10 months agoREVEALED: Mourinho rejected Real Madrid contract offer just weeks ago

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Mourinho rejected Real Madrid contract offer just weeks agoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho turned down a contract offer from Real Madrid just weeks ago, it has been revealed.Mourinho was shown the door by United yesterday after two-and-a-half years in charge.And El Pais says Real president Florentino Perez moved for Mourinho in October after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui. The proposal involved a pre-contract, which would have seen Mourinho leave United in June for Madrid. However, the Portuguese turned down the offer.A source revealed: “An agent close to the parties indicated that the proposal included the commitment to hire Mourinho before July 1, with a penalty of five million euros by Madrid if the agreement was not consummated on that date.”The offer was worth €15m-a-year – and could yet be reignited now that Mourinho is a free agent. last_img read more

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9 days agoEverton lose Philippe-Gbamin for three months

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everton lose Philippe-Gbamin for three monthsby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have lost Jean Philippe-Gbamin for up to three months.The summer signing from Mainz underwent thigh surgery in France on Tuesday.Gbamin played against Crystal Palace and Watford in August before getting injured.Everton are currently 18th in the table having won only two of their first eight Premier League matches this season. last_img

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6 days agoEx-Liverpool striker Sturridge scores first Trabzonspor goal

first_imgEx-Liverpool striker Sturridge scores first Trabzonspor goalby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal for Trabzonspor as he helped his side to victory against Gaziantep.He opened the scoring for the six-time Turkish champions, firing into the bottom corner from just inside the box.Five minutes later, the 30-year-old provided the assist for on-loan Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth to score their second.Sturridge joined Trabzonspor in August having been released by the Reds.The England international – who also played for Manchester City, Chelsea, Bolton and West Brom – won the Champions League with Liverpool last season.Trabzonspor are top of the Super Lig having picked up 15 points from their opening eight matches. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to rest

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to restby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists he doesn’t need to rest.He has started in 60 of the 61 Premier League games he has played in for Liverpool and it reflects in Van Dijk’s determined attitude.”I want to be involved in every game,” he said. “They’re the most fun part of being a football player anyway, to go out there and show your talents to the world, try to win a game with a team you train with day in, day out.”It’s not easy, you need to look after yourself and with the life we live, it’s very important to leave a lot of things. For example, we play four games in the next 11 days, you’re travelling and staying in hotels and you need to watch what you eat, drink and make sure you recover well.”I’m not complaining, not at all, but you need to look after yourself because at the end of the day, the people are coming to the stadium to watch you play and it doesn’t matter if you had a cold the day before, they want you to turn up on matchday.”That’s why it’s very important to look after yourself and a big part of that is staying fit. Luckily, so far, I’ve been doing that pretty well and hopefully I can keep doing it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: 4-Star Florida Commit Jake Allen Receives Invitation To Elite 11

first_imgJake Allen throwing the football.Vine/Sanjay KirpalaniFlorida fans will have a player to root for when the Elite 11 quarterback competition takes place at The Opening this summer. St. Thomas Aquias’ Jake Allen, a Florida verbal commit, was invited to compete after his performance at today’s regional camp in Miami.#Gators QB commit Jake Allen invited to the Elite 11. https://t.co/IftMV2Scr9— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) March 6, 2016Allen made some nice throws during the drills today.Jake Allen rocking the USPS hat and delivering the mail #GETOPEN #Gators https://t.co/PnQiwJTRq7— Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani) March 6, 2016Jake Allen with a great throw just off Trevon Grimes fingertips. https://t.co/S6IDbMqmhR— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) March 6, 2016Here is Allen’s recruiting profile, via 247Sports. The Elite 11 takes place at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. from July 5-10.last_img read more

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‘Spurs will soon be making £80m signings’

first_imgTottenham will “soon be making £80 million signings”, says Chris Waddle, with a return to White Hart Lane set to provide Mauricio Pochettino with the transfer funds he needs to compete.Spurs have endured a frustrating time in recent windows, with no additions made to their ranks in the summer of 2018.There has also been no movement in the January market as yet either, with the winter deadline set to pass on Thursday. 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? Pochettino has suggested that late deals are possible, but it remains to be seen whether he gets extra bodies on board.Waddle believes that such struggles will soon be a thing of the past for Spurs and their Argentine boss as money will be freed up once a stadium rebuild in north London is completed and signed off.The ex-Spurs star told Sportingbet: “I think Daniel Levy will give Pochettino the spending power of Man City and Liverpool once they move into the new stadium.“Daniel Levy will have promised Pochettino that.“I expect Tottenham to soon be making £80m signings that can push them to the next level.“Tottenham fans are used to seeing their side finish in the top four and will now be wanting to win silverware.“Once Tottenham move into the new stadium and start signing top players, they won’t have any excuses not to and I think they will.”Spurs already have a number of “top players” on their books, including many exciting home-grown stars.Harry Kane Mauricio Pochettino TottenhamWaddle feels there will be more young English talent to come, with Tottenham having shown that they can provide a better career platform than a number of their Premier League rivals.“I think Pochettino now has first pick on young English players in the transfer market and agents will want the move as well,” said the ex-England international.“Agents want their players playing regularly as the players’ improvement makes them more money.“Pochettino has brought through most of England’s national team stars and for an agent that makes Tottenham a lot better proposition than anywhere else.“Young players want to get first team football and are now happy to go abroad to get it.“We have seen that with [Jadon] Sancho moving to Dortmund.“Tottenham are in a great position because they have given English players a chance and they don’t have to move abroad in order to get regular football.“This could save them a fortune in the long run.“Teams like Manchester City have the talent in their youth system, but they’re never going to get a chance on the pitch as they’re always looking for an immediate impact.“Young players are now too hungry to sit and wait and that gives clubs like Tottenham a great chance to snap up the best youngsters in the country.”last_img read more

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Dabo Swinney Is In For A Massive Payday

first_imgClemson coach Dabo Swinney yelling with his mouth wide open.YouTube/Tyler WirfsDabo Swinney coached his way to a major payday.Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has his Tigers in position for another run at the College Football Playoff National Championship. His wallet will thank him.Written into Swinney’s contract is a series of bonuses he can receive should Clemson do well.According to USA Today, here is a breakdown of the bonuses Swinney already has in his back pocket:$75,000: Play in non-CFP bowl game$75,000: Play in ACC title game$150,000: 11 regular-season wins$325,000: Play in CFP semifinalFor those not in the mood to do math, that’s a grand total of $625,000 Swinney received so far, not including his salary. But, wait!There’s more…Here’s a breakdown of the bonuses Swinney could still receive this year:$400,000: Win CFP semifinal$100,000: Win CFP title gameAND one of the following based on Clemson’s final rank in the Amway Coaches Poll or the AP Poll:$50,000: No. 15-11$100,000: No. 10-6$200,000: Top 5Not a bad payday for one of the best coaches in the game.last_img read more

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USMNT’s generations combine to clinch Gold Cup final trip

first_imgWhen Gregg Berhalter settled on his Gold Cup squad, it wasn’t nearly young enough for some critics who were tired of seeing some of the same familiar faces who were part of the team’s World Cup qualifying failure. Berhalter wasn’t about to just throw together a team of all youngsters, and anyone who really paid attention to the 2018 calendar year, with its youth national team feel, should have figured out why. Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica put into action what Berhalter envisioned for his team. The limitless potential and bags of skill of young stars mixing with the experience, savvy and leadership of proven veterans.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie showed why they are the present and future of the U.S. national team program, and Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley showed why they are still needed to help carry the program into the new era. That quartet was at the heart of a lightning-fast start by the Americans, which saw them overwhelm Jamaica in the first 15 minutes. That hot start included an opening goal from McKennie, assisted by Altidore. Pulisic’s cat-quick moves carved up Jamaica’s defense while Bradley’s control of the middle of the field became the focal point of Jamaica’s defensive structure. The Americans were well on their way to a romp when a weather delay, lasting 88 minutes, threatened to steal away precious momentum. It did to a degree, the Americans didn’t dominate the same way when play resumed, but the team’s control of the match remained intact long enough to see the Americans add a second goal, one started by McKennie and finished off by Pulisic. Jamaica gained new life after Altidore exited the match in the 56th minute, replaced by Gyasi Zardes.  Zardes proceeded to miss a pair of clean chances while also committing a costly turnover that sparked a Jamaica counter leading to the first goal allowed by the U.S. defense at the Gold Cup. Christian Pulisic USA USMNT Gold Cup 2019The Americans showed some shakiness down the stretch, as Jamaica pressed for the equalizer, but it was young stars McKennie and Pulisic who delivered when they needed it the most, securing the vital insurance goal when Pulisic raced through Jamaica’s defense and followed up a saved Paul Arriola shot for his second goal of the night, securing his first trip to a Gold Cup final. It is difficult to dispute that McKennie and Pulisic were the stars of the night for the Americans, and they showed all the qualities that have U.S. fans so excited for the future. What also can’t be disputed is the role veterans Bradley and Altidore played in helping the Americans return to the Gold Cup final.  The day will come when Altidore and Bradley are replaced by other members of the next generation of promising talents, but for now, and especially for this Gold Cup, they remain vital pieces to the USMNT puzzle. That puzzle has new centerpieces in Pulisic and McKennie, and it just might produce a Gold Cup title on Sunday.last_img read more

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4-Star RB Announces He’s De-Committing

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program has received some bad recruiting news a day after the Buckeyes’ home win against Indiana.Sampson James, a four-star running back in the 2019 class, has announced that he’s decided to re-open his recruitment.The four-star recruit was considering Ohio State and Indiana, among other programs. He’s an Avon, Ind. native.The Indianapolis Star first reported the news of his decision. James is reportedly seriously considering Indiana.“Can confirm Avon RB Sampson James has decommitted from Ohio State. High level of interest in Indiana.”Can confirm Avon RB Sampson James has decommitted from Ohio State. High level of interest in Indiana.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) October 7, 2018James, a 6-foot-1 running back, is ranked the No. 8 RB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Ohio State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 10 class in the country.last_img read more

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Wetzel: This Year Makes Notre Dame’s Independence Look Very Smart

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame football’s arrangement as an independent program has long been the focus of debate, both within the Fighting Irish fan base, and more fervently outside of it.Independence is a proud Notre Dame tradition, for everything that comes with it, specifically a school-specific television deal with NBC, and extreme scheduling flexibility.This season may go a long way towards solidifying Notre Dame’s independence for the long term.The Fighting Irish are currently No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, thanks in large part to a Week 1 win over No. 4 Michigan. If Notre Dame beats No. 12 Syracuse on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and rival USC on the road in Week 13, it will almost definitely be in the field of four.Since the beginning of the College Football Playoff back in 2014, there has been plenty of speculation whether the lack of a conference championship would ultimately doom the Fighting Irish, should they be in Playoff contention. It may require winning out, but this year it looks like the answer is no. Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel writes that this season is proving that Notre Dame’s continued independence is a stroke of brilliance.His main focus is what it allows the Fighting Irish to do with the schedule on a yearly basis. Notre Dame has used its ACC scheduling agreement to bolster its brand in Florida and the rest of the Southeast, while continued Navy, Stanford, and USC rivalries give them chances to hit other valuable recruiting areas.The trip to New York comes between trips to Chicago (a victory over Northwestern two weeks ago in the near north suburb of Evanston) and Los Angeles (season-ending rivalry game at USC on Thanksgiving weekend).New York, L.A., Chicago … 1-2-3 of the biggest cities in America for a program running at full throttle. In between the Irish’s tour of major market, recruit-rich America was last week’s throttling of Florida State at home under their golden dome. It was preceded by beating Navy in San Diego.No one else in college football can duplicate such a stretch.It’s a reminder that the conventional wisdom on the Irish was always short-sighted. And Notre Dame’s administration wasn’t just stubborn or snobby in rejecting a spot in the Big Ten, it was visionary.That is all well-and-good, and valuable because of Notre Dame’s status as a selective, private school in Indiana. Still, if an undefeated Notre Dame looked like it might be left outside of the top four, the ACC and Big Ten would be blowing up phones in South Bend.Instead, it looks like the Fighting Irish will be able to have their cake and eat it to, if they take care of business against the Orange and Trojans. For the program, that is a massive win.[Yahoo! Sports]last_img read more

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Iowa Star TE T.J. Hockenson Called ‘Safest Pick In The NFL Draft’

first_img “I think he’s going to skyrocket,” Kiper said. “You can’t look at him as a one-dimensional player. He’s a multi-dimensional tight end who can do everything you want.”Tankathon’s Mock Draft current predicts that both Hockenson and Fant will be first-round picks. The mock has Hockenson going to the Green Bay Packers at No. 30 and Fant going to the New England Patriots at No. 32.Iowa is certainly living up to its reputation as “Tight End University” this year by sending two highly-touted tight end prospects to the NFL.Hockenson had 49 catches for 760 yards and six touchdowns in his sophomore year at Iowa.Fant’s numbers were similar, catching 39 balls for 519 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns through the air. T.J. Hockenson catches a pass for Iowa against Northwestern.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Tight End T.J. Hockenson #38 of the Iowa Hawkeyes catches a pass during the first half in front of defensive back Travis Whillock #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes may not have the reputation for being an NFL player factory like Alabama, Michigan, or Ohio State, but the school consistently churns out draftable talent. This year, however, one Iowa player is poised to be considered a near-lock to be a solid NFL player.Per the Quad-City Times, NFL.com draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has bestowed the “safest pick in the NFL draft” tag to Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson. The sophomore tight end is one of four Iowa players at the combine.Jeremiah explained that Hockenson as well as fellow Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant could all be considered “day one starters.” He also noted that players like Hockenson who can both catch and block are becoming increasingly valuable.“I think both these guys would be first-round picks, day-one starters and big-time impact guys,” Jeremiah said.“You know you’re going to be getting somebody that’s been coached hard, that’s tough and that can play in line. They’re not just flexed out all the time,” Jeremiah said during a conference call this week. “They have the ability to put their hand on the ground, and they’ve had quite a track record.”Even ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is raving about Hockenson and his abilities at the next level.last_img read more

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Brian Kelly Announces Big Injury Update Ahead Of Georgia Game

first_img Brian Kelly says Cole Kmet will play on Saturday at Georgia.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) September 16, 2019Getting Kmet back may not be enough to swing the game though. Georgia has one of the best offenses in the nation, led by an NFL-caliber quarterback in Jake Fromm. The Fighting Irish are 13.5-point underdogs heading into Sanford Stadium.Nevertheless, having one of their best receivers back in time for the biggest game of their season can only be a positive.The game will be played on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. EST and will air on CBS. A closeup of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly wearing a visor.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the sidelines during the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on November 14, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 28-7. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)Notre Dame is a heavy underdog to Georgia in Week 4, with the latter sitting as double-digit favorites in the game. But Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly just provided an injury update that bodes very well for their offense.Speaking to the media on Monday, Kelly revealed that starting tight end Cole Kmet will play on Saturday. Kmet broke his collarbone before the start of the season and missed the first few weeks.His return will be a welcome sight for Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book, who gets one of his top targets from 2018 back. Book has six passing touchdowns with no interceptions so far this season.As a sophomore, Kmet had 15 receptions for 162 yards as the No. 2 tight end. With Alize Mack gone, he is now the starter.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Mocks Jim Harbaugh After Michigan’s Loss To Wisconsin

first_img Congratulations to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Things are looking up. The 21-point loss today to Wisconsin was a slight improvement over the 23-point loss to Ohio State in the last Big Ten outing. Might be time to extend Harbaugh’s contract.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 21, 2019Finebaum has ripped Michigan and its fan base for years, so this does not come as a surprise.As for Michigan, the Wolverines put together an awful performance despite having two weeks to prepare. Harbaugh is going to have to figure out how to right the ship quickly or it’s going to be a forgettable season.Michigan will get Rutgers next Saturday. If the Wolverines somehow lose that one, the wheels will officially come off the wagon. Paul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has never been a big Jim Harbaugh guy, so as you’d imagine, he’s having a nice afternoon. Michigan was thoroughly outclassed by Wisconsin on the road and looked nothing like a national title contender.Finebaum, after the contest, took to Twitter to mock Harbaugh. He joked that the 35-14 score on Saturday was slightly better than how Michigan fared against Ohio State last November.He also mocked Michigan for continuing to have faith in Harbaugh leading the program. He joked that they should offer him another extension.Michigan fans will likely roll their eyes after see it:last_img read more

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Upset Alert: Ole Miss Is Giving No. 2 Alabama Trouble

first_imgTrent Richardson runs the ball for Alabama against OIe Miss.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 16: Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pushes for more yardage against Mike Marry #52 and Lawon Scott #96 of the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama plays some tough opponents this season. But those marquee games will happen down the stretch. The Crimson Tide are currently engaged in a surprisingly tight contest against Ole Miss.It wasn’t expected to be a close game on Saturday, but the Rebels are giving the Crimson Tide all they can handle to start the game.At the end of the first quarter, Ole Miss held a very surprising 10-7 lead. Holding Tua Tagovailoa and the Alabama offense to just seven points in a quarter is no easy task. But the Rebels are putting up a tough fight.Ole Miss was able to take advantage of an Alabama muffed punt in the first quarter. Starting at the Alabama 30-yard line, the Rebels put together a 7 play, 30 yard touchdown drive to tie the game at 7. Later in the first quarter, Ole Miss relied heavily on its rushing attack and did so in impressive fashion. The Rebels tacked on a field goal after a drive consisting of 13 plays and 65 yards. The three points gave Mississippi a 10-7 lead.After one quarter of play here at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Rebels hold the lead!#HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/ho08lYTSg0— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) September 28, 2019The Crimson Tide responded to start the second quarter though. Deep in Ole Miss territory, Tagovailoa froze the defense with a nifty hesitation move before trotting into the end zone for a touchdown. The score helped the Tide regain the lead at 14-10.It was a big score for Tua.With that seven-yard rushing TD, Tua Tagovailoa @Tuaamann broke the UA career record for touchdown responsibility with 81, passing AJ McCarron!#BamaFactor #RollTide pic.twitter.com/xHD1Qoejci— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 28, 2019It’s still early in the second quarter, but Ole Miss is playing some really good football.The game is on CBS.last_img read more

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Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United manager

first_img Next Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerOle Gunnar Solskjaer has turned around the ongoing Premier League season for Manchester United since taking over as interim manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 16:15 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said as always he is going to give his best for Manchester United. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOle Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to lose a Premier League match since being appointed Manchester United managerSolskjaer said ‘it will be strange’ if he doesn’t stay at United after shooting a video pleading fans to get season ticketsUnited are currently fifth in the league table with 55 points from 28 matchesManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it would be “strange” if he is not in charge at Old Trafford next season after being part of their promotional campaign to sell season tickets.United are unbeaten in the Premier League since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December, winning nine of their 11 games to revive hopes of a top four finish.The former United forward has been endorsed for the top job by a number of his counterparts in England, including Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, with United set to make a decision at the end of the campaign.”I’ve done a video shoot on season tickets so I’m pleading with them to get their season tickets,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash against Southampton.”It will be strange to see myself in a video if I’m not here. It’s not strange doing it, though. My kids if they see a commercial with me in it and I’m back home in Norway – that will be strange.”Everyone knows I’d like to stay of course, but that’s not decided until the end of the season. But if it’s me as a supporter or manager they should still buy their season tickets because the club is going somewhere.”United are currently fifth in the table with 55 points from 28 matches but Solskjaer said they were planning for Champions League soccer next season.”My contract is up in the summer but as I’ve always done for United I give my best because you have to plan, even if I’m not here I still give my view on who I would like to see here as a supporter,” Solskjaer added.advertisement”You don’t want to plan for Europa League yet. We’re hoping and planning that we will get into the Champions League for next year. We’ll take that as it comes.”Also Read | Manchester United face mutiny if Solskjaer isn’t named permanent boss, says Gary NevilleAlso Read | Manchester United cannot go years without league title, says Ole Gunnar SolskjaerAlso Read | Fred must seize his chance to shine, says Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFor 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 Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier leaguelast_img read more

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Nubia Red Magic 3 will be more powerful than iPhone XS, claims AnTuTu benchmark score

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 10:25 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Red Magic 3, like all 2019 Android flagships, will be relying on the Snapdragon 855 chipset.The Red Magic 3 will ship with up to 12GB RAM.A 30W fast charging solution will fill up the battery quicker than the older models.The first few months of 2019 have seen a lot of launches in the flagship smartphone segment. Samsung came up with its Galaxy S10 series of phones as well as the foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone. The Huawei Mate X and the P30 Pro have shown incredible technological advances as well. However, Chinese manufacturer Nubia has rumours floating around its next smartphone, which is supposed to be the most powerful smartphone this year. Now, we have some concrete information on the device that does indicate the Red Magic 3 to be a vastly powerful smartphone.Nubia has released the AnTuTu scores for the Red Magic 3. The device in its pre-launch status has managed to lead the charts with a score of 437,522. This score is substantially higher than all the other phones with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Red Magic 3’s score even beats the latest iPhone AnTuTu scores. This shows that the device will be extremely capable in terms of raw performance.Part of achieving such a high AnTuTu score is because of its Qualcomm processor. The Red Magic 3, like all other flagship smartphones in the world, will be relying on the Snapdragon 855 chipset. Nubia has already confirmed that the Red Magic 3 will ship with up to 12GB RAM. Moreover, it will run on Android 9 Pie, with some variants expected to get a stock Android interface. While Nubia hasn’t given anything on the battery capacity, it is known that a 30W fast charging solution will fill up the tank quicker than the older models.advertisementNubia’s Red Magic devices have always been known to rule the AnTuTu charts. The Red Magic Mars, which never made it to the Indian market, sat on the top of the AnTuTu chart until the phones with Snapdragon 855 started rolling out. Nubia managed to beat the Kirin 980-powered Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a generation older Snapdragon 845 chip – thanks to immense optimization. Currently, most Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones don’t manage to cross the 400,000 mark on AnTuTu and the Red Magic is the only one that scores way beyond that.The Red Magic 3 is rumoured to sport some serious hardware additions to achieve those performance figures. Nubia says the Red Magic 3 will carry over the shoulder buttons and the RGB LED light strip from the previous models. Rumours even say that the phone will have a dual cooling system – a liquid cooling system as well as an air cooling system. The Red Magic 3 is expected to feature actual fans inside to vent heat out of the system and keep the internals cool for delivering optimum performance.The Red Magic 3 is supposed to launch in India after its global debut and Nubia could price it aggressively against the likes of OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20.ALSO READ | Nubia Red Magic review: A phone fast at running games but that is allALSO READ | Nubia shows Alpha flexible smartwatch and 5G smartphone at MWC 2019ALSO READ | Forget 5G and foldable phones, 10X zoom camera from Oppo at MWC 2019 is tech you need to know aboutGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow nubiaFollow GamingFollow smartphones Nubia Red Magic 3 will be more powerful than iPhone XS, claims AnTuTu benchmark scoreThe Red Magic 3 is claimed to score a higher benchmark score in AnTuTu than the most powerful iPhone models. The Red Magic 3 will come with a 30W fast charging as well.advertisementlast_img read more

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MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball row

first_img scorecard MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball rowChennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fee over an angry outburst at an on-field umpire during their IPL 2019 match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Thursday commentary advertisement graphscenter_img No data available! view more view less India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 13:13 IST IPL 2019: MS Dhoni is lucky to have gotten away with a small fine, says Sanjay Manjrekar ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSHave always been a big Dhoni admirer, but he was clearly out of line walking out like that: ManjrekarMS Dhoni stormed onto the pitch and confronted an on-field umpire over a no-ball callDhoni has been criticised by former players after the CSK captain’s angry outburst at the umpires on ThursdayFormer India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has said MS Dhoni was “clearly out of the line” when he walked onto the pitch and confronted on-field umpires during Chennai Super Kings’ tense chase against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match on Thursday in Jaipur.MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fee after he was found in breach of IPL’s Code of Conduct. An IPL press release stated Dhoni had admitted to admitted to the Level 2 offence of the tournament’s Code of Conduct.”MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.””Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the release said.Dhoni, in an uncharacteristic act, stormed onto the field at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and had an intense argument with on-field umpire Ulhas Gandhe after the latter retracted a no-ball call during a tense Chennai Super Kings chase.Dhoni, who made a 43-ball 58, was dismissed off the previous ball by Ben Stokes. CSK had needed nine runs from the last three balls when Gandhe signalled a no-ball against Stokes before retracting his decision after leg-umpire Bruce Oxenford ruled out a waist-high no-ball.Miffed with Gandhe’s calls, Dhoni made his way into the middle and reasoned with the two on-field umpires after Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner were seen arguing with the umpire. Ben Stokes tried to calm things down but Dhoni was in no mood to listen to anyone. The CSK captain had to walk back disappointed as Gandhe stuck to his reverted decision.advertisementStressing Dhoni has escaped a sterner punishment, Manjrekar took to social media and wrote: “Have always been a big Dhoni admirer, but he was clearly out of line walking out like that. Lucky to get away with just a small fine.”Have always been a big Dhoni admirer, but he was clearly out of line walking out like that. Lucky to get away with just a small fine. #VIVOIPLSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 12, 2019Manjrekar, who is a popular on-air commentator now, also pointed out that players are bossing the game a bit too much these days.”Have felt this for a while now, players just bossing the game too much these days, often to the detriment of it. Over rates, No day night Tests, just a couple of examples.”For a player who has been charged under a Level 2 offense (first offense), the range of permissible sanctions is: “The imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of applicable Match Fee and/or a suspension of up to two (2) Matches.”Chennai Super Kings though managed to gun down a 151-run target and extend their lead at the top of the IPL 2019 points table.Shedding light on Dhoni’s outburst at the umpires, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said the celebrated India player wanted clarity about the no-ball call and thus entered the pitch.”MS was after some clarity and it didn’t seem to be coming. So, he took the opportunity to go out in there and discuss it with the umpires. That’s how I saw it and that’s how I discussed it with him afterward.”Meanwhile, Fleming also said that MS Dhoni will be questioned about Thursday’s outburst at the umpire for a “long, long time” but refused to be drawn into answering whether what the CSK captain did was right or wrong.”He only just wanted clarity. The rights and wrongs will be discussed by everybody, including Mahi (Dhoni), I’m sure. But, I think, it’ll be a discussion for the umpires afterward and I am a watcher as you guys are, for now.”Also Read | Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversyAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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MG Hector production to begin on April 29; to challenge Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500

first_imgMG Hector production to begin on April 29; to challenge Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500MG Motor India had earlier announced that Hector’s production would start during the second quarter of 2019 and the fact that it would actually begin from April 29 is in line with the company’s announcement. Varun Singh New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 16:07 IST MG Hector might be priced between Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Image Courtesy: eurocarspotter.HIGHLIGHTSThe front fascia of MG Hector will have an imposing grille, which will sport MG badge in the centre.The rear will have LED taillamps, skid plate and spoiler.MG Hector will have a 10.4-inch head unit and it will house the ‘brain’ of the iSMART.There is good news for Indian customers eagerly waiting for the launch of MG Hector. While we already know that MG (Morris Garages) Motor India will introduce Hector SUV in the country in June 2019, the company will commence the vehicle’s production at its manufacturing facility in Halol in Gujarat from April 29.MG Motor India had earlier announced that Hector’s production would start during the second quarter of 2019 and the fact that it would actually begin from April 29 is in line with the company’s announcement. Also, the company is aiming at over 75 per cent localisation level.MG Hector has been in the news for quite some time now. Be it the announcement that Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch will be the brand ambassador of MG Motor India or the company unveiling the connectivity features of MG Hector SUV, every aspect has garnered a lot of attention.MG Hector will have split headlamps with DRLs. The front fascia will have an imposing grille, which will sport MG badge in the centre. The rear will have LED taillamps, skid plate and spoiler. Also, it will feature multi-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails and shark fin antenna. We are expecting MG Hector to come with a panoramic sunroof as well.Inside the cabin, we are expecting the upcoming Hector SUV to feature premium seat upholstery. Also, the SUV will get MG Motor’s iSMART next-generation connectivity technology. There will be a 10.4-inch head unit, which will house the ‘brain’ of the iSMART. There will be an embedded M2M sim to ensure that MG Hector will remain connected. The screen of the head unit has been designed with a vertical interface to enable the driver to control all the systems with a touch or voice command. The head unit will have pre-loaded entertainment content as well.advertisementSo far as engine options are concerned, we are expecting 2019 MG Hector to get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel engine. The diesel motor will be the one available with Jeep Compass and it makes 173 PS and 350 Nm of torque. There will be a standard 6-speed manual gearbox for both petrol and diesel mills. The petrol engine might get an option for a DCT.MG Hector might be priced between Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500.ALSO READ | 2019 Triumph Speed Twin launched in India, price starts at Rs 9.46 lakhALSO READ | New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin: 10 important things you need to know about new Triumph motorcycleALSO READ | Honda Amaze VX CVT launched in India, price starts at Rs 8.57 lakhGet 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 Hector productionFollow MG Hector launchFollow MG Hector priceFollow MG HectorFollow Hector SUV Nextlast_img read more

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Injury-hit Naomi Osaka heads to French Open after “rocky” clay season

first_imgInjury-hit Naomi Osaka heads to French Open after “rocky” clay seasonAfter pulling out of last week’s Italian Open due to injury Osaka arrives in Paris with concerns over both her form and fitness. Osaka proved herself a powerful hardcourt player but her record on clay is less impressive.advertisement Next Reuters TokyoMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 15:38 IST Injury-hit Osaka heads to French Open. (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka pulled out of Italian Open quarters due to injuryOsaka head into French Open concerned about both her form and fitnessOsaka has won Australian Open and US Open last yearAfter pulling out of last week’s Italian Open due to injury, World number one Naomi Osaka admitted she has had a rocky claycourt season heading into the French Open.Osaka, who won the Australian Open in January to follow on from her dramatic victory over Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2018, is looking to become just the 11th woman to claim a third consecutive Grand Slam title.However, following the hand injury that forced her out of a quarter-final clash with Kiki Bertens in Rome and an abdominal injury suffered in Stuttgart last month, Osaka arrives in Paris with concerns over both her form and fitness.The 21-year-old has proved herself a destructive and powerful hardcourt player with her two Grand Slam wins in the past year, but her record on clay is less impressive.Osaka has never won a top-level WTA event on the surface and has failed to progress past the third round previously at Roland Garros.”I would describe (my clay season) as rocky, Osaka said in Rome.”But I can’t necessarily say it’s been ups and downs because if I think about it, it’s definitely been going up. Every match I’ve played I’ve learned a lot. I’ve tried to take what I’ve learned into the next match and I think I’ve done that well.Anyone tempted to doubt Osaka ahead of the French Open, which begins next week, should consider her Grand Slam record.Osaka saves her best performances for the biggest stage; she has won 76% of all of her Grand Slam matches. Her win ratio at other tournaments is in the 50s.advertisementDuring a recent interview with the Financial Times, Osaka admitted to feeling the pressure that comes with being world number one.”I’ve never been number one and a lot of people were talking about it and I think I let it get to my head a little bit, she said.”When you’re number one you’re not really supposed to lose. At least, that’s how I feel. Of course, people lose all the time. But I just felt like I should at least win a tournament every month or something.”Osaka’s compatriot Kei Nishikori looks a far cry from the player who last reached the French Open quarter-finals in 2017.The 29-year-old is still coming back from a wrist injury suffered in 2017 but did win his first title in three years at the Brisbane International in January.However, since then the world number seven has struggled, going out before the quarter-final stage at five of his eight tournaments since the Australian Open.He lost to Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the Rome quarters.Also Read | Andy Murray admits he might not play singles at WimbledonAlso Read | Novak Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in RomeAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow OsakaFollow French OpenFollow Australian OpenFollow Kei Nishikorilast_img read more

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