10 months agoHasenhuttl warns Southampton over Lemina future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hasenhuttl warns Southampton over Lemina futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl insists he doesn’t want to lose Mario Lemina.Lemina has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-German ahead of the January market.But Hasenhuttl insisted: “Lemina is a very important player for us and, though he’s not 100 per cent fit, I need him.”Meanwhile the Austrian is still worried about getting his message across. “Speaking in English in front of my players is getting better and better every day, but I want to improve this,” he admitted. last_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaeton

first_img​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaetonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are linked with French attacker Matthias Phaeton.The 18-year-old, who plays for Guingamp, is interesting the Foxes and Stoke City in the Championship.Per RMC Sport, he is currently negotiating with his club over a professional contract.And the French outlet believes that an offer of €800,000 or slightly higher could be enough to tempt them into selling the starlet.Phaeton made his debut for the first team in November. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utd

first_imgPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePatrice Evra says Manchester United players must want to “bleed” for the club.The Red Devils are undergoing a transition period with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the fourth manager since Evra left the club in 2014. The Frenchman is happy with Solskjaer’s appointment and now wants to see the players buy into the club’s philosophy.”We’ve had too many managers, David Moyes, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho. I just think for the players it’s difficult,” Evra told Sky Sports.”One manager wants to play one way, another manager wants to play another way, you need to know the value of the club and Manchester United.”That’s why I think Ole is a good appointment for the club. He knows the philosophy of the club.”It’s difficult when you come to Manchester United from the outside, people don’t accept you straight away. You need to bleed for this club before people accept you.”We are a big club. We want to win trophies. We don’t want to spend more than 10 years without winning the league again. It’s not easy but the fans have to believe – it’s a process.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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25 days agoMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be given more time to succeed at Old Trafford.Monday’s draw with Arsenal left United with their worst start in 30 years and pressure on Solskjaer is mounting.But Keane says his former teammate needs a couple of transfer windows to change his squad.”I think he has been brilliant, a good honest guy. It is hard work at the moment, but there are six or seven young players learning their way,” said Keane on Sky Sports.”We’re all very impatient, we want success yesterday, but you have to give the man time. He is frustrated, under pressure, but dealing with it. He’s a classy guy but no doubt he will be disappointed at not winning enough games.”They have given him the job, support him in a couple of transfer windows. Are there more tough days ahead? You bet your life, but you need to stick with it. There was a lack of quality from both teams tonight. Their lack of goals, the lack of opportunities they’re creating.”Give these boys time. But on tonight’s performance, none of them [neither Manchester United nor Arsenal] will be in the top four.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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Pep tells Jesus to ‘fight’ Aguero for Man City spot

first_imgPep Guardiola has challenged Gabriel Jesus to respond to the task of dislodging Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s first-choice striker.It was a mission Jesus revelled in immediately after his arrival in Manchester in January 2017, with City’s all-time top scorer Aguero forced to bide his time on the bench in a number of high profile clashes – most notably a 2-1 derby win at Manchester United in December of that year.But Aguero has knuckled down to adapt his game to Guardiola’s specific demands when it comes to centre-forward play and is thriving under the Catalan, as evidenced by his stunning opening goal in last week’s 2-1 win over Premier League leaders Liverpool. 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? By contrast, Jesus has struggled to hit top form after suffering a medial knee ligament injury midway through last season and started each game for Brazil at the 2018 World Cup without finding the target.The 21-year-old scored his eighth of 2018-19 in all competitions during Sunday’s 7-0 rout of Rotherham United in the FA Cup but also missed several presentable chances.Into the next round great job from the team  #alômãe#gratidão#city pic.twitter.com/89GUVMLRia— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 6, 2019Jesus could get another chance in Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against League One Burton Albion at the Etihad Stadium, with Guardiola reminding the former Palmeiras star his lot is that of many forwards at Europe’s elite clubs.”He competes with Sergio. In the big clubs, all the players compete with big [team] mates so it’s simple,” the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss told a news conference.”Always I take decisions [that are] the best for the team in the right moment. In part of our period together he played important games before Sergio because in that moment he was better than Sergio.”People were saying my relationship with Sergio was very bad, it was not correct, but I tried to be honest.”When I saw Gabriel in that moment he was playing more minutes and more important games than Sergio because in that moment I believed.”But I believe Sergio is an important player when fit and [Jesus] has to fight to win his position.”Aguero, 30, has 10 goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season and 14 in 22 across all competitions. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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£200k a week? Rashford under pressure to prove his worth

first_imgMore than 100 games into his Premier League career and there is still talk of Marcus Rashford’s potential.That might be a fair enough assessment considering his relatively tender age of 21 but the sums involved in the striker’s new contract are not usually reserved for players of potential. They are for the finished product.There is no question that there is a special player inside of Rashford, but he has not yet shown it consistently or often enough to justify United’s massive outlay at this stage of his career. But the club have – as usual over the past number of years – done business badly. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare They have been backed into a corner by Rashford’s hardball negotiation, as he is entitled to do. The clock had been ticking on Rashford’s previous deal.Having broken into the first-team picture under Louis van Gaal, Rashford signed a proper contract in the summer of 2016 just after Jose Mourinho was announced as manager. Various estimates have put that contract’s value at somewhere between £25,000 ($32,000) per week – excluding bonuses – and £80,000 ($100,000). Whatever happens from now on, the England forward is guaranteed a lot more than that from this day out.This won’t be an incremental rise in line with an already-existing pay structure. It would appear that Rashford held the aces right from the beginning of negotiations, with the summer 2020 deadline in sight.As the calendar moved closer to that date, Rashford held more power. That was the original expiration date on his contract even if United reserved the right to extend that deal until 2021.That extra year option is included in most United contracts these days and gives the club a little wriggle room if time is running out, players are stalling and no agreement is in sight. Extend terms and have a bit more breathing space when it comes to selling the player in the market.That would have been the situation in 12 months’ time, with Rashford a year away from walking away from Old Trafford for free and into the welcoming embrace of a team of a higher stature.Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are all credited with interest in the United academy graduate and losing him for nothing would have been a terrible blow for the club and not least executive vice chair Ed Woodward.Without a technical director in place, contract extensions belong in a grey area around Old Trafford, with news a few months back revealing that nobody had been in touch about renewing terms with Ander Herrera, who as of today is a free agent and expected to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.No such problem with Rashford although the terms discussed – around £200,000 ($250,000) per week but potentially rising above £250,000 ($316,000) depending on bonuses – mean United have paid a premium to get it done.And that is one of the unintended consequences of the Alexis Sanchez deal. Jose Mourinho was hell-bent on blowing Manchester City out of the water for the Arsenal forward in the winter of January 2018 and that has created a legion of problems at the club.Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 2018-19When other players are aware of the terms of Sanchez’s contract – some £25 million ($32m) per season if all bonuses and clauses are met – representatives are entitled to ask questions when it comes to their own clients’ renewals.Rashford has performed far better than Sanchez during their time together. He is younger and worth more than the Chilean in the transfer market. By most metrics, he is a more valuable player but United’s structure-busting deal means he was being paid far less than Alexis. ‘If he’s worth x, then my guy is worth y,’ is a very simple way of putting it. And United really had no comeback.It is a day for celebration, there’s no question about that. Rashford did not cost anything in the way of a transfer fee and has many successful years of football ahead of him. United have tied down a player who would possibly have been the most sought-after free agent in football history if his contract expired.The recent NBA free agent frenzy demonstrated clearly that the players hold the power when it comes to that kind of negotiation. Football is no different. But Rashford remains under contract at United; he would be an asset for any team and now needs the right environment to thrive.He has been around the first-team picture at United for less than five years but has already worked under three vastly different managers. The long-term future of the third – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – will be by no means secure if United again fail to hit their marks this season.Rashford scored only two league goals between the middle of January and the end of the season. While others like Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were getting it in the neck, Rashford was spared the scrutiny.But that changed at the conclusion of the campaign, when Rashford came in for criticism due primarily to his proximity to fan punch-bag Jesse Lingard. There were demands for a higher output and more consistency.Those calls will only increase now that he is being paid sums more suited to Champions League and World Cup winners, rather than FA Cup and Europa League winners.United’s big wage errors with Alexis led them down this path, paying mammoth salaries to players without the background to merit them but nonetheless with sufficient leverage to ask for it.What they need now is the payoff, namely consistent performances, plenty of goals, and a clear path to fulfilling that potential. Because, for that money, you’d expect more. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Gives Injury Update On Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan had arguably the best win of the Jim Harbaugh era today, with the Wolverines blowing out Penn State at home, but the team did receive some tough injury news following the win.Jim Harbaugh announced an injury update for Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey.The Wolverines’ quarterback suffered a broken collarbone.Harbaugh says that Dylan McCaffrey suffered a broken collarbone in the game.— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) November 3, 2018McCaffrey, a former top recruit, will be out for an extended period. It’s the only major injury Michigan had during the game.Harbaugh: The only player i know is going to be out (for an extended period) is Dylan McCaffrey. He suffered a broken collarbone— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) November 3, 2018Michigan is set to host Rutgers in Ann Arbor, Michigan next weekend. The Wolverines improved to 8-1 with the win today.last_img read more

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Nebraska Player To Retire From Football Due To Medical Reasons

first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Scott Frost certainly has the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the right track, but unfortunately the football program received some tough news yesterday surrounding one inspiring player.Jacob Weinmaster began his career with Nebraska as a walk-on linebacker, but his impact on special teams eventually earned him a scholarship for the 2018 season. Now, he’ll have to leave the game he loves behind and retire from the Cornhuskers.The Nebraska linebacker announced on social media that he’ll retire due to medical reasons, which will force him to miss his final season of college football.Injuries force Weinmaster to retire from Husker program https://t.co/bPUV1FRA0z via @michaelbruntz— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) December 21, 2018Fortunately for Weinmaster and his family, he will be eligible to go on a medical scholarship for his final year.Weinmaster played in 10 games this past season, registering 13 total tackles and becoming an important piece to the team’s coverage on kickoffs.The Cornhuskers only have five scholarship players on their linebackers corps, following Weinmaster’s departure. However, two of those players are incoming freshmen and will need time to adjust to the collegiate level.last_img read more

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CFB Insider Has Update On Dwayne Haskins’ Plans

first_imgohio state quarterback dwayne haskinsINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)With the Rose Bowl just eight days away, fans everywhere are wondering whether or not Dwayne Haskins will suit up. Considering that he’s already projected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, there is always a possibility of sitting out to avoid injury.That will not be the case for the Ohio State quarterback, as it appears Haskins will continue to build his legacy with the Buckeyes.According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, one source close to the Ohio State star believes he’ll definitely play on New Year’s Day.This backs up what Haskins has been saying publicly,  as he’s said he’ll be playing in the contest.Checked in with someone close to Dwayne Haskins after seeing this. Source said “yessir” that the #OhioState star QB is going to play in the Rose Bowl. against Washington. https://t.co/2VjM3NPebR— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 24, 2018Haskins threw for 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns in his first season as the starter. Not only did he carry the offense for the majority of the year, but he broke records along the way.If this is the final game for Haskins at Ohio State, it’d be fitting for him to win another huge contest for the program.Ohio State and Washington will kick off at 5:00 p.m. ET from the Rose Bowl. The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

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India vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live Broadcast

first_imgIndia vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live BroadcastIndia vs Australia 4th Test Match, Sydney: India can make history of beating Australia in their home for the first time ever. India need just avoid defeat in Sydney to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australiaadvertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 17:26 IST India vs Australia 4th Test, Sydney: India are on the verge of creating history (AP Photo)The New Year’s test has more often than not been a sun-drenched celebration of Australian cricketing domination but this year it looms as a desperate scrap to prevent India from finally exerting their superiority Down Under.The last time a touring party turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a Test series still up for grabs was in the 2010-2011 Ashes and, eight years on, there was a similar “fin de siecle” feeling about the place on Wednesday.Then, Australia had already relinquished the Ashes on home soil for the first time in a quarter of a century and their hopes of a series-levelling win were shattered by England’s rampant bowling attack in an innings and 83-run defeat.On Thursday, India will embark on a bid to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australia from a similar position of strength, 2-1 up with one to play after a crushing victory in Melbourne.India’s fortunes have also been built on the back of disciplined pace bowling against fragile home batting and they take their advantage to the one ground in Australia which has traditionally favoured their strongest suit – spin bowling.What time does the 4th Test between India vs Australia start?4th Test starts at 5:00 AM IST on January 3, Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th Test between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in English commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Sony Liv will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementSony has acquired most of the rights of overseas cricket series and that is why they are the official broadcasters of India vs Australia series down under.Where will the 4th Test between India and Australia be played?The 4th Test between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney from 5:00 AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Australia 4th Test live?The match will be shown on Sony sports network and can also be streamed on SonyLIV.com. While the match is set to begin on 5:00 AM, Sony will start their pre-match show half an hour before the match as the experts discuss the series ahead of the toss and after it.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | Virat Kohli says his men not motivated by history ahead of SCG TestAlso Read | Focus on performance not preserving record, says Tim PaineAlso Read | India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar TrophyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia BroadcastingFollow Sydney TestFollow India vs Australia Broadcasting ChannelsFollow Ind vs Auslast_img read more

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After Maamanithan, Vijay Sethupathi to act in a romantic musical film

first_imgAfter Maamanithan, Vijay Sethupathi to act in a romantic musical filmAfter wrapping up director Seenu Ramasamy’s Maamanithan, actor Vijay Sethupathi will star in a romantic musical film, directed by debutant Venkata Krishna Roghanth.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 13:59 IST Vijay SethupathiVijay Sethupathi, who recently starred in his landmark 25th film Seethakaathi, received mixed reviews from the audience and critics. The actor makes it a point to act in at least four films in a year.Currently, the Vikram Vedha actor is shooting for director Seenu Ramasamy’s Maamanithan in Kerala. After wrapping up this ongoing schedule, Sethupathi will move on to his next flick, which will be directed by debutant Venkata Krishna Roghanth.The exciting part of this film is that it is a romantic musical film, which will be shot in and around a church. Speaking to a daily, the director said, “The entire film happens during two months – December and January – amidst Christmas and New Year revelry. So, a church forms the major backdrop. As per the script, we need it to be a really old church. After scouting for one and not finding any, we realised that it would be better if we erected a set of the church. Our producer Esakki Durai also agreed to this. Since the church has to be situated in a hill station, art director John Britto has taken references for its architecture from the actual designs of British and Indian architects of that time.”Also, Vijay Sethupathi will be sporting a new look for the untitled movie. “His character is more like that of a tramp, and he will have the look of a freaky musician,” Venkata Krishnan revealed.Nivas Prasanna of Sethupathi and Thegidi fame has been roped in to compose music for the film. He travelled to the US to research about musical films.advertisement”The music has to be a mix of western classical and folk, and Nivas felt that it would be better if we recorded the music in the US, so he went there for a few days to do the background work,” the director shared.ALSO READ: Karthick Naren teams up with Arvind Swami againALSO WATCH: Arvind Swami on #MeToo movement and censorship at Conclave south 2018Get 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 byK Janani Tags :Follow Vijay Sethupathilast_img read more

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India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 16:23 IST The 11 nations are going to battle in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong for the trophy. (@Badminton_Asia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are drawn in Group B of Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships with Taiwan and SingaporeIndia were seeded in the tournament behind Japan, China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and ThailandHS Prannoy will lead the men’s team at the tournament while Ashmita Chaliha will be leading the womenIndia have been drawn alongside Taiwan and Singapore for the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships, which will be held in Hong Kong from March 19-24. There are 11 teams participating in the biennial continental event and they are Japan, Hong Kong (hosts), Taiwan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia and Macau.The teams are divided in groups on the basis of their seedings according to the latest BWF rankings. The seeding of a team is calculated by the total world ranking points accumulated by their top shuttler or the top team in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.While India have been grouped in Group B with Taiwan and Singapore, hosts Hong Kong are in Group A with Japan. Group A is the only group which has just two teams.Group C consists of Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka while China, Malaysia and Macau form Group D.Here is the final result of Badminton Asia Tong Yun Kai Cup 2019 group stage draw, stay tune for the video of the draw!All the best teams! pic.twitter.com/ephmeO1BwTBadminton Asia (@Badminton_Asia) February 28, 2019On the cut-off date, India were the sixth seeded team, behind Japan, China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. Here are the rankings of the top Indian shuttlers/teams:Men’s singles: Kidambi Srikanth, world No.8Women’s singles: PV Sindhu, world No.6Men’s doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, world No.20Women’s doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy, world No.25Mixed doubles: Ashwini-Satwik, world No.24Even though India have been seeded according to the rankings of the above-mentioned shuttlers, Badminton Association of India (BAI) have announced a second-string team for the tournament, just like the other nations.advertisementMen: HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma (both singles); MR Arjun, Shlok Ramchandran, Arun George, Sanyam Shukla (all doubles).Women: Ashmita Chaliha, Vaishnavi Bhale (both singles); Ashwini Bhat, Shikha Gautam, Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil, Mithula UK (all doubles).From each group, the top two teams will qualify for the knockout stages. There will be another draw for the knockout stage and teams from the same group will not be drawn to meet in the first round of knockouts.Also Read | Transitional struggle from junior to senior: Indian badminton’s not so smashing success storyAlso Read | National badminton champion Sourabh Verma rues lack of financial supportFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsFollow IndiaFollow TaiwanFollow SingaporeFollow JapanFollow ChinaFollow ThailandFollow Hong KongFollow BWF rankingsFollow HS PrannoyFollow Sourabh VermaFollow Ashmita Chaliha India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsBadminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: Team India were seeded sixth at the tournament on the basis of the world rankings of their top shuttlers in BWF rankings.advertisementlast_img read more

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We have missed a selection trick at Kotla: Delhi Capitals bowling coach Samuel Badree

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 17:56 IST Delhi lost their last match against MI on Thursday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals will face KXIP on SaturdayDelhi lost to Mumbai by 40 runs on Thursday nightThey are currently placed at third on the points tableDelhi Capitals spin bowling coach Samuel Badree feels that the spinners have a huge role to play on a slow pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla and the team selection is going to be crucial ahead of their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.Delhi lost to Mumbai by 40 runs here on Thursday night with the visiting team spinners playing a key role.”I think the spinners will be very important, especially here at Kotla we have seen that the pitch is a little bit slow. There has been variable bounce and we saw that against Mumbai Indians as well. Their spinners were very crucial through the power-play and the middle overs,” said Badree.”I felt they strangled us during the overs that their spinners bowled. In the first 13 overs of our innings, I think they bowled at least 10 overs of spin, so it was a lesson for us. In terms of overall team selection, we may have missed a trick there. But our bowlers had done a great job in our last game in very tough conditions in Hyderabad so we were 100 percent backing them.”But certainly the team selection is something to consider going into tomorrow’s match against Kings XI Punjab,” he added.The first leg of the match between Delhi and Punjab ended in a disappointing 14-run defeat for the former, but Badree said his team will start with a clean slate.”We start afresh tomorrow as it is a new match. In this tournament, we play everybody twice so you don’t want to think too much about the first match whether you win or lose that game. You do take the positives, and look to plan for the upcoming match, and try to execute those plans on the field.advertisement”It is important that you adapt to the conditions quickly, and on the day, in the moment, you need to try to execute your skills better than the opposition. If we can do that, we can secure the two points comfortably tomorrow,” said the 38-year-old Trinidadian.Badree admitted that his team might be paying too much attention to the pitch.”Yes, maybe we are thinking too much about the pitch and the away teams who do not have much time to analyse the pitch are adjusting better. I think we just need to play good cricket on the day.”As we saw, Mumbai Indians were able to score close to 170, and that game against KKR we chased down 180-odd, so maybe we are reading too much into it, and it should be a matter of us going out there and adjusting and adapting quickly, accessing what a good total is and making necessary changes in our approach,” Badree explained.He insisted that it is not a 130-140 pitch.”I still feel it is a 160-170 pitch as long as we can apply ourselves and set up a solid foundation. I do think it is application more than anything and maybe mentally we may have been giving the pitch more credit than we should. Therefore, it is something that we have discussed and we will look to come good tomorrow.”Delhi have their task cut-out to make it to the play-offs, but Badree said they were not looking too far ahead.”It does become challenging for us now but it is important to stay calm and stay in the moment, and not think too far ahead. The moment we start to think about the play-offs and how many games we need to win to get there, it becomes that more difficult and we put unnecessary pressure on ourselves.”We are looking to take one game at a time, and just want to focus on the job at hand. We focus on our position on that given day against the team that we playing on that day, and in this case, it is Kings XI, whom we should have beaten at their home ground, given that we dominated for 37 of the 40 overs.”So I think in this game, we focus on that, learning from the last result and improving where we need to,” said Badree.Also read | We got outplayed in all three departments: DC captain Shreyas Iyer after defeatAlso read | Hardik’s break from cricket helped him become a better cricketer: Krunal PandyaAlso See https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/video/team-india-15-man-squad-announced-for-2019-cricket-world-cup-1502382-2019-04-15For 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow KXIPFollow Mumbai Indians We have missed a selection trick at Kotla: Delhi Capitals bowling coach Samuel BadreeIPL 2019: Delhi Capitals spin bowling coach Samuel Badree admitted they had missed a selection trick at the Feroz Shah Kotla and said they leant a lesson after the defeat against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Mouni Roy pulls off incredible yoga asana in workout video. Watch

first_imgMouni Roy pulls off incredible yoga asana in workout video. WatchMouni Roy shared a video on Instagram in which she was seen doing a difficult yoga aasana. Her video has gone viral.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 19, 2019 16:00 IST Screenshot from video posted on Instagram by Mouni Roy.Mouni Roy shared a glimpse from her yoga session as she did a perfect asana during her class on Wednesday. We are floored, honestly, because it isn’t easy to pull off the stretch. In a video shared on Instagram, Mouni stands on her head while balancing against a mirror on the wall. It’s called Pincha Mayurasana as Mouni wrote in Hindi as her caption.Dressed in a black sports bra and tights, Mouni did the asana with effortless ease while her teacher Rahul Patel directed her. Work in progress is what Mouni used as one of the hashtags and if that is the case, we wonder what the final result will be.Watch Mouni nailing the aasana:The fact that Mouni was incredibly good during her yoga class is something that the internet has agreed with as well. Within an hour of being shared online, Mouni’s video has been viewed over 87,000 times.”Awesome”, “wow,” “super” and “great” are some of the comments that we spotted on the thread. Some even found Mouni “sexy” in the clip. We agree. Most of Mouni’s Insta fam, in fact, posted heart and fire emoticons.Mouni Roy started off as a television actress and made her debut with Ekta Kapoor’s show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006. She subsequently appeared in the television series Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev and Naagin apart from participating in several reality shows.advertisementIn 2018, Mouni Roy made her debut in Bollywood with Gold opposite Akshay Kumar. Last seen in Romeo Akbar Walter, Mouni’s upcoming films include Made in China and Brahmastra.ALSO READ: Mouni Roy is smouldering hot in backless bodysuit and pants for new photoshoot. See picsALSO WATCH | Mouni Roy, Ankita Lokhande and Aamna Sharif steal the show at award nightGet 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 byRaya Ghosh Tags :Follow Mouni RoyFollow Yogalast_img read more

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India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja likely to play at Leeds

first_img India Today Web Desk LeedsJuly 5, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 18:57 IST Ravindra Jadeja has not yet played for India in the World Cup 2019. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja could be included in the playing XI for the game vs Sri Lanka at Leeds on SaturdayJadeja, who has played 151 ODIs, is yet to get a game in the 2019 Cricket World CupRecently, Jadeja slammed Sanjay Manjrekar after he called the former a bits-and-pieces cricketerRavindra Jadeja is likely to get a game against Sri Lanka in India’s final group match in the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Leeds on Saturday. India have already qualified for the semi-finals and are assured of a top-2 finish in the points table.Ravindra Jadeja, an ace all-rounder with 2035 runs and 174 wickets from 151 ODIs, is yet to play in the 2019 World Cup. But he has made plenty of impact as a substitute fielder.Jadeja was out of the reckoning in the shorter formats after the 2017 Champions Trophy but he made a strong comeback last year. Selected for the World Cup, Jadeja was recently in the news for a controversial tweet targeting former India cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.Manjrekar had called Jadeja a bits-and-pieces cricketer: “I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner.”Furious with this assessment, Ravindra Jadeja had slammed Manjrekar on Twitter: “Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekar.”Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekarRavindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019advertisementSachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh, speaking to India, have batted for Ravindra Jadeja to be included in the playing XI.”We need to look at options before we go to the big game (semi-final). Dinesh Karthik had to drop down the order the way the game panned out. His experience would come into play.”This could be on the table for discussion – if DK is going to bat at No,7, it would not be a bad idea for Jadeja to be considered so he can come and bowl a few overs. DK has done that in the past… he has won a few games. I am not saying this is what the team needs to do..,” Tendulkar had said after India defeated Bangladesh.Meanwhile Harbhajan Singh said India could use Jadeja’s all-round skills for the game against Sri Lanka and possibly further in the semi-finals.”I would like to see Ravindra Jadeja get a game against Sri Lanka or from there onwards. He gives you options – he can bowl 6, 7 or 8 overs.”Imagine if anyone has a bad day with the ball, Jadeja will not just give you 6 or 7 overs but he is a very, very handy batsman in the later part of the game,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Also Read | Enough of your verbal diarrhoea: Ravindra Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar on TwitterAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Harbhajan Singh bats for Ravindra Jadeja’s inclusion in India playing XIAlso 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 byAnita Jat Next India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja likely to play at LeedsIndia vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja might get a game when India take on Sri Lanka in their final group match of World Cup 2019 at Leeds on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Barcelona to become 1st team in sports history to break billion euro income barrier

first_img Reuters BarcelonaSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 14:18 IST Barcelona’s players in action (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona’s accounts revealed they expect to spend 1.007 billion euros this seasonThe club forecast a relatively modest profit of 11 million euros after tax in the current seasonBarca CEO Oscar Grau said they also tried to sign Dutch defender Matthijs de LigtLa Liga champions Barcelona said they will become the first sports club to generate revenue exceeding one billion euros ($1.10 billion) this season.A statement from the club on Thursday said they had made record turnover of 990 million euros last season and projected an increase to 1.047 billion euros for the 2019/20 campaign.”This figure represents a new record in the world of sport, and means the surpassing of internal forecasts, since the Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors expected profits to reach the figure of 1 billion euros in 2021,” added Barca.The club, which is owned by its fans, forecast a relatively modest profit of 11 million euros after tax in the current season, and said it had a debt of 217.2 million euros.The Catalan club invested 255 million euros on players in the close season, the bulk of which was spent prising Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros and recruiting Frenkie de Jong from Ajax Amsterdam for 75 million.Barca CEO Oscar Grau said they also tried to sign Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, who joined Juventus, adding that they wanted to sign Neymar back from Paris St Germain but did not want to compromise the club’s financial stability.”We made a very big effort to get Neymar, we did everything possible. We made two offers, one including players and one without them but we got the feeling PSG never wanted to sell him,” he told reporters.”We are not going to lose control when it comes to players. We want the best team around but we also want to be sustainable.”advertisementBarca’s accounts also revealed they expect to spend 1.007 billion euros this season, an increase of 34 million euros, but stated they will reduce their wage bill by 18 million from last season, a 3% reduction.Also Read | Kaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead Champions League pushAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow LA LigaFollow Barcelona Barcelona to become 1st team in sports history to break billion euro income barrierThe club, which is owned by its fans, forecast a relatively modest profit of 11 million euros after tax in the current season, and said it had a debt of 217.2 million euros.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Russian GP: Charles Leclerc emulates Michael Schumacher with 4th pole in a row

first_img Associated Press SochiSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 20:48 IST After qualifying in pole position, Charles Leclerc speaks with 2nd placed Lewis Hamilton. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCharles Leclerc clinched pole as Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd Russian GP qualifyingHamilton is bidding for his first win since the summer breakHamilton is 65 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in his quest for a 6th world titleCharles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second in qualifying at Formula One’s Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.Leclerc finished around 0.40 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest at the Sochi Autodrome.Hamilton is bidding for his first win since the summer break and his Mercedes team is often the dominant force in Russia, having won all of the five races staged here.Hamilton is 65 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in his quest for a sixth world title, but looks to have his work cut out against Leclerc.Alex Albon crashed out of qualifying. The London-born Thai spun at the slow-speed Turn 13 before slamming into the barriers. The driver confirmed he was unhurt.Earlier Saturday, McLaren said the team will be powered by Mercedes from 2021, ending its association with Renault at the end of the 2020 campaign. The long-term agreement will run until at least 2024.Also Read | Perfect time to join Formula One: Vietnam Grand Prix boss Le Ngoc ChiAlso Read | Great job, really happy for you: Hamilton congratulates Vettel for Singapore GP winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Charles LeclercFollow Russian Grand Prix Next Russian GP: Charles Leclerc emulates Michael Schumacher with 4th pole in a rowCharles Leclerc finished around 0.40 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton, with Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest at the Sochi Autodrome.advertisementlast_img read more

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Trekking: The Frontier Plus is the wood stove we’ve been waiting for

first_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Editors’ Recommendations Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Wood-burning stoves don’t exactly scream portability. In fact, most of them are large and bulky, which allows them to remain stationary and disperse heat throughout your home on cold winter nights when a simple blanket will not do. Staying warm while camping requires a different kind of device, though, something the folks behind the Frontier Plus camp stove ($460) have certainly considered before.Related: Kick back and relax with these eight camping chairsDesigned to go anywhere you might wander, the Frontier Plus is Anevay’s answer to customers clamoring for a more portable heating solution for on-the-go use. The entirety of the stove — including the 4-inch flue and other steel components — breaks down to fit within the stove’s body, conveniently allowing you to haul the wood-burning device to the backwoods or your own backyard using a sturdy handle attached to the side. The large flue and small frame mean you can quickly install the camp stove in tents, tipis, or anywhere you might want a little extra heat, while the front-mounted door vent provides you with complete control over the draw and heat output without the hassle often associated with other heating solutions.However, a stove wouldn’t be a stove if it didn’t offer a means for cooking. Thankfully, the removeable top plate on the Frontier Plus gives you the option to cook with multiple pans at once, or using direct heat from the flames when necessary. Adjustable legs also let you set the stovetop to your desired height, while a glass window on the front gives you a way to quickly peek inside at all times. It’s not backpack-friendly given it weighs just shy of 40 pounds, but thankfully, camp never has to be more than 100 yards away.Check out Anevay online to make a purchase, for more information, or if you’d like to browse the company’s limited selection of camping stoves and cookware. How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know last_img read more

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10 Fitness Tips from Body Battle Fitness’s Lee Jimenez

first_img How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Brady 90 % of your success is DietDiet and nutrition by far outweigh anything else in a successful exercise program. Working out like a beast, taking a million group fitness classes, and consistently hitting the gym will be all for nothing if your eating habits are less than healthy. The myth that everyone gets a cheat day is just that – a myth. One day a week of brunches, binge drinking, and overloading on sweets is still 52 days in a year that work against your fitness goals. Having a balanced diet plan that includes everything in moderation, fats, macros, carbs, calories, and most importantly daily protein in-take of grams equal to your ideal total body weight will be your formula for success.Sleep and Recovery DaysSleep affects our physical and mental health tremendously, and many of us do not get enough. Lack of sleep affects metabolism, mood, concentration, stress hormones and cardiovascular health. Sleep allows the body to heal, repair and rejuvenate in a way it simply cannot when a person is awake. The idea of vigorous exercise seven days a week does nothing but constantly breakdown your muscle fibers and doesn’t allow for a rebuild phase. Ideally, you would pick two recovery days per week where you do not exercise at all. Your muscle tissue will repair and rebuild helping to reach the physical changes you  want to see.Workout SmartDo your homework and find a workout program that is proven to meet your specific fitness goals. A mixture of both cardio and strength conditioning benefits total body wellness. Specifically focusing solely on one without the other lends opportunity for either muscle atrophy or cardiovascular disease.Opposites AttractSo now you are in the gym ready to put in work, but where do you start? Rule of thumb, overworking one muscle group is ineffective in comparison to compound multi joint movements. The same is true for always doing a total body workout, hitting every single muscle group in your body. Pick 2-3 muscle groups per workout i.e., Legs/Shoulders, Chest/Back, Biceps/Triceps and always that third muscle group is your core. Our abdomen ties everything together, making sure it is always at its strongest.Goal met…now what?How you got there is how you keep it. Continued consistency in both your exercise and nutrition program is now a part of you. Fitness is a lifestyle that you adopt all for the better. Beyond the visual physique you have achieved are the immense health benefits you have given your body. Staying focused and accepting the steps taken forward will help you not to take steps backward. Editors’ Recommendations Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts center_img The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion Summer is wrapping up so it’s time to slack at the gym right? Hell naw. We have the holidays coming; aka ‘Spirits Season’ and there is no better time to go to the gym than when the alcohol and parties ramp up and the outdoors adventures slow their roll.Lee Jimenez is the founder of Body Battle Fitness. Launched in August 2015 and inspired by his own weight loss and exercise experience, Jimenez is based in New York City and builds custom workouts for clients’ specific needs and goals.Related: RYU workout clothesLucky for us, Lee has laid out 10 proven workout and fitness tips to get healthy through diet and exercise:Establish your fitness goalCreating a goal is always helpful in mapping out your overall plan to meet your fitness goals. Whether it is to keep off holiday pounds, build leaner muscle mass, or maintain your existing muscle mass, setting a goal will set you up for success.Focus on one thing at a timeWhenever starting a new fitness regimen it is easy to get overwhelmed quickly. Running to your local health food store or vitamin shopping to replace your entire pantry is not a realistic approach for consistency. In your diet, start asking, “what is the one thing on my plate (or glass) I can live without?” Gradually make a new habit into a permanent healthy routine. Same for adopting a new exercise routine, accepting that at first it will not be perfect. We all start somewhere, but through consistency, over time the body progresses and physical changes happen.Find your MotivationThis is probably the most important of all. Motivation was never something that was taught in elementary school. Some find it through group fitness, others through personal training, and many by having a gym buddy trying to reach similar fitness goals. Find what will motivate and excite you to exercise consistently in a way that you will not be bored.Put in the timeRome wasn’t built in a day and neither will a single workout transform your body overnight. Recognize where you are today in your fitness journey and set a realistic timeline with check points. I Suggest a 3 week/6 weeks/10 week check up about how you feel, your weight loss, muscle gain, and progression of strength in your workouts.Avoiding Exercise PlateauThe body is an amazing instrument and quickly adapts to new physical exertions. The 10 pushups that you did at the start of your workout program are just not going to be as impactful 3 weeks later. Challenge your body by increasing number of reps, increasing duration of time, increasing exercise weights, or shortening recovery time between sets. Keep your body constantly guessing in order to avoid a physical plateau.Related: 10 best water bottles of 2016 World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40last_img read more

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