TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re planning for January and summer windowsby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed they have plans for the January market.Solskjaer’s side have endured the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reiterated his support of the under-fire manager.”I speak to Ed loads of times and we speak regularly,” Solskjaer said. “As we’ve spoken about so many times, we do have a plan and we know that we’ve made some decisions that maybe in the short-term would harm us, but we know in the long-term will benefit us. And that’s part of the plan.”But results are always are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker if we get results and performances.”But I’m sure we will get there. It’s just still planning for the next transfer window, summer transfer window and how we see the team moving forward.”
Instagram/Taylor LewanMichigan State has owned Michigan on the gridiron in recent history, winning seven of the last eight matchups between the two programs. But one prominent former Wolverine is tired of living in the past, and Wednesday he had a little fun at the expense of his new Tennessee Titans teammate – a former Spartan.Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, who was drafted 11th overall back in 2014, apparently wasn’t a fan of what former Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin, who was drafted eighth overall this year, had hanging in his locker room. Lewan, after seeing Conklin’s Spartans jersey, playfully told him to “grow up” on Instagram. He added a “Go Blue” for fun too. Lewan and Conklin are both expected to play prominent roles for the Titans this year.
Carlos Vela is waiting to “see what happens” amid reports linking him with a surprise move to Barcelona.The Spanish side are reportedly looking to sign an attacker this month to boost their La Liga and Champions League hopes, with LAFC attacker Vela one of those highlighted as a candidate.Sport claimed Barca had reached an agreement with the Mexico international and planned to sign him on an initial loan deal but soon backed out. 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? While the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad player would not say whether or not a move was in the works, he says he is happy enough in Los Angeles.”They are issues for the clubs and agents,” Vela told ESPN. “I’m relaxed, working on the preseason and the most important thing is to be happy in the place you are. In the future we’ll see what happens.”Whatever I may decide or happens I’ll be happy because I’m loving being in Los Angeles with my team enjoying the day-to-day and I don’t have anything to lose in any case.”The 29-year-old joined LAFC from Real Sociedad a year ago, enjoying a 14-goal debut season in MLS as his side reached the playoffs. But he is confident he can do even better next time around as his side prepare for the new campaign, which begins in March.”I enjoyed [the first season] a lot, I took on the responsibility,” he added. “This year I’ll take on more and I can give more to this club and this league. I’ll work to that end.”Vela has been kept out of the national team in recent months, but his situation could change as Gerardo Martino takes charge. However, he is yet to discuss the prospect of a return with the new coach and says he is willing to step aside to give younger players a chance.”I think they’ve taken a great decision in bringing in Tata,” he said. “Obviously I have to speak to him to see his plans with me or without me.”I’ve not had the chance to talk with him, but I know I’ll do so before the next call-ups [in March]. I wish him the best. I’m open to keeping going or to stepping aside for the youngsters, whatever is best for Mexico.”
Hamza Choudhury has apologised for his rash challenge that hospitalised Jonathan Bamba during England’s Under-21 Euro clash opener with France.The young Lions were leading 1-0 at the time of the sending off, but the 10 men conceded two late goals, losing the game which jeopardises their chances of reaching the semi-finals.The 21-year-old apologised to the France bench immediately after injuring Bamba’s ankle, with the Lille winger, while not suffering a fracture, will miss the rest of the tournament with severe bruising, it was confirmed on Wednesday. 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? Describing the dismissal as the worst moment of his career, Leicester midfielder Choudhury said: “I just want to let everyone know that I know I have let them down. I just want to get that message out there and really apologise.”I remember that the ball was there to be won but, honestly, watching back it looked like I was over-aggressive. It wasn’t malicious and I didn’t want to hurt him whatsoever.“I saw the ball and tried to take it but I mistimed it. I don’t think I have ever felt worse in my footballing career than I do right now. I have let the lads down, I have let the country down. I understand playing at this level comes with a certain pressure.”Choudhury is now suspended for Friday’s must-win match with Romania and will have to wait to discover if he will be banned for a second match.The Foxes man has clearly been distressed by the tackle but said that his team-mates have been really supportive.“I will go back and think about it,” he added. “The next time I get in that situation, I won’t make that tackle. Right now, I am just upset.”The lads were brilliant with me to be honest; they picked me up off the floor, they told me to keep my head up. But right now, I can’t. I just can’t. It’s a really difficult time.”The young midfielder’s only other red card of his career came three years ago, while on loan at Burton Albion.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah might be one of the greatest forwards in the Premier League, but his trophy cabinet isn’t as load as you would think.The 27-year-old has won several individual accolades and honours including multiple Premier League Golden Boot awards, but has only lifted three major trophies in his career, with two of them coming during his time at Basel.His biggest accomplishment, however, is still fresh, having lifted the 2018-19 Champions League trophy with Liverpool – his first piece of silverware with the Anfield club – and could open up doors for a “golden era” under Jurgen Klopp. 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? He hasn’t won any major trophies with Egypt either, though he came close. The forward finished third place with the Pharaohs in the African Under-20 Championship in 2011 and picked up a runners-up medal with Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, losing to Cameroon in the final.Things could change with the 2019 edition of the AFCON coming up this summer, however. Swiss Super League 2012-13, 2013-14Salah’s first introduction to professional football came through his time at Egyptian Premier League side Al Mokawloon Al Arab, where he spent three seasons before moving to Switzerland after signing for Basel in 2012.His first taste of silverware came through winning the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Swiss Super League, scoring 20 goals in 79 overall appearances.An £11 million move to Chelsea followed in January 2014 (he was still awarded a Swiss Super League medal following his contributions from the first half of the season), and he made his debut on February 8, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 win over Newcastle.Despite being seen as a promising signing for Chelsea, Salah was loaned out to Fiorentina for the 2014-15 campaign after barely being named in the squad by Jose Mourinho.Chelsea were crowned 2014-15 Premier League champions, and though Salah only made three appearances for the Blues before to his loan move to Italy, Mourinho stated he would receive a replica winner’s medal from the club for his contributions – but it’s an honour that hasn’t been officially counted.Following his move to Fiorentina, he was then loaned out to Roma for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaign.At the end of his first season with Roma, Salah was named Player of the Season, finishing as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions and six assists.He finished as Serie A runners-up with Roma in his second season – ultimately winning no trophies in Italy – before signing for Liverpool for a bargain deal of £35m during the summer of 2017.Champions League 2018-19Salah hit the ground running immediately following his move to Anfield, breaking numerous records in his debut season on Merseyside and earning several individual honours.Liverpool came fourth in Salah’s first full season at the club and finished as runners-up in the 2017-18 Champions League final, losing 3-1 to Real Madrid.The Egypt international won no club honours in his first season but picked up several individual accolades such as the Premier League Golden Boot, the FIFA Puskas Award as well as Premier League Player of the Season – and broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring Premier League record.He also broke the record of most goals in a 38-game Premier League season (32), most goals in a season by a Liverpool player in the Premier League era (44), most games scored by a Liverpool player in during a single campaign (34), and fastest Liverpool player to score 40 goals (45 games).Salah’s next season on Merseyside, however, brought far happier memories, as he won a consecutive Premier League Golden Boot (shared with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang).He then won his first trophy with Liverpool when the Reds defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the 2018-19 Champions League final in Madrid.The Egypt forward scored a penalty in the UCL final in the first opening 10 minutes of the game following a handball offence committed by the north Londoners, helping Liverpool lift their sixth UCL trophy and their first in 14 years.It was the Reds’ second successive Champions League final following the devastation of losing out on the 2018 edition in Kiev.Salah scored five goals and assisted twice during Liverpool’s run to the final in which they defeated the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Porto and a particularly memorable semi-final win against Barcelona, in which Klopp’s side beat the Spanish champions 4-3 on aggregate to book their place in the final.Salah had missed out on the win against Barcelona due to injury but was in the stands at Anfield, and duly returned for the ultimately victorious UCL final on June 1. 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Once again, college football fans were spoiled with another amazing weekend of action. From Ohio State defeating Penn State on the road to Notre Dame manhandling Stanford, it’s only inevitable that changes would be made in the AP Top 25.Perhaps the only guarantee is that Alabama is ahead of its competition. Nonetheless, several teams are certainly gravitating toward title-contending status.Following this past Saturday’s slate of games, Stadium’s college football insider Brett McMurphy had an interesting top 25. His top three teams all reside in the SEC.Here’s his list:AlabamaGeorgiaLSUOhio StateNotre DameOklahomaClemsonWest VirginiaAuburnWashingtonPenn StateMichiganKentuckyStanfordUCFMiamiColoradoOregonTexasWisconsinFloridaUSFMichigan StateNC StateCincinnatiMcMurphy went on to discuss his ballot, after receiving criticism for his ranking on the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish.Our CFB insider @Brett_McMurphy broke down his AP Top 25 ballot following Week 5 and fielded some questions from his Twitter followers in a new segment called: “Your A Idiot.” pic.twitter.com/4NlzFGFrh6— Stadium (@WatchStadium) October 1, 2018West Virginia had a nice boost in McMurphy’s poll, as the Mountaineers are firmly in his top 10. As for the biggest drop, BYU fell out of his list due to its blowout loss against Washington.With more intriguing matchups coming up this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see how McMurphy grades the elite programs in college football.
EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes lost to the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend. With the win, Northwestern clinched the Big Ten West and will meet either Michigan or Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.Meanwhile, another loss for the Hawkeyes makes three-straight for the team after a hot 6-1 start to the year. With the losses piling up, many Iowa fans are unhappy with the use of one of their preseason All-Americans over the past few games.Preseason All-American tight end Noah Fant has been seldom used, despite ranking second in receptions and receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns. Fant played just nine snaps in the second half of the loss to the Wildcats.Even former Iowa stars are getting in on the debate over Fant’s misuse.noah fant i feel your pain brother. hang in there. stay silent stay the course and stay focused. don’t say or do anything out of frustration that may impact your future. high road!— DJK (@DJKoulianos15) November 11, 2018After the Northwestern loss, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz revealed why Noah Fant hasn’t played much over the past few games.According to The Gazette, Ferentz called sophomore tight end T.J. Hockenson “a little bit more versatile as a tight end.” Perhaps the coaching staff thinks Hockenson is a better blocker, which would explain why the team uses him more.Fant figures to be an early pick in the 2019 NFL draft – potentially in the first half of the first round.
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide catches a 62 yard touchdown reception thrown by Tua Tagovailoa #13 against the Clemson Tigers during the first quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Whether it is a Top 25 poll, recruiting, coaching, or quarterback rankings, this off-season virtually everything ultimately comes down to Clemson vs. Alabama.That shouldn’t surprise. Dabo Swinney has elevated his program to Alabama’s level, beating the Crimson Tide in two of the last three national title games.247Sports put out a ranking of the best quarterback/wide receiver combinations in the country. You can probably guess how it shakes out.Like so many other categories in college football, Alabama and Clemson finished Nos. 1 and 2 in best quarterback/wide receiver combo.In this list, it is Alabama that comes out on top, with the impressive pitch-and-catch duo of Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy. Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy may be the scariest returning quarterback-wide receiver duo in the country. Tagovailoa was the 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up, while Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s best wide receiver). The combination of Jeudy’s elite speed and route running make him an easy target for a quarterback with Tagovailoa’s accuracy. That was on display for much of the 2019 season, as Jeudy finished with 14 touchdowns and 1,315 yards on 68 catches. The junior is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and that puts tremendous pressure on defensive backs.Jeudy was the clear No. 1 threat for the Crimson Tide. The Tigers may actually be a little deeper, with Tee Higgins joining Justyn Ross on the outside. Ross got the nod here.True freshmen Trevor Lawrence and Justyn Ross both lived up to their 247Sports Composite rankings last season. Lawrence was the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2018, and the quarterback quickly took over the starting role from incumbent Kelly Bryant, who is now at Missouri after transferring. Lawrence became just the second true freshman starting quarterback to lead his team to a national championship. Ross, the class of 2018’s No. 1 player in Alabama, was also a major key to Clemson’s 15-0 season. After totaling just one game over 100 yards receiving during the team’s first 13 games, Ross caught 12 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns during the College Football Playoff. Rising junior Tee Higgins (12 touchdowns) actually led the Tigers in receiving until Ross’ outburst in the playoff, but we should expect Ross to have big games throughout the entire season in 2019.The rest of the list is a very interesting one, featuring some much smaller programs and names that college football fans may not be super familiar with. At No. 3, we have a Conference USA program.3. Mason Fine/Rico Bussey Jr. (North Texas) 4. Justin Herbert/Juwan Johnson (Oregon) 5. Jalen Hurts/Ceedee Lamb (Oklahoma) 6. Sam Ehlinger/Collin Johnson (Texas) 7. Cole McDonald/Cedric Byrd (Hawaii) 8. JT Daniels/Amon-Ra St. Brown (USC) 9. Ian Book/Chase Claypool (Notre Dame) 10. Jake Fromm/Demetris Robertson (Georgia)Head to 247Sports for the full list.
The 10 favorites, named on The Paul Finebaum Show, can be seen in a screengrab from Saturday Down South. Ohio State comes in at No. 12 on the list.Clemson, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia are the four favorites, though that would mean two SEC teams making it in. Oklahoma sneaking into that fourth spot is probably more likely.The 2019 college football season is set to begin two weeks from Saturday, when Florida and Miami kick things off in “Week 0.”Who are you picking to make it right now? NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor has been updated ahead of the upcoming college football season. It features some surprises.The College Football Playoff predictor has named 10 favorites for this year’s playoff.Notably absent from that list: Ohio State.The Buckeyes, with a new head coach (Ryan Day) and a new quarterback (Justin Fields) are not among the 10 favorites for this year’s College Football Playoff.
OXFORD, MS – OCTOBER 01: Head coach Hugh Freeze of the Mississippi Rebels reacts during the second half of a game against the Memphis Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Hugh Freeze is still recovering from a recent surgery, but that won’t stop him from coaching his team in their season opener.Liberty’s new head coach suffered from a herniated disk in his back which eventually led to surgery. Shortly thereafter, doctors discovered a serious staph infection.Seeing as Freeze is just two weeks into a 4-6 week recovery time frame, many expected the head coach to sit out tonight’s game. But to the surprise of many, Freeze will coach tonight. But with a couple of logistical changes.Freeze will work from a hospital bed in the coaches’ booth as Liberty plays No. 22 Syracuse. The plan is for Freeze to video-conference the team before the game and at halftime.Here’s a look at Hugh Freeze’s seat in the coaches’ booth.Freeze will essentially videoconference with his team pregame and at halftime and do so during postgame press conference.The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road. pic.twitter.com/YA1HAXiQ43— Nate Mink (@MinkNate) August 31, 2019Here’s Hugh Freeze coaching from his hospital bed pic.twitter.com/SSURR2KErM— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2019The photos of Freeze’s coaching situation are going viral. The Liberty head coach is clearly dedicated to his team.Seeing as this is a home game for Liberty, the traveling aspect doesn’t have to be dealt with. But what’s the plan for Freeze next week when his team goes on the road?“The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road,” Nate Mink said, via Twitter.Will Freeze’s dedication motivate Liberty to potentially pull of an upset of Syracuse? Either way, the commitment is admirable.
AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Defensive lineman Demond Tucker #97 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with his teammates after they defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-10 at Jack Trice Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 66-10 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)It has been an eventful day in Ames, Iowa. The college town hosted College GameDay for the first time, ahead of Iowa State’s rivalry game against Iowa.That game is threatening to really drag out. The game has now been delayed multiple times, due to inclement weather in the area.It’s really nasty out there right now, and most of Jack Trice Stadium has emptied out. The Cyclone students stayed put though…for at least a bit.Storm is right over us now in Ames. I’d bet we’re still an hour away from resuming. Iowa State’s student section isn’t bailing. pic.twitter.com/suApdL03ru— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 14, 2019 After a while, the denizens of the Iowa State student section got restless, and did what you do when you’re in college and pumped full of college football-borne adrenaline, and the stadium security clears out: you run onto the field.So the Iowa State student section rushed the field after most of the security had gone inside…There’s some standing water on the field but the sun is coming back out. pic.twitter.com/fRl0DAbWV4— Cole Bair (@realColeBair) September 14, 2019And now students have stormed the field pic.twitter.com/sVf1nyxAdK— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) September 14, 2019We’re nowhere near a conclusion to this game, whenever the students get back into the stands and the teams come back onto the field.There are over 13 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Iowa State has an early (read: the game kicked off over three hours ago) 7-3 lead.Iowa opened the scoring on the first drive of the game, with a 15-play opening drive that resulted in a 25-yard field goal for Keith Duncan. Iowa State answered quickly, with a five-play, 86-yard drive that took less than two minutes.After a few nice passes by Cyclones’ star quarterback Brock Purdy, La’Michael Pettway exploded for a 51-yard touchdown run to put ISU up 7-3.The two teams traded a few punts, and that is where we stand. Hopefully the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy will get back underway tonight. Otherwise, it may wait until later in the season, if they have to call things tonight.
Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 17:09 IST Sunil Chhetri-led India have been drawn in Group A alongside Asian powerhouses Thailand, hosts UAE and Bahrain (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhaichung Bhutia said India are in a “good” group alongside Thailand, UAE and BahrainBhutia urged Sunil Chhetri’s team to give it their all and enjoy the atmosphere at the Asian Cup The AFC Asian Cup will be played between January 5 and February 2 in the United Arab EmiratesFormer captain Bhaichung Bhutia says India have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round of the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. The continental tournament is starting from January 5 in the UAE and will be held till February 2.With Sunil Chhetri at the helm, Bhutia was asked about India’s chances in the tournament.”I feel it’s a good group to be in — with Thailand, UAE and Bahrain. I think we have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round,” the 42-year-old Bhutia said.”It will all depend on the hard work the boys put in, and a little bit of luck. I urge the team to give their all, and leave no stone unturned. They should enjoy the atmosphere of being part of such a big tournament,” he was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation’s official website.Sunil and I had a great understanding: BhutiaThe Sikkimese Sniper, as he is fondly called for his exploits upfront in his heydays, is “lucky and privileged” to have played alongside both I M Vijayan and Chhetri.”I feel lucky and privileged to have played with both. When I made my debut, Vijayan was a senior player and I was very happy to play under his guidance, combine with him on the pitch, and get his support.”When Sunil came in, he was the younger one. We had a great understanding and a healthy competition amongst ourselves,” Bhutia said.Bhutia has been part of quite a few momentous victories with the national team, often leading them from the front, but he picks securing qualification for the 2011 Asian Cup as the best.advertisementEight years ago, he didn’t have a great time in the main tournament though, staying out of action for a major part due to an injury.”It was wonderful (qualifying) — not the greatest one since I was unfit and could only play some minutes in our last game. Overall, it was an incredible experience competing against the best teams in Asia, and it is the level that we need to be on a regular basis,” he said.”I have no regrets and I’m just happy that we qualified after a long gap of 27 years. It was just bad luck that I couldn’t take as much part as I wanted to.”Asked about the significance of the Asian Cup, Bhutia said, “It’s obviously great that you get to share space and hotels with some of the greatest players in Asia and world football.”As a player, you dream about playing against such opposition. These are the moments we footballers live for as the entire continent, and even the world is watching you.”Asked what should be the way forward after the Asian Cup, he said, “Our next target will be the next tournament we play. However, the long-term vision has to be playing at every Asian Cup after this, and not missing out on any of the future editions.”Also Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019Also Read | #SaveILeagueSaveIndianFootball: I-League clubs fight back after telecast rowAlso Read | India play 2019 AFC Asian Cup with dreams of 2026 FIFA World CupAlso 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 AFC Asian Cup 2019Follow Indian football teamFollow India Asian Cup 2019Follow Sunil ChhetriFollow Bhaichung Bhutia AFC Asian Cup 2019: Bhaichung Bhutia talks up India’s chances of reaching second roundFormer India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia also said Indian football team’s long-term vision should include their work towards featuring in every AFC Asian Cup from hereon. advertisement
Maria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injuryMaria Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover.advertisement Next Reuters St PetersburgJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 21:49 IST Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova was set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina in the second roundSharapova rarely takes part in tournaments in RussiaShe had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on MondayRussian tennis star Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match at the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said.”Sharapova is withdrawing from her match today due to a right shoulder injury,” the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 wrote on Twitter.Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover, organisers said.Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion who rarely takes part in tournaments in Russia, had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on Monday by defeating Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow St Petersburg Open
scorecard advertisement commentary graphs No data available! Rajarshi Gupta RanchiMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 22:19 IST India vs Australia 3rd ODI Ranchi: Virat Kohli scored his second straight hundred vs Australia. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli hit his 41st ODI in his 225th matchKohli now has 8 ODI hundreds against Australia. This was his 5th against Australia at homeKohli also became the 4th India captain to score 4000 ODI runsVirat Kohli hit his 41st ODI hundred in India’s third match against Australia at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi. He now has the most hundreds in India-Australia ODIs in India. The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar. This was his 8th ODI hundred against Australia and third of 2019 – incidentally, all his hundreds have come against the Aussies.Kohli had scored a match-winning hundred in Nagpur on Tuesday. This one was scored in more challenging conditions as India had slipped into trouble chasing 314. This is Kohli’s 19th hundred as India captain. When he reached 27, Kohli became the fourth Indian captain to score 4000 ODI runs after Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.Kohli is second in the list of century-scorers in one-day cricket. The list is headed by Sachin Tendulkar.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 3RD ODI HIGHLIGHTSKohli was in sublime form in 2018 and swept the ICC awards.Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs and the entire T20I series against New Zealand. He came back with a bang against Australia with two hundreds in three ODIs so far.Kohli now has 5 hundreds against Australia at home in 18 ODIs.Last year, Virat Kohli became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs. He reached the landmark in 205 innings breaking Sachin Tendular’s record. Kohli, 30, is widely expected to break most of Tendulkar’s batting records.Also Read | Team India’s tribute to Pulwama martyrs touches Sachin Tendulkar’s heartAlso Read | MS Dhoni mesmerises Ranchi crowd with smart glovework to dismiss Glenn MaxwellFor 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 Virat KohliFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 3rd ODI Virat Kohli hits 41st ODI hundred and breaks another Sachin Tendulkar recordIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli scored his 41st ODI hundred and 8th against Australia. Earlier in the innings, he also became the 4th India captain to score 4000 ODI runs. view more view less
Press Trust of India KolkataApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 21:23 IST Mike Hussey said that CSK has moved on from the controversy created due to an outburst from MS Dhoni and will have no bearing during the encounter against KKR.( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMike Hussey said that CSK has moved on from the MS Dhoni controversyDuring the match against RR, Dhoni lost his cool and rushed into the field of play to confront umpire for backtracking on a no-ball signalHussey said they’ve dealt with the issue and moved onChennai Super Kings team has ‘moved on’ from the controversy created due to an uncharacteristic outburst from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and will have no bearing during Sunday’s IPL encounter against KKR, batting coach Mike Hussey said Saturday.During an IPL encounter against Rajasthan Royals, Dhoni lost his cool as he rushed into the field of play to confront umpire Ulhas Gandhe for backtracking on a no-ball signal. The former India captain was docked 50 percent of his match fees.”It’s (incident) like having a loss. And again, you move on to the next match as quickly as you possibly can. So to be honest, we haven’t spoken about it. It’s been dealt with and we’ve moved on,” Hussey said on the eve of their return leg match in Kolkata.”Yeah, it’s all happened and it’s been dealt with pretty much right after the game. And the game is finished and and that’s the thing about the IPL. You get to move on to the next match very quickly. There’s no point us dwelling on it. Worrying about and stressing about it, we’ve got to move on.”Hussey went on to say that Dhoni is a huge asset to any team, a brilliant player who can play to any situation of the game well.”So if he comes into the team’s in trouble, quite often you see him play slowly and just resurrect the innings, build a partnership, we’ve seen how dominant and how powerful that can be at the death as well.advertisement”So that that’s probably his value is that he can play a variety of roles. And he plays it very well with a calm head. So, so he’s a huge asset to any team that he plays for.”Asked whether he could be the answer to the No 4 riddle in the upcoming World Cup, Hussey said: “I’m sure the Indian selectors will think about lots of different combinations along the way. But at the end of the day, I don’t think it really matters whether you bet 4, 5 or 6, I think he’s going to be a great asset to the team.”Table leaders CSK are the team to beat this season with six wins out of seven matches, the latest coming against Rajasthan Royals when Santer sealed the game in the final ball with a six amind all the drama and controversy.”The lucky thing about the CSK batting order is that they are very experienced players. They know their own games very well. Quite a few of them have played here at the Eden Gardens on many occasions so they will know hat to expect and lets hope they can make the adjustments as quickly as possible. I’m expecting them to adjust pretty quickly,” he said.Andre Russell in ominous form with the bat, Chennai Super Kings will have their strategies clear to stop the Jamaican.”He is obviously in great touch at the moment. I just think every team is going to have some some clear plans against him. But I think you need to be really calm in the moment with him, very clear on where you want to try and ball and then execute that skill as best you can.”If he still is good enough to get it away, that’s okay then try and execute it again the next ball. not to complicate things too much keep things very simple but but the execution is probably the key.”With 10 wickets from seven matches, seamer Deepak Chahar has been in exceptionally good form doing a fine job in the Powerplay overs.Hussey said the 26-year-old’s ability to to swing the new ball with good control makes him a bankable bowler.”You watch the slow motions, the seam position coming down, it’s in beautiful position so yeah, he’s been very accurate and can swing the new ball and that’s why he’s used in the in the in the first few over and he’s ability to pick up wickets in that power plays very important as well,” he hailed.”In the last few matches, we have actually started using them at the death as well. And and I do see that continuing, maybe just one over towards the end. And it’s something that I know he really looks forward to.”Giving a team update, Hussey said Dwayne Bravo is not fit yet.”I am not hundred percent sure but he is well on his way to getting back from the hamstring injury, hoping he is back as soon as he can but I don’t think he is ready quite as yet.advertisementAlso Read | MS Dhoni should have been banned for 2 matches over umpiring outburst: Virender SehwagAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni reveals reason behind post-match interactions with young cricketersFor 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. 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World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting warns Australia of bouncers against India at OvalAustralia were rattled by pace and bounce in their last match of the World Cup 2019 by the West Indies, which they eventually managed to win by 15 runs in Nottingham.advertisement Reuters LondonJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 08:51 IST Australia were rattled by pace and bounce in their last game against West Indies (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia will face India at The Oval in London on June 9Australia have won both their games in World Cup 2019Australia had knocked out India in the semi-finals of the 2015 World CupAustralia assistant coach Ricky Ponting expects India to select an extra fast bowler on Sunday to exploit the holders’ vulnerability to short-pitched deliveries seen in their scrappy win over the West Indies in the World Cup.The Caribbean pace battery terrorised Australia’s top order at Trent Bridge, reducing them to 38-4 in the eighth over, with Oshane Thomas hitting Usman Khawaja on the helmet in an illustration of the top order’s obvious discomfort.Steve Smith added 72 and Nathan Coulter-Nile hit 92 to help Australia build a respectable score, though the side still collapsed for 288 with one over left of their full quota.India preferred Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s swing to Mohammed Shami’s pace against South Africa, but they might sacrifice one of their two frontline spinners to accommodate a paceman at the Oval, Ponting suggested.”(Jasprit) Bumrah we know is a very good new ball bowler and I’m sure he’ll mix it up and bowl some short stuff and some full stuff,” Ponting told cricket.com.au referring to the currently top-ranked ODI bowler.”Bhuvneshwar will probably not worry you too much with his pace or his bouncers. Hardik (Pandya) can maybe rush you a little bit, so maybe they have a decision to make on the overall make up of their side.”Do they maybe go with only the one spinner and use (all-rounder) Kedar Jadhav as a second spinner and play another fast bowler?”We’ll worry about that in the next couple of days and make sure all the boys are prepared.”advertisementA three-time World Cup winner himself, Ponting said he would discuss the matter with Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell, who responded to one short delivery with an unusual attempt to pull the ball, only to lose his wicket.”Usman got hit again … so he’s had a few hits in the last few weeks. I haven’t spoken to him (to see) if he’s rattled, but that’s part and parcel of top order batting against brand new balls…”You’ve got to find a way to cope and a way to get through hostile spells knowing that it’s not going to last forever,” Ponting said.”It’s a bit of an uncharacteristic shot from (Maxwell) as well. He’s not a natural hooker and puller of the ball anyway,” said Ponting.”It’s just a little bit of a blip on the radar that we’ll have a chat about and make sure we’re prepared for the next game.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019 Next
Next scorecard commentary World Cup 2019: England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England have become the 3rd team after India and Australia to reach the semi-finals after their 119-run win over New Zealand in Chester-le-Street. The result on Wednesday has all but ended Pakistan’s chances of reaching the last-four as the Black Caps are likely to tail the top 3 into the knockout stages. view more view less graphs No data available! advertisement Akshay Ramesh Chester-le-StreetJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 23:29 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow’s hundred set up England’s big win over New Zealand on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland reached the semi-finals after beating New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetEngland have qualified for the semi-finals for the first time since 1992New Zeland’s defeat on Wednesday means Pakistan’s chances of reaching semis all but overHosts England joined India and Australia and have almost dragged New Zealand with them to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a comprehensive 119-run win over Kane Williamson’s men in their final group-stage match at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.England were in danger of getting knocked out before reaching the knockoustages yet another time in the quadrennial touranment when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot. However, Eoin Morgan’s men have kept their composure and stormed back with wins over India and New Zealand in their last two group-stage matches.With New Zealand’s 119-run defeat, Pakistan are all but out of the semi-final race. They face an improbable task on Friday in their final group-game against Bangladesh as they need to win by a margin of well over 270 if they bat first. If they bowl against Bangladesh at Lord’s, they have no chance of keeping their outside chances alive.Assuming New Zealand lose today say by 150 runs. Their NRR will then be 0.085.Pakistan currently on NRR -0.792 has an impossible task of winning their final game by 270+ runs, even if they manage 300 runs.Batting 2nd they have no chance!#CWC19 #CWC2019#EngvNZ #NZvEngMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 3, 2019England’s batting firepower helped them overcome a tough Indian challenge on Sunday in Birmingham and it was once again the case against New Zealand as Jonny Baristow and Jason Roy stitched their 2nd straight hundred-run stand of World Cup 2019.After winning the toss in Chester-le-Street, Roy and Baristow went after the New Zealand new-ball attack with a lot of success. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner nearly had Roy walking back to the pavillion with an arm-ball in the first ball of Match 41 but Roy survived the close shave and went on to punish the New Zealand pacers.advertisementVeteran Tim Southee conceded aplenty in his first World Cup 2019 spell and the likes of Trent Boult and Matt Henry went wicketkless in their first spells as Baristow and Roy added 123 runs for the opening stand. Roy was dimsissed for 60 but Bairstow went on to become the first English cricketer to hit back-to-back World Cup hundreds.New Zeland though pulled things back with a fine bowling performance in the end overs as James Neesham, Henry and Boult struck late to derail the England innings. England managed just 63 runs in the last 10 overs as they were restricted to 304.However, New Zealand’s chase got off to a horror start when they lost Henry Nicholls for naught in the first over. Martin Guptill suffered another failure as he was dimissed for 8, leaving New Zealand reeling at 14 for 2.Seasoned campaigners Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made a bid to rebuild the innings but England ran the two batsmen out in quick succession with some smart work on the field.While it looked game over for New Zealand after the wickets of Taylor and Williamsom, Tom Latham and James Neesham helped New Zealand stay aflot with a 50-run stand. However, Mark Wood came back to haunt the Black Caps by removing Neesham for 19.Latham went on to complete a half-century before he was caught behind off a Liam Plunkett bouncer in the 39th over.England came up with a collective effort with the ball as Mark Wood picked up 3 wickets while the likes of Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Chirs Woakes and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket each to dent New Zealand’s chase at regular intervals.Also Read | MS Dhoni is a great, you don’t doubt greatness: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Enough of your verbal diarrhoea: Ravindra Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar on TwitterAlso 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. 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india today digital LondonJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:02 IST Eoin Morgan will be leading England in a historic World Cup final on July 14 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEoin Morgan said England are focussed on not getting ahead of themselvesI certainly feel pretty relaxed. I am also very excited about tomorrow: MorganEngland take on New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at Lord’sEngland captain Eoin Morgan said being in the World Cup 2019 final means a lot to him and his teammates but they are not putting pressure on themselves by thinking about the outcome.England have reached their 4th World Cup final and their first since 1992 but the founders of cricket are yet to win a men’s title in the 50-over format. Morgan and his men have a good chance, considering they will be heading into Sunday’s final at Lord’s against New Zealand as favourites.England have a negative head-to-head record of 3-5 against New Zealand but their 119-run thrashing of the Black Caps in the group-stages should give them a lot of confidence. It’s not going to be easy though as both teams will be bidding for their first World Cup title.”I haven’t allowed myself to think about lifting the trophy. Sport, in particular, is very fickle. If you ever get ahead of yourself, it bites you on the backside,” Eoin Morgan told reports in London on the eve of World Cup 2019 final.”It means a huge amount to me and everyone in the dressing room. It’s a combination of four years of hard work, dedication and it presents a huge opportunity to win the World Cup. We have had huge backing throughout the tournament,” Morgan added.”I certainly feel pretty relaxed. I am also very excited about tomorrow. We are going to enjoy the game regardless of the occasion. You never know what you are going to say to the team before the morning of the game. Everybody is fit in our squad. So it’s good news.”advertisementMorgan doesn’t predict a high-scoring final at Lord’sEngland have out-batted oppositions with their firepower in World Cup 2019. The likes of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and captain Morgan himself have decimated opposition bowling attacks but the skipper doesn’t predict a high-scoring contest, considering the nature of the wicket at Lord’s.New Zealand qualified for the final after surviving in a low-scoring thriller against pre-tournament favourites India. After posting 239 in a rain-affected semi-final in Manchester, Matt Henry and Trent Boult blew away the Indian top-order and helped fend away a lower middle-order threat to book a place in Sunday’s final.”It isn’t ever a high-scoring ground – so I’d say tomorrow isn’t going to be a high-scoring game. I think it will be a bit of a battle.””In general, the scores have been a lot lower than they have been in the last two or three years. Adjusting to that has been hard work but New Zealand have handled that brilliantly.”Also Read | Come on England: 101 former cricketers wish their team good luck ahead of World Cup 2019 finalAlso Read | Always feared England would produce their best on the biggest stage: Allan BorderFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow Eoin Morgan Next Eoin Morgan on eve of World Cup 2019 final: Haven’t allowed myself to think about lifting the trophyICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final, England vs New Zealand: England captain Eoin Morgan said he and his teammates are feeling relaxed ahead of the Sunday’s much-anticipated match at Lord’s. Both the team will be bidding to win their first-ever 50-over World Cup.advertisement
FIFA approves expansion of women’s World Cup to 32 teams in 2023FIFA’s approval of the expansion will mean the women’s World Cup will now be on par with the men’s tournament which has had 32 teams since 1998.advertisement Reuters ZurichAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 00:21 IST Megan Rapinoe celebrating her team’s victory after the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Women’s World Cup has been expanded from 24 teams to 32 for the 2023 editionFIFA approved the expansion of the tournament on MondayThe expansion means, the Women World Cup will now be on par with the men’s tournamentSoccer’s world governing body FIFA has approved the expansion of the Women’s World Cup from the existing 24 teams to 32 for the 2023 edition and reopened the bidding process for potential hosts.The tournament has steadily increased the number of participating teams from 12 in the first edition in 1991 to 24 teams in the last two editions.”The FIFA Council has unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in the women’s World Cup from 24 to 32, with effect as of the next edition of the tournament in 2023,” it said in a statement.The expansion will mean it will now be on par with the men’s tournament which has had 32 teams since 1998.Nine countries have so far submitted bids including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.The deadline for submitting bid documents to host the next World Cup was in April, with a host due to be appointed in March 2020 by the FIFA council, but the timeline has now been updated after the expansion.Having been presented with a background document on the expansion, FIFA’s decision-making body voted in favour of adopting the 32-team format and, as a consequence, updating the hosting requirements and the timeline of the bidding process for 2023, it added.FIFA will send a circular next month to the nine member associations that submitted bids as well as any other eligible member association that is interested in hosting the tournament.The new deadline for bid submissions is Dec. 2019 with the hosts expected to be appointed in May next year.advertisementFIFA president Gianni Infantino said the success of the 2019 edition in France, where the United States were crowned world champions for a fourth time, and the incentive for more countries to qualify were key factors in the decision to expand the tournament to 32 teams.The astounding success of this year’s women’s World Cup in France made it very clear that this is the time to keep the momentum going and take concrete steps to foster the growth of women’s football, Infantino said.The expansion reaches far beyond the eight additional participating teams. It means that… dozens more member associations will organise their women’s football programme knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying.Also See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow FIFAFollow FIFA women world cup Next
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 5, 2019 08:06 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme X price in India starts at Rs 16,999 while the Realme 3i starts at Rs 7,999.Realme X offers a notchless AMOLED display, pop-up camera and a Snapdragon 710 chipset.Realme 3i brings a Dewdrop display and diamond-cut design.Realme X and Realme 3i will be on sale yet again at 12pm today on Flipkart and Realme.com. The two phones fall in two very distinctive price segments in India. The Realme X is a premium mid-range smartphone that touts features like a pop-up selfie camera, notchless AMOLED display, 48MP dual cameras and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Realme 3i is a budget phone that offers an attractive diamond-cut design along with a Dewdrop display and Helio P60 chipset.You will be able to purchase the Realme X and Realme 3i starting 12pm today i.e August 2 on Flipkart and Reamle’s Online Store. Realme X’s price in India starts at Rs 16,999 for the base model that offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 19,999.On Flipkart, Realme X will be available with No Cost EMI options, Rs 6,550 buyback guarantee on exchanging the phone within 12 months, Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection for Rs 399 and bank offers like 10 per cent off with Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, 5 per cent cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card and 5 per cent cashback on HDFC Bank Debit Card. On Realme.com, the phone will be available with Jio benefits worth Rs 7,000, Mobikwik and Paytm First offers as well.Realme 3i, on the other hand, is a low cost phone with a starting price of Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant going up to Rs 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. The smartphone will be available in Diamond Red, Diamond Blue and Diamond Black colours. It will also be available similar bank offers on Flipkart as the Realme X. On Realme’s online store, the customer can avail Jio benefits worth Rs 5,500 and an offer on Mobikwik.advertisementRealme X specificationsRealme X sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED notchless display. The phone features a pop-up camera system that houses the selfie camera. It gets a 3D curved glasstic panel on the back that comes in Polar White and gradient Space Blue colours. The Realme X also offers an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is powered by 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with dual SIM support but lacks a microSD card slot. The smartphone houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.The Realme X also features a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/1.7 main camera on the back that is paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera offers a 16-megapixel sensor. The main camera also supports Nightscape and Chroma Boost modes. In our review of the Realme X, we found the phone to offer a rich set of features that make it one of the best options under Rs 20,000.Realme 3i specificationsRealme 3i sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) Dewdrop display and a diamond-cut design. It comes in some attractive colours with the Diamond Red offering a gradient finish. The smartphone is powered by a Helio P60 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone supports dual SIM cards and a dedicated slot for microSD card. The smartphone offers a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the back and a 13MP front-facing camera. The main camera supports PDAF, Nightscape, Chroma Boost and Portrait mode. The Realme 3i packs a 4,230mAh battery and ships with Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.ALSO READ | Realme X review: Offers everything you need under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 quick review: A new pop-up camera phone for the massesGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme X Realme X and Realme 3i on sale today on Flipkart, Realme Online Store at 12pm: Price, specs and offersRealme X and Realme 3i will both go on sale in India today. The phones will be available on Flipkart and Realme.com starting 12pm.advertisement Next