Barcelona captain Messi: Lyon not the strongest nameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Leo Messi says they cannot underestimate Olympique Lyon.The two teams will meet in the Champions League round of 16.”Lyon was not the strongest name [in the hat], but it will be complicated,” said Messi.”They were equal when they played [Manchester] City; they will be difficult to advance against.”It’s a long way away, a lot of things can happen between now and February.”We don’t know how they’re going to be, how we’re going to be, but we know it’s going to be a complicated game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Mohali: India made 358 for nine against Australia in the fourth One-day International here Sunday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was back amongst the runs with 143 off 115 balls while Rohit Sharma made 95. Brief scores: 358/9 in 50 overs (Dhawan 143, Rohit 95; 5/70 Cummins). Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth ODI against Australia here Sunday. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K L Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal came in for Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together Marcus Stoinis and Jason Behrendorff made way for Ashton Turner and Nathan Lyon in the Australian XI. India lead the five-match series 2-1. Teams: India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. Australia: Aaron Finch(capt), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
Hyderabad: Attacking both the BJP and the Congress, TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned out to be an “utter flop” despite having a complete majority in the Lok Sabha.People had seen the governments of Congress and BJP, but development had not taken place as it should have been, he charged. “Definitely, a good government needs to come if good is to happen in this country. We have seen both parties. We have seen Congress party and also BJP party. People had lot of hopes from Narendra Modi. But, he has also been an utter flop,” Rao said. “Modi ji has been Prime Minister for the last five years with complete majority and complete opportunity. But what (good) happened I am asking,” he said, He also said while Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged TRS was with Modi, the prime minister alleges it was with Congress. But, TRS was not with anyone and was the agent for the people of Telangana, he said. “Telangana people are the bosses for TRS,” he said at election meetings near Andole under Zaheerabad and Narsapur in Medak Lok Sabha constituencies. Noting that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi came up with the slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’ in 1970s, he said her grandson Rahul Gandhi (Congress president) was still talking about eliminating poverty through ‘NYAY’ scheme. “How many decades will these slogans be? How long do people have to witness such drama?… It is the same slogan from grandmother’s time to grandson, how bankrupt is their thinking,” he said. Referring to Modi government’s reported promise to bring back the black money stashed abroad and deposit Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of every citizen in 2014, he alleged that no sincere efforts had been made. Rao urged the people to elect TRS candidates in 16 Lok Sabha seats in the state (leaving Hyderabad represented by AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi) in the coming elections.
Courtesy of FacebookFreshman midfielder Paige Hamilton looks for the ball during a game against New Hampshire, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won, 3-2.Ohio State’s field hockey team finished the Buckeye Classic 1-1.On Friday the team was victorious against Missouri State, 5-1 and on Sunday they took on Bucknell and fell in overtime, 3-2.In Friday’s game, sophomore forward Peanut Johnson recorded her first hat trick of the season, the second time in her career she has achieved the feat.Johnson said the whole team stepped up and that contributed to the win.“We really came together as a team. I don’t think one person tried to do too much,” Johnson said. “We just kind of tried to rely on each other. I think that’s what helped a lot.”Coach Anne Wilkinson said she was impressed with many of the players’ aggressiveness and their abilities to attack the ball on both sides.“I think (senior midfielder Mona Frommhold) really did a great job of keeping the space and the shape of our defense and being able to step up and intercept,” Wilkinson said. “And (senior) Maria Swartz, she was our left back, she must have had at least 12 interceptions out of the back and she was really playing aggressive and stepping up.”Wilkinson said her players were faced with good pressure from the opponents but they were able to execute based on their fundamental skills. She also said they need to work on some more things as well.“I think our stick skills really stood out… our ability to pass the ball and distribute, but we will continue to work on our team speed,” Wilkinson said.Johnson said there are some things the team needs to improve on though.“We just need to keep making sure we keep the work rate up and off ball movement too, like if we lose it we just need to keep hustling back. I think that will win some more games for us,” Johnson said.Senior midfielder and co-captain, Arielle Cowie, said she noticed the team’s endurance was better due to all the practice they put into their fitness last week.“There wasn’t a moment I was really tired and I think we didn’t let the intensity drop,” Cowie said. “We kept the tempo upbeat and it really helped that each and every person was on the same page.”Even though the team fell in overtime again this season, senior midfield and co-captain, Nora Murer, said the squad did a great job together over the weekend.“I think we worked really hard as a team,” Murer said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Syracuse, N.Y., this weekend to play Massachusetts Saturday at 2 p.m. and Syracuse Sunday at 2 p.m.
Ohio State sophomore offensive lineman Thayer Munford (75) prepares for a play in the third quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State sophomore offensive tackle Thayer Munford and junior safety Jordan Fuller will miss spring practice due to injury, as confirmed by an Ohio State spokesman.Munford was a four-star prospect out of high school and played in 13 games this past season, and has played in 25 total throughout his first two years on the offensive line with the Buckeyes.A 2017 third-team All-Big Ten member, Fuller finished the 2018 season with 81 total tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.There is no confirmed information about the extent of the injuries to either player.Ohio State will begin spring practice on Wednesday, with the 2019 Spring Game scheduled for April 13.
Fernandinho reckons that Neymar is progressing well with his recovery from injury and has predicted that the superstar will make a “big difference” for Brazil in the World CupThe Paris Saint-Germain forward has been sidelined since February after undergoing foot surgery, but was included in Tite’s final 23-man squad for Brazil this summer.Fernandinho knows exactly what Neymar is going through right now, having sustained a similar injury of his own, and he feels that the 26-year-old has made good progress and is beginning to regain his confidence.“This kind of injury Neymar had is a little bit difficult, I can tell because I had it too,” said Fernandinho, according to Goal.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“It aches now and then…the process is a little bit complex.“But, when you watch the moves he’s making during the trainings, the way he is training, I see him very well and he’s getting his confidence back, that’s so important. He’s so audacious, trying to dribble the defences, he’s not afraid.“That’s the first step for him to be 100 percent confident again. And we want him to be fully fit as soon as possible, till our first match in the World Cup. I have no doubt he’s a player who will make a big difference for our team.”Brazil will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in this summer’s World Cup.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he ready to make changes after his team labour to a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.The Reds boss bemoans his side’s struggle to maintain their level of intensity during the second half. Klopp named unchanged starting XI for the third consecutive game but has told his fringe players to be primed for action as he prepares to test Liverpool’s squad strength.And he has hinted there could be changes for Saturday’s trip to Leicester City, the last game before the forthcoming international break.“I know how it looks at the moment – we played three times now with the same line-up,” said Klopp, according to Liverpool Echo.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Leicester we will see what we can do and then hopefully they all come back healthy (from the international break).”“But we have to use all of them and we will do. Then the games are really coming, it is an intense time and it looks like ‘How can you leave out him or him or him?”“Don’t forget Divock Origi and Dom Solanke trained really, really good and are not in the squad (on Saturday). That is really hard but they will be used as well and they will have a part to play.”