Sports news 05 Mar, 2021
'You can think of all sorts of excuses': Andrew Strauss reveals reasons behind England's batting struggles in India - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
India vs England: Speaking on Channel 4, former England captain Andrew Strauss criticised the performance by the batters and said that England can no longer make any excuses.
'No one should have a doubt about PCB's incompetence': Akhtar wants PM, courts to take action after PSL 6 is postponed - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Akhtar requested the honourable courts and the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into the matter as according to him, it had damaged the reputation of Pakistan cricket.
Manchester United borrow £60m as net debt rises amid Covid-19 pandemic - The GuardianThe Guardian
Manchester United accessed a £60m draw-down of their available £200m credit line in order to cover soaring debts
Chelsea compound Liverpool's miserable title defence, positioning themselves for top-four place and leaving Reds behind - ESPN IndiaESPN India
For the first time in club history, Liverpool have lost five straight at home. Chelsea, meanwhile, have the Champions League places in their sights.
Barcelona to face Athletic in Copa del Rey final - Barca BlaugranesBarca Blaugranes
The two teams meet yet again
Barcelona have turned their season around – Is it enough to keep Lionel Messi? | ESPN FC - ESPN UKGoogle News
Temba Bavmua wants to be more than South African cricket's first black African captain - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
'I'd also like to be known as someone who led the team very well and created a legacy for himself'
Siraj adds to reputation with another stellar display - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
Only into his fifth Test, Siraj has developed a knack of collecting prized scalps.
NZ vs AUS Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Australia tour of New Zealand, 4th T20I - CricTrackerCrictracker.com
Check out the New Zealand vs Australia Dream11 Prediction, playing XI updates, fantasy tips & much more for 4th T20I match
In pictures: How Kieron Pollard hit six sixes in an over - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
The West Indies batsman added his name to record books against Akila Dananjaya who had just taken a hat-trick
The Timo Werner goal-drought apology tour continues - We Ain't Got No HistorySB Nation
Don’t call it a comeback, been here for months
Manchester derby preview: 'A draw is like a win' for Man United vs. Man City | ESPN FC - ESPN UKGoogle News
With series on the line, Australia hope for Wellington encore vs New Zealand 2021 | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
New Zealand, who are leading the 5-match T20I series 2-1, will be further strengthened by the return of Mitchell Santner
Irfan Pathan Shares "Post Retirement Pic" With Brother Yusuf Ahead Of Road Safety Series - NDTV SportsNDTV News
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan will play for India Legends in the Road Safety World Series due to begin tomorrow.
Has Vettel got his mojo back with Aston Martin? - Motorsport.com, Edition: GlobalMotorsport.com
Has Sebastian Vettel got his mojo back after his move to the rebranded Aston Martin Formula 1 team? Adam Cooper considers the impact of the German's move to the team formerly known as Racing Point.
Rajasthan Royals plan to open academy in Bangaladesh | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
The IPL franchise is hoping to scout players from Bangladesh in order to build their fanbase in the country
Jurgen Klopp threatens to pull Liverpool players from internationals, is he in the right? | ESPN FC - ESPN UKGoogle News
Reports: Juventus ‘in pole’ position to sign Manuel Locatelli this summer - Black & White & Read All OverBlack & White & Read All Over
Time to get your hopes up more than you should.
Warner trumps Carey's effort as NSW win | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
Carey's 99 carried South Australia only till 205, which New South Wales chased down with six wickets and 19.5 overs to spare
Mendy: “It’s a pleasure to work for Zidane” - Managing MadridManaging Madrid
The defender talked to CNEWS and praised his coach.
Six sixes in six balls: Kieron Pollard becomes third batsman to produce perfect over – video - The GuardianThe Guardian
Kieron Pollard of West Indies has become the third batsman to score six sixes in one over in international cricket.
‘There’s no real emotional connection with the owners’ – Shane Watson gets candid on his experience with RCB - CricTrackerCrictracker.com
Shane Watson in a candid chat revealed how he felt that there wasn't any emotional connection with the owners while playing for RCB
Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs react after Kieron Pollard joins them in hitting six sixes in an over - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Pollard's exploits were lauded by the entire cricket fraternity, including the two people who know what the experience feels like, Gibbs and Yuvraj.
Yorkshire rope in Lockie Ferguson for T20 Blast | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
The New Zealand pacer last dabbled in the England domestic T20 circuit in 2018, representing Derbyshire
Radhe Shyam: Just 4 Songs & 1 Fight! - GulteGulte
Radhe Shyam is one of the keenly anticipated movies which will be hitting theaters across the country this summer. The film has pan-India stars Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in lead roles. Post the success of Baahubali and Saaho, Prabhas' North Indian fan base incr…
Bayern Munich’s battle for playing time at wing is heating up - Bavarian Football WorksBavarian Football Works
With Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, and Leroy Sané all available, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has a tough call to make against Borussia Dortmund.
Twitter reacts to Pant's harmless sledging getting the better of Crawley as batsman throws wicket away on very next ball - SportsCafeSportsCafe
Rishabh Pant has been constantly on batsman’s years ever since he assumed the Test wicket-keeper role and it was no different this time as well. Today, he sledged Zak Crawley incessantly from behind the stumps and that ploy worked well as the Kent batsman han…
Three more players test positive for Covid-19 at PSL 2021 - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
Decision taken after emergency virtual meeting with franchises on Thursday
Match Preview - New Zealand vs Australia, Australia in New Zealand 2020/21, 4th T20I - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
New Zealand have been handed a boost with Mitchell Santner being available after illness
Former Sri Lanka, CSK star Suraj Randiv is now a bus driver in Australia - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
Suraj Randiv, who was a part of Sri Lanka’s playing eleven in the 2011 World Cup final, has become a bus driver in Australia to make ends meet after parting his ways with the sport.
'Whenever I deserve' - FC Goa's Ishan Pandita emphasises hunger for more game time - Goal IndiaSporting News
Athletic Club and Osasuna have also been informed that they must pay back taxes after taking advantage of unfair rates.
Argentina Open: Sumit Nagal beats Cristian Garin to register biggest win of his career - The HinduThe Hindu
He will play Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the quarterfinal.
FC GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (0 - 1) - Highlights - (GdB - PSG) / 2020-2021 - Ligue 1 Uber Eats OfficialGoogle News
Swiss Open 2021: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap Crash Out; B Sai Praneeth Through - News18News18
Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap crashed out, while B Sai Praneeth booked his place in the pre-quarters of the Swiss Open.
Why are AC Milan dropping points in matches they were previously winning in Serie A? | ESPN FC - ESPN UKYouTube
AC Milan’s title aspirations are unravelling before their eyes as they dropped easy points vs. Udinese, drawing 1-1 after earning a late penalty. Gab Marcott...
Manu’s Grab Bag: Super Subs - Black & White & Read All OverBlack & White & Read All Over
We talk Bernardeschi’s redemption, Morata’s importance, a slumping Swede and stopping penalty kicks.
Esteban Ocon: 'Trust me, Fernando Alonso will be ready' | F1 News by PlanetF1 - PlanetF1PlanetF1
Esteban Ocon is looking to recapture the "podium feeling", but knows his returning team-mate Fernando Alonso will be as good as ever.
Mourinho: “Why did it take time for Bale to reach his good form? Ask Real Madrid” - Managing MadridManaging Madrid
The Welsh attacker has been impressive for Tottenham in recent weeks and Mourinho tried to explain why it took him so long.
'For sure, it’s going to be Roger Federer', says ATP ace - Tennis World USATennis World USA
The Swiss Maestro has been the epitome of sustained excellence and longevity
Pep Guardiola reacts to Barcelona president’s arrest - Barca BlaugranesBarca Blaugranes
Former FC Barcelona captain and manager Pep Guardiola has responded to the arrest of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, alongside several other former higher-ups at the club, “I know it is not a...
Recent Match Report - Gladiators vs Sultans 14th Match 2020/21 - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
At the 14th attempt, the unthinkable happened: the team asked to bat first managed to win a match
Road Safety World Series 2021: Full schedule, match time, live streaming - Business StandardBusiness Standard
India legends vs Bangladesh Legends will clash in the Road Safety World cricket series 2021 opener on March 5. Check full schedule, squad, match timings, live telecast details here
FIFA requesting to postpone CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers - mundoalbiceleste.commundoalbiceleste.com
FIFA are reportedly requesting to get the South American World Cup qualifiers delayed. With the COVID restrictions all around the world and with many South American players based in Europe, FIFA will reportedly request to CONMEBOL to get this month's South Am…
Report: Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka to leave Nike and join Adidas - Bavarian Football WorksBavarian Football Works
It seems likely that Leon Goretzka’s time with Nike is ending, joining a significant amount of footballers following the same path.
OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus exercise option on Weston McKennie - Black & White & Read All OverBlack & White & Read All Over
The Texas boy will be staying with Juventus for a while.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Nabi keep chasing trend alive as Karachi Kings return vs Peshawar Zalmi | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
Karachi Kings registered their third win, beating Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets
Williams, pacers help Zimbabwe take 1-0 lead | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
Muzarabani, Nyauchi and Tiripano picked eight of the 10 wickets as Afghanistan crashed to 135 in their second innings
England tour of India, 2021: Two challenging weeks don't define us as a team: Joe Root | Cricbuzz.com - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzCricbuzz
In the last two Tests, they have registered three of the four lowest scores ever made by an England team in India
Bayern Munich star David Alaba still pondering future as “dream club” vs. “financial package” remains the deb… - Bavarian Football WorksBavarian Football Works
David Alaba does not appear to be ready to cede any of his financial demands.
Barcelona presidential hopeful Joan Laporta: Lionel Messi leaves if I don't win - ESPN IndiaESPN India
Joan Laporta has said Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer if anyone other than him is elected as the club's new president on Sunday.
Man United handed excuse of Man City's domination - Football365.comFootball365.com
Football365.com - Saying that Man City being so far ahead is 'bad for football' hands Chelsea and Man United an excuse.
Rajasthan: MS Dhoni inaugurates cricket academy; Cops use force to disperse large gathering - Yahoo India NewsYahoo Entertainment
It is being reported that the police had resorted to lathi-charge in Jakhal village in Jalore district of Rajasthan where cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s...
Seat broken by Glenn Maxwell's six in Wellington to be auctioned for charity - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Maxwell's shot was so hard that it drilled a hole into one of the plastic seats at the empty Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
'Kumble would have gotten 1000 Test wickets, Harbhajan around 700': Gambhir reacts to Yuvraj Singh's tweet - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir weighed in on the topic, saying that even though he does not agree with Yuvraj on his opinion, he still believes Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh would have ended their careers with a lot more wickets.
'My words never intended to insult or degrade': Dale Steyn tweets apology for remark on IPL - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Dale Steyn tweeted an apology for his remark on the IPL and said the Indian Premier League has been ‘amazing’ in his shaping his own career.
Home-Test specialist Umesh Yadav carves out his own niche - ESPNcricinfoESPN Cric Info
The quick, who has some nifty tricks up his sleeve, is four strikes away from 100 Test wickets at home
Warner won't be barracking for England Test team - cricket.com.aucricket.com.au
Australia opener stops short of offering Ashes rival pre-match support ahead of fourth Test in India
India vs England: Curators or Groundsmen are Never Allowed to Prepare Pitches Their Way: Former Motera Curator - News18News18
England’s players are yet to complain about pitches all series, even though they have been asked about it countless times.
ICC T20I Rankings: KL Rahul firm at 2nd spot, Kohli moves to 6th - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
New Zealand batsmen Devon Conway and opener Martin Guptill made significant gains in the ranking list
Romantic pictures of Yuzvendra Chahal & Dhanashree Verma from their beach vacation - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and choreographer and YouTuber Dhanashree Verma are giving us major couple goals with their romantic pictures from their Maldives vacation on social media. Yuzvendra Chahal got married to Dhanashree Verma in Gurugram on Dec…
BCCI’s fear of farmer protests saw Mohali losing out as IPL venue - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
A top BCCI official told The Indian Express that an agitation in or around the stadium would 'attract attention of the global media'.
Do you know Anushka Sharma steals clothes from husband Virat Kohli's wardrobe? - Asianet NewsableAsianetnews.com
Anushka Sharma once confessed that she loves to steal clothes from Virat Kohli's wardrobe, read on.
Report: Australia Could Be Out Of WTC Final Following ICC's Decision To Bring Forward Cricket South - Cricket AddictorCricketaddictor.com
In an interesting turn of events, the Tim Paine-led Australia might not qualify for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final even if England defeats India in the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
'Assumed I would've been picked up at base price': Australia all-rounder surprised at IPL purchase - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The all-rounder was purchased at more than four times his base price.
'I can't bench 300kg' - Israel Adesanya implies he could be in trouble if Jan Blachowicz capitalises on his weight advantage - SportskeedaSportskeeda
Israel Adesanya has surprised many in the MMA world by claiming that he would compete for the light heavyweight championship (205 pounds) on March 6th at 193 pounds.