About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City face rap over knuckles from Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City face a rap over the knuckles for their Premier League media conference this week.The Times says City could be in hot water for rearranging their Friday press conference for Saturday afternoon.Premier League rules state that for matches played on a Sunday clubs must hold press conferences by Friday at 1.30pm, but City have delayed theirs by a day.City must now provide an adequate reason for delaying their press conference.
West Ham boss Pellegrini still keen on Medelby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini remains keen on Gary Medel.The Mirror says former Cardiff midfielder Medel could be heading back to England.Reports in Turkey say West Ham have held talks with Besiktas over the Chilean.The Hammers are reportedly ready to make an £8m bid.And Besiktas are prepared to sell as they seek to balance the books this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Zidane wants Mendy as Real Madrid first-choiceby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is eager for Ferland Mendy to establish himself.The France left-back was signed this summer from Lyon and is battling Marcelo for a place in Zidane’s starting XI.And Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed: “Mendy is a player that I think is the great success of the signings. “The idea that Zidane has is that he is the starting left side, the first-choice in all the lineups.”Physically, he is out-of-the-box and he is going to be a star in Madrid. He (Zidane) likes him better than Marcelo right now.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say WOW! Vidal delivers home truths to Barcelona pal Dembeleby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArturo Vidal insists Barcelona must keep hold of Ousmane Dembele.Despite his problems off the pitch, Vidal says the France attacker has world class potential.He told L’Equipe: “Above all, Ousmane is a footballer with a crazy talent. When he reaches maturity, he will be an important player for Barça and the France team. “But, clearly, he needs to mature. To listen to his body, to be better prepared to avoid injuries. In football, if you want to be the best, you have to get up, eat and go to bed thinking football. And then, do not rest on your achievements. “Football evolves so fast, you have to constantly innovate, discover other ways to surprise the opponent, be curious … You can not bet everything on your talent. I think Ousmane will realise at some point that he has to do more.”
O.J. Howard VideoVideos of athletes going unrecognized when taking to the street and interviewing unsuspecting fans are always a good watch. This clip featuring Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is no different. Howard speaks with a slew of seemingly clueless Crimson Tide fans who have no idea who they’ve been approached by. Howard even asks one of them which tight end on the roster he thinks will stand out most next year and the fan cites TY Flournoy-Smith, Howard’s back-up. Howard hauled in 17 passes for 260 yards and no touchdowns in 2014. A gifted athlete, he should be a bigger factor in Alabama’s offensive attack this fall as a junior. If that happens, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to sneak up on any more fans.
Mohammed Al-Musallami guaranteed Oman’s place in the last 16 of the Asian Cup with a last-gasp goal sealing a 3-1 victory over Group F rivals Turkmenistan.The two teams appeared set to be eliminated with the scores locked at 1-1 after 83 minutes at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, but Muhsen Al Ghassani and Al-Musallami got the goals they needed to advance as one of the best third-placed teams.Oman took the lead in the 20th minute through a sensational free-kick from Ahmed Al Mahaijri, but Altymyrat Annadurdyyev drew Turkmenistan level before half-time. 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? After the Gulf Cup champions missed out on a penalty for a handball by Mekan Saparov, Al Ghassani put them ahead in the 84th minute and Al-Musallami headed home nine minutes later to complete a huge victory.When you qualify to the #AsianCup2019 RO16 with a stoppage time goal!Congratulations to @OmanFA pic.twitter.com/gVMozBRCeP— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 17, 2019There was nothing the Turkmenistan goalkeeper Mamed Orazmuhamedov could do to stop Oman moving ahead through Al Mahaijri’s 25-yard free-kick that flew into the top-left corner.Annaguliyev Guychmyrat fired a glorious chance over when he was somehow not deemed offside, while Serdar Geldiyev had the ball in the net only for play to be pulled back for a perceived foul by Mekan Saparov on keeper Faiyz Al Rusheidi.Turkmenistan got an equaliser in the 41st minute as a deflected pass fell kindly for Annadurdyyev, who drilled beyond Al Rusheidi at his near post.Oman were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty when Saparov handled the ball in the area and Orazmuhamedov pawed the deflection off the line, while Khalid Al-Hajri had a goal-bound shot blocked from the resultant corner.Pim Verbeek’s team ramped up the pressure and got their rewards when Al Ghassani turned home from Al Mahaijri’s cutback six minutes from time.And there were scenes of jubilation when Al-Musallami headed Salaah Al-Yahyaei’s corner into the bottom-right corner to send Oman through to the knockouts for the first time in their history.
Twitter/@ChrisFischer07Derwin James injury update: the Florida State safety now has a timetable for his return from a torn meniscus.The Seminoles star went down during FSU’s win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. While there was no torn ACL, or other significant damage to his left knee, as some feared at the time, he will be out for a good chunk of the season as he rehabs from surgery to fix the torn meniscus.During a press conference today, head coach Jimbo Fisher said that his star safety will be out at least 5-7 weeks.Jimbo Fisher said the had to sew Derwin James’s knee cartilage. Saved all cartilage, but will take longer to heal. At least 5-7 weeks.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 13, 2016The timing is rough for the Seminoles, who head to Louisville for a match-up with red-hot Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson. The sophomore has played himself into early Heisman talks with 13 touchdowns through two games, blowout wins over Charlotte and Syracuse.James has a monster freshman season in 2015, racking up 91 tackles (9.5 TFL), 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups, two fumbles forced, and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the Freshman All-American team by multiple publications, and was an All-American Honorable Mention per CBS Sports.After this weekend’s trip to Louisville, Florida State has games at USF, vs. North Carolina, at Miami, and vs. Wake Forest. Based on the Derwin James injury timeline, he could return for FSU’s huge October 29 game vs. Clemson, which would be a big boost for the ‘Noles defense.
Manchester United legends Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin believe Manchester City will be ‘catchable’ next season, singling out the loss of captain Vincent Kompany as a potential weak spot. Pep Guardiola’s side edged out Liverpool for the Premier League title last season, with the Red Devils meanwhile finishing sixth – 32 points shy of their cross-city rivals. City could now claim the league for a third straight time this coming season, but Robson suggested the loss of a leader like Kompany could see them struggle for direction. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “There’s always a chance of catching a team that’s just won the league,” Robson told Goal.”It depends on City with how they replace Kompany because he’ll be a big miss for them, he was a real leader in the dressing room. It also depends how you start the season, if you start it off really well you can be confident “City have definitely got the ability to go win the league again but they’re definitely catchable as well.”Kompany, who has been with City since 2008, departed the club at the end of the season to become player-manager at Anderlecht. The 33-year-old has left some big shoes to fill according to Irwin, who is all too aware of the gap that separated the two Manchester clubs last season. “City have been fantastic the past couple of seasons and Kompany is a big figure for them, so losing someone like that with his strength in the dressing room will be a big loss,” Irwin told Goal.”But they’ll still be a hard side to beat and there was a large points gap between ourselves and them last year so it’s up to us to rise up to the challenge and start the season really well.”After missing out on Champions League qualification, Robson also stressed a top-four finish is a must for Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side next season. The Red Devils are currently without a recognised club captain after the departure of Antonio Valencia with Robson confident Solskjaer will make the right choice. “Only Ole can decide that, he’s inside the camp everyday and sees who can influence the players on the training ground and on the pitch,” he said. “I think once he gets to know the players a little bit more he’ll make his decision on who he wants to be club captain.”
ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)A torn ACL is a brutal blow for any athlete. It is especially tough to see when it occurs during a player’s senior season.Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic star Ronnie Hickman has suffered just such a fate. The Ohio State commit is done for the year after tearing his ACL last weekend.Hickman was injured in DePaul’s win over Hudson Catholic last week. He sat out the Spartans’ 59-28 loss to Don Bosco Prep on Friday.Hickman finishes his career with 71 tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Offensively, he hauled in 70 catches for 1,418 receiving yards and scored 22 total touchdowns.The No. 11 safety recruit in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Hickman has been committed to Ohio State since April.He was a onetime Rutgers lacrosse commit earlier in his high school career.Bad news for @dpfootball: Two-way star and @OhioStateFB commit Ronnie Hickman’s senior season is over after tearing his ACL #NJFootball @Buckeye_Nation @Buckeyes @OhioStateRivals https://t.co/mqysGk5Ko3— Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoobHS) October 21, 2018Hickman getting hurt now means he likely won’t be fully healthy for training camp at Ohio State next summer. That will leave him a little behind in terms of development.We’d imagine the Buckeyes will keep Hickman on scholarship and wait for him to heal. He’s a talented player and it is common practice for schools to stick with recruits who suffer serious injuries.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)While the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish try to continue their perfect season this weekend, the prestigious program received important news pertaining to its future.This Saturday, the Fighting Irish will play against Navy from Qualcomm Stadium. In 2020, these two teams will find themselves playing in an entirely different country.College football is returning to Ireland in two years, as Notre Dame and Navy will play in Dublin.Irish prime minister confirms Notre Dame vs Navy will return to Ireland on August 29, 2020; will be the first of the five-game series to run between 2020 and 2024 (participants in the other 4 TBD): https://t.co/QQX8IVJQjk ???— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 25, 2018In addition, four other matchups are expected to be announced in the future that will also take place at Aviva Stadium, but they haven’t been confirmed yet.Notre Dame’s focus is most likely on this season, as the road to the College Football Playoff is clear for Brian Kelly’s squad.However, it’s hard to ignore this magnificent news for Ireland and college football. Placing a five-game series across the world should develop more fans across the globe.As for the battle taking place this weekend between Notre Dame and Navy, the two sides have much to play for tomorrow night.
Friends are making fun of me: KL Rahul on catch celebration vs RajasthanKL Rahul shared with India Today in an exclusive interview that his friends have been making fun of his Shah Rukh Khan-esque celebration against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2019.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 12:57 IST KL Rahul took a brilliant catch to dismiss Steve Smith in Kings XI Punjab IPL 2019 opener vs Rajasthan Royals. (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul said his Shah Rukh Khan-esque celebration has become the butt of jokes in his friends circleRahul said white-ball cricket does not come naturally to himRahul said he is not taking the World Cup selection pressureKL Rahul revealed that his friends have been making fun of me for his celebration after he dismissed Steve Smith in Kings XI Punjab’s IPL 2019 opener against Rajasthan Royals. Rahul caught a blinder to send back Steve Smith, something that changed the complexion of the match.KXIP went on to win by 14 runs in a match that was marred by the Mankad controversy.Rahul revealed that his Shah Rukh Khan-esque celebration came because he couldn’t think of anything to do at that point in time.”Celebration, I just got stuck, I didn’t know what to do. Friends are making fun of me that what were you thinking, you’re Shah Rukh Khan or something?” Rahul told India Today.”Since Virat’s become the captain, he has stressed a lot on fitness and fielding. Lot of credit to how we field as the new Indian cricket team and we work really hard in the gym and nutrition and pay a lot of attention to that. For somebody like me who doesn’t bowl, it’s important to contribute in the field and I’ve worked hard on that, slip catching.”Rahul also shared how he had worked extremely hard on his white-ball cricket and that the format doesn’t come naturally to him.”I just feel I have been very luck with T20 cricket. Whenever I get opportunities at the top of the order, that’s the position I enjoy. I have had to work really hard at white-ball cricket. It doesn’t come naturally to me, I was a slow batsman, I worked hard on my game and fitness.advertisement”So it is very satisfying to see the kind of change I’ve have brought in my shorter-format game. I hope to keep improving and get that into Test cricket and ODIs as well, whenever I get the chance.”Rahul also said he was just trying to enjoy the IPL and not think about World Cup selection.”Worrying about it and thinking about it is not going to help me play, there’s already so much pressure. So I am just looking to enjoying the IPL.”Rahul also said the Koffee with Karan controversy hit him quite hard and he had started to doubt himself as a person. However, he added that it might have made him a stronger person though.Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended by BCCI and had to return home from Australia before the start of the ODI series after their sexist remarks on the TV show sparked a huge controversy.”Last two months have been very very tough for me. When it happened I had started to doubt myself as a person,” Rahul told India Today in an exclusive interview. “I was hated nationally and it was not easy. I always thought I was a good person and then I started to believe otherwise.””I couldn’t come out of home for I was not ready. Only played play station and all. I have become calmer and more mature as a result. It has taught me a lot and may be I have emerged stronger also,” he said.Rahul also admitted that coming out of the “shadow of Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers” from when he was at RCB has helped him become a better player and take more responsibility head on.”2018 was magical for me as far as IPL is concerned. With a really good and balanced team, this year also should be good. At RCB I was under the shadow of Virat and AB de Villiers and here I am the number one and that has helped.Also Read | With World Cup in mind, KL Rahul promises to be more disciplined in IPL 2019For 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 KL RahulFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Koffee with Karan controversyFollow Virat KohliFollow AB de Villiers
India, Pakistan, England, Australia: Ganguly predicts 2019 World Cup semifinalistsWhile maintaining that India are one of the title favourites, former captain Sourav Ganguly said the 2019 World Cup will be one of the most evenly contest quadrennial tournaments in the history of the sport.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 19:23 IST 2019 World Cup: India are one of the title favourites, says Sourav Ganguly (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMy pick for the four semifinalists spot would be India, Australia, England and Pakistan: GangulyIndia are one of the title-contenders of course: GangulySourav Ganguly also played down concerns over Kuldeep Yadav’s IPL formThe current Indian team’s strength makes them “favourites” going into any competition leave alone World Cup where they are sureshot semifinalists alongside Australia, England and Pakistan.The former India captain, who led the team to the 2003 World Cup finals expects that current round robin format will be one of the most “keenly contested” tournament.”My pick for the four semifinalists spot would be India, Australia, England and Pakistan. India are one of the title-contenders of course,” Ganguly told PTI in an interview.Ten teams will be competing in the ODI cricket’s quadrennial extravaganza in a round robin format where every team plays each other before the semifinals.”It’s going to be one of the most keenly contested World Cups. Indian team is so strong that in any tournament they will be favourites. This World Cup will probably be the best format. The best four teams will reach the semi-finals playing all the teams. There are no easy teams,” said Ganguly.Kuldeep Yadav’s four wickets in nine games is not something that will affect his performance in the World Cup.”He will get wickets in the World Cup, don’t worry. He’s a superb bowler,” Ganguly said without reading much into Kuldeep’s below-par show for KKR.The Prince of Kolkata is now playing a pivotal role in the turnaround of Delhi Capitals in search of an elusive IPL title.”I don’t see the challenges as tough, I just find a way to try and make it work. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. It’s a great honour to help these players and turn around a team which has not done well in the past,” the Delhi Capitals advisor said.advertisementDelhi Capitals are occupying second place behind Chennai Super Kings in the leaderboard as they need one win from three matches to seal their playoff berth.”Delhi is a mixture of youth and experience. I can only advice so the credit should go to players who actually execute it.”The team has two legends at the helm with Ganguly working alongside his former Aussie counterpart Ricky Ponting who is the head coach of the franchise.”We are great friends for a long period of time. I was the runners-up in the (2003) World Cup which he had won. He has great experience. It’s been a pleasure working with him. The way he adjusts to player’s needs is a remarkable experience. He’s a fantastic coach,” Ganguly said showering praise on Ponting.Also Read | Dale Steyn’s injury leaves Cricket South Africa worried ahead of 2019 World CupAlso Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: List of Players in all 10 teamsAlso 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 Sourav GangulyFollow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow PakistanFollow AustraliaFollow EnglandFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019
Varun Singh New DelhiMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 13:50 IST Tata Altroz will be based on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture.HIGHLIGHTSTata Altroz launch has been scheduled for mid-2019.The new premium hatchback will get a 1.2-litre petrol engine.Altroz will showcase the Impact 2.0 Design Language.Tata Motors is all set to enter the premium hatchback segment with Altroz. The upcoming Tata Altroz was unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, along with several other products like Tata Altroz EV, the seven-seater SUV Tata Buzzard, Tata Buzzard Sport and Tata H2X Concept.We have already seen the production-spec Tata Altroz. Now, some more pictures of the upcoming premium hatchback have surfaced online, revealing the rear portion of Altroz. Tata Altroz will get LED tail-lamps. (Image Courtesy: Team-BHP)The pictures, posted by Team-BHP, make it very clear that the rear-end of the production-ready Altroz will be similar to what we saw at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. There are LED tail-lamps and a rear wiper. The upcoming hatchback also gets electrically adjustable piano black ORVM. Tata Altroz will come with electrically adjustable piano black ORVM. (Image Courtesy: Team-BHP)Tata Altroz will rival against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza, which will be launched in India on June 6, 2019. Tata Altroz launch has been scheduled for mid-2019.The premium hatchback will be the second vehicle from Tata Motors after the recently-launched Tata Harrier to showcase the Impact 2.0 Design Language. It will be based on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture.Expectations are that Tata Altroz will be priced in India between Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The hatchback will get a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 102 hp and 140 Nm of torque. For other engine-related details, we will have to wait until the official announcement. However, there might be a 1.5-litre diesel motor.advertisementTata Altroz gets features like a bold grille, dual slim headlamps and sporty alloy wheels. The cabin gets a cockpit-like theme. Also present will be a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system.In February 2019, Tata Motors had officially named the 45X Concept as Altroz after a seabird known as Albatross. The 45X Concept was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue receives over 17,000 bookingsALSO READ | Top 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and moreALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi holds Varanasi roadshow in stylish Land Rover Range Rover Vogue: Know all about this SUVGet 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 Tata AltrozFollow Tata Altroz launchFollow Tata Altroz priceFollow Tata Altroz featuresFollow Altroz Next Tata Altroz spotted without any disguise ahead of launch later this yearUpcoming Tata Altroz will rival against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza, which will be launched in India on June 6, 2019.advertisement
Press Trust of India KolkataAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 21:48 IST This was ATK’s first victory in the Durand Cup. (ISL File Photo)HIGHLIGHTSATK rode on Hitesh Sharma’s early strike to pip Mohammedan Sporting by a solitary goalMohun Bagan, who lead group B table with six points, face Indian Navy (one point) in their last group fixtureThe result also meant that 16-time champions Mohun Bagan sealed a semifinal berth from the groupFormer Indian Super League champions ATK rode on Hitesh Sharma’s early strike to pip Mohammedan Sporting by a solitary goal in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup at the Saltlake Stadium here on Friday.The result also meant that 16-time champions Mohun Bagan sealed a semifinal berth from the group with a match in hand.Mohun Bagan, who lead group B table with six points, face Indian Navy (one point) in their last group fixture on Saturday.Sharma set the pace with his second-minute goal after the match began half an hour late because of heavy downpour.Three minutes later, Mohammedan had a chance to equalise but a Vanlalbiaa Chhangte’s shot from Kouassi’s beautiful through ball hit the crossbar.Credit should also be given to ATK’s goalkeeper Avilash Paul who stood tall under the bar with a couple of fine saves to deny their Kolkata rivals any chance of a comeback.Mohammedan Sporting got two quick chances in the 47th minute but Paul held steady to clear the first attempt before Prabir Das made a beautiful goal line save.Mohammedan Sporting squandered a chance to equalise in the 78th minute when Firoj Ali’s powerful shot sailed high over the cross-bar.This was the two-time ISL champions’ first victory in the tournament, but it came only in their last group B league outing as they bowed with four points from three matches.Mohammedan Sporting, who had hammered Indian Navy 6-2 six days back, also finished with three points from as many matches.advertisementEarlier, former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC were leading 1-0 against I-League debutants TRAU FC when the match was called off in the 15th minute because of heavy lightning and thundershowers at the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah.N Joysana Singh gave Chennaiyin FC the lead in the eighth minute after RC Aimol set it up with a measured pass from the right flank.The group D match will resume from 10am on Saturday.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 Durand CupFollow Atletico de Kolkata FCFollow Mohammedan Sporting Durand Cup: ATK pip Mohammedan Sporting as Mohun Bagan seal semifinal spotThis was the Atletico de Kolkata’s first victory in the tournament, but it came only in their last group B league outing as they bowed with four points from three matches.advertisement Next
Honor Band 5 review: Attractive display, good fitness tracking to keep you up and runningHonor Band 5 is an affordable fitness tracker that comes with a colourful AMOLED display and some helpful fitness tracking features. But should you wait for the Mi Band 4? Read our review to know more.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 09:16 IST 8/10Honor Band 5 offers an attractive coloured AMOLED display and some good fitness tracking to keep you going.HIGHLIGHTSHonor Band 5 price in India is set at Rs 2,599.It offers a vibrant AMOLED display with colourful watch faces.Honor Band 5 also offer a week-long battery life.As affordable fitness bands go, the Honor Band 5 is definitely one of the better ones out there in the market right now. At Rs 2,599, the Honor Band 5 offers a vibrant AMOLED display, some attractive watch faces and just about enough fitness tracking features to motivate you into leading a healthy lifestyle.The Honor Band 5 looks like a value offering when you consider the competition. For now, It goes up against the Mi Band 3 and Galaxy Fit e, which are a little more affordable, but may not offer the same features that the Honor’s fitness band does. But how will the Honor Band 5 fare against the upcoming Mi Band 4? Read our Honor Band 5 review to find out whether this is the best affordable fitness band out there.Honor Band 5 DesignThe Honor Band 5 hasn’t changed much from its predecessor when it comes to the design. It sports a similar 0.95-inch AMOLED full colour display as the Honor Band 4. The entire face of the fitness band gets a 2.5D glass protection on top. The rest of the body is plastic, which is lightweight and makes it easy to wear it all day and to bed.On most days, you’re likely to forget you’re even wearing the fitness tracker. It is small and comfortable enough to wear it while you’re sleeping as well, which is good because the Honor Band 5 also comes with sleep tracking. The Honor Band 5 has a very narrow design, which may look really small on big wrists. The rubber straps offer striped patterns on the surface and plenty of holes to make sure the fitness tracker fits to your wrist. The straps itself feel like cheap plastic rather than rubber, giving a rather flimsy look.advertisementYou can buy the Honor Band 5 in three strap colours – Coral Pink, Meteorite Black and Midnight Navy. The unit I received was in black, which is a discreet colour to go offer if you don’t want to draw a lot of attention.Honor Band 5 DisplayThe Honor Band 5’s main attraction is its coloured AMOLED full colour display, which is quite unique to find in this segment, at least for now. The Mi Band 3 and Galaxy Fit e both offer monochrome displays, which makes the Honor Band 5 look even better. That being said, Xiaomi will soon launch the Mi Band 4 in India which brings a coloured AMOLED display as well, so it will be interesting to compare the two fitness bands then.The coloured AMOLED display on the Honor Band 5 looks fantastic with vivid and attractive colours on the tiny 0.95-inch screen. It makes the display look lively and appealing. Honor has also given some colourful watchfaces that come preloaded. In addition to the watchfaces, icons for Messages, Settings, Workout and Heart rate in the menu carousel are also coloured. The Honor Band 5 in India only offer 8 preloaded watch faces and nothing more. Honor has a new watch face store, but it is unfortunately not available in India just yet.The display offers good brightness indoors, but you will struggle reading it under direct sunlight. Texts look sharp pretty much throughout the UI, except for notifications which appears in a small and contracted font, which can be a little hard to read. This is a small display, so you won’t be able to read messages in their entirety.Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracking Performance and How to PairPairing the Honor Band 5 is fairly easy if you own an Android or iOS device. You will need to download the Huawei Health app from the respective app store before anything else. On opening the app, you can choose the Honor Band 5 in the list of supported devices. This will then search for the fitness tracker, after which you can begin the pairing process.The Honor Band 5 comes with 9 workout modes that includes outdoor run, indoor cycle, rower and pool swim. The last exercise mode also means the Honor Band 5 is water resistant up to 50 meters. It isn’t an exhaustive list of workouts, but it covers the essentials. I tried out the indoor run and swimming modes on most days and found them to be pretty accurate, give or take a few errors. In the Swim mode, you can set some targets like the number of laps you want to complete or duration of the swim or the number of calories you want to burn. Similarly, in the Indoor Running mode, you can set a target distance, duration or calories. Each mode will track your heart rate, calories burnt and distance covered in real time. The 9 workout modes should be enough to meet your basic exercising goals.advertisementThe Honor Band 5 also comes with real time sleep tracking and continuous heart rate monitoring, which can be enabled via the Huawei Health apps. Doing so will reduce the battery life of the fitness tracker, but you shouldn’t worry about that because the battery life of the Honor Band 5 is terrific.With Huawei TruSleep enabled, the fitness band will monitor your sleep quality and breathing patterns. In will analyse your sleep pattern and can diagnose 6 types of sleeping problems as well as provide personalised suggestions. You will get a comprehensive overview of your sleep pattern in the Health app. It will provide stats regarding your sleep, which is dividing into deep, light, REM, awake and naps. It’s hard to tell whether these divisions are accurate, but the band is pretty accurate when it comes to tracking when you sleep and when you wake up.Honor Band 5 BatteryThe Honor Band 5 has a solid week-long battery life with both sleep tracking and continuous heart rate monitoring enabled. You won’t have to worry about charging the device too often. In fact, you will often forget about checking the battery life on the Honor Band 5 over the course of a week as it is quite reliable and consistent. If you disable the real-time tracking features, the Honor Band 5 can last up to 14 days, according to Honor, which is impressive for a fitness tracker that offers a coloured AMOLED display. You get a tiny charger in the box on which you’ll need to clamp the Band 5. Charging the fitness band from zero to 100 percent takes about an hour.Should you buy the Honor Band 5?The Honor Band 5 is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable fitness tracker. The biggest reason to buy this over say a Mi Band 3 or Galaxy Fit e would be the full colour AMOLED display, which it’s biggest appeal. It’s a fitness band that you would like to look at every time you want to see the time or keep track of your activity level.The band offers a decent number of popular workouts that should keep you satisfied. It comes with some attractive watch faces, but it misses out on the watch face store in India. That being said, you may want to wait until Xioami brings its Mi Band 4 to India later this month as it also features a coloured AMOLED display and is expected to launch at a similar affordable price point.Honor Band 5 review8/10ProsAttractive AMOLED displayAccurate fitness trackingColourful watch facesGood battery lifeConsDesign feels cheapPoor outdoor visibilityLacks watch face app store in IndiaGet 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! 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Next Struggled to hold back my tears when MS Dhoni got out in World Cup semi-final: Yuzvendra Chahal | Full Mind Rocks CoverageIndia Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2019: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said he wants to win a World Cup with India and the team’s focus is on doing well in the upcoming T20 World Cups in 2020 and 2021.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 22:56 IST Yuzvendra Chahal spoke about his World Cup dreams at India Today Mind Rocks on Saturday (Yasir Iqbal Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYuzvendra Chahal’s maiden World Cup campaign ended in heartbreakKnew our World Cup dream was over when Mahi bhai got out: ChahalWant to win at least one World Cup with India: ChahalIndia’s leading leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said the World Cup 2019 semi-final defeat was difficult to digest and that he struggled to hide his emotions when MS Dhoni got out in a tense chase against New Zealand in Old Trafford.Yuzvendra Chahal walked into bat after MS Dhoni fell in the 49th over of a 240-run chase against New Zealand in the rain-affected semi-final. Dhoni was looking set to pull off a miracle after a 116-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja that took India from 92 for 6 to 208 for 7.India Today Mind Rocks 2019: Full CoverageHowever, MS Dhoni, India’s last recognized batsman, was run out on 50 and the hopes of reaching the final came crashing down.Chahal said he tried to control his tears when he walked out to bat. India were bowled out for 221 after Chahal was dismissed for 5. New Zealand sealed the final berth with 18-run win.Speaking at Speaking at the 10th edition of India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit in New Delhi, Chahal said: “It was my 1st World Cup and when Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) got out and I was going in (to bat), I was trying to hold back my tears. It was so depressing.”We played so well for 9 games but suddenly we were going out of the tournament. Rain wasn’t in our hands and so it won’t be right to say anything (about the interruption). It was the first time that we really wanted to go back to the hotel as soon as possible from the ground.”advertisementIndia topped the league-stage table with 7 wins in 9 matches but the semi-final defeat came after a horror show from India’s top order. Chasing 240, India were reduced to 5 for 3 after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were dismissed for 1 each.India middle-order too failed after they resumed the match on the reserve day due to rain interruption. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja came up with a valiant effort but it wasn’t enough to help the team past the finish line.Yuzvendra Chahal has played only 1 ODI — in West Indies since the World Cup and the leg-spinner along with his wrist-spin partner have been kept away from the T20I set-up as the team management is looking to add to the bench strength in the lead up to next year’s T20 World Cup.Chahal had missed the T20I series against West Indies and was also not part of the T20I squad for the series against South Africa at home.Want to win at least 1 World Cup with India: Yuzvendra ChahalWith the team management looking at adding to the batting depth by picking up spinners of the likes of Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal believes competition for a spot in the T20I squad is only a positive thing.”Your job is to perform. when we (Kuldeep and me) came we poerformed really well. After IPL, our bench strength has got pretty strong too. Now if the team management is trying good talent, it is good that you know that there is competition and you have to work harder. You can’t stay away from cricket,” Chahal added.Yuzvendra Chahal also stressed he would want to be part of a World Cup-winning squad and his focus is on preparing well for the upcoming T20 World Cups in 2020 and 2021.”I want to continue for 5-6 years. I want to win at least one World Cup. I think the way we have been playing and how our team is shaping up currently, its a positive sign. We won in New Zealand, Australia and West Indies and if we win the T20 World Cup next year, all the noise will die down,” Chahal said.Also Read | Told my father I would quit chess after representing India: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso See: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 Yuzvendra ChahalFollow MS DhoniFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Mind Rocks 2019
The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn We are huge fans of prints here at The Manual. Who doesn’t love a great plaid blazer or go-to striped shirt? With the weather getting colder and holidays on the horizon, we’ve been experimenting with our layers, mixing some of our favorite prints for a look that really catches the eye. But there are some DOs and DON’Ts to print on print you should know about before trying it at home. Check out our handy guide below to get the look right and have your most handsome season yet.DO mind a color scheme. Just like you would with any element of a great outfit, color matching is key. If you dressed in an orange and blue plaid shirt under a red and purple striped blazer, you’re obviously going to look crazy. For example, even though the dark blue of this Club Monaco Slim-Fit Dot Dress Shirt is deeper than the cool hue of the Striped Lambswool Maison Kitsuné sweater, they are similar enough to complement each other when paired together. Plus, we love the dot stripe combination because it’s youthful and not too serious.DON’T mix more than two different prints. So you want to add a little extra style to your look by wearing more than two patterned pieces at once. Awesome, but make sure you stick to no more than two prints. For example, if you want to get playful with your tie (we love the classically preppy Vineyard Vines Whale print) keep your shirt and socks traditional. A navy suit will pack a serious punch when paired with a classic checked shirt, checked socks (navy, please) and tie in your pattern of choice.DO use accessories to get the look. Take it from an expert, there’s nothing sexier than a great patterned suit on a man. It’s dapper, classic and will make the ladies flock faster than a sample sale. Adding a scarf or pocket square to the look will take it to the next level of stylish. The Bonobos Livingston Suit is a great starting canvas; add a rich teal pocket square from The Tie Bar, and you’ll really be swaggin.DON’T believe what you heard about plaids and stripes. Whoever said you can’t pair plaids with stripes was seriously so wrong (just like wearing white after Labor Day, we do what we want!). He or she probably had good intentions, but it all comes back around to the rules we spoke about here. Make sure they are similar in size because you don’t want a thick stripe with a teeny tiny plaid. Keep the color scheme complementary and you will be the most handsome man in the room.Header image via Dapper Lou When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Session Wines Are Your Best Easy-Drinking Buddies Editors’ Recommendations The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S.
Editors’ Recommendations 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Camouflage is one of those print trends that comes and goes throughout the years. It made a big appearance in the late 90s / early 2000s then disappeared for awhile, forcing seekers of the pattern to hit the Army Navy store instead of their go-to retailers. In case you weren’t aware, camo made a huge comeback in 2013. As we entered into the new year, we were wondering if the print would continue to make an appearance within the collections of our favorite brands or slowly disappear from fashion’s front lines. But our trip to the Capsule men’s trade show in NYC last month showed us that camo is here to stay, for this year at least. So if you’ve yet to add fashion fatigues to your wardrobe, not to worry – we rounded up some of the best camo clothing and accessories to kick your spring wardrobe off right.Mark McNairy Digi Camo Multi Pocket Button Down ShirtOne of out favorite American-made clothing labels, Mark McNairy, brings the camo trend to the digital age with this pixelated print, designed with more than enough pockets to stash all your necessities. $129, Mark McNairy New AmsterdamHerschel Supply Co Novel Duffle in Woodland CamoOne of Hershcel Supply Co’s most popular silhouettes, the Novel Duffle, has enough space for a weekend trip and beyond, featuring a shoe compartment to keep your kicks organized. $79.99, Herschel Supply CoAnonymous Ism Duckhunter Camo SocksStay stylish down to your feet with Tokyo brand Anonymous Ism’s super comfortable socks, just the thing to get you through the last month of winter weather. $24, UnisThe Hundreds Axel JacketCrafted from waxed cotton with a hidden hood in the collar, multiple pockets and waterproof zippers, this anorak from The Hundreds is perfect for facing the elements anytime of year. $129, The HundredsTOMS+ Camo Suede Ridge BotasNot only will you feel like you’re on top of the style game wearing these rich suede boots from TOMS, feel good knowing the brand still gives a pair of shoes to a child in need with each pair sold. $165, TOMSKomono Magnus Print Woodland Camo WatchBeing punctual is always in style, and even more so when you wear Komono’s Woodland Camo watch on your wrist. Because the time for new accessories is always our favorite time. $99.95, ZumiezG.H. Bass & Co. Camo WeejunsG.H. Bass took their classic Weejun loafer and gave it a modern update with a handsome leather and printed canvas design, the perfect shoe to take you from season to season this year. $59.99, G.H. Bass & Co. A Guide to Slivovitz, Eastern Europe’s Favorite Brandy Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling
12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Editors’ Recommendations This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuary Glenfiddich Grand Cru Makes a French Connection with 23-Year-Old Scotch Travel is all about perspective.Sometimes, seeing a place in a new way is like seeing it for the first time. These three U.S. destinations are no “hidden gems,” but seeing them differently — perhaps by a new mode of transport — can make them even more bucket-list-worthy.Rafting the Grand CanyonThe vast majority of visitors to the Grand Canyon are happy to pull to the side of the road, snap a handful of almost Instagram-worthy pics, and move along. But, the most fascinating way to experience this geological wonder is from the canyon floor. Companies like Arizona Raft Adventures offer guided tours of the entire 226-mile stretch of the Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek. Hardcore adventurers will appreciate their 14-day, all-paddle tours which require travelers to work their way down the river entirely under their own power. For the slightly less adventurous, their Classic Adventure tour offers a mix of paddle and motorized rafts.Related: The 3 Really, Really Cold Places You Need to TravelCruise Alaska’s Southwest PassageLarge cruise ships can take passengers almost anywhere these days. Almost. But to truly explore Alaska’s southwest passage requires a proper, small-ship cruise in a vessel narrow and nimble enough to navigate the region’s tricky marine geography. The fleet at Maple Leaf Adventures is designed to do just that. While the company’s itineraries are centered around British Columbia, its two Alaska-based offerings are worth a look. The Alaska Supervoyage takes visitors aboard a classic, 88-foot tugboat purposefully outfitted to explore the state’s coastal waters. The vessel can take passengers up close with tidal glaciers to watch massive blocks of ice fall into the ocean below. Its small size also allows for navigating to remote, protected creeks where grizzlies often feed. Beyond the onboard hot tub, there are few “traditional” luxury amenities, as most guests take advantage of the daily hiking, kayaking, fishing, and hot-springs opportunities.Track Wolves in Yellowstone National ParkThe easy accessibility of Yellowstone National Park has made it a de facto stop for families embarking on their own Great American Road Trip. But, well beyond Old Faithful and the parking lots full of apartment-sized RVs, there are “hidden” sides to the park that few visitors ever see. Natural Habitat Adventures’ Ultimate Wolf & Wildlife Safari is designed to take small groups of nature-loving travelers to the park’s most off-the-beaten-path spots. Highlights of the 7-day journey include: joining research scientists to track wolves in the Lamar Valley — a remote area that’s the best in the world for spotting the elusive creatures — and trekking the National Elk Refuge by sleigh to search for elk and bison against a backdrop of the Grand Tetons.
New opportunities include expanded regional events, formalized regional networking groups and Boot Camp 2.0.Onboard Norwegian Getaway (October 1, 2015) – Today, Nexion®, the travel industry’s premier host agency, announced new educational and business development offerings that will enable members across the country to further expand and grow their businesses while connecting with fellow Nexion agents. Building off of the tremendous success of its initial NEX-Door regional events launched this year, Nexion will convene six regional sessions in 2016, called Nexion on the Road. Each event is expanding to two days to correspond with ship inspections or area activities with some of our supplier partners. In conjunction with the expanded professional development opportunities offered through Nexion on the Road, Nexion is adding to its networking resources even more with a new, formalized local networking group program, known as Nexion Networks. Nexion will also launch Boot Camp 2.0 in early 2016 as a follow-up, online session for agents who attend the popular, three-day professional development program in Irving, TX. Boot Camp 2.0 will help attendees unpack what they learn and apply it to their business through a collaborative and interactive virtual learning environment. “Nexion only succeeds if our member agents do. Thus, we strive to find new and better ways to help them increase their sales and profitability,” said Nexion President Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE. “Businessdevelopment and education are a major priority, so we plan to offer more opportunities to network, learn and share best practices that will provide our members with multiple opportunities to grow their businesses. Our goal with Nexion on the Road, Nexion Networks and Boot Camp 2.0 is to strengthen our agents’ networks by offering frequent collaboration with colleagues, supplier partners and Nexion staff.” The NEX-Door events were launched earlier this year and delivered targeted networking and professional development opportunities to Nexion members throughout the country. In 2016, the events will continue under a new name, Nexion on the Road, with host cities including: Seattle, Detroit, Boston, New York City, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C. There will continue to be a full day of networking andtargeted education, plus the 2016 Nexion on the Road events will include opportunities for attendees toexperience the host city as a tourist destination in conjunction with the local convention and visitors bureaus. Nexion will also partner with various cruise lines, in four cities, to offer ship inspections and dedicated training specific to the host cruise line.“The 2015 NEX-Door events were received with such enthusiasm that we wanted to expand on them for next year and offer members a more experiential opportunity in conjunction with the training and networking,” stated Nexion Vice President of Sales and Marketing Cris De Souza. “To be able to learn more about popular destinations and cruise lines will help our members sell these opportunities to clients with confidence and first-hand expertise.”Nexion will also be launching regional member networking groups around the country called Nexion Networks. Locations for the Nexion Networks were decided based on where Nexion has large concentrations of agents as well as results from a survey of Nexion members around the United States. Members in those cities will work together to form their Nexion Network, and the appointed leader of each chapter will work with Nexion staff to develop the Nexion Network. “The networking opportunities and personal connections from creating a regional Nexion Network will help members collaborate more frequently with the purpose of growing their businesses,” added De Souza.“We are also NEXcited to mark our 20th anniversary with an additional component to our always popular and highly successful Boot Camp program,” says De Souza. “The 2.0 version of Boot Camp is intended for Nexion members who’ve just completed the initial in-person Boot Camp training. Boot Camp 2.0 will offer an online, professional development platform where participants will make commitments for developing their business, with Nexion staff providing support and helping them meet goals by using Nexion’s various programs and tools.”Travel professionals interested in learning more about Nexion’s business development and educationalopportunities, or how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email email@example.com. Nexion, LLCAs branch of Tzell Travel Group (a Travel Leaders Group company), Nexion® is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited host agency, which has been an industry pioneer since 1995. Celebrating its 20th year as the travel industry’s premier and most trusted host agency, Nexion is home to U.S.-based travel professionals of all experience levels who are ready for a more-fulfilling level of achievement. Through its five pillars of success, Nexion provides ticketing, operations, fulfillment support and marketing services, allowing members to focus on selling travel in order to reach their full earning potential.