TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian urging Chelsea to deal in David Luizby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian is urging Chelsea to offer his fellow Brazilian David Luiz a new deal. Luiz is in a stand-off with the club as they refuse to offer contracts longer than 12 months to players over 30 years of age.Willian said: “David has a lot of quality to do these kind of passes. Of course. I want him to stay. We have to see if the club will want him. I think they want him. For me, I want him to stay.”The Brazil forward also has 18 months left on his Stamford but he said: “I’m fine, I’m fine. No rush about that.“We can talk about that in the future, no problem.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Kane issues Tottenham rallying cry: Enough’s enoughby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Kane has issued a rallying cry to his teammates about the need to win a trophy.Spurs have been impressive in recent seasons, finishing in the top four and challenging the top teams in the league.But they have not won a trophy since the League Cup in 2008 under Juande Ramos.And Kane wants to change that. Spurs are in the Carabao Cup semi finals, with a 1-0 lead over Chelsea after the first leg.”I’ve said all along that the aim of a professional footballer is to win team trophies,” the striker told Sky Sports.”There will be no better feeling than to win something with these guys, we’ve all worked so hard over the last three or four years to turn Spurs into a team that contends each and every year.”We’re in a good stage, we’re in a semi-final [Carabao Cup] with a 1-0 lead, we’re in the FA Cup and Champions League and we’re not too far off in the Premier League, although there is a long way to go.”So far, so good, but it’s this stage of the season that we have just fallen behind in the past so it is important this year that we step it up, work even harder and go into these games and try and bring it home.”
Rodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hailed the supporters for the atmosphere they created during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in the second period, and that provided City with the boost they needed, as Ricardo Pereira levelled on 69 minutes.Inspired by the equaliser, James Maddison went on to score a stunning winner to send the Foxes second in the Premier League standings.“It was a great game,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “There was real emotion in the stadium and when I think of Leicester, that’s the type of game I think about – that intensity, that aggression.“The crowd was amazing for us and I thought we played very, very well and deserved the three points. [It was] action-packed, but it was a very, very good team performance.“We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game. Then, of course, different things happen in the game.“We had a goal disallowed and they then get in front. I thought the players then, in the second half, showed a really good resilience and focus and of course, they had a goal then disallowed as well.“But our reaction to get back into the game… we changed system in the game to try and be even more aggressive in attack, and it worked well for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal players unhappy with Emery methodsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal players are unhappy with the methods of manager Unai Emery.The Mirror says a large number of Arsenal players remain unconvinced by Unai Emery’s tactics and struggle to understand his instructions at times.The Gunners lay fourth in the table after six games – the lowest position in which they hope to finish the season.Emery’s task is to bring back Champions League football to Emirates Stadium, which he failed to achieve last term, and the next test comes against Manchester United on Monday night.Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford since 2006 and, despite three wins on the bounce for the north London side, there is a familiar sense of anxiety among supporters.That rings true of the players also.It claims that Arsenal players have been worried about tactics, such as the decision to play a narrow back-four against Liverpool in August despite the European champions’ talent on the wings.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andreas Pereira now feels settled at Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira says he now feels settled at Old Trafford.Loan spells in Spain with Granada and Valencia helped Pereira’s development and in the summer he signed a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.He said: “I looked up to a lot of players, but especially David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo . I also admired Kaka. Three out of the four were United – but I love United. “I have been here so long now that it’s like my house. I love Manchester – even the rainy weather – and I want to stay here for many years.“But to do that, I know we have to have a winning team. I will never accept losing games. I am used to winning because this is Manchester United.“When I came through here, it was about winning things, about winning trophies and we’re doing all we can to get close to that again.”I am not going to lie – if you are a United player, then you have to play everything to win.“That’s the aim we all have – to get back there, to get back to the top and put the club where it belongs.“We are all working hard on that.”
Man Utd boss Solskjaer confident going to Newcastleby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic they can win at Newcastle and end their long wait for an away win stretching back to Paris Saint-Germain in March.However, he knows there will be no favours from his former teammate Steve Bruce who is already under pressure after a difficult start at Newcastle.”I do feel it’s going to come,” said the United boss. “There’s no point me talking about it. I’ll get your questions until we do win. If we don’t we’ll get this on Sunday as well.”We are a team that can be set up well to play away from home. Sometimes you can play on the counter. We didn’t really get the counter-attacks as we wanted to (against Alkmaar).”As managers we don’t want to give anyone any favours when we play each other. Brucey’s going to set up a team to win, and I’m going to set up a team to try to win. It’s a great stadium to play at. We’re looking forward to the game, and hopefully we’ve got many players fresh for Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CHAPEL HILL, NC – MARCH 07: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after scoring against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)With the NBA Draft set to take place near the end of June, some of the top prospects in the country are currently in Santa Barbara, Calif., working out. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, the potential No. 1 overall selection, is among the crop of players preparing for the draft at P3 Applied Sports Science, a training center in California. He reportedly looks pretty great. At @P3sportscience in Santa Barbara watching @BDA_Sports draft prospects working out today & tomorrow. Great group. pic.twitter.com/MheJn4MuLD— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 6, 2015At @P3sportscience: Jahlil Okafor, Frank Kaminsky, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre, Robert Upshaw, Joe Young, the Harrison twins, and many more— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 6, 2015Jahlil Okafor has only been here for four days, but he came in phenomenal shape. As lean as I’ve ever seen him. Hasn’t been vacationing…— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 6, 2015Okafor played this past season at 270 pounds. A leaner, more explosive Okafor would be pretty unstoppable. The NBA Draft is set to take place June 25.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Wide receiver Chris Brown #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the football against safety Vonn Bell #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (back) and cornerback Eli Apple #13 (front) during the third quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Neither Ohio State nor Notre Dame will have a chance to play for a national title this year, but the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish did still qualify for a New Year’s Six bowl game. Sunday afternoon, ESPN announced that OSU and ND, the No. 7 and No. 8 ranked teams in the country, will play in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. The Big Ten’s Rose Bowl bid went to Iowa – the nation’s fifth-ranked team – instead of Ohio State.Regardless, it should be a fantastic contest between two historic programs. In fact, it may be the most intriguing matchup outside the playoff.The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish are headed to the @BattleFrogUS #FiestaBowl! @OhioStAthletics @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/PYsPIHzbjM— Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) December 6, 2015You can see the entire College Football Playoff rankings here.
In a strange sporting crossover, former tennis world number one Lleyton Hewitt has hit out at Barcelona star Gerard Pique for his influence over the Davis Cup. Pique’s company Kosmos has signed a mammoth $3 billion deal stretching 25 years with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) which will see them replace the Davis Cup with the World Cup of Tennis.The new-look format will be held over 18-weeks, see matches restricted to three sets and have the final played in Spain. 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? Hewitt, himself a Davis Cup winner, is less than impressed with the changes Pique’s company is overseeing. “It’s ridiculous. We’re getting run by a Spanish football player,” Hewitt said.”That’s like me coming out and making changes to the Champions League. He knows nothing about tennis.”His group has bought into the ITF and now they’re basically running the ITF and that’s why we see all these Spanish sponsors and a soccer league is now the biggest sponsor of the Davis Cup.”It’s mind-boggling.”Pique founded Kosmos in 2017 and is the current president of the sports and media investment group. With a number of players vowing they won’t participate in the new-look Davis Cup, Pique has attempted to shift focus onto the team aspect of the competition, while confirming fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal will play. “We want to focus on teams not individuals, on players representing their nation and their federation and on building the best teams possible,” Pique said in October 2018.”We want the focus on the competition to be the teams, which is what it always has been. The Davis Cup has survived for 118 years because of the national teams, and because individual players haven’t been so important.”I’ve spoken to all the players, Rafa has been very positive and now it will be in Madrid he likes it even more, he has told me if he is fit he will come.”
Massimiliano Allegri says he will take a year away from football after being sacked by Juventus due to neglecting aspects of his private life over the past 16 years. The Italian wants to spend more time with family and friends after his tenure in Turin ended following mounting pressure during the 2018-19 season. Juventus still won Serie A under Allegri’s guidance but were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-final stages by Ajax, prompting widespread calls for the head coach’s dismissal. 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? And despite some talk he could do a job swap with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, with the former Napoli boss seemingly poised to replace him at Juve, Allegri has confirmed his intention to take time away from the sport. “I am going to take a year off to recharge the batteries and take my personal life back in hand, rediscover after many years the affection of my family, children and friends,” Allegri said at an event on leadership in Milan on Thursday evening.“The last 16 years have felt like being in a blender. You have to take time away from what you usually spend with family and friends.“I’ll use this year to recharge my batteries ahead of the next season.”Juve have dominated Italian football since Antonio Conte delivered the club’s first league title since 2003 in 2011-12.They have now won Serie A eight years in a row with their ascendency having continued since Allegri joined from AC Milan in 2014.Before his four-year spell at San Siro, the former Livorno and Napoli player had spells in charge of Aglianese, SPAL, Grosseto, Sassuolo and Cagliari, having gone straight into management after hanginng up his boots in 2003. Allegri will follow his predecessor Conte in taking a year away from the game with the former Italy boss having only just been appointed Inter head coach after leaving Chelsea in 2018.And although The Old Lady’s next head coach is yet to be announced, the club is already making transfer plans.Technical director Fabio Paratici has reportedly flown to England for talks with Manchester United over Paul Pogba, who left Serie A in 2016 but has been tipped for a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
Liverpool are still waiting on a diagnosis of the injury picked up by Alisson during a 4-1 win over Norwich, with the Reds considering a move to bring in another goalkeeper.Jurgen Klopp saw his first-choice shot-stopper pick up an unfortunate knock just 39 minutes into the new season.Alisson broke down when preparing to take a goal kick, with the Brazil international crumpling to the turf. Article continues below 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? Klopp told reporters after a big win at Anfield that was overshadowed by an untimely knock: “He thought something hit him, so that’s not a good sign. He thought that but that’s not what happened, sportsmen will know what I mean.“It obviously shows it’s more than just a strain. We don’t know exactly but it doesn’t look too good.”It was initially suggested that Alisson had picked up an Achilles problem.Liverpool now believe that the issue is with the South American’s calf, but they are yet to receive a full medical report.Alisson underwent tests on Friday evening and again on Saturday morning.Once the full extent of the ailment has been determined, then a timescale can be put on his recovery.As things stand, the Reds are hoping that his absence will be a matter of weeks rather than months.There is optimism on Merseyside that the injury is not as bad as first feared.Klopp will certainly be keen to get Alisson back at his disposal as quickly as possible, with the 26-year-old a big part of his plans.He has been a revelation since arriving in English football during the summer of 2018, with the Premier League Golden Glove captured in his debut campaign.Alisson has nailed down the No.1 spot at Anfield, with Liverpool agreeing to part with Simon Mignolet during the most recent transfer window as a result.Former West Ham custodian Adrian was snapped up to fill that void and he has been thrust straight into the first team after seeing a rival laid low.With Klopp suddenly short on options in a key area, it is possible that a move will be made to bring in another keeper as a free agent.Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Caiomhin Kelleher is due to return to training this week after shaking off a wrist complaint, but a more experienced performer may still be sought. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
LINCOLN, NE – DECEMBER 5: Mike Riley, newly hired head football coach at the University of Nebraska, talks with members of the media during a press conference inside Memorial Stadium December 5, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Mike Riley was a weird choice for Nebraska when he was hired to replace Bo Pelini back in late 2014. After three seasons and a 19-19 (12-14) record, Riley clearly didn’t work out.Nebraska is a unique program given its high expectations and history of success, but lack of a natural recruiting ground. Things have also changed with the move to the Big Ten, which makes it a bit more difficult for the Huskers to get a lot of talent from Texas, as it did as a member of the Big 12.The notion of a program hiring one of its own is a nice thought, and sometimes it pays great dividends, but plenty of the best coaches have no previous ties to the schools they become famous for coaching.However, Scott Frost has also more that proven that he has the potential to be an elite college head coach. Naturally those around the Huskers program are excited about him being there.Former Nebraska All-American center Dominic Raiola shared his thoughts about the coaching transition.Raiola was one of many Husker greats attending an alumni banquet for letter winners this week.Looking forward to the first ever #Husker @alumni_cap banquet tonight! Great time earlier today at the meet’n greet with so many of my Husker brothers. #Legends pic.twitter.com/phbHBDwzi7— Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker94) June 15, 2018He was asked about the move to Scott Frost. During his answer, he laid into Mike Riley and his staff.I asked former Nebraska offensive lineman Dominic Raiola how much it hurt him to see the football program do so poorly and his response, um, is worth a listen: #Huskers pic.twitter.com/uuxkcX6crA— Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) June 15, 2018His answer from the clip, posted by 1011 Now News anchor Dan Corey:“I’ll be honest with you. It sucked. I was never afraid to say I played at Nebraska because what it was back then. But it sucked that they let these people come in, basically let Oregon State come in and try to be Nebraska. It’s not going to happen.Their expectation level wasn’t high. The standard that was being run around here wasn’t high… You have to be here to know what it’s like, and to know what a championship felt like, and these guys know that.”Raiola got to Nebraska in 1998, right after Scott Frost’s departure. He went on to a storied three year college career, before being a second round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He played his entire 14-year NFL career with the team.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top running back recruits in the 2020 class has announced his commitment. It’s a big one.Roydell Williams, a four-star running back out of Hueytown, Ala., was on hand for this afternoon’s Alabama-Auburn game.The top running back recruit announced his commitment shortly after the visit.Williams has committed to the Crimson Tide.“COMMITTED,” he announced.COMMITTED❗️ #RollTide ?⚪️? @RTRnews @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/DUIf2QeCpc— 6for6?❗️ (@RoydellW_6) November 25, 2018Williams, a 5-foot-10 running back, is ranked the No. 20 RB in the 2020 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. Alabama’s 2020 class is ranked the No. 2 class in the country.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A college football analyst has made a “bold prediction” for this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game set to be played in Ann Arbor, Mich.Jim Harbaugh, of course, has never beaten Ohio State as Michigan’s head coach. Urban Meyer defeated him in every matchup, including his final one as the Buckeyes head coach this past November.There were some close calls – most notably, the double overtime win in 2016 – but Harbaugh has come up short each time.Will that change now that Meyer has retired and Ryan Day has taken over Ohio State’s program? 247Sports’ Brad Crawford believes so.He has boldly predicted a Michigan win this year.It’s bound to happen at some point for Jim Harbaugh, right? He gets the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor this season with senior quarterback Shea Patterson finally finding his comfort zone in an offensive scheme that’ll compliment his skill set. And considering 2018’s massacre and the year-long aftertaste it has left in the mouths of the Wolverines, there’s extra motivation in this one for Michigan to snap the streak. There’s three teams in my opinion who could win the Big Ten in 2019 and the Wolverines are one of them. Keep an eye on Michigan’s defense this fall. Despite losing key contributors Rashan Gary, Devin Bush and Chase Winovich, Don Brown believes this could be the most athletic unit he has fielded at the program. There’s the Ryan Day factor, too. Ohio State’s first-year coach will be facing immense pressure to get back to the Big Ten title game in his first season and needing this one to do so.Michigan could be favored over Ohio State this year, with the Wolverines being at home and the Buckeyes boasting both a first-year head coach (Day) and quarterback (Justin Fields).Still, there are a lot of people that are going to pick Ohio State to beat Michigan until the opposite happens. It’s tough to blame those people, too.Ohio State and Michigan are set to play on Nov. 30.
JK Dobbins takes it 60 yards to the house! pic.twitter.com/MslKylyibd— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) September 7, 2019Elliott was a big fan of this run, sending a message to Dobbins on Twitter.@Jkdobbins22 CRIB— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 7, 2019Elliott obviously knows a thing or two about taking big runs to the house at Ohio State.Ohio State is leading Cincinnati, 35-0, early in the fourth quarter. NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ezekiel Elliott seems to be enjoying Ohio State’s domination of Cincinnati at Ohio Stadium in Columbus this afternoon.The Dallas Cowboys star running back, a couple of days removed from signing his massive contract extension, is watching the Buckeyes on TV today.Elliott, who starred at Ohio State for three seasons under Urban Meyer, is especially loving the performance of JK Dobbins.Ohio State’s new star running back had a lengthy touchdown run in the first half.
India need 2 wickets on final day to win historic Boxing Day Test vs AustraliaIndia vs Australia 3rd Test: India are on the brink of a historic Test victory with just two wickets needed on the final day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourneadvertisement Rohan Sen MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 16:37 IST India are just two wickets away from a historic Boxing Day Test win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are just 2 wickets away from their first-ever Boxing day Test winAustralia were 258 for 8 at stumps on day 4, need 141 more runs to winPat Cummins took a 6-wicket haul and then scored a half-century to frustrate IndiaIndia are just two wickets away from a historic win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after they reduced Australia to 258 for 8 on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test on Saturday.Chasing an improbably target of 399 for victory, Australia were rattled by the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah (2/53), Mohammed Shami (2/71) and Ishant Sharma (1/37) while Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with three wickets to move the visitors within touching distance of victory.It was only Pat Cummins’ fighting half-century which denied India a victory on Day 4 as Australia went into stumps still 141 runs away. Cummins will resume the fight on 61 on the final along with Nathan Lyon, who was unbeaten on 6.India have never won a Boxing Day Test but have the chance to create history on Sunday, if the rain stays away. The weather forecast for the final day predicts more than an 80 per cent chance of rain throughout the day which might worry Virat Kohli and his team.Kohli earlier declared India’s innings closed at 106 for eight, setting Australia a mammoth 399 for victory on a pitch showing treacherous patches of rough tailor-made for Jadeja’s attacks on the left-handed batsmen.Australia seamer Pat Cummins earlier added two wickets to his four on day three, finishing with career-best figures of 6-27 before Kohli’s declaration.Opener Mayank Agarwal was Cummins’ fifth wicket for 42 when a ball nipped back and caught the bottom edge of his bat before clattering into the stumps.Cummins had his sixth victim when Jadeja gloved a short ball to Khawaja at short point to be out for five.advertisementPant was the final Indian wicket to fall with a typically swashbuckling 33 after botching a ramp shot that edged to wicketkeeper-captain Paine.Australia in reply, lost both their openers before lunch, with Bumrah having Aaron Finch caught in the slips for three in the second over, and Jadeja snaring the wicket of Marcus Harris for 13 with a catch in close.Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh then offered some resistance and stitched a partnership of 30 runs before Shami trapped the former leg-before early into the second session.Marsh then joined forces with Travis Head to add 51 runs for the fourth wicket but that was brought to an end by Bumrah, who trapped Marsh leg-before with an incoming delivery. Marsh reviewed the decision but was given out on umpires call.Mitch Marsh followed his older brother to the dressing room soon after as Jadeja snared his wicket with Kohli taking a sharp catch at mid-wicket as Australia went into tea at 138 for 5.Ishant then returned for a fresh spell after the break to remove Head, who chopped on an incoming delivery for 34.Tim Paine, who got a mouthful from Rishabh Pant when he came out to bat in response to the sledging the Indian wicket-keeper received from the Aussie skipper, tried his best to hang around with Pat Cummins but was unsuccessful after getting out caught-behind to Jadeja for 26.Shami then got the better of Mitchell Starc with a reverse-swinging delivery late in the final session before Nathan Lyon and Cummins played out the rest of the overs without losing their wickets.Cummins in fact, top-scored for the hosts and registered his career-best bowling figures and highest score while batting on the very same day.Also Read | Rishabh Pant sledges Tim Paine: Temporary captain, all he can do is talkAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 3rd TestFollow Day 4Follow MelbourneFollow Virat KohliFollow Pat CumminsFollow Jasprit Bumrah
Watch: Glenn Maxwell imitates MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot, Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hitGlenn Maxwell has put together a series of impersonations in one video in which he plays some of the famous shots of superstar batsmen from around the world.advertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 14:25 IST MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot is one of the toughest to replicate (YouTube video screen grab)HIGHLIGHTSMaxwell’s video blogs are quite popular among cricket fans all around the worldThe Australia all-rounder imitated Ponting, Mark Waugh, Dhoni, Pietersen and de Villiers in his blogThe 30-year-old made a 37-ball 48 in Australia’s 6-wicket loss vs India in the 2nd ODI on TuesdayAustralia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell likes to put together videos of him either interviewing cricket superstars or him imitating their trademark shots.After the success of Maxi’s Blog, in which he went around interviewing sports stars like Virat Kohli and Usain Bolt, Maxwell has come up with another video of him imitating famous batsmen from around the world and the popular shots that they have played over the years.The segment titled Maxi Impersonates, he starts off by playing a pull shot like Ricky Ponting and then goes on to play the flick off his pads, a shot which Mark Waugh used to play with terrific success.The 30-year-old then impersonates Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hit before playing the famous helicopter shot, made popular by India legend MS Dhoni.And finally, Maxwell concludes the video with the sweep-scoop shot which South Africa superstar AB de Villiers used to play against the fast bowlers in limited-overs cricket.Two years ago, Maxwell was roped in by makers of the Ashes Cricket video game in which he was recorded playing all the shots in cricket. His movements were captured by multiple cameras inside the studio for the video game.Maxwell on Tuesday made 48 runs off 37 balls as Australia posted 298 for 9 against India in the second ODI at Adelaide. Shaun Marsh top-scored in the match with 131 off 123 balls.But India overhauled the target thanks to Virat Kohli’s 104 and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 55 to level the three-match series 1-1.Off late there has been a lot of debate in Australia on whether Maxwell should be promoted up the batting order in Australia’s one-day squad, especially with the big hits required in the death overs.advertisementBut head coach Justin Langer insists that No.7 is the perfect place for Maxwell to bat.”There’s a lot of debate about Maxi, but I think that’s the perfect position for him. The other night, he came in late, but that’s actually a good sign. If he can come in and put the finishing touches like he does, it’s always a nervous time for the opposition.”I honestly think, despite the debate, that’s his best spot in our team for us at the moment, and we’ll flick him in every now and then when we need a little cameo. He brings a lot, he bowled well tonight, he fields well. He’s probably the best fielder in the world, we love it, it’s contagious his energy. He’s got good leadership qualities,” Langer said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Glenn MaxwellFollow MS DhoniFollow Kevin PietersenFollow Maxi ImpersonatesFollow India vs Australia
Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power full specs and design revealed on Motorola’s websiteThe Brazilian Motorola website has accidentally leaked all the information for the entire Moto G7 lineup. The new models will sport modern notched displays and premium glass bodies.advertisement Next Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 Power will feature a big 5000mAh battery.The G7 Plus will be sporting a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset and 16–megapixel primary rear camera.The standard G7 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset.The Moto G7 series is nearing its launch, although Motorola is yet to announce anything. Multiple rumours, leaked images and reports in the past suggest that the company will announce four models at an event in Brazil in February – Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. And while Motorola is yet to officially confirm any of this, the company may have inadvertently revealed everything on the Motorola’s Brazilian website.CNET en Espanol spotted the Moto G7 phones casually listed on the Motorola Brazil website, complete with official renders and specifications. It essentially confirms everything we have come to know about the phones. Yes, the Moto G7 will have modern dewdrop notched displays and retain the glass-metal combo for the build.The G7 and G7 Plus will indeed sport displays that have narrow bezels all around with a slightly noticeable chin at the bottom. The notch will be present as standard on all the four variants of the Moto G7. The leak also reveals the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging as well as data transfer.The standard Moto G7 will feature a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a full HD+ resolution. For the camera, there will be a set of 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel dual camera setup for the rear. At the front, the dewdrop notch will hold the 8-megapixel front camera. The standard G7 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Additionally, a 3000mAh battery will keep the device juiced up.advertisementThe website leak also revealed other information with regards to the other variants of the Moto G7 family – Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Plus. The G7 Play and G7 Power, as leaked before, will sport slightly lower-resolution 720p LCD display. The G7 Power will feature a big 5000mAh battery. The G7 Plus, which is supposed to be the most premium variant of the lineup, will be sporting a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset. The G7 Plus will also gain a 16-megapixel camera for the rear alongside the 5-megapixel secondary sensor.Since Moto G7 leaks are intensifying, it seems that Motorola will soon be launching the update G7 series in several markets across the globe. In India, the G7 is expected to compete with the Redmi Note series from Xiaomi, Asus’ Zenfone Max Pro M2, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Realme 2 Pro. We expect Lenovo to launch the updated Moto G7 series in India by the first quarter of 2019.ALSO READ | Moto G7 and G7 Power may come to India before March-endALSO READ | This is the 2019 Moto G7 series: Full specifications and live pictures leakALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus design leaked, some get waterdrop notchGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow LenovoFollow androidFollow smartphonesFollow Moto G7