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7 days agoBielsa insists he wants Arsenal striker Nketiah’s Leeds loan to be successful

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bielsa insists he wants Arsenal striker Nketiah’s Leeds loan to be successfulby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he wants Eddie Nketiah’s loan spell from Arsenal to be a success.Nketiah was loaned out to Elland Road this summer in search of more regular playing time to continue his development. But despite scoring four times in nine appearances in all competitions, the 20-year-old is yet to start a Championship game, with Bielsa sticking by Patrick Bamford.”For me it is very important that Eddie has a good spell at Leeds,” Bielsa said.”If Nketiah doesn’t do well here in Leeds, the responsibility is going to be mine. That will be fair because Nketiah is a player full of results and as coach, I have to know how to manage all this skill to improve the team.”The person who most wants Nketiah to have success at Leeds is me, but also I value Bamford, I value him a lot.” last_img read more

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Vine: Roquan Smith Puts On UCLA Gloves, Commits To Bruins Over Home-State Team Georgia

first_imgThe Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.BOULDER, CO – SEPTEMBER 29: The Bruins flag flies as the UCLA Bruins score a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on September 29, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. UCLA defeated Colorado 42-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Update: An interesting development from the Roquan Smith commitment:BREAKING: Despite announcing his commitment to #UCLA, 4* LB Roquan Smith tells me he has not reached final decision, has not signed LOI.— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) February 4, 2015Earlier: UCLA may wind up being the winners of this year’s National Signing Day. Jim Mora’s program has already had a big day, landing top-rated recruits like Soso Jamabo over Texas and Chris Clark over Michigan, and now they’ve plucked a top five outside linebacker out of Georgia’s back yard. Roquan Smith was down to Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA during his ceremony today. After having signs for the Wolverines and Aggies flipped over to indicate that the schools were out, Smith put on UCLA gloves under the table to reveal his commitment.Some UCLA fans may be concerned about the program’s ability to compete at the top of the Pac-12 without Brett Hundley, but Mora is proving that the Bruins should not be a flash in the pan. [@BoltonSports]last_img read more

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Photo: Sebastian The Ibis Is Wearing A Suit To Miami’s Nightclub Uniform Release Party

first_imgMiami players run onto the field before a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)We’re less than two hours from Miami’s adidas uniform release party at Club Liv in Miami Beach. It looks like those in attendance are dressed for the occasion, including Miami’s mascot, Sebastian the Ibis. Sebastian is donning a suit for the occasion.Sebastian The Ibis is ready for the Adidas jersey reveal party at Club Liv pic.twitter.com/I2MLM6wnK1— CaneSport (@CaneSport) July 18, 2015Looking sharp, Sebastian. Check back later tonight for the full scoop on Miami’s uniform reveal.last_img read more

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If You Were Wondering, Nick Saban Still Uses Chewing Tobacco

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium September 22, 2007 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Georgia defeated Alabama 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)It’s been documented in the past that Alabama head coach Nick Saban occasionally uses chewing tobacco. Today, on SportsCenter, college football fans got a look at his favorite brand. In an interview with ESPN’s Marty Smith, Saban had a pouch of “Red Man” next to his seat belt. It didn’t go unnoticed.Never thought of Saban as a Red Man guy pic.twitter.com/m2KwlSBhIX— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) November 4, 2015ESPN camera in Nick Saban’s car catches a pouch of Red Man. He’s just like the rest of us; he has a vice! pic.twitter.com/B5QC2xbJQV— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) November 4, 2015For what it’s worth, it doesn’t really line up with Saban’s no-nonsense personality. But as Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News notes, we all have our vices.last_img read more

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Clemson’s Shaq Lawson Will Declare For NFL Draft: “I’m Ready For The Next Level”

first_imgShaq Lawson interviewed ahead of FSU game.shaq lawson clemson dalvin cook florida stateAfter losing superstars like Stephone Anthony, Vic Beasley, and Grady Jarrett from last year’s top Clemson defense, many expected a big slide for the Tigers on that side of the field. After finishing first nationally in total defense in 2014, Clemson repeated in the top 10, currently ranking seventh in that category. A big reason: defensive end Shaq Lawson, who has 55 total tackles, an eye-popping 22.5 tackles for loss, and 9.5 sacks on the year. After the upcoming College Football Playoff, though, he will be off to the pros. .@ClemsonFB DE Shaq Lawson: “I’m going to declare for the draft, “It’s time. I’m ready for the next level. I will always miss Clemson”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 9, 2015At 6-foot-3, 270-pounds, Lawson should be a pretty exciting prospect for NFL teams after his breakout season. He’ll have a chance to improve his stock on the sport’s biggest stage on New Year’s Eve.last_img read more

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Kovac laments Lewandowski offside call

first_imgNiko Kovac felt Bayern Munich were hard done by in their 3-1 defeat at Bayern Leverkusen as his side lost further ground on leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race.Leon Goretzka gave Bayern a half-time lead, but goals after the interval from Leon Bailey, Kevin Volland and substitute Lucas Alario means the champions were unable to capitalise on rivals Dortmund being held to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.Speaking to Sky after the match, Kovac was left to lament a VAR offside call going against Robert Lewandowski when the striker thought he had doubled Bayern’s advantage during first-half stoppage time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “The result does not show what was happened on the field,” Kovac said. “We played well in the first half and the decisive scene against us was certainly the offside decision [for] 2-0.”[If that goal stood] we would not have to lose this match. In my opinion, a draw would have been a fair result. Leverkusen shot four times and scored three goals.”The call against Lewandowski was marginal, while a similarly tight decision fell in Leverkusen’s favour when replays of the build-up to Alario’s 87th-minute goal were reviewed.”It’s difficult. If we make the 2-0, there’s nothing else happening,” Kovac added. “Things ran against us with the referee’s decisions.”The only positive is that Dortmund did not score three points, so not much has changed, even though seven points are a lot.”Dortmund had their former boss Peter Bosz to thank after Leverkusen produced a vibrant display.”I’m proud of this team,” he told reporters. “This was a very important win, also for our confidence, but it’s only three points.”We’re on a good path, but we still have a long way to go. We still need more points.”Maybe we didn’t play our best match but we still got the win. I think it was a great match for the fans. Both teams wanted to win and played attacking football.”last_img read more

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Video: Here’s What Joe Mixon’s Hurdle TD Looked Like From The Stands

first_imgA general view from the Oklahoma Sooners end zone as Joe Mixon runs for a touchdown.wurmy14/instagramOklahoma running back Joe Mixon hurdled a defender and took it to the house. Here’s what it looked like from the stands.Oklahoma sophomore running back Joe Mixon showed off some supreme athleticism with an 8-yard touchdown catch. Mixon hurdled a defender at the 4-yard-line en route to his first touchdown of the day. Check out the incredible play.Mixon has done it all for the Sooners today. He has 77 yards on 14 carries and has two catches for 30 yards. But that wasn’t enough for Mixon as he also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Dede Westbrook.Mixon has been a versatile back for Oklahoma this season. He has racked up 388 yards on the ground with two touchdowns and added 15 receptions for 174 yards.No. 19 Oklahoma leads Kansas State 31-10 late in the third quarter.last_img read more

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The 2016 Walter Camp Player Of The Year Finalists

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonThe Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its five finalists for the 2016 player of the year.It’s almost awards season in college football. You know what that means. The finalists for each award are being announced. First up, the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Recent winners include Derrick Henry, running back from Alabama, and Marcus Mariota, quarterback from Oregon.By this time in the season, we pretty much know who will be up for each award. Usually, the player of the year comes from the offensive side of the ball. Well, that could be about to change. Two defensive players are included in the five finalists for the award.The Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient is voted on by the 129 FBS coaches and sports information directors. The award will be announced on Thursday, December 8 during the 6 p.m. E.T. edition of SportsCenter.Here are the Walter Camp Player of the Year finalists.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Says It’s Getting “Hard To Watch” These Teams Play

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit did not hold back when talking about a certain conference during his appearance on SportsCenter this morning.Herbstreit, like many others in the college football world, took some shots at the Big 12 and its defense (or lack thereof, really).The ESPN college football analyst said it’s getting “hard to watch” teams in the Big 12 play.Herbstreit said the Big 12 teams are basically playing “two-hand touch” with an insane amount of scoring and no defense to be found.This comes after Oklahoma’s 59-56 victory at West Virginia on Friday night.Herbstreit certainly isn’t alone with this thought process.ESPN’s Booger McFarland was extremely tough on the Big 12 during Friday night’s game.“This ain’t football,” he tweeted.This ain’t football— Booger (@ESPNBooger) November 24, 2018ESPN’s Greg McElroy tweeted something similar:“Ok, I’ve seen enough offense. Can we at least ATTEMPT to be fundamentally sound on the defensive side of the football? The Offenses are great, but these Defenses are PATHETIC,” he tweeted.Ok, I’ve seen enough offense. Can we at least ATTEMPT to be fundamentally sound on the defensive side of the football? The Offenses are great, but these Defenses are PATHETIC.— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) November 24, 2018We’ll likely be getting some decent defensive play in today’s big rivalry games.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. while Alabama and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.ESPN’s College GameDay is set to air from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

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Nebraska RB Maurice Washington Surrendered To Authorities In California This Weekend

first_imgnebraska running back maurice washington runs against minnesotaLINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Running back Maurice Washington #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers stretches for an extra yards against defensive lineman Winston DeLattiboudere #46 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first half at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Maurice Washington has taken the next step in his legal situation. The Nebraska running back went back to California to self-surrender, with a warrant out for his arrest.Washington is accused to possessing and sharing a sexual video of a minor. The video in question does not show Washington, per reports, but a girl he was allegedly seeking a relationship with.The charges against Washington include one felony and one misdemeanor. He has been in Nebraska for spring practice, but has been participating on a limited basis.As of yesterday, Maurice Washington was expected back in Nebraska last night, per Scott Frost.From the Omaha World-Herald:Washington was not at Monday’s Husker football practice, and coach Scott Frost said Washington was in California to get “processed.” Frost said he expected Washington to return to Lincoln on Monday night.“Working through his lawyer, I know he wanted to get out there and surrender and satisfy the warrant as quickly as he could,” Frost said. “They had it worked out for today, so Maurice flew out to California (Sunday) night.”Per the report, Washington allegedly sent the girl the video that she appeared in as a minor, after she rebuffed his advances.This whole situation is obviously far from over, given the gravity of the charges against Washington.last_img read more

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4-Star OT John Young Announces Top 6 Teams

first_imgA pylon at Mississippi State with teams lined up in the background.STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 21: The Mississippi State Bulldogs move down the field against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)2020 offensive tackle John Young is one of the top offensive linemen in the class and is getting offers from across the country. With a full year before he needs to make his decision, Young has narrowed down his list.Taking to Twitter on Monday, Young announced that he had reduced his final list to six teams. The six include Georgia, Louisville, Purdue, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan.Coming out of the Christian Academy Of Louisville, Young is a four-star prospect. Per 247Sports, he is the No. 306 overall prospect in the country, the No. 29 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Kentucky.Top 6… 🖤 pic.twitter.com/QgzuNZAL1e— John Young (@the_johnyoung) March 11, 2019Naturally, the Kentucky-native included the top two schools from his home state in UK and Louisville, but he also presents four other top schools from the Big Ten and SEC with a chance as well.In picking his top six, Young also snubs offers from the likes of Auburn, FSU, Penn State, Oregon, and Northwestern, among others.It’s still early in the recruiting process, but the first 247Sports’ Crystal Ball prediction has him staying in state and heading to kentucky.Such a move would be a huge get for the Wildcats, as they currently have only two three-star recruits committed for 2020.last_img read more

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Clemson Star Spotted In Walking Boot

first_img Clemson WR Tee Higgins was in a walking boot this afternoon at Dabo Swinney’s camp. Was told Higgins got his right ankle scoped/“cleaned up” last Friday. pic.twitter.com/hfSiedey81— Sanders Sullivan (@SandersSullivan) June 4, 2019Luckily, that is not a major procedure, so it shouldn’t cost Higgins any significant time come the fall. It would be surprising if Higgins isn’t good to go by the time summer camp breaks in a few months.Clemson will need him early on. September may be the Tigers’ most difficult month of the season, with a game against Texas A&M immediately followed by a trip to the Carrier Dome to face a pesky Syracuse team back-to-back in Weeks 2 and 3.Things start with the first ever game on the ACC Network against a new-look Georgia Tech squad on August 29. Tee Higgins #5 and Travis Etienne #9 of Clemson celebrate.CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 11: Teammates Tee Higgins #5 and Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers react after a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson loses a lot on defense from the 2018 national championship team, but the team’s offensive firepower is going to be imposing. Trevor Lawrence returns for his sophomore year at quarterback, and will have a full compliment of weapons around him.Travis Etienne is probably the most notable skill position player for Clemson. The Tigers star is a potential Heisman candidate after an incredible sophomore year.The wide receivers are among the best in college football as well. Justyn Ross had 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman, while Tee Higgins went for 936 and 12 scores.It doesn’t sound like a major concern, but Clemson star Tee Higgins was spotted in a walking boot at a recent Clemson football event.Dabo Swinney hosted a football camp on Tuesday, which Higgins helped out at. He told local reporters that he is coming off of a knee scope last Friday.last_img read more

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Colin Cowherd Reveals Bold Prediction For Michigan This Season

first_imgJim Harbaugh on the sidelines for the Michigan Wolverines.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on against the Florida Gators in the first quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)With the college football season on the horizon, Colin Cowherd revealed his predictions for several teams from Power Five programs. The FS1 radio host unveiled which teams could disappoint and which might surprise everyone.Cowherd is usually supportive of the Michigan Wolverines, and his stance on the football program hasn’t changed heading into next season.Michigan has a ton of talent returning to Ann Arbor this fall, such as Shea Patterson, Nico Collins and Khaleke Hudson. Combine this experienced group with Jim Harbaugh and that should create a winning formula.Even though Michigan has dealt with its share of shortcomings, Cowherd thinks this upcoming season will be different. He’ll be taking the over on the team’s win total projection, which is already pretty high to begin with. “I’m gonna take Michigan over 9.5 wins,” Cowherd said. “Just a lot of guaranteed wins against the bottom and middle of the Big Ten. I don’t think they’re a national championship winning team, but they may end up in the Playoff because of their returners, their quarterback and their schedule.”Here is the full segment from The Herd: It’s time for @ColinCowherd’s 🔒s for the 2019 college football season!🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/p76cT399oH— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 10, 2019Taking the over on Michigan’s win total would put them to at least a 10-2 record.Another advantage for the Wolverines is that their toughest games on the schedule take place at home. This includes their annual clash with the Ohio State Buckeyes.Do you think Michigan wins 10 or more games?last_img read more

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Mira Rajput nails gym fashion in backless top and tights. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ileana D’Cruz stuns in tube top and skirt paired with smart blazer at Pagalpanti song launch 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ananya Panday in ganji and mini shorts proves comfy clothing is the best. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kriti Kharbanda paints the town tangerine in mini dress at Pagalpanti song launch. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Janhvi Kapoor pairs sports bra and mini shorts with Rs 4 lakh bag at gym. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Mira Rajput is the newest fitness freak in B-Town and the mother of two is slaying workout fashion like a pro.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Recently, Mira was spotted outside her gym in Bandra rocking an all-black look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She donned a black backless top with black sports bra and gym tights.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She paired her look with black slip-ons and a black over-the-body bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: With a high sleek ponytail and no-makeup look, she gave her outfit a finishing touch.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Mira RajputSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Recently, Mira Rajput was spotted outside her gym in Bandra rocking an all-black look.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c62abd7eb4a21549970391_1454254_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 16:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

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Yuzvendra Chahal trolls Shikhar Dhawan for forgetting to wear one sock

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 18:37 IST Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan will be in action in India’s upcoming limited-over series vs Australia at home (Twitter Photo)India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to social media on Tuesday to troll Shikhar Dhawan over what seems to be a new fashion statement. Chahal uploaded a picture of Dhawan wearing a sock on only one of his legs.Chahal, who has made it a habit to post funny comments on his teammates’ social media posts, uploaded the photograph and wrote: “The one and only @SDhawan25 can forget to wear one sock… #legend.”Meanwhile, Dhawan shared a video of him trying out horse riding on Tuesday. The left-handed India opener, who is certain to make India’s World Cup squad, suggested that he has been learning horse riding during his time away from competitive cricket.”Jatt Shaunkiyaa tey Shaunk poore karda (If a Jatt has passion, he finishes it). #horsebackriding #horseriding #learninghorseriding #tuesdaythoughts #TuesdayMotivation,” Dhawan wrote on Twitter. Notably, Dhawan’s India teammate Ravnidra Jadeja is an avid rider as well.The one and only @SDhawan25 can forget to wear one sock #legend pic.twitter.com/TBXvKsZGUMYuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) February 19, 2019Jatt Shaunkiyaa tey Shaunk poore karda. #horsebackriding #horseriding #learninghorseriding #tuesdaythoughts #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/bbGiRmM3kuShikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 19, 2019India cricketers have been able to find time to unwind after a hectic season of overseas cricket. Only recently, MS Dhoni was spotted flaunting his football skills in a charity practice match in Juhu, Mumbai. The celebrated wicketkeeper-batsman, once known for his trendsetting hairstyles, also found time to pay his hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani a visit last week.India had a relatively successful overseas campaign even as they finished their tour Down Under with a defeat in a T20I series in New Zealand. The Virat Kohli-led team had clinched their first-ever Test and bilateral ODI series wins in Australia and then followed it up with a 4-1 win in a five-match series against the Black Caps.advertisementKohli, who was rested for the latter half of the New Zealand tour, returns to lead India in the upcoming limited-over series against Australia which will also be their final international assignment ahead of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales. India will play two T20Is and five ODIs from February 24 at home against the reigning 50-over world champions.Speaking ahead of their departure to India, Australia captain Aaron Finch said the team can’t afford to make even the slightest of errors if they are to do well against India in India.”I don’t think you need anything to put a pep in your step when you’re going on an Aussie tour, particularly to India,” Finch said.”If you’re slightly off the mark you’re going to get hurt. They’re the best side in one-day cricket in their own conditions, I think. So you’ve got to go there full of confidence and have a real clear game plan.”Also Read | I don’t look at Rishabh Pant as my competition: Wriddhiman SahaAlso Read | My processes are working, I can trust my game: Rishabh Pant on Test cricket experienceAlso 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 Shikhar DhawanFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow India vs Australia Yuzvendra Chahal trolls Shikhar Dhawan for forgetting to wear one sockIndia cricketers are finding time to unwind after what has been a busy season of overseas cricket. The World Cup favourites will be back in action from February 24 as they face Australia in limited-overs series at home.advertisementlast_img read more

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I perform best when I am calm, don’t read newspapers: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgI perform best when I am calm, don’t read newspapers: Shikhar DhawanAfter a string of poor scores, India opener Shikhar Dhawan roared back to form with his career-best ODI score of 143 in Mohali on Sunday. advertisement Press Trust of India MohaliMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 11:29 IST Shikhar Dhawan hit peak form on Sunday, slamming his career-best ODI score in Mohali (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan’s career-best ODI score of 143 went in vain as Australia gunned down a 359-run targetI perform best when I am calm. There’s no point in cribbing or being sad: DhawanI accept the reality and move on. I don’t resist something that’s happening: DhawanShikhar Dhawan has the knack of bouncing back just when his detractors write him off and the Indian batsman says he manages to stay afloat in the toughest of times by shutting out the criticism that comes with lean patches.Without an international hundred for the past six months, Dhawan announced his comeback with a career-best 143 against Australia, albeit in a losing cause, in the fourth one-dayer here on Sunday.Asked how he reacts to criticism, the happy-go-lucky cricketer said living in his own bubble helps him keep it calm in the mind.”First of all, I don’t read newspapers and I don’t take information which I don’t want to. So I don’t know what’s happening around me and I live in my own world. So, I decide in which direction my thoughts are going,” said the 33-year-old after the match.The best way to deal with pressure is to keep one’s composure, said Dhawan, who rarely gives away what’s going on in his mind.”I perform best when I am calm. There’s no point in cribbing or being sad,” said Dhawan.”When I feel hurt, I move on quickly. And I don’t really know what people are writing. I make sure that I am in a positive frame of mind and keep doing my process,” he added.Process is a word that almost every Indian cricketer refers to often and mostly without explaining the specifics.When Dhawan was asked to elaborate his idea of a process, he said: “When I talk to myself, I make sure that I cut down negative thoughts that can creep in.advertisement”I accept the reality and move on. I don’t resist something that’s happening. If it’s going good, then it’s good.”For the batsman, who has amassed more than five thousand runs in ODIs, there are three things that are paramount.”If I am doing all my skill work, taking care of my fitness and having the right mindset, then I just sit back and enjoy,” said Dhawan, who has been India’s key player in all the recent multi-nation tournaments.Dhawan jumps to Pant’s defenceDhawan offered a sympathetic view on his junior statemate Rishabh Pant, who had a terrible day behind the stumps. The youngster, who replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the last two games, was shoddy with his glovework and also missed an easy stumping chance.”Like any other young bloke, you have to give him time too. I mean Dhoni bhai has played so many games and for how many years. You simply can’t compare.”Yes, had he effected the stumping, may be the game could have changed but then it slipped quickly out of our hands and for that, dew played a big role. That’s what it was,” he signed off.Also Read | Mohali ODI win will give Australia great momentum for the World Cup: Peter HandscombAlso Read | Unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni: Dhawan after Mohali defeat to AustraliaAlso 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 Shikhar DhawanFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India national cricket teamlast_img read more

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Feels good: Rohit Sharma elated as Mumbai Indians seal IPL 2019 playoffs berth

first_img graphs Akshay Ramesh MumbaiMay 3, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 00:51 IST IPL 2019, MI vs SRH: Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians gun down a 9-run target in the Super Over ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians won Super Over vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on ThursdayMI became the third team after CSK and DC to reach IPL 2019 playoffsJasprit Bumrah shone for MI in the Super Over as he conceded just 8 runsMumbai Indians, one of the most consistent sides in Indian Premier League, had missed out on a playoffs berth by a whisker last season. However, the three-time champions didn’t leave it to the eleventh hour and qualified for the knockout stages of IPL 2019 by surviving a Super Over against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.Mumbai Indians climbed to the second spot of the eight-team IPL 2019 points table. Rohit’s men now have 16 points from 13 matches and have a better Net Run Rate than third-placed Delhi Capitals, who along with Chennai Super Kings are in the playoffs as well.MI vs SRH IPL 2019 – Report | HighlightsHaving set a 163-run target for Sunrisers on a sluggish wicket, Mumbai Indians did well to limit the visitors to 162. Manish Pandey played a blinder as he remained unbeaten on 71 from 47 balls and hit a six off the final ball to force a Super Over.Mumbai Indians though executed their plans wonderfully well in the Super Over as Jasprit Bumrah conceded just 8 runs in four balls after Manish Pandey and Mohammad Nabi, who had played a cameo in Sunrisers’ chase, walked out to bat in the Super Over.Rohit Sharma sent in-form Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard to gun down 9 runs in the Super Over and the big-hitting duo got past the finish line in just 3 balls. Hardik hit a six off Rashid Khan’s first ball and Pollard kept his cool to knock a double in the third ball.Speaking after Mumbai Indians’ Super Over win, Rohit Sharma said: “Feels good knowing that we are amongst the top four now. Not easy to come through the ranks and we have played some consistent cricket throughout and we have the results for it.”advertisement Rohit heaps rich praise on Jasprit BumrahRohit conceded Mumbai didn’t put enough runs on the board but he lauded his bowlers for their efforts to help the team earn two crucial points. Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya picked up two wickets each and young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar just gave away 21 runs in his four-over spell as Mumbai put the brakes on Sunrisers scoring rate in the absence of the visitors’ in-form openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.”We wanted to put runs on the board, the pitch played good for all 40 overs and runs on the board is crucial and I knew that we didn’t get the score we wanted but we knew if we get early wickets we can put the pressure on their middle order. Manish batted really well and he played some excellent shots but I think the game-changing moment was the eight overs of spin. They bowled very well and contained the batsmen which was very important at that stage,” Rohit said.Heaping rich praise on Bumrah, the MI captain added: “Bumrah has been brilliant for us and he keeps improving every game and he is hungry for success. He wants to be out there and express himself and he understands that he is a lead bowler for us. He held the nerve in the crucial overs and in the Super Over as well.”Fantastic effort from Manish Pandey: Kane WilliamsonMeanwhile, Kane Williamson, the losing captain, lauded Manish Pandey’s valiant knock. The in-form No.3 batsman stepped up and waged a lone battle, bringing up his third half-century in four matches.Despite not clinching two points, Sunrisers Hyderabad remain on the fourth spot with 12 points from 13 matches. They will next face Royal Challengers Bangalore away from home on Saturday.”I have experience of few Super Overs and that time too, I finished on the wrong side. It was a fantastic effort by Manish and Nabi to get us so close. The first half was very good for us, our bowlers did a brilliant job. We just couldn’t get over the line,” Williamson said.Also Read | Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroicsAlso 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 Mumbai IndiansFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL 2019 playoffs scorecard Feels good: Rohit Sharma elated as Mumbai Indians seal IPL 2019 playoffs berthRohit Sharma heaped rich praise on Jasprit Bumrah after the Mumbai Indians pacer kept his cool in their Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. MI became the third team after Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals to reach the IPL 2019 playoffs. No data available!center_img view more view less commentary advertisementlast_img read more

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Jonty Rhodes India’s next fielding coach? South African legend has big plans

first_imgJonty Rhodes India’s next fielding coach? South African legend has big plansJonty Rhodes has applied for the position of India’s fielding coach and the former South African cricketer said he wants Indian fielding to touch new highs.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 19:18 IST Jonty Rhodes is interested in becoming India’s fielding coach (IANS Photo)Jonty Rhodes, one of the greatest fielders in the history of cricket, has applied to become India’s next fielding coach. Rhodes confirmed to India Today he has indeed thrown his hat in the ring.Indian fielding standards have gone up over the decades but Jonty Rhodes is keen to help the side improve their catching especially on overseas tours.An outstanding fielder, Rhodes was innovative with the bat and deployed the reverse sweep at a time when most batsmen still stuck to conventional stroke-making.Speaking to India Today, Rhodes said he wants India’s fielding to complement the batting and bowling depths: “I have great respect for what they have achieved over the past three years. But I don’t want them to just be the team with the lowest drop-catch percentage, also the team who takes the most half-chances.”R Sridhar, sources suggest, could be nearing the end of his tenure as India’s fielding coach after 5 years.In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja was the only outstanding Indian fielder on display. Vijay Shankar is another major asset but then he was ruled out of the tournament with an injury.Virat Kohli, the India skipper, often mans the boundary in the death overs due to lack of athletic fielders with good throwing arms in the playing XI.Jonty Rhodes was one of the most popular cricketers in the world back in the 1990s. He is best remembered for his sensational run out of Inzamam ul Haq in the 1992 World Cup – his sterling effort earned him the moniker of “Flying Jonty”advertisementRhodes spent 9 years as fielding coach of 4-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians and has also spent some time with the South African cricket team and a few Associate nations.Also Read | England blown away for their shortest Test innings by newcomers IrelandAlso Read | Virat Kohli ahead of Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram Rich ListFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow Jonty RhodesFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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HTC comes back to India with HTC Wildfire X: Key specs, price, special features and everything else

first_imgHTC comes back to India with HTC Wildfire X: Key specs, price, special features and everything elseThe HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let’s take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers. The phone will be available starting August 22 on Flipkart.advertisement Next Sneha Saha New DelhiAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 08:58 IST HIGHLIGHTSHTC Wildfire X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. HTC Wildfire X comes to India for starting price of Rs 9,999.HTC Wildfire X will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting August 22.HTC is back in the Indian smartphone business with the HTC Wildfire X. This is the smartphone that HTC launched in India on Wednesday after teasing it for some days. The HTC Wildfire X is the first smartphone from HTC this year. The last HTC phone that made to India was the HTC Desire 12 series. We at India Today Tech reviewed the HTC Desire 12+ but weren’t very satisfied with it. Read review here. The question now is, will HTC Wildfire X able to help the company gain back its long lost market presence in India? Let’s find out.We are yet to try our hands on the HTC Wildfire X but by looking at the specs the phone seems like a decent one. Not great, not very bad, but decent. The smartphone is pretty aggressively priced in the country and that’s a good thing about it. Considering the price of the phone the HTC Wildfire X goes against smartphones like the Redmi Note 7S, the Samsung Galaxy M20, among others. But will the aggressive pricing help HTC regain back its market position? This only time will say.The HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let’s take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers.HTC Wildfire X specificationsScreen: The HTC phone comes packed with a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS waterdrop display with 88.8 per cent screen to body ratio.Processor: The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor.advertisementRAM: 3GB and 4GBStorage: 32GB and 128GBRear camera: On the back side the HTC phone sports three cameras. The smartphone comes with a 12MP primary sensor, 8 MP 8x hybrid Zoom lens and 5MP depth sensor.Front camera: On the front – inside the waterdrop notch – HTC phone includes an 8MP selfie shooter.Software: The phone runs on Android 9 Pie software.Battery: The HTC Wildfire X comes packed with a 3300mAh batter that comes paired with 10W charger in the box. The phone includes USB Type C port.Colours: Sapphire BlueHTC Wildfire X special features–The HTC Wildfire X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. — The HTC phone comes with something called a “Mybuddy” feature. This feature helps users use their smartphone as a personal security tool. “The feature allows users to pull out the device from the shell to trigger a loud alarm, send live location information to friends and family, and record and transmit audio/video of surroundings in real time.”–One of the most special things about the HTC phone is the triple camera setup. The phone includes 2x Lossless Optical Zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom. The company claims that the big pixel (1.25 µm) of the primary camera ensures 25 per cent enhanced low light shots.–The company also claims that the 5MP depth camera provides great edge details in bokeh shots especially under low-light. There’s also a Dual Tone Flash that the company claims intelligently preserves the skin tone in any light condition.– The HTC Wildfire X comes with six months no-questions-asked accidental and liquid damage protection, and complimentary pickup and drop facility. The company also offers a standard 1 year warranty.–The HTC Wildfire X comes with expandable storage and automatic cloud backup with Google Photos.–HTC smartphones have always been big on looks. The HTC Wildfire sports curve edges, slim shape (7.95 mm) and 3D OPVD mirror finish that offers an attractive design. The phone is also very light in weight.HTC Wildfire X price in India and availabilityThe HTC Wildfire X comes to India for starting price of Rs 9,999. This price is for the base model of smartphone that packs 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. There’s another model of the HTC Wildfire X that comes with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and this one costs Rs 12,999. It must be noted that these prices (Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,999) are under limited period offer and are subjected to change. Flipkart listing shows Rs 10,999 as the price of the base 3GB RAM model and Rs 13,999 as the price of 4GB RAM model. The HTC Wildfire X will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting August 22 in India.ALSO READ | HTC Desire 12+ review: Good looking Desire but looks aren’t everythingALSO READ | HTC Wildfire X launches in India with price starting at Rs 9,999, sale begins on August 22Get 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HTCFollow androidlast_img read more

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Pack it In: Uphill Skiing

first_img The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The West Coast and Rockies are getting dumped on by epic storms this holiday season. It seems that every ski resort is inundated with winter refugees fleeing the warm weather further East. If you’ve reached the end of your patience for sitting in lift lines watching the early birds get all the sick powder, it might be time to venture out of the resort for the first time and start exploring the backcountry. A word of caution though, uphill skiing often turns into an addiction with symptoms that include jonesing for deep snow, becoming addicted to weather forecasts, and planning out your perfect mountain town cabin. If you can get past the worst of it though, backcountry skiing is one of the most rewarding and inspiring winter sports out there. This list is a few of our favorites for uphill skiing, both long tours into the wilds, and shorter half day excursions right outside of the resort.Related: Ski Season Preview: Ski Gear Buyer’s Guide | Ski Season Preview: Salomon Mountain CollectionBlack Diamond Saga 40 JetforceSince you’ll be carrying all your gear uphill rather than sitting on the lift, a good pack to haul it all is imperative. Black Diamond’s ski packs set an industry standard that is not often matched. The Saga 40 Jetforce adds in a fan driven avalanche airbag that will keep you afloat should the worst happen. (but it won’t because you got some avalanche awareness training and are making good decisions when the snow gets sketchy, right?)Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Gear KitYour beacon, shovel, and probe are your lifeline, and last line of defense. No matter if you’re a well seasoned dawn patroller or getting out into the side country for your first time, this is the one set of gear that you don’t want to skimp on. Ortovox beacons have been our go to for a few seasons. the 3+ beacon is the only one on the market that features an accelerometer that helps choose the best antenna for both active search and passive situations. Get one, and then get some training and a lot of practice with it.La Sportiva Vapor SvelteBased on the award winning Vapro Nano powder ski, the Vapor Svelte is a serious backcountry climbing machine. Using carbon nanotube construction, it is 40% lighter than skis of similar size. It doesn’t sacrifice any downhill performance though. The carbon/kevlar core is stiff and can handle everything from soft powder to icy crust.Arc’teryx Procline KitYou probably recognize this set of pants and jacket from our Buyer’s Guide last week. We can’t stress enough how much we love the Procline kit. The Comp Jacket uses GORETEX fabric in the hood, chest, and arms to combat serious weather. Lighter, more breathable fabric lines the back, letting you dump moisture effectively while climbing. Nice touches like foam inserts in the hem to keep the jacket under your pack or harness, and glove friendly zipper and hood adjustment make this the best jacket for nasty mountain climbs that we’ve worn this season. Likewise, the FL Pants are designed to move fast and light. They are a thicker softshell material that sheds snow and stretches when you’re moving uphill and down. Instep reinforcements protect them from ski edges and crampons.Atomic Backlands Carbon LightBuilt much lighter than typical Alpine boots, the Backlands line is designed from the soles up to go uphill fast. The Carbon Light weighs in under a kilo per boot, and has seventy-four degrees of rotation when in climb mode. To say they are comfortable is a vast understatement. We can’t wait to get our pair out on some ski-mountaineering race courses later this season.Smith Optics Captain’s ChoiceOriginally designed as a boating and fishing sunglass, we found the Captain’s choice is excellent at pulling double duty during high aerobic activities. It has an excellent anti-fog coating that stands up to heavy sweat in the cold, and is extremely comfortable. Make sure you opt for the Chromapop lenses for an added bonus.Mammut Zephir Altitude and Serenity RopeMammut’s Swiss mountaineering heritage is readily evident in the Zephir Altitude harness. Built for alpine climbers and ski mountaineers who count every ounce, this mighty little harness goes in our pack whenever we are out bagging couloirs and also on race days when we’ll be getting on ropes ascending nasty sections of rock and rappeling into softer snow. Paired with the ultralight Serenity Rope, it makes a system that will get you up and down just about any technical section. We’ll be using ours in this season’s Powder Keg Ski Mountaineering Race, so stay tuned for more information as we beat on it throughout the season.Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2.0Dynafit is synonymous with European ski touring. They launched their low tech binding more than twenty years ago, and they still define the industry. This year, the TLT line has been updated with a pivoting toepiece that adds an extra degree of safety when charging downhill.G3 Alpinist Climbing SkinsClimbing skins are your ticket to the top of the mountain. A good pair can handle everything from fluffy deep winter powder to slushy spring corn. We’ve got Alpinists for every pair of skis we own, and the optimal grip and glide are perfect for long days on the mountain. Make sure you order a pair that closely match the width of your skis (you can even err a little too big if you’re worried, as they are easily trimmed).Herd Headwear Decoy BeanieNot everything has to be the latest technical and ultralight. We like the Herd Decoy simply because it is comfortable and looks awesome no matter what we’re doing. The noticeable deer and snowflake pattern will make you easy to spot in crowded lift lines or ripping backcountry snow. 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations center_img 1. BLACK DIAMOND SAGA 40 JETFORCE 2. ORTOVOX 3+ AVALANCHE GEAR KIT 3. LA SPORTIVA VAPOR SVELTE 4. ARC’TERYX PROCLINE KIT 5. ATOMIC BACKLANDS CARBON LIGHT 6. SMITH OPTICS CAPTAIN’S CHOICE 7. MAMMUT ZEPHIR ALTITUDE AND SERENITY ROPE 8. DYNAFIT TLT RADICAL ST 2.0 9. G3 ALPINIST CLIMBING SKINS 10. HERD HEADWEAR DECOY BEANIE There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020last_img read more

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