a month agoNewcastle boss Bruce feels Carroll can help Joelinton settle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce feels Carroll can help Joelinton settleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce feels Andy Carroll can help Joelinton settle.Bruce was happy to have both on the pitch for their 1-1 draw with Brighton.He said, “On ‘Big Joe’, the burden of being a Newcastle United centre-forward is always going to be there and I think for any player who comes to the Premier League they need a bit of time, especially if you are young.”No disrespect to the Bundesliga or wherever they have come from, it is totally different to playing against three big centre-backs from Brighton who bashed him to bits.”It wasn’t until Andy Carroll came on where we could give him a bit of a hand but it was a bit of an eye-opener for him.”He learned from it, he is desperate to do well, so give them a bit of time and I think they will both flourish.” last_img read more

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23 days agoSuper agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Super agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fatiby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes is eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati.El Chiringuito says Mendes has approached the 16 year-old’s father to offer his services.For now, the player is in the hands of Rodrigo Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi, who took charge of Fati’s affairs earlier this year.Mendes hasn’t always had a good relationship with Barca, though he does have Blaugrana fullback Nelson Semedo on the books.Fati is in new contract talks with Barca after his exciting breakthrough, with his current deal running to 2022. last_img

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6 days agoBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethic

first_imgBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethicby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth captain Simon Francis has hailed the work ethic of manager Eddie Howe.Francis is one of those who have made the journey from League One with Howe.He told the Daily Express: “I did think I would love to be a coach and do it the way he manages.“But then I see the hours he puts in. I would never see the family. So I’m not so sure. I put in enough hours being a player!“It is very intense, the way Eddie works. Not everyone can do that. To get to his level with the success he has had because of the hours he puts in – it almost puts me off.“He is in at God knows what time in the morning, leaves well after the lads leave. You know why he puts in those hours – because he wants to be as successful as he can, and make us the best we can be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kovac: Bayern are the hunters

first_imgNiko Kovac said “hunters” Bayern Munich are desperate to chase Borussia Dortmund and seal the title after increasing the pressure on the Bundesliga leaders.German champions Bayern moved within three points of Dortmund following a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim as the Bundesliga returned on Friday.Leon Goretzka’s first-half double and Robert Lewandowski’s late sealer saw Bayern to their sixth successive league victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking afterwards, Bayern head coach Kovac said: “The first half was sensational. That was our ambition, that’s what we’re able to do.”The result is good, we got off to a good start to the second half of the season and increased the pressure.”We’re the hunters, we want to chase Dortmund. We want to chase and seal the championship title. The decisive thing is to be at the top at the end of the season.”In their first fixture of 2019, Bayern reigned supreme thanks to Goretzka’s maiden Bundesliga brace away.Goretzka struck in 12 first-half minutes to put Bayern in control before Hoffenheim – who were riding a 10-match unbeaten streak – reduced the deficit via Nico Schulz approaching the hour-mark.Bayern, though, made sure of the points when Lewandowski added a third goal with three minutes remaining.Leon #Goretzka scored the first #Bundesliga brace of his career tonightNew year, new Leon? pic.twitter.com/rbLlM2ElFN— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) January 18, 2019″Taken altogether we put in a good fight,” Goretzka said. “It was a superb performance in the first half. We were in control and deservedly took the lead.”The second half was a bit hectic but the game would have been over if we had rounded off a counter. This way Hoffenheim bounced back, we had to give it everything. We wanted to get off to a good start to the second half of the season, and it was important to turn in a good display.”And Goretzka echoed his manager’s opinion on the title race. “Our goal is to clinch the championship title. We were six points short after the first half of the season. We’re the hunters now.”last_img read more

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Ohio State Football Player Punished For Having Doubt In LeBron James, Cavs

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State buckeyes football helmet.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The state of Ohio will be cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight as they begin their NBA Finals run against the Golden State Warriors. Well, most of Ohio will be cheering on the Cavs.Not everyone is a believer in Cleveland, which made a somewhat surprising run to this year’s NBA Finals after getting down, 2-0, in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.One of those people who didn’t believe in the Cavs was Ohio State star running back J.K. Dobbins.He’s since been punished by the Buckeyes.Check it out:“accidentally said ‘i dont think the cavs can pull this off’ and my original locker was moved to Lebron james locker and i have my own section in the training room,” Dobbins tweeted.He included video of his new locker:? accidentally said “i dont think the cavs can pull this off” and my original locker was moved to Lebron james locker and i have my own section in the training room. ? pic.twitter.com/dWwAFYV1GN— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) May 31, 2018Well played, Buckeyes.The NBA Finals begin tonight at 9 p.m. E.T. It’ll be televised on ABC.last_img read more

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ESPN Ranks The Toughest Non-Conference Schedule In College Football

first_imgThe Pittsburgh Panthers football players gathered together.ANNAPOLIS, MD – DECEMBER 28: The Pittsburgh Panthers gather before the start of their game against the Navy Midshipmen in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Chris Low ranked today the toughest non-conference schedules in college football for the 2018 season. There are some brutally difficult ones.Whether or not it’s advantageous to play a tough non-conference schedule has become a big debate in the College Football Playoff era. Do you schedule tough to give yourself more chances for big wins or do you schedule easy to make it more likely that you win 11-plus games?One team that is going with the former: Pittsburgh.The Panthers, according to ESPN, have the toughest non-conference schedule in the country for 2018.From ESPN:1. Pittsburgh Sept. 1 vs. Albany, Sept. 8 vs. Penn State, Sept. 29 at UCF, Oct. 13 at Notre DameThe top spot was a no-brainer. The Panthers are the only Power 5 team to face three non-conference teams ranked in Mark Schlabach’s latest Way-Too-Early-Top 25, including No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 UCF on the road. The trips to South Bend and Orlando are part of a stretch that includes three road trips in four weeks for Pitt, which also travels to face ACC foe North Carolina on Sept. 22. That’s not to mention a home game with No. 13 Penn State the second week of the season.Good luck with that, Panthers.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

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Florida’s Dan Mullen Had An Embarrassing Twitter Mistake Today

first_imgUniversity of Florida Introduces Dan MullenGAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 27: Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks during an introductory press conference at the Bill Heavener football complex on November 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)If last week’s loss to Kentucky wasn’t embarrassing enough for Florida head coach Dan Mullen, then his bizarre tweet today will certainly do the trick.With the Gators hosting Colorado State later this afternoon, it appears someone hacked Mullen’s Twitter account. Well, at least it seems that way.This morning, Mullen’s account posted the message “This is not Dan number anymore,” which has the majority of the college football world confused.Not only does this tweet make zero sense, but it’s also weird to think that Mullen would be on Twitter before their matchup. Considering the fact that Florida is paying the Rams $2 million to play today, the Gators desperately need a bounce-back victory. Besides, starting off 1-2 would have heads rolling in Gator Nation.Of course, the rest of the Twitter universe had fun at Mullen’s expense.Dan Mullen lost to Kentucky and lost his twitter in the same week pic.twitter.com/7HgcalBQgs— Travis Haney (@travhaney) September 15, 2018It’s certainly a strange situation, but defeating Colorado State would help ease the tension in Tallahassee.Florida and Colorado State are set to kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET. The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli 2nd player after Ricky Ponting to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awards

first_imgVirat Kohli 2nd player after Ricky Ponting to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsVirat Kohli was the unanimous choice for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2018, with South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada finishing runner-up.advertisement Rohan Sen New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 13:40 IST Virat Kohli ended 2018 as the No.1 batsman in Tests and ODIs for the second year running (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is the only player to bag the top three ICC awards – Test, ODI and Cricketer of the YearKohli had finished 2018 as the highest scorer in Tests (1322) and ODIs (1202)The 30-year-old scored 2735 runs across all formats in the year with 11 hundredsThe legend of Virat Kohli keeps growing every year. In just over 10 years, the Indian captain has achieved so much success that it would take ages for upcoming or even some of the present cricketers to replicate.The 30-year-old added yet another feather to his cap on Tuesday when he bagged the top three honours at the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards, a feat which he achieved for the first time and became the first cricketer ever to do so.Kohli was named Cricketer of the year and won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time in succession, was named best Test player of the year and also ODI player of the year after his extraordinary batting form in 2018. Only former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has the won the award in two successive years.In 2017, Kohli had finished as the highest ODI scorer, collecting 1460 runs from 26 matches including six hundreds. He was also one of the leading scorers in Tests, accumulating 1059 runs from 10 matches including five hundreds.It is a clean sweep for @imVkohli at the #ICCAwards. Here’s the #TeamIndia captain reflecting on an outstanding 2018 and looking forward to an even better 2019Full video Link https://t.co/X6eRPmmrse pic.twitter.com/2tLBvmEhzKBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019Just as it seemed he couldn’t get any better, he went one step ahead and bettered his performance in 2018 as he finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.advertisementHe also became the third cricketer after former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to bag the Cricketer of the Year award twice, with Kohli getting in two years in succession.The ICC also announced the final XI of both teams which features three Indian players in the Test side while four have made the cut for the ODI team with Kohli named as captain of both sides.KING KOHLI’S DECADE OF DOMINANCECricketer of the decade!Virat Kohli for in all internationals:Most runs: 18681 (next best: 14825 H Amla)Highest ave: 56.60 (next best: 54.32 AB de Villiers)Most 100s: 63 (next best: 47 H Amla)Most 50s: 84 (next best: 74 J Root)Most 50+ scores: 147 (next best: 112 H Amla)Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 22, 2019In just the last decade, Kohli has left his competitors way behind. He was for long being chased by the likes of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers but the Delhi batsman in the last two years has been virtually untouchable thanks to the amount of runs he has scored all around the world and in every format.Kohli ended 2018 as the No.1 batsman in Tests and ODIs for the second year running.In the last decade Kohli has amassed a staggering 18681 international runs at an average of 56.60. The next best batsman on the list is Amla with 14,825 runs while de Villiers has the next best average of 54.32.Well & Truly, The KingICC Cricketer of the YearICC Test Player of the YearICC ODI Player of the Year #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/krtf1ucIPFBCCI (@BCCI) January 22, 2019During this period Kohli has smashed 63 international hundreds, again leading Amla who has scored 47. Joe Root trails him in the fifties list with 74 while Kohli has 84 in his kitty.No record is safe when Kohli comes out to bat these days as he demonstrated in the last year.Kohli scored 2735 runs across all formats in the year with 11 hundreds but he also became the first Asian captain to register Test wins in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.37 matches, 47 innings.2,735 runs at an average of 68.37.11 centuries, 9 fifties.What a year for @imvKohli! He wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2018!https://t.co/ROBg6RI4aQ#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/oeSClhcfJQICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019The Boxing Day Test win at the MCG gave Virat Kohli his 11th away Test win as captain in just 24 Tests and he went equal with Ganguly on the record, who had achieved 11 away Test wins in 28 Tests as captain.On top of that, Kohli became the first Indian captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Australia. India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series during their tour of India in 2016/17.But not just in whites, Kohli also dominated the run charts in ODIs. During the ODI series at home against the West Indies last year, he became only the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India and in the process, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach the milestone.advertisementKohli joined Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Kohli also scored more than 1000 runs in a calender for the sixth time in his career in 2018 after 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.Also Read | Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Flexible with ideas but focus on winning, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create historyFor 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 Virat KohliFollow India CaptainFollow ICC awardsFollow Cricketer Of The YearFollow Garfield Sobers Trophylast_img read more

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Holi 2019: Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’s Komolika aka Hina Khan is a vision in white

first_imgOther Galleries 15 images Fri, 18 Oct, 2019 Karwa Chauth 2019: Debina Bonnerjee to Divyanka Tripathi, how TV stars celebrated the day 11 images Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 team has a blast on The Kapil Sharma Show. See pics 10 images Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 Mohena Singh looks regal as she ties the knot with Suyesh Rawat 7 images Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 New bride Mohena Singh glows on mehendi day. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.Set As Featured: Set As Featured647x363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTelevisionTelevisionGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Television actress Hina Khan is gearing up for the Holi special episode in Kasautii Zingagii Kay 2. And her latest pictures are dripping with KomoSwag. Till now, we have seen her sporting itsy-bitsy cholis, but for the Holi sequence she chose a very trendy drape sari. Check out her look.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Thanks to her Bigg Boss 11’s glam look, the actress bagged the role of stylish and suave vamp Komolika in Kasauti Zindagi Kay reboot.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Recent buzz has it that Hina has bagged an international project, and will walk the Cannes red carpet too.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Fit and fab Hina Khan loves to play with camera. She has not just come a long way from her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s ideal bahu days, but also made a place for herself in the industry as a style icon. Her fans follow her social media accounts to stay updated about her.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Credit/Source: Instagram/ @realhinakhanCaption: Hina Khan will soon be making her Bollywood debut in a female centric movie with veteran actress Farida Jalal playing her grandmother.Syndication: SyndicationGallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Credit/Source: Credit to AllCredit Name: Instagram/ @realhinakhanTags: Hina khanKasautii Zindagii Kay 2Parth SamthaanErica FernandesSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Television actress Hina Khan is gearing up for the Holi special episode in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. And her latest pictures are dripping with KomoSwag. Till now, we have seen her sporting itsy-bitsy cholis, but for the Holi sequence she chose a very trendy drape sari. Check out her look.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c90cca7e864d1552993447_1481757_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 15:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Nzk2Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg3MTMiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY3OTYifQ==770×433:last_img read more

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