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Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane is hoping Jack Grealish’s involvement with the Under-21s will help to persuade him his future lies with the green shirt. Keane, who has combined his position as O’Neill’s number two with a similar job at Villa Park, is approaching the situation equally delicately, but is hoping Grealish eventually opts to represent the Republic. The 43-year-old said: “All I know is the manager has met with him and I speak with him. “He is a really good player – I think he is playing for the Under-21s tomorrow night and he will have a decision to make when he is ready. “But obviously, we are not putting him under pressure. We would love to have him on board – he is a really, really good player. “We know we haven’t got a massive group of players to pick from, so if he comes on board, it would be absolutely fantastic because I think he has got a chance of being a good player. ” Grealish has been included among a youthful squad for the Republic’s final Group Six fixture with only pride remaining at stake. King’s hopes of taking his team to the finals in the Czech Republic next summer were dashed back in March when they lost 2-1 to Montenegro at Tallaght Stadium in a game they simply had to win if they were to stand any chance of qualification. Indeed, they have tasted victory in only one of their four home matches, a 5-2 success against the bottom-of-the table Faroe Islands at the Showgrounds in Sligo in November which completed a double over the group’s minnows. Ireland lost 4-0 at home to the Germans, who head the group, in September last year and King will hope to see evidence that a new crop of players can serve their country well in the return. Press Association The 18-year-old Aston Villa midfielder is currently on duty with Noel King’s side in Germany, where they complete their European Under-21s Championships qualifying campaign in Halle on Friday. He currently finds himself at the centre of a tug of love between Ireland and England with senior boss Martin O’Neill insisting he will not put pressure on the youngster to make a swift decision.
Mumbai: Virat Kohli has topped the list of the most valuable celebrity brand in the country for the second year in a row, with an 18 percent increase in his brand value at USD 170.9 million in 2018, according to a report. The cricketer endorsed 24 brands as of November 2018, the global valuation and corporate finance advisors Duff & Phelps said in its fourth edition of the report on India’s most valuable celebrity brands on Thursday. He is followed by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who jumped a place higher from the last ranking, with a valuation of USD 102.5 million. She endorsed 21 brands as of November 2018. The top two are the only celebrities with a valuation of over USD 100 million. The total value of the top 20 celebrity brands stands at USD 877 million, with the top 10 contributing more than 75 per cent of the total value. Endorsers such as Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone have been structuring endorsement deals with an equity element, which in turns helps them maintain a long-term association with the brand and share the upside from the performance of the company, it said. Read More | If I achieve half of what Sehwag did, I will be happy: Mayank Agarwal”The celebrity endorsement market in India has matured from vanilla endorsement deals to full-fledged partnerships through innovative routes such as equity deals and strategic partnerships… Millennial celebrities continue to be the first choice for brand endorsements as companies want to have a greater focus on the youth segment fuelled by demand in sectors such as e-commerce, retail, FMCG and smartphones, among others,” Duff & Phelps managing director and Asia Pacific leader for valuation services Varun Gupta said. Read More | India to play 5 ODIs, 2 T20Is at home vs Australia in February-MarchBollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh too improved their rankings by a place, to occupy the third and fourth position with a valuation of USD 67.3 million and USD 63 million, respectively. Actor Shah Rukh Khan slipped to the fifth place from the second position, with a valuation of USD 60.7 million. “While Bollywood celebrities dominate the rankings of the top 20 celebrities, sportspersons provide tough competition. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and PV Sindhu collectively contributed almost USD 241 million, which is over 27 per cent of the cumulative brand value of the top 20 celebrities pegged at USD 877 million,” Duff & Phelps managing director Aviral Jain said. As per ESP Properties data, over the past decade celebrity-led endorsements increased in number from 650 in 2007 to 1,660 in 2017, representing a steady CAGR of 10 per cent. Further, TV ad spends with celebrity endorsers rose from Rs 1550 crore in 2007 to Rs 6660 crore in 2017 at a CAGR of 16.1 per cent. TV ads with celebrity endorsers represented close to 24 per cent of the total TV ad spends in 2017, which represents a 5 per cent uptick from 2007. The report noted the rising trend of power couples, as brands can target each partner’s unique following and voice by tapping into a power couple’s reach and impact. “The coming together of a power couple creates a larger platform that brands want to leverage to target the youth. This year, power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have endorsed around 40 brands together such as Head and Shoulders, Manyavar, Pepsi, Celkon, Boost, Audi, Fastrack, Goinee, Wrogn and Polaroid,” it said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The postseason hardware looks like it might find its way into the hands of USC sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, who has put up some impressive numbers in just his second season with the Trojans’ program.The second-year wideout has been named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the college football’s best receiver.Woods ranks seventh in total receiving yards (1,126), fourth in total catches (92) and ties for fourth in touchdowns (11). All of those marks put him first in the Pac-12.Woods is on pace to pass former USC receiver Keyshawn Johnson’s mark for the Pac-12 and USC record for most receptions in a season at 102.Woods was named one of 10 semifinalists Monday, joining fellow Pac-12 sophomore, California’s Kennan Allen along with Baylor’s Kendall Wright, Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon, Western Michigan’s Jordan White, Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles, Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, Houston’s Patrick Edwards, Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd and Illinois’ A.J. Jenkins.Before last Saturday’s game against Washington, in which Woods caught a mere two passes for five yards, Woods seldom had a poor week, his worst outing being the five-catch, 36-yard performance against California at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Oct. 13.This season Woods has already broken USC records for receptions in a game — 17 against Minnesota during the team’s season opener on Sept. 3 — and yards in a game — 255 during an Oct. 1 game against Arizona.Since the award’s inception in 1994, no USC wide receiver has ever won the award.The finalists of the Biletnikoff Award will be announced Nov. 21, and the winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Correction: A previous version of this article stated Robert Woods recorded seven receptions against Minnesota. He actually had 17.