10 months agoCarragher: Van Dijk improving every player at Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Carragher: Van Dijk improving every player at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher hailed the performance of Virgil van Dijk for victory at Wolves last night.Van Dijk scored the decisive second goal at Molineux and his efforts to help his side keep a clean sheet earned him man of the match. Carragher told Sky Sports: “He makes other people play better around him. Tony Adams made the rest of that Arsenal back four better. He does the same.”He scored a great goal for Holland a few weeks ago. His goal record isn’t great considering his size but the type of goal he got there, how many centre backs would put that over the bar?”The win over Wolves sent the Merseyside club four points clear at the top of the table before Pep Guardiola’s side play Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday. last_img read more

10 months ago​Marco Silva demands Everton response

first_img​Marco Silva demands Everton responseby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarco Silva wants his side to show their quality in their next game on New Year’s Day.The Toffees ended 2018 with a disappointing loss to Brighton, which put them 10th in the league.Their manager now wants them to bounce back against Leicester City at home.”It is important to be strong again and ready for the next match in three days,” Silva told the club’s website.”We don’t have time to prepare in the normal way but that is the schedule and we have to put in our players’ minds how important the next game is.”We have to change our recent form at home and give a different answer.”It will be a tough match but we have to give 100 per cent to win it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoSarri frustration over Chelsea transfer policy continues to grow

first_imgSarri frustration over Chelsea transfer policy continues to growby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants two players to arrive at the club this month.The Blues have been linked with AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, who Sarri worked with successfully at Napoli.And the Italian hinted that his demands were not being appeased by the Chelsea board.”As you know very well I am not in control of the transfer market,” he said”In my opinion we need two players, but it’s up to the club. As you can understand, I cannot tell you where [we need to strengthen]. The club knows my opinion.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoMcTominay defends Man Utd boss Solskjaer: He’s the right man

first_imgMcTominay defends Man Utd boss Solskjaer: He’s the right manby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is fully behind the club’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.McTominay believes that Solskjaer is the right man to lead United to success domestically and in Europe.The Norwegian has come in for significant criticism after his side’s dismal start to the season.They face a tough home clash against Arsenal on Monday night.”It takes time for a new manager coming in,” the Scotland international told The Mirror. “It’s not all of a sudden just going to click straight into place.”Once Sir Alex left, it was going to take time for the club to find the right manager, and I do believe that we have the right manager now in Ole.”You see different eras in football teams – everybody goes through transitional stages and we’re going through one right now.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: N.C. State Spotted With “UNC Cheat” License Plate

first_imgNC Stae finger bumper sticker pointing at a UNC cheats license plate.Twitter/@keola_vWell, this was probably inevitable. N.C. State fans really, really don’t like North Carolina, and many have gotten a lot of joy out of the recent academic scandal in Chapel Hill. We’ve seen many fans get custom license plates, many of which are used to taunt rival fans. This “UNCCHE@T” license plate was bound to be made—the only real question was whether a Duke fan would be a State fan to the punch.School spirit I guess, lol #ncst #unc #wolfpack #tarheels #acc #ncstate #Duke pic.twitter.com/RrLYLryobI— Keola Victorino (@keola_v) July 7, 2015We’re sure the Tar Heels fans in the area really appreciate seeing this on their daily commute.last_img read more

Amaya, Buchanan to headline MLS Generation adidas class

first_imgThe 2019 MLS draft is little more than a week away and the league is putting the finishing touches on the class of college underclassmen who will headline the draft class, including one U.S. youth national team standout. U.S. Under-20 midfielder Frankie Amaya and Syracuse University forward Tajon Buchanan headline a class of seven players who have signed Generation adidas contracts, sources have confirmed to Goal. Amaya, who finished his freshman season at UCLA and started for the U.S. U-20s in their 2-0 win against Mexico in the Concaaf Championship final, heads into the draft as the highest-rated prospect available. The skilled central midfielder impressed at the Concacaf Championships, and is very much a possibility to go as the first overall selection in the 2019.  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? Canadian forward Buchanan is regarded as another one of the top prospects in the draft. The 19-year-old forward/winger was a first-team All-ACC selection, registering eight goals and four assists for Syracuse. University of Kentucky junior forward J.J. Williams will be in the running for the top pick in the draft as well. The American striker earned All-American honors for the Wildcats after scoring 18 goals and adding eight assists in 2018. University of Maryland goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair helped lead the Terrapins to an NCAA title and will be looking to follow in the professional footsteps of fellow Maryland goalkeeping alumnus Zack Steffen, who completed a transfer to Manchester City in December. A 6-foot-4 junior, St. Clair recorded 12 shutouts to help Maryland win its first NCAA title in a decade. University of North Carolina sophomore John Nelson has also signed a Generation adidas deal and should be one of the first defenders selected in the draft. The Tar Heels left back earned second-team All-ACC honors and is a former U.S. Under-17 World Cup player. Indiana University forward Griffin Dorsey was a teammate of Amaya’s on the U.S. Under-20 national team that won the Concacaf Championship in November and now joins Amaya as a Generation adidas signing. The sophomore earned first-team All-Big Ten honors on a Hoosiers team that reached the NCAA final four. Virginia Commonwealth midfielder Siad Haji is another player with a lengthy U.S. youth national team resume. The winger/attacking midfielder has played for the United States on the U-17 and U-19 level, and is expected to earn a call-up to the U.S. Under-20 team for its next camp. Hadji recorded five goals and 10 assists for VCU in 2018. The Generation adidas program is the MLS mechanism for signing top college underclassmen to go through the MLS draft. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Brad Guzan and Jack Harrison are some of the top players to pass through the program. MLS has succeeded in securing most of its top 2019 Generation adidas targets, but not all of them. U.S. Under-20 national team right back Manny Perez would be one of the highest-rated players in the 2019 draft if he signed with MLS, but is weighing transfer offers in Europe. Sources tell Goal that, as of Tuesday, signing a Generation adidas deal is still a possibility for the North Carolina State defender. UCLA forward Mohammed Kamara is another prospect who had been considered a candidate for a Generation adidas contract, but sources say he is weighing offers in Europe, with German club Paderborn a strong possibility. Akron University forward David Egbo is another player who has drawn consideration as a Generation adidas target after scoring 13 goals for a Zips squad that reached the NCAA final four, but as of Tuesday he has not signed a deal. The members of the Generation adidas class will join the top college seniors at the MLS combine, which kicks off on Saturday in Orlando, with the 2019 MLS draft set for January 10 in Chicago. Expansion side FC Cincinnati currently holds the first overall pick in the draft.last_img read more

McCormack’s Mariners departure confirmed

first_imgRoss McCormack has officially left the Central Coast Mariners in another blow for the struggling A-League club.Fresh from being thumped 5-2 by Sydney FC on Friday night , the Mariners released a statement on Saturday announcing the on-loan Scottish striker’s recall to parent club Aston Villa.McCormack  was sent back Villa for specialist treatment on a knee injury earlier in December, but was expected to be back for the Mariners’ clash against Perth Glory on New Years Eve. 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? However  the 26-year-old was spotted watching former club Motherwell play after when he was supposed to return to Australia  – in a clear sign he wasn’t coming back Down Under.— Del Sommerville (@Del1589) December 29, 2018 ​”I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners and the fans for welcoming me on the Central Coast with open arms. Although I was only there for a short period, everyone made me feel very welcome from day one.” McCormack said.”The opportunity for me to return to the UK is something that I couldn’t turn down and will allow me to see my children more, which is something that is very important to me.”I wish the playing group and coaching staff all the best for the rest of the season.”McCormack scored one goal in five appearances for the Gosford-based club – a long way short of the 14 he struck for Melbourne City last season.The Mariners have had the worst start in A-League history and remain rooted to the bottom of the table with no wins and only two points from their 11 matches.last_img read more

College Football Fans Are Freaking Out Because Of The South Bend-To-Eugene Flight Scheduled Tonight

first_imgBrian Kelly speaking at a press conference.YouTube/WatchNDIt’s FlightAware season, college football fans. Time to speculate which flights around the country could be carrying head football coaches to their new jobs.Wednesday’s action? There is a flight currently scheduled from South Bend, Indiana to Eugene, Oregon at 4:40 p.m. ET tonight. Considering some fans think Brian Kelly could be a candidate for the now-vacant Oregon job, screenshots of the flight pattern on FlightAware.com are making the rounds.BREAKING: Private Jet flying from South Bend, IN going to Eugene, OR later today. Could be a coincidence, but Oregon also fired their coach pic.twitter.com/c6zNqINjta— Chief (@BarstoolChief) November 30, 2016Well well well. Private plane flying from South Bend to Eugene, Oregon. ? pic.twitter.com/UIN4ALxdRz— Kevin Burke (@kevinjburke423) November 30, 2016Flight from South Bend to Eugene could simply be a recruiting trip. As I said, could just be a coincidence. https://t.co/sXsjzgExVY— Chief (@BarstoolChief) November 30, 2016@Matt_Fortuna Private jet going from south bend to Eugene, OR today, coincidence? Doubtful pic.twitter.com/1hrZz062gE— Geno Freeman (@PapaGeno773) November 30, 2016For anyone curious, you can see the South Bend-Eugene private flight for yourself right here: https://t.co/0o8bUVSnS1#GoDucks— Mike Konowitz (@MikeKonowitz) November 30, 2016Keep in mind, this means nothing – other than the obvious fact that college football fans love to speculate. Right?last_img read more

Watch: Mark May Doesn’t Think Ohio State Should Get Into The Playoff Without Conference Title

first_imgMark May picking against Ohio State yet again.Twitter/@TheSpunOhio State will likely be one of the four teams selected for the College Football Playoff. ESPN’s Mark May, who often criticizes the Buckeyes, does not like it.Ohio State is ranked second in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, released on Tuesday night, behind only Alabama. We only have two years of data to work with, but thus far every team to make the field has been a conference champion. Ohio State lost a tiebreaker with Penn State, which beat the Buckeyes head-to-head, and does not play in tonight’s Big Ten Championship. Still, FiveThirtyEight‘s most recent College Football Playoff forecast gives the Buckeyes a rock solid 92-percent chance to make the Playoff, in part because they do not have a chance to lose today.Mark May, often an antagonist of Ohio State football, does not like that the Buckeyes could get in over Penn State, even if the Nittany Lions win the conference championship. On ABC opposite Mack Brown, May expressed his disagreement with the Buckeyes’ candidacy.Mark May, still biased as hell when it comes to Ohio State pic.twitter.com/Jco6E21E58— The Spun (@TheSpun) December 3, 2016Penn State fans are also not big on May, and couldn’t believe that the former Pitt Panther stood up for the Nittany Lions.Mark May advocating for #PSU. Has hell frozen over?— (((Der Kommissar))) (@RadarPSU) December 3, 2016@BlueLion13126 i’m assuming this is a different Mark May and not the one that once played for Pitt . Is this like Mark May the plumber?— Cliff Dressler (@CliffDressler) December 3, 2016And 2016 continues to be weird as Mark May said Penn State should get in over Ohio State if they win tonight…— Jim (@PandaPSU) December 3, 2016Penn State has the head-to-head win over Ohio State, and can win the Big Ten with a win over Wisconsin tonight, but two losses—including a 39-point drubbing at the hands of Michigan—could be too much for James Franklin’s club to overcome.last_img read more

Lascelles hails Bruce’s Newcastle impact

first_imgNewcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has praised the tactics of Steve Bruce and said the new manager has had an immediate impact.Bruce finally joined the Magpies on July 17 after a long period of speculation over who would replace Rafael Benitez at the helm at St James’ Park.The ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss watched from the stands as his new club beat West Ham 1-0 in Shanghai to finish third in the Premier League Asia Trophy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bruce selected the Newcastle XI and novel 3-5-2 formation, but took a watching brief, allowing the interim pair of Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn to direct proceedings.Despite his absence from the touchline, Lascelles said Bruce’s influence could already be felt by the players.“We set up in a different formation today which I think suited us perfectly with our personnel,” the 25-year-old defender told the Premier League’s official website.“All of the instructions he gave to us we tried to do them to the best of our ability.“We’ve had him for two days now in training and straight away we’ve picked up and we’ve adapted very quickly.“When a new manager comes in you are always going to want to impress. The workrate has always been there because that’s what type of group we are.”It was not just Bruce’s team who were impressed with his tactics for the game.Defeated West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere was also struck by the way Newcastle set out to play and conceded that it had confused the Hammers.“In the first half I think Newcastle played well – let’s give them some credit,” the former Arsenal man said.“They set up differently to what we expected and maybe they caught us by surprise.“We didn’t know who should press the centre-back and who should stay and when you’ve got a player like [Jonjo] Shelvey in the middle controlling the game it makes it difficult.”While Bruce has convinced the players early on in his reign it may take more than a good performance in pre-season to convince the fans.The former Manchester United great admitted after his appointment that he had big boots to fill, replacing the popular Benitez, with his appointment not universally welcomed by the Toon Army support. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Vegas Computer’s Early Score Predictions For Week 6’s Biggest Games

first_imgThe Texas Longhorns cheerleaders holding Texas flags.DALLAS – OCTOBER 7: Flagbearers wave the Burnt Orange and White flags of the Texas Longhorns in the Texas endzone before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)After a wild and crazy Week 5, we can now look ahead to Week 6 of the college football season. There are a number of pivotal games on the horizon.None loom larger than the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas in Dallas, and Notre Dame’s trip to Virginia Tech Saturday night. We can’t wait for those two contests, but there are a number of other intriguing matchups on the docket as well.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 6.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.last_img read more

Former Florida State Star Going Off On Seminoles During Performance vs. Clemson

first_imgDeondre Francois being hit by a Clemson defender.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 27: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles throws a pass while under pressure in the second quarter of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Clemson vs. Florida State game, usually one of the most anticipated of the season, is an absolute joke this year. The Tigers currently lead the Seminoles 59-3 early in the fourth quarter. One former FSU star is losing his mind on Twitter.Jacobbi McDaniel, who played at Florida State from 2009-2013 and helped the program win a national title, has taken to Twitter with some thoughts on the contest. In short, he’s beyond disappointed with what the Seminoles are doing on the field.It’s hard to blame him. Florida State, after holding Clemson scoreless in the first quarter, has given up 59 points since. The team’s offense hasn’t been much better.Here’s what McDaniel had to say. Some of it is quite colorful.Debo tryna put up 35 in the first half! Sheesh lol.— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018They out there being friendly with Clemson players. And literally getting their ass beat… wow.— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018During the play you Tuck your tail between your legs,but after the play you stick ya chest out. That’s ass backwards. Am I the only one that notice that? During the play it’s nothing but after the play or side liners notice how all that wolf talk come about?? #ass #backwards— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 201852 points in your house?! This is a fucking(sorry for my language) disgrace. All of you need ya ass whipped! This has to do with pride pride pride. It’s no way Fsu should get their ass beat this bad.. what’s really going on man. Frfr. Trash as hell! Unacceptable— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018Wanna be fucking(sorry for my language once again) fashion designers and shit. I normally hold my thoughts but ya boys trash! About to get 60 hung on ya at ya own fucking stadium.— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018At an fsu game.. psh. Smh https://t.co/4TCGABP9Hz— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018It’s these players man. It’s pride!! It ain’t coaching its pride! https://t.co/1Wo50njdh6— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 201870 points?! In house??In ya house??!!!! Evrybody souls leave the stadium. They don’t deserve no ones time. This is pride man. Coaching has nothing to do with it. Jimbo has nothing to do with it. So don come at me about Jimbo nor the coaches now. Hold these kids accountable!— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018With the remaining schedule Fsu may go 4-8 wowww.— Jacobbi McDaniel (@JacobbiJustice) October 27, 2018Clemson, with the win, is now 8-0 on the season and looks like a virtual lock for the College Football Playoff.Florida State, meanwhile, falls to 4-4. The Seminoles will need to finish 2-2 to compete in a bowl game.last_img read more

Top Quarterback Being Evaluated For Injury After Being Hit With Football During Warmups

first_imgAlan Bowman runs with the ball for Texas Tech.LUBBOCK, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: Alan Bowman #10 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders scrambles with the football during the game against the Lamar Cardinals on September 08, 2018 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 77-0. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Texas Tech football is looking to shake up the College Football Playoff picture against Oklahoma tonight, but it caught some serious bad luck at halftime.The Red Raiders led OU 31-28 at the half, with Alan Bowman dealing.He was 21-for-26 for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. And yet, it is Jett Duffey behind center for the Red Raiders in the third quarter.According to a report, Alan Bowman was hit by a football during halftime warm-ups, and now he’s in the locker room for evaluations.It is unclear what exactly happened to cause a potential Alan Bowman injury, but Duffey has handled the first two drives for the Red Raiders.Bowman was in a nice shootout with Heisman candidate Kyler Murray, who had three total touchdowns but two interceptions leading to 14 Texas Tech points in the first half.Murray is taking advantage so far in half No. 2. On OU’s first drive, Murray led the team on a four-play, 69-yard scoring drive, capped by a 46 yard touchdown toss to Lee Morris.ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LEE MORRIS?? #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/IhPROzy6oP— FballMedia (@fballmedia) November 4, 2018The Sooners are driving again. They got a real scare in the first half, but Texas Tech may need to stem the tide here soon.last_img read more

4-Star QB Taulia Tagovailoa Officially Signs With Alabama

first_imgTaulia Tagovailoa ahead of taking a high school snap.AL.comTaulia Tagovailoa, younger brother of Alabama superstar quarterback Tua, committed to Alabama back in April, but that didn’t stop other big programs from trying to flip him.He wasn’t a solid commit all fall though. With his brother holding onto the starting job for at least another year, there’s seemed to be a chance that he’d blaze his own trail.Tennessee was involved, and LSU made a pretty big push on the younger Tagovailoa during the middle of the season.He remained a member of the Crimson Tide class throughout, though, and today, he made it official.Taulia Tagovailoa signed with Alabama football this morning.It probably wasn’t the most dramatic moment of the day for Crimson Tide fans, but they can let out a sigh of relief nevertheless.It’s official! Taulia Tagovailoa is headed to play for #Alabama! #RollTide ? pic.twitter.com/W8PdatS6iF— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) December 19, 2018247Sports has Tagovailoa as a four-star recruit, and the No. 110 player in his class. He is the No. 5 pro-style quarterback, and sixth-ranked player in Alabama.The Crimson Tide are expected to have the No. 1 class in the country when everything shakes out.last_img read more

Notre Dame Coach Raves About Surprising Position Group

first_img “Owusu was recruited to play Rover,” Lea said. “He’s the first true Rover that we’ve had. He really embodies what that position is meant to be. His length, his athleticism, his ability to cover…even more than [former linebacker Drue] Tranquill.“Tranquill was a Buck linebacker playing Rover. Asmar was a Mike linebacker playing Rover. Wu is a Rover. He’s 217 pounds now and I’m really excited about him. He had a really nice spring.”Notre Dame has developed some solid NFL linebackers recently. Along with Tranquill, who now plays for the Chargers, the team has developed Manti Te’o and Jaylon Smith.Great years by the linebackers have tended to follow great years by the team overall.If this group is all Lea has it cracked up to be, perhaps another trip to the College Football Playoff may be in the cards. A general view of Notre Dame's football stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: A general view of Notre Dame Stadium as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Temple Owls on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Temple 28-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is coming off a 12-0 regular season and a trip to the College Football Playoff. But after a quick exit at the hands of Clemson, the Irish will be looking to finish the job next year. One Notre Dame coach identified a position that could help lead them there.Per Irish Illustrated, Notre Dame defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clark Lea spoke glowingly about his linebacker corps. He noted that despite their lack of experience, it’s one of the best-looking groups he’s coached.“It’s as talented, athletic, long a group as I’ve coached…  When you think about the squad in 2017 and the movement and the speed and the range compared to now, I think it’s night and day. I think we’ve really come a long way.”This year’s group of linebackers is projected to consist of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Asmar Bilal, Jack Lamb, Jordan Genmark Heath, and Shayne Simon. The latter four were all four-star prospects coming out of high school.But Lea had his best reviews for Owusu-Koramoah, who referred to him as “the first real Rover that we’ve had.”last_img read more

Only ODI: Ben Foakes, Tom Curran star as England scrape past Ireland in Dublin

first_img graphs Only ODI: Ben Foakes, Tom Curran star as England scrape past Ireland in DublinWicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes scored an unbeaten 61 and all-rounder Tom Curran added 47 not out to give England a scrappy victory. advertisement commentary Reuters DublinMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 09:11 IST Tom Curran starred with ball and bat to help England beat Ireland by 4 wickets (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland (199/6) beat Ireland (198) by 4 wickets in the only ODIBen Foakes (61 not out) and Tom Curran (47 not out) starred with the bat for EnglandCurran also took 3 wickets while Liam Plunkett bagged 4 in the first inningsTom Curran and Ben Foakes put together an unbeaten 98-run partnership to help England beat Ireland by four wickets in a one-off one-dayer in Malahide on Friday.Chasing 199 to win, England slipped to 101 for six as Ireland’s 19-year-old debutant bowler Josh Little made the most of seaming conditions to claim 4-45.However, wicketkeeper-batsman Foakes scored an unbeaten 61 and all-rounder Curran added 47 not out to give the top-ranked one-day side a scrappy victory.England had won the toss and elected to bowl after the match was put back by two hours and reduced to 45 overs per side amid concerns over a soggy outfield after overnight rain.Ireland captain William Porterfield and Paul Stirling made a steady start and were 46 without loss at the end of 10 overs.But when they had reached 55, England quick Curran lured Stirling (33) into chipping the ball to a diving Jofra Archer at mid-on.Seamer Liam Plunkett removed Porterfield (17) and Lorcan Tucker (seven), before Curran added a second of his own when Joe Denly caught the experienced Kevin O’Brien (four) at backward point.The hosts were 111-6 but debutant Mark Adair hinted at a fightback as he smashed two sixes off Curran.Archer, who conceded 21 runs off his first spell of four overs on his ODI debut, returned to the attack to remove Adair with a 90 mph ball that went clean through the batsman and uprooted the off stump.Barbados-born all-rounder Archer is among a number of players who, despite being left out of England’s preliminary squad for the World Cup, will be hoping to stake a claim for a late call-up to the tournament starting May 30.advertisementPlunkett, who finished as England’s standout bowler with 4-35, and Curran picked apart the Ireland lower order as the hosts were all out with 11 balls to play.”At certain stages we knew it would be challenging, but the bowlers did a great job,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.”Three or four of us batted really poorly but Foakes was outstanding on debut … he and Curran got us over the line.”England next travel to Cardiff for a one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan on Sunday, before the two teams play a five-match ODI series starting Wednesday.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 Ireland vs EnglandFollow IRE vs ENGFollow Tom CurranFollow Ben Foakescenter_img scorecard view more view less No data available!last_img read more

University of Delhi admission form releasing date postponed, now to be out on May 24

first_imgUniversity of Delhi admission form releasing date postponed, now to be out on May 24University of Delhi admission process has been postponed due to Lok Sabha election results 2019.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 15:23 IST University of Delhi undergraduate admission process is delayed. The application forms will now be available only in the middle of next week, according to the Dean of Students Welfare.There seems to be a further delay in the commencement of the University of Delhi undergraduate admission process. The application forms will now be available only in the middle of next week, according to the Dean of Students Welfare. The application forms were expected to be available from May 20, 2019. However, Professor Rajeev Gupta on Saturday said they won’t release the forms before Thursday due to the results of the Lok Sabha elections, which will be announced on May 23, 2019.Read: DU Admissions 2019: Agency to conduct entrance exams not yet finalisedUniversity of Delhi: Application processThe application process was to start at the beginning of May, but it kept getting postponed as the preparations for the admission process has not been completed yet said Gupta.Gupta said the admission for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will begin separately. The forms for PG courses are likely to be out by May 21. The admission process for masters will begin in the next two-three days, said Gupta.University of Delhi: Entrance examsWhile the admission process for most UG courses will be on merit basis, the university will conduct entrance tests for courses such as :BA (Honours) Business Economics,Bachelor of Management Studies,Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis),B.Tech (IT and Mathematical Innovations),Bachelor of Science in Physical Education,Health Education and Sports,BA (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication,The 5-year journalism programme among others.University of Delhi: Entrance exam date The university has approached the National Testing Agency for the entrance tests.advertisementLast year there was one agency which was roped in for the registration process. This year DUCC (Delhi University Computer Centre) is doing both registration and admission and that’s the reason for the delay, Gupta said. Last year, the admission process began on May 15.Read: BSE Odisha 10th Result 2019: Date and time to be confirmed by Odisha Board soonRead: Gujarat Board Class 10 SSC Result 2019: 7.5 lakh students anxiously waiting for resultGet 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 byKajari Goswami Tags :Follow University of Delhilast_img read more

Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-off

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 12:28 IST Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-offOver 23,700 students have been admitted to the Delhi University after the first cut-off list, with experts predicting that there will be a marginal decrease in the cut-offs in the second list.DU Admissions 2019: Total number of studentsAccording to varsity authorities, 23,780 admissions took place till 8.25 pm Tuesday. Experts said that this year, the colleges have over-admitted students and will tread a cautious path in the second cut-off list.”Last year, there were only 6,000 admissions to 56,000 seats after the first cut-off list but this year the number is quite high. There are many colleges where admissions are much more than the number of seats allocated for that particular course,” an admission official said.Marginal decline in cut-offs for courses:Principals also said there will be a marginal decline in cut-offs for courses since they do not want to over-admit.According to Dr Kalpana Bhakuni, the principal of Kamala Nehru College, the second list usually sees withdrawals.”There are many students who withdraw their admission from one college and take admission to another college, if it is of their choice or the course is of their preference,” she said.(READ: DU Admission 2019 second cut off list to be out soon at du.ac.in, check all details here)Colleges to be more watchful in the second cut-off list:She said the colleges would be more watchful in the second cut-off list and the decline in the cut-offs for courses where seats are still left would see a marginal decline of 0.25 to 0.5 per cent while the slide might be in the range of 1.25 to 1.5 per cent for Hindi and Sanskrit, since there have been very few admissions.advertisementHindu College Principal Anju Srivastava also echoed similar feelings and said there would be a marginal decline in cut-offs in the second list. The college has over 800 seats and it has touched the 1,000-mark in terms of admissions, an official said.Some courses like BCom (Honours), Physical Science and Zoology will see second cut-offs but the slide will be marginal.No admission to BCom (Honours) in Kirori Mal College:In Kirori Mal College, there has not been a single admission to BCom(Honours) and the college will review its cut-offs and it is expected that there will be decline of 0.5 to 3 per cent, a professor on condition of anonymity said.”Our cut-offs for BCom (Honours) were same as that of Shri Ram College of Commerce. We understand that when it comes to the course, SRCC is the first choice, followed by Hindu and Hansraj. This year, there was not an open window provided to colleges to review their cut-offs after seeing the cut-offs of other colleges. We will assess the situation,” he added.The professor said that the college has seen admission to BCom course.Over 1,000 admissions done in Lady Shri Ram College:Lady Shri Ram College has also seen over 1,000 admissions, according to officials.No second cut-offs for BA (Honours) Economics at SRCC:SRCC has had 142 admissions under BA (Honours) Economics which as 135 seats. There won’t be a second cut-off for the course under the second cut-off list in most of the categories. However, the college will release cut-offs for the course for Economically Weaker Section and ST categories.Out of the total 552 seats available under the BCom (Honours) programme, 305 have been filled, which include a foreign student. The course will have a second cut-off list.First cut-off list:The university announced its first cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses late Thursday night, with Hindu College pegging the highest score of 99 per cent for Political Science Honours — a marginal increase over the last year. The second cut-off list will be out by Wednesday night.READ: DU Admissions 2019: Students face inconvenience due to delay in sports trialsREAD: DU Admissions 2019: Andhra students suffer after confusion over Delhi University admission processGet 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 byApoorva Anand Tags :Follow DU admissionsFollow DU cut off 2019Follow DU First cut off 2019 Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-offIn Kirori Mal College, there has not been a single admission to BCom(Honours) and the college will review its cut-offs and it is expected that there will be decline of 0.5 to 3 per cent, a professor on condition of anonymity said.advertisementlast_img read more

Pakistan have only themselves to blame: Shoaib Akhtar on World Cup debacle

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 14:17 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan need a miracle against Bangladesh on Friday to qualify for semi-finals (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland, Australia and India have sealed their spot in the semifinalsPakistan needed India or New Zealand to defeat England for a spot in the semifinalsPakistan and Bangladesh will face each other in their last group-stage fixtureFast-bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar blasted New Zealand, saying he was disappointed with the way the Black Caps played against England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.New Zealand lost to hosts England by 119 runs, all but ending Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-final of World Cup 2019. Nonetheless, Akhtar feels only Pakistan and not anyone else is responsible for their impending exit from the 50-over tournament in England.”I was disappointed with the way New Zealand played against England. They didn’t give any fight and meekly surrendered before England. They played like amateurs. They didn’t play quality cricket,” Shaoib Akhtar said in his YouTube channel.Pakistan suffered a massive defeat to arch-rivals India in their June 16 meeting in Manchester but have played a different brand of cricket ever since. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men are on a 3-match unbeaten run after having outclassed the likes of South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.Pakistan wanted a few results to go their way, especially against England. They would have benefitted had India and New Zealand defeated the hosts in their last 2 league matches but Eoin Morgan’s men stormed into the semi-final with wins over the 2 teams.Akhtar pointed out that Pakistan’s World Cup-opening defeat to West Indies and their 46-run loss to Australia were 2 matches that influenced their current standing in the World Cup points table.”The match against West Indies cost us badly. Then their match against Sri Lanka got abandoned. After that, they lost the game to Australia which they should have won. These three matches made it very difficult for Pakistan. They themselves have got out of the tournament. Nobody else is responsible for their loss,” Akhtar said.advertisementMeanwhile, Akhtar also urged Pakistan to give it their all and play for pride in their final group-stage match against Bangladesh.”All is not lost still. We have to play for our pride against Bangladesh. Pakistan has to make sure they don’t get humiliated and therefore they should play good cricket against Bangladesh,” Akhtar added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan need lightning to strike Bangladesh team, jokes Mohammad YousufAlso Read | World Cup 2019: I should have won the Australia match for Pakistan, rues Imam-ul-HaqAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow team PakistanFollow Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan have only themselves to blame: Shoaib Akhtar on World Cup debacleICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said the defeats to West Indies and Australia have costed Pakistan a chance to qualify for the semi-final of the World Cup in England.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma chill out together in Jamaica

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 19:05 IST Team India visited High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica after series triumph. (Twitter/@hcikingston)HIGHLIGHTSAnushka Sharma joined Virat Kohli as Team India visited the High Commissioner’s residence in JamaicaTeam India clean swept the Test series 2-0 against West IndiesIt was also India’s 8th successive Test series win over the West IndiesAnushka Sharma joined husband Virat Kohli as the Indian team cricketers paid a visit to the High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica during the course of the Test series against West Indies.The official Twitter page of Jamaica High Commission shared the pictures of the meeting. “A welcome reception was hosted by H.E Sevala Naik, High Commissioner and Mrs. Sunitha Naik in honour of visiting Indian Cricket Team led by Mr. Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian National Team,” the official page tweeted out.India registered a resounding 318-run victory in the first Test and handed a mammoth 257-run defeat to West Indies in the final Test in Jamaica to go on the top of the World Championships points table with 120 points.It was also India’s 8th successive Test series win over the West Indies and their first series sweep in the Caribbean.A welcome reception was hosted by H.E Sevala Naik, High Commissioner and Mrs. Sunitha Naik in honour of visiting Indian Cricket Team led by Mr. Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian National Team. pic.twitter.com/XzXCBFBYDaIndia in Jamaica (@hcikingston) August 29, 2019On the course, Virat Kohli also became the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket as he beat MS Dhoni’s record with his 28th win in the longest format.Virat Kohli has been joined by his wife Anushka Sharma since the start of the West Indies tour where India won the swept the 3-match T20I series, won the ODI series 2-0 and won the Test series 2-0.advertisementKL Rahul went alongside skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.Anushka Sharma was also seen enjoying her time with husband Virat Kohli and other Indian team players on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.Recently, a video went viral where Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were caught off guard when a 7-year-old fan offered to give his autograph to them instead. Kohli and Anushka could be seen waiting patiently and smiling from ear to ear as the boy signed a piece of paper and handed it over to the cricketer.Captain Virat Kohli’s next challenged starts when India will take on South Africa in the three-match T20I series and same number of Test matches. The first T20I is to begin from September 15 in Dharamshala.Also Read | Steve Smith edges past Virat Kohli to become No.1 Test batsmanAlso Read | Virat Kohli: Is India’s most successful Test skipper necessarily the greatest?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 Team IndiaFollow Anushka Sharma Next Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma chill out together in JamaicaAnushka Sharma joined Virat Kohli as the Indian team was invited at the High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica. India swept the Test series 2-0 against West Indies.advertisementlast_img read more