Honor Band 5 is coming to India soon and the company has announced that it is partnering with Flipkart will be selling the fitness band online. The e-commerce platform has put up a dedicated microsite for the launch of the Honor Band 5 in India with a Notify Me option to stay updated about its availability. The Honor Band 5 touts a full color AMOLED display, new watch faces, sleep tracking, real time heart rate monitoring and water resistance, among other things.The Honor Band 5 was launched in China last month alongside the Honor 9X and 9X Pro. It comes in a standard variant that is priced at CNY 189 (approx Rs 1,800) while the NFC model costs CNY 219 (approx Rs. 2,100). The India pricing of the Honor Band 5 is expected to be similar. Honor will reveal the price of the Honor Band 5 in India on launch date.Honor Band 5 specificationsHonor’s latest fitness tracker comes in three colours – Black, Blue and Pink. It sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED Full Color display with up to 282 ppi and 2.5D glass on top. The touch screen can display up to 45 characters. Honor is also highlighting some trendy and attractive new watch faces that can be downloaded from the Watch Face Store on Android.The Honor Band 5 offers a 24-hour heart rate monitoring with the help of TruSeen 3.0. It is also equipped with Huawei’s TruSleep that can track your sleep quality to identify six common sleeping problems and offer assessment and suggestions.The fitness band is 5ATM water resistance up to 50 meters, which means you take it for a swim and the built-in six-axis sensor will automatically recognise four main swimming strokes – freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke. It also comes with 10 distinctive fitness modes that includes outdoor running, cycling and rowing machine. Lastly, the Honor Band 5 highlights 14-day standby battery life on a single charge.advertisementALSO READ | Honor View 20, Honor 8X, Honor 10 Lite and more available with up to 50 per cent discount during Amazon sale starting August 7ALSO READ | Honor 9X, 9X Pro launched with Kirin 810 SoC: Check price, specifications
Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor before it’s scheduled 3pm vote Friday.The decision is a setback for President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders.The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday.Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King has long campaigned for the repeal of former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.King spoke on the House floor earlier Friday in hopes of getting that repeal:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/KING-HC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………ONE DAY. ;21The measure has been a top GOP priority and was the party’s first major legislative effort since it took control of both the White House and Congress in January.
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Just a week ago, Oklahoma State was ranked No. 10 and No. 12 in the Coaches and AP polls, respectively. After a big win over TCU Saturday, the Cowboys jumped to No. 5 in the Coaches Poll, and No. 5 in the AP top 25.The college football playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday evening, but all signs point to the Cowboys making another leap.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!
Jelani Woods: QBWoods lead his team to a big win in week 1 over Stephenson, but in week 2 his group fell just short falling 21-20 to Southwest DeKalb High. He threw a couple TD’s, showed off his versatility in the running game and looked pretty smooth. But a couple interceptions and a tough matchup weren’t enough as they fell to 1-1 on the season.Shamond Greenwood: WRAgainst a tough opponent in Waxachie, Greenwood and Lakeview Centennial put up a good fight but fell 46-34. Greenwood had a productive stat line going for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns.JD King: RBKing lit up for Fitzgerald this week in a 56-19 blowout. King looks the part of a big-time Div. I running back with his physical running style and incredible vision downfield. He rushed 119 yards to go with 2 touchdowns on just 7 carries. Most of the Oklahoma State recruits kicked off the football season this past weekend. See how the senior prospects committed to play for OSU fared in their first contests of the year:Tracin Wallace: QB/ATHAfter sitting out last season with a knee injury, Tracin saw the field Friday and lit it up, going 9-for-11 with 205 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, to go with 55 rush yards and a touchdown on the ground.Tylan Wallace: WRTrain’s twin brother, Tylan, was the benefit of his brothers return. Wallace and his crew rolled 41-0, but not before Tylan got his too: He finished with 141 yards and 2 touchdowns.Braydon Johnson: WRBowie and his team squeaked out a close 40-39 opening win over Marcus in week 1. 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! Chuba Hubbard: RBChuba Hubbard was as explosive as we’ve known to see in the first week of action. He caught some passes out of the backfield, made some people miss down field and had one nasty stiff arm in the limited highlight that had him go for 2 TD’s.Brendan Vaughn: LBVaughn recorded 8 tackles, a fumble recovery and tackle for loss in a big win over Richardson, 42-10. He also caught one pass for 46 yards.
Transfers Other clubs offered more for Mbappe, claims PSG president Last updated 2 years ago 04:56 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(31) Gettyimages Transfers PSG Kylian Mbappé Celtic v PSG Celtic UEFA Champions League The ex-Monaco teenager and Neymar arrived at Parc des Princes over the summer, and Nasser al-Khelaifi says the club’s commercial profile is booming Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has claimed that the club fought off fierce competition for the signature of Kylian Mbappe but eventually landed the wonderkid for less than their rivals offered. Mbappe became PSG’s second blockbuster signing of the summer shortly before deadline day when he signed on a one-year loan from Monaco. Mbappe 7/10 to score against Celtic 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 Once the Ligue 1 giants exercise their purchase option at the end of the current season, the potential €180 million fee will see the 18-year-old become the world’s most expensive teenager — and second only after Neymar in the history of football transfers. Al-Khelaifi, however, now assures that there were other clubs, whom he declined to name, who were willing to pay even more for Mbappe. “It was very competitive, trust me,” Al-Khelaifi explained to the Telegraph.”Some other clubs offered him more than us. Every big club wanted him. But we explained to him our project and the ambition of the club and he’s French, he’s a Parisian and he had the club in his heart.”He wanted to stay in France and defends the French colours in the Champions League. It’s deep inside him.”He wants to write history here and he has history here already — you saw the pictures of him [at his unveiling] when he was here 10 years ago? A picture does not lie. He loves the club and it’s his dream to play for Paris Saint-Germain.”Some observers have questioned how PSG have managed to complete the signings of Neymar and Mbappe while staying inside UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, with calls for the European governing body to look in to the transfers. But the PSG president rejects the notion of financial wrongdoing while affirming that the deals are part of an ambitious project to expand the PSG brand worldwide.”There is pressure from other clubs [to investigate] but I don’t think Uefa will be influenced by the pressure because they are very professional and very serious,” he said.”Today we have a good problem to solve — we don’t have enough jerseys! This is huge for us.”I was in the US last week and I saw the jersey of Paris Saint-Germain everywhere. It is the same in Asia and Latin America, the Middle East.””Neymar is an international superstar. An international brand. Everybody is asking ‘What’s going on in France and in the French league? Neymar is playing for Paris Saint-Germain!’ Even people who are not interested in football are saying that. “Neymar’s first match in Guingamp was broadcast to 183 countries. It was amazing for France and the French league. It is good also for the Champions League because you will have another club competing — I am not saying by any means we are there yet — but it’s important to have new clubs coming and clubs with ambition.”PSG kick off their Champions League campaign with Neymar and Mbappe in tow on Tuesday, when they visit Celtic at Parkhead.
Chelsea Cahill: Arsenal limited Chelsea in cagey derby draw Chris Myson 20:54 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Chelsea Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League Arsenal The Gunners have not been known for their ability to play with their backs to the wall, but the England centre-back was impressed by them Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was frustrated at his side’s inability to break down Arsenal in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge but praised the visitors’ defending.Eyeing a sixth straight home Premier League victory against their rivals, Chelsea had to settle for a point that leaves them three adrift of the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table.While Cahill still feels the result was a good point, he left the match feeling they could have emerged with more. 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 “It was frustrating in some ways,” Cahill, 31, told his club’s website.”We tried to create. We have created more in recent games, but we were playing against good opposition. There were a couple of chances for either side. We had that Pedro chance early on, but it was cagey.”It felt frustrating because we were trying and trying, but they defended well and limited us to a few chances. We had a lot of the ball but couldn’t quite open them up.”Obviously we wanted to win the game, but if we weren’t going to win, it was important we didn’t lose. It’s a good point.”The match was Cahill’s first league game since the opening weekend after serving a three-match suspension for being sent off against Burnley.The England international added: “It was a good, competitive London derby. I don’t think there was too much in the game. Late on it was opening up, and maybe we could have nicked the win then, but it wasn’t to be.”We want to win every home game. We feel we have the ability to go for three points every time we play here, and we tried to do that, but we take the point.”
Manchester United ‘Fellaini’s in the best form I’ve ever seen!’ – Mourinho urges Carrick & Herrera patience Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 14:24 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Manchester United v Burton Albion Burton Albion League Cup The Manchester United boss has been impressed with the form of two of his midfielders and insists star names being benched is “life in big clubs” Jose Mourinho has explained that Manchester United captain Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera are not getting picked simply because he feels Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini are in the “best form” he has ever seen from them.United have enjoyed a wonderful start to the Premier League season and sit joint-top with rivals Manchester City on 13 points after five matches, with Mourinho’s men looking far more ruthless than they did last term.Man Utd 5/2 to win PL 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 One particular improvement from United has been their notable presence in midfield, with Matic slotting in seamlessly alongside Paul Pogba following his move from Chelsea, while Fellaini has also impressed on a number of occasions, especially in the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel.As a result, Carrick and Herrera – United’s Player of the Year last term – have struggled for minutes on the pitch, with the 36-year-old yet to feature and the Spaniard starting just one league game.Mourinho urged them to remain patient, reminding them that life at big clubs can often be frustrating, though the pair could feature on Wednesday when United host Championship side Burton Albion in the League Cup.Happy with 3 points #MUFC pic.twitter.com/z2d9iX7QDD — Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) September 17, 2017 The Portuguese manager told reporters: “Romero played the Europa League final, which was the game of the season for us, and he’s not playing.”Ander Herrera was Player of the Season and he’s not starting matches. That’s life in big clubs.”We gave him [Carrick] a contract because we think he is a good player. We think he is an important player.”He is just in a team where at this moment Matic and Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them in. I have never seen Matic play so well and I’ve never seen Fellaini play so well.”So he is in a team with these two guys who are playing absolutely phenomenally. For Carrick and for Ander it is just patience because their time will arrive.”They are going to be important players for sure.”Mourinho confirmed that he is likely to rest players for Burton’s visit, as United begin the defence of the trophy after beating Southampton 3-2 in last season’s final.But he warned his squad not to take the challenge of a Championship club lightly, telling them that they will lose if they do not play “seriously”.”It’s football, it’s a competition,” he said. “We take it seriously. Of course, I’m not playing David [De Gea] or [Eric] Bailly, but if we go to the next round these guys will play and I’ll give rest to others.”Our squad is good, but we don’t have 30 players. We have what we have, and with a couple of injuries now with Pogba and [Axel] Tuanzebe, so we need some of the players that played [on Sunday] to play, and we need some of them on the bench, because we need to have a strong team.”I know the quality of the Championship and I know if you don’t take the game seriously you are going to lose.”
Malaysia Vingada ready to sacrifice style as Malaysia look for vital win in Hong Kong Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 06:15 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Malaysia Asian Cup Qualification Hong Kong v Malaysia Hong Kong The Portuguese is under no illusion that the beauty side of the game will have to take a back seat in Tuesday’s big encounter. Malaysia face Hong Kong at the Hong Kong National Stadium on Tuesday looking to pick up their first win of the campaign with Eduardo Vingada not particularly bothered how it is achieved.In Group B, Malaysia are down in last place with only one point after two matches played. However a win over Hong Kong could push Malaysia all the way to second place, should current group leaders Lebanon also achieve a win against North Korea, in the group’s other match. 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. Vingada stressed during the pre-match press conference on Monday evening that he only wants to see his charges get all three points and that perhaps his side may go for the more industrial route to achieve that.”We are coming with a lot of optimism and we are ready to run and fight. Hong Kong because they are home, has an advantage. The most important is that at the end of game, the players and the country can be proud of what we have done. We have to fight and get a positive result.””I know them better and I have now a complete vision of the players and the level of football in Malaysia. If you ask me, I prefer to collect points than a good game. Because in football only one thing remain for the future – the result.”I was telling the players about the Turkey v Iceland game where Iceland won even though statically, Turkey were the better team. We have to play realistic for the result. We maybe have to put to the head when Hong Kong may prefer to put to the feet,” said Vingada in Hong Kong.It doesn’t promise to be a pretty affair on Tuesday and Vingada may opt for a defensive line-up while looking to hit Hong Kong on the break. A plan that may also be in place because of the pull-out of attacking duo in Hazwan Bakri and Shahrel Fikri due to respective injuries.”Tomorrow [Tuesday] is the most important game for us because it’s the next. What is in the past we cannot change but we can learn, as we did in the previous game against Lebanon and Hong Kong. Looking at the group, Lebanon has a good advantage.” “So maybe three teams fighting for second place. This means tomorrow for both teams, it’s a crucial game. The draw in Melaka was not a convenient result for both teams,” added Vingada.As Malaysia will face North Korea (twice) and Lebanon in the final three matches in the group, there is no doubt that a positive result at Hong Kong will go a long way in helping Malaysia to retain an active interest for the rest of the qualifiers.
Chelsea 4 Watford 2: Batshuayi, Azpilicueta spare champions’ blushes Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:33 10/21/17 Getty Images Antonio Conte breathed a sigh of relief after Chelsea came from behind to snatch a 4-2 win over Watford. Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi proved Chelsea’s heroes as they battled to a thrilling 4-2 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Batshuayi came off the bench to make it 2-2, with Watford having led for much of the second half through Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra, before Azpilicueta and the Belgium international secured the win in the dying minutes.The result came on the back of consecutive defeats for the Premier League champions and the pressure on boss Conte is likely to ease somewhat, with the Blues registering only their second win in five league games. 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 Chelsea started the match in stunning style as Pedro’s wonderstrike, the 8000th goal scored in the club’s 112-year history, put them ahead in the 12th minute.Watford, who had claimed 10 points out of 12 on the road under Marco Silva before Saturday’s meeting, responded before the break through Doucoure’s strike and Pereyra put them ahead just after half-time.Conte’s decision to take off Alvaro Morata for Batshuayi was greeted with boos by some Chelsea fans but the striker responded to his doubters with an excellent header from Pedro’s cross to level the scores.Azpilicueta then popped up to convert the third before Batshuayi added a fourth in injury time, giving Conte a much-needed boost and lifting his side above Watford into fourth in the table.. @_Pedro17_ ‘s goal is Chelsea’s 8,000th in all competitions in our 112-year history! #CHEWAT pic.twitter.com/lNrUCOfCBt — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017 A confident-looking Watford were the better side in the early exchanges but fell behind to Pedro’s moment of magic.The Spain winger collected Eden Hazard’s pass from a short corner and let fly with a first-time strike that curled beyond the motionless Heurelho Gomes and in off the left-hand post.Watford felt aggrieved that the initial corner was given, with Hazard having run the ball out of play himself on the byline, but their frustrations would have been greater had Gomes not stood up well to stop Cesc Fabregas chipping home a second goal from close range.Thibaut Courtois made a good save to keep out a Tom Cleverley free-kick but Chelsea’s lead was a comfortable one for much of the first half, as Watford struggled to turn good possession into chances.That was until the last seconds before the interval, when David Luiz cleared a long throw-in only as far as Doucoure, who smashed a fine outside-of-the-boot shot through the crowded penalty area and past Courtois at his near post.Abdoulaye Doucoure in the #PL this season:4 shots on target4 goals#CHEWAT pic.twitter.com/HOTiHfRB3G — Premier League (@premierleague) October 21, 2017 Richarlison somehow failed to turn the ball into an empty net from just a few yards out, but the Brazilian made amends moments later to help Watford to a superb start to the second half.Tiemoue Bakayoko lost possession in midfield and, when the ball was worked to Richarlison, he played a precise pass across the box to the unguarded Pereyra, who finished past Courtois in style.Richarlison again fluffed his lines with a free header six yards out and it was a miss that ultimately proved costly, as Batshuayi shrugged off his marker to steer a pinpoint header past Gomes following Pedro’s wicked cross from the right.The Belgian fired narrowly wide as Chelsea pushed for a winner, but it was Azpilicueta who restored the hosts’ lead, heading substitute Willian’s deep cross past Gomes to send Stamford Bridge – and Conte – into raptures.There was still time for Batshuayi to add gloss as he capitalised on a Miguel Britos error before lifting the ball over Gomes, ensuring a harsh-looking scoreline for the visitors Key Opta facts:- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 13 meetings with Watford in all competitions, winning 10 and drawing three.- Watford have shipped four goals on each of their last three top-flight trips to London (0-4 v Tottenham, 3-4 v Chelsea and 2-4 v Chelsea today).- Pedro has been directly involved in more goals for Chelsea in all competitions in 2017 than any other player (21 – 12 goals, 9 assists).- Eden Hazard registered his first Premier League assist in 15 appearances in the competition (since April 2017 v Crystal Palace).- Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored with all four of his shots on target in the Premier League this season. read more
Netherlands Advocaat to leave Netherlands job after Scotland and Romania friendlies Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 05:57 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Netherlands Scotland v Netherlands WC Qualification Europe Romania v Netherlands Romania Scotland Friendlies After their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the 70-year-old will bring an end to his third spell with Oranje after their next two games Dick Advocaat has confirmed he will leave the role of Netherlands head coach when his contract expires after the friendly matches against Scotland and Romania.Advocaat, 70, took charge of his country for a third time in May after the sacking of Danny Blind.Holland 11/10 to beat Scotland 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 Netherlands won four of their five World Cup qualifiers under Advocaat, but that was not enough to see them reach Russia, as they were forced to settle for third place in Group A behind France and Sweden.The Oranje play against Scotland in Aberdeen on Thursday, before a trip to Bucharest to face Romania next Tuesday in a match that will be Advocaat’s last at the helm.”These are the final two games for me and then after this I’m stopping with the national team,” Advocaat told reporters in Scotland on his arrival.Advocaat was reluctant to discuss the subject further in an interview with Dutch broadcaster NOS and insisted he had not decided on what his next job will be.”I have not yet said what I’m going to do and therefore clubs do not know that I’m available or not,” said Advocaat.”Let’s get these two games out of the way and then we will see what comes into my path. I’m doing the same as Louis van Gaal and never saying ‘never’.”
Transfers Ozil to Man United? Mourinho refuses to rule out signing Arsenal star Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 13:52 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United José Mourinho Mesut Özil Arsenal v Manchester United Arsenal Premier League “No comment” was the response from the Manchester United boss when asked about a potential move for the Arsenal star Manchester United manger Jose Mourinho did not rule out the possibility of signing soon-to-be free agent Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season and the 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals United and La Liga giants Barcelona.A transfer to Old Trafford would see Germany international Ozil reunite with former Real Madrid boss Mourinho. 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 Asked about a potential move for playmaker Ozil ahead of Saturday’s clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium with Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of favour in Manchester, Mourinho replied: “No comment.”Ozil is not the only Arsenal player entering the final months of his contract, with star team-mate Alexis Sanchez prepared to run down his deal.United midfielder and Mourinho favourite Marouane Fellaini is also coming off contract at the Theatre of Dreams.”That’s football. They finish their contracts, Fellaini finishes his contract and there are other important players in Europe in other teams who finish their contracts,” added the Portuguese tactician, whose second-placed United are eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City.”Sometimes players decide to go in this direction, which is the right that they have. Players have the right to do that and I don’t blame the clubs.”The clubs, they try. They try, they try, but the players have the right to go into this type of situation and in many times it’s good for them.”Sometimes they can go on a free transfer and they can get huge salaries.”Arsenal sit just four points back on Man United entering Saturday’s showdown.
Brazil Brazil & AC Milan legend Kaka announces retirement Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:52 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Brazil Orlando City Milan Real Madrid MLS Serie A Primera División The star playmaker took to social media to announce he is moving onto the next stage of life after finishing out his contract with Orlando City Brazil legend Kaka has announced his retirement from football, ending speculation over his future following his exit from MLS side Orland City earlier in 2017.The star playmaker took to Twitter and Instagram Sunday to post his goodbye to the sport.Father,It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amem.Pai,Foi muito mais do que eu pedi ou imaginei!Obrigado! Eis-me aqui para próxima jornada. Em nome de Jesus. Amém. pic.twitter.com/PofZBAV0BE— Kaka (@KAKA) December 17, 2017Kaka wrote: “Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” 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 Kaka, 35, brings to an end an impressive career spanning from 2001 to 2017, and saw him win a World Cup with Brazil, Serie A and Champions League titles with A.C. Milan. In addition he won the Ballon d’Or in 2007 — the last person other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to take home the award.Kaka got his start with Brazilian giants Sao Paulo, before moving to Milan in 2003. There he emerged as one of the world’s best and helped the club to a Serie A title in 2003-04, a Champions League final appearance in 2004-05 and finally the European crown itself in 2006-07. He would later turn down the opportunity to join Manchester City in a £100 million transfer, and instead joined Real Madrid. There he would not quite reach the same heights he had with Milan, though he did a La Liga title with the club in 2011-12.After a return to Milan for the 2013-14 season, Kaka signed with then-MLS expansion side Orlando City ahead of the team’s debut, and spent the remainder of 2014 on loan with Sao Paolo. A legendary career: A legendary Lion in Orlando: Congratulations on an amazing career, @KAKA! Happy retirement! #ForeverALion pic.twitter.com/JXMLSyS7kh— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) 17 de diciembre de 2017Joining Orlando City for the start of the 2015 season, he went on to play three years with the MLS side, though injuries and effectiveness limited him to just 18 starts in his final season.In October, Kaka announced he would not be returning to Orlando, though he declined at that time to retire officially.Kaka was capped 92 times for Brazil, and was a member of the 2002 team that won the World Cup in South Korea and Japan, though he played a limited role. He would also win two Confederations Cup with Brazil, one in 2005 and the other in 2009. His last appearance for Brazil was in May 2016, when he came on as a substitute agains Panama in a 2-0 victory.
Bayern München James ‘really happy’ after swapping Real Madrid for Bayern Chris Burton 20:34 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Bayern München Bundesliga The Colombian playmaker took a while to settle in Germany following a summer loan switch, but has now found his feet and is enjoying his football James Rodriguez says he is “really happy” at Bayern Munich having traded life at Real Madrid for that at another “top club”.After finding regular game time hard to come by in the Spanish capital, the Colombia international opened himself up to a summer move.Various landing spots were mooted for the talented playmaker, but Bayern were to emerge victorious in the clamour for his services as they put an initial two-year loan deal in place. 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 James initially struggled to produce his best in new surroundings, but he has fully settled now and is flourishing as confidence returns to his game.“I’m very pleased with my first six months,” the 26-year-old told Sport1.“We can go into the holidays with a good feeling after the last few weeks and we hope to be successful next year as well.”Bayern entered the winter break in Germany sat 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.They have also reached the last-16 of the Champions League, with the return of Jupp Heynckes as an interim successor to the ousted Carlo Ancelotti helping to breathe new life in the club.The target now is to finish the campaign with another collection of silverware, with James confident that he has swapped one heavyweight outfit for another just as capable for challenging for the biggest prizes in football.He added: “Bayern are like Real Madrid – a club at the highest level.“They always want to win titles and are used to always having to win.“Without question, Bayern are a top club. It’s a new life for me, but I’ve settled well. I’m really happy here.”It has already been suggested that James’ form in Germany could see him welcomed back into the Real fold at some stage, but he has played down such talk and appears fully focused on the present for now.
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi vs. Tom Brady: Who has had a better ‘football’ career? Mike Slane Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(22) Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División UEFA Champions League Opinion WTF The Barcelona superstar and Patriots quarterback are both living legends — but which one has been more impressive in their sport? Lionel Messi and Tom Brady are often considered the greatest of all time in their respective sports. Messi has won everything there is to win on the club level in soccer, while Brady has a handful of Super Bowl rings and can add one more on Sunday. Both have racked up unbelievable amounts of individual honors during their careers on their way to becoming living legends.Although Brady is 10 years older than Messi, the New England Patriots quarterback got his career off to a later start than the Barcelona superstar. But for nearly two decades the two have been in the global spotlight and have only gotten better and better with no end point in sight.Which player has accomplished more? Who has had more of an impact on their sport? Goal takes a closer look at who will go down in history with a more impressive career:
Marco Verratti Verratti: PSG ‘ready for Real Madrid’ Nicholas McGee 04:16 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Neymar Toulouse v PSG PSG Toulouse Ligue 1 The midfielder believes he and his team-mates are ready for the challenge of their midweek Champions League last 16 tie Marco Verratti thinks he and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates are ready for their Champions League with Real Madrid, while manager Unai Emery has not decided on the XI he will name for the last 16 showdown.PSG beat Toulouse 1-0 on Saturday, the Ligue 1 leaders claiming victory as Neymar returned to action after sitting out the midweek Coupe de France win over Sochaux and scored the game’s only goal.Focus now shifts to Wednesday’s Champions League first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Verratti, who came off the bench in the win, believes PSG are set for the challenge. 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 “I think we’re ready for Real Madrid, it’s a very important game, very important for the season,” Verratti told Canal Plus after the win.”It’s huge for us, for the players for the supporters, we’ll be up against a great team in a great stadium. We need to focus.”I think it’s a 50-50 tie between us and Real Madrid, they’ll give everything they’ve got great players. We’ve got great recruits with Kylian [Mbappe] and Neymar.”Verratti will be expected to be named in the starting XI but there is plenty of debate surrounding who will play with him in central midfield.Thiago Motta returned from injury to play in the Coupe de la Ligue win over Rennes and the defeat of Sochaux but was not in the squad to face Toulouse.pic.twitter.com/SOZlfw6Mfa — PSG English (@PSG_English) February 10, 2018 Adrien Rabiot, Giovani Lo Celso and January acquisition Lassana Diarra played in a midfield three at the Stadium Municipal.But Emery kept his cards close to his chest as to who will be in the XI in the Spanish capital.He told Canal Plus: “I know everyone wants to know who will play on Wednesday but the important thing for me was today and, most importantly, the victory.”We will train for another three days, we will prepare well and we will decide quietly, without haste.”After insisting he does not know who will be in his team Emery was asked if PSG are ready for the challenge, to which he replied: “Yes, with one player or another.”
Man City midfielder Gundogan: Title-race on if we beat Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIlkay Gundogan says Manchester City can win the Premier League title – if they can beat Liverpool tonight.City are seven points off the league leaders ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated clash at the Etihad.”Of course, the pressure is great for us,” Gundogan told Sport Buzzer. “I think it’s a game that’s at the absolute top level. It’s going to be tight, as you’ve seen in the first 0-0 draw.”We have a chance to reduce the gap to four points now, and then I think the season is long enough to make up for that in the rest of the games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Graham Potter: Spurs win long time comingby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter says victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex was just rewards for their recent work.Potter commented on how the mood remained upbeat within the squad despite the results not going his players’ way.“They’ve had the belief despite the results. That gives you strength if you feel that you’re doing things in the right way.“We know we’ll still improve because it’s only our eighth game together. But the performances have been good and the players understand what we’re trying to do.”Today we had a bit of luck and that helped to grow our belief and confidence. Saying that though, I felt we produced a performance that was worthy of a 3-0 victory today.”
30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportThis year’s NFL Draft features a number of standout wide receivers, including Kansas State star Tyler Lockett. The Wildcat star caught 106 passes for 1,515 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and is showing off some of the skills that led to that remarkable season during Senior Bowl practices this week. Northwestern State cornerback Imoan Claiborne got the worst of it during today’s practice. CBS Sports projects Lockett as a second or third rounder. He can certainly help himself with a big week in Mobile in front of the many scouts at this week’s Senior Bowl.[@JoeGoodberry]
Juventus’s current dominance of Serie A was founded upon shrewd signings. During Beppe Marotta’s time as director general, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Fernando Llorente, Sami Khedira and Dani Alves were all brought in on free transfers. Consequently, it is hardly surprisingly that Fabio Paratici is now trying to emulate his mentor’s success by picking up Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for nothing. 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? As he said himself when confirming Juve’s interest in the Welshman: “His contract is expiring and we’re always alerted to situations the market offers.”The Bianconeri weren’t the only ones interested in Ramsey either. Marotta’s new club, Inter, were thought to be in pole position as recently as last month, while Gareth Bale was hoping that he would be joined at Real Madrid by his international colleague.The most lucrative offers came from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich but Ramsey looks all set to accept Juve’s deal, which will net the Welshman €7 million (£6.3m/$8m) a season.Given the intense competition, Ramsey represents something of a coup for the Italian champions but, in truth, the intense clamour for his services is more indicative of the inflated nature of the transfer market than the midfielder’s talent.No fee, no risk, essentially. Only there is no guarantee that Ramsey will even remain fit in Turin, let alone recapture his very best form.He has been out of action for at least a month on five occasions in the past three seasons alone and has played 30 games or more in the Premier League only once (2015-16) since 2013.In that sense, he actually looks like a perfect replacement for the injury-prone Sami Khedira, whose performances have deteriorated badly this season. Still, Juve believe that a healthy Ramsey would prove an excellent addition to their squad and they are certainly lacking a box-to-box midfielder with an eye for goal.They are hoping to see the Ramsey who netted 16 times in all competitions for Arsenal in 2013-14, or the Ramsey who was named in the Team of the Tournament after helping Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.Back then, Ramsey wasn’t flattered by the constant comparisons with Steven Gerrard, who was even moved to describe the Arsenal man as “the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League”.He has long since lost that title, though, and it is telling that it was Arsenal who decided against extending Ramsey’s contract at the Emirates – despite his enduring popularity with the fans as the man who scored winning goals in two FA Cup triumphs, in 2014 and 2017. The player had wanted to stay and was mystified by the club’s change of stance. “That’s a decision they have made,” he lamented, “and things happen in football and you just have to get on with it.”To his credit, he has done exactly that, performing well when called upon, often as an impact substitute, and nobody can fault his professionalism in recent weeks.“Some players would sulk and say, ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season, so it doesn’t really matter’, but his attitude has been spot on,” Ray Parlour recently told talkSPORT.And Ramsey’s strong work ethic is one of the reasons why those close to him believe that he can succeed in the demanding world of Juventus, where the standards are high and the expectations even higher.Certainly, as a bilingual Welshman, he should find the linguistic barrier easier to overcome than his compatriot Ian Rush, who quipped during his disastrous spell at Juventus in 1986-87, “I can hardly speak English that well, let alone a foreign language like Italian!”Still, as Rush apocryphally noted, Italy is “like a different country” from a footballing perspective and Ramsey will come under intense scrutiny because of his salary alone, with the 28-year-old set to become Juve’s joint second-highest earner after Cristiano Ronaldo, alongside Paulo Dybala. News of his imminent arrival has already sparked great debate in Turin, with the majority of fans underwhelmed by the acquisition of a player that rarely starts for the sixth-best team in the Premier League, one that Unai Emery quickly deemed unworthy of the £200,000-a week salary the former Cardiff City ace was demanding.Still, fitness issues permitting, he should see plenty of game time at Juve next season. The Bianconeri midfield is in need of an overhaul, with Khedira and Blaise Matuidi the wrong side of 30, and doubts persisting over Miralem Pjanic’s future at the club as well as Emre Can’s ability to prove himself as talented as he believes himself to be. A more high-profile midfielder is still expected to arrive in the summer to complement the industry of the rapidly improving Rodrigo Bentancur. Ramsey is, therefore, not viewed as the answer to Juve’s problems, merely a calculated gamble that could pay off handsomely, another shrewd signing to sustain the Bianconeri’s bid to sustain this unprecedented spell of success.As Pirlo recently told Sky Sport Italia, “Ramsey is a great purchase. Juventus are preparing another excellent deal. He is a strong player and could do very well.”The fear among Juve fans right now, though, is that as free transfers go, Ramsey will prove more Can than Pirlo.