25 days agoMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelsea

first_imgMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelseaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarko Mitrovic has no regrets over his time with Chelsea.The Swedish striker joined the Blues as a 16 year-old from Malmo and spent five years with the giants before moving onto Brescia.He recalled to Fotbollskanalen: “It was a wonderful period. I scored a lot of goals during my years there and won the FA Youth Cup with the team. It was real elite football, the training sessions were top-notch. “Every session with players like Drogba, Terry and Lampard taught me a lot.”I had a good relationship with coach Carlo Ancelotti, won the reserve league and the FA Youth Cup, and thought I would reach the A team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemateby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he supports VAR after their 0-0 draw with Real Valladolid.The Argentine claimed that some teams used to never have penalties called against them at home and that VAR has made things fairer.”Thomas wanted to touch it and the player put a leg in front, but the truth is I didn’t really see it,” he said after the draw of the Sandro penalty incident.”I have no doubt that VAR is a help.”Obviously there are times when it favours you or when it doesn’t, but there used to be stadiums where you wouldn’t get a penalty.”Now, with VAR, we have the possibility to understand all instances that were penalties.” last_img read more

10 days agoLe Tissier insists Southampton can win trophy this season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier insists Southampton can win trophy this seasonby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton legend Matt Le Tissier insists they can win a trophy this season. To progress in the Carabao Cup, they will have to overcome current holders Manchester City in the next round.But with the FA Cup also up for grabs Le Tissier believes Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side should be targeting a trophy, as well as improvement in the Premier League.“I think we’re realistic enough to know that we’re not going to win the Premier League,” he told the Daily Echo.“But we got to the final of the League Cup a couple of seasons ago and just lost out narrowly to Manchester United.“So there’s no reason why we can’t win a trophy this season.” last_img read more

Miami Created A Cool Map Showing The Locations Of All 29 Current ‘Cane Commits

first_imgmap showing location of their commits.Twitter/@CanesFootballTo say that Miami is off to a fast start in recruiting is a massive understatement. The U already has 20 commits for its 2016 class, six for the class of 2017, and three for 2018. Perhaps most impressively, all 29 players from from Florida, with most of them coming from the Miami area. Al Golden and his staff will apparently barnstorm the state over the next three weeks in recruiting, and put together a very impressive map of the 29 current commits.Tomorrow. Day 1 of 3 straight weeks in the F-L-A!!! #Swag16, #Squad17 & #Storm18, we are coming for !!! pic.twitter.com/8Nqv9DrnFV— Hurricanes Football (@CanesFootball) May 4, 2015Miami currently has the No. 2 ranked classes in each of the next three years. Al Golden is probably coaching for his job this fault, but coming out of the gates like this on the recruiting trail won’t hurt his status either.last_img read more

Liverpool banish Real demons to seal Champions League trophy

first_imgMohamed Salah put last season’s final heartbreak behind him by setting up a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid and a sixth Champions League triumph for Liverpool.Egypt star Salah was infamously injured in a challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos before the Reds subsided to a 3-1 defeat in Kiev 12 months ago but grabbed the opener in a largely forgettable contest at the Wanda Metropolitano.The Premier League Golden Boot winner dispatched a second-minute penalty after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball. 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? Liverpool and their Premier League counterparts played in fits and starts thereafter, with Spurs enjoying their most consistent spell of pressure before substitute Divock Origi added to his semi-final brace against Barcelona by drilling clinically into the bottom-right corner three minutes from time.01:48 – Mohamed Salah’s opener for Liverpool is the second fastest goal in a Champions League final, only behind Paolo Maldni (00:50) for AC Milan versus Liverpool in 2005. Blocks. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/xymH4g79DG— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 1, 2019After a moment’s appreciation was observed for the late Jose Antonio Reyes the game began in dramatic fashion.Sissoko errantly brought his arm away from his body and, under the current interpretations of the handball rule, was always likely to be punished once struck by Sadio Mane’s chipped cross.Salah emphatically drilled the spot kick past Hugo Lloris.Trent Alexander-Arnold sent a low drive whistling wide in the 18th minute and the Liverpool defender made a vital intervention as Son Heung-min threatened to go through on goal shortly afterwards.Lloris tipped over from the Reds’ other full-back, Andy Robertson, as a scrappy first-half yielded no further goals.Alexander-Arnold intervened to thwart Son once more after the break, with Klopp’s decision to send on Origi and James Milner suggesting a focus upon containment.But Milner almost gave the Reds breathing space when he drove narrowly wide from 18 yards in the 69th minute.Spurs’ semi-final hero Lucas Moura scuffed a shot too close to fellow Brazilian Alisson, who did well to repel Christian Eriksen’s rasping free-kick.It fell to Origi to make sure for Liverpool and he made no mistake with a sweetly struck left-footed effort after Tottenham failed to clear a corner and Joel Matip nudged the ball into his path. #SixTimes pic.twitter.com/jVvGdhvZXZ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 1, 2019What does it mean? Liverpool cap historic season by ending Klopp’s final woesAfter six consecutive losses in major finals, Jurgen Klopp has his hands on silverware once more. Although this was not the contest to set pulses racing that many expected, few will begrudge the affable German and his fabulous team this success after a 97-point haul was not enough for Premier League glory.The scale of Mauricio Pochettino’s achievement in getting Tottenham to this showpiece should be similarly appreciated, although attention will now turn towards his future after some mixed messages from the Argentine in that regard.Record-breaking Alexander-Arnold displays poise of a veteranThe 20-year-old England right-back became the youngest player to start consecutive Champions League finals. Although there was nothing as eye-catching as the quick-thinking corner that helped to down Barcelona, Alexander-Arnold snuffed out two of Tottenham’s most dangerous moments with exemplary defending and was a persistent threat when he raided forward.Ailing Alli falls short as Spurs’ frontline fail to fireTottenham steadied themselves impressively after a nightmare start but their much-vaunted attacking quartet failed to build upon that foundation. Son’s touch was frequently loose and a lack of ammunition from Eriksen meant questions over Harry Kane’s match sharpness never received a clear answer either way. Dele Alli, so impressive in the quarter-final and semi-final triumphs was the worst of an underwhelming bunch – a tame 73rd-minute chip into Alisson’s palms and subsequently misjudged header from Kieran Trippier’s cross encapsulating his performance.Key Opta Facts:- Liverpool have won their sixth Champions League/European Cup trophy – twice as many as any other English team has won (Man Utd, three).- Jurgen Klopp is the fourth Liverpool manager to win the Champions League/European Cup, after Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Rafael Benitez.- Klopp is the fifth German boss to win the Champions League/European Cup, after Dettmar Cramer, Jupp Heynckes, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Udo Lattek but he is only the second German to win the trophy with a non-German side (also Heynckes, with Real Madrid).- Mauricio Pochettino has lost both of his major finals as Tottenham boss, also losing the EFL Cup final versus Chelsea in 2015. – Tottenham appeared in their first ever European Cup/Champions League final, becoming the eighth different English side to do so. Indeed, the last six first-time finalists have ended up on the losing side (Spurs 2019, Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000).- Mohamed Salah’s opener for Liverpool was the second fastest goal in a Champions League final, only behind Paolo Maldini (00:50) for AC Milan versus Liverpool in 2005.What’s nextA well-earned rest will have to wait for the 10 Liverpool and Spurs players who have Nations League Finals commitments in Portugal next week. Jurgen Klopp’s men will contend the Community Shield against treble-winners Manchester City at Wembley in August. read morelast_img read more

Wolves 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

first_imgWolves had an incredible first full season back in the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship, securing a seventh-placed finish and beating the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal along the wayNuno Espirito Santo will be expected to push on this upcoming season having secured Raul Jimenez’s £30 million signing from Benfica on a permanent basis. He also secured Europa League football for the club, marking the first time that Wolves will participate in European competition since 1981.They kick off their league campaign with a trip to Leicester City before hosting Manchester United in their first home match at Molineux a week later. 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? Their final home game of the campaign sees them host Crystal Palace on the penultimate weekend before visiting Chelsea on the closing day.Wolves’ full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Wolves Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Wolverhampton 17/08/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester United 24/08/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Burnley 31/08/2019 15:00 Everton v Wolverhampton 14/09/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Chelsea 21/09/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton 28/09/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Watford 05/10/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Wolverhampton 19/10/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton 26/10/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton 02/11/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Wolverhampton 09/11/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Aston Villa 23/11/2019 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Wolverhampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sheffield United 03/12/2019 19:45 Wolverhampton v West Ham United 07/12/2019 15:00 Brighton v Wolverhampton 14/12/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur 21/12/2019 15:00 Norwich City v Wolverhampton 26/12/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Manchester City 28/12/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Wolverhampton 01/01/2020 15:00 Watford v Wolverhampton 11/01/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Newcastle United 18/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 21/01/2020 19:45 Wolverhampton v Liverpool 01/02/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Wolverhampton 08/02/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Leicester City 22/02/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Norwich City 29/02/2020 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton 07/03/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Brighton 14/03/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Wolverhampton 21/03/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 04/04/2020 15:00 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton 11/04/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Arsenal 18/04/2020 15:00 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton 25/04/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Everton 02/05/2020 15:00 Burnley v Wolverhampton 09/05/2020 15:00 Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace 17/05/2020 15:00 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Bale returns to Madrid squad despite future uncertainty

first_imgGareth Bale has been included in Real Madrid’s squad for their friendly against Roma on Sunday, despite uncertainty over the forward’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Wales international was on the verge of leaving the club this summer in a lucrative £1 million-a-week switch to Jiangsu Suning, but the move broke down and it remains unclear where he will play this season.Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has made no secret of his desire to see the 30-year-old move on and his pronouncements on the matter drew stinging criticism from the player’s agent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? With a bitter stand-off ensuing, Bale was subsequently omitted from a number of Real Madrid squads this pre-season.He has featured in just two of Los Blancos’ six warm-up friendly matches thus far – against Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in July.However, his inclusion in Zidane’s 20-man squad for the club’s final pre-season fixture ahead of their La Liga opener could potentially signal a change of circumstances, with a stay in the Spanish capital still a possibility.Bale joins Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Karim Benzema among the forwards for the Roma game, and faces plenty of competition for a place in the team.📝 Our 20-man squad for tonight’s match against @ASRomaEN ! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MM1rAA2SGA — Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 11, 2019 Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Isco have been included in a strong squad, as have Marcelo and Raphael Varane.Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois, meanwhile, will continue to fight it out for the number one jersey.James Rodriguez, who has been linked with Napoli and Atletico Madrid is out, however, as is forward Mariano Diaz after losing his number seven shirt to Hazard.Club captain Sergio Ramos, meanwile, is also absent, while goalkeeper Andriy Lunin remains in Madrid.Real Madrid take on Roma at Stadio Olimpico in their last pre-season friendly, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm BST (2pm ET).They will then turn their attentions towards Celta Vigo, who host them on August 17 in their opening La Liga match of the 2019-20 campaign.Real Madrid squad for Roma friendlyGoalkeepers: Navas, Courtois, FuidiasDefenders: Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, OdriozolaMidfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, IscoForwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Vazquez, Jovic, Vinicius Jr.last_img read more

There Are 3 Bowl Games Today – Here’s The Schedule

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It might be tough for the college football bowl games to match the craziness of yesterday. But four of the Power 5 conferences will be represented in three bowl games today.The marquee matchup will surely be the Pinstripe Bowl, which pits two of the most prominent programs – Wisconsin and Miami – against each other for just the sixth time ever.Later on, Vanderbilt will be the SEC’s first representative this bowl season with a game against the Big 12’s Baylor in the Texas Bowl.Here is the three-game schedule coming up Thursday afternoon and night:Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Temple vs. Duke at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNNew Era Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) at 5:15 PM ET on ESPNAcademy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNAll three games promise to be enticing matches from programs hoping to send their seniors out with a bang and take things up a notch next year.And we haven’t even gotten to the College Football Playoff yet…Stay tuned.last_img read more

Johnny Manziel Has Reportedly Been Offered A Workout

first_imgJohnny Manziel warming up before a Browns game.CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Earlier this week, the CFL announced Johnny Manziel had been kicked out of the league. According to a release from the league, Manziel “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.”The CFL went on to inform its teams that the league will not register a future contract for the former college football star. With his apparent banishment from the CFL, Manziel will have to look at other options if he wants to continue his football career.The Alliance of American Football and XFL are two avenues he could explore. According to a report from USA Today, AAF chairman Tom Dundon said the league reached out to Manziel’s camp.Dundon said the league offered Manziel an opportunity to work out for teams. According to Dundon, the San Antonio Commanders own Manziel’s rights due to the league’s college allocation system. However, all eight teams would be invited to a potential workout for the former Texas A&M star.“Right now, it’s a decision of the GMs, and they can decide what they want to do,” Dundon told USA TODAY Sports.“If talent-wise this is close, the negative of him is that there is drama with him and you are trying to win games and build a team. The positive is that he brings in fans and attention.”Manziel played in eight games for the Montreal Alouettes, completing over 64-percent of his passes for the team. He racked up nearly 1,300 yards through the air, but had a subpar touchdown-to-interception ratio of 5-to-7.Now we’ll have to wait and see if he chooses to play football.last_img read more

Bill To Mandate Texas vs. Texas A&M Football Series Was Shot Down

first_imgTexas and Texas A&M lined up against each other on the gridiron.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 24: Patrick Lewis #61 of the Texas A&M Aggies prepares to snap the ball against the Texas Longhorns in the second half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)Since the Texas-Texas A&M series stopped being played in 2011 with the Aggies’ move to the SEC, people across the state have been pining to see them play again. That desire has even extended to statewide politicians, who have tried to mandate the series into law.According to The Texas Tribune via CBS 19, a bill that made it out of the Texas House Higher Education Committee gained no ground in the full House. Per the report, state representative Lyle Larson declined to ask for a hearing on the bill – effectively killing it.But Larson explained that the “true intention” of the bill wasn’t to mandate a law, but rather to get the schools to engage in talks over resuming the series. Larson added that he has been in contact with administrators of both Texas and Texas A&M, and declared that conversations between the two are “very active.”“The conversations that are happening are very active,” said Larson, who noted he’s been in contact with administrators at both UT and A&M.From 1915 to 2011, the two sides faced each other regularly. Since their first meeting in 1894, Texas and Texas A&M have faced off 118 times.A bill to reinstate a Texas A&M and UT football game never gained ground this #txlege.https://t.co/0SoQCutWNl— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) May 7, 2019The Longhorns own the all-time series lead with a 76-37-5 record against the Aggies.If Larson is correct and the two schools are speaking to each other consistently, then we may eventually have a surprise series renewal at some point in the future.The two schools have plenty of open dates for non-conference opponents in 2022 and beyond.Never say never…[The Texas Tribune]last_img read more

Donations Are Pouring In For The Rod Bramblett Family Fundraiser

first_imgAn Auburn supporter waves the flag on the field for the Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tragedy struck the Auburn community over the weekend, as Rod and Paula Bramblett passed away due to the injuries they suffered in a car accident on Saturday.Rob served as the voice of Auburn sports for the past few decades. He originally began his time at the university by calling baseball games.In 2003, Rod made the switch to start broadcasting football and basketball games. Current and former players have expressed their love for the Bramblett family with kind words on social media.As for the rest of the community, the current goal is to raise enough money to help Rod and Paula’s children. The couple has two kids, Shelby and Joshua.In light of these untimely deaths, hundreds of people are coming to the aid of the family by donating money on GoFundMe.Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared to donate $25,000 to help out the Bramblett children. Cook also expressed his appreciation for Rod and their connection at Auburn.The total fundraiser is sitting at roughly $190,000.It’s possible it could be any other Tim Cook. But, at face value, it looks like Apple CEO @tim_cook donated $25,000 to the Bramblett fundraiser, which is nearing $200,000. https://t.co/vXG8mmDQlo pic.twitter.com/jgfPlpOLmf— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) May 28, 2019The hope is that people can raise a sufficient amount to help Shelby and Joshua with their education and other life expenses. Shelby is a sophomore at Auburn, whereas Joshua is finishing his first year in high school.My heart is heavy today as our Auburn family mourns the loss of Rod and his wife Paula. Rod’s excitement was contagious and his voice will always be part of Auburn’s memories. I will never forget him.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 26, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bramblett family.You can donate to the fundraiser here.last_img read more

Oppo K1 quick review: A promising sub-Rs 20,000 phone with AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensor

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 08:19 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Oppo K1 has been launched in India at Rs 16,990It is the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensorThe Oppo K1 also touts a waterdrop AMOLED display and a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipsetOppo has managed to hold a strong position in the offline segment in India, and the company does sell some of its smartphones online as well. But Oppo is looking to expand its online presence even further, and it hopes to do that with the new Oppo K-series. The company announced the new series in India on Wednesday with the launch of the Oppo K1. The Oppo K1 is pretty unique phone in the sub-Rs 20,000 as it not only brings an in-display fingerprint sensor but also an AMOLED display.The Oppo K1 has been launched at a pretty competitive price point of Rs 16,990. This is close to its China price, which is great to see. At this price, the Oppo K1 touts a number of striking features as the phone looks to take on the likes of the Realme 2 Pro and Mi A2 in the online sphere. I spent a brief amount of time with the Oppo K1 during the launch, and here’s what I found.The Oppo K1 has a familiar look if you are accustomed to past Oppo phones like the Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo A7. Like these phones, the K1 also brings a waterdrop display and a glossy rear panel with horizontal dual cameras and gold accent around. Yet, the K1 feels more premium, even though it’s priced cheaper than the F9 Pro and similar to the A7. This is largely due to a combination of a gorgeous AMOLED display on the front and a glass-like 3D curved back panel. That’s right, the K1 brings an AMOLED display at a price of Rs 16,990, which is pretty exciting to see in this segment.advertisement The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The display looks stunning with punchy and saturated colours and good viewing angles. You are still greeted with a typical ColorOS UI with chunky app icons that makes the UI look a little date, but the display manages to bring some life into it. I will have more to say on the quality of the screen, the viewing experience and brightness under different lighting conditions in an in-depth review.The back of he Oppo K1 is not made up of glass, but it looks premium enough thanks to a 3D injection molding process that makes the K1 glisten and shine as light hits the surface. I checked out the Astral Blue colour during the launch event which offers hues of blue that takes up the top half, gradually shifting towards purple on the bottom. The phone is also offered in a solid colour Piano Black, but I couldn’t check that out. The K1 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom along with a single spearker grille and a microUSB port. This is a dual SIM smartphone with support for dual standby.The Oppo K1’s USP is that it brings an in-display fingerprint sensor at an affordable price. This is currently the only phone under Rs 20,000 to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, which makes it pretty unique. The fingerprint sensor is pretty standard to what other phones have to offer. Registering your fingerprint takes a bit of time, and unlocking is slower than a physical fingerprint sensor. I reckon the speed is comparable to what the OnePlus 6T offers. Based on a few tries, I found the sensor to be mostly accurate. The K1 also offers a face unlock feature which is much faster.Powering the Oppo K1 is a capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. Oppo did not bring the 6GB RAM variant to India, which is kind of a bummer. But the base model with 4GB of RAM still offers a pretty solid configuration for power users, In my brief interaction with the device, I found the K1 to work effortlessly while browsing through apps and generally working with the UI. Of course, I will need more time with the device to really push it to its limit, but the chipset has proven to be a performance beast in the past, so that leaves me optimistic about the K1. It’s also quite nice to see Oppo go with a SD660 chip after launching the Oppo A7 for the same price with a Snapdragon 450 processor.Like most Oppo phones, the Oppo K1 is also a selfie-centric smartphone with a 25MP AI camera housed inside the droplet notch. The sensor is offered with a f/2.0 aperture and typical beautifying modes to make selfies look smooth and bright. I was able to capture a few selfies indoors under average lighting. The selfies had good brightness with pretty accurate skin tones.advertisementThe dual camera system on the back includes a 16MP primary camera with a wide f/1.7 aperture and a 2MP secondary camera for depth sensing. As you would expect, there’s a lot of AI backing for the primary camera as well. Thanks to an AI-powered chipset, the camera is able to detect a number of scenes and will automatically adjust the setting according. The primary camera supports portrait shots, but the front camera does not.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery with support for 10W charging over micro-USB port. It is a little disappointing to see a microUSB port in this segment in 2019, but I hope to see Oppo make the transition to Type-C port for its affordable phones by the end of the year. In my brief time with the K1, I could not test the battery life, but Oppo feels it’s enough to keep users happy. It will be interesting to see how the battery holds up inside a phone that packs an AMOLED display and a power hungry Snapdragon 660 chipset.My initial impressions of the Oppo K1 is quite positive as I feel the company has priced the K1 competitively. At Rs 16,990, the phone offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, but even if that doesn’t impress you, the K1 also comes with an AMOLED display and a powerful chipset under the hood, making quite a promising contender to take on the competition. I will reserve my judgement until the review, so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Oppo K1 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo K1 Oppo K1 quick review: A promising sub-Rs 20,000 phone with AMOLED display and in-display fingerprint sensorPriced at Rs 16,990, the Oppo K1 is pretty unique phone as it not only brings an in-display fingerprint sensor but also an AMOLED display. The Oppo K1 goes on sale in India from February 12 on Flipkart.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Why Indian Premier League 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya

first_imgWhy Indian Premier League 2019 will be huge for Hardik PandyaIPL 2019 will be an important tournament for Hardik Pandya. He has played only 6 internationals since his injury in the Asia Cup in September and India will be eager for him to find form ahead of the World Cup.advertisement India Today Web Desk MumbaiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 21:47 IST Hardik Pandya joined the Mumbai Indians IPL 2019 camp after regaining fitness from lower back injury. (BCCI Photo)Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the T20I and ODI series against Australia, has regained full fitness and he was spotted training with Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. He even imitated MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot after returning to the cricket field.Hardik Pandya was injured during an Asia Cup match against Pakistan in September 2019 and missed the the rest of the tournament. He also missed India’s home series against West Indies and the T20I and Test series against Australia. Hardik Pandya, however, did play a Ranji Trophy match for Baroda and scored 73 besides picking up 7 wickets in the match.Hardik Pandya was all set to play the ODIs in Australia before the Koffee with Karan controversy broke out leading to a suspension that was lifted a few days later. Pandya travelled to New Zealand and played three ODIs and three T20Is.Almost certain to make the World Cup squad, Hardik Pandya has played only 7 matches including 6 internationals since the Asia Cup in September. India have completed all their international assignments before the World Cup and the only chance for Hardik Pandya to get back into the groove is the IPL..Most of India’s top guns are likely to be rotated and rested throughout the IPL. However, the Indian team management would be keen to see how Pandya reacts to the workload in the Indian summer.In 2018, Hardik Pandya had his best stint with Mumbai Indians with the ball picking up 18 wickets. He scored 260 runs including a fifty. In 2019, he will be more intensely scrutinised.advertisementVirat Kohli did say the IPL won’t impact team selection for the World Cup but Hardik Pandya’s case is different. He will need to score runs, take wickets and show he has completely recovered.Along with Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya could be crucial to India’s chances in England. Ravindra Jadeja has bowled well in patches but his form with the bat in ODIs has left a lot to be desired.IPL 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya and India. He is the kind of all-rounder Virat Kohli will be eager to have in the team for the World Cup. For starters, he is a better bowler than Vijay Shankar and far more electric on the field. Besides, despite all the early promise in New Zealand, Vijay Shankar failed to deliver in the ODIs against Australia and that will be cause for concern as India head to the World Cup.Also Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul needed the wrap on their knuckles: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Fit-again Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians in pre-tournament campFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A70 launched in India with 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 675: Price in India, release date

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A70 launched in India with 6.7-inch display, Snapdragon 675: Price in India, release dateSamsung has launched its latest Galaxy A device in India. The Galaxy A70 brings a tall Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon chipset and a large battery, along with 25W fast charging support and Samsung Pay. Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 09:33 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A70 price in India has been set at Rs 28,990.The Galaxy A70 sports a large 6.7-inch AMOLED display, supports 25W fast charging and Samsung Pay.The device will go on sale starting May 1 via offline retailers and Flipkart.The Galaxy A70 has been launched in India and is the latest addition to the ever-growing Galaxy A-series. The mid-range smartphone has been official for a few weeks and was recently announced at Samsung’s “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok. It touts a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 675 chipset and a large 4,500mAh battery, among other things.Samsung has so far launched the Galaxy A50 (Review), Galaxy A30 (Review), Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10 in India that are priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. With the Galaxy A70, Samsung has launched its first sub-Rs 30,000 phone in the country this year as it aims to deliver a premium, high-end experience. The company has also confirmed that the Galaxy A80 will launch in India in May.Galaxy A70 price in India and release dateThe Galaxy A70 price in India has been set at Rs 28,990. The phone will be up for pre-orders between April 20 to April 30. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy A70 will receive a Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headphones worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999.Samsung’s latest Galaxy A device will go on sale starting May 1 in White, Blue and Black prism colours. The Galaxy A70 will be available across retail stores, Samsung e-Shop and Samsung Opera House. It will also be available online via Flipkart.Galaxy A70 specificationsThe Galaxy A70 is one of the biggest Galaxy A phones launched till date with a large 6.7-inch display. Samsung is using an Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a a FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution. It supports Widevine L1 certification and the phone is also equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound support for headphones.advertisement The Galaxy A70 sports a 3D glasstic design on the back that will come in three colours – white, blue and black. The colours offer a prism effect as well, which is similar to the Galaxy A50. The phone also supports optical in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock.Powering the Galaxy A70 is an octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. The handset ships with One UI based on Android Pie, which means you can expect a redesigned interface for easier one-handed use and Night Mode, among other things.The triple camera setup on the Galaxy A70 includes a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. The camera also supports super slo-mo video recording and Scene Optimiser. Up front, the Galaxy A70 sports a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.Notably, the Galaxy A70 houses a large 4,500mAh battery and it is the first Samsung phone in India to support 25W fast charging over USB Type-C. The handset also comes with Samsung Pay secured by Knox.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 quick review: Has the goods to make it a winner in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A70last_img read more

Ready for the beach?

first_img Simi Kuriakose May 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 05:58 IST From reversible swimwear to hand-woven pieces and crochet swimsuit, there’s a lot in offer,” adds Gupta.”THE fear Indians faced earlier in wearing a swimwear has slowly faded away,” says Deviana Gupta, who launched SaltSkin in 2017.As someone who loves surfing, paddle boating, and other water sports, Gupta realised the void in the swimwear segment here, “I could only shop from a Zara or H&M, and it was all that there was. Also, everyone was buying it,” she adds. Sourcing most of her fabric from Vietnam, Gupta manufactures and develops her pieces in Bali, where she spends half her year. A highlight is that this Indian label focuses on innovation.”From reversible swimwear to hand-woven pieces and crochet swimsuit, there’s a lot in offer,” adds Gupta who also retails in Sri Lanka, Hanoi, South of France, and other places.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Ready for the beach?From luxury pieces to homegrown high-street options, Indian swimwear is now acquiring a thriving sartorial market.advertisementlast_img read more

Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.in

first_imgPunjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.inThe Punjab School Education Board, PSEB will declare the results of Class 12th board examination 2019 today, May 11 on the official website, the link for which is pseb.ac.in .advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 08:27 IST Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019 to be out today! Check PSEB Class 12th results @ pseb.ac.inPSEB 12th Result 2019: The Punjab School Education Board, PSEB will declare the results of Class 12th board examination 2019 today, May 11. All the candidates who appeared for the Punjab Board PSEB 12th examination can check their scores on the official website, the link for which is pseb.ac.in . This year, nearly 3 lakh candidates appeared for the Punjab Board Class 12 examination in the state.Punjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: List of websites to check scorepseb.ac.inexamresults.netpunjab.indiaresults.comresults.gov.inPunjab Board PSEB 12th Result 2019: How to checkGo to the official website, pseb.ac.inClick on the ‘PSEB 12th Result 2019’Enter all the required details in the prescribed formatClick to submitResults will be displayed on the screenDownload and take print out of the same for future usePunjab PSEB Class 12 Board Exam 2019:Moreover, this year, the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) revised the exam datesheet of Class 12 vocational and commerce group exams. The Punjab board exams were conducted in different shifts.For theoretical exams, all the board students were given extra 25 minutes to read the question paper in addition to the three hours.Further, the candidates from the PwD category were given the facility of a scribe and an additional 20 minutes.Punjab PSEB Class 12 Result 2019: Last year result dataIn 2018, the Punjab board class 12 exams began on February 28 and continued till March 24 while the class 10 board exams were held from March 12 and concluded on March 31.Further, the overall pass percentage of Class 12 students stood at 65.97 per cent. Out of the 3, 00,417 students who had appeared for PSEB Class 12 Board exam in 2018, 198,199 successfully passed the exam in the state.advertisementPunjab Board Class 12 Topper 2018:This year, Puja Joshi of Ludhiana has topped the board examination by getting 98 per cent.List of other toppers:Vivek Rajput: 97.55 per centJasnoor Kaur: 97.33 per centPunjab Board Class 12 Result 2018: Sports category toppersPrachi Gaur: 100 per centPushwinder Kaur: 100 per centMandeep Kaur: 99.56 per centPass percentage:Pass percentage for open school: 40.07 per centOverall pass percentage: 65.97 per centPass percentage girls: 78.25 per centPass percentage boys: 60.46 per centAbout the board:The Punjab School Education Board came into existence through a legislative enactment in November 1969 for the development and promotion of school education in the state of Punjab. In 1987, the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board’s Act to grant it autonomy.The scope of Board’s functions is very wide and covers almost every aspect/stage of school education.Read: PSEB Class 10 topper and Ludhiana driver’s daughter Neha Verma with 99.54%, says studying is her hobbyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Anand Tags :Follow PSEB 12th Result 2019Follow PSEB 12th class resultsFollow PSEB 12th Result todaylast_img read more

Australian women footballers to get same base pay as men

first_img Next Australian women footballers to get same base pay as menFootball Federation Australia said the country’s W-League players will have their annual minimum remuneration hiked by 33 percent matching men’s A-Leagueadvertisement Reuters MelbourneJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 15:30 IST Australia’s women footballers to get same base pay as men. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe move will reduce the gender pay gap in Australian footballMale players earn significantly more due to their greater time on the pitchAustralia became a leader in championing better pay and conditions for female athletes after neglecting it for decadesAustralia’s professional women soccer players will be given the same base pay as men in a one-year extension to a collective bargaining agreement.Players in Australia’s W-League will have their annual minimum remuneration hiked 33 percent to A$16,344 ($11,400), with their base hourly rate matching the men’s A-League, Football Federation Australia and the players union said on Friday.”We’re very proud that we have been able to anchor the minimum conditions for W-League players to those of A-League players,” Professional Footballers Australia CEO John Didulica said in a statement.”It’s a moment in time that the players should be proud of.”The deal will reduce the gender pay gap in Australian football but male players stand to earn significantly more due to their greater time on the pitch.The W-League’s regular season ran for 14 weeks in 2018/19, just over half the length of the A-League’s 27 rounds.The announcement comes days after the PFA launched a campaign demanding global governing body FIFA increase prize money at the upcoming women’s World Cup to reduce the glaring gap with the men’s tournament.Gender pay disparity in football was put in the spotlight in March when the U.S. women’s team sued their national federation for alleged gender discrimination three months before their World Cup title defense.Australia has become a global leader in championing better pay and conditions for female athletes in recent years, after having largely neglected women’s sport for decades.Australia’s contracted women cricketers were given the same base hourly pay rate as men in a five-year collective bargaining agreement struck in 2017, although, like women footballers, they have far fewer opportunities to earn.advertisementAlso Read | Nike ‘very concerned’ about rape accusation against NeymarAlso Read | Woman reaffirms allegations against Neymar: I was the victim of rape’Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia’s women footballFollow women’s sportsFollow Australia’s W-LeagueFollow Australia’s A-Leaguelast_img read more

Ski Season Preview: Voormi Core Construction

first_img The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations 1. Voormi 2. Voormi We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors center_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Winter is upon us. For those of us that worship at the altar of the Snow Gods, this in-between seasons time is one of anticipation as we carefully watch weather forecasts, tune skis, and update gear. Every snow flurry brings hope that opening day at our favorite ski resorts will be that much closer. This year, we’ve carefully researched the best gear, found new trends in the industry, and discovered what will become favorite innovations. Stay tuned as we unroll our Ski Season Preview.It’s no secret that merino wool is a wonder fabric. From moisture wicking technical baselayers to wool based fleece and puffy jackets, the outdoor industry has a well deserved love affair with merino. However, one small Colorado brand’s model of locally sourced wool, jobs in the mountain towns, and new waterproof technology is poised to upend the outerwear market.Related: AMOS: Hand Crafted Goods | Woolrich Niner BootsVoormi got their start sourcing wool and sewing garments in a tiny shop in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Surrounded by more than a million acres of National Forest, they made local jobs and serious mountain inspired design a core foundation from the very beginning. Their early baselayers and hoodie designs show off that backcountry aesthetic, but it is the new Core Construction concept that has got us convinced that Voormi is the the future of wool.Voormi’s Core Construction model relies on knitting a single layer of wool around a waterproof core membrane rather than the typical laminated two and three layer market standard. This means that rather than relying on slow vapor transfer through a polyurethane or teflon membrane and bonded face fabric, your wool jacket can provide ultimate breathability like a soft hoodie, but water resistance of a serious soft or hardshell. Right now there are a few products in development for the season, but the one we are most excited to look at is the AN/FO 3.0. Before, a wool jacket and trousers would have been the realm of mid-twentieth century skiers, Voormi’s new technology could return natural fibers to the forefront of fashion and function in the outdoor world. Combined with their sustainable business model and USA sourced materials, We won’t be surprised to see them start to take over the very competitive wool market overnight. The Best American Liqueurlast_img read more

Life Skills 101: How to Clean those Manly Hands

first_imgDirty hands are the badge of honor a man wears after a hard day’s work. Or after he spills something gross all over himself. Or after stumbling comically into a puddle of mud after the movie’s dashing protagonist bests him in some sporting contest.Whether he has spent a long day hiking through the wilderness, tuning up a motorcycle, planting a garden, or renovating the garage, at times a man’s hands become deeply soiled, dirtied in that way that no mere thirty second scrub session is going to alleviate. You know this type of dirty hand: it’s that grease and grime that seems to seep down into the pores: you wash with regular hand soap and yet your flesh is still blackish-gray. Wash again and still the pattern of your fingerprints stands out against that grime bonded to your skin; try as you might, you can’t quite wash away that vague unclean feeling from your soul — er, wait — hands. Your hands, that’s what we’re talking about.If your manly hands are mighty dirty and regular soap and water just aren’t working, it’s time you tried some special cleaning tactics customized to the mess at hand, as it were. Put aside that bottle of Softsoap and bar of Dove, sir, and reach instead for these rugged and ready hand cleaning solutions.How To Clean Greasy HandsPour Some Sugar On Me. Meaning You.Whether it’s engine grease from servicing your vehicle’s… engine… or that gross goo that comes off a bicycle’s chain and gears, if you have a case of The Grease Hands, you’re probably not going to get properly clean using hand soap alone. But guess what cuts through grease? Give me some sugar, baby. Ideally you can use a paste made from a tablespoon of a rough, crystalized sugar mixed with some water, but really any sugar will do. Rub that sweet paste all over your manly claws, then wash as usual. Repeat as necessary, but often a single sugar scrub will help break up and lift off the grease.How To Get Spicy Residue Off HandsTwo words: Alcohol. Alcohol.So you just spent a half hour chopping up spicy habanero peppers? Excellent, a fine spicy dinner awaits. Now… don’t touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or other people for an hour or two and you’ll be all set! Washing your hands with regular soap and water often fails to remove the spicy capsaicin that tastes great but will burn the hell out of your eyes with even a bit of contact. Fortunately alcohol rinses away capsaicin quite well. Concentrated isopropyl alcohol (AKA rubbing alcohol — do not drink) works best, but many hand sanitizes can also help remove the spicy stuff. And if you must, go ahead and rinse your hands with a shot of gin or vodka. Whatever you use, follow it up with a normal hand washing.Mud and Dirt and GritDetergent FTW.If your hands are just generally rather dirty, but not soiled with some specific compound (like oil or grass), then forget about the hand soap and turn to dish soap instead. While using dish soap on your hands as a routine matter will leave them dried-out, crusty, and hobbit-like, detergent is more than suitable for occasional use on the hands and forearms–and it cuts through caked on messes much more reliably than standard hand soaps. Do consider using a moisturizer if you use detergent on your hands regularly. Even a man needs his hands to be hydrated, dammit.How To Clean Grass Stains Off Your HandsBaking Soda and Vinegar: Beyond the Volcano.If your hands are stained a manly shade of green after a long day of mowing, edging, and otherwise perfecting your lawn (well done, man), then you need to combat the chlorophyl stains using science. Mix about a teaspoon of baking soda with about two ounces (a hearty shot’s worth) of vinegar, and then stand back! There will be (some) foam! For indeed this is much the same mixture used to make those totally awesome foaming volcanoes you made back in grade school. Rub the foul-smelling mixture all over your man hands, scrub, then wash with regular soap.The All-Purpose Approach to Cleaning Manly Hands Just Use the Right Manly Soap.That’s Duke Cannon Heavy Duty Hand Soap to be clear! This massive bar of soap is three times the size of a standard bar, and is designed to cut through grease, grit, and grime all at once. It is packed full of pumice, which helps to physically grind away built up hand gunk. Modeled after a soap originally designed for America’s GIs fighting in Korea and later in Vietnam (really), this soap is ready for pretty much any mess your hands get into. You probably don’t want to use it every time you wash your hands, as eventually you will be washing bone, but it’s a great soap to have around for clean up after those extra dirty days.If all else fails, turn to the old tried-and-true: Lava Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner. Editors’ Recommendations Want to Get Dirty in the Name of Wine? Here’s How to Help with This Year’s Harvest How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type center_img Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Lifelast_img read more

Aston Martin’s New DBS Superleggera Is the Super GT of Your Dreams

first_imgEven more interesting is how the car was designed.In 1966, Aston Martin went to Touring of Milan and commissioned the famous design house to pen the exterior and interior of what would be the forthcoming DBS Superleggera. And though Touring did indeed produce two prototypes, before Aston Martin could sign off on a finished design, Touring went out of business. This left Aston Martin without a complete design. In the end, Aston Martin brought in designer William Towns — who would later father the Aston Martin Lagonda — to finish the project and see the DBS brought to market.Since that first DBS in 1967, Aston Martin has only revived the nameplate once. In 2007, using the underpinnings of the DB9, Aston re-introduced the world to the DBS nameplate and produced the super grand tourer until 2012, when the company introduced the latest Vanquish.The new DBS Superleggera is now available to order with a price tag of $304,995 here in the U.S.; deliveries are set to begin at the end of this year. Now, Aston Martin, when can I drive it? Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy 1 of 23 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The expertly sculpted body panels, which pays homage to Aston Martin’s long history with the Italian coachbuilder Touring, is composed of lightweight carbon fiber and a look that elevates the marquee’s stunning new design language first shown on the DB11. But style isn’t everything when you have a grand tourer capable of 200-plus mph. You also need aerodynamics, and the DBS Superleggera has that in spades.According to Aston Martin, the DBS Superleggera features the next evolution of the aerodynamics package first seen on the DB11, including evolved versions of the curlicue around the front wheels and the rear’s Aeroblade. The new super grand tourer also receives a Formula 1-inspired double-diffuser at the back. In total, the DBS Superleggera can generate up to 397 lbs of downforce at VMax, which is the highest figure ever recorded for a production Aston Martin. We’ll likely see a much higher metric once the Valkryie hits the road next year. Previous 1 of 5 1. The original DBS Superleggera. 2. The return of the DBS nameplate in 2007. Inside the cabin are all the accouterments you’d expect from a flagship super grand tourer and customers are encouraged to personalize their DBS Superleggera to their heart’s content. Choices between leather and Alcantara, steering wheel design, sport seats, two new forged alloy wheel designs, and if selected, any color you’d like with the help of Aston Martin’s design team.Speaking ahead of the DBS Superleggera’s launch, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said, “DBS Superleggera not only marks the return of a great Aston Martin name, but signals our return to the very pinnacle of the Super GT sector. Handsome beyond measure, its lightweight carbon composite and aluminum body is sculpted into a shape with tremendous presence and charisma. Thanks to the remarkable torque available from its twin-turbo V12, the DBS Superleggera also packs a breath-taking punch, yet its dynamics have been carefully honed to engage drivers of all ability levels. Immaculately styled, obsessively engineered, and outrageously potent, the new DBS Superleggera is every inch the Aston Martin flagship.”The Aston Martin DBS was first introduced in 1967 and was intended to be the successor to the firm’s DB6, albeit with more grand touring aspirations. However, the two were produced concurrently for three years. Previous Next The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Next When I replied, “715 horsepower! My word,” to one of Aston Martin’s spokespeople after the DBS Superleggera was unveiled, he replied, “Not slow.” Indeed, it is not, and as for the rest of the package, well, just look at it. It is perhaps, and I may be getting ahead of myself, the best grand touring machine ever built.First, let’s talk a little more about that master’s class of an engine. The twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 is the same engine as in the DB11, though it’s been thoroughly retuned to produce the aforementioned 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of tire-immolating torque. All of which is available at just 1,800 rpm. Sixty mph is handled in just 3.4 seconds and 100 mph in just three seconds after. Top speed has been pegged at 211 mph.Getting that power and torque to the ground, however, required a quite extensive evolution of Aston Martin’s aluminum bonded chassis that’s also in the DB11. The DBS Superleggera receives forged double wishbone suspension at the front and a new multi-link system at the back of the car. It also features the next iteration of the firm’s adaptive damping technology to ensure that through each setting — GT, Sport, and Sport Plus — the DBS Superleggera can switch between its Dr. Jekyll grand touring persona to the Mr. Hyde hellion that’s capable of putting all 715 horses to the road. 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