25 days agoAlexis insists Inter Milan capable of winning Champions League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexis insists Inter Milan capable of winning Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez insists Inter Milan are capable of winning the Champions League.On-loan from Manchester United, the striker is ready to face former club Barcelona this week.He stated, “Every player would like to win a Champions League. You play to win it, not just to compete. I play it to win. “It’s something nice for every player and for Inter hope again with the Champions League. Inter are preparing something good for the future, they have not won for several years and so I decided to return to Italian football to win something with this team, with a coach and players I already knew.” last_img

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Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

first_imgA closeup of a helmetless Baker Mayfield.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.last_img read more

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Jimbo Fisher Blasted The Officials After FSU’s Loss To Clemson

first_imgJimbo Fisher addressing the media.ESPN.Jimbo Fisher wasn’t very happy with the officiating Saturday night.Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher harshly criticized the referees in his team’s game against Clemson on Saturday. The Seminoles fell to undefeated Clemson, 37-34, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.There were some questionable calls throughout the contest, especially late. Specifically, a chop block brought back a 50-yard run by Dalvin Cook.Here’s Fisher’s post-game rant.Jimbo Fisher went on an EPIC rant about the officiating after FSU’s loss to Clemson#CFBSunday pic.twitter.com/ENf1iHFdt7— ESPNU (@ESPNU) October 30, 2016Florida State will likely be sending the ACC a tape of all of the calls they disagreed with.The Seminoles are set to play at N.C. State next Saturday.last_img

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Emery urges patience in Arsenal transfer chase

first_imgUnai Emery has urged patience in what has been a frustrating summer transfer window for Arsenal so far.The Gunners have been linked with a number of potential additions, but have got just one deal over the line.Gabriel Martinelli has arrived at Emirates Stadium, and is considered to be a hot prospect for the future, but there has been no further movement in north London. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bids have been lodged for the likes of Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney and Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, only to face struggles in getting big-money agreements completed.Emery remains optimistic when it comes to getting bodies in, with Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha another long-standing target, but accepts that the recruitment process may not move as quickly as an expectant fan base had been hoping.The Spaniard told reporters when quizzed for an update on his transfer plans: “The club is working. We are speaking every day with the club and Edu.“I prefer to work with patience and calm and take the best decision.“We have very good players, very young good players. We need someone to help us. The club is working on that.“We prefer to take the best decision with patience. If we need to wait more time for this reason I prefer to do that.”Edu Gaspar Brazil ArsenalArsenal have made changes behind the scenes in an effort to aid their cause, both in bringing in fresh faces and working with those already on the club’s books.Freddie Ljungberg has joined Emery’s coaching staff in the first-team fold, while another familiar face in the form of ex-midfielder Edu is back in England as the Gunners’ new technical director.“You know better than me they are two Arsenal ex-players!” Emery said when asked how two former favourites are settling into their new roles.“Freddie was working with the Under-23s but when he proposed to us and the club, speaking with him and Steve Bould, we changed the two situations. I am very happy with Freddie.“Edu played here and also I was his coach in Valencia for one year. He has experience. He knows Arsenal. He’s a very good worker for us in this sporting director job.“Raul [Sanllehi], Vinai [Venkatesham] and I were trying to find the best person who can help us with experience and also with knowing this club. It’s Edu. For me he’s the perfect man to do that.”last_img read more

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Willems joins Newcastle on loan

first_imgNewcastle United have confirmed the arrival of Netherlands international Jetro Willems on loan from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.Willems has joined Newcastle on a season-long loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.The defender predominantly made his name at PSV and became the youngest player to appear in the European Championships at just 18 years and 71 days when he featured for the Netherlands at Euro 2012. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Frankfurt signed the left-back in 2017 and he was a regular in his first season at the club, but Willems managed just seven Bundesliga starts under Adi Hutter last term.Hello, @JetroWillems_15!The Netherlands international left-back has arrived on loan from @eintracht_eng. #HelloJetro pic.twitter.com/IG9IKZxEd1— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 2, 2019The 25-year-old has now become Newcastle’s second arrival of the close season, following on from the club-record signing of Joelinton from Hoffenheim.”Jetro brings a wealth of experience into the dressing room and I’m very pleased to have brought him here,” manager Steve Bruce told Newcastle’s official website.”He has played at the highest level and is naturally left-footed so he’ll give us another strong option on that side.”Willems’ arrival is set to be followed by that of Allan Saint-Maximin, with the Nice winger said to have undergone a medical on Friday ahead of a reported £16 million ($19m) deal.Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic explained that Willems had requested to leave the club, saying the was not happy being just a squad player with the 2018-19 Europa League semi-finalists.“Jetro was an important part of our squad for two years,” Bobic said. “But he was no longer satisfied with his playing role, so we agreed to his request to change.”last_img read more

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Simeone praises Joao Felix after another standout showing

first_imgDiego Simeone praised Joao Felix after the teenager’s impressive start at Atletico Madrid continued against Juventus on Saturday.Felix scored one and set up the other as Atletico completed a perfect pre-season with a 2-1 International Champions Cup victory over Juve in Stockholm.The 19-year-old arrived at the La Liga giants from Benfica for a reported €126 million in July and has scored three goals and provided four assists in five pre-season games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Simeone has been impressed with what he has seen from Felix, who netted 20 times in 42 games in all competitions for Benfica last season.”Joao has many capabilities. He is adapting very quickly to what the team needs,” the Atletico coach told a news conference.”He has a vision that allows him to adapt to many positions and is in a process of adaptation and the best thing he has is that, I said from the first day, his desire to learn.”He wants to learn and with that the adaptation process will be shorter. Talent is innate, but the desire to learn is the shortest path that a player has to perform.”Atletico have gone through a rebuild in the close season, the likes of Felix, Marcos Llorente and Kieran Trippier joining, while Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin, Juanfran and Filipe Luis are among those to have left.Argentina forward Angel Correa is also linked with a move to AC Milan, but Simeone expects the 24-year-old to stay at Atletico.”We are open to everything that can happen, transfer wise. There is nothing that can surprise us because obviously there is always something happening until the end so we have to be prepared for that,” he said.”Angel Correa is training in an extraordinary way since he arrived back and there’s not any situation that leads me to think about him leaving the team.”Correa had a difficult season in front of goal in 2018-19, scoring just five goals in all competitions and three goals in 36 games in La Liga. Atletico begin their La Liga campaign at home against Getafe on August 18.last_img read more

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4-Star Freshman Announces He’s Retiring From Football

first_imgThe UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 23: The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former four-star recruit is no longer able to play football. The former top tight end has announced that he’s taking a medical retirement.Jimmy Jaggers, one of the top tight ends in the country coming out of high school in 2017, has announced that he’s been forced to retire from the sport. He’s had multiple concussions, including one this past spring that resulted from a car accident.The UCLA freshman tight end announced the news on Twitter.“I may no longer have the opportunity to play at the Rose Bowl,” Jaggers wrote, “but I will still be on scholarship and getting my degree. It was truly an honor being a part of something so special and I will miss the experiences, but know this is what’s best for me.”Here’s his full announcement:#4sUp and #GoBruins?? pic.twitter.com/jxLsO0vRua— Jimmy Jaggers (@jimmy_jaggers) June 4, 2018Jaggers, a 6-foot-4 tight end, is a California native. He was ranked the No. 10 TE in the country by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The former top recruit committed to UCLA over Alabama, Michigan and USC, among other programs.Jaggers redshirted the 2017 season.last_img read more

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Look At What The Browns’ GM Is Wearing At Oklahoma-Texas

first_imgA view of Oklahoma fans during a Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 12: Oklahoma Sooners fans cheer on their team against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first half on November 12, 2005 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma won 36-30. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***It appears Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is getting an early jump on his player evaluations, as he’s attending the Big 12 Championship. While there is no question about his ability to scout talent, his fashion sense is another debate.Baker Mayfield has trolled Dorsey in the past for his style choices, which means more jokes could be on the way after today.Dorsey was caught on the sidelines for the game, wearing orange Nike sneakers, shorts and an overcoat. Although that combination isn’t considered ideal, he certainly has no issue with it.Browns GM John Dorsey is here to watch Texas and Oklahoma in the #Big12Championship pic.twitter.com/fSI9gLVMru— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) December 1, 2018On the bright side, Dorsey is somehow prepared for winter or fall weather with this particular outfit.NFL writer Peter Schrager couldn’t help but praise the Browns’ general manager for this interesting look. “I’m going to push hard to get John Dorsey some of those fancy seats at a New York City Fashion Week show this fall,” he tweeted.I’m going to push hard to get John Dorsey some of those fancy seats at a New York City Fashion Week show this fall. No more iconic style in the entire NFL. What a look. https://t.co/kysvMlK6by— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) December 1, 2018As for the game itself, Texas leads 7-3 over Oklahoma.last_img read more

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New Details Emerge On Injury To Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgalabama quarterback tua tagovailoa suffered an injuryATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is carted off the field after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A new report has revealed when exactly star Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered his ankle injury in the SEC Championship Game win over Georgia.According to AL.com, the Crimson Tide’s sophomore quarterback suffered his high ankle sprain on their fourth offensive snap of the game.Tagovailoa attempted to gut out the injury, but was eventually replaced by Jalen Hurts.It was a bad game for Tagovailoa, who had been the Heisman Trophy favorite up until that point. Now, many expect Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray to win the award.Alabama is reportedly frustrated by this, as Tagovailoa’s poor showing against Georgia was mostly due to him trying to play injured.“Tua suffered the high ankle sprain — a bad one — on Alabama’s fourth snap vs. Georgia, not on the play during the fourth quarter. Frustrating for people at Alabama is that Tua trying to gut it out and stay in the game may end up costing him the Heisman,” AL.com reporter Matt Zenitz tweeted.Tua suffered the high ankle sprain — a bad one — on Alabama’s fourth snap vs. Georgia, not on the play during the fourth quarter.Frustrating for people at Alabama is that Tua trying to gut it out and stay in the game may end up costing him the Heisman.https://t.co/ukkVKguxs3— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 6, 2018Tagovailoa has already lost out on one major award. The Associated Press named Murray it’s college football player of the year today.The Heisman Trophy will be announced on Saturday night.last_img read more

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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Responds To Retirement Odds

first_imgNick Saban reacting to an Alabama football game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown by the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With the recent retirement of Bill Snyder, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has climbed even higher on the list of oldest active football coaches. People are so curious as to when he’ll hang the headset up that odds have been released on when it will happen.As of May, the sports book MyBookie.com has set the over/under on the number of seasons he has remaining at five-and-a-half. His current contract at Alabama runs through 2025.This week Saban was asked for his thoughts on the betting odds for his retirement, and he would not be baited into revealing anything. Per AL.com, he stated that he wasn’t even aware of the odds placed and found the idea “amusing.”“That’s the first I’ve heard of that one,” Saban said Thursday at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, site of the Nick’s Kids charity golf tournament. “But it’s amusing.”Saban is preparing for his 13th year at the helm for Alabama and is chasing his sixth national title with the Crimson Tide. He is also closing in on 47 years as a coach dating back to his first job with Kent State in 1973. But just because Saban is getting a bit long in the tooth doesn’t mean his age is showing.Mentally he’s still sharper than the overwhelming majority of coaches.Physically, he just underwent a hip replacement but has recovered from the surgery faster than doctors originally suspected.Suffice it to say, Saban isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Photos: Big 10 Head Coach’s Beard Is Going Viral At Media Days

first_imgIllinois football coach Lovie Smith with a bearded face.EVANSTON, IL – NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Illinois Fighting Illini watches as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 24, 2018 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 24-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The college football season sits just over a month away. All summer long fans have been clamoring for a taste of the action after a few months away from the sport.Well, this week, fans received a little snippet – which may be just enough to hold them over until the season kicks off.Media days started with a bang this week as the coaches and top players from each team met with the media to break down the coming season.On Thursday afternoon, one coach stole the show without saying a word. Illinois head coach Lovie Smith took to the podium sporting a righteous beard.Check it out.Lovie Smith beard update: luxurious pic.twitter.com/trLyVLfeqm— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) July 18, 2019After finishing the 2018 college football season with a 4-8 record, Smith hit the recruiting trail hard.He brought in a solid class in 2019 and landed a few top transfers – including star tight end Luke Ford.Smith is entering his fourth season at Illinois. He led the Fighting Illini to a 9-27 record over the first three seasons and failed to make a bowl game.He might need to make a bowl game this season to keep a hold on his job. Illinois opens the season with a non-conference contest against Akron followed by a trip to UConn.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Has Revealed His “Dark Horse” National Title Contender

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit named a potential College Football Playoff “dark horse” national title contender this week.The veteran ESPN analyst is liking a team out of the Big 12…Herbstreit believes Texas, coming off a Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, is heading into the 2019 season with a lot of promise.The ESPN analyst is buying the Longhorns as a potential “dark horse” national title team. “I love to go to the Kentucky Derby and I’m a horse racing guy, so I hate the favorite,” Herbstreit said on SportsCenter this morning. “So in this case, I’m trying to beat the favorite. Because of that, I see value with Texas at 20/1. With (Sam) Ehlinger coming back, he’s got enough weapons led by Collin Johnson. I think this team can make some noise and there’s very good chance they go to Dallas against Oklahoma undefeated.“If they’re able find a way to win it, look out, because Texas can be one of those teams to keep an eye on.”Texas, which should begin the 2019 season ranked inside the top 15, has a huge non-conference game in LSU.The Longhorns will also have to go through Oklahoma and others in the Big 12.Texas begins its 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Louisiana Tech.last_img read more

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ESPN Predicts College Football’s 10 Winningest Teams In 2019

first_imgThe College GameDay crew on set in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is now just days away, as Florida and Miami will kick off the season in a special “Week 0” game on Saturday night.The preseason Coaches’ Poll and Associated Press poll have been released and projections for the year are rolling in.Who’s going to end up winning the most games?ESPN’s Football Power Index has made its projections.1. Clemson: 12.3 – 0.7 Trevor Lawrence celebrates touchdown with Garrett Williams.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 27: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers hugs Garrett Williams #44 after he rushed for a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)2. Alabama: 11.0 – 1.6 Tua Tagovailoa and DeVonta Smith being interviewed after the Crimson Tide's national title game win.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 and DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide are interviewed by ESPN analyst Maria Taylor after beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alabama Crimson Tide won 26-23. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)3. Oklahoma: 10.9 – 2.0 A closeup of Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley talking into his headset.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners during Big 12 Championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)4. Michigan: 10.5 – 2.1 Jim Harbaugh during pregame before Michigan's game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Michigan Wolverines Head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)5. Georgia: 9.9 – 2.7 Jake Fromm running onto the field.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)6. Boise State: 9.8 – 2.9 Boise State coach Bryan Harsin.BOISE, ID – NOVEMBER 09: Head Coach Brian Harsin of the Boise State Broncos wears a smile after defeating the Fresno State Bulldogs on November 9, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 24-17. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)7. Oregon: 9.7 – 2.8 Justin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks attempts a pass.EUGENE, OR – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on September 22, 2018 in E (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)8. UCF: 9.7 – 2.8 UCF coach Josh Heupel looks on during game.ORLANDO, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Josh Heupel of the UCF Knights Looks on during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats on November 17, 2018 at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)9. LSU: 9.5 – 2.7 Vadal Alexander and other LSU football players celebrate a play.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jeremy Hill #33 of the LSU Tigers reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers with Vadal Alexander #78 and La’el Collins #70 during the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)10. Notre Dame: 9.4 – 2.6 A closeup of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wearing a visor.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the field with his team before the game against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)***You can view ESPN’s full Football Power Index projections here.last_img read more

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Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 season

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 13:30 IST Rishabh Pant replaced the injured Wriddhiman Saha in the Indian Test team last year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named Emerging Player of the Year at the ICC AwardsPant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England last yearIndia captain Virat Kohli swept the awards with Test, ODI and Cricketer of the Year honoursIndia’s fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Tuesday named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards.The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.He was also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.Congratulations to @RishabPant777, the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 in Adelaide in December.#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/s5yQBuwWlvICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli completed the hat-trick at the awards after being adjudged the ODI Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the 2018 Cricketer of the Year after yet another stellar performance in international cricket.The 30-year-old finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket in 2018 with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.Kohli, who was the ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year last year, was named the captain of both the Test Team and ODI Team of the Year for the second year in a row.advertisementIn the other categories, Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch’s record-breaking innings of 172 off 76 balls against Zimbabwe in Harare was adjudged as the ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year 2018.The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2018 went to Kane Williamson,”For continuing to be a shining role model of how our game should be played, his behaviour setting an outstanding example on and off the field.”Sri Lanka umpire Kumar Dharmasena bagged the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2018 while Scotland’s Calum McLeod was named the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year 2018.Also Read | Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create historyAlso Read | Rishabh Pant’s groundbreaking series in Australia: 20 catches and 350 runsFor 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 Rishabh PantFollow ICC Awards 2017-18 Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonRishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.advertisementlast_img read more

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PUBG MOBILE beats PUBG PC and all other online games in India, played by 73.4%

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 18:35 IST It’s not wrong to argue that PUBG MOBILE is the biggest sensation of the current times. The game has been widely lapped up by players and has made it as one of the top games that can be played on Android and iOS devices. The game became so popular in fact that PUBG MOBILE got its own e-sports event and saw some great talents exhibiting their skill on the battlegrounds of Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok or Vikendi. Therefore, have you ever wondered by how much has PUBG MOBILE made itself a part of our daily lives? The numbers show above70 per cent.According to recent research conducted by Internet service provider Jana for Quartz, PUBG MOBILE has made a substantial impact on Indian mobile gamers. The game is so popular that from a universe of all PUBG players, including players from PUBG PC and PUBG on the console, around 73.4 per cent of total PUBG players mainly rely on PUBG MOBILE for their Chicken Dinner thrills. Only a mere 5 per cent of players in India prefer to play the PC version of PUBG while a minuscule 1.1 per cent of all players play PUBG on consoles.Not only does PUBG MOBILE beat its evolved versions, but it also beats other online games by a huge margin. Out of a total of 1,047 Indian respondents, around 61.9 per cent get voted it as the top online game, beating other games such as Fortnite, Free Fire and others. And a majority of these players spend at least eight or more hours on the game on a weekly basis. And around 52 per cent of players prefer to play during the night.advertisementThe increasing popularity of the game is helped by the fact Tencent Games keeps on adding new content to the game every few weeks. The last major update to the game was in December in the form of Vikendi, which is a new snow map. The snow map provides for challenging gameplay in a completely different scenario.However, to keep players engaged, Tencent Games collaborated with the developers of Resident Evil 2 and came up with Season 5. Additionally, the much-awaited zombie mode will make it to the game under this collaboration. The zombie mode is already a part of the latest update to PUBG MOBILE Beta and brings all zombie as well as villains from the Resident Evil universe.With the upcoming zombie update, PUBG MOBILE could see an increase in demand. Zombie shooting has always been an exciting part for gamers and the upcoming update will make PUBG MOBILE more exciting that it has ever been.ALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: That Chicken Dinner is a trap, have fun but don’t get caught in its questALSO READ | PUBG Mobile: What is it, is it affecting students and why have Gujarat, VIT and other institutions banned itALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE player in Jammu falls sick after playing game for 10 days without rest, admitted to hospitalGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow PUBG MobileFollow PUBGFollow Fortnite PUBG MOBILE beats PUBG PC and all other online games in India, played by 73.4%PUBG MOBILE has been found to be most popular on the mobile platform in India. Most players in India prefer to play PUBG MOBILE at night.advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool primed for final day of epic title race

first_imgPremier League: Manchester City, Liverpool primed for final day of epic title racePremier League will kick off for the last time this season as the race for the title heats up with Manchester City taking on Brighton and Liverpool facing Wolves.advertisement Reuters LondonMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 11:53 IST Manchester City and Liverpool go into the last round of Premier League with one point separating them (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe last round of the Premier League will all start off simultaneouslyManchester City take on Brighton & Hove Albion as Liverpool face Wolverhampton WanderersOnly one point separates City and Liverpool for the Premier League titleHaving absorbed everything Liverpool could throw at them in a titanic title battle, Manchester City will retain their crown with victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.It is possible they could get by with a draw, or even an unlikely defeat, as they will start the final round of a monumental title battle one point ahead – but Pep Guardiola’s side know better than to expect gifts from Merseyside.In all likelihood, City will rack up a 14th successive Premier League win and Liverpool will beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to make it nine in a row. If that happens, City will take the honours with 98 points to Liverpool’s 97.To put that into perspective, those totals would be the second and third highest in the history of the Premier League – behind only City’s record-breaking 100-point haul last season when Guardiola delivered his first title.If there was ever a case to share the trophy it is this season, such has been the excellence of both clubs, but in reality finishing second will be a bitter pill to swallow.”I’m not going to change my opinion on what we have done, but I know we will be judged. We have to win,” Guardiola said as he prepared for the trip to a Brighton side who could prove troublesome.The calm before the storm…#mancity pic.twitter.com/B6QHo5GxvQManchester City (@ManCity) May 11, 2019Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool finished 25 points behind City last year, but have bridged the gap playing football that at times has surpassed even Guardiola’s slickers.advertisementLiverpool have lost just once to City’s four defeats and were briefly seven points in front in January, but in the run-in they have found that as well as the style that is Guardiola’s blueprint, his team also have core of steel.That manifested itself perfectly on Monday when, with Leicester City holding out at the Etihad Stadium, captain marvel Vincent Kompany thumped home a 30-metre screamer to send his side into the final day with their fate in their hands.It was their third 1-0 victory in four games and, say what you like about Liverpool’s armour-plated defence, City have conceded only three times in their last 13 games as they relentlessly went about becoming the first club to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United 10 years ago.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has admitted his side need a miracle to become the first team to overtake the Premier League leaders on the final day of the season.Whatever happens next. A season to remember.One more game pic.twitter.com/90MOIIM3fBLiverpool FC (@LFC) May 11, 2019But in a week in which they performed one to beat Barcelona 4-0, overhauling a three-goal deficit to reach the Champions League final, it would be folly to dismiss the notion of him raising the trophy aloft to end Liverpool’s 29-year wait since they last reigned supreme in England.”City are a great team, but so are we. We’ve competed right to the very end,” Henderson said.”Whoever gets it will deserve it. From our point of view, we couldn’t have done any more.”It is only the eighth time in the Premier League era that the title has been decided on the final day.Also Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoFor 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 Premier leagueFollow Manchester CityFollow Liverpool Nextlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli on how he prepares for the worst case scenario

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Sunil Gavaskar disagrees with Virat Kohli’s move to persist with Rishabh Pant at No. 4

first_imgadvertisement Next scorecard view more view less No data available! Akshay Ramesh Port of SpainAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 12:03 IST Rishabh Pant got out against the run of play during his partnership with Virat Kohli in the 2nd ODI (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar feels Shreyas Iyer is more suited to batting at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5Rishabh Pant managed just 20 runs in the 2nd ODI vs West IndiesIyer scored 71 runs and was part of a 125-run partnership with Virat Kohli (120)Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar heaped rich praise on Shreyas Iyer after the Delhi Capitals captain hit a match-winning 71 on return to India squad in the 2nd ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain on Sunday.Sunil Gavaskar said Shreyas Iyer grabbed the opportunity that came his way in the 2nd ODI while adding that Iyer is more suited to playing at No.4 and Rishabh Pant at No. 5.The batting legend’s comments came after Virat Kohli said Team India are backing their young wicketkeeper-batsman to bat Rishabh Pant at No. 4 in the 50-overs format.Shreyas Iyer walked into the middle at the Queen’s Park Oval when India had lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in quick succession. However, Iyer used all his experience and stitched a 125-run stand with his captain Virat Kohli for the 4th wicket.On the other hand, Pant, who continued to bat at No. 4, managed only 20 before playing a horror shot to throw his wicket away.Iyer kept the scorers busy right from the word go and scored 71 at more than a run-a-ball. His well-paced knock had 5 boundaries and a six. Iyer perished in the 46th over while trying to accelerate at the death.”In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 for 6 as a finisher because that’s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play. If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it’s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5,” Sunil Gavaskar told Sony Ten 1.advertisement”He [Sheryas Iyer] has grabbed his opportunity. He came at No. 5. He had plenty of overs. He had the company of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Nothing quite like it because the skipper takes the pressure off you. You learn from the best batsmen in the world. The best place to learn in cricket is the non-striker’s end. That’s what Shreyas Iyer was doing with Virat Kohli at the other end,”Sunil Gavaskar also said Iyer hadn’t done anything wrong to miss the World Cup berth but expressed confidence that he will get a longer run now in ODI cricket.”I think, if this doesn’t help him get a more permanent slot in the Inidan middle-order, I don’t know what will. In the 5 matches, he played before this, he scored 2 fifties and hit a highest score of 88. He hadn’t done anything wrong to be left out of the 14 (15) (World Cup). But that’s in the past,” Gavaskar said.”Now he has come back and scored a 71 in his first opportunity. So I think he will get a longer run.”Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli said India are looking at No. 4 and No. 5 as floating positions in the batting order.”For me, top-3 and probably 6 and 7 are specialist batting positions than four and five. I think it has become a topic of debate for a long time. In ODIs and T20s, four and five are your flexible guys,” Kohli said.Having taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series, India will be hoping to win the ODI rubber as well when they face West Indies in Trinidad on Wednesday. Notably, the visitors had whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the T20I series.Also Read | Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar help India thrash West Indies in 2nd ODIAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli ends 5-month hundred droughtAlso Read | Virat Kohli breaks Javed Miandad’s record for most ODI runs vs West IndiesFor 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 Virat KohliFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow Rishabh PantFollow India VS West IndiesFollow WI v IND 2nd ODI graphs Sunil Gavaskar disagrees with Virat Kohli’s move to persist with Rishabh Pant at No. 4India tour of West Indies 2019: Sunil Gavaskar also said Shreyas Iyer has grabbed the opportunity that came his way with both hands and that he expects the Delhi Capitals captain to get a longer run in middle order for India. commentarylast_img read more

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10 Best Work Bags For Summer

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Editors’ Recommendations Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Just as attitudes towards what to wear to the office continue to trend in a casual vein, the concept of the traditional work bag has been undergoing somewhat of a quiet revolution. As Byron Peart of the fine, modern accessories brand WANT Essentiels de la Vie explains, it’s not because guys no longer have a need for them. Rather, it’s that “Men are no longer viewing their luggage or work bags from a strictly utilitarian perspective. We’re finding that men are looking for something sophisticated and stylish, which integrates seamless with their wardrobe.”Here at The Manual, we’re all in favor of soft, premium leather satchels and handsome totes to even the type of rucksack WANT is proposing with its new Kastrup style for the office. As Peart explains of the softer, streamlined option, “It is a great addition to a simple ensemble and can really allow your personal style to shine through in a professional setting.” With all the options out there, however, it’s worth keeping in mind the following three elements when shopping: versatility, aesthetics and durability. Fortunately, most bag makers know better than to veer from quality and good design.As Bill Adler, maker of Eugene, Oregon’s WILL Leather Goods, whose postman-inspired bag is featured here, puts it, “I think men would rather invest in a piece that will last than pick up the latest ‘it’ bag. Plus, leather is personal: the more you use it and work it in, the better it’ll look.”Following, 10 of the season’s sharpest-looking bags for making the best impression at the office:Eton leather satchel, Brooks England, $488; available at www.brooksengland.comKastrup backpack, WANT Essentiels de la Vie, $495; available at www.carsonstreetclothiers.comLondon organizer brief, Ecoalf, $145; available at www.bloomingdales.comMessenger bag, Banana Republic, $125; available at www.bananarepublic.comBlack plaid wax briefcase, Ernest Alexander, $295; available at www.clubmonaco.comSummit leather document brief, Jack Spade, $395; available at www.jackspade.comRed label large briefcase, Filson, $295; available at www.needsupply.comLife tote, J. Panther Luggage Co., $390; available at www.jplc.comDouglas postal bag, WILL Leather goods, $495; available at www.willleathergoods.comDay pack nylon bag, Mismo, $495; available at www.tres-bien.comlast_img read more

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Introducing: High on Hops

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip It seems there’s no good way to introduce yourself as the author of a beer column.“Hi. My name is Lee. I drink a lot of beer.”It sounds far more like an admission of guilt than the basis of a writing gig. But it’s also very true, no matter how plainly stated.My journey into beer started innocently enough. The first taste was a sip of Lowenbrau from my father’s can after desperately, incessantly begging him for a try. Looking back on my five-year-old self, I recall a lot of whining and leg pulling on my part in an attempt to distract him from the football game on TV. To shut me up, he graciously allowed the tiniest drop to hit my lips. I found it disgusting and went back to playing with my Star Wars TIE Fighter.My next meaningful beer experiences were in college. My roommates and I sought to distance our parties from those in the fraternity houses by buying “good” beer. We didn’t know where it was made, what hops were used or how big the brewery was. All we really knew was that it was more expensive. Instead of Bud Light or Miller Genuine Draft, we bought kegs of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Abita’s Purple Haze. Bottles of Pete’s Wicked Ale were in the fridge. We considered ourselves serious beer drinkers – scholarly even – buying seasonal releases and trying everything we could find. Admittedly, in mid-90s Athens Georgia, that wasn’t much.Skip ahead a few years and I’m a reasonably well-adjusted husband and new father looking for a hobby. After a few amazing trysts with Belgian White ales at my local brewpub, I found a passion project in home brewing. Making my own beer led to searching out and trying new styles with interesting ingredients, reading everything I could about the process and visiting breweries around the country. I fell in love with beer.Drinking all these extra calories, both homemade and those for “research” purposes caused my waistline to expand. That led to a new hobby: running. Once I found a routine for burning off those additional calories by pounding pavement, I started BrewDrinkRun.com with friends who were in the same club. We brew, we drink, and to stay fit, we run. Our website and podcast led to more opportunities – even getting paid to drink beer.I’m happy to report that I like beer much more now than I did when I was five or even twenty-five. I not only enjoy the varied tastes and the inevitable surprises that a new bottle holds, but I also enjoy the people and places driving America’s craft beer movement ever forward. The men and women in this industry have a true passion for the perfect pour, and I hope to do them justice with my coverage of the field.Thank you to The Manual for asking me to come on board and share my beer ramblings under the banner of “High on Hops.” I’ll be reviewing beers, highlighting upcoming brewery releases, forecasting industry trends and writing about some of the best places on earth to grab a pint. And I promise not to pull on your leg or whine. At least not too much. The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workoutlast_img read more

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