9 months agoChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmos

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmosby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of VAR.The Blues lost the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal at Tottenham due to the intervention of technology.Sarri said: “The problem is not the referee or one or the other. The problem is they are not ready to use VAR.”They use the system for the first time in the League Cup so they need only to get used to using the system. I don’t like the VAR but it is only my opinion.”We risk changing the atmosphere in the stadium. You score but have to wait for 30 seconds to celebrate. It is negative for the atmosphere in the stadium.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radarby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe’s radar.The Turkish club wants to secure the 29-year-old Argentinean to a loan deal in January.Rojo’s current contract with United expires in 2020 and there is no question of extending the agreement.Everton are expecting to try again midseason after an August deal fell through.The defender last season played eight matches for United in all competitions. last_img read more

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a month agoInter Milan coach Conte: We must stay grounded

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We must stay groundedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they’re not getting carried away with their start to the season.Inter meet Lazio tonight.He said, “Tomorrow will be a very difficult match against a very strong team with a clear identity.“They’ve been protagonists in recent years and their Coppa Italia victory is a testament to the work done by the club and the Coach. For us, that’s more proof.“I see proclamations and easy situations. After only four games, we’re already talking about this and that.“I have the right experience to say that this was done deliberately to give us some stab wounds.“We’ll have to be good at keeping our feet on the ground because it won’t be easy. There are two teams: Napoli weren’t backed but are very strong.“Juventus are very, very strong. After that, we begin to consider the others, including Inter.” last_img read more

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21 days agoNorwich City boss Farke: I’m at the right place

first_imgNorwich City boss Farke: I’m at the right placeby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel Farke says he feels like he is the “right place” at Norwich City. The German will rack up 100 league matches in charge of the Canaries this weekend when his side face Aston Villa at Carrow Road.”I feel that I’m totally in the right place. I enjoy my life here and I like the challenge to create something special, and we are creating something special at the moment,” he said.”I feel really honoured and blessed and look forward to be allowed to work in this responsible role for such a long time. You can’t take it for granted but it would be a great honour to be here even longer.”Then hopefully one day we can look back in this spirit and I would be happy if the people can say, ‘Okay, he’s done alright and we’ll take this’.”To be honest, I don’t look back too much. It was mentioned to me in the beginning of the week so you have to be unbelievably thankful to the key people in our club – to our owners Delia and Michael, to Stuart (Webber) and to our board but also to our supporters to trust me and allow me to help the yellow shirts to succeed.”I am humble and just thankful that I’m allowed to plan this extraordinary role for this amazing club and it’s a great privilege.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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8 days agoBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd move

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd moveby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ruled out a move to Manchester United.The Daily Mail says United’s pursuit of the Croatian has hit a wall, with his family not keen on moving to Manchester.The 31-year-old star is hopeful of staying at the Nou Camp but if his situation doesn’t change and he is forced out, Rakitic and his family would prefer a move to Paris, Milan or a location with warmer climes than Manchester.United enquired about Rakitic in December and January and the clubs maintained dialogue but that tailed off in March.Barcelona are desperate to sell a few players to free up some money so sounded out United again but Rakitic’s family have made it clear they don’t want to move to Manchester. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Auburn Offensive Line Coach J.B. Grimes At 1st Practice Days After Cancer Surgery

first_imgAuburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes at practice days after cancer surgery.YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Video: Jim Harbaugh Penalized For Unsportsmanlike Conduct After Throwing Play Sheet, Helmet

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Things are getting wild and woolly in Columbus.Trailing 17-7, Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker picked off a Wilton Speight pass and took it down to the Michigan 13. After an offsides penalty by UM defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.How? Harbaugh tossed his play sheet up into the air and slammed his headset down.Jim Harbaugh loses his cool https://t.co/ukfSraY58h— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 26, 2016It looks like Harbaugh may have been more mad at his own player for jumping offsides rather than the call itself.The two penalties pushed the ball down to the Michigan 3-yard-line. Two plays later, Mike Weber dove over the top for six points.Michigan leads Ohio State 17-14 at the end of the three quarters.last_img read more

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Draxler lifts lid on PSG’s ‘big egos’

first_imgJulian Draxler has suggested that there are big egos within the front three at Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that they all want to be the club’s top goalscorer.The Germany international has found himself in and out of the starting XI in the 2018-19 campaign, and has explained how he has often been used in a more defensive role to compensate for the attacking desires of some of his team-mates.The midfielder scored three goals in 31 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, and he has suggested that the likes of Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria have big egos and all want to finish with the most goals. 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? “They [Cavani, Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria] have big egos, everyone wants to be the top scorer,” he told Kicker . “In this case you need someone who plays behind them in the build-up and thinks more defensively.”Draxler has suggested that his role was impacted by such a scenario, saying head coach Thomas Tuchel had struggled to find the German’s best position in the team.”At the beginning, he maybe did not know where to put me. I had the most games, but not the most minutes.”Draxler was also the centre of attention earlier this year after a supposed falling out with Neymar, with reports suggesting that the pair had to be separated following a dressing-room argument.Both Tuchel and sporting director Antero Henrique reportedly had to come between the two, but Draxler has since played down the incident.”We had a disagreement, that happens, but when it’s with Neymar, it’s in the media.”Despite a somewhat disappointing season for PSG, in which they won yet another Ligue 1 title but fell short in the Champions League round of 16 at the hands of Manchester United, Draxler has insisted that his future remains very much at the club.”I am far from saying I cannot stand it anymore or I have to go away, on the contrary, I feel very well, I have a super coach and I’m in a super club. I start training on July 8 and prepare for the new season and if I’m offered a contract extension, I’ll listen to that.”The midfielder also spoke about the national team on both a personal and collective level, claiming that he has much more to give on the pitch for Germany in the near future.”I have to admit, that I did not reach my highest level during the World Cup. The most important thing is to never give up and start a new approach.”We won’t be the favourite at Euro 2020, but we have the potential to play for one of the first places.”last_img read more

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USWNT equal pay bill introduced in U.S. Senate

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team has received some powerful backing in the fight for equal pay.  Senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that, if passed, would see the federal government withhold funding for the 2026 World Cup until U.S. Soccer “agrees to provide equitable pay” to both the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. The bill calls for the cutting of any funding that would be used to support the World Cup, including “host cities, participating local and state organizations, the U.S. Soccer Federation, Concacaf and FIFA.”  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 Manchin credits West Virginia University coach Nikki Izzo-Brown with bringing the issue to his attention and is hoping to create a “level playing field for all.”“I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team,” Senator Manchin said in a statement. “That’s just plain wrong. That’s why I’m introducing legislation that will require the U.S. Soccer Federation to pay the men’s and women’s national soccer teams equitably before any federal funds may be used for the 2026 World Cup.”The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly. I’m encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all.”The USWNT, which won its fourth World Cup crown on Sunday, has been fighting for equal pay for some time.  The famous team of 1999, the USA’s second World Cup winning side, reportedly went on strike following the competition due to the pay gap.  In more recent times the USWNT has been fighting in the courts. A lawsuit was filed by five players in 2016, with another filed by all 28 members of the team in the months leading up to the 2019 World Cup.  Star Megan Rapinoe, the Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner at the 2019 World Cup, used her platform immediately following the competition to call for changes as well.  “Everyone’s asking what’s next and what we want to come all of this – it’s to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it,” Rapinoe said immediately following the match, before calling on both FIFA president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro to step up and address the issue.   “What are we going to do about it? Gianni, what are we going to do about it? Carlos, what are we going to do about it? Everyone. It’s time to sit down with everyone and really get to work.”last_img read more

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Dabo Swinney Issues Official Update On Clemson Quarterback Battle

first_imgQuarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant's touchdown.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant’s touchdown to start the second half of play during the Tigers’ game football game against the Auburn Tigers at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)It may not be as hot as some of the other big quarterback battles in college football this year, like those at Alabama and, until recently, Ohio State. However, there is still some serious intrigue at Clemson. Incumbent starter Kelly Bryant returns, but he has No. 1 recruit Trevor Lawrence on his heels.Bryant is coming off of a very strong season, taking over for Deshaun Watson. Inheriting a job from perhaps the greatest player in program history is no easy feat. And yet, with Bryant at the helm, Clemson made a run back to the College Football Playoff.He completed over 67-percent of his passes, throwing for 13 touchdowns and just six interceptions, and 2,678 yards. Bryant’s especially dangerous on the ground, rushing for 646 yards and another 11 scores.As the incumbent, it is Bryant’s job to lose. Dabo Swinney has said as much through the spring.This week, Clemson released a preseason depth chart, and Kelly Bryant is officially the starter after the spring season.Bryant is followed by Lawrence, and then redshirt freshman Chase Brice in this new depth chart. From Clemson:Clemson's 2018 preseason depth chart.This backs up Dabo Swinney’s comments after the spring game. At the time, he said that Bryant would be the starter if Week 1 was right around the corner, but went out of his way to praise the guys down the depth chart.“He’s still, at this point, No. 1 if we played today,” Swinney said. “But when you came into spring, that was an easy thing to say. You had to start somewhere. … Guys are better than they were day one. Kelly has had a good spring, but those guys behind him have had great springs as well.”[…]“He’s made a lot of big plays and proven that he can win at the highest level,” Swinney said. “But last year isn’t this year. It’s a very competitive situation.”Lawrence arguably outplayed Bryant in the spring game, and enters his college career with hype we’ve rarely seen in true freshman quarterbacks. Swinney said that his blue-chip signal caller had an “excellent” spring.“He wasn’t overwhelmed as far as learning, was able to practice pretty quickly what we were asking him to do,” Swinney said. “That’s a hard thing. That’s a lot to know. He really was excellent, very well prepared and ready. And as we continued, he had a day or two where he bogged down a little bit, but all in all, it was an excellent spring.”So Kelly Bryant is the odds-on favorite to be the starter when Furman comes to Death Valley on September 1. However, as the season goes along, if Swinney thinks Lawrence gives the team the best shot to win a national title, it would not be very shocking to see a switch. Considering the talent Clemson has, especially on the defensive side, there should be plenty of opportunities to get the young gunslinger some work either way.[Clemson]last_img read more

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Texas Starter Cade Brewer Diagnosed With Concussion

first_imgTexas TE Cade Brewer celebrates a touchdown reception.AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 11: Cade Brewer #80 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas tight end Cade Brewer is expected to make a big jump into the starting lineup in his upcoming junior year. Unfortunately, he just suffered a serious setback with an injury.On Tuesday, Brewer suffered a concussion in practice and has now entered the concussion protocol. In a release from the school, the Longhorns said that Brewer will return to action when cleared.“He will continue to be treated and evaluated and will return to action when he is cleared,” the school said in the release.There’s no timetable on a return from a concussion. But with Texas’ opener against Louisiana Tech just eight days away, it’s safe to say his status for Week 1 could be in jeopardy.UT FB Injury update: Jr. TE Cade Brewer “sustained a concussion in Tuesday’s practice and has entered concussion protocol”. Tough timing for the @LTHSCavFootball alum / likely starter. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/yHy8DdUXl2— Dennis de la Pena (@dennisonfox7) August 22, 2019 In his two years at Texas, Cade Brewer has 11 receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.Last year he appeared in only two games, catching two passes for 19 yards.But with last year’s starter Andrew Beck now gone, Brewer should see substantially more reps.To make matters worse, Texas is having a serious problem with injuries heading into the season. Starters Keaontay Ingram, Zach Shackelford, and Brennan Eagles are all sidelined for the time being.How will head coach Tom Herman adjust for the missing starters with so little time left to prepare?last_img read more

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2021 4-Star RB Announces Clemson Commitment

first_img Done Deal✅ @grayson_fb @therealkwat @CarterRamsFB @Coach_FredM pic.twitter.com/f65YF3qSEv— Phil Mafah🇨🇮 (@PhilMafah1) August 29, 2019Mafah spoke with 247Sports detailing his thoughts regarding the commitment to Clemson.“About a week after coach Elliott offered me, my family and people that I’m close with sat down and talked about the schools recruiting me. We felt like Clemson was the best fit for my football and academic career,” Mafah said. “Every time I’ve been to Clemson it feels like home with the players and coaches.”The four-star back burst onto the recruiting scene after an impressive sophomore season. Mafah carried the ball 89 times for 720 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.He also added a receiving touchdown last season. The back of a Clemson player's helmet.RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the helmet of Shaq Lawson #90 of the Clemson Tigers during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The rich keep getting richer. Ahead of Clemson’s season opener against Georgia Tech on Thursday evening, the Tigers have landed a commitment from a star player in the 2021 recruiting class.Loganville (Ga.) Grayson running back Phil Mafah announced his commitment to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 215 pound back is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite.Mafah’s commitment is the first for Clemson in the 2021 class. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers currently have the No. 1 class in the 2020 cycle. They’re certainly looking to duplicate similar results in 2021.The Georgia back ranks as the 13th-best available running back in his class. Overall, he’s the 226th best prospect.last_img read more

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Brian Kelly Admits “Terrible Miscalculation” During Georgia Game

first_img “I’m sick about it,” Kelly said. “Made a terrible miscalculation in that I thought our quarterback was prepared and he wasn’t. That falls on me. We’ll make sure that never happens again.”Kelly, Book and the Fighting Irish won’t soon forget the close loss to the Bulldogs. Notre Dame had its chances, but failed to execute when it mattered most.Brian Kelly on the snap issues related to the crowd noise:”I’m sick about it. Made a terrible miscalculation in that I thought our quarterback was prepared and he wasn’t. That falls on me.”“We’ll make sure that never happens again.”— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 23, 2019The Fighting Irish still have plenty of opportunities against ranked teams this season though. Games against USC, Michigan and Virginia have yet to be played.If ND wins out, will it have a strong enough resume to be in the College Football Playoff? A closeup of Brian Kelly talking to his players.SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish directs a player in the 2nd half against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium on October 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)Sanford Stadium presented a huge challenge for Notre Dame on Saturday. Georgia fans created one of the best environments in recent memory. But the Fighting Irish really struggled to shut-out the crowd noise.Notre Dame practiced a silent count snap in preparation for the anticipated crowd noise. Quarterback Ian Book utilized the silent count throughout most of the game on Saturday. But on a pivotal fourth-down play in the first quarter in Georgia territory, ND committed the most costly mistake.Book reverted to his usual clap to initiate the snap. By doing so, the center snapped the ball, but Book wasn’t ready for it and the ball flew past him. While he was able to recover and get off a throw, the play resulted in a turnover-on-downs.Given the final score was just a six-point margin, the play might’ve changed the game’s entire outcome. Head coach Brian Kelly commented on the error during Monday’s press conference.last_img read more

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Akshay Karnewar plays for Ranji champions Vidarbha and he can bowl with both hands

first_img India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 19:52 IST Akshay Karnewar is an ambidextrous bowler – someone who can bowl with both hands (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAkshay Karnewar picked 31 wickets including two five-wicket hauls from 11 first-class matchesKarnewar is no dud with the bat either and has 429 runs at an average of 30.64 with a best of 94Karnewar does not spin the ball much but his guile often leaves batsmen perplexedAkshay Karnewar can do everything on a cricket field. He can bowl right-arm off-break. He can bowl left-arm spin. And he can bat. The 26-year-old Karnewar played a crucial role for Vidarbha in their victory over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur.Akshay Karnewar is in action again for Vidarbha in the Irani Cup against Rest of India. In the first innings on the opening day, he picked up the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer which triggered a collapse.Karnewar is not just an effective ambidextrous bowler. In 11 first-class matches before the Irani Cup, which got underway on February 12, he had picked 31 wickets including two five-wicket hauls. He has also 429 runs at an average of 30.64 with a best of 94.In the final against Saurashtra, Karnewar scored an unbeaten 73 to lead a lower-order revival after Vidarbha had crashed to 196 for 7.Karnewar does not spin the ball much but his guile often leaves batsmen perplexed. On Tuesday against Rest of India, Karnewar bowled 15 overs, gave away 50 runs and picked up the wicket of Shreyas Iyer.Rest of India were cruising along at 231 for 3 with Iyer looking solid alongside first innings centurion Hanuma Vihari. But Karnewar ended Iyer’s stint with a sharp, accurate delivery.Following Iyer’s dismissal, Rest of India lost Ishan Kishan, K Gowtham and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja in quick succession.Also Read | U-23 bowler Shiva Singh’s 360-degree turn hogs limelightFor 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 Akshay KarnewarFollow Ranji TrophyFollow VidarbhaFollow AmbidextrousFollow bowlerFollow Irani Cup 2019 Akshay Karnewar plays for Ranji champions Vidarbha and he can bowl with both handsAkshay Karnewar is an ambidextrous bowler and an effective batsman. The Vidarbha cricketer played a crucial knock in the final of the Ranji Trophy and picked up the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer on the opening day of the Irani Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier League: Arsenal climb to third spot with 2-0 victory over Newcastle

first_img Reuters LondonApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 11:02 IST Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate their second goal in the match against Newcastle United.(AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal’s win over Newcastle United lifted them to third place in the Premier League”Our challenge is away – to be as consistent as we are at home,” said Unai EmeryNewcastle remain in 14th place on 35 points, and have six games leftGoals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday and lifted them to third place in the Premier League above rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.Ramsey found his way through a packed defence on the half hour to score with a low shot before Frenchman Lacazette put the game to bed in the 83rd minute with a chip over the keeper.The result put Arsenal on 63 points with seven games left, two above Spurs and Manchester United, with Chelsea a further point behind, as Unai Emery’s side boosted their hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.Five of Arsenal’s remaining seven fixtures are away, where they have picked up fewer than half of their points this season, a fact Emery was quick to pick up on after the match.”Our demands are very big demands, individually and collectively, and I want to be together in the difficult moments and in the good moments.”@UnaiEmery_ speaks after #ARSNEW…Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 2, 2019″Our challenge is away – to be as consistent as we are at home,” the Spaniard told reporters. His players, nevertheless, seem confident that they can return to Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in three seasons.”I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season. Now we can maybe go to the Champions League,” Lacazette told Sky Sports after a convincing win over the Magpies.That winning feeling #ARSNEW pic.twitter.com/ZUvOCa4nbqadvertisementArsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2019Sweeping moveNewcastle had not beaten Arsenal since November 2010 and not won away since December and they appeared to set themselves up for a draw at best in North London, with five men in the back line and another four in front of them for most of the game.The tactics worked until a sweeping Arsenal move in which Welsh midfielder Ramsey found Lacazette and then raced forward into the area to meet the return pass with a sweetly timed left-foot shot that went into the net off the far post.Arsenal pushed forward repeatedly as the opening period came to a close but failed to finish off any of their moves, with Sead Kolasinac particularly guilty of some wayward passing.Their best chance came just before halftime when Lacazette latched onto a pass from Mesut Ozil, spun round and lashed the ball goalwards only for Matt Richie to head it off the line.Chance! @Aubameyang7 is picked out by an inch-perfect through ball from @MesutOzil1088, but Dubravka turns away his powerful strike1-0 #ARSNEW pic.twitter.com/ChrYYgAKxBArsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2019Lacazette wrapped up the points, however, when Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles failed to clear a header into the area from Arsenal substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Frenchman nipped in behind Lascelles and chipped an inch-perfect ball over Martin Dubravka to seal the win.Newcastle remain in 14th place on 35 points, seven points above the relegation places, and have six games left.”For us every game is a final. We should focus, concentrate, not be overconfident,” manager Rafael Benitez told reporters ahead of their next match at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Also Read | Manchester United win in Solskjaer’s first game as permanent manager, City back on topAlso Read | Europa League: Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at RennesAlso Read | Mesut Ozil on target as Arsenal hammer Bournemouth in Premier LeagueAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow ArsenalFollow Newcastle UnitedFollow Aaron ramseyFollow Unai Emery Premier League: Arsenal climb to third spot with 2-0 victory over NewcastleArsenal is now at the third spot in the Premier League thanks to the 2-0 Monday win over Newcastle United with goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette .advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Old Trafford

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 17:22 IST Old Trafford, Manchester (Getty Images)The busiest venue of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, which is the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, will play host to six games, including a semi-final. It will also be the venue for the blockbuster fixture in international cricket when India face Pakistan.Old Trafford has hosted ICC Cricket World Cup in the past too – in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the tournament – with England having played two semi-finals at the venue.England won one, against New Zealand by nine runs in 1979 and losing one to India by six wickets in 1983.The city of Manchester, with their hardworking industrial men and women, is arguably more well-known all over the world because of football with one its clubs Manchester United also having their stadium (also named Old Trafford) just 800 meters away.Old Trafford, the home of the Lancashire County Cricket Club, is England’s second oldest Test venue and is also the same venue where legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the “Ball of the Century” in the 1993 Ashes Test.Old Trafford also recently renamed their Pavilion End the ‘James Anderson End’ after England’s leading Test wicket-taker.Opened: 1857Capacity: 19000Ends: Stretford End, Brian Statham EndLocation: Manchester, EnglandICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches schedules15:00 IST: IND vs PAK, Match 2215:00 IST: Eng vs AFG, Match 2418:00 IST: WI vs NZ, Match 2915:00 IST: WI vs IND, Match 3418:00 IST: AUS vs RSA, Match 4515:00 IST: TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4)STATS – ODITotal matches: 46Matches won batting first: 18Matches won bowling first: 27advertisementAverage 1st Inns scores: 214Average 2nd Inns scores: 192Highest total recorded: 318/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs EngLowest total recorded: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by Can vs EngHighest score chased: 286/4 (53.4 Ov) by Eng vs NZLowest score defended: 221/8 (60 Ov) by Eng vs NZFor 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 2019 World CupFollow Old Trafford Old TraffordWorld Cup 2019: Old Trafford, the home of the Lancashire County Cricket Club, is England’s second oldest Test venue and is also the same venue where legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the “Ball of the Century” in the 1993 Ashes Test.advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Streaker runs out and interrupts England vs New Zealand match

first_img Next World Cup 2019: Streaker runs out and interrupts England vs New Zealand matchWorld Cup 2019: The game between England and New Zealand was came to a halt for a brief period of time when a streaker ran on to the field danced about in front of New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner.advertisement Associated Press Chester-le-StreetJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 00:39 IST A streaker ran into the field during the World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA streaker ran onto the field to interrupt the game between England and New ZealandEngland beat New Zealand by 119 runs to reach the semi-finalsEngland reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1992A streaker wearing nothing but a green hat run onto the field and caused a delay in play in the World Cup 2019 match between England and New Zealand at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, on Wednesday.Security appeared very slow to react as the spectator jogged toward the wicket and danced about in front of New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner. He then weaved around security staff as they attempted to stop him before he was brought to the ground.With the crowd cheering, the streaker briefly broke free from four members of security and ran back toward the middle. He was stopped for a second time and led away.New Zealand resumed the game on 145-6, chasing 306 to win, but eventually lost the game.England qualified for the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 27 years with a 119-run win over New Zealand, which is also effectively heading to the playoffs despite a third straight loss.Jonny Bairstow’s second century in a row helped England to 305-8 off its 50 overs, and the Black Caps never looked like chasing down the target after the run-outs of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in successive overs left them 69-4.New Zealand was eventually dismissed for 186 and leapfrogged in the standings by England, which will end the group stage in third place. The tournament host will play in the second semifinal, at Edgbaston on July 11, against the team that finishes in second place – currently India.England, which entered the tournament as the world’s top-ranked team, marches into the semis following morale-restoring wins over India and New Zealand back to back.advertisementNew Zealand is currently two points ahead of fifth-place Pakistan, whose final group game is against Bangladesh on Friday, but is highly unlikely to lose its place in the top four because of a far superior net run-rate than its rival.Also Read | World Cup 2019: England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetAlso Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso 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 Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealandlast_img read more

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Hyundai Kona electric SUV launched in India, price starts at Rs 25.30 lakh

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 13:06 IST Hyundai Kona electric SUV has a unique front grille having intaglio pattern and integrated charging port.HIGHLIGHTSHyundai Kona eletric SUV gets four driving modes — Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport.Hyundai Motor India is providing a warranty of three years with Kona.The Kona eletric SUV features a 17.77 cm touchscreen infotainment system.Hyundai Motor India today launched Kona electric SUV for an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Hyundai Kona will be available in Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue and Typhoon Silver monotone colour options and Polar White with Phantom Black roof dual-tone paint scheme. Customers will have to pay Rs 20,000 extra for the dual-tone colour option.Hyundai Kona electric SUV boasts of a very futuristic design with a unique front grille having intaglio pattern and integrated charging port. There is a split-type headlamp set-up with LED headlights and LED DRLs. The rear has LED tail lights and skid plates. The electric four-wheeler gets aero-tuned flared fenders, roof rails and 17-inch alloy wheels as well. The slim brake lights, turn indicators and reverse lamps are in a separated configuration.Inside the cabin of Hyundai Kona, the buyers will come across features like shift-by-wire drive controls, 17.77 cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, digital instrument cluster with supervision and multi-function steering wheel. Other features include 10-way power driver seat, front ventilated seats in leather, automatic AC, smart key with push-button, smartphone wireless charging and electric sunroof.Hyundai Kona electric SUV gets a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor and it is powered by a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The motor makes 136 PS and 395 Nm of peak torque. It can make 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. There are four driving modes — Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport. There are paddle shifters for adjustable regenerative braking. The ARAI-certified range of Kona is 452 kms on a single full charge.advertisementHyundai Motor India is providing a warranty of three years with the Kona electric SUV. Also, there is a warranty of eight years and up to 1.60 lakh kms for the battery pack. You can refer to our first drive review of Hyundai Kona to know the electric better.So far as charging Hyundai Kona is concerned, the electric SUV can be charged 80 per cent in 57 minutes with DC quick charger using the CCS Type II port, while a 7.2 kW level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes, according to the company. Hyundai Motor India will provide two chargers with Kona. There will be a portable charger that can be plugged into any normal 3-pin 15-Amp socket and it will be capable of providing a top-up range of 50 kms in less than three hours. The AC Wall Box charger will be able to provide a range of 50 kms within a single hour. Hyundai EV dealers will support the customers in installing the sockets at their premises.According to the company, it is also working with IOCL for development of infrastructure to provide fast charging facilities at fuel stations in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.With regard to the safety features, Hyundai Kona electric SUV will have six airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill assist control (HAC), rear camera with guideline, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and virtual engine sound system.ALSO READ | Maserati Levante Trofeo India launch by 2019-end, to feature Twin Turbo V8 engineALSO READ | Renault Duster facelift launched in India at a starting price of Rs 7.99 lakhALSO READ | Budget 2019 shows govt wants you to buy electric cars and here are the five best ones coming soon to IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Hyundai Kona electric SUVFollow Hyundai Kona launchFollow Hyundai Kona priceFollow Hyundai Kona features Next Hyundai Kona electric SUV launched in India, price starts at Rs 25.30 lakhHyundai Kona electric SUV gets a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor and it is powered by a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The motor makes 136 PS and 395 Nm of peak torque. It can make 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds.advertisementlast_img read more

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Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her look, the mother-of-two wore a neon yellow halter neck top.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the look with a black sports bra and black yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Mira accessorised the look with a large black leather bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her workout session, the 24-year-old tied her hair in a pony tail and looked radiant with her after workout glow.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Mira RajputGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. For her workout session, Mira wore a neon green halter neck top with a pair of black yoga pants.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d3aa0158eb991564123157_1573792_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, July 26, 2019 – 11:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See picsApp headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

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