Transfers Wolves secure Mexico international Raul Jimenez on loan from Benfica Ben Spratt 02:25 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Wolverhampton Wanderers Stoke City Huddersfield Town Championship Premier League The Premier League newcomers have landed the El Tri striker, allowing them to send Benik Afobe to Stoke City Wolves have completed the loan signing of Mexico international Raul Jimenez from Benfica.The 27-year-old, who will feature for his country at the World Cup, has joined the newly promoted Premier League side on a temporary deal for the 2018-19 campaign.Jimenez started only six of his 33 league appearances for Benfica last season, scoring six times, and will now seal his move subject to international clearance and a work permit. 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 The forward joined Atletico Madrid from Club America in 2014 but, as at Benfica, struggled for regular starts in his sole season in Spain.Wolves’ signing of Jimenez has allowed the club to move another striker out on loan, with Benik Afobe heading to Stoke City.The former Bournemouth striker only joined Wolves permanently at the start of the month, but has now signed for the relegated Potters, where there is an obligation to make the move permanent in January.Gary Rowett’s side will reportedly pay £12.5 million ($17m) for the front man, who scored six goals for Wolves last season.
West Ham make contact for Inter Milan defender Joao Mirandaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda.Corriere dello Sport says West Ham have jumped into the battle for the Brazil international, 34.Miranda has been told he can leave Inter this month and he is in talks with interested clubs.Roma are keen to take the veteran on-loan, while the Hammers would be prepared to pay a fee to buy him outright.Inter want €20m to see the centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa midfielder McGinnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.Klopp says McGinn can ease the pressure on under-fire Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson.Speaking to the Daily Record, Klopp said: “I heard everyone expected to beat Russia and the first question in my mind was ‘Why?’They have five million more football players than Scotland! “And Belgium? Well, 95 per cent of the world will lose to them.“Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents.“But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. At Liverpool we have to create a situation where our team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same.“Expectations are too high. It’s not because of Robbo you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible.“He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys – John McGinn, what a super player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style.“But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Miguel Azeez signs first pro contractby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Miguel Azeez has signed his first professional contract.The 17-year-old joined at the age of five and has progressed through the academy ranks. His impressive work ethic has helped him to secure a professional contract.Azeez made eight appearances during the under-18s’ title-winning 2018/19 season, scoring twice and assisting twice. He already has one goal in five Under-18 Premier League appearances this season and made his debut for the under-23s against Derby in the Premier League 2 in August.An England international, Azeez has proven himself at under-17 level, scoring 12 goals in 14 appearances for his country.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits Man Utd return had him nervousby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMike Phelan admits returning to Manchester United had him nervous.Phelan, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, left Old Trafford six years ago following the Scot’s retirement.He said: “I never wanted to leave in the first place. I had left the club, I think we had won the league by 12 points, so I thought going back was terrific but I was really nervous on the first day I went back in because I didn’t know what to expect.“But I walked in the place and it was like I had never been away.“It was really surreal, a lot had gone on but nothing had changed and I’d never been away. I felt right at home.”
Twitter/@DMoutonWWL Mike Thomas was a key to Ohio State’s 2014 and 2015 offenses, and the 2016 second round pick is already impressing with the New Orleans Saints. During a practice on Friday, Thomas made a phenomenal falling one-handed grab over the top of the defense, on a pass from backup quarterback Luke McCown.Mike Thomas’ tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid pic.twitter.com/WISeQWLTJw— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) July 29, 2016Mike Thomas has quickly earned the trust of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The future Hall of Famer praised him from the connection the two have developed in a very short time back in June. Brees gave an example of a practice rep, of a route the tandem had not run before, to ESPN:“In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever even talked about it,” Brees said. “But it was one of those where I’m just in the moment, and hey, he’s my guy over there at that position. So I kind of give him a look, give him a signal or whatever, and he goes and makes the play. And ran the route just like I imagined.“So that makes you feel good too. ‘Hey, we’re on the same page even though we haven’t even talked about that yet. You kind of know this offense, you have a feel for the game.’ So I like when I see that stuff out of young guys, where you kind of feel like there’s some instincts there.”Thomas came on strong for Ohio State in 2014, catching 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Buckeye national title. He followed it up with a similar 56 catch, 781 yard, nine touchdown 2015 campaign, despite some turmoil at the quarterback position for OSU. Now, he’s charged with helping replace longtime Brees-favorite Marques Colston, who was released by the Saints this off-season after 10 years with the franchise.
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)Oklahoma fans have been treated to some pretty incredible quarterback play over the past couple of seasons. The same should be true this season, as long as Kyler Murray opts to stay in school and not leave for the MLB Draft.The future is looking bright as well. Oklahoma has a commitment from Spencer Rattler, the No. 1 pro-style QB in the 2019 class.Rattler might end up reminding OU fans of their previous star quarterback, Baker Mayfield.The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings tweeted out a profile story on Rattler this afternoon.It includes a great quote.“I definitely feel like I can throw with any quarterback in the country, high school or college-wise,” he says. “I won’t say NFL, but I can make some NFL throws, for sure.”Oklahoma fans might sense a bit of Baker Mayfield in their 2019 QB. And it’s not just because he can make the high risk throws… https://t.co/XR5yhRlGgp pic.twitter.com/XOskYPRsyi— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) May 31, 2018Rattler is 6-foot-2 quarterback out of Phoenix, Ariz. He’s ranked the No. 42 overall recruit in the country by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Oklahoma’s 2019 class is the No. 2 class in the country.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks on the sideline during the second half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State football recruits are among those who have reacted to the school’s decision to suspend Urban Meyer for the first three games of the 2018 season as a result of the investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.The Buckeyes have recruited nearly as well as any program in the country during the Urban Meyer era in Columbus, Ohio.Eleven Warriors reached out to several Ohio State recruits to get their reactions to the Urban Meyer decision.Two of those recruits are five-star commits.From Eleven Warriors:TEXAS FIVE-STAR WIDE RECEIVER GARRETT WILSON“It’s just good to have him back and have some normalcy again.”GEORGIA FIVE-STAR CENTER HARRY MILLER“It’s great and definitely a huge relief to have this settled.”Ohio State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 9 class in the country, No. 1 in the Big Ten.You can view the full reactions to the Urban Meyer decision 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)Week 2 of the college football season is in the books. There weren’t too many surprising results this week, as the top 10 teams all got the job done.With another week down, ESPN has updated its bowl projections. There aren’t too many changes, though a few tweaks were made from last week’s version.Here are the major bowl predictions from ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman:CFB Playoff at the Orange BowlBonagura: Clemson vs. Oklahoma Sherman: Clemson vs. OklahomaCFB Playoff at the Cotton BowlBonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State Sherman: Alabama vs. WisconsinTexas BowlBonagura: Texas A&M vs. Baylor Sherman: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&MCamping World BowlBonagura: Virginia Tech vs. TCU Sherman: Boston College vs. TCUAlamo BowlBonagura: Oregon vs. West Virginia Sherman: Oklahoma State vs. OregonPeach BowlBonagura: Notre Dame vs. Auburn Sherman: LSU vs. Notre DameGator BowlBonagura: Missouri vs. Maryland Sherman: Missouri vs. Michigan StateFiesta BowlBonagura: Boise State vs. Washington Sherman: Boise State vs. StanfordRose BowlBonagura: Wisconsin vs. Stanford Sherman: Ohio State vs. WashingtonOutback BowlBonagura: LSU vs. Michigan Sherman: Michigan vs. Mississippi StateSugar BowlBonagura: Georgia vs. Oklahoma State Sherman: West Virginia vs. GeorgiaCitrus BowlBonagura: Mississippi State vs. Penn State Sherman: Penn State vs. AuburnYou can view their full bowl predictions here.
7 Oct 2000: A view of the Florida Gators football helmet taken on the field during the game against the LSU Tigers at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainsville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Tigers 11-9.Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran /AllsportFormer Florida and NFL linebacker Neiron Ball reportedly finds himself in a fight for his life tonight. The 26-year-old is in a coma and not responding to stimuli, according to a Facebook post.The Butts County Schools Facebook page shared the information on Bell Monday night, asking for prayers. Ball attended high school in Jackson, Ga.It is unclear as of now what is causing Ball’s condition.The Myricks and Ball family are asking for prayers to be lifted for JHS alumnus Neiron Ball. He is currently in a coma and is not responding to stimuli as desired, and the family will be with him this week to see what can be done to help him heal and wake up. This young man has already been through so much in his life, and we know the family would appreciate your love and kindness.Praying for Neiron!The Myricks and Ball family are asking for prayers to be lifted for JHS alumnus Neiron Ball. He is currently in a coma and is not responding to stimuli as desired, and the family will be with him this week to… https://t.co/sbq9Tn3H0F— Butts County Schools (@ButtsCoSchools) September 24, 2018Ball graduated from Florida in 2015 and was drafted by the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.He played in six games as a rookie, making two starts. In his only NFL action, Ball recorded nine tackles and a sack.Our thoughts and prayers are with Ball and his family. Let’s hope he is able to recover from whatever is ailing him.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Northwestern Wildcats meet in the Big Ten title game. Ohio State enters the contest at the No. 6 team in the country and a shot at the College Football Playoff.Before Ohio state fans watch their team in action, they’ll have to sit and watch the other conference title games and hope a few teams lose. What will Buckeye fans be hoping for?Here’s what needs to happen for Ohio State to make the playoff this year.Alabama defeats Georgia – by enough that Georgia won’t be considered a top-four teamClemson defeats PittOklahoma loses to TexasOhio State defeats NorthwesternThose four things should create a playoff foursome of: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio state and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame.The Buckeyes need Oklahoma to lose to jump the Sooners – or win convincingly against Northwestern, like they did against Wisconsin in 2014 (a 59-0 drubbing).If Alabama and Georgia play a close game, the committee could argue that the Bulldogs are one of the top four teams.Stay tuned.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Iowa and Mississippi State will ring in the New Year in the Outback Bowl on January 1. They will be the first college football game to kick off in 2019.Both programs completed solid, if not spectacular regular seasons. The Hawkeyes and Bulldogs both went 8-4, so win No. 9 is the goal in this one on both sidelines.ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg released his prediction for the game earlier today.Here it is:Both of these teams underachieved a bit this season. Both are talented at the line of scrimmage and can shut down opposing offenses. Mississippi State is the pick because of defensive line tandem Montez Sweat and Jeffrey Simmons, who force Iowa’s Nathan Stanley into some mistakes. Tight end Noah Fant’s absence also hurts the Hawkeyes in this one.Prediction: Mississippi State 28, Iowa 17You can see all of Rittenberg’s bowl predictions here.Mississippi State and Iowa will kick off at noon ET on Jan. 1 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.ESPN2 will broadcast the game.
But teachers and students didn’t like so much money and attention being given to the football program, when it’s needed in other areas.One Twitter thread that got a ton of notice involved an LSU professor complaining of having to clean his office with a vacuum he bought himself. This prompted a stern response from LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.Another student pointed to the school library looking like a mess due to donations being given to football over academics.This is our library: https://t.co/ZvqgNa5L8o pic.twitter.com/xHsV5qf5wO— Cat Mckinney (@catcmckinney) July 22, 2019It’s a controversial topic with the discussion often being held at many schools at all levels of education.One thing that isn’t in dispute though is just how darn gorgeous the new LSU football facility is. BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Members of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown during the game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Warhawks 51-0. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)The new LSU football facility that was unveiled earlier this week attracted a lot of attention. But while most of that attention was directed at how beautiful the facilities were, others criticized it, saying the money (roughly $28 million in donations) could’ve been used better elsewhere (notably: academics).In response to the backlash, LSU revealed that it has done more than just upgrade the football facility. The school announced that renovations have come to several academic buildings as well.LSU is proud of the renovated football operations center, and we are equally proud of academic and student buildings we have recently renovated: Patrick F. Taylor Engineering facility, Ogden Honors College, Business Education Complex and Nicholson Gateway. LSU revealed a $28 million football facility over the weekend. The LSU football came equipped with sleeping pods, an executive chef, special lighting, and countless amenities.LSU is proud of the renovated football operations center, and we are equally proud of academic and student buildings we have recently renovated: Patrick F. Taylor Engineering facility, Ogden Honors College, Business Education Complex and Nicholson Gateway. https://t.co/7IFlqhx6P4 pic.twitter.com/bQeLgMABhZ— LSU (@LSU) July 24, 2019
His production this season is so remarkable that he has nearly as many touchdown passes as incompletions.AJ McCarron, Greg McElroy and Jalen Hurts have all had their share of great moments at Alabama. However, none of those quarterbacks mentioned were able to accomplish what Tagovailoa has.Tua Tagovailoa is the first Alabama player with 4 pass TD in consecutive games in school history.This season, Tagovailoa has thrown for 16 Pass TD, while committing just 22 incompletions. pic.twitter.com/yq5IyEz04m— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2019Tagovailoa might not see much action in the second half with the way Alabama is playing against Southern Miss. If he does get the majority of the snaps the rest of the way through, it’ll be interesting to see how crazy his stat line looks.We’ll see if Tagovailoa can extend his school record to three-straight games when the Crimson Tide host the Ole Miss Rebels next Saturday. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates his first quarter touchdown throw against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa continues to play so well that it’s becoming hard to blame the Miami Dolphins for tanking. In just the first half of action this afternoon, the talented southpaw set a school record.Last weekend, Tagovailoa picked apart South Carolina’s secondary with 444 passing yards and five touchdowns. Somehow, he might put up better numbers today.With the first half coming to end between Alabama and Southern Miss, Tagovailoa already has 238 passing yards and four touchdowns.Tagovailoa has become the first Alabama player in school history to have four passing touchdowns in consecutive games.
Plane cushions found in search for missing football player Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala has been missing for about one week since he boarded a plane to travel from Nantes to Cardiff.advertisement Next Reuters CardiffJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 20:41 IST Emiliano Sala has been missing for a week after he boarded a plane from Nantes to Cardiff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwo seat cushions have been found on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft carrying Emiliano SalaSala has been missing for a week since he boarded a plane from Nantes to CardiffInvestigators said on Wednesday that an underwater search would begin after the covers were foundInvestigators searching for a lost plane carrying Premier League football player Emiliano Sala said on Wednesday an underwater search would begin after they found two seat cushions on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the northern French coast. A second cushion was found in the same area later that same day.”From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft,” the AAIB said in a statement. Investigators said they now planned to launch an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Due to weather conditions, the search would start at the end of this weekend and take up to three days.”Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles,” they said.ALSO READ | Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?Also Read | Cardiff City players scared to fly after Emiliano Sala disappearance: Defender Sol BambaAlso Read | Cardiff City, Arsenal pay tribute to Emiliano Sala in 1st match since his disappearanceFor 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 Emiliano SalaFollow Plane cushionsFollow Sala searchFollow Emiliano Sala missing planeFollow Football
Next India Today Web Desk GuwahatiFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 23:41 IST Lakshya Sen-led Airports Authority of India won the Inter State-Inter Zonal Championships for the 7th time. (BAI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLakshya Sen beat Shubhankar Dey in men’s singles final in 55 minutesAakarshi Kashyap notched up a 21-12, 21-14 win over Anura PrabhudesaiShriyanshi Pardeshi-Shlok Ramchandran got AAI the final victory in the finalAsian Junior Champion Lakshya Sen along with the mixed doubles pair of Shlok Ramchandran and Shriyanshi Pardeshi put up a brilliant show to guide the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to a narrow 3-2 victory over the Railways in a thrilling final of the 74th Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton Championships at Guwahati on Monday. This is the seventh time that the AAI has conquered the title.The 17-year-old Sen battled for 55 minutes before he could subdue Subhankar Dey 21-17, 21-17 in the men’s singles clash to start off AAI’s challenge with a bang. In a face-off between two rising women’s singles stars of the country, Aakarshi Kashyap notched up a sublime 21-12, 21-14 win over the Railways’s Anura Prabhudesai to send the AAI 2-0 up.Just when it looked like AAI were cruising away to victory, Railways put up an incredible fightback. The men’s doubles pair of Kabir Kanzarkar and Hemanagendra Babu held their nerves to eke out a tight 21-18, 17-21, 21-18 win over Shlok Ramchandran and Chirag Sen.In women’s doubles, Riya Mookerjee and Anura Prabhudesai rose to the occasion with a commanding 21-8, 21-8 triumph over Pardeshi and Sneha Santhilal.Pardeshi soon managed to brush aside that setback and joined forces with Ramchandran to get a 21-9, 17-21, 21-8 win over Kanika Kanwal and Akshay Raut and fetch the vital deciding point for the AAI..@AAI_Official crowned champions for the 7 timeS.Pardeshi/S.Ramchandran of @AAI_Official wins the decisive match in a nail biting encounter 21-9;17-21;21-8 to eclipse K.Kanwal/A.Raut of @RailMinIndia and lift the 74th Yonex-Sunrise Inter State Zonals title #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/F68UmGb43MadvertisementBAI Media (@BAI_Media) February 11, 2019The winners were awarded prize money of INR 3.5 lakhs and the runners-up INR 2.5 lakhs. The third and the fourth-placed teams get INR 2 lakh each for their performance at the Inter-Zonals..@lakshya_sen with yet another flawless performance as he gives @AAI_Official the early lead in the summit clash after outclassing @RailMinIndia’s @dey588subhankar 21-17,21-17Check the highlights and some of the key moments from the match. #IndiaontheRise #SeniorNationals2019 pic.twitter.com/GktIuLuotdBAI Media (@BAI_Media) February 11, 2019SEEDS ANNOUNCED FOR THE SENIOR NATIONALSWith the Inter-Zonal competition having reached its conclusion, the Yonex Sunrise 83rd Senior Nationals will get underway on February 12, the opening ceremony of which was held on Monday and was attended by the top shuttlers representing every state.The Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships 2018-19 will witness the country’s biggest domestic badminton event making its return to the North-East after a gap of nine years. The top eight singles players will be placed directly in the pre-quarter-finals while the top four teams in the doubles will similarly start their campaign from the quarter-finals.The BWF World Rankings as on January 18 is the major criterion for the seedings. All the top 50 shuttlers have got direct entries and BAI Rankings have been considered for players who have filled up the empty slots.PSPB will be led by the top three seeds in men’s singles — 2015 champion Sameer Verma, 2014 winner Sai Praneeth and 2012 winner Parupalli Kashyap. Subhankar Dey of the Railways is the fourth seed, UP’s Ansal Yadav is the fifth seed, AAI’s Chirag Sen is the sixth seed. Uttarakhand’s Bodhit Joshi and Haryana’s Kartik Jindal round off the men’s singles seedings.Andhra Pradesh’s PV Sindhu, champion in 2011 and 2013 as well as the runner-up in the last edition, is the top seed in women’s singles. Defending champion Saina Nehwal will be the only seed representing PSPB as she eyes a fourth Nationals title.AAI’s Shriyanshi Pardeshi is the third seed, followed by Ashmita Chaliha of Assam, Kanika Kanwal and Anura Prabhudesai, both of the Railways. Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka belonging to Andhra is the seventh seed while AAI’s Aakarshi Kashyap is the eighth.Arjun MR and Shlok Ramchandran have received the top billing in men’s doubles and are followed by the pairs of Anjan Buragohain-Ranjan Buragohain, Krishna Prasad Garaga-Dhruv Kapila and Prakash Raj-Vaibhaav.Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram are the women’s doubles top seeds while Ashna Roy and Karishma Wadkar are the second seeds. The pairs of Aparna Balan-Sruthi KP and Agna Anto-Sneha Santhilal are the third and the fourth seeds respectively.The mixed doubles draw is headed by the World No. 46 combine of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg. Saurabh Sharma-Anoushka Parikh, Dhruv Kapila-Meghana Jakkampudi and Vighnesh Devlekar-Harika V are the next three seeds.Results:Airport Authority of India (AAI) bt Railways-3:2MS: Lakshya Sen (AAI) def Subhankar Dey (Railways) 21-17, 21-17advertisementWS: Aakarshi Kashyap (AAI) def Anura Prabhudesai (Railways) 21-12, 21-14MD: Kabir Kanzarkar/Hemanagendra Babu (Railways) def Shlok Ramchandran/Chirag Sen (AAI) 21-18, 17-21, 21-18WD: Riya Mookerjee/Anura Prabhudesai (Railways) def Shriyanshi Pardeshi/Sneha Santhilal (AAI) 21-8, 21-8XD: Shriyanshi Pardeshi/Shlok Ramchandran (AAI) def Kanika Kanwal/Akshay Raut (Railways) 21-9, 17-21, 21-8For 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 Lakshya SenFollow Aakarshi KashyapFollow Shriyanshi PardeshiFollow Shlok RamchandranFollow Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton ChampionshipsFollow PV SindhuFollow Saina NehwalFollow Parupalli KashyapFollow Sai PraneethFollow Sameer VermaFollow national championships Lakshya Sen, Ramchandran-Pardeshi guide AAI to Inter State-Inter Zonal Championships titleLakshya Sen won the men’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap won women’s singles while Shriyanshi Pardeshi and Shlok Ramchandran won mixed doubles as Airports Authority of India won the Inter State-Inter Zonal Championships.advertisement
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India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 15:59 IST Sachin Tendulkar had a warm wish for Sir Vivian Richards as the West Indian turned 67. (@sachin_rt Photo)Sachin Tendulkar paid a tribute to his “batting hero” Sir Vivian Richards as the legendary West Indian batsman celebrated his 67th birthday on Thursday. Viv Richards is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all times and is looked up to by one and all.In a career that spanned 17 years, Viv Richards played 308 matches (Tests and ODIs) and scored 15261 runs, including 8540 runs in Test cricket.The runs for Sir Viv Richards, including 24 hundreds and three double hundreds in Tests and 11 centuries in ODIs, came at a staggering strike rate 86.07 in Tests and 90.2 in ODIs.Tendulkar took to social media to wish Viv Richards on his birthday and said he will always cherish the support he has got from the West Indian throughout his career.”Happy Birthday @ivivianrichards. My batting hero. The support that I have received from you throughout my career is something that I shall always cherish,” Tendulkar tweeted.Happy Birthday @ivivianrichards. My batting hero. The support that I have recieved from you throughout my career is something that I shall always cherish. pic.twitter.com/9tpOk7U2MFSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 7, 2019Apart from Tendulkar, legendary West Indies bowler Courtney A Walsh also wished Vivian Richards on his birthday and tweeted, “Happy birthday to the one and only master blaster sir Viv. Have a great one capt.”Happy birthday to the one and only master blaster sir Viv have a great one capt @ivivianrichardsCourtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) March 7, 2019Curtly Ambrose also referred ro Viv Richards as his “skipper” and wished him on his birthday.advertisementHappy birthday @ivivianrichards have a great day skipperCurtly Ambrose (@ambrose_curtly) March 7, 2019Interesting, apart from having a great cricketing career, Sir Viv Richards also played international football for Antigua and represented them in the qualifying matches for the 1974 World Cup.Viv Richards also has a stadium named behind him in North Sound, Antigua.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 Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Sir Vivian Richards My batting hero: Sachin Tendulkar pays birthday tribute to Vivian RichardsSachin Tendulkar wished legendary batsman Sir Vivian Richards on his 67th birthday and said he would always cherish the support he has received from the West Indian.advertisement
Realme 3 Pro next sale today at 12pm: Price, specs and Flipkart offersThe Realme 3 Pro will go on sale once again in India at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. The flagship sports a Snapdragon 710 SoC, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and dual camera with a price starting at Rs 13,999.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 17:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Realme 3 Pro will go on sale once again in India today at 12pm on Flipkart.Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999.The Realme 3 Pro packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.The Realme 3 Pro (Review) will go on sale once again in India today. The latest flagship from the company will be up for grabs starting 12pm on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3 Pro has already seen a pretty strong response from fans as the company claimed it sold over 1,70,000 units during the first sale. The Realme 3 touts a Snapdragon 710 chipset, dewdrop display, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and ColorOS 6, among other things.The Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, which is similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro will also be available in two more variants – 6GB + 64GB priced at Rs 15,999 and 6GB + 128GB at Rs 16,999. The flagship will be available in three colours: Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple and Carbon Grey.Launch offers on Flipkart for the Realme 3 Pro include No Cost EMI for 3 to 6 months and Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at discounted prices.Realme 3 Pro specificationsThe Realme 3 Pro succeeds last year’s Realme 2 Pro and offers an upgraded design and hardware. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU, which is a first in this segment. This is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for a dedicated microSD card up to 256GB.The Realme 3 Pro is also the first phone from the company to support VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The phone houses a 4,045mAh battery and ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The Realme 3 Pro sports a flagship-grade 16-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Up front, the device gets a 25-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.advertisementALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeGet 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 RealmeFollow Realme 3 Pro
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 23:49 IST Shikhar Dhawan with his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi (@SDhawan25 Photo)Shikhar Dhawan heaped rich praise on his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after the Afghanistan duo played the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Eliminator despite fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.Dhawan pointed out the difficulty of being on the field while fasting but said Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played effortlessly during the crunch match at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.Shikhar Dhawan had moved to Delhi Capitals from Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2019 and faced his former teammates in the Eliminator. DC went on to beat SRH by 2 wickets to knock the latter out and qualify for the Qualifier 2.Dhawan posed with Rashid and Nabi after the Eliminator and shared the photograph on social media.The Delhi Capitals opener wrote: “Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! (sic).”Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! pic.twitter.com/xoWeXmCqZuShikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 9, 2019Dhawan suffered a rare failure with the bat in Delhi Capitals’ chase of 163 but Rishabh Pant hit a 21-ball 49 to help the team win their first-ever playoffs match in the history of IPL.advertisementOn the other hand, Rashid Khan’s brilliant spell of 2 for 15 and Mohammad Nabi’s late cameo went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2019.Rashid Khan removed Colin Munro and Axar Patel in the same over (15th) to put some pressure on Delhi Capitals in their chase of 163. Despite losing a couple of wickets quickly towards the end, Delhi Capitals managed to go past the finish line.Dhawan will be expected to shoulder the burden of scoring runs at the top when Delhi Capitals face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday in Visakhapatnam for a place in their first-ever IPL final.Also Read | Women’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalAlso Read | TV aur kya! Shikhar Dhawan trolls Ajinkya Rahane in hilarious social media postAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Ramadan IPL 2019: Dhawan in awe of Rashid and Nabi as Afghan stars play while fastingDelhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan posed with his former teammates from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after their IPL 2019 Eliminator match in Visakhapatnam on Wednesdayadvertisement