FA urges police and social media companies to act after threats to Karen Carney

first_imgThe Football Association has called on the police and social media companies to help shut down online abuse after the England and Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney was subjected to sickening threats.Phil Neville, the England Women manager, pointed out the abuse Carney had received, sharing an Instagram post which wished “cancer, leukaemia and rape” on the 133-cap player.The abuse came after Chelsea’s Champions League victory against Fiorentina on Wednesday – Carney scoring the only goal of the game from an early penalty – with Neville writing: “A message sent to one of my lionesses players last night, absolutely disgraceful”. He went on to ask Instagram: “Are you going to do something about it?”The FA is backing Neville and has demanded action. “We are appalled and dismayed by the abuse directed towards Karen Carney on social media,” a statement read.“The FA takes such matters extremely seriously and we are offering our full support to Karen. The abuse of players on social networking sites is a serious concern and we call on the police and social media organisations to do everything they can to help tackle this growing problem.“We provide all our senior England players with training, guidance and support on the use of social media and treat our duty of care in this regard with the utmost importance.”Instagram said that the account responsible for the messages had been removed as the company does not “tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour”. Topics Online abuse news Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on Facebook England women’s football team Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Women’s football Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Chelsea Womenlast_img read more

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Liverpool’s Joe Gomez suffers leg fracture but Sean Dyche defends tackles

first_imgLiverpool’s Joe Gomez will be out until the new year with a fracture of the lower left leg after crashing into the perimeter wall at Turf Moor on Wednesday. Read more Share on LinkedIn Jürgen Klopp said at the time he was unhappy about a number of sliding tackles on what rain had made a dangerously slippery surface, and revealed he asked the referee, Stuart Attwell, to curb the challenges despite accepting they were not fouls. “The players need to be careful at a tight ground with a surface like that,” the Liverpool manager said. “I saw too many tacklers sliding in from some distance, when it would have been safer to take a couple more steps.”That left Sean Dyche perplexed over whether Klopp was accusing Mee of malice, and what exactly he would have liked the referee to do. “I’m a little bit confused,” the Burnley manager said. “He said there was a sliding tackle from some distance that everyone liked, and that it was a good tackle but you are not allowed to do it. Share on WhatsApp Playing at right-back, Gomez was racing down the touchline in an attacking position when a sliding tackle from Ben Mee took the ball cleanly but followed through to bring down the Liverpool player, who skidded over the dead ball line and into an advertising hoarding. Gomez was treated pitchside but was in obvious pain and ended up being carried off on a stretcher. The 21-year-old England player was assessed by Liverpool’s medical staff and a fracture was confirmed, with initial estimates suggesting that he could face a six week lay-off. Read more Topics “Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. We send him our best wishes over his injury but it was not from a bad tackle. Football managers can question whatever they want but I don’t think they can reinvent the rules. I thought there were some excellent tackles in the game, and if the suggestion now is that you cannot make those tackles any more then I am happy to be old-fashioned.“I notice he [Klopp] did not make any reference to Daniel Sturridge cheating. When he went down to win a free-kick there was no one near him, he never got touched.” Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Liverpool hot on City’s heels after James Milner sparks fightback at Burnleycenter_img Premier League Share on Facebook Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp has ‘no regrets’ but rules out repeat celebration The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this content Liverpool Burnley Share via Email Share on Pinterest newslast_img read more

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Ryan Giggs ‘surprised’ at Headway criticism of Wales medical team

first_imgJames and Domagoj Vida were involved in an aerial challenge that resulted in the Manchester United winger receiving around three minutes of treatment before he completed the match. Headway queried whether concussion protocols were correctly followed, said it appeared James lost consciousness and argued the player should have been substituted. Giggs said the player passed all the tests and was not concussed.Giggs said he understood Headway’s concern but felt it overlooked the way the Football Association of Wales medical staff dealt with other players, namely Ethan Ampadu, who was withdrawn from the same game following concussion.“I was quite surprised that they didn’t mention Ethan, who did come off with a head injury. An organisation like that, not having faith in our medical department which is outstanding, which brought Joe Allen out of a game, in a huge game [a World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in 2017]; Kieffer Moore, fractured skull, five stitches in the game before, nothing gets said about that, but the easy target is Dan James because he plays for Man United. Because it creates headlines.” Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Facebook Reuse this content Giggs is confident Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey will be fit for Wales’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary after naming them in a 25-man squad. Bale has not played since sustaining a calf problem after scoring the equaliser against Croatia in Cardiff, while Ramsey has not started a game for Juventus since September.“We are monitoring it day by day,” Giggs said. “I’ve been in contact with Gareth and he’s confident that he’s going to be fit. He’s desperate to be fit. He was hoping he would be involved this weekend [for Real Madrid against Eibar] and he feels that the rehab has gone well.”Joe Allen is suspended for the trip to Baku but will be available for the final Group E qualifier against Hungary. Giggs has called up the former Manchester United defender Regan Poole, now of MK Dons, in place of the Swansea defender Joe Rodon, who is unavailable after ankle tendon surgery. Bournemouth’s David Brooks and Charlton’s Jonny Williams are also absent through injury.Giggs said he and his staff were tracking the progress of Liverpool’s Neco Williams, Sheffield Wednesday’s Morgan Fox and Millwall’s Tom Bradshaw. Ryan Giggs has acknowledged he could have picked his words more carefully after saying Daniel James was being “streetwise” in staying grounded after a head collision against Croatia last month but the Wales manager believes the brain injury charity Headway, which criticised his comments, was wrong to openly question the Wales medical staff. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter Topics Wales Share on Messenger Giggs said Headway did not contact him or the FAW to express concern over his comments. “I don’t know about regret, but maybe I could have worded it a little bit differently,” Giggs said. “As a manager I should be used to it, but I am a little bit frustrated that after two good performances I am having to talk about someone who didn’t get concussion.” Read more Share via Email Ryan Giggs Wales hopeful of qualifying after Bale salvages point against Croatia Share on Pinterest news Ian Rush: ‘It’s funny that I’m teaching kids now, as I used to hate coaches’ Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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Conte ‘still happy’ at Chelsea despite transfer issues

first_imgTransfers Conte ‘still happy’ at Chelsea despite transfer issues Stephen Crawford Last updated 1 year ago 21:45 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte The Italian had been at loggerheads with the club’s board over transfers and squad size, but on Friday his message was very different Antonio Conte has told the press that he is still “happy to work” at Chelsea amid talk that the Italian is displeased by the club’s transfer policy.Conte had made it clear with recent comments that he “does not have a big impact” on the transfer market, having seen the likes of fan favourite Nemanja Matic sold without much in the way of reinforcements being brought in over the summer, while both Manchester clubs spent big in order to challenge for the Premier League title.As such, the manager’s long-term future had been brought into question , with many already speculating who will take over at Stamford Bridge in the summer. Conte, however, has tried to calm the waters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “That [my future] is not something I want to discuss with you,” the 48-year-old told the press on Friday, “Nothing has changed.“I am happy to work with my players and for this club.”Whether Conte is merely attempting to appease those above him in the club hierarchy will remain to be seen until the summer, though fans and pundits alike have been calling for the club to perform better in recruitment windows, with even club legend Frank Lampard expressing fears that his former side are being left behind .Nevertheless, the Blues boss remained on message when addressing the press on Friday, insistent that he will do his utmost to get the best out of the players he has at his disposal.“I think it is right to have this type of situation,” Conte went on.“I am repeating the same things, I am the coach and my task is to do the best for the club and try to improve these players.“The players are happy because they want to play and play every game.”Chelsea return to action on Sunday when they host Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Kick off is at 1330 UK.last_img read more

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Ince: Gerrard & Lampard weren’t golden generation

first_imgWorld Cup Lampard & Gerrard England’s golden generation? ‘Nonsense’, claims Ince Chris Burton 22:27 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Frank Lampard Steven Gerrard England Getty Images World Cup England Tunisia v England Tunisia The ex-Manchester United and Liverpool midfielder considers his era to have been better than that widely acknowledged to have boasted the best talent Paul Ince has rubbished talk of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard having graced England’s golden generation, with the former Manchester United and Liverpool branding such a billing as “nonsense”.It is widely acknowledged that a squad pieced together in the early 21st century is the best, on paper, that the Three Lions have produced in the modern era.A team bossed by Sven Goran Eriksson went to three major tournaments, but made it no further than the quarter-finals at any of them – despite being able to call upon the likes of David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Ince made it to the semi-finals with England at Euro ’96, before seeing penalty heartache strike again at the 1998 World Cup, and he believes those teams were better than the ones which followed and attracted so much attention.A man who earned 53 caps for his country told Planet Football: “People talk about the Gerrard and Lampard team as being the Golden Generation for England, but that is nonsense.“The team I was a part of was the golden generation and I think we proved that with the performances we put in when it mattered most, in major tournaments.“I look at the 2002 and 2006 World Cup performances from the so-called Golden Generation and they were not comparable to the way we played against Holland and Germany at Euro 96 or the performance we put in against Argentina in 1998.“That was the Golden Generation and the FA messed it up by sacking two excellent managers in Venables and Hoddle.“Some of things England managers have been getting up to in the years since have put into perspective the so-called reasons why the FA got rid of those two managers, but the damage was done and it cannot be repaired.“Hoddle was so inventive as a manager. We all respected him as a great player, but working with him was fascinating.“He spent time with Wenger at Monaco and brought all that experience with him into the England job, and you can only learn from someone like that, whatever level of the game you might be working at.“He was a manager before his time. Some of things he brought to the England squad were introduced to Premier League clubs a few years later and people only realised how good he was when he was gone.”England have disappointed at recent international tournaments, with Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson flopping, but Gareth Southgate’s class of 2018 have the chance to make amends in Russia.Their World Cup campaign kicks off on Monday against Tunisia.last_img read more

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Scotland 2011

first_imgThe “Scotsman” reported that Sean Lineen has been name as the Ambassador of the 2011 World Cup.“Sean Lineen has probably done more than anyone else to popularise touch rugby in Scotland, and it was therefore only appropriate that he should be named as the official ambassador for the 2011 Touch World Cup. The tournament is being held at Peffermill Sports Ground in Edinburgh next June, and it will be the first time it has been held in Europe.”For the full media release, please see the following link: http://sport.scotsman.com/rugby/Sean-Lineen-delighted-to-keep.6025435.jplast_img read more

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a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino opens door to Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino opens door to Real Madrid moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid.He was at the FIFA’s Best ceremony on Monday evening in Milan after being nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s coach award.It has been a poorly kept secret that Pochettino would be interested in a return to Spain at some point in his managerial career, and he reminded all of that on the green carpet.Asked if he will take charge of Real Madrid at some point, the Argentinean answered: “Maybe some year”. Pressure on Real coach Zinedine Zidane was eased somewhat on Sunday evening after a 1-0 victory over Sevilla away from home to take them second in the table. last_img read more

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13 days agoSami Hyypia: Liverpool fans never forget title winners

first_imgSami Hyypia: Liverpool fans never forget title winnersby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League title winner Sami Hyypia has promised Jurgen Klopp’s stars a ­lifetime of hero-worship if they lift the Premier League title this season.Hyypia reckons the street scenes that followed their Champions League triumph against Tottenham in June will feel like a small knees-up ­compared with the mayhem that will erupt if Jurgen Klopp’s team are crowned league champions. “Everyone remembers you when you win trophies – even 15 or 20 years on,” said Hyypia.“When I’m back in Liverpool, everyone mentions that night in Istanbul in 2005 – something like that stays with the fans. No one forgets those achievements.“That’s why this city will go crazy if they manage to win the title this year.“When we won in Istanbul, the club hadn’t won the ­European Cup for 21 years, so there was great emotion. It was a huge release.“And it will be the same next May if we win the title – because it’s been so long. There will be wild celebrations and also a place in history for the players. It will be special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Simeone refuses to ‘confirm or deny’ Morata links

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was coy when asked about his club’s interest in disgruntled Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata, saying he could not “confirm or deny anything” about the transfer market.  Morata has been linked with a return to La Liga this winter, with Sevilla among the clubs to have registered and interest in the former Real Madrid forward, though the club has admitted that a deal for the Spain international would be “very, very complicated”. Goal reported on Wednesday that Simeone’s side have joined the race to land the 26-year-old, with a potential loan deal being discussed in the coming days.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Simeone was not giving anything away following his side’s 1-1 draw with Girona in a Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg tie on Wednesday.  “The only thing I’m thinking about is the upcoming match against Levante,” Simeone told reporters. “I don’t speak about players that aren’t with us, only those that are. “I can’t confirm or deny anything because coaches wait to see what the club can do. “Some players want more minutes, some could be sold by the club, some could arrive. We need to wait until January 31.”  | PRESS CONFERENCE  @Simeone shares his thoughts on Wednesday’s #CopaDelRey game at Montilivi.https://t.co/fRtguQ9CnN #AúpaAtleti #GironaAtleti pic.twitter.com/AgyzELujFm — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 9, 2019 Speaking of Wednesday’s match, Simeone says he felt Girona made life difficult on his side and that the tie was still there for the taking for either club.  “Girona are a strong side who are doing things well. In Spanish football, every team you face makes things difficult for you,” he said. “The tie is open, with a 50 per cent chance for both sides. We’ll see what happens next week.” The manager also felt Atletico, who host Levante in La Liga on Sunday, improved in the second half at the Estadi Montilivi. “It was a dynamic match between Girona, who tried to hurt us on the break, and us,” he said. “We tried to play in their half of the pitch. We played well in the second half.”last_img read more

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Tielemans joins Leicester on loan from Monaco

first_imgLeicester City have announced the signing of Belgium international Youri Tielemans on loan for the remainder of the 2018-19 season, with Adrien Silva heading the other way to the Ligue 1 side for the rest of the current campaign.”I’m really excited to get going,” Tielemans told LCFC TV. “The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and when I was young, I always watched Premier League games. I’m really happy to be here and I’m excited to get started.“It’s a big family. Everybody is really kind and really good with me. I think it will be really good here.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The 21-year-old will be looking to get his career back on track, having looked so promising when he made the move to the principality club from Anderlecht in the summer of 2017.Breaking into Anderlecht’s first team at age 16, he enjoyed a quick rise as one of Europe’s finest prospects, scoring six goals in both 2014-15 and 2015-16, before capping his time in the Belgian top flight with 13 strikes in the 2016-17 league season.A move to Monaco followed, fresh off the club capturing the Ligue 1 title, but Tielemans was unable to reach the same heights in his first year at the club.He did not find the back of the net last season in the French top tier in 27 appearances with his only goal coming in the Champions League.However, he has shown signs of tapping into that potential which made him a sought-after talent just a few years ago, as he has notched five goals and an assist this season for Monaco despite the club’s woes which see them second from the bottom in Ligue 1 and three points away from safety. pic.twitter.com/zsZUlMfE3D — Leicester City (@LCFC) January 31, 2019 The youngster also played his way into the Belgium national team, making four appearances and two starts at the 2018 World Cup in a campaign that saw the Red Devils finish third. He also started all four of Belgium’s Nations League matches this past autumn. Tielemans will now look to continue that growth with a Leicester club that sit in 11th place but just three points off seventh after snatching a point at Anfield against league-leading Liverpool on Wednesday.Going the other way is Silva, who was at the centre of a dispute in the summer of 2017 over his initial transfer from Portuguese club Sporting to Leicester.The documents relating to Silva’s transfer to the Premier League side arrived moments after the window closed and Silva was unable to be registered by the club until the January 2018 window.After 12 Premier League appearances last season, tallying an assist, Silva has made just a pair of league appearances this season under Claude Puel.last_img read more

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Nani: Man Utd need world-class players

first_imgManchester United need to sign more world-class players if they want to compete in the Premier League and Europe, according to Nani.United are facing a big off-season after failing to qualify for the Champions League, having finished sixth and 32 points adrift of winners Manchester City in 2018-19.Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have already confirmed their Old Trafford departures, while the futures of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea and Juan Mata are uncertain. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? United have been linked with Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, Benfica sensation Joao Felix, Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to rebuild his squad.Nani was part of the last United team to win the Premier League in 2012-13 and the Portuguese star has been left saddened by the club’s struggles.Luis Nani Manchester United“United need more world-class players. Change something, attitude on the pitch,” Nani – who plays for Orlando City in MLS – told Omnisport.”I remember from my time with [former manager] Alex Ferguson, a lot of games we weren’t playing our best, we weren’t playing beautiful football but in 15 minutes we played with our hearts and to score goals.”We run, fight for each ball. That’s the way we get all the results. They must have more desire to win every battle on the pitch, every ball, every challenge because just like that they’re going to improve.”Nani, who won four Premier League titles and the Champions League among other trophies before leaving United permanently in 2015, added: “It’s hard to do well when the past is still there. All the big names and important people who made the club achieve so many trophies, they left.”Now, most of them are still around but not doing what they were doing in the past like coaching or playing. Now, they need to build a new strong team, a new strong mentality. This takes time. This has been the problem at Manchester United at the moment.”The 32-year-old continued: “I keep track. It makes me sad for the club, the players. It’s not the moment of United. Maybe for next season, they can do much better.”As a team, they are not a strong team. They must know that. Obviously, it’s still a young team too and maybe the club need to sign some top, experienced players to keep United among the best clubs in the world, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.”Because at the moment, we can’t compete with them because they are stronger. But in one season, everything can change.” Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and the club favourite’s interim appointment sparked a rejuvenation as United stunned PSG to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.However, United only won two of their last 12 matches in all competitions – the Red Devils ending the Premier League without a victory in five games – as Solskjaer signed a permanent three-year deal.”He’s been there in the past,” Nani said when asked if Solskjaer can lead United back to glory. “Obviously he has a different role now but he knows the mentality and how the club achieved what they have.”But he has some good stuff to show the players, to change the mentality, to take them on the right way to fight for all the competitions. And try to be as quick as possible, the old United.”last_img read more

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This Big 12 Quarterback Could Be The ‘Next’ Baker Mayfield

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)2017 was a season to forget for Baylor football. The team welcomed a new coaching staff, led by former Temple head coach Matt Rhule, and had serious roster overhaul as a result of the sexual assault scandal that led to the dismissal of head coach Art Briles and various members of the school administration. One bright side though: quarterback Charlie Brewer.As a freshman, Brewer took over at mid-season, and put up pretty impressive numbers. He appeared in eight total games, attempting double-digit passes in six of those. He completed over 68-percent of his throws for a solid 7.66 yards per attempt and 905 total yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also ran for 166 yards.Before heading to Baylor, Brewer attended Lake Travis High School in Austin. There, he put up gaudy numbers, but as an undersized player, he didn’t get many looks as a recruit.That story may sound familiar. It is basically the same background as Baker Mayfield.Mayfield is also a Lake Travis grad, one of a number of recent Power Five quarterbacks that the school has produced. His size dogged him all the way up to the NFL Draft. He had a few scholarship offers, but elected to walk-on at Texas Tech, and then Oklahoma. Brewer was committed to SMU before flipping to Baylor after Rhule offered him, sight unseen. ESPN‘s Jake Trotter put out a great article comparing Charlie Brewer to Baker Mayfield.Despite totaling 61 touchdowns with only two interceptions on the way to leading Lake Travis to the state title at Texas’ highest classification, Brewer didn’t have a single Power 5 scholarship offer. As a result, he’d committed to SMU and Chad Morris, whose coaching career, coincidentally, had begun at Lake Travis.“Because Lake Travis had been pretty good, I think teams viewed me as a system guy — that’s the term I heard a lot and that’s what Baker had been told,” Brewer said of Mayfield, whose only offers came from Washington State, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico and Rice, which prompted him to walk on to Texas Tech before ultimately transferring to Oklahoma. “Me and Baker, we’re not the tallest guys at 6-foot, 6-foot-1. So, I think height and the label as a system quarterback were setbacks for both of us.”Mayfield is well aware of who Brewer is, mentioning him when asked about Lake Travis football three whole years ago. And despite his size, Brewer has a serious football pedigree.That Lake Travis system, however, had developed Todd Reesing, who, despite being 5-foot-11, took Kansas to the 2008 Orange Bowl. It also produced Brewer’s older brother Michael, who started for Texas Tech, then, after transferring to Virginia Tech, was the only quarterback in 2014 to defeat national champion Ohio State.[…]Besides his older brother’s achievements, Brewer’s father, Robert, was the 1982 Cotton Bowl MVP as a quarterback for Texas. Brewer’s uncle, Rob Moerschell, was a key player for the Longhorns in the early 1980s. And Brewer’s grandfather, Charles, was one of Texas’ starting quarterbacks during the 1950s.The main difference between the two Lake Travis products might be the outlooks for their respective programs. When Mayfield joined Oklahoma, the Sooners were a power. He took them to the next level, making the College Football Playoff and, individually, winning the Heisman.Charlie Brewer, on the other hand, is a member of a team in total rebuild. Baylor went 1-11 last year, and has a long road back from where the scandal left the program. With a full season ahead of him, Brewer could be poised to put up some big, if not Mayfield-like, numbers this season.[ESPN]last_img read more

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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Reveals His College Football Playoff Prediction

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of college gameday.Kirk Herbstreit.College football is nearly here. The 2018 season kicks off in just over a week, which means one thing: it’s prediction time.Every major analyst will predict the next college football champion, Heisman Trophy-winner, and other bold predictions. On Tuesday, it was Kirk Herbstreit’s turn.The College GameDay analyst spoke with USA Today to reveal his best team, surprise team, Heisman winner, and College Football Playoff foursome. Herbie didn’t go out on a limb too much as he selected with Alabama and Clemson.However, he did make one prediction that will turn some heads. Herbie likes the Nittany Lions to get out of the Big Ten and into the playoff. The Washington Huskies will join Penn State, Alabama, and Clemson.I’m going to go Alabama and Clemson … just, like, put them in. And then I’m going to go Penn State and Washington.Herbie then picked his champion. No surprise here, the College GameDay legend thinks Nick Saban will earn his sixth title at Alabama.If those are the four, then it’ll be ‘Bama and probably Washington, and Clemson and Penn State. I’m just trying to go with anybody but Alabama and Clemson, but I think it’s going to be Alabama and Clemson. And I think Alabama is going to beat Clemson in what, round four now?Alabama again? The Crimson Tide will be a popular pick once again – especially if Tua Tagovailoa lives up to the hype he’s been getting since the title game victory over Georgia.You can read Herbie’s full predictions here.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Issues New Injury Update On Ohio State DE Nick Bosa

first_imgohio state issues injury update on nick bosaNick Bosa will not be playing on Saturday against Tulane. The star Ohio State defensive end might not be playing anytime soon after that, either.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who’s making his return from a three-game suspension this weekend, said this afternoon that Bosa, who left Saturday’s game against TCU, recently underwent surgery.Bosa left the game against the Horned Frogs with an apparent abdomen/groin injury. ESPN later updated the injury as a “lower abdomen strain.”Today, Meyer updated Bosa’s status, saying that Bosa underwent a surgical procedure on the injury. Specific details on that procedure are not yet known.Meyer added that Bosa, arguably the best defensive lineman in the country, will be out “indefinitely.”With Urban Meyer’s comments today that star DE Nick Bosa had surgery for a core muscle injury and no timetable for his return, it’s worth noting that #OhioState plays at #PennState next week.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 20, 2018Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had played ridiculously well through the first three games of the season. He was wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks. There was even some Heisman Trophy buzz.The Ohio State defensive will have to move forward without him for the time being, though. Ohio State will be just fine against Tulane this weekend, but the Buckeyes are set to travel to State College, Pa. in two weeks. The Ohio State-Penn State game might be the biggest of the season in the Big Ten. Not having Bosa for that contest would be a major disappointment.Bosa will be replaced in part by junior Jonathan Cooper. The Buckeyes are confident in his abilities.“Jonathon has always been one of the hardest working guys on the football team,” Greg Schiano said, per Bucknuts. “But along with that is, as the time has rolled by, he’s become a better and better defensive end. So I’m really excited about seeing him go play.“He’s played well, really hard. The production maybe not be so big but he’s really played and done his job well. I think maybe with more opportunities that will lead to more production.”Stay tuned for more injury updates on Bosa. The Buckeyes will likely be able to give an update on the status of Bosa moving forward following this weekend’s game.Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on BTN.last_img read more

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5 Schools Named Transfer Options For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgalabama quarterback jalen hurts at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts could be playing in his final game for Alabama this evening. The Crimson Tide are set to take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game.Alabama’s junior quarterback is expected by most people to transfer out of the Crimson Tide’s program following the game.Hurts has graduated and will have immediate eligibility at another school in 2019. There should be several major programs interested in having him as their starter for next season.What schools might be options for Hurts? Sports Illustrated has named five major programs potential landing spots.Maryland, which will be led by Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, has been named the No. 1 option.1. MarylandHurts has a relationship with new Terps head coach Mike Locksley, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year.Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn and Miami are the other four schools listed as potential options.Hurts has refused to address any transfer talk this season, saying that it’s all been created by the media and not him. Still, it’s tough to imagine him suiting up for the Crimson Tide in 2019. He’s a starting-caliber quarterback and he won’t be starting at Alabama.The Crimson Tide and the Tigers, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

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Feleipe Franks Trolls ESPN’s Desmond Howard After Florida’s Win

first_img But it doesn’t stop there. Franks also tagged Howard in the photo, clearly sending a message to Howard and all others who doubted him.The post caught the attention of players and fans across the country.He tagged Desmond 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NAIsGNisF0— 🐊Jenn🐊 (@Gatorbait712) August 25, 2019This isn’t the first time Franks has been vocal regarding his talent. During the game on Saturday night, Franks spent time close to the fans on the sideline. His purpose? To garner crowd noise and trash-talk Miami fans.On another occasion Saturday night, the ESPN cameras pointed in his direction after a scoring drive. The Florida QB had a few words, once again directed at his critics.With big games this season against LSU, Auburn, Georgia and FSU, Franks will continue to try and silence his doubters. Florida beats Miami in Week 0 of the college football season.ORLANDO, FL – AUGUST 24: Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators scores the go ahead touchdown in the second half against the Miami Hurricanes in the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Florida-Miami provided early season excitement in the first weekend of the college football season. But the chatter has yet to cease since the Gators’ victory on Saturday night.This time, Florida quarterback Felipe Franks took to Instagram to troll a popular ESPN commentator.During ESPN’s College GameDay, Desmond Howard picked Miami to upset Florida. Howard initially believed Florida wouldn’t take Miami seriously, and by doing so would lose the game.“I think that Florida is going to take the Canes a little lightly, first-year head coach, red-shirt freshman at the quarterback position,” Howard said, via 247Sports. “They’re feeling real good about themselves and the way they finished last season. I don’t think they’re going to take Miami seriously. I think that Jarren Williams and the Canes will pull out a victory tonight over the Gators.”It’s clear Howard’s remarks got back to Franks. The Florida quarterback posted an image on Sunday night of his rushing touchdown against Miami. The caption reads, “Alpha dog? Pain done built me up..”last_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi Go announced: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you should know

first_imgXiaomi Redmi Go announced: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you should knowThe India price of the Redmi Go will be slightly on the lower side compared to Europe. In India, we expect the Redmi Go to be priced around Rs 4,000 to disrupt the budget segment yet again.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 10:13 IST HIGHLIGHTSBy the looks of it, the Redmi Go looks mostly like the Redmi 5A from both the front and the back side.The Redmi Go sports camera on both front and back.Even though the phone is so cheap the Redmi Go can do everything that a premium phone canLooks like Xiaomi has big plans for 2019. Last year was also a good one for Xiaomi, especially in India. According to Counterpoint research, Xiaomi has become India’s Number 1 smartphone brand in 2018 and even in this year the company expects to take forward the legacy. Xiaomi has mostly been very popular for its pocket-friendly Redmi phones, take for example Redmi 6A and Redmi 5A. Both the Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A were the best selling phones of their times. Joining the bandwagon is the newly announced Redmi Go. On Tuesday Xiaomi globally announced its first Android Go phone aka Redmi Go. Reports suggest that the Redmi Go will come to India very soon.Last week a report revealed that Xiaomi will be launching three Redmi phones (most likely Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go) in India by the end of Q1 2019. This means the Xiaomi Redmi go should be officially announced by March. We believe the Redmi Go will be launching in India in February itself considering the phone has already made its global debut. Xiaomi has revealed the full specs of the Redmi Go but the retail price of the Android Go phone is yet to be official.Xiaomi Redmi Go specsDisplay: Xiaomi first Android Go phone, Redmi Go comes with a 5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720p.Processor: The Redmi go comes with the same processor that powered the Redmi 5A (the phone has been discontinued after the launched of the Redmi 6A). The Redmi Go is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset.advertisementRAM: 1GB RAMStorage: 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.Rear camera: The Redmi Go comes with a single camera set up on the back panel. The phone consists of an 8MP camera which is also paired with LED flash that will possibly help users in clicking well-lit pictures in low light situations.Front camera: The Xiaomi Redmi Go Android Go phone comes with a single camera of 5MP.Battery: The Redmi Go comes with a 3000mAh battery.Software: The Redmi Go runs on Google’s Android Go program, a stripped-down version of Android. Xiaomi is yet to reveal whether the software is based on Android Pie or Android Oreo.Xiaomi Redmi Go features–The Redmi Go will be available in funky colours like black and blue. Most phones this cheap usually comes in just one colour. But with the Redmi go Xiaomi is trying out different strategies to make the phone look interesting.–As far as the overall design is concerned the Redmi Go looks good for its cheap price. By the looks of it, the Redmi Go looks mostly like the Redmi 5A from both the front and the back side. Although the phone has a plastic build the Redmi Go phone appears to be pretty sturdy in the picture. We will be able to give the final verdict after the India launch of the phone.–The Redmi Go sports camera on both front and back. On the back panel, the phone also equips a LED flash which will enable users to click brighter pictures in darker situations, for example inside a room the phone will be capable of clicking decent pictures with a fair amount of details and also colours.–Battery back up of most Redmi phones are often great. The same is expected of the Redmi Go. The Xiaomi Android Go phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery which I believe will easily able to last for one full day or more in a single charge.–Even though the phone is so cheap the Redmi Go can do everything that a premium phone can. The Redmi Go can run WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Maps (Go version), YouTube (Go version), among others.Xiaomi Redmi Go price in IndiaXiaomi is yet to officially confirm the price of Redmi Go. Rumours, however, suggest that the Android Go phone from Xiaomi could be price 80 euros, which roughly translates to Rs 6,500.In India, we expect Xiaomi the Redmi Go price to be slightly aggressive. The India price of the Redmi Go will be slightly on the lower side compared to Europe. In India, we expect the Redmi Go to be priced around Rs 4,000 to disrupt the budget segment yet again. Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the India launch of the Redmi Go but a report that leaked last week revealed that the phone could hit the Indian stores before the end of Q1 2019, which is before March. Xiaomi will be soon launching the Redmi Note 7 in India.advertisementALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Go announced officially, specs and features revealed but price not yet knownALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 looks good at Rs 10,999, but Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 upcoming launch may spoil its partyALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 looks good at Rs 10,999, but Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 upcoming launch may spoil its partyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow Redmi GoFollow Android Go Nextlast_img read more

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MS Dhoni obliges Ranchi fans with autographs, selfies ahead of possible hometown farewell

first_img Rajarshi Gupta RanchiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 19:39 IST MS Dhoni is in his hometown Ranchi for the third ODI between India and Australia. (AP Photo)MS Dhoni will possibly play his last international match in hometown Ranchi when India take on Australia in the third ODI of a five-match series at JSCA Stadium on Friday. Not surprisingly then, fans in Ranchi have thronged to see their favourite cricketing son and lap up every moment with him.On Wednesday, hundreds gathered at the airport to take a look at MS Dhoni when the Indian team landed in Ranchi. Later in the evening, Dhoni hosted the entire Indian team for dinner at his house. The likes of Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan posted pictures of a lovely evening on their social media handles.On Thursday, it was business as usual for MS Dhoni as he got down to practice even as emotional fans braced for the legend’s last game at home as an India cricketer. After a horror run in 2018, MS Dhoni has been in spectacular form this year with four fifties from 8 ODIs. He was named man-of-the-series for his three successive half-centuries in Australia where India won their first ever bilateral ODI series.MUST WATCH – The @msdhoni aura in Ranchi In this video capsule, we try to capture the euphoria around MS Dhoni in the dressing room & his aura in his hometown in Ranchi – by @28anandhttps://t.co/CtSlWl1i8H pic.twitter.com/VudCr9VbIo BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019In the first ODI in Hyderabad, Dhoni scored a gutsy fifty and stitched up a crucial partnership with Kedar Jadhav after India had slipped to 99 for 4 in a chase of 237. But in Nagpur, Dhoni fell for a golden duck. Fans in Ranchi would hope for fireworks from MS Dhoni – by the look of things at nets, he looked in great shape.advertisementAfter India’s training session, a few locals had the chance to catch up with MS Dhoni who patiently obliged them selfies and autographs.No surprises here – Quite the Flavour in Ranchi – @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/hE9jVWs024 BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC tournaments – the World T20 in 2007, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. He also led India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup.Under MS Dhoni, India had also become the No.1 Test team.There widespread speculation that MS Dhoni might be playing his last game in Ranchi where he was born. This is where his cricketing career took shape. Ironically, Dhoni, who has shown his magic the world over, is yet to play an innings of substance in his homeground.So far, the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi has hosted four ODIs out of which one against Australia was washed out. India won the first ever ODI at the venue against England in 2013 and another against Sri Lanka in 2014. They lost the last game in Ranchi to New Zealad.MS Dhoni has batted only twice in Ranchi with scores of 10 not out and 11. He did not play the game against Sri Lanka in 2017.Also Read | Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels: Rishabh Pant after dinner at MS Dhoni’s houseAlso Read | After dinner at MS Dhoni’s house, Team India begin preparations for Australia ODIAlso Read | MS Dhoni hosts Team India for dinner at Ranchi home: Thank you bhai, says ChahalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 3rd ODIFollow Ranchi MS Dhoni obliges Ranchi fans with autographs, selfies ahead of possible hometown farewellIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni has been the flavour of Ranchi as India gear up to face Australia in the third ODI of the five-match series. Dhoni is possibly playing his final international match in Ranchi.advertisementlast_img read more

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Redmi flagship’s full specs leak: 32MP pop-up selfie cam, Snapdragon 855, 48MP rear camera and more

first_imgRedmi flagship’s full specs leak: 32MP pop-up selfie cam, Snapdragon 855, 48MP rear camera and moreRedmi General Manager says that the upcoming Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone will be a combination of performance and price.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 11:50 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi’s Snapdragon 855 phone may launch by June this year.Rumours suggest Redmi’s Snapdragon 855 phone may come as Poco F2 in India.Redmi phone is said to come with 32MP selfie pop-up camera.Redmi General Manager says that the upcoming Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone will be a combination of performance and price. Rumours suggest that it will be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone yet. This is also the reason why some rumours hint that this phone may come to India as Poco F2. However, Xiaomi is yet to reveal more details on the India version of the phone.The Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone is expected to launch by June – that may actually be true considering now the full specs sheet of the phone has been leaked. Let’s take a quick look at everything that the leaked specs sheet reveals about the Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi phone.–First, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship processor Snapdragon 855 – that will be seen inside the upcoming OnePlus 7 series too.–The specs sheet reveals that the Redmi phone will come packed with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.–There will be a pop-up selfie camera on this Redmi phone. Having said that this Redmi phone will be the first pop-up selfie camera phone from Xiaomi so far.–The leak suggests that on the front the Redmi phone will sport a 32MP selfie camera. So far we have seen Vivo and Oppo bring 32MP camera phones. In the days to come even the OnePlus flagship is said to come with 32MP selfie shooter.–The Redmi Snapdragon 855 is expected to come with a 6.39-inch full-HD+ display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels.–As for the camera, the Redmi flagship phone is tipped to come with three cameras on the back panel. The leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will include a primary 48MP sensor, secondary 8MP sensor and third will be a 13MP sensor. As of now there’s no clarification which one will be a wide-angle lens or telephoto lens, or an ultra-wide-angle lens.advertisement–On the software front the Redmi flagship phone is said to run on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.–Previously Weibing confirmed that the Redmi flagship will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.–Meanwhile, some rumours suggest that the Redmi phone may come packed with an in-display fingerprint sensor.It is worth noting that as of now there’s no information regarding the battery setup that this Redmi flagship may pack inside.Back in February this year Weibing confirmed the coming of Redmi Snapdragon phone. However, the launch timeline is yet to be revealed by the company. Some rumours suggest that the Redmi’s flagship phone may launch sometime between May and June this year. This launch may be exclusive to China for the time being. Meanwhile, some other rumours reveal that this Redmi flagship phone may come as Poco F2 in India. Will it? Well, for that we’ll need to wait until the company officially announces details about it.ALSO READ | Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone gets WhatsApp and Facebook globallyALSO READ | iPhone 11 or iPhone XI final CAD renders show triple camera setup, same notchALSO READ | WhatsApp rolls out group privacy settings and others to its Business appGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow Xiaomilast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma set flurry of records vs Australia

first_img Next World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma set flurry of records vs AustraliaWorld Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma became the 1st Indian opening pair to post a century stand against Australia in any World Cup match.advertisement Saurabh Kumar LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 17:25 IST Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan during India’s opening World Cup encounter against South Africa. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan tormented Australia with a record opening standNo other Indian pair had posted a century opening stand vs Australia in World CupsRohit and Dhawan are now the most successful opening pair vs Australia in ODIsShikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma became the most successful opening pair against Australia in ODIs on Sunday, during the 14th match of World Cup 2019 between India and Australia.Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma went past West Indies pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. Indian openers took seven fewer innings to cross the tally of 1152 runs set by the West Indies stalwarts.Rohit and Dhawan duo have also recorded the highest opening stand for India against Australia in World Cup history in the same match when they surpassed 76, which was made by the same pair at the Sydney Cricket World Cup during the last edition of World Cup in 2015.Rohit and Dhawan added record 127 runs for the first wicket before Coulter-Nile removed the former at 57. India won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia at The Oval.Rohit – Shikhar pair is now the most successful opening pair against Australia in the ODIs, going past West Indies pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes’ tally of 1152 runs – in seven fewer innings!#INDvAUS #AUSvIND #CWC19Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 9, 2019At The Oval on Sunday, Dhawan and Rohit completed their 16th opening century partnership to equal the duo of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden for second most 100+ opening partnerships in ODIs. The legendary duo of Tendulkar and Ganguly lead the chart with 21 century partnership.Rohit and Dhawan came together as India openers during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and have not looked back since. Rohit went on score three double hundreds while Dhawan has been the epitome of consistency. They have stitched up many match winning partnerships over the last five years.advertisementIn ODIs, the Dhawan-Rohit pair is the highest run-scoring opening pair in the world since 2013.Rohit and Dhawan are also the second most successful Indian opening pair after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. The opening pair trails the highest ranked duo of Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly by a significant margin. Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly had put together 8227 runs between them.Overall, Dhawan and Rohit are the seventh highest scoring pairing in ODI cricket. Tendulkar and Ganguly are top of the pile followed by Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara (5992 runs), Tillakaratne Dilshan-Sangakkara (5475 runs), Marvan Atapattu-Sanath Jayasuriya (5462 runs), Adam Gilchrist-Matthew Hayden (5409 runs) and Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes (5206 runs).Also Read | World Cup 2019: Indian fan flaunts Balidaan Badge at The Oval after ICC says no to MS DhoniAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma breaks a Sachin Tendulkar record in ODIsAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow India vs Australialast_img read more

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