Newcastle manager Bruce: I was briefed on takeover todayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United manager Steve Bruce is reluctant to discuss Peter Kenyon’s takeover push.Kenyon, the former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive, has teamed up with US investors GACP Sports to launch a £300million bid to buy out Mike Ashley.But today Bruce said: “Honestly, until I was briefed this morning, news to me. It’s not something I can comment on. I have had no chats (with Ashley).”I can’t influence anything like that. The only thing I can influence is how I play Saturday. That is only thing I can focus on.”Of takeover speculation, he added: “You have to get used to it. It’s happened three or four times to me before, you get used to it.”This club always has speculation round it and it has never happened, so watch this space.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Napoli president De Laurentiis: Sign Ibrahimovic? It could be my…by Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits he’s keen on bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Serie A.Off contract at LA Galaxy in December, the Swede has expressed interest in a move to Italy.ADL said: “Ibrahimovic at Napoli is not a suggestion but could be my desire. “He is a friend, I met him not as a footballer but as a normal person because we met in the same hotel in Los Angeles. I invited him to dinner with his wife and children and we spent a nice evening. “He has been talking about it for a few months. More than a suggestion- it could be my wish.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@holidaybowlLooking for a Minnesota vs. Washington State preview ahead of their matchup in the Military Bowl? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the big game.Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Washington State Cougars in the Holiday Bowl. The game, to be played at Qualcomm Stadium, is slated for a 7:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Minnesota vs. Washington State preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Washington State wins the matchup between the two teams 70.5% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Cougars favored as well.Spread: Washington State -5.5Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNMinnesota vs. Washington State preview:Minnesota (8-4) ended the regular season with a 31-17 loss at Wisconsin giving the Gophers their second loss in their final three games. Washington State (8-4) had a chance to make it to the Pac-12 Championship and possibly even the College Football Playoff, but dropped its last two games to Colorado and Washington.Washington State was out scored 83-41 in the two losses to close out the season. In the Apple Cup against the Huskies, Washington State was held to just 334 yards while giving up 510 yards to Washington. Luke Falk ended the regular season with 4,204 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Minnesota’s offense struggled in its last game of the season as well putting up just 286 yards against Wisconsin. The Gophers also had four turnovers in the loss. Running back Rodney Smith was the team’s workhorse as he rushed for 1,084 yards and 15 touchdowns on 223 carries as the brightest spot on the Gophers’ offense.Minnesota beat Central Michigan 21-14 in last year’s Quick Lane Bowl while Washington State beat Miami 20-14 last year in the Sun Bowl.Minnesota vs. Washington State Prediction:This is a game of two opposite styles. Washington State likes to get up and down the field through the air while Minnesota pounds away on the ground.The Cougars sit second in all of college football averaging 370.8 yards through the air per game. Minnesota’s defense ranks 67th in the land in allowing just over 228 yards through the air.Washington State will have a nice day through the air and grab the win.Washington State 37, Minnesota 27,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Washington State wins the matchup between the two teams 70.5% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Cougars favored as well.Spread: Washington State -5.5Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNMinnesota vs. Washington State preview:Minnesota (8-4) ended the regular season with a 31-17 loss at Wisconsin giving the Gophers their second loss in their final three games. Washington State (8-4) had a chance to make it to the Pac-12 Championship and possibly even the College Football Playoff, but dropped its last two games to Colorado and Washington.Washington State was out scored 83-41 in the two losses to close out the season. In the Apple Cup against the Huskies, Washington State was held to just 334 yards while giving up 510 yards to Washington. Luke Falk ended the regular season with 4,204 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Minnesota’s offense struggled in its last game of the season as well putting up just 286 yards against Wisconsin. The Gophers also had four turnovers in the loss. Running back Rodney Smith was the team’s workhorse as he rushed for 1,084 yards and 15 touchdowns on 223 carries as the brightest spot on the Gophers’ offense.Minnesota beat Central Michigan 21-14 in last year’s Quick Lane Bowl while Washington State beat Miami 20-14 last year in the Sun Bowl.Minnesota vs. Washington State Prediction:This is a game of two opposite styles. Washington State likes to get up and down the field through the air while Minnesota pounds away on the ground.The Cougars sit second in all of college football averaging 370.8 yards through the air per game. Minnesota’s defense ranks 67th in the land in allowing just over 228 yards through the air.Washington State will have a nice day through the air and grab the win.Washington State 37, Minnesota 27,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Washington State wins the matchup between the two teams 70.5% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Cougars favored as well.Spread: Washington State -5.5Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNMinnesota vs. Washington State preview:Minnesota (8-4) ended the regular season with a 31-17 loss at Wisconsin giving the Gophers their second loss in their final three games. Washington State (8-4) had a chance to make it to the Pac-12 Championship and possibly even the College Football Playoff, but dropped its last two games to Colorado and Washington.Washington State was out scored 83-41 in the two losses to close out the season. In the Apple Cup against the Huskies, Washington State was held to just 334 yards while giving up 510 yards to Washington. Luke Falk ended the regular season with 4,204 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Minnesota’s offense struggled in its last game of the season as well putting up just 286 yards against Wisconsin. The Gophers also had four turnovers in the loss. Running back Rodney Smith was the team’s workhorse as he rushed for 1,084 yards and 15 touchdowns on 223 carries as the brightest spot on the Gophers’ offense.Minnesota beat Central Michigan 21-14 in last year’s Quick Lane Bowl while Washington State beat Miami 20-14 last year in the Sun Bowl.Minnesota vs. Washington State Prediction:This is a game of two opposite styles. Washington State likes to get up and down the field through the air while Minnesota pounds away on the ground.The Cougars sit second in all of college football averaging 370.8 yards through the air per game. Minnesota’s defense ranks 67th in the land in allowing just over 228 yards through the air.Washington State will have a nice day through the air and grab the win.Washington State 37, Minnesota 27
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that a quiet deadline day lies in store for Liverpool, with the Reds not about to respond to the dealings of others by spending for the sake of it.It has been a quiet summer at Anfield on the arrivals front, with teenagers Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg, along with back-up goalkeeper Adrian, the only additions made to a Champions League-winning squad.Several of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals have opted to invest heavily once again, with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal breaking transfer records while Manchester City have added Spain international Rodri to their ranks. 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? Klopp is aware of the questions being asked of his recruitment, with no contenders for starting berths having been snapped up, but has reiterated that he will not be forced into the market.The German tactician told Sky Sports: “You should never do transfers because other clubs are doing transfers. That makes no sense, it’s not about that. And if you sit back for a second and have a look at the squad, do we need more players? People will say, yes, we need a substitute for Sadio Mane, for Mohamed Salah, whatever.”But those players are here. So, do you get a one-for-one replacement? A big signing? People think that players from other clubs, other countries, are better than the players we have here but without really having the proof, because those players haven’t played here, or whatever else.”It’s just that what is new is seen as more exciting. It’s like with a new car. Your old car is completely reliable, but you want a new one and two weeks later it breaks down. It looks better, but obviously it’s not that good.”Klopp’s stance on spending has irked Pep Guardiola, with the City boss hitting back at the suggestion that his side enjoy an unfair advantage over those who have to “pay bills”, but the Reds boss stands by his message.He added: “When I said we have to pay bills, that’s normal.”I know people took that as criticism for other clubs, but it was not the intention. I was just explaining our situation. Sorry, but we do have to pay bills. And that’s all good. We invested in the team last season. We have the team, now let’s work with the team and see what we do with it later.”New players are never the only solution. And making this team stronger, the starting line-up, that’s really difficult and very expensive and we don’t have that money. That’s how it is. You cannot go out with £150m or £200m and just say, ‘Yes, that’s the guy we need and he can make us better’.”Because, also, that would only be if one of the others cannot play. These players, you can’t really get, because they ask, ‘When will I play?’ and I have to tell them, ‘When he is ill or when he leaves.’ It makes it even more difficult.”It’s the price you pay for success and for having a good team, and it’s also why I say settle down, watch, work, improve – because we have to – and then find the solutions in the moments when you need them.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Two-goal Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial starred as Manchester United crushed Chelsea 4-0 in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League match as the Blues’ head coach.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had suggested in pre-season Rashford and Martial were set to share striker responsibilities this term and they were the inspiration as United clinched an emphatic opening-day win, albeit one that somewhat flattered them.Chelsea certainly edged a first half that was arguably more entertaining for its seemingly constant stream of errors than anything else, but United led 1-0 at the break thanks to Rashford’s penalty, despite Tammy Abraham and Emerson Palmieri hitting the post for the visitors. 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? Quality initially remained at a premium in the second half, but two fine goals – one apiece for Rashford and Martial – in the space of 95 seconds after the hour turned United’s nervy lead into a comfortable one, with debutant Daniel James completing the scoring late on.An emphatic win for @ManUtd!Rashford (x2), Martial and debutant James all find the net#MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/T5oqISFNes— Premier League (@premierleague) August 11, 2019It took Abraham – the scorer of 26 Championship goals with Aston Villa last season – just four minutes to try his luck, striking the left-hand post from 18 yards.A United team featuring new signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka took the lead against the run of play 14 minutes later, Rashford coolly finding the top-left corner with a penalty after being clumsily felled by the hapless Kurt Zouma.While United’s nerves settled a little with the goal, Chelsea continued to look the better side and went close twice towards the end of the first half – Ross Barkley forcing David de Gea into a vital save, before Emerson struck the post from close range.Solskjaer’s men took control just past the hour, though, as Chelsea were caught on the break and Martial bundled in Andreas Pereira’s sublime cross.It was three shortly after, Paul Pogba providing an excellent assist after an underwhelming first-half display, clipping a ball over Cesar Azpilicueta for Rashford to bring down and nonchalantly slot past Kepa Arrizabalaga.Substitute James got in on the act nine minutes from time – his deflected effort, following a super run from Pogba, beating Kepa to round off what ultimately turned into a great day for a United side that started shakily. What does it mean? Solskjaer building United in his ‘baby-faced’ imageUnited’s starting XI was the youngest named by any manager on the opening weekend of this Premier League season, with an average age of 24 years and 227 days. Solskjaer has insisted he will look to blood as much youth as possible, and he certainly appears to be living up to that.Another pledge was to play quick, attacking football. They did not do that for the entire match, but with Rashford and Martial generally among their better players, it seems Solskjaer’s plan has legs.Our new (old) no.! @AnthonyMartial #MUFC #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/N5SPWfvPla— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 11, 2019Rashford steps upMuch has recently been said regarding Rashford’s ability to lead the line for United, particularly after Romelu Lukaku’s departure left him as the club’s senior striker. He did well on Sunday, running the channels effectively and grabbing two goals.Azpilicueta fails to lead by exampleUsually Chelsea’s most dependable defender, Azpilicueta did not meet that criteria at Old Trafford. He allowed Martial to get ahead of him for the second goal and was then caught out badly for the third.Key Opta Facts- United registered their fifth consecutive opening-day victory, their longest such run since winning six in a row between 1905-06 and 1910-11, while this was Chelsea’s heaviest opening-day defeat in what is their 104th league season.- United’s 4-0 victory was their biggest over Chelsea in a top-flight match since they won 4-0 in March 1965 under Matt Busby.- Chelsea will end the day in the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since September 30, 2000.- Since his debut, Martial has scored 49 goals in all competitions for Manchester United – more than any other player.- Lampard suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in his first match in charge since Danny Blanchflower oversaw a 7-2 loss to Middlesbrough in December 1978.- The last manager before Lampard to lose by four or more goals in his first Premier League match in charge was Gustavo Poyet in October 2013 (Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland). What’s next?United travel to Wolves a week on Monday for their second Premier League outing of the campaign. Chelsea play their first match at Stamford Bridge this season a day earlier against Leicester City, though they first have the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool to contest on Wednesday. read more
With LeBron James deciding to leave Cleveland for Los Angeles on Sunday night, all of a sudden, there are a lot more Lakers fans across the country. One them appears to be ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.Monday, following the LeBron news, Herbstreit, who covers college football for the Worldwide Leader, took to Twitter to declare that he’s now a fan of the Lakers. Fans are letting him have it.Herbstreit, who is from Ohio and played for Ohio State, went on to later explain that he’s not actually an NBA fan. He just likes rooting for superstar players – like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.Yes, there’s a word for that. It’s called being a frontrunner. The Internet has reminded Herbstreit of that fact in the aftermath.Good luck in LA @KingJames. Guess I’m a @Lakers fan now!!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) July 2, 2018Never been a NBA fan. In this sport I follow the player I like. MJ era I was a Bulls fan. Followed Lebron wherever he goes. Never been a Cavs fan except when Lebron was there. https://t.co/J22S0p3iik— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) July 2, 2018Fans from Ohio also aren’t thrilled with Herbstreit saying that he’s only been a fan since LeBron arrived.LeBron’s decision, while not a shock to those following the NBA, has sent shockwaves through the league. James will be joining a Lakers roster that has potential but not much star power. If they are able to trade for Kawhi Leonard and/or sign DeMarcus Cousins, that could change.It’ll be interesting to see how bandwagon fans – including Herbstreit – react to a Lakers team that won’t be able to compete with the Warriors (or the Rockets) in the West. LeBron’s guaranteed to play for the franchise for three seasons.
CORAL GABLES, FL – DECEMBER 04: New University of Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt makes the ‘U’ sign after he was introduced at a press conference at the school on December 4, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)The Miami Hurricanes are bowl eligible for the sixth straight season after finishing the season 7-5. Miami’s final game of the regular season was a convincing 24-3 win over ACC Coastal division winner Pittsburgh.Unfortunately, the Hurricanes still finished in the middle of the ACC pack, so a return to a New Year’s Day bowl game is not in the cards.Miami’s mid-season struggles included a four-game losing streak to Virginia, Boston College, Duke, and Georgia Tech.CBS Sports projects Miami to face UAB in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, with UAB serving as a replacement team for an SEC team.Sports Illustrated also believes that the Hurricanes are destined for a showdown with the UAB Blazers in the Independence Bowl.College Football News projects that Miami will, in fact, play an SEC team. CFN has Miami slated to play Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.Miami has just one bowl win in the last 12 seasons – a win over West Virginia in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 13: Yetur Gross-Matos #99 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates against Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans on October 13, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State defeated Maryland on Saturday, finishing the season with a 9-3 record. The Nittany Lions won’t learn their bowl fate until this Sunday, but there are plenty of projections out there.Assuming Penn State fans want to see their team in a New Year’s Six game, they’re going to have to root for one of their hated rivals this weekend. Nittany Lions supporters should be rooting for Ohio State on Saturday.Penn State fans not only need to root for Ohio State to beat Northwestern, but they need to root for the Buckeyes to make the College Football Playoff too.Why? Because if Ohio State goes to the playoff, Michigan will be in line for the Rose Bowl. Penn State, if it finishes in the top 12 of the College Football Playoff rankings, would then have a shot at the Peach Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl.If Northwestern beats Ohio State, the Wildcats will head to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State and Michigan would then be the conference’s next two best teams in pecking order.If Ohio State beats Northwestern but doesn’t wind up in the playoff, the Buckeyes will play in the Rose Bowl, and Michigan will get pushed down to a different New Year’s Six bowl.While Ohio State will be favored against Northwestern, the Buckeyes might need Oklahoma to lose to wind up in the playoff. Penn State fans will be paying attention.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 22: Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons is helped off the field during the second quarter in the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Atlanta Falcons star safety Keanu Neal suffered an Achilles injury in the first half of today’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.Neal was hurt in a non-contact scenario, which is never a good sign. The veteran defensive back had to be carted into the locker room.The Falcons haven’t revealed any additional info on the extent of Neal’s injury, but his reaction as he was taken into the tunnel said a lot.One look at Neal’s face and you can see he thinks it is serious. Unreal… another non-contact injury for Keanu Neal and his body language….. man… (🎥CBS) pic.twitter.com/rQ5dJXyxsy— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) September 22, 2019If Neal tore his Achilles, it would be an absolutely crushing development. The fourth-year pro missed almost all of last season after tearing his ACL in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.When healthy, Neal is a tremendous talent. The No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 draft, he made the Pro Bowl in his second season.We’ll keep you posted on Neal’s injury as more info becomes available.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Former USC Trojan receiver Keyshawn Johnson talks on his mobile phone on the field prior to the Rose Bowl presented by Citi against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2008 in Pasadena, California. The Trojans defeated the Illini 49-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)USC fell to Washington on Saturday, and it’s fair to say that it’s starting to look like Clay Helton’s days as head coach are numbered. One of the school’s most prominent former players chimed in on the situation after the contest.Keyshawn Johnson, who starred at USC back in the 1990s, tweeted out a screenshot showing the definition of the word “tarmac.” It seems that he’s suggesting that the Trojans need to move on and find a new coach.Why? Because Lane Kiffin, back during the 2013 season, was fired on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport after a loss to Arizona State. He wasn’t even given the opportunity to travel back to campus with the team.Keyshawn’s tweet is significant. It was just a few years ago that he was in Helton’s camp. Johnson may just be implying that he thinks Helton will be fired. But USC fans seem to think he’s suggesting it as well.pic.twitter.com/p50vmsGdsh— Keyshawn Johnson (@keyshawn) September 28, 2019USC’s loss to Washington leaves the Trojans with a 3-2 record on the season.Of course, if Helton is fired, the Urban Meyer talk will start immediately. It’ll be interesting to see if the Trojans are willing to take a shot on the three-time national champion.
Press Trust of India HamiltonJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 13:14 IST Rohit Sharma eyes the biggest series win for India in their 52 years of touring New Zealand. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma will lead India for 2 ODIs and 3 T20Is vs New ZealandIndia have already sealed the 5-match series vs New Zealand 3-0India will look to inflict the biggest series loss vs India at home to New ZealandHis penchant for hitting double hundreds is universally acknowledged and skipper Rohit Sharma will be eager to make his 200th appearance for India a memorable one with a solid performance against a below-par New Zealand in the fourth ODI here Thursday.With the series already sealed, Rohit, who has a good record as stand-in captain and has three double hundreds in ODIs to his credit, would aim to tighten the noose around New Zealand in what could be another batting friendly track at Seddon Park.A 4-0 lead will be India’s biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring New Zealand having first visited the country back in 1967.For India, the two remaining matches give the side an ideal platform to once again test the bench strength and give the younger men a feel of match situations.The status of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hamstring injury is not known but according to team sources, there is nothing much to worry about. A decision on Dhoni’s availability will be taken before the toss on Thursday.In case Dhoni is available and the team management avoids tinkering with the combination, he will walk in as Virat Kohli’s replacement. Kohli has been rested for the remainder of the tour.However, if the visitors opt for a like-for-like replacement, then Indian fans could get a glimpse of the immensely talented Shubman Gill in the senior team jersey.Billed as one for the future, many experts have found a striking similarity in the 19-year-old Gill’s strokes with the ones that Kohli plays effortlessly.advertisement”I wasn’t even 10 percent of what he [Shubman] is, when I was 19,” Kohli had said after India’s series win in Mount Maunganui.Following Kohli’s effusive praise, Shastri and Sharma might just give Gill a go and check if he can also be an option at No 4, where Ambati Rayudu has done a decent, if not spectacular, job so far.In case both Gill and Dhoni are included, Dinesh Karthik could well be rested.The bowling department also looks settled with Kuldeep Yadav (8 wickets in 3 games) and Yuzvendra Chahal (6 wickets in 3 games) accounting for 14 wickets so far in the series.But Mohammed Shami, who has won back-to-back Man of the Match awards, could be given some rest as he has been playing non-stop since the start of the Australia Test series.In case Shami is rested, Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Siraj could be given another chance to stake their claim for the reserve pacer’s slot available in the World Cup squad.For New Zealand, everything seems to have gone haywire since the start of the series and skipper Kane Williamson has agreed that they have been completely outplayed by India.Their biggest problem has been the inability to read Kuldeep and Chahal, who have inflicted the maximum damage on the home team. Shami has also been pretty lethal in his first spell.Williamson has got starts but has not been able to convert them with scores of 64, 20 and 28 so far.Martin Guptill, an otherwise dangerous player, has also not been able to survive the new ball.Tom Latham and Ross Taylor have performed occasionally but none has been impactful consistently enough to change the complexion of the game.In the bowling department, the incisive Trent Boult has lacked support and Lockie Ferguson is far from a finished product. His was considered a USP but has been his biggest weakness in the series.Seamer Doug Bracewell and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi have also been mediocre, which makes the job of the ‘Black Caps’ tougher in the last two games.With all-rounder Jimmy Neesham added to the squad, he could well feature in the playing XI as the home team seeks some consolation from the humiliation that they have encountered so far.SQUADSIndia: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Taylor.Also Read | MS Dhoni spotted at nets after missing out third ODI vs New ZealandAlso Read | Captain Kane Williamson back in T20Is, Henry Nicholls droppedAlso Read | India batsmen hate getting out, says Mitchell SantnerAlso Read | Sunil Gavaskar wants India to try out Shubman Gill in final 2 ODIs vs New ZealandFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 4th ODI India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma on the verge of another special milestone in ODIsIndia vs New Zealand 4th ODI: Rohit Sharma is set to make his 200th appearance for India as he prepares to be the stand-in captain for the rest of tour in Virat Kohli’s absence.advertisement
Next Reuters BrasiliaJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 09:49 IST Neymar limps off after 17 minutes. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNeymar suffered the injury just nine days ahead of Copa America opener against BoliviaNeymar lost the captaincy and was accused of rape last week, the injury caps the list of bad daysBrazil will face Bolivia in their Copa America opener on June 14 in Sao PauloBrazil lost Neymar to an early ankle injury but was still too strong for Asian champions Qatar on Wednesday in a comfortable 2-0 friendly win in Brasilia.Striker Neymar limped off in the 17th minute after he appeared to twist his ankle and was carried to the dressing room with his right ankle wrapped in ice.Brazilian TV said he was taken to hospital for a scan and the gravity of the injury just nine days ahead of Brazil’s Copa America opener against Bolivia was not clear.”Ney is a great guy,” said his teammate Philippe Coutinho, who was voted man of the match.”I hope the injury isn’t anything serious so he can get back training as soon as possible. He’s a very important player for our squad.”The injury capped a horrible few days for the Paris St-Germain striker, who was stripped of the captaincy last month and was last weekend accused of rape in a case that has dominated the headlines in his homeland.Brazil was already leading 1-0 when Neymar departed, courtesy of Richarlison’s 16th-minute header, and Gabriel Jesus added the second eight minutes later from close range.The five-times world champions were rarely troubled by a limited Qatar side, who missed a VAR-assisted penalty in injury time.”We won and the feeling is that we won well,” Coutinho added. “We pressured them and we did what we wanted to do.”Once again, though, all attention was focused on Neymar, the world’s most expensive player and a polarising figure in the football world.advertisementThe controversial striker has suffered several serious injuries dating back to 2014 when a brutal knee in the back from Colombian Juan Camilo Zuniga kept him out of Brazil’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.He injured a metatarsal in his right foot that sidelined him in the months leading up to the 2018 World Cup and an injury to the same foot in January forced him to miss the business end of this season with Paris St-Germain.Brazil face Bolivia in their Copa America opener on June 14 in Sao Paulo.Also Read | King’s Cup: India lose 3-1 to Curacao in Igor Stimac’s first testAlso Read | Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023Also SeeFor 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 NeymarFollow Copa AmericaFollow Philippe CoutinhoFollow Paris St-Germain Neymar limps off injured in friendly win over QatarNeymar limped off with an ankle injury after 17 minutes into the match but Brazil managed a 2-0 win over Qatar. The PSG star was carried to the dressing room with his right ankle wrapped in ice.advertisement
Huawei nova 5 to rock Kirin 810 chip, company’s second 7nm SoC after Kirin 980The Huawei nova 5 is set to launch on June 21 in China packing the new Kirin 810 chipset, which is based on a 7nm process. The nova 5 is also confirmed to sport a 48MP quad camera setup.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 10:43 IST HIGHLIGHTSHuawei to become first smartphone brand to launch two 7nm mobile chipsets.The 7nm-based Kirin 810 chipset will replace the Kirin 710 SoC.Huawei nova 5 to launch with new Kirin 810 chipset and 48MP quad cameras.Huawei is set to become the first smartphone brand to launch two 7nm mobile chipsets. After the Kirin 980 flagship processor that has been powering devices like the Huawei P30 Pro (Review) and Honor 20 (Review), Huawei will soon come out with the Kirin 810 chipset, which is notably a mid-range processor that is said to replace the Kirin 710 SoC. This Kirin 810 chip will make its debut inside the Huawei nova 5.Huawei’s head of smartphone division He Gang confirmed the news via Chinese social media platform Weibo. The Huawei nova 5 is set to launch on June 21 in China packing the new Kirin 810 chipset, which is based on a 7nm process. This means you can expect higher performance output and superior power efficiency compared to the outgoing Kirin 710 processor.The exact specs of the Kirin 810 chipset is unconfirmed but it is believed to be an octa-core chipset that will include an ARM Cortex-A76 core and Mali-G52 GPU.As for the Huawei nova 5, the phone is confirmed to come with a 48MP quad camera setup. The nova 5 is expected to sport a 6.39-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with a droplet notch. The rear panel will likely be glass and is said to come in Green and Orange colours. The nova 5 will also come with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charging support.Based on reports so far, Huawei plans to announce three phones in the nova 5 series – a regular nova 5, nova 5i and a nova 5 Pro. We will know more about these devices including a new MediaPad M6 tabet at Huawei’s event on June 21.advertisementALSO READ | Huawei Mate X launch delayed till September due to Galaxy Fold debacleALSO READ | Huawei’s new OS reportedly 60 per cent faster than Android, will ship with new devices in OctoberGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HuaweiFollow Huawei nova 5
Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 13:10 IST A contract was signed between MG and Liverpool FC at the Anfield Stadium.HIGHLIGHTSThe partnership will give MG Motor and Liverpool FC fans an opportunity to watch the club’s games live in the UK.MG Motor made its entry into the Indian car market with the launch of Hector last month.MG Hector is available in India in both petrol and diesel engine options.British carmaker MG (Morris Garages) Motor has become the official global car partner of the iconic Liverpool Football Club. A contract was signed between the two entities in this regard at the Anfield Stadium, the home of the six-time European Cup winners.MG Motor aims to accelerate brand awareness across global markets like Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, South America and North Africa, through its association with Liverpool FC. Thanks to goals scored by Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, the club beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid in June. The team also finished the 2018-19 English Premier League season at the second spot with 97 points, just a point behind the champions Manchester City FC, who scored 98.Last month, MG Motor made its entry into the Indian car market with the launch of Hector in the price range of Rs 12.18 (ex-showroom)-Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom). The premium SUV rivals the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.MG Hector is available in India in both petrol and diesel engine options. The popularity of the premium SUV can be guaged from the fact that its select variants reportedly have a waiting period of up to seven months. For all the details related to the features and specifications of the vehicle, you can refer to our first drive review of MG Hector.The partnership will enable MG Motor and Liverpool FC fans in India to have VIP access to view the club’s training sessions. They will also have the opportunity to watch the club’s games live in the UK. They can get autographed merchandise as well.advertisement”MG is proud to become the official global car partner for Liverpool FC, one of the world’s most celebrated and historic football clubs, as part of its commitment to expand its brand awareness worldwide, including the Indian market. As a testament to this partnership, we aim to bring exciting experiences and create delightful associations with the Indian football community and fans. MG’s brand heritage truly resonates with the club’s rich history. We perfectly complement each other in terms of our ethos, brand legacy and the pursuit of speed,” MG Motor India President and MD Rajeev Chaba said. said.”MG, an iconic car brand with a rich sporting heritage, has been a valued partner of the club for several years. We’re incredibly pleased to not only be renewing this relationship, but also be expanding it on a global scale. As partners, we have brought some incredible opportunities to our fans and chances for them to get closer to the action. I’m looking forward to seeing what else we can achieve now that our focus becomes global,” Liverpool Football Club Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer Billy Hogan said.MG Motor will launch EZS electric SUV in India as well as globals markets like the UK, Germany, Australia, Thailand and the Middle East, in December 2019. In India, MG EZS will be manufactured at the company’s Halol facility in Gujarat. According to the carmaker, it has created its first limited-edition Liverpool Football Club branded car and is now looking at introducing the special version in India.ALSO READ | Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 launched in India, price starts at Rs 54.90 lakhALSO READ | MG Hector, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos: Connected car technology explainedALSO READ | Kia Seltos prototype: First driveGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow mgFollow Morris GaragesFollow MG Motor IndiaFollow MG Hector Next MG Hector-maker becomes official global car partner of Liverpool Football ClubMG Motor aims to accelerate brand awareness across global markets like Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, South America and North Africa, through its association with Liverpool FC.advertisement
Watch: Indian football team’s Viking clap celebration with fans after draw vs QatarIndian football team received massive support from its fans who filled up the stadium in Doha in big numbers for their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier vs Qatar on Tuesday.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk DohaSeptember 11, 2019UPDATED: September 11, 2019 10:27 IST Indian football team players did the Viking claps celebration with fans after holding Qatar to 0-0 draw (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian players celebrated with their fans at the stadium by doing the Viking thunderclapsIndia held Qatar to a goalless draw to earn their first point in the FIFA World Cup qualifiersIndia will host Bangladesh in their next match of the qualifiers on October 15 in KolkataQatar were playing at home but it was the Indian football team which was made to feel like the hosts thanks to the fans who turned up in huge numbers to support the Blue Tigers in their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 joint qualifiers Round 2 match in Doha on Tuesday.The Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium witnessed a sea of blue as fans turned up the decibel levels and were not left disappointed by the Indian team, who put in a spirited performance to earn a historic 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar.India’s stand-in captain Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who was leading the team in the absence of an unwell Sunil Chhetri, even went on to say that his team was made to feel at home by the fans and thanked them for cheering for the players throughout the match.”It was like playing at home away from home. The support was incredible. They spurred us on, cheering us all throughout,” Gurpreet said.After the match the Indian football team members made sure to thank the fans in their own style as they brought out the Viking thunderclap celebration. The fans also joined in as Gurpreet and defender Sandesh Jhinghan brought the players on the sidelines of the pitch and started the Viking thunderclap.MASSIVE SHOUTOUT to all the fans at the stadium and to the ones that supported us from back at home#BackTheBlue#QATIND #WCQ #BlueTigers #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/fhOT622KNGIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2019The Viking thunderclap celebration was made popular by Iceland football fans during the Euro 2016. The Indian football team adopted this style of celebration with the Blue Pilgrims since the AFC Asian Cup in January this year with captain Sunil Chhetri leading the way.advertisementClean sheetThunder ClapsHolding the Asian Champs #QATIND #WCQ #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/wj2JAdaqfMIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 10, 2019India, who had suffered a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to Oman in their opening match on September 5 in Guwahati, now have one point from two matches while Qatar have four points as they had beaten Afghanistan 6-0 in their first match here.The two sides had played just one official senior match before Tuesday and Qatar had won 6-0 in September 2007 in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.India next play Bangladesh on October 15 in Kolkata.Also Read | Fans spurred us on: Gurpreet Sandhu after India hold Qatar in World Cup QualifiersAlso Read | FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Gritty India hold Asian Champions Qatar to goal-less drawFor 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 Indian football teamFollow Viking clap celebrationFollow FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022Follow FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Ah the holidays. They’re really, really, REALLY here, and because all the jubilation comes with more than one kind of libation, it’s also officially hangover season too. Between all the parties, potlucks and awkward family moments, we’re all going to be imbibing a bit more than usual in the coming months, so have fun, don’t drink and drive….and try not to come out looking, smelling or feeling like the over-worn, crusty underside of a winter boot. These The Manual tested and approved grooming hangover helpers should help.1—Aveda Peppymint$8.50 for .2oz at aveda.comBooze breath. It ain’t cute. And neither is chewing gum at work. This little bottle eats bad breath bacteria for lunch and fits discreetly into your pocket, briefcase or desk at work.2—Badger Balm Lip Balm$7.99 for a pack of three at badgerbalm.comPeeling open the giftwrap is awesome. Peeling the skin off of your lips is not. Badger Balm’s are light, matte and all natural, using beeswax, olive oil and a slew of other antioxidant filled ingredients to keep your puckers in primo shape. The pack comes in cinnamon, peppermint and chai, all perfectly gender neutral and holiday appropriate.3—Ursa Major Men Face Wipes$24 for a box of 20 at ursamajormen.comWhen wiping puke off your face, go with something filled with vitamins and minerals.4—One Wipe Charlies$4 for 40 wipes at dollarshaveclub.comUseful, especially when oversleeping means no time to take a shower.5—Old Spice After Hours$4.79 for 3 oz at walgreens.comYou’re up all night to get lucky, not to smell like a ham sandwich. So use this fresh smelling, 24-hour strong, time released deodorant to make it so.6—Triumph Gameface moisturizer$64 for 3 oz at triumphanddisaster.comIf you can remember to drink a glass of water before passing out, you know, to stave off some of that hangover, then try to remember to put give your face a sip too so you don’t wake up with a face drier than the desert. Worthy is this stuff, which uses Ponga, a flower the Maori tribesmen used to treat wounds after battle and horopito, a plant native to New Zealand that’s full of antioxidants and conditioning agents.7—Rohto Redness Relief Eye Drops$6.99 for .4 oz at myrohto.comInitially, you’ll curse these eye drops to high hell because they’re so cooling they might actually hurt. Then you’ll praise them to holy heaven because they’ll have whitewashed your bloodshot eyes and given you an instant jolt awake. Now back to work!8—Recipe for Men Under Eye Patches$36 for three treatments at recipeformen.comThese 20-minute eye masks are the closest thing to a reset button your eyes will ever know. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells
We’ve all seen it on television and in the movies: a couple of prisoners, jonesing for a taste of sweet, sweet alcohol after months on the inside, end up making their own using fruit from their lunches and a bag that they store in some hard-to-find place in their cell.Solitary confinement cellsNow, though, you don’t have to be an inmate to know what it’s like to drink behind bars, thanks to Southern Grace Distilleries new prison distillery in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. Starting next month, you’ll be able to not only try their uncut North Carolina corn whiskey, Sun Dog 130, but you’ll get to do it in a jail. Sure, it won’t be like tasting Poussey’s hooch on Orange is the New Black, but would you really want to try that, knowing that you’re, you know, in jail for real? We didn’t think so. Instead, you’ll be able to go to jail (imagine the fun phone calls that you can make in the car!) and taste whiskey, all in the same day.The prison, a 30,000-square-foot space across multiple buildings, opened in 1929 and closed in 2011 due to budget cuts. At the time of it’s closure, the prison housed almost 200 inmates. Since then, it has remained vacant. Southern Grace will be utilizing around 20,000-square-feet for manufacturing, a barrel house, and a visitor’s center.“We’re going to try to keep as much the same as possible. I’d love to leave the bars up—if you’re going to work in a prison you should have the bars,” said Thomas Thacker, the master distiller at Southern Grace.Related: 5 Great Smokey Whiskies To Drink At Your BBQA view of one of the main hallways from inside a cell block.Their flagship product, Sun Dog 130, has so far won five awards, including the gold at the San Diego Spirits Competition, gold at the Fifty Best American Whiskeys Competition and silver in Louisville, KY at the American Craft Spirits Competition. What makes it even better, not just the buzz, is that a portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold goes towards a local animal shelter.The decision to start with a corn whiskey, too, has roots that go almost as deep as the prison. Thacker, a North Carolina native, grew up around corn whiskies and wanted to make a product that’d show off the spirit that the state is known for.“Corn whiskey gets crapped on a lot. People don’t like it or think it’s redneck. There are a lot of negative connotations about corn whiskey. I’ve always thought corn whiskey—when it’s done well—is a legitimate spirit. It mixes and it sips…there’s nothing wrong with it except the taint from popular culture,” he said, adding, “Corn whiskey is the root of bourbon. If it weren’t for white lightning, white dog, whatever you want to call it, you don’t end up with the world’s greatest spirit, which is a really good bourbon.”While it’s hot when taken straight (and why wouldn’t it be, at 130-proof?), adding even a few drops of water or an ice cube helps to open it up and bring out the sweet corn flavors if you’re planning to drink it straight. Sun Dog goes well when mixed in a drink like a John Daly or a tequila sunrise, too, as the high-proof and corn sweetness go well with the citrus flavors of the latter.“Usually you drink and then go to jail, but we’re doing it the other way,” Thacker said.If this sounds like your thing, tours are expected to start in October and can be booked online here. For $14, you’ll get a tasting, souvenir glass, a history of the prison, and the chance to tell everyone you know that you’ve consumed whiskey in a prison.(Photos courtesy of Amy Ellis Photography) Editors’ Recommendations The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50
Why Clover Whiskey Can Only Be Found at Select Golf Clubs Finally, clothing as wild and delicious as tequila.Latin American fashion designer Carlos Campos is not taking Jose Cuervo’s 222nd Birthday of Jose Cuervo lightly. And why should he; this is a serious celebration, people.In commemoration of Jose Cuervor‘s anniversary, the Hungarian Campos was enlisted to team up with Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo to launch a limited-edition, three-piece capsule of everyday wear.Yes, tequila-inspired menswear. Que viva!Each piece fuses illustrations done by Cavolo for Jose Cuervo’s exclusive 222 bottle series, reenacting key periods in the tequila’s history. The drawings are characterized by bold colors, magical characters, and folkloric tones. (Think sailor tats meets tarot cards meets Where the Wild Things Are.)The four Cavolo illustrations created for the bottle series are Heart, Devil, Lady, and Music. Heart represents the beginning, when in 1795 the King of Spain granted Jose Antonio de Cuervo the first royal concession ever to produce tequila commercially. Devil comes next, when Cuervo tequila first crossed the border to the U.S in 1873 and was dubbed Agua Del Diablo or “Devil’s water” and few Americans dared to drink it. If you’ve ever had a night of tequila drinking you may think of the beverage in a similar light. Editors’ Recommendations Next is Lady, since during the tumultuous years following Mexico’s revolution, Jose Cuervo broke social convention by anointing a woman, Ana Gonzalez-Rubio y de la Torre, as the head of the entire company. And lastly, Music, since Jose Cuervo has inspired artists such as the Rolling Stones and their legendary 1972 Tequila Sunrise Tour, plus countless agave-inspired anthems.This bottle artwork was applied to areas of the clothing within the Cuervo x Cavolo x Campos Capsule. Overall modern cuts get a jolt of vivid expressionism, Campos recently finished debuting his collection at New York Men’s Fashion Week, in a show that carried a classic American vibe with a Latin twist.Photos courtesy Jose Cuervo Think Outside the Box on Memorial Day and Try This Chili-Lime Grasshopper Recipe Celebrate America with the Return of the Old Camp Whiskey Patriot Pack The Best Light Jackets and Windbreakers to Wear When Summer Temps Drop The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain
The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Whether it’s a vacation to the beach or a trip around town, we all love the freedom of sandals and flip-flops during the warm summer months. Our toes are feeling the sweet liberation from those long winter months of closed-toed shoes and boots.Here are our favorite men’s summer sandals to get you from now until Labor Day and beyond.Chaco Bears Ears Z/2 Classic $130Take a stand for public lands with this limited edition version of the classic Z/2 adventure sandal. Make a statement on or off the water this summer with 100% of the net proceeds from these sandals going to fund the fight to defend the Bears Ears National Monument.Teva Alp Premiere $80This modern adaptation with a throwback strap design will have you ready for any adventure. This water ready sandal is certain to become a staple for off-road and urban excursions.Bedrock Cairn Adventure Sandals $98Think adventure sandal meets off-road flip-flop. This minimalist design allows for greater ground feel and traction while the footbed conforms to your foot. And when the sole starts to wear out, they can be resoled to continue the adventure.Keen Rialto Open Toe $120According to the company website, this sandal is born on the water and tested on the trail and we couldn’t agree more. The adjustable heel strap, secure fit lacing system and a removable molded PU foam footbed ensure dialed in comfort for all day adventures.Combat Flip Flops AK-47 $50Designed by former Army Rangers, all Combat Flip Flops are made in Bogota, Colombia. The company has created what they call a ‘weapon for change’ in that the product itself is creating jobs and every pair sold funds a day of secondary school for an Afghan girl. Did we mention that they are stylish and comfortable?Astral Filipe $75What began as a company creating lifejackets for the active enthusiast has naturally evolved to include other waterspout’s products. The ankle strap may very well make this the most versatile flip flop we have ever worn.OluKai Po’okela $175You can’t say the brand name with thinking about some exotic tropical destination. Made of vegetable-tanned Italian leather with laser etched native Hawaiian artwork, it’s no stretch to say that this is the highest quality sandal in the roundup.Sanuk Fraid Not $43As the name implies, it’s unlikely you will find a more comfier sandal that the Fraid Not. The frayed strap edge gives the sandals that well worn look while the super soft footbed ensures a comfortable ride on your first outing.Featured image credit: Tommy Lei of @mybelonging for Teva The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States