Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Paris: Denmark and Switzerland secured spots at Euro 2020 at the expense of the Republic of Ireland on Monday as Roberto Mancini’s Italy completed a perfect qualifying campaign by scoring nine.Ireland needed to beat Denmark in Dublin to clinch qualification for next year’s 24-team European Championship finals, but Matt Doherty’s late header was only enough to earn Mick McCarthy’s men a 1-1 draw at the Aviva Stadium. A closely-fought contest, low on technical quality, swung the visitors’ way when the unmarked Martin Braithwaite stuck out a boot to divert a Henrik Dalsgaard cross into the net on 73 minutes.However, Ireland scored a late equaliser to draw 1-1 in Copenhagen in June and they repeated the feat here as Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Doherty headed in an Enda Stevens cross with five minutes left.Needing to win, the home side then threw everything at their opponents in the dying moments, but Denmark held on to clinch second place in Group D behind Switzerland.”We had opportunities but I am not going to criticise the lads,” McCarthy told Sky Sports.”They have been brilliant. We lost one game out of eight. I am very proud of them. We can beat anyone in the play-offs.”The Danes, European champions in 1992, can now look forward to playing at home during the finals, with Copenhagen one of the 12 host cities chosen for the tournament.Switzerland secured top spot with a 6-1 away win against minnows Gibraltar as Cedric Itten scored twice. Skipper and Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka netted their final goal.Italy had already wrapped up qualification from Group J but they saved their best for last, making it 10 wins from 10 by hammering Armenia 9-1 in Palermo with seven different scorers.Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo both scored braces, while Nicolo Barella and Alessio Romagnoli found the net before Chelsea midfielder Jorginho converted a penalty.Riccardo Orsolini came off the bench to score on his Italy debut and Federico Chiesa finished off the scoring after Edgar Babayan had pulled one back for Armenia.It was an 11th straight win in all for Mancini’s side, with Italy scoring nine times in a game for the first time since beating the USA 9-0 at the London Olympics in 1948.”We had the right approach to the game and you don’t score nine goals by chance,” Mancini purred.”We need to improve various aspects of the game but for me it will be really difficult to leave some people at home when I select the squad for the finals. They would all deserve to be there.”Having wrapped up a historic first qualification for a major tournament three days earlier, Finland lost 2-1 to Greece in Athens despite Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki giving them a first-half lead with his 10th goal in eight international games.Bosnia and Herzegovina finish fourth in the group despite a 3-0 win in Liechtenstein, but they will have another chance to qualify via the play-offs next March.- Last game for Spain coach Moreno? -Meanwhile, Group F winners Spain rounded out their qualifying campaign with a 5-0 destruction of Romania at a barely half-full Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.Gerard Moreno scored twice after Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring. Adrian Rus put through his own net in first-half stoppage time and Real Sociedad striker Mikel Oyarzabal wrapped up the win amid reports the match was Robert Moreno’s last as coach.Having already qualified as runners-up in the same group, Sweden defeated the Faroe Islands 3-0, while Norway, who go into the play-offs, won 2-1 in Malta.The final automatic qualifying berth will be decided on Tuesday as Wales host Hungary with the winner going through from Group E, while a draw in Cardiff could allow Slovakia to pip both of them by beating Azerbaijan. denmarkEuro 2020Euro 2020 qualifierEuro 2020 qualifier results First Published: November 19, 2019, 11:54 AM IST
Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, left, of Serbia, keeps the ball at arm’s length from Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov 10, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — One game after a team-record comeback, the Denver Nuggets allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to nearly do the same. Nikola Jokic saved Denver each time.Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones PLAY LIST 02:05Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones03:00Manila mayor strikes again; Police precinct chief sacked over filthy Carriedo01:14Albayalde says no hand in 2013 Pampanga buy-bust02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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Millsap scored all 14 of his points during a big third-quarter run and had 10 rebounds.“They had really good momentum and we didn’t shoot well,” Jokic said of the late-game collapse. “They were really aggressive. But they sent it to overtime, which was good for us. It gave us options to win the game.” Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Timberwolves: Point guards Jeff Teague (illness) and Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) each missed their third straight game. … Minnesota had one turnover in the first quarter. . The Wolves tied a season-high with 10 blocks, which they last accomplished Friday against Golden State. The last time they had double-digit blocks in back-to-back games was Nov. 14-16, 2012.UP NEXTNuggets: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Timberwolves: At Detroit on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? KEEP SHOOTINGWith Saunders, Minnesota has placed an added emphasis on the 3 this year. The Wolves entered the game with the third-most attempts in the league at 40.5 per-game. But they were just 25th while hitting 31.8% of the shots.Minnesota was 0 for 10 from beyond the arc in the third as Denver took control, and 2 for 22 in the second half and overtime.The Wolves’ previous worst 3-point shooting performance was Friday night against Golden State when it was 9 of 36. They are 15 of 81 from 3 in the two games.“There was a lot of good looks,” said forward Robert Covington, who was 0 of 2 from 3. “Them shots are going to fall, it’s just, got to believe in them, that’s all.”MURRAY’S MIXComing off one of his best games of the season, Denver point guard Jamal Murray was clicking early, scoring 12 of the team’s first 19 points while making all five of his shots.Murray left the game just 41 seconds into the second half with left foot soreness but later returned. He scored all 15 of his points in the first half and was 0-of-8 shooting in the second half.TIP INSNuggets: Backup guard Malik Beasley left with an illness after playing five scoreless minutes. … The Nuggets are 22-9 at Target Center since 2004-05. 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The Nuggets went scoreless the remainder of regulation and Minnesota put together a 16-0 streak.“We have to better in terms of playing with the lead and closing games out,” Denver coach Mike Malone said. “But we never panicked. I thought Will Barton down the stretch was huge – he made some big plays for us. Poised, he was under control. Nikola makes another improbable shot. He just adds to the legend of Nikola Jokic.”ADVERTISEMENT
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min is keen to continue his goalscoring exploits, the striker said as he became the Premier League’s highest scoring Asian after scoring the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.South Korea international Son surpassed compatriot and retired Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung with a 20-yard curler for his third goal of the season across all competitions to get Tottenham a win at Wembley.Spurs are level with second-placed United on 23 points after 11 league games, eight points behind league leaders Manchester City.”It was a special day for me,” Son told the club’s website. “Park Ji-Sung had the record and he’s my idol. He’s a legend. He’s got everything. I’ve a lot to do to catch him.”It’s a record which makes me happy. I can enjoy this day but I’m still hungry. I hope I can score many, many goals for Spurs.”Son is likely to feature in South Korea’s upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Serbia before league action returns with the north London derby on November 18 as Tottenham travel to Arsenal.
U17 World Cup U-17 World Cup: USMNT’s John Hackworth – We will have to contain Aniket Jadhav Rahul Bali Last updated 2 years ago 19:16 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gene Sweeney Jr. U17 World Cup India U17 v United States U17 India U17 United States U17 The 47-year-old spoke on India having scouted for talent using all their resources… USMNT U-17 coach John Hackworth heaped praise on India’s Aniket Jadhav ahead of their Group A opener in the Under-17 World Cup.Jadhav, who is a product of All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Scouting project whose Director is Abhishek Yadav, has been earmarked as the player to watch out for by Hackworth.He was asked that Luis Norton de Matos hinted of the game being between India’s defence and USA’s attack and whether he would analyse it on a similar note. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “I think that’s really interesting. I will approach differently. Our defence plays well and that initiates our attack to be where we want it to be. This is a dangerous Indian team. Their number nine is a good player. We have to contain him otherwise it will be a difficult game for us. So it starts with defence for us as well,” he stated.He reiterated the fact that India are a hardworking team and have improved a lot since the time they suffered a 4-0 defeat.“They are one of the hardest working teams. We played them last year. The score wasn’t indicative of how they compete. Our assumption without having seen them lately is that they have improved, they have used and seen as many players as possible. We have to come with a lot of respect. The environment will be on their side. We have to fight against them and the setting,” he shared his thoughts.On being asked about the problems of plenty which he faces especially in attack, Hackworth said,” It’s more of a problem before we get to the stage. We have a plan. Scout, pick a team and pick our eleven who have the best chance to be successful against India. We do have a deep roster of attacking players. It’s been a difficult selection process. 24 hours from the game, we hope we are ready and prepared and we will try to do that.”Hackworth spoke of the group will be a tough one and that the result against India would determine the manner in which the qualification scenario is set.“It’s a tough group when I look across. Playing the hosts in the opening game on home soil is a huge challenge. Obviously, Ghana and Colombia are world powers with the former especially in the Under-17 level. This is a difficult group. Tomorrow will set the tone for how things play out.”The USA coach admitted that any team would struggle to adjust to the Indian conditions.“We have thankful of the resources USA has sent – from coming here a year before and also learning about the culture. It’s not a surprise here that the hotel is great. FIFA has done has a great job to make it even as possible. Many teams who are not this region will have a bit of a challenge and difficult adjustment to India,” he pointed.
Tottenham Hotspur Kane pleased with Spurs’ spectacle for NBA legend Kobe Bryant Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 07:45 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Liverpool Harry Kane The former Lakers icon was at Wembley alongside Diego Maradona to watch a one-sided contest and Kane in particular stood out with two goals Despite the presence of Diego Maradona at a star-studded Wembley, it was another sporting legend who caught the eye of Harry Kane during Tottenham’s 4-1 rout of Liverpool.Five-time NBA champion and all-time basketball great Kobe Bryant was treated to a spectacle as Spurs blitzed their way to a sixth win of the Premier League season.Kane 11/2 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard is in London for the latest stop on his European tour, which has already seen him visit Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain.And Kane, who scored twice to reclaim outright leadership in the Golden Boot race, wanted to maximise the opportunity to learn from Bryant.”He’s one of the world’s best. He was here and so it was good to put this performance on for him,” Kane told Sky Sports.”It will be good to pick his brains.”Amazing to meet @NBA’s @kobebryant. Had a good chat after the game – he chose a good one to come and watch! #nba pic.twitter.com/DNK8MHcced— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 22, 2017Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who reunited with former team-mate Maradona, was just as pleased to deliver in front of two of world sport’s most recognisable faces.”I am so happy for our fans, in front of Diego Maradona, Kobe Bryant… a fantastic day for us,” he added. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Read more Share on Twitter The Observer Chelsea sunk by Kevin De Bruyne winner for Manchester City Read more news Antonio Conte Chelsea Gabriel Jesus stars to help Manchester City cope without Sergio Agüero Reuse this content Manchester City Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Antonio Conte admitted Chelsea had lost “the complete player” after Kevin De Bruyne scored the decisive goal against his former club to return Manchester City to the top of the Premier League. Topics De Bruyne’s second-half winner left Pep Guardiola acclaiming him among the world’s elite footballers and Conte facing questions about Chelsea’s decision to sell the Belgian during José Mourinho’s second spell at Stamford Bridge. Conte chose his words carefully to make sure they could not be construed as criticism of Mourinho but acknowledged it was Chelsea’s loss. “I don’t know, honestly, what happened in the past,” the Italian manager said. “But for sure we are talking about a top player, the complete player. He’s good – technical, fast, and he works hard for his team. He is the complete player.”De Bruyne’s goal capped one of the more impressive City performances of the Guardiola era and made it eight straight wins in all competitions. “He is doing a lot of great things,” the City manager said. “Last season he hit the post 12 or 13 times and this season they are going in. He can do absolutely everything. With the ball he can assist short and long. Without the ball, he’s the most humble person, the most shy guy. He says: ‘If I have to run 100km for the team, I will do that, no problem.’ It is not easy to find that [work ethic] with this type of talent.”City’s 1-0 victory moved them back above Manchester United – 4-0 victors at home to Crystal Palace earlier – at the top of the league on goal difference, with a five-point gap opening up to Spurs in third position. “It’s still only September,” Guardiola said. “We still have United and the Harry Kane team [Spurs]. That [United] is a José Mourinho team. With José, it will be so tough. But it’s important to show we can play like that. We showed in the first minute that we were coming here to win the game and Kevin showed, once again, how good he is.” Barney Ronay Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Following the goalless draw with Arsenal, Chelsea have now failed to score in back-to-back league games at Stamford Bridge for the first time since November 2012. “We played against a really good team,” Conte said. “We created chances but didn’t take them and in this type of game it’s very important to score first. Great compliments to Manchester City.” Pep Guardiola
Aditya K Halder New DelhiMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 09:51 IST Sreeshankar holds the long jump national record of 8.20m (@afiindia Photo)Long jump prodigy M Sreeshankar will be skipping upcoming Federation Cup – starting next Friday in Patiala – due to a left heel injury, which sidelined him for three weeks.The injury, occurred on his take-off leg, puts the teenager’s Asian Athletic Championship qualification hopes in jeopardy as Sreeshankar failed to meet the qualifying mark of 7.90m at the two recently-concluded Indian Grand Prix this month.”The injury occurred during the pre-season and aggravated at the IGP in Sangrur. My doctor suggested me not to put any pressure on my leg for the next two weeks and then asked to resume light training. I have also asked to use crutches during the period,” the 19-year-old jumper told Mail Today from Palakkad, Kerala.Sreeshankar, who holds the national record of 8.20m, participated in IGP I & III (as other two events didn’t have long jump), and his best jump of 7.74m came in Sangrur.The teenager rued the weather conditions and less number of competitors as they played a big role in aggravating his injury and restrained him from crossing the qualification mark.”The injury made things difficult for me and held me back from giving my best. Apart from that, the weather in Patiala and Sangrur were dreadful. It was never above 11-12 degrees in Sangrur, and made my landings painful. On top of that, having fewer competitors meant I had to go for next jumps without any rest,” he explained.Sreeshankar, who trains under father Murali and national coach Bedros Bedrosian in Palakkad, showed concern over his Asian Championship qualification chances and has requested Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to allow him to appear for a trial after he recovers by the beginning of next month.advertisement”I have written to AFI, informing about my injury and have requested to allow me for a trial by the first week of April. I am hopeful they will accept my plea and I will finally secure an Asian Championship spot,” said an optimistic Sreeshankar.Being slated five months apart from each other, Asian Championship (April 21-24) and World Championship (September 28 to October 6) have created a dilemma for the athletes to peak at the right time.Sreeshankar, who is targeting to break the Asian record of 8.49m and already secured qualification for the Worlds at Nationals last year, feels it is indeed going to be a tricky season and sighted it as the probable reason behind less number of athletes turning up for the IGP.”It is going to be a tricky season. Previously they used to be a couple of months apart, so athletes could prepare accordingly to peak at the right time. Being months apart means we will have to peak twice in the season. I feel it is probably the reason for such a low turnout of athletes at IGP.”For me personally, the target is to break the Asian record. I feel confident after having a strong pre-season where I managed to touch 8.30m mark. My objective will be to break it at events that matter the most,” he concluded.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 SreeshankarFollow heel injuryFollow Federation CupFollow Long jumpFollow Athletics Federation of India Heel injury forces Sreeshankar out of Federation CupSreeshankar showed concern over his Asian Championship qualification chances and has requested Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to allow him to appear for a trial after he recovers by the beginning of next month.advertisement
New York: Pakistan’s real “existential threat” is not India but its “internal extremists” and the terror groups like the TTP, former CIA Director Gen David Petraeus has said as he hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be able to deal with the challenges facing the country. Petraeus, during an interactive session at the Indian Consulate here on Tuesday following his address on the topic of the Indo-Pacific, said Prime Minister Khan is facing a daunting challenge in his country where the economy is “very distorted” and the “realities of the situation are really quiet difficult.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The challenge for Pakistan, of course, is that the existential threat is not the country to its east, it is not India. It is the internal extremists. It is a very diabolically difficult problem to deal with,” he said. Petraeus, a partner in the international investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, was the special guest for the ‘New India Lecture’ series organised by the Consulate General of India, New York in partnership with the US India Strategic Partnership Forum. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsResponding to a question on US-Pakistan relationship, Petraeus said he has experienced the bilateral ties “on a very first hand basis” as the Commander of the US Central Command around the year 2009 and there have been some “positive” as well as “disappointing and frustrating periods” in ties between Washington and Islamabad. He added that the US has always provided “enormous” support to Pakistan, recalling that he and former special adviser on Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke went to the US Congress and got USD 7.5 billion for economic assistance for Pakistan over a five-year period, which was in addition to the USD two billion already extended in various categories of defence assistance and counter-terrorism support. “At the end of the day, of course there was a degree of disappointment,” he said. On Afghanistan, the veteran and decorated US military officer said while the Afghans are fighting and dying for their country, “sadly the momentum of recent years has been against Afghanistan rather than for it”.
In today’s Big Story podcast, you know all those cool tiny parts that make up the universe? The invisible particles and micro-organisms and molecules that we can’t see, but play their own crucial parts in keeping the world in harmony? Well, microplastics are just like them. Except they’re plastic, we made them and they don’t help keep anything in harmony.So what are they and where can they be found? How can we try to filter them out? What do they to do people and animals? And just how much of them are we eating, or drinking, or even breathing right now?GUEST: Rachel Chen (Read Rachel’s guide to microplastics at Chatelaine.com)Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/dai/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_08162019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.