Month: August 2020

Sami Hyypia joins Brighton as manager after Leverkusen sacking

first_imgSami Hyypia is returning to England after signing a three-year contract as manager of Championship team Brighton & Hove Albion. 06/06/2014 “I’ve held extensive talks with chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber. I have looked at the club from top to bottom and I am very impressed by what I’ve seen at all levels. “I’ve seen the Amex Stadium and the club’s new training ground and they are among the best I’ve seen anywhere in the world,” added Hyypia. “I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment. Brighton are an ambitious club and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity,” said the former Liverpool defender. Upd. on 11/06/2014 at 19:40 CEST “The chairman is ambitious and for me that is absolutely key. I am now looking forward to the challenge ahead and our aim is to take the club forward to the next level.” Sport EN Hyypia was sacked in April as manager of Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more

Pepe says he’s happy to shake Keita’s hand when Madrid meet Roma

first_imgPepe says he will shake Seydou Keita’s hand when Real Madrid face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.  “It is going to be tough and we have to give everything to win it, but the team remains together and we will fight for the Champions League.” “We don’t need to drive ourselves crazy saying we have to win the Champions League,” he said.  Keita also alleges that during that game, after he threw a bottle, the Portuguese international spat at him.  The two sides met once again in a 2015 friendly in Australia and the two players once again did not shake hands.  The 33-year-old also spoke about the club’s desire to win their 11th European Cup, although he insisted it is not the be all and end all, despite it being Los Blancos’ best hope of a trophy this season.   Sport EN Upd. at 15:42 07/03/2016 This time, though, Pepe says he will “shake his hand, I have no problem with that. center_img “With regards to which players we are up against, the most important thing is to focus on ourselves.” He later explained that Pepe had previously called him a ‘monkey’ during a match between Barça and Madrid.  “We want to win it, of course, but we know there are other teams with the same ability as us.  CET In a previous friendly between the two sides in America in 2014, the former Barcelona midfielder refused the Madrid defender’s hand.  “We haven’t forgotten about that game,” Pepe added.  Madrid take a 2-0 lead into the game at the Bernabeu, but will be aware the job is far from done after nearly squandering the same lead at home to Schalke at the same stage of the competition last season.  “[Zinedine Zidane] has told us we have to go out to win, that we must play a serious game. Those will be the keys to achieving success.”last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo thinks Real Madrid lack a little ‘ambition’

first_img 09/03/2016 Despite beating Roma to qualify for the last eight in the Champions League, the Portuguese claimed his side are suffering from a lack of ambition. In quotes to UEFA’s website, the forward said there is still a lot that can be done to improve if they want to win the European Cup for an 11th time.  Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again. Just 10 days after his controversial post-Madrid derby comments, when he said some of his team-mates were not at his level, he’s criticised the attitude of his team.  Sport EN CETcenter_img Upd. at 19:52 “We know the quarter and semi-finals are going to be much more difficult. We’re still lacking a lot. We’re lacking continuity, luck, ambition… but if we continue like this, I think we’re on the right path,” he said.  However, Cristiano does seem to have learned his lesson in some regards. He took advantage of the interview to praise goalkeeper Keylor Navas: “Keylor has been a crucial player since the start of the campaign. In my opinion he’s one of the team’s best players and he’s a great goalkeeper.”last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an incredible goal for his 500th career strike

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic never stops surprising. If you thought he had gone to the US for a golden retirement, the Swede has another answer. Time and again the LA Galaxy player has come up with magic, but this is his best yet in the states. A swivel kick strike for his 500th career goal, against Toronto FC. El increíble movimiento de Ibrahimovic en el gol 500 de su carrera That is his 17th for the Californian side and the 500th of his career.  In the 43rd minute he reached a cross from Jonathan dos Santos in the box and did a karate kick movement to sent the ball flying in, a stunning and curious volley. Given Ibra was a black belt in taekwondo, perhaps we shouldn’t be so shocked.  IN SPORT.EScenter_img Ibra has netted 156 goals with PSG, 66 with Inter, 56 with Milan, 48 for Ajax, 29 at Manchester United, 26 at Juventus, 22 for Barça and 18 for Malmo, the club he grew up with. Plus 62 for Sweden. Upd. on 15/10/2018 at 21:20 CEST 16/09/2018last_img read more

Indian football roundup (27/10/2018): East Bengal off to a flying start, Mohun Bagan share…

first_imgAdvertisement 15nyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrdcz5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eva8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1qxhWould you ever consider trying this?😱tnCan your students do this? 🌚8nRoller skating! Powered by Firework Enrique Esqueda announced his arrival in Indian football in style as his two goals made all the difference for Quess East Bengal. The Mexican got his name in the scoresheet at the 9th minute after he connected Lalrindika Ralte’s lofted pass and sailed it past the hapless keeper. NEROCA pressed hard for the equalizer for the remainder of the first half, but the East Bengal defense held their ground firm.Advertisement NEROCA’s Malemngamba Meetei tries to fend off East Bengal’s challengeAfter the two sides came from the tunnel, the 30-year-old stepped up to take the penalty after Laldanmawia Ralte was brought down in the box. NEROCA goalkeeper Mauro Boerchio dived full stretch, but couldn’t stop the shot from going in the back of the net. The scoreline remained 2-0 as East Bengal began their I-League campaign with a bang.In the second I-League game of the day, Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala FC shared the spoils in front of a packed drum-beating crowd in Kozhikode. The Green and Maroons blazed all their guns from the word go and could have taken the lead in numerous occasions. However, they had to wait till the 40th minute to draw first blood after Henry Kisekka headed in an inch-perfect free-kick from Arijit Bagui.Advertisement Mohun Bagan’s Henry Kisseka in a silent celebration after giving them the leadIn the second half, Gokulam flooded the opponent half, and Mohun Bagan’s Lalchhawnkima succumbed to the pressure after his scuffed shot found the back of his own net. Gokulam came agonizingly case to walk away with three points after the introduction of S Rajesh, but Shankar Roy’s heroics ensured the final scoreline read 1-1.In the only ISL game, Mumbai City FC managed to forget their horrendous 5-0 drubbing through the hands of FC Goa and defeated Delhi Dynamos 2-0 comfortably. Moudou Sougou broke the deadlock at the 30th minute when he glided past Marti Crespi to score following a wonderful pass from Arnold Issoko.Advertisement Arnold Issoko’s exuberant celebration after hitting the final nail in the coffin (credits: indiansuperleague.com)The Congolese international was again in the thick of actions when he was brought down by Rana Gharami inside the penalty box at the 49th minute, although the replays showed otherwise. Despite sending the keeper the wrong way, Rafael Bastos failed to convert the penalty as his shot went wide. However, the Brazilian made amends for it at the 70th minute as his defense-splitting pass sent Arnold one-on-one with the keeper whom he comfortably beat and slotted it past an empty net. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ander Herrera: Man Utd should approach Arsenal game like a cup final

first_imgAdvertisement 8kc3bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj5k3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eko6g6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2qbtgaWould you ever consider trying this?😱1owdCan your students do this? 🌚1xpnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Things are getting out of hand at Old Trafford and time is running short for once ‘The Special One’. When time is high and demanding for a comeback , there comes a season defining Arsenal game who’re riding an undefeated wave.Advertisement After the 2-2 draw against Southampton , most faces of the Manchester outfit were expressionless and exhibited silence as a defence mechanism against scrutiny. However, Ander Herrera did try his best to put their troughs in words.Advertisement “I think half-time came at the wrong time but it is not an excuse,” he said. “We were in a good moment and should have kept that energy. But the only thing we can do is give everything on Wednesday against Arsenal and then Saturday against Fulham.“I know we are far from the top four but we should forget right now about the table, we should try to win every game. That’s how we will reach the top four. We should approach the Arsenal game like a final.”Advertisement The Reds showed glimpses of quality as they came back from 2 goals down after 20 minutes but failed to ride the momentum to a victory.“We have a lot of positives to take from this game that we need to remember for the next one,” Portugal defender Cedric said. “We were all alive today, we were all together. We worked hard as a unit. We need a bit of luck. It’s just a very fine line that is not letting us reach the three points.” added the Spaniard.Arsenal will looking to extend their unbeaten run as they seem to be in cruise control under revolutionary Emery. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports India Show Year-end awards: Top 5 ODI bowlers in 2018

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi8hjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4zufc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cquwifWould you ever consider trying this?😱nwCan your students do this? 🌚8b9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Bowling is an interesting side of the game. Over the years, cricket playing nations having strong bowling lineups had extended periods of superiority in cricket. The ever dominant Windies side of the 70’s and 80’s and the great Australian team of the 2000’s had potent bowling attacks which were instrumental for their supremacy in cricket. Such glory was achieved due to the skills and determination of some extraordinary ODI bowlers.Advertisement Best ODI bowlers of 2018.In One-Day Internationals (ODI), while the batsmen definitely help build good platforms and apply pressure on the opposition by putting up imposing totals, it eventually is the bowling dimension which provides the team with the decisive edge to win matches.2018 has been quite a year for spinners in ODI cricket – six of the top 10 wicket-takers this calendar year and four of the top five are spinners. However, this list doesn’t take just wickets taken into consideration.Advertisement Today, we look at the five ODI bowlers who have impressed us the most this year with their consistent astounding performances.  Advertisement Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)Presently ranked number 2 in the list of ODI bowling rankings by the ICC, Rashid Khan’s jaw-dropping strike rate of 22.2 in 20 matches he played this year gives us an indication of the skill and temperament of the Afghanistan leggie. Rashid has taken 48 wickets this year in only 20 innings, with a very low economy rate of 3.89. He has two five-fors this year and one occasions on which he took 4 wickets. The Afghanistan bowler has been a mainstay for the national team. The 20-year-old outperformed every other bowler of his country in the Asia Cup this year where they had to face the giants like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, he picked up 10 wickets in 5 matches and eventually finished as the joint leading wicket-taker in the entire torunament. Kuldeep Yadav (India) India’s Kuldeep Yadav is second on the list. Kuldeep, a rare breed of chinaman bowlers in the modern day, has revived the art out of its grave. With 45 wickets from 19 innings, and a five-for to his credit, the youngster has had quite the year. Kuldeep along with Rashid Khan and Mustafizur Rahman were joint leading wicket-takers in the Asia Cup. His best performance this year came against England in Nottingham, with Kuldeep taking 6 wickets from his 10 overs and giving away only 25 runs. That bowling performance saw India take a convincing 8-wicket win, and Kuldeep declared Man of the Match for his efforts. Kuldeep ends 2018 in Number 3 on the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings – an all-time career high for the 24-year-old. Adil Rashid (England) English leg-break bowler Adil Rashid comes in at number 3. Playing against India in the final ODI of the three-match series in Leeds, Adil Rashid left everyone stunned with the delivery that dismissed Virat Kohli. He took the important wickets of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina and was adjudged the Man of the Match, as England completely outclassed India in the third ODI. He was crucial for England in their series victory. Since the 2015 World Cup ended, he is the second leading  wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 116 wickets (as of Dec 15 2018) – a stunning stat that shows you the unsung hero that he has been to England’s 50-over fortunes. The 30-year-old, has taken 42 wickets this year from 23 innings, at an economy of 5.41. There is no doubt that he will continue to be one of England’s main aces in the 50-over format heading into the 2019 World Cup. Yuzvendra Chahal (India) For a spinner, especially a leg spinner it is very important to take risks in the shorter formats. That’s what Chahal is good at. Being a former Junior Chess Champion, he  is a clever thinker. He bowls the slower ones, the wrong ones, flights the ball; he makes the batsman attack him and thats what make him different. He never minds if he gets hit for runs and he always looks for wickets. The Indian rockstar is one of the most effective bowlers in the shortest format of the sport. In 17 ODI matches this year, Chahal bagged 29 wickets with best figures of 5/22. Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav spin-duo will be key behind the success of Indian Cricket Team in the World Cup next year. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan) Afghani teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been perhaps cricket’s revelation of 2018. A self-taught cricketer who learnt to bowl by watching YouTube videos, Mujeeb has bamboozled some of the best batsmen in the world since he made his international debut last December and became the first male born this century to play at the highest level. Mujeeb has taken  37 wickets this year in the 20 matches that he has played this year, at an economy rate of 3.84. Mujeeb also became the youngest bowler to claim five wickets in an ODI this year surpassing Pakistan great Waqar Younis. Advertisementlast_img read more

United agree £80m fee for Harry Maguire

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement 6mnspvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3nyet0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1mo20c2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5be7Would you ever consider trying this?😱fbviCan your students do this? 🌚6aewRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United have agreed a record deal of £80 million transfer fee to land Leicester defender Harry Maguire, whose medical is scheduled for tomorrow.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAccording to The Sun, the Red Devils have beaten their city rivals in bringing the England international to Old Trafford, a deal that would make the 26-year old the World’s most expensive defender, which is currently held by Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk who arrived at Anfield for £75 million in 2018.After a previous failed offer of £70 million, the United chiefs increased the fee, £60 million up front with a further £20 million in installments.Advertisement Leicester were holding out for £90 million for their superstar, but Maguire informed the club in the past few days that he was unhappy that they could potentially price him out of a move.As a result, the Foxes immediately granted him the wish for a future away from King Power Stadium, and will make a healthy £43 million profit, after landing the defender from Hull City for £17 million in 2017.Advertisement The Foxes have already found a replacement for their leader with Lewis Dunk, 27, set to join from Brighton in a £45 million swoop.Ex-United boss José Mourinho had been desperate to sign the centre-back last year, after the former Tigers man’s brilliant performances for England at the World Cup.Maguire will fly to Manchester to complete his medical on Monday. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pumas’ mixed results

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Gippsland League review – round 6

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