Month: October 2019

9 months agoRabbi Matondo rejects Man City contract offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rabbi Matondo rejects Man City contract offerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRabbi Matondo has rejected a new contract offer from Manchester City.The Sun says he could be the next youngster to leave the Etihad.Pep Guardiola has lost Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid and now has one of his brightest Academy prospects targeted by German clubs.The 18-year-old, capped by Wales, has a full season left on his current deal but fresh terms have not been agreed.Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, and RB Leipzig all watched the forward play in a UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem earlier in the season.And City ideally don’t want youngsters running down their contract like Spain Under-21 star Diaz. last_img read more

14 days agoClaudio Ranieri offered Sampdoria contract

first_imgClaudio Ranieri offered Sampdoria contractby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is in talks with Sampdoria.Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Samp this week.And should Ranieri be hired, it would mean for the second time in only a few months, Ranieri will be replacing Di Francesco, having taken over as caretaker manager at Roma in March.Ranieri met with Samp directors last night, with significant steps taken in reaching an agreement.He has been offered a contract to the end of the season worth €1m plus bonuses, with automatic renewal for another season if Samp avoid relegation. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Italy deputy PM downplays Koulibaly racial abuse

first_imgItaly’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has attempted to downplay the racist abuse directed at Napoli defender ​Kalidou Koulibaly. Koulibaly was subject to monkey chants in Wednesday’s match against Inter at San Siro, with Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti complaining that the game should have been stopped. The incident has led to an outpouring of support for the Senegal international, who was sent off during the game.  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? But Salvini, who belongs to the right-wing Lega Nord party, is not among those who are offering support to Koulibaly, with the 45-year-old instead comparing the incident to other moments he called “healthy teasing”.“Racism is the stuff of idiots in 2018, but let’s not put everything in the same pot,” Salvini said during an appearance on Italian TV show Tiki Taka. “In the stadiums they also sing ‘Milan in flames’, would that be racism too?“[Leonardo] Bonucci was booed by the Milan fans, is that racism? Healthy teasing among fans is not to be considered racism.”Salvini also spoke out about an Inter fan who was killed prior to Wednesday’s match in clashes between ultras.“I expect answers from the Milan police chiefs, because evidently something didn’t work. There were some criminals who came from abroad to sow violence.“The vast majority of the organised fans [ultras] are good people, those people yesterday are delinquents, not fans. A fan doesn’t go to a stadium with a knife.Inter will be forced to play two games behind closed doors as a result of the abuse directed towards Koulibaly.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid join race to sign Morata on loan

first_imgAtletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Alvaro Morata on loan, Goal understands.The Chelsea forward has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks as his struggles have caused the Blues to look at going in a different direction.Sevilla have been seen as the favourites to secure his services, but negotiations over a loan deal with a permanent transfer clause have yet to be fully agreed upon, although the club is prepared to pay the entirety of Morata’s £140,000-a-week wages to bring him to Andalusia 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? The club’s director of football Joaquin Caparros recently stated that he believes the forward wants to join Sevilla, but admits a deal with Chelsea would prove “very, very complicated”.Now, the Spanish forward’s agents are also in talks with Atletico Madrid over a temporary switch.Over the next 48 hours, Morata’s people will have a meeting with Atletico over a potential loan switch to the club. The Madrid native was previously in the club’s academy from 2005-07 before switching to Getafe and, ultimately, Real Madrid.Goal understands that Morata would be happy to return to Madrid, where he would be surrounded by family and friends.If he were to move to Atletico, he would join another former Chelsea star as part of the club’s strike-force in the form of Diego Costa, who has scored four goals in 15 matches this season.Antoine Griezmann is the club’s leading scorer in the league with eight goals, although none of his team-mates have fired more than twice in La Liga.Diego Simeone is a fan of Morata’s, and sees the forward’s ability to play with his back to goal as something that could be a major asset to Atleti’s attack.Costa’s injury issues also add to the club’s need for forward depth, even if it is just through to the summer window.Morata has scored five goals in 16 Premier League matches for Chelsea this season while adding two more in the Europa League.The 26-year-old forward moved to Chelsea in July 2017 in a reported £60 million ($76m) deal, but has scored just 16 total Premier League goals for the club.Morata missed Chelsea’s recent 1-0 League Cup first leg defeat to Tottenham due to a hamstring injury.last_img read more

Still time for Sanchez transfer developments, says Solskjaer

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Alexis Sanchez will leave the club before the end of the European transfer window.The future of the Chile international has been the subject of intense debate in the past few weeks.Sanchez has struggled to replicate his best form in a Red Devils shirt since his move from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January 2018. 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? The 30-year-old has scored just five goals in 45 appearances, while a serious of niggling injuries have also hampered his progress.Last season was a particular struggle for the forward, who scored just two goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.As a result, it has been suggested that United could seek to move Sanchez on before the transfer window for European clubs closes at the start of next month.A return to Italy, where Sanchez previously played for Udinese, has been rumoured, with a number of Serie A clubs including Inter said to be keen.Solskjaer denied reports last week that Sanchez had been made to train with Manchester United’s reserves and said he is still expecting the Chilean to “come good”.However, speaking after Monday’s draw against Wolves at Molineux, the Norwegian hinted that the forward could be on the move.When asked if there was an update on the player’s future, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Not really. Let’s see what happens in the coming few weeks.“There are still a few weeks that international transfers can go through. At the moment, he’s our player.”Sanchez has yet to feature for the club this campaign after struggling for fitness following his late return for pre-season due to his participation in the Copa America.If he does remain at United then Sanchez faces a battle for a first team place, despite the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter.Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are manager Solskjaer’s preferred front two, with both players finding the back of the net in their season-opening win over Chelsea last weekend.Martial was also on target against Wolves on Monday, but his 27th-minute opener was cancelled out by Ruben Neves’ spectacular long-range strike in the second half.last_img read more

ESPN Ranks Country’s 10 Toughest Remaining Schedules

first_imgA general view of Rutgers football stadium.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. We’re just a few hours away from the College Football Playoff committee releasing its first rankings of the season.Following the Week 9 slate of games, ESPN updated its Football Power Index – a computer model that measures overall team strength. Obviously Alabama sits as the consensus No. 1 with Tua Tagovailoa under center.While updating its FPI, ESPN’s computer model also projects win/loss, percentage chance to win a team’s respective conference, and strength of schedule.According to ESPN’s FPI, here are the 10 hardest schedules for the rest of the season.RutgersArkansasMarylandWest VirginiaFlorida StateLouisvilleOklahoma StateOregon StateBoston CollegeIndianaYou can see the full results here.West Virginia is the only team with College Football Playoff aspirations – though technically Boston College has an outside shot if all hell breaks loose. Sitting just outside the top-10 is Ohio State at No. 17 – the Buckeyes still have Michigan State and Michigan on the schedule.last_img read more

Star College QB Planning To Return For Senior Year

first_imgFireworks explode as the Arizona football team takes the field.TUCSON, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Fireworks explode as the Arizona Wildcats take the field before the college football game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Cowboys 59-38. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona football looks like it is about to get a significant boost for next season and not from a newly-signed recruit. Khalil Tate is reportedly returning to school.Tate will not enter the 2019 NFL Draft and will opt to play his senior year in Tucson, according to Tucson.com. The new report says Tate and his parents spoke with Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin today and agreed coming back is his best option.Tate reportedly received a recommendation to return to school from the NFL’s College Advisory Committee.BREAKING: QB Khalil Tate planning to return to #ArizonaWildcats for senior yearhttps://t.co/B3x02ubDJu— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) December 19, 2018Battling a sprained ankle all fall, Tate’s rushing numbers were down this season from his monster 2017 campaign. He finished the year with 224 rushing yards and two touchdowns, down from last season’s 1,411 yard, 12 touchdown output.Tate did increase his passing output, throwing for 2,530 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions.Arizona finished 5-7 in Sumlin’s first year in Tucson.last_img read more

4-Star Bryson Washington Makes Commitment Decision

first_imgOklahoma Sooners team prayer.02 Dec 2000: Quarterback Josh Heupel #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners is at the center of a prayer huddle after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats 27-24 during the Big 12 Championship at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Oklahoma will play for the national championship at the Orange Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/ALLSPORTTexas-based safety Bryson Washington has been weighing his college choice between Texas and Oklahoma for a while now. On the 4th of July, he finally reached his decision.On Thursday, Washington released a video on Twitter announcing that he would be committing to Oklahoma. Last week he announced that he had reduced his decision to the Red River rivalry schools.I Would Like To Thank My Family, My Friends, And God For Putting Me In The Position I Am In TodayOklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M were the only schools that Washington visited in the past year, but the Aggies didn’t make the cut.247Sports rates Washington as a four-star prospect and the No. 198 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 15 safety in the nation, and the No. 33 prospect from the state of Texas. I Would Like To Thank My Family, My Friends, And God For Putting Me In The Position I Am In Today✍🏽 pic.twitter.com/QTukjy6Nkc— ¹⁵ Bryson Washington (@ChasingDream8) July 5, 2019The 2020 safety from Houston recorded 56 tackles, 23 passes defended, five interceptions, and four pick sixes as a sophomore in 2017.He joins an Oklahoma recruiting class that currently ranks No. 12 in the nation and No. 1 in the Big 12, per 247Sports.The Sooners have won four straight Big 12 titles and been to three of the last four editions of the College Football Playoff.With the recruiting classes Lincoln Riley has been picking up lately, that streak may very well continue for a few more years.last_img read more

Bold In, Bowled Out with Rajarshi: Why India is simply too good for Pakistan

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iPhone 11 launch today: Expected features coming to the new iPhone models

first_img Next iPhone 11 launch today: Expected features coming to the new iPhone modelsApple will announce the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max today during the keynote that begins at 10:30pm. Here’s a look at some expected features coming to the new iPhones.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 11:22 IST iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will go official today with upgraded cameras amd hardware.HIGHLIGHTSApple will announce the iPhone 11-series later today.The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will get triple cameras in a square-shaped module.The high-end iPhone models are also expected to get fast charging support.In just a few hours from now, Apple will launch the iPhone 11-series at a special hardware event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in the company’s headquarters. The iPhone 11 event will begin at 10:30pm IST and will be livestreamed for the first time on YouTube. There has been a lot of talk about what Apple will call its next iPhones and it currently stands at iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These new iPhones will replace the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, respectively, and are expected to come with some noticeable upgrades to the cameras and hardware.There have been multiple reports from trusted sources such as Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman about the iPhone 11, so there’s plenty to go on. Here’s a quick look at some of the biggest features expected to come to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.– The biggest “new” thing about the iPhone 11-series will be the camera upgrade. Apple is adding more cameras to its iPhones this time around. By now you must have seen renders and live images of the iPhone 11 with a square-shaped camera module on the back. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max will get a new triple camera setup, while the iPhone XR successor, simply called iPhone 11, will get dual cameras.– Apple will likely spend a good amount of the keynote talking about the cameras on the iPhone 11-series. The cameras are still largely a mystery, but one of them is expected to include an ultra wide-angle lens. We also expect to see some improved AI features for the camera for better low-light photography considering how good the competition has gotten in recent times.advertisement– The displays on the iPhone 11 phones are expected to be similar to their predecessors. The iPhone 11 will sport an LCD display much like last year’s iPhone XR. The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will feature OLED displays.– Apple will keep the same wide notch on the iPhone 11 models to house advanced facial recognition sensors. Face ID is said to get an upgrade with a wider field of view so that the iPhone can scan your face even when lying flat on a table.– There have been rumours in the past that the iPhone 11 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature to charge devices like the AirPods and Apple Watch, similar to what Samsung and Huawei have been offering on their recent flagships. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that the new iPhone models will not support bilateral wireless charging. He adds that the phones will also not come with Apple Pencil support.– The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max may finally get fast charging support as per the analyst. Apple is expected to ship the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones with an 18W fast charger. The iPhone XR successor, however, will stick to 5W charging.– Apple’s keynote invite shows the Apple logo in a variety of colours, which has led many to believe that the iPhone XR successor will come in some new colours that could include green and purple options.– The iPhone 11-series will be powered by a new A13 processor, so you can expect a bump in performance and improved AI computation compared to the A12 Bionic chip. Apple is also said to do away with 3D Touch for good with all three new iPhone models losing the feature.ALSO READ | Apple iPhone 11 launch: All devices expected to launch, expected price, how to watch event in India and moreGet 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 AppleFollow iPhone 11last_img read more