Cardiff attacker Aron Gunnarsson: We’re in good positionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City attacker Aron Gunnarsson insists they can recover from their home thrashing by Manchester United.It promises to be a difficult season for Cardiff as they fight relegation but Gunnarsson says they must take the positives and the biggest one of that they are not in the drop zone for Christmas despite the United defeat.Gunnarsson said: “Especially away from home, we need to start picking up points away from home. We’ve obviously been good here at home apart from today.“We need to keep going but looking at the table, at Christmas time, we’d have taken the position at the moment but we need to build on that and stick together even though this loss was tough to take.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Coady furious after Wolves loss: We must be better!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady says Wolves must improve to get out of their current form slump.The Premier League club lost to Braga in the first Europa League clash of the campaign on Thursday, making it zero wins from their last three matches.Speaking after the game, Coady said: “It’s disappointing the run we’re on. We need to get out of it as quick as possible. It doesn’t matter what competition we play in we need to get out of it.”It’s everyone playing on the pitch. We all need to rectify it. We all need to come together. We should have scored to be honest.”We should have kept the clean sheet. We need to be better.”
Man Utd watching Napoli star Fabian Ruizby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been watching Napoli star Fabian RuizThe Spanish international, 23, has risen to stardom since joining Napoli from Real Betis for £26million in 2018.And his exploits have attracted the attention of Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are in the market for a new control midfielder.Goal claim the Spanish heavyweights will battle it out for Ruiz next summer, but Napoli plan to tie him to a new contract with an £87million release clause.And the Manchester Evening News says United were also monitoring Ruiz over the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ESPN PlayoffIf you’re constantly tuned in to ESPN during pigskin season, you’ll likely see the network’s college football promo commercials dozens, if not hundreds of times. The Worldwide Leader, much to the dismay of many, uses the same song for every bit. By the end of the year, you’ll know every word.So which song will you know every word to this year? According to Chris Fowler, who used to host College GameDay before giving up the job to Rece Davis last year, this year’s song will be “Collider” by the X Ambassadors and Tom Morello. The X Ambassadors are an alternative rock band from Ithaca, New York. Morello, of course, was the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine.Here’s the video for the song, if you’re so inclined. It was released on August 1st.As a huge Tom Morello/Rage Against the Machine fan, this makes me happy: new ESPN CFB anthem w/X Ambassadors https://t.co/0ipVtmRM4y— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) August 3, 2016Last year, the tune was “History” by Lauren Alaina. In 2014, it was “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy.The X Ambassadors were formed in 2009 and released their first full-length album in 2015. The band is comprised of four members – Sam Harris, Casey Harris, Noah Feldshuh and Adam Levin.ESPN will kick off its college football coverage in 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Hawaii and California are set to meet at ANZ Stadium on Friday, August 26. The Rainbow Warriors and Golden Bears will meet a week before all other teams.College football’s opening weekend will feature a number of important games, so expect to see a number of promos. In the first few days of the season, we’ll get to see Kansas State vs. Stanford, Oklahoma vs. Houston, UCLA vs. Texas A&M, LSU vs. Wisconsin, Alabama vs. USC, Florida State vs. Ole Miss, Texas vs. Notre Dame and Auburn vs. Clemson.
Sadio Mane admits there is plenty of confidence within Liverpool’s title-chasing squad, but “not too much” as they are aware there is still a long way to go.The Reds have positioned themselves at the top of the Premier League table through 23 fixtures.A four-point advantage is held at the summit, with defending champions Manchester City presenting their closest challenge. 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? Jurgen Klopp’s side have been out in front for some time now, with just one defeat suffered so far, and belief is building when it comes to ending a 29-year wait for domestic supremacy.Mane has full faith in Liverpool’s ability to get over the line but is eager to avoid generating any added pressure, telling the club’s official website: “We have experience now.“Of course we are confident if we’re winning – but not too much, we know what can happen. We are still professional footballers and we’re still going to try to take it game by game.“The season is long and we have many games. Making pressure for ourselves doesn’t help. Why not just try to win games until the end of the season?”Liverpool’s cause is set to be aided this weekend as they take in a welcome break.While a number of their Premier League rivals are in FA Cup action, the Reds will be downing tools after falling at the third round hurdle against Wolves.Klopp has already talked up the benefits of easing the workload on his players, and Mane believes a period of rest will help a squad which has been carrying a number of walking wounded over recent weeks.The Senegal international forward added: “It’s good for us to have a few days off and get a few injured players back, because now there’s quite a lot.“We still have a strong team. [And] the other players are going to give their best for the team.”Liverpool will be back in action on Wednesday when they welcome Leicester City to Anfield. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Bournemouth are about to embark on their fifth Premier League campaign and their fixtures for the 2019-20 season have been confirmed.The Cherries’ season will start with a home game against promoted side Sheffield United on Saturday, August 10 and is followed up with a trip to another side coming up from the Championship in Aston Villa.Champions Manchester City will then visit the south coast before the Cherries round off the opening month of the season with a game away to Leicester City.The first derby of the season against Southampton is at St Mary’s on September 21, while their first meeting with another team on the south coast – Brighton – is their final game of 2019. 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? The Cherries will quickly tackle Brighton again before January is over, with 2020 having started with a date at West Ham on New Year’s Day.Eddie Howe’s men will host the return derby with Southampton in their final home match of the season on May 9 and the season concludes the following weekend on May 17 with an away fixture at Everton.Bournemouth’s full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Bournemouth Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Sheffield United 17/08/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Bournemouth 24/08/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester City 31/08/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Burnemouth 14/09/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Everton 21/09/2019 15:00 Southampton v Bournemouth 28/09/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v West Ham United 05/10/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Bournemouth 19/10/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Norwich City 26/10/2019 15:00 Watford v Bournemouth 02/11/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Manchester United 09/11/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Bournemouth 23/11/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Wolverhampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth 04/12/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Bournemouth 07/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Liverpool 14/12/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Bournemouth 21/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Burnley 26/12/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Arsenal 28/12/2019 15:00 Brighton v Bournemouth 01/01/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Bournemouth 11/01/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Watford 18/01/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Bournemouth 21/01/2020 19:45 Bournemouth v Brighton 01/02/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Aston Villa 08/02/2020 15:00 Sheffield United v Bournemouth 22/02/2020 15:00 Burnley v Bournemouth 29/02/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Chelsea 07/03/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Bournemouth 14/03/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 21/03/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Bournemouth 04/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Newcastle United 11/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Bournemouth 18/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 25/04/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Leicester City 02/05/2020 15:00 Manchester City v Bournemouth 09/05/2020 15:00 Bournemouth v Southampton 17/05/2020 15:00 Everton v Bournemouth Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lionel Messi should not be compared unflatteringly to Diego Maradona because his Argentina team-mates are not up to the job.That is the view of former AC Milan, Real Madrid and England boss Fabio Capello as Messi’s Copa America hopes hang by a threat.Argentina face Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday, having suffered a sapping 2-0 defeat to Colombia in their first Group B game. 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? Barcelona great Messi has never won a major honour with his country – a wait that looks set to continue on current form.This factor sees him stack up unfavourably in the eyes of many fans when compared to Maradona, who majestically inspired La Albiceleste to glory at the 1986 World Cup.”People talk about both, but Maradona’s Argentina were stronger and had more quality than Messi’s,” Capello told Radio Marca.”He’s had good players in front of him, but in midfield and behind he has missed a defence. That’s the important problem.”Messi is extraordinary, he lives thinking about playing and not about business, like for example Neymar does.”Messi’s compatriot and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone agrees his country’s problems lie with the collective.”Messi can find a solution in a game at any time but he needs a team,” Simeone told Fox Sports.”The players who are with Messi have to understand the potential they have, which is huge and it’s in the personality of each player.”[Messi] needs each one of those who make up the team to feel secure and confident when they are around him.”I have no doubt about Messi’s class and stature, and he is going to adapt to any situation because he wants to win.”
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)South Carolina defensive back Tavyn Jackson’s football career appears to be over. The redshirt freshman has been medically disqualified.Jackson announced the news today via statement on his personal Instagram page. He is being kept on scholarship as a medical hardship.According to Jackson, his disqualification is due to possessing the sickle cell trait.To start this off, I’ve been experiencing hard times since I’ve arrived to college but always managed to see through. I appreciate all of the support from my family, friends and teammates. Without you guys especially my teammates I wouldn’t have gotten this far. The decision was made based on my future and what will come. I have been medically disqualified to play football again due to my sickle cell but USC is still honoring my scholarship and I’ll finish school with a degree. I thank everyone and keep me in your prayers. Spurs Up. – T. JackHere is the statement posted from Tavyn Jackson’s Instagram account: #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/nFWlsDhaJc— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) August 19, 2018Jackson was a three-star prospect out of Tallahassee (Fla.) James Rickards High School in the class of 2017. Injuries forced him to redshirt last season.After moving from safety to cornerback this spring, Jackson was once again pushing for playing time for the Gamecocks. However, now his career his over.While this is terribly disappointing news for Jackson, his health is most important. Additionally, he’ll be kept on scholarship.Best wishes to him.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Through six weeks of the college football season, a true upper class has emerged.Obviously, Alabama is the clear cut No. 1 team in the country. Some slight defensive concerns aside, the Crimson Tide have been a dominant force, with Tua Tagovailoa putting together one of the most prolific seasons for a quarterback in recent memories, despite a relatively low snap count.Behind them are 2017 College Football Playoff participants Clemson and Georgia, Big Ten power Ohio State, and an upstart Notre Dame team that looks very dangerous since the move to Ian Book at quarterback.This week, we have some big games on Thursday and Friday, before another nice Saturday slate.Among the most interesting games are ranked battles between No. 2 Georgia and No. 13 LSU in Baton Rouge, No. 7 Washington’s trip to No. 17 Oregon, and No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan.Now, for our picks this week…After Week 6, here are The Spun’s staff pick standings.1.Matt Lombardi205-50T-2.Dan Lyons203-52T-2.Matt Hladik203-524.Chris Rosvoglou201-545.Andrew McCarty200-556.Andrew Holleran197-587.Steve Driscoll191-64Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 7 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCartyRosvoglouTexas Tech at TCU23 USF at TulsaArizona at UtahMinnesota at 3 Ohio State14 Florida at VanderbiltTennessee at 21 AuburnRutgers at MarylandIowa at IndianaNebraska at NorthwesternOklahoma State at Kansas StateDuke at Georgia TechLouisville at Boston CollegePittsburgh at 5 Notre Dame2 Georgia at 13 LSU7 Washington at 17 OregonMichigan State at 8 Penn StateBaylor at 9 Texas10 UCF at Memphis22 Texas A&M at South CarolinaPurdue at IllinoisMissouri at 1 Alabama6 West Virginia at Iowa State16 Miami at VirginiaVirginia Tech at North CarolinaUCLA at Cal15 Wisconsin at 12 MichiganOle Miss at Arkansas19 Colorado at USCSeason Record205-50197-58203-52203-52191-64200-55201-54
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Two of the previously unbeaten, top 10 teams to lose this past weekend were then-No. 5 LSU and then-No. 7 Oklahoma, who fell to Florida and Texas, respectively.Are the Tigers and the Sooners now out of the College Football Playoff race?Probably – but not entirely.ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight has outlined how LSU and Oklahoma can still make the College Football Playoff.On LSU:If LSU wins out, our model says it would have a greater than 99 percent chance of making the playoff, making it one of only five schools (joining Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson) whose playoff chances are that high if they go the rest of the season without a loss. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done: Even after putting the Gators behind it, LSU still has four more ranked opponents left on its regular-season schedule, plus whomever it might play in the SEC title game (if the Tigers get there). At the same time, just one more loss would basically doom LSU, leaving its playoff probability at the end of the season at just 16 percent even if it finishes 10-2. Practically speaking, Ed Orgeron’s team really does have no choice but to keep winning.On Oklahoma:Even if Oklahoma wins all its remaining games, our model still gives the Sooners only an 85 percent chance of making the playoff. That’s not too terrible, though, given that Kyler Murray and company have a relatively manageable remaining schedule that includes only one ranked opponent. That matchup — a Nov. 23 battle against West Virginia in Morgantown — could swing Oklahoma’s season more than any other game, with our model calling for an average change to the Sooners’ playoff chances of plus or minus 13 percentage points, depending on whether they can beat the Mountaineers. In the universe where OU does win that one, the Sooners make the playoff 29 percent of the time; in the ones where they don’t, that number is 2 percent.ESPN’s current model predicts Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame to make the College Football Playoff.You can view the full projections here.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)The first College Football Playoffs rankings are here. After nine weeks of college football action, the College Football Playoff committee convened to determine the top 25 teams in the nation.Alabama is the unquestioned No. 1 program in the nation and currently sits at the top of the playoff rankings. Following closely – or not so closely – are the Clemson Tigers.After that, the rankings get muddied.Take a look at the full top 25 below.Here’s the full #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for games played through October 27.Is your team in? ? pic.twitter.com/CnmGi1MMVx— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) October 30, 2018It’s interesting to note that the team ranked No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings has never won the College Football Playoff. Can Alabama be the first team to buck the trend?The Crimson Tide will get its toughest test of the season as Nick Saban and company travel to Baton Rouge to take on rival LSU in Death Valley. The Tigers sit at No. 4 in the committee’s first rankings and could conceivably become the No. 1 team in the nation with a win over Alabama this weekend.
Alabama knocked off Mississippi State 24-0 on Saturday, moving one game closer to an undefeated season and a College Football Playoff berth. It was a dominating performance, yet again.During the contest, there was one particularly bad call by the referees that went against Mississippi State – which is all likelihood negated a touchdown for the Bulldogs.The call – coupled with another stat – has fans crying foul. That other stat? Alabama was not called for one penalty against the Bulldogs the entire afternoon.To be fair, Alabama is an extremely disciplined team. Nick Saban doesn’t stand for dumb penalties, and players know the consequences when they make mistakes on the field. Still, it’s a frustrating stat for opponents.College football fans have been tweeting photos and videos of what they believe should have been penalties called on Alabama.Holding? pic.twitter.com/LqHifirOyy— MedDawg (@MedDawg) November 10, 2018He’s basically taking his jersey off. pic.twitter.com/qWhkyYpAj2— Justin M. Strawn (@JustinMStrawn) November 10, 2018Alabama has no penalties and we get phantom pass interference and black in the back penalties that take away touchdowns. But yes there was no holding on this play at all.. #givemeabreak https://t.co/Kxfk83XsD9— Matt Bethea (@peachestheboot) November 10, 2018Regardless, Alabama is now 10-0 with games left against The Citadel, Auburn and Georgia in the SEC title game. They’re getting close to being a lock for the Playoff later this year.
MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The start of his college football career has been a whirlwind for Tate Martell. The former blue-chip recruit went from heir apparent to Dwayne Haskins’ job at Ohio State, to quickly transferring to Miami, and now, might be facing a position change.Martell was a four-star recruit when he committed to Ohio State. He got some work last year behind Haskins, but by the time Haskins was wrapping up his one season at starter, and clearly NFL-bound, rumors had already popped up of Georgia’s Justin Fields transferring to the Buckeyes.Martell initially said he welcomed the competition, but quickly changed his mind, heading to Miami. When he was cleared to play right away, it seemed like his job to lose, but instead The U is going with Jarren Williams under center tonight against Florida.While he is still listed at quarterback on Miami’s roster, it looks like a position change might be in his future. After the quarterback battle was settled, it looked like he might make another school change, as he was absent from practice. Instead, he remains a Hurricane, and has been doing work with the wide receivers. That continued during pregame warm-ups today.JT successor? The Tate Martell pic.twitter.com/E0oA9sUEPO— Robert Clark (@Robert_Clark7) August 24, 2019Here’s Tate Martell in warmups lining up in the slot. pic.twitter.com/04EyuvANhl— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 24, 2019Whether Tate Martell will actually see time split out wide is yet to be seen, as is whatever happens if Miami has to go away from Williams at quarterback. The team also has N’Kosi Perry, who had a very rocky freshman season but has some experience.We’re just minutes away from the start of this intrastate rivalry, and the FBS season as a whole, kicking off. The Hurricanes and Gators are set to get things going at 7 p.m. ET. The game is being broadcast on ESPN.
The full video is below.I know we haven’t played a game and there’s no post-game rants yet, but this is an early contender for Saban soundbite of the season. pic.twitter.com/7Kee8jhN1B— Chicago Gump (@GriffinTSmith) August 30, 2019Nick wouldn’t have done well as the head coach of those Miami teams back in the dynasty years. However, the way he runs things clearly works for him and ‘Bama.Saban and the Crimson Tide open up the 2019 season on Saturday against Duke. They will likely put a massive beating on the overmatched Blue Devils.But if Saban has his way, they will be sportsmanlike as they do it. NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Nick Saban is known as a no-nonsense head coach. Alabama is typically one of the most disciplined, buttoned-up teams in college football every year.If you needed another example of Saban’s approach, take his comments on radio tonight regarding players who trash talk. He’s clearly not a fan, and he doesn’t want his guys doing it.In fact, Saban’s NSFW quotes on the subject are going viral.“I tell our players, if you want to talk shit to the other team, join the goddamn debate team,” Saban said. “Excuse my language. I’m really sorry about using the Lord’s name in vain but I just really get hot about what I see in sports.”
Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 11:10 IST HIGHLIGHTSIn February, you can expect to see even more new phones that will look to replace last year’s models.Launched at Rs 15,999, the phone is currently available at Rs 14,999, making it a great deal in this segment.Poco India dropped the price of the device even further and it can now be found at a base price of Rs 19,999. 2019 has kicked off on an exciting note with Honor and Samsung launching some really interesting phones like the Honor View 20 and Galaxy M20, respectively. It is a clear indication that companies are looking to keep themselves busy this year, launching one phone after another that will bring the latest trends. And things are only about to get crazy with MWC 2019 around the corner.In February, you can expect to see even more new phones that will look to replace last year’s models. But MWC is still a few weeks away, so for now there are plenty of exciting phones from 2018 that look great even now. Here’s a list of some of the best phones you can buy right now.Best phone(s) under Rs 10,000Realme C1: Rs 6,999Realme offers a great package with the budget Realme C1. It brings a 6.2-inch notched display, Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. It houses a 4,230mAh battery similar to the Realme 2. The entry-level smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the back with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP front-facing sensor. It ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.1 on top (can be updated to ColorOS 5.2).Redmi 6 Pro: Rs 9,999 The Redmi 6 Pro was already a pretty solid device at its initial launch price of Rs 10,999, but Xiaomi slashed its price earlier this month and it is now available starting at Rs 9,999. Now under Rs 10,000, the Redmi 6 Pro is an even more attractive option as it brings a 5.84-inch FHD+ notched display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM for the base model. It also gets a 12MP + 5MP dual camera system with EIS and a 5MP selfie camera. The Redmi 6 Pro houses a beefy 4,000mAh battery with a two-day battery life promise.advertisementBest phone(s) under Rs 15,000Realme 2 Pro: Rs 13,990The Realme 2 Pro continues to be one of the most powerful phones under Rs 15,000. With a Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4GB of RAM, the Realme 2 Pro is for power users who are looking to multitask a lot and play graphic intensive games like PUBG. It also gets an attractive dewdrop design with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, some powerful 16MP dual cameras and 16MP selfie camera and a decent 3,500mAh battery. Xiaomi Mi A2: Rs 13,999 The Mi A2 was part of Xiaomi’s price cut spree recently and saw a major price cut of Rs 3,000. Launched at Rs 16,999, the Mi A2 is now available for Rs 13,999, making it a terrific Android One device under Rs 15,000. Not only does the phone run stock Android (upgraded to Android Pie), but it is also powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and gets some powerful 12MP + 20 cameras on the back as well as a 20MP selfie camera. The phone also houses a 3,000mAH battery with Quick Charge 4+ support.Nokia 6.1 Plus: Rs 14,999One of the most popular Nokia phones last year, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has been lauded for its attractive glass design, notch display, smooth performance and stock Android UI. Launched at Rs 15,999, the phone is currently available at Rs 14,999, making it a great deal in this segment. The Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) TFT display and is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It bears a dual camera setup which includes a 16MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor with similar aperture. The phone houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port. The phone was launched with Android Oreo and has been updated to Android Pie.Samsung Galaxy M20: Rs 10,9902019 is an important year for Samsung and the new Galaxy M series is a big bet for the company to win back market share in the affordable segment. Fortunately, it seems Samsung is off to a good start because the Galaxy M20 is a great budget device thanks to a great new Infinity-V waterdrop display and a solid 5,000mAh battery. These are two major features of the Galaxy M20 that will really attract you. On top of that, the Galaxy M20 also offers a brand new Exynos 7904 chipset which is pretty smooth at handling day-to-day tasks. The dual camera setup on the back offers an ultra wide-angle lens which is unique to this segment. While the phone runs a dated Android Ore, the new Experience UI 9.5 on top looks quite attractive and clean.Best phone(s) under Rs 20,000Poco F1: Rs 19,999 The Poco F1 is widely considered as the most disruptive and value for money phones of 2018 as it brought a Snapdragon 845 chipset for just Rs 21,000. Poco India dropped the price of the device even further and it can now be found at a base price of Rs 19,999.advertisementThe Poco F1 brings a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The dual camera setup on the back includes a 12MP + 5MP setup while the front gets a 20MP selfie sensor. The phone also houses a large 4,000mAh battery to take you through a good day and a half. The Poco F1 has already been updated to Android Pie and is due to get Android Q in the future as well.Best phone(s) under Rs 30,000Nokia 8.1: Rs 26,999The Nokia 8.1 is currently one of the most premium Nokia phones in the market, and it makes a case for the best phone under Rs 30,000. This is because the Nokia 8.1 brings a gorgeous and elegant glass and metal design coupled with a terrific Snapdragon 710 chipset and Android Pie. The Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) PureDisplay with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It houses a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The dual camera system includes a 12MP primary sensor with 1.4 micron pixel, OIS, EIS and 2PD support, and a 13MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. The device also comes with a 20MP front-facing camera.Asus ZenFone 5Z: Rs 29,999An underrated phone, the Asus ZenFone 5Z is a powerful sub Rs 30,000 device as it brings a Snapdragon 845 chipset. It also brings a premium design language and fast charging. The ZenFone 5Z sports 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and the base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.The ZenFone 5Z houses a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support, supports stereo speakers and High-Res audio, among other things. The phone runs Android Oreo-based ZenUI. The dual camera setup includes a primary 12MP sensor with large 1.4um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, four-axis OIS and EIS. The secondary camera comes with an 8MP wide-angle sensor for depth of field shots. Up front, the ZenFone 5Z sports an 8MP sensor and the cameraBest phone(s) under Rs 50,000OnePlus 6T: Rs 37,999The OnePlus 6T continues to be one of the best premium affordable phones out there thanks to its blazing fast performance and optimised OxygenOS software. It brings an updated design compared to the OnePlus 6 such as a bigger display with a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor, while keeping most of the internals the same. The OnePlus 6T sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. The glass on the front and back is also upgraded to Gorilla Glass 6. The OnePlus 6T gets an in-display fingerprint sensor that will unlock the device in 0.34 seconds. The 6T houses a 3,700mAh battery with Dash Charge support and ships with Android 9 Pie. The 6T sports a 16MP + 20MP camera setup on the back with f/1.7 aperture and OIS + EIS support, and 16MP front-facing sensor. There is also a new Nightscape feature that uses HDR algorithm to improve low-light photography.advertisementHonor View 20: Rs 37,999The newest entry to our list is the Honor View 20, which was launched in India a few days ago. This is Honor newest flagship that brings some exciting new technologies such as a stunning hole-punch display and a 48MP AI Ultra Clarity rear camera. The flagship is also ridiculously fast thanks to a Kirin 980 chipset under the hood. It houses a solid 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W Super Fast charge. The View 20 is perhaps the best alternative to the OnePlus 6T in this segment. It sports a unique chevron design on the glass back panel, a 6.4-inch FHD+ LCD display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage and Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top. The hole-punch houses a 25MP selfie camera.Best phone(s) that money can buySamsung Galaxy Note 9: Rs 67,900 The Galaxy Note 9 is easily Samsung’s best flagship of 2018. It ticks all the right boxes for high-end phone and that includes a stunning AMOLED Infinity Display, best-in-class cameras, excellent performance and even an all-day battery life. It recently got update to Android Pie with One UI on top, which looks fantastic.The Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch screen with QHD+ (2960×1440) display. It is powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset with the base variant getting 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Samsung has also fitted a large 4,000mAh battery. You get a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup with dual OIS and the f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture feature. The front camera is also similar at 8MP and F/1.7 aperture.Google Pixel 3: Rs 71,999While the Pixel 3 is a great stock Android flagship phone that offers a fast and smooth UI, it is really a fantastic camera phone first. The 12MP rear camera with 1.4-micron pixels and the revolutionary Night Sight feature makes the Pixel 3 the go-to phone for anyone willing to spend a premium on a camera phone.The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ (2160×1080) OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, while the Pixel 3 XL offers a taller 6.3-inch FHD+ (2960×1440) display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a very deep notch. They are powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset that’s paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pixel phones are offered in two storage options – one with 64GB of internal storage and another with 128GB of internal storage.iPhone XR: Rs 76,999The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for most people. This is because the iPhone XR brings most of the same features as the top-tier iPhone XS at a price that’s more reachable for a lot of people. In terms of size, the iPhone XR slots between the iPhone XS and XS Max. It gets a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HD display (1792×828). It is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and brings 3GB of RAM. The iPhone XR also supports Face ID and ships with iOS 12. The single 12MP wide-angle camera on the back comes with OIS and f/1.8 aperture. The front sees a 7MP TrueDepth camera similar to the other two iPhones.Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Rs 69,990The Mate 20 Pro is the first Mate-series phone in India and it is all kinds of premium. It is possibly the most feature-packed flagship phone yet which also means it may not be for everyone. With the View 20 now available, the Mate 20 Pro does seem overpriced. But if you’re interested, the Huawei flagship does offer a 6.39-inch 2K+ (1440×3120) OLED display and a Kirin 980 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.The Mate 20 Pro houses a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support. The other big highlight is the Leica-branded triple camera matrix setup on the back. The system includes a 40MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP Ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also support laser and phase detection auto focus as well as AIS (AI-based stabilisation). On the front, the Mate 20 Pro sports a 24MP 3D depth sensing camera.ALSO READ | Poco F1, OnePlus 6T, Asus ROG Phone and 4 more gaming smartphones you can buy right nowALSO READ | Poco F1, ZenFone Max Pro M2, Honor 8X: These are the best smartphones under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1, Xiaomi Mi A2, Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Best phones to buy in JanuaryGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow XiaomiFollow iPhoneFollow HuaweiFollow OneplusFollow HonorFollow Realme Samsung Galaxy M20, Honor View 20, Nokia 8.1: Best phones to buy in FebruaryMWC is still a few weeks away, so for now there are plenty of exciting phones from 2018 that look great even now. 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Next Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 11:54 IST Pininfarina BattistaHIGHLIGHTSBattista gets a carbon fibre monocoque chassis.The power and torque will be 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm, respectively.The company claims a range of 450 kilometres for the all-electric hyper GT.Mahindra & Mahindra-owned Automobili Pininfarina has revealed the luxury electric hypercar Battista at the Geneva Motor Show. Battista is the first solely Pininfarina-badged car and upon its launch in 2020, it will be the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and produced in Italy.Battista is the result of a collaboration between the Automobili Pininfarina design team and Pininfarina SpA. The latter will also hand-build every Battista in Cambiano, Italy. The company plans to produce only 150 Battistas and allocate them equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia.”Today marks a significant step for the launch of a range of Pininfarina-branded cars beginning with the Pininfarina Battista, a car whose name alone fills us with pride. It will be the most powerful Italian-built sports car in history, the first luxury hypercar to be conceived in Italy and will deliver ground-breaking all-electric performance in a beautiful body,” Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke said.”This is genuinely a dream come true. My grandfather (Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina) always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars. This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technological innovation and of course elegant styling. For me, we simply had to call it Battista. His dream becomes reality today as we link our glorious past with the future of motoring,” Pininfarina SpA Chairman Paolo Pininfarina said.The all-electric hyper GT gets a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and visually stunning carbon fibre body. The power and torque will be 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm, respectively. Battista can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in less than two seconds, which is faster than a current Formula 1 car. It can make 300 kmph in less than 12 seconds and achieve a top speed of up to 350 kmph. The company claims a range of 450 kilometres for the hypercar.advertisementThe weight distribution of the T-shaped 120 kWh battery pack is configured to optimise Battista’s dynamic potential, with four motors independently distributing torque and power to each wheel. Cooling circuits and systems are based around five radiators. Massive, carbon-ceramic six-piston brakes (390 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear) provide fade-free deceleration. The active rear wing features an air brake function.According to the company, Battista’s suspension is tuned specifically to deliver a thrilling, engaging and yet comfortable dynamic experience. The driver will be able to electronically adjust the dynamic experience through multiple modes tuned to a range of driving scenarios and will also be able to tailor the noise the 1,900 hp hypercar makes. Its on-board sound programme will focus on using vehicle hardware to generate acoustic entertainment, rather than generate artificial sounds.ALSO READ | 2019 Range Rover Sentinel revealed, gets more powerful 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engineALSO READ | Gypsy no more! Maruti Suzuki discontinues iconic SUV in IndiaALSO READ | KTM 250 Duke ABS launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.94 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 New car launchFollow New hypercarFollow new carFollow Upcoming carFollow Car premier Pininfarina Battista makes world premier at Geneva Motor ShowBattista is the result of a collaboration between the Automobili Pininfarina design team and Pininfarina SpA. The latter will also hand-build every Battista in Cambiano, Italy. The company plans to produce only 150 Battistas and allocate them equally between the regions of North America, Europe and Middle East/Asia.advertisement
Seeing my father happy and enjoying my game felt great: Shubman GillFor a man so young though, Shubman Gill speaks with maturity beyond his years. He is keen to learn from every fall.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 20:48 IST Shubman Gill found more success while opening for KKR during the second-half of IPL 2019 (Shubman Gill Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill scored 296 runs this season in 14 games at 32.88Gill managed a highest individual score of 76 which he got vs Mumbai Indians in KolkataGill bagged the Emerging Player award but still felt he had a mixed season in IPL 2019At 19 years of age, Shubhman Gill has already been through it all – experienced the joy of rewarding IPL contracts and agony of failing in his international debut series.For a man so young though, Shubman Gill speaks with maturity beyond his years. He is keen to learn from every fall.Excerpts from chat with the young man who finished IPL’ 2019’s Emerging player of the year.Q. Quality runs in IPL 2019. Big confidence booster..A. This IPL was a confidence booster. But I would not say that I am satisfied because there were a lot of other opportunities where I should have done better. And as a team we had a chance to win the last game to qualify for playoffs. But the positive is that I got runs at the top of the order and while chasing as well. So learned a lot.Q. You started batting in the middle order for KKR before finding your groove at the top..A. When you are batting down the order, the mind set is completely different. When you are batting at the top you can pace the innings. While batting down, you either have to bat at the same pace that is set or raise the pace. So you can bat your own way and that’s an advantage when you are batting at the top. That’s what I tried to capitalise on and it worked in some innings.Q. It must have been a learning, to learn to play to your strengths.advertisementA. Yes. In a few games it also happened that I was trying to do something extra outside my natural game. So had to realise that it’s not my game. That’s what one wants not to do but in the middle there is so much emotion that you can’t keep control. One tries to hit out and drifts away from one’s natural game. But to keep nerves under control at that stage is the most important.Q. Gets tough to stick to your game when Andre Russel is smacking it at the other end?A. This season, I batted quite a bit with Andre Russel and with him together in fact there is much lesser pressure on you as a batsman. So when everyone is focused on how to bowl to him, you end up getting loose balls as well.Q. One learning that you will take from the great Jacques Kallis…A. When the tournament began, Jacques Kallis told me to trust my strengths and keep doing what I have been doing for all these years. He had told me, ‘you have many cricketing shots that you don’t need to do anything extra.’ And it sounds very simple but to be able to keep doing that is the key.Q. You won the India cap this year. How did that feel?A. Wearing the India cap this year, to do it away from home was a big moment. I was a little disappointed that I could not capitalize on it but I know in future opportunities with come and I will have to keep working hard.Q. We saw your father dance and rejoice after seeing you in action during the IPL. How good did that feel?A. It felt so good. He has made me work so hard, help me get here and to know he is happy and enjoying me game. What better than this for your father from a son..Q. What do you think of India’s prospects in the World Cup..A. India has got bright chances because we are good in all departments of the game. Also our England record in ICC events. And we have openers who have done well and if you have performing openers in England, what else do you want.Also Read | Mixed IPL season, didn’t pay off whenever I tried to do extra: Shubman GillAlso Read | Shubman Gill’s father doing bhangra in Mohali impresses Shah Rukh KhanAlso Read | Shubman Gill is a prodigy and the next big thing in Indian cricket: Robin UthappaFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shubman GillFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow KKRFollow IPL 2019
Next World Cup 2019: India will beat Pakistan again, says Kapil DevIndia and Pakistan will face each other in the most anticipated clash of World Cup 2019 on June 16 in Manchester. Both teams have faced each other six times in the World Cup and each time, Men in Blue have come out on top.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 18:51 IST India have never lost to Pakistan in a ICC World Cup match (Reuters Photo)1983 World Cup winning India captain Kapil Dev has said that he sees Virat Kohli and boys as favourites in their upcoming 2019 World Cup clash against Pakistan.”We have started very well by winning the first two matches comfortably,” said Kapil on Wednesday. “Hopefully the team continues playing in this manner and the weather doesn’t cause any problems.”India’s match against Pakistan is scheduled to be played on June 16 before which India play New Zealand on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led team has played South Africa and Australia thus far and won both matches. “I hope the team plays to the best of its abilities. India will certainly win the match because they are playing better at the moment.”In my time Pakistan used to be favourites whenever we played them. Today it is India who are the better team — we are above them in the rankings and are playing better cricket,” the 60-year-old said.Kapil also said that he would have liked to see Yuvraj Singh play one last time in Indian colours. 37-year-old Yuvraj, who was Man of the Tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup, announced his retirement from international cricket and Indian Premier League on Monday.”A player like Yuvraj should be given a final send-off from the ground. I would have liked to see that because he has played some fantastic cricket in his career. We need leaders like Yuvraj because he is an icon for the coming generation. I’d like to congratulate him for his extraordinary career,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan matchAlso Read | Mohammad Amir opened up on spot-fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him: Abdul RazzaqAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Kapil Dev
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