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MANCHESTER UNITED are back in training with the Premier League restart date now confirmed.

And Dortmund's Jadon Sancho would reportedly prefer a move to Man Utd over any other club, while Odion Ighalo would sacrifice a £75m salary package from Shanghai Shenhua to stay at Old Trafford.

Get all the Red Devils news, updates and gossip here…


    They have bent over backwards to make Project Restart a reality and ensure that Liverpool claim the title they so richly deserve.

    Despite the quite reasonable fears of many players, managers and others in wider society, the Premier League’s clubs have shown unity and decisiveness by agreeing to restart the season on June 17.

    There will be no nulling and voiding and, assuming all is safe and well, no asterisk to denote a curtailed season against the Reds’ first title in 30 years.

    So there should be no squabbling over whether Liverpool are allowed to play on Merseyside until they have been confirmed as champions — or even if they are forced away from Anfield for the remainder of this season.

    With Jurgen Klopp’s men a staggering 25 points clear, there is no doubt they will be crowned champions. Their season to date has been the most dominant league campaign in the history of the English top flight, with 27 wins from 29 matches.

    And so there can be no reasonable argument about a lack of ‘sporting integrity’ in them being asked to play their remaining home matches at neutral venues, as well as their next fixture, the Merseyside derby scheduled for Goodison Park.


    Inter Milan have confirmed Alexis Sanchez will stay until the end of the extended season to try and earn himself a permanent deal.

    The Manchester United and ex-Arsenal striker has been on loan with the Serie A giants since last summer and was due to return to Old Trafford next month.

    Italian football was delayed by coronavirus which could have seen the Chilean leave the San Siro before the campaign was completed.

    But Inter's sporting director Piero Ausillo confirmed the ex-Arsenal man will be given a chance to prove his worth as the club will extend his deal to ensure he can play out the season.

    Serie A is set to return behind closed doors on June 20, according to Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora.


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    United are STILL in the running for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports in Italy.

    The Napoli defender is attracting interest from all over Europe, but his £85million transfer fee remains a stumbling block, and is likely to be significantly lower after coronavirus.

    Niccolo Ceccarini wrote said via Tuttomercatoweb: “Koulibaly has been clear for some time.

    “Napoli evaluates him at 100 million, but today it is very difficult to bring home such a figure.

    “For him, a future in the Premier League is possible. Manchester United is always in the running, but Liverpool and Tottenham have also recently joined.

    “It is clear that in case of farewell, Napoli would sign another central defender.”


    The Prem have confirmed that after the fourth round of testing for coronavirus, they've had NO new positive results… so on we march to June 17!

    A statement said: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.

    “Of these, zero have tested positive.

    “The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

    “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”


    Nathan Bishop has been spotted in Manchester United’s trainingafter being brought in as cover for injured Lee Grant.

    The former Southend stopper, 20, is yet to make his debut for the club.

    But as shown on United’s YouTube video published today, he has been making big saves in training with his legs.


    Now Giels Brouwer, who works for analytics company SciSports, has revealed how the Memphis Depay enlisted his help in quitting United.

    Posting on Reddit, Brouwer explained: “Memphis made the first laptop transfer by asking us for transfer advice with data.

    “The agent asked us to visit Memphis in Manchester where he was living at that moment.

    “I went there with two colleagues and we watched a Champions League game on his couch.

    “In our discussion about the next step in his career, he was really open about what he wanted and didn't want.

    “He wanted to play ‘more freely’, he wanted to be ‘important for the team’ and wanted to play in a big five competition with a coach that had a clear playing style.”


    Richard Masters says there is still work to do as the government gives its thumbs up to the return of sport, after nearly two months of negotiations.

    The Prem chief exec said: “All major sports, including the Premier League, have been working together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce this Stage Three protocol.

    “We could not have reached this point without the full support of the Government, especially DCMS, Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer’s team.

    “We have provisionally planned to restart the Premier League on 17 June, but there is still much work to be done to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    “This includes consulting with our clubs, players and managers – along with all our other stakeholders – as the health and welfare of our participants and supporters is our priority.

    “If all goes well, we will be thrilled to resume the 2019/20 season in just over two weeks’ time.”


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proved he still has a fine finish during United training.

    In a video released by the club on YouTube, where Marcus Rashford provides a delightful flick during a passing drill, Solskjaer smashes a trademark finish into the far top corner.

    He certainly hit a few of those during his decade-long United career.


    Confusion surrounds the need to use neutral venues for Premier League games after statements from two key police forces on Friday.

    They come after UK's football policing lead, Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, had earlier suggested games would be moved at local forces' request.

    At least five top-flight matches have been earmarked to be played at neutral venues, plus any further games where Liverpool could win the title.

    Among the games picked out were the Merseyside derby, Liverpool's clash away to Manchester City and Manchester United's home match against Sheffield United.

    Merseyside Police later said there were no objections from the force to holding games at Goodison Park or Anfield in relation to crime and disorder, while Greater Manchester Police said a decision on moving high-risk games has yet to be taken.


    Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United TOMORROW unless the Red Devils can agree a dramatic late extension to his loan deal.

    The Nigerian has already made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Old Trafford, before returning to China.

    SunSport previously reported that the striker's parent club have softened their stance on extending his six-month stay in England.

    And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he wants the former Watford man to stick around until the end of the season.

    According to BBC Sport, talks between United and Shanghai are continuing but the clock is ticking ahead of Sunday's deadline.

    Ighalo looked relaxed as he arrived at Carrington training on Friday as he looks to get back to match fitness after lockdown.


    Chicharito has revealed a row he had with Sir Alex Ferguson over missed chances… before it led to him scoring again.

    Hernandez told Rio Ferdinand: “We were playing against Newcastle. I had a lot of options and he told me “you needed to score”.

    “I wanted to say to him: “Do you think I wanted to miss those options?

    “I want to score them, of course! I don’t want to miss them”.

    “I remember I then scored a goal, they went to kick it out and I just covered it it, it hit my thigh and it went in.

    “I didn’t even celebrate. I was completely pissed off.”


    On Moyes getting rid of Sir Alex's coaching staff and brining in his own, Chicharito said: “They brought David Moyes.

    “It’s not about being a good or a bad coach or his ideas – I’m not going to question that.

    “The problem is, I don’t understand how it’s possible that you’re not that humble or not clever enough to maintain or at least half of what you’re succeeding, the way he was doing it because he’s the greatest of all time.

    “That’s why he lasted the seven months he lasted.

    “He was so stubborn and he didn’t have that adaptability and that growth acceptance. You need to grow to be in United.”


    Javier Hernandez reckons David Moyes' appointment stalled his and many other United stars' careers… despite the Scot managing him at West Ham a few years later.

    He told Rio Ferdinand in the Locker Room: “To be honest, we didn’t have any thing personal – Moyes and myself – but it was a mistake that they took him. It was a mistake.

    “That was the first mistake that it’s still haunting – not because of him, he’s not a bad manager, but they thought they were going to take the replacement of the boss, of Sir Alex so quick. It’s impossible!

    “Not until now. Even Guardiola and Klopp and Mourinho are not at the level of Sir Alex yet.

    “They’re on the way trying to get there. Or Cruyff, those kinds of managers. They’re not there but they’re trying to achieve that.

    “That changed some United careers that could have been better. Rafael, myself, Welbeck, Fabio, too – a lot of players that we need to go away to play.”


    Alexis Sanchez WILL complete the rest of the season with Inter Milan.

    The Chilean has been exiled to Italy by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, where his form has continued to be up and down under demanding Antonio Conte.

    Sporting director Piero Ausilio said: “We want to keep everyone, including Alexis Sanchez.

    “We are counting on him in the coming months.

    “He was out injured for quite a while, but he did well before that in matches against Barcelona and Sampdoria.

    “I saw the Sanchez from his best campaigns in Udine and Arsenal.

    “He didn’t have a lot of time, but he now has the chance to show his value and then we will make a decision on him.”


    United stars returned to training with Bruno Fernandes arriving in his Mini and midfield partner Paul Pogba driving a yellow Ferrari.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Champions League chasing side linked up again after Premier League teams were given the go-ahead to resume training together.

    And they arrived in full force as they pulled into Carrignton, led by skipper Harry Maguire.

    Manager Solskjaer provided United with a massive boost after confirming Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba – who was pictured training with Fernandes for the first time – are fit again.



    Federico Bernardeschi could be primed for a move to the Premier League this summer, according to reports in Italy.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are thought to have the winger on their radar ahead of a crucial couple of months in his Juventus career.

    Since Maurizio Sarri's arrival at the start of the season, Bernardeschi has featured less prominently than under former boss Massimiliano Allegri.

    And he may soon find himself surplus to requirements – particularly with promising midfielder Dejan Kulusevski arriving from Parma.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bernardeschi will want a move to England if he leaves Juventus.

    The 26-year-old reportedly feels ready to test himself in a new country and Premier League clubs are lining up to make an offer.


    United might have an inkling that Jadon Sancho will join them this summer – but one thing for certain is the superstar forward has two new inkings to add to his growing collection.

    The Borussia Dortmund winger has gone for a tattoo of The Simpsons leading man Homer surrounded by Bart, Maggie and Marge plus Sega stalwart Sonic the Hedgehog.

    He showed off the inkings during training at his German club.

    The England star has previously revealed the message behind the poignant poem tattoo he has, which is dedicated to the baby brother he lost when he was just five-years-old and serves as his inspiration.


    Leicester and Chelsea are favourites to clinch Premier League top four spots.

    Leicester (1-7) and Chelsea (8-13) are odds on to clinch top four spots, with Manchester United (7-4), Wolves (7-1), Tottenham (10-1), Sheffield United (12-1) and Arsenal (14-1) in the chasing pack, according to Coral.

    Norwich (1-20), Aston Villa (2-5) and Bournemouth (4-5) are all odds on with leading bookmaker Coral to be relegated from the Premier League this season.


    Birmingham boss Pep Clotet has spoken out about Jude Bellingham amid Manchester United's interest in the youngster.

    “What I'm very happy about now is that Jude is here with us and all the players are here with us as well,” Clotet told Sky Sports.

    “We focus on that really, but I understand there's going to be more speculation when the games do come back.

    “As a head coach, I don't deal with transfers, it's the club. But I can imagine the situation has all the clubs very worried about how to finish this season and what impact this season has into next season.

    “That can change a lot of the future of the clubs. Possibly it's going to be a busy summer, possibly it's going to be less busy, we still don't know what impact it will have.”


    Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United TOMORROW when his contract expires, unless a late extension can be reached with Shanghai Shenhua.

    The Manchester Evening News say Ighalo has made a personal plea to the Chinese club asking them to let him finish the season at United before returning to China.

    Earlier this week, the Nigerian's agent Ladi Salami said an agreement to extend his loan was close, despite the fact Shanghai expect the striker back ahead of the new Chinese Super League season kicking off in July.


    Dimitar Berbatov has told Manchester United not to get involved in a bidding war for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.

    “Other people will see him linked with a move to United and they will point out his connections with Liverpool and how he would never be forgiven if he switched to Old Trafford, but honestly, United don’t need him right now,” the Bulgarian said.

    “Bruno Fernandes is a very similar player; he really hit the ground running and looks to be a very promising signing so I don’t think there would be any point in United signing him.

    “Pogba is coming back, Fernandes is there, McTominay is producing great football as well, they have enough quality there so signing Coutinho would be pointless.”


    Borussia Dortmund are demanding £100million for Jadon Sancho and will not budge on their price despite coronavirus' impact on finances across football.

    According to Goal.com, Sancho is keen on a move to one of the Premier League's biggest clubs and has no intention of renewing his contract which expires in 2022.

    Manchester United and Chelsea are leading the race for the talented 20-year-old, who is one of the highest-rated youngsters in the game.

    Sancho has scored 14 goals and provided 16 assists from just 21 Bundesliga starts this season, but recently has made most of his appearances from the bench as he struggles with injury.


    Bruno Fernandes hit back at Nemanja Matic after his Man Utd team-mate had a dig at him about Benfica being better than Sporting Lisbon.

    Matic's old side Benfica are top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga with an 18-point gap over Sporting, who Fernandes joined United from in January.

    While enjoying a socially-distanced spin on exercise bikes, Matic stretched out and joked: “There is always a distance between Benfica and Sporting.”

    But Fernandes got his own back the next day after leading his team to victory in a training match.

    “Nemanja Matic, is always a distance between the winning team and your team,” he wrote on Instagram.

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    Peter Crouch has opened up on the rivalry between England's players from Manchester United and Liverpool in the 2000s.

    “I’ve never played in a fixture [Liverpool v Man Utd] that had such hatred around it,” he told the Daily Mail. “I was on the bench the day Gary Neville ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Liverpool’s fans in January 2006 and the depth of feeling in the stadium was incredible.

    “It was the same at Anfield the following month when I scored to knock United out The FA Cup.

    “It was never openly hostile in the tunnel but you could feel the tension as soon as you got to the stadium. We knew the players from England, of course, and there was never anything but respect from Gary, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney to Stevie Gerrard, Carra and myself.

    “You could never really get on with them, though. There is a picture of me going up for a challenge with Rio Ferdinand and I’ve got my fist clenched – it looks like I’m trying to lamp him!

    “It was so intense and, as the years have gone by, I believe that intensity has faded from the fixture.”

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Colo. Woman Allegedly Drove off Embankment with 5-Year-Old Inside Car

A 28-year-old Colorado woman is charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving off a steep embankment on Wednesday with a 5-year-old child inside her vehicle.

At about 1:52 p.m., deputies from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call about an accident involving a vehicle that had veered off the road and crashed on a steep embankment in Salida, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene and found the vehicle that had crashed down the precipitous slope.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen, of Chaffee County.

The only passenger in the car was the 5-year-old child who was also rescued from the vehicle.

Both driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Nguyen was then taken into custody by Chaffee County Sheriff personnel and transported to the Chaffee County Detention Facility.

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She was charged with Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, a Class 2 Felony.

The 5-year-old passenger was released to a guardian.

It is unclear how Nguyen knows the child.

It is unclear whether Nguyen has retained an attorney who can speak on her behalf. She has not yet entered a plea.

She remains held at the Chaffee County Jail.

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John Daly’s Son Came Second in Junior Tournament at Same Course His Dad Won the PGA Championship

The high school junior from Clearwater, Florida, finished the tournament at 4 over par, shooting 76 in his final round. John Marshall Butler had the winning score of even par.

“I played great,” Daly II told the Star. “It would have been cool to win, but I still have time. Just a couple bad three-putts both days, but other than that I played great.”

Daly II has competed in many golf tournaments in the past, including several appearances in the PNC Father-Son Challenge. This past December, he and his father finished fifth in the annual tournament.

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England squad could include ‘one or two surprises’, says Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton has said there may be “one or two surprises” in the larger 40-plus-man squad England are expected to name on Friday ahead of the postponed international cricket summer.

The ECB have identified July 8 as cricket’s return date, with Test series against West Indies and Pakistan in the works, as well as white-ball fixtures which would be played off the back of Test matches.

The condensed nature of any proposed schedule, and the multi-format aspect to the summer, means England are set to name a much larger squad than usual – rumoured to contain as many as 45 names.

“It’s a huge number of cricketers,” Sky Sports Cricket expert Atherton said on The Cricket Show. “But you can understand why they want a big squad.

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“International cricket is coming wall to wall; the potential problems about testing; it’s not clear that players will be able to play back to back to back; they will need replacements for injury, and all those kinds of things.

“I got to 36 names, just off the top of my head; England’s Test, ODI and T20 contracted players, the incrementally-contracted players, the three fast-bowling contracts they’ve handed out, a number of players who did really well on the A team, others like Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Dom Bess, who are in among the team.

“When you add all of them together, you get to about 36 names, and clearly they’re going to need about 10 more if they’re going to announce 45 tomorrow.

“And I suppose, given it’s 45, and not 35, there may be one or two surprises among them.”

Speculating as to some of the new names who could be included, Atherton added: “One or two that might be there or thereabouts are Dan Lawrence, James Bracey, Ollie Robinson, Lewis Gregory, Tom Banton, Sam Hain.”

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Sky Sports‘ Nasser Hussain agreed with Atherton that 22-year-old Essex batsman Lawrence is likely to be named, as he feels England will select with a view to the future over veteran performers, but he warned against handing out call-ups ‘willy-nilly’.

“I’m sure people at Somerset would laugh; if you did a list of 40-45 of the best English cricketers and you didn’t put [James] Hildreth in that list,” Hussain said on the 35-year-old consistent run-scorer.

“But you have to feel, maybe his time has come and gone? Maybe not someone like Sam Northeast, who is 30. Maybe he just fits in that age group. He’s still a very good player. Then you do have to look at the younger players, like Dan Lawrence.

“But I will always say about selection, even if you’re picking 35, 40, 45, really be careful as to who you select. Don’t just be willy-nilly about it and think, because we’re selecting 45, does it really matter between ‘Player A’ and ‘Player B’.

“You will always be held to any selection you make somewhere down the line, so don’t give out an England opportunity to someone, build up their hopes, and then take it away.

“So, even with a selection of 40-45 names, be really careful, because to that individual it will mean so much.”

England fast bowler Mark Wood is expected to be included, as one of a number of bowlers to have returned to individual training last week in order to step up their preparations.

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Asked which bowlers had impressed him on the circuit and who could potentially earn a place in the squad, Wood said: “Jamie Porter has been taking a lot of wickets in county cricket and I know he has been looked at.

“Brydon Carse, a fast bowler at Durham, can bowl at a good lick, while when Jimmy Anderson and I went on a training camp ahead of the South Africa series, Ollie Robinson looked really good.

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Throwback Thursday: India stun Nasser Hussain’s England in 2002 Lord’s final

“Every time I go to India since, that’s the game they want to talk about.”

Sky Sports’ Nasser Hussain struggles to escape the memory of his England side’s defeat to India in the 2002 NatWest Final at Lord’s, but he’s not the only one to still wonder ‘what if’ 18 years on.

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It’s ‘the one that got away’, Hussain said recently, and you can see why.

England posted an imposing-looking score of 325-5 from their 50 overs, batting first – Hussain himself memorably notching his first (and only) ODI hundred – and then proceeded to reduce India to 146-5 in reply.

Hussain’s charges would go on to lose by two wickets, with three balls to spare.

“You ask me now what I still think about on the treadmill; I’ve got India in a final 146-5, chasing 326 – we’ve got [Sourav] Ganguly, [Virender] Sehwag, [Rahul] Dravid, and [Sachin] Tendulkar out – that’s when you’re thinking, what could I have done differently?” Hussain recalled on The One That Got Away podcast, which you can listen to in the player below.

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But Nasser isn’t the only one still perplexed by the outcome on that sweltering summer’s day at Lord’s 18 years ago.


It was my first ever game of cricket, live. Well, watching England at least. The records will show there may have been a trip or two to Hove prior, to see Sussex in action and Robin Martin-Jenkins ambling in off 10 paces.

What a first game to go to. A Lord’s final, the home of cricket, with over 650 total runs scored, and the atmosphere: the noise was absolutely deafening!

“There were just thousands of Indian fans coming in, all decked in their flags,” added Hussain “It was almost like an India-Pakistan game.”

That is my memory too of my surroundings. India fans, flags and colours everywhere, many also carrying plastic horns with them which they weren’t shy of blowing.

I revelled in the silencing of that Indian support by the mid-point of the game as Hussain and England racked up the runs on a dream batting deck.

Marcus Trescothick first reached a century, before Hussain brought up his with his now infamous ‘No 3’ celebration to the commentary box. Though, I must confess, I remember little of the captain’s outburst at the time.

“For about a year, [Bob] Willis, [Ian] Botham and [Jonathan] Agnew on the radio had been going on, saying, ‘Hussain shouldn’t be batting at No 3, he’s rubbish at white-ball cricket’. It did wind me up.”

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It’s likely that it didn’t dawn on me the importance of his remonstrations at a younger age, particularly without the help of the commentators to which he was making his point talking me through it.

But what Hussain and I both knew, was the importance of his hundred and England’s score.

England have posted a score of 300 plus in a grand total of 78 one-day internationals of the 746 they’ve played and, staggeringly, 68 have come in the 18 years since that fateful day at Lord’s – just as remarkably, 44 of those have been scored by Eoin Morgan’s World Cup winners in their remarkable four-year turnaround since 2015.

But, at the time of Hussain’s dismissal for 115 in the 48th over back in July, 2002, he’d guided England to just their 10th ever total over 300 and their fourth-highest at the time. England had lost only one of those previous nine games.

“In those days, [325] that was a seriously good score! But we knew it was a very flat pitch and they had this ‘Fab Five’,” recalled Hussain.

Immediately two of those five got India off to a flier. India captain Ganguly blasted a 35-ball fifty as he and the equally-aggressive Virender Sehwag shared a century opening stand in just 13.1 overs, crucially getting them well ahead of the required rate.

I’d not seen hitting like it. Nor, seemingly, had the rest of the now quietened, nervous home support which had swiftly and simply been silenced again by Indian horns and cheers to greet every run.

But the game had another twist.

Alex Tudor first bowled Ganguly, who attempted one almighty swing too many, Sehwag too was castled when attempting to cut an Ashley Giles delivery too close to his off stump, while Ronnie Irani then did for Dinesh Mongia and Dravid in quick succession.

But, left from India’s ‘Fab Five’, was still the best of the bunch, Tendulkar. And though his greatness may have been a little lost of a near cricket novice like me at the time, the Indian fan sitting to the left of me and my dad soon put it into context.

“I’ve flown all the way from Mumbai for this game, just to watch Tendulkar bat,” he said, or words to that effect.

With a full 24 overs of the game left to go, he was heading home. Literally. With the fall of Tendulkar’s wicket for 14, bowled by Giles, my neighbour had decided it was game over, said his goodbyes and left.

With the benefit of hindsight, it’s a foolish decision at best but, at the time, it was a reasonable assumption to reach, with two relative novices tasked with turning the game around for India.

Mohammad Kaif, who had made his debut earlier that year, was playing in just his 18th ODI, while even Yuvraj Singh, who had a bit more meat on the bones, had only five fifties to show from his previous 39 appearances.

The pair quickly made themselves known. Having linked up at the start of the 25th over, they brought up a fifty partnership in the 33rd, and then raced through to a century stand in the 39th, smearing an increasingly-ragged England attack all round Lord’s.

“It is the greatest innings that lad [Kaif] played. He will always be remembered for that,” Hussain added.

“I remember him coming in and there being a bit of sledge: someone saying, ‘who’s this then skip?’ And I said something like ‘I think he must drive the bus; he drives Tendulkar around’.”

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Paul Collingwood ultimately accounted for Yuvraj, in the 42nd over for 69, but Kaif carried on, finishing unbeaten on 87, ‘the bus driver’ steering his team to a remarkable victory – and prompting some shirtless celebrations by Ganguly on the Indian balcony – in the final over.

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Sasha Pieterse Expecting First Child with Husband Hudson Sheaffer: 'We Are So Excited'

Sasha Pieterse is going to be a mom!

On Wednesday, The Pretty Little Liar star 24, announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Hudson Sheaffer.

Making the announcement all the more heartwarming, Pieterse shared the news on her and Sheaffer's second wedding anniversary.

"We are so beyond excited to finally share our sweet news with all of you," Pieterse wrote alongside a sweet black-and-white photo of Sheaffer kissing her baby belly.

"We will be welcoming a precious little human this October! Today marks our 2nd wedding anniversary and what better way to share our joy then on the day when our lives changed forever (the first time😉)," Pieterse continued.

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Pieterse revealed that "motherhood is officially my favorite role ever!" before thanking her husband "for making me a mom and for always being my unwavering rock and safe place."

"You bring out the adventurer in me and I feel like my truest self when I'm with you, luckily that's all the time!" she continued.

"I love every part of you with every part of me and will continue to love who you are and you become especially as we enter this brand new chapter. Happy Anniversary baby!" Pieterse added.

Sheaffer, 30, also shared the happy news on his own Instagram, posting a photo of Pieterse cradling her baby bump.

"Hot baby Mama Sasha," Sheaffer captioned the post. "Happy anniversary @SashaPieterse I'm constantly counting my blessings! You bring me so much joy it's incredible. I can't wait to see you with our baby. I love you more every day Sasha!"

Pieterse and Sheaffer tied the knot in May 2018 in a romantic ceremony at the Leslie Estate, a castle in Glaslough, Ireland, PEOPLE confirmed.

"We had the most magical day in Ireland. Our wedding was beyond our wildest dreams," the happy couple told PEOPLE exclusively.

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Pretty Little Liars' Sasha Pieterse Dishes on Her Love of Entertaining and Her 'New Chapter'

For her fairytale nuptials, the bride donned a custom Christian Siriano gown, a XIV Karats necklace and Zadig & Voltaire bracelets. Her hair and makeup was done by Ryan Richman and Kirin Bhatty, respectively.

The Perfectionists star has been open about how her now-husband lifted her up during the most challenging period of her life: when she gained nearly 70 lbs. over two years due to a hormone condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

"He's incredible," she told PEOPLE while competing on Dancing with the Stars in October 2017. "I've known him for so long, and it's so incredible having someone like that supporting you and knowing without a doubt that they are going to be there no matter what happens."

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Space-Themed Flavor with a Sugar Cookie Dough Core

The sneakers, dubbed the Chunky Dunky, have cow print on the outside and tie-dye on the interior, as well as a dripping Nike Swoosh logo meant to resemble melting ice cream

“Ben & Jerry’s loves bringing creative and exciting experiences to our fans – and this is a one-of-a-kind shoe that only Nike SB could do,” Jay Curley, Global Head of Integrated Marketing at Ben & Jerry’s, said in a release.

“The opportunity to pair up and feature some really cool kicks has already caught some buzz and landed great feedback from the skate and sneaker communities as well as ice cream fans who are excited for the partnership. From the half pipe to Half Baked, this is an ice cream dream come true.”

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PDC Home Tour: Colin Lloyd’s players to watch

As the PDC Home Tour returns on Tuesday night for the second phase of action Colin Lloyd looks at five players to watch.

There have been 32 nights of action in the novel tournament, with each group winner progressing to the second round.

Reflecting on the action was the order of the day on the latest episode of The Darts Show podcast, as Colin Lloyd was joined by Home Tour presenter Dan Dawson.

But which players have stood out?

“In terms of the excellence they’ve produced, probably Joe Cullen, José de Sousa and Luke Woodhouse,” said Dawson.

“Woodhouse hit the nine-darter, Cullen averaged over 106 over the entire night, and de Sousa only lost one leg when he played his three games.”

The former World Matchplay champ was in agreement.

“Cullen, de Sousa and Luke Woodhouse played fantastic,” he noted. “My only worry for Luke is that was right at the very beginning. Hopefully he’s still been practising.”

Meanwhile, ‘Jaws’ picked out some other potential dark horses as well as the big names who will be in action over the coming days:

Ryan Searle – I like the look of Ryan Searle. He never seems to let himself down, that fella. He seems to throw well when it means a lot to him.

Alan Tabern – we’ve still got the old guard. He played exceptionally well when he got through his group.

“There’s no many people to look out for. You got the world champion in Peter Wright, you’ve got Gary Anderson, a two-time world champion. The world is their oyster.

“I did like the look of de Sousa. He looked like he was all business. And Cullen. If I was going to pick two people, it’s Cullen and de Sousa for me.”

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Mitchell Starc: Australia paceman warns ICC’s temporary saliva ban may benefit batsmen

Mitchell Starc believes the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means the traditional method of spit-polishing to produce movement through the air has been deemed too great a risk by the ICC, but the use of sweat will not be removed due to a lesser risk of passing on the virus.

Bowlers could require some assistance to get the ball swinging and ensure equal competition, Starc suggested.

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He told reporters during a video interview: “That contest between bat and ball, we don’t want to lose that or get further away from that even contest. So there needs to be something in place to keep that ball swinging.

“They mentioned the other day that it’s only going to be there for a period of time and then once the world gets back to a relatively normal situation then saliva can come back into shining the ball.”

Nowhere in the world is more associated with the swinging ball than England and nobody in the history of the game has used it as effectively and prolifically as James Anderson.

It could, therefore, be fascinating to see how the bowlers manage should Test series against the West Indies and Pakistan get the go-ahead later this summer.

Australian manufacturer Kookaburra has developed a wax applicator that would allow cricket balls to be shined without using sweat or saliva and believes it could be ready to use within a month.

The laws of cricket explicitly state that fielders must not use “artificial substances” to alter the condition of the ball but the idea that umpires would oversee the process, or even use the sponge applicator on behalf of the bowling team, provides a possible solution.

Starc suggested cricket authorities might also need to issue guidance on pitch maintenance to ensure bowlers had a fair chance of taking a wicket.

He said: “If there’s going to be a window of time, whether they instruct people to leave more grass on the wickets to have more contests…

“If they’re going to take away a portion of maintaining the ball, there needs to be that even contest between bat and ball, otherwise people are going to stop watching and kids aren’t going to want to be bowlers.”

Starc ‘loved’ Yorkshire and would return

Starc fondly recalled his time at Yorkshire and says he would “certainly” welcome a return to county cricket if he was asked in the future.

The 30-year-old told revealed “it was actually my first trip to the UK” during a season where he played alongside England internationals Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Gary Ballance under former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie.

“I loved my time there,” Starc added.

“I would have loved to have played some more championship cricket – I played a lot of white ball initially – but I learnt a lot while I was there.”

Any return, as for all foreign players, would have to be considered in future seasons, with Yorkshire’s players and staff having taken wage cuts earlier this month to help the club manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The White Rose became the first county to furlough their players and cricket staff in April, while also cancelling the contracts of overseas stars Keshav Maharaj, Ravichandran Ashwin and Nicholas Pooran.

And now, with cricket currently suspended until July 1 at the earliest, the club have taken further steps by implementing salary reductions of up to 20 per cent.

Starc had been looking forward to playing in Britain alongside Bairstow again as members of the Welsh Fire in the inaugural season of The Hundred, under the captaincy of Australia’s Steve Smith.

But the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new city-based tournament has been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic.

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Prince William Says Becoming a Dad Was 'One of the Scariest' Moments and Conjured Memories of Mom

Sordell also opens up about his lowest point when he attempted suicide in 2013.

“I was in a really bad place. I got to the point where I thought I can’t do this anymore. I took a load of tablets and went to bed, not expecting to wake up," he says. "If I saw me in that situation now, you can tell a mile off there’s a big problem, big, big problem. But it’s football though — literally we don’t look at these things and tackle them and try and solve them, we just think we just wanna put that away, and just leave it.”

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In January, William was hosted by Everton FC in Liverpool as he worked to put mental wellbeing on an equal footing with physical health. He met some of the club’s first-team players to talk about the importance of encouraging men, especially, to feel more at ease about discussing their mental health.

William, who is President of The Football Association, said in a statement as he kicked off his mental health in soccer campaign, “Over the course of the next five months, Heads Up will use one of the most powerful, unifying forces in our society – football – to spread the message that we all have mental health, just as we all have physical health."

"Our ambition is to start the largest ever conversation on mental health and to ensure there is a lasting mental health legacy for the game in this country. I hope Heads Up can help us all take another big step forward in shattering the stigma that surrounds mental health.”

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