About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche to stick with back-three against Arsenalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSean Dyche has admitted that he will continue with a back three for Burnley’s upcoming clash against Arsenal.The Clarets changed up their formation against Spurs at Wembley, but lost 1-0 to a stoppage time goal from Christian Eriksen.They were solid defensively and may continue the same setup against the Gunners this weekend.”I think it’s something we would consider again, we didn’t just do it for a gimmick, we did it because we thought it could be effective,” said Dyche to the Lancashire Telegraph. “In many ways, it was. The hardship when you come to these places is then being effective on the attacking side – how many times can you get that real moment of truth to open them up?”We had a few, but it is difficult. We limited them by their standards.”They are a top side and I think we’ve delivered a performance that has made it very tight, and they have had to work incredibly hard to get something from the game.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinhoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have approached Barcelona about Philippe Coutinho’s situation.Mundo Deportivo says United have made it clear that they would be ‘very interested’ in signing the Brazilian, who has struggled to hit the heights he scaled at Liverpool since moving to the Nou Camp 12 months ago.Coutinho hasn’t started a La Liga game since December 2 and that is said to have angered the Blaugrana’s record signing, who has seen Ousmane Dembele move past him in the pecking order in recent times.It is claimed that Coutinho has no intention of leaving Barcelona yet, especially with his family happy living in Catalonia, but that could change if the 26-year-old’s situation doesn’t improve between now and the end of the season.A move to United would give Coutinho a chance to win his first trophy in English football.
Man City’s 2 goal Gabriel Jesus: Aguero always helping meby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus was delighted with his brace for their 3-0 win over Wolves.The Brazilian striker is now joint top scorer with Sergio Aguero on 14 goals and after bagging seven goals in his last three game – and Gabriel says his fellow striker has been an inspiration to him.“Sergio is an amazing player and helps me a lot,” he said.“When he plays, he helps the team and when I play, I want to help the team as well. He has been a great help.“I’m playing better and I’m scoring goals, which is important for any striker.“I am playing for an amazing club and I need to keep scoring and to play well.”Gabriel also revealed he is no worse for wear after his collision with the post in the first-half, adding: “I’m good – I have a little pain at the back of my head and it’s obviously dangerous when you hit your head like that, but I’m good and feel fine.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard tells kids: Now do it consistentlyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has challenged his young players to build on their exciting start.The Blues meet Brighton on the back of a youthful XI thrashing Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup.The manager said, “I think the fact we are seeing a great number of them on the pitch speaks for it. “As a group, there is a lot of work ahead of them. The step into the first team is the easier one, now it’s about staying in it.”They all seemed very comfortable. It was a different game to a Premier League game, but they are confident lads. They have every grounding and base needed.”He also said, “The fact that we haven’t won at home in the league is something that we obviously we want to correct. If we want to be where we want to be we’re going to need home wins.”We must respect Brighton hugely because they’re playing very well, playing some really good football – new manager, change of style, maybe not the points on the board that they deserve. “So we can’t just because we haven’t had a home win expect it will come because we’re Chelsea and they’re Brighton – no we respect them and we’ll try and get our win.”
Hawk-Eye apologise after Spurs blunderby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe company that provides the Premier League’s video assistant referee (VAR) technology has apologised to Tottenham and Watford fans after an incorrect graphic was sent to the big screen during Saturday’s 1-1 draw.Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs after a VAR review for handball decided the goal had been correctly awarded.However, initially the big screen wrongly indicated a ‘no goal’ verdict.Hawk-Eye Innovations said it will work with the league to avoid future issues.The company said: “Hawk-Eye apologises to Spurs and Watford fans for the confusion caused.”We are working together with the Professional Game Match Officials Board [the body responsible for professional match officials in England] and the Premier League to understand the root cause of this problem and propose a series of measures to ensure it won’t happen again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The LA Galaxy named Guillermo Barros Schelotto as the club’s new head coach on Wednesday, and the Argentine has promised to bring an attacking brand of soccer to the club. Schelotto takes over a club looking to rebound from missing the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, only the second time the club has failed to make the playoffs in back-to-back years. Despite that, the 45-year-old takes over a roster with plenty of attacking options. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 22 times in his first MLS season and is back for more, giving Schelotto and attacking centerpiece to go along with a midfield that currently includes three designated players, though the club will have to make adjustments in that department to comply with league rules. 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? The club will also get the chance to build through the MLS draft and throughout the rest of the offseason, and Schelotto has high expectations heading into his first year in charge. “We want to be offensive, and we want to open the field,” he told the club’s website. “I have the biggest expectations about the players that we have—Zlatan Ibrahimovic, [Romain] Alessandrini, [Giovani and Jonathan] dos Santos. “We have good international players, and we have good American players as well. I think we can have a good year. I think that I have the best expectations for them. We can work together, and we can do something for Galaxy.” The former Boca Juniors boss also explained his decision to join up with the Galaxy, saying that he sees big things in the future for the club under the direction of recently hired general manager Dennis te Kloese. “I decide [to join] Galaxy because I know the league, I know what we are talking about. I think that the next step after Boca was outside the country and the Galaxy gave me the opportunity,” he said. “I’ve been talking with Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese and I think that we are aligned on the Galaxy’s future. I took this position because I am thinking about the future of not just me, but the Galaxy. I think it will be very important and I want to be a part.”
Xavi believes Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich would be an ideal signing for Barcelona as the Germany international’s reputation continues to swell.The 23-year-old has been an ever-present for the Bavarian giants this season, making 26 appearances in all competitions.Despite playing most of his career at right-back, Kimmich – who was named among the Goal 50 – has been moved into a central midfield role of late. 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? And that display of versatility makes him well-suited to moving to Camp Nou, according to the Spaniard.Speaking alongside Kimmich at a training camp in Doha, Xavi told Bild : “I spoke to Pep Guardiola, my ex-coach from Barcelona, about him.”Pep said: ‘I have a player in the team who can play in every position!’ “I asked, ‘Who is the boy?’ He told me something about a man named ‘Kimmitsch’, whom I honestly had never heard of before.”Since that day, when I talked to Pep, I have followed your career. After all, Pep says that for a reason. “I knew right away, when I saw you playing, that you could become a great player. And that’s you today! “Joshua is the present and future of FC Bayern and the German national team. And you really can play in any position.”Since Dani Alves left the club in 2016 , both Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto have failed to make the right-back position at Barcelona their own.Kimmich would solve Ernesto Valverde’s problems at the back but Xavi is conscious that Bayern play at a similar level.The Al Sadd midfielder and Qatar World Cup ambassador added: “You would be the perfect player for FC Barcelona! “In my career, I have always kept my eyes open to find players who would suit Barca well. “As previously with Philipp Lahm, Joshua Kimmich could without any problems play at Barcelona. That would fit well. “But Bayern Munich play on the same level as Barca, and you can achieve a lot there.”Across his 22-year career Xavi has won 31 major honours, including the World Cup and two European Championship titles with Spain.He developed a reputation as a metronomic passer in midfield and was the central pillar of Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona team between 2008 and 2012.But Xavi believes Kimmich’s flexibility means he could even eclipse him as a player.”I thought before I met Joshua that he wanted to be a defender,” he stated.”But he already told me that he has another big wish. Joshua can play perfectly in midfield as a number six. “Definitely [he can be the next Xavi]. He can make the difference. “He can be one of the best players in world football in several positions, maybe he already is. “That distinguishes him from me: I could play in one position, he is versatile.”
Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th career goal as France bounced back from their defeat in Turkey by hammering Andorra 4-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group H.France made the trip south of the border on the back of slumping to just their second defeat since March 2018, but made light work of Andorra on Tuesday.Mbappe’s deft chip got things started early on, with maiden international goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Florian Thauvin putting France 3-0 up by half-time. 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? Kurt Zouma got in on the act midway through the second half as – with Turkey losing 2-1 to Iceland – France moved back to the top of Group H in style.100 – Kylian Mbappé has scored his 100th goal in all competitions with club (87) + national team (13), in his 180th game played in his career. Centenary. #ANDFRA pic.twitter.com/emh6UdwfvI— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 11, 2019France wasted little time in taking the initiative, racing ahead inside 11 minutes when Antoine Griezmann played a perfectly weighted pass into Mbappe, who made no mistake with a sublime lob into the right-hand corner.Ben Yedder had drilled into the side netting prior to Mbappe’s opener, but found the target in the 30th minute, with Josep Gomes unable to keep the Sevilla striker’s first-time effort out.France had another in first-half injury-time – Mbappe lifting a wonderful cross to the back post where Thauvin was on hand to finish acrobatically.Griezmann should have made it four after the restart, but directed a tame header straight at Gomes, before Thauvin turned another delightful Mbappe delivery wide.Zouma showed no such profligacy on the hour, bundling home at the second attempt after his initial header had been saved.Mbappe should have made it five with a close-range header in stoppage time, though his miss did little to raise Andorra’s spirits as they slumped to a fourth successive defeat without scoring.What does it mean? Les Bleus back on trackSaturday’s defeat to Turkey served as a stark reminder for France that they could not cruise through qualifying.Didier Deschamps’ side were never likely to struggle against Andorra, but showed no complacency in a comprehensive performance that more than made up for their dismal display in Turkey.Century up for MbappeMbappe struggled against Turkey, but he capped another spectacular season off in style this time out, reaching the milestone of 100 career goals in just his 180th appearance at senior level. Griezmann fails to get in on the actGriezmann teed up Mbappe’s opener, but lacked his usual confidence in front of goal, failing to connect properly with a strike in the opening stages, as well as missing a golden chance to get himself on the scoresheet early in the second half.What’s next?France host Albania on September 7 in their fifth qualifier, while Andorra travel to Turkey. read more
The war of words continues between Donald Trump and the U.S. women’s national team, with Ali Krieger having sent her support to Megan Rapinoe and joined her in saying she would not be visiting the White House. For those keeping count, that’s now three of the USA’s biggest female stars, with Alex Morgan having made her stance on the matter clear as well, who have publicly said they would not visit the President should they be invited. Trump, who has hit out at Rapinoe on multiple occasions, did so again via tweet on Wednesday, but offered an invitation to the entire team, win or lose, after the World Cup. 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? “Women’s soccer player, Megan Rapinoe, just stated that she is ‘not going to the F…ing White House if we win’,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, black unemployment is at the lowest level in our country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019″I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! “We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. “Megan should never disrespect our country, the White House, or our flag, especially since so much has been done for her and the team. “Be proud of the flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!” But Krieger has joined a growing list of players who say they will not be making the trip to visit Trump, and hit back at the President for his treatment of women, the LGBTQ+ community and other minority groups. In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.— Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) June 26, 2019″In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.” Krieger’s support of the LGBTQ+ community should come as no surprise. The defender is engaged to goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, with the two having gone public with their relationship prior to the World Cup. As for Trump, it will be interesting to see if his invitation holds as the list of players unwilling to attend grows. The President pulled his invitation to NBA champion Steph Curry for “hesitating” to accept in 2017, prompting NBA superstar LeBron James to call him a “bum”. Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017The USWNT has more pressing business to attend to for the moment, however, with a quarter-final against host nation France coming up on Friday.
Brazil full-back Dani Alves came to the defence of team-mate Neymar in the wake of growing criticism and reports of a potential Paris Saint-Germain exit.Neymar missed out on the Copa America due to an injury suffered in a pre-tournament friendly against Qatar, as Brazil went on to win the competition without him.Serving as hosts of the tournament, Brazil went on to beat rivals Argentina in the semi-finals, with Alves himself turning in a masterclass performance, before taking down Peru in the tournament finale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The win was Brazil’s first Copa America since 2007 and comes on the heels of a disappointing World Cup performance for Neymar and the side in Russia last summer.The PSG attacker has made headlines after he missed out on the start of the team’s pre-season, prompting the club to state that “appropriate measures” will be taken to discipline the Brazilian star.Neymar’s father says the absence was previously agreed upon as the winger attended to charitable commitments of which the club had been notified.However, PSG sporting director Leonardo said that the club are open to selling the former Barcelona star at the right price, while adding that Neymar’s former club had only held “superficial” talks with regards to re-signing him.And Alves was quick to come to the defence of his Brazil team-mate amid criticism that he is not a team player for either Brazil or PSG.”If a team has Messi, it must play for [Lionel] Messi, as it is with [Cristiano] Ronaldo. And Neymar is no different, he’s on another level and, the more the team dedicates itself to him, he’ll continue to give an answer on the pitch. I don’t think these kind of players do things that are not for the sake of the team,” Alves told SporTV’s ‘Bem Amigos’.”I realised this when I played with Messi: if he’s on my side, why should I do other than trying to get the ball to him? I know how decisive he can be, he must have the ball. And Neymar is that kind of player.”But sometimes I feel there’s this sensibility over Neymar that everything he does should be put under scrutiny. I disagree with a lot of the criticism about him because some of it targets his off-pitch doings and not his football, where he’s always provided results.”As a friend, my job is ensuring Neymar understands that he must find ways to realise his gift for football.”Alves has played with Neymar at both PSG and Barcelona, and has spent the past two seasons with his compatriot at the Parc des Princes.The full-back also went on to criticise former Barca team-mate Lionel Messi, saying that the Argentina star was disrespectful following comments alleging Copa America corruption.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he “hopes to return to Madrid soon” as he received the Marca Leyenda award.The Portuguese superstar spent a decade at Real Madrid, where he won four of his five Ballons d’Or and four Champions Leagues, as well as two La Liga crowns and two Copa del Rey titles, scoring a whopping 450 goals in just 438 games for the club.He moved to Italy with the Bianconeri last summer in search of a new challenge, but he admits that he misses the Spanish capital and felt sad to leave Los Blancos as he received the prestigious Marca Leyenda award in Madrid. 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? “I felt sorry when I left Real Madrid,” Ronaldo said at the awards ceremony.”I miss both [Manchester and Madrid] but because of life’s circumstances I have lived more years in Madrid, my children and my girl were born here, so I miss Madrid more.”This trophy will be in a very nice place in my museum. Madrid is special, I travel a lot but there are few cities like Madrid. Much of this award is derived from what I did in Madrid. It is a Spanish trophy and leaves me very honoured. Thanks to all those who have helped me to achieve it. It is a pride for me. And I hope to return to Madrid soon.”Ronaldo also opened up on his ambitions as a child, the title that he treasures most, and his Champions League hopes for the coming season.”I never thought about [reaching this level]. My dream was always [just] to be a professional player.”All titles are important but possibly [the 2016 European Championship] because it is special. It is not the same, when you win something for your country and you know that it is more difficult, it is the most important thing in my career.”“I don’t know [if I will win the Champions League this year with Juventus]. We will try, as always. Hopefully Juventus wins.”
Harry Maguire has called for Manchester United to turn Old Trafford into a ‘fortress’ this season after thrashing Chelsea 4-0 in their first Premier League game of the 2019-20 season .The England international centre-half joined from Leicester City in a whopping £80 million ($96m) deal – a record-breaking fee for a defender this summer and helped the Red Devils to a clean sheet on his debut.Marcus Rashford won and converted a penalty as Kurt Zouma lunged in clumsily in the first half, before he and Anthony Martial turned a narrow scoreline into a rout within two second-half minutes, before debutant Daniel James rounded off the scoring. 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? Maguire was pleased with his new side’s start to the season but implored his team-mates to build on their strong opening at home and make the most of Old Trafford going forward, following a season in which the Red Devils managed just two clean sheets in front of their own fans.”It is a great start for myself and the team,” Maguire said after the game.“We rode our luck a bit first half but second we were much more ourselves.”It is the first game at Old Trafford, so I think there were nerves. We gave the ball away in dangerous areas. We moved it nicely second half and our front three are so dangerous on the break.”We knew there were only two clean sheets last year here. We need to make it a fortress.”Speaking on a personal note, Maguire was happy with his own performance but insisted that he had more to give.”I felt good. I’ve only had three or four days with the lads. I am going to get fitter and better.”United’s next test is a tough trip to Molineux to face Wolves, while Chelsea have the unenviable task of taking on Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup before hosting Leicester City in the Premier League.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is in trouble in the second game of the Scott Frost era. The Huskers, who fell in the season opener to Colorado, are struggling in a major way against Troy this afternoon.Troy is leading, 17-7, at halftime. The Huskers have been without freshman starting quarterback Adrian Martinez. Nebraska’s offense has had major issues both securing the football and moving it down the field.Can the Huskers pull off a second half comeback?ESPN’s Football Power Index has made its prediction.The FPI is confident that Troy will be able to hold on in the second half. It gives the Trojans a better than 50 percent of doing so.ESPN’s FPI gives Troy a 62.0 percent chance to win the game.Nebraska and Troy are playing on BTN. The second half should be starting momentarily.Can the Huskers pull off the comeback?
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)The University of Georgia is investigating alleged racial slurs made toward Bulldogs’ five-star freshman quarterback Justin Fields.UGASports.com is reporting that the school is investigating alleged racial remarks made by a Georgia baseball player against the Bulldogs’ freshman quarterback.From the report:Georgia officials released a statement on Monday expressing concern over a weekend incident involving a member of the Bulldogs baseball team. The statement was in response to UGASports inquiries into alleged public misconduct.No specifics were given in the email sent to select Georgia beat writers. According to multiple UGASports sources, however, the alleged incident involves first baseman Adam Sasser making racially derogatory comments directed toward a Bulldog football player during Saturday’s game between Georgia and Tennessee.“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes. While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not condone discriminatory behavior,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said. “The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response.”A Georgia student tweeted that he heard a racial slur being used toward Fields during the game.“Put the n***er in…”- referring to Justin Fields is what a young adult white male screamed while surrounded by black students.— JoGo? (@bigtimejg) September 29, 2018Georgia’s baseball coach released the following statement:“I expect every member of our team to behave at all times in a way that upholds the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia, and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen,” head coach Scott Stricklin said in a statement. “While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”Stay tuned.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 04: The LSU Tigers offense faces the Alabama Crimson Tide defense at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama has beaten LSU on the field every time they’ve met since January 2012. They also win their fair share of battles against the Tigers in recruiting.When it comes to four-star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, the Crimson Tide are hoping to poach the New Iberia, La. native from his in-state program. Boutte has been committed to LSU since October.However, he visited Alabama over the weekend, working out while he was there. 247Sports’ Hank South has a full update on ‘Bama’s pursuit of Boutte, though it is behind a paywall.Boutte, the top-rated rising senior in Louisiana, posted several photos of his trip to Tuscaloosa on Twitter. imma $avage that’s why i keep a couple with me, going 🦍ishhh #Bama🔴🐘 pic.twitter.com/s0ywvs8MWq— Kayshon Boutte (@KayshonB15) June 3, 2019Boutte is the seventh-ranked wide receiver and 41st-rated prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.If he flips from LSU to Alabama, he’ll be the Crimson Tide’s third-highest rated commitment for 2020.Alabama and LSU are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the 2020 team composite rankings. You can view those here.
FSU receiver Tamorrion Terry, otherwise known as ‘Scary Terry’, made a big play in today’s game against Boise State.After taking a screen pass to the house for a 75-yard touchdown, Terry went straight to the sideline. Upon his arrival, the receiver was handed a mask which he proceeded to put on.Apparently, the mask is known as the ‘Scary Terry mask’. It looks as silly as it sounds.Social media is blasting Florida State and Terry for the mask. A University of Miami fan-made account tweeted, “That moment when FSU proves that the Turnover Backpack was not the worst possible idea that they can come up with …. a Touchdown Mask?”That moment when FSU proves that the Turnover Backpack was not the worst possible idea that they can come up with …. a Touchdown Mask? pic.twitter.com/aMcClvfnuw— GO ‘CANES! (@83_87_89_91_01) August 31, 2019What do you think? Is the ‘Scary Terry’ mask as horrible as people are making it out to be? DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State’s 2018 sideline traditions went viral last year — but not for the best of reasons.The Seminoles unveiled a tradition for whenever the defense forced a turnover. The turnover-forcing player got to wear what was deemed the ‘turnover backpack’.It was instantly deemed the worst celebratory prop in college football — maybe even in all of sports.In FSU’s 2019 season opener, another celebratory prop has been discovered. Except this time, the prop is only being used by a specific offensive player.
Oppo K1 India launch on February 6, expected to be cheapest phone with in-display fingerprint sensorOppo has confirmed that the Oppo K1 will be launched in India on Wednesday, February 6. The Oppo K1 is expected to fall under Rs 20,000, making it the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 11:10 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo will launch the Oppo K1 mid-range smartphone in India on February 6The Oppo K1 brings an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop displayThe Oppo K1 is expected to be priced under Rs 20,000The Oppo K1 is coming to India on Wednesday, February 6. Oppo has confirmed the launch of the first-ever smartphone in the K series, and Flipkart has also set up a dedicated page for the Oppo K1 which means the phone will be available on the e-commerce site. The biggest highlight of the upcoming Oppo phone is that it is one of the most affordable phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Oppo K1 has been launched in China already, so pretty much everything is known about the device. It was announced with a starting price of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM, while the 6GB RAM variants costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). You can expect the India pricing of the Oppo K1 to fall in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment as well.Oppo’s upcoming mid-range smartphone will likely be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, the phone also highlights a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and a waterdrop display and a 3D glass back.The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Teh Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and the phone is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery and sports dual cameras on the back. The camera system includes a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, the Oppo K1 gets a typical 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. The Oppo K series is set to be online-only, which would be a first for the company. We will know more about the pricing and availability on February 6 at 12pm.advertisementALSO READ | Oppo finally finds a way to hide selfie camera in smartphone displayALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonGet 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 OppoFollow Oppo K1
India Today Web Desk May 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 12:33 IST PSEB 12th Result 2019 has been declared. Students can check their PSEB Punjab Class 12 Board Result 2019 on the official websites i.e pseb.ac.in. Girls outshine boys yet again.PSEB 12th Result 2019: The Punjab School Education Board, PSEB has been declared the results of Class 12th board examination 2019 today, May 11. All the candidates who appeared for the Punjab Board PSEB 12th examination can check their scores on the official website, the link for which is pseb.ac.in. This year, nearly 3 lakh candidates appeared for the Punjab Board Class 12 examination in the state.This year 3.40 lakh students had appeared for the PSEB Punjab Board exam 2019. The recorded pass percentage is 86.41 percent. Sarabjyot Singh from Ludhiana district of Punjab has topped the exam with 445 marks and secured 98.89 percent.PSEB 12th Result 2019: Pass percentagePass Percentage of Girls has been recorded 90.86 percentPass Percentage of Boys is 82.83 percentGirls have outperformed boys this year in the PSEB Class 12th Exam result 2019Read: PSEB 12th Result 2019 Live update: Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 has been declared, pass percentage touches 86.41%Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: List of websites to check scorepseb.ac.inexamresults.netpunjab.indiaresults.comresults.gov.inPunjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: How to checkGo to the official website, pseb.ac.inClick on the ‘PSEB 12th Result 2019’Enter all the required details in the prescribed formatClick to submitResults will be displayed on the screenDownload and take print out of the same for future usePunjab PSEB Class 12 Board Exam 2019:Moreover, this year, the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) revised the exam datesheet of Class 12 vocational and commerce group exams. The Punjab board exams were conducted in different shifts.advertisementFor theoretical exams, all the board students were given extra 25 minutes to read the question paper in addition to the three hours.Further, the candidates from the PwD category were given the facility of a scribe and an additional 20 minutes.Punjab PSEB Class 12 Result 2019: Last year result dataIn 2018, the Punjab board class 12 exams began on February 28 and continued till March 24 while the class 10 board exams were held from March 12 and concluded on March 31.Further, the overall pass percentage of Class 12 students stood at 65.97 percent. Out of the 3, 00,417 students who had appeared for PSEB Class 12 Board exam in 2018, 198,199 successfully passed the exam in the state.Read: PSEB Class 12 Result 2019 declared: Sarabjyot Singh has topped PSEB board with 98.89% Punjab Board Class 12 Topper 2018:This year, Puja Joshi of Ludhiana has topped the board examination by getting 98 percent.List of other toppers:Vivek Rajput: 97.55 percentJasnoor Kaur: 97.33 percentPunjab Board Class 12 Result 2018: Sports category toppersPrachi Gaur: 100 percentPushwinder Kaur: 100 percentMandeep Kaur: 99.56 percentPass percentage:Pass percentage for open school: 40.07 percentOverall pass percentage: 65.97 percentPass percentage girls: 78.25 percentPass percentage boys: 60.46 percentAbout the board:The Punjab School Education Board came into existence through a legislative enactment in November 1969 for the development and promotion of school education in the state of Punjab. In 1987, the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board’s Act to grant it autonomy.The scope of the Board’s functions is very wide and covers almost every aspect/stage of school education.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 byKajari Goswami Tags :Follow PSEB 12th Result 2019 PSEB 12th Result 2019 DECLARED: Girls outperformed boys with 90.86 pass percentagePSEB 12th Result 2019 has been declared. Girls have outperformed boys with 90.86 pass percentage.advertisement
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 12:21 IST Ranveer Singh will be seen as Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83Ranveer Singh is all set to play former captain Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83, which tells the story of the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup in 1983. The cricketer was known for his signature run-up, which ended with a majestic jump, followed by an outswinger.On the sidelines of India Today’s Salaam Cricket 2019 in London, Ranveer told us that it is “very tough to emulate” Kapil’s signature move. “Mushkil hai. There’s a lot of neck and back in it. His body mechanics are very unique to him. Only his body, the way it is genetically structured, can execute that action. It is very tough to emulate. But I have been at it. I have changed my own body mechanics around to be able to do it,” he said.The actor added that the cricket portions will be shot in August, so he still has time to get the move right. “Sandhu (Balvinder Singh Sandhu) sir is training us and he is saying I am progressing with the bowling. Batting ki report card, I have got a thumbs up. My technique is really good, apparently. Whoever I have shown those videos to, have said, ‘Yeh toh theek hai. You must have played,'” he revealed about his training.While Ranveer has played cricket in school, playing in Lord’s is an altogether different experience. “This is the Mecca of cricket. Lords mein aana matlab yeh hoti hai life. Aap subah utho, Lords aao aur 3-4 ghante batting, bowling aur fielding karo, legends ko milo… Overall, this entire experience has been so rewarding and joyous,” he said.advertisementRanveer said that he was drawn to the “incredible” story of 83. “The kind of underdogs that these guys were, koi believe nahi karta tha ki yeh ladke kuch karenge. And they went and achieved the ultimate glory, beating back-to-back World Cup champions! West Indies was almost invincible then,” he said, adding that the event “changed sports in India forever”.Talking about living with Kapil to prep for 83, Ranveer said, “Main unke ghar gaya Delhi mein. 10 days unke saath raha. Achche se rakha unhone mujhe, he was so warm and welcoming. It was very generous and large-hearted of him to help me in this process.””He coached me in cricket, we would play golf together, have meals together, chat endlessly. Unki videos nikaalta tha main aur phir baad mein unko dekhta tha to try to absorb a little bit of his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies,” he added.83, which also features Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu and Chirag Patil in pivotal roles, is set to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh takes his 83 team to London as India gears up for ICC World Cup 2019ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get 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 Ranveer SinghFollow 83 Ranveer Singh on copying Kapil Dev’s mannerisms in 83: I have changed my body mechanics for itRanveer Singh said that it was extremely difficult to copy Kapil Dev’s signature moves but he was working on it.advertisement
Next Pratik Rakshit New DelhiJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 17:09 IST The Avan Xero+ comes in two variants, a single battery and a double battery version. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)HIGHLIGHTSThe styling and design is quite modern with its sharp lines giving the Xero+ an attractive look.The most notable feature is the simple instrument cluster which displays the odometre, speedometer and a battery level indicator.The Xero+ has a high positioned floorboard resulting in the handlebar hitting the knee everytime you want to turn.Using electric vehicles is a growing trend and is here to stay. Avan Motors is one of the several electric vehicle manufacturers that is helping to push this electric trend in the country with the launch of the Xero and Xero+ electric scooters earlier this year, but we have the more premium Xero+ with us. The instrument panel is simple with just odo, speedo and battery level on display. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The styling and design is quite modern with its sharp lines giving it an attractive look. Gone are the days when electric scooters were unattractive and unappealing. It has a slim and slender profile when viewed from any angle while the headlamp cluster up front is mounted on the visor unit with fox intake on the front apron makes the Xero+ look good. It sports 5-spoke 12-inch alloy wheels whereas the chrome crash guards run from the front to the rear with a 3-litre capacity luggage box mounted at the rear section for either a full-sized helmet or an additional storage space. We would’ve liked a rubber strap along the edges of the box to cut down on the rattling noise it makes whenever it goes over a bump. The tail lamp and rear indicators have been integrated into one unit and look good too. The most notable feature is the simple instrument cluster which displays the odometre, speedometer and a battery level indicator. Switch to toggle between ride modes. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The Avan Xero+ comes in two variants, a single battery and a double battery version. The one we have is the double battery version which comes powered by a detachable 48V battery located below the floorboard, keeping the centre of gravity low for the scooter. The disadvantage we see here is that the battery cradle is at its lowest point and is susceptible to scrapping on large speed bumps. The battery pack is paired to an 800 watt brushless DC motor that powers the rear wheel, however, only one battery can be used at a time which can be toggled between the switches situated in the under seat compartment. When equipped with two batteries, the Xero+ has a combined travel range of 110km, while a single battery covers up to 55-60km depending on riding style. The charge time is about 4-5 hours for a single battery and comes with an onboard charger which can charge the unit without actually removing it. However, the scooter comes with a single charger allowing one battery to be charged at any given point of time. Nevertheless, the batteries are detachable and can be charged remotely as well and is a fairly easy process but does take some effort to do so.advertisement Storage space for a full-faced helmet. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)The Xero+ has a high positioned floorboard resulting in the handlebar hitting the knee every time you want to turn. However, position yourself comfortably on the seat and you are good to go. Once throttled, the scooter quickly picks up speed but getting to its top speed of 47kmph takes some time. Overtaking is out of the question and it is advisable to stick to the side of the road. The suspension setup of telescopic at the front and coil spring unit at the rear is good enough to make for a comfortable ride to the office. It soaks up the undulations and bumps on the roads quite well. Braking is handled by a disc at the front and drum at the rear but it does lack in power and bite. The three riding modes or gears as Avan Motors calls it, can be toggled by a switch on the right handlebar that ranges from an economical ride to a more performance-based result, for a young rider that is. Once throttled, the scooter quickly picks up speed but getting to its top speed of 47kmph takes some time. (Picture: Nishant Jhamb)VerdictThe electric two-wheeler market is expanding at a rapid pace and Avan Motors is placed at the lower end of this spectrum with increasing sales. At a price of Rs 47,000 (ex-showroom, India) for a single battery and Rs 66,500 (ex-showroom India) for double battery unit, the Xero+ takes the fight directly to Hero Electric’s Optima e-scooter. Avan claims that the running cost is about 85 per cent cheaper than a conventional petrol-powered scooter, but the company needs to step up its game and become a popular brand. With rising fuel cost and the damage done to our environment, it may be a very good idea to go green.advertisementALSO READ | Fourth-generation Mahindra Scorpio spied testingALSO READ | Aston Martin Valhalla, DB5, V8 to feature in upcoming James Bond movieALSO READ | Next-gen Hyundai Xcent spied testing, India launch expected in 2020Get 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Avan Xero+Follow Avan Xero+ featuresFollow Avan Xero+ speed First ride review: Avan Xero+Avan Motors forayed in to the Indian market last year with a promise of introducing stylish, futuristic but eco-friendly electric scooters and the first one to enter is the Xero+advertisement