Chelsea striker Morata agents in AC Milan talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Alvaro Morata is in talks about a return to Italy in January.Morata is being increasingly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.The struggling Chelsea striker reportedly contacted Barcelona to enquire about a move last week.And Calciomercato says his entourage are now also spoken to AC Milan to see if they would be willing to take him away from the Premier League. Any deal would be a loan given Milan’s financial fair play plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid organise shirt number for Man City midfielder Brahim Diazby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid already have a shirt number organised for Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz.Cadena SER says Diaz will wear the number 21 shirt at Real Madrid.The 19-year-old will sign a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.Real and City have reportedly reached an agreement over a £13.6million (€15million) transfer that will see Diaz head back to Spain, having joined the Blues from Malaga in 2013.The details of the add-ons are the only hold up to the transfer now, according to Marca, and Real are hoping to present Diaz at the Bernabeu at some point next week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Liverpool keeper Adam Bogdan explains AIK trialsby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is trialling with AIK.The Hungary international, 32, has been a free agent since leaving the Reds last summer.He told Sportbladet: “Of course, it’s very interesting. This is a huge club. I have done my research and really understand how big it is,.”A club that is top class and one of the biggest teams in Sweden. People all over Europe know about AIK and they have played a part in Europe in recent years. “So I’m going to train here for a week. Then we’ll see. What do I have and what does AIK have for me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bianchi hails ex-Man City powerbrokers Shinawatra, Erikssonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi says he values his spell in England.The former Torino centre-forward played for City during the Thaksin Shinawatra era.He told TMW: “Shinawatra wanted to win, he didn’t want to waste time. Then he had his problems at home and was forced to sell. I knew City would grow.”I always liked him, he was always present with us when he was in Manchester, he didn’t miss anything, he treated us like a god. We were envied, the player had a single room in retreat, difficult to see in football. So the athletes can self-manage, can rest, they are small but fundamental things.”On playing for Sven-Goran Eriksson, he added: “Very great coach, able to manage the players, he made you have fun. He had an important elegance, he was old-fashioned.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Lampard warns Chelsea against complacency ahead of Burnley tripby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned Chelsea not get complacent after they notched up a sixth straight victory against Ajax on Wednesday night.Michy Batshuayi’s late strike put the Blues top of Group H after three Champions League matches.Burnley are up next for Lampard’s side, but the former England international has sent a warning to his players.”I’m already thinking about Burnley,” said Lampard.”I said to the players to win five games in a row is great but it’s dangerous because you can get lax but to win six games in a row is even more dangerous.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@coachjfranklinBack in 2012, then-Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin awarded walk-on Marc Panu a scholarship, and the video quickly went viral in college football circles. Franklin is now at Penn State, but he still values his walk-ons, and yesterday he awarded junior linebacker Von Walker with a full ride. Here is the video, in a tweet from Franklin.Really proud of @VTW21 -your attitude & hard work earned this. Great representation of the blue & white. #PSUnrivaled http://t.co/6OfW2MDEaZ— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) April 28, 2015Franklin spoke more about Walker in a Penn State press release about the move.Junior Von Walker (Mill Hall, Pa.) has made the most of his time as a run-on linebacker for the Penn State football team. That hard work has culminated in a scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year by head coach James Franklin this week. “Von Walker is the example of everything that represents Penn State football,” Franklin said. “He is blue collar, hard-nosed, works his butt off day in and day out and always has positive energy at practice. He has improved as much as anybody on our team since we arrived. Make no mistake about it, I am not giving Von a scholarship, he has earned this full scholarship.”These videos are always very touching, and it is clear that Walker has the full respect of his teammates and coaches, based on many of the tweets that rolled in on Monday.Big S/O to my best friend @VTW21 on EARNING that full ride today baby. The future is bright , love you FAMILY #25 pic.twitter.com/otZxwkoMaG— Brian Tomasetti (@OFBubbaT21) April 27, 2015Congratulations to my great friend @VTW21 on earning his athletic scholarship here to play football. All love man— DaeSean Hamilton (@SkeeterMills__) April 27, 2015#WWO moving up again @VTW21 earned it the hard way brother the only way there is!!!— Jesse Della Valle (@TheKidJDV) April 27, 2015Congrats to my bro @VTW21 on EARNING an athletic scholarship to play football here! #LinebackerU— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) April 27, 2015Congrats to @VTW21 on EARNING his $$$$..Von has earned the respect of this coaching staff as much as anyone in the program. #MostImproved— Bob Shoop (@Coach_ShoopPSU) April 28, 2015Great job by Franklin and Penn State football here, and of course, congratulations to Walker.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Just because it looks like Braxton Miller won’t be playing quarterback this season for the Buckeyes, doesn’t mean Ohio State’s other QB’s can take things easy. There’s still a quarterback competition to win and a national championship to defend, and sophomore J.T. Barrett, the primary starter last season, certainly knows that. That’s probably why Barrett and fellow quarterback Stephen Collier spent some free time today throwing with wide receivers Johnnie Dixon, Parris Campbell and Noah Brown. That Ohio State offense will be scary this season, no matter who is at the controls.
Eden Hazard is looking for more goals and trophies at Chelsea, in a hint towards where his future may lie, while admitting that performances for Belgium have made him “one of the best players in the world”.The 27-year-old forward is enjoying another standout season at club level in 2018-19, with his exploits seeing further questions asked of how long he will remain in west London.Hazard has hinted in the recent past that he may move on at some stage, but he is happy in his current surroundings for now. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He has been asked to fill a slightly different position for Chelsea of late, as he operates in a central ‘false nine’ role under Maurizio Sarri, and is delighted to be contributing to the pursuit of collective goals.Hazard told the Blues’ official website: “I have never thought about myself; I just try to play for my team-mates.“I spend more time in the middle of the pitch now so I am more like a playmaker. Sometimes I am lucky to pass the ball and we score; sometimes not!“I want to keep this thing as a part of my football: playing for my team-mates. If everyone can shine it’s good.“I’m happy with my form and with what we have done so far this season. For four months now we have been enjoying playing football with the team and the new manager.“I know I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can improve a lot in the future I think.“I need to score more goals; we need to win more trophies. I won already a lot with Chelsea, but when you play for Chelsea you want big trophies like the Champions League, and to reach finals.”While chasing down more major honours at domestic level, Hazard concedes that it was his showings for his country at the 2018 World Cup which have taken his game to new heights and seen him placed in a talent bracket alongside the very best players on the planet.He added: “Personally I feel like I went on to another level because of the World Cup.“I think before the World Cup people thought I was a good player, but after the World Cup they were saying I was one of the best players in the world.“That’s the level I want to reach and stay at. I think since the beginning of the season I have done pretty well.”Hazard and Chelsea will be back in action on Boxing Day when they make the short trip to Watford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Manchester United have entered into a multi-year partnership with Remington which will see a global leader in personal care become the club’s first official electrical styling partner.The deal includes both the men and women’s teams at Old Trafford and is intended to help deliver “high-impact marketing campaigns to grow the Remington brand globally”.AdChoices广告Early promotions will focus on a celebration of “individuality and the power of inner confidence”. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? ‘The Story of You’ will underpin the brand’s mission recognising that “everyone’s journeys, experiences, values and aspirations make up who they are as individuals”.United boast several high-profile figures on their books whose personalities and image stretch well beyond the boundaries of a football field.Among those is England international Marcus Rashford, with the in-form forward saying of his desire to shine in both his professional and private life: “If I see an opportunity to do something flashy or a bit different, then I do that and I think it’s the same off the pitch.”Paul Pogba is another of those who takes as much pride in his appearance as he does his performances as a World Cup-winning midfielder.The Frenchman said as part of the ‘Story of You’ campaign: “You can’t really hide anymore – people see you, they watch the game. Football has become even more famous, it’s everywhere and taking pictures is normal. So, you try to look good.”The Story of You. The players chat football and style with our new partner @RemingtonUK… https://t.co/1l6xy2c4UH pic.twitter.com/uMTRHbi6if— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019United are delighted to have added another global brand to their ever-growing list of partners, with group managing director Richard Arnold telling the club’s official website: “Remington is one of the most famous and established brands in their field and they are a great addition to our family of commercial partners.“Our partnership is not only about bringing our fans high-end styling products, it aims to inspire and encourage individuality though powerful activations and campaigns with both Manchester United’s men’s and women’s team.”Tim Wright, vice president for appliances at Spectrum Holdings, added: “Our partnership with Manchester United provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase the quality and versatility of Remington products with passionate fans of the world’s biggest and most revered sports brand.“We have an impressive record of breaking the mould with our product innovation, and this will be translated into our partnership with Manchester United, and in particular our involvement with both the men’s and women’s teams.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The first game of the season for the UCF Knights brought with it a terrible scene. During the opening kickoff, Aaron Robinson, a transfer defensive back from Alabama, stayed down on the field after a hit.Robinson went down on on the kickoff and lay motionless on the field. Eventually, Robinson had to be stretchered off the field by a group of UCF training staff and medical personnel.The medical staff stabilized Robinson before he was take off the field. ESPN’s commentators revealed Robinson did, in fact, move his legs.Robinson also gave a thumbs up to the fans as he left the field, ESPN reported.UCF defensive back Aaron Robinson is down and being tended to by medical staff after being injured on the opening kickoff pic.twitter.com/thytYDfXDG— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 30, 2018Both college football and the NFL have made a concerted effort to change the way kickoffs work. Due to the dangerous nature of kickoffs, the NCAA instituted a rule to make kickoffs safer.The end of kickoffs could be here sooner rather than later if serious injuries continue.We’ll update Robinson’s condition when it becomes known.
On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Baton Rouge ahead of the day’s biggest college football game. No. 1 Alabama travels to Death Valley to take on the No. 3 LSU Tigers in what promises to be an exciting match-up.We may finally learn what it takes to slow down Alabama, or we’ll learn the tide truly has no equal this season. Death Valley may be where dreams go to die, but we’ll have to wait and see.In the meantime, LSU fans flocked to College Gameday with their signs hours before kickoff. As is the case each and every Saturday, there were a few NSFW signs out there.One had a graphic comment about Lee Corso.fam pic.twitter.com/mvLfekjUSM— nick (@nick_pants) November 3, 2018“I want Corso in my torso” isn’t the most subtle sign we’ve seen on College GameDay.Regardless, it looks like the SEC’s finest are out bright and early before the big dance. Alabama and LSU kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Sunday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal. Fitzpatrick spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as a backup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now gets the opportunity for a starting role once again.Earlier this week, the Dolphins traded former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans for a fourth and sixth-round pick. Tannehill’s exit opened the door for Fitzpatrick to take over as the starter.After signing Fitzpatrick the Dolphins reportedly have their eyes on next year’s draft. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team looks to be all-in on Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.“And so the Dolphins add former Buccaneers’ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for 2019, with eyes on Alabama QB Tua Tagovaiola for 2020,” Schefter said.And so the Dolphins add former Buccaneers’ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for 2019, with eyes on Alabama QB Tua Tagovaiola for 2020.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019While the Dolphins might be looking ahead to next year’s draft, signing Fitzpatrick might not be the best thing to ensure a high draft pick.The former Harvard star isn’t the best quarterback in the NFL, but he’s good for a few wins a season. Miami doesn’t want to play itself out of a top pick in the 2020 draft, but Fitzpatrick might have something to say about that.Miami won’t be the only team tanking for Tua in 2019.
Press Trust of India NapierJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 16:48 IST India and New Zealand will play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKane Williamson calls Virat Kohli a passionate and world-class cricketer”He’s a respectful guy and I’ve known him for a very long time,” WilliamsonThe five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand starts on WednesdayNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson has said they will primarily be focused on how to “best combat” Virat Kohli in the limited-overs series starting from Wednesday in Napier. India and New Zealand play 5 one day internationals and 3 Twenty20 internationals from January 23 to February 10.Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first player to win the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the 2018 Cricketer of the Year.Virat Kohli finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket in 2018 with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.”Someone like Virat is certainly a player I admire and enjoy watching and he’s pushing the boundaries of the game so that’s brilliant,” Williamson said on the eve of first ODI.He said Kohli was a passionate and world-class cricketer.”He’s a respectful guy and I’ve known him for a very long time but as a player, obviously, word class and our focus is more about that and his cricketing ability and how we can combat him as best as we can,” Williamson said.Williamson felt that the passion with which Kohli approaches his cricket has made him a crowd puller around the world.”He’s always a challenge to come up against and is someone who is most admired in terms of how he goes about his cricket and he’s formidable in his run scoring so he’s definitely a player of note to try to shut down.”advertisementWilliamson believed the pitch at McLean Park could aid batsmen.”…So it’s important the batting group puts together a plan that is good but, at the same time, the bowlers have a massive role in that in trying to nullify the strengths in both oppositions,” he said.Returning the compliment, the Indian run-machine also lauded the prolific Williamson, calling him one of the best in the world.”Williamson is easily one of the best players in the world. So easy on the eye, great to watch and I personally enjoy his batting and when he is on song he is easily one of the most attractive batsmen to watch.”He is always going to be a solid player for NZ purely because of what all he has done over the years in all three formats.”Kohli picked Williamson and Ross Taylor as batsmen his team would look to dismiss cheaply.”He more or less makes the team win when he is scoring runs, so that tells you about his awareness about the game and hence he is leading the side and guiding it in the right direction. So Kane will be a factor but at the same time Rosco (Taylor) and other guys as well.”You can’t take anyone for granted and their batting revolves around Kane and Ross in ODIs especially, the other guys bat around them and we are aware of that and working on our plans,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli first player ever to win consecutive ICC Cricketer of the Year awardsAlso Read | Virat Kohli completes historic hat-trick: Full list of ICC award winnersAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaFor 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 Kane WilliamsonFollow Virat Kohli New Zealand focused on how to best combat Virat Kohli, says Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson said India skipper Virat Kohli will be their primary target during the limited-overs series between the two countries.advertisement
5G smartphones are all over MWC 2019, but you should not be excited just yetA lot of mainstream, and not-so-mainstream, phone makers offered at least one 5G smartphone for demo at MWC 2019. From the Galaxy S10 5G to the Mate X foldable phone, there was something new there to tingle our curiosity.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 13:20 IST HIGHLIGHTS5G rollout will likely start in the US and Europe first before heading to other places.Companies like Qualcomm, OnePlus, Samsung and Huawei have only just started talking about 5G trials in the country.Proper deployment of 5G isn’t expected until 2020.One of the big buzzwords at this year’s Mobile World Congress has been 5G. In fact, 5G was in the spotlight at last year’s MWC as well, but it was merely just talk at that time. 5G is real now and we have a bunch of commercially-ready phones to back that up. At MWC 2019, we saw some of these phones being showcased, teasing their imminent arrival.A lot of mainstream, and not-so-mainstream, phone makers offered at least one 5G smartphone for demo at MWC 2019. From the Galaxy S10 5G to the Mate X foldable phone, there was something new there to tingle our curiosity. The only problem was that these phones were not actually connected to a 5G network, and merely demonstrated that their hardware was ready for the 5G revolution, whenever that happens.This really brings us to the big question of when exactly 5G will be available. It is one thing having a phone ready for 5G, but without the actual rollout of 5G network, these phones are merely overpriced versions of their regular counterparts, if any. While these phones will be rolling out soon, it will be several months or years even before 5G starts rolling out in a broad way.Over the next few month, perhaps till the end of the year and into the next, you will hear a lot of phone makers launch devices claiming to be 5G-enabled. This is meant to pique your interest, and provide you that “new thing” that you wanted in a smartphone. But it would be wise not to get swayed by the “5G” tag right now, Unless you’re looking for a future-ready smartphone that you won’t let go off for a few years, it probably makes no sense to buy a 5G phone if your city isn’t getting upgraded to 5G anytime soon.advertisement5G rollout will likely start in the US and Europe first before heading to other places. Jio may have bolstered the speed of 4G rollout in India, but 5G still has ways to go. Companies like Qualcomm, OnePlus, Samsung and Huawei have only just started talking about 5G trials in the country, and a proper deployment of 5G isn’t expected until 2020.While we await the 5G wave, here is a look some of the biggest 5G phones announced at MWC 2019.Samsung Galaxy S10 5GIn addition to the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e flagships, Samsung also announced the Galaxy S10 5G, which as the name suggests comes with 5G support. This is because this is the only model in the portfolio that comes with a Snapdragon 855 chipset with the X50 5G modem. The modem is key to support 5G speeds, but at MWC 2019 I only got to see a small demo of the potential of 5G. The demo showed a baseball game that could be streamed live over 5G, and could allow you to choose a PoV camera to watch the game. But for this to work seamlessly, both the device, and the source will need to work on 5G speeds.The Galaxy S10 5G also comes with a bigger 6.7-inch AMOLED display and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It gets a quad camera system on the back and houses a 4,500mAh battery. The pill-shaped hole in the top right corner of the display is wider compared to the S10+, because it gets a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera. The Galaxy S10 5G is priced around $1,500.Huawei Mate X The Mate X is in a whole other league as it not only brings 5G support, but it is also a foldable smartphone. The Mate X sports a large 8-inch flexible plastic OLED display that can bend and close like a book thanks to a hinge design. Upon folding the device, the large display can be used as two displays, a 6.6-inch display on the front and a 6.38-inch display on the back. It is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset and uses a Balong 5000 chip for 5G support. The Mate X will start shipping sometime in mid-2019 and will cost a cool 2.299 euros.LG V50 ThinQ The LG V50 ThinQ is LG’s first device to support 5G thanks to the Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with the X50 modem. The ThinQ sports a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED notched display, 4,000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Notably, the V50 ThinQ comes with a secondary attachable screen which is 6.2 inches in size and offers an OLED display. LG is yet to announce the price of the V50 ThinQ or the attachable secondary display.advertisementXiaomi Mi Mix 3 5GThe Mi Mix 3 5G is one of the more affordable 5G phones among the lot. Staying true to the company’s “honest pricing” promise, the 5G-supported phone comes at a starting price of USD 599 (approx Rs 48,000). The Mi Mix 3 5G is one such phone that already has a normal non-5G version. The Mi Mix 3 was launched in the second half of 2018. The 5G versions, however, gets the Snapdragon 855 chipset with with X50 modem.OnePlus 5GOnePlus has already confirmed that it plans to be one of the first companies to bring a 5G phone in India, and at MWC 2019, we saw a device properly covered from all sides that is seemingly the next OnePlus 5G smartphone. The prototype device showcased in Barcelona has a Snapdragon 855 chipset with the X50 modem. Like the Mi Mix 3 5G, the OnePlus 5G phone is also expected to come with a competitive price point when it launches later this year.ALSO READ | Samsung Networks shows live demo of 5G at MWC 2019, says it’s ready for 5G rollout in IndiaALSO READ | OnePlus 7 previewed? 3 cameras, Snapdragon 855, 10X optical zoom, 5G and 2K screen are likelyALSO READ | OnePlus and Qualcomm team-up to start 5G trials in India, OnePlus 7 may support 5GGet 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 byPriya Pathak Tags :Follow SamsungFollow LGFollow nokiaFollow OneplusFollow MWC 2019 Next
Reuters ParisApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 08:42 IST Pele was attending an event in Paris with French football star Kylian Mbappe (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPele is suffering from urinary infection and being treated with antibioticsPele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in ParisPele is only footballer to have won the World Cup three timesLegendary Brazilian footballer Pele was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days,” one of his long-time friends said on Wednesday.The 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, who was with Pele at the hospital, said.”Everything is under control. Everything’s fine.”Pele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World Cup winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.He was still in hospital on Wednesday evening, though in a possible sign he was making a recovery, he said on Twitter: “I met Kylian Mbappe and his parents last night in Paris at @Hublot event. We talked goals, World Cups and watches. Great company!”Earlier, Mbappe had written on social media: “I had the chance this evening to spend a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the living legend @Pele.”Pele, revered by many as soccer’s greatest player ever, is alone in winning the World Cup three times, first lifting the trophy aged 17. The Brazilian was swift to praise Mbappe after he set last year’s World Cup in Russia alight with his electric speed and goalscoring.Mbappe became the youngest player (19) to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958. He also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.”If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again,” Pele tweeted at the time.advertisementMbappe replied: “The King will always remain King.”The Paris St Germain forward told Tuesday’s event he would never match the Brazil great’s scoring tally during his career. Pele says he has scored 1,025 goals.”Even with the goals in playgrounds, goals on the PlayStation, I could never equal (that),” the 20-year-old said at the sponsors’ event.Mbappe and Pele had been scheduled to meet late last year but had to postpone, again because of Pele’s health, French media said.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 PeleFollow Pele hospitalisedFollow Pele in hospital Next Pele hospitalised in Paris with urinary infection, condition not life-threateningPele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World Cup winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.advertisement
Neeta Lal May 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 10:38 IST With a world-class downhill skiing range, snowboarding, chairlifts and gondolas, 200 ski runs and a gondola perched 1,427 feet above the valley floor, Whistler takes physical activity to unprecedented levelsThe mountaintop breeze caresses my face and ripples through my jacket. Yet I feel warmed by the adrenaline that is coursing through my veins. Hard to say whether the excitement is triggered by Mother Nature and the effect her jaw-dropping beauty is having on me. Or the anticipation I feel just before launching off on my downhill ski journey.I’m at the aptly named Seventh Heaven’, a scenic perch in Whistler mountain resort located in the formidable shadow of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia. At 8,171 skiable acres, this is North America’s signature ski destination known for its adrenaline-fuelling and fearinducing mountain experiences.I get here after a 90-minute scenic drive from Vancouver and am instantly smitten by my surrounds. With a world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding, 37 chairlifts and gondolas, 200 ski runs and a world recordholding gondola perched 1,427 feet above the valley floor, Whistler literally takes physical activity to dizzying heights.Named after the furry marmots that populate the area and whistle-like deflating balloons, the alpine village and 2010 Olympics venue attracts locals, tourists, Hollywood royalty and former Olympians alike, my guide Ryan Silverthorn tells me.During a painfully slow descent, with the help of my ski instructor, I also learn that the snow-swathed peaks of Seventh Heaven’s spectacular summit are among the world’s most popular venues for skiing. On this crisp, clear day, I can see other skiers a little away from our piste. Puffy white clouds are scudding across a cobalt blue sky.advertisementFar below me nestles a sun-kissed valley glistening with powdery snow. A wide-open terrain, along the fringe of evergreens, hosts carved out runs, like Angel Dust’ and Cloud Nine’ that offer more treacherous tracks to glide on. From my panoramic Blackcomb lookout I also spot vistas of Whistler Mountain, where more pathways lure die-hard skiers and snowboarders. Flanking the resort’s interconnecting pathways is an array of souvenir shops, art galleries, spiffy fashion boutiques, spas and sporting good shops.WINNER of the best ski resort in North America for multiple years running by SKI Magazine and a host of other publications, Whistler’s posh peaks can inspire both introspective personal journeys or unbridled adventures. While some go in search of perilous fall lines, the less adventuresome nip up to vertiginous heights in gondolas. The daredevils though opt for the longest zipline in Canada. Spanning an epic two km, The Sasquatch’ is a monster hitting speeds over 100 km/hour. However, Whistler’s most sought-after activity is the Peak 360 experience’. Holding three Guinness World Records for being the highest and longest lift in the world, the gondola whisks you across from Whistler’s peak to Blackcomb allowing you to take in 360 views of British Columbia from the mountain top.Whistler offers other enchantments too. A 10-minute walk from Whistler Village, we reach the Lost Lake, a spectacular waterbody surrounded by misty bike and walking trails. Grabbing a seat on a fallen tree, we take in the visual theatre of Whistler’s five-star biodiversity inhaling pine-scented air. Rare Alpine foliage, towering and elegant Douglas fir trees, conifers, hemlocks and spruces surround us. Though you are unlikely to spot grizzlies around the Lost Lake, sightings of black bears and marmots that stretch out on rocks in the sun and, errr, whistle aren’t uncommon. If you tune in, you can hear their call throughout Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, said Ryan.About 10 times larger than Lost Lake, is the nearby Green Lake, a glacier-fed waterbody perfect for picnicking on summer days with its barbecue sites and walking/biking trails that are fun to get lost in. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and SUPs.After all that activity, your sore muscles will likely need some TLC.Fret not. From Swedish spas and ice-cold vodka rooms, Whistler offers a myriad rejuvenation venues within its alpine setting. Lounge in spa pools at different temperatures from freezing to sizzling or ensconce yourself in a cedar sauna. Borrowing a page from the Finnish relaxation tradition of hot-cold-relax-repeat, local Scandinavian spas offer cold plunges, relaxation rooms and hot pools with cascading water.Foodies will love Whistler’s eclectic offerings. Buzzy cafes, breweries and restaurants offer tasty morsels along with beers and wines. For a taste of fresh, local haul I try Alta Bistro that serves inventive French cuisine headlining homegrown produce. Dishes such as local oysters paired with a preserved berry granita and fresh lemon and a Pork Shoulder Cassoulet’ (crackling, slow cooked white beans, soft poached egg, rich pork jus and mustard) tickle my taste buds.advertisementDays after my return, the flavours still dance on my palate!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. 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India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant arrives in Manchester, shares a smile with Chacha ChicagoWorld Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant arrived in England as cover for injured Shikhar Dhawan and the wicket-keeper batsman enjoyed his time in the city with the Karachi-born cricket fanatic, Chacha Chicago.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 15:04 IST Rishabh Pant arrives at Manchester, England (Photo: India Today)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named as cover for Shikhar Dhawan who sustained an injury during the Australia matchRishabh Pant arrived in Manchester on June 14 ahead of India vs Pakistan clashIndia will face Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16 (Sunday)Wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who was named as the cover for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan, has arrived in Manchester, England ahead of the marquee clash between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford, on June 16.Rishabh Pant posted a story on his Instagram account on Friday and captioned it as “Afternoon tea” and marked the location as Manchester, UK.Rishabh Pant was not named in India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019 but the young batsman was called up to England in the middle of tournament after regular India opener Shikhar Dhawan suffered an injury. Credit: Rishabh Pant InstagramDhawan fractured his thumb after being hit by a Pat Cummins’ bouncer during his match-winning 117 in India’s 2nd match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Australia at The Oval on Sunday.Following which, he had been ruled out of the India’s matches against New Zealand (June 13), Pakistan (June 16) and Afghanistan (June 22).After arriving in Manchester, Rishabh Pant also met the famous Karachi-born cricket fanatic Mohammad Bashir aka ‘Chacha Chicago’.Look who’s here #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/V4y27pBYOC BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2019Mohammad Bashir shares a unique bond with MS Dhoni as the former India captain has been arranging a match ticket for the cricket fan for every India-Pakistan clash since last 8 years.Bashir’s love for his homeland is understandable but the reason for his affinity towards India is his Hyderbadi wife.Not only has Bashir flown into Manchester from Chicago (a distance of approximately 6000 km) for Sunday’s high-octane Indo-Pak contest but the cricket fan is also carrying a bag full of rose petals to shower on the Indian cricketers when they arrive in Manchester.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka vs Australia (SL vs AUS) Kennington Oval Weather ForecastAlso Read | India vs Pakistan in World Cup: Recapping 6 Indian victories from 1992-2015Also SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow Shikhar Dhawan injuryFollow Rishabh Pant Next
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Pro Kabaddi 2019: U Mumba down Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls pip Patna PiratesPro Kabaddi 2019: On the opening day of the 7th season of the popular Kabaddi tournament, U Mumbai clinched a comfortable win over Telugu Titans in Hyderabad. Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls survived a thriller against Patna Pirates to emerge successful by a 2-point margin. advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 23:48 IST Abhishek Singh shone for U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi 2019 opener against Telugu Titans on Saturday (@ProKabaddi Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAbhishek Singh and captain Fazel Atrachali shone for U Mumba in their win on SaturdayBengaluru Bulls relied on their defense to beat Patna PiratesPardeep Narwal finished with a Super 10 but it wasn’t enough for Patna PiratesIt was not the start that hosts Telugu Titans would have wished for as they lost the opening clash of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 to U Mumba 25-31.It was a collective effort from U Mumba as raider Abhishek Singh scored a Super 10 and got equal support from Rohit Baliyan (4 points) and Sandeep Narwal (4 points). Their defenders also supported well with skipper Fazel Atrachali chipping in with 4 points and Srender Narwal with two points. U Mumba also inflicted a couple of all outs.Titans’ star raider Siddharth Desai failed to replicate his last year’s show as he could only mangae to contribute 5 points while Rajnish was the top scorer with 8 points for Telugu Titans.The hosts started well with raider Rajnish opening their account with a bonus point before Athul M.S. also successfully raided for U Mumba to make it 1-1 in the opening few minutes of the game. Rohit Baliyan’s unsuccessful raid helped the Titans take a one point lead but the visitors then tackled Siddharth Desai to level the score.In the second half, both the teams went slow with Abhishek and Rohit scoring points in each of their attempts as U Mumba raced to 21 points while the Titans (12 points) could only manage 2, thanks to successful raids by Rajnish.U Mumba then inflicted another all out to make it 24-14 in their favour in the 29th minute.Both the sides then traded a raid point each before the Titans tackled Abhishek while Siddharth won a raid point as the hosts reached 17 points. With just six minutes left, the Titans showed some fight as Siddharth won a raid point before tackling Athul to cut the deficit to 19-25.advertisementBut U Mumba also stepped up as they scored 3 back-to-back tackle points to make it 28-19.Abhishek then showed his mettle by a 2-pointer raid to take U Mumba to 30 points, leaving the Titans with just two men on mat.U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali then failed to tackle Rakesh Gowda before the home side made a super tackle to reach 22 points. Siddharth then made 3 consecutive raids to take Titans to 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as in the dying moments of the game, Rohit fetched a raid point to hand the visitors a 31-25 victory.Bengaluru Bulls begin title defence with winDefending champions Bengaluru Bulls made a stunning comeback to pip Patna Pirates 34-32 in their campaign opener in Hyderabad.Defenders Amit Sheoran (5 points) and Ashish Sangwan (4 points) were the main reason for Bengaluru’s narrow win. Also, their ace raider Pawan Sehrawat scored nine points.For Patna, skipper Pardeep Narwal scored a Super 10 and Mohammed Maghsoudlou came up with nine points. However, it wasn’t enough to help them cross the line.Bengaluru forced multiple super tackles to begin their campaign with a win.Also Read | Pro Kabaddi 2019 Day 1: As it happenedAlso 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 Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow Bengaluru BullsFollow U MumbaFollow Telugu TitansFollow Patna PiratesFollow Abhishek SinghFollow Pardeep NarwalFollow Fazel Atrachali
Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Editors’ Recommendations Reality shows have become something of a guilty pleasure in recent years. Ironically, these supposedly “real” shows have slipped into a pit of manufactured drama and emotionally manipulative editing. Thankfully, a more refined reality show is ripening on the vine: a winemaking competition called Best Bottle.“The show is inspired by a love for the wine community,” says Executive Producer Scott Krauger, who also has more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry. “It’s also about wanting to change the world through wine; to get people to slow down, eat great food, invite their friends and family over, and put a bottle of wine on the table.”Related: Join the Cult: The five best cult wines in the worldIn the show, representatives from two well-known wine regions will compete to make the best bottle of wine they can. The first season will feature winemakers from California and Oregon, and each state will have five competitors — affectionately called “cellar rats.” The contestants will compete and be eliminated until only one cellar rat from each region remains. The winner of the ultimate showdown will win $100,000, a new car, and an exclusive winemaking deal.“Think Top Chef meets How It’s Made, with a little bit of Project Runway in it,” says Krauger. “There’s elimination, there’s inter-team rivalry, and there’s also interstate rivalry. One of the things I’m excited about is the smack talk between Napa and Oregon.” We’re also told to expect challenges, celebrity judges, and a real look into the winemaking process.The show is greenlit and ready to go. The producers of Best Bottle, along with distribution partner Mance Media, are currently looking at various network and streaming options. All they need now are some competitors; that’s where you come in.Best Bottle is currently accepting video entries through July 1st. Competitors must be over 21, have some experience in the wine industry, and harbor a genuine passion for wine. If this describes you, head over the the Best Bottle website and check out the eligibility requirements.Since there are many excellent wine regions in the world, the show will be a global affair. “We will be filming Australia versus New Zealand in March of 2016, then in the fall of 2016, we will come back and film the winner of season one against Washington for season two,” says Krauger. “Think of it as the World Cup of Wine.”Stay tuned, wine lovers. 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World 11 Best Pocket Knives for Everyday Carry