Everton, Crystal Palace move for Valencia striker Michy Batshuayiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia striker Michy Batshuayi is being offered a return to England.On-loan at Valencia from Chelsea for the season, Batshuayi has been told coach Marcelino wants him to cut short his loan this month.The Belgium international would prefer to stay, though the Guardian says two Premier League clubs are now in contact about bringing him back to England.Everton and Crystal Palace are both keen, while Olympique Marseille are also watching developments.For their part, Valencia want to move on Batshuayi to free up a loan slot for Marcelino’s squad. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Scouse tough to understandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he struggles to understand the Scouse accent.The 26-year-old says he finds it easier to understand his foreign team-mates when they speak English than the native Brits.He told the Daily Star: “The British accent is hard for me to understand. In Brazil, we’re used to hearing American-English.“It’s been easier to understand my non-English teammates speaking English than the local ones.“Hopefully, I can improve my vocabulary.”Accents aside, Alisson says he’s “comfortable and happy” with his new life in Liverpool, with his wife Natalia.He said: “It’s been easier to adapt to England than it was moving from Brazil to Italy, probably because I’m more mature and experienced now.“Signing for Liverpool was a huge step forward in my career and I’m really proud to be here.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Garner on target as Man Utd beat Lincoln in EFL Trophyby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Garner helped Manchester United to victory over Lincoln City in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.It was United’s second consecutive win in the competition after beating Rotherham in the opening game.Neil Wood fielded a back four with the average age of 17.5 years, but it didn’t matter as Garner’s first-half strike was enough to seal victory.United also struck the woodwork on two occasions against the League One Club. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Art Briles is no longer the head coach at Baylor, and if the latest report by Joe Schad is true, it looks like some of his assistants may be out soon too. Schad, formerly of ESPN, posted a long note to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, reporting that a former Baylor student named Dolores Lozano claims she was assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin and that both Briles and assistant Jeff Lebby knew about it. She even alleges that she and Lebby exchanged texts about the situation. She says that she brought allegations to the Waco Police, but Chafin was allowed to continue playing. She says the school never had a formal hearing either.Schad also reports details of the alleged assault and includes photos of the injuries Lozano reportedly suffered from the incident. Here is a photo provided to me by former Baylor student Dolores Lozano pic.twitter.com/lHAwUnI0g3— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016The fallout at Baylor does not appear to be over just yet. Obviously, this is awful. Expect more repercussions here.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not concerned by the prospect of Robert Lewandowski being Bayern Munich’s only recognised out-and-out striker for the remainder of the season.Bayern sanctioned the sale of Sandro Wagner on Wednesday, just a year on from his arrival from Hoffenheim, after the Germany international received a lucrative offer from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda.Speaking after the transfer was confirmed, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic stated: “Sandro Wagner came up to us and asked for a release from his contract. He has a very attractive offer from China and we have met his request. 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? “We expressly thank Sandro for spending time with FC Bayern and wish him all the best and much success for his future in China.”With Bayern trailing leaders Borussia Dortmund by six points in the Bundesliga table, and still competing in the DFB-Pokal and Champions League, the decision to sell without drafting in a replacement came as a surprise to some.But Bayern chairman Rummenigge is confident the likes of Thomas Muller or Serge Gnabry could fill the void should something happen to Lewandowski.”Sandro asked [to leave] because he had an offer from China with an incredibly high salary,” Rummenigge told reporters.”We discussed that with the coach and Niko Kovac thought that with Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry, in case of doubt, we have alternatives.”But Robert Lewandowski has never been injured at Bayern Munich since 2014.”Rummenigge also accepted Bayern face a tough task to hunt down a Dortmund side who have lost just once in the league this season.”Borussia Dortmund are playing a very good and very stable season,” he added. “Catching them up there again will be very difficult, but we will work to keep the tension at the top alive.”
Liverpool are determined to build on their Champions League triumph and land more major silverware in 2019-20, says Andy Robertson.The Reds had gone seven years without lifting a trophy before wrapping up a memorable European success in Madrid.Jurgen Klopp’s side, on the back of three previous final defeats under their German coach, made amends for narrowly missing out on the Premier League title by claiming a continental crown. 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? Those on the books at Anfield now have a taste of that winning feeling and are eager to compete across multiple fronts again next term – with two more honours up for grabs on their schedule.“We have got massive games from the off: Manchester City at Wembley in the Community Shield,” Robertson told the club’s official website.“Of course it’s the game just before the season starts but you’re still playing in a massive stadium against one of your biggest rivals. Then we’ve got Chelsea in the Super Cup.“The biggest one is Norwich for getting the Premier League off to a good start in front of our home fans for the first time since we won the Champions League. That’s what we’ve got to use as motivation now – the winning feeling we had.“Last season was completely different, we used the disappointment and heartbreak of losing as motivation to not be in that position again. That’s probably why we had so many last-minute winners, big comebacks and things like that.“This season we need to use that feeling of being on that bus and lifting that trophy to drive us forward. We want more of that feeling. That’ll be in all our minds for the season ahead.”Robertson contributed significantly to Liverpool’s cause in 2018-19, registering 13 assists across his Premier League and Champions League outings.His efforts were complemented by those on the opposite flank of Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the pair of buccaneering full-backs ready to rekindle their personal battle for posting the best numbers.Robertson added when asked if the pair will be staging another assist competition: “We’ve had a brief discussion over it. We’ll set it up again.“Probably too much was made of it but for me and Trent it brought the best out of us, the numbers we both produced. Near the back end of the season he was unbelievable with the numbers he produced.“I feel it brought the best out of both of us. If we can do that and get similar numbers this season, of course it helps the team. That’s what both of us want to do.“But first and foremost we want to just put in the same performances we put in last season and try to kick on even further.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the 2018 class has announced a new commitment. It’s a big one.Ale Kaho, a five-star linebacker in the 2018 class, had been committed to Washington, however, he’s gotten out of his pledge to the Huskies and chosen a new program.The five-star recruit was released from his national letter of intent earlier this week. According to 247Sports, he’s decided on a commitment.Kaho has committed to Alabama.From 247Sports:The former five-star linebacker from Reno, Nev., was released from his national letter of intent with Washington on Monday and a source close to the situation has informed 247Sports that Alabama will be the landing spot. It is expected that Kaho, the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports rankings, will depart for Tuscaloosa as early as Wednesday night.The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect was a longtime commit to Brigham Young during the recruiting process before flipping his commitment to the Huskies just prior to the early signing period last December. He signed with Washington last year and arrived in Seattle this summer, but never enrolled while wrapping up required coursework. Huskies head coach Chris Petersen cited “personal reasons” for the release of the program’s highest-rated incoming freshman.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker is ranked the No. 21 overall recruit in the 2018 class by 247Sports.
STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A college football player has been suspended by his program for endangering the life of an animal. According to a report, Mississippi State indefinitely suspended offensive lineman Michael Story as a result of the charges.Brett Hudson of The Commercial Dispatch wrote the suspension is a result of Story mistreating a dog. According to the report, police arrested Story on a misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to a cat or dog.Story allegedly locked his dog in his apartment with no food or water.Here are the details from the report.In the complaint, the accuser, whose name is redacted, said Story “shut Kodak the Great Dane in the back room of his apartment and did not feed or water Kodak the Great Dane since Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, until Aug. 18, 2018. Mr. Story then stated at a later time that Kodak the Great Dane had been in the bedroom of the apartment for roughly a week’s time.”New head coach Joe Moorhead wasted no time in suspending Story.The junior offensive lineman has been working with the second-team. He started two games for the Bulldogs as a freshman, but hasn’t stared for the program since.
NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 07: Fullback Dimitri Flowers #36 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Iowa State defeated Oklahoma 38-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s football program announced some devastating injury news this evening. The Sooners’ star running back, Rodney Anderson, is out for the season.Anderson suffered an injury in the Sooners’ Week 2 victory over UCLA on Saturday afternoon.Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced tonight that Anderson is out for the year.Coach Riley announces Anderson will miss remainder of the season.Release: https://t.co/OuArAvxIEj pic.twitter.com/X2m0LB0pV5— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 10, 2018From Oklahoma:University of Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley announced Sunday evening that preseason All-Big 12 running back Rodney Anderson will miss the rest of the 2018 season due to a knee injury sustained in the second quarter of OU’s 49-21 win over UCLA on Saturday.“We’re heartbroken for him,” said Riley of Anderson. “He’s overcome so much in his career, and if anybody can do it again it’s Rodney.“He’s played a lot of great football and has a lot more ahead of him. He’s just a tremendous person and player and we’ll miss him on the field. But we know he’ll be with us every step of the way as a team captain, and that other players will step up in his place.”Anderson seemed primed for a huge year. It’s a major loss for the Sooners.
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tom Herman’s wife, Michelle Herman, unfortunately found her name in the headlines this week thanks to former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith.Smith, who coached with Herman at Ohio State, made some serious accusations against the Herman family during a lengthy Twitter rant.The former Buckeyes’ head coach accused the Hermans of several things, including helping Brett McMurphy break his domestic violence stories.Texas’ head coach appeared to respond to Smith’s accusations with an “OK. Cool. #HookEm” text message that has gone super viral.Mrs. Herman doesn’t seem to be afraid of any of the talk.Check out what she’s wearing to tonight’s game:Gameday ready! Thanks @NNVaughns for the t-shirt. Don’t forget a portion of the proceeds are being donated to Woman Called Moses @wcmcares ?? pic.twitter.com/23o43KJkDF— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) November 17, 2018Michelle Herman also changed her Twitter bio to the following:Well played, Mrs. Herman.
From the report:Tyler Jones, 22, of 1455 Sycamore Place, Mandeville; Daryl Lally, 21, of 59194 Pine Bay Lane, Lacombe; and Robert Nicklas, 22, of 3424 Cove Court, Mandeville, were each booked on a count of theft of a motor vehicle in the incident, according to booking documents.Security footage showed the three men taking the vehicle from the locker room and driving it down North Stadium Drive to the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse at 2:36 a.m., according to an arrest report.About 10 minutes later, the report says, officers spotted the three men in the vehicle near the intersection of Dalrymple Drive and Cypress Drive and two of them attempted to quickly leave the scene.The vehicle is reportedly worth a little more than $10,000.It’s unclear, according to the report, if the three men are actively enrolled at LSU. BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Three men have reportedly been arrested for allegedly stealing something from a major college football program’s locker room. The men were reportedly arrested on campus.The arrest reportedly came after three men stole a John Deere utility vehicle from LSU’s locker room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.The three men reportedly took the tractor out of LSU’s locker room and drove it around campus.Security footage shows the men taking the vehicle from the locker room and driving it down North Stadium Drive to the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse at 2:36 a.m., according to their arrest reports. https://t.co/4Tepuenkg8— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) February 24, 2019
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns is tackled by Brenton Cox #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It has been a tough off-season for Georgia football, at least in the arrest department. Two more Georgia Bulldogs were arrested today, upping the total to six in recent weeks.This go-around, it is a pair of UGA linebackers. Robert Beal and Brenton Cox were taken in on a marijuana charge.The pair was released on bond less than an hour after being arrested. From Rivals:The pair were arrested by UGA police at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday with less than an ounce of marijuana, according to the online log.Cox posted a $1,000 bond at 4:08 p.m., with Beal doing the same at 4:21.Neither player was at practice today.Robert Beal and Brenton Cox are the fifth and sixth Georgia football players arrested in the last five weeks.Safety Latavious Brini was taken in in late February on a simple battery charge. He allegedly slapped a man in downtown Athens.Jaden Hunter, a position-mate of Beal and Cox, was arrested for driving with a suspended license on March 20.On March 24, Tyler Simmons and Tyrique Stevenson were reportedly involved in a bar fight in Athens. The pair were the third and fourth arrests in this string.After that latest incident, head coach Kirby Smart expressed his displeasure with the rash of arrests.“My concerns are the decisions that are made to put yourself in that situation,” Smart said. “When you go downtown you’ve got to behave. You’ve got to act the right way and be law-abiding citizens. That’s the expectations we have for our players, and to be honest with you, most of our guys do that.Now, he has two more players to deal with this spring.[Rivals]
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers throws a pass during the first half of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Texas have kicked off at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin and, boy, it’s going to be a chippy one.Tigers and Longhorns players got into it on the field about 30 minutes before kickoff, with LSU players intentionally going to the sideline to drink Texas’ water.It wasn’t just the players who got feisty before the game, though.Joe Burrow’s dad, Jim Burrow, had a little taunt for Texas. The longtime college football coach at Ohio University did the “Horns Down” sign:Jim Burrow (LSU QB Joe Burrow’s dad) just did the horns down during the pregame. This game is going to be crazy. pic.twitter.com/6qkB74Buit— Lawrence Smelser (@LawrenceSmelser) September 7, 2019This is going to be a fun one.LSU and Texas are a couple of minutes into their game. It’s 0-0 with about 11 minutes left in the first quarter.The game is on ABC.
Hyderabad ODI: Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni power India to 6-wicket win over AustraliaBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46). Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni’s partnership helped India reach the target of 237 with 8 balls to spare in Hyderabad.advertisement Rohan Sen HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 21:48 IST Kedar Jadhav top-scored for India as the hosts beat Australia by 6 wickets (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match seriesMS Dhoni made 59 not out, while Kedar Jadhav top-scored with an unbeaten 81Dhoni and Jadhav were involved in a 141-run unbroken partnership for the fifth-wicketBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46) Full Scorecard | HighlightsMS Dhoni produced yet another match-winning performance on Saturday as he led India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international in Hyderabad. Dhoni was ably supported by Kedar Jadhav in the run chase of 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.India rode on Dhoni’s unebeaten 59 and Jadhav’s 81 not out to reach the target of 237 in 48.2 overs after they restricted the Aussies to 236 for 7 in the first innings.Dhoni and Jadhav stitched a 141-run partnership for the fifth-wicket off 149 balls to anchor the run-chase which had turned a bit tricky for the hosts after they lost the wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu in quick succession early on.Rohit and Kohli gave India a solid start with their 76-run partnership after Nathan Coulter-Nile removed Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck in the second over. Kohli made 44 while Rohit scored 37.100-run partnership between @JadhavKedar & @msdhoni #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/AqYhv8U9QzBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019But their departure and Rayudu’s failure to play a big innings shifted the pressure back on India when Jadhav joined Dhoni in the middle with the score reading 99 for 4.But Dhoni’s calming influence combined with Jadhav’s attacking play worked out perfectly for the hosts as they cruised to the target in the end.Kedar Jadhav continues with his lucky charm…. India have won 44 ODIs out of the 55 in which Jadhav has been a part of the ODI team. That’s 80% win record – highest for any player in ODIs with 50+ appearances. #INDvAUS @sagarcasmadvertisementRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) March 2, 2019During his knock Dhoni, who is averaging over 141 in ODIs this year, also went past Rohit Sharma to as the batsmen with the most sixes in the 50-over format for India. Dhoni now has 216 sixes in ODIs while Rohit has 215, followed by Sachin Tendulkar with 195 sixes.MS Dhoni finishes it off in style.Kedar Jadhav (81*) and MS Dhoni (59*) hit half-centuries as #TeamIndia win by 6 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/HHA7FfEDjZBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019Earlier, a superb bowling effort from India saw them restrict Australia to a below-par total after being asked to field by Aaron Finch.Pacer Mohammed Shami led the attack with figures of 2 for 44 in 10 overs while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 46 in 10 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (1 for 31) made up for a rare off-day by Jasprit Bumrah, who picked up 2 wickets for 60 in 10 overs.Usman Khawaja (50) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored the runs for the visitors but never looked in full flow as the Indian attack displayed its versatility.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIsAlso Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow MS DhoniFollow Kedar JadhavFollow 1st ODIFollow Hyderabad
commentary Rajarshi Gupta CardiffJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 19:31 IST New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Matt Henry picked up 3 for 29 as he helped New Zealand begin their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign with a massive win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff on Saturday Ferguson (3 for 21) and Henry (3 for 29) starred with the ball for New Zealand Guptill and Munro hit aggressive fifties as New Zealand cruised away to victoryMatt Henry and Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets apiece before Martin Guptill and Colin Munro shared a 137-run opening stand to set up a 10-wicket win for New Zealand in their opening World Cup 2019 match against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.Sri Lanka became the 2nd Asian team to be blown away by pace in 2 days at the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Pakistan crashed to a 7-wicket defeat against West Indies on Friday. Apart from skipper Dimuth Karunaratne who became the 2nd batsman in World Cup history to carry his bat through, none of the other Sri Lankan batsmen looked like even putting up a fight.New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: HighlightsDimuth Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 52 out of Sri Lanka’s total of 136 in 29.2 overs, Kusal Perera made 29 while Thisara Perera chipped in with quick 27 to ensure Sri Lanka crossed 100. Sri Lanka’s lack of preparation to deal with conditions in England showed from the way they reacted to some incisive fast bowling from Henry, Trent Boult, Fergusson and Colin de Grandhomme.After Kane Williamson won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat, New Zealand’s bowlers produced an outstanding performance. All of the Kiwi bowlers were among the wickets. While Henry and Ferguson picked 3 for 29 and 2 for 21 respectively, Boult, de Grandhomme, Neesham and Santner picked 1 wicket each to set up a huge win for the Black Caps.Chasing a modest 137, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro came out all guns blazing against Sri Lanka’s hapless new ball attack. Guptil got to his 50 earlier than Munro but both men were utterly destructive and matched each other shot for shot. West Indies took a little less than 3-and-a-half hours to steamroll Pakistan on Friday and New Zealand, a day later, did not take much longer to condemn Sri Lanka to a humiliating defeat.advertisementNew Zealand had reached the final of the 2015 World Cup and on Saturday in their first game of the 2019 World Cup, showed why they are such a dangerous ODI side.Sri Lanka will next face Afghanistan on June 4 New Zealand take on Bangladesh on June 5.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum makes match-by-match prediction. Mark Waugh disagrees about India chancesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Archer must be licking his lips after watching Pakistan collapse, says WaqarAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow New Zealand cricket teamFollow Sri LankaFollow ICC Cricket World CupFollow Matt HenryFollow Lockie FergusonFollow Martin GuptillFollow Colin MunroFollow CardiffFollow Live cricket score view more view less scorecard World Cup 2019: New Zealand smash listless Sri Lanka in CardiffWorld Cup 2019: Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro starred in an emphatic win for New Zealand over Sri Lanka in their first match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday. No data available! graphs advertisement
Honor 20 goes on sale in India: Price, specs, buyback offer and should you buy itThe Honor 20 is now on sale in India for the first time and can be purchased on Flipkart for Rs 32,999. At this price, the Honor 20 offers a punch-hole display, Kirin 980 chipset and quad cameras, among other things.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 09:15 IST HIGHLIGHTSHonor 20 price in India is set at Rs 32,999 and is on sale on Flipkart.Honor is offering a 90 per cent Buyback Guarantee on returning the Honor 20 in 3 months.The Honor 20 sports a punch-hole display and is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset.The Honor 20 (Review) is finally on sale in India and can be purchased on Flipkart. The Honor 20 was launched alongside the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20i earlier this month as part of the Honor 20 series. The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro in particular are flagship products that come with punch-hole displays, glass designs, flagship processors and quad cameras, among other things.The Honor 20 price has been set at Rs 32,999, which is similar to the price of the OnePlus 7. The Honor 20 is on sale on Flipkart where you can also avail some interesting offers. The biggest offer the 90 per cent Buyback Guarantee that promises to give you back Rs 29,700 if you return the product or exchange it within 3 months.Honor 20 specificationsThe Honor 20 shares a lot of the same features as the Honor 20 Pro. It gets a 6.26-inch AllView punch-hole display on the front with narrow bezels all around. The rear glass panel gets a unique holographic design and comes in two finishes – Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.Honor’s newest flagship is powered by a 7nm-based Kirin 980 AI chipset with Dual-NPU. The Honor 20 is offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The quad camera setup on the back includes a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the Honor 20 sports a 32MP selfie camera.The Honor 20 houses a 3,750mAh battery and supports 22.5W fast charging. It ships with Android 9 Pie with Magic UI 2.1 on top.advertisementShould you buy the Honor 20?We reviewed the Honor 20 and found it to be one of the best affordable flagships out there. With a price similar to the OnePlus 7, the Honor 20 offers a standout design that is compact, premium and elegant. It also offers a blazing fast performance and terrific battery life thanks to a power-efficient Kirin 980 chipset.The Honor 20 also impresses with its versatile quad camera system that allows the user to shoot detailed photos using the primary camera, wide-angle landscape shots and up-close macro shots, among other things. Honor has also promised regular security updates for the Honor 20 despite the ongoing Huawei troubles in the US.Honor’s latest flagship is a fantastic alternative to the OnePlus 7, but the latter does offer some benefits as well. The OnePlus 7 offers a cleaner Android Pie software which is assured to get regular updates and Android Q in the future as well as a rich and vivid AMOLED display.ALSO READ | Honor 20 review: The almost perfect smartphoneGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Honor 20Follow Honor
Next India vs New Zealand, Manchester Weather Forecast Live: Play suspended due to rain, match moves to reserve dayIndia vs New Zealand, Manchester Weather Forecast: India vs New Zealand semi-final match has been shifted to reserve day after heavy rain suspended today’s play.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 23:04 IST India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final Manchester Weather Today Forecast for July 9 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLight spells of rain is forecast for Tuesday in ManchesterIndia take on New Zealand in World Cup 2019 semi-final at Old TraffordICC has a reserve day for semi-finals and final of World Cup 2019India take on New Zealand in the big semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday, June 9. “Manchester weather today” is among the most searched keywords as it has been overcast in the city since the morning. Keep in mind, the ICC has a reserve day in case the match gets washed out on Tuesday. However, there are no predictions for heavy rain at Old Trafford.India qualified for the semi-final after finishing the league stages at the top of the World Cup 2019 points table. On the other hand, New Zealand finished 4th after being tied on points with 5th-placed Pakistan, thanks to their better net run rate. All eyes on the Manchester weather today as rain is predicted during the 2nd half of the semi-final.India are starting as favourites, considering their run to the finals of World Cup 2019. Virat Kohli’s men have been able to mask their shortcomings wonderfully well and have been clinical, more often than not. Barring the loss to England at Edgbaston, India have been spotless in the tournament.On the other hand, New Zealand are heading into the semi-final on the back of 3 loses on the bounce. Kane Williamson’s men need to step up if they are to test India in the big semi-final.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Weather Updates from Manchester11:00 pm IST: New Zealand (211/5 in 46.1 overs) vs India match to resume on Reserve Day (Wednesday) after rain stopped play on Tuesday9:40 pm IST: Rain has gotten heavier in Manchester, chances of the match resuming tonight is diminshing with each passing minute. Seems like players will have to complete the game tomorrow. But then again, the forecast for Wednesday isn’t that great either.advertisement9:03 pm IST: If it is a 20 over game now, the target would be 148. If, however, it becomes a 46 over game and India bat 20 overs, the target then will actually be just about 60-70 for no loss.8:57 pm IST: Drizzle is light enough for groundsmen to not wear raincoats. Drying work could start soon.8:33 pm IST: According to reports, heavy rain has reduced to a slight drizzle and we have started losing overs now.8:00 pm IST: Heavy rain is still on and as the things stand now, the match referee will try that we get a result today. It will be his call on whether a 20-over chase for India is possible. Also, if the referee decides for a 20-over chase today and then rain stops play, tomorrow also the match will resume with a 20-over chase.Information – In the event of poor weather for example, steps will be taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 min.BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 20197:26 pm IST: Doesn’t look like it is going to stop any sooner in Manchester as the weather is turning worse.The forecast has taken a turn for the worse, sadly. You can make up time upto two hours and all effort will be made to get a result today. Only goes into tomorrow if it isn’t possible to end the game today.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 20196:40 pm IST: What happens if India vs New Zealand 1st semi-final gets affected by rain6:38 pm IST: The officials can wait for 2 hours before starting to reduce overs. However, we have a reserve day for the semi-final between India and New Zealand. Every effort will be done to complete the match today. If they are unable to do it, the match will resume from the postition at the end of Tuesday’s play.6:30 pm IST: It’s started to drizzle in Manchester. The covers have come on. So are the umbrellas in the crowd. India would have loved to continue. They were on top with New Zealand reeling at 211 for 6 in 46.1 overs.Bad newsThe rain has increased, and the teams have had to leave the field.New Zealand: 211/5 (46.1 overs)#INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Q0sPZPkhRmCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 20196:09 pm IST: The groundsmen are getting ready as it has started drizzling. The fans have also taken their umbrellas out.5:38 pm IST: India vs New Zealand could get rain interruptions as according to AccuWeather, there is a prediction of rain in the next 35 minutes. Screen grab from Accuweather4:03 pm IST: Cloudy weather in Manchester but no rain so far. As India bowlers keep it tight in the first powerplay with the wicket of Martin Guptill.advertisement1:05 pm IST: It’s looking overcast in Manchester. There’s no rain at the moment and that’s good news. However, there is rain interruption predicted at 3 pm BST (7:30 PM IST) at Old Trafford.11:40 am IST: Latest update from Manchester. It’s been cloudy since the morning but no rain so far. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. We’re less than 200 minutes away from the start of the Manchester match.9 am IST: A cloudy morning is expected in Manchester as India and New Zealand gear up for the big semi-final at the iconic Old Trafford.New-ball bowlers will love the clouds hanging over Old Trafford.Light spells of shower are expected to begin from 12 pm BST (5:30 pm IST) while a burst of heavy rain is predicted for 3 pm BST (7:30 pm IST). Keep in mind, the semi-final between India and New Zealand starts at 10:30 am BST (3 pm IST).Manchester weather forecast for Tuesday, July 9″Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, especially across parts of Cumbria and north Lancashire during the morning. The rain becoming light and patchy during the afternoon. Brighter spells developing further south, where it’ll feel warm and humid. Maximum temperature 21 °C,” according to the Met Office. AccuWeather prediction for July 9 in Manchester Notably, India’s group-stage match against New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out without a ball being bowled due to rain.In case of another washout on Tuesday, the two teams will play the semi-final on Wednesday — the reserve day for semi-final 1.If Wednesday’s game is also washed out, then India, with more points in the group stages than New Zealand, will progress to the final.The forecast for Wednesday in Manchester isn’t good as well with heavy spells of showers expected in the afternoon.Manchester weather forecast for Wednesday, July 10″Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy, continuing to move southeast first thing. Staying cloudy with further outbreaks of patchy rain across northern parts,” according to Met Office.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits As you know there is a plethora of grooming products out there these days and many are from the big bad corporate companies yearning to tap a market and make another buck. But it is grooming lines like Triumph and Disaster who we really trust with protecting our rugged mug.Created by the New Zealand professional cricket player Dion Nash, it stems from his years of sun exposure (read: Damage) and how best to save his face. As he told us, “There were very few men’s products available at the time (early 90s), so explaining away the pink lotions and face scrubs had its moments with my team mates.”When he retired from sport he entered into business which has ultimately led to Triumph & Disaster (literally, as he told us with a laugh). Having a sports background and a clear understanding of how guys use products and the performance needs they have really helped when it came to creating the T&D formulations. It was important for Nash from the outset that he was moving the dial forward and improving on what was out there, he did not want to create ‘just another product’; they had to perform and be best in show. He has done an exemplary job on that end creating stellar moisturizers, facial cleansers, shave creams and even a volcanic ash and green clay scrub. Boom.We got Dion on the ole yammer to hear about his personal style. Here is how he broke it down for us:Shirts: I love Zambesi and Costume National – we have recently implemented ‘suit Tuesdays’ at the office so it means we are dressing up a bit more which has put the pressure on as I have a couple of Ryan Gosling / James Franco sales guys setting the pace.Pants: Zambesi and Costume National – although to be honest I also probably wear too many jeans from Kill City and Acne.Shoes: Many and varied but currently a bit hooked on Jeffery West. Alexander McQueen Pumas are on today although you caught me on an flash day, my usual would be Converse.Socks: What I can find – hopefully they match.Sunglasses: I have yellow and black Ray-Bans that I just cannot shake, normally I lose sunnies as quick as I buy them but this pair has hung in there and I’m sort of attached now.Jewelry: Bespoke signet ring made for Triumph & Disaster by Naveya and Sloane and a skull necklace my wife gave me from Wunderkammer.Suits: Crane Brothers / Costume Nationale / ZambesiTies: Not oftenFor Cricket: For one day cricket (played over one day) think baseball crossed with 20s fashion, in that the uniforms are colorful and have many of the components you would recognize of a sports uniform but at the same time are totally impractical and more suited to dancing the Charleston or buying a martini at the bar.For Test Cricket: (played over five days) we wear white from head to toe, this can look good on some people – check out pictures of Imran Kahn in his prime. Again though not really athletic gear as you might imagine it. Editors’ Recommendations Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions
Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Editors’ Recommendations A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More I tapped impatiently on the steering wheel with a sigh as I surveyed the gorgeous desert scenery around me.I was idling on the side of the road in a brand-spanking-new muscle car, stuck in a conference call. I had mistakenly scheduled it at the same time I was supposed to be speeding through the mountains outside Palm Springs, California in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible.Voices crackled through the speakers of the bright red drop-top, sounding almost otherworldly, after being transferred through multiple speakerphone systems, across a continent, and into the Corvette’s infotainment system.“Nick, does that sound alright to you?” Micah, my Editor in Chief, asked.“Yeah, that’s great. Hey, do you guys mind if I drive a bit? I’m running behind schedule.”“OK that’s fine,” Micah said.I pushed the seven-speed manual into first and gunned it. Quickly, the roar of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 drowned out the echo-y tones and murmurs of the conference call.Turn after glorious turn, as I raced into the mountains, I could see the cell signal icon on the Chevrolet MyLink screen, that was Bluetoothed to my phone, drop precipitously.I paused for a moment, as I saw the last bar of signal flicker on screen and then die out. The “Lost Call” warning jumped up on screen.I let off the accelerator. “I could get in trouble for missing out on this call,” I thought. Right then, my iPhone reverted back to the iPod function and AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” began blasting.“Ehhh what do I do here, turn around and re-join the call … or gun it?”I punched the accelerator, dropped the clutch and drifted the Stingray up the mountain.The sound of the all 455 fiery horsepowers being churned out inside the cylinders of the LT1 V8 is a miraculous and overwhelming thing, especially in a convertible. You feel a party to the combustion process, creating hydrocarbons simply for your auditory pleasure.“Worth it!” I yelled as I passed 100 mph on the windy mountain pass.This moment is one that will live with me forever. A brand-new, red-on-red, American convertible muscle car, a high-power V8, a manual transmission, rock ’n’ roll pouring from the speakers, and nothing but blue skies and windy, perfectly paved roads ahead of me.It was heavenly.All the bitsThe C7 Corvette Stingray, as you might well know by now, is the most radical change in the Corvette lineage, perhaps ever. It has an all-new aluminum structure, lightweight body panels made not just from composites but also from carbon fiber.The Stingray Coupe and Convertible were designed side-by-side from the outset. The design team wanted to ensure that the visual cleanness of the Coupe wasn’t lost in translation into drop-top form. Accordingly, every bodyline was considered for both forms, ensuring both were striking without compromise.In fact, Chevrolet engineers brag that the Stingray Convertible is stiffer than the McLaren MP4-12C Spider. They admit, though, that McLaren might measure things differently. By Chevy’s metrics, though, the Stingray is more rigid than the McLaren.The body structure isn’t the only new, lightweight bit. Chevrolet opted for the simple-but-lightweight pushrod V8, rather than a heavier, more modern V8 with four overhead camshafts. With direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation, the Stingray produces 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque but also 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.Backing up that rumbly V8 is either a rev-matching seven-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.This, mind you, is the standard Stingray. Opt for the Z51 sport package, and the specs get even more impressive. With a sport exhaust, horsepower is pushed up to 460 and torque up to 465. The engine lubrication system is upgraded to a dry-sump unit. Chevy also fits a differential and transmission coolers, and an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. Special brakes, wheels, and tires are also added. Then Chevy finishes the Z51 Stingray off with an aerodynamics package to improve downforce and road grip.The Z51 will go like lighting to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, complete a quarter-mile run in 12 seconds, reaching 119 mph, achieve 1.03g in cornering, and come to a slamming stop in 107 feet.For when you’re on the road and not feeling like a boy-racer, the Driver Mode Selector allows for customization of the driving characteristics with the turn of a knob. It has five settings: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track. In Tour, for example, settings are softer making for a more comfortable ride. Sport mode ramps up acceleration and vehicle responsiveness. And Eco is, well, more ‘eco.’Of the packages and options, I most preferred the sport exhaust and the Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The standard suspension is OK. But if you’re going to drive with any sort of conviction, the Magnetic Ride Control is a must. As for the sport exhaust, it lets you hear what’s really going on underneath that long, shapely hood.Inside the ‘RayAfter “It’s a Long Way to the Top” looped for the third time, I switched off the stereo and just enjoyed the sound of the wind whipping by and the guttural sounds of the sport exhaust.The Stingray Convertible I drove first was a standard unit. No special suspension, no Z51 package, just red-on-red. I let off the throttle a bit and took a moment to study the interior.For the first time, the Corvette feels like a modern car, like a car someone under 75 years old would actually want to own. The digital instrument cluster has more settings and themes than I care to list here. The eight-inch MyLink infotainment touch-screen responds easily and quickly to all commands. Chevy also cleverly designed a storage cubby behind the MyLink screen, accessible by lowering the display.Just like on the Jaguar F-TYPE, the dash line that starts over the instrument cluster runs over the infotainment screen and drops down to the right of the center stack, creating a handle for the passenger to grab during a frightening situation.Materials, fit and finish, and overall quality of the Stingray Coupe and Convertible are light years ahead of their predecessors. The seats are comfortable and supportive but thankfully no longer like a pair of recliners.Corvette designers used real carbon fiber and real aluminum throughout the interior. The Stingray interior isn’t just nice by Chevrolet standards; it’s nice on European supercar standards.On the roadCresting the boulder-covered desert mountain range and coming back down the other side, I decided to get back into the throttle.Turning into a corner, the standard suspension is firm enough to keep you feeling planted and confident at virtually any speed. Over rough bits of road, though, it also has enough give, enough cushion, to smooth out roadway imperfections.It’s very keen mix between soft touring car suited for an old man and a modern-day road racer. Like I said before, I do prefer the Magnetic Ride Control suspension upgrade. But if you’re not going to track your ‘Vette, you’ll find the normal setup pleasurable.Blazing down the mountain, I was driving very sportily indeed. I never felt, though, like I was at either my or the Stingray’s edge. I was throttling hard and braking harder. Eventually, as I wound my way down into the valley, I began to smell brakes.“It’s a new car,” I thought, “it only has 700 miles. The brakes probably aren’t broken in yet.”As the mountain wound down, though, the brakes became more and more squishy. I let off them a bit more, using the seven-speed to slow the car, hoping to cool the brakes enough.Suddenly, I came to a sharp left-hander. I came in hot and had to stab the brakes. Nothing. I pushed harder. Nothing. I stood on them and the car did nothing.The right rear wheel went into the dirt and gravel on the outside of the road and my heart fluttered as the Stingray drifted toward the 1,000-foot drop-off. “Here we go, I’m going to lose her,” I thought. I gritted my teeth and turned harder.Luckily, I made the corner. I’ll give credit not to my own bravery but to the stiff new aluminum chassis.This hair-raising moment, too, will live in my consciousness for the rest of my life. I really do feel that I was inches away from wrecking the Stingray Convertible, seemingly to no fault of my own.If you follow this site at all, you’ll know I’ve driven many high-performance cars in much more rigorous conditions. I still don’t feel I was expecting more from the Stingray than I should. I don’t feel I rode the brakes too long. I think that hill, that road, and those speeds, were more than the standard Corvette could handle.Back at the hotel, I asked the chief designer of the Stingray, Kirk Bennion, about it. “It’s plausible,” he admitted. “The regular Stingray doesn’t have the brake cooling vents that the Z51 does. You could have overworked the brakes coming down that mountain.”Almost thereIn retrospect, I find it amusing that I had one of the most heartening driving experiences of my life behind the wheel of the Stingray and, no more than 30 minutes later, had one of the most frightening.While I would have rather not had a near-death experience, it helps put the new American muscle car into some perspective.The more I learn about the time, technology, and care that went into creating the Stingray, the more in awe of it I become. For the last 40 years, the Corvette has been a weird old man’s car. A car for when your cholesterol and bank account exceed the six-digit mark. This new one is different, though.The Stingray is packed with high-tech wizardry that rivals Germany’s finest. It’s been sculpted with care and a keen eye that puts the English to shame, too. And it can go toe-to-toe with the Italians on the back roads – at least in Z51 form. Sure, it’s not perfect. But it’s the closest thing to perfection that Chevrolet has ever created.Most importantly of all, though, it’s a car that a young man like me would be proud – and not in any way embarrassed – to own. If I were to get one, though, I’d make sure to get the Z51 package with the brakes and the extra cooling flaps. ‘Cause, boy, if you’re like me, you’re going to need ‘em. 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