Cricket News New Zealand Pacer Lockie Ferguson Isolated Over Coronavirus Fears

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgNew Delhi: After Kane Richardson, it is the turn of Lockie Ferguson to be isolated over fears of the Coronavirus pandemic. The New Zealand pacer has been kept in isolation for 24 hours after he complained of a sore throat following the team’s 71-run loss against Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground which was played without any spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans have been barred from the three-game series in Sydney and Hobart to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has forced a swathe of sporting events behind closed doors. The second match is on Sunday at the same venue.In a statement by New Zealand Cricket, it mentioned, “In accordance with recommended health protocols, Lockie Ferguson has been placed in isolation at the team hotel for the next 24 hrs after reporting a sore throat at the end of the first ODI. Once the test results are received and diagnosed, his return to the team can be determined.”  Kane Richardson was cleared of the coronavirus late on Friday night but his availability for the remainder of the series is still under doubt. Ferguson, on the other hand, will miss the second ODI and his availability for the third ODI in Hobart, if it takes place, will be monitored accordingly.Coronavirus Impact On SportsThe Coronavirus pandemic has absolutely devastated the sporting calendar. All major football tournaments, including the Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League have been postponed till April 3 while cricket is no exception. The Indian Premier League was postponed to April 15 while the India vs South Africa ODI series was rescheduled to a later date in the wake of the coronavirus. England’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka has also been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic while Australia’s return series against New Zealand is also in doubt.Lockie Ferguson made a comeback to the New Zealand team after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the whole tour against India. (Image credit: Getty Images)In a circular issued by the Delhi government, it stated that, “All sports gatherings (including IPL), conferences, seminars beyond 200 people are prohibited in NCT of Delhi for the purpose of prevention and control of the outbreak of epidemic disease namely COVID-19.” A closed-door IPL seems like a real possibility now but even a postponement cannot be ruled out given that 60-odd overseas recruits won’t be available to ply their trade, at least in the intial stages of the event starting March 29 in Mumbai.Also Read | England Tour Of Sri Lanka Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, No Annoucement Of Future DatesFor the first time in recent memory, India has suspended all visas. There are a few exceptions. Officials from the United Nations, the WHO and other diplomats will continue to get the Indian visas. The traffic on the international land borders have also been restricted. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Serena Williams coach confident she’ll play the French Open

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgPARIS (Reuters) – Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou said he was confident that the 23-time grand slam singles champion would take part in the French Open this month.The 36-year-old Williams, who has not played on clay this season, withdrew from the Madrid and Rome tournaments because she was not ready to compete.“Serena will play the French Open to win it. Can she do it? Serena can achieve anything – after being her coach for six years, I’m even more sure of that statement,” Mouratoglou said in an interview with tour organisers WTA on Monday. The Frenchman, however, admitted she returned too soon after her pregnancy, which resulted in early exits in Indian Wells and Miami in March.“After her pregnancy, Serena had to rebuild her body. When she arrived at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, around April 30, we realised that she was not ready yet,” said Mouratoglou.“The time she lost after the delivery, with all the medical issues she had to go through, was missing.” The French Open starts on May 27.last_img read more


Benitez a contender for Manchester City manager’s job – report

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgRafael Benitez is in the frame to take over as Manchester City manager, according to the Sunday People.It is claimed City want Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to replace Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium but that Chelsea interim manager Benitez is also being considered.Sources close to Benitez are said to have suggested that Benitez is desperate to land the job.AdChoices广告There is yet more speculation about whether Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid and rejoin Chelsea.The Daily Star Sunday say he will only be tempted to return to Stamford Bridge if the Blues qualify for next season’s Champions League.There is also speculation about a possible return to the England side for John Terry following reports the Chelsea captain could come out of international retirement.The Sunday Telegraph suggest he will be snubbed by England boss Roy Hodgson, while The Observer also say he is unlikely to be recalled.And the Mail on Sunday say Terry faces being banned from playing for England if he goes through with his apparent bid to return to the national team.Meanwhile, The Sun on Sunday claim Chelsea and Manchester City have been put on alert after Santos star Neymar rejected a new contract.It now seems the 21-year-old, who is apparently rated at £32m, may be put up for sale.Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues is quoted as saying: “We’ve spoken with Neymar’s father, who is also his agent.“Our intention has been for him to stay beyond 2014. But he thinks his time at Santos and in Brazil is at an end.“Now’s the time for the speculation to start and for offers to come in. If they arrive, both Neymar and ourselves will have decisions to make.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Guardiola: Manchester City deserves an apology after the CAS verdict

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team deserved an apology after the CAS arbitration lifted its two-year ban on UEFA European Cups. The Spanish pilot described the verdict as a good day for football. According to Guardiola, speculation that he violated financial fair play damaged the club’s reputation. And he also opposed the comments of other Premier League coaches José Mourinh and Jürgen Klopp.Tottenham manager Mourinho called the decision of CAS to impose a fine of ten million euros (approximately 267 million crowns) on the City for non-cooperation in the investigation as shameful.“Maybe. The money thing, maybe.” Guardiola responded to today’s press conference. “But José and all the other managers should realize that we have been harmed. We deserve an apology. Because, as I have said many times before, if we did something wrong, we would fully respect the decision of UEFA and CAS because we would be guilty. But we have the right to defend ourselves when we feel we have behaved correctly. Three independent judges have confirmed this. “ said the Spanish strategist.Liverpool manager Klopp remarked on Monday’s arbitration verdict that this is not a good day for football. “On the contrary, yesterday was a good day for football, because we play by the same financial rules as all clubs in Europe. All of them. If we broke those rules, we would be punished.” said Guardiola.“We were damaged. People kept saying about us that we were cheating and lying. There was no presumption of innocence.” said Guardiola, who also responded to the words of the head of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas. He is a longtime critic of the City and has questioned whether CAS is the right court to rule on such cases.“That’s another one. Senor Tebas is incredibly jealous of the Premier League and English football. In addition, he’s a great legal expert: next time we’ll ask him what court we should go to and what judges should judge us. I think he should care more. “We will play the Champions League next season, Senor Tebasi, because we did what we did right,” added the City manager, who have three laps before the end the certainty of second place in the table behind the unrivaled Liverpool.last_img read more


‘Guardiola’s three big decisions’ – Manchester City boss ‘ponders modifications’…

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgCoronavirus may have brought a halt to football around Europe, but that won’t have stopped clubs planning for the future. Football is going to return at some point, and the big clubs won’t want their plans for next season to have been ruined by the pandemic.Of all the big clubs who need to plan ahead, Manchester City are towards the top of the list.This season has been something of a disaster for Pep Guardiola’s side, who have looked far off the levels they’ve set in the past.Many are predicting a significant overhaul in the summer and, according to Sport, there are three big decisions that Guardiola has to make.They report that the Catalan boss ‘ponders modifications’ to his team during COVID-19 confinement and there are three particular areas he needs to focus on.Embed from Getty ImagesFirst is the problem at left-back. Manchester City started the season with three players in the position, Angeliño, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Benjamin Mendy.Angeliño left for RB Leipzig in January leaving Zinchenko and Mendy, but neither of those are particularly sure-fire bets.This season was supposed to be ‘Mendy’s consecration campaign’ say the newspaper, but instead, he has divided playing time with Zinchenko.Guardiola expects more from him, and it’s undeniable the position is a problem for him. He now has to choose whether to buy a new left-back or bet on those two alternating. This, they say, is ‘the great unknown’.Pep’s second problem is what they do post Agüero. The Argentine is set to leave Manchester City when his contract expires next summer.Embed from Getty ImagesHe intends to return to Argentina to finish his career there and City ned to find his replacement. The idea was for it to be Gabriel Jesús, but he has not found ‘consistency’ during his time at the Etihad.This season he’s managed 18 goals and nine assists, though, so Guardiola needs to decide if he is the man to bank on moving forward.Last but not least is the captaincy issue. With David Silva leaving, the role is set to become vacant again this summer.AS say ‘logic’ points to Fernandinho assuming the role but at 35-years-old he is also coming towards the end of his career.Therefore it is ‘not ruled out’ that Guardiola offers the captaincy to a younger player, someone who ‘represents the philosophy and has the affection of the fans. Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne are considered as ‘real options’ in that regard.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more


Six clubs keen on West Ham youngster – Hammers turned down…

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgHe cost around £2.7m, which was a relatively big investment for an 18 year old arriving from Swedish football. Unsurprisingly he failed to breakthrough at the Hammers and was then sent on loan to Malaga.The Spanish spell didn’t go as planned, and in January 2019 he moved on loan to IFK Norrköping, where things have gone much better.Haksabanovic’s West Ham contract runs until June 2022, and a solution needs to be found for next season. He doesn’t want to go on loan again, so with regular games at the London club unlikely, a permanent exit is on the cards.Sweden’s FotbollDirekt report IFK Norrköping would like to find a solution to keep the 21 year old, however, they’re facing competition from elsewhere.Five ‘foreign clubs’ (outside of Sweden) are keen, and one even made a SEK60m (£5m) offer in the winter transfer window. This was rejected, even though it would have seen West Ham nearly double their money.A lot will be down to the player, and he’s likely to be tempted away from Sweden if an attractive proposal comes in.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Sead Haksabanovic signed for West Ham United in 2017 and was seen as an investment for the future.last_img read more


“For 35 years — I’ve only wanted Pamela”: Producer Jon Peters marries Pamela Anderson in secret ceremony

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgPeters and Anderson in 1989/ Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It’s said that love waits for no one, but if you’re veteran producer Jon Peters, it does.  The Hollywood Reporter notes he tied the knot with Pamela Anderson in a private ceremony in Malibu on Jan. 20 — some 30 years after they first dated.It is the fifth marriage for both the former Baywatch star and the producer of movies including Batman and two versions of A Star Is Born — the earlier incarnation of which starred his former flame, Barbra Streisand.“There are beautiful girls everywhere. I could have my pick, but — for 35 years — I’ve only wanted Pamela,” the 74-year-old filmmaker notes, recalling that when they first met, Anderson, now 52, was 19. “In 30 years, our age difference won’t mean so much,” he said he told her at the time. “Pamela has never seen her full potential as an artist,” he gushed to the trade. “She has yet to shine in a real way. There is much more to her than meets the eye, or I wouldn’t love her so much.”For her part, Anderson literally waxed poetic about their relationship. “He’s been there all along/Never failed me/I’m ready now and he’s ready too,” in her poem she sent to the trade about the “original ‘bad boy’” of Hollywood. “I’m a lucky woman/Proof God has a plan,” she concluded.Anderson was previously married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee — he of their infamous sex tape — with whom she has two adult sons. She was also married to Kid Rock and producer Rick Salomon, whom she married twice.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Raccoons, meerkats and bunnies all on a single street in Seoul

Posted On Aug 25 2020 by

first_imgABCNews.com(SEOUL, South Korea) — Raccoons, meerkats and bunnies are just some of the animals you can play with in cafes on Hongdae, the hottest street in Seoul.Maengkoon, a raccoon cafe, features seven raccoons and five dogs that entertain guests, who pay $6 to enter. The space is divided into one area for playing with the animals and another where patrons can purchase coffee, free of direct animal interference.“Raccoons love shiny dangling toys — I run around trying to catch raccoons who got ahold of customers’ hairbands or bracelets,” said a barista who’s worked there for more than a year, after first visiting just for fun. “I started working here because I love animals. I feel rewarded when I see people looking pleased to be with the animals.”While cafes featuring dogs and cats are popular worldwide, many of the animal cafes in Seoul are beginning to offer more and more exotic creatures.“The atmosphere is very calm and relaxing,” Jeremy Krick, an American originally from Kansas, told ABC News.He and his wife, Tabitha, visited both the raccoon cafe and a meerkat cafe within a single week.“One meerkat tried to take my socks off and another one almost got into my pants,” he said. “Where else can you experience that?”Meerkat Friends features 11 meerkats as well as wallabies and an arctic fox. The entry fee is $10.“Meerkats love cuddling with people,” said the owner of the meerkat cafe. “For them, the cafe is their playground with new friends every day.”Owners and operators of the animal cafes go to great lengths to care for and clean up after the animals, which receive regular veterinary care and plenty of food and attention.Lee Kwang Ho has been raising sheep in his cafe, Thanks Nature, since 2011.“The sheep here are going back to the sheep farm next month,” he said. “Every six months, I go to a farm four hours away from Seoul to bring in two baby sheep.”While many adults enjoy visiting the animal cafes, so do children — especially at a cafe with rabbits.“I came here for my 6-year-old daughter — she loves bunnies, and we come here every month,” Cindy Lau, who moved to Seoul for her husband’s job, told ABC News. “I’m relieved to see how the bunnies are always clean and combed.”Bitnara Jeong has operated her bunny cafe for more than a year.“We have young customers who come here regularly and memorize bunnies’ names,” she said. “I’m happy to see people become friendlier with animals.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more


Pentagon denies Syrian media claims of US airstrikes in Syria

Posted On Aug 25 2020 by

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) – -The Pentagon is denying claims by Syrian state television that the United States launched missile strikes against an air base in western Syria.Syrian state television reported late Sunday night that there were explosions heard at the T4 air base outside of Homs and blamed the U.S. for the apparent attack.Syria’s state-run news agency, SANA, later reported that Syrian air defenses had shot down eight Tomahawk missiles.Several U.S. officials initially said the press reports from Syria about a U.S. missile attack were false.The Pentagon later issued an official statement denying the reports of airstrikes in Syria.“At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting airstrikes in Syria. However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable,” said the Pentagon statement.A U.S. official told ABC News that the U.S. intelligence community is assessing the alleged chemical attack.The Pentagon’s denial followed speculation that the U.S. was considering military action after reports of an apparent chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday that killed dozens of civilians.Earlier on Sunday morning, President Donald Trump had tweeted that Syria would have a “big price to pay” for the alleged attack and labeled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an “animal.”It was a year ago this week that Trump ordered Tomahawk missile strikes at a Syrian base in Syria days after a Sarin gas attack by the Assad regime that killed 100 civilians and injured hundreds more. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more


El Chile is offering an All American breakfast and a Mexican lunch

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgDon’t forget to pick up some gift cards for that friend who is about to have a birthday!last_img