7 days agoEl Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed

first_imgEl Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponedby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThis month’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest.The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.Both Barcelona and Real Madrid disagreed with calls to switch the game to Madrid.The clubs must agree a new date by Monday.La Liga made the postponement request because of “exceptional circumstances beyond our control” as more protests are expected in Barcelona on the day of the match.Protests have continued into a fifth day in Spain’s Catalonia region with protesters clashing with riot police. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoREVEALED: Why Man Utd teammates mocking Fred

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Man Utd teammates mocking Fredby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United teammates are mocking Fred’s decision to get married during pre-season after he mistakenly thought he would make Brazil’s Copa America squad. The Brazilian midfielder missed the first chunk of United’s summer tour due to his wedding being booked for July.The Times says Fred has been paying the price for his summer gaffe and became the ‘butt of the jokes’.Having booked his wedding for July 14, the Brazilian reportedly had to plead with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get time off. The 26-year-old midfielder has struggled to live up to his £52m price tag since he joined the club from Shaktar Donetsk in the summer of 2018. last_img read more

13 hours agoScholes backs Man Utd to sign Arsenal playmaker Ozil: The missing link

first_imgScholes backs Man Utd to sign Arsenal playmaker Ozil: The missing linkby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Paul Scholes thinks his former club could use Mesut Ozil’s skills.The German seems destined to leave Arsenal after being left out of their last five match day squads.United have struggled to break down deep-lying teams this season, and Scholes believes Ozil could solve that problem.Asked whether Ozil could be a difference-maker for United, Scholed replied: “Man Utd could do with someone like Ozil who can link a team together.”[He is] a player who can link teams together. He has got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.”He could be an answer short-term, I don’t know. I think that would be up to him, ultimately.”I can’t [see it happening], but he’s the type of player, short-term, who United could do with.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Michigan Cornerback Blake Countess One-Ups Jabrill Peppers With This Crazy Backflip Routine

first_imgMichigan Wolverines football players celebrating a sack.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: Chris Wormley #43 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates the sack on quarterback Marcus McMaryion #3 of the Oregon State Beavers (not in photo) with teammates Matthew Godin #99 and Mario Ojemudia #53 during the fourth quarter of the game on September 12, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Beavers 35-7. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is a crazy athlete, and may wind up as one of the best corners in the country if he pans out, based on his potential entering college last year. He proved that the injury issues that kept him from participating during most of the 2014 season are probably a thing of the past with this impressive backflip during drills yesterday. Fellow Michigan cornerback Blake Countess isn’t one to be overshadowed, however, and one-upped Peppers’ backflip with this wild routine, which he posted on Twitter this evening.Yall decide! its all fun tho! @JabrillPeppers pic.twitter.com/LGy4nhwQI8— Blake Countess (@TheeCount2) February 27, 2015Peppers is impressed…we think. We’re not actually sure what this response means.Light cheese “@TheeCount2: Yall decide!its all fun tho! @JabrillPeppers pic.twitter.com/Y00UE9OxwG”— Breez (@JabrillPeppers) February 27, 2015We can’t wait to see Peppers’ inevitable response the next time Michigan hits the practice field.last_img read more

Kompany ready to battle Liverpool

first_imgCaptain Vincent Kompany admits Manchester City had their pride hit by recent defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City but will “pull everything out of the locker” against Liverpool.  A 3-2 reverse at home against Palace  was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium , though the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways with a 3-1 result at Southampton on Sunday .  The three points picked up on the road lift Pep Guardiola’s men back up to second place in the Premier League table prior to their pivotal clash with leaders Liverpool on Thursday.   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? Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, either side of a James Ward-Prowse own goal, made sure City took full advantage of Tottenham’s defeat to Wolves a day earlier, with Kompany delighted with the performance following recent setbacks in their title defence.  “It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports.  “We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive.  “We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react.”FULL TIME | What a 2018 we had! Let’s make 2019 even better!1-3 #SOUMCI pic.twitter.com/OQE39I0tFE — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2018 City and Liverpool fought out a goalless draw at Anfield in October but Kompany insisted his team would hold nothing back against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.”We want to kick on,” said the Belgium international.”We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win.”We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Bonus For Making The College Football Playoff Will Make You Jealous

first_imgUrban Meyer speaks to a reporter in his team's facility.ESPN.Urban Meyer coached his way to a major payday.Written into every college football coach’s contract are a series of bonuses that can be dolled out if certain feats are achieved. Expectations range from hitting a certain number of wins, to winning a conference title. Usually, the bigger the program, the harder the achievement.For Urban Meyer, Ohio State broke the piggy bank. For making the College Football Playoff, Meyer positioned himself for a handsome bonus check.According to USA Today, Meyer already received $50,000 for winning a share of the Big Ten East division. Now, Meyer is going to receive at least $250,000 for making it to the Fiesta Bowl.It’s official: @ClemsonFB and @OhioStateFB are heading to the @PlayStation #FiestaBowl. https://t.co/zfTNEIhRT9 pic.twitter.com/7ddJQTA1Yk— PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) December 4, 2016If Ohio State defeats Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl and makes it to the national title game, Meyer’s $250,000 bonus becomes $350,000.Ohio State and Clemson play in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. E.T. kickoff and will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

Report: Nigeria 1 Burundi 0

first_imgNigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign got off to a winning start on Saturday as they edged out Burundi 1-0.Gernot Rohr’s side, who are 89 places above Burundi in FIFA’s world rankings, struggled for long periods in their Group B opener at the Alexandria Stadium but sealed all three points in the 77th minute.Odion Ighalo, introduced for Paul Onuachu just four minutes earlier, latched onto Ola Aina’s wonderful back-heeled pass and coolly whipped the ball past Jonathan Nahimana. 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? Nigeria will hope to put in a vastly improved performance against Guinea on Wednesday, while Burundi face Madagascar a day later.FULL TIME | Nigeria – Burundi 1-0 #TotalAFCON2019 #NGABDI pic.twitter.com/qJpEb2ezjt— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 22, 2019Nigeria struggled in the early stages and could have fallen behind after 14 minutes but Daniel Akpeyi pawed away Cedric Amissi’s powerful volley.At the other end, Samuel Chukwueze blazed over from Alex Iwobi’s pull-back shortly before the half-hour mark, while an unmarked John Obi Mikel headed wide from six yards soon after.Burundi ended the half strongly, with only a fingertip save from Akpeyi keeping out Frederic Nsabiyumva’s looping header.Kenneth Omeruo headed over shortly after the restart for the Super Eagles before Akpeyi pushed Fiston Abdul Razak’s long-range drive around the post.The stage was then set for Ighalo, the Shanghai Shenhua forward clinically lifting past Nahimana and in off the right-hand post to get his side up and running in the tournament.Key Opta facts:- Nigeria have won their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006 (1-0 against Ghana).- Nigeria have won five of their six games against a debutant team at the Africa Cup of Nations (D1).- Nigeria are unbeaten in their last six AFCON group stage games (W4, D2).- Odion Ighalo scored just three minutes and 27 seconds after coming on. He scored his first goal during his first AFCON game, on his first shot.- Mohamed Amissi became the first player born in 2000 to play a game at the Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Barca do not want to sell Coutinho – Agent

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian says that the Barcelona midfielder will remain with the Spanish champions amid reports linking him with a move away from the Catalan club. Coutinho has experienced an up and down tenure with Barcelona since joining the La Liga side from Liverpool in January 2018.He was booed several times by Barcelona fans towards the tail end of the season, and was relatively ineffective against his former club as Barca were knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-final.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare As a result, the Brazilian star has been linked with a departure, with Paris Saint-Germain among those said to be interested.The midfielder only furthered speculation by confirming that he could leave Barcelona while on international duty with Brazil.But Coutinho, who has also been linked with the likes of Manchester United, will not move this summer, his agent says, as Barcelona are determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old midfielder.”I talked a few days ago with Pep Segura at Barcelona,” Joorabchian told RMC Sport.”He told me that the club does not want to sell Coutinho this summer, no matter what. And then, we have not had any contact with PSG.”Coutinho has featured in 75 matches for Barcelona since making the move from Anfield, having scored 21 goals during his Camp Nou stay.He scored 10 in his first 22 matches throughout his first half-season with the club after making the move in January before scoring just 11 times in 53 matches in his first full campaign.The Brazilian was Barcelona’s fourth-leading scorer this season, behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.Coutinho is currently with Brazil for the Copa America, having helped guide the team to the finale of the tournament on home soil.The midfielder scored twice in Brazil’s tournament-opening win over Bolivia while providing an assist in a 5-0 battering of Peru to close the group stage.Brazil topped Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday in the Copa America semi-final behind goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.They’ll face either Chile or Peru on Sunday in the finale as Brazil look to claim their first Copa America since 2007.last_img read more

Nuno criticises VAR after Neves wonderstrike

first_imgWolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo says the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) cannot be allowed to affect goal celebrations after his side drew 1-1 with Manchester United.Ruben Neves scored a sensational equaliser at Molineux on Monday to cancel out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.The midfielder unleashed a stunning curling strike that clipped the underside of the crossbar, scoring his 10th goal from outside the penalty box for Wolves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But there were lengthy delays after the goal as VAR checked whether or not there was an offside in the build-up to Neves’ 20-yard effort.”I didn’t want to lose that moment,” Nuno told a news conference. “I don’t know how they’re going to solve it, I gave my opinion to it, but it’s the emotion.”You celebrate a goal and it’s such a beautiful moment, so when you are stood in silence waiting for it, don’t take that away from the people, because it’s the most important moment in football.”I was hoping [Neves would score], not expecting, because he’s fantastic. He has this technique of kicking the ball, he’s done it sometimes before, but he has to do it over and over again because this is what counts.”First goal of the 18/19 @premierleague season.First goal of the 19/20 @premierleague season.@rubendsneves_ pic.twitter.com/Yk3lYsZW0d — Wolves (@Wolves) August 19, 2019 After Rui Patricio saved Paul Pogba’s penalty at 1-1, Wolves became the first team to come from behind and avoid defeat in three consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United.Nuno’s men beat United at home in both the league and FA Cup last term and the head coach praised another high-class home performance from his side.”I am proud of all the performance because this is what matters in this moment of the competition,” he added.”It was a game of emotion, this is what Molineux enjoys and we have to thank them [the fans] so much because the atmosphere when we get control of the game and create chances, they really push us, amazing.The decisive Molineux moment #WOLMUN pic.twitter.com/7ZWe2EjREB — Premier League (@premierleague) August 19, 2019 “Let’s do what we do, play with the energy we should play with, embrace the challenge and fight for the game. The boys fought for every single ball, it was so good, I’m very proud of them.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Photo: There’s A Clear Crowd Advantage At Clemson-Notre Dame Game

first_imgA general view of the Dallas Cowboys StadiumARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of the field during the game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff is underway. Clemson and Notre Dame are doing battle at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. The winner will play Alabama or Oklahoma in the national title game.Jerry World is packed to the brim with fans. Both fan bases traveled well, but it looks like one program has a slight advantage.Notre Dame fans, decked out in blue, gold and green, seem to outnumber Clemson orange in the crowd.Media estimates by those in attendance have been in the ’55-45′ or ’60-40′ range.I would say around 55/45 Notre Dame/Clemson fans here. This stadium will be loud either way.— Dylan Sinn (@DylanSinn) December 29, 2018Eyeball estimate of Cotton Bowl crowd is 60/40 Irish fans, according to @max_olson. pic.twitter.com/xSzofDpiBV— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 29, 2018It makes sense that ND might have slightly more fans. There are Fighting Irish fans all over the country, and the program has played Shamrock Series Games in Texas recently.Notre Dame and Clemson have traded punts the first two possessions. We’re still waiting for the first big play in this one.You can tune in on ESPN.last_img read more

Les Miles’ Son, A College Quarterback, Is Pursuing A Transfer

first_imgLes Miles hangs on the sideline during a game against Texas A&M.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers look on during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Les Miles’ son, a college football quarterback, is now considering a transfer.Manny Miles, the son of the Kansas football head coach, has entered his name into the transfer portal and is considering his options for his final season.The quarterback is graduating from North Carolina this spring and will be looking at other schools as a graduate transfer.Manny Miles is originally from Baton Rouge and arrived at North Carolina as a walk-on quarterback, but he’s received some playing time with the Tar Heels, throwing for a touchdown last season.The quarterback announced his decision on Twitter.“I will be graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in May and will be entering my name in the transfer portal with one year of eligibility left. Thank you Chapel Hill and all of Tar Heel nation for the last 4 years!” he tweeted. “I’m Manny Miles and I am I Tar Heel for life!”I will be graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in May and will be entering my name in the transfer portal with one year of eligibility left. Thank you Chapel Hill and all of Tar Heel nation for the last 4 years!I’m Manny Miles and I am I Tar Heel for life! #6teenSZN pic.twitter.com/3PptbcwHTS— manny miles (@man_ram_7) February 5, 2019North Carolina has added some quarterback depth since hiring Mack Brown, so it’s not too surprising that Miles would consider a transfer out.It’s unclear what schools Miles will consider, but perhaps he’ll join his father at Kansas.Les Miles, meanwhile, landed his biggest recruiting commitment to date with the Jayhawks on Monday.last_img read more

Ohio State Players Have A Message For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith

first_imgDwayne Haskins plays against TCU.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks for an open receiver against the TCU Horned Frogs in the third quarter during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Ohio State football players have taken to social media to give a message to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.Smith, who’s no stranger to social media pushback, received it in full force this weekend following his comments on former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr.The ESPN personality called Haskins more of a “runner” than a “thrower.”“Haskins is no joke as well,” Smith said, comparing the quarterback to Kyler Murray. “I know that he’s bigger, he can make all the requisite throws on the NFL level. He played for a big time program at Ohio State. I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that but that’s what I find.” Smith is indeed “wrong about that.”Haskins is very clearly a pro-style quarterback that relies heavily on his arm and almost never his legs. The former Ohio State quarterback set several Buckeyes passing records during his lone season starting in Columbus.Multiple Buckeyes have taken to Twitter to take issue with Smith’s comments.“WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1,” Dre’Mont Jones tweeted.WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1 https://t.co/bLcnGvAO0F— Dre’Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) February 8, 2019“Run or throw Ima still win the game,” Haskins added.Run or throw Ima still win the game ?‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/lzDd8iSg8Y— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) February 8, 2019Haskins is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft class – and it’s not because of his legs.last_img read more

Iowa, Notre Dame Among Snubs From SI’s Best Tradition Ranking

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Sports Illustrated certainly raised some eyebrows this week with their ranking of the best traditions in college football. While they certainly made some interesting choices, there were a few omissions that just need special recognition.Notre Dame, one of the oldest programs in the nation, is especially rich in iconic traditions.Slapping the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign is so huge that networks show players doing it before just about every Notre Dame home game broadcast.The Fighting Irish also boast the 1812 Overture, the raising of the famous golden helmets after every game, and (until recently), Sergeant Tim McCarthy’s pun-filled safety announcements.Another team that was majorly snubbed was Iowa. The Hawkeyes have one of the coolest entrances in college football – exiting the tunnel to the tune of AC/DC’s Back in Black and running onto the field to Metallica’s Enter Sandman. And if SI is so intent on highlighting recent traditions such as Miami’s Turnover Chain, then the Iowa Wave needs to be recognized too.Iowa also boasts what is probably the best new tradition in the sport, where players and fans show support to the patients at the children’s hospital that overlooks Kinnick Stadium.In June, ESPN named the Iowa Wave the sport’s “best tradition,” making its exclusion from the SI list even more confusing.Community is back. The Iowa wave is back. Football is back. 🏈⏳ 8 days📺ESPN Player pic.twitter.com/w1LZP9VASB— ESPN Player (@espnplayer) August 15, 2019As far as music choices go, West Virginia’s Take Me Home, Country Roads was the only one to make the cut. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s Rocky Top and Wisconsin’s Jump Around are just a few legendary songs and music cues to miss appearing on the list.It’s all subjective, of course. But we’d be doing a great disservice not to at least point out that college football has far more incredible traditions than what meets the eye.last_img read more

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat praises Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of Ranji Trophy final

first_imgSaurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat praises Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of Ranji Trophy finalCheteshwar Pujara, who had an outstanding Test series with the bat in Australia, carried his form into the Ranji Trophy knockout for Saurashtra on his return. He played two match-winning, unbeaten knocks in the quarter-final and semi-final against Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, to guide Saurashtra into the summit clash.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 19:38 IST Cheteshwar Pujara has been in sublime form in first-class cricket (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCheteshwar Pujara played two match-winning knocks in the quarters and semis in the Ranji Trophy”Pujara has been the pillar for India now, like he has been for Saurashtra for a long period of time,” Unadkat saidSaurashtra will take on defending champions Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final from February 3Saurashtra will take on defending champions Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final from February 3 at Nagpur and their skipper Jaydev Unadkat believes there’s no one is better than Cheteshwar Pujara to guide the players.Pujara, who had an outstanding Test series with the bat in Australia, carried his form into the Ranji Trophy knockout for Saurashtra on his return. He played two match-winning, unbeaten knocks in the quarter-final and semi-final against Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, to guide Saurashtra into the summit clash.”I have been saying this since the Lucknow game [quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh], we cannot have [someone] with a better influence than him [Pujara] in the team. He has been the pillar for India now, like he has been for Saurashtra for a long period of time,” Unadkat told PTI on Wednesday when asked what Pujara brings to the team.The 27-year-old Porbandar-born Unadkat feels that Saurashtra are fortunate to have the services of Pujara for the knock-out stages of the national championship.”And we can’t have anyone better than him [Pujara] to guide our players. We have chased down a couple of targets and it was all down to the way he batted himself and he carried others alongside him.”We are fortunate to have him in the team, at the moment, in the knock-out stage and looking forward for one more performance,” said the left-arm speedster.The Saurashtra captain also feels that his team is in good mental space.”But having said that it is not just [about] him, all the guys are playing their best game. During knock-outs, away from home, you need everyone to step up and it can’t be one or two guys, so that’s what we have been doing in the last two games.advertisement”The victories have been special. After the Lucknow game, I had said – it is one of the best victories that Saurashtra has ever had. And the semi-final [against Karnataka] was nothing short of that, the way we played our cricket. It was one such intense game that I was part of,” the pacer said.”I would say, we are really in great space of mind as a team and we are all binding, playing together and supporting each other. There can’t be a better mental space for the team to be in than what we are at the moment. The momentum is on our side,” he added.Unadkat hopes that his team could carry their form into the final.”It’s the final of the Ranji Trophy, so the match is going to be good and both the teams are good on paper. Let’s hope for a great game and I hope we keep on playing the way we have been playing through this season,” Unadkat concluded.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Ranji Trophylast_img read more

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs Everton

Next Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs EvertonSadio Mane said he is looking forward to leading the Liverpool attack Merseyside derby against Everton at the Goodison Park on Sundayadvertisement Reuters LiverpoolMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 16:53 IST Sadio Mane said that the Merseyside derby is like any other game (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool face Everton Merseyside derby at the Goodison Park on SundayLiverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester CitySadio Mane is excited to lead the attack in the all-important matchLiverpool forward Sadio Mane is happy to continue in his central role if the team need him to after scoring twice in Wednesday’s 5-0 Premier League victory over Watford.Filling in for injured striker Roberto Firmino, Senegalese Mane headed in from close range in the first half before adding to his tally with a cheeky back-heel effort.Firmino has shaken off an ankle injury and could return for the Merseyside derby at Everton on Sunday.”I was lucky to score two but honestly I don’t mind,” Mane told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to play left or right side but if the team or the coach needs me as a striker, I’ll try again.”.”To be honest I was surprised. I never played there before, I was nervous.”Title-chasing Liverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester City who could regain the lead after their match at Bournemouth on Saturday.Liverpool edged Everton 1-0 when the teams played earlier this season and Mane is well aware of the importance of the fixture in the title race.”Of course, it is one of the more important derbies because we know what we want this season,” Mane said.”But after all it’s like any other game. We need to focus and give everything to win it.”Also Read | Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerAlso Read | Sergio Ramos will regret deliberate yellow card if we win: Ajax midfielder De JongFor 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 Sadio ManeFollow Liverpool vs EvertonFollow Merseyside derbyFollow Goodison ParkFollow LiverpoolFollow Everton read more

Flipkart Super Value Week: Honor offers discounts up to Rs 9,000 on phones during Flipkart sale

first_imgFlipkart Super Value Week: Honor offers discounts up to Rs 9,000 on phones during Flipkart saleHonor is also offering some of its smartphones such as the Honor 9i, Honor 10 Lite, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9N, Honor 7A and Honor 7S with exciting discounts during the Flipkart Super Value Week.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 09:32 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor 9i gets the biggest discount of Rs 9,000 on FlipkartHonor is also selling the popular Honor 9 Lite and Honor 10 Lite at attractive prices.Customers can also buy the Complete Mobile Protection package for just Rs 99.The Flipkart Super Value Week is underway on the e-commerce platform and consumers can avail some exciting offers and discounts on a range of products including smartphones. Honor is also offering some of its smartphones with exciting discounts such as the Honor 10 Lite, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9N, Honor 7A and Honor 7S. Notably the Honor 9i gets the biggest discount of Rs 9,000 on Flipkart during the Super Value Week.The Honor 9i is selling for Rs 10,999 on Flipkart, down from its original price of Rs 19,999. The Honor 9i comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. It sports dual cameras on the front and back and is powered by a Kirin 659 chipset.The Honor 7S and Honor 7A are available at Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,499, respectively. The former comes with a 2GB + 16GB configuration while the latter is offered with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.The Honor 9N comes in three variants, all of which are discounted during the Flipkart Super Value Week. The base model with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage is available for Rs 8,999, while the 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB variants are available for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively.Honor is also selling the popular Honor 9 Lite and Honor 10 Lite at attractive prices during the sale. The Honor 9 Lite can be purchased for Rs 8,499 and Rs 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants, respectively, while the Honor 10 Lite is available for Rs 11,999 and Rs 13,999 for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB options, respectively.advertisementDuring the Flipkart Super Value Week, customers can also buy the Complete Mobile Protection package for just Rs 99, which will cover screen damage, water damage, hardware and software defects along with other brand authorised repairs. Buyers can also get additional discount from Rs 250 to Rs 1000 using the “Super Exchange Offer.”ALSO READ | Flipkart Super Value Week starts April 23: What are the offers and how can you claim themGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow FlipkartFollow Flipkart Super Value WeekFollow Flipkart saleFollow Honorlast_img read more

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro: What are likely differences and will it be worth spending extra for Pro

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 11:59 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus 7 Pro is ideally supposed to be the next generation offering.OnePlus 7 will essentially be an update to last year’s OnePlus 6T.OnePlus 7 Pro will be truly a generation upgrade with major new features and design.There are only a few weeks left before OnePlus officially announces its next generation of smartphones. Yes, “smartphones” it is this time. For the first time since the OnePlus X, OnePlus is going back to releasing two devices together at the same time – OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro is ideally supposed to be the next generation offering while the OnePlus 7 will essentially be an update to last year’s model for the price conscious buyers.So far, the leaks have revealed a lot about the two variants. In short, the OnePlus 7 will be an updated OnePlus 6T with the new Snapdragon 855 chipset and some minor refinements. The OnePlus 7 Pro will be truly a generation upgrade with major new features and design. Here’s a brief is what we know about the phones.OnePlus 7 Pro specs and features– OnePlus 7 Pro will likely sport a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with curved edges and no notches. It has been almost confirmed that the phone will have a unique screen with 90Hz refresh rate, which should result in a very fluid and smooth user experience. An optical in-display fingerprint sensor is also expected to be there.– The front camera will sit in the pop-up module similar to what we saw in the Vivo Nex. This is not yet confirmed by OnePlus, but leaks suggest this too is a certainty.– There will be a triple rear camera setup – 48-megapixel primary camera + 16-megapixel wide-angle camera + 8-megapixel telephoto camera — on the rear.advertisement– OnePlus will surely use the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The device could come with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.– There could be a 4000mAh battery that will come with support for 30W Warp Charging.– Leaks suggest OnePlus 7 Pro may get flagship territory pricing. The base version of the Pro with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage could come with a price above Rs 50,000, sitting against the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Apple iPhone XR.OnePlus 7 specs and possible features– OnePlus 7 is rumoured to come with a 6.2-inch display with a waterdrop notch on the top, similar to OnePlus 6T.– The design will be similar to the OnePlus 6T. The minor refinements are there in the form of the redesigned camera module and colours.– The OnePlus 7 will be using the Snapdragon 855 chipset and may come with at least 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.– The leaked renders suggest a dual rear camera instead of the Pro’s triple rear camera.– The OnePlus 7 may get the 20W fast charge system from the previous OnePlus 6T device.– The OnePlus 7 could come with a price similar to the prices of the OnePlus 6T.Will the OnePlus 7 Pro be worth the premium over OnePlus 7?This question cannot be answered until we get to review both the devices. However, on the basis of all that we know so far, we can draw possible conclusions.Should you spend a premium for the OnePlus 7 Pro? Possibly yes — if you care about the most premium smartphone experience from the Android universe. From what OnePlus has hinted so far, and along with the leaks, the OnePlus 7 Pro will be a true flagship phone. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Apple iPhone XR, the OnePlus 7 Pro will hold an edge with its rumoured 90Hz Curved AMOLED display. Additionally, with the pop-up selfie camera design, the OnePlus 7 Pro will offer a true fullscreen display – a feature that no other flagship phone offers presently.OnePlus phones have also been known to be the fastest Android phones, often competing with Apple’s latest iPhone models in terms of fluid performance. On top of that, clean bloat-free user experience also draws consumers. Then there is the OnePlus community that also plays an important role in developing the Oxygen OS UI, hence it keeps getting many meaningful features.On the other hand, OnePlus 7 will still be a good deal for those who only prefer the fast OnePlus user experience and want a phone with a tried-and-tested form factor. In fact, for those want the no-nonsense premium Android phone with flagship-levels of performance, the OnePlus 7 could be the ideal choice for those people.That said, do keep an eye for review of the phones over here at the India Today Tech once they launch in India on May 14.ALSO READ | Samsung opens world’s largest Onyx Cinema LED screen in IndiaALSO READ | OnePlus officially confirms coming of OnePlus 7 Pro, reveals it will have triple rear camerasALSO READ | OnePlus 7 to launch on May 14, OnePlus offers Indian fans chance to be part of launch eventadvertisementGet 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 Oneplus Next OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro: What are likely differences and will it be worth spending extra for ProOnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed in an interview to the India Today Tech that there will be two phones from the company this year. The OnePlus 7 Pro will be the premium flagship phone while the OnePlus 7 will be the usual “flagship killer”.advertisementlast_img read more

Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BarbadosMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 16:25 IST Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse died aged 85. (Twitter/@windiescricket)HIGHLIGHTSFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse died aged 85Nurse died on Monday after a prolonged illnessNurse made his Test debut against England in 1960 and went to score 2,523 runs in his Test careerWisden Cricketer of the Year, Seymour Nurse, Barbados National Sports Council, Seymour Nurse died, 1966 West Indies tour of EnglandFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse has died after prolonged illness. Nurse, 85, is survived by his twin daughters.Barbados cricketer Desmond Haynes shared the news of his death on Monday in a Facebook post.”My coach my mentor, we all from the holders hill area love this man, we used to walk like Seymour bat like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Haynes as saying in the post.Nurse, who made his Test debut in 1960, went on to play 29 Tests for West Indies and scored 2,523 runs with six hundreds and ten fifties. The Barbados middle-order batsman suffered from many injuries after making his debut and it was not until the 1966 West Indies tour of England that Nurse established himself in the side.In memory of West Indies Legend Seymour Nurse, both teams wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence before the game.#WIvBAN #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/mQlYWe4gM6Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 7, 2019In that series, he scored 501 runs in five Tests, including four fifties and a hundred. In 1967, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.After retirement, he served as a Barbados selector, a team manager and was also a long-standing coach at the Barbados National Sports Council.Also Read | West Indies have X factor at 2019 ICC World Cup, says coach Floyd ReiferAlso Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World CupAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Seymour NurseFollow West Indies cricketFollow Barbados National Sports Council Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse played 29 Tests for his country and scored 2,523 runs. Nurse was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967 for his 501 runs in five Tests against England.advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral video

first_imgWatch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral videoIPL 2019: In a video posted on Ziva Dhoni’s Instagram account, the 4-year-old is seen giving wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant nursery lessons.advertisement India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 17:45 IST MS Dhoni with daughter Ziva Dhoni ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIn a viral video, Ziva Dhoni was seen teaching Rishabh Pant Hindi vowelsChennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals to book their spot in the 2019 IPL finalCSK will face Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019 final for a record fourth title on May 12MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings made it to their 8th Indian Premier League final on Saturday, crushing Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets and an over to spare in Qualifier 2 in Vizag.With a final berth at stake, the match between Delhi Capitals was also considered to be a contest between master and apprenticeMS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.On Saturday, the Delhi Capitals had lost the Qualifer 2 to Chennai, but after the match Rishabh Pant was seen taking some tips from MS Dhoni.Shortly after the one-sided contest, Pant was seen interacting with MS Dhoni’s daughter, Ziva Dhoni. In a video posted on Ziva Dhoni’s official Instagram account, the 4-year-old was seen teaching Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels. And here too, Rishabh Pant was being a good student to the teacher.Watch the video here:Rishabh Pant is considered to be the next big finisher after MS Dhoni but the young cricketer is still in the nascent stages of his careers. Pant has been idolising MS Dhoni and has revealed he has learnt a lot while watching him bat and sharing the crease with the senior wicketkeeper-batsman.”Whenever I needed any support from Mahi bhai, I used to ask him. From my IPL contract to my wicket-keeping, he’s advised me on everything,” Rishabh Pant had said in the past.Rishabh Pant had hit 25-ball 38 in the IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 where Delhi Capitals failed to make it to their first IPL final ever.advertisementThe IPL 2019 final will be contested between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday in Hyderabad.Also Read | Ziva kisses MS Dhoni after CSK beat Delhi Capitals to enter 8th IPL finalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni shares insights, Rishabh Pant listens with rapt attentionAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ziva DhoniFollow IPL 2019 QualiferFollow MS DhoniFollow IPL finallast_img read more

Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 18:43 IST File photo of Shiva Thapa (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShiva Thapa won the gold medal in the 63kg category at President’s CupThe new weight category has been easy to adapt: Shiva ThapaSweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) ended the tournament with a bronzeFour-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold-medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.Making his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash but his opponent had to pull out due to injury.Thapa had lost to Safiullin in the Asian Championship semifinal earlier this year.Signing off with a silver medal was woman boxer Parveen (60kg) who lost her final bout to local hope Rimma Volosenko.”The new weight category has been easy to adapt. I have not faced too much difficulty. Obviously there are challenges of facing boxers who are coming from 64kg, given their power but nothing is impossible,” Thapa, a 60kg category boxer before the rejigging of Olympic divisions, told PTI from Astana.Thapa couldn’t make the cut for the September world championships after losing in the trials to Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik.Thapa had defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Argon Kadiribekuulu 4-1 in the last-four stage bout.”Shiva had a great tournament, beating some really fancied opponents. It was an impressive performance,” said India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.Earlier, Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) had ended their campaign with bronze medals following semifinal defeats.Also Read | Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiAlso 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 Shiva ThapaFollow India boxingFollow President’s Cup Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s CupShiva Thapa, who made his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, won the gold medal after Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin pulled out due to injury in Astana on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more