DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines flips the football to running back Chris Evans #12 in the third quarter during a college football game against the UCF Knights at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the UCF Knights 51 – 14. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program announced this evening that one of the Wolverines’ top offensive players is no longer on the team.Chris Evans, Michigan’s projected starting running back for the 2019 season, is no longer a part of the program.Rumors had been swirling about Evans’ status for the past couple of days, though nothing had been confirmed by the Wolverines.Tonight, Michigan confirmed that Evans was off the team.“Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” Michigan’s David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications, announced.He added: “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time — per David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications. “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”— angelique (@chengelis) February 5, 2019Evans, a former four-star recruit, was expected to have a major role on Michigan’s offense in 2019.The running back totaled 423 yards and four touchdowns in 2018, rushing for 5.2 yards a carry.Michigan could now be forced to rely heavily on former walk-on Tru Wilson, whom Harbaugh is really high on.“He’s really seeing things well. He’s not running into the thick of defenders and is able to see the hole and go for the soft shoulder of the defender rather than trying to take him right down the middle,” Harbaugh said during the 2018 season. “His pass protection is very good. He’s continuing to improve. He’s a team favorite.”Michigan is expected to start the 2019 season ranked in the top 15.
advertisement scorecard Akshay Ramesh MohaliMay 5, 2019UPDATED: May 5, 2019 18:14 IST Faf du Plessis was in fine form for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSFaf du Plessis hit 96, his career-best score in IPL on SundaySuresh Raina hit his second successive fifty as CSK posted 170 vs KXIPCSK have already qualified or the playoffs of IPL 2019Chennai Super Kings were largely dependent on their captain MS Dhoni when it came to batting performances in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.Dhoni had done the bulk of the scoring, collecting 357 runs from 11 matches before Sunday but concerns over the form (or the lack of it) of some of the senior campaigners remained even as CSK became the first team to book a spot in the playoffs.However, CSK batsmen are seemingly peaking at the right time, coming up with handy contributions towards the business end of the tournament.If Shane Watson showed glimpses of return to form last month when he smashed a 96 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis are getting the much-needed runs under the belt ahead of the playoffs.South Africa star du Plessis hit his career-high score in IPL in their final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.IPL 2019, KXIP vs CSK: Live cricket scoreDu Plessis hit 96 from just 55 balls, smashing 10 boundaries and four sixes before getting out four runs short of his maiden IPL hundred. Sam Curran castled the CSK opener with a yorker that crashed onto the stumps in the 19th over.Du Plessis was looking in fine touch from the word go as he hit in-form Mohammed Shami’s first ball to a boundary. The right-hander, who came on board for CSK in 2012, stitched a 30-run stand with Shane Watson fell to Curran.”When you get that close you obviously want to get a hundred, but he (Curran) bowled really well,” du Plessis told the broadcasters after Chennai’s innings.advertisementFafulously Yours, straight from Mohali! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/m3gILgQDcFChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 5, 2019Du Plessis then played the anchor role for the initial part of his second-wicket stand with Suresh Raina. The duo added 130 runs for the second wicket as they took on both the KXIP spinners and pacers.2nd successive fifty for Suresh RainaRaina got to his second successive fifty of IPL 2019 as he finished with 53 from just 38 balls. The left-handed star batsman, who had started IPL 2019 slow, is on course to go past the 400-run mark which he has achieved in nine seasons for CSK so far.Du Plessis had taken the attack to Andrew Tye and leg-spinner M Ashwin as he took them to the cleaners in the middle overs. Despite the strong second-wicket stand, CSK managed only 170 for 5 in their 20-over quota as Mohammed Shami led KXIP’s strong death bowling.Du Plessis didn’t play the first four matches for CSK but made an immediate impact when he was brought into the playing XI for their home match against Kings XI Punjab on April 6 as he scored a well-paced 53.Also Read | Tendulkar to Ethics Officer: No tractable conflict, BCCI responsible for this current situationAlso Read | BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry questions Shahid Afridi’s conduct in 2010 spot-fixingAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Faf Du PlessisFollow Suresh RainaFollow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019 playoffs No data available! view more view less commentary graphs IPL 2019: Faf du Plessis hits career-best 96 as CSK batsmen peak at the right timeFaf du Plessis fell four runs short of his maiden Indian Premier League hundred as the Chennai Super Kings opener posted his career-best score of 96 against Kings XI Punjab in their final league-stage match of the season in Mohali on Sunday