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first_imgArsenal aim to close Denis Suarez deal with Barcelona on Mondayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hope to close a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on Monday.The 25-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, and is believed to be keen on a move to join the Gunners this month.According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Emery will push for a deal that included an option to buy at the end of the season.He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Barcelona for Denis Suarez (agreement with Sanllehi).”Unai Emery has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy. Blaugrana prefers a permanent deal.”Monday there will be new contacts between Gunners and Barca.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker ​Sutton: Lampard wouldn’t have signed Pulisicby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Chris Sutton does not believe that boss Frank Lampard would have signed Christian Pulisic.The American arrived at the club this summer, but his transfer was sealed in January with Borussia Dortmund.Pulisic has found it hard to earn game time at Chelsea, with the likes of Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian and Pedro preferred in the winger slots.And Sutton does not think the 21-year-old would have been a Lampard signing.”He has to prove himself,” Sutton told Radio 5 Live.”Frank Lampard has no agenda against him, he’s picking the best possible team to win games of football, that’s his job.”He wasn’t Frank’s signing, of course.”With [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount coming to the fore, he’s going to have a major issue getting into the starting line-up. I really do think that. I don’t see a way in for him at the moment.”Fifty-eight million, a lot of money to spend and it would be interesting to ask Frank now if he would sign him at this moment in time if he hadn’t signed him before? The answer to that, I think, is pretty obvious – he wouldn’t.”But, there’s a reason Chelsea spent the money on him, he’s still a young man and got enormous talent, he has to go out and show it. It’s good for Frank in terms of strength in depth.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgEverton in contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Botoby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcel Brands is under pressure at Everton.With the Blues languishing at the wrong end of the table, the Dutch sports director is bearing the brunt of criticism.And TMW says Brands could yet be replaced.Everton have made contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Boto about a move to England.Talks are well underway with Boto, though it’s not been established whether he would join Everton to work with Brands or replace him. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgChelsea have three signings lined up for Januaryby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have three potential signings lined up ahead of the January transfer window.The Blues are still serving a two-window ban, but are planning to bolster their ranks IF their transfer suspension is lifted.Gazzetta dello Sport says Chelsea have their sights set on Chievo midfielder Emanuel Vignato, Atalanta star Ruslan Malinovskiy and Bournemouth’s 22-year-old Lewis Cook.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is eager to bolster his ranks having been unable to make any signings since his appointment. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have announced the return of former AC Milan sporting director Leonardo, who replaces the outgoing Antero Henrique, rejoining the club after a six-year absence.The 49-year-old former Brazil international was sporting director in Paris for two years between 2011 and 2013, before he quit after being suspended by the French Football Federation for pushing a referee.The Ligue 1 champions took to Twitter to announce the long-expected return of the executive, who had spent the past two seasons in the same position at AC Milan. 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? “It is always a special moment to see Leonardo return to Paris Saint-Germain,” PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said in a statement. “”Leo” has a place in our club’s history and we all know the role he played as sporting director at the start of our project.”Paris Saint-Germain has always remained his family and we are delighted to welcome him back. His return, with his enthusiasm and talent, will bring the club into a new ambitious cycle and I am sure that this reunion will bring happiness to the Parc des Princes, which has always kept “Leo” in its heart.”Earlier on Friday PSG and Antero Henrique parted ways by mutual consent, the club announced.PSG won Ligue 1 in both seasons Henrique was at the helm, but failed to make an impression in the latter stages of the Champions League.The club thanked Henrique for his service and wished him well for the future.🗣 « ANNONCE LEONARDO ! »🤷‍♂️ OK…🤗 Bienvenue @leo_de_araujo ! pic.twitter.com/21W8KTso42 — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) June 14, 2019 “Paris Saint-Germain and Antero Henrique have decided to terminate their agreement by mutual consent,” the club statement reads. “In his two seasons as sporting director since joining Paris Saint-Germain on 2 June 2017, the Portuguese helped the men’s senior team to the Ligue 1 title in 2018 and 2019, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue wins in 2018 as well as the Trophee des Champions in 2017 and 2018.“The club thanks Antero Henrique for his professionalism and commitment over the past two years and wishes him all the best for his future projects.”Henrique’s time in Paris was marked by some startling transfers as PSG looked to become a European super power.Brazilian forward Neymar joined PSG for a world-record fee of €222m (£200m/$262m) in August 2017.Henrique and PSG weren’t finished with acquiring top-tier attacking talent there. Then-teenaged sensation Kylian Mbappe also made the move to the French capital from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco.Initially signed on a season-long loan, the French international made his move permanent on July 1 2018 for a fee of €180m (£166m/$212m).Henrique was also responsible for the hiring of Thomas Tuchel as head coach at the start of the 2018-19 season, though there has been speculation of a rocky relationship between the two.It is reported that Henrique has an offer to become sporting director of Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State buckeyes football helmet.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’re in the doldrums of the college football offseason, with spring football over and fall camps still a couple of months away.Simply put: there’s basically nothing going on right now.So, let’s get some talk going on a topic everyone loves to debate: uniforms.Few things are better at driving up some offseason discussion than uniform designs. What if every program in college football redesigned their uniforms? What would they look like?Here are some uniform redesigns from Next Gen Uniforms.Ohio StatePenn StateOle MissOregonIowaUNCFSUTennesseeMiamiPAGE 2: Notre Dame, Michigan and more >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2last_img read more

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on ESPN's College Football Playoff rankings show.Because Alabama looks almost unbeatable, some of the other likely College Football Playoff participants have actually gotten undersold a bit. Clemson football looks terrifying today though.Florida State is in a serious down year, as it looks to transition from the Jimbo Fisher era to new head coach Willie Taggart.Still, it would have been hard to see anything like today’s game happening.With just under nine minutes left in the game, Clemson is up 59-3 on its ACC Atlantic rival. It is one point shy of the all-time biggest blowout in the series.Clemson now challenging for the most lopsided victory by either team in the Clemson-Florida State series. FSU owns it with a 57-0 win in 1993. Clemson is now sitting on a 56-point lead.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) October 27, 2018Things are so bad that the “highlight” for Florida State today is probably the fan that was caught on camera with his shirt off, reading a book in the stands.As the Tigers roll ahead to the win, Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to rave about this Clemson football performance.His tweet came in the third quarter, when the Tigers were merely up 45-0.Clemson gettin after it today at Tally. Still in 3rd up 45-0. Defense has been DOMINANT!! Trevor Lawrence calmly thrown for over 300 yards. This is a mismatch at the LOS! Wow!! Back to back weeks now Tigers gettin things goin!! In other news. Noles look awful!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 27, 2018Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence gets better by the week. Today, he was 20-for-37 for 314 yards and four touchdowns.Back-up Chase Brice he thrown for 90 yards and a touchdown, and the Tigers have run for three more scores on the ground.If a team can compete with Alabama this year, and that is a huge if, Clemson’s probably your best bet once again.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung Galaxy M series launch on January 28: 5 reasons you should wait for the M10, M20The Galaxy M series global debut will happen in India on January 28 where it is widely expected to see the launch of the Galaxy M10 and M20 smartphones. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 12:05 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy M10 and M20 are the first Samsung phones with waterdrop displaysThe Galaxy M10 price in India to start at Rs 8,990, M20 to start at Rs 12,990The Galaxy M20 is said to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery2019 is going to be a pretty important year for Samsung as the company celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy series, while at the same time making a stronger pitch to take on Chinese competition that has been taking a major chunk of the market away from the South Korean giant. Next month is going to be all about the Galaxy S10 lineup, but before we get to that, Samsung is planning to disrupt the affordable segment with the Galaxy M series. The Galaxy M series global debut will happen in India on January 28 where it is widely expected to see the launch of the Galaxy M10 and M20 smartphones.The Galaxy M series is Samsung’s bid to start something new and introduce some new technologies in the budget segment to draw consumers away from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme and Nokia. The Galaxy M10 and M20 are shaping up to be those phones as they are going to bring a few first-time features like Infinity-V displays and a massive battery capacity, never seen on a Samsung phone before. Here are 5 reasons why you should wait for the Galaxy M10 and M20.- Based on the teasers from Samsung, the Galaxy M-series aims to attract the youth. This means Samsung will most likely bring some changes to the design of its budget phones from what we once knew before. The design of the M10 and M20 is expected to keep in line with the current trend, which is why Samsung is finally adopting the notch with its Infinity-V display. Apart from that, the Galaxy M series will also bring some much-needed features like a Type-C port with fast charging technology, something that is pretty rare to see in the affordable segment, and something we have definitely not seen on a previous affordable Samsung phone.advertisement – The display will of course be the biggest highlight of the Galaxy M10 and M20. It is pretty clear that both the phones will be the first Samsung phones to sport the company’s new Infinity-V display. The ‘V’ stands for the V-shaped waterdrop notch on the display, something that became a trend in the second half of 2018. The Infinity-V display will look to provide an immersive screen with minimal bezels and more screen real estate. While Samsung won’t be the first to bring the waterdrop display to the budget segment, it is still one of the very few brands to do so, which consumers will likely appreciate.– Another feature Samsung is really highlighting in its teasers is the battery. It has been rumoured multiple times that the Galaxy M20 will be Samsung’s first phone to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery. The M10 may not get the same capacity and is rumoured to get a smaller yet significant 3,400mAh battery, which should be pretty sufficient for a phone that is likely to come with a 720p display.– Samsung has already confirmed in the past that its M-series phones will have at least dual rear camera, so the Galaxy M10 which is expected to fall under Rs 10,000 will get dual optics on the back. Based on what rumours have told us, the phones will get a 13MP + 5MP configuration on the back and a possible 5MP sensor on the front. Interestingly, some reports suggest that the phones may offer a secondary camera with an ultra wide-angle lens, which would be quite unique to see in this segment.– Pricing will be crucial if Samsung is serious about taking on the competition in the affordable segment. Sources close to India Today Tech revealed the prices of both the Galaxy M10 and M20. According to our sources, the Galaxy M10 will be priced at Rs 8,990 while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990 in India. These are likely the prices for the base models, in case the Galaxy M10 and M20 come in more than one variant. What past rumours have suggested is that the Galaxy M20 will come with 3GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.ALSO READ | Exclusive: Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 at Rs 8,990, M20 at Rs 12,990ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 live image reveals dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensorGet 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 SamsungFollow Galaxy MFollow Galaxy M10Follow Galaxy M20 Nextlast_img read more

first_imgIPL 2019: Chennai wasn’t a 70-run wicket during the opener, says Harbhajan SinghVeteran Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh ran through the Royal Challengers Bangalore top-order, dismissing Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers on a difficult batting wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 11:52 IST IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB: Harbhajan Singh picked up three wickets to help CSK clinch a 7-wicket win on Saturday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan Singh picked up three wickets as RCB were bowled out for 70 on a rank turner at ChepaukNo one has a problem with why so many runs are being made: Harbhajan on Chepauk wicketCSK clinched a seven-wicket win after they gunned down the 71-run target in 17.4 oversThe slowness of the Chepauk track might be attracting a lot of criticism but veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said while the wicket was difficult to bat, it was not unplayable.Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli expressed their disappointment over the wicket here after the opening match of the Indian Premier League turned out to be damp squib last night.After Royal Challengers Bangalore got bundled out for 70 in 17.1 overs.Chennai Super Kings achieved the target in 17.4 overs, winning by seven wickets.”See, it was a difficult pitch to bat on but it wasn’t like it was unplayable. We’re so used to watching matches on good wickets where no one complains when people score 170-180. But if it spins or seams a little, everyone has a problem, saying why is this happening?,” Harbhajan said at the post match press conference.”No one has a problem with why so many runs are being made. So people actually forget that the bowler also has a job in cricket. Batsmen should struggle once in a while so that they understand that it should be a battle of bat and ball.”In some places, yes, they played some rash shots as well. It was not that this was a 70 runs wicket. You’ll get at least 120 if you apply yourself,” Harbhajan, who won the man-of-the-match award for his spell of three for 20, said.Honestly didn’t expect it to turn so much: HarbhajanThe 38-year-old admitted that he and his team were surprised at the amount of turn they got from the pitch.advertisement”It was a wicket where it was holding a bit. We honestly didn’t expect it to turn so much as it did today. We played a practice match here and the wicket was a good one. We would have preferred to play on a wicket that wouldn’t spin as much as this did. Hopefully it would be better hereafter.”Harbhajan, who did not have a great season in the 2018 edition of the IPL, said it was nice to be on the winning side and contributing to the team’s cause.”It is nice to be on the winning side and contributing, especially taking the wickets of Virat (Kohli), AB (de Villiers) and Moeen (Ali)…top-order batters. This is the kind of performance that is expected from me, being the senior bowler in the side.”Though people might think that I am old but the experience is something I have gained over the years, which no one can take away from me. I am glad to contribute to the win,” said the CSK tweaker.Jadeja could be key member for India at 2019 World Cup: HarbhajanHarbhajan praised his teammate Ravindra Jadeja, who took two wickets in the game, to be a key member of the Indian team in the upcoming World Cup in England.”I feel someone like Ravindra Jadeja is always in the game as long as he is looking to spin the ball. He is someone, though I don’t want to talk way too much about the World Cup, I feel he could be a key member for the Indian team to win that. He bowls, bats and is a brilliant fielder, a gun fielder. Finger spinners should be given the responsibility and they will deliver,” said Harbhajan.Meanwhile, RCB assistant coach Vikram Solanki said the pitch was far from ideal for batting.”I don’t think we played well enough and CSK were by far the better side. We were surprised by spin and lack of pace and it spun far more than we thought. It was probably not an ideal pitch as it was not an even contest. You need an opportunity to score as well,” he said.Solanki, however, felt that his team could have done better if it had managed to get one good partnership.”Perhaps 120-130 would have been enough, but batting first in the first game in the tournament we needed to be brave and say maybe should have looked to get to 100 and look at things. We needed just one partnership and if necessary could have even played ugly and dug in to stop the rut of constant wickets.”Insisting that there were some positives which could be taken from the game, Solanki said, “It is not ideal. There are some positives though. (Yuzvendra) Chahal bowled a wonderful spell. Moeen (Ali) also bowled well and (youngster Navdeep) Saini bowled with pace. Far from an ideal performance but we have to move on.Also Read | ‘It all went WROGN for RCB’ vs CSK in IPL 2019 opener, feels Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | Nice of CSK to play me in the 1st match: Harbhajan Singh after heroics vs RCBAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Harbhajan SinghFollow CSK vs RCBFollow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Chepauklast_img read more

first_img No data available! advertisement scorecard commentary graphscenter_img view more view less Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 23:42 IST Rashid Khan fired some words at Shane Watson during the CSK vs SRH IPL clash on Tuesday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShane Watson and Rashid Khan were fired up during a high-scoring CSK vs SRH match on TuesdayWatson was also involved in a verbal exchange with Ishant and Rabada at the Feroz Shah Kolta earlierShane Watson has struggled with the bat in IPL 2019 but he roared back to form vs SRHChennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson and Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Rashid Khan were involved in a heated war of words in a high-scoring 2019 IPL match at the Chepauk on Tuesday.Shane Watson and Suresh Raina had got off to a rapid start in pursuit of 176 against Sunrisers Hyderabad after Faf du Plessis was brilliantly run out by Deepak Hooda.Watson, who has been out of from in the 2019 Indian Premier League was key for the defending champions as Chennai Super Kings sought to reclaim the top spot in the points table. Rashid Khan, the most dangerous bowler in the SRH camp, was targetted early in his first over by Shane Watson and both men were fired up.Rashid Khan glared at Shane Watson after he hit him for a boundary off only his 2nd delivery and it was soon a public verbal joust even as the over ended.What’s going on, mate?#CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/nz9HVrh6c5IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019Rashid Khan, in his next over, bowled a beautful googly to remove Suresh Raina, who was looking in sublime touch. Meanwhile, Shane Watson continued to hold fort for the Super Kings in a steep chase as Ambati Rayudu joined him in the middle.In the end, Rashid Khan conceded 44 runs off his 4 overs – the most expensive spell he has bowled in the 2019 IPL. Shane Watson, meanwhile, smashed 96 and scripted CSK’s 6-wicket win at the Chepauk.This was not the first time Shane Watson got involved in a sledge-fest this season.advertisementLast month, Shane Watson had somehow managed to rile up Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishan Sharma. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer pulled his pacer away but Watson next had an exchange with Kagiso Rabada.Incidentally, in that game, Shane Watson smashed 44 off 26 balls as Chennai Super Kings stormed to a 6-wicket win. Watson was named man-of-the-match.Between the Feroz Shah Kotla game on March 26 and the Chepauk game on April 23, Shane Watson’s run of scores read 13. 5, 26., 17, 0, 6, 31 and 5. He was on fire against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday but there were the usual Watson sparks flying again.In the 2018 IPL final against Sunrisers, Shane Watson had hit a sensational hundred as Chennai Super Kings won the title for the 3rd time.Also Read | The guys are frustrated: Jacques Kallis as KKR seek to end 5-match losing streakAlso Read | Want to play for RCB in IPL throughout my life: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso 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 2019 IPLFollow Shane WatsonFollow Rashid KhanFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2019: Shane Watson and Rashid Khan in verbal spat as CSK return to ChepaukIPL 2019: Shane Watson and Rashid Khan were involved in a sledge-fest as defending champions Chennai Super Kings chased a steep target against 2018 runners-up Sunrisers Hyderabad.last_img read more