Crystal Palace boss Hodgson confident Zaha will find his best formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is confident Wilfried Zaha will find his best form soon.The 26-year-old winger was a target for both Arsenal and Everton during the summer and is reported to have handed in a late transfer request in the hope of pushing through a move.After resuming domestic action following a late return from the Africa Cup of Nations, Zaha has so far failed to open his account for the new season or provide any assists.Hodgson said: “Very few people in our teams have scored goals, we’ve only scored three so it is quite easy to remember who the goalscorers were.”As for assists it is only three possible assists, so it is probably a little unkind to start saying ‘you are not assisting enough or scoring enough.”I would say that we expect a lot more from Wilf in terms of assists and goals and I think that we are going to get it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Agent of Real Madrid midfielder Valverde: He can play with Pogbaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde can see him playing with Paul Pogba in the future.It’s been suggested Valverde’s emergence will see Real drop their interest in the Manchester United star.”Pogba is a fantastic player. In the future they can play together, but you have to be careful,” agent Gerardo Rabajda told Radio Marca.”The future is promising but Fede must keep his feet on the ground. He knows he got this chance but he has to stay calm and keep growing. He has proved on the pitch that he has status. He knows when to talk and when to be quiet. We are talking about a future Ballon d’Or winner.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Forget Ronaldo! Liverpool keeper Alisson biggest Messi nemesisby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has played down his great success against Barcelona.Alisson was voted goalkeeper of the year at the Best FIFA awards last month having helped Liverpool win the Champions League and Brazil the Copa America during the summer.On both occasions, the Reds shot-stopper came up against Messi in the semi-finals, facing Barcelona and Argentina. Alisson was also part of the Roma team that eliminated Barcelona from the Champions League the previous campaign.He told Mundo Deportivo: “The truth is that Messi played very well in the first leg in Barcelona (against Liverpool) and scored two goals, but in the return I managed to stop him in some important moments.”Messi is one of the best players in football history, but I don’t think only of duels with him. Both Barcelona and Argentina are two very good teams that have high quality players.”Luckily, in the last three matches I have been able to overcome him, but the merits are of the whole team: Roma, Liverpool and Brazil.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
We’re a little more than a day away from the 2015 Final Four. At 6:09 p.m. E.T. Saturday, Duke and Michigan State are set to tip off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Following that contest, at roughly 8:49 p.m. E.T., Kentucky and Wisconsin will play. Here’s the official game ball for the Final Four. It features the national championship trophy. Official game ball. Trophy embossed. pic.twitter.com/jJt9v0hq2i— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) April 3, 2015Which team will be throwing that ball into the air late Monday evening?The Final Four games will be televised on TBS.
ST LOUIS, MO – MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the second half against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Michigan State is playing its first game without player of the year candidate Denzel Valentine, and things could be going better. The Spartans lead Oakland 80-78, but the game has been a struggle. Tom Izzo has had an interesting night as well. He has loudly disagreed with a few calls, and at one point, actually had to be pulled away from one referee.Tom Izzo is about to loose his mind after Bryn Forbes got fouled then called for a technical. What did he do? Fist pump?— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilson247) December 23, 2015Tom Izzo restrained from the official. Oakland tech shots to tie here…— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) December 23, 2015Izzo for President! #POTUS #SpartanNation pic.twitter.com/RICr6tAax5— Dana (@DanaMonstah) December 23, 2015IZZO MAD pic.twitter.com/lxvJ5vDfNA— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) December 23, 2015There is less than a minute left in the game, which is live on ESPNU. We may have a great finish on our hands, involving the nation’s No. 1 team.
Alabama Football/InstagramAlabama is ready for football.Are you?You will be after watching the following hype video.The Crimson Tide released this, “Who is ready for some Alabama football?” hype video on Instagram.Check it out:Alabama, No. 1 in both the preseason polls, opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Vimeo/Frank MartinMark Richt is a bit upset after the All-ACC teams were announced on Monday afternoon.The All-ACC teams were announced on Monday, and there were few surprises on the list. Lamar Jackson was named All-ACC First Team at quarterback. Dalvin Cook and James Conner were the league’s top two running backs. Mike Williams, Amba Etta-Tawo and Ryan Switzer got the nods at wide receiver. You can check out the entire list over at CBS Sports, if interested. But Miami head coach Mark Richt is upset with how it all shook out on the other side of the ball.Richt, noting that Miami’s defense is among the best in the country, was upset that just one of his players – cornerback Corn Elder – made All-ACC Second Team. He clearly thinks the Hurricanes’ defense, which is ranked 14th in the country in terms of points per game, deserved more.It is hard for me to believe that we have one of the best defenses in America and only can get one guy as a second team all ACC performer.— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) November 28, 2016All in all, Miami had three representatives in the two teams. Elder and punter Justin Vogel made All-ACC Second Team Defense, while wide receiver Ahmmon Richards made All-ACC Second Team Offense.
Harry Maguire has what it takes to captain Manchester United after his impressive debut for the club, according to former centre-back Gary Pallister.United made Maguire, 26, the world’s most expensive defender when they signed him from Leicester in a £80 million ($97m) deal, breaking the record set by Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.The England international stood out in the United back line as they started the Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Current and former Red Devils stars have sung the defender’s praises since the victory at Old Trafford, including coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho and Jonny Evans.And Pallister is the latest to hail Maguire’s immediate impact, saying he expects him to be wearing the captain’s armband before long.”[Maguire] is not afraid to put his head in where it hurts, he wins his tackles, he’s a big lad, a big unit and he has that presence that you need to be a captain and he leads by example,” Pallister, who spent nine years as a United player, told American Gambler. “I’m not 100% sure if he’d be a screaming and shouting captain, but you can have all different types of captains. You can have a Tony Adams or a John Terry who shout and scream, or you can have an [Eric] Cantona who doesn’t shout and scream but just leads by example on the pitch. I don’t know which category he falls into, but he looks a figure of authority within the side and I could definitely see him becoming United captain in the future.”The four-time Premier League winner added: “I think Maguire is such a dominant centre half, he does the basics really well and also has the ability to bring the ball out and help create things.”Considering the kind of fee that he came in for and the pressure that he’s under because of that fee, the way he played was huge bonus for United.”Everyone is expecting Maguire to be like Van Dijk, and whether he can play that role or not will have to wait to be seen. He’s made a good start, we know that he’s a quality player and we’re looking for those leadership qualities in that side, which I think have been lacking; hopefully Harry can provide that.”He can head it, he can chest it, and he does all of the basics well. He’s got aggression but he’s also got that calmness and doesn’t panic when he’s given the ball in tight situations, and we all know how comfortable he is on the ball from watching Leicester and England.”It’s early days but he brought calmness to the back four, but he’s only finding his feet within a team that he’s only played one game for. He’s only going to get better, and the same for Wan Bissaka; he’s only played one game but already his tackling, his spirit and his speed excites the fans.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, an unconfirmed internet rumor that Notre Dame starting quarterback Ian Book was going to be suspended sent Fighting Irish fans into a frenzy. It would obviously be a huge blow.Book was rumored to be guilty of some type of academic impropriety that would result in his being suspended. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like it is actually happening, at least right now.First, One Foot Down, the Notre Dame SB Nation blog, refuted the rumor. Now, two veteran beat writers are doing the same.Tim Prister of Irish Illustrated said Book is “fine” as it relates to his standing with the football team. Prister adds there is no valid source to confirm or deny the rumor.Communication w/ #NotreDame football source says Ian Book is “fine” as it relates to continued, normal participation w/ football team. No valid source to confirm or deny speculation of academic issue. Subscribe to Irish Illustrated.— Irish Illustrated (@timprister) October 9, 2018Pete Sampson of The Athletic also seemed to downplay any of the Book murmurings.A note on journalism on Twitter.1. I read my mentions.2. I’m not going to respond to questions on rumors.3. I will look into them.4. And if there’s something to report, I’ll report it after checking with multiple sources.5. If there’s nothing to report, I won’t.6. See #5— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) October 9, 2018Since taking over for Brandon Wimbush in Week 4, Book has played exceptionally well. For the season, he’s completed 77-of-105 passes for 887 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.Notre Dame is ranked fifth in the country and will take on Pitt at home on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET.
ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight is predicting several ranked teams to go down in games this weekend.The computer model, which outlines season-long and game-by-game predictions, has four top 25 teams falling this Saturday.These four top 25 teams:No. 24 Michigan State vs. No. 6 MichiganNo. 16 NC State at No. 3 ClemsonNo. 22 Mississippi State at No. 5 LSUNo. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington StateThree of these four losses are probably expected.The No. 12 Oregon to No. 25 Washington State loss, though, would shake up the Pac-12 race quite a bit. Everyone is really high on the Ducks coming off this past weekend’s win over Washington.What are your picks for Saturday?
TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 27: Jordan Williams #59 of the Clemson Tigers sacks Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles in the third quarter of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. Clemson won 59-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season is behind us. There are only two Saturdays left in the regular season.As he does each week, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd has revealed his personal top 25. He dropped his new set earlier today.Dodd’s top 10 is virtually unchanged, but beyond that there are some adjustments from last week.Here is Dodd’s full top 25:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameMichiganGeorgiaOklahomaWashington StateWest VirginiaLSUUCFOhio StateUtah StateSyracuseTexasFloridaWashingtonCincinnatiIowa StateUtahKentuckyUABBoise StateArmyFresno StateBoston CollegeAs you can see, Dodd’s own rankings are a little different than the AP and Coaches polls.You can see his full analysis and top 25 breakdown here.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys November 24, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops strongly denied meeting with Auburn as a possible replacement for head coach Gus Malzahn.Stoops, who’s been retired for a couple of seasons, was linked to the potential Auburn opening on Monday evening. Football Scoop reported that people from Auburn had met with Stoops and an Alabama reporter confirmed that a meeting took place.The former Oklahoma head coach then strongly denied this.“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it,” Stoops told USA TODAY.Bob Stoops emphatically denies to @usatodaysports reports Auburn representatives have reached out (or will):“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it.” pic.twitter.com/DkhHRZcGOg— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) November 27, 2018An Alabama reporter, Josh Moon, had new details on the Stoops-Auburn report later in the evening.“Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach,” he reports.Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach.— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 27, 2018Of course, this all could just be untrue – coaching rumors surface every season – but Stoops wouldn’t be the first coach to strongly deny something only for it to end up being true later.Stay tuned.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)College football’s transfer market has been busy over the past few weeks. The action kicked off with former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announcing his plans to transfer to Ohio State to play for the Buckeyes in 2019.Since then, Jalen Hurts, Tate Martell and Brandon Wimbush have all announced their transfer destinations – Oklahoma, Miami, and UCF respectively.Now, another former top quarterback recruit is on the move. Former four-star quarterback recruit Cameron Rising announced his plans to leave Texas after the 2018 season came to a close and now he’s found his new program.Rising is headed to the Pac-12 to join the Utah Utes. He announced the news on Twitter.“‘I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.’ Go Utes!” Rising said on Twitter Thursday night.“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Go Utes! pic.twitter.com/HRu18tDZCQ— Cameron Rising (@crising7) January 17, 2019247Sports had Rising rated as a four-star prospect coming out of high school in 2018. He was the No. 11 rated Pro-Style quarterback in the class, and the No. 33 prospect from the state of California.If Rising had remained at Texas, he likely would have played backup to Sam Ehlinger for two years. By transferring to Utah, Rising has a path to the starting job by 2020 after Tyler Huntley finishes his senior year.
ABCIt would be hard for things to begin much worse than this for Nebraska. Ohio State is up 14-0 early, with both the offense and defense clicking. A Jeff Okudah interception might define the early part of this game for both sides.Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez thought he was close to getting the Huskers on the board. He delivered a strike to Jaevon McQuitty.The pass was a little high, went off McQuitty’s hand, and fell into Okudah’s lap. The Buckeye defensive back was basically laying on the ground, but came up with his second interception from insider Ohio State’s five yard line.The impressive highlight, via Big Ten Network: Jeffrey Okudah: Laid back dude. 🤙The @OhioStateDB gets pick No. 2 of the evening from the turf: pic.twitter.com/cDQaCNl8qC— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 29, 2019Okudah also picked off Martinez to end Nebraska’s first drive. That turnover led to Ohio State’s first touchdown of the day, a 15 yard run by quarterback Justin Fields.Jeff Okudah has been an impressive player throughout his time at Ohio State, and is a potential first round pick. He finally got off the interception schneid, picking off his first career pass against Miami (OH) last week. He was a solid contributor for Ohio State in 2017 and 2018, but hadn’t yet found his way to an interception.Now, during the first half in Lincoln, that number is up to three.Martinez is just 2-of-5 for 10 yards with the two picks, and has another 10 yards on the ground. Fields is 6-for-7 for 81 yards and a touchdown through the air, and has 32 yards and a score on the ground.Nebraska will need the quarterback battle to get much, much closer to get back into this one.
From Manoj Bajpayee to Gautam Gambhir: Complete list of all 113 Padma awardeesThis year’s list includes the likes of actor Kader Khan, who recently passed away after a prolonged illness, actor Manoj Bajpayee, cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan, who was until recently wrongfully accused of espionage. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 07:54 IST Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Bajpayee are among the 113 who have been awarded with the Padma awards this year.HIGHLIGHTSA total of 113 names have been announced for the Padma awardsActors Kader Khan, Manoj Bajpayee have been awarded the Padma awards this yearAmong sports personalities, Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Chhetri will be receiving these civilian honoursThe Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday announced the 113 names who have been awarded the prestigious Padma awards that are divided in three categories, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.Cutting across the fields of social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, the awards will be handed out to a host of eminent personalities who have made immense contributions in their respective fields.The awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day.This year’s list includes the likes of actor Kader Khan, who recently passed away after a prolonged illness, actor Manoj Bajpayee, cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan, who was until recently wrongfully accused of espionage.Here’s the complete list of 113 awardees:Padma VibhushanBalwant Moreshwar Purandare in art/acting category from MaharashtraAnilkumar Manibhai Naik in trade and industry category from MaharashtraIsmail Omar Guelleh (foreigner) in public affairs category from DjiboutiTeejan Bai in art/vocals category from ChhattisgarhPadma Bhushan John Chambers (foreigner) in trade/technology category from USASukhdev Singh Dhindsa in public affairs category from PunjabPravin Gordhan (foreigner) in public affairs from South AfricaMahashay Dharam Pal Gulati in trade/ food processing category from DelhiDarshan Lal Jain in social work category from HaryanaAshok Laxmanrao Kukade in Medicine/affordable healthcare category from MaharashtraKariya Munda in public affairs category from JharkhandBudhaditya Mukherjee in art/music category from West BengalMohanlal Viswanathan Nair in art/acting/films from KeralaS Nambi Narayan in science/engineering category from KeralaKuldip Nayar (Posthumous) in literature/journalism category from DelhiBachendri Pal in sports/mountaineering category from UttarakhandV K Shunglu in civil service category from DelhiHukumdev Narayan Yadav in public affairs category from BiharadvertisementPadma ShriRajeshwar Acharya in art-vocal-Hindustani category from Uttar PradeshBangaru Adigalar in spiritualism category from Tamil NaduIllias Ali in medicine-surgery category from AssamManoj Bajpayee in art-acting-films category from MaharashtraUddhab Kumar Bharali in science & engineering-grassroots innovation category from AssamOmesh Kumar Bharti in medicine-rabies category from Himachal PradeshPritam Bhartwan in art-vocals-folk category from UttarakhandJyoti Bhatt in art-painting category from GujaratDilip Chakravarty in archaeology category from DelhiMammen Chandy in medicine-hematology category from West BengalSwapan Chaudhuri in art-music-tabla category from West BengalKanwal Singh Chauhan in agriculture category from HaryanaSunil Chhetri in sports-football category from TelanganaDinyar Contractor in art-acting-theatre category from MaharashtraMuktaben Pankajkumar Dagli in social work-divyang welfare category from GujaratBabulal Dahiya in agriculture category from Madhya PradeshThanga Darlong in art-music-flute category from TripuraPrabhu Deva in art-dance category from KarnatakaRajkumari Devi in agriculture category from BiharBhagirathi Devi in public affairs category from BiharBaldev Singh Dhillon in science & engineering-agriculture category from PunjabHarika Dronavalli in sports-chess category from Andhra PradeshGodawari Dutta in art-painting category from BiharGautam Gambhir in sports-cricket category from DelhiDraupadi Ghimiray in social work-divyang welfare category from SikkimRohini Godbole in science & engineering-nuclear category from KarnatakaSandeep Guleria in medicine-surgery category from DelhiPratap Singh Hardia in medicine-ophthmology category from Madhya PradeshBulu Imam in social work-culture category from JharkhandFriederike Irina (Foreigner) in social work-animal welfare category from GermanyJoravarsinh Jadav in art-dance folk category from GujaratS Jaishankar in civil service category from DelhiNarsingh Dev Jamwal in literature & education category from Jammu & KashmirFayaz Ahmad Jan in art-craft-papier mache category from Jammu & KashmirK G Jayan in art-music-bhakti category from KeralaSubhash Kak (Foreigner) in science & engineering-technology category from USASharath Kamal in sports-table tennis category from Tamil NaduRajani Kant in social work category from Uttar PradeshSudam Kate in medicine-sickle cell category from MaharashtraWaman Kendre in art-acting-theatre category from MaharashtraKader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) in art-acting-films category from CanadaAbdul Gafur Khatri in art-painting category from GujaratRavindra Kolhe (Duo)* in medicine-affordable healthcare category from MaharashtraSmita Kolhe (Duo)* in medicine-affordable healthcare category from MaharashtraBombayla Devi Laishram in sports-archery category from ManipurKailash Madbaiya in literature & education category from Madhya PradeshRamesh Babaji Maharaj in social work-animal welfare category from Uttar PradeshVallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya in agriculture category from GujaratGita Mehta (Foreigner) in literature & education category from USAShadab Mohammad in medicine-dentistry category from Uttar PradeshK K Muhammed in archaeology category from KeralaShyama Prasad Mukherjee in medicine-affordable healthcare category from JharkhandDaitari Naik in social work category from OdishaShankar Mahadevan Narayan in art-vocals-films category from MaharashtraShantanu Narayen (Foreigner) in trade & industry-technology from USANartaki Natraj in art-dance-Bharatnatyam category from Tamil NaduTsering Norboo in medicine-surgery category from Jammu & KashmirAnup Ranjan Pandey in art-music category from ChhattisgarhVenkateswara Rao Yadlapalli in agriculture category from Andhra PradeshHiralal Yadav in arts/vocals/folk category from Uttar PradeshSwami Vishudhananda in spiritualism category from KeralaRam Saran Verma in agriculture category from Uttar PradeshRamaswami Venkataswami in medicine/surgery category from Tamil NaduBharat Bhushan Tyagi in agriculture category from Uttar PradeshJamuna Tudu in social work/environment category from JharkhandSaalumarada Thimmaakka in social work/environment category from KarnatakaRajeev Tharanath in art/music category from KarnatakaAjay Thakur in sports/kabaddi category from Himachal PradeshDevendra Swarup (Posthumous) in literature/journalism category from Uttar PradeshSharada Srinivasan in archaeology category from KarnatakaAnandan Sivamani in art/music category from Tamil NaduJyoti Kumar Sinha in social work category from BiharSultan Singh in animal husbandry category from HaryanaPrashanti Singh in sports/basketball category from Uttar PradeshNarendra Singh in animal husbandry category from HaryanaBrijesh Kumar Shukla in literature/education category from Uttar PradeshMohammad Hanif Khan Shastri in literature/education categoryMahesh Sharma in social work category from Madhya PradeshShabbir Sayyad in social work/animal welfare category from MaharashtraSirivennela Seetharama Sastry in art/lyrics category from TelanganaNagindas Sanghavi in literature/journalism category from MaharashtraMilena Salvini (foreigner) in art/dance category from FranceAnup Sah in art/photography category from UttarakhandDevarapalli Prakash Rao in social work/affordable education from OdishaR V Ramani in medicine/ophthalmology category from Tamil NaduJagat Ram in medicine/ophthalmology category from ChandigarhBajrang Punia in sports/wrestling category from HaryanaKamala Pujhari in agriculture category from OdishaTao Porchon-Lynch (foreigner) in yoga category from USAMadurai Chinna Pillai in social work/microfinance from Tamil NaduHarvinder Singh Phoolka in public affairs category from PunjabHukumchand Patidar in agriculture category from RajasthanBimal Patel in architecture category from GujaratGanpatbhai Patel (foreigner) in literature/education category from USAJagdish Prasad Parikh in agriculture category from RajasthanadvertisementAlso Read | Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna, PM Modi heaps praisesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Italian side Pro Piacenza kicked out of Serie C after 20-0 lossItalian side Pro Piacenza fielded their physio and six teenagers against Cuneo in Serie C on Sunday and ended up losing the match by a mssive margin of 20-0.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk PiedmontFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 09:50 IST Serie C: Pro Piacenza, who played with just seven players, lost 20-0 to Cuneo.HIGHLIGHTSGoverning body of Serie C Lega Pro announced Pro Piacenza’s exclusion from the third-tier leaguePro Piacenza has financial problems and haven’t paid its players or staffItalian football federation president Gabriele Gravina had said this match would be “the last farce”The third-tier Italian football team Pro Piacenza has been thrown out of Serie C after losing a match to Cuneo 20-0 on Sunday. The governing body of Serie C Lega Pro announced the exclusion of the team on Monday.Pro Piacenza are facing severe financial problems and have not even paid their players and staff. On Sunday, they desperately needed to field a team for the match against Cuneo or they would have been expelled from the division, after having forfeited three matches already.It seems that happened anyway.The team turned up at Cuneo with just seven players, the minimum number required. They were all between 16 and 19 years old, with captain Nicola Cirigliano listed as the coach, and one of the players forgot his identity card, so the masseur was forced to play.Cuneo led 16-0 at halftime of the match, which Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said would be “the last farce.””What happened at Cuneo with Pro Piacenza is an insult to the sport and its founding principles,” Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said.”Our responsibility is to protect the fans … and the credibility of our championships,” Gravina said, adding that the game “which we just witnessed, against our will, will be the last farce.”Cuneo captain Fabiano Santacroce, who used to play for Napoli and Parma, was not amused with the events that took place on Sunday.”Today was a mockery of a match. There were kids, staff members… maybe a physio. This is the result,” the defender told RMC Sport.advertisement”As captain, before the match, I spoke with the guys and said to them not to mock the opposition. But they made us play in a game in these conditions and we played it, simply doing what we had to.”To be honest after half an hour I didn’t feel like taking part any more, it was a massacre.”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 Serie CFollow Pro PiacenzaFollow CuneoFollow Italian football
Kane Williamson to miss New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test due to muscle injuryKane Williamson suffered a left pectoral muscle injury while fielding in the second Test in Wellington.advertisement Reuters WellingtonMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 08:46 IST Kane Williamson had suffered a left pectoral muscle injury (Reuters Photo)New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the third Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch by injury and will be replaced in the side by debutant Will Young.Williamson suffered a left pectoral muscle injury while fielding in the second Test in Wellington, which New Zealand won by 12 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final match which starts on Saturday.”Kane is obviously a really important player for us and with the nature of the injury we couldn’t be sure he wouldn’t aggravate it,” said coach Gary Stead in a news release.”He’s improving every day and will continue his rehabilitation as planned. Will has been waiting in the wings for a while now and he’ll get a great opportunity batting at number three in a settled line-up.”There was better news about wicketkeeper BJ Watling, who passed a fitness Test on a hamstring strain on Friday and will play at Hagley Oval.Pace bowler Tim Southee will captain the side for the first time in Williamson’s absence.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand vs BangladeshFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Will Young
Nokia 8.1 selling for as low as Rs 21,999 in May, makes it best time to buy the phoneBoth the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the Nokia 8.1 are seeing big discounts in India for the next few days, making it the best time to buy the Android One phone. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 17:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant is selling for as low as Rs 21,999.The discount is available via Nokia’s online store until May 13 and via offline retail stores till May 18.The Nokia 8.1 is an Android One phone that packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset.The Nokia 8.1 (Review) is available at its lowest price this month in India thanks to some big discounts as part of the “Nokia Mobile Fan Festival, May 2019.” Until May 13, the Nokia 8.1 will be available for as low as Rs 21,999 via the Nokia online store. Similar discounts will be available via offline retail stores until May 18. Both the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the Nokia 8.1 are seeing big discounts for the next few days, making it the best time to buy the Android One phone.The Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant is actually priced at Rs 26,999, while the 6GB RAM version is generally available for Rs 29,999. During the next few days, you can avail massive discounts on the two variants on the Nokia online store. To avail the offer, you have to use the promo code “FAN6000” to get a Rs 6,000 discount on the Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant, and “FAN4000” to get a Rs 4,000 off on the Nokia 8.1 6GB RAM option. This offer is valid until May 13, 2019 for online purchase.You can also buy the Nokia 8.1 offline via retail stores where the 4GB RAM version will be available with Rs 5,000 off and the 6GB RAM option will sell at Rs 3,000 cheaper than their actual price. The retail store offer will be valid until May 18.Nokia 8.1 specificationsThe Nokia 8.1 is HMD’s premium mid-range smartphone that touts a premium glass and metal design in Blue and Iron colours. It is an Android One device that ships with stock Android Pie and is powered by a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 710 chipset. It sports a 6.18-inch display with a FHD+ (2246×1080) resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio and up to 500 nits of brightness.advertisementThe Nokia 8.1 houses a 3,500mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. It sports a dual camera setup with Zeiss optics. The system includes a 12MP primary sensor with 1.4 micron pixel, f/1.8 aperture, OIS support and 2 PD and a 13MP fixed-focus sensor. On the front, the Nokia 8.1 gets a 20MP selfie camera.Should you buy the Nokia 8.1?First launched in December, the Nokia 8.1 is very much a relevant smartphone even today. The wide, iPhone-like notch might not be as attractive in a time of waterdrop notches, but if you can ignore this, the Nokia 8.1 offers a lot of attractive features, especially at its discounted price.The Nokia 8.1 is one of the most elegant and premium-looking devices you’ll find in this segment thanks to its glass design, chamfered aluminium frame with silver accents all around. It also offers a vivid and sharp PureDisplay screen and a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset that runs smoothly even while playing graphic intensive games.The cameras are decent in most lighting conditions, but they aren’t spectacular in low-light. But what really makes the Nokia 8.1 attractive is its stock Android Pie software. Not only is it up-to-date on Android security patches, but it is guaranteed to receive Android Q and Android R updates in the future. It is also one of a handful of phones to support the latest Android Q Beta update.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-poweredGet 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 nokiaFollow Nokia 8.1
Next Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 teaser: Amitabh Bachchan inspires you to fight for your dreams. WatchKaun Banega Crorepati 11 teaser: The latest teaser of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 unveils the campaign of the season as Amitabh Bachchan urges fans to stand by their dreams.advertisement India Today Web Desk July 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 10:57 IST Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: The show unveil its campaign teaser.Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 is all set to return in August this year. Before the official promo, Sony TV has released the teaser unveiling the show’s campaign for the year–Vishwas hai to us par khade raho, ade rao.In the promo, a girl’s family is selecting a groom for her, when she says–Main family nahi, family business sambhalna chahti hoon. Her decision is met with strong opposition from the family, but she does not stop chasing her dreams and ends up becoming a successful entrepreneur and youth icon. By setting an example, she not only wins over the world, but also her family. She is then shown on hot seat with Amitabh Bachchan who says the moral of the story is–Vishwas hai to us par khade raho, ade rao (if you believe in your dreams, then you should not stop chasing them).Here we unveil our this year’s #KBC2019 campaign ??????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ???? ??? #????Raho’ with @SrBachchan and @niteshtiwari22. #KaunBanegaCrorePati, jald aa raha hai, sirf Sony par. pic.twitter.com/mVKaJeOQ4s— Sony TV (@SonyTV) July 10, 2019Big B recently shot for another promo for the show in Lucknow which will be out soon. The megastar shot for it while juggling his schedule for Shoojit Sircar’s film Gulabo Sitabo. Although Big B was originally supposed to shoot for the final promo of the quiz-based show in Film City, Mumbai, but couldn’t due to his film commitments. According to reports, the promo will have a light-hearted concept that will see Big B along with a Lucknow-based contestant and several locals.advertisementBig B to get a makeoverMakers are all set to experiment with Amitabh Bachchan’s wardrobe this time. “Though he will be wearing classic striped and checkered suits, the superstar will experiment with his ties. He will be seen sporting the triple knotted looks, which include the Eldredge, trinity and the cape knot,” a source told Mid Day.Kaun Banega Crorepati will premiere in August and according to reports, Sony TV’s Ladies Special will go off air to make way for the quiz show.According to a report on an entertainment portal, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 will air on its regular time at 9 pm. Channel has decided to pull the plug on Ladies Special that airs at 9.30 pm as the show failed to rake in ratings. However, Patiala Babes that airs at 9 pm will be given a different time slot. The show is working well and people are loving the mother-daughter duo on the show.Also read | Amitabh Bachchan shoots for Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 promo in Lucknow, to get makeoverAlso read | Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 to premiere in August, to replace this TV showAlso read | Excited Amitabh Bachchan starts prepping for Kaun Banega Crorepati 11Get 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
England spinner Moeen Ali to take a break from cricket: Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman”Mo is spending a little time away from the middle, recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” said Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 20:28 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019: England spinner Moeen Ali (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland spinner Moeen Ali was dropped after a poor performance in the opening test in EdgbastonLeft arm spinner Jack Leach has been named in the squad in his place for the test at Lord’sMoeen Ali has played 60 test matches since making his debut in 2014 with 181 wickets to his nameEngland’s Moeen Ali is taking a break from cricket to “recharge his batteries” after he was dropped from the Ashes squad ahead of the second test against Australia, Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman said on Tuesday.Ali was dropped after a poor performance in the opening test in Edgbaston where he picked up only three wickets in two innings (1-42 and 2-130) and did not score more than four runs.Left arm spinner Jack Leach has been named in the squad in his place for the test at Lord’s.”Mo is spending a little time away from the middle, recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” Gidman said in a statement https://www.wccc.co.uk/news/moeen-recharging-and-practicing-ahead-of-county-return.”He has had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes.”Mo loves playing for Worcestershire and he gives a lift to everyone in the dressing room when he comes back and plays for us. We look forward to when he returns soon.”Ali, who was part of England’s triumphant squad that won the 50-over World Cup on home soil last month, has played 60 test matches since making his debut in 2014 with 181 wickets to his name.Also Read | Steve Smith in league of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers: Chris RogersAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Moeen AliFollow Ashes 2019Follow AshesFollow Eng vs AUS