Crystal Palace defender Kelly happy for Gauita after winning debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace defender Martin Kelly was delighted to be part of victory over Leicester City.The Scouser was impressive for the 1-0 win.Kelly said, “I felt we did really well as a team,” he said. “We showed again how dangerous we are at home, especially with how loud the fans are. We had a really strong performance and every one of us fought for those three points today.”Every game now feels massive, it always does in the Premier League. There are no games that you take for granted but we know going into home games we’ve got a real chance of getting a result because of how good our fans are. They put us on the front foot.”On debutant Vicente Guaita’s clean sheet, Kelly added: “Vicente has been working his socks off in training, waiting for his chance, and he saved us today with that stop. He was brilliant.”He’s quite a character if you get to know him. He doesn’t know much English but he knows the basics, he knows enough to communicate with you on the pitch and that’s what you want when the big man’s behind you. You need him to be talking, he can see the whole pitch. He’s settled in and I’m sure he’ll be made up that he’s had his chance and he’s done well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
James: Romero has improved Man Utd teammate De Geaby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid James says Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero’s foot skills have improved David De Gea.The Argentine will replace De Gea for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool after the 28-year-old went down with an injury in Spain’s draw with Sweden.And former England goalkeeper James believes Romero, who joined United in 2016, has helped De Gea increase his proficiency in playing out from the back.”I’ve analysed him and there are a few ‘keepers who are highly-rated who just put the ball out there in a general area. But he’s as good as Ederson and Alisson using his left foot and right foot,” James told Goal.”David de Gea is, of course, the number one, but I looked at Romero when Manchester United bought him and I was amazed at how good the guy is with his feet – then I saw an improvement in De Gea.”What you tend to find is when you’ve got two ‘keepers or two players training with each other day in, day out, you start picking up positive habits from the other player.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Bret Bielema Mother’s Day CardsRecruiting college football players doesn’t just mean recruiting the actual athletes – coaches often have to convince a player’s family that their school is the right place for their loved one. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema gave us a reminder of that Friday morning.Bielema, who took a flight to the NFL Draft to support his players, posted photos of Mother’s Day cards he’s sending to recruits’ mothers. He also mentioned that he’s willing to write to girlfriends of recruits – if need be.Productive flight to draft. Mother’s Day cards for prospects #WoooPig … Can write girlfriends if needed! pic.twitter.com/c5HCWkjFGo— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) May 1, 2015This isn’t anything new – but usually, we see the finished product from recruits, not coaches. The Razorbacks have done a nice job on the recruiting trail the past few years – we’ll see if it continues.
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has revealed he is “happy and healthy” ahead of the new season, and says his marriage to partner Amine Gulse has made him “calm” as the 2019-20 campaign approaches.The pair wed in Amine’s adopted home city of Istanbul in Turkey earlier this summer after two years together, with the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, playing the part of Ozil’s best man.And, while the former Germany international concedes organising the ceremony ate into his off-season holiday, he claims it was an “amazing” experience and one that has had a positive effect on life away from playing football. 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? Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, the 30-year-old said: “Outside the pitch, you have to be happy.“If you find the right person, which is what I did, you’re more calm in your life. I think it helps a lot in your job as well.“I am really happy, I am healthy and I got married, so I am calm.“It’s always difficult to plan everything during the season. “When you live in London but the wedding is in Istanbul, it’s difficult and needs time. “The first two weeks of my vacation, it was really hard to organise everything to make everything fixed with my wife. “But it was an amazing wedding, we had a lot of fun with my friends and family and her friends and family. We had a good time.”Ozil, who arrived in the English capital from Real Madrid in 2013, is closing in on 250 appearances for the Gunners, and is keen to play a pivotal role as the club look to improve on last season’s fifth-place finish.Currently contracted to Arsenal until the end of June 2021, the number 10 says he would like to add more silverware to his collection over the coming months after suffering Europa League final defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea in May.“You want always to win a title,” he said, “so we are working hard and let’s see what happens.”Arsenal’s 2019-20 Premier League campaign gets underway on August 11 with a visit to Newcastle United, followed by a home clash with Burnley six days later. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the signing France Under-21 striker Marcus Thuram from Guingamp in a deal worth a reported €12 million (£10.8m/$13.5m).The 21-year-old – son of World Cup winner and France great Lilian Thuram – has penned a four-year contract with the Bundesliga side.Thuram joined Guingamp in 2017 from Sochaux and scored 17 goals in 72 appearances across all competitions for the French side. 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? Nine of those goals came in Ligue 1 last term, but they did not prove enough to stop Guingamp from being relegated to the second tier.Thuram then spent the summer representing France at the Under-21 European Championships, where they were knocked out at the semi-final stage by eventual champions Spain.”We’re thrilled to have Marcus on board,” said Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl in a statement.”He is a fast, robust and dangerous attacker who fits into our squad well. We’re confident that he will make his mark in the Bundesliga.”Thuram joins a Gladbach side that finished fifth in Bundesliga last season – three points off the top four and Champions League qualification.Borussia Monchengladbach have announced the signing of Marcus Thuram, son of Lilian. 🤝Here’s what the striker can do! 🔥pic.twitter.com/dODjJPo1lj— Goal (@goal) July 22, 2019That secured them a Europa League spot for the upcoming campaign, though they head into the new season reeling from the departure of star player Thorgan Hazard.The Belgium international left for Borussia Dortmund in May having scored 13 goals and laid on 12 assists in 35 appearances across all competitions for Gladbach in 2018-19.But he formed part of Dortmund’s aggressive early-summer spending spree, joining Julian Brandt, Nico Schulz and Mats Hummels in moving to Westfalenstadion.Gladbach kick-off the new Bundesliga season against Schalke on August 17, though their first competitive fixture comes eight days earlier when they face Sandhausen in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.Before then they will take in pre-season fixtures against Angers, Athletic Club and Chelsea as Marco Rose embarks on his first season in charge having joined from Red Bull Salzburg.
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field after a football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 30-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel and Baker Mayfield certainly aren’t the same player, but many – right or wrong – have decided that there are a number of similarities between the two. Some believe that Mayfield, because of his personality and a few off-the-field incidents, is destined to fail in the NFL, just like Manziel. It doesn’t help that both players were drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns.That said, neither Manziel nor Mayfield believe that the former Oklahoma star is destined to wind up just like his predecessor. Manziel is rooting for Mayfield to succeed – and Thursday, he even offered him a little advice.Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Manziel said that Mayfield should figure out a way to trust the people around him. Clearly, he doesn’t think he did enough of that.Via USA Today:“I feel like Baker’s in a better situation, having a vet quarterback in there in Tyrod [Taylor]. There’s not pressure on him to come in and start Day 1, and I think he’s going to go into it and he’s going to learn from the vets. It hurts when you don’t have a guy like Joe Thomas on the O-line, because once I started to get to know Joe and started to pick his brain, I really started to learn a lot of stuff.He’s got good people around him, he’s got a great group of receivers. And trust in those guys they have around him. That would be my advice to him. Baker’s got the fire, Baker’s got the spark, and I think he’ll do alright. But don’t let the pressure of everything else that goes on get to you. Just go out and make football the main thing.”Here’s video:Manziel, who signed with the CFL last week, seems to be in a better place than he was back when he was on the Browns.Mayfield will be one of the most scrutinized players in the NFL – whenever he gets his shot on the field. He’s either going to be the reason for the Browns turning their franchise around, or just another Cleveland quarterback bust.
Kirk Herbstreit, like most of us, is excited for the upcoming weekend of college football. From a Thursday night matchup between Tulsa and Temple to Saturday night’s final game between Duquesne and Hawaii, there is a full slate of college football action.Herbie, however, is focused on three intriguing matchups.Here are the three games the College GameDay analyst is looking forward to this weekend.Texas A&M vs. AlabamaTCU vs. TexasStanford vs. OregonHerbire broke down all of the action in the video below.First 3 weeks of the season have been incredible and Week 4 won’t disappoint. Here are my thoughts on this week’s top games thanks to my friends @TGIFridays and @CoorsLight #spon pic.twitter.com/1dDoWLSlDp— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 19, 2018Herbstreit will get a front row seat to watch the Cardinal battle the Ducks in Oregon as College Gamday kicks off from Eugene. Herbie will be calling the game between the No. 7 and No. 20 ranked teams respectively.Can the Aggies take down the Crimson Tide this weekend, just two weeks after pushing Clemson to the brink?Stay tuned for all of Saturday’s college football action.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)There’s growing talk of an NFL head coach needing to be fired after what happened in his team’s loss today.The Denver Broncos lost to the Houston Texans, 19-17, in a contest that featured multiple game management blunders by head coach Vance Joseph.Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien even appeared to taunt Joseph on the field for his mistake.Joseph, 46, is in his second season leading the Broncos’ team. Many are now doubting that he will reach a third with a franchise.Not suggesting #Broncos players want Vance Joseph to lose his job… But they certainly aren’t playing like they want him to keep it.— Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) November 4, 2018Unreal. Vance Joseph just fired himself. Unreal.— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) November 5, 2018And to answer the question, yes if I were Elway I would try to talk Gary Kubiak into taking over temporarily and relieving Vance Joseph of his duties.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 5, 2018The Broncos fell to 3-6 on the season with today’s loss to the Texans, who improved to 6-3 on the year.We’re now past the halfway point of the regular season. We’re entering the time when teams will start to make some major changes. Stay tuned.
Tonight is a massive contest, though, and so far, the Longhorns are not looking fully back.It was LSU 20, Texas 7 after two quarters.Is Texas back or not?Texas… not back— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 8, 2019Texas is not back folks.— Felipe (@FelipeRobles36) September 8, 2019Texas is very much so not back— Nathan McCleland (@mcclevage5) September 8, 2019Texas: Not Back— Matthew Travis (@Mjtrav627) September 8, 2019It’s only been two quarters, of course, and the Longhorns have time to get back in this time, pull out a win and emerge as legitimate College Football Playoff contenders.The “Texas isn’t back” jokes will be flying if that doesn’t happen, though.Texas and LSU are underway in the second half on ABC. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 28-21 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Sam Ehlinger said the two words every Texas fan has wanted to hear following the Longhorns’ blowout win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl last January.“Longhorn Nation — we’re baaaaaaaaack!” he declared.A lot of people believed this, too.Texas came into the 2019 season ranked inside the top 10. The Longhorns were a popular Big 12 championship pick. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit had Texas in his College Football Playoff.
CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 03: A detailed view of the helmets of the Clemson Tigers before their game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Monday night, Dabo Swinney broke the news that Bryton Constantin would miss the rest of the season due to an injury. Unfortunately for the four-star linebacker, he tore his ACL for the second time this year.Back in February, Constantin tore his ACL playing basketball. Clemson didn’t expect him to play at all during his freshman season because of the time it would take for him to rehab.Constantin was recovering nicely from his knee injury, but then tore his ACL again during rehab.Swinney talked about the injury on Monday, saying “You hate it. Hate it for him. I think they’re gonna fix it Friday. Our doctors are going to do it.” Although it’s a difficult time for the Clemson linebacker, the team saw Amari Rodgers recover quite well from his own ACL injury. The star wideout played on Saturday and finished with 121 receiving yards and two touchdowns.Clemson’s doctors may have that same luck with Constantin this time around.Dabo follows up on his news from Monday that freshman LB Bryton Constantin has re-torn his ACL. Clemson’s doctors are going to repair it. “I hate it for him.” Says he can draw some inspiration from Amari Rodgers, however. “Better it happen now than in December or January.”— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) September 17, 2019Since the Tigers weren’t preparing to play Constantin this season, the linebacker corps won’t be affected this season.The main concern is that Constantin will have to go through another long rehab for the second time this year.
Rajarshi Gupta MelbourneDecember 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 15:56 IST Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 63 as India posted 443 runs in their first innings of the Boxing Day Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTim Paine was caught on stump mic trying to needle Rohit Sharma during the Boxing Day Test on ThursdayRohit remained unfazed and scored a classy 63 not out as India declared on 443 for 7Aaron Finch said Paine tried to have some banter with Rohit but he did not take the baitIndia have so far dominated the Boxing Day Test but with Tim Paine behind the stumps, a bit of chatter and banter is never too far away. After needling Murali Vijay in Perth, Paine targeted Rohit Sharma and challenged him to hit Nathan Lyon for a six.Rohit, who had missed the second Test at Perth Stadium last week, was trying to settle down against some tight bowling when Tim Paine decided to have a bit of a chat with Aaron Finch to try and distract Rohit.However, Rohit remained undeterred and scored his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015. Incidentally, the last time Rohit had scored a Test fifty outside Asia was in Sydney back in January 2015.During a critical moment in the second day’s play, Paine told Finch, who was standing close in: “It’s a bit of a toss up between Royals and Indians for me. But if Rohit hits a six now, I’m changing to Mumbai.”Rohit Sharma leads Mumbai Indians while Ajinkya Rahane, who was at the other end, led Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 season.Rohit and Rahane added 62 for the fifth wicket and were instrumental in India’s eventual 443 for 7 declared. Aaron Finch walked out to face India’s pacers with Marcus Harris and the pair survived six hostile overs.Speaking to the media after the day’s play, Finch admitted Australia tried to distract Rohit but he did not fall for the bait.”We were just trying to have a bit of banter with Rohit. I asked Rohit if we brought mid on up if he’d take us on and go into IPL mode and he didn’t take the bait, unfortunately.advertisement”It was just a bit of good fun, a bit of banter. It was a long time out there,” Finch said.The series has been closely contested but plenty of attention has been drawn by Virat Kohli. The Australian media have questioned his behaviour on the field. Back home in India, not everybody is impressed with Kohli’s on-field behaviour. In fact, Sunil Gavaskar reckoned India started the sledging war and had to be prepared to cop some of it from the Aussies.In Perth, Paine had asked Murali Vijay how he could like Kohli as a bloke. Before the stump mic caught Paine’s banter, he had been involved in a heated verbal battle with Kohli and the duo almost collided with each other before the umpire intervened.Also Read | Admire Virat Kohli but he should behave with dignity: Naseeruddin Shah to India TodayAlso Read | Rohit Sharma hits 1st Test fifty outside Asia since 2015Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Tim PaineFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Aaron FinchFollow Tim Paine stump micFollow MCG TestFollow Virat Kohli Aaron Finch on Tim Paine’s banter with Rohit Sharma: He did not take the baitIndia vs Australia: Aaron Finch said Australia tried to distract Rohit Sharma so he would play a rash shot during the second day of the Boxing Day Test.advertisement
Reuters MadridJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 19:58 IST The injury rules Gareth Bale out of Madrid’s Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGareth Bale sustained a calf injury during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal in La Liga on ThursdayBale has been injured over 20 times since he joined Real Madrid in 2013Bale has scored only four goals in the league this seasonReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale’s rotten run of injuries has continued with the club confirming in a medical report on Saturday that the Wales international had suffered a calf strain which is set to rule him out of action for up to a month.The 29-yer-old Bale, Real’s record signing, sustained the injury during Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal in La Liga on Thursday and asked to be substituted at half-time.Real’s statement on their website said Bale had a grade one injury but did not give details on when they expected him to return to action, although reports in the Spanish media said he would be out for between two and four weeks.The injury definitely rules Bale out of Madrid’s Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis in addition to the two Copa del Rey last-16 games against Leganes this month.He also risks missing a crunch match on Jan. 19 at home to high-flying Sevilla, who are two points above Real in the table.Bale has enjoyed better fortune with injuries than in previous campaigns since joining Real from Tottenham Hotspur for a then world record fee of 100 million euros ($113.93 million).He has been widely criticised in the Spanish media for his meagre goal tally, though, with four strikes in 15 Liga games, and for failing to fill the void left in Madrid’s attack by all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus.Also Read | Predrag Mijatovic criticises Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualitiesAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Gareth BaleFollow Real Madrid Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale sidelined with calf injuryGareth Bale sustained a calf injury during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal in La Liga on Thursday and asked to be substituted at half-time.advertisement
Next OnePlus 6T gaming review: PUBG, Fortnite or Asphalt 9, it runs them all and it runs them wellThe OnePlus 6T is a very powerful smartphone that can handle most Android games, including PUBG and Fortnite, with ease. Lots of RAM, Snapdragon 845 processor and a relatively affordable price of Rs 37,999 makes it one neat package for mobile gamers.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 12:28 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus 6T is an all-purpose phone but the top hardware inside it means at excels at running games.For hours, OnePlus 6T can run games like PIUBG without heating up in any alarming way and without any lags.The clean OxygenOS software too makes a difference.In the last few months we have seen arrival of gaming phones. These are the phones designed for people who take their gaming seriously and hence put an emphasis on performance. Now, that is all nice. But where does that leave a phone like the OnePlus 6T, which has top hardware and which also claims to offer incredible? There is only one way to find out, play some games on the OnePlus 6T. And that is exactly what I did. The result: A review of OnePlus 6T that yet again proves why this phone is so good.If you look at all the gaming smartphones launched recently, it’s easy to figure out that all of these are equipped with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip. Except for Asus ROG Phone, all of them run on the standard clockspeed that Qualcomm ships it with. All of them feature the Adreno 630 GPU, which is presently the most powerful GPU in the Android universe. On paper then, there is no difference between all flagship phones launched in 2018.The OnePlus 6T offers the same Snapdragon 845 chip clocked at 2.8GHz. The base version offers 6GB RAM and goes up to a whopping 10GB RAM on the McLaren edition. OnePlus uses a fast 2-lane UFS 2.1 storage with capacities ranging from 128GB to 256GB. Therefore, in terms of hardware, the OnePlus 6T is there with the best in the market. However, like the ROG Phone or the Poco F1, the OnePlus 6T doesn’t claim to offer any sort of additional cooling enforcements. Also, unlike the others mentioned here, the OnePlus 6T features a sleeker and seductive design with a premium Gorilla Glass 6 body. It’s more subtle. This may put off those who love sharp lines with loud colours, but makes for a more practical form factor to live with on a daily basis.advertisement Oxygen OS makes it stand apart from the restWhile putting a Snapdragon 845 chip is mostly easy for any manufacturer, it depends on how each of them treats the software. Most gaming smartphones that I have seen until now rely on highly customised versions of Android with a lot of features baked in – some that you may never need. The ROG Phone, for example, has a dedicated button to free up the RAM from all apps and processes. Nubia’s Red Magic gaming phone also features a similar setup. The OnePlus 6T also features a similar feature implemented in a more clever way.Over the past few years, we have learnt that software optimisation really matters a lot for overall performance. With a heavily customised interface, the phone has to keep certain processes running in the background. This might not have a significant impact on a Snapdragon 845, but it takes away from the efficient functioning of the entire system. OnePlus Oxygen OS is also a customised Android interface, but the tweaking has been done under the hood to boost performance. The skin is lighter on the resources and the 500 optimisations that OnePlus made shows in the overall fluidity. Compared to the older OnePlus 6, the 6T easily has an edge despite sporting the same hardware – thanks to the better-optimised software. Since OnePlus knew that the 6T will be used by gaming aficionados, the company built in subtle additions that add to the overall experience instead of taking away from it. There’s a built-in Gaming Mode that’s automatically activated once you launch a game. It freezes background applications and optimises the CPU as well as GPU (which is a better way of depicting background process freezing). In addition to that, it also lets the player answer calls via the loudspeaker, gives an option to avoid notifications and a simplified yet unobtrusive way to get text notifications sans the fancy background.Is the gaming experience smooth?As I said, the mobile gaming arena hasn’t come with games that require dedicated hardware to run certain games smoothly. Developers optimise mobile games to reach out to as many smartphone users as possible. Therefore, a game of PUBG MOBILE with my mates doesn’t feel any different than a gaming smartphone. On the OnePlus 6T, an hour’s session of PUBG MOBILE doesn’t make it lag or stutter in any way. I kept on playing several matches and the phone just took it like nothing. The heat management has also been good, despite the OnePlus 6T lacking a dedicated cooling arrangement. And note that the phone managed to maintain this performance consistently for the past two months – not many phones can achieve that.advertisement The big 6.4-inch AMOLED display makes all games come alive with bright and rich colours. The small waterdrop notch doesn’t intrude into the experience, thereby making a joy to enjoy games on the big without any ugly black bars or notches eating up into useful space. The 3700mAh battery with Oxygen OS’ optimisation means that a 30-minutes session of PUBG only depleted around 14-15 per cent of battery on an average. This is good statistics and with the Dash Charge, you can be ensured of another 30 minutes of gameplay within 15 minutes at max.ConclusionIf you are considering to spend your money on a gaming smartphone lately, my logical suggestion would be to opt for a OnePlus 6T. It’s half the price of the Asus ROG Phone but offers a similar, if not better, gaming experience. The cheaper Poco F1 is a decent alternative, but it can’t match the finesse, smoothness and consistency in terms of raw performance on the OnePlus 6T. If gaming is your priority, the OnePlus 6T will satisfy youALSO READ: | PUBG joins Counter Strike:Go, DOTA 2 as bestseller on Steam, sells for massive discount on PCALSO READ: | Can playing Fortnite earn you money? 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Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi Redmi Note 7 is launching in India soon, the company officially announced.A report last week revealed Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go will launch in India by March.Rumours suggest that the Redmi Go will be priced somewhere around Rs 5,000.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is launching in India soon, the company officially announced this bit of news on Thursday. In fact Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain went up to say that the Redmi Note 7 which sports a 48MP camera which changes the way one looks at Xiaomi and “turn the industry upside down”. Looks like Xiaomi is prepping beyond the Redmi Note 7 for India. The company may soon unveil its first ever Android Go phone called the Redmi Go in the country soon.Last week a report revealed that Xiaomi will be launching three Redmi phones by the end of the first quarter of 2019. This means by March we will have three phones coming from Redmi in the country. These phones are said to be Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go, which will be company’s first try with Google’s Android Go software.Until now we have heard a lot about the Redmi Go but all of them were somewhat speculations. But now, it looks like some almost official looking pictures of the Redmi Go have surfaced online along with the full specs sheet, credit goes to Revu website and leakster Ishan Agarwal. This is for the first time that Redmi Go has been leaked in pictures. By the looks of it, the Redmi Go looks almost like the Redmi 5A. This means the Redmi Go will look like any other basic phone with thick bezels, single camera on both back and front, no bezels. The pictures further reveal that the Redmi Go phone will have a plastic build, of course because it’s going to be a cheap phone.advertisementRumours suggest that the Redmi Go will be priced somewhere around Rs 5,000. But we believe if Xiaomi wants its Android Go phone to gain success in the country it should price the phone under Rs 4,000. In India, Redmi Go should be priced between Rs 3,000 – Rs 3500. We say this considering past Android Go from other smartphone manufacturers failed to gain popularity, and one of the major reasons for that is because of their high price. Basically, if Xiaomi can get the India price of the Redmi Go right this phone can stir the entry-level smartphone segment of the country.This is also for the first time that the full specs sheet of the Redmi Go phone has leaked online. The specs sheet reveal that the Redmi Go will come with a 5-inch LCD display which will be paired with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Xiaomi Android Go phone will be powered by Snapdragon 425 processor which Qualcomm has designed mostly for the entry-level phones paired with Adreno 308 GPU, up to 1.4Ghz maximum speed and 4x ARM Cortex A53 cores. The Redmi Go will be backed by 3000mAh battery. The phone is said to come bundled with 5V1A charger out-of-the-box.Like most Android Go phones in India including Samsung Galaxy J2 Core and Nokia 1 the Xiaomi Redmi Go will also come in one variant with 1gigs of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The Redmi Go phone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based on Google’s streamlined software Android Go. This means that the Redmi Go will come with all the Go apps like Maps Go, YouTube Go, among others.The Redmi Go will also have camera on both front and back. On the rear panel the Redmi Go is said to include an 8MP camera coupled with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and more. On the front, the Redmi Go is said to bear a 5MP selfie camera paired with f/2.0 aperture.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 coming to India soon, Xiaomi confirmsALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 India launch soon so what is India price? Expect around Rs 12,000 for 3GB Note 7ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro, and Redmi Go India launch likely by MarchGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow Android GoFollow Redmi Go Xiaomi Redmi Go first picture leaked, full specs and expected India price also revealedWe believe if Xiaomi wants its Android Go phone to gain success in the country it should price the phone under Rs 4,000. In India, Redmi Go should be priced between Rs 3,000 – Rs 3500.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 15:53 IST Vidarbha proved doubters wrong by successfully defending the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha won the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup during the 2017-18 seasonVidarbha became only the sixth team to defend the Ranji TrophyVidarbha also became the third team to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani CupMumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the teams which have always dominated the domestic cricket circuit. However, Vidarbha — one of the lower rated teams not too long ago — has changed people’s assumptions and has done the unexpected.This team not only won the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup during the 2017-18 season but also successfully defended both titles this year.When Vidarbha won both the tournaments last year, many critics said it was just a fluke. But by successfully defending both the titles, the team has proved everyone wrong.There were many heroes behind Vidarbha’s victory as when a team wins, not only the players on the field but also the entire support staff, coaches, players off the field contribute in some way or the other.It was a surprise for many that a team which always failed to qualify for the knockout stage has four major titles to its name now. The reason behind it is the players hard work and coach Chandrakant Pandit.Pandit, who played five Tests and 36 ODIs for India, was named Vidarbha’s coach in the 2017-18 season and guided the team to victory in his very first year in office. Pandit, however, is infamous in the domestic circuit for his tough coaching style.The 57-year-old coach imposes a fine of Rs 500 on the bowlers for every no ball during a practice session and also personally speaks to the players for boosting their morale.Before coming to Nagpur, Pandit had led Mumbai to become Ranji champions.advertisementTalking to IANS, Aditya Sarwate, who played a significant role for Vidarbha in the Ranji final, said: “We took every game as a do-or-die affair which has been our plus point. Chandu Sir’s approach has been effective as he never takes any team lightly.”According to Sarwate, walking on the path showed by Pandit is the main reason behind Vidarbha’s success.Not only Pandit, there have been many heroes for Vidarbha and one such name is Wasim Jaffer, who switched to this team from Mumbai. Once a member of the Indian Test team, Jaffer joined Vidarbha in the 2015-16 season. Jaffer had earlier led Mumbai to become Ranji champions and has tremendous experience of big matches which proved helpfull for Vidarbha.Jaffer, who accumulated 1037 runs from 15 innings, not only contributed with the bat but also played a crucial role in the team’s strategy making. He did not play in the Irani Cup but mentored the team.In sports like cricket, a team’s success revolves around it’s captain. Faiz Fazal turned out to be Vidarbha’s most successful captain. From being a key strategy maker on the field, Fazal, who plays as an opener, also provided strong starts to his team.Sarwate also acknowledged that Jaffer and Fazal’s presence strengthened Vidarbha’s batting.”Wasim is a legend as his presence in the team is a huge factor. Fazal is also doing well for the team regularly. Our batting was strong because of these two and a big credit goes to Wasim and Fazal for our success,” Sarwate said.In both the seasons, the team combination was almost the same however, the heroes were different which shows Vidarbha has not tasted success relying on any particular player.In the last season, apart from Jaffer and Fazal, Akshay Wadkar was also impressive with the bat while Rajneesh Gurbani starred with the ball, leading Vidarbha to bag consecutive titles.This year, the story changed as players like Sarwate and Akshay Karnewar hogged the limelight and their impressive show helped Vidarbha defend the title. Akshay Wakhare, Umesh Yadav and Ganesh Satish also joined the list.In this season, Vidarbha played to a draw in their first three games but outclassed Chhattisgarh by 10 wickets in the fourth match. The Ranji champions didn’t lose even one game this season.In the last two years, the major change in the Vidarbha team has been their hunger to prove themselves. This hunger united the team and made Vidarbha a champion team, defeating whom became a herculean task for many big teams.Despite the absence of Jaffer and Umesh in the Irani Cup, Vidarbha proved that it is not a side which simply relies on big names. The passion in Vidarbha compelled the Rest of India skipper Ajinkya Rahane to say that other teams should learn from them.Also Read | Vidarbha join elite company after defending Ranji Trophy and Irani CupAlso Read | Vidarbha’s X-factor, Aditya SarwateAlso Read | Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs to defend Ranji Trophy titleadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow VidarbhaFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Irani Cup Vidarbha, the new powerhouse of domestic cricketVidarbha won the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup this year. In the process they became only the sixth team to defend the Ranji Trophy and also became the third ever team to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup back-to-backadvertisement
Next Barcelona showed they had more experience: Juergen Klopp after Liverpool defeatLiverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kickadvertisement Reuters BarcelonaMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 11:40 IST Juergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool suffered a 0-3 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final 1st legJuergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots savedLiverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goalLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his team could not have played much better despite their 3-0 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.”Football is like this. It is about scoring goals and they scored three and we scored none but the performance was really good, the boys played a super game, to be honest, but against a side like Barcelona, a few moments are enough to give them the opportunity,” Klopp said.”What can I say? I am really happy with the performance but of course not too happy with the result, we have to take that, that’s football and we know that. You don’t get grades, only a hard result and we have to accept that.”Liverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kick.Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved and Mohamed Salah striking the post.”That is how it is. How we created the moments was outstanding, how we caused them problems was outstanding, we controlled the game so well,” Klopp said.”We went in at halftime, analyzed the half, told the boys what we can do better and what have to do it again. I don’t know if we can play it much better, to be honest,” he said.”But then you have that one moment, the ball hits the crossbar.. and then Messi is there for an easy goal. Then a wonder strike again, that is how it is. That ball was obviously unsaveable,” Klopp added.advertisement”Barcelona showed they had more experience. We saw that in the moments when they stopped our rhythm, going down, but that’s part of the game,” the German said.Liverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goal.”3-0 is not the easiest result but we have another game (second leg) and our people will be there,” he said.Also Read | Champions League: Lionel Messi scores 600th goal as Barcelona crush Liverpool 3-0Also Read | Champions League: Ajax Amsterdam outclass Tottenham 1-0 in semi-final 1st legFor 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 UEFA Champoins LeagueFollow Lionel MessiFollow Juergen Klopp
World Cup 2019: I am a fast bowler, not medium pacer, says annoyed RussellWorld Cup 2019: Andre Russell said he is annoyed with people terming him has a medium-pacer, even though he is capable of bowling over 90mph.advertisement Press Trust of India NottinghamJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 08:55 IST Andre Russell picked 2 wickets against Pakistan during their World Cup match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies” Andre Russell said he is a fast bowler and not a medium pacer, which people generally think of him as.”I think they underestimate me,” Andre Russell said after picking 2 wickets against PakistanWest Indies defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in their first World Cup 2019 match on Friday”I am a fast bowler,” thundered West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell Friday, reminding all who are only in awe of his incredible power-hitting.Russell returned with figures of 2/4 in West Indies’ seven-wicket thrashing of Pakistan at the Trent Bridge, starting their campaign in the World Cup on a high note.”A lot of people have been saying I’m in the team as a big-hitting batter but they don’t remember I’m a fast bowler,” said Russell after the match.”I think they underestimate me. I’ve been jealous in the past couple of years because people have me down as a medium-pacer. When I see ‘Andre Russell’ come up on the big screen and I see ‘medium-pacer’, I’m like, who are they talking to?’.”Actually, I’m annoyed. Who’s responsible for that stuff should change medium-pacer to fast.”Russell lit up the Indian Premier League with a flurry of of fours and sixes, the incredible hitting drowning the fact that he can also bowl fast.”At the end of the day I’ve showed them I can bowl 90mph. I think they should put some respect by my name. Today, when you turn up and see a (bouncy) pitch like that, it gives you a vibe to bowl fast, an energy to bowl fast.”Russell is confident he will be fit for the side’s second match against Australia on June 6, despite limping heavily after his match-turning spell in the thumping win.”I’ve been playing for years with these knee injuries,” Russell said after the match.advertisement”And sometimes it feels worse than some days but, at the end of the day, I’m a professional. I know what to do to get back. I think I have five days before the next game so that is more than enough time to get my knee back to normal and get it settled.”Let’s just see what happens. I have a good physio team, massage team, hereso they’re going to be working with me closely for the next couple of days,” Russell said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 organisers to refund fans stuck in queues during West Indies vs Pakistan gameAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening dayAlso 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 World Cup 2019Follow Andre RussellFollow West Indies Vs Pakistan
Will try to restore lost pride in West Indies cricket in India series: Nicholas PooranNicholas Pooran, who scored his maiden ODI century (118), in West Indies’ narrow defeat to Sri Lanka, is hoping that the team restores their pride in their next series against India.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service Chester-le-StreetJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 13:09 IST Will try to restore our lost pride in India series: Nicholas Pooran. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies suffered their seventh successive tournament defeat against Sri LankaIndia will be touring West Indies to play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in AugustWest Indies’ final match of the tournament is against Afghanistan on July 4West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran, who scored a brilliant century in his side’s narrow defeat to Sri Lanka, is hoping that the team can learn from its disappointing World Cup campaign and restore their pride in their next series against India.On Monday, the 23-year-old left-hander scored his maiden ODI century (118) as the Windies suffered a seventh successive tournament defeat against Sri Lanka in Durham.Pooran hammered an 83-run stand for the seventh wicket with Fabian Allen to give West Indies an unlikely shot at a record World Cup chase but they fell short by 23 runs.”This hasn’t been a successful tournament for us but as sportsmen, you fail more than you win and this has been a learning experience,” he was quoted as saying by the ICC.”We have a young team and a young batting line-up. Hopefully, a lot of guys like me, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope and Fabian Allen have learned from this tournament.It was the third time they’ve come close to a big scalp in recent weeks, after also losing out narrowly to Australia and New Zealand, scant consolation ahead of their final match against Afghanistan on Thursday.”Hopefully when we play our next series against India we can start heading in the right direction and restore pride in West Indies cricket,” said Pooran.India will be touring West Indies to play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests, starting from August 3.Pooran also acknowledges the comparisons with Brian Lara and admits that he watched a lot of film of the great man but does not intend to fuel the hype.advertisement”I know people say a lot of things about me but if I don’t perform on the field it makes no sense,” he said.”I just want to get better and better each day. I have had a lot of starts in this tournament but not converted. I don’t know what the future holds – I’m just thankful that I got the opportunity to play and I could show the selectors that I could play.”I don’t want to be like anyone else, I just want to be Nicholas Pooran,” he added.Also Read | Watch: Rihanna meets Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite after Sri Lanka vs West Indies gameAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Nicholas Pooran 118 in vain as Sri Lanka scrape past West Indies in thrillerAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Nicholas PooranFollow Sri Lanka vs West Indies Next
World Cup 2019: India missed a solid No. 4, says Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh expressed his disappointment over the omission of Ambati Rayudu from World Cup squad and asked the management to show faith in one player for No. 4 position.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 11:57 IST Photo: ReutersHIGHLIGHTS India were knocked out of the World Cup 2019 after a rare top-order failure against New ZealandYuvraj Singh asked the Team Management to groom one player for No. 4 spotYuvraj also expressed his disappointment over the handling of Ambati RayuduFormer India player Yuvraj Singh questioned the way Indian Team management has been handling the No. 4 spot in the recent past.After India’s exit in World Cup 2019, questions have been raised over the vulnerability of Indian middle order and the conundrum over the number 4 position persists. They have tried different players at the spot, but no one has been able to nail down his name for the spot.India finished the group stages of the tournament at the top of the points table but failed to chase a 240-run target in the 1st semi-final against New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday.”The team management should have groomed someone. If someone was failing at No. 4, the team management should have told that player that he was going to play the World Cup. Like in the 2003 World Cup, we were playing New Zealand before the tournament, everybody was failing. But the same team played in the World Cup,” Yuvraj told TOI.”It was disappointing to watch what they did with Rayudu. He was in the contention for the World Cup. He got runs in New Zealand but after three or four bad innings, he got dropped,” Yuvraj added. “And then Rishabh (Pant) came in and he got dropped. If No. 4 is a crucial position in ODI cricket, if you want someone to do well in that position, you will have to back him. You can’t drop someone if he is unable to do well all the time,” he told.Yuvraj Singh was India’s main man at No. 4 position and had helped Indian team become World Champions twice, with his exploits with the bat.advertisementTest opener K.L. Rahul was made the number four by the Indian team management going into the World Cup even though the selectors led by MSK Prasad said that all-rounder Vijay Shankar was picked for that spot for the showpiece event.After Shikhar Dhawan’s injury, the team management decided to bring Rahul as the opener. And when Shankar was ruled out, they flew in opener Mayank Agarwal to fit into the middle-order.ALSO READ | England vs New Zealand: Shoaib Akhtar predicts winner ahead of World Cup 2019 final at Lord’sALSO READ | New Zealand vs England, World Cup 2019 final Live Cricket Streaming: Watch NZ vs ENG Star Sports, DD SportsALSO WATCH:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Yuvraj Singh