10 months agoHughton pleased with Brighton attacking options

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hughton pleased with Brighton attacking optionsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChris Hughton is happy with the attacking players at his disposal.The Brighton manager knows they will have to be at their best to stay in the league this season.And he believes that he has enough options in attack to make that happen.Hughton said to The Argus: “It’s what I want [competition for places]. Florin, I thought, had done really well in the game he came on in (Crystal Palace) and the game he started at Huddersfield.”I didn’t think he did so well in the last game at Burnley but that might have been a consequence of having not played and having a big impact in the two games before.”Of course, we’ve got Glenn who has scored goals.”But that’s what I want. I think it’s good and Locadia as well, who will feel aggrieved he hasn’t played more.”We will need that type of competition going into the second half of the season.”Brighton are 13th in the table, nine points away from the bottom three places. last_img read more

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10 months agoCasemiro ‘so happy’ with Real Madrid return

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Casemiro ‘so happy’ with Real Madrid returnby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCasemiro is excited to be back in the Real Madrid team this week.The midfielder featured in the Club World Cup semifinal against Kashima Antlers.Casemiro said, “I’m so happy to be back playing with my teammates. It’s been a harsh lesson but I’m back now and I’m ready when the coach needs me. I would like to thank the doctors and the physios for how much they’ve helped me and the kindness they’ve shown. “They’ve been keen to get me back playing. Now I have to get back match-fit so I can play like I was doing before the injury. “We go away with the job done, we’re very happy. We have to respect the opposition, it’ll be a tough game. If they’re in the final, they’re there on merit. We’re eager to win the final because it’s a hugely important title for us. We have to head into this game as we always do, this club always demands the best.” last_img read more

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10 months agoAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munich

first_imgAtletico Madrid settle Lucas Hernandez fee with Bayern Munichby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid are prepared to make Lucas Hernandez available for an affordable price – at the end of the season.BILD says Atletico have negotiated with Bayern Munich in order to avoid any possibility of Lucas’ exit in the January transfer window.Atlético, who are keen to hold onto Lucas for the rest of the season, have proposed to sell him to Bayern for less than the value of his €80m buyout clause, if the German club wait until the summer to sign him.A World Cup winner with France, the defender has been a key figure for Diego Simeone in a defensive line-up weakened by injury, mainly due to his versatility to play at both centre back, his natural position, and at left back, a position he has grown into in recent seasons due to the successive absences of Luis Felipe through injury. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer blocks loan moves for youngsters

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer blocks loan moves for youngstersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blocked loan moves for the club’s younger players. Angel Gomes was among the United U23 players who were looking for first-team football with a loan move this month.But the MEN says Solskjaer has blocked those plans.Gomes made a cameo appearances in the Boxing Day win over Huddersfield.Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood are also on the fringe of the first team and could appear throughout the season. last_img read more

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a month agoArsenal boss Emery takes squad out for ‘unity’ dinner

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery takes squad out for ‘unity’ dinnerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is demanding unity from his players.The Sun says he ordered Arsenal players to show “solidarity” to the outside world during a team dinner called straight after the Watford debacle.Gunners stars dined at trendy Mayfair restaurant Novikov with the management following their catastrophic defensive performance in the 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road.In an attempt to salvage team spirit, under-pressure boss Emery told his squad that the critics were watching for their reaction.The Spaniard ordered them to put on a united front — despite huge cracks and factions developing within the dressing room.Emery wants to portray the image that the players all get on and are a tightly-knit unit.But that could not be further from the truth after skipper Granit Xhaka claimed Arsenal’s players were “scared”.According to Arsenal insiders, there is a lack of discipline at the club and Emery has struggled to exert any authority over an unruly dressing room. last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd defender Maguire responds to Solskjaer captaincy claims

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Maguire responds to Solskjaer captaincy claimsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire admits he still needs to work on his leadership skills.Unted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer repealed last week that he envisages Maguire becoming the club captain.”It’s something I still want to improve on, my leadership qualities on the pitch and especially my talking,” he said. “I want to demand more from the players, demand standards, but I’m obviously not concentrating on that at the moment. “I am fully focused on improving the team and getting this club back to where it should be.” last_img read more

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25 days agoMan Utd hero Pallister: Solskjaer will seek to buy experienced striker

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Pallister: Solskjaer will seek to buy experienced strikerby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Gary Pallister can see manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer buying an experienced striker in January.United will host Arsenal tonight with just 17 year-old Mason Greenwood as their one fit striker.Pallister said, “I think it (transfer window) all depends on how Mason Greenwood develops. Mason Greenwood announced himself on the European stage just like Marcus Rashford did. “I think you’d want a bit more experience in that front line. Liverpool and Man City seem to be attracting better players, it’s becoming a tougher market for United. United looked at a couple of options in the forward line over the summer, but they couldn’t make it happen, which puts the pressure on young forwards like Rashford who is 21 and Mason (Greenwood) who is 17, (Anthony) Martial who is 23. There’s not a great deal of experience and perhaps that is a position in the team that Ole would’ve liked a bit more experience. “Martial has been out a few weeks and Jesse (Lingard) has had injuries, it’s been a struggle to keep everyone fit and he will have been frustrated by that as would any manager.”Gary Pallister was speaking to BonusCodeBets last_img read more

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22 days agoAgents admit Crystal Palace boss Hodgson remains keen on CSKA striker Chalov

first_imgAgents admit Crystal Palace boss Hodgson remains keen on CSKA striker Chalovby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson remains keen on CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov.That’s according to his management team, with Hodgson in touch.A spokesman for Chalov’s reps said, “I talked to Roy Hodgson and for Chalov he likes him very much. “I cannot exclude a sale in the next summer market session.”Palace pushed hard to sign Chalov over the summer, but CSKA priced him out of a move. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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12 days agoArsenal eyeing Scunthorpe’s son of a gun Joey Dawson

first_imgArsenal eyeing Scunthorpe’s son of a gun Joey Dawsonby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScunthorpe United’s teenage midfielder Joey Dawson is attracting Premier League interest.The Sun says the talented 16-year-old became the youngest first-team player in Scunthorpe’s history in August.He is the son of former Iron left-back Andy and a nephew of ex-Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.Dawson has made just one appearance this season, coming off the bench in the 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Derby.And Arsenal are keen to snap up Dawson in a surprise deal. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Meet Alabama’s 2016 Recruiting Class: National Signing Day Recap

first_imgAlabama commits from the 2016 recruiting class.Once again, Alabama dominated National Signing Day. The Crimson Tide reeled in a number of blue chip players on Wednesday, leading to a massive jump in the rankings. Three separate recruiting websites named Alabama it’s recruiting national champion, making it the sixth year in a row that the Crimson Tide has secured that honor.Three five-stars and an astounding 14 four-star players are included in Alabama’s top-ranked class. Here is the full list, via 247Sports.‘Bama introduced its new signees and early enrollees on Twitter Wednesday.Before we get started with today’s signees, here is a look at our early enrollees. #BamaNSD16 pic.twitter.com/UwxItua879— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Before we get started with today’s signees, here is a look at our early enrollees. #BamaNSD16 pic.twitter.com/c58Ct3ioh9— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s ninth signee of the 2016 class is OL Scott Lashley. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/w9Tf0JAfms— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 10th signee of the 2016 class is DL Raekwon Davis. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/HJeLhlvBOa— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 11th signee of the 2016 class is DB Nigel Knott. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vl2kVeq39y— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 12th signee of the 2016 class is DL Quinnen Williams. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/5IoYtK6NVL— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 13th signee of the 2016 class is DB Shyheim Carter. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/GrgmATNE0e— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 14th signee of the 2016 class is WR Trevon Diggs. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/JQiGar1Ovx— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 15th signee of the 2016 class is DB Jared Mayden. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/yM634kgnEI— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 16th signee of the 2016 class is OL Deonte Brown. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/ixsbFhSCzL— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 17th signee of the 2016 class is LB Ben Davis. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/8bavb9skSA— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 18th signee of the 2016 class is RB Joshua Jacobs. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/jeJ5ETmcrc— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 19th signee of the 2016 class is DB Aaron Robinson. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/8DsyBPEN95— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 20th signee of the 2016 class is RB B.J. Emmons #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/uePuAKNGvO— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 21st signee of the 2016 class is DL Kendell Jones #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/4xxXyS9j0Y— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 22nd signee of the 2016 class is LB Mack Wilson. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/QWqdX3d679— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 23rd signee of the 2016 class is LB Terrell Hall. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/z36bEqcLu3— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 24th signee of the 2016 class is DL Jamar King. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/5DfQ9eAt1O— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama’s 25th signee of the 2016 class is TE Irvin Smith Jr. #BamaNSD16 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/g9CMFGeLBt— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) February 3, 2016Alabama opens its season against USC in Arlington on September 3.last_img read more

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Stephen A. Smith Is Picking Syracuse To Beat Notre Dame On Saturday

first_imgespn's stephen a. smithTORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Stephen A. Smith attends the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Notre Dame, still independent, is seemingly two victories away from qualifying for its first College Football Playoff. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith thinks the Fighting Irish could be in for a rude awakening on Saturday however.Smith, who spoke to Syracuse’s football team before the season started, is picking the Orange to prevail at Yankee Stadium. Smith delivered the prediction on his radio show.Smith went on quite a rant about Syracuse’s motivation for the contest. Here’s what he had to say:“On national television tomorrow afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the Syracuse Orange will stand up. They will rise to the challenge. They will answer the call. They understand what’s at stake. They’re 8-2. They’re destined for a bowl game. But damnit it’s not enough. It’s not enough.This is what you’ve been waiting for all your life. This is it right here. This moment. Moe Neal you hear me. Dungey you hear me. Slayton you hear me. This is what it’s all about. You waited for this.”Here’s video:I’ve got a very important message for @CuseFootball. pic.twitter.com/U0LgTdEkZG— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 16, 2018Notre Dame and Syracuse will square off at 2:3o PM ET. It’s a big one.last_img read more

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Virginia Tech DE Trevon Hill Reportedly Makes Transfer Decision

first_imgVirginia Tech helmets.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 03: Virginia Tech Hokies players’ helmets rest on the field prior to the Hokies’ game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Lane Stadium on September 3, 2012 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)Update: Trevon Hill appears to be pushing back on the report of his transfer to Miami. Stay tuned.@TheStateOfTheU you probably seen this but pic.twitter.com/1yZrXPiqZO— #MakeTheCribGreat (@PhinsCulture) January 24, 2019Earlier: Although most of the marquee names in the NCAA transfer portal were quarterbacks, defensive lineman Trevon Hill also made the decision to leave Virginia Tech.Hill finished three seasons with the Hokies, registering 11.5 sacks, 94 tackles and forced a fumble.With the former Virginia Tech defender entering his final season of eligibility, he’s been actively searching for another football program to call home. Considering that he was dismissed from the team due to an incident with his coaching staff during last year, it’s imperative that he makes the most of his next opportunity.It appears Hill wants to remain in the ACC and also play for one of the best defensive minds in football.Christopher Stock of 247Sports is reporting that Hill is expected to transfer to the Miami Hurricanes.Manny Diaz has already added UCLA defensive tackle Chigozie Nnoruka through the transfer market, as he is clearly looking to add experience in the trenches.Via @247CanesFormer Virginia Tech DE Trevon Hill is expected to transfer to Miami pic.twitter.com/zJGK4KOsWm— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) January 24, 2019After a very disappointing season back in 2018, the Hurricanes are looking to bounce back under Diaz.The main concern for Miami will be based on which quarterback wins the starting job. However, it should be noted that Diaz already landed Tate Martell earlier in the month.If Hill does in fact leave from Virginia Tech to Miami, he’ll anchor the defensive line for the Hurricanes and give Diaz the veteran presence he needs.last_img read more

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Superb display, best-in-class design makes Huawei Y9 (2019) one of the best phones under Rs 20,000

first_img India Today Tech New DelhiJanuary 14, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 17:28 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Huawei Y9 (2019) boasts of a premium glass design with a 3D curved rear panel. It looks great.Another highlight seems to be the phone’s large battery that easily lasts full day, even if you want a lot of videos on the phone.The Huawei Y9 (2019) goes on sale on January 17 and it comes with free Boat Rockerz Sports headphones worth Rs 2,990.Huawei has been at the forefront of smartphone innovation for a while now. Last year, the company announced two stellar flagship phones — the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. These two phones came to India in, what you can call a second coming for the brand in the country and impressed us with their design, hardware and cameras. The company is now trying to recreate that magic in the affordable segment. That’s how Huawei Y9 (2019) comes into the picture. The phone was launched in India last week at a price of Rs 15,990.The Huawei Y9 (2019) brings some of the key elements that make a Huawei phone stand out from the crowd. This includes an attractive design and a great display. This is what the Y9 (2019) boasts of as it gets a premium glass design with a 3D curved rear panel along with an immersive 1080p display. In addition to this, the phone also brings a total of four cameras and a large battery to keep you going.We will have a lot more to say about the phone in the full Huawei Y9 (2019) review but that is going to take a while. Before that though, we do want to tell you about a couple of things that the Huawei Y9 brings to users, things that we believe will make it one of the best – if not the absolute best- phone in India under Rs 20,000.And not to forget the fact that Huawei is giving away free Boat Rockerz Sports Bluetooth headphones worth Rs 2,990 with the Huawei Y9 (2019). Additionally, there are also offers with bundled data. For example, if you are a Jio user, you can get 100GB data as well as some cashback. Vodafone users get some additional data, for example, the RED users get 30GB data. All this only makes the phone a better deal as well as a wholesome package for multimedia use. Well, on to the phone now…advertisementThe glass and metal design is stunningAs mentioned earlier, Huawei has a knack for offering good-looking phones. The Huawei Y9 (2019) carries forward that philosophy and brings it to the affordable segment. The phone offers a 3D curved arc design on the back that makes it sit comfortably in the hand and also makes it easy to hold, considering its size. The glass panel feels premium to the touch and is offered in two colours- Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. The Black looks classy, the Blue is bold.The rear panel also gets a fingerprint sensor that is ideally located for ease of reach. The same goes for the volume controls and power buttons that are placed on the right side of the frame. Completing the design is a tall display on the front with a notch on top that is just big enough to house two front-facing cameras and a thin chin. The Huawei Y9 (2019) offers a great design for its price and there are only a few phones in the affordable segment that come close. In fact, this, we will say, is the best-looking phone under Rs 20,000 if you want a device with a large screen.A display meant for entertainmentTalking of the screen, the display in Huawei Y9 (2019) is one of the best things about the phone. The new Y9 (2019) is a big phone that offers a massive display meant for consumers who love to watch videos and play games. It sports a 6.5-inch LCD display with an FHD+ (2340 X 1080) resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This is similar to the Honor 8X which makes the Y9 (2019) among the very few phones with a display this size. The large display makes it easy to ignore the notch on top and focus solely on the screen.The Huawei Y9 (2019) offers a sharp panel with deep colours and good brightness levels. The display is one of the better LCD ones that you can find in this price segment. The other phone with a similarly bright and vibrant display in this price segment is HMD’s Nokia 6.1 Plus. But the screen size of that phone is smaller, something that could be a deciding factor in favour of Huawei Y9 (2019) for people who like to watch a lot of videos on their phones.A battery that matches the sizeFinally, there is the battery. For a phone as big as the Huawei Y9 (2019), it needs a battery that can carry it through till the end of the day. And surely, a 4,000mAh capacity seems capable of achieving that goal. At least, that is what our first impression is. The Huawei Y9 (2019) gets a large battery that should offer a full day and maybe more of life on a single charge. With a battery this size, consumers will be able to stream videos and play games without having to worry about the phone dying soon.advertisementTo sum it up, the Huawei Y9 (2019), which goes on sale on January 17, offers a few unique features for its price segment that should be worth considering, especially if you are someone who loves to consume media on the go. The large, immersive display and battery will keep you hooked till the end of the day, while an attractive design helps the device stand out from a sea of metal-bodies with plastic inserts — hey, Redmi Note 6 Pro, that is you — phones.ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 (2019) launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Huawei Y9 (2019) quick review: Big display, big battery at a mid-range priceALSO READ | Huawei Y9 (2019) vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: One offers big display, the other offers stock AndroidGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow HuaweiFollow androidFollow smartphonesFollow EMUI Next Superb display, best-in-class design makes Huawei Y9 (2019) one of the best phones under Rs 20,000Huawei Y9 (2019) is a phone aimed at Indian users who want a device on which they can binge-watch videos and play games. And due to a vibrant and large display, big battery and neat design, it may turn out to be a fan favourite.advertisementlast_img read more

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Photos of Imran Khan and other Pakistani cricketers removed from Chinnaswamy Stadium

first_img Asian News International BengaluruFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 20, 2019 11:54 IST Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted to the Pulwama terror attack, saying his government will take action if India provides them with proof (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKSCA said the photos were removed as a mark of protest against the terrorist bombing at Pulwama40 CRPF soldiers lost their lives in a ghastly attack in Pulwama, Jammu and KashmirPakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsiblity for the attack In protest against the Pulwama CRPF convoy attack, the Karnataka State Cricket Association has removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan, from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.The state cricket association, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the move is aimed at showing its solidarity and support to the armed forces. The photographs were brought down on Tuesday.The cricket body said that “to show our solidarity and support to our armed forces and to express our strong protest against the recent terrorist bombing at Pulwama, we have brought down all photographs of Pakistan cricketers including Imran Khan”.Earlier, the Cricket Club of India at its Brabourne stadium in Mumbai covered the photograph of Imran Khan, currently the Prime Minister of Pakistan, while the pictures of Pakistan players have been removed from the stadiums in Mohali, Jaipur and Dharamsala.Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the terror attack on their convoy on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on February 14. Soon after the attack, Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack and said that it was carried out by its suicide bomber.Also Read | No India vs Pakistan at World Cup? BCCI sources say government to take final callAlso Read | No indication that any of World Cup matches will not go ahead as per plan: ICC CEOAlso Read | Teach Pakistan a lesson, even if it means aar paar ki ladaai: Yuzvendra ChahalFor 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 India vs PakistanFollow Imran KhanFollow Karnataka State Cricket Association StadiumFollow Pakistan cricketFollow Pulwama terror attack Photos of Imran Khan and other Pakistani cricketers removed from Chinnaswamy StadiumThe Karnataka State Cricket Association, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the move is aimed at showing its solidarity and support to the armed forces following the Pulwama terror attack. advertisementlast_img read more

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Manchester City owners keen on investing in an Indian football club

first_img Next Manchester City owners keen on investing in an Indian football clubCity Football Group, which owns seven clubs including Major League Soccer’s New York City FC, hopes to complete a deal for a club in India by the end of the year.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 10:15 IST Representative image (Manchester City Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe’ve been looking at India for nearly two years now: Chief executive Ferran SorianoCity Football Croup’s proposed move comes as part of an effort to increase their presence in AsiaCity Football Group recently bought a stake in Chinese third-tier side Sichuan Jiuniu FC The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are considering investing in a club in India as part of an effort to increase their presence in Asia, chief executive Ferran Soriano has said.City Football Group, which owns seven clubs including Major League Soccer’s New York City FC, Spanish side Girona, Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos and A-League side Melbourne City, hope to complete a deal for a club in India by the end of the year.”We have some interest in some markets and countries where there is a genuine football passion and opportunities, like China, but also India,” Soriano was quoted as saying by the BBC.”There might be other opportunities in Asia. We’ve been looking at India for nearly two years now. I’d say this year we’ll end up doing an investment in India.”City Football Group recently bought a stake in Chinese third-tier side Sichuan Jiuniu FC and Soriano said they were looking to add at least two or three more clubs to their stable.”I cannot see 10 years ahead but the group might have two or three teams more,” Soriano added. “Is this going to change in five years and we’re going to have more? Maybe, I don’t know that.”But to complete the vision that we had six years ago, I think we will have maybe two or three clubs more.”Also Read | I-League: Shillong Lajong relegated after losing 4-1 to Aizawl FCAlso Read | To find a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement is almost impossible: Luka ModricAlso Read | Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar hints at future move to Real MadridadvertisementAlso 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 City Football GroupFollow India football newsFollow Manchester Citylast_img read more

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Roger Federer to play Italian Open ahead of French Open comeback

first_imgRoger Federer to play Italian Open ahead of French Open comebackRoger Federer, who had lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final of the ongoing Madrid Open, has added Italian Open to his preparations for French Open, starting May 26.advertisement Associated Press MadridMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 20:38 IST Roger Federer reached the quarter-final of Madrid Open this week (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer will play Italian Open, starting Sunday Federer lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final of Madrid OpenFederer is gearing up for his 1st French Open appearance since 2015Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule.A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an Instagram video on Saturday.Federer says, “Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to the team and happy to say I’m coming back to Rome to play in Italy. Can’t wait. It’s so exciting. It’s been too long. I’ll see you there. Ciao tutti. Bye bye.”The Italian Open starts on Sunday and Federer has a first-round bye as the No. 3 seed. He’ll open against either 37th-ranked Frances Tiafoe or 75th-ranked Joao Sousa.Federer is a four-time runner-up at the Italian Open, which he’s never won, making it one of the few significant trophies the 20-time Grand Slam winner hasn’t claimed.He skipped the clay swing the past two years to remain fit for the rest of the season. He decided to return this year in preparation for his first French Open appearance since 2015.Roland Garros starts on May 26.Also Read | Madrid Open: Dominic Thiem stuns Roger Federer in quarter-finalsAlso 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 Roger FedererFollow French Open 2019Follow Italian Open 2019 Nextlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Indian fan flaunts Balidaan Badge at The Oval after ICC says no to MS Dhoni

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 17:25 IST World Cup 2019: An Indian fan holds up a banner with the Amry Insignia on it during India’s clash vs Australia at The Oval in London (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS An Indian fan was spotted with a Balidaan Badge banner at The OvalThe ICC had asked MS Dhoni to remove the Army Insignia on MS Dhoni’s glovesDhoni had sported gloves with the Balidaan badge on it during South Africa gameThe International Cricket Council (ICC) may have directed MS Dhoni to not sport the Army Insignia on his wicketkeeping gloves but a section of India fans at The Oval flaunted the Balidaan Badge during India’s high-voltage World Cup match against Australia on Sunday.MS Dhoni sported the Balidaan Badge on his gloves during India’s World Cup 2019 against South Africa. The images of his wicketkeeping gloves with the Army crest went viral on social media.However, the ICC directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make sure MS Dhoni gets the crest removed from his gloves for the remainder of the World Cup 2019.India vs Australia: World Cup 2019 Live ScoreThe ICC’s directive created a huge uproar back in India as a nationalistic narrative was created around MS Dhoni’s gesture. The BCCI had written to the ICC, seeking permission to allow Dhoni to continue wearing the special pair of gloves at the World Cup.However, the ICC responded to the BCCI, saying the Army Insignia on Dhoni’s gloves is not permissible.”The ICC has responded to the BCCI to confirm the logo displayed by MS Dhoni in the previous match is not permitted to be worn on his wicket-keeping gloves at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.”The regulations for ICC events do not permit any individual message or logo to be displayed on any items of clothing or equipment. In addition to this, the logo also breaches the regulations in relation to what is permitted on wicketkeeper gloves,” the ICC had responded in an official release.advertisementAmong the many who criticised the ICC for asking Dhoni to remove the Army Insignia was S Sreesanth who said the apex body of international cricket should apologise not just to Dhoni but to the entire nation.Speaking to India Today, Sreesanth said: “ICC should be apologizing not just to MS Dhoni but the entire country. This is not the way to dictate terms with the country that is literally ruling Indian cricket.”With Dhoni being an honorary lieutenant colonel with the parachute regiment, we all know how patriotic that man is. He single-handedly wins matches for India.”Former pacer RP Singh also said he found it tough to understand why the ICC would have an objection to MS Dhoni’s gesture, considering it wasn’t political or religious.”Tough for me to understand how @msdhoni’s on-field gesture on his glove is a problem to @ICC. His fans have taken inspiration out of it and he himself is a respected Lt.Col, really strange.”MS Dhoni walked out for the national anthem seemingly unfluttered by the controversy that had erupted over his gloves as India are taking on Australia in London.Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, while speaking to the press on the eve of the big clash, said the players were not even aware of the controversy.”I have no idea about it at all. I am not the captain I don’t know what is happening with that and have nothing to say about it,” Rohit had said.Also Read | Michael Clarke backs MS Dhoni to stay focussed despite gloves rowAlso Read | Tough to understand how ICC has a problem: RP Singh on MS Dhoni glove controversyAlso 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 MS DhoniFollow Balidaan BadgeFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow The OvalFollow MS Dhoni gloves World Cup 2019: Indian fan flaunts Balidaan Badge at The Oval after ICC says no to MS DhoniThe International Cricket Council had directed MS Dhoni to remove the Balidaan Badge he was sporting on his gloves during India’s World Cup 2019 opener vs South Africa. However, a section of Indian fans held a banner of the Army Insignia during the Australia clash at The Oval on Sunday. commentary view more view less scorecard graphs Next advertisement No data available!last_img read more

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IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich

first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:13 IST (Kolkata Knight Riders Twitter Photo)Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Sunday that they have decided to part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich.Legendary former South Africa all-rounder Kallis ended a nine-year association — both as a player and coach — with the purple brigade.Former Australia batsman Katich was also appointed the assistant coach around the same time as Kallis. Katich also coached the KKR’s Caribbean Premier League franchise, Trinbago Knight Riders, helping them win back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.Kallis, who took over as head coach in October 2015 from Trevor Bayliss, the current England coach, helped KKR reach three consecutive playoffs before failing to make the cut in 2019.KKR won 32 of their 61 games under the tutelag of Kallis and Katich.In this year’s IPL, the two-time champions finished fifth, losing out on playoff qualification based on net run-rate after a six-match losing streak midway through the season.KKR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Venky Mysore said in a statement that they would be exploring ways to work with Kallis as part of the franchise’s global brand.”Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family and will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand,” Mysore was quoted as saying by the KKR website.Kallis, in a statement, said: “After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and head coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would to like to thank the owners, management and fellow players for many happy memories.”advertisementMysore said KKR will soon announce their replacements.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Jacques KallisFollow Simon KatichFollow IPL IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon KatichJacques Kallis ended a nine-year association — both as a player and coach — with Kolkata Knight Riders while Simon Katich was also appointed the assistant coach around the same time as the South Africa legend.advertisementlast_img read more

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A National Award connection

first_imgA National Award connectionFilmmaker Amit Sharma (in photo) would like to savour the two National Awards his film ‘Badhaai Ho’ won recently.advertisement Next Suhani Singh MumbaiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 06:38 IST Filmmaker Amit SharmaFilmmaker Amit Sharma would like to savour the two National Awards his film ‘Badhaai Ho’ won recently.Instead, he was busy preparing for ‘Maidaan’, a sports drama set in 1952-1962 on the legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.Sharma isn’t complaining as he gets to work with two National Award-winning actors – Ajay Devgn (‘Zakhm’) and Keerthy Suresh (‘Mahanati’). Sharma knows that the success of ‘Badhaai Ho’ has landed him the opportunity to work with a big star.”If your first production gets a National Award ‘usse achchi baat kya ho sakti hai’,” said Sharma.”It took me half an hour to sink this information into my system.”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 byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow National Awardlast_img read more

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They are not machines: Bangladesh coach Neil McKenzie urges fans to be patient with team

first_img Indo-Asian News Service DhakaSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 14:24 IST Bangladesh team practice session (Source: Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSBatting consultant Neil McKenzie said they are working overtime to be consistentWe just get behind our team and back our team and even if we lose tomorrow, said McKenzieBangladesh’s got a lot of talented cricketers and we need patience, he saidBangladesh white-ball batting consultant Neil McKenzie has urged the team fans and media to be patient with the batting unit, saying too much stress can lead to further negative effect on the players.”I think sometimes our worst enemy is Bangladesh. Because we put too much pressure on ourselves,” he was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.In the first Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh slipped to 60/6 at one stage before Afif Hossain and Mossadek Hossain stemmed the rot and took them to victory.”That’s come from the spectators and media and everybody to trust. They are not machines, they are humans. We just get behind our team and back our team and even if we lose tomorrow, we will win the next game.”We don’t come out to lose. As soon as they don’t score in one or two games, and everybody gets excited and upset. International cricket is hard cricket and best in the world also fail. But we have to keep faith in the talented bunch of cricketers. Bangladesh’s got a lot of talented cricketers and we need patience.”I think you can trust them after what they have done. Soumya Sarkar, he came well in the Ireland final against West Indies. You guys have definitely watched that on TV. He scored fifty in no time. He is a proper player and he needs belief. He can’t have people questioning his ability all the time. He has come back with a lot of big hundreds. He got a great 80 against Zimbabwe five to six months ago. He had a great tour in Ireland. He showed glimpses what he could have done in the World Cup. We just need to trust these guys and give them backing. You can’t score hundreds in all the time.advertisement”Liton Das, we have seen what he can do. He got a 140 in the Asia Cup, that’s not four years ago. He has a great 90 against West Indies in an unbelievable historical chase in Taunton. So these guys can play. Hopefully, selectors chose them for long enough and get out your little performances there because they all are good players.”McKenzie said they are working overtime to be consistent.”Instead of scoring 80 or 100, and then nothing, we want a 100 then we want a 100 and 50, 40 and whatever it is. So it’s just the consistency we are looking for but when someone fails at that front, we are a team and someone needs to pick up the responsibility. And that’s what good teams do,” he pointed out.”When it is your day and openers are really going well and you are very happy for the openers. When it is not their day, its opportunity for number seven, number eight.””The biggest thing is when you start doubting yourself, you don’t play your natural game. We can’t have one of our batsmen thinking this is my last chance or I don’t want to do this. We have to go out there and play positive cricket and play for Bangladesh,” McKenzie stressed.”I think there were a few execution failures. But that’s Twenty20 cricket you know. We don’t mind guys getting out on their game plan. If Mushy gets out on reverse sweep I am not gonna be worried. If Soumya gets out trying to go over the top, I am not going to be worried, because those are the shots.”If someone tries to do something under pressure that they are not used to do it, then there is a problem for me. So the guy like Liton Das knows, he was too good to miss the ball yesterday. But I like the way he gave himself the room and the opportunity to open up in extra cover. He is a very good player at extra cover. So for me, there was no problem with thinking but just the execution,” he added.Also Read | India aim to continue T20I domination in first tie against South AfricaAlso 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 BangladeshFollow Twenty20 Next They are not machines: Bangladesh coach Neil McKenzie urges fans to be patient with teamIn the first Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh slipped to 60/6 at one stage before Afif Hossain and Mossadek Hossain stemmed the rot and took them to victory.advertisementlast_img read more

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