Mumbai: In the wake of Sunil Chhetri’s impassioned plea, fans are set to throng the Mumbai Football Arena here on Monday, as tickets for India’s Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out.On Saturday, India skipper Chhetri had posted an emotional video, urging fans to come and support the team for what will also be his 100th international match.”Yes, the tickets have been sold out for tonight’s game,” an official told PTI.Mumbai District Football Association president Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, “I’m glad that after @chetrisunil11’s heartfelt appeal, so many of us have responded and got the seats to #BacktheBlue. This is only the beginning, let’s make sure each game that @IndianFootball plays is houseful! They pour their heart out for us, least we can do is be there!!”Chhetri made the emotional appeal a day after slamming a hat-trick in India’s 5-0 demolition of Chinese Taipei in the tournament opener, and he found instant support from the country’s top cricketers, including current captain Virat Kohli and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.Chhetri is the country’s leading scorer with 59 goals from 99 international caps, placing him third in the world’s leading scorer’s list.”All the fans, who came out in Mumbai to support us… thank you. It means the world to us,” the 33-year-old had said in a video posted on Twitter.”But, I’m making this video not for you guys, I’m going to speak, appeal and request all of you, who did not come. To everyone, who is not a football fan… please come and watch us. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Howard, however, told CBS Sports he has a clean bill of health heading into Marquette’s first-round matchup with Murray State on Thursday.“I’m doing great,” Howard said. “I’m really just excited (for the game).” Related News “We’re looking at this as a new season.”Ahead of a big game against Murray State, @MarquetteMBB’s Markus Howard talks to @JonRothstein, @BrentStoverCBS, @GaryParrishCBS, and @ELAminTraining. pic.twitter.com/g9ZvO8GYM1— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) March 18, 2019Howard is averaging 25 points, four rebounds and four assists this season. He’s shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from 3-point range.Meanwhile, Morant — a projected top-five NBA draft choice — is tallying 24.6 points and 10 assists per game. March Madness 2019: Biggest snubs, surprises to make field of 68 on Selection Sunday Howard and Murray State guard Ja Morant will meet in a battle of the top two scorers in the 2019 tournament. But, Howard said he wasn’t focusing on the individual matchup.“I can’t wait,” Howard said. “It’s going to be Marquette against Murray State. I’m looking at it as a chance for my team to play against another great team and hopefully have a chance to advance. I’m not really looking too much into individual stuff. I know as a team we’re ready for the challenge.” March Madness 2019: 3 storylines to follow in Round 1 Markus Howard is “ready to go” for the NCAA Tournament.The Marquette star appeared to suffer a wrist injury and was just 1-of-15 from the field in his team’s semifinal loss to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament last weekend.
1 Once Dani Alves negotiated his exit from Juventus, after just one season, it looked certain he would be heading to Manchester City to reunite with Pep Guardiola.However, in what must be a bitter blow for the City boss the 34-year-old defender appears to have opted instead for a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.Guardiola’s side is particularly thin in the full-back department and Alves snub may also raise the price required to prise Kyle Walker away from Tottenham.Unsurprisingly City fans have had plenty to say on the U-turn performed by the former Barcelona man.Here is what some of them think about the snub: Dani Alves