20 minutes I went out of the game.”I feel sorry for what happened to him but to blame it on concussion now… in that space, that he made those mistakes he also made two amazing saves. Was that luck then, because he couldn’t see the ball? I don’t know.”It’s unfortunate for him to have made those mistakes but if you have concussion you will leave the game or the doctors will tell you: ‘Look, you cannot see clearly anymore, you must leave the game’.”If they want to say it’s because of that, it’s okay. He said after the game he made two mistakes, I think everyone will accept that. It can happen as a goalkeeper but to blame it on a concussion now, I find it strange. But if medics say that from Boston, it’s okay.”Ramos, who was also involved in a tussle with Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah that resulted in the Egypt international going off injured, has mocked what he perceives as being the Reds’ excuses for defeat .”After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him,” the centre-back said.Chris Kirkland, meanwhile, told Goal that  some of the criticisms of Karius have been unacceptable but feels the Reds are likely to still be in the market for a new goalkeeper in the summer .last_img read more



first_imgDay one action at the National 18’s Touch Football Championships has set up an extremely tight week of competition, with several sides set to challenge for the titles. The day began with an opening ceremony to welcome players and officials, as well as to sendoff the 10 Australian Open and Senior sides, who are traveling to New Zealand in October for the All Nations Championships. Coffs Harbour Mayor the Hon Keith Rhoades and South Sydney NRL players Joe Williams and John Sutton attended the ceremony, keen to check out the action of day one at the Championships. Traditionally dominated by the combined schools sides and with Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) defending champions in both divisions, the 2005 event is still proving one of the most open fields in the tournament’s history. MENS DIVISION SUMMARY: The Mens division in particular looks as though any one of six or seven sides could grab the title on their day, with the Sydney Mets, South Queensland Sharks, NQ, Southern NSW Suns and local favourites Northern NSW Eagles all expected to challenge the school sides for a finals berth. The Northern Eagles started strongly, winning 10-3 against the ACT and the Southern Suns also recorded a 6-2 win over Brisbane City. The Eagles and Suns both boast a number of players who represented their regions at the National Under 20 Championships earlier in the year, where the Suns defeated the Eagles in an extremely tight grand final. The Sydney Mets and South Queensland Sharks typified this year’s tournament as they fought it out for a 5-4 win to the Mets, while NQ recorded two wins on their first day and will face tougher sides tomorrow. NSWCHS and QSST both showed they aren’t about to let the regions end their dominance, with NSWCHS recording a first round 15-1 over the Sydney Scorpions and QSST holding back a spirited Northern Territory 12-2. WHO’S LEADING THE MEN’S POOLS? Pool one looks hot (even though that may sound corny), with the Southern Suns and QSST both recording good wins in their first two rounds. The QSST side don’t even look like they’ve really kicked into gear yet, while the Suns look like a very well drilled unit. The Brisbane City Cobras also look like they have the potential to feature come finals time, finishing day one with a strong 13-1 win over Tasmania. In Pool two NSWCHS have had two easy wins, finishing with an 11-2 win over a depleted CQ side. The Hunter Western Hornets have jumped to second in Pool two after two wins over SunCoast and SWQ. Tomorrow will see whether they can match it with more fancied sides such as NSWCHS. Pool three is definitely the pool to watch, with four good teams all capable of challenging come finals. NQ and Sydney Mets are both undefeated in pool three, with Northern Eagles and SQBD both recording a win and a loss on day one. Day two will certainly be telling for this group as NQ and the Mets face off against the Eagles and SQBD. Another addition that heats up pool three is the improvement and more consistent performances from the ACT and Crusaders, who performed well in their first day of matches. WOMENS DIVISION SUMMARY: In the Womens division NSW Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) and QSST both started well, with both teams full of Australian junior representatives and expected to be very tough to beat. NSWCHS recording an 8-2 win in their first round match and a 14-0 win over Tasmania, while QSST warmed up with a 9-0 win over the Sydney Mets and a 14-0 win over the Crusaders (SA and Victoria). NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) and Western Australia also recorded good wins in their first round matches and showed they are keen to challenge the strength of NSWCHS and QSST, perhaps indicating an upset could be on the cards as the week progresses. The ACT side started well with a 3-2 win over the Sydney Scorpions before falling 4-2 to the Sydney Mets. NSWCIS also showed they’re a team to watch with after going down 8-2 to NSWCHS and then beating TouchWest 2-0. WHO’S LEADING THE WOMEN’S POOLS? NSWCCC and QSST lead Pool one in the Womens Competition, undefeated after the first two rounds, with NSWCCC looking at their strongest in recent years. QSST have already recorded 23 touchdowns in their two matches and have not yet let the opposition cross their line…it will be interesting to see how they go against some tougher opposition. NSWCHS already look like they’ll dominate Pool two, undefeated after two rounds, with Brisbane City Cobras sitting in second. Their draw against North Queensland sets up close competition for the remaining teams in Pool two, as does the performances of TouchWest and NSWCIS. In Pool 3 the Hunter-Western Hornets have jumped to the top of their ladder, with draws being the order of the day in this pool. South Queensland Border Districts (SQBD) and Southern Suns have both recorded two draws for their first two matches and will look to finish their matches off with wins tomorrow. By Rachel Moyle FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND STORIES: www.austouch.com.au has all of the latest news and stories, as well as a photo gallery, match reports and `From the Fishbowl’ reports. FOR ALL THE LATEST DRAWS AND RESULTS: The SportingPulse website has the draws, results and touchdown scorers, as well as some of the stories from www.austouch.com.au and can be accessed using the following link DRAW AND RESULTS FOR 18 YEARS AND UNDER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. ARCHIVE: Following the event all stories will be archived on the TFA website Tournaments section which can be found under the ‘Tournaments’ tab or by using this link: 2005 NATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER HOMEPAGE until then though, check www.austouch.com.au regularly for all the news and updates!last_img

Official release of ‘Our Value Proposition’ research

first_imgWhat is the value proposition for playersand what is the optimal customer experience? Over the last 18 months, Touch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken a significant body of research, analysis and investigation towards knowing ‘What is the Value Proposition’ for our sport for participants.The value proposition of membership is central to our Strategic Plan and achieving objectives. The research has been focused on the following two areas: What is the value proposition for providers and how should this be commercialised?The value proposition research provides understanding of attitudes, opinions and perspectives on how Touch Football is experienced by players and delivered by affiliates.Download your copy of the Value Proposition summary now to discover what participants value most about our game, what affiliates think about TFA and State Bodies and what affiliates think about fees and a standardised model to delivery. Touch Football Value Proposition SummaryBelow are some recent affiliate and competition successes in 2016. These are living examples that demonstrate the positive path we are already on towards affiliate and competition growth. Based on the learnings from these successes and the valuable research we now have, future affiliate competition improvement and growth is going to be achieved.ACT: Developments and Improvements to Women’s CompetitionIn 2016, TFACT conducted a simple yet effective survey approach to find out more about the barriers and impacts on why female competition participation was in decline.  The survey revealed results that focused on impacts such as location, scheduling and formatting. TFACT responded to this, implemented changes based on participant feedback and now have an additional 18 Women’s teams participating in Season 2 2016 Competitions in Deakin and Southwell Park Competitions. VIC: Pakenham Rugby League Club – Touch Football CompetitionAs a joint venture between Touch Football Victoria (TFV), NRL and VIC Health, in its first year the partnership has generated Touch Football participation for Pakenham Rugby League Club. This has resulted in wider community participation in the non-contact form of the sport for Rugby League members. This initiative has also supported Robinvale Rugby League Club to establish a Touch Football competition in Victoria.We can’t wait to see the further development and growth of the NRL and TFV partnership in 2017 and beyond! SA: Onkaparinga AffiliationIn August 2016, Onkaparinga joined the TFSA affiliate network, becoming the 2nd largest affiliate in South Australia. In Season 2 2016, Onkaparinga has grown in participation, conducted referee training and development and positively embraced TFA affiliate management process.The growth achieved clearly demonstrates the result of adopting TFA’s affiliate servicing approaches. Further growth is inevitable for this affiliate in 2017 and beyond given how successful Season 2 2016 has been.TAS: Southern Touch GrowthAs the largest affiliate in Tasmania, Southern Touch engaged in TFA’s Competition Benchmarking Analysis. This process has been conducted through TFA’s centrally managed competition network since 2015. Southern Touch is one of the first affiliates to work with TFA to conduct a Competition Benchmark Report. In Season 2 2016, key areas were identified for improvement and for the first time in over 10 years there has been an increase in adult team numbers!This is a great example of how an affiliate has proactively worked with TFA in a collaborative way to achieve competition improvement and growth. Well done Southern Touch! A great outcome.QLD: Ipswich Super 8sIn early 2016, Ipswich Touch Football conducted the ‘Ipswich Super 8s’. This is the first time the 5-week competition has been offered with teams being competiting in double headers each week. This involved teams from Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba.The concept was successful due to early release and organisation of nominations (3 – 5 months prior to competition commencement), well developed marketing material and a the offering of a different participation experience at the affiliate level.WA: Perth BrothersThe Perth Brother affiliate in Western Australia has created an awesome community based approach to developing Touch Football participation. Through subtle innovation and effective positioning of the competition on Saturday mornings, this  â€˜whole of community’ fomat has seen the competition grow from 20 teams in 2015 to 35 teams in 2016.Touch Football competitions that are positioned as family oriented, social and community based are exactly what the value proposition research is telling us. The weekend offering is also a key recommendation of the research.NSW: Parramatta Eels and West Tigers MOUsIn 2016 NSWTA entered into two significant partnerships by signing MOU’s with NRL Clubs Parramatta Eels and West Tigers.   These are direct and collaborative approaches towards future affiliate growth for Western Suburbs, Balmain, Hills Hornets and Parramatta Touch Football.  By providing a ‘place on the field for everyone’ in one of Rugby League’s heartlands in NSW, the opportunities for NRL Clubs to conduct Touch Football is a major opportunity for the sport in 2017 and beyond.NT: Junior Competition EstablishmentDarwin and Palmerston Competitions both conducted their first ever junior competitions in Season 2 2016.  A targeted approach to conducting these competitions within school term periods, the use of individual registrations (with recommended price points) and positive engagement through TFA’s Sporting Schools Programs have contributed to this result.This creates significant opportunities for future junior participation growth within the NT and is an example of a range of junior competitions being created throughout the national network.TFA will be implementing a number of affiliate servicing and competition strategy approaches ongoing to ensure we support and lead the way to growing our sport into the future and ensuring a positive player/official experience. We have recently developed strategies with national managers to provide immediate and ongoing support. Please see TFA national managers to contact details below for more information:Participation – Mathew TannerMathew.tanner@touchfootball.com.auCompetitions- Miles WilsonMiles.wilson@touchfootball.com.auJuniors – Anthony JenningsAnthony.jennings@touchfootball.com.auRelated LinksValue Proposition Researchlast_img read more


10 months agoMourinho tells Benfica to move on from him

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho tells Benfica to move on from himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Benfica to move on from him.Record says Mourinho was sounded out about a return to his homeland following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.He was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December. last_img read more


a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the influence of assistant coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander-Arnold played a similar pass to Andy Robertson before his cross was met by Roberto Firmino’s header.”It’s of course from the training ground, the Robbo (Robertson) one is from the training ground,” said Klopp.“The Trent one, I really see the boys on the pitch today had the best view on the pitch. It’s their job to see the best opportunity to score.“It was a direct free-kick so could have scored directly, but this little move changed the whole angle and made it pretty impossible for Kepa (Arrizabalaga) to make a save. It was a brilliant goal.“Pete Krawietz and our analysts, they do a really good job around set-pieces, especially corner kicks.“I loved the corners in the second half where we probably should have scored twice. But it wasn’t a set-piece game, we played a lot of good stuff and in the end you have to score and that’s what we did. All good.” last_img read more


Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech

first_imgJohn Calipari cartoon music video.The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop.  At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]last_img read more


Video: Duke Basketball Released An Epic 55-Minute Video Celebrating The Blue Devils’ National Championship Run

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Since Duke men’s basketball team won the national championship this past spring, many videos have been released celebrating the Blue Devils title. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ve probably watched all of them. None are better than the following one, though. Today, Duke released “Champions Forever: A Look at Duke’s Title Run.” It’s 55 minutes long and includes highlights, interviews, etc. It’s pretty great and definitely worth your time if you’re a Blue Devils’ fan. Videolast_img read more


Report: Tunisia 0 Nigeria 1

first_imgNigeria clinched the bronze medal by defeating Tunisia 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third/fourth-place match at Al-Salam Stadium on Wednesday.Francis Uzoho was preferred in goal ahead of Daniel Akpeyi, thus, making his first appearance in the competition, while Ola Aina replacing Chidozie Awaziem who was suspended for the game after accumulating two yellow cards. Odion Ighalo retained his position upfront along with Samuel Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa.Tunisia coach Alain Giresse replaced injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen with Moez Ben Cherifia and Youssef Msakni who suffered a muscle strain in their semi-final defeat to Senegal with Anice Badri. Nassim Hnid, Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali were also handed starting roles. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Super Eagles got off to a flying start in hot sunny weather with Ighalo opening the scoring with only three minutes into the encounter after pouncing on a loose ball in the area. The striker stamped home the ball with his left foot for his fifth goal in the competition.The Carthage Eagles had a chance to respond to Nigeria’s goal almost immediately after Ola Aina fouled Wahbi Khazri but the Saint-Etienne forward’s effort was blocked.Nigeria almost got the second goal when Ighalo squared the ball into the area but Yassine Meriah was at hand to clear it to safety.Tunisia went close to scoring the equaliser when Sassi shrugged off Wilfred Ndidi before launching a long-range shot but the effort went an inch of the target.Carthage Eagles continued to push for a chance to level the game but were frustrated by the Super Eagles’ water-tight defence.Ndidi had an opportunity to increase Nigeria’s lead after calmly collecting the ball in midfield but he blazed his effort wide of the target.Tunisia made their first change in the 44th minute with Firas Chaouat replacing Taha Yassine Khenissi and moments before the half-time break, Ighalo was forced off after suffering an injury.Sporting Charleroi striker Victor Osimhen replaced the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua forward in the 46th minute after the restart of the game.The Carthage Eagles got close to equalising when Khazri played Chaouat through on goal but the CS Sfaxien man somehow managed to miss the target.Giresse introduced Naim Sliti for Badri before replacing Hnid with Rami Bedoui as the North Africans continued to push for an equaliser.Chukwueze had a chance to score the second goal for the Super Eagles but the forward’s curling long-range effort was brilliantly finger-tipped by goalkeeper Cherifia for a corner-kick.Tunisia looked brighter towards the closing stages of the game but the Super Eagles did enough to hold on to their lead and claim the victory. read morelast_img read more


Vegas Releases Win-Loss Prediction For Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska enters the 2018 season with a sense of optimism surrounding the program. Scott Frost is back in Lincoln to run the show.Most experts feel Frost will turn his alma mater around eventually. Frost himself said the Huskers will be “really dangerous” in 2019.But what about this year? What can Nebraska fans expect in Frost’s debut season?Vegas sportsbook South Point released its win total bets for the upcoming season today. There are lines set for every team.Nebraska’s over/under is set at six, right at the .500 mark.Wow. South Point in Vegas released their College Football Season Win Totals today and have the Michigan Wolverines AND Michigan State Spartans BOTH at 9 regular season wins! https://t.co/zytun6xrYb@andrewssports @JimmyVaccaro pic.twitter.com/HPNbznRHbs— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) May 27, 2018If Nebraska gets to the six-win mark, the Huskers will be back in a bowl.It won’t be that easy though. Even if Nebraska wins its three non-conference games against Troy, Colorado and Akron, the Huskers have to play at Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin.Yikes.Home games against Purdue and Michigan State won’t be easy either. That over/under looks pretty accurate right now.last_img read more


Son Of Former College Football Star Announces He’s Transferring

first_imgA general view of Louisville's football stadium.LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The son of a former college football star will be seeking a new program.Russ Yeast, a four-star sophomore cornerback at Louisville, has decided to transfer out of the Cardinals’ program.The cornerback is the son of legendary Kentucky wide receiver Craig Yeast, who led the SEC in all-time receptions at the time of his departure.Mark Ennis first reported the news of his transfer.“According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer,” he reports.According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 6, 2018Russ Yeast is a former All-American recruit and will likely have significant interest on the transfer market.It’s possible that Kentucky could emerge as a potential destination.last_img read more


Latest On Injury To Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee sprain for much of the 2018 season, took a shot to his right knee and had to leave the game.The Alabama quarterback appeared to be in some pain on the sideline and was checked out by trainers. He then spent the remainder of the game on the sideline, riding the medical bike at times.Tagovailoa was replaced under center by Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, as Jalen Hurts is also dealing with an injury.Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the status of Tagovailoa following the game. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious.Saban said that Tagovailoa could have returned to the game if Alabama needed him.“He got hit low a few times out there today,” Saban said. “He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was. I think he’s OK.”Still, this has to be at least a little bit concerning for Alabama, as this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. Something is clearly bothering Tagovailoa in that knee, even if it’s just minor.Tagovailoa and Alabama are set to play the Citadel next weekend before hosting Auburn in a rivalry game. The Crimson Tide can take it easy with Tua next weekend, making sure he’s good to go for the Tigers. Alabama then has Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.last_img read more


Wisconsin Paid Tribute To Purdue Superfan Tyler Trent On Friday Night

first_imgTyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.The Wisconsin basketball program paid tribute to Purdue superfan Tyler Trent on Friday night when the two programs met for a Big Ten showdown.Trent, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at a young age, passed away on New Year’s Day after a lengthy battle with cancer. His story was brought to the college football world by Tom Rinaldi and ESPN during a College GameDay segment and college football fans embraced Tyler with all their hearts.After his passing, ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave a stirring tribute to Trent and now a rival university has done the same.On Friday night, Wisconsin’s basketball program held a moment of silence for Trent.RIP Tyler TrentOur thoughts are with the loved ones of Tyler and the entire @PurdueSports community. Tyler was an inspiration to us all.#TylerStrong #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/F1U21ELGxW— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 12, 2019Trent’s impact on the sporting world will be felt for years to come.last_img read more


Auburn vs. Mississippi State: Game Time, Channel, Spread, Announcers

first_img Auburn will keep rolling with Bo Nix under center. The true freshman hasn’t put up huge numbers, but he has made some incredibly clutch throws and has the Tigers at 4-0.Are YOU ready to Ride‼️🏟#WarEagle x #RidefortheBrand pic.twitter.com/i94bM2YURc— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 27, 2019More on the game:Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNSpread: Auburn -10Over/Under: 46Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweThis one could wind up being a defensive slugfest, as that 46 total points line indicates. Auburn has thrived on defense this season, in particular, allowing under 16 points per game. The Tigers’ defense is ranked No. 10 in FPI and No. 6 in SP+, ESPN’s two major college football metrics.The game may come down to whichever team best contains the other’s rushing attack. Auburn’s JaTarvious Whitlow has 408 yards and four yards on the year, while Mississippi State will ride lead back Kylin Hill, who has 551 yards and five scores. MSU’s Shrader and Auburn’s Joey Gatewood are each the backup quarterback, but both are second on their respective team in rushing yards, adding a dangerous element for each side as well.Auburn will go from this game to a tough division crossover against Florida, while Mississippi State is on bye before an Oct. 12 game at Tennessee. A view of Auburn's field during a game against Mississippi State.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)Overshadowed by conference powerhouses Alabama, Georgia, and LSU, Auburn has somewhat quietly clawed up to No. 7 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. This weekend, the Tigers face SEC West foe Mississippi State.The Bulldogs present some uncertainty to Saturday’s game. Mississippi State’s quarterback situation is still very much in flux.Penn State transfer Tommy Stevens won the job out of camp, and had some impressive moments early in the season. He was forced out during the team’s close loss to Kansas State in Week 3 with an injury.Stevens participated in practice this week but remains questionable. If he can’t go, freshman Garrett Shrader, who guided the team to a 28-13 win over Kentucky last week, will get another start. Stevens is 36-for-55 for 441 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions, while Shrader is 28-for-45 for 302 yards and an interception. Both players bring a rushing element as well, as Stevens has score twice on the ground, while Shrader has 223 yards and a touchdown this season.last_img read more


My back is holding up, not getting worse: MS Dhoni gives update as World Cup approaches

first_img MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) Indian Premier League, 2019 0 Match Ended Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out 0 1 No data available! 4.5 (20.0) 4 84 Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets 176/4 6s 0 2/39 (4) Hyderabad Chennai Square Leg w 175/3 covers All batsmen are considered right handed Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shane Watson 0 0 96 (53) 54 Mid off 10 Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) 110 21 commentary Imran Tahir I. Tahir 6.5 160/3 ( S. Watson 17.1 Overs) , Point Mid Wicket 158.33 Mid on Square Leg Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 41 S/R r 0 Point 53 0 4 Shane Watson S. Watson c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar Point wd fine Leg Square Leg 4s Mid on Chennai batting CHE batting st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan Square Leg fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) 1/18 (4) 0 1 14.28 Shakib Al Hasan Al Hasan 176/4 Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) 0 0 Mid on 38 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 176/4 All batsmen are considered right handed covers 0 Mid Wicket 1 44 R Asian News International ChennaiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 10:55 IST MS Dhoni said his back is holding up well and not getting worse (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wicketsWith the win, CSK jumped back to the top of the IPL points tableMS Dhoni has missed matches with back issues in the recent pastChennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday said that his back is holding up well and it’s not getting worse and he cannot take any chances as the World Cup is coming up.”The back is holding up, it’s not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can’t afford that, because that’s too important,” Dhoni said at the post-match ceremony.Dhoni had many reasons to smile as CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday by six wickets at Chennai in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Shane Watson, the former Australian all-rounder starred for the hosts as he smashed a 96-run knock off just 53 deliveries to enable the team to chase down the target of 176 runs.The CSK captain also shared his views on the match-winner Watson and said that batsman was batting well in the nets, so it was just a matter of time he got it together in the matches as well.”I think you can give individuals a few games. Watson has been a match winner for us so we need to back him and he has been batting well in the nets. If Watson gets going, you know what’s on the plate. It started last year and it’s good to see different individuals come good, the bowlers have done surprisingly well, the batting needs to click together,” Dhoni said.Watson after playing a 96 run knock said he has to thank both skipper and coach of CSK to keep their faith in him.advertisement”I was due runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough to have kept faith in me. In any other team, I may have been dropped sooner. Happy to repay that faith. I knew I was in good nick, just needed to get my head right, get my technique right, had a bit of luck by playing and missing in the beginning,” Watson said at the post-match ceremony.With this win, Chennai Super Kings once again reached the pole position in the IPL league standings with 16 points.The team next takes on Mumbai Indians on Friday, 26 April at Chennai.Also Read | CSK reclaim top spot but MS Dhoni is not revealing any trade secretsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow CSKFollow Chennai Super Kings Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 1 11 11 6 (20.0) Fall of Wickets Mid Wicket Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out 0 Super Over 25 Scorecardcenter_img graphs third Man Chennai CHE 1 Square Leg fine Leg e/r covers 9 (19.5) 18 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on Mid Wicket m (19.5) 1 fine Leg 1 third Man Hyderabad HYD view more view less c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar fine Leg Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) 0 Hyderabad HYD not out Mid off 0 nb Point Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma vs 80/2 ( S. Raina 10 Overs) , covers Extras: 9 runs (B: 4, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) 6.75 o 14.08 181.13 Harbhajan Singh H. Singh Suresh Raina S. Raina st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan 175/4 ( A. Rayudu 19.4 Overs) , run out (Deepak Hooda) 0 0 – All batsmen are considered right handed Manish Pandey (HYD) M. Pandey (HYD) 96 Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling Match Ended My back is holding up, not getting worse: MS Dhoni gives update as World Cup approachesMS Dhoni said that his back is holding up well and with the 2019 ICC World Cup coming up, he can afford to let it get worse. B 24 1 Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 27 4 Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed Mid on 6 3/1 ( du Plessis 2.3 Overs) , Faf du Plessis du Plessis run out (Deepak Hooda) Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma Chennai CHE (19.5) third Man 83 (49) 7 175/3 advertisement 3.5 0 not out 26 view full scorecard 0 0 1 third Man Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 4 Rashid Khan R. Khan third Man 1 0 0 covers Point Mid off Toss: CHE elected to field Mid Wicketlast_img read more


BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win big

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 12:43 IST BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with their trophies. Picture courtesy: TwitterBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was a grand affair. The awards ceremony was organised at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday. BBC One’s Killing Eve defeated Bodyguard to win the Best Drama, while one of its leading ladies, Jodie Comer, won the Best Actress award. Apart from Jodie, Sandra Oh who plays Eve in the thriller series, was nominated in the same category.Sandra Oh congratulated Comer on Twitter. She wrote, “Congratulations @KillingEve !!! BAFTA for Best Series Fiona Shaw and @jodiecomer !!! Yay yay yay!!”Actor Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor for his drama Patrick Melrose, which also won best mini-series. Britain’s Got Talent won the best Entertainment programme.Here’s the complete list of who won what: Leading actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneLeading actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticStorytelling is key to powerful TV Leading Actor winner Benedict Cumberbatch @skyatlantic #PatrickMelrose #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/YZRk52UP0HBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Supporting actress – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC OneSupporting actor – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC OneEntertainment performance – Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC OneMale performance in a comedy programme – Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two#BAFTATV backstage winners’ interview…Female in a Comedy, Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons) for her role in ‘There She Goes’ pic.twitter.com/rCflFmlTBUBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Female performance in a comedy programme – Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC FourDrama series – Killing Eve – BBC OneadvertisementThe production team behind winning Drama Series @KillingEve #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/eF4YpfUcChBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Single drama – Killed By My Debt – BBC ThreeMini-series – Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticSoap and continuing drama – East Enders – BBC OneInternational – Succession – Sky AtlanticEntertainment programme – Britain’s Got Talent – ITVComedy and comedy entertainment programme – A League of Their Own – Sky OneScripted comedy – Sally4Ever – Sky AtlanticFeatures – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC OneSally4Ever wins for Scripted Comedy #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/rWIxRjnMk0BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Must-see moment – Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)Well done to Bodyguard, winner of @virginmedia’s Must-See Moment the award YOU voted for! #BAFTATV #MustSeeMoment pic.twitter.com/px62pLM816BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Current affairs – Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4Single documentary – Gun No 6 – BBC TwoFactual series – Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC TwoReality and constructed factual – I’m A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here! – ITVSpecialist factual – Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC OneNews coverage – Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4Sport – 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC OneLive event – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC OneThe Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance picks up the Live Event award #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/3N4569wHzjBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Short-form programme – Missed Call – Real StoriesBafta Fellowship – Baroness Joan BakewellSpecial award – Nicola ShindlerAlso read | BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Sophie Turner congratulates Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer for her winAlso read | Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh wins Best Actress at Golden Globes 2019Get 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 byshweta keshri Tags :Follow BAFTA TV AwardsFollow Killing EveFollow Patrick MelroseFollow Benedict Cumberbatch BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win bigBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was held in London on May 12 where Killing Eve grabbed three trophies. Here’s the complete winners list.advertisementlast_img read more


Canadian Sikh immigrant’s life and struggles go viral. Internet is in tears

first_imgCanadian Sikh immigrant’s life and struggles go viral. Internet is in tearsNav Bhatia, a Canadian Sikh man who immigrated to Canada in the 80’s became viral on Twitter recently. After listening to his life story, internet is in tears.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 11:23 IST Canadian Sikh immigrant man has faced a lot of hardships in lifeCanada is known as mini Punjab and the nation has a Punjabi heart too. We are not wrong when we say that. A recent Twitter thread, that went viral is a testimony for what we just are saying.Twitter user and Journalist, Muhammad Lila recently tweeted about a Canadian Sikh man who was an immigrant and arrived in Canada in the ’80s.67-year-old, Nav Bhatia is the biggest fan of the Canadian basketball club Raptors. This brown turbaned guy has been to every single Raptors home game since 1995.Muhammad, while telling Nav’s life story, talks about his hardships in life and what kind of racism he has faced because of his colour. He also talks about how he overcame all those hardships and how he is giving back to other immigrants now.Muhammad tweeted, “With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.(Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for)”With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.[Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for ]Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When you think of the Raps, you probably think of Drake on the sidelines, as the team’s biggest fan.The thing is, he’s not.In Toronto, we love @Drake. But there’s someone else who symbolizes everything great about Toronto and Canada. pic.twitter.com/qWPCs5TRHKadvertisementMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019This is Nav Bhatia. You’re going to see a lot of him waving his towel on TV.He’s 67 years old and still cheers louder than your teenage nephew. If you’ve ever been to a Raps game, you can’t miss him.But here’s what most people don’t know: pic.twitter.com/3S8gs0PS0TMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He’s been at every single Raptors home game since 1995.That’ right: Every. Single. One.Through Damon, Vince, CB4, a zillion coaches, blackouts, blizzards, you name it.Big deal, right? Wait, there’s more. pic.twitter.com/zdjf6vf4CkMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Bhatia came to Canada as an immigrant in the 80s with almost nothing. As a brown turbaned guy with an accent he couldn’t get a job as an engineer, so he wound up working as a car salesman at dealership in a rough part of town.Devastating, right?Nope. Not for Nav. pic.twitter.com/d6qLhsJ4UrMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He sold 127 cars in just ninety days. It’s a record that stands to this day. He did it the old-fashioned way, by being honest (and yes, some catchy radio ads). He was so good that he eventually bought the dealership. Crazy, right.Guess what’s crazier? pic.twitter.com/K1so1JagdqMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He later bought another.Back in 1995, when the businesses weren’t doing well, he still bought season’s tickets. They cost a lot, but he didn’t care. He loved the team. Even those ugly purple dinosaur logos. He wore them with pride. pic.twitter.com/b2Yt9LqKisMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019If you go to a Raps game, you’ll see his big ass huge goofy smile, on the baseline.When you’re an immigrant, nothing feels more Canadian than waving a Canadian flag while cheering your team. Sports is the great equalizer. pic.twitter.com/2S4pP1dZo8Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019In any other city (looking at you, MIL), a guy like Nav might stand out. But not in Toronto. We’re a place where immigration works. Multuculturalism works. Ask anyone who’s been to a Raps game and they’ll tell you it’s the most diverse place in the world.Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019You’ll hear a dozen languages, see black guys in dreads hanging out with Korean guys eating poutine. In other cities, that would be weird.In Toronto, it’s perfectly normal. It’s how the 6ix rolls.Take this pic. How many colors/ethnicities can you see? At least a dozen. pic.twitter.com/ni5zxD5SZuMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019So when you see a guy like Nav, you’re not just looking at a superfan.You’re looking at the story of Toronto.It’s why a guy like Charles Barkley loves the city. It’s why @Shaq @KingJames and others others come here every summer.It’s what makes Canada special. pic.twitter.com/uXekDkPKvYadvertisementMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019That while the world is building walls, Canada is building bridges.A guy like @superfan_nav is our best symbol of that.He’s not just a guy from Toronto. He *is* Toronto.A place where people work hard, make it, and still care enough to give back. pic.twitter.com/K5do9KqjgEMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When his dealerships started doing better, he could’ve called it a day.Instead, every year he spends $300K of his own money to send kids mostly from brown, immigrant families to Raptors games.He does it to show them they belong.#Raptors pic.twitter.com/Sav5gKTNdKMuhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Basketball can be more than just a game.When the finals tip-off on Thursday, the world is going to see Toronto being Toronto: Diverse, strong, caring.And there’ll be a 67-year old Sikh turbaned guy leading the charge.And you know what, we’re okay with that.END pic.twitter.com/7bPtkutTP8Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Just got off the phone with Nav. I asked him what he’d tell the world about Canada, he said:”Other counties might be richer, but they’re not richer in mannerisms, politeness, or looking after each other.. And the country south of us has a lot to learn.”Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When actor, Siddharth from Rang De Basanti fame heard the story, his heart was also touched and he shared the story with his fans with a heartwarming message.What an amazing story!It’s obviously difficult to understand but every human being is in fact an immigrant.Read this inspiring thread about an amazing Canadian sikh man https://t.co/KFrCU5u6T2Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 27, 2019Other Twitter reactions are also on similar lines. Have a look.I’ve met Nav twice. He is such a nice man. Good guy!George K (@geomedia04) May 27, 2019Thanks for this Sid. Truly hearteningsubha j rao (@subhajrao) May 27, 2019Last tweet of the thread is best. M we surely need to learn manners, politeness and develop an ability to look after each otherGaurav Verma (@im_verma) May 27, 2019Nav’s sweet story has a moral for every single one of us.ALSO READ | Smriti Irani posts pic of family celebrating Amethi win. Don’t miss Twinkle Khanna’s comment on itALSO SEE | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His viral videos will always make his fans smileALSO WATCH | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His best viral videosGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow CanadaFollow immigrantsFollow Trending Newslast_img read more


World Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan Singh

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan SinghWorld Cup 2019: India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far and they next face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have not won a single game of the 5 matches they have played so far.advertisement India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 00:24 IST India will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup game on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup 2019 game on SaturdayVeteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said team India will not be relaxed against AfghanistanIndia have remained undefeated so far in World Cup 2019 with 3 wins from 4 gamesIndia have been so far enjoying their World Cup 2019 journey as the three-time champions have remained unbeaten in the tournament to show why there were termed as the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 14 at Lord’s.The Men in Blue have showcased commanding performances in all their games to defeat South Africa, a resurgent Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament. Next, they face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have still not tasted a victory in their 5 matches so far.However, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said that though India would rather be watchful than being complacent when they take on minnows Afghanistan at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on Saturday.”You have to play at your best no matter who is playing in front of you. It cannot happen that you just put 70 percent effort but give 100 percent against Australia. Any international match you play you have to give 100 percent. They will go all out against India. India won’t relax in any conditions, in any match because they want to win every game. Knowing virat kohli they won’t be comfortable with the team not putting in a 100 percent,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Afghanistan have a great spin attack in the side in the form of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, but the trio has not been able to do wonders for the team so far.Rashid Khan in particular has not had a good World Cup thus far.Rashid Khan, who had become the youngest No.1 in the ICC’s rankings for ODI bowlers, bowled the most expensive spell in World Cup history at Old Trafford on Tuesday.advertisementThe Afghanistan leg-spinner leaked 110 runs off 9 overs as England amassed 397 for 6 off their 50 overs.In defence of the Rashid Khan, Harbhajan Singh said the leggie has the talent to petrify opposition batsmen but he will have to work a little harder for that.”Rashid has got all the qualities to be a top bowler. He has got a brilliant googly and variations but he just doesn’t seem happy. He needs to learn a little better than what he is being doing in 20-20 cricket. People go after him in that format but in 50-over cricket batsmen have a lot of time against him. England went after him and succeeded but not many teams will go after him.”India on Saturday might look to go with a changed batting unit by playing young Rishabh Pant in the middle-order for Vijay Shankar. The wicket-keeper-batsman joined Indian side in replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan.Though, Harbhajan Singh felt the team would play the same playing XI that they used against Pakistan in their last game.”I dont see any changes in the batting lineup. They dont want to make unnecessary changes. I would like to see someone like Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni batting for a long time and spend more time in the middle.”India are currently placed 4th on the points table with 3 wins from 4 games , including a washed out game against New Zealand.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan urges Afghanistan not to repeat mistakes vs IndiaAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Why Rashid Khan, Nabi and Mujeeb face stern test vs IndiaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more