SportsFlashes.com http://www.sportsflashes.com/feed/index/1 Flashes from the World of Sports. en-en gaurav.mittal@sportsflashes.com Copyright 2019 World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene not a part of the coaching staff https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup-mahela-jayawardene-not-a-part-of-the-coaching-staff/260933.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup-mahela-jayawardene-not-a-part-of-the-coaching-staff/260933.html 2019-05-27 12:05:25 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup-mahela-jayawardene-not-a-part-of-the-coaching-staff/260933.html World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene not a part of the coaching staff

Former Sri Lankan captain, Mahela Jayawardene has declined a role that was offered by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Jayawardene states that he “didn’t understand” the role he was being assigned with. With the subcontinent nation struggling to find form in international cricket, Mahela believes that the overall structure of Sri Lankan cricket needs an overhaul.

With him not being consulted by the board members before the start of the World Cup, the 41-year-old feels that “there’s no room to come in and add something,” since the selectors have already made their choice.

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Apurvi Chandela wins another gold in the ISSF World Cup https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/apurvi-chandela-wins-another-gold-in-the-issf-world-cup-/260932.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/apurvi-chandela-wins-another-gold-in-the-issf-world-cup-/260932.html 2019-05-27 11:51:37 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/apurvi-chandela-wins-another-gold-in-the-issf-world-cup-/260932.html Apurvi Chandela wins another gold in the ISSF World Cup

Ace shooter, Apurvi Chandela has secured a gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup on Sunday, May 26.

Chandela with a final score of 251 just managed to edge past China’s Luyao Wang who scored 250.8, as she fell short of just 0.2 points.

With the World Cup at Munich being the third one this year, the 26-year-old won her second gold medal, with the first being sealed in New Delhi in February.

In the second ISSF World Cup that took place in Beijing this year, Apurvi had to settle for the fourth spot.

This time the young shooter didn’t make history repeat itself as she had to settle for silver in the World Cup which took place in Munich four years ago.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan questions Kohli’s loyalties https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/actor-abhishek-bachchan-questions-kohlis-loyalties/260925.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/actor-abhishek-bachchan-questions-kohlis-loyalties/260925.html 2019-05-27 01:24:37 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/actor-abhishek-bachchan-questions-kohlis-loyalties/260925.html Actor Abhishek Bachchan questions Kohli’s loyalties

Team India captain Virat Kohli had recently posted a selfie with England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is a Chelsea fan, trolled Kohli by sharing a picture of him holding a Chelsea jersey. In 2014, Kohli had himself posted a photo with a Chelsea jersey on Facebook.

Kohli is set to lead India for the first time in a World Cup, beginning on May 30 in England and Wales.

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Here's why England's assistant coach Collingwood took the field https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/heres-why-englands-assistant-coach-collingwood-took-the-field/260902.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/heres-why-englands-assistant-coach-collingwood-took-the-field/260902.html 2019-05-26 11:47:12 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/heres-why-englands-assistant-coach-collingwood-took-the-field/260902.html Here's why England's assistant coach Collingwood took the field

Former England skipper and assistant coach of the England cricket team, Paul Collingwood entered the field after Mark Wook and Jofra Archer had sustained injuries against Australia in the warm-up game on Saturday.

Mark Wood pulled his hamstring while bowling in the fourth over, while Archer came in as his replacement. Jofra Archer too left the ground as he got injured fielding in the deep.

Earlier Eoin Morgan suffered an injury to his finger in the training session, while the wrist spinner Adil Rashid wasn’t a part of the warm-up game either as he sustained a shoulder injury.

Due to all the mayhem in the England camp, Paul Collingwood was forced onto the field to carry on the formalities.

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Copa del Rey: Valencia stun Barca to win first title in 11 years https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/copa-del-rey-valencia-stun-barca-to-win-first-title-in-11-years/260901.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/copa-del-rey-valencia-stun-barca-to-win-first-title-in-11-years/260901.html 2019-05-26 11:21:35 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/copa-del-rey-valencia-stun-barca-to-win-first-title-in-11-years/260901.html Copa del Rey: Valencia stun Barca to win first title in 11 years

Barcelona suffered a stunning 1-2 loss at the hands of Valencia in the Copa del Rey final, held at Benito Villamarin.

Barca was nowhere near their best as Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno clinically punished them to leave the Catalans trailing at the break.

Lionel Messi pulled one back, but it was not enough as Marcelino's men hung on to claim victory.

Barcelona finished the season with just the league title whereas, Valencia secured their first title in 11 years.

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DFB-Pokal: Lewandowski's brace helps Bayern win domestic double https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/dfb-pokal-lewandowskis-brace-helps-bayern-win-domestic-double/260900.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/dfb-pokal-lewandowskis-brace-helps-bayern-win-domestic-double/260900.html 2019-05-26 11:05:16 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/dfb-pokal-lewandowskis-brace-helps-bayern-win-domestic-double/260900.html DFB-Pokal: Lewandowski's brace helps Bayern win domestic double

Bayern Munich comfortably dispatched RB Leipzig 3-0 to win the DFB-Pokal.

Robert Lewandowski scored a brace and Kingsley Coman's thumping finish, helped Bayern clinch the domestic double in Niko Kovac's first season.

Kovac became the first manager to win back-to-back DFB-Pokal titles with different clubs, having won the tournament with Frankfurt last season. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery made their final appearance for the Bavarians.

Having secured a seventh straight Bundesliga title, this was Bayern's 19th triumph in this competition.

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World Cup: Vijay Shankar could feature in the second warm-up game https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup--vijay-shankar-could-feature-in-the-second-warm-up-game/260895.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup--vijay-shankar-could-feature-in-the-second-warm-up-game/260895.html 2019-05-26 01:41:46 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup--vijay-shankar-could-feature-in-the-second-warm-up-game/260895.html World Cup: Vijay Shankar could feature in the second warm-up game

Indian all-rounder, Vijay Shankar was declared fit to play in the ICC World Cup after scans showed no signs of a fracture.

Earlier, Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar suffered injuries during the practice sessions on Friday. Shankar was hit by left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed, who is also traveling with the Indian team.

 

 

Shankar is still sustaining some bruises, he would hope to heal quickly and get back into action as soon as the second warm-up game.

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Hamilton secures second pole of the season at Monaco https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/hamilton-secures-second-pole-of-the-season-at-monaco/260894.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/hamilton-secures-second-pole-of-the-season-at-monaco/260894.html 2019-05-26 01:15:41 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/hamilton-secures-second-pole-of-the-season-at-monaco/260894.html Hamilton secures second pole of the season at Monaco

Lewis Hamilton managed to secure his second pole position of the season in Monaco with a spurt late on in qualifying.

Hamilton pipped his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just 0.086s to clinch the top spot. The five-time world champion dedicated his 85th career pole to his friend and the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, who passed away earlier this week.

 

 

“This one is for Niki,” said Hamilton after clinching the pole.

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World Cup: New Zealand beat India by six wickets in warm-up game https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup/260893.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup/260893.html 2019-05-26 00:00:24 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/world-cup/260893.html World Cup: New Zealand beat India by six wickets in warm-up game

Team India’s warm-up game against New Zealand at the Oval ended with the Kiwis winning the game by six wickets to spare.

Winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted to bat first as New Zealand took complete advantage of the fresh wicket with plenty of swing and movement for the pacers. Trent Boult was the fulcrum of the damage as he scalped four prized wickets in just six overs.

James Neesham picked three, while de Grandhomme, Southee, and Ferguson picked a wicket apiece. Team India was bundled out for 179 with Ravindra Jadeja being the top scorer as he secured 54 runs.

The run chase was fairly comfortable for New Zealand as Kane Williamson’s knock of 67 along with Ross Taylor’s 71 guided the Black Caps to go past the target in just 37 overs. For the Indians, it was Bumrah, Pandya, Jadeja, and Chahal who got a wicket each.

The Men in Blue will now face Bangladesh for their second warm-up game on May 28.

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Real Madrid denies Pochettino's training ground accusations https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/real-madrid-denies-pochettinos-training-ground-accusations/260885.html https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/real-madrid-denies-pochettinos-training-ground-accusations/260885.html 2019-05-25 18:42:28 https://sportsflashes.com/en/news/real-madrid-denies-pochettinos-training-ground-accusations/260885.html Real Madrid denies Pochettino's training ground accusations

Mauricio Pochettino's humorous statement has been taken quite seriously and Real Madrid replied to it by putting out an official statement

Pochettino jokingly said that he asked Real Madrid for a stay and training at their facility, but was denied and asked to become the coach (at Madrid) in order for that to happen.

 

 

Real Madrid said that they are surprised by the statement made by Pochettino and they are ready to help the UEFA in any manner possible.

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