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Ancelotti’s Army shock boastful Mourinho at home

first_img Loading… Carlo Ancelotti proved his tactical superiority over Tottenham Hotspurs’ manager, Jose Mourinho when his boys disgraced the Portuguese coach with a 1-0 victory to pocket the maximum points at stake in the Premier League tie. Everton fans will forever be grateful to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 55th minute after the first 45th minute failed to produce goals. read also: Rodriguez joins Iwobi, others at Everton Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, was not included in Everton’s squad for their opening day clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The reason for his omission was not known but it likely has to do with the increased competition in the Toffees team. Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, started all of his three new signings, James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure with all three players playing a role in the Toffees win over Jose Mourinho’s men. Everton had the better chances and should have taken the lead in the opening ten minutes when Richarlison was presented with an opportunity, but he fluffed his lines. Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne’s in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012. In a high-octane encounter, Jordan Pickford produced two excellent saves to keep out Dele Alli and Matt Doherty, who was making his debut after signing from Wolves. But with new signing James Rodriguez in excellent form, Everton fully deserved their win after a hard-working performance. Everton should have taken the lead in the early stages but Richarlison lost his footing after rounding Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. After Everton’s disappointing 12th place last season, their lowest position since 2003-04, Carlo Ancelotti has embarked on an ambitious rebuilding job, specifically targeting the midfield. As well as Rodriguez, Brazil’s Allan and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure have also been drafted in to provide energy and creativity in the engine room – and all three gave Ancelotti huge encouragement for the season ahead. Rodriguez, in particular, stood out, with his quality passing setting up good chances. The Toffees could – and should – have won by a more handsome margin against a static Tottenham side short of ideas. Rodriguez twice picked out Richarlison after half-time but the Brazilian, who wasted a great chance in the first half, was unable to punish Spurs. Allan, who played under Ancelotti at Napoli, was calm and composed as Everton looked rejuvenated after a poor 2019-20. Pickford’s saves to keep out Alli and Doherty were crucial, with Ancelotti delighted with a clean-sheet win against a side that finished 10 points and six places above them last season. Both teams are in cup action in midweek. While Tottenham travel to Bulgaria in midweek to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday (17:00 BST), Everton host League Two Salford City on Wednesday in the second round of the Carabao Cup FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?last_img read more

If Only India Had Couple More Bits And Pieces Cricketers: Michael Vaughan

first_imgNew Delhi: Unrelenting in his war of words with Sanjay Manjrekar, former England skipper took another dig at the ex-India batsman by saying more “bits and pieces” cricketers would have helped Virat Kohli and Co. in getting past New Zealand in the first World Cup semifinal.India lost by 18-runs but Ravindra Jadeja played the innings of his life with a 59-ball 77. Manjrekar had previously called Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ which stirred up a hornet’s nest as the allrounder shot back saying he has played twice the number of matches and deserved respect.“If only India had a couple more Bits & pieces cricketers …. !!!” tweeted Michael Vaughan.Michael Vaughan and Manjrekar have been engaged in a verbal spat after the latter’s ‘bits and pieces’ comment.Later, the Indian commentator blocked the Englishman on Twitter following which Vaughan used a different social media platform — Instagram — to convey his message.Vaughan shared a picture of Yuzvendra Chahal resting along the boundary, a picture that went viral during the India versus Sri Lanka contest, with Manjrekar’s face morphed in the place of Chahal’s and he captioned it: “Come on Sanjay unblock me on Twitter … It’s only Bantz … !!!!“Earlier, the banter between Manjrekar and Vaughan had ended on a sour note with the former blocking the Englishman. Taking to Twitter, Vaughan had written: “BREAKING NEWS .. I have been blocked by @sanjaymanjrekar .. !!! #CWC19 (sic).”Going into the semi-final, Manjrekar had picked Jadeja in his team and that saw former England skipper Vaughan pull his leg. But Manjrekar was quick to shut him down.Vaughan had responded to Manjrekar’’s tweet and wrote: “I see you have picked that bits and pieces cricketer!!!”Manjrekar, on Wednesday, too joined the praise for Jadeja. “Well played Jadeja,” said Manjrekar with a wink at the end of his tweet. IANS Also Read: Best opportunity for England to win World Cup: Michael Vaughanlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Right time to achieve 10-point mark: R Ashwin

first_imgMohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin believes his team bounced back in the tournament at the right time and lavished praise on young pacer Arshdeep Singh for taking two crucial wickets in his IPL debut here Tuesday. After suffering successive losses, KXIP Tuesday brought their campaign back on track with a comprehensive 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals at home to grab the fourth spot in the table with 10 points.“It was very important to get that 10-point mark and I guess it’s the right time in the tournament to do that,” said Ashwin after KXIP restricted RR to 170 for 7 while chasing 182 for six.“Its very tough to defend here, the wicket generally gets better in the second half. We probably thought we were 10-15 runs short on this pitch.”Defending the total, 20-year-old Arshdeep provided a big breakthrough for Punjab when he dismissed big-hitting opener Jos Buttler early.“I thought Arshdeep bowled really well in the first few overs. We had some plans for Jos and he really executed well,” Ashwin said.“He (Arshdeep) can actually swing the ball both ways and for a left-hander to swing both ways is a massive advantage in the first six as we have seen with Deepak Chahar in the CSK.“We are looking forward to Arshdeep doing some great things in the tournament.”Ashwin was adjudged the Man of the Match for his two wickets and a terrific cameo of 17 runs of four balls.Talking about his game, Ashwin said: “For me, it’s about getting various lengths with different speeds and trying to get the batsman with under cutter and reverse carrom. I worked on a lot of things despite people actually calling me for trying too many things, I kept on going.”Not in the initial scheme of things for Punjab, David Miller, who made it to the playing XI after Moises Henrique suffered an ankle injury at the last minute, contributed with 40 runs.“Most of the changes are actually forced, we got Moises into the eleven today. He was actually handed the cap but unfortunately, he got injured in the last minute. Miller wasn’t playing but he came in and played a vital hand for us, he took a couple of catches as well,” he said.“Mujeeb also I thought was brilliant, he went for a few runs but we got the wicket up front. We are waiting on Mujeeb’s status (injury) and Moises (Henriques) seems okay,” he added, referring to the spinner, who went off the field after bowling three overs due to a shoulder injury.Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane was disappointed with the team’s batting effort.“182 on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes,” he said.“A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well. In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch.“Discussion between me and Stuart was take it deep. Tripathi started really well. Should learn from our mistakes. These things happen in T20 cricket. Our two legspinners in the middle overs were brilliant. Jofra’s four overs were critical.”Murugan Ashwin, who took one wicket, said: “Really happy. We wanted to bowl well in tandem – the spinners. We wanted to use the longer boundaries and we wanted them to hit there, so that was our plan. It was coming onto the bat well, there wasn’t much dew.“I have played a lot of cricket with him (Ravichandran Ashwin) and he has been helping me a lot. We were really disappointed that we couldn’t defend in the last game but happy to be back to winning ways.”  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Lord’s five-wicket haul delights resurgent Roach

first_imgLONDON, (CMC) – A year ago, seamer Kemar Roach was having serious doubts he would ever return to international cricket.The talented right-armer was still struggling to recover from a shoulder injury which had resulted in surgery, and subsequently also led to a loss of form.Recently recalled for the three-Test tour of England after 18 months out of West Indies colours, the 29-year-old rebounded in style when he snatched a five-wicket haul at historic Lord’s on the second day of the decisive Test on Friday.“I had doubts [about my return]. It was a pretty tough time,” the Barbadian told reporters.“Breaking your shoulder is never easy but lots of hard rehab and a lot of hours of training got me back here and I’m proud of myself to be able to come back and still perform for the West Indies.”Roach bowled superbly to finish with five for 72 as England were dismissed for 194 in their first innings, in reply to the Caribbean side’s 123.With the performance, he became the ninth West Indies bowler to make the honours board at the home of cricket, joining the likes of legends Courtney Walsh, Malcolm Marshall and Andy Roberts.“It means a lot. A lot of players did it before me – Courtney Walsh, Malcolm Marshall – and to be a part of that [list] is an amazing feeling,” he explained.“A lot of players have come here and never got it done so to be a part of that board is history. For me, it’s just about continuing to improve as a cricketer and doing it again if I come back here.”Roach burst onto the scene in 2009 against Bangladesh in the Caribbean, bowling with express speed and quickly cementing himself in the side.But with injuries taking their toll, Roach has cut down on pace but has become more clever with the ball – an asset he said had served him well in the current England series.He also said advice from former West Indies bowlers on how to use the English conditions had been a boost.“I’ve learnt my art a little bit more. I’m more experienced,” he pointed out.“Obviously I’ve been talking to past players [like] Corey Collymore, guys that played in England for a couple of years so coming here I was prepared, so obviously I knew how to bowl on certain pitches – the length and stuff that was going to be crucial.“Kudos to those guys for helping me out so it’s all about me going out there and exhibiting what I’ve learnt.”Roach finished the series with 11 wickets at 29 runs apiece as West Indies surrendered by nine wickets on Saturday’s third day, to also lose the series 2-1.last_img read more

Sanchez crowned nation’s No. 1 women’s tennis player

first_imgThe accolades are starting to mount for USC senior Maria Sanchez.On the heels of her fourth career Pac-10 Player of the Week award, Sanchez now stands as the nation’s top women’s singles player. This is the first time a USC women’s tennis player has held the post since Amanda Fink in 2006.Above the rest · Senior Maria Sanchez becomes USC’s first women’s tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in the nation since Amanda Fink in 2006. – Murugappan Aroonachalam | Daily Trojan Rising only as high as the second slot her junior season, this announcement marked Sanchez’s debut in the No. 1 spot.After beating Aeriel Ellis, the nation’s No. 8-ranked player, Sunday, Sanchez has now strung together 15 consecutive singles match victories, including four wins over top-10 opponents. As the anchor for No. 17 USC, Sanchez has enjoyed consistent success despite regularly matching up against the opponent’s top player.Sanchez’s last defeat came at the hands of fellow teammate, and budding star, Danielle Lao, in the ITA Southwest Regional Championship match last fall.Sanchez’s new rankings shine some much-needed light on USC as a dark horse to compete among the nation’s elite tennis programs come the NCAA championships in May. After only reaching the quarterfinals last season, Sanchez should be looking to compete for an NCAA title this year, considering her torrid start to this season.As a senior, Sanchez has begun to cement her legacy in Trojan athletics. With an upstart group behind her, contending for a national championship is still a realistic goal for the Women of Troy.last_img read more

Irish progress in European Indoor Championship

first_imgBoth sprinters finished fourth in this morning’s heats and will run again tomorrow at 3 o’clock.Ciara Mageean and John Travers are both in 1500-metres finals this evening. Travers last night successfully appealed after being distracted by a starting gun mid-race – and was put through to the final.  While Mageean, a European outdoor bronze medal winner, will hope to improve on her showing in the heats where she finished fourth.last_img

Aduana return to the summit

first_imgDaniel Darkwah’s header consigned Tema Youth to yet another defeat and lifted Aduana Stars back to the summit of the Glo Premier League table on Wednesday.Aduana are two points ahead of second-placed team, Medeama and Berekum Chelsea, who drop from the top to third position after they lost heavily, 5-1 to Liberty Professionals.Darkwah scored the winner in the 14th minute at the Agyemang Badu Park to claim all the spoils for the home side.Tema Youth, sitting in the relegation bracket played with lots of determination but could break through the defence of Aduana.last_img read more

Neymar aiming to return to action with Barca on Aug. 18

first_imgNeymar’s injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona on Aug. 18, the Brazil forward said on Thursday.Neymar fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia defender Juan Zuniga in Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.”I am recovering bit by bit from the injury and I will arrive in Barcelona at 100 percent,” Neymar, who is due back at Barca on Aug. 5, told reporters at a promotional event in Japan.”I want to have a good season and I would like to help my team mates get good results,” he added.Barca play Mexican side Leon in the friendly at the Nou Camp on Aug. 18, with the winners awarded a trophy named for the Catalan club’s founder Joan Gamper. They begin their La Liga campaign at home to Elche the following weekend.Barca ended last season without major silverware for the first time in six years and coach Gerardo Martino was sacked and replaced by former Spain and Barca midfielder Luis Enrique.last_img read more

Brock Stewart battered by one rough inning in Dodgers debut

first_imgAfter a fly out, two more hits, including one by Brewers starter Junior Guerra, a walk loaded the bases for Ryan Braun. Braun sent a double off the wall in right-center field for two more runs.Stewart made it through five innings without surrendering any more runs. Braun did hit a two-run home run in the seventh off reliever Chris Hatcher.It didn’t really matter. The Dodgers managed just two hits in the game against Guerra and Brewers reliever Michael Blazek.A 2014 draftee out of Illinois State, Stewart needed just two years to make it to the majors. Guerra took a much more difficult route. The 31-year-old rookie spent eight years in the minors, played in four countries (the U.S., Mexico, Italy and his native Venezuela) and served one PED suspension before debuting briefly with the Chicago White Sox last season.Just four Dodgers reached base in his eight scoreless innings Wednesday, two walks and two hits; a first-inning double by Corey Seager (extending his hit streak to 12 games) and a leadoff single by Yasiel Puig in the fifth. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez wasn’t around for most of it. He was ejected from the game by third-base umpire Dan Bellino after a strikeout in the fourth inning. Gonzalez was unhappy with a checked-swing call that ended Saturday’s loss in Pittsburgh. Bellino made a similar call during Gonzalez’s fourth-inning at-bat Wednesday. When he also swung at a ball in the dirt to strike out, Gonzalez gestured toward Bellino, clearly indicating that he had gone around on that swing (unlike the earlier one) and then waving dismissively toward the umpire. Bellino ejected him at that point.center_img MILWAUKEE >> Four out of Brock Stewart’s five innings in his major-league debut went very well. But things went horribly wrong in the second inning. The Milwaukee Brewers scored five times in the second and went on to beat the Dodgers, 7-0, Wednesday night at Miller Park.Stewart’s rise from Class-A to the majors this season started by striking out the first two big-league hitters he faced and retiring the first four.But Chris Carter’s broken-bat dribbler to the right side of the infield went for a hit with the Dodgers shifted to the left. Aaron Hill followed with a soft single to right and Kirk Nieuwenhuis sliced a 385-foot drive just over the wall in left field for a three-run home run.last_img read more