September 16

Football: Badgers practices ahead of spring game at McClain Center

first_imgMoral was high Tuesday morning at the McClain Center as the Wisconsin football team lined up for practice at 8 a.m. sharp. Warming up and performing drills, the Badgers are preparing for the upcoming spring game approaching in a couple of weeks.Once the team finished their warm up, they split into different groups over the field to focus on their positions. Kickers set out to hone their craft with the aide of automated ball machines, the offensive lineman paired off to perform tackling drills with dummies, and receivers looked to improve their skills in pass and catch drills.Later in the practice, special teams lined up in the center of the field to practice kickoffs and kick returns. Last season, the Badgers fell in the middle of the pack when it came to special teams. Of 129 ranked FBS teams, Wisconsin placed 48th in punt return yardage and 68th in punt return defense, which is interesting as special teams are generally a strong suit of the Wisconsin football brand.Football: After first spring practice, Badgers ready to make serious run this yearThe University of Wisconsin football team is looking to follow up on one of the most successful seasons in program Read…Then, the starters and backup teams began a light scrimmage. Sophomore receiver A.J. Taylor had several amazing collaborations with redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook.Taylor dominated the majority of the plays as he completed passes from Hornibrook and escaped from defenders with ease as he sprinted into the end zone. Last season the versatile receiver and return-man played in all 14 games, starting three. He managed 31 receptions for 475 yards and collected five touchdownsRunning back Jonathan Taylor, who was named the Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season, looked like the same player Badger fans came to love in his first year in the cardinal and white, effortlessly avoiding defenders and bolting down field with blazing speed.Future appears bright for Wisconsin’s NFL prospectsThe University of Wisconsin has a history of sending players off to successful careers in the NFL. Let’s take a Read…After speaking with a few of the players after practice, they all mentioned that they are looking forward to the upcoming season and are excited to preview the new team as a unit during the Spring game. Clearly, the team has high hopes and the Badger Nation is anxious to see this team in action during the fall.The game will be hosted at the one and only Camp Randall Stadium on April 13. Tickets will be $5, with proceeds benefiting the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.last_img read more

September 16

Syracuse sweeps ACC Player of the Week honors

first_img Published on March 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) swept Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors.Brendan Bomberry earned offensive player of the week after scoring four goals against then-No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Two of those goals came within the final five minutes, as SU staged a comeback win down in Durham.Nick Mellen earned defense honors after holding the nation’s top scorer, Justin Guterding, to just two points on one goal and one assist. The Duke star had been averaging over six points per game.The honors come after the Orange moved up five spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings following the 15-14 win.Both players will look to keep it rolling this Saturday when the Orange hosts No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 0-0) at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

November 26

Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 3, Mi Bluetooth Speaker, Mi 5 & more

first_imgChinese company Xiaomi unveiled a whole gamut of products — the Redmi Note 3, Mi Bluetooth Speaker & more — for the Indian market on Thursday. The unveiling marks a new (and significant) chapter for Xiaomi in what is its second largest market after home turf China, according to company vice president for global, Hugo Barra.Here’s the entire list of products that were announced by Xiaomi on Thursday:–Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Xiaomi, as expected has brought the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 totting Redmi Note 3 Pro to India. The Redmi Note 3 is available in two variants back in China: once with MediaTek Helio X10 (the Redmi Note 3) CPU, and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor (the Redmi Note 3 Pro). The ongoing legal dispute between Xiaomi and Swedish firm Ericsson prohibits the former from selling MediaTek-based devices in India. This is probably why the company has brought the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 powered Redmi Note 3 Pro to India. Prices start at as low as Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM/16GB memory) and go all the way to Rs 11,999 (3GB RAM/32GB memory). Both the variants support expandable storage of up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Both the phones support dualSIM, 4G LTE and run Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7.The Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and supports Xiaomi’s proprietary Sunlight Display technology. The phone sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.It sports a full-metal unibody and features a fingerprint scanner on the back. It is backed by a 4,050mAh battery which supports fast charging.advertisementThe Redmi Note 3 will be available from March 9 on Amazon India and Xiaomi’s official website. The company plans to offer the phone through other online platforms and offline stores as well in the days to come.–Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker The recently unveiled Mi Bluetooth Speaker is coming to India this Holi, which means it’s coming to India in the last week of March itself. The company has priced it at Rs 1,999 and it will be sold online through only, just like the company’s other accessories.The Mi Bluetooth Speaker boasts of a full metal unibody and is the size of a pencil. Designed for portability on the go, the device comes with a microSD card port and built-in microphone. The Mi Bluetooth Speaker is backed by a 1,500mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 8 hours of music playback o single charge.–Xiaomi 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank Unveiled in China back in November 2015, the 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank joins the other portable power banks offered by the company: 16,000mAh, 10,400mAh, 10,000mAh and 5,000mAh. Xiaimo hasn’t disclosed pricing and availability details for now, but it’s coming to India soon.Unlike its other power banks, the 20,000mAh variant has an ABS plastic body which offers better grip and also prevents scratches, according to the company. At 338 grams, the 20,000mAh variant weighs less than the 16,000mAh variant (350 grams).Connectivity options include: two standard USB ports and one micro-USB port. With a maximum output of 5.1V/3.6 A, the 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank can charge a Mi 4 4.5 times, an iPhone 6 seven times, an iPad mini three times, and even a MacBook 1.2 times, according to the company.–One more thing… Xiaomi’s biggest surprise of the day has to be the Mi 5 . Xiaomi will launch the Mi 5 flagship phone in a month, announced Hugo Barra. To recall, the Mi 5 was globally unveiled by Xiaomi at the recently concluded MWC 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain. Barra had categorically said that the company will be focusing on core markets for now, with respect to the Mi 5, a phone that took two years in the making.The new Mi 5 phone comes with a 5.15-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a Qualcomm’s latest and greatest mobile processor, which is Snapdragon 820. It will be available in 2 RAM variants: 3GB and 4GB. It’s not clear yet whether or not both the variants will be coming to India. Further, the company is offering the Mi 5 in three storage variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Expandable storage is not supported.The Mi 5 sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with 4-axis optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. It’s rocking a Sony IMX298 sensor (first device in the world to ship with this sensor) and a Sapphire glass lens. The Mi5 also has a 4-megapixel camera on the front. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which is non-removable. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box.advertisementThe Mi 5 starts at $262 (roughly Rs 17,956) for the base 32GB/3GB RAM/3D glass body variant, while the top-end Mi 5 Pro costs $354 (roughly Rs 24,262).last_img read more

November 26


first_img# Glenn Maxwell (31 off 28 balls) has recorded his # Glenn Maxwell (31 off 28 balls) has recorded his highest score vs India in T20Is, bettering the 27 at Rajkot on October 10, 2013. # Aaron Finch has registered his third successive forty-plus innings vs India in T20Is – 44 at Adelaide on January 26, 2016; 74 at Melbourne on January 29 and 43 at Mohali on March 27. He has averaged 48.66 vs India in six innings – his tally being 292, including five innings of 35-plus. # Ravichandran Ashwin, playing in his 42nd match, has become the first Indian bowler to complete 50 wickets (ave.21.74) in T20Is. # Kohlis outstanding average in successful chases is 122.83 – his tally being 737 in 15 innings, includiing eight fifties – both records in T20Is. # Kohli has posted four fifties vs Australia in consecutive innings in T20Is – 90 not out at Adelaide on January 26, 2016, followed by 59 not out at Melbourne on January 29; 50 at Sydney on January 31 and 82 not out at Mohali on March 27. # Kohli took just 39 innings to reach his 1500 runs – the fastest by a batsman to this feat in T20Is. # Australia have managed 53 in their first four overs – their second highest in T20Is next only to the 55 vs West Indies at Sydney on February 23, 2010. # Mahendra Singh Dhoni has effected 60 dismissals (39 catches + 21 stumpings) in 67 matches, equalling Pakistans Kamran Akmals tally – 60 (28 ct + 32 st) in 54 matches. # Shane Watson, with 302 runs at an average of 50.33 in eight innings, is the first Australian batsman to complete 300 runs vs India in T20Is. His average is the highest by an Australian batsman vs India in T20Is (minimum 100 runs). # Dhoni and Kohli were associated in a match-winning unbroken partnership of 67 – Indias second highest for the fifth wicket vs Australia in World T20 next only to the 84 between Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh at Dhaka on March 30, 2014. # The above stand is the first fifty-run stand by Dhoni-Kohli pair in T20Is. Their superb average of 84.66 is the highest by any Indian pair in T20Is – their tally being 254 runs in ten innings (seven times not out). PTI Cor SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

November 18

BCCI CEO Johri among top 10 Sports Business Executive of Year

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been named among the top-10 Sports Business Executives of 2017 for anchoring a billion dollar IPL deal for the worlds richest cricket body at a time when the going was tough.According to a poll conducted by noted portal, Johri was placed fourth, primarily for BCCI getting richer by USD 2.55 billion after Star bagged the global media rights for Indian Premier League.Johri was also credited with anchoring IPL title sponsorship rights for USD 340 million.The other Indian in the list is Ipsita Dasgupta (President, Strategy & incubation, Star India), who was placed at No. 2 for her role in growth of popularity of Pro Kabaddi League.The top spot went to Ioris Francini, Co-President WWE- IMG, who was conferred with SportBusiness Executive of The Year award for “being the undisputed driving force behind the storming year for IMG”. PTI KHS AH AHlast_img read more