Sports Wrap: Gilchrist backs India to win series vs England; Harbhajan wonders how Kohli looks so good and more

first_imgEngland have made a statement but India favourites to win series: Adam Gilchrist to India TodayIndia are favourites to win the five-Test series despite a strong start by England in the opening match in Rajkot, says former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.Wonder how Virat Kohli maintains his good looks: Harbhajan SinghVeteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh heaped praises on Virat Kohli’s captaincy and said the India Test captain will take the team to new heights.Don’t expect Ashwin to take five-wicket hauls consistently: Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly wants Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami to lift their game and said India can’t always depend on Ravichandran Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja to claim five wickets on good tracks.Maria Sharapova to resume as UN goodwill ambassador in AprilSharapova became an ambassador for the UN Development Programme in 2007, but was dropped in March after admitting she had used the banned substance meldonium.Neymar shines as Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 in World Cup qualifierThe lopsided victory over Argentina extended Brazil’s successful streak under new coach Tite to five matches, giving the qualification leaders 24 points from 11 matches.last_img read more

Monterrey vs Morelia: Team news & live stream

first_imgLiga MX Monterrey vs Morelia: Live stream, team news, kick-off time, & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:07 1/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Sanchez Nicolas Sanchez Dorlan Pabon Monterrey Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Monterrey v Morelia Morelia Monterrey Last season’s defeated finalists look to get 2018 started right when they host Monarcas at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer After Monterrey surprisingly fell short in the Liga MX final last month, the club begins the Clausura on Saturday with a home match against Morelia.The game at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer will be a playoff rematch, after Rayados took care of Monarcas in the Apertura semifinals by a 5-0 aggregate scoreline. Rayados dominated Liga MX in the Apertura, finishing the regular season in first place, and Antonio Mohamed’s side will be expected to finish right near the top once again in the Clausura.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Monterrey vs Morelia Date Saturday, January 6 Time 8:00 p.m. ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) LIVE STREAM Aviles Hurtado MonterreyWatch Monterrey vs. Morelia live and On-Demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Monterrey players Goalkeepers Gonzalez, Carrizo, Resendez Defenders Montes, Basanta, Sanchez, Portales, Vasquez, Alvarez, Vangioni, Velarde, Castillo, Medina, Juarez Midfielders Molina, Ortiz, Zavala, J. Gonzalez, Amaya, Sanchez, A. Gonzalez, Urretaviscaya, Hurtado Forwards Funes Mori, Pabon, Benitez, Villa, Cruz Mohamed’s side will have most of its key contributors back for the Clausura, with Neri Cardozo the most significant name to depart the club. The club’s most significant offseason acquisition was Jonathan Urretaviscaya, who arrives from Pachuca and will be expected to bolster the Rayados attack from a wide midfield position. Potential starting XI: Gonzalez; Basanta, Montes, Sanchez, Medina; Gonzalez, Molina, Urretaviscaya, Hurtado; Funes Mori, Pabon. Position Morelia players Goalkeepers Malagon, Urbina, Sosa Defenders Achilier, Loeschbor, Vegas, Valadez, Rodriguez, Chavez, Guzman Midfielders Meraz, Osuna, Rodríguez, Rocha, Millar, Valdes, Reyes, Cuero, Vilchis, Sepulveda, Zarate, Polo, Lezcano Forwards Sandoval, Ruidiaz, Ortiz, Sansores Monarcas return much of the same side from the Apertura, when they finished in fourth place and defeated Toluca in the Liguilla quarterfinals, before falling to Monterrey in the semifinal. Manager Roberto Hernandez will not have new signing Ray Sandoval available, as the Peruvian striker’s paperwork has not gone through yet following his move from Sporting Cristal in Peru.Potential starting XI: Sosa; Vegas, Rodriguez, Achilier, Guzman; Millar, Osuna; Lezcano, Valdes, Sepulveda; Ruidiaz.GAME PREVIEW Raul Ruidiaz MoreliaRayados were dealt a body blow in the Apertura final against city rivals Tigres, losing 2-1 at home in the second leg to fall to a heartbreaking 3-2 aggregate defeat. Mohamed’s side did pick up a consolation prize a couple weeks later, defeating Pachuca to lift the Copa MX, but the Argentine manager enters the Clausura under pressure to deliver the title that evaded his side last month. Monterrey is positioned well to start the season off on the right foot, facing a Morelia side that will not have forgotten the 4-0 defeat it suffered in the Apertura semifinal second leg at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer just a month ago. Rayados return nearly their entire squad from last season, including top scorer Aviles Hurtado. The Colombian will be looking to erase some painful memories in the Clausura, after his late penalty miss against Tigres cost his side an opportunity to take last month’s final into extra time. Morelia has also put a premium on continuity, returned most of the squad that finished fourth in the Apertura.As usual, Monarcas will be counting on Raul Ruidiaz to deliver the goals. The Peruvian netted 11 times for his side in the Apertura, easily leading the team in scoring.last_img read more