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SPORTS | 7th December 18
The Frenchman ended his 22-year reign at the club in the summer after two disappointing seasons in which he lost faith from the Gunners faithful.But the three-time Premier League winner could be set for a remarkable return to management, his former player Petit has revealed.“I had a conversation three weeks ago when I was in Dubai. He was with a friend of mine,” Petit told the Sun.“There are big r ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
It will soon be 10 years since Eddie Howe first started out in management. Howe was 31 when he was appointed caretaker manager of Bournemouth - the club where he had spent most of his playing career - in December 2008.He would soon be made permanent manager and would help the Cherries stay in the Football League, having appeared to be on the brink of relegation when he took over. A decade later - ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
It was only in April that Jose Mourinho said: "I think that a team without a Brazilian isn't a team." He was half-kidding, but effectively confirmed there would be a Brazilian addition to his squad in the close season. Mourinho coveted Willian, Alex Sandro and Fred. United supporters sing: "We’ve got Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Fred," to Stone Roses' Waterfall and but they didn't against Arsenal. Fred ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
Gautam Gambhir admits to smile issue after SRK's suggestion&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspBCCL Veteran Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir announced the big decision to call time on his career, with the Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra being the last one he would step on the cricket field for. While wishes on an excellent career poured in from all corners ...
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SPORTS | 7th December 18
By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : PR Sreejesh arrived back in the city on Wednesday night after attending to his ailing father. The India custodian, who played against Belgium on Sunday, had left for Ernakulam in the wee hours of Monday morning after hearing about his father’s medical condition. Raveendran Parattu, a heart patient who had been on medication for a while, was admitted to a hos ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
The Derrick Henry Show took center stage during the Titans' beatdown of the Jaguars on Thursday night. The third-year running back matched an NFL record and flirted with another in Tennessee's 30-9 home victory over Jacksonville. MORE: Week 14 playoff scenarios | Iyer's picks against the spread Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s mark with a 99-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, bullying several J ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
Manchester United chiefs are reportedly looking to replace Jose Mourinho with Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season. The mooted deal would set the Old Trafford club back £40million, although if the Red Devils miss out on Champions League football this season then they will not have to pay Mourinho a severance package. Mourinho has struggled to impress the United board this season, with his ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
A number of Arsenal players met up for a party just before the season began and used nitrous oxide balloons, with shocking results. The Sun reports that Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guenzdouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil were at the heart of a social gathering which could have taken a dangerous turn, as they inhaled ‘hippy crack’. The wild scenes were caught on camera and Ozil can be ...
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SPORTS | 7th December 18
Usman Khawaja took an absolute peach to dismiss Virat Kohli in the first Test at Adelaide. (Source: AP) Almost 25 years after his Test debut, Australia coach Justin Langer has found another addition to his best moments from Test cricket. And it didn’t involve Langer on the field but Usman Khawaja – a player who he helped transform and a player who took all the applause for a stupendous catch to di ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
Ralph Hasenhüttl wanted to break it down for the benefit of his new English audience and, also, for his old friend Jürgen Klopp. When the news had hit earlier in the week about the Austrian’s imminent appointment as the Southampton manager, Klopp offered a few pronunciation pointers. “Hasen is the rabbit,” the Liverpool manager said. “Hüttl means nothing.” This was an open goal for Hasenhüttl and ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
Manchester United chiefs are reportedly looking to replace Jose Mourinho with Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season. The mooted deal would set the Old Trafford club back £40million, although if the Red Devils miss out on Champions League football this season then they will not have to pay Mourinho a severance package. Mourinho has struggled to impress the United board this season, with his ...
SPORTS | 7th December 18
Real Madrid are making plans to welcome Jose Mourinho back to the club, according to fresh reports in Spain. The Manchester United manager continues to be linked with a potential exit from Old Trafford if the club's fortunes do not improve, with former club Real Madrid reportedly keen on a reunion. A new report from Ok Diario suggest the Spanish giants have made plans to welcome the Portuguese coa ...
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SPORTS | 7th December 18
Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson shake hands as they leave the pitch at the end of forth day in their Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. (AP Photo) Skipper Kane Williamson cracked an unbeaten century as New Zealand took a valuable 198-run lead against Pakistan on day four of the third and final test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Williamson was not out on 139 off 282 balls having batted throug ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Newcastle are facing the possibility of having to play the majority of Friday night’s European Champions Cup tie against Edinburgh with only 14 men, because of an injury crisis at tighthead prop. They have named their squad to face Edinburgh with David Wilson picked to start at tighthead, despite fitness concerns over the former England international. Trevor Davison, who does have some experience ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Three of Chelsea's six league titles have come in their first season under a new manager, which is a feather in the cap for the club's HR department and explains why hopes were high this season when they went unbeaten in their first 12 matches. Maurizio Sarri is the first Premier League coach to avoid defeat in his opening dozen matches yet they head into Saturday's home game with Manchester City ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Can transfer market maestro Marotta help Inter knock Juventus off their perch? The 61-year-old played a massive role in the Bianconeri's resurgence but, having been surprisingly let go, he is now set to join their bitter rivals The news that Beppe Marotta was leaving Juventus took everybody surprise, even Massimiliano Allegri. Marotta announced moments after the Bianconeri's victory over Napoli ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
ADELAIDE: India's first innings hero Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday conceded that the top-order should have batted better on day one of the first Test against Australia. Pujara's 16th Test hundred and first in Australia helped India recover to 250-9 at stumps, after they had been reduced to 127-6 at one stage. "We should have batted better but they also bowled well in the first two sessions. I knew ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson shake hands as they leave the pitch at the end of forth day in their Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. (AP Photo) Skipper Kane Williamson cracked an unbeaten century as New Zealand took a valuable 198-run lead against Pakistan on day four of the third and final test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Williamson was not out on 139 off 282 balls having batted throug ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
The Spain international midfielder was handed his first start under the new Real Madrid boss as they hosted Melilla on Thursday, scoring twice Santiago Solari declared himself pleased with Isco after he was restored to the Real Madrid starting line-up and produced a fine double in their 6-1 Copa del Rey win over Melilla. The Spain playmaker has been confined to bench duty since Solari replaced Ju ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
The Portuguese coach left Real Madrid five years ago to return for a second spell at Chelsea.Since Zinedine Zidane stepped down following Real’s Champions League win over Liverpool in May, president Florentino Perez has made two managerial appointments.Julen Lopetegui was brought in just before Spain were about to kick-off their World Cup campaign but was dismissed after 14 games and a run of poor ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
UP Yoddha produced a superb all-round display to eke out a thrilling 30-29 win over Haryana Steelers in an encounter of the Inter Zone Challenge Week at the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 on Thursday. Shrikant Jadhav and Prashant Rai scored eight points each to lead Yoddha to victory at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex. File image of Haryana Steelers in action Monu Goyat scored 11 points, while Vikash Khandola ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
France celebrates a goal during their 5-3 win over Olympic champions Argentina in a Pool A game on Thursday. PTI A Dutchman marshalling the French troops plotted Argentina’s downfall and eliminated Spain. Finally, it feels like a World Cup. And it took an upset of historic proportions to make that possible. Till tonight, the tournament was ambling along. Not much was happening really – the favouri ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Celtic's Ryan Christie has been named November's Premiership player of the month. Ryan Christie admits he is now "feeling at home" as a Celtic player after his recent form saw him named Scottish Premiership player of the month.The midfielder, 23, started five games for his club and two for Scotland during November, scoring twice.He has since scored the winner in the League Cup final against Aberde ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Yet again, Tamil Nadu made a mess at the top of the innings after winning the toss before skipper B. Indrajith (87) and debutant M. Shahrukh Khan (82 batting) saved the day with fighting half-centuries to take the home side to a respectable total of 249 for six against Kerala in their Ranji Trophy match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.The TN innings mirrored the script of the Indian innings in Ade ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
Kell Brook has launched a verbal attack on Amir Khan as he prepares for Saturday’s super-welterweight fight against Australian Michael Zerafa. Yorkshireman Brook is frustrated at what he sees as Khan’s reluctance for a showdown between them to take place. And he vented his feelings during a press conference in Sheffield ahead of a final eliminator for the WBA super-welterweight world title this we ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
BHUBANESWAR: Minnows France stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament in their must-win last Pool A match and book a place in the knock-out stage of the Men's Hockey World Cup on Thursday. Schedule & Results | Points Table | Top Goal Scorers After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, World No. 20, the lowest ranked side in th ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Bournemouth have confirmed that midfielder Lewis Cook will be out for six to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament. Cook, who has appeared in 13 of Bournemouth’s 15 Premier League matches this season and made his senior England debut in March, suffered the injury in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town. Further assessment and scans on Wednesday confirmed the extent of ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
United's FA Cup third round tie with Reading has been selected for live TV coverage by BT Sport, much to the anger of fans of other clubs. The Championship side will now visit Old Trafford on Saturday, January 5, with the game kicking-off at 12.30pm. It is one of four live fixtures chosen by BT Sport, with the other three all featuring lower league teams facing Premier League opposition, in Southpo ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
ISL 2018, Mumbai City vs Chennaiyin FC Highlights: Mumbai beat Chennai 2-0. (Source: ISL) Defending champions Chennaiyin FC will look to notch up their first win of the season when they lock horns with Mumbai City FC in their Indian Super League match at Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. Chennai have lost four of their five games and are ninth on the points table. On the other hand, ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Dabang Delhi will hope their defence is in good form against the Tamil Thalaivas. (Photo credit- Pro Kabaddi League)&nbsp Dabang Delhi K.C. will take on Tamil Thalaivas at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on Thursday in the final game of the Delhi leg. Delhi will consolidate their position in the top three of Zone A if they manage to defeat Thalaovas in the Inter-Zone Challenge ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Minnows France stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament in their must-win last Pool A match and book a place in the knock-out stage of the men's hockey World Cup here on Thursday.After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, world no. 20, the lowest ranked side in the competition, France needed an outright win to qualify for the cr ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Why it's Mourinho's fault Kolasinac ripped Dalot apart & five Premier League tactical lessons we learned The Arsenal wing-back continually got the better of the Portuguese as Manchester United struggled to adapt to their three-at-the-back defensive system A busy round of midweek fixtures saw all 20 Premier League teams play over Tuesday and Wednesday, with Manchester City and Liverpool maint ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
The Frenchman thought he had got on the score sheet at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette isn’t happy that his goal against Manchester United has been chalked off and awarded as a Marcos Rojo own goal. The Frenchman started the match on the bench once again, but replaced Alex Iwobi in the 65th minute with the scores tied and made an immediate impact as Arsenal re-took ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
A pin that came loose in the tail rotor control mechanism caused the catastrophic helicopter crash which killed Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others. The Thai billionaire, two members of his staff, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and another passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz, all lost their lives on Saturday October 27. Khun Vichai's aircraft, a £6. ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Sunil Chhetri celebrated his first marriage anniversary. © Instagram Sunil Chhetri celebrated his first marriage anniversary with wife Sonam Bhattacherjee by playing a game of "keepy-uppies". The talismanic Indian football team striker Chhetri, who married his long-time girlfriend Sonam on December 4, 2017, took to Instagram to upload the video. After their ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the approach of Indian batsmen on Day 1 of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide."Well when wickets fall in a heap, why single out one shot. It was disappointing because of the simple fact that... these are all experienced players," Sunil Gavaskar told India Today.Gavaskar's comments come after India were reduced to 56/4 at lunch on a bright, ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
The Frenchman thought he had got on the score sheet at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette isn’t happy that his goal against Manchester United has been chalked off and awarded as a Marcos Rojo own goal. The Frenchman started the match on the bench once again, but replaced Alex Iwobi in the 65th minute with the scores tied and made an immediate impact as Arsenal re-took ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Jürgen Klopp’s half-time message at Turf Moor was the catalyst for Liverpool’s hard-fought 3-1 win over Burnley, according to Xherdan Shaqiri. After a goalless first 45 minutes, a much-changed Reds side fell behind early in the second period. The visitors upped the ante following Jack Cork’s opener, though, and responded rapidly through goals by James Milner and substitute Roberto Firmino. Shaqir ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
The Day 9 of FIH Men’s hockey world cup 2018 will see the start of 3rd round matches with Pool A encounters. In today's first match, Spain will lock horns with New Zealand while the second match will be played between Rio Olympic gold medallist Argentina and France at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. In the head to head comparison for previous Hockey World Cups, Spain won 4 out of 7 matches ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
David de Gea Dropped a clanger by letting Shkodran Mustafi's header through his hands. Then saved magnificently from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice. 6 Diogo Dalot Was vulnerable against Sead Kolasinac on a taxing full Premier League debut. Still managed to execute last-minute interceptions. 6 Chris Smalling A steady presence in the back three after he missed the Southampton trip with a foot injury ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Reading have confirmed the sacking of Paul Clement as manager after a poor start to the season. Clement, who was appointed in March and helped Reading escape relegation from the Championship last season, has led his team to just four wins from 20 matches this campaign to leave the club just above the relegation zone. “Owners Mr Yongge Dai and Ms Xiu Li Dai have made the difficult decision that the ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
This picture taken on December 3, 2018 shows Murtaza Ahmadi sitting next to his mother inside their home in Kabul. - Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. (Photo credit should read NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)The young Lionel Messi fan who touched the hearts of millions when he was pictured wearing a makeshift soccer jersey with his favorite play ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
ADELAIDE: India's first innings hero Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday conceded that the top-order should have batted better on day one of the first Test against Australia. Pujara's 16th Test hundred and first in Australia helped India recover to 250-9 at stumps, after they had been reduced to 127-6 at one stage. "We should have batted better but they also bowled well in the first two sessions. I knew ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
Arsenal played out a thrilling draw away to Manchester United last night to extend their unbeaten sequence to 20 games in all competitions.The second half was frenetic with two goals inside the space of a a minute as Jesse Lingard replied to a Marcos Rojo own goal to pick up a point.While the Gunners have made massive strides under Emery since he replaced Arsene Wenger last summer, the Spanish tact ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Jonny Hayes, left, was one of seven players introduced to the Celtic XICeltic manager Brendan Rodgers has defended his decision to make seven changes to his side after they spilled two points at Motherwell.The champions were held to a 1-1 draw, with Danny Johnson equalising for the hosts in the final two minutes.Rodgers rotated heavily from Sunday's League Cup final triumph over Aberdeen, resting ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Moz's message James Morrison admits that the meeting with Aston Villa was one of the first matches he kept his eye out for when the Championship fixtures were released in the summer. After two seasons without any encounters with local rivals Villa, the West Brom stalwart is excited by the prospect of another derby at The Hawthorns - this one on home soil, under the lights and in front of the tel ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
By the time it was all done the supporters of these famous old clubs could be forgiven for pining for the days when this was the most eagerly anticipated fixture in the Premier League. It was an error-strewn match, high on incident but low on quality, and Arsenal in particular will realise it could have been a more profitable night if they had removed some of the carelessness. Twice they led but o ...
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SPORTS | 6th December 18
Usman Khawaja took an absolute peach to dismiss Virat Kohli in the first Test at Adelaide. (Source: AP) Virat Kohli’s stupendous batting record at Adelaide was blemished a touch by Usman Khawaja on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. The wicket, off Pat Cummins, allowed him to dismiss Kohli for a second time in four balls – spread across a year and a half. The previous dismissal c ...
SPORTS | 6th December 18
Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah brought up his 200th Test wicket in his 33rd match. (Source: AP) Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah created history as he broke an 82-year-old record during the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on the fourth day. Picking his fifth wicket in the match, dismissing William Somerville for 4, Shah completed his 200-wicket milestone in the longest format, becoming th ...