We caught up with some of the Queensland Junior State Cup’s youngest and most keen participants, the Blackwater and Dalby Under 10’s Girls teams, who travelled considerable distances to compete in this year’s event. Blackwater’s Tarni Anderson tells us what her team has enjoyed about the event so far. How is the event going so far, are you having fun?It’s been really, really fun. How have you gone so far?The first game we drew, the second game they beat us 6-0 and then the game we had before we lost 7-1. But you’re still having fun?Yes!What do you enjoy about Touch Football?The best thing is playing with your friends.Will you come back again?Yes!How far did you have to travel to get here?Seven hours.Was it worth the big drive to come here?YesStay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel to see Blackwater’s war cry they did especially for us – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. We also caught up with the Dalby under 10’s Girls team, who travelled four hours to get to Hervey Bay for the event. How much are you enjoying Junior State Cup, are you having a good time?We are having a good time. What do you enjoy about it?We are learning different things and getting the ball better and running onto it. Are you learning heaps as well?Yes!Was it a big trip to get here?Yes.But it was worth it?Yes!What do you enjoy about Touch Football?How we can learn more stuff and how we can do all sorts of things and how we can learn off the other teams so we know what to do better when we go home. Running onto the ball and putting your hand out and having fun. What do you hope to get out of this weekend?To get some more tips off the other teams because they are really good and doing what we are supposed to because sometimes we forget what we have to do. Will you come back again in other years?Yes definitely. It’s too fun! Related LinksYoung Teams Enjoying JSC
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Klopp insists Fabinho negates Liverpool transfer needby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp believes that Fabinho can help him avoid dipping into the transfer market.The Reds are facing a crisis at the back, with Virgil Van Dijk one of their only fit center backs.The likes of Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are all missing.But Klopp believes that Fabinho’s versatility can help him in these moments.”They are not out for long. It’s not cool in this moment but in two weeks it will probably be okay,” Klopp told his press conference ahead of the trip to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton.”If Fabinho has to play as a centre-half what we want is the natural understanding of the game.”If you are a holding 6 or a centre-half with the ball it is easier.”
Liverpool teen Harvey Elliott banned by FAby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool teen Harvey Elliott has been banned from football for two weeks.The suspension is for a social media post in which he insulted England captain Harry Kane.Elliott, who became the Premier League’s youngest ever player in May when he came on as a substitute for Fulham at Wolves, was informed by the Football Association on Friday of his punishment, reports the Daily Mail.The FA charged Elliott on August 23 after a Snapchat video from June 1 emerged of him referring to Kane, the Tottenham striker, as a ‘f****** m***’; the footage never appeared on Elliott’s social media channels but it was shared privately by a small group of people then circulated further.The FA ruled that Elliott – who joined Liverpool on July 28 – had attempted to impersonate Kane in a ‘derogatory and insulting way’; when asked for his observations, Elliott immediately expressed regret and publicly apologised to Kane on Instagram. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Conor Coady: How we beat Man Cityby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady has lifted the lid on their shock win at Manchester City.It was first time the champions had lost at home since December 2018.”We’ve got a way of playing and we stuck to it. Stay in shape and be organised,” said Coady.”The biggest thing about it is we never change the way we do things.”We said before the game to be brave and every time the ball goes back try and get up because I think the more they pin you back and it’s on the edge of your own box it’s a matter of time with Manchester City they’re that good.”Be quick when we counter. We’ve got fast players so when we counter be as quick as we possibly can and the boys were fantastic.”
Pochettino wants Spurs ready for January windowby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino hopes that Tottenham will be ready for the January transfer window.Spurs are enduring a complicated start to the season.Last season’s Champions League finalists lie in seventh position in the Premier League and are already five points off a top four spot.”We are not going to get any benefit to talk about January, it is too far away, we have got a lot of games to play,” said Pochettino to reporters after Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Watford. “That is the structure of the club that is working and thinking and they need to be ready if we need to do something, if not we keep going, but I am happy with the squad, I am happy with the players.”Like always, what is going to happen in January I cannot guess today, what happens will happen. We need to take the responsibility.”But if we win all of the games why will we need to do anything? But if we need something we need to act. But we need to act and stay calm.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva excited working with Daviesby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is excited working with midfielder Tom Davies.The 21-year-old was handed his first league start of the season on Saturday for the Blues’ defeat of West Ham.Discussing Davies and Theo Walcott, Silva said: “I like Theo as a lad. I like Tom as a lad.”Tom is something special for me because he loves the club, he is a lad from our club and he is special, it doesn’t matter if he’s played ten or thirty games for me.”Theo is an example as a professional. The way they played really impressed me.”
Nathan Ake has backed his Netherlands international team-mate Frenkie de Jong to shine at Barcelona, describing him as a “fantastic player”.Ake was talking ahead of the Nations League final where the Dutch will take on Portugal, after they defeated England 3-1 in Thursday’s semi-final.De Jong dominated the midfield area in the clash with the Three Lions and the Bournemouth centre-back believes the 21-year-old can do the same when he joins the Liga champions next season. 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? “Every game [De Jong] plays he is so good on the ball, he wants the ball everywhere and he is technically so good that it is difficult to get the ball off him. He is a fantastic player,” Ake told Goal. “Yeah, I think he’ll [do well at Barca]. 100 per cent. The way he plays, especially the way Barca plays, I think they suit each other really well.”But he’s been doing this at Ajax as well. He’s very good.”Errors dominated the semi-final with the Dutch punishing two mistakes, by John Stones and Ross Barkley, in extra-time to secure the win.England had taken the lead after Matthijs de Ligt gave away a penalty by fouling Marcus Rashford, after losing possession to the striker. The Manchester United forward put away the spot-kick although De Ligt would later equalise for his country to force extra-time.Ake said that De Ligt’s goal was testament to his mental strength and that the Netherlands had planned to unsettle England with their pressing.”For a 19-year-old [De Ligt’s] so mentally strong and I think you could see that straight away.”The first action after [the penalty incident], he dribbles with the ball again no problem. I think everyone was happy he scored.”Maybe [England were tired.] I don’t know what happened. But it was also good pressure from us.”We know how they like to play, so we tried to keep them on one side and tried to press them, so maybe that’s what put them off as well.”Ake also praised Memphis Depay’s role as the Lyon man assisted both of the goals in the extra-time period.”He’s been very good for us over the last years. He’s scored so many goals and against England, two assists again.”He’s always working so hard for the team and you could see that again.”
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s quarterback was set to make more money this season than his head coach. Obviously, that had to change. And it has.The Sooners announced today that their head coach, Lincoln Riley, has received a pay bump. He now will make more money than his starting quarterback, Kyler Murray.Murray, a top 10 MLB Draft pick, is receiving $4.7 million from the Oakland A’s. He’s playing for the Sooners this fall and then will leave for the minor leagues in 2019. He’s allowed to play college football while getting paid for baseball since they’re different sports.It would’ve been a little awkward (or at least just funny) if Murray had been making more money than his head coach in Riley.Oklahoma has decided to bump Riley’s pay up. He’ll make $4.8 million next year, about $100,000 more than his quarterback.“Lincoln Riley will make $4.8 million next year, making him the highest paid person on OU’s football team. Kyler Murray is second at $4.7 million,” tweeted Brooke Pryor.Lincoln Riley will make $4.8 million next year, making him the highest paid person on OU’s football team. Kyler Murray is second at $4.7 million— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) June 19, 2018That’s a well deserved bump for Riley. He had originally been making $3.1 million in Year 1 with $200,000 pay bumps scheduled for the following years.Oklahoma opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1. The Sooners will be taking on Lane Kiffin and FAU.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Sunday night’s LSU-Miami game was one of the most-surprising contests of college football’s Week 1 slate.The Tigers came into the contest as a big underdog, but ended up dominating the contest and came away with a victory. LSU won, 33-17.LSU had quite a bit of fan support at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.One fan in particular went viral on social media:Double fisting in the first. Respect.P.s. Sup?! pic.twitter.com/ITgXb1H5hh— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 3, 2018Strong move.LSU is set to host Southeastern Louisiana at home next weekend. Miami, meanwhile, will look to bounce back against Savannah State.
Week 2 of the college football season kicked off on Friday night with a matchup between No. 12 TCU and SMU. After a length weather delay, the Horned Frogs got off to a rough start and looked to be in for an upset.However, by the end of the game, Gary Patterson’s team routed the Mustangs by a final score of 42-12. Although most of the games today don’t feature difficult matchups, there are a few teams primed for an upset.On Saturday morning, Paul Finebaum was asked which team will be upset on Saturday. He went with a team that underwhelmed in its first game and has to travel on the road for Game 2.The Michigan State Spartans are officially on upset alert. Finebaum picked Herman Edwards and the Arizona State Sun Devils.Michigan State travels across the country to take on Arizona State in what have become a popular upset pick. Finebaum thinks Mark Dantonio and company will head home with their first loss and without their No. 15 ranking.The Spartans and Sun Devils kick off tonight at 10:45 p.m. ET.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines is sacked by Nick Bosa #97 and Jalyn Holmes #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The final weekend of the college football regular season is upon us. Rivalry Week is here.As usual, there is a lot on the line this week. Several of these matchups have conference title and College Football Playoff implications.Auburn-Alabama. Michigan-Ohio State. Notre Dame-USC. Clemson-South Carolina. Washington-Washington State. This is what this sport is all about.OddsShark has released its score predictions for Rivalry Week.Here’s what the computer sees for the biggest games: You can check out all of OddsShark’s picks for this weekend here.
Losing to Ohio State. https://t.co/TUrMjnOFx8— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) June 12, 2019True story— Buckeyes Crootin’ 🅾️ (@BuckeyesCrootin) June 12, 2019Haha, beating that team up north never gets old.— ALD (@ald677) June 12, 2019 pic.twitter.com/2LgwCxS8jo— Scott Liermann… (@l3igMan_Scott) June 12, 2019The Ohio State Buckeyes had a historic victory over the Michigan Wolverines the last time they faced off.Dwayne Haskins threw six touchdown passes as Ohio State ran away with a 62-39 win. It was the largest win over the Wolverines in team history and one of the biggest wins over the Wolverines by any team ever.Though Ohio State is set to start the 2019 season with Ryan Day as their new head coach, the Buckeyes are still among the early favorites to win the Big Ten title.It looks like he’s already earning love from the fanbase. COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Ohio State fans celebrate in the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes added another touchdown as Michigan Wolverines fans watch at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)There are some posts on social media that are just begging to be dunked on by their opponents. A post about the Michigan Wolverines football team just got crushed by one of Ohio State’s future players.Last week, TheWolverine.com asked the question, “In your opinion, what is Michigan football’s top tradition?”On Wednesday, Ohio State 2020 five-star commit Paris Johnson found the tweet and responded, “Losing to Ohio State.”The response from Johnson quickly went viral, garnering over 800 likes and 150 retweets in the post’s first ten minutes. The dozens of comments in response to him also loved the reply.
EUGENE, OR – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on September 22, 2018 in E (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Predictions are flying in as the official first week of college football commences on Thursday to begin a full weekend of games.As a result, legendary NFL scout Gil Brandt has announced his darkhorse national title team. The pick may surprise you.Brandt has tabbed the Oregon Ducks as his darkhorse selection for one of the four playoff spots. He believes the Ducks could also end up winning it all.Brandt’s reasoning falls on the shoulders of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and the offensive line. Herbert — who many believed would’ve been a top-five NFL draft pick in 2019 — elected to return to Oregon for his senior season.The senior QB passed for 3,151 yards and 29 touchdowns in the 2018-19 season leading Oregon to a 9-4 record. While Herbert’s talent is clear, many give much of the credit to the Ducks’ offensive line for leading such potent offense.Oregon-Auburn is the best FBS matchup in Week 1. Oregon is my darkhorse for one of the two playoff slots up for grabs (behind Alabama and Clemson), and it wouldn’t shock me if the Ducks won it all. Nation’s top QB protected by nation’s top OL.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 26, 2019The offensive line boasts four seniors and a sophomore left tackle who many regard as one of the best young players in the country. Protecting Herbert and running the football should come as no problem for the Oregon offense.Teams like Oregon, Washington and Utah are trying to resurrect the Pac-12’s playoff hopes. But the conference as a whole has struggled to gain prominence. The Pac-12 been selected to the College Football Playoff just twice (Oregon in 2014 and Washington in 2016).The 11th ranked Ducks will open their season this Saturday, Aug. 31 against the 16th ranked Auburn Tigers.
‘Cuse and Clemson are getting prime time treatment for this one.Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ABCSpread: Clemson -27.5Over/Under: 65Announcers: Sean McDonough, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor That announcing team isn’t a typo. McDonough will be on the call at his alma mater, where he’ll receive a prestigious alumni award tonight. Herbstreit and Taylor’s normal play-by-play partner, Chris Fowler, will call Penn State-Pitt with Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe on Saturday afternoon on ABC.In large part due to the Maryland blowout, Clemson is a huge, four-touchdown favorite in this one. Syracuse’s offense is yet to fire anywhere near full cylinders, a rarity for Dino Babers-coached teams. The defense looked great in Week 1 against Liberty, blanking Hugh Freeze’s offense, but was totally lost against Maryland.Clemson hasn’t exactly played its A-game either, though that is rarely an issue for Dabo Swinney’s team. The Tigers have opened with a 52-14 win over Georgia Tech, and a 24-10 win against Texas A&M, though that last one was more decisive than the score would indicate. The Aggies scored a late garbage time touchdown to cover the spread.Trevor Lawrence hasn’t been sharp, but you could argue the defense has been better than expected, and running back Travis Etienne looks like one of the most dynamic players in college football. He has 258 yards and three touchdowns on just 28 carries.Given the struggles Syracuse had late in its game against Maryland’s rushing attack, which gained 354 yards and six touchdowns on 45 carries last week, Etienne could be in for a huge day. SYRACUSE, NY – OCTOBER 5: Sammy Watkins #2 of Clemson Tigers jumps for a reception above Keon Lyn #8 of Syracuse Orange resulting in first end goal in the first quarter on October 5, 2013 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Clemson defeated Syracuse 49-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)No team, even Alabama, has been a thorn in Clemson football’s side recently like the Syracuse Orange. In 2017, Dino Babers’ team stunned Clemson at the Carrier Dome, 27-24. Last season, the Tigers needed a fourth quarter comeback at home to beat the Orange 27-23.Some of the shine came off of this game, which looked like it might be between 2-0 ranked teams, with Syracuse’s Week 2 shellacking at the hands of Maryland. The Orange were knocked off by Mike Locksley’s team down in College Park, 63-20.There is still a ton of hype for the game up in Central New York, where the Dome will be sold out for the first time in years. The Tigers should expect a pretty rowdy atmosphere, which those who played in this game two years ago know.Saturday. Our House.Opportunities like this are what we work for. pic.twitter.com/T5QbAZ4kUr— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) September 13, 2019
LG to launch V50 ThinQ 5G on May 10LG electronics was slated to launch the LG V50 ThinQ in South Korea on April 19. The phone will now be launched in its domestic market on May 10.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiMay 3, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 13:39 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ at MWC 2019.The LG V50 ThinQ was slated to be launched in Korea last month.The launch of the LG V50 ThinQ was delayed owing to connectivity issues.LG introduced its first 5G-enabled smartphone – the LG V50 ThinQ – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 back in February this year. The phone, which also featured an attachable second screen, was earlier slated to release in its home country, South Korea, on April 19. However, faulty 5G connectivity had forced the company to delay the launch of the V50 ThinQ 5G indefinitely.”LG Electronics has been working closely with Qualcomm and domestic mobile operators to improve 5G service and smartphone completeness…Accordingly, we plan to confirm the release date of LG V50 ThinQ later,” the company had written on its Korean newsroom.But now word is that the company has finally decided on a launch date for its V-series flagship device. According to a report by Business Korea, LG Electronics is planning to launch the LG V50 ThinQ on May 10. LG has partnered with three domestic carriers to launch its 5G phone in Korea. However, those mobile operators are still in the early stages of the deployment of their 5G networks. And so, it is possible that users could face connectivity while trying to access 5G speeds in the country even if they use the LG V50 ThinQ.The report noted that, the company delayed the launch of the LG V50 ThinQ in order to avoid mistrust among the users on the quality of LG’s 5G phones that could arise owing to the 5G network in the country. But now, the company is worried that that delaying the launch of the V50 ThinQ any further to lead to the consumers losing interest in the phone that created a lot of buzz at MWC 2019 owing to being the only smartphone with a detachable second screen among a bunch of foldable devices by Samsung and Huawei. But now the company risks losing the consumer interest and so it is launching the phone in its domestic market at a price of 1,199,000 won (Rs 71,000 approx).advertisementTo recall, The LG V50 ThinQ comes with a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in its core and it sports a 6GB RAM with a 128GB memory that can be expanded further using a 2TB memory card. V50 ThinQ runs of Android 9.0 Pie.In terms of the camera, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a triple rear camera setup — a feature that was also present in the company’s older V-series flagship device, the LG V40 ThinQ that we reviewed earlier this year — which includes a 16MP super wide angle lens, a 12MP standard lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. On the front, V50 ThinQ sports a dual camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens. It comes with a gigantic 4,000mAh battery and it features support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.As far as the phone’s second attachable screen, or the dual screen, is concerned, it comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED FullVision display and it has three pogo ping slots that enable users to connect the display with the main device.ALSO READ: | Foldable phones: With V50 ThinQ, LG brings knife to a gun fight with Samsung and HuaweiALSO READ: | LG blames 5G connectivity for delayed V50 ThinQ 5G launchALSO READ: | LG V50 ThinQ: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowGet 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG V50 ThinQ
Next Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL quick review: Best of Pixel at relatively affordable pricesAfter what seems like a thousand leaks, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 39,999. But are they any good? India Today Tech tells you in the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL quick review.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 11:32 IST HIGHLIGHTSPixel 3a costs Rs 39,999 in India, while Pixel 3a XL costs Rs 44,999.Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.The new Pixel 3a phones get the same 12MP Sony IMX 363.We have heard of the affordable or cheaper Google Pixel phones for over a year now. Well, finally two of them are here. After many leaks, which revealed almost all that is there to know about the new Pixels, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have been officially launched globally and in India. And while they are not exactly what you will call cheap, or even affordable, if you use the word “relatively” they do make some sense. Compared to the Pixel 3, which debuted at a price of above Rs 60,000, last year, the Pixel 3a costs Rs 39,999 in India. The Pixel 3a XL costs Rs 44,999, which you can say is “relatively” more affordable compared to the Pixel 3 XL that debuted at a price of above Rs 70,000.So, in a way, Google now plays in the premium market as well and not just in the ultra premium market. And here its competition is with the likes of OnePlus, Honor and Samsung. The question then is: Do the “relatively” affordable Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL make sense for consumers? Should you pick one of these over an Honor or a Samsung. And answer, from what I have seen and tried of the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, seems to be yes. Google is playing to its strengths with the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, albeit it doesn’t entirely succeed in giving Pixel fans what they were expecting as far as the price is concerned.advertisementThe two newly launched Pixel smartphones are a bit pricey. While the Pixel 3a, which comes with 5.6-inch full HD+ gOLED display and a 3,000mAh battery, costs Rs 39,999, the Pixel 3a XL, which comes with 6-inch full HD+ gOLED display and a 3,700mAh battery, costs Rs 44,999. Both the smartphones come with Qualcomm 670 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB memory, a 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. By comparison, the OnePlus 6T, that boasts up to 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 845 processor and a dual rear camera setup, was recently selling for as low as Rs 32,999, while the Vivo V15 Pro, that comes with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 675 processor and a triple rear camera setup is available for Rs 28,990. But, as it happens with the Pixel phones, there is more to the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL than what meets the eyes.During my limited time with the two smartphones, I found the devices to perform spectacularly well both in terms of the camera performance, which is one of the highlights of the Pixel smartphones, and otherwise. The two smartphones look quite similar to the original Pixel 3 smartphones, they are fast, despite having a more mainstream processor, and they produce sharp images even in the low light conditions – which is one area where other smartphones in this segment often fail to impress.Difference between premium and ultra premium according to GoogleLike I said, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are quite similar to the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL smartphones and yet there are subtle differences that separate the new Pixel smartphones from their ultra-premium siblings.The Google Pixel 3a XL looks quite similar to the Google Pixel 3 XL that was launched last year. And while the Pixel 3 XL comes with a glass back, the Pixel 3a XL features a plastic body. Visually, the difference is apparent, even though Google has tried to give similar dual-tone finish (glossy and frosted finish) to the plastic back of the Pixel 3a phones that the Pixel 3 from the last year sports. The plastic bodies of of the new Pixel phones look a bit more shiny as well and more down-market compared to the premium finish of the glass. The difference is subtle but it’s there. Pick up the phone, and you notice the difference even more because obviously the plastic bodies of the Pixel 3a phones feel different compared to the glass and metal of the Pixel 3 phones.The one good aspect of this plastic is that the new Pixel 3a phones are lighter. This means that if you like keeping your smartphone in the back pocket of your denim, you won’t feel Pixel 3a XL weighing it down like a dead weight.Notably, a glass body is not the only point of difference between the two smartphones. The Pixel 3 XL sports a notch on the top, which houses two cameras. The Pixel 3a XL, on the other hand, comes with old-fashioned bezel on the top that houses a single camera. Besides this, the budget Pixel 3a XL also sports thick bezels on the sides and on the bottom, and that clearly indicate their more affordable price tag.advertisementAnother surprise with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL is that they bring back the 3.5mm jack that went missing in the premium Pixel smartphones – something that the jack lovers would appreciate a lot.Great low-light shotsIf you ask Google, or anyone following Pixel phones for a while now, about the raison raison d’etre of the new Pixel 3a chances are that you will be told that this about bringing (now well known) Pixel 3 camera to people who don’t want to spend Rs 60,000 on a phone. And it seems like a good reason. It also seems like a reason that Google justifies by offering consumers what it is giving in the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL rear camera, which uses the same 12-megapixel Sony-made IMX 363 image sensor that is inside the more expensive Pixel 3 phones. And its performance is in line with what hardware suggests. During my limited time with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones, I tried their cameras under indoor lighting conditions and under low-light conditions and the images they produced were impressive. The two phones shoot pictures that are clear and with no signs of starkly evident noise or distortions. The colours captured by the two phones, particularly under the low-light conditions were bright and quite similar to the ones visible to the naked eye. I believe the credit for this goes to Google’s image processing software. I will have more to say about the phone’s camera performance in the coming days.IMAGE SAMPLESClean software and good performanceThe Google Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL are fast, something that I believe is because of the neat and clean Android 9 Pie software paired with fairly capable Snapdragon 670 processor. I haven’t yet pushed the Pixel 3a I am testing to its limits by playing some games like PUBG or Real Racing, but in day-to-day use the phone performs admirably well. It doesn’t slow down or show any signs of lag while I use apps like Facebook and Instagram. When I switch between app there aren’t any lags, and camera app works without stutters.As I said earlier, this doesn’t mean that the Pixel 3a would be as fast as a phone like the OnePlus 6T that costs similar and has top-end, albeit from last year, Snapdragon 845 processor, because once you are pushing the phone by playing a game like Fortnite at top graphics settings, the Snapdragon 670 is bound to huff and puff. But for now let’s keep that as an assumption. As I use the Pixel 3a more, I will be taking a more detailed look at its performance in its full review in the coming days.The performance is also good with the phone’s fingerprint sensor, which effectively unlocks the phone in less than a second without an error each time.advertisementBesides this, the Pixel 3a is full of some cool tricks that make using it an absolute delight. You can squeeze the phone to invoke the Google Assistant and you can even set it to identify the song playing in your vicinity.In my short time with the Google Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, I found the two smartphones to be good performers. Yet, there are many aspects of the two phones that I am yet to assess. Google is promising stellar battery life with both the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL – something like best in the class battery life – but that is something I am yet to test. Then there is the display, which too according to Google is one of the top highlights of the Pixel 3a phones, but with that too I need some more time to see if its brightness can stand up to the scorching Delhi sun or not. Camera too needs a more through testing.But overall my impression of the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL is positive. I don’t particularly like the plastic design, but I don’t mind it either. It’s an issue not because it’s not a good design but because better designed metal and glass phones – hint Honor and OnePlus – exist in the market around same price points. Other than that, it is clear to see that Google is playing to its strengths here and if you have craved Pixel-class – yeh, it has become an adjective – camera and clean Android software, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL are “relatively” more affordable options for you from Google.ALSO READ | Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched at I/O 2019, on sale from May 15 with price starting from Rs 39,999Get 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 GoogleFollow PixelFollow Pixel 3aFollow Pixel 3a XL
ICC suspends Zoysa, Gunawardene alleging corruption in T10 leagueNuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene were provisionally suspended by the ICC on charges of corruption during the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE in December last year.advertisement Press Trust of India DubaiMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 11:52 IST Nuwan Zoysa been charged on four counts, while Avishka Gunawardene on two (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSICC suspended Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene on charges of corruptionZoysa is already under suspension for a previous allegation of corruptionZoysa and Gunawardene have been given 14 days to respond to the chargesFormer Sri Lanka players Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene were Friday provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on charges of indulging in corruption in a T10 league in the UAE.Of the two, Zoysa is already under suspension for a previous allegation of corruption. The two have been given 14 days to respond to the charges.The ICC, on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), charged former Lankan bowling coach Zoysa on four counts and Gunawardene on two counts.But the world body did not specify the exact instances that led to the action against the two players. The charges relate to the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE in December last year.On behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the ICC has charged Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene under the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code.DETAILS https://t.co/IcBAJF3jC0 pic.twitter.com/jiKh214mOBICC (@ICC) May 10, 2019Zoysa has been charged on four counts: Article 2.1.1: for being party to an agreement to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match.Article 2.1.4: Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.Article 2.4.4: Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.Article 2.4.6: Failing or refusing, without compelling justification to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the Code.advertisement”Zoysa is already suspended as a result of being charged with three breaches of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code in November last year, these charges are pending determination,” an ICC release said.That provisional suspension remains in force and Zoysa has now also been provisionally suspended under the ECB Code pending the determination of these new charges.Gunawardene has been charged under Article 2.1.4 and Article 2.4.5 which deal with failing to disclose to the ACU “full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant.””Zoysa and Gunawardene have 14 days from 9 May 2019 to respond to the charges,” said the ICC release.Also Read | Have nothing personal against Gautam Gambhir: Shahid AfridiFor 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 Nuwan ZoysaFollow Avishka GunawardeneFollow ICCFollow T10 leagueFollow UAEFollow Emirates Cricket Board
We are in the final because of our bowlers: MS Dhoni after CSK beat DC in Qualifier 2CSK vs DC, Qualifier 2 IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings reached their 8th IPL final in 12 seasons after they outclassed Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in the second qualifier in Vizag on Friday. Indian Premier League, 2019, Qualifier 2 Extras: 11 runs (B: 0, LB: 5, WD: 6, NB: 0, P: 0) 128.20 11 B nb (20.0) Suresh Raina S. Raina b Axar Patel 147/9 Square Leg (20.0) Chennai beat Delhi by 6 wickets c Keemo Paul b Ishant Sharma covers Mid Wicket 39 0 S/R 7 0 Match Ended Deepak Chahar (CHE) D. Chahar (CHE) Rohan Sen VizagMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 23:47 IST Chennai Super Kings bowlers produced a clinical performance in Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings reached their 8th IPL final on FridayCSK beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 in VizagCSK will face Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in the summit clash on May 12Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings has done it again! The Dads Army, as they have been labelled in the Indian Premier League this season, has once again made it to the final of IPL 2019 thanks to their comfortable 6-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier in Vizag on Friday.Chennai rode on a complete team performance to outclass Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi, who were fighting to reach their maiden IPL final but their dream journey was cut short by the oldest team in the competition this season.Chennai Super Kings bowlers first restricted Delhi Capitals to 147 for 9 after opting to field first and then the openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson made light work of the run chase to help their team reach the target with 6 balls to spare.Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson both scored 50 each while Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets each for Chennai Super Kings..@ChennaiIPL reach their 8th #VIVOIPL final, what a team #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/mMpGkNTJEbIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019Dhoni credited his team’s bowlers for the way they have performed throughout this season.”The crucial part was to keep getting wickets. The credit needs to go to the bowlers. The captain only asks this is what I need. Then it’s up to them to figure out how to bowl, and they have to put in the hard yards. Thanks to the bowling department for where we are this season,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.advertisement150 wickets in #VIVOIPL for @harbhajan_singh #CSKvDC pic.twitter.com/Qne0mUe2ceIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019Chennai Super Kings booked the final showdown against Mumbai Indians on May 12. This will be their 8th final appearance in the Indian Premier League in 12 seasons.”It’s the usual route, last year was an exception. You’ll go for runs, miss a few catches, but it’s important to come back strong. The e way we batted to chase down 140-plus was really nice.”The bowling effort was brilliant, and we kept it in the right areas, not allowing Delhi to get a big score. It’s important to get their openers out – their batting line-up is really strong and they have many left-handers and we have a left-arm spinner to negate them. The ground is a little small, so it is important for them to keep getting wickets.Champion Celebration pic.twitter.com/VrJXCGZXslIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019″If the openers had stayed and done the finishing after the hard yards, that would have been better, but I’m happy to take the win any way,” Dhoni said.Also Read | DC vs CSK, Qualifier 2 IPL 2019 Highlights: Chennai beat Delhi to enter 8th finalAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh 4th bowler to take 150 IPL wicketsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina tying Rishabh Pant’s shoelaces is Spirit of CricketAlso Read | IPL 2019: Deepak Chahar teases Shikhar Dhawan with Mankading attemptFor 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 CSK vs DCFollow IPL 2019Follow ipl 2019 qualifier 2Follow DC vs CSK 5 wd view full scorecard 50 (32) 84.61 Delhi Bowling DEL Bowling 4 fine Leg 0 third Man 2/28 (4) 0 0 m vs third Man Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) Mid off Axar Patel A. Patel 147/9 Delhi Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:30 (Local Time) 6s Super Over c Keemo Paul b Trent Boult 0 16.33 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed c Trent Boult b Amit Mishra 0 Fall of Wickets 9 fine Leg Mid Wicket (19.0) Mid Wicket Match Ended 13 Mid off 1 third Man 32 3 No data available! Chennai CHE 6 third Man Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out 1 49 109/2 ( S. Watson 12.2 Overs) , Mid off covers 4 fine Leg 50 (39) 2/19 (4) 1 Mid on Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM) Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), S Ravi (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) 0 1 1 Point 0 4 1 9 Chennai CHE r Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu not out All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg Faf du Plessis (CHE) du Plessis (CHE) (19.0) 0 2 Square Leg 0 Delhi DEL fine Leg 20 Shane Watson S. Watson c Trent Boult b Amit Mishra covers third Man Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 156.25 Delhi DEL All batsmen are considered right handed Chennai batting CHE batting w 0 5.25 All batsmen are considered right handed Toss: CHE elected to field graphs Imran Tahir I. Tahir Harbhajan Singh H. Singh o Mid off 100 MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) c Keemo Paul b Ishant Sharma 0 e/r Dwayne Bravo (CHE) D. Bravo (CHE) commentary advertisement Point Series Status: Player Of The Match: Faf du Plessis Ishant Sharma I. Sharma Shardul Thakur S. Thakur Scorecard Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Mid Wicket 32 151/4 Mid on Square Leg 50 Keemo Paul K. Paul 0 Mid off b Axar Patel 21 0 Point 3 151/4 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen not out Trent Boult T. Boult 3 0 view more view less Square Leg 0 20 1 4s 146/4 ( MS Dhoni 18.4 Overs) , 0 R Mid on 0 not out 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 4 Faf du Plessis du Plessis c Keemo Paul b Trent Boult (19.0) 127/3 ( S. Raina 16 Overs) , Indian Premier League, 2019 0 50 Amit Mishra A. Mishra 24 151/4 Point Square Leg 4 Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja Chennai 81/1 ( du Plessis 10.2 Overs) , 8 20 covers Point 0 100 Mid on covers 0 – Mid on
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French OpenFrench Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and the reason has not been cleared yet.advertisement Associated Press ParisMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 19:03 IST Nick Kyrgios withdraws from French Open (associated press)HIGHLIGHTSNick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open without citing any particular reasonNick Kyrgios was fined during his second-round match at the Italian Open after an outburst of rageThe withdrawal came only days after Kyrgios posted a video online in which he said the French Open “sucks”French Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.The reason for the Australian player’s withdrawal was not immediately clear.Last week, the 36th-ranked Kyrgios defaulted and was fined during his second-round match at the Italian Open after an outburst of rage.The withdrawal came only days after Kyrgios posted a video online in which he said the French Open “sucks” when compared to Wimbledon, where he trained recently.French Open organizers say Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and the reason has not been cleared.Also Read | Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi under investigation in France for corruptionAlso Read | Maurizio Sarri doesn’t want Edan Hazard to leave ChelseaAlso SeeFor 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 Nick KyrgiosFollow French Open Next