Manchester United’s recruitment under Jose Mourinho has been questioned by Paul Ince, with a centre-half storm raging on the back of previous deals for Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.The Red Devils bolstered their defensive ranks in 2016 and 2017, with big-money transfers pushed through for international performers.Neither Bailly nor Lindelof have entirely convinced at Old Trafford, though, with the pair enduring a forgettable afternoon alongside one another during a 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mourinho had been hoping to have more options at his disposal, having pursued the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire over the summer, but Ince feels he needs to shoulder more responsibility for additions that have already been made.The former United midfielder told Match of the Day 2: “He spoke about not getting the centre-halves. Has he got the players he wanted to get in?”He bought the two centre-halves and I don’t think he got them right.”[Chris] Smalling didn’t play [against Brighton], [Phil] Jones is injured. I’m not sure he’s got the right partnership.”While defensive frailties were highlighted against the Seagulls, United struggled as a collective to find fluency – with Paul Pogba questioning their attitude and preparation afterwards .Ince admits these are concerning times at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils failing to deliver on expectations.He added: “This is Manchester United. We expect better.”You’re not always going to play well as a team.”I’ve watched that game and I’m trying to work out what the tactics were.”I didn’t know how Manchester United were setting up, what their game plan was. I saw it with Brighton.”There was no cohesion, no pattern of play. What are they trying to do? What is their identity?”United will need to have answers to those questions by the time they welcome fellow top-four hopefuls Tottenham to Old Trafford next Monday .
Will they or won’t they? There was a lot of conjecture about whether Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma will get married, but the couple put an end to the suspense on Monday night, by sharing pictures of their wedding along with a promise “to be bound in love forever”.Soon, photos of the various ceremonies – haldi, mehendi, engagement – as well as the wedding went viral. Now, pictures of Virat and Anushka’s post-wedding party have surfaced on the internet and the new bride is seen sporting the traditional ‘chooda’. Virat and Anushka decided to keep their big day a private affair and flew off to Italy to keep their wedding away from the prying eyes of the media. It was a close-knit affair at a picturesque property in Tuscany called Borgo Finocchieto with only select friends and family in attendance.However, in contrast to their hush-hush wedding, their reception will be grand. Virat and Anushka will host a reception in Delhi on December 21 for their family. After this, another lavish reception will be held in Mumbai on December 26, which will be attended by the biggest names from the world of Cricket and Bollywood.ALSO SEE | FULL COVERAGE: Virushka WeddingWATCH | Virat-Anushka wedding: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals
BALTIMORE — CC Sabathia endured a shaky start and a lamentable finish during another frustrating night at Camden Yards.The big left-hander allowed four runs over seven innings April 14 in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.Sabathia (0-2) gave up a first-inning solo shot to Adam Jones, putting the Yankees in a hole from which they never recovered. “He got a two-seamer and put a good swing on it,” Sabathia said.The Yankees trailed 3-1 in the seventh before Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph tripled and scored on a fly ball for what turned out to be the decisive run.“That last inning, giving up that triple, really made the difference in the game,” Sabathia said. “I just need to make a better pitch there.”He walked one and struck out seven. Although Sabathia is 18-7 against the Orioles, he’s 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in his last seven starts in Baltimore.The 34-year-old was seeking his first win since April 24, 2014, after missing most of last season with a knee injury.This was a follow-up to his first outing of the season, April 10 against Toronto, when Sabathia gave up four earned runs in 5 2-3 innings.“I thought he was good again,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “He gave up a few hard hit balls. I like the way he is throwing.”Orioles manager Buck Showalter figures it’s only a matter of time before Sabathia finds his groove.“I thought he was very effective. He just ran into a pitcher who pitched very well,” Showalter said. “There will probably come a time when (Sabathia is) back up there at 94, 96 again. But he’s very effective because he’s so much more of a pitcher than people give him credit for. The two-seamer, the changeup, the breaking ball. He’s a complete pitcher.”Unlike Sabathia, Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) finished strong — he struck out the side in the seventh inning and walked off the mound with a 4-1 lead.Gonzalez allowed one run and four hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts. He walked one and permitted only one runner to pass second base.Kevin Gausman gave up two runs in the eighth, and Zach Britton got four outs for his second save.Alex Rodriguez was not in the Yankees’ the starting lineup for the first time this season. The 39-year-old is seeking a return to form after being suspended last season for drug use.Upon entering as a pinch hitter with two outs and none on in the ninth, Rodriguez received jeers from many in the crowd of 19,283. He bounced out to shortstop.Jones put the Orioles up 1-0 with his fourth home run in five games. He added a sacrifice fly in the third after Sabathia issued a leadoff walk.Baltimore made it 3-0 in the fourth when Delmon Young singled, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Joseph.Gonzalez retired 10 straight batters before Jacoby Ellsbury led off the sixth with a single. With two outs, Mark Teixeira hit an RBI double.New York closed to 4-3 in the eighth. Chase Headley singled in a run and scored when Alejandro De Aza dropped a fly to left.(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Samsung has been announcing a bunch of new smartphones under the Galaxy A-series over the past few weeks. Last week, the company launched the Galaxy A20 for the Indian market. The week before that, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A70 in China. The company is yet to reveal the price of the Galaxy A70 in China, but tipster Ishan Agarwal may have just provided the official pricing details. You can also expect the Galaxy A70 to come to India soon enough, although Samsung is yet to confirm this.According to the tipster, the Galaxy A70 will start at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 30,000) in China for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant will cost CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 34,000). The India pricing is likely to be similar, so you can expect the Galaxy A70 to start at around Rs 30,000 when it launches in the country.I have exclusively got to know that Samsung Galaxy A70 will launch in China for ¥2,999 for 6GB+128GB variant and ¥3,299 for 8GB+128GB variant. I expect a similar pricing in India and other Asian countries… What do you guys think? Worth the money? #Samsung #GalaxyA70 pic.twitter.com/vlxQUQERFwIshan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) April 8, 2019Samsung Galaxy A70 specificationsThe Galaxy A70 highlights a large and immersive Super AMOLED display. It sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) Infinity-U display with a 20:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The phone offers minimal bezels around the display and a droplet notch that houses a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera. The Galaxy A70 comes with a 3D glasstic rear panel in Blue, Black, White and Coral colour options that offer a prism-like gradient effect.advertisementA 2.0Ghz octa-core chipset powers the Galaxy A70. This SoC is paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB. The Galaxy A70 runs Android Pie with One UI out of the box.The Galaxy A70 offers triple rear cameras that includes a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. The handset supports 25W fast charging over Type-C, which should quickly charge the 4,500mAh battery housed inside.Samsung may talk about the Galaxy A70’s pricing and availability on April 10 at its “A Galaxy event” in Bangkok. The event is expected to see the launch of the Galaxy A90, which is tipped to be Samsung’s first phone with a pop-up camera.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A20 goes on sale today: Price, specs and how to buy in IndiaALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A90 concept video and specs show up: Rotating 48MP camera, 6.7-inch display and more