first_imgJames Franklin high fives his players as they come off the field.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts on the sideline during the first half against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State’s James Franklin has been linked to the potential USC opening in recent days, with some reporting that the Nittany Lions’ head coach could be the favorite to replace Clay Helton if he ends up getting fired.Franklin declined to address the rumors earlier in the week, simply stating that rumors like this pop up every season.The Nittany Lions’ head coach made a stronger statement tonight.Franklin says he plans on being Penn State’s head football coach for a long time.“I have all the plans in the world to be here [at Penn State] and be here for a long time,” he said this evening.James Franklin on recent job rumors: “I have all the plans in the world to be here [at Penn State] and be here for a long time.”— Onward State (@OnwardState) November 21, 2018Franklin signed a new contract before the 2017 season with an average salary of close to $6 million. It’s possible he could attempt to use the possible USC opening as leverage for a raise, but it appears he intends on sticking around in State College, Pa.Penn State ends its 2018 regular season on Saturday against Maryland.last_img read more

first_imgR Ashwin, KL Rahul join Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Caribbean cruiseIndia’s Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was seen having some time away from the game along with skipper Virat Kohli, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and other India teammates after the visitors clinched a record win in the opening Test against the West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 11:28 IST KL Rahul also shared the same picture with a different caption. (Twitter: KL Rahul)HIGHLIGHTSRavichandran Ashwin took to Instagram to share a picture with his India teammatesIndia beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match serieVirat Kohli has now become the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS DhoniTeam India players Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul went alongside skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.R. Ashwin, who was dropped from India’s playing XI for the 1st Test, took to Instagram to share a picture which he captioned Seaside+sunset+good company.Rahul, who was able to score 82 runs in the match, also shared the same picture with a caption: Endless blues.India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style. It was also India’s fourth-biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall. This win also made Virat Kohli the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS Dhoni as it was his 27th as skipper in the longest format of the game.Windies were bowled out for 100 in the final innings of the Antigua Test which is also their lowest total against India in the longest format. Their previous lowest total against India was 103 in Kingston in 2006.India rode on Jasprit Bumrah’s fourth 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to bundle out the Windies in the final session on Day 4. Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets and Mohammed Shami accounted for two wickets.advertisementEarlier, India declared their second innings at 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari top-scoring for the visitors.Rahane scored 102 off 242 balls while Vihari made 93 off 128 balls with the duo stitching a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the game away from the hosts.Also Read | Watch: Krunal Pandya plays tennis-ball cricket at home with his fatherAlso Read | Shane Warne hits out at former England cricketer over Matt Prior’s Ashes jibe at AustraliaAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow KL RahulFollow Virat KohliFollow Ravichandran Ashwin Nextlast_img read more