10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal rout

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pulled up Fabinho after their thrashing of Arsenal.After the 5-1 win, Klopp admits he wanted better from the Brazil midfielder.Klopp said: “Fabinho hit two very average passes and he was shaky in the next couple of moments. That can happen – it’s all part of the process.”Football is a game full of mistakes and it’s how you deal with it. “Then we could bring Jordan Henderson on and he was so fresh. Arsenal didn’t have a lot of chances but that allowed us to close all the space in midfield.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd job

first_imgSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can land the job long-term without winning a trophy this season.Solskjaer believes playing with pace and flair, in the club’s traditional way, will determine whether he gets the job full-time, rather than delivering Champions League qualification or silverware.Asked what it will take for him to be a genuine candidate for the job full-time, the 46-year-old said: “Get to summer and people are talking about the way United are playing, the style we’re playing, that it reminds us of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, it reminds us of the successful times.“It has to start with the way we play, because results you cannot control. You can control how you approach the game and how you play.“And, of course, trophies — if you can get to the final of the FA Cup and get a trophy.“That was my last game for United, we lost an FA Cup Final [to Chelsea in 2006]. That was a tough last year. Let’s see in May if it’s a success or not.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoLeeds owner Andrea Radrizzani eases sale claims

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani eases sale claimsby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has eased recent comments made about a possible club sale.The Italian businessman revealed in an interview that he had been approached ‘by more than 20 parties’ and that three of them were of particular interest.In response to the article, published on Monday, Radrizzani has issued a further statement, claiming he is not actively seeking investment at this moment.”Because of the job we have done in the last two or three years, we have attracted a lot of interest,” said Radrizzani, who will be heavily involved in the club’s centenary celebrations on Thursday.”Obviously the club has modernised on a lot of levels, which is shown by our revenues, which have increased a lot to close to £50million.”Our attendance is the top of the league, the club has modernised the media (department), we have partnerships with Amazon, Wish and Deliveroo – big corporate companies are starting to work with Leeds and before my arrival this was impossible even to think.”We have to be proud of the club and the fact we are attractive to potential investors.”When and if we will open discussions is completely is another story.”It depends on the right moment, a moment where I believe we need support to build the club bigger than what we could do with our own resources.” last_img read more

Mkhitaryan nearing return to Arsenal fold

first_imgArsenal expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan to return to training next week after a month out with a fractured metatarsal.The Armenia international suffered the injury during last month’s Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham, forcing him to come off at half-time.It was announced on Christmas Eve that the midfielder would be out for six weeks, ruling him out until February. 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? Arsenal said in a statement that they predict the former Manchester United forward will be back training with his team-mates within the week, though he is still unlikely to feature competitively for Arsenal until next month.Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January 2018 in a deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to United.Coming back soon @Arsenal #micki #mkhitaryan pic.twitter.com/muHGDw2Zh6— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) January 11, 2019If Mkhitaryan is to rejoin the Gunners fold next week, then he will do so ahead of a fixture against his former employers.Arsenal have been drawn against United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.Prior to that, they have a crunch derby date with Chelsea to take in this weekend.Unai Emery’s side will welcome the Blues to Emirates Stadium sat six points adrift of their London neighbours.That gap will need to be bridged if a return to Champions League competition for 2019-20 is to be secured.Arsenal are, however, having to look over their shoulder as well as glancing forward.The resurgence of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – which has delivered six successive victories – has seen the Red Devils draw level with the Gunners on 41 points. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Liverpool face Club World Cup trip to Qatar

first_imgLiverpool will travel to Qatar in mid-season as FIFA has confirmed the country will host the Club World Cup in both 2019 and 2020 before the competition undergoes a substantial revamp.The Champions League winners will be among the teams competing for this year’s title, which is expected to take place in December.The two tournaments will act as warm-up events for the 2022 World Cup, which will also be held in Qatar. 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? Those finals are being played in November and December in order to avoid the extreme summer temperatures in the Gulf state.FIFA’s next council meeting will include a discussion about potential hosts for the 2021 Club World Cup, when the tournament is to be expanded to 24 teams as part of a major remodelling.It was initially thought that the competition would not take place in 2019 and 2020 as the changes were made, but that decision has been reversed.The Reds have earned the chance to participate in the tournament by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1, courtesy of a Mohamed Salah penalty and a Divock Origi strike.They progressed to the final against all odds when they beat Barcelona 4-0 on a magical night at Anfield after suffering a 3-0 reverse at Camp Nou – the biggest comeback ever at that stage of the tournament.Liverpool play in the Club World Cup for the first time since 2005 – their debut in the competition – when they lost 1-0 to Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo in the final, qualifying after their historic comeback and penalty shoot-out victory over AC Milan in Istanbul.The last English club to take part in the tournament – Chelsea – also lost by a 1-0 scoreline to Brazilian opposition in Corinthians, with Manchester United the only Premier League outfit to have claimed the title.Real Madrid have won the past three Club World Cups and no team outside Spain has lifted the trophy since Bayern Munich in 2013. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

‘Our women are on starvation wages’ – Ex-USWNT calls for investment

first_imgThe USWNT will lose its status as the best team in the world if the “starvation wages” in their domestic league are not addressed, according to former Women’s World Cup-winning coach Anson Dorrance. USA won a fourth Women’s World Cup title in Lyon on Sunday, retaining the trophy with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands after knocking out European heavyweights France and England in the previous two rounds.Megan Rapinoe, the tournament’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner, once again spoke about the disparity in prize money between the women’s and men’s finals afterwards, with the USWNT players taking home $4 million (£3.2m) compared to the $38m (£30.4m) France accrued for winning the men’s World Cup in Russia last year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare There is also a huge gap between the top domestic leagues in America, where the minimum and maximum salaries for this NWSL season are $16,538 (£13,240) and $46,200 (£36,989) respectively, compared to the minimum in MLS of $56,250 (£45,036) and the maximum, which will be paid to LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of $7.2m (£5.8m).Each of the 23 players in Jill Ellis’ World Cup-winning squad ply their trade in NWSL – though their salaries are subsidised by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and include payments for their international feats – and former USWNT coach Dorrance wants greater investment at the professional level.Dorrance, who led the USWNT to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1991 and coached the likes of Crystal Dunn and Tobin Heath at the collegiate level in his current role at North Carolina, told Omnisport: “An entry-level professional is paid $16,500 a year in the NWSL. That’s starvation wages. Megan Rapinoe Women's World Cup 2019“I would love to see more and more women start to make the sort of money we’re seeing on the men’s side.”While the USWNT were able to see off the challenge of the Europeans this time, the other seven World Cup quarter-finalists all came from the continent and the balance of power may have shifted by 2023.There has been increased investment in the women’s game in Europe in recent years, major clubs like Lyon, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City all significantly backing their women’s teams.”We’re going to be in trouble if we don’t create a league that competes with what the Europeans are doing now,” added Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, who was a key member of the World Cup-winning team in 1991.”Hats off to us at this point, [but] I’m hoping we can create something from this momentum and make it so we don’t have to worry about that.”Rapinoe said after USWNT’s win on Sunday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who had revealed plans to double the prize money for the next Women’s World Cup, wants to speak to her about the financial matters after fans chanted “equal pay” at the final.There will also be conversations between USSF and Ellis’ players over the pay gap between USA’s men’s and women’s teams, with the newly crowned World Cup winners having instigated legal action against the federation earlier this year for alleged gender discrimination over earnings and working conditions.USWNT World Cup 2019 Alex MorganDorrance wants to see equality, but also greater transparency over the revenue generated by the two teams given reports suggest the women bring in more than their male counterparts.”[The USFF should] have a very transparent set of accounting books to show exactly what happens,” Dorrance added.”This is how many people watched this Women’s World Cup game in the United States, here were the sponsorship dollars and here’s how we’re going to reward our women that have just won the event. I would love for that to become clearer.”In terms of per diem, there should be no difference, those should be the same, then your rewards should be based on what you make.”I don’t think all of a sudden these women should be paid the amount of money Christian Pulisic is paid [by Chelsea] because of the crowd he’s played in front of at Borussia Dortmund and what he will play in front of at Chelsea.”But I would love for it to be transparent and for them to be paid what they’re worth.”last_img read more

‘Slow’ Chelsea had no solutions, says Hasselbaink

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was critical of his old club as they made a slow, sluggish start to life under new manager Frank Lampard.The Blues played a doleful 1-1 draw with League of Ireland side Bohemians in their first pre-season match of the summer on Wednesday, the first game at the helm for the club’s record goalscorer since he joined from Derby County.Lampard replaced outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left for Serie A champions Juventus foolowing a single season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare It’s just the second managerial posting of the 41-year-old’s short coaching career after he lead the Rams to the Championship play-off final in May, a game they lost to Aston Villa to miss out on promotion to the Premier League.And former striker Hasselbaink thinks there is much work to be done to get the Blues to a level where they are ready to challenge to win back the title they won under Antonio Conte in 2017.“They lost the ball way too easy,” said the former Netherlands international on Chelsea’s official coverage of the match.“Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down. It will be a lesson for Frank to see players and in a way it will make his mind up.“Moving the ball fast is his idea of how he wants to play the game. The majority of successful teams do move the ball quickly.“We saw today, especially in the second half, certain players were dwelling a little bit too much on the ball.“They didn’t have a solution before they had the ball. It might be that it’s pre-season, it might be that they’re not fit yet and it will come. For some it might be a little too much.”Lampard’s first task will be deciding which members of Sarri’s underperforming team from last term will remain in his plans as he sets about winning over Stamford Bridge as a manager.Eden Hazard has already departed the club for Real Madrid this summer, with USA international Christian Pulisic having joined from Borussia Dortmund and Mateo Kovacic having made his loan deal from Real permanent.“That is for Frank to figure out, who those players are and who he will go further with,” said Hasselbaink. “That’s why those games are so important.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

A Star 2020 WR Recruit Just Announced His Commitment

first_imgMiami players running on the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)One of the top wide receiver recruits in the 2020 class has announced where he’ll be playing his college football.Bryan Robinson, a four-star wide receiver out of West Palm Beach, Fla., announced this morning his commitment to Miami.The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect out of Palm Beach Central chose the Hurricanes over Florida, Florida State and Georgia, among other programs.Robinson announced his commitment on Twitter.GODS PLAN ???_? pic.twitter.com/2K9vldXFrq— Bryan robinson (@Bryanrobinson34) July 29, 2018Robinson is ranked the No. 17 wide receiver in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s ranked the No. 87 overall recruit in the class.Miami’s 2020 class is the No. 1 class in the country.last_img read more

Taking A Look At Texas’ Future Football Schedules

first_img Here is every non-conference game that the Texas Longhorns have scheduled as of today.With the way the Big 12 is currently constructed, Texas plays each of the other conference members every year. That leaves three non-conference slots per year for the Longhorns.The next available game that the Longhorns have is 2022. They have a Power Five opponent set for every year through 2033.Via FBSchedules:2019: Aug. 31: vs. Louisiana Tech Sept. 7: vs. LSU Sept. 14: vs. Rice (NRG Stadium, Houston)2020: Sept. 5: vs. USF Sept. 12: at LSU Sept. 26: vs. UTEP2021: Sept. 4: vs. Louisiana Sept. 11: at Arkansas Sept. 18: vs. Rice2022: Sept. 10: vs. Alabama Sept. 17: at UTSA2023: Sept. 2: vs. Rice Sept. 9: at Alabama2024: Aug. 31: vs. Colorado State Sept. 7: at Michigan Sept. 14: vs. UTSA2025: Aug. 30: vs. Ohio State Sept. 13: vs. UTEP2026: Sept. 5: at Ohio State Sept. 19: vs. UTSA2027: Sept. 11: vs. Michigan Sept. 18: vs. UTEP2028: Sept. 2: vs. Georgia Sept. 16: vs. UTSA2029: Sept. 1: at Georgia Sept. 15: vs. UTEP2030: Sept. 7: at Florida Sept. 14: UTSA2031: Sept. 6: vs. Florida Sept. 13: vs. UTEP2032: Sept. 11: at Arizona State2033: Sept. 10: vs. Arizona State Texas QB Sam Ehlinger celebrating.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 28-21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)College football schedules have long been set out years in advance. Things have gotten even crazier as of late, and Texas football is no different.The Longhorns already have at least one game scheduled through 2033. That includes some very big opponents.With the Big 12 being pretty inconsistent as of late, aside from Oklahoma, the prominent games may help. The Longhorns are aiming to get back to national prominence, which was greatly aided by the Sugar Bowl win against Georgia at the end of last season.Those same Bulldogs are among the college football powers that will be on the schedule in a few years.last_img read more

Taking A Look At Nebraska’s Future Football Schedules

first_img Below is a look at every non-conference game the Nebraska Huskers have on their schedule.Here is the schedule, per FBSchedules:2019: Aug. 31: vs. South Alabama Sept. 7: at Colorado Sept. 14: vs. Northern Illinois2020: Sept. 12: vs. Central Michigan Sept. 19: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 26: vs. Cincinnati2021: Sept. 4: vs. Northern Illinois Sept. 11: vs. Buffalo Sept. 18: at Oklahoma2022: Sept. 3: vs. North Dakota Sept. 10: vs. Georgia Southern Sept. 17: vs. Oklahoma2023: Sept.9: at Colorado Sept. 16: vs. Northern Illinois2024: Aug. 31: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 7: vs. Colorado2025: Sept. 6: vs. Akron Sept. 13: at Cincinnati 2026: Sept. 12: vs. Tennessee Sept.19: vs. North Dakota 2027: Sept. 11: at Tennessee2028: Sept. 9: vs. South Dakota State Sept. 16: vs. Arizona2029: Sept. 15: at Oklahoma2030: Sept. 14: vs. Oklahoma2031:  Sept. 7: at Arizona Shot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things are really looking up for the Nebraska Cornhuskers under head coach Scott Frost. Despite their 4-8 season last year they’ve been recruiting well and have some solid building blocks for the future.Speaking of the Huskers’ future, their schedule offers plenty of opportunities to make some serious noise in the years ahead. The schedule consists of six West Division opponents, a rotating schedule of three East Division opponents, and three non-conference opponents.Their 2019 East Division opponents will be Ohio State, Indiana, and Maryland. In 2020, they’ll get Ohio State again, along with Rutgers, and Penn State.While the Big Ten is always a tough schedule, the non-conference schedule isn’t overly daunting.last_img read more

Injury Update For Auburn Wide Receiver Seth Williams

first_imgA general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn will have to face Kent State this weekend without its top pass catcher. Wide receiver Seth Williams has been declared out.Williams injured his shoulder in last week’s 24-6 win over Tulane. He scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against Oregon in Week 1.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Williams will miss Saturday’s game but left open the possibility he could play in the Tigers’ SEC opener against Texas A&M on September 21.“We’ll see where he’s at, like I said Sunday, about his availability for the next week,” Malzahn said, via AL.com. “I think it’s kind of a day-to-day deal as far as that goes.” Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams is out for week 3— Ryan Hennessy (@RyanHennessyTV) September 10, 2019Williams has five catches for 81 yards and that clutch touchdown against the Ducks through his first two games.As a freshman in 2018, he hauled in 26 passes for 534 yards (20.5 per reception) and five touchdowns.Auburn will host Kent State on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.last_img read more

MS Dhoni has done this for years: Dinesh Karthik on match-winning stand in Adelaide

first_img Rajarshi Gupta AdelaideJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 18:56 IST MS Dhoni’s knock was one for the ages as he rolled back the clock and finished yet another ODI match for India (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored 55 not out while Dinesh Karthik scored 25 not out as India beat Australia by 6 wickets in the 2nd ODIDhoni and Karthik shared a crucial 57-run stand off 5.4 overs as India chased down 299The three-match series is now level 1-1. Australia had won the Sydney ODIBrief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik heaped rich praise on MS Dhoni after the pair added 57 runs in a little over five overs to set up India’s successful chase of 299 in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. Karthik blasted 25 not out off 14 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 55 off 54 balls to guide India to a six-wicket victory.Virat Kohli had really laid the foundation for the win with his 39th ODI hundred. He had shared valuable partnerships with Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu before getting involved in an 82-run stand with MS Dhoni.Once Kohli was dismissed for a 112-ball 104, the onus was on Dhoni, who had scored the second slowest fifty of his ODI career on Saturday. He was under the scanner especially after a poor 2018 where he scored only 275 runs off 20 ODIs. Coming into the second match in Adelaide, the talk revolved around Dhoni’s dwindling ability to finish matches.But faced with a steep chase Tuesday evening, Dhoni found his mojo and hit two sixes in the course of an unbeaten 55 off 54 balls to show he still had it in him.MS Dhoni Six vs Australia. #Dhoni #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/X2E4IH8yYlBest Of MS Dhoni (@MissYouMSDhoni) January 15, 2019Dinesh Karthik, who added 57 off 5.4 overs with Dhoni, said he was not surprised with his senior’s efforts.”It was a pretty tight finish,” Karthik said. “They were bowling some good areas and we absorbed pressure well.advertisement”Credit to Virat and Dhoni, the way they played. We got a good start as well so it’s the sort of win that will give the team a lot of confidence, chasing 300.”(Dhoni) has been doing it for years now and the fact he can stay calm, the fact he can absorb pressure and watch the ball, keep the plan very simple. You need the big shot and then he delivers.”Kohli, who won the man-of-the-match for his hundred, also lauded Dhoni for his sterling knock. “Tonight was an MS classic. Only he knows what’s going through his mind. He calculates the game so well. He backs himself to hit those big hits. Hats off to him and Dinesh as well.”He came in and showed the right kind of intent. MS was as composed as ever. We try and help each other… Tonight was special for us,” Kohli said.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli for highest average in successful run chasesAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni help India gun down 299, series level 1-1Also Read | Virat Kohli scores 39th ODI hundred: Shane Warne leads tributes for the KingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Adelaide ODIFollow MS DhoniFollow Dinesh Karthik MS Dhoni has done this for years: Dinesh Karthik on match-winning stand in AdelaideBrief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Dinesh Karthik lauded MS Dhoni after the pair added 59 runs off 5.4 overs to script India’s stunning victory over Australia in the second ODI of the series at the Adelaide Oval.advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019: After historic triumph, Rohit Sharma chills out with family

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 22:58 IST Rohit Sharma spent some quality time with his family (@rohitsharma45 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their record fourth IPL titleRohit won his fifth IPL title, the most by an individual everRohit will next be seen in action for India at the 2019 World CupRohit Sharma became the first to win six Indian Premier League titles as he led Mumbai Indians to their record 4th IPL trophy. MI defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the IPL 2019 final to lift the trophy in Hyderabad on Sunday.Rohit has been a revelation as a captain of Mumbai Indians, winning 60 of 104 match – that is a win percentage – 58.65. He led the celebrations for Mumbai Indians as well. In a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their social media handles, Rohit can be seen rapping along with Yuvraj Singh as the duo lit up the party.After winning the IPL, Rohit chose to spend some quality time with his family before he heads off to England as part of Team India at the 2019 ICC World Cup.Rohit shared some moments from his trip to the Maldives, posting photos with his family, including with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaria.The best thing to hold onto in life @ritssajdeh pic.twitter.com/EjBeNxzvKn Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 16, 2019Rohit Sharma led from the front, scoring 405 runs, including 2 fifties, from 15 matches as Mumbai were crowned champions.Rohit though chose to credit his players for the win, saying that the feeling of family in the teams is what enables them to perform for each other on the field.”We do believe in each others’ ability and we do believe in planning strategies,” Rohit after winning the IPL.advertisement”Luckily for me, I have a staff around me which is so good at that, in terms of planning and making those crucial decisions and strategies. Because I am a firm believer in having planning. Whatever game you play, you have to go with a plan and have some sort of strategies around the opposition. I’ve seen IPL from close quarters, you need to be a little dynamic.”Also Read | Perfect Endgame: How MI served revenge cold in IPL 2019 final to CSKAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Ritika SajdehFollow SamairaFollow Mumbai Indians IPL 2019: After historic triumph, Rohit Sharma chills out with familyRohit Sharma chose to spend some quality time with his family on a holiday to the Maldives, as he posted photos with his wife, daughter and family.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson admits New Zealand outplayed by a ‘great Pakistan side’

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 09:38 IST HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam’s 10th ODI hundred helped Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wicketsThe loss was New Zealand’s first in World Cup 2019 out of 7 matchesNZ need to win one out of their remaining two fixtures to reach the semi-finalsNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson admitted that they were completely outplayed by a “great” Pakistan side during their first defeat in the ongoing World Cup.On Wednesday, Pakistan came out with a brilliant bowling performance as they first restricted the Black Caps to 237/6 and then rode on Babar Azam’s unbeaten century to chase down the target with six wickets in hand on a tricky Edgbaston wicket.”We have seen in the last three games that the surfaces have been assistive to bowling and they have been mighty close games,” said Williamson after the match.”We were outplayed on a tough surface by a great Pakistan side today,” he added.The New Zealand captain credited the Pakistani bowlers for bowling on right line and lengths which made it difficult for the Kiwi batsmen to score runs. “I think there was a little more bounce than we experienced on the same surface the other day. Pakistan put the ball in the right areas, and made life difficult for us.”However, he was full of praise for James Nisham (97) and Colin de Grandhomme (64) who shared a 132-run stand and took New Zealand to a decent score.”The fight that we gave in the middle was excellent, thanks to Neesham and de Grandhomme, to post a competitive total,” said Williamson.He further called on his side to adapt quickly to different conditions and look to play positive brand of cricket in their remaining group stage matches.New Zealand, with 11 points from seven games, are currently placed at the second spot in the points table. They need to win one out of their remaining two fixtures to confirm their berth in the semi-finals.advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan keep semi-final hopes alive after handing New Zealand 1st defeatAlso Read | Babar Azam surpasses idol Virat Kohli to become second fastest to 3,000Also Read | Not thinking about similarities to 1992, says Sarfaraz Ahmed after New Zealand winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand vs PakistanFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow World Cup 2019 Next World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson admits New Zealand outplayed by a ‘great Pakistan side’World Cup 2019: The New Zealand captain credited the Pakistani bowlers for bowling on right line and lengths which made it difficult for the Kiwi batsmen to score runs.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating triple camera launched in India: Price, specifications

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating triple camera launched in India: Price, specificationsSamsung Galaxy A80 has been launched in India offering a notchless New Infinity AMOLED display, 48MP rotating triple camera system and Snapdragon 730G processor, among other things. Check out the Galaxy A80 price and specifications here.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 11:43 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy A80 has been launched priced at Rs 47,990 in India.Galaxy A80 offers a notchless AMOLED display and 48MP rotating triple camera setup.The Galaxy A80 will go on sale starting August 1 across online and offline channels.Samsung has launched the Galaxy A80 in India. The smartphone made its debut a couple of months ago in Thailand and is now officially in India. The Galaxy A80 is the company’s most premium offering under the Galaxy A series as it touts a notchless New Infinity display and a 48MP rotating triple camera setup, both of which have been introduced for the first time on the Galaxy A80.The Galaxy A80 has been launched in India priced at Rs 47,990 in a single variant that offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A80 will go on sale starting August 1 across retail stores in India, e-Shop, Samsung Opera House and major leading online channels. Customers can also pre-book the Galaxy A80 between July 22 and July 31. The Galaxy A80 will be available in three colours – Ghost White, Phantom Black and Angel Gold.Customers who pre-book the Galaxy A80 can also avail a one-time screen replacement offer. Launch offers also include 5 per cent cashback on Citibank credit cards.Samsung Galaxy A80 specificationsThe Samsung Galaxy A80 is the company’s first smartphone to come with the New Infinity display. The Galaxy A80 offers an edge-to-edge notchless screen for an immersive viewing experience. It sports a large 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.In order to offer a notch-free display, Samsung has opted for a unique camera solution. The triple camera setup on the back of the Galaxy A80 rises up and rotates to the front when using the selfie camera. This means you will be able to use the same set of high-quality triple camera for both general photography and selfies.advertisementThe triple camera system includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/2.0 primary camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. The camera supports 4K UHD video recording, Super Steady mode, scene optimiser and Night mode, among other things.The Galaxy A80 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 730G chipset. The SD730G offer a slightly better GPU compared to the regular Snapdragon 730 chip. This is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A80 houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging over Type-C. The phone also comes equipped with Samsung Pay that is secured by Samsung Knox.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 quick review: Rises to the challenge with a rotating camera and New Infinity displayGet 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 A80last_img read more

India head coach interview likely after Independence Day

first_imgIndia head coach interview likely after Independence DayThe interview process for the selection of India national cricket team’s head coach is likely to be postponed. CAC, led by Kapil Dev, were initially expected to conducted a two-day interview on August 13 and 14. advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 16:36 IST Ravi Shastri is likely to retain his job as head coach of India cricket team (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHead coach selection interview likely to be 1-day processAround half a dozen candidates have only been shortlistedDelay in paperwork reason for postponement, according to sourcesThere looks to be a slight delay in the process of selection of the next India head coach as the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy are likely to interview the shortlisted candidates only post Independence Day — August 15. It was initially said that the process of interviewing them would happen on August 13 and 14.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments also added that it will be in all likelihood a one-day process as there are only around half a dozen candidates who have been shortlisted for the process.”The meeting was initially set to take place on August 13 and 14, but after shortlisting the candidates, it has come to the fore that around six candidates fit the bill for the position of the head coach and thus, one day of interviews should be enough.”Some paperwork still remains and that needs to be completed before the CAC can start the process of interviewing the eligible candidates. Don’t see the process happening before August 15,” the source said.Captain will not be part of decision-making processAsked if skipper Virat Kohli’s opinion will be sought by the CAC, the source said that the captain would not be a part of the decision-making process just as was the case during the selection of the women’s coach.”Don’t see a reason why the captain should be involved as there are guidelines given clearly as to who fits the bill and now it is for the three-member committee to decide on who is the candidate most suited to become the head coach. There is no role for either the captain or the CoA. The same process as was followed during appointing the women’s coach will be followed.advertisement”They will obviously give something like a top three to the BCCI as per their preference and after that it is for the BCCI to approach the person on the top of the list. If that person has all the criteria boxes ticked, he comes in. If not, then the person who is second on the list will be approached. But the call will be with the CAC on preparing the list as per their preference,” the source pointed.Interestingly, skipper Kohli has already made his opinion known when he addressed the media before the Windies series.”With Ravi bhai, all of us have a great camaraderie, everyone in the team shares mutual respect (with him). And we have done really well together as a group,” Kohli said at the pre-departure press conference for the tour of USA and West Indies.”Yeah, we will definitely be very happy if he is continuing as a coach, but as I said it is upon the CAC to seek my advice or opinion if they want. Right now, I haven’t been contacted at all. And I don’t know what is going to happen with the process.”While the CAC is expected to pick the head coach, the support staff will be picked by the selection committee comprising of M.S.K. Prasad, Gagan Khoda, Jatin Paranjpe, Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi.It is strongly believed that while bowling coach Bharat Arun will continue in his role, thanks to his brilliant effort with the bowling unit, Vikram Rathour or Praveen Amre could come in as the batting coach as current coach Sanjay Bangar’s position is under the scanner.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India cricket teamFollow Ravi ShastriFollow India cricket head coachFollow BCCIlast_img read more

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other details

first_imgBajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other detailsNew Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020. Initially, the sales will start in Pune and Bengaluru. It will be sold from the existing Probiking network with KTM and Husqvarna. Varun Singh New DelhiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 12:02 IST The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have an all-metal body.HIGHLIGHTSExpectations are that the Chetak electric scooter will be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.The range of the Chetak electric scooter will be 95 km in the Eco mode and 85 km in Sport mode.A total of six colour options will be available with the new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.Bajaj Chetak is back. Yes, the legendary scooter has been unveiled in India. But this time around it has donned an electric attire. The new Chetak electric marks the re-entry of Bajaj Auto in the country’s scooter segment, where the two-wheeler maker was one of the most dominant players till some 15 years back.If you are already nostalgic and thinking about those good old days when Bajaj Chetak was your preferred mode of transportation, I would request you to hold on. The Chetak electric scooter is completely different from its ICE (internal combustion engine) predecessor. Below are all the important details you need to know about it. The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launchThe new Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020. Initially, the sales will start in Pune and Bengaluru. It will be sold from the existing Probiking network with KTM and Husqvarna. We are expecting Bajaj Chetak electric scooter to be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter priceExpectations are that the Chetak electric scooter will be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh. The new Bajaj Chetak might get a 4kW electric motor.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter motor and batteryThe new Chetak will reportedly be powered by a 4kW electric motor. It will have an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery, which can be charged through a standard 5-15 amp electrical outlet. Bajaj Auto has also said that it will provide a home-charging station at a nominal cost.advertisement Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have Eco and Sport driving modes.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter rangeThe Chetak electric scooter will have Eco and Sport driving modes. Its range will be 95 km in the Eco mode, while the Sport mode will have a range of 85 km. The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have a tubular single-sided suspension at the front.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter specificationsThe new Chetak will have a tubular single-sided suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Also present will be a single-sided cast aluminium swingarm. There will be a disc up front, while the rear will have a drum brake. The electric scooter will make use of 12-inch wheels. It will come with a regenerative braking system. The digital console in Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter featuresThe new Chetak electric scooter will have an all-metal body. Interestingly, there will no Bajaj branding on Chetak. Other features include digital console, horseshoe-shaped LED headlight with DRLs and sequential scrolling LED blinkers. There will be a mobile app to assist the rider.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter coloursA total of six colour options will be available with the new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.ALSO READ | 2019 Hyundai Great India Drive kicks off with Venue compact SUVALSO READ | Mercedes-Benz G 350 d launched in India, priced at Rs 1.50 croreALSO READ | Kia Seltos: 13,990 units sold in less than two monthsGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Bajaj ChetakFollow Electric scooterFollow New Chetak Nextlast_img read more

Supercharged Splendor: Classic Recreations’ Shelby GT500CR 900S

first_imgPrepare for some unwholesome car porn in the form of Classic Recreations’ GT500CR 900S, the latest and most powerful creation yet from the tuning shop. Though you may never have heard of CR, you’ve probably been acquainted with their work via previous models like the GT350CR and GT500 CR, both licensed continuation Shelby projects.The 900S iteration takes things to a whole new level with over $25,000 in upgrades to the 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang, including a 427 cubic-inch Ford Performance engine with a Procharger F1-R supercharger system that in tandem deliver over 800 horsepower. This particular example is headed to one very lucky customer in Germany straight from CR’s factory in Yukon, Oklahoma.The list of parts is extensive, but some of the highlights include a carbon fiber driveshaft,  Fast XFI fuel injection system, 18-inch Forgeline Grundge wheels, 275 front and 335 rear BF Goodrich tires, Wilwood six-piston front and six-piston rear brakes, Magnaflow exhaust and a Detroit Speed full suspension system.As a result of all this fine labor and parts, the GT500CR 900S is considerably quicker and easier to handle than its foundational GT500 was. In 1967, the Shelby GT500 made a stout 350 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, which meant 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. At the time, that was basically light speed. Now, a run-of-the-mill Ford Mustang GT can best that figure.The topic of resto-modfication is a contentious one. Some purists say modifying a classic is tarnishing what the vehicle represented while others say bringing modern performance to classic styling is a dream come true. I’d say both camps are right in certain instances, but it’s hard not to love that iconic fastback shape, wider tires than a Belaz 75710 dump truck and smoother looks than an SR-71 Blackbird.Classic Recreations hasn’t said what the GT500CR 900S sold for, but we’d wager at least a handful of Hellcats worth of cash. Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy Editors’ Recommendations This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser last_img read more

The Ford F-150 Raptor is More Truck than You Deserve

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn I have an awful habit of over-packing. Three-day road trip? We’ll probably need a Crock-Pot and 20 pounds of rib-eye steak, right? One day I’d like to gauge my travel needs perfectly, but not yet. Had I been a packing scientist, I wouldn’t have chosen the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for a recent camping trip to Big Bear Lake, California — and that would have been a mistake.In many ways, the second-generation Raptor is the vehicular equivalent of over-packing: it can sail through the desert at 100 mph, scamper up the side of a mountain, leap over sand dunes, and run a 1,000-mile off-road race without modification. Overkill for a weekend camping trip? Definitely.It’s also one of the most empowering vehicles I’ve ever driven. A whopping 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque move 5,600 pounds of truck quicker than most muscle cars. Beefy Fox Shox provide 13 inches of front suspension travel and absorb tremendous punishment without flinching. Knobby BFGoodrich KO tires never struggle for traction – unless provoked in a truly badass desert drifting display (more on that later). Previous The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races The Jeep Gladiator Helped Me Rediscover Fun Outdoors Next 1 of 16 The route to our campsite involved four miles of what I’d consider civilian access (your mom’s Toyota Camry would manage), seven miles of high clearance terrain, and two miles of challenging trails. During past visits to the site, I’ve driven a Toyota Tacoma TRD, Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, and RAM Rebel – all thoroughly capable rigs. However, none of them made the journey as quickly or as effortlessly as the Raptor. More astounding than the super-truck’s vigor is its precision. Placing the big-bodied pickup on a narrow mountain trail is as natural as pummeling sand in the open desert.In just an hour, my mate and I ascended the mountain and began unpacking. Thanks to the Raptor’s cavernous SuperCrew rear cab, all our gear and provisions remained cool and dust-free. Typically, I view camping as a chance to break from technology and amenity, but with two A/C power ports, I sheepishly inflated an air mattress and boiled water with wired devices.Our phenomenal pace to the campsite meant we set up the tent and prepped dinner before sunset. Watching the sun descend over a ridge of forested mounts and shade the sky in a peach-colored glow, I felt no regret for choosing such a competent rig.As the last ounce of golden light faded, the Raptor continued to prove its worth with in-bed LEDs to illuminate our preparations for sleep. At this point, I half expected the truck to include a warm milk dispenser. Before I could dream up other terrible camping innovations, a wave of fatigue hit and I made a beeline for bed.We rose early, ignited the stove, and ate our breakfast in silence. The fresh, chilled air was more rousing than coffee, but caffeine addictions demanded a full cup of brewed renewal. Firing on all cylinders, we quickly deconstructed camp and loaded the Raptor. We had planned for an early return, but the truck practically begged for a last-minute adventure.Hastening down the mountain, we set a course for Lucerne Valley’s dry lake bed. With the thermometer registering 107 degrees, we turned off California State Route 247 and followed deep grooves in the sand to an isolated plateau. There wasn’t a soul in sight – it was the perfect setup for a National Geographic special we would call Urbanites Uncharted.The unbridled Raptor churned the earth, sending plumes of dust across the dry ground. Barreling up a hillside was fun, but this was ecstasy. My companion braved the mortal heat to snap photos of the Raptor at play. Reviewing the images later, I appear to be cackling with laughter from behind the wheel. Don’t judge – you would be too.It’s clear the Raptor could kick sand all day, but the sun eventually sapped the last of our energy. Triumphantly, the pickup skipped along the lake bed before rejoining paved roads. It’s an hour and a half journey home – plenty of time to be grateful for my bad habit. Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities last_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line is Brewing Beer on the High Seas

first_img Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Editors’ Recommendations Virgin Voyages Sea-ks Name For New Cruise-Ship-Exclusive Beer Carnival Cruise Line announced that is newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will be serving up will be serving up fresh beer brewed on the ocean liner.Four varieties — a smoked porter, farmhouse ale, toasted amber ale, and West Coast IPA — will be produced under the ParchedPig brand by Carnival brewmaster Colin Presby. They will be served at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que, created by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.Presby and Carnival vice president of beverage operations Edward Allen made the new brewery announcement at a keg-tapping ceremony held aboard Carnival Vista.Carnival Horizon“I’m excited about launching my newest shipboard eatery at Carnival,” Fieri said. “I know what it takes to make real-deal barbecue — quality meats smoked ‘low and slow’ and top-notch sides using the freshest ingredients.  And when you combine down-home barbecue with a cold beer brewed right on board, you have a truly outta bounds experience!”The restaurant is a “unique culinary concept and we’ve created four fantastic brewed-on-board craft beers that not only showcase different tastes and brewing styles but also serve as the ideal accompaniment to the venue’s delicious array of barbecue offerings,” said Presby, who comes by way of Weyerbacher Brewing and Stoudts Brewing.The smoked porter is made with in-house smoked malt, lending hickory smoke notes to the molasses-laced porter, while the toasted amber ale features caramel and biscuit backbone. The West Coast IPA is packed with hops with notes of citrus and pine. The farmhouse ale is fruity and spicy with a dry finish. All will pair nicely with the menu at Fieri’s restaurant, which includes brisket, Memphis-style ribs, dry-rubbed chicken, pulled pork, and salmon.Brewmaster Colin PresbyThe beers are the next evolution of Carnival’s ThristyFrog beers, which first debuted on the Carnival Magic’s RegFrog Pub in 2011. When an expanded RedFrog Pub & Brewery opened on the Carnival Vista, it was the first brewery on a North American-based ship.Carinval Horizon hits the waves on April 2 and makes its Stateside debut in May with a 14-day, trans-Atlantic trip from Barcelona to New York. Following its relocation to New York, Carnival Horizon will make four-day trips to Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean voyages during the summer. Year-round cruises will begin with six- and eight-day trips around the Caribbean.Now that the Carnival fleet’s second North American-based brewery is afloat, Presby appears to be another step closer to his goal  — a goal the cruise line has intentions on adding to in the future.“I want fleet brewmaster,” Presby joked when the Carnival Vista brewery opened. “Brew admiral is another one; I think when we have five ships with breweries than I can become an admiral.” The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S.last_img read more