Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will host North-Zone Inter University Hockey Tournament from October 5-11, 2019.As many as 35 universities are sending their teams to participate teams in the tournament. Matches will be played on playgrounds of MAK Pataudi Sports Complex and hockey ground of Faculty of Education of the university.The matches will start from 9am onwards. League matches will be played from October 9-11, 2019.The final will be played at MAK Pataudi Sports Complex on 11th October,2019.Prof. Najma Akhtar, VC, JMI, Mr. Zafar Iqbal, former captain of the Indian Hockey team and Mr. A.P.Siddiqui (IPS) Registrar, JMI will be among the dignitaries present at the inauguration of the tournament at 10:00am on October 5th , 2019 at MAK Pataudi Sports Complex.About Jamia Millia IslamiaJamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’.Also read: 20 UK vice-chancellors are in India to explore higher education opportunitiesAlso read: This new India-UK scheme will fund UK students to visit India for higher studies
Former Liverpool and Manchester United hitman Michael Owen has cast doubt on Marcus Rashford’s capabilities in front of goal, suggesting that the striker lacks the “killer instinct” to strike on a regular basis for his club. Rashford, 21, is considered one of England’s premier young talents after bursting onto the scene at Old Trafford as a teenager. The exits of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to Inter, moreover, have opened the door for Rashford to rack up more regular playing time up front, having moved across the attack during his time in the United first team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Rashford began the season in scintillating fashion, netting twice in a 4-0 rout of Chelsea in August. But he has failed to hit the target since, and Owen doubts he is cut out to be a prolific scorer. “I don’t think scoring goals is what he goes to bed craving,” said Owen on Friday at the launch of his autobiography, Reboot. “I think it is overall performance, chipping in with goals, assists, everything. He is a better all-round player than me.”He has a great touch and all round skill that I never had, but he hasn’t got the killer instinct that I had. I was just obsessed. Players like Robbie Fowler, Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane – these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.”Owen knows a thing or two about scoring goals, having hit over 200 in a professional career curtailed by serious injury problems and a further 40 for England, a tally only four players in history have bested. And he believes that ability is something which is almost impossible to teach. “You can definitely improve your finishing, but I don’t think you can improve your instinct and I don’t think you can improve the way you are made,” he added.“I know Rashford was never a centre-forward as a kid. He always wanted to play wide or as a number ten and I know his coaches at the Man Utd academy were always encouraging him to follow the ball in, get tap-ins and get into the box, be a goalscorer.“It was never really his desire. He was always outside the box, great touch and everything else. He will always score a decent number of goals and he is an absolutely wonderfully talented player, but when you mention Aguero, that cold-blooded constantly thinking about goals, I don’t think [he has that].” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Grinnell College has made the decision to withdraw the football team from competitive play for the rest of the season to protect the health and safety of its student-athletes. Team members have received numerous injuries this season, leaving 28 players on the 39-member roster healthy and qualified for play.The College is unwilling to compromise the health and safety of its players, including the 11 players, who over the course of the first seven weeks of practice and play, will miss some or all of the season.Grinnell College started the 2019 season with three-straight losses before cancelling the rest of the season.It’s a tough pill to swallow for the remaining healthy players on the roster, but safety is of the utmost concern in collegiate athletics – especially at such a small program. A college football program canceled the remainder of its season after the team sustained too many injuries.In a statement from the school, Grinnell College announced its football team has withdrawn from competitive play for 2019.A small liberal arts school, Grinnell College plays at the Division III level. With such a small number of athletes on the roster, the program cancelled the season due to player safety concernsHere’s the announcement from the school:
Barcelona director Javier Bordas said the La Liga champions will do everything they can to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou. The Brazilian star wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain prior to the transfer deadline and was reportedly desperate for a Barca return, though a move did not materialise. It came just two years after Neymar left Barca for Ligue 1 giants PSG in a world-record €222 million (£198m/$244m) deal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Neymar’s father and agent has already claimed negotiations between Barca and PSG are not over amid ongoing speculation. Bordas kept the door open, telling EFE: “While he wants to come, we will do what we can to bring him back. “What happens will happen, everything is constantly changing in football, but Neymar is Neymar. “The case of Neymar is a special one. He’s an exceptional player and he wants to come to Barcelona; he hasn’t adapted to Paris; he was wrong to go there, and even he has said that.” It’s not just the future of Neymar that has dominated the press with Barcelona’s superstar captain Lionel Messi also making headlines. Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed reports that Messi has the option to leave the club at the end of the season. Messi signed his latest contract in 2017, with the deal running until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a move to MLS via David Beckham’s incoming franchise Inter Miami, but Bordas doesn’t think he’ll be leaving Barcelona.”I don’t see him at another club,” he said. “There are few people more connected to Barcelona than Messi.”Messi is from Barcelona [having moved as a child and spent most of his life there]. Messi is Barcelona.”People are worried about his contract clause, but Messi will stay because he is at home here, he feels it. He comes from La Masia, you only have to look at him when a match has been lost.”Barca vice-president Jordi Cardoner, meanwhile, added: “We are calm and there is a lot of positivity, especially in the dressing room.”Leo will do what he thinks is fit, but Leo’s contract is very special because he is who he is. It’s a concession made to him and other players who deserve it. He can enter and leave the club when he sees fit. I’d love for him to stay for as long as he wants to play for our team.”