Month: October 2019

10 months ago​OFF! Sevilla confident re-signing Arsenal target Banega

first_img​OFF! Sevilla confident re-signing Arsenal target Banegaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal could be about to miss out on a key transfer target.Reports in Spain and England had suggested the club wanted to sign Ever Banega to appease manager Unai Emery.The creative midfielder is seen as a key addition, especially with Aaron Ramsey on the way out of the club. Banega has played for Emery in the past.But Estadio Deportivo suggests that Sevilla are close to getting Banega to commit to a new contract.It would raise his release clause and commit the 30-year-old to the Spanish side for the next few years. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoMinotti warns Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella against Chelsea move

first_imgMinotti warns Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella against Chelsea moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Italy international Lorenzo Minotti has warned Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella against a move to Chelsea.Minotti, who used to play for Cagliari, has questioned whether Barella would get a game with the Blues.He told TMW: “Risk of a [Marco] Verratti-situation? The Premier [League] is a competitive championship.”Now the Italian teams are not ready to spend a similar amount, and those with chances [to] have [full squads].”If he goes to Chelsea he will struggle to find a starting shirt and be ready for the national team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoHector Bellerin enjoys full 90 for Arsenal U23 in Liverpool draw

first_imgHector Bellerin enjoys full 90 for Arsenal U23 in Liverpool drawby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Hector Bellerin completed 90 minutes as they came from two goals down to draw with Liverpool at Meadow Park.The Spaniard came close to an opener when he drove through the visitors’ defence and fired a shot at goal but Ben Winterbottom saved well at his near post. Matt Macey then made a brilliant recovery save to keep out Rhian Brewster’s looping header from close range.Liverpool’s pressure paid off when Curtis Jones tapped in following Luis Longstaff’s low cross.The second then came when Jones met another Longstaff cross to head home. The Gunners were back in it on the stroke of half-time when Nathan Tormey beat the offside trap to slot the ball past Winterbottom.Early in the second half Folarin Balogun levelled the scores when he made no mistake from close range following Bellerin’s low cross. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoChelsea boss Lampard pleased with England U21 call for Hudson-Odoi

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard pleased with England U21 call for Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is happy with the England U21 call for Callum Hudson-Odoi.The winger made his England debut last season before injury struck. “That is a good shout,” says Lampard. “I spoke to Gareth (Southgate) and all I can do is say what I see from a Chelsea end and it is Gareth’s choice. Callum has probably not played enough games and the international games will do him good. “It is England Under-21s and he should be proud of that anyway.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

4 days agoFIGC president Gravina has message for Totti – and Juventus pair

first_imgFIGC president Gravina has message for Totti – and Juventus pairby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFIGC president Gabriele Gravina has sent a message to Roma icon Francesco Totti.The Italian great is currently out of football since quitting a desk job with the Giallorossi at the end of last season.Gravina told Le Repubblica: “Totti? I spoke with him three times. My intention is to include him in the training of young people. “But he must study to be a director.”Gravina also stated two Juventus players were in his plans.He added: “I heard from (Gigi) Buffon, I see him as a great coach in the future. And then I think of (Giorgio) Chiellini.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Bovada Releases March Madness Odds For All 68 Teams

first_imgSunday night, the 2015 NCAA Tournament field was revealed, and unsurprisingly, Kentucky was named the overall No. 1 seed. The Wildcats are also the odds-on favorite to win this year’s national title, per Bovada. In fact, Kentucky is almost at even money to take home the trophy – they’re currently listed at 6:5 to win it all.Arizona, the 2-seed in the West Region, actually has the second-highest odds. Wisconsin checks in third, with Duke fourth. Villanova and Virginia come in at 10:1.Here’s a list of all 68 tournament teams, along with their odds to win the championship. You could make a lot of money betting on a 16-seed to win it all, but we wouldn’t advise it. No 16-seed has ever even won an NCAA Tournament game, much less a title.Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 12.23.19 PMScreen Shot 2015-03-16 at 12.24.09 PMScreen Shot 2015-03-16 at 12.24.38 PMWho are you betting on?last_img

Mata & Lukaku fire Man Utd past resolute Reading

first_imgManchester United made it five wins from five under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Reading in the FA Cup third round.First-half goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku were enough for the home side at Old Trafford, although the nine changes made to the team that won at Newcastle United left them looking largely disjointed.Reading, who sit 23rd in the Championship, enjoyed 60 per cent of the possession and had 13 shots to United’s eight, although a comeback never truly looked likely. 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 downside was the fact Alexis Sanchez had to go off 64 minutes in, having apparently hurt the hamstring that kept him sidelined throughout December.Mata dispatched a cool penalty – his first FA Cup goal since the victorious final of May 2016 – after referee Stuart Atwell penalised Omar Richards for a foul on the Spaniard following a VAR consultation, with Fred’s strike having been disallowed for offside in the same move.It was harsh on Reading, who had started better, and they should have been level when Danny Loader made a mess of a one-on-one with Sergio Romero after Lukaku was denied by Anssi Jaakkola at the other end.Andy Yiadom was denied by Romero at his near post as United continued to struggle, but a stray pass from John Swift proved costly in first-half injury time, with Lukaku rounding Jaakkola to make it 2-0 from Sanchez’s throughball.Solskjaer handed youngster Tahith Chong the chance to impress off the bench and was then forced to take off Sanchez, who indicated his troublesome right hamstring was again causing him discomfort.@Alexis_Sanchez #MUFC pic.twitter.com/bAH5rD6J8N— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2019Sone Aluko was denied by a good save from Romero, but United were mostly comfortable in the closing minutes as they secured their place in next Monday’s fourth-round draw. What does it mean? Solskjaer streak continues but Sanchez a worryA fifth victory from his first five games in charge will do no harm to Solskjaer’s chances of getting the job permanently, even if this was not a particularly strong performance from his much-changed side.However, while their hopes of a third FA Cup final in four seasons remain intact, the sight of Sanchez asking to come off in the second half of his first start since early November will not be a welcome sight.The Chilean did sit on the bench after going off, so Solskjaer will hope the forward was merely being cautious ahead of a training camp in Dubai.McTominay meticulousScott McTominay was one of United’s only consistently good players throughout the match, winning seven tackles and ending the game with the best pass completion rate of any of the home side’s starting XI (92.3 per cent).Pereira out of sortsAndreas Pereira was caught in possession one too many times in the first half, once on the edge of his own penalty area. He does not look all that comfortable in a deep midfield role, even if Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho have used him there.Key Opta Facts21 – Juan Mata has been directly involved in 21 goals in 24 starts in the FA Cup (10 goals, 11 assists). Specialist. pic.twitter.com/WB1kgGwrdv— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 5, 2019- United have lost just one of their last 52 FA Cup games against teams from a lower division (W44 D7), suffering defeat to Leeds United in January 2010.- Sanchez has been directly involved in 18 goals in 19 FA Cup games (nine goals, nine assists).- Lukaku has scored 13 goals in his last 14 FA Cup appearances, including six in seven for the Red Devils.What’s next?United head to Dubai for warm-weather training before facing Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League on January 13, with Reading entertaining Nottingham Forest in the Championship a day prior. read morelast_img read more

What Tate Martell’s Decision Likely Means For Jalen Hurts

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the game against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the game against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Late Tuesday night, former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell officially announced that he’d be transferring to Miami ahead of the 2019 season. Obviously, his decision will factor into what Jalen Hurts chooses to do.Hurts, who played at Alabama for three years, entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal last week. In the time since, three schools have been rumored to be options – Oklahoma, Maryland and Miami.Tuesday, a number of betting sites listed Maryland as the new favorite. Martell’s decision to transfer to Miami doesn’t eliminate the Hurricanes as an option, but it makes them a much longer shot. Martell, according to a report, is going to apply to the NCAA for a hardship waiver to be able to play immediately.Feel like Hurts decision ultimately will come down to Oklahoma v Maryland, but we’ll see.— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) January 16, 2019Hurts would probably win the job at Miami over Martell anyway, but you can imagine he isn’t looking for a quarterback battle in his final year of eligibility.For that reason alone, Maryland and Oklahoma now make more sense.Hurts will probably announce his decision soon. Whichever team lands his services will be getting one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the nation.last_img read more

Alabama Star Dylan Moses Posts Message Following His Surgery

first_imgAn Alabama Crimson Tide HelmetATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the helmet of VanDarius Cowan #43 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama received tough news this past week.Star linebacker Dylan Moses tore his ACL during practice. Moses will be out for the year.On Saturday morning, the junior linebacker posted on Instagram to announce he’s underwent successful surgery.“Thank you to everyone who reached out and wished me prayers,” Moses said in his caption, via Instagram. “I had a successful surgery and look forward to rehab so I can get back on the field. It’s been a tough couple days for me mentally but I’ve held myself together with the help of my family and the people who support me. God has a plan and my faith has not and will not shake from this. I know I will come back stronger than ever with the help of @alabamafbl training staff. Also, being that I won’t be able to see the field with my brothers, I will continue to lead from the side and push them to achieve greatness for them selves and help them strive to be the best version of themselves possible, for it is not all about being a great player, but a great person as well. Lastly, thanks to everyone for the support and ROLL TIDE TILL I DIE!”Moses is already ready to get back to work, this time in the form of rehab. It’s nice to see he’s surrounded by family during a difficult moment in his life.Fortunately for Moses and Alabama, he still has a redshirt year available. He’ll be able to return to the field in 2020 with two years of collegiate eligibility remaining, though he’s also considered a top NFL Draft prospect.last_img read more

India jump to 2nd spot in ICC Women’s Championship after 2nd ODI win vs New Zealand

first_img Rohan Sen Mount MaunganuiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:01 IST India have clinched all four of the ICC Women’s Championship points on offer so far (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia 166/2 (Mandhana 90*, Mithali 63*) beat New Zealand 161 (Goswami 3/23) by 8 wicketsThe result saw India leapfrog New Zealand to take the second place in the table with 12 pointsThis was India’s sixth win, the same as New Zealand, but Mithali’s team is ahead on net run rateThe Indian women’s team registered its second successive win in the three-match series against New Zealand on Tuesday to move into the second position in the ICC Women’s Championship.India rode on brilliant batting performances from Smriti Mandhana and captain Mithali Raj to beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.Chasing a modest 162 for victory, Mandhana (90 not out) and Mithali (63 not out) stitched an unbeaten 151-run partnership for the third wicket to steer India past the finish line in the 36th over.The batters backed up yet another phenomenal performance from the Indian bowlers who skittled out the White Ferns for 161 in 44.2 overs after electing to field first.Veteran Jhulan Goswami starred with the ball with 3 for 23 in 8.2 overs while Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav bagged two wickets each. Shikha Pandey also contributed with a wicket.The result saw India leapfrog New Zealand to take the second place in the table with 12 points from 11 ODIs. This was India’s sixth win, the same as New Zealand, but Mithali’s team is marginally ahead of the White Ferns on the net run rate (0.611).That is it! Mithali Raj finishes it off with a SIX. India win by 8 wickets and lead the three-match series 2-0. #NZvINDDetails – https://t.co/HpmPFBz0T2 pic.twitter.com/neLHj6FJzzBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 29, 2019″162 was a very easy total to chase. I will be giving this award to all the bowlers in the team. They deserve it for restricting New Zealand to 161 on such a good wicketadvertisement”I thought today was an Indian wicket more than the New Zealand conditions. We had a camp before the first one-day for 10 days. BCCI has done really good to give us 10 days camp at Napier and we could get acclimatised to the conditions.”I don’t know why I end up smiling. All the teammates make fun of me, they are always trying to mock me saying I always smile whenever I get a short ball. I think I’d love to figure out how to make a serious face.”The women’s team is following close on the heels of the Indian men’s side, who crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at the same venue just a day before,” player of the match Mandhana said at the post-match presentation.India captain Mithali Raj meanwhile, wants her team to finish the series with a clean sweep.”I am happy with the series win in New Zealand and I’m happy the way the team is shaping because even the bowlers are doing their job. There are batters like the first game, we had the openers doing the job for us and this time around, my partnership with Smriti. So overall, the team looks good.”Well, I have always enjoyed batting in challenging conditions. I knew that today’s wicket is on the slower side and will help the spinners and it’s not going to be easy. It’s not a wicket where the ball is coming on to the bat and it requires patience. Smriti is in good form, someone has to give her the support on the other end.”When you have a good run, you would want to continue it. We are definitely looking for 3-0,” Mithali said.The women’s team is following close on the heels of the Indian men’s side, who crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at the same venue just a day before.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 India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Women’s ChampionshipFollow Women’s 2nd ODIFollow indw vs nzwFollow ind vs nz women India jump to 2nd spot in ICC Women’s Championship after 2nd ODI win vs New ZealandWomen’s 2nd ODI: India 166/2 (Smriti Mandhana 90*, Mithali Raj 63*) beat New Zealand 161 (Jhulan Goswami 3/23) by 8 wickets to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Mandhana and Mithali stitched an unbeaten 151-run partnership for the third wicket to steer India past the finish line in the 36th over.advertisementlast_img read more

Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk BridgetownFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 21, 2019 00:10 IST Chris Gayle is now the man with most sixes in international cricket (@windiescricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle hit a six off Moeen Ali to become the man with most international sixesGayle surpased Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi during the 1st ODI between West Indies and EnglandGayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World CupChris Gayle toppled Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes during the 1st ODI between West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday.Gayle hit a six of the first ball in the 15th over of the West Indies innings off Moeen Ali to surpass Pakistan’s Afridi. Gayle now has 488 international sixes, one more than Afridi.Gayle went on to score his 24th ODI hundred, finally being dismissed by Ben Stokes in the 47th over. Gayle scored 135 from 129 balls, including three fours and 12 maximums.Third on that list is former New Zealand wicket-keeper-batsman Brendon McCullum, who has hit 398 international sixes. former Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya is fourth with international sixes 352.India’s Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni come in fifth and sixth on the list with 349 and 348 international sixes, followed by AB de Villiers, who has 328 international sixes.Gayle before the start of the three-match ODI series between West Indies and England had announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.”I’m in good condition. The body is feeling good and I’m pleased with that. I’ve lost a bit of weight and I don’t want to get too big. I’m still working on my six pack. I’m trying to keep up with the youngsters in the field who are like cats the way they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it,” Gayle had said about his retirement.advertisement”I don’t know who is opening the bowling for England, but any bowler is going to beware of Chris Gayle. That doesn’t change because he is 39 now, they are going to be saying ‘yes, he’s got some grey hair in his beard, let’s get him now, this is the perfect time to get the ‘Universe Boss’ now he is 39′.”Gayle, aged 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.Also Read | West Indies need better batting: Ian BishopFor 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 Chris GayleFollow Shahid AfridiFollow most international sixesFollow West Indies vs EnglandFollow 1st ODI Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricketWest Indies star batsman Chris Gayle surpassed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes. Gayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.advertisementlast_img read more

Need more fearless batters in domestic circuit for improved international show: Smriti Mandhana

first_imgNeed more fearless batters in domestic circuit for improved international show: Smriti MandhanaSmriti Mandhana, India’s youngest-ever T20I captain, feels there is huge in class between international cricket and domestic cricket.advertisement Press Trust of India GuwahatiMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 17:36 IST The India women’s cricket team are on a six-match winless streak in the T20 format (@BCCIWomen Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana recently became India’s youngest-ever captain in T20IsMandhana feels there is gulf in class between international and domestic cricketIndia are currently trailling 0-2 in the 3-match T20I series against EnglandThe Indian women’s cricket team’s stand-in T20 skipper Smriti Mandhana feels fearless batters have to step up in the domestic circuit for the side to improve at the international level and described the current gulf in quality as “huge”.The Indian women lost their sixth match on the trot in the T20 format after going down to England in the first two games of an ongoing series. The Women in Blue had lost an away series to New Zealand 0-3.In both the outings against England, whether chasing or batting first, India managed less than 120 runs.”There is a huge gap between international and domestic cricket. That gap needs to be lessened. The batters we get in domestic, they face very different bowling and fielding attack to international cricket,” Mandhana, the ICC’s Cricketer of the Year, said.”Our domestic circuit needs to step up. There should be a bit of fearlessness in domestic circuit because if you start playing fearless cricket in the domestic circuit, you are going to play the same way in international cricket,” she added.In the series against New Zealand last month, the Indian team struggled to breach the 140-run mark.”If you look at our domestic scores in T20s, it is generally around 110-120. I think we all need to go back, step up in our domestic circuit, and take those scores to 140-150.””That way, the batters will come with the mindset of playing a fearless brand of cricket. Fearless doesn’t mean careless. I think we need to play fearless,” Mandhana said.advertisementThe opener said Indian batters, including herself, fear getting out and need to select areas to hit the ball.”I think we need to leave that fear, including me. We need to select the areas where to hit. Our batters are not going out there and selecting the areas in terms of which balls to hit.””I think another major difference between other teams and our team is running between the wickets. We either play a dot ball or boundary. We will be looking to work on reducing the dot-ball percentage, taking more singles and rotating the strike.”Also Read | Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt give England unbeatable lead in T20I series vs IndiaFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Smriti MandhanaFollow Indian women’s cricket teamFollow India vs Englandlast_img read more

Ricky Ponting surprised at India’s ‘X-factor’ Rishabh Pant not being in World Cup squad

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 17:55 IST Ricky Ponting had nothing but words of encouragement for Rishabh Pant (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRicky Ponting said Rishabh Pant should have been in India’s playing XI in the World CupPonting said Pant’s exlcusion surprised him and that the player himself was disappointedPonting though feels that Pant can now focus for Delhi Capitals in the second half of IPLAustralian great Ricky Ponting on Wednesday expressed surprise at Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from India’s World Cup squad, saying he could have been the X factor in the playing eleven.Ponting met Pant on Monday night, hours after the India squad was announced with Dinesh Karthik being preferred over the 21-year-old for the reserve wicketkeeper’s slot.”Yes I was surprised when he was left out of the Indian squad. I thought he would be in and he would be in the starting eleven. I thought someone like him batting at four or five could have been that X factor and the difference between India and the other teams,” said the Delhi Capitals head coach.Ponting had nothing but words of encouragement for the star Delhi Capitals player.”One thing we know about Indian cricket is that there is a lot of depth around in batting and this time Rishabh has missed out. Knowing what he is like and the talent he has, I would be surprised if he doesn’t play in at least three World Cups before his career is over.”I had a quick chat with him. He seems to have taken it pretty well. There is no doubt that he is disappointed, he would have loved to be in that squad but the thing he still has to remember is, potentially, he will get the opportunity to play in three to four World Cups.”What is negative thing for the Indian team is positive for Delhi Capitals. Really happy that the decision has been made and he can focus on the back half of the tournament.”advertisementPant at times has been criticised for throwing away a good start. Asked if that could be the reason selectors did not pick Pant, Ponting said: “I don’t know the selection criteria. Don’t know why he is not being picked. I don’t why the other guys have been picked ahead of him. To be honest it is none of my business.”Though I don’t think he is impatient, he is a very smart player. I think he sums up situations and conditons really well. But they obviously have their reasons for not picking him and I am not going to comment on that.”I actually think he missing out you will see a different player in th IPL. His determination will shine through and I am sure he will score heavily in the back half of the tournament,” he said.On the game against Mumbai Indians, Ponting said his team has adjusted to the wicket and the opposition will have a tough time on a slow and low Kotla pitch.”It should not be difficult for us anymore. We have an understanding of how the wicket is going to play. It is going to be quite slow and slow and we expect it to turn a little bit. I feel it would be difficult for Mumbai to come play on this wicket. The last wicket caught us a bit off guard, we though it was going to play better.Also Read | Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu named standbys for India World Cup squadAlso Read | A bit surprised: Sunil Gavaskar on Rishabh Pant omission from World Cup squadFor 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 Ricky PontingFollow X-FactorFollow Rishabh PantFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow India world cup squad Ricky Ponting surprised at India’s ‘X-factor’ Rishabh Pant not being in World Cup squadDelhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said Rishabh Pant’s exclusion from India’s World Cup squad left him surprised and feels that the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman could have been their X-factor.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: This is India’s orange jersey for match vs England

first_img Next World Cup 2019: This is India’s orange jersey for match vs EnglandICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The official kit sponsors of Indian cricket team unveiled the new away kit of the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli’s men will move away from their traditional blue jersey as the new shirt will have a splattering of orange on the shoulder and the back.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 22:22 IST ICC Crickaet World Cup 2019: India’s orange-splattered cricket away kitHIGHLIGHTSIndia will sport the orange jerseys against England on SundayIndia’s new away kit has a splattering of orange on the shoulders and the backThe ODI and Away Kit designs launched this year are inspired by the young new generation of India: India’s official kit sponsorsIndia’s away kit for ICC Cricket World Cup has been officially launched by the team’s official apparel sponsor on Friday. Virat Kohli’s men will be sporting the jersey with an orange-splashing on the shoulder region for their big-ticket World Cup 2019 match against England in Birmingham.Speculations had been rife about the colour of India’s away jersey ever since it was announced that World Cup teams would wear away jerseys in a few matches in the 10-team tournament in England. India’s next game against hosts England is considered to be an away game for them. Since both England and India don blue colour jerseys, India, according to International Cricket Council regulations, are going to wear their away kit.India have been wearing their traditional blue jersey for quite some time now and the new away kit has an orange patch on the shoulders and on the back.”The ODI and Away Kit designs launched this year are inspired by the young new generation of India and the fearless spirit of the national teams,” India’s official kit manufacturers, Nike said in a statement. “Similar to the recently launched ODI Kit, the away kit is designed to enhance dynamic movements and modern requirement of the sport and the athletes. While the new engineered mesh and strategically placed sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field, new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles and slash taping all add to making the new jersey lighter, more breathable and helps the athletes be agile on the field,” Nike added.advertisement”The new total orange and blue colored Away Kits also moves away from a traditional silhouette to using new innovative cut lines alongside dynamic material combinations to emphasize a Multi-dimensional Slash Design and Movement approach.”India Today had confirmed earlier this week that India will be wearing a new Orange-dominated jersey for the game vs England. England, who also wear a blue-dominated jersey, have the right to retain their first-choice kits since they have been labelled as the home team for their big-ticket clash in Birmingham.”For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event,” the International Cricket Council had said in a release.Meanwhile, it was reported earlier that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose the colour combination of India’s new away kit.Colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. The whole idea is to be different from blue as England also wears the same shade of blue as India, ANI quoted an ICC source as saying.While a political war broke over the orange colour in the India cricket jesey, India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun had played it down saying the team is focussed on playing crikcet in England.”To be very honest we are not aware what colours we are going to be wearing, we haven’t given any thought to that and all our focus is only on the match tomorrow. We are focusing on the game and not aware of the colour we are getting. We bleed blue and blue is going to be predominantly the colour that is it,” Arun had said.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India orange cricket jerseyFollow India vs Englandlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Steve Smith should bat at No.3, says Shane Warne

first_img Next Asian News International New DelhiJune 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 14:09 IST Australia will face New Zealand where Shane Warne wants Steve Smith to bat at number three (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia is at the top in the World Cup points tableAustralia have already qualified for the World Cup semi-finalsSteve Smith has scored 282 runs from 7 matches so far at an average of over 40Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne wants Steve Smith to bat at number three in the World Cup match against New Zealand, scheduled for Saturday at the Home of Cricket, the Lord’s.In the seven matches so far, Smith has been batting at number four and sometimes even further down the order, at number six.Warner, in a tweet, advised Australia to send Smith at number three. The former cricketer further said that Shaun Marsh should replace Usman Khawaja in the lineup and bat at number four.”GL to the Aussies against our kiwi friends today. Changes for me are. Smith to bat at number 3 no matter what & S Marsh in for Khawaja & to bar at 4. That is Australia’s best side & aside for all conditions too. Agree followers? May the best team win @Bazmccullum @SPFleming7,” Warne tweeted.GL to the Aussies against our kiwi friends today. Changes for me are. Smith to bat at number 3 no matter what & S March in for Khawaja & to bar at 4. That is Australia’s best side & a side for all conditions too. Agree followers ? May the best team win @Bazmccullum @SPFleming7Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 29, 2019Defending champions Australia have already qualified for the semi-finals. The team sits in the pole position on the World Cup standings with 12 points from seven matches.David Warner and Aaron Finch are in superb form as they hold the first and second place in the highest run-scorer table with 500 and 496 runs, respectively.In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc leads the most wickets taken list with 19 wickets under his belt.advertisementAlso Read | India topple England, go top of ODI rankingsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Team India ‘ready to rumble’ vs England in new orange jerseyAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Australia vs New ZealandFollow Shane Warne World Cup 2019: Steve Smith should bat at No.3, says Shane WarneSteve Smith has been batting at number four or further down the line at number six and should bat at number three, according to Shane Warne. He has advised Australia that Shaun Marsh should replace Usman Khawaja in the lineup and bat at number four.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A series targeted at Millennials, Gen Z and Galaxy A80 is for them

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A series targeted at Millennials, Gen Z and Galaxy A80 is for themSamsung is looking to attract millennials and Gen Z with its Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A80, in particular, is the result of the company’s efforts to offer new and innovative features. The Galaxy A80 will launch in India this month.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy Seoul | South Korea July 2, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 09:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung is targeting millennials and Gen Z with Galaxy A series.Samsung Galaxy A80 will launch in India in July.The Galaxy A80 offers features like New Infinity display and rotating camera.The Galaxy A line in the past two years has been a key series for Samsung as the company decided to bring new and innovative technologies to the mid-range segment. The Galaxy A series is primarily targeting the millennials and the emerging Gen Z around the world and especially in India, said Yeon Jeong Kim, head of innovation, product planning group at Samsung Electronics. The company says Gen Z is a mobile-first generation where social media apps, streaming platforms and apps like WhatsApp are being consumed on smartphones, on the go.Innovation, then, is the biggest USP for Samsung and the Galaxy A series. The company has been focusing on some key areas when it comes to the Galaxy A series – high-quality camera, undisputed display, long lasting battery, Galaxy ecosystem and convenient security. While the flagship Galaxy S and Note series may offer some of these qualities, Samsung is looking to go all in when it comes to its mid-range phones this year.Between the Galaxy A series and Galaxy M series, Samsung has launched close to a dozen phones in India with the Galaxy A80 on its way. Phones like the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 have been successful because Samsung has delivered superior displays with exceptionally large batteries, which are key features for consumers in the affordable segment.Going higher up the price bracket, consumers or the Gen Z in particular, are looking for phones that can offer even better displays, all-day battery life some unique features as well. That’s where the Galaxy A series comes in. This is Samsung’s innovative series where almost every Galaxy A phone launched so far have offered something unique.advertisementThe Galaxy A50, for example, was launched under Rs 20,000 with a Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor, triple camera setup and a large battery, among other things. These aren’t exactly unique features, but this combination of features is hard to find in this segment.Similarly, the Galaxy A70 is one of the only phones in its price under Rs 30,000 to offer a huge 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display along with the typical but impressive triple camera setup, long-lasting battery and smooth performance.Samsung Galaxy A80In terms of quantity, the Galaxy A80 brings the most number of new features for a Samsung phone. It is the first Samsung phone to come with a New Infinity display. It is also the company’s first to offer a pop-up rotating camera. All of this also means that the Galaxy A80 has the potential to offer enough features to help it stand out in the premium mid-range segment.The company says there were 3 key ideas behind the Galaxy A80. Samsung wanted something symbolic and new to represent the Galaxy A series. It also wanted to offer high-resolution cameras for the front and ack and lastly, it wanted a display without a notch or a hole. Thus, the Galaxy A80 was born.The Galaxy A80 is the first and only Samsung phone right now to sport the New Infinity display which sees no notch or hole cutout for the selfie camera. It is an edge-to-edge 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display which looks stunning based on my brief interaction with the device a couple of months ago in Thailand.The distraction-free display will offer a great viewing experience if you’re someone who likes to consume media on the go, which Samsung says is a majority of millennials and Gen Z.The second big highlight is the rotating triple camera setup. The system, which includes a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a ToF camera, can rise up and flip to the front, thereby offering you the same set of high-resolution cameras for selfies as well. This should ensure that you get the same picture quality for the rear or selfies.Unique features aside, the Galaxy A80 is also about offering a complete package for its yet-unannounced price. To that end, it gets a new Snapdragon 730G chipset, One UI software and a 3,700mAh battery that should take the phone through a full day.The Galaxy A80 went on sale in select markets on Monday, but the company is yet to announce an exact launch date in India. Samsung confirmed that the phone will launch this month, but the pricing is still unknown. Based on the specs and the positioning of the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A80 could cost roughly around Rs 40,000 in India.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay have been arranged by Samsung.advertisementALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 coming to India in July with two key innovationsALSO READ | Airtel TV is now available on the web: You can watch more than 100 live TV channelsALSO READ | This Vodafone plan offers 2GB data per month and unlimited calling: All you have to pay is Rs 129Get 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! 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Virat Kohli’s childhood coach appointed Delhi’s bowling coach

first_imgVirat Kohli’s childhood coach appointed Delhi’s bowling coachRajkumar Sharma, who won the Dronacharya Award in 2016, has been named as the bowling coach of Delhi senior men’s cricket team.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 15:21 IST Virat Kohli with his Rajkumar Sharma (Getty image)HIGHLIGHTSFormer Uttarakhand coach KP Bhaskar named head coachBhaskar, a former right-handed batsman, played 95 first-class matchesRajkumar Sharma, a former off-spinner, takes over as the bowling coachThe Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday announced the appointment of former Delhi cricketers KP Bhaskar and Rajkumar Sharma as the head coach and bowling coach of the senior men’s team respectively.”We are pleased to announce the appointment of KP Bhaskar as head coach and Rajkumar Sharma as bowling coach of the senior men’s team. We wish them luck for the season,” wrote DDCA on its official Twitter handle.Bhaskar, who played 95 first-class, had last year served as the head coach of the Uttarakhand team. Before that in September 2016, he was appointed as the head coach of Delhi senior team and had a rough time with then skipper Gautam Gambhir.A right-handed batsman, Bhaskar had particular success between 1983 and 1989 in the Ranji Trophy where he averaged about 70. Although he never got to play international cricket for India, he was once a standby for India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 1985. He also once represented the Rest of India to play against Bombay in Nagpur and he scored a century in the second innings.Rajkumar, who has been appointed as the bowling coach, is popularly known to everyone as the childhood coach of India skipper Virat Kohli. The former Ranji player was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler in his playing days. He represented Delhi in 9 first-class matches.In 2016, Rajkumar was awarded the Dronacharya Award for the success his ward Kohli had achieved on the international stage.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the brink of breaking MS Dhoni’s Test recordAlso see:advertisementFor 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 Delhi cricketFollow Virat KohliFollow DDCA Nextlast_img read more

Malaika Arora in sports bra and tights goes to the gym with sister Amrita. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 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 NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther 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: Malaika tied her hair in a high bun.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Malaika opted for a sexy sports bra and tights for her workout session.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: She tied a black shrug around her waist.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Wow, Malaika. Just wow!Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: She completed her look with a pair of comfy sneakers.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Malaika Arora and her sister Amrita Arora were spotted at a gym in Mumbai on Monday.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Amrita Arora completed her look with a pair of smart shades.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Amrita, on the other hand, opted for a tee and mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: We’re sure you loved Amrita’s slogan tee.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Neon green sneakers and all, Amrita. We like!Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Tags: Malaika AroraAmrita AroraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora and her sister Amrita Arora were spotted at a gym in Mumbai on Monday.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5da456755f19a1571051125_1609236_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, October 14, 2019 – 16:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika in sports bra and tights goes to gym with Amrita. PicsApp headline: Malaika in sports bra and tights goes to gym with Amrita. Pics1200x675:last_img read more

Bay Rum Oil, Since 1500

first_img 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Editors’ Recommendations You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Bay Rum Oil holds a special place In the pantheon of traditional men’s scents. Originating in the West Indies, Bay Rum Oil, which is derived from soaking bay leaves in rum, soon became a favorite of early 16th century sailors looking to cover up foul sea stenches. Later it became a favorite of 19th century cowboys who needed charm just as much as a straight shoot in order to make it out on the trail. From the 20th century on, it has been a staple ingredient in aftershaves, as it was discovered that Bay Rum Oil was effective in fighting acne and soothed irritated skin. Since then, it’s an ingredient that has rarely gone out of style.The scent is clean, sweet, woody with just a touch of spice and can be found in a new, all-natural, dual face and shave soap from an Ohio based men’s grooming company called Cliff Original. Based on the philosophy of making classic products that ditch old-school chemicals for naturally occurring ingredients, the soap is made in a base of organic coconut, olive, palm and food grade soybean oil that together create an incredibly moisturizing lather for shaving. Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) and clay are natural cleansing agents known for not drying out the skin and essential oil of bay rum keeps the skin free of bumps and burns.And there you have it; a good ol’ timey start to a new year for your face.Face Wash Brick Bay Rum is $10 for 4 oz at clifforiginal.comlast_img read more