first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar warns: We’re not yet safeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar has warned they’re not yet safe from relegation.Schar has insisted Newcastle still have plenty of room for improvement – despite pulling six points clear of the drop zone following victory at Huddersfield.Speaking after the game Schar said: “At the moment, we have quite good results away.“We have another important week in front of us with a game at home, and it’s another big chance for us.“We are not comfortable with the results at St. James’ Park – we always want to get points there, so we have to try and show the fans what we’ve got and (how) we can play.“We can improve a lot of things.“At the same time, we always have to be focussed and play with our heart.“Even if it is a home game, we have to be able to defend like we do away.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace chairman Parish: These kids set to follow Wan-Bissaka…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is delighted with the progress of their young players.Parish expects more to follow Aaron Wan-Bissaka into manager Roy Hodgson’s first team.He told the club’s website, “…our U23s and U18s both won their respective leagues, which were brilliant achievements for our Academy. “Aaron’s progress through the ranks has been something to celebrate, but he’s not the only one to force his way into Roy’s plans. Sam Woods and Ryan Innis made their first team debuts, whilst James Daly, Nya Kirby and Giovanni McGregor have made the first team bench this year. It is an exciting time to be a young player in our Academy.” last_img read more

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc on emotional farewell: This career goes so fastby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his final game before joining AS Monaco.The midfielder was handed a rare start and given the captain’s armband for his final appearance in a blue shirt for the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Fabregas missed a first-half penalty but Maurizio Sarri’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to Alvaro Morata’s double.The Blues boss withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.”Time flies,” said Fabregas. “It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it’s more than 15 years.”It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.”It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you.”Nottingham Forest keeper Luke Steele denied Fabregas the perfect send off when he kept out the former Arsenal man’s spot-kick.Fabregas added: “I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.”The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Benfica president Vieira: Mourinho? Money is no problemby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBenfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has the financial backing to hire Jose Mourinho.The sacked Manchester United manager has been raised by Vieira as a replacement for the sacked Rui Vitoria.There’s been claims Mourinho’s personal demands would be too much, but Sport says the president has said “the money is no problem”, opening the debate again.Vieira insists he had not spoken to Mourinho though. Bruno Laje is working as interim coach for now and the president said that he will stay in charge until the end of next week. Mourinho is a free man after being sacked by Manchester United. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea smash seven past Grimsby as debutante James shinesby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea demolished Grimsby Town by seven goals to one to secure their place on the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday.Teenager Reece James was excellent on debut, scoring and setting up two goals.Michy Batshuayi also took advantage of his first start of the season by scoring a brace.Ross Barkley, Pedro and Kurt Zouma also got on the scoresheet.Callum Hudson-Odoi rounded off the win in his first appearance since going down with an Achilles injury in April. last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid will move for Spurs star Eriksen in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid will move for Christian Eriksen in January, according to reports.Eriksen wanted to leave Tottenham this past summer, but no suitable offers arrived.He will become a free agent at the end of the season, yet Real want him as soon as possible.Marca says Real will bid for the Dane during the winter transfer window as they don’t want to take any risk of losing him.Spurs would likely accept an offer as Eriksen will walk for free in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgA general view of Maryland's football stadium.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland’s football program has been struggling with its crowd all season, as the Terrapins rarely have a packed house in College Park, Md.With everything that the program has gone through this week, many were hoping that it would change today.Maryland is hosting Michigan State at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.Unfortunately, it’s looking like a late-arriving crowd at best.It’s apparently going to be a late-arriving crowd for Michigan State at Maryland. pic.twitter.com/gADdQeiOiU— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) November 3, 2018Plenty of good seats available with 8 mins before kickoff at Maryland. pic.twitter.com/8LE8elPDvp— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 3, 2018This is really disappointing. Maryland has played well this season and the Terps could use some serious support today.Kickoff is set for noon E.T.The game will be on ESPN2.last_img read more

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh came into today’s game against Ohio State never having beaten the Buckeyes. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the game is over and that hasn’t changed.Ohio State dominated Michigan all afternoon, ending up winning 62-39, to finish the season at 11-1, while the Wolverines dropped to 10-2.This was a game Harbaugh had to have and he didn’t get it.It’s fair to ask, if Harbaugh was unable to beat Meyer this season, when is he going to beat him?Harbaugh was pretty quiet while speaking to reporters after the game.Michigan’s head coach had a simple message:“We’ll take responsibility for it,” Harbaugh told reporters.OK then.Michigan will now be off next weekend, awaiting its bowl game destination. If Ohio State wins next week and heads to the College Football Playoff, the Wolverines could be Rose Bowl bound.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_imgAerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois.Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)With bowl games only a week away from starting, everyone is analyzing matchups to see which ones are going to be the most compelling to sit down and watch.There are certainly some games that, on paper, look like they could be instant classics: Michigan vs. Florida in the Peach Bowl, Penn State vs. Kentucky in the Outback Bowl, LSU vs. UCF in the Fiesta Bowl, and, of course the two College Football Playoff games.But ESPN analyst David M. Hale decided to take it a step further by analyzing all 40 bowl games and selecting the one that fans would likely find the most entertaining.Hale ultimately chose the Alabama-Oklahoma matchup in the Capital One Orange Bowl as the No. 1 most entertaining matchup.Here’s the rationale he gave for the selection:Tua vs. Kyler. Heisman winner vs. Heisman runner-up, we presume. What’s not to like? Sure, we heard all the stories about Oklahoma’s shoddy defense, but who cares? Aren’t we tuning in to see Tagovailoa throw for 800 yards? And what could be better than seeing Murray’s athleticism put to the test by Alabama’s ferocious defense, led by Quinnen Williams? Sure, the SEC folks wanted Georgia again. Of course they did. They know Alabama can win that one. But Murray is exactly the type of quarterback who has challenged Nick Saban in the past, and Oklahoma’s offensive line will likely be the best one Alabama has faced this season. This game really has it all — from the high stakes to the elite QB play to the potential for offensive fireworks from the opening kick. Whether or not Oklahoma deserved to be the fourth team in, the playoff committee ensured it created one heck of a matchup.The game certainly looks to be one of the highest-scoring games of the year, pitting two of the nation’s top scoring offenses against each other.last_img read more

first_img In four years at Miami, Cager recorded 45 receptions for 681 yards and ten touchdowns. This past year he recorded career highs with 21 receptions for 374 yards and six touchdowns.Wolf was less prolific with the Vols, making eight catches for 78 yards and a touchdown during his four years there.While Smart will certainly be happy to see his two transfer acquisitions up to speed, it’s hard to argue that Georgia benefited overall from the first year of the transfer portal.Former five-star quarterback Justin Fields is one of six Georgia players who have left the team via the portal. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart clapping on the sidelines.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts in the first quarter of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field on November 3, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs have lost their fair share of players to the NCAA transfer portal. But they’ve also picked up a few players who are quickly making an impression on head coach Kirby Smart.Speaking to the media this week, Smart spoke glowingly about graduate transfers wide receiver Lawrence Cager and tight end Eli Wolf. Cager joined the Bulldogs in a transfer from Miami (FL), while Wolf joins from SEC rival Tennessee.Smart complimented Cager and Wolf on their maturity, and believes that they’ve already “bought in” and “blended in” to the program. Via DawgNation:“I’ve seen them workout, and they do that hard… They are very mature, just what you’d expect.“These guys come from two really good programs, they work really hard, they know this is their season, so this is their opportunity to shine, and I feel like those guys have bought in and they’ve really blended in well.”Cager and Wolf will likely need to be up to speed if they hope to contribute in their lone year with the team. Georgia will be without several of their top receivers last year, who have moved on to the NFL.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Mark Dantonio during a Michigan State football game.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans looks on while playing the Central Michigan Chippewas at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It’s been a wild day of college football so far. The Citadel took down Georgia Tech in overtime in a crazy upset. Virginia Tech survived an upset scare from Furman.Now, No. 18 Michigan State is on the ropes against Arizona State.While it wouldn’t be a shocking upset, it would certainly be surprising considering MSU is at home.The Spartans trailed the Sun Devils, 3-0, at halftime. Halfway home 😈🔱 pic.twitter.com/sMo0FIem3O— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) September 14, 2019It’s a low-scoring affair in East Lansing. Just three total points scored in an entire half of football isn’t something you see too often anymore. But it’s enough for the Sun Devils to have the lead at the half.ASU true freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels is getting it done for the Sun Devils. Daniels has just 82 yards, but is completing 66.6% of his passes.The Spartans have had opportunities to score in this one. But two missed fields goals have prevented Michigan State from taking the lead. MSU missed a 47 and 31 yard field goal, both misses coming in the second quarter.MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke is having a decent game throwing for 144 yards. But poor offensive execution in ASU territory is plaguing the offense. So much so that the Spartans were booed off the field as they went into the locker room at halftime.Michigan State needs to get things figured out quickly. ASU isn’t expected to be one of the better teams in the Pac-12.Will the Spartans come back and win this one?last_img read more

first_imgIt’s an absolute joke: Tomic’s underarm serve vs Kyrgios leaves spectators fumingBernard Tomic executed an underarm serve on match point during an exhibition match against Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic.advertisement Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 17:48 IST Bernard Tomic served from behind and between his legs to Nick Kyrgios on match point at Kooyong Classic. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBernard Tomic’s serve from behind and between his legs was accepted as match-winning serveKyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief over the serviceAustralian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker was unimpressed by Tomic and KyrgiosBernard Tomic secured a controversial-yet-comical victory in an exhibition match against compatriot Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday when the Australian hit an ace on match point with an underarm serve from behind his legs.Serving for the contest in the second set, world number 85 Tomic moved into his service stance before chipping one ball over the net while still bouncing another, catching Kyrgios, the umpire and spectators completely off guard.Kyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief as the umpire announced “game, set and match” with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline after a few moments of deliberation in the Australian Open warmup encounter.”I don’t think there’s ever been a player like BT (Tomic),” Kyrgios, another of Australia’s more mercurial talents, told reporters.I have never seen a serve like this. Bernard Tomic, behave! pic.twitter.com/UY7e8h5HRcMark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) January 9, 2019Tomic has slipped down the world rankings from a career high number 17 in recent seasons, but has improved recently and won his first title in three years at the Chengdu Open in September.”It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times,” world number 51 Kyrgios, who himself has struggled for consistency, added.”He won a title last year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see… he looks happy, he looks healthy. That’s the main thing… you never want to see a talent like that go down and keep being down.”advertisementWhile Kyrgios saw the bright side of Tomic’s sneaky service winner, Australian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker, who was watching in the stands, was less than impressed and took to Twitter to express her dismay.”It’s an absolute joke. I’m paying money to be here and the two idiots aren’t giving two shits,” she wrote.”It’s an exhibition match but you can still bet on it… How this isn’t match fixing is beyond me? Get these two off the circuit.”Tomic and Kyrgios will both feature at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.Also Read | Australian Open: Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentAlso Read | World No.1 Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill part waysFor 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 Bernard TomicFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Kooyong ClassicFollow Australian OpenFollow Tennislast_img read more

first_img Next Nokia X71 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowThe Nokia X71 is the latest X-series smartphone in HMD’s portfolio and is also the first Nokia phone with a punch-hole display. The Nokia X71 is rumoured to launch globally as the Nokia 6.2 or Nokia 8.1 Plus.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 10:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia X71 has been launched in Taiwan and is expected to launch in other markets soon.It touts a 6.39-inch FHD+ punch-hole display and a premium glass design.The Nokia X71 also comes with aa 48MP triple camera setup.HMD Global has announced the Nokia X71, the first Nokia phone to sport a punch-hole display. The Nokia X71 has been launched in Taiwan and it touts a premium glass and metal design along with high-quality mid-range specifications that includes a 48MP triple camera system and a Snapdragon 660 chipset, among other things.It is still unclear whether the Nokia X71 will be called the Nokia 6.2 or Nokia 8.1 Plus. Given the pricing and hardware, the Nokia X71 falls right along or just below the Nokia 8.1 (Review). HMD Global hasn’t announced its global availability just yet, but we do expect the phone to launch in other markets including India soon enough. Here’s a quick look at the specifications, features and price of the new Nokia X71.Nokia X71 specificationsDisplay: The Nokia X71 sports a 6.39-inch PureDisplay screen with a FHD+ resolution and 19.3:9 aspect ratio.Processor: It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset.RAM: The Nokia X71 is offered with 6GB of RAM.Storage: It comes with 128GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 256GB.Rear camera: The Nokia X71 triple camera setup includes a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 5MP f/2.4 secondary depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor.Front: The phone gets a 16MP selfie camera housed in the display hole.Software: The Nokia X71 ships with Android 9 PieBattery: It houses a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.Nokia X71 features– In terms of design, the biggest new feature is the punch-hole display. This is the first Nokia smartphone to sport a hole cutout in the display to house the selfie camera. This type of display has been seen on phones like the Honor View 20 and Samsung Galaxy S10 in the recent past. The circular cutout allows for a notch-less display and larger screen real estate. The Nokia X71 offers a tall 6.39-inch FHD+ display with a 93 per cent screen-to-body ratio.advertisement– The Nokia X71 also gets HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology for high contrast, sharpness and enhanced colours. It also gets HDR10 video playback to offer an immersive viewing experience.– In addition to the edge-to-edge display, the Nokia X71 gets a premium metal and glass design. It comes with a 2.5D curved glass on the front and back and a solid metal frame. The phone is offered in a single Black colour option with copper accents around the frame, fingerprint sensor and camera module.– Notably, the Nokia X71 also gets the LED power button breathing light that HMD introduced earlier this year with the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 phones. The power button will glow white when you receive a missed call or an unread message.– The Nokia X71 is also the first Nokia phone to sport a triple camera setup with a 48MP primary camera. HMD hasn’t explicitly mentioned whether it’s using Sony’s IMX586 sensor or a Samsung GM1 sensor. Nevertheless, you can expect crisp and detailed shots through the primary camera that should also do well in low-light thanks to a large 1.6-micron pixel size and f/1.8 aperture. The triple camera setup also includes a 5MP f/2.4 secondary depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor.– The Nokia X71 gets a tried and trusted Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core chipset based on a 14nm process. This is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone also ships with Android 9 Pie, but lacks the Android One branding in Taiwan. If the phone launches internationally, you can expect to see the Android One branding with stock Android Pie out of the box.Nokia X71 price and availabilityThe Nokia X71 has been launched with a price tag of NTD 11,990 in Taiwan, which roughly translates to Rs 26,900. This is similar to the price of the Nokia 8.1 in India. The Nokia X71 is currently up for registrations and is expected to go on sale starting April 10. As mentioned earlier, there is still no word on what the phone will be called internationally, and when it will land in other markets including India.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-poweredALSO READ | What is PureDisplay and why it matters with the Nokia 7.1Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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first_imgWorld Cup 2019: England name Jofra Archer in final squad of 15World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer, who was knocking on the doors of England selection after a string of strong performances, was named in England’s 15-man squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cupadvertisement India Today Web Desk LondonMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 14:45 IST Jofra Acrher named in Englan’d final squad for 2019 World CupHIGHLIGHTSJofra Archer and Liam Dawson have been named in England’s 15-man squad for the World CupDavid Willey and Joe Denly missed out as ECB announced the final squad on TuesdayEngland recently beat Pakistan in a 5-match ODI series as part of preparations for the World CupEngland have announced their final 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019 with fast bowler Jofra Archer making his place in the team at the expense of seamer David Willey.England have made three changes to the prelimanry World Cup squad they had announced ahead of ODIs against Ireland and Pakistan this month. Joe Denly has made place for all-rounder Liam Dawson, while James Vince has been named the replacement for Alex Hales who was omitted from the team afer failing a drugs test.An ECB press release said Dawson made it to the squad after a run of good form for his county.”Hampshire’s Liam Dawson returns to the England set-up for the first time since sustaining a side strain during last October’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.”Sussex’s Jofra Archer was called up after his debut in the Royal London ODI series against Pakistan.”The 24-year-old fast bowler played two matches in England’s four-nil series victory over the past month.”The 29-year-old left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder has been in fine form for his county, claiming 18 wickets and averaging 45 with the bat during Hampshire’s run to the Royal London One-Day Cup final.”James Vince, the classy Hampshire top-order batsman, is also included having played his part during the Royal London ODI series against Pakistan. The 28-year-old will be looking to add to his 10 caps during the tournament.”From the preliminary squad that was announced last month, Kent’s Joe Denly and Yorkshire’s David Willey miss out on selection.”The squad will report to the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Friday ahead of the warm-up fixture against Australia on Saturday,” the release said.advertisementWorld Cup 2019 squad: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood,James Vince, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Jofra ArcherAlso Read | Keep it funny, not personal: Moeen Ali urges fans to go easy on Smith and WarnerAlso Read | Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater kicked off plane after creating ruckusAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Jofra ArcherFollow 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

first_img Next Defending champion Naomi Osaka crashes out after losing to Belinda Bencic in US Open round of 16Naomi Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.advertisement Associated Press New YorkSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 00:18 IST Noami Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday nightBoth defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinalsNaomi Osaka’s 10-match U.S. Open winning streak and title defense are done after she was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee and was visited by a trainer after getting broken to trail 3-2 in the second set.The result under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium on a rainy Monday means both defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinals at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of a painful left shoulder.Osaka made her breakthrough at Flushing Meadows a year ago, winning her first major championship by beating Serena Williams in a chaotic final that devolved after Williams got into an extended argument with the chair umpire.Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.The 13th-seeded Bencic, who is from Switzerland and has been mentored by Martina Hingis, showed again that she is a big-match player. She improved to 3-0 against Osaka this season and now has a tour-leading nine victories over top-10 opponents in 2019.Bencic also is 4-1 over her career against top-ranked players.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow US OpenFollow Naomi Osakalast_img read more

first_imgFreefly Systems/FacebookFreefly Systems/FacebookWe’re fast-approaching a world where smartphones will replace every mobile gadget in your luggage, up to and including a studio-quality video camera. While we’re not quite there yet, these five gadgets are among the best for upping your smartphone video game to near-pro level. The best part is that you can snag this entire setup for less than USD $500.Freefly Movi Smartphone Gimbal – $299Shooting 4K mobile video is within reach for even the most novice, budget-minded videographer, but that hyper-real level of resolution highlights the imperfections in every video you take. We’ve all suffered through too-long, Cloverfield-like YouTube videos that look like they were filmed during an earthquake. The solution? The tried-and-true gimbal. Hollywood has been using them for as long as anyone can remember because they smooth out even the shakiest video. The Movi Smartphone Gimbal is purpose-built for on-the-go videographers who demand the latest gimbal tech in the tightest possible package. The company behind the scenes, Freefly, has provided professional filmmakers with industry-leading gimbal technology for years. As a bonus, the company bundles a ton of video presets in with their hardware so you can add flair to your footage with the latest cinematic effects.See ItLume Cube Smartphone Video Kit – $110Of course, the most incredible, eye-popping footage is no good if the viewer can’t actually see what’s on-screen. Lume Cube sells the brightest mobile lights in the world. At just 1.5 inches cubed and less than three ounces, tossing them in your messenger bag or backpack ahead of a shoot is a no-brainer. Multiple lights can be synced, all wirelessly, to your mobile device. Whether you’re just looking to knock out a few shadows or flood the entire stage, 10 manual brightness settings (up to 1,500 lumens each) allow for fine control over your scene. The Lume Cube Smartphone Video Kit is a good place to start. The bundle features one Lume Cube, a USB charging cable, a smartphone mount, and a comfortable handle with a ball head.See ItPurple Panda Lavalier Lapel Mic Kit – $26While smartphone video quality has improved exponentially, the microphones inside the devices hardly seem to have progressed past the days of flip-phones. The solution is an external mic. If your goal is to film yourself (narrating a travel video while strolling the streets of Rome, for example) or interviewing locals while traveling, a lavalier mic is key. Like all tech aimed at videographers, the sky’s the limit on how much you can spend (e.g., thousands of dollars for a studio quality setup), but we love the Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel Mic Kit. It’s ultra-portable, sounds great, and works with a ton of mobile devices, including GoPros. Even more importantly, it’s available for a fraction of the price you’d pay for a similar mic from, say, Sennheiser.See ItManfrotto Compact Tripod – $65Sure, you can get by without a tripod, but why would you want to? Especially if you’re planning on taking this whole travel videography thing seriously. Manfrotto tripods are arguably the best in the industry. Their Compact Light Aluminum Tripod is compact, ultra-lightweight (less than two pounds!), and the head makes attaching your camera or smartphone a literal snap. The entire process from setup to filming takes seconds, so you’ll never miss an ultra-smooth, level shot. It’s also a must-have for anyone planning to shoot time-lapse video.See ItQuik GoPro Video Editor – FreeQuik App/FacebookQuik App/FacebookOf course, serious videographers edit almost exclusively on a laptop, but if you’re looking to go all-in with your mobile videography game, there are plenty of great options for editing your videos right on your smartphone. Quik is a fantastic, free video editing app backed by GoPro (available for both iOS and Android). It packs a staggering amount of features and functionality into an easy-to-use mobile app. It won’t give you the same granularity or full creative control of a proper desktop suite like Adobe Premiere, but it’s the closest mobile alternative. Plus, did we mention it’s free?See It The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_img Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Editors’ Recommendations The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Previous Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Increasing the pace requires little additional effort. Power builds evenly right up to the engine’s 8,500 rpm redline, as if the turbochargers are never on a break. Mechanical and aerodynamic grip are usually sufficient to keep the 720S in line, but the traction and stability control systems are always at the ready. On public roads (piloted by a sane operator), the McLaren 720S is never close to its performance limits, yet sensory delights abound.Indeed, the McLaren 720S is so effortless to drive, one might begin to imagine something’s missing. Yet all the right pieces are here — all the reasons we fantasize about owning a supercar.If it isn’t the lack of something, then it must be something added: this extraordinary performance, these sensational curves, and unprecedented accessibility. It’s impossible to exit gracefully, the ride is harsher than a wooden rollercoaster, and there’s hardly enough room for groceries — we can only be describing a supercar.Only in this class of automobile are oddities praised and impracticalities overlooked. A supercar can effectively veil any and all usability flaws with unfathomable performance potential.Why, then, is the McLaren 720S so amenable?The British automaker’s latest vehicle is irrefutably a supercar. Mid-mounted along the car’s carbon fiber chassis, a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. To demonstrate the vehicle’s firepower, one needs only to stomp on the accelerator. In 2.7 seconds, the 720S is already at 60 mph; five seconds later, what’s left of your face is hurtling along at 124 mph. Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman Miles Branman 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 1 of 20 Miles Branman Miles Branman Bringing the 2,800-pound spaceship to a rest is the job of massive carbon ceramic brakes, ultra-sticky Pirelli P Zero tires, and an active rear wing. Every bit of the 720S’ stunning bodywork manipulates air for smoother forward progression or engine cooling.It clearly boasts the proper specs (including a $285,000 sticker price) and invites its fair share of attention, yet by all other measures, the McLaren 720S is unlike any other supercar.Thanks to a bubble-style cabin with thin A-pillars and transparent roof panels, visibility and volume are excellent. The interior’s spacious feel complements a substantial front trunk compartment that swallows two small suitcases or one large one. Getting in and out of the vehicle is a breeze thanks to its butterfly doors and center cutouts.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.10%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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For better or worse, any valet can sort out the 720S’ controls in short order.Once on the move, the McLaren’s refined driving experience comes into focus. In its cushiest setting, the 720S moseys over broken pavement and speed bumps like any luxury sports car. On demand, a hydraulic lift pops the nose a few inches to avoid scraping on steep driveways. The gearbox is buttery smooth in its rotation through seven gears, feeling at times like a CVT (when not behaving like an Formula One dual-clutch). The steering is responsive but never busy. Wind and road noise barely penetrate the cabin, leaving the V8’s sonnet or Bowers and Wilkins sound system to fill the silence. Miles Branman Next Miles Branman A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman Miles Branman Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66last_img read more

first_img Dodge Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Previous The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags 1 of 3 The Hellephant is essentially a hotted-up version of the 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 found in the Hellcat and Demon. Bored out to a whopping 7.0-liters, the Hellephant V-8 also gets an aluminum block from the Charger Drag Pak, forged pistons, a high-lift camshaft, and the Demon’s valvetrain. However, to reach its peak performance — which is to the tune of 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque — the Hellephant also gets an increased displacement supercharger, a unit now calculated at 3.0-liters. Now, you may be thinking that this crate engine will only be for the drag racing enthusiast, the kind of gearhead that eats, sleeps, and showers at their local dragstrip — the semi-professional, if you will. You’d be absolutely wrong. This 1,000-horsepower wild child will be sold to Joe and Jane Public to be slot in everything your dreams, or nightmares, can conjure. What’s even crazier is that the Hellephant was designed to be a fairly plug-and-play kit; Dodge is offering a Front End Accessory Drive package (including pulleys, belts, alternator, starter, and power steering pump) that will essentially bolt right into pre-1976 Chryslers.DodgeDodge debuted the Hellephant at the 2018 SEMA show under the hood of one heavily modified 1968 Dodge Charger, but the Hellephant engine won’t be available to consumers until 2019. Unfortunately, at its debut, Dodge declined to state how much the Hellephant will set those wishing to scorch pavement back in terms of dollars and cents. To guess, however, we’d have to think that Dodge would want a pretty penny more than the current generation Hellcat crate engine, which retails for $20,000. And though you could likely build a 1,000 horsepower LS V-8 for less, you’re not likely to find one with a warranty. What would be our perfect build with the Hellephant you ask? Well, it would involve a mid-2000 Dodge Durango, Dakar-ready suspension, and all the open desert we could find. America is the land of excess. It is a country built by outlaws — outlaws who revolted and flipped off the king. And though the United States has risen to soaring heights, revolutionized technology and information services, brought about real social and political change throughout the world, and reinvigorated the electric vehicle revolution, we are still, at our core, a bunch of rootin’, tootin’, six-gunnin’, tire-immolatin’, gasoline-swillin’ outlaws that will positively embrace Dodge’s all-new 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engine. Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier center_img Editors’ Recommendations This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Dodge Dodge Next last_img read more

first_imgBy Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Cabinet has approved the payment of $13 million to the Port Henderson Development Company, for 0.97 acres of land.The land was used for the construction of the old Portmore Causeway in St. Catherine, which has now been incorporated into Highway 2000.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, gave details at a Jamaica House press briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister on June 13.She informed that the land, which was owned by the Port Henderson Development Company, was mistakenly assumed to be vested in the Commissioner of Lands and under the control of the National Works Agency (NWA).The Minister pointed out that the land was handed over to the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) by the NWA to be incorporated into Highway 2000.last_img read more

first_img The Minister, who was addressing the breaking of ground for construction of the Portmore Municipal Corporation’s new administrative building on Wednesday (May 31), urged the local representatives to emulate the late Mayor, George Lee, who displayed “commitment, respect, loyalty and decency”, during his time in Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is imploring councillors to put service at the centre of everything they do.“We want to take local government where the people not only respect you because of your political persuasion… (but) must also respect you because of the kind of representative that you are, the kind of service that you give,” he said.The Minister, who was addressing the breaking of ground for construction of the Portmore Municipal Corporation’s new administrative building on Wednesday (May 31), urged the local representatives to emulate the late Mayor, George Lee, who displayed “commitment, respect, loyalty and decency”, during his time in office.The structure, for which a $190-million contract was signed earlier this month, is to be situated on four acres of land in the vicinity of Braeton Parkway and Municipal Boulevard, which is near to the South St. Catherine Division (hundred-man) Police Station.The 22,654-square-foot facility will feature a ground floor, first floor and attic, and will have energy-efficient features such as LED, and solar street lighting. The overall development plan includes access for the physically challenged, landscaping, adequate car parking, and water harvesting.The 20-month project will be undertaken by HDB Construction Limited. Construction is expected to last for 20 months, beginning on June 1, and the intention is to execute the project in sections, so that the Corporation can move in and use the space during the period of the works.It is expected that the building will be completed by February, 2019.The Ministry is providing $100 million for the project, while the Corporation is contributing $90 million.Custos of St. Catherine, Rev. the Hon. Jeffrey McKenzie, in welcoming the undertaking, said it will result in improved services to residents of St. Catherine, as “when people work in comfort, productivity will be enhanced”. Story Highlightscenter_img Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is imploring councillors to put service at the centre of everything they do.last_img read more