10 months agoEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastle

first_imgEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: Morata has potential, but Hazard fulfilling my No9 needs

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: Morata has potential, but Hazard fulfilling my No9 needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Eden Hazard is fulfilling what he wants from a No9 ahead of Alvaro Morata.Sarri concedes Hazard and Morata are very different kinds of players, with the selection decision based on style of play and where the space on the pitch is likely to appear, as much as anything else.”I think Alvaro of course is better in the box, maybe he is better to attack spaces, but I have to say Eden is improving. As you saw in the last match, for the second goal, he attacked very well the spaces,” explained Sarri.”It is different because Eden of course is better when he comes to play with the midfielders, is better to open spaces for the wingers. It’s different, it’s another way of playing.”Alvaro’s potential is to be a very good player. At the moment, I think we need to be balanced on the pitch, we need to be more solid, and so in the last matches I preferred these solutions, but for the future everything is open I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proud

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero has revealed contact with Manchester City.Quintero, on-loan from Porto, has just helped River win the Copa Libertadores.He told Goal: “My agent had a meeting with Manchester City, which made me very proud. “If I go back to Europe, it must be in everyone’s advantage and not just a financial issue.”Along with City, Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombia international. last_img read more

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23 days ago​Sterling wants Man City teammate Foden in England squad

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Sterling wants Man City teammate Foden in England squadby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Raheem Sterling would be delighted to see teammate Phil Foden in the England setup.The teenage midfielder is being linked with a call up to the full England squad for their October Euro 2020 qualifiers.While he has struggled for game time in the Premier League this season, Foden is rated as one of the most promising English talents in his age group.Foden netted for City against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.”Players that we have here, you have to read the game and the goals will come,” Sterling told BT Sport about City not scoring until late in the game.”I am buzzing for Phil and I want him in the national team, if he keeps going he will be there.” last_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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Photo: Shelley Meyer Had A National Championship Ring Made Into A Necklace

first_imgurban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State’s players and coaches weren’t the only ones to receive rings for the national championship. The coaches wives also received some “bling” for the win, and Shelley Meyer tweeted out a picture of her new jewelry yesterday. She had the ring turned into a necklace. There is probably no more sought after accessory in the state of Ohio right now.Buckeyes got their “ring bling”-Buckeye Coaches’ Wives got some championship bling of their own. #1 #natlchamps pic.twitter.com/jxOfYrwGsx— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) March 27, 2015Few college football coaches’ wives are as active as Shelley Meyer. She and the other Buckeye wives definitely earned this after a long season.last_img read more

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Video: Indiana Lost The Pinstripe Bowl On Controversial Missed FG In Overtime

first_imgIndiana and Duke players react to Indiana's missed field goal attempt.Indiana Missed FGDuke just held off Indiana 44-41 in overtime in a wild New Era Pinstripe Bowl. It was the program’s first bowl win since 1961, and it came in dramatic fashion when Indiana’s Griffin Oakes missed a 38-yard field goal by the slimmest of margins.Take a close look at the video. Oakes’ kick actually went over the upright. It was ruled no good, but while Duke players immediately began celebrating, Oakes also threw his hands up, convinced he had made the kick.To top it off, the situation isn’t reviewable, because of the fact it went over the upright. Indiana really cornered the market on heartbreaking losses this year. Tough way to end the season for the Hoosiers.last_img read more

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Report: Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 1

first_imgBarcelona and Real Madrid played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou on Wednesday.Malcom’s second-half goal cancelled out a sixth-minute opener from Lucas Vazquez and ensured there will be plenty to play for in the return fixture on February 27.With Lionel Messi fit enough only for a place on the bench, the onus was on Barca to show they could cope without their talisman in the first of a difficult run of fixtures this month. 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? Madrid went ahead with the second shot of the match, though, Vazquez twisting his body to flick the ball beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Karim Benzema’s drilled cross.15 – @realmadriden have scored in each of their last 15 away games against Barcelona in all competitions (26 goals), their best scoring run away from home in #ElClasico history. Stampede. pic.twitter.com/X8gba9ZfQ5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 6, 2019Malcom, starting in the cup for the fifth time this season, scuffed a glorious chance straight at Keylor Navas but was spared somewhat by the offside flag.The Brazilian was proving a problem down the Madrid left and it was his free-kick that Ivan Rakitic headed against the crossbar, before Vinicius Junior almost set up Benzema for a tap-in on the break.Luis Suarez saw a shot well saved by Navas after more good Malcom work, but frustrations began to build for the home side in their struggle to create clear-cut openings.They found the equaliser 57 minutes in, however, when Sergio Ramos, having brilliantly cleared a Suarez effort off the line, allowed Malcom’s strike on the rebound to fly past him and into the net, apparently convinced it was going wide.Messi and Gareth Bale were introduced from the bench, and it was the Madrid man who missed the best chance for a winner, failing to make the most of Benzema’s pass after Ter Stegen had been left stranded. What does it mean? Madrid take slender advantage to Santiago BernabeuVazquez’s clever finish means Santiago Solari’s side have an away goal, giving them a slight lift heading into the second leg in Madrid.That said, with Messi likely to be fully fit by the time of the return fixture, Barca will certainly believe they are capable of at least one goal in the capital.There was very little to split these teams – Barca edged possession, Madrid matched their opponents for attempts at goal – so there is every reason to expect a similarly tight affair next time.Malcom a makeshift MessiEver-present in the cup this year, Malcom produced a performance that should put him back in contention for more regular football. He caused Marcelo plenty of problems and deserved his goal.Coutinho cast adriftAt times, Philippe Coutinho looked like he was not involved; at others, he looked like he did not want to be. He looks a long way short of top form and confidence.Key Opta Facts- Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 15 away games against Barcelona in all competitions, their best scoring run away from home in El Clasico history.- Lionel Messi has failed to score in a game in all competitions for the first time since December 2018 against Tottenham in the Champions League.- Malcolm is the first Barcelona player to score on his debut in El Clasico since Arturo Vidal in October 2018 in LaLiga.- Vinicius Junior attempted four shots in the first half, as many as all Barcelona players combined.- Sergio Ramos has equaled Xavi as the player with the most appearances in El Clasico in all competitions in the 21st century (40).What’s next?The second leg takes place in three weeks’ time in the capital. More immediately, Madrid make the short trip to the Wanda Metropolitano for a crucial league derby with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while Barca head to Athletic Bilbao a day later. read morelast_img read more

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Game Times Set For 6 Nebraska Games

first_imgFlag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.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)A number of college football game times dropped today. That includes half of Nebraska’s regular season slate. Huskers fans can start to plan out some of their College Football Saturdays now.In addition, we have television info for four Husker games. That includes three national network games, which is pretty cool for Scott Frost’s first year. Clearly, there is serious renewed interest in the Huskers with its big-name new coach.The Huskers made the announcement with a video posted to Twitter. From Nebraska:? SCHEDULE UPDATE ?We have times for six games and networks for four.✊ #GBR pic.twitter.com/xGHhYyP1GA— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) May 31, 2018Here is the game times and TV channels for the six games on Nebraska’s schedule:Sept. 1 vs. Akron: 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.Sept. 8 vs. Colorado: 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.Sept. 15 vs. Troy: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.Sept. 29 vs. Purdue: 3:30/4 p.m. ET.Oct. 13 at Northwestern: 12:00 p.m. ET.Nov. 23 at Iowa: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.The rest of Nebraska’s football schedule. We do not yet have kick-off times for these games:Sept. 22 at MichiganOct. 6 at WisconsinOct. 20 vs. MinnesotaNov. 3 at Ohio StateNov. 10 vs. IllinoisNov. 17 vs. Michigan Statelast_img read more

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Scott Frost Gives An Update On Quarterback Adrian Martinez

first_imginjury update for nebraska starting qb adrian martinezNebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez looked very good today for the Huskers, but left the game late with an injury.With Martinez out, Colorado took a 33-28 lead on a beautiful touchdown throw from Steven Montez to Laviska Shenault Jr. Walk-on back-up quarterback Andrew Bunch couldn’t answer for the Huskers, and the Buffaloes picked up the win.After an entertaining, tough game, a season-opening loss is pretty disappointing for Scott Frost’s team. There were definite signs of improvement, and Martinez looks like he’ll be an exciting play all year for the Huskers.If he’s healthy enough to play, of course.After the game Scott Frost gave a pretty optimistic update on the Adrian Martinez injury situation.From beat writer Parker Gabriel:Frost called news on Adrian Martinez so far, “Semi-encouraging.” But will wait to talk more about it until more information is in to talk specifics. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 8, 2018Martinez was seen with his knee “heavily wrapped” leaving the field after the loss.Adrian Martinez walks off the field with his right knee heavily wrapped.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 8, 2018After a cancelled Week 1 game against Akron, and a tough Week 2 loss, Nebraska has to wait another week for its first win of the Scott Frost era.Next week, the Huskers host Troy, a tough Sun Belt team that won at LSU last season. After that, the Huskers travel to Michigan.Hopefully Martinez will be available for both. Time will tell.last_img read more

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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Just Picked A Top 10 Team To Lose

first_imgespn's kirk herbstreit catches a pass on the field. He recently discussed the upcoming Alabama vs. LSU game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Kirk Herbstreit plays catch before the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 29, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)How many top 10 teams are going to lose in college football today? We’ve got several huge games on tap for this afternoon and this evening.Kirk Herbstreit hasn’t made all of his picks for today’s games, but he just made one, and he’s picking a top 10 team to lose.The ESPN college football analyst is picking No. 7 LSU to go down.The Tigers are taking on Texas A&M at Kyle Field..@KirkHerbstreit just picked A&M to beat LSU pic.twitter.com/ZBTrE6xLyF— TexAgs (@TexAgs) November 24, 2018LSU and Texas A&M are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

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Major Program’s AD Isn’t Happy With The College Football Playoff

first_imgOregon's players get ready to return a kick against Florida State in the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Place kicker Roberto Aguayo #19 of the Florida State Seminoles kicks the ball off to the Oregon Ducks to start the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)For the second consecutive year, the UCF Knights went undefeated through the regular season and conference championship. However, the AAC powerhouse will find itself without an invitation to the College Football Playoff.Of course, the main argument against the Knights is the lack of strong opponents. Yet, it’s hard to overlook a program that has won 25 straight games.There was definitely outrage expected after the Knights were snubbed again, and this time it came from the Director of Athletics at UCF. In a fiery post on Twitter, Danny White made it obvious that he’s not happy with the committee’s decision.It’s not a playoff. It’s an invitational. I’m excited to see what invitational we get to be a part of, and once again show what our team is capable of, ON THE FIELD! Proud of our team. Can’t wait to go bowling with #KnightNation!!!— Danny White (@UCFDannyWhite) December 2, 2018White clearly feels his team deserves the opportunity to compete for a national championship.If the Knights want to really prove they belong with the elite programs, defeating another prestigious team in their bowl game might do the trick. Last season, UCF defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl, but didn’t get enough respect for the victory.It’ll be interesting to see how UCF schedules its future seasons knowing that its current format doesn’t work in its favor.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Could Be Making A Big Change To Michigan’s Staff

first_imgMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)This season won’t end with championship glory for the Michigan Wolverines, but the prestigious program will have high expectations next year, specifically because Shea Patterson will return to Ann Arbor. While Pep Hamilton currently serves as the passing game coordinator and assistant head coach, there are indications that Jim Harbaugh could make a significant change to his coaching staff.Before Harbaugh decides to schedule any interviews with other coaches, he’ll focus on having his team prepared for Saturday’s Peach Bowl. With the Florida Gators looking to play spoiler, the Wolverines need to be ready for an absolute battle.Once the dust settles from this upcoming weekend, it is possible that Harbaugh will look to hire an offensive coordinator for 2019.**From an agent who reps up and coming college coaches:**”Word is that Harbaugh will talk to a lot of offensive coaches after bowl game. If he hires an OC, every coach in country will try and get an interview,. Everyone wants that job with Shea Patterson & 3 WR coming back” pic.twitter.com/xJ963Oj5jJ— James Yoder (@JamesTYoder) December 27, 2018Coaches all around the country should be interested in this opportunity. The chance to call plays for an offensive juggernaut next season could elevate assistants to bigger roles in the future.The expectation is that Michigan should contend at the top of the Big Ten in 2019, especially if Ohio State doesn’t have Dwayne Haskins. With Patterson ready to boost his draft stock in his senior campaign, the sky is the limit for the Wolverines.Harbaugh doesn’t have a true offensive coordinator on his staff right now, but that might change in a matter of weeks.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dream

first_imgTanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dreamOf the few Indian woman footballers, none has a resume that can match the one Tanvie Hans has built for herself. The 25-year-old Jalandhar-born British citizen is slowly rising to her dream and thinks that her football career is finally set on the right track.advertisement Rohit Paniker New DelhiMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 18:14 IST Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dream. (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSTanvie Hans waited first season of IWL in 2016-17, as there was no place for foreign playersTanvie Hans played in the second season of IWL with Sethu FC, but left the team soonNow with Bangalore United Tanvie Hans wants to contribute more to the countryThere are only a handful of women footballers in India who match the resume Tanvie Hans carries.From the Vasant Valley Public School to Tottenham Hotspurs and Fulham Ladies in England and back to India, 25-year-old Hans’ love for football is endless, just like her love for playing in the country.Her British citizenship disallows her to be part of the Indian national football team, but Jalandhar-born Hans doesn’t seem to be bothered as she slowly makes steps closer to her dream.When I was leaving for England, I was sure that I will come back and play here. There was no doubt about it. I was lucky enough to play for Spurs and Fulham but I am equally happy to be playing here. I don’t see my British citizenship as an obstacle, I rather look at how I can use it to my advantage, Hans told Mail Today.The arrival of Indian Women’s League in 2016-17 was seen as a potential game-changer for women’s football but Hans had to wait her chance as there was no place for foreign players in the first season.The season after that, Hans played for Sethu FC yet her ride wasn’t smooth as she’d imagine. Explaining further on her IWL career, she said, When the AIFF permitted two foreign players for the team, I contacted the Sethu FC coach and got into the team. I hardly played for them though. I played around 20 minutes of the first half, then I was dropped to the bench and then I was no longer in the coach’s plans. I cut-short my trip as I didn’t feel wanted by the team. I was eager to play the IWL as the tournament offers a good platform for players to develop.advertisementNow with Bangalore United, Hans feels her football career is India is finally set on the right track. With the rise in women’s football here, the former Delhi-based footballer wants to contribute more to the country.I think the standard of football in India is increasing overall. In women, the rise is immense and there is much potential here. As I said, I always wanted to play for the national team and hopefully, I will be able to do that someday. The league is getting tougher each year and while our team (Bangalore United) didn’t perform that well this year, we can improve for sure, concluded Hans, who is a midfielder by trait.Also Read | Women’s Football World Cup ticket buyers blame FIFA for allocating non-adjacent seatsAlso Read | Vincent Kompany knew his time at Manchester City was up after Leicester goalAlso 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 Tanvie HansFollow Indian Women’s LeagueFollow Sethu FCFollow AIFFFollow Bangalore United Nextlast_img read more

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Missing ministers from Narendra Modi government-I

first_img Prabhash K Dutta New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 23:16 IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi signing the register after taking oath of office for the second time on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India)HIGHLIGHTSSushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley opted out of Modi cabinet for health reasonsManeka Gandhi, Jayant Sinha, Suresh Prabhu, Manoj Sinha among top names dropped from cabinetJP Nadda not included in Modi cabinet, tipped to be next BJP presidentNarendra Modi is ready with a refurbished Union cabinet in his second term as the prime minister on the back of a massive mandate in the Lok Sabha election with the BJP winning 303 seats on its own and the National Democratic Alliance crossing the 350 mark.PM Modi has inducted several new faces in the government. The biggest surprise was induction of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar in the Union cabinet.Among those missing from the Modi’s new cabinet are Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, both having opted out of the government citing health reasons. Uma Bharati, another Union minister in the previous government, also decided not to contest Lok Sabha eleciton and was not included in the new cabinet.On the other hand, there were many surprises in omission. PM Modi dropped many familiar faces of the previous government. Here are some of them:Maneka Gandhi: Weeks after courted controversy during the Lok Sabha election when she said Muslims should not approach her for work if they don’t vote for her in the polls, she found her name dropped from the list of ministers who took oath today. She was the women and child development minister in the previous government and was very active animal right activist.Jayant Sinha: He is the Lok Sabha MP from Hazaribagh parliamentary constituency in Jharkhand. He is the son of former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, now a bitter critic of the Modi government. As MoS in the previous government, Jayant Sinha handled finance and civil aviation portfolios.advertisementSuresh Prabhu: Another surprise omission from the new Narendra Modi cabinet. In 2014, Suresh Prabhu had become a bone contention between the Shiv Sena and the BJP. Prabhu was a Shiv Sena leader back then but Narendra Modi wanted him in his cabinet. Prabhu quit Shiv Sena and the BJP made him as Rajya Sabha MP to have him in the Modi cabinet.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: A former soldier and Olympic medal winner, he was one of the young faces in the Modi government. He was given key portfolios of youth and sports, and also of information and broadcasting in the previous government. He played key role in pushing PM Modi’s flagship programme Khelo India in the previous government.Radha Mohan Singh: He was a surprise entry as the cabinet rank minister for agriculture. He is considered as one of the under-performing ministers of the previous Modi government. He failed to find ways to rescue agriculture from the crisis it is steeped in. Farm crisis, in fact, worsened under his watch.Jagat Prakash Nadda: He is said to be the next BJP president. In the previous government, JP Nadda maintained a low profile but handled the portfolio of health-implementing initiatives of PM Modi in the sector. Considered as a strong organisational leader, Nadda is tipped to be Amit Shah’s successor as the BJP president as the party eyes winning assembly elections in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi over the next couple of years.Manoj Sinha: A low-profile but hard-working politician, who was praised for his handling of the railway ministry as MoS in the previous Narendra Modi government. He was left out of the Modi’s new cabinet owing to his loss in the Lok Sabha election.Anupriya Patel: As an MoS in the health and family welfare ministry, she failed to make a distinct mark during the five years of the previous government. Even though her party won two Lok Sabha seats, like 2014 polls, in the parliamentary election, Anupriya Patel was left out of the government.Among others who were dropped in the new cabinet are Jual Oram of the BJP and Anant Geete of the Shiv Sena.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 byPrabhash Kumar Dutta Missing ministers from Narendra Modi government-IPM Modi dropped several well-known faces of the previous government as he took oath for the second term on Thursday.advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Pradeep, K Perera star as Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in rain-hit match

first_img graphs commentary Ajay Tiwari CardiffJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 00:09 IST Nuwan Pradeep took 4 wickets to set up Sri Lanka victory (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in CardiffKusal Perera and Nuwan Pradeep starred for Sri Lanka with 78 runs and 4/31 respectivelyFor Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi was the lone fighter with bowling figures of 4/30Sri Lanka survived a major scare at the hands of a spirited Afghanistan team in their 2nd match of the World Cup 2019 as they beat their Asian neighbours by 34 runs via DLS method to pocket 2 crucial points. After being put in to bat on a lively Cardiff track with rain looming, Sri Lanka folded for 201 in 36.5 overs, thanks largely to Mohammad Nabi’s 4/30 including 3 wickets in one over.Afghanistan were set a target of 187 off 41 overs as consistent showers forced a reduction in the number of overs. The Blue Brigade found the going even more difficult, losing wickets at regular intervals, while finally folding for 152.Earlier, Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera provided a flying start to the innings posting a 92 run stand in just 13 overs. But just when it looked like Sri Lanka were set for a huge total, Karunaratne (30) miscued a lofted drive off Mohammad Nabi straight into the hands of Najibullah Zadran stationed at long-on.Lahiru Thirimanne who joined a rampaging Perera at the other end managed to stitch a 52-run partnership before Nabi came on to bowl his 5th over. Within a space of six balls, Nabi’s arm-balls took care of Thirimanne (25), Kusal Mendis (2) and Angelo Mathews (0), turning the tide Afghanistan’s way.Nabi’s over triggered a procession of sorts with only bowlers Isuru Udana (10) and Suranga Lakmal (15) managing to post double-digit scores. At the other end, Kusal Perera seemed like he was batting on a different pitch altogether as he kept cutting and driving on the up to the slightest of errors committed by the Afghan bowlers. Having scored an 81-ball-78, the left-hander perished to Rashid Khan (2/17) while trying to finish off on a high as he kept running out of partners.advertisementIn reply, Afghanistan were in early trouble as opener Mohammad Shahzad (7) was sent back by Lasith Malinga in the 5th over of the chase. Nuwan Pradeep who returned with the figures of 4/31 of his 9 overs, soon took care of the big-hitting Hazratullah Zazai (30) as Thisara Perera dived to complete a stunning catch at long-leg. Pradeep later removed Hashmatullah Shahidi (4), Gulbadin Naib (23) and Rashid Khan (2) to bring Sri Lanka into the match.He was ably supported by Thisara, who bowled Afghanistan’s bowling hero Mohammad Nabi, just when he was looking set, and Malinga who finished with 3/39, proving he was still a force to reckon with at World Cup 2019. In the process, Malinga also surpassed Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath to become the 5th highest wicket-taker in World Cup history with 46 wickets to his name.Also Read | World Cup 2019: ICC’s delightful tweet on Afghanistan is unmissableAlso Read | Mohammad Nabi records best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World CupsFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Sri Lanka cricket team scorecard advertisementcenter_img World Cup 2019: Pradeep, K Perera star as Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in rain-hit matchIn a match that ebbed and flowed since the start, Sri Lanka withstood a stiff challenge from Afghanistan to launch their maiden win of the ICC World Cup 2019 view more view less No data available!last_img read more

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JBL LIVE 500BT headphones review: Reliable sound and long battery life

first_imgJBL LIVE 500BT headphones review: Reliable sound and long battery lifeThe newly launched JBL LIVE 500BT headphones come with Ambient Aware and TalkThru features that allow users to talk to people and move around in a crowd without removing the headphones.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo July 3, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 12:39 IST 8/10HIGHLIGHTSJBL launched JBL LIVE 500BT headphones last month.JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are priced at Rs 9,999.JBL LIVE 500BT headphones offer in-built support for Google Assistant and Alexa.Headphones, headphones everywhere, don’t know which one to pick! Market today is full of headphones. Some focus on treble, others offer astounding bass, yet there are others that offer to keep the distractions at bay using features such as the active noise cancellation (ANC). While all these features look good, sometimes the presence of all these features can also confuse a person looking for a decent pair of headphones. Sometimes, all you need a pair of comfy headphones that offer a balanced sound and give you the flexibility to focus on your favourite music and outside noise when you want to. The newly launched JBL LIVE 500BT headphones offer users exactly that.JBL, last month, launched its LIVE series of earphones and headphones consisting of the JBL LIVE 100, LIVE 200BT, LIVE 400BT, LIVE 500BT and LIVE 650BTNC in India. The price for the series starts from Rs 2,499. Of these, we at India Today Tech got to review the JBL LIVE 500BT that packs the best of both worlds – top-notch features of the series along with the best battery life offered by the series.The JBL LIVE 500BT is priced at Rs 9,999 and it is available in India in five colours — black, blue, green, maroon and white. It comes with some of the best features – Ambient Aware and TalkThru – offered by the newly launched LIVE series. While the TalkThru features enables users to talk to people near them without having them to remove the headphones, the Ambient Aware feature reduces the music to a bare minimum and allows the headphones to capture outside noise especially when you are outside in a crowded place.advertisementIn addition to some very useful features, the newly launched headphones offer in-built support for Google Assistant and Alexa, all of which make it a great pair of headphones to walk around with. But what makes the LIVE 500BT standout from a lot of other headphones that you see in the market is that it offers a clear and balanced audio experience that remains stable even at high volume levels.More on that later, first let’s talk about the design.Comfortable to wearThe JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are around-the-ear type of headphones, which means that they blanket your ears in a way that you can forget all about the outside distractions and conveniently get lost in the melodies playing inside your ears. The headphone cups are made of soft cushiony material that is covered in a layer of faux leather. This layer is connected with the rest of the device using plastic heads, which in turn are connected to the headband via hinges. These hinges allow the ear-cups to rotate at an angle of 90 degrees right and left, which makes it easy to pack them. These hinges also enable the ear-cups to move inwards towards the headband, allow you to pack them in a more compact manner when needed. The big ear-cups house a gigantic battery on one side and controls on the other. On the left side of the ear cups is a micro USB port that can be used for charging the headphones via an accompanying charging cable. On the right side, there is a toggle switch for turning the headphones on or off. Just below the power button are three buttons, while two can be used for controlling the volume, the third can be used for invoking Alexa or Google Assistant. On the other end of the right earcup are two buttons each of which can be used for pairing the device with your smartphone and for controlling the Ambient Aware and Talk Thru features. There is also a 3.5mm jack that can be used for pairing your smartphone with the device via a wired connection.As far as the headband is concerned, instead of sporting a faux leather finish, it is made up of a fabric, which makes it resistant to sweat and hence ideal for a walk outside. The overall build is quite comfortable and ideal for prolonged usage.If you are the kind of person who loves to disconnect from the rest of the world by getting lost in their favourite tracks then the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are ideal for you.If you are the kind of person who loves to disconnect from the rest of the world by getting lost in their favourite tracks then the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are ideal for you. Granted it doesn’t have the active noise cancellation feature (ANC) feature, which is a hit among those who love to live a distraction free life, but its comfortable over the ear design ensures that no outside noise bothers you unless you choose to.advertisementReliable and smooth soundSound is the most important aspect of any audio device. And like I mentioned earlier, while some audio devices focus on the clarity, other channel their energies in packing a punch. Simply said, every audio device, or in this case pair of headphones, has their signature audio quality, which for the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones translates into offering a balanced audio experience.One major problem with a lot of headphones is that you cannot talk to people next to you when you are wearing them. This becomes a particular hassle if the pair headphones of headphones that you are using are on-the-ear or around-the-ear ones. The JBL LIVE 500BT solves that problem by allowing you to listen (and hence respond) to conversations near you in the TalkThru mode. All you need to do is press a button on the right earcup and the headphones will let in just the right amount of sound so that you can converse with people at ease without removing the headphones.Another thing, headphones usually come with the ANC feature that is designed to block outside noise completely and give you a distraction free audio experience. Generally, headphones don’t come with a feature that would let the ambient noise come in. The idea, well, is that without the ANC turned on, the headphones would let sufficient noise in. However, headphones that offer ANC are capable of cutting down the outside noise without the feature turned on as well. This is true for the JBL LIVE 500BT as well. Thanks to its design, the JBL LIVE 500BT does the noise-cutting without any specific features on board but when needed – say when you are out in the market — you can let the ambient noise in using the Ambient Aware feature. Enabling this reduces the music to a bare minimum as it lets more outside sound come inside your ears. You can access both these features by pressing a button on the headphones or by tapping the desired option in the JBL app. During my time with the JBL LIVE 500BT, I found the TalkThru feature particularly useful as it enabled me to talk to my colleagues without removing the headphones every time I turned my head to talk to them.The JBL LIVE 500BT also features in-built support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and for most parts it works flawlessly with both of them. You can ask Alexa to play your party playlist from Amazon Prime Music app or Google Assistant to pull up your favourite music video all on the tap of a button. However, you will have to reset the speaker to use it with another AI assistant once you have used it with other.Now comes the most important part of this review: the sound quality. The JBL LIVE 500BT offers a stable audio output that is balanced in nature and stable in consistency. What this means that sound doesn’t distort or lose focus with music genres or with volume level. You can listen to pop songs like Lean On by Major Lazer Attention by Charlie Puth at 80 per cent – which by the way is very loud — volume and the sound won’t bleed in your ears. Or you can listen to Shammi Kapoor classics and the music will sound as pleasurable to you as you have known it to be.advertisementDuring my time with the JBL LIVE 500BT, I found the TalkThru feature particularly useful as it enabled me to talk to my colleagues without removing the headphones every time I turned my head to talk to them.What I like about the JBL LIVE 500BT is that it offers great bass. Popular EDM numbers such as Wake Me Up and Lonely Together by Avicii and Titanium by David Guetta are clear and pack a punch that is hard to miss. You can easily distinguish between every guitar strum and every drum beat. All this sound good at relatively high volume levels. However, as you take the volume a notch or two up – say 80 per cent or above – the sound loses its clarity. Yes the sound remains stable, but songs like Ed Sheeran’s Happier, that are known for their vocals, don’t sound as pleasurable at higher volume levels as they do otherwise. A part of that can be fixed using the equaliser in the JBL app. You can tap on the Vocals option to focus on the mids. You can even try to tweak the graph above to customise your settings, which may offer some help if not much.Long lasting batteryWith the LIVE 500BT headphones, JBL promises to deliver up to 30 hours of battery life and true to its word, the battery of these newly launched headphones does deliver the promised performance when used in the wireless mode.I used the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones for over a week averaging at five to six hours every day and I had to charge the headphones only once in a span of roughly 10 days. With a battery life like that you can go on a mini vacation and forget about your headphones running out of juice in between. What I particularly liked about these headphones is that while the battery takes long to discharge, it gets charged completely in one and a half hours. Besides this, you can also track the battery status from the My JBL Headphones app.Should you buy JBL LIVE 500BT headphones?Yes. If you are looking for a pair of headphones that you can use as your second skin, or may be in this as your second pair of ears, the JBL LIVE 500BT are a great pair of headphones to roam around with. They are comfortable and compact. They offer a battery life that will serve you for almost a week. And they come loaded with features that make them ideal for outside (and even inside) use, which is all anyone, can ask for in a pair of headphones.Another good thing about these headphones is that they pack a punch and offer a stable audio output even at high volume levels. Granted that they may not offer clarity, at least not the kind that audiophiles drool over, but they do allow users to customise the sound as per their likings, which offers an instant fix for some of those issues.JBL LIVE 500BT headphones review8/10ProsComfortableGood batteryConsMids not clearGet 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 JBLFollow JBL LIVE 500BT Nextlast_img read more

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First priority will be to look after first-class cricketers, says BCCI presidential candidate Sourav Ganguly

first_img Next Rasesh Mandani MumbaiOctober 14, 2019UPDATED: October 14, 2019 08:45 IST Sourav Ganguly is likely to be elected BCCI president unopposed (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly as the front runner for the post of BCCI presidentGanguly will be file his nomination papers at the BCCI headquarters on MondayIndia Today has reliably learnt that it was only the president’s post that Ganguly was ready to take upWhen the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) goes back to being a democracy from October 23rd onwards after three years of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), Indian cricket’s most celebrated captain – Sourav Ganguly – will in all likelihood take over as the next president.For now, it will only be a short stint at the top post for Ganguly as he will have to go in for a cooling off period from July 2020 under the new rules. He has been holding posts in Cricket Association of Bengal for the past five years where he currently serves as president and an administrator can only serve six years at a trot.”That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first class cricketers. I had requested to the CoA and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he said after his name was finalized in an informal meeting of BCCI state units.When Ganguly took over as India captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in muddy waters, picking up pieces after the match fixing scandal. He drove Indian cricket to safety and instilled belief that India could win overseas. Now with BCCI’s clout significantly reduced at the ICC, the former skipper’s board-room tact will be at test.”I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something.advertisement”Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he said.When India Today asked him to compare his emotions now and when he had become India captain, he said, “Nothing can beat being India captain.””I never thought I would be President,” was his response when asked if he had been thinking. But India Today has reliably learnt, it was only the top post Ganguly was ready to take up when negotiations were on.After Ganguly refused other posts being offered, former India cricketer Brijesh Patel looked set to take over.Subsequently, with Patel’s name not finding complete backing and BJP brass in BCCI in favour of handing reigns to Ganguly, the tide turned.There has also been talk of ruling BJP striking a deal with the cricket star for being the face of their next political battleground – Bengal elections against rival Mamata Banerjee or at least being a star campaigner.Ganguly denied the same. “Nothing of that sort. Nobody has told me,” he said. Ganguly will be filing his nomination papers in person, Monday morning at BCCI headquarters.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly emerges as consensus candidate for BCCI presidentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow BCCIFollow COAFollow BCCI president Sourav Ganguly First priority will be to look after first-class cricketers, says BCCI presidential candidate Sourav GangulyA consensus between the state units of BCCI has been built for former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly as the front runner for the post of BCCI president.advertisementlast_img read more

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Top 5 Vacations for 2013

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups Generally speaking, January sucks. Alas, The Manual suggests you kick those broke, beginning of the year blues with some serious trip planning. With our top five international destinations for 2013, you’ll be punching the air and setting off on new adventures in no time.IstanbulSprawled across two continents, this vibrant city offers a diverse experience depending on where you stay. The thriving creative scene comprises tons of awesome independent galleries, including Dirimart and Galeri X-Ist, and a handful of progressive concept stores, such as Atelier 55, and interior design studios including Autoban. By night, explore the winding streets to find intimate eateries serving delicious local fare. The Manual recommends Changa for a modern interpretation of traditional Turkish food within stunning Art Nouveau surroundings.GoaParadisiacal yet still capable of a culture shock, Goa is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Located on the country’s western coastline, you can expect dreamy white sand and palm tree beaches- try Ashwem for an off the beaten track experience- while the crumbling architecture in old Goa provides evidence of the Portuguese colonial rule. The best way to get around is by moped, which you can rent out by the day. Once you’ve secured your ride, The Manual recommends a sensory trip to one of the many spice plantations. For a leisurely Goan lunch, try Tato in buzzing Margao area for exquisite thali and a fun atmosphere.CroatiaHiking, wandering winding pebble streets and eating a lot of truffle-based dishes are just some of the highlights of holidaying in this country in southeastern Europe. An ideal option for some quality R&R, visitors often opt to stay in one of the many family-owned farm houses situated in the rolling valleys of Istria. The Manual recommends Agroturizam San Mauro for a super friendly memorable experience where the homemade wine will flow and flow. If exploration is your thing, head to Split. Previously a Roman city, the center of the city is rich in breathtaking Roman ruins and boasts a long, fascinating history.WarsawThe cultural capital of Poland boasts a thriving club and music scene, as well as a growing reputation for an edgy, independent art community which is being cultivated in the post-industrial Soho Factory zone. Shaping up to be the next Berlin, this buzzing city invites tourists to eat, drink and get seriously merry for a pittance. The Manual recommends heading to the Pawilony district for an array of trendy pubs and bars, including Wynalazek and Lenistwo, and the recently opened Neon Museum for an unexpected dose of Cold War history in the form of communist neon signs.BaliIf you’re looking to cram in as many activities as possible into your trip, Bali is an awesome choice. An extreme sportsman’s paradise, this compact but scenic island offers snorkelling in the coral reef, white water rafting along the breathtaking Ayung River, moutain cycling and quad biking through the island’s rugged back roads. When you’re all actioned out, The Manual recommends heading to Denpasar for a wander through Pasar Badung, the local 24 hour artisan market- arrive early for bargains- and stopping by Ubud for a spot of traditional Balinese cuisine at the beautiful Bumbu Bali resturant. 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Pig Beach is Brooklyn’s best new barbecue

first_img The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Editors’ Recommendations Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.New York City barbecue has truly come into its own this last decade. It started with places like Blue Smoke and Fette Sau, which paved the way for gems like Arrogant Swine to open their doors in the last couple years. It seems like a new barbecue spot is popping up every few months, but one opening this year has stood out above the rest. Enter Pig Beach, a collaboration between two award-winning barbecue teams that’s found a permanent home in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.Opened by Shane McBride (Balthazar)—the captain of Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe—and team Salty Rinse’s Rob Shawger (founder and team captain), Ed McFarland (Ed’s Lobster Bar) and Matt Abdoo (Del Posto), the Pig Beach team brings more than 80 years of restaurant cooking experience and several American BBQ awards to the table. Michael Greenlee—former wine director of Le Cirque and Gotham Bar and Grill—even created a white wine for the joint called Salty Rinse.Their focus is live fire, but they take inspiration from all types of cuisines. They’re inspired by the culture of American barbecue and embrace regional techniques they picked up on their competitive trips across the country. But they also bring in foreign flavors and borrow from cuisines such as Italian, French, Middle Eastern and Asian to create dishes like za’atar rubbed leg of lamb and yuzu glazed smoked duck. Everything we tasted on a recent trip to Pig Beach was outstanding. The burger was a fan favorite and the Yankee Red Hot Sausage, stuffed with provolone and hot cherry peppers, can only be described as addicting. The wings and pork shoulder were some of the best we’ve had ever. Their variety of house made sauces are a must, and they cover everything from a Carolina vinegar blend to a creamy Alabama-style white sauce. You can’t go wrong ordering anything on this menu.Related: Behold: (Arguably) the Best Meat on EarthPig Beach is also known for their guest takeover series where pit-masters from across the country spend two days at the helm of the restaurant’s smoker. Most recently, we got to taste ribs from Carey Brindle of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville, Tennessee. Slathered with a smoky dry rub, this rack required no sauce and the meat fell right off the bone. If you missed out on this round, not to fear—Pat Martin of Martin’s BBQ in Nashville will be taking over to showcase his whole hog on September 21-22.Pig Beach is currently an outdoor space, but they’ll be moving seating inside after October when the weather gets brisk so you can enjoy their juicy barbecue year-round. To learn more, visit pigbeachnyc.com. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

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