SAN JOSE — Brent Burns has the flu and could miss his first game in over five seasons Sunday when the Sharks host the Chicago Blackhawks, potentially leaving the team without another one of its Norris Trophy winning defensemen.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.Erik Karlsson, the Sharks’ two-time Norris winner, will miss his second game in a row — and 11th of the last 16 — because of a groin injury.Burns stayed home Saturday as Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said there’s a …
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday tried to manufacture an elaborate defence of its World Cup trophy goof-up, claiming that the original trophy was intended for only promotional purposes.ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat asserted that the original trophy was presented to India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “It is very disappointing that media reports do not represent the fact. India got the trophy which was intended to be delivered to them,” Lorgat said at a press conference in Mumbai.The trophy presented to Australia, the World Cup winners in 1999, 2003 and 2007, was the original one with the names of all the winning nations embossed on the base. By contrast, the replica handed to Dhoni’s conquering team, had a blank base. Lorgat did not explain this difference.File photo of Sachin Tendulkar walking by at the presentation ceremony of the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa. Highlighted area shows the distinguishing feature of the 2003 trophy.Far from owning up to the hoax that had been played on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s world-beating team and the millions of Indian fans – they got only a replica of the World Cup trophy – the ICC claimed that the original trophy, stuck with the Mumbai customs after no one came forward to pay the duty for its release, would have been used for promotional work in Mumbai.However, a senior customs official contradicted Lorgat, saying that ICC officials had haggled over the payment of duty till Friday evening – a day before the India-Sri Lanka final.advertisement”The ICC officials initially did not want to pay up the duty. They claimed that the trophy would be presented at the World Cup ceremony and then taken back. It should not attract any duty, as it had no commercial value. However, when we did not relent they agreed to pay up the duty and were haggling on the amount to be paid. The discussions were on till Friday afternoon. On Friday evening, they suddenly told us that we could keep the cup as they were not going to pay,” said a customs official.The customs team, led by additional commissioner K Premchand had evaluated the trophy at Rs 60 lakh and fixed the duty at Rs15 lakh.Non payment of duty led to the trophy being detained by the customs. By all accounts it seems the ICC decided to present the replica only after the “haggling” over the customs duty failed to resolve the issue.Lorgat’s claim that India got the trophy intended for the winners was challenged by former ICC president Ehsan Mani. Nailing Lorgat’s lie, Mani said the convention was to present the original trophy.”It (the original trophy) should have been in Mumbai and the Indian players should have been given the privilege to pose with the real trophy,” he said, adding that the least the ICC could do was to apologise for the goof-up.Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), explained that the perpetual trophy which should have been at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday night was not there as it was with the customs. “It would have been better had they got their hands on the real trophy,” he told reporters.Bishan Singh Bedi, former India skipper, told a television channel, “The original trophy has to be with the boys.”Colin Gibson, ICC’s head of media and communications, had an interesting explanation for letting the trophy remain in the customs warehouse. “It was only to ensure its safe keeping,” he said.Established conventions also contradict Lorgat. Original trophies are always presented to the winners at award ceremonies.For instance, this is also done by FIFA, the world governing body of football, and FIH, the world body governing hockey.Cricket too had a running – or perpetual – trophy between 1975 and 1983 when the World Cup was called the Prudential Cup before the insurance company’s sponsorship agreement ended.The World Cup was then organised by the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), as the English Cricket Board was earlier known as.In 1987 when the World Cup was held in India and Pakistan, the Reliance Cup was presented to Australia. A replica was given later, according to the then Indian team manager PR Man Singh.In fact, Singh was allowed to take the original trophy to India after furnishing a bond of 60,000 on TCCB’s insistence.In 1992, the Waterford Crystal Trophy was presented to Pakistan and in 1996 the Wills Trophy to Sri Lanka. It was only during Jagmohan Dalmiya’s tenure as ICC president that a permanent, perpetual trophy was instituted.advertisementDalmiya presented the new World Cup trophy, with provision to engrave winners’ names on its round base, for the first time to Aussie captain Steve Waugh in 1999. His successor Ricky Ponting won the cup in 2003 and 2007.In 2007, a trophy with a different base and a solitary round golden tablet, was presented to Ponting.This was given to them along with the perpetual trophy. The Cup that was presented to Dhoni didn’t seem to have even a single golden tablet – as visible from photographs.The ICC has not clarified the kind of promotional work it had planned in Mumbai with less than 24 hours for the India-Sri Lanka final.According to Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) spokesman Samanjasa Das, the trophy arrived in Mumbai only a day before the final.”The CBEC would like to clarify that two passengers by the name of Mrs Emma Waite and Mr Rixon Heyder arrived by flight 9W 255 on April 1, 2011, at Mumbai airport from Colombo. They were carrying a trophy in their personal baggage which was claimed to be ‘ICC perpetual trophy’,” said Das.According to CBEC, World Cup tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, had written to commissioner of customs, requesting that the trophy may be held in the customs warehouse till it was collected by the same passengers on their return.The customs department has also to share some of the blame.It is silent on why no duty was levied on the trophy when it was brought to Mumbai exactly a month before the first World Cup match was played on February 19 and was taken to the Bombay Stock Exchange by ICC president Sharad Pawar and Lorgat.There is a consensus among former cricket administrators and sporting legends that ICC had not done enough to get the original trophy to the Wankhede.”I would have my tried my best to make sure that the trophy was there on the ground. And if due to some reasons I couldn’t have succeeded, then I would be upfront and say that I made a mistake and I apologise. They should have ensured that the trophy was there,” Ehsan Mani told a TV channel.Former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira and Bedi lambasted those responsible for the fiasco. “They should own it up. They should apologise. Are they so arrogant that they can’t say we are sorry or we made a mistake?” said Ferreira.
Please click on the following links to read about what has been happening around Australia.Old Boys Have Still Got ItAs their name suggests, they are getting on in years, however the Coota Hotel Old Boys continue to defy the aging process in pool three of this year’s men’s touch football competition. Last week Old Boys accounted for Globe Benders 5-1 to give them an amazing 15 tries in their last two outings.http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/news/local/sport/other/old-boys-have-still-got-it/2012895.aspx Orange High Girls Finish Second In StateOrange High School have stormed through the NSW All Schools Touch Football finals in Penrith, finishing second to Kiama High in the final in sweltering heat last Friday. The school’s Year 7 and 8 girls went down 3-0 in the final after sweeping all before them in the preliminary rounds, winning all four of their matches.http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/sport/general/orange-high-girls-finish-second-in-state/2012976.aspx Pup Leads The Way For BulldogsRising Bulldogs star James Western is snapping at the heels of two of the biggest names in Rockhampton Touch Football.When it comes to the scoring touchdowns in Rockhampton’s top men’s competition, Dan Withers and Ian Shuker are the leaders, but Western isn’t far behindhttp://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/03/pup-leads-the-way-for-bulldogs-touch-football-/ Mangrove Jacks Eye Titans’ TitleDarwin Touch newcomers Mangrove Jacks will be doing everything they can to wrestle the title from Titans in the women’s division one grand final to be played at Fannie Bay tonight. The Jacks have taken the competition by storm in their debut season, but they’ll have to knock off the reigning premiers if they want the crown.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/03/198371_ntsport.html Karley To Try Again For Mum Pat Banks had a lot of sayings for her daughter Karley.If Karley failed at something she would tell her to “suck a lemon and try again next time” and if life was really looking bleak, she would say; “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”http://caboolture-shire-herald.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/karley-to-try-again-for-mum/ The Ultimate ShowdownThe best up-and-coming Touch Football talent from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in January 2011 when they compete in the Youth Trans Tasman Test Series.Canberra is set to host the 2011 clash between New Zealand and Australia where boys and girls of various ages fight it out for the ultimate title. To view this story, search for page 30 after clicking on the following link:http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1q4bb/NepeanNews2December2/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://www.yudu.com/item/details/255211/Nepean-News-2-December-2010-Issue-38%3Fedit_mode%3Don Touch Players Compete in NZBeing picked to play for their state meant a lot to Hervey Bay junior touch football players Sophie O’Toole and Lauren Scholl, so they weren’t about to let the opportunity pass them by.The two travelled to New Zealand to compete with the under-16 and under-14 junior representative teams after impressing selectors at the Sunshine Coast touch football carnival in Maryborough in August.http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/story/2010/12/09/giving-it-their-all-sophie-orsquotoole-and-laur/ Students Show Magic Touch Fast breaks, cut-out passes and sliding defences were on display for all to see by the top teams contesting the 17th St Candice’s Regional Invitational Touch Football Competition on Friday, November 26. The Blue Mountains’ showcase primary school level touch football annual event was a roaring success with 10 schools from Lithgow to Springwood registering 46 teams and 460 players.http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/sport/other/students-show-magic-touch/2020180.aspx Second-Half Blitz By JacksMangrove Jacks consumed women’s Darwin Touch grand final opponents Titans in one swallow in a one-sided season decider at Fannie Bay last Friday night. A tight 2-1 half-time turned into a 6-3 second-half rout for the Jacks.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/08/199401_ntsport.html Buckaneers Finish Season In StyleBuckaneers Red star Claire Orford has given herself and team-mate Addison McKenzie the fairytale finish they deserve while the pair brought Emmaus’s fairytale run to an end.Orford’s player-of-the-final performance, combined with a McKenzie double in the showdown, helped Buckaneers Red keep their unbeaten record against Emmaus intact, running out 3-1 winners in the final.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-season-finish-claire-orford-addison Buckaneers Win TitleA first-half master class from star Dan Withers gifted Buckaneers the 2010 Men’s Premier League title.Withers had the ball on a string and his opposition in a spin, combining with young gun Jayden Benbow to inflict a 5-3 win over Bulldogs in the men’s final in slippery conditions on Tuesday night as part of the Rockhampton Touch Association’s grand finals.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-premier-league-title-2010-men Cougars Take Down Their PreyThe rain abated and Emerald’s Open Touch finals were under way at the racecourse touch fields on Wednesday night.Barely a hair could separate the score in the A-grade women’s final between In2Design Cougars and Nunchuckers.http://www.cqnews.com.au/story/2010/12/13/cougars-take-down-their-prey/ Finals Fever Strikes Touch PlayersThe fields of Jubilee Park will be teeming with action tonight as the Wagga Touch Association (WTA) grand finals get underway. Expectations of an explosive contest are running high, following a season of dynamic performances and close matches from the top billings.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/general/finals-fever-strikes-touch-players/2024888.aspx World Cup May Be Within ReachThe world’s best Touch Footballers could be coming to a field near you.The 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup will be held in Australia and Rockhampton could be in the running to host the event.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/17/2015-touch-world-cup-may-be-within-rockys-reach/ Three Wagga Touch Stars Make The Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series TeamThe Wagga Touch Football season may have drawn to a close last week, but the excitement is only just building up for the sport’s finest. Three of Wagga’s brightest stars have reached another level of success following the announcement of the Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series team.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/three-wagga-touch-stars-make-the-australian-youth-trans-tasman-series-team/2031230.aspx If you have seen a Touch Football story in your area that you would like to see on the website, please email it to [email protected]
Cardiff striker Gary Madine explains Sheffield Utd moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City striker Gary Madine insists he’s happy to move to Sheffield United on-loan.The 28-year-old was with United’s city rivals Sheffield Wednesday between 2011 and 2015.In February 2017, Blades boss Chris Wilder accused Madine of “a lack of respect” after the forward was filmed criticising striker Billy Sharp.Madine has failed to score in 20 appearances for the Bluebirds.He told the Sheffield United club website: “There were other teams interested, but believe it or not when I knew Sheffield United was interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance.”I’ve played with some of the lads and against them too, I was dying to make the move happen.”Some people have this perception I don’t like Sheffield United, but that’s not true. I’ve had over 20,000 supporters booing me when I’ve played here before, it’s an intimidating place to come and some players would crumble.”But I’ve always thought I wouldn’t mind being part of that and it is certainly a club on the up, one who play some excellent football.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Manchester United’s Jesse Lindgard will possible be included in England’s line-up against Nigeria in their first warm-up game.This 25-year old midfielder has been quite impressive this season under Jose Mourinho’s reign with 13 goals 5 assists last season despite failing to win any title. Lindgard is expected to be competing with Tottenham’s Delle Ali to secure one spot as attacking midfielder. Yet, according to England manager, Gareth Southgate, as Thisdaylive reported, has different opinion. “I don’t see it as a straight contest between any individual, absolutely they could play together.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The former Middlesbrough manager also said that, “All of our attacking players have different attributes or strengths. Jesse is a fantastic player at recognizing the space, working away from the ball, a great link between midfield and attack,”.Lindgard could play wide as right or left winger, while Delle Ali is normally playing as second striker or as a false nine forward if necessary, so this should not be the case. The real rival of him comes from Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling who often operates on both flanks as well while attacking.
The Argentina National Team manager, Lionel Scaloni, wanted to clear the doubts about the decision to leave Lionel Messi’s number ’10’ shirt alone.Recently in Argentina, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the number ’10’ shirt from the national team as the decision to leave the number alone was made recently until Lionel Messi returned. The local press went nuts over this decision, they feel like the Barcelona star doesn’t deserve such honor and they don’t want this to become a constant thing for Argentina. But there is a large number of journalists and fans who do understand why this decision was made, they want Lionel Messi back to the national team as soon as he has taken a proper break because they know he is still one of the best players in the world who still has a lot to give to Argentina. As a way to clear the doubts there were about this decision, interim manager Lionel Scaloni decided to come out and publicly explain how this decision was made before the international break and how all the players agreed on it.DECISIÓN | Lionel Scaloni: “La número ’10’ es exclusiva de Messi” @marca https://t.co/8GhqpmXrmq pic.twitter.com/qEm8uUZmLu— MARCA Claro Argentina (@MARCAClaroARG) September 10, 2018“The answer to this is very easy, the players who went to the last World Cup and came to these matches kept their number. Argentina’s number ’10’ shirt is Messi’s until he says whether he will stay in the national team or not, it’s as simple as that. The first sensation is that we still haven’t gotten a negative response in regards to that. I was the one who made that decision about the numbers, nobody suggested it but me. We will have to wait but in the meantime, the number ’10’ shirt is only Messi’s and I was the one who decided it. When the best player in the world is not on the field, the team loses, there is no doubt about that. The idea is to form the best possible squad that can make Messi feel comfortable when he is in it. But meanwhile, we will prepare a squad that understands what it means to play with this shirt and then we will see what happens with Lionel,” said Scaloni during a press conference this Monday.#SelecciónArgentina Scaloni: “La 10 es de Messi hasta que decida si sigue o no”: https://t.co/lcTS9dnkrz pic.twitter.com/Lmw4kDQ1H8— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) September 10, 2018Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Contacts with new managers.As the situation stands right now, there are still a few managers who are being contacted by AFA for the job as the National Team boss. The options are few but they are important, the most likely scenario right now could be that they won’t make a decision until 2019 and they are not still sure about the top candidate. One of the latest names who has been mentioned in the Argentina press is Gerardo Martino, a manager who already took the squad a few years ago and wasn’t able to take them to a title success back in 2015 and 2016 when Argentina reached two consecutive Copa America finals and lost both of them against the Chile national team. Martino is arguably one of the best options for the job due to his experience in major tournaments, but it’s still unclear if he would entertain the idea of taking the position again after the way he was sacked last time. Certainly, Lionel Messi would like this manager to take the job, because both have a very good relationship that dates back to their time in Barcelona.#Selección La camiseta de #Messi no se la puso nadie. ¿Y las del resto? Mirá quién cambió su número con respecto al Mundial y quién usa el del Kun, el de Di María, el de Otamendi y muchos más ➡ https://t.co/MiCbtQqTEO pic.twitter.com/1REXRlh2aB— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) September 10, 2018Messi right now is only focused on the Catalan club, where he is practicing every day for next weekend when his squad travels to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad in Anoeta Stadium. This visit has proved to be one of the most difficult matches for the Catalan club in recent years, which is why getting a victory is so important for Messi and his teammates. Just a few days after that game, Barcelona will begin its new Champions League journey as tournament favorites when they face Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou. It will be a busy week for FC Barcelona after the international break, but they will fortunately have many of their most important players well-rested like Lionel Messi because they didn’t travel with their national teams. As far as the number ’10’ controversy goes, the press from Argentina will keep complaining because they still don’t feel like Lionel is worthy of playing for his national team and they will forever feel offended when he gets compared with Diego Maradona.#Seleccion La respuesta de Scaloni sobre por qué no usan la 10: “Es exclusiva de Messi hasta que diga si va a seguir o no…” ➡ https://t.co/kMPW4pdYnO pic.twitter.com/mo8tSSuWbw— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) September 10, 2018What do you think about the decision Scaloni made to retire Argentina’s number ’10’ shirt for the moment? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Jerome Boateng may not have it easy to get back into the Germany team under Joachim Low, reckons Lothar MatthausThe Bayern Munich defender was left out of Germany’s upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures with Russia on Thursday and Netherlands four days later.Amid struggles for form and fitness this season, Boateng explained that the need for a break was behind his omission from the German squad.But Matthaus, who captained Germany to the 1990 World Cup title, suggests that Boateng’s days with the national side could be over.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“It could well be that this is a very long break for Jerome Boateng in the German national team, as long as Low is in charge there,” Matthaus told Sky.“I think that’s because of several factors. First, of course, the sporting achievements of the last few months.“I can well imagine that the national coach did not like that, that Jerome left injured after the 3-0 defeat in Holland last month, and then completed a full training session at FC Bayern on the day of the France match a few days later.”Boateng has made 11 appearances for Bayern in all competitions this season.
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