LaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli coach Ancelotti: Ronaldo hasn’t changed since Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t seen a difference in Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.The pair worked together at Real Madrid.“I saw him when we played against Juventus,” Ancelotti explained to Tiki Taka.“We didn’t speak afterward though. He seems like the usual Ronaldo to me, he’s always a very decisive and motivated player.“I don’t think he’s changed much from when I coached him. He remains a top player, one who makes the difference.”
Wolves striker Austin Samuel pens new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Austin Samuel has penned a new two-and-half year contract.The 18-year-old joined Wolves as an under-8 player, progressing through the Academy system, and will now remain a part of the club until 2021.In 2009 Samuels was spotted by a local scout and first signed for the club in May that year, having previously played locally for Newbridge Rangers.Since then he’s rose as high as under-23 level this season, appearing six times in all competitions for Rob Edwards’ side.The striker netted in victories over Newcastle United and Sunderland, and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield Town’s first-team. He could come into contention for the under-23s’ return to action against West Brom on Monday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Southampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina admits he’s enjoying his football in England.Having also played in France and Italy, Lemina says the Premier League is where he wants to stay.He said, “I definitely prefer playing in an English club. Which? I would rather play in an English club (smile), it’s true that the English championship really pleases me, I really bloom in England, my family is also flourishing so it’s really important for me. “After a big club abroad too, why not, I’m ready for all the challenges in any case, and my wish is really to find the Champions League, to play in it again and to really show that I have changed and I’m not the same player as before.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Fulham boss Ranieri: Burnley had three chances and scored two own goalsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham boss Claudio Ranieri insists they deserved something from their 2-1 defeat at Burnley.Jeff Hendrick, playing in an unfamiliar right midfield role, had two first half efforts deflected in off Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi to cancel out Andre Schurrle’s stunning second minute goal.Ranier said, “Football is fantastic. We deserved more but that’s football.”They had three chances and scored two own goals. We are alive, we never give up and we continue to fight.”I am satisfied with our performance. We knew it would be a battle, they won so they are right and we are wrong.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Valencia president Anil Murthy has Twitter account hackedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia president Anil Murthy has had his Twitter account hacked.After being forced to apologise on behalf of Peter Lim to the Valencia squad for Marcelino’s sacking, his Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday night.Murthy managed to regain control of his account, stating that he’d been hacked and had deleted the previous two posts.The club president has been at the centre of the Marcelino sacking, but insists that the team need to keep moving forward.”This season we’re going to keep working to make the club improve,” he said.”On Sunday, we play at Mestalla against Leganes.”We’re calm right now, we have a new coach and the confidence of the team is in their coach.”We’re going to fight again this season to fulfil the objectives that this club deserves.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane criticsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund fullback Ashraf Hakimi has hit back at the critics of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Hakimi is in the second of a two season loan from Real.He told AS: “Sometimes I find the criticism addressed to Zidane and the players unfair, they brought many things to the club with the Champions Leagues and other trophies too. “And above all, they improved the club, I do not think they deserve this treatment, they are club legends, they deserve a little respect. I think Zidane is ideal for Real Madrid, there is no coach who has won three Champions Leagues in a row for the same club. He is the ideal person and he has already proved it.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Newcastle midfielder Longstaff ‘over the moon’ for brother Mattyby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is delighted for his brother Matty, as the latter scored the winning goal against Manchester United in the Premier League.Matty helped Newcastle to a famous 1-0 win over the Red Devils at home on Sunday.And the older Longstaff has no problems with his kid brother getting some of the limelight!The pair started the game in central midfield, with Matty winning man of the match.”I’m over the moon for him,” said Sean to Sky Sports. “If I’m being honest, he’s been unlucky to be out of the team. But today he’s been a breath of fresh air.”
Newcastle striker Carroll suffers new setbackby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Andy Carroll has suffered a groin strain and will miss this weekend’s visit of Wolves.Newcastle are also sweating on the severity of a knee injury to star defender Fabian Schar, says the Daily Mail.Both players picked up the problems during last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea, a result that leaves the Magpies in the bottom three.Carroll is yet to start a game since rejoining his hometown club in August having undergone ankle surgery in March.Although the groin injury is not thought to be serious, it is nonetheless a setback in his bid for full fitness. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates with fans after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 79-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke is having no trouble with 16-seed Robert Morris Friday night, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still rather unhappy with at least one Blue Devils player on his squad. Freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, arguably the best player in the country, did a little showboating by trying to throw down a reverse dunk early in the second half. Coach K almost lost his mind and pulled him right after.Things get a little tougher for Duke on Sunday – the Blue Devils will get either St. John’s or San Diego State.
Jurgen Klopp insists it is harder for Liverpool to win the league than Borussia Dortmund.Both sides, Klopp’s present and his past respectively, are currently top of the league, with Liverpool and Dortmund both six points clear at their own summits.While Dortmund have lost once, Liverpool have yet to taste defeat in the Premier League and are in pole position to win their first title of the Premier League era. 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? Klopp, though, remains wary, insisting that while Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern Munich, while the Reds are facing challenges from Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal, among a number of others, including Chelsea and Manchester United.“It’s true that in recent weeks we have often sent congratulatory text messages back and forth [between Dortmund and Liverpool],” he told Bild.“[In England] you have to deal with Man City, Tottenham or Arsenal. Dortmund only really have to fight Bayern – that’s the difference.”Klopp says that the title race is far from over, too, despite Liverpool taking a commanding lead after Manchester City fell to two successive defeats, falling behind Spurs to third.“We should all look at the calendar: the only thing that’s over is the first half of the season,” he added.”It’s undeniable that we’ve played exceptionally so far, but we’re only half way. I don’t waste thoughts on anything else.”While Klopp claims Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern, he too will have to find a way to beat the Bavarian giants as the Reds prepare to take on the German champions, who are currently second in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League.“It’s going to be tough games for both teams,” he added.”What happened [to Bayern] this season doesn’t matter, we have to prepare ourselves for the best of Bavaria. We’ve seen in the past two or three weeks before the winter break that they’re strong again.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
YouTube/ACC Digital NetworkLouisville vs. Florida State is one of the biggest games of the weekend, and a huge early season ACC match-up.In anticipation of the big game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the ACC Digital Network put out a cool, quick hype video, featuring some of the biggest plays from the young 2016 season for the Cards and ‘Noles, as well as the team’s previous ACC match-ups.As you can imagine, there’s plenty of Lamar Jackson and Dalvin Cook.Florida State and Louisville are ranked Nos. 2 and 10, respectively, in both polls. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has launched himself directly into the heart of the Heisman race with two crazy games to start the season. Florida State running back Dalvin Cook will likely be in that discussion all year. The line in Vegas is incredibly close, with most books having the ‘Noles as a one or 1.5-point favorite, per Odds Shark. Oh, and College GameDay will be there. This has the makings of a great one.Saturday’s game is set to kick off at noon E.T.
Wisconsin has lost twice this season. The Badgers remain a legitimate College Football Playoff contender, per Kirk Herbstreit.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on Wisconsin’s College Football Playoff chances Sunday night.Herbstreit says it’s hard to imagine the two-loss Badgers getting left out if they win out (and thereby win the Big Ten).@KirkHerbstreit does my alma mater still have a shot at the playoff? #badgers— Ben Reimer (@Reimtime) October 24, 2016Yes. If they win out hard to imagine Badgers not in. https://t.co/7veDhlTdCs— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 24, 2016Wisconsin winning out will include wins against:Nebraskaat NorthwesternIllinoisat PurdueMinnesotaBig Ten Championship Game (likely Ohio State or Michigan)The Badgers would be 11-2 with a Big Ten championship, and the two losses coming against Michigan and Ohio State.Would that be enough to get them in over a one-loss Pac-12 champion, a one-loss Louisville or a one-loss Big 12 champion?
The United States women’s team will face off against Thailand as the final two teams to make their 2019 Women’s World Cup debuts in the Group E in Reims.Jill Ellis’ side will be eager to defend their World Cup title this summer in France as they have been handed a relatively manageable group that also includes Sweden and Chile.The USWNT has never lost their first World Cup game, though they don’t always get off to a perfect start – in the previous seven World Cups, they have won five openers and drawn two. 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? Game USWNT vs Thailand Date Tuesday, June 11 Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, FOX Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC Four and it can be streamed live online using BBC Sport Live and BBC Sport iPlayer UK TV channel Online stream BBC Four BBC Sport Live, BBC Sport iPlayer Squads & Team News Position USWNT squad Goalkeepers Naeher, Harris, Franch Defenders Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Krieger, Davidson, Sonnett, Dunn Midfielders Mewis, Brian, Ertz, Horan, Lavelle, Long Forwards Pugh, Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, McDonald, Press Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher starts her first World Cup, taking over after backing up Hope Solo.Ellis has no other major injury concerns, and boasts a wealth of experience with veteran Carli Lloyd and star forward Alex Morgan appearing in her third World Cup.Confirmed USWNT starting XI: Naeher, O’Hara, Ertz, Dahlkemper, Dunn, Lavelle, Mewis, Horan, Heath, Morgan, Rapinoe. Position Thailand squad Goalkeepers Sengyong, Charoenying, Mutanawech, Sornpao Defenders Saengkoon, Chinwong, Sritala, Phancha, Phetwiset, Srangthaisong, Saengchang Midfielders Khueanpet, Intamee, Chucheun, Thongsombut, Punyosuk, Boothduang, Sungngoen Forwards Nildhamrong, Srimanee, Pengngam, Dangda, Sornsai, Chetthabutr Nuengrutai Srathongvian has the benefits of a full squad for their opening game against the USWNT.Confirmed Thailand starting XI: Charoenying, Phetwiset, Saenkhun, Chinwong, Srangthaisong, Sung-Ngoen, Boothduang, Phancha, Intamee, Thongsombut, Nild.Betting & Match Odds The USWNT have odds of winning 1/41 according to bet 365 , while a draw is priced at 28/1 to prevail and a Thailand win is available at 80/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview The USWNT and Thailand have met just once before after the 2016 Olympics, in the farewell game for former midfielder Heather O’Reilly. The USWNT won 9-0 in Ohio with O’Reilly scoring. Lloyd – who is the oldest player on the USWNT’s current roster at 36 years old – scored a hat-trick. Seventeen of the 18 American players who played in that match are included in the 2019 World Cup team including Tobin Heath, Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and Morgan.Expectations are high for the USWNT amid the turbulence of their senior men’s side, along with FIFA confirming that all three of the USWNT’s World Cup group stage games have sold out – starting with today’s match that has a capacity of 21,127.Ellis’ side will need to start their title defence in the strongest way possible after favourites France and England won both of their opening group games, though last tournament’s finalists Japan were held to a 0-0 draw against Argentina.The defending champions, however, will need to be wary of Thailand’s threat. With one AFC Women’s Asian Cup title, four AFF Women’s Championship titles and five Southeast Asian Games gold medals, the team is the most successful football team in Southeast Asia.USWNT star Morgan had previously gone to the same college at the University of California-Berkeley with Thailand forward Mirand Nild, stating: “I just met her in the hallway, so it’s already friendly. I introduced myself to her. I was the proactive one, so I already have the edge on that. I’m really excited to see some fellow Cal Bears … For Miranda, it’s just such a great opportunity. She’s a player that’s shown really well with the Thai team.”The head coach then responded to criticism from former USWNT goalkeeper Solo about how Ellis ‘cracked under pressure.“I mean, comments are comments,” Ellis said. “For me, personally, listen, I feel over the past five years I’ve made a lot of important decisions. I have processes to make those decisions.”And at this point everything that we focus on is about this group of players that are here now. Pundits out there, that’s part of it, and part of the message [inside the U.S. team] is always to focus on the internal part of the game.”
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama already has one quarterback named Tagovailoa. The Crimson Tide are about to have two.Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama’s national champion QB, is a four-star quarterback recruit in the 2019 class. Earlier this spring, he committed to the Crimson Tide.That commitment doesn’t appear to be 100 percent set in stone, though.Tagovailoa will reportedly be visiting a rival program this weekend.Gridiron Now’s John Brice reports that Tennessee will be hosting the younger Tagovailoa this weekend.So @Vol_Football is flat-out doing work on the recruiting trail. Had 6-8 QBs on campus last weekend in a special invite-only setting, in addition to linemen camp & 7on7. Now am told they expect to host @tauliaa12 through the weekend. #Vols #SEC— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) June 14, 2018Like his older brother, Taulia is a big-time recruit. He’s ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Taulia had visited Tennessee and South Carolina, among other programs, before committing to Alabama in April.It would be pretty shocking if he ended up somewhere other than Alabama, but he appears to have an open mind with his recruitment going forward.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Clemson found itself against the ropes as Syracuse looked to pull of the upset for the second-consecutive season. After losing quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first half, it looked like the Tigers were in trouble.Then the Clemson offensive line took over and the Tigers ran all over the Syracuse defensive line to win the game by a final score of 27-23. After the game, Clemson – the No. 3 team in the nation – rushed the field.Initially, the fans received flak on social media for rushing the field against an unranked opponent. However, the Tigers faithful does this after every win.According to SB Nation, the move dates back well beyond 2003. It’s called the “Gathering at the Paw.”No. 3 Clemson barely escapes unranked Syracuse and fans rush the field. pic.twitter.com/DzlKCiMtHp— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 29, 2018Clemson escaped with the win to keep its hopes of an undefeated season and a potential trip to the college Football Playoff alive.Next up for Clemson is a trip to Wake Forest.
Miami Open: Naomi Osaka stunned by Hsieh Su-wei, Serena Williams withdrawsNaomi Osaka was shocked by Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in the third round as eight-time Miami Open champion Serena Williams withdrew due to a knee injury.advertisement Next Reuters MiamiMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 11:27 IST Miami Open 2019: Hsieh Su-wei came from a set down to beat Naomi Osaka (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHsieh Su-wei beat Naomi Osaka 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3Serena Williams withdrew due to a knee injuryPetra Kvitova beat Donna Vekic 6-4 3-6 6-4The Miami Open lost two of its biggest drawcards on Saturday with world number one Naomi Osaka suffering a shock third-round loss to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei after eight-times champion Serena Williams withdrew due to a knee injury.The 33-year-old Hsieh came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 as her unorthodox style frustrated, perplexed and finally wore down U.S. and Australian Open champion Osaka.Osaka, who lost in the fourth round at Indian Wells and could lose her number one ranking depending on how others do in the tournament, said the mental side of her game had let her down.”I just think I got too emotional, which is something I did last match, too,” she said. “I would just say I was kind of immature today. I was thinking too much.”Hsieh had lost her two previous matches with Osaka, including a hard-fought contest in Melbourne in January, but came back from a break down in each of the last two sets, saving eight of the 12 break points she faced.The Taiwanese had knocked out then world number one Simona Halep at Wimbledon last year and again demonstrated her range of clever shot making against a much more powerful opponent.”It’s always great to pick up a better level during the match,” Hsieh said.”Every time you’ve made it and you beat a good player, you feel: Wow, this is everything. This is so amazing, and I’ve made it.””I was thinking too much, like everything was on my racquet. Honestly, she has the ability to make winners, too”@Naomi_Osaka_ # opens up following her third round exit at the @MiamiOpen. pic.twitter.com/RixlmlCV3KadvertisementWTA (@WTA) March 24, 2019DEPRESSINGOsaka looked on course for a straightforward win after she broke for a 5-4 lead in the opener then delivered an ace to serve out the set.Serving for the match at 5-4 in the second, Osaka’s charge began to wilt and Hsieh fought back with some brilliant tennis to take it to a tiebreak before levelling the match with a lovely passing winner.At 3-3 in the third set, Hsieh took advantage of Osaka’s ineffective serve and mounting error count to get a key break and had no trouble holding for a 5-3 lead.A delightful dropshot winner finally put paid to an exasperated Osaka’s resistance, sealing another break and the victory after two hours and 18 minutes of play.Osaka had won 63 straight matches after taking the first set but Hsieh’s victory brought that run to an end and set up a fourth round meeting with Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu 6-4 7-6(4).”It’s depressing,” Osaka said of the streak coming to an end. “I know that record. I was thinking about it right after I lost.”Asked if she might have underestimated Hsieh, Osaka said: “I don’t think I ever underestimated her because all the times I played her was three sets. In Australia, honestly she should have won but I found a way to win it.”I think maybe today I overestimated myself maybe in a way.” The stunning upset came after the tournament had earlier lost American great Williams to a left knee injury.It is the second consecutive WTA event she has been forced to retire from after she withdrew from last week’s tournament in Indian Wells with a viral illnessEarlier, world number two Petra Kvitova needed three sets and more than two and a half hours to beat Croatia’s Donna Vekic 6-4 3-6 6-4 in a clash of heavy hitters.The two-time Wimbledon champion seed will meet Caroline Garcia in the fourth round after the Frenchwoman knocked out 15th seeded German Julia Goerges 6-0 7-5.Also Read | Roger Federer fights back to beat Radu AlbotFor 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 Miami OpenFollow Naomi OsakaFollow Hsieh Su-weiFollow Serena Williams
IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to get off the mark at KXIP’s fortressRoyal Challengers Bangalore have had a horror start to their Indian Premier League 2019 campaign as they have lost six matches on the trot. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are yet to lose a match at home in the ongoing seasonadvertisement India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 14:48 IST Can Royal Challengers Bangalore snap the losing streak in Mohali on Saturday? ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore are a defeat away from bagging an unwanted IPL recordVirat Kohli-led RCB have lost 6 in 6 and reeling at the bottom of the points tableKings XI Punjab will be hoping to maintain their perfect home record in IPL 2019 on SaturdayIt’s that time of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season where teams will be hoping to settle in on their playing XIs and build momentum as they progress towards the business end of the tournament. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings are well ahead of the chasing pack, as many as four teams are on eight points each in a crowded mid-table.However, two teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have been struggling to gain any sort of momentum. While Rajasthan have two points from their only win over Bangalore, Virat Kohli’s men are yet to open their account in IPL 2019.Can RCB avoid unwanted IPL record?Royal Challengers Bangalore are one more defeat away from creating an unwanted record as they will become the side with the most number of successive defeats at the start of the season. RCB have lost six matches on the trot this season and have equalled Delhi Capitals (Daredevils) record from 2013.Virat Kohli’s men are facing a daunting task of breaching Kings XI Punjab’s fortress. R Ashwin’s men have not lost a single match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali this season, winning three in three. In fact, Kings XI have stitched a 7-match unbeaten run at the iconic venue over the last three years.Notably, skipper Ashwin sent a warning to opposition teams after Kings XI crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday when he said the hosts will be hoping to stretch their winning streak at home to 11 at the end of the season.advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore though will be hoping for a change in fortunes as they are heading into their seventh match of IPL 2019 after a five-day break. RCB can take confidence from the fact that they had completed a double over Kings XI in IPL 2018. When it comes to head-to-head records, RCB have managed to beat KXIP 10 times in 22 meetings.While KXIP will be keen on maintaining their fine run at home, all eyes will be on Chris Gayle as the big West Indies batsman had suffered a twisted back during their last match against Mumbai Indians. It remains to be seen if the Universe Boss will recover in time to face his former club.RCB will be boosted by the presence of Dale Steyn in the camp after the South African pacer replaced an injured Nathan Coulter-Nile. However, the fast bowling great will not be available for selection in Saturday’s away game.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s on-field outburst at umpires: Everyone is humanAlso Read | India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarAlso 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 Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL points tableFollow Virat KohliFollow Chris GayleFollow Dale Steyn
Behold the first-ever content series between Digital Trends and The Manual. The Bromance has begun. Since there are a plethora of brands out there melding style and technology, we thought we would take this opportunity to profile one item per week for the month of October, breaking them down and offering each of our unique takes on their tech and style components.For the whole series, click here; for headphones that will look solid with your best “going out” kit while sounding even better, read on …Digital Trends:You know what’s funny? How easily we’re marketed to. In this day and age, a celebrity endorsement can run rough shod over any sensible appraisal of an otherwise questionable product. Need an example? Headphones. With all due respect to Dr. Dre (seriously, Doctor? This is with respect. Please don’t hurt us), we’ve reached a point where every ninny from Snooki to Tim Tebow has slapped their name on a some cheap cans and apparently that’s more important to us than things like “high dynamic range” and “sound signature,” because we keep buying them.You know who still cares about those kinds of things? Sennheiser. The company has been producing headphones since the late 40s and, at this point, makes headphones at nearly every price point that are as good or better than its competitors. We know; such exhaustive attention to detail in so many different products is very German of them.So, if you’re looking for something that might make a professional sound engineer weep, we can point you toward something like the HD 800. If you’re looking for something that can go toe-to-toe with Dre’s best Beats, but looks classically dope instead of dopily plastic, we present the Momentum.The Manual:Speaking of dope, what can kill a good looking, well planned outfit? Crappy looking candy colored cans over your ears. Dude, you aren’t in middle school anymore and matching the color of your headphones to your kicks is just redorkulous.Men’s fashion has been looking rather woodsy as of late and the Sennheiser Momentum fit’s that feel to a ‘T,’ without being cheesy (just say no to faux wood grain anything, people). The premium brown leather ear pads and headband offer great style as well as breathability during your Mumford & Sons solo jam sessions and the handsome hard carrying case would look just as good carrying cufflinks (or a bottle of bourbon?) as these headphones. We don’t often call headphones ‘timeless’, but these Momentum’s are something a music nut might just pass down to his kids in the unlikely event that we are still using headphones in 30 years … Editors’ Recommendations Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips Why People are Now Drinking Maple Syrup During Tough Workouts 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Brady
Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Here at the Manual, we’re total advocates of having breakfast any time of the day, in anything. There’s the famous Secret Breakfast ice cream, which is made with bourbon, caramelized corn flakes at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco; hamburgers with bacon and eggs and Funky Buddha Brewery’s latest special release, the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Here’s what the folks over at this Oakland Park, Florida brewery say about it:“Evoking a complete diner-style breakfast in a glass, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is a complex beer with a multitude of flavors at play. It pours an opaque ebony brew with a frothy tan head. Aromas of sticky maple syrup, coffee, and cream creep forth from the glass. The mouth feel is luxuriously creamy, with layers of sweet malt, toffee, and roast giving way to waves of smoke, coffee, and salted chocolate. It finishes sticky, rich, and sweet, with the flavor of maple syrup lingering pleasantly on the tongue.”Hints of bacon, coffee and maple in a smooth porter? Sounds amazing to us. It’s everything we love about the first meal of the day rolled up in to one delicious beer, so we can enjoy it during happy hour, or while watching the game, or to unwind after a long day at the office. And if you’re curious about Funky Buddha Brewery’s other special releases, so are we. They include names like Don’t Tell Reece Peanut Butter Cup Brown Ale, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Porter, Bonita Applebum, Blueberry Cobbler Ale, Dubbel Dragon and Actchung, Daddy! Berlinerweiss. Now doesn’t that sound interesting? For more information, visit funkybuddhabrewery.com. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather