About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel to bench Vardy for Man City Cup clashby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel is set to omit Jamie Vardy from his line-up for their Carabao Cup quarterfinal tie with Mannchester City.Puel is planning to prioritise Saturday’s Premier League match at Chelsea by making a number of changes to his line-up on Tuesday, including starting Vardy on the bench, even though Leicester are three games from Wembley.Vardy, Leicester’s joint-top scorer with five Premier League goals, has been managing a groin problem but returned to fitness for Saturday’s match at Crystal Palace where he played the full 90 minutes against expectations, says the Daily Mail. Puel has been advised Vardy requires some recuperation and has decided to provide it for the visit of City.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Cannavaro writes off Napoli as title contenderby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabio Cannavaro has wrote off Napoli as a title contender.Cannavaro says Juventus are simply too strong.“It really did seem as if Napoli or Inter could halt the Juventus domination, but the Bianconeri seem intent on marching on regardless,” Cannavaro told Il Mattino.“Juve deserve credit for understanding what to do in certain moments. They signed Cristiano Ronaldo when needing to give confidence and renewed enthusiasm to the squad, stepping up a level in Europe and maintaining the invincible aura in Italy.“The only way Napoli will take the Scudetto off Juventus is by signing Lionel Messi. Either that, or Juve gift it to them.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho releases statement on Benfica moveby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has confirmed he will not return to management with Benfica. The Portuguese was sacked last month as manager of Manchester United.He said: “I have never been into the game of feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal.”I don’t really want to go there but the best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached.”It’s a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you’ve been, but I’m talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else.”I’m not training, I love that I am no longer talked about all the time and the best way to ensure that will remain the case is for me to not talk either.”I want to able to think and prepare for the next step.”
Ex-Real Madrid GM Mijatovic: Zidane doesn’t know what to doby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid GM Pedja Mijatovic has questioned whether Zinedine Zidane is capable of leading the club out of it’s slump.Mijatovic was reacting to their 3-0 Champions League humbling at PSG.He said, “I did not expect such a game. I expected to see another game, I was very confident and I hope that Madrid will present itself in a better way in a competition in which it has made history. “PSG has been better in every way. It is a worry. The season looks like last year.”From minute one, Madrid was not involved in the game. When a team lets you play they all seem like phenomena to you. Madrid has to improve a lot. They have to worry and look for solutions. I don’t see Zidane finding solutions or helping the team to improve.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stoke boss Nathan Jones accepts he’ll likely lose his jobby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStoke City boss Nathan Jones has accepted he will likely lose his job this week.Jones was speaking after the Potters lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town.He admitted: “If I’m not getting the results I expect the inevitable to happen. I’m not concerned. I was concerned after four days of taking the job, but I’m not concerned now.”The league table doesn’t lie after 10 games, we just haven’t been good enough. It’s a wonderful club and the fans and owners have given me lots of patience, but we’ve lost our way and something has to change.”I’ve had nine months to turn things around and, for one reason or another, I’ve not done it. It’s been tough on me and my family, but I just feel sad. It’s a great club but it just hasn’t worked out.”I couldn’t have given it any more, I’ve given it everything I can.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Troy Deeney optimistic about Watford formby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTroy Deeney says that he will be back sooner than expected as he recovers from injury.The Watford skipper is going through recovery from a knee operation, which he underwent in mid-August.He is already running on a treadmill and could be ready for field activities very soon.The striker spoke with the club website about his return date and said: “I know when I’m aiming to be back, it’s not too far away now.”I’m just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are holding me back for my benefit, but when they let me go there will be no stopping me, so they are just trying to rein me in until it’s safe medically and then I’ll be going and pushing myself.”I’m just ready for it. I know what to expect and that I will have to fight for my place. I don’t think there’ll be any playing 45 minutes for the Under-23s first. I’ll be expected to go straight in and I’m ready for everything that is coming.”
Twitter/@6NewsThis season was supposed to be a return to form for the proud Tennessee program. While Georgia was the favorite to win the SEC East, some liked the young, talented Volunteers to take a big leap and challenge the Bulldogs for a spot in the SEC Championship. After rough Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley regimes, Butch Jones looked like the guy to lead the Vols back to national relevance. Instead, Tennessee is 2-3, with brutal losses to Oklahoma, and most recently Arkansas, another disappointing SEC program. The three losses have featured incredibly questionable coaching decisions, and the tide has seemingly turned for head coach Butch Jones.Butch Jones was a darling in Knoxville just three weeks ago, but now some Tennessee fans want to see him gone.To all the people wanting to fire Butch Jones: Charlie Strong will probably be available at the end of the season. #vols— Wesley Mason (@RealWMason) October 4, 2015What’s it like to have all the tools and still fail @UTCoachJones— Will Caffey (@Caffeyteria) October 4, 2015After tonight I am convinced Butch Jones isn’t the man for the job. He can recruit, he can say the right things, but he can’t coach…— Chase Slaven (@chaseslaven7) October 4, 2015Butch Jones has to go. There is no process. There are no bricks. Just mile high piles of cow sh*t— Zach Breazeale (@breazeale31) October 4, 2015Dear diary: today @UTCoachJones was a clown….again, when will he quit?— graeham jones (@JackDaddyJones) October 4, 2015Butch Jones sucks so much at coaching it’s hard to really describe. Recruits, please stop placating him. Dead man walking .— Baltz Vol (@Baltz_Vol) October 4, 2015Lyle @UTCoachJones has had 13+ lead in each of his games and is 2-3. All other Power 5 teams that have led 13+ are 157-5. #Vols #GBO— Matt Broyles (@matt_broyles) October 4, 2015#vfl #vols Here are Butch Jones’ impressive UT wins. pic.twitter.com/FHhBFvyOw7— Charlie Miller (@ChuckInMemphis) October 4, 2015“The magical cure” is taking Butch Jones out into the middle of the desert and leaving him there. kay? Kay.— Sara (@_saral93) October 4, 2015Brick by brick just ain’t cutting it anymore. House is crumbling. Not impressed with Butch Jones. Never should’ve fired Phillip Fulmer.#Vols— Heather☮Brewer (@heatherkayb) October 4, 2015To make matters worse, there are some very nasty rumors out about Jones now. They are completely unverified, but it can’t help the situation. Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, a Tennessee fan, tweeted a link to a post on the VolNation message boards, which includes an absolutely crazy rumor.Butch Jones is Derek Dooley with worse hair.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015You know things are bad for Butch Jones at UT when rumors that he punched offensive lineman Mack Crowder blow up: http://t.co/1p4rENPkTL— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015 I don’t believe Butch Jones punched an offensive lineman because I think he’d swing and miss and blame it on youth.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015Again, these are just rumors, and pretty unbelievable ones at that, but even without them, Jones’ seat seems unbelievably hot after just five weeks.
Benfica attacker Joao Felix is similar to Antoine Griezmann and can play for any team in the world, according to former Portugal and Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago.Joao Felix, 19, is attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United after an impressive season with Benfica, one which made him one of the most coveted teenagers in world football.Tiago, now an assistant coach at Atletico, compared the attacker to the club’s star striker Griezmann and feels it will take an offer of more than €80million to land Joao Felix from his current club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “He could play in any team in the world,” the former Benfica and Chelsea midfielder told El Partidazo de COPE.”I don’t think Benfica will accept selling him for €80m. He’s a player who reminds me a bit of Griezmann.” Rúben Dias, Pizzi, Rafa and João Félix have been named in the @selecaoportugal squad! #WeAreBenfica pic.twitter.com/RWqT2Yrdpb — SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) May 23, 2019 Griezmann has starred at Atletico for five seasons, but announced last month he would be leaving the La Liga club.The France forward is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, although Griezmann refused to reveal any aspect of his future when asked where he may land following Les Bleus’ friendly win over Bolivia on Sunday. Tiago said he expected the 28-year-old to end up at Camp Nou when all is said and done, even after Griezmann turned down a move to the club to remain with Atletico Madrid last summer.”He is a great player and a great team-mate,” he said. “He has always given everything for the club.”We all believe he will play at Barca next season.”Atletico Madrid finished second in La Liga while Barcelona won the title once again.However, the season ended on a sour note for Lionel Messi and co., with the club suffering a shock elimination to Liverpool in the Champions League before falling to Valencia in the Copa del Rey finale.
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Phil Steele’s annual college football preview is regarded as one of the most accurate and in-depth preseason magazines. Media members and fans swear by it.Steele is known for his detailed approach to analyzing each team. He digs into every aspect of a squad, leaving no stone unturned.So it might be a surprise to see a major error on the Florida-centric cover of this year’s preview. Steele’s Florida cover features players from Florida, Florida State, Miami and UCF.Except there’s one problem. McKenzie Milton is listed as playing for UFC, not UCF.Steele tweeted out a picture of the cover today.The Florida Cover. pic.twitter.com/KQpdXjvnct— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) June 4, 2018As you might imagine, there are a lot of unhappy UCF fans in his mentions right now. We can’t really blame them.Steele’s magazine is slated to hit newsstands later this month. The final page went to print on May 29.Last page of the magazine goes to the press on May 29. Official on sale date at newsstands is June 26. Advance orders thru the office https://t.co/YTLyRj5sKV will be mailed priority mail the first full week of June.— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) May 19, 2018We’re not sure if the covers are already all done or if they will be able to correct this mistake. Stay tuned.
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 02: A general view of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With South Carolina and Georgia preparing for an absolute showdown this Saturday, college football fans will have the opportunity to get their first taste of real SEC football in 2018. Although the Gamecocks are clearly underdogs for this upcoming matchup, they gave perfect bulletin board material to the Bulldogs this week.Facing another ranked opponent provides enough motivation in itself, but South Carolina star Deebo Samuel decided to pour gasoline on the fire with his latest comments. When asked about his potential clash with Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, Samuel decided to reignite their rivalry.Instead of actually talking about his opponent, Samuel answered with a simple jab, saying “Who?”???? pic.twitter.com/SfhJedV7Zy— Bryce Dixon (@dixonbryce) September 5, 2018Samuel’s production on the field certainly allows him to trash talk, as the talented wideout opened the season with seven receptions for 56 receiving yards and a touchdown. Nonetheless, it’s extremely hard to ignore his competition across the field in Baker.The All-SEC cornerback passed up on the chance to enter the NFL after his junior season, which means he’s determined to finish strong at Georgia. At this point in the year, Baker is projected to be an early first-round selection.If he wasn’t already prepared to shutdown Samuel on Saturday, then this latest dig will certainly have him ready for action.Deebo Samuels when asked about Deandre Baker:“Who?”South Carolina has It coming. Ask every team that trash talked Georgia last year.Keep talking.— blakejmorgan (@blakejmorgann) September 5, 2018Georgia and South Carolina will feature tons of premier talent, but none will standout more than Samuel and Baker.
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: Head coach Scott Frost of the UCF Knights walks up to the stadium with his team before pregame of the 2017 AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Nebraska football started the year, and the Scott Frost era, with a six-game losing streak.Right in the middle of that run was a 56-10 drubbing in Ann Arbor, at the hands of Big Ten favorite Michigan.The schedule was never going to be kind to Nebraska. The Huskers had Michigan, followed by tough Purdue, Wisconsin, and Northwestern teams, all of which are vying to win the Big Ten West.Things are starting to get rolling now, though. Frost’s club has won two straight, blowing out Minnesota and FCS club Bethune-Cookman. Now, the Huskers head to Ohio State.Back when the trip to Ann Arbor rolled around, Frost admits that he doesn’t know if his team truly believes it could win. Now, ahead of a trip to Columbus, he thinks that there is far more belief in his locker room.Scott Frost discussed the change in the Nebraska football team’s mindset between mid-September and now.From the Omaha World-Herald:“When we went up to Ann Arbor, I’m not sure the team thought they could win,” Frost said following Thursday’s practice. “I think they wanted to, but I’m not sure deep down if some of the guys thought they could win. I think we have a team that’s going up there thinking we got a chance if we play well. That’s a big change in improvement.”Former Buckeyes quarterback Kirk Herbstreit buys into Nebraska being much improved. He thinks Ohio State’s somewhat shaky defense will “have its hands full” with the Huskers’ offense.Ohio State is an 18.5-point favorite in the game at most online sportsbooks, after opening at -22.5, according to OddsShark.[Omaha World-Herald]
LUBBOCK, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury (center) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts on the sidelines against the TCU Horned Frogs on September 26, 2015 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. TCU won the game 55-52. Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Kliff Kingsbury is in his sixth year at Texas Tech, and while his teams have been competitive, the Red Raiders have yet to post a winning record in the Big 12 during his tenure. One reporter thinks the Kingsbury era could be coming to an end.Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that he’ll be “very surprised” if Kingsbury keeps his job after this season. Bohls also claims to know who the program will look to if it decides to make a change.Bohls says the Red Raiders would “look seriously” at Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables.Venables is one of the top-paid assistant coaches in the country. He’s been with the Tigers since 2012, coming over from Oklahoma.I’ll be very surprised if Kliff Kingsbury survives this season at Texas Tech. Source tells me if he’s fired, Tech will look seriously at Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables.— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) November 22, 2018Of course, there’s no guarantee that Venables would be interested in the job, if it became available. Surely, he’ll be asked about it this week.Kingsbury, in his six years, has a 35-39 record with the Red Raiders. This year, the squad is 5-6 in need of a victory against Baylor to reach a bowl game.It’s going to be an interesting Saturday in Lubbock.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)UCF star quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered one of the worst injuries of the college football season last week. Here’s the latest on the status of the Knights’ star QB.Milton, who has been one of the top quarterbacks in the country over the last two seasons, had to undergo emergency surgery on his leg.The full extent of Milton’s injury hasn’t been released at the request of his family, however new details on his status emerged today.Thankfully, they’re promising.From ESPN:UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton told a teammate he was able to walk over the weekend for the first time since suffering a devastating knee injury against South Florida last Friday.Milton remains hospitalized at Tampa General, though coach Josh Heupel and teammates have been to visit. Milton took a helmet to his right knee on a scramble during UCF’s 38-10 win, and his leg bent at an awkward angle. He underwent surgery on Saturday.Teammate Jordan Johnson, one of Milton’s best friends, said in an interview Monday that he spoke with Milton over the weekend on FaceTime and that Milton had walked for the first time since his surgery.UCF’s head coach, Josh Heupel, said his quarterback has been up-lifting.“The first thing he asked about before I even got up there was the game. He wanted to know what the final of the game was. Then you talk to him, and his next thought is turning to this ball game and his teammates. He cares deeply about what he and the team’s put into this season, expects us to go out and play in a great way. His thoughts will be with us on game day certainly,” he said.Our thoughts are with McKenzie and his family as he continues to recover.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a second quarter touchdown pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Clemson’s star freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, had one question following his team’s dominant win over Notre Dame tonight.Where’s the confetti?Lawrence, a first-year quarterback, was playing in his first college football bowl game. He expected there to be some confetti pouring down onto the field after his team’s big win over the Fighting Irish.“Where’s the confetti?! I thought it was a bowl game?” Lawrence questioned live on ESPN following the game.I mean, Trevor Lawrence has a point. Clemson won a bowl game… right? No confetti?— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) December 30, 2018The confetti can wait for next week, apparently.Clemson has moved on to the national title game, where it’ll face the winner of the Alabama-Oklahoma game.If Lawrence plays in that game like he did tonight, the Tigers will have a real chance at giving Dabo Swinney his second national championship.Clemson is expected to enter its contest against Alabama as a 7-point underdog (or a favorite if the opponent is Oklahoma).
Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon wonders if the Taggart era is already “falling apart.”Poor on-field results. Frustrating recruiting. Inconsistent culture. Those concerns amount to one enormous problem.And if the Seminoles struggle in 2019 with a favorable schedule to buoy them, Taggart’s tenure may quickly become a nightmare.Francois’ dismissal has left FSU with one scholarship QB, James Blackman, expected to be eligible next season. Louisville transfer Jordan Travis would need a waiver approved, and that seems unlikely at best. The current backup is walk-on Nolan McDonald.It’s a fair question. There aren’t many major college football programs with more questions right now than Florida State.Taggart needs to get things going – and quickly.Florida State opens the 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Boise State. TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Few, if any, major college football programs had a more disappointing 2018 season than Florida State. The Seminoles, in Year 1 of the Willie Taggart era, went 5-7 and missed a bowl game.Florida State entered the 2018 season with some serious optimism, as the Seminoles were ranked fairly highly in the preseason top 25 polls.Things fell apart quickly, though, as FSU was blown out by Virginia Tech in Week 1 on national television.Florida State will enter the 2019 season with some higher hopes, but there’s still a ton of skepticism about Taggart and the future of the Seminoles’ program.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Beaver Stadium during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 25, 2014 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)With the upcoming season less than two months away, Penn State running back CJ Holmes is embracing a change to his position. It wouldn’t be the first time that he experienced something completely different in his collegiate career.Holmes began his career at Notre Dame before getting dismissed. In his first year of college football, the former four-star tailback had eight carries for 32 rushing yards.After his time with the Fighting Irish came to an end, Holmes joined Penn State as a walk-on.The Nittany Lions already have plenty of options in their backfield, which could leave minimal snaps for Holmes. Instead of staying in a crowded backfield, he’ll try to help Penn State on the other side of the football. On Tuesday, the Nittany Lions revealed that Holmes will be a safety for the upcoming season. This position change was in the works throughout spring camp.Switching from running back to safety might sound unnatural, but scouting reports on Holmes have always spoke highly of his ability to play multiple positions.From 247Sports:“Defensively, Holmes can play safety and has the speed to cover to the sidelines, and he play physical in the running game. He also will come up and take on a block and make a tackle. … He is long and he changes direction well. He is instinctual in the running game and he has the athleticism and speed to cover.”Penn State only has one returning starter at safety, which means plenty of opportunities should be available for Holmes.It’ll be interesting to see how Holmes handles the position change this fall.[247Sports]
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu begins hunger strike against Centre in DelhiAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat before heading to Andhra Pradesh Bhavan to observe the fast.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 09:00 IST The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has participated in ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ in 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh so far. (Photo: ANI)Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu began a day-long fast in the national capital on Monday to demand special status for the state. He will also urge the centre to fulfil promises made when Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.The chief minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat before heading to Andhra Pradesh Bhavan to observe the fast.NAIDU PROTEST TODAYThe Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief will submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind on February 12.Naidu is likley to be joined by his cabinet colleagues, MPs, state legislators, and leaders of students and employees groups and mass organisations.Several leaders of different political parties including the Congress, AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, NCP president Sharad Pawar and former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah are likely to attend the protest and express their solidarity with Naidu.A large number of protesters from Andhra Pradesh has already reached the national capital. The state government hired two special trains to ferry people to Delhi.Thousands of people thronged the main roads of Vijayawada and Guntur from the airport and staged protests sporting black dresses and empty black pots. People were also seen waving placards of Modi go back.The chief minister has participated in ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ in 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh so far.ALSO READ | Modi and Naidu trade barbs at Andhra rallies, protest in Delhi todayALSO READ | Chandrababu Naidu to sit on fast in Delhi today seeking special category status for Andhra PradeshALSO WATCH | Chandrababu Naidu ups the ante against Central GovernmentadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud seeks France return to boost game timeOlivier Giroud, is hoping to get a starting role with France as he has not started a Premier League game for Chelsea since the club signed Gonzalo Higuain.advertisement Next Reuters LondonMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 10:42 IST Olivier Giroud is top scorer of UEFA Europa League this season with nine goals in nine appearances (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOlivier Giroud hasn’t started in the Premier League since Gonzalo Higuain’s transferGiroud though has been preffered in the UEFA Europa League by the Chelsea managerGiroud has attracted interest from Olympique Lyonnais according to reports in FranceChelsea striker Olivier Giroud wants to move back to France when his contract expires at the end of the season after growing frustrated by a lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.Giroud has not started a Premier League game for Chelsea since the club signed Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain in January.”The future may be hectic this summer,” Giroud told French radio station RTL. “I’m not afraid to go down a level to have more playing time. It could be I end my career in France.”The striker, who won the World Cup with France last year, scored 33 goals in 73 league appearances for Montpellier before moving to Arsenal in 2012, and has attracted interest from Olympique Lyonnais, according to reports in the French media.The 32-year-old has been used mainly in the Europa League by Sarri and is the competition’s top scorer this season with nine goals in nine appearances, but does not believe he can force his way into the Italian coach’s Premier League plans.”Today, I have the impression there’s clearly no competition (for places in attack) since January. It’s like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League,” Giroud added.”I try to do what it takes to be as effective and as important as I can for the team.”Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League, three points below the fourth and final Champions League qualification place currently occupied by Arsenal.Sarri’s side could also secure Champions League football for next season by winning the Europa League, where they face Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals.advertisementAlso Read | New-look Germany make promising start with Serbia drawFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow ChelseaFollow Olivier GiroudFollow FranceFollow Gonzalo Higuain
India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 12:17 IST KXIP vs MI IPL 2019 Broadcast Channels List (BCCI Photo)R Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab is looking for a revival after losing their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders.Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians are on a high after winning the last-ball nail biter against Royal challengers Bangalore on Thursday and they would look to continue the same form agaisnt Punjab.After beating Rajasthan Royals on the road in their opening fixture, a game infamous for Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ Jos Buttler, Kings XI lost by 28 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.Punjab can draw heart from David Miller and Mayank Agarwal scoring half centuries in the last game, with Shami bowling really fast and exceedingly well.The Chris Gayle factor is always there and though the Jamaican did not get as many runs as the team would have liked in the last game, the left-hander is always a threat to any opposition and can single-handedly win games.#SaddaAkhada is #VIVOIPL 2019 ready! Are you? #SaddaPunjab #KXIPvMI pic.twitter.com/5pAar2emvMKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 29, 2019Coming to Mumbai, the Rohit Sharma led side won a last-ball cliffhanger against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday night, a game marred by Lasith Malinga escaping a big last-ball no ball which the umpire missed.RCB and India skipper Virat Kohli termed the incident as “ridiculous”, saying this isn’t club cricket. But Mumbai would, nonetheless, take heart from the victory and look to continue their winning run against Punjab.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on?advertisementAll IPL 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali from 4 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI?Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper).Also Read | You destroyed my day David: Sanju Samson tells Warner after SRH thrash RRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Pizza delivery guy halts play between SRH and RR in HyderabadAlso Read | Trent Boult on Mankading incident: We should play in the right spiritFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow kxip vs mi broadcasting channelsFollow KXIP vs MIFollow Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabFollow kxip vs mi broadcast tv channel IPL 2019 Broadcast Channels List: How, Where to watch KXIP vs MI Live StreamingKXIP vs MI IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: In Match 9, Kings XI Punjab would look to take advantage of the home ground as they host Mumbai Indians at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday.advertisement