World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma vs David Warner in race for top run-scorer

first_imgIndia and New Zealand will face off in the 1st semi-final World Cup 2019 on Tuesday in Manchester. While hosts England will clash against arch-rivals Australia in the 2nd semi-final in Birmingham on July 11. On one hand, India’s campaign has been highlighted by opener Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking spree of 5 hundreds in the World Cup till date, the right-hander faces stiff competition in run-making from Australian opener David Warner.Rohit has already scored 647 runs in the ongoing World Cup while Warner is not far behind with 638 runs to his name. The semi-finals could see the duo trying to surpass not just each other but also the record for most runs in a single world cup edition.Currently, Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar holds the record with 673 runs scored during the 2003 World Cup, followed by former Australian opener Matthew Hayden’s tally of 659 runs from the 2007 edition. Barring a poor outing, both Rohit and Warner look set to cross Sachin and Hayden’s tally this week with the prospect of playing one more match – the July 14 Final.While Rohit tops the run-charts till now, Warner has already registered the highest individual score in World Cup 2019 when he made 166 against Bangladesh on June 21.The World Cup 2019 has proven to be a great hunting ground for batsmen as we have seen an unprecedented 5 players to have scored 500 or more runs already. Apart from Rohit and Warner, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan (606), Australia captain Aaron Finch (507) and England’s Joe Root (500) have also scored 500 runs in the tournament.With 4 out of the top-5 run-getters set to feature in the business end of the tournament, viewers can rest assured of some fierce rivalry between the protagonists while several records look set to be tumbled over the next few days.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer pumped for England showdownAlso Read | Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli in ICC ODI rankings after 5th hundred in World Cup 2019last_img read more

Tiger Woods Getting Healthy Taking Full Swings

Tiger Woods, out since the spring following back surgery, has progressed enough in his recovery to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday, creating optimism that he might be able to compete in next month’s British Open.Woods already has missed two majors this year while he recovers from a microdiscectomy on his back on March 31. He last played on March 9 at Doral, when he closed with a 78 despite the pain in his lower back. Woods has said he has no idea when he will be healthy enough to return to competition.A report on Golf Channel’s morning show said he was taking full swings at the Medalist Golf Club in South Florida.”Tiger is progressing like he expected,” Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said in an email. ”Feeling good each day. As each day passes and he feels that way, he lengthens the swing a bit.”Woods is the tournament host next week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional. It is not expected that he will play. The deadline to enter is Friday. This is the first year of title sponsorship for the Detroit-based company.The next major is the British Open on July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool, where Woods won in 2006.The last time Woods missed two majors in one year because of injuries was in 2011, when he sat out the U.S. Open and British Open to let his leg fully recover. That year, he returned at Bridgestone Invitational in early August, a World Golf Championship that has no cut.In a promotional day for Quicken Loans last month, Woods said he was chipping and putting in a way that did not require rotation in his back. That was four weeks ago.He said he did not know how much time it would take for him to be ready for a tournament once he could take full swings with no pain.”The more time you give me, I think the better I’ll be,” he said. ”The great thing about what I’ve done so far and all my other previous surgeries, is that I worked on my short game. Once I start expanding from there and start competing and playing, if I start spraying it all over the lot and not hitting it that great, at least my short game is solid. That’s one of the positives to it.”Woods has slipped from No. 1 to No. 4 in the world ranking, and he is likely to fall a couple of more spots in coming weeks. He is at No. 207 in the FedEx Cup standings – having finished 72 holes only once this year – and the top 125 get into the playoffs that start Aug. 21.The news comes one day after Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open with the second-lowest score in history at 271. The overnight rating for NBC Sports was 3.3, down 46 percent from the previous year at Merion. read more

Didier Deschamps accepts responsibility for disappointing display

first_imgFrance national team manager Didier Deschamps said France couldn’t impress following Holland defeat which has kept them in danger of failing to qualify for the Nations League finals.However, the team hopes Germany would beat Holland on Monday to ensure a top spot in Group A1.The Coach on his own admitted responsibility alongside his players for their unimpressive game and surprise setback.“There was a team in front of us with a lot of envy and we were not good enough,” Deschamps was said via the French FA website as quoted by BT Sport.“In the aggressiveness, there was no picture tonight and it’s logical that this team from the Netherlands wins this match.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“And I do not exclude myself from this analysis.”Captain Lloris added that France must now  rely on Germany during the final group fixture.“The opponent was very strong. For our part, we did not meet the requirements of the highest level,” Lloris told L’Equipe.“We played below our potential and we paid for it. The score could have been more flattering for the Netherlands.“We must challenge ourselves after this defeat and hope for a victory for Germany.”last_img read more

Gerrard insists too much respect almost cost Liverpool in Istanbul

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard insists showing AC Milan too much respect almost cost Liverpool in Istanbul and warned his team against doing same when they face Villarreal.The Gers host the Spanish club at Ibrox on Thursday in search of a win in order to make it to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.“Of course – but I also understand it,” Gerrard said, according to Evening Times.“I’ve experienced it myself. In one of the biggest games I ever played in, we showed the opposition too much respect.”“AC Milan had the world’s best players in every position when we played them in that Champions League Final – but we showed them too much respect in the first half.”“So I’ve seen it happen many times and experienced it too many times. You can come away with regrets.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Luckily enough for us in Villarreal, we had 45 minutes to address it. We spoke about it at half-time but the players deserved credit for playing with more freedom in the second half.”“We looked their equal. That’s where we want the players to take their minds back to in preparing for this game.”“It’s quite clear that if you stand off their players, if you give them too much time and space, you will get hurt. You make individual errors, you get hurt.”“With all due respect to some teams domestically, you can get away with certain things against certain opposition in the league.”“In the Europa League against teams like Villarreal, small mistakes get punished. So for us to get the result we want on Thursday night, we have to defend perfectly.”last_img read more

Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 Updated: 1:04 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Border Patrol agents using coastal surveillance cameras spotted a human-smuggling boat approaching the shore and were waiting on a La Jolla beach to arrest 10 undocumented immigrants early Wednesday morning, authorities said.The nine men and one woman aboard the panga boat were all Mexican citizens, Border Patrol public-affairs Agent Tekae Michael said. Low-profile panga boats with outboard motors, which are made for fishing, are popular for smugglers hoping to avoid detections as they move drugs and humans from Mexico to the U.S.The arrests happened about 15 minutes after midnight Wednesday on the beach below Camino de la Costa and Winamar Avenue, a little south of Windansea Beach, Michael said. Border Patrol agents were waiting for the boat when it landed on the sandy shoreline.Agents this morning were processing the undocumented immigrants to determine who they were and if any have criminal histories in the U.S., Michael said. If they do, they could face charges, while the others will be processed for a quick return to Mexico. center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La Jollalast_img read more