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Diego Costa blames Antonio Conte for his departure from Chelsea

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Diego Costa and Antonio Conte

Diego Costa has criticized former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and said that he left Stamford Bridge because of his behavior. He blames Antonio for his departure from Chelsea.

Diego Costa came to know about the end of his career in Chelsea when his manager made a message to him that he was no longer part of Chelsea.

For the second time in December 2017, Costa was presented as an Atletico Madrid player and three months later it was agreed that he would leave Chelsea on the £ 57 million transfer deal.

Diego Costa expressed his views on Antonio

Diego said on this that, “It was a very bad moment, but it wasn’t my fault. People said things, but time puts everything in its place. Look where the coach is, look at Conte.”

“I was wrong going to Chelsea, because of their way of dealing with things. Cholo [Atletico coach Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t love you, it’s clear and he shows it,” he added.

“At Chelsea, it was the opposite. I had the option of returning to Atleti and when Chelsea told me to go back to training with the reserves, I was clear that I was going back to Atletico, even though there were other offers,” he continued on the topic.

“If not, I would’ve stayed in Brazil with my family. I had to live my whole life with my family. I have other values that no money can buy.”

“Cholo has always been important, because of the coach and the person he is. I love him as a person.”

“He’s always been very direct to deal with. When he told me he wanted me to come back, it was like I’d never left,” he further said.

 

Rape case on Ronaldo is reopened

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Rape case reopened against Ronaldo

Who does not know Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in this world? This player has won player of the year title for the five times. Recently, Ronaldo has signed a 100 million Euro bond with Juventus escaping Real Madrid. But, now the rape case against Ronaldo is reopened in Nevada.

By the way Ronaldo lives in the headlines as much as in the field, the same way beyond the field. But this time something has happened that will stun his fans. Actually, this star player has been accused by an American woman in a rape case.

The woman tells her story;

According to this woman, Ronaldo had raped her in the year 2009. The German Magazine (Der Spiegel) published this in a column. However, after the allegations, Ronaldo’s lawyer says that the allegation of the woman is unfounded and he will also take legal action on this magazine to publish false news.

According to the news of the magazine, this case is of about 2009. In the US, Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas. After this, Ronaldo had requested her to resolve this issue outside the court and instead of this he gave her $ 3,75,000.

Now the question is that when the case was resolved outside the court and the woman had taken such a huge amount in money for it, then why the matter was raised again. The lawyer of that woman told that she had filed a civil complaint. She is very hurt since this accident, and she wants Ronaldo to be punished.

On the other hand, after the threat of legal action by Ronaldo’s lawyer, the magazine said that we have tried to answer Ronaldo and his management several times but there was no response from him.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gambhir’s storm destroys Kerala

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Gautam was on fir against Kerala

Gautam Gambhir, who is running out of Team India, is in a tremendous form these days. He is continuously scoring runs and strengthening his claim of the return in the Team India. Gautam Gambhir is playing Vijay Hazare Trophy these days and in this match played against Kerala, this Delhi batsman scored a century in quick succession.

Gambhir’s storm against Kerala:

In the match against Delhi, Kerala won the toss and decided to bowl first. Before going to bat first, Gautam Gambhir and Unmukt Chand got off to the opener from Delhi. Both of them shared a 172-run partnership for the first wicket.

After that Unmukt Chand was dismissed on 69 runs but Gambhir did not stop and kept scoring runs and continued to move the scoreboard. Gambhir scored 151 runs on just 104 balls with a strike rate of 145.19.

To score so many runs, Gambhir also hit 18 fours and 6 sixes. However, after this, he was not out and he went out of the field after retired heart.

Along with Gambhir, Dhruv Shorey also scored an unbeaten 99 in 69 balls for Delhi. However, due to end of the overs, Shourie missed out on completing his century.

Thanks to the storms of Gambhir and Shorey, Delhi’s team set a huge target of 392 runs in front of Kerala. Kerala then could only score 227 runs after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs and lost the match by 164 runs.

Gautam in a tremendous form

Gambhir’s bat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is raining runs heavily. Gambhir had earlier scored 62 runs against Saurashtra. After this, he scored 41 against Hyderabad and then Gautam scored 44 runs against Odisha.

3 things that shows the great T20 potential in young Rashid Khan

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Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

When Rashid Khan is bowling a googly, it is always difficult for opposition batsmen to think how to face his ball. He also specializes in not only getting wickets but also bowling the dot balls.

In the Dehradun T20 International match against Bangladesh, he took 3 wickets for 13 runs and crossed the 50-wicket mark in T20 International career. In T20 International, he has become the second fastest bowler to get 50 wickets in regards to a career span. He had just taken 50 wickets in 2 years and 226 days.

Here we are discussing about the great potential that Rashid Khan posses especially in T20I and can have a great shining career if he continues this way.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match preview: Real will look to bounce back

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. On Sunday in La Liga, two strong teams from the Spanish League will play against each other. After losing 0-3 against Savia in the last match, Real Madrid team will take on Atlético Madrid in the match. The match will be played on Madrid’s Santiago Bayernbue field.

Barcelona and Real Madrid teams have 13 points each on the points table but, Barcelona’s team is at the top of the points table according to the goal.

Atletico Madrid is also among the top three teams with 11 points. Real Madrid team will go to the ground without their star player Isco. Isco is injured nowadays.

Defender Joe Gomez’s injury is not very serious. In such a case, he can get off the ground for the match against Atletico.

Real’s Karim Benzema has scored four goals in the last five matches, but his compatriot Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann cannot show his pride, who has scored only two goals in six matches. Diego Costa did not even open his account yet in this season.

Look at the pages of history so far of Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Real has won 86 competitions against Atletico, while Atletico has won only 39.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match expected lineups

Real Madrid expected starting lineup:

Courtois; Odriozola, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Bale

Atletico Madrid expected starting lineup:

Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez; Lemar, Saul, Thomas, Koke; Griezmann, Costa

Judy Murray insists his son Andy to not rush on comeback

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Judy Murray
Judy Murray

Former world number one tennis player Andy Murray’s mother, Judy Murray, said that due to a hamstring injury, Andy, who has been away from the court for some time, will not rush to return without being completely fit.

Judy, the former British captain in the Fed Cup, said that Andy Murray is eager to be fully fit.

Andy Murray was at the top of the ATP rankings in 2016, but due to his absence from the game after the operation of the hip at the beginning of this year, his ranking has decreased to 311. He is currently playing in selected tournaments.

Murray was currently playing in the Shenzhen Open in China. He lost in quarterfinals against Fernando Verdasco of Spain 4-6, 4-6.

The 31-year-old player will play in just one tournament after this tournament, which will be in Beijing.

What did Judy Murray say?

Judy, who arrived in China’s Cooperative in Wuhan Open in the city, said, “he’s (Andy Murray) doing well. He’s working with a rehab specialist in Philadelphia.”

“He wants to absolutely focus the rest of the year on getting his body as ready as he can for the start of (2019),” she added in her statement.

“It’s been a long haul and that’s tough for anybody, but he’s incredibly disciplined, he’s incredibly resilient,” she continued about Andy.

“He loves what he does, so he’s desperate to get back. But… when you’ve been out that long, you don’t want to rush it. I think he’s in a good place at the moment,” Judy concluded.

Mohammed Shami asked for a Gunner to protect him from his wife

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Shami

In the ongoing dispute with the wife, Indian international cricketer Mohammed Shami has demanded Gunner for his security. In this regard, he has submitted an application to the District Magistrate. The District Magistrate has instructed to complete the formalities on the application form.

Team India’s fast bowler Mohammad Shami has a dispute with his wife Hasin Jahan for about six months. Hasin has lodged a lawsuit against him in Alipur police station of Kolkata.

When Mohammad does not play with the team, most of the time he lives with his family in his village Sahaspur Ali Nagar, although Mohammed Shami has kept a personal security guard in the past. Later he had removed him.

He came back from England tour and met with District Magistrate Hemant Kumar. On this day, he also met with his elder brother Haseeb Ahmed with SP Dr. Vipin Tada.

He has requested the district magistrate to provide Gunner soon after referring to the security arrangement entrusted to the prayer’s letter.

The DM has directed the subordinates to look into all the aspects on this petition so that after completing all the formalities the cricketer can get a Gunner.

What does DM say about Shami

We have received an application form for providing Gunner from cricketer Mohammed Shami, citing security arrangements. The action is being taken on the application.

– Hemant Kumar, District Magistrate Amroha

3 Legendary Indian Players Who Did Not Leave The Field Even After Injury

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Legendary Indian Players
Legendary Indian Players

3 Legendary Indian Players. In the first match of the Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal came on the field to bat despite the broken hands. He caught the bat with one hand and also faced the ball. In the second over of the same innings, with Tamim got injured and after that, he had to go to the hospital but when nine Bangladeshi batsmen returned to the pavilion and Mushfikur Rahim survived on the other end, Tamim came for batting.

Tamim Iqbal, though, faced only one ball but Mushfikur took his team to a respectable score. After this, with the spectacular display of the bowlers, Bangladesh won the match with 137 runs.

The same kind of spirit has been shown by  many Indian players as well and here we are discussing about 3 such Legendary Indian Players of Indian cricket.

3 Legendary Indian Players Who Did Not Leave The Field Even After Injury.

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh defeated Pakistan to play final

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Bangladesh defeated Pakistan
Bangladesh defeated Pakistan

Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mushfiqur Rahim (99) even though he missed a century by a run but, because of his glorious inning in uneven conditions and Mustafizur Rahman’s (4/43) great performance in the bowling Bangladesh succeeded to defeat Pakistan in the do or die match.

After defeating Pakistan by 37 runs Bangladesh entered into the final of Asia Cup 2018. Along with this defeat of Pakistan, cricket lover’s dream for another encounter between India and Pakistan remained incomplete.

Now India will face Bangladesh in the title match on Friday. Pakistan led by Safraz Ahmed, who came to chase the target of 240 runs against Bangladesh, could score only 202 runs after losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.

Imam-ul-Haq puts a fight against Bangladesh 

Although Imam-ul-Haq (83) remained on one end, no one could give him support except Shoaib Malik (30) and Asif Ali (31).

Imam formed a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket with Malik and 71 runs partnership with Asif Ali for the sixth wicket. Mahmudullah took the wicket of Imam by making him stumped by Liton Das.

He played 105 balls in his innings and hit two fours and 1 six. None of the other batsmen could stand tall against the bowlers of Bangladesh and hence Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mustafizur picked 4 wickets in the match.

India and Bangladesh to clash again:

India and Bangladesh teams will face each other in the Asia Cup title match for the second time. Although both will play the final for the first time in ODI format.

Last time (2016) it was played in T20I format. Then India had defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final. Then India had won the title for the first time in T20I format and overall for the sixth time.

Troy Deeney praised Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

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Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney

Watford striker Troy Deeney praised Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and said he does not want to face him because he is “very big, very strong, very fast” player.

In the beginning of last year, when he toured Liverpool in Anfield against Watford, he had a combat with Virgil van Dijk, in which Watford had to taste a 5-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Watford had faced Liverpool in November and now Deeney is not going to face it again.

Talking about Virgil van Dijk, Deeney said that “I’ve said it many times, I hate him. I hate going up against him.”

“He’s too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, loves fighting, a good head of hair,” he added in his statement.

He further said that, “One of those guys that sprays on his top as well, so it smells lovely! When he runs past you, it’s like ‘I can’t catch you.”

Troy Deeney also appreciated Joy Gomez

Talking about the great future for Joe Gomez Deeney made a statement and said “I’ve said for a very long time that I’ve got a massive respect for Joe Gomez. He could be England’s center-half for the next 15 years.”

“He is a beast of a player. And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better,” he concluded with.

Wuhan Open 2018: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova sent Kvitova out of the tournament

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

In the third round of the Wuhan Open on Wednesday, Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova showed the way out to Czech Republic’s experienced player Petra Kvitova.

In the third round of the women’s singles, world number 39 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. After this defeat, the hope of Perta Kvitova to win her third Wuhan Open title is also over.

After the post match interview Pavlyuchenkova said that “It’s my first Top 5 win in a while, so that means a lot and it’s very special. Petra is a super tough opponent, and I knew that.”

“We’ve had many matches before always tough and I finally could get a win, so I’m really happy with that. I’m happy with the victory today, and let’s see what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she also added.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to meet A. Barty in the next round

Pavlyuchenkova has entered the quarter-finals with a win over Kvitova. Pavlyuchenkova will face Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals.

Ashleigh Barty defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany in her third round match of the women’s singles category. The Australian defeated Kerber 7-5, 6-1.

Barty talked about Kerber after the match and said, “she’s always very difficult to play against. She’s one of the best players in the world, and you have to come out here, enjoy and have fun, and try and play as well as you can.”

“I played very well here last year, and it was an amazing week with some amazing memories. It’s nice to be back on this beautiful center court, playing some good tennis and getting further and further into the tournament,” she also added.

5 Reasons Why MS Dhoni is One of The Best Captains of All Time

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One of The Best Captains of All Time
MSD: One of The Best Captains of All Time

One of The Best Captains of All Time. In 2007, MS Dhoni started his new innings as a captain from the ICC T20 World Cup. In his very first ICC World Cup, India won the title and Dhoni became a star. The win in the final against Pakistan has paved the way for Dhoni to become the Indian captain in all formats of the game. After this, MSD led the Indian team for almost a decade and gave India a title victory in the ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Today, we will take a look at Dhoni’s five records as captain, who make him one of the best captains of all time. Please have a look….

#5. Clean sweep in Australia

Indian team visited Australia in 2016 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. In this tour, India had clean swept 3-0 in the T20I series. However, in this series, the Australian captain won all the toss, but the Indian team won all the matches.

Earlier, after losing the ODI series 4-1, Team India returned and took possession of the T20I Series.

#4. Captain in most international matches 

MS Dhoni has led India in 332 international matches as captain. This is the highest number of matches captained by any player in international cricket. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won 178 matches out of these 332 matches and lost to 120, while 21 matches were tied up.

MS Dhoni has 53.77% of the winning percentage as Captain, and he is in the third position after Ricky Ponting (67.90%), and Graeme Smith (56.99%), in this case (captaining his team in 200 or more matches).

#3. Highest number of T20I match won 

MS Dhoni has made an unmatched record of most victories in the T20 International matches as captain. He led India in 72 T20I matches and won 41 of them.

Apart from this, Dhoni is also the first captain to win 150 T20I matches (this includes T20 leagues). He has achieved this achievement by winning the title in IPL 2018 for his franchise team Chennai Super Kings.

#2. Second most match wins in foreign soil

MS Dhoni is India’s best captain in the ODI matches played in foreign countries. In the captaincy of Dhoni, the Indian team has recorded a record 67 matches win on foreign soil. In this case only Australia captain Ricky Ponting is ahead of him, under whose leadership Australia has won 104 ODIs in foreign tours.

#1. The only captain to win all three major ICC Tournaments

MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world, who has won his ICC World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC T20 World Cup. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the ICC T20 World Cup on September 24, 2007, ICC World Cup on April 2, 2011 and on June 23, 2013 India won the ICC Champions Trophy. MS Dhoni was the ‘Man of the Match’ in the ICC World Cup 2011 final. He had played an unbeaten 91 * and made India a world champion in his style by hitting the six out of the park.

Hence, all the above facts prove that MS Dhoni is One of The Best Captains of All Time.

Jordan Pickford signs a six year deal with Everton

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Jordan Pickford
Jordan Pickford

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has signed a next 6 year deal with Everton and his ambitions to emerge as a legend for Everton. After his debut season at Everton, Jordan Pickford was awarded the player of the year for 2017 and now this new 6-year deal will further encourage the 24-year-old to do well for the club as well as himself.

In the FIFA World Cup 2018, Jordan Pickford was England’s number one in the run to the final four stage.

England, however, was restricted the finals after Croatia and France took on each other in the final game of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Happy to be at Everton: Jordan Pickford

Jordan expressed his elation and satisfaction about his presence at Everton. He stated that his career has definitely moved on with Everton and he wants to become the best player as a goalkeeper.

He further added that he hopes to garner success for the club’s fans in order to earn the right to be hailed as a legend at Everton. Jordan wants to play as many games as possible for the club and this goal is a priority for him.

Jordan has featured in all the six games of Everton in this year’s Premier League and Everton is at the 12th spot on the points table. He featured in his maiden outing at the senior international level in 2017.

He was named the man of the match when England got the better of Sweden in the last eight of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest

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Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest
Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest

In a Test match that runs for five days, a player has a right test. It is very important for the players to stay fit mentally and physically. There are few players in the history of Test cricket who have played most Tests without rest.

To play a Test the player needs to concentrate more as sometimes he had to bat or ball for most of the time of the match. Only the great players can have that stamina and concentration in them to sustain that kind of environment.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 players who have consistently played in many Test matches:

Paul Pogba would not captain Manchester United again: Jose Mourinho

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Paul Pogba

Owing to the apparent issues with Paul Pogba’s attitude, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told the former that he would not captain the club again. Mourinho does not want Pogba to be at the helm of the things given the kind of attitude he has.

Paul Pogba was informed of the decision before the commencement of the game between United and Derby County on Tuesday.

Mourinho is certainly not impressed with Pogba’s duties as captain performed on Saturday again the Wolves at Old Trafford. Pogba rejoined Manchester United in 2016 after being with Juventus.

After the draw last Saturday, Pogba stated that he wanted the team to play aggressively attacking football at Old Trafford against the Wolves.

Barcelona wants Paul Pogba badly

The bitterness in the equation between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba has been more than visible in the recent times. And Pogba has expressed his dissatisfaction about being at Old Trafford.

Barcelona is very keen to have Paul join them. And hence it would not be a surprise if Paul Pogba decides to bid a farewell to Manchester United.

It would be a big challenge for Jose Mourinho to make Pogba stay but letting him go would be a massive failure for Mourinho.

The prudent thing to do would be to make him stay but that would dilute the stature of  Mourinho. Which way will the future unfold for Manchester United?

Team India is all set for the battle with Afghanistan

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India vs Afghanistan

The Indian team has played so well in the Asia Cup 2018 so far. Its bowling was amazing, the batting looked good and Rohit Sharma is also proving himself a also very good captain. The Indian team, who has already reached the finals, will face Afghanistan without any pressure on Tuesday.

Jaspreet Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have so far given the great inspiration toIndian bowling. There is no better ball than a wicket-taking dot ball in cricket anywhere. With the new ball this pair is making pressure on the opposition team very soon by taking wickets.

Taking Ravindra Jadeja in the team, has brought new spark in the field of bowling. This means that now India has the full time five bowlers. The choice of Kedar Jadhav is also wonderful and he will remain in the team for the match against Afghanistan.

Many options for ICC World Cup

In such a situation, when the injured Pandya will return, then the captain will have many options along with him, which will be crucial for the ICC World Cup 2019.

In England, there is a cleverly bowled bowl of white ball cricket, as did India in the Champions Trophy. Rohit is taking the team forward.

They have a strategy. There is one important reason behind their bowling changes. They are not afraid to take decisions, whose advantage is finally reaching the team.

Rohit himself and Shikhar Dhawan are coming out to open without any fear. There is no doubt about his ability.

Loris Karius wants apologies from Sergio Ramos for injuring him

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Loris Karius
Loris Karius

Loris Karius has spoken about the allegations raised on him, alleging that he had escaped from Liverpool following the mistakes made against Real Madrid in the Champions League final last season.

In the match between Madrid and Liverpool, Madrid won the match 3-1, out of which two goals were due to the mistake of Lauris. But later it was revealed that after the first goal, the balance of his mind was shaken by Sergio Ramos by applying an elbow on the face, after which he was mistaken for the second time.

Liverpool included Brazilian Alison Baker of AS Roma in the summer with £ 67 million and Curious chose to go to Turkey under two years loan.

Loris Karius wants apologies 

Now, Loris Karius wants apologies from Sergio Ramos for injuring him. Talking about the same he said, “He’s a hard player but I have nothing against him personally. I don’t know whether he did that on purpose, but that doesn’t matter to me in the end. Only one person knows and this is Sergio Ramos.”

“I went down and thought: ‘What’s going on now?’ No reaction from the five referees. I felt the adrenaline rushing through my body and thought only about playing on,” he added.

“A concussion was proven, and it harmed my spatial vision. The club asked me to go see a specialist. But again, I won’t use this as an excuse. I performed constantly throughout the whole season, so you can put it this way. Under ordinary circumstances I cannot explain those mistakes,” He concluded.

 

Frank Lampard is elated to be up against Jose Mourinho

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Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

As Derby County gears up to take on Manchester United on Tuesday, Frank Lampard seems quite elated about the reunion with Jose Mourinho. Derby County will be travelling to Manchester United for the Carabao Cup. Frank Lampard believes that going against Jose Mourinho and his boys will be more than interesting.

Frank Lampard, the boss of the Rams played under Jose Mourinho during the former’s stay at Chelsea. Now both of them will be ‘up against each other as managers of their respective sides on Tuesday.

Both teams will take on each other in the third round of the competition. Are you excited for the clash?

Frank Lampard also stated that his career got a boost under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and now he is excited to cross his paths again with his former mentor who would now be his opponent on Tuesday.

Frank Lampard recalled how his career shot up at the age of 25 after the advent of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Lampard said that he has gained a lot from the confident that Mourinho has always exhibited and also the manner in which Mourinho goes about his personality.

Frank Lampard hails Jose Mourinho 

Lampard further lauded Mourinho’s career as a manager. He also hailed the success that he has been able to garner as a manager.

He is really excited to see Mourinho as a competitor. That would give a new dimension to their relationship which was previously that of a mentor and a student.

Saint Petersburg Open: Dominic Thiem wins the title

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Saint Petersburg Open: Thiem wins the title

In the finals of the Saint Petersburg Open, Austrian star tennis player Dominic Thiem defeated Slovak Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-1 to win the title. This is the 11th title of Dominic Thiem’s career. He won the title for the first time on the Indoor Hard Court.

At the eighth position in the ATP rankings, Thiem took an hour and eight minutes to defeat Martin Klizan. This is the first victory of the Austrian player on the 65th ranked Martin Klizan.

The top seed Dominic finished the match in just 68 minutes and didn’t find it hard to beat the Slovak player at the end.

Dominic expressed his views on Saint Petersburg Open

The 25-year-old player said after the match that, “It’s my first indoor title and it’s really amazing.”

“I felt myself a bit tired at the end but I’m really happy that I made it.” he said with joy.

“It always means a lot to win a tournament. There’re not too many guys who win a tournament every year so it’s really special,” he added.

Dominic Thiem thanked the people there who came to support him in the tournament in his style. Along with this, he also promised them to come back next year and defend the title.

“I’m happy that I won my first indoor title in Saint Petersburg. I couldn’t find the better place to win my first indoor title,” Thiem concluded.

Asia Cup 2018: Here’s the expected Team India

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Asia Cup

After defeating Hong Kong and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018, Team India will retain the win against Bangladesh in the Super-4 match on Friday. Here is the predicted team for the match against Bangladesh in Asia Cup.

Opener ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma has a double responsibility for opening and captaincy on his shoulders. Although he scored 23 runs against his bat against Hong Kong But by staging a 52-run against Pakistan, he responded to the opponents.

At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored a superb century of 127 in the first match against Hong Kong and 46 against Pakistan. Team India has great expectations from this opening pair.

Ambati Rayudu’s place in the middle order is fixed. In the first match, Rayudu scored 60 runs against Hong Kong in the 70 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes and unbeaten 31 against Pakistan.

Dinesh Karthik’s palce is also being considered almost certain. Karthik has also done well in both the matches. At the same time, Manish Pandey can return.

Playing Kedar Jadhav as an all-rounder is being considered for sure. He did not get a chance in the first match against Hong Kong, but he got the best 3 wickets against Pakistan.

MSD needs to gain the form

At the same time, Team India’s former captain and wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni needs to get some form. He returned to the pavilion after being dismissed on a duck in the first match against Hong Kong. He did not get the chance to bat against Pakistan.

Team India can come up with two spin and two fast bowlers. The spin department may be near Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal. At the same time, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed can be seen in the fast bowling department.

Khaleel Ahmed shines in his debut match for Team India

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Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed

Left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, who debuted in the ODI match against Hong Kong on Tuesday in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2018, has done a great job in his very first match.

In fact, Khaleel Ahmed presented the evidence of his superb bowling by taking 3 wickets against Hong Kong in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at Dubai.

Ahmed gave Team India the biggest success. Hong Kong opener Nizakat Khan was dismissed lbw by Khaleel. Khan played an impressive innings of 92 runs in 115 balls with 12 fours and 1 sixes. Ahmed dismissed him on the fourth ball of 36th over.

Apart from this, he showed the way of pavilion to Ehsan Khan (22) and Christopher Carter (3).

Its noticeable that the 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, living in Tonk, Rajasthan, becomes the 222nd ODI player to debut for Team India.

It is worth mentioning that Khaleel has played 17 list A matches in which he has taken 28 wickets. Rahul Dravid had been keeping an eye on him since the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016. He had also recently gone on a tour of England with India A.

Team India won the match:

India won its first match against Hong Kong by 26 runs. India scored 285 runs on the loss of 7 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan played a superb knock of 127 runs in the match. In the chase of India’s 285 runs Hong Kong could only score 259 runs on the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.

However, India won the match but, Hong Kong won the hearts of everyone with its spectacular performance.

Punjab Cricket Board selects Yuvraj Singh in the team for Vijay Hazare Trophy

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Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, who scored 8701 runs in 304 ODI for India, has been running out of the Indian team for a long time. IPL 2018 also got worse for Yuvraj, where he could not show a attractive performance. Because of which Yuvraj was not picked in the Indian team.

Clearly Yuvraj played his last match in June 2017. Since then he is constantly out of the team India. Significantly, Yuvraj has not been given an opportunity in the Asia Cup 2018 as well.

Now that the ICC World Cup has less than 9 months to go, and all the players are constantly trying to earn a ticket to England and make a place in Team India. Because of this, the Punjab Cricket Board has given Yuvraj Singh another chance to present his claim for the place in the Indian team in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Its noteworthy that, this veteran player was the man of the tournament in the historic victory of India as ICC World Cup 2011. He was then suffering from initial stage of tumor but, he played for India in that condition as well.

The Punjab team

Yuvraj Singh has been selected in the Punjab team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yuvraj was eagerly waiting for the opportunity. The Punjab team’s command has been handed over to young batsman Mandeep Singh.

Mandeep has got his punch in the IPL. Gurkeerat Mann will be the vice-captain of the team. Harbhajan Singh, like Yuvraj, was also expected to get a selection but he was not picked.

Roger Federer to feature in Discovery Channel’s series with Bear Grylls

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Federer on a mountain trip with Bear Grylls

The 20-time Grand Slam champion and veteran tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland made an exciting trip to Switzerland’s Alps mountain range. He faced snowy waterfalls, eats fish’s eyes and plays ping pong while sitting on a snowy mountain. He was there with British adventurer Bear Grylls.

Federer enjoyed this exciting journey with world famous adventure lover and best selling author Bear Grylls. This exciting journey of Federer was part of a new running series of discovery channel India called ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’.

This is a reality show in which Grylls will take all the celebrities to an exciting journey and during this period of time they will be able to investigate the skills of staying in the forest and maintaining their existence there.

Other celebrities with Bear Grylls  

Among these celebrities include Lena Headey of Game of Thrones, Don Cheadle, American Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and ‘Orange is The New Black’ actress Uzo Aduba.

Bear Grylls

The premiere of ‘Running Wild With Beer Grylls’ is going to be on air from September 20 at 9 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery World HD. In the first episode of this series, Federer will go on a trip to the Alps Mountain with Bear Grylls.

Federer said on this experience, “I was given the address of some place between the Swiss mountains and I only know that. This is something like before my match, my pulsations get faster. Even though I seem a strong person in tennis courts, I am afraid of many things in my life. There have been some scary moments in my life, so Grylls will hold my hand. “

Men are victims of more punishments than women in Grand Slams

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Grand Slams

Legendary tennis player Serena Williams had said that the double standards are adopted in the case of punishment in Grand Slams and other events, but the figures are inversely, in which the male players have been punished nearly three times more than women in case of loss of apathy and racket breaking cases.

According to the news of the New York Times, in the Grand Slam tournaments between 1998 and 2018, fines were imposed 1,517 times on male players while 535 cases of penalties were imposed on female players.

According to the figures collected by the news paper, more than 10 thousand matches played in the last 20 years. In the case of racket breaking, men have been fined 649 times, while women have been punished just 99 times.

In these figures, men have been fined 344 times in cases of “abusive language”, while women 140 times. Along with this,on the other hand, 287 cases were registered against men while 67 cases of women have been registered.

These figures have more issues against men because they play Best of Five matches in the Grand Slam. While women have to play best of three matches in Grand Slams.

What’s the matter?

Last week, Serena had opposed the decision of the chair umpire Carlos Ramos. This is because he had given her opponent a game during the match against Naomi Osaka in the US Open final, and called him a “liar” and “thief”. In the match, Osaka beat Serena 6-2, 6-4 and on her first US Open.

After the match, she told the tournament referee that since I’m a woman, you can make a decision against me.”

After the match, she said in a press conference,” It is not right. I have seen the men speaking umpires many times in abusive language. I am fighting for women’s rights and equality here, I told him to be a thief to snatch a game and give it to the opponent, but I thought it is gender discrimination.”

 

Babar Azam equals legendary Zaheer Abbas to reach 2000 ODI runs

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Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Babar Azam, who is called Virat Kohli of Pakistan, has completed 2000 runs in ODI against Hong Kong in the second match of Asia Cup 2018. He was the second fastest batsman in the world to reach the 2000 runs.

As Babar scored his 27th run against Hong Cong today, he reached the figure of 2000 runs. Although he could not break South African star opener Hashim Amla’s record. Where Amla had crossed the 2000 run score in 40 innings, Babar had to take 45 innings for this. He scored 33 runs against Hong Kong.

Babar is the third batsman to score 2000 runs in 45 innings. Before him, Pakistan’s great batsman Zaheer Abbas and England’s Kevin Pietersen have also scored 2000 runs in just 45 innings. Apart from these, Jonathan Trott of England crossed this figure in 47 innings.

There is also the name of Shikhar Dhawan in this list from India, who had done this in 48 innings. Former India coach and South African opener Gary Kirsten scored two thousand runs in his ODI career in 50 innings.

Babar Azam has scored 2006 runs in 45 innings of his 47 ODI in his career so far. Along with it, he has also scored 8 centuries and 7 half-centuries. In his small career, Babar has scored runs with a brilliant average of 54.

Fastest Batsmen to reach 2000 runs 

  1. Hashim Amla – 40 innings
  2. Zaheer Abbas – 45 innings
  3. Kevin Peitersen – 45 innings
  4. Babar Azam – 45 innings
  5. Jonathan Trott – 47 innings

Davis Cup 2018: Serbia white washed India 4-0

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Davis Cup 2018

Davis Cup 2018. N. Sriram Balaji got a straight-game defeat in straight sets in the fourth match here on Sunday with the Indian team losing 0-4 to Davis World Group play-off without registering a single win against Serbia. The hosts had already made their mark by making an unbeatable 3-0 lead.

India does not make any difference to the outcome of the fourth match played today, so India gave Balaji the place of Ramkumar Ramanathan. Serbia also introduced Pedja Krstin in place of Dusan Lazovic.

Balaji, who has been paying more attention to the doubles, lost 3-6, 1-6 in 66 minutes to the Indoor Clay Court at the Kraljevo Sports Venue. Both teams agreed not to play the 5th match.

Balaji said after match, “It was not a bad match for me. I got game points in every service game but could not convert them into points. Even most of the returns were close. Scores look easy, but our game was long.”

India has lost 4 encounters out of 5 encounters against Serbia. India had defeated it in 1927, but then the country’s name was Yugoslavia.

Current US Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia had decided not to play in Davis Cup 2018 and Filip Krajinović had been ruled out due to injury but India could not take advantage anyway.

India’s current focus 

According to the new rules of the Davis Cup, India will not immediately return to the Asia-Oceania Group. Instead, India will participate in the 24-team qualifying tournament in February 2019 under the campaign to qualify for the 18 teams Davis Cup finals.

12 winners will qualify, while 4 teams from the semi-finals from the 2018 season will enter directly. ITF will provide 2 wild cards for the inaugural Davis Cup finals.

Djokovic is No. 1 player in the world: Bogdan Obradović

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Bogdan Obradović

Bogdan Obradović, who is Serbia’s legendary tennis player, has said that Navak Djokovic, the 14th Grand Slam title winner, is the best player for him on this land. He told in a special conversation with our associate newspaper The Times of India that when he first met Djokovic, he was 10 years old.

Obradovic, who contributed a lot to Serbian tennis, said, “I first saw Djokovic in 1997 and he was 10 years old. His father brought him to Red Star Club, where I used to work. I also remember his first practice. He works in a very professional way. He then lowered his bag, ran and started warming up. I did not need to say a word.”

In the Serbian government, Parliament member Obradovic said, “When he was 13 years old, during the day’s session, I asked him why do you play tennis. What is the goal? Then he replied, that he wants to be World No. 1.”

“He used to train himself with 4-5 years elder players than him. It is very difficult that the 13-year-old player practicing with the players of the age of 18-19 year because they run very fast, more strong and hits the ball very hard but Novak never complained,” he added.

Bogdan Obradović compared Djokovic with other legendary players

51-year-old Obradovich said, “Roger Federer plays aggressive from Baseline and he knows how to attack. Rafael Nadal is a strong opponent, he gives 100 percent on any occasion in the game.”

“But Novak is a player whose defense is equal to Nadal and the attack is improving. Novak is number -1 because his two shots – forehand and backhand are equal. He is the only player in history, whose two shots are equal. “

Sachin Tendulkar leaves the Franchise of Kerala Blasters

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Kerala Blasters

Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has ended the stake in the Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Kerala Blasters. The ISL Club provided this information in a statement on Sunday. Sachin was the face of this franchise from the first edition of 2014.

Kerala Blasters said, “Sachin has been a great support and we thank him for his contribution to the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC). He will always be a member of the Yellow Army. Now we will continue to work for the spirit of sports, fans and people of Kerala.”

The statement also said, “IQuest, Chiranjeevi and Allu Arvind had 80% stake in the club. These three have now made a final agreement to get Sachin’s 20% in the club.

For the past two days, there was news in a section of the media that the billionaire Yusuff Ali M.A. of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought a stake from Sachin.

Sachin’s emotional message to Kerala Blasters 

In his emotional message Sachin says “Over the last four years, KBFC has been an integral part of my life. I have undergone all the emotions that millions of Blasters fans have undergone during this period.”

“In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Blasters as a co-promoter'” Sachin added.

Sachin also praise Kerala Blasters and said “I strongly believe that Blasters is in very good shape and on its path to attain many more successes with its fans offering unconditional support. I am very proud of the Blasters and a piece of my heart will always beat for the club!”

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh inaugurated the tournament with a big setback

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Big setback for Bangladesh

Bangladesh cricket team has suffered a setback on Saturday in the Asia Cup 2018 inaugural match. Team opener Tamim Iqbal has been out of the tournament due to injury in the wrist. However, Iqbal showed to be a strong player and after coming out to bat against Sri Lanka after being stripped from the hospital. He remained unbeaten after scoring 2 runs.

Its noteworthy that Tamim Iqbal got injured on the left hand wrist in the match against Sri Lanka in Dubai. The left-handed batsman was immediately taken to the hospital, where after scanning, it was discovered that he had to stay away from the cricket action for at least 6 weeks.

Iqbal was hurt in the second over of Bangladesh’s innings. On the ball of Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal, Iqbal tried to pull a shot and the ball hit straight on his left hand wrist.Iqbal was then playing scoring 2 runs on 3 balls.

The medical issue

The scan found out that there is a crack on his little finger of left hand.

Bangladesh’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricinfo, “We took Tamim Iqbal to the hospital because he was serious. It was very painful and it was not possible for him to continue the batting. ”

Tamim Iqbal will leave for Bangladesh on Sunday. Nazmul Hossain Shanto will be included in the team in his place. The Bangladesh team will play their next match against Afghanistan on September 20.

Earlier, despite this big setback, in the inaugural match of Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by a big margin of 137 runs.

Unai Emery will prove to be the best: Rafael Benitez

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Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has claimed that the new Arsenal chief coach Unai Emery will prove to be the best in this Premier League.

With the constant losses against Manchester City and Chelsea, beginning of the former PSG coach with arsenal was a bit difficult. But the win against West Ham and Cadrif has given his team a speed before the international break.

Praising Emery before the Arsenal visit to Newcastle on Saturday, Benitez said, “I have known him for a long, long time. He enjoys his job and I think he will do well.”

“He is a good manager that likes to have his team organised. The way he is playing is very similar to what we were doing in Valencia or even in Liverpool,” he added about Emery.

Rafael Benitez also talked about Arsenal’s combinations 

Talking about the Arsenal team he said “Arsenal have players with ability and with one vs one game they can make the difference. They can play a counter-attacking game and a possession game, because they have enough quality.”

“The difference is obviously you have a team that used to do that but maybe could have some balance in defence. He is trying to do that, he is trying to find this balance, while at the same time keeping the offensive mentality,” he added in his views.

He also said that “The team is organised and pressing, and when you have the ball, passing the ball and trying to play as well as you can.”

 

Chelsea and Liverpool remain at the top, Manchester City third

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Chelsea and Liverpool are on top

Manchester City got the better of Fulham to make it to the third spot while Chelsea and Liverpool maintained 100 per cent starts to the Premier League.

Liverpool made Tottenham taste defeat at Wembley taking advantage of the latter’s out of sorts campaign so far in the league. On the other hand, Eden Hazard’s hat-trick saw Chelsea toppling Cardiff from the top of the table on goal difference.

Elsewhere, Arsenal edged Newcastle after two second-half goals while Bournemouth defeated Leicester with ease.

In the 3 PM kickoffs, Manchester City made the fastest start as Leroy Sane scored within the first two minutes. David Silva and Raheem Sterling augmented the tally of the goals as the champions cruised to a handsome win.

Hazard’s hat-trick heroics win it for

Chelsea In the game between Chelsea and Cardiff, Cardiff was leading surprisingly before Eden Hazard came to his own. Eden Hazard’s handsome hat-trick took the Blues’ to a win.

Bournemouth was guided to a win by two first-half goals scored by Ryan Fraser as Bournemouth thrashed Leicester. Joshua King added the third goal before the break from the penalty slot.

Having won 5 out of 5 matches played in this year’s Premier League, Chelsea sits at the top handsomely followed by Liverpool which too has a 100 per cent success rate so far in the league. So both Chelsea and Liverpool are on top. Can Manchester city make its way to the top or will Chelsea remain invincible?

Romelu Lukaku pays tribute to his career helpers

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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku paid tribute to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry and former team-mate Nicolas Anelka to influence and help in his career.

Romelu came to England after being signed by Chelsea in 2011, at the age of 18, and he has scored 104 goals in the Premier League so far from the hub.

Drogba, Henry and Anelka had shining career as a striker in the Premier League, and when Lukaku was told that he reached 100 goals in less than 30 games from Drogba, Lukaku said “but he has four premiers League titles and I have no one.”

Lukaku on Drogba

“Drogba and I talk every day, he part of this process. I have been part of the process since coming into the Premier League. Although we have not been part of a dressing room for years,” he added.

“He knows that I accept it because I really want the same career as the career he had. He can be as hard as he wants, because I really want a similar type of career.”

“It is very good for me to share my experience with him. I want to learn everything from him. He even always tells me that you are more dangerous, because you are stronger than me. And I argue with him on the theory of speed all times,” Romelu concluded.

I am my ‘biggest enemy’: Sebastian Vettel

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Vettel called him self his Biggest enemy

Biggest enemy. Singapore Grand Prix is just around the corner and Sebastian Vettel is still upbeat despite the setback at Monza. The Ferrari driver feels that his team still has all the chances to win the world championship title even though he is trailing behind Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by a large margin.

Can he learn from his mistakes and turn the tables around?

Sebastian Vettel as his own biggest enemy 

Vettel said that in the title fight he himself is his biggest enemy. His love for errors and mistakes on the tracks costing him the races has now fetched heavy criticism from fans.

He would make his way to the Singapore Grand Prix with a deficit of 30 points in the world championship in comparison to Lewis Hamilton.

One more mistake costing him a win can dash his championship hopes forever. While Lewis Hamilton will look to win as he has the impetus with him. Also the Mercedes will be on a hattrick in terms of winning the Singapore GP.

Despite having the best car on the tracks, Vettel has been unable to deliver clinical finishes, rather he has been seen skidding and spinning on the tracks. Ferrari have a car that is faster than that of Mercedes and Ferrari would once again be the favourites to win the Singapore Grand Prix against all odds.

Can Vettel keep himself alive in the world championship or will Lewis Hamilton become invincible?

Pep Guardiola wants to return to Barca before ending career

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Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola who started his coaching career as a coach of Barcelona’s B side in 2007 now wants to finish at the same place. Pep Guardiola stated that he aspires to end his coaching career with the youth teams of Barcelona as this is where it all started.

After he successfully served the youth sides, in 2008 he was named as the first team head coach and his success story is known to every football lover. He has managed Bayern Munich and Manchester City but now he plans to return to Barca before he finally hangs his boots.

Pep Guardiola in an interview 

In an interview given on Movistar, he said that he will finish again where he started. He further added that his last steps will be with the youth teams of Barcelona and said that Barca is the best place to start.

With Barca Guardiola has won three titles in La Liga, two Champions League titles and two Club World Cups.

The stature of his success with Barcelona is not unknown to anyone and he’s been clinical as well as instrumental in the club’s extraordinary tale of success. Now what happens in the near future is something that remains to be seen.

Besides Barcelona, he also had his share of success with Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Manchester City will be seen hosting Fulham on Saturday.

He also said in the interview that his teams will play exactly in the way he wants them to play in every manner.

To move in Manchester City is one of my best decision: David Silva

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David Silva

Spanish footballer David Silva says that joining Manchester City was the most important decision of his life. According to a BBC report, despite the proposals received from Barcelona and Real Madrid, Silva decided to join the Manchester City Club.

Spain’s 32-year-old midfielder was inducted into the City from Valencia Club in July 2010.

He said that playing for Barcelona is the dream of many players, but the ability of the city club motivated him to stay in the club. In an interview, Silva said, “I needed the City Club. I thought I needed this club. ‘

He said that in view of the club and my needs, I decided to join the City Club. Silva said, ‘I had to join this club because we both needed each other. This decision proved to be the most right decision of my life.’

David Silva shared his views on his child as well

Last year in December Silva’s SOn Mateo as born in Spain. He was a premature baby Silva continued to travel from Manchester City to that hospital in Spain where his child was cared. He also discuss on this issue in the show.

“It was so difficult with him being in hospital for so long. You don’t stop thinking about it all the time. Besides, he was in Spain, meaning I had to travel a lot and I could hardly train,” he said.

“I didn’t sleep much, I wasn’t eating well. But, luckily, the team was doing really well and that helped me a lot” He added.

Paul Collingwood says good bye to the game of cricket

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Paul Collingwood with his ICC T20 World Cup 2010 Trophy

Former England captain and Durham’s all-rounder Paul Collingwood has announced that he will retire from first-class cricket after the end of the season. 42-year-old Collingwood, who debuted in first-class cricket in 1996, has scored nearly 17,000 runs so far, including 4259 runs for England in Test cricket.

Collingwood had led the English cricket team to win their one and only ICC T20 World Cup in 2010. It’s toneworthy that this is England’s only ICC title.

Callingwood started his ODI career against Pakistan in 2001. After two years in late 2003, he got the chance to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka. However, He could only score 34 runs in the both innings of his debut Test match.

Colingwood, who was part of the Ashes winning team three times, has played 68 Tests, 197 ODI and 36 T20 Internationals for England. 22 years ago, he first appeared in first class cricket. He plays for Durham in the county.

Paul Collingwood says…

42-year-old Collingwood said, “After quite a thoughts, I have decided to retire from cricket at the end of the session.”

He said, ‘I knew that this day will come, but despite this it was not easy. Although it is an emotional decision, but I know that the time is right for it and I am happy that I have given all this to my game.”

Durham’s chairman Ian Botham said, “Paul Collingwood is one of the greatest all-rounders of cricket. It is a matter of honor for the domestic county Durham that he played for it for so many years.”

Asia Cup 2018: Top 4 Most Experienced Players to Watch in different teams

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Top Most Experienced Players

Most Experienced Players. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the main contenders of Asia Cup 2018. All these teams have one very experienced player in their squad and these players are also the one of the best finishers in world cricket. In any team of the limited over format, the finisher has a bigger role than the other players.

It is the responsibility of a finisher of the team to finish the match on a high point and if he succeeds to take this responsibility well then the team gets success. The Asia Cup 2018 is going to start in UAE from September 15. In this 14-day tournament, teams from 6 countries will participate. The inaugural match of this tournament will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Let’s know those top 4 most experienced players and finishers from top contender teams those can show some sparks in Asia Cup 2018…

UEFA Nations League: World Champion France defeated Netherlands 2-1

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France defeated Netherlands
France defeated Netherlands
France defeated the Netherlands

After all, the French team got the chance to celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2018 title with their home crowd and celebrate on the field. In the UEFA Nations League, the current world champion France defeated Netherlands by 2-1 with the help of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud.

Giroud scored a crucial goal in the 75th minute on the cross pass of Benjamin Mendy, who scored his first goal for France in the last 11 fixtures. He was not able to score any goals in Russia in FIFA World Cup.

France defeated Netherlands: The match summary:

For the first time after winning the title in the FIFA World Cup 2018, the French team was playing on their home ground. France got the advantage through the 19-year-old Mbappe’s spectacular goal in the 14th minute.

However, the Netherlands finished the race with the help of Ryan Babel (67th minute) goal. After the decisive goal of Giroud, the 80,000 supporters at The Stade de France Stadium in Paris, started celebrating like never before.

In the match, the French coach Didier Deschamps went with the same line-up, which he had gone with a 0-0 draw against Germany on Thursday.

Sebastian Vettel cannot afford any mistakes at the Singapore GP

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Singapore GP

Singapore GP. Sebastian Vettel will now head to the Singapore Grand Prix and this time he cannot really afford to make any more mistakes. Vettel’s romance with his errors has hurt Ferrari as well as his chances of winning the world championship despite the fact that he has the best car on the grid.

Vettel’s romance with errors must end

He spun during the Italian Grand Prix right ahead of what could have been a fairytale finish and ended up being fourth while Lewis Hamilton registered a win.

Lewis Hamilton now has a handsome lead over Vettel in terms of the world championship and Vettel is now at the receiving end of heavy criticism for his errors.

Mercedes Looking For A Hattrick

Mercedes will be looking for a hattrick having won all the previous two editions of the Singapore Grand Prix while Ferrari would like to break the spree. The question is, can Vettel rise above the odds amid all the criticism and fetch a win for himself at the Singapore GP?

There is no doubt about the fact that Vettel has the best car on the grid and he can pull so much out of it to knock down his opponents but the only thing standing between him and his success is Vettel himself.

He needs to catch up with Lewis Hamilton before it is too late for him to have any hopes of winning the world championship.

ENG vs IND 5th Test: India lost 3 wickets chasing 463 runs

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ENG vs IND 5th Test
ENG vs IND 5th Test

ENG vs IND 5th Test. By the end of the fourth day of the fifth Test between India and England, the team India have scored 58 runs after losing 3 wickets. After the initial setback in the second innings, the Indian team is still struggling and still have to score 406 runs to win this Test match.

Right now, Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul (46) and Ajinkya Rahane (10) are at the crease.

Earlier, England scored 423 runs at the loss of 8 wickets with the help of captain Route and Alastair Cook’s centuries in the second innings and achieved a huge lead of 463 runs against India.

India got the target of 464 runs to win as England declared its inning after reaching 423 runs.

ENG vs IND 5th Test: India lost wickets in a quick succession 

Even in the second innings against England, the start of the Indian team was very bad. Shikhar Dhawan sent back by James Anderson as he got out on just one run in the second innings.

Anderson got Cheteshwar Pujara as his second wicket. Pujara got LBW even without pening his account in the second innings of the second Test. Captain Virat was also dismissed by Stuart Broad and caught behind by Jonny Bairstow on a duck.

England’s fast bowlers in the second innings of the match had left the Indian team with no clue. James Anderson took two wickets while Stuart Broad took one wicket.

MS Dhoni revealed why did he resigned as captain of Team India

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MSD on leaving ODI captaincy of Team India

Every one knows that MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captain of India as well as world. Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealed the reason to leave the captaincy of Team India in limited over cricket.

“The new captain could get enough time to make a team before the ICC World Cup 2019 that’s by I left the captaincy. Without adequate time, the selection of a strong team is not possible. I left the captaincy at the right time,” MSD said this in a motorcycle program at the CISF camp located at Birsa Munda Airport.

On the performance of the Indian team in England, Mahi said that “the team is doing well but due to not having enough practice matches, the batsmen are facing some difficulty in getting the rhythm. But this is the part of the game.”

“It should not be forgotten that Team India is the world’s number one Test team and England have played good cricket in the series,” he added.

MSD inaugurated the Tiger Hut with Indian tradition of coconut. On this occasion, besides the CISF Jawans, their family members also asked many questions to MS Dhoni.

Someone wanted to know the secret of his happiness, and someone asked why did he not become hero. Mahi told that he was able to become a hero by playing cricket. If he had become hero then how he played cricket.

Fitness is the key

Explaining the tricks of being happy and calm, Mahi said that stay fit, stay calm. You will be fit then you will be able to enjoy your work. That’s why every person should stay fit.

Novak Djokovic equals record of legendary Pete Sampras, also Climes to ATP World No. 3

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Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras

Serbia’s legendary tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro to win the title of US Open for the third time. Djokovic, who played the US Open final for the eighth time, defeated Del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. He won the title in consecutive sets. Along with winning the last Grand Slam of the year Djokovic also equaled legendary Pete Sampras 14 Grand Slam titles.

31-year-old Djokovic did not play due to elbow injury in the US Open last year. Now he equaled the record of American legends Pete Sampras.

Former World No. 1 player Del Potro had reached the Grand Slam final for the second time after winning the US Open 9 years ago. It was Djokovic’s 15th win and 5th win in Grand Slams against this opponent from Argentina.

After Djokovic’s victory, 50 of the last 55 Grand Slams were won by ‘Big-4’ that includes Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Andy Murray.

World No. 3 in ATP Rankings 

Novak Djokovic after winning the US Open, finished third in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Rankings. Spain’s star Rafael Nadal and Switzerland’s legend Roger Federer are first and second respectively in the latest rankings issued today.

Djokovic reached the third position with the advantage of three places in the world ranking, while Juan Martin del Potro slipped one place and ended at fourth rank. Germany’s player Alexander Zverev also lost a place and he now slipped from fourth place to fifth place.

US OPEN 2018 Final: Novak Djokivic wins his 14th Grand Slam

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US OPEN 2018 Final

US OPEN 2018 Final. Serbia’s veteran tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday to win his third US Open title of the career. Djokovic beat Del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in the Mains Singles Final of the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year i.e US Open.

US Open 2011 and 2014 Champion Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan and made it to the final. While due to retirement of Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, Del Potro had entered the title.

Serbian star Novak Djokovic won his career’s 14th Grand Slam as well as defeating the 2009 champion and third seeded Argentine del Potro. This was the eighth finals of Djokovic at the US Open.

Along with this, Djokovic has reached an overnight record of 15-4 in the last 10 years, against Del Potro. He has also won in 2007 and 2012 in US Open against Del Potro.

Along with this victory, Djokovic equaled former great American Pete Sampras, who made history by winning 14 Grand Slam titles. Now with 14 titles Djokovic is at third place after Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) in winning the most men’s singles Grand Slams.

The match Summary of US OPEN 2018 Final

In the first set of men’s singles finals, Novak Djokovic was completely dominant and he won the first set very easily by 6-3. But in the second set, the third seeded player fought hard.

For the second set, Djokovic had to sweat more to win. The match in the second set was exciting for the last time and the result of the set came out through a tie breaker. Despite the strong stroke of Potro, Djokovic made this set 7-6 (7-4), making a strong 2-0 lead in the match.

In the third set, Djokovic did not have to work as hard as the second set and won 6-3.

US Open 2018: Serena Williams fined $17,000 for her outburst in final

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Serena Williams fined

Serena Williams fined. Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win the Grand Slam singles title, while her ideal Serena Williams, who suffered defeat in the US Open final, called the umpire on chair “thief” in anger. Considering her outburst in finals US Tennis Association imposed a fine of $17,000 on Serena.

Twenty-year-old Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 in the title match. During this time, Serena was warned by the umpire Carlos Ramos in the second set due to taking coaching from the box between the match. This voilation caused her a fine of $4,000.

Serena was warned of violating the Code of Conduct and penalty of one point on the foul on the racket, then this American player was furious. This second violation caused her fine of $3,000.

Crying Serena termed the umpire as a ‘thief’ and in anger she asked the officer to apologize. Serena said, ‘You are attacking my character. You will never be able to come back to my court. You are a liar.’

After this, the chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave the pissed Serena a penalty of a game for the third violation of the umpire code, which caused a game to go away from Osaka’s second set in 5-3 ahead and win. This also caused her a fine of $10,000.

The third violation was on the use of abuses. Serena won the next game, but Osaka saved her service and won a historic victory for her country.

Irony of Serena 

Serena is looking for a Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1, 2017. Osaka ruined Serena’s 24th Grand Slam title, which would match the record of the Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles.

Getting death threats after Mohamed Salah foul: Ramos

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Ramos and Salah incident

In what comes as a sensational claim, Sergio Ramos has stated that he has received death threats after he injured Mohamed Salah of Liverpool in the Champions League final. He featured for Spain in a game against England which was played on Saturday.

Ramos claims death threats to family

He revealed that he and his family have been on the receiving end of death threats ever since the final of the Champions League in May. Spain registered a staggering win over England on Saturday as it defeated the latter 2-1 at Wembley.

Ramos said that he did not intend to injure the Egyptian star and he feels no guilt for his actions.

He further added that he would have liked another reception since people only remember his foul but not the death threats he and his family have been facing.

Sergio also added that this is a very sensitive issue even if people want to simply joke about it. He maintained that his conscience is very clear but he does not wish to give any further explanations as he has already given a lot of them.

Ramos was particular about the fact that he does not wish to clarify his actions any further.

Never tried to injure someone: Ramos

He said that he has never tried to hurt a colleague and people might have misunderstood him. He also stated that he did not really care about the possibilities of a negative reception ahead of the game.

US Open 2018: Djokovic and del Potro to meet in final

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US Open 2018 Final: del Potro vs Djokoviv

Veteran tennis player of Serbia Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentine will be face to face in the title match of the US Open. US Open 2011 and 2015 champion Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan to make it to the final while Dale Porto luckily entered in the clash due to Rafael Nadal’s injury in the semifinals.

In the other semifinal, Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic has been successful in making his place in the second consecutive Grand Slam final of the year. He won the Wimbledon 2018 title which was the third Grand Slam of the year.

Djokovic was dominant in the match from starting against his Japanese opponent and won the first set easily by 6-3. Nishikori tried to return to the second set and showed a better game but he could not stop Djokovic from winning this won 6-4. In the third set, Djokovic won the one-sided by 6-2 and made it to the final.

Serbian star Novak Djokovic reached the career of 23rd Grand Slam final. This is Djokovic’s eighth title match in the US Open.

Along with this, Djokovic has reached an overnight record of 14-4 against Del Potro in the last 10 years. He has also won in US Open 2007 and 2012 title against del Potro.

Nadal’s Injury 

The US Open 2009 champion and third seeded Argentine del Potro were leading 7-6, 6-2 against Nadal in the semifinals, then the Spanish veterans retired. World number one player Nadal was battling with knee injury in the match.

Nadal said after match, ‘I will return.’ He said that he knows what to do to fix this injury quickly.’

 

ENG vs IND 5th Test: Gavaskar flared on Karun Nair’s omission from playing XI

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ENG vs IND 5th Test: Sunil Gavaskar is not happy with Indian playing XI

ENG vs IND 5th Test: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has once again flared up on the selection of Team India’s playing XI. At the same time, he has expressed his displeasure over the changes in the playing XI for the last and final Test against England (ENG vs IND 5th Test) and has raised questions.

Indeed, Team India has made two changes in its playing eleven in the last and final match of the five-match Test series against England. Captain Virat Kohli has replaced Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari as the replacement of R. Ashwin and Hardik Pandya.

Gavaskar has asked that Hanuma Vihari against England was included in the playing XI instead of Hardik Pandya, but why was Karun Nair not given the place? He said that it is not good to include Hanuma Vihari in the playing XI ahead of Karun Nair.

69-year-old Gavaskar said in the pre-match show to Sony Six Channel, “Karun Nayar has the right to ask team management why he is not in the team. He deserves this answer. Karun Nair has not done what he did because he could not find the place?

“He is not your favourite player. The selectors seem to have brought him. Don’t think the team management likes him,”Gavaskar added.

Gavaskar also said that “In the previous match, you did not select an extra batsman, but now you had a chance to choose. Karun Nayar wants this answer This is all nonsense.”

Karun Nair’s Test career 

In the year 2016, Nayar made a triple century (303 *) against England in Chennai. Karun has played 6 Tests in his Test career so far, in which he has scored 347 runs with an average of more than 62.

AB de Villiers is to replace Virat Kohli as RCB captain in IPL 2019?

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AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is one of the world’s unstoppable batsmen. He is scoring runs in every format of cricket but when it comes to the IPL captaincy, his record has been disappointing. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are the most important batsmen of RCB. At this time his team RCB is going through many changes. The coach of the team has been changed and its responsibility has now been handed over to Gary Kirsten.

Apart from this, Ashish Nehra has also been associated with the team. Daniel Vettori has been discharged and the news is also coming that now the captain of the team, Virat Kohli will be replaced by AB de Villiers. However, no official announcement has been made at this time.

AB de Villiers recently retired from international cricket. There were speculations that he would not play in the IPL but he said he would play in the IPL. AB has now spoken of playing in PSL too.

Talking about Virat, the last season as well did not go well for him. The team’s performance in his captaincy was poor. In the captaincy of Virat, RCB has not won a title even once. After Virat’s consistent poor performance as captain, RCB management has now decided to hand over the responsibility of the captaincy to AB de Villiers.

Virat Kohli and RCB

Virat Kohli joined RCB in the year 2008. Since then, he has been associated with this team. He has played 163 matches for Bangalore so far, in which he has scored 4948 runs at an average of 38.35. He has also scored four hundreds in IPL. 113 runs in IPL is his best performance.

At the same time, if AB is handed over to captaincy, then it will be bad news for his fans. But the kind of changes that RCB has seen in recent times has made it seem that the team management is now thinking of doing something new.

US Open 2018: Serena Williams 9th time in the final

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US Open

US Open 2018. The legendary American tennis player Serena Williams, who is one step away from her 24th Grand Slam title, says that her game still has to be developed.

Serena, who recently returned to the court after her daughter’s birth, says that it has just begun. According to the BBC report, Serena has entered the final of the fourth and final Grand Slam US Open of the year.

American’s 36-year-old tennis player Serena stepped into the final by defeating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets in the semifinals of US Open.

If Serena wins this tournament, she will match the Margaret Court record of winning 24 grand slams. Serena has entered the US Open final nine times in her career. He will clash with Naomi Osaka of Japan in the grand finale.

In addition, Serena is in the final of her 31st Grand Slam. He has won the record 6 times the US Open title. In this case her record is equivalent to the record of Chris Evert.

Serena on the semifinal win in US Open 2018

If Serena win the title in the US Open, she will become the oldest female player to win it. After her semi-final match, Serena said, ‘It’s just the beginning. I have been returning to the tennis court after the birth of my daughter and have am waiting for the next and the rest of the year’

Serena said, ‘I think my game still has to be developed. My future is still very bright and it is the most exciting time of my career. ‘

F1’s Miami Grand Prix Plans In Jeopardy Again

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Miami Grand Prix 

F1’s plans to kickstart the Miami Grand Prix took yet another bolt. Miami’s mayor personally intervened to quash a fact-finding trip by a delegation to the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

F1 had plans to launch the Miami Grand Prix soon but issues one after the other are killing hopes of an early start. A delegation of county administrators including police officials and fire officers was supposed to visit the Singapore Grand Prix. This is to observe the standards and prerequisites of an F1 race.

This hefty trip by the delegation was estimated to cost around USD 18,000. But on Tuesday, the Mayor of Dade, Miami stepped in to give jolts to F1’s plans of hosting Miami GP.

He stated on Tuesday that he had asked the delegation to cancel its trip and had asked them to look for a venue in the vicinity.

Although this trip has been called off some Miami administrators are still expected to attend the Singapore Grand Prix. These administrators have received a formal invitation from F1 and will be travelling to Singapore for the same.

2019 and Miami Grand Prix 

After the 2019 dream of Miami Grand Prix becoming a casualty. The target now is to launch the event by October 2020. F1 will also hold some live fan events in Miami to popularise the event and engage the fans.

But still many roadblocks stand in the way of F1’s Miami dream. It would be a tough task for F1 to navigate through these stumbling blocks and see it’s Miami dream turn into a pleasant reality. It remains to be seen how soon Miami gets a Grand Prix of its own.