France Giroud equals Zidane’s France scoring record Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 06:26 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images France Olivier Giroud France v Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Friendlies Only three men have now scored more times for Les Bleus than the 31-year-old Chelsea hitman Olivier Giroud has equalled Zinedine Zidane’s scoring record for France after netting his 31st goal for his country in the 2-0 win over Ireland.Although the Chelsea striker’s initial header was initially blocked by Ireland goalkeeper Colin Doyle, he followed up to force the ball over the line to give his side a 1-0 lead in their first World Cup warm-up match.Giroud now lies joint fourth in Les Bleus’ all-time table of top scorers, having moved clear of Ballon d’Or winner Jean-Pierre Papin and Just Fontaine, the man who holds the individual record for goals scored at a World Cup, having netted 13 in six matches in 1958. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Having drawn level with Zidane, the 31-year-old has David Trezeguet in his sights, with the former Monaco and Juventus striker three better off with 34.Michel Platini, meanwhile, is rather more distant with 41 all-time goals, while the leading marksman is Thierry Henry, who has netted 51 times.”It’s satisfying on a personal level, even though I did not have many opportunities tonight,” he told TF1 after the game. “I felt good in my legs, even if we could not quite finalise our efforts during this match.”I will remember especially the very good mindset and the very good start we made. We showed a lot of character, the desire to impose our game.”We knew their qualities but we were sure of ours too. That’s good, but we can improve. We could have been more dangerous, scored more goals, but in any case I think we had a lot of fun tonight.”Deschamps, meanwhile, was fulsome in his praise for the attacker: “He has been effective with us for a long time. This is what is asked of an attacker.”He has other qualities too, but at the international level, he is part of a closed circle. He is a player unfairly and too often criticised.”He does not have the qualities of other attackers, but his style of play allows the team to have sequences, which does not prevent him from being effective.”Giroud only made his debut as a 25-year-old in a 1-0 friendly victory over the USA in 2011 and was a rather slow-burner for his country, scoring only three times in his first 22 appearances. Against Ireland, he won his 72nd cap and netted for the fourth time in his last five internationals.No one has scored more under Didier Deschamps’ leadership, and he is expected to play a significant role as France chase their second world title in Russia. Zidane, who won a third successive European Cup as Real Madrid coach on Saturday, is best remembered for scoring twice in the 1998 World Cup final, which France won 3-0 against Brazil. He also netted a penalty against Italy in the final eight years later, though was later dismissed in that clash.
Transfers Neymar: My dad doesn’t decide my career, I do Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 14:36 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Neymar PSG Ligue 1 With the 26-year-old’s future still the subject of much speculation, the player has lashed out that those who believe he is controlled by his father Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar has praised his father, but insisted he made his own decisions regarding his future.Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid after just one season at PSG, where he arrived in a world-record €222 million (£200m/$266m) switch from Barcelona last year.The 26-year-old’s dad has long acted as his advisor and also serves as his agent, but Neymar Jr. said any decisions about his career were in his own hands. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “My father doesn’t take decisions for my career. I’m the one who decides about that,” he told Brazilian magazine VIP.”He’s the best advisor I could ask for but, in the end, it’s my call.”My father takes care of other matters that run parallel to football, so that I can focus only on my profession.”Neymar scored 28 goals in his first season at PSG and contributed a further 18 assists in just 30 outings, despite his campaign having been ended early by a foot injury suffered against Marseille in February. He has, however, made Brazil’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018, where he is preparing for matches against Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.Indeed, his team-mates are optimistic about the manner he is recovering, with Danilo stating that he is getting “better and faster” each day.He enjoyed a largely successful first season with PSG, where he is under contract until 2022.Under the guidance of Unai Emery, he helped them to win the domestic treble and also scooped the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award.However, PSG suffered disappointment in the Champions League, their ultimate goal this season, as they were ousted in the first knockout round by eventual champions Real Madrid. Injury prevented Neymar from featuring in the return leg.He hopes to make amends with his nation this summer, having suffered a serious back injury at World Cup 2014, which prevented him from featuring in the semi-final in his homeland, a match Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany.With the national team he has scored 53 goals in 83 appearances, putting him fourth on the list for the nation’s all-time leading marksmen behind Romario (55), Ronaldo (62) and Pele (77).Rumours, however, continue to dog his future, with a switch back to Spain touted.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard delighted with Chelsea academy after Grimsby victoryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard was delighted with Chelsea’s 7-1 win over Grimsby Town to book their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Academy graduates Reece James, Marc Guehi and Billy Gilmour all started, while back-up Michy Batshuayi took his chance by scoring a double.Lampard said: “It was pleasing on a lot of levels. It was not complete. “But I’m pleased some players who have not been playing so many minutes played, some debuts, and the young lads who came on improved the team which was nice. It’s nice to get that first home win.”I thought Gilmour ran the game from midfield, and Guehi was solid. They’ve been outstanding this year.”And the young subs showed how comfortable they are on the ball. Now the hard work starts to get in the team regularly.”It says a lot about the academy, and nights like this give the opportunity to mix the team up and give them a chance, it gives good recognition to the academy.”
Lazio boss Inzaghi upset with Celtic comebackby Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio boss Simone Inzaghi was left frustrated with their Europa League defeat to Celtic.The Biancocelesti had taken the lead and were in control only to lose 2-1 in the final stages.“That’s the ugly thing about football, you don’t get the results you deserve. It’s difficult to swallow a defeat like that,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“We must realise that we won’t lose many if we maintain this spirit for 90 minutes. It’s already happened to us this season, but I couldn’t have asked much more from my lads.“The second goal was an individual error and you pay a heavy price when a player is allowed to lose his marker. It was a performance where we certainly deserved a different result, but we need to keep working, because evidently what we’re doing is not enough. We must keep believing in ourselves and I feel we’ll go far if we play like this.“It’s a pity, we deserved more in this wonderful arena.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Clemson has lost a pair of former five-star recruits from its roster in the last few weeks, but the Tigers keep chugging along. Most programs couldn’t shrug off having a quarterback like Hunter Johnson leaving campus.Johnson was the No. 30 overall player in the class of 2017. 247Sports ranked him second among pro-style quarterbacks.Even with that pedigree as a recruit, Johnson was likely set to begin the season as the third quarterback on the depth chart for the Tigers. Starter Kelly Bryant led Clemson to the College Football Playoff last season, while true freshman Trevor Lawrence is set to take the spot behind him on the depth chart.While Johnson was a five-star player, Lawrence was the top recruit in his recruiting class. He is considered one of the top quarterback recruits in recent memory, and some think he may even push Bryant during the season.Hunter Johnson has transferred to Northwestern, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will be rooting for him from ACC country.Swinney was asked about Johnson during a media session today. He had nothing but positive things to say about the former Tiger, when asked if he had spoken to him since the announcement. Via 247Sports:“I have. I talked to him and Fitz (Pat Fitzgerald). I’m really glad it worked out that way. He told me early on that that was probably what he was going to do. I reached out to Fitz, who I have a lot of respect for and he’s a friend. It was a tough decision for Hunter. I am not surprised that we have a quarterback who decided to transfer. I was just surprised by the timing. I really felt like if anything happened, it would probably be after the season. He’s an unbelievable talent. He’s gonna be a pro. He’s gonna play this game a long time. A guy that I’ll be connected to forever. I’ll be friends with him forever. He’s truly one of the best players and one of the best young people I’ve ever been around. I wish him well and know he’s in a good place. I’m pulling for him all the way through and can’t wait to watch him be successful.”Johnson, an Indiana native, considered in-state Big Ten programs Indiana and Purdue as well. He ultimately settled on the Wildcats, which have a recent history of solid quarterback play.Swinney’s handling on players leaving his program has been refreshing. Defensive tackle Josh Belk was one of the top defensive tackles in the class of 2018, and just months after enrolling at Clemson, he decided to leave the program.He was granted a full release, and will now play for Clemson’s hated rival South Carolina instead. Of course, it is a bit easier to be lenient with these things with a national championship and three straight College Football Playoff berths in your back pocket.[247Sports]
KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 15: Florida Gators football helmets on the field before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)One of the top recruits from Florida’s 2018 recruiting class has reportedly been arrested for the second time this year. According to a report from 247Sports, wide receiver Justin Watkins was arrested on four charges earlier this week.Watkins is facing four charges, including two third-degree felonies. He faces false imprisonment-kidnapping and domestic battery by strangulation charges.Following the report from Thomas Goldkamp, Florida head coach Dan Mullen has reportedly suspended the former high school star.Details of the incident that sent Watkins to Alachua County Jail have not been released.Updated: Coach Dan Mullen has suspended Justin Watkins from all team activities effective immediately. https://t.co/ImQb3ZwTyc— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) July 24, 2018Watkins was arrested earlier this year on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He allegedly followed a female student, took her phone, and then smashed it on the ground. Watkins allegedly then followed the student, kicked her car and tried to let air out of the tires.Watkins was a top 100 recruit in the 2018 class. The former high school wide receiver was set to add cornerback depth for the Gators this season.[247Sports]
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the Florida State Seminoles and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Following last night’s bombshell ESPN report about a “toxic culture” within Maryland football, head coach DJ Durkin was among the staffers placed on administrative leave. The controversy is already having recruiting ramification for the Terrapins.Earlier this year, offensive lineman Jordan McNair died days after reportedly collapsing at a team workout. It has since been reported that he suffered heatstroke.Unnamed players at the workout said that McNair was made to finish the last of his 110 yard sprints, despite the fact that he could not keep his head up, and was clearly unwell.The ESPN report details numerous other instances of horrible workout conditions, and abusive treatment of players by staff members. Multiple former Maryland staffers were quoted in the piece.Today, Parker Moorer, a three-star offensive lineman out of Charlotte, decommitted from Maryland football.He made the announcement via Twitter. It did not directly cite the controversy surrounding the program, but it is not hard to interpret the timing of the decision.All glory to god!! ?? pic.twitter.com/G08CUSWgFw— Parker Moorer ?? (@pmoorer___) August 11, 2018Tight ends coach David Bucar, the only coach referenced in the tweet, was a recent addition to the UMD staff. He previously worked under new offensive coordinator and now, interim head coach, Matt Canada while at LSU and Pitt.Moorer also holds offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, and others.247Sports ranks him as the No. 766 player in the country. He’s the No. 38 player from North Carolina.
While Stephen A. Smith’s style may not be for everyone, it’s hard to deny that he’s one of the most successful on-air personalities in sports. As such, if he’s giving advice, you should probably listen up.This week, Smith was up in upstate New York to talk to Syracuse’s football players. Smith may not have any experience playing football, but what he said seemed to resonate with the team.In fact, Smith’s advice can be applied to all aspects of life. The message? You need to take control of your situation to maximize your potential.Here’s a bit of what Smith had to say:“If you see somebody that’s better than you, if you look in your mind’s eye and you know that’s somebody has something that you don’t, why not ask yourself why? Why not ask yourself how you can get it? Who told you that they get to have a monopoly on greatness?You’re living. You’re breathing. You’re eating. You’re working. How come you can’t get it?”Syracuse tweeted video of two minutes of Smith’s speech. What he’s saying makes a lot of sense.Maximize your potential. pic.twitter.com/aY0snUs83i— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) August 19, 2018Syracuse’s football program has been down for almost two decades now, and last year, the team finished with a 4-8 record. If the 2018 season is the start of a turnaround, perhaps Smith’s speech will have been one of the reasons why.
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 20: A general view during the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Army Black Knights at Yankee Stadium on November 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)Week 12 of the 2018 college football season doesn’t feature a ton of intriguing matchups, but there are still a couple of huge games on the schedule.Today, ESPN’s group of college football analysts unveiled their picks for Week 12’s biggest games.We have some major upset picks.Four ESPN reporters are picking one of the top teams in the country to fall.Four ESPN reporters have decided to pick No. 12 Syracuse to upset No. 3 Notre Dame in New York, as the game is being played at Yankee Stadium.This would be Notre Dame’s first loss of the season. It would probably eliminate the Fighting Irish from College Football Playoff contention.You can view all of ESPN’s picks here.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program has landed some big recruiting news amid its biggest week of the regular season.Jalen Perry, one of the top defensive backs in the 2019 class, has committed to the Wolverines.The four-star cornerback, ranked the No. 19 player at his position by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, chose Michigan over South Carolina, among other programs.Perry announced his decision on Twitter.Officially CO〽️〽️ITTED to Michigan! #GoBlue 〽️???? pic.twitter.com/Qfg37kQV0T— Jalen Perry (@JalenPerry03) November 19, 2018Perry is ranked the No. 171 overall recruit in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Michigan’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 9 class in the country.
COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Missouri football finished its 2018 season on a high note. The Tigers lead Arkansas 38-0 with just over five minutes left in today’s season finale, and will finish the year 8-4, with a 4-4 SEC record.Drew Lock has 221 yards yards and two touchdowns in the game.Thank you, @DrewLock23 pic.twitter.com/wqIzDOOqni— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) November 23, 2018Lock and company had already clinched bowl eligibility. Now, we have a decent idea of where the Tigers could wind up.With Missouri right in the middle of the SEC, and the league’s many bowl affiliations, the projections are all over the place. Entering today’s game, I found five different bowl possibilities floated by various outlets.Missouri football in the Music City Bowl:The most popular destination for the Tigers in Nashville, though there is far from a consensus on the opponent. A few solid ACC teams could fit the bill.247, ESPN: Missouri vs. NC StateAthlon, Bleacher Report: Missouri vs. PittCBS Sports: Missouri vs. Boston CollegeMissouri football in the Gator Bowl:After the Music City Bowl, there are a number of single projections for games.ESPN‘s Kyle Bonagura has the Tigers facing Michigan State in Jacksonville.Missouri football in the Outback Bowl:Michigan State could be a potential match-up for Missouri in a few different games. SB Nation has the Tigers taking on the Spartans in this Tampa-based game.Missouri football in the Liberty Bowl:This is the lone projection for Mizzou to face a Big 12 team. Sports Illustrated has the Tigers facing Oklahoma State.Missouri football in the Belk Bowl:One final projection sends the Tigers to Charlotte. Sporting News likes Missouri to face Virginia in the Belk Bowl. The Hoos currently trail rival Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, which could hurt this possibility.
The NFL Draft is roughly one month away, and buzz surrounding the biggest event of the offseason is growing. With mock drafts circulating on several platforms, Mel Kiper Jr. just released his latest edition for every first-round pick.Once again, the top pick in this mock draft is Kyler Murray. The Oklahoma superstar has the proper skillset that fits perfectly for the Arizona Cardinals. After all, head coach Kliff Kingsbury is fond of the Heisman Trophy winner.Another no-brainer selection thought of by most is Nick Bosa to the San Francisco 49ers. His ability to get after the quarterback is far too impressive to pass up with the No. 2 overall selection.Kiper had some interesting picks in the early half of the draft, which includes Dwayne Haskins to the New York Giants. This would signify the franchise choosing their successor for Eli Manning.The ESPN analyst also revealed his landing spot for D.K. Metcalf, who put the league on notice during the NFL Combine. Kiper places the Ole Miss product in Green Bay to play alongside Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.Here is a recap of the most notable predictions that Kiper made in his mock draft:Less than a month away, @MelKiperESPN’s got his picks in for some of the biggest names in the NFL draft ✅ pic.twitter.com/Q7dTp12PE6— ESPN (@espn) March 26, 2019Irv Smith Jr. to the New England Patriots would make tons of sense for the defending champions. He’d provide the team a replacement for Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement over the weekend on Instagram.Other intriguing predictions includes Drew Lock to the Miami Dolphins, Quinnen Williams to the Oakland Raiders, and Devin Bush to the Cincinnati Bengals.The full mock draft can be seen here on ESPN+ for those with a subscription.
I would like to thank all the schools who recruited me up until this point. Respect my decision. (Recruitment is still open) @OnTopAthletics @cosimp4real @damehova9 pic.twitter.com/HIIqesQIDD— Jay Hardy (@_Chilloutjay) June 21, 2019Thus far, one prediction has been logged over at 247’s crystal ball. It has Hardy staying in state, and committing to the Volunteers.He has already made two visits to the Vols and paid a visit to the Auburn Tigers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Ohio State Buckeyes and Ole Miss Rebels.Will Hardy further trim down the list before making his commitment, or will he leave all 16 of those teams on his list when he finally makes the big announcement. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Davis – Pool/Getty Images)Four-star defensive end Jay Hardy is being heavily recruited by programs across the country, and appears to be giving everyone a fair shake. He recently narrowed down list, but he didn’t narrow it down too far.Taking to Twitter on Friday, Hardy revealed that he had reduced his list to 16 schools. The list is a who’s-who of elite programs with 15 Power Five schools and nine SEC programs on it.The 16 schools are Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Liberty, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.Hardy is rated as the No. 116 overall prospect in the country by 247Sports. He is the No. 4 strong-side defensive end in the country, and the No. 5 prospect from the state of Tennessee.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Joshua Moore #14 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter defended by Ajene Harris #27 of the USC Trojans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns are only five days away from playing their first game of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ll be without sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore for the foreseeable future.In a media session on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman revealed that Moore would be suspended for the season opener against Louisiana Tech. The suspension comes several weeks after Moore was arrested in Austin on misdemeanor gun charges.At the time of the arrest, Herman revealed that the team was dealing with the matter internally. But he also noted in a statement that they would determine “any further action upon the completion of that process.”“We’re aware of the situation with Joshua Moore. We have talked with him and his family and are handling this internally at this time, but will continue to monitor the legal process. We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process.”Given the suspension that has now been laid down, it would appear that process is now complete. As a freshman, Moore caught seven passes for 53 yards and a 27-yard touchdown against USC.Texas coach Tom Herman says WR Josh Moore (facing misdemeanor weapons charge) is suspended for the season opener #HookEm— Jim Vertuno (@JimVertuno) August 26, 2019But it’s not entirely clear if Moore’s suspension extends beyond the opener against Louisiana Tech.Moore is expected to play a much bigger role in the offense this coming season.
Reuters LondonJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 18:24 IST Hector Bellerin went down clutching his knee while challenging for the ball against Chelsea on Saturday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHector Bellerin suffered a knee injury against Chelsea on SaturdayBellerin will have surgery to repair the injury to his left knee and is expected to be out for up to 9 monthsArsenal next host Manchester United in an FA Cup fourth round tie on FridayArsenal right back Hector Bellerin has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury in Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea, his club said in a statement on Tuesday.Bellerin will have surgery to repair the injury to his left knee in the coming days and the Spain international’s rehabilitation is expected to take between six and nine months.The 23-year-old, who was making his first start after returning from a calf injury, went down clutching his knee while challenging for the ball in the second half and was carried off the pitch on a stretcher.His injury is another blow to manager Unai Emery, who had already lost defender Rob Holding for the rest of the season to a similar knee problem last month.The Spanish coach said he had players to fill in for Bellerin and was unlikely to dip into the transfer market to sign a replacement, having previously said he could only take players on loan in the January transfer window.”We have Ainsley [Maitland-Niles]. He can help us by playing like a right back or a right winger. And also, [Stephan] Lichtsteiner is another player,” Emery said.”I don’t forget [Carl] Jenkinson… he played some matches and if we need [him], he is okay to help us.”Arsenal next host Manchester United in an FA Cup fourth round tie on Friday, before returning to Premier League action against Cardiff City at home on January 29.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 Hector BellerinFollow ArsenalFollow Premier league Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin ruled out for the rest of the seasonHector Bellerin suffered a knee injury in Arsenal’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday.advertisement
Diego Maradona fined for dedicating club win to Venezuela President MaduroDiego Maradona dedicated a recent victory by the Dorados, the football club he coaches, to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and got fined by the football federation.advertisement Reuters Mexico CityApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 12:14 IST Diego Maradona had been fined an unspecified sum by the Mexican football federation (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSDiego Maradona dedicated a recent Dorados win to Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroMaradona had been fined an unspecified sum by the Mexican football federationHe violated the federation’s code of ethics which mandates political neutralityDiego Maradona has been fined for dedicating a recent victory by his Mexican club to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Mexico’s football federation said on Monday.The Argentine great, who coaches Dorados de Sinaloa, had dedicated a 3-2 win over Tampico Madero to Maduro and Venezuela in a news conference at the end of last month.The body said in a statement that Maradona had been fined an unspecified sum for violating the federation’s code of ethics which mandates political neutrality.Maradona had said he was dedicating the victory to Maduro and Venezuelans caught up in an economic crisis. He also criticized US President Donald Trump.Also Read | Diego Maradona released from hospital after routine operationAlso Read | Diego Maradona expresses desire to coach Argentina for freeAlso Watch | Cristiano Ronaldo not the greatest. I am: Diego Maradona to India TodayFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow MaradonaFollow Nicolas MaduroFollow Football federationFollow Venezuela Next
Redmi phone with pop-up camera teased again, may come with Snapdragon 855 chipA sample photo shot on the Mi 9 SE inadvertently reveals a Redmi phone with a pop-up selfie camera. The Redmi phone is also said to come with a Snapdragon 855 chipset.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 11:59 IST HIGHLIGHTSA leaked Mi 9 SE sample photo reveals a mysterious phone with a pop-up camera.The purported Redmi phone could come with a Snapdragon 855 chipset.Xiaomi may announce the Redmi phone later this month.If you wish for it enough, you might just get what you want. For many weeks now, there have been rumours that Xiaomi is working on a Redmi phone with a pop-up selfie camera. A leaked image did the rounds earlier this month of a Redmi Pro 2 with a pop-up camera, which was quickly debunked and labeled fake. This week, yet another image has surfaced, which seems to show a glimpse of an unannounced Xiaomi phone with a pop-up camera.The leaked image, which has now been deleted, is actually a photo sample shot on the Mi 9 SE. The sample focuses on some bottles, but some keen-eyed observes notice a phone in the background with a visible camera cutout on the top left corner of the frame. This could very well be the Redmi phone that many have been expecting, but there is no way to confirm this as of now. We can also see a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the frame. With a pop-up selfie camera, the mysterious Redmi phone will likely sport a full-screen bezel-less and notch-less display. Rumours say this Redmi phone could launch later this month, but the company is yet to start teasing its launch. So far, Xiaomi has only confirmed the launch of a new Redmi Y-series phone, possibly called Redmi Y3, in India on April 24.Whether the leaked phone is called Redmi Pro 2 or something else altogether, it seems this is the phone that will get a flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing had said earlier this month that the company will launch a Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi phone. Xiaomi has never launched a Redmi phone with flagship specs, considering the Redmi brand has always been about offering affordable smartphones.advertisementIt will be interesting to see where Xiaomi will place the Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi phone since the company already has a Poco sub-brand to offer affordable flagship phones, while the high-end segment sees Xiaomi’s own Mi flagship phones.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Y3 listed on Amazon India, tipped to sport Redmi Note 7-like designGet 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 XiaomiFollow Redmi
India vs West Indies, 1st Test: Ajinkya Rahane hits 1st international hundred in 2 yearsWorld Test Championship: There was more relief than joy for Ajinkya Rahane as the India vice-captain ended his hundred-less drought that extended to 17 Test matches. Rahane followed up his first innings 81 with a determined hundred in the second innings that has given India a potential match-winning lead. 29 (26.5) Match Ended India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019 Point (74.2) b Mohammed Shami 32 (56) & 93 (128) fine Leg vs 343/7 d India beat West Indies by 318 runs Mid on 343/7 d (112.3) 0 covers 50/8 ( R. Chase 19.2 Overs) , Point (26.5) Mid off Mid off third Man 13/4 ( S. Hetmyer 7 Overs) , Mid Wicket 1 covers 0 fine Leg third Man fine Leg Point 81 (163) & 102 (242) 7 R Shimron Hetmyer S. Hetmyer c Ajinkya Rahane b Ishant Sharma India Today Web Desk North SoundAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 22:13 IST Ajinkya Rahane got to his 10th Test hundred on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane hit his 10th Test hundred on SundayRahane had gone 17 Tests without a 3-figure scoreRahane has followed up his 1st innings 81 with a patient hundredAjinkya Rahane has roared back to form with his 10th Test hundred in India’s World Test Championship campaign opener against West Indies in Antigua.Ajinkya Rahane had gone hundred-less for 29 innings in Test cricket and more than 2 years in international cricket. However, the India vice-captain ended the unwanted phase of his international career with a stroke-filled hundred against West Indies on Day 4 of the ongoing 1st Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 4: Live Cricket ScoreAjinkya Rahane came close to ending the hundred drought in the 1st innings but he was dismissed for 81 by Shannon Gabriel. Rahane rode his luck in the 2nd innings as he survived an LBW appeal and a drop catch to get to the 3-figure mark in the post-Lunch session on Sunday.Rahane added 106 runs for the 4th wicket along with captain Virat Kohli as the duo put India in the driver’s seat at Stumps on Day 3. However, West Indies began Sunday’s play on a high removing captain Virat Kohli off the very first ball he faced in the first session.Rahane though managed to restart and refocus and went on to grind down the West Indies bowlers on a hot day in Antigua. Rahane has added a 100-plus stand with Hanuma Vihari who has looked spottless during his knock of 71 and counting.The 100-plus stand for the 5th wicket has taken Inida’s lead close to 400 runs as India are looking set to clinch 60 points in their first match of the World Test Championship.advertisementOpener Mayank Agarwal (16) was the first wicket to fall for India in the second innings, trapped by Chase in the 14th over although TV replays showed the ball was missing the leg stump but the batsman didn’t go for review ion Saturday.After Agarwal’s departure, KL Rahul (38) and Chesteshwar Pujara (25) added 43 runs for the second wicket to take India forward.Rahul, however, gave away his wicket, bowled by Chase. He went across his stumps while going for a sweep, only to expose all the three stumps and the West Indian spinner stuck as the batsman failed to connect the ball.An over later, Roach went through Pujara’s defence to reduce India to 81 for three.Before that, India bowled out West Indies for 222 in 74.2 overs in their first innings in reply to 297 with Ishant Sharma returning with best figures of 5 for 43.Besides Ishant, Mohammed Shami (2/48) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/64) scalped two wickets a piece.Also Read | I never gave up: Ben Stokes on heroic 135 not out vs Australia in 3rd Ashes TestAlso Read | Will name my 1st child after you: Fans react to Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroicsAlso 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 Ajinkya RahaneFollow 1st TestFollow India VS West IndiesFollow Hanuma VihariFollow World Test Championship 27/6 ( S. Hope 11.1 Overs) , Ishant Sharma (IND) I. Sharma (IND) West Indies batting WI batting Jasprit Bumrah (IND) J. Bumrah (IND) 0 100/10 ( K. Roach 26.5 Overs) , Miguel Cummins M. Cummins not out graphs Mid on (96.4) & 222 Mid on Mid off 0 Mid off nb 0 0 0 Mid Wicket Fall of Wickets 5 4 122.58 0 1 11 Point Mid Wicket Jason Holder (c) J. Holder (c) b Jasprit Bumrah covers third Man S/R 5/43 (17) & 3/31 (9.5) West Indies Square Leg b Jasprit Bumrah 0.87 0 West Indies WI 2nd Inns Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah India Point India Bowling IND Bowling 3 Square Leg 100 1 0 lbw b Ishant Sharma 1 Shamarh Brooks S. Brooks lbw b Ishant Sharma 222 Mid on Mid Wicket (26.5) 1 18.18 All batsmen are considered right handed 5 0 8 third Man 7/1 ( K. Brathwaite 1.4 Overs) , All batsmen are considered right handed Shannon Gabriel S. Gabriel c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami Point Square Leg b Jasprit Bumrah 1 Kraigg Brathwaite K. Brathwaite c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah b Jasprit Bumrah 2 19 not out 7 Mid on Scorecard Mid Wicket 46.66 Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja covers West Indies WI India IND 0 0 12 b Jasprit Bumrah Point covers All batsmen are considered right handed 297 Mid off view full scorecard fine Leg fine Leg Mid off Darren Bravo D. Bravo b Jasprit Bumrah r 4 (74.2) & 12 41.37 100 40 Mohammed Shami M. Shami 15/5 ( D. Bravo 7.3 Overs) , 3 Super Over Square Leg Mid Wicket 10.5 third Man 8 o Shai Hope (wk) S. Hope (wk) b Jasprit Bumrah 25 0 19 0 Mid on Hanuma Vihari (IND) H. Vihari (IND) All batsmen are considered right handed third Man 10/2 ( J. Campbell 3.5 Overs) , 8.33 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed 4s Mid Wicket c Rishabh Pant b Jasprit Bumrah c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Shami covers No data available! 13 0 3.15 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket third Man West Indies WI 1st Inns Square Leg third Man Mid on fine Leg John Campbell J. Campbell b Jasprit Bumrah Point fine Leg c Rishabh Pant b Ishant Sharma 38 31 42.10 5 6s Mid on fine Leg (96.4) w Mid Wicket Point Mid off 1/55 (18) & 5/7 (8) Point 2 22 Next Toss: WI elected to field Mid off Square Leg Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Paul Reiffel (AUS) 0 15 c Ajinkya Rahane b Ishant Sharma commentary 2 1 86.36 10/3 ( S. Brooks 4.1 Overs) , 297 0 50/9 ( S. Gabriel 20 Overs) , 0 India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:00 (Local Time) 10 Square Leg covers fine Leg Mid on India IND 1st Inns (112.3) 2 third Man All batsmen are considered right handed 2 Mid off Match Ended Square Leg Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 0 0 1 Ishant Sharma I. Sharma 9.5 All batsmen are considered right handed 42 covers wd e/r Roston Chase R. Chase b Mohammed Shami 0 1 third Man Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed – advertisement Series Status: India lead the 2 Test series 1-0 Player Of The Match: Ajinkya Rahane 20 4 Mid on 4 5 31 Kemar Roach K. Roach c Rishabh Pant b Ishant Sharma Mid off Mid Wicket Extras: 8 runs (B: 0, LB: 7, WD: 0, NB: 1, P: 0) B covers covers fine Leg Ajinkya Rahane (IND) A. Rahane (IND) India IND 2nd Inns 0 0 37/7 ( J. Holder 15.2 Overs) , Square Leg 100 m 2.6 0 view more view less Top Batsmen Top Batsmen India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019, 1st Test 0
15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Editors’ Recommendations The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar We’ve talked before about Drake & Hutch, the socially conscious, upscale British clothing company that is redefining men’s basics like boxers and t-shirts. Well, they’re at it again: not only are they offering an incredible line of socks, but they’re also reinvigorating British manufacturing in the process.You’d be forgiven for not knowing Manchester, England was once known as Cottonopolis. In the early 1900s, around 80% of the world’s cotton went through Manchester, which was a major hub for manufacturing. But nowadays the old mills and factories are coffee shops and apartments. Since the 1950s, England’s manufacturing has greatly declined, losing a lot of work to China. Pete McGuinness, founder of Drake & Hutch, who already made the choice to work only with ethical suppliers around the world, has now decided to help revive England’s long, proud tradition of textile manufacturing.This ambitious new plan to create jobs in the United Kingdom and support local businesses starts with the humble sock. Drake & Hutch has taken the age-old favorite footwear and updated it with bold colors and classic patterns. Each chunky or fine-knit sock is made of mostly cotton (with a bit of nylon thrown in so you don’t have to wear sock garters anymore– at least not until the Hipsters make them trendy), chosen because of its softness, sustainability, breathability, and dyability. The fabric’s natural light coloring means the Drake & Hutch greens and oranges really pop. McGuinness is already planning to add a selection of made-in-Scotland hats, gloves, and scarves in the near future.“Most of our suppliers are small family owned 3rd or 4th generation businesses,” McGuinness says. “We work closely with them using our design capabilities and their expertise to create high quality wardrobe staples that are made to last, providing a little bit of affordable luxury you can enjoy everyday.“Having regular contact with our suppliers means we know the clothing is being made ethically with fair wages supporting local communities.” In the case of Drake & Hutch’s new socks, McGuinness has partnered with one of the world’s oldest sock mills that is still a family business 134 years later.There is an exciting Indiegogo campaign to help make the plan a reality. While Drake & Hutch is a thriving online business with 15 stockists around the world, they’re asking for a bit of help to jump start the new line. New companies rarely have a ton of free cash lying around. The company is looking for £2,000 (roughly $2,600 at the time of publication) which will go directly towards buying the stock and marketing the products, as well as helping them attend trade shows. The benefit of pledging money to the campaign (aside from boosting the economy) is the chance to pre-order, receiving steep discounts on the socks. And the first 500 pairs ordered will be guaranteed in time for Christmas.Each pledge level offers different incentives. £5 will get you a £5 gift card to use on in their online store. £11 gets you a pair of the socks, which has a recommended price of £18, so you’re already saving £7! Perhaps you’re particularly jazzed about the resurgence of British-made clothing and pledge £32: well, sir, you’ve just gotten yourself 2 pairs of British-designed, British-made socks and a pair of Drake & Hutch’s tailored Kensington boxer briefs. Hell, a mere £90 (roughly $120 at time of publication) gets you 10 pairs of these wonderfully comfortable, stylish English socks, which means you get to go more than a week before having to do laundry, which we can all agree is actually priceless.Once again, Drake & Hutch is not only making you look damn good, but the company is also positively impacting the world around you.
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