EPL: Jesus strike helps Man City survive Wolves fightback

first_imgAt that stage it seemed a case of how many the visitors would get, with Foden and Raheem Sterling both going close and Wolves keeper Rui Patricio making two decent saves. Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux.City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing for the first time since being sent home from England duty in disgrace, both found the net. Promoted ContentEd Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… However, City ran out of steam after the break.Phil Foden has been directly involved in 22 goals in 33 starts for Manchester City (12 goals, 10 assists)Read Also: Novak Djokovic returns with fifth Rome titleDaniel Podence twice went close for the hosts and Kyle Walker hacked a scuffed Ruben Neves shot off the line, before Raul Jimenez, scorer of 27 goals last season, netted for the second time in this one 12 minutes from time.However, Wolves were unable to repeat last term’s exploits, when they came back from 2-0 down to win this fixture, and Gabriel Jesus’ injury-time effort sealed victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.last_img read more

McIlroy secures Dubai spot

first_img “It was a good week. It was a step in the right direction for sure,” said McIlroy, who moved up to 38th in the Race to Dubai. “I don’t think anyone could have competed with Dustin this week. He played very, very well and obviously is a deserved champion. “I just didn’t make enough birdies. I didn’t take advantage of the par fives today and some of the short par fours. It’s probably one of my only bogey-free rounds of the year but it just didn’t contain enough birdies. It’s something to build on and nice to go into an off-week now and I know that I’m into Dubai.” McIlroy, who remains without a win in 2013 after five victories last year, added: “It would have been nice to try to get a win. I have three more tournaments left this year and I want to try to finish the season strongly. Obviously I have good memories going to Dubai from winning there last year, so hopefully I can put up a strong defence of my title there.” Ryder Cup team-mate Luke Donald is not absolutely certain of his place in Dubai, but did move up from 61st to 55th on the standings after finishing joint 31st on six under. Having decided not to play in next week’s Turkish Airlines Open, McIlroy had to climb from 62nd in the money list – which he won last year – to inside the top 60 to qualify for Dubai, and did so with plenty to spare. The former world number one held a two-shot lead after an opening 65, but a second-round 72 ultimately proved costly and a closing 69 left him nine shots behind winner Dustin Johnson. Press Associationcenter_img Rory McIlroy enjoyed a rare bogey-free round to finish joint sixth in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and secure his place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.last_img read more

Bob and Doug Dock Dragon at ISS Live

first_imgDragon Endeavour has completed the first half of her round trip mission to the space station. Spacecraft Commander Doug Hurley and Joint Operations Commander Bob Behnken have “Captured the Flag” as the first crew to reach the ISS from the United States since the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011.Endeavour lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, leaving LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:22 PM EDT (19:22 UTC). After a flawless ride uphill, Endeavour separated from Falcon 9’s second stage and opened its nosecone. This exposed the spacecraft’s docking port as well as an array of Draco maneuvering thrusters, and began the nineteen hours of tests and maneuvers to rendezvous with the ISS.last_img read more

England, Germany, Spain book tickets in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

first_imgNEW DELHI,: UEFA have confirmed that England, Germany and Spain will represent Europe in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be played in India in 2021.The final round of UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship has been cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three teams with the highest coefficient ranking have been confirmed as the participants in the World Cup. These three teams will join India, Korea DPR, Japan and New Zealand – who have already qualified for the tournament slated to be held from February 17 to March 7 next year. Meanwhile, Asia’s upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup have been postponed to next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the entire world. “In light of the current COVID-19 situation in many countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, originally scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021,” AFC said in a statement on Wednesday. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Dr Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV With Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Aggression makes Warner a dangerous batsman: Yusuf Pathan

first_img New Delhi: The simmering ‘aggression’ of David Warner has found its release in the ongoing IPL and his desperation to play well on comeback makes him a dangerous batsman says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Yusuf Pathan. Warner and Steve Smith were banned by Cricket Australia for a year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. On road to redemption, Warner has hit a purple patch, scoring two half-centuries and an unbeaten century in the four matches he has played.”A successful batsman is the one who comes back after a big match and scores again in the next. There is a lot of aggression inside Warner which is helping him play so well. It is reflecting in his batting even after not playing for a year he has the aggression to do well. Such aggression makes him a dangerous batsman,” Pathan told PTI in an interview. highlights David Warner is currently the highest run scorer in IPL 2019. Yusuf Pathan has played two solid innings in four games played. Sunrisers Hyderabad currently occupies the top spot in points table. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “He is focussed and determined. Watching him bat is so entertaining. It’s great for us and it’s a plus point for Australia to have him perform like this ahead of the world Cup,” Pathan added.On his own preparation for IPL this season, Pathan, who switched sides from KKR to SRH last season, said playing in domestic tournaments has given him ample match practice.”I have been competing in a lot of tournaments before heading into the IPL. Syed Mushtaq Ali, Vijay Hazare etc. There were matches the entire season so I was in the loop. I got to focus on areas I wanted to work on. Playing regularly the entire season helps with match practice, it was very advantageous,” said Yusuf, who also runs the Cricket Academy of Pathans.With three IPL titles and a World Twenty20 trophy to his name, the 36-year-old is a veteran in the format and Yusuf says he relies on his experience to do well.”I try to use my experience from the 12 years I have played in the IPL. T20 is a very short format so you just have to be mentally strong, have to back the team and your game.””Matches change in 1-2 overs, one minute the team is in control the other minute it can be losing so I am working to adapt quickly to the match situation and help my team.”Although, Pathan is yet to bowl this season, the off-spinner said he’s been working with SRH bowling mentor Muttiah Muralitharan.”Murali sir observes us closely during net practice. He has advised me on where my foot should be while delivering the ball, how long I should hold the ball.”When you are in the game, you don’t always realise what are the areas you need to work on. But he keeps on repeating it so it’s engraved in my mind,” the all-rounder said.Sunrisers’ consistent top order comprising the explosive duo of Warner and Jonny Bairstow have seldom burdened the the middle-order with responsibility. However, Yusuf is prepared to help his side out at crucial junctures.”It’s great that the top-order is firing for us but I am ready for the situation in which my team needs me to pull them through. Against Rajasthan we were at a ball-to-ball situation, loss of a wicket there would have turned the match away from us I knew my wicket was important. I have also batted up the order when the team needed me to.”SRH bank heavily on their foreign line-up in all departments. However, the 2016 winners may face a depleted foreign line-up should they progress to the playoffs as  Warner, Bairstow and the Afghan duo of Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan may leave the tournament early, owing to national commitments.”SRH isn’t the only team which will miss its foreign players. All eight franchises have such players and the team management has prepared well for that situation. We have good players to replace them. Yes, will miss players who are playing consistently but we are confident we will manage well,” Pathan said.Meanwhile, the second of the doubleheader will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have won both their matches in the lead up to their crucial encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday, April 6th. With Sunrisers sitting pretty at the top of the table and Mumbai aiming to bridge the gap, the stage is set for a cracking encounter.(With Inputs)last_img read more

Badgers dominate RPI in opening weekend

first_imgAnd they’re back.While they are a very different squad from 2008-09’s national championship squad, the women’s hockey team has a new energy and new confidence about them that was missing a year ago when head coach Mark Johnson and some of UW’s top players left for the Olympics.This new energy helped lift the Badgers to 13 goals on their season opening weekend to beat the RPI Engineers Friday and Saturday night at the Kohl Center.If there’s any indication of how different this team feels this year, look no further than Hilary Knight’s first goal Saturday night, only 33 seconds into the first period.“I think we just caught them off guard, we have a little bit of speed, luckily I hit the post and it went in,” Knight said. “Some games you have it, some games you don’t. Fortunately for us we had it and the games where you get that lucky bounce and it goes in or that pass is supposed to be a pass, but it ends up turning into a goal.”Knight may have scored the winning goal in the first 33 seconds, but she wasn’t done for the night quite yet. Of the Badgers six goals Saturday night, Knight scored two and assisted on three.Knight gave a taste of why she was part of a silver-medal Olympic team last year and is helping give the Badgers new life this season.“She was the best player out on the ice tonight,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “It didn’t matter where she was playing, she had the jump and the bounce and everybody got a chance to see why she is a special player.”“She’s been bringing a ton of energy on the ice and off the ice,” sophomore defenseman Saige Pacholok added. “She’s a good impact player, works hard all the time, always heads up. She’s a real good impact on our team and we love having her back.”The offense may have been strong Saturday night – producing a total of 31 shots on goal – but the defense and goaltending also impressed.Freshman goaltender Alex Rigsby started in her first game facing only ten shots, not letting a single one past her. In her first start of her collegiate career, getting the shutout was the perfect way to start things off.“It was a big thing getting the shut out and getting the first game out of the way,” Rigsby said. “It feels really good to have it be a shut out and I look forward to the next game.”Wisconsin closed off their opening weekend with a strong, dominating style – the same with which they started the season.Scoring in the first 33 seconds was nice, but it only took 15 on Friday night.Seconds after the puck was dropped, junior forward Carolyne Prevost netted her first of two goals on the night. Prevost really can’t remember the last time she scored a goal that quickly.“Not since I was probably little, like Tiger hockey,” Prevost said. “That was a fast goal. That was probably one of the fastest I’ve had in the past couple of years. It was right off the faceoff, it was a quick D-to-D pass and I think it was [Geena Prough] looked up and hit [Brianna Decker] who was splitting both defense and I saw that happening and I just started going.”Not only does their line have good chemistry, the whole Badger offense was clicking on the ice.In the 7-0 win Friday all three lines scored in the first five minutes of the game.“The one thing we have is some kids that can get the puck in the net,” Johnson said. “We put lines together, looking for chemistry. But it’s a work in progress, we just starting the foundation.”Wisconsin is used to having an Ammerman help light up the score board. On Friday night, instead of junior forward Brooke, litter sister and freshman forward Brittany found the back of the net twice in the first game of her collegiate career.“It’s a great way to start off college,” Brittany Ammerman said. “Every freshman is nervous, but they’re also excited to get that first shift out of their system, then they’re good to go. Once you put the puck in the net, I don’t think it gets much better than that, then times it by two, it’s impressive.”UW outshot RPI 62-21 on the weekend leading UW to completely shut out RPI. Wisconsin is off to a strong start this season and found its goal-scoring touch early.“Like I say, when the horn’s going off that’s usually a good sign.” Johnson said.last_img read more

Football: Wisconsin announces kicker Rafael Gaglianone out for season with back injury

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin football team announced Thursday afternoon that junior kicker Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.Gaglianone underwent surgery for his injured back earlier Thursday, UW said. He missed last week’s game against Michigan State with the injury.“You’re disappointed for Rafael because of all the work he’s put in and how well he was playing,” UW head coach Paul Chryst said in a statement. “From a football perspective, I’ve appreciated the way the other guys in that unit have responded this week.”Gaglianone converted 7 of 8 field goal attempts throughout the first three games this season, including a 3-for-3 effort against Louisiana State University when he nailed the game-winner from 47 yards away with 3:47 remaining.Football: Breakdown of Badgers’ upset over LSUThe Wisconsin Badgers played a spoiler game against fifth ranked Louisiana State University with a 16-14 upset victory in college Read…The #Badgers announce Rafael Gaglianone will miss remainder of season after undergoing back surgery Thursday. https://t.co/VbQHWg695U— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 29, 2016The injury is part of a recurring back issue, which kept Gaglianone from participating in spring ball earlier this year.“Unfortunately this isn’t his first experience with something like this,” Chryst said, “But we’ve seen that Raf is going to do everything he can to get back on the field as soon as he can.”Senior Andrew Endicott assumed kicking duties for the Badgers against Michigan State University. He missed an extra point early, but rebounded and hit a 41-yard field goal later in the game. His role has now gone from interim to permanent, at least for 2016.“I didn’t realize those were the first points that he scored,” Chryst said Monday during his weekly news conference. “They can never take it away from him. That’s pretty cool. He worked, and was really good all week. He did all the things to give himself the chance. Didn’t want to miss the extra point, but came back and that you love. That’s playing the game.”In the statement, UW added that Gaglianone will apply for a medical redshirt, which the NCAA awards if a player missed 30 percent or more of his or her season.last_img read more

Premier League action this evening

first_imgAll five games will kick-off at 19:45 Leaders Leicester City have a chance to open-up a five-point lead at the top as they entertain West Brom at the King Power Stadium.Basement side Aston Villa will host Everton at Villa Park while fellow relegation battlers Sunderland and Norwich are at home to Crystal Palace and Chelsea respectively.Also tonight, Bournemouth will face Southampton.last_img

Keshi plays down big B/Faso victory

first_imgSuper Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi has stated that he is not too particular about the 4-1 score line recorded by his team in Tuesday’s international friendly against the Stallions of Burkina Faso but instead he is happy with the chance to see more of some of the players that hitherto has not enjoyed enough playing time.Futaa.com reports that the Big Boss at post match conference played more emphasis on how Tuesday’s test match accorded him the opportunity to see more of the not ‘too established’ players rather than the final result secured.Main dealIt’s not about score line; it’s about understanding what we want to do in the future, giving some other players the opportunity to play… I wanted to see more of Nsofor, Shola, James and some other players too.So it’s not about the score line, it’s about maintaining our shape in the team and the tactical play. Coach Keshi told futaa.com after Tuesday’s game.Double starters Futaa.com reports that only four players that started the Malawi game were again handed starting role in the Kaduna friendly.The quartet includes Ogenyi Onazi, Azubieke Egwueke, Elderson Echiejile and Efe Ambrose.last_img read more

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is ‘50-50’ for Game 5

first_imgTurner clearedMattingly expects that third baseman Justin Turner, who has a bone bruise on his left knee, will be able to start Game 5.Turner was removed for a late-inning defensive replacement in Games 3 and 4 despite more than capable play at the plate and in the field. “We felt comfortable with the lead” when Turner was removed in the eighth inning of Game 4, Mattingly said. “J.T.’s probably not getting another at-bat, and that’s kind of the decision process there.”Turner is 7 for 15 with four doubles in the series. Each time he’s come out of a game, Jimmy Rollins played shortstop and Corey Seager moved from shortstop to third base.“J.T. never comes to me and says ‘I have to come out,’ it’s always a conversation of medical checking on him throughout the game,” Mattingly said. “We’re really confident with Jimmy and Seager, and Seager being able to go from short to third. So defensively, we don’t feel like we’re hurt. We’re really comfortable being able to do that.”Minor moveThe Dodgers made a minor roster move Wednesday, claiming right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and designating pitcher Jim Johnson for assignment. Brown, 30, has gone 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 64 career relief appearances with the Rockies in 2014-15. The University of Georgia product was limited to just 36 games this season to right shoulder inflammation after posting a 2.77 ERA with a .208 opponents’ batting average and a 0.96 WHIP in 28 games in his rookie season of 2014.Brown isn’t eligible to pitch for the Dodgers in the postseason. Johnson was essentially sent home after going 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA after arriving in a midseason trade with the Atlanta Braves.Start times announcedStart times for Games 1 and 2 of the National League Championship Series were announced; both games will begin at 5:07 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday and Sunday. If the Dodgers advance to face the Chicago Cubs, they would begin the series at home. Yasmani Grandal has caught all but six of Zack Greinke’s 33 starts this season, including Game 2 of the National League Division Series last weekend.Now, Grandal is “50-50” to play Game 5 on Thursday because of a left shoulder injury he’s battled on and off for months. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said both Grandal and A.J. Ellis will be prepared to catch the game that could decide the Dodgers’ season.Mattingly said he hopes not to make a game-time decision, but conceded the situation is “a little bit sticky.” He couldn’t rule out replacing Grandal on the active roster for the game.“We haven’t really talked about that,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think it would be, but I guess it’s a possibility if we get there tomorrow and he absolutely can’t lift his arm.” Any player who is removed from the active roster for Game 5 is ineligible to play in the next round.The injury is to Grandal’s non-throwing shoulder, so catching isn’t an issue, but he has struggled mightily at the plate. He’s got four strikeouts and one hit in eight at-bats in the NLDS after ending the regular season in an 0-for-22 slump. Grandal also endured an 0-for-35 slump in late August and early September. Grandal suffered the injury when his left shoulder was struck by a foul ball during the Dodgers’ Pennsylvania road trip to begin the month of August. It never fully went away.“I knew at some point it would come back again,” Grandal said after Game 3. “Some days it’s going to hurt. Some days it’s not. You just take it one day at a time.”Ellis caught Game 4 on Tuesday and is 2 for 7 in the series.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more