first_imgSam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The 2018 NFL Draft concluded three months ago. However, four picks from that draft have yet to sign their rookie contracts.The No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Baker Mayfield, signed his contract on Tuesday night. He was quickly followed up by Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who signed Wednesday morning.That left four players from the 2018 draft who have not signed.Here are the four, via Field Yates:Sam Darnold, QB – New York JetsDenzel Ward, CB – Cleveland BrownsRoquan Smith, LB – Chicago BearsDante Pettis, WR – San Francisco 49ersAll four are likely to sign this week. Rookies from around the country are entering their rookie training camps this week, while the veterans will report soon after.Dante Pettis reportedly attended 49ers camp today and will likely sign in the near future. A rookie holdout is unlikely, but they have happened in the past.Two years ago, former Ohio State star and current Los Angeles Charger Joey Bosa held out until August. We’ll have to wait and see if any of the 2018 picks enter a holdout. UPDATE: The Browns have now signed Denzel Ward.Browns GM John Dorsey announces team has agreed to terms with DB Denzel Ward. 2018 class all sewed up.— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) July 25, 2018That leaves three players from the 2018 draft unsigned.last_img read more

first_imgAn Beaver Stadium awaits game against Nebraska.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: Beaver Stadium is empty before Penn State takes on Nebraska on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)The physical toll of playing football can be overwhelming at times. Although Penn State is having another strong season, its coaching staff could have an interesting situation to handle in the coming days.Last season, Ellison Jordan struggled to make an impact for the Nittany Lions. Now, fast forward to this season, where the redshirt sophomore is becoming an important player for Penn State’s defensive line.Yet, Jordan’s time on the gridiron could actually come to an abrupt end.In a concerning string of tweets, Jordan shared his disturbing story from today’s practice. Due to a knee injury, the defensive tackle couldn’t run at full speed, but that didn’t stop coaches from getting mad at his effort.Despite all his hard work, the former four-star recruit is actually contemplating whether he should continue playing football.Some candid comments tweeted tonight by Penn State DL Ellison Jordan, who is clearly dealing with an adverse moment in his football career.Jordan, a redshirt sophomore, has appeared in three games this season. He recorded a sack against Kent State. pic.twitter.com/StpUbaQ0h7— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 11, 2018There is already concern surrounding injuries to young athletes, and this latest development could just add fuel to the fire.Penn State’s coaching staff will need to solve this problem immediately. After all, this can affect the program’s current and future players.Hopefully, Jordan will be at peace with whichever decision he makes about his playing career.last_img read more

first_imgKirk Herbstreit thinks a team could be out of the playoff.On Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay was in Pullman for the battle between Oregon and Washington State. While the focus was on those two Pac-12 teams, Kirk Herbstreit made headlines for his take on the UCF Knights.It wasn’t an outlandish statement from the ESPN analyst, but it definitely infuriated the UCF football team.Despite being 7-0 this season, the Knights aren’t receiving much love from Herbstreit. Instead of praising the program’s success, he’s questioning its strength of schedule.“You need to play somebody in order to be rewarded. UCF, you need to not just be worried about being undefeated and trying to get in the top four, you need to look behind you at teams like Utah State, Appalachian State, Fresno State. These teams, on paper — which is what you want to look at a lot of times — are better than UCF and more deserving than UCF.”The team’s official Twitter account was quick to respond with this post:Hi @KirkHerbstreit pic.twitter.com/5wKKG4gINZ— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) October 20, 2018It’s becoming very clear that Herbstreit isn’t fond of UCF’s schedule. However, that could change when the Knights face South Florida and Cincinnati at the end of the season.Besides, the team continues to win on the gridiron and on social media. Once again, the team trolled Herbstreit, but this time it was on Instagram.The next game for UCF will be against Navy.last_img read more

first_imgCurtis Samuel running for a touchdown against Michigam.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan football is riding a six game losing streak to Ohio State, and has dropped 13 of the last 14 in the series, going back to 2004.The Game is one of college football’s best rivalries, but it has been almost completely one-sided, as long as Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer have helmed the Buckeyes.The one win in that time frame came in the year that Luke Fickell served as interim head coach after Tressel’s ouster.Michigan football is having its best year under Jim Harbaugh, and is in line to make the College Football Playoff with two more wins.The first, of course, is next Saturday against Ohio State. The Wolverines are in Columbus against the 10-1 Buckeyes which makes things tough, but they do come into the week as favorites.Michigan opens as a 3.5-point favorite at Ohio State. I think a lot of people were expecting higher.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 18, 2018Ohio State is still playing for a potential playoff spot. A blowout loss at Purdue, and sloppy play for much of the last month, definitely doesn’t help. With a win, however, they would win the Big Ten East.The relatively tight line reflects what ESPN’s Football Power Index has this week, as well.That metric has Michigan with a 54.3-percent chance to win the game.After giving up 51 points and only beating Maryland by one point in overtime, it is hard to see Ohio State beating Michigan, which has looked fantastic since the season opening loss to Notre Dame.Recent, and really, not-so-recent, history suggests something different, so something will have to give on Saturdaylast_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game.TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 19: General view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game on September 19, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Warhawks 38-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)One of the top remaining graduate transfers in college football is no longer available, as he’s made his commitment official.Roe Wilkins, an All Conference-USA player at Rice the past two seasons, is heading to the Pac-12.The defensive lineman has committed to Arizona State.247Sports first reported the news.Arizona State is getting some more help for its defensive line ahead of the 2019 season.Roe Wilkins, a graduate transfer candidate out of Rice University who was a Conference-USA honorable mention pick in 2017 and 2018, gave the Sun Devils a commitment Wednesday according to two people directly familiar with the development.After entering the NCAA transfer portal in January, Wilkins took an official visit to see ASU in early February along with his parents, where they attended one of the team’s spring practices. He picked ASU over its in-state rival Arizona.Wilkins was fourth on his team in tackles last season and had 6.5 sacks as a sophomore.BREAKING: Rice graduate transfer d-lineman Roe Wilkins has committed to ASU. Tied for fourth on the team with 50 tackles last season and C-USA two-time honorable mention: More:https://t.co/OxnMGbAsL8— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) March 6, 2019Arizona State is coming off a 7-6 season.last_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiDecember 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 19:36 IST Varun Chakravarthy had a base price of Rs 20 lakh but was sold to KXIP for Rs Rs 8.4 crore (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVarun Chakravarthy was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.40 croreVarun rose to fame during the 2018 season of Tamil Nadu Premier LeaguePreity Zinta said Varun will be the back-up spinner to add value to the teamThe unheralded Varun Chakravarthy’s whopping Rs 8.40 crore deal at the IPL auctions has raised eyebrows but Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta termed the Tamil Nadu spinner a “long-term investment” and a “back-up spinner” for skipper Ravichandran Ashwin.Confirming that Ashwin will continue to lead the KXIP this season, Zinta provided the rationale behind picking Varun, who did well in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), for such a humongous amount.”Varun is an underexposed mystery bowler along with being a back-up spinner who will add value to the team. Kings XI Punjab has always wanted to give chance to untested talent and Varun is a long term investment for us,” Zinta told PTI in an e-mail interview.”I feel that with guidance from coach Mike Hesson, he (Varun) will be able to hone his capabilities and contribute to team’s success,” the Bollywood actor said.She was happy that Kings XI were able to pick players whom the management thought could be the missing link from the last edition.”We opted a thought through strategy for the 2019 VIVO Indian Premier League auctions. We wanted to pick up players that could fill in the missing gaps and create a remarkable team line-up.”I believe that we have a balanced side now with a lot of good options in our kitty in case of requirements during the season,” she said.Teenagers like Prabh Simran Singh has landed a cool Rs 1.5 crore contract even before playing a single Ranji Trophy match but Zinta believes that if someone is talented, he should be backed.advertisement”At the Kings XI Punjab, we have always believed in providing opportunity to domestic talent and Prabh Simran is the new star on the horizon. The management team at KXIP does a background research before bidding for any player,” she reasoned.She also spoke about the local connect which went a long way in bidding for Prabhsimran.”I personally feel that he is a local boy from Punjab and a talent to watch out for in future,” she added.There is a possibility that IPL might shift to South Africa if the dates clash with that of general elections but her team is ready for any eventuality.”We have faced such scenario in the past (2009 in SA and 2014 in UAE) and are adequately prepared for the upcoming season.”The balance and constitution of the team is such that they can play in India or any other country with the same zeal and deliver outstanding results,” she signed off.Also Read | Varun Chakravarthy, who was sold to KXIP for Rs 8.4 crore, had almost quit cricketAlso Read | Betting should be legalised as it may curb corruption, feels Preity G ZintaFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Varun ChakravarthyFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Preity ZintaFollow KXIP Underexposed mystery bowler Varun long-term investment for KXIP: Preity ZintaPreity Zinta said that Kings XI Punjab feel that Varun Chakravarthy can be the missing link from the last edition of the Indian Premier Leagueadvertisementlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 00:03 IST India produced an all-round show to beat New Zealand in the fifth ODI (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the 5th ODI to win the series 4-1India have now won 5 out of 6 bilateral ODI series overseas since the 2017 Champions Trophy”It’s very heartening to see the way Indian team is moving forward,” Harbhajan saidBrief Scores: India (252 all out) beat New Zealand (217 all out) by 35 runs in Wellington. James Neesham 44; Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) (FULL SCORECARD)India spinner Harbhajan Singh lauded India after their dominant show in New Zealand in the one day international series. India on Sunday beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final ODI to wrap up the series 4-1 in Wellington.India have been in ruthless form since the Champions Trophy and have won 10 out of 11 bilateral ODI series. Of these 10 victories, five bilateral series wins have come overseas. India also won the Asia Cup in UAE last year.”There’s no doubt India are far superior team in world cricket at the moment. We were thinking, matches in New Zealand will be bit tough but it shows how strong this Indian team is. We keep talking about an opposition being weak but we should also reflect on our team and see how strong they are. We are technically, mentally… in fact in all departments of the game very strong. They have worked really hard and are getting the right result. It’s very heartening to see the way Indian team is moving forward. A lot of credit must be given to Virat Kohli and the management for setting really, really high standards,” Harbhajan told India Today.Looks like the “JOSH” in the squad is “HIGH SIR”‘HOWS THE JOSH’ – @vickykaushal09 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/bzsB5EelBdBCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019Hardik Pandya produced an all-round show hitting a fiery 45 off 22 balls and also bagged two wickets in India 25-run victory over New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium. During his blazing knock, Pandya also hit a hat-trick of sixes to help India post 252 on board.advertisement”Hardik was fantastic with the bat and of course with the ball. I am so glad to see the kind of form he is in. He put the controversy aside. He made sure that nobody talks about his cricket. I am so glad that he is performing really well and he is a very, very important member of the Indian team. I am happy for him. He is delivering with the bat and ball and these are good signs for Team India,” he said.India’s top-order struggled again in testing conditions before Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar and Pandya helped the side recover from 18 for 4 to post a fighting total. Rayudu, who hit 90 off 113, put on a 98-run stand for the fifth wicket with Vijay Shankar (45 off 64) to arrest the slide.”Ambati Rayudu has always been a class player. He has got the temperament to score runs in big games and I am really happy with his progress in international cricket. I am so glad he performed really well today. I hope he continues to work hard on his game,” Harbhajan said.Harbhajan was also all praise for India’s fast bowling attack and said Jasprit Bumrah’s return would only strengthen the side.”Jasprit Bumrah is by far the No.1 bowler for Team India. We are lucky that he is playing for India and not for any other country. he’s lethal and a match-winner. I always say he’s the Virat Kohli of Indian bowling attack. With him whether it’s Bhuvneshwar, Shami or Umesh, who is doing really well in domestic cricket. I think Umesh should also be part of one day side. It’s so heartening to see that we have a fast bowling unit that can bowl over 140 consistently. We never had this kind of luxury as far as the fast bowling department is concerned. When Jasprit Bumrah returns, this team will be even more difficult to beat,” he said.India and New Zealand will now play a three-match Twenty20 International series starting February 6.Also Read | Hardik Pandya a natural talent and a match-winner: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Virat Kohli on India’s 4-1 series win vs New Zealand: Shows our characterAlso Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Hardik PandyaFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Jasprit Bumrah Hardik Pandya’s form with bat and ball a good sign for Team India: Harbhajan SinghIndia vs New Zealand: Harbhajan Singh lauded Indian team for its ruthless performance in limited-overs cricket and said India worked really hard and were getting the right result. India, on Sunday, defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final ODI to wrap up the series.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India NagpurFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 20:07 IST Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to make a mark in the Irani Cup final from Tuesday in Nagpur (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRanji Trophy champions Vidarbha take on the Rest of India at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur from TuesdayRanji Trophy champions Vidarbha will be without Umesh Yadav for the Iran Cup tieVidarbha are looking to complete a Ranji Trophy-Irani Cup double for the 2nd timeRest of India captain Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to keep himself in the mix for World Cup selection as he leads a formidable Rest of India against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup starting Tuesday.For Vidarbha, the aim will be to do an encore of the 2017-18 season where they won both Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup.However, it will be easier said than done against a Rest of India batting line-up that boasts of current Test vice-captain Rahane, opener Mayank Agarwal, the dashing Shreyas Iyer and the dogged Hanuma Vihari in its ranks.Rahane, who played three List A matches against England Lions with two half-centuries to his credit, is fighting for the reserve opener’s slot.For Agarwal, Iyer and Vihari, it will be good game time as they would have little motivation considering they are not in the scheme of things as far as the World Cup is concerned.While Irani Cup is a five-day game but a good knock will only help Rahane grab eyeballs as selectors zero in on the couple of slots available.Vidarbha to miss Umesh Yadav due to injuryFor Vidarbha, this Ranji season has been more of team work than individual brilliance. And their coach Chandrakant Pandit would be keen that his boys carry on this trend in the Irani Cup even though senior pacer Umesh Yadav will be missing due to a niggle.Umesh has been advised rest and is expected to be replaced by Yash Thakur.advertisementHoweve,r all the other prominent names including 41-year-old Wasim Jaffer, left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate, wicket-keeper batsman Akshay Wadkar and seamer Rajneesh Gurbani will come out all guns blazing.They will have their task cut out against Rest line-up which is more batting heavy with another talented domestic performer Anmolpreet Singh and India A regular Ishan Kishan to complement the senior internationals.The bowling is slightly on the weaker side with Ankit Rajpoot of UP, Rajasthan’s Tanveer ul Haq and Kerala’s Sandeep Warrier being the new ball bowlers. The spin department will be led by Saurashtra’s Dharmendra Jadeja and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham.For this hosts, apart from Jaffer, they will be banking on their skipper Faiz Fazal and opener Sanjay Ramaswamy.Sarwate, who was the player of the match in the final, is a handy all-rounder, who can contribute with both the bat and the ball. He dismissed in-form Cheteshwar Pujara, in both innings and would be aiming to dislodge Rahane, who has had more problems against slow bowlers compared to faster ones in recent years.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | God bless my child Mahi, he is the true son of India: ex-VP of Dhoni’s schoolAlso 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 Vidarbha vs Rest of IndiaFollow Irani Cup 2019Follow Ajinkya Rahane Irani Cup: Vidarbha eye encore, Rahane gears up for big one, Umesh missesRanji Trophy champions, Vidarbha are eyeing a domestic double but they are up against a formidable Rest of India side led by Ajinkya Rahane.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 17:34 IST Chris Gayle returning to form is a huge boost to the West Indies in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDwayne Bravo has talked up West Indies’ chances at 2019 World CupWest Indies drew 2-2 at home against top-ranked England in a five-match ODI seriesOpening batsman Chris Gayle has been in fine form for the former champions in ODI cricket On a high after their stunning results against England, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes that the West Indies will pose a threat to all the teams in the coming World Cup.Bravo said in Dubai that he was very impressed with the way the young West Indies team was developing and its performance against England in the one-day series in the Caribbean was proof of that.”We have some good young players who have been improving and developing well and it is good to see the way the team is doing against England which is the number one ODI side,” he said.”I have talked to captain Jason Holder and others and I believe this team will be a threat to all teams in the World Cup which is going to be a very open tournament this time,” he said.West Indies have a good mix of experience and youth: BravoThe globetrotting Bravo felt that no team could be termed a favourite in the World Cup.”Anyone can do well on a given day but I feel confident about West Indies as we see a good mix of experience and youth.”Bravo who is playing for Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing Pakistan Super League in UAE said he was always happy to share his knowledge and skills with youngsters in leagues around the world.Famous for his variations in bowling in pressure overs, Bravo felt that PSL is a “tournament for the younger generation of Pakistan cricket”.The 35-year-old, who retired from international cricket last year but is playing in T20 leagues around the world, said he loved to talk to the younger bowlers in the nets.advertisement”Definitely, that’s why I stand at mid-off and mid-on most of the time to feed my knowledge to the young fast bowlers.”I ask them a few questions just to see how they are feeling. For me, it’s not about trying to change anything or try to coach them, but it’s about knowing how developed their brains are, how they react under pressure and then I intervene with my experience.”It’s important to allow them to make mistakes, allow them to learn, and they be free and they are allowed to learn.”Bravo said Twenty20 format is tough and bowlers can get frustrated at being thrashed.”This format is tough for the bowlers, so it’s important that the bowlers keep believing in themselves,” said Bravo, whose slower ones and lethal yorkers have earned him the most 475 wickets in Twenty20 cricket.He was part of both the West Indies sides that won the ICC World Twenty2o in 2012 and 2016.”You can easily put yourself under pressure when a couple of balls go to the boundary and that’s where my roles is, which is to keep them calm and allow them to learn to come back.”Bravo said he still enjoys playing leagues around the world.”For me, this is a game I was born to play as a kid,” said Bravo who hails from Trinidad.”It was my childhood dream to play. I am happy playing it, fans come and pay to watch us and get entertained. I play the game in the right kind of spirit and the way it should be played. We need to have fun and that’s what DJ Bravo is about, that’s what is my brand is about.Also Read | With Lahore airport shut, Pakistan Cricket Board shifts PSL games to KarachiAlso Read | Chris Gayle on world record in England ODIs: Fantastic to hit 39 sixes aged 39Also 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 West Indies vs EnglandFollow 2019 Cricket World CupFollow Dwayne BravoFollow Chris Gayle West Indies will be a threat to all teams at 2019 World Cup: Dwayne BravoBravo said in Dubai that he was very impressed with the way the young West Indies team was developing and its performance against England in the ODI series in the Caribbean was proof of that.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadApril 21, 2019UPDATED: April 21, 2019 20:59 IST Kolkata Knight Riders lost the game to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 9 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow was dopped three times by KolkataBairstow went on to score an unbeaten 80 off 43 ballsKolkata suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in IPL 2019Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik blamed his team’s below-par bowling and fielding for their nine-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad and fifth consecutive loss in IPL 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium,Hyderabad, on Sunday.Kolkata set a target of 160 at the loss of eight wickets for Sunrisers but, thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s blistering 80 off 43 balls and David Warner’s 67 off 38, the hosts achieved the target with 30 balls to spare.Bairstow went berserk in the field but credit to Kolkata’s sloppy fielding efforts as they dropped his catch thrice and the in-form batsman fully capitalized on the lifelines.”I think 160 was a par score on this wicket. I think they bat really well but our fielding cost us. And after that dropped catch he came out all guns blazing,” Dinesh Karthik said post the defeat.Bairstow was dropped by KC Cariappa as early as the second over, much to the disappointment of debutant Yarra Prithviraj. He was given a second chance in the 12th over when Harry Gurney at fine-leg could not get a hand to the ball. Third time, it was again in Prithviraj’s over when Piyush Chawla squandered a tough opportunity that came his way.Speaking off the missed opportunities , Karthik said, “A wicket of Bairstow would have felt better, feel for the guy (Yarra Prithviraj). We have been outplayed in this game.””Having said that our bowling has been off colour in the tournament. Our fielding needs a lot of improvement too,” he added.It is to be noted that Kolkata’s one of the key bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav has been struggling to make a mark in IPL 2019. The wrist-spinner was dropped on Sunday owing to his disastrous spell of four overs wherein he conceded 59 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.advertisementThe Chinaman conceded 27 runs in his final over. Kuldeep’s replacement KC Cariappa failed to impress as he was taken to the cleaners by David Warner.Karthik said that it was required to give Kuldeep a break for his strong return in the remaining games.”We had to give Kuldeep a break and get him back fresh.”Kolkata are currently place at sixth in the points table with just four wins in the played ten games. They will next face Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.Also Read | SRH vs KKR, IPL 2019: Warner and Bairstow hand Kolkata 5th straight defeatAlso Read | Sri Lanka serial blasts: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar condemn ‘act of terror’Also 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 Kolkata Knigh RidersFollow Jony BairstowFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow IPL 2019 advertisement scorecard IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik slams KKR bowlers after 5th straight defeatKolkata Knight Riders were quite sloppy in the field, dropping Jonny Bairstow thrice in the game. The visitors paid for their poor fielding with a nine-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. graphscenter_img view more view less commentary No data available!last_img read more

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 10:52 IST Farhat also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth” (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShahid Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got releasedAfridi has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the bookA petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his bookOut-of-favour Pakistan batsman Imran Farhat has lashed out at Shahid Afridi, saying the former all-rounder was a “selfish player” who ruined many careers for his own good.Afridi has raised many eyebrows with his latest autobiography titled “Game Changer”. Be it his views on Kashmir and 2010 spot-fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got released.He has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the book which is co-authored by journalist Wajahat S. Khan.In a series of tweets, Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.”I am utterly ashamed from what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends,” said the 36-year-old.”I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so called Saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician,” he added.Farhat, who played 40 Tests and 58 ODIs for Pakistan, also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth”.”I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” said Farhat.advertisementMeanwhile, a petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his book.Also Watch: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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shahid AfridiaFollow Imran FarhatFollow game changerFollow Shahid Afridi autobiography Selfish Shahid Afridi ruined plenty of careers for his own good: Imran FarhatIn a series of tweets, imran Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Shahid Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoSalaam Cricket 2019ProgrammeSportsCricket World Cup 2019Gallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Sir Vivian Richards termed 1975 World cup title win as his favourite WC moment in his entire careerThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Viv Richards said that Indian captain Virat Kohli is high on confidence and not arrogant as some people make him out to be.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Wasim Akram picked up Sir Vivian Richards as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: Sachin Tendulkar revealed that a 45-minute-long phone call from Vivian Richards helped him reverse his decision on retirement as early as 2007.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: India Today PhotoCaption: West Indies legend Viv Richards admitted during a Salaam Cricket session that current West Indies side has the players and capability to create history and win the World Cup 2019.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Salaam Cricket 2019Viv RichardsEnglandSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: West Indian batting great Sir Vivian Richards spoke on past cricket moments and the ongoing World Cup in England at India Today Cricket Conclave’s Salaam Cricket 2019′.Preview_unique_id: preview_5cf4d80a5ed2c1559549962_1541418_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, June 3, 2019 – 13:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE3OTI2MjMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTIwNjU1MyIsIjE4MDgxNzkiLCIxMjA2NTUwIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjE4MDgxMjYiLCIxODA2NjYxIl0sInN1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwic3ViX3N1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInByaW1hcnlfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxMjA2NTUwIn0=770×433: Short Headline: Viv Richards picks 1975 title win as his favourite WC momentApp headline: Viv Richards picks 1975 title win as his favourite WC momentlast_img read more

first_img Reuters Mexico CityAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 7, 2019 22:50 IST Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth F1 world championship title in Mexico last year (Reuters Photo)Formula One drivers will rev up their race cars again for the annual Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City’s mayor said on Wednesday, after a cut in government funding put the future of the widely attended race in question.Mexico had signed a five-year contract for annual Grand Prix races in 2014. But after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December, he said the deal would not be renewed because public funds were needed for other tourism booster projects such as building the “Mayan Train” on the Yucatan Peninsula.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said a group of business people would help cover the costs, which local authorities have said are about $45 million a year.”I want to give you all the good news. … Formula One is staying in Mexico,” Sheinbaum said in a video posted on Twitter, adding that the head of the governing body FIA would sign a new contract on Thursday.”The city isn’t investing a single public resource,” Sheinbaum said. “It’s good news for the city, it brings tourism, it brings income.”Formula One has held the Mexican Grand Prix every year since 2015, drawing a total of 1 million people. The competition previously ran in Mexico between 1963 to 1970, and again from 1986 to 1992.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow F1Follow Mexican Grand Prix Next Private donors revive F1 race in Mexico after government cut fundsFormula One has held the Mexican Grand Prix every year since 2015, drawing a total of 1 million people.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWATCH: Rohit Sharma bowls fans over after historic Test triumph in JamaicaIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma spotted his fans in the stands and shared some light moments with them. Rohit was not part of the playing XI in the two Test matches.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk JamaicaSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 12:38 IST Rohit Sharma did not feature in the Playing XI in either of the two Tests. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma was seen having a good time with his fans after second Test win over West IndiesRohit was not part of the playing XI in the two-match Test seriesIndia whitewashed the Test series 2-0 to go on top of World Test Championships points tableIndia wrapped up the second Test within 4 days to inflict a heavy 257-run defeat on West Indies and sweep the series 2-0 to claim the top spot of the World Test Championship table with 120 points.Rohit Sharma was not part of the playing XI in both of the two Test matches despite being seen in a superb form in the World Cup 2019 as skipper Virat Kohli opted to prefer Hanuma Vihari over the veteran Indian cricketer.However, the setback seem to have not bothered Rohit Sharma as he was seen having a good time with his fans on Day 4 of the second Test. In a video shared by BCCI on social media, Rohit Sharma was seen pulling out two of his fans who had donned a jersey with his name on the back.The ‘Hitman’ later shared some good moments with his fans and enjoyed a fun dance session with them.This is awesome from @ImRo45 when he randomly pulled out two of his loyal fans from the crowd in Jamaica #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/PqRV1xtjgHBCCI (@BCCI) September 2, 2019So Humble man…. He care his.. Fan… Proud to be #Rohitian..Love you #RohitSharma .. SirRohitian_@Chandan (@chandan_264) September 3, 2019You can remove him from playing XI, but you can’t remove him from the hearts of his fans. True King.Live-love-Laugh (@14_saiteja) September 3, 2019That’s so sweet! Those two fans must have felt so good that they got a chance to just hangout with their favoriteSejal (@sejal_mokal) September 3, 2019India had won the first Test of the two-match series by 318 runs in Antigua last week and won the final Test, yet again, by a massive margin. On the course of the series whitewash, Virat Kohli also became the most successful India Test captain , with 28 victories in Test cricket, going past his predecessor MS Dhoni’s 27.advertisementJasprit Bumrah shone with the ball in the series as the paceman picked up 13 wickets in two Tests at an average of 9.23, including the only third hat-trick in the format by an Indian cricketer.Hanuma Vihari was the most impressive with the bat as he hit his maiden Test hundred and scored 32, 93 and unbeaten 53 in the rest of the three innings.Also Read | 2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies to consolidate top-spot in World Test Championship tableAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami make India pace unit peerless in Test cricketAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Virat KohliFollow Hanuma Viharilast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 09:16 IST Joe Root has failed to put up big scores in Ashes 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Root rued the fact that England couldn’t prevent Australia from retaining the AshesRoot, however, looked back at the World Cup 2019 win with fondnessRoot also ruled out any chages in the England captaincyEngland captain Joe Root has insisted that while not winning the Ashes might be disappointing but their maiden men’s World Cup victory in July means that 2019 should still be seen as a successful year for the team. Australia retained the Ashes after beating the hosts in the 4th Test in Manchester thereby taking a 2-1 lead with just one Test to go.However, Root said that England’s primary aim now is to win the Oval Test and draw the series while collecting some valuable World Test Championship points.”It’s bitterly disappointing to not have got the Ashes back, but we haven’t lost anything yet,” he said.”We’ve got to make sure that we square the series up and there’s Test Championship points to play for as well which down the line could make a huge difference. To win the first 50-over World Cup is a huge achievement for English cricket, so, absolutely, it should be seen as a successful year, but we’ve got a chance to level this series and make it slightly better than it looks right now so that’s the full focus of the group.”England’s failure to stop Australia from retaining the Ashes – a 1st in 18 years – has also led to questions about Root’s captaincy to go along with those about playing techniques of several players in the current side.”In terms of personnel, things might change, as they have done for a while. But ultimately we need to focus on the core group of players that are going to lead this team forward both home and away and build from that and towards winning in Australia. We keep looking at different ways for sure, trying different things,” he said.advertisementRoot also heaped praise on talismanic Australian batsman Steve Smith, whose 671 runs in just 5 innings have largely been the difference between the 2 sides.”He’s played extremely well. He’s not really given many chances and we feel on a number of occasions in the first 20 balls we’ve beaten the bat a lot and it could have been very different but he’s managed to ride that out well and when he’s got in he’s made it really count.”The 5th and final Ashes Test starts at The Oval on Thursday.Also Read | Ashes: James Anderson has restarted the cycle of excuses, says Michael VaughanAlso Read | Ashes 2019: England bring in Sam Curran, Chris Woakes for 5th TestFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Joe RootFollow Ashes 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow World Cup 2019 2019 a success for England despite missing out on the Ashes: Joe RootEngland captain Joe Root, who became the 1st England captain in 18 years to have failed to win the Ashes at home, insisted that the World Cup 2019 means that the current year should still be counted as a successful one for his team.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img Next Priyank Panchal’s 109 highlights drawn game as India A wrap up series with 1-0 win vs South AfricaIndia A vs South Africa A, 2nd Test: Gujarat batsman Priyank Panchal hit a fine 109 on the 4th and final day of the 2nd unofficial Test, while Karun Nair struck a half-century of his own as the game ended in a tame draw.advertisement Press Trust of India MysuruSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 17:28 IST Priyank Panchal struck a fine century on the final day (PTI)HIGHLIGHTSWith the 2nd match drawn, India A wrapped up the 2-match series 1-0Shubman Gill was out for a duck in the 2nd inningsThe captains settled for a draw after the home side declared their 2nd innings just before the Tea breakOpener Priyank Panchal struck a fine century on the final day of the four-day match as the second unofficial Test between India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’ ended in a tame draw here on Friday.The draw enabled India ‘A’ to pocket the two-match series 1-0.Gujarat batsman Panchal made 109 (192 balls, 9x4s, 4x6s) as India ‘A’ declared their second innings at 202 for three in 70 overs, thus extending their lead to 219 runs.Panchal was involved in two big partnerships — 94 runs for the opening wicket with Abhimanyu Easwaran (37 off 93 balls, 3x4s) and 92 for the third with Karun Nair, who remained unbeaten on 51 (99 balls, 3x4s).With no outright result possible, the match was called off after the home side declared their second innings with the tea break in sight.Off-spinner Dane Piedt, who is part of the South Africa team for the Test series against India beginning on October 2, bowled 21 overs and picked up two wickets, including that of Shubman Gill, who was dismissed for a duck.Left-arm spinner Senuran Muthusamy, who is also in the Proteas Test team, ended Panchal’s stay at the wicket with a caught and bowl dismissal.Panchal, a prolific scorer in domestic cricket, cracked some delightful shots and hit four big sixes while Nair, who made 78 in the first innings, too looked in sublime touch.Gill, who made 92 in the first innings, failed to trouble the scorers, falling for a three-ball duck, caught by Muthusamy off Piedt.With the first innings of the two sides being completed late on the third day on Thursday, the possibility of a result was reduced and the India ‘A’ batsmen used the opportunity to get some match practice ahead of a long domestic season.advertisementFor South Africa ‘A’, skipper Aiden Markram and all-rounder Wiaan Mulder hit superb hundreds to make 400 in their first innings in reply to the home team’s 417.Markram geared up for the three-Test series against India with a superb 161, while Mulder made an unbeaten 131 — his fourth first-class century after the team had crashed to a seven-wicket defeat in the first ‘Test’ at Thiruvananthapuram earlier.Markram was named man of the match for his effort.Brief Scores:India ‘A’ 1st innings: 417 all out (Shubman Gill 92, Karun Nair 78, Shivam Dube 68, Wriddhiman Saha 60, Jalaj Saxena 48 not out, Umesh Yadav 24; Wiaan Mulder 3/47, Dane Piedt 3/78) and 202 for 3 declared in 70 overs (Priyank Panchal 109, Karun Nair 51 not out; Piedt 2/88).South Africa ‘A’: 400 all out (Aiden Markram 161, Wiaan Mulder 131 not out, Theunis de Bruyn 41; Kuldeep Yadav 4/121, Shahbaz Nadeem 3/76, Mohammed Siraj 2/72).Also Read | 16-year-old Virat Kohli: Have you seen his pic yet?Also Read | In T20s, pressure is on batsmen as people come for entertainment: SA spinner Tabraiz ShamsiFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India A vs South Africa AFollow Priyank PanchalFollow Shubman Gilllast_img read more

first_imgPKL 2019 highlights: Bengal Warriors beat Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans thrash UP YoddhaIn Pro Kabaddi League matches, Bengal Warriors defeated Tamil Thalaivas 33-29 to register their 14th win of the season, while Telugu Titans produced a clinical performance to beat UP Yoddha.advertisement Next Press Trust of India Greater NoidaOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 00:29 IST PKL 2019: Players in action (IANS Photo)Bengal Warriors produced a clinical performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 33-29 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Wednesday. In other match, UP Yoddha on Wednesday lost their first match of the home leg 36-41 against Telugu Titans.Sukesh Hegde (6 raid points), Mohammad Nabibakhsh (7 points) and Rinku Narwal (High 5 with 5 tackle points) impressed for the Warriors as they clinched the win to go to the top of the PKL standings at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex.Rahul Chaudhari scored seven points for the Thalaivas as they finished their woeful campaign with another loss.The star-studded Chennai-based team managed only four wins in the entire season.Tamil Thalaivas approached the match with confidence, having beaten Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous outing, and opened a lead in the early minutes, thanks to Ajith Kumar and Rahul’s raids.Rahul moved well on the mat to pick up valuable points but Bengal’s defence got into the game with Nabibakhsh impressing.Soon Bengal were in the lead but Thalaivas regrouped well to stay in the match.Bengal looked like a side who had their eyes set on the semi-finals clash next week, and their lack of ruthlessness allowed the Tamil side to make a comeback and level the points. The first half ended with the scores 13-13.Bengal Warriors stepped up their game in the second half, thanks largely to raiders Nabibakhsh and Sukesh.Though Ran Singh pulled off a super tackle in the fifth minute of the half it was just a case of delaying the inevitable with the Warriors picking up their all-out in the eighth minute to open up a six-point lead.advertisementThalaivas’ Ajith was in no mood to be contained though and his raids made it a two-point game soon after the all-out.But Rinku Narwal produced a super tackle with seven minutes remaining to halt Thalaivas’ domination.Sourabh Tanaji Patil also chipped in with valuable raid points for the Warriors as they once again opened up a six-point lead with two minutes remaining.The Bengal defence held firm in the final minutes to clinch a victory.UP Yoddha lose first home match of the seasonThe standout performances for UP Yoddha’s came from Shrikant Jadhav and Rishank Devadiga, who scored eight points each.Rishank Devadiga also achieved the milestone of scoring 650 points in the league overall, accompanied by Shrikant Jadhav, who achieved the milestone of scoring 300 touch points overall.The first half of the match started with Telugu Titans taking an early lead as they raced to a 6-4 lead with Siddharth Desai leading from the front for the Titans.UP then closed the gap to 8-10 with the help of a bonus point and a touch point by Rishank Devadiga.The match witnessed a neck-and-neck competition but Titans managed to get a slender 12-9 lead with nine minutes left in the half.But, Yoddha soon closed the gap to level the score with two successful tackles by Amit followed by captain Nitesh Kumar and a successful raid by Rishank Devadiga in a do-or-die situation.Now, it was turn of the Yoddha as they inflicted the first all-out on the Titans with a tackle by local boy Ashu Singh.This helped UP rush to an 18-14 lead with three minutes left in the half.The Yoddha had the momentum on their side as they went into the half-time leading 20-14.The second half looked like one way traffic as UP Yoddha inflicted the second all-out of the match with captain Nitesh Kumar tackling Rakesh Gowda to give his team a 28-17 lead.Telugu Titans tried to make a comeback as they inflicted the first all-out of the match on UP Yoddha with Siddharth Desai scoring a two pointer to get both Sumit and Aashish Nagar out.The scoreline stood at 33-27 in favour of the Yoddha with seven minutes left in the half.Things were getting really close as a super raid by Siddharth Desai, which caught Nitesh, Amit and Gurdeep off-guard, to close the gap at 33-31.It was now the Yoddha who made a brilliant effort with a super tackle from Sumit to get Siddharth Desai to again move slightly ahead.UP Yoddha seemed to have lost the flair all of a sudden as a second all-out on them by the Titans made sure the Yoddha trailed in the match for the first time by 36-38 points.In spite of the valiant efforts by UP Yoddha in the end, Titans came out victorious by 41-36.advertisementUP Yoddha now stand at 69 points from 21 matches with 12 wins, seven losses and two draws.The UP side will now face Bengaluru Bulls on Friday at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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first_img Next Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara to play Road Safety World Series T20 tournament in IndiaSachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will be playing in the World Series in India next year. They will be joined by former cricketers from five countries.advertisement Reuters MumbaiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 18:08 IST Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket in 2013. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar will be playing in the World Series in India next yearVirender Sehwag, Brian Lara and Brett Lee will also be part of the seriesRoad Safety World Series will begin from Feb. 2-16 across IndiaBatting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Road Safety World Series in India next year.The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired cricketers from five countries – Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.India legend Tendulkar and West Indian Lara will be joined by former players including India’s Virender Sehwag, Australian Brett Lee, Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan and South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes for the tournament from Feb. 2-16 across India.Tendulkar, 46, is the world’s leading scorer in tests and one-day internationals, amassing more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in a 24-year career that ended in 2013.In 2008, Tendulkar surpassed Lara’s record for most test runs with the West Indies left-hander having made 11,953 in the longest format of the game before retiring from international cricket in 2007.Lara holds the record for the highest individual test score, his 400 not out against England in Antigua in 2004.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly’s nomination for BCCI president validated by electoral officerAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly set to take over as BCCI boss: The road ahead for DadaFor 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 Jatlast_img read more

first_img Reuters AntwerpOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 22:54 IST European Open: Andy Murray poses with the trophy after winning the final (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray defeats Stan Wawrinka in three-sets to claim his first ATP title since March 2017Title number 46 for Andy Murray and perhaps his most remarkable achievementMurray beats Stan Wawrinka 6-3 4-6 4-6 to take the European Open 2019 finalAndy Murray claimed his first ATP title for two-and-a-half years as he beat Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday.Former world number one Murray, who had hip re-surfacing surgery in January in a bid to salvage his career, battled back from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4.In the first final between the pair for 11 years it was 34-year-old Wawrinka, who has also had injury problems, who appeared on course for victory when he had points for a double break in the second set, having powered through the first.But Murray, 32, who seemed set for retirement after losing at this year’s Australian Open, showed his old fighting qualities and no sign of any physical problems as he roared back to claim a 46th career title.The deciding set was littered with service breaks but Murray crucially saved break points at 4-4 and then pounced when Wawrinka served in the next game, sealing the title as his tiring Swiss opponent blazed a forehand wide.”It’s amazing to be back playing against Stan in a final like that, he was playing unbelievable,” Murray, who appeared close to tears at the end, said on court.”I never expected to be in this position so I’m very happy.”Murray’s last title came in Dubai in March 2017 when he was still the top-ranked player in the world.Also Read | Andy Murray in singles final for 1st time since 2017, to face Stan Wawrinka in AntwerpAlso see:advertisementFor 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow ATP tour Andy Murray edges past Stan Wawrinka to win his 1st ATP tour title in over 2 yearsAndy Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the European Open final on Sunday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgThe classic American fascination with jumbo-sized cars seems to be waning, though. Buyers these days seem to value attention to detail, premium materials, and driving refinement over pure honking size.Enter the Germans, who have long built reasonably sized luxury sedans and crossovers for the global markets. The latest compact luxury vehicle to make its way Stateside is the 2015 Audi Q3, which will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. And I think it’s a special thing indeed.Under the hood, Audi offers a 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The plucky little four-banger is bolted to a six-speed Tiptronic transmission, which sends power to the front wheels or to all four, if the buyer options for quattro all-wheel drive.This drivetrain is nice but nothing to write home about, as it’s been yanked from the A3 sedan. And the exterior is nice but it just looks like a mini version of the Q5. What really has me intrigued, though, is the interior.Just look at that thing. It’s a perfect blend of refinement and sportiness. While BMW interiors feel cheap and cartoonish, especially that of the BMW X1, and the Mercedes GLA is still a bit too grandpa-y for me, the Q3 does it just right.If interior styling and volume weren’t enough, the Q3 will of course include Audi connect and Audi MMI that offers Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and Google Earth mapping.Although it’s being unveiled in Detroit next week, the Q3 won’t go on sale until late 2014. And pricing won’t be announced until closer to sale date. American cars have historically been quite large. I don’t need to list any off; you should know them by now. Editors’ Recommendations 1. 2015 Audi Q3 2. 2015 Audi Q3 3. 2015 Audi Q3 4. 2015 Audi Q3 5. 2015 Audi Q3 6. 2015 Audi Q3 7. 2015 Audi Q3 8. 2015 Audi Q3 9. 2015 Audi Q3 10. 2015 Audi Q3 11. 2015 Audi Q3 12. 2015 Audi Q3 13. 2015 Audi Q3 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Après-Hike: The Best Gear Kit to Sport After the Adventure NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friendslast_img read more