PSG Neymar regrets PSG move, claims Barcelona director Jamie Smith 22:58 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty PSG Neymar Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v Celta de Vigo Ligue 1 Javier Bordas says he is not concerned about the prospect of the Brazilian signing for Real Madrid, with those at Camp Nou having moved on Neymar regrets joining Paris Saint-Germain, according to Barcelona director Javier Bordas.The Brazil superstar become football’s most expensive player when he signed for PSG in a €222 million (£194m/$261m) deal in August.But while Neymar’s goals fired PSG to a domestic treble and he won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, despite missing the last two months with injury, speculation about his future in the French capital has grown. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Neymar, head coach Zinedine Zidane saying he believes the forward would be compatible with Cristiano Ronaldo.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists Neymar will “2,000 per cent” be staying for next season, while Lionel Messi told TyC Sports it would be “terrible” if the former Barca man switched to Madrid.Speaking to El Chiringuito, Bordas backed up comments from former Brazil striker Ronaldo, who said he does not know if Neymar is happy at PSG.”Neymar can sign for anyone,” the Barca director said. “For me, personally, I’m not dreaming of Neymar signing for Real Madrid.”It seems as if he’s not happy in Paris, we figured as much. “In Barcelona he was doing well and Neymar regrets having left [for PSG].”Barcelona have been strongly rumoured to be lining up a move for France forward Antoine Griezmann, who scored a double to help Atletico Madrid ease past Marseille in the Europa League final.”I saw the Europa League final,” Bordas added. “He’s really good, he’s a great player. I congratulate Atletico for their Europa League success.”
Manchester United Mourinho unfazed about reception from ‘phenomenal’ Chelsea fans Dejan Kalinic 12:50 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea FA Cup Previously targeted by supporters of the London club, the Man United boss opted to praise fans of his FA Cup final opponent Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unfazed if he receives a hostile reception from Chelsea fans, paying tribute to his former club’s supporters.Mourinho comes up against the club at which he won three Premier League titles when United meet Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.The Portuguese tactician enjoyed two stints at Stamford Bridge , but he was targeted by fans during United’s trip to the ground last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now However, Mourinho insisted he had nothing bad to say about Chelsea fans ahead of the encounter at Wembley.”In relation to the Chelsea supporters, this I don’t forget: they were phenomenal,” he told reporters.”When I become Manchester United manager, you know better than me of course if the supporters hate me or dislike me or disrespect me.”That is something I cannot control. But you don’t have any thoughts from me with negative words about Chelsea supporters. Not one word. Not one word.”The only thing I say in relation to Chelsea supporters is that since my first day in 2004 until my last day when I was sacked a couple of years ago, they were with me unconditionally.” @EmiratesFACup Final @ChelseaFC v @ManUtd Saturday 19 May @wembleystadium pic.twitter.com/Di0IBR7F3K — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) April 22, 2018 The FA Cup final could mark Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte’s final match in charge of the club.But Mourinho said that would mean little for the decider, with United looking to join Arsenal on a record 13 FA Cup triumphs.”Honestly, I still don’t know what Antonio’s situation is. Until it’s official that Antonio leaves, I don’t know,” he said.”I’m just curious about it. In relation to the match, if it’s his last match or if it isn’t his last match, I don’t think it will change at all his approach to the game and his desire to win.”
World Cup ‘It’s hard to live with jeers from your own fans’ – Gundogan hits back following ‘personal attacks’ from Germany fans Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup İ. Gündoğan Germany Friendlies Mexico The Manchester City midfielder has been booed by Germany fans recently, something which he finds hard to cope with The jeers and criticism aimed at Ilkay Gundogan from Germany fans following his recent meeting with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “hard to live with”.In May, the Premier League’s contingent of players with Turkish descent were invited to a meeting with Erdogan, and Gundogan was photographed attending alongside Germany team-mate Mesut Ozil and Everton striker Cenk Tosun.Gundogan, who was born in Gelsenkirchen, referred to Erdogan as “my president” and for that he has been singled out by Germany fans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Erdogan has regularly been criticised by human rights groups for his government’s alleged mistreatment of journalists, activists and political opponents, and so Gundogan was incessantly jeered by fans during two recent friendlies as a consequence of being seen with the politician.The Manchester City star has felt affected by the reactions, some he considers “personal attacks”, though he insists he never meant to make a political stance.”Some reactions touched me, including personal attacks,” Gundogan told France Football. “In recent years we have done a lot to promote integration in Germany.”We do not only have a Turkish side, inherited from our parents and our families, we were born and raised in Gelsenkirchen. It is a city with a high percentage of emigrants.”That’s why I was very shocked to hear that we were [apparently] not integrated and that we did not want to live according to German values.”It was a difficult experience. Because of our Turkish roots, we still have a very strong relationship with Turkey. That does not mean, however, that we believe that Mr. Steinmeier is not our president, or Mrs. Merkel is not our chancellor. It has never been our intention to take a political stance.”We are used to the whistles of the opposing fans, but when we are booed by our own fans, it’s hard to live with.”I am always open to criticism. Everyone has their opinion, that’s why we have freedom of opinion. I am for [freedom of expression], and that’s why I feel privileged to be born and raised in Germany. But I do not want to be insulted either.”For me, it was important to speak [about the situation]. I want to regain normality; I do not want to hide. Everyone has their own way of handling the situation. Now I want to focus on the basics again.”
eSports FIFA 18: Play World Cup mode free for a limited time Goal 05:01 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) eSports World Cup Premier League Goal gives you the opportunity to play FIFA 18’s World Cup mode for free but for a limited time only Fresh off the announcement of FIFA 19 to come out on September 28 featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as cover stars, fans will get a chance to play FIFA 18’s World Cup for free for a short time only while waiting for the next iteration of the game to be released. The game’s developers have launched a World Cup 2018 edition ahead of the tournament in Russia and a free trial is available for dedicated gamers.With the big release just a matter of months away, Goal has all the details of how you can enjoy FIFA 18’s World Cup mode as a free trial. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move How can I play FIFA 18 for free?Following from the EA Play event this weekend, EA Sports have made FIFA 18’s World Cup mode available to play as a free trial until June 16 at 7am BST.In order to play, fans will need to visit the official EA Sports website to download the game for free across Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.In the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia update to FIFA 18, fans will be able to experience authentic World Cup gameplay, teams, stadiums, and more.Gamers will be able to play through the official tournament structure, craft their own custom tournaments using any licensed teams in FIFA 18, and build international dream squads in a FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup.Players will also be able to download a bespoke FIFA 18 World Cup England asset.When will FIFA 19 be released? EA Sports has confirmed that the game will be released globally on September 28, which is consistent with previous release dates and ideally timed before the festive period.Like FIFA 18, there will be three different editions: the standard edition, Champions edition and Ultimate edition. The latter two editions replace the ‘Ronaldo’ and ‘Icons’ editions of FIFA 18. Gamers have the option of getting the game three days early – on September 25 – by pre-ordering, which also carries some quirks depending on what edition you purchase.Watch the FIFA 19 trailer Fans of FIFA were able to get a first glance at this year’s release at the EA Play event held on Saturday June 9.The new trailer for FIFA 19 features an opening narration by cover star Ronaldo detailing his hopes of becoming a “champion” in football, following him on the path to his third successive Champions League trophy.Fans will also be treated to a FIFA rendering of his classic overhead kick fired against Juventus in the quarter-final of the competition earlier this year.Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar also makes an appearance, as well as Paulo Dybala of Juventus and several Manchester City stars.How much will FIFA 19 cost? The new release costs around the same as FIFA 18, with prices starting from around £49.99 ($69.99) for the standard edition across all platforms.The special editions will to cost up to £80-90 ($110-125). Last year the ‘Icon Edition’ allowed gamers who splashed out £89.99 to play the title three days earlier than everyone else.Gamers who spend extra on special editions usually get extra FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) player packs to bolster their new team on the popular game mode.However, Goal have details on how you can purchase the game for £35 ($48) – significantly less than the store price.What formats will it be available on? FIFA 19 will be available on all the big platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.However, it must be noted that the Ultimate and Champions editions of the game will only be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Beware Bionica, Destiny, Angel, Amazon, Viper, Bionica, Nitro and Olympia as our Touch Football Victoria gladiator challenger Natasha Haines will take you on this Sunday!It’s quarter finals time and Natasha will use all the strength, agility, fitness and fierceness she can muster from the touch fields to the coliseum that is gladiators!Natasha was part of the first ever winning Women’s Victorian Touch Football team at the national titles in March…Natasha talks about Touch Football : “I have played a lot of sports and touch is a sport that is a highly competitive, high intensity sport and you need fitness to survive. Touch is unlike any other sport where you need to be fresh and explosive on the field to make an impact…then quickly sub off for a rest. It has a very quick turnaround between subs. Touch is a highly social game, many friends and families play the sport across all levels. It enables you to play in a same sex team and/or mixed team. “Good luck to Natasha for this Sunday, May 25, 2008
Close to 100 teams from Sydney and surrounding areas will compete in the 2015 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Vawdon Cup season, which starts on Friday, 7 August. 96 teams will battle it out across 10 divisions, including Boys and Girls Youth divisions for the first time, for the next three months in their quest to become 2015 Vawdon Cup champions.The Wollongong Devils will be looking for back-to-back titles in the Men’s Premier League division in 2015 following their 5-4 win over the Penrith Panthers last year. The Canterbury Bulldogs will be hopeful of claiming consecutive titles in the Women’s Premier League division, while the Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be looking to continue their Mixed Division One dominance. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2015 Vawdon Cup season, please visit the NSWTA website and social media channels:Website – www.nswtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touchInstagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch 2014 Vawdon Cup resultsMen’s Premier LeagueWollongong Devils 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Women’s Premier LeagueCanterbury Bulldogs 3 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 2Mixed Division OneEasts Roosters 9 defeated Wests Magpies 7 Men’s Division OneParramatta Eels 7 defeated Ryde Eastwood Hawks 6Women’s Division OneWallsend Wolves 5 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 3Men’s Division TwoCentral Coast Dolphins 10 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 5Women’s Division TwoManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 3 (drop-off)Mixed Division TwoPeninsula Piranhas 5 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 4Men’s Division ThreeLiverpool Lightning 8 defeated Parramatta Eels 2Women’s Division ThreeBerkeley Vale Panthers 3 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2 (drop-off)Men’s Division FourBlacktown Broncos 7 defeated Bankstown Jets 32014 Vawdon Cup champions: Eastern Suburbs RoostersRelated Links2015 Vawdon Cup
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid chief Berta: Lucas wants to stayby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid chief Andrea Berta insists Lucas Hernandez won’t be leaving next month.The defender is a target for Bayern Munich.And Marca claimed that the German club would pay the defender’s €80m release clause next month. But Berta says: “I can’t say anything, you will have to ask [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge [about Bayern’s interest]. “Lucas told me he wants to stay with Atletico. Lucas is a very good player. He’s an important player.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: We’ll learn from Man City defeatby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno insists there’s no reason for concern after their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.The visitors were outclassed – especially after the dismissal of Willy Boly in the 19th minute.But Nuno reasoned, “We showed character, we were brave to stay in the game, always working hard, but we can’t stop all the chances for Man City.“We tried to have speed and to maintain the organisation, then play clearly on the counter attack.“You have to stay compact, knowing the result is going to be difficult. You have to work yourself until the end and my boys did it, so we must look ahead to the next challenge at home.”He continued: “We are learning every day, since last season. What we try is to concentrate on ourselves. We know that we must do better to compete against such a big and fantastic team.“There’s always a challenge for us. We can’t erase the game from our memories, but we’ll try because what is important is the next one.”
Man City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular footballby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game.Otamendi is the only healthy natural centre-back in the squad meaning Fernandinho, a regular midfielder, started in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.But Guardiola says because of their age he will have to call upon Kyle Walker and Rodri to play minutes at centre-back.”I didn’t have doubts [Fernandinho] could do it,” Guardiola said after City’s win on Wednesday. “Nico is 31, Fernandinho is 34 and the next alternative (Eric Garcia) is 18. For three or four months I don’t know what will happen.”Both were incredible tonight. Nico showed incredible personality after what happened in the previous game.”We need another solution — Rodri or Kyle Walker maybe — because they cannot play every game at their age.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Blaise Matuidi declared himself “really happy” at Juventus and confirmed talks over a new deal are ongoing with the Italian champions.The France international, used 42 times in all competitions by Juve last season, has entered the final 12 months of his existing contract.Matuidi has been a key player for the Turin giants since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and they are keen to tie him down to new terms. 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? Agent Mino Raiola has been left in charge of talks with Juventus, despite being handed a three-month ban by FIFA, and Matuidi has suggested he is willing to stay on beyond next season. “I am really happy at Juve. We never know what can happen in football but in the meantime, I am happy – my family, too,” he said at a news conference on Thursday ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Turkey. “Regarding my contract, I let my agent deal with it. So far, he has always done well. I do not know why it would suddenly change. I am not worried.”I talk to [Raiola] and everything is going well. Regarding the rest he will talk when the time is right. He’s the one who can talk about [his suspension]. It doesn’t prevent us from talking together. We’ll find the best solution.”Matuidi is coming off the back of a largely underwhelming campaign for Juventus, with the Serie A giants retaining their league crown but falling well short in the Coppa Italia and Champions League.But the 32-year-old, who started four times for France in last year’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia, is keen to take the positives out of 2018-19.”It was a season that was quite positive even if we wanted to go further in the Champions League,” he said. “It went quite well for me.”I played almost every game. I didn’t have any big injuries so I’m quite happy with my season. Obviously there were some ups and down but overall it was a good season.”France are currently top of their European qualifying group with two wins from their opening matches. After Saturday’s game with Turkey they travel to European minnows Andorra on Tuesday.
South American talents such as Luis Suarez and Marcelo have been La Liga mainstays for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, but the fact that they are even playing in Spain at all is seen as fortunate.La Liga have strict rules about how many non-EU players are allowed to play for each side, which obviously affects the way a club handles their transfer business if they are looking to coup players who do not hail from Europe.So what is the rule, why is it enforced and how do players and clubs manage to work around it? Goal takes a look. 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? What is the non-EU players rule?In La Liga, each club is allowed five non-EU players, but are only allowed to name three non-EU players in each matchday squad.The term ‘non-EU’ refers to a player whose country of citizenship is outside of the European Union.Countries currently in the EU include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (at the time of writing).The figure drops to two non-EU players in Segunda Division (Second Division).Can non-EU players claim other citizenship?In La Liga, players can claim citizenship from a nation that their ancestors are from. Brazil international Philippe Coutinho was able to be granted Portuguese citizenship through his wife after he left Liverpool for Barcelona in in January 2018.At the time, Barcelona had reached their cap of the number of foreign players in their squad. Three of their January transfer window signings in Arthur Melo, Malcom and Arturo Vidal counted as non-EU players.However, since Coutinho had been married to Portuguese wife Aine for more than two years, he was able to meet the criteria to apply for Portuguese documentation. Doing so allowed him to play in the Spanish league as a Portuguese citizen rather than a Brazilian.Suarez went a similar route when he himself joined Barcelona from Liverpool. The Uruguay forward applied for Italian citizenship through his wife Sofia Balbi in 2014.Non-EU players can also, after five years of playing in Spain, claim Spanish citizenship, as was the case of Marcelo.Additionally, players who hail from ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group) nations that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement are not considered as non-EU due to the Kolpak ruling.What is the punishment for signing more than three non-EU players?Should clubs not comply with the rule, they could be punished with a fine or a transfer ban.How have other clubs dealt with the rule?Real Madrid had exceeded the foreign player quota ahead of the 2019-20 season, with an initial five non-EU players included in their squad.Eder Militao, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo will be registered as the three non-EU players, while Fede Valverde – originally Uruguayan – has claimed Spanish citizenship. Eighteen-year-old Takefusa Kubo, however, will have to wait to have a place vacated, and has been entered into Real Madrid’s reserve team Real Madrid Castilla.Last year, Vinicius Jr was registered in Castilla. This is allowed as according to Liga rules, U-23 players – or U-25 players with a professional contract – can switch between senior and reserve teams.Why does La Liga have the non-EU players rule?Much like the Premier League’s Home Grown Player Rule, where eight players in a 25-man squad must be ‘homegrown’, the non-EU players rule encourages clubs to nurture domestic European talent instead of constantly relying on the purchase of overseas talents.In the Premier League, however, the term ‘Home Grown’ simply means that a player must have been on the books of a club affiliated with the Football Association for at least three years before they turn 21. It does not mean that they have to be English.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers sit behind a sign in support of coaching prospect Scott Frost (not shown) during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska had one of the most disappointing opening weekends in the country, but not because they lost. They didn’t even get a chance to play.Lightning and rain wound up cancelling the Huskers’ opening game against Akron. The program could schedule another opponent later in the season to fill the void in the schedule.In the meantime, Nebraska fans will have to wait one more week for Scott Frost’s anticipated debut. The Huskers will play their first game of the season against Colorado this Saturday.In the wake of Saturday’s cancellation, a photo has been going viral showing just why the game had to be called off.Just look at this lightning.For those who were wondering why the Akron vs. Nebraska game was cancelled … (via @jeffbeavers13) pic.twitter.com/rBmyAl2Fmn— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 2, 2018No way Nebraska and Akron could have played under those conditions.The Huskers will hope for better weather when they play Colorado this weekend. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.ABC will broadcast the contest.
Yesterday, the NCAA announced it was forming a group to examine the organization’s “position on name, image and likeness benefits and potentially propose rule modifications tethered to education.” Potentially, the committee’s findings could institute a policy change that would enable student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness.If that happens, there’s a chance the beloved NCAA Football video game franchise will come back. If it does, expect rejoicing from college football fans across the country.Kirk Herbstreit is certainly rooting for the game to return. He sent a message to Ohio State AD Gene Smith, who is co-chairing the NCAA committee.“So @OSU_AD if all goes well is there a chance we get our NCAA Football video game back?!? Just asking for a few 100k friends that have missed the game desperately for 5 years—including former and current players. Haha!! Be a hero!” Herbstreit wrote on Twitter. So @OSU_AD if all goes well is there a chance we get our NCAA Football video game back?!? Just asking for a few 100k friends that have missed the game desperately for 5 years—including former and current players. Haha!! Be a hero! https://t.co/TE988flpax— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) May 14, 2019Count us among those who would be happy with a return of NCAA Football. It has been way too long.More importantly, while Smith made it clear that paying student-athletes isn’t being considered, allowing them to profit from their name and likeness is a step in the right direction.Hopefully changes are coming.
Honor View 20 will be available via Reliance Digital and My Jio stores from February 6Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline across India starting February 6. There will be no price difference between offline and online channelsadvertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 10:34 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across IndiaThe View 20 will go on sale via offline channels starting February 6The View 20 is already available on Amazon India starting Rs 37,999Honor launched the Honor View 20 flagship smartphone in India earlier this week. During the launch, the company announced that the View 20 will be available online Amazon India and Honor’s website, and will also go on sale offline in February. The View 20 is available for purchase online now, but customers who want to buy the flagship offline will have to wait until February 6. Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline.The company announced on Thursday that it has entered into an exclusive offline partnership with Reliance Digital for the View 20. Starting Wednesday, February 6, the View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India. Additionally, the company also announced that there will be no price difference between offline and online channels. This means the View 20 will be available at Rs 37,999 for the base model and Rs 45,999 for the top-end variant via offline stores.”At Honor, we are committed to delivering the best of technologies to our customers at affordable price points. In line with our commitment, the partnership with Reliance enables us to reach a larger audience. Further, this partnership allows the end-customer to experience firsthand the Honor View 20 smartphone at Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India and enables them to make an informed choice. We are confident that the end-customer will benefit from this tie-up,” said Suhail Tariq, CMO – Huawei Consumer Business Group. The Honor View 20 is the company’s first smartphone to come with a hole-punch display. The hole in the display houses a 25MP camera and allows for a large screen real estate. The View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310×1080) AllView display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset which is based on a 7nm process and comes with Dual NPU and GPU Turbo 2.0.advertisementHonor is offering the View 20 in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. This is also the world’s first smartphone with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the back. The Kirin 980 chipset will offer a 48MP AI HDR mode to offer high definition images. There is a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board that can be used to obtain depth information.The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W Huawei Super Charge technology. The flagship ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top. You can read our review of the Honor View 20 to find out whether the phone has what it takes to take on the OnePlus 6T in this price segment.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 review: The flagship Honor is a hole lot of funGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20Follow Mobiles
5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this yearSam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Shimron Hetmyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Ashton Turner will the debutants watch out for in the 2019 Indian Premier Leagueadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 17:29 IST Sam Curran will be making his debut in the Indian Premier League (Reuters Photo)The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.Let us take a look at some of the emerging youngsters, scheduled to make their IPL debut this season.Sam CurranAt Rs 7.2 crore, England all-rounder Sam Curran is one of the most expensive foreigners in this IPL. The 20-year-old was in a good form during India’s tour of England, scoring 272 runs. Beside being handy with the bat, Curran also has the ability to strike with the ball.He was pocketed by Kings XI Punjab and the bowling all-rounder is expected to play a key role for the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side.Mitchell SantnerNew Zealand’s Santner is another foreigner who is expected to perform well in the IPL. The Kiwi star will make his debut for Chennai Super Kings this year.The left-arm spinner, retained by the defending champions for Rs 50 lakh, missed the 2018 season due to an injury. Santner could play a crucial role for Chennai if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to utilise his services.Shimron HetmyerRoyal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have a promising foreigner in West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Picked up by the Virat Kohli-led side for Rs 4.20 crore following a good show during West Indies’ 1-3 series loss to India, the left-hander is expected to add to his team’s explosive batting line-up, which also includes Kohli and AB de Villiers.Hetmyer had a good outing in India. He accumulated 259 runs from five games with a terrific strike rate of 140.advertisementVarun ChakravarthyKings XI Punjab leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy grabbed attenton at the IPL auction this year by becaming the joint-most expensive buy along with left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at Rs 8.40 crore.The 27-year-old Karnataka spinner has claimed 22 wickets in nine List A matches. It remains to be seen how he fares in the IPL.Termed as mystery spinner, Chakravarthy shot into limelight in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2018, scalping nine wickets from 10 matches, with an economy rate of 4.7. Looking at his record, he is expected to give batsmen a difficult time.Ashton TurnerLast but not the least, hard-hitter Ashton Turner is also be one of the cricketers to watch out for in his debut IPL season. Turner was bagged by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh. In the Australian Big-Bash League (BBL), Turner amassed 378 runs from 14 games for Perth Scorchers.Royal’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane will certainly expect him to replicate his BBL show in India.Also Read | IPL 2019 full schedules for 56 league matches from March 23 to May 5Also Read | Indian Premier League: List of winners from 2008-2018Also Read | 2019 Indian Premier League squads: Full listFor 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 IPL 2019Follow IPL debutantsFollow Sam CurranFollow Mitchell SantnerFollow Shimron HetmyerFollow Varun ChakravarthyFollow Ashton Turner
India Today Web Desk BristolJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 23:40 IST Pakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 match called off. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 was washed out on FridayPak and SL have lost one and won one match in World Cup 2019 so farSri Lanka and Pakistan now have 3 points from 3 matchesThe World Cup 2019 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Friday without a ball being bowled. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have lost one and won one match in the tournament so far.It was a crucial game for both teams. Pakistan had been blown away by West Indies in their opening game last week before they bounced back to shock hosts England in a high-scoring game.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in a thriller after losing to New Zealand in their tournament opener.Disappointing news from Bristol. #PAKvSL has been abandoned both sides have been awarded a point. #WeHaveWeWill #LionsRoar #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/VyZlS6RVGx Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 7, 2019Sri Lanka and Pakistan now have 3 points from 3 matches.Sri Lanka will next take on Bangladesh on June 11 while Pakistan face Australia on June 12.On Saturday, hosts England will play Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play New Zealand in Taunton.Also Read | Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says noAlso Read | AB de Villiers backs battered South Africa to bounce back in World Cup 2019Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Next World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in BristolWorld Cup 2019: The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain in Bristol. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka now have 3 points each from 3 matches.advertisement
AB de Villiers denies he tried to force his way into South Africa’s World Cup squadAB de Villiers said he did no make any demands as the former South Africa batsman opened up on the reports of his comeback offer to play for his national side in the World Cup 2019.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:07 IST Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers had announced retirement from in 2018. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAB de Villiers broke his silence on allegations that he offered to comeback for World Cup 2019de Villiers has issued a statement to bring out the story on his partThe former South Africa batsman said he had made no demandsFormer South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has, at last, broken his silence on the allegations that he had offered to comeback from retirement to play for the Proteas in the World Cup 2019.De Villiers has put out a detailed statement on his official Twitter account where the wicketkeeper-batsman has claimed that he ‘did not try to force ‘ his way into the World Cup and he had offered himself only ‘if required’.Earlier, reports had surfaced in media that AB de Villiers had expressed his desire to return to international team just 24 hours ahead of South Africa’s World Cup squad announcement.Reportedly, de Villiers approached Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson expressing his desire to feature in the squad for the quadrennial tournament in England but the skipper other important members of management had informed de Villers that such a move was not possible.Following is the statement de Villiers issued on Twitter.”Now the Proteas’ World Cup campaign is over, and the team cannot be distracted, I would like to respond to unjustified criticism of me during the tournament””I continue to be asked to comment on the disclosure, and distortion, of a private conversation that took place just before the squad was announced and, for the benefit of anyone who may have felt let down, would like to explain what happened.pic.twitter.com/ahCQBPEo2XAB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 12, 2019″First, I announced my retirement from international cricket in May 2018 because I wanted to reduce my workload and spend more time with my wife and young sons. Some have insisted I was motivated purely by money. They are wrong. In truth, I have turned down many lucrative offers to play around the world, and have cut the time spent away from home each year from eight months to just over three months.advertisement”During the weeks and months that followed, there was no formal contact between Cricket South Africa or the Proteas and me. I didn’t call them, and they didn’t call me. I had made my decision and the Proteas moved on, enjoying success under the expert guidance of coach Ottis Gibson and the outstanding captaincy of Faf du Plessis. Faf and I have been friends since we were at school together and, two days before the World Cup squad was announced, I contacted him for a chat.”I had been in decent form during the Indian Premier League and casually repeated what I had said when asked a year earlier, that I was available if required… but only if required. I made absolutely no demands at all.”I certainly did not try to force my way into the World Cup squad on the eve of the tournament, and did not expect to be included. There was no burning issue from my side, and no sense of injustice.”Then, out of the blue, on the evening after the Proteas lost to India, suffering a third successive World Cup defeat, elements of our private conversation were disclosed to the media, and distorted to cast me in the worst possible light.””The story was not leaked by me, or anybody associated with me, or by Faf. Maybe someone wanted to deflect criticism. I don’t know.”As a result, I was unfairly described as arrogant, selfish and indecisive but, with all humility, my conscience is clear. I retired for honest reasons and, when asked if I could be available for the World Cup, agreed to keep the door open.”In the event, understandably, the team moved on. No problem. I am not angry with anybody. Now, at this stage of my life, I would like to continue spending time with my family and to play in selected T20 tournaments in SA and around the world.”I have been massively proud to have played for, and indeed captain, my country on the cricket field. My relationships with the Proteas players remain as strong as ever, and I will always be available to support and assist the next generation.”Lastly, in stating my side of this unpleasant and unnecessary saga, I want to stress my continuing support for the team and the game that has shaped my life and provided me with so many lasting friendships and incredible opportunities.”Also Read | AB de Villiers called me before World Cup selection but it was too late: Faf du PlessisAlso Read | South Africa rejected AB de Villiers’ offer to come out of retirement for World Cup swansongAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019
The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil in less than a week, and when it kicks off the world will go insane over the monthlong event where teams from around the globe battle it out on the soccer pitch. To celebrate, Beats by Dre, with the help of R/GA and Sword Fight, came up with an out-of-this-world five-minute film titled “The Game Before the Game” to promote their new Solo 2 headphones that’s all about World Cup rituals featuring an all-star cast of just about every cool soccer player on earth, plus a few famous athletes from other sports, as well as an appearance by some musicians you might have heard of.Are you wondering who? Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Neymar da Silva, Sr., LeBron James, Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, Robin van Persie, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rafaella Beckran, Serena Williams, Sydney Leroux, Stuart Scott, Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henry.“The Game Before the Game” is like a music video set to “Jungle” by Jamie N Commons & The X Ambassadors. It starts out with Brazil’s Neymar participating in his pre-game ritual, calling his father, who himself is a former footballer. “Run like you’re a crazy man chasing happiness,” he tells his son in the unscripted advertisement. The game goes on to follow other players as they participate in their pre-game rituals, like Mexico’s Chicharito, who says a prayer on his knee and Spain’s Cesc Fabregas, who kisses a ring his girlfriend gave him.We know athletes love their Beats by Dre headphones, and we couldn’t help but get in the World Cup spirit while watching this short film. We also got Henry’s 2014 World Cup prediction at a recent event in New York to promote it: “It’s going to be difficult for a team to beat Brazil in Brazil,” he said. After all, he should know, Henry helped his team France go all the way to the top during the 1998 World Cup in France.Watch here: 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical
The Top 5 Best Note-Taking Apps Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The digital age. It’s upon us, which is bad news for the written word… sort of. Think of all those notes you took in school that you’re going to need one day (yeah, right). Hand written notes have to either be archived or you might spend a week or two searching for your scribbling’s. What if you could archive them digitally though? Well, Moleskine – the ultimate notebook – might have the right tool for you.Moleskine and Livescribe (the only smart pen on the market that syncs handwritten notes with recorded audio) are partnering up to help all you writers out there get your notes and such onto your mobile devices and computers.Introducing the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine. All you have to do is tap on a handwritten sentence with your Livescribe pen, which listens to the words that were spoken at the time the sentence was being written.Livescribe smartpens store records of written text (or sketches for all you rebellious students out there) in the body of the pen. The pen actually has a tiny camera in the barrel which records lines of ink and then uploads them to a mobile device, or the cloud. Although, considering the recent news, we’re not sure we really want to store anything in a cloud right now – maybe we’ll just stick to an external hard drive. Regardless, this awesome little device also records time stamped audio taken from when the sentence was created.Iconic design combined with innovative technology equals futuristic note taking. This makes us wish we were back in class writing long essays by hand (not really though).Pick up your Livescribe Notebook, as well as other great Moleskine products at the company’s website.