Fans slam Yuvraj Singh for skipping Ranji Trophy game following IPL auction deal

first_imgAdvertisement 93aiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfqtwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eri6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dnb2hWould you ever consider trying this?😱4ex0Can your students do this? 🌚4hdebRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: myKhel)Advertisement Yuvraj Singh faced immense criticism from the social media after he missed the Ranji Trophy game for his state side Punjab post IPL auction where he was picked by Mumbai Indians for the base price 1 crore. Interestingly, the cricketer played three Ranji Trophy matches before IPL auction to prove his worth and didn’t make any significant impact.Advertisement Yuvraj was released from his contract with the Kings XI Punjab following a poor season in 2018. Fans now believe that he had decided to play the domestic tournament prior to the auction only to grab the attention of IPL franchises.Yuvraj scored 24 against Delhi, 4 & 9 against Himachal Pradesh and 41 against Tamil Nadu. Despite these performances, Mumbai Indians still went for him in the second round after he remained unsold in the first.Advertisement But instead of continuing his run with Punjab, he pulled out of their next Ranji game after the IPL auction which started on Saturday. Fans who were gathered outside the gates of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to catch a glimpse of the southpaw returned in disappointment failing to spot him.While his state side is sweating it out in Hyderabad, Yuvraj is seen to be enjoying Christmas holidays now in Hungary. His wife Hazel Keech had posted a picture of him with Ashish Nehra and Ajit Agarkar.Here are some the reactions on how the fans felt, after being irked by it.He played just for ipl auction, After the auctions were over, opted out of todays match against hyderabad, such a selfish player— King Rohit (@KingRoh56371584) December 22, 2018Also Read:Viv Richards defends Virat Kohli’s aggressive behavior Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s struggles under Sarri revealed – its all in the training

first_imgAdvertisement bo99NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspwl0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eedka( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) znWould you ever consider trying this?😱yg91zCan your students do this? 🌚fbRoller skating! Powered by Firework When former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri arrived in England to take over the managerial duties at Chelsea, the Blues seemed to be off to a great start under the Italian. But soon, various issues surfaced, and soon a dip in their form was observed. The problem lies in the way Sarri trains his players. Advertisement Sarri’s tactics at first were hailed by many as something that the club needed. But considering their recent turn in form, even the club’s most loyal of fans are now disappointed with the quality of football on the pitch, and have started to question the coach’s methods.The 60-year old Italian did not hold back to criticize his players after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal, and summed it all up saying his squad was all but “difficult to motivate”. Now one might think the answer probably lies in the training, since the club suffered 4 losses in their last 9 Premier League outings itself.Advertisement Sarri’s bifurcation of the ground among the defenders and, the forwards and midfielders for training explains why the backline has problems linking up with the rest. It is also noteworthy that he makes the team train even on matchdays with late kick-offs, which explains how Alvaro Morata sustained a minor hamstring injury which ruled him out of the first leg of their League Cup tie against Spurs a fortnight ago.Sarri had been infamous in Naples as well, for not having much of any rotation in the squad, and the fact that he often chooses players from a very small group backs that fact observed in Italy. This is sure to cause some rift between him and his players, with one reported saying whether Sarri “even knows what my name is”.Advertisement However, David Luiz seems to refute all the reports, and has affirmed that Sarri has the confidence of the whole dressing room and, the fact that Higuain, the striker he most wanted in London, has been arranged for even though on loan, shows that he has the club’s backing too.Whether or not these things change is something that still remains to be seen.Read also:-Watch: Rio Ferdinand slams Chelsea midfielder JorginhoChelsea offer Callum Hudson-Odoi £70,000 per week to stay Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal ease past Manchester United to storm into the top four

first_imgAdvertisement xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7znmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7wzeh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1c3akrWould you ever consider trying this?😱4q5Can your students do this? 🌚cebRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal eased past Manchester United to reclaim their fourth position in the League Table at the Emirates. The Gunners scored 2 goals against Manchester United at the Emirates to snatch an important victory on Sunday.Advertisement The Gunners are currently situated at the fourth position in the League Table with 60 points in 30 matches so far. On the other hand, the Red Devils are at the fifth position in the League Table with 59 points in same number of matches. The Gunners started the match on a fire as Granit Xhaka scored an important opening goal for the home side at the 12th minute of the match. Alexandre Lacazette provided the ball towards Granit Xhaka at this moment.Advertisement The Gunners defended really well in this match. The Red Devils created so many chances. However, they failed to penetrate in the final third. The first half of the match ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the Gunners.In the second half, Arsenal were awarded a penalty at an important moment of the match. Alexandre Lacazette was fouled inside the box by Fred at the 69th minute of the match. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang converted successfully from the spot for the Gunners. The Gunners won the match with a margin of 2-0 against Manchester United at the Emirates.Advertisement https://www.sportsindiashow.com/harry-kane-will-face-no-punishment-headbutt-cesar-azpilicueta/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hayley joins the team

first_imgThe Gazette’s sports desk is happy to announce Hayley Wildes as the newest addition to the team as a sports…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Eagles look to upset Ocean in Group III semifinal game

first_imgThe Middletown High School South field hockey team will be looking to extend its season this afternoon when it visits Ocean in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III playoffs. Sheila Clabby and Alexis Massa scored two goals apiece to pace the Eagles’ 5-1 triumph over Holy Cross on Friday in the tourney’s opening round. The win upped Middletown South’s record to 12-6-2. “The girls really wanted that game and it showed in their play,” Coach Donna Bower said. “Our players were always the first to the ball; they just didn’t want it to be their last game. They’ll have to play the same way against Ocean.” Second-seeded Ocean, 13-2-5, is coming off a 3-0 opening round success against St. John Vianney of Holmdel. The Spartans edged sixth-seeded Middletown South, 2-1, during the regular season in a hard-fought contest. The Eagles enter the game healthy and with Clabby and Massa, who have scored 18 and seven goals respectively, rolling. South’s other forward, Becky Bowen, contributed an assist to the victory. Bower noted that center-midfielder Candice Hilbert played a dominating role in the Holy Cross win. Midfielder Erin Wheeler, fullback Allison Oliver and goalie Jill Green, who has 10 shutouts this season, also had strong games. In addition, Middletown South is a robust 6-2 over its last eight games. “It’s difficult to single anyone out because the entire team played very, very well on Friday,” Bower added. “They went out there with one thing in mind, to win the game. And that’s what they did.” The Eagles’ coach acknowledged a visit to Ocean is no walk in the park, but she noted that her team played well against the Spartans. “We know we can play with them,” Bower said. “Ocean has a higher seed, and they’re a very tough and talented team. We just have to go out there and play. We have nothing to lose.” Red Bank Regional, the ninth seed, will visit Toms River South, seeded fourth, in the other semifinal game. Elsewhere in Central Jersey Group I action, the Keyport Red Raiders are set to make their first appearance in the state tournament since the program was restarted in the early 1990s. The Red Raiders, at 10-5-2, will play Florence today as the lone representative from the Shore in the CJ Group I tournament. —Warren Rappleyealast_img read more

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Warriors look to cap magical season with NBA title run

first_imgWarriors look to cap magical season with title runBy Jahmal CornerApril 15 (Reuters) – When the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls set the former record of 72 wins in one season they coined an accompanying phrase: “72-10 don’t mean a thing without the ring.”The Golden State Warriors are inclined to agree, and as the NBA playoffs open on Saturday they know their historic 73-win regular season will lose its luster unless they end the campaign with championship jewelry.Golden State have been compared to those Michael Jordan-led Bulls all season long, with many former greats proclaiming the Warriors could not have stood the test of past eras.Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, for one, stated that his former Chicago team would sweep the current Warriors team in a mythical series matchup.Shrugging off such a hypothetical, Golden State, whose coach Steve Kerr played on the 72-win Bulls team, have a chance to put their stamp on the current generation and will begin their title defense against the Houston Rockets on Saturday.“With Pippen coming out and saying what he said, that’s cool. We respect those guys (on that team),” Golden State forward Draymond Green told reporters. “We’ve got one of them in our locker room.”The Eastern Conference’s Cleveland Cavaliers would love a return trip to the NBA Finals and a rematch with the Warriors but must first steady their bumpy ride.Cleveland’s LeBron James has been at the center of the team’s drama beginning when they fired coach David Blatt midway through the season despite leading the Eastern Conference.The standout trio of James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have yet to reach the potential imagined when they teamed up last season and James has romanticized about joining forces with opposing All-Stars, bringing into question the Cavs’ chemistry.Despite that, Cleveland are the heavy favorite to win the East and James, looking to reach a sixth straight NBA Final, insists he is intently focused on leading these Cavs.“It’s a mind switch. I’m going to the gym even more,” James said. “Dialing in even more to focusing on what I need to do for us to be better.”The Toronto Raptors, powered by an All-Star backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, are the main threat to Cleveland while the third-seeded Miami Heat are an intriguing bunch who were bolstered by the acquisition of sharpshooter Joe Johnson in February.The health of Miami All-Star Chris Bosh remains a critical mystery, however. He has been sidelined since February due to a recurring blood clot issue and his return remains in question.Atlanta will attempt to build on last season’s run to the conference final, while the scrappy Boston Celtics will not be a pushover opponent.In the West, the San Antonio Spurs remain the experienced model of consistency and are ready to chase a sixth championship banner with a reloaded roster.Veterans LaMarcus Aldridge, David West and Kevin Martin will attempt to mesh their talents with coach Gregg Popovich’s proven game plan.Oklahoma City are facing their first postseason with new coach Billy Donovan along with the pressures of prevailing in the final year before star Kevin Durant becomes a free agent.Durant and triple-double machine Russell Westbrook are a battle-tested duo but the clock is ticking on a partnership that has not reached the Finals since 2012.The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping the return of forward Blake Griffin can ignite their championship hopes.Griffin missed 45 straight games due to injury and suspension and his return makes the Clippers a dangerous foe.But the spotlight will be on the Warriors as they look to again walk in the footsteps of those old Bulls who inevitably closed the season with ‘the ring.’last_img read more

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Uncle Frank claims Owen Silvera Memorial

first_imgLEADING RIDER Anthony Thomas yesterday combined with champion trainer Wayne DaCosta to boot home three winners, his fifth in two days, pushing him to 55 for the season -19 clear of Shane Ellis atop the jockeys’ standings. Thomas, who rode two winners on Saturday, lit up yesterday’s 10-race meet with a three-timer including UNCLE FRANK in the Owen Silvera Memorial feature race at a mile. One of three DaCosta runners in the five-horse field, UNCLE FRANK chased BIRDIE MY LOVE into the lane and afterwards outbattled his rail-running stablemate, RADICAL, in a stirring stretch duel from a furlong and a half out. MARVELLOUS MARVA, the favourite, with Mellisa Ward astride, finished third under an indecisive ride from the female apprentice, who was forced to check the five-year-old mare in tight quarters turning for home and again when challenging a furlong out. Set down on the outside after changing lanes, MARVELLOUS MARVA had too much to do and had to settle for third, denying Ward a second trophy win aboard the grey with whom she had won the Mark My Word Trophy on May 23. Thomas, who had earlier won the first of his three races for DaCosta with DYSFUNCTIONAL, returned to close the jockey-trainer three-timer with WINTER IS COMING in the final race of the day.last_img read more

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GTT increases speeds at no extra cost to its business customers

first_imgGTT on Saturday announced that it is increasing broadband Internet access speeds to its business customers for the same price currently paid. The increase in speeds is subject to a customer-by-customer analysis, where physical plant upgrades may be required; but, in some cases, customers will enjoy up to thrice their actual speeds.GTT continues to make substantial investments in its subsea cable network, the core Internet network in Guyana, along with improvements in its access network to businesses and residents.The present upgrade for business customers is another benefit from these investments. The telephone company, in a release, has stated that in addition to providing the highest quality and most affordable broadband service in Guyana, it provides the best mobile plans and devices for businesses.The telephone giant is urging the public to contact local representatives on 226-7777 or business@gtt.co.gy to discuss a GTT communications package that would enable the public to ‘Do More’.last_img read more

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Services set for Moran

first_img Her musical specialty was piano. She studied piano for 10 years under Margatet Lohmann at Whittier College. Moran dedicated 50 years of her professional life to the field of musical education. As a 30-year member of the the Whittier Musicians Club, she opened her home nany times for concerts and numerous other gatherings. Also a very active swimmer, Moran was a regular swimmer at the Whittier YMCA for 30 years. Married to Thomas Moran for 54 years, they both were totally dedicated to their family. She shared later years with her dear friend Dave Davies. She is survived by her four children: Mike Moran, Paul Moran, and Matthew Moran, all of Whittier, and daughter, Laurel Fryer of Santa Barbara, and six grand children. WHITTIER – A funeral will be held Saturday for Elsa Moran, former president of the Music Teachers Association of California, who died Tuesday following a stroke. She was 89. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. at Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, 900 N. Meridian Ave., Colton. Born March 21, 1918, Moran grew up in Colton. She came to Whittier to attend college, graduating from Whittier College and then continuing her musical education at Cal State Fullerton. Her funeral Saturday will be followed by a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. at her Whittier home, 5328 Magnolia Terrace.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Premier League opening weekend – Where to find live streams

first_img1 Premier League opening weekend – Where to find live streams This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukManchester United v Tottenham, Saturday, 12.45pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Two of last season’s top five, a pair of managers who love to attack, plus Manchester United have new signings aplenty on show. Still, they didn’t need all their fancy Sch- players like Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin and, erm, MemphiSchdepay to paddle Spurs’ bottom 3-0 in March. Tottenham have strengthened their defence in the summer, but their lack of chances in that loss at Old Trafford (it was 89 minutes until they had a shot on goal) is a concern. Can they get a better supply line to the big Kane up front? We can’t wait to find out.Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Saturday, 3pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)It’s not a glam fixture, but the debut of possibly the smallest club ever to play in the Premier League is a heartwarming occasion. Yep, get ready for a whole world of being patronised, Bournemouth fans, as Eddie Howe’s plucky Cherries welcome Aston Villa to Dean Court, their 11,700-seater stadium. It’s also an early battle between two probable rivals in the survival race and a chance to see Danny Dyer – in his BAFTA award winning role as Villa manager Tim Sherwood – strut around like a nawty peacock on the touchline. Luvvly.Norwich v Crystal Palace, Saturday, 3pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)A lot to like in this game, because Carrow Road will be a bouncing, yellow-and-green hub of excitement as Norwich make their welcome Premier League return. It also pits a hotshot young manager in Alex Neil against a super-hot young manager (in his own mind) Alan ‘Austin Powers’ Pardew, who’s done some slick transfer business this summer. Connor Wickham is likely to make his debut and Yohan Cabaye (if fit) in particular is usually a pleasure to watch in a fixture that we fancy almost as much as Pards fancies himself.Everton v Watford, Saturday, 3pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Two managers who start the season already under pressure. Roberto Martinez, yet to prove that he can construct a Premier League-class defence, and Quique Flores, who’s yet to prove he can even manage Watford. The Hornets have 20 different nationalities and counting in their squad, which is cheeringly diverse. But, given their host of new signings, instant cohesion seems unlikely. The more stable Everton should take three points here. “Watford will come with a belief that they can compete with anyone,” says Martinez.Leicester v Sunderland, Saturday, 3pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Well, something had to be bottom. Sorry Mackems, but your team were dire to watch last season – and Dick Advocaat had to be begged out of retirement to take the managerial job. Leicester went one worse, digging up the decrepit remains of Claudio Ranieri – because apparently Jose Mourinho doesn’t find this league easy enough, so why not just give him six points right off, eh Foxes? That said, Leicester were fun to watch last season. Expect a 4-3 thriller at the King Power and rancid egg running down Sport’s face for placing this 10th. You’re welcome.Chelsea v Swansea, Saturday, 5.30pm (live on talkSPORT, and live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)They’re deserved title favourites, but Chelsea have had a surprisingly rubbish pre-season. Not just the loss to Arsenal, but also shipping four against New York Red Bulls – and is Diego Costa actually fit? Because his stand-ins look craptacular. Of course, we all expect Jose Mourinho will just crank his Blue Machine into life when games actually matter, but they don’t have it easy first up. Swansea were the quiet success story of 2014/15: if the champions are off the boil, they could take advantage.Arsenal v West Ham, Sunday, 1,30pm (live on talkSPORT, and live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)?Bit of an arse of a first match for new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic. West Ham have lost their previous 10 games against Arsenal, which is a pretty ordinary record by any standard. That said, an early-season London derby is still a lively affair – especially now the Hammers have a stylish Frenchman of their own in Dimitri Payet. It would just be quite an Arsenal Thing if they were to go from the high of besting Chelsea 1-0 to failing to win against a new-look West Ham, like a hurdler flying out of the blocks only to clatter into the first obstacle.Newcastle v Southampton, Sunday, 1.30pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)In a league full of teams challenging for the title, aiming for the top four or scrapping for survival, here’s the match they’re billing as: The Battle Between Two Sides Who Will Finish Somewhere Between Seventh and 14th. Oh, that’s harsh! Southampton have thrilled us with their footy in recent seasons, while Newcastle are always an engrossing soap opera – and it’ll be interesting to see how Steve McClaren’s yo-yo managerial career goes next. But this game likely won’t produce the opening weekend’s big talking point.Stoke v Liverpool, Sunday, 4pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Like a big-time heavyweight going into an immediate rematch against a gnarled warrior who’s just knocked them spark out, Liverpool return to the Britannia Stadium: location of the end of last season’s 6-1 walloping. Frankly, Liverpool still look a bit chinny, with question marks hanging over their goalkeeper and defence – but they have a puncher’s chance with Christian Benteke leading a new-look attack that might also feature Danny Ings. Stoke, meanwhile, are forging a team of Barcelona rejects. Will it be a repeat or revenge?West Brom v Manchester City, Monday, 8pm (live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Not the most competitive challenge on paper for one of the title favourites, what with Manchester City having done the double over West Brom for the last three seasons. Tony Pulis is, however, a wily old fox who’s pulled down many a big club’s big pants, which makes this interesting – as does the (likely) competitive debut of £49m man Raheem Sterling for his new club. He’s shown flashes of superb form in pre-season, but this is a step up. The Baggies had a man sent off after 89 seconds against City in March, but conceded only three. Disciplined.last_img read more

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