Month: October 2019

10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling says it’s too soon to be compared with the game’s greats.Sterling admits he needs to perform consistently at the elite level of the game to regarded among the best.He told 360 Sport: “To be compared to some of the best players in the world you have to be winning the biggest and best competitions, that’s the Premier League, the Champions League, and also stuff for your country. So, until that day you can’t think that’s it. You have to be aiming for that.“I feel I’ve got a long way to go to be the complete player. I feel I will be a complete player when I win the Premier League again, the Champions League and everything else.“That’s the level you have got to get to when you are playing at the highest level. Just scoring goals ain’t enough, it’s about scoring goals to win the biggest competitions.“The Champions League is one for sure. It’s still early in the season, but if we want to be among the best teams in the world, these are the things you have to do and win, compete on those aspects.“Everything is set up perfectly here to win things. You have got one of the best [training] facilities in the world, best managers in the world and great players around you. So what more do you need than that?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham extends Dorchester loan10 months agoSouthampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham extends Dorchester loan

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham extends Dorchester loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham has extended his loan with Dorchester to the end of the season.The deal has been rubberstamped by the Southern League and the FA so Latham is eligible for the Magpies’ trip to Taunton Town.Latham’s initial loan spell was announced in August of last year, and has kept six clean sheets in his time with the Magpies so far.Ollie Griggs, who returned to the Magpies from a loan spell at Winchester after Tuesday, will also be eligible for the Taunton match. last_img

21 days agoLiverpool star Salah ‘must rest’ insists ​Egypt coach El Badry21 days agoLiverpool star Salah ‘must rest’ insists ​Egypt coach El Badry

first_imgLiverpool star Salah ‘must rest’ insists ​Egypt coach El Badryby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEgypt coach Hossam El Badry believes that his star player Mohamed Salah needs rest.The Liverpool winger is set to miss the nation’s friendly against Botswana during the upcoming international period.And El Badry knows he must take the long term health of the player into consideration when deciding on his line up.”I agreed with him that it is in his best interests and those of the national team that he rests,” El Badry told local channel MBC Masr.”He won’t be with us at the training camp for Botswana, but God willing, he will be with us for the official matches.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukaku8 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukaku

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Right call to offload Alexis and Lukakuby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no regrets offloading Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.He insists sending the pair to Inter Milan was the best decision for all concerned.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “In one-off games, you think we could’ve had a number of extra players with experience. Alexis and Rom are goalscorers and good players, but at the moment, we made those decisions and they were the right decisions.”That’s the only way you’ve got to look at it. All the players here want to give everything for the club and for the shirt – that’s a big thing.”Every day that they come in training, and every day that they put the shirt on, they’re going to give everything that they have. So you can’t really say, ‘oh I wish I didn’t do that’.”Giving a couple of the lads the chance to show themselves, maybe it was a little bit too early for a few of them. But Mason Greenwood has stepped in and scored a couple in the midweek games, so it’s a great experience for them.”We know we haven’t had the results that we wanted, but I wouldn’t have kept the players we sold. It was the right decision.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Kansas Football Player Found DeadFormer Kansas Football Player Found Dead

first_imgBrandon Bourbon cheers from the sideline.Former Kansas football player Brandon Bourbon, who had been missing since the night of April 2, was found dead Friday, according to 13 News WIBW.Former @KU_Football and @WU_Football player Brandon Bourbon found dead. https://t.co/cVfsNOFvVB pic.twitter.com/eIuyhlCRZW— WIBW (@wibw) April 9, 2016According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, Bourbon’s body was discovered on a secluded riverfront property, just north of Vienna, Missouri. The sheriff’s office revealed the cause of death to be suicide.Bourbon was a member of Kansas’ football team from 2010-2013 before missing his senior season with an injury. As a junior, Bourbon started all 12 games for the Jayhawks and was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. His former Kansas teammate Ben Heeney posted this tribute to Twitter following the tragic news. Rest in peace to my best friend, my brother, my beard bro. U affected so many lives Brandon. I love u more than you know. @BeastmodeBourb— Ben Heeney (@henbeeney) April 9, 2016Our thoughts are with Bourbon’s friends and family during this difficult time. [13 News]last_img read more

Solskjaer sets new Man Utd record with sixth straight PL winSolskjaer sets new Man Utd record with sixth straight PL win

first_imgManchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set a new club record in the Premier League as his perfect start to life on the bench continues.The Norwegian has been a breath of fresh air around Old Trafford since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December, revitalising a team that had been short of confidence and consistency.Having starred at United as a player, he received a stunning welcome back to the club in his first match with a 5-1 win over Cardiff. 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? The Red Devils went on to win their next five games since that auspicious debut, a run that includes victory in the FA Cup third round over Reading and which clinched Solskjaer the distinction of overseeing the most successful start ever from a United manager . Now, thanks to Saturday’s 2-1 win over Brighton , the former striker also holds that record in the league.Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford both hit in the first half for the hosts to put them in a commanding position.And while Pascal Gross pulled one back for the Seagulls, it was not enough to deny Solskjaer yet another victory.With six straight wins in the Premier League he has now overtaken the late Sir Matt Busby, who won his first five First Division matches upon taking over at the club in 1945.6 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first ever @ManUtd manager to win their first six league games in charge of the club. Historic. #MUNBHA pic.twitter.com/keaKcecLff — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 19 de enero de 2019 That winning streak, moreover, has transformed a season which as recently as six weeks ago looked set to finish in mediocrity.United’s win sends the club into fifth place, ahead of Arsenal and just three points shy of Chelsea and the Champions League qualification spots.Their current position, however, will change once the two London clubs meet in Saturday’s later kick-off at the Emirates Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Brian Kelly’s Twitter Account ‘Liked’ A Post About Firing Brian VanGorderBrian Kelly’s Twitter Account ‘Liked’ A Post About Firing Brian VanGorder

first_imgA picture of Brian Kelly's twitter account.Twitter/@CoachBrianKellyWhoever runs Brian Kelly’s Twitter account has some explaining to do Sunday morning.To be clear – Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly probably does not run his own Twitter account. College football head coaches don’t have much free time, so they have staff members take care of things like social media. At least, we think that’s the case. Either way, Kelly’s account is making headlines on Sunday morning.Near the end of Notre Dame’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday night, Kelly was shown on screen screaming at defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Sunday morning, Kelly’s Twitter account has apparently “liked” a post suggesting VanGorder be fired.As-of 11:20 a.m. ET, it’s still there. Have a look: Brian Kelly's twitter accountTwitter/@CoachBrianKellyWe were alerted to the post by Sports Illustrated’s Brian Hamilton.Among other issues, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly probably wants to address who does his Twitter likes. pic.twitter.com/ib4nNvx1Nk— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) September 18, 2016Kelly’s frustration on Saturday night was apparent – but we doubt he pulled the trigger here. Regardless, fans have to be wondering if changes are coming in South Bend.last_img read more

Ohio State Received This Anonymous Tip About Zach SmithOhio State Received This Anonymous Tip About Zach Smith

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)New documents regarding Ohio State’s investigation into head coach Urban Meyer and his handling of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith were released today.The new documents don’t appear to reveal any pertinent new information, but they do provide more context for everything that was going on.You can view the full summary of the new release here.Included in the new documents is an anonymous tip Ohio State received about Smith in August.Here’s the email Ohio State received:On Aug. 19, OSU investigators got an anonymous tip from someone describing how Zach Smith blew off the treatment program where he was sent in 2015. pic.twitter.com/hRe9vizObV— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 28, 2018Ohio State fired Zach Smith this past July.Urban Meyer has received a three-game suspension as a result of the investigation. Athletic director Gene Smith received a two-week suspension.Correction: An earlier version of this post said Ohio State received the anonymous tip in 2015. The tip was received in August 2018 but it concerned events in 2015.last_img read more

Starting College QB Has Suffered Season-Ending InjuryStarting College QB Has Suffered Season-Ending Injury

first_imgA closeup of a Utah Utes football helmet.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 11: General view of a Utah Utes football helmet during the Utes game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)For Utah, Saturday’s loss to Arizona State did more than put their PAC-12 title hopes in jeopardy. In losing the game, the Utes also lost starting QB Tyler Huntley to a season-ending injury.According to a report by ESPN, Huntley sustained a broken collarbone in the third quarter against Arizona State. The injury will effectively end his season. At the time, Huntley  had to be carted off the field.Huntley was replaced by QB Jason Shelley, but the team couldn’t muster much offense with him.Utah were held to just three points the rest of the game after Huntley went down. The Sun Devils, meanwhile, ran away with the game, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter for a 38-20 win.Tyler Huntley carted off the field, looking very upset. Hate to see injuries in this rough game.— Jordan Simone (@JordanSimone38) November 3, 2018The loss sent the Utes to 6-3 on the season but 4-3 in conference games. They hold wins over USC and Arizona, the two closest teams in the PAC-12 South standings.Utah’s remaining games are against Oregon, Colorado, and BYU.If the Utes can win just two of those games, it might be enough to send them to the PAC-12 championship game.last_img read more

Georgia Star May Be Hinting At NFL Draft DecisionGeorgia Star May Be Hinting At NFL Draft Decision

first_imgGeorgia football players running onto the field.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 16: Mecole Hardman #4 of the Georgia Bulldogs takes the field before the game against the Samford Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Mecole Hardman Jr. was a five-star member of Georgia football’s 2016 recruiting class. While the Dawgs are extremely run-focused under Kirby Smart, Hardman has made an impact.In the last two seasons, he’s hauled in 59 passes for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s also an accomplished kick returner, and made second-team All-SEC thanks to that effort.The numbers aren’t gaudy, but Jake Fromm has opened it up a bit more in the last few weeks. He also has serious measurables that will help him whenever that NFL Draft decision comes.While there has been some speculation that he could try his hand at the 2019 Draft, it might make sense for Hardman to come back to Athens add to his resume.Mecole Hardman recently sent out a cryptic tweet, and Georgia football fans are hoping it means he’ll spend another year at school.From Thursday evening:It’s still money to be made 4️⃣? pic.twitter.com/6hQuaSC75J— Mecole Hardman Jr. (@MecoleHardman4) December 13, 2018It is impossible to know exactly what he means but the easiest interpretation is probably that he intends to return. Or it could be nothing.Don’t tell UGA fans that.Please? Yes? Bowman Boy is back!!!????!!!— Kevin Cheej (@wheezymedic) December 13, 2018Let’s freakin go #GoDawgs #DGD— UGANative??⚫️ #BeatTexas (@UGANative) December 14, 2018Coming back for Senior year?!— ?? (@rabdaawg) December 13, 2018Heisman 2019 boom!— lee wells (@leeswells) December 14, 2018You’re just catching the national exposure , gonna turn their heads next year even more !— OkefenokeElvis (@OkefenokeVince) December 14, 2018We’ll probably hear something more definitive from Hardman as we get closer to the Sugar Bowl. Georgia faces Texas on January 1.last_img read more

Alabama Fans Are Upset With Steve Sarkisian After The First Half Of The Duke GameAlabama Fans Are Upset With Steve Sarkisian After The First Half Of The Duke Game

first_imgSteve Sarkisian as an Alabama assistant.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)It took just two quarters for Alabama fans to be frustrated with one of the team’s offseason coaching moves. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is getting crushed for his playcalling in the first half against Duke.Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been incredibly efficient so far, as he’s 16-of-19 for 208 yards and a touchdown. But the running game has struggled mightily. The Crimson Tide have just 42 yards on 20 carries thus far.Alabama has only put up 14 points on the Blue Devils through halftime. The team has really only had a few big plays in the first half.The team’s first three possessions resulted in a punt, a fumble and a missed field goal. Fans are apparently expecting more given the circumstances. Alabama’s first 3 possessions against Duke:PuntFumbleMissed FG pic.twitter.com/aW6QW0KrPB— ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2019I really want to understand how Steve Sarkisian got this job at Alabama. You have the best WR in the nation and you’re not using him.— JaiHawkFLY (@JaiHawkFly) August 31, 2019Question.. When does Coach Saban choke Sarkisian out on the sideline for his play calling ?? #AlabamaVsDuke— Hugh Douglas (@Bighugh53) August 31, 2019Sarkisian, who was the head coach at USC from 2014-2015, actually coached at Alabama in 2016. After two years as offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons, he’s back in Tuscaloosa.It’ll be shocking if Alabama doesn’t improve it’s play in the second half. But for now, it’s 14-3 at the half.last_img read more

ESPN’s Updated Prediction For Oklahoma-Texas GameESPN’s Updated Prediction For Oklahoma-Texas Game

first_img When Oklahoma faces Texas in October, the likelihood is that the winner of this matchup will be at the top of the Big 12 Standings.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Oklahomas has a 70.8 percent chance of defeating Texas.ESPN's prediction for Oklahoma-Texas game.Texas would need to defeat Oklahoma and basically remain perfect through the rest of the season to keep its playoff hopes alive. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t ready to count Tom Herman’s squad out just yet.Kickoff for this showdown will be at 12 p.m. ET from the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma and Texas play in the Big 12 championship gameARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns throws against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Once again, the best Big 12 matchup to circle on the calendar is the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma. Both programs could have their postseason dreams determined in that eventual game.The Sooners have looked outstanding in their first two games of the season. Jalen Hurts has clearly grasped Lincoln Riley’s offense, and it’s possible the former Alabama quarterback wins the Heisman Trophy.As for the Longhorns, they’re coming off a crushing loss to the LSU Tigers. Sam Ehlinger and the offense put up a strong fight against the SEC powerhouse, but they fell short in the shootout.Starting off the season with a 1-1 record for Texas isn’t ideal by any means. On the flip side, the team has plenty of chances to boost its resume during conference play.last_img read more

Alabama vs. South Carolina: Game Time, Spread, Channel, AnnouncersAlabama vs. South Carolina: Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_imgA closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua TagovailoaTUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in action against the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama’s schedule has been pretty easy to start the 2019 season. That perception probably won’t change as they head to Columbia to take on South Carolina.The Crimson Tide have gotten off to a blazing start in 2019, easily dispatching Duke and New Mexico State by a combined score of 104-13. They will face their first true road game this weekend when they take on SEC foe South Carolina.The Gamecocks are coming off a blowout win of their own, beating Charleston Southern of the FCS 72-10. But that win came after a frustrating loss to North Carolina.If South Carolina couldn’t beat the Tar Heels, winning against Alabama may be too tall of an order. Here are the details for the Alabama-South Carolina game:Game Time: 3:30 PM ETChannel: CBSSpread: Alabama -25Over/Under: 61Announcers: Brad Nessler, Gary DanielsonSouth Carolina is one of the few SEC teams that Alabama doesn’t have a winning streak against. Nick Saban is only 1-1 against the Gamecocks since taking over as head coach of the Crimson Tide, and lost his last game to South Carolina in 2010.But the Gamecocks are being coached by former Saban assistant Will Muschamp – and Nick Saban is a perfect 16-0 against his former assistants. Two of those wins came over Muschamp when he was head coach of Florida.last_img read more

Asian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal wins gold, Deepak Singh bags silverAsian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal wins gold, Deepak Singh bags silver

first_imgAsian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal wins gold, Deepak Singh bags silverIn his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from 49kg weight category, Amit Panghal won the gold. The Indian boxer defeated Kim Inkyu of Korea by a unanimous decision in the final on Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India BangkokApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 12:43 IST India’s Amit Panghal came up with a dominant display in the 52kg final of Asian Boxing Championships on Friday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmit Panghal beat Korea’s Kim Inkyu by unanimous decision in the 52kg finalAmit’s strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against InkyuNational champion Deepak Singh (49kg) had to settle for a silverIndian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold medal of the year, claiming the top honours in the Asian Championships in Bangkok Friday.Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu Korea in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of a gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February.This was his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from 49kg earlier this year.However, national champion Deepak Singh (49kg) had to settle for a silver after going down in a split verdict to Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan.India have challenged the verdict under the Bout Review System and a decision is awaited on it.Amit outclasses Inkyu with aggressionUp against a lanky opponent, who was willing to play the waiting game, Panghal started in his usual aggressive style.What a fabulous show by @Boxerpanghal atAsianChampionship 19!Amit clinches a for India in #AsianBoxingChampionship #Bangkok outclassing Kim Inkyu of #SouthKorea by 5-0 in the finals.India is very proud of you champion! pic.twitter.com/CzWZLcB1eHDept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) April 26, 2019The strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against Inkyu and the Korean simply had no answer to Panghal’s aggression.The Indian managed to corner his rival quite often and his solid defences thwarted the feeble attempts at connecting by Inkyu.Earlier, Deepak put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges.It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally.advertisementThe Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second.The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp which immediately sought a review of the decision.The tournament has a Bout Review Process in place for any contentious decisions. Teams have been handed yellow cards at the beginning of their respective bouts. Coaches get a minute after the fight to appeal against a decision.Also Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso 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 Amit PanghalFollow Asian Boxing Championships 2019Follow Deepak SinghFollow India boxing Nextlast_img read more

Redmi flagship with Snapdragon 855 may be called Redmi K20 ProRedmi flagship with Snapdragon 855 may be called Redmi K20 Pro

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 17:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi flagship on May 14.Redmi flagship that is going to be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset.New leak suggests that the Redmi flagship will actually be called the Redmi K20 Pro.Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi flagship on May 14 in China, that is just a day before the launch of the Realme X. Ahead of the launch a lot has been talked and rumoured about the Redmi flagship that is going to be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset. So what will Xiaomi call its upcoming Redmi flagship? Earlier rumours claimed it will be called the Redmi X or Redmi 2 Pro. But now, a new leak suggests that the Redmi flagship will actually be called the Redmi K20 Pro. And this looks authentic.According to a new leak coming from www.ithome.com the Redmi flagship has got a name. It will be called the Redmi K20 Pro. The leak shows the outer cover of the phone that besides confirming the name of the device reveals all the key specs of the phone. The specs go in line with the rumours.The cover confirms that the Redmi flagship or the Redmi K20 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It also suggests that the Redmi K20 Pro will come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery setup that is also seen on the latest Redmi Note 7 series, and 48MP rear camera. Rumours suggest that the Redmi K20 Pro will come with three cameras on the back and single sensor on the front. On the back, the Redmi phone is expected to sport a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP camera configuration while on the front there will be a 32MP selfie shooter equipped inside the pop-up. On the software front, the Redmi flagship is said to run Android 9 Pie operating system based MIUI 10. The phone is expected to come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.advertisementIt looks like with the Redmi K20 Pro Xiaomi will take on the likes of Realme X that is set to launch on May 15 in China. The Realme X will be the flagship phone by Realme. Similar to the Redmi K20 Pro the Realme X is also tipped to come with pop-up selfie camera on the front. As of now, there are no reports whether the Redmi K20 Pro will come to India or not, but Realme has confirmed to India Today Tech that the Realme X will be launching in India very soon, possibly in a few months.ALSO READ | Redmi Y3 review: Great selfies and long battery lifeALSO READ | Redmi Snapdragon 855 leaks in video, some key specs confirmed by companyALSO READ | Redmi Snapdragon 855 leaks in video, some key specs confirmed by companyGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi Redmi flagship with Snapdragon 855 may be called Redmi K20 ProLooks like with the Redmi K20 Pro Xiaomi will take on the likes of Realme X that is set to launch on May 15 in China. Similar to the Redmi K20 Pro the Realme X is also tipped to come with pop-up selfie camera on the front.advertisementlast_img read more

On-drive boosts my confidence the most: Jemimah RodriguesOn-drive boosts my confidence the most: Jemimah Rodrigues

first_img Indo-Asian News Service JaipurMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 11:44 IST Jemimah Rodrigues was the star with the bat as Supernovas beat Velocity (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSupernovas defeated Velocity by 12 runs in the Women’s T20 ChallengeJemimah Rodrigues was the player of the match for her unbeaten 77Supernovas will face Velocity again in the Women’s T20 Challenge finalJemimah Rodrigues, who scored a match-winning knock for Supernovas against Velocity in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge, has revealed that playing the on-drive shot boosts her confidence the most.Sent into bat in their must-win match, the Supernovas scored 142 for 3, thanks to Rodrigues’ 77 not out and then restricted Velocity to 130 for 3 to win the final round-robin league match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Thursday.The 48-ball knock from the 18-year-old was studded with 10 stylish boundaries and a six.Speaking after the match, Rodrigues said: “I think the confidence I get while playing the on-drive is something no other shot gives me. I just tried to get good impact on the ball.”Jemimah Rodrigues is the Player of the Match for her match winning knock of 77* off 48 deliveries.#WIPL pic.twitter.com/WQ4GyRb4ZOIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2019She further revealed that her coach told her to stay at the wicket and not try to hit the ball hard.”I think it was important for me to play throughout. My coach told me to just time the ball and not try to hit it hard. I am batting pretty well. I look forward to the finals and would want to keep things simple,” she added.The two sides will again face each other in the finals on Saturday as the third team, Trailblazers, who also secured the same two points as Velocity and Supernovas, finished last on the basis of net run rate.Also Read | Veda Krishnamurthy defends defensive approach as Velocity qualify for final on NRRAlso Read | Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finaladvertisementFor 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 Tags :Follow Jemimah RodriguesFollow SupernovasFollow VelocityFollow Women’s T20 Challenge On-drive boosts my confidence the most: Jemimah RodriguesJemimah Rodrigues scored an unbeaten 77, including 10 fours and a six, as Supernovas defeated Velocity by 12 runs in the third match of the Women’s T20 Challenge.advertisementlast_img read more

Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s TestAshes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s Test

first_img Next Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s TestAshes 2019: Australia are likely to play Josh Hazlewood ahead of Mitchell Statc in the 2nd Test against England starting August 14 at Lord’s. Australia had won the 1st of a 5-Test series by 251 runs last week.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 16:19 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc. (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc has been included in the Australia’s 12-man squad for the Lord’s TestStarc did not play the 1st Ashes Test against England which Australia won by 251 runsAccording to reports, Josh Hazlewood will play at Lord’s ahead of StarcAustralia left out James Pattinson and replaced him with left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc for the 2nd Ashes Test against England starting at Lord’s on August 14.Mitchell Starc was the top wicket-taker in the 2019 Cricket World Cup but did not play the 1st Test at Edgbaston because he was recovering from a knee injury. Pattinson picked 2 wickets in the match but scored a crucial 47 not out in the second innings as Australia won by 251 runs.As part of coach Justin Langer’s rotation policy, Australia have brought in Mitchell Starc to the 12-member squad for the Lord’s Test but Fox Sports reported Josh Hazlewood would make it to the playing XI ahead of Mitchell Starc.BREAKING: Australia’s XII for the Lord’s Test:Tim Paine (c/wk), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood #Ashescricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 13, 2019That means Australia would make only 1 change to the XI which played in Edgbaston – Hazlewood in for Pattinson.There were no other changes to the team.Cameron Bancroft, who played his first Test since the ball-tampering scandal, will once again open with David Warner. Both men failed to make an impact and would be eager to get going at Lord’s.Steve Smith made a sensational return to the Test team with twin hundreds at Edgbaston and he would be eager to carry on from where he left off.Meanwhile, Justin Langer said he expects David Warner to get a big one at Lord’s while saying that he likes it when big players miss out and then step up and deliver.advertisement”I like it when great players miss out,” cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying when asked about Warner’s output at Edgbaston.”It means statistically they’ll probably get some pretty soon, so hopefully it’s this Test.”They’re great players for a reason and he’s got that look in his eye,” Langer added.Australia’s 12-man squad for Lord’s Test: Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head (vice-captain), Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell StarcAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul CollingwoodAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Josh HazlewoodFollow James PattinsonFollow Eng vs AUSlast_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah has skill-set to succeed in Tests at home: Ajit AgarkarJasprit Bumrah has skill-set to succeed in Tests at home: Ajit Agarkar

first_imgJasprit Bumrah has skill-set to succeed in Tests at home: Ajit AgarkarAjit Agarkar said that Jasprit Bumrah will be fresh and raring to have the ball in his hand as he has not played much cricket ever since the World Cup.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 18:41 IST Jasprit Bumrah in Test match (File photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSAjit Agarkar feels Jasprit Bumrah will have an exceptional debut home Test series against the ProteasThe real test for Bumrah will come up when India take on South Africa in the three-match series at homeBumrah played two matches in the Caribbean Islands, in which he picked 13 wickets, including a hat-trickEver since making his Test debut in Cape Town in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of the Indian team across all formats, especially Test cricket. Bumrah has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at an average of 19.24, thus becoming the linchpin of Indian bowling unit.All these 12 Tests have been played on foreign soil (3 in South Africa, 3 in England, 4 in Australia and 2 in West Indies) where wickets naturally assist pacers. In all these places, the right-arm pacer from Mumbai has made a mark and performed brilliantly. However, the real test for him will come up when India take on South Africa in the three-match series at home.Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar feels Bumrah will have an exceptional debut home Test series against the Proteas.”With experience, everyone can see what progress he has made in international cricket. I expect him to do well in India as well. Obviously, there will be times when the spinners will dominate in the series. However, with the kind of unique ability he possesses, I don’t think conditions matter to him. He has the skill-set to perform in Indian conditions as well,” Agarkar, who is an expert with ESPNcricinfo, told IANS.The 25-year-old has played 38 First-Class and 83 List-A matches in which he scalped 151 and 155 wickets respectively. Apart from that, he has played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been instrumental in their success in the league.advertisement”A lot of people tend to forget that Bumrah played quite a lot of first-class cricket before he played for India. He has bowled in these conditions with the SG ball. He knows what to do,” said Agarkar.Agarkar, 41, who played 26 Tests and 191 ODIs for India, also said that Bumrah will be fresh and raring to have the ball in his hand as he has not played much cricket ever since the World Cup. “Since the World Cup, he hasn’t played a lot of cricket. He missed (rested) the T20Is and the ODIs and featured in the two Test matches. So, he must be relatively fresh and will be very keen to perform in India as well,” he said.Bumrah played two matches in the Caribbean Islands, in which he picked 13 wickets, including a hat-trick.”I would not be surprised if he has an exceptional series,” Agarkar signed off.Also Read | Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma to resume battle for T20I dominationAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Ajit Agarkarlast_img read more

Kaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead Champions League pushKaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead Champions League push

first_img Associated Press BarcelonaSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 09:27 IST Kaka is encouraging compatriot Neymar stay at Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKaka’s opinions and advice could be worth listening to, even for NeymarKaka wants Neymar to stay at Paris Saint GermainNeymar is reeling from being jeered on his return to the PSG sideFrom lifting the World Cup to being named the world’s best player, Kaka ascended the highs Neymar is still chasing.So after more tumult in Neymar’s career, Kaka has some advice for his fellow Brazilian:Stay at Paris Saint-Germain to lead the pursuit of Champions League glory, and the world player of the year accolades will follow.Keep on maturing and maybe the forward can win a World Cup to avoid being viewed as a failure for Brazil.”Everybody wants to give some advice or an opinion about his life,” Kaka said in an interview with The Associated Press. “He’s just a 27-year-old guy, a lot of people of the same age make mistakes and improve with that.”But Kaka’s opinions and advice could be worth listening to, even for Neymar.After all, Kaka won the game’s top individual honors in 2007 when he was named FIFA world player of the year and collected the Ballon d’Or after winning the Champions League with AC Milan.Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, is reeling from being jeered on his return to the PSG side last weekend after sitting out the opening four league games of the season as he pushed for a move back to Barcelona during the summer transfer window. He won’t play in the Champions League until the third group-stage game because of a suspension.”For him I think it’s good to stay there in PSG for now,” Kaka said at the FIFA20 video game launch. “I think it’s good for him, for the club. I think PSG is always trying to build a great team to win a Champions League, so he can be the leader for this project and in my opinion, it’s good. It will be a great year for him.”advertisementWhen the FIFA player awards are handed out on Monday, though, Neymar will be far from the Milan ceremony. He has never finished higher than third in the vote for the Ballon d’Or, and still lives in the shadow of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”What I believe that lacks in Neymar to accomplish the world’s best player award is a big team accomplishment,” Kaka said in London. “When he achieves this big team accomplishment, being the leader of this accomplishment and he has a big chance for it, I am sure of that Neymar will be chosen to be announced as the world’s best player.”Neymar is starting a third season in Paris after Barcelona could not strike a deal to re-sign the player it sold two year ago for 222 million euros (then $246 million).”Maybe at 27, I could have made the same mistakes,” Kaka said. “And so I think this is a great opportunity for him to improve himself and to be better and mature.”While Neymar has won the French league twice the minimum expected for a team with lavish Qatari funding he has not won a European title with the French capital club as he did with Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final.Neymar’s only titles with Brazil so far are gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the Confederations Cup on home soil in 2013. Neymar missed the 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals through injury and was part of the team knocked out the 2018 quarterfinals by Belgium. He also missed this summer’s Copa America, which Brazil won without him.Kaka was part of the squad that won the 2002 World Cup, and Brazil hasn’t reached the final since then.”Always for Brazil we have this pressure,” Kaka said. “Because we have won five World Cups, so everyone thinks about the World Cup. So, if you do a lot of good things for the national team but you don’t win a World Cup, maybe you fail.”I don’t think it’s fair but it’s like this and this is the situation. And Neymar had an opportunity to play in two World Cups and didn’t win one with Brazil. So, our expectation with him is for him to be the guy for the next World Cup for us. I think it’s hard for him but I think every year he’s more mature, he understands his position in the national team better as well and it’s good.”Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow BarcelonaFollow Neymar Kaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead Champions League pushNeymar is starting the third season in Paris after Barcelona could not strike a deal to re-sign the player it sold two years ago for 222 million euros (then $246 million).advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Bang & Olufsen’s super-sized Avant 4K TV hides away when not in playBang & Olufsen’s super-sized Avant 4K TV hides away when not in play

first_imgThere was a time when an 85-inch TV was unheard of. Now, those out to inject their homes with a shot of cinematic splendor have several options to choose from—nearly every major TV manufacturer offers such a super-sized model, with a super-sized price tag to match. It comes as little surprise, then, that Bang & Olufsen, maker of some of the most iconic consumer electronics ever produced, now has one too. Earlier this week, the Danish company unveiled the big-daddy version of the 55-inch BeoVision Avant it released earlier this year, and it truly is a marvel to behold.This 4K Ultra HD television offers more than just superior resolution and picture quality. It’s been meticulously designed and crafted to be the aesthetic centerpiece of whatever room it occupies, and it comes packing a stunning sound system, one which Bang & Olufsen is particularly well suited to create. But perhaps the Avant’s most compelling feature is one that isn’t readily apparent at first: When turned off, the TV remains quietly tucked away, but when powered up, its motorized stand or wall mount springs to life, bringing the TV and its on-board audio system center stage, and turning to wherever its viewer may desire.Upon pressing one of three pre-programmed buttons on the Avant’s remote control, the television emerges from a recessed state and turns to face one of three pre-defined locations. In this way, the user is able to optimize the television for viewing in the living room, dining room, or kitchen area of a great room.The accompanying sound system, which offers separate channels for left, right and center speakers, delivers high-quality stereo sound, with dialogue anchored in the center for optimal positioning and clarity. Using a proprietary algorithm, bass output is optimized based on the TV’s distance from the wall behind it. For those interested in cinematic surround sound, wireless speakers can be added to support up to a 7.1 surround system.Of course, all that pomp and circumstance would lose its luster quickly if the TV didn’t also deliver when it was time for the pixels to perform. Fortunately, Bang & Olfusen have outfitted the Avant with top-notch TV tech, including a full array of direct LED backlights controlled by a local dimming system comprising 240 individual zones for superior black levels and contrast across the entire screen. There’s also an “eye” that constantly measures ambient light and color conditions, which allows the TV to adapt its output in order to deliver an optimal picture in varied room conditions.You might think such cutting-edge design and technology would cost a pretty penny, and you’d be right. But you may be surprised to learn that the 85-inch Avant is priced surprisingly close to its counterparts. At a suggested retail price of $23,000, the Avant stands shoulder-to-shoulder with comparable models from LG and Sony, and well below Samsung’s similarly sized and equipped option. For those with the means to afford it, this should come as good news, because the Avant delivers in spades what many other oversized 4K televisions lack: the sort of style and refinement that allows a television to function spectacularly as both a piece of art, and a source of entertainment. The Best Kegerators for Serving Fresh, Cold Draft Beer Right at Home The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Bond-Inspired AddArmor Audi RS7 Is the World’s Fastest Armored Car Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel)last_img read more