TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target BVB whiz Sancho, ex-Man City teammate Diazby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are watching the progress of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Marca says Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are monitoring very closely Sancho’s situation.The giants of the sport see him as a potential signing to strengthen their squads and are keeping tabs on what he is doing at Borussia Dortmund, a club that maintains a close relationship with Real Madrid.As for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, they’ll be frustrated to have lost such a talent and they’d also be disappointed if Brahim Diaz moves to Real Madrid. Real have been trying to sign young talents for some time now and are currently wrapping up a deal for Diaz.
Spurs regard Real Madrid bigger pull for Pochettino than Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see Real Madrid as a bigger threat to keeping hold of manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Manchester United.The Irish Independent says United have made Pochettino their No 1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho as the next permanent manager.The Old Trafford club are prepared to pay a world-record compensation fee to tempt Spurs to release Pochettino, and are hopeful they can convince him to take on the biggest job in English football.But sources close to the north London club claim Tottenham believe Real are a bigger threat to their hopes of keeping Pochettino if the La Liga giants choose to make another managerial change at the end of the season.While there is a recognition that United would be an attractive proposition, Tottenham insiders feel Pochettino would be torn over quitting to immediately join another English club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola plans to target ‘vulnerable’ Liverpool keeper Alissonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola sees Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson as a possible weakness.According to The Sun, Guardiola has an idea of how to disrupt the league leaders as they do battle on Thursday.And part of his plan is to perform a two man press on Alisson each time he gets the ball.The Brazilian is very comfortable on the ball, but he has made a couple mistakes in possession that have led to goals this season.City will also be very aggressive and play with a high line, despite the pace of Liverpool’s front three.If City win, they will move to within four points of the Reds at the top of the table.
Chelsea to recall Lewis Baker from Leedsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLewis Baker is set to leave Leeds United.The Mirror says Chelsea are set to recall Baker from his Leeds United loan spell.Baker is unlikely to feature much for Leeds in the second half of the season as Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to battle for the Championship title.After struggling to make much of an impact at Elland Road, his parent club may end his season long loan.Baker endured a difficult spell at Middlesbrough on loan last season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal manager Emery: A mark for my English…?by Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery rates his English at “six out of ten”.Teenage winger Bukayo Saka revealed he gets Gunners coach Freddie Ljungberg to translate some of Emery’s instructions for him because he can’t yet understand the Arsenal manager’s English. Emery said, “I have done videos with English players, Spanish players, French players, German players.“Now my English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six, I think the players can understand me. If not, some help is good.“Last year, on my first day (in the job), I spoke to them very bad, more bad than today. But I have spoken English and now it’s the same, but I think better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Gerard Pique has welcomed the potential of Ernesto Valverde leading Barcelona for another season as doubts remain over his future.It had been believed that Valverde’s contract was due to expire at the end of the current campaign, though Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed in October that the 54-year-old’s deal runs until 2020.However, Valverde and Barcelona do have the option to terminate the contract a year early. 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? Speaking after Barcelona’s 2-1 victory at Getafe on Sunday, Pique made his preference clear. “It’s a decision that he will make and we will respect because he is the coach,” Pique said. “We would be delighted if he decided to continue and he is doing a magnificent job.”He brings calmness and he is producing results and showing that his way works.” 3 points, for 3 Kings. The perfect Reyes Magos present. pic.twitter.com/3cUHptNBCs — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 6, 2019 Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored on Sunday as reigning champions Barcelona moved five points clear atop the La Liga table after 18 rounds.Barca are now 10 points ahead of fifth-placed Real Madrid, who were stunned 2-0 by Real Sociedad.”I don’t know if it’s a major blow to La Liga, in terms of the points between us and the rivals,” Pique said.”It’s always good to come back from the Christmas break with a win. I think it’s years since we did it.”
Alexandre Lacazette would do “very well at Barcelona”, says Claude Puel, with the former Lyon boss seeing similarities between the Arsenal striker and Luis Suarez.A move to Camp Nou has been mooted for the France international.It has been suggested that the 28-year-old is among those being considered by the Liga champions as they seek to bring another No. 9 onto their books. 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? Lacazette is a proven performer in that position and would be a useful alternative, or successor to Uruguayan frontman Suarez in Catalunya.He has just been named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for 2018-19, recording 19 goals and 13 assists, while previously being a prolific presence in his homeland at Lyon.Puel was the man to give him his senior bow and has told El Pais of a top talent: “Lacazette can be a player like Luis Suarez. “He can go into the midfield a little and ask to get the ball in space. For me, he could do very, very well in Barcelona. “Suarez’s problem is that he has lost some physical condition. He was more powerful and started more. Not now. “He knows how to get away, go deep and ask for the ball, because he is a scorer. But you need something more. “With Guardiola, Barca played 80 per cent of the game in the opposition half of the field. Now they accept playing a low block. When you are so deep, you need a striker to hold the ball when you get it to allow the team to advance. Suarez loses the ball continuously.”While suggesting that Lacazette could be the man to improve Barcelona’s forward line, Puel admits that he did not always see him as a team player.He added on his first experiences of a Lyon native: “I went to see him play with the Lyon reserve team. He never ran, he never asked for the ball, he did not move into space, he did not defend. Nothing, nothing, nothing.“He did nothing in 90 minutes. But he scored a goal and he was happy. For him, that amounted to a good game. “He had a great character. It was difficult to make him understand that he needed to work, run, ask for the ball in space. “First, I made him play as a forward because we had many strikers. Then I put him up top so that when he won the ball, he needed time holding it until the others arrived.“He has everything that a scorer needs. He is small, but that is not a problem for him. He has progressed a lot without the ball. Run, work for the team. He has become a complete player.”
Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)We have a new College Football Playoff prediction following what happened in college football in the second week of the season.ESPN has updated its College Football Playoff predictor following Week 2.The four teams projected to make the College Football Playoff right now:AlabamaOhio StateClemsonOklahomaLast week, ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor had Notre Dame making it. The Fighting Irish’s odds have dropped significantly after their showing against Ball State, though.You can view the full picks here.
One college football program will be without its starting quarterback for a significant portion of the season. According to the Las Vegas Sun, University of Nevada, Las Vegas quarterback Armani Rogers is out indefinitely.Rogers reportedly suffered a toe injury in the team’s loss to Arkansas State over the weekend. As a result, head coach Tony Sanchez revealed that Rogers will be out “indefinitely”It’s a tough blow for the Rebels, who sit at 2-2 on the season after Saturday’s loss. Sophomore Max Gilliam will take over as the team’s starter while Rogers is out.Here’s more from the report:The expected timeline for Rogers’ injury — a torn plantar plate — is about six weeks, though UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez didn’t want to put a timeline on Rogers’ return.“Best-case scenario, maybe six weeks,” Sanchez said. “It could be longer or shorter, but right now we’ll put the ‘indefinitely’ on it.”Rogers not only leads the team in passing, but he also is the team’s leading rusher after four games.Gilliam kicked off his college career at Cal before transferring to Saddleback College. At Saddleback last year, he completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 1,185 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven interceptions.[Las Vegas Sun]
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 30: A player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish wears a decal on his helmut honoring Declan Sullivan, a student who was killed while videotaping a Notre Dame practice in high winds this past week, before a game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are locked in a heated battle with Clemson in the Cotton Bowl Classic. But before the game, one Notre Dame fan got to experience something amazing (and possibly terrifying) that had nothing to do with the game.During the national anthem at AT&T Stadium, a bald eagle was released into the stadium. But the eagle had to land somewhere, and chose the shoulder of a surprised Notre Dame fan in the crowd.Video footage of the incredible moment quickly flooded the internet.You can see one of the best angles from this video, from Sports Illustrated.You can see the Notre Dame fan trying to avoid touching the eagle, either to keep from getting sliced up by its talons or to avoid injuring the bird.As for the Notre Dame football team, the Fighting Irish started well-enough against the reigning ACC champions.After Clemson scored a field goal early in the first quarter, Brian Kelly’s team answered with a field goal of their own.The teams are tied 3-3 at 4:26 in the first quarter.Stay tuned.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top quarterback recruits in the 2019 class has flipped his commitment following a visit.David Summers, a pro-style quarterback recruit out of Connecticut, has flipped his commitment from Maryland to Syracuse.The three-star quarterback recruit is ranked the No. 36 pro-style QB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.From 247Sports:Syracuse has their quarterback for the 2019 class. Three star Trumbull (CT) St. Joseph quarterback David Summers committed to the Orange during an official visit. Summers had previously been committed to Maryland, but chose not to sign with the Terps during the early signing period. The 6-foot-3 quarterback was offered by his primary recruiter, Syracuse defensive coordinator Brian Ward last Wednesday. Summer is ranked the 36th best prostyle quarterback in the 2019 class by the 247 Sports Composite. He is the ninth best player in Connecticut overall.Summers committed to Maryland on May 21, 2018. That was when D.J. Durkin was still the head coach prior to being suspended in August after reports surfaced regarding the toxic culture within the program. Durkin was fired on October 31st. Matt Canada served as interim head coach and led the Terps to a 5-7 record including 3-6 in the Big-10. On December 4th, Maryland hired Mike Locksley as their head coach.Summers is a 6-foot-3 pro-style QB out of Trumbull, Connecticut.The quarterback recruit is ranked the No. 9 overall player in the state of Connecticut. He’s also received interest from Pittsburgh and Rutgers, among other programs.Syracuse’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 60 class in the country.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Alliance of American Football made its debut just over two weeks ago and has been dominating the headlines since. While most of the news has been positive, a new report suggested the AAF had trouble paying its players.According to a report, the AAF failed to pay its players for the first week of competition. The AAF released a statement, calling the non-payment a “glitch” in the system rather than a lack of funds.Regardless, it’s a bad look for the new league as it looks to gain legitimacy as a developmental league for the NFL. Former draft busts and college football stars looking to get back in the good graces of the NFL will have to fight through the new league’s struggles in its inaugural season.One of the biggest names in the AAF is former Alabama star Trent Richardson.The former No. 3 overall pick failed to make it in the NFL and now he’s struggling in the AAF.Richardson is averaging just 2.4 yards per carry this season – though he does have three touchdowns in two games.He’s hardly the only former college star struggling. Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is completing just 50-percent of his passes and hasn’t thrown a touchdown yet this season.It’ll be a tough road back to the NFL for both players.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has never been shy to express himself on Twitter. Rival programs and head coaches have been targets of Harbaugh’s tweets in the past.This morning, he made Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee his target. Harbaugh took exception to Chamblee questioning the toughness of PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka.“Crossing the line to question a man’s toughness,” Harbaugh said. “Especially when questioner @chambleebrandel has been cut in 4/4 PGA championship appearances while questioning man @BKoepka who had won PGA championship, now back to back & 4 out of last 8 majors. #koepka.” Crossing the line to question a man’s toughness. Especially when questioner @chambleebrandel has been cut in 4/4 PGA championship appearances while questioning man @BKoepka who had won PGA championship, now back to back & 4 out of last 8 majors. 💪 #koepka— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 20, 2019 After Koepka won the tournament by two strokes over Dustin Johnson, he admitted that Chamblee’s comments “pissed me off.” Koepka now has won four career majors.Chamblee responded to Koepka’s quotes on Twitter late last night.“I never said he wasn’t tough,” Chamblee wrote. “Perhaps he bought into the headlines. Easy to do. What I said was, I wasn’t going to agree that he was mentally the toughest player on tour until he proved that he could win on a more challenging course off the tee, which he just did. Great to see.”I never said he wasn’t tough. Perhaps he bought into the headlines. Easy to do. What I said was, I wasn’t going to agree that he was mentally the toughest player on tour until he proved that he could win on a more challenging course off the tee, which he just did. Great to see. https://t.co/8NuTh0rnLt— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel) May 20, 2019No indication yet if Chamblee will fire back at Harbaugh. It would be pretty funny though if he did.
Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+: Punch hole display, smaller chin and all the rumours so farWhile Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Samsung Galaxy S10 are expected to come with a single front camera, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is said to come with a dual front-facing camera setup.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 09:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy S10 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature that will charge other compatible devices.Galaxy S10 will feature Infinity-O punch hole display with a circular cutout on the top right corner.Galaxy S10 will get a 3,500mAh battery, while Galaxy S10+ will house a large 4,000mAh battery.The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+ are just a few weeks away from going official. According to a majority of reports doing the rounds, Samsung will announce the phones on February 20, ahead of MWC 2019. In fact, rumours, leaks and reports on the Galaxy S10 trio have been pouring in everyday, which can make it difficult for consumers to keep a track of. To help you out, we have decided to do a roundup of everything that is known about the Galaxy S10-series and we will update this page when a new report comes in.Update January 10: Samsung has confirmed its Unpacked event for February 20 where it will launch the rumoured Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+. The company may also use the Unpacked stage to unveil its foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone.Update January 9: The Galaxy S10 Lite was spotted on Geekbench running a Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone should get additional memory variants as well. The listing also mentioned the phone running Android 9 Pie.On Thursday, tipster Evan Blass posted a live image of the regular Galaxy S10, codenamed Beyond 1. The image reveals the phone’s Infinity-O punch hole display with a circular cutout on the top right corner for the selfie camera. It also reveals that the chin bezel will be slightly thicker than the top bezel. In the same thread where Blass leaked the latest live image, he adds that the Galaxy S10 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature that will charge other compatible devices and watches, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.advertisementA few hours later, another tipster who goes by Ice Universe posted an image showing transparent back covers of the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+ along their screen sizes and battery capacity. The Lite model will house a 3,100mAh battery, while the regular Galaxy S10 will get a 3,500mAh capacity and the Plus-sized version will house a large 4,000mAh battery like last year’s Galaxy Note 9.What we know so farThe Galaxy S10 will be the middle model and is expected to sport a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+ are said to come with 5.8-inch and 6.4-inch AMOLED Infinity-O displays, respectively. Moreover, the Lite model will also be the only one among the three to get a flat AMOLED display. The other two models will get typical dual curved edges.Additionally, while the Galaxy S10 Lite and the regular S10 are expected to come with a single front camera, the Plus model is said to come with dual front-facing cameras, so we expect to see a pill-shaped cutout on the display to accommodate two sensors. A render (as shown above) by concept designer Ben Geskin shows how the display hole on the S10+ will look different to the other two variants. The Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10 Plus should get the latest Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset depending on the market. They are all rumoured to come with One UI based on Android Pie out-of-the-box and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The Galaxy S10 Lite will also be the only phone among the three to offer a side fingerprint sensor rather than an ultrasonic in-display one.Apart from the size of the displays, the Galaxy S10 trio are also expected to differ with regards to the number of cameras. The Galaxy S10 Lite is rumoured to come with dual rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The regular Galaxy S10 is said to come with triple rear cameras and a single selfie cameras. Lastly, the Galaxy S10+ may get a quad camera system on the back and dual front-facing cameras.Samsung may not be going with gradient colours for the Galaxy S10 phones like it did with the Galaxy A9 (2018). Instead, tipster Ice Universe claims the phones will have “gorgeous and lustrous” solid colours, hinting that one of them could be an Emerald Green colour.Samsung Galaxy S10 expected priceAs of a report in December, the tentative pricing of the Galaxy S10 Lite is said to be 699 pounds (approx Rs 63,000). Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 with 128GB of internal storage will cost 799 pounds while the 512GB model will be priced at 999 pounds (approx Rs 90,000). Lastly, we have the Galaxy S10+ which is said to start at 899 pounds (approx Rs 81,000) for the 128GB variant. The phone is also expected to come in 512GB and a whopping 1TB storage variant priced at 1,099 pounds (approx Rs 99,000) and 1,399 pounds (approx Rs 1,26,000), respectively.advertisementALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy S10 live image reveals punch hole camera and thinner bezelsALSO READ: | Samsung foldable phone may come with triple cameras like the Galaxy A7 (2018)ALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy S10 base variant rumoured to come with flat OLED display, colour variants leak outGet 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. 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India vs Australia: Dates of Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam T20Is swappedAustralia will start their limited-overs tour of India in Visakhapatnam, which will now host the first T20 International on February 24 instead of Bengaluru after Karnataka State Cricket Association requested for a change of date due to security concerns.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 22:01 IST India and Australia will play two T20Is in February (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVisakhapatnam will now host the first T20I between India and Australia on February 24The second T20 between the two sides will be played in Bengaluru on February 27India and Australia will also play a five-match ODI series from March 2Australia will start their limited-overs tour of India in Visakhapatnam, which will now host the first T20 International on February 24 instead of Bengaluru after Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) requested for a change of date due to security concerns.Bengaluru will host the second T20 International on February 27 instead of Visakhapatnam after KSCA wrote to the BCCI about its inability to host the inaugural match due to security concerns. The date and venue swap was okayed by Committee of Administrators (COA) members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji.On February 24, Aero India Show will be held in Bengaluru and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the event, the reason why the police authorities informed KSCA about their inability to provide security.KSCA wrote to BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who sent it to the COA for approval.”It was a genuine reason for which KSCA can’t hold the match on the specified date (February 24). The acting secretary had forwarded me the request for swapping of dates with the Visakhapatnam T20I and I have sent my approval,” COA chief Rai told PTI.Australia will be playing two T20 Internationals and 5 ODIs during their three week tour. The five ODIs will be held in Hyderabad (March 2), Nagpur (March 5), Ranchi (March 8), Mohali (March 10) and New Delhi (March 13).Also 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 Virat KohliFollow Aaron Finch