ICC World Cup Adam Gilchrist predicts his favorites for World Cup 2019

first_img“I always thought once they got their full squad at full strength they were always going to be as competitive as anyone. At the start of last Australia summer you would have said they were a long way off but there was always a lot to happen between then and the start of the World Cup.”The fact that we won five doesn’t guarantee these guys anything. It’s more just the recent results, the momentum that’s been built up and the names that are on the paper. It’s a very, very strong, well balanced team.”And I think a lot of shoots are forming from the seeds of leadership Justin Langer planted as well and I think they’re coming together really nicely.”Regarding England, Gilchrist said they will have to contend with huge expectations as they are a “very, very good one-day team at the moment”.”The expectation on them is going to be huge and they’re a very, very good one-day team at the moment and very composed and balanced,” Gilchrist said.”The hype is going to grow and grow and I’m expecting they’ll get through to the semis but then it’s just a knockout game and that’s the fear isn’t it?”Historically, Australia hasn’t really feared that part of it. Eventually in any tournament you get to the knockout stage and fortunately that’s boded well for us whereas for South Africa and England it hasn’t gone so well.”  Australia: Australian great Adam Gilchrist Tuesday picked his country as favourite to win the World Cup and wondered if home side England and South Africa have it in them to prevail in the knockouts. England are the World No. 1 side and will play the showpiece event on their own shores having struck phenomenal form with the bat that has carried them to 11 straight bilateral ODI series wins.But Gilchrist put his money on Australia to add to their five world titles.At Fox Cricket’s World Cup launch, when asked who will win it, the former keeper-batsman said: “Australia. Certainly on paper they’re as competitive as anyone with the names that are there now and the momentum they built up in the one-day format once they left Australian shores.”Obviously there’s confidence there. I just like what I’m seeing and five out of 12 World Cups have come this way so I can’t see any reason why we can’t win another one. “Australia enter the tournament having won consecutive ODI series away from home, against India and Pakistan, after struggling for a better part of last year in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, who was serving their one-year bans for ball tampering in the infamous Cape Town Test.With both players back, the squad has been strengthened. highlights Adam Gilchrist predicts Australia as favorites for the upcoming World Cup.Australia will play its first game against Afghanistan. Aaron Finch will lead Australia for the first time in ICC event.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fulham submit planning application

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham have submitted an application to Hammersmith & Fulham Council for the redevelopment of the Riverside Stand at Craven Cottage.The project would increase the stadium’s capacity to 30,000, and other proposed developments include opening up the Thames river walk from Hammersmith to Putney for the first time in recent history.Further exhibitions will take place on Wednesday 25 January and Saturday 28 January to showcase the final design submitted and provide feedback from the second consultation.AdChoices广告Related story: Fulham plan to expand Craven Cottage (8 October 2011)last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball’s 2-point guard lineup underwhelms in loss to South Carolina

first_imgNEW YORK — With a revolving door at point guard to begin the game, Syracuse couldn’t establish any stability at a position that gave the Orange just that through its first four games.Jim Boeheim swapped Frank Howard and John Gillon for each other three times in the first four minutes, with the fifth-year senior committing two uncharacteristic turnovers and the sophomore accruing two fouls in a 15-second span before heading to the bench.In four blowout wins to begin the season, Howard and Gillon combined to score more than 20 points per game on better than 56 percent shooting from the field while turning the ball over only 11 times. In the first 20 minutes on Saturday, the pair had as many combined points as turnovers (six), and No. 18 Syracuse (4-1) fell into a hole it couldn’t emerge from in a 64-50 loss to South Carolina (6-0) at the Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon.The second half yielded far more efficient results from the Orange’s floor generals with neither turning the ball over or committing a foul, but a backcourt that often included a rare combination of both Howard and Gillon only mustered seven second-half points as Syracuse’s undefeated start faded.“We didn’t really get penetration from our guards,” Boeheim said. “The best way to do that is to have Johnny and Frank in there at the same time. Against pressure defense, that should be a lineup that works. That partially worked for a little while, but it really wasn’t the answer.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Gamecocks’ stingy man-to-man defense suffocated the point guards atop the key all afternoon. When Gillon tried a one-handed lefty swing pass less than two minutes into the game, P.J. Dozier picked it off and Boeheim summoned Howard from the bench. Not two minutes later, when Howard finally sifted into the lane, he made a layup but was called for a charge.The Orange was often left to swing the ball atop the key, hoping it would catch the Gamecocks on a slow rotation. But South Carolina was quick to shift to whoever had the ball, and only the occasional pump fake gave a Syracuse shooter the space he needed on the perimeter when he couldn’t get anywhere near the basket.“When both of us are in there, we can both attack…he can draw in a defense as well as me,” Howard said. “That’s our job, get in the paint and make a play. For the majority of the game, we didn’t do that.”On a day when SU got virtually nothing on the offensive end from either Dajuan Coleman or Paschal Chukwu, Lydon shifted to center with Syracuse needing an offensive spark and Andrew White moved to small forward. With Tyus Battle only playing 13 minutes, Howard and Gillon were given the keys to ignite any form of life into the Orange offense.Gillon committed five turnovers in the first half but had to play due to Howard’s three fouls. The pair helped spearhead some form of a comeback when Syracuse cut the lead to as few as four in the second half. But aside from Tyler Lydon’s 18 points, Syracuse didn’t get much else, especially from Gillon.Gillon was one of three players averaging in double figures heading into Saturday’s game. He only took one shot, a 3-pointer which he made early in the first half, finishing with a meager three points.“I’m not saying my teammates weren’t passing me the ball, I mean, I gotta find a way to get more shots. That’s on me,” Gillon said. “As a senior leader, I gotta find a way to will us to get over the hump. In games like this, I gotta shoot more than one shot.”A season after having only one option at point guard for the majority of the year, a scorer in Michael Gbinije who was arguably more effective off the ball, the Orange began this season with a two-pronged luxury at the position.But along with Syracuse’s promising beginning to the season, the tandem’s flourishing start came back down to earth.“I think that lineup with us two, it did work to a certain extent,” Gillon said. “But we just have to make more plays and execute.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Video – Watch Tottenham Beat Juventus In Pre-Season Friendly

first_imgVideo Credit: Twitter.comRelatedHighlight – Watch Man City’s Gabriel Jesus Miss Open Goal In Win Over TottenhamJuly 30, 2017In “England”UCL Review: Tottenham In Spirited Comeback At Juventus As Rampant City Close In On Last Eight Spot With Big WinFebruary 13, 2018In “Europe”Video – Watch Liverpool Beat Bayern Munich 3-0 In The Audi CupAugust 2, 2017In “England” Tottenham rounded up their pre-season campaign with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Seria A champions, Juventus.Last season’s Champions League finalist, Juventus, went behind in the 10th minute when Harry Kane headed home Trippier’s pinpoint cross after a well-worked movement from Spurs.What A Great Build Up Leading To Harry Kane’s 10th Minute Goal To Put Spurs Up 1-0 On Juventus! pic.twitter.com/Xk175zX9G4— DMV Soccer (@DMVsoccer96) August 5, 2017Christian Eriksen beautifully rounded Gigi Buffon in the 51st minute to double Spurs lead, connecting to a well threaded Dele Alli’s through ball.A truly beautiful goal from a truly beautiful man. ??⚽️ pic.twitter.com/0jME4x1ySf— KerryCOYS ? (@ElectricEriksen) August 5, 2017However, Spur’s right full back, Kieran Trippier picked up an injury and left the stadium in clutches, casting doubts over his availability for Tottenham’s season opener next week.last_img read more

McBride Racing launches MintBet affiliate platform with Income Access

first_imgShare Lorenzo Pellegrino,Irish betting group McBride Racing Ltd has confirmed that Income Access (Paysafe Group) has become the lead affiliate marketing platform supplier for its new MintBet (MintBet.com) online casino and sportsbook brand.Updating the market, McBride Racing will launch a new MintBet affiliate partner programme this November, utilising Income Access tailored industry marketing software.New online betting brand MintBet was launched at the start of 2017, with McBride Racing securing Ireland and UK gambling licenses for its new property.Detailing its affiliate programme launch, MintBet marketing states that it will scale up marketing activity in 2018, as the brand seeks to expand within the ultra-competitive Irish and UK betting markets.Commenting on marketing initiatives, Thomas McBride, Head of Marketing at MintBet, said: “Income Access’ reputation in the iGaming affiliate marketing technology space is unparalleled, so they were the obvious choice of network provider for driving the launch of our new affiliate programme. The software’s sophisticated reporting functionality and large network of affiliates will provide strong support for enhanced player acquisition.”Lorenzo Pellegrino,  CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, backs MintBet’s market ambitions and initiatives, welcoming the brand to Income Access platform.“We look forward to seeing our affiliate network play an instrumental role in growing the MintBet brand via the affiliate marketing channel. Our technology solutions have a strong track record in expanding innovative sports-betting brands like MintBet into new markets, especially the UK.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Submit Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

See superb goal by Thomas Partey that almost helped Atletico Madrid beat Valencia [VIDEO]

first_imgMidfielder Thomas Partey was on target as Atletico Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw at Valencia on Friday night.Partey was hugely impressive and found the net with a thumping finish but Atletico were left to rue yet another couple of points dropped as they bid to secure a Champions League spot.Marcos Llorente had put Atleti ahead in the 15th minute with a close-range finish but Valencia found an equaliser with five minutes to go in the half, as Gabriel Paulista headed home.Partey then took charge, bossing the midfield as Atletico exerted some pressure on the hosts.He then lit up the Mestalla, picking the ball up in midfield in the 43rd minute, driving forward past a couple of challenges before thumping home a 20-yard effort.It flew past the goalkeeper, who stretched out his hand despairingly to try and save it.The lead was cancelled out by Geoffrey Kondogbia’s second-half strike.The goal was Partey’s second in La Liga and third overall this season, having scored in the Champions League as well.Take a look at Partey’s well-placed strike below:⚽️: Thomas Partey – 43’#Valencia 1×2 #AtleticoMadrid #LaLiga pic.twitter.com/euhGgR6MVn— gols e futebol (@golsefutebol) February 14, 2020last_img read more

Stephen Curry reminds NBA of his unique magnetism in return for Warriors

first_imgThat the Warriors lost 121-113 was of little significance. The result was never the point of Thursday night.Splaaaash.pic.twitter.com/gj5klclc7b— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 6, 2020And the foul.pic.twitter.com/poCYKJjvcj— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 6, 2020SC30 to the rack 💥📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/8G0e25uEg0— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 6, 2020For the rest of the season, Curry will not be close to the top storyline. The Bucks going for 70 wins and the two LA heavyweights vying for Western Conference supremacy will be among the many bigger draws.But each time he steps on floor, each time he hits a string of long-range shots, people will pay attention. His game makes it hard to look away. The remainder of this campaign for the Warriors is clearly about building a foundation for the next. It’s about Curry searching for chemistry with Andrew Wiggins, complementary players searching for a long-term role in San Francisco and an organization searching for its footing after a full-on wipeout. It will not often result in 48 cohesive minutes. It will at many points be weird to watch.At least on Thursday, though, it was a lot of fun. The NBA clearly missed its sharpest shooter. Curry’s presence breathes extra life into the sport even if he is still finding his form and his team is far from contention. His 23-point performance was at times as captivating as ever.MORE: Lakers sign meme machine to bolster benchWith Chase Center (and the basketball world) eager to see him back in top gear, Curry went scoreless in the first quarter, and he didn’t hit his first 3 until 7:40 remained in the second. Then the highlights started to come. He hit a ridiculous heave with the shot clock expiring late in the second period and drained a 3 through contact in the third quarter. He finished a clutch acrobatic layup in the fourth. At this point last year, Stephen Curry was well on his way to a top-five MVP finish and his fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. He was one of the most relevant, popular players in the league, and he had kept that status for quite some time.On Thursday night against the Raptors, in his first game since breaking his hand Oct. 30, Curry scribbled a mere footnote to an NBA season that long ago moved on without him and last-place Golden State. His late-season production — beginning with his return vs. Toronto — will have essentially no effect on championship odds.last_img read more

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reacts to Tom Brady’s departure: ‘I had hoped this day would never come’

first_imgMORE TOM BRADY:Why he left Pats | Bill Belichick’s reactionKraft was the team owner when Brady was selected with the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft, and he said earlier this offseason he hoped Brady would either remain with the Patriots or retire.But Kraft will not get his wish, having spoken with Brady on Monday and being informed of his intentions.”Tommy initiated contact last night and came over,” Kraft explained to ESPN. “We had a positive, respectful discussion. It’s not the way I want it to end, but I want him to do what is in his best personal interest. After 20 years with us, he has earned that right. I love him like a son.” FOREVER A PATRIOT pic.twitter.com/QSBOJBs4uy— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020 Below is Kraft’s complete statement issued Tuesday:”How do I possibly sum up the depth of my gratitude to Tom Brady for what he’s given us these past 20 years, or the sadness I feel knowing it’s ending? I love Tom like a son and I always will. He has brought so much happiness to me personally and to all of our fans. I had hoped this day would never come, but rather that Tom would end his remarkable career in a Patriots uniform after yet another Super Bowl championship. Unfortunately, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement to allow that dream to become a reality. While sad today, the overwhelming feeling I have is appreciation for his countless contributions to our team and community.”When Tom arrived in New England as an unheralded, sixth-round pick, no one could have imagined the fairytale story that would be written, the records that would be broken or the joy he would bring to an entire region. He leaves 20 years later as the winningest quarterback in NFL history with six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles and 17 division championships. He has been an exemplary teammate and leader. There simply will never be another Tom Brady. I now look forward to the day we can bring him back home to New England to celebrate his Patriots career, his endless achievements and his legacy as the greatest of all time. I love him very much.”Brady said he does not “know what my football future holds,” though it is thought the Buccaneers and Chargers will be among those keen to acquire the veteran quarterback in free agency. Robert Kraft on Tuesday revealed his disappointment in Tom Brady’s departure from New England, but the Patriots owner stressed the long-serving quarterback has “earned that right” to decide to move on.Brady, 42, confirmed that his “football journey will take place elsewhere,” bringing an end to a glorious, two-decade run in New England that included six Super Bowl titles.last_img read more

Fans mad as Spurs ‘best friend’ VAR saves them then later denies them vs Foxes

first_imgname a better love story .. spurs & var pic.twitter.com/PrJOlHttdB— Ayamas (@AyamasMerah) September 21, 2019 Best signing we ever made #VAR #COYS— Keiran Pedley (@keiranpedley) September 21, 2019 TOTTENHAM were initially saved by VAR against Leicester – and football fans were quick to point out that it wasn’t the first time.Wilfred Ndid thought he had put Leicester into a 1-0 lead in the early kick-off, before it was correctly ruled out.2 Wilfred Ndid thought he had put Leicester ahead – but it was correctly ruled out for offsideCredit: Getty Images – GettyVAR & Spurs are Bestfriends.— Isiah Madrigal (@Realisiah1) September 21, 2019 Funny how VAR works in Spurs’ favour all the time— Tom (@AFC_Gooner92) September 21, 2019 As many as five Leicester players were in offside positions.But it wasn’t lost on some that Tottenham were again the benefit of video tech – before they missed out through the same system later on.In the 2-2 draw with Manchester City earlier in the season, Gabriel Jesus’ late winner was ruled out and Spurs earned a share of the spoils.Man City fan Paul David wrote: “Do Spurs own VAR”, while Curtis Jones added: “VAR is saving Spurs again”.Isiah Madrigal wrote on Twitter: “VAR & Spurs are best friends.”Another posted: “Name a better love story… Spurs  and VAR.”Even Keiran Pedley admitted that VAR was “the best signing we have ever made” as he celebrated being let off the hook.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerOthers described VAR as being “Spurs’ 12th man” while Arsenal fans were seething that the tech “always seems to work in their favour”.But VAR became their enemy when they denied Serge Aurier a goal to make it 2-0.Heung-min Son was deemed offside by the smallest of margins in the build-up.2 Son was deemed offside by the smallest of margins, denying Spurs a secondOnce its against Spurs VAR will see everything. pic.twitter.com/RTjGqkpYaW— King DND (@lildiology) September 21, 2019last_img read more

Utd and Spurs are biggest laughing stocks with Ole & Poch on track to be axed

first_imgPochettino recognised that he had got pretty much everything out of his players 15 months ago.Remarkably, he was able to squeeze a little bit more from the pulp last term, with that fourth place finish and Champions League Final appearance.But Pochettino saw the dying of the light in Toby Alderweireld two years ago.Was happy to let Danny Rose go for two straight summers.Was waiting for someone to make a bid for Christian Eriksen through June, July and August.And decided something was awry with Jan Vertonghen from the moment he reported back for pre-season training.All of them still at the club and in his first team squad. None of them performing anywhere near the required or expected level.4 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are 12th in the Premier League table after eight gamesCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side can bounce back against WatfordCredit: AFP or licensors The Spurs chairman has been the beneficiary of Pochettino’s handiwork but failed, or was unable, to heed the warnings the Argentine was spelling out for public consumption in the summer of 2018. IT was a weekend which brought the opposite of bragging rights. More like unbragging rights.But there is one thing on which Tottenham and Manchester United fans will be agreed – their teams are BOTH in a mess.4 Manchester United and Spurs both lost their Premier League matches this weekendSpurs’ pitiful capitulation at Brighton, suggesting Mauricio Pochettino’s side had simply not recovered mentally from their mauling by Bayern Munich, was a Saturday lunchtime horror show.There was no impetus, no pressure, no passion, no conviction.It was a throwback to the bad old days, pre-Poch Tottenham.When they were not just “soft Spurs” but “very soft Spurs”.There are big issues, bigger questions, that have to be resolved, with the onus on Daniel Levy to make a decision.center_img It seems abundantly clear that some of Pochettino’s most trusted and long-term troops have stopped listening to his voice.That, or they just cannot play his way any more, drained by four years of intensity.But it is why Levy must make that big call.Either back the manager and allow him to begin the overdue renewal process now, by making big changes and taking the short-term hit, or call a halt to all of it – and watch Pochettino walk into the grateful hands of another club in a matter of weeks.NO HEART OR SOULYet while Spurs are in trouble, United look like a team and a club in complete crisis.Eight points from eight games, already 16 points adrift of Liverpool – who will come calling, ravenous to feed on the United carcase, in the first game after the international break.More worrying, a side that seems to have no heart or soul. That is going through the motions.That level of failure was evident at Newcastle on Sunday, a display that had some United fans genuinely worrying if, like the side that was taken over by Tommy Docherty mid-way through the 1972-73 season, might actually be heading out of the top flight.That seems unlikely. Then  again, the same fears prompted the Chelsea board to sack Jose Mourinho a couple of hours after the Chelsea Christmas party in 2016.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not even get to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Glazers, let alone Christmas, the way things are going.Solskjaer may have had sound reasons for letting Romelu Lukaku go – getting rid of Alexis Sanchez was, despite everything else, a no-brainer – but the failure to get a replacement in first bonkers.Marcus Rashford is clearly struggling for confidence and behind him United looked listless and lightweight, far too easily shoved aside by Newcastle’s Longstaff brothers.4LATEST MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansIf performance is not there, attitude has to be. Both Spurs and United were a million miles off.Both are in trouble, no question.It is hard to believe both Pochettino and Solskjaer will still be in their current jobs by the turn of the year.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says sorry to Man Utd fans after Newcastle losslast_img read more