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Uthappa kept chewing, Shokeen seemed still confident as his team-mates huddled around him.

Rohit Sharma has an unwanted IPL record to his name: most number of ducks. He moved past Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla to get his 14th duck when he had the softest of the dismissals in the second ball against Chennai Super Kings. It was a good ball, alright, swinging in late on the off and middle line from the left-armer Mukesh Chowdhary and perhaps it was the late inswing that did it.

The Delhi youngster Hrithik Shokeen thought he had his first IPL wicket in his first over but it wasn’t to be. He had taken a low return catch, jumped, roared, glared at the batsman Robin Uthappa, who just stood there chewing his gum. Inevitably, the umpires refereed it upstairs to check the legality of the catch. Uthappa kept chewing, Shokeen seemed still confident as his team-mates huddled around him. “Oh he has dragged it along the ground,” Matthew Hayden would say on air. “You see what you wish to see,” Harsha Bhogle would pipe up. As the not-out verdict flashed on the screen, and the Mumbai fielders’ shoulders slumped, Uthappa would flash a lovely smile. Next ball, he crash-landed the youngster’s loopy delivery over the sightscreen. Shokeen would reach out for his collar, and wipe his mouth.

It’s one of the most beautiful slower balls in business, Dwayne Bravo’s drop-dead killer. It suspends in the air, almost, just above the eye-level of the batsman. Is it at that point the batsmen, Daniel Sams in this case, know that he is about to be done? He is just about committed to a shot when that illusionary suspension happens; then it begins to drop dead. Unlike most other pace deliveries, where a batsman almost doesn’t see what’s happening be it because of the sheer pace or a nasty bouncer or a vicious cutter, here he can see his own demise and the weapon all that much clearer. So, Sams watched in what must be rapidly escalating panic, that he is not going to survive.

“For the dipper, just before release, I twist the wrist and pull down on the side of the ball. The thumb and fingers don’t work much but sort of flick it out.” he had told this newspaper. “I go for his thigh pad. What I am really looking to bowl is a full toss! The batsman feels it’s going to be a beamer before it dips so fast on him.”

It’s what MS Dhoni did immediately after hitting the final-ball four that brought a smile. He had a decently long chat with Ishan Kishan, animatedly describing an arc in the field, and then spotted the young debutant Hrithik Shokeen, patted his back to commence another chat. How quickly he slipped into the margdarshak mentor role after getting the 16 runs needed off the final four.


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The seniors category Indian team that reached the World Bridge Championship final, where it lost to Poland.

Krishnan believes one thing ties them all: A high IQ level. “It demands high levels of concentration and analytical skills. In India, there isn’t a lack of intellect so this game suits us in that sense,” he said.

The challenge, Goel said, is to make it accessible to the youth. Like Padhye, Goel, an industrialist, insisted that bridge is a thinking man’s game that is more about mental stimulation, rather than gambling.

“It’s important to realise this so that we can make this sport appealing for the younger generation and take it to schools. A lot of other countries are excelling because they have bridge in their school programmes. Unless we bring younger people to the sport, it won’t flourish as much as it should,” he said. “I hope our silver medal will bring about that change.”

Bridge made its debut at the 2018 Asian Games and India won three medals — gold in men’s pair, bronze in men’s team and bronze in mixed team.

Padhye, who has partnered Mehta in the past, hoped their silver medal will prove to be a catalyst for change, and attract younger players to the sport. “There’s a stigma attached to the sport, unfortunately, and many people mistake it for gambling,” he said.

Padhye, who runs a printing business, recalled how his grandmother “got restless if she did not play a couple of deals every evening”.

In the final, India took on Poland, which had five former world champions in its team. The European giants proved too strong, recording a 45-point win over six sets and 96 deals.

Despite the loss in the final, the bridge community has hailed their performance as path-breaking. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, whose father-in-law Anand Mehta was a bridge player himself, led the accolades, tweeting that “age isn’t a barrier to be the best in the world”.

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has received a bomb threat to his home.

A statement from Cheshire Police read: “On Wednesday 20 April Cheshire Police were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area.

“No evacuations took place but, as a precautionary measure, a police explosives dog attended the address on Thursday 21 April to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.

“No suspicious items were found during the search.

“An investigation into the bomb threat remains ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.”

The threat was reported to Cheshire Police, who conducted a sweep of the England international’s home on Thursday afternoon before confirming that “no suspicious items” were discovered.metasports

Maguire has two young children with his fiancee Fern Hawkins.

A spokesman for Maguire said: “In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home.


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Gary Neville says new manager Erik ten Hag will have to repair the long-term damage that has been done by recent poor performances.

Neville expects interim boss Rangnick, who has seen the current squad up close and personal, to have strong views on who should stay and who should go.

“Recruitment is the most important job in a football club,” he said. “If you get the players wrong, you’re struggling.

“Man Utd have repeatedly flip-flopped over a 10 year period to different philosophies. There have been moments that I believed they were on the right track but how it’s unravelled in the last 8-10 months, from being in a Europa League final to where it is now is alarming.

“I can’t explain it. I don’t think any Man Utd fan can explain it, or probably anyone inside the club can explain why it’s gone from a level which wasn’t at the very top but certainly going in the right direction, to a point where that dressing room looks broken in spirit, in energy, in belief in each other, in likeability of each other as a group.

Neville believes the impact of those results and United’s wretched run of form which has seen them win just four of their last 14 matches could affect the trajectory of players’ careers – and Ten Hag may have to take that into account when he assesses who from the current squad he wants to bring with him on the journey.

“The players have completely lost their confidence and belief,” said Neville. “They don’t want to play football for Manchester United at this moment in time. That’s not they don’t want to play football for the club – they don’t want to play football. They want the season to finish.

“You can see it in their eyes when they warm up, when they walk out, when they’re playing. They just want these games over. But the problem is there is no hiding place at this club. They’ve got Arsenal Saturday, Chelsea next Thursday where all the eyes are still going to be on them and they’re going to have to try to turn up. They’ve got to find something from somewhere.

“I want to be careful in saying there’s long-lasting damage but the mental impact of what’s happening at the club in this moment in time, with the types of defeats they’re suffering, the type of criticism they’re getting, the fans booing them, that’s going to have long-lasting impact on some of those lads to the point where Ten Hag will have to make a decision whether he can recover it – and with some of them he may not be able to. It’s getting that bad.

“There’s a big job to do in many different aspects. The first job is to decide who he wants to keep that’s currently there and then he’s got to decide who he wants to get in with him to make sure that confidence, that belief, that spirit in the dressing room can start to rise.”

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Jaap Stam believes there’s a big difference between the Premier League and the Eredivisie but expects Erik ten Hag to be successful at Manchester United

Richard Arnold, the executive vice-chairman, was also involved and the trio are understood to have agreed Ten Hag was the best candidate for the job.

Mauricio Pochettino, the Paris Saint-Germain manager who previously coached Tottenham and Southampton, and Julen Lopetegui, the Sevilla boss, were also interviewed by United, but the club are believed to have felt the Dutchman was the one that most closely aligned with their plans for the future.

“In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that.

“We wish Erik the best of luck as he focuses on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer.”metasports

Ten Hag told Ajax’s website: “I’m happy that it has been finalised and that it has been officially announced. That clarity is important.”

John Murtough, United’s football director, said: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth.

Edwin van der Sar, Ajax’s chief executive and a former United goalkeeper, said, “we would have liked to have kept Erik for longer”, but added, “he is going to make the step to one of the biggest clubs in the world”.

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Ewers ranked as only the second perfectly rated quarterback recruit since 2000

Missing a bowl game for just the fourth time since Mack Brown took over in 1998 was an embarrassing moment for a Texas program hungry to find the kind of success it enjoyed in the mid-2000s. However, it will soon be forgotten if success comes now. 

Sarkisian earned another fresh start at Texas after rebuilding the roster and nabbing one of the top quarterback transfers of all time. However, the clock to compete for championships flips on again Saturday. 

Of course, the success rides on Ewers proving to be the Golden Boy — the savior at quarterback who was promised. Ewers has not thrown a live game pass in nearly two years, but his high school career was legendary. Ewers threw for 4,003 yards, 45 touchdowns and three interceptions as a sophomore before leading his Carroll squad to the Texas 6A State Championship Game as a junior. He completed 70% of his passes and averaged more than 10 yards per pass attempt in the highest classification of Texas high school football. 

Ewers is still in an open quarterback competition with sophomore Hudson Card, who earned the job out of 2021 camp. The Austin native completed 61.4% of his passes for 590 yards passing and five touchdowns. Card was a blue-chip quarterback recruit of his own who has the advantage of live college football reps. The battle is far from a coronation of any sort, and it will be on full display at the spring game in front of fans on Saturday. 

When Ewers committed to Tom Herman’s staff at Texas in 2020, it energized the program. When he decommitted and headed to Ohio State instead, it doomed Herman’s tenure. The timing of his return could not have been better after the disastrous start to the Sarkisian era. 

After Ewers transferred, Texas finished off the recruiting period with one of the most impressive closings in the nation, especially on offense. The Longhorns added 11 blue-chip signees in the week after Ewers committed, and later added star Wyoming receiver Isaiah Neyor and Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley as touted transfers. Fellow Alabama transfer receiver Agiye Hall could be next. The recruiting class ended top five in the country, joining rival Texas A&M and three of the five teams with national titles in the playoff era. 

Calling Ewers a generational quarterback prospect is an understatement. The Southlake (Texas) Carroll product emerged as the first perfect 1.0000 quarterback recruit in the 247Sports Composite since Vince Young — the only quarterback to win a national championship on the 40 Acres in the last 50 years. There have only been five other perfect 1.0000 recruits since 2000; for comparison, Trevor Lawrence was a 0.9999. 

Quarterback play has doomed the Longhorns for more than a decade. Texas is entering its 13th consecutive season without an All-Big 12 First Team quarterback, so getting a superstar from the program’s own backyard was a must. 


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Premier League title race: who has the best fixtures in the run-in – Manchester City or Liverpool?

The defending champions would probably still be confident of taking all three points, though, just as they would against Newcastle at the Etihad. A postponed trip to Molineux is not as intimidating as it first appears when you consider that Wolves have looked better on the road this season.

By the time of a trip to Elland Road, Leeds may well be safe. City thrashed Marcelo Bielsa’s side 7-0 in the reverse fixture before Christmas, though could face a sterner test against Jesse Marsch, who has brought greater structure to the frenetic pressing.One of the first things you will notice about City’s run-in is that there are no meetings with their fellow members of the so-called ‘big six’. All those are out of the way now, with 19 points taken from a possible 27.

Instead, Pep Guardiola’s side are left to face a number of mid-table sides with little left to play for. Only Watford, who visit the Etihad on 23 April, are in desperate need of points in order to survive.

After initially appearing to be done and dusted by Christmas, it now seems as though there may be a Premier League title race after all.

Manchester City have hardly put a foot wrong since the start of the season, dropping points in just three games since the end of October, but Liverpool are right up behind them.

After a difficult winter, Jurgen Klopp’s side dragged themselves to within one point of the defending champions with a run of 10 consecutive league wins.


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The football world has been offering support and sympathy to Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the announcement on Monday of his baby son’s death.

Rival Premier League club Tottenham wrote on Twitter: “Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends our thoughts and condolences to you and your family.”
Ronaldo’s first child with Rodriguez, Alana Martina, was born in November 2017. He is also father to fraternal twins Eva and Mateo, whom he welcomed via a surrogate in June 2017. The doting dad also shares his son, Cristiano Jr., 11, with a former partner who has never been publicly named.
In a statement, the Portuguese star’s former club Real Madrid wrote: “Real Madrid C.F., its president and its Board of Directors deeply lament the death of one of the children that our beloved Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, were expecting.”
“Real Madrid shares the pain of the whole family and wants to show them all our love and affection.”
Manchester City, a rival club of United, tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester City sends our deepest condolences to you and Georgina.”
Several football clubs in addition to Manchester City posted to social media in support of Ronaldo, including Liverpool and Leeds United.
Liverpool wrote on Twitter: “All of us here at Liverpool FC send our deepest condolences to you, Georgina and the family.” Later on Tuesday, 


 play United in a Premier League game.

Meanwhile, Arsenal said: “Everyone at Arsenal sends our deepest condolences to you, Georgina and the whole family. We will have you in our thoughts.”
Sporting, Ronaldo’s first professional club, wrote: “Lots of strength, Cristiano. The Sportinguista family is with you.”
Former Brazil star and three-time World Cup winner Pele said: “My friend, I send you my prayers and my condolences at this very difficult time. May God comfort your hearts and enlighten every step of the way.”
James Rodriguez, Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid teammate, said: “Strength for you and your family.”
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Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Ronaldo and Rodriguez began a relationship in 2016. The couple, who have a child together, Alana Martina, announced they were expecting twins in October.

In addition to the children he shares with Rodriguez, Ronaldo has twins born via surrogate, Mateo and Eva Marie, and a son, Cristiano Jr.

Rodriguez is the subject of the reality TV series “I Am Georgina,” which premiered on Netflix in January.

Ronaldo, 37, is in the middle of his second stint with Manchester United. He has 15 goals for the Red Devils in 26 Premier League matches.

“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.

Rodriguez had given birth to a twin boy and twin girl, but one of them died.

“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel,” their statement read.

“Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy,” the team’s editorial staff wrote on the club website.

Manchester United also offered their condolences on Twitter.

“Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano,” the club tweeted.

“Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be on the pitch Tuesday for Manchester United’s match against Liverpool as the star soccer player deals with the loss of his newborn son.

Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez announced their devastating loss in a joint statement posted on social media Monday. Manchester United threw its support behind Ronaldo and his family in their time of need.


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Penning is projected to be a mid-to-late first-round pick on some mock drafts. Draft experts believe he could be a good fit to potentially protect Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.

Penning was a First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection. He is listed at 6-foot-7, 325 pounds. He ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash and a three-cone drill time of 7.25 seconds.

“He gets his hands on guys and he wants to punish them and put them down on the ground. He’s got Jon Runyan’s demeanor. He’s that type of a nasty guy. He’s not getting out of the first round. He can play guard, which he has done. He can play tackle, he can play left tackle, right tackle. Lots of flexibility with Trevor Penning.”

“Maybe my favorite offensive lineman in this whole draft is Trevor Penning from Northern Iowa. We were down at the Senior Bowl and when you play for Northern Iowa everybody wants to see how you’re going to do against the best of the best at the Senior Bowl and he just mauled everybody,” Baldinger said. 

Neal was a national champion for Alabama and was a First-Team All-SEC and consensus All-American in 2021. He’s listed at 6-foot-7 and 337 pounds. He could be taken off the board within the first five or 10 picks.

Ekwonu is as high as No. 3 in some NFL mock drafts. He was a unanimous All-American and won the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2021. He’s listed at 6-foot-4, 301 pounds with a 40-yard dash time of 4.93 seconds and a three-cone drill time of 7.82 seconds.

Baldinger said Alabama’s Evan Neal was another lineman he liked in the draft.

“Evan Neal, I mean look he turned down scholarships to Ivy League schools. He’s a very bright kid. But it’s always Evan Neal,” Baldinger said. “He started 41 straight games at Alabama. He started at left guard 13 games his freshman season at Alabama right away. He was coming out of high school he was 6-7, 335 pounds. He carries it well. He’s a really, really good-looking prospect. Those two are at the top.”