10 months agoEverton closing on deal for RB Leipzig ace Jean-Kevin Augustin

first_imgEverton closing on deal for RB Leipzig ace Jean-Kevin Augustinby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are closing on a deal for RB Leipzig ace Jean-Kevin Augustin.The Sun says the German club’s price tag might prove a stumbling block for the Toffees, however, as Leipzig want £38 million for the forward. In an effort to sweeten the deal, Marco Silva might be willing to let Ademola Lookman return to the Bundesliga side permanently.The Everton youngster excelled at Leipzig last season on loan and the German club still retain an interest in the 21-year-old. Augustin has scored eight goals in 23 games in all competitions this campaign and could be the man to add firepower to Marco Silva’s attack. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoInter Milan boss Conte: Sensi injury rocked us

first_imgInter Milan boss Conte: Sensi injury rocked usby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte says defeat to Juventus was a wake up call.Paulo Dybala and substitute Gonzalo Higuain secured Juve victory at San Siro, despite a Lautaro Martinez equaliser from the penalty spot.“I think we above all paid for Sensi’s injury the moment he went off, as we rather lost our way. We didn’t start the second half well, but then it was more balanced again and either team could score,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.“Juventus got the goal, they certainly showed all their heavy artillery in attack, all their experience in how to control a game like this. I cannot complain to the lads, as they gave their all, but as I’ve always said, we have a long road ahead of us to reach their level in terms of experience and game management.“We need to improve and that was inevitable, as we are at the start of this journey. I did see the statistics and it was a very balanced encounter, they could’ve scored and so could we. We both had chances, but experience and the quality of a big club made the difference.“We tip our hat to them, we’ll roll our sleeves up and keep working.”He added: “It’s an important game against a very strong team. I had always lost against Juventus, with Arezzo and Atalanta. I am disappointed at the defeat, not because it was Juventus. I tip my hat to them.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoBarcelona captain Messi quickly impressed by De Jong

first_imgBarcelona captain Messi quickly impressed by De Jongby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Lionel Messi has quickly been impressed by Frenkie De Jong.The Holland midfielder arrived in the summer from Ajax.Messi has been impressed and says: “For him, it was easy to adapt to the team because he came from a philosophy similar to Ajax. “He grew up with the same idea, the same way of playing. He adapts well. He likes to have the ball, make passes between the lines. “He is very complete.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: LSU Football Responds To Florida’s “DBU” Claim, Releases “LSU is DBU” Video

first_imgLSU Tigers huddle before gameBATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 13: LSU Tigers huddles up before a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Over the last week or so, Florida and LSU’s football programs have been arguing on social media over which program is the rightful “D.B.U” – the true home of elite defensive backs. The Gators released a “D.B.U” hype video and players from the two programs spatted on Twitter. The Tigers have responded with a video of their own. Check out this “LSU is DBU” video released by LSU’s video production team this afternoon. It’s pretty great. LSU is DBU from LSU Football on Vimeo.last_img read more

Baylor Assistant Tweets, Deletes Dig At Media Regarding Art Briles

first_imgEarlier this week, ESPN’s Outside the Lines published a report detailing a number of incidents of either alleged domestic violence or sexual assault involving Baylor football players – and how some of the school’s staffers and coaches reportedly knew about the allegations and chose not to punish them. It was also reported that the university’s board of regents is debating what to do with head coach Art Briles in the aftermath.Friday night, Baylor assistant Randy Clements took to Twitter with a shot at the media. He tweeted, then deleted a note about the media “speculating” in regards to Coach Art Briles. The tweet was only up for a short time before being taken down.baylor_randy_clementsObviously, it isn’t really in the best interest of any staffer, coach or player to take to social media regarding this topic until the dust has settled. The alleged crimes are being taken very seriously – and any comment from someone at the school could be taken as insensitive.last_img read more

Shannon Sharpe Responds To Dabo Swinney’s Protest Comments

first_imgShannon Sharpe discussing Dabo Swinney's protest comments.UndisputedWednesday, Shannon Sharpe responded to Dabo Swinney’s comments criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s protest method.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said yesterday that he believes Colin Kaepernick is being a distraction to his team. Shannon Sharpe responded to Swinney’s comments in this clip from his show with Skip Bayless, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed:”Protests, dissent is supposed to be uncomfortable.” — @ShannonSharpe responds to Dabo Swinney pic.twitter.com/uxK0jKd89S— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) September 14, 2016Sharpe stated that protests are supposed to be uncomfortable:“I’ve tried talking. I’ve tried it. But you won’t listen. So I must take a stand. And then when you say, ‘well, what is he doing?’ Then I get to tell you”In response to Swinney saying “I just think there’s a right way to do things and I don’t think two wrongs make a right,” and criticizing Kaepernick’s method, Sharpe issued the following statement:“When is the right time? When can we start talking about the 400 years? When is the right time? Tell me the right time.”Sharpe continued asking for what specific point in time he should be waiting for before starting a protest. Kaepernick’s protest has created a divide within the country, with those supporting the protest, and those opposing it. One thing remains clear, this protest doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.last_img read more

Klopp wary of Man City punishment

first_imgJurgen Klopp fears Manchester City will teach Liverpool a lesson in the Community Shield if the level of defending displayed in pre-season does not improve.The Champions League winners have lost three and drawn one of their past four friendly matches.Ten goals have been conceded in that run, including three in the most recent defeat to Serie A side Napoli in Edinburgh. 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? Klopp does not know whether key trio Alisson, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – all of whom return to training this week – will be available for Sunday’s clash against City at Wembley and admitted his team are unlikely to be at full capacity.But the German is not prepared to accept anything less than a competitive performance.”I don’t think we can expect to play our best game of the season,” Klopp said.”That’s how it is with the pre-season we’ve had, but we have a long season after that. But it’s not about that, it’s about winning a football game and that’s what we will try. There are different ways to do that and we hope to find one.”I don’t know exactly why people play this competition if [they think] it means nothing. “I won it five times in Germany and nobody mentions it, but we play it every year. If you win, nobody cares. If you lose, some care.”It’s a game we play against City and that’s the most difficult game of the season in every season, so we have to be ready and it’s a good test for the things which are there in that moment.”We have to make sure we defend in a pretty good way because if you don’t defend well against City we could get a proper knock, and that’s not the idea of the game.”Though adamant the outcome will not chart a course for Liverpool’s season, Klopp bristled at the idea of the Community Shield being considered a glorified friendly.”[To call it a] ‘curtain-raiser’ is unbelievable,” he said.”We try to be as ready as possible. If we had eight players available, for example, I would like to try to win it. It’s a final.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

What games will Alisson miss for Liverpool?

first_imgLiverpool had a bittersweet start to their 2019-20 Premier League campaign, seeing off Norwich in a 4-1 rout at Anfield – but having to deal with goalkeeper Alisson picking up a calf injury.The Brazil international was forced off the pitch after just 38 minutes and Liverpool’s worst fears looked set to have been realised when a stretcher was brought on, though Alisson was able to hobble off.Regardless, Alisson’s injury will be a massive blow for the Reds, with the star shot-stopper a huge part of their European glory and Premier League runners-up status last season. But how long will he be on the sidelines for, and how many games will he miss? 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? How severe is Alisson’s injury?Initially, Jurgen Klopp did not reveal a timeframe for Alisson’s return, but Liverpool quickly moving to sign a one-year deal for veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan in the aftermath isn’t a good sign.The German, however, later admitted that the goalkeeper would be out ‘for a few weeks’ with his calf injury and dismissed the possibility that he would be absent for more than six weeks.“[It’s] not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” he told reporters.“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back, but it will not [be] tomorrow for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see. “I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”Klopp has already confirmed that Alisson will miss out on the UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea in Istanbul, with reserve goalkeeper Adrian set to replace the Brazil international as first-choice goalkeeper and Lonergan on the bench.Should Alisson be in recovery for two weeks or so, as per Klopp’s latest update, he looks set to be absent for several key clashes on top of the Super Cup game, including a home game against Arsenal on August 24.He could be back following Liverpool’s welcome of Newcastle at Anfield, but in the worst-case scenario event that he does need a maximum of six weeks to recover, he could be fit for Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in late September.There is a possibility that he is likely to miss out on Liverpool’s opening Champions League matches as well should his recovery take longer than expected, as the group stage of the competition begins on September 17.Games Alisson could miss for Liverpool Date Game Competition Aug 14 Liverpool vs Chelsea UEFA Super Cup Aug 17 Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League Aug 24 Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League Aug 31 Burnley vs Liverpool Premier League Sep 14 Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League Sep 22 Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League Sep 28 Sheffield United vs Liverpool Premier League Oct 5 Leicester City vs Liverpool Premier League Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Michigan Is Trending For The No. 1 Recruit In The State Of Ohio

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Zach Harrison is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Ohio. The five-star defensive end, an Olentangy Orange product, is the No. 5 overall recruit in the country. He’s one of Urban Meyer’s most-important recruits in years.Ohio State hosted Harrison on a visit this weekend, as the five-star prospect watched the Buckeyes’ victory over Nebraska at Ohio Stadium.Another school is currently “trending” for Harrison, though. It’s not one Ohio State fans are going to like.The Michigan Wolverines are trending for a five-star 2019 prospect.https://t.co/GHLcReCR92— 247Sports (@247Sports) November 5, 2018From 247Sports:Fresh off a statement 42-7 victory against Penn State, Michigan picked up momentum in recruiting for the No. 1 recruit from the state of Ohio. Defensive end Zach Harrison of Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange High began trending toward the Wolverines following the weekend.The 247Sports Composite five-star recruit and No. 5 overall recruit in the nation picked up six Crystal Ball predictions toward Michigan over the last 24 hours, including one from director of football recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Wiltfong breaks down his prediction for VIPs inside.Ohio State leads with a 65 percent forecast in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but the Wolverines continue to gain ground. While Harrison lives within a stone’s throw of Columbus, he recently visited Ann Arbor for the Wolverines’ victory over Wisconsin.Harrison is as big of a “must-get” recruit as it gets for Urban Meyer and Ohio State. He’s an elite five-star prospect who plays his high school football in the shadows of Ohio Stadium. Losing him to any other program would be a major blow; losing him to Michigan would be devastating.Still, Ohio State is seen by most as the favorite to land him, with 65 percent of the predictions on 247Sports’ “Crystal Ball.” We appear to need to keep a close eye on Michigan moving forward, though.last_img read more

Lane Kiffin Sends Message To Nick Saban Before National Title Game

first_imgNick Saban and Lane Kiffin talking into their headsets.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin converse against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has sent a message to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide ahead of tonight’s national title game.Kiffin, who spent three seasons under Saban in Tuscaloosa, is wishing Alabama well against Clemson.The FAU head coach responded to an article from the New York Times that discussed Saban’s “rehabbing” of former college football head coaches.Kiffin is one of many notable coaches who have spent time on Alabama’s staff under Saban.The “Nick Saban Witness Protection Program,” as the Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley dubbed it earlier this month, has in recent years hosted a number of doghouse-inhabiting former head coaches, including Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and even Locksley himself, who as Saban’s offensive coordinator helped make quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a Heisman Trophy finalist and fine-tuned an offense that might be the most explosive in Alabama’s history.Kiffin is thankful for his time at Alabama.“Thanks coach from all of us!!” he tweeted. “Now go win another one tonight!!”Thanks coach from all of us!! Now go win another one tonight!! #RTR. ⁦@UofAlabama⁩ ⁦@espn⁩ ⁦@nytimes⁩ https://t.co/eJi3Mh4DLi— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) January 7, 2019Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Georgia Commits Working To Recruit 5-Star RB Kendall Milton

first_img Milton’s final four are Georgia, Alabama, LSU, and Ohio State.Over the last two years at Buchanan High School, Milton has recorded over 2,800 rushing yards, 50 touchdowns, and over 8.0 yards per carry.247Sports rates Milton as the No. 21 overall prospect in the Class of 2020. He is the No. 3 running back in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of California.Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class currently ranks No. 5 in the country.Adding Milton would be yet another massive addition to the school that has developed plenty of elite running backs over the years. A general view of Georgia's football stadium.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Five-star running back Kendall Milton is one of the top prospects in the country, and a natural target for just about every SEC team. But the Georgia Bulldogs are using more than just their coaches in order to convince Milton to commit.Several Georgia commits have been taking to Twitter and actively recruiting Milton to the program. Mekhail Sherman, Tate Ratledge, and Carson Beck have all made their various appeals to bring him into the fold.Sherman has made several Tweets trying to convince Milton to join in the past few weeks. He most recently tried to appeal to the California-based running back after making his top four announcement.Just follow your heart brudda, You know what was said. https://t.co/cOzLg6iHFc— Mekhail Sherman🌹 (@JuicedUpK9) May 17, 2019last_img read more

ESPN Analyst Offers Up Advice To Miami QB Tate Martell

first_imgMiami quarterback Tate Martell at the spring game.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes warms up before the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz named the team’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season.Diaz selected Jarren Williams as the team’s leader under center for 2019. Williams beat out Ohio State transfer Tate Martell, who gained immediate eligibility for the Hurricanes this year.After Martell was beat out for the starting gig, some wondered if he’d take his talents to a different team or perhaps a junior college.Former Alabama star quarterback and ESPN analyst Greg McElroy offered his advice for the young quarterback, via 247Sports:“He’s only a sophomore. You don’t have to be a starting quarterback for four years to get drafted into the NFL…He doesn’t have to start as a sophomore to eventually reach the goals that he wants to achieve. If there’s one thing that he’s proven, it’s that he’s run from adversity. That’s not a real nice thing to say about a guy when considering his prospects for the NFL. He needs to stay put…He needs to prove that he’s a great teammate.”Martell might not have to wait long before earning his chance at Miami. McElroy expects the Hurricanes to struggle against Florida in the season-opener and suggested Martell could see playing time.We’ll have to wait and see if the former Buckeyes transfer stays with the team.Stay tuned.last_img read more

MS Dhoni kept his cool and took the game forward in Melbourne: Azharuddin

first_imgMS Dhoni kept his cool and took the game forward in Melbourne: AzharuddinIndia vs Australia, Brief Scores: India (234/3) beat Australia (230) by 7 wickets. MS Dhoni finished with 193 runs in the three-match ODI series in Australia and was named the man-of-the-series.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 01:40 IST MS Dhoni was named the player of the series in Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third ODI to win the series 2-1MS Dhoni scored 3 fifties in 3 ODIs as India won their 1st bilateral ODI series in AustraliaIndia won their first ever bilateral ODI series in AustraliaBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardFormer India skipper Mohammad Azaharuddin lauded MS Dhoni for guiding India to their first ever bilateral one day international series in Australia on Friday. India rode on MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadav half-centuries to win the series-deciding third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and clinch the series 2-1.India had tweaked their batting line-up a bit and promoted an in-form Dhoni to bat at No.4 after Ambati Rayudu was replaced in the playing XI by Kedar Jadhav. Dhoni did not disappoint even batting at No.4.He hit an unbeaten 87 while Kedar Jadhav was 61 not out as India chased down 231 against Australia with four balls to spare. India were under a bit of pressure in the tricky chase when they lost Virat Kohli in the 30th over. But Dhoni built an unbroken 121-run stand with Kedar Jadhav to take India home.”I have always said our main batsmen should play in the first five. Dhoni played really well on Friday. After Kohli’s wicket, Dhoni kept his cool and took the game forward. Kedar Jadhav also batted well. As far as India’s batting order is concerned, I think Rishabh Pant will be slotted in at No.6 [for the World Cup]. The more India play with this batting order in the coming days the better. Dhoni, before coming to Australia, did not have that match practice and he will also get those chances in the future games,” Azhar told Sports Tak.advertisementFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar too had praised Dhoni for his heroics in the series.”I am delighted with the way India have performed.. just becoming the second team to win a Test and ODI series in Australia. It’s never easy,” Gavaskar told India Today. “It is a fantastic achievement. Absolutely terrific to see Dhoni get the man-of-the-series award. Don’t forget he keeps wickets and to do that for 50 overs and come out and bat… Full credit to the man for his fitness and commitment to Indian cricket.”Gavaskar pointed out that it was important to not forget how craftily Dhoni ensured India not suffer any hiccups in their chase in Adelaide and Melbourne.”You need the partnerships and that’s what he got from Dinesh Karthik the other day and Kedar Jadhav in Melbourne but don’t take anything away from the way he made sure there was no collapse. Had Dhoni got out, India would have struggled,” Gavaskar said.MS Dhoni is known for his cricketing acumen – after the match, he conceded he was targeting certain bowlers towards the end. Dhoni even went up to the umpires to find out how many overs certain bowlers were left with.Gavaskar said that is the kind of intelligence that sets Dhoni sets apart.”You need that kind of experience and cricketing intelligence to take the team home. The Australian captain might have got it wrong with his bowling changes. MSD knew which bowler to target and he did that brilliantly,” he said.Also Read | Sakshi Dhoni’s message for Team India after historic series win: You fought like soldiersAlso Read | MS Dhoni is a superstar of the game, says Justin LangerAlso Read | Credit to MS Dhoni for his fitness and commitment to Indian cricket: Sunil GavaskarFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mohammad AzharuddinFollow MS DhoniFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow Yuzvendra Chahallast_img read more

MS Dhoni part of an unfortunate record as New Zealand hammer India in 1st T20I

first_img Rohan Sen WellingtonFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 19:07 IST MS Dhoni scored a quickfire 39 off 31 balls but kept losing partners at the other end in the 220-run chase (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni ended up on the losing side after top-scoring for India in T20I for the fifth timeDhoni also went past 1500 runs in T20 internationals during his 31-ball 39India’s 80-run loss was also their biggest in terms of runs while chasing a target in the formatBrief Score – New Zealand (219/6) beat India (139) by 80 runs, take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Dhoni (39), Southee (3/17), Ferguson (2/22). Full ScorecardMahendra Singh Dhoni has become part of an unwarranted which he would soon like to change as he ended up on the losing side once again after top-scoring for India in a T20 international on Wednesday.Dhoni ended up on the losing side even after top-scoring for India in a T20I match for the fifth time in his career.Dhoni waged a lone battle in India’s run chase of 220 in 20 overs, scoring a quickfire 39 off 31 balls but kept losing partners at the other end as the visitors eventually folded for 139 in 19.2 overs.Dhoni also went past 1500 runs in T20 internationals during his knock which included five boundaries and a six. Twitter PhotoIndia’s 80-run loss was also their heaviest in terms of runs while chasing a target in the format. The defeat also saw stand-in captain Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten streak coming to an end.Rohit had matched Dhoni’s record of seven successive wins as India’s T20I captain before this result. Dhoni had achieved the feat twice during his time as the skipper.An exciting start to the T20I series! A record total at @WestpacStadium and 5 T20I wins in a row at the venue. Also complete the winning start to the Double-Headers with the @WHITE_FERNS #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/XzcCAlF1IVBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 6, 2019India were never really in the chase from the start as they lost the top-five batsmen inside 11 overs. From there on, Dhoni tried his best to stage a fightback but India were always behind the asking rate.advertisementRohit, who is standing in as captain for Virat Kohli, said India were done in by the lack of partnerships against the Black Caps, who came out all guns blazing after losing the ODI series 4-1.”It was a tough game. We were outplayed in all three departments. We didn’t start well and we knew that 200 wasn’t going to be an easy chase. We have chased such targets in the past and that is why we played with eight batsmen, but we didn’t have small partnerships and that made it tough. New Zealand though played well, they had partnerships,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation ceremony.”We need to go to Auckland, look at the conditions and take it from there. As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen, but we just couldn’t do it tonight,” he said.Rohit’s decision to put the Kiwis in to bat backfired at the Westpac Stadium as they rode on brilliant knocks from Tim Seifert (84), Colin Munro (34) and Kane Williamson (34) to post 219 for 6 in 20 overs.The New Zealand bowlers then came to the party as they restricted India to 139 with Tim Southee picking 3 wickets while Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi bagged two wickets each. Debutant Daryl Mitchell also contributed with one wicket.Also Read | 80-run win vs India has set the tone for the rest of the series: Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | We were outplayed in all departments: Rohit Sharma after India’s worst T20I defeatAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Dinesh Karthik makes up for dropped catch with stunnerFor 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 MS DhoniFollow Rohit SharmaFollow New Zealand vs IndiaFollow Wellington T20I MS Dhoni part of an unfortunate record as New Zealand hammer India in 1st T20IBrief Scores – New Zealand (219/6) beat India (139) by 80 runs, take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Dhoni (39), Southee (3/17), Ferguson (2/22). MS Dhoni top-scored with 39 runs but ended up on the losing side as New Zealand defeated India by 80 runs in the first T20 international in Wellington on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro global launch likely on May 14

first_imgOnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro global launch likely on May 14Last week — for the first ever time — the OnePlus 7 Pro was leaked in pictures. The photographs showed the phone from all angles. The phone appears with pop-up selfie camera on the front and triple cameras on the back panel. The same features are expected to be present on the standard OnePlus 7 model too.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 11:59 IST HIGHLIGHTSOnePlus is expected to launch three smartphones instead of just two like every year.OnePlus has already confirmed to bring its own 5G phone very soon.A new leak now suggests that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro may launch globally on May 14.A lot is being talked about the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro of late. This year, in 2019, OnePlus is expected to launch three smartphones instead of just two like every year. OnePlus has already confirmed to bring its own 5G phone very soon. Alongside the 5G device, rumours suggest that OnePlus will launch OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro too. A new leak now suggests that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro may launch globally on May 14. However, take this with a pinch of salt considering OnePlus is yet to confirm the launch date of the OnePlus 7 series. The same leak suggests that OnePlus will be teasing the OnePlus 7 Pro with tagline “Go beyond speed”.Last week for the first ever time the OnePlus 7 Pro was leaked in pictures. The photographs showed the phone from all angles. The phone appears with pop-up selfie camera on the front and triple cameras on the back panel. The same features are expected to be present on the standard OnePlus 7 model too.Unlike the V15 Pro or Oppo F11 Pro, the placement of the pop-up selfie camera on the OnePlus 7 will be different. It will sit on the top left edge of the phone. The presence of pop-up camera hints that there will be no notch on the OnePlus 7 series of phones. On the hardware front, both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset which also powered the S10 series of phones, Huawei P30 Pro and some of the other flagships launched recently.advertisementThe full specs sheet of the OnePlus 7 Pro was leaked last week. The sheet suggests that on the back the OnePlus 7 Pro will sport 45MP + 16MP + 8MP camera configuration and sport super optic 6.67-inch display. The front camera details are not known yet. The specs sheet further reveals that the OnePlus 7 Pro will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.On the software front, the OnePlus 7 Pro will run on Android 9 Pie based on the latest Oxygen OS, the specs sheet suggests. It also reveals that the model number of the OnePlus 7 Pro is will be GM1915. Rumours also suggest that the OnePlus 7 will launch in three variants — GM1901, GM1903, GM1905, while the OnePlus 7 Pro will launch in four variants including — GM1911, GM1913, GM1915, and GM1917. The OnePlus 5G phone is expected to come in one variant with model number GM1920.According to rumours expect the two OnePlus flagship phones to launch on May 14 globally. Following the past track records, the global launch of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro may follow with India launch. OnePlus is yet to officially confirm the launch date of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.ALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro launching in India on April 22, can it beat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?ALSO READ | Apple iPhone XE: Design, specifications and all we know about Apple’s rumoured iPhone SE successorALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Galaxy A50: Specs, features and price comparedGet 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 bySneha Sahalast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bruised South Africa look to put opening defeat behind

first_img Indo-Asian News Service LondonJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 10:44 IST South Africa will be facing Bangladesh on Sunday at The Oval.(Twitter/@cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh will face South Africa on 2nd June, Sunday, at The OvalIn their first match, South Africa were thrashed by 104 runs against EnglandBangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is doubtful of playing against South Africa due to an injuryBangladesh will be facing a bruised South African side in their World Cup opener on Sunday at The Oval in London. The Proteas were condemned to a 104-run defeat largely due to England’s ability to use the conditions better and the combined brilliance of Joffra Archer and Ben Stokes.While they could do little about the latter, South Africa will have learnt more about using the conditions which only makes Bangladesh’s task all the more difficult. Even in that defeat, South Africa showed that they have the resources to justify their tag as one of the favourites behind England, India and Australia.Quinton de Kock looked good in his knock of 68 and the bowlers performed well enough to make it look like South Africa could win the match at the end of the England innings. Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram fell to Archer while Hashim Amla was forced to retire hurt due to a bouncer from the 24-year-old but the three batsmen have done enough in international cricket to make it foolhardy to discount them on the basis of their performance in that match.Bangladesh were given an injury scare on Friday when Tamim Iqbal had to leave the nets after being struck by the ball on the left wrist. Tamim averages 50.71 in seven ODIs played in England and this includes scores of 128 and 95 in the first two matches of the 2017 Champions Trophy.Additionally, they are monitoring the fitness of captain Mashrafe Mortaza who has a hamstring issue and ace pacer Mustafizur Rahman who has been struggling with his calf. Mahmadullah has been nursing a shoulder injury while all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suffered a back spasm recently, although the latter is expected to be fully fit for the game.advertisementSquads:Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu JayedSouth Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz ShamsiAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Adam Zampa feels Afghanistan capable of causing upsetsAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Tendulkar, Akram, Warne in star-studded cricket conclave at Lord’sAlso 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 South Africa vs BangladeshFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow England World Cup 2019: Bruised South Africa look to put opening defeat behindAfter losing out to England by 104 runs in their last match, South Africa will be facing Bangladesh on Sunday and will be looking to regain confidence for their maiden title race.advertisementlast_img read more

Your Cooling Summer Face Treatment: Sircuit Skin Cool Aid

first_imgSircuit Skin Cool Aid is a slam-dunk product for the warmer months ahead. It’s a versatile face gel—a cooling aftershave, lightweight moisturizer and anti-ager, that’s crafted using USDA certified organic ingredients.The sky blue gel, which is actually more like a juicy cream (and one that might be really fun to swim in) absorbs quickly, goes on matte and, unlike most face gels, doesn’t leave your skin with the traction of scotch tape. The scent is light, fresh and is made with essential oils that also pack a punch with purpose—anti-septic/ anti-inflammatory lavender and protective tea tree and orange peels. It won’t clog your pores, irritate skin, sweat off into your eyes or make you feel like you’ve got a layer of shellac on your face. The entire ingredient list, which includes organic aloe vera, marine extracts, arnica flower, argan oil, vitamin E, Japanese mint and a trove of peptides is a skincare aficionado’s equivalent to poetry.Especially when you start to look at the quality of said composition—Sircuit has made a name for themselves by using something called “chirally correct” forms of their ingredients. The concept of “chiral” can get science- nerd really quick, and you’re free to read more here, here or here, but in simple English, it’s a chemical-free technology that primes an ingredient’s molecules to be optimally received by your body’s skin cells. So the stuff inside the tube is more than just all naturally derived, it’s been hand crafted to near perfection.While any guy will find the Cool Gel useful, it’s especially helpful if you’ve got oily skin, sensitive or blemish prone skin. And a bonus—the formula is super concentrated so you get a few month’s worth in a TSA friendly 1 fl. oz sized bottle—so you can double Cool Aid up as your sun relief when you jaunt off to far flung beaches this summer.Sircuit® Skin Cool Aid ($70/1oz.) is available at sircuitskin.com SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That The Best Men’s Grooming Essentials to Survive the Summer Heat 6 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning Editors’ Recommendations Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather last_img read more

Q&A: George Esquivel of Tumi

first_img The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Every traveler worth his weight in carry-ons needs a great weekend bag or wheeled suitcase. After all, if the paparazzi spy you at LAX do you really want to be carrying a beaten and threadbare duffel bag? One of the hottest luggage brands on the market today is Tumi. The New Jersey-based luxury bag line launched in 1975. Known for its utilitarian black nylon carryalls, the company soon expanded to include leather weekenders, titanium roller bags and other items that made it the darling of the travel set in the 1990s. Today, the brand remains an innovator with more than 25 patents for its designs. In early 2013, George Esquivel joined as Creative Director. A shoe designer by trade– Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars are fans of his bespoke shoe line–Esquivel has been a longtime fan of Tumi, carrying their bags from his home base of Los Angeles to his factories in Italy.Were you always fascinated by luggage and carryalls? Did you want to be in the business growing up?I would say that for the past 12 to 14 years I have constantly been on the road, either traveling to see accounts or to fit my clients. I have been fascinated with luggage, carryalls and all things travel. When a large part of your life revolves around travel, the subject of how you pack, what you pack, what bags you use, etc., always becomes a point of discussion. Funny how Tumi always ended up in those conversations.What kind of creative team do you have at Tumi and how do you develop styles and designs that don’t look like “been there, done that?”I work with people that love product, truly understand the craft of travel cases and bags/accessories, that also happen to be design fanatics. When we sit and discuss new ideas it always starts with things we love either in furniture, automotive, art, stationery, etc. It starts with a general idea then we get into function, then we move into aesthetics. There are a lot of round table discussions based on the needs of the bag or category that we need to work on. A lot of brands are afraid to come out of their design box so products tend to look the same. At Tumi, the evolution of the product is always being pushed so the look and feel is always moving forward yet it always feels like the Tumi DNA of design excellence and technical innovation.What can we expect to see from Tumi in 2014?For 2014,  everyone can expect to see more of the amazing technical innovations mixed with beautiful luxe materials. To me the marriage of tech/modern with beautiful craftsmanship is the ultimate goal.Can you give us more info about designs and ideas you have for upcoming collections?I think more than just specific designs, it’s the overall feeling and direction of the brand. The goal is to always be moving forward, stay relevant, make super functional items that also look very beautiful and chic. It’s the magic of the consumer having this emotional connection and may not be able to explain why they love our bags, they just do.What bag from your collection is your personal favorite?As I continue to work closely with the Tumi design team, I really want to emphasize  the artisanal design elements that go into a Tumi product. My design influence will be seen throughout all collections and already existing styles but updating in richer leathers and mixing with Tumi’s iconic ballistic nylon material. The Santa Monica collection is totally me. The Kessler bag, originally from the Alpha Bravo collection, is a style I love to use as my carryall. This silhouette is a perfect size that we are able to introduce each season in new and mixed materials. We just previewed a new color way at the capsule show. It’s a cool mix of ballistic nylon and leather.How would you describe your personal style?My personal style is a bit relaxed; growing up in Southern California really played a big part in that. At the same I try to mix in some flavor from my travels to European and Asian cities. On a typical day when I’m traveling and working, it’s a deconstructed blazer, either a polo, v-neck or button down oxford, a pair of dark blue or black jeans and a pair of my boots or shoes.  California, casual with a bit of a twist. The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Editors’ Recommendations Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

Our First Drive in the New V8-Powered 2018 Aston Martin DB11

first_imgPrevious 1 of 21 Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Next center_img Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The powder blue sky above Catalonia, Spain, is nearly as permanent a fixture as the 12th century castles scattered throughout the region. Whichever speech pathologist envisioned downpour on Spanish flatlands had quite the imagination.This marks my third visit to the land of football, tapas, and — as I’d discover — goblet-sized gin and tonics. Like each sojourn before, the weather report threatens rainfall, yet all I see upon arrival is familiar, unmarred atmosphere. This is either a divine prank or Spain’s cloud formations have mastered Houdini’s disappearing act.Burgeoning curiosity would compel further investigation if not for the distracting and beautiful silhouette decorating the driveway at Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa. Leave it to the Aston Martin DB11 to derail all train of thought.Our second look at this striking GT comes a year after our first, and under similar conditions. Surrounded by vibrantly painted farmhouses, ambitious vines, and pristine roads, I’ve come to analyze and exercise $200,000 of automotive art.In the time since our last rendezvous with Aston’s DB9 replacement, the British luxury manufacturer has been busy. Entering stage two of a grand plan to overhaul and expand its lineup, Aston Martin is taking a second bite at the DB11-branded apple via an all-new powertrain. The 2018 model year grand tourer can now be had in V8 or V12 flavors, with two distinct performance personalities.Leveraging its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin introduced a modified version of AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 503 horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque. In addition to stripping 253 pounds off the DB11’s nose, Aston engineers stiffened the V8 model to sharpen responsiveness and optimize its new weight distribution.Identifying one DB11 version from the other takes careful examination. Exterior cues of the V8 include a black plastic grille (as opposed to the DB11 V12’s chrome slats), smoked headlights and taillights, and a lack of center vents on the clamshell hood. Inside, the V8 derivative features more modest trim panels and unique packaging.Maybe it’s the massage I just experienced at Mas Spa, but my knees feel like rubber as I pore over the DB11’s curves. Aston Martin is famous for producing some of the most striking vehicles in history, but something about the DB11 is beyond ravishing. A delicate mix of modern and dignified, the GT is a fitting countenance for the premium brand’s future.Steeped in the two-door’s leather-laden cabin, I take stock of the hand-built detail and material richness. Deep purple dash and seating surfaces contrast with peach-colored stitching, carbon fiber inlays, and brushed metal accents for a voluptuous presentation.Mere moments into a 250-mile journey through Catalonia’s Pyrenees, the V8 model’s dynamic differences are abundantly clear. From corner to corner, the lightened DB11 dances where the heavier version would labor, rotates where the V12 would roll, and lunges where the range-topper would ease.In many ways, the V8-powered model feels more like a purpose-built sports car than a traditional GT. Ride quality remains sublime, yet agility shines above all. That both cars share the same platform, much less the same nameplate, is astonishing.Our parade of elegant automobiles invades a small town nestled in the mountainside. Piling into Restaurant Anna, the smell of lamb shanks, boiled prawns, and roasted chicken greets us. A feast of traditional Spanish cuisine ensues. Later, with the symptoms of a debilitating food coma setting in, a blast of double espresso rouses me for another go in Aston’s charmer.Emerging from the dim restaurant, my eyes struggle to adjust in the unfiltered sunlight. At last, I can make out a troop of elegant shapes waiting patiently. “Well,” I muse. “Guess I can wait a little longer to see that rain.”last_img read more

University Council of Jamaica Hailed

first_img Assistant Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Phylicia Marshall, has underscored the importance of the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) in creating a robust and reliable accreditation framework for higher education in Jamaica. Story Highlights Assistant Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Phylicia Marshall, has underscored the importance of the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) in creating a robust and reliable accreditation framework for higher education in Jamaica.She noted the “excellent work” being done by the accreditation body in monitoring, auditing and assuring the quality of tertiary institutions and the programmes that they offer.She said that the importance of the work of the UCJ “cannot be overstated, especially within the context of education and training being among the growth sectors of our society”.“Employers, institutions and the general public [must] have confidence in the knowledge and competence of the graduates of our institutions for the various professions as well as for further studies,” Dr. Marshall pointed out.“Students who seek to attend our institutions do so with the expectation that they will be receiving a quality educational experience, and that the certificates they obtain at the end of their programme of study will be recognised locally and internationally,” she added.Dr. Marshall was representing portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the UCJ’s symposium on quality assurance in higher education, held on Tuesday (March 12) at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James.The event was part of the council’s 14th annual Quality Assurance in Higher Education Week, which is being observed from March 11 to 15.A statutory body under the Education Ministry, the UCJ is the sole accreditation body in Jamaica for tertiary-level education and training.The body is empowered to grant and confer degrees, diplomas or certificates for accredited programmes, register tertiary institutions that have met the required educational standards, establish equivalence and facilitate recognition of foreign qualifications, and assure the quality of programmes being offered in Jamaica by foreign institutions. She said that the importance of the work of the UCJ “cannot be overstated, especially within the context of education and training being among the growth sectors of our society”. She noted the “excellent work” being done by the accreditation body in monitoring, auditing and assuring the quality of tertiary institutions and the programmes that they offer.last_img read more

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