Major Sports Headlines For Today: January 7

Major Sports Headlines For Today: January 7
Here are the major sports headlines for today: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day One: Australia present a strong front, India’s fielding a rising concern One of the major sports headlines for today came from the world of cricket, as the 3rd Test of the Border-Gavaskar series at the SCG commenced with a rain-hit day, […]

Here are the major sports headlines for today:

India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day One: Australia present a strong front, India’s fielding a rising concern

One of the major sports headlines for today came from the world of cricket, as the 3rd Test of the Border-Gavaskar series at the SCG commenced with a rain-hit day, which saw Australia gain a slight upper hand. India drew first blood with Mohammed Siraj dismissing David Warner to cut short his much sought-after return from injury. However, the Indians could not hold on to their good start. Marnus Labuschagne and Will Pucovski, the Australian debutant, gave Australia much-needed batting stability, putting up a century stand.

While Will Pucovski scored 62 runs from 110 balls, Marnus Labuschagne scored an unbeaten 67 from 149 balls. This ensured that Australia has solid ground to stand on for tomorrow with Steven Smith looking much better than he has so far in the Test series. The wicketkeeping debate reared its head once again for the Indians, as Rishabh Pant dropped two catches of Will Pucovski at 26 and 32. It was a memorable day for Navdeep Saini, as he grabbed his first-ever Test wicket by dismissing Will Pucovski.

Australia ended the day with a comfortable 166/2 on the board from 55 overs, and the Indians will need to be at their best tomorrow morning to take some quick wickets to put the pressure back on the hosts.

Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital after having an angioplasty

Among other major sports headlines for today was good news for Indian fans, as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was discharged from the Woodlands Hospital today, after getting an angioplasty. He was admitted to the hospital after suffering a mild heart attack on Saturday.

As he was discharged, Ganguly remarked, “We come to hospitals to save our lives. That has proven true. I thank the Woodlands Hospital and all the doctors for the excellent care. I am absolutely fine. Hope I would be ready to fly to soon.”

The former Indian captain was looked after by the top cardiologists of the country. Diagnosed with the “Triple vessel disease”, doctors have stated that a second angioplasty would have to be performed later in the future to ensure he remains in good health. While his discharge was initially planned for Wednesday, he decided to stay an extra day to stay under expert supervision.

Manchester City to meet Tottenham Hotspur in the league cup final

Manchester City is all set to play its fourth-straight final as they defeated Manchester United in the semi-final at Old Trafford. City would face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the final that is scheduled to take place on the 25th of April.

Goals from John Stones and Fernandinho helped City cruise to a 2-0 victory in what ended up being a fantastic performance away to their arch rivals. Having won each of the last 3 editions of the League Cup, Pep Guardiola will be hoping to add another trophy to his already burgeoning trophy cabinet with the Citizens.

The man standing in his way is going to be his old foe Jose Mourinho, who led Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Brentford in the first semi-finals. The final promises to be an appealing clash for several reasons, one of them being the fact that Mourinho has never lost a League Cup final.

Bengaluru FC shows head coach Carles Cuadrat the door after a series of poor performances

Speaking of major sports headlines for today from India, ISL club Bengaluru FC has decided to let go of head coach Carles Cuadrat, after the team suffered from a series of poor performances. With three consecutive losses in the league, the latest one being against Mumbai City FC on Tuesday, the club made this decision. Caudrat had been with the club for four and a half years, with the first two being spent as assistant coach and the next two and a half as head coach of the team. Under his guidance Bengaluru FC won the ISL title in the 2018-19 season.

More than the results, it was the team’s style of play that probably caused the management to part ways with the Spaniard. It was pretty much confirmed in the club’s statement, which read “After deep deliberation with the management, we feel the club needs to head in a new direction — one where the ethos and philosophy of Bengaluru FC begin reflecting again.”

Bengaluru FC is presently placed fifth in the ISL points table with a mere 12 points from 9 games.  Being ten points away from the top position which is currently held by Mumbai City FC, the former champions would have to gather themselves to show some good performances and finish the season strongly. Carles Cuadrat will now get replaced with Naushad Moosa on an interim basis, with a permanent appointment yet to be confirmed by the club.

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