first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Very young Guendouzi offers many thingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted with the impact of Matteo Guendouzi.Guendouzi was booked for the fourth time this season in the feisty 3-1 win over Burnley.That was the 19-year-old’s 15th Premier League appearance of a season which began with him excelling even in defeat to Manchester City and has seen him establish himself as the latest youngster to take Arsenal by storm.“I am very happy with Matteo, he’s improving a lot and helping us,” said Emery. “He gives us a lot of moments in the team with combination and quality, with the possibility to play with our style.“He needs to improve more, to continue his progress with us. He’s very young.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Valencia, Atletico Madrid battle for Man Utd striker Alexisby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez is wanted in Spain.The Chilean winger, who has struggled to make any impact at Manchester United, could have a route out of the club.Sanchez is wanted by Valencia and Atletico Madrid.And Spanish publication El Gol Digital suggests he is determined to leave United on a permanent deal.One stumbling block would be the player’s wages, which are reportedly £350,000-per-week before bonuses.Sanchez may also want to prove himself under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before deciding on his future in the summer. last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG target Doucoure hails Mbappe: I played with his brotherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has hailed the quality of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.Doucoure is under consideration at PSG as a replacement for wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.He told RMC: “The PSG player who impresses me the most? I think it’s Kylian Mbappé, he’s really a phenomenon, a crack. “I know very well his big brother Jirès (Kembo), with whom I played with in Rennes, and he was already talking about him. “But it’s true that I’m really impressed by what he’s doing. He is the player who impresses me the most yes.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd winger Daniel James admits drawing inspiration from Eden Hazardby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United winger Daniel James admits he draws inspiration from Eden Hazard.Hazard established himself as one of the best players in the world during his time at Chelsea before leaving for Real Madrid in the summer.And United forward James has admitted he’s tried to learn from the Belgium international.“The way Hazard was at Chelsea – his movement in behind, when to go and when to stay – he’s so quick, but the way he stops people and goes, and little one-twos, getting shots off quickly is something he’s done his whole career,” he said.”Getting in the box for tap-ins is something I need to improve on.“When Hazard does a one-two you can’t get anywhere near him.”When I was younger, people said to me you won’t always be able to rely on speed. I used to just kick it past players and run – but nowadays that won’t happen, especially when people bank up on me.” last_img read more

first_imgA graphic showing Notre Dame's poor defensive stats.Twitter/@AndrewPainoNo, seriously, there is a petition to get Brian VanGorder out of Notre Dame as defensive coordinator.During last week’s 36-28 loss to Michigan State, head coach Brian Kelly clearly yelled at and allegedly cursed out Brian VanGorder as the defense couldn’t make a stop. The next day, Kelly (or whoever runs his Twitter account) ‘liked’ a post about firing VanGorder.Things have been a little weird and on edge in Fighting Irish land as of late.Fans have shown their frustration towards VanGorder all season, but now at least one fan has hit her wits end as she has officially started a petition to get VanGorder out of Notre Dame.Here is an excerpt from the petition:Brian VanGorder has consistently failed our Fighting Irish football team as the Defensive Coordinator. His NFL-style playbook is too complex and complicated for even our academic all stars to understand and execute. We have an explosive offense that is able to put up touchdown after touchdown, and then our uninspired defense comes in and allows our opponents to score even more. The only thing his “leadership” has inspired is our student section repeatedly chanting “FIRE VANGORDER.”The petition suggests that it will be delivered to both Kelly and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick.Notre Dame is currently knotted up with Duke at 28-28 late in the third quarter.last_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi had his moments, but ultimately the battle of two Barcelona idols finished with one clear winner. Dani Alves and Messi led their teams out in Brazil’s 2-0 Copa America victory over Argentina, with the former coming up with a sublime performance to lead his team from the back and put the Selecao just 90 minutes from glory on home soil. Let not the relatively equal historical standings of South America’s two biggest nations fool you. Brazil and Argentina went into Tuesday’s Superclasico in vastly diverging states.  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 Tite’s men have been drilled and moulded by their coach over the last three years into a formidable unit, tasting defeat in competitive matches just twice since the former Corinthians man took over from Dunga in the wake of the 2016 Copa Centenario debacle. The new names on the team-sheet, such as Everton and Arthur, have slotted effortlessly into a team that knows what they are doing on the field and act accordingly. Argentina by contrast are very much a work in progress. That gulf in preparation and quality showed early on. Brazil harried incessantly from the very start, a swarm of furious, genetically enhanced yellow and blue bees to give the Albiceleste a torrid opening in Belo Horizonte. Starved of time on the ball, Lionel Scaloni’s charges nevertheless showed a dogged attitude to keep Everton, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus away from danger. With Everton inserted firmly and safely in the pocket of the towering Juan Foyth, a revelation at right-back, it was down the other flank that Brazil made the breakthrough. Needless to say, perhaps, Alves, impossibly fresh and motivated even at 36 and coming off a harrowing run of injuries, was the inspiration. Gaining possession off Lautaro Martinez in the middle of the pitch the PSG star cut a swathe through the Argentina backline, which paid the price for a moment of absent-mindedness. Firmino was lying in wait on the right and rolled the ball into the area, where Jesus was waiting with glee to break a 600-minute competitive goal drought and open the scoring. Roberto Firmino Brazil Argentina Copa America 2019That could have been the cue for Argentina to fold. But to the underdogs’ credit they kept up the pressure on their hosts, who failed to capitalise on the goal advantage, and if not for some rotten luck and the woodwork could well have fought back into the game. Aguero saw a header rebound off the crossbar to safety, before Messi – much-improved from the rather disappointing figure seen in the early rounds – rattled Alisson’s left-hand post with a savage shot. The Selecao seemed to be content with the slimmest of winning margins, ready and waiting to take advantage should the opportunity arise. Sure enough, such a chance fell into their laps 20 minutes from time. With the entire Argentina team protesting over a supposed foul on Aguero, at the other end Jesus was speeding towards goal with almost zero resistance. After turning Manchester City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi in knots he squared selflessly to return the favour for Firmino as Franco Armani scrambled helplessly across his exposed net. The night, however, belonged to Alves. First Marcos Acuna and later Angel Di Maria tried and failed to best the old warrior, who was a constant headache to Argentina on his raids forward while barely putting a foot wrong when the time came to defend. What other right-back, for example, could double up as their side’s primary playmaker? Alves notched up more passes than anyone else on the Brazil team, 30 more than even Arthur in the middle. He is crucial to this team, and when he plays – as against Peru – he seems to lift the whole squad up with him. Alves and Messi were the only two survivors left in Belo Horizonte from the last time Brazil met Argentina in a major finals. In 2007 the full-back came off the bench to score the third in a 3-0 trouncing of Messi’s men, marking the first of four finals in which the Barcelona wizard has ended on the losing side for his country. Twelve years later, Leo gave his all for an Argentina team that are still in the process of development, but it was not quite enough. It is Alves who will go on to the final and the chance to win the silverware Brazil covet so dearly, a fitting outcome for a player who has rolled back the years at this Copa to fire his side forward.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona are preparing to begin talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Neymar.The Ligue 1 champions have been steadfast over their asking price for the Brazil international and have been sticking to their €222 million (£200m/$249m) valuation of the player they signed from Barca in 2017.There may well be movement on that price, however, with the 27-year-old keen to make the return to Camp Nou and the Liga giants getting ready to make an official offer in the coming days. 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? Indeed, in a summer that has been dominated by speculation regarding Neymar’s future, the Catalan club’s president Josep Bartomeu went public with his claim that the former Santos star wanted to leave the Parisians. And while Neymar has since returned to training with the French club, he has played no part in their pre-season preparations and had to watch from the stands as his team-mates beat Rennes 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions on Saturday.Sources have told Goal that the Ligue 1 side are aware of the player’s desire to re-join Barca and the transfer may well have already happened had the potential buying team not been the Catalans.PSG Neymar MbappeThat’s because relations between both clubs have soured ever since Neymar made the decision to quit Barca, in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, and make the move to France.As a result, PSG will not make it easy for Ernesto Valverde’s side to complete a transfer although they will be acutely aware of the negative impact a continued saga will have on the club ahead of the start of the 2019-20 campaign.To that end, time is running out for Barca to get any potential deal done, with Ligue 1 kicking off on August 9, while the new La Liga season officially gets started a week later, on August 16.Despite Malcom having joined Zenit in a deal that could rise to €45m (£41m/$50m), Barca still need to raise further cash to help fund a move for Neymar.Rafinha Alcantara is set to leave in the coming days, while Philippe Coutinho would almost certainly need to be moved on to make room for his international compatriot and Ivan Rakitic is another who remains up for sale.Lionel Messi Neymar BarcelonaAs reported by Goal in November 2018, ‘Operation Neymar’ had already begun in earnest and although there were doubts amongst the Barca board over the merits of bringing back the Brazilian, there is now universal agreement that the transfer would be a positive.PSG, meanwhile, have publicly stated their determination to retain Neymar, with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani having stated that they want him to remain, while head coach Thomas Tuchel has frequently insisted that it’s a matter to be resolved between the player and the club.Marco Verratti has also spoken out over the rumours, although he suggested the 27-year-old should be allowed to move on if it’s his desire to exit the Ligue 1 champions.It remains to be seen how negotiations will play out between Barca and PSG as the Parisians remain intent on receiving the maximum possible fee for one of their prized assets.But with the Catalans making that first move to initiate talks, there may well be movement on the price, especially if the player attempts to further force the issue and his situation at Parc des Princes becomes untenable.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.Through four weeks of the college football season, there are a number of Power 5 programs struggling mightily. Nebraska is one of them.Everyone knew that Year One of the Scott Frost era was going to have its rough spots. Frost hasn’t had a chance to recruit in earnest, the Huskers have a tough schedule and their season opener was cancelled due to inclement weather. Those are tough circumstances all around.Still, seeing Nebraska sitting at 0-3 after being destroyed by Michigan is noteworthy. This morning, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum dubbed the Huskers his most disappointing team in September.Finebaum made this declaration during a Wednesday morning appearance on Get Up!.Here’s what he had to say, via 247Sports:“On a long list of people, I would go with Nebraska,” Finebaum said. “You expected more. Scott Frost, the prodigal son, he won a championship there and was the hottest coach in the offseason, but that team has just been a disaster. Every week, he says, ‘we’re going to learn from this.’ What are you going to learn? Your team is terrible and that’s not entirely on him, but he has to show something.“He has capital though. Some of the other coaches around college football who are O-fer for the season, do not.”Things aren’t going to get any easier for Nebraska. The Huskers travel to Purdue this weekend, and the Boilermakers may have found themselves after their own 0-3 start, as they are coming off a big win over Boston College.After Purdue, Nebraska hosts No. 15 Wisconsin and Northwestern and travels to Minnesota. The odds tell us they will win one or two of those games, but an 0-7 start isn’t out of the question.last_img read more

first_imgKirby Smart reacting to a play in a Georgia football game.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 10: Head Coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs explains a play during the game against the Nicholls Colonels at Sanford Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia football had Alabama on the ropes once again, and the script was eerily similar to last year’s national championship game. After the game, Kirby Smart isn’t giving up on his team’s College Football Playoff hopes though.The Dawgs did a pretty good job of showing that they are close to the top team in the country. If the selection committee truly chooses the “best four teams” above all else, Georgia has an argument.If it comes down to paper resume, though…Oklahoma feels most likely to get the spot.After the game, Kirby Smart has delivered a fiery press conference, arguing that Georgia football is the team that Alabama doesn’t want to see in a month.Via Dan Wolken:Kirby Smart: “We most definitely have one of the best four teams in the country.”— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 2, 2018Kirby getting passionate about his playoff case: “It boils down to one thing. Do you want the four best teams or not? Give the coach on the other sideline a vote for who he doesn’t want to play. I promise you it starts with us.”— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 2, 2018It is a compelling argument, but it is a bit hard to see it being enough.Oklahoma just avenged its only loss of the year—a three-point game in the Red River Rivalry—by beating Texas 39-27 and capturing the Big 12 title. The Sooners have been derided for their shotty defense all season as well, but put together one of their stronger defensive efforts today.This wasn’t Georgia’s first loss. The Bulldogs lost by 20 at LSU earlier in the year. Death Valley is one of the hardest places to play in the country, but Alabama blanked the Tigers there, 29-0.We’ll find out if Smart gets his wish tomorrow. The College Football Playoff unveiling is on ESPN at noon.last_img read more

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)One of the most-veteran assistant coaches in college football has announced his retirement.LSU announced this evening that passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan has decided to retire from football.Sullivan began his coaching career in 1971.LSU announced the news on Twitter.#LSU senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 10, 2019LSU released the following statement:LSU senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.Sullivan, who spent seven years on the LSU coaching staff from 1984-90, joined Ed Orgeron’s staff as a consultant in 2017 and was then elevated to senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator for the 2018 season.One of the most respected wide receiver coaches in football, Sullivan spent 25 years in the NFL before coming back to LSU in 2017.“Jerry had a great career, one that saw him develop, groom, mentor and train some of the best to ever play the wide receiver position at any level of football,” Orgeron said. “I can’t thank Jerry enough for the contributions he made to our program over the past two years.”LSU is coming off a promising 2018 season that ended with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.The Tigers should start the 2019 season ranked inside the top 15.last_img read more

first_imgShea Patterson throws the ball against Army.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 7: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines passes the ball against the Army Black Knights during the first half at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)Another week of the college football season is in the books. All of the updated polls have been released for Week 3.The Coaches’ Poll is one of the two biggest sets of rankings, along with the Associated Press poll. Each week, coaches (okay, probably SIDs) around the nation vote on which teams deserve to be in the top 25.There were some changes to this week’s Coaches’ Poll, thanks to LSU beating Texas and Clemson handling Texas A&M. Auburn made a nice jump, while Michigan fell after surviving Army and Washington plummeted after losing to Cal.Every week, we’ll give our thoughts on which teams might be sitting a little higher in the poll than they should be. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p By our estimation, here are the three “most overrated” teams in the updated Coaches’ Poll.Note, we listed them according to the order they were ranked in the poll, not necessarily by which we think is most overrated:No. 10 MichiganMichigan did drop three spots after slipping past Army in overtime, so credit to the coaches here. However, the Wolverines showed off some of the same problems (particularly on offense) that have plagued them in the Harbaugh Era. Does Michigan have top-10 talent on its roster? Probably, but until we see some bounce back performances, we have the Wolverines just outside the top 10.No. 21 WashingtonRanked 12th heading into the weekend, the Huskies cratered to No. 21 after losing to Cal. It was a funky game highlighted by a lengthy weather delay, but after falling to a middle-of-the-pack Golden Bears team at home, Washington is probably lucky it remains in the polls right now.No. 24 USCWe’re not saying the Trojans shouldn’t be ranked. They deserve to be, especially after soundly thumping Stanford. What we’re saying though is that we don’t believe this is ultimately going to be a top 25 team. USC plays BYU, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame in its next four games and still has to go to Colorado and Arizona State and play Oregon. This still feels like a 7-5 season.You can view the full Coaches’ Poll here. The latest AP top 25 is here.last_img read more

first_imgKirby Smart and Nick Saban speaking after a football game.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hands with head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)When someone at Alabama speaks out about an issue, the rest of the league listens. This week, it wasn’t Nick Saban, but athletic director Greg Byrne and president Stuart R. Bell, who expressed their aggravation about Alabama football’s schedule. For former Alabama assistant Kirby Smart, it isn’t a huge issue.After a trip to South Carolina on Saturday, the Crimson Tide returns home for a Sept. 21 home date against Southern Miss.Byrne and Bell expressed their annoyance with the 11 a.m. local kickoff time (12 p.m. ET) for the game. Byrne and Bell released a statement about how Alabama has played more non-conference day games than any other SEC program, a fact that many have responded to with criticism of the Tide’s typical light OOC schedules.Other programs have also weighed in. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn took the opportunity to pretty clearly troll the in-state rival, saying he wished his Tigers’ night game against Kent State was at noon instead of 7 p.m. this Saturday. Kirby Smart, now the head coach at Georgia, was asked about the early kickoff issue. He didn’t take a Malzahn-esque tact, but admitted that he likes early kick-offs for a different, understandable reason: it gives him more time to spend with his family.Kirby Smart asked about noon kickoffs, said he likes having more time with his family, and more time to recruit on the back end: “Probably being able to go home and watch the night games with my kids and my wife is the big thing for me.”— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) September 10, 2019The notion that Alabama has been slighted by the SEC in any way is pretty laughable.The program’s four non-conference games this year are against Duke (at 3:30 in Atlanta, back in Week 1), New Mexico State last weekend (a 3 p.m. CT/4 ET kick), and Western Carolina later in the year.Those types of match-ups are going to get you some early kick-offs. And even so, with WCU not yet scheduled, the Southern Miss game is the only guaranteed one for Alabama at this point.last_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma clinch ODI series for India vs New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (62) and Virat Kohli (60) helped India chase down 244 against New Zealand in the 3rd ODI at Mount Maunganui. India have taken an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match seriesadvertisement Rajarshi Gupta Mount MaunganuiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 16:50 IST Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored fifties to help India win the 3rd ODI (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI seriesRohit scored 62, Kohli scored 60 as India chased down 244 in the 3rd ODIMohammed Shami was the pick of India’s bowlers with figures of 3 for 413rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). (SCORECARD)Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli hit fifties as India chased down 244 in the third ODI at Mount Maunganui on Monday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Rohit scored a fine 62 off 77 balls while Kohli made 60 off 74 balls – the pair added 113 for the second wicket.New Zealand would be thoroughly disappointed with this performance. They had batted and bowled poorly in Napier last Wednesday and at Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Kane Williamson would have expected his men to bounce back strongly with the series on the line but barring Ross Taylor (93) and Tom Latham (51), the batsmen showed no fight.It was always going to be nearly impossible to defend a paltry 244 against a star-studded Indian batting line-up. Even without MS Dhoni in their ranks, India have enough firepower to chase down such middling totals without seemingly breaking a sweat.India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: HighlightsRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan began aggressively and added 39 for the opening wicket before Dhawan fell to Trent Boult for 28. Virat Kohli then joined Rohit in the middle as India marched towards their second successive series win this year.Virat Kohli is now the only Indian captain to win back-to-back ODI series in Australia and New Zealand.Finishing touches courtesy @DineshKarthik & @RayuduAmbati after half centuries from @ImRo45 & @imVkohli takes #TeamIndia to a 7-wicket win in the 3rd ODI. 3-0 #NZvIND (@BCCI) January 28, 2019Rohit and Kohli missed out on hundreds but both men still managed to reach significant landmarks.Rohit Sharma equalled MS Dhoni’s record for most ODI sixes for India and became the fourth fastest Indian after Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar to reach 10,000 List A runs.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli hit his 100th List A fifty, becoming the fifth Indian to do so after Tendulkar, Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid.After Kohli was dismissed in the 32nd over, Ambati Rayudu (40) and Dinesh Karthik (38) saw India through.Earlier, New Zealand got off to another poor start after opting to bat. Colin Munro fell to Mohammed Shami in the second over of the innings before Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Martin Guptill.Kane Williamson was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 28 which meant Ross Taylor had to step up and play a big innigs. He was involved in a 119-run stand with Tom Latham but once Chahal broke the partnership in the 38th over, the New Zealand innings crumbled.Shami was once again India’s best bowler on show and starred with figures of 3 for 41 while Bhuvneshwar, Hardik Pandya and Chahal picked two wickets apiece.India will next take on New Zealand on January 31 in the fourth ODI in Hamilton.Also Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik is an ODI wicketkeeper after nearly 5 yearsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow 3rd ODIFollow Bay OvalFollow Mount MaunganuiFollow Mount Maunganui ODIFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow Ambati Rayudulast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 16:51 IST Suriya and Allu ArjunOn February 14, Jammu and Kashmir saw a deadly terrorist attack which killed 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF). The bus, which was blown away by the terrorists, was part of a 70-vehicle convoy that was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.Suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar from the banned terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad rammed his SUV laden with 300 kg of explosives into the bus with the jawans on board. The attack is one of the worst tragedies in recent times in Jammu and Kashmir.Many South Indian celebrities including Allu Arjun, Suriya, Dulquer Salmaan, Rana Daggubati and Anirudh Ravichander took to Twitter to offer their condolences to the martyrs and their families.Tamil actor Suriya stated that he is extremely saddened to hear the news. He wrote, “Deeply Saddened and heartbroken to know about the cowardly attack on #CRPFJawans convoy in #Pulwama. My heartfelt condolences to their families who have lost a son, brother, husband or a father for us. (sic)”Dear all The link… Let’s show martyred #CRPFJawans families that we are there for them as they were for us.Let’s await details and give individual donation.We can reach the individuals for confirmation with the details in the link. #Bravehearts Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) February 15, 2019Telugu star Allu Arjun, who was shocked to hear the news, offered his condolences. He wrote, “Heart felt Condolences to all the families of 42 CRPF Men who lost their lives at Pulwama. Every soldier’s sacrifice will be remembered and honoured deep in our hearts. A very very sad day. #PulwamaAttack (sic)”advertisementCondemning the Pulwama terror attack, Dulquer Salmaan wrote, “Heartbreaking to hear about the # PulwamaTerrorAttack! Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of all the brave CRPF jawans that lost their lives to this cowardly and dastardly act. (sic)”Actor Rana Daggubati too offered his condolences. He wrote, “Shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in # Pulwama. Strength to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost. #RIPBraveHearts (sic)”#RIPBraveHearts #PulwamaDeepest condolences to the families of these real life heros Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) February 15, 2019Prayers for the departed. #PakistaniTerror must be stopped. Strength to the families of the martyrs. The government must reply strongly. Enough. #PulwamaSiddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 15, 2019″That’s saddening to hear the news of #PulwamaTerrorAttack, may the great souls Rest in Peace and let’s wish the injured heroes and pray a speedy recovery for them and their families !Let’s take a bow for them”Jai Hind” Mandanna (@iamRashmika) February 15, 2019#pulwama sacred grounds. Heartbroken. RIP all the brave soldiers. Deep condolences to their closed onesJiiva (@Actorjiiva) February 15, 2019Heart Breaks to know this #PulwamaAttackDD Neelakandan (@DhivyaDharshini) February 15, 2019Can’t comprehend the angst and deep sorrow hearing the #PulwamaTerrorAttack killing 40+CRPF jawans. My heart bleeds for the martyrs and their families. Plead Indian Govt to go all out n eliminate the terrorists with no mercy #enoughisenough @narendramodi@rajnathsingh @crpfindiaPrasanna (@Prasanna_actor) February 14, 2019Devastated to see what’s happening!! #Pulwama #PulwamaTerrorAttackRevenge.. strategically plotted revenge will only suffice this pain that’s being felt seeing the blast visuals!Heart goes out for our brothers who have lost their lives&fighting it out to sustain! #NeedAnSwers Shivn (@VigneshShivN) February 15, 2019Rest in peace our brave hearted soldiers…. #CRPFJawansLet God give strength to their families… And Government give reply to the coward terrorists…. So disheartening..#Pulwama #CRPFKashmirAttackkarthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) February 15, 2019Heart felt condolences to the martyrs of pulwama attack #RIPBraveHearts #SaluteToRealHeros #Spreadpeace (@iamsanthanam) February 15, 2019Thursday’s attack in Pulwama was the biggest in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. The tragedy saw people across fields, from politics to sports to showbiz, unanimously condemning the attacks.ALSO READ | Kashmir terror attack: Jaish suicide bomber blows up bus, kills CRPF jawansALSO WATCH: CRPF jawans killed in Kashmir’s PulwamaGet 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 Kashmir Terror AttackFollow PulwamaFollow Suriya Pulwama terror attack: Suriya to Allu Arjun, South celebs mourn Kashmir tragedySouth Indian celebrities from Suriya to Allu Arjun, all condemned the deadly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday afternoon. 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the attack.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Reuters ManamaMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 15:22 IST Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has won four times including the last two in a row. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFerrari drivers finished fourth and fifth in the season-opening Australian GPFerrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six winsVettel led a front-row lockout in Bahrain qualifying last year, followed by a winSebastian Vettel believes pre-season favourites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula One’s Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain.The German and new team mate Charles Leclerc were surprisingly slow around Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit two weeks ago, finishing fourth and fifth nearly a minute behind the Mercedes of race winner Valtteri Bottas.That prompted much head-scratching back at the team’s Maranello headquarters, especially after Ferrari had lit up the timing screens in winter testing.In 2018, Sebastian Vettel won in Bahrain in the Ferrari SF71HThis weekend, him and @Charles_Leclerc will go for the win in the SF90Take a closer look at the evolution #F1 #BahrainGP 1 (@F1) March 28, 2019″The last couple of weeks have been very intense,” Vettel told reporters at Bahrain’s Sakhir desert track.”I think we have some answers but, as always, you never get all the answers because we never get the chance to go back and repeat.”I think we are not in a position to be able to make promises. The truth is that we need to wait and see.”Ferrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six wins. Vettel, the most successful driver there, has won four times including the last two in a row.| Sebastian Vettel: We should be stronger than we were in Melbourne.#BahrainGP #Seb5 #ForzaSeb Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) March 28, 2019Ferrari also arrived in Bahrain last year with questions about their pace but Vettel led a front-row lockout in qualifying, followed by a win. He also seized pole position at the next two races.advertisementThe German is hopeful Ferrari’s performance this year in Melbourne, with Albert Park regarded as an outlier circuit, will again be a one-off.”There’s always some lessons – some were about the set-up, others were about the (circuit) configuration,” said the four-times world champion.”You throw everything in the mix and we have reason to believe we should be stronger here, but I don’t want to put a number to it.”Leclerc echoed those comments.”We expect to be more competitive,” said the Monegasque. “We will only see here whether it was only track specific or if there is something else, but I am pretty confident in the package we have.”Also Read | Formula One: Sebastian Vettel’s fifth Ferrari season draws Michael Schumacher comparisonsAlso Read | Excited Sebastian Vettel can’t wait to try impressive new Ferrari carAlao Read | Formula One: Ferrari say wheel rim issue caused Sebastian Vettel’s testing crashAlso Watch | Sebastian Vettel breaks Ferrari’s F1 drought with victory at Australian Grand PrixFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Bahrain GPFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Scuderia FerrariFollow Formula One Ferrari not in a position to make promises: Sebastian Vettel ahead of Bahrain GPFerrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six wins. Vettel, the most successful driver there, has won four times including the last two in a row.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 17:40 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja has been in good form in the ongoing tournament in England (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja finished with 34 for 1 in semi-final vs New ZealandRivaba Jadeja said she wants the India all-rounder to win the World CupIndia lost the toss but came up with a disciplined bowling effort in ManchesterRivaba Jadeja, wife of India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, said on Tuesday that she wishes to see the India all-rounder lift ICC Crikcet World Cup 2019 with Team India in England.Rivaba pointed out that Jadeja comes from the Jamnagar — the land that has produced some of India’s finest cricketers in Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji and that Jadeja would add more glory to the city in Gujarat by winning the biggest prize in world cricket.”My wish is too see Ravindra lifting the World Cup Trophy and bring it to Jamnagar. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji were also from Jamnagar, hope he will bring the Cup to Jamnagar,” Rivaba was quoted as saying by ANI news agency.Jadeja warmed the benches in England for most part of the group stages before being included in the playing XI for India’s final league stage match against Sri Lanka. Jadeja made an immediate impact as he picked up a wicket and conceded just 40 runs.Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba Jadeja: My wish is too see Ravindra lifting the World Cup Trophy and bring it to Jamnagar. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji were also from Jamnagar, hope he will bring the Cup to Jamnagar. #CWC2019 (@ANI) July 9, 2019Jadeja made the playing XI for the semi-final as well and the left-arm spinner once again proved why he is one of the highly-rated all-round cricketers with his fielding and bolwing effort. Apart from saving some crucial runs with his athletic efforts at slips, Jadeja also broke a dangerous second-wicket between Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson by castling the former.advertisementRavindra Jadeja had hit back at Sanjay Manjrekar after the former cricketer-turned Indian commentator called him a “bits and pieces” cricketer.Before India’s game agaisnt Bangladesh, Manjrekar had said: “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.”Jadeja came up with a strongly-worded reply on social media. He wrote: “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.”Manjrekar though went on to laud Ravindra Jadeja after the spinner picked up a wicket against Sri Lanka. The former India batsman called the all-rounder a street-smart cricketer. However, before the semi-final against New Zealand, Manjrekar argued why it’s not a good option to play Jadeja against the Blackcaps.Ind could pick players specific to the pitch, boundaries & opposition. Get Kedar back in the playing XI & look at numbers of Indian spinners v NZ before picking them.Chahal – Avg 27.15, Eco – 5.11Kuldeep – Avg – 21.00, Eco – 4.84RA Jadeja – Avg – 73.00, Eco – 5.61Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 8, 2019Former England captain Michael Vaughan took a jibe at Sanjay Manjrekar after Ravindra Jadeja picked up the wicket of Henry Nicholls in the semi-final on Tuesday.”Bloody hell Bits & Piece can Spin it….” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.Also Read | Martin Guptill: Leading run-scorer in 2015 World Cup, goes through nightmarish time in 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: Virat Kohli’s catch to dismiss Martin Guptill leaves fans awestruckAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Ravindra JadejaFollow Rivaba Jadeja Next Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba: Hope he brings the World Cup to JamnagarICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja has been making some fine contributions with the ball and on the field for India. The left-arm spinner removed Henry Nicholls in the semi-final against New Zealand in Manchester on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback The Nissan Rogue compact crossover gets a Titan-load of enhancements and upgrades for 2017. Nissan is calling 2017 the “Year of the Truck.” Fittingly, the company rolled out the 2017 Nissan Rogue, its smallest SUV, at the Miami Auto Show along with an extensive list of changes, new features, and even a new powertrain.The categories of change for Nissan’s second-best-selling model in the U.S. include exterior and interior styling, new convenience features, updated and upgraded safety options, plus the availability of first Rogue Hybrid. To date, Nissan’s best-seller in the U.S. is the Altima sedan, but the automaker is predicting that the Rogue will outsell the Altima in the coming year.José Muñoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co. and chairman of Nissan North America unveiled the new Rogue and said, “Following three straight years of consecutive growth, we project Rogue will approach 300,000 units in the current fiscal year, nearly doubling sales since 2012. For 2017, we’re turning up the heat on the competition with enhancements designed to keep Rogue at the top of compact SUV buyers’ wish lists.”The biggest news is the Rogue Hybrid. The gas/electric powertrain combines a 2.0-liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 30kW electric motor, the latter powered by a lithium-ion battery. The hybrid’s fuel economy is 33 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined for front wheel-drive models. The all-wheel drive model gets 1 or 2 miles less per gallon in each mode. The non-hybrid Rogue continues last year’s 2.5-liter engine that gets approximately 5 mpg less than the hybrid models.The Rogue exterior has new design tweaks, integrated fog lamps, and new rear lights. There’s also a new optional motion-activated liftgate.On the inside, in addition to trim finishes and cloth seating materials, the updated Rogue has an available heated steering wheel, memory seats, and mirrors.New features in Nissan’s Safety Shield technology suite include intelligent cruise control, pedestrian detection (now included with forward emergency braking), and lane departure prevention, bundled with the lane departure warning system. The advanced safety features are standard or optional in different model trims.The 2017 Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels, each with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Rogue Hybrid adds to the depth of configurations, convenience, and safety options in Nissan’s front runner in the very hot crossover SUV category. Taxa Outdoors’ Rugged Mantis Travel Trailer Just Got Even Better Editors’ Recommendations This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks last_img read more

first_img 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Visitors head there to golf. Or to catch some sun during the cold, dreary days of winter. But surprisingly, Phoenix has a bit more to offer than just sun and a hole in one. The city has a thriving food and art scene and an increasingly diverse populace. Here are our favorite spots in town to escape to:PlayPhoenix is not all fuddy duddy retirees. The city has a number of stellar cultural institutions such as the Heard Museum, which showcases Native American art and history. The Desert Botanicals Gardens are still a huge draw, thanks to the unique fauna. Head there at night to check out Chihuly in the Garden, a showcase of artist Dale Chihuly’s studio glass works set amid the landscape. Music and drinks are on hand to get you in the mood. If golf is what you came here for nothing beats heading to the legendary Boulders resort for a round. You’ll get a stunning desert setting and much needed space on the fairway.Eat & DrinkLast Spring, James Beard Award–nominated chef Kevin Binkley opened Bink’s, an upscale American joint in Midtown. We loved the Chicken Karaage with lemon pickles and cilantro and the paella with squash and corn. The Henry opened to much fanfare in December and is known for its friendly vibe and comfortable setting. Grab a coffee here in the morning or come back to sit by the fireplace as you dine on authentic Swedish meatballs. Don’t forget to grab a drink at The Gladly, which crafts unique cocktails and has an extensive list of wine, beer and spirits. Stay Phoenix and Scottsdale are home to many world-class resorts but we love the Omni Montelucia in Scottsdale. The expansive Mediterranean-style resort sits at the base of iconic Camelback Mountain and offers 293 luxe suites and rooms, several swimming pools, Prado restaurant—which has some of the best appetizers and service this side of the Mississippi—and the top spa in town. Indulge yourself at Joya Spa, a behemoth of a space that offers classic services with a Southwestern twist—think holistic and life affirming. The Hammam alone is worth the price of admission. You’ll be in expert hands and leave town feeling thoroughly invigorated. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) center_img Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat 1 of 2 Previous Whether you’re looking to kick-start your way to a healthy lifestyle, start saving some money on transit, or chase the feeling of wind whistling by your face, there is no time better than now to hop on two wheels for your morning and evening commute. What type of bicycle you choose to ride will depend on a few factors, such as how far your trip is, terrain, weather, your desired bike appearance, and comfort.We’ve assembled a collection of the best commuter bikes that do more than just get you to work and back. These puppies will let you shine like a reflector on the road and weave through city traffic with ease.State Bicycle Company LaFluer 3 – $449For some of us, the way we look on our bike is half the motivation to commute on two wheels. State Bicycle Co.’s new summer collection of Core-Line bikes boasts bright aesthetics for both personal style and added visibility. The LaFluer 3 features a black and white frame with vintage cyan and magenta accents that will draw attention without draining your bank. State Bicycle Co. also lets you customize your ride with two sets of wheels; bullhorn, drop, or pursuit handlebars; and a frame that fits your height.If you’re looking to ride real loud, the Pardi B design ($449) stunts one of the brand’s most distinct colorways: a white frame with confetti-like party decals.See ItBrooklyn Bicycle Company WYTHE – $450Brooklyn Bicycle Co.’s WYTHE bicycle makes our list of best commuter bikes because of its versatility and minimalist appearance. Not only does this puppy come with stouthearted all-terrain tires and premium barring hubs to get you through all those unpaved road shortcuts, it also supplies you with a comfortable and explosive riding experience. Available in three standout colorways, the WYTHE bike will outshine almost any other on the road, which will also be handy during the dark days of winter.See ItPure Cycles Road Bike – $499 The fashion world isn’t the only market seeing a rebirth of ’90s culture and aesthetic. This road bike from Pure Cycles is brimming with retro style You can have the bike delivered and assembled for a little added money, but Pure Cycles also lets you DIYers have some fun with free self-assembly.See ItHelix Folding Bike – $1,900 The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Next Editors’ Recommendations Canadian bicycle startup Helix is bringing a new sense of inspiration with its folding bicycle design. The enhanced portability and safety is something you truly can’t put a price on. The Helix tucks away easily enough for trips on public transportation and can be hidden under your desk at work to alleviate bike-theft anxiety. You could also, theoretically, pack it in your suitcase on your next vacation. Although it disassembles with ease, the bike is built to last with a durable, yet lightweight titanium frame.See ItRaleigh 2018 Port Townsend – $760Of course, a collection of the best commuter bikes wouldn’t be complete without having a practical pick. Raleigh’s 2018 Port Townsend is an upright city bike that supplies a front basket perfectly sized for a 12-pack of brew on the way home and a fender to protect against mud and god knows what else. In top of that, its aesthetics are spectacular. The Port Townsend’s attributes include a blue frame with chrome accents, as well as tough, durable, road-ready tires to get you to and from work with ease.See ItRemember, a bike is only as good as the lock that keeps it in your possession. We recommend the TIGR mini+ ($135) u-style lock due to its lightweight frame and intelligently designed locking system.If all this bike talk has sparked your interest in hopping on two wheels and hitting the highway, check out our guide to the best cycling trips to take before you die. Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway last_img read more

first_img A total of $15.5 million has been allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure to strengthen the capacity of Jamaica’s National Designated Authority (NDA), under the Green Climate Readiness Support Project. Story Highlights It will also be used to host a regional workshop with NDAs from the Caribbean and convene a project development training workshop. The money will go towards the establishment of an NDA Toolkit and completing the country programme strategy and regional scoping study. A total of $15.5 million has been allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure to strengthen the capacity of Jamaica’s National Designated Authority (NDA), under the Green Climate Readiness Support Project.The money will go towards the establishment of an NDA Toolkit and completing the country programme strategy and regional scoping study.It will also be used to host a regional workshop with NDAs from the Caribbean and convene a project development training workshop.So far under the project, a consultancy firm has been engaged to develop a Jamaica Country Programme Strategy.The project, which started in October 2017, is slated to end in March 2020 and is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).The GCF Readiness Programme is a funding programme to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund.It provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of NDAs and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance.The Estimates will be considered by the Standing Finance Committee of the House from March 4 to 5.last_img read more