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21 Feb 19
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Manchester City's quest for the quadruple continues on Sunday at Wembley as Pep Guardiola's side take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. Despite victory, Pep Guardiola does not believe his Manchester City side are ready to fight for Champions League honours. 10-man Manchester City left Germany with a 3-2 victory over Schalke, while Atletico […]

21 Feb 19
INDIA NEWS

Australia’s top-order batsman Usman Khawaja believes adaptability is going to be the key during their limited-over series against India and said they would look to draw from their past experience of playing in the country. from Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more https://ift.tt/2EbOM5R

21 Feb 19
INDIA NEWS

Former skipper Sourav Ganguly described India as favourites to lift the World Cup, saying the team is in best possible shape to win the quadrennial event which gets underway at England on May 30. from Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more https://ift.tt/2STl3J0

21 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Rio Ferdinand has recalled the moment he and his Manchester United team-mates realised Manchester City were there for the long haul. City were purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in August 2008 and what followed was a flurry of bids for high-profile players. Rio Ferdinand has spoken about Manchester City’s sustained success They broke the British transfer record when they signed Robinho for £32.5million. In the decade that followed they have won the Premier League three times and continue to set new standards under manager Pep Guardiola. Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “I thought it was going to be a fly by. They had an owner who came before, that didn’t end too well. “Did Robinho come at this stage as well? You think that’s going to be their great big signing. Then all of a sudden they sign Tevez as well. That was when you started to think ‘hold on a minute’. And then Yaya came, David Silva. "I was sitting there with Giggsy and the guys thinking 'this is going to be serious, they aren't going away.'" A fascinating chat on how Man City grew into the club they are now, with players from both the red and blue side of the city… pic.twitter.com/sUwv9foVEd — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2019 “We were sitting there – me, Gary Neville, Giggsy, the guys – this is going to be serious, these guys are not going away in two or three years’ time – they’re here for the long haul and they’ve put their forks in the ground and they’re starting to build for the future.” Owen Hargreaves joined United in 2007 and won the Premier League and Champions League in his first season at the club. Manchester City have won the Premier League three times in the last decade After an injury plagued four seasons he crossed the divide and joined City in 2011 for one season, but only played four times. Hargreaves said Sir Alex Ferguson knew what was coming from the blue half of Manchester. “Sir Alex – he knew they were going to be virtually impossible to stop,” the former midfielder explained. He knew this blue wave was coming. They’ve set the tone for everyone else in this league and now it’s catch up because City are that far ahead.” [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Joleon Lescott, who was also speaking on BT Sport, said claims that players only joined City for money gave them added motivation to succeed. Lescott, who joined City from Everton in 2009, said: “That extra motivation of people – players, fans, pundits – only assuming we went there for money. No one assumed we went there to win the title.”
21 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
JUVENTUS could steal Zinedine Zidane from right under Chelsea’s noses – but which club would the French manager be better of at? The former Real Madrid boss has emerged as an early favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge if Maurizio Sarri is sacked but he could favour a move back to the Italian giants. Zinedine Zidane is keen on Chelsea job if they can match his ambition Loyalty of the board – Juventus Trigger-happy Blues owner Roman Abramovich has dismissed nine managers since taking over Chelsea in 2003 with Sarri the latest manager to be left on the brink. Regardless of the name value, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho both found out that the Russian Billionaire has no hesitation in dismissing under-performing bosses. Zidane would be expected to build a squad capable of making a serious title challenge as well as making a mark in the Champions League or face the sack. Meanwhile, since Andrea Agnelli was appointed Juventus chairman in 2010, two managers in Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri have had reigns of three years or more in charge. Popularity with fans – Juventus While Zidane has no personal connection to Chelsea, news of his appointment is likely to be lauded among the Stamford Bridge faithful. Blues fans have become increasingly frustrated with the so-called “Sarriball” and although Zizou himself admitted he wasn’t known for his tactics, he is a serial winner. However, Zidane is already a club legend at Juventus who would welcome him back to the Allianz Stadium instantly with open arms. The Frenchman made 209 appearances for the Old Lady in the late 1990s and won the Ballon d’Or in 1998 while playing his trade in Italy. Zinedine Zidane made over 150 appearances for Juventus as a player Potential to invest – Chelsea Juventus are usually known for their shrewdness in the transfer market and have already spent huge last summer on Joao Cancelo and Zidane’s former star, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Italian giants have already signed Aaron Ramsey on a free and would be unlikely to spend heavily again on others should Zidane return to the Old Lady. On the other hand, SunSport revealed that Zidane would take the Chelsea job if they included a £200million transfer kitty plus funds from any sales of current players. We have already looked at how Zidane’s Chelsea team could look including Inter Milan’s wantaway striker Mauro Icardi and former Real Madrid favourite Isco. Impossible task factor – Chelsea The former Real Madrid boss’ task at both clubs would be almost the same however accomplishing them may be slightly easier at Juventus. The Italian club has won the last seven Serie A titles and are on course for number eight this season but Allegri has come under fire for Juventus’s performance in Europe. Zidane’s quest for the Premier League might be aided if Sarri fails to steer the Blues back into the Champions League however such a move might prevent future signings from joining the club. The Frenchman led Madrid to a record three Champions League’s in a row and both boards would be hopeful he could translate that success at his new club. Settling in – Juventus As mentioned, Zidane spent five years in Italy at Juventus and should have no problem settling back in at the club where he remains a firm fan favourite. The former French international was reportedly close to joining the Serie A leaders as a consultant for the Director of Football in October. Zidane would also be reuniting with Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he had a close relationship during their time together in Spain. He may be aided by the massive French community in London should he opt for Chelsea but Zidane still remains unfamiliar with life in England or experience in the Premier League. Zidane was first linked with a move to England as the new Manchester United manager [article-rail-section title=”Most Read in Football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Conclusion On paper, the logical move for Zidane seems to be returning to Juventus, the club he enjoyed great success with as a player. The Frenchman is still beloved by fans, his astonishing trophy record as a manager would likely continue and he would have the backing of the board. Despite this, the Juventus move could be seen as too safe for Zidane who may prefer the excitement and challenge of rebuilding Chelsea as a domestic and European powerhouse. At Stamford Bridge, Zidane would be afforded greater funds to overhaul the squad and as a serial winner, Zizou would fully understand the demands of success in England. [bc_video video_id=”6005175293001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea could miss out on Zinedine Zidane as he is keeping an eye on the managerial situation at former club Juventus”]
21 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
JUVENTUS could steal Zinedine Zidane from right under Chelsea’s noses – but which club would the French manager be better of at? The former Real Madrid boss has emerged as an early favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge if Maurizio Sarri is sacked but he could favour a move back to the Italian giants. Zinedine Zidane is keen on Chelsea job if they can match his ambition Loyalty of the board – Juventus Trigger-happy Blues owner Roman Abramovich has dismissed nine managers since taking over Chelsea in 2003 with Sarri the latest manager to be left on the brink. Regardless of the name value, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho both found out that the Russian Billionaire has no hesitation in dismissing under-performing bosses. Zidane would be expected to build a squad capable of making a serious title challenge as well as making a mark in the Champions League or face the sack. Meanwhile, since Andrea Agnelli was appointed Juventus chairman in 2010, two managers in Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri have had reigns of three years or more in charge. Popularity with fans – Juventus While Zidane has no personal connection to Chelsea, news of his appointment is likely to be lauded among the Stamford Bridge faithful. Blues fans have become increasingly frustrated with the so-called “Sarriball” and although Zizou himself admitted he wasn’t known for his tactics, he is a serial winner. However, Zidane is already a club legend at Juventus who would welcome him back to the Allianz Stadium instantly with open arms. The Frenchman made 209 appearances for the Old Lady in the late 1990s and won the Ballon d’Or in 1998 while playing his trade in Italy. Zinedine Zidane made over 150 appearances for Juventus as a player Potential to invest – Chelsea Juventus are usually known for their shrewdness in the transfer market and have already spent huge last summer on Joao Cancelo and Zidane’s former star, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Italian giants have already signed Aaron Ramsey on a free and would be unlikely to spend heavily again on others should Zidane return to the Old Lady. On the other hand, SunSport revealed that Zidane would take the Chelsea job if they included a £200million transfer kitty plus funds from any sales of current players. We have already looked at how Zidane’s Chelsea team could look including Inter Milan’s wantaway striker Mauro Icardi and former Real Madrid favourite Isco. Impossible task factor – Chelsea The former Real Madrid boss’ task at both clubs would be almost the same however accomplishing them may be slightly easier at Juventus. The Italian club has won the last seven Serie A titles and are on course for number eight this season but Allegri has come under fire for Juventus’s performance in Europe. Zidane’s quest for the Premier League might be aided if Sarri fails to steer the Blues back into the Champions League however such a move might prevent future signings from joining the club. The Frenchman led Madrid to a record three Champions League’s in a row and both boards would be hopeful he could translate that success at his new club. Settling in – Juventus As mentioned, Zidane spent five years in Italy at Juventus and should have no problem settling back in at the club where he remains a firm fan favourite. The former French international was reportedly close to joining the Serie A leaders as a consultant for the Director of Football in October. Zidane would also be reuniting with Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he had a close relationship during their time together in Spain. He may be aided by the massive French community in London should he opt for Chelsea but Zidane still remains unfamiliar with life in England or experience in the Premier League. Zidane was first linked with a move to England as the new Manchester United manager [article-rail-section title=”Most Read in Football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Conclusion On paper, the logical move for Zidane seems to be returning to Juventus, the club he enjoyed great success with as a player. The Frenchman is still beloved by fans, his astonishing trophy record as a manager would likely continue and he would have the backing of the board. Despite this, the Juventus move could be seen as too safe for Zidane who may prefer the excitement and challenge of rebuilding Chelsea as a domestic and European powerhouse. At Stamford Bridge, Zidane would be afforded greater funds to overhaul the squad and as a serial winner, Zizou would fully understand the demands of success in England. [bc_video video_id=”6005175293001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea could miss out on Zinedine Zidane as he is keeping an eye on the managerial situation at former club Juventus”]
21 Feb 19
High Velocity Sport

Diego Simeone reveals motivation behind viral Atleti vs Juve celebration https://ift.tt/2Sh57eg Simeone provides explanation Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has revealed the motivation behind his viral celebration during the Champions League clash with Juventus. There was a lot to talk about the game for several different reasons. VAR was one of the biggest talking points […]

21 Feb 19
Zone Coverage

Hey, thanks for joining us for another spirited edition of the #AskBW mailbag. Let’s dive right in: TWITTER Odds that the Twins front office "shot" at a top free agent is going to be Arenado? Moving Sano to 1st base. — Dave Barton (@dj11barton) February 21, 2019 I lean toward no because I think the […]

21 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
STEVE CLARKE and Kris Boyd will join forces to speak to the media tomorrow in the wake of separate incidents of sectarian abuse. The Kilmarnock gaffer last night slammed the Rangers fans who called him ‘a Fenian b*****d’ near the end of his side’s Scottish Cup replay lost. Both men have hit out at sectarian abuse this week His post-match outburst came just days after SunSport columnist Boyd hit out at some Celtic supporters for abusing him at Rugby Park with chants of ‘fat orange b*****d’. Friday’s press conference will take place at 9.30am. Killie today backed their manager in a statement after his shock blast. They said: “The board’s position is that they and everyone at the club are fully behind Steve in condemning sectarianism in all its forms. Boyd and Clarke will address media at Rugby Park tomorrow “There is no place for sectarianism in football or society.” The SFA have revealed they are in talks with the government and police to come up with a plan to stamp out unacceptable conduct in Scottish football. [article-rail-section title=”Most Read” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Gers boss Steven Gerrard today supported his club’s statement following Clarke’s comments. The Light Blues said: “Rangers Football Club wishes to make it clear unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated at Ibrox. ‘THERE ISN’T A MALICE TO IT’ Rangers fan tells Jim White being ’90-minute bigot’ is ACCEPTABLE “Everything possible will continue to be done to eradicate this kind of behaviour.” The Killie manager’s son John also had his say on the issue, saying sectarianism was “accepted as the norm” in Scotland. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6003382983001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Celtic fans join little boy in singing vile sectarian song about Rangers kit-man Jimmy Bell”]
21 Feb 19
Latest Football News

Mauricio Pochettino speaks about Harry Kane's recovery from injury, but stresses he's not ahead of schedule just yet. Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. The FC panel answer your tweets on Tottenham's trophy chances this season, where Mauricio Pochettino […]

21 Feb 19
INDIA NEWS

The iconic Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square here was transformed into the middle stump of a giant set of wickets for the launch of a UK-wide Trophy Tour of the Cricket World Cup which gets underway on May 30. from Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more https://ift.tt/2VaZgZM

21 Feb 19
TODAY NEWS

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21 Feb 19
talkSPORT
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will not let Harry Kane’s desire to play against Burnley influence his decision on whether or not to pick the striker. The England captain has returned to training following an ankle injury which has kept him out of his club’s last seven games and could be back in the side for Saturday lunchtime’s Premier League clash at Turf Moor. 👀#COYS pic.twitter.com/WSf2f1RlpI — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 20, 2019 It will complete a rapid recovery by Kane, who was initially expected to be out until the middle of March, and he believes he is ready to start. But Pochettino will not allow his judgement to be swayed by Kane’s opinion. “I don’t care if he wants to play or not,” he said. “I’ll decide with my coaching staff and the doctor and sports science staff. “Every player that came from an injury or illness, it’s about the structure, when he’s possible to play or not. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “If you ask him 10 days ago he was ready to play! But the last word is always myself. I take the risk, the decision for the team.” Considering he was originally expected to be out for another few weeks, the prospect of having the England captain back for heavyweight clashes against Chelsea, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the next fortnight is a major boost for Spurs. Kane has a history of shaking off injuries quicker than first thought and Pochettino has described him as an “animal”. Kane is back in training “He’s not ahead of schedule but everyone knows that Harry is an animal, he wants to be ready as soon as possible,” the Argentine added. “He made everything to try to recover and of course the injury that he suffered is tough to recover from but it’s more the possibility that when you push you push. “In some injuries, you cannot push too much, because you need to be careful. An ankle injury has sidelined Kane “When it’s a massive injury it’s completely different. We’re so happy that in the last 10 days he was fantastic, back in training again, and he can be available again. “It’s going to be a massive impact for everyone.” That leaves only Dele Alli in the treatment room as the England international continues to come back from a hamstring injury. Dele Alli joined Harry Kane on the treatment table Pochettino put a one to two week timescale on a possible return, which could see him back for the Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Borussia Dortmund on March 5. “His progression is good,” Pochettino added. “We’re happy. But it’s a massive injury, it’s different how we assess and how we follow and care for him. “But he’s in the last part of his recovery but we’ll see as soon as possible if he can be available to be involved with the team. Pochettino will not let Kane decide whether he is ready to start “It’s difficult to know when – maybe one week, 10 days, two weeks. It depends on now. “He’s in a key part, maybe the last part of his recovery and that is a key part and we can’t know if it will be one week, 10 days or two weeks, we’re going to assess him day-by-day.”
21 Feb 19
INDIA NEWS

Lt General Ravi Thodge, who has been appointed as third member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the BCCI, on Thursday said he is looking forward to his maiden stint in sports administration. from Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more https://ift.tt/2tuD9Sm