ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has unveiled his “upset alert” pick for the eleventh week of the 2018 regular season.The ESPN college football analyst has placed the No. 11 team in the country on “upset alert” heading into this afternoon’s game.Kentucky, the No. 11 team in the country, is set to take on Tennessee.Finebaum thinks it could be a tough contest.“Kentucky, for those of you who like to go back in history, hasn’t won in Neyland Stadium (Tennessee) since 1984,” Finebaum said. “While they have the better team and they’ve had the better season, Tennessee has proven it can do some timings. It’s going to be a tough game for Tennessee to win, but I think Kentucky may still be hung over after that beatdown last week in Lexington.”Kentucky is a sizable favorite heading into this afternoon’s contest.The Wildcats and the Volunteers are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on SEC Network.
- Otamendi relishing Brazil ‘clasico’
Nicolas Otamendi praised Argentina for struggling through their torrid early form at the Copa America to book a semi-final showdown with bitter rivals Brazil.Lautaro Martinez’s instinctive early finish and a 74th-minute tap-in from substitute Giovani Lo Celso secured a 2-0 quarter-final win over Venezuela at the Maracana – the scene of La Albiceleste’s World Cup final defeat to Germany five years ago.The best performance Lionel Scaloni’s side have managed in the tournament to date secured a meeting with the hosts in Belo Horizonte next Tuesday and Otamendi reflected on their improvements from a shambling start to the group stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? “We knew it would be difficult from the beginning. It took time to take off, we got better,” the Manchester City centre-back told reporters.”Now we are in the semi-finals against an opponent where it is a clasico and we hope it will go in favour of Argentina.”Otamendi came out on top in an absorbing duel with Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon as a previously porous Argentina backline showed signs of finding their feet.”We knew it was going to be a difficult, hard and very intense match,” he said.”The important thing was to keep discipline, with very strong players like Rondon who hold [the ball up] well. “We controlled the game very well for most of the time. Maybe from dead balls the opponents had a few chances. “The goal in the second half gave us a cushion. We were attacking and we knew how to keep organised well. It’s a great victory for us.”@CopaAmerica 40′ PT @Argentina 1 (Lautaro Martínez) – #Venezuela 0¡#VamosArgentina! pic.twitter.com/x02C1WWR1Y— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 28, 2019Otamendi’s club team-mate Sergio Aguero, whose shots led to both Argentina goals, was similarly fired up by the prospect of taking on Brazil.”We will try to do our best, as we have been doing, to work for the shirt,” he said.”Argentina-Brazil is not played every day, especially in a competition like this. It generates a lot of expectation, not only in our country but in the world.”We knew that this match was not going to be easy but we are happy to have gone to the semi-finals. Little by little we are getting better.”
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh team profile
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh team profileBangladesh will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza at World Cup 2019advertisement Team Profile Reuters New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 16:50 IST BangladeshBangladesh head to the cricket World Cup to change perceptions about their potential to compete despite having consistently punched above their weight in recent 50-over tournaments.The Tigers registered their best finish at the 50-over World Cup at the 2015 tournament in Australia and New Zealand when they reached the quarter-finals, having defeated England in the group stages.They then proved their World Cup progress was no fluke by qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy from a group that featured hosts England, Australia and New Zealand.But just days before the start of the World Cup on May 30, the side does not feature in picks among teams that are expected to make the last four at the one-day international showpiece. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza urged his players to, therefore, make sure the cricketing world takes notice from the moment they start their campaign against South Africa at The Oval on June 2.”If you ask all the experts, analysts and former players about their favourites for this World Cup, none of them will pick us,” Mortaza told reporters.”I think we can change some perceptions if we can do something this time, more than how much it changed in the past. It is a great opportunity for us.”There will be no dearth of experience in the side with Mortaza, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, batting mainstay Tamim Iqbal and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim all making their fourth World Cup appearances.All four also have knowledge on how to win games on the big stage, having played in the 2015 victory against England in Adelaide and also when they defeated heavyweights India at the 2007 tournament in the West Indies.advertisementThe skilful Mustafizur Rahman will lead the pace attack and is expected to be a handful with his many variations.”We must work really hard, and it is important to find out if we are prepared to do that,” said Mortaza, who will be playing his final ODI World Cup.”The best teams sometimes don’t make it to the semi-finals, let alone win the World Cup.”There’s no pressure on us to win the World Cup or even reach the semi-finals. We just want to play well.”While the experts have not placed much hope on the South Asian side, former captain Mushfiqur believes a last-four spot could be within reach for Bangladesh, with teams needing to be consistent in the 10-team round-robin format.”Having most experienced players in the team, this is the strongest World Cup team that Bangladesh have ever had,” he said. “It’s not impossible. It’s tough, but possible.”I personally believe that we have the ability to reach the knockout stages, and anything can happen if we can reach that point.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Bangladesh cricket team