ISL 2019-20: Odisha FC to Play First Three Home Games in Pune Instead of Bhubaneswar

first_imgBhubaneswar: Debutants Odisha FC will be playing their first three home games of the Indian Super League in Pune owing to construction work at the city’s Kalinga Stadium.The franchise will play the matches against ATK, Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC on November 24, December 4 and 11 respectively at Pune’s Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. Kalinga Stadium, which is owned by the Odisha Sports and Youth Services Department, is not ready as its upgradation work got delayed due to persistent showers in the state capital.As the venue is going to host the 2020 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup, the state government is trying to ensure that the turf is in proper condition as per the FIFA guidelines. The stadium is expected to be ready before December 16.All other six games will go ahead as per schedule and informing about the same, Odisha FC owner Rohan Sharma said, “Unfortunately, things are beyond our control so we have to consider an alternative venue for the first three home games. We look forward to having Kalinga Stadium full when we have our eventual first home game. Bhubaneswarfootballindian footballindian super league First Published: November 9, 2019, 8:29 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires And now with the run out of the way, practice can begin.“We need to put pads on and start hitting each other a little bit and hitting somebody else,” Arians said smiling. “I’m tired of playing soccer. I mean soccer is a great game, but we play this one in the trenches and I want to see our offensive line and defensive line, and I think we can become pretty good, pretty quickly.” It marks the official start of training camp; and the players can’t participate in training camp until they pass the test which consists of a 300-yard shuttle run (50-yard intervals) to be covered in 70 seconds. “Extremely pleased, saw everything I needed to see,” said head coach Bruce Arians, who noted he stopped the run early after each player ran the drill twice.“He gave us a little break. He took it fairly easy on us,” linebacker Daryl Washington said.“Don’t need to see them run anymore in shorts. Obviously, they’re in really good shape and ready to go,” explained Arians.The Cardinals had not been together since mid-June, but each player in attendance passed the test. Rookies Jonathan Cooper (unsigned) and Ryan Swope (concussion questions) were absent Thursday.“Shows that people actually worked in the five, six weeks that we’ve had off,” center Lyle Sendlein said.Of course, this year’s run test took place inside an air-conditioned stadium as opposed to outside in the nearly 7,000-foot elevation of Flagstaff, the Cardinals’ previous training camp home.“I don’t know,” Sendlein said. “Us big guys and running don’t mix well no matter how high in the air you are. We did what we had to do.” GLENDALE — Much has changed since the whistle blew on the Arizona Cardinals’ 2012 season. There’s a new general manager, a new head coach, a new quarterback and countless other new faces tasked with returning the franchise to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.Heck, there’s even a new training camp location –University of Phoenix Stadium.One thing though hasn’t changed: The run test. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more