10 months agoPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviour

first_imgPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviourby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG chief Antero Henrique has hit out at Barcelona over their attempts to sign Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot has been banished to the stands for refusing to consider new contract talks at PSG, where his current deal expires in June.Henrique suspects the influence of Barca and snapped: “Mrs. Rabiot said that we had received an offer this summer. That’s right, a bid on August 29, twenty hours before the end of the transfer window. “It is then simple: Barcelona first had to reach an agreement with Rabiot before we were being talked to. And you also need to know that the Barcelona offer was ridiculous.”We, the club, were surprised by the low bid. It was disrespectful for someone with the status of Rabiot. I continue to emphasise: it is not possible to reach agreement within 24 hours on a player like Rabiot. It seems clear to me that Barcelona already had an agreement with Adrien. “I’m sure he has an agreement with another club anyway. Whether he can leave in the winter? He told me he does not want to stay.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeat

first_imgNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno was disappointed in Wolves’ wastefulness in the 1-0 loss to Braga on Thursday night.Patrick Cutrone, Ruben Neves and Willy Boly all had chances to opening the scoring for the hosts, but it was ultimately Ricardo Horta’s 72nd-minute strike that sealed a win for the Portuguese club.”We are all disappointed. It was a tough game, but I think we did enough,” Nuno said.”We did not perform perfectly, but we created many chances.”Braga had one chance, were very organised, and they scored.”That is the story of the game.”The boys worked hard, but that is football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: John Calipari After Towns’ Technical Foul Against LSU: “I Hope We Lose”

first_imgCoach Cal reacting to a Kentucky game.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 03: head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to a foul against his team during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentucky pulled out a big win at LSU tonight to push its record to 24-0, but if you believe John Calipari, there were times tonight when he would have welcomed 23-1. Karl-Anthony Towns’ was called for a technical for hanging on the rim midway through the second half, which led to this amazing post-game moment on ESPN. As much fun as that videobomb is, Calipari was livid about the foul, at that point in the game. In the interview he said that he told the team that he hoped they would lose after the foul, and reiterated that point to open his post-game press conference. Calipari goes on to praise his talented freshman as a player and a person, but clearly this mistake, which could have proven incredibly costly in what wound up being a two point game, really bothered him.Kentucky hosts South Carolina this Saturday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

The 10 FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 favourites

first_imgThe biggest FIFA 19 event is nearly here as the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 kicks off on August 2 in London’s O2 Arena as the world’s best 32 players compete to be named world champion and take home $250,000 (£203k) in winnings.This season has seen a dramatic increase in the number of FIFA tournaments and as a result, we have a better idea than ever before of who really are the strongest competitors in the world. As such, Goal has compiled a list of 10 favourites to take home the FIFA eWorld Cup trophy.F2TekkzF2Tekkz March Cup 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? The outright favourite for the tournament, nobody has come close to matching Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt this year. The 17-year-old was the only pro to reach the 10,000 Global Series points benchmark, finishing the season with 13,265 points after sensationally winning seven events. The Englishman made a name for himself last year when he won his first-ever FIFA tournament but then failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup. Remembering that, F2Tekkz will be desperate to go all the way this time around.NYC ChrisLikely the strongest player from North America, Christopher “NYC Chris” Holly consistently qualified for events this year but his big win came later in the season as he won the inaugural eChampions League, taking home $100k ($81k) in winnings. With his attacking prowess, Chris could be one to watch in this tournament.Rebel StokesAnother British player on this list, Rebel FC’s Tom Stokes has hit his peak form at just the right time. Come Spring 2019, Stokes landed a quarter-final and semi-final finish under his belt but earned the biggest win of his career just earlier this month as he defeated F2Tekkz to win the Xbox FIFA Global Series Playoffs. Riding the high of that monumental win, Stokes will be a dangerous opponent at the FIFA eWorld Cup.Nicolas99FCNicolas99fcOne of the best players in the world, FC Basel’s Nicolas “Nicolas99fc” Villalba has been just as impressive as he was last year. The Argentine has dominated the PlayStation division, finishing top with 9,770 FIFA Global Series Ranking Points and won cross-console finals for the first time in his career following a couple of Gfinity events. Nicolas has also won the FIFA eClub World Cup and the PlayStation FIFA Global Series Playoffs. Nobody will want to come up against him.MegabitWerder Bremen’s Michael “Megabit” Bittner is one of the most consistent players this year, which is why he was able to finish in the top five of the Xbox FIFA Global Series Rankings. The German took home the Virtual Bundesliga title and was the Xbox champion in the Gfinity February FIFA Series, but all of his accomplishments would be eclipsed by winning the FIFA eWorld Cup.MaestroAfter finishing second in the PlayStation FIFA Global Series Rankings, everyone has begun to take notice of Team Vitality’s Corentin “Maestro” Thuillier. The Frenchman took home the e-Ligue 1 and the FIFA eNations Cup trophies and was also the PlayStation champion in the April FUT Champions Cup. There’s no such thing as an easy match at the FIFA eWorld Cup but on his day, Maestro can take on anyone.MSDossaryMsDossaryAnother one of the major favourites for this tournament, Rogue’s Mossad “MSDossary” Aldossary is the reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion and will be confident of winning back-to-back world titles. The Saudi Arabian told  Goal he doesn’t fear any opponent, which isn’t surprising seeing as he’s considered one of the greatest FIFA pros of all time. With former FIFA Interactive World Cup champion Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing as his coach, even F2Tekkz will struggle to stop MSDossary.Pinna97Stefano “Pinna97” Pinna sometimes slips under the radar but isn’t a player you want to underestimate. The PSV man is the reigning world PlayStation champion as he was the pro who took on MSDossary in the final last year. After a few high finishes and reaching a fairly safe spot in the FIFA Global Series Rankings, Pinna took the unique decision to take a break from competing to ensure he wasn’t burnt out before the FIFA eWorld Cup final. Now the Belgian is back and is ready to go one step further than his impressive showing last year.PSG DaXeParis Saint-Germain’s Lucas “DaXe” Cuillerier finished third in the Xbox FIFA Global Series Rankings following a pretty strong year. He won the FIFA eNations Cup alongside Maestro though he then finished second in e-Ligue 1 behind his France team-mate. DaXe is a fearsome competitor with a lot of experience – he might just step up another level in London.Mkers LevFinally, we have Lev Vinken who is no longer a free agent after joining esports organisation Mkers. The Dutchman is flying after finishing second in the PlayStation FIFA Global Series Playoffs and will be looking for the first major tournament win of his career when the FIFA eWorld Cup comes around.last_img read more

‘Martial can become one of the best, best strikers’

first_imgAnthony Martial can become “one of the best, best strikers” if Manchester United use him correctly, says Dimitar Berbatov.The Red Devils have invested considerable faith in the France international since acquiring him from Monaco in the summer of 2015.A transfer package worth up to £58 million ($70m) was pieced together in order to land an exciting talent then in his teens. 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? Martial is now 23 years of age and has been tied to another long-term contract at Old Trafford.There is, however, a sense that United are yet to bring the best out of him, despite handing out over 170 appearances to date.Berbatov believes that is because a player he briefly worked with in Ligue 1 is not getting the regular game time he needs, or being played in the position which suits him best.The former Red Devils frontman told Express Sport of a forward who has often been deployed on the flanks: “I am slightly biased, but I think Martial can become one of the best, best strikers.”It depends on whether he has the attitude, the fighting spirit, but he is so good I think he can become one of the best.”He has often played two to three games then out for two to three games.”Two to three games on the bench then two to three games back in the team.”And then United fans ask, why isn’t he consistent?”It depends on him, himself, but Martial has to stay at United. He can be a really great player for them.”Dimitar Berbatov MonacoBerbatov got a good look at Martial’s potential during a one-season stay at Monaco in 2014-15, with a number of promising performers on the books at Stade Louis II back then.The enigmatic Bulgarian added: “I had some of the best times of my career at Monaco, and not just because of the city.”I went there at, I think it was 33, and I went into training and had all these young guys around me.”There was Martial but also James Rodriguez, [Yannick] Carrasco, Fabinho and all those guys.”They were running around me and I was like ‘what the f*ck?’.”But I had some great moments at Monaco.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Baker Mayfield Dominated His Interview With Colin Cowherd Today

first_imgBaker Mayfield and Colin Cowherd debate on FS1.FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd has been critical of quarterback Baker Mayfield for years now – and heading into this past April’s draft, he even went as far as to declare the former Oklahoma signal-caller “undraftable.” Thursday, Mayfield joined Cowherd on his radio show and quickly showed that he wouldn’t be pushed around.Mayfield, before he event sat down, made quite a statement. The former Heisman Trophy winner was wearing an “Undraftable” shirt mocking Cowherd. Mayfield, as we all know, went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns – meaning he was quite far from being undraftable.At one point, Cowherd showed Mayfield a clip from the Ohio State game, where Mayfield ran off towards the stands in celebration following a touchdown. Cowherd tried to imply that Mayfield was acting selfishly. Mayfield wasn’t having any of it.Mayfield: “I feel like you’re going for the fact that I’m not a team guy. I’m selfish. Is that what you’re shooting at right here?”Here’s video:Baker Mayfield roasted Cowherd for trying to make him seem like a “bad teammate” after a TD ? pic.twitter.com/vdR2gZtf4M— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) June 21, 2018The entire interview spanned two segments and Mayfield has been getting praised for his performance. FOX will likely release it later on Thursday.Baker Mayfield asking Colin Cowherd if he’s played football past high school might be the most important moment in modern history.— Joe Buettner (@ByJoeBuettner) June 21, 2018It remains to be seen whether Mayfield will be a successful pro. Some have compared him to Johnny Manziel – particularly because of some of his off-the-field antics. Others think he’ll be just fine. Regardless, he has quite a task in front of him – turning around an 0-16 franchise.last_img read more

Dwayne Haskins Is Scheduled To Meet With 5 NFL Teams This Week

first_imgohio state quarterback dwayne haskinsINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)As popular as Kyler Murray has become in recent weeks, Dwayne Haskins has been near the top of this year’s quarterback crop for a long time. Prospective NFL teams are finally getting a chance to meet with him, and it would appear he has quite a number of suitors.According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Haskins is scheduled for meetings and workouts with no fewer than five NFL teams. Per the report, he will meet with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins during the Ohio State Pro Day. After that, he is slated to visit the Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants.All five of those teams pick in the top-15, with Oakland, New York, and Denver picking in the top ten. More importantly, the five teams each have very pressing needs at the quarterback position.In the coming days, Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is scheduled to work out for Raiders and Dolphins in Columbus, and then he’s also scheduled to visit the Redskins, Broncos and Giants, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2019As for which team is in the best position to draft him, that could be determined by whether the Arizona Cardinals choose to draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray No. 1 overall.If they do, the Raiders might want to pull the trigger on Haskins when they make their selection at four – which could in turn cause a bidding war for a team looking to move in front of them.Haskins finished third in the Heisman trophy voting this past year while having a record-breaking season with the Ohio State Buckeyes.He broke just about every Ohio State or Big Ten passing record en route to a 13-1 season and a win in the Rose Bowl.last_img read more

Ohio State Unveils Major Upgrade To Ohio Stadium For 2019

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Changes are coming for Ohio State this upcoming season, and no, we’re not just talking about the coaching staff. While the Buckeyes will be playing under a different regime for this fall, the university is making a few modifications to its football stadium.Ohio Stadium is undeniably one of the toughest places to play in college football. The crowd makes it a hostile environment for any program that has to visit them.There aren’t any issues with the overall structure of the stadium, but it’s getting a nice upgrade for this season.For this upcoming season, The Shoe will have WiFi installed around the stadium for fans to use. It’s a solid addition for those sitting in the stands on Saturdays. WiFi is being installed in 🏟 The Shoe! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/NaX49qy5Oa— gene smith (@OSU_AD) July 23, 2019As for the football team, the roster and coaching staff underwent a few key changes in the offseason.Urban Meyer’s days of coaching the program are over, as Ryan Day prepares for his first season as the head coach.The Buckeyes are also being led by a different quarterback. With Dwayne Haskins officially part of the Washington Redskins, the projected starter for this year is Justin Fields.Ohio State starts its season with a home contest against Florida Atlantic.last_img read more

Wisconsin Sends Message To Fans Before The Michigan Game

first_imgWisconsin's stadium on a football Saturday.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans on September 26, 2009 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)This Saturday, No. 13 Wisconsin hosts No. 11 Michigan in a pivotal Big Ten matchup. Both teams have aspirations for a conference title. A win on Saturday will help one team move another step closer — despite it still being so early in the season.The Badgers have been successful for a number of years. Surprisingly though, there have only been four games between top-15 teams at Camp Randall Stadium in the last 20 years. As a result, Wisconsin has sent a message to fans before the game.“This Saturday is a big deal. Be there early. Be loud the whole time. Be proud to be a Badger.”Wisconsin is taking this seriously — as it should be. The Badgers have been consistently good over the last decade, sometimes even great. But they’re looking to take the next step as a program. A selection to the College Football Playoff would be that next step. Beating Michigan would look good on Wisconsin’s potential playoff resume.The 11th-ranked Wolverines came into the year with high expectations. But many feel they’ve been underwhelming this season, despite a 3-0 start. Offensive inconsistency is once again an issue for UM. They’ll face their toughest defensive test so far on Saturday. The Badgers have back-to-back shutouts heading into the game.There have only been four games between top-15 teams at Camp Randall in the last 20 years.This Saturday is a big deal.Be there early. Be loud the whole time. Be proud to be a Badger. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/I4pf0s705L— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 19, 2019Wisconsin and Michigan kicks off at noon ET on Saturday. The game will be televised on FOX.last_img read more

Australian Open: Prajnesh enters final round of qualifiers, Ankita, Ramkumar bow out

first_img Press Trust of India MelbourneJanuary 10, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 18:19 IST Prajnesh Gunneswaran will be looking for his first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. (Australian Open Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrajnesh Gunneswaran is the only Indian standing in the singles disciplinePrajnesh won the Asian Games bronze medal last yearAnkita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out in the second round of Australian Open qualifiersIn-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran inched closer to his maiden Grand Slam appearance with another straight-set win but Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan were ousted from the Australian Open Qualifiers after suffering narrow defeats, here [Melbourne] Thursday.Prajnesh, seeded sixth, got the better of Spain’s Enrique Lopez Perez 6-3, 6-3 in the men’s singles second round.”I played a better match than yesterday [Wednesday] and remained solid throughout. I broke three times and there were not too many games where my serve was in danger. I played good mentally as well,” Prajnesh told PTI.”I did the right things, attacked when I got chances. Looking forward to the final round tomorrow,” he added.The world number 112 will next take on Japan’s Yosuke Watanaki, ranked 192 in the world.If Prajnesh wins tomorrow’s [Friday] match, it will be his first main draw competition at a Grand Slam. He unfortunately missed out on playing at 2018 French Open when as a lucky loser he made the main draw but since he had left Paris and entered a Challenger tournament, he missed out on the chance.Injured Yuki Bhambri had played in all four Grand Slam main draws in 2018.Placed 132 in the world rankings, Ramkumar played a very close match before losing 7-5 5-7 6-7(6) to Germany’s Rudolf Molleker, ranked 207.”I served well in the match and had a break point at 3-3 in the final set but missed the backhand down the line. It was just a few inches wide. You have to take those chances,” rued Ramkumar.advertisementIn the women’s singles, Asian Games bronze medallist Ankita also had a one-set advantage but went down 6-4 2-6 4-6 to Spain’s 29th seed Paula Badosa Gibert, world number 142.”I tried to play attacking tennis but I felt I slowed down a bit in the second set. I was aggressive again in the third. But the girl (opponent) was serving big today which was the deciding factor,” said Raina.Also Read | Tricky draw for Federer as Swiss legend eyes hat-trick in MelbourneAlso Read | Indian-origin boy to spin the toss coin in Australian Open 4th roundAlso Read | Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow Ankita RainaFollow Ramkumar RamanathanFollow Australian Open Next Australian Open: Prajnesh enters final round of qualifiers, Ankita, Ramkumar bow outAustralian Open: Prajnesh Gunneswana beat Spain’s Enrique Lopez Perez 6-3, 6-3 to make it to the final round of men’s singles qualifiers.advertisementlast_img read more

Pulwama attack: Tamil Nadu grieves its bravehearts

first_imgPulwama attack: Tamil Nadu grieves its braveheartsThe martyred soldiers were the sole breadwinners of their familiesadvertisement Lokpria Vasudevan ChennaiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 15:57 IST Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Friday condoled the deaths of the jawans and announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh and a government job to the kin of the martyrs.Two of the 40 Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) personnel who were martyred in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14 came from Tamil Nadu.Just an hour before the dastardly attack, Constable G Subramanium had spoken to his wife Krishnaveni to ask about his father who underwent a cataract operation in January.Hailing from the nondescript village of Seevalaperi in Tuticorin district, 28-year-old Subramaniam had joined the forces in 2014 after completing ITI. Part of the 82 battalion, Subramanium had been posted in Srinagar a year ago.It was only on February 10 that he had returned to duty after spending a month-long vacation with his family. During his stay at home, he had celebrated the festival of Thalai Pongal with his wife Krishnaveni. The couple had marriedonly in 2018.”He used to proudly say that he would be happy to die for the nation. That has come true. He died very young. We did not even live our life together,” a sobbing Krishnaveni said.Ganapathy, Subramanium’s father, could not hold back his tears as he remembered his doting son. “My son was the breadwinner of our family. His loss is irreplaceable. Even during his holidays, he worked on the farm to support us. He took me to the hospital for my cataract surgery. He used to call from Jammu and ask if I had taken my medicines. What will we do without him,” he said.As a soft-spoken youngster, Subramanium aspired to join the uniformed services from his childhood. A sports enthusiast, he would encourage the youngsters to be physically fit and had been instrumental in forming the Kabbadi club in the village. He actively took part in the sports events organised as part of the Pongal celebrations at his village.advertisementA pall of gloom descended in Karkudi village in Ariyalur from where CRPF jawan C Sivachandran hailed. 32-year-old Sivachandran worked as a teacher before joining the forces in 2010. He had returned to Jammu on February 9 after spending holidays with his family. Survived by his wife Gandhimathi and 2-year-old son, Sivachandran dreamt of raising his son to become an IPS officer.”I spoke to my husband three days back when he reached Delhi. I had asked him to be safe and he had asked me to not worry and take care of our son. He was very proud of serving the nation,” she said.Hailing from a family of farm laborers, Sivachandran too was the sole breadwinner. His demise came as a rude shock to the family who just the last year had lost their younger son.”My younger son died of electrocution last year and now my elder son is also dead. What are we going to do?” Chinnayan, father of the martyred jawan, said.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisami on Friday condoled the deaths of the jawans and announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh and a government job to the kin of the martyrs.Follow | Pulwama terror attack Live updates: Rajnath Singh calls all party meeting to discuss India’s moveAlso read | Pulwama terror attack: India salutes its bravehearts, proud families bid teary goodbyes Also read | Don’t know if I’ll return, take care of the kids: Slain CRPF jawan told wife before Pulwama attackAlso watch | PM Modi pays his final respects to slain CRPF jawansFor 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 Pulwama attacklast_img read more

MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 00:22 IST MS Dhoni has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored a fifty in the first ODI to reach the milestoneDhoni and Jadhav struck a massive partnership to take India to 6-wicket win over Australia in 1st ODIDhoni is also the leading six-hitter for India in ODIsMahendra Singh Dhoni joined an elite list in the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday as he became only the fourth Indain batsman to score over 13000 runs in List A cricket. With a fifty in the first ODI, Dhoni amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79.With over 13,000 runs, the former Indian captain has now joined an elite club, which comprises of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.Dhoni achieved the milestone during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia when he scored a gritty half-century to power India to a six-wicket victory.Former England star Graham Gooch is at the top of the list with 22,211 runs in List A cricket.Apart from this, Dhoni’s unbeaten 141-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav is the second highest fifth-wicket stand by India against Australia at home. This was also the second best partnership for any wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.The highest stand was put up by Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson of Australia when they produced a 145-run opening partnership in 2009.During the first ODI, Dhoni also became the leading six-hitter in ODIs for India toppling Rohit Sharma en route. Dhoni hit his 216th six on Saturday to achieve the milestone.The milestone six came for Dhoni off Nathan Coulter-Nile as the former captain tonked the quick over long on, courtesy the strong bottom-hand grip of his.While Dhoni leads the list with 216 sixes, Rohit Sharma is a close second with 215. Third on the list is Tendulkar with 195 sixes to his name while Ganguly (189), Yuvraj Singh (153) and Sehwag (131) complete the top six.advertisementAlso Read | When you have MS Dhoni at the other hand, you just have to listen to him: Kedar JadhavFor 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 MS DhoniFollow List A cricketFollow India vs Australia MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricketMS Dhoni joined Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in an elite list of Indian batsmen to have scored over 13000 runs in List A cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

Wish I was as confident as Riyan Parag at 17: Steve Smith

first_img – advertisement 166/5 No data available! 163/7 vs (19.4) Super Over Punjab Punjab PNJ Match Ended view more view less Delhi beat Punjab by 5 wickets Indian Premier League, 2019 Delhi Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 163/7center_img (20.0) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shreyas Iyer (19.4) 166/5 Wish I was as confident as Riyan Parag at 17: Steve SmithIn a crucial IPL match for Rajasthan Royals, Steve Smith and Riyan Parag stitched a 69-run partnership to defeat Mumbai Indians and keep their hopes of making the playoffs alive. Anita Jat JaipurApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 23:08 IST Steve Smith scored 59 runs as Rajasthan defeated Mumbai Indians on Saturday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSTeenager Riyan Parag scored 43 off 29 balls for Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on SaturdaySteve Smith smashed an unbeaten 59 to take RR home in their 162-run chaseRajasthan defeated Mumbai by 5 wickets after a strong stand between Smith and ParagAfter registering a crucial win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday, newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith praised 17-year-old Riyan Parag for his impressive knock of 43 from 29 balls and predicted a bright future for the young batsman.”Parag was really impressive; I have been watching him in the nets and with the bat looks like a seasoned campaigner,” skipper Smith said during the post-match presentation ceremony.”He’s a great kid and has a great future, I hope I was as confident when I was 17. When you are young and come into a team you have a carefree attitude and kept playing his shots,” Smith added.Steve Smith and Riyan Parag stictched 69 runs together for the fourth wicket to hand Rajasthan a much-needed five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.Replacing Ajinkya Rahane as the Rajasthan Royals captain, Steve Smith impressed with an unbeaten 59 runs in 48 balls to hand his team only their third win in eight matches.Smith admitted that he didn’t have the desired impact with the bat in the previous Rajasthan Royals’ matches in IPL 2019 but hoped to carry forward the momentum from here.”I haven’t contributed as much as I would’ve liked through the tournament and it feels really nice to have gotten the boys over the line. Hopefully, we can carry it forward from here,” Smith said of his performance.Rajasthan are currently placed only above Royal Challengeres Bangalore, fetching six pints from three wins.Talking about a struggling Rajasthan in the IPL 2019, Smith said, “We just need to stay focussed on the processes, we just need to turn up and win. Every game’s a final, and we have to win each one. Let’s hope it turns out well for us.”advertisementSpeaking about Jofra Archer’s dropped catches Smith said, “It’s never good when you don’t take your catches, but Jofra pulled it back really well for us with the ball and was terrific.”Rajasthan Royals will next host Delhi Capitals on Monday.Also Read | DC vs KXIP Live Score, IPL 2019: Delhi spinners dent Punjab chargeAlso Read | RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai IndiansAlso 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow Riyan ParagFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Rajasthan Royals Referee: Prakash Bhatt (IND) Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe (IND), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS) (20.0) Scorecard Toss: DEL elected to field graphs Delhi DEL Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 37 Match Ended commentarylast_img read more

Empty stands take the shine off IAAF World Championships in Doha

first_img Reuters DohaOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 10:05 IST More than half of the Khalifa Stadium was empty during the men’s 100m final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLow attendance has been cause of concern at Doha World ChampionshipsThe 48,000-capacity venue was barely half full for the men’s 100m finalThe public have also been absent from the road racesThe embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the event’s organisers on Monday.Athletes, pundits and global television audiences have widely criticised the poor turnout at the air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium over the first three days of competition.The 48,000-capacity venue was barely half full for the men’s 100 metres final on Saturday.On Sunday, when the women’s 100 metres headlined the action, it was almost completely empty and pole vault bronze medallist Ekaterini Stefanidi said it was the smallest crowd she had competed in front of this year, including at the Greek national championship.The absence of cheering fans meant the United States team who won the inaugural 4×400 metres mixed relay title on Sunday opted not to run a lap of honour and disappeared straight down the exit tunnel.The public have also been absent from the road races, held near the waterfront.However, there were considerably more fans in the stadium on Monday, including a noisy contingent of Ethiopian supporters, for a programme which included the men’s 5000 metres and 400 metres hurdles finals.There were also several groups of fans, each wearing identical shirts, dotted around the stadium which appeared to be slightly over half full.The local organising committee (LOC) said in a statement that attendances on Friday and Saturday were “solid” but were “down on our expectations” on Sunday, which they said “coincided with the start of the working week in Qatar”advertisement”The challenge we face with a competition schedule that is geared to support global TV viewership is that some finals are not starting until the late evening,” it said.”This impacts on the number of spectators remaining until the end of the session.”The LOC also suggested that local audiences were more interested in middle-distance races than sprint events and said it was “confident with our additional communications (that) we will see more attendees for longer periods”.It then mentioned the boycott imposed on Qatar by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, who accuse the Gulf state of supporting terrorism, which it denies.”Our vision was for a first world championships in the Middle East. An IAAF World Athletics Championships that would welcome the world and connect to new fans. Despite facing unique challenges as hosts, in terms of the political (boycott), that ambition remains,” it said.The four boycotting nations have, however, sent athletes to Doha, and Bahrain won bronze in the 4×400 mixed relay.Stefandi disappointed, Gatlin, Shelly-Ann not concerned”It is disappointing,” said Stefanidi. “I was all for bringing the event to new areas, different environments like the Middle East too because we needed to promote the sport.”However, women’s 100 metres winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was indifferent.”I actually did notice the stadium wasn’t full but it’s part of athletics,” the Jamaican said after Sunday’s race. “Doha got the rights to host the championship, you just have to give and take. I just wanted to put on a good performance focus, I tried not to focus on the crowd.”Justin Gatlin, silver medallist in the men’s 100 metres on Saturday, took a similar view, saying: “When we are on the track, I think it doesn’t matter whether there are 100 people watching or 100,000 people watching. We want to be able to put on a great show.”Also Read | IAAF World Championships: Annu Rani 1st Indian to reach finals of women’s javelin throwAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow DohaFollow IAAF World ChampionshipsFollow Justin GatlinFollow Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Next Empty stands take the shine off IAAF World Championships in DohaThe absence of cheering fans has left quite a few star athletes disappointed at IAAF World Championships in Doha. The United States team who won the inaugural 4×400 metres mixed relay title on Sunday opted not to run a lap of honour and disappeared straight down the exit tunnel.advertisementlast_img read more

The Five Best Spring and Summer Shirts Under $50

first_img Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Summer is rapidly approaching, so now is the time to build your warm weather shirt rotation. With the increased activity and travel of the outdoor weather seasons, any guy knows that its important to find essential and versatile pieces of clothing that can be worn to both the office and the beach; can fit in at a swanky air conditioned lounge and at a sweaty outdoor concert.Any guy will also tell you that the summer is all about saving as much money as you can so you can make that extra trip to the ocean, get that extra concert ticket for the girl you just met, and splurge on that extra six pack for the roof top barbecue. No one wants to be cheap, but every guy wants to fit as much fun within his budget as possible.With that kind of diversity and affordability in mind, we at the Manual decided that we would make life easier for our readers and collect what we think are the five best summer shirts under $50.00. Since the range of shirt use was important, we had to limit our selections to button-downs—though we understand how important a good t-shirt can be.All images courtesy of manufacturer. The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weatherlast_img read more

Shop Class – Touch of Modern

first_img How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Three years ago Jerry Hum and three college friends launched Touch of Modern, a men’s online discount shopping destination, after noticing that Web-based retail sites for men were rare. Today their site, which offers everything from furniture and outdoor activity gear to clothing, high-end watches and motion-sensitive bathroom nightlights, has more than 7 million registered users and has done almost $100 million in sales. Hum recently shared what makes Touch of Modern a go-to destination for guys, who, according to his thriving company’s stats, make up 42 percent of the now massive $300 billion e-commerce market….Why did you start Touch of Modern?No one was really serving our customer. A lot of the other e-commerce sites out there were really geared toward women and also discount shoppers and people who were looking for clearance items. We were really interested in high design and also things that appeal to enthusiasts and people who have hobbies and things like that. Men are niche and now nobody questions it. It used to be in the beginning that people thought men don’t shop for themselves and they don’t really buy. There wasn’t a destination out there that was really catered to them. Traditional retail in general is catered toward the way women shop. They’ve taken what is at the mall and they have put it online. Whereas with us we’ve explored how men shop, what they want and what grabs their attention.What sets Touch of Modern apart?Our customers are really underserved. When they find a site like ours they really latch on. It’s something that really sticks with them. They return, on average, ten times a month. We actually release about 250 new products a day and we have about 5,000 different vendors total. The way we merchandise is not like a lot of other sites. For us it’s about what’s cool, what’s unique and what’s the story behind each product. And if it is interesting it is interesting. We sell across all different categories and all different price points.What is your best-selling category?Watches sell really well for us because those span a wide range of prices. And there is a real enthusiast community around them.Who is the Touch of Modern guy?He is 25 to 45 and lives in major metropolitan areas like New York or San Francisco and has some disposable income.How do you promote the products featured on the site?Mostly we do it by brand. We are looking for the most interesting stories that are out there. And it’s kind of like a daily feed of what is cool and interesting about what is being produced.How has the shop adapted over the years?We constantly evolve with what we are putting out there. And that is the advantage we have over traditional retail. We are not locked into a season. We put it up. We are constantly getting feedback and that’s how we get better.What are the delivery times?They vary a lot. A lot of our stuff will ship very quickly. About a third of our stuff will arrive within a week and the rest of our stuff will be in the one to two week range.What is the price range of merchandise on the site?We will have something as inexpensive as two dollars all the way up to $50,000.How would you describe the gist of Touch of Modern? It is a treat. It’s not commodity goods. It’s not things that you need and are going to be at CVS. It’s stuff that is going to make you feel good. We sell wants. Editors’ Recommendations Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip End the Stigma and Start the Conversation About Men’s Mental Health Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Pornlast_img read more

STATE Makes a Statement by Donating Backpacks to Kids in Need

first_img There is a plethora of do-gooder companies out there sending bags to those in need. However, STATE however is going the extra step by filling those bags with nutritional snacks, school supplies, and books —and all for kids right here in America. Praise!STATE was launched in 2013 by husband-and-wife duo Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman. As founders of the nonprofit Country Roads Foundation — which helps children in New York City — the couple noticed how many kids carried their possessions in trash bags. So, for every STATE bag purchased, the brand hand-delivers a backpack full of essential tools for success.But that’s not all! STATE also hosts bag drops where teams of “PackMen” and “PackWomen” lead motivational rallies to boost kids’ self esteem and outlook on life. Then there are their collaborations; STATE blew it out of the water with a partnership with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD global charity campaign (kids received a limited-edition BeyGOOD and STATE Union bag with supplies) and another with Bombas socks for Coalition for the Homeless (disenfranchised adults were hooked up with a bag and socks). The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Franklin The Heights Editors’ Recommendations Lorimer Kensington Colby Greenpoint Clark Homecrest If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Preston Kingston Bedford Carroll Gardens center_img STATE’s most recent collaborations are just as exciting. In September, along with New York Yankeess pitcher CC Sabathia’s PitCCH Foundation, STATE held a bag drop rally at a Bronx-area elementary school. The kids were given a new STATE backpack filled with goodies. Chance the Rapper has even gotten involved; he and STATE gave over 30,000 backpacks to kids in Chicago through the #GiveBackPack Chicago initiative.But the Tatelmans aren’t just content with providing tangible change. They’ve also started up a digital space to foster discussion and help explain some of the more difficult and challenging issues facing us today. Fittingly, it’s called #WhatDoWeTellTheKids. The first month, October 2016, focused on Black Lives Matter; February 2017 highlighted LGBTQ stories; and April 2017 talked about how we can stamp out the use of “retard” with an incredible film by Emmy award-winner Kat Misko. And August was all about Chicago —  that beautiful, underfunded, resilient city.STATE is more than a bag. This is a movement. This is more than fashion. These bags are statements.First published by Cator Sparks on March 20, 2015. Updated by Elizabeth Dahl on October 27, 2017. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Previous 1 of 6 Bedford Carroll Gardens Next End the Stigma and Start the Conversation About Men’s Mental Health 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

KSAC Approves Resolution for Vending Areas in Downtown Kingston

first_imgThe Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), led by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, passed a Resolution for prescribed vending areas in downtown Kingston yesterday November  13, 2012. These designated areas are: New Chapel Lane from Beckford Street to Spanish Town Road (ground provision); Pechon Street from Beckford Street to Spanish Town Road; West Street from West Queen Street to Heywood Street; and Princess Street from West Queen Street to Heywood Street. Also prescribed as vending areas are: Luke Lane from West Queen Street to Heywood Street; Mathews Lane from Beckford Street to Heywood Street (eastern sidewalks); Heywood Street from Pechon Street to Orange Street; and Beckford Street from West Street to Darling Street. The KSAC will also take immediate steps to make the area known as Open Market west, bounded by Pechon, Beckford, West and Barry Streets, available for additional vending spaces, and parking where necessary.last_img read more