10 months agoHuddersfield midfielder Hogg pleased with leadership role

first_imgHuddersfield midfielder Hogg pleased with leadership roleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg is pleased with his leadership role.Hogg has stepped in as skipper when Tommy Smith has been unavailable.He told the Terrier: “Obviously when you first break into a first team and you’re a young lad it takes a bit of time to settle down because you’ve got a lot of players older than you.”The older you get, the more experienced you get – that’s what’s helped me.”The experience of being in the game for a long time compared to some of them that are coming through now allows me to take this role to a new level.”I think you need one of those players. Every team needs someone like that to keep everyone on their toes and make sure they’re doing their jobs right.”Obviously you’ve got your head coach on the sideline, but I think you need someone on the pitch who is vocal, dishes out orders and makes sure people are at it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spirit

first_imgNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spiritby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke hailed his stand-ins for their shock victory over Manchester City.City’s long injury list meant Farke was forced into several changes, but his players did him proud.“It was a debut in the starting line-up for Sam Byram, a debut in the starting line-up for Ibrahim Amadou in a position that isn’t his natural one, and a first game for Alex Tettey,” said Farke. “It was difficult but we had to deliver against perhaps the best team in the world, and we did it in our style. We totally believe we are capable of reaching something extraordinary today, and we showed amazing spirit.“We have a lot of long-term injuries so it will be difficult. So we need this spirit and attitude because there will be setbacks and difficult moments and that’s when we will need our togetherness, and to remember moments like today.“Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality, but we have to take out of this game that if you stick together you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness you can go far.”The boss also had a word for the City fans, who created an incredible atmosphere for the entire 90 minutes.“Carrow Road was an explosion and we needed this,” he said. “Without our fans, and their help to bring us over the line, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win today. We needed this unity from the fans, and big compliments to our supporters – they were crucial for our win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAndrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov insists they’re capable of beating Champions League opponents Manchester City.Shakhtar host the English champions tonight.Pyatov said, “I am not a soothsayer, but I know that Shakhtar always plays for victory. “Therefore, obviously, we will go for the maximum result. But we understand with whom we will play. “Tomorrow we will see everything: which of the two will do better and who will deserve the victory.” last_img

a month agoLille sensation Osimhen: I’m not here to replace Pepe

first_imgLille sensation Osimhen: I’m not here to replace Pepeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Osimhen is eager to avoid comparisons with Nicolas Pepe at Lille.Pepe left LOSC for Arsenal as Osimhen arrived from Charleroi.With five goals in five Ligue 1 games, the Nigerian striker is following in Pepe’s footsteps and said, “I have a lot of respect for Nicolas Pépé, for all that he brought to the club. “Many people think that I am replacing him but I am here with another name and to write my own story. “We have different profiles, we are not the same players. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoWatford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit ten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit tenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City will hit ten goals against a team soon.The Hornets felt the full force of the champions’ attacking power on Saturday as they were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League.”They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said.”As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.”They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.” last_img read more

7 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we share

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we shareby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the board are fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Woodward has given his full backing to Solskjaer, despite the dismal run the Norwegian has endured since getting the job full-time.“Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have,” said Woodward.“We must win trophies, we must play attacking football and we must give youth its chance.“Last season we were the Premier League’s leading club in terms of the most match minutes given to our own Academy graduates.“We should all be proud that the significant investments we have made in our Academy – spanning recruitment, facilities and analytics – are now bearing fruit.“There’s a lot more we need to do in that but that’s coming in the next few years.“We know this is a strong competitive advantage for us and an area that we’ll continue to focus on and invest in. But this remains the heart of the club.“The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be.“We saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.“Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years.“He’s building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No-one is bigger than the club.” last_img read more

Neymar accuser testifies to Sao Paulo police

first_imgThe 26-year-old woman who has accused Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar of rape testified to Sao Paulo police on Friday for six hours.Najila Trindade was escorted to the police station by officers at midday, with a black jacket covering her head, through a scrum of media to deliver her testimony.After her testimony, she was carried out of the police station by her lawyer and did not speak to reporters. 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? Though police have confirmed a complaint has been made against Neymar, they have maintained silence over the case and no details of Ms. Trindade’s testimony were released.Ms. Trindade previously grave an interview to SBT Brasil, a Brazilian television channel, detailing her version of the events which allegedly took place on May 15 at a hotel in Paris, calling them: “an assault together with rape”.She claimed that while her intention was to have sex with the Brazil star, she requested he wear a condom and alleges he refused and became aggressive.Neymar has denied the accusations and has not been charged with any crime. He has yet to testify to authorities over the allegation.The Brazil star has spoken with Rio de Janeiro police over his publication of videos and messages allegedly of his accuser to his Instagram account without her approval. The messages and images were originally posted on Sunday morning to defend himself against the charges and were later removed.Neymar’s father claimed he preferred “an internet crime to rape” and said the images were censored and the name of the woman not revealed. After testifying for that investigation at the Virtual Crimes precinct on Thursday, Neymar thanked fans for their support while his lawyer, Maira Fernandes, claims to be confident her client will be found innocent. On the field, Neymar is out of the Copa America after he sustained an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar which saw him exit the contest after 21 minutes.PSG released a statement on Thursday saying they would evaluate his injury to determine his recovery time.Neymar has since been replaced by Chelsea star Willian on Brazil’s Copa America roster for the tournament, which kicks off with the hosting Selecao facing Bolivia on June 14.last_img read more

Nketiah strikes late to see off Bayern

first_imgEddie Nketiah scored a late winner to see Arsenal edge Bayern Munich 2-1 at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.Nketiah tapped in an 88th-minute winner for the Premier League outfit at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.A strong Arsenal line-up took the lead early in the second half when Bayern defender Louis Poznanski scored an own goal. 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? But the German giants equalised through Robert Lewandowski, who struck with a brilliant header in the 71st minute.However, Nketiah would claim a win for Arsenal with a late tap-in after the contest opened up in the final half-hour.EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! 1-2  (88)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/NzDkvLtc5g— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal were the livelier of the two teams early on, with Mesut Ozil firing a sixth-minute effort across the face of goal from inside the area.While Bayern – who handed a debut to Benjamin Pavard in the second half following his arrival from Stuttgart – looked dangerous on the counter-attack, it was Arsenal appearing more likely to break through.However, the Bundesliga champions almost opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark.Thomas Muller met David Alaba’s low cross from the left, but the forward was denied by Bernd Leno from close range, before the Arsenal goalkeeper also pushed away a Daniels Ontuzans strike.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then led a blistering Arsenal counter-attack before playing in Ozil, who was denied by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer from an angle in the 38th minute.Chance! @Aubameyang7 leads a counter-attack with a fast-paced run from deep, before sliding the ball across for @MesutOzil1088Mesut’s shot is saved and Bayern clear the danger 0-0  (38)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/Umh5QJA8GJ— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal took the lead just four minutes into the second half thanks to a Poznanski own goal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan picked out Aubameyang with a pass to the right and the attacker’s cross was turned into his own net by Poznanski.That led to a far more open encounter as chances start to come at both ends, with Leno tipping a Kingsley Coman strike over the crossbar in the 66th minute.Bayern drew level five minutes later, Lewandowski – introduced at half-time – brilliantly heading a Serge Gnabry cross into the top corner.Gnabry forced Emiliano Martinez, who replaced Leno at the break, into a diving save from 25 yards before Coman fired just wide of the goalkeeper’s post in the 81st minute.Moments after Nketiah forced a save from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, the 20-year-old forward found a winner.Tyreece John-Jules played a one-two with Calum Chambers before crossing for Nketiah to tap in and make it 2-1. read morelast_img read more

SEC Quarterback Suffers Most SEC Injury Ever

first_imgJake Fromm throwing a pass in his red Georgia Bulldog's uniform.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re still a few months away from the 2018 college football season, but news doesn’t stop in the offseason – especially when it’s injury-related. Earlier this spring the college football world lost its mind when Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury, though it turned out to be just a broken finger.Now, it’s time to worry about another SEC quarterback.This time, it’s Tua Tagovailoa’s unfortunate counterpart from the College Football National title game we’re talking about: Jake Fromm.The Georgia quarterback spent some leisure time with friends on Thursday and it ended up with a trip to the hospital.Don’t worry, Fromm seems to be just fine, though he did get a fishing lure stuck in his leg.Jarrett Stidham would never get a lure stuck in his leg ??? pic.twitter.com/qzRT98ARLp— Barstool Auburn (@WarDamnStool) May 18, 2018From is an avid fisher, hunter, and all things outdoorsman.We’re sure he will be just fine after getting stitched up.last_img read more

What Tom Herman Said In Response To The Ohio State Allegations

first_imgA closeup of Texas Longhorns coach Tom HermanAUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tom Herman and his wife, Michelle Herman, found themselves at the center of some serious college football drama on Saturday.Ohio State reporter Jeff Snook reported on Facebook on Saturday that the Texas head coach was the person who leaked news of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.Herman and McMurphy have since denied the allegations.“It is absolutely untrue. Neither I, nor anybody in my family, has ever communicated with Brett McMurphy about the situation at Ohio State,” Herman said.McMurphy also tweeted:“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source.”Herman’s wife, Michelle, reportedly sent the following message to Jeff Snook:Reached via instant message Saturday, Michelle Herman answered, “This is BS — we had no reason good enough to do that to Shelley or Urban.”Stay tuned.last_img read more

Ohio State’s Interim Coach Reveals The Plan For Tate Martell

first_imgTate Martell at a practice.Ohio State will enter the season with sophomore Dwayne Haskins at starting quarterback after an open competition this past offseason. Tate Martell, a redshirt freshman, will start the year off as the backup.Monday, interim head coach Ryan Day, filling in for Urban Meyer during his suspension, gave a short-but-important update on the plan for Martell. Day says the plan is to play Martell.What does that mean? Martell will likely have a package of plays – or perhaps he’ll get a series or two against Oregon State. If the Buckeyes take a commanding lead early, perhaps he’ll even get more time.Martell redshirted last year, so there’s no sense in keeping him off the field – unless it’s determined that the Buckeyes are better off with Haskins taking every snap. But as we’ve seen over the years, starting the season as Ohio State’s backup doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t going to get time.Ryan Day officially names Dwayne Haskins Ohio State’s starting quarterback, but says “the plan is to play Tate [Martell].” https://t.co/5du3Gc5YC6— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 27, 2018Ohio State will start its season against Oregon State. Meyer’s full-on suspension runs through that game. For the next two weeks, Meyer will be allowed to coach practice. But he won’t be on the field to see his team take on either Rutgers or TCU.The Buckeyes, per usual, are considered a national title contender this season. Last year, they won the Big Ten but finished just out of the running for a College Football Playoff spot.Ohio State takes on Oregon State on September 1.last_img read more

Danny Kanell Makes His 2018 College Football Playoff Picks

first_imgDanny Kanell ranking his top 5 college football teams.College football season has kicked off, and this weekend, we get treated to an incredible slate of games that features Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Louisville vs. Alabama, Auburn vs. Washington and more. Friday, college football analyst Danny Kanell, via his podcast Off The Bench, let fans know which four teams he’s picking to meet in the College Football Playoff this year.The big surprise – which isn’t a surprise at all if you follow Kanell – is that Alabama isn’t in his field. Auburn is the lone SEC team – coming in at No. 2. It’s actually somewhat surprising to see Kanell put any SEC teams in the field.Kanell explained his picks – he thinks Clemson will be the overall 1-seed. He also likes Ohio State and USC to make the field.Here’s what he had to say:“(On Alabama and Auburn getting in) I actually think there’s a pretty good chance that could happen the way their schedules play out. We’ve seen the committee is not afraid to put in two teams from the SEC. I think that could happen.I think there’s a pretty good chance we could see two teams from the Big Ten get in the final Playoff but I couldn’t do it on my own.I went Clemson, now this has a caveat – I’m assuming this is Trevor Lawrence playing quarterback. I think Kelly Bryant starts the season, but at some point, if the transition is made, I think that’s what propels Clemson to the title.…I think Auburn is going to have a big year with Jarrett Stidham, a sneaky Heisman pick – you can actually find some pretty good value there.The Ohio State pick, I think all of this distraction could possibly galvanize the team. I don’t think it’s going to impact them that much not having Urban Meyer those first three weeks. You’ve got to remember, he also is able to participate in practice after that first week. He’s still going to game plan. They’ve got a ton of offensive coaches and head coaches on that staff where I don’t think it impacts them too much.”Here’s the segment, if you’re interested in listening:Obligatory college football playoff picks that you’re not obliged to watch but would be nice if you did…Watch Off the Bench daily: https://t.co/K5l65dx385Download/subscribe to the pod: https://t.co/v84Wj5Bsj9 pic.twitter.com/Y1JUVf8ibv— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 31, 2018Auburn’s, Kanell’s SEC pick, will likely have to get past Washington this weekend to have a legitimate shot. We’ll see how it plays out.last_img read more

Former Big 12 President Proposes ‘Alliance’ With Another Conference

first_imgGeneral view of Wagner Field.30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportNon-conference games between Power 5 teams can provide some of the more interesting matchups of a college football season. That’s what makes the hypothetical “alliance” between the Big 12 and Pac-12, reported on by The Mercury News‘ Jon Wilner, so intriguing.According to Wilner, a recent proposal from former Kansas State president Jon Wefald would call for the two conferences to exclusively play non-conference games against each other in the future. It came about after West Virginia president Gordon Gee solicited input from Wefald on how to “strengthen” the Big 12.The details of Wefald’s proposed “alliance” can be found below, courtesy of Wilner. For several reasons, this won’t happen, but it is fun to dream about.Via The Mercury News:Wefald’s proposal calls for all 30 of the Big 12’s non-conference games and for 30 of the Pac-12’s 36 out-of-league games to be played against each other.The matchups would be spread evenly across the season (10 per month) with the winners of each conference meeting at the end of the regular season for a championship game, which would rotate between the Rose Bowl and AT&T Stadium.As Wilner explains, the situation Wefald envisioned isn’t feasible, because schools from both leagues aren’t going to lock in all of their non-league games against Power 5 opponents, nor will they want to give up future series against quality teams not in the other conference (i.e. Texas playing Notre Dame, Oregon playing Ohio State, etc.).However, you could come up with some tremendous Big 12/Pac-12 scheduling scenarios, and a limited partnership or alliance might be something the two leagues would want to pursue.It is worth reading Wilner’s article in full here to get the full details on the proposal and the realistic options both teams have.last_img read more

2 NFL Teams Have Interest In Trace McSorley After NFL Combine

first_img Even with positive combine reviews, McSorley figures to be a mid- to late-round choice in the upcoming draft. Probably later than earlier.But he still may own significant value as a steady backup quarterback option for teams seeking depth. He’s gained interest from the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, among others, his father said.Buffalo traded up and drafted Josh Allen but saw him succumb to injuries that cost him multiple games. Backups Nathan Peterman, Matt Barkley, and Derek Anderson all proved to be ineffective stand-ins for him.Baltimore traded back into the first round to draft Lamar Jackson, and made it to the playoffs with him at the helm. After the season, the team traded former Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco, cementing Jackson as their quarterback of the future.McSorley was a three-year starter at Penn State, leading the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten title in 2016 – their first in the post-Paterno era.He demonstrated his exceptional athletic ability at the combine with a 4.57 40-time, the best among quarterbacks. Trace McSorley looks on during a play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)While not as highly touted as his former teammate Saquon Barkley, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley could very-well hear his name called at some point in the 2019 NFL draft. One report seems to indicate that at least two teams are giving McSorley a look.According to the York Daily Record, two NFL teams expressed interest in McSorley during the combine: the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens. Per the report, teams are also looking at him as a potential convert to wide receiver or special teams.The Bills and Ravens do share one thing in common that could benefit McSorley: Both drafted quarterbacks in the first round last year and are in need of some sort of backup to them next year.His father confirmed those two teams, while adding that others are also interested:last_img read more

OnePlus 7 leaks in hands-on picture showing pop-up camera, full-screen display

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSNow the OnePlus 7 has leaked in live pictures yet again showing the pop-up camera.The live hands-on picture of the OnePlus 7 has been spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo.The photo shows the OnePlus 7 from the front with a full screen display and pop-up selfie camera setup.On Monday some renders of the OnePlus 7 were leaked showing the upcoming phone from all the sides. Alongside the renders, a 360-degree video surfaced online which also revealed the OnePlus 7 from almost all sides. Rumours suggest that more and more leaks hint at the imminent launch of the OnePlus 7. Now the OnePlus 7 has leaked in a live hands-on picture which similar to the past renders shows the phone with pop-up camera mechanism much like the newly launched Vivo V15 Pro. Notably, the Oppo F11 Pro which is set to launch in India today will also come packed with pop-up camera setup on the front.The live hands-on picture of the OnePlus 7 has been spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo. The photo shows the OnePlus 7 from the front with a full-screen display and pop-up selfie camera setup. The live photo goes in line with the recently leaked renders and the 360-degree video. This means that the hands-on photo shows the OnePlus 7 with a centrally (almost) placed pop-up selfie camera.The hands-on picture reveals that the OnePlus 7 will not come with any notch, unlike the OnePlus 6 and 6T that sports iPhone X-like wide notch and waterdrop notch, respectively. The picture also reveals that the OnePlus 7 will come with face unlock support which will be conducted by the pop-up selfie camera setup. The face unlock mechanism is expected to work in the similar manner as the V15 Pro. Rumours suggest that the OnePlus 7 will sport a much bigger screen than the OnePlus 6T and offer a screen-to-body-ratio between 90 to 95 per cent.advertisementThe OnePlus 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and revealed several details of the phone. They revealed that the OnePlus 7 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. On the software front the OnePlus 7 like the OnePlus 6T is said to run on Android 9 Pie based on latest Oxygen OS.Past rumours have also revealed that the OnePlus 7 will sport triple camera setup on the back panel which will be further paired with LED flash. The OnePlus 7 is also tipped to include the new generation in-display fingerprint sensor which will definitely be much faster than the under-screen fingerprint of the OnePlus 6T.During the Mobile World Congress 2019 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shut all rumours and said that the next OnePlus phone, which is most likely going to be the OnePlus 7, will not come with wireless charging. This is because the company doesn’t feel the need for wireless charging in phones right now.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 with pop-up selfie camera and triple rear cameras leaked in new rendersALSO READ | 5G smartphones are all over MWC 2019, but you should not be excited just yetGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OneplusFollow OnePlus 7Follow android OnePlus 7 leaks in hands-on picture showing pop-up camera, full-screen displayThe hands-on picture reveals that the OnePlus 7 will not come with any notch, unlike the OnePlus 6 and 6T that included iPhone X like wide notch and waterdrop notch, respectively.advertisementlast_img read more

Pele is ‘thirsty for new goals’ after hospital release

first_img Indo-Asian News Service Rio de JaneiroApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 12:41 IST Football legend Pele did a couple of stints in the hospital to deal with urinary infection and kidney problems (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPele is ready to pursue “new goals” after his hospital stay due to urinary infection and kidney problemThe football legend underwent surgery to remove a kidney stonePele has suffered a series of health issues in recent yearsBrazil football great Pele has said he is ready to pursue “new goals” after 13 days in hospital with a urinary tract infection and kidney problem.”My dear friends. I’m happy to be able to write again to let you know that I’m fine,” Pele said on Twitter on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.Pele was admitted to a hospital in France on April 2 after suffering from fever during an event with Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe.The 78-year-old travelled back to Brazil last Monday but was immediately taken to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove a kidney stone. He was discharged on Monday.”I would like to thank the medical staff of Albert Einstein Hospital, and especially you, for the prayers and positive energy. I’m back on the field, thirsty for new goals in life,” he added.Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years, including prostate problems and complications from hip replacement surgery.Also Read | Pele hospitalised in Paris with urinary infection, condition not life-threateningAlso Read | Brazil football legend Pele says he feels ‘so much better’ after French hospital treatmentAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Football legendFollow hospital stayFollow Pele Pele is ‘thirsty for new goals’ after hospital releaseBrazilian football legend Pele spent 13 days in hospital with a urinary tract infection and kidney problem, and is now eager to get back to life.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Watch how Team India spent their first practice session in England

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Watch how Team India spent their first practice session in EnglandTeam India players had a gruelling first practice session at The Oval in London on Thursday ahead of their first warm-up game for the World Cup 2019 on May 25.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 23, 2019 19:26 IST MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah during India’s first practice session at The Oval on Thursday (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTeam India players had a session in the nets which was followed by a game of footieIndia will play two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh on May 25 and 28 respectivelyVirat Kohli team will play its first World Cup game against South Africa on June 5 in SouthamptonIndian cricketers got straight to work after reaching London as they hit the nets for their first practice session at The Oval which was followed by a game of football along with a new BIB catching session.Team India captain Virat Kohli and former skipper MS Dhoni were seen sweating it out in the nets along with the other batsmen.The nets session was followed by a BIB catching drills which involved all the players running around the ground trying to catch as many BIBs as possible.Getting into the groove Skipper @imVkohli for the #CWC19 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/LZHRnYxOyqBCCI (@BCCI) May 23, 2019Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal explained what their first warm-up was all about on Thursday.”We played footie first to warm up. You can see the chairs set as a sort of a net. And the team I was part of won in that.”Then we went on to bibs catching. That is all about agility and stamina. You have to run around with each carrying a bib at the back. In a two-minute round you have to snatch each other’s bibs. The one with the most number of bibs wins. After the second round we ran so much that we fell on the ground,” Chahal said.Some + BIB catching for #TeamIndia on Day 1 at the drillsMr. @yuzi_chahal at it #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/tupMzxNQUCBCCI (@BCCI) May 23, 2019India will play two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh on May 25 and 28 respectively, before their first World Cup game against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton.advertisementEngland are hosting the World Cup for the 5th time and for the 1st time in 20 years. Most of India’s cricketers have plenty of experience playing in England. India had reached the final of the Champions Trophy in England in 2017 and in 2018, India had toured England to play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Tests.In 2015, India had reached the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champions Australia.The Indian squad comprises Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (v/c), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Vijay Shankar, M.S. Dhoni (w/k), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and others hit the nets after India reach LondonAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni should be India’s No. 5, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Dhawan starts singing while waiting outside Bumrah’s roomFor 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 byrohan senlast_img read more

South Africa vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019 AajTak11 Prediction and Probable Playing 11

first_imgSouth Africa vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019 AajTak11 Prediction and Probable Playing 11As South Africa take on Bangladesh for the 5th match of the World Cup 2019, take a look at the match predictions and probable playing XIs of both the teams.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 12:04 IST South Africa vs Bangladesh. (AP Photo)In Match 5 of World Cup 2019, South Africa will take on Bangladesh at The Oval, London, on Sunday.South Africa have already lost to England in their opening encounter and another defeat against Bangladesh, ranked 7th in the world could dent their confidence. South Africa’s batting unit has been under-performing but they have a good bowling unit to bundle out their opposition early.Bangladesh have a good experienced core but injuries have been a worry for them.They were given an injury scare on Friday when Tamim Iqbal had to leave the nets after being struck by the ball on the left wrist. Additionally, they are monitoring the fitness of captain Mashrafe Mortaza who has a hamstring issue and ace pacer Mustafizur Rahman who has been struggling with his calf. Mahmadullah also had a shoulder injury, while all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suffered a back spasm recently.Recent form:South Africa were outplayed in all three facets of the game in the first match against England to get brutually thrashed by 104 runs. But they have a different opposition team this time, that is termed weaker than them on paper. batting has been a worry for South Africa with their overdepedence on some players.Bangladesh have been in good form lately, winning nine out of their last twelve games.They have won the recent tri-series in Ireland by remaining unbeaten in the tournament. They had also reached the final of last year’s Asia Cup where they lost to India. They made it to the quater-finals in the last edition of the torunament and will look to better their run this year.advertisementMatch Prediction:Having played at the tacky, slow pitch at the Oval on Thursday might help South Africa against Bangaldesh. Hashim Amla is expected not to play in the game but with the likes of Quinton de Kock and Faf Du Plessis, South Africa is capable of producing big scores.South Africa is expected to beat Bangaldesh on Sunday and the stats also favour them. In 20 head to head matches against each other in ODIs, South Africa trumped Bangladesh 17 times.Pitch prediction:South Africa have played on this pitch against England in their first match where they failed to chase 311 runs, hence, they have a fair idea how the ball will move on Sunday.With a tinge of green, the pitch looks to favour the fast bowlers. There are predictions of ovecast conditions in London.Probable Playing XisBangladesh:Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain/Mohammad SaifuddinSouth Africa:Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir(With IANS inputs)Also Read | Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan reveal the funniest sledges by Indian playersAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Full guest list, session names and timingAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow South Africa vs Bangladeshlast_img read more

British workers jailed for taking photos of body of dead soccer player Sala

first_imgBritish workers jailed for taking photos of body of dead soccer player SalaEmiliano Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel.advertisement Next Reuters LondonSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 23:35 IST Fans observing a minute’s silence in memory of Emiliano Sala. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwo workers from a British CCTV firm were jailed for accessing graphic mortuary footageAfter Sala’s body was discovered, Bray and Ashford accessed footage of his body in the mortuaryBray had taken photographs of the footage on her mobile phone and then sent the pictures to another personTwo workers from a British CCTV firm were jailed on Monday for accessing graphic mortuary footage, later circulated on social media, of the body of the late Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash in January.Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel.After his body was recovered, Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, accessed footage of his body in the mortuary and the images later appeared on social media.Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford caused immense suffering to Mr Sala’s family and friends with their deeply offensive actions, said Anthony Johns of Britain’s Crime Prosecution Service.It is impossible to imagine why anyone would wish to record or view these sorts of images in such a flagrant breach of confidentiality and human decency. It was truly appalling and they both now face time in prison as a consequence.Police launched an investigation in February after officers became aware that a graphic image of the post-mortem of Sala was appearing on social media.They raided the offices of the closed-circuit TV firm which held the out-of-hours contract to monitor the mortuary and discovered that the company’s director, Bray and another member of staff, Ashford, had illegally accessed the footage.Bray had taken photographs of the footage on her mobile phone and then sent the pictures to another person on Facebook Messenger, police said. Evidence showed Bray had also taken pictures of another body in the mortuary.advertisementBray, who pleaded guilty in August to three counts of computer misuse and perverting the course of justice, was jailed for 14 months at Swindon Crown Court.Ashford, who admitted three counts of computer misuse, was sentenced to five months in prison.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 Emiliano Salalast_img read more

Daydream in Style with SleepyJones

first_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference? Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App We live in a very busy time. If we ever do get the chance to sit a spell we end up Instagramming our dog or going blind reading Twitter feeds. There was a time when people just chilled the hell out.Proust sat around all day decoding society, Picasso painted in his drawers and George Plimpton was known to stroll the offices of The Paris Review in his boxers. These are the people who inspired Andy Spade and his collaborators Anthony Sperdutti and Chad Buri to come up with Sleepy Jones. They know that not every great idea is born while wearing a suit or selvedge denim so they created a ‘not-quite-ready-to-wear’ line for men and women composed of boxers, broadcloth pajama shirts and pants, socks and tees made for idle time.There are also artist edition boxers, the first being with New York artist Wes Lang rolling out May 15th. We are fans of their journal. Check out their compilation of iconic artists, actresses and musicians lounging, loving and even ironing.Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, get thee to a couch, turn off that f*&#*ing phone and stare at the ceiling, you may just have your best idea yet right then and there. Or you may simply pass out. Editors’ Recommendations Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective)last_img read more