About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel insists Chelsea upset can happenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel insists they’re capable of upsetting Chelsea this weekend.Puel took heart from their performance in defeat to Manchester City this week in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.He said, “It will be a good challenge. We need to give our best to get a result. We need to have a collective response.”If we have the same mentality as against Man City, we can hopefully get a result.”Puel also gave a brief injury update and admitted they are still waiting to find out if England defender Ben Chilwell will be fit to face Chelsea.”I think he can participate [in the Chelsea game]. We will see tomorrow.”We have doubts about Wilfred [Ndidi], we will see tomorrow [for Chelsea]. It’s about his knee.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd leave Alexis at home for Spurs tripby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez is out of Manchester United’s squad for the trip to Tottenham.The Manchester Evening News says Sanchez was one of nine players missing from the United squad that travelled to London by train on Saturday.The Chilean limped out of his side’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading with a hamstring problem and doesn’t appear to have recovered in time.Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini were also missing.One man that has travelled is Paul Pogba. The Frenchman was initially a doubt for the fixture after picking up a knock against Reading.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma: We’re a beautiful groupby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma says they’re ready for the derby against Inter Milan.Milan have won two of their first three games under coach Marco Giampaolo.Donnarumma said: “We’re a beautiful group. With a new Coach it’s normal to have some difficulty at the beginning, but we’re working well.“We’ve picked up two wins from three, not playing very well, but winning helps us win more and slowly we’re getting to grips with our game.“A derby goes over everything else, it’s a game that prepares itself and gives out a lot of energy and emotion. Playing the derby is a unique satisfaction.“Samir [Handanovic] is a very good lad and a great goalkeeper, I like how he attacks the ball, plus we know all his other qualities.“With D’Ambrosio I have a beautiful relationship, he’s my compatriot and he also lives near me. I’ll surely cross him.”
Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic still wants Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic wants a Premier League transfer in January.Manchester United were close to signing the Croatia international during the summer – but Ed Woodward pulled the plug – thinking £14million was too much to pay for a 33-year-old.The Juventus striker has offers on the table from Qatar, where Al Rayyan are keen.However, Tuttosport claim Mandzukic is holding out for offers from England and with United’s striker crisis – Woodward could be forced to make a U-turn. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ferdinand hails ‘perfect performance’ from Chelsea defender Tomoriby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is convinced by the potential of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.Ferdinand knows a thing or two about good defending – and he saw that in abundance from Tomori in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Lille.He enthused: “Huge talent. I think tactically Frank has got an A+ today because the pace on the counter attack from the Lille front men was there for all to see.”That was the best defender on the pitch actually setting up the first goal.”Everything he did today defensively I thought he was perfect.”His tenacity, his anticipation, his willingness to step out and make quick decisions to intercept.”He notices the danger, he’s running past people to get back to make an effort for his team. That’s what you want to see from young players.”The best bit is one-v-one. He’s saying, ‘Go on, you try and run past me.’ That’s what you want from your centre-half.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnleyby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has admitted that not needing to play in the Europa League is helping his side.The Clarets struggled last season as they had to cope with additional European games.It caused them to have a very poor start to the season, which lead to a relegation battle for much of the campaign.But they have started brighter this term, and Hendrick thinks he knows why.”We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder told reporters.”I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.”At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.”I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.”Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.”Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.”Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.”
LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)We’re just one month away from March Madness, so naturally, the apparel manufacturers are starting to debut new uniforms for the top college basketball teams. Nike unveiled eight new uniforms Friday – six for men’s teams, two for women’s teams.The men’s squads for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona and Oregon got new Nike Hyper Elite’s for the stretch run. UConn and Baylor’s women’s teams were were also part of the release. A number of teams, including the Blue Devils, will debut them this weekend. From Nike:Each school’s home uniform will feature a white base with school-specific color lettering and a 26-degree speed graphic of an iconic symbol of each school across the side of the game short. The 26-degree angle of each school’s graphic was inspired by the chevron on the classic Nike Windrunner track jacket that debuted in 1978. Each graphic represents a distinctive basketball point of view, based on the roughly 1,000 directional changes, or “cuts” that a player might make in the course of a game.Here are some shots of the new digs.New Nike uniforms for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, UConn, & Baylor pic.twitter.com/q6HykfdiCr— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) February 20, 2015Road to March is paved with @nikebasketball Hyper Elite Unis for 8 teams. Debuting this wkd. http://t.co/7ryu7iCz2S pic.twitter.com/cgXspbt3yA— Brian Strong (@briangstrong) February 20, 2015The new Disruption uniform set from Nike! Will wear when Syracuse visits Cameron. pic.twitter.com/sV0EvMGWod— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 20, 2015Check out the brand new @Nike Hyper Elite uniforms we will wear vs. Virginia on Senior Day 3/2! #CuseMode pic.twitter.com/qjz5Fdb6MB— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) February 20, 2015College basketball fans – what do you think?
In Thursday’s first contest of the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 3 seed Notre Dame held off a wild rally from No. 14 seed Northeastern to prevail, 69-65. The Irish, more known for their offensive prowess, had to lock down defensively on the Huskies’ final possession to eke out the victory. Following the game, head coach Mike Brey kicked off his locker room speech by clarifying just how important a victory it was for the team.Here’s a clip from our locker room after our 2nd-round NCAA win. Stay tuned to @WatchND for full video. #NotDoneYet pic.twitter.com/5a1HuQW7Uz— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 19, 2015Notre Dame has had a tough time advancing in the NCAA Tournament over the years, so this was a big hump for the program. How far can the Irish go?
georgia spike squad mark foxGeorgia basketball coach Mark Fox has always made it clear how much he supports the school’s football team. Saturday, he’ll be going all out, yet again, to help cheer on the Dawgs against SEC juggernaut Alabama.Friday, Fox, on Twitter, revealed that he’ll be joining the Spike Squad in the stands for the contest. The Spike Squad is notorious for wearing body paint and spiked shoulder pads to games.…& forgive me when I drip paint on you cause I’m #100%Dawg @UGASPIKESQUAD – I’m in! Time to GATA pic.twitter.com/ldchIG1e2q— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) October 2, 2015This isn’t the first time Fox has done this, and it probably won’t be the last. Very cool.
Antonio Conte has denied reports he is on the verge of returning to management after being spotted at the meeting of two of his former clubs Atalanta and Juventus on Wednesday night.The 49-year-old has been linked with both AC Milan and Inter in recent weeks, and was also rumoured to be Real Madrid’s No.1 target to succeed Julen Lopetegui earlier this campaign.However, Conte claimed he is unlikely to return the management arena anytime soon, having left his post at Chelsea last summer. 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? “I miss the pitch,” he admitted to Sky Italia, “but I decided to take the rest of this year off and I’m looking forward to a new destination, which of course we do not know.“I came from London to Milan to watch the Juventus match, but I have not received any offers from Italy.”The latest news could be taken as a sign that Conte is still interested in the Real Madrid job. Prior to Santiago Solari’s appointment, he was believed to be in the frame for the job, and with Los Blancos’ record for hiring and firing managers, there are no guarantees the Argentine will be there at the start of next season.Conte began his managerial career with Arezzo in 2006, before moving to Bari, whom he helped gain promotion to Serie A.After spells with Atalanta and Siena, the Italian was given the Juventus job in 2011. Conte had represented the Old Lady as a player for 13 years, making over 400 appearances and winning 13 major honours in Turin.His second spell at the club proved just as successful and he guided them to three consecutive league titles between 2012-2014.After a two-year stint as coach of the Italy national team, Conte moved to Chelsea in 2016. He enjoyed a mixed spell at the Premier League club and, despite winning the title in his first year, ended up falling out with most of the squad in his final season as manager.Conte’s relationship deteriorated so badly with most of the Blues squad that Chelsea winger Willian claimed earlier this season he would have left had the former Juventus coach not been replaced at Stamford Bridge.“Would I be here if Conte stayed? No chance. No,” he said. “I’m here. I’m here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea want me to go.”
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)Former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline is apparently not a believer in Terrelle Pryor as a No. 1 wideout.Hartline appeared on 105.7 The Zone in Columbus this morning to talk about the Browns. When asked about Pryor potentially being paid like a No. 1 wide receiver, Hartline was less than complimentary.on Terrelle Pryor, @BrianHartline says: What is he? Is he a No. 1 (WR)? God, I hope not. With a No. 1, I want to know what I’m getting…— 105.7 The Zone (@1057TheZone) December 21, 2016″…day in and day out. With him, I don’t know what I’m getting.”— 105.7 The Zone (@1057TheZone) December 21, 2016On Pryor, @BrianHartline says, “If I’m giving a guy a contract, I want to know he’s a building block. I don’t see him as a building block.”— 105.7 The Zone (@1057TheZone) December 21, 2016Hartline and Pryor overlapped for one year in Columbus and played together last season on the Browns. Cleveland released the veteran Hartline in part because of how impressive Pryor was, so several have speculated there is bad blood here.Hartline, however, denied that was the case to several Twitter users who criticized his comments.@TylerEPalisin9 @SportsBoyTony @TerrellePryor there is no problem. All I said was It would be a mistake to pay him #1 WR $.— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 21, 2016@TylerEPalisin9 they do have a choice… #1 wideouts get 8+ mil a year…— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 21, 2016@TylerEPalisin9 @SportsBoyTony @TerrellePryor But I do hope someone gives it to him. I just don’t think it should be the browns— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 21, 2016@BrownsChalkTalk @1057TheZone there is zero tension. I am speaking on the ability to build a Browns team. Not on the development of TP— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 21, 2016@11W I have a lot of respect for what TP has done so far. I think he has positioned himself to grow as a NFL WR. Now we need every year.— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) December 21, 2016The 27-year-old Pryor has been one of the lone bright spots for an 0-14 Browns team this season.In his first full season at wide receiver, he has reeled in 67 passes for 877 yards and four touchdowns.
After the final whistle sounded on Tuesday, putting an end to a game in which the U.S. women’s national team decimated Thailand 13-0, Carli Lloyd didn’t immediately celebrate with her teammates.Instead, she went to Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying, consoling her after a game in which she was on the wrong end of the heaviest defeat in World Cup history.The USWNT was rampant in Reims, particularly in a 10-goal second half, as it began its World Cup in breathtaking fashion. 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 team has faced criticism for its celebrations after a handful of its goals, but several players also consoled Thailand players after the game, with many of the Asian nation’s players in tears following its extremely heavy defeat.Lloyd was one of the U.S. players to offer words of encouragement and, on Friday, she shed more light on her desire to speak with Charoenying after the final whistle in Reims.“After the game I felt for her and wanted to go up to her and it wasn’t something where I needed the whole world to see,” Lloyd said.But the world did see her gesture, which Lloyd said came from her natural inclination to offer support to a player who clearly needed a lift.“Obviously I’m a player and this team is full of players who want to battle it out, who want to go full throttle, but we are human and there is a human element to it.“You’ve got to feel for a goalkeeper letting in 13 goals, if you don’t then I don’t think you have much of a heart.”The U.S. forward, who scored the 13th and final goal of the evening, is hopeful that her team’s vanquished rivals can turn things around in its remaining group-stage games against Sweden and Chile.“I think that’s what the sport is all about, in the wins and losses I think character is a true component in the sport,” Lloyd said.“It was cool, I hope they continue to put their head up, continue to fight and just keep going.”Lloyd said she was unsure if Charoenying understood everything that she said on the pitch but in a Twitter post on Thursday, it was clear that the message came through for the goalkeeper.“Thanks so much, Lloyd,” the goalkeeper wrote. “Your words that you told me make me strong. Keep going for this tournament and so on. Firstly, I felt disappointment in worst situation but this is the biggest experience in my life.”All you can do is give it your best each and every day. Keep fighting and never give up!! Still 2 more games to play. 😊 https://t.co/pFW4wEK8Nb— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) June 13, 2019Lloyd responded, saying: “All you can do is give it your best each and every day. Keep fighting and never give up!! Still 2 more games to play.”
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told Paris Saint-Germain to do whatever it takes to keep Neymar. Neymar, 27, is heavily linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions this close season, with a return to Barcelona mooted just two years after his world-record switch. While the Brazil star staying at PSG would only make Thomas Tuchel’s men stronger, Aulas said they needed to keep the forward. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “It’s embarrassing for Ligue 1 if at one point the TV rights bidding was done with visibility that included Neymar,” he told Le Parisien on Wednesday. “He was before at Barca. With a very big cheque, he arrived in Paris. I think PSG have to do what it takes to keep him. “But as president of OL, I am in a bad position to judge.” Lyon have gone through plenty of change in the off-season, with Sylvinho replacing Bruno Genesio at the helm and Juninho arriving as sporting director. The likes of Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid), Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham) and captain Nabil Fekir (Real Betis) have been sold from the squad that finished third in Ligue 1 last season. Aulas hopes his club can close the gap to PSG, but warned they will need chase down the top team in the league. He is hoping by the time the next World Cup rolls around his side can be back in contention with the Paris outfit, but says the prospects for the coming season aren’t great. “In the medium term, yes [Lyon can compete with PSG]. We want to play a role. We will continue to invest. The goal is to get closer to PSG,” he said. “But the first year will be the hardest. You have to be patient. It is a project of three to five years. Before, it’s illusory. “The deadline of 2022, given the budget gap between the two clubs, must be reasonable.” Lyon open their Ligue 1 campaign away to Monaco on Friday, with their first clash against PSG set to come in late September.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The University of Miami has found new life under head coach Mark Richt, but it’s one of their former coaches who is looking to rain on the Hurricanes’ parade.According to TMZ, former Miami head coach Al Golden is suing the football program, alleging that the team deprived him of $3 million when the school fired him in 2015.Per the report, Golden agreed to a $150,000 base salary filled with incentives when he joined the university in 2011.Among the milestones are supposedly a $750,000 bonus for winning the national championship, $400,000 for a runner-up finish, $300,000 for a major bowl win, $25,000 for a 10-win season, and many other perks.Golden coached the Hurricanes from 2011 until mid-2015, when he was fired and replaced by Larry Scott after a 4-3 start.Prior to his stint in Miami, Golden helped turn Temple University into a major college football program. In 2009, he led the Owls to a 9-4 record, reaching a bowl game for the first time since 1979.Golden currently serves as a linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Lee Corso looks on during the first quarter between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff race is complicated every year, but the 2018 version could be the most controversial yet. There are dozens of scenarios – mostly because there are only three undefeated teams in contention at the moment.Lee Corso had a bit of a controversial take on College GameDay Saturday morning. Corso argued that if Alabama, which is now undefeated, loses to Georgia in the SEC title game, the Crimson Tide should still be afforded an opportunity to play in the College Football Playoff.Kirk Herbstreit pressed him a bit – asking him which team he’d then leave out. Corso’s answer? Notre Dame.Why would a team need to be left out? Because Georgia, currently on the outside looking in when it comes to the Playoff field, would be bumped in if it won the SEC.”If Alabama loses to Georgia, I don’t care what the score is, Alabama’s in” –Lee Corso— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) November 10, 2018″I pick Notre Dame, to put ’em out, even if they’re undefeated.”–Corso— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) November 10, 2018If Corso is right, the Playoff would likely consist of Clemson, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan. Notre Dame fans would lose their minds, assuming the team went 12-0.Notre Dame still has three games to play – against Florida State, Syracuse and USC. Most believe that a 12-0 record gets them into the Playoff, no questions asked.In reality, it probably makes more sense to leave Michigan out in such a scenario. Notre Dame beat the Wolverines in the first game of the season, after all.We’ll know more in a few weeks. Notre Dame fans are obviously hoping Corso is wrong.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with his wife Terry after beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Auburn superfan Tammy Bullard, one of the most famous regular callers to The Paul Finebaum Show, was tragically killed late last week.Bullard and her three-year old granddaughter were involved in a deadly crash with a commercial vehicle. From AL.com:Alabama State Trooper Cpl. Jimmy Harrell said the driver of a commercial vehicle carrying some kind of explosive material was traveling eastbound when he possibly blew a tire and the truck overturned on its side.It then veered into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and collided with an SUV carrying the woman and the infant. Both have been confirmed dead. The truck driver was flown to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center.Both Paul Finebaum and fellow SEC Network personality Laura Rutledge attended the funeral for Tammy Bullard.While in attendance, Finebaum delivered a message from Terry Saban, Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s wife..@finebaum & @LauraMRutledge attended memorial service for Tammy Bullard today.Paul: “Terry Saban called me to offer condolences from her & her husband.”Prayers to an @AuburnFootball family from @AlabamaFTBL 1st lady #Classyhttps://t.co/6PjdBa0Dbx@GregSankey @SECNetwork pic.twitter.com/olPt0UL9hp— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) November 21, 2018More on Finebaum’s appearance, from WBRC’s Rick Karle:“It was very thoughtful of Paul Finebaum & Laura Rutledge of the SEC Network to attend today’s memorial service in Columbiana, AL for Finebaum caller Tammy Renae Bullard & Tammy’s 3-year-old granddaughter (both Paul & Laura wanted to be there without fanfare). When something like this happens, Tide & Tiger fans unite, and a perfect example comes from the Southeastern Conference star himself: Paul says that he received a call over the weekend from Terry Saban. Miss Terry passed along condolences from both herself & Nick, & told Paul that they were there for Tammy’s family. Prayers to the world’s biggest Auburn Tigers fan from the Alabama Football first lady. That, my friend, is what class is all about. RIP Tammy- I hope Paul’s heartfelt words helped ease some of the pain of your family members, and remember that both Tide & Tiger fans are praying for you & those who love you. Here’s a big “War Eagle” to you!”That is a very nice gesture by Finebaum. His callers are a huge part of what makes his show a unique entity down in SEC country, and Tammy was one of the two or three staples in those ranks. Finebaum would probably be the first to tell you that.
https://twitter.com/jgunter94/status/1100425457261035521Last season, Gunter was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection as he compiled 49 tackles (14 for loss) and five sacks. He added five quarterback hurries and a forced fumble as well.Gunter appeared in 24 games for the Chanticleers over the last two seasons, making 75 total tackles.Due to NCAA rules, Gunter is expected to sit out the 2019 season and resume playing in 2020. He has three seasons to play two.However, he could apply for a hardship waiver, that if approved, would allow him to compete immediately for the Wolfpack in 2019. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Any time a player makes a verbal commitment to a school, there’s always the possibility that they will change their mind. That’s even the case when it comes to transfers.Coastal Carolina defensive end Jeffrey Gunter visited Syracuse earlier this month. Gunter later committed to the Orange, and even signed a financial aid agreement, which binds the school to him but does not bind him to the program.Now, Gunter has changed his mind. He won’t be heading to Syracuse, and will instead continue his career at NC State.Gunter announced his decision on Twitter this morning.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers carries the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide n the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)There didn’t appear to be that many obvious upset spots in college football this week. Most certainly wouldn’t put teams like Clemson and Alabama on the list of teams that could be in trouble.And yet, the nation’s top two schools still have plenty of work to do as we near halftime. Alabama had trouble with Ole Miss early on, but has opened up a 24-10 lead in the second quarter.Clemson, meanwhile, is getting matched by Mack Brown and North Carolina. The two teams just went to the locker room tied at 14.The Tigers have a slight edge in yardage, 221-to-170, but UNC is yet to turn it over, while Clemson running back Travis Etienne lost a fumble in the first half. Freshman quarterback Sam Howell has looked impressive again for UNC, despite facing Brent Venables’ elite defense. He has 99 yards and a pair of touchdown throws early, finding Dyami Brown and Beau Corrales for scores.Even so, ESPN’s Football Power Index still has Clemson as a heavy favorite, even with how well the Tar Heels have played. At halftime, it gives the Tigers an 80.5-percent chance to win the game.Both of Clemson’s touchdowns so far have come on the ground. Etienne has 51 yards and a score on 11 carries, while Trevor Lawrence scored on a quarterback keeper.The star sophomore has played well for Dabo Swinney so far, completing 10-of-13 throws for 126 yards, and another 29 and the score on the ground.
India lose Hamilton thriller, New Zealand win T20I seriesIndia vs New Zealand: India lost to New Zealand by 4 runs after failing to chase down 212 in Hamilton. India lost the T20I series to the Black Caps 1-2 after winning the ODI series 1-4.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 17:48 IST India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Hamilton: India failed to get over the line as New Zealand won the series. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia failed to chase down 213 runs vs New Zealand in the 3rd T20IVijay Shankar was India’s top scorer with 43Daryl Mitchell was New Zealand’s best bowler and returned with figures of 2/27Brief Score – New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardIndia failed to chase down a 200 plus total for the second time in four days and lost the T20I series to New Zealand 1-2. Set 213 to win the decider in Hamilton, India managed 208 thanks to a spirited bowling effort from New Zealand.India suffered a setback early when Shikhar Dhawan departed for 5. Vijay Shankar was promoted up the order at No.3 once again and he did not disappoint: he outscored Rohit Sharma and raced away to 43 to set up the chase for India. However, his wicket at a crucial juncture of the match allowed the Black Caps to bounce back.Rishabh Pant, who had played a watchful and mature knock under the guidance of MS Dhoni on Friday, came out all guns blazing and rattled New Zealand with a flurry of sixes. But like Vijay, Pant fell at a critical stage in the chase. Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, had been kept in check; India’s stand-in captain was perhaps waiting to explode later and he watched Hardik Pandya get off to a flier.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND LIVE SCORE, 3RD T20I: HIGHLIGHTSBut Hardik’s dismissal brought more pressure on India and it was time for Rohit to start attacking. When the skipper fell for 38, it was almost as good as over for India.However, there was a semblance of hope woth MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik in the middle. Playing his 300th T20 cricket match, Dhoni fell to Daryl Mitchell for 2 after playing an uncharacteristic shot early in his innings.advertisementKrunal Pandya came out to join Dinesh Karthik in the middle with the required run rate climbing steadily. It was too much of an ask against a disciplined New Zealand attack but Karthik wasn’t going to go down without a fight.India, who were mostly lagged behind the necessary run rate, came to the last over needing 16 runs to win. Tim Southee bowled a tight over and though Dinesh Karthik thrashed the last ball for six, India came up just short.Karthik finished 33 not out and Krunal Pandya 26 not out but India lacked the substantial partnerships that might have lifted it to its winning target.India earlier won the one-day international series 4-1 and Rohit said there were positives despite defeat in the T20s.”It would have been nice to fly back with a series win, but yes, lot of positives through the tour, looking forward to heading home and playing Australia,” Rohit said.Earlier, Colin Munro had led a spirited charge with the bat for New Zealand. He and Tim Seifert added 80 for the opening wicket before the latter fell for 43.Munro top scored with 72 and useful contributions from Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme helped New Zealand post their second 200 plus total of the series.Kuldeep Yadav, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal for the decider, was India’s best bowler on Sunday. He picked up 2 for 27 off his 4 overs but there was no real support from the other bowlers. The Pandya brothers went for 98 runs off 8 overs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar Khaleel Ahmed conceded 37 and 47 runs off their 4 overs, respectively.Despite the defeat in the T20I series, India will be happy with their overseas journey which started in 2018 with the tour of South Africa.Over the last year, India won an ODI and T20I series in South Africa, T20I series in Ireland and England, Test and ODI series in Australia and an ODI series in New Zealand.Also Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a secondFor 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 India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 3rd T20IFollow Rohit SharmaFollow MS DhoniFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Colin Munro
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