Barcelona January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Rafinha targeted by Arsenal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:45 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Arsenal target RafinhaArsenal are interested in signing in-demand Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to  Catalunya Radio, via Sport. Rafinha is looking to leave Barca in January in search of regular first-team football, and he is a target for Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.He could be allowed to leave on loan with a view to a €20 million permanent move, with Arsenal one of three clubs interested. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca still in for GriezmannAntoine Griezmann Atletico MadridSpanish TV programme  El Larguero on Cadena SER (vis AS ) has revealed that Barcelona are still very much in for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.While the signing of Philippe Coutinho put a temporary dampner on hopes of signing the French striker because of FFP, the report states that Barca will match the €100m buyout clause and offer a package to put Griezmann on a pay structure similar to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, the club’s top earners. Arda set for Istanbul Basaksehir Arda Turan BarcelonaBarcelona midfielder Arda Turan’s move to Istanbul Basaksehir is set to be confirmed this week, according to the Turkish club’s coach. The 30-year-old has yet to appear in La Liga this season, and Basaksehir manager Abdullah Avci said that Turan’s move back to his home country will be announced Thursday or Friday. Check out the full story on Goal!Napoli leading race for DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu BarcelonaNapoli are the favorites to sign Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu, reports  Gianluca Di Marzio . The Spanish giants aren’t interested in loan deals and the Serie A side are the only ones willing to meet the club’s €18-20 million asking price. Barca offer Rafinha to InterRafinha Granada Barcelona La LigaBarcelona have offered midfielder Rafinha to Inter Milan, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .Rafinha has also been linked with Celta Vigo, but his versatility makes him a good fit for the Nerazzurri. Andre Gomes asks to leave BarcaAndre Gomes BarcelonaAndre Gomes has asked Ernesto Valverde to let him leave Barcelona, reports Sport . The report claims that the midfielder doesn’t care if he goes on loan or on a full transfer, but wants out during the winter window. Barca strike €11.5m Mina dealYerry Mina PalmeirasBarcelona have agreed the €11.5 million purchase of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to Sport .The Colombia international has been the subject of a transfer tug of war between the Catalans and Palmeiras in recent weeks, with the latter demanding a fee that exceeds the first option already agreed.But there has been a breakthrough, and Mina is now expected to arrive in Barcelona this week to finalise a transfer.Rakitic eyes Barca exitIvan Rakitic BarcelonaBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Diario Gol .Rakitic is wary that his gametime may be diminshed by the signing of Philippe Coutinho from the Reds, but he is unwilling to move before the World Cup next summer.If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.Barca rejected Coutinho loanPhilippe Coutinho LiverpoolBarcelona rejected the idea of loaning Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Mail .Liverpool’s owners reportedly did everything in their power to keep the Brazilian at Anfield until the summer, hoping a loan would be reasonable given Coutinho is cup-tied in the Champions League.Turan wants to stay at BarcaArda Turan BarcelonaArda Turan wants to stay at Barcelona and collect his full salary from the club, according to Cadena SER .While the club are looking to offload Aleix Vidal, Gerard Deulofeu and Turan, the Turkey international – who has made no appearances since Ernesto Valverde took over last summer – reportedly wants to complete his contract at the Camp Nou.Barca ahead of Man Utd in Griezmann chaseAntoine Griezmann Atletico MadridManchester United face a battle to convince Antoine Griezmann to join them, with Barcelona considered favourites to land the Atletico Madrid star, according to ESPN .The Red Devils retain an interest in the France international but he would prefer to stay in Spain, thus edging Barca to the front of the queue for his signature.Griezmann is unlikely to leave the Liga club in January and although he remains open to a switch to Old Trafford, there are still reservations about swapping Madrid for Manchester.last_img read more

Laudrup: Unfair to compare Dybala with Messi

first_imgLionel Messi Dybala is no Messi – Laudrup thinks comparisons are unfair Alex Fisher 02:54 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) messidybala - cropped Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Paulo Dybala Juventus v Genoa Real Betis v Barcelona Juventus Serie A Primera División The Danish football legend says comparing the two Argentina team-mates is unfair on the Juventus forward, who has also rejected comparisons Paulo Dybala may be a burgeoning star in European football but it is unfair to compare him with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, says Michael Laudrup.Dybala’s exploits for Juventus since moving from Palermo in 2015 have earned him rave reviews, the 24-year-old scoring 44 Serie A goals in 84 games for the Bianconeri.His 17 strikes in all competitions this season have made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with many labelling him as the heir to Messi’s throne with Argentina and Barca. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Former Juve and Barca player Laudrup does not buy into that train of thought, though, because he believes Messi is a once-in-a-generation player.”He’s a talent,” Laudrup told Omnisport. “The problem I think is that he’s from Argentina and he’s another player that people like to say could be the next Messi. “No, there is no next Messi now. To see the next Messi, we’ll have to wait. I don’t think I’ll see the next Messi in my lifetime.366 – Lionel Messi is now the player with the most goals scored in one of the top five European leagues, surpassing Gerd Müller (365 in Bundesliga). Milestone.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 15, 2018″You don’t see a player like that every ten years, or every 15. Maybe we’ll have to wait 25, 30 years, 50 years to see another player like that. This is the standard you use sometimes.”He [Dybala] is from Argentina, he’s left-footed, he’s not so tall, the way he is moving.”But I don’t think it benefits him that he’s compared to Messi, because he is no Messi. He is a very talented player, but he is no Messi.”last_img read more

Schopf pens Schalke deal through to 2021

first_imgBundesliga Schopf pens Schalke deal through to 2021 Dom Farrell 23:48 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AlessandroSchopf - cropped Bongarts Bundesliga Schalke 04 The midfielder has been hailed as a “complete player” by manager Domenico Tedesco after committing to a new three-and-a-half-year contract Schalke midfielder Alessandro Schopf has signed a new contact that ties him to the Bundesliga club until 2021.Schopf joined Schalke from Nuremberg midway through the 2015-16 season and has gone on to score 11 goals in 68 matches across all competitions.AdChoices广告The 24-year-old Austria international has returned to action this term after suffering a ruptured cruciate knee ligament in April and Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco was thrilled to retain his services for a longer spell.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Schopf is almost a complete player,” he said. “He is very diligent and runs many, many kilometres in each game.”He is versatile and always wants to play, no matter which position it is.”In addition, he is technically savvy, is brave and a great person. We’re delighted to be able to continue working with him.”Schopf added: “I’m delighted to continue my journey at Schalke and am looking forward to more good times in Gelsenkirchen.”I’m proud to wear the Royal Blue shirt. I see ourselves on a very good path and believe that our development is far from over.”Back-to-back defeats against Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich have seen Schalke drop to sixth in the Bundesliga, but they are only four points shy of RB Leipzig in second.last_img read more

High Performance Youth And Masters Coaching Positions

first_imgThe previous process held during October of this year resulted in limited expressions, and as a result TFA will re-open the Expression process. Members wishing to express their interest now have until COB Friday, 27 January 2012 to submit the required information.Please click on the attachment for more information. This story was first placed on the website on Friday, 9 December 2011. Related Files2011_coach_re_advert_-_youth__masters-pdflast_img

10 months agoMan Utd open talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovic

first_imgMan Utd open talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are in talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovic.La Repubblica says former manager Jose Mourinho appeared to have identified the 21-year-old centre-back as the man to solve his defensive woes at Old Trafford.And despite Mourinho’s sacking, United are still pressing ahead to complete a deal.And it goes on to state officials have been locked in talks with Milenkovic’s agent throughout the Christmas period in order to get the transfer over the line.United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward wants to bring in reinforcements to help boost interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s quest to secure a top four spot.But the club are not expected to spend too heavily once the window re-opens, preferring instead to get the majority of funds for their next permanent boss. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield winger Elias Kachunga: Positives gained from Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield winger Elias Kachunga: Positives gained from Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town winger Elias Kachunga insists there’s positives to come from defeat at Manchester United.Kachunga made his first start since the September defeat at Leicester.”I think we played a good game and had our chances to go 1-0 up and even 1-1. We have to take the positives out of this game and move on,” said the winger.”Everyone has to work on putting the ball in the net and to have a good feeling on the pitch. It could’ve been a different game if we went 1-0 up.“We create the chances, now we just have to finish them.”Kachunga added: “I am happy that I am back and that I played against Manchester United, and I hope I can help the team with my fighting spirit and everything that I have.” last_img read more

10 months agoOzil: I am desperate to help Arsenal teammates

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ozil: I am desperate to help Arsenal teammatesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is adamant a knee injury is keeping him on the sidelines.Ozil missed Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing at Liverpool with a knee complaint, with Arsenal head coach Unai Emery saying after the game: “[It’s] His knee. I don’t know if it’s big or not big, but it’s his knee.”The German playmaker also missed Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham on New Year’s Day, but took to Twitter after the match to congratulate his team-mates for the victory and tell fans that he is targeting a comeback as soon as he can.Positive start into 2019 for us! Congrats Gunners! Nevertheless it was hard for me to not being on the pitch due to my injury today. I definitely want to help the team as soon as possible again. Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and satisfying 2019! #YaGunnersYa#M10— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 1, 2019 last_img read more

4 days agoTrippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Trippier has revealed a nickname Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa has given him.The England full-back completed his move from Tottenham to the Spanish club in the summer, where Costa is also currently plying his trade.And the ex-Chelsea striker has wasted no time in giving Trippier plenty of banter, naming him after Man Utd and England legend Wayne Rooney.Costa has a reputation for being hot-headed with a fiery temper, but Trippier explained his other persona as the joker of the dressing room is more accurate.“He calls me Rooney ten times a day!” Trippier told Marca. “He’s like that all the time and it makes me laugh. But it’s Diego. I don’t mind. We all find it fun.“I like him to make jokes every day. I knew him from the Premier League and he’s the funniest player I’ve ever played with.“There’s a great atmosphere on the team, joking with each other, but Costa is the funniest. He also says I look like a boxer – but I don’t think so!“It’s been easy to adapt here. The weather is nice. The food is incredible, better than in England. People welcome me and make my family smile. It makes it easier for me.” last_img read more

College Football’s Top 10 Coaches, Per Athlon Sports

first_imgAthlon Sports ranks college footballs best coaches.Athlon SportsAthlon Sports has ranked every college football coach, No. 1 to No. 128, ahead of the 2016 season. You can view the full list here. The top of the list is what most people care about, though, and inside Athlon Sports’ top 10, there aren’t too many surprises. The biggest “surprise” is probably that there is only one SEC coach in the top 10, but there isn’t a clear SEC coach slight. .@AthlonSports ranked the top #CFB coaches in the country & only 1 SEC coach made the top 10— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 21, 2016The No. 1 and No. 2 spots are extremely obvious and unarguable. After that, there are a handful of coaches who could be deserving of the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 spots.If you were starting a college football program tomorrow, though, Harbaugh would almost certainly be the choice behind Saban and Meyer.last_img read more

Ozil challenged to be more like Bergkamp

first_imgMesut Ozil has been challenged to become more like Arsenal icon Dennis Bergkamp, with Ray Parlour looking for greater consistency if the German is to remain with the Gunners.Questions are being asked of the 30-year-old’s ongoing presence at Emirates Stadium.He is tied to a lucrative contract and there are those that believe he has failed to justify the funds and faith being shown in him. 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? There have been calls for Unai Emery to move the World Cup winner on this summer, freeing up space in the squad and wage bill for reinforcements.Parlour is not convinced that Ozil should be offloaded, as his creativity remains without question, but the former Arsenal winger concedes that more is required from a man with the ability to be a talismanic presence.“If Mesut is going to play a part in getting Arsenal back in the top four, then the club should keep him,” Parlour told Press Association Sport.“But he has got to work hard.“I played with Dennis Bergkamp and he very rarely had a poor game – you always knew what you would get out of him – and that is what Mesut needs to do, too.“The best players are consistent and I want to see that from Mesut. He is a quality player but he goes in and out of games, and it could be argued that he goes missing in the big matches. That is when you need your top men to perform.“He should have that in his locker. He has won the World Cup and starred for massive clubs. He just needs to show that desire to play for his team-mates and show more energy.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Mesut Ozil Hector Bellerin Arsenal 2018If Ozil does not move on, then Emery is expected to be given another limited transfer budget with which to work.Parlour added on the challenges facing the Gunners as they prepare for a third successive season without Champions League football: “The investment is going to be very important for Arsenal if they want to get back into the top four.“Mesut is the one who is on big wages that they might need to free up. It is a massive decision for the club.“But players hold all the power these days and not every player wants to leave. If they are on a good contract it is very hard to get a player out and that could be hard for Arsenal if they want to move Mesut on.“Arsenal will do the best for Arsenal Football Club, but Ozil has got two years on his contract and if he doesn’t want to go anywhere the club will have to pay him for those two years. That will be the key as to whether he stays or goes.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

ESPN Releases New College Football Top 25 Power Rankings

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)If Week 1 of the college football season taught us anything, it’s that Alabama and Clemson might be even better this season with new quarterbacks. Tua Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to a dominant win over Louisville, while Trevor Lawrence sparked the Tigers’ offense against Furman.ESPN unveiled its Power Rankings after the week 1 action.Not much has changed at the top of the college football rankings, but a few huge games from last weekend had a significant impact. Notre Dame’s win over Michigan vaulted the Fighting Irish up the polls.So too, did Auburn, which scored a win against No. 6 Washington. Meanwhile, a few teams suffered significant drops, including Michigan and Miami with their losses against top opponents.Penn State’s scare against Appalachian State also cost the Nittany Lions a few spots.Here’s the full top 25:AlabamaClemsonAuburnNotre DameWisconsinOklahomaGeorgiaOhio StateStanfordWVULSUUSCVirginia TechTCUMississippi StateWashingtonBoise StateMarylandOregonUCFFloridaPenn StateMichigan StateMichiganMiamiYou can see the full breakdown here.last_img read more

Injury Update For Alabama RB Damien Harris

first_imgA panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during a game.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)On Saturday afternoon, the Alabama Crimson Tide took the field of play as the unquestioned No. 1 team in the country. In what was seen as a “cupcake” game against The Citadel, the Crimson Tide struggled in the first half.The two teams went into the locker room tied at 10. That didn’t last long, however, as the Tide took over early in the third quarter.After managing just 10 points in the first half, Alabama scored 27 points in the third quarter alone. The offense finally got rolling thanks to Tua Tagovailoa’s arm.With a healthy lead, the Tide decided to start running the ball to wind down the clock. Star running back Damien Harris escaped for a big gain, but went down awkwardly.After being attended to by medical staff on the field, Harris went into the locker room.Here’s the play where it appears Harris was injured.All set up by this 73 yard run by Damien Harris! #Alabama— #FreePhillipDorsett (@ftbeard_17) November 17, 2018Stay tuned for the latest on the health of the Tide’s star running back.last_img read more

Photo: Look Who’s At Clemson’s Championship Celebration

first_imgA general view of Clemson's stadium.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels versus Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Considering that Clemson downright dismantled Alabama in the national championship, it’s only fitting that a proper celebration takes place this weekend.Between the stardom of Trevor Lawrence and the ferocity of the Tigers’ defense, the final game of the season wasn’t even close. It’s fair to say that Clemson handed Alabama one of its worst losses in recent memory.While the celebration at Death Valley consists of mostly players and coaches, it turns out that ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit is in attendance.It doesn’t appear that Herbstreit is currently on assignment for work, but he could be there to show the atmosphere to his sons.Both Jake and Tye Herbstreit are expected to attend Clemson next year and try out for the football team. Jake played defensive back in high school, meanwhile Tye was a wide receiver.Photos were taken of the Herbstreit family, as they seem to be enjoying the moment at Clemson.Check it out:Kirk Herbstreit and his wife and boys, and Andrew Booth and Jalyn Phillips— Anna Hickey (@AnnaH247) January 12, 2019Five-star cornerback Andrew Booth and three-star Jalyn Phillips were also at the stadium. The incoming freshmen might just be part of their own championship celebration next year.Once again congratulations to the Clemson Tigers on an outstanding season.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Weighs In On “The” Ohio State’s Trademark Application

first_imgKirk Herbstreit thinks a team could be out of the playoff.Earlier this month, it came to light that Ohio State had filed a trademark application for the word “the” – arguing it was doing so to protect assets of “significant value.” One big-time graduate of The Ohio State University thinks the whole thing is ridiculous.College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who played quarterback for the Buckeyes in the 1990s, was the subject of an interview with For The Win this week. He was asked about the whole trademark situation. He did not hold back.Herbstreit called the idea “ridiculous” – suggesting that nobody placed emphasis on the “The” until players on Monday Night Football starting doing so.Herbstreit went as far as to call the trademark filing “arrogant.”I’ve never really bought into that. My dad played at Ohio State, my dad coached with Woody Hayes. Ohio State’s always been Ohio State. I have a diploma that I’m looking at right now, and it says, “The” — T-H-E — Ohio State University, and nobody’s called it “The” Ohio State University, ever, as I grew up in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. And then one night on Monday Night Football — I don’t remember who the player was but he said, “The Ohio State University,” and it stuck. And from that point on, all the fans and everybody started saying “The,” “The,” “The.” To me, it’s Ohio State — always has been, always will be. I think it’s kind of ridiculous, the whole “The” thing.It comes across to me as very arrogant. I’m just not a fan of it. I didn’t grow up with it. Nobody’s more Ohio State than me, and I never heard it. I never heard “The” in my life until maybe about 15 years ago.Herbstreit openly roots for Ohio State, but he’s always done a good job at turning off his fandom when analyzing the Buckeyes against the competition. It looks like he’s done so here as well when it comes to moves the school makes on the revenue front.Ohio State’s 2019 season kicks off Saturday against FAU.last_img read more

Notre Dame’s New Mascot Responds To Social Media Criticism

first_img But really the guy is supposed to be a short ginger leprachaun. I’m all for equality but cmon.— Chris Barish (@chris_barish_22) September 3, 2019Yes a little pale white ginger with red hair is the only thing that should be allowed.— Silverstim (@Silverstim1) September 3, 2019Almost as many people on Twitter came to Jackson’s defense, though, calling out those who said he didn’t look the part.But Jackson has taken the criticism in stride. In a Tweet, Jackson asked that Notre Dame fans channel the “negative energy” into “bringing us together this season.”Like it or not, this guy right here is still one of your Notre Dame leprechauns! How about we use this negative energy to bring us together this season? See y’all next game 😉☘️ #GoIrish— Jamuel Sackson (@samuelbjackson) September 4, 2019Back in April, Jackson was named to a historic group of Notre Dame mascots that also included the first female leprechaun in history. It was the most diverse group of mascots ever formed.The Notre Dame leprechaun is an iconic character, but considering that it’s based on a myth and not real, there’s really no need to take what he or she looks like all that seriously. A general view of Notre Dame's football stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of Notre Dame Stadium as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Massachusetts Minutemen on September 26, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame leprechaun is one of the most iconic mascots in all of sports. Notre Dame student Samuel Jackson was honored to be selected to represent the character this year.But Jackson had to deal with some inappropriate criticism on social media after making his debut this past week.Jackson is only the second African-American to play the leprechaun, and many people disliked that he got the role.Nearly all of the criticism had to do with Jackson not looking like the traditional ginger-haired character in folklore.last_img read more

Oklahoma’s Cheerleaders Reportedly Told To Not Do “Horns Down”

first_imgAn Oklahoma cheerleader holding up a Sooner sign during a football game.NORMAN, OK – AUGUST 31: Oklahoma Sooners cheerleaders leave the field before the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks August 31, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s cheerleaders have been told to stop doing the “Horns Down” hand signal at athletic events or on social media, according to a new report.The OU Daily is reporting that Oklahoma’s spirit squad members, including the cheerleaders and mascots, have been heavily encouraged to stop doing the hand signal.Students have reportedly been told multiple times that they are not allowed to perform the hand signal, which taunts rival Texas.The Big 12 has made it a penalty for opposing players to use the hand signal toward the Longhorns. From the report:Seven student members from across OU’s spirit teams, including the cheer squad, RUF/NEKS, Lil’ Sis and mascots programs, have told The Daily they’ve been instructed by OU Spirit Coordinator Phil O’Neill not to use the hand sign. The students, some of whom have graduated and some who remain in the program, all shared the information on the condition of anonymity. Their identities are known to The Daily.According to the sources, on several occasions, including at a meeting in August 2018, O’Neill told the students they were not allowed to use the hand symbol. O’Neill informed them that any use of the hand symbol on social media would be asked to be removed. Several sources told The Daily they have been asked to delete posts with horns down in them over the past two years.This seems fairly excessive.Sure, the “Horns Down” symbol is technically a taunt at Texas, and in certain situations it’s probably uncalled for. But going to these lengths to stop it feels like a bit much.Oklahoma and Texas are set to meet in two weeks.The Sooners and the Longhorns will play on Saturday, Oct. 12. Kickoff is set for noon E.T. on FOX.last_img read more

Realme X will launch soon in India but with different hardware and price of around Rs 18,000

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 09:56 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme X is coming to India soon.Indian version of the Realme X will be different from the China variant.Realme X Indian version may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.Realme X just went official in China and India Today Tech got hands-on to the device. Read the quick review of the Realme X here. Soon after the China launch, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth announced that the Realme X will launch in India very soon. However, he didn’t reveal the launch timeline of the phone. Sheth has now revealed some more details about the Realme X India variant.On Saturday, Sheth revealed that the Indian version of the Realme X will be different from the China variant. He didn’t mention the difference though. But considering Xiaomi has announced to launch a Snapdragon 730 processor phone soon, it is highly likely that Realme X Indian version may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.Sheth revealed these details via a tweet. He said that the Onion and Garlic versions of the Realme X will also hit the Indian market. In fact, Sheth highlighted that India will get “one more special variant”. Sheth also revealed that in India the Realme X will be priced around Rs 18,000.In China, the Realme X is available in three variants — 4GB + 64GB variant costs CNY 1,499 (approx Rs 15,300), 6GB RAM + 64GB storage costs CNY 1,599 (approx Rs 16,300), lastly 8GB + 128GB storage model comes for CNY 1,799 (approx Rs 18,300).The China version of Realme X comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with up it 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.advertisementOn the camera front, the Realme X offers a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.6 micron pixel and 6P lens and a 5MP secondary depth camera. On the front the Realme X sports a 16MP pop-up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Realme X runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top and the phone houses a 3,765mAh battery.ALSO READ | Realme X launched with Snapdragon 710, AMOLED display, VOOC 3.0 and 48MP camera: Price, specificationsALSO READ | Realme X launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 chipset India launch confirmedGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RealmeFollow android Realme X will launch soon in India but with different hardware and price of around Rs 18,000Considering Xiaomi has announced to launch a Snapdragon 730 processor phone soon, it is highly likely that Realme X Indian version may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. advertisementlast_img read more

What are the skill sets required for the Indian youth to be employable?

first_imgWhat are the skill sets required for the Indian youth to be employable? Exposure to life-experiences, career options and education streams at a very early stage of life plays a much important role in anyone’s professional life.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 15:33 IST What are the skill sets required for the youth in country to be employable?Skill sets are always looked at as a means to progress and succeed in anyone’s professional life; however, what is often under looked is the importance of overall-exposure in life. Exposure to life-experiences, career options and education streams at a very early stage of life plays a much important role in anyone’s professional life. Youth of this generation is often heard saying that the competition is much tougher nowadays. What are the skill sets required for the youth in country to be employable?On the other hand they need to be mindful that exposure also is much better now, with increased internet penetration and various educational apps, online courses available on something as accessible as a smartphone. Exposure comes in many ways i.e. our schooling, socio-economic environment, Hobbies like reading, traveling, sports, arts etc. Each of these adds to perceptiveness of a person.These factors decide our approach towards a professional life very early on. Skill sets are obviously very important but youths and their parents should also try to increase the life-experience exposure as much as possible; this makes them smarter, resourceful and independent to make smart choices.The necessary skill sets come after competencies and the ones that should be focused on are:Soft skills and over-all grooming i.e. communication, body-language, inter-personal skills, dressing-style etc. makes you a pleasant person to come-by.General Aptitude i.e. language, mathematics, reasoning, reading comprehension forms the base of all other skills that can be acquired at any stage of someone’s career.General awareness makes you an informed person who can conduct his basic duties and be aware of rights in a society; general awareness makes you perceptive of how you should conduct yourself in a society.In the end comes the skill sets and is just the tip of the iceberg. Skill sets at any stage in our professional life has to cascade out of current developments in our commercial/economic environment.advertisementFor example, the current trending buzzwords in India are data, energy, environment-conservation, security and safety, infrastructural growth, start-ups, electric vehicles, politics, investments, taxation regime. All these buzzwords have a full gamut of career-options surrounding them. If we pick any two of these, suppose “data” and “electric vehicles”, we see that there are companies looking for data science specialists that can help them build self-driven electric vehicles. What are the skill sets required for the youth in country to be employable?Now this would be an ideal place for a science student with background of mechanical engineering and data science where the data science is a skill set acquired most likely at a later stage or with the engineering education. There are many permutation and combination of these buzzwords and career options emanating out of them. What matters is overall exposure and the competencies to be cognizant of the career-opportunities and then developing suitable skill sets for a chosen area.CBSE has done a great job of compiling education+career options list, once a student decides a choice, skill sets are the tools they will be able to find with the help of area experts.Authored article by Gaurav Chauhan, Senior Research Fellow, Great Lakes Institute of Management, GurgaonRead more: Here’s how Ed-tech companies are helping aspirants to boost their career in a better wayGet 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 bySmarica Pant Tags :Follow skill setFollow Education Nextlast_img read more

Yusuf Pathan serves food to Vadodara flood victims, earns praise for noble gesture

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 18:12 IST Former India cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan were born in Vadodara, Gujarat. (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSYusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan helped the flood victims in VadodaraYusuf Pathan was spotted serving food to the affected peopleVadodara has been massively hit by the heavy rainsHeavy rains in parts of the country have wreaked havoc in some States and have brought normal functioning of life to a standstill. Gujarat’s Vadodara also received unprecedented downpour that left the city flooded for weeks.In such an emergency situation, the Army is currently helping to evacuate the stranded. Many individuals and organisations have also stepped forward to help the affected people. Former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan, who are the residents of Vadodara, were also seen doing their bit to help out the flood victims.In some visuals that have surfaced, Yusuf Pathan was seen serving food to the victims while Irfan Pathan is said to be helping out the flood affected with accommodation.The noble gesture from the Pathan brothers has won millions of hearts on the Internet.Good work by @iamyusufpathan arranging food for #flood effected peoples in Vadodara,Gujarat. @iamyusufpathan ? #Vadodaraflood @INCGujarat #yusufpathan # mirza (@tofiqmirza786) August 3, 2019Barodian Cricketer @iamyusufpathan arranging food for flood Affected area in #Vadodara.#Vadodaraflood #Vadodararain #yusufpathan #baroda sanskari nagari (@Aapnu_vadodara) August 3, 2019Good work by Yusuf Pathan arranging food for flood effected peoples in Vadodara, Gujarat. Yusuf Pathan @yusuf_pathan @IrfanPathan JOSHI (@jigarceo) August 3, 2019Good work by Yusuf Pathan arranging food for flood effected peoples in Vadodara, Gujarat. @iamyusufpathan ???? Pathan (@ImranPa64578058) August 3, 2019Vadodara and surrounding areas in central Gujarat have been pounded by heavy rains over the past few days. On July 31, the city recorded a historic 554 mm of rain in just 12 hours.advertisementNDRF teams continued rescue operations in the flooded and low-lying areas of the city. Five people died and over 5,700 were evacuated after Vadodara witnessed 500 mm of rain in 24 hours till Thursday morning.With the city already waiting for the flood water to recede, it received another spell of heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, with 2.5 inches of rain (about 64 mm) falling in just a span of two hours.Also Read | Irfan Pathan, other J&K cricketers asked to leave Kashmir with eye on securityAlso Read | R Ashwin named PCA Player of the Month for consistent county performancesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Vadodara floodsFollow Pathan brothersFollow Yusuf Pathan Yusuf Pathan serves food to Vadodara flood victims, earns praise for noble gestureAt a time when Vadodara is battling with heavy rains and floods, former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan stepped forward to help the flood-hit victims of the city.advertisementlast_img read more

2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies to consolidate top-spot in World Test Championship table

first_img No data available! graphs commentary 2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies to consolidate top-spot in World Test Championship tableIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test: India needed just two sessions to take the remaining 8 wickets and win the 2nd Test to sweep the series 2-0 at Sabina Park on Monday. Rohan Sen KingstonSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 04:18 IST Virat Kohli became India’s most successful captain in Test cricket with his 28th win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (416 & 168/4d) beat West Indies (117 & 210) by 257 runs to sweep series 2-0India top the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points from 2 matchesThis is India’s 8th successive Test series win over West IndiesIndia registered yet another resounding win over West Indies in the 2nd Test on Monday to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. India had won the first Test by 318 runs in Antigua last week.Resuming their innings at 45 for 2 on Day 4, the Windies batsmen showed more fight than they put up in the first innings but still could not match up to the superior level of India and were bundled out for 210 in the second session to lose the match by 257 runs.India top the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points from 2 matches followed by New Zealand and Sri Lanka, who have 60 points each.The hosts had a shaky start after Darren Bravo retired hurt for 23 early on Day 4. Bravo was hit on the head in the final session by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer but he had passed a concussion test after the end of the third day’s play and was allowed to return to the field and complete his innings, but his condition worsened on Monday.Jermaine Blackwood was added to the Windies batting lineup as the concussion substitute under the new concussion rules. Blackwood became only the second concussion substitute in this World Test Championship after Marnus Labuschagne, who had replaced Steve Smith during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s last month.After Bravo left the field, Roston Chase joined Shamarh Brooks in the middle and the duo negotiated the first hour of play without giving away their wickets.advertisementBut soon after the first drinks break a wicket fell as Chase got out leg-before for 12 to Ravindra Jadeja. Shimron Hetmyer was sent back in the very next over by Ishant Sharma for 1 and it looked like the Windies innings would fold soon but Brooks and Blackwood steadied the ship and took the team to lunch at 145 for 4.The fifth-wicket partnership lasted for 61 runs before Jasprit Bumrah was brought into the attack and he once again provided the breakthrough for his captain by removing Blackwood for 38 which also triggered the Windies collapse.Kohli then produced a moment of magic on the field to run out Brooks, who departed after scoring his maiden half-century in Test cricket.When the skip says OUT!Two in an over for @imjadeja and the West Indies are on the ropes.Live – #WIvIND (@BCCI) September 2, 2019Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder failed to put up any fight and fell one after the other.A total of 12 players batted for the Windies in this innings thanks to the new concussion rules but they still couldn’t take the match to the final day. This was the first instance in Test history when 12 players came out to bat for a team.For India, Mohammed Shami finished and Ravindra Jadeja bagged 3 wickets each while Ishant Sharma picked up 2 and Jasprit Bumrah got one for all his efforts. Bumrah finished with 7 wickets in the match after his six-wicket haul in the first innings which also included his maiden hat-trick in Test cricket.India wrap up victory by 257 runs!They claim a series whitewash and another 60 World Test Championship points from the encounter.#WIvIND (@ICC) September 2, 2019The win saw Virat Kohli become the most successful Test captain for India with 28 victories to his name. He surpassed MS Dhoni’s record, who had 27 wins during his captaincy career. This is also India’s 8th successive Test series win over West Indies and their first series sweep in the Caribbean.Hanuma Vihari was picked as the Player of the Match for his maiden Test hundred in the first innings which saw him score 111 runs. He also finished as the highest run-scorer in the series with 289 runs from 2 matches at an average of 96.33 which included 1 century and two fifties. Jasprit Bumrah was the highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps in the 2 Tests which also included 2 five-wicket hauls.India finished the tour of the Caribbean unbeaten after having swept the T20I (3-0) and Test series (2-0) while they won the ODI series 2-0. India is also the first team to win a series in this World Test Championship.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for IndiaAlso Read | Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteAlso Read | India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4: As it happenedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 India VS West IndiesFollow ICC World Test ChampionshipFollow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit Bumrah scorecard advertisement view more view less Nextlast_img read more

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