Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Former Brazil coach Dunga said Milan can’t expect 22-year-old Lucas Paqueta to “solve their problems on his own.” Paqueta came to the Rossoneri in January this year and has since played 22 games in Serie A, scoring once since his €35m transfer from Flamengo. Dunga is afraid the Italian giant have placed far too much importance on his performances since the 22-year-old arrived. “He immediately showed his value in Brazil with Flamengo and was brought to Italy,” Dunga told Sky Sport Italia. “Everyone is expecting him to solve Milan’s problems. “If he finds a team who is ready, he is a completely different player. He still needs to grow and understand how he can express himself in the best way. I think he could be a midfielder in the style of [Nicola] Berti.” Milan are 11th in the League and are already on the back foot in the fight for a place in Europe.
Our predictions on how the World Cup could go. Round 16 Winner A1 France v B2 NigeriaC1 England v D2 Ghana/SerbiaD1 Germany v C2 USAB1 Argentina v A2 South Africa/UruguayE1 Netherlands v F2 Paraguay/SlovakiaG1 Brazil v H2 ChileF1 Italy v E2 DenmarkH1 Spain v G2 Portugal FranceEnglandGermanyArgentina NetherlandsBrazilItalySpain Quarter finals Netherlands v Brazil Brazil wins France v England England wins Argentina v Germany Germany wins Semifinals England v Brazil / Germany v Spain FINAL Brazil v Spain WINNER Spain World Cup odds*: Spain 7/2 Brazil 9/2 England 7/1 Argentina 7/1 Netherlands11/1 Germany 16/1 Italy 16/1 France 20/1 Portugal 25/1 Ivory Coast 33/1 *Source: Landbrokes
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has imposed a five year ban on Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly misbehaving with and abusing their officials. However, even as Khan remains unapologetic, the MCA is now also facing the opposition from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the decision to ban the actor from stepping on foot in the Wankhede stadium for five years.Even as a back channel solution is underway, both bodies are now going louder over the “ownership” on the ground.Taking strong cognizance of his unruly behaviour with the officials of the association as well as the security guards posted on the ground, who were preventing him from violating its rules, the MCA announced its ban on the actor for five years from stepping into Wankhede stadium.However, even though “unanimous” decision was announced by the MCA president Vilasrao Deshmukh in a press conference, the MCA’s action has not gone down too well with the BCCI. Sources say that the BCCI, which owns the stadium, has not assented to the MCA’s ban.A senior BCCI official says, “The MCA Managing Committee may have made the decision in its meeting based on their version of the events on Wednesday night and we understand that the tempers are flying high on both sides. However, the fact is that every IPL franchise has to pay for the use of the ground and the stadia and such issues cannot be blown out of proportion. We are looking into the matter before deciding if Shahrukh indeed crossed the line or not.”advertisementMeanwhile, the MCA, which administers the Wankhede stadium like all other cricket grounds in Mumbai is standing firm on its decision. In fact, in a conversation with Mail Today, Union Minister Deshmukh, who chaired the meeting which banned Shahrukh said that it was Shahrukh’s unapologetic attitude that forced them to take this decision.Deshmukh told Mail Today over the phone, “More than half of our officials were there witnessing (the brawl) and if his children were manhandled then he should have at least given a complaint against us (MCA). Why is it that we have made the first complaint? More than that, he has been very disrespectful of the association and I have to believe my officers about what happened there.”The MCA believes that the ban on Shahrukh is a message to anyone that highhandedness will not be taken kindly.Deshmukh told Mail Today, “It was a unanimous decision as this is important to correct misbehaviour and disregard for rules. And Shahrukh did not have an accreditation to be there but also abused our officers.”When asked if the MCA would reconsider its decision in case Shahrukh extends an olive branch, Deshmukh remained non-committal but said, “Since yesterday we have seen his stand and he does not seem to be (in the mood) for anything like that. As of now, our committee’s decision is final and we will not tolerate such behaviour from anyone.”But the BCCI bosses are working overtime through backchannels to broker peace between the MCA and Shahrukh.An official says, “The MCA has told us about its proposed ban but it cannot be accepted in its current form. Moreover, they are administrators of the ground but ultimately the IPL is the BCCI’s league as much as the stadium is the BCCI’s. We are trying to figure out a way to end this stalemate and hopefully something will come through to see peace before the next match KKR plays.”Mumbai will be witness to another IPL match only next season but it clearly seems like the BCCI and the MCA are headed for a head-on collision over the proprietorship of the stadium in question.
‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillinger’s dream was fulfilled but he’s been having sleepless nights since. He missed last year’s title series due to hamstring injury and there’s no other player who’s raring to go than him.READ: Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance “I think we’re just excited at this point. We just wanna play already. It’s been so long since we got a rematch in the finals and finally it’s real and I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. ready to go. Just anxious for this thing to start already.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With first time jitters out of the way, Durham believes Bolts better prepared this time Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Joe Devance vs Jared Dillinger. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJared Dillinger and Joe Devance posed side by side with one of their fists clenched and their faces wearing a mean mug like how two boxers would when they face off ahead of a bout.The two joked about not liking each other.ADVERTISEMENT Jared Dillinger talks to the media during the pre-finals press conference Tuesday. PBA IMAGES“It will [be personal]. Like I know It’s all fun and games and we’re all laughing but in the heat of the moment, in the game, when money is on the line, legacies on the line, championship on the line, it’s going to be that. It’s going to be a lot of blood out there, I promise you. It’s going to be a great series,” Dillinger said.Last year, Ginebra beat Meralco for the title on a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6.“I’ve honestly been dreaming about this. No disrespect to the other teams but if, you say Talk ‘N Text beat Ginebra and we had to play Talk ‘N Text, I wouldn’t be as satisfied if we won,” said the 33-year-old swingman, who has been very vocal about wanting to face Ginebra in the finals anew.READ: Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’“Like, just the way they beat us and I couldn’t be there to help the team, it was really tough on me. It’s just so surreal right now. I can’t wait to just take it to those guys like that’s all I think about.”ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “Do I like Joe? No, I don’t. But you know, we try to keep it classy as much as we can. I’m sure he’s going to hit me a couple times in the game and I’m gonna hit him back so ya’ll better believe that it’s going to be war,” Dillinger told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.READ: With no chance for revenge, Dillinger tells TNT: Beat GinebraFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDillinger guaranteed a bloody duel against the crowd favorites in a series that he is taking personally.Kidding aside, the much-awaited finals rematch between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco could really be a 12-round slugfest. View comments
Malditas save PH from shutout Titans coach Mark Herrera will have the luxury of picking his guy from the 201-man pool as he seeks beef up his roster bannered by hard-nosed big man Andre Paras.This will be the second consecutive year that AMA will be selecting first, after nabbing Jeron Teng in the 2016 draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAside from Pasaol, some of the highly-touted players this year include Arvin Tolentino of Far Eastern U, Abu Tratter of La Salle, Javi Gomez de Liaño of University of the Philippines, and Robbie Manalang of Adamson.Wangs Basketball-Letran will pick at number two, while Batangas-EAC is at third. Thirteen teams are set to participate in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, which tips off on January 18.Eleven of the 13 squads participating this year will be school-based teams as they make early preparations for their respective mother leagues, namely CEU, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum, Gamboa Coffee-St. Clare, and JRU, and debuting teams Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, Powerball-St. Benilde, Perpetual, and Akari-Adamson.Only returning Marinerong Pilipino and newcomer Mila’s Lechon are the teams that won’t be featuring varsity crews.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol, the super scorer out of University of the East, is tipped to be the top selection in the 2017 PBA D-League Rookie Draft set on Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.AMA Online Education holds the rights to the No. 1 overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celtics get back at Pistons MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments
SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais The veteran national team playmaker sanm the game-clinching floater with 10.6 seconds to spare, securing the Philippines’ third win in four games.“That’s why we have Jayson,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s why we made sure Jayson is in this lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCastro missed the Australia game last Thursday due to an ankle sprain, but made sure everyone remembered why he was named the best point guard in Asia twice.He saved his best for last and came alive in the second half, where he scored all of his eight points and none bigger than the game-sealing baskets in the waning seconds. Reyes said the risk of missing Castro in the last game against Australia paid off with this superb showing in the clutch.“We rested him the last game to make sure he was ready for tonight because he’s our premier closer,” the mentor said. “And he came through tonight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, Gilas Pilipinas knew where to go when it mattered the most.Jayson Castro once again saved the day for Gilas Pilipinas in a 89-84 victory over Japan Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Castro returns, rescues Gilas Pilipinas in close win over Japan
KKR batsman Robin Uthappa acknowledges the crowd after completing his half-century against the Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Garden in Kolkata on Tuesday. Uthappa scored a 40-ball 67 to help the home team sail to an eight-wicket win over CSK. (PTI Photo)Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took a giant stride towards ensuring a play-off berth as they beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by eight wickets to take their winning streak to five matches in IPL 7.Uthappa, with his 40-ball 67, enabled the home team to chase down the 156-run target set by CSK at the Eden Gardens.After Uthappa laid the foundation, Shakib Al Hasan gave finishing touches in a 21-ball 46 not out (6×4, 2×6) in an unbeaten 34-run stand with Manish Pandey (18 no) as KKR eased to the win with 12 balls to spare.KKR, with 14 points, have steered four points clear of RCB and Sunrisers as they will now require two more points to seal their play-off berth from the two remaining home games.Uthappa middled the ball well, hitting 10 boundaries and one six in a 64-run opening wicket partnership with Gautam Gambhir.KKR batsmen Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa during their match against CSK at the Eden Garden in Kolkata on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)In their last seven outings, Gambhir and Uthappa had two century partnerships and three 50 stands together as the opening stand once again punctured CSK’s hopes of a comeback.The KKR skipper cleverly rotated the strike and played a perfect ally as the duo put on 52 runs in the Powerplay, before Ishwar Pandey gave the breakthrough. Earlier, Raina’s second half-century in as many innings propelled Chennai Super Kings to a fighting 154 for five.advertisementPut into bat, CSK were crawling at 60/2 in 10.3 overs after IPL debutant Pat Cummins and wily Sunil Narine took the prized scalps of Dwayne Smith (5) and Brendon McCullum (28), respectively.The boundaries dried up initially as KKR bowled tidily with Umesh Yadav and Shakib al Hasan restricting the batsmen in the Powerplay that yielded just 35 on a helpful Eden Gardens wicket.Raina, who scored an unbeaten 62 against RCB in the last match, timed his innings beautifully as he started watchfully with McCullum at the other end. Once the explosive Kiwi opener got out to a top edge against Narine, Raina slowly cut loose during an entertaining partnership with Du Plessis.Making his debut in the IPL, New South Wales pacer Cummins had a maiden-wicket first over after he castled inform CSK opener Dwayne Smith (5) in his second ball to give KKR an inspiring start.The 21-year-old got perfect help from the grassy patches to bowl beauty which moved a shade away after pitching as the big-hitting West Indian batsman saw the off-stump being pegged back.
The popularity of Virat Kohli seems to be on the rise as the recently appointed Test captain’s followers on Twitter went past five million on Friday.Kohli thanked his followers and fans by posting a tweet through his Twitter handle. In December, last year Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter.Wow that was a quick ride to 5 million! Great start for the new year. Thank you all for making it possible 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Vr2iDabrCA Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 2, 2015His increased popularity could be attributed to his stupendous form he has been during India’s ongoing tour of Australia. After three Tests, India are trailing Australia 2-0 with the third Test ending in a draw.Kohli will be leading India in the fourth Test starting on January 6 in Sydney after MS Dhoni in a surprise decision took retirement from Test cricket after the conclusion of the third Test on December 30.
Celkon has just launched its Millenia Q450, its latest in the Millenia series of smartphones. The device comes in the colors Black, White and Gold. It has been priced at Rs 4,799.The budget smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. It also has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-camera.Other notable features include 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory which is expandable upto 32GB via microSD card, dual-sim capability, 3.5mm audio jack, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and 1800mAh battery.The device will likely compete with the likes of the Infocus M2, which was recently launched via e-tailer Snapdeal.