Daily Sports Headlines January 1, 2023

Daily Sports Headlines January 1, 2023

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Ranking India men’s top-5 T20I bowlers in 2022

Team India played a host of T20Is in 2022, which also included the T20 World Cup in Australia. Although they enjoyed a lot of success, a Super Four finish at the Asia Cup and a semi-final exit from the T20 World Cup made it sour.One of the reasons behind the Men in Blue not going the distance in the two marquee events was their bowling unit not being able to stand up under pressure. Of course, they were laid low by Jasprit Bumrah’s untimely back stress fracture, but the returns of the likes of Harshal Patel, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal left a lot to be desired.

We are back” – David Warner rings in New Year with daughter in heartwarming post

Australian cricketer David Warner shared a heartwarming Instagram reel with one of his daughters to celebrate the New Year 2023. The southpaw could be seen dancing to the viral tune of ‘mega ace da kid.’Sharing the TikTok reel, he captioned the social media post:
“Oh dear, we are back”
The 36-year-old recently scored a double century against South Africa in the Melbourne Test, which Australia won by an innings and 182 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. He will next play the third Test against South Africa, which begins on Wednesday, January 4.

We have to be careful” – Irfan Pathan picks Sri Lankan players who can be real threats to India

Irfan Pathan has warned Team India against taking Sri Lanka lightly and named a few players who could be real threats to the hosts.The Men in Blue will face the Lankan Lions in a three-match T20I series, with the first game to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3. Dasun Shanaka will lead the 18-member Sri Lankan side for the series, with Wanindu Hasaranga as his deputy.
While previewing the series on the Star Sports show ‘Follow the Blues’, Pathan opined that Hardik Pandya and Co. should be wary of the visitors, saying:
“Sri Lanka is not that bad a team. We know what they did in the Asia Cup. They really did well. We have to be careful.

BCCI conduct review meeting in Mumbai to address recent slump; Yo-Yo Test set to be part of selection criteria

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) conducted a review meeting to address the team’s sub-par performances of late, including a semi-final exit from the T20 World Cup 2022 as well as the ODI series loss against Bangladesh.The meeting, conducted in Mumbai, was attended by BCCI president Roger Binny, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, Team India captain Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid, chairman of the selection committee Chetan Sharma, as well as India ‘A’ coach VVS Laxman.
Issues ranging from the availability of players to the fitness parameters were raised during the meeting. Workload management while working through the strenuous cricketing calendar has been a difficult task with a constant barrage of injuries not helping their case.

Chelsea agree €38m deal to sign 21-year-old French international

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Ligue 1 club AS Monaco to sign Benoit Badiashile for a sum of around €38 million, according to The Athletic.It has only been hours since the winter transfer window opened, but Chelsea are wasting no time in the market. Having already agreed deals to sign David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos, they are on the verge of completing another signing.

A new left-sided central defender has been on the Blues’ agenda for quite a while now. They were previously linked with a move for Josko Gvardiol, but it recently emerged that they have turned their attention towards Badiashile.
According to the aforementioned source, Chelsea have reached a total agreement with Monaco to sign Badiashile. They are now in line to acquire the France international’s services for a deal worth around €37-38 million.

Arsenal and Newcastle United target unwilling to leave Serie A side

Nicolo Zaniolo is reportedly unwilling to leave AS Roma amid transfer speculations linking him with Arsenal and Newcastle United.Zaniolo, 23, has established himself as a crucial squad member for the Giallorossi since arriving from Inter Milan for a fee of £4 million in the summer of 2018. In his debut campaign, he bagged the Serie A ‘Best Young Player’ award for his fine outings in a creative role.
A left-footed technical operator renowned for his flair and passing, the 11-cap Italy international was afflicted with two back-to-back anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the coming seasons.However, he marked his return to action in style by helping his side lift the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League crown during the 2021-22 campaign.

More to come!” – Erling Haaland vows to get better for Manchester City in 2023

Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland has expressed his gratitude for everything he achieved in 2022 and believes there are only better things to come this year.Erling Haaland was arguably among the best players of 2022, having scored 37 goals in club competitions alone. He also earned a big transfer during the year, swapping Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City in a €60 million deal.
The Norway international has taken the Premier League by storm since joining the Cityzens last summer. With 21 goals to his name from 15 matches, he is leading the goalscoring charts with eight goals.At the age of just 22 and having recently earned a transfer to a top European club, the best is still to come for Haaland. He will be determined to build on the momentum and achieve bigger things in 2023.

Still has his place in a European championship” – Cristiano Ronaldo told only money prevented major clubs from signing him before Al-Nassr move

French manager Pascal Dupraz has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo would have received an offer from a European club had he agreed to lower his wage demands.Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers of his generation, but things have not gone according to plan for him recently. After having his contract with Manchester United mutually terminated, he was then dropped to the bench for Portugal’s FIFA World Cup knockout matches.

Despite entering his late 30s, Ronaldo was positive that he could earn a transfer to a top club. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner struggled to find takers for himself among Europe’s top teams.Al-Nassr were seemingly the only club interested in acquiring the forward’s services. While he denied claims that he agreed to move to the Saudi Arabian club earlier this month, it emerged last week that he has indeed joined them.

Straight embarrassment” – WWE Universe reacts to cringeworthy Ronda Rousey botch on SmackDown

Ronda Rousey lost her women’s championship back to Charlotte Flair this past week on WWE SmackDown. However, it appears that this is far from the talking point of the segment.Before Rousey accepted the challenge from Charlotte Flair, the former champion cut a promo about her arm and asked if Flair was there to challenge for her title at the Royal Rumble. She did have a slight slip-up that led many fans to wonder if The Queen was challenging for the championship at SummerSlam. The Rowdy One tripped over her words when trying to correct herself.

Family connection, potential clue – 4 signs that Bo Dallas is Uncle Howdy on WWE SmackDown

Uncle Howdy has been terrorizing Bray Wyatt since he made his return to WWE back in September and has recently begun making his intentions known.This past week on WWE SmackDown, Howdy stepped into the ring for the first time and delivered Sister Abigail to Wyatt after it was believed he was coming after LA Knight.
Howdy remained masked for the entire interaction, which has led to a lot of speculation regarding his identity, and there could be several clues leading to a certain former star.

Thanks, but no thanks” – WWE legend will reject Triple H’s offer to return at Royal Rumble after 14-year absence

The WWE Royal Rumble is just a few weeks away, and fans are speculating about potential surprise returns. Ricky Steamboat recently opened up about the possibility of a comeback to the company. He revealed that he would turn down the opportunity to compete at Rumble.
The Hall of Famer has never wrestled in a Rumble match, but he had a singles match at the inaugural Royal Rumble in 1988 against Ravishing Rick Rude. It seemed like he was least interested in being a part of the high-profile event.
Steamboat explained that while fans would undoubtedly love to see him at Rumble, he felt the platform was just too massive for him at this stage in his career. Thanks, but no thanks. Yeah (the fans would love it). I think it’s too big of a stage for me,” admitted Ricky Steamboat.

Bianca Andreescu wants to draw inspiration from her younger counterpart Iga Swiatek

Bianca Andreescu recently stated that she is inspired and motivated by the achievements of Iga Swiatek.In a recent interview with the WTA website, the former US Open champion pointed out that despite being younger, the Pole had accomplished more in the sport by winning three Grand Slams in contrast to her one.
The 22-year-old expressed her desire to beat Swiatek’s results in the future.
“The competition definitely inspires me and motivates me even more,” said Andreescu. “Seeing Iga, she’s younger than me and has three Grand Slams. I’m trying to get up there, I’m trying to beat that. But in like a friendly way. Because it’s like, and I actually heard this from a few players, where I kind of inspired them in 2019. So now it’s like the roles are reversed, which I really like.”

Emma Raducanu vs Linda Fruhvirtova preview

Emma Raducanu will face Linda Fruhvirtova in the first round of the 2023 ASB Classic in Auckland.Raducanu endured a disappointing 2022 season, winning only 17 out of 36 matches.She debuted in the Top-10 of the WTA rankings but suffered a massive drop after suffering a first-round defeat in her title defense at the US Open. The Brit’s highlights of the season were reaching the semifinals of the Korea Open and the quarterfinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.Fruhvirtova, meanwhile, won 10 out of 18 matches during the 2022 season.

The next doofus who asks him should be escorted out” – Tennis fans annoyed with Rafael Nadal being questioned about retirement

Tennis fans were far from pleased with Rafael Nadal being questioned about his retirement at the ongoing United Cup.The Spaniard’s first match of the 2023 season started with a disappointing defeat to Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie. Nadal won the opening set 6-3 but the World No. 14 bounced back to take the next two sets 6-3, 6-4 to put the Brits 1-0 ahead.
The Spaniard was asked in his post-match if defeats like these made him consider retirement. He calmly responded that he had no intentions of retiring any time soon.
“For me, I lost my match,” the 36-year-old said. “That’s it, no? So you are very, very interested in my retirement. I mean, that’s, for the moment, is not the case. When this day arrives, I’m going to let you know, guys. Don’t keep going with the retirement because I’m here to keep playing tennis.

Fans turn in hilarious reactions to Luka Doncic’s intentional free-throw miss against Spurs

Luka Doncic is once again showing the world how brilliant he is. In his last five games, the Dallas Mavericks guard has averaged a triple-double with 45.6 points.Thanks to his incredible performances, the Mavs are the hottest team in the Western Conference with six straight wins. On New Year’s Eve, the 6-foot-7 guard had another fantastic game and came up with a big victory.
Doncic dropped 51 points against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. However, what made his performance even more amazing was another free throw.

When Brittney Griner expressed her wish to remake Space Jam in an interview from 2014

Brittney Griner is one of the most popular female basketball players in the world. Standing at 6-foot-9, Griner is extremely dominant on both ends of the floor and has won numerous awards during her impressive career.Back in 2014, a few months before winning her first WNBA championship, Griner expressed her wish to remake “Space Jam,” an iconic basketball movie. Instead of Michael Jordan, however, the WNBA player would be the main star of the movie.
“I would love to remake ‘Space Jam!’” Griner said in April 2014. “Oh my God, I would love to do it!”
Unfortunately, the eight-time WNBA All-Star did not get her wish. The movie eventually got its remake, but it starred LeBron James, arguably the second-best basketball player of all time.

LeBron James lauds son Bronny James’ effort as Sierra Canyon reaches semis Les Schwab invitational tournament

Bronny James, LeBron James’ son, is one of the best young basketball players in the world. The 18-year-old has had some fantastic performances and has led his Sierra Canyon high school team to the semifinals at the Les Schwab invitational tournament.Like his dad two decades ago, Bronny is having a lot of success in high school. While he’s far from being the best player in his class, the 6-foot-3 guard continues to improve and could one day become a star in the NBA.
Thanks to his impressive performances at the tournament, Bronny was selected to the All-Tournament team. His father, who has closely followed his performances, congratulated him on Instagram.

Fans react to Tyler Herro’s stunning buzzer-beating winner against Jazz

Tyler Herro is one of the best scorers in the NBA. Despite not being as flashy as some big-name players, the Miami Heat guard has consistently improved in his four years in the league.While the Heat are struggling to get to the top of the Eastern Conference in the 2022-23 season, Herro is doing his best to keep the team above .500. On New Year’s Eve, the 6-foot-5 guard hit a game-winning 3-pointer against the Utah Jazz, securing a big victory for Miami.Herro’s clutch shot sent NBA fans into a frenzy as many of them reacted to it. Considering that this is one of the biggest shots of Tyler’s career, it’s not surprising that many fans talked about it.

Beside Max Verstappen, your career just stops” – Dutchman reveals why Lando Norris didn’t sign up with Red Bull:

Tom Coronel, a Dutch F1 pundit, recently spoke about how Lando Norris’s career would pan out if he teams up with Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen.It is no secret that most of Verstappen’s teammates have struggled quite a lot with Red Bull. Since the Dutchman’s style of driving is quite unique, and Red Bull’s cars are mostly built according to him, other drivers have a hard time keeping up with the car.
In an interview with Formule 1 magazine, Tom Coronel explained how Lando Norris took the right step to not join Red Bull and wait for better future opportunities. He also explained how drivers like Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon, and even Sergio Perez are unable to compete at the very top because of how strong Max Verstappen is.Coronel explained:
“Whether he should sit next to Max? No. Then he will get the same as all the others (Gasly, Albon, Perez). Beside Max, your career just stops. It was wise of Norris not to go to Red Bull. It is better to wait for another opportunity. He actually does that now.”

We will try to employ German drivers” – Audi make their F1 plans clear before 2026 entry

After making their decision to join F1 with the Sauber group in 2026, Audi spoke about their preference for drivers that will drive the cars powered by their engines. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess discussed it previously when he said that F1 follows a trend where the sport gets popular in the country if a native from there is in competing.While using America as an example, he revealed they would try to employ German drivers in their “two teams” given the company hails from Germany. He said:
“Formula 1 hasn’t been successful in the US until now, but obviously, now it’s coming. Of course, it’s always the case that a driver from the right country can be very successful in that country, and Formula 1 becomes very popular. “I assume that we will try to employ German drivers in our two teams, for sure.”

You should publish everything” – Mercedes and Red Bull among F1 teams told to improve transparency and governance

Mercedes-AMG and Red Bull Racing are among the Formula 1 teams who lacked transparency regarding the code of ethics that was asked by the Standard Ethics group.The code of ethics is a team’s publicly-available set of guidelines that shows their focus on various kinds of ethical practices and emphasizes on human rights issues. It ensures that the sport and the teams follow ethical practices and work in harmony.
He said:
“There were three teams with a code of ethics – McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari. They were talking about all major sustainability issues but I would like to see more from the other teams.” “We analysed by what they publish. It’s very important, the first part of sustainability is to be transparent, to inform people what you are doing about that. You should publish everything.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your attention.

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