Android Owners: Netflix Has Good News and Bad News

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first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement I’m a “good news first” kinda guy, so here it goes: The good news is, manufacturers were showing off Netflix on Android devices this past week at the Mobile World Congress and it looks as good as you would expect. What’s the bad news, then?If you already own an Android device, Netflix likely won’t work on your device. As a matter of fact, it will only work on new devices and possibly not all of those. We’re placing a bet right now that “Netflix included!” is the tagline of the next successful generation of Android phones.Netflix first arrived on smartphones last August, landing on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Next, the service hit the Windows 7 platform. Android, however, has been elusive. According to a post on the company’s blog last November, the big problem with Netflix on Android is Digital Rights Management (DRM). Although we don’t have a common platform security mechanism and DRM, we are able to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content protection to their devices. Unfortunately, this is a much slower approach and leads to a fragmented experience on Android, in which some handsets will have access to Netflix and others won’t. This clearly is not the preferred solution, and we regret the confusion it might create for consumers. However, we believe that providing the service for some Android device owners is better than denying it to everyone.This week, the first of those DRM-compliant devices began to surface. Laptop Magazine has posted demonstrations from Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, which show a beta version of Netflix streaming video on Android devices. Take a look at Laptop Magazine’s article if you want the real nitty-gritty on processors and security protocols, but the long and short of it is, we’re likely to begin seeing stickers boasting “Now with Netflix!” on new Android phones. So where does this leave you? If you own an Android phone or tablet today, it sounds like you won’t be able to run the Netflix Watch Instantly app. And if you buy a brand new Android phone or tablet later this year, your device may or may not have the appropriate DRM libraries to run the application, even if you know what processor it has in it. Talk about fragmentation!And just in case you’re one of those “pics or it didn’t happen” types, here are the videos: Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Tags:#mobile#NYT#Video Services#web center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … mike melansonlast_img read more

Low voter turnout in urban Pune raises Congress hopes for a new start

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first_imgA sharp decline in voting in Pune’s urban pockets is raising concern in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while giving hope to the Congress. A battered Congress, whose position in Pune city has progressively deteriorated in the past decade following senior leader Suresh Kalmadi’s drift into political oblivion, is hoping for a positive outcome in the Kasba Peth and Pune Cantonment Assembly segments.This could spark a minor renaissance in the party’s sagging fortunes in the city, said observers.Disappointing figuresIn the 2014 Assembly polls, the BJP had swept all eight seats in the city. This time, however, the urban segments of Kasba Peth, Shivajinagar and Pune Cantonment witnessed especially disappointing turnouts, recording poll percentage figures of 43, 43.65 and 42.68 respectively.In 2014, the Kasba Peth segment had recorded a figure as high as 61.57%, while Shivajinagar and the Pune Cantonment constituencies had recorded 52.12% and 47.24% respectively. Even the Kothrud Assembly segment, the focus of all electoral contests in Pune and the State owing to the BJP fielding its State chief, Chandrakant Patil, recorded a dismal turnout with only 47% voters exercising their franchise as compared with a 56% turnout in 2014.In the Kasba Peth segment, the BJP’s candidate is Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak, a scion of ‘Lokmanya’ Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s family, who faced the Congress’s Arvind Shinde, a three-time corporator. Ms. Tilak was given a ticket after Girish Bapat, the ‘unchallenged king’ of the seat since 1995, was elected as MP from Pune earlier this year. However, Ms. Tilak has had to contend with factionalism with BJP corporators Ganesh Bidkar and Hemant Rasane being disgruntled upon being denied a ticket. While the Pune Mayor has expressed confidence in securing a clear victory, the Congress is hoping this disaffection within BJP ranks is reflected in the low voter turnout. The local Congress leaders had mounted a low-key campaign that brought home unresolved civic issues as opposed to the BJP’s high-voltage extravaganzas that culminated with the Prime Minister’s public meeting in Pune.“Our campaign was not a below-the-belt one and we refrained from personal attacks on BJP candidates. Instead, we focused solely on extremely local, civic issues germane to residents in the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) area, the Kasba Peth and other segments and not on Article 370 or Kashmir as we anticipated the BJP would do,” said Ramesh Iyer, secretary and spokesperson, Pune City Congress.According to Mr. Iyer, despite the BJP having won the Pune Municipal Corporation election in 2017 by a landslide, the problems of crumbling wadas in Kasba Peth, traffic congestion and water shortages in both the Cantonment and the Kasba areas remain unresolved. Dissatisfied with his work in the Pune Cantonment area, the BJP had dropped Dilip Kamble, its two-time Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and erstwhile minister of State (MoS) for social justice and special assistance in the cabinet reshuffle in June. Mr. Kamble was denied a ticket as well. Instead, his brother Sunil Kamble, a long-time corporator, was fielded from the Cantonment segment, where he faced off against city Congress chief Ramesh Bagwe, a former MLA and erstwhile minister of State for home in the Congress-NCP government.“In his capacity as MoS for social justice, Dilip Kamble failed to bring about any development in Pune Cantonment. He was hardly to be seen among his constituents. The same is the case with his brother. Moreover, the duo lack the rapport that Ramesh Bagwe shares with the various communities and sections in the area,” says a city-based analyst.‘VBA a spoiler’Mr. Iyer said Mr. Bagwe had succeeded in bringing special funds for the development of the PCB between 2009 and 2014 and had utilised it to improve internal roads and repair water pipelines, among other things. “In 2014, the BJP had taken a lead of 12,000 votes in the Cantonment segment owing mainly to Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) queering our pitch in the Mangalwar Peth area, which led to a fragmentation of traditional Congress votes. This time, we told people that the VBA is a spoiler and voting for them was a waste as it would harm the development of the PCB,” said Mr. Iyer, who is confident of Congress victories in at least two seats.last_img read more

Ind vs WI: India struggle in second Test

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first_imgIndia’s top-order struggled against a fiery West Indies pace attack as the visitors were reduced to 44 for four at lunch on the first day of the second Test at the bouncy Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Tuesday.West Indies pacers exploited the conditions well and took two cheap India wickets early on to reduce the visitors to eight for two after skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to field.Admirable Ravi Rampaul wreaked havoc, picking up three wickets in his two spells for figures of 8-5-4-3 at the break.Opener Murali Vijay (11) and VVS Laxman weathered the storm after the early slump, adding 30 runs for the third wicket before the former was dismissed by Rampaul.A lot was expected from Virat Kohli (0) but the Delhi batsman lasted for just two balls before being sent back packing by Rampaul as India slumped further to 38-4.Laxman was batting on 23 and Suresh Raina (0) had just joined him at the crease.Runs were hard to come by for the visitors on a bouncy pitch against an occasionally hostile but always disciplined West Indian attack.Opener Abhinav Mukund could do little better than lob a catch off the handle of his bat against Rampaul in the second over of the morning.It’s the eighth straight innings that Rampaul has got an opener’s scalp in his first spell this season, discounting the two straightforward chances put down, including the costly miss of Rahul Dravid by skipper Darren Sammy in the first Test.– With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Ex-Olympiacos’ Manager Ernesto Valverde Named Barcelona’s New Coach

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first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has hired former player Ernesto Valverde as its new coach.The club confirmed on Monday that the longtime Athletic Bilbao and Olympiacos manager will replace Luis Enrique, who ended his three-year stint after winning the Copa del Rey on Saturday.A former forward, the 53-year-old Valverde played two seasons with Barcelona in the late 1980s and was coached by Johan Cruyff, the Dutch great who gave Barcelona its winning identity.The expected announcement was made by Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu after a club board meeting.Valverde’s official introduction will be on Thursday.The calm-mannered Valverde is known for an attacking style that should fit well with Barcelona.His teams prioritize ball possession and like to pressure high in the attack while without the ball. His most used scheme with Athletic was the 4-2-3-1, with a true striker up front.It was a style that helped Athletic play offensively and remain highly competitive, constantly fighting for qualification spots in European competitions. It finished seventh in the Spanish league.Valverde led Athletic to victory over Barcelona in the final of the 2015 Spanish Super Cup, which marked the team’s first title in more than three decades. It won the first leg of that final 4-0 with an inspiring performance at its San Mames Stadium.He announced he was leaving Athletic last week after four seasons. He also coached Athletic from 2003-05. Valverde has coached the most matches in Athletic’s history. He also played for the club from 1990-96.His other jobs were at Espanyol, Olympiakos, Villarreal and Valencia. He led Espanyol to the UEFA Cup final in 2007, losing to Sevilla in a penalty shootout.Luis Enrique left Barcelona this weekend after helping the club win nine titles out of a possible 13 in the three seasons he was with the Catalan club. He made the surprise announcement he would quit back in March, saying he needed to rest.It was Barcelona’s worst season under Luis Enrique, despite winning two titles, the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey. It was eliminated by Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and lost the Spanish league to Real Madrid in the final round.Valverde will have in his hands a team with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, but he will eventually need to start revamping part of an aging squad that includes veterans Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique.His first official match will likely be against rival Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final in August.TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

REGGIE WATTS MUSICAL MIRTH DOESNT NEED TO BE EXPLAINED ANY MORE

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first_img Facebook Advertisement By Raju Mudhar Twitter His act often mixes live sampling and beatboxing, along with plenty of punchlines.He’s definitely a polymath, who is also an actor, and currently the bandleader on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Reggie Watts performs at the Sony Centre on Sept. 29. (VIA JFL42.COM) “Maybe some people go, ‘He’s a comedian,’ but now that I do The Late Late Show, ‘He’s also a musician.’“Ultimately it just comes down to, ‘Oh this person is just a creative person,’ and could do comedy, could do music, could do theatre, could do videos, could do whatever,” he says.“But also, I just like it when people are confused and surprised. Look, it is continually a surprise to me: ‘Oh wow, this works.’ Like it gets you places.”One of the biggest changes for Watts in taking The Late Late Show gig has meant he has stopped constantly touring — resulting in a physical transformation. He has lost more than 60 pounds and packed on 20 pounds of muscle.“It’s a goal I had for a very long time and just because of touring, it was very difficult to achieve it on a willpower front. But I took the gig for The Late Late Show, and half the reason I took that gig was that I wouldn’t have an excuse to really not be in shape anymore,” he says.“It’s great to accomplish that goal, it was something I wanted to do for a very, very long time.”Watts says he’s currently shopping another comedy special. Asked about the state of the standup industry, he sees good and bad in the platforms that are focusing on it.“It’s interesting, because Netflix has triggered a response in a few other entities, as far as buying comedy specials, like in Amazon and Apple, and Hulu and a few others.“They continue to do what they do with their original programming, which is just put out as much as possible. Like, it’s great having a lot of standup specials, but when you have a glut, sometimes it can be confusing. At the same time, it’s nice to see a lot of voices getting out there. It’s a weird time.”He likes the fact that there is more diversity in comedians. One of his favourites: Baroness Von Sketch, the lauded all-female troupe on CBC.“I think they are great. The world that they see is through their lens, in a specific way that’s refreshing because no one else has that voice,” he says.You could say the exact same thing about him. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: There is a small club of people who get the chance to be a bandleader on a late-night talk show. But among them, Reggie Watts is probably the most unique.Watts, who comes to town as one of the headliners on Sept. 29 as part of the JFL42 comedy festival, is obviously very musical.But he has also been working as a comedian for years, mining what he variously describes as an “absurd,” “nerdy” and “silly” vein of comedy. He appeared for years on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast and TV show, and recently recorded and released an electronic music album in collaboration with John Tejada, under the band name Wajatta.It’s that project that has him excited to try out something cutting edge for what’s he doing next.“I am getting ready for a music video for my music project, which I did with John Tejada. We’re shooting it in Intel’s large-scale volumetric capture lab, which you can just go in and move around, and it’s all captured, and turned into whatever (augmented or virtual reality) you want it to. So we’re going to make the first music video using that technology.”Watts first hit some Toronto fans’ radar in 2010, when he opened at Massey Hall for Conan O’Brien, when the latter left NBC’s Tonight Show on bad terms and went on his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.But the musical nature of much of what he does has meant you may have seen him here on a North by Northeast festival stage or as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival.Now he’s a JFL42 headliner performing on Saturday at the Sony Centre — and being interviewed about his distinctive sort of creativity earlier that day as part of the festival’s parallel ComedyCon lineup of chats and podcast tapings.Watts says he has got to the point where his mix of music and comedy doesn’t have to be explained to the audience as it once was, and his continued success shows that it is working. Advertisementlast_img read more

We Came Up With A New Way To Determine Baseballs Top PowerSpeed

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9Y. Moncada869087.6T. Story789886.9 Baseball has always prized players who can hit the ball a country mile or run like the wind. And when the same player can do both of those things, he becomes the stuff of legends — like when Willie Mays hit 36 home runs and swiped 40 bases in 1956, or when Jose Canseco inaugurated the 40-40 club in 1988.So, who is today’s version of Mays or Canseco — the best mix of both power and speed? There is the traditional way of measuring it, but we can do a better job using MLB’s new Statcast metrics, which track the exact velocity of a ball off a player’s bat and the speed of his body around the basepaths.Bill James originally captured a player’s combination of slugging and running by inventing a statistic called the Power/Speed Number, introduced in his 1980 “Baseball Abstract.” The formula is simply the harmonic mean of home runs and stolen bases: two times home runs times stolen bases, divided by the sum of home runs and stolen bases. “It is so crafted that a player who does well in both home runs and stolen bases will rate high,” James wrote, “and his rating is determined by the balance of the two as well as by the total.”According to this basic accounting system, the best combo of power and speed in any single season belonged to Alex Rodriguez in 1998, when he hit 42 home runs and stole 46 bases — just the third of four 40/40 seasons in MLB history.1The most recent was Alfonso Soriano’s in 2006. The best Power/Speed Number last season belonged to Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians, who hit 39 home runs and stole 34 bases; that season is tied for 31st all-time in James’s metric.For this season, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson led baseball on April 18 with a 4.8 Power/Speed Number (four homers and six steals) — though that’s not really comparable to full-season numbers because the metric is a mean of two cumulative stats, meaning that it grows as the season goes on.2The career leader in Power/Speed is Barry Bonds with a mark of 613.9 — gargantuan relative to the single-season record of 43.9. A better way to get numbers that resemble full-season stats is to combine actual results from the first few weeks of the season with rest-of-season projected homers and steals from FanGraphs’ depth charts. After we did that, the top projected Power/Speed player of 2019 was Adalberto Mondesi of the blazing-fast Kansas City Royals — he’s on pace for 48 stolen bases and 22 home runs. Starling Marte24.9Tim Anderson24.0Eric Davis198640.4 1M. Trout919592.9C. Bellinger999596.6 3T. Story889892.5R. Acuña889892.3 * Harmonic mean of the percentile ranks for exit velocity and sprint speed2019 numbers through April 18Source: Baseball Savant Mookie Betts31.0Ronald Acuna27.4Eric Davis198742.5 Javier Baez26.0Jonathan Villar24.0Barry Bonds199040.4 7S. Ohtani978188.1H. Pence918587.8 Mondesi certainly is fast — he ranks second in all of baseball (behind Minnesota’s Byron Buxton) in Statcast’s sprint speed metric, which tracks a player’s velocity on running plays in which he is theoretically hustling. His pop is also impressive for a speedster. If Mondesi were to hit his projections, he would be in great company: The 40/40 club’s lesser cousin, in which a player has 20 homers and 40 steals, has been done only 50 times in history and not at all since 2013. But according to Statcast, the average exit velocity of Mondesi’s batted balls is 88.9 miles per hour, which puts him in the bottom half of all qualified hitters.3Minimum 25 batted-ball events.Homers and steals are proxies for power and speed, but they’re imperfect ones. If we use Statcast’s rankings as the basis for a new conception of James’s old Power/Speed Number — measuring power with exit velocity and speed with sprint velocity — it turns out that there are hitters who do an even better job than Mondesi of combining these two facets of the game.I took every player who had at least one batted-ball event and one running event in every 1.8 games through April 184Which worked out to about 10 so far this season and about 90 over a full season. and calculated his percentile rank in each category. Then, like with James’s original metric, I took the harmonic mean of those two values for a combined score that rewards high rankings in both power and speed.Last season’s top power-speed player was — who else? — Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, who ranked 31st in exit velocity and 17th in sprint speed.Of course, Trout also ranked fifth on our original Power/Speed leaderboard … but where is Ramirez in this updated version? Surprisingly, the Indians’ MVP candidate was only 85th in the new ranking, despite leading MLB in James’s metric. He had a lot more steals and homers than we would have expected from his raw physical tools. As my colleague Travis Sawchik documented last season, Ramirez made up for a lack of pure power with a concerted focus on lifting the ball in the air to his pull side, particularly to right field as a lefty hitter. (Ramirez hits from both sides of the plate.) He was also smart about picking his spots as a base-stealer, ranking seventh in stolen-base percentage with an 85 percent success rate.But this version of the Power/Speed Number is more about measuring the skills that help lead to home runs and steals — rather than the homers and steals themselves — so players like Ramirez are out in favor of those like the Braves’ great young left fielder Ronald Acuña Jr., who consistently hits rockets off the bat and is one of the fastest runners in the sport. Trea Turner26.4C. Yelich24.0Bobby Bonds197340.9 8A. Altherr849287.9J. Báez928487.4 Acuña was second last year and is third so far in 2019, coming up on the heels of Buxton (who might be the anti-Ramirez — he has one of the league’s highest average exit velocities despite zero home runs this season or last). But neither player ranks No. 1. That honor belongs to Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers.The power part isn’t shocking. Bellinger already has 11 home runs this season, second in the majors behind Christian Yelich. He’s leading the majors in an absurd array of stats, including wins above replacement, batting average, slugging percentage, hits, runs, total bases and on-base plus slugging (OPS). Through April 18, Bellinger ranked sixth in average exit velocity at 95.9 miles per hour.But speed? According to FanGraphs, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Bellinger was rated by scouts as a “45” in the category back in 2017, with average at 50. And yet, Bellinger was up to 16th in Statcast sprint speed at 29.0 feet per second, tied with Kansas City speed-merchant Billy Hamilton (!). In just the first three weeks of the season, Bellinger already had 27 of what Statcast classifies as “competitive runs,” which contribute to his average, so it’s unlikely that the radar-trackers merely picked up a few aberrant readings. That’s particularly the case since Bellinger also ranked 35th overall in sprint speed last season, with a 28.8 feet-per-second average over 224 competitive runs.Interestingly, the power component might be the more likely area of regression for Bellinger. Although he exploded for 39 home runs in his first 132 major league games in 2017, his power dipped last season, with an average exit velocity that didn’t rank among the top quarter of MLB hitters. He appears to have made adjustments after a classic sophomore-slump campaign, blistering the ball early this season, but Bellinger has the longer track record of having an elite sprint speed than having elite batted-ball metrics.Bellinger is simply surprisingly fast in terms of in-game speed. And that works in concert with his crazy mashing to make him MLB’s best power-speed player in the early part of this season.Check out our latest MLB predictions. C. Yelich27.3Mookie Betts24.8Jose Canseco198841.0 Mike Trout29.7Jose Ramirez26.9Barry Bonds199641.0 6T. Hernández948588.9N. Goodrum909089.9 Who combines the best Statcast power and speed metrics?2018 and 2019 MLB leaders in percentile ranks for both power (by average exit velocity) and speed (by average sprint speed) 2018 Leaders2019 Leaders 5T. Pham978590.5M. Trout919090.4 10M. Chapman987987.2J. Martin898486.2 2R. Acuna889892.5B. Buxton9110095.5 Tim Anderson22.6Javier Baez23.8A. Soriano200240.0 * Projected full-season Power/Speed Numbers (as of April 18, 2019) according to FanGraphs’ depth chartsSources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Jose Ramirez36.3A. Mondesi30.2Alex Rodriguez199843.9 Trevor Story31.2Mike Trout27.8A. Soriano200643.4 2018 Leaders2019 Leaders*All-Time Leaders F. Lindor30.2Trevor Story27.4R. Henderson198642.4 PlayerpowerspeedMean*PlayerpowerspeedMean* Baseball’s best at combining homers and stealsThe top players in 2018, 2019* and all-time according to Bill James’s Power/Speed Number (PSN) 4C. Yelich958891.4J. Alfaro939091.4 PlayerPSNPlayerPSNPlayerYearPSN read more

Week in review Reds top Indians in Battle of Ohio

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Cleveland IndiansAfter going 4-2 the previous week, the Indians struggled this week, going 1-6.Cleveland lost outfielder Grady Sizemore and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the disabled list and was swept at Tampa Bay and at home against Kansas City.The toughest loss of the week came Wednesday night when the Indians had a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning against Kansas City, but lost 8-4 after closer Kerry Wood gave up five runs in the inning.But the Indians were able to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Sunday to end their six-game losing streak.Stud: Trevor Crowe. After being called up from minor league affiliate Columbus, Crowe hit safely in six of his seven starts and had five RBIs. In the win over Cincinnati, Crowe went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and stole his third base of the week.Dud: Kerry Wood. In Wednesday’s game against the Royals, Wood gave up five runs in the top of the ninth to give the Royals an 8-4 win. For the season, Wood is 0-2 with one save and one blown save, both coming in the last five games.Up Next: The Indians open with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field before traveling to Yankee Stadium Friday for a four-game series with the New York Yankees. Cincinnati RedsThe Reds were two walk-offs shy of a perfect week.Cincinnati started off with a two-game series at Milwaukee. In the first game, a Jonny Gomes three-run home run sparked a five-run seventh inning to break open a tie game as the Reds won 6-3.In the second game, the Reds were down 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth when Scott Rolen’s two-run shot and Joey Votto’s walk-off single won the game for the Reds, completing the sweep over the Brewers.The Reds then played a two-game series at Atlanta, with some different results.The Reds tied the first game at 4-4 in the top of the ninth, only to see Jason Heyward hit the game-winning single for the Braves with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, as the Reds lost 5-4.The second game might go down as one of the more embarrassing losses in recent memory, as the Reds couldn’t hold on to a seven-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, losing the game 10-9.But the Reds didn’t let the big loss bother them, as they finished the week with a series win over the Indians.In the first game, Laynce Nix had three hits, including a go-ahead double in the sixth inning that put the Reds up 5-4. The Reds won the game 7-4.The second game against the Tribe was Nix’s third straight game with a home run. Jay Bruce also went 4-for-4 in the game as the Reds beat the Indians 6-4.In Sunday’s game, Scott Rolen hit two home runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Reds lost to the Indians 4-3.Studs: Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix. Trying to decide which of the Reds’ hot-hitting left-fielders to start is a good problem to have. This week, the two combined for 13 hits and 13 RBIs.Duds: Cincinnati’s bullpen in the second game against the Braves. They had a 9-3 lead, and all they had to do was get three outs before the Braves scored six runs, which they proved is harder than it looks.Next Week: The Reds will stay at home for another full week of baseball, as they will play four games against the Pirates followed by three games against the Astros. read more

Pogba insists future is with Man Utd

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first_imgPaul Pogba is certain that his future is at Manchester United, despite the reported interest from Paris Saint-GermainThe France international joined United for a second spell in the summer of 2016 for a then-world record fee of £89.3m, but has struggled to replicate his impressive performances with Juventus on a consistent basis at Old Trafford and found himself benched recently by Jose Mourinho for his lacklustre displays.Due to his ongoing struggles, PSG are reportedly keeping a close watch on the situation and his agent Mino Raiola is is believed to have offered his client to the Ligue 1 champions recently.While it is rumoured that Mourinho would be happy to sell the midfielder in the summer, Pogba has now insisted that his only focus is on United.“Right now, I am at Manchester United and I am honestly only thinking about the present. Transfers are not in my head,” he told Canal Football Club (via Football365).harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You know, if I listened to everyone, I would be everywhere.“We are in the [FA] Cup final and the World Cup is around the corner.“I don’t have a problem with him, and I don’t think he has a problem with me.“He’s the coach and he has to make choices. I am a player and I accept them. I have to answer on the pitch.”last_img read more

Guardiola on Neymar move Everythings possible

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first_imgPep Guardiola believes that while a departure from Paris Saint-Germain this summer for Neymar is unlikely, he refused to rule it out as in football “everything is possible”The Brazilian star moved to PSG in a world record fee last summer for €220m, but has since been linked with a switch to Real Madrid amid reports that he is unhappy at the French capital.While acknowledging that a shock transfer to Madrid cannot be ruled out, Guardiola believes that it will not be easy for Neymar to just leave PSG.“Madrid? Yes, I’ve seen that, but I don’t know, I don’t know,” said the former Barcelona boss, according to Goal.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I know that it’s not easy to leave PSG. Leaving PSG will not be easy because PSG are PSG, but in football, we know that everything’s possible.”However, Guardiola was able to deny the speculation linking Neymar with a surprise transfer to Manchester City.“Will he sign for Manchester City? I’m not going to PSG and he’s not coming to Manchester,” he said.Neymar was crowned Ligue 1 Player of the Year, despite missing a large part of the season, with the forward scoring 19 goals and contributing to 13 assists as PSG won the league title by 13 points from last year’s winners AS Monaco.last_img read more