+123 456 7890 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

10 months agoMan City, Spurs encouraged to bid for Sunderland whiz Maja

first_imgMan City, Spurs encouraged to bid for Sunderland whiz Majaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland are seeking a Premier League buyer for Josh Maja.The Mirror says thirteen goal strike starlet Maja, 19, the top scoring teenager in England’s top four divisions, is out of contract at the end of the season and the Black Cats have yet to reach an agreement on a new dealAnd, fearing they won’t, Sunderland have now offered Maja to English clubs for just £1.5million knowing he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from January 1 and they would then only receive a small fee in accordance with FIFA’s compensation rules.Clubs including Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton have been keeping tabs on Maja this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More »

10 months agoEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milan

first_imgEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan striker Eder can see Barcelona star Leo Messi moving to the Nerazzurri.Eder is now playing in China with Jiangsu Suning.He told Gazetta dello Sport: “The feeling of Suning being an empire is very clear. They have turned Inter into a family business. When they bought Inter they set goals and that is what they are doing.“They talked about growth, but without promising either the league or the Champions League. Suning can make any dream come true in football, even signing Messi.“If Suning really wanted it they could make any dream come true. The financial factor is important for Spanish footballers too… if Ronaldo came to Juventus…” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More »

10 months agoAston Villa eager to takeover Fosu-Mensah loan from Fulham

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa eager to takeover Fosu-Mensah loan from Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa are eyeing Manchester United fullback Timothy Fosu-Mensah.The Mirror says Fosu-Mensah is interesting Aston Villa.Dean Smith’s men were forced to recall Tommy Elphick from his loan at Hull City last month.Dutchman Fosu-Mensah is currently on loan at Fulham, but he has found opportunities hard to come by at Craven Cottage, making just eight appearances in the Premier League.This could leave to another loan switch to get more experience. last_img read more

Read More »

a month agoAtalanta president Percassi: Why Skrtel left

first_imgAtalanta president Percassi: Why Skrtel leftby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta president Antonio Percassi has spoken for the first time over Martin Skrtel’s surprise split.The former Liverpool defender signed with Atalanta over the summer, but stayed only three weeks before leaving.”He was a good guy, but he was sorry. “You could see that he suffered because his wife did not come here,” explained Percassi.Skrtel has since returned to Turkey to join Istanbul Basaksehir. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More »

24 days agoReally? Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge coy over Sane pursuit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Really? Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge coy over Sane pursuitby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was coy when asked about the club’s interest in Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.The Bundesliga giants will reportedly re-visit a move for Sane in January after their summer pursuit was derailed by a serious knee injury to the Germany international.”To be honest I have no eye on him at all because I don’t speak about players that are still under contract at other clubs,” he said.”FIFA rules don’t allow that and I will always stick to that.” last_img read more

Read More »

Vine: This Alley-Oop From Kentucky’s Devin Booker To Trey Lyles Is Absolutely Beautiful Basketball

first_imgTrey Lyles finishes alley-oop from Devin Booker.Vine/@ehatt493 Kentucky’s frontcourt is just unfair at this point. Earlier in today’s game vs. Arkansas—the second place team in the SEC—Willie Cauley-Stein absolutely obliterated a Razorback with a huge block. With just over a minute left in the first half, one of John Calipari’s fantastic freshmen, Trey Lyles, completed a picture perfect alley-oop on an awesome feed from Devin Booker.Trey Lyles cannot be stopped! #BBN https://t.co/N1l9pYpQmh— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) February 28, 2015Lyles leads all scorers with 12 points. Kentucky is up 48-33 on Arkansas, and it looks increasingly likely that the ‘Cats will head into the post-season undefeated.last_img read more

Read More »

Kentucky’s AD Calls Coach Cal The “Best Coach In The Game” In Official Pre-Final Four Statement

first_imgKentucky is still two wins away from claiming a national championship, but there’s still no doubt that what the Wildcats have accomplished in 2015 is special. Saturday, ahead of UK’s Final Four matchup with Wisconsin, AD Mitch Barnhart issued a statement on Twitter about the team’s undefeated record, calling head coach John Calipari the “best coach in the game.” Check it out:Tonight @KentuckyMBB takes the floor in the #FinalFour. Before they do, I have some thoughts to share with the #BBN. pic.twitter.com/RtOoT7BSY5— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) April 4, 2015BarnhartKentucky’s 38-0 record is beyond impressive, but it’s likely that the team needs to finish the job to be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The Wildcats and the Badgers tip off Saturday night at 8:49 ET.last_img read more

Read More »

Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

first_imgAustin Rivers thinks he is better than the players in the USA basketball scrimmage.Austin RiversThe U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night. Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game. Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the game televised on ESPN, but most of the young guys did. Team USA announces Blue and White rosters for Thursday night’s showcase at UNLV pic.twitter.com/pX2JxvQQ1T— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 13, 2015Former Duke star and current Los Angeles Clipper Austin Rivers was not too impressed.Straight up better than a lot of those dudes playing last night….. Have to prove that this year. M.o.a.M MIP…..why not— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) August 14, 2015It’s cool to be confident, but when your college coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is the man leading USA Basketball, and you weren’t invited, that kind of speaks volumes.last_img read more

Read More »

PSG reject Jese seals loan transfer to Betis

first_imgParis Saint-Germain outcast Jese Rodriguez will have another chance to relaunch his career as he gears up for a loan spell with Betis.Jese, 25, has seen his career stall in the past few years since moving from Real Madrid to PSG.And after failing to play a single minute of competitive football so far in the 2018-19 season, he will now go back to his native Spain until the end of the 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? “Jese Rodriguez has been loaned to Betis for the rest of the season,” PSG signalled on the club’s official Twitter account.”The club wishes Jese the best of luck for this new challenge he takes on in Spain.”The forward began his career in Real Madrid’s youth system, and caught the eye of those in charge at the Merengue thanks to his sparkling form with Castilla, where he netted 32 goals in 80 games as a teenager.Jese made his senior debut in 2011 at the age of 18, and began to feature more often in the 2013-14 season as Carlo Ancelotti’s charges took the Champions League title.🔛🖊@JeseRodriguez10 est prêté au @RealBetis jusqu’à la fin de la saisonLe club souhaite à Jesé le meilleur dans les challenges qui l’attendent en Espagne 💪 pic.twitter.com/1cJq0i8YSX— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) 29 de enero de 2019Despite early signs of promise, the youngster never quite managed to hold down a regular spot, crowded out by the formidable strike force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.His development was also interrupted by a serious cruciate ligament injury that forced him to spend eight months on the sidelines, in turn missing out on a World Cup call-up for Spain’s 2014 squad.In 2016 PSG swooped, signing Jese in a €25 million deal, but he again failed to break into the starting line-up and just six months later was farmed out on loan to Las Palmas.Another temporary move followed in 2017-18 with Stoke City, but he played just 13 times for the Potters in a season marred by complications arising from the premature birth of his son in his native Gran Canaria.last_img read more

Read More »

Ohio State Fans Are Chanting “Michigan Sucks” In The Horseshoe During Their Game’s Rain Delay

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State’s contest against Tulsa is currently in a rain delay, so fans are packed inside the halls of the Horseshoe waiting it out. They found a fun way to pass the time.Ohio State is currently up 20-3 on Tulsa at halftime, and the second half of the game is set to begin in a few minutes. For the past hour, fans at the Horseshoe have been stuck inside the stadium, unable to get back to their seats for safety reasons. It appears that they’ve decided to have some fun at the expense of Michigan.In the below video, you can hear Buckeyes fans chanting “Michigan sucks.” We’ll assume they also don’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan.”Michigan Sucks” chants ringing through the Shoe: #BestDamnFans pic.twitter.com/cJzcAWd6oV— Sports Nation Ohio (@SN_Ohio) September 10, 2016Jabrill Peppers got a bit frustrated with Ohio State fans earlier in the day, too – so this isn’t the first story about the famed rivalry today. Reminder – the two will meet again this November.last_img read more

Read More »

Texas Fan Creates Awesome Hype Video Ahead Of Longhorns’ Game vs. Cal

first_imgTexas players running onto Darrell K. Royal Stadium field.YouTube/Marsh WesTexas vs. Cal is one of the more intriguing games of Week 3, and a new Longhorns hype video is sure to get fans pumped for the match-up.YouTube user Marsh Wes put together a hype video for this weekend’s game, a rematch of last season’s 45-44 Cal win in Austin. The 2016 Longhorns look like a whole new team, however, led by the dynamic quarterback duo of Shane Buechele and Tyrone Swoopes.Last season, Jared Goff, the eventual No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Jerrod Heard had a huge day for Texas, throwing for 364 yards and rushing for 163 and three scores. Heard would not build on that performance, and has since moved to wide receiver.In his place, Buechele has flashed a big-time arm, throwing for 524 yards (9.89 per attempt), and six touchdowns in two games, while Swoopes has three touchdowns on the ground leading the impressive “18 Wheeler” package that sparked the huge Week 1 win over Notre Dame.Last season, the Cal game was one of three one-score losses for the Longhorns. The 2016 season is early, but so far it looks like the team may have taken a solid leap forward from a rough first two years under Charlie Strong.Texas vs. Cal is set to kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET at California Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

Read More »

USYNT star Reyna signs with Dortmund

first_imgUnited States youth international Giovanni Reyna has signed with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have announced.Reyna had been with New York City FC’s academy, but the 16-year-old departs the MLS club’s youth side to join the Bundesliga outfit.Goal had previously reported Reyna was to join Dortmund’s academy, though the teenager’s move is still subject to FIFA approval given his age. 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 The midfielder, son of former U.S. international, Claudio Reyna, who currently serves as NYCFC’s sporting director, was announced along with Switzerland youth international Bradley Fink.”Giovanni Reyna is the son of former Bundesliga player Claudio Reyna. He plays in central midfield and is without doubt a huge talent,” Dortmund academy director Lars Ricken said in a statement.”We’re delighted that they’ve opted for Borussia Dortmund. Everyone at BVB is convinced that these two transfers show great promise.”Reyna is set to begin in the Dortmund youth sides, where he will look to follow in the footsteps of current USMNT star Christian Pulisic.Pulisic joined the club at age 16 and received his first-term Dortmund debut as a 17-year-old.Giovanni Reyna 🇺🇸 (16) and Bradley Fink 🇨🇭 (16) have joined the Borussia Dortmund U19 and U17 squads, respectively! 📝Welcome to the club, lads 🐝 pic.twitter.com/rFasUbhS0i— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 1, 2019He went onto become a key player for the Bundesliga club, culminating in a €64 million (£57m/$72m) sale to Chelsea this past January.Like Pulisic, Reyna was eligible to join Dortmund prior to the age of 18 due to holding a European passport. In Reyna’s case, it was through his mother’s Portuguese ancestry.Reyna has featured at the U.S. youth international levels, starring at times for the under-17 side, after guiding NYCFC’s youth team to Development Academy title.He would then depart the MLS side’s academy for Dortmund at the start of 2019, though the move was not made official until Monday.His father Claudio, was among the starring members of the 2002 USMNT squad that made it to the quarterfinals of that year’s World Cup, narrowly falling to Germany.Claudio Reyna featured in four World Cups for the U.S., receiving 112 caps between 1994-2006.He featured in the Bundesliga in the early part of his career with Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, before spells with Rangers, Sunderland and Manchester City in England, finishing out his career with the New York Red Bulls in MLS.Claudio has since gone onto management and has been the sporting director of NYCFC since the team’s arrival in MLS.last_img read more

Read More »

Fiorentina sign Bayern Munich legend Ribery

first_imgBayern Munich legend Franck Ribery has signed for Fiorentina, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday.The 36-year-old, who won a record nine Bundesliga titles during his stay in Germany, has penned a two-year deal with the Florence-based side to take him through until 2021.The former France international brought the curtain down on a 12-year stay with the Bavarian giants last season after helping them to another domestic triumph. 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? Having started his career with his hometown club Boulogne in 2000, he spent spells with Ales, Brest, Metz and Galatasaray before moving to Marseille in 2005, where he made his name, helping the club to back-to-back Coupe de France finals.He subsequently moved to Bayern two seasons later, in 2007, for a then club-record fee of €25 million (£22.9m/$27.7m), where he helped the club dominate German football for the subsequent decade, winning his first title in his maiden season.Along with his domestic league triumphs, was also a six-time DFB-Pokal Cup winner and, in 2013, was a member of the Bayern team that memorably achieved the treble after they lifted the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.In 2008, he was named German Footballer of the Year, making him one of only five foreign players to date to be awarded the honour, while he came third in the Ballon d’Or race in 2013.At international level, Ribery was called up to the national team for the first time in 2006, playing a part in their World Cup near-miss against Italy in Germany, and he would go on to become a consistent presence until 2014, when he retired from representative football following the World Cup in Brazil, which he missed through injury.All in all, he won 81 caps for his country and scored 16 goals.Ribery becomes Fiorentina’s seventh arrival of the transfer window, joining players such as former Bologna midfielder Erick Pulgar and ex-Sassuolo striker Kevin-Prince Boateng in signing for Vincenzo Montella’s outfit.The former Viola boss took the reins in Florence for a second time in April, following the resignation of Stefano Pioli, with the club just avoiding a close shave with relegation from Serie A last season.last_img read more

Read More »

It’s Now Snowing At A Major College Football Game Today

first_imgIowa State Cyclones college football fans rush the field after an upset win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium.AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 18: Iowa State Cyclones fans rush the field after an upset win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium November 18, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)Championship weekend for college football is here. Today the champions from each conference will be crowned and several spots in the College Football Playoff will likely be solidified.Although today’s main action belongs to the conference title games, there are a few other games on the docket as well. Games that were postponed earlier in the season are being played today.Among those games are Iowa State and Drake. The Cyclones and Bulldogs kick off from Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa where the weather is less than ideal.After freezing rain was dropped earlier Saturday morning, it’s now snowing.Snowing now at Jack Trice— Randy Peterson (@RandyPete) December 1, 2018Every now and then the football gods bless fans with a now game. It looks like we’ll get on in Ames today.Iowa State and Drake kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Read More »

SEC WR Arrested On Assault Charge

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders run on the field with flags.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 7: The Kentucky Wildcats take the field prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs game on November 7, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won the game 27-3. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)As Kentucky football awaits its bowl destination following its best season in some time, a Wildcat wide receiver is in hot water. Sophomore Zy’Aire Hughes was arrested earlier today.Details are very scarce so far. We do know that Hughes has been charged with fourth-degree assault.More, from the Courier-Journal:Kentucky sophomore wide receiver Zy’Aire Hughes was arrested Sunday on a charge of fourth-degree assault.Hughes was arrested on Woodland Avenue near UK’s campus and booked in the Lexington jail, according to the jail’s website. No other details of his arrest were immediately available.Kentucky football has reportedly said that it is aware of the situation with Zy’Aire Hughes.Hughes has played sparingly for the team this season.Against Murray State earlier in the year, he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass on a trick play double pass involving Benny Snell and quarterback Terry Wilson.It was one of just two catches on the year for Hughes.Kentucky football finished the regular season ranked No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

Read More »

Analyst Says Trevor Lawrence Was “Pretty Bad” In Week 1

first_imgClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in Week 1.CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t exactly light it up at home against Georgia Tech this past weekend. Despite the lopsided 52-14 score, Lawrence’s arm did very little of the actual damage to the Yellow Jackets.Pro Football Focus senior analyst Steve Palazzolo came away unimpressed with his performance.Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Palazzolo thought Lawrence was “pretty bad” on Saturday. He qualified his statement by stating that Lawrence is “still awesome.” But he did show poor decision-making that we didn’t see in his historic freshman year.“I don’t mean to diminish the 2021 draft hype but Trevor Lawrence was pretty bad against Georgia Tech.“Lawrence is still awesome, and the Clemson offense will be fine, but poor decision making that we didn’t see as a true frosh and overall inaccuracy. He’ll be better.”Lawrence is still awesome, and the Clemson offense will be fine, but poor decision making that we didn’t see as a true frosh and overall inaccuracy. He’ll be better— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) September 4, 2019 It certainly wasn’t the best performance of Lawrence’s young career. The two interceptions that he threw were half as many as he threw all of last season.He finished the game 13-of-23 for 168 yards and a touchdown, with another 24 yards and a touchdown on the ground.Unfortunately, the weak performance may have adversely affected Lawrence’s Heisman Trophy hopes. While the odds on who wins the coveted title remained the same after the game, many other quarterbacks and running backs had stellar games in Week 1.Suffice it to say, Lawrence will need to get back to overwhelming opponents if he wants the Heisman.last_img read more

Read More »

Micromax Infinity N12 review: Attractive design and a good selfie camera

first_imgMicromax Infinity N12 review: Attractive design and a good selfie cameraMicromax Infinity N12 offers decent performance, it has a clean software, its selfie camera is good and rear cameras are decent in good light.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 10:47 IST 7/10Smartphone market in India today is being ruled by Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. In middle of intense competition from the Chinese smartphone makers, Micromax is the one Indian company that has managed to keep its head above water. But barely. It has lost much market share in the last two years. Though the Gurugram-headquartered tech company had been silent for most parts of 2018, it ended the year on a high-note by launching two new smartphones– the Micromax Infinity N12 and the Micromax Infinity N11– in India.While Micromax Infinity N11 with its 2GB RAM and 8MP front camera is priced at Rs 8,999, its elder sibling- the Micromax Infinity N12– is available for Rs 9,999 across all Micromax retail stores in India.This is the review of the Infinity N12, which comes with slightly better hardware than the Infinity N11. The Infinity N12 not only features more RAM but it also comes with a better selfie camera. Front camera is definitely one of the high points of the Infinity N12. The phone also comes with a gigantic battery that ensures that you don’t run out of juice no matter what you do. What adds to the overall allure of the phone is its sturdy built and its premium appeal.Before I talk about the phone in detail here is a quick look at the key specs of the Micromax Infinity N12.Micromax Infinity N12 specificationsScreen: 6.2-inch with HD+ displayProcessor: 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processoradvertisementRAM: 3GBStorage: 32GB internal storageOperating System: Android 8.1 OreoCamera: 13MP + 5MP rear. 16MP frontConnectivity: Dual VoLTE aka dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm jackBattery: 4,000mAh Premium looks, sturdy buildThe way the product lineup of Micromax looks right now, I believe the Infinity N12 is one of the better-looking phones from the company. With the Infinity N12, Micromax also joins the trend of having a notch on top of the screen, something that also adds to the phone’s visual appeal.The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen aspect ratio of 18.9:9. The screen size is neither too big, nor small. The aspect ratio, although seemingly odd, keeps the width of the screen manageable. The result is that the phone looks balanced and sits comfortably in the hands.On the back, the Infinity N12 sports glossy finish. The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a plastic body with a glossy finish at the back. While this sheen gives it a premium appeal, it also makes it susceptible to smudges. Funnily, it makes you feel like a character from one of the old crime movies wherein the suspect leaves their fingerprint all over the murder weapon you see what I mean? I like the overall looks of the Infinity N12. The glossy finish, albeit prone to smudges, make the design look premium. But I don’t entirely like the plastic. Phones in this price range are now coming with metal back covers and it would have been nice to see the Infinity N12 too using some metal in its body. The use plastic, on the other hand, has couple of positives. Despite its large screen, the N12 is a relatively light phone. And two, I believe the Infinity N12 is more durable. The flexibility of plastic means it can take an accidental fall or two with ease.I found the display of the Infinity N12 to be sufficiently bright in the indoor light. However, it was the outdoor lighting condition where the display failed to charm me. Even with the brightness set on max, the screen just isn’t bright enough. Apart from that I found the video playback to be a bit patchy. The screen just didn’t do justice to the visuals. For regular use, the colours seem good enough, just don’t expect to see brilliant contrast in your sunset photos on this phone.Clean software, decent performerOne of the best things about the Micromax Infinity N12 is its software. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo with and Micromax has mostly kept the look and feel of the stock Android alive. The buttons are well-rounded and you can get access to all the apps in the phone using a simple swipe on the home screen.The phone comes pre-loaded with all the essential apps including Google’s app package, Facebook, Amazon and Paytm. In addition to that, it has Micromax’s native App Centre and M! Browser apps.The Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.The phone mostly works without a hitch. Though there is a noticeable lag — say 3-4 seconds on an average — in using apps and browsing through them. The app interface isn’t as smooth as I would like it to be, especially since it goes toe to toe with Xiaomi phones, which are incredibly popular with people shopping for phones under Rs 10,000. Having said that, what’s good about this phone is that though it might be slow at times, but it is consistent. To put it simply, you won’t see it stop working or freezing.advertisement The Infinity N12 comes with face unlock feature, and despite its relatively low price, I was surprised to find that the features works well in the phone. In fact, both face unlock and the fingerprint sensor are very quick at unlocking the phone.Good for selfiesThe Infinity N12 comes with dual camera setup at the back. This uses a 13MP primary sensor + 5MP secondary camera. On the front there is a 16MP camera with a wide-angle lens. Such a stellar combination of camera lenses should ideally fetch you Insta-worthy clicks all the time. Except that it doesn’t. Not all the time anyway.When it comes to the camera, the Micromax Infinity N12 has its hits and misses. While it snaps considerably good shots in some conditions, it misses out badly in others. Outdoor photography, for instance, is an area where Infinity N12 will not disappoint you. It clicks good shots, especially for a phone worth 10 grand, even without the AI butting in. On the hindsight, you would barely be able to make-out the difference between the AI and non-AI shots in the bright outdoor light. This is true for selfies as well. However, the AI mode does manage better photos. Take the phone indoors and the results get tricky. While the selfies are still good — that nice 16MP camera there — and the AI mode definitely changes the things for better, the same cannot be said for the rear camera where it fairs average. The night time photography, on the other hand, is a different ball game altogether as the phone produces grainy images even with the AI mode turned on.IMAGE SAMPLESDecent battery lifeThe Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.In my usage I found the Micromax Infinity N12 lasting whole day with ease, with the usage primarily involved listening to music every now and then, checking out my social media profiles– Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter– every now and then, responding to mails and chats and attending a couple of calls.Suffice to say that with its 4,000mAh battery, the phone will satisfy those who want a good battery life from their phones.advertisementShould you buy Micromax Infinity N12?Yes. But conditional. There are better phones in this price bracket — Redmi 6 Pro, for example. But if for some reason you can’t get them or don’t want to get them, the Micromax Infinity N12 is worth its price and is good enough. Its performance is decent, its software is clean, its selfie camera is good and rear cameras are decent in good light, and its battery is fantastic. You may even like its design and that 6.2-inch screen, while not a match for what you will see on a Galaxy phone, is neat enough for a Rs 10,000 phone. It works without a hitch and has a battery that doesn’t need charging every five minutes. All of this definitely make it a phone worth considering.Micromax Infinity N12 review7/10ProsDesignBatterySoftwareConsCameras in low lightDisplay lacks contrastGet 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 MicromaxFollow Micromax Infinity N12Follow Micromax Infinity N11 Nextlast_img read more

Read More »

Get Rishabh Pant into World Cup mix

first_img S. Kannan New DelhiFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 11:53 IST Rishabh Pant can be a viable option for India in the middle order (Reuters Photo)Nobody ever says too much cricket is being played. As the Men in Blue round off their long tour to Australia and New Zealand, the mood is one of cheer for results achieved in Tests and ODIs.These days, when for almost anything and everything you hear, “How is the Josh?” line from movie Uri, the Indian cricket team is no exception. There are memes on social media on the Indian cricket team as well and conversations taking place between Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri and the gang.Yes, the josh was high till Trent Boult struck at Hamilton in the fourth ODI with his sharp movement to wreck the Indians for 94 runs. In almost no time, the knives were out for the Indian cricket team, in typical knee-jerk fashion.The problem with cricket experts, be it the former players or those who have never played even at the gully level, is they have an opinion. At a time when social media comes up with praise or condemnation within minutes in real time, reactions to India’s defeat were sharp.Agreed, one loss was not a big deal but it certainly managed to highlight a very relevant point about how this Indian ODI side has plenty of problems with the misfiring middle order. Till now, with the top three clicking and ageless wonder MS Dhoni also proving his competitive touch in Australia, the middle order did not come under scrutiny.If you carefully look at results where India have lost, it has been a case of the middle order not delivering when the top order failed. That happened, notably, in Hamilton.advertisementOnce the team returns to India, there will still be a lot of good press. Virat Kohli has got a well-deserved break and is spending quality time with wife Anushka Sharma, as is evident from his social media posts. Dhoni pulled his hamstring and has been forced to take a break.In the next few months before the ICC World Cup in England, India are not expected to play more than half a dozen ODIs. These matches at home cannot be taken lightly as it will serve as a valuable test for players who are on the fringe.Almost everyone who loves cricket, which is a few millions in India, has at one point or the other, already jotted down his or her Indian squad for the World Cup and what the final XI will be. While one does not have to spend too much time thinking about the top two batting slots, there is scope for a lot of tinkering from No.3 position downwards.One has seen in the ODIs played recently, the middle order slots revolve around Ambatti Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik. Shubhman Gill has also been flown out but it would be good if there could be some change from the one-drop position.The general impression is Rishabh Pant has been kept only for the Tests and T20s, but he would be a good candidate to play at the No.3 slot, so that Kohli can come in at the No.4 slot.Kohli has in the past opened the innings, batted at No.4 and even in some matches come lower down. The think-tank can ponder over Pant at the No.3 slot as he is in rich form and has been quite successful in England.Having scored a ton each in England and Australia, aggressive Pant could well play the World Cup purely as a batsman and chip in handsomely. It’s well known how big a hit Rishabh Pant was in Australia and made life miserable for the Aussies with his non-stop chatter.Weather conditions in England are bound to be different when compared to Australia, and this is where the middle order woes will look more pronounced should the top order fail. It has been a cold and wet winter in the United Kingdom and in summer there will be movement through the air and off the pitch.This is where it could be a good ploy to get Pant bat at No.3 and Kohli comes in at No.4. In the past, when Kohli batted at the No.4 position from 2009 to 2014, he scored 1,744 runs in 37 innings at an average of 58.13. It also included seven centuries and eight half-centuries.To be sure, given the thought process in the Indian team and Shastri now getting a lot of credit for India’s performances in Tests and ODIs, all options need to be looked at for bolstering the middle order. Rayudu can only bat as his bowling action has come under scrutiny from the ICC. Kedar Jadhav has done reasonably well.advertisementIt’s now a case of almost all options having been tried out for the middle order and smart picking will now come into play. Luckily, the fast bowling and spin combinations seem in good health. After all, India’s bowling has been a big hit in recent months.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 Rishabh PantFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni Get Rishabh Pant into World Cup mixVirat Kohli could come back to No.4 slotadvertisementlast_img read more

Read More »

Max Verstappen completes public service punishment at steward event

first_img Next Max Verstappen completes public service punishment at steward eventThe International Automobile Federation, Formula One’s governing body, said on Sunday that Max Verstappen had taken part in interactive case study sessions with race officials over the weekend. The public service punishment was imposed on him after last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix.advertisement Reuters LondonFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 08:54 IST Max Verstappen had an angry confrontation with Force India’s Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian GP last year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMax Verstappen was ordered to do two days of public service for an angry confrontation with Esteban Ocon at InterlagosThe Red Bull driver angrily confronted the Frenchman after the race and gave him a shoveVerstappen completed the public service punishment by attending a gathering of international race stewards in GenevaRed Bull’s Max Verstappen has completed the public service punishment imposed on him after last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix by attending a gathering of international race stewards in Geneva.The International Automobile Federation, Formula One’s governing body, said on Sunday that the 21-year-old Dutchman had taken part in interactive case study sessions with race officials over the weekend.”We are doing our job on the track, trying to get the best out of the race, and it’s clear that the stewards are doing their job to find the best way to reach a fair decision,” Verstappen was quoted as saying.”It’s been a good lesson for me and I’ve learned a lot, both in my day in Marrakesh, which I really enjoyed and which gave me a good understanding of the stewards, and now here.”Verstappen, the youngest ever Formula One winner, was ordered to do two days of public service for an angry confrontation with Force India’s Esteban Ocon at Interlagos in November.Verstappen was leading the Brazilian Grand Prix when he tried to pass backmarker Ocon, who attempted to retake the position but made contact and sent the Dutchman into a spin that cost him victory.The Red Bull driver angrily confronted the Frenchman afterwards and gave him a shove, an action for which he was then punished.Verstappen served the first of the two days by joining officials at an all-electric Formula E race in Morocco last month, observing how race decisions were made.The FIA said Verstappen had joined a competitors’ panel discussion in Geneva with triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx, M-Sport world Rally team Principal Richard Millener and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.advertisementThe Dutch driver will be back in the cockpit in Spain in just over a week’s time with pre-season testing starting in Barcelona on February 18.The Formula One season starts in Australia on March 17.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 Max Verstappenlast_img read more

Read More »

India badminton doubles coach Tan Kim Her steps down citing personal reasons

India badminton doubles coach Tan Kim Her steps down citing personal reasonsTan Kim Her has stepped down one-and-a-half years before his contract with the Badminton Association of India was to end after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 11:32 IST Tan Kim Her (second from right on first row) has earlier coached England, South Korea and Malaysia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTan Kim Her cited personal reasons while stepping down despite rumours of him getting lucrative offers from other countriesUnder Tan Kim Her, India saw the rise of men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj RankireddyIn early 2018, India’s singles coach Mulyo Handoyo of Indonesia also didn’t complete his contractMalaysia’s Tan Kim Her has stepped down from his post as India’s doubles badminton coach, citing personal reasons.The 47-year-old, who was appointed as the national team’s doubles coach put down his papers, one-and-a-half years before his contract with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) was to end after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Yes, Tan Kim Her has resigned as doubles coach. He had put down his papers about a month back. He had some family problems, so he left India during the Senior Nationals,” BAI secretary (events) Omar Rashid told PTI.Tan Kim Her has earlier coached England, South Korea and Malaysia and there are speculations that he might have received some lucrative offer from another country.Asked about it, Rashid said: “No there is no truth in such speculations. There was no problem, he left purely due to personal reasons.”Under Tan Kim Her, India saw the rise of men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and also helped the country win the mixed team gold for the first time.The Indian duo won the Hyderabad Open Super 100 event and also reached the finals at Syed Modi Super 300 tournament and are currently ranked 20th in the world.The women’s pair of N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also has done well under the Malaysian’s guidance, claiming the bronze medal at Gold Coast event.In early 2018, India’s singles coach Mulyo Handoyo of Indonesia also didn’t complete his contract and left abruptly citing personal reasons.advertisementBAI has recently roped in two Korean coaches Kim Ji Hyun and Park Tae Sang and the Indian team is awaiting their arrival.The onus of guiding the Indian doubles pairs will now rest on the two new doubles coaches Flandy Limpele and Namrih Suroto from Indonesia, who were also hired by BAI.Also Read | India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsAlso 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 India badmintonFollow Tan Kim Her read more

Read More »