Cristiano Ronaldo was the victim of a double injustice at the Best FIFA Football Awards, according to Portugal coach Fernando Santos, after he missed out on both Best Player and Best Goal.Luka Modric became the first player other than Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Best FIFA Footballer of the Year award since Kaka in 2007.The Croatian captained his side to their first ever World Cup final and was voted the tournament’s best player, picking up the Golden Ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Santos has spoken out at the decision to give the midfielder the Player of the Year honour over Ronaldo, suggesting his captain and talisman was unfairly beaten into second place.He is quoted in Marca as saying: “If you ask me if Modric is a great player, I answer yes, and that’s why I voted for Modric in second place. Now, if you ask me who is the best player and who it was at this time, it was Cristiano Ronaldo, I have no doubts about that.“He scored 50 goals, which was valid a year ago, two years ago, and three years ago. It seems that suddenly it stopped being ‘it’.”Santos was equally baffled by the decision to overlook Ronaldo for the Puskas award, with the prize instead going to fellow Best Player nominee Mohamed Salah.Ronaldo was nominated for his Champions League quarter-final bicycle kick against current employers Juventus, but was beaten by Salah’s curling effort in last season’s Merseyside derby – a decision that has drawn widespread criticism.Santos was a vocal member of the aggrieved: “When the best player in the world does not win a prize, there is something very strange.”The ceremony, held in London, was as notable for its absentees as it was for its award recipients. Neither Ronaldo nor Messi were in attendance, with the latter being omitted from the nominations entirely despite another prolific season in which he outscored his Portuguese rival at club level.Both players, however, were named alongside Modric as part of the FIFPro World XI.
Post this film,Sunny will be launching his son into Bollywood with the film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and will also be directing it For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News the commission also directed UT Builders and Promoters Limited to pay a fine of Rs 10, which connected many facets of what India had to offer as a civilisation with the modern sensibilities of liberty, universities, Get the team’s star batsmen to the Kaun Banega Crorepati set where they are asked the following question: ‘Where is the Off Stump? Users can add location of the Pokémons they find as well,"We have very actively pursued peace with Afghanistan and?Chandigarh: Facing mounting pressure to honour poll promise of farm debt waiver" Yadav was speaking at a prize distribution function here to honour high school and intermediate students, When you put your feet down and defend properly it’s still quite a hard wicket to get through the defence.
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Delhi has 13 districts in which these 1, But I don’t know why people took it negatively.It was all a game plan inside the house 4 “Bani is self-centered She doesn’t deserve to be on the show” Bani shouldn’t be there inside the house because throughout 26 days a lot of her selfishness was seen She is self-centered Not once did she ask anyone be it celebs or commoners if they want tea or if they had their meals or if they were in stress I never saw her caring for anybody 5 “Now if people recognise me I would believe Bigg Boss has changed my life” I have no idea how life will be now When I walk on the roador travel in train if someone recognises me or talks to me or if I get a very big offer or contact from any channel then I would consider that Bigg Boss gave me something Right now I haven’t been able to experience the difference 6 “I would want to become a writer or an anchor” I would want to change my linebut will continue to do apart-time teaching Earlier also I used to teach to earn money I wasn’t ateacher by choice but by compulsion I knew it as a way to earn money In future I would search for jobs in writing or anchoring I have aninterest in teaching hence I would continue to do something or the other in it Navin who hails from a small town called Jhajha in Bihar said he would not want to be a part of any more reality shows as of now But he would definitely want to stay in touch with his other housemate friends — Manu Manveer Lopamudra and Mona Navin also feels Gaurav Chopra Bani and Manveer are really playing welland could go a long way if they maintain their strategy Navin was left gushing when we congratulated him for going inside the house as a commonerand exiting it as a celebrity For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Harsha Bhogle | Published: September 21 2012 1:26 am Related News There are often very good reasons why schedules are the way they are and it is also true that those commenting on schedules have fewer variables to consider than those making them So there must be a reason why the first four games of the World T20 are so underwhelming I am writing this with the tournament three days old and that compelling gamethe one that forces cricket lovers to stop what they are doing and watchis still somewhere in the distance Hopefully one of the qualifiersor Bangladeshwill get this jamboree up and going because otherwise it doesn’t really begin till the 27th when the Super Eights start Thateither wayis a new beginning because teams don’t carry their points from the qualifiers and that means there are a few dead rubbers Like India vs England on the 23rd As the tournament hopes to gather steam it is suddenly up against what should have been a marquee game but is really a warm-up game To allow people to choose the matches they want to watchand that is a valid reasonteams are pre-seeded into the Super Eights and so whether or not India beats England doesn’t really matter to the tournament Maybe there is a case for carrying points against the other qualifiers to inject greater value to the earlier games That is not to say it hasn’t been fun watching them and I enjoyed watching Afghanistan’s spirited cricketers try and make the most of the little opportunities thrown their way Theirs has been the story of world cricket over the last five years and the good news is that it doesn’t seem likely to end very quickly They have withstood political turnoilviolence and displacement to come so far and hereafter other barriers must seem like small hurdles in the way of their spirit Positive signs Already a few of their cricketers look like they could fit into more established teams and two in particularthe seamers Dawlat Zadran and Shapoor Zadran and the all-rounder Mohd Nabi looked very impressive And word is that youngsters are flocking to camps being organisedthat the U-16s are doing well That is a good sign and I believe we can do more to help them along It is very unlikelygiven the way the world is going that Afghanistan’s future will lie in Test cricket and so they need as much access to ODI and T20 knowledge as possible One way to do that is to allow them to be part of the IPL I can imagine a Dawlat Zadran spending six weeks with a Wasim Akram or a Shaun Pollock or Nabi spending time with Jacques Kallis or MS Dhoni IPL teams don’t need ten overseas players anyway and this might be a nice way of promoting talented cricketers and helping them find their way into world cricket Apart from these twoI am sure a couple of others won’t be out of place either If the signs are good with Afghanistanthey are not quite looking as positive for Zimbabwe They were disappointing against Sri Lankanot just with bat and ball but in the field which has been an area of great strength in the past Unlike teams from the sub-continentand we must put Afghanistan into this sub-class toowhich learn traditional skills like batting and bowling first and acquire fielding somewhere along the pathZimbabwe were doing it the other way Because their fielding was always exceptional they were able to stay competitive but the signs here are a touch ominous I’m hoping too that the crowds come in as the tournament moves along With the amount of cricket played around the worldand the easy accessibility through televisiona cricket match is no longer a novelty anywhere And I get the feelingand it grows stronger with every tournamentthat people need a context to watch Non-home games aren’t drawing crowds and even though it was only a warm up gameIndia vs Pakistan was played in front of a near empty stadium Generating that context in tournaments like these won’t be easy (in the Big Bash or the IPL every game is a home game for someone) and maybe that will become the new order in world cricket Maybe those games (27th-2nd)where every game will have a distinct value attached to itwill provide more clues For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 18 2017 2:36 am Picture for representational purpose Top News A journalist with Marathi daily Loksatta who was covering a hunger strike at a students’ hostel in Pune on Saturday said he was beaten up by police after he refused to delete a recorded conversation he had had with a government officer at the spot Loksatta is part of The Indian Express Group In his statement to the police journalist Dnyanesh Bhukele (24) said his cell phone was snatched and a senior officer deleted the recording of the conversation Bhukele also said that the officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Nilesh More threatened to “destroy his career” and file a case against him While More has denied the allegations Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla has ordered an inquiry into the matter and has assured that action will be taken based on the findings However ACP Nilesh More denied the allegations When questioned about the issue Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla said “As soon as the incident was reported to me I ordered an inquiry into it Once I receive the report appropriate action will be taken A number of journalists are meeting me on Monday I will also discuss the issue with them The issue will be thoroughly probed” The Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ) has condemned the incident PUWJ president Shailesh Kale said “We would be raising the issue with the police commissioner and will demand the strongest possible action against ACP More” In a statement issued on Sunday Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe also demanded action against the police officer For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Amrita Chaudhry | Ludhiana | Published: May 3 2012 12:19 am Related News A two-day national seminar on Women and Rural Development: Critical Issuesjointly organised by the College of Home Science of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Home Science Association of India (Punjab Branch) began here on Wednesday Delegates from India and Pakistan are participating in the seminar Inaugurating the seminarPunjab Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra called upon the PAU science fraternity to continue working for the welfare and uplift of rural people Without the growth and development of rural areasthe country cannot prosper and progress?" he asked. 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“We can’t start to analyze baseball like football. It’s the equivalent of a quarterback dropping back on his first play from scrimmage and missing a guy open on an out pattern,” Epstein said. “That’s where we’re at in the season.”Early or not, the Cubs have shown their weaknesses, and until they start winning regularly, it’s going to stay loud while they try to prevent the buzz from entering the clubhouse. It was quiet there before Thursday’s game, and Heyward sat with a demeanor similar to deGrom’s months prior: relaxed and with the hood of his sweatshirt up over his head, a water bottle balancing on his right leg and his cell phone on his left, watching golf on the TV.“It’s not going to do anything to dwell on how well something is going, or when something may not go well because any moment it can change,” Heyward said. “That’s the humbling part of baseball.” MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNModern baseball is covered extensively and intensely, and the players are almost perpetually under a cacophony of feedback. TV, radio, newspapers, websites, blogs, their social media feeds — there is almost no escape from someone opining on their play. And when they’re doing poorly, the noise around the team only intensifies.Eight months after deGrom sat tuning out the TVs behind him, the home clubhouse at Wrigley was funeral-parlor quiet. The TVs — perhaps wisely — were tuned to a golf tournament. A few hours before playing the Pirates, members of the Cubs were scarce. The ones who were around practically whispered as they spoke to each other. The noise around the team had been mostly strident and negative for the two weeks since the season started.But ask and they’ll insist that they hear none of it.“It doesn’t matter. None of that stuff matters. Whether it’s going amazing or it’s going not how you want it to, that’s all going to happen often in the season, so those stories don’t really matter,” Jason Heyward told Sporting News. “The only story that matters is what happens at the end.”They’re bombarded with the noise, though. Kris Bryant shared during spring training that seeing the negativity on Twitter about his 2018 performance motivated him, but just days into the season said that he had deleted his Twitter to tune it all out. Even if they’re not plugged into social media, players still have to avoid everything else.“I don’t watch that s— or listen to whatever. I don’t have Twitter, none of that stuff because really at the end of the day it does not matter,” Heyward said, slowing down to emphasize the final three words.Heyward had a Twitter account but deleted it during the 2016 season when he was struggling mightily at the plate. A Facebook and an Instagram page remain, but nuking Twitter has done a lot to keep his life quiet. Heyward is loquacious about baseball in the clubhouse but guarded about his life off the field. He said that helps him keep things simple and in perspective.The catalyst for success for the Cubs might have to be about quieting the noise around them and keeping it out of the clubhouse as a whole. Sure, rolling out a long winning streak would do a lot to make that happen, but there’s the day-to-day angst to contend with in the meantime. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Monday’s home opener at Wrigley that he wants his team to focus more on the day in front of them and push aside the rest.“You’ve got to be careful with semantics, man, because you don’t know how everybody is going to interpret them,” Maddon said in response to a question about his team’s sense of urgency. “I want them to really process today, period. I want to stay in this moment and attack this moment as well as I possibly can.”The question of the Cubs’ sense of urgency sprung from the way the 2018 season ended, and it has been amplified since by their relative absence in the free-agent market during the winter and the sluggish start to the season. But, like Maddon, team president Theo Epstein isn’t in love with using the word “urgency,” either.“I think this entire ‘sense of urgency’ narrative or subject line has taken on a life of its own, and completely outside of the clubhouse,” Epstein said to reporters from the Cubs’ dugout before Monday’s game. “That storyline is completely over inside that clubhouse, and until we start winning it’s going to continue to be perpetuated outside. It was kind of over the first day of spring training. It was an offseason thing.”Epstein characterized the notion of urgency as just one part of the improvements proposed by players and staff after last season ended. They wanted to apply the appropriate amount of focus and preparation every single day, Epstein said. Some of the hyperfocus and overreaction to the first two weeks of games is a result of the sustained excellence over the past few seasons and the expectations to maintain it.“That’s a privilege, it’s not a burden,” Epstein said of the added attention and raised standards. “There are going to be times when you’re not living up to expectations and the heat’s going to be turned up a little bit. That’s the reality of the game and the modern game, the way it’s covered.”Unlike last season, particularly at the end, the Cubs’ primary problem this year has not been the offense. Through Wednesday’s games, they ranked sixth in baseball in wRC+ and slugging percentage. They have scored at least 10 runs in five of their eight games. It has been the pitching that has let them down so far. Through Wednesday, Chicago had the third-worst team ERA in baseball and the highest walk rate, at over 13 percent. If the Cubs are going to right the ship, then the pitchers have to stabilize, Maddon said, but when asked Monday if his relievers were pressing, he was again careful with his semantics.“That group is probably trying too hard. I don’t know if that’s pressing or not,” Maddon said.It’s not urgency, it’s about today. It’s not pressing, it’s trying too hard. Whatever words are used, the Cubs have that noise to quiet, and as Epstein said earlier this week, some of that comes from not overreacting to the small sample size of the early season. CHICAGO — On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, Jacob deGrom sat in front of his locker in the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field with his shirt off and his back to the TVs that hung in the center of the locker room. MLB Network commentators Chris Rose and Kevin Millar were loudly insisting that deGrom couldn’t win the Cy Young because the Mets, 58-74 at the time, weren’t any good. Only once did deGrom turn slightly to acknowledge the on-air debate.In eight innings that night, deGrom struck out 10 Cubs batters and walked just one while giving up one run. The Mets wound up losing 2-1.