10 months agoSherwood can’t see Spurs winning title

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sherwood can’t see Spurs winning titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood doesn’t rate his old club as title contenders.Liverpool are top on 42 points, a point clear of Manchester City, with Spurs five points back after making one of their best-ever starts to a Premier League campaign.”I was surprised Mauricio said that because he’s been playing it down for a number of years now, saying we’re on a different project here at Tottenham – they absolutely are,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.”But when you look through the side, the likes of Lloris, Trippier, Rose, Harry Kane, Eriksen, Moura who comes off the bench and sometimes starts, Son, they can play in the top-four teams.”You could pretty much put them up for sale and they would go for big, big money to probably the best teams in Europe.”The only reason they aren’t title contenders in my opinion is because I’ve got such a soft spot for Man City and I think they are far and above everyone else.” last_img read more

9 months ago​Cardiff manager Warnock: I still want striker signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Cardiff manager Warnock: I still want striker signingby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff boss Neil Warnock is still hopeful that he will be able to sign a striker this month.The veteran boss knows that is side must score more goals if they are to remain in the Premier League, having only netted 19 in 21 games so far.”I’d still like another striker, even with the lads that are here, because something like this might happen again,” Warnock said in his press conference. “We’re very thin on the ground in that area and we’ve got to try and get more goals into the team.”Cardiff are only a place and two points off the drop zone. last_img read more

9 months agoKilbane still unimpressed by Man Utd midfielder Pogba

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kilbane still unimpressed by Man Utd midfielder Pogbaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton defender Kevin Kilbane remains unimpressed by Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.United travel to Wembley to face Spurs in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first big test at 4.30pm.”It’s all very well strutting his stuff now Jose Mourinho is gone – Paul Pogba needs to show he’s not a one trick pony today,” Kilbane told the Daily Mail.”He could be one of the Premier League’s best midfielders but he is quite obviously a weak player who needs someone to tell him how good he is all the time, before he can perform.”Clearly Mourinho was not the ideal manager to get the best out of the Frenchman. “But then the former United and Chelsea boss has shown little sympathy for dozens of mavericks or pretty average players throughout his career.”The relationship between the two was poison but while Pogba is undoubtedly very talented, and now a World Cup winner, he has been really poor and remarkably inconsistent in this second spell at Old Trafford.” last_img read more

a month agoWest Ham midfielder Rice studying Man Utd, Man City stars

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham midfielder Rice studying Man Utd, Man City starsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice admits he studies his rivals at Manchester United and Manchester City.Rice says he still has much to improve and is watching some of the world’s best holding-midfielders to do so.”As a holding midfielder I’ve got so much to learn,” Rice told Monday Night Football following a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa when his side were down to 10 men.”I try to watch the top players.”The likes of Fernandinho, Rodri, Carrick back in his day, Busquets and try to pick little bits out of their game, see how they play.” last_img read more

12 days agoBrighton striker Aaron Connolly mixed emotions for Republic of Ireland debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Aaron Connolly mixed emotions for Republic of Ireland debutby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Aaron Connolly was left frustrated with his Republic of Ireland debut.The 19-year-old Albion striker went off the bench with just 11 minutes remaining of the Euro 2020 qualifier in Georgia.He had two chances to score, forcing a solid save from keeper Giorgi Loria and then firing into the side-netting in a cameo which lit up an otherwise attritional 0-0 Group D draw in Tbilisi.Connolly said: “Like every striker, I feel I have to score that at 0-0 in a game like that. I should have scored. It’s disappointing, but I feel proud as well.”The confidence levels are quite high because of last week (scoring twice against Tottenham) and I felt if I came on, I would make an impact.”I feel like I did but I feel like I should have scored as well. It’s disappointing.” last_img read more

Ohio State’s National Championship Rings Are Hurting The Buckeyes’ FIFA Playing Ability

first_imgOhio State's national championship rings.Ohio State’s 2014 football team received its national championship rings this morning. There are, of course, many benefits to wearing a championship ring: they look cool, they go with everything and they remind people that you are a national champion. There’s a downside, though: they hurt your video-game skills. You know how hard it is to win a FIFA game with this ring on? Feel me @jbbigbear we just take it for granted without it— Joe Burger (@jburgs37) March 27, 2015Perhaps the people who design the national championship rings should figure out a way to make them lighter so it’s easier to score goals in FIFA.last_img read more

4-Star Penn State Commit Shane Simmons Tweets Turtle Emoji, PSU Fans Freak Out

first_imgShane Simmons Tweets an image of a turtle.Shane Simmons TweetThe college football recruiting Twitter world is a place full of top-10 lists, little humility and cryptic emojis. Avoid it at all costs, if you can. There are times when you can’t avoid it, though. Like when a recruit committed to a school tweets something about another school, causing a semi-freakout among fan bases. That happened today. Shane Simmons, a four-star linebacker in the 2016 class committed to Penn State, tweeted a turtle emoji, something often used by Maryland players and fans. — Shane Simmons (@Shizzeee_) May 17, 2015 He then retweeted the following tweet from four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., who committed to Maryland on Friday.#ShizzeeeToUMD @Shizzeee_— Dwayne Haskins, Jr. (@dh_simba7) May 17, 2015 Then Penn State fans reacted. @Shizzeee_ Booooooo!!!— E (@We_Are_Penn_St) May 17, 2015 @Shizzeee_ what’s up with the turtle emoji— Justin Muffley (@muffley10) May 17, 2015 @Shizzeee_ PSU is where it’s at— Justin Muffley (@muffley10) May 17, 2015 @Shizzeee_ He’s making fun of them…they don’t even realize it.— Brian Richards (@fuzz3307) May 17, 2015 @We_Are_Penn_St @Shizzeee_ hes making fun of Maryland lol— David (@DFi5her) May 17, 2015 @Shizzeee_ #TheMovement pic.twitter.com/9pvCyGJfZD— SaulGoodman (@Linebacker_U) May 17, 2015 @dh_simba7 @Shizzeee_ Hells No! Let every man decide his path and do not judge or scorn him for it. #WeAre!!— R. Robert Garcia (@TexasTrinity) May 17, 2015 @dh_simba7 @Shizzeee_ why would he want to play for a bunch of losers. What has Maryland ever won. Oh yeah they win at disrespect— Andrew Ball (@PhileePhan) May 17, 2015 Simmons was considering Maryland at the time of his commitment to Penn State. Now that Haskins is on board with the Terps, many recruiting analysts believe other top in-state prospects will follow. Simmons, a Hyattsville, Md., native, could be one of them.last_img read more

Pep: City don’t have a Fernandinho replacement

first_imgFernandinho’s bravura display in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Premier League title rivals Liverpool proved he is irreplaceable, according to manager Pep Guardiola.The Premier League champions closed to within four points of Jurgen Klopp’s leaders at the summit thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane either side of Roberto Firmino’s second-half equaliser.Fernandinho sat out City’s back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester City last month, with John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan providing uneasy alternatives at the base of Guardiola’s midfield as Liverpool were gifted the initiative. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And, in a season when star man Kevin De Bruyne has been limited to a solitary league start due to medial knee ligament injuries, Guardiola knows he can ill afford his 33-year-old midfield general spending any more time on the sidelines.”Fernandinho’s specific qualities, we do not have a replacement for him – his kind of duels, the way he is going backwards,” said the City manager.”He is an incredible, outstanding player for us. Against Liverpool he showed it again.”And pray, pray [for him] to be fit for as long as possible.”Another veteran of City’s previous title triumphs, Aguero, opened the scoring on Thursday by beating Alisson with a thunderous finish from an almost implausible angle.Friday mood! pic.twitter.com/X4QUAHP2FO — Fernandinho (@fernandinho) January 4, 2019 It was the Argentina striker’s 250th league goal of a career that started with Independiente in his homeland before a move to Atletico Madrid. Guardiola ranks City’s all-time top scorer Aguero and Fernandinho among a select few of his first-team squad for whom winning is akin to a drug – proven characters who could be pivotal should the battle with Liverpool go to the wire.”Always he responds,” the ex-Barcelona boss said of Aguero. “He has these incredible numbers.”I have a lot of respect for the players who stay 10, 11, 12 years – every year doing that. They are the ones I respect the most.”Everybody can make an exceptional season or good moments in six months or two seasons.”But players like Vincent [Kompany], like David [Silva], like Sergio, like Nicolas Otamendi, who every single year are there competing with the desire to do more and more and more…”Winning is so addictive. It is something when you taste it, you go, ‘wow, I want more of that’.”The hedonism of midweek at the Etihad Stadium, where Guardiola credited a raucous home crowd for being “close to us more than I ever saw before in my period here”, gives way to a Sunday visit from Rotherham United in the third round of the FA Cup.Last night will be remembered. Love to our fans who pushed us throughout. Together we can go above and beyond. #ManCity pic.twitter.com/9tdUYta1TK — Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) January 4, 2019 Then comes the first leg of an EFL Cup semi-final against Burton Albion as City continue to battle for trophies of four fronts.As much as he welcomes that challenge, Guardiola conceded there might be more enjoyable ways to spend the English winter.”I would like to have two months of holidays right now, definitely,” he added. “This month was really tough but it is what it is.”We want to become a top, top club. You cannot deny any game, you cannot drop any competition.”I don’t know how we are going to be. Maybe if we didn’t play in the Carabao Cup it would be easy for our recovery. For example, Liverpool are out [of the EFL Cup] and have more time to prepare the Premier League.”But I prefer to be in [City’s] position. We have enough of a squad – Kevin is coming back, Gundogan is coming back. Everybody is going to rotate and everybody is going to play. It is the only way.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Elegant Ozil is a huge talent – Gundogan

first_imgMesut Ozil may be enduring a tough time at Arsenal, but Manchester City rival Ilkay Gundogan considers his fellow German to be “elegant” and a “huge talent” who is misunderstood by many.Questions continue to be asked of a World Cup winner at Emirates Stadium amid a testing campaign which has seen him fall out of favour under Unai Emery.It has been suggested that his days may be numbered in north London, with a summer transfer being mooted after seeing the January window slam shut. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Gundogan, who is a former international colleague of Ozil, is baffled by the criticism being aimed at a fellow countryman, with it his opinion that a player proven at the very highest level remains among the best in the world.The City star told Sport360 when asked about Ozil’s current situation and how he compares to Kevin De Bruyne: “Both are game changers. Kevin is a little bit more aggressive in his style and, at Mesut’s best, both are on a similar level.“I think people always criticise Mesut because they think his attitude on the pitch is not a good one, that he doesn’t care that much.“But I think people just struggle to accept that you can have the more emotional kind of players, the more aggressive ones and you have players like him, you know, that need maybe this calmness for their game.“It looks a bit more elegant and slow, but believe me it’s so difficult to defend against these kind of players. They make everything look so easy and I think sometimes you forget to appreciate these kind of things.“Obviously we always watch games and, even me, we always think we know better. But on the pitch it’s always a different story.“A player like him, with his huge talent, I don’t think it just surprises just me, but a lot of people, that he doesn’t play regularly.”Mesut Ozil Ilkay Gundogan Germany 2018Gundogan added: “Of course I have sympathy for him. Also, because I know the more regularly you play, the easier it is because you have the rhythm and just keep going and you don’t think about certain things too much.“My experience from the last couple of years at City is that you get your game time and then the next few games there’s always someone coming in with similar quality, ridiculous quality, and our manager in these kind of cases has a very tough job.“He always has to choose who to pick and try to divide game time throughout the whole squad. That’s a very tough thing to do. In a team like Manchester City, Arsenal, and other big clubs, it’s quite difficult just to have the same 11 players starting every week“From my own experience, the more you play, back-to-back games, the better you feel, with more self confidence and rhythm.”Gundogan may get the chance to line up against Ozil on Sunday if he is recalled to the Arsenal side for a heavyweight Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium.That contest is set to take place with talks ongoing regarding an extension to the contract of a key playmaker in City’s ranks.Quizzed on his future, a man already tied to terms through to 2020 said: “I’m happy where I am right now. I enjoy my football, I don’t think in a sporting way there is any other place to be right now.“But I still have 18 months to go. I’m 28 now, not the youngest anymore, but I don’t think there is any pressure, not for the club, not for me to rush it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Steffen: Bundesliga one of the best leagues in the world

first_imgManchester City’s on-loan goalkeeper Zack Steffen is enjoying life in the Bundesliga, and is hoping to make the most of his second stint in Germany.Pep Guardiola’s side picked him up from Columbus Crew this summer, but with Ederson and Claudio Bravo as goalkeeping options for their first team, the U.S. national team goalkeeper was loaned out for the season, joining Fortuna Dusseldorf.The Coatesville, PA native previously spent time in the Bundesliga with Freiburg between 2014 and 2016, but only appeared for their second team before returning to the US, joining the Crew. 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? Second time around, he is much more established, and is set to be first choice for the North Rhine-Westphalia club having made his league debut in the 3-1 win at Werder Bremen.”It‘s amazing. It’s such a good and strong league, probably one of the best in the world,” he told Bundesliga.com.”I’m just trying to enjoy it. I want to keep as many shots out as I can. I’m expecting to keep the team in the game. To make the saves I need to make and to do my job.”He was arguably the standout goalkeeper in the league’s first round of games, drawing praise from Bremen manager, Florian Kohfeldt.“We should’ve scored at least three more goals,” said Kohfeldt. “But we were up against a fantastic goalkeeper.”During his spell with Freiburg, Steffen trained with Roman Burki who is now Borussia Dortmund’s No.1.”I like [him] a lot,” Steffen said of the Swiss shot-stopper.”He’s very strong, quick and athletic. I like his style of play. He’s also good with his feet.”The 24-year-old is also a fan of former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, whom he described as his role model and is the reason he chose to wear the No.24 shirt at his new club.”When they asked me what number I wanted to pick, I saw 24 and I thought of Tim Howard,” said Steffen.“He was and still is my role model. I just remember watching him as much as I could.”Steffen will be hoping to continue his good form for the rest of the season, and give Guardiola a decision to make when 36-year-old Bravo’s contract expires next June.last_img read more

ESPN Announces Major News For Rising College Football Reporter

first_imgmaria taylor posts a photo on instagramMaria Taylor is one of the rising stars in the college football reporting world.The ESPN reporter, who’s entering her second season as the reporter for College GameDay, will be sticking around at the Worldwide Leader for a while longer, too.ESPN announced this morning that it has inked Taylor to a new contract.Taylor’s Made for This! @MariaTaylor7 Inks New Deal with ESPN https://t.co/nHNOCSehql pic.twitter.com/Nik8XtJktI— Anna Negron (@ItsAnnaNegron) August 28, 2018From ESPN:“I have been blessed with so many opportunities to grow and evolve as a broadcaster and learn from so many incredible people,” said Taylor. “I am excited to start the next chapter of my career with my ESPN family, and to continue working with the players, coaches, and programs that I am incredibly passionate about.”Taylor enters her second season on College GameDay Built by The Home Depot this year, and will continue as a rotating host on College Football Live, in addition to contributing to other ESPN shows, including Get Up!, SportsCenter, as well as NBA Draft and NBA Combine coverage.“Maria’s level of preparation, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm is what makes her standout in everything she does,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN vice president of production. “Her growth at the network is a testament to her versatility both on the sideline and as a host in the studio, shaping her into the ultimate modern day broadcaster.”Taylor has been with ESPN since 2014.last_img read more

Star College QB Announces He’s Leaving For The NFL

first_imgA general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top quarterbacks in college football is headed to the NFL following his team’s bowl game. Auburn star quarterback Jarrett Stidham took to Twitter on Tuesday night to announce he’s leaving the Tigers for the NFL draft.Stidham made it clear he plans to play in Auburn’s bowl game.“I have decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft. I love Auburn and am a proud alumni. War Eagle, forever,” Stidham wrote on Twitter.Thankful. pic.twitter.com/FgmTxyFUAh— Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham) December 4, 2018Stidham is a red-shirt junior with one season of eligibility remaining. The Auburn starter entered the 2018 college football season with a first-round grade from scouting outlets, but has fallen off during the course of the year.The 2019 NFL Draft quarterback class isn’t believed to be very strong, though, so it makes sense for him to leave early. Stidham remains a potential first-round pick with the weak class.The NFL combine and his bowl performance will go a long way to determining Stidham’s draft position.last_img read more

Mel Kiper Names 2 Potential Destinations For QB Kyler Murray

first_imgkyler murray walks off the field after the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is all-in on football. The Heisman Trophy winner’s decision to forego his baseball commitment signifies his intention to commit to the gridiron.Over the next two months, NFL teams will continue doing homework on Murray and deciding whether or not he’s a fit for them. The consensus is that he’ll be a first-round pick, but whether he’ll go in the top 10 or have to wait a little longer remains to be seen.Speaking on a conference call with reporters today, ESPN’s Mel Kiper had plenty of praise for the dynamic Murray. He even named a pair of teams he sees as potential fits.Kiper predicted Murray could go fourth overall to the Oakland Raiders or 13th overall to the Miami Dolphins.Mel Kiper: Kyler Murray’s arm-strength. His football IQ. Today’s game suits him perfectly. He could go No. 4 to Oakland, No. 13 to Miami. Could he go ahead of Dwayne Haskins? Sure. Haskins is a traditional pocket-paser. You want Murray outside the pocket. #Oklahoma #NFLDraft— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) February 19, 2019Kiper actually mocked Murray to the Dolphins in his latest 2019 draft projection. Miami has a new head coach in Brian Flores and is in search of a new franchise quarterback after the end of the Ryan Tannehill experience.The Raiders might need a QB, depending on how they feel about Derek Carr. It would be tough to predict with great certainty what Jon Gruden will do at this point.The Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and New York Giants are other teams in the top 10 that could potentially draft a quarterback, though Denver is said to be “smitten” with Drew Lock.last_img read more

2019 College Football Signee Announces Medical Retirement

first_img “Today I Officially Announce My Retirement From Football Due To Health Problems. I Would Just Like To Say That Football Has Change My Life And Bless Me In Ways I Could Never Imagine. But Now God Has A New Journey For Me,” McBride said on Twitter.Today I Officially Announce My Retirement From Football Due To Health Problems. I Would Just Like To Say That Football Has Change My Life And Bless Me In Ways I Could Never Imagine. But Now God Has A New Journey For Me💯💪🏾. #60Forever— Melvo💸🏈 (@mjmballin) June 12, 2019It’s a tough break for the former top offensive linemen recruit.McBride was the No. 26 offensive guard in the 2019 recruiting class and the No. 16 player from the state of Tennessee. He was the No. 476 recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The Volunteers finished with the No. 12 recruiting class in the country and the No. 7 class in the SEC in 2019. Pruitt appears primed to turn around the Tennessee football program and McBride was set to bolster the offensive line. Generic photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Wednesday morning, a college football signee announced he’s been forced to medically retire from football.Three-star offensive lineman Melvin McBride committed to play football for Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee.However, just a few weeks after enrolling at the university, McBride announced his retirement from the game due to health concerns.Here’s what he had to say about the move:last_img read more

Louisville Starting Quarterback Jawon Pass Out Today vs. Western Kentucky

first_img Last season, Cunningham completed 40-of-67 throws for 473 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.He’s been arguably more effective on the ground, and racked up 497 yards and five touchdowns in 2018. That was good for tops on the team during Louisville’s disastrous season.For the Cardinals, one would hope that the Jawon Pass absence wouldn’t have a huge impact on the game’s projections.WKU is in its third game under new head coach Tyson Helton, after a very rough two-year tenure for Mike Sanford, who took over a Conference USA power led by Jeff Brohm, and went 9-16 in 2017-18.The Hilltoppers lost their first game of the season against FCS Central Arkansas, but rebounded with a nice win over FIU.Today’s game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET. It is a neutral site match-up at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Louisville is a 10.5 point favorite in the game. Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass rears back to throw against Notre Dame.LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – SEPTEMBER 02: Jawon Pass #4 of the Louisville Cardinals throws the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 02, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Louisville football has looked better than many expected in its first year under Scott Satterfield. After giving Notre Dame a tough game in Week 1, the Cardinals blanked Eastern Kentucky last week, 42-0. The dual-threat abilities of quarterback Jawon Pass have been a major reason for it.Unfortunately for Louisville, it will be without Pass when it kicks off against Western Kentucky shortly. He is out with what is being described as a “chronic foot issue.”In his place, Malik Cunningham will make his first start under center for the Cards this year. Last week, he completed his only pass attempt for 24 yards, and ran four times for an impressive 73 yards and a score.Louisville junior QB Jawon Pass will miss today’s game vs. Western Kentucky with a lower extremity injury. Sophomore Malik Cunningham will make his 4th career start in Pass’ place— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 14, 2019last_img read more

Coalition govt stable, Cong-JDS to fight LS polls together: Siddaramaiah

first_imgCoalition govt stable, Cong-JDS to fight LS polls together: Siddaramaiahadvertisement Press Trust of India December 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 15:40 IST Bengaluru, Dec 27 (PTI) Rubbishing BJP’s claim that the coalition government in Karnataka would collapse due to internal rift, Congress leader Siddaramaiah Thursday said the Congress-JDS alliance was strong and they would contest the Lok Sabha polls together.The leader of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition coordination committee also ruled out any differences between him and Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara over portfolio allocation to newly inducted ministers. “They (BJP) don’t want to sit in the opposition and work. By using some wrong means, they want to form the government,” Siddaramaiah said. He was reacting to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Umesh Katti’s claim that 15 disgruntled MLAs from the ruling coalition were in touch with him and that the saffron party would form the new government in Karnataka by next week. Speaking to reporters in Hubballi, Siddaramaiah said, “Nothing will happen, the government will not fall. Government will complete its term; there is no problem at all.” Reacting to the views of JDS leaders that the party should contest the Lok Sabha polls alone, the veteran Congress leader said both the parties had fought the by-elections together and the alliance will remain intact for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as well. “I don’t know what you are saying… (JDS wanting to go alone) is news for me,” the former Karnataka chief minister said, adding that the seat sharing formula was yet to be finalised. “About the number of seats, all those things we have not been discussed, it will be discussed when we will sit together, which has not yet happened,” he said.advertisement Unhappy with the Congress’ “big brother attitude” in the ruling coalition in Karnataka, JD(S) workers and local leaders have apparently asked the leadership to contest all 28 Lok Sabha seats in 2019 general elections alone.Congress and JD(S) had earlier announced that they would fight the polls together.Expressing confidence that former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, sulking over being dropped from the ministry, would not quit as party MLA, Siddaramaiah said, “He is basically a Congress man, he will stay with us.” “He may be upset that he was removed from the ministry, so he has gone incommunicado, I also tried, but could not speak to him… As I understand him, he will remain and work for the Congress,” he added. Jarkiholi has threatened to quit as Congress lawmaker and is likely to announce his decision soon amid reports that he might join the BJP. Siddaramaiah also said that portfolios to eight newly inducted ministers would be announced after approval from Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Terming reports about the rift with Parameshwara as “totally false”, he said, “We haven’t spoken at the meeting, as reported.” According to reports, the meeting between top party leaders on Wednesday to decide on portfolios was not cordial, as Parameshwara expressed displeasure after Siddaramiah asked him to give up some key portfolios. Parameshwara currently holds the departments of home, Bengaluru city related affairs, youth affairs and sports. Also, hitting out at media reports about a rift with Siddaramaiah, Parameshwara said, “It is all your creation, which is false. By giving false news… You will lose the credibility.” “There is no issue of giving up any ministry and it is applicable to every one… Everything will be decided by the high command,” he added. PTI KSU RA APR RHLThis is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.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 byPTIlast_img read more

MS Dhoni in Sydney: Fans cannot get enough of Indian superstar ahead of SCG ODI

first_img India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 14:58 IST MS Dhoni will look to regain his form as quickly as possible (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni signed a few autographs at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the 1st ODIMS Dhoni has scored 1355 runs and 2 hundreds in 48 ODIs against AustraliaDhoni has only 13 ODIs left to prove his doubters wrong before the ICC World CupMS Dhoni is back in Australia, probably for one last time, for a one day international series starting on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). India and Australia play a three-match ODI series before Virat Kohli’s me fly to New Zealand for a limited-overs series later this month.MS Dhoni’s form in 2018 had been a cause of concern for the team management given he remains an important part of the Indian team setup for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales later this year. MS Dhoni has only a handful of ODIs, 13 to be precise, a few T20s and the Indian Premier League left to prove his doubters wrong before India decide on their core group for the 2019 ICC World Cup.After the training session at the SCG on Friday, Dhoni did not disappoint his fans as he signed a few autographs for his fans as India sweat it out at the historic ground.”MSD fever at the SCG post practice. Humble as always, @msdhoni signed a few autographs for the fans who had gathered to watch #TeamIndia train before the 1st ODI #AUSvIND,” BCCI tweeted.MSD fever at the SCG post practice. Humble as always, @msdhoni signed a few autographs for the fans who had gathered to watch #TeamIndia train before the 1st ODI #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/AoBsBf2WyFBCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019After a historic Test series victory in Australia, a confident Indian team’s preparations are in full swing.Soon after landing in Australia earlier this week, Dhoni did not waste time and got down to work as he practised batting in the nets even in the optional training session along with Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu.advertisementDhoni remains one of the more likable characters in the Indian team and will look to regain his form as quickly as possible.Reacently, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin said he expected Dhoni to play a crucial role in the World Cup with his experience and skills.”I like Dhoni a lot. I feel Dhoni will emerge as India’s No. 1 player in the 2019 World Cup because he has so much experience and we have seen how he marshals the troops from behind the stumps,” Azhar said at India Today Mind Rocks.Australia cricket stars Tim Paine, Usman Khawaja and Tim Pained lauded Dhoni after the former India captain landed Down Under.Dhoni first played an ODI in Australia back in 2008 and has scored 860 runs off 32 matches in the country since. Dhoni has played 48 ODIs against Australia and has scored 1355 runs including two hundreds.MS Dhoni, on his very first tour of Australia 11 years ago, had led India to victory in the CB Series. After qualifying for the finals of the tri-series, India defeated Australia 2-0.After Sydney, India travel to Adelaide for the second ODI on January 15 while the third ODI will be played in Melbourne on January 18.Also Read | MS Dhoni guiding light for India, says Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Kohli better batsman than Tendulkar but Dhoni better captain: Rahul, PandyaFor 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 MS Dhoni MS Dhoni in Sydney: Fans cannot get enough of Indian superstar ahead of SCG ODIIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni signed a few autographs for the fans who had gathered to watch Team India train ahead of the first ODI at the SCG.advertisementlast_img read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 17:47 IST 2019 Discovery Sport Landmark EditionHIGHLIGHTSDiscovery Sport starts at an introductory price of Rs 44.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Updated Discovery Sport might use Premium Transverse Architecture.Land Rover had recently launched Discovery Sport Landmark Edition.Land Rover is getting ready to give Discovery Sport major updates this year. The premium SUV, which was introduced as a replacement for Freelander, is facing stiff competition from the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60.According to a report by Autocar India, Land Rover might change the entire D8 platform on which Discovery Sport is based. Notably, Tata Harrier in India also makes use of the same platform. It is expected that the SUV will now use the company’s Premium Transverse Architecture on which Range Rover Evoque is based.It is possible that the company might bring certain changes on the exterior design of Discovery Sport to make it look more bold. The front fascia can be expected to get some tweaks. The upgraded version might sport new headlights and refurbished grille and bumpers.Inside the cabin, Land Rover is expected to provide more luxury with premium upholstery and the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features in Range Rover Velar.Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol motor makes 237 bhp of power and churns out 340 Nm of torque. The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre diesel powertrain produces 177 bhp of power and is good for 430 Nm of power. Both the engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.Below is the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, Delhi) list of Land Rover Discovery Sport.Diesel variants– Pure (5 seats): Rs 44.68 lakh– SE (5+2 seats): Rs 52.47 lakh– HSE (5+2 seats): Rs 55.81 lakh– HSE Luxury (5+2 seats): Rs 61.27 lakh– Landmark Edition (5+2 seats): Rs 53.77 lakhadvertisementPetrol variants– SE (5+2 seats): Rs 50.36 lakh– HSE (5+2 seats): Rs 53.75 lakhLand Rover had recently launched Discovery Sport Landmark Edition and Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. While the former was introduced in India, the latter was a global launch.ALSO READ | Honda CB300R off to a flying start, booked for over three months in just 25 daysALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ciaz to soon get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine, Ertiga and S-Cross also in lineALSO READ | Mahindra Alturas G4 receives 1,000 bookings since launch in November 2018Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Land Rover updateFollow Discovery Sport updateFollow SUV updateFollow 2019 SUV faceliftFollow Land Rover SUV Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019It is possible that Land Rover might bring certain changes on the exterior design of Discovery Sport to make it look more bold. The front fascia can be expected to get some tweaks.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Premier League: Harry Kane’s 200th goal in vain as Southampton stun Tottenham Hotspur

first_imgPremier League: Harry Kane’s 200th goal in vain as Southampton stun Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur were humbled to a 2-1 by Southampton despite Harry Kane scoring a personal milestone of 200 career goals. Jamie Vardy too scored his 100th goal for Leicester City in their 3-1 home win over Fulham.advertisement Reuters LondonMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 09:27 IST Harry Kane scores his 200th goal for club and country by Spurs lost 1-2 to Southampton (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur were humbled to a 1-2 defeat by Southampton awayHarry Kane recorded a personal milestone of 200 career goals – for club and countryJamie Vardy too scored his 100th goal for Leicester City as they beat Fulham 3-1England captain Harry Kane scored the 200th goal of his career but his milestone was eclipsed as Tottenham Hotspur squandered a lead in a game they were dominating before suffering a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.On a day when Jamie Vardy scored his 100th goal for Leicester City in their 3-1 home win over Fulham, Kane enjoyed his own landmark moment at St Mary’s – his 200th in all matches for clubs and country – to put Spurs ahead.Yet it was to prove an unhappy return to his old St Mary’s stamping ground for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino who, serving the first of a two-match touchline ban, saw his side capitulate to two late goals in five minutes from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse.Ward-Prowse’s stunning free kick winner left Spurs third on 61 points, still 10 behind leaders Manchester City, who were hosting Watford later on Saturday, and nine behind Liverpool, who entertain Burnley on Sunday.The win also dented Spurs’ hopes in an ever-tighter top-four battle for Champions League places as they remain just three points ahead of their nearest pursuers Manchester United, who play at fifth-placed Arsenal on Sunday.Southampton’s late turnaround, though, earned them crucial points in the fight to avoid relegation, just as Cardiff City were able to celebrate an equally important 2-0 win over West Ham United thanks to goals from Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa.Crystal Palace 1-2 BrightonThe Seagulls completed a first #PL double over their rivals on Saturday #CRYBHA pic.twitter.com/u2O8XFlgzuadvertisementPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Fellow strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion also had reason to cheer as a dazzling individual goal from Anthony Knockaert sealed their 2-1 win at fierce rivals Crystal Palace.Cardiff 2-0 West HamThe Bluebirds earned a first-ever #PL win against West Ham and are just two points from safety#CARWHU pic.twitter.com/2ZtA4t1LdtPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Cardiff’s win was not enough to take the 18th-placed side out of the bottom three but they are just two points behind Burnley and Southampton (30 points) while Brighton joined Palace on 33.Newcastle 3-2 EvertonThe Magpies became only the 2nd team to overhaul a 2-0 deficit against Everton at home – matching the achievement of Spurs in September 2000#NEWEVE pic.twitter.com/dIkxDb60RTPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Newcastle United pushed clear of the struggling pack into 13th place with an astonishing comeback from two down at halftime to beat Everton 3-2, with a goal from Salomon Rondon and a late double from Ayoze Perez, that earned them a fifth straight league win at St James’ Park.Leicester 3-1 FulhamJamie Vardy netted his 100th goal in all competitions for the Foxes as Brendan Rodgers won his 1st home match in charge#LEIFUL pic.twitter.com/ybx5G43CnWPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019There seems, however, no hope now for Fulham, under their caretaker manager Scott Parker, after their defeat at Leicester, whose own new boss Brendan Rodgers was grateful for Vardy’s late double.The brace ensured the England striker became the first player to achieve a three-figure tally of goals for the Foxes since Gary Lineker.Fulham are in 19th place on 17 points with their plight only topped by Huddersfield Town’s after the Terriers remained three points further adrift following their 2-0 home defeat by Bournemouth.Read More | Raheem Sterling hat-trick sends Manchester City four clear of LiverpoolFor 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 Premier leagueFollow Harry KaneFollow 200 goalsFollow SouthamptonFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Jamie VardyFollow 100 goalsFollow Leicester CityFollow FulhamFollow Brighton & Hove AlbionFollow Crystal PalaceFollow Newcastle UnitedFollow EvertonFollow Huddersfield TownFollow Bournemouth Nextlast_img read more

Fatima Sana Shaikh on criticism: Better to get something than nothing

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 10:59 IST Fatima Sana ShaikhEvery Friday, the fortune of Bollywood stars changes. Fatima Sana Shaikh, who made a stunning debut in Nitesh Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal, could not recreate the same success with her second outing, Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs Of Hindostan.Not only was Thugs Of Hindostan unanimously panned by critics, it failed to set the cash registers ringing as well. However, Fatima is unfazed by the criticism and revealed that she looks forward to it.”I love taking criticism because that means people are interested in you. It’s better to get something than nothing. If they ignore you then you have not made a mark,” she told a leading publication.Fatima added that not all criticism should be taken to heart. “I like the criticism that you keep seeing. Of course, you should not take everything seriously. You should take what makes sense. But I don’t mind it,” she said.Currently, Fatima is busy shooting for Anurag Basu’s next, which is rumoured to be a sequel to his successful Life…In A Metro. The actress, who is paired opposite Rajkummar Rao in the film, is extremely excited to be a part of it.”Despite attaining such stardom, Rajkummar has not changed one bit. It’s a very special film. Also, when you have a genius filmmaker like Anurag Basu, what more can you ask for?” she said.The as-yet untitled film, which also features Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles, is scheduled to hit the theatres on September 6 this year.advertisementALSO READ: People assume I’m not a good person, says Fatima Sana Shaikh on rumours of affair with Aamir KhanALSO SEE: Fatima Sana Shaikh shows off her navel in a saree, trolls ask about her scarALSO WATCH: All you need to know about Aamir’s reel daughters, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya MalhotraGet 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 Fatima Sana Shaikh Fatima Sana Shaikh on criticism: Better to get something than nothingFatima Sana Shaikh feels that criticism is not a bad thing, as it means that people are interested in you.advertisementlast_img read more