10 months agoArsenal hero Seaman: Emery’s team far from finished article

first_imgArsenal hero Seaman: Emery’s team far from finished articleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero David Seaman believes Unai Emery’s team is far from a finished article.The Gunners meet Southampton at St Mary’s this afternoon, having not lost a game since August 18.Seaman, who made 405 league ­appearances for Arsenal, said: “Emery has got his players playing with confidence.“That’s hugely important when you’ve got so many youngsters. But he still needs a couple of transfer windows to really put his stamp on that team – a lot of this side is still Arsene Wenger’s.“But they’re playing well together, they’re playing with confidence and it’s great to see.“Getting back into the top four would be a great season. It’s going to be tough.“I think the top two are going to run away with it, and probably Manchester City will win it.“But the next two places are going to be difficult, with us, Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United all in there.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona signing Jeison Murillo: God has opened the biggest door there is in football

first_imgBarcelona signing Jeison Murillo: God has opened the biggest door there is in footballby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeison Murillo has thanked God for his move to Barcelona.The defender, on-loan from Valencia, was unveiled in front of 1,000 fans at the Nou Camp yesterday.The Colombia international said, “I’d like to thank the club for giving the opportunity to come here. I feel like God has opened the biggest door there is in football. My family is very happy and that’s the most important thing. I’m going to give everything so that the coach will be able to count on me soon.“I’m so happy to be able to wear this shirt. I’ve always wanted to play attractive football. I am an honourable person and I hope I can contribute to the team and help to reach the club’s objectives.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months ago​Wolves boss Nuno: Boly red was clear

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Wolves boss Nuno: Boly red was clearby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo has no complaints about the referee after his side were defeated 3-0 by Manchester City.Wolves struggled in the game after Willy Boly received a straight red card for a rough tackle on Bernardo Silva.While some fans felt it was harsh, Nuno had no complaints about the matter.”I didn’t see the images, but it was very close to me and I think it was a red card,” said Nuno after the game.”It’s clear, isn’t it? It’s a red card.”The result leaves Wolves in 11th place in the league, but only three points off Watford and 7th place. last_img

Someone Help Cardale Jones, Who Has Been Locked Out Of His Apartment All Day

first_imgOhio State's Cardale Jones celebrates an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown.ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 celebrates as running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a 33 yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is definitely a popular figure in Columbus, and it looks like he could use some companionship today. According to his Twitter, Jones has been locked out of his apartment for the entire afternoon. Get all the way home and realize you locked out<— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 8, 2015Been locked out the house for 4 hours and careless, I don’t wanna be bothered by no one— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 8, 2015Who in Columbus trying to be board with me in front of my apt?— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 8, 2015It looks like it’s (partially) fellow quarterback J.T. Barrett’s fault Jones is in this predicament. S/O to @JT_theQB4th for taking my apt keys to Texas and not returning until tomorrow & CJ for being two hours away with my car — Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 8, 2015Cardale really seems lonely. Won’t someone in the area help him out?I’m so sawdy man— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 8, 2015last_img read more

Miami Football Commits React To Al Golden’s Firing On Twitter

first_imgAfter Saturday’s 58-0 loss, Miami has fired head coach Al Golden. Golden had not lived up to expectations on the field, but he had the makings of really strong recruiting classes for the next three seasons. Per 247Sports, Miami’s 2016 class ranks No. 10, 2017 is No. 2, and 2018 is No. 1 in the country. Many of those commits have reacted to the news on Twitter.Four-star 2016 wide receiver Sam Bruce:Wooooooooooooow!— 6-3 (@_QUICK6) October 25, 2015Three-star 2016 safety Cedrick Wright:Sheeeeeshhhhhh!— 2016 All- American (@_CedTooLive) October 25, 2015Not answering any questions so don’t try to link me thanks!— 2016 All- American (@_CedTooLive) October 25, 2015Four-star 2016 cornerback Tyler Byrd:For anyone who might call or text me about coach golden being fired it doesn’t effect my commitment it’s still all about the U #loyalty— SAUCIN17 (@D1fuzzymuffin17) October 25, 2015Three-star 2016 tight end Evan Hinson:evan hinson golden RTThree-star 2016 tight end Michael Irvin Jr.Why would they do that to my dawg— A1 (@M_Irvin17) October 25, 2015Three-star 2016 defensive end Joshua Uche:Aw man— Josh (@Uche_Josh20) October 25, 2015Is this real or fake ?— Josh (@Uche_Josh20) October 25, 2015Well that’s just great ..— Josh (@Uche_Josh20) October 25, 2015Three-star 2016 running back Zack Moss:Woah— ZMIV (@D1_Zeezy) October 25, 2015No tweeting from me not gonn get me— ZMIV (@D1_Zeezy) October 25, 2015Waits for the UM commits to start Decommitting— Neru (@Livekidd8) October 25, 2015Chill https://t.co/AFlpc9meuq— ZMIV (@D1_Zeezy) October 25, 2015Four-star 2017 running back Robert Burns:Time will tell— Robert Burns (@RobertBurns_) October 25, 2015Four-star 2017 linebacker Tyler Dunning:Noooooooooooo!— Tyler Dunning (@44_dc_) October 25, 2015Four-star 2017 tight end Tre’ McKitty:Woah— Tre’ mckitty (@T_mckitty) October 25, 2015Three-star 2017 linebacker Waynmon Steed:Al golden fired— W.Steed Jr. (@TheyEnvyWayne) October 25, 2015Three-star 2017 cornerback Nick Roberts:2017 #Miami commit Nick Roberts remains solid to #Miami: “I’m committed to the school, team.” https://t.co/5pHEBz4hA6 @nr2__ #TheU— Corey Bender (@Corey_Bender) October 25, 2015Three-star 2017 safety Ahman Ross:Coach Golden,great guy and I wish him the best , with that being said my commitment is with the university of Miami— Ahman Ross™ (@ross8156) October 25, 2015Three-star 2017 linebacker Aundre Kearney:aundre kearney goldenMany of these players will likely switch their commitments, but whomever takes over the ‘Canes has a lot of potential talent in the pipeline.last_img read more

Lozano ready to become Mexico’s Messi under Martino

first_imgHirving Lozano is looking forward to working with Gerardo Martino and believes the newly appointed Mexico boss’ experience on more than one continent could prove to be hugely beneficial. Mexico had been in the market for a new national team coach ever since Juan Carlos Osorio left the job after the 2018 World Cup, with Martino quickly emerging as the favourite.The 56-year-old already announced that he would not renew his contract with Atlanta United back in October to further fuel speculation that he was set to take over as El Tri boss, but an official announcement was not made until the first week of 2019. 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? The former Paraguay, Barcelona and Argentina boss has now finally put pen to paper, though, and Lozano is keen to get going under Martino, who guided Atlanta to MLS glory before leaving the club back in December.”I think Martino’s experience is a big advantage. I think he has a lot of experience,” Lozano told Goal.”I think he has the knowledge to be in charge of the national team. Hopefully he will prove to be the best option for the national team and he joins in the best position as possible to contribute to the national team.”Martino worked with Lionel Messi during his time in charge of Barcelona in 2013-14, with the Argentine superstar netting 41 goals in 46 appearances in all club competitions that term, and Lozano is hopeful he can become equally important to the experienced coach. “I don’t know, honestly,” the PSV ace added when asked whether he envisages a similar role to that of Messi. “I don’t know what plans he might have, but hopefully he gives me the chance to play and hopefully it will be good.”I’m very calm. I don’t know if I’m the right player to lead this team, but I think the most important thing is to always be there with the national team, to give your all and be 100 percent for the national team.”I think I’m always going to go to the national team and I love being there. I always give my best.”last_img read more

‘Stones could be world-class’

first_imgJohn Stones has the potential to be ‘world class’ after impressing former Manchester City captain Richard Dunne with his performances this season.England international Stones has appeared 26 times for Pep Guardiola’s side this term on the back of a positive showing at the World Cup in Russia.And Dunne, who played over 300 times for City, believes that the centre-half is now well on his way to becoming one of the world’s best. 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? “I think he has the potential [to be world-class],” Dunne told the club’s official website . “When he’s playing with England, they’re helping him by building a side around him.”Stones has removed a lot of the mistakes from his game which saw him criticised after his £50 million switch from Everton in 2016.Dunne added: “He was unfairly criticised when he first came because he was young and he was bound to make mistakes. It takes time to fit into what Pep wants from him.”But, with the benefit of a couple of years, he has improved and will continue to improve and there’s no reason why he can’t be one of the best centre-halves in the world.”The 24-year-old has been much more comfortable at the back since pairing up with Aymeric Laporte who joined the club 12 months ago.Dunne has been very impressed with the duo’s performances and says that they suit the way Guardiola wants the team to play.“I think the two of them are very good footballers, very elegant,” he said.“And, of all the centre-backs we’ve got, they’re Pep’s two signings. They suit the style of football he likes, and they seem to complement each other.“They’re both very calm and take any stress or nerves out of the situation. They just seem to work.“Stones has got physically stronger during his time here; his concentration has improved and he’s really becoming a top centre-half now.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Texas Motor Speedway To Possibly Host A Texas-Texas A&M Rivalry Game

first_imgAn aerial view of the Texas Motor Speedway.Texas Motor Speedway/YouTubeTalks are reportedly currently taking place to restore the Texas – Texas A&M rivalry, possibly at the Texas Motor Speedway.The Texas – Texas A&M rivalry has been essentially suspended since 2011, when Texas A&M left the Big 12 for greener pastures in the SEC. But Texas head coach Charlie Strong and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage are intent on bringing the rivalry back to college football, with the game possibly taking place at the Texas Motor Speedway, according to SEC Country.Gossage, inspired by the Battle at Bristol between Tennessee and Virginia Tech, told SEC Country:“I heard nothing but over-the-top praise and excitement. It was electric. I didn’t hear a single complaint, nothing but just how spectacular it was. I talked to a bunch of fans – they had no idea who I was, so I just listened to them – and they all loved it.”The crowd at Bristol Motor Speedway was 156,990 strong, but a game at Texas Motor Speedway would be a different animal entirely:Football at Texas MS is a bad idea. While The Big House fits inside Bristol, Bristol fits inside TMS. Comfortably. pic.twitter.com/kxk2m4qCmn— Robert Behrens (@rcb05) September 29, 2016Regardless, Gossage doesn’t seem intimidated by the logistics, saying:“The beauty is you can make it whatever size you want. Remember, in Texas, you gotta do things big. Bigger than anybody else. I look at that crowd at Bristol, which was spectacular and a massive achievement, but I wouldn’t be interested in doing it unless we’re going to be bigger. So it’s how big do the schools want it? How much would they want to beat the record by?”Still, even with Gossage’s enthusiasm, it’d require an immense amount of time and money to reconfigure the massive stadium to playing specifications, along with proper seating and bathroom facilities for those in attendance.We’ll have to wait and see how this all shakes out.The athletic directors at Texas and Texas A&M declined to make a statement on the subject.[SEC Country]last_img read more

‘Young Bale’ Chiesa shows why Juve & Inter are battling to sign him

first_imgEarlier this month, Fiorentina felt compelled to publicly address the “continuous news spread by others about the future of Federico Chiesa and where he will play next season”, explaining that the winger is “symbol” around which the new Viola will be built.Another press release could soon be required, however, as interest in the winger is only going to intensify after his two-goal salvo in Italy’s 3-1 victory over Spain in the European Under-21 Championship on Sunday night.On a warm evening in Bologna, Chiesa’s energy and endeavour eventually overwhelmed La Rojita, who had taken the lead just nine minutes in with a delicious curling effort from Dani Ceballos that is only going to attract further interest in a classy midfielder strangely deemed surplus to requirements at Real Madrid by Zinedine Zidane. 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? The former Betis man was almost unplayable during the early exchanges – just as he was when these two sides last met in the Under-21 Euros at the semi-final stage in Poland in 2017 – and one characteristically jinking run really should have been converted by Borja Mayoral to double Spain’s advantage.As it was, though, Chiesa almost singlehandedly turned the game on its head, underlining just why he is arguably the most coveted young player in Serie A, with Juventus and Inter leading the chase for his signature.There was some doubt over whether he was going for goal when his cross-cum-shot caught Unai Simon napping at his near post but Chiesa deserved his good fortune for the fantastic first touch and stunning turn of pace that saw him blaze past poor Mikel Oyarzabal.It showcased why Giancarlo Antognoni once described Chiesa as “a young Gareth Bale, who drives you crazy and never gives in”.Certainly, Martin Aguirregabiria was driven to distraction by the relentless Viola wideman, who then took advantage of the chaos caused by Patrick Cutrone in the Spain area midway through the second half by calmly guiding home a loose ball to put the Azzurrini ahead.Federico Chiesa Italy Spain Under 21It was Cutrone who was also pulled back for the penalty with which Lorenzo Pellegrini sealed the hosts’ victory in their Group A opener, while Barella played a decisive role in the comeback by gaining control of the midfield after a diffcult opening 30 minutes as well as providing two assists.However, Chiesa was the undoubted star of the show.”There’s nothing more I can say about him,” Azzurrini coach Luigi Di Biagio confessed afterwards. “He dragged us through. He provided the spark that turned the game.”Indeed, there was never any doubt that Chiesa would be awarded the man of the match award. He personfied Italy’s impressive mix of perspiration and inspiration.It was his heroics which had also sparked the raucous home crowd into a spirited rendition of the Italian national anthem long before the full-time whistle blew.His effervescent performance was the reason why they went home happy.And why Fiorentina might well need to issue another hands-off warning to his ever-increasing band of admirers.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Ripped Clemson Superstar Saturday

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Christian Wilkins, now a two-time All-ACC defensive tackle, has moonlighted as a touchdown-scoring fullback for Clemson football this year. That may come to an end, after something that happened during the Tigers’ win over South Carolina.Up a touchdown in the second quarter, Dabo Swinney called the defensive lineman’s number on a 4th and goal play.Wilkins punched it in, and then went right for the Heisman pose.315-pound Christian Wilkins getting midair at the goal line… That’s scary.pic.twitter.com/wwCw9tZB19— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 25, 2018Christian Wilkins: No. 42 in your program, No. 1 in your heart.➡️ https://t.co/9jKs3EylTd pic.twitter.com/D7BLhhsAIy— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) November 25, 2018Clemson went on to beat South Carolina 56-35 in a shootout.Christian Wilkins’ Heisman pose celebration drew a 15-yard penalty on Clemson football, and per one report, Dabo Swinney was heated at his star player.Via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:The Associated Press reported Swinney “got in Wilkins’ face for a minute or two on the sidelines” after the 1-yard dive across the goal line in the second quarter. He also told Wilkins, who has carried the ball three times for 3 yards and two touchdowns this season, he will get no additional opportunities “if he ever pulls a similar stunt.”After the game, Swinney was asked about Wilkins’ Heisman hopes, and he was very dismissive. No one actually expects the defensive tackle to be involved in the voting.The Associated Press also reported Swinney said, “(if former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson) didn’t win the Heisman, Christian is not going to win it.”Flagging the Heisman pose in general is rough, and you’d think Swinney would be willing to have a little more fun. Of course, all of the games down the stretch mean a ton, with the ACC Championship and, potentially, the national championship on the line.15 yards in those games are not worth risking.[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]last_img read more

Oklahoma Incoming Freshman Is Leaving The Program

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners are reportedly losing an incoming freshman. A defensive tackle recruit has reportedly decided to leave the OU program.SoonerScoop.com is reporting that Oklahoma incoming freshman Derek Green has decided to leave the Sooners’ program. Green, a North Carolina native, was a top-60 defensive tackle in the 2019 recruiting class.Green’s father has confirmed the news to the Oklahoma outlet.“BREAKING: Incoming #Sooners freshman defensive tackle Derek Green has decided to leave OU. His father Arlandis Green confirmed the departure,” SoonerScoop.com reports.BREAKING: Incoming #Sooners freshman defensive tackle Derek Green has decided to leave OU. His father Arlandis Green confirmed the departure to our @JLMcCuistion. More from Josh on @SoonerScoopCC ($) https://t.co/4xjaFeqfuD— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) February 13, 2019Green will not be the first incoming 2019 freshman to leave a major program before playing in a game.USC lost incoming five-star wide receiver recruit Bru McCoy about a week after he enrolled with the Trojans. The top wide receiver recruit left USC for Texas.Eligibility rules for these situations are tricky, though the players will likely appeal the NCAA for immediate eligibility at another program for 2019.Green was a part of Oklahoma’s 2019 recruiting class, which was one of the top classes in the country. The Sooners’ 2019 class was ranked No. 6 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12 per 247Sports.Oklahoma, which added Alabama transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts this offseason, is expected to start the 2019 season ranked in the top five.last_img read more

Supreme Court reserves order on Sreesanth’s plea against lifetime ban by BCCI

first_imgSupreme Court reserves order on Sreesanth’s plea against lifetime ban by BCCISupreme Court reserved the order as BCCI said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the gameadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 11:35 IST Sreesanth moved the Supreme Court challenging a Kerala High Court order upholding his lifetime ban (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSupreme Court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeksBCCI told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the gameSreesanth, on the other hand, argued that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCIThe Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match fixing during 2013 IPL.The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph reserved the order as apex cricketing body said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.The court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeks.Appearing for BCCI, senior counsel Parag Tripathi told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the game.Pointing to zero tolerance towards corruption and betting and also any act bringing disrepute to cricket, Tripathi told the court that at no stage, Sreesanth brought it to the notice of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit about his being approached by bookies.The BCCI also reiterated the charge that Sreesanth never explained to the inquiry committee about where Rs 10 lakh, an amount that finds mention in the recorded telephonic conversation, came from.In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakhs had come from questionable sources for match fixing.Referring to the taped conversation, Khurshid said it says that transaction would take place only if former cricketer concedes 14 runs in an over and that it would be off for anything less than that.advertisementIn the alleged over, where Sreesanth was to concede 14 runs, in fact 13 runs could be scored. It has been contended against Sreesanth that there was one no ball, which would have made it to 14 runs, but it escaped the umpire’s sight.Wrapping up his rejoinder arguments, Khurshid urged the court to save the career of the “young cricketer, who is not that young now, but still retains the spirit of cricket.”In the earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.Sreesanth moved the top court challenging the Kerala High Court order upholding the lifetime ban on him by the BCCI.The BCCI had on May 15 last year opposed the plea by Sreesanth seeking a relaxation of the ban on him, so that he could play in county cricket in England.BCCI had earlier told the court that it has already appealed against the order discharging Sreesanth in the spot-fixing case during IPL 2013.The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals’ teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during IPL 2013.Also Read | Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixingAlso Read | Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake, should never have done that: Harbhajan SinghFor 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 Supreme CourtFollow Supreme Court orderFollow SreesanthFollow Sreesanth pleaFollow lifetime banFollow BCCIFollow Match-fixingFollow Sreesanth banned for lifelast_img read more

Fingers crossed for more KXIP victories than hat-tricks: Sam Curran

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 23:07 IST IPL 2019: Sam Curran said he had no idea he had taken a hat-trick ( Courtesy by BCCI)Sam Curran is the toast of Kings XI Punjab after his hat-trick in a thrilling win over Delhi Capitals but he has remained humble in the wake of the adulation and is eager to see his team win more matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Kings XI Punjab have been in superb form this season having won 3 out of their 4 matches. On April 1, KXIP secured one of finesh come-from-behind wins to stun Delhi Capitals in Mohali. Sam Curran had replaced the mighty Chris Gayle for that game and he stood up with a sensational display of pace bowling in the death overs.The slide started for Delhi Capitals when Mohammed Shami dismissed dangerman Rishabh Pant and Curran felt that changed the momentum in the game. Curran was also impressed with R Ashwin’s direct throw which caught Chris Morris short of his ground.The cricketing world has been in awe of 20-year-old Sam Curran who became the youngest player to take an IPL hat-trick. But Curran has instead chosen to focus on how good his entire team has been this season.”Fingers crossed for more victories than hat-tricks, hopefully the boys can. We got some nice momentum. We have got a nice bunch of boys in the team and we really enjoy winning games for each other and so far so good,” Sam Curran told AajTak.Curran said he had no idea he had taken a hat-trick but he recalled how Shami got KXIP back into the game.”I think Delhi needed about 30 runs off 28 balls, when Shami got Rishabh Pant. That changed the game and then Chris Morris got run out on the first ball by our captain, which was pretty cool.advertisement”I think we saw a few people leaving when they needed 23 off 21, I am sure that the people who left… It was an amazing win and the boys showed some great fight to get back into that position and luck that we got two points,” Sam Curran said.Also Read | Chris Gayle brings good vibes and pranks to Kings XI Punjab dressing room: KL RahulAlso Watch | KXIP bench strength very strong in IPL 2019: KL RahulFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Sam CurranFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Hat-trickFollow KXIP Fingers crossed for more KXIP victories than hat-tricks: Sam CurranIPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab star all-rounder Sam Curran, who became the youngest player to take an IPL hat-trick, hopes he can inspire KXIP to more wins rather than him getting personal success.advertisementlast_img read more

French Open 2019: Stan Wawrinka advances to the quarters first time in 2 years

first_img Associated Press ParisJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 09:42 IST Stan Wawrinka rises to the Quarterfinals to face Roger Federer at the French Open (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSStan Wawrinka will be facing Roger Federer in the French Open quarterfinalsWawrinka beat Stefanos Tsitsipas by a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 score to reach the last 8 in ParisWawrinka won the 2015 French Open after defeating clay court master Novak Djokovic in the finalThis is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required to get back on the grind, to raise his ranking from outside the top 250, to matter again in the sport he loves.So he could participate in, and win, matches like the 5-hour, 9-minute test of excellence, endurance and emotions that the 34-year-old Wawrinka barely claimed against the 20-year-old, caked-in-clay Stefanos Tsitsipas by a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 score Sunday at the French Open to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in two years.And so he could advance to what comes now: a matchup Tuesday against his friend and countryman Roger Federer, who hasn’t dropped a set so far in the tournament.”That’s the reason why came back. … I love and enjoy to play in front of people, to play in the biggest tournaments you can play. Today was something really special,” said Wawrinka, who won the 2015 championship at Roland Garros for one of his three major trophies. “For sure, when I’m on the court, I try to enjoy and remember, also, everything I have done to be here.”Exhausted as he was by a match finally decided by a backhand that floated past Tsitsipas and landed on the outside edge of a line, Wawrinka still possessed the energy to joke about facing Federer, who has won 22 of their previous 25 meetings.advertisementWhen a reporter, perhaps trying to offer some hope, pointed out that Federer, 37, is the older man, Wawrinka smiled and responded: “Yeah, but he is much better than me, also. So never forget that.”The No. 6-seeded Tsitsipas was not in any mood to laugh: He said this close-as-can-be loss he accumulated more total points, 195-194 caused him to shed post-match tears for the first time in a long time.”Never experienced something like this in my life. I feel very disappointed,” said Tsitsipas, who upset Federer at the Australian Open in January en route to his first Grand Slam semifinal. “Emotionally, wasn’t easy to handle. I will try to learn from it as much as I can.”Asked moments later what lessons he might have gleaned, Tsitsipas looked blankly ahead and answered in a monotone: “I have no idea. My mind is so empty right now. I cannot even think, so I don’t know.”As the sun blazed, unobstructed by clouds, and the temperature soared toward 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius), Wawrinka and the diving-for-volleys Tsitsipas provided by far the best theater around the grounds.Spectators at Court Suzanne Lenglen cheered wildly for Wawrinka when he egged them on, cupping his ear or flapping his arms or even blowing a kiss. Tsitsipas’ electric, net-rushing style earned support, too, although he chastised himself early on for playing “like a freaking zombie!”The key, ultimately, was this: Wawrinka saved 22 of 27 break points, including 8 of 8 in the fifth set.”I was so close. So close. I gave him room to do whatever he likes, all those break points,” Tsitsipas said, pausing frequently between words. “So many break points. So many.”Nothing quite so riveting earlier, when Federer beat 68th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to become the oldest men’s singles quarterfinalist in Paris since 1971.Federer is back at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, when he lost to Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. They’ve known each other forever, basically, and paired up to win a doubles gold medal for Switzerland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.”I’m just happy for the guy that he’s back after his knee problems. They were severe, and that’s why I think he’s really happy he got sort of a second life on tour. Because I think for a while there, he wasn’t sure if he was ever going to come back again. It’s nice to see him pain-free and playing well,” said Federer, who didn’t face so much as a single break point Sunday. “I hope he’s not at the level of ’15, but we’ll find out, because there, he was crushing the ball. It was unbelievable.”Joining Federer in the quarterfinals, oddly enough by the same score, was 11-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was never troubled by 78th-ranked Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina. Nadal next meets No. 7 Kei Nishikori or Benoit Paire, whose match was suspended because of darkness with Nishikori leading two sets to one.The two women’s quarterfinals established Sunday: 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens vs. No. 26 seed Johanna Konta, and No. 31 Petra Martic vs. 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova .advertisementWawrinka had elbowed his way into the upper echelon of the sport no easy feat in this era of Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic with his trio of majors and a career-best ranking of No. 3, when he needed knee surgery in August 2017, a few months after losing in the French Open final.He then needed another procedure, and the path back has been arduous, including a first-round loss a year ago in Paris, shortly before his ranking slumped to 263rd. But he has climbed enough to be seeded No. 24.”It’s never sacrifice when you love what you’re doing. For sure, last two years were tough, but again, I have been here before,” Wawrinka said. “I think I know exactly what I’m doing.”Also Read | French Open 2019: Federer, Nadal storm into quarter-finalsAlso Read | French Open: Djokovic eases into fourth round with straight-set winAlso 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow French Open 2019Follow Stan WawrinkaFollow Roger Federer French Open 2019: Stan Wawrinka advances to the quarters first time in 2 yearsFrench Open 2019: Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals for the first time in 2 years to set a clash with compatriot Roger Federer.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Declare Abhinandan Varthaman’s moustache national moustache: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 18:47 IST Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded for his bravery, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary said.HIGHLIGHTSAbhinandan Varthaman should be awarded for his bravery, Chowdhury saidHis ‘gunslinger moustache’ be declared the ‘national moustache’: ChowdhuryVarthaman was captured by Pakistan when his MiG-21 crashed in the countryAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, on Monday demanded that Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s ‘gunslinger moustache’ be declared the ‘national moustache’. He also said that Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded for his bravery.Addressing the lower house of Parliament, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made ‘national moustache’.”Abhinandan Varthaman’s moustache became the talk of the town after he returned two days after he was captured by Pakistan when his MiG-21 crashed in the country.Congress Lok Sabha leader, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made ‘national moustache’. (file pic of Abhinandan Varthaman) pic.twitter.com/0utFf61wwlANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019Abhinandan Varthaman was captured after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) violated the Indian airspace and shot down his MiG 21 aircraft in an engagement at the Line of Control (LoC).The Wing Commander was released by Pakistan two days later “as a peace gesture”. Addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the India-Pakistan situation should not “get out of hand” and announced that Abhinandan Varthaman will be released.Abhinandan Varthaman was released on March 1, 2019.Reacting to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s demands, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he looks forward to seeing all his friends in the Congress sporting “Abhinandan taches”.The Congress wants India to have a national moustache’. I look forward to seeing all my friends in the Congress sporting Abhinandan taches https://t.co/XCg38R6IsRadvertisement Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 24, 2019PM Modi big salesman, Congress failed to market product: Adhir Ranjan ChowdhurySpeaking in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “very big salesman” while, he said, “the Congress failed to market its product in the Lok Sabha polls”.Targeting the Modi government, Chowdhury said the country is reeling under drought, but the government is not worried. He said BJP MPs did not take steps to alleviate miseries of the people as they think PM Modi will do everything.”They think that praising Modi is sufficient, he will help them sail through [Modi baba par lagayenge],” he said. Adhir Chowdhury also reminded the NDA members that several infrastructure projects were initiated by the Congress governments.Adhir Chowdhury said several major public sector undertakings (PSUs) were also set up under the Congress rule. He alleged the BJP government renamed several schemes initiated by the Congress government to benefit the poor.Also Read | IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his men and machines in SrinagarAlso Read | Ganga and ganda naali: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on motion of thanks, dares Modi govt to jail Rahul and SoniaAlso Watch | Someone must have killed Sohrabuddin, police should find out culprit: Adhir Ranjan ChowdhuryFor 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 byChanchal Chauhan Declare Abhinandan Varthaman’s moustache national moustache: Adhir Ranjan ChowdhuryAddressing the lower house of Parliament, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded and his moustache should be made ‘national moustache’.”advertisementlast_img read more

These matches were warm-ups for the World Championship: Hima Das on her 5 gold medals

first_img Asian News International SpalaJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 21:37 IST Hima Das has captured the imagination of the country with her 5 gold medals on the bounce (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHima Das recently won 4 gold medals in 200m races before another one in a 400m raceHima thanked PM Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and others for their congratulatory messages on her featHowever, making a mark at the World Championships remains Hima’s main focusIndian track and field athlete Hima Das on Monday said that her focus is on World Championship after winning five gold medals – four in 200m and one in 400m event. Hima said the five matches were warm-up like games for her as she is preparing for big matches. She added that she is trying her best to do well and need prayers and blessings from the nation.”These five matches were training games, warm-up matches because big games like World Championship is coming next. So for that, I am preparing. My focus is on these big games. I will try my best to do well there. I need your prayers and blessings,” Hima told ANI.The athlete also expressed her gratitude to the President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan for their good wishes on her achievements.”I am overwhelmed. Everybody conveyed congratulations to me. President Sir, Prime Minister Sir, Sachin Sir, Amitabh Bachchan Sir and rest everybody applauded me. I want to thank each one of you. Keep blessing me,” she added.The ace sprinter claimed her fifth gold medal, in three weeks, at the Nove Mesto Athletics Meet on July 20. She clocked a timing of 52.09 seconds to complete the 400m race, registering her season-best timing. Hima won gold in 200m in Tabor Athletic Meet earlier on Wednesday.Hima, known as ‘Dhing Express’, won three gold medals at different events – Klado Athletic Meet, Kunto Athletics Meet, and Poznan Athletics Grand Prix.advertisementAlso Read | Salaam boss: Rishabh Pant congratulates Hima Das after 5 gold medals in 19 daysAlso Read | Hima Das wins 5 gold medals: Anushka Sharma leads B-Town in congratulating India’s Golden GirlAlso Read | I will continue to work hard and bring more medals for India: Hima Das promises PM ModiFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Hima DasFollow World ChampionshipFollow Olympics 2020 Next These matches were warm-ups for the World Championship: Hima Das on her 5 gold medalsHima Das has recently won 5 gold medals on the bounce to raise hopes for bigger things to come as she prepares for the World Championship while nursing a dream to represent India at the next Olympics.advertisementlast_img read more

A Little Lift from Insolito Terra Shoes

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 1. Insolito Terra, Nathaniel 2. Insolito Terra, Winston 3. Insolito Terra, Washington 4. Insolito Terra, Lincoln 5. Insolito Terra, Benjamin Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey It’s rare that a guy short in stature would shy away from adding a couple of inches to his height. But clearly anything that makes it look like we are trying to be taller is a serious no-no. That is why Eddie Lee founded Insolito Terra, a new luxury shoe brand offering up a line of beautifully made shoes with 2.6 inches of extra height, acquired through inconspicuous construction.Designed in Milan the line (Insolito Terra translates to Uncommon Ground) is made of fine Italian leathers in black, brown and cognac. It comes in a variety of classic styles (minus the square toe loafer, please don’t) so men trying to look a little taller finally have a line that doesn’t look like they belong in Lady Gaga’s closet.Height isn’t the only added bonus to this handsome range. Lee also created Acupressure Insole Technology (AIT) that reduces pain in the back, neck, shoulders, hips, muscles and joints. It is based on the Chinese theory of meridian (the channel in which energy travels) as well as foot reflexology. The insoles stimulate acupressure points on the soles of the feet so as you walk you will feel the effects.If you aren’t concerned about your height but would still like a more comfortable kick, Insolito has a second line that doesn’t include the elevation, only the AIT insole. Best of both worlds.And you know we love socially conscious brands. Insolito donates 1% of their gross sales to the SickKids Foundation. Go on, order up and let us know what you think. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States 1. Insolito Terra, Nathaniel 2. Insolito Terra, Winston 3. Insolito Terra, Washington 4. Insolito Terra, Lincoln 5. Insolito Terra, Benjaminlast_img read more

Retromarine gives men’s swimwear a vintage makeover

first_img Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Over the past several years, hosts of up-and-coming startups and companies started calling the New York borough of Brooklyn home, helping rejuvenate the storied city. These companies — as varied as they are many — helped transform Brooklyn from an industrial wasteland into the bustling, creative hub it is today. One company doing its part to boost Brooklyn while offering a supremely stylish product is the luxury swimwear company, Retromarine. Brought to life by former chef Juan Pablo Jaramillo in Manhattan’s Garment District, Retromarine now resides in Brooklyn’s business-diverse Industry City, providing yet another feather in Brooklyn’s cap.Related: See life through a photo filter with Tens sunglassesWhen Jaramillo decided to ditch his toque for swatches of fabric, he did so looking to revolutionize men’s swimwear from the ground up. Feeling most products looked ill-fitting or unflattering, Jaramillo decided to bring vintage back by designing a pair of trunks which boasted clean lines, high quality material, and uniquely exclusive prints. The lavish yet exquisite styles of icons like Alain Delon, Julio Iglesias, and even John F. Kennedy drove inspiration for the product line, and influenced many of the brand’s prints.Designed for someone with a proclivity for an active and energetic lifestyle, Retromarine effectively redefined style, design, and luxury for the men’s swimwear industry. Each pair of trunks features optimum quality polyester, top-of-the-line water repellent technology, and a host of UV filters which aim to keep each of the unique prints vibrant and lively all summer long. Topping off Retromarine’s timeless swimwear is the company’s signature yellow anchor logo emblazoned on the left leg of each product; a classy touch for a classic pair of shorts.Aside from its achievement in the swimwear field, Retromarine’s forward-thinking approach to business makes it an absolutely ideal fit for Brooklyn’s Industry City. While its designs contribute greatly to the area’s creative subculture, the company also prides itself on remaining sustainable while boasting a product proudly “MADE IN NYC.” Moreover, sustainability isn’t just a loose term used to draw attention to the area but rather Retromarine’s — and every other Industry City inhabitant’s — sincere promise to live up to the word’s definition. It does this by offering bike racks for employees, robust fitness facilities, and childcare solutions for the working parent. This effort shows it’s committed to not just its products, but to the people who contribute so wholly to the company.It’s eerily fitting a brand which brought vintage style back to a modern product now resides in a workspace which put a modern touch on a historical location. Regardless of coincidence, expect Retromarine to stay fixed within Industry City’s ecosystem for years to come, spearheading the area’s continued revival and cultural renaissance. The trunks are a stylish, quality piece of summer attire worthy of waistlines all over the globe; it’s a massive plus they come from a company as progressive and ambitious as Retromarine. How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home Editors’ Recommendations The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travellast_img read more

The Teetotaler Special: Thomas & Sons Tea Liqueurs

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned The Best American Liqueur 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Spirits and liqueurs come in and out of fashion. One day gin is the spirit of choice, the next day, campari has taken its place. Some imbibers crave a vintage cocktail with a modern twist while others desire something completely out of the ordinary. For those renegades, might we suggest tea liqueur, the latest in a string of beverages used to craft interesting cocktails? Portland-based Thomas & Sons is the undisputed king of this hot new spirit.Headquartered in a small Brooklyn distillery, Thomas & Sons, a subsidiary of iconic Townshend Teas, has taken Portland and much of the West Coast by storm. Distilled from tea and sugar, with no artificial additives, Thomas & Sons makes everything in house, from their popular flavorful kombucha to their new alcoholic undertaking.Multiple organic botanicals and tea leaves are placed in large fermentation tanks for two to three weeks before being transferred to a large still. All of this done under the watchful eye of distiller Seth O’Malley, a 24-year-old local college grad who lives and breathes all things spirits.“We are a tea company first,” says O’Malley. “Coming from a spirits background, I wanted to fuse the worlds of tea and spirits together and be true to the sprit of Townshends.”Thomas & Sons has created a wide array of tea liqueurs, perfect for any palate: if you like peaty spirits such as scotch, you’ll love the smoke tea. If alcoholic Arnold Palmers (aka the “simply irresistible” Robert Palmer) are your drink of choice, the sweet tea will delight you. Chai lovers will savor the clove and Kashmiri spices of the bitter tea. And hot toddy aficionados, who crave the flavors of cinnamon and ginger, will surely wax poetic about the spice tea. There’s also an 80-proof white rose speciality distilled spirit that can be used in place of gin in many cocktails.The company intends to introduce a Northwest-style Fernet soon featuring birch, Doug Fir, myrrh and local hops. The liqueurs are available throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Maybe your teetotaler friends will get in on the act. It is tea based after all!Smoked Old Fashioned Created by Lydia McLuen, Moloko1-1/2 oz. Buffalo Trace bourbon1/2 oz Smoke Tea1/4 oz. demerara syrup2 dashes Angostura bittersIceCombine all ingredients in a pint or mixing glass.Add ice and stir 25 times.Strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube.Garnish with a grapefruit twist.*Made with equal parts raw sugar and hot waterlast_img read more

The Manual Wind: Girard Perregaux Laureato 2016 Limited Edition

first_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The resurrection continues.  Historically inspired watches are the new design template for watch brands nowadays.  Nearly every brand with a lineage dating back fifty plus years has been resurrecting their historically classic designs for the modern watch era.  Girard Perregaux is next on the list.  With the success of staple watch collection pieces like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Nautilus, GP has brought back its simple yet classic stainless steel timepiece.  For 2016, the GP Laureato makes its re-debut.The original Laureato of the 70s was only 36mm and quartz.  For 2016, this classic and simple design takes on a modern diameter, 41mm, and an automatic in-house movement.  A mere 10mm thick, the piece is meant to join the ranks of the other classic stainless bracelet timepieces.  An angular bezel, textured dial, and brushed multi piece bracelet with polished center link are reminiscent of the 70s as well as the watches counterparts from AP and Patek.The Laureato design spawned many timepieces over the years.  From steel bracelet complications to large rubber strap and bezel 44mm limited editions, the Laureato has been one of GP’s famed designs.  This 2016 Laureato is certainly just that, 2016.  Larger, simpler, classically inspired and more affordable defines 2016 and the GP Laureato 2016.  There are few steel bracelet timepieces that can be both casual and formal.  The aforementioned AP and Patek top the list of desirables.  Here is a classic option from an old watch house that just might fit the category.  Priced at $14,300 and limited to only 225 pieces, GP certainly feels it does. The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It last_img read more