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Kompany could make England game – Martinez

first_imgWorld Cup Belgium’s Kompany might be available for England game, says Martinez Rob Lancaster 03:27 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Martinez Vincent Kompany Belgium Portugal international friendly 2018 BRUNO FAHY World Cup Belgium v Panama Belgium v Tunisia England v Belgium Panama Belgium Tunisia England Both the Manchester City star and Thomas Vermaelen will be out against Panama, but the duo could return for the second group clash Belgium coach Roberto Martinez remains hopeful Vincent Kompany will be fit to face England in what could be a crucial game in deciding the outcome of Group G.Kompany’s participation in the World Cup was put in doubt when he suffered a groin injury in his country’s 0-0 friendly draw with Portugal at the start of June.While the Manchester City captain was included in Martinez’s final 23-man squad, the boss of the Red Devils has revealed the 32-year-old is set to miss the fixtures against Panama and Tunisia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, the centre-back could yet be back for the clash with Gareth Southgate’s squad, which takes place in Kaliningrad on June 28.”Kompany might be available for the third game,” Martinez told the media.Thomas Vermaelen will also miss Belgium’s tournament opener with Panama in Sochi on Monday, Martinez confirmed, though the experienced Barcelona defender is expected to be available for the rest of the group stage.”Vermaelen can be medically fit for the following games [after Panama]. He is not with us here in Sochi and is working in Moscow,” the former Everton manager added.  @LaurentCiman23 left the group this morning. Laurent returned to 🇧🇪 and will now remain one of our stand-by players, until Sunday evening 5pm. R. Martínez thanks him for his professionalism and contribution to the team during our #WorldCup preparation. #REDTOGETHER — Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 16, 2018 Belgium announced defender Laurent Ciman – who had travelled with his compatriots to Russia as cover for the injured Kompany – left the squad on Saturday.last_img read more

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10 months agoKeane: Man Utd must sell Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Man Utd must sell Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba needs to be sold.Pogba watched on from the bench as United lost 3-1 at Liverpool yesterday.”I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, Pogba on the bench,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Come the summer you move him on, he’s left United before. I just think they’re short, defensively they’re short.”Man United that’s where they’re at, I guess fourth is the best they can get. If you came down from the Moon and knew nothing about Manchester United, you’d think they were an average Premiership side.”Some of these players are not good enough.” last_img read more

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10 months ago​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front five

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Cardiff boss Warnock: Man Utd have frightening front fiveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has spoken about the prospect of facing Manchester United at the weekend.Since the last round of league games, United have fired Jose Mourinho, hired former Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will now be a different proposition.The two teams will face off against each other on Saturday.And Warnock knows United have many attacking players that can hurt his side.”The likes of Rashford will probably play up front, with Lingard, Mata, Martial,” he said in his press conference. “They’ve got pace and power coming from everywhere. “Pogba is Pogba, as good as anyone on his day. The front five is frightening really.” last_img read more

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9 months agoSouthampton defender Tom O’Connor to pen new deal

first_imgSouthampton defender Tom O’Connor to pen new dealby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton’s 19-year-old defender Tom O’Connor has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at St Mary’s until June 2021.Kilkenny native O’Connor, who is enjoying a fine season as part of Radhi Jaïdi’s Under-23s, has taken on the captain’s armband this season, as well as a new role at centre-half, having first joined the academy in 2015.”It feels really good,” the Irishman began. “I’ve been here nearly five years now, and I’ve enjoyed every moment. I’m delighted to sign a new deal and hopefully I can keep improving.”My target was always to reach the first team. The next step is the most difficult step, but I’m working towards it.”Seeing all the academy graduate names on the teamsheet recently gives you a great boost and shows that the new manager really values young players.”You know if you’re performing, and working hard, you have a chance of being noticed.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoFletcher full of praise for Man Utd defender Lindelof after Spurs win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fletcher full of praise for Man Utd defender Lindelof after Spurs winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher has full of praise for Ander Herrera and Victor Lindelof after victory at Tottenham.While Fletcher praised David De Gea’s “brilliance” for helping the Red Devils avoid defeat, the Scot believes Herrera and Lindelof distinguished themselves at Wembley.Fletcher told BBC Sport: “I was particularly impressed by Ander Herrera, who started out on the right of their midfield diamond but had a very different role in the second half, next to Nemanja Matic as a defensive midfielder.”A lot of his work went unseen, when he was tracking players and staying with runners, but every time he got on the ball he showed great composure and he rarely wasted a pass.”Victor Lindelof stood out too, not just with his determination but with his communication and the way he organised the rest of the United defence.”It was the first time I have seen him act like a real leader, and he looks like a player who has been given the confidence by his manager to be the team’s voice at the back, which is going to be massive for United going forward.” last_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: Solskjaer and Man Utd share philosophyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the board’s full support.As the United chief announced record annual revenues of £621.7million today, he insisted the club are on the right track.Woodward stated: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” last_img read more

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25 days agoBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the air

first_imgBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the airby Carlos Volcano25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is set to meet with defender Gerard Pique to clear the air after the latter’s recent comments.Sport says Pique has questioned the board twice in the last week. He said he did not like the team’s pre-season tours of Japan and the US, claiming “we did more travelling and less training and we’re feeling it.”Then he hinted that the board were planting stories in the media against the players.The objective of the meeting will be to smooth things over and stop Pique’s digs which in Madrid they are using to do more damage to Barcelona. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Sources: Shea set to sign with Atlanta United

first_imgDefending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United is set to sign former U.S. national team midfielder Brek Shea, multiple sources confirmed to Goal on Thursday.Shea, 28, will join Atlanta United as a free agent after the Vancouver Whitecaps failed to pick up the option year on his contract. Shea spent two seasons with the Whitecaps after joining from Orlando City. He played in 28 matches in 2018, recording three goals and two assists.The former Stoke City midfielder gives Atlanta United a versatile left-footed option, and can play anywhere from left back to left wing, and even as a left forward. The 6-foot-3 American has made 34 appearances for the U.S. national team, and is a former USMNT teammate of Atlanta United general manager Carlos Bocanegra. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It has been a busy offseason for Atlanta United, having bid farewell to head coach Tata Martino, and having earlier this week hired Dutch coach Frank DeBoer as Martino’s replacement. Atlanta United is also set to sign Argentinian midfielder Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martinez from newly-crowned Copa Libertadores champions River Plate. Martinez’s arrival is expected to help replace star playmaker Miguel Almiron, who is reportedly being pursued by multiple European clubs.Shea’s arrival should help give the team some depth on the left side, and could help offset the departure of U.S. national team left back Greg Garza, who operated both as a left back and left wing back for the Five Stripes. Shea has experience in both roles, and can also give the team an attacking option higher up the field.Garza has been the lone high-profile departure so far from Atlanta United, which succeeded in re-signing captain Michael Parkhurst to a new deal and avoided losing any players in the MLS expansion draft.Shea will be looking to rejuvenate a career that has faltered since a disappointing three-year stint in England after a $4 million transfer to Stoke City from FC Dallas in 2012. He eventually returned to MLS with Orlando City in 2015, but he never did reach the levels expected of him when he was an MLS MVP finalist in 2011 as a 21-year-old.Atlanta United will be hoping Shea can show more of the flashes he showed towards the end of his time with the Whitecaps. He managed seven goals and four assists over two seasons playing in a variety of different roles, but scored three goals in his final seven matches of 2018 with Vancouver.Atlanta United’s offseason is set to be a short one, with the MLS champions set to compete in the Concacaf Champions League. The Five Stripes will face Costa Rican champions Herediano in the Champions League Round of 16, with the first leg of their two-leg series set for February 21.last_img read more

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Emery ‘not positive’ over Bellerin injury

first_imgAresenal head coach Unai Emery admits he is fearful that Hector Bellerin’s latest injury problem is another serious issue for the Spaniard.However, the ex-PSG boss says that such a setback will not need to be addressed by any hasty purchases in the January transfer window.The 23-year-old appeared to twist his left knee during his side’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday before falling to the Emirates Stadium turf unchallenged. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The right-back was then forced to depart the field on a stretcher, in what was only his second appearance since a calf strain picked up in December.Emery will be forced to wait for more concrete information on the seriousness of the issue, but revealed in his post-match press conference that initial prognosis was not looking good.“We have to wait but, his knee, the first prediction is it can be an important injury,” the former Sevilla boss told reporters.”I hope not, but first impressions are not positive.”Congratulations @Arsenal for this great step forward in the London derby and many thanks to all our fans for helping us get back on our feet again. Fingers crossed for you Héctor. Always together! pic.twitter.com/NuS4Yoh4MR— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) January 20, 2019Ainsley Maitland-Niles – who had already been brought on for midfielder Aaron Ramsey – was redeployed to Bellerin’s position, while Emery also brought in experienced defender Stephan Lichtsteiner during the close season.As such, he does not feel that the Gunners need to leap into the market to bring in outside cover.”We have Ainsley, playing with good pieces. He played well [against Chelsea] and can help us,” Emery added.”Also Lichtsteiner is another player who can play there. We have the players. Don’t forget [Carl] Jenkinson, who has played some matches and can be used if we need him.”Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny were the men on target for Arsenal as they kept up their aspirations of a top-four finish by cutting the gap to Chelsea.The North London club retook fifth place from Manchester United after the Red Devils had previously leapfrogged them earlier on Saturday with victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.The Gunners face Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side in the FA Cup fourth round up next before tangling with Premier League champions Manchester City the week after, with a home clash against Cardiff City sandwiched in between. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Neymar: I don’t approve of Pele’s criticism

first_imgBrazil striker Neymar has said he ‘does not approve’ of Pele’s recent criticism of him.The former World Cup winner was vocal following Neymar’s repeated diving in Russia last year and said that the 26-year-old should focus on playing football.”Pelé’s criticisms? I’ve found them interesting,” Neymar told Canal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “As soon as you don’t win, criticisms come. I’ve never been acting during the World Cup, I’ve just been subject to fouls. “Today people talk a lot about that because it’s Neymar and everything is amplified. I respect Pelé’s criticisms but I don’t approve them.”Pele had previously said: “It’s difficult to defend Neymar for all the things he does besides playing football. I spoke with him and reminded him of his ability.””He was unlucky because Brazil did not win the World Cup and he was singled out.”I’ve been with him in Europe twice. We talked and I explained: ‘The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it’,” he added.While life for the national team may be tough for Neymar at the moment, club football certainly is not, and the former Barcelona man bagged a hat-trick in a remarkable 9-0 win against Guingamp on Saturday.Despite appearing comfortable with Parisian life, Neymar has be consistently linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 club, something he did not rule out in same interview with Canal, though he denied anything imminent on the horizon.”Rumours of me leaving? There have been rumours like that since I’ve become a pro. But there’s nothing concrete. As soon as there is something certain, I’ll talk about it and I’ll assume it, be sure of that.”Next up for Neymar and PSG is a French Cup last 32 fixture against Strasbourg, before league fixtures against Rennes, Lyon and Bordeaux. The Ligue 1 leaders then face a mouth-watering Champions League tie with Manchester United, something Neymar is looking forward to.“I want to win everything, especially the Champions League, since it’s every player’s dream,” he said.“United will be a good game for us and for people who like football. What do we lack in order to win the Champions League? You have to grow in this competition, everyone must attack and defend well. We were good defensively in the first games, we’re getting better and better.”last_img read more

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Bo Pelini’s Brother, Carl Pelini, Just Landed A New Head Coaching Gig

first_imgbowling greenAfter falling to 1-6 on the season, Bowling Green finally made a change at head coach, firing Mike Jinks.In three years with the Falcons, Jinks lead the team to just seven victories in 31 games. While the coach of the future hasn’t been decided yet, Carl Pelini will lead the team for the remainder of the season.Pelini is the defensive coordinator for Bowling Green and the brother of Bo Pelini, who was the head coach for Nebraska from 2008-2014. He’s currently leading Youngstown State in the Missouri Valley Conference.This will be the first time Carl Pelini will be a head coach, since his days at Florida Atlantic.People are excited:Bowling Green announces it has fired head coach Mike Jinks.The interim coach: Carl Pelini (!!)— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 14, 2018MY GOD.Carl Pelini is a head coach once again. https://t.co/plIWUoYmK8— Sym (@symmering) October 14, 2018Carl Pelini is Bowling Green’s interim head coach. Finally, change I can believe in.— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) October 14, 2018During his two seasons as the head coach of the Owls, Pelini was 5-15. He also spent time with Ohio University and Minnesota State.If Carl Pelini can change Bowling Green’s culture in the final five games, he could possibly keep the job.With the Falcons struggling to find success for years, it’ll be one tall task for Pelini.last_img read more

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Players From This Program Upset That Kelly Bryant Is Reportedly Visiting

first_imgKelly Bryant of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Once the Clemson Tigers made the decision to start Trevor Lawrence at quarterback, senior Kelly Bryant elected to transfer. Bryant has taken several visits over the past few months, but one program he is considering might not be the most welcoming place.This season is one that the Miami Hurricanes would like to forget, especially considering the inconsistent play at quarterback. In an effort to improve at that position, head coach Mark Richt is seeking options to upgrade his offense, which includes Bryant.However, the recent news of scheduling a visit with the graduate transfer is stirring trouble with some players on the roster.On Monday night, running back Lorenzo Lingard posted a cryptic tweet. He isn’t alone in that field, as Jarren Williams isn’t a fan of the recent news.From the Sun-Sentinel:“They say it’s business. I believe in my QBs … Anything possible with opportunity but loyalty is the code? … I forgot its business,” Lingard posted in a tweet that has since been deleted. He added a laughing emoji and the words “#Same opinion free.”Freshman quarterback Jarren Williams, one of the jewels of the Hurricanes’ 2018 recruiting class and the player many believe could be Miami’s quarterback of the future, chimed in, quote-tweeting Lingard’s post and writing “Real talk,” an indication he agreed with Lingard’s sentiment.Now, Richt will have to balance making an immediate upgrade with keeping his future core content.In the event that Bryant does choose the Hurricanes, it’ll be worth monitoring how the other quarterbacks react.last_img read more

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Photo: This Fan Is Going Viral At The Oklahoma-Texas Game

first_imgOklahoma football player does "Horns Down" gesture to troll Texas football.DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: Running back Mossis Madu #17 of the Oklahoma Sooners gives a downward “hook em horns” sign while walking to the field alongside the Texas Longhorns band at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)We’re underway at the Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium between No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas.The Longhorns are off to a promising start, taking a 7-0 lead against the Sooners early in the contest.Oklahoma’s defense, unsurprisingly, looked pretty pathetic in the opening drive.OU fans aren’t happy.One fan in particular is going viral on social media.Check it out:this looks like a bad SNL character pic.twitter.com/Sp4PGxeIRq— nick (@nick_pants) December 1, 2018That’s quite the mustache, Oklahoma fan.Oklahoma and Texas are playing on ABC.last_img read more

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Dwayne Haskins Reacts To Ohio State’s College Football Playoff Snub

first_imgDwayne Haskins after the TCU win.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after beating the TCU Horned Frogs 40-28 during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Despite a Playoff-caliber performance against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Ohio State Buckeyes ultimately failed to make it to the College Football Playoff. But Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins – fresh off a record-setting title game performance – is taking the snub in stride.Ohio State’s absence from the College Football Playoff locked them into a Rose Bowl Game showdown with Washington in Pasadena.Haskins quickly took to Twitter and wrote “I like LA.”The Buckeyes QB set numerous school and conference records this past year, and made even more history in Saturday’s 45-24 win over Northwestern.I like LA— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) December 2, 2018Haskins had 499 passing yards and five TDs while completing 82.9-percent of his passes in the Big Ten Championship Game.The last time Ohio State played in the Rose Bowl Game was in 2010, when they beat Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks in a 26-17 win.Haskins is in his first year as a starter for the Buckeyes.last_img read more

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3-Star Recruit Announces Commitment to Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football's game day balloon release.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 31: Nebraska fans release red balloons after the Nebraska Cornhuskers score their first points of the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Despite a disappointing start to the Scott Frost era in Nebraska, the Cornhuskers showed promise toward the end of the season. Although winning just four games is below the football program’s standards, the future is bright in Lincoln.Frost showed in the final stretch of the season that he can coach against the top teams in the Big Ten. Now, he’s proving that he can also recruit outside the state of Nebraska.In an announcement to his Twitter followers, Jamin Graham revealed that he’s committing to the Cornhuskers. The three-star recruit is a member of the 2019 class.Here is the announcement:Truly blessed just wish my granddad to was here to see it but #GBR ?? pic.twitter.com/NH6HFWVPNm— Jamin Graham (@jamin_graham27) December 2, 2018Graham is considered the No. 47 weak-side defensive end, per 247Sports.Nebraska edged out Louisville, Memphis and Minnesota among several others for Graham’s future services. His size and versatility will be greatly valued for the Cornhuskers’ defense, which struggled for the majority of the 2018 season.It appears Frost is ready to bring Nebraska football back to prominence.last_img read more

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4-Star Recruit Chris Thompson Jr. Breaks Down 4 Finalists

first_imgTexas Longhorns players holding flagsAUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 10: Running back Fozzy Whittaker #2 and safety Nate Boyer #37 of the Texas Longhorns carry the American flags as the team takes the field before the NCAA football game against the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas defeated BYU 17-16. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)Chris Thompson Jr. was with many of his other elite recruits at The Opening Finals this week in Frisco, Texas.It wasn’t a long trip for the Duncanville native. The four-star safety continues to impress throughout his recruitment.Thompson has taken recent official visits to Auburn, Ohio State, Texas, and USC. The four programs make up his list of finalists.Texas SB Nation site Burnt Orange Nation interviewed Chris Thompson Jr. about the Longhorns and his other finalists.He briefly went through what stands out about the three non-Texas programs involved. Thompson said that he “loved” his visit to Auburn, where he got an impression that assistant defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff and head coach Gus Malzahn are genuine people. At USC, the plan that the coaches laid out for Thompson to get to the NFL stood out to him. In Columbus, a talk with co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach Jeff Hafley left Thompson thinking that the former NFL assistant is a “defensive guru,” something he found “pretty attractive.”A number of recruiting analysts think he is ultimately going to be Austin-bound, though. All eight of the crystal ball predictions logged at 247Sports have him ending up with Tom Herman’s program.It is easy to see why, too. Texas is the closest of his four finalists, by far. It was also the first Power Five team to extend him a scholarship offer, three months before the Buckeyes and over a year ahead of the other two in the race.He also has a prominent teammate that is already a member of the Longhorns class, who will be recruiting him from home.Thompson’s teammate at Duncanville, quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson, pledged to the Longhorns more than a month ago, starting discussion of the Dallas-to-Austin connection that eluded head coach Tom Herman and his staff since arriving on the Forty Acres. Jackson is now a consistent presence in Thompson’s ear recruiting for Texas.“It’s possible,” Thompson said of becoming a part of that pipeline. “I’m pretty open, but I’m just trying to find the school that is the best fit for me.”The Longhorns are also still making him feel like a priority, with Herman and safeties coach Craig Naivar.Plenty can change in recruitments like this, but Texas definitely feels like a team to beat here.[Burnt Orange Nation]last_img read more

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1st Test: Bowlers put Australia in control vs Sri Lanka in Brisbane

first_img Reuters BrisbaneJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 18:14 IST Australia vs Sri Lanka: Mitchell Starc claimed his 200th Test wicket (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPat Cummins and debutant Jhye Richardson starred as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 144Niroshan Dickwella offered stubborn resistance for Sri Lanka scoring an enterprising 64Australia were 72-2 at stumps on day one with Marcus Harris and Nathan Lyon at the creaseBrief scores: Australia (72/2 in 25 overs) at stumps, trail Sri Lanka (144-all out) by 72 runs. Marcus Harris (40*), Dilruwan Perera (1/4), Suranga Lakmal (1/27)Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 144 in just over two sessions before their new-look batting order reached 72 for two to put the hosts in a commanding position on day one of the series opening day-night test at the Gabba on Thursday.Mitchell Starc also claimed his 200th test wicket to add to a satisfying day for the Australians who came into the two-match series on the back of a 2-1 series loss to India.Marcus Harris was 40 not out at close with nightwatchman Nathan Lyon yet to score with Australia trailing by only 72 runs at a venue where they have not lost a test in 30 years.Pat Cummins was the pick of the Australian bowlers claiming 4-39 while Jhye Richardson (3-26) made an impressive debut as Australia rolled Sri Lanka in 56.4 overs after touring captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat.”The way the guys performed as a collective today, credit to them,” Richardson said.”Credit to Patty (Cummins), credit to Starcy (Starc) who bowled really aggressively, you can’t fault anything they’ve done.”They were a big help for me.”Only Niroshan Dickwella offered stubborn resistance for Sri Lanka scoring an enterprising 64 with six boundaries and a six.Classic! With Sri Lanka in all sorts of trouble, Niroshan Dickwella pulled out this spectacular shot!#AUSvSL | @MastercardAU pic.twitter.com/FM3dfY4Zjocricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 24, 2019advertisementIN THE SWINGCummins and Richardson set the early tone, striking in successive overs to remove Lahiru Thirimanne (12) and Chandimal (five) in the first hour before Lyon claimed Dimuth Karunaratne (24) to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 56-3 at tea.After the break, Richardson produced a near unplayable delivery to bowl Kusal Mendis for 14 and then had Dhananjaya de Silva caught behind for five to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 66-5.”To see the ball swing that’s a big key for me,” Richardson, 22, said.”If the ball is swinging I’m instantly more confident in what I’m doing and to get that first wicket it releases a lot of emotion.”Roshen Silva (nine) lasted 56 deliveries before he edged Cummins to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.In Cummins’ next over, Dilruwan Perera received a nasty blow to his right thumb from a rising ball and was forced off the field.Sri Lanka eventually reached 100 in the 46th over, before Suranga Lakmal was caught by Marnus Labuschagne at slip giving Starc his landmark 200th test wicket.Starc is the 17th Australian to achieve the feat.Enjoy a look back at Mitchell Starc’s milestone wickets from his Test career so far… A few at the Gabba! #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/44tdPDFmkycricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 24, 2019Perera (one) returned to the field but survived only minutes before becoming Starc’s (2-41) second victim, offering another catch to Labuschagne.Cummins dismissed Dickwella and Chameera in the same over shortly after the dinner break, leaving Australia’s new opening pair of Joe Burns and Harris with 25 overs to bat in tricky conditions under lights.Burns made 15 in his return to the test team before edging to slip off Lakmal (1-27) and Usman Khawaja (11) fell just minutes before close when he played on to his stumps from Perera to give Sri Lanka a much-needed boost ahead of day two.”We need to dry up the runs,” said Karunaratne. “Otherwise if they score freely it’s really tough for us.”If we can get a couple of early wickets and if Dilruwan (Perera) can bowl really well, I think we’re in the game.”Also Read | BBCI lifts Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspension, Koffee with Karan controversy continuesAlso Read | Umesh Yadav’s 7-wicket haul puts Vidarbha on top vs KeralaAlso Read | Manish Pandey stars as Karnataka fight vs Saurashtra on Day 1Also Read | Watched a bit of the men’s ODI and decided to keep things simple: Smriti MandhanaFor 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 Australia vs Sri LankaFollow 1st TestFollow Day-night TestFollow Brisbane 1st Test: Bowlers put Australia in control vs Sri Lanka in BrisbaneAustralia made it to stumps on day one of the series opening day-night Test on 72-2 after dismissing Sir Lanka 144. Brief scores: Australia (72/2 in 25 overs) at stumps, trail Sri Lanka (144-all out) by 72 runs. Marcus Harris (40*), Dilruwan Perera (1/4), Suranga Lakmal (1/27)advertisementlast_img read more

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When R Ashwin Mankaded Sri Lankan batsman in 2012, Sehwag and Sachin withdrew appeal

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 14:24 IST Ravichandran Ashwin had mankaded Lahiru Thirimanne in an ODI in 2012.HIGHLIGHTSJos Buttler was not the first player who Ravichandran Ashwin mankadedAshwin had mankaded Thirimanne in 2012 in an ODI but Sehwag and Tendulkar had withdrawn the appealAshwin mankading Buttler has opened up a massive debateRavichandran Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler during an Indian Premier League 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals has opened up a huge debate but this was not the first time Ashwin mankaded a batsman. He had done it back in 2012 in international cricket as well but then, stand-in captain Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar withdrew the appeal and the batsman stayed on the crease.On Monday for the first time in the history of the IPL, a batsman was mankaded when Ashwin run out Buttler at the non-striker’s end. Kings XI Punjab captain Ashwin was set to bowl the last ball of his final over when it looked like he stopped in his stride and ran Buttler out, who was outside the crease.KXIP went on to win the match by 14 runs and a varied opinions came out on the act of Ashwin. While Shane Warne labelled Ashwin’s act as “embarrasing and disgraceful”, Rahul Dravid said Ashwin was within his rights to mankad Buttler but he would have preffered a warning first.Right after the controversy erupted, Mohammed Kaif has tweeted that he remembered Ashwin doing the same in an international match but he did not get the wicket then.It was in 2012 in a one-day international against Sri Lanka at the Gabba when Ashwin mankaded Lahiru Thirimanne but Sehwag and Tendulkar did not let the appeal stand and Thirimanne stayed on.After Ashwin had mankaded Thirimanne and appealed to the umpire, he walked towards Sehwag, who seemed like he was taken aback by the turn of events.advertisementThe two on-field umpires discussed the event amongst each other before calling Sehwag to ask whether he wanted to stand with the appeal. While Sehwag was having a conversation with the umpires, Tendulkar walked up to them and said something to Sehwag and the two withdrew the appeal and walked away to continue with the game.Watch the video of the incident:Following the uproar over Ravi Ashwin’s IPL ‘Mankad’, here’s a look back at an incident from a 2012 ODI against Sri Lanka at the Gabba pic.twitter.com/IRR528s0hacricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 27, 2019The mankad law allows a bowler to run out a batsman at the non-striker’s end if he leaves the crease before the bowler has bowled his delivery. The law does not specify that the bowler is required to warn the batsman if he is seeing the batsman cross the crease and that decision is left to the bowler.Also Read | Ashwin Mankading: Stop judging him already, he’s not a disgraceAlso Read | R Ashwin on Mankad controversy: I did not plan it, was within rules of the gameAlso Read | Mankading is like back-stabbing: BCCI official on R Ashwin’s run out of Jos ButtlerFor 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 Ravichandran AshwinFollow Mankad controversyFollow Jos ButtlerFollow IPL 2019Follow RR vs KXIPFollow Sri LankaFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Virender Sehwag When R Ashwin Mankaded Sri Lankan batsman in 2012, Sehwag and Sachin withdrew appealRavichandran Ashwin had mankaded Sri Lankan batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne in an ODI against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in 2012 but Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar had withdrawn the appeal then.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service Nanning | ChinaMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 23, 2019 10:23 IST Mia Blichfeldt led Denmark to a 3-2 win against Indonesia in Sudirman Cup 2019 (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSDenmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 at the Sudirman Cup as both the teams move to quartersDenmark’s Mia Blichfeldt defeated Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 in the women’s singleIndonesia won their men’s and women’s doubles match to remain group topperDenmark and Indonesia both advanced to the last eight despite the former beating the latter 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019, here on Wednesday. And with this, England journey in the tournament came to an end.With the win Denmark that lost to England 3-2 on Monday became the runner-up in Group 1B, while Indonesia topped the group due to its 4-1 win over England on Sunday.In the fourth women’s singles, world’s 22nd ranked Mia Blichfeldt defeated the 30th ranked Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 giving Denmark an unbeatable 3-1 lead, which also dampened England’s hopes to sail further in the tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.Denmark took the first two points as Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen shocked the 6th ranked Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 21-17, 21-11 in the opening mixed doubles, and 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen beat the 7th ranked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-9, 21-16 in the men’s singles.Then Indonesia won the men’s doubles to ensure its quarterfinal berth when the 4th ranked Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan defeated Kim Astrup and Mathias Boe 22-20, 21-14.After losing the women’s singles, Indonesia won the women’s doubles to be the group winner, as India Open 2019 champions Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen 21-18, 21-13.Also Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-5 loss to ChinaAlso Read | Sudirman Cup: PV Sindhu’s heroics in vain as Malaysia beat India 3-2Also 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 Sudirman CupFollow DenmarkFollow Indonesia Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8Sudirman Cup: Denmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 in the pre-quarters, however, the latter remained the group topper despite the loss as both the teams advanced to the last 8 of the tournament.advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fined for excessive appealing during India vs Afghanistan

first_img commentary India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 15:58 IST Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli has been fined for excessive appealing during India vs Afghanistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was found in breach of Level 1 of ICC Code of ConductIt was the 2nd offence for Kohli since the introduction of revised Code in 2016Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match refereeIndia captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at Southampton on Saturday.Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”.Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreKohli approached umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner in the 29th over of Afghanistan’s chase of 225 after Jasprit Bumrah trapped Rahmat Shah in front. Dar was unmoved but Kohli pleaded with the umpire after India had lost their only review early in the innings.India vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: Report | HighlightsIt was a tight call as replays showed there was no bat involved and the ball would have gone on to clip the leg-stump. Nonetheless, the umpire’s call would have stayed.Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Kohli, for whom it was the second offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on 15 January 2018. When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.advertisementOn-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough levelled the charges.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.Also Read | Memes galore as Virat Kohli pleads with folded hands to umpire over DRS callAlso Read | Getting a World Cup hat-trick great feeling, says Mohammed ShamiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India vs Afghanistan scorecard World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fined for excessive appealing during India vs AfghanistanICC Cricket World Cup 2019: A demerit point has also been added to Virat Kohli’s disciplinary record after he was found in breach of Level 1 Code of Conduct during India vs Afghanistan on Saturday. No data available! view more view less advertisement graphs Nextlast_img read more

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