Late Crouch strike earns Stoke draw

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgStoke striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to snatch a draw at Newcastle with a dramatic late equaliser. Colback might not have been on the pitch to put the Magpies ahead had referee Kevin Friend issued a second caution for a 71st-minute foul on Victor Moses. The goal briefly raised the spirits of a crowd of just 47,763 – the lowest at St James’ Park this season – but there were boos on the final whistle with Carver’s men having passed up an opportunity to climb into the top 10. Newcastle ran out knowing a second successive victory would see them leapfrog Stoke with two points separating them in the table before kick-off, and there was little to choose between the sides during a tight opening 45 minutes. The visitors, who employed Moses and Mame Biram Diouf as wide men in support of striker Jonathan Walters, enjoyed the greater share of possession before the break without creating clear-cut chances until deep into injury-time at the end of the half. But the Magpies made more of their time on the ball as they attacked largely on the break through the pace of Ayoze Perez and the skill of Remy Cabella and Sammy Ameobi. Walters fired across the face of goal after turning Mike Williamson with eight minutes gone, but it took a fine reaction save from Asmir Begovic to deny Cabella at the other end three minutes later. Ameobi slid the ball out to Moussa Sissoko wide on the left and when he crossed to the near post, Cabella glanced a header towards goal, only to see Begovic throw out a hand to turn it past the post. The Bosnian was quick off his line to prevent Sissoko from reaching Cabella’s 27th-minute return pass, but he was more comfortable in collecting Ameobi’s well-struck shot on the turn seconds later. Press Association The Magpies looked to have won an instantly forgettable game when Jack Colback fired them into a 74th-minute lead. However, Crouch headed fellow substitute Geoff Cameron’s 90th-minute cross over keeper Tim Krul to claim a 1-1 draw on Tyneside, denying head coach John Carver back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories and leaving Newcastle still awaiting a first home win of 2015. However, he was mightily relieved to see Perez’s shot fly inches past the far post two minutes before the break after he had been played in behind defender Marc Muniesa by Cabella. For all their possession, Stoke, who had Moses, Stephen Ireland and Glenn Whelan booked before the break, did not force Krul into a save of note until the second minute of stoppage time, although it was a good one when it finally arrived as the Dutchman palmed away Diouf’s point-blank header after good play by Steven Nzonzi and Ireland. The second half started in scrappy fashion with neither side able to exercise any real control, although the Magpies almost worked their way in with 53 minutes gone when Perez and Cabella combined only for the final ball to let them down. If anything, a game of little genuine quality deteriorated further as the half wore on with neither side able to summon up the inspiration to turn it in their favour. Carver made his move with 25 minutes remaining when he replaced defensive midfielder Vurnon Anita with striker Papiss Cisse. Gabriel Obertan replaced Cabella as the game limped towards its conclusion and saw Cisse head his 73rd-minute cross well wide of the target, but redemption was close at hand. The former Manchester United winger’s cross seconds later was laid off by Sissoko to Colback, who had been booked for a foul on Muniesa before catching Moses late, and he fired home first time off the inside of the post to snatch victory. Krul made smart saves from Phil Bardsley and Walters to preserve his clean sheet, but Obertan and Perez both passed up glorious opportunities to cement the win in a frenetic conclusion, and they were made to pay when Crouch rose at the far post to loop a header home despite the best efforts of Fabricio Coloccini on the line. last_img read more


World Food Day: Five international sports stars who’ve turned vegan

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img FOLLOW US Devika Pawar Written By 10 months ago Virat Kohli hailed by former cricketers for ‘run-machine’ like form Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST World Food Day: Five International Sports Stars Who’ve Turned Vegan On the account of World Food Day, let’s take at vegan international sports stars like Virat Kohli, Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Sunil Chhetri & Fabian Delph WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Temba Bavuma’s 3-year-old tweet on watching Virat Kohli bat comes true 10 months ago Virat Kohli set to topple Steve Smith as the world’s No.1 Test batsman LIVE TV Most sports stars follow rigorous diets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a vegan diet has a variety of health benefits, many sports stars adopt the plant-based diet. According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a vegan diet consists of low saturated fats and cholesterol, which improves blood thickness and helps more amount of oxygen reach the muscles, positively affecting an athlete’s performance. As October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day, here are five sports stars who have adopted a vegan diet.  1. Virat Kohli – Cricketer In 2018, Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli decided to forego protein sourced from non-vegetarian food. The cricketer, who liked having biryani, now has a diet that consists of protein shakes, vegetables and soya. Kohli’s diet has had a positive impact on his game. According to reports, the Indian cricket team captain felt stronger after the diet started, and was not missing meat or dairy.2. Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 ChampionThe popular F1 racer has been a vegan since 2017. Along with adopting a healthier lifestyle, Hamilton also wanted to boycott animal cruelty and stop damaging the planet. In an interview, he admitted that he finds the cruelty ‘horrible’ and wants to live a healthier lifestyle. Hamilton turned to veganism after being a pescatarian for years.Also read | Superfoods: Here Are 5 Food Items You Should Include In Your Diet3. Serena Williams – Tennis PlayerSerena Williams opted a vegan lifestyle in 2014. The player wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle and believed that it is good to clean out our system. Her sister, Venus Williams, is also vegan. Venus had to adopt a raw vegan diet after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. Also read | Tomato: How Does Tomato Help In Weight Loss? | Benefits Of Tomato Diet4. Sunil Chhetri – Football PlayerAfter Virat Kohli, it was the Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri who turned vegan. In an interview, Chhetri said that he became aware during an event with football club Sporting Lisbon in 2013. The 35-year-old footballer is now more aware of what he consumes. He also thinks that one should be aware of what works best for one’s body, and following a diet can help in the long run.Also read | Whey Protein: How To Use The Protein Drink For A Fitter Lifestyle5. Hannah Teter – Olympic snowboarder The American Olympic gold medalist is also a vegan. Teter became a vegetarian after watching the movie Earthlings, and then later switched to the vegan lifestyle. In an interview, Teter said that her diet has helped her reach ‘a whole other level’. The snowboarder felt mentally, physically, and emotionally after starting her plant-based diet.Also read | Keto Diet: Know What Food To Eat In Your Weight Loss Plan COMMENT 10 months ago Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s adorable tweets that fans crush over First Published: 16th October, 2019 15:47 IST WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more


NFL approves new field for Azteca Stadium; Chiefs-Chargers set for Nov. 18

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgWork crews began replacing that surface with turf last month, and according to specialist Renato Luis Lauretti of World Sports Turf, the contractor involved, the field is finished and the NFL has given its approval. Mexico City is scheduled to host an NFL game this season, and league officials and Azteca Stadium are taking no chances on the turf creating a debacle like last year.Last year’s scheduled Week 11 game in Mexico City between the Chiefs and Rams was moved to Los Angeles because of the poor condition of the new hybrid playing surface.  “NFL testing the Stadium Azteca field … Everything approved and it can only get better,” Lauretti tweeted Monday. Related News Robbie Gould happy ‘weird offseason’ is behind him after securing new deal with 49ers NFL testing the Stadium Azteca field today. Everything approved and it can only get better.👏👏👍👍 pic.twitter.com/iqkV1nLdxe— Renato Luis Lauretti (@LaurettiLuis) July 16, 2019The Chiefs and Chargers are scheduled to meet in a Monday Night Football game Nov. 18. Mexico City has previously hosted three NFL games. Larry Fitzgerald says Kliff Kingsbury is speeding up Cardinals’ offense Golden Tate calls Matthew Stafford ‘best quarterback’ he’s played withlast_img read more