About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson is still grateful to goalkeeper Alisson.The Brazilian slipped up against Manchester United, fumbling a cross that led to an equalizer. But the Reds managed to get two goals in the second half to win 3-1.And Robertson knows that Alisson has saved Liverpool already this season, which means the odd mistake is forgiven.”He has been unbelievable this season and we all make mistakes,” the Scot said to the Evening Standard.”It is just if Mo Salah or Firmino make a mistake it maybe doesn’t get punished because it is up the other end, but that is unfortunately what a keeper has to put up with, if they make a mistake it usually turns into a goal.”Of course, he will be disappointed with it but he bounced back and we can’t moan about it, he has dug us out Tuesday night and we are still in the Champions League because of him.”We have not dug him out of a hole but we have put in a performance and his error hasn’t been highlighted because we have won the game and that is what a good squad does.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Supporters’ Trust pushes Man Utd to add ‘football expertise’ to managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe Manchester United Supporters’ Trust say it’s time for greater football know-how to be added to the club’s management.In a statement released on Wednesday, MUST say the club needs to “put football expertise in charge of football decisions”.”United need a lift and our ultimate super-sub, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is just the man for the job,” MUST said.”He’s been a long-term backer of fans and a patron of MUST, so we know he understands our support and what we are looking for from a manager. “Whilst Ole is at the helm, the club needs to make the big structural changes to equip us to compete in modern football. “The club must put football expertise in charge of football decisions, especially in respect of selection of the next manager and player transfers. “Manchester United fans have shown phenomenal support to the team through the recent difficult period. “We know all fans will continue to back the team and we expect to see the players giving their all for the club and the supporters. We know Ole will.”
colin cowherd goes off on alabamaSunday night, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd ruffled a few feathers, dropping a top four that includes both Michigan State and Ohio State, but not SEC heavyweight Alabama. Monday, he doubled down, going on a six-minute rant about the Crimson Tide’s strength of schedule.Cowherd added that the Big Ten, top to middle, is the best conference in college football. He thinks that the SEC is “living off of reputation” this season.“The SEC is living totally off reputation” – @ColinCowherd on why Alabama isn’t in his Top 4. #HerdHere https://t.co/d3sd2DmzEU— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015Regardless of what you think about Cowherd’s rant, one thing is certain. If Alabama beats Florida this Saturday, it’ll be part of the playoff. Whether it’ll win the whole thing – that’s up for debate.
Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandinho do not represent a magic formula for Manchester City in the Premier League title race, Pep Guardiola insists, with the club requiring a collective effort to overturn their five point deficit to Liverpool. The midfield trio were at the heart of City’s 100-point season last time around, with Fernandinho providing a base from which dual-playmakers Silva and De Bruyne were able to wreak havoc. Fernandinho has proved just as pivotal this time around, particularly in light of Guardiola being unable to secure specialist holding-midfield cover during the close-season transfer window, but a pair of medial knee ligament injuries have left De Bruyne on the sidelines for the most part, and Silva has been getting back up to speed after suffering a hamstring injury in December. 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? Tuesday’s trip to Newcastle United was the first time Guardiola deployed his preferred central trident from the start of a Premier League game in 2018-19, but De Bruyne was substituted after an hour – having trodden close to a second yellow card – and Fernandinho gave away the penalty that allowed Matt Ritchie to seal a shock 2-1 win for Rafael Benitez’s side Asked whether City were missing the benefit of De Bruyne operating at full tilt ahead of Arsenal’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Guardiola insisted the responsibility for hauling in Liverpool’s five-point advantage at the summit lay with the collective. “All the players play at a high level when the team is playing good, not for one single reason,” he said. “What we have to do is play good and when our game is good then the potential of individual players will increase.” Silva celebrated his 33rd birthday last month and Fernandinho turns 34 in May but Guardiola does not believe their advancing years are becoming incompatible with his intensive style of play. It was not the result we wanted or the best performance. But now it’s time to keep our head up and keep fighting until the end. #comeoncity pic.twitter.com/67x1mMylj8— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) January 29, 2019″It’s the same with the questions about Kevin,” he said. “The team, the way they play – potential, individuals – I don’t change one player of 33 years old [Fernandinho] because three months later they are older. “The team’s potential, the way we play in the individual actions…I don’t expect as a manager to take all decisions and solve our problems. Our problems must be solved collectively.” Benjamin Mendy could become part of that process once more at the weekend. The France left-back suffered swelling in his knee following his return from surgery against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup but is back working with Guardiola’s squad and was set to be assessed after training on Friday. However, the manager has “no idea” when club captain Vincent Kompany will return from his latest calf setback. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ABC. Tom Herman is going to get paid.Houston head coach Tom Herman is likely the hottest coach on the market, with LSU, Oregon and Texas all likely to pursue him in the coming weeks/months.Herman has a pretty nice setup at Houston, so it’s going to take a lot of money to hire him. How much, exactly?ESPN’s Paul Finebaum thinks it could take $8/million-plus a season.“The university of Texas can pony up a lot of money, but they may not be the only ones, this could go eight or nine million (a season), (Nick) Saban money,” Finebaum said during College Football Live on Tuesday. “Whatever Herman’s agent wants, he can get. Houston has no shot. Houston is not in the Big 12. There’s no reason for Herman to stay at Houston, you’re always going to be the outside man looking in.”Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was the highest-paid coach in the country this season, making just north of $9 million/season.[247Sports]
Edgar Davids has insisted Juventus’ current squad, led by record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, cannot be labelled the club’s best ever until they at least reach the Champions League final.The Italian giants finished top of Serie A last season for the eighth year running, ending up a comfortable 11 points clear of nearest rivals Napoli.However, despite last year’s addition of superstar forward Ronaldo to an already star-studded group, Juventus exited both the Champions League and Coppa Italia in the last eight. 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 And Davids, who enjoyed a seven-year spell at the club which saw him win three Serie A crowns, claimed his former side must improve on last season’s showing in Europe in particular if they are to go down as the best in club history. Asked if Ronaldo’s Juventus is the greatest crop of players seen at the Bianconeri through the years, Davids replied: “Did he reach the Champions league final? No. But I hope they can make it next year.”It is becoming an obsession for Juventus. When you want to be the best it has to be an obsession.”Juventus have added free agents Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Gianluigi Buffon, as well as bringing in Merih Demiral and Luca Pellegrini during the close season.Ajax’s in-demand skipper Matthijs de Ligt has been tipped to make the switch to the Allianz Stadium too, following a successful season at the Eredivisie side which saw him lead them to the Champions League semi-finals, knocking out Juventus in the process at the quarter-final stage.De Ligt was not quite able to match Davids, who claimed a Champions League crown with Ajax in 1995, but could find himself on a similar path to the former Netherlands star if he makes the move to Turin.Davids made the move from Ajax to Serie A following that Champions League triumph, first to Milan for a season and then to Juventus midway through the following campaign.However, Davids has his reservations about annointing his countryman De Ligt as one of the best in the game just yet. “He has only played one season at the highest level,” Davids said at the Operazione Nostalgia 2019 event. “I don’t think we have to exaggerate his evaluation.”Juventus have reached the final five times since their last triumph in the Champions League, twice with Davids, and most recently going down 4-1 to Real Madrid in 2017.
Valencia centre-back Jeison Murillo has cut short his stay in La Liga after Sampdoria agreed a deal for the Colombia international.The 27-year-old, who only moved to Mestalla on a permanent basis last year following a loan deal with an obligation to buy from Inter, made only seven appearances across the 2018-19 campaign, split between his parent club and a half-season loan spell with Barcelona.The Colombia international’s limited opportunities saw him lose his place in his nation’s squad following his World Cup exploits in Russia, missing out on selection for this year’s Copa America. 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? Now, he will initially link up with the Serie A outfit on loan before joining for a reported €15m (£13.5m/$16.9m) fee, having agreed to a four-year deal.Initially contracted to Udinese as a teenager, Murillo never made a senior appearance for the Italian team, instead spending the early stages of his career on loan with Cadiz and Las Palmas on loan.He subsequently established himself as a regular for Granada in 2013 before making the move to Inter two years later, on the back of an international breakout performance for Colombia that saw him named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2015 Copa America.He found his chances somewhat reduced in his second season at San Siro, and ultimately sealed a return on an initial loan to Spain to join Valencia, only for that to also falter over the past 12 months.Murillo becomes the latest in a line of off-season recruits at Sampdoria as the club seek to build upon last season’s ninth-place finish.Having lost highly-rated defender Joachim Anderson to Lyon, they have raided fellow domestic rivals Juventus and Udinese among others for goalkeeper Emil Audero and midfielder Jakub Jankto.Valencia meanwhile have effectively swapped goalkeepers with Murillo’s former club Barca bringing Jasper Cillessen on board with Neto heading in the opposite direction.They have also brought on-board Villarreal winger Denis Cheryshev, and have lost striker Simone Zaza to Torino.The La Liga outfit will be one of four Spanish teams competing in the Champions League this coming season after they beat out Getafe and Sevilla by two points to finish fourth.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, who’s transferred out of the Tigers’ program, took his first transfer visit over the weekend.Bryant, who’s expected to have interest from several major programs, visited another ACC team on Saturday afternoon.The Tigers’ former starting QB was spotted at North Carolina’s game on Saturday.Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant visiting UNC today. pic.twitter.com/mMS8Ht1zyc— Jonathan M Alexander (@jonmalexander) October 13, 2018North Carolina and Arkansas have both been mentioned as options for Bryant. He reportedly has a visit scheduled to the Razorbacks’ program later this season.West Virginia is another potential option, per reports.According to Matt Connolly of The State, former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant has interest in #WVU— Schuyler Callihan (@DVNCallihan) October 12, 2018Stay tuned.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two hours before kickoff for Michigan vs. Michigan State, Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush, after an altercation with a few Spartans, attempted to tear up his opponent’s midfield logo with his cleats. After the game, the whole team headed to that same spot to celebrate.Michigan knocked off Michigan State 21-7 on Saturday in a defensive battle that saw the Spartans wind up benching their starting quarterback. The Wolverines, behind a nice performance from Shea Patterson, had just enough offense to get out of East Lansing with the win.After the game, Michigan’s players grabbed the Paul Bunyan Trophy and eventually headed to midfield to celebrate.According to reporters on scene, Michigan State’s players initially guarded midfield. But the Wolverines waited them out.As soon as MSU goes to the locker room, Michigan gathers at midfield and bounces up and down on the Spartan logo. https://t.co/d5oQGBvTTX— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) October 20, 2018Michigan celebrates right on the logo pic.twitter.com/YwpqoONGky— Max Marcovitch (@Max_Marcovitch) October 20, 2018Michigan celebrating on the Spartan logo with Paul Bunyan. pic.twitter.com/LlLUtN1N5a— Brandon Justice (@BrandonBJustice) October 20, 2018In the below clips, you can see Michigan’s players jumping up and down and stomping on the Spartans’ logo.Jim Harbaugh, with his team’s win, now moves to 2-2 against his main in-state rival.Michigan vs. Michigan State is great every year, and the 2019 version is already shaping up to be a great one.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions prepare to take the field against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium on September 16, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State tight end Danny Dalton is one of several Nittany Lions who explored a transfer this offseason. Today, he announced a new destination.Dalton will cap off his career at Boston College. The Marshfield (Mass.) native was once committed to the Eagles for a short time in 2015, before he backed off that pledge and eventually chose PSU.“It’s funny how things come full circle in life, and I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity,” Dalton wrote on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/iyCuuyoRDI— Danny Dalton (@danny_dalton22) January 20, 2019After redshirting in 2016, Dalton didn’t see game action in 2017. He made his debut in 2018, appearing in three games.He caught three passes for 19 yards on the season, including a pair of receptions for 17 yards against Pitt in Week 2.As a graduate transfer, Dalton will be immediately eligible for Boston College this fall. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.Since the end of the season, 11 Penn State players have entered the NCAA’s new transfer portal, by far the highest number in the Big Ten. Entering the portal doesn’t guarantee that a player will transfer, but it allows them to be in contact with other programs.Linebacker Jarvis Miller has announced a transfer to UMass, while Dalton is BC-bound. Safety Isaiah Humphries (Cal), linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden (Charlotte) and offensive tackle offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins (Duquesne) have also revealed their new homes.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide fell short of their ultimate goal last year, but in 2019, it’s fair to say they’ll be back in the national championship picture. Let’s take a look at the 12 games on their slate for the upcoming campaign.Alabama’s non-conference schedule, per usual, will be dissected by college football fans. The Crimson Tide don’t really have a marquee opponent they’ll be playing that doesn’t reside in the SEC.Alabama’s four games out of its league will come against Duke, New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina. The contest against the Blue Devils, which will take place in Atlanta, is the only game of the four that won’t be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium.In the SEC, Alabama will have home games against Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas and LSU. They’ll be on the road against South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and rival Auburn.Here’s a look at the entire slate. It’s not the hardest schedule we’ve seen Alabama take on in recent years:August 31: vs. Duke (in Atlanta)September 7: New Mexico StateSeptember 14: at South CarolinaSeptember 21: Southern MissSeptember 28: Ole MissOctober 5: ByeOctober 12: at Texas A&MOctober 19: TennesseeOctober 26: ArkansasNovember 2: ByeNovember 9: LSUNovember 16: at Mississippi StateNovember 23: Western CarolinaNovember 30: at AuburnIf Alabama can win the SEC West again, it’ll take on the SEC East champion on December 7 in Atlanta.The team’s toughest games, undoubtedly, will come against Texas A&M, LSU and Auburn. If they can survive those three, they’ll likely have a good shot at being back in the College Football Playoff.
B L E S S E D 🙏 pic.twitter.com/dyLrFSNSjo— L8 (@L8thanRansom) June 4, 2019The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Ransom has been compared to Arizona Cardinals defensive back Marcus Williams, according to his 247Sports profile.He is the No. 5 rising senior in the state of Arizona and the fifth-ranked safety in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Ransom is the 72nd-overall recruit in the 2020 class. NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 1: A general view of the game football taken during the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats on October 1, 2005 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners won 43-21. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic four-star safety Lathan Ransom owns more than two dozen scholarship offers. As of today, he is focusing on five schools.Ransom named his top five moments ago on Twitter. He’s down to LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas.Ransom already officially visited LSU and Oklahoma in April and unofficially visited Texas last weekend. He has official visits to Notre Dame and Ohio State coming up this month.For an in-depth breakdown of Ransom’s top five via 247Sports, click here.
Next Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 08:12 IST HIGHLIGHTSWith its narrow-bezels, the Galaxy M10 sports a bigger 6.2-inch LCD display.The Redmi 6 looks dated with its older 18:9 display with uniform but thick bezels.With a bigger 3400mAh battery, the Galaxy M10 can easily last an entire day with moderate usage.Until now, if you had to buy a smartphone for less than Rs 10,000, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 would be our easy pick of the myriad of options from various manufacturers. Xiaomi has been at the forefront for offering a complete value-for-money device in the sub-Rs 10,000 category, often beating the likes of Asus and Motorola. However, Samsung, which is another major name in this segment, has finally come up with a new offering with an aim to capture a major share of the market. Their Galaxy M10 is the most recent addition to their smartphone lineup. With base variant starting at Rs 7,990, it challenges the Redmi 6 with a host of modern features.So, at almost Rs 8,000, how do these two smartphones fare on paper? Let’s find out.Galaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: Design and buildEven before we start, it is evident that the Samsung Galaxy M10 is the more modern looking of the two smartphones. The sleek and curvy design with a narrow-bezel notched display makes it one of the best-looking smartphones in this price range. The waterdrop notch makes for a bigger and immersive 6.2-inch display. There’s no metal or glass body, but the plastic unibody with a glossy finish has been crafted in a way to make it feel more premium. In short, the Galaxy M10 feels like a smartphone above its segment. The Redmi 6, on the other hand, looks dated with its older 18:9 display with uniform but thick bezels. The rear of the phone sports a dual camera setup with a centre-mounted fingerprint sensor – the latter is absent from the Galaxy M10. While the build adheres to Xiaomi’s typically high standards, the overall design feels outdated when compared to Galaxy M10.advertisementGalaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: DisplayWith its narrow-bezels, the Galaxy M10 sports a bigger 6.2-inch LCD display. This is an HD+ display with a wider aspect ratio of 19:9. In our review, the panel has impressed with a great performance – vibrant colours and adequate brightness. The narrow bezels make for a fairly immersive viewing experience. The Redmi 6 with its thick bezels has a 5.4-inch IPS LCD display that renders an image at a resolution of HD+. The panel is impressive though with fairly bright colours and contrasts. When placed side-by-side, both the Redmi 6 and Galaxy M10 hardly differ in screen performance, but the M10’s bigger size is more preferable.Galaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: PerformanceThis is where it gets polarizing. The Galaxy M10 is built around an Exynos 7870 chipset with a choice of either 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage. The Samsung phones run on a custom Samsung Experience 9.5UI built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. For the most part, we found the phone in our review to perform decently in terms of basic smartphone loads such as web browsing, video streaming, texting and others. The UI is optimised well and doesn’t lag or stutter unless you play demanding games such as PUBG MOBILE.The Redmi 6 uses a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which is paired with 3GB RAM as standard and a choice of either 32GB or 64GB storage. As with all Xiaomi smartphones, it runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Redmi 6 is as capable as the Galaxy M10 while used as a daily driver. It will work without any stress with web browsing, video streaming and texting. In benchmarks, the Redmi 6’s Helio P22 chip excels the Samsung’s Exynos 7870 chipset by a tiny margin, but the difference isn’t noticeable.Galaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: CameraThe Galaxy M10 gains a slight advantage over the Redmi 6 in terms of camera performance. The M10 sports a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup while the Redmi 6 sports a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup for the rear. The primary sensor in the M10 has an aperture of F1.9 while the Redmi 6’s unit only has F2.2. Also, the 5-megapixel secondary sensor on the M10 is a wide-angle unit, which gives a completely different perspective to shutterbugs. In real-world situations though, both the phones are comparable. These cameras can be best used in daylight situations with ample light. Low light performance drops drastically.Both the phones feature 5-megapixel selfie cameras, but the Redmi 6 gains a slight advantage with its superior AI portrait mode.Galaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: BatteryWith a bigger 3400mAh battery, the Galaxy M10 can easily last an entire day with moderate usage. The Redmi 6 with its smaller 3000mAh battery will stretch to the end of an entire day if used cautiously. The Galaxy M10 gains an advantage with a 10W fast charging, which the Redmi 6 lacks.advertisementGalaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: Which one should you buy?Both the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Redmi 6 seem similar in the real world but are wildly different in terms of specifications and capabilities. The Galaxy M10 is the easy pick of the two – thanks to its bigger and modern waterdrop notched display, a bigger 3400mAh battery, a well optimised and polished UI and a wide angle camera. However, at Rs 7,990, you only get 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.The Redmi 6 offers 3GB RAM as standard in comparison but seems like an inferior product in many ways. The Helio P22 and the AI camera algorithms are the only reason you should buy the Redmi 6. Rest everywhere, the Galaxy M10 takes the lead by a substantial margin and, is, therefore, our pick in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 6 review: Worthy Redmi 5 successor and one of the best phones under Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10 review: Samsung makes budget phones great againALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max M2 review: Stock Android priced in India at Rs 9,999, Asus M2 packs a punchGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow SamsungFollow MIUIFollow android Galaxy M10 vs Redmi 6: Premium ambitions under Rs 10,000The recently announced Galaxy M10 goes up against the Redmi 6. Both the phones differ highly in terms of features offered – which is the one you should put your money on?advertisement
Neymar lashes out at VAR after Paris St Germain’s Champions League exitParis St Germain won 2-0 away at Manchester United in the first leg and although they were 2-1 down on the night they were going through on aggregate until the stoppage time penalty award gave Manchester United a shock 3-1 win.advertisement Next Reuters ParisMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 12:14 IST Referee Damir Skomina reviews an incident on VAR before awarding a penalty to Manchester United vs PSG (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United won 3-1 away against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions LeagueNeymar lashed out at the VAR system, calling the late penalty decision that led to PSG elimination a “disgrace”Neymar missed both legs of the tie after injuring his foot in JanuaryInjured Paris St Germain striker Neymar lashed out at the video assistant referees (VAR) system on Wednesday, calling the late penalty decision that led to their elimination from the Champions League a “disgrace”.The French champions won 2-0 away at Manchester United in the first leg and although they were 2-1 down on the night they were going through on aggregate until the stoppage time penalty award gave United a shock 3-1 win.The penalty, awarded for handball against Presnel Kimpembe after the referee consulted the VAR, put the English club through on away goals.The decision infuriated Neymar, who watched the match from the stands after returning a few hours earlier from partying at Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival.”This is a disgrace!! And they put four guys there who don’t understand football to look at a slow motion replay … It’s just not possible!!!””How is a guy going to hold his hand behind his back,” he wrote in Portuguese on Instagram, before finishing with an expletive commonly used in Brazil.Neymar missed both legs of the tie after injuring his foot in January.The Brazil captain joined the French club from Barcelona in August 2017 for a world record fee and the Champions League has become the holy grail for him and a club that have spent big to fulfil that goal.However, this latest defeat marked the third time in three years they have failed to make the last eight of the Champions League.Even though Wednesday’s loss was just their third in 51 European games at the Parc des Princes, they have never reached the semi-finals of the continent’s premier club competition.advertisementAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Paris Saint-GermainFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Champions League
Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 19:02 IST Ambati Rayudu took to twitter to express his reaction after being excluded from the Indian World Cup squad. ( Courtesy by BCCI)Ambati Rayudu has ‘ordered 3D glasses’ to watch the World Cup, a day after he was pipped by the ‘three-dimensional’ Vijay Shankar in the Indian squad for the showpiece.All-rounder Shankar was preferred over the 33-year-old Rayudu for the contentious number four spot in India’s World Cup squad.”Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” Rayudu wrote on his twitter handle Tuesday.Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup .. Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019Disappointment knocked on Rayudu’s door when his name was left out of the squad just a few months after captain Virat Kohli had more or less earmarked him for the number four position.”We did give a few more chances to Rayudu but Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions. He can bat, if the conditions are overcast, he can bowl, plus he is a fielder. We are looking at Vijay Shankar as a No. 4,” chief selector MSK Prasad said Tuesday, justifying his selection.Prasad’s view was seconded by former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who called Shankar a ‘very handy cricketer.’On the other hand, in his quest to ramp up his limited-overs game, Rayudu had even given up on white ball cricket but he has struggled to be consistent.Three poor outings against Australia in the five-match ODI home series seemed to have put paid to his hopes. The experienced batsman also could not light up the Indian Premier League in a way he would have liked.advertisementWhile he enjoys an average of 47.05 in 55 ODIs, the three failures against Australia hurt him.The batsman was the team’s number four since Asia Cup last year. Between then and the home series against Australia, Rayudu scored one century and four fifties.A 113-ball 90 in New Zealand earlier this year paved the way for India’s victory after they were tottering at one stage.He played only two ODIs during the tour of Australia, but was the highest run-getter for India in the ODIs on the tour of New Zealand, with 190 runs in five innings at an average of 63.33 and a strike rate of 82.25.But the performances were not enough for him to ensure a ticket to the United Kingdom.Also Read | 3-dimensional Vijay Shankar preferred over Ambati Rayudu for India’s World Cup squadAlso Read | Why focus only on Rishabh Pant? I feel bad for Ambati Rayudu: Gautam GambhirAlso Read | Watch: Vijay Shankar reacts after World Cup 2019 selectionFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Ambati RayuduFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Vijay ShankarFollow MSK Prasad Ordered 3D glasses to watch World Cup: Tweets Rayudu after exclusionA day after the Indian squad was announced for the 2019 World Cup, Ambati Rayudu took to twitter to express his reaction on being excluded from the team. All-rounder Shankar was preferred over Rayudu for the number four spot in India’s World Cup squad.advertisement
Next Indo Asian News Agency New DelhiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 21:26 IST PV Sindhu will lead India at the Sudirman Cup. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSudirman Cup will begin from May 19 in Nanning, ChinaIndia are seeded eighth at the 2019 Sudirman CupIndia has reached the quaterfinals of the tournament in the last editionAce Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and world number 8 men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian team at the 2019 Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, scheduled to be played in Nanning, China from May 19-26.In the last edition at Gold Coast, Australia, India had reached the quarterfinals and have been seeded eighth in this edition. They have been grouped with hosts China and Malaysia in Group D and will need to finish in the top two in the league stage to reach the knockout stage.India had defeated Malaysia in the mixed team format to win the Commonwealth Games gold in Gold Coast last year and the absence of former world number one Lee Chong Wei should come as good news to the Indian contingent.The 13-member Indian contingent also comprises of in-form Sameer Verma and will see the return of doubles star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who was out of action due to an injury along with Chirag Shetty.India squad:Men: Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Manu Atri, B Sumeeth Reddy and Pranaav Jerry ChopraWomen: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy, Poorvisha S Ram and J MeghanaAlso Read | Saina Nehwal eyes second title of season at New Zealand OpenAlso Read | Lakshya Sen enters main draw of New Zealand OpenAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow PV SindhuFollow Kidambi SrikanthFollow Surdiman CupFollow London Olympics PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth to lead India at Sudirman CupIndia are grouped along hosts China and Malaysia in Group D and will need to finish in the top two in the league stage to reach the knockout stage of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship.advertisement
Next World Cup 2019: Michael Clarke backs MS Dhoni to stay focussed despite gloves rowMS Dhoni will be least bothered about the controversy surrounding his gloves when he takes the field for India against Australia in London, World Cup-winning former Australia captain, Michael Clarke said.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 15:05 IST Michael Clarke backs MS Dhoni to stay focussed despite gloves row. ( AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHe wouldn’t have read an article about him, he’s hardly ever on social media: ClarkeMS Dhoni is part of India’s playing XI for big match vs AustraliaRohit Sharma also said India players weren’t aware of the gloves controversyFormer Australia captain Michael Clarke has said MS Dhoni will be least bothered by the off-field controversy surrounding his wicketkeeping gloves with Army Insignia when the veteran takes the field during India’s much-anticipated clash against Australia.Dhoni was spotted sporting a pair of gloves with a “Balidaan Badge” during India’s World Cup 2019 opener vs South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday.After the International Cricket Council asked the Insignia to be removed from Dhoni’s gloves, a section of Inidan fans created a stir while backing the World Cup-winning former captain.Nationalistic debates dominated the narrative in the lead up to the big India-Australia clash in London but Clarke believes Dhoni wouldn’t even be aware of the controversy.Speaking to India Today from London, Michael Clarke said: “I wish it bothered. He will be as focussed as ever. He wouldn’t have read an article about him, he’s hardly ever on social media. He couldn’t care less.”Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, speaking to the press on the eve of the big clash between the former champions, said he wasn’t aware of the Dhoni gloves row.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had written to the ICC to reconsider its directive on Dhoni’s gloves but the apex body of world cricket stuck to its decision and asked the India wicketkeeper-batsman to take off the Insignia.”I have no idea about it at all. I am not the captain I don’t know what is happening with that and have nothing to say about it. Let’s see what happens tomorrow,” Rohit told reporters.advertisementIndia Today reported that MS Dhoni and the team management were ready to play it by the rules. According to the ICC rules, equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.India on Sunday won the toss against Australia and opted to bat at The Oval in London. On what seemed a dry wicket, India have gone with an unchanged XI, retaining their two wrist-spinners in the playing XI.Also Read | Had to convince everyone in team to let me bat at three, says Shakib Al HasanAlso Read | Rashid Khan should be fully fit for South Africa clash: Gulbadin NaibAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Michael ClarkeFollow MS Dhoni gloves
Next Reuters LeedsJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 10:23 IST Hardik Pandya is the fifth-bowler at the World Cup 2019 and has been playing really well (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya has taken 8 wickets from 7 matches so far for Team IndiaHardik took 3 for 60 in Tuesday’s victory against BangladeshThe all-rounder has bowled his full 10 overs vs Australia, Afghanistan, England and BangladeshFor someone as flamboyant off the pitch as on it, it is fitting that Hardik Pandya’s transformation into India’s reliable fifth bowler has been nothing less than spectacular at this year’s Cricket World Cup.The 25-year-old, known for his flash clothes and love for bling, arrived in England with many wondering if he was good enough for the fifth bowler’s job in his maiden World Cup.The seam-bowling all-rounder has since effortlessly dispelled any shred of doubt with a string of stellar performances with the ball.He bowled his full 10 overs against Australia, Afghanistan, England and Bangladesh. India’s opening fixture against South Africa was the only match where the opposition lasted 50 overs and Pandya did not complete his quota.He now inspires so much confidence in Virat Kohli that the India captain went with only five bowlers in Tuesday’s victory against Bangladesh which secured their place in the semi-finals.”We experienced that Hardik, when put under pressure has, come back really well in this tournament…” Kohli said of what prompted his “gamble” with the bowling attack.”He finds a way to contain the runs and get you wickets. He’s really looking forward to do stuff for the team, that’s really helping his cricket.”Pandya claimed 3-60 on Tuesday and his victims included Bangladesh talisman Shakib Al Hasan, who top-scored for his side with 66, and Liton Das, who he dismissed with a trademark short ball.WISER PANDYAThe all-rounder has fine-tuned his bowling and appears to have returned wiser from a brief suspension earlier this year for his comments about women on a television show in January.advertisementKohli suggested that underneath Pandya’s casual exterior lies a cerebral cricketer who draws from his experience as an all-rounder to outwit batsmen.”When he comes to bowl, he thinks like a batsman,” Kohli said. “He actually wants the ball under pressure because he thinks like a batter, so he can check their body language and know what to bowl and when. He’s bowling really well for us.”Bowling coach Bharat Arun had earlier explained how much Pandya had evolved to fit the fifth bowler’s role.”It was a big challenge for him to bowl those 10 overs, and he realised that to be able to bowl those 10 overs I need to develop a certain armoury in my bowling’,” Arun said in Manchester last month.”And that’s what he’s worked on. He’s worked on his slow balls, his slow bouncers, and he’s also worked on perfecting his bouncers.””All these put together have given him the confidence to go through those 10 overs.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finalsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson rues lack of partnerships on difficult wicket after England lossAlso 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow fifth-bowler Hardik Pandya has come back really well when put under pressure in this World Cup: Virat KohliHardik Pandya has fine-tuned his bowling and appears to have returned wiser from a brief suspension earlier this year for his comments about women on a television show in January.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service LeedsJuly 5, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 21:59 IST Dinesh Karthik made his World Cup debut against Bangladesh. (AP Photo)India have already qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, but Dinesh Karthik believes the Men in Blue would love to fine-tune their skills when they take on Sri Lanka at the Headingley Cricket Stadium on Saturday.”I think at the end of the day a few of the batters would want to have a good hit. Even for the bowlers, for that matter, it’s important that they work on the things that they want to do. I think there is scope for improvement in all aspects of our game.”I think we’ve been playing a good tournament, but I’m sure that personally each player would have some boxes to tick and I think we’ll all be looking to do that,” Karthik pointed out.Karthik added that the team was not looking beyond the Lanka game at the moment. “Look, first up is Sri Lanka. I think there are a few things a few players would want to achieve personally and as a team as well. We’d definitely want to play the best game that we can.Also Read | What happened last time India met Sri Lanka in World Cup?Also Read | India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja likely to play at LeedsBut talks of the semifinal are bound to happen and Karthik said that all the teams are strong and looking in fine form.”Look, to be very honest, it’s a World Cup semifinal, so I think all the other three teams, apart from India, will look forward to that game. It’s hard for me to say which team will be a threat. But on any given day any team can stand up. And that’s the beauty of a tournament like World Cup, because once you hit the semifinal mark, it’s just that one day, and you’ve got to make sure you stand up on that day.advertisement”We’re really looking forward to it as a team. At the same time, I think we have a game to play in Leeds. We’ll do the best we can tomorrow,” he said.Asked if any of the boys will be rested considering that the Indians have already qualified, Karthik said: “To be very honest, I don’t know. I don’t know what team management is thinking. So obviously that call will be taken by the coach and the captain. Until now I have no clue what they’ve decided on the team yet.”While the England-Pakistan series before the showpiece event saw the players score beyond 300 at will, the same cannot be said of the matches in the World Cup and Karthik said the pressure of performing on the big stage is always there as are the conditions which have helped bowlers.”I think it’s a bit of both. When you’re batting first, it’s about seeing through the initial phase when the ball is new and then you have the ability to decide what the par score is and try and get there. When you’re batting, I think the wicket changes a bit, becomes slightly slower and helps the spinners a little bit.”For a lot of the teams, they’re bowling cross-seam and the wicket has been a little up-and-down as well. It’s not been that easy to execute shots. Also, this is a World Cup, so obviously there’s a bit of scoreboard pressure. I think a lot of teams have fallen prey to that as well,” he explained.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sri Lanka vs IndiaFollow Dinesh Karthik World Cup 2019: Each player would have some boxes to tick against Sri Lanka, says Dinesh KarthikIndia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka will look to finish their campaign on a high when they take on India in their final match at Headingley on Saturday.advertisement Next
Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 16:15 IST This tiny motor can ‘walk’ to perform and assemble complex tasks: MITA team of US researchers has developed a tiny “walking” motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine.The mobile motor could pave the way for robots to assemble complex structures — including other robots, said the team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).These tiny robots to work in confined spaces”One emerging application is to make tiny robots that can work in confined spaces,” said Professor Neil Gershenfeld.Langford’s initial motor has an ant-like ability to lift seven times its own weight.About this novel motorThe team assembled the novel motor that moves an appendage in discrete mechanical steps, which can be used to turn a gear wheel, and a mobile form of the motor that turns those steps into locomotion, allowing it to “walk” across a surface in a way that is reminiscent of the molecular motors that move muscles.These parts could also be assembled into hands for gripping, or legs for walking, as needed for a particular task, and then later reassembled as those needs change.The ‘digital materials’Gershenfeld refered to them as “digital materials,” discrete parts that can be reversibly joined, forming a kind of functional micro-LEGO.To build in the “brains,” Langford has added part types that contain millimeter-sized integrated circuits, along with a few other part types to take care of connecting electrical signals in three dimensions.The work was set to be presented at the ongoing “International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales” (MARSS) in Helsinki, Finland.advertisementRead: Education Budget 2019: National Sports Education Board to be set up under Khelo IndiaRead: New IIT-Guwahati Director T. G. Sitharam plans extension centres in NortheastGet 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 byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow RobotsFollow MIT This tiny motor can ‘walk’ to perform and assemble complex tasks: MITLangford’s initial motor has an ant-like ability to lift seven times its own weight.advertisement