News regarding Xiaomi’s next tablet is coming in fast and hard. The company is leaving almost nothing to the imagination as it continuously reveals details on the Mi Pad 4 in the days leading up to its launch. After confirming the launch date, Xiaomi has been posting a few teasers on its Weibo account as well as confirming a few specs and features about the Mi Pad 4. The tablet will be launched alongside the notched Redmi 6 Pro on June 25.Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi Pad 4 will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset, as was previously speculated, and this could be clocked up to 2.0Ghz. Going with a Snapdragon chipset is interesting considering the Mi Pad 3 was launched with a Mediatek processor. Xiaomi also mentions something called “smart game acceleration,” which suggests the Mi Pad 4 will come with certain optimisations aimed at providing a more immersive and seamless gaming experience.One may also speculate that the Mi Pad 4 could come to India eventually. Xiaomi this year has been expanding its product portfolio in the country with the launch of the Mi TV and some other products beyond its phones. So there’s a good chance the company could bring its tablet to the market as an affordable alternative to the iPad.The other confirmation by Xiaomi is that the Mi Pad 4 will support facial recognition to unlock the tablet. This will be a first for the Mi Pad series, which will be great to see considering past Mi Pads have not had any biometric options, not even a fingerprint scanner. The face unlock feature will be possible via the front camera, which won’t be as secure as say an iPhone X, but it is something.advertisementAs far as the unconfirmed specs go, the Mi Pad 4 is also tipped to come with a display bigger than the 7.9-inch display that was seen on the Mi Pad 3. This may be possible as rumours suggest the tablet could sport narrow bezels and an 18:9 display, which would be very interesting to see on a tablet. Additionally, the tablet is also tipped to bear a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. Interestingly, rumours say the Mi Pad 4 could house a 6,000mAh battery, which would be smaller than that housed in the Mi Pad 3. It is possible that the company could make this compromise to keep the tablet’s form factor slim, but we will know for sure in just a few days.To recall, the Mi Pad 3 was launched sporting a metal unibody design and a 7.9-inch Retina display (2048×1536) on the front. The tablet was powered by a MediaTek chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. Optics are similar to what is being rumoured about the Mi Pad 4. The Mi Pad 3 also houses a 6600mAh and was launched with MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.ALSO READ: This is the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, launch set for June 25
The India’s men’s and women’s compound archery teams both booked their place in the final of their respective semi-finals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on SundayThe Indian men’s compound archery team booked their place in the finals with a comprehensive win over Chinese Taipei 231-227, and are one win away from successfully defending the title.The Indian archers, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma, looked in complete control as they won the tie against Lin Chewei, Lin Hsinmin and Pan Yuping of Chinese Taipei 57-57, 57-56, 59-55, 59-59.The first set ended 57-57, with both teams scoring three 10s each. The second set saw India register a 57-56 victory as they held a one-point lead at 114-113. Chewei of Chinese Taipei scored an eight in his second shot as they trailed India.The third set, which ended 58-55, gave a four-point advantage to India with the total scores at 172-168. While South Korea scored two 10s, India came up with four 10s. Chewei and Hsinmin scored an eight each but Aman came out with two 9s to ensure India gain crucial advantage.ASIAN GAMES, DAY 8 : LIVE UPDATESTrailing by four points, a desperate Chinese Taipei came out all guns blazing and won the fourth set 59-58 but they couldn’t stop India from winning the match 230-227.In the fourth set, Chinese Taipei fired five 10s but India didn’t relent and shot four 10s — the last one coming in the fifth and penultimate shot. It meant that Rajat just had to shoot a 7 to secure victory for India. And Rajat came out with a 9 to give India the win.advertisementOut of the eight shots, Jaipur’s Rajat got seven 10s and one nine as he went through a phenomenal run.Rajat and Abhishek were part of India’s team which won the gold medal in this category at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.Earlier, the Indian men’s compound archery team had earlier defeated Philippines 227-226 (56-56, 58-57, 59-57, 54-56) in the quarterfinal round.In the compound women’s team event Indian archers continued their winning run to storm into the final at the 2018 Asian Games.Registering their second win of the day, the Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Chinese Taipei’s Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222 in the semis.Despite being at the receiving end in the first two sets at 55-58 and 55-57, the Indians made a brilliant comeback in the last two sets to win 57-55, 58-52.India will now face South Korea in the final on Tuesday.Earlier in the quarters, the Indians had pipped Indonesia’s Sri Ranti, Yurike Nina Pereira and Dellie Threesyadinda 229-224.The Indians lost the first set 56-57 before winning the second at 56-28. They again went down in the third set 56-57 but a brilliant performance in the fourth and final set saw them win the clash at 59-54.(With inputs from IANS)
Megastar Chiranjeevi, who is currently busy with his film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, paid a surprise visit to the sets of his son Ram Charan’s upcoming film, which is tentatively called RC12.Ram Charan’s wife Upasana Kamineni took to Instagram to share the pictures from the Megastar’s visit. She wrote, “Dinner date with Mamaya…. all dressed in black! Megastar visits #ramcharan on the sets of #rc12 before heading to Georgia. Missing u (sic).” Upasana’s Insta postLooks like Chiranjeevi has left for Georgia. However, it is not clear whether it is for the shooting of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. It should also be noted that Simbu’s upcoming film with Sundar C is currently being shot in Georgia.RC12 is directed by Boyapati Srinu and has Kiara Advani in the female lead role. Kiara was last seen in Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu. She is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after heroines in Telugu cinema.Ram Charan will sport a different look for the yet-untitled film, which is one of the most-awaited projects in Telugu cinema currently.ALSO READ: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy teaser receives 12 million views in 24 hoursALSO WATCH: Taapsee Pannu defends her decision to do Judwaa 2 after Pink at Mind Rocks 2018
Sebastian Vettel may have lost out on the driver’s title yet again to Lewis Hamilton, but that doesn’t mean he is going to stop giving the Mercedes driver a run for his money as the Formula One season comes to a close.The Ferrari driver is trying everything possible to get on up on his Mercedes rivals but has been falling behind the ranks ever since the Belgium Grand Prix mid-season.Vettel finished a disappointing sixth in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, a race which Hamilton won to clinch the constructor’s championship for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. Mercedes now has an insurmountable 620 points against Ferrari’s 553.There’s something loose between my legs: Vettel’s message on team radio has everyone in splitsAfter the race Vettel was seen mingling with young F1 fans and was posing for pictures with the kids, one of whom was wearing a Mercedes cap.Watch: Furious Max Verstappen in bust-up with Esteban Ocon after Brazilian GPVettel noticed that and took off the kid’s cap at once and replaced it with his own Ferrari cap. He even threw the Mercedes cap aside on the ground and clicked the picture with him.But then better sense prevailed and realising the backlash he would have faced for his gesture, picked up the Mercedes cap and gave it back to the boy.Also Read – Lewis Hamilton faces social media backlash after questioning Indian Grand PrixadvertisementHamilton meanwhile, has got himself into trouble for his recent comments on F1’s need to organise races in countries like India and Turkey, where the people have limited knowledge about the sport resulting in poor turnout in the races.In a recent interview, Hamilton called India “a poor place” and even went on to say that he felt conflicted when he came to race in the Indian Grand Prix.Also Read – Vietnam to join Formula One Calendar from April 2020″I’ve been to Vietnam before and it is beautiful. I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix,” Hamilton told BBC Sport.Hamilton’s comments however, have drawn the ire of F1 fans from India, who felt that the popularity of the sport is immense in the country.Also Watch –
By Shilpa and Sameer BalvallyShould a home be a tribute to what’s trending in interior design, or should it solely be true to those who live in it? These are questions an introspective family of four asked themselves before deciding on the design of their 3BHK apartment in Lodha Group’s,By Shilpa and Sameer BalvallyShould a home be a tribute to what’s trending in interior design, or should it solely be true to those who live in it? These are questions an introspective family of four asked themselves before deciding on the design of their 3BHK apartment in Lodha Group’s World Towers at Mumbai’s Lower Parel. The bar sits smartly on the curve of the apartment. Photo by: Photographix IndiaThe client’s brief was to design a space that in spite of being in one of the most luxurious Armani designed World One project, radiated the warmth and comfort that a home provides. The design concept stemmed from the premise that you leave the hotel-like luxury behind when you enter home. This dictated the colour and material palate for us in terms of balancing the elements of warmth and luxurious elements while maintaining the functionality of the space. In the corridor connecting the bedroomsAnother consideration was the prominent curve design of the building itself which has a continuous stretch of balcony with some of the best city, sea and sealink views. The living room was planned to create a comfortable yet clutter-free family space and at the same time, the curved facade that spans throughout the living room was highlighted using various design elements.The ceiling and subsequent lighting design radially frames the view of the outdoors. The home, which sprawls across 2,100 sq ft has an overall neutral colour palette of beige and browns with splashes of blue and yellow. In the living room the custom-designed steel-grey and mustard highlighter sofas are oriented towards the TV and the centre table to provide scope for additional seating around it.advertisement The serene master bedroomThe table was custom designed for pouffes that tuck into the table when not in use. A custom made circular carpet with abstract radial patterns ties the space together. The hidden cabinet temple is subtly reflected by the slight traditional floral-inspired modern layered graphic art printed on the wooden panels and console, which was collaboratively designed with LivinArt. The metal artwork on the wall was designed by a local artist in Jodhpur.The dining area sports a custom designed rectangular table with metal inlay that tapers slightly to one side. The metal legs of this table have been painted in the accent colours of the space. The balcony, which runs along the curve of the living room, has been converted into an outdoor bar. The bar sports a concrete countertop and is front cladded with hand-painted ceramic tiles mimicking the colours of the sea. The bedrooms are designed with the same balance between luxury and comfort.The materials selected are not flashy yet exude a sense of elegance. The colour palette for the master bedroom and bathroom is bolder with pastel rich grey-blues, and greys with jute and white sheers. The boy’s room has a fresh colour palette of yellows ochre, teal, light grey and birch ply, and has been designed keeping in mind the need for storage. The existing kitchen was designed by Armani, but was narrow with a platform only on one side. The team at Studio Osmosis opened the kitchen with an additional working counter and upfront, well-organised spaces. The custom bench and swing in the balcony.Art has been used in some unique ways in this project with various artists customising it. The long passage that spans from the living room to the master bedroom with doors leading to the other rooms has a detailed custom designed graphic along the entire length commissioned by collaborating with Kalaakari Haath. The metal artwork in the living room wall was designed and created by a local artist in Jodhpur and customised fabric and handmade paper artworks have also been used. The hand woven outdoor furniture is by Retyrement Plan which follows the design mantra of handmade pop luxury.The best part? While the apartment exudes the warmth of a home, it successfully encapsulates the essence of luxury living. Founded in 2010, Studio Osmosis is a multidisciplinary design practice formed by architects Sameer Balvally and Shilpa Jain Balvally. The Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary practice has many award-winning designs. www.studioosmosis.com
Punjab registered their first win of the 2018-19 first-class season as they thrashed Delhi by 10 wickets in their Ranji Trophy match on Friday.Punjab pocketed seven points while it was Delhi’s first Ranji Trophy defeat at home in five years.With Punjab controlling the game from day one, it was only a matter of time before they scored an outright win.Delhi, who were gasping at 106 for six in their second innings and trailing Punjab by 69 runs at stumps on day two, ended up with 179 courtesy Pulkit Narang (31) and Pulkit Sood (25).Punjab needed just five runs for a big win and and they knocked it off in 2.1 overs with Jiwanjot Sharma and Abhishek Sharma in the middle.With the emphatic win, Punjab have revived their Ranji campaign after having collected just two points from the previous two games.On the other hand, Delhi’s troubles have increased with their first loss of the season. They had conceded the first-innings lead against Hyderabad and could not dismiss Himachal Pradesh in their opener for an outright win.Delhi’s batting let them down again though they did a tad better than the first innings, in which they were bundled out for 107.In the first innings, they surrendered to Punjab’s Siddharth Kaul while in the second, they were done in by spinners Vinay Choudhary and Mayank Markande.Punjab had made 282 in the first innings, thanks to a captain’s knock by Mandeep Singh (90).Yuvraj Singh, playing his first game of the season, made 24 off 88 balls.(With inputs from PTI)advertisement
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction date. The player auction will be held in Jaipur on December 18.The auction will be a one-day affair and there is also a change in venue with the event moving to the Jaipur from Bengaluru.At the player auction, 70 players — 50 Indians and 20 overseas — will be up grabs with eight teams left with a total purse of INR 145.25 crore.Ahead of the auction, teams announced their retentions last month, while releasing a few big names.There were quite a few surprises and a few obvious choices as the eight franchises confirmed the names of retained and released players for the 12th season of Indian Premier League. November 15 was the last date for the teams to submit the list of the retained players before the 2019 IPL auction.Steve Smith and David Warner were retained by Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively as both are set to return to cricketing normalcy. They missed out on the 11th edition of the cash-rich T20 league after their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in March this year.Among the players released, names like Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) and Gautam Gambhir (DD) stick out. Rajasthan Royals decided to let go of Jaydev Unadkat after paying a whopping INR 11.5 crore for his services earlier this year. Wriddhiman Saha, Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammed Shami, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell – have also been released and will go under the hammer next month.(With inputs from PTI)advertisementAlso Read | Full list of retained players and purse remaining for each teamAlso Read | Steve Smith and David Warner retained but Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir releasedAlso watch –
Retired cricketers plying their trade in T20 leagues might be a global trend right now but India captain Virat Kohli says he wouldn’t even be “seen around the scene” the day he is “totally spent” to pick up the bat again.Responding to a query on whether he would consider playing in the Australian Big Bash league after retiring or if the BCCI lifts the bar on its players, Kohli said he would certainly not be around for such a stint after retirement.”Look I don’t know whether that stance is going to change in the future. As far as I am concerned, playing more cricket when I am done, I don’t think I am in that zone to be honest,” the 30-year-old said ahead of the opening ODI against Australia on Saturday.Retired cricketers such as AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are regularly seen playing in T20 leagues such as the IPL and Big Bash but Kohli says he isn’t interested in joining the bandwagon.”I have played enough cricket in the last five years and I cannot comment on even the first thing I do when I retire because I don’t feel like I am going to pick up the bat again,” he said.”I will be spent, the day I finish I will be totally spent and that’s the reason I am going to stop playing cricket. So I don’t see myself coming back and playing again. Once I am done, I will be done, and I won’t be seen around the scene,” Kohli said.advertisementWhat’s India Captain @imVkohli’s retirement plans? #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/xGxBOxMSdEBCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019The skipper was all praise for his team’s batting line-up and said the line-up looks strong heading into the ODI World Cup starting May 30 in England.”In the last 12 months, our ODI batting has been very strong and openers are a very big factor in that. There was a phase in the middle when we addressed the issue of middle overs and from 25-40 overs we tried to change our batting style,” he said.”Where our batting is at the moment, the team management and I are very comfortable because we have results in ODI cricket and performances have been very good as well.”In fact, Kohli felt the Indian team is perfectly balanced in every aspect.”The bowling has been balanced too. In one-day cricket, any team can beat you on any given day. But as a team you have to give your best and take your strongest eleven. And we feel as a one-day team we are on the right track, and are on our full strength,” he said.
Glenn Maxwell is still not sure if he would be in Australia’s World Cup-bound squad but a few more innings like the half-century in a winning cause against India in the first T20 international will certainly bolster his case.Maxwell scored 56 off 43 balls in Australia’s three-wicket win off the last ball but is far from being guaranteed a place in the 15-member squad.”I have no idea if I am going to be in that World Cup squad or what number I’m going to bat, so I suppose it just comes down to opportunity — if I can keep making most of the opportunities like tonight,” Maxwell said at the post-match press conference.However, he agreed that he would have to not just contribute but also close in a few more matches.”If I can turn those sort of innings into not-out, 75-ish, and be consistent that way, I think I can probably go a long way in pencilling my name for the World Cup and hopefully continue that job for the rest of this year,” Maxwell said.The touring Australian teams over the years have struggled when it came to tight finishes and that’s precisely the reason why the last-ball victory in the first T20 International will help them build momentum, feels Glenn Maxwell.Maxwell was a key contributor in Australia’s last-ball win with a 43-ball-56 but it was the pace bowling pair of Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins, who won the match for Australia taking 14 off Umesh Yadav’s final over.advertisement”A lot of times when you come over here and you get into these close games and you lose them so often. The home crowd can get behind the team and you can lose. It can just put your momentum back,” Maxwell said at the post-match news conference.”Probably, we got ourselves into trouble by the last over. Probably, we should have lost if it wasn’t for Cummins and Richardson. It was outstanding. It can just bring the whole group together,” Maxwell said.The win will be a great confidence booster for the unit ahead of the World Cup as they try to build the momentum.”To have a result like this on our first game on tour is great for our confidence and something that we can hopefully ride and build the momentum. Hopefully, we can start off our World Cup preparation on a good note.”Maxwell lauds Pat Cummins for holding nerves in final overFrom being 89 for 2 inside 14 overs, Maxwell’s dismissal triggered a collapse and India pacer Jasprit Bumrah almost made it out of their reach in a sizzling penultimate over.Bumrah removed Peter Handscomb and then yorked Nathan Coulter-Nile in the next ball, in an over he conceded just two runs.”I did mention to Finchy (skipper Aaron Finch) that if anyone can, it would Pat Cummins. For him to keep a cool head, hit a gap on the off-side against a guy (Umesh Yadav) who hit three of the six yorkers, it was just good batting,” he said showering praise on Cummins.Maxwell rued that he could have finished the game and said he still have a lot of work to do to secure a ticket to the World Cup-bound squad, the deadline for which is two months’ away.”It would have been nice to finish it off, but I chose that Chahal (over) as my time to go tonight and I still back that as the right decision.”Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli creates history with 500 T20I runs vs AustraliaAlso Read | MS Dhoni picks up Mayank Markande wrong-un while batsman could notAlso See:
Contract: IAPark: 610117 Sioux City’s Stone Park is one of more than two dozen Iowa state parks that will host a First Day Hikes next Tuesday on New Year’s Day.The hikes are free and guided by park staff.Todd Coffelt, chief of the Iowa D-N-R’s State Parks Bureau, says hikers get the chance to experience the quiet beauty of nature in winter as well as spectacular views and a host of cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/HIKE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..those resolutions” ;18Coffelt says the hikes are a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family, in addition to learning about the parks.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/HIKE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……”a new friend” :19The Stone Park hike is for three miles and begins at 10am New Year’s Day.Participants should meet at the park entrance located 150 yards inside the east entrance off Talbot Road and Memorial Drive.
Carson Cunningham, Justin Southwell, and I are going to do a weekly roundtable this year breaking down OSU’s uniforms from the week before. Here’s our first foray.Kyle Porter (editor) – I love jump balls, Markel Brown breakways, and Kevin Durant 30-footers. Thank you for reading Pistols Firing.Carson Cunningham (KOCO 5 Sportscaster) – Carson does uniform drive-bys and actually has a real job covering sports for a real news station in OKC.Justin Southwell (Former WR) – Justin played at OSU as a wide receiver for a few years and is a pretty big uniform critic himself. You can (and should) follow him on twitter here. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Porter: I was a little disappointed to see the all blacks on Saturday night. OSU won the uni matchup over FSU the same way USA Basketball wins its Olympic qualifying games but I was expecting the debut of something special — especially on that stage.What’s something new you wanted to see?Carson: Even though all black is my No. 2 combo, I was disappointed as well. There will never be more eyeballs on OSU than that game. Mike Gundy claims they will wear new stuff, and that was a chance to debut the strongest addition.I was hoping they would tweak the uniform template in general. They’ve had these uniforms since 2011. Oregon updates theirs about every year. Two years at most.I want to see new/flashier numbering, new stripes on the pants/sleeves and some chrome helmets. Go full-Oregon.Southwell: It seems like we change the template every five years, but I’m also ready for some new stuff.I think for this game, it was about as good as we could have hoped for. Everyone loves the all black combo. The majority of the players don’t know what we will wear until we step into the locker room before the game, and there’s a different level of excitement seeing all black waiting for you in your locker.Tyreek had that gray shirt underneath and was the fastest player we’ve seen since the gray blur against West Virginia.The game had a bowl game feel to it in that combo. If you want to save all blacks for a bowl game, you might not get a chance to see them if you’re the visiting team.Also, being undefeated in the all blacks was just another way of pulling out all the stops vs. Florida State. I can’t think of a better combo for the season opener on that stage.Porter: The Gray Ghost!The undershirt is the most underrated of all auxiliary equipment items. I remember when I was playing softball in college I started wearing a 3/4 undershirt with the sleeves cut at the forearm because that’s how Troy Tulowitzki wore it.Tyreek’s went pretty hard on Saturday. I’m not sure if it was “Desmond Roland at Iowa State in 2013” hard but it was hard.By the way, what in the world was going on with FSU’s threads?Carson: I’m not seeing Tyreek’s sleeves? Did he cut them off or did they fly off on a return?Anyway, it seems the Allen Iverson Sleeve is a growing trend on the team. Lampkin used to be the only one but I noticed several Saturday night.As for FSU, let’s pour one out to commiserate the loss of one of college football’s greatest uniforms:They messed with a Mona Lisa. Everything about them was horrible: The helmet was more light yellow than gold, the gold numbers on a white jersey were invisible, 1-2-2 combo was bad and the facemask was purple-pink!It was a catastrophe.FSU’s threads are my favorite uniforms in the country and they are ruined. I’m still in mourning today.Southwell: I can’t believe how so many people said they liked their uniforms! Sure, the design on the jersey was unique and cool, but everything else was awful compared to what they have worn in the past.Everything Carson said > I was a huge fan of their old helmets, especially at the end of the season with all of the tomahawk stickers.But now their facemask looks like a shade of lipstick; it’s weird.White pants? I’m guessing someone on the equipment staff said, “Let’s wear our worst combo for the first game and get it out if the way.”Carson: What do you guys think Gundy was alluding to on uni changes? More Silly Petes? What’s your uni prediction for this week?Southwell: That’s all I can think of…different helmet logos on various helmets, maybe adding a stripe to the orange or black helmets as well. I’m really hoping for a black OSU logo on the orange helmet, stick a black facemask on there too.I think this week will be something we haven’t seen yet, but pretty simple for the home opener: White (alt. with stripe)-Orange-OrangeCarson: An orange helmet with a black brand and face mask is a necessity. The orange helmets have been disappointing up to this point.I bet they keep it simple for Missouri State. But please, anything but White-Orange-White. Hoping for Black-Gray-Black, predicting White (regular) Gray-Gray.Porter: One thing that Oregon has going for it that OSU doesn’t is that its throwback colors aren’t colors shared by anybody else in the conference.OSU’s, on the other hand, are (Texas).I think a chrome helmet might be on tap and I think OSU should do with the bucking cowboy what Oregon did with the Disney duck:Bring me all of that uniform.I’m also hoping for an orange helmet with the stripe a la this era:As for Saturday I’ll say white (alt.) orange-gray. That’s more me hoping than anything, though.Carson: Your idea nearly made me pass out, Kyle.Since they can’t do an alternate orange they need to embrace the “silver.” That’s the official school color and what they call the gray unis.Silver/chrome helmets, silver numbers. Give me all the glitz and flash.How tight would silver/chrome helmet, orange jersey (silver numbers) and gray pants be?Bucking Pete on the helmet would be the cherry on top.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.
The pecking order at quarterback is all but official following the conclusion of fall camp on Sunday. According to a source close to the program, Taylor Cornelius will indeed start the season as the backup to Mason Rudolph as we reported last week. 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman John Kolar is expected to land at No. 3 on the depth chart, ahead of true freshmen Keondre Wudtee and Nyc Burns. Here’s how the depth chart will look.QB1: RudolphQB2: CorneliusQB3: KolarPotential redshirt: WudteePotential redshirt: BurnsCornelius has the most valuable of assets with his live game experience of the group (albeit, just two games and two pass completions), and Mike Gundy himself even tabbed him as the “leading candidate” to land the gig last week.Kolar, who came out of spring under some scrutiny following a rocky spring game, appears to have kept the No. 3 spot behind Cornelius. The plan, according to the source, is to redshirt both true freshmen Keondre Wudtee and Nyc Burns this season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
My mom took this pic #okstate pic.twitter.com/OhOKQRfu2L— Greg Thompson (@gregorythomp) September 18, 2016 Am I in heaven? Let’s go pokes #okstate ? pic.twitter.com/zgKKz52t7X— sam ? (@thestb_) September 18, 2016Fortunately, Oklahoma State found some extra motivation at the end of the rainbow. The Pokes shut out Pitt the remainder of the game, escaping Stillwater with a 45-38 win and advancing to 2-1 on the season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Somewhere over the rainbow, there’s another quarter to be had ? #okstate pic.twitter.com/r4qajQzzHn— sam ? (@thestb_) September 17, 2016 @PghSportsNow @ThePantherPitt A rainbow glowing over the #Pitt locker room right now at Boone Pickens Stadium!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/EYghGjRyDx— Panther Phil (@PantherPhil) September 18, 2016 #okstate delay over should begin soon pic.twitter.com/I5iAGkGET8— Sarah Phipps (@sarahcphipps) September 18, 2016 Oklahoma State is sitting out a rain delay, which forced Pitt and OSU to head to the locker rooms at the beginning of the fourth quarter. During the delay, Jesus decided to show off with this insanely awesome rainbow over Boone Pickens Stadium:My mom took this pic #okstate pic.twitter.com/OhOKQRfu2L— Greg Thompson (@gregorythomp) September 18, 2016
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State lost a commitment on the edge of their future defensive line this week with Hendrickson defensive end prospect Nelson Mbanasor decommitting from OSU, and likely flipping to Arkansas.With Mbanasor likely moving on from OSU, the coaching staff has been working behind the scenes on a contingency plan, with the expectation that Mbasnasor’s decommitment was a “when” not “if” type scenario.Oklahoma State still holds one pledge at defensive end for the 2017 class in Oologah standout Brock Martin, who appears solid with his pledge. But OSU would like to grab at least one more prospect to add to the mix for next season, and they’ve got two they’re steady after on the recruiting trail.David Anenih – 6-3, 220Anenih is a standout defensive end from Mansfield Timberview, who picked up an offer from the Pokes in mid June. The coaching staff has been recruiting him steadily since, and despite being uncommitted, Oklahoma State currently leads in his recruitment ahead of Houston, Kansas State, and Texas Tech. He’s expected to take his official visits following the football season, but Anenih is one to keep an eye on. He seems very high on OSU and with a spot opening with Mbanasor’s decision, it could be a more inviting place for him.Michael Clemons – 6-6, 240Clemons is the more polished prospect OSU is chasing, and he’s also a junior college recruit from Cisco College with a dozen scholarship offers. He’s a versatile edge rusher like OSU hasn’t had in recent years. Emmanuel Ogbah, one of the best to do it for OSU, was an elite pass rusher but he was a more ‘hand in the dirt’ get to the QB defensive end. Clemons can do a little of everything, lining up in the down position and as an outside linebacker. OSU is recruiting against Arkansas, K-State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mizzou and others for Clemons, who likely factors into an immediate impact prospect next season wherever he chooses.
Gaming eSports club jerseys included in FIFA 18 Ronan Murphy Last updated 2 years ago 01:40 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EA Sports Gaming Premier League eSports Kits from Team Vitality, Hashtag United and AS Roma’s eSports team are all available for players of FIFA Ultimate Team in this year’s game Have you ever dreamed of being in the FIFA video game series? Is the only thing holding you back a lack of footballing ability? Don’t give up just yet!For the first time ever, eSports teams will be represented in FIFA, with jerseys from some of the world’s biggest eSports clubs included in this year’s edition of the game. Kits from Team Vitality, Hashtag United, Team Liquid and AS Roma eSports have all been unveiled ahead of the worldwide release of FIFA 18 on September 29, with special edition jerseys available in FIFA Ultimate Team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing We have a crazy news to share guys, we’re in the game! Our jersey will be featured as a special #FIFA18 itemRT for a chance to win it pic.twitter.com/D6kDExdpgm— Team Vitality (@Team_Vitality) September 15, 2017You can now rep TL in #FIFA18!RT for your first chance to win pic.twitter.com/bULFS1fVXd— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) September 15, 2017We’re very happy to announce that this year’s #ASRoma eSports kits will be available on @EASPORTSFIFA Ultimate Team! #FIFA18 pic.twitter.com/cIX77eDDcT— AS Roma eSports (@RomaeSports) September 15, 2017While Roma eSports is affiliated to Serie A side Roma, Team Vitality is a French independent eSports organisation which has gained a large following online through its streaming channels and social media platforms.Team Liquid is an eSports club that compete across a range of video games, including Starcraft, Hearthstone and Street Fighter, as well as FIFA.Hashtag United have both a real world football team and an eSports side, and their kit is not just FIFA exclusive – if you really like the look of it, you can purchase the Umbro-manufactured kit online.Maybe one day if you become a good enough FIFA player, you might find your own team included! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Transfers Real Madrid midfielder Kroos has no regrets about ditching Bayern Munich Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 14:22 10/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Getafe v Real Madrid Bayern München v Freiburg Bayern München Primera División Bundesliga Real Madrid The 27-year-old Blancos midfielder has no regrets about departing the Bavarian outfit for the Spanish capital in 2014 Toni Kroos said he made the correct decision to leave German giants Bayern Munich for Real Madrid in 2014.Kroos ended his association with boyhood club Bayern three years ago and the Germany international has gone on to enjoy great success in Madrid.Real 6/4 to win La Liga with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The 27-year-old – gearing up for World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan – has helped Madrid to La Liga glory and back-to-back Champions League titles.”My change of team was correct, in fact, from my point of view there is no doubt about it,” Kroos said in an interview with the German Football Association (DFB). “Clearly, if you go abroad to a top club, it means one more step in your development.”Carlo Ancelotti wanted me in Madrid, and had bet on me.”On his one season with former Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola in Bavaria before moving to the Spanish capital, Kroos added: “I wouldn’t undervalue my year under Pep Guardiola because I think I made a big step forward in that year.”I look at my career in phases: Jupp [Heynckes] was the most important coach in the early stages of my career, both at Leverkusen [during a loan spell] and then in Munich as well.”Pep Guardiola saw me as a central player in his system, which my style of play fit into perfectly.”
Liverpool 3 Maribor 0: Second-half treble breaks stubborn Slovenian resistance Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 05:38 11/2/17 Getty Images Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are in control of Group E after a battling 3-0 home win against Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday. Liverpool took a step towards the Champions League knockout stages with a hard-fought 3-0 win at home to Maribor on Wednesday that sent them top of Group E with two games to play.The Reds had beaten Maribor 7-0 in the reverse game a fortnight ago but Jurgen Klopp’s men found the Slovenian champions much harder to open up at Anfield.Liverpool had taken just four minutes to break the deadlock in Slovenia but they were made to wait until the second half after a frustrating first 45 minutes that saw no clear-cut chances at either end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mohamed Salah’s delightful flick from a whipped right-wing Trent Alexander-Arnold cross eased the tension, although Jasmin Handanovic soon stopped James Milner from extending the lead by saving the midfielder’s penalty after Roberto Firmino was brought down.Milner somewhat made amends with a lovely assist for the second goal after 64 minutes, though, Emre Can bending in a fantastic first-time strike that gave Handanovic no chance.Sevilla’s victory over Spartak Moscow leaves Liverpool – who wrapped up the win through Daniel Sturridge – top with eight points ahead of their matchday five meeting against the LaLiga side, while bottom side Maribor can mathematically still qualify, but are four points adrift.Three #UCL points for the Reds! pic.twitter.com/7UMafR4dLb— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was handed a rare start in the absence of injured Philippe Coutinho and the England man had the first opening, seeing a shot blocked by Jean-Claude Billong.Jurgen Klopp used the chance to rest Jordan Henderson but the club captain had to come on after just 15 minutes when Georginio Wijnaldum succumbed to injury.Liverpool finally forced a save from Handanovic after 29 minutes, the goalkeeper at full stretch to tip over a deflected Firmino header that was looping into the top-left corner.Can and Salah wasted decent chances as Maribor held firm throughout the first half despite Liverpool’s dominance of the ball, their share of the possession topping 80 per cent.Maribor’s gritty resistance was broken a mere three minutes after the restart, however.13 – Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 13 goals for Liverpool this season (10 goals, 3 assists); more than any other player. Vital pic.twitter.com/e38Ny3u2fB— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 1, 2017Joel Matip fed Alexander-Arnold and the young full-back provided a fine whipped cross that Salah turned in with a neat improvised first-time finish for his fourth Champions League goal of the season.Firmino drew a penalty by being fouled by Aleksandar Rajcevic after beating the Maribor defender with a fine piece of skill, but Handanovic brilliantly denied the usually reliable Milner from 12 yards by diving low to his left to push the shot on to the post.Salah should have buried a header from a fine Alberto Moreno cross after 55 minutes as Liverpool threatened to run riot, before Billing headed a corner wide from a rare Maribor attack.But the second goal duly arrived thanks to Liverpool’s most incisive move, Can swapping passes with Milner and placing a terrific 20-yard shot into Handanovic’s bottom-left corner.pic.twitter.com/fay94Oe8cr— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Liverpool added to their lead in the last minute of normal time, substitute Sturridge lashing in a left-footed strike after Maribor failed to clear a Moreno centre, but a November 21 trip to Seville will remain decisive for Klopp’s side. KEY OPTA STATS- Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions, after managing none in the seven games before that.- Maribor are without a win in their last 15 Champions League games (D5 L10).- Liverpool have failed to score with five of their last seven penalties in all competitions, including each of their last three.- Emre Can netted his first-ever Champions League goal, in his 13th appearance in the competition.- Daniel Sturridge bagged his first Champions League goal in almost seven years, since scoring for Chelsea against MSK Zilina on November 23rd 2010. read more
Manchester United ‘The sooner Pogba comes back the better’ – Man Utd goal struggles down to absent star, says Robson Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 06:31 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba Premier League The France international midfielder has been missing since mid-September and the Red Devils have seen their early spark extinguished without him Manchester United’s struggle to produce their early-season spark is down to the ongoing absence of Paul Pogba, says Bryan Robson.Mou’s Reds 11/5 to draw with ChelseaThe Red Devils have been without the services of their £89 million midfielder since September 12. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player An unfortunate hamstring injury picked up in a Champions League meeting with Basel has kept Pogba out of 11 fixtures and counting.Jose Mourinho has conceded that he still has “no idea” when the 24-year-old will be back, which spells bad news for former captain Robson who considers United to be missing a key cog in a unit which burst out of the blocks in 2017-18.”The only thing which is a little bit of a shame for United so far, because I think United might have had even more points on the board, is if Pogba had been fit all the time,” he told Betsafe.”Because I thought the balance of Matic and Pogba, Herrera or Fellaini, whichever way the manager wanted to play them: Pogba was scoring goals, but he was creating goals because he had this really good understanding with Lukaku.”So I think we’ve missed that to a certain degree and that’s why we’re not scoring as many goals as when we started the season.”The sooner Pogba comes back the better for the club.”United will be without Pogba once again when they take on reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Jose Mourinho will be relying on others to get the job done against his former club and keep the Red Devils in the title hunt.Robson believes United are capable of claiming a positive result, but only if they are able to control the area of the field in which Pogba would have been deployed.He added: “If United can dominate the midfield area where we don’t let [Eden] Hazard get a lot of the ball and Pedro, then I think our centre halves can handle [Alvaro] Morata.”If we can dominate the midfield area then we’ve got a great chance of getting a result.“I’m going to go for a draw. Yeah, I think there could be a few goals, but I think it’ll be a tied game.”