Earlier this season, when Notre Dame took on Temple on Halloween, ESPN college football analyst Chris Fowler played a prank on his booth mate Kirk Herbstreit, bringing out two zombies mid-broadcast to scare the College GameDay star. Tuesday night, Herbstreit finally got his revenge.Ahead of the duo’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Herbstreit had a zombie jump from behind a closed door to frighten Fowler. Fowler’s reaction wasn’t quite as strong as Herbstreit’s, but it was still a solid effort.Enjoy:
Greg McElroy is impressed with Ohio State.McElroy, the former Alabama quarterback who helped Nick Saban win his first national title with the Crimson Tide in 2009, is now a college football analyst for ESPN. On Saturday, he was the color commentator for the Buckeyes’ game against Tulsa.The 28-year-old analyst came away thinking highly of Ohio State.During the broadcast – a 48-3 OSU win – McElroy was asked if he thinks the Buckeyes are a legitimate College Football Playoff contender.“Absolutely,” he replied.On Twitter this morning, McElroy praised the Buckeyes again.“Team is only going to get better,” he wrote.Really enjoyed my 1st trip to Columbus. @OhioStateFB is the real deal. Didn’t play great, still won big. Team is only going to get better— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) September 11, 2016The big test for Urban Meyer’s young squad comes next week, as Ohio State is traveling to Oklahoma.The Buckeyes and the Sooners are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX Saturday.
Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year, according to Barcelona and Brazil great Rivaldo. Messi enjoyed another stellar season for Barca, scoring 51 goals in all competitions as the Spanish giants claimed the La Liga title. Despite the league win, Messi found little other success on the year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Barcelona came short in the Champions League, falling in dramatic fashion to Liverpool in the semi-finals, and lost the Copa del Rey final. Messi’s year also hit a snag with Argentina. The 32-year-old could not inspire his team beyond the semi-finals, and was sent off in the match that saw them claim third place in Brazil, prompting him to hit out at referees and CONMEBOL . His words also brought about plenty of negative reaction as well, with opposing players , CONEMBOL and even the referees to hit back at his perceived lack of respect. Despite that, Rivaldo believes Messi should be awarded an outright record sixth Ballon d’Or. “In my opinion, the Ballon d’Or of this season is Messi for what he has done,” the 1999 winner said, courtesy of Betfair. “He didn’t win the Champions League, but because it is an individual prize he scored a lot of goals, important goals.” Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have each won five Ballons d’Or, claiming the prize in every year since 2008 before Luka Modric ended their run in 2018. Both should be in the running again this year despite a perceived down year from the Portuguese star in his first season with Juventus. Ronaldo netted just 21 times in Serie A for Juventus as the club strolled to the title, but couldn’t carry his club past the quarter-finals in the Champions League. Yet he did find success on the international level, helping Portugal to the inaugural UEFA Nations League crown. And Rivaldo thinks there is much more to come from both players next season. “They are such great players. I like them both,” he said. “Messi always makes the difference at Barcelona and Ronaldo at every club and the national team – Juventus and Portugal. “It’s going to be thrilling again. When you talk about them it’s for something good, they both score so many goals.”
Neymar has returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain, but a television interview with the forward may now not be aired in his native Brazil after the recording was stolen.The world’s most expensive footballer did not report to training last week as expected, leading PSG to release a strongly worded statement criticising him.Neymar’s official website published photographs on social media of him back at work, yet the 27-year-old continues to be engrossed in controversy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He had recorded an interview with Brazilian television network Band in which he was expected to talk about his future at PSG, with a return to Barcelona rumoured.However, on Monday, Band said the car where the recording of the interview was being stored had been stolen.A statement from Sao Paulo civil police office confirmed a vehicle belonging to the journalist who interviewed Neymar had gone missing.It is the latest twist in a summer of speculation for Neymar, as his future with the Ligue 1 champions has become clouded.PSG had hinted at possible exit for the Brazil star when club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared “nobdody forced him to sign” when questions of his future with the French giants arose in June.Those hints were confirmed last week when new PSG sporting director Leonardo admitted Neymar could leave, provided the club received a suitable offer for the forward they paid a €222 million (£200m/$250m) fee for back in 2017.Leonardo also confirmed the club had engaged in “superficial talks” with Barcelona over a potential deal, but the Liga champions had not made a formal offer.Rumours heated up even more this past weekend, when Kia Joorabchian, agent to Philippe Coutinho, accused the club of attempting to negotiate a swap deal of his client for Neymar despite assurances from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu there would be no sale of the ex-Liverpool man.Neymar himself only added fuel to the fire when he posted a video to Instagram which displayed an image of him in a Barca shirt, along with a biblical verse.The star man also declared his greatest footballing memory was being part of Barca’s historic Champions League comeback against PSG, though his father, Neymar Sr., has since said it was not intended to disrespect the French club.
BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)FAU finalized a decade-long contract extension with Lane Kiffin after just one year with him at the helm of the Owls. It’s not hard to see why; he dominated the Sun Belt in year one and is poised to do so again this season.Kiffin was floated for a few different jobs that opened this off-season, though it didn’t sound like he was seriously considered for them. Even some Tennessee fans were open to a reunion, even with how poorly his last brief stint there lasted.Instead, he is back for a second fall in Boca Raton. The team is the favorite to repeat for the Sun Belt title, and could even compete for the Group of Five’s New Year’s Six game bid.Lane Kiffin may be inked to stay in FAU for 10 years, but the details of the new contract make it very likely that this fall will be his last at FAU.In college football coaching contracts, the number of years is basically meaningless. The only time it is really worth paying attention to is if a coach is actually entering his final year.Few programs ever allow things to get that far. Coaches on their final year can be the target of negative recruiting.The buyout is the most crucial number for both sides. With this new Kiffin deal, it is not a very big number for a school that wants to hire Kiffin to meet.According to FAU Owl Access, his buyout number has not been amended. It will cost a team $2 million to poach him away.FAU elected not to alter the buyout clause in Kiffin’s contract. Leaving between now and January of 2019 would cost Kiffin $2 million. The buyout drops $500,000 per year through 2021.If the Owls have the type of season most expect, it is hard to imagine him not landing a big job, unless the market is just very small. We should be seeing Kiffin back in a major conference pretty soon.[FAU Owl Access]
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Oregon Ducks and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Notre Dame entered the 2018 college football season with lofty expectations. The Fighting Irish were ranked inside the top 10 of the preseason polls and listed as a top College Football Playoff favorite.ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor gave Notre Dame some of the best odds in the country. The preseason projection listed the Fighting Irish’s chances of making it at better than 40 percent.That is changing, though, and quickly.Notre Dame remains undefeated, and the Fighting Irish have looked good today against Wake Forest, but ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor is no longer high on them.ESPN’s current College Football Playoff predictor odds list Notre Dame’s chances at 13 percent, which is three times lower than where the Fighting Irish began the season.This is just a predictor, though, and things can obviously change moving forward.Still, ESPN’s predictor is not currently high on Notre Dame.
BOONE, NC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Boone, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 7 of the college football season kicked off tonight as Appalachian State traveled to Jonesboro, Ar., to take on Arkansas State in a Sun Belt showdown. The Mountaineers entered the game scoring over 51 points per game, but were shut out in the first quarter.That all changed when running back Jalin Moore reeled off a 27-yard touchdown to give App State a 7-6 lead. The run came at a price, however.As Moore extended to reach the ball over the goal line, an Arkansas State defender fell on Moore’s right leg. The senior tailback suffered a gruesome injury after the defender put his weight on Moore’s lower leg.Trainers immediately rushed to Moore’s side and placed an aircast on his lower leg. He then had to be carted off the field.Warning: Video of the play contains graphic material.Prayers to Jalin Moore this is awful @AppState_FB pic.twitter.com/kRG7PnHZ8h— ℂ???? ℍ???? (@ChrisHooks0223) October 10, 2018Moore is the team’s leading rusher this season.It’s a tough injury for the senior running back who was putting together an impressive season.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season kicked off earlier this week with a handful of Thursday and Friday night games. Among them was an ACC contest between two 5-2 programs.Boston College and Miami battled it out on Friday night for the right to become bowl eligible. The Eagles dominated the second half of the game defensively en route to a 27-14 win that put the program in contention for a solid bowl game.After the loss, Miami’s fans and former players took to Twitter to call out head coach Mark Richt. Among the former players was star defensive lineman Warren Sapp.Sapp took to Twitter to rip head coach Mark Richt after the loss. He was not happy.“It’s official!! The U is Dead Under Mark Richt!!!” Sapp wrote on Twitter.It’s official!! The U is Dead Under @MarkRicht !!!— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 27, 2018Richt is just a season removed from having an undefeated Miami program at No. 3 in the country with a 10-0 record before losing their final two games of the regular season.Is it already time to move on from Richt?
Clemson defensive end Xavier Kelly, who played with both C.J. Fuller and Tyshon Dye, shared a very touching drawing he did of the two on social media.Kelly’s talents clearly extend far beyond the football field. From early this morning:I got emotional when I drew this one💯💪🏾#RIPCJ #RIPTYSHON pic.twitter.com/Sn9RHDv9Aj— xavier kelly (@xavierkelly22) July 10, 2019Kelly is entering his redshirt junior season at Clemson. He joined the program and redshirted in 2016, when both Fuller and Dye were members of Clemson’s backfield.Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone impacted by the passing of both C.J. and Tyshon over the last few months. They are both gone far too soon. CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Defensive lineman K.J. Henry #13 of the Clemson Tigers reacts as he runs off the field with teammates defensive end Xavier Kelly #22, safety Nolan Turner #24, and linebacker Jalen Williams #30 after the Tigers force a Furman Paladins fumble during the fourth quarter of the football game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)While the Clemson Tigers football program has thrived on the field recently, it has also had a tough few months. We’ve seen a number of former Tigers pass away recently, some of whom died tragically young.Last October, C.J. Fuller died after complications stemming from football-related knee injury that he had been rehabbing, including pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis.The former Tigers running back played for the program from 2014-17. He was just 22 years old.Just days ago, another former Clemson running back, Tyshon Dye, passed away. The 25-year old, who played at Clemson from 2014-16 before transferring to ECU, drowned in a Georgia lake over the Fourth of July weekend.
KNOXVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers on the sidelines during the first half of the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 24-7. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)“Tweet through it” is often a strategy used by people going through a tough time on social media. That’s not what Tennessee football’s official account has done in the wake of Saturday’s upset loss, though.The Volunteers’ official account has decided to just not weigh in at all.Tennessee, which fell to Georgia State in the biggest upset of Week 1, has not tweeted since early in the fourth quarter on Saturday.The last tweet: True again.@bmancimaglia knocks it through from 31 yards.#Vols in front, 23-21. 12:05 left to play. pic.twitter.com/WzHkvjR3xf— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) August 31, 2019As you can see, this tweet has received nearly 500 responses, basically all of which come from angry Tennessee fans.This is the most recent tweet from the Tennessee football account. Needless to say, it got ratio’d. https://t.co/s3LIx3tHKX— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 1, 2019Someone check on Tennessee football. I’ve never seen a team’s twitter account not tweet a final score, even in a loss. https://t.co/sfvuCRD3tC— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) September 1, 2019As of noon E.T. on Sunday, the Volunteers’ account had yet to tweet anything new.We’ll set the over/under on a new tweet appearing on Tennessee’s feed at 3 p.m. E.T.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Rs 3 crore prize money for victorious VidarbhaVidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.advertisement Press Trust of India NagpurFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 19:19 IST Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament’s long history to have defended the Ranji Trophy title (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha clinched a 78-run win over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final on ThursdayVidarbha is only the sixth team in Ranji Trophy history to have defended the titleThe Vidarbha Cricket Association said it will arrange a felicitation ceremony for the Faiz Fazal-led victorious teamThe Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating Saurashtra in the final on Thursday.Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 2 crore (as prize money) and we (VCA) will be giving Rs 3 crore additionally (to the team). So, the total purse will be Rs 5 crore,” VCA President Anand Jaiswal told PTI over phone from Nagpur.Congratulations to Vidarbha for winning the #RanjiTrophy 2nd year in a row and going undefeated in the past 2 seasons. A special performance by Aditya Sarwate. #VIDvSAU pic.twitter.com/jMlqgdyguoSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2019Jaiswal also said that the association has “postponed” the event to celebrate the Ranji Trophy success, due to the Irani Trophy game, that will be played in the city from February 12.”We will fix a date for a felicitation ceremony and the prize money will be given to the players during the event,” the VCA chief stated.Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament’s long history to have defended the title. Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Delhi are the other teams who have managed to win consecutive titles.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | Aditya Sarwate catches Sachin Tendulkar’s eye as Vidarbha retain Ranji Trophy titleAlso Read | People did not know where Vidarbha was but it won’t be so after Ranji triumph: Umesh YadavAlso See:advertisementFor 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 VidarbhaFollow Ranji trophy 2018-19Follow Ranji Trophy prize moneyFollow Faiz Fazal
Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 19:31 IST India names football probables for women’s U-17 World Cup camp. (AIFF)HIGHLIGHTSIndia names football probables for women’s U-17 World Cup campThe girls will be reporting to coach Alex Ambrose, who was earlier in charge of the under-19 national teamThe players will report in Goa on May 2India announced a 35-member junior girls probables list for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup coaching camp, beginning in Goa on Thursday.A selection committee meeting was held in Kohlapur after the junior girls National Football Championship to analyse the performances of the players.The girls will be reporting to coach Alex Ambrose, who was earlier in charge of the under-19 national team.Probables:Goalkeepers: Tanu, Thoudam Devi, Adrija Sarkhel, Manisha, Manju GanjuDefenders: Purnima Kumari, Phanjoubam Devi, Sudha Tirkey, Antrika, Kritina Devi, Nisha, Daisy Crasto, Naketa, Kamna, Vaishnavi ChandrakantMidfielders: Martina, Aveka Singh, Priyanka Devi, Astam Orain, Anju, Poonam, Salomi Minj, Drishti Pant, Manisha, Priyanka SujeeshForwards: Kiran, Amisha Baxla, Mariyammal, Sumati Kumari, Manisha Naik, Lynda Kom, Shilky Devi, Sai Sanke, Lalnun Siami, Karen EstrocioReserve players:Goalkeepers: Anjali Barke, AnshikaDefenders: Gia Sundaram, Lhingneilam Kipgen, Saraswati Kri, Shilpaben Thakur, Ritu, Fulmani OranMidfielders: Ishita Mathew, Gladys ZonunsangiForwards: Sanika Patil, Malavika P, Santoshi KumariAlso Read | Indian Super League: ATK appoints Antonio Lopez Habas as new head coachAlso Read | Sunil Chhetri: Will keep playing for India as long as my body permitsFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow India women footballFollow FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup: Selection committee shortlists 35 girls for team IndiaThe girls, who have been selected for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup coaching camp, will be reporting to coach Alex Ambrose, who was earlier in charge of the under-19 national team.advertisement
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Next Press Trust of India LeedsJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 15:01 IST Ravindra Jadeja played his 1st World Cup 2019 match during India’s encounter with Sri Lanka (Reuters Photo)Ravindra Jadeja reacted angrily to Sanjay Manjrekar’s ‘bits and pieces cricketer’ comment about him but Rohit Sharma has learnt to live with outside distractions, which he believes will remain a challenge for active players.Skipper Virat Kohli has time and again stated that the team is not bothered by the outside talk and it’s more about what they believe in the change room.However Jadeja’s tweet attack, where he had equated Manjrekar’s cricketing analysis with the number of matches he has played, shows how sensitive players are about criticism.”See, that’s a challenge for the sportsmen,” Rohit, India’s man of the moment, said when asked about the Jadeja-Manjrekar episode.”All this distraction will happen, but every individual is different and it depends on how he wants to think about that particular incident or situation,” the Indian vice-captain said.Rohit, who has scored 647 runs in this World Cup, however feels that a bit of self insulation helps as it can keep a player in his own bubble.”For me, I want to stay away from all that and enjoy the beautiful weather in England. I have my family here as well. Most of the time, that’s what I’m trying to do rather than thinking about all those talks going around,” he said.He feels that each player should accept, that as long as they are playing the sport, it will be very difficult to avoid criticism.But he does agree that constant talk about performances and expectations can get to one’s nerve.advertisementIn fact, Rohit feels that “a logistic manager” is required so that the team can at least have some peaceful time from the constant “we want the Cup” type yapping.”Eventually our job is to come here, play good cricket and win the World Cup. We all know that. But constantly yapping in anyone’s ear is not right. So, I think for us as cricketers, it’s important for us to just stay completely put that away and focus on the job at hand,” the ‘Hit-Man’ said.Also Read | Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson were captains in India vs New Zealand Under 19 World Cup semi-finalAlso Read | Will back India all the way: Shoaib Akhtar wants World Cup 2019 to return to the sub-continentAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Team IndiaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Ravindra Jadeja Distractions will happen, I try to stay away: Rohit on Jadeja-Manjrekar episodeSanjay Manjrekar had called Ravindra Jadeja a bits-and-pieces cricketer and Jadeja responded with a sharp message on Twitter and said he had enough of Manjrekar’s verbal diarrhea.advertisement
Proud to be part of this team: Jasprit Bumrah after win over West IndiesJasprit Bumrah was elated after picking up his 4th 5-wicket haul in Tests and helping India clinch their first win in the inaugural edition of World Test Championship.advertisement Next Asian News International North SoundAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 09:39 IST Jasprit Bumrah scalped five wickets in the second innings. (@Jaspritbumrah93)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah expressed joy to be a part of a team to register India’s biggest win by margin overseasBumrah scalped five wickets in the second innings, helping India bundle out Windies for just 100 runsBumrah had become the fastest Indian pacer to scalp 50 Test wickets in the 1st inningsAfter registering a comprehensive 318-run win over West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah expressed joy to be a part of a team to register India’s biggest win by margin overseas.In an Instagram post, Bumrah posted two pictures and wrote: “Biggest test victory overseas, so proud to be a part of this side” as the caption.Bumrah scalped five wickets in the second innings, helping India bundle out Windies for just 100 runs. As a result, India secured a thumping win.In the first innings, Bumrah had become the fastest Indian pacer to scalp 50 Test wickets, going past Venkatesh Prasad and Mohammad Shami.Bumrah achieved the feat in his 11th match, whereas both Shami and Prasad had recorded the milestone in 13 Tests.On day four of the Test, India resumed their innings at 185/3 and they went on to add 158 runs more to their tally to take the score up to 343 runs and gain a lead of 418 runs.India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportWindies batsmen failed to stay at the crease for a long time in the second innings and their entire team was bowled out inside 27 overs.India have now gained a 1-0 lead in the series.The team will take on the team from the Carribean in the second Test, beginning August 30 at Jamaica.advertisementAlso Read | Captaincy just a responsibility I am fulfilling: Virat Kohli on equalling MS Dhoni’s record in Antigua TestAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets Asian record with 5-wicket haul in West IndiesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Jasprit Bumrah
Next India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captainVirat Kohli led India to a 318-run victory over West Indies which saw him equal MS Dhoni’s record as the most successful Test captain of the country.advertisement Rohan Sen North SoundAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 15:08 IST Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap but this time as the captain of India. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli has become the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket along with DhoniIndia beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match seriesSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 drawsVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap on Sunday but this time as the captain of India after leading his team to a 318-run win over the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua. This was India’s biggest margin of victory in away Tests in terms of runs.India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style. It was also India’s fourth biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall.The victory saw Virat Kohli equal MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins, making him the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket.Kohli took over as captain of the Indian Test team when Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014. He has since led India to victories over Australia, England and New Zealand at home and 2-1 and 4-1 losses in South Africa and England respectively.In 2018, Kohli led India to their first ever series win in Australia. A dominant Indian team beat Australia 3-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportDhoni had led India in 60 Test matches and had a win percentage of 45. He won 27 matches, lost 18 and drew 15. Kohli has now led India in 47 matches and already has a win percentage of 55.31, which is the best among all other Indian captains in the longest format. He has 27 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws.advertisementSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 draws. Dada had a win percentage of 42.85.Kohli also went past Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain. Kohli now has 12 away wins as India’s Test skipper in 26 matches, Ganguly had 11 victories in 28 games.Windies on Sunday were bowled out for 100 in the final innings of the Antigua Test which is also their lowest total against India in the longest format. Their previous lowest total against India was 103 in Kingston in 2006.India rode on Jasprit Bumrah’s fourth 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to bundle out the Windies in the final session on Day 4. Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets and Mohammed Shami accounted for two wickets.Earlier, India declared their second innings at 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari top-scoring for the visitors.Rahane scored 102 off 242 balls while Vihari made 93 off 128 balls with the duo stitching a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the game away from the hosts.Rahane’s hundred was his 10th in Test cricket and the first in the longest format in more than 2 years in international cricket. India’s vice-captain in Tests had gone hundred-less for 29 innings before this century.Also Read | Captaincy just a responsibility I am fulfilling: Virat Kohli on equalling MS Dhoni’s record in Antigua TestAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets Asian record with 5-wicket haul in West IndiesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni
OnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 points: Picture quality, sound performance and other key bits to know
OnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 points: Picture quality, sound performance and other key bits to knowThe OnePlus Q1 TV Pro and the OnePlus TV Q1 are here. Do they meet the expectations. In this quick, 10-point review of the OnePlus Q1 TV Pro we find that they more than match the expectations, particularly on the quality of the screen and sound.advertisement Next Javed Anwer New DelhiSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 11:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe OnePlus Q1 TV Pro sports a gorgeous 55-inch QLED screen, which is one of the best in the industry.The 8-speaker soundbar produces great audio during music playback, although low frequencies in dialogues may sound muffled.For its price, OnePlus TV Q1 Pro delivers exceptional screen experience and smooth performance.If you follow consumer tech and the world of gadgets, you must have heard about the latest OnePlus products. There are three: the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, the OnePlus TV Q1 and the OnePlus 7T. Of them, the two TVs are OnePlus entering a new segment, which is premium TV segment. Over here at the India Today Tech, we have been using the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro for a while. In the coming days, we will have a detailed review of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, but for now we do want to share a review that is not so-detailed but still one that has all the key information. So in case you are wondering about the picture quality of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, or its the sound performance, or what sort of software it has, dive in.One important bit to note here, essentially the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro and the OnePlus TV Q1 are the same despite their big price difference. The big price difference is because of the integrated soundbar in the Q1 Pro. The OnePlus TV Q1, while it has Dolby Atmos certificate, it has only 4 speakers compared to 8 in the Pro TV.With that out, here is the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro review in 10 key points.– First the image quality. It is fantastic, and right up there with the kind of image quality you get with Rs 1.5 lakh or Rs 2 lakh TVs. The colours on the 55-inch QLED screen of the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro are punchy and vivid. The contrast is great, backlight is event and most significantly the black is deep. In fact, despite being a QLED TV, I found the deepness of black on the OnePlus Q1 Pro TV nearing the black that OLED TVs show.advertisement– The sound quality, as far as the Q1 Pro, is concerned is fantastic. This is particularly noticeable when you play music on the TV and toggle surround sound option from the settings. Though the sound quality also depends a lot on the sound quality in source video or audio. In dialogues, particularly movie dialogues, when there are low frequencies the sound could be a bit muddy. But such instances are rare. — Design is different, but it is still a TV alright, so there is also nothing that I can say is groundbreaking. It’s more like TV designed tastefully and not just put together using parts, plastic and metal. So, there is still a huge screen on the front, and a plastic back — albeit with carbon fiber patter — and a stand, albeit one made of metal and glass. The stand is beautiful, but it is in the centre and given the size of the TV, it does make it wobble a bit if you place your hand on the TV. Talking of design, I love some nice touches that OnePlus TV Q1 Pro has: Like the fact that the integrated soundbar actually sits behind the TV when it is not in use, away from your eyes. But when you turn on the TV, the soundbar slides down and takes its place blow the screen. Then there are magnets that are used to keep port covers in place. The cover on the back where there are all the ports — lots of HDMI, USB 3, Ethernet etc — has these magnets and so does the cover on top of the TV where there is the micro USB-C port, which is provided so you can charge the OnePlus TV remote.– Talking of design, you can wall-mount the OnePlus TV or you can keep it on the stand. It’s a heavy TV and definitely needs two people, or someone well-skilled, to setup.– That is physical setup, though. As far as the setup of the TV and getting into its software is concerned, it’s very easy. The OnePlus TV runs Android TV Os, without any significant UI modifications. You turn on the TV, pair the remote, then you can use your phone to copy Wi-Fi settings and Google account settings. It is all done in less than 5 minutes.– Using the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro is also fairly simple. Almost all the content, and OnePlus has tied up with Hotstar, Google, Zee5, Eros, Amazon Prime etc — for content can be accessed through the Oxygen Play app. You can search for content using the Google Assistant. So, basically, speak loud. like “Play Godzilla”. Or “Open VLC”. The OnePlus TV remote has a button to invoke Google Assistant. Or you can type your search query. Navigating around the TV is extremely easy and snappy and I didn’t find any significant lag, except the lag induced by network speed. It’s all very snappy. When you are done watching the TV, you can put it in sleep mode and then when you wake it up, it wakes up within a second or two.advertisement — Talking of network, I used the OnePlus Q1 TV Pro with a 100mbps connection. Using a speed test app, I checked the speed and I mostly got between 80mbps to 100 mbps speed. But for 4K streaming or even for smooth and consistent 1080P streaming this is not enough. The OnePlus Q1 Pro TV definitely will work better with a 300mbps connection, or even 1gbps connection. thankfully such internet connections are not available in India.– While watching something, or playing something, it is easy to get into settings — a long press on the menu button on the remote does it — and select various picture and audio modes. In the settings, you also have options to change colour fidelity, smoothness of the video — controlled by the processor inside the TV to reduce screen lag for videos that have poor frames per second rate — sound.– No, Netflix is not yet supported on the OnePlus TV. That certification is soon coming, we hear from OnePlus. But Chromecast is inbuilt and that can be used to stream videos from various sources.– Overall, I think the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro is a magnificent premium TV. At a price of Rs 99,900, it is not cheap, definitely not as cheap as some other 55-inch TVs. But then the OnePlus TV Q1 is cheaper. However, you need to see the price in context. For Rs 99,900, the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro actually offers a lot. In particular I love its display. It’s one of the best screens I have ever seen on any TV, irrespective of its price, or its type of panel. OLED, QLED, LCD, IPS VA — VA is what the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro uses — none of that matters if the picture quality is not up to expectations. The OnePlus TV Q1 Pro more than meets the expectations. That it comes with an integrated soundbar, which is particularly brilliant at playing music, that it is a smart TV, that it has an attractive design only adds to the appeal. Stay tuned for some more thoughts on OnePlus TV Q1 Pro in the coming days.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7T quick review: A OnePlus 7 Pro for everyoneGet 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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