Ravindra Jadeja doesn't just swing his bat like a sword after hitting the best of bowlers out of the park. While he might have made that art famous, there's more to the India all-rounder off the field. His hair and sharp beard are often discussed, but it's his love for pets -- especially horses -- that sets him apart from his colleagues. Whether it's Twitter or Instagram, the star all-rounder has shared pictures and thoughts about his love for horses regularly with his fans. On Tuesday, Jadej a posted a photograph on his Instagram Stories. The picture features the left-handed batsman with a horse. "Forever love," he wrote, using the heart emoji and added a horse emoji as well. In the snap, Jadeja is seen holding the hair of the horse as the pet stands still. The brown and white horse stands in a lush green field while Jadeja interacts with it from the other side of what appears to be a cement fence. Ravindra Jadeja posted a story on Instagram with his horse. Photo . . .
Getty Images Collin Morikawa joined elite company with his Open Championship victory at Royal St. George's earlier this month. The 24-year-old American became just the second player in men's golf history to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship before turning 25. The other men's golfer to accomplish that feat is Tiger Woods, who's tied with Sam Snead for the most wins (82) in PGA Tour history. Morikawa can add to his impressive resume this week at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Morikawa's odds improved after Spain's Jon Rahm and USA's Bryson DeChambeau, both among the pre-tournament favorites, dropped out due to a positive COVID-19 test. William Hill Sportsbook lists Morikawa at 7-1 in the 2020 Olympic men's golf odds, followed closely by fellow Americans Xander Schauffele (9-1) and Justin Thomas (9-1). Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is one of the other top Olympic golf contenders at 11-1. Before making any 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's golf picks, be sure to see the Tokyo 2020 . . .
The top-ranked high school football player in the Class of 2022 is weighing a major decision that could chart the course for others like him in the future amid the changing landscape of college sports. Quinn Ewers, a five-star quarterback committed to Ohio State , told Yahoo Sports he is "leaning toward" forgoing his senior season to join the Buckeyes ahead of the 2021 campaign, which would allow him to benefit sooner off his name, image and likeness. Ewers could earn nearly a million dollars over the next year, according to Yahoo , as he already has offers from companies that he would not be able to accept as a high school athlete in Texas. The 6-foot-3 signal-caller might not be in position to see the field immediately for the Buckeyes, but that's no certainty since the Big Ten favorites do not return a single quarterback with in-game passing experience at the collegiate level. "I don't really know, I don't have a final decision made quite yet," Ewers told Yahoo Sports. . . .
College athletes' newly granted ability to profit off their name, image and likeness as of July 1 has already changed a lot. Some of the most visible players in college football are raking in cash, and Alabama coach Nick Saban even claimed that Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young — who has not started a game in college yet — has lined up roughly $1 million in endorsement deals . Of course the starting quarterback at Alabama will cash in, but so will other top signal callers. Trading card and collectibles company Panini America announced Wednesday that it has signed three of college football's top quarterbacks to deals: Miami's D'Eriq King , Wisconsin's Graham Mertz and Ole Miss' Matt Corral . Panini said in a release that the deal involves "public memorabilia signings on products including footballs, helmets, custom prints as well as mail-in memorabilia signings." “NIL has created an opportunity for us to work with college student athletes in a new way. We . . .
Sergio Aguero has vowed to continue playing at "the highest level" after Manchester City confirmed their all-time record goalscorer will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. City manager Pep Guardiola met Aguero, 32, on Monday to inform him of the club's decision not to renew his deal after a season spent largely on the sidelines, with injuries and illness keeping him to only 14 appearances. Aguero, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, was later told by City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak that he would be honoured with a statue at the Etihad Stadium, which will stand alongside those of his former team-mates David Silva and Vincent Kompany. The Argentina international has helped City win four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and five League Cups over his 10-year stay, with the club still chasing a quadruple this season. Transfer Centre | City interested in Danny Ings as Sergio Aguero replacement Who will replace Sergio . . .
India's first super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete in the Olympics, Satish Kumar, eased into the quarterfinals of his debut Games, defeating Jamaica's Ricardo Brown in his opening bout, on Thursday . In the battle of the debutants, the 32-year-old Satish prevailed 4-1, a comfortable win for him despite the split verdict. The two-time Asian Championships bronze-winner Indian, who has been a multiple-time national champion, was helped by Brown's poor footwork throughout the bout though he did end up sustaining two cuts -- one on his forehead and the other on his chin. "He got cuts because of three head butts during the bout. But it was a very measured performance by Satish, he could have been in trouble had Brown connected because he was huge and powerful," Indian boxing's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI. Next up for Satish will face Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov, the reigning world and Asian champion. Jalolov out-punched Azerbaijan's Mahammad Abdullayev . . .
Football clubs could emerge from the impact of coronavirus as more sustainable in the long-term despite new figures from Deloitte showing a European-wide 3.7billion euro (£3.4bn) reduction in revenue. Key findings from the finance company's 30th Annual Review of Football Finance, published on Thursday, reveal the combined football market across the 'big five' European leagues contracted by 13 per cent in 2019/20, down to 25.2bn euros (£22.1bn). As initially reported by Deloitte in June, Premier League clubs' revenue fell from a record £5.2bn in 2018/19 to £4.5bn over 2019/20 - which was a reduction in total revenue for the first time as a lack of matchday spectators coupled with a rebate and delay of some broadcast income hit home. Premier League clubs report first fall in revenue amid coronavirus impact Gary Neville welcomes fan-led proposals to independently regulate football Deloitte Football Money League: Liverpool join Man Utd in top five for 2019-20 . . .