Mourinho produces incredible monologue to defend Rashford’s playing time

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasted his critics and produced an incredible monologue, which was filled with statistics, that showed the amount of playing time given to England striker Marcus Rashford over the past two years.His frustration came after some pundits expressed concern over Rashford’s growth over the last two years. Rashford scored for England in his last two internationals but hasn’t started for United on a regular basis in the presence of Romelu Lukaku.Rashford, 20, played 122 minutes of top flight football this season, which included one start just. But, he will miss Saturday’s game against Watford as he is suspended for seeing a red card in the last game at Burnley.With so much talk going around, the question was bound to come to Mourinho and the Portuguese said that he wanted to set the record straight even if ‘obsessed’ people, who had “a problem with some compulsive lies”, would criticise him anyway.”I can imagine on Sunday I am going to be criticised for not playing Marcus but is not my fault, he’s suspended,” said the Portuguese, before embarking on an extended monologue to set out the numbers for those who were “a bit confused”.”In 2016-17: Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches, including the final, and the Community Shield,” he said.”He had 53 appearances, but if you want to take the minutes of play, he played 3,068 minutes and if you want to divide that by 90 minutes of the matches, he played 34.2 matches of 90 minutes in ’16-17.advertisement.@MarcusRashford #MUFC United (@ManUtd) September 14, 2018″In 2017-18, he played 35 matches in the Premier League, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the European Super Cup final.”He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes, if you divide that by 90 it gives 29.7 matches. So with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals.”Mourinho said Rashford could not be compared to other young England players like Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin when it came to minutes played.Rashford, he said, had played “an incredible number of appearances and minutes” at the highest level in the best possible competitions.”Since I was here, he was never one day out of selection because of my decision, only if injured or suspended…so he knows and that’s the most important thing,” he added.”(It) is very important Manchester United supporters know the truth, that’s why I’m going so specific about these numbers.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2018: Azharuddin praises Tamim Iqbal for bravery after broken wrist

first_imgFormer India captain Mohammad Azharuddin heaped special praise on Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal for batting with fractured wrist during the opening match against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2018.Azharuddin said what Tamim did in the match is an extremely difficult thing to do.”Much respect for Tamim Iqbal for batting with one hand, it’s not easy. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi use to bat with only one eye and it was not easy,” said Azharuddin.Tamim sustained the injury early on during the Bangladesh’s innings and was forced to leave the ground. However, he came back to bat after nine wickets fell. The match was eventually won by Bangladesh by 137 runs.Tamim Iqbal reveals why he went out to bat with a fractured wristTamim sustained the injury in only the third ball he faced when a Suranga Lakmal delivery struck him.He was immediately attended by the team physio but excessive pain forced him to retire hurt on two not out. He was taken to the hospital where scans confirmed a fracture and is now expected to be out of action for six weeks.When he returned to the stadium, he decided to go out to bat again as Bangladesh lost nine wickets. He then went on to add 32 runs with captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 144. The last partnership helped Bangladesh score 261 – a target which proved to be an impossible task for Sri Lanka.Salaam Cricket 2018: LIVEReflecting on his decision to got out and bat despite a fractured wrist, Tamim said he took the call in the team’s interest.advertisement”I felt very brave in those ten seconds when the bowler was running in,” admitted Tamim. “I was very pumped up after hearing the roar in the stadium. I could have got out or anything else may have happened, but in that moment, I was very, very committed to the team and nation,” Tamim told ESPNCricinfo.”It was quite risky now that I think about it. My injured hand was behind me but when I played the ball, you’d notice that the hand had come in front. If I had missed the ball, it would have hit my hand.”last_img read more

Champions League: Salah shines for Liverpool, PSG and Napoli play out thrilling draw

first_imgMohamed Salah put aside any doubts about his form after bagging a brace in Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday.Salah’s goals were sandwiched between Roberto Firmino’s opener in the 20th minute and Sadio Mane’s 80th minute strike at Anfield.Salah’s finish from a Xherdan Shaqiri put Liverpool 2-0 up and then the Egyptian scored his second from a penalty after the break to help Liverpool go 3-0 up in the 51st minute.Salah now has six goals from 13 games and it also made him the fastest Liverpool player to score 50 goals for the club.50 @LFC goals in just 65 games.A #UCL night that won’t be forgotten in a hurry by @MoSalah! Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 24, 2018Salah reached the 50-goal mark in 65 games – 12 faster than the previous record holder Albert Stubbins, who set the record in the 1940s.Salah’s form was a cause of concern despite Liverpool’s positive start to the season as he and his fellow attackers have been nowhere near the form they showed last season.The Egyptian didn’t’ score in four games prior to the Champions League clash and doubts were raised regarding him getting anywhere near his 44 goals across all competitions last season.Swiss international Shaqiri, a close-season signing from relegated Stoke City, was seen by many as a squad player but he is showing the kind of creativity allied with work-rate that could earn him more playing time than expected.advertisementShaqiri, a Kosovo-Albanian, caused controversy during the World Cup with an eagle gesture goal celebration against Serbia.The smattering of Red Star fans at Anfield, defying the UEFA ban on the club’s travelling support, jeered the midfielder whenever he touched the ball and a much more hostile reception would be likely for him in the return game on November 6.PSG 2 – 2 NAPOLI@en_sscnapoli @TTuchelofficial: “If you score in the last minutes, you always win something.” #PSGNAP#AllezParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 24, 2018Angel Di Maria curled in a stoppage-time equaliser as Paris Saint-Germain twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli in a pulsating Champions League tie.Napoli went ahead in the Group C game with a Lorenzo Insigne goal in the 29th minute before PSG, who have won their opening 10 games in Ligue 1, levelled when Mario Rui deflected into his own goal in the 61st minute.An opportunist goal by Dries Mertens put Napoli back in front in the 77th minute but they were denied a shock win when Di Maria collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled a delightful effort past David Ospina in the third minute of stoppage time.Napoli have five points from three games and PSG are on four with Liverpool top with six.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

I don’t think he’ll really be proud of what he said: Aakash Chopra on Virat Kohli’s comment

first_imgFormer India batsman Aakash Chopra has defended Virat Kohli but said he “could have done better” after India captain’s “leave India” comment to a cricket fan courted a massive controversy.Kohli was in the eye of a storm during the launch of his mobile application when he told a fan that he should not be living in India if he cannot like Indian cricketers.Chopra, however, said he was “surprised” by Kohli’s remark.”I don’t think this is what Virat Kohli is or this is what he actually thinks. In the last 18-24 months we have seen a lot of maturity with regard to how he speaks, what he actually portrays in the public domain…in all the post match interviews he’s someone who’s is not happy to take credit himself. But he’s happy to be very, very modest and humble.”It does surprise me. What he has said is something, yes, disappointing, unacceptable but then freedom of expression allows us to say what we want and I also feel social media at times gets the worst out of us. He was trying to address a mean tweet perhaps he had gone through a multiple mean tweets before reacting or choosing to react to one…he could have done better. When he’ll look back at it, I don’t think he’ll really be proud of what he said,” Chopra told India Today.Kohli launched his mobile app on his 30th birthday on November 5. He read out social media messages and reacted after reading a particular tweet on his app.advertisement”Over-rated batsman and personally I see nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indians,” Kohli read out the tweet from a fan during his app launch.It was his reaction to the comment that sparked a major uproar.”Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then…you should go and live somewhere else, no? Why are you living in our country and loving other countries? I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right,” Kohli replied.Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to India????.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTF (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018However, Kohli on Thursday took to Twitter to clarify why he made that comment.”I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all,” Kohli tweeted.I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! ??I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. ?? Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all. ???Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 8, 2018Since Kohli’s video went viral, fans have expressed their staunch views over the 30-year-old’s statements calling him arrogant and obnoxious. One fan said Kohli may have had a brain fade moment and shouldn’t be attacked.Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth called the Indian skipper’s comment “an idiotic set of words”.”If you want to remain #KingKohli it may be time to teach yourself to think ‘What would Dravid say?’ before speaking in future. What an idiotic set of words to come from an #India #captain!” Siddharth tweeted.If you want to remain #KingKohli it may be time to teach yourself to think ‘What would Dravid say?’ before speaking in future. What an idiotic set of words to come from an #India #captain! (@Actor_Siddharth) November 8, 2018Kohli has a huge following on social media with most of his posts showing him sweating it out at the gym, which strikes a chord with the youth of the country. He is well aware of his influence on the youth of the country and that he is closely followed not only by the media but millions who profess him their hero.Cricket fans on social media have now started to dig out some old tweets of Kohli and have begun targetting him based on his own words.According to your logic.sir @imVkohliIf you like German made Audi more than Indian TATA or Mahendra then…………?#ViratKohli (@faraz412) November 7, 2018advertisement”Don’t live in India if you love batsmen from other countries” This coming from someone who had his wedding in Italy.??Once Virat said he loves ABD’s batting, he also dated a Brazilian. Then he is also not eligible to live in India?? #ViratKohli is a different level hypocrite! Gaur (@NADEEMGOUR786) November 7, 2018#ViratKohli @imVkohli please leave to GERMANY shihabuddin (@Sayyad62711954) November 7, 2018If you don’t like Indian Tennis Player then you should leave India and go somewhere else.@imVkohli kindly decide your priorities. #ViratKohli Jaiswal (@Shubham4Swaraj) November 8, 2018If you don’t like Indian company bags don’t live here #SayItLikeVIRAT #ViratKohli #RYP (@Kepler___22) November 7, 2018#Kohli #ViratKohli #Germany Where did your marriage held?$akthi Msd (@SakthiMsd3) November 8, 2018last_img read more

Ramos never broke anti-doping rules: Real Madrid respond to Football Leaks allegations

first_imgReal Madrid have denied their captain, Sergio Ramos failed a doping test in the lead up to 2017-18 Champions League final, rubbishing reports of wrongdoing by German magazine Der Spiegel in a Football Leaks revelation.The news magazine published a report on Friday that claimed Ramos’ urine sample taken before the big final between Real and Juventus was tested positive for banned substance, dexamethasone.It was also reported that the Real captain did not follow proper procedures when asked to take a test after a Spanish league match in April this year.”Ramos has never breached anti-doping regulations,” Real said in a statement.”UEFA requested specific information and immediately closed the case referred to, as is customary in such instances, following tests carried out by experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency and UEFA itself.”Also read: Mane extends Liverpool contract, Kante signs new five-year deal with ChelseaUEFA also released a statement, saying it “strongly and categorically refutes unfounded allegations it has covered up positive doping results.”Notably, UEFA did not launch an investigation as the governing body of European football later accepted an explanation from Real’s doctor who conceded to have made an error in the report.It added: “All UEFA doping control cases are conducted in full compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency Code. UEFA has informed both WADA and FIFA of all such cases as required by the WADA Code and UEFA has provided all detailed information, expert reports and evidence during the handling of such cases.”advertisementIt said WADA and FIFA have the right to appeal any decision taken by UEFA on doping control matters to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but neither “did lodge any such appeal.”UEFA said WADA itself has officially confirmed “everything was dealt with appropriately by UEFA and in accordance with the code.”Spain’s anti-doping agency, which would have made the alleged request to test Ramos in April, said it can never publicly disclose information about doping investigations. It said it opens disciplinary procedures only if there is enough evidence of a possible infraction.(With inputs from AP)Also watch:last_img read more

Like Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet backs her instincts (Column: Just Sport)

first_imgBy Veturi SrivatsaRain has not helped Virat Kohlis Twenty20 team. They lost the first game of the three-match series on Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method and the second one was washed out when India had a great chance of winning chasing a modest score. It was frustrating for the players seeing the covers being taken out and immediately brought back a couple of times, revising and reducing the overs to a ridiculous mandatory minimum of five. The rain gods did not want this farce.Some six hours earlier, in another part of the world, about 16,500 km from Melbourne, the Indian women’s team not only lost a more critical T20 game, they also missed a great chance of winning World championship after bowing out to England in the semi-final at Antigua.Even as the Indian team headed for a big defeat, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur did not need a meteorologist to tell her about the impending storm, brewing up over her decision to drop the team’s most experienced player and the highest scorer in the two shortest formats of the game and her predecessor Mithali Raj, playing in her last World T20 World Championship, which has now been renamed the T20 World Cup. Harmanpreet was quick to realise the gravity of the situation and wanted to put an end to the controversy at her post-match presser. She rehearsed her lines well: “Whatever we decided, we decided for the team. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. So, no regrets, I am proud of the way we’ve played.” “This is learning for us because we are a young team, sometimes you have to change the game as per the wicket,” Harmanpreet added. “The way we play – aggressive cricket – is a positive. Earlier we were a defensive team and now we are an attacking one,” the Indian skipper further expressed. Unmistakable shades of Kohli aggro, even in the choice of words. The team management apparently decided to name the playing eleven after seeing the pitch for the first semi-final between Australia and West Indies. So the tour selectors, which included the coach and national selector, decided to go into the match with the line-up that beat Australia in the pool game, calling it a “winning combination.” What the twitterati did not like is Mithali getting dropped after scoring two 50s in the tournament and in a T20, they are signs of an in-form player. No point going into the scores and wickets of players who were preferred to Mithali. It cuts both ways and one can be wiser after the event. If only Mithali was around, she could have held the innings together in a crisis time to give the bowlers something more to bowl at. Also, Harmanpreet would have had her advice in the field, like Kohli gets from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In any case, Mithali would not have been a bad choice even if she were not the part of a winning team, looking at the batting line-up. The Indian girls seemed to be doing everything that made sure they lose the match. The way they charged the bowling was truly mad and the bowlers allowed the English girls to cut, swipe and pull as if it was a club bash. Even those who had starts perished with a death wish. After such a pulsating match in the World Cup final last year, which India lost by nine runs, this was unbelievable surrender.advertisementThe last of it has not been heard yet and the blame game, which has already started, would continue on return home.Even the men had pre-match speculation about the playing eleven, but sensibly Kohli-Ravi Shastri went in with the same eleven. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who conceded 55 runs in the first game and was not sure of getting a second chance, got one and came back strongly, confirming his tremendous potential. He still has to learn how to bowl in the slog overs. The Indians showed marked improvement, both in their bowling and fielding, particularly catching. With the ball doing a bit, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jaspirt Bumrah were at their best and the two encouraged young Khaleel to do his bit, bowling to his captain’s fielding plans. Trailing in the series, the Indians may not make any change for Sunday’s game at the spin-friendly SCG, retaining left-arm Krunal Pandya after his good showing at the MCG. From Monday onwards, it’s all Test preparation. A serious four-day practice game before the first Test at Adelaide, starting December 6, will give players like Ravichandran Ashin, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma an opportunity to test the conditions, both will have arrived after playing Ranji Trophy matches back home. The board has a way of coming up with ridiculous orders, like they told Shami not to bowl more than 15-17 overs in his Ranji match against Kerala in Kolkata. Shami defied the fiat and bowled 26 overs. That is his way of telling the board that it is for his body to decide how much it can handle. The batsmen, who were not part of the Twenty20 scheme, went to New Zealand with the India A team and played one game, in which the youngsters Prithvi Shah and Hanuma Vihari got good runs while seniors Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay couldn’t.advertisement(Veturi Srivatsa is a senior journalist. The views expressed are personal. He can be reached at–IANSvs/kk/vmlast_img read more

Sanchez doubtful for Southampton game after injuring hamstring in training

first_imgManchester United’s Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for Saturday’s Premier League visit to Southampton after suffering a hamstring problem in training on Thursday, the club said on their website hereThe injury to the Chile forward, who was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Young Boys, “will require further investigation to confirm its severity”, the club added.Sanchez came off the bench in this month’s league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace but last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on Nov. 7.United are struggling in seventh place in the league with 21 points from 13 games ahead of the trip to St Mary’s.British media also reported on Thursday that United have exercised their option to extend goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract for another year as talks continue on a long-term deal.The Spain international’s contract was due to finish at the end of the season, which would have allowed him to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from Jan. 1.Manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday hailed De Gea, 28, as the best keeper in the world after United clinched a place in the Champions League last 16 and said the Spaniard, whose superb save kept out the Swiss, wanted to remain at Old Trafford.”…I know he wants to stay, I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion,” Mourinho told reporters.advertisementlast_img read more

Google removes 85 dangerous apps from Android Play Store, check this list to ensure they are not in your phone

first_imgGoogle has removed a total of 85 malicious apps from Play Store after security researchers found these apps to be a disguise of an adware family. These apps were available in the form of game, TV, and remote control simulator apps on the Android Play Store.The issue was first reported by the security researchers at Trend Micro. “This adware is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality, and running in the mobile device’s background,” said the researchers at Trend Micro in the blog.According to the blog post, these apps have been downloaded over nine million times from the Play Store with one of the apps named “Easy Universal TV Remote” has alone been downloaded over 5 million times. It is the most downloaded apps among the list of all 85 adware apps. The app also received multiple comments until the time it was available on the Play Store.Despite coming from different developers and signed by different APK public key certificates, the apps exhibited same source code and shared the same source code.So what harm could these apps actually cause you? Once downloaded and launched, these apps display a full-screen pop-up ad asking you repeatedly to press various buttons to continue. Every new page in the steps would open a new ad page. This would happen again and again until the app finally crashed. Some of the malware apps would disappear after showing that it is buffering . These apps would still run in the background and show up in every half an hour on the device.advertisementThe researchers found another type of fake apps also that exhibited a different type of ad-showing behavior. These apps would track the screen unlocking action and display ads every time user locked the phone’s screen. This is not that Google has removed such click fraud apps from the Play Store. The tech giant in November removed 13 malicious apps from Play Store after they were found to lack legitimate functionality. Later in December, it removed another 22 fake apps for having a backdoor built into them that helped the apps do ad-fraud.Here is the list of some of the malicious apps that you should not have on your phone:– SPORT TV– Prado Parking Simulator 3D– TV WORLD– City Extremepolis 100– American Muscle Car– Idle Drift– Offroad Extreme– Remote Control– Moto Racing– TV Remote– A/C Remote– Bus Driver– Trump Stickers — Love Stickers– TV EN ESPAÑOL– Christmas Stickers– Parking Game– TV EN ESPAÑOL– TV IN SPANISH– Brasil TV– Nigeria TV — WORLD TV — Drift Car Racing Driving — BRASIL TV — Golden — TV IN ENGLISH — Racing in Car 3D Game — Mustang Monster Truck Stunts — TDT España — Brasil TV — Challenge Car Stunts Game — Prado Car — UK TV — POLSKA TV — Universal TV Remote — Bus Simulator Pro — Photo Editor Collage 1– Spanish TV — Kisses — Prado Parking City — SPORT TV — Pirate Story — Extreme Trucks — Canais de TV do Brasil — Prado Car 10 — TV SPANISH — Canada TV Channels 1– Prado Parking — 3D Racing — TV — USA TV 50,000 — GA Player — Real Drone Simulator — PORTUGAL TV — SPORT TV 1– SOUTH AFRICA TV — 3d Monster Truck — ITALIA TV — Vietnam TV — Movies Stickers — Police Chase — South Africa TV — Garage Door Remote — Racing Car 3D — TV — TV Colombia — Racing Car 3D Game — World Tv — FRANCE TV — Hearts — TV of the World — WORLD TV — ESPAÑA TV — TV IN ENGLISH — TV World Channel — Televisão do Brasil — CHILE TVALSO READ | Google removes 13 malware apps from its Play StoreALSO READ | Google deletes 22 Android apps with hidden virus, check this list to see and ensure they are not in your phonelast_img read more

Indian junior table tennis players end Bahrain Open with 12 medals

first_imgIndia’s young table tennis players completed their winning spree in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open on a high note, adding eight more medals to their kitty, including two gold, three silver and three bronze medals, late on Monday night in Manama, Bahrain.The medal rush for India started off with World No. 4 in the U-15 bracket, Payas Jain, steamrolling past his opponents to clinch the Cadet Boys’ Individual category crown. In the finals, he tamed Simon Belik of Czech Republic 3-1 to bag the gold medal.In the Cadet Girls’ category, five young Indian paddlers paved their way into the quarterfinals, but only two of them eventually made it to the last four stage.Anargya Manjunath and Yashaswini Ghorpade then registered easy 3-0 wins over Malamatenia Papadimitriou of Greece and Hana Goda of Egypt, to make the final clash an all-Indian affair.Karnataka’s Anargya proved to be the girl in form, beating Yashaswini 3-1 to clinch the gold.Brilliant performance by the Indian U-15 paddlers in the Bahrain Open. Kudos to all of you for your efforts. The future of Indian Table Tennis is definitely bright. Keep the Indian flag flying high. #TableTennis #TuesdayThoughts #BahrainOpen #YoungGuns #Sports #LetsGo Kamal (@sharathkamal1) February 12, 2019Suhana Saini and Swastika Ghosh fought valiantly in the Mini-Cadet Girls’ and Junior Girls’ category, respectively, but could only salvage a bronze medal each for their efforts.Suhana (U-15) went down to World No. 42 Hana Goda of Egypt in the semifinals to take the third spot. Swastika Ghosh too couldn’t put it past eventual winner Kristina Kazantseva of Russia and had to be content with a bronze too.advertisementIn the doubles section, the duos of Anargya Manjunath-Suhana Saini and Manushree Patil- Swastika Ghosh made it to the semifinals in the Junior Girls’ category. But the former pair’s journey was cut short by Kristina Kazantsev-Olga Vishniakova, the eventual winners from Russia.The pair of Swastika and Manushree seemed to be on course for a grand victory, getting off to a flying start. But the Russian girls bounced back from a two-game deficit to register a remarkable 3-2 win, giving the Indian pair only the silver.In the Junior Boys’ Doubles, Payas Jain and Deepit Patil also suffered the same fate as they went down to the Russian pair of Artem Tikhonov and Lev Katsman in the finals to settle for a silver medal.The Indian contingent had earlier clinched four medals in the team events and made it a fabulous sojourn in Manama, Bahrain by amassing a total tally of 12 medals.Also Read | Sathiyan highest ranked Indian, Manika Batra into top 50last_img read more

Andre Russell explains six-hitting spree: Don’t eat anything special, my mind’s free

first_imgAndre Russell has been in monstrous form with the bat for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League so far. The West Indian has scored a total of 207 runs from 77 balls in four matches and that too at a strike rate of 288.83 and an average of 103.50.Andre Russell has hit a total of 22 sixes from the 4 matches – 4 sixes vs SRH, 5 sixes vs KXIP, 6 sixes vs DC and 7 sixes vs RCB. In short Dre Russ (as Andre Russell is known to his legion of fans), has been winning matches for KKR with sixes and a sheer sense of intimidation.After Russell smashed an unbeaten 48 from 13 balls to help the KKR chase down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s target of 206 with 5 wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare, the ‘big-hitter’ was asked at the post-match presentation what does he eat to be able to hit so many huge sixes.Russell didn’t exactly answer the question but said that he no longer believes any cricket ground across the world is big enough for him. Russell though added that he had thought Australian grounds were too big but that he had surprised himself when he hit a few Down Under.”A few grounds in Australia and then I surprised myself there by hitting a few into the stands. No ground is big enough for me I guess, I just trust my strength and trust my power. I have good bat speed. I trust that as well,” Russell said.”Hand-eye coordination is the key (for low full tosses) as they aren’t easy to hit. I try short arm jabs as extending the arms can put you in trouble. Can’t explain much, rather show that on the field,” Russell added.advertisementLater in another interview with his KKR and West Indies teammate Carlos Brathwaite, Russell said that hitting as many sixes as possible was his only goal when he went out to bat against RCB.”I practice for just like these moments,” he told Brathwaite on though chose to finally answer the question on what he eats so that he gets the power to hit those sixes in the match.”To all the fans out here: I don’t eat anything special,” Russell said in an interview to went onto to added that the secret of his big hitting lies in the fact that he goes out to bat with an open mind and it is all in his heart.”It’s just all in the heart and mind. My mind’s free,” Russell told eyes will again be on Andre Russell on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Also Read | Andre Russell after destroying RCB with 7 sixes: No ground big enough for meAlso Read | Andre Russell’s mantra for success is simple: Hit as many sixes as possibleAlso Read | Shah Rukh Khan hails ‘Baahubali’ Andre Russell after KKR’s stunning victory vs RCBlast_img read more

Asus ZenFone 6 leaks with unique Flip Camera, Snapdragon 855 chipset and massive 5000mAh battery

first_imgLast week, Asus teased its upcoming flagship smartphone for its global markets – the ZenFone 6. With limited leaks on the web and only a few official teasers (one of them confirming the headphone jack), it was seeming that the ZenFone 6 could be one of the few smartphones to launch after a while without any major leak. Turns out that this notion is negated as the entire specification list of the ZenFone 6 has been leaked along with official renders. And as always, Asus has surprised massively with a unique feature.The ZenFone 6 leak comes from a Chinese website called Sogi and reveals everything that we would have otherwise known only on May 16 at Asus’ global launch event. Similar to what the official teasers suggested, the ZenFone 6 gets a fullscreen display with slim bezels all around and a slightly thicker chin. Apart from the volume rockers and the power button, there’s a third button that seems to be what Asus teased as the Action Key – probably for initiating the camera or Google Assistant.The rear is where it gets interesting. Quite unusually, there’s a dual camera setup sitting on a weird Flip module. As the renders suggest, the rear camera flips and probably acts as the front camera. This implementation is quite similar to the camera arrangement on Samsung Galaxy A80 unveiled a few weeks ago. However, instead of the module sliding upward, the camera will flip open and turn around to act as the selfie camera. It’s still a mystery as to how the flip camera opens – is it motorised or controlled via a motor?advertisement Asus ZenFone 6 leaked rendersThe leak also gives out a specification sheet that seems believable for an Asus smartphone. As with all 2019 flagships, the ZenFone 6 is shown sporting a Snapdragon 855 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Weirdly, for a 2019 flagship, the phone is supposed to come with Android 8.1possibly with Asus’ ZenUI skin on top. Similar to its budget smartphones, Asus will shove a giant 5000mAh battery inside. The Flip module will hold a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 12-megapxiel secondary camera.Lastly, the display with no notch will measure 6.3-inches. While the leak doesn’t mention what panel it will use, we assume that it could be an LCD panel given the thicker chin. The speculation for an LCD is also promoted by the fact there’s a fingerprint sensor at the back.At this point, it’s hard to believe this leak considering the previous leaks have talked about a sliding display. However, since the leak is also verified by Roland Quandt – a tipster who has a very good track record with smartphone leaks, the ZenFone 6 could end up very much like this. The unique camera arrangement could push the ZenFone 6 as a rival to the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.Asus will launch the ZenFone 6 on May 16 in Valencia and India is also supposed to get the phone very soon.ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 specifications leak: Could be OnePlus 7 Pro rival with Snapdragon 855, headphone jackALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 spotted on AnTuTu with Snapdragon 855, scores slightly higher than Galaxy S10ALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 6 leak suggests it will be a conventional Android flagship with Snapdragon 855last_img read more

Complete list of Narendra Modi cabinet with names and detailed portfolios

first_imgAmit Shah is India’s new home minister and Rajanth Singh the new defence minister. This announcemnet was made a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath of office from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at a gala ceremony attended by nearly 8,000 people, including foreign dignitaries. Besides him, other cabinet ministers were also sworn in.With this, speculations on who will make it to the second Modi government have also come to rest. Since May 23 when results of the 2019 Lok Sabha election were announced and BJP returned to power with a thumping majority (303 seats on its own and 353 with NDA partners), various names have come up as possible ministers in the new Modi government.For his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reposed trust on many ministers who were part of his first government. These names include Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Nirmala Sitharaman among others.On Wednesday, Arun Jaitley, who served as the finance minister in the first Modi government, requested PM Modi that he should not be given any responsibility in the new government due to his poor health.ALSO READ | Amit Shah joins Modi govt: What changes and what may now worry Team Modi-ShahSushma Swaraj, another senior BJP leader who held the portfolio of external affairs, is no longer part of the Modi government due to health reasons. At present, Sushma Swaraj is not a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha. She did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election citing health reasons.advertisement Prime Narendra Modi’s image used in the poster above was clicked by India Today’s Group Photo Editor (Bandeep Singh who tweets at @junglelight). The poster has been illustrated by Deepak Verma.(Click photo for a zoomed version.)Meanwhile, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who is not a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, has also been inducted into the Modi government.Here is the full list of cabinet ministers in the second Modi government.CABINET MINISTERSS.No.NAMEPORTFOLIO1Narendra ModiPrime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; andAll important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister2Amit ShahHome Minister3Rajnath SinghDefence Minister4Nitin GadkariMinister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises5Sadananda GowdaMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers6Nirmala SitharamanFinance Minister, and Minister of Corporate Affairs7Ram Vilas PaswanMinister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution8Narendra Singh TomarMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj9Ravi Shankar PrasadMinister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology10Harsimrat Kaur BadalMinister of Food Processing Industries11S JaishankarMinister of External Affairs12Ramesh Nishank PokhriyalMinister of Human Resource Development13Thawar Chand GahlotMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment14Arjun MundaMinister of Tribal Affairs15Smriti IraniMinister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles16Harsh VardhanMinister of Health and Family Welfare;Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences17Prakash JavadekarMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting18Piyush GoyalMinister of Railways; andMinister of Commerce and Industry19Dharmendra PradhanMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel20Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinister of Minority Affairs21Pralhad JoshiMinister of Parliamentary Affairs;Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines22Mahendra Nath PandeyMinister of Skill Development andEntrepreneurship23Arvind SawantMinister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise24Giriraj SinghMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries25Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Jal ShaktiMinisters of State (Independent Charge)26Santosh GangwarMinister of State (Independent Charge) ofthe Ministry of Labour and Employment27Rao Indrajit SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.28Shreepad NayakMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence29Jitendra SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space30Kiren RijijuMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs31Prahlad Singh PatelMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism32RK SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship33Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry34Mansukh MandaviyaMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and FertilizersMINISTERS OF STATE35Faggan Singh KulasteMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel36Ashwini ChaubeyMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare37Gen (retd) VK SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways38Kishan Pal GujjarMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment39Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution40G. Kishan ReddyMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs41Parshottam RupalaMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare42Ramdas AthawaleMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment43Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development44Babul SupriyoMinister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change45Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries46Dhotre Sanjay ShamraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry ofCommunications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology47Anurag Singh ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of CorporateAffairs48Angadi Suresh ChannabasappaMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways49Nityanand RaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs50V MuraleedharanMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs51Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs52Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry53Rameswar TeliMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries54Pratap Chandra SarangiMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries55Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare56Debasree ChaudhuriMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development57Arjun Ram MeghwalMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises58Rattan Lal KatariaMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentALSO READ | Modi oath-taking: The day Raisina Hill turned Capitol HilladvertisementadvertisementALSO READ | Narendra Modi takes oath, becomes PM Narendra Modi againALSO READ | Amit Shah likely to be finance minister, JP Nadda front runner for BJP chief: SourcesALSO WATCH | Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister for second timelast_img read more




first_imgAn Iowa appeals court has rejected a Des Moines attorney’s challenge to Governor Kim Reynolds use of a businessman’s private airplane, upholding previous rulings that Reynolds use of the flights did no real harm and were allowed by Iowa law.The Iowa Court of Appeals said in a ruling filed Wednesday that a state court judge was right to dismiss the lawsuit filed by attorney Gary Dickey.Dickey, a Democrat, filed a complaint last year with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, alleging Reynolds, a Republican, underestimated the value of the flight she and her family took to the Liberty Bowl in Tennessee in December 2017.The jet was owned by Reynolds’s campaign contributor David North, CEO of a company that has a contract with the state .The board dismissed Dickey’s complaint, ruling the flights were allowable under Iowa’s gift law.Dickey appealed and a judge agreed with the dismissal.The appeals court says Dickey failed to show he suffered perceptible harm required by Iowa law to justify a court overturning the board’s decision.Dickey says he will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review the decision.last_img read more





Joe Wickline, shots fired

first_imgI like to think Les Miles called a handful of plays for OSU last year. This conspiracy runs deep.— David Ubben (@davidubben) March 5, 2014Bizarre stuff, for sure, and OSU-Texas in November at a chilly BPS will be colder than it feels outside. I have no doubt that Gundy’s ego is outsized in Stillwater by only Marcus Smart’s guns. But Wick is on the wrong side of three wins in the last four years now and it’s not like Glenn Spencer and his defense need the bulletin board material.[1. I’m pretty sure the bulletin board in Glenn Spencer’s film room is just his tweets cut and pinned by some grad assistant making $11,000 a year.]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! Here’s a quote from Wickline in that Oklahoman By no means…was it an easy decision, because of just the love for the (Stillwater) community and the love for the area and the respect for Oklahoma State, the Oklahoma people as a whole.Then the playcalling topic got brought up.Asked new Texas OC Joe Wickline if he ever called any plays at OSU: “We did it by committee there, also. How’s that?”— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) March 5, 2014Okkk…As Ubben pointed out, the 2013 OSU playcalling mess might be on an episode of CSI in 10 years.Who exactly was calling plays when at OSU last season may be the greatest mystery of our generation.— David Ubben (@davidubben) March 5, 2014 Joe Wickline emptied his chamber on Wednesday at a media outing in Austin. He was asked about Oklahoma State and ohh boy…Wickline on Shawn Watson, who is older than 40: “It’s good to work with a guy who doesn’t have a giant ego.”— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) March 5, 2014Hi, Gundy!He then said the decision to leave Stillwater for Austin was not as difficult as he made it out to be a few months ago..@GSwaim Before the ego answer, Wickline was asked if it was “difficult at all to leave Oklahoma State.” He said, “No, it wasn’t.”— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) March 5, 2014last_img read more

Why is OSU’s defense getting a free pass?

first_imgUSATSI_8180117_154512258_lowresYou know who’s gotten a semi-free pass this year (maybe a discounted pass)? Glenn Spencer and his defense has.We pile on Mike Yurcich because OSU’s offense is more stagnant than the Dead Sea — but what about that super athletic D?You guys know I love propping up points per drive as the most important stat for each unit — Glenn Spencer does too, by the way — so let’s look at the numbers for each unit.Points per value drive[1. Ball starts on offense’s side of midfield but reaches at least defense’s 30-yard line.]OSU offense: 4.60 (89th)OSU defense: 5.24 (86th)Points per long drive[1. Ball starts inside offense’s own 20.]OSU offense: 1.46 (58th)OSU defense: 2.26 (104th)Points per drive overallOSU offense: 1.82 (87th)OSU defense: 2.11 (71st)So yeah, let’s chat.We basically have the same level of offense and defense on value drives but our defense on long drives is far, far worse than our offense.But…but…the defense is so much younger!Total playing years accumulated by starters in the Kansas State game:Offense: 27 yearsDefense: 25 yearsOh.So yeah, maybe we shouldn’t be berating the offense for being awful (and it is) just because we’ve had so many great ones before it if we aren’t going to do the same with the defense.Mike Yurcich is sitting there like “WTF, guys, are you seeing these numbers?”And Travis Ford is sitting there like “YEAH, DO YOU SEE THESE NUMBERS?!”Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. 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!last_img read more