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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero McIlroy unhappy with fans attitudeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Sammy McIlroy is unhappy with the attitude of fans this season.Summer signing Fred has struggled to fire this season while Alexis Sanchez, who joined in January, continues to misfire.And McIlroy has appeared to suggest the reason why players haven’t settled in is because of the crowd’s demands over the playing style.”Manchester United have spent a lot of money. You go around and buy players and some who have come to Manchester United don’t hit it off right away because of the crowd and how they want [them] to play,” he told Love Sport Radio.”The pressure is on these players that come to the club. They find it sometimes takes a long time to get into their stride.” last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham boss Ranieri confirms Fosu-Mensah can return to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham boss Claudio Ranieri has confirmed Timothy Fosu-Mensah can return to Manchester United.With Aston Villa watching developments, Ranieri admits the on-loan fullback isn’t in plans.”I don’t know, if United want him, he can go because with me he does not play often and I understand he is young he needs to play,” Ranieri said in a press conference on Friday afternoon. “This moment for me is very, very important to achieve our goal. “Our goal now is to save Fulham.” last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Liverpool considered Laporte before his Man City moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool considered former Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte before his move to Manchester City.Goal says Liverpool were interested in signing Laporte prior to his move to City.The report suggests Jurgen Klopp viewed the Frenchman as the ideal candidate to bolster their defence prior to signing Virgil Van Dijk.However, City’s long-standing interest and Athletic Bilbao demanding payment up front scuppered the deal.Laporte later signed for the Citizens and became a key player under Pep Guardiola. last_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno defends players after three consecutive defeatsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno has defended his players in today’s media conference.Nuno says he will not “abandon” any of his players prior to their weekend Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, after Wolves suffered a third defeat in a row in all competitions for the first time since November 2018.The Midlands club’s Europa League Group K opener ended in a 1-0 loss after Ricardo Horta’s 71st-minute match-winning strike sealed victory for SC Braga.”We don’t base our analysis on the result, we base it on the performance,” the Wolves boss explained.”We have to work as a group, speak to each other and have dialogue because one thing I don’t do is ever abandon a player.”I realise if he is not performing well, where can I find a solution to help him.”The expectation outside is based on the results, now we need to find the solutions to how we do things.” last_img read more

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first_imgMan Utd keeper Matej Kovar enjoying EFL Trophy experienceby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar is delighted to be playing in the EFL Trophy this season.Neil Wood’s side beat League One team Lincoln in their second group game of the competition on Tuesday night.”It’s something different because every week you play in the league and this is men’s football so it’s a bigger test but it’s one that we all enjoy and a brilliant experience for everybody in the changing room to help us improve,” Kovar said.Wood’s side have lost only once in all competitions this season and there’s been a marked improvement from the previous two campaigns.He also told the Manchester Evening News: “New players came in so maybe that. But we are working hard every single day in training and I think we have shown that every day in training and we have shown that today on the pitch and I think people should be proud because we have done well so far and hopefully it will continue that way.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgRyan Boatright injured during scuffle with Memphis.YouTubeThings got very chippy midway through the first half between Memphis and UConn, and a brief shoving match led to Huskies star Ryan Boatright leaving the game for a chunk of the game. Boatright and a few UConn teammates got into it with a group of Tigers near the Memphis bench, and the Huskies’ star guard caught a blow to the face during the brief scuffle. Boatright has reentered the game, but was held to three points in the first half. UConn has battled back to cut Memphis’ once-big lead to 39-33 at the half. Daniel Hamilton is leading the way for the Huskies with 10 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the first half.last_img read more

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first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When applying for a job nowadays, you’re often just happy to get a response – even if aren’t going to wind up getting the gig. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh apparently goes the extra mile though. Check out the hand-written response he sent to a man named Thom Dartt, who presumably applied to work as part of Harbaugh’s recruiting staff. Even if Harbaugh didn’t pen the whole thing himself, it’s still under his direction, which is pretty cool.Best rejection letter I have ever received! #GoBlue @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/q694q706MT— Thom Dartt (@ThomDartt) June 18, 2015 We’re assuming that Dartt was already a Wolverines fan, but if not, he certainly is now. Props to Harbaugh for treating people like humans.last_img read more

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first_imgDede Westbrook threw a great stiff arm on a defender.Twitter/bradyvardemanDede Westbrook is an elite receiver equipped with an elite stiff arm.Dede Westbrook has been stellar this season with six games with at least 100 yards receiving for the Sooners. He’s made exceptional catches and shown his foot speed all year, and against West Virginia he’s shown us he has quite the stiff arm move as well.Here’s said stiff arm via Brady Vardeman of Sports Day DFW:”Dede Westbrook does not lose foot races.” #Sooners pic.twitter.com/jrFHjrmyzS— Brady Vardeman (@BradyVardeman) November 20, 2016It’s just a simple screen play to Westbrook but then it develops into a one-on-one play between him and linebacker Justin Arndt. Arndt by the way weighs 215 pounds and Westbrook is listed at 175 pounds.Arndt seems to have a pretty good hold on the wideout, but Westbrook displays his strength with one of the best stiff arms you will see.Oklahoma is up on West Virginia 21-0 late in the first quarter on ABC.last_img read more

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first_imgAn Alabama Crimson Tide HelmetATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the helmet of VanDarius Cowan #43 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The best college football program right now in Alabama. That’s not really up for debate, either. The Crimson Tide are the reigning national champions and have won five national titles since 2009.How much longer is Nick Saban’s dominance going to last? Probably for a while.ESPN published today its “future power rankings,” attempting to predict which college football programs will be great through the year 2020.Alabama, unsurprisingly, comes in at No. 1.From ESPN.com:Usually there’s some debate about the top spot, but not this year. Alabama comes off of its fifth national championship in the past nine seasons. Coach Nick Saban turns 67 on Halloween but has shown every intention of coaching for a while longer. The Tide’s defense, their signature unit, continues to stockpile talent and should feature arguably the nation’s best linebackers in 2018, complementing All-America candidate Raekwon Davis at defensive end.“They just look different when you step on the field,” an opposing offensive coordinator said. While Alabama’s quarterback situation is drawing more attention than normal because of the unique dynamic, the outlook could be better than ever. Jalen Hurts is a proven winner, and Tua Tagovailoa gives Alabama a passing element it has lacked during this historic run. The only potential concerns, other than Saban retiring before 2020, are how a shuffled coaching staff will adjust this season, and whether there’s enough quarterback depth if and when one of the top contenders departs.Good luck, college football teams not named Alabama.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

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first_imgJim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines runs onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines run onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)It is really tough to go undefeated during the college football season. More often than not, teams reach the college football playoff with one loss.There are several teams with one loss on their resume right now. They aren’t eliminated from the playoff chase, but their margin for error is nonexistent. They have to win out.Of those one-loss squads, not all have the same chance to reach the playoff. Some are in better position than others, as ESPN’s Heather Dinich wrote today.Dinich ranked the playoff chances of the eight major one-loss teams. Here’s what she came up with:MichiganGeorgiaOklahomaFloridaLSUTexasIowaOregonYou can view all of Dinich’s analysis here. Here’s what she had to say about Michigan’s odds to make the playoff.“The Big Ten has an 11 percent chance to get multiple teams into the playoff, second best to the SEC,” Dinich wrote. “There’s a 21 percent chance Michigan will be 10-1 and Ohio State will be 11-0 when the teams meet in Columbus on Nov. 24.”The first official College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday, October 30. They will be released at 7:10 p.m. ET.We’ll see then where these one-loss teams stand, and one or two of them might have lost again by that point, eliminating them from the playoff conversation.last_img read more

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first_imgUrban Meyer and Lincoln Riley shaking hands after a game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands with head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes after the Sooners defeated the Buckeyes 31-16 at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)On Tuesday night the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings were released. After a tremendous Rivalry Weekend, the playoff rankings saw significant upheaval that will lead to an interesting final weekend of college football before the playoff is officially set.After Ohio State knocked off Michigan in impressive fashion, the Buckeyes jumped up to No. 6 – just behind Oklahoma. That puts the Sooners in a great spot to make the playoff over the Buckeyes if both programs win this weekend.College Football Playoff committee chair Rob Mullens revealed why Oklahoma sits ahead of Ohio State. It all comes down to Oklahoma’s “historic offense.”CFP chair Rob Mullens: Oklahoma’s body of work is still impressive. I understand defensive deficiencies are there … but they really have a historic offense … (offense) scores enough points to win games and at the end of the day, it’s about results.”#Sooners— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) November 28, 2018If Oklahoma and Ohio State both win, the Sooners would likely take a playoff spot over the Buckeyes. Oklahoma and Ohio State fans will keep an eye on the SEC title game that pits Alabama against Georgia.If Georgia beats Alabama, the Bulldogs would claim a spot in the playoff. The committee would then need to decide between Alabama and Oklahoma/Ohio State if both win.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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first_imgAn interior view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the fastest-rising quarterback recruits in the 2020 class has announced his college commitment.Jeff Sims, a pro-style quarterback out of Jacksonville, Florida, will be staying home for college.The quarterback recruit announced on Saturday his commitment to Florida State.“I’m a Seminole,” Sims said on Saturday after his visit to FSU.  “It was just the family environment and I felt at home at FSU.  Coach Taggart was overwhelmed with joy when I told him.”Breaking: QB Jeff Sims has committed to FSU pic.twitter.com/xJtjxFWKfV— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) February 2, 2019The 6-foot-3 quarterback is a prospect who’s expected to make serious jumps in the national rankings over the next year-plus.Sims announced his decision on social media.“I AM SO BLESSED NOLE NATION LETS GET IT BABY,” he tweeted.“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:19 I AM SO BLESSED NOLE NATION LETS GET IT BABY?? #Tribe20 #DoSomething @29Duke17 pic.twitter.com/tMi0eoLzrU— Jeff Sims (@JeffSims_10) February 3, 2019Sims already has scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Colorado State and others.Florida State’s 2020 class is shaping up to be one of the best in the country. The Seminoles have commitments from five players, including 4 four-star prospects along with Sims.FSU’s class is ranked the No. 9 class in the country and the No. 3 class in the ACC.You can view Florida State’s complete 2020 class here.last_img read more

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first_imgAntonio Shelton in on a tackle during Penn State vs. Idaho.STATE COLLEGE, PA – AUGUST 31: Colton Richardson #19 of the Idaho Vandals is sacked by Antonio Shelton #55, Garrett Taylor #17 and Robert Windsor #54 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half at Beaver Stadium on August 31, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)Penn State’s game Saturday more or less went as expected, with the Nittany Lions beating MAC opponent Buffalo 45-13. At least one PSU player—defensive tackle Antonio Shelton —wasn’t thrilled with some members of the fan base after the game.Shelton was sure to thank the majority of Penn State fans to open his run of tweets on Saturday night. And then he went in on fans he deemed “disrespectful.”It was unclear exactly what he was referring to, but clearly something set Shelton off during Saturday’s game. His tweets:Appreciate everybody that came out to support tonight. But some people are becoming too comfortable. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little criticism,that’s not what I’m saying. But when you become overtly disrespectful, there’s a problem.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019 If you have all the answers. I invite you to get into coaching. Or, come do what we do for a day and then have an opinion. End of the day tho good team win lol shout out Buffalo they came ready to play.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019It’s just funny to me how the same people who will openly trash me, my teammates, and my coaches on the Internet are the SAME PEOPLE who want a picture or an autograph for them or their kids😂 like come on yo!😂😂— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019We understand people have a deep connection to this university and this team. But understand that we are men first. Do not disrespect us.— Antonio (@_groovy55) September 8, 2019Shelton was asked about his tweets during a media session on Tuesday, and he went into more detail on what he and his teammates experienced.From the Centre Daily Times:“But what I was saying was, at a certain point, there was a fan — I don’t know him — yelling at one of my teammates. I’m not going to say who my teammate was. But I figured he knew him, so he was just trying to get his attention. And then my teammate turned around. And it was clear that he did not know this dude, and he’s just trying to tell him how to play football — as if we don’t have a coaching staff that’s doing that already. And as if he’s not an adult, a young man, who’s dedicated his life to this. You can’t tell me how to play football, you know what I mean?“So that’s the type of thing I was trying to say. Don’t be disrespectful. You think we come out here in this stadium and we’re like, ‘Hey, let’s lose today’? We practiced all week, watched all this film and did all this studying on these people. We put in all this work over the summer and during camp, let’s go out here and just lose because we don’t care about each other. You know what I mean?”Antonio Shelton prefaced that bit by restating that he appreciates the vast majority of Penn State fans, saying that it is very cool to play in front of 100,000 rabid fans, most of whom he appreciates. Clearly, this fan got under his skin, and you can see why.[Centre Daily Times]last_img read more

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first_img Here is the post from Georgia that unveiled its choice of uniform:Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. Beat Notre Dame. pic.twitter.com/DAA06gq8Bg— UGA Football Equip (@UGAFBEquipment) September 20, 2019This upcoming matchup between Notre Dame and Georgia should be quite the spectacle. Both programs have a legitimate chance of making the College Football Playoff.Regardless of which uniform the Bulldogs wear tonight, the SEC powerhouse should be able to take care of business at home against the Fighting Irish.It remains unclear when Georgia breaks out the alternate uniforms – if they actually decide to do so.Georgia fans – did you want to see the black alternate jerseys? Jake Fromm reacting to a play during the Sugar Bowl.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Since the Georgia Bulldogs are preparing for arguably their biggest game of the regular season, the fan base in Athens was hoping to see the team wear their alternate uniform. That won’t be the case, though.Georgia doesn’t usually wear its alternate black jerseys, which is pretty unfortunate because they’re unique. Earlier in the year, Jake Fromm stated that he wants to wear those uniforms at least once in his career.Instead of going with black jerseys, the Bulldogs will wear their traditional red jerseys. The team announced its uniform decision on Twitter.The Bulldogs posted an image of their red jerseys with the following caption: “Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. Beat Notre Dame.”last_img read more

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first_img India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 13, 2019UPDATED: January 13, 2019 13:45 IST Kedar Jadhav was seen break-dancing for the amusement of his team mates (BCCI Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSKedar Jadhav break-danced for the amusement of his team mates at the airportRohit Sharma too tried his hand at the floss dance but was outperformed by a young girlIndia play Australia in the second ODI of the three-match series in Adelaide on TuesdayTeam India are on their way to Adelaide for the second one day international of the three-match ODI series. As the team waited for their flight, Kedar Jadhav was seen showing off his dance moves.The Indian cricket team posted a video on their social media handles in which Kedar can be seen break-dancing for the amusment of his team mates.Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja among others were left in splits on seeing Kedar Jhadav’s dance moves.Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted another video in which Rohit can be seen trying the ‘floss’ dance. Rohit can be seen ‘flossing’ while a young girl out does the Indian cricketer masterfully.Hitman learning the floss dance be like #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/37lGysldJCBCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2019Rohit in an interview with Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI website, revealed what Team India’s plan was when he and Shikhar Dhawan walked out to bat in the 1st ODi in Sydney against Australia on Saturday.”When we started batting, we had a plan of playing the new ball well, since their opening bowlers are good.,” said Rohit.WATCH: In our fun segment of Chahal TV, we bring you up close with centurion @ImRo45 from Sydney – by @RajalAroraYou think @yuzi_chahal did a good job?Full Video Link https://t.co/6V0258Zmtz pic.twitter.com/O5B7YxTDodBCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2019advertisementThat did not happen though as Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu were sent back within four overs.”Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Sometimes, the opposition bowls well. This is a good learning experience for us, what to do in such situations,” said Rohit.Rohit starred with the bat for India, scoring his 22 ODI hundred but could not take his team to victory as India lost the match by 34 runs, despite his fighting 133.Kedar did not feature in the first ODI and will be hoping to get a chance to perform if he is selected in the upcoming ODI.Also Read | Resting World Cup-bound fast bowlers in IPL 2019 wrong thought process: NehraAlso Read | Dhoni’s form important in the run-up to World Cup: DasguptaAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squadFor 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 Kedar JadhavFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow AdelaideFollow Sydney Kedar Jadhav shows off his dance moves as Team India head for AdelaideKedar Jadhav left his Team India mates in splits with dance moves as they waited at the Sydney airport on their way to Adelaide for the second ODI against Australiaadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img IANS ChennaiJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 10:25 IST Kamal Haasan will be seen in Indian 2On the occasion of Pongal, filmmaker S Shankar on Tuesday unveiled the first look poster of his next movie, Indian 2 featuring actor-politician Kamal Haasan.Shankar shared the poster in his tweet and extended Pongal wishes to everyone. Via the poster, it was revealed that the project will go on the floors from Friday.#indian2 Hi everyone! Happy Pongal pic.twitter.com/rgiuCBBtLqShankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) January 14, 2019A sequel to 1996 Tamil blockbuster Indian, the project also stars Kajal Aggarwal as the leading lady.Having already begun prepping for her role in the film, she told IANS that she sees signing Indian 2 as a step up in her career.”I’m really thrilled to be part of the project. I’m quite excited about my role and the skills I will get to learn on the job. I see signing Indian 2 as a step up in my career,” she said.Here’s how Twitter users are reacting:Sirrr Super Duper .. Pongal wishesRam Muthuram Cinemas (@RamCinemas) January 14, 2019@anirudhofficial -Lifetime AccomplishmentApart from ARR.. i do not thing any other music Director has this Feat..Music scored for Rajini.. Kamal.. Ajith.. Vijay.. Surya.. Dhanush..Lots more to come Anirudh..”GOD & AANDAVAR Bless”I mean @rajinikanth & @ikamalhaasan pic.twitter.com/jBXrLsLAbY(@ChoVial) January 14, 2019Whats wrong with ARrWhy AnirudhAnyway congrats to himNiranjan Venu (@niranjan_venu) January 14, 2019As a rajini sir fans i wish kamal sir to get a masterpiece.MOHAMMED IQBAL. A (@iqbalkkv) January 14, 2019Very Disappointing Announcement@shankarshanmugh Sir..Why u Change Music Composer @arrahmanadvertisementBkz Tweetz (@arunsingh_bismi) January 14, 201923-years back #Indian2 #SenapathiIsBack pic.twitter.com/K9PFEWGluGRobin Zany (@robincena05) January 14, 2019While promoting his last outing 2.0, S Shankar revealed that he recently did a photo-shoot with Kamal Haasan for Indian 2.Shankar added that he was thrilled to see Kamal Haasan sporting the look of the popular octogenarian character Senapathy, a freedom fighter-turned-vigilante bent on rooting out corruption.Indian 2 will have music by Anirudh Ravichander. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed.ALSO SEE: Indian 2 first look out: Kamal Haasan says Happy Pongal with last filmALSO READ| Indian 2: Simbu replaced by Siddharth in Kamal Haasan film?ALSO WATCH | Tamil actor Simbu booked for obscene beep songGet 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 bynisha Tags :Follow Kamal HassanFollow 2.0Follow S Shankar First poster of Kamal Haasan’s film Indian 2 is out. Here’s how fans are reactingDirector S Shankar shared the poster in his tweet and extended Pongal wishes to everyone. Via the poster, it was revealed that the project of Indian 2 starring Kamal Haasan will go on the floors from Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Next Press Trust of India SrinagarFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 16:36 IST Real Kashmir have climbed to the top of I-League table (Photo tweeted by @realkashmirfc)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir FC beat Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 in the I-LeagueIvorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minuteThe victory helps Real Kashmir climb to the top of the I-League tableReal Kashmir FC kept themselves in contention for the I-League title as they jumped to the top of points table by defeating Gokulam Kerala 1-0 in a match played under rain and snow at the TRC Ground in Srinagar on Wednesday.Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir full three points from the match.The Jammu and Kashmir team now has 32 points from 16 matches to occupy the top spot, one point more than Chennai City FC (29 points from 14 matches) who, however, have played only 14 matches. Each team will play 20 matches in the league.”We are known as snow leopards and definitely today we had to win when our leopards were on the ground in snow and rain. It’s a fantastic win. We at RKFC always believe in one thing-give your best and forget the rest,” co-owners of the foot ball club Sandeep Chattoo and ShamimReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 6, 2019The match was played under heavy ground conditions due to snow and heavy rainfall with the temperature hovering just above freezing point.Climate is no excuse if you’re passionate! #RKFCGKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/jj1PZOag8SHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 6, 2019It started snowing before the match but it gave way to heavy rainfall later on. The whole of the second half was played under rains. The players found it difficult to control the ball which stopped at areas of the synthetic turf where water collected.The snow leopards are brining up the heat! #RKFCGKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/KXVGhmh4kTadvertisementHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 6, 2019Ground passing was not possible and the players had to take the aerial route most of the time.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow i-leagueFollow Real KashmirFollow Gokulam Kerala I-League: Real Kashmir beat Gokulam Kerala 1-0 under snow and rainI-League: Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir full three points from the match. The victory helped Real Kashmir climb to the top of the table.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgPuducherry chief minister latest in the list of CMs on dharnaPuducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy alleged that Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi is trying to “scuttle” the welfare schemes of the elected government.advertisement Lokpria Vasudevan ChennaiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 18:44 IST Puducherry CM V NarayanaswamyHIGHLIGHTSCM V Narayanaswamy says he is holding a peaceful protestCM and Lt Governor are sparring over rule that made wearing helmet compulsaryCM says he is not against the rule but it should be implemented after creating awarenessPuducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy was latest in the list of CMs sitting on a dharna as he staged a protest outside Raj Nivas, the official residence of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. He was protesting what he called “scuttling” of welfare schemes of the elected government in the Union Territory.Sporting a black shirt, Narayanaswamy sat on a dharna outside Rajnivas along with his cabinet colleagues and legislators from the DMK & Congress. The Chief Minister accused Bedi of interfering in day to day affairs of the elected government.”Governor Bedi is scuttling various welfare activities of the government like free rice and Pongal Bonus to ration card holders, disbursment of salary and pensions to government staff. I am forced to stage a peaceful protest as the governor did not respond to the 39 charter demand presented by the government,” he said.Narayanaswamy criticized Governor Bedi for undermining an elected government and misusing her office. The two have been at loggerheads over the administrative powers of a union territory.The current protest by the Chief Minister comes a day after differences between him and the Governor on the implementation of the rule for wearing helmet.”The government is for implementation of the mandatory helmet rule. But it should be implemented after creating awareness about the same. However, the lieutenant governor is behaving like a police constable by trying to enforce the rule. She has caused inconvenience to motorists. Her actions do not bode well for the office she holds,” said the chief minister.advertisementRead | Puducherry: AIADMK MLAs smash helmets to protest against Kiran Bedi’s compulsory orderWatch | Kiran Bedi is a law breaking LG, says Puducherry CM NarayanasamyFor 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 Puducherrylast_img read more

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first_imgIPL 2019: Sachin Tendulkar agrees with Virat Kohli on workload managementWhile stressing that it’s up to the individuals to take a call on their workload, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said he believes momentum is important in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup. advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 09:46 IST Sachin Tendulkar has said India players will make the right calls when it comes to workload management during IPL (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar has said World Cup-bound India players should be allowed to take a call on their workloads during IPLTendulkar echoed what Kohli had said about the issue over workload management All these players have a lot of experience and they will certainly make the right call: Sachin TendulkarThere cannot be a uniform structure for workload management during the Indian Premier League as each and every player will have different set of requirements, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar has said.There have been a lot of discussions about how the World Cup-bound players need to effectively manage their workload during a demanding tournament like the IPL, and the maestro has his own take on it.”Preparation before the World Cup is different for each player and so their workload management will also be different,” Tendulkar told PTI during an exclusive interaction.Tendulkar agreed with skipper Virat Kohli who recently said that it is up to the players to realise the kind of load they are taking as well as the form they are in.”To me, momentum is important. Every individual should be smart enough to assess if he needs to take a break or he needs to play games to stay in the thick of things. So the responsibility is on the individual to take a call,” said the world’s highest run-getter in Tests and T20 Internationals.India players will certainly make the right call: TendulkarHe then gave an example of how workload management will be different for different players.”As a pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s workload will be very different from a pure batsman like Virat Kohli and a wicket-keeper batsman like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. All these players have a lot of experience and they will certainly make the right call,” said Tendulkar, who is a mentor with IPL’s most popular franchise Mumbai Indians.advertisementTendulkar echoed what Kohli had said a couple of days earlier during a media interaction in Bengaluru.”If I’m able to play 10, 12 or 15 games, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the other guy can only play that many. My body might demand I play a certain number of games and I need to be smart about that and rest,” the Indian skipper had said.”Someone else’s body might be more capable than mine or less, that is a very individual thing. And everyone wants to play the World Cup, so people will be smart about it because you don’t want to miss out on such a big event.”Kohli had said that it is up to individual players to deal with the issue to keep their body fit and be in contention for a place in the World Cup-bound squad.”From a responsibility point of view, all the Indian players will have the responsibility during the IPL to keep a watch on their fitness and their workloads,” he had said.”And to continue the frame of mind we have created in the Indian team – strive towards excellence and improve every day. Each player will take this tournament as an opportunity to go to the World Cup in a good frame of mind.”Also Read | Virat Kohli begins IPL 2019 preparations with Royal Challengers BangaloreAlso 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 IPL 2019Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Virat KohliFollow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamlast_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India IpohMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 19:41 IST Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India consolidated their top spot on the six-team table after thrashing Canada on Wednesday (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia climbed to the top spot on the six-team table after the big win over Canada on WednesdayMandeep Singh’s hat-trick in the first two quarters gave India the early momentum on WednesdayIndia will next take on Poland in their final round-robin match on FridayStriker Mandeep Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick as India outplayed Canada 7-3 in a goal fest to set one foot on the summit clash of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday.The 24-year-old Mandeep fired in three quick field goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match.At the half time, India were 4-0 up in the match before Canada reduced the margin through a strike from Mark Pearson in the 35th minute.Amit Rohidas (39th), Vivek Prasad (55th) and Nilakanta Sharma (58th) struck later to take the game beyond the reach of the Canadians who scored two late goals through Fin Boothroyd (50th) and James Wallace (57th).FT: 3-7 Yet again, an all-round India managed to put up a sensational performance in the goal fest against Canada.#IndiaKaGame #SultanAzlanShahCup2019 pic.twitter.com/bBNV4AEGwb Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) March 27, 2019With the win, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament, with three wins and a draw to top the round-robin league table with 10 points. They play their final league match against Poland on Friday.India showed progress match-by-match in the tournament with improved structure and discipline as they took on an unpredictable Canadian side. India had beaten Canada 5-1 in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar.India made an attacking start that put the opponents on the back-foot early in the match. A quick circle entry by Sumit Kumar Jr resulted to India winning a penalty corner in the 12th minute which was converted by Varun Kumar, scoring his third goal of the tournament.advertisementIndia built on the momentum in the second quarter and made several circle entries. Sumit Kumar Jr once again created an opportunity when he sent a fine pass to Mandeep who simply had to deflect the ball into the goal, taking India’s lead to 2-0.In the following minute, Surender Kumar created a penalty corner for India but an alert Canadian goalkeeper made a good save off Amit Rohidas’ flick.India earned two more penalty corners in the following minutes but failed to convert them.Canada earned their first penalty corner in the 26th minute, but drag-flicker Gordon Johnston sent the ball wide.Continuing to use full-press to their advantage, India held their sway. Midfielder Kothajit Singh dispossessed a Canadian player to make a brilliant assist to Mandeep from the 25m mark. Mandeep made no mistake in sending it past Canada goalkeeper Antoni Kindler.Mandeep then combined with Sumit before scoring his third goal of the day and complete his hat-trick in the 29th minute as India were 4-0 at half-time.India continued to control the game with good ball possession and gave few opportunities for Canada to make a comeback.However, an infringement by an Indian defender gave away Canada’s second penalty corner in the 35th minute. Mark Pearson ensured the opportunity was not lost as he put the ball past India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak with a powerful flick.The Canadian goal did not deter the Indians as they powered through with speed and finesse in their attack. Amit Rohidas’ goal in the 39th minute helped India take a 5-1 lead going into the final quarter which saw a goal-fest with both teams scoring two goals each.Though Canada narrowed down the lead to 2-5 in the 50th minute, an excellent long-aerial ball by Varun Kumar to Mandeep in the circle helped him assist Vivek Sagar Prasad score a fine field goal to take India’s lead to 6-2.Nilakanta Sharma finished the game for India on a fine note as he converted a good assist from Hardik Sigh in the 58th minute, which was a fitting reply to Canada’s previous goal through a penalty corner in the 57th minute through James Wallace.Mandeep was awarded the man-of-the-match for his fine hat-trick.Also 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 India Hockey teamFollow India vs CanadaFollow Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Mandeep scores hat-trick as India thrash Canada 7-3Mandeep Singh’s hat-trick helped India thrash Canada 7-3 in their fourth league game of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia on Wednesdayadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

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