10 months agoPSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielder

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielderby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are shopping in the Premier League to find a new midfielder.The Sun says Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is among a five-man wishlist for January.PSG are also looking at Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong as a new central midfielder but competition for the Dutchman means they have drawn up alternatives.Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and Salzburg’s Diadie Samassekou are all too under consideration.Lemina is high on PSG’s list on their budget, as they look to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. last_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebration

first_imgWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia hailed goalscorer Troy Deeney after victory over West Ham.The Watford captain slammed home a first-half penalty and Gerard Deulofeu added a late second to stun West Ham 2-0 and scupper their bid to win five matches on the spin.Deeney celebrated his successful spot-kick by punching the corner flag out of the ground in front of the West Ham supporters.”What I saw was that after the goal he was running to the corner,” Gracia said.”I don’t know what he said. I can’t tell you if it’s a good or bad celebration, I often see players running into the corner.”I like the way he plays, his commitment, all the things he does day by day. Like all the players he maybe makes mistakes but he is our captain and an important player for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoKenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bidby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon’s consortium is set to drop their takeover bid of Newcastle.The Sun says his offer is still £100million adrift of Mike Ashley’s asking price.Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has come up with a way of increasing the original £200m he and his consortium have at their disposal.But extraordinarily, for owner Ashley to get the £300m he wants, Newcastle would have to qualify for the Champions League in the next decade.Kenyon has been working with the American Rockerfeller Capital Management to raise extra cash but the additional £100m would depend on the club reaching certain goals.One of them would be to finish in the Prem top four within ten years.Ashley has rejected that suggestion, wanting all the money up front. last_img read more

a month agoRB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann has dig at Everton over Lookman treatment

first_imgRB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann has dig at Everton over Lookman treatmentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Leipzig coach Julien Nagelsmann has had a dig at Everton over their summer arrival Ademola Lookman.The 21-year-old has made just one substitute appearance since returning to Leipzig in July.“Some (new signings) still need a bit of development time because they did not have the regular game time at their previous clubs,” Nagelsmann told Kicker.“Experience has shown that newcomers usually take a little longer to get along with what I want.“We have many video sequences with text attached. And then it is not easy if you can’t speak the language yet.“With a player like Ademola Lookman, who played very little at Everton, it takes more time than with Christopher Nkunku, who made 29 games at PSG last year. That’s completely normal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoDUMPED? Liverpool risk expulsion from Carabao Cup

first_imgDUMPED? Liverpool risk expulsion from Carabao Cupby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool risk expulsion from the Carabao Cup if they are found to have fielded an ineligible player against MK Dons on Wednesday.The EFL is investigating the third-round win, in which Liverpool fielded four teenagers in the starting line-up.Sanctions could range from a fine to being ejected from the cup. Liverpool face Arsenal in the next round.”The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players,” a club statement said.”We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete.”The EFL added: “We are currently considering the matter.”The identity of the player in question has not been disclosed. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day ago​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utdby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United star Declan Rice wants to see his team put in a great performance against Sheffield United.The Hammers were disappointed to lose out against Everton on Saturday in the early kickoff.But they know that getting back to winning form is crucial if they want to challenge for a European position in the league.”We know we need to perform better than we did at the weekend,” Rice explained to the club website. “You have to be honest and it was shocking, we let the fans down, we let ourselves down.”We reviewed the game and watching it back was tough because we all know we’re not those players. We could have played so much better. That’s in the past now, we’ll look forward to Saturday because there’s no better way to get over that than another game at home when we’ll try to get the three points.”One win puts us back towards fifth, sixth position. We need to stay positive and we need everyone behind us on Saturday to be that twelfth man and push us on.”Sheffield United have performed well – they’ve beaten Arsenal, drawn with Chelsea, narrowly lost to Liverpool so we know it’s going to be tough for us. “But we’re the home team on Saturday and it’s massive that we go out there and put on a performance. Especially after the Everton game it’s going to be key that we get three points.” last_img read more

Video: Paul Finebaum Apologizes For Comments On Oppression In America: “I Blew It”

first_imgPaul Finebaum and Cari Champion chatting on SportsCenter coast to coast.Streamable/Krusty Sox SportsPaul Finebaum is in hot water over his comments earlier in the week about the Colin Kaepernick protest situation.On Monday, when the entire sports world was enveloped in debate over the 49ers quarterback’s protest of the national anthem over concerns with the oppression of African-Americans, Finebaum stated that said oppression does not exist.Awful Announcing has a clip of Finebaum’s Monday statement.On Tuesday, Finebaum doubled down during a segment of College Football Live, and got into a pretty heated debate with Joey Galloway.This morning, Finebaum went on SportsCenter with Cari Champion to apologize for his statements at length.To Finebaum’s credit, he says he spoke with Marcus Spears and Galloway about his statements, and his eyes are “wider-open” on the issues that the black community faces in America. Krusty Sox Sports has video of the segment:From Paul Finebaum’s apology:“I could spend the rest of my life trying to talk my way out of it, but I can’t. I blew it. I simply did not have a good grasp of the situation. I know better. I’ve lived in this country, I see what is going on all across the country from North to South to East to West and I have no excuse. I can’t explain why I articulated the words the way they did, but I did and there is a public record of it and there’s a natural reaction and I respect that.All I can say is that I made a terrible mistake in trying to express a feeling that I probably – not probably – I had no right to express. I don’t know whether this will mean anything to anyone but I feel compelled to answer your question that way – that it was a terrible mistake on my part and my eyes are wider-open today than they have ever been as a result.”Champion accepted his apology at the end of the segment.[Krusty Sox Sports]last_img read more

Watch: Paul Finebaum Says Notre Dame “Sold Its Soul To Try And Win More Football Games”

first_imgPaul Finebaum speaks on screen about Notre Dame.Twitter/@OTLonESPNThe Notre Dame academic scandal ruling came down yesterday, and the school has to vacate its 2012 and 2013 wins. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum says the program “sold its soul.”Finebaum, whose radio show is simulcast on SEC Network, weighed in on the Notre Dame issue on Outside The Lines today, and issued a scathing opinion on the state of the Fighting Irish. He says the once-proud program “sold its soul” in an attempt to return to the top of the sport.”@NotreDame has simply sold its soul to try to win more football games…” – Paul Finebaum pic.twitter.com/O0MhpwgmJt— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) November 23, 2016The vacated wins have a pretty significant impact on Notre Dame’s place among the all-time winningest programs. Before the penalty, Notre Dame was second in all-time wins. It falls all the way to fifth without the 2012 and 2013 seasons counted. In my opinion, vacating wins is an ultimately vacuous penalty for any program, but we’re sure some Notre Dame fans aren’t thrilled by the development.Not every ESPN college football analyst is as harsh as Finebaum with regard to the Fighting Irish. Earlier, Kirk Herbstreit discussed head coach’s Brian Kelly’s hot seat status with the Chicago Tribune, and said that he believes that one bad season is clouding the good that he has done for the Fighting Irish program. However, with everything else that has gone on off the field during Kelly’s tenure, including this Notre Dame academic scandal, there are some serious questions that can be raised about the state of the football program.last_img read more

Desmond Howard’s National Title Pick Lost Week 1

first_imgDesmond Howard gives his take on ESPN.If you’re a college football prognosticator, it is never a good thing when your pick for the national championship loses in Week 1.That’s what happened to ESPN’s Desmond Howard though. Howard’s faith in his alma mater did not pay off.Last week, Howard picked Michigan to win it all. Many criticized the pick, partially because Howard went to Michigan and partially because the Wolverines weren’t regarded as one of the top national title contenders by many pundits.Howard’s playoff field was Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and West Virginia.Desmond Howard just now …. “Michigan wins it all” pic.twitter.com/S1P80KoIKz— angelique (@chengelis) August 25, 2018Well, Michigan lost to Notre Dame last night. That doesn’t eliminate Jim Harbaugh’s team from the College Football Playoff race, but it makes things exceptionally hard.Michigan will have to run the table in the regular season, beating Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin in the process. Then, they’ll have to likely beat Wisconsin again in the Big Ten title game.The odds of that happening are pretty slim. It is just too difficult a schedule to deal with without slipping up once or twice.That’s bad news for Desmond Howard.last_img read more

ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Clemson-Syracuse

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)It hasn’t been an ideal start for Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers, as their offense has mustered just seven points in the first half. Nonetheless, the top team in the ACC still has time to mount a comeback.Right now, the Syracuse Orange lead 16-7 through two quarters, in large part because of their defense. They’ve kept Lawrence to just 93 passing yards so far and have done a great job of forcing pressure in the pocket.While the Tigers have looked anemic on offense, ESPN still believes they’ll improve to 5-0 on the season.ESPN’s Football Power Index projections currently give Clemson a 50.3 percent chance to win the game.Obviously, the result of this game will rely heavily on the health of Lawrence, who left the game in the second quarter. The backup quarterback for this game is Chase Brice, after Kelly Bryant announced he’ll transfer.If Dabo Swinney’s offense will be without their quarterback, Travis Etienne will have to shoulder the load.The game is available on ABC.last_img read more

Jeremy Pruitt Announces Season-Ending Injury For Emmit Gooden

first_imgA closeup of a Tennessee Volunteers football helmet.CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 01: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Tennessee Volunteers before their game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt got some bad news this week. Defensive tackle Emmit Gooden, one of the top linemen on the team, is poised to miss the entire 2019 season.According to GoVols247, Gooden suffered a season-ending significant knee injury on Tuesday. Pruitt told the media that Gooden will undergo surgery next week and will hopefully return in the spring.“He’ll continue with going to school and get ready to come back next spring and next fall,” Pruitt said.Gooden recorded 33 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and a sack in ten games while averaging only 20 snaps a game.BREAKING: Jeremy Pruitt announces defensive lineman Emmit Gooden will miss the season with a knee injury.Huge blow for #Vols to lose their top defensive lineman. (FREE) https://t.co/cTK5d5X7zw— Patrick Brown (@pbrown247) August 7, 2019 A Tennessee native, Gooden joined the Vols in 2018 after spending the previous season in junior college. Coming out of high school in 2016, 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect and the No. 316 player in the nation.Losing Gooden is a big blow for a Tennessee team that is very thin at the position.Pruitt may have to give a lot of reps to the several defensive linemen they picked up in the Class of 2019 to compensate.Last year the Vols went 5-7 in Pruitt’s first year at the helm. They have not had a winning season since 2016.Tennessee is largely expected to be an SEC cellar-dweller in 2019. Pruitt will need to come up with a little bit of magic to scratch hit wins.last_img read more

Pooja Hegde steps out with Rs 70k bag at the airport. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ileana D’Cruz stuns in tube top and skirt paired with smart blazer at Pagalpanti song launch 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ananya Panday in ganji and mini shorts proves comfy clothing is the best. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kriti Kharbanda paints the town tangerine in mini dress at Pagalpanti song launch. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Janhvi Kapoor pairs sports bra and mini shorts with Rs 4 lakh bag at gym. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Pooja Hegde was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: She was seen wearing a grey check top which she paired with black jeggings.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She also wore black boots and shades for her airport look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The actress let her hair down and was sporting a minimal makeup look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Pooja completed her attire by carrying a Burberry bag which costed a whooping Rs 70851 (USD 1000).Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Pooja Hegde was last seen in the film Mohenjo Daro in 2016 opposite Hritik Roshan.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Pooja Hegdeairport lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Pooja Hegde was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport. She was seen wearing a grey check top which she paired with black jeggings. Pooja completed her look by carrying a Burberry bag which costed a whooping Rs 70851Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c63f8bc257291550055612_1455122_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 16:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

WWE hold first-ever tryouts in India: 60 men and 20 women shortlisted

first_imgWWE hold first-ever tryouts in India: 60 men and 20 women shortlistedThe first-ever WWE tryout in India saw 80 participants from across the country and varied backgrounds in sports and athletics, battle it out for the chance to represent India on the world stageadvertisement Next India Today Web Desk MumbaiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 14:25 IST Participants from across the country tried out for the first-ever WWE tryouts in India (WWE Photo)India’s first ever WWE Tryouts saw a variety of participants from across the country put their best foot forward, literally and figuratively, in the hopes of becoming the next WWE Superstar.Over three months, WWE received volumes of applications on its online portal with talent from across the country. India’s first ever female WWE performer Kavita Devi along with, SVP of Talent Development Canyon Ceman, visited Rohtak, Chandigarh and Delhi – travelling to akhadas and training schools and narrowed down the selection list down to 80 participants (60 men and 20 women) from across the country to Mumbai for the final round.The selected 80 all came from diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics including kushti, kabaddi, wrestling, basketball, combat sports, cricket and bodybuilding.Coach @RobbyBrookside keeps a watchful eye on the #WWETryoutIndia athletes! pic.twitter.com/iVtlrkOjlAWWE (@WWEIndia) March 5, 2019Five-time WWE tag team champions ‘The New Day’ along with local NXT talents like Kavita Devi, Jeet Rama, Saurav Gurjar, Rinku Singh and Jinny Sadhu were also in Mumbai for the event.”With 90 million Indians tuning into their platforms every week, WWE India has the largest fan base in the world and hence the tryouts were a historic event in our country. India has some fantastic talent potential and the Tryouts have truly been a catalyst to consolidating India’s potential and visibility on a global scale.” said Sheetesh Srivastava, WWE VP and General Manager, South Asia..@RealRinkuSingh has now taken over the training sessions! #WWETryoutIndia pic.twitter.com/N8FF7nWepKWWE (@WWEIndia) March 5, 2019″We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response and the enthusiasm we received when we announced the Tryouts in December. The sheer volume of applications received were incredible and the talent and diversity we have seen thus far has been outstanding. We have definitely found talent here that we want to bring onboard and you will hear about this mighty soon,” said Canyon Ceman.advertisementThe event also also had matches featuring the like of Kavita Devi taking on Jinny Sadhu as well as Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar facing Jeet Rama.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 Tags :Follow WWEFollow India tryoutsFollow WWE IndiaFollow New dayFollow Kavita DeviFollow Mumbailast_img read more

BSNL introduces Rs 199 and Rs 499 prepaid plans for IPL 2019 lovers, 1GB data per day offered

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 09:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSBSNL has introduced two data plans for IPL 2019 lovers.Rs 199 pack offers 1GB data per day for 28 days.Rs 499 pack offers 1GB data per day for 90 days.Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is set to kick off at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Ahead of one of biggest sports events of the year, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced new data plans for its prepaid users that are aimed to help them get timely updates of the cricket matches and enjoy the event.According to a report by Telecom Talk, BSNL has introduced two new data plans, one worth Rs 199 and the other worth Rs 499. These data plans, apart from giving prepaid users daily data benefits and unlimited voice calling, will also give them free alerts about the ongoing matches in the from of SMSs.Now the details about the two newly introduced data plans. As far as the plan worth Rs 199 is concerned, it offers BSNL’s prepaid users 1GB data per day and it comes with a validy of 28 days. This means that in total, the Rs 199 plan offers 28GB data for a month. Apart from the data, the Rs 199 plan also offers its users unlimited voice calls, which means that if users travel from their home circle to any other place (which is outside their home circle), they would be charged at standard rates. This pack, as mentioned earlier, ships with free cricket SMS updates of the ongoing matches and it also offers free cricket PRBT or the personal ring back tone.The Rs 499 plan, on the other hand, packs better benefits than the Rs 199 pack. While this pack too offers just 1GB data per day, it comes with a validity of 90 days or 3 months. This means that BSNL’s prepaid users who opt for this pack will get 90GB data for 90 days. In addition to this, they would also get free cricket PRBT and free cricket SMS alerts. But that not it.advertisementThe Rs 499 data plan will also offer users unlimited voice calling benefit along with added benefits of national roaming including in Delhi and Mumbai. Additionally, it will also offer users 100 SMSs per day – something that was missing in the Rs 199 pack.Both the data packs are availableacross all of BSNL’s 20 telecom circles in India starting today.ALSO READ: | Jio, BSNL are top gainers in January 2019: Jio adds 9.3 million new connections, Vodafone loses 3.5 millionALSO READ: | Vodafone is offering 50 per cent discount on Amazon Prime subscription for prepaid users: How to avail itALSO READ: | Reliance Jio may launch 5G JioPhone in India after network is ready by 2021Get 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow BSNLFollow IPL 2019Follow BSNL data plan BSNL introduces Rs 199 and Rs 499 prepaid plans for IPL 2019 lovers, 1GB data per day offeredApart from the calling benefits, BSNL’s prepaid users who subscribe to any of these plans would also get free cricket PRBT and free cricket SMS alerts.advertisementlast_img read more

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G confirmed to launch, may come with smaller battery

first_imgHuawei Mate 20 X 5G confirmed to launch, may come with smaller batteryThe Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is expected to be largely similar to last year’s Mate 20 X, but with a 5G chipset and smaller battery.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 08:19 IST Picture Courtesy: WeiboHIGHLIGHTSA 5G version of last year’s Mate 20 X is in the works.The Mate 20 X 5G is expected to come with a smaller 4,200mAh battery compared to the Mate 20 X.The Mate 20 X 5G could launch after the Mate X foldable phone goes on sale in June.Earlier this week, China Unicom happened to reveal official renders and retail packaging of the Mate 20 X 5G. Now, Huawei has confirmed that a 5G version of last year’s Mate 20 X is indeed in the works, but there is no word yet on its exact date of launch. The Mate 20 X was launched last year along with the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. It is the largest device in the Mate 20 series, touting a massive phablet-like 7.2-inch display and a large 5,000mAh battery, among other things.The renders revealed by telecom operator China Unicorn suggest the design and specs of the Mate 20 X 5G will be similar to the non-5G version. It is expected to sport the same 7.2-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch, the same Kirin 980 SoC and Leica triple camera setup as the regular Mate 20 X. The biggest difference, of course, is that the upcoming Mate 20 X will come with a 5G chipset, which will most likely be Huawei’s Balong 5000 modem.Reportedly, another change in the specs is that the Mate 20 X 5G will come with a smaller 4,200mAh battery. It will be interesting to see how much this would compromise the battery life considering the phone is expected to come with the same phablet-sized display. However, Huawei might make up for it by offering 40W SuperCharge fast charging support for the upcoming device.The Mate 20 X 5G will not be the first Huawei phone to support 5G as that title belongs to the Huawei Mate X. To recall, the Mate X is Huawei’s first commercial foldable smartphone that is due to launch in select markets later this year. The Mate X has been confirmed to launch in India as well, although an exact launch date is yet to be revealed.advertisementChina Unicom revealed in a post on Weibo that a total of 15 5G phones can be expected to launch this year from 12 brands that include Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and more. OnePlus and HMD Global have already confirmed in the past that they will launch 5G phones in 2019. OnePlus may just be the next brand as it gears up to launch the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in May.ALSO READ | Huawei P30 Pro review: A camera powerhouse that is also a great 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 HuaweiFollow Mate 20 X 5Glast_img read more

Mandira Bedi and Parineeti Chopra show off their enviable figures on Yoga Day 2019

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 15:00 IST Mandira Bedi and Parineeti Chopra celebrate International Yoga Day 2019It’s International Day of Yoga 2019, and like everyone, Bollywood stars, too, are busy celebrating it by flaunting their fit side through pictures and videos.Mandira Bedi and Parineeti Chopra also joined band of celebrities in showing off their fit bodies while doing yoga asanas.Parineeti took to her Instagram account to share a picture of her nailing a yoga pose, while showing off her stretching skills and enviable body.She captioned the picture, “For flexibilty, strength and mental peace. I love yoga. #InternationalYogaDay.”For the picture, Parineeti donned an all-black ensemble and looked undeniably hot in it.She opted for a black sheer sports bra and black gym mini shorts with black ankle supports and gloves. She styled her look with a sleek ponytail and no-makeup look.As for Mandira, she posted her yoga video with the caption, “Wishing a healthful year ahead to all on the occasion of #internationalyogaday. #day39 #40daychallenge 2km run, 1 hour session of Yoga.”In the video, Mandira can be seen nailing a headstand, which is a part of a workout challenge that she has taken up for a healthy lifestyle.advertisementBaring her washboard abs, she opted for a multi-coloured sports bra and black gym tights for her yoga session.This is the fifth edition of Yoga Day, after UN General Assembly had declared in December 2014 that June 21 would be observed as International Day of Yoga every year.ALSO SEE | International Yoga Day 2019: Shilpa Shetty to Bipasha Basu, Bollywood stars nail yoga asanasALSO WATCH | PM Modi leads 5th edition of International Yoga Day in RanchiGet 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 byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Parineeti ChopraFollow Mandira Bedi Next Mandira Bedi and Parineeti Chopra show off their enviable figures on Yoga Day 2019Mandira Bedi and Parineeti Chopra joined Bollywood celebrities in showing off their fit bodies while doing yoga asanas on International Yoga Day today by putting pictures and videos on Instagram.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Memes galore as Virat Kohli pleads with folded hands to umpire over DRS call

first_img 7 third Man Point Match Ended Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) 3 (50.0) fine Leg 8 0 91.30 2 224/8 224/8 Mid off Mid on 10 52 e/r Mid off Square Leg Toss: IND elected to bat Mid Wicket 24 covers 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , 0 graphs vs Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 10 2 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 1 fine Leg 1 Mid off (50.0) third Man 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , Mid off All batsmen are considered right handed 2 0 21 All batsmen are considered right handed Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami b Mohammed Shami c & b Jasprit Bumrah covers b Yuzvendra Chahal Point 213/10 ( Ur Rahman 49.5 Overs) , Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal 0 3.9 Square Leg Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed Point covers third Man Mid off India IND fine Leg Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah 2 0 2 Mid on fine Leg 213 Square Leg 42 fine Leg third Man Mid Wicket Point 21 1 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 India IND 4/40 (9.5) 0 third Man 36 Point third Man 1 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , nb Afghanistan 10 fine Leg Mid off 0 9.5 Mid on Mid Wicket Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal 3 0 third Man 27 Square Leg fine Leg 0 b Mohammed Shami Mid off Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal third Man Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 19 covers Mid Wicket 55 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , covers Square Leg 0 0 Mid off 4.06 Mid on covers 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , 23 42.10 4 Mid on ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) B commentary 39center_img All batsmen are considered right handed Afghanistan AFG 3.9 10 India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 11:19 IST Virat Kohli. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia piped Afghanistan by 11 runs in a last-over thriller on SaturdayKohli was seen arguing with umpire Aleem Dar over a DRS callMohammed Shami’s hat-trick in the final over sealed the deal for IndiaIndia captain Virat Kohli was a bundle of energy on the field in their tense ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 thriller against Afghanistan on Saturday in Southampton.India captain had led the team from the front with the bat, scoring a fluent 63-ball 67 on a sluggish pitch wherein most batsmen struggled. India finished with only 224 but Kohli marshaled his troops wonderfully well to clinch an 11-run win over the spirited Afghanistan team.India vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: Report | HighlightsAfghanistan gave India a massive scare on Saturday and they were going steady in their chase, making sure they didn’t lose wickets in clusters.Kohli, in search of early wickets, went for an early DRS call in the third over after an LBW appeal from Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai was turned down.Shami bowled a full-length straight delivery to Zazai and hit him on his pads before going up in appeal. However, umpire Aleem Dar wasn’t interested.However, Kohli opted for the DRS after discussing the call with the bowler and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. Nonetheless, replays showed the ball pitched outside the line of the leg-stump, not much by only a whisker. The third umpire ruled the decision as umpire’s call and the on-field decision of not outstayed.Virat Kohli wasn’t quite satisfied with the replays and went straight up to the umpire and pleaded to him with folded hands.Kohli’s animated gesture has sparked a meme fest on social media with cricket fans using the viral photo to depict several real-life relatable moments.advertisementWhen traffic police catches me…#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/xtZ6lkZu3gTweet Potato (@newshungree) June 22, 2019Students in college for attendance#CWC19 #Kohli #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/KVkgrNIu3MSachin | ???? (@Subtle_Sachin) June 22, 2019Me on the last day or exam vs me on the result day #INDvAFG #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/c7pQxRh8VOsweety (@piggy_chopps) June 22, 2019attitude of a guy whole year vs few days before the exam..#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/8X3vVnWBi7Chirag (@chirag_rachchh) June 22, 20191. Banks when I don’t need loan2. Banks when I really need loan#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/NKn84QYOd8Tweet Potato (@newshungree) June 22, 20191. Boss, when project deadline is near2. Same boss, when I ask for leave#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/vd5xNDOaOzTweet Potato (@newshungree) June 22, 2019Having clinched an 11-run win, India are sitting pretty at the 3rd spot of the 10-team table with 9 points from 5 matches. Virat Kohli’s men will next face the West Indies on June 27.Also Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah’s wickets turning point, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Captain’s trust has given me confidence, says Jasprit Bumrah after India beat AfghanistanAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow umpire Aleem DarFollow DRS callFollow India vs Afghanistan 5.1 Super Over 0 view full scorecard 45 b Mohammed Shami Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya Square Leg 0 India Mid Wicket Mid on 0 covers Point 0 Afghanistan batting AFG batting 0 c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 w 87.5 S/R India Bowling IND Bowling 0 40 All batsmen are considered right handed covers All batsmen are considered right handed (49.5) 0 Next not out 1 94.54 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah (49.5) 0 fine Leg 16 fine Leg covers 57.14 Mid on Scorecard 0 Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) third Man advertisement 10 Square Leg Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah 0 m 213 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , Afghanistan AFG 41.66 67 (63) Point Mid on r (49.5) 1 Fall of Wickets – 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , R 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal Square Leg Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami Square Leg 0 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami 213 o Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs 6s Gulbadin Naib (c) G. Naib (c) c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya wd 2/36 (10) Mohammed Shami M. Shami Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) 10 Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 4 Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 0 0 Point 2 No data available! Mid off 63 Mid on 70 All batsmen are considered right handed 52 (55) Point 14 Mid Wicket 2 0 1 World Cup 2019: Memes galore as Virat Kohli pleads with folded hands to umpire over DRS callICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India captain Virat Kohli was seen pleading with folded hands to on-field umpire Aleem Dar over a DRS call that went in favor of Afghanistan on Saturday. Kohli’s men survived a massive scare and clinched an 11-run win. Mid Wicket 39 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) 51 46.66 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 36 Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 1 Mid Wicket 0 0 4s All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed 3.6 0 0 Match Ended view more view less 64.28last_img read more

Ajantha Mendis retires from cricket as only bowler with 6-wicket hauls in Tests, ODIs and T20Is

first_img Next Ajantha Mendis retires from cricket as only bowler with 6-wicket hauls in Tests, ODIs and T20IsSri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from all formats of the game after not having played for his country in almost 4 years.advertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 22:11 IST Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 34 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSAjantha Mendis has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 34Mendis played 145 internationals for Sri LankaHowever, Mendis hasn’t played for his country since 2015Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis who took the world by a storm with his ‘carrom ball’ has bid goodbye to all forms of cricket at the ripe age of 34. Mendis last played for Sri Lanka on December 26, 2015, against New Zealand in Christchurch.Mendis announced his arrival on the world stage with a spell of 6/13 against India in the Asia Cup 2008 final, bamboozling the opposition star batsmen with his mystery balls. Later the same year and against the same opposition, Mendis broke the record of the most wickets taken in a 3-Test debut series by picking a mind-boggling 26 wickets.Mendis later went on to become the fastest ever to 50 ODI wickets and till date remains the only bowler to take 6-wicket-hauls in T20s twice. Another unique record that Mendis still holds is being the only bowler in the sport’s history to have picked 6-wicket-hauls in all the 3 formats of the game.Congratulations menda on a short but great career.Unfortunately injuries kept u away but god is kind and will open plenty of avenues to you. Stay blessed brotha pic.twitter.com/ikbrmRjPg9 Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) August 28, 2019Ajantha Mendis the inventor of the carrom ball, has called it a day from all cricket. He was a unique cricketer and likeable personality. Have a happy retired life! Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) August 28, 2019 JUST IN Ajantha Mendis has retired from all forms of cricket!The Sri Lankan spinner took 288 wickets for his country across the three formats. pic.twitter.com/ZwABGqvRWfadvertisement ICC (@ICC) August 28, 2019Even though Mendis was Sri Lanka’s leading spinner during their 2009 and 2012 T20 World Cup campaigns, his career took a dip soon afterward as batsmen started reading him much better and injuries played their part too. His career hit possibly its lowest point when he was carted for 49 runs in 5 overs by New Zealand opening pair Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill in what turned out to be his last international outing.In all, Mendis played 19 Tests taking 70 wickets at an average of 34.77. In 87 ODIs Mendis picked 152 scalps while also getting 66 wickets in 39 T20Is. Mendis continued to be a regular part of Sri Lanka’s domestic circuit but his bowling reserves have been on such a decline that he has been playing primarily as a batsman in recent matches.Having seen various highs and lows in his short career, Mendis should still take pride in the fact that he gave a number of top batsmen a few sleepless nights at the peak of his career.Also Read | Marais Erasmus, Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Kumar Dharmasena to officiate in last 2 Ashes TestsAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah rekindles memories of our prime, he could’ve been one of us: Curtly AmbroseFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ajantha MendisFollow Sri Lanka Cricketlast_img read more

Beauty and the Box: Sony’s S5100 Blu-Ray Player

first_imgHome theater boxes are in an awkward transitionary period right now; almost like the VHS to DVD switch that happened years ago, but worse. It’s clear that streaming media from the Internet is the way of the future, but streaming services like Netflix and Hulu haven’t been able to match the variety and availability of physical disks, which leaves savvy consumers in a bit of a quandary. Do you buy a media streamer that can’t play discs, or do you buy a disc player that can’t connect to the web?A handful of manufacturers have offered up devices that attempt to bridge this gap, but none can match the style and elegance of the Sony S5100.With it’s edgy, angular design and matte black finish, this thing looks like it could’ve fallen out the cockpit of a stealth fighter jet. But the modern look isn’t without purpose — we get the impression that the designers are making a statement here. The angled top suggests it can’t be stacked on, can’t be topped, and will therefore always enjoy a prominent spot in your home theater setup. In essence, it’s the last box you’ll ever need.What’s best is that the S5100 has the guts to back up that statement. Sporting an impressive list of specs, it may very well be the last box you ever need to purchase. In addition to the blue-beam optical drive that can play your DVDs and Blu-Rays, it also has built in WiFi, app support, NFC, and 3D playback. As long as smell-o-vision isn’t invented anytime soon, it’ll probably remain relevant for years into the future.Sony hasn’t yet announced an official release date, but expect the S5100 to roll out sometime this spring. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men This 3-Pound Rapid Raft Is the World’s Lightest, Most Packable Raftlast_img read more