Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Fit listed on Samsung’s own app after update

first_imgAhead of the Unpacked event on February 20, Samsung seems to have unwittingly confirmed the launch of the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch, Galaxy Buds truly wireless earbuds and Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e fitness bands. The wearables have been listed on Samsung’s official Galaxy Wearable app for Android. The product names and images have been put up, pretty much confirming their designs.The wearables have been listed after a new update to the Galaxy Wearable app for Android, and was first spotted by Twitter account SamCentralTech. The Galaxy Watch Active has the same image that has been seen in leaked renders recently. According to the app, the Galaxy Watch Active will come in a 40mm case and at least two colours. The image once again confirms that Galaxy Watch Active will come without Samsung’s trademark rotating bezel.The Galaxy Watch Active is said to run on Samsung’s new One UI. The new software is expected to bring a Dark Mode that will darken the background for watch faces, which will help conserve battery life. The smartwatch is tipped to come with an Exynos 9110 chip with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It may also get a smaller battery at 230mAh compared to the 300mAh battery inside the Gear Sport. Next up, we see the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e fitness bands listed. This is the first time we are getting a look at the fitness band, and it seems pretty traditional with a rubber strap and a possible AMOLED display. It is still unclear how the Galaxy Fit and Fit e differ from each other, but it might have something to do with some additional health related features for one of them.advertisement Lastly, we have the Galaxy Buds, which has been talked about in recent days with rumours saying that Samsung will bundle the wireless earbuds with the Galaxy S10 for preorders. The image keeps in line with past renders and leaked official images. The tiny earbuds will come in a charging case that can wirelessly charge by placing it on the back of the Galaxy S10 since the flagship smartphone will support reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy Buds are said to come with 58mAh batteries, while the case will hold a 252mAh capacity.With these wearables showing up on the Galaxy Wearable app, it is pretty much a surety now that Samsung will announce them at its Unpacked event on February 20. The event will also see the launch of the Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ and possibly the foldable smartphone as well.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Buds images show off design, expected specs detailedALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 full specs leak out revealing everything ahead of February 20 launchlast_img read more

MS Dhoni slams Chennai pitch again: Don’t want to play on wickets like these

first_imgChennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday expressed his disappointment at the pitch conditions in MA Chidambaram Stadium despite the defending champions winning all their four matches at home in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.Chennai Super Kings clinched a comfortable seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders to seal the top spot of the eight-team IPL 2019 table. KKR struggled to get going on a sluggish pitch wherein batsmen were finding it difficult to put bat to ball. Andre Russell though managed to work his way to a half-century helping KKR go past the 100-run mark in the 20th over of the innings.In reply, Chennai Super Kings never even got to the fourth gear while batting but still managed to get home in 17.2 overs.Shedding light on how difficult it has been for batsmen in Chepauk this year, Dhoni said: “I don’t think we want to be playing on these tracks. It becomes too low scoring. It becomes slightly difficult for our batsmen as well. After losing (Dwayne) Bravo, it is slightly difficult for us to get the combination right.”We have been cribbing about the track but we have ended up winning the game.”Notably, Dhoni had slammed the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after the IPL 2019 opener wherein Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for just 70 runs. Even Kohli had expressed his disappointment at the rank turner that was on offer during the first match of the season.Chennai Super Kings spinners, including veterans Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir, have relished bowling on this wicket. The seasoned campaigners were at it again on Tuesday as they picked up four wickets between them, conceding just 36 runs in 8 overs.advertisementMeanwhile, young fast bowler Deepak Chahar won the Man of the Match award for his match-winning spell of 4 for 20. While Chahar had been completing his four-over quota inside the powerplay, unavailability of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo due to an injury forced Chennai Super Kings to give the right-arm pacer overs at the death.Chahar responded well on Tuesday and even went on keep the big-hitting Andre Russell quiet in the 19th over of KKR’s innings.”I think I knew we are going to play a lot of games at Chennai. So, I worked on my slower ball and yorkers. I spend a lot of time in the dressing room with MS while playing Table Tennis and I have got to learn a lot from him. With Bravo injured, I have got opportunity to bowl at the death,” Chahar said.Also Read | Tahir, Harbhajan maturing like fine wine: Dhoni after CSK outclass KKR in ChennaiAlso See:last_img read more

Why focus only on Rishabh Pant? I feel bad for Ambati Rayudu: Gautam Gambhir

first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli and the selectors, led by M.S.K. Prasad, may have decided to back experience while picking the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales, but former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels they may have missed out on thinking out-of-the-box and bringing in a few unknown faces to take the opponents by surprise.Speaking to IANS, on the sidelines of the CricPlay media round table, Gambhir said it was for Prasad to show faith in the youngsters and back them.However, the 2011 World Cup winning opener also added that if the current selectors feel this is the best team, then others should support them.”I don’t know. It is ultimately about MSK because it is not about people who have experience. It is about what you think is right and that doesn’t come with experience, it comes with belief.”If your belief is strong enough, it doesn’t matter if you have played 100 Test matches or you haven’t played a single Test. It is your belief and confidence that matters more than anything else.”Whether they have picked bits and pieces players — that is what the selectors, the captain and the team management needs to decide.”Ultimately we want the Indian team to do well and try and win the World Cup. If they think this is the best 15 that can achieve that, we have to support them. I love thinking out-of-the-box and that is what I always did,” he said.Asked if it was unfair on Rishabh Pant as the selectors picked Dinesh Karthik over the youngster, Gambhir said that he was equally sad for Ambati Rayudu and that Pant still had age on his side, but Rayudu doesn’t.advertisement”Why speak about only one player? There is Ambati Rayudu who missed out as well. He is averaging 48 in ODIs, why focus only on Pant? I feel it is far more disheartening for someone like Rayudu because Pant has age on his side.”Rayudu doesn’t have age on his side and we should be talking about Rayudu because Pant is at least playing one format of the game,” he pointed.Commenting on the current squad, Gambhir said that this time the bowling unit looks better than the one which helped India win the World Cup in 2011.”We have the experience of Dhoni, who is playing his fourth World Cup. We also have Hardik Pandya who has an X-factor, but we have a better bowling attack this time than what we did in 2011.”We have Jasprit Bumrah who is at present the best white-ball bowler and that is why I think this bowling attack is far more better than the one in 2011. It is on the batsmen to now put the runs on the board.”This is a format where you have to be the real world champion to win the trophy because whoever wins will have beaten all the other teams in the world,” he said.Talking of backing players, Gambhir is often seen as the man behind the rise of pacer Navdeep Saini, but the former opener feels it is the bowler’s credit that he has constantly worked on his game.”You have to give credit to him. I backed a talented player. As a captain my job was to give opportunity to the talent. It was ultimately up to him as to where he wants to take that opportunity. He is working hard and clocking 150kmph. There is nobody in India who is clocking that pace and that is why I had picked him in my World Cup squad as I felt he could be the X-factor.”We had picked R. Ashwin in the 2011 World Cup because we thought he had the X-factor. He was an unknown commodity and he did wonders for us in the game against Australia. Not many people in world cricket is bowling at 150kmph at present and that is why I felt the unknown factor could have worked,” he explained.Commenting on his involvement with CricPlay, Gambhir said: “It is a great stress buster for me. Whatever you do, you are still a leader and you want to think as a leader and that takes your mind away from other things. I get to play against people across the country and I love that.”Business head Gaurav Sarin added: “We honestly believe if we touch you in a positive way, we can find a better way to make money than asking the users to pay to play. People aren’t playing this for money.”advertisementAlso Read | India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik celebrated World Cup call-up with Rosogollaslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Umesh Yadav short on confidence, says Ashish Nehra

first_imgFormer India pacer Ashish Nehra feels not playing regularly for the national team has dented Umesh Yadav’s confidence and its impact can be seen in the ongoing IPL where he has conceded almost 10 runs per over in nine games.The 31-year-old fast bowler played his last Test for India against Australia in December while he dawned the national ODI jersey in October. He was also overlooked for the World Cup squad and even failed to make it in the list of standby players.”Umesh is short on confidence especially because of the way he has performed in the last 4-5 months. He hasn’t been playing for India. He is not a part of the World Cup, it’s not easy for any cricketer to take that. He is not even in the standby,” Nehra said after RCB’s 16-run loss to Delhi Capitals here on Sunday.”That definitely must be playing on his mind. He is someone who has always been good. He has plenty of skill and talent. He bowls really well with the new ball, last year that was the mantra of his success. He should look to make a comeback in the Indian team and he knows what he has to do for that,” Nehra added.Yadav has taken eight wickets for RCB in nine games, conceding 315 runs at an economy rate of 9.59.Talking about RCB’s loss, Nehra lamented that his fast bowling unit was not up to the mark. After restricting Delhi to 151 in 18 overs, the pace duo of Umesh and Navdeep Saini leaked 36 runs in last two overs helping Delhi set an above-par target of 187.advertisement”I don’t think it was a 188-run wicket. I feel we could have bowled much better. Compared to Bombay, Bengaluru it was an easier wicket to bowl on. Bowlers missed the trick especially the way Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav bowled the last over. 36 are too many runs. Anything more than 160 batting second on this wicket is tough,” Nehra said.Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra, who bowled an excellent spell of 2/ 29, said the reason behind the team’s success this season lies in the middle order performing well.”Last year a lot of our players were injured especially our fast bowlers. This year we have a very good middle order, that was one place where we were lacking. We a good blend of experience and youth,” Mishra said.Delhi Capitals, earlier known as Delhi Daredevils has reached the playoffs after six years. The finished last in 2018.”The team atmosphere is very good. The players are bonding well with each other. We have kept everything simple. We have tried to commit fewer mistakes. “The spinner also credited coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly for the team’s success.”Dada and Ricky Ponting joining the squad has been huge for us. Both are aggressive but handle the team very calmly which is very important for the team,” he said.Also Read | Deepak and Rahul Chahar: Brothers separated by fate, united by one dreamAlso Read | IPL 2019: Unadkat credits Steve Smith’s backing for match-winning spell vs SRHAlso Seelast_img read more

I don’t care about records: Hardik Pandya after 34-ball 91 vs KKR

first_imgMumbai Indians were reeling at 58 for 4 in chase of a mammoth 233-run target against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Andre Russell had demolished the MI bowling attack smashing a 40-ball 80 in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.Not a lot of cricketers have been able to overshadow Russell’s masterclass in IPL 2019 but in-form India all-rounder Hardik Pandya managed to do it with ease.Pandya gave Mumbai Indians dugout and their fans a glimmer of hope in their 233-run chase with some extraordinary ball-striking skills. Pandya smashed the fastest fifty of IPL 2019 (17 balls) and made 91 from just 34 balls before getting out in the 18th over in a bid to bring the asking rate down.Pandya was hitting sixes at will. To be precise, he had hit a six every four balls on Sunday and gave KKR a huge scare before perishing while trying to add another six to his tally.Panya was just 9 runs short of his maiden T20 century but the Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder said he didn’t play for records and has never cared about personal milestones.”I don’t care about records. I’m someone who will never play for records. For me, I don’t care about the numbers, I don’t care about my stats. It’s just that in short, the team should win. That’s the only focus I always have. It’s good to be honest but I will never play for records. I had no idea… In the end, for me, what matters is that the team should win. Today [Sunday] was not our day and I don’t count these records,” Hardik Pandya told Mumbai Indians.advertisement| #KungFuPandya is striking the ball cleanly and we’re all loving it #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #KKRvMI @hardikpandya7 Indians (@mipaltan) April 29, 2019Hardik added: “I knew I had to keep scoring runs and keep hitting sixes. To be honest, I didn’t have much of a plan. It was simple. Everyone knew what I had to do – just go and enjoy my game, keep hitting and make sure I don’t get out.”Hardik Pandya has been in fine form in IPL 2019. The India all-rounder missed out on most part of the limited-overs tours to Australia and New Zealand earlier this year due to an off-field controversy.On his comeback, Hardik has batted at a different level altogether. His IPL 2019 numbers 355 runs at close to a strike rate of 200 from 12 matches tell us a lot about his improved consistency.Want to continue good form at 2019 World Cup: HardikStressing he wants to carry forward the batting form to the 2019 World Cup, Hardik said he is keen on completing an IPL-World Cup double this year.”My confidence will obviously grow high. I really want to win this IPL. After that, I have the World Cup – which is my dream. I want to get the World Cup and I want to make sure I keep doing this, what I’m doing right now. Hopefully, we get the IPL trophy and the World Cup,” Hardik said.Also Read | Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant surpasses Kumar Sangakkara to set new IPL recordAlso Read | I try to make sure no back-biting in KKR camp, says Dinesh KarthikAlso See:last_img read more

Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is leaving after five seasons in which they dominated Serie A, the Italian club said on Friday.”Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019-2020 season,” the club said in a statement, announcing a news conference for Saturday.His departure could open the way for the return of Antonio Conte, who left Juventus in 2014 to take charge of the Italian national side.The 51-year-old has won Serie A in each of his five seasons with the Turin club, helping them become the first side to win the Italian league eight times in a row.They also won the Coppa Italia in his first four seasons in charge and were Champions League runners-up in 2015 and 2017.However, this season was still seen as a disappointment as the signing of five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo failed to prevent Juventus being knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Ajax Amsterdam.Allegri, who spent much of his playing career as a midfielder in Serie B, said immediately after that defeat that he wanted to stay at the club.He had arrived at Juventus six months after being sacked by AC Milan, whom he had led to the Serie A title at the first attempt in 2011 after earning coaching plaudits at Cagliari.He was initially greeted with hostility at Juventus; supporters hurled eggs at his car as he arrived for his first training session. But he quickly won the fans over as the club continued their dominance of Serie A.advertisementHis final game in charge will be at Sampdoria on May 26.Also Read | Will give our 100 per cent: Sunil Chhetri on Igor Stimac’s appointmentlast_img read more

Champions League Final 2019: Klopp pokes fun at finals record as he aims for 7th time lucky

first_imgLiverpool coach Juergen Klopp is looking to put right a dismal personal record of six straight defeats in finals when his side take on Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Champions League showdown but the German has dismissed suggestions he is unlucky.Klopp’s worrying trend in finals began when his Borussia Dortmund side lost an all-German Champions League final to Bayern Munich in 2013, while he lost the biggest game in club football last year when Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1.In between those disappointments he lost two German Cup finals with Dortmund, to Bayern and Wolfsburg, as well as a League Cup final to Manchester City in his first season with Liverpool and the Europa League showpiece to Sevilla.”Since 2012, apart from 2017, I was with my team in a final. Sometimes by luck, but in the last seven years I am a world record holder in winning semi-finals,” a smiling Klopp told a news conference.”There can be moments that are unlucky and lucky, but I cannot change that. I understand luck… if you work for it, then you get it from time to time.”If I was the reason for losing six finals in a row then everyone should worry! If not, we have a chance.”The affable Klopp poked more fun at his poor record in one-off matches by jokingly suggesting that UEFA directors proposing changes to the Champions League could consider awarding the trophy to semi-final winners.Klopp has a full squad at his disposal after he confirmed forward Roberto Firmino had fully recovered from a muscle injury which has kept him out of action since May 1.advertisementFortune certainly seemed to desert him last year against Madrid when his side lost talisman Mohamed Salah to injury and conceded two goals due to woeful errors from goalkeeper Loris Karius, but he believes his team are stronger this time around.Bolstered by a more reliable keeper in Brazilian Alisson and with the added power of midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita, Liverpool picked up an astounding 97 points as they finished runners-up in the Premier League.They have also beaten European heavyweights such as Bayern, Paris St Germain, Napoli and Barcelona on their way to the final.”It was three strange goals which we don’t usually concede but we accepted it and we’ve learnt a lot since then, last year’s final was like a starting point for the next step,” he said.”We have become a completely different team, we had to develop our approach, our tactics and look at how to behave in different situations.”We still have fantastic football games, the boys made this step, that’s the reason for 97 points. They’ve been really consistent and tomorrow we should be consistent again.”Also Read | I wish to retire at Real Madrid: Sergio RamosAlso Read | Antonio Conte named new Inter Milan coachAlso Seelast_img read more

Dominic Thiem extends olive branch to Serena Williams with mixed doubles offer

first_imgAustria’s Dominic Thiem has extended an olive branch to Serena Williams after their media room misunderstanding at the French Open by offering to partner the American in mixed doubles at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.Thiem, who finished runner-up at Roland Garros, was left fuming after being asked to make way for Williams at a post-match news conference following her third-round defeat in the first week of the tournament.Williams, who had just lost in straight sets to Sofia Kenin, was pushing organizers to give her a room right away and Thiem accused the American of showing bad personality and treating him like a junior.”Probably it was not Serena’s mistake,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “I find her achievements unbelievable, sensational. I would like to make amends with her in Wimbledon or the U.S. Open mixed doubles,” Thiem said.”In retrospect, it was funny that such an organizational mistake happened at a Grand Slam tournament. What I do not understand is that it blew up so much.”Thiem, a clay court specialist, said he wanted to improve his record at Wimbledon, where he has never reached the quarter-finals. He retired midway through his opening round match against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis last year.Wimbledon is special, the 25-year-old added. I want to show myself better than last year. At that time I was slightly injured and had to give up in the first round. Now I see good chances to get relatively far.Also Read | French Open 2019: Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic streak to reach finalAlso Read | French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to clinch 12th title at Roland GarrosAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

DMK, BJP spar over alleged imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu

first_imgDravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) member Kalanidhi Veeraswamy Wednesday alleged the BJP-led NDA government attempted to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu, which was thwarted by the Dravidian party.Participating in the discussions on Demands for Grants for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for 2019-20 in Lok Sabha, Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will continue to protect Tamil speaking people’s linguistic pride.”There have been 3 attempts by the BJP-led NDA government to impose Hindi on Tamil people…We have agitated and successfully thwarted the BJP’s attempt to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members T R Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran were also seen supporting Kalanidhi Veeraswamy.” We are Dravidians and have been opposing the imposition of Hindi since 1930. We will continue to protect our linguistic pride,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.However, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy protested and said that Hindi is India’s main language, how can DMK MP Veeraswamy speak against Hindi.”We are talking about Sports, where does imposition of Hindi come in…This is completely wrong,” Rajiv Pratap Rudy asserted.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: Section 144 imposed at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru from July 11 to 14ALSO READ | From Jai Shri Ram to Allahu Akbar: How our netas took an oath of duty in Lok SabhaALSO WATCH | BJP MP Om Birla unanimously elected as Lok Sabha speakerlast_img read more

Asked AITA for neutral venue: Mahesh Bhupathi on India’s Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

first_imgThe Indian Davis Cup team wants the tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month to be shifted to a neutral venue and is baffled that the national federation has merely asked for a security re-check so far.After repeatedly making statements that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) will seek a neutral venue, its general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee surprisingly sought just a security re-check from the International Tennis Federation.It left the players and the team management disappointed and after discussing the matter among themselves, they have decided to approach the federation.”We have asked AITA to request for a neutral venue,” said India captain Mahesh Bhupathi.Another player, who did not wish to be named, said the team is “quite surprised” with how AITA has dealt with the situation.The AITA said it would go ahead with the visa formalities for the tie if the September 14-15 clash is cleared by the ITF following a fresh security check.A section within the AITA is also surprised that the Indian government was not ready to take a stand despite escalating tension between the two nations following recent scrapping of the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir.Sports minister Kiren Rijijiu on Monday said that since the Asia Oceania Group 1 tie is not a bilateral series and the world body is involved in hosting of the Davis Cup, they can’t stop tennis players from travelling to Pakistan.”We understand that the Olympic charter does not allow government interference but this is a question of lives of the players. The government always jumps in when Indian citizens are trapped abroad and try to ensure their safe passage back to country,” said an official on condition of anonymity.advertisement”Are tennis players not citizens of India? How can the government risk their lives by not stopping them?” he asked.The AITA is also being criticised for not seeking a neutral venue despite the prevailing circumstances.”It’s beyond understanding why AITA did not ask for change in venue in clear terms? Why are they beating around the bush? Do players mean anything to them,” said another official.No Indian Davis Cup team has travelled to Pakistan since 1964 and bilateral cricket ties between the two countries have been dormant since the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.Since 2017, Pakistan have played four of their five home ties in Islamabad, hosting Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Iran. Hong Kong had refused to travel to Pakistan in 2017, giving them a walkover.The last time Pakistan played on a neutral venue was when it hosted China in Colombo in 2016.Also Read | ITF satisfied with security plans for Pakistan vs India Davis Cup tie in IslamabadAlso Read | Indian government won’t have say on participation in Davis Cup tie in Pakistan: Kiren RijijuAlso Read | Pakistan rules out shifting of Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venuelast_img read more


first_imgMany local residents will be celebrating their Greek heritage this weekend in Sioux City with food and entertainment.Spokesperson Christine McAvoy says Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 17th annual “Greek Fest” at the church located at 900 6th Street:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………amount of pastry. :10Besides the gyros and baklava,there’s also traditional Greek music and dancing.McAvoy says there are also tours available of the historic church, which is 99 years old:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..on these tours. :23There’s also a Bazaar with a variety of merchandise on sale also.Greek Fest begins Friday from 5pm until 10pm and runs from 11am-10pm Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sunday.last_img read more


first_imgAn officer with the Sioux City Police Department was injured Wednesday morning as he was assisting at the scene of a traffic accident on the Highway 20 Bypass.Police Lt. Chris Groves says the officer was seated in his patrol vehicle around 6:45am helping to direct traffic when his car was struck by a passing vehicle:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….rear of the car. :15Groves says it’s not known yet why the driver didn’t see the vehicle and its flashing lights on the open stretch of highway:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………cars to move. :17Groves says the side airbags deployed and the officer sustained minor injuries.The driver of the car will be cited and was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.Photo by Sioux City Policelast_img read more

Trevone Boykin out 4-6 weeks after wrist surgery (but not really)

first_imgAccording to Frogs O’ War Trevone Boykin had wrist surgery this week and will not play on Saturday against Oklahoma State.That’s a bummer for Boykin and a stroke of luck for the Pokes since Boykin was having easily the best season of his career.A look at his line: 58 percent | 1,463 yards | 11 TDs | 2 INT | 305 rushing yards | 3 rushing TDsBREAKING NEWS: Trevone Boykin Has Wrist Surgery, Out 4-6 Weeks— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014Gundy said on Monday that No. 2 was going to be a problem for OSU.“Feels like spreading people out and allowing him (Boykin) to be the thrower he is, but then he’s also leading their team in rushing.”Boykin’s replacement is A&M transfer Matt Joeckel who backed up John Foots for the last two years in College Station.Boykin actually beat him out for the job in fall camp.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Trevone Boykin won't play on Saturday (USATSI)Trevone Boykin won’t play on Saturday (USATSI)UPDATE (2:09 p.m.)TCU spokesman tells me Trevone Boykin is practicing today.— David Ubben (@davidubben) October 14, 2014Nothing is real.TCU coach Gary Patterson tells me there’s no truth to a report that Trevone Boykin had wrist surgery Monday and will miss 4-6 weeks.— David Ubben (@davidubben) October 14, 2014The sources were tricked, apparently.Earlier today, we received faulty information regarding TCU, and quarterback Trevone Boykin.— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014 Now, it appears that a trick had been played on the sources. I had no reason to doubt my writer, and he had no reason to doubt his sources.— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014center_img Our writer received confirmation of the story from multiple sources, and I made the call to run it.— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014last_img read more

Germany roll to Norway thrashing

first_imgGermany 6 Norway 0: World Cup holders move one step closer to Russia 2018 Harry West 04:36 9/5/17 Germany - Cropped Bongarts Germany are on the brink of securing qualification to Russia 2018 after the World Cup holders demolished Norway 6-0 on Monday. Timo Werner scored twice as Germany swept aside Norway 6-0 to move one step closer to qualification for the World Cup finals in Russia next year.The holders would have secured progress had Northern Ireland failed to defeat Czech Republic, but their Group C rivals’ win means the defending champions will advance if they avoid defeat in Belfast next month.Few would back against Joachim Low’s side on this form, after a three-goal blitz in the opening 21 minutes effectively put the game to bed in Stuttgart on Monday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Mesut Ozil, perhaps relishing the freedom of a break from the current discontent at Arsenal, gave Germany the lead and Julian Draxler – recalled as one of three changes from Friday’s 2-1 win in Prague – added a second soon afterwards.Werner’s first was a simple tap-in as Norway wilted under the opening barrage, and the RB Leipzig forward doubled his tally with a fine header shortly before the interval.Half-time substitute Leon Goretzka made it five shortly after the resumption and his fellow replacement Mario Gomez added further gloss as Germany maintained their perfect qualifying record this campaign.Current mood #DieMannschaft #GERNOR 5-0— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) September 4, 2017Germany had taken only quarter of an hour to make the breakthrough in the reverse fixture exactly a year ago and they were even quicker off the mark this time as Ozil swept home Jonas Hector’s cut-back from the left in the 10th minute.Toni Kroos blazed over when he ought to have doubled the lead a minute later but the hosts did not have to wait long to stretch their advantage as Draxler turned sharply inside the box and placed a calm finish into the bottom-left corner.Norway were in danger of complete capitulation and only had themselves to blame for Germany’s third. Jorgen Skjelvik’s loose pass set the defence on the back foot and Thomas Muller dummied Kroos’ square pass to Werner, who had the simplest of tasks to tap home.The visitors briefly managed to stem the black and white tide, but the respite was only temporary as Werner claimed his second in the 40th minute, arching his back impressively to head in Muller’s excellent right-wing delivery.Özil’s first goal for in over a yearDraxler goal on first start of the seasonWerner now 6 goals in 8 internationalsGermany— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) September 4, 2017Kroos was brilliantly denied by Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein on the stroke of half-time but the pattern continued after the break as Muller’s replacement Goretzka quickly announced himself on proceedings, rising highest to nod home Draxler’s chipped cross.Norway belatedly showed some signs of life as Ole Selnaes fired narrowly off-target and Mats Hummels deflected a low ball just wide but Germany were soon on the front foot again as Gomez’s diving header converted Joshua Kimmich’s cross to complete a thumping victory for the holders, whose form looks ominous for those hoping to relieve them of the trophy in Russia. read morelast_img read more

Herrera in Champions League warning to Man Utd

first_imgAnder Herrera Herrera fires Champions League warning to Man Utd team-mates Stephen Darwin Last updated 2 years ago 15:51 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ander Herrera Man Utd 2017 Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Basel Basel UEFA Champions League The Spaniard urges his side to remember where they came from having triumphed in the Europa League and that they can’t take any opponent lightly Ander Herrera has a stark warning for his Manchester United team-mates, insisting it would be a mistake to underestimate their Champions League opponents.The Red Devils were drawn in what, on paper, appears to be one of the easier groups in this season’s competition, with the Premier League club facing Basel, CSKA Moscow and Benfica.Man Utd 5/2 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing United sealed their progression to the Champions League by winning the Europa League last term and Herrera insists that Jose Mourinho’s side must now take it game-by-game in Europe’s premier club competition.He said, as quoted by ESPN: “We have to know where we come from. We have come from the Europa League, we won it and it is very important and it is a very good title but it is the Europa League.”We were sixth in the Premier League [last season] so we have to respect every team we face because they deserve to be in the Champions League.”Basel have been champions of Switzerland for many years, they have a talented team. They sell players to the world with a lot of talent. We have to respect them. We are ready but we have to respect every opponent and realise where we have come from.”We are a big club and maybe the biggest in the world but we were not in the Champions League last season and we have to take it step by step. First aim we have is Basel. We cannot think of winning the Champions League now, we have to take it one step at a time.”Herrera also praised the impact of summer signing Romelu Lukaku and believes he is capable of delivering in the Champions League.He added: “Last season we won three titles because we had one of the top scorers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If you want to be a champion and win titles you need a guy like him and Romelu is doing fantastic for us.”Paul Pogba is there to score goals, Marcus [Rashford] will score, Anthony [Martial] is scoring, Juan [Mata] will score because it is in his DNA so we cannot give all the responsibility to Romelu. It is important to have him though.”It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t played Champions League before, he has scored goals and played in the best league in the world so he will score goals for us. He is so hungry, he wants to win things, he wants to score goals and he wants to be important.”last_img read more

Trapp discusses possible PSG exit

first_imgTransfers PSG goalkeeper Trapp discusses possible PSG exit Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 16:56 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kevin Trapp Getty Images Transfers PSG PSG v Troyes Troyes Ligue 1 The goalkeeper knows he needs to be playing in order to secure a spot in Joachim Low’s 23 man squad, and admitted he might need to leave Paris Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp concedes a January transfer might be necessary in order to salvage his World Cup hopes.The Germany international made his first appearance of the season in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Troyes, with head coach having preferred Alphonse Areola between the posts up until this point.PSG to beat Bayern BTTS 14/5 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Trapp joined Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Bernd Leno in Germany’s triumphant Confederations Cup squad earlier this year and Manuel Neuer’s on-going injury problems bring the competition for goalkeeping places in Joachim Low’s Russia 2018 squad into sharper focus.”Of course, I’ve said that a player needs to play regularly in order to go to the World Cup,” Trapp told reporters after his clean sheet return.”It’s normal. I’ve never seen a coach call someone up who wasn’t playing.”But we’ll see what happens. Now is not the time to talk about my future.”Trapp added: “It [the transfer window] is close but we still have six or seven games to win, then we’ll see what happens during the break.”I’ve said that I’m happy here, despite my situation. I’ve also had some good talks with the coaches, which is important.”last_img read more

‘Tortillas that taste like glory’ – the secret of Mexico’s World Cup diet

first_imgShare on Messenger Mexico starting to think big but need to refocus for South Korea test Mexico Every member of the squad has a different diet plan, “not just based on his position”, Boullosa said, “but also based on his physique and his performance in training and in games. It’s not the same for someone who played 90 minutes, to someone who stayed on the bench, we take every variable into account to make sure every player gets what they need”.The plan obviously worked for Mexico’s opening match, where their high-tempo game overwhelmed defending champions Germany. Read more Twitter Since arriving in Europe for the World Cup red meat has been finally back on the menu for the players. “Players ask for their quesadillas and their tacos and that really helps psychologically, because you bring them closest to home” said squad nutritionist Beatriz Boullosa, who rejoined the Mexican backroom staff in 2015. She was previously part of the staff that helped Mexico win the under-17 world title in 2011, and also worked for the Olympic team that won the gold medal in 2012.“We brought a lot of food and we also brought a chef to make every dish as the player likes it, we are making corn tortillas that taste like glory.” While every player at the World Cup will be taking great care over their diet and nutrition during the tournament, the Mexican squad have an extra incentive to be careful – to avoid domestic meat contaminated with growth hormones.The squad has bought two tons of food along with them to Russia, but none of the meat will be coming from Mexico itself. Mexico has a history of producing meat contaminated with Clenbuterol, used to promote muscle growth in livestock, but also banned as a performance-enhancing substance in athletes. Having gone without while in Mexico, the squad were allowed to start eating red meat once they arrived in Denmark for a pre-World Cup friendly. “Players are carnivorous by nature and they are happy to get the red meat back on their diet, and in nutrition terms it was also important” Boullosa said.One vital ingredient for their diet has come from Mexico, however – hot sauces. “We made a spicy chili-peanut sauce that is delicious, and we also have traditional salsas some of the super spicy and some mild ones”, added Boullosa. “We also brought cans of beans and corn. We are super loaded.”Still, while the backroom staff take every care over the preparation, it’s not always the case that players will listen. Before their departure from Mexico some of the squad made headlines after being seen out late partying for Javier Hernández’s 30th birthday. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share via Email Share on Twitter Reuse this content When used for performance enhancement Clenbuterol increases lean muscle mass and reduces body fat. Agriculturally, although outlawed in most countries, it can be used on cattle, lamb, poultry and swine. The World Anti-Doping Agency has, in the past, issued specific warnings about the problem with agricultural usage in both China and Mexico. In 2011, five players from Mexico’s squad tested positive for clenbuterol, among them Guillermo Ochoa, the starting goalkeeper in this World Cup. The country’s federation ruled the positive tests were caused by contaminated meat. More recently, Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez tested positive for the same forcing the postponement of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin. Read more US sports Share on Pinterest Mexican squad nutritionist Beatriz Boullosa speaks during an interview in Moscow. Photograph: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Share on LinkedIn World Cup Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is a player of substance Facebook Share on Facebook Pinterest Share on WhatsApp World Cup 2018 Topicslast_img read more