10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino willing to accept no January signings

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino willing to accept no January signingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he’s prepared to go through the January market without any new additions.Spurs have signed only Lucas Moura in the past 15 months.”No, not disappointed,” Pochettino said when asked how he would feel if they failed to land a new player.”I know that January is always difficult. If you find some player, look what has happened to different players who arrive in January. It takes time to understand and to perform, to fit with the team. Sometimes it’s better not to sign if you don’t find the right player.” last_img read more

a month ago​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCL

first_img​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCLby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson does not see his side as being the favourites to win the Champions League.The Reds are defending their European crown, which only Real Madrid has managed in recent memory.While they are still blessed with an incredibly talented squad, Henderson does not see them as being the de facto favourites.Henderson said the following to the club’s official website: “I think it’s too early to be saying stuff like that. “For us, we’ve started the season really well and we just want to continue that on. “We still feel we can improve and still get better, so that’s what we try to do tomorrow night, try to give everything and start the campaign off really well. On Tuesday’s first Champions League clash of the season against Napoli, the Englishman added: “Maybe [we are favourites], but I feel as though being at Liverpool, everybody wants to beat you anyway. It’s the same for us – we want to beat everybody we play, they want to beat us.”For us, it’s the same as it always has been – to give everything in every single game we play. “We know that it’ll be a tough game tomorrow, they’re a great side but we’ve got to concentrate on what we can do. If we can perform to the level I know we can then we have a good opportunity to win the game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAstana coach Grigorchuk impressed by Man Utd youngsters

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Astana coach Grigorchuk impressed by Man Utd youngstersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAstana coach Roman Grigorchuk praised Manchester United after last night’s Europa League defeat.Mason Greenwood struck the only goal of the game for the 1-0 win.”About Manchester, I can say the same thing that I said at the pre-match press conference. We saw what we expected – a very good and interesting team. Good football players with excellent characteristics, playing in a good, interesting style,” said Grigorchuk.Goalkeeper Nenad Erich also stated: “We knew with whom we were playing today, with one of the best teams in the world. “It is clear that Manchester United is a very strong team, but I think we played well. Fans are happy with our game. Of course, we lost, but we will move on. Let’s see how it will be next time.” last_img read more

a month agoAntoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting better

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Antoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting betterby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntoine Griezmann was happy to score in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal.Griezmann struck just six minutes into the game. Later, Barcelona scored again thanks to a goal from Arthur. Villarreal later pulled back a goal thanks to Santi Cazorla.”We had some chances to extend our lead but we didn’t take them,” Griezmann said to Movistar+. “But we’re going to keep on getting better. We can do much better than this. We have to keep on working hard. There are new players, we’ve just got here and we have to keep on working hard.”In reference to what Barça are lacking at the moment, he added: “A lot of us have just got to the club. It’s about adjusting to the style as quickly as possible. We’re a long way from our best but with time we will keep getting better.” He recognised that it’s different from what he was used to at Atletico Madrid: “The football is different. I knew it would be hard and that I would only get better with games. It’s not going too badly, though. Three goals. Now to keep getting better. That’s the path.” last_img read more

22 days ago​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicesterby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is standing by manager Steve Bruce.Many fans and pundits are laying into Bruce after his side capitulated against Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend.While Dummett understands the anger, he does not believe the result and manner of the team’s performance were down to the manager.He told the club’s official website: “In the second half we collapsed, and that’s one thing as a team with the players we have, we’ve never really done that in the past few seasons.”We’ve never collapsed and given away the goals we gave away. That’s one thing the manager wanted to address, and I think as a team we knew it wasn’t acceptable.”That’s one thing that can’t happen again. This team has been successful on working hard as a team and sticking together to get results.”Obviously the manager has changed, but we all still know what we have to do on the pitch. We train every day with the manager on different ideas but we all know exactly what our jobs are on the pitch.”The performance against Leicester wasn’t that we didn’t know our jobs. We didn’t put the performance in and collapsed – like the manager said we surrendered.” last_img read more

2 Favorites Have Emerged For 5-Star Clemson QB Transfer Hunter Johnson

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Another top quarterback is on the transfer market. Former five-star recruit Hunter Johnson has decided to transfer out of Clemson.Johnson, a top recruit in the 2017 class, announced on Monday that he’s opted to leave the Tigers’ program. Clemson is loaded at the QB position, bringing in No. 1 overall recruit Trevor Lawrence, and Johnson was unlikely to receive significant playing time.The former top recruit could be headed to the Big Ten.Johnson, an Indiana native, is reportedly interested in going back to the Midwest.From 247Sports:Expect Johnson, an Indiana native, to look at Purdue and Northwestern for his next stop, sources tell 247Sports. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will have to sit out next season and will be eligible starting in 2019. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns to the field that year.Johnson was the No. 2 quarterback recruit in the class of 2017. He threw for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns last season.The former top recruit has three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2019.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Brian Kelly Gives Update On Notre Dame’s QBs Before Saturday’s Game

first_imgStudent fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls.SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has given an update on the Fighting Irish’s quarterback situation heading into Saturday’s game at Wake Forest. Kind of.Kelly was asked multiple times tonight who will be starting under center for Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon. All Kelly is saying is that both quarterbacks – Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book – will be playing.“Asked Brian Kelly twice who’s starting at quarterback on Saturday. Twice he says both Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book will both play,” Pete Sampson tweeted.Asked Brian Kelly twice who’s starting at quarterback on Saturday.Twice he says both Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book will both play.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 20, 2018ESPN’s “Stanford Steve” of Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter reported on his podcast this week that he’s hearing a change at quarterback is coming.“Speaking of Notre Dame, I have a couple of sources telling me Mr. Book might be starting,” he said. “Just throwing it out there.”“Why not?” Chris Fallica replied.Wimbush has struggled to take care of the football in recent games, as the Fighting Irish’s offense has been inconsistent at best. There have been many calling for a change at quarterback heading into this weekend’s game.Notre Dame and Wake Forest are set to kick off at 12 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

Malaysia Open: Indian challenge ends as Kidambi Srikanth loses to Chen Long

first_img Press Trust of India Kuala LumpurApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 16:16 IST Kidambi Srikanth lost to Chen Long in the quarter-final 18-21, 19-21 (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKidambi Srikanth lost to Chen Long in the quarter-finalSrikanth lost 18-21, 19-21 in a 48-minute contestIndia’s challenge came to end with Kidambi’s lossA fighting Kidambi Srikanth suffered a straight-game loss to Olympic champion Chen Long of China to bow out of the men’s singles quarterfinals at the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.The eighth seeded Indian, who had reached the finals of India Open last week, blew a huge advantage in the opening game to eventually lose the quarterfinal match 18-21 19-21.This was Srikanth’s fourth quarterfinal of the season.Srikanth blew a 16-11 advantage in the opening game, while in the second game he fought back from 7-11 down to level scores at 19-19 before ending up on the losing side.The 26-year-old had a 1-5 head-to-head record against Chen Long, whom he had defeated in their last meeting at the 2017 Australian Open.The Chinese showed great defence, playing some exceptional shots like a between-the-legs return to keep the spectators entertained at the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.In the first game, the Indian opened up a 11-7 lead at the first break. He kept his nose ahead till 16-11 before Chen started slowly clawing back into the contest.The Chinese drew parity at 17-17 before sealing the game with a cross court return that left the Indian stranded.In the second game, Srikanth kept himself close to the Chinese before Chen unleashed a down-the-line smash to grab a 11-7 lead at the breather.Srikanth made some simple errors like misjudging line calls, hitting wide and long and also mistiming shots as Chen led 16-8.The Indian won a long rally when Chen went wide and then the Chinese lost a couple of more points near the net before attacking the Indians backhand to reach 17-11.advertisementSrikanth kept breathing down Chen’s neck and reduced the margin to 17-18 with the Chinese falling in a heap of errors.The Indian levelled the scores at 18-all and was 19-19 when Chen hit another long shot.But the Chinese sent one at the backline to move to match point and sealed it when a fighting Srikanth dived full stretch but couldn’t keep the shuttle in.Also Read | PV Sindhu crashes out in 2nd roundAlso Read | Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy crash out in round 1For 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 Malaysia Open 2019Follow Kidambi SrikanthFollow IndiaFollow Chen Long Malaysia Open: Indian challenge ends as Kidambi Srikanth loses to Chen LongKidambi Srikanth lost his quarter-final match Chen Long of China, in straight games 18-21, 19-21 in the 48-minute contest, to end the Indian challenge in the Malaysia Open.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Sheikh Salman becomes president of Asian Football Confederation for third time

first_img Reuters Kuala LumpurApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 16:36 IST Sheikh Salman was elected unopposed as the president of Asian Football Confederation for a third term (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTSSheikh Salman will extend his reign as president until at least 2023He took over for the last two years of Bin Hammam’s stint as AFC president after the Qatari was banned for lifeA member of the Bahrian royal family, Sheikh Salman first came to prominence in footballing circles in 2009Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected unopposed to the position as president of the Asian Football Confederation on Saturday after the regional body’s congress confirmed a new four-year term for the Bahraini by acclamation.The 53-year-old, who was not present at the meeting due to the death of his mother earlier in the week, was handed a third term at the helm after his rivals, Mohammed Al Romaithi from the United Arab Emirates and Qatari Saoud Al Mohannadi, withdrew.Sheikh Salman will extend his reign as president until at least 2023, by which time he will have completed a 10-year spell in charge of the 47-member body after initially completing the truncated term of former president Mohammed bin Hammam.My condolences to Sheikh Salman on the passing of his mother. My thoughts remain with him and his famiIy during this time. I offer my congratulations on his re-election this morning at AFC Congress and looking forward to working together to deliver Asia’s next World Cup in 2022. pic.twitter.com/4FcoTiBiaSHassan Al Thawadi (@HAlThawadi) April 6, 2019He took over for the last two years of Bin Hammam’s stint as AFC president after the Qatari was banned for life by governing body FIFA from all football activities for his involvement in a corruption scandal.A member of the Bahrian royal family, Sheikh Salman first came to prominence in footballing circles in 2009 when he faced off against Bin Hammam for a seat on FIFA’s decision making body, a ballot he lost by a single vote.advertisementHowever, he won the presidential election in 2013 and was returned unopposed in 2015 before running unsuccessfully against Gianni Infantino for the position of FIFA president the following year.Initially elected on a platform of accountability, he has becoming increasingly distant during his presidency, rarely taking questions from the media since winning his second term of office.Congratulations brother Sheikh Salman for unanimously being re-elected as the President of @theafcdotcom until 2023.#AFCCongress2019 pic.twitter.com/Wfq5Z7h8ShAhmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) April 6, 2019The former Bahrain Football Association president has denied accusations that he was involved in human rights abuses by the Gulf state’s ruling family during a crackdown on democracy protesters in 2011.The issue resurfaced in January when Sheikh Salman’s position in world football was questioned by campaigners seeking the release of former Bahrain international Hakeem Al Araibi from a Thai detention centre under threat of extradition to the Gulf state.Sheikh Salman did not comment publicly on the matter and the AFC later claimed to have recused him 18 months earlier from involvement in matters involving nations in the west of the continent due to a potential conflict of interests.Those matters, though, have done little to dampen enthusiasm for him to remain in charge of Asia’s governing body, with his hopes of reelection boosted in June last year when he signed off on a new deal for the AFC’s commercial and broadcast rights.The agreement with Chinese-backed company DDMC Fortis will ensure revenues more than double from those under the current agreement with long-term partner Lagardere Sports.Also Read | AIFF president Praful Patel becomes first Indian to be elected as FIFA Council memberAlso Read | Asia pushes for more spots in expanded World Cuplso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor 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 FootballFollow Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al KhalifaFollow Asian Football Confederation Sheikh Salman becomes president of Asian Football Confederation for third timeSheikh Salman was elected unopposed as the president of Asian Football Confederation for a third term.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Realme 3i launched: Key specs, features, price in India and everything you need to know

first_img Next Realme 3i launched: Key specs, features, price in India and everything you need to knowThe Realme 3i is the first phone under the company’s new “Realme i” series. It is a versions of the Realme 3 as it touts a Dewdrop display and large battery. The Realme 3i also offers a Helio P60 chipset, dual cameras and a diamond-cut design starting at Rs 7,999.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 18:36 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme 3i has been priced starting at Rs 7,999.It offers a Dewdrop display and diamond-cut design.Realme 3i first sale will take place on July 23, 2019 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.comIn addition to the Realme X, the company also launched the Realme 3i in India on Monday, July 15. The Realme 3i, as you could guess, is a version of the Realme 3 that was launched in the country earlier this year. The Realme 3i brings a lot of the same features and specs as the Realme 3, but at a lower price point. It slots right in between the entry-level Realme C2 and the Realme 3.The Realme 3i touts a Dewdrop display and a diamond-cut design on the back much like the Realme C2. Under the hood, the phone packs a Helio P60 chipset and a large battery capacity. The Realme 3i aims to offer a power-packed set of features at a budget price point. Here’s a quick look at some of the key specs and features of the Realme 3i.Realme 3i specificationDisplay: Realme 3i sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.Processor: It is powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core Helio P60 chipset.RAM: The phone is offered with 3GB and 4GB of RAM.Internal storage: 3GB RAM option comes with 32GB of internal storage while the 4GB RAM variant offers 64GB of inbuilt storage. The Realme 3i supports storage expandability up to 256GB.Rear camera: Realme 3i sports a 13MP f/1.8 primary camera and a 2MP secondary depth camera. The camera also supports PDAF, Nightscape, Chroma Boost and Portrait mode.Front camera: Up front, the Realme 3i gets a 13MP selfie camera.advertisementBattery: It houses a 4,230mAh battery like the Realme 3.Software: Realme 3i runs on Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.Realme 3i features– The Realme 3i offers a familiar Dewdrop display that we have seen previously on the Realme C2, Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro. The rear panel also gets a diamond-cut texture on a matt-like finish which is again similar to the Realme C2. The main difference is that the Realme 3i gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the Realme C2 does not. It also comes in a unique new Diamond Red gradient colour option. — Powering the Realme 3i is a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, which has powered phones like the Realme 1 in the past. It is an octa-core processor that is known to deliver a smooth performance for day-to-day operations while offering good power efficiency. In comparison, the Realme 3 gets a newer Helio P70 SoC.– The Realme 3i also highlights a large 4,230mAh battery like the Realme 3. This should enable the phone to offer over a full day battery life on a single charge when combined with a power efficient Helio P60 chipset and some smart battery saving features on ColorOS 6.– The smartphone also ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie out of the box. ColorOS 6 brings a number of new features such as an app drawer, gesture-based navigation and new gradient theme for the UI, among other things.Realme 3i price in India and availabilityRealme 3i has been launched in India starting at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant. The 4GB + 64GB variant has been priced at Rs 9,999. The first sale of the Realme 3i will be on July 23, 2019 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3i will be available in three colours – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red. The smartphone will also be offered with No Cost EMI options as well.ALSO READ | Amazon Prime Day 2019: Dyson launches V7 Trigger vacuum cleaner and Pure Cool tower air purifier in IndiaALSO READ | Realme X, Realme 3i launched in India: Price, specifications and first sale dateALSO READ | Google Pixel 4 spotted in public againGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RealmeFollow androidlast_img read more