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10 months ago​Van Dijk lauds Liverpool’s ‘scary’ attacking trio

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Van Dijk lauds Liverpool’s ‘scary’ attacking trioby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk was full of praise for the team’s attacking players after an impressive 5-1 win over Arsenal.The Reds were rocked by the Gunners taking the lead in the game. But they bounced back within minutes, taking the lead through two Roberto Firmino goals.Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also got involved, giving the Reds a comfortable win. And Van Dijk was delighted afterward.”We were almost perfect. We conceded the goal. That was the only thing,” said Van Dijk after the game.”But it was an important win. We have finished 2018 now pretty well, and hopefully we can keep that going.”Confidence is definitely here, but it can change over a couple of games. We won’t get carried away.”We need to keep doing what we have been doing. There will be setbacks, as there always is in life, but it’s how you react and so far we have been doing pretty well.”At the beginning of the season, people were saying they [the front three] didn’t click. They’re fantastic. You see in this game as well and they can be undefendable. It’s scary — and I’m happy to see that.” last_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock confirms interest in Liverpool fullback Clyne

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock confirms interest in Liverpool fullback Clyneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has confirmed interest in Liverpool fullback Nathaniel Clyne.The Bluebirds want to sign the right-back, who has made just five appearances for Liverpool this season.Warnock said, “We spoke about Clyne months ago, but then he got back into the Liverpool team against Manchester United, then they had a few injuries, so things change.”But honestly, we’ve got nothing set for any position at the moment, I’m hoping that changes this week.”He added: “We’ve got nine or 10 concrete enquiries in at the moment, obviously we’re not going to sign them all.”But you’ve got to do that, we’re looking to strengthen this team.” last_img read more

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10 months agoCristiano Ronaldo: I was fantastically received by everyone at Juventus

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo: I was fantastically received by everyone at Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCristiano Ronaldo says his early success at Juventus is thanks to the way he was welcomed by his new teammates.Ronaldo, however, believes there’s much more to come from him as he adjusts to the demands of Serie A.”I have been in Spain for many years, at Real Madrid . You do not adjust to a new club, with new methods, with new teammates, in a new championship, overnight. But I think that every day I am a little better integrated in this new reality,” he said. “I was fantastically received by everyone, club people, leaders, staff, teammates, coaches, fans. In the city too, with all the people with whom I had contact. My family and I are very happy.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino calls for unity amid current crisis

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino calls for unity amid current crisisby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has called for unity amid their current crisis.Pochettino continues to be linked with other clubs, despite signing a new five-year deal only 17 months ago.Their poor start and the battering by Bayern left some fans insisting he had taken the club as far as he could and many others fearing he would jump ship.But he has issued a rallying cry. He said: “This is a moment to stay all together.“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all that happened is that we lost a game.”I have no doubt we are going to stay together and find a way to be successful again, no doubt.”In five-and-a-half years, every single press conference we have talked about my future.”I hope because we are still talking, it means that I am going to spend five more years here, at least.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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14 days agoAjax chief Van der Sar hints at Man Utd U-turn

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ajax chief Van der Sar hints at Man Utd U-turnby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax chief Edwin van der Sar has hinted he’d be open to a return to Manchester United.The Ajax chief executive officer has previously been linked with a return to United, who are keen on hiring a very first director of football.He told Planet Futbol: “Besides my family, my wife and kids and everything I have two loves in my life. That’s Ajax, who gave me the opportunity to develop, they scouted me, they gave me the chance to shine in the world of football.”And the last club of my career, also gave me a lot of attention, recognition and everything, developed at a later stage. And of course I’d be interested, interested in a position. But I need to learn a little more here [at Ajax], develop myself further and of course eventually let’s see what the future brings.”United is a fantastic club, there’s a great following all over the world. Everybody wants to play for them and eventually, work for them.” last_img read more

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Michigan State Remains On Top In Week 6 College Basketball Polls

first_imgWeek 6 of the College basketball season's basketball polls. YouTubeYouTubeThe voters in the AP and Coaches Poll agree on one thing: as of now, Michigan State is king. Tom Izzo’s Spartans are on top of both polls, but after that, they look quite different. Specifically, the AP voters and coaches can’t come to an agreement about the Big 12’s top two teams. The AP has the Kansas Jayhawks second and Iowa State Cyclones fifth, while the two are flipped in the coaches poll. There are plenty of other differences across the two polls, which are included below.AP Poll:1. Michigan State2. Kansas3. Oklahoma4. Kentucky5. Iowa State 6. Maryland7. Duke8. Virginia9. Purdue10. Xavier11. North Carolina12. Villanova13. Arizona14. Providence15. Miami (FL)16. Baylor17. Butler18. SMU19. Louisville20. West Virginia21. George Washington22. UCLA23. Cincinnati24. Texas A&M25. ConnecticutUSA Today Coaches Poll:1. Michigan State2. Iowa State3. Oklahoma4. Kentucky5. Kansas6. Duke7. Maryland8. Purdue9. Virginia10. Xavier11. North Carolina12. Arizona13. VillanovaT-14. BaylorT-14. ProvidenceT-16. LouisvilleT-16. West Virginia18. Butler19. Miami (FL)20. Cincinnati21. Gonzaga22. George Washington23. Vanderbilt24. Texas A&M25. South Carolinalast_img read more

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Premier League 2019-20 football on UK TV & how to live stream

first_imgWith teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal involved, the Premier League is one of the most popular and exciting divisions to watch in football.Some of the best players on the planet are on display each week, including Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Pogba, so viewers are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding which games to tune in to on television.Indeed, top class talent is littered across teams in the division and it’s not just the traditional top six who serve up entertaining games. 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? Goal brings you everything you need to know about which TV channels are showing Premier League games in the United Kingdom and where you can stream matches live online.Premier League 2019-20 football on UK TVIn the UK, Sky Sports and BT Sport are the main television broadcasters for Premier League matches. UK TV channel Number of Premier League games BT Sport 52 Sky Sports 128 Sky Sports show the most games, with rights to 128 fixtures, while BT Sport show less than half that number, broadcasting 52 league encounters.For those watching matches on Sky, games are broadcast on their various channels, including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.On BT Sport, Premier League matches are chiefly shown on BT Sport 1, but channel changes can occur.Premier League 2019-20 football live online streamsIn the UK, Premier League matches can be streamed online via three channels: Sky Go, the BT Sport Player and, from 2019-20 on, Amazon Prime Video. UK online stream Number of Premier League games BT Sport Player 52 Sky Go 128 Amazon Prime Video 20 Sky Go and the BT Sport Player are the online facilities available to those who subscribe to BT Sport or Sky Sports.In order to avail of Amazon Prime Video’s Premier League coverage, one must subscribe at a cost of £7.99 a month or £79 a year. A 30-day free trial is available.Amazon’s coverage is limited to 20 games, which, in 2019-20, will be those that take place in December 2019.Click here to find out more about Amazon Prime Video’s Premier League coverage.Raheem Sterling Pep Guardiola Manchester City pre-season 2019Watch Premier League 2019-20 football highlightsThe most popular Premier League highlights show in the UK is the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, which usually airs every Saturday evening after that day’s games.Hosted by Gary Lineker and featuring insight from a host of ex professionals, Match of the Day is an institution of British sporting life, having first aired back in 1964.It can be watched on TV via BBC One or online using the BBC iPlayer.Highlights and analysis shows are also broadcast on Sky Sports and BT Sport, while Amazon Prime Video will offer subscribers the chance to watch highlights each week. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Prediction For Ohio State vs. TCU

first_imgOhio State football players locking arms before a game.NEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 07: The Ohio State Buckeyes make their way out onto the field before the AllState BCS National Championship against the Louisiana State University Tigers on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Although Urban Meyer will return from his suspension after this weekend, interim coach Ryan Day and Ohio State have a difficult challenge ahead of them tomorrow.Through the first two games of the season, the Buckeyes have dominated their opposition. Now, they’ll face one of the better teams in the nation in TCU. Following a gutsy win over SMU in sloppy weather conditions, the Horned Frogs will look to make a huge statement.Despite featuring an extremely balanced roster, ESPN’s Football Power Index isn’t very high on TCU’s odds to pull off the upset.In fact, the FPI currently gives Ohio State a 86.7 percent chance to walk out with an undefeated record. Ohio State and TCU will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday from AT&T Stadium in Dallas – home of the Cowboys.ABC will broadcast the highly-anticipated matchup, as both teams feature game-breaking performers at the quarterback position.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Vegas Computer’s Score Prediction For Ohio State-Michigan

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)For the first time in a long time, Michigan is coming into Columbus to face Ohio State and is being listed the favorite. The Wolverines are a road favorite against the Buckeyes for the first time since 2004. Michigan is being listed as a 4-point favorite at most sportsbooks.It’s a big one in Columbus, obviously.Both Ohio State and Michigan enter the game at 10-1 with a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game on the line. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines could be playing for a College Football Playoff berth, too.Who’s going to emerge as the victor?One sportsbook’s computer has made its prediction for the contest.OddsShark’s computer has released its score pick. The prediction:Michigan 41.2, Ohio State 31.2Ohio State has yet to lose to Michigan under Urban Meyer, but the Buckeyes are clearly the underdog here.OSU and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on FOX.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Trashes Major College Football Coach

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has often been critical of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.Of course, Finebaum seized the opportunity to do it again today.The ESPN college football analyst bashed Harbaugh and the Wolverines’ program following Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Ohio State.“We’re four years in now,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter this morning. “And if you couldn’t beat this Ohio State team with Urban Meyer, … you’re not going to beat them. If you’re a Michigan fan, just accept the fact that we’re going to lose to Ohio State every year as long as Urban Meyer is there. As bad as Urban Meyer has been this year, this has been the worst season we’ve seen in Urban Meyersince his last season at Florida in 2010, all of the pressure. And he can still put a game plan together to make Jim Harbaugh look like an idiot yesterday, then he might as well throw in the towel.”Harbaugh will remain Michigan’s head coach, of course, but Finebaum thinks the program has serious questions to answer moving forward.“The decision to be made for the University of Michigan is where you want to be,” Finebaum said. “Do we want to have a big-time coach that makes $7 million a year for and lose every year to our biggest rival? That’s the choice. They have a good program. They could go 10-2, 11-2 and most programs would be happy. But Michigan is not happy losing to Ohio State. I think some there, probably Jim Harbaugh more than anyone else, better look in the mirror and quit taking responsibility and decide, am I the right person to lead this program? Because if you can’t beat your rival, you have no future at a school like Michigan.”Harbaugh fell to 0-4 against Ohio State with Saturday’s loss. He became the first head coach in Michigan history to have an 0-4 record against the Buckeyes.Urban Meyer, meanwhile, is now 7-0 against Michigan.last_img read more

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Clemson Football Star Addresses His Failed Drug Test

first_imgClemson superstar Dexter Lawrence.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 01: Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)With the College Football Playoff almost here, the Clemson Tigers are waiting for the second test results involving the three players that were suspended a week ago. Out of those players that are currently in jeopardy of missing the Cotton Bowl, the biggest name is Dexter Lawrence, who is an All-ACC defensive tackle.It turns out that drug tests found traces of ostarine in Lawrence’s system, which would make him ineligible of playing on Saturday. However, the star defender will take a B sample in hope that it clears him from all this trouble.Lawrence has made it known that he’s not sure of how the substance appeared in his system.From The Greenville News: “I know that I have no control on what the B sample result will be. I’m just here to support my teammates and try to be a leader,” Lawrence said. “I’m not the type of guy to do a selfish act like that. I have too much pride. I love this team and my family too much to even think about putting substance like that in my body. I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know how it got there.His ability to halt any rushing attack but also generate pressure from the inside of the defensive line is quite impressive. If Clemson doesn’t have him in its semifinal matchup it would be a significant loss.Notre Dame and Clemson will kick off at 4:00 p.m. E.T. from AT&T Stadium.The clock is ticking for Lawrence’s eligibility, and the final results could become public later today. It’s safe to say that fans and players everywhere will be monitoring his status.last_img read more

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Georgia Has Hired Its New Offensive Coordinator

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs lost offensive coordinator Jim Cheney to Tennessee in a move that surprised a few analyst around the college football world.It didn’t take long for Kirby Smart and company to find a suitable replacement. On Friday afternoon, Smart took to Twitter to share a video of former co-offensive coordinator James Coley during practice.It was a teaser video from Smart that confirmed the hire of Coley as the team’s new offensive coordinator.Smart released a statement on the hire: “James has been a critical part of our staff since we came to Georgia. He’s done an incredible job in all aspects of his responsibilities including coaching the wide receivers for two years, serving as co-offensive coordinator this past season coaching the quarterbacks, and recruiting.”Kirby Smart statement on James Coley being promoted to offensive coordinator: pic.twitter.com/pbZvgNbImp— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) January 11, 2019Coley spent two seasons as Georgia’s wide receivers coach before being named the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2018 season.It’s a big move for Smart as the Bulldogs look to compete in the SEC.last_img read more

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Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall Visiting Major SEC Program Today

first_imgOklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The quarterback transfer carousel is still spinning at a fast rate of speed. Oklahoma’s Austin Kendall is one of the players on the ride.Kendall has entered his name in the transfer portal, and is looking to transfer somewhere as a graduate transfer. That means he would be eligible immediately.Kendall has two seasons of eligibility remaining, so he’s an even more valuable commodity to a potential suitor. One of the schools that he’s been linked to is Auburn.According to Kendall’s Instagram story, he appears to be on a visit to Auburn now.Transferring Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall appears to be in Auburn, per his Instagram story.https://t.co/BS5k6BN1Ne pic.twitter.com/ecQ869aXEp— Justin Lee (@ByJustinLee) January 14, 2019Auburn is losing starting quarterback Jarrett Stidham to the NFL, and the Tigers missed out on Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant. There’s a clear opening for Kendall there.However, if Oklahoma doesn’t land Alabama graduate transfer Jalen Hurts, Kendall could still have a shot at starting in Norman. In that case, perhaps he’ll elect to stay put and compete with prized incoming freshman Spencer Rattler.Kendall has thrown for 265 yards and three touchdowns in his OU career.last_img read more

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2 Georgia Players Could Miss Games After Arrests

first_imgA closeup of Georgia's mascot Uga.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA looks on during the during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)While there have been several reports of arrests and other incidents involving several Georgia players, little information on potential on-field punishments have been addressed. But a look at the school’s policies seem to suggest that at least two students could miss playing time over their run-ins with the law.According to DawgNation, Georgia linebackers Robert Beal and Brenton Cox could be facing one-game suspensions or worse stemming from their recent arrests. Per the report, Beal and Cox were arrested for marijuana possession.Georgia student-athletes are prohibited from possessing marijuana, and the school outlines several punishments for a first offense. In addition to the standard counseling, probation and drug-testing, athletes apparently are liable to receive a suspension “for no less than 10 percent of the total sport season.”Such a punishment if dealt by the school would mean that Beal and Cox would miss at least 1-2 games in the 2019 season.These two players were arrested earlier in the week.And it now appears that they will miss the season opener against Vanderbilt: https://t.co/RMqZH5TFit— DawgNation (@DawgNation) April 4, 2019That would include the season opener against Vanderbilt, and possibly the home opener against Murray State.Beal and Cox could also be facing disciplinary action from the school, and of course, from the NCAA.The two are fortunate that less than one ounce of marijuana was reportedly found in their possession. Having more than an ounce is a felony in Georgia punishable by up to 1-10 years in prison.[DawgNation]last_img read more

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Ohio State Has Filed A Trademark Application For The Word “The”

first_img The Ohio State University has filed a trademark application on the word “THE.”The filing, made on August 8th, indicates #OhioState is offering a brand of “THE” clothing.Not sure how ‘The U’ will feel about this one.My analysis 👇:#BuckeyeNation #MiamiHurricanes pic.twitter.com/1UvLOAOnIc— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 13, 2019You can see in the clip above the word “THE” is the only thing appearing on the front of this merchandise. That’s why Gerben says the claim is a bit flimsy.Have to admit, it is an interesting move by Ohio State, even if it seems unlikely to work.The shirts look pretty cool but the school might have to rethink this campaign a little. A general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)You have probably heard Ohio State players, coaches, fans and alums refer to the school as ‘THE’ Ohio State University. Now, the university is trying to get a trademark based off that phrasing.Trademark attorney Josh Gerben uncovered a trademark application for the word “the” by OSU, filed on August 8. The school is planning on using the word on the front of shirts, hats and other merchandise.However, Gerben thinks this claim “has issues from the start.”“In order for a trademark to be registered for a brand of clothing, the trademark must be used in a trademark fashion,” he said. “In other words, it has to be used on tagging or labeling for the products. In this case, just putting the word ‘the’ on the front of a shirt is not sufficient trademark use.”last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Reveals His Favorite Quarterback To Coach During Career

first_imgUrban Meyer celebrating with Tim Tebow after the Sugar BowlNEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer (center) of the Florida Gators and his wife Shelley Mather Meyer (R) celebrate with quarterback Tim Tebow #15 after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 24-51 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Tuesday afternoon, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer revealed which of his quarterbacks he liked to coach most during his career.It’s no surprise Meyer went with one of the best quarterbacks in college football history.During a luncheon panel this afternoon, the former Florida Gators star said Tim Tebow is his favorite quarterback.Tebow played a role on the Gators’ national title-winning team in 2006 before becoming “the guy” for his final three seasons at Florida. During that time, he brought home another national title and a Heisman Trophy.Coach Urban Meyer said his favorite QB to coach was @timtebow!Reply with your favorite player under Coach Meyer: pic.twitter.com/0WL30Rj9cy— Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) August 20, 2019Meyer coached a few notable quarterbacks during his career. Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith might not have been the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 without Meyer’s tutelage.After coaching Florida for six years, Meyer resigned from his post. He spent a year away from the game before landing at Ohio State.Meyer went on to coach J.T. Barrett, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones and Dwayne Haskins – among others. In the end, though, the head coach select his former Gators star as his favorite to coach.Tebow is one of the most well-liked athletes in the country, so it comes as no surprise.Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Meyer comes back to college football.last_img read more

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The 3 Top 25 Teams On “Upset Alert” In Week 4

first_img The Gators will be starting backup Kyle Trask in this one, as starter Feleipe Franks is out for the season with a brutal injury. Trask played well in the win at Kentucky, leading Florida back for a come-from-behind win.Tennessee has been highly disappointing this season, but the Vols should get up for this one, and Florida really hasn’t looked like a top 10 team all year.No. 15 UCF at PittsburghBetting line: UCF -12.5The Knights might be one of the country’s most-underrated teams right now. That’s what Kirk Herbstreit thinks, anyway.“I’m surprised — what are they, 17? They should be [ranked] in that 9, 10 range, personally. I think that because we’ve now seen this brand and they’ve been able to beat some high-profile teams and they’ve been able to compete with some high-profile teams in bowl games. That’s how you build it. That’s how Boise State built it,” he said. “And now when you beat a Stanford, and the way they beat them, they need to be taken more seriously. They need to get more respect. And I think this team in 2019 is the beneficiary of what they’ve done in ’17 and ’18 and now people need to start to kind of say, ‘Uh oh.’”We don’t really disagree with any of that, though road games are tough and Pittsburgh, despite being 1-2, looked strong against Penn State last week.Perhaps UCF is due for a letdown following the big win over Stanford.No. 16 Oregon at StanfordBetting line: Oregon -10.0The Ducks have played well since their Week 1 loss against Auburn. Oregon could be on the way toward a Pac-12 championship if the strong play continues.Stanford, meanwhile, is coming off a tough loss against UCF. The Cardinal have traditionally given the Ducks problems, though, and David Shaw certainly knows what it takes to pull off an upset.***What upsets are you picking in Week 4? A closeup of a Florida Gators cheerleader.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 03: A Florida Gators cheerleader performs during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Week 3 of the 2019 college football season featured a couple of notable upsets, with Maryland falling to Temple, Michigan State losing to Arizona State and USC getting beaten by BYU.What upsets will Week 4 bring?Here are the three top 25 teams we have on “Upset Alert” heading into the fourth weekend of the regular season.No. 9 Florida vs. TennesseeBetting line: Florida -14.0last_img read more

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Sands of time

first_img Next Aditi Pai New Delhi January 10, 2019 ISSUE DATE: January 21, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 17:29 IST Camelback rides at the Arabian Nights VillageThe land of luqaimat, bakhoor, sun and sand offers a stunning palette of sights and experiences- powdery sand dunes caressing the skyline, turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, plush resorts, grand recreation centres and the Grand Prix arena that lure luxury seekers to Abu Dhabi. The sprawling emirate and itsThe land of luqaimat, bakhoor, sun and sand offers a stunning palette of sights and experiences- powdery sand dunes caressing the skyline, turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, plush resorts, grand recreation centres and the Grand Prix arena that lure luxury seekers to Abu Dhabi. The sprawling emirate and its capital city offer travellers a bevy of varied experiences from adventure to luxurious pampering and gastronomical journeys around the globe. In 48 hours, you can explore the best that Abu Dhabi offers- culture, food, adventure and decadent luxury.Arabic AntiquityMeet the earliest human communities to have come to the region, explore the ancient pilgrim routes and trace the evolution of trade with the new ongoing exhibition, Roads of Arabia-Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia that’s showing at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Already shown in 15 cities around the world, the exhibition has objects and artifacts found in the UAE that reflect the archaeological research in the region. As you wander through the four indoor galleries that house artifacts from the world over, the dazzling Fountain of Light by Ai Weiwei meets you in the last wing. Made with more than 32,000 crystals, the twisted glittering structure is an Instagram star and wraps up the tour that narrates the shared history of humanity across regions, an idea that Sheikh Zayed supposedly stressed on.Roads of Arabia is on exhibition till February 2019; Book tickets onwww.louvreabudhabi.aeArabian NightsStories of Alladin and Ali Baba come alive at the Arabian Nights Village that offers a glimpse into the life of the land before the discovery of oil transformed it into a modern international destination. Go dune bashing in the Al Khatim desert, hit the sand trail in sturdy 4 X 4 cars, hurtle down the sun-scorched sand dunes and stop to admire the sunset. Back at the Village, you’re welcomed with strong, spiced Arabic coffee poured in tiny ceramic cups and served with a date as the scent of Bakhoor floats through the cool evening air. Get Arabic henna prints drawn on your palms as an Oud player and belly dancers transport you to a bygone era remembered in books and films.advertisementBooking on arabiannightsvillage.com Exotic escape: Rides at Ferrari World.PlaytimeThe first glimpse of the recently opened Warner Brothers World brings a flood of childhood memories as Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and Superman spring to life. The 29 fun rides offer a mix of thrilling adventure with the Joker Funhouse and Fast and Furry-ous and the slower Galactic Odyssey with Green Lantern that is more about technical prowess than thrill. If speed and sports cars are more your choice, Ferrari World is right around the corner at Yas Island, the leisure destination of Abu Dhabi. Experience the intense G-force on the Formula Rossa that zips at a speed of 240 km per hour, gokart with children or challenge the best lap times on simulators. The bathed-in-red first ever Ferraribranded theme park in the world offers adventure junkies 37 rides and attractions revolving around the Italian sports car.Tickets cost AED 295Culinary journeysFrom hobool to rajma and steak to sashimi, Abu Dhabi’s restaurants offer a gastronomical journey from around the globe. While the steakhouses at Ritz Carlton and Fairmont Bab Al Bahr are a delight for meat lovers, the Emirati cuisine restaurants give a glimpse into local delicacies. Mezlai at the Emirates Palace welcomes guests with a bowl of luqaimat, fried dough balls drizzled with date syrup, and offers a menu of fresh salads, hummus, babaganoush, mughrabia, Rgag, a traditional bread and harees, a popular dish in this part of the world. Wrap up the dinner with the famed coffee at the Emirates Palace that is finished with gold dust for a taste of decadence. If you’re looking for a more traditional experience, go to Al Fanar where the samboosa, hobool and khoboz khameer are served in floral print ceramic ware. The Abu Dhabi skyline at sunset.StaycationIf your idea of a getaway is luxurious pampering, the Ritz Carlton and Jumeirah at Saadiyat step in to offer just the perfect experience. The crescent-shaped, Renaissance-styled Ritz Carlton Grand Canal with a central Venetian-style waterway offers multi cuisine restaurants, lush lawns and the ESPA spa for massages and back rubs. At the newly opened Jumeirah on Saadiyat Island Island Resort, the beachside resort experience is irresistible with stunning views of the glittering Persian Gulf, multiple pools and rooms that open up to vistas of the white sands.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet 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 byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Abu Dhabi Sands of timeLuxury, art and adventure meet in Abu Dhabi.advertisementlast_img read more

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Pakistan Super League 2019 Live Streaming: When, Where and How to Watch Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Online Coverage on DSport

first_img India Today Web Desk DubaiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 13:50 IST PSL Live Streaming, Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars (Photo tweeted by @thePSLt20)Islamabad United take on Lahore Qalandars in the first match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What time does the match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars start?The match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars starts at 11:15 PM IST on February 14, Thursday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars Live Streaming on?DSport will telecast the match. Airtel TV will live stream Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars match.Where will the Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars match be played?The T20 match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 11:15 PM IST.Where can I watch Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars match live?The match will be shown in DSport network and can also be streamed on Airtel TV.Where can I check the online live updates of the Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars T20 match?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads of Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars?Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi (C), Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Ian Bell, Philip Salt, Cameron Delport, Samit Patel, Muhammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Amad Butt, Rizwan Hussain, Nasir NawazLahore Qalandars: Mohammad Hafeez (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, AB de Villiers, Yasir Shah, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, Hassan Khan, Anton Devcich, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Brendan Taylor, Gohar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Hardus ViljoenadvertisementFor 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 Super LeagueFollow Islamabad UnitedFollow Lahore Qalandars Pakistan Super League 2019 Live Streaming: When, Where and How to Watch Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Online Coverage on DSportPakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 Live Streaming: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Cricket Match — Islamabad United take on Lahore Qalandars in the first match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.advertisementlast_img read more

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Why Kuldeep Yadav feels happy when batsmen hit him for six

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 14:16 IST Kuldeep Yadav has taken 77 wickets in 39 ODIs for India since his debut in 2017. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep Yadav picked 45 wickets in 19 ODIs in the year 2018Kuldeep is one of the certainties for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup squadKuldeep said he does not believe in mystery and prefers to just stick to basicsKuldeep Yadav does not hate it when batsmen smack him for a six, in fact it makes the wrist spinner happy. Kuldeep picked up 45 wickets in 19 ODIs last year at a brilliant average of 17.78 and a strike rate of 22.98. He was also the highest wicket-taker in ODI series in South Africa, England and the Asia Cup. Early this year, Kuldeep also picked a five-wicket haul in his first Test match in Australia.Such has been Kuldeep’s effect in the Indian team that he is one of the premier spinning choices for the team management and along with Yuzvendra Chahal, he has managed to displace Ravichandran Ashwin from the ODI and T20I setup.Kuldeep is generally called the mystery-spinner due to his wrist spin but he does not believe in the term and prefers to stick to his basics instead. He revealed his one-stop plan for batsmen.”There is a saying ‘Kitna bhi paata wicket kyu na ho jitna aap hawa mein daloge batsman utna fasega’ [No matter how flat the wicket is, the more you toss the ball up, the more the batsman will get trapped].” If you bowl quicker on a flat pitch then it becomes easier for the batsman to hit. So I always remember these things and kept giving the loop.”Containing the batsman is not my motto. If the batsman hits a six it makes me happy because it always gives me a chance to pick up a wicket. Turning the ball and deceiving the batsman in the air is my strength and I stick to that,” Kuldeep told Indian Express.advertisementKuldeep further talked about his series in New Zealand where wind plays an important role. Kuldeep spoke about how he tried to counter the wind and focussed on adjustment accordingly.”In all the matches that I played, the breeze played a huge part. It’s difficult to deliver against the wind as the ball sometimes goes a bit fast or a bit slow- so control is paramount. But I tried using it to good effect and bring the drift into play and thereby deceive batsman.”Using angles is another aspect I focused on. However, if the wind is blowing from the opposite direction then again, you have to adjust,” Kuldeep further said. Kuldeep is currently the second best-ranked bowler in the latest ICC T20I rankings, behind only Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. He reached his career-best spot after two wickets in the final T20I vs New Zealand.”It’s good to be among the top three in world cricket. When you are at number two in world cricket you know that you are on the right track and it provides greater motivation and helps to strive harder. Till now number 2 is good. Rashid Khan has done well and deserves the numero uno spot. It won’t be easy to dislodge him. But if I keep performing then number one will also come soon.”KULDEEP ON 2019 ICC WORLD CUP IN ENGLAND AND WALESKuldeep Yadav is going to play a major role for India in the upcoming World Cup and he said he was “still living a dream”. Kuldeep said he wanted to make meaningful contributions for India and win the World Cup for the country.”World Cup pressure will be there and that should be there for all players. It helps to perform. Conditions won’t really matter in ODI. I am not thinking too much on it now. There is still time and neither do I believe in bringing something new. If you are talking about mystery then that is something that I do not believe in.”To be very honest I am still living a dream. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I will be a part of the World Cup squad. If India wins the World Cup then it will be the biggest moment in my career. I do not know how I will celebrate. The entire country wants it and if I can win it for the country then I will know that I have made a meaningful contribution to my country. This is my dream.”KULDEEP IN AWE OF MS DHONI Kuldeep Yadav has had two major on-field partnerships in his limited overs career so far. One is with his fellow wrist spinner Chahal and another with MS Dhoni, who is constantly heard giving instructions to the youngster.Kuldeep said he find Dhoni’s speed behind the stumps some he had never seen before.”Mahi bhai has vast experience and keeps telling us the nitty-gritty of the game. He is like a game changer and we are lucky to have him in our team.advertisement”But what I find most extraordinary about him is the speed in which he dislodges the stumps. It is simply unbelievable and honestly, I have never played with someone with such quick glovework.”Also Read | Ravi Shastri is right, Kuldeep and not Ashwin India’s No.1 away spinner: Harbhajan SinghFor 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 Kuldeep YadavFollow India cricketFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow MS Dhoni Why Kuldeep Yadav feels happy when batsmen hit him for sixKuldeep Yadav is one of India’s premier choice spinners in limited-overs setup and has proved his mettle in all conditions. Kuldeep is known as the mystery-spinner but he revealed his one-stop plan for batsmen.advertisementlast_img read more

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