Hotstar Rs 365 VIP subscription: What is it, what does it offer and everything you need to know

first_imgWith Internet penetration increasing daily, the popularity of online streaming platforms has been on a continuous rise. Over the last couple of years, we have seen several global streaming companies open shop in India. Additionally, a bunch of local players have also come in big with several streaming channels. Hotstar, which is one of the most popular streaming channels from the Star India group, has been the prime source for viewing Indian TV content online. They offered some shows and movies for free while some were restricted for “Premium” subscribers. However, Hotstar has now come up with a VIP subscription.The VIP subscription is the second subscription offering from Hotstar after its Premium subscription. The new subscription costs Rs 365 and offers access to some sports channels as well as Hindi entertainment channels. The VIP subscription makes it one of the cheapest annual subscriptions in the Internet streaming industry. Consumers who were willing to subscribe to Hotstar ahead of the IPL season can now go for the VIP subscription for an almost live broadcast experience on the Internet.If you want to get a paid subscription for Hotstar and are confused between the Premium subscription and VIP subscription, here’s all you need to know.What is Hotstar VIP plan?The VIP subscription is the latest paid subscription on Hotstar that offers an ad-free content consumption experience as well as lets users access to certain shows and movies that’s not available for free. The VIP subscription costs Rs 365 per annum.What does the VIP subscription offer?The Hotstar VIP subscription offers an ad-free experience similar to the Premium subscription. With the VIP subscription, consumers also get access to live broadcast of cricket, Premier League and Formula 1. The VIP subscription also offers the latest episodes of Indian TV shows at 6 am every day. Members will also be able to watch new Indian movie premieres as well as have access to Hotstar Special content.advertisementWhat the VIP subscription doesn’t offer?With the VIP subscription, Hotstar doesn’t offer access to uncut Hollywood movies and American TV shows from HBO, HOOQ, FOXLife, National Geographic and other English channels.Who should buy the Hotstar VIP subscription?If you want to watch live cricket matches on the move during the upcoming cricket season, then the VIP subscription is an ideal choice. If you like to binge on TV shows and don’t bother about Hollywood movies and American TV shows, the VIP subscription makes better sense.ALSO READ | All-in-one DTH plans: Best value plans you can choose for Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and d2hALSO READ | Jio DTH effect: Airtel Digital TV may rule DTH market with 61 per cent share if it merges with Dish TVALSO READ | New DTH TV rules from Feb 1: What is base pack, what is a la carte and everything you need to know in 10 pointslast_img read more

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Wonderful experience: England opener Rory Burns relishes Ashes hundred against Australia

first_imgRory Burns’ superb maiden Test century and 57 from Joe Root put England in a strong position — 17 runs behind with six wickets in hand — going into day three of the first Ashes Test against Australia, as their top order finally clicked.When Jason Roy teamed up with Burns against Ireland in the build up to the Ashes series, they were England’s eighth different opening partnership in the past three years and the 16th since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012.England’s top-order has struggled for several years and when the team was skittled for 85 by Ireland in the first innings of last week’s Test, it prompted captain Root to move up to number three.Root averaged 48 from 60 innings at number four — compared with 40 from 40 innings at three — and with Burns averaging less than 23 and Roy’s inexperience in the test environment, little was expected from England’s top three at Edgbaston.While Roy’s innings never got going before he was out for 10, Burns became the first England opener other than Alistair Cook to score a Test century in four years.”I have done that before in county cricket so do have experience to draw upon,” Burns said after his unbeaten knock of 125 helped England to finish day two on 267-4.”I literally bury my head in the sand to all comments in the media and get teammates and coaches around me who back me and try to back my own skills.”It was a wonderful experience and hopefully I am not done yet.advertisementA HARD-FOUGHT TONBurns looked nervous, surviving plenty of close calls, throughout his innings and also got stuck on 99 for nine dot balls.He faced 35 balls while in the 90s and needed a quick single, which had to be reviewed by the third umpire for a run out, to reach three figures.”To come here and look so organised and do his job so well shows great mental strength and that’s really key,” his former Surrey team mate Kumar Sangakkara said.”It was an excellent display of opening batting. I don’t think he will have had any doubts about his ability.”Root again missed out on three figures but his 42nd test half century provided ample support for Burns, who became the first batsman to make a century on his Ashes debut since Tim Robinson — this test’s fourth umpire — in 1985.Many had predicted that England’s middle order would make all the difference, with Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali all capable of scoring big on Saturday.After Burns stepped up on Friday, England will now be eager to build on the platform he has already provided.Also Read | Ashes 1st Test: Advantage England after Rory Burns hits maiden Test tonAlso See:last_img read more

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VIETNAM VETERANS TO BE HONORED THURSDAY AT SIOUXLAND FREEDOM PARK

first_imgON THURSDAY, VIETNAM VETERANS FROM AROUND SIOUXLAND WILL GATHER IN SIOUXLAND FREEDOM PARK IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY TO OBSERVE NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY.PARK PRESIDENT MIKE NEWHOUSE SAYS MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE THAT THE DAY EXISTS TO HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VIET.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….FOREVER BE VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY. ;21THIS WILL BE THE FIRST LOCAL OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VIET2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..VFW POSTS. :21THAT WILL INCLUDE REMARKS, A FIRING PARTY AND THE PLAYING OF TAPS.FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, A DINNER WILL BE SERVED IN THE FREEDOM PARK INTERPRETIVE CENTER:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VIET3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..FREE WILL OFFERING. :25NEWHOUSE SAYS INSTALLATION OF EXHIBITS AND FUNDRAISING TO COMPLETE THE INTERIOR OF THE CENTER WILL CONTINUE THIS YEAR.last_img read more

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BODY OF MISSING WOMAN RECOVERED FROM MISSOURI RIVER

first_imgThe body of a missing Sioux Falls area woman has been recovered from the Missouri River.Lieutenant Clint Clites of the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 66-year-old Diane Bartling was discovered Sunday afternoon:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BARTLING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………South Dakota shore. ;17Lt. Clites says a positive identification of Bartling has been made.He says no foul play is suspected in the case:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BARTLING2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….the first time. :11Bartling’s car had been found parked near the Meridian Bridge in Yankton on April 2nd.The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department, Nebraska Game & Parks and Yankton Police assisted in the search.Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAXlast_img read more

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ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT QUICKLY CAUGHT BY POLICE

first_imgIT TOOK SIOUX CITY POLICE JUST 20 MINUTES TO FIND AND ARREST AN ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE 500 BLOCK OF COURT STREET AROUND 3:30PM WHERE THEY FOUND A VICTIM WHO HAD BEEN PISTOL WHIPPED AND ROBBED OF CASH AND JEWELRY.A SHORT TIME LATER THE SUSPECT, 19-YEAR-OLD TRE’KEL BARKER OF SIOUX CITY WAS LOCATED AT 1203 5TH STREET.BARKER WAS ARMED WITH A 9MM HANDGUN AND HAD THE VICTIM’S PROPERTY IN HIS POSSESSION.HE WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT.BARKER WAS BOOKED INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF 1ST DEGREE ROBBERY AND CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON.last_img read more

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Brandon Weeden Suffers Concussion in Preseason Game

first_imgBrandon Weeden was concussed on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, according to Jerry Jones. Weeden got walloped by Quinton Dial and Eli Harold on this play.He seemed to be fine in talking to him afterwards,” head coach Jason Garrett said, “but we’ll see what the (team’s) medical people have to say.”It didn’t look awful, but Weeden isn’t expected to return to practice before Dallas breaks camp on Friday. He didn’t play very much this preseason to begin with. He’s only thrown 10 passes total as the 3rd and 4th string QBs have gotten the lion’s share of the work.This is (at least) Weeden’s third concussion as a pro (No. 1 and No. 2).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!last_img read more

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WATCH: James Washintgon Hype Video a Reminder That Football Season Is Coming

first_imgI’ve lost track of all the hype videos (and it’s not even July yet), but this is a great one of No. 28. I guess if I have to rank my top Washington plays from 2015, I’d go like this.1. Kansas catch2. Tech reverse3. Baylor bomb (“The President”)[Via CRFF]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!last_img read more

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ESPN Names Mason Rudolph Top 75 CFB Player, Top 10 In Big 12

first_imgESPN has begun rolling out its top players for the 2016 college football season, and Mason Rudolph has been getting some love. The Mothership had Rudolph ranked No. 74 nationally and No. 7 in the Big 12.Nationally, 32 writers were asked to rank their top 100 on a scale of 1-10. Rudolph scored a 7.19, good for 74th place. He was just ahead of O.J. Howard for Alabama and just behind KD Cannon for Baylor. Here’s what they said.He took over the Cowboys’ offense late in 2014 and blossomed last season as a sophomore. Rudolph directed OSU to 10 consecutive wins as a sophomore — including a Week 10 upset of fellow unbeaten TCU in which he threw five touchdowns without an interception. His 9.1 yards per completion is an OSU career record.The folks covering the Big 12 for ESPN had a different perception. They ranked Rudolph No. 7, three spots ahead of Cannon but just behind Seth Russell.All he’s done since taking over as Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback is win. Rudolph is 12-3 as a starter and has thrown for 4,623 yards since his November 2014 debut, fifth most among all active FBS quarterbacks. He’s everything you’d want in a prototypical future NFL quarterback and one of the game’s best deep-ball passers. Rudolph’s 40 completions of 20-plus air yards last season were second only to Jared Goff among Power 5 quarterbacks. The Cowboys are loaded with talented skill players, and Rudolph makes them better.The Jared Goff comp. Hooo boy. The accolades keep racking up for No. 2 as the season edges ever closer.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!last_img read more

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Liga MX J7: Cruz Azul is real and more

first_imgLiga MX Cruz Azul no flash in pan: Five thoughts from Liga MX Jornada 7 Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 07:22 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Adrian Aldrete Edgar Cruz Azul Alfredo Estrella Liga MX Tijuana v Pachuca Cruz Azul v Monterrey Tigres UANL v Lobos BUAP León v Santos Laguna Morelia v América Necaxa v Atlas Guadalajara v Querétaro Toluca v Puebla Veracruz v Pumas Lobos BUAP León Guadalajara Cruz Azul Puebla Pachuca Veracruz Tijuana Morelia Necaxa Monterrey Querétaro Tigres UANL Santos Laguna América Atlas Toluca Pumas The Mexico City side stayed undefeated despite facing a strong opponent, while a new addition is proving his worth in Tijuana. Goal reviews Round 7… For the next 11 days, Liga MX teams will be training without having to worry about a match that weekend. Players carrying knocks will be able to get fit. Those representing their countries will be taking part in World Cup qualification matches. But coaches treasure the time with those who stay. After the players get a rest from the busy week that just saw some teams play three matches in seven days, they’ll return to the training ground with time to try out new ideas, to work together in new ways and to clean up things that otherwise would be glossed over. Oh, except for the Copa MX matches coming this week.Before that time begins, let’s look back at what will stick in the mind during this international break with Five Thoughts from the Liga MX weekend:Cruz Azul not a flash in the panPaco Jemez Cruz AzulCruz Azul managed to stay undefeated while also sinking in the table and nearly falling out of the playoff positions. Still, Paco Jemez will hardly be concerned. The Maquina manager watched as his team held one of the league’s best attacks, and a team that has thus far been in a league of its own, to just one goal. A missed penalty from Dorlan Pabon could’ve changed things and given Monterrey, which also remains undefeated, the victory. But the teams split the points and Cruz Azul stayed hot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘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 Unlike Saturday’s guests, Cruz Azul hasn’t been playing stunning football. Goalkeeper Jesus Corona was superb in keeping Monterrey from taking the three points from the Estadio Azul. Does it matter that Cruz Azul has been less-than-perfect in accumulating two wins and four draws so far? Not really. This is a team that historically is among Mexico’s best but has been far from that the past four to five years.The strength has come from the middle of the park where Gabriel Penalba and Rafa Baca’s partnership has been strong in keeping other teams from creating clear-cut chances while the attack also has been boosted by Edgar Mendez and Felipe Mora. Jemez is hoping he’ll have a selection issue with so many players in good form, something that would’ve been laughable to suggest during the Clausura.”I think you have to respect what the players are doing right now. The team is progressing well. For me, the results are really good,” Jemez said after the game. “Now they have to wait for their chance. We’ve got the Copa MX where the players who have played fewer minutes can play and it’s a great issue for me.”They’re clearly not the best team in the league, but the hot start also isn’t a fluke. This is clearly a much-improved team under a coach who is understanding the league much better than he did upon arrival.Bou best signing of summer?Gustavo Bou TijuanaThere were bigger acquisitions this offseason than Gustavo Bou, but the former Racing forward again came up big for Tijuana in a 2-1 victory over Pachuca. The importance of the three points to Xolos heading into the international break can’t be overstated. Eduardo Coudet’s team now has won three in a row after going without a victory in the first four games of the Coudet era.The manager bringing in his fellow Argentine to score goals looks like a stroke of genius. Bou isn’t scoring wonder-goals, but he made the most of a little space in the box to score Tijuana’s opener, his fourth goal since joining the league and fourth consecutive match with a goal.Enner Valencia went to a Tigres team already loaded with talent, but after losing Aviles Hurtado and Guido Rodriguez within the league, the border club needed someone who could help an attack that had relied heavily on Hurtado. After a slow start, it looks like Bou is a perfect fit in Coudet’s system, and Tijuana once again looks like a team that could contend for a trophy.Atlas needs boost – or saviorRavel Morrison LazioAfter another defeat during a weekend when Veracruz was able to pull out a victory, Atlas continued at the bottom of the table and would be relegated if the campaign was brought to an abrupt end today. Luckily for the Zorros, there are still eight months to pull everything together, but the way Atlas is playing now can’t give fans a huge amount of hope. Rafa Marquez’s off-field issues after his designation as an alleged cartel front man by the U.S. Department of Treasury has hit the team hard, but so too have injuries to midfielder Clifford Aboagye and forward Milton Caraglio. The latter returned in the 2-1 reverse at Necaxa, but came out having failed to make much of an impact. Something or someone needs to give Atlas a boost.Is that someone Ravel Morrison, the former England starlet last seen with Lazio who is reportedly set to join the side? Who knows? At least the club seems to realize the current iteration isn’t going to be good enough. Never mind the Liguilla. At this point, Atlas is fighting for survival.Lobos have biteAndre-Pierre Gignac Tigres Pedro Aquino Lobos BUAPTigres were able to get past Lobos BUAP with a 3-2 home win Saturday, but the newly promoted team did display the characteristics that will keep them from being a team opponents circle as an easy three points.The visitors allowed Tigres little in the box considering the attacking potency the Monterrey outlet possesses and also were able to generate attack with Tigres loanee Julian Quinones scoring in stoppage time despite Lobos falling to 10 men. Tigres were better, and the just winner, but Lobos won’t go down easily this season, even as the team struggles with financial issues that come with not being able to sign a TV coverage deal.”It’s impossible to be satisfied after losing, however today I recognize my players’ commitment,” Lobos coach Rafael Puente said after the match. “They played with heart on the field and came to play a brave and bold game against a powerful opponent.”That same attitude should reward Lobos against lesser opposition, and they could imitate Necaxa in making the Ligulla in the first season since coming up to the top division if they can find some defensive consistency.Dearth of Mexican coaches again on displayFrancisco Paco Palencia Nicolas Castillo PumasAfter Paco Palencia was fired at Pumas last week and Javier Torrente was let go from Leon after La Fiera there has once again been lots of talk about potential replacements. Palencia, who was one of the league’s few coaches to be both young and Mexican in a league where most coaches are old and foreign, and Torrente, who is Argentine, likely will be replaced by South Americans keeping the number of Mexican coaches in the league below half.As two coaches in the first division under 40, Jaime Lozano at Queretaro and Rafael Puente at Lobos BUAP do give a bit of hope that Mexican directors will be convinced to take a few more risks like the ones Bundesliga managers are taking. At the same time, the level of tactical education in Mexico lags far behind that of Germany. TV continues to skim off the top candidates to manage as well, enticing recently retired players to the booth rather than the touchline with promises of a high salary and a job that requires far less stress.But the FMF should be concerned that there are no obvious options for teams like Pumas and Leon if they want to look within or give the chance to a potential rising star. Coaching education programs need to be fast-tracked if there are going to be more coaches who can lead not only Liga MX teams but perhaps even break through and coach on the international level or in a non-Mexican domestic league.Goal of the WeekSeriously, is Adrian Aldrete kidding with this? The Cruz Azul left back couldn’t hit it any better.last_img read more

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WATCH: Tomi Juric nets brace in Switzerland

first_imgTomi Jurić WATCH: Tomi Juric nets brace in FC Luzern loss to FC Lausanne Goal Last updated 2 years ago 09:25 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tomi Juric Australia Thailand Australia Luzern v Lausanne Sport Luzern Lausanne Sport Super League Videos The Australian striker hit the back of the net twice but couldn’t prevent his Swiss team from going down to defeat Socceroo centre-forward Tomi Juric scored twice for FC Luzern in their defeat to Lausanne in the Swiss Super League on Sunday (AEST).The Aussie striker scored a goal in either half but it wasn’t enough to earn his side the win, going down 3-2 despite leading early in the match.Juric opened the scoring after just 11 minutes when he converted a penalty but two goals either side of the break had the visitors in front. 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 The former Wanderers star then drew Luzern level on the hour with a clinical finish after a great ball from Christian Schneuwly.But just a minute later, Juric’s equaliser was cancelled out as Lausanne sealed an impressive win on the road.The defeat keeps Luzern in sixth spot after nine matches.last_img read more

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Kane motivated by Ronaldo & Messi

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Kane: I use Ronaldo and Messi as motivation Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 07:47 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane - cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi APOEL v Tottenham Hotspur APOEL UEFA Champions League The two La Liga superstars inspire England’s centre-forward, who is desperate to be one of the best players in the world Tottenham star Harry Kane revealed he used Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as motivation to be among the world’s best.Kane, 24, has made another bright start to the campaign with six goals in seven games in all competitions.Kane 7/4 to score first vs. Apoel 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 England international has reached the 30-goal mark in two of the past three seasons and netted 28 in the other, leading to discussions over where he stood among the world’s best forwards.Kane said being compared to Real Madrid star Ronaldo and Barcelona maestro Messi gave him plenty of motivation.”I use it,” he told reporters.”With social media these days it’s difficult to stay away from it.”I want to be one of the best players in the world, so when people put it up and I see I am close to those players, it is a great incentive to get closer and go to the next step.”Getting ready for @ChampionsLeague tomorrow! #ucl #COYS pic.twitter.com/yaS4eQNCLr— Harry Kane (@HKane) September 25, 2017Kane was labelled a one-season wonder after his 21-goal Premier League campaign in 2014-15.But he has proven those critics wrong and the forward, whose team visit APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday, said he was only getting better.”It’s kind of down to growing up, getting older and more mature, filling out in my body,” Kane said.”I feel stronger holding off defenders maybe better than I was before. I eat well, I recover well. That is what it is all about.”Your football career is a short career so you have to make the most of every week and every day. That is what I try and do and when I am old enough to retire and go and play golf that is what I will do.”At the moment it is just about using every day, especially with the amount of games we play, to recover, eat healthy and go from there.”last_img read more

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Mou soaked & Arteta left bleeding after tunnel brawl

first_imgPremier League Mourinho soaked & Arteta cut as players clash in Old Trafford tunnel after Manchester derby Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 07:11 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(67) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images Premier League José Mourinho Manchester United Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Manchester City The Portuguese sparked a row by telling Pep Guardiola’s players to keep their celebrations down, with Blues goalkeeper Ederson taking exception Manchester United and Manchester City players and staff were involved in a heated altercation in the Old Trafford tunnel which left Jose Mourinho covered in water and Mikel Arteta nursing a cut eyebrow, Goal understands.City’s players were celebrating their 2-1 victory at the home of their rivals when Mourinho, on his way to a post-match press conference, entered the visiting dressing room.It is believed that the City players were playing music, cheering and singing after goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi put them 11 points clear at the top of the table. 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 Sources indicate Mourinho took exception, believing the celebrations to be a lack of respect, and told Pep Guardiola’s men to calm down with a comment in Portuguese that sparked an ugly reaction.Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson is said to have confronted Mourinho, which led to a number of players and members of staff from both teams spilling out of their respective dressing rooms and into the tunnel, where they pushed and shoved each other.United first-team coach Silvino Louro is believed to have been in the thick of the action, along with a handful of players from both sides, coaches and masseurs. Goal has learned that City coach Arteta received a cut eyebrow in the ruckus, while United striker Romelu Lukaku is believed to have been heavily involved.Witnesses claim a number of bottles were thrown, with Mourinho left covered in water after the melee. Footage of the incident would have been captured by the Amazon Prime camera crew who have been filming a behind-the-scenes documentary of City’s season at each game this season.However, United denied the film-makers access to the dressing room and tunnel area in the build-up to the game, despite conversations between Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, and Ferran Soriano, City’s CEO, in a bid to resolve the row.The Amazon team have already recorded footage of City’s raucous celebrations following their victory at Stamford Bridge in September.Blues players were also said to have been singing and dancing following their 1-0 victory in London.That did not lead to any ugly scenes, but there was a tunnel row at Stamford Bridge following City’s 2-1 defeat in April.Guardiola, who is not thought to have been involved on Sunday, was one of the chief protagonists on that occasion, confronting a number of Chelsea players after coaches from both sides had initially sparked a bust-up. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Martin O’Neill’s midfield miscalculation calls Ireland future into question

first_imgReuse this content Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dream shattered by Eriksen and Denmark Share on Twitter Pinterest Republic of Ireland Share on Facebook Aiden McGeady won his 93rd cap against Denmark on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Share on LinkedIn comment This was his 93rd cap. Only six players in history have won more for the Republic of Ireland. No one has disappointed anywhere near as often.When O’Neill spoke last month about the likelihood of extending his contract, he said the prospect of integrating an exciting crop of young players was one of the factors that appealed most to him. In the first leg, in Copenhagen, he suggested he really meant that when he gave the ultimate show of faith to Callum O’Dowda, starting the 22-year-old, who had impressed on his first competitive start against Moldova last month. But when push came to shove on Tuesday, the manager did not turn to O’Dowda but to McGeady, the tried and unduly trusted.Several players, in fairness, grew into fine international players under O’Neill during the Euro 2016 campaign, most obviously Darren Randolph, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Shane Long. Only Randolph maintained that standard during the attempt to reach the World Cup. Brady, Hendrick and Long have regressed.So it seemed ominous when several of the players who have improved during the latest campaign made ruinous mistakes, including Duffy and Stephen Ward. It made one wonder further about the sustainability of O’Neill’s method. That method appears to owe much to his charisma, which is enhanced by his achievements as a player and as a manager. Tuesday night left a smudge on that record. His credibility is diminished, at least temporarily. Time for some fresh ideas, if not from O’Neill then from someone else.Actually, it is time for a hardening of ideas. So long as the team act as a mask to conceal the lack of a proper talent development plan in the country from the Football Association of Ireland or a well-supported domestic league, then any Ireland manager is going to be confronted with a batch of players unlikely to gatecrash major tournaments regularly. The team are a public relations vehicle with a slapdash paint job and a dicky engine. That is where the real muddle lies.O’Neill is in the line of fire now because he made too many compromises. He was not pragmatic enough. He should, for instance, have taken a leaf out of Jack Charlton’s book and made sure the grass was left to grow long at the Aviva Stadium before the visit of Denmark, who struggled in the first leg with the unevenness of their own pitch in Copenhagen. Do not give Ireland the team they want. Give them the team they deserve. O’Neill helped to deliver the coup de grace himself with a couple of half‑time substitutions that undermined the approach he had hitherto sworn by. It would be interesting to know whether any of the Ireland players were tempted to mount a Daniele De Rossi-style protest when the manager announced Ireland would try to find a way back into the game by vacating central midfield. Gifting space to Christian Eriksen was akin to leaving your car door open and the keys in the ignition when you hear a robber is on the prowl. Risks had to be taken but this one seemed woefully miscalculated – especially as the player introduced in the hope of giving Ireland supremacy out wide was Aiden McGeady. Topics Share on Pinterest Martin O’Neill said he would take a couple of weeks to mull over the implications of the Republic of Ireland’s play-off defeat before deciding whether to follow through on the informal agreement he reached a month ago to remain in charge for another two years.He would be entitled to reach the conclusion that one ghastly loss does not negate the positives that preceded it; results have generally been better than expected during his four years in charge. The question is would that continue to be the case? The answer is probably not but he has somehow defied probability for much of his career. Not on Tuesday night, though.When you believe that it does not matter how you win so long as you win, then you had better not lose. Because when you do, the manner of that defeat matters all the more. And the manner of the defeat to Denmark – 5-1 on the night and on aggregate – could hardly have been worse for O’Neill.The flaws that had been evident even in many of the draws and victories were again plain to see – such as the rashness and the slovenly passing by players who, though limited, are not naturally incompetent – but there was also a sorry dwindling of the qualities that had previously enabled Ireland somehow to offset the flaws. If plan A was to keep things tight and fight, plan B seemed to be for that to go out the window.Panicky and disjointed, this was a mindless disintegration. So much so that even several of the players vaunted for their sense of solidarity could be seen berating each other as the Danes danced merrily between them. Ireland bottled it in Dublin. So total was the breakdown this seemed more than the end of a campaign, it looked like the conclusion to an era, too, and not just for a clutch of players in their mid-30s. 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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: police reopen investigation into 2009 claim

first_imgLas Vegas police have confirmed they have reopened an investigation stemming from a 2009 complaint involving a woman who claims she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo.Kathryn Mayorga says the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star forced her to have sex with him at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. The 34-year-old says she later reached an out-of-court settlement with the footballer, in which she agreed to keep her allegations private. Her lawyers say that Ronaldo did not fulfill one of the terms of the settlement, and the agreement was therefore void. In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Mayorga said she had gone public with her allegations in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Cristiano Ronaldo US sports On Tuesday, Las Vegas Police Department confirmed it had reopened an investigation into a claim of rape by Mayorga but said that she had not named a suspect at the time.“The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call of a sexual assault on 13 June 2009,” the department wrote in an email to the Guardian. “At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description. A medical exam was conducted.“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.”Mayorga said she had initially agreed to kiss Ronaldo so that he would leave her alone but he eventually forced her into sex. “After he assaulted me, he wouldn’t let me leave again. He wouldn’t let me leave,” Mayorga told Der Spiegel.Ronaldo has denied Mayorga’s allegations. The footballer’s lawyer, Christian Schertz, said the Spiegel report “is manifestly illegal and violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an extremely serious way” and is “one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years”. Topics Share on Messenger Share via Email Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine Share on WhatsApp Read morecenter_img Share on Facebook news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Twitter Las Vegas Juventuslast_img read more

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Union acquire Accam for $1.2M in allocation money

first_imgTransfers Philadelphia Union acquire David Accam for $1.2M in allocation money Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:31 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Accam MLS Chicago Fire 06042017 Kim Klement Transfers Philadelphia Union Chicago Fire MLS The Ghanaian midfielder is joining the Union as a designated player in one of the most expensive deals ever between MLS clubs The Chicago Fire have dealt midfielder David Accam to the Philadelphia Union in a blockbuster trade, the MLS clubs announced Friday.The Fire will receive $1.2 million in allocation money — $300,000 in general and $900,000 in targeted allocation money — making it one of the most expensive deals between MLS clubs. Half of the fee will be sent now with the other half set to be sent after the 2018 MLS season.Accam joins the Union following three seasons with the Fire, scoring 33 goals and adding 15 assists over that span. The 27-year-old Ghanaian finished last season with 14 goals and eight assists. 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 TRADE ALERT: @PhilaUnion has acquired forward @iamdavidaccam from @ChicagoFire. Welcome to the Union, David! #DOOP pic.twitter.com/iOt7ohoj20— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 19, 2018“Today’s acquisition of David Accam marks an exciting moment for our club, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Philadelphia Union,” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said. “David possesses electrifying speed and skill to go along with a nose for goal comparable to the very best in MLS.”We believe him to be a perfect fit as we continue to build our attacking corps. He provides an instant boost on the wing and we look forward to integrating him with our team as soon as possible.”Accam joined MLS in 2015 as a designated player, after spending the previous three season at Swedish club Helsingborgs IF.last_img read more

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Giroud: Aubameyang forced Arsenal exit

first_imgOlivier Giroud Giroud explains Chelsea choice and how Aubameyang forced Arsenal exit Chris Burton 00:39 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Olivier Giroud Chelsea Getty Olivier Giroud Chelsea Arsenal Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Premier League The France international left the Gunners on transfer deadline day, with the decision taken to cross London rather than head for Borussia Dortmund Olivier Giroud has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival forced him out of Arsenal, while he initially favoured a move to Borussia Dortmund over Chelsea.Having struggled for starts with the Gunners over the first half of the 2017-18 campaign, the exit doors at Emirates Stadium opened for the Frenchman during the winter transfer window.AdChoices广告Alexandre Lacazette had already nudged him down the pecking order in the eyes of Arsene Wenger, and Aubameyang was then acquired in a club-record £55 million deal. 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 Giroud concedes he was no longer prepared to fill back-up duties, with Wenger acknowledging that a top talent needed regular game time in order to fulfill a World Cup dream this summer.He told France Football: “The coach immediately said to me: ‘Don’t worry, I will do my best so that you are happy’.“On one side, it was normal. I had never asked to leave. On the other, I knew that he would not cause problems given the relationship we had always had.“He [Wenger] even said to me that it would p*** him off if I did not go to Russia.”Giroud added on his time in north London: “It was frustrating at Arsenal, obviously. For a year and a half, it went from bad to worse.“I could no longer continue like that. I could not bring myself to spend another year at Arsenal and remain a reserve, even a second reserve.“The future looked gloomy with the arrival of a new striker. I wanted to become happier again by playing, so I left – it is as simple as that.”Olivier Giroud Arsenal frustrationGiroud was initially lined up by Dortmund as a possible replacement for Aubameyang, but a delay in that move getting done, coupled with the birth of his third child, led to him staying in England while Michy Batshuayi headed out of Stamford Bridge to Germany.“The easiest solution was to go to Dortmund,” added the 31-year-old frontman.“Arsenal were happy, Dortmund as well. It was the offer most interesting financially speaking. I have a very good contract at Chelsea but Dortmund really wanted me.“It happened after a game of poker, like in all transfers. It dragged on, I started to get stressed because my third child was born at that exact moment. That was also why I did not want to go to Dortmund.“Spending four months without seeing him, I do not know how I could have done it. It was why I needed to take the bull by the horns.”last_img read more

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X-BLADES GENIUS LANDS TODAY

first_imgThe official boot of TFA, the much anticipated X-Blades ‘Genius’, has now arrived. This new product, unique and innovative in design to perfectly suit the sport of touch football, can be ordered now.The addition of the ‘Genius’ to the current range of X-Blades boots, all fully endorsed by TFA, will ensure there’s a touch football boot to suit all surface conditions and player demands.A selection of sizes will be available in all States soon. Affiliated competitions will also have access to special deals to sell boots direct to their own park-level players.Stay tuned for more information, or if you’re just too excited to wait any longer, complete the following form to get your pair of shoes.X-Blades Genius Order Formlast_img read more

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TFA Queensland Office Closure

first_imgTouch Football Australia wish to advise all members that the TFA National Operations situated in the Queensland office will cease operations at COB Friday 11 April. Staff will subsequently be relocating to Canberra & all other QLD based activity is to be directed to the QTA.All future National queries should be directed to the National office in Canberra:1/18 Napier Close Deakin, ACT 2600Ph:       02 6212 2800Fax:      02 6212 2822All Queensland/QTA queries should be directed to acting State Manager Di Worters on 0439 210 172last_img read more

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10 months agoReps play down Roma rumours for Wolves midfielder Dendoncker

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Reps play down Roma rumours for Wolves midfielder Dendonckerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma are eyeing Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker.The Belgium international has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Anderlecht.A spokesman for Dendoncker’s management team told Tele Radio Stereo, “I have read these articles and they are market rumours.”There are so many names mentioned at the time. “When I spoke with (Roma sports director) Monchi? We are evaluating different options for Leander, but we have not talked about it with Monchi in person: First of all, we have to talk to Wolves and make a good decision with the club.”You should ask the Roma director, I think they have big midfielders in the squad right now, similar players.” last_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle eye move for Nice rebel Balotelli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Newcastle eye move for Nice rebel Balotelliby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are taking a massive gamble in the winter transfer window.The Magpies are known for having limited funds to strengthen Rafa Benitez’s team.And it appears they are closing in on signing Mario Balotelli from Nice.The Daily Mirror reports that Nice are willing to terminate Balotelli’s deal.He has not been at the Nice training ground as there is uncertainty over his future.A move to Marseille is possible, but a Premier League return would appeal to Balotelli.He was last in the league with Liverpool. Balotelli has 0 goals and 1 assist in 9 Ligue 1 starts this term. last_img read more

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