About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria coach Giampaolo: Quagliarella just like Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo is delighted to be counting on Fabio Quagliarella.For Giampaolo, Quagliarella can be compared with Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.”You could compare him to Ronaldo,” Giampaolo said. “He has a very high shot percentage, he always scores… and then of course he’s already worn that [Juventus] shirt. “I prefer to call him our Quagliarella though.”
Man City rival Man Utd for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are rivaling Manchester United for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.Corriere dello Sport says United remain keen on the youngster, despite the dismissal Jose Mourinho. However, they now face competition from City.The 21-year-old centre-back had already been the subject of a rumoured €40m bid from Atletico Madrid over the summer.Now offers for Milenkovic from both Manchester clubs are being readied in the region of €50m.Milenkovic was purchased from Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2017 for just €5.1m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Kenyon seeks new investors to rescue Newcastle takeoverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon is seeking new investors to rescue his takeover of Newcastle United.The ex-Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive is still searching for the £300m needed to complete his purchase of the Toon, reports The Sun.Kenyon is so anxious he is now offering a minimum buy-in of just £1million.Even then, the British businessman would only be able to pay Toon owner Mike Ashley in instalments staggered over the rest of the year.But Kenyon is buoyed by Ashley viewing him as the “best fit” to buy the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham all tracking Guingamp star Marcus Thuramby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of France World Cup winner is being watched by Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.They’re all on the trail of striker Marcus Thuram – the son of French World Cup winner Lilian, says The Sun.The Guingamp star has hit 10 goals in 17 games this season to catch the eyes of the Premier League trio.Thuram scored the winner as his club shocked holders Paris Saint-Germain, beating them 2-1 in the French League Cup last week.The 21-year-old has won rave reviews this season, despite Brittany-based minnows Guingamp propping up Ligue 1.And the Gunners, Spurs and United all reportedly sent scouts to check on him against Saint-Etienne on Saturday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Schmeichel slams Liverpool ace Shaqiri for ‘behaving like a child’by Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Schmeichel says Xherdan Shaqiri “behaved like a child” over the Switzerland captaincy row.Liverpool ace Shaqiri reportedly missed Switzerland’s last two Euro2020 qualifiers because he was annoyed over Granit XhakaThe Arsenal midfielder was open to discussing it with Shaqiri, who has been criticised by Schmeichel.”I liked the words of Granit Xhaka in the context of Shaqiri’s absence,” the Manchester United legend said.”I read that the captain question played a role in Shaqiri’s thinking.”Although this has been denied in the meantime, nevertheless I found it strong that Xhaka said: ‘If Shaqiri wants to have the captain’s armband, he should take it.'”Xhaka showed that he wants to be a leader even without ties – and gave the pressure to Shaqiri. That was brilliant of him. In contrast to Shaqiri, who behaved like a child.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ivan Campo has advice for Takefusa Kubo over Mallorca battlesby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIvan Campo says Takefusa Kubo needs to step things up at Real Mallorca.Like the Japanese teen, Campo played for both Mallorca and Real Madrid.He told Marca: “He is not at his best level, but it is normal because he is a very young boy who has to get used to it. He has no experience in our country at this football level and must be patient. “He must learn to move. He is a great player but he still has a lot to learn and room for improvement. If in Madrid they said that it is best that they should be transferred to a LaLiga team rather than stay in Castilla, for example, they saw it very clearly. I think it’s a good idea to be in Mallorca, although things are not going perfect for now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Fabian Schar was Newcastle United’s surprise hero as his double earned a 3-0 home win over Cardiff City and moved Rafael Benitez’s men out of the Premier League bottom three.Defender Schar, in the team as Rafael Benitez’s only change from last week’s loss to Chelsea, had not scored since November 2017 while playing for Deportivo La Coruna, but produced a crucial double on Saturday.He netted in both halves and Ayoze Perez put the icing on the cake in stoppage-time, meaning Newcastle move back out of the drop zone after dropping into it last weekend.They are replaced in the relegation places by a poor Cardiff side who did not even register a shot on target until the 72nd minute.@fabianschaer at the double! @NUFC #NEWCAR pic.twitter.com/dXUgf2J7Is— Premier League (@premierleague) January 19, 2019Newcastle made the stronger start, with Perez’s header impressively tipped over by Neil Etheridge, before the forward had a penalty claim turned down for handball against Joe Bennett. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The breakthrough arrived after 24 minutes, and it was not a goal you would expect from a centre-back. Schar collected a pass from Isaac Hayden 40 yards from goal, beat Cardiff debutant Oumar Niasse, ran completely unchallenged into the box and stroked a cool left-footed effort into the far corner from 12 yards.Victor Camarasa unleashed a powerful strike that had Martin Dubravka briefly worried before flying over, but the visitors did not muster a first-half shot on target.Perez was foiled by Etheridge again early in the second period, the goalkeeper saving at close range as the Spaniard stayed on his feet despite coming under heavy pressure from Bennett.But Newcastle were not to be denied in the 63rd minute, Schar converting from inside the six-yard box after latching on to a headed flick on from defensive colleague Jamaal Lascelles, who had met Matt Ritchie’s corner.Schar even had a chance for a hat-trick, heading narrowly wide from another Ritchie delivery shortly before making a key interception at the other end.Bruno Ecuele Manga’s header ensured Dubravka was finally tested for the first time, but Cardiff never threatened a comeback and Perez tapped in three minutes into added time after superb work from Salomon Rondon to set him up.FULL-TIME Newcastle 3-0 CardiffFabian Schar scores twice and Ayoze Perez adds a third to lift @NUFC out of the bottom 3 and above their visitors #NEWCAR pic.twitter.com/qHjaDBuKzy— Premier League (@premierleague) January 19, 2019What does it mean? Vital home boost for NewcastleAs well as moving out of the relegation zone, a home win was vital for Newcastle’s morale after a tough campaign at St James’ Park. They had only two wins and seven goals from 11 home league games coming into the match, but Benitez will hope this can change the momentum in their battle against the drop.Cardiff had only lost once in four games coming into the match, keeping three clean sheets, but an abject display at both ends of the pitch sees them seeking answers once again, with only one win from 11 matches on the road.Supreme Schar lifts Newcastle moodSchar’s two goals were very different – with his second more scrappy than the excellent first – but he will not care. He also helped Newcastle to a valuable clean sheet, registering five clearances.Not good from NiasseNiasse did not have the Cardiff debut he would have hoped for.While he was not signed for his defensive qualities, he failed to track Schar for the opener, and at the other end he did not register a shot or create a chance for his team-mates before being replaced by Bobby Reid after Newcastle’s second goal. He only touched the ball once in Newcastle’s box.Key Opta Facts- Newcastle have won their last 10 home league games against Cardiff – only against Bolton have they had a longer run in their history (11 between 1898 and 1914).- Newcastle scored three goals in a Premier League game for the first time this season, last doing so against Chelsea on the final day of the 2017-18 campaign.- Cardiff have failed to score in a league-high 11 different Premier League games this season.- Schar became the first defender to score twice in a Premier League for Newcastle since Philippe Albert against Manchester City in February 1996.What’s next?Newcastle are on FA Cup duty next Saturday with a home tie against Watford, before a daunting home clash against Manchester City on January 29, which is the same day as Cardiff return to action with an away top-flight game against Arsenal – not an ideal fixture as they look to provide an answer to this poor performance. read more
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has outlined plans for a national second division below the A-League, which would potentially come into effect in 2021-22.A-League sides do not face relegation in the existing format but could in future after FFA released details of its plan to work towards a second tier.Its aim is to form a league that would be “financially sustainable and provide professional pathways for more Australian players”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? FFA director Remo Nogarotto acknowledged the introduction of promotion and relegation would have to be discussed, although it could prove a contentious issue.”If a second-tier competition in the purest form is the objective – one that not only opens up a new pathway for talented footballers but also differentiates our game from other football codes – then a system of promotion and relegation should be considered over the longer term,” he said.A committee comprised of the FFA chairman Chris Nikou, two member federations, two representatives of the Association of Australian Football Clubs, one from Professional Footballers Australia and one from an A-League club will be established and report back to the FFA board by the end of November.
Liverpool will crank up their pre-season preparations another notch on Sunday afternoon with a trip to League Two side Bradford City, in a match which will raise money towards the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.The foundation was set up by former Liverpool and Bradford defender Stephen Darby following his own MND (Motor Neuron Disease) diagnosis last year. Darby, the husband of England women captain Steph Houghton, came through the youth setup at Liverpool and made more than 200 appearances for Bradford in a five-year spell.With both clubs less than a month away from the start of their respective seasons, it will be another chance to work up fitness and integrate squad players into the first-team fold in front of an expected sell-out crowd at Valley Parade. 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? Game Bradford City vs Liverpool Date Sunday, July 14 Time 3pm BST / 10am ET Stream (US) B/R Live TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed via Bleacher Report Live. US TV channel Online stream N/A Bleacher Report Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on LFCTV and can be streamed via LFCTV GO. UK TV channel Online stream LFCTV LFCTV GO Team News Gary Bowyer’s Bradford have had a productive pre-season campaign so far, with friendly wins over Guiseley and Brighouse Town and ten new signings confirmed since the end of the 2018-19 season – when they finished bottom of League One.The Brighouse win featured two different elevens for each half and no fewer than 14 trialists, but Bradford are likely to return to a more familiar line-up in front of a capacity crowd against the European champions.Liverpool will be looking to give game time to as many players as possible having seen 23 different players take to the field at Tranmere.There is one boost with the news that defender Dejan Lovren comes back into the squad after returning to Melwood for training on Tuesday. Andy Robertson is unlikely to feature after undergoing a minor procedure on an infected bite on his hand.There will be another chance for teenager Rhian Brewster to impress after he thrust himself into the first-team picture with two goals at Prenton Park.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are 1/6 favourites to win this match with bet365. Bradford can be backed at 11/1, while a draw is available at 6/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Stephen Darby was an integral part of one of Bradford’s greatest ever teams, the side which reached the 2013 League Cup final before being promoted from League Two in the same season while he also played in the famous FA Cup win at Chelsea two years later.Still only 30, he was forced to retire from the game last year after receiving the crushing news of his MND diagnosis. He set up the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation with close friend Chris Rimmer, and was boosted earlier this month by the announcement of an official partnership between the Foundation and Bradford City.A sell-out crowd is expected for this game, an achievement that Bantams manager Gary Bowyer says speaks volumes about the affection in which Darby is held.“We are really looking forward to Sunday,” he told the club’s website. It is for an unbelievable cause and we are delighted to be hosting Liverpool. The players are understandably excited about the occasion – in front of a 24,000-plus crowd.“The fact this fixture sold out in a matter of weeks tells you a great deal. It is an appreciation and a measure of the impact Stephen had on the Bradford City fanbase.“He displayed the qualities in a Bradford shirt that we are looking to bring in now. I feel we have done. The fact the supporters are turning out in their droves doesn’t surprise me at all.”Liverpool showed their admiration for Darby on Twitter, with a video showing the squad chanting his name after James Milner was nominated for the #StephenDarbyBaby challenge. They also hoped to raise some awareness for the #DistanceForDarbs day, where participants will walk the 65km from Valley Parade to Anfield to raise awareness for the foundation.After being nominated for the #StephenDarbyBaby challenge, @JamesMilner called in some backing singers, in support of @Distance_Darbs – @darbyrimmermnd. 🎤Our nomination is everyone attending our game vs @officialbantams tomorrow. Over to you… 🔴 #DistanceForDarbs pic.twitter.com/xCNysyWLRh— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 13, 2019Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool’s website: “It was a rare moment when awareness on social media can make sense, I would say! That’s why we did it and it was good fun.“Football is only a game, but sometimes we can do some especially good things – and in this case, for Stephen Darby, which is very, very important. We know that and hopefully it will help.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Liverpool have a “taste of winning” and are determined to add to their Champions League crown now that they know “what’s required” to land major silverware.Jurgen Klopp ended a seven-year barren spell for the Reds in 2018-19 as he guided them to European glory.A UEFA Super Cup triumph has already been added to the roll of honour this season, having suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield. 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? Liverpool still have Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Club World Cup quests to come, with Oxlade-Chamberlain determined to get his hands on more medals.The England international told the Reds’ official website: “We’ve had a taste of winning [a trophy] and we knew what it took to get there.”It was nowhere near easy. I think it’s going to get harder and harder.”We know what it’s going to take, there are going to be moments that test us and maybe new tests this year that we didn’t face last year.”We had to dig in, the boys dug in all last year through difficult moments, where you’re expected to win and still go out and win. We know there’s going to be tests and we know that’s what’s required.”Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made his return to action towards the end of last season following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, believes all of the pieces are coming together at Anfield for sustained success to be enjoyed.The 26-year-old midfielder added: “Mentally, this group of players is top drawer. The manager is one of the most mentally persistent managers out there, for sure, he keeps us going.”We know what the demands are on each other. And I think that has grown in the team, there are more and more leaders coming out of this side – not just Hendo, Millie, Virg. Everyone is starting to take responsibility for what they need to do on and off the ball.”It’s a team that’s really going in the right direction. But it’s early in the season; we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground, keep plugging away and keep churning out results.”Liverpool have taken maximum points from their two Premier League games in 2019-20 and will be looking to make it three wins from three when they play host to an Arsenal side on Saturday that has also been faultless so far. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Meanwhile, Miller kicked off his college football career with Michigan and then with UMass. He’ll join former Michigan gymnast Stacey Ervin who signed to the WWE Performance Center last year.“Miller, 26, was a speedy tight end/wide receiver who played at the University of Michigan (where he was a member of the 2011 Sugar Bowl Championship team) and, later, the University of Massachusetts,” the WWE said in the statement. “After college, he joined the Saarland Hurricanes in the German Football League. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 220 pounds, Miller, like Palmer, impressed WWE scouts at last June’s tryout in Orlando.”The pair join Bill Goldberg and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson as former football players to take their talents to the ring. NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 09: WWE Championship Belt presented during the Beyond Sport United 2016 at Barclays Center on August 9, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)Two former college football players are finally going pro: in wrestling. The WWE released a statement welcoming 12 new recruits for training at the league’s training facility in Orlando, Florida.Former Syracuse offensive lineman Omari Palmer and former Michigan wide receiver Ricardo Miller are headed from the gridiron to the ring. Here’s the official announcement from the WWE.“Twenty-four-year-old Palmer is a 6-foot-3, 350-pounder who was a member of the Syracuse Orangemen’s offensive line,” the WWE said in a statement. “Originally from Coram, N.Y., Palmer also played basketball and lacrosse, as well as wrestled, in high school. The imposing big man attended a WWE Performance Center tryout in June 2018.”Palmer made 24 career starts for the Orange before missing the majority of his senior year due to injury.
The redshirt sophomore was the No. 1 player from the state of Iowa in the Class of 2017. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 181 overall prospect in the country and the No. 29 wide receiver.Martin’s decision to transfer doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll be seeing the field in 2019 though.Per HawkCentral, Iowa is still awaiting word from the NCAA on their request for a transfer waiver.Given that the NCAA has been somewhat inconsistent with their decision-making on granting waivers, Martin’s 2019 season is almost entirely up in the air.[HawkCentral] ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The NCAA transfer portal has been a boon to some teams and a nightmare for others. But after losing former four-star wide receiver Oliver Martin to Big Ten rival Iowa via the transfer portal, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh could not contain his surprise.Speaking at Big Ten Media Days via HawkCentral, Harbaugh called it “a surprise” to see that Martin decided to transfer despite a strong spring.“He really had a heck of a spring and was at the top of our depth chart coming out of spring ball. He was doing very well in school… That was a surprise.”Michigan has lost ten players to the NCAA transfer portal, with several other players still in there waiting. Of those ten departures, five of them have gone to rival Big Ten programs.Harbaugh’s loss is Iowa’s gain though.
India Today Magazine New Delhi January 26, 2019 ISSUE DATE: February 4, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 08:06 IST The Mood of the Nation poll was conducted by Karvy Insights Limited from December 28, 2018 to January 8, 2019.Who does India want as its next prime minister? Is India’s mood in favour of Narendra Modi? Or is a change in the country’s political order in the offing? Soon, the country will hold general elections that will provide definite answers to these questions.But before that, India Today brings youWho does India want as its next prime minister? Is India’s mood in favour of Narendra Modi? Or is a change in the country’s political order in the offing? Soon, the country will hold general elections that will provide definite answers to these questions.But before that, India Today brings you the Mood of the Nation poll, an extensive country-wide survey that aims to gauge the nation’s, well, mood. The Mood of the Nation poll was conducted by Karvy Insights Limited from December 28, 2018 to January 8, 2019.The survey was carried out across 97 parliamentary constituencies in 194 assembly constituencies in 19 states. A total of 12,166 interviews were conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.69 per cent of these interviews were in rural areas while the remaining 31 per cent were carried out in urban areas. An additional 1,103 interviews were carried out in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the politically important state of Uttar Pradesh, which sends the most number of parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.So, what is the nation’s mood? Here are the complete findings of the India Today-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation January 2019 poll.1. Mood of the Nation poll: If elections were held today, what would be PM Modi’s fate?2. Mood of the Nation poll: Will UPA storm back to power if elections are held today?3. Mood of the Nation poll: How will UPA fare with help from Didi, Bua and Bhatija?4. Mood of the Nation poll: If not Modi, who would be next PM of India?advertisement5. Mood of the Nation poll: Who can fill Narendra Modi’s place as PM from the BJP or the Sangh Parivar?6. Mood of the Nation poll: How has Narendra Modi’s performance been as PM?7. Mood of the Nation poll: From taking risks to sabka vikas, what voters think of PM Modi’s style of functioning8. Mood of the Nation poll: How satisfied are voters with the overall performance of the Modi government?9. Kya hua tera vaada: Only 33% Indians believe Modi’s Achhe Din have come for them, finds MOTN poll10. Mood of the Nation poll: 35 per cent say Narendra Modi helped Reliance Defence get Rafale deal11. Mood of the Nation poll: Amit Shah’s popularity as BJP president dips12. Didi jaisi koi nahi: Mamata most popular CM 4th time in a row, finds Mood of the Nation survey13. Modinomics losing favour with India, finds Mood of the Nation poll14. 46% feel black money has returned in form of new currency notes: MOTN poll15. Mood of the Nation Poll: Did demonetisation cause more pain or gain?16. Rahul Gandhi only PM choice from Congress, finds Mood of the Nation poll17. Mood of the Nation poll: 55% believe Rahul Gandhi can revive Congress’s fortunes in 201918. 53% feel mahagathbandhan will say yes to Rahul Gandhi as PM: MOTN poll19. Shiv bhakt Rahul foiling BJP’s Hindutva politics, finds Mood of the Nation poll20. 46 per cent feel govt not doing enough to create jobs: Mood of the Nation poll21. India gives thumbs up to farm loan waivers, 68% think it will solve farmer distress: Mood of the Nation poll22. CBI vs CBI row boosted people’s trust in agency, say 41% polled Indians: Mood of the Nation poll23. Mood of the Nation poll: RBI vs Modi govt compromised central bank’s autonomy, feel 43% polled Indians24. Bhai, bhai, bhai: Salman Khan is India’s Hero No. 1, says Mood of the Nation poll25. Deepika Padukone is Bollywood’s queen after Padmaavat: Mood of the Nation poll26. India bleeds blue for sportperson of the year Virat Kohli, finds Mood of the Nation poll27. No country for minorities in India, finds Mood of the Nation poll29. Equality over faith: India bats for women’s rights on Sabarimala, triple talaq in Mood of the Nation poll30. Where is the love: 62 per cent Indians say same-sex marriages not accepted, finds Mood of the Nation poll31. Mood of the Nation poll verdict on India-Pakistan relations: Where there’s terror, there’s no talks32. Mood of the Nation poll: What does India think about the availability of clean water, electricity?33. 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No data available! commentary graphs view more view less Lost at Feroz Shah Kotla: Shane Watson hits a six and bye bye ballIndian Premier League 2019: Shane Watson hit a massive six into the Delhi crowd as the ball seemed to be lost to the fans at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground. scorecard India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 00:11 IST The ball could not be retrieved after Shane Watson hit it into the crowd at Feroz Shah Kotla (IPL Photo)Delhi Capitals (DC) faced Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Tuesday. The Delhi franchise, playing their first home of the season, have new owners, new name, new logo and a new jersey.But in the seventh over of the CSK innings, Shane Watson hit a massive six of Amit Mishra so much so the ball got lost in the crowd at the Kotla. As the players and umpires waited patiently for the ball to be returned, the fans in the stadium could not not find it themselves.Even when a policeman’s intervention could not help retrieve the ball, the umpires had no other option but call for a new ball.IPL 2019: DC vs CSKThe incident happened on the fourth ball of the over, as Watson launched the ball into orbit once again for the second six of the over.6.5 Overs, A. Mishra to S. Watson -OUT! Mishra had the last laugh as Watson tried to chase the tossed up leg break well outside off. Watson looked to go big downtown but the ball spun away and went across the line. Watson’s back leg was dragged out as Pant whipped the bails off.The change of ball did not help Watson in the end as the he was dismissed on the very next ball. He was stumped by Rishabh Pant6.5 Overs, A. Mishra to S. Watson -OUT! Mishra had the last laugh as Watson tried to chase the tossed up leg break well outside off. Watson looked to go big downtown but the ball spun away and went across the line. Watson’s back leg was dragged out as Pant whipped the bails off. The dismissal help Delhi get a foot in as CSK were looking comfotable of their chase of 148. Ealier, the Capitals were restricted for a sub-par 147/6 as Dwayne Bravo picked up 3 wickets for 33 from his 4 overs. With the ball stopping and coming, Capitals batsmen found Bravo’s variations difficult to handle. Ravindra Jadeja (1/23 in 4 overs) also made life difficult for the Capitals in the middle overs and Harbhajan Singh (0/30 in 4 overs) also bowled as many as 10 dot balls.advertisementDhawan, however, continued to hold one end up and hit the occasional boundary in between, even as stroke making became increasingly difficult.Pant (25 off 12 balls), during his 41-run stand with Dhawan, tried to negate the pitch factor but did not last till the death overs.He did reach out to a short ball from Harbhajan, dispatching it over long off for a six. In the next over, his short arm pull off Dwayne Bravo was taken by Shardul Thakur at deep square leg boundary.With Colin Ingram (2) and Keemo Paul (0) also being dismissed cheaply, followed by Dhawan, the expectations of a 175-plus total withered away.Also Read | Started to doubt myself after Koffee with Karan row, I was hated nationally: KL RahulFor 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 Shane WatsonFollow Feroz Shah KotlaFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings advertisement
Playing IPL comes closest to playing World Cup: KXIP’s Hardus ViljoenKings XI Punjab pacer Hardus Viljoen said playing IPL is the closest to playing the World Cup as “you get to play against the best”.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 19:50 IST Hardus believes IPL is better than many other T20 leagues in the world (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSKXIP’s Hardus Viljoen cannot play for South Africa as had accepted the Kolpak dealHardus believes IPL is better than many other T20 leagues in the world.The bowler however feels the T20 format is tailor-made for batsmenKings XI Punjab pacer Hardus Viljoen cannot play for South Africa as had accepted the Kolpak deal, but he feels playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) comes closest to fulfilling his dream of playing in the coveted World Cup.The Kolpak deal allows citizens of around 100 nations to play cricket in any EU nation without being considered an overseas player. Hardus had donned the national jersey once in a Test against England and is now a freelance cricketer.Hardus believes IPL is better than many other T20 leagues in the world. Speaking to IANS, Hardus said the level of competition makes the cash-rich Indian league stand out.”IPL is closest to the World Cup as you get to play against the best. It is an unbelievable experience for players as it adds an international flavour,” he said.Hardus signed the Kolpak deal with English county Derbyshire before ending it in January 2019.Asked about his move to play in the English County, Hardus said, ”Every boy dreams to play for his country, but this is all about opportunities. You were dropped just after the one Test. You could not get the chance to show your skills and what are you capable of.””For me, to take this decision after getting dropped was difficult. But everything happens for a reason. At the end of the day you need security in life and food on your table for your family. Kolpak improved me as a player also,” he said.Playing for KXIP, Hardus feels (Ravichandran) Ashwin understands his players.advertisement”I have played with a lot of captains. I would say Darren Sammy was probably the best captain I played under. Ashwin falls in the same category,” he said.”He knows what to expect from me and I exactly know what I need to do in different situations and this makes it easier. When your captain believes in you and trusts you, it makes your job easier,” Viljoen added.A well-known name in T20 cricket, the bowler feels the format is tailor-made for batsmen.”In T20 cricket, public wants to see runs and we as bowlers need to restrict the batsmen. I think focusing on the basics makes the job easier,” he said.Also Read | IPL not ideal yardstick, but little choice left for India selectors ahead of World CupAlso Read | Will not consider IPL performances for World Cup selection: MSK PrasadAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019
Kovac hails Bayern as German champions seal domestic doubleNiko Kovac has guided Bayern Munich to a domestic double in his first season in charge. It’s Bayern’s 19th Cup triumph, from just 23 final appearances, and their 12th domestic double.advertisement Next Reuters BerlinMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 12:35 IST Bayern coach Niko Kovac celebrates with the players after winning the German soccer cup, DFB Pokal. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKovac became the first man to win the double with Bayern both as player and coachThis is Bayern’s first DFB-Pokal title since 2016 and overall 19thBayern winger Franck Ribery made his record eighth German Cup final appearanceChampions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 on Saturday thanks to two goals from Robert Lewandowski to win their 19th German Cup and complete a domestic league and Cup double.Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski headed the champions into the lead in the 29th minute, wrong-footing keeper Peter Gulacsi, and Kingsley Coman’s superb first touch and shot in the 78th made it 2-0.Lewandowski sealed the win with a fine run and superb finish in the 85th minute.It was the 12th time Bayern won the double as coach Niko Kovac, who lifted the Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt last year and led them to the 2017 final, became the first man to win the double with Bayern both as player and coach.But Bayern also had to thank keeper Manuel Neuer who returned from injury and made two superb point-blank saves to protect their one-goal lead.”It was the toughest opponent we could have had and we saw that in the opening 30 minutes,” said Kovac, whose future at the club looks more secure after winning two titles in the past week.”Manuel Neuer kept us in the game with two superb saves but overall the victory was deserved,” he said. “We had tough times back in October and November so compliments to the team. To be here with two titles makes me very proud.”Leipzig enjoyed the better start and had the first big chance with Yussuf Poulsen’s header palmed on to the crossbar by Neuer in a reflex save before Lewandowski put them ahead.advertisementComan came close to a second goal but his effort on an empty goal was headed away at the last moment by Ibrahima Konate.In a highly entertaining game, Neuer again come to the rescue by stopping Emil Forsberg in a one-on-one situation.The Bavarians hit back with Coman to create a two-goal cushion before Poland striker Lewandowski struck again to kill off any lingering Leipzig hopes.”I am very satisfied with the way we played well and won clearly,” Lewandowski said. “We had the game under control and the second half we pushed a bit more and won the Cup.”We gave everything for the double. At the end we can say that this season was very good for us,” Lewandowski said.Bayern winger Franck Ribery, who is leaving Munich along with Arjen Robben, came on as a late substitute to make a record eighth German Cup final appearance in his last game for the club.Also Read | Ernesto Valverde vows to continue as Barcelona season fizzles outAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar
DU Admission 2019: 24,536 registrations done in first 90 minutesAdmission to Delhi University’s undergraduate courses have begun. 24,536 registrations were done in the first the first 90 minutesadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 13:53 IST Candidates can apply through the online forms on Delhi University’s official website– du.ac.in.DU Admission 2019: Delhi University has start the admission process to Delhi University’s undergraduate courses for the academic session 2019-2020 today i.e. May 30, 2019. Registration link will get activated at 8 pm today, and within the first 90 minutes 24,536 registrations were done on the University portal, reported news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). A total of 1,762 payments were made during this time.Last year, a total of 2,78,544 candidates had registered for admission to undergraduate courses.Candidates who haven’t applied yet can apply through the online forms on Delhi University’s official website– du.ac.in. The online registration process will be open till June 14.”The admission portal has been made mobile-friendly and will even work on 2G network. This has been done because it has been seen that students mostly use their phones to access the portal,” said the varsity.DU Application form 2019: How to applyVisit Delhi University’s official website– du.ac.inRegister yourself first, click the tab DU Application Form 2019’Enter all you necessary detailsSelect your course and its admission procedure. Check if it is merit or entrance-based’ process of admissionUpload the required documents, photograph, and signatureSubmit the application feeDownload a soft copy and take a print out of the filled-in DU Application Form 2019READ:Delhi University admissions 2019: 12 sports including Yoga removed from sports quotaList of documents required for Delhi University admissionsPassport size photographScanned signature of the applicantSelf attested copy of Class X Board CertificateSelf attested Class XII Marks-Sheet, if result is announced. (In case Mark-Sheet is not issued by the Board then the self attested copy of the Mark-Sheet downloaded from the respective boards’ website should be uploaded)Self attested copy of SC/ST/OBC/PwD/KM/CW Certificate, if applicableSelf attested copy of income certificate (for OBC non-creamy layer) Certificate, if applicableSelf attested copy of Sport Certificate(s) for last three years, if applicableSelf attested copy of Extra Curricular Activities Certificate(s), if applicableadvertisementDU Admission 2019: Post graduate courseThe registration for postgraduate (PG) programmes, postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law and for M.Phil and PhD programmes will begin on June 3.READ: NTA NEET UG Result 2019 expected to be declared on this date: Check NTA NEET scores @ ntaneet.nic.inGet 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 byPuja Kumari Yadav Tags :Follow Delhi UniversityFollow admission 2019Follow DU AdmissionFollow delhi university ug admission 2019Follow Du.Ac.In
Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 10:02 IST Image Courtesy: Slash LeaksHIGHLIGHTSApple is likely to launch the iPhone 11 in September this year.The iPhone 11 series will comprise of the iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and the iPhone XIR.The iPhone 11 is expected to come with a triple-camera setup.Apple is likely to upgrade its iPhone lineup in September this year. The 2019 iPhones are likely to follow the suit of their predecessors and include three smartphone models called the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone 11R. In the past couple of months, a steady stream of rumours has already given us a fair idea as to what should be expected from Apple this year. And now adding to that stream is a series of CAD renders that gives us yet another glimpse of the upcoming iPhone 11.The new CAD renders come as a courtesy of Slash Leaks which shared the images of the upcoming iPhone XI, the iPhone XI Max and the iPhone XIR online. The new images show the upcoming three phones sporting a multi-camera setup at the back that is housed inside a squared shaped camera bump that is placed on the top right quadrant of three iPhones – something that we have seen consistently over the course of reviews in the past.To get down to the specifics, the CAD renders indicate that the iPhone XI and the iPhone XI Max, that will succeed the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, will come with a triple camera setup and flash at the back, while the iPhone XIR, that will succeed the iPhone XR will come with a dual rear camera setup with a flash. Image Courtesy: Slash LeaksIn terms of the screen, the iPhone XIR is expected to sport a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone XI and the iPhone XI Max are likely to come with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch display sizes. The three iPhones – as has been pointed out by several reports in the past – are likely to retain the notch that will house multiple sensors, including the front camera, and the earpiece. In addition to this, the three images also indicate the presence of a speaker grille at the bottom along with the lightning port.advertisementSadly, the CAD renders do not reveal more details about the three iPhones. And it looks like we are back to waiting for the launch event to know the specific details about Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup.ALSO READ: | iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R square camera design seemingly confirmedALSO READ: | iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max camera and storage details revealed in new leakALSO READ: | Apple likely to retain lightning port in iPhone 11Get 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow AppleFollow Apple iPhoneFollow iPhone 11 Apple iPhone 11 CAD renders showing square camera bump appear onlineWhile the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max successors are likely to come with a triple rear camera setup, the iPhone XR successor is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the back.advertisement
Hima Das, Mohammad Anas clinch gold in Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech RepublicThis was Hima Das’s sixth gold in European races since July 2. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 18:33 IST File Photo (Hima Das Twitter Photo)Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic.This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.”Finished on the top in 300 m in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 today in Czech Republic,” Hima tweeted after winning the race on Saturday.Finished on the top in 300 m in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 today in Czech Republic pic.twitter.com/yY0yO5xTfbHima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) August 17, 2019Anas, on the other hand, won the men’s 300m race in 32.41 seconds.”Glad to have won the Gold in men’s 300m at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 in Czech Republic in a timing of 32.41 secs,” he tweeted.National record holder Anas has already qualified for 400m event for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October while Hima is yet to achieve it.Also Read | Will continue to work hard and bring more medals for India: Hima Das promises PM ModiAlso Read | Salaam boss: Pant congratulates Hima after 5 gold medals in 19 daysAlso Read | PM Modi, Sachin Tendulkar congratulate Hima Das for dream run in EuropeFor 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 Hima DasFollow Mohammad AnasFollow Athleticky Mitink Reiter Next