6 days agoNewcastle defender Dummett confident Longstaff will pen new terms

first_imgNewcastle defender Dummett confident Longstaff will pen new termsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is confident Matty Longstaff will pen new terms.Longstaff is now in talks over a six-year deal following his dream debut.Dummett said: “He’ll probably have the same thing that happened to me.“I signed the contract quite soon after that game and the club will be looking to tie him down as quickly as they can — because they know how much of an asset he can be.“He fully deserves that. So hopefully they can agree on something and we can have him here for a long time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: UCLA Wrote A 2-Page “ESPN The Magazine” Article Predicting The Future Of 4-Star TE Chris Clark As A Recruiting Pitch

first_imgUCLA pitches TE Chris Clark.Chris Clark doesn’t know where he will be playing college football, but UCLA claims to know the future of the four-star tight end. As a recruiting pitch to the 6-foot-6, 247-pound prospect, the Bruins’ recruiting staff wrote a fake, two-page ESPN The Magazine article about what Clark will do at UCLA. According to the story, Clark will: Score a 57-yard touchdown on his first snap as a Bruin. Be a consensus first-team All-American all three seasons at UCLA.Lead the Bruins to the College Football Playoff as a sophomore. Win the Mackey Award and a national championship as a junior. Leave school for the NFL after his junior season, become “Rob Gronkowski 2.0.”Here’s the story. It’s pretty great. Coolest recruiting pitch pic.twitter.com/hbDZO5ztLt— Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) January 15, 2015Creating mock magazine covers is commonplace in recruiting, but a two-page article is something we haven’t seen before. Well done, UCLA.last_img read more

College Football’s Biggest “Sleeping Giants”

first_imgCollege Football Map.CFB Map“Sleeping giant” is a term people love to throw around in the college football world. Everyone kind of has their own definition for what a “sleeping giant” is, but it can basically be summed up like this: a college football program that, for whatever the reason, has yet to reach its full potential, a potential that is at a national title-level. Who are the biggest sleeping giants in college football, then? SB Nation’s Bill Connelly tweeted out this question this morning. Sunday pop quiz: What program do you consider the biggest potential sleeping giant in college football?— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) July 10, 2016He didn’t himself give an answer. Other people responded, though. Here are the answers: @SBN_BillC UNC UCF is a P5 starter kit but in P5 probably UNC but that’s 60% bc of schedule. I can’t believe I’m typing this but Miami?— Geoffrey Mitchell (@geoffmitchell) July 10, 2016@SBN_BillC Miami— ᴏsᴄᴀʀ ɢᴀᴍʙʟᴇ (@OscarGambler) July 10, 2016 @SBN_BillC Neb or Miami. I would say my AU Tigers but they never really sleep, they just nap from time to time. They’re waking up for ’16.— Jarred Graves (@guitarist1984) July 10, 2016@SBN_BillC Houston or Colorado— Joel Smith (@joelestra) July 10, 2016 @SBN_BillC Georgia should be way better. Top 5 HS FBall state and no in state rivals for the top crutes. They could be ‘Bama.— That Guy (@improbus00) July 10, 2016@SBN_BillC Maryland.— THE KEY PLAY (@thekeyplay) July 10, 2016 @SBN_BillC unc— Allen Kenney (@BlatantHomerism) July 10, 2016@SBN_BillC Arizona State.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) July 10, 2016 @SBN_BillC Washington.— RS (@godaytonflyers) July 10, 2016You can read all the responses here.My answer: Georgia.last_img read more

Valverde: Suarez goal was ‘clear’

first_imgErnesto Valverde is convinced the officials made the correct decision in allowing Luis Suarez’s goal to stand despite Leganes’ protests in Barcelona’s 3-1 win on Sunday.Leganes had made things interesting in Camp Nou when Martin Braithwaite cancelled out Ousmane Dembele’s opener in the second half.The goal forced Valverde to introduce Lionel Messi from the bench, and he inspired Barca to go on and win – playing a role in Suarez’s goal before then rounding things off late on. 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? Suarez’s goal was contentious from Leganes’ perspective, as Ivan Cuellar saved Messi’s strike and then the Uruguayan netted from close range, appearing to collide with the goalkeeper at the same time.Replays showed that, although there was contact, it was minimal and the goal stood even after a VAR review, angering Leganes.Valverde thinks sense prevailed, however.”I thought it was a goal,” Valverde told Movistar. “What can I say, everyone sees it from their point of view, but if the referee has given it, it will be a goal.”With VAR, the controversy is not over. It’s a clear goal. Suarez does not touch the goalkeeper, they have reviewed it.”There will always be controversy, mistakes will follow and you have to accept the error. That [errors] will not end with VAR, nor if it was a robot refereeing.”Carles Alena impressed in midfield before being withdrawn for Messi shortly after the Leganes equaliser.The crowd reacted negatively to Alena’s withdrawal, but Valverde made the change for a specific reason.Speaking in his post-match news conference, Valverde said: “Alena played a great match, but we thought it was a good idea to make changes at 1-1.”[Ivan] Rakitic and Messi are used to playing together and we have opted for a turn, but that does not mean it [Alena’s performance] was not good.”The other day the full game, Alena did not play and today he did. We have to give everyone games because they are all important.”last_img read more

Brazil calm fears over Arthur injury

first_imgBrazil boss Tite is optimistic midfielder Arthur will be fit for the Copa America after an injury scare.The Barcelona player was caught by a poor challenge from Honduras winger Romell Quioto, who was sent off, during Brazil’s 7-0 friendly victory.Although Arthur was treated before being substituted, concerns about the state of his affected knee were soon allayed by coach Tite. 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? He said to reporters: “Arthur is fine. I spoke to him. He told me it was just a knock. And I saw in his face that he is well.”I don’t want to second-guess the doctor, he’ll confirm all this for you, but from his mood, I saw it was just a knock.”Hosts Brazil begin their Copa America campaign against Bolivia on Friday in Sao Paulo, with star man Neymar already ruled out of the tournament by injury.They then face Venezuela and Peru as they seek a first continental triumph since 2007.The last thing that the Selecao need before their latest trophy quest gets underway is to see more key men ruled out.Tite is already having to work out how to counter the loss of Neymar.His Paris Saint-Germain team-mate, Thiago Silva, has suggested that Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho will be the man Brazil look to for inspiration.He told reporters: “Coutinho had a difficult season in Barcelona. It was demanding and they booed him many times, but here in the team he is our reference, especially when we don’t have Neymar.”Coutinho calls for the game. In the two friendlies we played he was the best player on the pitch, not only because of passes and goals, but also with his defence. He is finding his happiness again.”I’m very happy and not at all comfortable talking about this player because we are very close.”We need him, especially now with the absence of Neymar.”Brazil called up Chelsea winger Willian to replace Neymar in their Copa America squad.last_img read more

Liverpool vs Sevilla: Wilson given another start

first_imgLiverpool tackle Sevilla in Boston on Sunday in what is their fourth pre-season friendly of the summer.Jurgen Klopp watched his side succumb 3-2 in a thrilling match against Borussia Dortmund on Friday, having previously eased past local opposition in the form of Tranmere and Bradford on British soil.The Spaniards, meanwhile, will play their third match this summer, having already seen off English opponents in the form of Reading. Last week they beat FC Dallas 3-1, but this stands as the biggest test for new coach Julen Lopetegui so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game Liverpool vs Sevilla Date Sunday, July 21 Time 11:00pm BST / 6:30pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US, the match can be streamed live on B/R Live. US TV channel Online stream n/a B/R Live In the UK, the match will be shown on LFC TV and can be streamed via LFC TV GO. UK TV channel Online stream LFC TV LFC TV GO Squads & Team News Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Mignolet, Ojrzynski, Atherton Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Van den Berg, Phillips, Lewis, Hoever, Larouci Midfielders Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Jones Forwards Brewster, Origi, Kent, Woodburn, Wilson, Duncan,  Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are both missing due to injury, while Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are all on holiday.Free agent Andy Lonergan has joined the squad to train in the USA as Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros are both injured, leaving the Reds short of cover.Liverpool starting XI: Lonergan; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Phillips, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson; Woodburn, Wilson, Origi. Position Sevilla squad Goalkeepers Vaclik, Sergio Rico, Javi Diaz Defenders Diego Carlos, Sergi Gomez, Kjaer, Carrico, Wobber, Kounde, Gnagnon, Corchia, Aleix Vidal, Escudero, Arana, Reguilon Midfielders Jesus Navas, Roque Mesa, Fernando, Jordan, Banega, Franco Vazquez Forwards Nolito, Ocampos, Oliver, Dabbur, De Jong, Munir, Ben Yedder, Juanpe, Lara, Pozo, Mena Sevilla have named a 33-man squad to travel to the USA, including newest signing Oliver Torres.Ibrahim Amadou has not travelled due to beaurocratic problems.Sevilla starting XI: Sergio Rico; Reguilon, Carrico, Diego Carlos; Jesus Navas, Fernando, Banega, Jordan; Nolito, De Jong, Ocampos.Match Preview Wilson Dortmund LiverpoolLiverpool face a quick turnaround following their 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Friday, with less than 48 hours recovery time before tackling Sevilla at Boston’s Fenway Park.Despite goals from youngsters Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster, head coach Jurgen Klopp was disappointed to see his side go down against his former side in Notre Dame, but is not expecting miracles from his European champions this early in the summer – particularly with key players still on holiday following international duty.The German, nevertheless, played it cool after watching his side concede three goals in under an hour against BVB in a fixture he described as Liverpool’s first “proper test” of the summer. “How we conceded the goals was due to the lack of organisation around the situations,” he indicated. “When you change a lot in the team then it’s quite difficult to have the perfect organisation. That will be better later in the pre-season and in the season of course, it has to and it will be. Apart from that, all good.“There were a lot of good things, some things which I didn’t like, that’s normal in pre-season. I decide what we do in training and I know how much we did yesterday in already pretty warm weather conditions.”I still don’t like what I see in the game very often in the pre-season, but I know the reason for it. I’m not over the moon when I think about our performance but I know there’s a lot to come and it’s all okay.”Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui, who is in his first role since being sacked by Real Madrid less than a year ago, was similarly circumspect after watching his side beat FC Dallas 3-1.“The important thing to take from this match is that everyone played,” he said. “It’s all the better that we gave minutes to all players.“There are positives to take but we must be back. It’s important to fine tune and make sure there are no injuries.”It seems that neither manager will be particularly concerned by the outcome of Sunday’s match, so long as they see an improvement from their respective sides. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Oklahoma Has Reportedly Fired DC Mike Stoops

first_imgLincoln Riley standing with his players on the sideline.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma fans were calling for Lincoln Riley to fire defensive coordinator Mike Stoops for most of Saturday’s disappointing loss to Texas. According to a new report, Sooners fans have gotten their wish.Stoops, the brother of former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, has reportedly been let go.TFB Sooners broke the news tonight, reporting that Stoops is out as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator. The news was broken by TFB Sooners contributor James Hale.From the report:TFB contributor, James Hale has learned through sources that Mike Stoops is no longer the defensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. No word yet on who will replace him moving forward.Stoops has been Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator since 2012. He was previously on the staff from 1999-2003, but led Arizona’s program from 2004-11.The defensive coordinator took the blame for Oklahoma’s 48-45 loss on Saturday.“I’m extremely disappointed in my inability to get this team to play at a higher level,” Stoops told reporters. “It takes everybody pulling the same way, and I certainly take a lot of that responsibility.”Riley was frustrated with the defensive performance, too.“We didn’t tackle well … I didn’t think we covered well … And the glaring deal was the third-and-longs,” Riley said. “We didn’t get enough stops.”There were some who doubted Oklahoma would be willing to make a change, considering Mike Stoops is the brother of the Sooners’ legendary head coach, but it appears the loss to Texas was the final straw.Stay tuned.last_img read more

ESPN Releases New Bowl Predictions After Week 7

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Given all the surprising results from Week 7 in college football, the bowl picture has been greatly altered. The latest predictions show that.Four top-10 teams lost yesterday, including an undefeated Georgia squad. The top 25 rankings were shuffled tremendously.Coming off Saturday, ESPN has unveiled its latest bowl projections. As we said, there are changes from last week’s edition.Here are the bowl predictions after Week 7 from ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman:CFB Playoff at the Orange BowlBonagura: Clemson vs. Ohio State Sherman: Clemson vs. Ohio StateCFB Playoff at the Cotton BowlBonagura:  Alabama vs. Notre Dame Sherman: Alabama vs. Notre DameTexas Bowl Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Iowa State Sherman: Auburn vs. West VirginiaCamping World BowlBonagura: Duke vs. Texas Tech Sherman: Duke vs. Iowa StateAlamo BowlBonagura: Washington vs. West Virginia Sherman: Texas Tech vs. OregonPeach BowlBonagura: Georgia vs. NC State Sherman: Georgia vs. NC StateGator BowlBonagura: Auburn vs. Michigan State Sherman: Tennessee vs. WisconsinFiesta BowlBonagura: Texas vs. UCF Sherman: UCF vs. OklahomaRose BowlBonagura: Michigan vs. Oregon Sherman: Michigan vs. WashingtonOutback BowlBonagura: Mississippi State vs. Iowa Sherman: Kentucky vs. Penn StateSugar BowlBonagura: LSU vs. Oklahoma Sherman: Texas vs. LSUCitrus BowlBonagura: Florida vs. Penn State Sherman: Florida vs. IowaYou can view their full bowl predictions here.last_img read more

College Football Star Announces He’s Transferring

first_imgA generic picture of a football pylon.BLACKSBURG, VA – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of an end zone pylon during the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)One of the top players on Virginia Tech’s defense has issued a stunning announcement, revealing that he’s transferring out of the program.Rico Kearney, a standout linebacker for the Hokies, announced on Twitter today that he’s going to transfer out.The linebacker announced the news on Twitter:Humbled beginnings ??✊?…. leaving it in God’s hands. pic.twitter.com/xvVKByhQ3x— Rico Kearney (@38savage_VT) November 18, 2018Kearney, a class of 2017 recruit, had nearly 20 tackles in a game just two weeks ago.“Wow. Linebacker Rico Kearney announces on Twitter that he plans to transfer. Had 18 tackles against BC two weeks ago when Rayshard Ashby was hurt. Gave way back a healthy Ashby against Miami. That was quick,” Andy Bitter tweeted.Wow. Linebacker Rico Kearney announces on Twitter that he plans to transfer. Had 18 tackles against BC two weeks ago when Rayshard Ashby was hurt. Gave way back a healthy Ashby against Miami. That was quick. #Hokies https://t.co/q6prNdKGgb— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) November 18, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

Houston Cheerleader Updates Her Status After Dangerous Fall On Friday

first_img After the game was over, the cheerleader made sure to let everyone know it was her who fell – and she seems to be doing just fine.She even had fun with it, telling everyone she made ESPN.Check me out I made ESPN (I’m the one falling) https://t.co/TpIjT7IE96— cara (@anne_cara) September 14, 2019The immediate reaction from those watching the video was to call out Carcaterra for not immediately making sure she was okay. However, she made sure to let everyone know, the ESPN reporter came to check on her after she met with the medical staff.“He came to check on me after I got checked out by staff,” she said on Twitter.We’re glad she’s doing okay after the scary fall. Houston Cougars cheerleaders at a game vs. ECU.HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)On Friday night, Washington State put its undefeated record on the line against the Houston Cougars. It was an all-Cougar affair, one that Mike Leach and company took advantage of.Washington State took home a 31-24 win, moving to 3-0 on the season.Despite the action on the field, it was an incident off the field that had everyone talking. As a Houston player slid out of bounds, ESPN sideline reporter Paul Carcaterra attempted to get out of the way.In doing so, he ran right into the base of a cheerleader formation. The move caused one cheerleader to fall from the top.last_img read more

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan begin preparations for ODIs

first_imgIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan begin preparations for ODIsIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu were seen training at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the 1st ODIadvertisement Rajarshi Gupta SydneyJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 14:42 IST MS Dhoni will back in the Team India fold in the one-dayers (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia’s limited-overs specialists started training for the ODI series vs AustraliaMS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu were seen practicing at the optional training sessionIndia take on Australia in the first ODI of the three-match series at SCG on January 12MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and India’s other limited-overs specialists sweated it out at an optional training session ahead of the first ODI against Australia in Sydney.India will play a three-match ODI series against Australia starting January 12. The first match will be played in Sydney on January 12, the second in Adelaide on January 15 while the third ODI will be played in Melbourne on January 18.These are exciting times for Indian cricket.On Monday, India became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australiia. Having won the first Test in Adelaide and the third in Melbourne, India looked good to win the New Year’s Test in Sydney before rain played spoilsport.Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s optional training session ahead of the 1st ODI against Australia. pic.twitter.com/HDuR3hDcjaBCCI (@BCCI) January 9, 2019However, after the euphoria of the last few days, the focus will shift to the other big guns in the Indian team.MS Dhoni, who had retired from Test cricket in 2014 in Australia, will be one man to watch out for. He did not have a great 2018, managing only 275 runs from 20 ODIs. With the World Cup only a few months away, Dhoni will be looking to make the most of the games in Australia (and later in New Zealand).Dhoni along with Rayudu, Dhawan and the others chose to practice in the optional training session on Wednesday.We are what we repeatedly do! Excellence is not an act but a habit! pic.twitter.com/V0VlWwbqcRadvertisementIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 9, 2019India have been in Australia since November. They started off with the T20I series which was drawn 1-1 after the final match in Sydney was washed out. India proceeded to win the Test series 2-1 and will now look to their ODI specialists to continue the good work.Rohit Sharma, who returned home after the third Test for the birth of his daughter, also joined up the Indian team. His form will once again be crucial when he walks out to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan.Rohit finished 2018 as the second highest run-scorer behind Virat Kohli. Rohit scored 1030 runs and hit five hundreds in what was a fruitful year for India in limited-overs cricket.Dhawan, who scored 897 runs from 19 ODIs last year, was also seen training on Wednesday.Also Read | India look to close in on No.1 England in ICC ODI RankingsAlso Read | Babysitter Rishabh Pant in high demand as Rohit Sharma and Bonnie Paine seek helpAlso Read | So cute! Jasprit Bumrah bowled over by Aussie kid imitating his actionFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ODIFollow IndiaFollow Sydney Cricket GroundFollow ODI serieslast_img read more

Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shot

first_imgMithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotSpeaking at India Today Conclave 2019, Mithali Raj said Indian women’s cricket is on the right track, especially with the confidence the team has had after reaching the final of the World Cup in 2017advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 18:09 IST Vishal GhavriMithali Raj (Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team) and Mary Kom (Boxer, Olympic Medalist) at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 1st March 2019. Photograph by Vishal GhavriHIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj said India women’s cricket team is on the right track after the 2017 World CupMithali Raj also pointed out how women’s cricket has changed over the years in the countryMary Kom, celebrating her 36th birthday on Friday, recollected the struggles she had to go through over the yearsIndia’s batting great and women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj has said she is confident of representing the senior national team at the 2021 Women’s World Cup. Raj added that she wants the team to go one step further in the upcoming edition after having finished runners-up twice in the past.Speaking at India Today Conclave 2019, Mithali Raj said: “Well, I will definitely give it a shot because, after the 2017 World Cup, the India team is doing well in the ODIs. Out of 6 series, we have won 5 series. So I think, It’s credible. Seeing the momentum we have gained after the World Cup, I see myself playing the 2021 World Cup.The captain added: “I want to see India as No. 1. Twice I have been unlucky, finishing No. 2 at the World Cup.”Mithali Raj, 36, also pointed out that women’s cricket in India is on the right track, especially after the 2017 World Cup wherein India finished as the runner-up after an inspiring run in the 50-over tournament. India lost to hosts England in a hard-fought final.Ever since the World Cup, India have won five out of the six series they have played. Mithali Raj, only recently, led India to a 2-1 series win over the reigning world champions at home.Having collected four points from the series, India are on the second spot of the ICC Women’s Championships (2017 to 2021) with 16 points from 15 matches, only behind Australia who have 20 points from 11 matches. India are on track to earn a direct berth for the 2021 World Cup, which has been Raj’s priority in the lead up to the big tournament.advertisementRaj recollected that the women’s team hardly had media attention when the team, led by her in 2005, finished runners-up at the World Cup. However, she said she was stunned by the reception they received after they landed in India from England in 2017.”Well, 2005 India were runners up. In spite of doing very well, not many acknowledged. Even today, I don’t think people realise India were twice runners-up. The only similarity is we’ve managed to finish runner-up,” Mithali Raj said.The 36-year-old captain added: “Back then, the composition was different. The way we travelled and the preparation were different. In 2005, not many recognised we were progressing towards the final. Maybe, only our parents knew we were playing the final. Even after the final, when we came back only a few of our friends and family came to receive us a the airport.”In 2017, the life was a flip. From the first game to the final, a lot of people followed us. Thanks to social media and the way media covered the tournament. When we travelled back to India, I thought it would back to the same old grind since we had not won the World Cup. But even to walk 100m from the airport, it was difficult because so many people had gathered. There were so many differences between 2005 and 2017.””Back then we were not paid, We have travelled in economy class even to New Zealand. Today, we are looked after very well by the board. These things matter a lot when you’re playing at the professional level for the country.”Mary Kom credits husband’s support for extended career Mithali Raj (Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team) and Mary Kom (Boxer, Olympic Medalist) at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 1st March 2019. Photograph by Vishal GhavriMeanwhile, six-time world champion Mary Kom, speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019 on her 36th birthday, said she is determined to represent India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and bid for the elusive Olympic gold.Recollecting the support she had received from her husband during a crucial phase of her career when her son had to undergo surgery for a heart ailment, Mary said: “I am so lucky I have supportive parents, in-laws, my husband. My husband is very supportive. I am the most luckiest woman because I am married to him. During the time when my son was unwell, he had a hole in the heart. You’ve seen in the biopic also, they have added a bit of that part. I was supposed to give up. If I recollect them, I am getting emotional, still shivering and shaking.”That challenge was so hard. Being a mother, how I can leave my son and go abroad for competition? That’s very difficult.”My husband pushed me, saying ‘you should go, you play and win and come back’. Whatever the responsibility back at home, he said he will take care of it. He told I shouldn’t be even a bit worried about my son. My husband pushed me. When I competed in the competition and I won the championships, I got the best boxer award also. God is so kind that, the date was not fixed and I was able to be with my son.advertisementNo pressure. Yes, after getting the sixth title, I am so happy to be an Indian. I have always had the dream… from the beginning only, I was only winning at the World Championships. Most of you know about the journey, it is a big challenge from the beginning. Before marriage, after marriage and after children, there are so many responsibilities. It’s an honour as well as the government has given me a chance to become Member of Parliament. After all the responsibilities, MP and blah..blah..blah. I try to spend some time with my children. I keep myself busy with training.”But once I commit to something, until and unless I fulfill, I won’t give up. Last year, I was committed to participating at the world championships, I focussed on it, assessed my opponents.”Also Read | Sad to lose 2 points, but series win over England will boost our confidence: Mithali RajAlso Read | Smriti Mandhana to lead India in three-match T20I series against EnglandAlso Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso 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 Mithali RajFollow Mary KomFollow India Today Conclave 2019Follow India women’s cricketFollow Women’s World Cup 2021last_img read more

Realme phone with pop-up camera teased in promo video, expected to launch in May

first_imgRealme phone with pop-up camera teased in promo video, expected to launch in MayRealme has posted a new promo video on its Weibo account showing off a mysterious new Realme phone with a pop-up selfie camera and notch-less display.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 29, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 09:47 IST HIGHLIGHTSA new promo video shows off Realme phone with pop-up selfie camera.The Relame phone is expected to launch in China next month.Realme’s next phone could come with a Snapdragon 730 chipset.Realme announced its entry into the Chinese market last week and the company is tipped to launch its phones sometime in May. It was previously expected that the company will bring its existing lineup of phones to China like the Realme 3 Pro (Review) and Realme C2, but it now looks like Realme also plans to unveil a brand new device as well. A new promo video was just uploaded on Realme’s official Weibo account, showing off a phone with a pop-up selfie camera.The promo video doesn’t mention the name of this Realme phone, but it’s clear that this is a new device that has not been launched in any market as yet. The most obvious takeaway from the video is that the Realme phone will offer a notch-less display with thin bezels all around and a noticeable chin. The phone will come with a pop-up camera system that rises from the center of the top frame. That’s pretty much all we get to see from the 47-second teaser. The video does not reveal what the back of the Realme phone looks like. As for the specs, some recent leaks by noted tipsters claim that the Realme phone will come with a Snapdragon 730 chipset, which sounds right considering Xiaomi is also planning to launch a Snapdragon 730-powered Redmi phone.Additionally, this upcoming Realme phone may also sport a large 6.5-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is also said to house a 3,680mAh battery. The Reame phone is also tipped to be 9.4mm thick, possibly due to the pop-up camera mechanism inside. Based on some renders spotted on Chinese certification site TENAA, the Realme phone will offer a 3D glass rear panel with a dual camera setup.advertisementRealme recently announced the Realme 3 Pro in India as its flagship device, but this upcoming phone looks to be a more premium flagship offering. It is unclear whether Realme plans to launch this pop-up camera phone in China alone or bring it to India as well. To recall, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth teased at the launch of the Realme 3 Pro that the company will be back for a launch in May.ALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeGet 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 Realmelast_img read more

Croatia’s Igor Stimac appointed as head coach of Indian football team

first_imgCroatia’s Igor Stimac appointed as head coach of Indian football teamIgor Stimac, who had led Croatia to the main draw of 2014 FIFA World Cup, has been given a two-year contract. He replaces Stephen Constantine who left the role in Januaryadvertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 13:13 IST Igor is the right candidate to coach the Blue Tigers: AIFF president Praful Patel (@IndianFootballTeam Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIgor Stimac has been appointed as the coach of Indian football teamCroatia tactician Igor Stimac has been handed a 2-year contractStimac’s first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Thailand from June 5Croatian World Cupper Igor Stimac was Wednesday appointed head coach of the Indian football team for a two-year term.The national team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January, following the creditable show at the AFC Asian Cup.The appointment was made by the AIFF’s executive committee.The 51-year-old Stimac, who was part of Croatia’s 1998 World Cup squad that finished third in France, comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and players back home, and internationally.As a coach, Stimac’s major achievement was guiding Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. During his tenure as the national coach of Croatia, he handed debuts to the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Alen Halilovic, and Ivan Perisic, amongst others.He also played a pivotal role in developing the likes of Dario Srna, Daniel Subasic, Ivan Strinic, Kovacic, Perisic, and other players. The centre-back has made 53 appearances for the national team.His last assignment was with Al-Shahania Club in Qatar.As a player, he was part the of the Croatia team that finished third in the 1998 World Cup, and a member of the national squad which qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship 1996 (Euro) in England.Besides, he was also a part of the Yugoslavia U-19 national team which won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1987.Welcoming Stimac to Indian football, AIFF president Praful Patel said, “Igor is the right candidate to coach the Blue Tigers. I welcome him on board. Indian football is going through a transition, and I am confident his vast experience will guide us to higher echelons.”advertisementGeneral secretary Kushal Das added, “Indian football would benefit immensely under Igor Stimac.”His credentials as a coach and experience as a player are sure to add immense value to the players, and the Indian football ecosystem. The momentum gained needs to be sustained.”Technical committee head Shyam Thapa, a former India international, said, “Mr. Stimac’s recommendation was unanimous.””All the members of the technical committee including the AIFF technical director Mr. Isac Doru were immensely impressed and convinced about him being best suited for the job. He is a World Cupper, and has guided Croatia to World Cup as a coach. Who else could have been a better candidate?” he quipped.”He also impressed us with his extensive research on Indian football.”Stimac’s first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Buriram, Thailand where the Blue Tigers play Curacao in their first match on June 5.Also Read | Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid exit amid rumours of Barcelona moveAlso Read | India football team’s performance can only go up: Udanta SinghAlso 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 Igor StimacFollow Indian football teamFollow India football coachlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Mohammad Azharuddin, Aakash Chopra laud India’s bowling attack

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

Virat Kohli 3rd India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runs

first_img scorecard commentary advertisement graphs No data available! view more view less Virat Kohli 3rd India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runsIndia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli joined an elite list when he became the 3rd India batsman to score 1000 runs in his World Cup career. This is Kohli’s 3rd World Cup. Rajarshi Gupta HeadingleyJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 21:53 IST (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are the 3 Indians with 1000 World Cup runsKohli got to the landmark in his 25th World Cup match during the game vs Sri LankaVirat Kohli has so far played 3 World Cups for India: 2011, 2015 and 2019Virat Kohli became the 3rd Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runs on Saturday. Kohli reached the milestone during India’s ongoing final group match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka at Leeds.Virat Kohli got to 1000 World Cup runs in his 25th match. This is his 3rd World Cup. Kohli was part of India’s World Cup-winning side in 2011 and played the 2015 World Cup as well when India lost to Australia in the semi-finals.As captain, Virat Kohli has had a sensational World Cup in England. After scoring only 18 against South Africa, Kohli hit successive half-centuries against Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England. He missed out on scoring his sixth-successive fifty after getting out for 26 against Bangladesh.Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were the only Indians to score more than 1000 runs in World Cup history before Virat Kohli joined the elite list.Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in all World Cups – he has 2278 runs in 45 matches from 1992 to 2011. He also has the most World Cup hundreds – 6.Sourav Ganguly, who formed a formidable opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, finished with 1006 runs from 21 World Cup matches from 1999 to 2007. He has 4 World Cup hundreds to his name.Also Read | Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single World CupAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah 2nd fastest India bowler to take 100 ODI wicketsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli sends match tickets to 87-year-old CharulataFor 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 Nextlast_img read more

Chhichhore: Tahir Raj Bhasin plays character inspired by Nitesh Tiwari’s senior from IIT Bombay

first_img Next Indo Asian News Service MumbaiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 17:28 IST Tahir Raj Bhasin on his role in Nitesh Tiwari’s ChhichhoreActor Tahir Raj Bhasin plays a champion sportsperson in Nitesh Tiwaris next film, Chhichhore. His character, Derek, is inspired by the Dangal director’s real-life senior from his engineering college days.”Derek, my character, in Chhichhore is actually based on the director’s real life senior in engineering college and I had no clue about it till he took me to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B),” said Tahir.”The original Derek was a rebel and a sports champ who oozed charisma. His style is an urban legend in hostel corridors even today. To inspire me for the part, Nitesh sir took me for a walk around his old campus, IIT Bombay, where Derek’s name is on the sports achievers boards in all the cafeterias and corridors,” he added.Speaking about his preparation of his role in Chhichhore, the actor said, “The details he divulged about Derek’s personality, popularity and swag were my ammunition to prepare for this role and I have tried to do justice to my director’s vision. Hopefully, the original Derek and batchmates from his era will be proud of how I have portrayed him on screen.advertisementApart from Tahir Raj Bhasin, Chhichhore also stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma in key roles.The film hit the screens on September 6, 2019.Watch the trailer here:ALSO READ | Chhichhore trailer out: Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor film will remind you of 3 IdiotsALSO READ | Confirmed: Tahir Raj Bhasin to play Sunil Gavaskar in Ranveer Singh’s 83ALSO READ | Aamir Khan pays surprise visit to Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari in Delhi. See picsALSO WATCH | Zaira Wasim quits films. What is choice when religion decides all?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 bynisha Tags :Follow Nitesh TiwariFollow ChhichhoreFollow Tahir Raj Bhasin Chhichhore: Tahir Raj Bhasin plays character inspired by Nitesh Tiwari’s senior from IIT BombayTahir Raj Bhasin, who is playing the role of Derek in the upcoming film Chhichhore, revealed that his character is inspired by director Nitesh Tiwari’s senior from IIT Bombay.advertisementlast_img read more

The Manual Wind: Ulysse Nardin Steel Anniversary

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion The lugs of a timepiece are extremely important.  I would liken then to the rims of a car.  These four identical pieces are not only necessary for the use of the item, but greatly effect the appearance aesthetically.  The point at which the strap is attached to the watch case can alter a watches personality greatly.  In the case of the new Ulysse Nardin Classico Manufacture 170th Anniversary, the lugs define the piece.At 40mm in diameter, this stainless steel dress piece is quite different from your typical Ulysse Nardin.  In the past, limited edition timepieces were made in precious metals only.  Here we have a limited edition of 170 pieces made in steel.  The dial of this piece is hand painted enamel which is more consistent with past UN limited pieces.  Blue roman numerals are matched with blue steel hands and a blue crocodile strap to make this classic yet casual dress look.  Below the in-house crafted dial lies the UN in-house caliber UN-320 movement which features a Silicium hair spring and anchor escapement.  The lugs of this limited piece and of the Classico line are what make this piece though.  Strong, angled, and pronounced, they take your average 40mm dress piece and add strength to the design.Ulysse Nardin is like many other brands, constantly introducing limited edition pieces.  Most are complicated and/or precious metals.  This piece is unique in that it is a dress piece made of stainless steel.  This does not detract from the piece one bit, rather making it more unique.  The dial and movement are both in-house products that truly exhibit the DNA of Ulysse Nardin.  Detail in dials, technology and new materials in their movements, and blue accents describe UN and this piece encompasses it all for their 170th Anniversary.last_img read more

The Rooms at Walker Inn: Sleep at the Bar

first_imgThere’s a bar in Los Angeles’ Koreatown that is now encouraging you to spend the night. The Walker Inn used to be the cool bar behind The Normandie Club with the secret door, but now it’s the cool bar behind the The Normandie Club with a secret door that has guest rooms with epic mini-bars. The bar was already awesome before this addition. The Walker Inn only serves 26 people at a time, and while they’re pretty great about accommodating walk-ins, this is a reservation kind of place. They have two cocktail menus, one is full of the classics and the other is a tasting menu that rotates every six weeks, taking inspiration from seasonal ingredients or even pop culture. Did we mention the secret door?Conventionally situated in a hotel, Proprietors, LLC and 213 Hospitality, the group behind The Walker Inn bar, realized this location provided the perfect opportunity to give patrons a boozy, retro, unique place to sleep it off. Or, more aptly, keep drinking. These companies are full of people who love and respect good booze, so they’ve taken the concept of the mini-bar and elevated it.Each of the ten rooms has a different theme, some are more 1970s-retro with a turntable and records for your auditory pleasure, while others have that 1950s grandfather’s office look, complete with typewriter (feel free to commit your brilliant, drunken thoughts to paper). The rooms will seamlessly transport you back in time to different eras, but the magnificent in-room bar unites them all.All the liquor is top-shelf, selected by the knowledgeable bartenders, but you also have any tool you’d need: glasses, shaker, bar spoon, strainers, complementary citrus, and the option of fresh juices and syrups are available for purchase. Actually, all of it, including their tools and glasses, are available for purchase. You are also provided with pre-made cocktails, Elyx Spritz and the Normandie’s Bloody Mary. The Miller Hi-Life pony and ibuprofen are on the house.These are rooms made by cocktail lovers for cocktail lovers. You’re going to be hard pressed to find a cooler, more unique experience than a night at The Walker Inn.Rates for The Walker Inn range from $195-$265 and you can make a reservation here. Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bagslast_img read more