Tottenham winger Nkoudou attracting German interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham winger George-Kevin Nkoudou is attracting interest from Germany.Nkoudou is expected to leave Spurs this month after a tough first-half of the season.Foot Mercato says despite his playing struggles, Nkoudou has attracted enquiries from across Europe.German clubs have contacted the minders of the 23-year-old. As have Italian, Spanish and French teams.Nkoudou is contracted to Spurs until 2021. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs fullback Aurier: Pochettino was right to leave me outby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSerge Aurier admits he tried to leave Tottenham over the summer.While Aurier is away on international duty, he has opened up about the events of last season.The Ivory Coast fullback said, “I was looking for an exit, so I couldn’t play. When you’re trying to move, you can’t play because an injury or whatever else can scupper everything. “I wanted to leave so it was normal for me to not be on the pitch. Beyond that, it’s the manager’s decision. He’s the one who decides what’s best for the group.”Like I’ve said, the season is long so we’ll try and be better going forward and for what comes next. That desire to leave, I think it’s a bit normal. I’m an important player of the national team. I’m not 20 anymore and I need to play, to be happy. “There are situations that mean you need to make a decision. I’m a big boy and a dad, so there are choices that are good for me and my family.”
GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 05: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators celebrates a fumble recovery during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)University of Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Dante Fowler is forgoing his final year of eligibility so he can enter the 2015 NFL Draft, where he is a projected top-10 pick. Even though he is leaving Gainesville a year early, Fowler has shown he has a lot of love for Gator fans and he did so again today.During UF’s 57-56 win over Arkansas, Fowler hung out with the Rowdy Reptiles, Florida’s student section. He waved pom-poms and even showed off his dance moves. After the game, Fowler showed love to the fans via his Instagram account:Had fun with them #RowdyReptilesA photo posted by Dante Fowler (@6ixxgod) on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:15pm PSTIt’s always good to see college athletes have fun and support fellow student-athletes. Fowler is an excellent example of that.[ @ThomasGoldkamp ]
Ohio State Media DayNo college football team will be covered more by the media this season than Ohio State. The Buckeyes have a hefty local media contingent covering them on a daily – and, really, hourly – basis. Dozens of national reporters will also descend upon Columbus for days at a time to write about Urban Meyer and his elite program. Just look at how packed it was at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this afternoon for Ohio State’s media day. OSU’s video production team has released a couple “All Of The Lights” videos to boast about the team’s national exposure. Can Ohio State handle the spotlight? Most likely.
Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Molde told him they hope he does so well at Old Trafford that he won’t return to the Norwegian club.Solskjaer, a fans’ favourite at United from his playing days, was drafted in to fill the void left by Jose Mourinho when the Special One was sacked in December .His spell has since proved a runaway success, with a string of impressive victories propelling the club back into contention for Champions League qualification. 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? Molde agreed to loan out their manager for the second half of the 2018-19 season, but Solskjaer joked that the club would like to see him stay longer in Manchester.“When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself – and please don’t come back!’“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about,” he explained to reporters.“To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them – but it depends when I go back.“It’s been fantastic so far. Hopefully I will get to see my family soon, because that has been the only downside to the job.”Solskjaer saw a club-record run of eight consecutive wins after taking over curtailed midweek by a 2-2 draw to Burnley, although he remains unbeaten in the United hot seat.And having declined to pursue any transfer targets in the January window, the Reds are back in action on Sunday when they visit Leicester City.On being consulted by the club on potential transfer activity Solskjaer opined: “I think it’s quite natural that whoever is in charge and whoever is involved with the players already here has a voice in that.“I have got to know the players, what potential they have, how far away they are from reaching that potential, and who we can build a team on. So of course I put my views into the club.“It was just about coming in to work with the players and I knew that if the club had targets for the transfer window, they would have discussed them with me.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
EA Sports’ new FIFA 20 mode Volta will be heavy on allowing gamers to be creative – much like the inventiveness that’s been crucial to the success of video game rival Fortnite.Volta, the Portuguese word for ‘return’, is the developer’s latest innovation, which will allow FIFA players to take football back to the streets, away from the familiar arenas of big clubs.While much of the focus has been on ensuring the format’s gameplay debut is engaging, EA Sports have also worked significantly on making the product customisable – allowing for gamers to show their creativity and style with important parts of the Volta world. 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? With Fortnite giving its users a creative licence to modify skins, costumes, weapons and other parts of the environment, Volta will be unveiling a similar model which will allow gamers to show their imagination and individuality by customising such features as clothing, logos, stadiums and avatars.EA Sports creative director Matt Prior explains the ability for creativity within the Volta game mode will be revolutionary for the FIFA franchise and it will be constantly evolving throughout its life cycle.”I think Volta offers user creativity like we never have offered before in FIFA,” Prior told Goal.”That’s creativity in the sense of your look, the vanity but also when you create your team, you pick a logo, you pick a venue and the creativity around the venue makes such a big difference.“The Volta community itself will be ever expanding and changing. The teams you play with and against, whether online or offline, is user generated content. So there will be people coming to the game throughout the cycle. They will create avatars and teams and they will go into the pool of teams you can play against.”With the new trend for games to continually be updated and changed after their release, Prior revealed Volta will be following the FIFA Ultimate Team live service model and mentioned a few exciting features within the mode.”We will be doing live seasons, so we will be introducing more vanity items over the course of the game’s cycle,” he said.The World is your stadium in #VOLTAFOOTBALL #FIFA20 pic.twitter.com/ay4eho6o3n— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) August 11, 2019″What you see on the disk is not just what is going to be available. If you stick around through the game, you will see the new content drop. We will also be introducing tournaments as well throughout so you will get new tournaments on the map.”The days of a game not changing once it’s been packed and shipped are long gone. A lot of games, such as FUT, offer the live service model and it’s something gamers have come to expect. I think Volta is a great forum to do that because the fashion of the in-game players is a big part of it.”For fans of famous clothing brands, EA Sports is also planning to collaborate with big names in the fashion industry to create game-related content.These content drops are planned for both in the game and in the outside world, with Prior hinting at the involvement of the world’s biggest sportswear manufacturer.”We will be looking to work with brands such as adidas so there is an opportunity for some unique content within the game but also opportunities in the real world,” Prior said.Volta will be a part of the new FIFA 20 game – which will be released on September 27.- Goal’s Kieran Francis tested an early version of FIFA 20 and Volta at the EA Producers Tour in Shanghai, China.
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns blows a bubble during warmups before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Longtime author/reporter Jeff Snook reported over the weekend that Texas head coach Tom Herman and his wife, Michelle Herman, were the ones who leaked news of the allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.These accusations have since been pushed back on by Herman, his wife and McMurphy.“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,” McMurphy tweeted.“It is absolutely untrue,” Tom Herman said in a statement. “Neither I, nor anybody in my family, has ever communicated with Brett McMurphy about the situation at Ohio State.”Michelle Herman, meanwhile, took to Twitter to address the situation.Nope, wasn’t me either! pic.twitter.com/OUjbn5iOJv— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) August 11, 2018Jeff Snook, meanwhile, took to Facebook to reveal that Michelle Herman sent him the following message:“This is BS — we had no reason good enough to do that to Shelley or Urban.”Michelle Herman reportedly continues to stay in touch with Jeff Snook. He went on the radio this afternoon and said that she texted him roughly 20 times on Tuesday.Urban Meyer, meanwhile, remains on paid administrative leave. He’s been on leave for exactly two weeks. Ohio State’s investigation is expected to conclude by the end of the week.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban spent the entire offseason figuring out different ways to not tell the public who his starting quarterback would be against Louisville on opening night. But once the game started, well, he couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.Tua Tagovailoa, who didn’t start a game last season but came in at halftime of the national title contest against Georgia to lead the Crimson Tide on an incredible come-from-behind victory, was officially the starter.Jalen Hurts, who started every game for the past two seasons, did not get the nod.Tagovailoa promptly led Alabama on a touchdown drive to start off the game. He found Jerry Jeudy in the corner of the end zone.And it’s Tua Tagovailoa starting under center for Bama pic.twitter.com/SxzfYNH5tI— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 2, 2018Tua is just a playmaker #Devy #Superflex pic.twitter.com/80LXAChu9n— Clayton Stefan (@DFF_Clayton) September 2, 2018While Tagovailoa started the game, you can expect to see Hurts against Louisville as well. Saban may just rotate the quarterbacks, for all we know. But Tagovailoa started the game under center, and that matters.Alabama currently leads Louisville 7-0 just a few minutes into the contest.
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game 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)Week 7 of the college football season kicked off earlier this week with the year’s first Tuesday night game. The action continued on Thursday night with an upset win by Texas Tech over TCU in a surprisingly low-scoring contest.Will there be more upsets coming this weekend? You can count on it.ESPN has released its predictions for Week 7’s biggest games. Two ESPN reporters are picking a major upset.No. 2 Georgia travels Baton Rouge this weekend for a contest against No. 13 LSU. Will Death Valley give the Tigers a lift over the Bulldogs? Two ESPN analysts believe so.Heather Dinich: LSU 24, Georgia 21Alex Scarborough: LSU 31, Georgia 30LSU and Georgia are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on CBS.
RALEIGH, NC – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack 38-31 at Carter Finley Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite predictions that N.C. State was in a prime position to beat No. 3 Clemson on Saturday, the Wolfpack ended up getting blown out by the Tigers. After the 41-7 win, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney admitted to going the extra mile to rub it in his opponent’s face.Late in the game, one of the sideline play cards showed a picture of a laptop. Last year, N.C. State coach Dave Doeren alleged that Clemson was using a laptop to gain a competitive edge.Swinney admitted that the laptop picture was a playful attempt to troll his opponents.“That was the ultimate troll, wasn’t it?… I was hoping y’all might notice that,” Swinney said. “They wanted to have a little fun with that… and I said, ‘Well, hey, if you earn it, put it up there.’ I don’t think you saw it until the fourth quarter, but that was a troll.”“That was the ultimate troll, wasn’t it?” – Dabo Swinney on Clemson using a laptop play card against NC State ? pic.twitter.com/W7C7j74xxA— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 21, 2018The Tigers scored 31 unanswered points before N.C. State scored a rushing TD in the fourth quarter.With their win and Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Saturday, it is likely that the Tigers will rise to No. 2 in the college football polls.[Greenville News]
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)We are only hours away from the Alabama-Clemson rubber match in the CFP National Championship Game.Prior to the game, Vegas computer OddsShark released a final score prediction for the game.OddsShark’s prediction is remarkably close, with Alabama projected to win by a razor-thin, 41.6-41.0 margin.Alabama and Clemson both come into the game with unbeaten 14-0 records.The two teams both went 12-0 in the regular season, won their respective conference title games, and the CFP semi-final games back in December.The two teams have split the previous meetings in the national title game. Alabama won the title 45-40 in the first meeting, with Clemson winning the second one 35-31.Last year, Alabama beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl as part of the CFP semi-finals.The Crimson Tide come into the game as 5.5-point favorites.Alabama has scored 47.7 points per game while allowing 16.2, while Clemson has scored 44.3 points per game while allowing 12.9.
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West Ham United hand evidence to police on racist abuse of Mohamed SalahA video emerged on social media in which audible racial slurs were directed at Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah as he was taking a corner. The match between West Ham United and Liverpool finished in a 1-1 draw.advertisement Reuters LondonFebruary 8, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 08:37 IST Mohamed Salah was last year named PFA Player of the Year (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Ham hand evidence to the police after completing an investigation into racist abuseA video emerged on social media in which audible racial slurs were directed at Liverpool forward Mohamed SalahThe match between West Ham United and Liverpool finished in a 1-1 drawWest Ham United have handed evidence to the police after completing an investigation into racist abuse shouted at Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah during their Premier League match at the London Stadium on Monday.A video emerged on social media in which audible racial slurs were directed at the 26-year-old Egypt international as he was taking a corner. The match finished in a 1-1 draw.The user who posted the video on Twitter said: “I went to watch West Ham vs Liverpool and I was disgusted by what I was hearing. People like this deserve no place in our society let alone football matches.”The Metropolitan Police had told Reuters in an email that officers were in the process of reviewing the footage and West Ham said in a statement on Thursday that they had given all of their evidence to the police.”After a thorough and immediate investigation following the abhorrent racist abuse aimed at Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah on Monday night, West Ham United can confirm that it has handed evidence to the Metropolitan Police,” the statement said.”The Club is unequivocal in its stance – such abuse will not be tolerated. There is no place or excuse for this kind of behaviour.”Salah was last year named PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year after he scored 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions last season.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mohamed Salah Next
Motorola One Pro could come with four rear cameras, leaked renders suggest waterdrop notchThe Motorola One Pro is expected to be the flagship offering in the Motorola One lineup. The phone will sport a quad camera setup and is expected to be a substitute for the Motorola Z4 in other countries.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 10:43 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Motorola One Pro will come with a quad camera setup.The One Pro was initially supposed to be the Motorola Z4.The renders show a notched display.Motorola is taking its Android One series phones quite seriously this year. Tomorrow, the company will be launching its Motorola One Vision in India as an affordable midrange offering. International rumours suggest it is also working on another One series device that will be aimed at the budget segment with triple camera setup. However, the leaks also suggested that there will two more One series of devices from Motorola and one of them has leaked. It’s called the Motorola One Pro.According to a bunch of latest leaked renders from Cashkaro, Motorola will be presenting the One Pro as its flagship offering in the One series of phones. No specifications have been leaked so far but the renders for the device have been released and it’s quite similar to one set of render we have seen previously. The One Pro has a quad camera module at the back with a massive camera housing also containing the big Motorola logo.There’s no mention of what this quad camera setup will contain but Motorola could mostly end of following the industry norm of equipping it with the usual set of cameras. The primary camera could use a 48-megapixel camera and a combination of a telephoto camera, a wide-angle camera and a depth camera could be accompanying it. Apart from being focused on cameras, the Motorola One Pro seems to be a premium device aimed at the premium midrange segment. The rear panel seems to be made of brushed metal, which is weird considering glass is the primary material of choice for premium devices. At the front, there’s an edge-to-edge display with narrow bezels and a tiny waterdrop notch. With no capacitive fingerprint sensor visible, it seems that the phone will be utilising an AMOLED display consisting of an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.advertisementThe leak mentions that the One Pro was supposed to be called the Motorola Z4 earlier. However, that’s not the case anymore and it will be launched as Motorola One series device.As of now, it’s too early to assume anything from this leak blindly. The Motorola One Pro is supposed to be the flagship offering in the One lineup and the use of certain elements make it dubious. With the One Vision and One Action sporting a hole-punch display, it’s weird to see the One Pro with a waterdrop notch.Nonetheless, stay tuned for all the updates regarding the Motorola One Pro in the coming weeks.ALSO READ | Motorola One Power review: Android One plus a massive battery equals a winnerALSO READ | Motorola One Vision in coming to India on June 20: Here’s why you should wait for itALSO READ | Motorola One Vision goes official: Specs, price, availability and everything you must knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee
Next Motorola One Vision to sell for Rs 19,999: What other smartphones can you buy for same priceThe Motorola One Vision will be going on sale from June 27 in India. For Rs 19,999, it’s quite a good deal and here’s how it compares to its alternatives in that price bracket.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 10:31 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Motorola One Vision is priced in India at Rs 19,999The Poco F1 at Rs 17,999 offers the best specifications in its class.The Galaxy A50 with its triple camera is suitable for shutterbugs.Last week, Motorola announced its One Vision smartphone for the Indian market. Priced at Rs 19,999, the One Vision is Motorola’s latest offering in the affordable midrange segment with some never-before-seen features, apart from the two gorgeous colours variants Motorola is offering in the Indian market. The phone differs itself from its rivals with its unique 21:9 display with a hole-punch camera cutout.The One Vision also has a few other features that could make you go for it. For starters, it is part of the Android One program and comes with a clean stock Android interface that’s guaranteed to be updated to Android Q and Android R. It also looks stylish with its unique gradient pattern. Paired with a Samsung Exynos 9609 chipset and a 48-megapixel primary rear camera, this is a great package for those who want a phone under Rs 20,000.But what if you want to have a look at all the other options? What if the One Vision doesn’t fit your bill for the price? We have narrowed down some of the great alternatives you can consider.Best alternatives to Motorola One VisionPoco F1 (from Rs 17,999)If specs are all that matters to you, the Poco F1 easily tramples the Motorola One Vision. Compared to midrange chips in this price, the Poco F1 uses last year’s flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. This makes it a good deal for those who only care about performance. On top of that, the Poco F1 comes with a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging, IR Face Unlock and a pair of good cameras. It runs on MIUI 10 with the Poco launcher and this might irk many who prefer a clean and bloat-free user experience. Also, the phone is made of plastic and it sports a design that makes the Motorola One Vision look extremely modern.advertisementSamsung Galaxy A50 (from Rs 18,499)The Galaxy A50 is more like the One Vision in its approach to a smartphone experience. The Galaxy A50 uses an almost similar chipset as the One Vision and even gets a gradient design, albeit with a plastic rear panel. However, as with most Samsung devices, the Galaxy A50 scores high with its 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display sporting tiny waterdrop notch on top. It also gets an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The highlight has to be its triple camera setup, including a wide-angle camera. With a 15W fast charging equipped 4000mAh battery, the Galaxy A50 is a solid package at this price.Oppo F11 Pro (from Rs 19,999)The Oppo F11 Pro has a seen a massive price cut and is now selling for Rs 19,999. At this price, the F11 Pro has to be the most advanced phone you can buy right now. The highlight of the phone has to be its pop-up selfie camera that makes for a display with no notch or hole-punch cutout for the camera. It also sports beautiful gradient colours, 20W fast charging for its 4000mAh battery and a 48-megapixel primary rear camera. The MediaTek Helio P70 is powerful enough for daily tasks but don’t expect great gaming performance.Nokia 8.1 (from Rs 19,999)The Nokia 8.1 is another great buy at Rs 19,999 if you prefer a premium build and design along with a clean Android experience. The Nokia 8.1 is also an Android One phone and coupled with a Snapdragon 710 chipset, it’s one of the fastest phones you can buy in this price bracket. The cameras also impressed us while the display gets support for HDR+ content.ALSO READ | Motorola One Vision quick review: The cool Moto is backALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable priceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Motorola
Next Press Trust of India BangkokJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 16:55 IST Saina Nehwal registered a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn Chaiwan. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal registered a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn ChaiwanRankireddy-Ponnappa stunned Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu YingFifth seed Kidambi Srikanth defeated Chinese qualifier Ren Peng Bo 21-13 17-21 21-19Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to the court in style, registering a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn Chaiwan, to sail into the women’s singles second round of the Thailand Open here on Wednesday.Returning to action after nearly two months, Saina, who made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week’s Japan Open because of injuries, got past Chaiwan 21-17 21-19 in her opening round contest.The seventh-seeded Indian will next play the winner of another first-round match between Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi and Ruseli Hartawan of Indonesia.It was good news for Indians in the men’s singles event as well as the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap and Shubhanker Dey all progressed to the next round by overcoming their respective rivals.Fifth seed Srikanth was made to toil hard for one hour and seven minutes by Chinese qualifier Ren Peng Bo before the Indian came out victorious 21-13 17-21 21-19. Srikanth will be up against Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in the second round.Later in the day, Prannoy defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent of 21-16 22-20, while Kashyap came from a game down to beat Israel’s Misha Zilberman 18-21 21-8 21-14.Both Prannoy and Kashyap have tough second-round encounters in hand as they are up against sixth-seeded Japanese Kenta Nishimoto and third seed Chou Tien Chen of Taipei respectively.Lady luck smiled on Subhankar Dey as he was handed a walkover by top seed and world number 1 Kento Momota of Japan in his opening round contest.advertisementHowever, it was curtains for Sourabh Verma. He fought hard for 64 minutes against seventh seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan before going down 21-23 21-19 5-21 in his opening match.Earlier in the day, the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa recorded one of the biggest wins of their career, stunning Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the first round.The unseeded Indian pair battled for one hour and two minutes to get past the fifth-seeded Malaysian duo of Soon and Ying 21-18 18-21 21-17.It is only the second time that world number 23 Ponnappa and Rankireddy got the better of Soon and Ying, ranked 5th in the world. The Indian pair had defeated their Malaysian opponents in the mixed team event of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year.Ponnappa and Rankireddy will play Indonesia’s Alfian Eko Prasetya and Marsheilla Gischa Islami in the second round.The other Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy eased past Japanese duo of Kohei Gondo and Ayane Kurihara 21-16 21-13. They will next play eight seeds Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong.In another women’s singles match, India’s Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka was no match for China’s Chen Xiao Xin, losing 17-21 7-21 in the first round.Also Read | PV Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal returnsAlso Read | PV Sindhu retains 5th spot, Akane Yamaguchi new World No. 1Also 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 Thailand OpenFollow Ashwini PonnappaFollow Kidambi Srikanth Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress; Sourabh Verma crashes outSaina Nehwal will next play the winner of another first-round match between Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi and Ruseli Hartawan of Indonesiaadvertisement
scorecard advertisement commentary No data available! view more view less England champs, Aussie cheats: Banner spotted during Ashes openerAs David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft made a comeback to the Australian Test side for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal, the England crowd welcomed them with cheats banner at the Edgbaston ground. graphs India Today Web Desk BirminghamAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 16:39 IST The Ashes: England fans with ‘Aussie Cheats’ banner in the stadium during the opening Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland crowd welcomed the Australian side with an ‘Aussie Cheats’ bannerDavid Warner was booed by the crowd as he came to bat for AustraliaWarner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft returned to Test after the infamous ball-tampering scandalCameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith were playing their first Test match after returning from the ball-tampering ban and the trio got a hostile reception at Edgbaston.After Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the first Ashes Test against England on Thursday, English fans at Edgbaston greeted the Aussies with sandpaper and a banner which read: England Champs, Aussie Cheats.During the 2019 Cricket World Cup, David Warner and Steve Smith were booed across several venues in England. Warner, however, finished as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament.Some animosity towards the Australian team was expected even before the start of The Ashes. In 2018, Cameron Bancroft was caught tampering the ball during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. He was banned for 9 months while then skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were handed one-year bans. While Warner and Smith returned from their bans to play the Indian Premier League and the World Cup, this was the first time Cameron Bancroft was playing for Australia after the ball-tampering scandal.Stuart Broad who had rocked Australia early on Day 1 with the wickets of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, had warned the tourists of a tasty reception in Edgbaston.”Edgbaston will be tasty won’t it? I think you use it. I think they’d be wrong not to prepare and expect, certainly the Birmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley crowds to be quite lively. I think the atmosphere somewhere like Birmingham is just naturally brilliant.”The crowd come to see England try and win but have an amazing time with it. Look, Warner and Smith have played in front of many a big crowd and have had to warm to much abuse over their careers.advertisement”I’m sure the Barmy Army will make them slightly nervous because they are an intimidating unit, but I don’t think it will affect their performances,” Broad told cricket.com.au.Also Read | Ashes: Tim Paine’s handshake tradition creates stir ahead of Edgbaston TestAlso Read | Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on AshesAlso 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 The AshesFollow David WarnerFollow Sandpaper Gate
India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari hits maiden Test century at Sabina ParkAfter having missed out in the last match, India No. 6 Hanuma Vihari finally scored that elusive maiden Test hundred on Day 2 of the 2nd Test vs West Indies at Sabina Park, putting his side into a commanding position.advertisement Ajay Tiwari KingstonAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 01:16 IST Vihari celebrates after scoring his maiden Test ton (Courtesy @BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSHanuma Vihari scored his 1st Test century off 200 balls on SaturdayVihari’s hundred put India into the driving seat in the ongoing 2nd Test vs West IndiesVihari found an able partner in Ishant Sharma after Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja departed earlyIndian middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari, who is currently playing only his 5th Test match, scored a fighting maiden century against West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston on Saturday. By doing so, he became the 2nd Indian to score a century after Ajinkya Rahane during the ongoing 2-Test series. Vihari had missed the mark by just 7 runs in the last Test in Antigua.Vihari, in combination with Rishabh Pant, resumed the Indian innings at 264/5 but the latter was castled by West Indies captain Jason Holder off the very 1st ball of Day 2. However, having scored 42 runs already, Vihari looked unfazed by his partner’s dismissal and continued to punish the poor deliveries while showing the necessary restraint against the 2nd new ball.With Ravindra Jadeja, Vihari took India across the 300-run mark but just as the left-hander was looking settled, the former threw it away with an ugly slog off Rahkheem Cornwall, gifting the debutant his 2nd Test wicket.Players with at least a Test 100 for each side168 – Eng137 – Aus85 – India (Hanuma Vihari today!)84 – WI76 – NZ70 – SAf68 – Pak38 – SL23 – Zim21 – Ban1 – Ire0 – Afg/World XI#IndvWI #IndvsWI #WIvInd#WorldTestChampionshipMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 31, 2019However, Vihari found an able partner in fast bowler Ishant Sharma as the duo took India to Lunch without any further blows. Like Vihari, Ishant also crossed his highest Test score (31*) from 9 years ago which he scored against Sri Lanka at Galle.In the meantime, Vihari hit 15 fours on his way to the century off 200 balls and ensured India maintained their upper hand over the hosts. He was lucky to survive a loud LBW appeal off Holder after he was given out only for the DRS to reveal that the ball would have sailed over the stumps. Vihari made most of the reprieve and went on to consolidate his position as a genuine No. 6 for India. Vihari and Sharma also brought up the 50-run partnership for the 8th wicket.advertisementBefore his latest knock, Vihari had hit 18 First-class centuries and averaged close to 60. He also has a triple century to his name (302*) which he hit for Andhra against Odisha in during the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy. He was picked ahead of ODI opener Rohit Sharma for both the Tests in West Indies.It remains to be seen what kind of total India end up in their 1st innings as the pitch seems to have lost its zing from the 1st day and has just become a bit more comfortable for batting.Also Read | Virat Kohli joins elite list with 9,000 international runs outside AsiaAlso Read | Didn’t expect Dhoni to be picked for SA T20s as Pant rightly deserves more chances: Sourav GangulyFor 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 Hanuma VihariFollow West Indies vs India Next
The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Last year Bose unleashed the Soundlink Mini Bluetooth speaker, and while there was a lot to like about it, not everything was perfect. Now Bose has announced a sequel to that speaker that keeps everything good about the original in addition to stepping up and improving the weak spots.Our two main issues with the original SoundLink Mini were the relatively short battery life, and the lack of speakerphone. Both of these problems are being addressed in the Bose SoundLink Mini II. Speakerphone has been added, and the battery life has been bumped from 7 to 10 hours, making it much more likely to last a full day.The older model could be charged either with an included cradle or via an AC jack. The SoundLink Mini II keeps those options, though it also adds USB charging, which brings it up to speed with the majority of Bluetooth speakers out there.What hasn’t changed are the dimensions. The SoundLink Mini II weighs just 1.5 lbs and measures 7.1-inches wide, 2.3-inches deep, and just 2-inches tall. This doesn’t mean that the speaker is identical to the original in appearance — the Mini II is a slightly refined design.“The original SoundLink Mini did something remarkable,” product manager for Bose SoundLink speakers Jack Yu said. “There was nothing else like it, and it continues to amaze people with its sound. Our engineers kept all that performance — and added new ways to use it and love it.”This includes revamped pairing. While this was always relatively simple, voice prompts now guide the user through the pairing process, a boon if you’re buying one of these for a less then tech-savvy relative. Two devices can now be connected at the same time as well, which is handy for splitting party DJ duties.While the original SoundLink was only available in silver, the SoundLink Mini II is available in Carbon and Pearl varieties. To keep it safe, soft covers in Gray, Charcoal Black, Deep Red, Energy Green, and Navy Blue are sold separately for $25 each.The Bose SoundLink Mini II will sell for the same price as the original at $200, and will be available on June 21. Pre-orders are available now via the Bose website.This article originally appeared at The Manual’s Brother site, Digital Trends The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Editors’ Recommendations
Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley For centuries, people around the world have been drinking vinegar to ward off ailments such as indigestion and chronic fatigue. In the United States, drinking vinegars were (and are) commonly known as shrubs and date to the 1700s. In addition to curing ailments, drinking vinegars were (eventually) used in cocktails, which is how after decades of relative obscurity shrubs are back on menus across the country.On their own, drinking vinegars are a great alternative to sugary drinks like soda. In cocktails, shrubs are often used to replace citrus, as shrubs do not cloud when shaken in a drink.If you’re interested in trying drinking vinegars, there are a couple that you can pick up in stores or online.Pok Pok Som Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok fame created Pok Pok Som in 2005 for use in specialty cocktails. Customers loved it so much the restaurant began serving it with a splash of soda water on the rocks. Som comes in a variety of flavors, from ginger to apple to rhubarb and tamarind. Nothing is ever too sweet so even the sweeter-sounding flavors won’t make you feel as if you’re drinking syrup. New York City’s PDT recently used Pok Pok Som in a specialty cocktail. Ask for the Som Collins.Genki Su Drinking vinegar has long been a tradition in Japan, dating back to feudal times. Genki Su, created by Japanese-American Takako Shinjo, offers four varieties of handcrafted drinking vinegars flavored with fruit and herbs such as apple and shiso (a Japanese herb similar to mint) and sweetened with honey and Stevia, making them a low-calorie alternative to soft drinks.McClary Brothers Michigan-based McClary Brothers uses local herbs and fruit in its drinking vinegars, which are made in small batches. The apothecary-style bottles hold a selection of specialty flavors including pineapple and fennel, apple pie, and rhubarb. Seasonal flavors rotate throughout the year and most are tart with a bit of an earthy undertone. McClary suggests mixing the vinegars with bourbon, whiskey or rum for cocktails, or soda for a healthy tonic.Suja Organic and non-GMO, San Diego, California-based Suja’s drinking vinegars are cold-pressed juices, made from a mixture of apple cider vinegar and coconut vinegar, and come in eight different flavors, including flavors like Strawberry Balsamic, Lemon Cayenne, and Ginger Turmeric.Or, for the adventurous and creatives ones out there, you can make your own. Michael Dietsch’s book Shrubs is a perfect introduction into the beverage in addition to giving plenty of recipes for how to make them.(Updated on 1/17/17) 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Editors’ Recommendations The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind