10 months agoMan Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management team

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to rip the heart out of Tottenham’s management team.The Times says United are preparing an offer for manager Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez.They are also keen on landing Tottenham’s head of coaching and player development John McDermott.Pochettino was stopped from answering questions on speculation linking him to the Manchester United job at a Spurs press conference earlier this week.When previewing Sunday’s Premier League game at Everton, questions on the subject were repeatedly shut down by the club’s press officer, who insisted the matter had already been discussed. last_img read more

10 months ago​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

first_img​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are willing to sign Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.Ramsey is out of contract in the summer, when Juve and other clubs could sign him on a free.But the Italian giants want him now to help with their battle to win the UEFA Champions League.And Calciomercato suggests that Juve could offer Arsenal a swap deal with Sami Khedira to secure Ramsey this month.The outlet claims Khedira is a player that Unai Emery would like to sign at the Emirates Stadium club.28-year-old Ramsey has 2 goals and 6 assists in 18 Premier League appearances this season – with 10 coming as a substitute. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa training

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham AWOL from Aston Villa trainingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham was missing from Aston Villa training today.The Mirror says Abraham went AWOL from Aston Villa earlier today to force through a move to Wolves.The on-loan Chelsea striker ,21, who has 16 goals in 20 games, was expected to report for Villa training Monday morning.But he didn’t show after asking Chelsea to cancel his loan and send him to Premier League Wolves instead.It is a nightmare for Villa who will be forced to splash out on a new striker instead this month. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month ago​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United sealed a tough away win in the Championship over Barnsley.The promotion hopefuls left it late in the game but sealed all three points with a 2-0 win.Loanee Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to break the deadlock, while Mateusz Klich made the game safe for Leeds.Both teams had chances early in the game, with the action being end to end.But it was not until the calmness of Nketiah coming off the sub’s bench that Leeds got their breakthrough.Barnsley may feel hard done by, given their excellent performance in the game.They had picked a very young side for the clash, with all their players aged 24 or less. last_img read more

a month agoSouthampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouth

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton smash four past fierce rivals Portsmouthby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton thrashed fierce rivals Portsmouth 4-0 on Tuesday to seal their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Danny Ings scored twice while there were also goals for Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.It was Saints’ first win at Fratton Park since 1984.”This is more than only reaching the next round,” said Hasenhuttl.”This is about reaching the hearts of the fans. I am very happy for them.”I knew it was massive game for them and I think we really didn’t start well in this game, but the players knew they had to fight for every inch.” last_img

22 days agoArsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chance

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Willock praises Emery: He gives youngsters a chanceby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoe Willock has praised Unai Emery for giving Arsenal’s youngsters a chance. Alongside peers Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli, Willock was instrumental in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege.It was the 20-year-old’s ninth appearance from 10 possible games across all competitions.He told BT Sport:”One of my targets is to get more goals in my game and it’s even better that my goal and my team’s goals has also come with a clean sheet.”The manager told us to keep going even if it’s three or four nil. We want to get the ball back and get more goals. He drills that into us.”We have a manager here who wants to play youngsters and I have to make sure I take my chances and prove why that is the way forward.” last_img read more

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England call

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England callby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says Charlie Taylor can win an England call in the future. The left back only made his first Premier League appearance of the season off the bench against Everton on Saturday. “I think it’s interesting for me, over these years, and now we’re very confidently talking about Burnley players being in the England squad,” Dyche said.“I remember when Tom Heaton got his first call up, it was ‘wow, Burnley haven’t had an England player for however many years’, and now we’re talking about it free and easy, saying, okay, Tom, Keano (Michael Keane), Corky (Jack Cork) got one out of the blue of course, you could argue last season for Westy (Ashley Westwood), just if you were going on form, and performances.“I still think there’s a lot of room and time for Charlie Taylor to go into that thinking, along his development line. Erik’s doing well at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a lack of belief in Charlie.“It’s good to say Burnley players are being talked about as freely as we are with the national side, and other international players as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Sprinted For A 98-Yard TD Against Wake Forest

first_imgJosh Adams stiff arms a defender on his way to the endzone.Josh Adams TDNo C.J. Prosise, no problem for Notre Dame. Freshman Josh Adams, who is filling in for Prosise, just broke off a 98-yard touchdown run to put the No. 4 Irish up 21-0 on Wake Forest.Buried at the their own 1 following a fourth-down stop, Notre Dame called for a quarterback sneak on first down before handing to Adams on 2nd-and-9. The result was the longest run ever at Notre Dame Stadium and the longest play from scrimmage in program history. Josh Adams takes it 98 yards To. The. House!!! 21-0 Notre Dame #WAKEvsND pic.twitter.com/d2ikSHNqTj— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 14, 2015Nasty stiff-arm there too from Adams.Stiff arm to paradise https://t.co/k95mgyRFX9— Boba Bettis (@CBusIrish) November 14, 2015Not too bad for the freshman.last_img

Allegri furious at ‘pressure’ on Italian referees

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri has refused to pin blame on referee Luca Banti after Juventus drew 2-2 at Atalanta, claiming there is “no desire to improve Italian football”.Allegri had to turn to Cristiano Ronaldo – who had been rested for Wednesday’s fixture – to salvage a share of the spoils at Atalanta, with the forward coming on from the bench to head in a late equaliser.Berat Djimsiti’s own-goal had put Juve ahead early on, but Duvan Zapata’s double saw Atalanta take the lead, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s dismissal for a second yellow card having made matters more complicated for Juve. 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? But Allegri did not single out referee Banti, instead turning attention to Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, who on Monday criticised the appointment of Paolo Mazzoleni’s for their clash with Inter, suggesting that Serie A officials are under too much pressure.”My patience has run out, but it’s better to talk about the game, I’m not in a good mood,” a frustrated Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.”I don’t talk about referees, Banti officiated well and these things happen. Outside we hear heavy statements from club owners about referees, speaking and moralising.”I’ll leave Banti, who refereed well, aside because it’s not elegant to make these allusions and declarations. I’ll never speak, we need to educate the fans.”But my patience is running out, in Italy we can’t improve with the example set by certain people.2 – Prior to today the last time Juventus conceded two goals in a Serie A game was in MD1 against Chievo. Hit. #AtalantaJuve— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 26, 2018″I could make a scene but that would be wrong, in Italy anything and everything goes and we never learn.”I’m sorry for Italian football, there’s no desire to improve Italian football. “I’m disappointed for the children and my children. We don’t want to improve this sport.”last_img read more

Bordeaux deny asking for Sala fee

first_imgBordeaux have denied demanding a fee for missing striker Emiliano Sala following his move to Cardiff City.Sala completed a club-record transfer to Premier League side Cardiff before the plane he was aboard went missing en route to the Welsh capital from Nantes on Monday.The search for Sala – who had been back in France bidding farewell to his team-mates at Nantes – was ended by Guernsey Police on Thursday, though the 28-year-old’s family are determined to resume the operation. 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? Amid the heartache, reports have emerged that Bordeaux asked for a fee from Sala’s transfer, believed to be 50 per cent following his spell at the club from 2012 to 2015, though the Ligue 1 outfit dismissed those claims.Communiqué du club https://t.co/SrGQ0ZfjDB pic.twitter.com/CalZCfZwEU— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) January 27, 2019″FC Girondins de Bordeaux formally denies the information published in the Presse Ocean newspaper that the club claimed its ‘due’ on the occasion of the transfer of Emiliano Sala,” Bordeaux said in a statement.”In today’s sad circumstances, Girondins de Bordeaux express their support for Emiliano Sala’s family and friends.”Sala’s family reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target in their bid to resume the search for the Argentine forward.Search and rescue efforts had spanned three days without a trace of the Piper Malibu aircraft before the authorities opted to call a halt to their scanning of the area.A GoFundMe page was created by non-profit organisation Sport Cover on Friday, with “its sole purpose” being to help continue the search for Sala and Ibbotson.The pot surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe helping it over the line. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Australia handed ‘rubbish’ red card against Norway

first_imgAustralian defender Alanna Kennedy was shown a straight red card against Norway in their Round of 16 clash at the Women’s World Cup to the disbellief of players and fans. After the Matildas forced the match into extra time, Kennedy was given her marching orders in the 104th minute with scores locked at 1-1 after appearing to drag down a Norwegian attacker.The referee ruling that Kennedy was the last defender and denied a clear goal scoring opportunity with VAR deciding against overturning the decision. 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? With question marks over whether Norway were in a position to score and the level of Kennedy’s contact, the red card didn’t go down well with those watching on. Jeepers this ref is doing a number on Australia. #AUSNOR— Daniel Garb (@DanielGarb) June 22, 2019That’s such an awful call. I’m offended.— Heath Pearce (@heathpearce) June 22, 2019Sorry for this at this hour…But think of the worst smelling number 2 a child can leave in their nappy and that is still not close to the pungency that equals that particular decision.— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) June 22, 2019Rubbish…— Tara Rushton (@TaraRushton) June 22, 2019Was it a red card? Should Kennedy have been sent?#OptusSport #FIFAWWC #NORAUS #NOR #AUS pic.twitter.com/s7YkgqxOJU— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) June 22, 2019Another disgraceful decision. A clear yellow for Kennedy, but certainly not a red. How is #VAR not recommending a pitch-side review of that one? Absolute shambles & sums up the woeful officiating all tournament. #Matildas right up against it here. #NORAUS #FIFAWWC— Rob Greenwood (@robgreenwood1) June 22, 2019The Matildas were also denied a penalty earlier in the match with VAR that time intervening to rule against Australia.Norway were unable to capitalise on Kennedy’s dismissal in extra time but would triumph on penalties as they booked their place in the quarter-finals. Kennedy, who was unable to watch the rest of the match due to a faulty TV, believes her sending off was harsh.”I felt at the time that my body was in front of hers and it was more or less a 50/50 and as a striker you go down and milk it a little bit, but the decision is what it is and the girls did really well to get us into penalties and that shows the character in our team and we will come back from this,” Kennedy said post-match. “I think there needs to be a lot more clarity around the decisions of the referees.”I think its been questionable throughout the whole tournament, and that’s not the way we want to play.”last_img read more

Lindelof looking forward to welcoming fresh faces

first_imgVictor Lindelof is looking forward to welcoming both a fresh start and fresh faces to Manchester United during an important summer for the club.Having seen a 2018-19 campaign which promised much deliver very little, the Red Devils find themselves rebuilding once more.Daniel James has become the first signing of what is expected to be a busy transfer window, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka potentially the next new arrival in a £55 million ($70m) switch from Crystal Palace. 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? United are moving quickly to get additions on board, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to have as long as possible to work with big-money signings before the 2019-20 campaign gets underway.Lindelof says those already at Old Trafford will endeavour to make that process as painless as possible, with any injection of talent set to be embraced.The Swedish defender, who linked up with the Red Devils in 2017, told the club’s official website: “Pre-season is very important for the team.“New players come in and meet the group and I think it’s vital, especially this season, that we’re all together in the beginning and work through things we want to do and the things we want to improve, so yeah I would say pre-season is very important.“When I had just signed for the club, it was important for me to meet and bond with all the players and staff, see what what kind of personalities there are and see how the club worked. I really enjoyed it.”Pontus Jansson LeedsUnited are set to open their pre-season schedule with a game against Perth Glory on July 13, before then facing old adversaries Leeds four days later.Lindelof is excited by a meeting with the Whites that will see him going head-to-head with fellow countryman Pontus Jansson.He added: “I’ve never played against them but I’ve heard about the rivalry with Leeds of course.“Even if it is a pre-season game, I think it’s going to be a tough one.“I have a Swedish friend playing there so it’s also going to be fun. I’m looking forward to that game.”For now, though, Lindelof is focused on getting himself into the best possible shape for the challenges to come – both friendly and competitive.He said: “We are professionals so even when we’re on holiday we still have to train and keep the fitness levels up.“The most important thing in pre-season is to get minutes on the pitch, feel the rhythm of the game and work through the tactics, so that everyone knows exactly what we want to do.”United will kick off their Premier League season with a home date against Chelsea on August 11. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Roma confirm €23.5m signing of Betis goalkeeper Lopez

first_imgRoma have announced the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Real Betis, for a fee of €23.5 million (£21m/$26m).The 24-year-old made 35 appearances for Betis last season after they had signed him on a free transfer from Espanyol. He played 78 times for the Catalan club, having joined them in 2014. The one-cap Spain international has signed a five-year deal with Giallorossi, and will compete with Sweden international Robin Olsen for the No. 1 jersey in the Italian capital.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “It’s almost impossible to say no to a club like Roma,” Lopez said in a statement released by his new team.“This is an important step forward in my career. I am happy with the trust placed in me by this great club. I feel ready to face this new challenge.”He was welcomed to Roma by the club’s Sporting Director Gianluca Petrarchi, who has been busy since taking over the role on July 1.Lopez is the fourth signing the club have made since then. The shot-stopper joins Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Leonardo Spinazzola as new members of Paulo Fonseca’s side.The fee for the Spaniard raises Roma’s spending this summer to over €100m.“I am very pleased with the arrival of Pau Lopez to the team,” Petrarchi added to the club’s statement.“Despite being a very young boy he still has 100 appearances in a competitive championship like La Liga.“I am convinced that he will be able to do well also with us and grow a lot thanks to the staff of Mr. Fonseca.”It has been a summer of upheaval for Roma, club captain Daniele De Rossi was told his contract would not be renewed, ending an 18-year association with the club.Partially as a result of the treatment of De Rossi club legend Francesco Totti left the club, ending a 30-year spell.Totti, Roma’s leading goalscorer laid the blame at the feet of club chairman James Palotta, and said leaving his childhood team was ‘like dying.’He said he would return to the club in the event that Palotta left, accusing the American owner of wanting ‘Romans out of Roma.’last_img read more

Tottenham agree £25m Sessegnon deal

first_imgRyan Sessegnon is heading to Tottenham to undergo a medical after Spurs agreed a £25 million deal (€27m/$30m) with Fulham.The agreement also involves Josh Onomah heading to the Championship club as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in more fresh faces on deadline day.Sessegnon pushed for a move away from his boyhood club as his contract had just one year left to run, with the transfer due to be finalised before the 5pm deadline for English clubs. 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? There had been slow progress with talks all summer although Onomah’s inclusion in the deal led to a decisive breakthrough.Sessegnon is regarded as one of English football’s top talents and was part of the England squad for the Under-21 European Championship.He burst onto the scene at Craven Cottage as a 16-year-old, scoring 21 goals in 75 Championship appearances for the Cottagers over two seasons.The left-back, who can also play as a winger, struggled to repeat that form following Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last season, however, as he found the net on just two occasions in his 35 appearances.Onomah, meanwhile, was keen to move to Fulham after only making 32 appearances for boyhood club Spurs, with him having moved further down the first-team pecking order.The 22-year-old academy graduate spent last year on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and he also had a temporary spell at Aston Villa before that.Spurs want to add further talent to their squad before the window closes and Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has also agreed on a move to the Champions League finalists.Pochettino’s side have also reached a €70m (£65m/$78m) agreement with Juventus for Paulo Dybala although it appears unlikely they will be able to match the Argentine’s wage demands.Philippe Coutinho is another who is on the north London club’s radar, with Barcelona keen to secure a loan agreement with the Premier League club to allow them to focus their attentions on re-signing Neymar.Like the Dybala transfer, though, there is more scepticism that a move will actually go ahead, hence Spurs’s decision to push on with talks for Betis star Lo Celso.last_img read more

Analyst Calls For Major Head Coach To Be Fired

first_imgLouisville's players take the field for a football game.LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 1: The Louisville Cardinals run on the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Papa John’s Stadium on October 1, 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Everyone probably knew that Clemson would blow out Louisville football today. The Tigers are cruising to the College Football Playoff, and the post-Lamar Jackson era Cardinals have sunk to the bottom of the ACC.I don’t think even the most optimistic Clemson fan would’ve called today’s score though.The Tigers rolled to a 77-16 win at home. Things were so bad, that Trevor Lawrence only threw 12 passes for 59 yards before leaving the game for Chase Brice.Clemson’s rushing statistics are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. As a team, the Tigers ran the ball 37 times for 492 yards and five scores.Three guys—Travis Etienne, Lyn-J Dixon, and Tavien Feaster—broke 100 yards, but none carried the rock more than eight times. In total, 14 players recorded carries according to ESPN’s box score.Looking for an upset win by Louisville football was too much, but this performance might be the final nail in a well-secured coffin for Bobby Petrino’s tenure at UL.SB Nation‘s Jason Kirk is not a Louisville fan, but even he didn’t waste time in summing things up with his post on the game.https://t.co/Hko6ZxZPiz— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 3, 2018Things were so bad today, that Dabo Swinney found a way to get his son Will, a walk-on, a score.Will Swinney is in for the TD!And looks like Dabo couldn’t be happier ? pic.twitter.com/qjhPHrWky7— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2018The name everyone points to as the next Louisville coach is Jeff Brohm. He’s done an amazing job at Western Kentucky, replacing Petrino, and now Purdue. However, he’s likely to get looks at the biggest jobs that open this year, and while UL is his alma mater, and maybe a better job than Purdue on paper, it’s not a guarantee that he makes that jump.Brohm recently let everyone know how happy he is at Purdue, amid the rumors. Louisville will be a big draw for him, but it doesn’t feel like a slam dunk right now.last_img read more

Look At What Coach O Did To His Headset During The Fiesta Bowl

first_imgEd Orgeron of the LSU Tigers calls a timeout during the second half of a game against the Mississippi Rebels.BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers calls a timeout during the second half of a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)UCF is giving LSU and Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron all they can handle in the Fiesta Bowl today.Coach O’s team quickly fell into an 11-point hole in the first quarter, but rebounded in the second quarter and took a 24-14 lead with 7:11 remaining.But on the final UCF play of the half, quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. found Gabriel Davis for a 32-yard touchdown to cut LSU’s lead to just 24-20.Oregeron was none too happy to give up such a huge play at the end of the half and promptly took out his anger on his headset.Coach O…..SMASH pic.twitter.com/tmBs5xqAtf— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) January 1, 2019Orgeron is trying to get his first 10-win season as a coach and deliver the first-ever Fiesta Bowl to LSU, so perhaps it’s understandable that he’s frustrated that the game is so close.The question on everyone’s mind is likely, why do SEC coaches keep breaking their headsets in anger even though they’re winning?In the Orange Bowl on Saturday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban similarly smashed his headset after a mistake by one of his players even though he was comfortably ahead of Oklahoma.LSU and UCF are playing on ESPN.last_img read more

How Much The A’s Reportedly Ended Up Offering Kyler Murray

first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)When the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway next Thursday, there is a chance Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray’s name is called with the No. 1 overall pick. If it isn’t, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner shouldn’t have to wait long to be chosen.It has been a whirlwind few months for Murray, who the Oakland A’s selected with the ninth overall pick of last June’s MLB Draft. It was a bold move, especially considering Oakland agreed to give Murray a $4.6 million bonus to sign with them and commit to baseball.However, after a huge fall on the gridiron, many began to wonder if Murray would have a change of heart. Eventually, he did, and spurned the A’s to pursue his football career.Murray has to pay back the portion of his bonus that he’s already received, as well as forfeit the rest of it. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, the $4.6 million is only the beginning of what Murray is giving up by picking football.Per Klemko’s latest feature, the A’s offered Murray eight figures in guaranteed money when they tried to persuade him to stick with baseball earlier this winter.Here’s what Murray wasn’t disclosing, though. According to a source close to the family, the A’s contingent that visited Kyler in January offered him a contract worth $14 million in guaranteed cash, in addition to his signing bonus. (The deal would have required that Oakland take the extreme step of adding Murray to its 40-man roster and would have paid out a figure similar to that of a top 10 NFL draft pick. For context, Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, who went eighth in 2018, signed a four-year deal worth $18.5 million.) But Kyler turned down that offer, and his family has kept those financials out of the media.That’s a strong offer by Oakland. Sure, Murray would have a way to go before he could earn a lucrative major league contract, but $14 million just to get your foot in the door is tough to turn down.Murray has been rumored to be the preferred target of the Arizona Cardinals, who owns the No. 1 pick, throughout this offseason. However, Arizona would presumably need to work out a trade of last year’s first-round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, to make room for Murray.The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville.last_img read more

Your Samsung Galaxy smartphone could play PUBG smoother with this upcoming feature

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 10:34 IST HIGHLIGHTSNew software technology will boost GPU performance on its smartphones.The feature is called the Neuro Game Booster technology for now officially.Huawei came up with its GPU Turbo technology on select Huawei and Honor smartphones.Samsung has been lately on its toes when it comes to innovation in the smartphone space. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018, it proudly showed-off their first foldable smartphone prototype and announced to make it commercial sometime in 2019. It also wooed the world with its anti-notch solution in the form of punch-hole displays, also known as Infinity-O display. Samsung also catered to breeding grounds of gamers with its Galaxy Note 9 last year. It seems that Samsung has taken its affiliation with the world of gaming a bit seriously and is working on several features for next-gen Galaxy smartphones.A new media report states that Samsung is working on a new software technology that will boost GPU performance on its smartphones. The technology has been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (UIPO) under the name of Neuro Game Booster technology. While the patent registration hasn’t mentioned how the technology works, it seems that Samsung will be relying on neural networks that Android and the next-generation chipsets will offer.However, this isn’t the first time such a kind of technology has come to our knowledge. In the past, Huawei came up with its GPU Turbo technology on select Huawei and Honor smartphones. Huawei’s technology worked on a different principle, wherein the GPU stored the rendered frames in the cache memory for a while. The CPU would then re-use the pre-rendered frames to reduce the stress on the GPU and cut down on processing time. This was particularly helpful if the same scene is repeated in a particular game. The GPU Turbo technology delivered higher frame rates in demanding games, making the overall gameplay experience smoother.advertisementIn the case of Samsung’s technology, it remains to be seen what kind of underlying technology is used to boost GPU performance. The next generation chips and modern software will let Samsung exploit artificial intelligence to possibly reduce the stress on the GPU and offer higher frame rates. The effects of the technology won’t be evident on the high-end models, but midrange models could be able to benefit from the technology with less-powerful internals.As of now, it’s now known whether Samsung will deliver this technology to its existing lineup of Galaxy smartphones. The flagship models such as the Note 9 and S9 have a high chance of getting the Neuro Game Booster Technology. However, the current crop of Galaxy A series and J series smartphones could highly benefit from such technology in place. It also remains to be seen whether the game boost technology will only be limited to its Exynos chips or trickle down to the models sporting Qualcomm chipsets.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Fold may offer a smaller battery than Galaxy A70, new leak suggestsALSO READ | Exclusive: Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 at Rs 8,990, M20 at Rs 12,990ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10 may come with 6.2-inch Infinity-V display, Exynos chipGet 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 SamsungFollow androidFollow smartphonesFollow Exynos Your Samsung Galaxy smartphone could play PUBG smoother with this upcoming featureSamsung’s version of a game boost is expected to rely on artificial intelligence for improving GPU performance.advertisementlast_img read more

MS Dhoni’s stature is huge, unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with him: Bharat Arun

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 15:04 IST Rishabh Pant was booed by the Mohali crowd during the fourth ODI between India and Australia on Sunday (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was booed by the Mohali crowd over missed stumping chance on SundayIndia felt MS Dhoni’s absence as Australia gunned down a 359-run targetMS Dhoni has been rested for the last two ODIs of the ongoing series vs AustraliaWith Rishabh Pant missing a few chances behind the wicket in the Mohali ODI and the spectators demanding MS Dhoni’s return, India bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday said “it is unfair to compare the newcomer to a legend”.Speaking to the media on the eve of the fifth one-dayer here in Feroz Shah Kotla, Arun said the team is focussed on trying out combinations ahead of the England-Wales World Cup.”Unfair to compare Dhoni and Pant. Dhoni’s stature is huge. He is a legend. His work behind the stumps is exemplary.”MSD is a huge influence on the team. We will be trying out different combinations. Not necessarily these combinations will be in the World Cup. Any mistakes, hiccups have to be now. We are extremely cautious,” he said.India skip training to be “mentally fit”Keeping in mind the workload of the players, the Indian team on Tuesday did not train ahead of the final game against Australia at the Kotla.However, the bowling coach said the team at this point is really happy with the combinations they were trying out going into the mega event starting May 30.India willl comeback stronger: Arun”Considering the workload and the back-to-back matches, we wanted to be mentally fit for the big one,” he said.Commenting on the last game, Arun said that Aussie batman Ashton Turner (84 off 43 balls) must be given credit for his job and he is happy with the way the Indian bowlers have bowled.”If you see, the success of our bowlers, it has been more than 75 per cent. These things do happen (last game) and I am happy that it happened now and it shows us areas where we can improve before the World Cup.advertisement”You should give credit to the knock Ashton played. Dew played a crucial role — but I am not trying to give excuses. Didn’t bowl as well we had planned for him, but we will comeback stronger,” he said.”More or less, the team is sure of the combinations. Want to try out all combinations so that there is no room for any further improvement going into the tournament,” he explained.’Great learning experience before the World Cup’Commenting on Virat Kohli’s batting down the order in the Mohali ODI, Arun said: “This is the only time we can try combinations. Kohli has been absolutely successful at No.3 and we are trying options before the World Cup.”Definitely there are certain areas we need to address both in batting and bowling. We have been thrown in areas we need to work on and that is a great learning experience before the World Cup.”Arun was full of praises for both Kedar Jadhav and all-rounder Vijay Shankar.”Vijay has gained in confidence, batted brilliantly, be it No.4, 6 or 7. The confidence from batting rubbed onto his bowling. He is touching 130 (kmph) and is looking a lot more confident.”Kedar has also done the job on many occasions. But I have told my bowlers that as long as you don’t let him bowl, you have done a good job,” he smiled.Commenting on the camouflage caps controversy created by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Arun said: “I think we did what we felt we needed to do for the country. We wanted to show we appreciate the cause. It is beyond us to think or control what PCB thinks.”Also Read | Bishan Bedi’s message for Virat Kohli: Calm mind ultimate weapon against any challengeAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s India face risk of unwanted record in ODI series vs AustraliaAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Bharat ArunFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Delhi ODIFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Rishabh Pant MS Dhoni’s stature is huge, unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with him: Bharat ArunOn the eve of the fifth ODI between India and Australia, the hosts skipped training in order to be “mentally fit”, bowling coach Bharat Arun saidadvertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Used coin to practice yorkers, says Avesh Khan

first_img Aditya K Halder New DelhiApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 09:17 IST IPL 2019: Avesh Khan has played only one match so far this season (Courtesy by BCCI)Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan became the talk of the town last season – while playing for Daredevils – when he picked the scalp of Kings XI Punjab’s Aaron Finch with a ferocious 148.7kmph delivery.The 22-year-old since then has been under the selector’s radar and was picked for the India A side after an impressive Ranji season, which was highlighted with an impressive 7-for against Hyderabad.However, T20 is a demanding game and requires a bowler to have variations in order to succeed in a format that is so brutal on the bowler.The Madhya Pradesh speedster has recognised such a daunting requirement of the game and has been working on variations including yorkers.”I have worked on two-three variations in my bowling during the season as it is an important aspect in T20 to surprise a batsman,” Avesh told Mail Today. “For example, I trained on wide yorkers and stump yorkers using a coin to land the ball at the place I want to. I also had to work on other variations too”With the inclusion of Ishant Sharma and availability of players like Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada, the natural pacer is finding it hard to break into the playing XI this season and has made a solitary appearance.But Avesh is not buoyed by the tough competitions; in fact, believes his chances will come sooner or later.”I don’t think so it’s a bad thing to have such competitions. Actually having likes of Rabada and Ishant bhai during a match will help me in getting tips and set fielders during a live situation using their experience. It is something I didn’t get last season,” Avesh explained.advertisementDelhi, who have blown hot and cold this season so far, are finding it hard to score lower down the order and made a mockery of themselves when they lost seven wickets in space of eight runs to Kings XI Punjab.Avesh revealed he and others have been batting in the nets too this season to especially prepare for situations where the need for big hitting arrives.”I have been spending time on the nets and batting coach Pravin Amre have been training the tailenders to work on batting in a situation where runs need to be scored quickly,” he revealed.However, coach Ricky Ponting has made his thoughts clear about his intentions with the bowlers: bowl as fast as possible.”Ponting has always shown faith in me and he always backed me to bowl fast deliveries. Even when I am not in the team he always asks me not to lose hope and be prepared to bowl as fast possible when my chance comes,” concluded Avesh.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 IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Avesh KhanFollow CoinFollow practiceFollow yorkers IPL 2019: Used coin to practice yorkers, says Avesh KhanDelhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan has been working hard to perfect his yorkers and even with strong competition for a spot in the playing XI, he believes his chance will come.advertisementlast_img read more