9 months agoReal Madrid goalkeeper Casilla on his way to Leeds

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid goalkeeper Casilla on his way to Leedsby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is on his way to Leeds United.Marca says Casilla is set to join Leeds and has already travelled to England, being photographed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport.This means that Luca Zidane will become the third-choice for Santiago Solari.There had been talk about recalling Andriy Lunin from his loan at Leganes, but he is now set to stay there for the remainder of the campaign. last_img read more

10 days agoSouthend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new boss

first_imgSouthend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new bossby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of League One strugglers Southend United.The 48 year old had been in talks with the Shrimpers to take charge with former Celtic team-mates Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson as assistants.But Johnson, who would have been head of recruitment, has accepted an alternative offer and discussions with all three have ended.Chairman Ron Martin said all three were set to sign contracts at Roots Hall on Wednesday before Johnson pulled out. TagsFootball League OneAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Tells David Letterman About The Tattoo He’s Getting

first_imgurban meyer is now a spokesman for bob evansA ring isn’t the only thing Urban Meyer will be getting as a result of Ohio State’s national championship. The Buckeyes’ coach will also be getting a tattoo. Prior to his team’s game against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Meyer promised his players he would get inked up if they beat the Ducks. They did, 42-20, so the 50-year-old will be visiting a tattoo parlor at some point in the near future. Friday evening, Meyer made an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. He talked about the tattoo he’ll be getting at about the 1:05 mark. While a Block O on top of his head seems like an interesting idea, odds are Meyer will probably opt to get something on his chest or back like Rick Pitino.last_img read more

Photo: Nebraska’s Mike Riley Brags About The Huskers Dominating “On & Off The Field”

first_imgNebraska coach Mike Riley walks onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Mike Riley of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks onto the field before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Fresno State 43-10. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)“There’s No Place Like Nebraska” is a Huskers’ fight song and somewhat of a mantra for the Lincoln, Neb.-based college football program. When it comes to the academic success of its players, the mantra is true. No program has produced more Academic All-Americans than the Huskers. With school’s APR scores set to come out today, Nebraska coach Mike Riley felt it was appropriate to boast about his team’s success off the field. Is being an Academic All-American important to you? Look no further than Nebraska! #Huskers pic.twitter.com/G0W1dB7zzD— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 27, 2015It’s always nice to see program’s putting an emphasis on the student part of being a student-athlete.last_img read more

Van Dijk finally dribbled past as epic run ended

first_imgSunday’s Community Shield saw something that did not happen in the entirety of last year’s Premier League season.When Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus dribbled past Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk at Wembley Stadium, it was the first time the Netherlands international had been beaten on the dribble since Mikel Marino of Newcastle did so in March 2018, a run of 65 games.The 28-year-old’s run of not being beaten by opposition attackers became infamous by the end of last season, with forwards around the continent hoping they would bring an end to Van Dijk’s record. 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? Van Dijk was in imperious form last season as the Reds finished second in the Premier League and won the Champions League, taking home the PFA Player of The Year award for his performances in 2018-19.65 – During the Community Shield final, Virgil van Dijk was dribbled past for the first time in his last 65 competitive appearances (by Gabriel Jesus) for @LFC since Mikel Merino did so for Newcastle in March 2018. Human. #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/24B6WFcKUw — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 4, 2019 But the former Celtic was involved at the other end of the pitch in Sunday’s curtain-raiser for the English season.His assist to Joel Matip led to the equalising goal for the Merseyside club, cancelling out Raheem Sterling’s early opener for the Premier League champions.Sterling’s goal was his first against his former club in 11 opportunities since swapping Anfield for the Etihad in 2015, and was his sixth goal in his last four appearances at the home of English football for club and country.The game was finally settled by a penalty shoot-out, with City triumphing 5-4. Georginio Wijnaldum was the only player on either side not to convert his spot-kick.City became the first club to win back-to-back Community Shields since Arsenal did so in 2014 and 2015, while claiming their sixth victory overall.The Citizens have not lost in their last eight trips to Wembley in all competitions, a run that has seen them lift two consecutive Carabao Cups and last season’s FA Cup, completing an unprecedented clean sweep of the major English competitions.The last time they lost at Wembley was the FA Cup semi-final in 2017, to Arsenal.It was also the third straight unbeaten match for City against the Reds. Last season’s Premier League title was decided in their favour by just one point, with perhaps their most crucial victory coming 2-1 over Liverpool in January.The other game between the sides last season was a cagey 0-0 draw.Liverpool have now ended up as the beaten side in the Community Shield on seven occasions, only Manchester United and Chelsea have been defeated in the game more times, each with nine. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Chelsea season: PL fixtures, dates & transfers

first_imgChelsea kicked off their pre-season preparations in Ireland this summer before jetting off to Asia for a number of dates in Japan.The Blues spent pre-season in Australia last summer and will now head to the other side of the world once again, with a flagship exhibition match against the Spanish champions the focal point of their tour.Frank Lampard has been appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor and will hope to hit the ground running on his return to the club. 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? Here is your complete guide to Chelsea’s 2019-20 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about their summer preparations.Chelsea pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 10 Bohemians 1-1 Chelsea 7:45pm / 2:45pm Dalymount Park, Dublin Jul 13 St Patrick’s Athletic 0-4 Chelsea 2pm / 9am Richmond Park, Dublin Jul 19 Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea 11am / 6am Nissan Stadium, Yokohama Jul 23 Barcelona 1-2 Chelsea 10am / 5am  Saitama Stadium, Saitima Jul 28 Reading 3-4 Chelsea 3pm / 10am Madejski Stadium, Reading Jul 31 Red Bull Salzburg 3-5 Chelsea 2pm / 9am Red Bull Arena, Salzburg Aug 3 Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Chelsea 4pm / 11am Borussia Park, Monchengladbach Chelsea’s pre-season campaign began in earnest on July 10 when they faced League of Ireland side Bohemians in Dublin.They remained in Dublin for their second warm-up friendly, which took place three days later against St Patrick’s Athletic.After that, they headed to Japan, where they faced off against Kawasaki Frontale.The Blues remained in Japan to lock horns with Lionel Messi and Co. when they played Barcelona four days later.A return to Europe followed at the end of the month with games against Reading at the Madejski Stadium and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, before they finalise preparations against Borussia Monchengladbach.Chelsea 2019-20 transfer activity Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19, in 2019-20 home kitChelsea players have had to deal with losing talisman Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid in early June . The Belgium international had previously hinted that the move was all set save for final negotiations, admitting that a return to the Champions League was not enough to convince him to stay in West London – and departed for a fee of €100 million (£88m/$112m).Defender Gary Cahill also confirmed he would be leaving the club this summer on a free transfer, and was given a farewell in his last home game of the season against Leicester.The Blues are severely restricted by sanctions that have been imposed on them by FIFA, but they did manage to complete the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid after the midfielder spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date MF Mateo Kovacic Real Madrid £40.5m July 1 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date CB Gary Cahill Released n/a Jun 30 MF Eden Hazard Real Madrid €100M Jul 1 MF Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge Undisc. Jul 1 MF Ola Aina Torino £9m Jul 1 GK Eduardo Released n/a Jul 1 GK Rob Green Released n/a Jul 1 FW Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid Loan Jul 1 FW Victor Moses Fenerbahce Loan Jul 1 GK Nathan Baxter Ross County Loan Jul 1 DF Jay Dasilva Bristol City £2m Jul 1 MF Victorien Angbang Metz £5.5m Jul 1 DF Tomas Kalas Bristol City £8m Jul 1 GK Marcin Bulka PSG Free Jul 6 DF Daishawn Redan Hertha Berlin £2.2m Jul 18 MF Ethan Ampadu RB Leipzig Loan Jul 22 DF Jake Clarke-Salter Birmingham City Loan Jul 24 DF Matt Miazga Reading Loan Jul 24 MF Lewis Baker Fortuna Dusseldorf Loan Jul 24 MF Josimar Quintero Espanyol Free Jul 26 DF Todd Kane QPR Free Jul 27 MF Kyle Scott Newcastle United Free Jul 29 Chelsea 2019-20 Premier League fixtures Chelsea have been handed a tough start to the Premier League season with an away clash against Manchester United on August 11 getting things under way.The Blues follow that with a home game against Leicester City.Despite the tough start, games against recently promoted Norwich City and Sheffield United follow, with Wolves completing the first five gameweeks.Click here to see the full fixture list. Chelsea 2019-20 squad numbers No. Pos Player 1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 2 DF Antonio Rudiger 3 DF Marcos Alonso 4 DF Andreas Christensen 5 MF Jorginho 7 MF N’Golo Kante 8 MF Ross Barkley 9 FW Tammy Abraham 10 FW Willian 11 FW Pedro 12 MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek 14 MF Tiemoue Bakayoko 13 GK Willy Caballero 15 DF Kurt Zouma 16 FW Kenedy 17 MF Mateo Kovacic 18 FW Olivier Giroud 19 MF Mason Mount 20 FW Callum Hudson-Odoi 21 DF Davide Zappacosta 22 FW Christian Pulisic 23 FW Michy Batshuayi 24 DF Reece James 28 DF Cesar Azpilicueta 29 DF Fikayo Tomori 31 GK Jamie Cumming 33 DF Emerson Palmieri / MF Marco van Ginkellast_img read more

Lou Holtz Is Predicting A Huge College Football Upset Today

first_imgLou Holtz on television.Today feels like a day that could be filled with major college football upsets. There aren’t a ton of exciting, top 25 matchups on today’s schedule. Usually, the days you think won’t end up being that crazy end up being just that.College football analyst Lou Holtz is calling for a major upset.Later today, No. 6 LSU is set to host Louisiana Tech. The Tigers are a big favorite. One college football analyst is picking the upset, though.Holtz, whose son, Skip Holtz, coaches La. Tech, is predicting the upset. He has a good reason, of course.“Picking @LATechFB to beat @LSUfootball Saturday in Baton Rouge. Not an upset. Upset is what my wife would be if I picked against her son. Last 2 years they lost to S. Carolina and Arkansas on the road by just 1 point on the last play of the game. They will not be intimidated,” he wrote.Picking @LATechFB to beat @LSUfootball Saturday in Baton Rouge. Not an upset. Upset is what my wife would be if I picked against her son. Last 2 years they lost to S. Carolina and Arkansas on the road by just 1 point on the last play of the game. They will not be intimidated.— Lou Holtz (@CoachLouHoltz88) September 18, 2018LSU and Louisiana Tech are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. today.The game will be on ESPNU.last_img read more

Les Miles Makes Big Assistant Coach Hire At Kansas

first_imgFans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game.LAWRENCE, KS – OCTOBER 11: Fans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Les Miles has a long way to go to build up the program at Kansas, but he has already made a noteworthy hire to his offensive staff, bringing in Chip Lindsey from Auburn as his offensive coordinator.Miles and Kansas announced the move this morning. Lindsey comes to KU after two seasons at Auburn.“It is a great day when you can add a coach like Chip Lindsey to your staff,” said Miles in a press release. “He has a proven track record of putting exciting, electric offenses on the field and he also has built a strong reputation of developing his players. With the returning players we have on offense and the pieces that we are putting together now in recruiting, we have the potential to be much improved.”.@CoachLesMiles has hired Chip Lindsey as the #KUfball offensive coordinator.Welcome to the Jayhawk family, Coach Lindsey!MORE INFO ➡️ https://t.co/F4qEEOc3AL pic.twitter.com/3jY2VvaUvM— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) December 4, 2018A highly successful high school head coach in Alabama and Georgia, Lindsey spent one season on staff at Troy in 2010 before returning to the high school ranks.He then joined Auburn’s staff as an offensive analyst in 2013 before getting his first OC job at Southern Miss in 2014.After two seasons at USM, Lindsey spent a year at Arizona State before heading back to Auburn.At Southern Miss, Lindsey worked with current NFL quarterback Nick Mullens and he tutored projected NFL draft pick Jarrett Stidham the last two years at AU.last_img read more

Nebraska Football Lands Major Grad Transfer WR

first_imgShot of the Nebraska football program, led by Scott Frost.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football landed a major graduate transfer commitment on Saturday night when former Cal wide receiver Kanawai Noa announced he’ll be finishing his career with the Cornhuskers.Noa, a native of Honolulu, was a standout for Cal the last two years. He hauled in 96 passes for 1,267 yards and six touchdowns in three-plus seasons for the Bears.Noa earned a redshirt in 2016 when he was limited to three games by injuries. His best output came in 2017, when he grabbed 56 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns.Injuries cost Noa nearly two months of the 2018 season, but he returned to make a pair of catches for 43 yards in a loss to TCU in the Cheez-It Bowl. Nebraska finished 4-8 in its first year under head coach Scott Frost. However, the program has high expectations for 2019.The Huskers will open up their 2019 season at home against South Alabama on August 31.Kickoff time is TBD.last_img read more

Kalel Mullings, 4-Star Linebacker, Announces Commitment

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top linebackers in the 2020 recruiting class announced his commitment on Thursday evening.Kilal Mullings, a four-star linebacker out of Boston, Massachusetts, has no plans to stay close to home for his collegiate football career.The elite running back prospect is heading to the Midwest instead.Mullings committed to Michigan over Stanford, Northwestern and Wisconsin – among others. The four-star linebacker announced his commitment on Twitter.Committed…..GO BLUE!!!〽️ pic.twitter.com/cqTkWXGPPC— Kalel Mullings (@kalelmullings) June 27, 2019The 6-foot-1 linebacker is ranked the No. 9 outside linebacker in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s the No. 1 recruit from the state of Massachusetts and the No. 148 player in the country.Mullings adds to a loaded class for Jim Harbaugh and company. The Wolverines now own the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation and the No. 1 class in the Big Ten.The new linebacker commit is the No. 3 player in Michigan’s class, just behind wide receiver A.J. Henning and defensive end Braiden McGregor.last_img read more

India’s Rahul Dravid, a gift that keeps on giving

first_imgIndia’s Rahul Dravid, a gift that keeps on givingRahul Dravid, quit international cricket with more than 24,000 runs against his name, has since taken charge of India’s under-19 and A teams, overseeing the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior sideadvertisement Reuters New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 13:59 IST Rahul Dravid after retiring as a player took over as coach of India’s under-19 and A teams (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahul Dravid retired from international cricket with more than 24,000 runsDravid has since taken iover as coach of India’s under-19 and A teamsDravid has overseen the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior sideSeven years into his retirement and former Test stalwart Rahul Dravid is still making silent and important contribution for India, shaping the next generation of cricketers who will form the core of the team.For a significant part of his 16-year Test career, Dravid was the bulwark in India’s star-studded batting lineup that also included Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S Laxman.A classical batsman who built his game around a near-impregnable defence and an over-my-dead-body attitude, ‘The Wall’ was a purist’s delight even though team mates often eclipsed his best efforts.His 95 in his very first Test innings was overshadowed by fellow debutant Ganguly’s century in the 1996 match at Lord’s. Three years later, Dravid hit 145 in a World Cup match against Sri Lanka but once again Ganguly’s 183 was the talking point.Dravid’s 180 in the 2001 Kolkata Test was crucial to India’s stunning victory against Australia but still ended up being second fiddle to Laxman’s epic 281.Having quit international cricket with more than 24,000 runs against his name, Dravid has since taken charge of India’s under-19 and A teams, overseeing the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior side.Among his wards, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shah and Hanuma Vihari have taken to Test cricket like duck to water, all-rounder Vijay Shankar is staking World Cup claims, while Shubhman Gill broke into the ODI team in New Zealand.”He’s been a great mentor for us,” Agarwal, who impressed on his maiden tour in Australia, told Reuters.”We can always walk up to him, speak to him about our batting, about our thought process, the way we approach an innings or if there’s any technical difficulty.”advertisementShoehorned into the Indian side midway through the Test series following an opening crisis, Agarwal impressed immediately with two 75-plus knocks in three innings.The 28-year-old said Dravid helped him understand how to manage mental energy in the long format.”We had a few chats about my game and he figured that part out,” Agarwal added.”He said ‘to do well in Test cricket, you need to manage your mental energy because you are up and about for all five days’. That’s something we spoke about.”Also we figured out things we can control in the middle and focus on doing them.”Lokesh Rahul is another beneficiary of Dravid’s deep understanding of the game – accumulated over 164 Tests and 344 ODIs – and batsmanship in particular.Rahul, 26, was in crisis after a slump in form was followed by a brief suspension for inappropriate comments on a television chat show.Sent home midway through the Test series in Australia, Rahul joined the A team under Dravid and found his mojo back in the five matches against England Lions.He has since looked his free-flowing self in the two Twenty20 matches against Australia, scoring 50 and 47, a turnaround he credited to the time he spent with Dravid.”Fortunately, I got to play some India A games and some games where the pressure was a little less, so that I can focus on my skill and my technique,” Rahul said last week.”I spent a lot of time with Rahul Dravid, working on my game and chatting about cricket. He helped me a lot in the games I played for India A.”Also Read | Dravid effect: Like India, Pakistan wants former cricketers for coaching juniorsAlso Read | India one of the favourites, hope they peak at right time, says Rahul DravidFor 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 Rahul DravidFollow Indian cricket teamFollow India Under-19Follow India Alast_img read more

Juan Martin del Potro to miss Miami Open with injured knee, likely to undergo surgery

first_img Next Juan Martin del Potro to miss Miami Open with injured knee, likely to undergo surgeryJuan Martin del Potro might have to have surgery on the fractured kneecap that has kept his appearances to a bare minimum since October when he withdrew from the Shanghai Masters.advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 11:34 IST Del Potro’s knee injury has not recovered sufficiently to allow him to play in Miami (AP Photo)Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro will miss the upcoming Miami Open because of a knee injury, with a source close to the player telling Reuters he may have to undergo surgery.Del Potro, ranked fifth in the world, was unable to defend his BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells this week as he underwent treatment on the injured right knee.It has not recovered sufficiently to allow him to play in Miami, which begins next week.”Unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Miami this year,” Del Potro said on Twitter. “Looking forward to coming back in 2020!”A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the 30-year-old might have to have surgery on the fractured kneecap that has kept his appearances to a bare minimum since October when he withdrew from the Shanghai Masters.The injury came at the tail-end of Del Potro’s best season in years. He won titles in Indian Wells and Acapulco and reached the final of the U.S. Open to climb to a career high No. 3 in the world.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 Juan Martin del PotroFollow Miami OpenFollow BNP Paribas OpenFollow Indian Wellslast_img read more

Kumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: Sehwag

first_imgKumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: SehwagVirender Sehwag feels that Indian cricketers are financially more secure than athletes in other sports and Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble should be thanked for that.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 16:58 IST Virender Sehwag feels that Indian cricketers are financially more secure than athletes in other sports and Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble should be thanked for that. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSehwag said that Tendulkar, Kumble and Dravid had to fight to get a share of revenue from BCCI back in 2001-02Former batsman feels that no such precedence is there in any other sportHe said that IPKL sharing 20 percent revenue for players is a good thing and other sports should learn from the moveFinancially more secure than athletes in any other sport in India, the current generation of cricketers should be thankful to Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble for fighting for them, feels former batting star Virender Sehwag.Referring to the trio’s fight for share in BCCI revenue for players back in 2001-02, Sehwag said it went a long way in guaranteeing financial security that is enjoyed by the current crop of players.The BCCI is on the cusp of having its own Players’ Association within the nest few days but the seeds were first sown by Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dravid and Kumble as they formed a ‘Players’ Association’ demanding a share from the BCCI’s TV rights deal.”We had to fight to get a share of revenue from BCCI but I don’t think there is any such precedence in any other sport. Had the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble not fought for our rights, we wouldn’t have been where we are today,” Sehwag said on the sidelines of newly launched IPKL Kabaddi League floated by the New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) and aired on DSport.”If you see, there was no friction after that,” he added.The context of his comment was IPKL organisers committing 20 percent of their revenue reserved for players.”If IPKL is sharing 20 percent revenue for players, it’s a good thing. Other sports can learn from this move,” said Sehwag.”I once spoke to former India hockey captain Sardar Singh, who told me that he used to receive mere TA/DA while representing the country and no match fees. It will be great, if football and hockey can take a cue,” he added.advertisementWhile there is already a Pro-Kabaddi League backed by the national federation, Sehwag sees no harm in having a parallel league that can benefit India players.”Don’t confuse this with cricket. BCCI’s revenue pool is so huge that it can possibly be much more than all Olympic sports put together. Also in cricket, we have so many tournaments, we don’t have place for another league.”However in Kabaddi, there is no harm in having two different leagues and allowing players to play both. We have recently lost to Iran in the Asian Games and it hurt me. We should have a bigger pool of players,” said the former India captain.Also Read | How Sachin Tendulkar broke the ice with a young Virender SehwagAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Ganguly’s clarification on India vs Pakistan World Cup matchFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Virender SehwagFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Rahul DravidFollow Anil KumbleFollow BCCIlast_img read more

New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin to launch in India on April 24, expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakh

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 11:22 IST Expectations are that Speed Twin will be priced somewhere around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).HIGHLIGHTSTriumph Speed Twin gets a new tubular steel frame with aluminium cradle and a twin-sided aluminium swingarm.The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will come with three riding modes — Sport, Road and Rain.A low seat height of 807 mm will provide the rider better riding position on Triumph Speed Twin.Triumph Motorcycles India will launch the Speed Twin on April 24. The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin gets its name from the legendary 1938 Speed Twin, which had a parallel twin engine. Expectations are that Speed Twin will be priced somewhere around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).The new 2019 Speed Twin is powered by an updated version of the Bonneville 1200 cc engine. The motor makes 79 bhp and 105 Nm of torque in Triumph Bonneville T120, while it will produce 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque in Triumph Speed Twin. This engine does duty on Triumph Thruxton R as well and delivers 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque. New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will get a 14.5-litre fuel tank.Triumph Speed Twin gets a new tubular steel frame with aluminium cradle and a twin-sided aluminium swingarm. The suspension duties are performed by 41 mm front forks with cartridge damping and 120 mm travel at the front. There are twin shocks at the rear with adjustable preload and up to 120 mm travel. One gets twin Brembo 4-piston axial calipers with twin 305 mm floating discs on the front and Nissin 2-piston floating caliper and single 220 mm disc on the rear. The motorcycle will come with dual-channel ABS and switchable traction control.Triumph Speed Twin will come with three riding modes — Sport, Road and Rain. There will be an LCD multi-functional instrument pack with an analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication and service indicator, among others.A low seat height of 807 mm will provide the rider better riding position on Triumph Speed Twin. It will get features like aluminium front and rear mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers and heel guards. Speed Twin will come with a 14.5-litre fuel tank.advertisementALSO READ | 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto facelift with more safety features launched, price starts at Rs 2.93 lakhALSO READ | Honda Amaze VX CVT launched in India, price starts at Rs 8.57 lakhALSO READ | Renault Summer Camp begins: Free car top wash, exclusive offers on spare parts, accessoriesGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Triumph bikeFollow 2019 Triumph launchFollow New Triumph bikeFollow Triumph bike launchFollow Speed Twin New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin to launch in India on April 24, expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakhThe new 2019 Speed Twin is powered by an updated version of the Bonneville 1200 cc engine. The motor makes 79 bhp and 105 Nm of torque in Triumph Bonneville T120, while it will produce 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque in Triumph Speed Twin.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Playing for India my goal, says Riyan Parag after impressive IPL 2019

first_imgPlaying for India my goal, says Riyan Parag after impressive IPL 2019IPL 2019: Riyan Parag played seven games for Rajasthan in his maiden IPL this year, and impressed all and sundry by scoring 160 runs at an average of 40. view more view less Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 22:03 IST IPL 2019: Riyan Parag shone in his maiden IPL for Rajasthan Royals ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRiyan Parag impressed in his maiden IPL season with Rajasthan Royals Parag became the youngest to score an IPL fifty on SaturdayPlaying for RR was a different experience altogether: Riyan ParagPlaying for RR was a different experience altogether: Riyan ParagThe youngest player to score a half-century in the history of IPL, Riyan Parag considers his experiences with Rajasthan Royals and the U-19 World Cup as small steps towards achieving his main goal of breaking into the Indian senior team one day.Parag, at 17 years, Saturday became the youngest cricketer to score a fifty in IPL after he struck 50 off 49 balls to guide Rajasthan Royals to 115 for nine against Delhi Capitals in a losing cause.The all-rounder from Assam played seven games for Rajasthan in his maiden IPL this year, and impressed all and sundry by scoring 160 runs at an average of 40.”It has been decent for me. As it was my first IPL I did not think I will be playing as many matches. I came here to just learn as much as I can and have the experience and go home, but now I am really happy I could contribute to my team,” Parag told reporters after Rajasthan lost to Delhi by five wickets to draw curtains on their IPL campaign this season.”My journey has had a lot of ups and downs. The U-19 World Cup was a really high point in my career and now the IPL. Playing for RR was a different experience altogether.”The main goal has always been to play for the senior Indian team. U-19 World Cup and IPL are small steps that will lead to my goal. I will just now be looking to perform at the domestic season again and then the IPL next year,” he added.advertisementParag was part of India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup-winning squad.The young batsman, who held the fort for Rajasthan Saturday, said it was a difficult Kotla wicket to bat on.”It was a quite a tricky surface. We thought it will be better to bat first on but the ball was stopping quite a bit and it was turning as well,” Parag said.Rajasthan coach Paddy Upton termed 2019 as a season of missed opportunities for his side.”It has been disappointing, a season of lost opportunities. We had a really good team, we knew some of our senior players will be leaving towards the back end, and we had hoped to stack together some good performances and to be in a strong position,” Upton said.Also Read | Delhi Capitals win by 5 wickets to eliminate Rajasthan RoyalsAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks Virender Sehwag record for Delhi CapitalsFor 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 Riyan ParagFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPL 2019Follow India national cricket team No data available! commentarycenter_img scorecard graphs advertisementlast_img read more

Redmi Note 7 Pro, Motorola One Vision and Galaxy M40: Best smartphones you can buy under Rs 20,000 in July

first_img Next Redmi Note 7 Pro, Motorola One Vision and Galaxy M40: Best smartphones you can buy under Rs 20,000 in JulyOver the last one month, we have seen a couple of new additions to this category from Motorola, Samsung and Vivo. Under Rs 20,000, they offer the complete package at a reasonable price.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 13:12 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe all-rounder from Xiaomi – the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a phone that’s good at everything.The Motorola One Vision has been the surprise package this year.Vivo wants to play hard in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment with a feature-rich device and the Z1 Pro is exactly that.Premium flagship phones are the ultimate phone to buy if you can’t withstand any compromise. However, if you are restrained to a tight budget, there are a couple of phones that you can get for less than Rs 20,000 in the market. These may not be the all-rounders you get in the premium segments but you will be assured that these phones offer the basics right and then some more.Over the last few months, we have seen a couple of new addition to this category form major players. Samsung released its Galaxy M40 with a powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset whereas Motorola came back with a bang with its One Vision. Also, the good old Poco F1 still stays as the preference for power users looking to get flagship-grade performance from a mid-teir phone.Without further delay, let’s look at some of the smartest options you can consider under Rs 20,000.Best smartphones under Rs 20,000 in July 2019Redmi Note 7 Pro (from Rs 13,999)The all-rounder from Xiaomi – this is a phone that’s good at everything. It looks stunning with its striking gradient colours, has a great 48-megapixel camera at the back for taking good photos at any time, a long-lasting battery and a big display. With a Snapdragon 675 chip, the phone can handle most mundane tasks with ease. At Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard, making it a great value. Motorola One Vision (at Rs 19,999)The Motorola One Vision has been the surprise package this year. The One Vision sports a uniquely slim 21:9 display that’s tall as well. The screen is perfect for watching videos or movies shot in the 21:9 format, thereby making for an immersive viewing experience. The rear camera’s Night mode takes excellent photos with lots of sharpness. The stock Android interface sprinkled with Moto Experiences makes for clean and smooth user experience. And more than everything, it looks gorgeous and is easily the most beautiful phone you can buy under Rs 20,000.advertisementVivo Z1 Pro (from Rs 14,990)Vivo wants to play hard in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment with a feature-rich device and the Z1 Pro is exactly that. The Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 675 chipset, a fullscreen display with a hole-punch cutout for the camera and a triple camera setup at the back – what else one needs. Also, the Z1 Pro gets Vivo’s stunning gradient colour schemes, making for a portable fashion statement on the move. And when you consider the starting price of Rs 15,990, it’s an unbeatable bargain. Samsung Galaxy M40 (from Rs 19,990)The Galaxy M40 is Samsung’s answer to the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro. Even though it’s expensive, it offers an unbeatable package – a Snapdragon 675 chipset, an LCD display with a hole-punch cutout, a triple camera setup and 6GB RAM – this is easily a power package. The combination of a 32MP main camera along with an 8MP wide-angle camera and 5MP depth camera is extremely versatile. And, it comes in striking gradient colours.Poco F1 (from Rs 17,999)If unbeatable specifications are all you want, the Poco F1 is just for you. It can blow away all the phones mentioned here with its Snapdragon 845 chipset – the flagship chip from last year. Coupled with a 4000mAh battery and big 6.18-inch Full HD+ LCD display, this is one of the best phones for power users who love gaming. Even the cameras are quite good and they can impress shutterbugs easily. However, the plastic build and the dated design with a huge display notch can take away from the premium feel.ALSO READ | Galaxy M30, Galaxy S10+ Galaxy A50: Samsung has many Galaxy phones, here is a list of phones worth buyingALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7S, Poco F1: Best Xiaomi phones to buy in India right nowALSO READ | 5 premium yet affordable phones worth buying in mid-2019: OnePlus 7, Asus 6z, Honor 20 and two moreGet 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 RedmiFollow XiaomiFollow SamsungFollow MotorolaFollow vivolast_img read more

We were trying to win it, just lost time: Meg Lanning after Women’s Ashes Test ends in dull draw

first_imgWe were trying to win it, just lost time: Meg Lanning after Women’s Ashes Test ends in dull drawIt was the manner in which the Test ended in a draw that frustrated the observers and questioning the tactics of Australia.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service TauntonJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 11:18 IST (Reuters Photo)Australia retained the urn after the only Test of the 2019’s Women’s Ashes ended in a draw on Sunday after none of the teams were able to force the pace on Day Four.After passing on the follow-on score of 271 after Australia’s first innings of 420 for 8, England declared handing the visitors with a lead of 145 and looked to move the game along, with 81 overs left in the day.Yet by Tea, Australia — who were 280 runs ahead with 41 overs remaining — didn’t give any indication that they would declare and attempt to bowl England out for the win.When the captains shook hands, Australia had motored along to 230/7, with the overall lead standing at 375.It was the manner in which the Test ended in a draw that frustrated the observers and questioning the tactics of Australia.Lanning defended the move, saying there were several considerations that went behind the decision.”We thought about (declaring) and had a good chat about what our options were, and whether we could force a result,” the ICC website quoted Lanning as saying after the match, “but we looked at how many overs were left, especially given how many wickets were falling.”Test cricket’s supposed to be hard and a tough battle, and I think that’s exactly what it was. Both teams were trying to get an advantage. I don’t think it was entirely either team’s fault where we ended up in the game.”At different points, we were trying to win it; we just lost time throughout and it got to a point where we felt we couldn’t win the game,” she added.advertisementEngland coach Mark Robinson refused to question Australia’s approach, saying they were well within their rights to try and save the Test.”We lost two sessions (to rain), which makes it really hard, doesn’t it?” he said.”They’re quite within their rights to close up shop and shut the game down and retain them. Fair play to them. We’ve got to congratulate Australia. They’ve played better cricket than us and they’re the holders of the Ashes again. To Meg, who is an outstanding leader, you say ‘well done’,” he added.Australia have shared points with England after a rain-affected Test, which leaves their overall series lead at 8-2, thanks to their 3-0 win in the ODI series that preceded.England can, at best, draw level on points with Australia from here on, and that is if they win all three matches in the upcoming T20I series beginning Friday.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 Women’s AshesFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Women’s Ashes TestFollow Meg Lanninglast_img read more

Former Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson calls time on career

first_imgFormer Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson calls time on careerSally Pearson had won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017advertisement Next Reuters SydneyAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 09:31 IST Sally Pearson had dominated the 100 metres hurdles in the year running up to the 2012 London Olympics (AP Photo)World and former Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson, Australia’s most successful track athlete of her generation, gave up on her bid for a swansong at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and retired on Tuesday.The Queenslander, who won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017, succumbed to the series of injuries that have blighted her career in recent years.”I have prided myself on always being on the start line ready to win. I no longer believe I can achieve this,” the 32-year-old said in a news release.”It is therefore with much regret that I have come to the conclusion that it is time to retire from this phase of my life and move on to the next.”Pearson grew up on the Gold Coast and was initially an international prospect in both the hurdles and the flat 100 metres sprint.She got big her breakthrough with the hurdles silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and was named IAAF female athlete of the year after securing her first world title at Daegu in 2011.She dominated the 100 metres hurdles in the year running up to the London Olympics and swept to victory in 12.37 seconds, a Games record, to firmly establish herself among the world’s elite.One of a trio of American challengers to her supremacy, Brianna Rollins, kept her to a silver at the 2013 worlds and a horrific injury sustained at the Rome Diamond League meeting in 2015 prevented her from competing to get it back.After the fall in Rome, Pearson feared she might have to have her lower arm amputated with doctor’s describing the injury as a “bone explosion” in her wrist.advertisementShe battled back from that injury but was bedevilled by calf and Achilles problems and ultimately prevented from defending her Olympic title in Rio by a torn hamstring.In a testimony to her mental toughness, she was back on the big stage at the 2017 world championships in London, where she reclaimed the title in 12.59 seconds.More injuries followed, though, with an Achilles issue cruelly robbing her of the chance to race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her home city.Another hamstring injury put in doubt her world title defence in Doha later this year and on Tuesday she finally gave up on her dream of running at the Tokyo Olympics next year.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 Sally Pearsonlast_img read more

66th National Film Awards: Full winners list

first_img66th National Film Awards: Full winners listThe winners of the 66th National Film Awards were announced on Friday. Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana were named Best Actors and Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress award. Take a look at the full winners list. India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 19:51 IST Members of the Feature Film Jury, Non-Feature Film Jury and Best Writing Jury present their reports to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash JavadekarHIGHLIGHTSWinners of the 66th National Film Awards were announced on Friday.Vicky Kaushal’s Uri won big at the National Awards.Ayushmann Khurrana’s AndhaDhun also bagged three titles, including Best Hindi Film and Best Actor, at National Awards.After what seems like a phenomenally long wait, the winners of the 66th National Film Awards have been announced. While normally, the recipients of the National Film Awards are announced in April and the presentation takes place on May 3 every year, it was delayed this time owing to the Lok Sabha polls.The awards were announced today with Vicky Kaushal’s Uri bagging four awards.Here’s the complete list of awards:Most film-friendly state: UttarakhandBest book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special MentionBest Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)NON FEATURE FILM CATEGORYBest Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeete HainBest Short Fiction Film: KharvasSocial Justice Film: Why MeBest Investigation Film: AmoliBest Sports Film: Swimming Through The DarknessBest Educational Film: Sarala ViralaBest Film on Social Issue: Taala Te KunjeeBest Environmental Film: The World’s Most Famous TigerBest Promotional Film: Rediscovering JajamBest Film on Science and Technology: G.D.Naidu : The Edison Of IndiaBest Arts and Cultural Film: Bunkar: The Last of The Varanasi WeaversBest Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director: Sagnik Chatterjee for Feluda_50 Years Rays DetectiveBest Non-Feature Film: Sunrise, The Secret Life of FrogsFEATURE FILMS:Actors who get special mention for their performance: Sruthi Hariharan, Chandrachud Rai, Josy Joseph, SavitriBest Rajasthani Film: TurtleBest Pangchenpa Film: In The Land Of Poison WomenBest Garo Film: Ma’amaBest Marathi Film: BhongaBest Tamil Film: BaaramadvertisementBest Hindi Film: AndhadhunBest Urdu Film: HamidBest Bengali Film: Ek Je Chhilo RajaBest Malayalam Film: Sudani From NigeriaBest Telugu Film: MahanatiBest Kannada Film: NathicharamiBest Konkani Film: AmoriBest Assamese Film: Bulbul Can SingBest Punjabi Film: HarjeetaBest Gujarati Film: RevaBest Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyothi D Tommaar for Ghoomar, PadmaavatBest Music Director: PadmaavatBest Special Effect: Awe, KGFBest Music Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhasali for PadmaavatBest Background Music Award: Uri: The Surgical StrikeBest Makeup Artist: Ranjith for AweBest Costume Designer: Rajshree Patnaik, Gaurang Shah and Archana Rao for MahanatiBest Action: KGF: Chapter 1Best Lyrics: NathicharamiBest Production Design: Kammara SambhavamBest Editing: NathicharamiBest Audiography: Tendlya, Uri and RangasthalamBest Sound Design: UriBest Mixed Track: RangasthalamBest Original Screenplay: Chi La SowBest Adapted Screenplay: AndhadhunBest Dialogue: TarikhBest Cinematography: Olu (Malayalam) to MJ RadhakrishnanBest Female Playback Singer: Bindu Mani for Mayavi Manave from NathicharamiBest Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for Binte Dil from PadmaavatBest Film on Social Issues: Pad ManBest Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for Badhaai HoBest Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for ChumbakBest Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana, Andhadhun, and Vicky Kaushal, UriBest Actress: Keerthy Suresh for MahanatiBest Direction: Aditya Dhar for UriBest Feature Film: Hellaro (Gujarati)Best Children’s Film: Sarkari. 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Shale Kasaragodu, KodugeBest Child Actors: PV Rohith for Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada), Sameep Singh for Harjeeta (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi for Hamid (Urdu), Shrinivas Pokale for Naal(Marathi)Best Film on Environment Conservation: PaaniNargis Dutt Award for National Integration: Ondalla EradallaBest Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai HoJury Awards: Kedara (Bengali), Hellaro (Gujarati)Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of A Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakanthi for NaalALSO READ | National Film Awards 2019: Best Actors are Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for UriALSO READ | 66th National Film Awards: Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun wins Best Hindi FilmALSO READ | Uttarakhand wins Most Film-Friendly State Award at National Film Awards 2018ALSO READ | 66th National Film Awards: Padmaavat wins Best Music Direction, Choreography and Male Playback SingerALSO WATCH | Ayushmann Khurrana Exclusive: Article 15 does not target only the so-called privileged casteGet 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow 66th National Film Awards Nextlast_img read more