About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: You need luck to win Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed his players for their Carabao Cup victory at ArsenalDele Alli and Son Heung-min struck for the 2-0 win.Pochettino remarked: “The level of energy we showed was fantastic. From the first round we played Watford at Milton Keynes, West Ham at the London Stadium and now Arsenal and now we play Chelsea. “Look how difficult it is to win a cup if you don’t have a little luck. When people talk about winning a cup it’s not only performing well, it’s also to have some luck and when you compete in these type of games, derbies, in-between when you need to win in the Champions League, trying to fight for big things, it’s so tough, so difficult, that’s why I am so pleased and congratulate the players because the effort is amazing.”
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid keeper Luca Zidane proud of start with Racing Santanderby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Luca Zidane is delighted with his form on-loan at Racing Santander.Luca is already a fans’ favourite thanks to a string of outstanding performances.He told : “I really wanted to have a new project and, of course, like every player, I wanted to start well in my new team and the truth is that it has been like that. I stopped a penalty in my first game. “I just want to keep it up!”I came because I liked the project, but also because the coach and the club gave me the confidence.”On coach Ivan Ania, he stated: “Each coach is as he is. Ivan has a lot of character and a lot of personality and the truth is that the whole team is with him.”And on his future, Luca added: “I don’t look back. I am happy here. It’s going to be a great season and we’ll see what happens next year.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Young lads have held their ownby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the young players at the club have held their own in recent weeks.United have become increasingly reliant on youngsters as the injuries pile up.The likes of Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Brandon Williams have seen their playing time increase.And Solskjaer is happy with what they have produced for the first team so far.He told Gary Neville during a Sky Sports interview: “I’m very happy with the young boys.”You’ve got to put this question in a couple of brackets, really. “They’ve stepped in during difficult circumstances, at a difficult time with loads of injuries to key players. But I feel they’ve held their own.”We’ve had a few debuts in Europe and in the league. “I don’t think it’s the young boys that you can say we expect more from because this club is also full of experienced internationals and medal-winners, championship winners. “I don’t think the young ones have put a foot wrong.”
It would appear that Miami football head coach Al Golden has a situation on his hands. Hurricanes junior defensive back Antonio Crawford, a key contributor on defense this past season, was not at practice Sunday morning. Furthermore, Crawford tweeted some cryptic messages last night about the way he’s being treated. One of his messages read “I’m out.”Golden says Antonio Crawford was expected at practice today (wasn’t here). Says he wants to deal with things internally before commenting.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) February 22, 2015Here are screenshots of the tweets in question.We’ll keep you updated as to when Golden has an official update on the matter.
MORGANTOWN, WV – SEPTEMBER 09: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks to pass during the second quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Mountaineer Field on September 9, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)College football’s bowl season is almost here, and ESPN already has its prediction for every matchup, including an intriguing showdown between West Virginia and Syracuse.The Mountaineers own an 8-3 record, as Will Grier looks to finish his collegiate career with a victory. The Orange have a surprising 9-3 record under Dino Babers, and the only blowout loss came against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.With both programs ready to battle in the Camping World Bowl, expect a high-scoring matchup.Here is ESPN’s prediction:A Big East rivalry is renewed with two fun-loving coaches — Dana Holgorsen and Dino Babers — who love to sling the ball around. Senior quarterbacks Will Grier (WVU) and Eric Dungey (Syracuse) both put up big numbers but Grier and his receivers will be the difference in a high-scoring game.Prediction: West Virginia 48, Syracuse 45West Virginia and Syracuse are set to kick off at 5:15 p.m. ET on Dec. 28.The game will be on ESPN.
Next Miami Open: Roger Federer eases past Denis Shapovalov to set up final vs John IsnerRoger Federer is all set for his fifth Miami Open finals against John Isner after his victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 12:25 IST Roger Federer hits a shot to Denis Shapovalov during the Miami Open semifinals (AP photo)Roger Federer cruised into his fifth Miami Open final with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov on Friday.Federer was dominant in service and broke the 19-year-old three times to set up a final with American John Isner, who beat 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4).Federer took control of his semi-final early, breaking Shapovalov in the third game as his young opponent shanked a backhand.Federer broke again in the third game of the second set and served his way into the final against defending champion Isner, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament this year.Staying peRFect. See you in the final, Roger.@rogerfederer | #miamiopen pic.twitter.com/UiezzSdtN2Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 30, 2019Isner, however, had to battle back in both sets against the 18-year-old Canadian, who led 5-3 in each set but was unable to seal the win.”For sure (it was) nerves,” said Auger-Aliassime, the youngest men’s semi-finalist in the tournament’s 35-year history.”It’s like I caught a virus or something. I don’t know. I couldn’t put a second serve anymore.Even the first serve, if you put it in, you don’t have to hit the second serve. That’s just very tough to swallow,” he said.Auger-Aliassime had appeared unbothered by being on the big stage against the crowd favourite playing attacking, aggressive tennis that rewarded him with the early break in each set.Yet serving for the set, the 18-year-old’s inexperience and nerves were exposed when he produced three of his seven double faults and opened the door for the 33-year-old American who went on to take the first tiebreak 7-3.advertisementAuger-Aliassime regrouped and was on the attack again in the second, grabbing the early break to nose in front 4-2.Again serving for the set at 5-3, he let Isner back in the contest as the American got back on serve with the help of yet another Auger-Aliassime double fault.Big man making big moves. @JohnIsner | #miamiopen pic.twitter.com/PDG2EbRmseMiami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 29, 2019While Auger-Aliassime was misfiring, Isner’s serve was booming, as he blasted 21 aces past his opponent.”I think it (experience) may have helped a little bit,” said Isner.”But you see a lot of times where someone can have all the experience in the world or some teams can have all the experience in the world and they don’t come through against an inexperienced opponent.”Maybe he was a little bit fatigued because he came through qualifying. So could have been a little bit of inexperience and maybe a little bit of fatigue, also.”Big man making big moves. @JohnIsner | #miamiopen pic.twitter.com/PDG2EbRmseMiami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 29, 2019Also Read | Miami Open: Federer outclasses Anderson to set up semi-final vs ShapovalovAlso Read | Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Medvedev to set up quarter-final vs Kevin AndersonAlso Read | Miami Open: Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth roundAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstanceFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Miami Open 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow Denis Shapovalov
MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write its scriptsIPL 2019: MS Dhoni almost took Chennai Super Kings home against Royal Challengers Bangalore but fans social media had nothing but respect for the CSK skipper. commentary graphs No data available! advertisement view more view less scorecard Anita Jat BengaluruApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 15:59 IST MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 84 from 48 balls but failed to take CSK home (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 runMS Dhoni’s 48-ball 84 not out went in vain in Bengaluru on SundayDhoni became the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in the IPLThe Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday witnessed a nail-bitting IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore as MS Dhoni almost pulled off a 161-run chase by hitting three sixes in the last over but fell a run short as the Virat Kohli side managed to save themselves from elimination in the Indian Premier League 2019.Skipper MS Dhoni hammered is career-best unbeaten 84 off 48 balls, but failed to take his side to a win.Chennai needed 26 off the last over with MS Dhoni as charged as live wire on strike. The match had almost slipped into RCB’s hands but Dhoni hit a four and sent three balls over the fence off Umesh Yadav, leaving his side needing 2 off the last ball.Dhoni took a single off the last ball but missed to steer it behind the point. Shardul Thakur sprinted to take the last run but couldn’t reach the crease and was run out by RCB wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.As the match went into a nerve-wracking last-ball-decider, social media too could not control their emotions.Have a look at how Twitter exploded with these reactions from the fans -Uff! Some game! Cricket needs Dhoni to write its scripts.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 21, 2019Wow! What a fantastic game of cricket #RCBvCSKVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 21, 2019Mahi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai…..his calmness in a run-chase is a case-study. Kya player hai boss #RCBvCSK #IPL #DhoniAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 21, 2019Is there anyone better than MS Dhoni in world cricket when it comes to being there & finish off games ? It’s not just about striking, it’s about backing himself & being calculative. Top innings from him. Unfortunate to have lost by 1 run but Bloody Brilliant @ChennaiIPL #RCBvCSKadvertisementHemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 21, 2019That was special from Dhoni. 26 needed of the last over and nearly pulling it off. #RCBvCSKMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 21, 2019Vo tha, Vo hai, and Vo Rahega..Yes he is the world best finisher.. #Thala You beauty #Dhoni #RCBvCSK pic.twitter.com/3F9slSIBt7Sharwan Chouhan (@Sharwan62566372) April 21, 2019Umesh Yadav Before The Last Over. pic.twitter.com/W56nvuiUuMAkhil Chhawal (@akhil_chhawal) April 21, 2019When everything is dependent on a single run, this is how you dive Thakur bro…@GautamGambhir#Dhoni #RCBvCSK pic.twitter.com/oKeaCV6470Surey (@sureyamarnath) April 21, 2019Girlfriend: Why are you crying?CSK Fan:#RCBvCSK #Dhoni #WhistlePodu #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/ygKAefKBsxKaran Sonawane (@focusedindian) April 21, 2019Also Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | MS Dhoni gave us a massive scare: Virat Kohli after RCB’s thrilling 1-run win over CSKFor 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 MS DhoniFollow CSKFollow RCBFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sarfaraz, you are fat: Fan screams insults at Pakistan captain after defeat to IndiaICC Cricket World Cup: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been facing the heat after their horror show against India on Sunday in Manchester. Pakistan came up with an insipid show in their 89-run defeat (DLS) to their arch-rivals.advertisement india today digital June 19, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 10:01 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed has been facing criticism after Pakistan’s loss to India (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan suffered an 89-run (DLS) loss to India on SundayIndia extended their World Cup record over Pakistan to 7-0Sarfaraz Ahmed has been facing backlash over some of his decisions during the matchPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been under the pump ever since his side suffered a humbling defeat to India in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 meeting on Sunday in Manchester.A lot was expected from Pakistan, especially after their Champions Trophy-winning performance in the final of the 50-over tournament against India in 2017. Fans had turned up in large numbers to cheer for Sarfaraz’s men even as they had struggled for consistency in World Cup 2019 ahead of the India clash.Much to the disappointment of cricket fans, the much-anticipated affair turned out to be a one-sided contest with India handing an 89-run (DLS) thrashing to Pakistan in Manchester. Sarfaraz’s men were comfortably outplayed in all 3 departments as Pakistan extended their winless record vs India in World Cups to 7-0.Pakistan fans slammed Sarfaraz’s men and questioned why the team had had burgers and milkshakes on the eve of their big World Cup 2019 match against India. Notably, images of Sarfaraz Ahmed and a few of his teammates buying burgers and milkshakes went viral on social media after Pakistan’s loss to India.An image of Sarfaraz Ahmed yawning on the field during India’s innings went viral, leading to a backlash from Pakistan fans.As it turns out, a section of fans at Old Trafford had screamed insults at Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed shortly after the team’s loss on Sunday. In a video that is going viral on social media, a fan can be heard, saying “Sarfaraz, you’re fat.” The section of fans can also be heard questioning why Sarfaraz did not opt to bat after winning the toss on a good batting pitch in Manchester.advertisementSarfaraz Ahmed has been facing severe criticism for his decision to bowl first after winning the toss on a good batting track at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Former cricketers, including Shoaib Akhtar, have slammed Sarfaraz, over his decision-making during the big-ticket clash between India and Pakistan. In fact, Akhtar went on to call Sarfaraz a “brainless captain”.”The mistakes committed by the Indian team during the Champions Trophy 2017 final were repeated by Pakistan yesterday. I can’t understand how Sarfaraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well,” Shoaib Akhtar had lamented.Meanwhile, World Cup-winning India off-spinner had defended Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men over the burger row, saying teams are free to have food of their choice.”They are allowed to have burgers, it’s their wish what they want to do,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli in England ahead of India’s Afghanistan tieAlso Read | Don’t use bad words: Mohammad Amir pleads with Pakistan fans after India defeatAlso 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 Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Paksitan cricket teamFollow Pakistan cricket fansFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India vs Pakistan Next
Pakistan ready to challenge other teams in World Test Championship: Sarfaraz AhmedPakistan, who are gearing up to host Sri Lanka in limited-overs series at home, will begin their World Test Championship campaign in Australia in November. advertisement Next Press Trust of India KarachiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 20:39 IST Pakistan will tour Australia for a 2-match Test series in November (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan will open their World Test Championship campaign against Australia in NovemberSarfaraz Ahmed said Pakistan have the firepower to do well in World Test ChampionshipSarfaraz hopes Pakistan can improve their bowling to make up for absence of Amir and WahabPakistan’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is confident that his team is ready to make an impact in the ICC World Test Championship after struggling for form in this format in the last two years.”After in-and-out performances in the last two years since the retirements of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, I think we are now ready to challenge other teams in the World Test Championship,” he said.Pakistan’s first challenge will be a tour to Australia in November where they play two Tests followed by home Test series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.Pakistan is presently placed 7th among 12 Test teams in the ICC World Rankings and Sarfaraz admitted his team had neither been consistent nor convincing in the longer format for a while now.”We have struggled after losing Misbah and Younis and we are in a rebuilding process. But now I think our batsmen are ready to fill the gaps and take responsibility,” he said.”We have Shaan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail and Babar Azam who have now gone through the grind and can do well at the Test level. There is also a lot of experience now behind Azhar and Asad.”Sarfaraz said that Pakistan needed to find one or two Test class spinners to support Yasir Shah and a couple of fast bowlers to step up since Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir have now stopped playing Test cricket.”We need to work on our bowling now and we have a couple of exciting pacers to look at and find some spinners. I think we are now in a position to do well in the test format which now has more meaning and purpose and every match is important,” he added.advertisementSarfaraz as captain has seen his team lose home Test series to Sri Lanka and New Zealand while being outclassed in South Africa.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 Pakistan cricket teamFollow World Test ChampionshipFollow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow Misbah ul-HaqFollow Younis KhanFollow Mohammad Amir
St. Patrick’s Day 2014 has officially arrived. And if you properly planned ahead, work has managed to stay off the agenda – as it should. This is a day for celebrating Irish heritage, spending time with friends and family and, of course, a healthy amount of drinking. But before you start loading up on green beer, take note: there are now more delicious Irish whiskies available in the U.S. than ever before. The bad news is, more selection means it’s harder to find the bottles worth your hard-earned dollars. Luckily for you, we’ve already done all the heavy lifting. Here are the five best Irish whiskies to help make this St. Patrick Day (semi-)memorable.Jameson Select Reserve Single Distillery Black BarrelTraditional Jameson may be your go-to shot – but it’s also an obvious pick. So skip to something a bit less predictable, like Jameson Black Barrel. Packing the same smooth, mellow taste as your average Jameson dram, Black Barrel upgrades the flavor with rich, deep notes of vanilla and spices, with a lingering finish that will leave you waiting for the next sip.Bushmills 21 Year Single MaltBushmills is one of our favorite Irish spirits, and its 21 Year Single Malt takes the corn beef and cabbage as the distillery’s top-shelf bottle. Triple distilled and aged for 21 years in three types of barrels, the 21 Year offers imbibers full body notes of mocha, toffee, caramel, and spices. The only downside is its price: At around $200 per bottle, your wallet will be happy that St. Paddy’s Day only comes around once a year.Powers Gold Label Special Reserve 12 YearA favorite among salt-of-the-earth Irishmen, the ever-affordable Powers Gold Label is the perfect dram to top off a hard-earned lunch. And the 12 Year version takes that same drinkable flavor a step up with light notes of wood, vanilla, spice, and a hint of smoke. With a hefty barley flavor, Powers starts off strong, but ends with a light, easy finish that makes this bottle one of the best for an all-day affair. Just beware: If you’re a Jameson fan, this spirit just might make you switch to a new team.Green Spot Single Pot StillA relatively new arrival for the U.S. market, Green Spot Single Pot Still is crafted from both malted and unmalted barley spirits, which are triple distilled in a pot still from a single distillery. With fruit-filled notes that combine with oak, salt, and clove spices, Green Spot finishes nice and clean, as an Irish whiskey should. If you’re looking for something new to try this St. Patrick’s Day, Green Spot may be your best bet.Redbreast Single Pot Still 12 Year Cask StrengthLike Green Spot, this Redbreast expression is single pot stilled (meaning it leaves out spirits made from anything other than barley). It’s also aged in old sherry casks, giving it hints of fig and dark chocolate, with a bit of smoke in the mix for good measure. Just don’t drink this dram too fast – at a fiery 115 proof, it’s best to enjoy this one before your better judgment has gone off to find a pot at the end of a rainbow. Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The Best American Liqueur Editors’ Recommendations