first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Helsingborgs veteran Andreas Granqvist concedes Man Utd dream likely overby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHelsingborgs veteran Andreas Granqvist admits a mooted move to Manchester United is now unlikely.The defender was linked with a free transfer to United earlier this season.But speaking to Fotboll Direkt, Granqvist said: “With 99.9 per cent certainty, we can kill the speculation here and now.“It would be quite sensational, but I don’t think it will happen. Then I do not know if I want to.”It’s with Helsinborgs I want to be.” last_img

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG star Neymar: Without Mourinho, Man Utd will be very differentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG star Neymar admits Manchester United are a different proposition after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.PSG and United will meet in the Champions League round of 16.”I was happy [with the draw], they will be two great matches between two great sides,” Neymar told PSG’s official website.”We know the quality that Manchester United have and we know that their players have a winning mentality.”The coach has changed and it will be a different playing style – they’re in the process of changing things up – but we know the quality they have.”I love the big matches and it’s always a pleasure to play in them.“I’m very happy to be taking on Manchester United.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri for Arsenal winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with Samir Nasri’s performance for victory over Arsenal.Declan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner on the day.Nasri made an encouraging Premier League debut too, lessening a headache Pellegrini had in the midfield area.“He kept with the pace [of the game] for the 65 minutes. I think he could have continued, but I didn’t want to take the risk.“He gave us what we need as a team, because in that position, with Lanzini’s injury, Yarmolenko’s injury, we needed him. I was sure that if Samir wanted to be the player he was before he would do it.” last_img read more

first_img​Man Utd hero Ince: Solskjaer has nobody that excitesby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have enough exciting players in his squad.Ince, who has often served as a vocal critic of Solskjaer and the club’s management structure, believes the team does not have a squad good enough to challenge at the top end.United are struggling at the start of the season, losing their most recent Premier League game to West Ham United.”I said last year – and got ridiculed for it – that Ole shouldn’t have got the Manchester United job at the stage he did. I stand totally by that comment,” Ince told Paddy Power.”Everyone got sucked into the start he’d made, without looking at the fixtures they had. It’s a result-based business, and that’s fine, but you can’t ignore performances.”Now, though, having decided he’s the man, giving him a long-term project and buying into his vision, they have to stick with him.”Irrespective of whether they win or lose at the weekend, he’s their man. There are no two ways about it, they’ve made their bed, and right now they’re lying in it.”They can’t be sacking their manager and abandoning the strategy, based on a few results. United will win games, people will get excited again, then they’ll lose and it’ll be back to crisis mode.”They’re the biggest team in the world, they’ll be on the back pages no matter what. That’s what comes with being a Manchester United player or manager.”But they no longer have that presence in terms of intimidating opponents. Teams know they can get something from them now, even at Old Trafford. Right now, United are vulnerable.”Chelsea already have a clearer vision. I think of Ole in the same way as I do Frank Lampard. Two young managers lacking experience, who have been thrown into two massive clubs.”But, if you gave me the choice of who I’d rather be watching this season, it’d be Chelsea all day long – and that hurts me as a former United captain.”Can anybody tell me what United are trying to do? Because I have no idea”They’re so reliant on the young lad Daniel James – who is brilliant, but was in the Championship with Swansea last season – it’s crazy.”There’s nobody there that excites me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: I’m not here to be famousby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists he doesn’t care about being famous. Woodward has the bore of the brunt of criticism from the United faithful over his recruitment decisions in recent seasons.But Woodward says he is committed to turning the club into a successful on and off the field.”I understand the scrutiny; it’s part of the job. And I don’t want to be famous and can’t be mates with the players,” he said. “But we have to do everything we possibly can to get back to winning the Premier League. We are not successful until we do. Second is not success – we have to win the Premier League.” last_img read more

first_imgUNC players celebrate in the locker room after beating Duke.YouTube/UNCTarHeelsTVThere are few things better in sports than beating your rival. UNC lost a heartbreaker at home to Duke earlier this season, but paid them back on Saturday night with a massive win at Cameron Indoor Stadium to lock up the ACC regular season championship. After the game, the team was absolutely exuberant in the locker room. Late last night, UNC posted an awesome video of the celebration. UNC is the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament, and is a favorite to claim one of the top seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It is definitely a good time for the Tar Heels.last_img

first_imgESPN College Football promotion.TennesseeTennessee will finish the 2016 regular season ranked No. 1 in the country, according to an acclaimed prediction model. McIllece Sports, which attempts to predict how the season will play out using 70,000 full season simulations, has released its top 25. This isn’t a preseason top 25, though. It’s a prediction of what the top 25 poll will look like at the end of the regular season. Here’s the top 10. Coming up! We’ll talk to the man behind this @mcillecesports poll that predicted Tennessee to finish the season #1 pic.twitter.com/jXCzhaKSSS— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 1, 2016Here’s the full top 25:1. Tennessee 2. Alabama 3. Washington 4. Ohio State 5. Michigan 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Florida State 9. Notre Dame 10. UCLA 11. Clemson 12. LSU 13. Louisville 14. West Virginia 15. North Carolina 16. Houston 17. San Diego State 18. Iowa 19. Boise State 20. Florida 21. USC 22. Ole Miss 23. Oregon 24. Texas 25. Pittsburgh—–Who do you think is going to finish the regular season ranked No. 1?[McIllese Sports]last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid boss Santiago Solari has been urged to keep faith with Vinicius Junior amid the teenager’s growing presence with Los Blancos.The 18-year-old has started the last two La Liga games and begun as a central striker alongside Karim Benzema – who suffered a fractured finger during the game – in the 2-1 win over Real Betis.Vinicius is likely to lead the attack for the Copa del Rey round-of-16 second leg against Leganes on Wednesday – though Solari has gone on record saying Benzema is the club’s only recognised No.9. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Frenchman has undergone surgery but will play through the pain barrier as Real look to reassert themselves in pursuit of a Champions League place.Former Spain international and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta wants to see Vinicius given a more prominent role in the Real first team, even if it comes in a wide role.”He definitely brings something different to this Real Madrid team, they are playing with a player that is different,” the 44-year-old told Eleven Sports.| Vazquez, Isco, Bale or Vinicius? | @GaizkaMendieta6: “The way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone.”Watch #VivaLaLiga || https://t.co/523PpQZlPx pic.twitter.com/fyKaY9Egr0— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) January 16, 2019″No-one does those runs, passes and moves, takes on defenders or opponents like he does or the way he does at the moment.”That is why he has to play every game at the moment for Real Madrid. He is a key player.”Lucas Vasquez is totally fit and Bale is totally fit. It is the decision for to the manger Solari who he thinks is the best player for each match.”If they’re all fit I think [Gareth] Bale would be first choice but the way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone.”People mention Isco all the time, but if you’ve got this guy why play with Isco?”Welshman Bale has only featured once this year due to a calf problem which Solari insists is not serious, but will keep him out against Leganes.Vazquez and Isco are expected to start in the wide positions, with Vinicius playing through the middle as Real bid to protect their 3-0 win from the first leg at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Greg Schiano with his hand on his chin.TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Tom Herman is the hottest coaching candidate in college football. He’s not the coach Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt would hire, though.Joel Klatt, a college football analyst for Fox Sports, appeared on Colin Cowherd’s The Herd this afternoon. During his appearance, he said he’d hire another current Ohio State assistant over Houston’s Tom Herman.“I’d take (Ohio State defensive coordinator) Greg Schiano over Tom Herman,” Klatt said. “I’d take him over (Notre Dame head coach) Brian Kelly.”Klatt expounded on his reasoning, saying Schiano’s success at Rutgers makes him more of an intriguing candidate than Herman, who’s had success at Houston but not for very long. “He’s had success for like 32 seconds,” Klatt joked.And as far as Schiano > Kelly goes, Klatt said he doesn’t like how the Fighting Irish head coach treats his players. “Brian Kelly blames his players,” Klatt said. “I’m a players guy.” Kelly is believed to be somewhat on the hot seat after Notre Dame’s brutal start.Schiano, 50, went a very respectable 68-67 during his time as Rutgers’ head coach. He’s certainly a decent head coach candidate this offseason. And if Urban Meyer’s history means anything, he’ll probably go on to be very successful in his next gig.But if you’re, say, Texas, would you even consider hiring Schiano over Herman? Highly doubtful.last_img read more

first_imgMegan Rapinoe has had a summer to remember.  She has won a World Cup, along with the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot for the competition, locking in her legacy as one of the all-time greats of women’s soccer.  There have also been memorable moments off the field, most notably her claiming she wasn’t “going to the f**king White House” and an angry response from U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he criticized her for being disrespectful to the flag and the country.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Trump also implored her to win before talking.  Rapinoe has done that now, and despite the harsh words from one of the world’s leaders, thinks the spat with the ever-aggressive Trump will be a good thing in the long run.  “Honesty, I see it as a positive thing,” she said in an appearance on ESPN alongside team-mate Alex Morgan. “I think when it was happening we did keep a really tight bubble and the whole group was so supportive of me, but it did feel positive in a way.  “Obviously, I think the tweets were negative in tone as he usually does, but I think we just even more so realized in that moment we’re so much more than what we are on the field. And I think this team really understands and is so prideful that we do carry with us other people when we step out on the pitch. “It’s the game of course and we want to win, but knowing the impact that we have already had and knowing the impact that we were going to have when we came home, the motivation of just that alone is incredible. I really feel like we do this for our group, for ourselves, for our team, for our staff, for our friends and family and for everyone. I think we always want to try to bring more people into the conversation. We want to have the conversation, we want to open it up to everyone. “I think obviously we are very lucky to wear the shirt and represent America in a way that no team really does. We’re very lucky to play all types of games all year long and I think we do an incredible job of representing every American.” Rapinoe InfantinoIt’s also clear that Rapinoe will continue to push for social justice. Following the USWNT’s win on Sunday, she called for changes from FIFA and U.S. Soccer in the pay structure of soccer, where women at the highest level are paid far less than their male counterparts.  “Everyone’s asking what’s next and what we want to come all of this – it’s to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it,” Rapinoe said immediately following the match, before calling on both FIFA president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro to step up and address the issue.  “What are we going to do about it? Gianni, what are we going to do about it? Carlos, what are we going to do about it? Everyone. It’s time to sit down with everyone and really get to work.” She was no less adamant in Tuesday’s interview, claiming that her and the rest of the USWNT want to be at the forefront of positive change.  “We want to change the world,” she said. “We want to change the way that people look at us, that people look at young girls, that people look at young boys. We want to change the game forever.”last_img read more

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 06: A general view of Ohio Stadium during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Ohio Bobcats on September 6, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the 2020 recruiting class has arrived at his decision. He’s staying home.Paris Johnson, a five-star offensive tackle of Cincinnati has committed to Ohio State. He chose the Buckeyes basically every other major program. The 16-year-old held 44 offers, including offers from Alabama, Florida State, and Notre Dame, among others.The 6-foot-7 sophomore announced his decision on Twitter.“I’m Staying Home!!” he tweeted.I’m Staying Home!! #GoBucks #Committed pic.twitter.com/Mk8szu6k33— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) June 29, 2018Johnson is a product of St. Xavier in Cincinnati.The five-star offensive tackle is Ohio State’s third commitment in the 2020 class. The Buckeyes are off to a hot start in the 2020 cycle and own the Big Ten’s No. 1 class.Urban Meyer and company are off and rolling in 2020 with the No. 1 player from the state of Ohio.last_img read more

first_imgBoston College's football team huddled up on the field.CHESTNUT HILL, MA – OCTOBER 07: The Boston College Eagles huddle during the second half of their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)One of the nation’s best players reportedly won’t suit up for his team today.AJ Dillon, arguably the best running back in college football, has been sidelined the past few weeks with an ankle injury. Despite getting some much-needed time to rest, it looks like he’ll be on the sideline once again today.Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel reports that Dillon won’t play this afternoon against Louisville as he recovers from an ankle injury.Here’s the report.Source: Star running back AJ Dillon will not play for Boston College against Louisville today. This is the second consecutive game he’s missed with a left ankle injury.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 13, 2018It’s a huge blow to the Boston College offense that revolves around the star running back. Dillon sits at No. 11 in the country in rushing with 652 yards despite not seeing the field last weekend against NC State.The Eagles failed to find a win against NC State last week and needs to find a way to take down Louisville today to move one step closer to a bowl game.With four wins on the season, BC is knocking on the door of the postseason.last_img read more

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Athletes all across America got into the Halloween spirit by dressing in costumes on Wednesday.Among some of the more high-profile stars is Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.Murray decided to go all out on his costume this year by donning a NASA space suit and a football helmet.The results speak for themselves. Take a look:Kyler Murray dressed up as an astronaut for Halloween.well, his play is — wait for it — out of this world. pic.twitter.com/tru39tzMp7— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) October 31, 2018Not bad. Not bad at all.Murray is thriving in his first year as Oklahoma’s starter.He has the team sitting pretty at 7-1 and is poised to add to their lead in the Big 12 title chase this weekend when the Sooners take on Texas Tech.Murray transferred to Oklahoma from Texas A&M in late-2015 and spent 2017 as backup to eventual Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield.Since taking over the starting job this year he and the Sooners have been unstoppable. He has 28 TDs, only three INTs, while completing 73.2% of his passes for over 2,300 yards.last_img read more

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC head coach Clay Helton hasn’t been fired by the Trojans – yet, anyway. We’re officially on Clay Helton Watch today.The Trojans lost to Notre Dame on Saturday night, dropping to 5-7 on the season.USC’s athletic director, Lynn Swann, said after the game that an announcement on Helton would be coming soon. Helton told reporters after the game that Swann had told him better days were coming.ABC’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit were saying during the game that you shouldn’t be surprised if Helton returns in 2019.Will that actually be the case?Colin Cowherd, who’s close to the USC program, says that the major boosters are calling for Helton to be fired.“According to ABC announcers, Clay Helton is safe. If safe now means top USC boosters have told Lynn Swann to fire him, then yes, he is safe,” he tweets.According to ABC announcers, Clay Helton is safe. If safe now means top USC boosters have told Lynn Swann to fire him, then yes, he is safe.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 25, 2018An official announcement on Helton’s future could be coming today.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_imgA general view of Missouri's football field.COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Missouri Tigers on September 16, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Missouri has hit the transfer jackpot so far this offseason, landing former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant and former Arkansas wide receiver Jonathan Nance. Could another major piece be on the way?According to a new report from 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, the Tigers are a “strong option” for ex-Miami wide receiver Jeff Thomas. Thomas was dismissed by the Hurricanes last month.Per Wiltfong, Thomas looked like a “done deal” to Illinois but that looks like it is changing. The Illini might be outdone by their neighbors in Missouri.Meanwhile, a source around the Missouri program likes the way things are trending for Thomas, a former East St. Louis (Ill.) High standout who signed with the Hurricanes in the 2017 recruiting class as the nation’s No. 5 receiver and No. 40 prospect overall per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.Prior to getting kicked off the team at Miami, Thomas hauled in 35 receptions for 563 yards and three touchdowns this season. He grabbed 17 passes for 374 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman in 2017.Thomas has two years of eligibility remaining wherever he winds up.Thomas was the No. 2 player in the state of Illinois and a four-star prospect in the class of 2017.last_img read more

first_img Just awful to hear about the passing of David Sadler, Mike’s dad. Via the @Sadler_3 Foundation’s Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/wZAQnyoVQd— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) August 9, 2019Michael Sadler was a punter for four years at Michigan State, playing in 54 games for the Spartans from 2011 to 2014.He would record 268 punts for an average of 42.2 yards per punt during his career.In 2014, Sadler was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor in 2014 for outstanding athletic and academic achievement.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Sadler’s family and loved ones. A closeup of a Michigan State Spartans football helmet.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 15: A Michigan State Spartans helmet on the bench during a college football game against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 15, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. The Spartans won 37-15. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)The terrible tragedy that befell the Sadler family several years ago has taken yet another sad turn. David Sadler, the father of Michigan State punter Michael Sadler, has passed away.Per an announcement by the Michael Sadler Foundation, David Sadler passed away this week. The cause of death has not been released.“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Sadler, Karen’s husband and father of Michael and Katie. The family will be holding a private memorial service. Gifts in his memory may be made to Michael Sadler Foundation…David Sadler helped establish the Michael Sadler Foundation following the death of his son in a car accident in 2016. He was only 24 years old.Nebraska punter Sam Foltz also lost his life in the accident.last_img read more

first_img Next Outdoor matches suspended at Australian Open due to heat wave and blackoutsCrowds were only expected to gather later in the day for the men’s semi finals between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Lucas Pouille of France, ranked 31.advertisement Reuters MelbourneJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 13:42 IST It was the second day that heat had affected play at Melbourne Park (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFirefighters went on alert as the mercury crept towards an expected maximum of 44 degrees CelsiusThe roof at the Rod Laver arena was closed on Thursday for the women’s semi-finals matchIn the southern island state of Tasmania, officials issued eight emergency warningsScorching temperatures suspended play at the Australian Open tennis grand slam in Melbourne on Friday, expected to be the hottest day in a decade, as a week-old heat wave brought power outages and left streets bare in the business district.Firefighters went on alert as the mercury crept towards an expected maximum of 44 degrees Celsius (111 F), the highest since Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 that killed about 180 people in the southeastern state of Victoria.”Glam Slam and Australian Tennis Championships matches have been suspended on all outside courts at Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve,” tournament organisers said on social media.It was the second day that heat had affected play, after the roof at the Rod Laver arena was closed on Thursday for the women’s semi finals match.But the blistering heat did not stop the world No. 4, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, from taking to the practice courts early, ahead of Saturday’s women’s final, where she faces the world number 6, the Czech Petra Kvitova.Crowds were only expected to gather later in the day for the men’s semi finals between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Lucas Pouille of France, ranked 31.Fire officials in the state’s north set the danger rating to “extreme,” while bushfires raging out of control around eastern Timbarra prompted an emergency warning to campers.In the southern island state of Tasmania, officials issued eight emergency warnings.”We’ve got a lot of fire in the landscape,” state fire official Andrew McGuinness told broadcaster ABC. “Some of those fires are quite large. And already, we’re seeing quite nasty fire weather conditions.”advertisementIn Victoria, home to 4 million people, rolling power outages of two hours each could hit about 60,000 homes, after blackouts on Thursday in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which saw temperatures hit 46.2 C (115.16 F), surpassing a record set in 1939.Australia’s power operator again ordered industrial users to ease back and reduce pressure on Victoria’s overburdened grid, including an aluminium smelter owned by Alcoa in the town of Portland.Only a few people sat under the umbrellas outside Melbourne cafes that are usually heaving by midday, while ice cream melted slowly in the open-air store front of a Ben and Jerry’s that had no customers.Still, some businesses were banking on more patrons as temperatures cool ahead of a long weekend anchored by Saturday’s national holiday, Australia Day.”Days like this attract more customers for us,” said Charlotte Jobling, of the Ice Bar in the trendy Fitzroy district.”Although the streets are a bit quieter, people who are out and about are more likely to come inside. We are hopeful for a full-on evening tonight.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Australian Open 2019Follow Heat waveFollow Melbourne heat wavelast_img read more

first_imgPCB reacts after CCI removes Imran Khan posters: Will take this up with ICC and BCCIIMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League in the wake of Pulwama terror attack last week. At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives on Thursday after a car loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 08:36 IST Imran Khan portrait has been removed from Cricket Club of India (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League in the wake of Pulwama terror attackCricket Club of India removed the portrait of Imran KhanAt least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives in the terror attack on February 14The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed its “disappointment” after Pakistan Super League coverage was suspeded in India and also the portrait of Imran Khan was removed from the Cricket Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. The steps were taken in the wake of Pulwama terror attack last week.IMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League, meaning the PSL will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production services.At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives on Thursday after a car loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League got underway on Thursday (February 14), on the day the terrorists attacked the security forces.”We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining HBL PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place, and we are confident we will be in a position to announce the new partner on Monday after the completion of the formalities,” PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan said.Wasim added: “The PCB has also noted the recent turn of events and expresses its extreme disappointment as we have always believed and emphasised that sports and politics should be kept separate. History tells us that sports, particularly cricket, have always played a key role in building bridges between people and countries.”Unfortunately, denying India cricket fans the right to follow HBL PSL by blocking all digital coverage as well as covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions.advertisement”The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCI and the ICC at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.”DSport were expected to stop the telecast in India from the second day of the league but due to some technical problems they were not able to do so. However, DSport blacked out their broadcast from the fifth game which was played from 9:30 PM IST on Saturday.On Saturday, Cricket Club of India in Mumbai removed the portrait of Imran Khan, former Pakistan captain and now the Prime Minister of the country, after the attack.Imran Khan’s portrait found a place in the prestigious club’s ‘All rounder’ restaurant as well as a Pakistan team photograph involving him on one of the walls of the club. Both have now been removed.”We know which country is behind the terror attack. It was decided that the sentiments of the people of the country were to be upheld and therefore the move to remove his portrait,” a senior committee member told India Today.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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Imran KhanFollow Wasim AkramFollow Pakistan Super Leaguelast_img read more

first_img Next India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 09:28 IST Ziva Dhoni waves the Indian flag in Manchester (Instagram/@ziva_singh_dhoni)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat West Indies by 125 runs in Manchester on ThursdayIndian team had a huge crowd support throughout the matchMS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva also egged on the Men in Blue to win the matchIndia managed to maintain their unbeaten run at the ongoing World Cup 2019 when they beat West Indies by a huge margin of 125 runs in Manchester on Thursday. Riding on fifties from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, India posted 268/7 in their 50 overs before bundling their opponents out for a mere 143.Dhoni’s daughter Ziva, who is the cynosure of all eyes whenever she is present around the cricket field, was once again seen cheering on her father’s team. In a video posted on her official Instagram account, Ziva can be seen continuously waving the Indian flag as the Indians try to bowl out West Indies on the field.This is not the first time Ziva has made the news for her antics in this World Cup. A day before India’s win against Afghanistan, Ziva, along with her mother Sakshi Dhoni, spent time at Hyde Park, London, in an unsual way.In a video posted on Sakshi Dhoni’s Instagarm account, she was seen sitting on Ziva Dhoni’s pram for a joyride in the park as the mother and daughter duo also had a short race between them.Speaking after the win, Kohli said he is happy with the way the bowlers have stepped up for India in their last 2 World Cup 2019 matches.advertisement”I can’t complain, we just became No. 1 yesterday as far as rankings are concerned, to be honest, we are playing that way for a while, need to continue that way. Things haven’t gone our way with the bat in the last two games, but we have still done well to win, that’s being the most pleasing thing,” Kohli added.Also Read | Manchester is blue: Virat Kohli flaunts India support after World Cup win over West IndiesAlso Read | WATCH: Sakshi Dhoni steals Ziva Dhoni’s pram for a joyrideFor 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 MS DhoniFollow Ziva Singh DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni has a fun day out as India beat West IndiesAs MS Dhoni and his Indian teammates fought hard against the West Indies in Manchester during their World Cup 2019 encounter, Ziva Dhoni made her presence felt in the stands, cheering for the Men in Blue.advertisementlast_img read more