Molde explain ‘lending’ Solskjaer to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains under contract with them.Molde insist they have ‘lent’ Solskjaer to Manchester United and have appointed Erling Moe as first-team coach in the Norwegian’s absence.In a statement on the Molde website, Solskjaer said: “In football you never know what can happen. We get proof of time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer.”At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home. We have built stone for stone and at the end of the season this year gives us hope for another good season.”Molde chief executive Øystein Neerland added: “That Manchester United asked Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK.”We are happy to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bookie pays out on Solskjaer landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaddy Power are paying out on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the Manchester United manager’s job permanently.They are so sure the Norwegian will make the United job his own on a permanent basis they have paid out on bets already placed.He has now won each of his opening six matches in the United hotseat – the first in club history to do so.A Paddy Power spokesman said: “We’re so confident that Ole’s Gunnar stay, we’ve decided to pay out on him being appointed permanent Manchester United manager.“He defeated his main competition for the role today, in the form of Mauricio Pochettino, and he’s made the Special One look special once in less than a month.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Christensen injury not severeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Andreas Christensen’s injury isn’t severe.The Dane sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.But Lampard could not provide an indication of when Christensen would return to action.The head coach said: “Andreas is not too severe. “Hopefully he won’t be out for too long but I can’t give a timeframe.”
Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about life in Germany after Bayern Munich made an increased £35 million ($45m) bid to secure the teenager in the January transfer window.Hudson-Odoi’s selection to start Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals was a shock, but he gave a good account of himself in a match that Chelsea were unlucky to lose.Chelsea are struggling to keep hold of their wonderkid, who has not shown any interest in renewing his contract which expires in 18 months and Bayern have confirmed their interest in the 18-year-old . 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? Amid the prospect of a move to the Bundesliga, Hudson-Odoi has been questioning his Berlin-born team-mate Rudiger about life in Germany.”Of course, he asked me about Germany,” Rudiger told reporters at Wembley Stadium. “It was just a general question from him to know, because he is still young. I can advise him. But at the end of the day he decides about his future.”He can develop as well here. You can see it from both sides. Of course, he can develop in Germany as well and don’t forget Bayern Munich is also a big club. It is something he needs to decide for his future. I wish him all the best, but for me I just wish he stays with us.”We don’t need to speak about him too much. He is good, everyone knows that, everyone can see that. But he is still 18 and at that age you can’t look too far ahead. People have to give him time. For me he is an upcoming star, but he still needs to work hard.”Of course, as a young player it’s very important to play. Where it is? I hope it will be here.”Bayern are willing to offer the number 10 shirt to Hudson-Odoi, with Arjen Robben expected to leave the club in the summer, and it places Chelsea at a crossroads moment over whether to keep a youngster who looks keen to leave.Hudson-Odoi’s outing against Spurs was only his 12th senior professional appearance, making the proposed fee all the more remarkable, but Rudiger believes that his team-mate lives up to the hype, despite his inexperience.”To be honest, of all the young players I have seen at Chelsea, he is the shooting star for me,” Rudiger added. “He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot. I think for him everything is going very well at the moment.“He is a young lad and has less pressure so he can show what he can do. He did very well and caused a lot of problems to them. He is trying very hard. You have to because he is a young lad and is on his way forward to the next step so he needs to improve where he can.”Meanwhile, Chelsea had 17 shots against Spurs as their lack of ruthlessness in front of goal and inability to create that real golden chance once again proved to be their downfall in a match.Nevertheless, Rudiger was hopeful after the match as his side put in a strong performance and he thinks that his side will overcome Spurs at Stamford Bridge in two weeks’ time to secure a place in the Carabao Cup final.”Of course, we want to win, but this is decided over two games and 180 minutes,” he said. “We lost 1-0, I’m not happy with that, but I’m honestly happy with the performance we put on. The last time we were here, we went 1-0 down and then let in the second and third one.”This time we showed maturity and we were in the game. Of course, we can cause any teams problems. It will be a tough match for sure because they have one guy [Harry Kane] who likes to score. It is hard to keep him quiet. Okay, one time he scored but we kept him in good hands.”What we have to do better is find that clear chance. Everything was nice shots from afar, we didn’t make it too complicated for the keeper.”
David de Gea says Manchester United are not satisfied with their eight-match winning run under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.And the Spain goalkeeper says the rejuvenated Old Trafford side will not be happy until they have secured qualification for next seaon’s Champions League and had a good run at success in this year’s competition.United, who face Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday, February 12, have undergone a stunning turnaround since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December. 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? But, with United in sixth place in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, De Gea told Sky Sports: “It’s clearly a great run of results, but we are still outside of the Champions League places and we’re very far from winning the Premier League.”We’re happy with the wins, but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation.”This is a club that should be fighting for the title, but we are gaining in confidence, and we are going to try to achieve as much as possible from the rest of the season; winning games, hopefully getting into the Champions League places and doing well in the competition.”It’s impossible to win the Premier League. It was what we wanted before we began the season, this is a club that needs to win trophies.”We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the points deficit quite a bit. We will fight until the end and if we stay in the form that we’re in, we will win matches.”United return to Premier League action on Tuesday night when they host Burnley after knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Friday.And De Gea, 28, who missed the 3-1 win over the Gunners as cup keeper Sergio Romero stepped in, credits United’s improved defending since Solskjaer took over as a reason behind their confidence.He said: “It’s true that we had conceded a lot of goals in the first half of the season, and in the Premier League it’s hard not to concede, but we weren’t defending very well. We were giving up too many opportunities, but we’ve managed to control games better.“We’ve had more of the ball, and have defended much better, minimising chances for our rivals, and we’ve won many games without conceding. This has given us more confidence and continuing in this way is the most important thing.”Of the challenge of facing a Burnely side who went unbeaten in four Premier League games before their FA Cup exit to Manchester City, the Spaniard added: “This is a team we know well. They are dangerous and we know the kind of style they will use against us.”They like to put you under pressure with long balls, and they’re very dangerous at set-pieces.”They’re on a good run of results but we’re playing at home, and we’re also on a good run of form, so we’re fully confident of winning all three points.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Ben G. Robinson/FacebookCharleston Southern’s football program has a ton of players suspended.Charleston Southern appears to have 30-plus players suspended for spending money on school supplies that was given to them to buy books – and only books.Ben Robinson, a CSU running back, posted this on Facebook, saying he and some of his teammates used leftover money to buy things like pencils, binders and electronics.From Charleston Southern running back Ben Robinson’s Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/mXpov7b4ec— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016The NCAA rulebook states that schools can give money to players for books, but only for the exact amount needed.Other CSU players posted messages, too.Frank Cirone, a CSU offensive lineman, says he and the rest of the offensive line have been suspended. He says everyone will have to pay back the money they spent on non-book items.Wow. Per Charleston Southern Offensive Lineman Frank Cirone, the entire offensive line is suspended vs. FSU. pic.twitter.com/g6uCqfFRR0— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016And here’s one from a CSU wide receiver.More insight from Charleston Southern Wide Receiver Colton Korn’s Facebook post. pic.twitter.com/CGn1Jo7NER— Ariya Massoudi (@AriyaMassoudi) September 9, 2016Many are now blasting the school (for not making the players aware of the rule) and the NCAA (for the rule itself) on Twitter.This is upsetting on many levels. https://t.co/Tf5RGxj2YU— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 2016Maybe if books weren’t marked up 1000000% they wouldn’t need all that “book money” anyway! Sorry I’m still bitter from college. ?— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 20161 book was so expensive I went to prof/asked if it was possible to pass w/o book. Said yes but highest was C. Took my C & kept it movin. ??— Sam Steele Ponder (@sam_ponder) September 9, 2016If true, NCAA should quickly and publicly state no suspensions are warranted in this case, ending this nonsense. https://t.co/dAI8idM3oL— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 9, 2016Charleston Southern has not yet decided when all of the players will be sitting, but it won’t be all at once. They’re set to play No. 3 Florida State tomorrow.Still up for decision who will be suspended and when. Coach will sit vs. Albany State. Assistant will sit this weekend vs. FSU (more…)— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016It is not determined whether some suspensions for kids will be served this weekend or vs. Monmouth September 24th.— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016So there you have it. It’ll be interesting who sits and who plays this weekend. Either way, CSU will be depleted. Was already missing…— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016…top 2 QB’s, running back, and kick returner. This isn’t going to make that situation better.— Alison Posey (@AlisonPosey14) September 9, 2016Charleston Southern and Florida State are set to kick off 12:30 p.m. E.T. tomorrow.
The Football Association (FA) has charged Huddersfield Town with misconduct after the club wore a fake kit as part of a marketing stunt in pre-season.Huddersfield created a social media storm when they released the design for a new home shirt sporting a giant sash emblazoned with the name of betting agency Paddy Power.The Championship club confirmed the controversial strip to be a hoax after donning it in a pre-season match against Rochdale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Paddy Power said in a statement at the time: “Shirt sponsorship in football has gone too far.“We accept that there is a role for sponsors around football, but the shirt should be sacred.“So we are calling on other sponsors to join the ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign, and give something back to the fans. As a sponsor, we know our place, and it’s not on your shirt.”Huddersfield director Sean Jarvis added: “It’s been an interesting 48 hours since we revealed the fake kit. We’ve come under a lot of criticism, but I’m delighted now we’ve revealed the real kit.”I have to thank a number of people, including Paddy Power to help make it possible. We’re looking forward to getting the kit on sale.”When I first saw it, it was a bit weird because you’re used to seeing sponsors on kits. But our fan-base love it, and for me that’s what it’s all about. We take pride in the kit and the blue and white stripes that we wear – it looks fantastic.”Now we’ve got a kit everyone’s proud of people are talking about Huddersfield Town. Maybe initially for the wrong reasons but now for the right reasons.”We’ve certainly caused a stir with it, I think people are looking at it and taking note. We love the ‘Save our Shirts’ campaign and we’re looking forward to the next 12 months.”While that stance has been applauded by some, authorities in English football have taken a dim view of the Terrier’s actions.An FA statement read: “Huddersfield Town FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations.”It is alleged that playing kit worn by its first team during a pre-season friendly against Rochdale AFC on 17 July 2019 was in breach of FA Regulation C.2(i).”The club has until 16 August 2019 to provide a response.”The Paddy Power logo on the shirt worn against Rochdale appeared to exceed the maximum coverage permitted by the FA.Huddersfield later released their real home kit, which does not feature a sponsor’s logo.Jan Siewert’s side were relegated from the Premier League last season and lost their Championship opener at home Derby County on Monday.
BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of the stadium as the Washington State Cougars drive against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 19, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. Colorado defeated Washington State 38-24. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)A former Ohio State four-star football commit has announced a new commitment, as he’s heading to the Pac-12.Jake Wray, a four-star offensive tackle in the 2020 class, de-committed from the Buckeyes back in December.The decision was a surprising one, as Wray’s older brother, Max, is a current offensive lineman for OSU.Still, Jake Wray has opted to play his college football elsewhere. The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman has committed to Colorado.“Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process. Specifically my teammates, my coaches and my family. I am committed to The University of Colorado,” he announced.Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process. Specifically my teammates, my coaches and my family. I am committed to The University of Colorado #GoBuffs pic.twitter.com/5va78Mv9mT— Jake Wray (@wrayjake77) May 23, 2019Wray had offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas, among other programs.The offensive tackle becomes Colorado’s highest-ranked recruit for the 2020 class, which now includes four commits.
Next All England Championships: Srikanth eases into Round 2, Ashwini-Sikki go down fightingAll England Badminton Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth strolled past Brice Leverdez into Round of 16 while Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy fell just short after a hard-fought women’s doubles first round match.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri BirminghamMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 00:37 IST All England Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth dominated Brice Leverdez in first round match. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKidambi Srikanth outclassed Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11Srikanth will face Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in Round 2Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in Round 1Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the last 16 of All England Championships in Birmingham with a dominating win over France’s Brice Leverdez on Wednesday. Srikanth took just 30 minutes to dispatch Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 to make his way into the next round of the tournament.Srikanth displayed impeccable net skills and patience to make his way past Leverdez. It obviously helped that his French opponent was unable to handle the air in the arena and kept throwing the shuttles long and wide.Srikanth, who is essentially very good at fast courts, has a challenge in front of him in All England in the slow Birmingham arena. However, the Guntur lad showed the skills to play around well in the conditions at All England.In Round 2, Srikanth will take on Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie, who earlier beat South Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 21-16, 21-19.@srikidambi reaches Rd2 of #YonexAllEnglandPutting up an ace performance against @BriceLeverdez1, Srikanth wins the match with a 21-13; 21-11 scoreline and ensures a confident start to the #YAE19. Keep the momentum going. #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/Fsk23VZNG9BAI Media (@BAI_Media) March 6, 2019Srikanth was never really troubled by Leverdez with the Indian dominating the French at the net and at the back court.The beginning of the first game was neck-and-neck as both the players were gauging the conditions but Srikanth went with a slight edge of 11-9 into the break.Srikanth, however, pulled ahead after the break while Leverdez was left searching for answers.With some wonderful all-court badminton, coupled with Leverdez’s errors, Srikanth brought up game points at 20-13.advertisementThe Indian needed just one chance as Leverdez hit the net and Srikanth pocketed the first game 21-13.The second game had a forthright start from the Indian as he ran off to a 7-0 lead over the French.Leverdez kept struggling with his length as Srikanth went into the break with a massive 11-4 lead.Leverdez let out a few shrieks to get himself up after winning a few, rare points but Srikanth was not to be moved.Srikanth eventually wrapped up the game 21-11 with absolute ease as he made a good leave to Leverdez’s long shot.ASHWINI-SIKKI GO DOWN FIGHTING Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy showed tremendous fight and skill against the world No.7 Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto but lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in an hour and 17 minutes to bow out of All England Championships.Tanaka and Yonemoto were the clear favourites against the world No.25 Indian pair but Ashwini-Sikki showed their mettle against their Japanese opponents, who looked short of ideas and energy in the first game.Making the best of the situation, Ashwini-Sikki took the first game 21-16.The second game however turned out to be far more difficult as the Japanese pair started coming into their own.Ashwini-Sikki showed excellent fight to stave off game points multiple times but in the end lost 26-28 to take the match into the decider.The decider was a close affair again with both the pairs exchanging points and the rallies in the match were kept surprisingly shot.Towards the fag end of the decider, Tanaka and Yonemoto upped the ante and Ashwini-Sikki struggled to keep their composure and the shuttle in.Eventually, the Japanese wrapped up the match as Sikki’s shot hit the net.Results from earlier in the day:PV Sindhu lost 16-21, 22-20, 18-21 to Sung Ji HyunB Sai Praneeth beat HS Prannoy 21-19, 21-19Meghana Jakkampudi-S Ram Poorvisha lost 21-18, 12-21, 12-21 to Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova-Alina DavletovaAlso Read | For me All England Badminton Championships is just another tournament: PV SindhuFor 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 Kidambi SrikanthFollow Ashwini PonnappaFollow N Sikki ReddyFollow PV SindhuFollow All England Championships
India Today Web Desk LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 20:44 IST Harry Kane and Virat Kohli met at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday (@HKane Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli and Harry Kane met on Friday ahead of 2019 World CupA great guy and a brilliant sportsman: Harry Kane on Virat KohliKohli will lead India at World Cup 2019, starting May 30 in the UKEngland and Tottenham Hotspur football star Harry Kane and India cricket team captain Virat Kohli met for the first time in person at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday after years of mutual admiration on social media.Harry Kane and Virat Kohli posed for shutterbugs as the two superstars of global sport were spotted having a conversation at the iconic cricket ground.”After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman (sic),” Harry Kane wrote as caption after uploading a photo of their meeting from Friday.After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman. pic.twitter.com/vGEOs0gGlTHarry Kane (@HKane) May 24, 2019Harry Kane and Virat Kohli have exchanged several compliments over the last two years on social media.Harry Kane had heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli after the India batsman’s match-winning knock against Australia in a World T20 match in 2016.Kane, who seems to be an avid follower of cricket, lauded Virat Kohli’s ability to deal with pressure situations after his heroics against Australia.Kohli replied to Harry Kane’s tweet and lauded him for his performances in the Euro 2016 and even wished him luck for the Premier League campaign.Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kohli once again took to social media and wished his good friend Kane the best. While Harry Kane is gearing up for the Champions League final for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool on May 1, Virat Kohli will be leading India in the 10-team 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.advertisementKane is racing against time to be fit in time for the big final in Madrid as the Spurs star has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City in April. Having been spotted in the training ground in the last few days, Kane is expected to take the field for Spurs on May 1.Also Read | Hardik Pandya is unrecognisable in throwback photo from 2011 World Cup celebrationAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in high spirits ahead of World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Don’t read much into indifferent Australia series, says ChahalAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Harry KaneFollow Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamFollow 2019 World CupFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Champions League final World Cup 2019: When Harry Kane met Virat KohliVirat Kohli and Harry Kane have been complimenting each other for their on-field efforts on social media for quite some time now. The superstar duo met at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday as Team India is gearing up for World Cup 2019 campaignadvertisement