10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says they deserved their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.Jurgen Locadia cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener on the south coast, and Albion finished the game strongly, going close on a number of occasions against Unai Emery’s side.Hughton said, “After a difficult start, going 1-0 down against a very good team on the ball, we showed great character to get back into the game.“If there was a team that was going to score in the second half, I felt it was going to be us.“They had more possession because that’s the way they play, but I thought we were a bigger threat to score and Solly [March] probably had the best chance of the game.“But remember these are a team, up until recently, that had gone on a very long run of winning games. You can’t underestimate the quality they’ve got — a draw will always be a very good result.” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal activate Monreal one-year extension

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal activate Monreal one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have reportedly extended Nacho Monreal’s contract until 2020.Monreal, 32, had entered the final year of his contact this season.However, the Gunners have trigged an extension clause that will stretch his current deal for another season, according to ESPN.Talks over a longer extension have been put on hold until the summer.There are a host of Arsenal players who have entered the final six months of their contract, including Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck. last_img read more

9 days agoSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve had

first_imgSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve hadby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United youngster Dean Henderson says Sheffield United goalkeeper coach Darren Ward can make him the best shot-stopper in the world.Henderson is in the midst of his second loan spell with the Blades, with a recent call-up to the England squad as an indication of his personal development.And the 21-year-old says Ward is the “best goalkeeping coach” he has had.”Wardy has been outstanding,” Henderson said.”The best goalkeeping coach I’ve ever worked with. He’s brought me on leaps and bounds in every aspect of the game – mentally, physically, tactically – and the sessions are brilliant.”I look forward to coming into work every day, and long may that continue. If I could work with Wardy for the next couple of years, I really think I can elevate to one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”In a weird way, I feel Wardy is more in charge of me at United and the gaffer is outstanding with that. He said to me at the start, ‘Listen Deano; I won’t be chewing your ear off every day. Darren’s your coach, he knows what he’s talking about and I don’t have a clue about goalkeeping. I’ll speak to you before games or whatever, but he’ll look after you because he’s the specialist’.”The gaffer has real good trust for his coaches. So the ‘keepers go off and do our little thing in the corner. He’s always keeping a watchful eye over us and making sure we’re doing well though, not letting our standards slip. His standards are so, so high.”But it’s been a pleasure working with him. Sometimes I feel like I can get away with murder, but he doesn’t let me. He’s the only guy, apart from my dad, who gets on at me and doesn’t let me get away with anything, but does it at the right times. He also wants to have a laugh and I’ve got massive respect for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Ryan Lochte Has Made His Decision On Whether He’ll Return To Rio To Face Charges

first_imgRyan Lochte wearing headphones.United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte won’t be going back to Rio – at least not to face any of the charges brought against him.Ryan Lochte, who is being charged by Rio police with filing a false police report, will not be heading back to the site of the 2016 Olympic games to deal with the legal situation. Lochte was interviewed by TMZ early this morning and made it clear he will not return to face the charges.Lochte didn’t close the door on returning to Brazil someday – but obviously he’d have to settle with the city before that could happen. He also doesn’t believe that the U.S. Olympic Committee is going to penalize him for his actions.Ryan Lochte — I Won’t Go to Brazil to Face Charges … Not Happening (VIDEO) https://t.co/tHlgTdSiiM— TMZ (@TMZ) August 29, 2016No, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Most didn’t believe that it would be in Lochte’s best interest to return. But now it’s confirmed that he won’t be.last_img read more

Rakitic, Coutinho & the 12 players Barca hope to get rid of

first_imgHow different Barcelona’s season could have been.Wrapping up La Liga with time to spare not only added to the humiliation of Real Madrid’s dreadful season, but had fans and pundits alike tipping the Catalans for additional glory in the Copa del Rey and Champions League.For the second campaign in a row, however, the Blaugrana threw away a sizeable first-leg lead, ultimately being dumped out of Europe by a determined Liverpool side who were simply better than them in the 4-0 battering at Anfield. 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? In addition, an inconsistent Valencia lifted the Spanish cup as they pulled off a 2-1 result against a Barca bereft of ideas and still reeling from the beatdown handed to them on Merseyside.Fingers had been pointing left and right: first it was the coach, then it was the players, then it was the general manager’s fault. Since then, Ernesto Valverde’s Camp Nou future has been secured. And so the club have decided the faults primarily lie with those on the pitch. However, Barca blew their entire transfer budget on signing Frenkie de Jong, meaning several players will be put up for sale to raise funds and inject some fresh impetus into the side.Here, Goal breaks down the 12 players that the club are ready to move on…Umtiti, Rakitic & CoutinhoPhilippe Coutinho Barcelona 2018-19Three huge names – a World Cup winner, a World Cup runner-up and one of the most recognisable Brazilian stars in football.Umtiti is largely regarded as a top player within the ranks, but niggling knee issues and the potential to make a profit on the €25 million (£22m/$28m) they paid for the 25-year-old back in 2016 has Barca ready to listen to offers for the centre-back. Rakitic has been a key cog in the Barca machine since his arrival, winning four La Liga titles in the five seasons he has turned out for the club. However, with the Croatian turning 31 and teams such as Manchester United crying out for experienced heads, there is money to be made.Coutinho. Oh, Coutinho. A £130m ($164m) outlay was required to land the man seen as the perfect replacement for Neymar, but the playmaker has shown only glimpses of his brilliant best since making the move from Liverpool.The Reds have gone from strength to strength in his absence, while the 26-year-old continues to struggle to cement a spot in the starting XI and fans continue to question whether he can fully adapt to Valverde’s system. If the right offer comes in, Coutinho is gone.Cillessen, Rafinha & VermaelenMarc-Andre ter Stegen’s presence between the Barca sticks has drastically limited Jasper Cillessen’s playing time. But while the player himself has asked to leave, Barca want to recover at least the €16m (£14m/$18m) paid to Ajax in 2016. Benfica are understood to have an interest in the Dutchman, but his parent club are currently asking for as much as €30m (£27m/$34m) for the shot-stopper, a sum the Portuguese giants simply cannot afford.With Valverde staying, Rafinha is almost certain to leave. The Brazilian’s famous father, Mazinho, admitted in November that he was looking for a new club for his son due to a lack of playing time under the Barca boss.The 26-year-old has been out for much of the season with a cruciate ligament rupture but is expected to be back in the game near the end of June. With time to reach full fitness before the new season gets into full swing, the attacking midfielder could be a bargain.A disaster of a signing since day one, Thomas Vermaelen, meanwhile, has spent five years at Barcelona and has a list of injuries almost long enough to match his total appearances for the Catalunya side.The Belgian is out of contract this summer and thus will leave for free, but cutting the wage bill will please Barca at least and they can move on while pretending the whole thing didn’t happen in the first place.Murillo, Boateng & TodiboKevin-Prince Boateng Barcelona 2018-19Jeison Murillo was brought in on loan from Valencia as cover and has made a grand total of seven appearances for the club. As such, it is extremely unlikely that the Blaugrana will exercise their right to purchase the Colombian.Similarly, Kevin-Prince Boateng’s rebirth as a ‘false 9’ at Sassuolo saw him snapped up as backup for Luis Suarez, but a a combined playing time of just 303 minutes with no goals will see the Ghana international heading back to Italy.Highly-rated and versatile, Jean-Clair Todibo appears set for a big future. Barca, however, are still extremely keen on bringing in De Jong’s Ajax team-mate Matthijs de Ligt. Should the Camp Nou side raise the funds and bring in the Dutchman, Todibo will be allowed to move on.Malcom, Denis Suarez & Andre GomesFamously hijacked from Roma at the last minute, Malcom’s market value remains high – even if his total appearances don’t. Barca are already looking for a buyer for the 22-year-old Brazilian, who has started in only 16 per cent of the Blaugrana’s matches in 2018-19.From a muscle injury at Barca to a groin issue at Arsenal, Denis Suarez, meanwhile, has had a season to forget. The midfielder, deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, is understood to be more likely to leave on loan due to a lack of interest in an outright purchase.Andre Gomes is another who left on loan, and, after arriving at Everton, quickly banished the memories of a string of poor performances in a Barca shirt.Despite his strong performances in the Premier League, Valverde’s side are still keen to sell the Portuguese and it’s been reported that West Ham have already had an offer turned down.last_img read more

Casemiro: Neymar is the best Brazil player

first_imgCasemiro believes Brazil would be even better with Neymar as he lauded the quality of the squad ahead of Sunday’s Copa America final against Peru.Despite being without Neymar, who is sidelined with an ankle injury, Tite’s men and the tournament hosts have reached the decider.While Casemiro hailed the forward’s quality, the midfielder also praised the talent in Brazil’s squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “The quality of Neymar, indisputably we have to say he is the best Brazilian player,” he told a news conference on Friday.”If the kid is OK, I’ll tell you, it’s almost impossible to stop him. He is a player of extreme quality, already demonstrated for all, already demonstrated in the Brazilian squad.”But, of course, we have other great players. We have great players.”If Neymar were here, it would be better for us and it would help a lot more, but he isn’t and we have to overcome his absence, overcome this difficulty.”We have created a game identity, but if he were here it would be much better.”Brazil head to the Maracana with plenty of confidence, having thrashed Peru 5-0 in the group stage two weeks ago.Casemiro, who opened the scoring in that win in Sao Paulo, said Brazil needed to avoid changing their approach in the final.”You have to know the time to suffer, you have to know the time to attack, you have to know the time to defend,” he said.”Above all, we are creating a very solid team at the back. When I say solid back, it’s not just the defenders, everyone is committed. That’s it, don’t lose our characteristics.”We don’t have to do anything different from what we’re doing, not only in relation to the last matches, but for the last two, three years.”We built a good average of wins, few losses. We don’t have to do anything different. We have to play our football. We know there is a great team as an opponent, but it is our football.”last_img read more

Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte

first_imgLeo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan after Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus confirmed “it’s all done”.Flamengo defender Duarte has been linked to Milan and Italian rivals Roma in recent weeks after impressing for the Brazilian club.AC Milan looked to have won the race with reports they are poised to complete a €11 million (£9.9m/$12.2m) deal for Duarte on a five-year contract. 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? “I’m sure Duarte will become a Milan player, it’s all done,” Jesus told Radio Brasil following Sunday’s 3-2 win over Botafogo.”He’s preparing for his move to Europe. I wish him all the best.”Duarte has racked up almost 100 appearances for Flamengo since making his debut in 2016, with the 23-year-old centre-back scoring two goals.He is set to become the latest player to swap Flamengo for Milan following Lucas Paqueta’s €35m (£31.5m/$39m) transfer in January.It has been a busy off-season for Milan as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2018-19 campaign in which the club finished fifth in Serie A, missing out on a place in the Champions League.It started with the appointment of Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as head coach after Gennaro Gattuso’s departure in May.Milan legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban were then given key backroom roles at San Siro.Former Rossoneri captain Maldini was appointed technical director while Boban, who won four Serie A titles and the Champions League during his spell at Milan, is now their chief football officer.On the transfer front, Milan have signed defender Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid and midfielder Rade Krunic from Empoli, while the likes of Ignazio Abate, Cristian Zapata and Riccardo Montolivo all departed at the end of their contracts.Milan are expected to bring in another forward with Patrick Cutrone reportedly on the verge of joining Wolves.The Rossoneri are close to signing Lille forward Rafael Leao and Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa.Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar also revealed earlier this month that he had spoken to Milan and city rivals Inter over a possible move to Serie A from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.last_img read more

A College Football Playoff Contender Just Suffered A Massive Home Upset

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)BYU football went just 4-9 last season, but the Cougars look rejuvinated this year, and landed a massive upset of a College Football Playoff contender: No. 6 Wisconsin.The Badgers are the heavy favorite to win the Big Ten West, and some thought this would be the year they could break through and play for a national championship.Instead, BYU just pulled out a 24-21 win at Camp Randall Stadium.Down three points with under a minute left, Rafael Gaglianone missed a potential game tying field goal, giving BYU the ball and the giant win.DOWN GOES NO. 6 WISCONSIN! pic.twitter.com/Ooo2oSwR8f— ESPN (@espn) September 15, 2018BYU was a 23.5-point underdog at many sportsbooks.Wisconsin football is now 2-1 entering Big Ten play.Amazingly, this was the first home non-conference loss for the Badgers since 2003.Wisconsin’s last non-conference loss at home? 2003.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 15, 2018BYU is 2-1, and looks significantly improved from a year ago. The Cougars knocked off Arizona in Week 1, and fell 21-18 to Cal last week.Wisconsin’s playoff hopes aren’t totally extinguished, but they’ll almost definitely need to run the table, and get some serious help now.last_img read more

This Fan’s Ridiculous Halloween Facepaint Is Going Viral Today

first_imgFeleipe Franks and D'Andre Swift hugging after a game.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 27: Feleipe Franks #13 of the Florida Gators and D’Andre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs shake hands following a game at TIAA Bank Field on October 27, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)College GameDay broadcast live from Jacksonville this morning, ahead of a big Top 10 rivalry game between Florida and Georgia.Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, so plenty of people are using this weekend to celebrate.That includes one Florida fan…at least, we assume that was his intent. I can’t imagine this was an “every weekend” get-up.The GameDay Twitter account tweeted out a gif of a Florida fan with some Gators paint inspired by the Marvel character Venom.This version of the Gator chomp is a lot…Taking the Gator Chomp to the next level ? pic.twitter.com/6RULhFmJMq— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 27, 2018The Georgia fan behind him doesn’t seem too impressed, but that had to take some serious effort.The No. 7 Bulldogs and No. 9 Gators kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Jacksonville. The game will be broadcast on CBS.The Dawgs are a one touchdown favorite right now.last_img read more

LSU Recruit Makes Crazy Promise After The Loss To Alabama

first_imgThe LSU Tiger leads cheerleaders and players onto the field.NEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 07: The Louisiana State University Tiger runs on the field before the Tigers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Of the last eight meetings between LSU and Alabama, last Saturday’s was certainly one of the worst. At home, as 14-point underdogs, against a bitter rival, the Tigers couldn’t even score a point, let alone beat the spread.Some players may see the loss as a sign of hopelessness, but not LSU recruit Kardell Thomas.Taking to Twitter, the five-star rated OL (per 247 Sports) made a pledge. Thomas pledged that LSU would beat Alabama during all of his years with the Tigers.“Mark My Words,” he wrote. “WE WILL BEAT BAMA ALL MY YEARS HERE REMEMBER THIS TWEET I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY IT’S A BOLD STATEMENT AND I WILL BE READY TO BACK IT UP. GOOD GAME ALABAMA BUT ENJOY THIS LAST WIN AGAINST US”Mark My WordsWE WILL BEAT BAMA ALL MY YEARS HERE REMEMBER THIS TWEET I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY IT’S A BOLD STATEMENT AND I WILL BE READY TO BACK IT UP. GOOD GAME ALABAMA BUT ENJOY THIS LAST WIN AGAINST US ??? #ForeverLSU— Kardell thomas (@kardellt62) November 4, 2018Alabama won 29-0, wearing down the defense as four different players rushed for over 5.0 yards per carry on at least three runs.As for the defense, the Crimson Tide never let up. They sacked Joe Burrow five times and allowed less than 20 yards rushing.While it’s easy to applaud his cajones, Thomas should know that no one man can win a football game on their own.Thomas is slated to be a part of LSU’s 2019 class.last_img read more

Penn State Adds Veteran Coach To James Franklin’s Staff

first_imgJames Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib after play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach James Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib #95 of the Penn State Nittany Lions after a third down stop against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on November 29, 2014 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)After seeing his special teams coordinator jump ship for the NFL, Penn State head coach James Franklin had to move quickly to find a replacement. As of Friday, it looks like he has found his man.As first reported to PennLive, Penn State is adding Texas Tech coach Joe Lorig as its new special teams coordinator. Lorig replaces former coordinator Phil Galiano, who left the team earlier this month to take an assistant role with the New Orleans Saints.Lorig brings over two decades of college experience in a variety of roles. Since making his coaching debut with Western Oregon in 1997, Lorig has bounced around the college football ranks.He has confirmed the move via Twitter.#NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/pkpftDvvjq— Joe Lorig (@CoachJoeLorig) February 22, 2019His other stops have been Idaho State, Central Michigan, UTEP, Central Washington, Arizona State, and Utah State.Most recently, he spent three years at Memphis as an assistant on special teams and as linebackers coach.Under Lorig’s guidance, kick returner Tony Pollard emerged as one of the best returners in the nation, averaging 40.0 yards per return and scoring four kickoff return touchdowns.It was at Idaho State where Lorig and James Franklin first became acquainted. Franklin served as the Vandals’ wide receivers coach while Lorig coached linebackers.Penn State plucked him from the Red Raiders before he even coached a game for them.last_img read more

CFB Expert Makes Bold Nebraska Prediction For Upcoming Season

first_img College football expert Phil Steele is usually right on the mark with his preseason predictions, and this year he believes Nebraska will turn things around rather quickly.From Steele’s interview on JOX 94.5’s “3 Man Front“ program:“I think they (Nebraska) can win the Big Ten West, and in fact, they’re my pick as well,” Steele said. “Last year they opened 0-6, but they were so much better than 0-6.”“Once the Scott Frost system took into effect, they went 4-2 down the stretch. They’ve got a dynamic quarterback in Adrian Martinez and good talent on the offensive line. Now this year is the second year under Scott Frost and they’ve got 13 returning starters.”“They’re my No. 1 most improved team in the country,” Steele said in the interview. “I’m looking for Nebraska to go from 4-8 to winning the Big Ten West.”Steele also credited Nebraska’s schedule as a reason for making this bold prediction.Winning the Big Ten West would be an incredible accomplishment for Frost in his second year.The fans in Lincoln should prepare themselves for an entertaining season this fall.[3 Man Front] Nebraska takes on Colorado.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches action against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska hasn’t won at least 1o games since the 2012 season, yet that could change very soon. The Cornhuskers have quickly emerged as a potential threat in their conference.Last season was a learning process for Scott Frost at Nebraska. After all, jumping from the American Athletic Conference to the Big Ten isn’t supposed to be a smooth transition.Nonetheless, the Cornhuskers did show signs of improvement in the final stretch of the season. With another year under Frost’s belt, the expectation is that he’ll take the program to new heights.Obviously Frost has to prove himself this upcoming season, but most analysts are confident in his ability to win at any level.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Names Team That Can Challenge Alabama, Clemson

first_img “I like LSU,” Meyer said. “(Joe Burrow) loves this team…They have 16 returning starters.”Meyer coached Burrow at Ohio State. The former four-star quarterback competed for the Buckeyes’ starting job after J.T. Barrett left, but ended up transferring to Baton Rouge.LSU begins the 2019 season ranked No. 6 in the country. The Tigers open the year against Georgia Southern at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on SEC Network.A major test for Coach O’s team comes in Week 2, when the Tigers play at No. 10 Texas. A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during a play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is making his college football analyst debut on FOX’s pregame show this morning.Meyer, who retired from Ohio State after the 2018 season, is part of FOX’s new pregame show that also features Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Brady Quinn.Ohio State’s former head coach was asked at the beginning of the show what team can challenge Alabama and Clemson in 2019.His answer: LSU. last_img read more

Ferrari plans special exhibition as stricken Michael Schumacher nears 50

first_img Reuters LondonDecember 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 16:41 IST Formula One management will also dedicate a week to Michael Schumacher on its social media platforms. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMichael Schumacher will turn 50 on January 3 next yearSchumacher is still Formula One’s most successful driver in terms of wins and titlesSchumacher hit his head on a rock in a fatal accident while skiing in the French Alps in 2013Michael Schumacher is in Formula One’s thoughts as the seven times world champion approaches his 50th birthday, five years on from the near-fatal skiing accident that has left the Ferrari great fighting brain injuries behind a wall of secrecy.The German, still the sport’s most successful driver in terms of wins (91) and titles, will reach his half century on Jan. 3.Formula One’s focus will be on highlighting the remarkable career and talents of a man whose fame stretched well beyond the racetrack, and who enthused a legion of fans in the 1990s and early years of this century.The Ferrari museum in Maranello, Italy, is planning a special exhibition, opening on his birthday and lasting for a few months, “both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever.”Mercedes, the last team Schumacher drove for in Formula One before retirement in 2012, will have some of his cars on display at their museum in Stuttgart.Formula One management will also dedicate a week to Schumacher on its social media platforms, including exclusive interviews with many of those who were part of the German’s Formula One story.”We are going to celebrate Michael’s birthday,” said a spokesman.Schumacher remains a big part of the sport’s narrative, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton now a five times world champion with 73 wins and getting ever closer to the German’s greatest records. Michael Schumacher has 91 wins to his name in his Formula One career. (Reuters Photo)Hanging over it all, however, will be a strong sense of sadness — just as every anniversary since his Dec. 29, 2013, fall while skiing off piste near Meribel in the French Alps with his family.advertisementSchumacher hit his head on a rock and spent months in an artificial coma after being rushed to hospital in a critical condition.”We think a lot about him,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff told Reuters. “He was an exceptional sportsman, and he’s missed.”As a seven times world champion he’s missed within the paddock, he’s missed as a consultant to us, somebody we’ve been looking up to. We hope that his recovery continues to be positive and that’s the most important thing.”CONSIDERABLE CONJECTUREJust how positive, or otherwise, is a matter of considerable conjecture and one met with resolute silence from his wife Corinna, the family and those who always formed part of Schumacher’s innermost circle.They would prefer the world remembered Schumacher as the champion he was, rather than the different kind of fighter he has become.Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s trusted assistant and spokeswoman who now also manages the racing career of his son Mick, continues to guard his privacy with polite but firm determination.”In general the media have never reported on Michael and Corinna’s private life,” she said in 2016. “When he was in Switzerland, for example, it was clear he was a private individual.”Once in a long discussion Michael said to me, ‘You don’t need to call me for the next year, I’m disappearing.’ I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that some day. That’s why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don’t let anything get out.”It is clear that if Schumacher were to have made a miraculous recovery, the good news would have been known quickly enough. The fact nothing has been said, in itself speaks volumes.Amid enduring media speculation, be it rumoured moves for treatment elsewhere or concerning Schumacher’s general mobility, any shred of bona fide information from behind the walls of the family’s lakeside Swiss mansion is news.One such snippet was provided by Swiss archbishop Georg Ganswein, who told the mass-circulation German magazine Bunte recently about a 2016 visit to Schumacher.”I sat opposite him, held his hands and looked at him. His face is just as we know it, the typical Michael Schumacher face. Only a bit fuller,” he said.”He feels that loving people are around him and care for him and, thank God, keep the all too curious public away. A man who is sick needs discretion and understanding.”Jean Todt, Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss who is now president of Formula One’s governing body, is a frequent visitor.He revealed last month that he had watched this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix with Schumacher.”There are pictures of him all over my offices and apartments. The time with Michael will always be remembered as the best of my life,” the Frenchman told reporters.advertisementAlso Read | Chasing Michael Schumacher’s record never been my goal: Lewis HamiltonAlso Read | Watch: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel swap helmets as mark of ‘respect’Also Read | Watch: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel give Fernando Alonso champion’s send-offAlso 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 Tags :Follow Michael SchumacherFollow Formula OneFollow Ferrari Next Ferrari plans special exhibition as stricken Michael Schumacher nears 50Michael Schumacher is fighting brain injuries in absolute secrecy five years since his near-fatal skiing accident.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Cricket world reacts after David Warner’s lucky escape

first_img graphs India Today Web Desk LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 21:18 IST David Warner and MS Dhoni share a light moment after the bails refused to fall (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner got a reprieve against India when the bails didn’t fall even after the ball hit the stumpsThis was the 5th time such an incident has happened in World Cup 2019Fans and experts alike have come down heavily on the use of zing bailsAustralian opener David Warner got a huge reprieve on Sunday during the game against India after Jasprit Bumrah induced a chop on the stumps only to see the bails remain firmly in position. On the 1st ball of the second over of Australia’s chase of 353 at The Oval, Bumrah and rest of Indian players were left stunned when the bails didn’t fall even after a thick edge from Warner’s bat crashed directly into the stumps.Incidentally, this is already the 5th time that such an incident has occurred at the ongoing World Cup 2019. Experts and fans alike have been left puzzled by the ‘zing bails’ which have refused to fall at crucial times, thereby undoing hours of hard work from bowlers in the modern game which is heavily dominated by the batsmen.Here are excerpts from our ball-by-ball commentary from the previous 4 instances in the 2019 World Cup which left bowling teams high and dry:1. England v South AfricaAdil Rashid to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! 50 up for South Africa.But what happened there? Has the ball hit the stumps? In fact, replays show it did! The bails did not come off while the ball raced towards the boundary. It was a googly from Rashid which pitched on leg prompting de Kock to go for the sweep but misses. The ball brushes the off-stump and beats Buttler to the third-man boundary2. New Zealand v Sri LankaTrent Boult to Dimuth Karunaratne, wait, what! The ball seems to have crashed into the off-stump before nestling inside the keeper’s gloves. Impossible to believe how the bails didn’t come off and managed to stay in the groove. We already witnessed something similar in the World Cup opener and now this! Karunaratne should consider himself quite lucky.advertisement3. Australia v West IndiesMitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, Not Out! There was definitely some noise there? Oh dear, it’s not from the bat, rather it’s from the ball brushing the off stump. And luckily for Gayle, the bails didn’t come off. Gayle tries to muscle this outside-off delivery from Starc, over the leg-side but misses it altogether. As soon as Carey appeals for a caught behind, the umpire raises his finger but Gayle disagrees. A DRS appeal later it’s clear that the ball did miss the bat only to flick the stumps on its way to Carey’s gloves. Simply unbelievable that a 147 kph delivery failed to dislodge the bails. Starc can only laugh as he walks back to his bowling mark while Gayle will bat on…4. England v BangladeshBen Stokes to Saifuddin: Wow can you believe it? It has happened once again here. A back-of-a-length ball from Stokes and Saifuddin tries to pull it but misses and the ball ricochets off his arm onto the stumps. However, the bails remain intact as Stokes is left with hands on his headMeanwhile, prominent experts and current and former cricketers have criticized the zing bails with some of them calling for the ICC to take note of such incidents.I understand that the electronics in the stumps and the bails make them heavier. Why can’t the groove the bails sit in just be made shallower? Won’t that fix the problem? https://t.co/MXfLWjgHqiJimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 9, 2019This can’t keep happening with the bails !!! Hard enough being a bowler nowadays .. needs changingNasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 9, 2019Zing Bails #CWC19 #IndvAus pic.twitter.com/DGB31gnBzWAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 9, 2019Nice era to Bat when you can’t get bowled !!!!! These stumps/Zinger bail combination have to be changed ….. #CWC2019Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 9, 2019These zing bails ,something needs to be done. As if applied glue. Lights and stump mic making their mark for probably the 5th time this WC.#IndvAusMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 9, 2019Toughest job in cricket is the PR person for Zing Bails.Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) June 9, 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma set flurry of records vs AustraliaAlso Read | ICC rejected Chris Gayle’s request to use ‘Universe Boss’ logo before censoring MS DhoniFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow David WarnerFollow India vs Australia No data available! view more view less World Cup 2019: Cricket world reacts after David Warner’s lucky escapeDavid Warner breathed a huge sigh of relief after an inside edge off his bat fell on the stumps but the bails didn’t come off during the World Cup 2019 game against India on Sunday. This was the 5th time that such an incident occurred at this tournament commentary advertisement Scorecard Nextlast_img read more

4th unofficial ODI: Axar Patel’s 81 in vain as West Indies A beat India A by 5 runs

first_img4th unofficial ODI: Axar Patel’s 81 in vain as West Indies A beat India A by 5 runsRoston Chase hit 84 to set up West Indies A’s total of 298 for 9, which proved just enough as India A fell just 5 runs short despite a valiant unbeaten 81 from Axar Patel.advertisement Asian News International AntiguaJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 10:54 IST Roston Chase was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 84 (Twitter: @windiescricket)HIGHLIGHTSRoston Chase was ably supported by Devon Thomas who made 70 of his ownKhaleel Ahmed took 4 wickets for India AIndia are still leading the series 3-1 with one more match left to playWest Indies A registered their first win of the five-match unofficial ODI series on Friday (local time) as they defeat India A by five runs. Chasing 299, Indian team got off to a steady start as openers Anmolpreet Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a 32-run stand, but their resistance was cut short by Sherfane Rutherford’s brilliance in the field as he dismissed Singh (11).The Indian team kept on losing wickets in the middle and they were not able to stitch a solid partnership as the Indian side got reduced to 127/5 in the 26th over.vWI A 298/9 in (50 ov)IND A need 299 runs to win!#WIAvINDA #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/nLyOoUDI7iWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 19, 2019Axar Patel held the fort for the India side as he mixed caution and aggression and he went on to stay unbeaten at 81. Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar then took the honours upon themselves and they tried to rescue India. Both the players went on to play knocks of 45, but as soon as they got sent to the pavilion, India’s hopes of a win were dashed and the team lost the match by five runs.Earlier, India had won the toss and they opted to bowl first. Roston Chase’s knock of 84 runs enabled West Indies to post the score of 298/9 in the allotted fifty overs.Devon Thomas, Chase, and Jonathon Carter went on to register scores of fifty-plus to consolidate the Carribean’s side batting performance. Khaleel Ahmed scalped four wickets for India, but in the end, Romario Shephard scored 21 runs off just 8 balls to propel West Indies over the 295-run mark.advertisementBoth teams will now face each other in the fifth and final ODI on July 21 with India holding an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.Brief Scores: West Indies A 298/9 (Roston Chase 84, Devon Thomas 70, Khaleel Ahmed 4-67) beat India A 293/9 (Axar Patel 81*, Washington Sundar 45, Roman Powell 2-47) by five runs.Also Read | TNPL 2019: R Ashwin slams quickfire 37 after promoting himself to No. 3 for Dindigul DragonsAlso Read | Euro T20 Slam 2019 Draft: Full squads and players list of 6 teamsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow west indies a vs india aFollow Shubman GillFollow Axar Patellast_img read more

Manchester City 1st football club to cross billion-euro mark to assemble current squad

first_imgManchester City 1st football club to cross billion-euro mark to assemble current squadAs per a study, Manchester City have spent 1.014 billion euros on their current squad. French champions Paris St-Germain were second having spent 913 million euros.advertisement Reuters LondonSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 16:41 IST Manchester City have the ‘first billion-euro’ squad in football history. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester City became the 1st team to spend more than 1 billion euros to assemble squadAs per a study, PSG were second having spent 913 million eurosGermany’s Paderborn had the cheapest squad in the studyPremier League champions Manchester City are the first team to have spent more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to assemble their squad, a study has shown.Data from the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory showed that City have spent 1.014 billion euros on their current squad. French champions Paris St-Germain were second having spent 913 million euros and Spain’s Real Madrid were third with 902 million euros.Manchester United (751 million euros) have the second-most expensive squad in the Premier League followed by Champions League winners Liverpool (639 million euros).The Premier League average was 345 million euros, it said.At the other end of the scale, Germany’s Paderborn had the cheapest squad in the study (4 million euros), which looked at teams from the English, German, Italian, French and Spanish top flights.The top 10 clubs to spend the most on current squad:1. Manchester City (1.014bn)2. Paris Saint-Germain (913m)3. Real Madrid (902m)4. Manchester United (751m)5. Juventus (719m)6. Barcelona (697m)7. Liverpool (639m)8. Chelsea (561m)9. Atletico Madrid (550m)10. Arsenal (498m)Also Read | Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany, Netherlands and Belgium register big winsAlso Read | Racist abuse mars Romelu Lukaku’s winning penalty for Inter MilanAlso 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 Manchester CityFollow Premier league Nextlast_img read more

Vijay Hazare: Mumbai’s Yashasvi Jaiswal youngest batsman to hit double hundred in List A cricket

first_imgVijay Hazare: Mumbai’s Yashasvi Jaiswal youngest batsman to hit double hundred in List A cricketYashasvi Jaiswal hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries as Mumbai posted a mammoth 358 for 3 against Jharkhand in their Vijay Hazare group fixture on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 16:01 IST Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in superb form with the bat this season for India U-19 and Mumbai (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSYashasvi Jasiwal hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundariesMumbai posted 358 for 3 against Jharkhand after opting to bat first vs JharkhandYashasvi had added 200 runs for the opening wicket with Aditya Tare in just 34.3 overs17-year-old Mumbai sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday became the youngest batsman to hit a double hundred in a List A and one-day match during the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy Group A fixture at the Just Cricket stadium.Yashasvi hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries as Mumbai posted a mammoth 358 for 3 against Jharkhand after opting to bat first in Bengaluru. Yashasvi is in his debut season in List A cricket and is now the third batsman in Vijay Hazare history to score a double ton.K.V. Kaushal and Sanju Samson were the others to achieve the feat before Yashasvi.Yashasvi came into the limelight earlier this year when he scored four half-centuries to star in India’s U-19 tri-series in England. He then scored 224 runs and took 8 wickets in the Vizzy One-Day Trophy to be adjudged player of the tournament.Mumbai got off to a superb start thanks to Yashasvi and Aditya Tare’s 200-run opening partnership which they stitched in just 34.3 overs before the wicketkeeper got out for 78.Siddhesh Lad then joined Yashasvi and the duo added another 105 with the former scoring just 32 runs out of that.Yashasvi was eventually dismissed by Vivekanand Tiwari off the fourth delivery of the final over of the first innings.Before this match, Yashasvi had led Mumbai to a 8-wicket win against Kerala at the same venue. After bundling Kerala out for a modest 199, courtesy three wickets each by pacers Dhawal Kulkarni (3/54) and Shardul Thakur (3/40), Mumbai comfortably chased the target with 11.4 overs to spare with Yashasvi scoring 122 off 132 balls.advertisementThe chase was a walk in the park for Mumbai as their openers Jaiswal and Aditya Tare (67) put on 195 runs for the first wicket to guide the team to an easy victory. Yashasvi hammered 14 fours and three sixes, while Tare hit five boundaries and a lone six as the duo took the game away from the opposition.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 Yashasvi JaiswalFollow Vijay Hazare TrophyFollow Mumbai vs Jharkhand Nextlast_img read more

Cooking Smart: Learn the Answers at Cooking for Solutions

first_img The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking What is Sous Vide Cooking? Here’s What You Need to Know How to Cook Ribs in the Oven (Yes, They’ll Come Out Great) Editors’ Recommendations Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? Though Monterey, California is an idyllic travel destination throughout the year, for one weekend this May it will become a hot spot of the culinary industry. From Friday, May 17 through Sunday May 19, the waterside city plays host to Cooking for Solutions, an event that is described as no less than a “grand culinary celebration.”Held at the scenic Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cooking for Solutions is not simply a time to indulge in haute cuisine; its true mission is to showcase sustainability in all its forms throughout the food industry. Featuring an impressive line-up of celebrity chefs—including former Top Chef contestants (and host of Blais Off  and co-host of ABC’s The Chew respectively) Richard Blais and Carla Hall—as well as representatives from over 90 restaurants nationwide and more than 60 wineries, breweries and other beverage companies, the event should have no trouble achieving its goal.Each of Cooking for Solutions’ three days is packed with activities and social functions. For instance, Friday features a lecture entitled “Amuse-Bouche,” which will be a conversation between Los Angeles Times Food Editor, Russ Parsons, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who is a chef, journalist and the founder of River Cottage—a small farm that has “grown into a cooking school, restaurant and home to a variety of projects focused on self-reliance, food integrity and the consumption of local, seasonal produce.”Meanwhile, on Saturday, you can start the day by learning about the groundbreaking techniques that San Francisco’s TCHO are using as they attempt to redefine the way that we taste chocolate. Then, later, you can listen to a lecture by Michael Passmore (of Passmore Ranch) who will explain how aquaculture can be environmentally friendly, which will then be followed by a cooking demonstration from Chef Jeff Rogers (Executive Chef at Monterey Bay Aquarium) who will cook three simple recipes using different types of fish that have been raised at the Passmore Ranch.Finally, Sunday features the all-day Sustainable Foods Celebration, which is centered around the Whole Foods Marketplace & Kids’ Zone and will feature informative “talk and taste” demonstrations with a variety of culinary experts—all on the Aquarium’s ocean-view deck.For those savvy in the ins-and-outs of sustainability and for those just looking to become more informed about the way they enjoy and experience food, Cooking for Solutions is simply an event that can not be missed. And the Pacific views aren’t bad either.last_img read more

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Guide 2014

first_img 1. Antica Farmacista 2. Warby Parker Quimby Sunglasses 3. Dyptique Candles 4. Tom Ford Black Orchid 5. Georgetown Cupcake Set 6. SoulCycle Stationary Bike 7. Crystal Champagne Flutes from Kaufmann Mercantile New York Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Why Clover Whiskey Can Only Be Found at Select Golf Clubs Celebrate America with the Return of the Old Camp Whiskey Patriot Pack center_img It’s that special time of year again – Mother’s Day – when many sons are completely stumped on what to get that special woman in their life. Well, as usual, we are here to help. Lots of scents, a little style and some out-of-the-box surprises for Mom will make this one unforgettable. Too bad there isn’t a Son Appreciation Day….Liven up her house with Antica Farmacista reed diffusers. Antica Farmacista is an all-female run luxury home and body fragrance company based in Seattle.  Their core line is composed of the signature Home Ambiance Reed Diffuser, 9 oz, 65-hour burn candles and their Bath and Body collection.  Each fragrance is formulated with only the world’s finest essential oils and quality ingredients. Pick up something for her living room – or splurge and get her the gift box which includes a collection of the 250ml Home Ambiance Diffuser, a decorative nickel-plated brass tray and 9 oz Candle. All packaged in a gorgeous gift box. Purchase here.Warby Parker has moms covered this summer – or at least their eyes. The Quimby Sun Aurora is the perfect pair of sunglasses for mom. The classic shape is flattering and whether you give her the Absinthe frames or the Tortoise Shell, she’ll be sure to thank you for protecting her vision from harmful UV rays. You’re so considerate. Pick up a pair or two here.Moms love candles. It’s a scientifically proven fact. Dyptique Paris candles are great because even if you don’t light them, they can make any room come alive with their euphoric scents. Ask your dad what mom’s favorite scents are and pick from the plethora of products here.Tom Ford fragrances are always a sophisticated hit. Give your mom something to wear on special occasions. With a rich mix of black orchids and spicy notes, including: bergamot, mandarin, gardenia, jasmine, lotus,  sandalwood, vanilla and many, many other notes. Check out Tom’s full line of products on his website.Forget the flowers this year and get her something she can really enjoy: Georgetown Cupcakes.  This year the cupcake sensation is offering overnight nationwide shipping – so you won’t have to worry about timing on this one. Each box comes with a dozen “mom” themed cupcakes. Flavors include: three Lavender Earl Grey, three Mother’s Day Chocolate, three Chocolate Squared with Lavender fondant, and three Mother’s Day Vanilla. Order them here.Now for the health conscious mom with a tight schedule -get her something she can enjoy every day – without ever having to leave the house.Everyone loves SoulCycle – but for those days where she doesn’t have time to go – or if she doesn’t live near a studio, bring SoulCycle to her with this SoulCycle Stationary Bike. Just like the ones they have in class, now she can have your very own. The length between the handlebars and the seat allows riders to maximize the use of their core, a principle of the SoulCycle workout. The bike comes with one pound and two pound weights. The bike will arrive assembled and ready to ride. Blasting music and motivational instructors not included. To purchase click here.Celebrate the occasion with these handmade crystal champagne flutes from Kaufmann Mercantile. The tall glass preserves aroma, while their long neck to keep your drink chilled. The tapered rim also keeps bubbles from escaping too quickly. Purchase this  set here.Also from Kaufmann Mercantile, consider these Hand Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates. The opaque jade color is perfect for summer, and each plate is hand-pressed into cast iron molds. They are also stain resistant and extremely durable.Whatever you get her from the above will make her very happy, guaranteed.Happy Mother’s Day! Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tinylast_img read more