Transfers Shakhtar want more than €50m for Man Utd target Fred Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 19:45 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Shakhtar Donetsk Premier League Premier League The Ukrainian side’s president says he’s expecting to receive more for the midfielder than Jiangsu Suning paid him for Alex Teixeira Manchester United have been warned they will be expected to exceed Manchester City’s previous offer of €50 million if they are to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.The midfielder was the subject of an approach from Premier League champions City in the winter but the Ukrainian outfit rejected the bid.And while United are now the club leading the charge for the Brazil international, Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov insists that he is expecting offers this summer to be no lower than the one which City submitted in January. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “You know that we had negotiations with Manchester City this winter, and there was an official offer – a very big figure,” Akhmetov told Futbol 1. “They offered us around €50m for Fred. And we had enough strength to reject it, because we were playing in the Champions League, we were finishing the Ukrainian League campaign.“We won the championship and the cup – in principle, our decision was correct. And I am convinced that we will receive and are receiving no less interesting proposals than that from Manchester City.”There have been reports that Shakhtar could hold on until Fred’s alleged release clause of €60m is met, but Akhmetov admits that the club cannot insist on a particular fee if the market does not allow it.“We’ll get exactly the amount he costs,” he added. “We can’t get a dollar if the player costs 50 cents. We don’t want to sell him for 50 cents if the football player costs a dollar.“This will be a market price, the fair price, and it will be beneficial both for the club inviting Fred and for us. That is, I can somewhat feel that Fred will be more expensive than Fernandinho and [Alex] Teixeira.”Fernandinho left Shakhtar for Manchester City in 2013 for €40m while Alex Teixeira joined Jiangsu Suning three years later for €50m, and a deal worth more than that for Fred would break the Donetsk outfit’s record for transfer fee received.United appear to be the runaway favourites to land the central midfielder’s signature at this point, with the Red Devils hoping to try to push a deal through before the start of the World Cup on June 14.Manager Jose Mourinho has spoken previously of his desire to build his squad for next season during the early weeks of the summer transfer market, while the Premier League deadline for incoming deals has also been brought forward this year to August 9.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini says management was pleased with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Maurizio Sarri played the teen despite the transfer pressure of Bayern Munich.Cudicini said, “He did very well, it was a very good performance, as we say in Monaco a 360 performance. “Two assists and he worked very hard defensively. Even when we had a few problems in midfield with Ampadu, he was running for two. “His commitment was great and you want him to have performances like that so he can put some doubts in Maurizio’s mind and be in contention for a place.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ref chiefs tell Chelsea: Kane penalty was legitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRef chiefs insist Harry Kane’s penalty was legit for Tottenham’s Carabao Cup semifinal victory over Chelsea.Directors from PGMOL – Professional Game Match Officials Limited – have fully backed referee Michael Oliver and VAR official Graham Kavanagh over the Harry Kane penalty decision in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley.The Mirror reports they insist the picture Chelsea offered post-match as proof the Tottenham striker was offside in the lead-up to the penalty incident that produced the only goal of the night was misleading as the ball is blurred in it, and therefore had already been played.PGMOL uses VAR officials at the Premier League’s in-house broadcasting facility at Stockley Park alongside Hawkeye technology which also showed Kane was onside.Prem bosses could use the Hawkeye pictures in stadiums next season to avoid another Kane confusion episode.
Emile Heskey: Eck blocked Leicester returnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmile Heskey has revealed he was blocked from joining Leicester City a second time.Heskey has revealed that Alex McLeish denied him the chance to leave Aston Villa for Leicester City.He told LeicesterLive: “McLeish said I couldn’t go. “He said I couldn’t leave, that they needed me, and then barely played me again.“I wanted to know where I stood and if I wasn’t in anyone’s plans, I would have been going home to Leicester. But to tell me they needed me but then not to play me again, more or less, I didn’t see the logic behind it.“It would have been good to come back, it would have been nice.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say McAllister backs Klopp over Gerrard Liverpool planby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has backed Jurgen Klopp’s call for Steven Gerrard to replace the German one day.Klopp was asked recently who he thought should replace him if he ever left Liverpool – and his response was Gerrard.McAllister, who played alongside Gerrard at Liverpool, has backed Klopp’s advice for the Reds boardroom.”That’s surprising in some ways. But then in other ways, when you look at it, it probably makes a wee bit of sense,” he said.”But when that’s going to happen [I don’t know]. Jurgen looks as if he’s going to be there quite a while.“But I can assure you that Steven is absolutely fully focused here and trying to win something here.”
WATCH: Barcelona B whiz Alex Collado hits stunning individual goalby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Collado is pushing for a fresh first team chance at Barcelona.The 20 year-old winger is starring for Barca B and scored a wonder goal on the weekend against Atlético Levante.Collado made his senior debut last season against Celta Vigo and is rated highly by Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.In July of last year he signed a contract until 2021 with a buyout clause of €50m while he is a B player – which will rise to €100m when he is promoted to the first team. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Boston College’s women’s basketball team fell 86-68 to No. 9 Florida State yesterday, but the action on the court paled in comparison to the dance moves exhibited by a young BC fan in the stands. Check out the determination on his face:This kid deserves a lot of props. His boys are cracking up at first but he shows no insecurity or shyness. He’s just trying to break it down, and he even gets the kid in the orange shirt to join in at the end.There’s only one thing left for this young man to do. He must battle dancing UVA girl for ACC supremacy. Someone has to make this happen.
Barcelona have been backed in their rumoured pursuit of Neymar and Antoine Griezmann by former boss Pep Guardiola.Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been tipped to return to Camp Nou ahead of next season, just two years after departing in a world-record deal.Griezmann revealed last month he is keen on a move away from Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, with Barcelona previously close to signing him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Guardiola, who spent four years as Barcelona head coach before joining Bayern Munich and then his current side Manchester City, thinks both players would suit the La Liga champions.”It all depends on the idea you have in mind with the sporting director and the coach,” Guardiola told reporters at a presentation in Barcelona.”The good [players] are always welcome in any team. Those two are very good.”Guardiola coached Neymar during his time at Barcelona, but he refused to get too caught up in the speculation.”I’m not going to say anything, it does not belong to me,” he said. “This belongs to Barcelona. I’ve lived in this club for a long time and I do not want any opinion to be misinterpreted.”Guardiola won the Champions League twice and La Liga three times during his time in charge of the Catalan giants, but the 48-year-old has no intention of returning in a boardroom position.”I will return to Barcelona sooner or later. But as president, forget about it,” he said. “To be president, you have to know [what you’re doing] and be prepared; to have knowledge that I don’t have.”I’m trying to be a good coach; that hasn’t gone too badly in this decade. I will return to Barcelona to live, sooner or later.”While rivals Real Madrid have set about dramatically restructuring their team, Barcelona’s transfer window has been a little more frustrating so far.It had seemed inevitable that Griezmann would me backing the move to Camp Nou, but his transfer appears to have stalled in recent weeks with other clubs linked with the as yet stranded wantaway Atletico man.But, with his transfer release clause dropping on July 1 – from €200 million (£179m/$227m) to €120 million (£107m/$136m) – the move could accelerate at the turn of the month.
Alabama was already going to be a heavy favorite against LSU next week. Now, it seems the Tigers are going to be without one of their stars for half the contest.LSU junior linebacker Devin White was hit with a targeting penalty in the second half of his team’s game against Mississippi State, meaning he’ll have to sit out the first half of his team’s next game.Unfortunately, it looks like a bad call too. White hits MSU quarterback Nick Fitzgerald with his arms and shoulder far more than his helmet.Here’s the footage – you can judge for yourself:#LSU LB Devin White will miss the 1st half of the #Alabama game for this targeting penalty: ? pic.twitter.com/TDqZQlmFsU— ESPN NOLA 100.3 FM (@ESPNRadioNOLA) October 21, 2018College football fans aren’t thrilled, to say the least. Most believe it will give Alabama an advantage when the two schools meet.That’s the worst targeting call that I’ve ever seen. Now Devin White has to miss the first half of the Alabama game. https://t.co/tgfKZ2Efsw— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 21, 2018That should not be targeting on Devin White.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 21, 2018LSU, however, is going to emerge with a win on Saturday. The Tigers have given Fitzgerald fits all day – he’s 5-of-18 for 28 yards with three interceptions.
HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 8: Ed Oliver #10 of the Houston Cougars warms up before playing against the Arizona Wildcats at TDECU Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)A college football star unloaded on his head coach as the team headed into the locker room at halftime in one of the more bizarre incidents we’ve seen this year.Star defensive lineman Ed Oliver has missed the team’s past few games as he recovers from an injury. During Houston’s game against Tulane on Thursday night, he got into it with head coach Major Applewhite.According to a sideline report from ESPN’s Laura Rutledge, Oliver was wearing an “active players only” jacket on the sideline and was told to take it off.Here’s video of the incident.As the Cougars went into the locker room at halftime, u could see Ed Oliver with some heated words for Major Applewhite. Oliver is not playing, ESPN reporting the confrontation stemmed from him wearing an “active players only” jacket. pic.twitter.com/0Q7JfZVqnu— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) November 16, 2018According to the report from Rutledge, Applewhite confirmed the news.Oliver is a consensus top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Some have wondered if he should just shut it down for the season rather than trying to get healthy for the team’s final games.Houston leads the game 38-9 late in the third quarter.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)After losing Geoff Collins to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Temple Owls have found their next head coach. It appears the program will hire Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz.The two sides were gaining momentum toward an actual deal this afternoon.Diaz has spent three seasons at Miami, which leads the nation in pass defense and constantly performs well in the ACC. Now, he’ll have the opportunity to keep Temple trending in the right direction.On Thursday, the Owls will introduce Diaz as their new head coach, per college football insider Brett McMurphy.Miami DC Manny Diaz will be officially introduced as Temple’s coach in a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 13, 2018It’ll be tough for Diaz to instantly replicate the success that Collins had with the program, despite having decades of experience around the country. Temple finished the regular season with an 8-4 record and will face Duke in the Independence Bowl.Even though this will be the first head-coaching job for Diaz, it’s clear that he can generate positive results from almost any defense. Nonetheless, the Owls will need to have patience with the 44-year-old coach.Congratulations to Diaz for earning the opportunity.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Henry Ruggs #11 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is tackled by Roquan Smith #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Last week, Alabama saw an unlikely wide receiver dominate its spring scrimmage. Although the emergence of John Metchie is definitely an encouraging sign, the Crimson Tide must be thrilled to have Henry Ruggs back on the gridiron.The junior wideout missed Saturday’s scrimmage to attend his cousin’s funeral. These past few days must have been tough for Ruggs, but the Alabama playmaker is finally ready to compete.In his sophomore season, Ruggs finished with 46 receptions for 741 yards and 11 touchdowns.Ruggs isn’t the only dynamic wide receiver on the Crimson Tide. He’ll split targets with Jerry Jeudy, who will likely earn NFL buzz from scouts around the league.The offense for Alabama appears pretty healthy, which means the focus this spring now shifts toward the defense.Alabama reporter Matt Zenitz released the latest update for the Crimson Tide, which includes the return of Ruggs. It also highlights the depth chart for outside linebacker.From AL.com:Anfernee Jennings and Eyabi Anoma were the first group of outside linebackers during drills. Chris Allen and freshman Kevin Harris were the second group. Jarez Parks and walk-on William Cooper made up the third group.Senior defensive back Shyheim Carter (offseason sports hernia surgery) is still practicing in a black non-contact jersey.Following a disappointing end to the season, the Crimson Tide will definitely be on a mission this season.With Tua Tagovailoa preparing for his junior season at Alabama, it’s safe to say the SEC runs through Tuscaloosa.[AL.com]
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 07: Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio prior to the start of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan State football is holding its annual spring game on Saturday, and ahead of the affair, the program unveiled a new alternate look the team will be wearing this season. It isn’t getting rave reviews.Michigan State’s new threads feature a lot of neon green and the word “STATE” in all caps across the chest. The color of the pants is getting criticized more than anything else.Some were wondering if they’re meant to be an April Fools’ joke. Unlikely, since that was 12 days ago.Here’s a look at the photos that Michigan State released. The reaction has been something:Spartans reveal new alternate uniforms for 2019 👀 pic.twitter.com/Xr9Y7GsVXy— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) April 13, 2019Spartans reveal new alternate uniforms for 2019 👀 pic.twitter.com/qlnFWYMK7c— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) April 13, 2019WHAT. IS. THIS. pic.twitter.com/3OOz6yElzQ— Gators Uniform Tracker (@GatorsUnis) April 13, 2019These are so bad, Michigan State should be put on probation. https://t.co/t594ifRpDx— Curtis (@Curtos07) April 13, 2019Literally no one asked for this— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) April 13, 2019As a reminder, they are alternates – so the Spartans will likely only wear them once or twice this season. It’s unclear which game they plan on wearing them for.Michigan State finished with a 7-5 record last year before falling to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl. It was a somewhat disappointing season for the Spartans.This year, Michigan State will open its season against Tulsa on Friday, August 30.
Arch Manning still has four years of high school football to play, but unsurprisingly, we’re already talking about his college recruitment.Rivals.com has named three favorites for the 6-foot-1 quarterback:LSU (hometown program)Tennessee (where Peyton played)Ole Miss (where Archie and Eli played)Just created a new profile for 2023 Newman (La.) QB Arch Manning. Sound familiar?The 6-foot, 160-pound freshman QB just played his first spring game + threw 3 TD. Must be in the DNA? His grandfather, Archie + father, Cooper, were in the standsProfile: https://t.co/q6Mq3MZ2ib pic.twitter.com/JUiYEuzbBG— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) May 18, 2019The expectations for Arch Manning are almost surely going to be unfair, but that kind of comes with the territory of being a quarterback with that last name.The recruitment will be fun to watch, for sure. SHREVEPORT, LA – DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels throws a pass during the MainStay Independence Bowl against the University of Nebraska Huskers at Independence Stadium on December 27, 2002 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mississippi defeated the Nebraska 27-23. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Arch Manning, the nephew of star NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, made his debut for his high school varsity football team on Friday night. Of course, highlights of his debut have gone viral on social media.The class of 2023 quarterback recruit looked good in his debut – duh – throwing three touchdown passes for Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans.Arch Manning, the son of Cooper Manning, certainly looked like his uncles behind center.Arch Manning made his debut for the Newman varsity last night against Shaw. Manning threw 3 TD’s in the contest, two caught by @Jmsj_1. The 6’1″ QB will be a freshman this fall for the Greenies. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/wdieQLZZ9p— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) May 18, 2019
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 16: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs carries the ball for a 4th quarter touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Aaron Murray is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Georgia history. After four years as a starter for Mark Richt’s Bulldogs, he went on to a brief NFL career.After a game against the powerhouse 2010 Auburn Tigers, and star defensive tackle Nick Fairley, he says he considered stepping away from the game. Fairley took repeated shots on Murray, some of which were questionable, during the 49-31 Tigers win at Jordan-Hare Stadium.Auburn, led by Fairley and Heisman winner Cam Newton, went on to capture the national title. Murray would start three more seasons, but the 2010 Auburn game left him very shaken up.According to Murray, he suffered a fractured sternum and serious whiplash during the game, leaving him briefly contemplating leaving the game. Aaron Murray joined the 3 Man Front show on WJOX and discussed his rough experience with Nick Fairley during the 2010 Auburn-Georgia game.Via Saturday Down South:“If he did that outside the football field, he’d have been in jail for three years. … That was actually the first time in my life I was like ‘I don’t know if I want to play football anymore.’ I’m not kidding either,” Murray recalled. “I was on the sideline, and I had six stitches; my jersey’s covered in blood; I had a fractured sternum and can’t feel the left side of my body. I got whiplash in my neck, and I can’t really move my neck. I was like ‘Is this really worth it? It’s my freshman year, I can quit now and save myself a lot of punishment.’“I had to sit up sleeping the next two weeks. I couldn’t even lay down. It was tough.”The full clip:CBS Sports Network’s @AaronMurray11 joined @3ManFront to recap SEC Media Days, witnessing @TG3II working out, and go in-depth on the aftermath from all those @Nick_Fairley251 hits. https://t.co/7PXsyrpF3I— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) July 18, 2019During that game, Fairley’s play drew the ire of the Georgia offensive line as well. As shown towards the end of this clip, the two teams got into a shoving match at one point after a hit on Murray.Murray was actually pretty effective in that game, throwing for 273 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, but Newton went for four total touchdowns, throwing for 148 yards and adding 151 on the ground.Fairley was only tabbed for four total tackles, and no sacks, but clearly had his presence felt far beyond the box score.[WJOX via Saturday Down South]
Game Time: 3:30 PM ETChannel: CBSSpread: Texas A&M -3.5Over/Under: 47.5Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Rick Neuheisel, Aaron Murray, John SchriffenIt’s expected to be a close game on Saturday. Will Nix and the Tigers pull off another unexpected victory? Or will the Aggies — backed by their home crowd — get their first big win of the year?The game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET on CBS. COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)Alabama, Georgia and LSU are the three highest-ranked teams in the SEC. But Auburn is not far behind at No. 8. The Tigers have a lot to prove with their true freshman quarterback Bo Nix. They’ll have a chance to do so on Saturday against No. 17 Texas A&M.Auburn started the year with a bang, knocking off Oregon with a late score. The legend of Bo Nix began that night. Following the thrilling season opener, the Tigers have played well, albeit against inferior competition. Now, they turn their attention to the Aggies in what will be their first true road test this season.Texas A&M is looking for its first signature win of the season. The Aggies lost a hard-fought 24-10 battle to No. 1 Clemson in week two. They passed the eye test in weeks one and three with wins over Texas State and Lamar. But Texas A&M is wanting to prove it’s among the elite of college football. A win over Auburn would help support that claim.Here’s the details for Saturday’s contest:
Rouf A Roshangar SrinagarJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 08:39 IST Part of the problem lies in the growing consumerism where an expensive smartphone trumps education. (Photo: Rouf A Roshangar)HIGHLIGHTSA Medecins Sans Frontieres survey says almost 45 per cent of the total population living under mental stressGrowing number of below-10 who are becoming hooked to their smartphones, is worrying doctorsWithout sufficient recreational options in the Valley, youth spend time scrolling their smartphonesMomin, a 15-year-old is a Class 9 student is suffering from anxiety. Psychiatrists at the local hospital have advised his parents to keep him away from smartphones and social media.Excessive use of social media and the continuous use of smartphones have made Kashmiri youths susceptible to mental disorders and stress. More and more young people are suffering from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to mental health professionals.Just a few years back Momin was excellent in studies and doing well in sports too. Now he’s not interested in studies and rarely goes out to play. He spends all his time staring at his smartphone, Momin’s worried father says.Kashmir Valley is not immune to mental stress. A survey conducted by Medecins Sans Frontieres in collaboration with local mental health professionals found almost 45 per cent of the total population living under mental stress, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD).What is keeping medical professionals worried in Kashmir is the growing number of young people, and especially those below 10, who are becoming hooked to their smartphones.Due to certain reasons people in Kashmir are living under mental stress and anxiety; smartphones have added to this scourge, especially among teens and children, says Dr Nisar ul Hassan, president, Doctors Association Kashmir.Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that the more time you spend on social media, the more likely you are to be depressed. Participants who checked social media more frequently were 2.7 times more likely to be depressed than those who checked less frequently,” Dr Hassan says.advertisementGiving an example, Dr Hassan says that when a youth uploads a photo of his on social media and receives negative comments, he becomes depressed. This is just the beginning of a downward spiral towards serious mental health issues.Without sufficient recreational options in the Valley, for the young smartphones become the only outlet spending hours scrolling it. Children are becoming rebellious, not getting enough sleep staring at their phones even when in bed.Social media is influencing the academic performance of students negatively as it distracts students from their studies. I caught many students in my class who bring smartphones along with them, hardly concentrating on studies, playing online games, chatting with friends even during important lectures, says Samina, a teacher, who has been teaching senior school for nearly a decade.Weather and political conditions both contribute to this malaise. Kashmir has no recreational or entertainment avenues. Shutdowns and curfews during the summer months force the young inside. Winter months are no better with the harsh weather keeping the youth are cooped up inside their homes.Social activist blames parents for their wards choosing online games to outdoor games. Unfortunately parents do yet not understand the importance of outdoor sports for kids. Instead of getting their kids to play outdoor sports like football, cricket or even indoor games, parents are facilitating the use of gadgets, he says.Srinagar-based psychiatrist Dr Arif Maghribi Khan says part of the problem lies in the growing consumerism where an expensive smartphone trumps education.Instead of investing trust in their personalities and qualifications, they feel that gadgets will fetch them respect; and if they are taken away from these gadgets especially by parents, an emotional vacuum overwhelms them, Dr Khan says.Aggression and behavioural issues, memory problems, disturbed sleep cycle…at the root of all these are the excessive use of smartphones and social media. And mental health professionals are warning of a ticking bomb.ALSO READ | Children caught in conflict: Kashmir’s untold storyALSO WATCH | Kashmir’s children worst affected from unrest, education suffersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Next Pep Guardiola trusts Manchester City to resolve Financial Fair Play allegationsPep Guardiola hoped that Manchester City can solve the issues surrounding Financial Fair Play soon after UEFA opened investigation into alleged breaches by the club.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 23:35 IST Pep Guardiola said he trusted Manchester City and hoped they can resolve the Financial Fair Play allegations soon. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUEFA opened investigation into allegations of Financial Fair Play breaches against Manchester CityPep Guardiola said he trusted the club to resolve the matterCity host Watford in the Premier League on SaturdayThe Premier League said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches by champions Manchester City after UEFA had begun its own probe into the allegations.European soccer’s governing body opened a formal investigation into the alleged FFP violations on Thursday, a move City welcomed in a bid to end speculation surrounding the club’s sponsorship agreements.The FFP rules are intended to prevent clubs receiving unlimited amounts of money through inflated sponsorship deals with organisations related to the owners.”The Premier League has previously contacted Manchester City to request information regarding recent allegations and is in ongoing dialogue with the club,” the Premier League said in a statement.”The league has detailed financial regulations and strong rules in the areas of Academy player recruitment and third-party ownership.”We are currently investigating these matters and will allow Manchester City every opportunity to explain the context and detail surrounding them.”Manager Pep Guardiola was asked on Friday whether he was concerned his achievements at City would be tainted by the allegations, but he told reporters: “No, absolutely not.”The club made a statement, so I can’t add more than that. The club are open, hopefully it can finish as soon as possible.”I trust a lot what the club has done, because I know them and hopefully they can solve it as soon as possible.”German publication Der Spiegel reported in November that City’s Abu Dhabi owners inflated sponsorship agreements in order to comply with FFP requirements.advertisementCity’s statement on Thursday said accusations of financial irregularities were entirely false.City host eighth-placed Watford on Saturday and Guardiola hailed their manager Javi Gracia, who looks set to lead them to their best-ever finish in the Premier League.”It’s incredible what he’s done, one of the toughest games we had,” Guardiola, who was voted February’s Premier League manager of the month, said.”In the last nine games, they have physicality, quality one-on-one, strong in the air, well organised… what he’s done has been incredible.”Also Read | UEFA opens investigation into Manchester City over Financial Fair PlayAlso Read | UEFA justifies PSG penalty decision in VAR explanationFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Pep GuardiolaFollow Manchester CityFollow Financial Fair PlayFollow Premier league
Reuters New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 16:15 IST Delhi retained Rishabh Pant, skipper Sheras Iyer and Kagiso Rabada while adding opener Shikhar Dhawan (Courtesy BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThe underperforming side underwent a major rebranding late last year – becoming the Delhi CapitalsThey appointed Ricky Ponting as the head coach, but still ended the 2018 season at the bottom of the tableThe team effort this year contrasts with the sporadic individual brilliance of last seasonFor a franchise used to spending the business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) wondering what went wrong, the Delhi Capitals have surprised themselves by making the playoff with two matches to spare in a remarkable turnaround.If their long-suffering fans found it difficult to be upbeat about the team at the start of this season, they could hardly be faulted.The underperforming side underwent a major rebranding late last year – becoming the Delhi Capitals with a new jersey, a new logo and a new anthem – after JSW Sport, part of a $13 billion business conglomerate, acquired a 50 percent stake.Turn up your sound and hear our Head Coach Ricky Ponting and Co-owner Kiran Grandhi talk about our season so far!Team performances, DC fans and everything else that’s helped shape our journey into the playoffs. Watch now!#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/CxCRDMw0U1 Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 30, 2019They appointed Australian Ricky Ponting as the head coach, but still ended the season bottom of the standings, their fourth such finish in 11 seasons.To their fans, who had not seen the side make the playoffs since 2012, all of the changes looked cosmetic as they prepared for another season of underperformance.”Everybody down to the last man is performing in this team.”Mr. @sajjanjindal and @SGanguly99 are ecstatic after our qualification to the playoffs #DCvRCB #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/RoI94rYIYu Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 30, 2019Ponting, however, knew they just needed to be patient.”Success doesn’t happen overnight,” Ponting said in a team video. “Even last year, we felt we were very close to playing great cricket … but all the big moments popped up.”advertisement”This year we’re winning those moments.”That’s largely because of the balance in the side.Delhi retained wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, skipper Sheras Iyer, who was elevated into the role during the middle of last season, and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada while adding opener Shikhar Dhawan – smart investments that paid off.The team effort this year contrasts with the sporadic individual brilliance of last season.”These did not add up to anything,” Ponting said. “We had outstanding individual performances but not much in the middle.”This year (opener) Prithvi (Shaw) played well when we needed him to, Shikhar played well on a number of occasions, Rishabh won two games of his own and Rabada is the leading wicket-taker by a long way.”Delhi have IPL’s youngest skipper in Iyer, who was just 23 when he was appointed, but his relatively youthful side have been guided by Ponting and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who came on board as an advisor earlier this year.Ganguly’s presence has been particularly helpful to fellow left-handers like Pant and Dhawan and the improved performances have brought the fans back to Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.”It helps when you win,” Ganguly said. “It helps when you play well, that’s what brings people back. If you can do that, this would be a big brand.”Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of the JSW Group, which also owns teams in India’s franchise-based soccer and kabaddi leagues, agreed.”The world wants to be with the winners, nobody likes the loser, right?” he said.”After seven years, coming into playoff, it’s a big deal for Delhi Capitals. I’m sure they will go a long way. And I won’t be surprised if they win this championship.”Also Read | IPL 2019: CSK players get a ‘Rish-hug’ from Pant ahead of high-profile clash vs DCAlso Read | IPL 2019: Ponting, Ganguly know how to make match winners, says Shikhar DhawanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari IPL 2019: From name to fortune, Delhi Capitals script stunning turnaroundTo Delhi Capitals’ fans, who had not seen the side make the playoffs since 2012, all of the changes looked cosmetic as they prepared for another season of underperformanceadvertisement