LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 15: A detail of an official NCAA Men’s Basketball game ball made by Wilson is seen on the court as the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s been a tough week for Iowa fans. This past Tuesday, former football star Tyler Sash passed away at the age of just 27 years old. Friday, former basketball player Roy Marble, the leading scorer in Hawkeyes history, died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old.Friday afternoon, Iowa released a touching six-minute tribute video in Marble’s memory. You can view it below.A Tribute Video to Roy Marble http://t.co/EyoS82ilVl— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 11, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with Marble’s friends and family during what’s surely been a tough week.
DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Chad Morris of the Southern Methodist Mustangs enters the field before a game against the Navy Midshipmen at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Chad Morris didn’t just pick up some coaching acumen during his time on Dabo Swinney’s staff. He apparently learned to dance as well. We’re less than three weeks from National Signing Day, but Morris couldn’t wait to break out in dance when thinking about his first full-cycle recruiting class at SMU. And dance he does.In 18 Days the next #StangGang16 will be introduced to our great city of @DallasTX n we gonna Party like….. pic.twitter.com/JEUbcjaNiD— Chad Morris (@coachchadmorris) January 16, 2016SMU’s class currently ranks No. 62 in the country, and No. 2 in the AAC. That’s solid progress for the Mustangs. Dance on, Coach.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne for a “lack of class” after the full-back pulled out of a loan move to the Welsh club. Clyne sealed a loan to Bournemouth for the rest of the season on Friday, a move that blindsided Warnock. Warnock confirmed his side’s interest in the 27-year-old last month, with Clyne struggling for game time at Anfield. 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? The Bluebirds boss was under the impression that Clyne would move to the Welsh capital on loan, and was dismayed to see the move fall through. “I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock told BBC Sport after his side’s shock 1-0 FA Cup loss to League One side Gillingham on Saturday. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”Warnock was especially disappointed given his history with Clyne, with the manager having given the full-back his professional debut in 2008 when the two were at Crystal Palace.”Having known the player and given him his debut, I’m disappointed not just with the boy himself but with Liverpool as well for not ringing me,” Warnock said. The 70-year-old also felt that Clyne’s late change of heart may have cost him other players that Cardiff were targeting. “The reason I’m disappointed with Nathaniel and Liverpool is that I’ve lost out on three players because of that by waiting,” Warnock said. “I lost out on a couple of full backs and a striker, so I’m doubly disappointed.””I probably should have been illegally tapping him up, but I’ve done everything right and then Bournemouth come in and I suppose Bournemouth paying £19 million for (Dominic) Solanke probably whetted their appetite a little bit.”The Bluebirds are currently fighting to keep their Premier League status, sitting one place and two points above the relegation zone.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his team selection and believes Manchester United answered a question about their recent winning run by coming from behind to draw with Burnley.Solskjaer, who had won all eight of his matches as caretaker manager before Tuesday’s game at Old Trafford, was staring at his first defeat when Burnley reached the 87th minute with a 2-0 lead.However, a Paul Pogba penalty halved the deficit before Victor Lindelof struck in injury time to secure a dramatic point. 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? It was the first time United had fallen behind in a match under Solskjaer’s management, and the former striker was proud of the way his players responded to adversity in a largely poor display.”On the way up here, I was stopped so many times by the staff, so many people saying: ‘Great spirit, fighting spirit, and the way they came back was fantastic’,” he told a news conference.”So, of course, happy with a point, but we could have got three even at the end, but we just ran out of time. We started too late with the urgency. “That’s a learning curve, but now you’ve got your answer to ‘can they come back if they go one down or two down?’ Even so, I’m very happy with the response.”The full-time scenes after a dramatic finale at Old Trafford… #MUFC #MUNBUR pic.twitter.com/xvMtCqwYLL— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 29, 2019Andreas Pereira, making his first Premier League start since August, lost possession in the build-up to Ashley Barnes’ opening goal and was replaced by Jesse Lingard after 63 minutes.The midfielder’s inclusion was the main surprise in an unusual Solskjaer team selection, with Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford starting in the wide positions and Romelu Lukaku alone up front.Solskjaer felt his hands were tied somewhat, with Anthony Martial unavailable due to a knock picked up in training, and he hopes Pereira will learn from his error.”No, it was the right decision to make,” he said of his line-up. “We had a couple of niggles and unfortunately he [Pereira] was involved in the first goal, but that’s the whole team.”We played our way into trouble there. Instead of starting off with the forward pass, we ended up back to the keeper, and it’s just another thing we have to learn from.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
PSV are a club traditionally renowned for their superb scouting network and shrewd transfer policy.The signings of Brazilian superstars Romario in 1988 and Ronaldo six years later were arguably the perfect example of their ability to not only spot the best talent across the globe, but to also bring them on board.Yet with the changing of the footballing landscape following the Bosman ruling and the explosion of television revenues outside of Netherlands, the Eredivisie became a far less appealing destination from the mid-nineties onwards. Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Players such as Neymar and Vinicius Jr. could easily have ended up in Eindhoven not too long ago, but Barcelona and Real Madrid were quick to ensure PSV did not even dare to dream about snapping up Brazil’s finest of this decade.The 1988 European champions may have celebrated signing Mexican icon Hirving Lozano in 2017, but the pacey attacker is not at the same level as the aforementioned phenomenons just yet.The realisation that PSV are no longer able to secure the Romarios and Ronaldos of this world saw them reconsider their long-term strategic choices. No longer would attempting to sign the best talent from elsewhere be the club’s main focus. Instead, their aim would be to develop the best talent themselves.“I think the youth academy is really important for Dutch clubs,” head coach Mark van Bommel told Goal and Voetbalzone.“We are trying to make our academy better and better. We are working on a brand-new building for the academy. “Of course, the other teams have a lot more money than we have, but we are trying to develop our own players in a very good way.”Ideally, you want as many academy graduates as possible in the first team. It would be perfect if you had the whole squad, but that’s not possible. You need a good mix of players from different age categories and different styles of play.”The man who has been tasked with ensuring the PSV academy delivers on that ambition is Ernest Faber. He was born and raised in Eindhoven and enjoyed a lengthy spell in the first team himself, as well as working as an assistant coach before being named academy director in June 2018.“PSV are like a family to me. I started here when I was 12 and I’m now 47,” Faber said of his beloved club.“I was a youngster when PSV had players like Romario and Ronaldo. The club had the ability to sign big stars at the time. “But now there is such a big difference when it comes to the money, you have to spend. The amounts of money that are being spent are too much for a club like PSV. “I think the process to take the academy to the next level already started around 2007 or 2010. They put a program in place and every head of academy since has been adding new levels to that.”That change of focus already paid off when a certain Memphis Depay graduated from the academy and eventually made his first-team debut in 2011-12.The gifted attacker would go on to lead PSV to Eredivisie glory in 2014-15, winning the top-scorer title as well as the Player of the Year trophy before earning himself a record £30.6 million (€34m) move to Manchester United.“You look at players like Memphis or other players who took the same route,” PSV’s academy director continued.“They’re playing in the first team already when they’re 16 or 17. You get playing time, you get experience on a high level, you fight for the league title, you play in the Champions League and you’re playing cup finals. “You get the space to develop yourself. You need that experience to go to the big leagues because over there you are still a young player even when you are 23.”Ever since Memphis’ departure, more and more academy graduates have made their way into the first team. Jeroen Zoet, Jorrit Hendrix, Steven Bergwijn, Mohammed Ihattaren, Michal Sadilek and Cody Gakpo are just some of the first-team regulars to have come through the ranks of the club’s academy. Out of that group, Bergwijn seems closest to earning himself a big-money move after a superb 2018-19 campaign.“Stevie is close to Memphis’ level back in 2015,” Van Bommel stressed. “It’s always difficult to compare players, but if you look at their qualities, then Memphis was playing more or less in the same position. “It can be possible that a club pay almost the same amount for him as they did for Memphis.”A summer move would mean the end of an eight-year spell at PSV for the 21-year-old and he has fond memories of his time in the club’s academy, highlighting the warm atmosphere as a particular plus.“Things are just really friendly and down to earth here,” Bergwijn stated. “It’s a very warm and friendly club. You feel at home straight away at PSV.“That was important for me and I think it is important for everyone.”Whereas Bergwijn travelled back and forth between Eindhoven and Amsterdam in his younger years, fellow academy graduate Zoet actually left his hometown Veendam to live with a host family closer to PSV.“It was a pretty big step in my career at the time,” the goalkeeper reflects.“I left my normal surroundings with my family, friends and everything you’ve built up there. I made the decision based on a gut feeling. And PSV were the club that gave me the best feeling.“I had two different host families and I definitely felt homesick while I was with the first host family. But I really felt at home after that. That really felt like a second home to me.“PSV’s support was quite good. They evaluated the situation and stayed on top of how things were going with me. I eventually made the switch to another host family and I think that was an important decision. It helped me in my development on the pitch as well.”While Zoet already has well over 200 Eredivisie appearances under his belt, highly-rated midfielder Ihattaren is only just getting started.The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the biggest prospects to set foot on PSV’s training ground, De Herdgang, in recent years. Indeed, he has already made his Eredivisie debut despite his tender age, much to the delight of Under-19s coach Ruud van Nistelrooy.“The way he has developed is spectacular,” the former Manchester United star said.“I thought he was going to need at least a season to develop and get used to things, but he has developed as a rocket really.”There’s a big future ahead of him. But it’s a matter of putting in the daily work to develop yourself and to get the maximum out of yourself in every aspect. I think that’s his biggest challenge.”Having been with PSV from a young age, Ihattaren is keen to reward the club for the time and effort they’ve invested in him to get him where he is today.“I have always had a clear plan and I am following that plan at the moment,” he explained when questioned about his decision to snub interest from abroad in favour of a contract renewal with PSV. “The preference was always to stay at PSV, that was the sensible thing to do. I want to become the star player at PSV as soon as possible.“I want to become important for the club, make the fans happy and win the title – more than once. “And then in the end, I would like to earn a big transfer. But I am happy at PSV for now and in no rush to move on.”Following in the footsteps of Ihattaren, Bergwijn and Zoet is something American youngster Richie Ledezma will be dreaming of at this stage of his career.The creative midfielder made the courageous decision to leave the USA for Eindhoven in January 2019 and started his PSV career with the U-19 team.“Richie adds something special, that’s why we brought him in,” Van Nistelrooy said. “He’s making a difference in midfield with very quick thinking, passes, movement, he can score a goal and he’s creating chances for the whole team. He’s a very promising talent, I was really happy to work with him.”Ledezma himself, meanwhile, has acknowledged the move to Eindhoven was a bit of a culture shock, but has hailed the club’s support in helping him adapt to his new surroundings.“The club have helped me find a home and they help me with my nutrition, my food, how I eat,” Ledezma said.“Because I was a little chubby when I got here, I guess. They all called me fatty and stuff, so I was like … cool … you know?“It is really different from the US. The quantity of food you eat… I think it is a cultural thing, no more McDonalds!“With a number of PSV academy graduates now among the continent’s most coveted players, it would be easy for the Eredivisie giants to think they’ve already achieved what they set out to do about a decade ago.They have no intention of resting on their laurels, though, and in August they will be opening a brand-new building at De Herdgang that should further support their biggest talents.“We have made a big investment into a high-tech building with the latest innovation to support and develop the players more and better than we have been able to do in previous years,” Faber explained. “Everything is being taken care of for the players. They get nice clothes, nice shoes, everything is there in the dressing room. Everything is being looked after.”Their latest push should further enhance their reputation as a club that no longer buys the biggest talents from abroad, but produces their own superstars instead. Ronaldo is no longer the player PSV youngsters look up to. That honour now goes to former academy kid and record sale Memphis.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer spoke at length about his health status earlier this week, revealing why he’s looked not-so-great on the sideline at times this season.Meyer told reporters that he has a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain that required surgery in 2014. This has since been the cause of some painful headaches.“Over the last few years, I’ve felt better and, with the help of my doctors, learned to manage it and monitor it with medication,” Meyer said. “I’m optimistic that this time won’t be any different.”Meyer is done answering questions about this topic, though.The Ohio State head football coach is meeting with the media tonight and he’s done talking about his health.Urban Meyer has started his Wednesday update. First question was about his medical situation. Said he was only going to answer questions about the team.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 31, 2018That’s a fair answer by Meyer at this point, considering how he just talked about his health earlier this week.Ohio State returns to the field on Saturday against Nebraska.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL draft is just over an hour away and we’re no closer to knowing who the No. 1 overall pick is going to be.Former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray is the favorite to be the first name called, but Ohio State’s Nick Bosa and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams are also in the hunt.The Arizona Cardinals reportedly “love” Murray, but the franchise traded up in the 2018 draft to select Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick.Regardless of who the Cardinals pick, Murray will be looking good on the runway leading up to the draft.After his endorsement deal with Nike was announced earlier this week, the apparel company outfitted Murray with new custom shoes for him to wear to tonight’s draft.Check them out.1 of 1. Draft day. @usnikefootball pic.twitter.com/FW7twtFiWv— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) April 25, 2019Murray took home the Heisman after an incredible 2018 college football season. Not long after, he landed an endorsement deal with the biggest apparel company in the country.Now he’s likely to be the first player off the board to the Arizona Cardinals.Life is pretty good for the reigning Heisman-winner. Soon enough he’ll be leading an NFL franchise onto the field for the first time – after giving up baseball just a few months prior.Stay tuned for the latest from the draft.
Sony WH-CH700N review: Great sound and battery life, average noise cancellingPriced at Rs 12,990, the WH-CH700N aims to bring a 1000XM3-like experience to a price point that’s friendly on your wallet.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 10:09 IST 8/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Sony WH-CH700N is available in India at a price of Rs 12,990The over-ear headset offers a rich sound quality and excellent battery lifeActive noise cancelling isn’t the best, but it does a decent jobThe Sony WH-1000XM3 (Review) are the best wireless headphones you can buy right now. But at Rs 29,990, the 1000XM3 aren’t well within reach for a lot of audiophiles out there. It would have been great if Sony could somehow bring the same design, comfort and quality as the 1000XM3 to a pair of headphones that’s more affordable. Well, Sony seems to have heard our prayers, which is why the company introduced the WH-CH700N noise cancelling headphones in India.Priced at Rs 12,990, the WH-CH700N aims to bring a 1000XM3-like experience to a price point that’s friendly on your wallet. The WH-CH700N brings a similar design language along with Active Noise Cancellation and excellent sound quality as the 1000XM3. Sony claims that it hasn’t made a lot of compromises with the WH-CH700N, and after trying these headphones for close to two weeks, I more or less agree with Sony here.Design and comfortThe WH-CH700N come close to mimicking the design language and ergonomics of the 1000XM3. It comes with a good amount of padding around the ear cups and headband, and the ear cups can tilt a good degree thanks to a hinge-like design. The lack of metal on the CH700N makes it look less premium, but that’s no different than the 1000XM3s. Even the Rs 30,000 headphones lacked that premium feel apart from the use of some copper accents here and there. The CH700N gets some metallic glitter finish on the back of the ear cups, but the overall look is fairly simple in black and will not turn any heads while you sport it in public.advertisementUnlike the 1000XM3, which offered touch-based gesture controls, the CH700N is more traditional. All the buttons worth using are on the bottom of either cups. The bottom of the right earcup offers volume controls and a toggle to control playback. On the bottom of the left ear cup, you have the power button, which requires you to long press to turn it on or off, a NC button that can be mapped to either turn on/ turn off noise cancelling or for Google Assistant, and a 3.5mm port to connect the headset to a device using a cable. There is a also microUSB port as well, rather than a Type-C port, which is kind of bummer in 2019. Lastly, the NFC sensor on the left earcup will let you connect to your Android device on a single tap. The headband can extend to a good length and there is metal inside, which helps make the extension and retraction feel firm. Thanks to a good amount of pleather around the ear pads and headband, the CH700N is comfortable to wear without becoming a strain. The ear cup is big enough to enclose your ears completely, making sure the sound feels immersive. However, the lack of any breathable room will warm up your ears after a while.The Sony WH-CH700N headphones are quite comfortable for purposes of traveling or for wearing them in the office. The lightweight design make them easy to keep on for a stretch, and the soft cushioning feels good against the ears, even while wearing glasses. That being said, Sony has not provided any carrying case for the headset, and the headphones don’t fold up as much as the 1000XM3, so traveling with the CH700N may not be the easiest.Sound quality and Noise cancellationThe CH700N houses 40mm dynamic drivers in each ear cup, which allows the headset to deliver a pretty balanced audio quality. The headphones offer a nimble bass that doesn’t overpower the mid-range. The bass hits that sweet spot between soft and punchy, which is how I like my headphones. But this also means the CH700N aren’t for bassheads looking for that extra bit of punch. The mids and high-end also compliment each other, and there is good separation among instruments and a decent soundstage on offer. I checked out songs from various genres and found the CH700N to suit mostly anything you throw at it. I started off with India 91 (Gully Boy) and Ta Dhom by Viveik Rajagopalan as these songs blend Hip-Hop with traditional Carnatic instruments, making for an excellent combination of sounds. These songs managed to keep the bass sounds prominent without sounding boomy and ruining the mids. The vocals are clear and the sound feels rich and immersive.I moved on to some Alternative tunes like Black Candle by Iron and Wine and Skyscrapers by OK Go. These songs offered a combination of gentle yet catchy bassline sounds along with some electric guitar and soft vocals, all of which work in tandem with each other and sound balanced. I also went back to Simulation Theory by Muse (a personal favorite), which is a techno-rock album that involves a number of instruments at play including drums, electric and bass guitars and synthesizers. It was here that I felt the soundstage could have been wider, but I’m satisfied with the stereo sound the headset offers at this price.advertisementNext up, I listened to Slow Burn and Oh, What a World by Country singer Kacey Musgraves where I found the acoustic guitaring to sound crystal clear, complimenting Kacey’s aching vocals. The high-end sound signature in this song is bright and lively, and there were times when Kacey’s voice felt sharp and sibilant, but it never got too much to handle. The good thing is you have the option to tweak the equaliser in the Sony Headphones app to make certain songs sound just the way you like it. Speaking of the Sony Headphones app, you can download it on iOS or Android. I found the iOS app to be pretty annoying as it kept asking me to connect to the headphones even while it was connected and I was listening to songs. The app itself is pretty basic, offering features like Equaliser, Noise Cancelling, and the ability to map the NC button on the headset to Noise Cancelling or Google Assistant. Sadly, there is no support for Siri at the moment.The Sony CH700N supports a number of codecs such as AAC, aptX and aptX HD, which is nice to see. I tested the headphones with the iPhone XR and the OnePlus 6T and pairiing worked seamlessly. I did not encounter any drops in connectivity or delay between audio and video while watching shows. The CH700N’s stereo sound is also excellent for playing PUBG. With the cable connected, the headphones can work even on zero battery. I checked out the same songs mentioned above over wired connectivity and found found the volume levels on the lower side.The WH-CH700N offers Active Noise Cancellation and it does a decent job at blocking out external sound while listening to music. However, the headphones don’t do a good job with isolation if you use them as ear muffs for sleeping during flights or in noisy environments. Even in an office space, you’ll be able to hear yourself typing on the keyboard or general chitter chatter that goes on around you. The WH-CH700N will not offer the same level of noise cancelling performance that the high-end WH-1000XM3 deliver, but I wouldn’t be too hard on them considering the pricing.BatteryThe Sony WH-CH700N does one better than the XM3s by offering up to 35 hours of battery life on a single charge. That’s what Sony claims, at least, and the headset comes very close to delivering on that promise. I typically use headphones for about 4-5 hours in a day, mostly while commuting and sometimes during work hours. With the WH-CH700N, I managed over a week of usage on a single charge and with sound level around 50 to 60 per cent. The battery life may vary depending on how loud you prefer them on default.advertisement It’s a good thing that the WH-CH700N comes with a long battery life, because charging the headphones is a whole different, rather annoying experience. The headset takes about 5-6 hours to charge up from zero to full over the microUSB port, which will require a lot of patience from your part. In my opinion, the only good time to charge the headset is overnight.Should you buy the Sony WH-CH700N?Sony has done a commendable job at creating the WH-CH700N as close to the more expensive WH-1000XM3 as possible without compromising on a lot of features simply to keep the price down. The WH-CH700N offers great comfort and an attractive sound quality that make it worth buying at Rs 12,990. What makes it a no-brainer is the added bonus that you also get a long-lasting battery life, so you won’t need to reach for the charger frequently.The sound delivered is balanced with just the right amount of bass so that it never overpowers the mids and vocals. These headphones work well with mostly all genres, but I enjoyed them the most while listening to Hip-Hop and Country. The only feature about the headset that will disappoint you is the noise cancelling, which is pretty average and doesn’t quite meet up to the 1000XM3. If you’re looking for good isolating headphones, then the CH700N isn’t the one for you. For everything else, the WH-CH700N is the only wireless pair of over-ear headphones worth buying in this price segment.Sony WH-CH700N review8/10ProsGreat sound qualitySuperb battery lifeComfortable, low-key designConsAverage noise cancellingSlow chargingGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SonyFollow Sony WH-CH700NFollow HeadphonesFollow Noise Cancelling
Next Reuters ManchesterMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 08:45 IST Sergio Aguero scored a brace in the first half for Manchester City (AP Photo)Rampant Manchester City demolished a woeful Schalke 7-0 to complete a 10-2 aggregate win and become the third English side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.City’s record home win in Europe did not look likely after a quiet opening 35 minutes but once Sergio Aguero began the rout from the penalty spot it became embarrassingly easy as City reached the last eight for the third time in four years.Aguero doubled City’s lead three minutes later and the impressive Leroy Sane made it 3-0 before halftime.Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva finished off flowing moves after the break and youngster Phil Foden bagged his first European goal before Gabriel Jesus made it seven, rounding off the biggest ever Champions League defeat for a German side.City, who trailed 2-1 in the away leg with 10 men before turning it around late on, join local rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in Friday’s quarter-final draw, the first time since 2011 that at least three English clubs are in the last eight.Liverpool can make it a full house when they play against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.With Real Madrid and Paris St Germain having been knocked out, Guardiola’s side will fancy their chances of going all the way for the first time in the competition.”It was a clear result. We didn’t start that well, we were a bit scared to play, Guardiola, whose side racked up the biggest aggregate win by an English club in the knockout rounds, said.advertisement”But after it went 1-0, we relaxed and decided to play and be aggressive.Schalke’s players were barracked by their own fans at the end of a miserable night for Domenico Tedesco’s side who face a fight to preserve their Bundesliga status.”You can imagine how I’m feeling. Terrible, Tedesco said. “We played well for 30 minutes, but after we went 1-0 down, we had an extreme drop off in performance.The sight of Sane causing so much discomfort for his former club hardly helped their mood.The 23-year-old, who joined City in 2016, was a handful all night but it was the ever-reliable Aguero who got the ball rolling – coolly dinking his penalty down the middle after Silva was bundled over by Jeffrey Bruma.VAR FRUSTRATIONAguero then took advantage of Sterling’s backheel to make it 2-0 although a near three-minute VAR delay to check whether the England forward had been offside in the buildup frustrated the fans inside the Etihad Stadium.Sane then swept in City’s third as Guardiola’s side began to cut through a dispirited Schalke at will, although again there was an annoying VAR delay before his goal was confirmed.Sane had a goal wiped out for offside in the second half but then produced a great slide-rule cross to feed Sterling who powered home City’s fourth goal in the 56th minute.Boos rang out as VAR was yet again employed to ensure Sterling had been onside when the ball was played across.Another Sane assist allowed Silva to make it 5-0 before City threaded their way through the Schalke defence and Foden skipped around exposed keeper Ralf Faehrmann to add a sixth.Far from take their foot off the gas City were hungry for more goals and substitute Jesus got his name on the scoresheet when he curled in with six minutes remaining.For 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 UEFA Champions LeagueFollow Manchester City vs SchalkeFollow Sergio Aguero Champions League: Manchester City thrash Schalke 7-0 to storm into quarter-finalsManchester City’s record home win in Europe did not look likely after a quiet opening 35 minutes but once Sergio Aguero began the rout from the penalty spot it became embarrassingly easy for them.advertisement
Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 16:14 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSBhaichung Bhutia asserted that Virat Kohli’s side were “the best team in the World Cup”India lost against New Zealand by 18 runs to crash out of World Cup 2019 in the semisTeam India had finished on top in the league stage, winning 7 of their 8 matchesFormer football captain Bhaichung Bhutia lauded India’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup following the team’s heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal, saying sometimes the best side doesn’t win.Chasing a modest target of 240 against a spirited New Zealand, India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered the most as it lost the crucial semifinal by 18 runs in Manchester on Wednesday.”As Virat (Kohli) described it, ‘it was 45 minutes of bad cricket.’ But, if we play New Zealand, we will beat them 10 out of ten times. We lost, it is part of the game. And, if you are out, you are out, it is not that it (India) was a bad team,” Bhutia told PTI on the sidelines of an event.India enjoyed an impressive run in the group stages, winning seven of their eight matches. However, a stunning top-order collapse in the semifinal shattered the dreams of lifting a third trophy, but Bhutia asserted that Virat Kohli’s side were “the best team in the World Cup”.”It is just that the best team did not win it, sometimes you become the best, but the best team does not win, it happens in sports. We (India) will have to come back strong,” he said.Bhutia, who has 107 international caps and 42 goals and is one of the most accomplished footballers to emerge from India, also urged the ICC to spread the sport.”I strongly feel that the ICC should start spreading the game to other countries. We need to see more teams, new teams picking up the game,” he said.advertisementHe cited the global fanbase of football in this regard.”In this cricket World Cup, we just saw Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani fans in the stadium, we need to see more people (from other countries), need to spread the game.Also Read | Ravi Shastri to Team India after World Cup exit: Be proud of what you have done for the last 2 yearsAlso Read | Failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit Sharma on World Cup semi-final defeatAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India players to leave for Mumbai on July 14For 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 Bhaichung BhutiaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Indian cricket team Next Sometimes the best team does not win: Bhaichung Bhutia after India’s World Cup defeatWorld Cup 2019: India enjoyed an impressive run in the group stages but a stunning top-order collapse in the semifinal shattered their dreams of lifting a third trophy.advertisement