Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who had earlier taken a short break from the game due to his struggles with mental health, is all set to make a comeback to cricket with the Big Bash League (BBL). Confirming the news, Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey said that the 31-year-old had joined their pre-season camp and is all set to lead the side in the ninth edition of the lucrative T20 tournament. "We're pleased to see Glenn in green and ready to lead our side with a big season ahead," the International Cricket Council (ICC) official website quoted Hussey as saying. Hussey further lauded Maxwell by saying that he is an 'incredible talent' and a crucial part of Melbourne Stars. "He's an incredible talent and a key part of our club but health and well-being comes first and it's important that he's been able to take some time away to focus on that," Hussey added. In October, Maxwell had taken an indefinite break from the game ahead of Australia's final T20I of the … [Read more...] about Glenn Maxwell to return to cricket with Big Bash League
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Teenager Mason Greenwood again grabbed his chances for Manchester United, scoring twice in a 4-0 thrashing of AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday. Earlier Arsenal came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Standard Liege and also make sure of a place in the last 32 as Group F winners.With Wolves, who crushed Besiktas 4-0, also advancing, English clubs ended with a full house in Europe with the three Europa League entries following the Premier League’s four Champions League teams into the knockout rounds.Spanish clubs also completed a full set when Getafe joined already-qualified Sevilla and Espanyol by scoring three times in the last 14 minutes to beat Krasnodar 3-0 in a showdown for second place in Group C.However, Bundesliga leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach and Italian power Lazio made surprising exits.At Old Trafford, in a battle for top spot in Group L, Alkmaar matched a youthful United side until the 53rd minute when veteran Ashley Young … [Read more...] about Greenwood, Saka star as United and Arsenal youth shine in Europa League
IMAGE:Leicester City supporters wave flags in celebration of the season champions after the Premier League match. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images. The Football League has proposed introducing a fifth division as part of a revamp that would involve the biggest shake-up of the English game since the Premier League was founded in 1992. Clubs are being asked to consider a reorganisation into five divisions of 20 teams from the start of the 2019-20 season, the Football League, which has 72 members, announced in a statement on its website on Thursday.If adopted, it would mean the Football League becoming a four-division competition below the Premier League, including a new League Three, with 100 clubs in the professional game. At present, the bottom two teams in League Two are relegated but under the proposal they would not go down at the end of the 2018-19 season. Instead, six more clubs would join the Football League as well as the two promoted from the National League. The League … [Read more...] about English Football League set for major shake-up?
Manchester City and Manchester United secured their places in the last 16 with a game to spare but Jurgen Klopp’s and Mauricio Pochettino’s sides still have work to do on the final matchday if they want to be in the hat for the draw on December 17. Here’s the overall picture, as well as what Liverpool and Tottenham must do to keep their Champions League hopes alive... The Champions League Winners TrophySource:Getty Images AS IT STANDS OVERALL Through to round of 16: Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona*, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto*, Real Madrid*, Roma, Schalke *confirmed group winners Can still reach round of 16: Inter, Liverpool, Lyon, Napoli, PSG, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Will move to Europa League round of 32: Benfica, Club Brugge, Valencia Can still finish third: CSKA Moscow, Red Star Belgrade, Galatasaray, Hoffenheim, Lokomotiv Moscow, Viktoria Plzen Will finish fourth: AEK Athens, Monaco, PSV … [Read more...] about Champions League permutations: What Liverpool and Tottenham must do to progress
La Liga, the top tier of the Spain’s football league announced cricketer Rohit Sharma is its brand ambassador in India. He becomes the first non-footballer in the league’s 90-year-old history to endorse the brand. “I have been a Real Madrid fan since my school days, and was over the moon when I came to know of this opportunity,” Sharma said. Rohit Sharma came on board after being sounded out by Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, La Liga India last year. LaLiga has been actively taking initiatives to promote the football, including group screenings, and friendly games. “India is a very important market for La Liga from a global perspective. We came here in 2017 to get a better understanding of the pulse of the nation. Over the past two years, and after several ground-breaking initiatives, it is obvious that India has a huge appetite for football,” Cachaza said. La Liga has made concerted efforts to catch up with the Premier League in the … [Read more...] about Making history: Rohit Sharma named La Liga’s brand ambassador in India, becomes first non-footballer to endorse league