About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender Maguire: Atmosphere can help us beat Man Cityby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Harry Maguire believes that his side must take advantage of being at home in the Carabao Cup.They are facing off against Manchester City in the quarter finals of the competition, with the game in Leicester on Tuesday.While they have lost the last two league games, Maguire is still confident Leicester can turn up for a one off cup game.”Whenever you lose a game you are always looking for the next one and thankfully it is only in a couple of days,” he said to Leicestershire Live.”We’ll prepare for Tuesday, another big game in the quarter final of the cup.”Hopefully it will be packed out at the King Power Stadium and the atmosphere is buzzing. Hopefully we can put on a performance and produce a result that warrants it.”
Tottenham will activate Alderweireld clause confirms Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur will activate Toby Alderweireld’s one-year extension clause in his current contract.Alderweireld was set to become a free agent at the end of the season. The decision also means Spurs have activated a clause that states the Belgian international can leave for £25m this summer.Teams must lodge their bid 14 or more days before the end of the summer 2019 transfer window in order to buy Alderweireld at that price, should he not agree to a new contract beforehand.Pochettino said of triggering the 29-year-old’s clause: “Yes, for sure. It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”The Belgian was a target for Manchester United in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace striker Sorloth on his way to AA Gentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is on his way to AA Gent.Sorloth, reports VG, will join Gent on-loan – which will extend into next season.Jess Thorup, the Gent coach, is driving the deal having worked with the Norway striker at FC Midtjylland.He is leaving just as Palace wrap up a loan deal for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.Sorloth has managed just one goal for Palace. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CHAPEL HILL, NC – MARCH 07: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devil drives between defenders Brice Johnson #11, Marcus Paige #5 and Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Duke stars Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow seem like locks to be lottery picks on June 25, when the 2015 NBA Draft rolls around. Point guard Tyus Jones has a great shot at being a first round pick. Senior guard Quinn Cook? He was vital to Duke’s success this season, but his NBA potential is a little less clear. Well, at least to those who didn’t play with him on the 2015 national championship team.Basketball Insiders‘ Alex Kennedy wrote a great piece on Cook’s NBA prospects, and spoke to Okafor, who had nothing but praise for his former teammate..@JahlilOkafor praised @QCook323 and said he’d love to play with Quinn again. Full article: http://t.co/1lRWwrBv01 pic.twitter.com/p4ZfERqzrL— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 17, 2015Cook is ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the draft by Draft Express, but the site’s mock draft doesn’t have him being selected. While the other three Blue Devils all look like safe bets to be drafted, we imagine Duke fans would like nothing more than to see Cook land with a team. If that team winds up being Okafor’s? They’d probably sell a bunch of gear in North Carolina.[Basketball Insiders]
Jim Harbaugh Michael Jordan StoryEarlier this month, Michigan announced that it would become the first Nike school to sport the Jordan brand logo on its uniforms, instead of the company’s traditional Swoosh. Apparently, Michael Jordan himself even called Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh to talk about the deal. It turns out Harbaugh initially didn’t believe he was talking to the former NBA superstar.Thursday, Harbaugh, during his press conference ahead of the team’s opener against Utah, made it clear that at first, he couldn’t believe it was actually Jordan on the other line. Check out his reaction:Michael Jordan called @CoachJim4UM. His reaction to learning it was the Greatest of All Time? That’s right here! http://t.co/VVSlwn0Oe5— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 27, 2015Michigan will remain with adidas until the 2016 season, but it’s clear that the Wolverines and their fans are pumped for a new era in 2016.
Ohio State’s 62-3 rout of Nebraska got off to a good start thanks to a pick-6 from Damon Webb.The junior safety stepped in front of a Tommy Armstrong pass and took it back 36 yards for the touchdown to put OSU up 7-0 in the first two minutes.According to Webb’s mom, ESPN analyst and former Buckeye Kirk Herbstreit predicted (requested?) her son’s TD.When @KirkHerbstreit tells your husband before the game that @DameWebb need to get him a pick 6 tonight and he gets one. ??#HerbstreitEffect— Stephanie Webb (@ProfessorSWebb) November 6, 2016The OSU defense was dominant last night, holding Nebraska to only three points and 204 yards of total offense.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers honor deceased player Sam Foltz with a banner before the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska produced an amazing tribute video for the late Sam Foltz on Senior Day.This past summer, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was killed in a car crash that also claimed the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. This season, a number of schools have found thoughtful ways to pay tribute to Foltz’s memory – often by giving the Cornhuskers signed jerseys in his honor. But Saturday, it was Nebraska’s turn to show its appreciation.Nebraska produced a tribute video in honor of Foltz ahead of what would have been his final game in a Cornhuskers uniform. Here’s his Senior Day video, which was played at the stadium:There’s one senior who couldn’t be here today, even though we know he’s watching out for us.#ForeverTwoSeven pic.twitter.com/gKvwpSwazH— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 19, 2016It’s certainly been an emotional season for Nebraska and its fans. The Cornhuskers will look to move to 9-2 with a win over Maryland on Saturday.
Twitter/@devonhunter11Devon Hunter, a four-star safety out of Virginia, will announce his commitment on Christmas Eve.Some families like to open one Christmas gift on Christmas Eve, to kick off the holiday early. One of five college football programs will be getting a new safety on December 24, as Devon Hunter has chosen to make that his commitment date.I will be announcing my commitment on Christmas Eve ??‼️— Devon Hunter (@devonhunter11) November 23, 2016Hunter is choosing between Alabama, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina, and his home state Virginia Tech Hokies.Final Five ?thanks to @Hayesfawcett3 for the edit ? pic.twitter.com/NDkqLZJmiy— Devon Hunter (@devonhunter11) October 31, 2016He cut down his list to that five back in October. He was also considering Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Tennessee earlier in his recruitment.247Sports’ composite rankings have Hunter at No. 43 overall in the nation. He’s the No. 4 safety in the class of 2017, and the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia. The 247Sports crystal ball prognosticators have Virginia Tech as a heavy favorite to win out for Hunter next month, but with programs like Alabama and Florida in the mix, it will be pretty competitive recruitment.
Prolific Netherlands forward Luuk de Jong has signed for Sevilla in a deal to take the PSV Eindhoven star to La Liga on a four-year deal, with the striker adding that he feels “in the best form” of his career.The 28-year-old, who had previous spells with Borussia Monchengladbach and Newcastle, has established himself as one of the leading lights of the Eredivisie since returning to the league in 2014.He brings to a close a half-decade spell with Mark van Bommel’s side, having won three league titles and finished last season as the division’s top scorer. 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 De Jong joins the Spanish club, who appointed former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui as their new coach last month, as they look to continue to push for honours following a sixth-place finish in 2018-19.Speaking to their official website , the Dutchman expressed his delight at having the chance to push for silverware, adding that he considers himself to be at the peak of his powers.”I’m very happy to have this incredible opportunity,” he stated. “It’s a great step for me. I hope I can be important for the club and enjoy it here.”I’ve seen many matches in La Liga and I know of Sevilla’s European achievements which are incredible. For me, after five years at PSV, this is a big step. But this is a great club in an incredible competition, in an incredible league.”Looking back over my career, I think I am in the best form [I have ever been] right now. I’m dangerous in the opposition area, I’m good in the air and I hope to be able to show that here.”At PSV, I had a great season, I scored a lot of goals, and I played in the Champions League. I’m still growing but I feel strong. At 28, I think I’m in the best moment of my life.”De Jong represents a major incoming arrival for Sevilla, who have already parted ways with Quincy Promes and Luis Muriel this off-season, while PSV are meanwhile facing a fight to keep Hirving Lozano on the books following interest from Napoli.
Paul Pogba needs to feel more love if he is to thrive at Manchester United, according to friend and former team-mate Patrice Evra.The World Cup winner’s future continues to generate headlines less than a week out from the new Premier League season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has “no doubts” over Pogba’s loyalty despite Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, last month admitting the midfielder wants to move on and is “in the process” of negotiating an exit. 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? Real Madrid remain interested in engineering a deal and have made Pogba their top target for the transfer window, though they may have left it too late to get him.Ex-United defender Evra, who shared a changing room with Pogba at Old Trafford and Juventus, thinks more warmth towards his compatriot could end the discontent and get him focused on shining for the Red Devils.”I don’t know what Paul’s future holds,” the now-retired Evra told The Daily Mail.”I do know that he felt really loved in Juventus. He doesn’t feel that love in Manchester.”We always forget what a player is about. A player is about performing on the pitch. So kill him when he is not playing well but if he is playing well, concentrate on that.”When you buy nice cars and a big house, you will create hate and jealousy so you have to step up your game and make sure it doesn’t affect you.”That’s why I say to Paul: do whatever you want but if you see it affects your game, stop. Don’t try to be like a warrior. Stop.”For me, money has never been something important in my life. Even at school when they give you the money for lunch, I gave it to my mum straight away. I love to share.”Money helps you do things but it doesn’t make you happy. Money won’t cure you. Money is not everything. I was happy as well when I didn’t have money. Money can make you go crazy, too.”Pogba joined United from Juventus in 2016 and his contract with the club runs until 2021. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)The most anticipated game of this weekend will be a SEC showdown, as the No. 9 Florida Gators face the No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs. Both teams need this victory, especially with the final stretch of the season approaching.Florida won its previous matchup, when they defeated Vanderbilt by double digits. On the other hand, Georgia lost its last game in humiliating fashion, as the LSU Tigers dismantled them in Death Valley.Although this showdown will take place at a neutral site in Jacksonville, ESPN still believes one team has an immense edge this weekend.According to the FPI, the Bulldogs have a 69.8 percent chance of winning.If Georgia can bounce back from the loss against LSU, then Kirby Smart’s team will be in excellent shape to make the College Football Playoff again.The Gators find themselves in a very similar situation, as a monumental win over the Bulldogs would elevate their status in the SEC.Florida and Georgia are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field.The game will be on CBS.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 21: Fans cheer as they celebrate in the final seconds of the Alabama Crimson Tide 45-7 win over the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Week 9 of the 2018 college football season is wrapping up. While there weren’t any truly massive upsets, much of the college football universe shaken up, as several top 25 teams lost.The list of undefeated teams grew smaller, too.There are now just four teams left unbeaten.Those four teams:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameUCFAfter 9 weeks, 4 undefeated teams remain:Alabama ClemsonNotre DameUCF— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) October 28, 2018How many of these four teams will be left unbeaten at the end of the regular season? We’ll set the over/under at 2.5.
Michigan’s blowout loss to Wisconsin this past weekend was yet another letdown in a big game for head coach Jim Harbaugh. With so many losses in big games, there has been rampant speculation that Harbaugh could be fired.According to SportsBetting.ag via ESPN’s David Hale, odds on the next Michigan head coach have already been released. Seven coaches separated themselves from the crowd.The leading candidate right now is Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who has worked wonders on the Cavaliers. He currently has +300 odds of getting the job.Coming in second is someone Harbaugh should have a lot of familiarity with: Stanford head coach David Shaw. When Harbaugh left Stanford to take the 49ers job in 2011, Shaw – his longtime assistant – replaced him there. Shaw has been given +350 odds. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham came in third at +400, followed by Syracuse’s Dino Babers at +500.Urban Meyer, should he choose to unretire, has +700 odds, as does Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy.Finally, Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell was given +800 odds.Odds on next coaches at FSU and Michigan, should changes be made, per @SportsBettingAGCannot fathom Bronco at Michigan. pic.twitter.com/76k1xLKrZU— THE™️ David Hale (@ADavidHaleJoint) September 23, 2019Michigan should be able to stroll to an easy victory over Rutgers this weekend, but there are plenty of tough games left on their schedule.Iowa, Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State will all be eager to take advantage of Michigan’s vulnerability.These odds could certainly change dramatically depending on how Michigan does against those big teams.
With the first episode just six days away, HBO has released a trailer for the new show.It’s clear that the episodes will focus mainly on the team’s head coaches. Florida’s Dan Mullen, Penn State’s James Franklin, Arizona State’s Herm Edwards and Washington State’s Mike Leach are all known to be polarizing figures in college football. It’ll be fun to get a glimpse into what it would be like to play for each of them.A new episode debuts each Wednesday in October. It will show footage of the team’s preparation leading up to the team’s game prior to each episode.Here’s the show’s four-part schedule:Oct. 2 – FloridaOct. 9 – Penn StateOct. 16 – Arizona StateOct. 23 – Washington StateWho else is excited to tune in and watch HBO’s ’24/7 College Football’? LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars looks on trailing 39-36 to the USC Trojans during the fourth quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Are you a fan of HBO’s Hard Knocks? Or maybe Netflix’s Last Chance U? Both shows capture the attention of football fans everywhere. It allows fans to get a behind-the-scenes look of certain teams.But Hard Knocks just shows an NFL team during the preseason. And Last Chance U focuses on the season the year before the show airs — not to mention it follows a JUCO football team.For those who’ve been wanting a behind-the-scenes look at prominent college football programs, the long wait is over. HBO’s new show, 24/7 College Football, will debut on Oct. 2. 2019.The four-part limited-series will run four consecutive weeks, each week following a new team. The four teams which will be covered include: Florida, Penn State, Arizona State and Washington State.
India Today Web Desk SrinagarFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 00:12 IST Real Kashmir have urged East Bengal to play their in Srinagar on February 28 (@realkashmirfc Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir have asked East Bengal to play their in SrinagarMinerva Punjab refused to travel for their match on MondayReal Kashmir-East Bengal match has already been postponed onceReal Kashmir have extended a warm welcome to East Bengal to come to Srinagar and play their I-League match on February 28 at the TRC Turf Ground, after Minerva Punjab pulled out of their game on Monday.In fact, East Bengal’s match against Real Kashmir is the last scheduled I-League match in Srinagar. The match, was earlier scheduled on February 10 but had to be postponed owing to bad weather and ground conditions.Real Kashmir took to social media to ask East Bengal to come to Srinagar and “play to heal”. Real Kashmir also further assured East Bengal of their security and said that they are ready to lodge the travelling club at their own headquarters.”Dear Friends @eastbengalfc come and play to heal on 28 in Srinagar. We @realkashmirfc assure you of our love and support. We guarantee your security and safety. Come let’s spread love and hope through football. We are ready to put you up at our hqrs,” Real Kashmir tweeted.Dear Friends @eastbengalfc come and play to heal on 28 in Srinagar. We @realkashmirfc assure you of our love and support. We guarantee your security and safety. Come let’s spread love and hope through football. We are ready to put you up at our hqrs (Hotel Ch2).@ILeagueOfficial pic.twitter.com/1wrvmhgw53Real Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019East Bengal, on the other hand, have adopted a wait and watch approach towards its scheduled fixture after the Pulwama terror attack cast a shadow on their matches against Real Kashmir.East Bengal conveyed their concerns about the February 28 match to the AIFF but refrained from making an outright pullout threat.advertisementAs for Minerva Punjab, who did not show up for their clash against a ready Real Kashmir in Srinagar on Monday, have been told by AIFF that the matter will be taken up a League Committee.Minerva have refused to offer a forfeiture and also moved court against AIFF after they refused to relocate their I-League match.”We have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking relief so that we are not forced to play in Srinagar at this volatile time,” Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj told PTI.”Even today there was a 12-hour encounter where four Armymen have been martyred. And they are saying ‘come and play football here’. Unless the court intervenes, we are not expecting natural justice.”Interestingly, the AIFF has also not declared the match a forfeiture till now. According to the FIFA guidelines, in the event of a forfeiture, full points are awarded to the team turning up for the game.After the February 14 attack, East Bengal also wrote to the AIFF asking for a change in venue.”We have sent a letter to AIFF and we are awaiting the revert. Let them reply and then we will decide the next course of action,” East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said.”AIFF has to let us know when and where the match is going to be held. Once they let us know, we will decide our stance,” he added.Also Read | Minerva Punjab likely to face action after no-show in Srinagar for Real Kashmir tieAlso Read | Srinagar not the place to play football right now: Minerva boss responds to Real KashmirAlso Read | What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FCFor 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 Real KashmirFollow East BengalFollow SrinagarFollow i-leagueFollow Minerva PunjabFollow AIFF Real Kashmir to East Bengal: Dear friends, come and play in Srinagar. Guarantee your safetyReal Kashmir took to twitter to ask East Bengal to play in Srinagar and assured them of their security after Minerva Punjab refused to travel.advertisement Next
Realme holds its pop-up event, sees fans meeting CEO and queuing up to get their hands on Realme 3 ProOver a thousand people who queued up at the realme popup event on April 27 also bought over 800 realme 3 pro phones on the spot.advertisement India Today Tech New DelhiApril 29, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 09:47 IST HIGHLIGHTSOn April 27, realme held a pop-up event for the realme 3 Pro in New Delhi.The event saw realme India CEO Madhav Sheth unveil the first Kiosk store.Fans who registered for the event on Realme.com walked away with freebies.Realme is on a roll and you could see this reflecting on the happy faces of fans — 1003 to be precise — who queued up on April 27 to get their hands on the realme 3 pro at the first pop-up event held by the company where it opened its first kiosk store. To mark its one-year anniversary, realme announced the realme 3 pro in India a few days ago. While the phone goes on sale on April 29, the company, ahead of the online sale, offered a chance to fans to get a hands-on experience of the device on April 27 as well as buy it. Also on offer were freebies, food coupons, a chance to meet the realme CEO Madhav Sheth and an option to pre-book the realme 3 pro — something that came with additional goodies from the company.Over a thousand people who queued up at the realme popup event also bought over 800 realme 3 pro phones on the spot.On April 27, realme held a pop-up event for the realme 3 pro at Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar in New Delhi. The event was for realme fans to gather and get an exclusive hands-on time with the realme 3 pro. The company said that some fans travelled long distances, and from other states, to be part of the event, and that many were in queue at the venue hours before the event. And they were rewarded for their efforts. Take the example of Abhishek Sani, who travelled from Jaipur in a bus to attend the realme event. He queued up and when the event started, he had a surprise waiting for him. Seeing his excitement and given the fact that he had travelled 300 kilometres for the event, Madhav Sheth bought him the realme 3 pro.advertisementGoodies for Realme fansThe event saw realme India CEO Madhav Sheth unveil the first Kiosk store. Ahead of its online release on April 29, the realme 3 pro was available for purchase for fans and general public at the pop-up store at Pacific Mall. The first ever realme pop-up event left the fans pleased as the company offered more than just the chance to see the realme 3 pro.Fans who registered for the event on Realme.com before April 27 walked away with freebies. The first 200 fans to queue up at the pop-up event won free tickets to watch Avengers: Endgame. Apart from the exclusive hands-on experience of the realme 3 pro, fans also got a chance to win the phone. Those who visited the pop-up event also won coupons for savouring delicacies at the mall.Lastly, people who pre-booked the realme 3 pro at the pop-up store or bought it on the spot also, in a pleasant surprise, won a free realme backpack. The excitement around the realme 3 pro is understandable given its specifications and its extremely competitive pricing, making it one of the best phones under Rs 15,000. The realme 3 pro has been launched, starting at Rs 13,999 and, for that price, it offers an attractive dewdrop display with a gradient curved rear panel, a powerful, gaming-focused mid-range processor, a large battery coupled with VOOC fast charging and some cameras that have flagship grade hardware.Realme 3 Pro specs and featuresThe realme 3 pro is a successor to the popular realme 2 pro. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio that’s over 90 per cent. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with Adreno 616 GPU. This also means that the realme 3 Pro is the only phone in its segment to support Fortnite out-of-the-box. It also ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie.The realme 3 pro is offered with up to 6GB of RAM. The company is also using a flagship-grade 16-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor that is coupled with a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The realme 3 pro also touts crisp and clear selfies, thanks to its 25-megapixel selfie camera. The phone houses a large 4,045mAh, but the highlight is that it is the first realme phone to support VOOC 3.0 fast charging that will charge up the device to 100 per cent in just 80 minutes.Of late, realme has used social media to galvanise its fans, who now have a sizable presence due to quality products and focus from realme in the last one year. But the pop-up event on April 27 was the company’s first offline interaction with its community. The kiosk, too, is the company’s first attempt to focus more on the offline sales model. So far it seems, given the gathering of enthusiastic fans at the April 27 event, that realme is gradually building the blocks to be a company that is poised to challenge the market leaders in the mainstream market.advertisementThe company is also doing well in terms of sales, reveals a report by market research firm Counterpoint on April 26. The report, which takes a look at India’s phone market in Q1, 2019, highlights that realme, with 7 per cent market share, is now the fourth largest phone brand in India. “Realme continues to grow fast in India, leveraging on the strong momentum for its realme 3 model during the quarter,” a Counterpoint analyst noted in the report.ALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro sold out in minutes during first sale, next sale at 4pm todayALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme 3 Pro
India Today Web Desk BangkokAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 16:16 IST Thailand Open 2019: Saina Nehwal crashes out after 2nd-round defeat (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina lost 21-16, 11-21, 14-21 to Sayaka Takahashi in the 2nd roundSatwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty reached the quarter-final of men’s doublesKidambi Srikanth was stunned by lower-ranked Khosit PhetpradabSaina Nehwal’s comeback run at Thailand Open was short lived as the Indian shuttler crashed out of the Super 500 tournament after a second-round loss on Thursday.Saina Nehwal lost to lower-ranked Sayaka Takahashi of Japan after conceding the early advantage of having won the first game. The World No. 8 went down 21-16, 11-21, 14-21 in 48 minutes.Seeded 7th, Saina Nehwal was spearheading India’s challenge in women’s singles at the Thailand Open in the absence of PV Sindhu who pulled out of the tournament after two busy weeks in Indonesia and Japan. Sindhu had reached the final at Indonesia Open after which she made the last-eight at Japan Open.Saina, on the other hand, had missed the Indonesia Open and Japan Open on medical grounds but looked to return to form in Bangkok ahead of next month’s world championships.Saina had begun the season well, winning the Indonesia Masters and reaching the semi-final at Malaysia Masters but her form has dipped gradually. Marred by injury concerns, Saina’s performance in the lead up to the world championships aren’t inspiring confidence.Kidambi Srikanth sufferers another early exit5th seed Kidambi Srikanth’s poor run continued as the Indian shuttler was ousted in the 2nd round by local shutter Khosit Phetpradab. Srikanth lost 21-11, 16-21, 12-21. Unseeded Parupalli Kashyap also bowed out after a straight-game defeat to higher-ranked Chou Tien Chen.Meanwhile, India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stunned 6th seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 21-17, 21-19 to reach the quarter-finals. The confidence-boosting result comes a day after Rankireddy combined with Ashwini Ponnappa to knock out 5th seeds Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia in the opening round of mixed doubles.advertisementLater in the day, Sai Praneeth, who reached the semi-final at Japan Open, will take on compatriot Shubankar Dey in the 2nd round. HS Prannoy will face Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in his 2nd-round match.Read more | Viktor Axelsen pulls out of World Championships 2019 due to back injuryAlso 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 Saina NehwalFollow Thailand OpenFollow Sayaka TakahashiFollow Indian shuttler Thailand Open 2019: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out after 2nd round defeatsWhile Saina Nehwal suffered a 3-game defeat to lower-ranked Sayaka Takahashi of Japan, 5th seed Kidambi Srikanth was shocked by unseeded local shuttler, Khosit Phetpradab in the Round of 16 of Thailand Open Super 500 tournament on Thursday.advertisement Next
Next India Today Web Desk September 6, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 00:05 IST Abdul Qadir passed away in Lahore on Friday (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSAbdul Qadir passed away after suffering cardiac arrest on FridayQadir was known for bamboozling batsmen with his leg-spinQadir played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs for PakistanLegendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore on Friday. The former Pakistan cricketer was 63.Abdul Qadir was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore but all the efforts to save him went in vain, according to Pakistan media. Qadir is survived by his wife, 4 sons and a daughter who is married to Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal.Abdul Qadir had represented Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs betwwen 1977 and 1993. The leg-spinner, known for his unusual action, picked up 236 wickets in the longest format of the game and finished his ODI career with 132 scalps.Abdul Qadir, who made his Test debut in 1977, has the best figures for a Pakistan spinner — 9/56. The leg-spinner, who bamboozled batsmen demolished a Vivian Richards-led West Indies batting unit in Fasilabad in 1986.Qadir was Imran Khan’s go-to-spinner and even the 9-wicket haul came under the former cricketer-turned Pakistan Prime Minister’s captaincy. Qadir inspired a generation of leg-spin bowlers, including Mushtaq Ahmed and the legendary Shane Warne.Abul Qadir also served as Pakistan’s chief selector and he picked the World T20-winning squad in 2009. Nonetheless, Qadir had quit midway through the tournament in England over controversy surrounding non-selection of Shoaib Akhtar.Shane Warne came up with a condolence to the Pakistan great during his commentary stint in the ongoing 4th Ashes Test.India off-spinner R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh took to social media to offer their condolence messages.”Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friend,” R Ashwin wrote.advertisement”Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away.met him two years back he was full of energy as always..A champion bowler,Great human being,you will be missed forever..condolences to the family,” Harbhajan Singh said.Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away.met him two years back he was full of energy as always..A champion bowler,Great human being,you will be missed forever..condolences to the family..???? #RIPabdulqadir pic.twitter.com/HmKVoIwCBUHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 6, 2019Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #RIPAshwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) September 6, 2019The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to social media and said: “PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”Read | Jasprit Bumrah gives 5-star rating to Lasith Malinga’s hat-trick vs New ZealandAlso 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 Abdul QadirFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Abdul Qadir deathFollow Cardiac arrest Pakistan leg-spin great Abdul Qadir dies aged 63Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir passed away on Friday in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. The legendary leg-spinner played 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993.advertisement
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We’re also creating and manufacturing our own line at XHBITION right here in Cleveland under our creative director Mr. Michael Hurley with design layout and execution of garments by our in-house designer Danielle Pusateri.NextNEXT – Sneaker-based retailer with a good mix of fashion that carries both women’s and men’s clothing at some of the locations. With brands like MCM, Versace, Nudie, Nike, Timberland, Hood By Air and Alexander Wang, it’s another standout spot. NEXT also releases the top sneakers in the state.Juicy Lucy – Take a drive about 20 minutes to Chagrin Falls to find brands like Comme Des Garçons, Isabel Marant and Y-3.Big Fun – This toy store will make you feel like a kid again, especially when you see their collection of old school action figures, video games, and other “nerdabilia.” Ben and Bobby from The Hundreds are crazy about this place.PlayImage credit: Kayla BarnesCleveland Museum of Art – Seriously an amazing museum, it’s one of the best in the world. And the new atrium is beautiful.Rock & Roll Hall of FameRock and Roll Hall of Fame – The Rock Hall is a must visit place when coming to Cleveland. We’re not called The Rock and Roll Capitol of the World for nothing.Museum of Contemporary ArtMOCA – The new Museum of Contemporary Art is gorgeous. The architect for the MOCA is Farshid Moussavi of London, formerly with Foreign Office Architects (FOA) and now principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA). This is her first U.S. commission and her first museum.Westside MarketWestside Market – A culinary destination for more than 100 years, this market is just a few steps from the store and a great place for local produce, meats and the best people watching.The Cleveland Orchesta – Considered one of the best and most sought-after music ensembles in the world, it’s also one of the five American orchestras informally known as the “Big Five.” Try to catch their summer series at nearby outdoor concert venue Blossom Music Center. |Northeast Ohio is a sports town, so you have to catch a game if you’re visiting Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on fire and Indians and Browns games are also a must when in season.DanceRumor – This spot on West 6th St. in Downtown Cleveland is great on Thursday nights and where we frequently host event after parties. DJ Steph Floss, who has been close with the store and our brands for years, spins here often.The Bank – This a newer club off Euclid with an LIV-like vibe and the place to be on a Friday.Barley HouseBarley House – A newly-renovated spot that’s going to be a different experience depending on when you go. They have a businesses crowd for networking early evening, but it turns into a dance club with great VIP service and a back room later at night. We love spending Saturday nights here.Grog ShopGrog Shop – Located in Cleveland’s charming Coventry neighborhood, this is our favorite place to catch a show.Eat & drinkJack FlapsJack Flaps – Our go-to breakfast spot in Ohio City. It has a delicious and creative menu.TownHall – Also in Ohio City right down the street from the store, they are 100% non-gmo and the vibe inside the restaurant is always high energy. It’s a great place for a healthy and energizing meal, especially at lunchtime.Crop – This restaurant is right around the corner from the store and our favorite dinner spot. It used to be a very widely know bank, so it’s designed with stunning vaulted ceilings. – they also have a great value downstairs with a separate entrance.Tommy’s – This mainstay has been around since 1972, serving up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner to Cleveland’s Coventry neighborhood. They have something on the menu for everyone, from traditional burgers and shakes to some of the best vegetarian and vegan dishes we’ve had, period.Swenson’s Drive-In – If you take a drive 20 minutes or so from the city, Swenson’s is always an anytime favorite.Foundation Room – A private bar in Downtown Cleveland right above the House of Blues. We’ve hosted post in-store events and private parties here, and the vibe is always killer.The Velvet Tango Room – VTR has been named one of the best bars in America, and it’s a great low key spot with hand-crafted cocktails. A very discreet sign outside gives it a speakeasy vibe, and they also open up a back room that requires a password for an exclusive atmosphere.Rising StarRising Star Coffee – This is a great coffee shop in Ohio City. Their coffee is literally a science – you walk in and crazy glass beakers and huge roasters await.StayMetropolitan at The 9 – A new spot right downtown with several different experiences. They have a restaurant, three bars and a private theater that is the perfect place to catch a game on the big screen.The Westin Cleveland Downtown – Amazing architecture. The detail that went into this place is to be noted.Ritz-Carlton – Iconic hotel in Cleveland and great location for walking to the games.Renaissance Cleveland HotelRenaissance Cleveland Hotel – Not only is this place stunning on the inside, it’s connected to the Horseshoe Casino so you can get your Blackjack fix without ever leaving the building.Cleveland Museum of Art Photo Credit: Kayla Barnes To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S.