a month ago​Nuno insists Wolves focused on Braga

first_img​Nuno insists Wolves focused on Bragaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo insists that everyone at the club is focused on their next game – a Europa League tie against Braga.Wolves are suffering a dip in form, after suffering two successive defeats against Everton and Chelsea.They are in the bottom three in the Premier League, which is an unusual position considering their form last season.But Nuno thinks they must take things one game at a time in order to find their groove.”It’s the third season for us. We started in the Championship, Thursday we play Europa League, we are the same,” said Nuno to reporters.”We have to work hard, but we don’t stay too much time in the past, we just look at Thursday.”This is my job. It’s not when we win everything is OK, when we lose everything is bad.”That’s why I say we have to realise what happened.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slump

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Nuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slumpby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo disappointed after Thursday’s loss to Braga at Molineux.Ricardo Horta’s effort saw the Premier League club lose in what was their first appearance in the main stage of a European competition since 1980Speaking after the game, Nuno said: “It is difficult to break down a team. We didn’t create much but the chance they had they got it. It’s a tough game. We have to keep on going.”All the goals are mistakes. If there was perfection there would be no goals. We have to remain calm and move on.”We controlled the game and managed well but one of the things we have to improve is to be patient and find a way to break down teams. Individually and as a team we have to raise our standards again.”On Sunday we have another challenge [against Crystal Palace].” last_img read more

6 days agoAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro career

first_imgAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro careerby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa striker Wesley has spoken of becoming a father at the age of 14.The Brazilian signed for the midlands club in the summer in a £22.5 million transfer from Club Brugge”I had my first child when I was 14 years old,” Wesley told Sky Sports. “It was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally.”I had to work in the day and then go to training in the evening.”I was 14 when I had my first kid, and 16 when I had my second. When I had my children, I told myself I had to do everything to be a football player.”Despite having two children to care for, Wesley went for broke when he was 17, embarking on a six-month trip to Spain for a trial with Atletico Madrid. It proved unsuccessful, but Wesley hailed the experience as “amazing” before heading to France, and then eventually ending up back in Brazil working in a factory where reality began to hit.”I had to get money for my kids. I would go to a team and every team said no,” Wesley added, before revealing how he ended up with AC Trencin. “I went to six teams before going to Slovakia.”When I went to the sixth team, I thought I didn’t want to play football anymore. I thought it was finished for me. Then I got a chance.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Joey Bosa Trolls Marcus Mariota, Oregon With “O, No” Instagram Post

first_imgJoey Bosa trolls Marcus Mariota with Instagram post.Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa of one of the most promising young players in the nation. He also seems to be quite skilled in the trash talk department.Tuesday morning, following his team’s 42-20 College Football Playoff National Championship win over Oregon, Bosa took to Instagram to poke a bit of fun at his opponent. We’re not sure if he’s just responding to the fact that the Ducks were favored in the contest or whether he had words with some of Oregon’s players during the game. But considering he posted a photo of Mariota lying on the ground (after this hit), with the words “O, No”, we think it’s safe to say he feels justified rubbing it all in.It’s quite likely that Mariota and Bosa will see each other at the next level. But for now, it’s Bosa and the Buckeyes who have bragging rights.last_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Screams: “They Told Me I Can’t Play In This League” After Winning Title

first_imgDraymond Green celebrates a championship win.Draymond Green Michigan StateFormer Michigan State forward Draymond Green was certainly a force during his college days, but the Spartans star wasn’t looked at as one of the best players in the 2012 NBA Draft – mostly because teams couldn’t figure out what his natural position on the floor would be. Turns out most of those teams are now regretting passing on him. The Warriors star, who was eventually selected with the No. 35 overall pick, won a title last night after putting up a triple-double in game six of the NBA Finals. He’s one of the most versatile players in the NBA, too.After the game, Green, in celebration, was seen screaming to his mother “they told me I can’t play in this league.” It was a great redemption moment.Green is set to make some serious money this offseason. Apparently, he can play in this league.last_img read more

Texas A&M Football: This Awesome “Gig ‘Em” Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M fans at a game.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.last_img read more

Cedric Soares leaves Southampton for Inter

first_imgCedric Soares has joined Inter from Southampton on loan until the end of the season.The full-back secured his move on Saturday after arriving in Milan to complete a medical 24 hours earlier.Inter have the option to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent deal, with the fee reportedly set at €11 million (£9.5m/$12m). 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? Head coach Luciano Spalletti had been keen to bolster his options at full-back, with Sime Vrsaljko struggling due to a knee problem since joining on loan from Atletico Madrid last July.Manchester United defenders Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia have each been linked with a possible move to San Siro.Cedric, a Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, made 119 appearances for Southampton in all competitions after arriving from Sporting CP in 2015. | @OficialCedric is a Nerazzurri player!  https://t.co/3doBAwhd0F#WelcomeCedric #FCIM pic.twitter.com/DvlA9tZSza— Inter (@Inter_en) January 26, 2019The Nerazzurri are next in action against Torino on Sunday, before a Coppa Italia quarter-final meeting with Lazio on January 31.Southampton, meanwhile, appear likely to continue to put faith in 19-year-old French defender Yan Valery in the right wing-back role.He only made his Premier League debut for the club in the 2-2 draw with United but has appeared in eight games since then, including the 2-1 victory over Everton last time out.Next up for the Saints is a league clash with Crystal Palace, with Hasenhuttl’s side not playing this weekend having been knocked out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage by Derby County.last_img read more

Bartomeu hints at more Barcelona signings

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says more signings are anticipated before the close of the La Liga transfer window as speculation over a bid for Neymar continues.The Spanish champions secured the arrival of Junior Firpo from Real Betis on Sunday in a deal that could be worth €30 million (£27.4m/$33.3m).Barca have spent upwards of €230m (£210m/$256m) on new players in 2019, with Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong, Neto and Emerson among those to arrive in the close season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? They are reportedly in negotiations for the season-long loan of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is pushing to leave the Ligue 1 champions just two years on from his world-record €222m (£200m/$249m) move from Barca.Such a deal, that would likely include an option to buy in 2020, would help Barca balance their spending while negating the need to sell several first-team players before the window closes on September 2.Bartomeu thinks more arrivals at Camp Nou are certainly possible in the coming weeks.”We have a stronger squad, with more potential,” he said. “There are still several weeks left for the market to close and we could have more incomings.“[The challenge] is to continue the best era of success in the history of Barca.”We have an ambitious and incredible squad, led by the best player in the world and in history, Leo Messi.”With the signing of @JuniorFirpo03 we continue to strengthen the team for a 2019/20 season full of challenges. Welcome to Barça! pic.twitter.com/v298FBV9NU— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) August 4, 2019Bartomeu was talking at the World Congress of Pena Azulgranas and he presented his club’s new signings to a rapturous reception.There have been changes off the field for the Blaugrana this summer as well. Jordi Mestre and Pep Segura have moved on from roles as Vice President and General Manager respectively, and are replaced by Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes.Abidal is not the only former player taking up a backroom position in Catalonia, as Patrick Kluivert returns to the fold.Kluivert has been hired as director of youth football, following his dismissal as Cameroon assistant manager after the African Cup of Nations.Bartomeu thanked the outgoing executives, saying they “steadfastly and successfully directed” the team.“Now Abidal and Planes will continue to lead it and I take this opportunity to welcome Patrick Kluivert on his return to the club,” he added.Neymar watched on as PSG beat Rennes 2-1 in Shenzhen to win the Trophee des Champions for the seventh year in a row.The Brazil international was dragged into medal celebrations by Marco Verratti and appeared in good spirits, despite PSG sporting director Leonardo confirming last month the player wants to leave.There was then a moment of controversy when Kylian Mbappe, who scored PSG’s first goal, appeared to push Neymar out of the way as the team celebrated with the trophy in front of photographers on the pitch.last_img read more

ESPN Analyst Mentions Nick Saban For An NFL Job

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban hasn’t coached in the NFL for more than a decade, but that doesn’t stop people from bringing his name up for open jobs in the league. ESPN’s Ryan Clark is the latest to do so.Appearing on Get Up! this morning, Clark advocated for the Green Bay Packers to pursue Saban. Clark didn’t say if Saban would be interested in Green Bay’s hypothetical overtures, just that the team should contact him.The Packers are looking for a new head coach after jettisoning Mike McCarthy mid-season.Here’s what Clark had to say, via For The Win’s transcription:“If you’re Green Bay right now, you sell the [farm]. You sell the [farm]. You send everybody to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and you try to get Nick Saban to leave Alabama and become the coach. When you look at quarterback-coach relationships — Sean Payton and Drew Brees, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady — there is mutual respect and accountability there.“There is no one who can hold Aaron Rodgers more accountable than Nick Saban. If he asks for $10 million, you give it to him. Nothing left to prove in Tuscaloosa. He’s the guy you need.”“You try to get Nick Saban to leave Alabama and become the coach.”@Realrclark25 says the Packers need to go big pic.twitter.com/AM3She38Sh— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 18, 2018Saban has won five national titles at Alabama and is going for a sixth this season. His Crimson Tide have the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and are preparing to face Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.Could Saban be swayed by the NFL at this point? Something tells us it is doubtful, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be something that people will continue speculating about.last_img read more

Michigan Fans Are Melting Down In Predictable Fashion On Message Boards

first_img Obviously, Ohio State fans delight in all of this. The site Eleven Warriors checked out how one of the biggest Michigan message boards, mgoblog, looks.It isn’t great, folks.Michigan fans are not having a good time today. pic.twitter.com/zyUpWHL2NV— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 21, 2019Early in the fourth quarter, Wisconsin has outgained Michigan 431 yards to 171. On the ground, things are even more stark: 304 to 38. The Wolverines are losing the turnover battle two to zero. Wisconsin has absolutely dominated time of possession with its rushing attack, 35:19 to 11:47.Hopefully our Michigan readers have something nice lined up for this evening, because they’re going to want to take their minds off of this one. Sad Michigan fans react to a 4th down stop by Army.FOXWe’re just moments removed from Michigan’s first touchdown of the game against Wisconsin. It was probably the only bright spot the Wolverines have had today.UM trails Wisconsin 35-8 after the score. It is amazingly the first score of any kind that Wisconsin has surrendered this season. The Badgers led 28-0 at halftime.The Badgers may be really good this fall, but Michigan should not be getting blown out by this margin, by any team. Jim Harbaugh has brought plenty of talent into the program, and this year’s team entered the fall as the favorite to win the Big Ten, with questions at places like Ohio State and Penn State.Instead, this season looks like it’s going to fall pretty far short of expectations, at least based on how today’s game in Madison, plus two less-than-stellar early season wins have looked.last_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018

first_img India Today Web Desk MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 13:10 IST Bumrah, Ishant and Shami took the most wickets by a pace trio in a calendar year (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah has taken 46 wickets from 9 TestsMohammed Shami has taken 46 wickets from 12 TestsIshant Sharma has taken 39 wickets form 11 TestsJasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, with a total of 131 wickets in 2018, and counting, became the most successful pace trio in a calendar year in Test cricket history on Saturday.Bumrah, Shami and Ishant broke the 34-year-old record set by the legendary West Indies trio of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, who had taken 130 wickets in 1984.Third on that list would be the South African pace trio of Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn with 123 wickets in 2008.Bumrah has been the most successful of the three Indian pacers with 46 wickets from 9 Tests so far, along with Shami who took his 46 wickets from 12 Tests. Ishant Sharma on the other hand has taken 39 wickets form 11 Tests.The wickets tally of all three pacers is set to increase with the Boxing Day Test still going on between India and Australia.Another feat achieved by the Indian cricket team is the highest haul of wickets ever in a calendar year, with 257 wickets in 14 matches, bettering the previous record of 237 wickets from 17 games in the year 1979.Bumrah, who broke multiple records on the third day with his 6-wicket haul, producing his first 8-wicket haul in a Test match.On Day three, Bumrah surpassed Dileep Doshi’s record of most wickets (40 wickets in 1979) in a debut year in Tests as well.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah does what Waqar, Wasim and Vaas could not doFor 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 India vs AustraliaFollow 3rd TestFollow Day 4Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Ishant Sharma Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018The Indian pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma took the most wickets by a pace trio in a calendar yearadvertisementlast_img read more

Delhi Dynamos thrash Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 22:48 IST Delhi Dynamos beat Kerala Blasters 2-0 (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over Kerala BlastersThe three points helped Delhi Dynamos climb above Kerala Blasters to the eighth spot in the ISL standingsKerala are now winless in 13 matches in the ISLDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over 10-man Kerala Blasters on Thursday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.A period of sustained pressure in the first half helped the hosts take the lead through Gianni Zuiverloon (29′). The home team stood firm to deal with the visitor’s threat in the second half to sealed their second win of the season when Rene Mihelic converted a penalty (90+4′) to make it 2-0.The three points helped Delhi Dynamos climb above Kerala Blasters to the eighth spot in the ISL standings courtesy of a head-to-head advantage. Josep Gombau’s team has 10 points from 13 matches and Kerala have the same tally, having played a game more. Also, Kerala are now winless in 13 matches in the ISL.Delhi’s new signing Ulises Davila announced his arrival in the 15th minute. The Mexican forward made room for a shot at the edge of the box with a fine touch before dispatching an attempt that went wide.The hosts asserted themselves in the game as the minutes went by. Davila’s movement caused the Kerala centre-backs trouble once again in the 24th minute. Lallianzuala Chhangte latched onto a pass on the left flank and delivered a teasing cross for Davila who sneaked in between Nemanja Lakic-Pesic and Sandesh Jhingan but failed to hit the target from close-range.Delhi broke the deadlock from a set-piece in the 29th minute. Mihelic’s out-swinging delivery found Zuiverloon unmarked inside the box and the defender volleyed the ball home to give his team the lead.advertisementA minute later, an excellent drilled cross by Nandhakumar Sekar from the right flank provided Mihelic with a chance to double his team’s lead but the Slovenian blazed his effort over the bar.Kerala almost clawed their way back into the game a minute after the restart. Stojanovic’s free-kick was headed on target by Lakic-Pesic but his looping effort was denied by the crossbar.A low throw-in by Cyril Kali in the 53rd minute caused confusion inside the box for the Delhi defence. Shubham Sarangi missed his attempt to clear, allowing Poplatnik to hit the ball on the turn but the striker shot wide.In the 72nd minute, another failed clearance, this time from a corner at the other end, allowed Chhangte to put his foot through the loose ball but the winger ended up slicing his effort into the side-netting.A scrappy period of football ensued in the final minutes and the Delhi defence stood firm to prevent a late Kerala comeback.A poor backpass by Sahal Samad in the final minute of injury time allowed Chhangte through on goal. Lalruatthara brought the forward down inside the box in an attempt to avert danger and instead, picked up a red card and conceded a penalty. Mihelic stepped up and scored from 12 yards as Delhi sealed the win.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 Indian Super League Next Delhi Dynamos thrash Kerala Blasters in Indian Super LeagueDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over 10-man Kerala Blasters on Thursday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A50 certified by FCC, Galaxy A20 spotted running Android Go

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 10:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A50 may sport a 6.22-inch display with a waterdrop notchThe Galaxy A20 will be an entry-level smartphone running Android GoSamsung may launch the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 in India soonAfter launching the brand new Galaxy M series in India, Samsung is looking to overhaul its Galaxy A lineup. This year, the company will launch Galaxy A phones with double digits in the naming scheme. As of now, we expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40 and A50 in the coming few months. One of them, namely the Galaxy A50, has now been certified by the FCC, while another, the Galaxy A20, has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark site.Starting with the Galaxy A50, the FCC listing mentions the device with a 6.22-inch display, possibly with an Infinity-V waterdrop notch as per past reports. The Galaxy A50 will measure 158.5×74.5mm and will support connectivity options like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+ and LTE.According to past reports, the Galaxy A50 will come with a triple rear camera system like the Galaxy A7(2018). The handset may also house a beefy 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging. The Galaxy A50 may also get an Exynos 9610 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM.As we have mentioned before, Samsung is taking a fresh approach with the Galaxy A series this year, which includes offering phones in the budget segment as well. The Galaxy A line has typically seen phones in the premium mid-range segment, but the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 are said to come at affordable prices.The Galaxy A20, from what the Geekbench listing tells us, will be an entry-level smartphone running Android Go, possibly based on Oreo. The Galaxy A20 may come with an Exynos 7870 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The Geekbench listing has the Galaxy A20 with model number SM-A260F, but there seems to be another version of the A20 with model number SM-A205FN, which showed up on Geekbench with an Exynos 7885 SoC, 3GB of RAM and Android Pie. It is possible that this model is of a completely different Samsung phone, possibly the Galaxy A40. To recall, the Galaxy A40 was recently spotted on Geekbench with an Exynos 7885 chip and 4GB of RAM.advertisementAs of now, there is no word on when Samsung will launch its first set of Galaxy A phones for 2019. According to a recent tip, Samsung will be bringing the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 to India soon with a starting price of around Rs 8,500.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A10, A20, A30 may launch in India soon, starting price tipped around Rs 8,500ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 leak suggests triple rear cameras, Infinity-V display and moreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A50Follow Galaxy A20 Samsung Galaxy A50 certified by FCC, Galaxy A20 spotted running Android GoAs of now, we expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40 and A50 in the coming few months. The Galaxy A50 has been certified by the FCC, while the A20 was spotted on Geekbench.advertisementlast_img read more

Rahane and Kohli have their own unique strengths as captain: Rajasthan Royals coach

first_imgRahane and Kohli have their own unique strengths as captain: Rajasthan Royals coachRajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton made it clear that while comparisons were a part and parcel of any sport, both Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli were unique in their own ways.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 12:36 IST Ajinkya Rahane was elevated to the captain’s role at Rajasthan Royals last season (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane will be leading Rajasthan Royals for the second time this seasonRajasthan Royals had crashed out in the knockouts last yearTeam ambassador Shane Warne will assist RR coach Paddy Upton this seasonThey have been an integral part of India’s journey to the top of the ladder in Test cricket, but the next two months will see Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli fight it out as both teams look to win the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).While Kohli has led RCB for a while now, this will be Rahane’s second season as RR captain and head coach Paddy Upton is excited to have the calm and cool ‘Jinx’ (as Rahane is fondly called) at the helm of affairs.Speaking to IANS, Upton made it clear that while comparisons were a part and parcel of any sport, both Rahane and Kohli were unique in their own ways and the way Jinx reads situations and his teammates, is what makes him succeed.”You get players who are naturally big-pictured and strategically minded individuals and they make good on-field captains and then you get some who are very good people leaders and inspire other players. Each captain brings a different quality with their leadership which then needs to be balanced by other senior players.”Rahane has his own unique way of reading and understanding the game and dealing with people. His personality is very different from that of Virat Kohli so they have their own unique strengths,” he said.Rahane was elevated to the captain’s role last season after Steve Smith was suspended, due to the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test. This season will see the India batsman take charge for the second time.advertisementAsked if there would be added pressure on the captain since the team did well under him in 2018, Upton feels otherwise.”I think it will actually be less pressure as the first time you have to adjust a lot more and now there is more comfort so I feel he will be more at home.”Coming back to Smith, the former Australia skipper is already with the team and Upton is excited to have him not just as a solid bat in the middle-order, but also as someone who will keep helping the youngsters in the RR unit.”Smith is a seriously good player. He knows how to pace an innings or set the chase. He will be hungry and looking to get back into the groove as early as possible. I feel he will be the perfect support for Rahane in helping with decision-making. Exciting to have him back in the middle-order,” he said.Two other players who will be looking to play an integral role in this edition if RR are to go on and lift the trophy are Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Upton says that he is banking on them to make it count.”Every player in the XI is important and then you have some who are match winners. Ben Stokes is one of them. We want to create a culture which will give him the best possible chance to fire as often as possible. This will be my first season with him.”Jos has been very successful not just for England or in the IPL. He has done well for almost all teams he has played for. He is a class-player and he is going to have a minimum of 35 quality bowlers bowling at him and I don’t think they can keep him quiet,” he explained.While RR has done well as a unit constantly, the trophy has eluded them post their maiden triumph in 2008 and Upton believes that the team will be working towards improving in all possible areas to increase the chances of lifting the coveted title.”Each year we are looking to pay more attention to what we call the 1 per cent-ers. Just to be in constant search to do whatever possible to give us the best chance to succeed. Luck is a factor in T20 cricket and one individual can make the difference. Looking to constantly improve. We have some new plans and ideas so looking to be positive.”We have got a slightly more older/senior players than previous years. But that isn’t by design. The philosophy is to give people opportunities to flourish won’t change,” he said.A chat with the head coach of RR remains incomplete without a mention of team ambassador Shane Warne and Upton says he is looking forward to having the leg-spinner around.”I have never worked with Shane before. Looking to meet him and build the relationship so that we can extract the best out of that mind for the players,” he concluded.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. 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PM Narendra Modi biopic is Vivek Oberoi saying Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar, Lok Sabha 2019 and 2024

first_imgPM Narendra Modi biopic is Vivek Oberoi saying Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar, Lok Sabha 2019 and 2024Vivek Oberoi, who stars in and as PM Narendra Modi, has been closely associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party for several years now.advertisement Next Samrudhi Ghosh New DelhiApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 10, 2019 17:22 IST Vivek Oberoi at the trailer launch of PM Narendra Modi in MumbaiOmung Kumar’s PM Narendra Modi was scheduled to hit the theatres on April 11, the very same day that the first phase of Lok Sabha polls begins. The conveniently timed release had several claiming that the biopic of the incumbent prime minister is nothing but a surreptitious advertisement for ‘Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar’.However, earlier today, the Election Commission stalled the release of the PM Narendra Modi biopic, on the grounds that it could influence the votes of the audience.Vivek Oberoi, who plays the eponymous role in PM Narendra Modi, has been a vocal supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and campaigned for Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014. He even attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014. On both occasions, he prominently sported a lotus (the symbol of the ruling party) on his ‘Modi jacket’. When asked about his close association with the party, Vivek told India Today Television, “I don’t belong to the BJP, I belong to India.” Interestingly, this year, he is among the star campaigners for the BJP in Gujarat and will travel to various constituencies in the state to attempt to woo voters.Even though the BJP has no ostensible connection with the PM Narendra Modi biopic, the film has their stamp of approval. If the first poster was launched by BJP leader and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, the second poster was supposed to be launched by BJP president Amit Shah.Perhaps, Vivek is laying the groundwork for joining the BJP a few years from now. At a recent interaction with students in Vadodara, he opened up about the possibility of him contesting the Lok Sabha election 2024.advertisement”If I join politics, I might think of contesting from Vadodara in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections just because of the love and affection people gave PM Narendra Modi when he contested from here,” he said.Whether it is showing up at the trailer launch in his Narendra Modi attire or bringing his warcry – Modi hai toh mumkin hai – to the event, Vivek is making no bones about the fact that he is endorsing the prime minister.”Maine film bhakton ke liye nahi, deshbhakton ke liye banayi hai,” he told India Today Television.Vivek emphasised during the interview that the PM Narendra Modi biopic is not an attempt to sway voters in favour of the BJP. “It is just a coincidence that the film is releasing ahead of the election. It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So I stand my ground there. I don’t need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world,” he said.Like these ‘billions of people’, Vivek too has found a hero in PM Narendra Modi. Come 2024, BJP might just give the actor a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Narendra Modi’s own constituency: Vadodara.ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi biopic stalled by Election Commission. No release on April 11?ALSO WATCH: Vivek Oberoi says PM Narendra Modi biopic is an inspirational story of a man who inspires millionsHowever, looks like we will have to wait another week to see the biopic on PM Narendra Modi.Also Read | Vivek Oberoi on PM Narendra Modi: Did the biopic because Prime Minister inspires meAlso Read | Lok Sabha Election 2019: All dates, full schedule, constituency-wise details, all you need to knowAlso Watch | It is my Army, it is Modi’s Army: Vivek Oberoi ahead of Modi biopic releaseGet 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 PM Narendra ModiFollow Vivek Oberoilast_img read more

IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals Chepauk mantra after MI outclass CSK to reach final

first_img Akshay Ramesh ChennaiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 20:03 IST Mumbai Indians have beaten Chennai Super Kings 7 times in their last 8 meetings in IPL ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMI reached their 5th IPL final after beating CSK in Qualifier 1 on TuesdayCSK haven’t beaten MI at Chepauk since 2010MI extended their Chepauk record to 5 wins from 7 matches on TuesdayThe MA Chidambaram Stadium has been Chennai Super Kings’ fortress over the years. In fact, MS Dhoni’s men have won 19 of their last 24 matches at the “Anbuden”.Over the years, Chennai Super Kings have banked on their performances on the slow Chepauk pitches to outfox opponents and consistently qualify for playoffs. However, when Mumbai Indians invade, Chepauk no longer remains the three-time champions’ den.Mumbai Indians were at it again in Chennai as they thrashed Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and made it to their fifth final. | MI vs CSK Qualifier 1 – Highlights | Report |On a sluggish wicket at Chpeauk, Mumbai beat Chennai in their own game — use the spinners and strangulate the batting side.Mumbai Indians clinched a comfortable six-wicket win after restricting Chennai Super Kings to a below-par 131 for 4 in 20 overs. Rahul Chahar (2 for 14), Krunal Pandya (1 for 21) and Jayant Yadav (1 for 25) put the brakes on the scoring rate and kept even the likes of MS Dhoni quiet in front of a sea of yellow.Mumbai Indians have extended their positive record at Chepauk to 5-2 and are now unbeaten at CSK’s fortress since 2010. In IPL 2019, Mumbai have successfully overcome the Chepauk hurdle twice.Shedding light on Mumbai Indians’ consistent success in Chennai over the years, captain Rohit Sharma said their all-conditions attack and a batting unit that is keen on executing its plans well have helped them tame CSK at their own backyard.”We’ve got a balanced squad. Whatever the conditions are, we’ve got the squad for them. Have the balance we need on that kind of pitch. Even the batters are confident in what they want to execute. That’s probably one of the reasons we’ve had some success in Chennai because we play the conditions well and understand the conditions well,” Rohit Sharma said on Tuesday.advertisement5th @IPL final2010 -2013 -2015 -2017 -2019 – ?#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvCSK @surya_14kumar pic.twitter.com/hUcgEXGvweMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 7, 2019Mumbai Indians reached the fifth IPL final after their dominant win over Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. MS Dhoni’s men, on the other hand, will take a detour to Visakhapatnam to take on the winner of Wednesday’s Eliminator between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Qualifier 2 on Friday.”Was a great effort. Great feeling to know that we’ll be playing the finals. Three days now in which we can switch off before the final. Much needed break,” an elated Rohit added.Surykumar probably one of MI’s best batsmen: RohitMeanwhile, Rohit Sharma also heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav, who stole the show with the bat with a well-paced 71 off just 54 balls.Mumbai Indians were jolted early in their chase of 132 as they lost both openers Rohit and Quinton de Kock cheaply inside the powerplay. However, Suryakumar Yadav batted with a lot of maturity and kept the scoreboard ticking along without taking a lot of risks.The Surya that shone with in Chennai! How @mipaltan made an early entry into the #VIVOIPL 2019 final #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/U2GmM4B32vIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2019Suryakumar remained unbeaten as he guided his team home. The Mumbai Ranji Trophy captain had hit 10 fours but not a single six on a difficult wicket against three quality spinners in Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh.”He [Suryakumar] is probably one of our best batsmen against spin. We knew the spin threat they possess will be a huge factor. Surya plays spin very well. I’ve seen him at close quarters. The shots he plays behind the wicket, those are not easy shots. Always knew he was going to come good at some stage,” Rohit said.Also Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni wants batsmen to do better with 1 chance left for final berthAlso 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 Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow MA Chidambaram StadiumFollow Suryakumar YadavFollow Rahul Chahar IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma reveals Chepauk mantra after MI outclass CSK to reach finalMumbai Indians extended their dominance over Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk as they clinched a six-wicket win in Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League. Having sealed a direct berth to the final of IPL 2019, captain Rohit Sharma shed light on what helps the three-time champions consistently play well against MS Dhoni’s menadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma best one-day player in the world, says Virat Kohli

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma best one-day player in the world, says Virat KohliIndia vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli heaped praise on Rohit Sharma who hit his 4th hundred of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Rohit was named man-of-the-match for his 104 as India beat Bangladesh to reach the semi-finals.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 23:57 IST Rohit Sharma is congratulated by captain Virat Kohli. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli said Rohit Sharma is the best ODI player in the world after India reached the 2019 World Cup semisRohit was named man-of-the-match for his 104 – he now has 4 hundreds in the 2019 World CupKohli also lauded Bangladesh for putting up a spirited fight in Birmingham on TuesdayVirat Kohli lauded Rohit Sharma after India defeated a spirited Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-finals. Rohit was named man-of-the-match after he hit 104 – this was his 4th hundred of the World Cup.Rohit Sharma is now the leading run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup with 544 runs. Only one other batsman – Kumar Sangakkara – has hit 4 hundred in a single edition of the World Cup. Dropped on 9, Rohit made Bangladesh pay with some sensational stroke play on a flat pitch.Virat Kohli has long admired Rohit Sharma’s batting prowess and he did not hold back in his praise of his deputy after India clinched victory.”I have been watching it for years now, I have been saying it publicly, in my opinion Rohit is the best one-day player,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “When he plays, we are heading towards a big score and it really helps with the way he’s playing.”Rohit scored an unbeaten 122 in a tricky run chase against South Africa before hitting 140 against Pakistan. His 102 against England went in vain in Birmingham on Sunday but 2 days later, Rohit returned to the same venue to score a match-winning hundred.Virat Kohli also doffed his hat to Bangladesh who came close in their chase of 315. Shakib Al Hasan set it up for his team before some lower-order hitting made India nervous in the closing stages of the game.At the end of the day, Kohli was a relieved man after India became only the 2nd team to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.advertisement”I mean Bangladesh has played some really good cricket in the tournament. They deserve a lot of credit for the fight they put up, even till the last wicket I think they were in the game.”We had to work hard for the win but very happy that we saw ‘Q’ (Qualified) in front of the team in the table now,” Kohli said.Also Read | India qualify for World Cup semi-finals for 7th timeAlso Read | World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Bangladesh vs IndiaFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

Xiaomi’s latest 20000mAh power bank now supports 18W fast charging on dual USB ports, launched in India

first_imgXiaomi’s latest 20000mAh power bank now supports 18W fast charging on dual USB ports, launched in IndiaXiaomi has updated its 20000mAh power bank and launched it in India. The power bank now supports 18W fast charging and comes with two USB ports.advertisement Next Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 10:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi announced its updated Mi PowerBank 2i 20000mAh for the Indian market.Xiaomi has now extended support for 18W fast charging.The fast charging option will be available on both the USB ports.Xiaomi has been doing a lot of accessories lately in a bid to expand into different lifestyle categories. Recently, we saw the brand coming up with an electric trimmer and sports shoes. However, Xiaomi had originally started diversifying with its range of power banks and it has kept refreshing them in order to keep them relevant in the market. Xiaomi has now updated its bigger capacity power bank for India and those with fast chargers should be very happy about it.Earlier in the day, Xiaomi announced its updated Mi PowerBank 2i 20000mAh for the Indian market. Xaiomi hasn’t messed with the battery capacity in the power bank but it has added a major useful feature to make it more relevant to modern smartphone owners. And it’s not the design or screen. Instead, Xiaomi has now extended support for 18W fast charging.The 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will offer 18W fast charging for supported phones. The fast charging option will be available on both the USB ports, meaning that one can charge two phones at a time at full 18W fast charging speeds, provided that the phone supports 18W fast charging. Note that the 18W support comes for DC 5.1V/2.4A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A output. It will also support 10W fast charging with DC 5V/2A output.Rest of the features stays unchanged for the power bank. Xiaomi has gone for a matte black sandstone finish on the powerbank. It still comes with 9 layers of circuit protection and has a Low Power mode for wireless accessories to avoid damaging the circuits.Xiaomi says that one can charge its Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro three times on a single charge whereas it will charge the iPhone 7 7.2 times.advertisementThe 20000mAh Mi PowerBank 2i is selling at a price of Rs 1,499 on Mi.com and Flipkart. If you want something similar at a lower price, you can also go for the 10000mAh Mi PowerBank 2i that starts from Rs 899 on Mi.com.The 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i is suitable for users of the Redmi Note 7 Pro who want to have faster 18W charging on the move. The Redmi Note 7 Pro still comes with a 10W fast charger and customers have to spend extra for the 18W fast charger.ALSO READ | Redmi GM confirms Redmi Note 8, says will be more powerful than Redmi Note 7ALSO READ | Xiaomi launches Mi Gaming laptop 2019 edition: Specs, design, features, price and everything elseALSO READ | Flipkart National Shopping Days sale smartphone deals revealed, will begin on August 8Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Xiaomilast_img read more

Crystal Palace hand Manchester United their 1st defeat of Premier League season

first_imgCrystal Palace hand Manchester United their 1st defeat of Premier League seasonJordan Ayew and Van Aanholt scored for Crystal Palace as they stunned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Old Trafford in their Premier League meeting on Saturday. advertisement Reuters ManchesterAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 21:50 IST Manchester United slumped to their 1st defeat of the new season at home on Saturday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVan Aanholt scored a stoppage-time goal to seal Crystal Palace’s winMarcus Rashford missed a 2nd-half penalty for UnitedPaul Pogba’s howler highlights United’s horror show at Old TraffordA stoppage-time goal by defender Patrick van Aanholt gave Crystal Palace a memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United after a toothless display by the home side in the Premier League on Saturday.Van Aanholt powered a shot past United keeper David De Gea following a howler by Paul Pogba after Daniel James scored in the 89th minute to cancel out a first-half opener by Jordan Ayew for the visitors.Ayew scored against the run of play in the 32nd minute as Palace punished United’s lack of creativity in midfield and bite up front, with Marcus Rashford missing a 70th-minute penalty for the home side.Palace were rewarded for their first foray into the United half, as Jeffrey Schlupp headed on goalkeeper Vicente Guaita’s punt upfield and Ayew steered a low shot past De Gea after taking the ball in his stride.With time running out for United, Wales winger James equalised when he curled a delightful shot into the top corner but the home side’s joy was short-lived as Palace grabbed the winner several minutes later.Pogba, who missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, compounded another poor performance when he gave the ball away in the danger zone and Van Aanholt pounced to beat De Gea with a low shot from 12 metres.Also Read | Andres Iniesta spoils Fernando Torres’ retirement gameAlso 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 Nextlast_img read more