TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich make bid No4 for Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich have made another offer for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Daily Mail says Bayern have made a fourth bid of £35million for Hudson-Odoi, matching Chelsea’s required asking price. The Bundesliga champions are very keen to sign the teenage forward, who is struggling for first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.Hudson-Odoi has impressed whenever he has featured for Chelsea this season, including assists for both goals in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest. However he is not a regular starter for Chelsea and with Christian Pulisic set to arrive from Borussia Dortmund next summer, his chances look likely to become even more scarce.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane hails Valverde performanceby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left satisfied with Fede Valverde’s showing for their 4-2 win over Granada.The Uruguayan impressed again for Los Blancos, helping them to get back to winning ways after their midweek slip against Club Brugge.”He is quite a modern player,” Zidane said afterwards”I’m happy for him.”He’s very good and he’s always shown that.”He’s growing.”He always moves forward, he wants the ball and he’s been key for two goals today.”But it’s a team game and our first half today was phenomenal in every way.”
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he coaches against the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Saturday’s fantastic Kentucky-Louisville game should have made headlines for the great game on the court, but an alleged gesture by Cardinals coach Rick Pitino as he exited the floor has captured the attention of the college basketball world. Following his team’s two point loss, a Kentucky fan tweeted a video of Pitino allegedly giving the middle finger to taunting Wildcats fans. It is hard to tell definitively what the gesture Pitino makes is, but a new video has come out that gives a slightly better angle.This video, posted to Facebook by Adam Joseph Gatzke, is still grainy, but it definitely looks like Pitino extends a finger, and it doesn’t look like it could be his index finger to make a “No. 1” gesture, as Pitino said was the case.Between this incident, and Pitino skipping his post-game press conference, and the looming questions surrounding his program due to the sex scandal that broke before the season, Pitino is having a very rough 2015. Fox Sports’ Aaron Torres has gone as far as to call him the “least likable” person in college sports. If he did, in fact, flip off a number of fans, even if they taunted him, it doesn’t help his case there.[Reddit]
Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane has all the qualities to be the best footballer in the world, according to former teammate Yaya Toure.Sane, who joined City in 2016 and played briefly with Toure, has been in terrific form this season with eight assists and seven goals to his name in the Premier League after 20 matches. The 23-year-old winger picked up another assist against Wolves in a 3-0 win on Monday and Toure was quick to point out just how far Sane’s talent could take him. 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? “This kid is going to continue to grow,” Toure said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.”He’s going to be the best, one day, for sure.”The best of the best because he has these qualities: he’s fast, he has good technique, he’s clever – and he wants to learn.”A surprise absentee form Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad, Sane is contracted at the Etihad until July 2021 but is yet to put pen to paper on a contract extension. As for Toure, he’s a free agent after a short stint with Greek club Olympiakos and addressed rumours linking him to a move to Celtic.”Celtic are a great team, but I will speak to Brendan Rodgers there and we will see what happens,” he said.Manchester City are set to face Huddersfield Town on Sunday in their next Premier League match.Pep Guardiola’s side are currently four points behind league-leaders Liverpool, who face Crystal Palace on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)In just a few hours, the Heisman Trophy will be doled out to one of three incredible college quarterbacks. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started the season as the favorite to win the award and dominated the majority of the regular college football season.It looked like Tua had the award locked up until the SEC title game when he suffered a high ankle sprain and struggled against the Georgia Bulldogs. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins took advantage of their opportunity to strike and now enter a close Heisman race.Alabama fans might be more worried about Tua’s health than his Heisman chances. Well, Tua has good news on that front.The Alabama star made an appearance on College GameDay and announced he plans to be out of his walking boot when he take the red carpet for tonight’s Heisman ceremony.Tua Tagovailoa on ESPN’s college Gameday, “I think I’m going to come out of the boot for tonight’s ceremony.” #Heisman pic.twitter.com/lCh9V9ROuX— Kyle Henderson (@Rivals_Kyle) December 8, 2018That’s huge news for Alabama fans and college football fans everywhere who want to see he and Kyler Murray battle it out in the College Football Playoff.The Heisman ceremony kicks off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 4:00 PM ETChannel: SEC NetworkSpread: Alabama -55.5Over/Under: 64Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Matt StinchcombIt’s rare for Nick Saban to lose a game in September. Rarer still to lose to a non-SEC team in the regular season.Saban treats every team seriously though, and he’ll show the Aggies no quarter as they look to reclaim their status as the No. 1 team in the nation. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field during warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Alabama takes on New Mexico State this week in what may be among the most lopsided games between two FBS schools.The Crimson Tide are coming off a dominating victory over Duke last week, not even missing a beat after sending yet another strong crop of players to the NFL. They’ll be hosting the New Mexico State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium in their first home game since the Iron Bowl.But the biggest question of this game isn’t whether Alabama will win. The question should really be: How high will Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide run up the score before letting up?Last week Alabama beat Duke by 39 points, while the Aggies lost to Washington State by 51. It should come as little surprise that Alabama is favored by an ungodly eight touchdowns in this game.
LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 9: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)It has only been two weeks, but USC has had quite the roller coaster of events so far this season.First, starting quarterback JT Daniels suffered a season ending torn ACL. Then, backup quarterback Kedon Slovis led the Trojans to a come-from-behind upset victory against Stanford. And finally, athletic director Lynn Swann resigned on Monday.It is highly likely he was strongly encouraged to do so by USC leadership given the current mediocrity of the sports teams. Now, the school is seeking out its new athletic director.USC is certainly a nationally recognized program and global brand. But recent reports suggest contacted candidates for the job aren’t interested. This certainly goes to show how far USC has fallen. While head coach Clay Helton’s job is currently safe, there has been speculation this could be his last year. Of course, it all depends on how the season goes and who the new AD is.But on Tuesday, former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio voiced his interest in potentially coaching for USC one day.Jack Del Rio on ESPN radio: “I’m fully supportive of Coach Helton. I’m supporting him. I’m not undermining him. If and when there was ever was anything, yeah I would be interested.” #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 10, 2019So to summarize — he supports coach Helton, but wouldn’t mind taking his job one day. Certainly a bold way to unofficially submit a resume for a job which is currently filled.Del Rio is a USC alum. The former linebacker played for the Trojans from 1981-84. Clearly, he wants a shot to return to his alma mater and coach for the program he once played for.Would Del Rio be a good fit at USC?
fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed Point Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami All batsmen are considered right handed 2 (50.0) Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) fine Leg 213 covers m Mohammed Shami M. Shami Mid Wicket 19 213 R 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , 213 63 fine Leg 0 0 Square Leg Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) Point Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami 52 (55) 0 third Man Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah After Mohammed Shami hat-trick, India record 50th World Cup winWorld Cup 2019: India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thriller as Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick in the last over of the game. 2/36 (10) wd 46.66 o Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 39 c & b Jasprit Bumrah Point fine Leg advertisement 67 (63) 0 4s 2 10 0 1 0 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah Mid on 3.6 not out No data available! Mid Wicket India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 01:16 IST India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs to register their 50th World Cup win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs in Southampton thrillerWith the win over Afghanistan, India registered their 50th World Cup winMohammed Shami picked a hat-trick in last over of the gameA second successive upset loomed large in the World Cup 2019 as the game between India and Afghanistan went down to wires but Mohammed Shami bowled a vintage spell with three back-to-back yorkers for a hat-trick to help India escape a defeat at the hands of Afghanistan and register their 50th World Cup victory at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, on Saturday.Opting to bat first, Indian batting line up was exposed to Afghanistan spinners Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammed Nabi as the bookmakers’ favourties slumped to 224 for 8 in 50 overs.The match swayed both ways but Mohammed Shami dismissed Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman off consecutive balls in the final over as India secured a thrilling win–also their 50th World Cup win.In the 2007 World Cup, India were knocked out of the tournament in what was called a big upset created by Bangladesh.India came back stronger in the next edition of the tournament as they went on to win the 2011 World Cup after suffering a single defeat at the hands of South Africa in the group stages.India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to lift the World Cup trophy after 28 years at the Wankhede Stadium.In 2015, India remained unbeaten till they faced hosts Australia in the semi-final. India were bundled out for 233 in 328 run chase by eventual title winners Australia.In the ongoing World Cup 2019, India have so far been enjoying their journey with a 100 percent win record, however, Afghanistan came closest to break their winning momentum in Southampton.advertisementIndia kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win over South Africa and defeated a strong Australia in their second game. Their third match against New Zealand got abandoned due to bad weather. India, who are also the tournament favourites defeated Pakistan in the high-octane clash for their 4th victory of the World Cup 2019.India will next face West Indies Old Trafford Cricket Ground in their 6th World Cup 2019 game.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs AfghanistanAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs AfghanistanFollow Mohammad Shami All batsmen are considered right handed Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 87.5 Afghanistan All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Mid on Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami 0 0 0 57.14 fine Leg Mid off e/r Mid on fine Leg 70 Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) 91.30 All batsmen are considered right handed 9.5 c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami 4/40 (9.5) third Man 94.54 All batsmen are considered right handed 52 third Man fine Leg covers 7 Mid on Mid on Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , 21 Mid off Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed commentary Mid off 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Match Ended Mid Wicket 23 India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs covers Point view full scorecard (50.0) All batsmen are considered right handed Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 1 Mid Wicket Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) Afghanistan batting AFG batting S/R Mid Wicket covers 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal covers Mid Wicket Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami r Square Leg 0 third Man 4 view more view less third Man 0 Mid on 0 0 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , 41.66 b Mohammed Shami 2 0 India IND b Yuzvendra Chahal 5.1 0 8 Mid off Square Leg Mid off Toss: IND elected to bat Square Leg Square Leg 3 third Man Square Leg 64.28 Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal Mid off 14 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 1 Super Over Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah 0 2 1 India IND 24 224/8 st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal B Afghanistan AFG 4 0 Mid on 3 36 42 16 vs (49.5) Mid Wicket Square Leg 10 2 Point – Point 1 0 0 third Man 10 covers 0 Point India Afghanistan AFG 1 b Mohammed Shami 10 Point Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 4.06 (49.5) Fall of Wickets w 3.9 0 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , fine Leg Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 42.10 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , covers India Bowling IND Bowling 27 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , 6s 0 40 covers Point nb 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , 1 0 c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 1 2 36 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 10 Mid Wicket Square Leg Scorecard 0 21 Mid on Mid Wicket 10 Mid off covers 2 55 Mid on (49.5) 224/8 third Man Gulbadin Naib (c) G. Naib (c) c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 51 45 graphs c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya Mohammed Shami (IND) M. 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Associated Press LondonJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 21:36 IST Novak Djokovic defeated David Goffin to reach Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his 9th semi-final of WimbledonNo. 1-seeded Djokovic will face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on FridayBautista Agut reached his first Grand Slam semifinalNovak Djokovic took what was shaping up as an entertaining, well-played matchup in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and quickly turned it into a lopsided romp with a 10-game run.Down an early break, the defending champion grabbed control midway through the opening set Wednesday and never let go, overwhelming the 21st-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his ninth semifinal at the All England Club.”Obviously things could have gone a different way,” Djokovic said. “Who knows what the match would look like if I lost the first set?”The No. 1-seeded Djokovic will face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday in the semifinals. The Spaniard beat No. 26 Guido Pella of Argentina 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Djokovic is seeking his fifth Wimbledon championship and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall.Roberto Bautista Agut reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Guido Pella 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at Wimbledon.The Spaniard broke Pella in the opening game of the first two sets, and then again for a 2-1 lead in the fourth. He served out the victory on his first match point when Pella sent a forehand long.The 31-year-old Bautista Agut, who had never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before, will play defending champion Novak Djokovic on Friday.Bautista Agut was the only player to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set, while Pella had spent nearly twice as much time on court 12 hours, 47 minutes compared to 6 hours, 48 minutes after coming through two five-setters.Also Read | 15-year-old Coco Gauff thinking about Wimbledon next yearadvertisementAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams battles to reach semis, Simona Halep eases throughAlso 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 Wimbledon 2019Follow Novak Djokovic Next Wimbledon 2019: Roberto Bautista Agut sets semi-final date with Novak DjokovicTop seeded Novak Djokovic and 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against each other in the Wimbledon men’s singles semi-final.advertisement
Age is just a number: West Indies pacer Cecil Wright set to retire at 85Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LondonAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 16:17 IST Cecil Wright set to retire at 85 (@uppermillcc)HIGHLIGHTSCecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in AshesWright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados sideWright has also revealed about his eating habitsWest Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright or Cec’ has finally announced that he will retire from the game in two weeks at the age of 85. Wrigh played with the likes of Viv Richards and Joel Garner and will become the oldest cricketer to play and retire from the game.Wright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against a Barbados side with legends like Wes Hall and Sir Garfield Sobers. In 1959, he moved to England and played for Crompton in the Central Lancashire League. In the year 1962, he decided to stay back permanently in England and started his career as a professional cricketer.According to reports, Wright has grabbed 7000 wickets in his long career. He also took 538 wickets, in five seasons at a very impressive average of 27.Interestingly, Cecil Wright was 49 years old when he made his Test debut against Australia in Ashes. He had estimated that he had played in over two million games.”I wish I knew the reason for my longevity, but I couldn’t tell you what it is,” Wright told The Daily Mirror.Cecil Wright, who has decided to bring down the curtains on his career on September 7, has also revealed about his eating habits.”To be honest, I eat anything that’s going but I don’t drink much, just the odd beer,” he said.”And I keep fit, although these days I use my age as an excuse to miss training. I find keeping active helps to ease aches and pains.””I don’t like to sit still and watch TV, I would rather have a walk or potter about in the garage”.advertisementAlso Read | Ashes 2019: James Anderson steps up recovery from injury ahead of fourth TestAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow west indiesFollow Viv Richards