What did we learn in the Premier League over the weekend? [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Here’s a look at 10 things which stood out, as our writers Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nick Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) share their observations from across the most recent Premier League games. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Let’s get to it. 1. Man City too much, as Alisson melts down (Liverpool 1-4 Man City): There will be talked about whether new signing Ozan Kabak should’ve slotted next to Fabinho or Jordan Henderson at the back, and we’re not sure whether it’s undeserved. Yes, Kabak is 20 and has just arrived from another league, but he was playing for an often under-siege Schalke side and is facing Bayern that different than Man City? He’s also a natural center back who is good with the ball and in the air. That said, Alisson’s day turned into a nightmare pretty much from the moment he made a fine save on Foden … [Read more...] about 10 things we learned in the Premier League – Matchweek 23
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Dwane Casey led a Raptors team that changed its offensive philosophy this season, won a franchise-record 59 games, and all that earned him the title of Coach of the Year as voted by his peers (and he could win the official NBA award, too). Friday, Dwane Casey was fired by Toronto. Beyond the questions of is this fair (no, but life isn’t fair) or is this the smart move comes another big one: Who will be the next coach of the Raptors? When word of Casey’s impending doom started to circulate around the league a couple of days ago, the buzz was they would go with one of their top assistants, an internal candidate who brings change but not much disruption. However, not long after the firing, the name of former Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer came up. So here are the potential new head coaching candidates for Toronto. • Mike Budenholzer. Let go by the Hawks and undone more by his unimpressive work as a GM than his coaching acumen. He may be at the top of Masai … [Read more...] about Who will be Raptors’ next coach? Mike Budenholzer? Jerry Stackhouse?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the opportunity to give a few United fringe players opportunities to impress but ultimately had to turn to his regulars on the bench, with McTominay the one to make the difference. United were frustrated in the first half as they struggled to make the most of their dominance over a West Ham side who offered very little in attack, with Victor Lindelof going closest for the hosts when denied by the upright. Aside from United managing fewer shots, the pattern of the match hardly deviated after the break and it was no surprise to see it remain goalless at the end of the regulation 90 minutes. But the hosts' superiority told in the end with West Ham unable to cancel out McTominay's 97th-minute strike. It quickly became apparent that West Ham's plan was to pack their defence with as many players as possible and it was nearly undone just 11 minutes in, but Anthony Martial was denied by a crucial Angelo Ogbonna intervention that resulted in the Italian … [Read more...] about Manchester United 1-0 West Ham (aet): McTominay ends Hammers’ resistance to seal quarterfinal spot
Medvedev earned the biggest prize of his career in a 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 triumph in the last final held in London before the tournament moves to Turin next year. It was a fitting end to the English capital's run as Medvedev produced a valiant fight back on the back of 37 winners to become the second Russian ATP Finals victor, becoming the first to defeat the world's top three players to do so in the process on Sunday. ATP Finals: Nadal's wait rolls on as Medvedev tees up Thiem showdown Medvedev, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, gains a measure of revenge for his last-four defeat to eventual champion Thiem at the US Open, with his Austrian opponent – a winner over Novak Djokovic on Saturday – losing the showpiece match for the second year running. Thiem staved off a break point with a huge ace in his mammoth first service game but there was little to separate two players in great form in a slog of a first set. In the end it was a costly lapse in concentration … [Read more...] about ATP Finals: Medvedev roars back to beat Thiem in thriller
SOUTH AFRICA'S TOUR OF PAKISTAN, 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Live Score Updates South Africa 47-5 (6.4 Ovs) Andile Phehlukwayo 0 (0) Pakistan Zahid Mahmood 0.4-0-6-2 Pakistan opt to bowl Live Scores Full Scorecard Share Tweet Pretorius fifer on Saturday helped SA level the series at 1-1. © AFP Mohammad Nawaz strikes early Bowled 'em! No heroics from Reeza Hendricks today! Undone by the spin he didn't expect. Pitched on leg and Reeza cleared his left foot to flick it towards midwicket. But the ball turns in sharply, past the outside edge and crashed into the furniture. He's gone for just 2. JJ Smuts is the new man in. All set for live action! Here we go! Playing XIs: South Africa: Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Pite van Biljon, Heinrich Klaasen(w/c), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi … [Read more...] about Live Cricket Score – Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20I, Lahore