20 days agoBen Chilwell hails spirit inside Leicester squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ben Chilwell hails spirit inside Leicester squadby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City fullback Ben Chilwell has hailed the spirit inside the current squad.Leicester are going well, sitting third after their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.“We’re very confident, especially off the back of 5-0 win against Newcastle and the five great goals that we scored,” Chilwell told the Foxes’ official website.”The confidence is very high in the club, the training is very good.“We’ve made sure that we’ve trained very hard. Just because we’ve won 5-0, we’ve not relaxed.”The manager (Brendan Rodgers) came in the changing room after Newcastle and while he was very happy, he doesn’t show it with us.” last_img read more

2 days agoReal Madrid keeper Courtois on 5-star performance: I never doubt myself

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid keeper Courtois on 5-star performance: I never doubt myselfby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was delighted with his performance for their Champions League defeat of Galatasaray.Real won 1-0 thanks to Toni Kroos’ goal, with Courtois making three exceptional saves.Courtois said, “Tonight’s was an important match, we had to win to get some breathing space in order to stay alive in the Champions League. It’s a stadium with a big atmosphere and they really get behind their team. We were in the match from the start, although they had two big chances at the beginning that I saved well. In the second half we controlled the match more, but we failed to kill the game off.”Everyone was really up for it and that’s the sort of intensity we have to produce in every game to win. We had chances that could have ended up in goals, we didn’t manage to score a second, but are happy to have got the win, although we need to improve on that. We’re going to keep on working and let’s hope we win more games.”He added: “I never doubt myself, but we know just what a club we’re at and I’m only interested in constructive criticism from my teammates and the coach. I’ll keep on training hard to keep performing to this standard.” last_img read more

Photos: USC Unveils New Trojan Logo, Design Evolution

first_imgnew usc trojan logo.new usc trojan logoFriday, USC unveiled a new set of logos, calling the updates part of a “design evolution” for the program. But don’t worry, Trojans fans – the football team won’t be moving to the new Trojan logo on its helmets just yet.USC says that it’s been working with Nike for the last 18 months on the brand evolution.#USC has unveiled a new Trojan logo but it will not be used for football helmet pic.twitter.com/KO0MpW8csV— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) April 15, 2016From USC: –A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head on the football helmet will continue on the helmet.— Lisa Horne (@LisaHorne) April 15, 2016Here’s what the school is calling the highlights of the unveiling:–The SC interlock remains the primary logo and mark for USC Athletics, but the current script-face TROJANS above the SC interlock has been eliminated. However, the specific logos currently used by USC baseball (SC monogram) and track (SC shield) will continue to be used by those programs.–A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head used on the football helmet will continue in use on the helmet.–A new custom alphabet and numeral type font–based on Greek Doric architecture–is used for USC’s word marks (“USC,” “Trojans,” “Fight On”), its sport-specific logo lock-ups and other typography.–A new ornamental Greek key pattern is available for use as trim on uniforms, gear and promotional material.–USC’s primary colors remain Cardinal and Gold. But secondary colors of Black and White and a tertiary color of Metallic Gold have been added for occasional use.The refreshed look will be used on the uniforms, gear, stationery and promotional material for all 21 Trojan sports.You can see all of the new designs over at usctrojans.com. There is apparently already new USC merchandise with the changes in the bookstore.last_img read more

Video: Nick Saban Won’t Escalate Beef With Michigan: “Jim Harbaugh Is Fine With Me”

first_imgJim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines runs onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines run onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)When someone says something about Michigan football, Jim Harbaugh can’t help but respond. We saw it yesterday, when a Rutgers secret society played a prank on Michigan at its camp in New Jersey, and a few weeks ago, Harbaugh fired off a pretty heated tweet in the direction of Alabama’s Nick Saban after the Crimson Tide head coach criticized satellite camps. He later doubled down, calling Saban “hypocritical.”Saban, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the largely-manufactured controversy. He was asked about Harbaugh’s comments once again today, and refused to get in the mud with the Michigan Man.Alabama HC Nick Saban on his thoughts regarding perceived beef with Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: pic.twitter.com/32hhBUjgFJ— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) June 9, 2016That’s not quite as fun, but we wouldn’t expect Saban to handle it any other way.[Saturday Down South]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

PSG can play better – Tuchel

first_imgThomas Tuchel says that was not surprised by Paris Saint-Germain’s struggles to break down Pontivy GSI in Sunday’s Coupe de France tie.The Ligue 1 champions eventually ran out 4-0 victors over their fifth-tier opposition, but Sylvain Jule’s own goal was all that separated the sides until the 70th minute, when Neymar finally got the better of the impressive Clement Daoudou.Kylian Mbappe’s penalty added further gloss soon after, with Julian Draxler getting in on the act late on to give a flattering impression of PSG’s performance. 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? Tuchel acknowledged that his side’s showing may not have been reflective of the scoreline, but he stressed that he was nonetheless impressed with their display.“I was expecting this type of match,” the German told reporters post-match.“If you play seriously, it’s not possible for a fifth division team to beat us. That’s what the team did.“We did two very intense and very serious training sessions, so I was confident before the match.“It was not easy because the opponent was very organised and we lost a lot of easy balls.“The last passes were not precise enough to score two or three goals in the first half. We have no injuries, we have won the merit and for that, I am happy.“We can play better, but it was not necessary today, that’s why it’s a good start to the year for us.”Moussa Diaby, who came on from the bench to score the winner in PSG’s Coupe de la Ligue clash with Orleans in December, again impressed as a substitute, teeing up Neymar for the Brazilian’s 17th goal of the season.“Even at 1-0 after an hour of play, I knew we could always accelerate the match with players like Moussa Diaby and our technical skills,” Tuchel added.“Moussa was decisive, it’s important. I knew that the opponent could not play with this intensity for 90 minutes and we would find spaces between the lines in the last twenty minutes.”Tuchel’s focus will now switch to the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final tie with Guingamp, before PSG return to Ligue 1 action against Amiens.last_img read more

Report: Newcastle 2 Man City 1

first_img– Newcastle have now won five of their past seven home Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the top two (L2).- Manchester City have now dropped 16 points in their 24 Premier League games this season, having drawn twice and lost four times; already more than they dropped in the entirety of 2017-18 (14 – D4, L2).- City have lost three games in which they have been ahead in the Premier League this season, their most in a single campaign since 2008-09 (four).- Aguero’s goal after 24 seconds was the earliest goal scored in this season’s Premier League and the fastest Manchester City have scored since Jesus Navas netted after 13 seconds against Tottenham in November 2013.- All 30 of Salomon Rondon’s Premier League goals have been scored from inside the box – of current Premier League players, only Javier Hernandez (49) has netted more, with 100 per cent being from inside the area. Manchester City suffered a shock loss in defence of their Premier League title as Newcastle United came from behind to win 2-1 at St James’ Park.Matt Ritchie’s penalty 10 minutes from time sealed one of the most surprising results of the season to leave Liverpool with the chance to move seven points clear with a victory over Leicester City on Wednesday.Sergio Aguero looked to have set a predictable tone for Pep Guardiola’s 100th top-flight game at the helm, his goal after 24 seconds apparently teeing the Catalan up for a record 74th win from that century of outings. 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? But City failed to build on that fast start and the hosts levelled through Salomon Rondon with 24 minutes remaining.And when Fernandinho fouled Sean Longstaff in the box, Ritchie stepped up to drive his spot-kick underneath Ederson and strike what could be a pivotal blow in the title race.80′ – GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Ritchie puts the penalty away and the Magpies lead 2-1! #NUFC pic.twitter.com/XTkCkgZ9OX— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 29, 2019With City having taken 46 points from the last 48 available against the Magpies, Rafael Benitez may well have hoped just to keep things tight early on.Any such plans were shattered before he even had the chance to warm his seat.David Silva stumbled into Raheem Sterling’s cross, diverting the ball into Aguero’s path for the striker to volley home his 15th goal in 13 top-flight outings against Newcastle. 24 – Sergio Aguero’s goal after 24 seconds was the fastest Manchester City have scored in a Premier League game since Jesus Navas scored after 13 seconds against Tottenham Hotspur in November 2013. Rapid. pic.twitter.com/bbMqk4cwAW — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 29, 2019 Aguero was celebrating a second in the 18th minute, but referee Paul Tierney ruled that Kevin De Bruyne was a little too eager in executing a quickly taken free-kick and booked the Belgium midfielder.To their credit, the hosts held firm for the remainder of the first half, although Florian Lejeune had to be alert to block Silva’s shot on the line. Sterling came within a whisker of doubling the lead early in the second half but allowed Leroy Sane’s cross to go through his legs, while Silva stung Martin Dubravka’s palms.Then came the unexpected revival as Rondon, who had cut an isolated figure, sprung to life to lash home after City were caught napping by Isaac Hayden’s header over the top.Ritchie calmly converted from the spot and City could not muster a meaningful response, leaving Liverpool with a golden opportunity to put one hand on a maiden Premier League trophy triumph.What does it mean? They think it’s all over…Guardiola conceded that his City side could ill-afford to drop any more points in order to retain their crown. Even if they should now win all their remaining 14 games, City would fall short of the 100 points they achieved last season. The title may already have been Liverpool’s to lose, but they would have to throw it away now.Benitez the mastermindAll the talk will be about City losing, but Newcastle won this game fair and square and they did it despite going behind so early on. They stuck to the game plan, stayed in the contest and picked their moments. Credit has to go to the Newcastle boss for pulling this one off.Fernandinho floundersHe has been so important to City, and Guardiola has acknowledged as much, but Fernandinho’s moment of madness in conceding the penalty could be the act that ended his side’s bid for glory.Key Opta facts- Newcastle have beaten Manchester City in a Premier League game for the first time since September 2005, ending a run of 22 meetings without a win (D3 L19).- Only Jose Mourinho (W73 D18 L9 – 237 points) picked up more points than Guardiola (W73 D15 L12 – 234 points) in his first 100 games in England’s top flight.1 – Only Jose Mourinho (237 points) picked up more points in his first 100 Premier League games as a manager than the Pep Guardiola (234). Special. pic.twitter.com/Y8w7jLepmW— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 29, 2019 What’s next?City will lick their wounds before hosting Arsenal on Sunday, having won 2-0 in north London on the opening weekend of the campaign, while Newcastle head to Wembley to face Tottenham the day before. read morelast_img read more

Brazil implode & chaos reigns in thrilling Australia comeback

first_imgChaotic goals, desperate defending and controversial VAR calls – Australia’s exhilarating 3-2 comeback win over Brazil on Wednesday evening had it all.The Matildas’ resurrection from being dead and buried in the Women’s World Cup at 2-0 down wasn’t without an enormous chunk of luck, though.Chloe Logarzo’s cross flew all the way in and Monica headed into her own net in a strange VAR call after Caitlin Foord got Australia back into the game just before half-time. 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? Brazil had appeared to be in cruise control too, with goals from Marta and Cristiane put them comfortably ahead in the first half. But the former and 41-year-old Formiga, booked early on, were withdrawn at half-time and it would prove key.Without those two leaders out there, Brazil capitulated, with the seemingly doomed Australia, who lost their opening game to Italy, taking full advantage.If there was a feeling of desperation among the Matildas, it showed early on. An ambitious strike from Elise Kellond-Knight and a header from the edge of the box from Sam Kerr came among a handful of penalty appeals, all of which were waved away without a second thought.They did create the first real chance of the game when Tameka Yallop nodded a cross down into Kerr’s path, but the bounce was unkind to the prolific forward, who came into the game fresh off the back of breaking her World Cup duck against Italy.And then that sense of desperation reared its ugly head again, and in damning fashion. Kellond-Knight, filling in at left-back due to injuries, came in through the back of Brazil’s Leticia Santos in the box and the referee had no doubts.There were few doubts about it giving Brazil the lead too when their returning talisman Marta stepped up. Cool and composed, she fired it past Lydia Williams for her 16th World Cup goal – putting her level with Germany’s Miroslav Klose at the top of the all-time scoring charts.Brazil Australia Women's World CupIt didn’t take long for Brazil to double that lead, with Cristiane continuing her fine goalscoring form after bagging a hat-trick against Jamaica. Tamires’ brilliant nutmeg on Emily Gielnik and even better pass through the channel to Debinha started the move, before the forward whipped in a great cross which Cristiane headed home after out-jumping Steph Catley.But just as the Matildas appeared to be on the brink, they were suddenly back into the game. Yallop sent a teasing ball into the box in first half stoppage time and Monica was in complete disarray as Logarzo flicked the ball on for Foord to stab home at the far post.Brazil had a fantastic chance to regain their two-goal cushion just after the restart, with Cristiane and Debinha making fools of their markers before the latter chose to shoot instead of picking out the unmarked Andressa Alves, but their wastefulness would come back to bite them.Australia, channelling their desperation through some great high-pressing now, won the ball back in Brazil’s defensive third and were rewarded for their hard work when Logarzo watched her cross run all the way into the bottom corner untouched.If they were warranted further luck, they certainly got it. In what was probably the most decisive VAR call so far, Australia were the ones to benefit as Kerr’s interference from an offside position was not enough for the referee to disallow Monica’s own goal, as she headed a long hopeful ball up to the forward past Barbara.Brazil Australia Women's World CupIf Brazil had been missing Marta and Formiga in this second half, they missed them even more so when they fell behind. Two vastly experienced and talented players were not there to lift their visibly dejected team-mates, who struggled to compose themselves and get back into the game.After Vadao’s side came into the World Cup under heavy fire from the Brazilian press, they will no doubt find themselves back under it now, with them now having just one win in their last 11 games.Australia, on the other hand, showed the character they lacked in that opening match.However, Italy are the real winners of this result, with a result over Jamaica tomorrow putting them in pole position to finish first – while Brazil and Australia scrap over second and third, and a place in the top-heavy side of this World Cup draw.last_img read more

Valencia keen on signing Ayoze Perez

first_imgValencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.According to sources close to the club, the Spaniard would be keen on a return to his native country and the Liga side are close to putting together an offer.Perez intends to leave the Premier League club this summer, especially following the news that manager Rafael Benitez will be exiting once his contract expires at the end of June. 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? One barrier to any potential move would be the valuation set by Newcastle, with the quoted price of €25 million (£22m/$29m) too high for the Spanish outfit as things stand.Valencia finished fourth in La Liga last season and qualified for the Champions League as a result, which adds even more appeal to the move for Perez, who has been at Newcastle since 2014.The 25-year-old was the club’s top scorer across all competitions last season, finding the net 13 times in 41 appearances, with 10 of his 12 league goals coming in the second half of the season.He has scored 48 goals in 195 appearances for Newcastle since joining the club from Tenerife, with 33 of those coming in the Premier League.The revelation that Benitez would be leaving the north east came on Monday, as Newcastle announced that he would be departing after the two parties failed to agree terms regarding a contract extension.A statement on the club’s official website read: “We have worked hard to extend Rafa’s contract over a significant period of time.”However, it has not been – and will not be – possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives.”The news came as a blow to Magpies supporters, who hold the former Liverpool manager in high regard after he led them back to the Premier League at the first attempt before consolidating their position in the top flight in the following two seasons.The Champions League-winning boss has been linked with a money-spinning move to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, who reportedly offered Benitez a contract worth £12 million ($15m) per year.last_img read more

5-Star CB Makes Big Announcement About Ohio State

first_imgOhio State players interacting with fans as they leave the field.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Fans congratulate the Ohio State Buckeyes as they leave the field following their 42-7 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Arizona native Kelee Ringo is ranked No. 11 overall in the class of 2020. He is the second-ranked cornerback in the country, and the top player from his state.The five-star recruit has offers from most of the nation’s major powers, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, MSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Texas, USC, Washington, and others.Ohio State is also on that list, and Ringo is going to check out what Columbus has to offer very soon.Kelee Ringo will head up to see this weekend’s Ohio State football game against Minnesota.He made the announcement on Wednesday.In Columbus, Ohio this weekend #Buckeyes ??— KR7 (@KeleeRingo) October 10, 2018This will be Ringo’s second unofficial visit of the season. In September, he went to in-state school Arizona State for the team’s win over Michigan State.The Buckeyes kick off against the Golden Gophers at noon.It is very early, but the three people who have logged predictions for where Ringo will commit all believe he will be a Washington Husky. This recruitment should still be pretty wide open though.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit “Loves” This New Idea For The College Football Playoff

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.This is the fifth season of the College Football Playoff. The debate still rages on about whether to modify the system or leave it as is.We’ve seen plenty of suggestions. Expand to six teams. Expand to eight teams. Leave it as is with four. It seems likely that change is coming at some point, but no one knows what it will be or when it will happen.Kirk Herbstreit is a fan of a different kind of suggestion. It comes courtesy of former Nebraska star Adam Carriker.Instead of picking the playoff after the conference title games, Carriker wants to eliminate conference championship games and start bowl season the way it used to be. Then, after all the bowl games have been played, pick the four best teams for the playoff.Herbie is a fan of this proposal.“Love this idea from @AdamCarriker94 And it makes a lot of sense. Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select “best” 4,” he wrote on Twitter.Love this idea from @AdamCarriker94 And it makes a lot of sense. Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select “best” 4.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 2, 2019It seems unlikely that this suggestion would ever come to fruition. Conference championship games are still a fixture and this type of system could extend the season further into January, depending on how it is structured.Still, it is a fun scenario to consider.last_img read more

CFB Analyst Predicts The 4 College Football Playoff Teams

first_imgDabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly with the College Football Playoff trophy.ATLANTA, GA – December 6: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly pose with the National Championship Trophy at the College Football Playoff Semifinal Head Coaches News Conference on December 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Just over a month ago, the Clemson Tigers took down the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title game. It was the second title for Dabo Swinney and company in the past three years.Clemson and Alabama have combined for the past four national titles. With the 2019 recruiting cycle in the rearview, college football analyst Brett McMurphy took an early look at who can compete for a national title in 2019.No surprise, both Clemson and Alabama remained top contenders heading into the new season. McMurphy revealed his picks for the College Football Playoff and the New Year’s Six bowl games.Here’s the playoff foursome:Peach Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 AlabamaFiesta Bowl: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 OklahomaThis would be a rematch of the 2017 playoff where Alabama took down Clemson in the semi final round before the Tide’s comeback victory over Georgia with Tua Tagovailoa taking over for Jalen Hurts.Hurts, now at Oklahoma, would have a chance to take down the Bulldogs in the semi final round and then face off against his former team.A Tua Tagovailoa vs. Jalen Hurts match-up in the national title would be fun to watch.You can see the full list of predictions here.last_img read more

ESPN Reportedly Makes A Big College Football Analyst Hire

first_imgThe College GameDay crew on set in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN has reportedly added a big name to its college football analyst roster ahead of the upcoming 2019 season.Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that former star USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has decided to retire from the NFL at 32. He’ll be joining ESPN in a prominent analyst role.Sanchez, the No. 5 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, spent a decade in the league, though he’s opted to now get into broadcasting.ESPN is reportedly making Sanchez their “lead” in-studio analyst, replacing Mack Brown, who un-retired for the North Carolina job.Quarterback Mark Sanchez is putting away his helmet and heading to ABC/ESPN to be a college football analyst, The Post has learned.Sources tell The Post the former Jets quarterback’s main job will be in ABC’s lead college football studio, where he will join Kevin Negandhi and Jon Vilma. Sanchez is replacing Mack Brown, who left to coach North Carolina.Sanchez is ESPN’s second major analyst hire this month, as the Worldwide Leader also added former NFL quarterback.The former No. 5 overall NFL Draft pick spent five seasons with the New York Jets. He later played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.last_img read more

Malaika Arora flaunts her toned legs in top and shorts at the gym

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ileana D’Cruz stuns in tube top and skirt paired with smart blazer at Pagalpanti song launch 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ananya Panday in ganji and mini shorts proves comfy clothing is the best. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kriti Kharbanda paints the town tangerine in mini dress at Pagalpanti song launch. See pics 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Janhvi Kapoor pairs sports bra and mini shorts with Rs 4 lakh bag at gym. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was recently spotted arriving at the gym in Bandra, Mumbai and she looked damn hot in her outfit.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The diva opted for a front-tied ice-blue tank top with a black sports bra and printed training shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the outfit with white slip-ons and tinted aviators.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: With open tresses, soft pink-hued lips and bare face, she styled her look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Malaika is often spotted outside her gym and is known for being a hardcore workout freak.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Malaika AroraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora opted for a front-tied ice-blue tank top paired with a black sports bra and printed training shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c370171dfd1e1547108721_1427776_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 13:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

Jobby Justin the net buster

first_img Aditya K Halder New DelhiJanuary 13, 2019UPDATED: January 13, 2019 12:16 IST Jobby Justin has racked up seven goals in just ten games this season for East Bengal (@eastbengalfc Photo)Indian team has shown tremendous competitive spirit at the Asia Cup so far but the recent 0-2 loss to UAE exposed coach Stephen Constantine’s over-reliance on captain Sunil Chhetri as far as scoring is concerned. That brings East Bengal forward Jobby Justin into the picture who is arguably the best Indian striker in both the national leagues combined at the moment.The 25-year-old Kerala-born striker has found new lease of life under new Red and Gold coach Alejandro Menendez and has racked up seven goals in just ten games this season.Blue Tigers could have used his services during the UAE match when Indian forward line was shooting blanks despite galore of chances created for them, which included hitting the woodwork twice and two glorious chances shot at goalkeeper.Mail Today has questioned Constantine before leaving for Asian sojourn as to why Jobby is not featuring in his plans but the coach refused to talk about the striker, saying “he won’t waste time talking about players who are not in his squad”.The East Bengal striker, however, holds no grudge on not being part of the national setup.”I guess I couldn’t make it to the Indian squad because coach already prepared the team by the time this season started. It would have been difficult for the coach to find a spot for me in the team. But I am not losing any hope, I feel I will be playing for the national team soon if I keep scoring the way I am doing at the moment,” the uncapped forward told Mail Today from Kolkata.advertisementJobby does make a valid argument. But when one looks at Komal Thatal being part of the 34-man preliminary squad that was picked for Abu Dhabi, the argument loses its ground. Komal, who once saw 10-minute stardom with India under-17 team at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, was shortlisted for the senior squad for the first time by Constantine after playing a couple of good games for a struggling ATK.Although he couldn’t make it for the final squad and returned to India before the new year, his selection left a question mark over whether there is ‘favouritism’ towards ISL players and refreshes the idea of Constantine’s ignorance towards the Indian leagues.Taking a glance at the Indian strikers that made it to the preliminary squad, barring Chhetri of course, likes of Jeje Lalpekhlua (0 goal in 11 games), Balwant Singh (1 goal in 12 games), Manvir Singh (1 goal in 10 games), Sumeet Passi (2 goal in 9 games), and Farukh Choudhary (2 goals in 7 games) combined have scored less than Jobby this season for their respective clubs.And, in case you wonder, Chhetri has found the net five times this season for Bengaluru.Ignoring Jobby for the national team has come as a blessing in disguise for I-league giants East Bengal, who are still hunting their maiden league title.Best of which we got to see in the mother of all matches, the Kolkata Derby. Jobby’s overhead-kick goal in 3-2 win against their arch-rival has made him the new favourite of the passionate supporters of the club.Jobby himself fondly remembers that surreal moment.”Volley goal is something I love to score. When I saw the ball looping in the air that night, I just knew I can go for it. That sight of watching the ball sailing into the net is something I will never forget,” he said.While Jobby keeps scoring such goals in the domestic circuit, Constantine once again will be solely relying on Chhetri to find the net against Bahrain and take them through to the knockout stages.Also Read | Renedy Singh confident of India reaching knockoutsAlso Read | Udanta Singh after India lose to UAE in AFC Asian Cup 2019: It hurtsAlso Read | Stephen Constantine hits back at critics after India go down fighting vs UAEGet 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 Jobby JustinFollow East BengalFollow i-leagueFollow Indian football teamFollow AFC Asian Cup 2019 Jobby Justin the net busterJobby Justin continues racking up goals in I-league while India misses a striker in Asia Cupadvertisementlast_img read more

Italian Serie C team coach Giancarlo Favarin gets 5-month ban for head-butting rival

first_imgItalian Serie C team coach Giancarlo Favarin gets 5-month ban for head-butting rivalGiancarlo Favarin, Serie C team Lucchese coach, headbutted Gaetano Mancino, assistant coach of rivals Alessandria during extra time in the match between the two teams.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk MilanJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:39 IST The Italian manager, Giancarlo Favarin, lost his cool in the sixth minute of the added time in the match (As Lucchese Libertas Photo)HIGHLIGHTSItalian coach Giancarlo Favarin lost his cool in a brawl during his team’s matchFavarin will miss the rest of the season with a five-month banFavarin said that the rival bench offended him and spat at himItalian Serie C team Lucchese coach Giancarlo Favarin has been slapped with a five-month ban by the Serie C disciplinary tribunal after he head-butted a member of the opposing team’s staff. He also told a player to break an opponent’s legs.Footage of the match showed the shaven-headed Favarin knocking the daylights out of Gaetano Mancino, assistant coach of rivals Alessandria, with a headbutt during a brawl at the end of a 2-2 draw between their teams on Sunday.Mancino was caught off-balance and knocked to the ground by the blow.The Italian manager, 60, lost his cool in the sixth minute of the added time in the match even as his team had risen from a 2-0 deficit to make it 2-2 in the 93rd minute of the match.Serie C’s disciplinary tribunal said in a statement that Favarin made “blasphemous remarks” during the match and “invited his own player to ‘break the legs’ of an opponent.”He also “began a slanging match with a member of the opposing team’s staff at the peak of which he hit the latter with a violent head butt, making him fall to the ground “.Mancino, meanwhile, was given a two-match ban for “offensive and provocative behaviour towards the coach of the rival team during the match.”Favarin has now come out and apologised for his behaviour but mentioned that he had suffered provocations from the beginning of the game.”I have always believed in football as a driver of principles and values for which I have always maintained attitudes and healthy behaviors. For this reason, today, I’m apologizing to everyone, opponents, fans and society for yesterday’s serious and unjustified, which has nothing to do with football and sport.advertisement”Despite being experiencing a moment of particular nervous stress, for the months experienced with difficulty and for the provocations suffered from the beginning of the game, never ever this unfortunate episode, of which I take every responsibility, should have occurred,” Favarin apologised on the club’s official Facebook page.The ban on Favarin will last till June 30, 2019, which means he will miss the rest of the season.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Italian Serie CFollow LuccheseFollow AlessandriaFollow Giancarlo FavarinFollow Gaetano Mancinolast_img read more

Malaika Arora flaunting her toned abs in sports bra will make you want to hit the gym

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her workout session, the actress wore a black and white sports bra from Reebok.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired her sports bra with a blue and yellow yoga pants with a quirky print.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Malaika completed her look with black and white sneakers matching her sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The Chaiyya Chaiyya actress accessorised her look with black aviators and her favourite black Gucci back pack.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The sultry actress was seen showing her midriff and we love her look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Malaika AroraGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Mumbai. For her look, the actress wore a black and white Reebok sports bra which she paired with her Gucci backpack.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cb6cf9b99e4d1555484571_1503785_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – 12:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika Arora flaunting her toned abs in sports bra will make you want to hit the gymApp headline: Malaika Arora flaunting her toned abs in sports bra will make you want to hit the gymlast_img read more

Our players shouldn’t be swayed by hype over India game: Mashrafe Mashrafe

first_imgOur players shouldn’t be swayed by hype over India game: Mashrafe MashrafeWorld Cup 2019: India have been termed as one of the tournament favorites but Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said his side should not let the hype affect their performance.advertisement Press Trust of India BirminghamJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 00:03 IST Bangladesh will face India in their next World Cup game on Tuesday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIt is very important to stay cool: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe MortazaBangladesh will face India on Tuesday as both the teams eye a semi-final spotBangladesh have 7 points from 7 games in the World Cup 2019Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza wants his players to stay calm amidst hype surrounding the India clash which will decide his team’s fate in the World Cup.Mashrafe played a big role in Bangladesh’s only win over India in the 2007 World Cup at Port of Spain, where he was adjudged Man of the Match.”It is very important to stay cool. Hype is such that it becomes difficult for each player to stay calm. It is important to do the things we do on the field properly. Initially nerves play a role and it’s important to control nerves in the beginning. It is better to stay away from outside pressures,” Mortaza said at the pre-match press conference here on Monday.India’s matches against Bangladesh of late has been filled with a lot of acrimony, crass TV commercials and print advertisements on both sides.The fans of both countries have a go at each other on social media and Mortaza wants to refrain from that.”I don’t think the talk on social media will help us a lot, and we want to stay away from that. If we play well and win, it will be a big achievement.”Talk about 2007 World Cup and Mashrafe said that former skipper Habibul Bashar’s guidance meant a lot.”Obviously (the victory was) a good memory. Talking about 2007, on those days Sumon bhai (Bashar’s nickname) guided me a lot.”Mortaza is expecting that Mustafizur Rahaman, who has troubled India in the past, maintains his good form which has seen him get 10 wickets in the tournament.advertisement”If Mustafizur is in a good state of mind and he gets his cutters going, he will do well. It is important to stay in the match and deal with the situations that come up.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh will play according to conditions against India, says Courtney WalshAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mayank Agarwal to replace Vijay Shankar in India squadAlso 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 World Cup 2019Follow Mustafizur RahamanFollow Virat Kohli Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super Over

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super OverNew Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was left shattered after their narrow defeat in a nerve-wracking final of the 2019 World Cup at the hands of England.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service WellingtonJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 09:30 IST James Neesham was part of New Zealand squad which ended up as runners-up in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS New Zealand ended up as the runners up of World Cup 2019 due to boundary count ruleFormer Auckland Grammar School coach David James Gordon breathed his last moments during Super OverGordon coached James Neesham, Lockie Ferguson and numerous other high school studentsFormer Auckland Grammar School teacher and coach David James Gordon breathed his last moments after New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England.On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first ever World Cup trophy. The Kiwis missed their chance of lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony due to inferior boundary count after both the 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.Gordon’s daughter Leonie said the moment Neesham hit a six on the second ball in the Super Over on Monday morning (New Zealand time), while chasing England’s score of 15, her father stopped breathing.”One of the nurses came in for the final over, the super over, and she said his breathing is changing,” Leonie was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.”You know, I think Jimmy Neesham had just hit that six and he took his last breath.”He has a quirky sense of humour and he was a real character and he would have loved the fact that he did that,” she added.”Dave Gordon, my High School teacher, coach and friend. Your love of this game was infectious, especially for those of us lucky enough to play under you. How appropriate you held on until just after such a match. Hope you were proud. Thanks for everything. RIP,” Neesham tweeted on Thursday paying a rich tribute to his coach.Leonie was heartened to see the all-rounder’s tribute and said her father would have been too. “It was lovely, you know, he’s kept in touch with Jimmy and he is friends with Jimmy’s father. He always had a soft spot for Jimmy Neesham, he was very proud of him.advertisement”He would definitely be following his career.”Gordon coached Neesham, Lockie Ferguson and numerous other high school students during his stint for more than 25-years as a teacher and cricket and hockey coach at Auckland Grammar.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during final, claims AndersonAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow James NeeshamFollow New Zealand vs Englandlast_img read more

Three Great Summertime Hikes

first_img The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground 8 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races When the mercury rises, it’s time to hit the shady trails. Or of course you could just stay inside with the A/C running and play World of Witchcraft or whatever it’s called on your gaming console or personal computer. But let’s just assume you’re the type of man who can’t resist when nature calls the call of the wild; the kind of man for whom a hot summer day simply means carrying more water as you head out to bag a summit or log some miles overland.Related: Day HikesFor while summertime might mean hot weather, it also means longer days ripe with opportunity for the hiker. And these great summertime hikes each come with a little fringe benefit, too: a little something to help cool you down.HIKING AROUND LAKE TAHOELake Tahoe is a great destination all year round: there’s great skiing in the winter, gambling just across the NV border, and when it’s warmer out, the mountains just beg for you to strap on some hiking boots and hit the trails. But not literally, of course; mountains cannot talk. Of the many hikes at your disposal in this area, the trek up Mount Tallac is the most challenging and the most rewarding. It’s the tallest peak ringing the lake, and a quad burning trek even for the fit, experienced hiker. But the splendor of the wilderness makes it more than worth the effort. The standard loop from the trailhead near the southern tip of Lake Tahoe is just under 1o miles and sees about 3,500 feet of elevation gain, and a Mt. Tallac hike will see you reach a lofty altitude of 9,735 feet. Start the hike early, and you’ll be back down by the mid afternoon. You’ll be sweaty, hot, and tired, so why not cool off by jumping into the cool, deep waters of Lake Tahoe?THE TRAILS OF KILLINGTON, VTIt’s not exactly revelatory to say that ski mountains great hiking mountains during the warmer months. They have lots of cleared land, they offer a range of amenities, and of course they are in fact mountains, and mountains are good. Killington Mountain, in central Vermont, offers superlative hiking with multiple loops measuring about two miles on average. You can trek from the base of the mountain up to its 4,241 foot summit or you can get an assist from one of the many chairlifts operating all year round. And of course once you reach the summit, there’s the Peak Lodge to greet you. Sample a range of local brews as you cool down and take in the view.Related: Head for the Hills with the Best Hiking AppsA WATERFALL IN MALIBUThe hike to Escondido Falls is not exactly a well-guarded secret to those who know a thing or two about outdoor life in Southern California. In fact, it’s quite a popular destination, so take a pass on this hike if you prefer to experience nature in solitude and silence. If, however, the idea of a hike that involves everything from flat, graded trails to brief ropes course style climbing to the opportunity for light bouldering to the chance to splash in crystal clear cool waters fed by a beautiful straight drop waterfall sounds good, then hey, here’s a hike for you! The trek to Escondido Falls lasts just under four miles round trip, so the fit hiker can log this trail in the morning and still meet his or her friends for lunch all the way across town in Echo Park. (Or Glendale, the fastest developing, wildly under-appreciated town I lived in and loved for 11 years. No, I’m not biased.) While the first park of the trek involves trudging from a parking area up paved roads, soon you’ll plunge into nature, winding past streams, up and down steep hills, under and over lush foliage, and finally to the cool natural pool dominated by a towering, two-tier waterfall with a drop of 150 feet at its upper section. Take a dip and cool off. And take a bunch of pictures, too, of course.last_img read more

Review: Pink Gin? It’s a Thing.

first_img The Best American Gin Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best American Liqueur While you may have never heard of pink gin before—and I’ll be honest, I hadn’t either—its roots go back over a century. Originally, pink gin was a cocktail from England that dates to the mid-19th Century. Made with Plymouth gin and Angostura bitters, the story goes that the pink gin was created by the Royal Navy as a way to make the bitters more palatable, since bitters were commonly used to cure seasickness.The Bitter Truth has resurrected the drink with one of their latest releases, Pink Gin.Nose: The nose is slightly medicinal, with licorice and fruity-lemon notes standing out more than anything else. These scents fade into a sweet, floral air.Palate: This gin is soft of the palate and has a little thicker mouth feel than most other gins. The flavor of juniper is there, but it is overshadowed to a large extent by licorice and fennel.  This might seem odd for a gin, but you have to remember that this is a gin based on a cocktail in which the secondary component was bitters.Finish: A Short, sweet finish. Some herbal notes are there, mixing with just a hint of sweet warmth on the fade.Final Thoughts: I was hesitant at first before opening this spirit because I hadn’t seen the story behind it. Without knowing that pink gin was originally a cocktail, it could easily be conceived of as another gimmick meant to sell a product. That being said, this is a gin lover’s gin, not just for the subtle juniper notes and the pleasant mouthfeel, but for its attachment to an historical gin moment.Also, I can’t get over this description of the gin, found on The Bitter Truth’s site: “This minx is not just a common gin with a fake tan; it’s a sophisticated metro-sexual in a salmon jumper.”The Bitter Truth Pink Gin is 40% ABV and retails for $39.99. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in Americalast_img read more