10 months agoLuiz insists Chelsea in the title race

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Luiz insists Chelsea in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz insists they’re in the title race.Chelsea are fourth in the table ahead of their match against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and go into the festive period looking to make it three league wins in a row.”Everybody knows the Premier League is so difficult, we have to think step by step,” the Brazil international told Sky Sports News.”Of course the boss tries to give us the maths and to give us one direction to follow and we trying to get the points to be there and fighting for the title not just for the top four.”It’s not my first Premier League [season] so I know anything can happen.” last_img read more

10 months agoDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenal

first_imgDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valencia

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valenciaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has no qualms about playing his Chelsea youngsters for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham all started and scored in Saturday’s win over Wolves.And Lampard says he won’t change his selections for the club’s first Champions League clash of the season.”I won’t consider age,” Lampard said. “I don’t consider it because they’ve shown confidence, personality in the group. That’s easy. I just pick them on merit.”Confidence and momentum is great. It’s not quite momentum yet but it is a good feeling to see the team play how they did. We need more clean sheets and we continually need to work on that.”The Champions League is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason, Tammy, Tomori are all excited for it. All the players should be. I’m looking forward to it, my debut as a manager.” last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he has no money to spend in January.It’s been suggested Guardiola is seeking a new centre-half signing for the winter market.But the manager insists: “It’s not up to me, but we can’t buy anyone in January.”We do not have the money to deposit large amounts. That didn’t work in the summer, so not in the winter either.“We will do it with the players that we have. With Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Eric Garcia and the new players in the youth academy. We have young talented players that we can count on.” He added: “Vinny (Kompany) had a great personality and he was very helpful to me and the entire club. But he has decided to go to Anderlecht and we must continue.” last_img read more

Video: Duke Basketball Releases Cool Video Celebrating All Of Coach K’s NBA Draft Picks

first_imgGrant Hill of Duke on draft day.Grant Hill DukeKentucky is the college basketball program that gets most of the love these days for producing NBA talent, but Duke has been pretty great at it, too. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the Blue Devils’ program in 1980, he’s had 51 players get selected in the NBA Draft. Thursday night, he’ll add to that number, as Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones are all projected to get picked in the first round, with Quinn Cook a potential second-round pick. In anticipation of the draft, Duke has released a cool video celebrating all of Coach K’s NBA players.last_img read more

Power 5 Program Is Getting Destroyed By Group Of 5 Team

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonPower 5 programs not named Kansas usually don’t have much trouble with Group of 5 programs. However, that’s not the case today as Houston is currently destroying Arizona early.The Cougars currently hold a 21-0 lead after the first quarter of play. The Kevin Sumlin era in Arizona hasn’t gotten off to the start most people were expecting – with the Wildcats looking for answers after getting their doors blown off.Arizona also lost its first game of the season against BYU by a final score of 28-23. Despite employing a Heisman Trophy-candidate at quarterback in Khalil Tate, the Wildcats haven’t fond the offensive mojo just yet.It’s been tough sledding and the Wildcats who have ZERO points after the first quarter.End of 1st Q | Houston 21, Arizona 0 #HTownTakeover pic.twitter.com/vs62qJVgdd— #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) September 8, 2018Tate and Sumlin haven’t gelled just yet after many thought they were a match made in Heaven. The former Texas A&M coach dominated with Johnny Manziel as his quarterback, but hasn’t gotten off to a great start with Tate.The Wildcats need to pick it up over the next three quarters if they want to avoid a 0-2 start.last_img read more

Top Oklahoma Football Recruit Reacts To The Mike Stoops Firing

first_imgOklahoma flag is run on field ahead of home game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s football program announced this morning the official decision to part ways with defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, the younger brother of former OU head coach Bob Stoops.Mike Stoops served two stints on Oklahoma’s staff. He was most-recently the defensive coordinator from 2012-18.“I have great respect for Mike,” head coach Lincoln Riley said. “He’s a quality football coach, great man and a close friend. It became time for a change in our program and that happens sometimes in football, but we cannot lose sight of the accomplishments Mike had at Oklahoma. He was responsible for a lot of success and deserves the gratitude of everyone associated with Sooner football, not only for his role in the winning, but for coaching with integrity.”One of Oklahoma football’s top defensive recruits, four-star Jaden Davis, reacted to the news on social media.“I stand by this through it all, Boomer Sooner…” he wrote.I stand by this through it all, Boomer Sooner… https://t.co/HAtIW4w7K7— IV (@Jayd4_) October 8, 2018Davis was recruited by Stoops.The four-star defensive back is ranked the No. 27 CB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He chose Oklahoma over Florida and Penn State, among other programs.last_img read more

Former 4-Star Recruit Dismissed From Major College Football Program

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: General View of the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A bad few days for USC football just got worse. Reportedly, sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been kicked off the team.According to a report from 247Sports, Jones has been dismissed from the program for unspecified reasons. Jones has not played in the last two games and was reportedly not on the sidelines for Saturday’s 15-14 loss to Cal.Per the 247Sports report, Jones was arrested on July 8 and charged with a misdemeanor crime with a $250 bail. It is unclear if that had anything to do with his dismissal.Story on #USC LB Levi Jones being dismissed from the team. USC spokesperson would not confirm, so we should get an update after practice from Clay Helton. https://t.co/iZuPEpqx1R pic.twitter.com/ctcfQfNT2I— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) November 13, 2018Jones, a four-star recruit in the class of 2017, is the son of former NFL linebacker Robert Jones. He was the No. 93 overall prospect and the No. 6 outside linebacker in the 2017 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.Jones saw extensive action during his time with the Trojans, recording 28 tackles.He is the third USC player to leave the program in the middle of the season, along with safeties Ykili Ross and Bubba Bolden.USC (5-5) continues its 2018 season against UCLA this Saturday.last_img read more

The Sugar Bowl Is Getting Crushed For What Happened Pregame

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Sugar Bowl is facing some serious criticism for what happened before tonight’s Texas-Georgia matchup in New Orleans.We had one of the most-viral mascot moments in bowl game history, when Texas’ live mascot, Bevo, charged Georgia’s live mascot, Uga.It was scary.Bevo is not here for this mascot meeting. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/KXgaQzGm0W— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019Thankfully, no one appeared to get hurt. It clearly could have been much, much worse.The big question: Who’s idea was it to bring two live mascots together on the field, with one of them being pretty dangerous?Where was Jack Hanna to tell ‘em it wasn’t a good idea?! https://t.co/Hmf1DhLKjE— Michael Castillo (@MichaelCastFS) January 2, 20191. Whose brilliant idea was it to have them in the same area?2. Will PETA complain about humans corralling Bevo? Or will FWAA complain about Bevo threatening the media?#SugarBowl https://t.co/UcC1oSwC77— Chris Yandle (@ChrisYandle) January 2, 2019Live mascots meeting each other on the field before a game is something that probably shouldn’t happen again.Texas and Georgia, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 8:45 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img read more

Ohio State 4-Star RB Brian Snead Announces Transfer

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the best running backs from the 2018 recruiting class is back on the market, according to his Twitter account. Former four-star running back Brian Snead took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his plans to transfer from the Ohio State football program.According to the school, the two sides agreed to part ways after Snead was suspended for most of the 2018 season – though the reason for his suspension is unclear.After seeing the field in Ohio State’s first two games, Snead didn’t make the trip for the TCU game. Head coach at the time, Ryan Day, offered no context for Snead’s absence.According to a report from 247Sports’ Ohio State site Bucknuts, Snead’s absence had something to do with an investigation by the school – not the football program.Snead announced the news via Twitter.pic.twitter.com/lspVV5i3GW— Campaign_B6 (@snead655) January 18, 2019Snead, a Florida native, was ranked the No. 3 RB in the country coming out of high school this past year.The running back totaled 37 rushing yards on 11 carries – including a touchdown in the season-opener against Oregon State.Ohio State’s running back room took a significant hit with the news and the departure of Mike Weber. J.K. Dobbins should get the lion’s share of carries for the Buckeyes next season.last_img read more

Todd McShay: Dwayne Haskins Could Fall In The NFL Draft

first_imgDwayne Haskins throws a pass for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the second quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)For a while, Dwayne Haskins looked like the top quarterback on the board. With Kyler Murray’s surge, there is now a situation in which the Buckeye signal caller could wind up tumbling a bit.That is not a unique situation for a quarterback. Because there are only so many teams with a need at the position, there is often a QB once thought of as a potential top pick that goes much later than expected.Perhaps the most famous example is Aaron Rodgers, who fell into the Packers’ laps towards the end of the 2005 NFL Draft’s first round. We saw a similar situation with Teddy Bridgewater a few years ago, and last year, Lamar Jackson lasted until the last pick of the first round, when the Baltimore Ravens traded up to land him.ESPN’s Todd McShay thinks there’s a chance a similar thing happens to Dwayne Haskins in this year’s NFL Draft.He appeared on ESPN’s Get Up!, and while he still has Haskins going to the Giants at No. 6, he acknowledged that there are whispers that the New York franchise aren’t enamored with the Buckeye QB.Instead, he said the team could consider holding out and going for Drew Lock later in the round, if they have similar grades on the two players.As transcribed by Saturday Tradition:“If any of these quarterback are going to fall a little bit, it might be Haskins,” McShay said on Get Up! “It will be interesting to see. I keep hearing the Giants may not be in love with Haskins. I put him there because it’s kind of the only place in the top 10 I felt good about putting him. I do think, ultimately, he’ll wind up going somewhere in that range. But it may be a team moving up. The Giants could just pass on him and wind up taking Drew Lock a little bit later with that 17th pick.[…]“Haskins is the most interesting of the three (quarterbacks),” McShay said. “As you get closer, look at Lock. All of the teams are starting to say 46 games, Lock’s a veteran, been through a lot, the confidence. Haskins is only a one-year starter. I’m getting more and more information from teams that Haskins could wind up falling a little bit further than both Mel [Kiper Jr.] and I have him going at No. 6.”The Cardinals are expected to take Kyler Murray No. 1, and there’s a chance he doesn’t get past the Oakland Raiders at No. 4. From there, the Giants (No. 6), Denver Broncos (No. 10), Miami Dolphins (No. 13), and Washington Redskins (No. 15) could all look at quarterback, but there is definitely no guarantee.Still, Haskins is an impressive prospect, and as of now, looks like a solid bet to be a first rounder.last_img read more

Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughts

first_imgRishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughts2019 Cricket World Cup: Former India captain and batting great, Sachin Tendulkar has opined that it will be difficult for Virat Kohli’s men to accommodate a third wicketkeeper-batsman in Rishabh Pant for the showpiece event in England, starting May 30.advertisement India Today Web Desk MumbaiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 21:04 IST Rishabh Pant is not part of India squad for the ongoing ODI series in Australia and the upcoming limited-overs series in New Zealand (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar believes Rishabh Pant’s inclusion may affect the combination of Team IndiaRishabh Pant has established himself as the first-choice wicketkeeper in TestsPant, who has played 3 ODIs, scored more than Virat Kohli in India’s 2-1 Test series win in AustraliaBatting great Sachin Tendulkar has hinted it will be difficult to accommodate young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India’s squad for the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in England.21-year-old Rishabh Pant did not find a place in the Indian ODI and T20I squads for the ongoing limited-over series in Australia and the upcoming series in New Zealand, starting January 23. Pant will be part of India A squad that will be taking on England Lions in a five-match unofficial ODI series, starting January 23 in Thiruvananthapuram.While eyebrows were raised at his exclusion from the limited-over squads especially after Pant surpassed captain Virat Kohli’s tally in the four-match Test series in Australia, head coach Ravi Shastri and chief selector MSK Prasad had told India Today that Pant would definitely be part of India’s World Cup plans.However, Tendulkar has opined that the inclusion of wicketkeeper-batsman Pant may affect the team combination as India already have MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik (two wicketkeepers) as part of the squad.Notably, Dhoni and Karthik, who is part of the playing XI as a speciallist batsman, combined on Tuesday in Adelaide to help India to a series-levelling win in the ongoing three-match series against Australia.”It’s a nice thought (to have Pant in) but we have already got Dhoni and Karthik playing as a batter, we have two wicket-keepers, who have contributed in our success yesterday. They have had a crucial partnership which won us the match,” Tendulkar said on his app 100MB, as quoted by the PTI.advertisement”So if you are looking to have Pant in the team that means you have to remove a proper batter or one bowler, and I don’t think we can afford to remove a bowler. So if he replaces a proper batter who doesn’t bowl, then it’s okay but if he is going to replace an all-rounder then that’s going to cost us,” Tendulkar added.Tendulkar heaps praise on MS Dhoni, Dinesh KarthikMeanwhile, Tendulkar also heaped praise on MS Dhoni, who managed to silence his critics with a match-winning half-century in the Adelaide ODI. The World Cup-winning former captain faced flak after taking 96 balls to score 51 in India’s 34-run defeat in the series opener in Sydney but he slammed a 54-ball 55 to help India gun down a 299-run target on Tuesday.”He (Dhoni) is someone who loves to play a few dot balls, understand the wicket, how the bowlers are bowling and likes to take the game till the end. That is exactly what he did. He is someone who is going to control the game from one end,” Tendulkar said.He also praised Dinesh Karthik for his role as a “finisher” and complementing Dhoni’s experience during final overs.”And yesterday along with Dhoni, I felt that Dinesh Karthik played rather well as he came and finished the game. It was a fantastic contribution from Dinesh also. Dhoni stayed till the end and his experience mattered.”Also Read | MS Dhoni back with a bang after Adelaide heroics, says Nikhil ChopraAlso Read | Team India still benefitting from MS Dhoni’s finishing abilities: Jason GillespieAlso Read | MS Dhoni did not complete a single and forgot to raise his bat after reaching his fiftyAlso Read | India vs Australia: Why MS Dhoni lost his cool with Khaleel Ahmed in AdelaideAlso 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 Rishabh PantFollow MS DhoniFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 2019 Cricket World CupFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow Adelaidelast_img read more

Will try to be more expressive with the ball vs Australia: Vijay Shankar

first_imgWill try to be more expressive with the ball vs Australia: Vijay ShankarSpeaking to indiatoday.in, India all-rounder Vijay Shankar said he is looking forward to making use of chances with the ball in the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Australia at home.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 23:21 IST Vijay Shankar bowled a total of 16 overs, conceding at 4.87 in four ODIs he played in Australia and New Zealand (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVijay Shankar was named in the ODI and T20I squads for the series vs Australia, starting Feb. 24Shankar showcased his prowess with the bat Down Under but got limited opportunities with the ballShankar has put himself in contention for a World Cup berth with some impressive performances in Australia and New ZealandIndia all-rounder Vijay Shankar said he has been restricting himself mentally when it comes to trying out too much with the ball but that he will try and be more expressive if he gets an opportunity to roll h1is arm over in the upcoming limited-over series against Australia, starting February 24.Vijay Shankar was handed an India recall in Hardik Pandya’s absence during India’s tour of Australia earlier this year. Coming back into the team after a forgettable performance in the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh last year, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder grabbed the opportunity with both hands and has put himself in contention for a World Cup berth.Having batted higher-up the order in the T20Is against New Zealand, Shankar showcased he is more than handy with the bat. The 28-year-old grabbed eyeballs when he hit a well-paced 45 in India’s 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI of a five-match series in Wellington after a second successive top-order failure. In the three T20Is, Shankar smashed 84 runs at an impressive strike rate of 155.55.On the other hand, Shankar got very little opportunity to bowl in the ODI series and wasn’t needed at all in the three-match T20I series. Shankar bowled a total of 16 overs, conceding at 4.87 in four ODIs he played in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. Despite not picking a wicket, Shankar was impressive with the tight lines he bowled.Stressing he wants to get back to thinking wickets whenever he gets the ball in hand, Shankar insisted he has been working hard on all aspects of his game in order to be ready whenever an opportunity comes his way.advertisement”Last time, when I was playing in the Nidahas Trophy, my mindset was to pick wickets. In the recent times, I was much more restrictive mentally. I was just thinking about putting the balls in the good areas. Maybe, in the Australia series, I will look to express myself a lot more if I get to bowl,” Vijay Shankar told indiatoday.in.”I think a lot about my own game. I will try and observe a lot about others. While doing so, I felt I was restricting myself a little.”I was happy with my pace but I can bowl much quicker than what I bowled there [New Zealand]. As I told you, I was much more restrictive. For instance, I was using the short-ball, which I believe is my strength, very well in the Nidahas Trophy. But recently, I didn’t use the short-ball. I didn’t try any variation. I just thought I should hit the right spots. That was my mindset.”Sucess is best when it’s shared ! #TeamIndia #Champions pic.twitter.com/tHIzkEet9KVijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) February 4, 2019Shankar, on Friday, was named in both the ODI and the T20I squads led by Virat Kohli for the two T20Is and the five ODIs against Australia. The upcoming series will be key as the all-rounder is being considered as one of the World Cup-bound all-rounders for Team India.Speaking at the press conference after the squad announcement, selection committee chairman MSK Prasad said Shankar, with his performances Down Under, has changed the team dynamics in a beat in the lead up to the biggest cricketing event of the year.It’s honour to represent #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/a433IZVC2ZVijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) January 18, 2019″Shankar’s performance in the recent series really changed a bit of dynamics and he brings a double impact to the side that’s why have we have included him. We’ll see how he performs in the next few matches,” Prasad said.With India announcing a full-strength squad, it will be interesting to see how the team management finds a balance between giving the reserve players opportunities and allowing the big guns to get game time in what will be their final international assignment before the World Cup.Also Read | Vijay Shankar making a strong case for 2019 World Cup berth: L BalajiAlso Read | Great experience to share dressing room with Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | Both Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya for World Cup? Sunil Gavaskar has this to sayFor 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 Vijay ShankarFollow Team IndiaFollow ICC World Cuplast_img read more

2019 World Cup: Hamid Hassan surprise pick in Afghanistan 15-man squad

first_img Reuters MumbaiApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 12:45 IST Afghanistan will be playing their second 50-over World Cup in 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHamid Hassan was a surpise selection for Afghanistan in their World Cup squadHassan, who is aged 31, has played 32 one-day internationals for AfghanistanHassan last played for Afghanistan back in July 2016Afghanistan named fast bowler Hamid Hassan, who last played for the side in July 2016, in their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup on Monday.Hassan, 31, has played 32 one-day internationals for the war-torn nation and was also part of Afghanistan’s maiden appearance at the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand four years back.”Luckily for us, the comeback of senior fast bowler Hamid Hassan is a good news,” Afghanistan chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai said in a statement.”However, we will take into account his form and fitness during upcoming practice matches.”Thoughts on the Afghanistan #CWC19 squad? pic.twitter.com/bvYPeAj4x8Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 22, 2019Earlier this month, Afghanistan replaced long-serving ODI captain Asghar Afghan with Gulbadin Naib as part of wholesale changes to the team’s leadership structure across formats.While several senior players questioned the timing of the leadership changes before the May 30-July 14 World Cup, Afghan kept his place in the squad.The spinners are the biggest strength of Afghanistan, touted as the ‘dark horse’, and they named three specialist world class slow bowlers in Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.Rashid, 20, is the top-ranked bowler in the shortest Twenty20 format and third in the list of bowlers for the 50-over format.”It has been a six-month preparation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup,” Ahmadzai said. “The mission is to play inspirational cricket in the tournament; I know there are strong teams but we will do our level best to achieve our goals.advertisement”As chief selector, it is my duty to select a competitive team. However, there were some challenges that we needed to handle. We selected the best squad considering factors such as experience, fitness, team balance, current form and conditions.”We hope to play great cricket without any fear and with a fighting spirit in the tournament.”Wicketkeeper-batsman Ikram Ali Khil and the pace duo of Karim Janat and Sayed Shirzad were named reserve players for the team, who begin their campaign against Australia on June 1.Squad: Gulbadin Naib (captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.Also Read | Out-of-form Hashim Amla makes 15-man South Africa squadAlso Read | Dinesh Chandimal not named in Sri Lanka’s 15-member squad for 2019 World CupAlso Read | Mohammad Amir not named in Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan squadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow Hamid HassanFollow AfghanistanFollow 15-man squadFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2019 World Cup: Hamid Hassan surprise pick in Afghanistan 15-man squadRashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will lead a strong spin department as Afghanistan named their 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

OnePlus 7 Pro possible prices in India leaked, it could be cheaper than expected

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 16:05 IST Picture Courtesy: Ishan AgarwalHIGHLIGHTSThe OnePlus 7 Pro price in India could start at Rs 49,999.The OnePlus 7 Pro 12GB variant could cost as much as Rs 57,999.OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 7 series in India on May 14.OnePlus 7 Pro is being touted as the company’s most premium flagship offering yet. The Pro model is said to come with a few extra top-end features compared to the regular OnePlus 7 and hence it is also expected to launch at a higher price. There have been a few speculations regarding the OnePlus 7 Pro price in India with a general consensus being that it will be around Rs 50,000. This has now been reiterated by tipster Ishan Agarwal, who has just leaked out what could be the final prices of the OnePlus 7 Pro.Agarwal in his tweet reveals that the OnePlus 7 Pro India price will start at Rs 49,999. This is for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There will also be an 8GB + 256GB variant that might cost Rs 52,999 and lastly a top-end variant with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage that will be priced at Rs 57,999. The OnePlus 7 Pro will launch in Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey and Almond colours.Exclusive: Here’s the #OnePlus7Pro India Pricing:6GB+128GB: 49,9998GB+256GB: 52,99912GB+256GB: 57,999Disclaimer- Prices MAY change before launch under some circumstances and I can’t be 100% sure about such leaks.#OnePlus7 Pro #OnePlus7Series #OnePlusIndia pic.twitter.com/Rgo2oD8kpAIshan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) May 4, 2019The tipster adds a disclaimer that the final prices could change before the launch, so we would ask you to take these leaked prices with a pinch of salt for now. The pricing does keep in line with speculations that the OnePlus 7 Pro would cost similar to the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.advertisementThe rumoured pricing of the OnePlus 7 Pro also means the regular OnePlus 7 will be priced lower than Rs 50,000. If the company stays close to the pricing of the OnePlus 6T, then the OnePlus 7 can be expected to cost around Rs 40,000 in India. According to a study from a market research firm called techARC, the OnePlus 7 price could be 12.6 per cent more than the OnePlus 6T, which puts it around Rs 39,500.The OnePlus 7 Pro is rumoured to sport a QHD+ notch-less display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a pop-up selfie camera, triple camera setup with a 3x zoom lens and a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge fast charging support. Of course, you can also expect a Snapdragon 855 chipset to power the device.The OnePlus 7 Pro will launch alongside the OnePlus 7 on May 14 in India. The Pro model is already up for pre-booking in the country on Amazon India and those interested will have to purchase a Rs 1,000 gift card to pre-book the OnePlus 7 Pro.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 pre-booking to start from 12 pm today: Here’s how you can get itGet 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 OneplusFollow OnePlus 7 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro possible prices in India leaked, it could be cheaper than expectedThere have been a few speculations regarding the OnePlus 7 Pro price in India with a general consensus being that it will be around Rs 50,000. Tipster Ishan Agarwal has now leaked what could be the final prices of the OnePlus 7 Pro.advertisementlast_img read more

Virender Sehwag sympathises with Ambati Rayudu: World Cup snub must have been very painful

first_img Next Virender Sehwag sympathises with Ambati Rayudu: World Cup snub must have been very painfulAmbati Rayudu announced retirement from international cricket after being snubbed for World Cup 2019 and former India opener Virender Sehwag wished him all the best.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 19:09 IST Ambati Rayudu called it quits from international cricket after World Cup snub. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSehwag said World Cup snub must have been painful for Ambati RayuduAmbati Rayudu announced retirement from all forms of cricket on WednesdayRayudu, named in the official standbys list, was overlooked for World Cup 2019Former India opener Virender Sehwag Wednesday said the World Cup snub must have been painful for middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, who retired from all forms of cricket.Snubbed twice over for the ongoing World Cup, Rayudu retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits.”Must definitely be very painful at being ignored for the World Cup for #AmbatiRayudu but I wish him all the very best in life after retirement,” Sehwag said on his Twitter post.The 33-year-old Rayudu was in India’s official standbys list for the big event in the UK but was ignored despite the injury-forced ouster of all-rounder Vijay Shankar.Mayank Agrawal was brought in on the team management’s insistence and it is learnt, Rayudu was left quite disappointed by the turn of events.Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05. The player, who could never break into the Test team, was in the spotlight before the World Cup, but was ignored at Shankar’s expense in India’s final squad.Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had justified the move by saying that Shankar had “three-dimensional skills”. Shankar couldn’t make much of an impact and was eventually forced out by a toe injury.Rayudu had then taken a dig at Prasad’s statement with a cheeky social media post.”Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” he had tweeted at the time.He was later put in the standbys list but wasn’t called.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma is in a different class, says KL RahulAlso Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso Watch:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virender SehwagFollow World Cuplast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy M30 goes on sale in India: Price, specs and availability details

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 14:38 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy M30 goes on sale in India for the first time on Amazon India and Samsung’s online storeThe Galaxy M30 price in India starts at Rs 14,990 for the 4GB/64GB modelThe Galaxy M30 brings triple rear cameras and a 5,000mAh batteryThe Galaxy M30 is Samsung’s newest Galaxy M-series phone to launch in India. It follows the affordable Galaxy M10 (Review) and M20 (Review) that were launched in January with Infinity-V displays. The Galaxy M30 slots above the Galaxy M20 and offers similar specifications, while at the same time a few unique features that sets it apart in the affordable mid-range segment. The Galaxy M30 touts an Infinity-U display, triple cameras and a large 5,000mAh battery, among other things.The Galaxy M30 has a starting price of Rs 14,990 in India. This is for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB/128GB versions of the Galaxy M30 costs Rs 17,990 in the country. The Galaxy M30 will be available in gradient black and blue colours on Amazon India and Samsung’s online store today at 12pm.Amazon is offering 5 per cent instant discount on purchasing the device using an HDFC Bank Credit or Debit card, as well as No Cost EMI options on major Credit cards and select Debit cards. Reliance Jio customers buying the Galaxy M30 can also avail Double Data benefits on its Rs 198 and Rs 299 prepaid packs.Samsung Galaxy M30 specificationsThe Galaxy M30 sports a large 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (2340×1080) display. Samsung is using its Infinity-U panel for the Galaxy M30, which offers a U-shaped waterdrop notch on the top of the display to house the selfie camera. The Galaxy M30 comes with a plastic rear panel in gradient colours. It also sees a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and vertical triple camera system.advertisementPowering the Galaxy M30 is a 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset, which is the same processor that powers the Galaxy M20 as well. This is paired with up to 6GB of RAM for better multitasking capabilities. Much like the Galaxy M20, the Galaxy M30 also houses a large 5,000mAh battery to offer a two-day battery life. It also supports up to 15W fast charging over USB Type-C.The Galaxy M30 is one of the cheapest phones with a triple camera setup. The camera system includes a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, a 5MP wide-angle camera and another 5MP camera for depth sensing. On the front, the Galaxy M30 gets a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The handset ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI 9.5 on top. The M30 supports dual Nano SIM cards with support for Dual 4G standby.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M30 launched in India: Price, specifications, colours and all you need to knowALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M30 quick review: Take note because Super AMOLED display and 3 rear cameras at Rs 14,990Get 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 M30 Samsung Galaxy M30 goes on sale in India: Price, specs and availability detailsThe Galaxy M30 goes on sale for the first time in India today with a starting price of Rs 14,990. The Galaxy M30 touts a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, triple cameras and a large battery, among other things. advertisementlast_img read more

Look who’s trending

first_img Next Simi Kuriakose October 19, 2019UPDATED: October 19, 2019 11:44 IST Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan (Image Coutesy: SpotBoye.com)STUNNING IN BLACK AND WHITE For a recent film festival in Mumbai, Kareena Kapoor Khan wore an outfit from Judy Zhang’s Resort 2020 collection. The structured shoulder on the neck-plunging bodice gives this ensemble a power punch. In fact, if she’d opted for the tried-andtested bold lips and high ponytail styling formula, not only would it give her out-and-out girl boss’ vibes but we would also be highly disappointed. Thankfully, Kareena’s stylist has softened this look with that multi-layered neckpiece featuring cute charms, as well as a pink pout and side-parted tresses. We love this look!BEIGE ISN’T ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL With every new league of actors, we expect a few of them to turn into the It-girls and boys and impart us major styling lessons. Sadly, we can’t name even one from the current crop of stars who do not refrain from playing it safe. Case in point: Ananya Pandey. Her tux-esque Ulyana Sergeenko beige mini dress with a belt-like detailing on the waist and embroidered sleeves is nice overall. But we can’t say the same about the styling midparted hair, ankle-strapped heels and a bright pop of lip colour. Let’s hope she experiments with her looks soon.KEEPING IT RETRO While attending a film festival in Mumbai, Deepika Padukone was seen in a one-shouldered polka dotted dress with an open slit by Egyptian designer Marmar Halim. We love how retro the overall vibe is. The centre-parted hair that’s tousled at the ends and back-combed as well as the eyeliner traced till the end of the upper lash line. Nothing to complain about here honestly, though the voluminous dress just looks too much for a casual event like this festival. We must mention that it’s nice to see Bollywood stylists sourcing from global designers who not many of us have even heard of.advertisementALL BLACK AGAIN If we earned a penny for every single time an actor worked an all black everything’ look in Bollywood, we’d be millionaires by now. Of course, that doesn’t go against the fact that Mrunal Thakur wearing a Massimo Dutti pleated A-line skirt and a turtle-neck top looks nice here. We think the new hairdo gives her quite an edge. That said, the look would have been better with a pair of less-chunkier heels.RUFFLES & SHIMMER In another all-black sighting, Alia Bhatt was seen in an Osman ruffled leather top that she paired with a pair of metallic spot trousers from Topshop and semimesh black back-strap sandals. We think Alia looks great as far as the makeup and hair is concerned. But we have to mention our dislike for that pair of ill-fitting trousers. Also, while the top would have looked great with a skirt, it just seems a bad match with these trousers.THIS IS POLKA SEASONSporting a Lovebirds’ polka-dot dress in blue that she teamed with a pair of open-toe flats, Kangana Ranaut was seen at the airport. We love that despite the outfit being so casual, Kangana amps up the look with not just her styling but also her demeanour. Also, she was spotted in the same dress in April during a visit to our city. It is nice to see celebrities turning more relatable by not just sporting homegrown labels but also by ditching the will wear it only once’ approach.SHE EXUDES POWER We love a nice pantsuit, but this one by Parineeti Chopra falls in the segment titled outdated’. With the stark gold belt that she’s cinched her waist with, and the excess sheen of the pantsuit, we think Parineeti looks like she’s gone back to the bad side of the ’80s. Must we add that the smokey eyes are doing no good to this look at all!SIMPLE YET PRETTY You can count on Sonam Kapoor to either give you a dramatic look or one that’s simple yet stunning. This time she was spotted in a pistachio Jodi skirt that she teamed up with a white top. She’s accessorised it perfectly with a pair of white slingback heels and a quilted Chanel bag. Love the chunky retro cat-eyed sunglasses and how she’s tied that sleek scarf to her low ponytail.FALLEN OFF THE SKY Star motifs are so long gone we don’t remember anyone wearing it in a long time. By all means these are cute, but pairing it with a metallic mini skirt calls for a major fail. Along with the white pumps and the barrettes, Janhvi Kapoor’s look brings back memories of birthday dressing during school. Cute back then! Definitely not cool when a twenty-something’s sporting it.advertisementGet 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 byApoorva Abhay Uzagare Look who’s trendingOur weekly report on which celebrity fared better on the sartorial chartsadvertisementlast_img read more

Late Night? Bookman Lights Will Guide You Home

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Best Labor Day Sales on Men’s Clothes, Shoes, Accessories, and More A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt When the phrase “bike accessories” is spoken, it’s easy to associate it with your childhood wheels. Baskets, bells and spoke knick knacks certainly pop into our minds. And though each can serve it’s own special purpose, making your bicycle safer and more useful, these accessories can also clutter your bike and even weigh it down. And because you have such sleek taste, you wouldn’t want those things to cramp your style. That’s where BOOKMAN Lights come in.But wait, what is BOOKMAN? A group of Swedish industrial engineering students, with half a semester of school left to go, decided in 2009 they wanted to be their own bosses. And so, as dedicated cyclists themselves, they set out to invent a bike accessory that would complement rather than detract from their beloved mode of transportation. And so BOOKMAN was born with the USB Light as its front-running product.What makes the BOOKMAN USB Light different from other bike lights? Glad you asked. Not only is it compact and lightweight, this tiny device is majorly bright: it boasts a visibility of more than 500 meters. It fits all bicycles and is easy to attach with its elastic rubber band fastener. The BOOKMAN USB Light is weather resistant, so it won’t get cranky in the rain, sleet or snow. It can run steadily for five hours or flashing for 25. Need to use it tonight? It fully charges in two hours, just enough time for you to sneak in a shower and disco nap before heading out.Ready to go shopping? Of course you are. The BOOKMAN Light is available online at shop.bookman.se and retail stores across the United States. How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United Stateslast_img read more

Epicoa’s Portable Wonder Grill

first_img 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear An American Classic: How to Grill Burgers The Right Way Every Time How to Grill Fish: A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting it Right Every Time This Fall say goodbye to the days of the kettle grill at the football game. Tailgating just got easier, and healthier, with the new portable Epicoa Rotisserie Grill. This suitcase size grill can go anywhere from the football game to the family BBQ. It all packs into its own briefcase style shell. Each shell is customizable with any color combo you’d like, whether its your favorite team or not.The battery-powered rotisserie system allows you to skewer more than seven different items at once – also keeping juices on your meat and away from the bottom of the grill. This means keeping carcinogens at an all time low (aka healthier) because they aren’t dripping to the bottom of your grill only to char up.As Epicoa puts it, their product sets out to “free the grillers”. Free them from grilling, flipping, but not looking damn good while doing it. The automated skewer system allows you to walk away from the grill and enjoy your people. No more “flip anxiety” as Epicoa puts it!  But with a wicked grill like this you will all probably be standing around it anyway. One more perk is it’s extremely easy to clean. You can disassemble, pour out the charcoal and then clean out the shell. Everything goes back inside and you’re ready to go for your next event.This fine piece of machinery will run you about $700 for the seven-skewer model. They also have a smaller five-skewer version for about $550. Visit Epicoa for more info. Uball Is the New Portable Basketball Hoop That Lets You Play Ball Anywhere The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more