10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy to be back at St Mary’s

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton boss Hasenhuttl happy to be back at St Mary’sby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking forward to being back at St Mary’s tomorrow against West Ham.Saints host West Ham under the lights on Thursday night, as they look to make it three Premier League wins in a row.”It was a pleasure for me to come into this stadium and for us to play in front of our supporters,” he said.”I hope we will give them another special moment in this season, against West Ham, and then against Man City.”I think it’s fantastic now that we are three points above the relegation zone. You never thought that could be happening two weeks ago, so we are very proud now, but we know this is only the start of a long journey until the summer, and there is still hard work to do.” last_img read more

10 months agoBenfica to ask Mourinho the question…

first_imgBenfica to ask Mourinho the question…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being linked with a return to Portugal.Record says Benfica have identified Mourinho as their next manager following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.The Primeira Liga giants parted ways with the 48-year-old on Thursday, ending his three-and-a-half year spell at the club.Mourinho was sacked as United manager in December and it was reported then that Benfica had been keeping tabs on him.The 55-year-old began his managerial career at the club and led the side to six wins from 11 games. He only lasted three months at Benfica after a breakdown in contract discussions with a newly elected club president. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoEx-Real Madrid president Calderon: Zidane quit over Florentino snub

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid president Calderon: Zidane quit over Florentino snubby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Zinedine Zidane quit as coach over a disagreement regarding who was in control of transfers.Calderon says the Frenchman walked because he wanted Gareth Bale sold instead of Cristiano Ronaldo, but president Florentino Perez had other ideas. “Zidane made it very clear when he decided to leave the club,”he told Bleacher Report. “He insisted on keeping Cristiano and transferring Bale, and the president did completely the opposite.”Zidane also wanted to sign some players and transfer others — apart from Bale — but he didn’t get [his wishes], so he decided to leave. And he was right.”Calderon added that: “The point with Cristiano was not only that he scored 50 goals per season but also that he was a leader. He could help team-mates. He was always encouraging them to play better, to train more.”For me, that is the main problem — not only the loss of his goals but Cristiano’s behaviour, his attitude.” last_img read more

a month agoRodrygo Goes thrilled with Real Madrid goalscoring debut: I’m not Ronaldo

first_imgRodrygo Goes thrilled with Real Madrid goalscoring debut: I’m not Ronaldoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRodrygo Goes was delighted with a goalscoring debut for Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat of Osasuna.The striker came on for Vinicius Junior after 71 minutes and as soon as he stepped on to the Santiago Bernabéu pitch he scored Real Madrid’s second goal, sealing the third consecutive win for Zinedine Zidane’s side in the league.At the end of the match, Rodrygo spoke to the media: “I’ve always had a bit of luck on debuts and I’m happy about that. Today I’m very happy to get on and to score and be able to help the team. I’d like to thank my family and teammates, who talk to me every day, give me a lot of confidence. I’ve already said that whenever I score in the Real Madrid jersey its emotional.”I don’t want any comparisons with Ronaldo [Nazário] being made because he’s one of the game’s all-time best and one of my country’s best. As for the goal… I controlled it well and knew that from there on in things would work out. I have to always show that I’m capable of playing here.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

247Sports Announces New 4 And 5-Star 2018 Recruits

first_imgA screenshot of 247Sports' 2018 team rankings.247Sports.comRecruiting rankings are far from perfect, but they can give a decent glance at how a team performs on the trail. While it is impossible to accurately gauge every recruit, the teams with the highest rankings tend to win the most games. Fans also love to see their teams beating out rivals for blue chip recruits, making college sports a year-round event.While we’re still firmly in the 2017 football recruiting cycle, teams are well into building their 2018 classes as well. Today, 247Sports updated its rankings for that class, upgrading five recruits to five stars, and nine to four-star status.The only committed new five-star is Auburn quarterback commit Joey Gatewood. He is joined by safety Jaiden Woodbey, offensive tackle Richard Gouraige, running back Jaelen Gill, and athlete Xavier Williams. In addition, three committed players have been bumped to four stars. Penn State offensive tackle commit Chris Bleich is now the No. 263 recruit in the country. Alontae Taylor, a Tennessee commit, is now the No. 28 athlete in the 2018 class. Miami commit Jalen Patterson is the No. 6 all-purpose back in 2018, with the new rankings.Those three are joined by cornerback Ken Montgomery, linebacker Jacquez Jones, quarterback Tanner Mordecai, running back Devon Lawrence, athlete Quindarious Hale, and cornerback Tre Douglas.After the new rankings, Florida State leads the pack in 2018 recruiting rankings. ‘Noles rival Miami is on their tale at No. 2, followed by Notre Dame, Michigan, and USC. A number of top programs are waiting in the wings behind those top five. Consistent recruiting champion Alabama currently sits at No. 10, while LSU and Ohio State also make the list. Here are the full 2018 recruiting rankings, via 247Sports.We have a long time before National Signing Day in February 2018, but it is never too early to get worked up about college football recruiting.[247Sports]last_img read more

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Had His Ruth’s Chris Dinner, Featuring A Big Steak And Tall Glass Of Milk

first_imgJim Harbaugh enjoys pizza in Rome with players.Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris hosted Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for his discounted steak dinner tonight.The restaurant ran a “Score Big” promotion for this weekend’s Michigan-Rutgers game, offering a discount on dinner equal to the amount of points that the Wolverines won by, starting at 20. Michigan won 78-0.Luckily for the restaurant, the deal was capped at 50-percent, but its still a pretty great deal. Head coach Jim Harbaugh made sure to take advantage, as he said he would, tonight. The man loves his steak. It is an essential vitamin, after all.Harbaugh, his wife Sarah, and Buzz Goebel, the general manager of the Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris, snapped a photo from the meal.Ruth’s Chris & Buzz Goebel!Sarah, me & Ann Arbor thank U for being such good sports! Plus the Steaks are A++, Mercy! pic.twitter.com/7CiB8ZMuXy— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) October 12, 2016Also of note: Harbaugh’s drink of choice. Of course, it had to be milk. Harbaugh is now a milk spokesman, starring in a commercial a few weeks ago.We’re not sure if Ruth’s Chris will try out this promotion any more this year, or if they can afford to. The restaurant certainly got a ton of publicity after Michigan’s 78-0 drubbing of the Scarlet Knights, but the Wolverines are winning by an average of 39.7 points per game this season. That’s a lot of free food.This Saturday, Michigan football is on bye, so Jim Harbaugh’s club will not be costing the Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris anything next weekend.last_img read more

Report: Texas Is Hiring Tom Herman As Its Next Head Coach

first_imgTom Herman walking off the field with his wife.ABC. According to ESPN, Texas has its man. The Longhorns, according to Heather Dinich, will hire Tom Herman as their next head football coach.The Texas Longhorns have their next head coach. Tom Herman, who has coached Houston for the past two seasons, will be leaving for Austin and the Big 12. Herman, who coached the Cougars to a 22-4 record the last two years, will be announced later on Saturday. ESPN’s Heather Dinich was the first to report the news.Herman’s hiring comes just hours after the school made it official that it had fired head coach Charlie Strong. Strong finished his three years in Austin with a 16-21 record.I have confirmed, per a source close to the situation, that Texas will hire Houston coach Tom Herman. Release expected later today.— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 26, 2016Texas will hire Tom Herman & announcement expected today @CFBHeather reports— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 26, 2016Herman coached the Cougars to a 13-1 record in his first year – which was capped off with an impressive Peach Bowl win over Florida State. This year, he led his team to a 9-3 mark.There’s no word on a potential replacement for Herman in Houston. Longhorns fans, however, have to be feeling pretty good right now.last_img read more

Phil Steele Names His Top CFB Conference For 2018

first_imgWilton Speight of the Michigan Wolverines throws the ball under pressure from Jordan Sherit #17 of the Florida Gators.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines passes the ball under pressure from Jordan Sherit #17 of the Florida Gators in the third quarter of a game at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The battle for conference supremacy in college football isn’t just fought on the field. It is fought on the internet, on talk radio and in print, anywhere where media and fans can debate which league is best.For years, the consensus is that the SEC rules the roost. But recently, other conferences have been trying to stake their claim as top dog, including the ACC and Big Ten.Noted college football expert Phil Steele addressed his pick for the best conference during a radio appearance on 93.7 TheTicketFM in Lincoln, Neb. Steele said the Big Ten was best in 2017, but how about this year?He has the Big Ten and SEC in a dead heat.Via 247Sports:“I think talent-wise there’s not much of a difference,” Steele said during Monday’s appearance on 93.7 FM. “You look at Alabama and Georgia last year. Georgia, this year for example, they only have three returning starters on defense. They go from No. 13 in my experience chart to No. 80, so there are some flaws there. The big boys of the Big Ten can hang there. And here’s something — I think in the last 11 years, the SEC has been No. 1 nine times,. But my No. 1 toughest conference in college football last year was the Big Ten.“I know they didn’t make the playoffs, but when you look at the overall depth of the conference and the outstanding bowl record, the amount of potential Top 10 potential teams … the Big Ten was the toughest conference. And this year, I have them tied with the SEC for No. 1 coming into the season.”Expect this debate to extend throughout the preseason into the regular season. The Big Ten was 7-1 in bowl games last year, while the SEC was just 5-6, but the SEC had both the national champion and national runner-up.The SEC has the best coach in the country in Alabama’s Nick Saban, as well as Georgia’s Kirby Smart, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, Florida’s Dan Mullen and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn. But is that stronger than the Big Ten’s contingent of Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), James Franklin (Penn State), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Paul Chryst (Wisconsin)? We’ll have to see.Debates like these are part of what makes college football such an awesome sport year-in and year-out.last_img read more

Cris Carter On Ohio State: “We Still Can’t Run The Rock”

first_imgjim harbaugh overratedOhio State is struggling against Nebraska at home on Saturday – just two weeks after getting blown out by Purdue on the road. Cris Carter thinks one aspect of the team’s game needs some work.The Buckeyes have rushed for 127 yards on 27 carries on Saturday – and they’ve scored two touchdowns on the ground. But former Ohio State wideout Cris Carter still doesn’t think the team can run the ball effectively.Two weeks back, against Purdue, the Buckeyes rushed for just 76 yards on 25 carries.Carter wants to see more out of J.K. Dobbins, Mike Weber and Parris Campbell.I’m a big fan of J.K. Dobbins. He’s not used enough.— Mekka Don (@MekkaDonMusic) November 3, 2018I’m so freaking frustrated with him, Weber and let’s not forget Paris Campbell. We still can’t run the rock. https://t.co/5bnlk0wO2E— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) November 3, 2018Ohio State does have the lead at the moment – 23-21. But the Buckeyes haven’t looked dominant just yet. Nebraska, at 2-6, is giving Ohio State a real run for its money.One thing is for sure – if Ohio State wants to beat Michigan in its final game of the season, the running game will need to improve. That one is going to be a slugfest.last_img read more

Where Texas’ Recruiting Class Ranks Right Now

first_imgA Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns are officially back on the map in college football in large part because of Tom Herman. The program is now winning games while also recruiting excellent talent for the future.Herman put together one of the best recruiting classes in the country for next season. The Longhorns will bring in multiple impact players for 2019, which includes Bru McCoy, Jordan Whittington and Tyler Johnson.Considering that Texas ended the season with a victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, it’s safe to say expectations will be high in Austin. The pressure will be on for star players like Sam Ehlinger and Brandon Jones.With a promising season on the horizon for Texas, it’s now time to look ahead toward the 2020 recruiting class.According to 247Sports, the Texas football recruiting class for 2020 is ranked No. 21 in the country.The top commit from this class is dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card. He is the No. 2 recruit at his position, per 247Sports.He’s been committed to the program since last May.Growing up a Longhorn there’s no better place to call home. Blessed to say I’m committed to The University of Texas! #HookEm 🤘 pic.twitter.com/bHTTxp4cpI— Hudson Card (@Hcard7) May 25, 2018If finding a mobile quarterback was Herman’s priority, then getting the proper linemen to block for that signal-caller was next on his checklist.Texas currently holds commitments from three offensive linemen from the 2020 class. Jaylen Garth, Logan Parr and Jake Majors should provide the offense with depth in the trenches for the foreseeable future.Eventually the Longhorns will have to find recruits on the defensive side of the football. However, the coaching staff should be content with its current haul of talent.last_img read more

USA TODAY Names The Most “Likable” Team In College Football

first_img USA Today released a list ranking the most-likable team in the Coaches Poll.The Sooners sit at the very top. A lot of the love revolves around the Alabama transfer quarterback who’s trying to become the third-straight Heisman winner for Lincoln Riley:The Sooners, once again, have a transfer quarterback, and he’s a player you want to see play well and carry the team the way Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield did. Jalen Hurts left Alabama when the 2018 season ended and went to Norman as a grad transfer. And after losing the starting job to Tua Tagovailoa, his departure is understandable, especially after he stuck around for a full season with limited playing time. He’s just a good dude who’s getting another chance to prove himself as a starter. Join us in being pumped to see what he can do.The full reason to root for the Sooners can be found here, along with the rest of the list.One Saturday remains without college football and then we’re home free. An Oklahoma cheerleader holding up a Sooner sign during a football game.NORMAN, OK – AUGUST 31: Oklahoma Sooners cheerleaders leave the field before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season sits just nine days away. Florida and Miami get the season started on August 24 with a battle for state supremacy.While the Gators and Hurricanes give us out first glimpse of football since the Alabama-Clemson title game, we don’t expect they’ll be vying for a national title.One team that is in position for a run at the title is the Oklahoma Sooners. After landing Jalen Hurts via transfer, the Sooners are poised for dominance in the Big 12.It turns out, Oklahoma is a fan-favorite as well.last_img read more

Manchester United manager Ole Solskjaer hopeful of Pogba return for Tottenham clash

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Solskjaer hopeful of Pogba return for Tottenham clashPaul Pogba was injured in a challenge by Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the 2-0 away win on January 2 and has been battling to recover.advertisement Reuters ManchesterJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 14:16 IST Paul Pogba is likely to be fit for this weekend’s Premier League visit to Tottenham Hotspur (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPaul Pogba was injured during the Newcastle United match last weekPogba did not play in last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over ReadingManchester United have a perfect record since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in DecemberManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to be fit for this weekend’s Premier League visit to high-flying Tottenham Hotspur with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promising on Thursday that his side would continue with their attacking approach.France international Pogba was injured in a challenge by Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the 2-0 away win on January 2 and has been battling to recover.The 25-year-old did not play in last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over Reading and travelled separately from the squad to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai after staying back for treatment.”He looked okay towards the end (of the training camp), so he’ll be fit,” caretaker manager Solskjaer told a news conference on their return, which was carried on the United website.”He did have some problems but he came through the last couple of sessions well, so he should be okay.”United are in sixth place on 38 points, six points behind Chelsea who occupy the final Champions league qualifying spot. Third-placed Spurs are 10 points clear of the Reds, having beaten Jose Mourinho’s side 3-0 at Old Trafford this season.United have a perfect record since Solskjaer took over from the sacked Portuguese in December, however, and are back to their free-flowing best with 16 goals against Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Reading.POCHETTINO LINKTottenham have won seven of their last eight games, including the previous three without conceding a goal, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with United.”It’s not my job to rate different managers but he (Pochettino) has done a very good job,” said Solskjaer. “The speculation is there for a reason.”advertisementThe former striker also praised Tottenham’s Harry Kane, saying: “He’s not bad is he? He is a fantastic goalscorer, one of the best in the world.”From the outside it looks like he never misses chances really. We have to make sure he doesn’t get any against us.”Despite the challenge posed by Tottenham, Solskjaer did not see the game as United’s first true test since he became caretaker manager and said his attacking approach would not change at Wembley.”No – we’ve had tests,” he said. “Newcastle away is also a test. The first game and how everyone reacted away to Cardiff is also a test. The first home game (against Huddersfield) – how would the crowd affect it? That’s also a test.”You get tested in every single game in the Premier League, no doubt about it. But of course, this is against a top, top side and, of course, if we want to get closer to them and get past them, we need a good performance and a good result.”While mindful of the challenge Tottenham pose, the Norwegian said his side would approach the game on the front foot.”…I’ve been brought up in a way that we need to attack teams… that’s our strength as well, going forward and attacking, as a team when you look at us now the way we’ve played.”Solskjaer added that defender Marcos Rojo had returned to his native Argentina for treatment on a long-standing injury and said he was unable to put a timeframe on his return to action.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Paul PogbaFollow Premier leaguelast_img read more

Now that Hardik going to New Zealand, what happens to Vijay Shankar: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgNow that Hardik going to New Zealand, what happens to Vijay Shankar: Sunil GavaskarIndia vs New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskar welcomed Hardik Pandya’s return to the Indian team but wondered what would happen to Vijay Shankar who played as the seam-bowling all-roundrer in Melbourne and Napier.advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 21:11 IST Sunil Gavaskar says Hardik Pandya will play an important role for India during the World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya will join the Indian team in New Zealand for the ODI and T20I seriesBCCI had lifted the suspensions on Pandya and KL Rahul on ThursdayHardik Pandya’s replacement, Vijay Shankar, did a good containing job in the 2 ODIs he has played so farSunil Gavaskar said Hardik Pandya’s return to the Indian team was a good thing but wondered what would now happen to Vijay Shankar. On Thursday, BCCI lifted the suspensions on Hardik and KL Rahul pending the appointment of an ombudsman and announced Pandya’s inclusion in the Indian side for the remaining ODIs and T20I series in New Zealand.Pandya and Rahul were suspended and sent back home from Australia after their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan. Pandya had said sorry on social immediately after the show aied earlier in January. Soon after, he apologised to his teammates.Part of the limited-overs squads in Australia, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul returned home. They have missed the last four ODIs (three agains Australia and one against New Zealand).While Rahul will stay in India and play against England Lions for India, Pandya will reach New Zealand in the weekend.In Pandya’s absence, Vijay Shankar played as the seam-bowling all-rounder in Melbourne and Napier. What happens to Vijay Shankar now? In two ODIs so far, Vijay has not had the chance to bat but he bowled economically.Speaking to India Today after the suspensions on Pandya and Rahul were lifted, Gavaskar said: “The question is : what was he suspended for? How has the suspension been lifted without a hearing? But forget all that.”Hardik will be key for India in the World Cup and it’s a good thing he is coming to New Zealand but then what happens to Vijay Shankar? He has not done a bad job at all in the two games he has played so far.. he has done a pretty good containing job.. What’s going to be his position? Is he going to be sent back now that Pandya is coming here? I know BCCI is wealthy enough to have 20, 30 people. We saw a squad of 19 in Australia.advertisement”I think the sooner that is sorted out, the better it will be for everyone concerned. Having said that, Hardik Pandya is going to be a key element in India’s quest for the World Cup,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Youngsters like Prithvi Shaw creating healthy competition in the team: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Hardik, Rahul were gracious when I apologised: Karan Johar tells India Today at DavosAlso Read | Team India receives traditional Maori welcome in Mount Maunganui ahead of 2nd ODIAlso Read | Need to dismiss Indian top-order early, says Trent BoultFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni has done a lot for India, says Vijay Shankar

first_img Asian News International HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 20:11 IST MS Dhoni could not win the match for India as he scored only 2 off 5 deliveries (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni played his 300th Twenty20 match in Hamilton on SundayDhoni affected a stumping and a catch in his 300th T20 match but scored only 2 runsVijay Shankar who top scored but India lost the match by 4 runs and the series 1-2Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar looks up to former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he believes the wicketkeeper has done a lot for the team.”For someone like me, I try and learn from watching each and every player we have in our team because everyone has done something in the past and they have won matches for the team especially Dhoni, who has done a lot for the team. I definitely look upto him,” Shankar told reporters after India lost the three-match T20I series 1-2 against New Zealand on Sunday.India had levelled the series in the second match but the touring side fell short by four runs in the series-decider match at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.Shankar, who injected some momentum with Rohit Sharma for India during the run-chase, top-scored with his 43 off 28 balls.”Every tour, every game is very important for me. In the matches that I have played in so far, I think I have reasonably done quite well but I could have done a lot better. It is a great learning for me. I am just looking to get better everyday,” he said.”The most important thing for us is to be really consistent and adapt ourselves to different conditions and keep performing. I think this is the only thing which can keep pushing us. T20 is such a format where we need to be flexible, as batsman we need to know the situation and be aware of what is happening around. I look to be flexible and give my best to my team,” Shankar said.advertisementIndia will next play home series against Australia. The series will comprise two T20Is followed by five-match ODIs, beginning February 24.Also Read | MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New ZealandAlso Read | Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a secondAlso Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feetFor 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 MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow 3rd T20IFollow Vijay Shankar India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni has done a lot for India, says Vijay ShankarIndia vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: Vijay Shankar who top scored in India’s failed attempt to chase down New Zealand’s total, was full of praise for former India skipper MS Dhoni.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan keep Pakistan’s campaign alive

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoCricket World Cup 2019Buzztop-IndiaSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Fakhar Zaman gave Pakistan a solid start along with Imam-ul-HaqThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Haris Sohail top-scored for Pakistan with 89 off 59 ballsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Imran Tahir surpassed Allan Donald to become South Africa’s highest wicket taker in World CupsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Mohammad Amir continued his good form with the ball and was among the wickets yet again for PakistanThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Shadab Khan finished with 3 wickets for 50 runs from his 10 overs for PakistanThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Pakistan vs South AfricaWorld Cup 2019Shadab KhanHaris SohailSource type: photogalleryShort description: World Cup 2019: Pakistan are still in with a shot at making the cut for the final four but they need to win their remaining three matches and then hope for some of the other results to go in their favour to stay alive in the competition.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d1111c11116e1561399745_1554796_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 22:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjE4MDY2NjMiLCIxODA4MTI2IiwiMTgwNjY2MSJdfQ==770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan keep Pakistan’s campaign aliveApp headline: World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan keep Pakistan’s campaign alive1200x675:last_img read more

Nora Fatehi flaunts toned figure in sports bra and comfy pants at dance class. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Nora Fatehi was photographed outside her dance class in Mumbai on June 26.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: She flaunted her toned figure in a white sports bra paired with a grey jacket and pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Nora accessorised her look with a pair of silver hoops and glares.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: To beat the heat, Nora tied her hair in a ponytail.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Nora Fatehi will appear next in Street Dancer 3D, co-starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Nora FatehiSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Nora Fatehi was photographed by the paparazzi as she arrived at her dance class today in Mumbai. She was dressed for comfort in a white sports bra paired with a grey jacket and pants.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d136956e3d5d1561553238_1556633_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 18:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Nora Fatehi flaunts toned figure in sports bra and comfy pants at dance class. See picsApp headline: Nora Fatehi flaunts toned figure in sports bra and comfy pants at dance class. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

Want to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat Kohli

first_imgWant to see Sunil Chhetri leading India in FIFA World Cup: Virat KohliIndiam Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli said that the day isn’t far when the Indians will also be playing in the football World Cup.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 14:40 IST Kohli feels it is a shame that someone as talented as Chhetri hasn’t been able to play on the greatest stage. (@imVkohli Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli feels football has a lot of potential in the country and can actually reach the next levelKohli believes the day isn’t far when the Indians will also be playing in the football World CupVirat Kohli admitted that he loved football and want to help it grow in IndiaHis passion for the game of football is no secret, but India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli wants to go further with his love for the beautiful game and wishes to involve himself on a larger scale in improving the standard of the game in India post-retirement.Co-owner of FC Goa in the Indian Super League, Kohli feels the game has a lot of potential in the country and can actually reach the next level. And he wants to help in this endeavour once he hangs his boots.”Football has always intrigued me. I love it. I see myself being involved more, and at a larger scale. Football has huge potential in India and I want to see it grow to a great level. That would be amazing,” he told FIFA.com.With the number of countries in the 2026 edition of the World Cup increased to 48, quite a few teams will be looking to make it to the showpiece event. And Kohli believes the day isn’t far when the Indians will also be playing in the football World Cup.”Honestly, not far off. We have improved drastically in our football over the last three-four years. With new talent coming in to make the difference, and our skipper Sunil Chhetri leading the team with amazing composure and inspiration, I see us qualifying very soon for the World Cup,” he said.The cricket captain feels it is a shame that someone as talented as Chhetri hasn’t been able to play on the greatest stage.advertisement”It’s a sad fact to realise, especially after all that he’s done for the nation. If anyone deserves it, it’s him. And the team should rally behind that motivation and qualify, and dedicate it to him. He’s an absolute champion and an inspirational human being,” the batsman said.Also Read | Virat Kohli gives his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi debateAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sunil ChhetriFollow FIFA World Cuplast_img read more

Honor Band 5 India launch soon, will go on sale on Flipkart

first_imgHonor Band 5 India launch soon, will go on sale on FlipkartHonor Band 5 is coming to India soon and the company has announced that it is partnering with Flipkart to sell the fitness band online.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 10:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSHonor Band 5 set to launch in India soon.Honor is partnering with Flipkart to launch the Honor Band 5 in India.Honor Band 5 touts an AMOLED display, new watch faces, sleep tracking and water resistance.Honor Band 5 is coming to India soon and the company has announced that it is partnering with Flipkart will be selling the fitness band online. The e-commerce platform has put up a dedicated microsite for the launch of the Honor Band 5 in India with a Notify Me option to stay updated about its availability. The Honor Band 5 touts a full color AMOLED display, new watch faces, sleep tracking, real time heart rate monitoring and water resistance, among other things.The Honor Band 5 was launched in China last month alongside the Honor 9X and 9X Pro. It comes in a standard variant that is priced at CNY 189 (approx Rs 1,800) while the NFC model costs CNY 219 (approx Rs. 2,100). The India pricing of the Honor Band 5 is expected to be similar. Honor will reveal the price of the Honor Band 5 in India on launch date.Honor Band 5 specificationsHonor’s latest fitness tracker comes in three colours – Black, Blue and Pink. It sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED Full Color display with up to 282 ppi and 2.5D glass on top. The touch screen can display up to 45 characters. Honor is also highlighting some trendy and attractive new watch faces that can be downloaded from the Watch Face Store on Android.The Honor Band 5 offers a 24-hour heart rate monitoring with the help of TruSeen 3.0. It is also equipped with Huawei’s TruSleep that can track your sleep quality to identify six common sleeping problems and offer assessment and suggestions.The fitness band is 5ATM water resistance up to 50 meters, which means you take it for a swim and the built-in six-axis sensor will automatically recognise four main swimming strokes – freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke. It also comes with 10 distinctive fitness modes that includes outdoor running, cycling and rowing machine. Lastly, the Honor Band 5 highlights 14-day standby battery life on a single charge.advertisementALSO READ | Honor View 20, Honor 8X, Honor 10 Lite and more available with up to 50 per cent discount during Amazon sale starting August 7ALSO READ | Honor 9X, 9X Pro launched with Kirin 810 SoC: Check price, specificationsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor Band 5last_img read more

PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playing

first_img Press Trust of India BaselAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 20:41 IST PV Sindhu after World Championships gold (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships goldTwo-time silver medallist Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for goldSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P VijayaTwo-time silver medallist P V Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for the elusive gold finally ended with a maiden World Championship title here on Sunday.Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a dominating win over the same opponent.”I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters.”I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it.”It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.advertisementSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P Vijaya.”A lot of credit to my coaches, Gopi Sir and Kim (Ji Hyun) and also to my parents, my support staff and sponsors who believed in me,” she said.”I dedicate this win to my mom, its her birthday today. I thought I will gift her something and finally I gift her this gold medal. It is because of my parents that I am here today.”As the Indian national anthem reverberated across the St Jakobshalle stadium here, Sindhu stood at the podium with moist eyes.”It was really special when the flag went up and national anthem was playing and I had goosebumps, I have no words to express because you play for your country and it is definitely a proud moment for me,” she said.The Olympic silver medallist said she approached the finals like any other match and it took the pressure off her as she could produce her best.”I think I just focused on my match and didn’t think it was a final. I just thought it was just another match like I played the semifinals and quarterfinals. I just went in that way and gave my 100 percent.”Winning and losing is secondary but for me just going to the court and giving my 100 percent is very important.”Talking about the final, Sindhu said, “Usually the Japanese girls play a lot of rallies , so there were long rallies and then I was dominating all of them and from the starting I maintained the lead and finished it off.”I was very confident even though I was giving one or two points, then I was getting those points back and finally I did it.”Crestfallen after the devastating loss, Okuhara, the 2017 champion, said she just couldn’t match up to the pace of Sindhu.”Sindhu played very speedy returns and I couldn’t move fast enough. I couldn’t defend. It can happen in sports, this time it didn’t work out,” said the World no 4 Japanese.”I have lost matches in other competitions so I know I will have to improve my physical and mental fitness to be prepared for next time.Also Read | PV Sindhu dedicates World Championships gold medal to mother on her birthdayAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow World ChampionshipsFollow gold medal Next PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playingIt was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.advertisementlast_img read more