Transfer latest: Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal

first_imgTransfers January transfer news & rumours: Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:55 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Arsenal want Martial in Alexis dealArsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid playerDavid de Gea Manchester UnitedManchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun. Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea’s contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper. Man Utd reportedly plan to up De Gea’s £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club’s joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba. Di Maria’s wife warns Lucas over Man Utd moveLucas Moura PSGLucas Moura’s move to Manchester United has been placed in doubt after an intervention by the wife of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, according to The Sun.Brazil international Lucas is yet to start for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this season and is keen on a move to Old Trafford in a bid to prove himself ahead of the World Cup.But Di Maria’s wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, has warned Lucas’s partner, Larissa Saad, about the lifestyle in Manchester, and she is now having second thoughts about leaving Paris for England.Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis moveJose Mourinho Manchester United SouthamptonManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. Get the full story right here on Goal!​Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?Karim Benzema Real MadridKarim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Real Madrid turn attention to NeymarNeymar, PSGReal Madrid have turned their attentions towards signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Marca .Los Blancos feel that they need an injection of Galactico quality in their squad and are eyeing their first superstar signing since James Rodriguez arrived in 2014.They do not believe that it is a move possible, however, before the summer of 2019, by which time they may be prepared to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a makeweight in any deal.Van Persie set for Feyenoord medicalRobin van Persie FenerbahceRobin van Persie is set to undergo a medical after agreeing a deal to return to Feyenoord, according to Voetbal International.Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Van Persie – who now plays his football for Fenerbahce – left the Eredivisie champions in 2004 but is now set for a move back to Rotterdam.Coutinho won’t kick me out of Barca – IniestaAndres Iniesta BarcelonaAndres Iniesta has rejected speculation that Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona could push him into the shade.Iniesta told Onda Cero on Coutinho’s arrival in Catalunya: “There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn’t the issue. Coutinho has come here to improve us.”Get the full story right here on Goal! Neville set for England jobPhil NevillePhil Neville is the frontrunner to become the next permanent manager of the England Women’s team, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph .The Football Association are currently on the hunt for the successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked in disgrace in September.Mo Marley is the current caretaker manager, but the FA are keen to talk with Neville about the position.No Alexis bidding war, says WengerAlexis Sanchez Arsenal Arsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.Get the full story right here on Goal! Mahrez begins Liverpool talksRiyad Mahrez, Leicester City Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.Everton eyeing Walcott dealTheo Walcott ArsenalEverton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the club would like to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott this month.”You’re all aware of our interest in Theo,” Allardyce told a news conference. “If we’re able to get that over the line, I’ll be delighted.”Read the full story here on Goal! Man City still hopeful on AlexisAlexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.Read the full story on an intriguing transfer tale here. Napoli boss requests Sane signingLeroy Sane Manchester CityNapoli manager Maurizio Sarri has requested the signing of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, according to CalcioNapoli24 .The 59-year-old asked president Aurelio De Laurentiis, during talks over a new contract, to attempt to lure the Germany international away from the Etihad Stadium.De Laurentiis, however, instantly rebuffed the request, maintaining that the attacker would prove too expensive.Low lined up to replace ZidaneJoachim Low GermanyJoachim Low has been lined up by Real Madrid to take over as coach, if Zinedine Zidane is sacked at the end of the season, claims La Stampa, via AS .Zidane’s future is coming under increasing scrutiny, with Madrid trailing arch-rivals Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga.Failure to progress in the Champions League could cost Zidane his job and Germany coach Low is the man wanted to take charge after the World Cup finals this summer.Spurs won’t give up on MalcomMalcom BordeauxTottenham have not given up hope of beating Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Bordeaux sensation Malcom, reports UOL Esporte .Arsenal have held talks with Malcom’s representatives this week over a potential January deal as Arsene Wenger searches for a replacement for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez.United are also set to make a £40 million bid for the Brazilian in January , but Spurs remain keen to capture the winger, even if Arsenal are favourites to agree a deal.Valverde wants to keep GomesAndre Gomes BarcelonaBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo .Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.However, Valverde is happy with the Portugal international and only a huge offer will persuade the club to change their mind.World record fee a ‘big compliment’ – Van DijkVirgil van Dijk Liverpool EvertonVirgil van Dijk has told Sky Sports that being subject to a world-record transfer for a defender is a “big compliment”.The Dutchman recently moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million.Get the full story right here on Goal! Man Utd target Vardy & ChicharitoJamie VardyManchester United are targeting Jamie Vardy and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in addition to Alexis Sanchez, the Telegraph reports.Vardy reportedly would be the most expensive option as the Red Devils look to bolster their attack, with Leicester City seeking a £35 million fee.Hernandez, meanwhile, could return to Old Trafford if West Ham can recoup the £17m they spent to sign the Mexican striker last summer.Allegri & Luis Enrique on Chelsea shortlistMassimiliano Allegri, Juventus, Serie A, 09122017Chelsea have identified Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique as potential managers should Antonio Conte leave at season’s end, according to the Daily Mail .It appears increasingly likely that Conte will leave Stamford Bridge over the summer, with Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri in consideration as well.Diego Simeone is a long-shot candidate, while Carlo Ancelotti seemingly has been ruled out.Chelsea & Man Utd monitor ArthurArthur GremioChelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.Man Utd ahead of City in Weigl raceJulian Weigl, Borussia Dortmund, 17/18Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent .Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils’ radar.While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United’s willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.Chicharito seriously considering LAFC moveJavier Hernandez Chicharito West HamJavier Hernandez is seriously considering a move to MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC, according to talkSPORT .West Ham manager David Moyes has reportedly told the striker he can leave the club this winter, and ‘Chicharito’ is tempted by the possibility of joining Mexico team-mate Carlos Vela at LAFC.Man Utd too late to sign AlexisAlexis Sanchez ArsenalManchester United are too late in their attempt to beat Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Express .The Red Devils reportedly reached out to Arsenal to see if a £25 million bid would see the forward turn his back on Man City, who have offered £20m.But City remain favourites to sign the Chile international as he has his heart set on a move to the Etihad Stadium because of his experience playing under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.Liverpool set Sturridge priceDaniel SturridgeLiverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail reports.The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won’t make a decision until a new manager is in place.Premier League giants compete for WilmotJurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.Musonda draws Nottingham Forest interestCharly Musonda, ChelseaNew Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda, according to the Telegraph .The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they’ll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.Coquelin: I should’ve left Arsenal earlierFrancis Coquelin ArsenalFrancis Coquelin says that he “almost regrets” not taking the chance to leave Arsenal sooner after completing a move to La Liga side Valencia on Thursday. His displays during the 2016-17 season drew interest over the summer, but the 26-year-old wanted to stay and fight for his place under Arsene Wenger.Read the full story on Goal! Ronaldo frustrated by Madrid signingsCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridCristiano Ronaldo has grown frustrated by Real Madrid’s signings, according to Don Balon .The Portuguese star is said to be disillusioned by president Florentino Perez’s activity in the transfer market, with Madrid failing to sign upgrades after the exits of James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Pepe.Inter offer Joao Mario in Gaitan swapNicolas Gaitan Atletico MadridInter have proposed a swap that would see them send Joao Mario to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Nicolas Gaitan, Don Balon reports.That move could be a coup for Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who has given Gaitan just one start in La Liga this season.last_img read more

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Mbappe, Martial & the world’s most expensive teenagers

first_imgTransfers Mbappe, Martial & the world’s most expensive teenagers Ronan Murphy 22:00 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe Anthony Martial Split Getty/Goal Transfers List Manchester United Premier League Teenage talent is among the most valuable in football with clubs looking to build for their futures but which young stars have switched for big money?last_img

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Klopp ‘proud’ of Firmino after racism case dropped

first_imgRoberto Firmino Klopp ‘really proud’ of Firmino after Holgate racism case dropped Matthew Scott 08:16 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Firmino Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Premier League Liverpool v Everton Everton FA Cup The Brazilian learned he will not be charged over his dispute with the defender in January and his coach was pleased with how he handled the situation Jurgen Klopp spoke in awe of Roberto Firmino’s ability to perform under the pressure of having an investigation into allegedly abusive comments hanging over him.The Football Association (FA) confirmed on Wednesday that Firmino would not face a charge over his clash with Everton defender Mason Holgate in a January FA Cup tie between Liverpool and their rivals at Anfield.An FA investigation found insufficient evidence to punish Firmino, but added “the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino scored five goals in the seven games he played in the 47 days between the tempestuous derby and the FA publishing its decision, consistency Klopp believes he himself would not have been capable of.”He knew he didn’t say it. We knew he didn’t say it. But we couldn’t say it in public,” said Klopp.”I was never in doubt about it, but I only thought that if I am in a situation like that, which goes on for 47 days, and somebody thinks I said something, then it would be difficult for me to deal with it to be honest. That is why I said I am really proud of Roberto with how he dealt with it. Now it is done – all good.”There were a few times we asked internally was there anything we could say or that we know already? And it was no. Nothing. It felt long and I was happy when I heard finally.”We all take it really seriously, that’s not only a saying. Obviously in this world racism is something we really need to think about and be careful about, but if there is nothing we need to sort it as well. All good now, let’s carry on.Mason Holgate Roberto Firmino Everton Liverpool“I don’t think that every day it was in his mind because we were all sure that nothing can happen, actually. That is the situation.”He is a pure footballer, he wants to play and work. For one session in Marbella I took him out and said, ‘thank you’ because he doesn’t rest so I have to do it. He is a footballer and he feels best when he is on the pitch, hopefully it stays like this.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program

first_imgThe objective of the MYSP Program is to create sustainable opportunities for youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport and physical activity within local communities.Grant funding available under the MYSP Program is $300,000 annually. Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are available to eligible organisations that can demonstrate a capacity to develop strong partnerships to deliver sustainable sport participation programs for youth from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and assist in integrating them into sporting and physical activities.  Grants are available for programs/projects consistent with the objective of the MYSP Program to engage multicultural youth in participating in sport and physical activity, such as: Cross cultural awareness training for sporting organisations Sport awareness training for community groups Sports coach and official training for community groups Facilitating English as a Second Language training for volunteers Promotion of local sporting opportunities and inclusive club-based activities Facilitating linkages between school and club-based activities Running community sporting carnivals and participation programs Running modified sport exposure programsApplications will be open until Friday, 27 May 2011.For more information about the 2011/12 MYSP Program, please visit the Australian Sports Commission webpage for the MYSP Program at: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all_cultures/get_involved/grantlast_img read more

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a month agoNewcastle boss Bruce feels Carroll can help Joelinton settle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce feels Carroll can help Joelinton settleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce feels Andy Carroll can help Joelinton settle.Bruce was happy to have both on the pitch for their 1-1 draw with Brighton.He said, “On ‘Big Joe’, the burden of being a Newcastle United centre-forward is always going to be there and I think for any player who comes to the Premier League they need a bit of time, especially if you are young.”No disrespect to the Bundesliga or wherever they have come from, it is totally different to playing against three big centre-backs from Brighton who bashed him to bits.”It wasn’t until Andy Carroll came on where we could give him a bit of a hand but it was a bit of an eye-opener for him.”He learned from it, he is desperate to do well, so give them a bit of time and I think they will both flourish.” last_img read more

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23 days agoSuper agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Super agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fatiby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes is eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati.El Chiringuito says Mendes has approached the 16 year-old’s father to offer his services.For now, the player is in the hands of Rodrigo Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi, who took charge of Fati’s affairs earlier this year.Mendes hasn’t always had a good relationship with Barca, though he does have Blaugrana fullback Nelson Semedo on the books.Fati is in new contract talks with Barca after his exciting breakthrough, with his current deal running to 2022. last_img

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6 days agoBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethic

first_imgBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethicby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth captain Simon Francis has hailed the work ethic of manager Eddie Howe.Francis is one of those who have made the journey from League One with Howe.He told the Daily Express: “I did think I would love to be a coach and do it the way he manages.“But then I see the hours he puts in. I would never see the family. So I’m not so sure. I put in enough hours being a player!“It is very intense, the way Eddie works. Not everyone can do that. To get to his level with the success he has had because of the hours he puts in – it almost puts me off.“He is in at God knows what time in the morning, leaves well after the lads leave. You know why he puts in those hours – because he wants to be as successful as he can, and make us the best we can be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kovac: Bayern are the hunters

first_imgNiko Kovac said “hunters” Bayern Munich are desperate to chase Borussia Dortmund and seal the title after increasing the pressure on the Bundesliga leaders.German champions Bayern moved within three points of Dortmund following a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim as the Bundesliga returned on Friday.Leon Goretzka’s first-half double and Robert Lewandowski’s late sealer saw Bayern to their sixth successive league victory. 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? Speaking afterwards, Bayern head coach Kovac said: “The first half was sensational. That was our ambition, that’s what we’re able to do.”The result is good, we got off to a good start to the second half of the season and increased the pressure.”We’re the hunters, we want to chase Dortmund. We want to chase and seal the championship title. The decisive thing is to be at the top at the end of the season.”In their first fixture of 2019, Bayern reigned supreme thanks to Goretzka’s maiden Bundesliga brace away.Goretzka struck in 12 first-half minutes to put Bayern in control before Hoffenheim – who were riding a 10-match unbeaten streak – reduced the deficit via Nico Schulz approaching the hour-mark.Bayern, though, made sure of the points when Lewandowski added a third goal with three minutes remaining.Leon #Goretzka scored the first #Bundesliga brace of his career tonightNew year, new Leon? pic.twitter.com/rbLlM2ElFN— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) January 18, 2019″Taken altogether we put in a good fight,” Goretzka said. “It was a superb performance in the first half. We were in control and deservedly took the lead.”The second half was a bit hectic but the game would have been over if we had rounded off a counter. This way Hoffenheim bounced back, we had to give it everything. We wanted to get off to a good start to the second half of the season, and it was important to turn in a good display.”And Goretzka echoed his manager’s opinion on the title race. “Our goal is to clinch the championship title. We were six points short after the first half of the season. We’re the hunters now.”last_img read more

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Ohio State Football Player Punished For Having Doubt In LeBron James, Cavs

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State buckeyes football helmet.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The state of Ohio will be cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight as they begin their NBA Finals run against the Golden State Warriors. Well, most of Ohio will be cheering on the Cavs.Not everyone is a believer in Cleveland, which made a somewhat surprising run to this year’s NBA Finals after getting down, 2-0, in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.One of those people who didn’t believe in the Cavs was Ohio State star running back J.K. Dobbins.He’s since been punished by the Buckeyes.Check it out:“accidentally said ‘i dont think the cavs can pull this off’ and my original locker was moved to Lebron james locker and i have my own section in the training room,” Dobbins tweeted.He included video of his new locker:? accidentally said “i dont think the cavs can pull this off” and my original locker was moved to Lebron james locker and i have my own section in the training room. ? pic.twitter.com/dWwAFYV1GN— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) May 31, 2018Well played, Buckeyes.The NBA Finals begin tonight at 9 p.m. E.T. It’ll be televised on ABC.last_img read more

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ESPN Ranks The Toughest Non-Conference Schedule In College Football

first_imgThe Pittsburgh Panthers football players gathered together.ANNAPOLIS, MD – DECEMBER 28: The Pittsburgh Panthers gather before the start of their game against the Navy Midshipmen in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Chris Low ranked today the toughest non-conference schedules in college football for the 2018 season. There are some brutally difficult ones.Whether or not it’s advantageous to play a tough non-conference schedule has become a big debate in the College Football Playoff era. Do you schedule tough to give yourself more chances for big wins or do you schedule easy to make it more likely that you win 11-plus games?One team that is going with the former: Pittsburgh.The Panthers, according to ESPN, have the toughest non-conference schedule in the country for 2018.From ESPN:1. Pittsburgh Sept. 1 vs. Albany, Sept. 8 vs. Penn State, Sept. 29 at UCF, Oct. 13 at Notre DameThe top spot was a no-brainer. The Panthers are the only Power 5 team to face three non-conference teams ranked in Mark Schlabach’s latest Way-Too-Early-Top 25, including No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 UCF on the road. The trips to South Bend and Orlando are part of a stretch that includes three road trips in four weeks for Pitt, which also travels to face ACC foe North Carolina on Sept. 22. That’s not to mention a home game with No. 13 Penn State the second week of the season.Good luck with that, Panthers.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

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Florida’s Dan Mullen Had An Embarrassing Twitter Mistake Today

first_imgUniversity of Florida Introduces Dan MullenGAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 27: Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks during an introductory press conference at the Bill Heavener football complex on November 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)If last week’s loss to Kentucky wasn’t embarrassing enough for Florida head coach Dan Mullen, then his bizarre tweet today will certainly do the trick.With the Gators hosting Colorado State later this afternoon, it appears someone hacked Mullen’s Twitter account. Well, at least it seems that way.This morning, Mullen’s account posted the message “This is not Dan number anymore,” which has the majority of the college football world confused.Not only does this tweet make zero sense, but it’s also weird to think that Mullen would be on Twitter before their matchup. Considering the fact that Florida is paying the Rams $2 million to play today, the Gators desperately need a bounce-back victory. Besides, starting off 1-2 would have heads rolling in Gator Nation.Of course, the rest of the Twitter universe had fun at Mullen’s expense.Dan Mullen lost to Kentucky and lost his twitter in the same week pic.twitter.com/7HgcalBQgs— Travis Haney (@travhaney) September 15, 2018It’s certainly a strange situation, but defeating Colorado State would help ease the tension in Tallahassee.Florida and Colorado State are set to kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET. The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli 2nd player after Ricky Ponting to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awards

first_imgVirat Kohli 2nd player after Ricky Ponting to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsVirat Kohli was the unanimous choice for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2018, with South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada finishing runner-up.advertisement Rohan Sen New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 13:40 IST Virat Kohli ended 2018 as the No.1 batsman in Tests and ODIs for the second year running (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is the only player to bag the top three ICC awards – Test, ODI and Cricketer of the YearKohli had finished 2018 as the highest scorer in Tests (1322) and ODIs (1202)The 30-year-old scored 2735 runs across all formats in the year with 11 hundredsThe legend of Virat Kohli keeps growing every year. In just over 10 years, the Indian captain has achieved so much success that it would take ages for upcoming or even some of the present cricketers to replicate.The 30-year-old added yet another feather to his cap on Tuesday when he bagged the top three honours at the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards, a feat which he achieved for the first time and became the first cricketer ever to do so.Kohli was named Cricketer of the year and won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time in succession, was named best Test player of the year and also ODI player of the year after his extraordinary batting form in 2018. Only former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has the won the award in two successive years.In 2017, Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.It is a clean sweep for @imVkohli at the #ICCAwards. Here’s the #TeamIndia captain reflecting on an outstanding 2018 and looking forward to an even better 2019Full video Link https://t.co/X6eRPmmrse pic.twitter.com/2tLBvmEhzKBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019Just as it seemed he couldn’t get any better, he went one step ahead and bettered his performance in 2018 as he finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.advertisementHe also became the third cricketer after former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to bag the Cricketer of the Year award twice, with Kohli getting in two years in succession.The ICC also announced the final XI of both teams which features three Indian players in the Test side while four have made the cut for the ODI team with Kohli named as captain of both sides.KING KOHLI’S DECADE OF DOMINANCECricketer of the decade!Virat Kohli for in all internationals:Most runs: 18681 (next best: 14825 H Amla)Highest ave: 56.60 (next best: 54.32 AB de Villiers)Most 100s: 63 (next best: 47 H Amla)Most 50s: 84 (next best: 74 J Root)Most 50+ scores: 147 (next best: 112 H Amla)Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 22, 2019In just the last decade, Kohli has left his competitors way behind. He was for long being chased by the likes of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers but the Delhi batsman in the last two years has been virtually untouchable thanks to the amount of runs he has scored all around the world and in every format.Kohli ended 2018 as the No.1 batsman in Tests and ODIs for the second year running.In the last decade Kohli has amassed a staggering 18681 international runs at an average of 56.60. The next best batsman on the list is Amla with 14,825 runs while de Villiers has the next best average of 54.32.Well & Truly, The KingICC Cricketer of the YearICC Test Player of the YearICC ODI Player of the Year #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/krtf1ucIPFBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019During this period Kohli has smashed 63 international hundreds, again leading Amla who has scored 47. Joe Root trails him in the fifties list with 74 while Kohli has 84 in his kitty.No record is safe when Kohli comes out to bat these days as he demonstrated in the last year.Kohli scored 2735 runs across all formats in the year with 11 hundreds but he also became the first Asian captain to register Test wins in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019The Boxing Day Test win at the MCG gave Virat Kohli his 11th away Test win as captain in just 24 Tests and he went equal with Ganguly on the record, who had achieved 11 away Test wins in 28 Tests as captain.On top of that, Kohli became the first Indian captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Australia. India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series during their tour of India in 2016/17.But not just in whites, Kohli also dominated the run charts in ODIs. During the ODI series at home against the West Indies last year, he became only the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India and in the process, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach the milestone.advertisementKohli joined Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Kohli also scored more than 1000 runs in a calender for the sixth time in his career in 2018 after 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.Also Read | Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Flexible with ideas but focus on winning, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create historyFor 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 Virat KohliFollow India CaptainFollow ICC awardsFollow Cricketer Of The YearFollow Garfield Sobers Trophylast_img read more

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Holi 2019: Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’s Komolika aka Hina Khan is a vision in white

first_imgOther Galleries 15 images Fri, 18 Oct, 2019 Karwa Chauth 2019: Debina Bonnerjee to Divyanka Tripathi, how TV stars celebrated the day 11 images Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 team has a blast on The Kapil Sharma Show. See pics 10 images Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 Mohena Singh looks regal as she ties the knot with Suyesh Rawat 7 images Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 New bride Mohena Singh glows on mehendi day. See picsOther 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.Set As Featured: Set As Featured647x363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTelevisionTelevisionGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Television actress Hina Khan is gearing up for the Holi special episode in Kasautii Zingagii Kay 2. And her latest pictures are dripping with KomoSwag. Till now, we have seen her sporting itsy-bitsy cholis, but for the Holi sequence she chose a very trendy drape sari. Check out her look.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Thanks to her Bigg Boss 11’s glam look, the actress bagged the role of stylish and suave vamp Komolika in Kasauti Zindagi Kay reboot.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Recent buzz has it that Hina has bagged an international project, and will walk the Cannes red carpet too.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Fit and fab Hina Khan loves to play with camera. She has not just come a long way from her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s ideal bahu days, but also made a place for herself in the industry as a style icon. Her fans follow her social media accounts to stay updated about her.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Hina Khan will soon be making her Bollywood debut in a female centric movie with veteran actress Farida Jalal playing her grandmother.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Credit/Source: Credit to AllCredit Name: Instagram/ @realhinakhanTags: Hina khanKasautii Zindagii Kay 2Parth SamthaanErica FernandesSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Television actress Hina Khan is gearing up for the Holi special episode in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. And her latest pictures are dripping with KomoSwag. Till now, we have seen her sporting itsy-bitsy cholis, but for the Holi sequence she chose a very trendy drape sari. Check out her look.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c90cca7e864d1552993447_1481757_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 15:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Nzk2Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg3MTMiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY3OTYifQ==770×433:last_img read more

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Ram Charan and Upasana love story in pics from their personal album

first_imgOther Galleries 5 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kartik Aaryan and Aparshakti Khurana attend Rajkummar Rao’s Made In China screening. See pics 15 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ramesh Taurani Diwali bash: Salman Khan kicks off celebrations with Sonakshi Sinha and Preity Zinta 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Saand Ki Aankh screening: Vicky Kaushal and Imtiaz Ali cheer for Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 screening: Ananya Panday and Aarav join Akshay Kumar and Kriti SanonOther 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: PhotoMoviesMoviesGallery Image: Image: Caption: Ram Charan and Upasana Kamineni are one of the ideal couples in Tollywood. Let us take a look at their love story.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Upasana, whose family has strong business connections, met Ram Charan at a sports club.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: During the initial days, Ram Charan and Upasana used to fight with each other almost every time.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: It took them five years to realise that they were in love. The couple decided to get married and conveyed it to their parents.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Since Upasana and Ram Charan knew each other for a long time, their parents agreed for their wedding.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: In an interview, Ram Charan said that he was going to marry his best friend. The two got engaged in a grand ceremony on December 11, 2011.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: Upasana and Ram Charan had a fairytale-esque wedding on June 14, 2012 with who’s of who Tollywood and Bollywood in attendance.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Tags: Ram CharanUpasana KamineniSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Ram Charan and Upasana Kamineni tied the sacred knot on June 14, 2012 in a lavish ceremony in Hyderabad.Preview_unique_id: preview_5c9b3166cd0101553674598_1487584_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 13:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1MzMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1OTgiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1MzMifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Ram Charan and Upasana love story in pics from their personal albumApp headline: Ram Charan and Upasana love story in pics from their personal albumlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: RCB survive Russell-Rana scare to seal victory after Kohli 100

first_imgIPL 2019: RCB survive Russell-Rana scare to seal victory after Kohli 100IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s 58-ball hundred formed the cornerstone of a 10-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday. scorecard advertisement commentary graphscenter_img Rajarshi Gupta KolkataApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 23:59 IST IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB: Andre Russell smashed the second-fastest fifty in IPL 2019 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs at the Eden Gardens on FridayNitish Rana (85) and Andre Russell (65) helped KKR stay in the fight in a chase of 214Virat Kohli (100) and Moeen Ali (66) were the stars for RCB who won their 2nd match in IPL 2019Virat Kohli smashed a 58-ball hundred, Moeen Ali hit a 28-ball 66 and Dale Steyn picked x wickets as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs to win only their 2nd match of the 2019 Indian Premier League.KKR were reduced to 79 for 4 off 11.5 overs and it looked like it was all over for the hosts before Niitsh Rana (85 not out) and Andre Russell (65) kept them alive till the last over of the innings. The two added 118 off 8 overs but Moeen Ali kept his calm in the final over to deny the Knight Riders.RCB had won only 1 out of 8 matches this season before the game at the Eden Gardens on Friday. To make matters worse for them, AB de Villiers was ruled out even as Dale Steyn returned to play for the Royal Challengers after 9 years. Kolkata Knight Riders, who had chased down a 200 plus total in Bengaluru against RCB on April 5, were overwhelming favourites. | KKR vs RCB – Live score |That’s that from Kolkata.The @RCBTweets win by 10 runs to register their second win of the season.#KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/Jy0Bo476LoIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019After KKR decided to bowl, RCB lost Parthiv Patel and Askhdeep Nath by the 9th over.At the half-way stage, were 70 for 2 and Virat Kohli was batting on 35 off 29 balls.RCB would go on to plunder 143 runs off the next 10 overs. Moeen Ali would score 57 of those while Kohli would get 65 to bring up his 5th IPL hundred. Only Chris Gayle has more IPL centuries.advertisementMoeen Ali started the run riot with 3 sixes and 2 fours off Kuldeep Yadav’s final over as the chinaman bowler ended in tears. Once Moeen fell to Kuldeep on the final ball of his spell, Virat Kohli took over. He had reached his 50 off 40 balls but the next 17 balls produced another 50. @RCBTweets #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/3oFjbfJ5E1 IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019Virat Kohli fell to Harry Gurney off the final ball of the RCB innings but by then he had produced an IPL masterclass. RCB have been the favourite whipping boys this summer but Kohli’s innings evoked memories of 2016 when he hit 4 hundreds to help his team through to the final.When Dale Steyn last played for RCB, Virat Kohli was yet to play Test cricket and he was nowhere the superstar he is today. On Friday, Steyn made a memorable comeback for the Royal Challengers when he removed dangerous KKR opener Chris Lynn in his 1st over and young Shubman Gill in his 3rd.In between, Navdeep Saini got rid of Sunil Narine and KKR’s chase was rocked. Robin Uthappa trudged along to 9 before Marcus Stoinis dismissed him with a change of pace.Nitish Rana, in at No.5, offered a fight but it was down to Andre Russell at the end.The asking rate was climbing steeply before Andre Russell switched to beast mode. He hit Yuzvendra Chahal for 3 successive sixes in his 3rd over and KKR were suddenly in the chase with 93 off the last 5 overs. It was tough but with Russell in the middle, certainly possible.If Russell scared RCB’s bowlers, Nitish Rana did not make life any easier for them. He hit Navdeep Saini for 2 sixes and a four in his final over and brought up his 8th IPL fifty.Kolkata Knight Riders had lost 3 matches in a row before Friday and they were in no mood to go down without a fight especially at home. After being reduced to 79 for 4 off 11.5 overs, KKR stayed alive in a mammoth chase thanks only to Nitish Rana and Andre Russell. Virat Kohli was under pressure and his bowlers were under the pump.KKR needed 61 off the last 3 overs and it was as good a time as any to bring Dale Steyn back for his final over. Nitish Rana hit 2 sixes and a four to bring it down to 43 off the final 2 overs for the Knight Riders.Marcus Stoinis was entrusted with the penultimate over and he started off well – bowling 3 dot balls to Russell. Just when RCB thought they had it in the bag, Russell hit 3 sixes off the final 3 balls. Russell blazed away to his fifty off 21 balls and KKR needed 24 off the final over bowled by Moeen Ali.Nitish Rana faced the first ball. No run. A single came off the next. Andre Russell smashed the the third ball for six but he missed the fourth ball as RCB wrapped up a thrilling victory.Also Read | Virat Kohli hits 5th Indian Premier League hundred, 1st since 2016Also Read | Virat, you little biscuit: AB de Villiers reacts after Kohli’s 5th IPL hundredAlso Read | Kuldeep Yadav breaks down after Moeen Ali onslaught at Eden GardensadvertisementFor 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 IPL 2019Follow KKR vs RCBFollow match reportFollow Virat KohliFollow Andre RussellFollow Nitish RanaFollow Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore No data available! view more view lesslast_img read more

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Dream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Australia vs Bangladesh

first_imgDream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Australia vs BangladeshDream11 Prediction: Australia vs Bangladesh Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: With several players from both sides in fine form, expect a cracker of a contest in World Cup 2019 when Bangladesh take on world champions Australia on Thursday. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 10:24 IST Dream11 Prediction: Australia vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)Buoyed by their emphatic win over West Indies, Bangladesh will be brimming with confidence when they face a stiff test against Australia in their crucial World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, here on Thursday.On Monday, Bangladesh came out with a commanding performance in their last game against the West Indies as they comfortably chased down 322-run target in Taunton. Shakib al Hasan (124*) and Liton Das (94*) shone with the bat.With wins against South Africa and West Indies, Bangladesh have declared that they are no more underdogs and, now, they would aim to make a place in the semifinals.Australia have not been at the top of their game in the ongoing World Cup so far. They have suffered batting collapses and have been put under pressure. Despite that, they have been able to register four victories and are currently placed at the second spot in the points table.Dream XI Fantasy Tips: Australia vs BangladeshBatsmenBoth sides have several in-form batsmen. Aaron Finch, the Australian skipper, has been in fine batting form, having scored 343 runs in 5 matches. Next, on the list are David Warner (281 runs) and Steve Smith (243 runs). When it comes to picking Australian batsmen, these 3 should be your top three choices.On the other hand, Mushfiqur Rahim can be picked as a batsman as he has made handy contributions with 142 runs from 4 matches.BowlersThe Australian quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are going to be the first names on your team sheets. Aren’t they? The duo have picked up 24 wickets between them in 10 matches. Meanwhile, Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman have been in red hot form as well. The Bangladesh pacers have picked up 16 wickets between them in 8 matches.advertisementAll-roundersThe quality of the all-rounders in the two teams will allow you to pick 4 specialist bowlers. Shakib Al Hasan, who seems to be the Most Valuable Player right now at the World Cup, should be your first pick. Glenn Maxwell, with his big-hitting skills, can be another all-rounder in your XI today.WicketkeeperAlex Carey or Mushfiqur Rahim? Why not Litton Das who played a stroke-filled knock against West Indies?Dream XI Team for Australia vs BangladeshShakib Al Hasan (Captain), David Warner (Vice-captain), Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Litton Das (Wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Glenn Maxwell, Mustafizur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mitchell Starc, Pat CumminsSquadsAustralia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson.Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Also 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 Australia vs BangladeshFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Dream 11Follow shakib al hasanFollow David WarnerFollow Mustafizur RahimFollow Steve SmithFollow Aaron Finch Nextlast_img read more

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ICC Cricket World Cup winners list from 1975 to 2015

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:38 IST List of Cricket World Cup winners since 1975 to 2019 (AP)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia have won the World Cup the most number of timesIndia and West Indies lie second with 2 titles eachPakistan and Sri Lanka are the only other teams to have won the trophyThe World Cup 2019 is near its end with the final to be contested between hosts England and New Zealand at Lord’s on July 14. While New Zealand beat pre-tournament favourites India in a thrilling semi-final on Wednesday, England crushed defending champions Australia by 8 wickets in the 2nd semi-final to ensure there will be a new World Cup champion this year.The ongoing tournament is the 12th edition of the World Cup but only 5 teams have won the trophy till date. Australia have been the most successful team with a record 5 titles while West Indies and India have won it twice each. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other two teams to have had the fortune of winning the sport’s biggest prize.Here is the year-wise list of World Cup winners:1975 – West Indies1979 – West Indies1983 – India1987 – Australia1992 – Pakistan1996 – Sri Lanka1999 – Australia2003 – Australia2007 – Australia2011 – India2015 – AustraliaEngland, New Zealand and South Africa are the only top-ranked teams to have not won the trophy even once but that is about to change on Sunday. Though not for South Africa, who find themselves out of contention yet again after promising so much before the tournament started.England are in their 4th final, having ended runner-ups on the previous 3 occasions – 1979, 1987 and 1992 but for New Zealand, this will be only their 2nd World Cup final appearance after making it to the summit clash 4 years ago in Australia.Also Read | The contradictions and chaos that shattered India’s World Cup dreamAlso Read | Cricket World Cup final clashes with Wimbledon final: Why this defies common senseadvertisementFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow World Cup winnersFollow World Cup final ICC Cricket World Cup winners list from 1975 to 2015List of Cricket World Cup winners since 1975: As the World Cup 2019 is all set to throw up a new champion, we take a look at all the champions since the tournament started 44 years ago.advertisementlast_img read more

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Arun Jaitley hosted Virender Sehwag’s wedding at his house

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 14:59 IST Virender Sehwag paid a heartfelt tribute to Arun Jaitley. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on SaturdayJaitley was an avid cricket lover and also worked for the betterment of the sport in the countrySehwag’s marriage with Aarti was held at the official bungalow allotted to Arun Jaitley in 2004Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.Jaitley was an avid cricket lover and also worked for the betterment of the sport in the country. Various personalities from the cricket fraternity offered condolences following the demise of Arun Jaitley, who was also the former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).Virender Sehwag paid a heartfelt tribute on social media while narrating how Jaitley helped him and many other cricketers from Delhi to play for India.Interestingly, Sehwag’s marriage with Aarti was held at the official bungalow allotted to Arun Jaitley in 2004. Jaitley had reportedly suggested to Sehwag’s father that the marriage be held at 9 Ashok Road which he was not using as his personal residence at that time.Jaitley furnished his bungalow for Sehwag’s wedding and even made arrangements for the guests. However, he himself could not attend the wedding as he was campaigning in Bangalore.Many celebrities from sports, Bollywood and political fraternity had attended the wedding. Guests had to provide their invitation card to enter the venue due to tight security.”Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level. But under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti,” tweeted Sehwag.advertisementBut under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti https://t.co/Kl4NpprR6WVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019Also Read | Sports fraternity condoles demise of Arun JaitleyAlso Read | Arun Jaitley dies at 66Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Arun JaitleyFollow Virender Sehwag Arun Jaitley hosted Virender Sehwag’s wedding at his houseFormer India opener Virender Sehwag paid a tribute to Arun Jaitley in a heartfelt post on social media. Jaitley, who played a crucial role in the rise of Delhi cricketers, had arranged the wedding of Sehwag at his official residence.advertisementlast_img read more

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Portland brands take center stage with MadeHere PDX

first_imgEven if you haven’t seen the Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen-starring sketch comedy show Portlandia, chances are high you’ve seen the words “weird” or “odd” associated with the Oregon city of Portland. While these depictions do closely associate with the City of Roses, buried beneath its self-appointed weirdness lies a breeding ground of immense creativity coming from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs native to the Pacific Northwest. From a backpack company that repurposes sail cloth and kevlar into high-quality bags, to a tight-knight family of collaborators who single-handedly perfected the use of wood in products, Portland has no shortage of gifted and just downright talented makers.Related: Catching up with Jaefields owner Wookie FieldsDue in large part to this increasingly large and eclectic mix of locally made products, finding a place to peruse everything Portland has to offer just didn’t exist — until now. Once local Portlander John Connor came to this frustrating conclusion himself, he thought, why not centralize everything this wonderful city has to offer in one place? After tossing around several iterations of this very idea last year, Connor — with the help of retail aficionados Bob Davis and Paul Herring — flung open the doors to a Portland-specific goods shop aptly named MadeHere PDX in November of 2014. After opening the store with roughly 40 brands, including the above-mentioned Truce Designs, MadeHere PDX now boasts a staggering 160 Portland-area brands, and it hasn’t even celebrated its one-year anniversary yet.When developing the idea for MadeHere PDX, Connor wanted to allow the business to feature larger selections from the brands they had in the store, which would then give customers more choices while shopping. To accomplish this task, John ultimately decided that utilizing a consignment model in the store was the best course of action. Not only does this model continue to empower the shop and its selection, but it significantly benefits the brands and MadeHere’s growing customer base.“The consignment model, while allowing us to open on a shoestring, more importantly preserves both our brand as well as that of our vendors, in that we are not under pressure to discount to free up money to buy other stuff the way most retailers do,” Connor tells The Manual.MadeHere PDX’s consignment model also gave Connor and company the ability to stand on their own and not compete directly with some of the bigger stores in Portland which might carry some of the same product. Without feeling as if it were under the gun to sell products, MadeHere capitalizes by offering bigger product lines from a diverse array of brands. Because of this, not only does the store itself have the chance to thrive, but it gives even smaller Portland companies an incredible opportunity to have their work featured.“It allows us to showcase a larger range from each brand, since they still own the inventory,” Connor continues, “this is huge because we present a much stronger line, in many cases a complete line, to the customer. They have more choice.”Aside from MadeHere PDX’s goal of spotlighting as many Portland-area entrepreneurs as possible, the way in which it gives back to that community inspires as much as any aspect of the business. At least once per month, the team at MadeHere holds seminar style talks geared towards educating local businesses, introducing new manufacturers, and helping the brands grow. Connor works closely with Portland Made Collective and ADX (Art Design Portland) founder Kelley Roy in setting up these monthly get-togethers which have, thus far, been a boon for all parties involved.“I believe in the community of businesses we’ve collected at MadeHere PDX, and in helping them to build their business,” says Connor, “we work very closely with many of them, sharing feedback, discussing packaging design, even pricing. I also believe that a customer seeing the same brands and products in multiple places will feel more comfortable buying them from a retailer.”Since the day MadeHere PDX opened last November, the store has enjoyed a steady increase in sales month over month with August coming in as the store’s second-most prosperous month since its inception. As the store continues to grow in popularity, Connor remains committed to finding new and exciting products to showcase within the store’s expertly constructed interior. Whether it be choosing to feature North Drinkware’s unique Mt. Hood Pint (which was also a massive hit on Kickstarter), or gearing up for an upcoming collection of leather sunglasses from JBird Collective, MadeHere PDX never stops looking to expand its horizons.With Portland’s seemingly endless well of unique designers and thinkers, MadeHere PDX looks poised to become another one of the Rose City’s staples alongside Powell’s Books, Voodoo Doughnuts, and Rogue Brewing. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best American Liqueur last_img read more

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