9 months agoEx-Real Madrid GM Valdano: Isco must do some soul searching

first_imgEx-Real Madrid GM Valdano: Isco must do some soul searchingby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano says Isco needs to “do some soul searching”.Valdano recognises Isco is on the outer of coach Santiago Solari’s plans.He said, “A year ago, Isco and Asensio were the great sources of hope at Real Madrid; [now] one has lost his way and the jury is out on the other.”Everyone knows something’s up, but nobody knows what; it has to be resolved in private. Today, [B-team striker] Cristo played ahead of Isco, [so] the issue has clearly developed into a very serious one. I imagine it’s something they’re discussing within the club. Isco needs to do some soul-searching.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoAgent reveals Juventus serious about buying Ramsey this month

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent reveals Juventus serious about buying Ramsey this monthby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveItalian agent Andrea Boscolo has revealed Juventus are attempting to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey this month.Juve and Ramsey have settled on Bosman terms, with the Welshman happy to move to Turin in June when his Gunners deal expires.However, Boscolo has confirmed reports of Juve wanting to buy Ramsey immediately to take part in the remainder of their Champions League campaign.He told TMW: “I know that Juventus are trying to get him now because he could be important for the Champions League, he is an experienced player who will not have difficulty entering the Italian league and (coach Max) Allegri’s tactical board. “The ideal position is a midfielder that is good for the two phases, like (Claudio) Marchisio: he can assist and score, he can give something more to the Juventus midfield.” last_img read more

2 days agoLiverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supporters

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supportersby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have reacted furiously to a banner depicting Divock Origi in Genk.The Reds labelled the flag ‘highly offensive’ after it briefly hung from the second tier in the away end prior to kick-off in Belgium.A Liverpool spokesperson said: “Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick off.”To be clear, the image used perpetuated a racist stereotype.”This is completely unacceptable. We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible.”Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process.” last_img read more

Philip Lutzenkirchen’s High School To Name Football Field In His Honor

first_imgPhil Lutzenkirchen Field is coming in the fall of 2015.Phil Lutzenkirchen FieldPhilip Lutzenkirchen, a former All-SEC tight end at Auburn, passed away last June in a single car crash near La Grange, Georgia. This summer, Lutzenkirchen’s high school, Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, will unveil a new turf field installed in his honor. Thursday, the school board in Cobb County approved a $332,421.68 project (fully funded by the Lutzie 43 Foundation) to have the field completed by the end of July. Here’s more, via AL.com:Frank Filmann Stadium plays host to Lassiter High’s football games. The new field will be named “Lutzie 43 Field.” Lutzenkirchen’s family memorialized Philip inside the high school stadium three days following his shocking death in a single-vehicle accident outside La Grange, Georgia on June 29, 2014.The Lutzie 43 Foundation celebrated the decision by tweeting the news to its followers.#LutzieField is coming this fall! The @CobbSchools board passed it 7-0! pic.twitter.com/WKXWvJQT7Y— Lutzie 43 Foundation (@lutzie43) June 25, 2015[AL.com]last_img read more

Dortmund chief would welcome Sane’s arrival at Bayern

first_imgBayern Munich buying Leroy Sane would be a boost to the Bundesliga, according to Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.Manchester City winger Sane has been heavily linked with a switch to Bayern, who are seeking to improve their wide options due to the imminent departures of experienced duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.Bayern president Uli Hoeness said it would require an “insane” sum to buy Sane, though, while chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge indicated the 23-year-old needs to decide for himself whether he wants a move. 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? Sane, who joined City from Schalke for a reported initial fee of £37 million ($47m) in 2016, scored 16 goals in all competitions for the Premier League champions last term but only started 21 top-flight matches – six fewer than in the 2017-18 campaign, as he seemingly lost Pep Guardiola’s trust.The winger refused to answer questions about his future after helping Germany hammer Estonia 8-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying this week.8:0 Heimsieg Sehr gelungener Saisonabschluss // Great way to finish this season 🇩🇪 #LS19 #inSané @DFB_Team pic.twitter.com/djsKQdAQPY— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) June 11, 2019But even if it might damage Dortmund’s chances of unseating Bayern at the summit, Watzke feels Sane’s arrival would benefit the Bundesliga.”I think it would be very good if Bayern brings Leroy Sane back as a Germany international,” Watzke said to Bild.”Because that would further increase the appeal of the league.”Dortmund have added to Lucien Favre’s squad for the 2019-20 season by signing Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz and Julian Brandt, although Christian Pulisic has left for Chelsea.Mario Gotze has also been touted for a possible switch to Arsenal, but he has remained coy on speculation.BVB narrowly missed out on Bundesliga glory in May, finishing two points behind Bayern having led the table for much of the campaign.last_img read more

Lee Kang-in: Meet South Korea’s answer to David Silva

first_imgWhile the Under-20 World Cup threw up plenty of surprises, one of the biggest was South Korea finding themselves in the final against eventual winners, Ukraine. The Asian side had one player largely to thank for that success: Lee Kang-in.Despite having only just turned 18 in February, Lee picked up the Golden Ball as the best player during the tournament in Poland, after netting score twice in the knockout stages, including a penalty to open the scoring in Saturday’s final.But it was his all-round play which impressed the most, causing opposition defences endless headaches with his quick feet and ability to feel comfortable playing anywhere in the attacking third of the pitch. 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? And while Lee begins to make his mark on the global game, his talents have been clear to those in his native Korea since he appeared as a six-year-old on television talent show ‘Soccer Prodigy’ in 2007.The son of a taekwondo instructor father, Lee was able to illustrate his extraordinary athleticism as well as his enviable left foot.”He absorbs knowledge like a sponge,” said South Korea legend Yoo Sang-cheol at the time. “He is the ace of the team with excellent speed, shooting and defensive technique.”Four years later, Lee was spotted by Valencia and, along with both his parents and his two sisters, the then 10-year-old moved to the east coast of Spain. Three years of continuing to impress within the Liga outfit’s academy structure and he signed a six-year contract to remain in the shadow of Mestalla until he reached maturity.By the age of 16, Lee had developed at such a rate that he had begun to be included in Valencia’s Under-20s side, though in most games he remained a level above both his team-mates and opponents.His professional debut would not be far away as he was soon promoted to the Valencia Mestalla side, who play in the third tier of Spanish football.Lee Kang-in GFXYet more eye-catching performances saw the club move quickly to tie Lee down to a new four-year contract, which included an €80 million (£71m/$89m) release clause.The headlines that created meant that he could not be ignored by first-team coach Marcelino and, in October 2018, he made his Valencia debut in a 2-1 win over Ebro in the Copa del Rey. Appearances in La Liga and the Europa League followed, as well as further starts in the Copa for the eventual winners.”He is willing to learn every day, regardless of whether he is in first or second-team training,” said Valencia academy director Luis Vicente Mateo when speaking to Goal about Lee’s potential in 2018. “He is a player with outstanding talent.”Having been named in Goal’s NxGn list of the best 50 teenage footballers on the planet in March, the pressure will begin to mount on Lee to further his development for both club and country.Already at Valencia he has been likened to David Silva, who, like Lee, was a diminutive left-footed creative midfielder that came through the club’s academy before becoming the lynchpin of the first team.Lee Kang-in South Korea 2019Meanwhile, in South Korea, the expectation on Lee following his exploits over the last month will only grow, and though Son Heung-min continues to draw the majority of the attention of the footballing public after playing a starring role in Tottenham’s passage to the Champions League final, it will not be long until he is usurped in the public’s consciousness by a player eight years his junior.The potential for the pair to play together at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is mouthwatering, to say the least.Whether Lee is still playing for Valencia by then is another question.Despite his eyebrow-raising release clause, his performances in Poland have led to reports of interest from Real Madrid.Los Blancos have already secured the services of one of Asia’s most prodigious young talents in the shape of Takefusa Kubo, and combining him with Lee may well prove a dream scenario both on and off the pitch.For now, though, Lee is taking his new-found attention in his stride.On returning to his homeland following the Under-20 World Cup, he said: “The Golden Ball is a prize that all my team-mated received together.”Modest but super-talented, Lee has every asset required to become a global superstar.last_img read more

Kroos ‘rued’ signing new Bayern Munich deal in 2010

first_imgToni Kroos says he “rued” signing a contract extension at Bayern Munich in 2010 after returning from a loan spell and believes he went underappreciated during his early years at the club.The Germany international spent 18 months on loan at Bayer Leverkusen between 2008-10 having struggled to win a regular place in the Bayern first team.He signed a new deal on his return to the Allianz Arena and went on to establish himself as pivotal member of the team that won the 2013 Champions League. 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? He left Bayern for Real Madrid the following summer, and angered fans of his former club by stating on his arrival in Spain that Real were “a cut above” the German champions.And in a new film documenting his life and career, Kroos says he often felt undervalued and underappreciated during his early years at Bayern.”I was often told how great I was and how I was doing everything right,” said Kroos. “Still I did not play. I was convinced I deserved more.”Originally I did not want to return [from Leverkusen]. When I signed my extension, I rued it ten minutes later.“While I signed the contract, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: ‘Wow, you have got a great contract now.’ It was like he told me: ‘So now you have to play a little better.'”The film, titled ‘Kroos’ and set for release in Germany on July 4, canvasses opinion and insight from people who have been close to Kroos during his career, including officials at his former club Bayern.Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s vocal club president said: “Toni is a great player. But there is not one player in the world who can do everything all by himself.“A club sometimes has to make hard decisions. This decision [to let him go to Madrid] was a hard one and maybe a wrong one, no doubt.”Since signing for Real, Kroos has enjoyed a trophy-laden five seasons, winning three Champions League titles as well as the 2017 La Liga crown.He signed a new deal at Santiago Bernabeu in May which will keep him at the club until 2023.last_img read more

Major Head Coach Addresses Rumors Linking Him To Ohio State Job

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has not been fired by Ohio State and many people believe the Buckeyes’ head coach, despite being placed on administrative leave, will keep his head coaching position at the conclusion of the school’s investigation.However, there are already some speculating about Meyer’s future in Columbus and who might replace him on the sideline if he is fired.One name getting mentioned as much as any is Matt Campbell. The Iowa State head coach is an Ohio native and a rising star in the college football world.If Meyer is done at Ohio State (a big “if,” of course), it would not be surprising to see Campbell get an interview.Campbell recently addressed the rumors. Here’s what he said.“First and foremost I want to address this. I’ve got the utmost respect for those of you who follow our football program. I really appreciate what you do. With that said, over the last few days I’ve gotten some text messages, phone calls, about addressing situations at other institutions … what’s going on at other institutions,” Campbell said. “You need to know this: From my end, I’m never going to talk about what’s going on at other schools, other universities. My sole purpose in my job is to focus on No. 1, my football players, No. 2 our coaching staff, No. 3 our fan base and No. 4 our future of our football program. A lot of you guys know me, a lot of you guys know what I stand for. I’ve always said this, ‘You’re either somebody in this profession who is trying to do something or be something.’“Over the last two and a half years I’ve proven that my whole sole mission is to be here and to do something. With that said, as we go forward, I have the utmost respect for you and the job you have to do, but I’ll only answer questions that pertain to our football program, Iowa State football and our future.”That’s a pretty great response by Campbell.last_img read more

New Injury Update For Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook

first_imgOhio State's Nick Bosa sacking Wisconsin's QB Alex Hornibrook during Big Ten game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers is sacked by Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)While Wisconsin looks to continue their winning streak against Northwestern, the Badgers will have a new face under center.The expectation was that Alex Hornibrook would miss time because of a concussion. Well, head coach Paul Chryst confirmed that his junior quarterback will miss today’s game, but he also gave an in-depth review of his backup.Sure, the Badgers won’t have Hornibrook leading the team today, but Jack Coan has a tremendous change to seize his moment. Even though he’s never started for Wisconsin, the sophomore gunslinger will have a golden opportunity to beat Northwestern.When talking about Coan, Chryst said “We certainly believe he’s talented enough to do all the things that you ask your quarterback to do.”Just in: @BadgerFootball QB Alex Hornibrook is out, and Jack Coan will start today at @NUFBFamily. pic.twitter.com/Izl175wmZP— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 27, 2018Chryst also praised his young quarterback’s progress in practice, as he said “I like his demeanor and I’ve loved his approach not just this week, when there’s a possibility of him playing, but throughout the year.”It’ll be a tough environment for Coan to make his impact, especially on the road against the Wildcats. However, it’s very clear that his coach is confident in his ability.With Wisconsin losing Hornibrook for this weekend, it’ll be on Coan to lead his teammates to another victory.As for Hornibrook, perhaps he can return to the gridiron next weekend against Rutgers.last_img read more

Nebraska Hosted A Top DE Recruit Yesterday

first_imgNebraska flag bearer waves massive Nebraska flag.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 25: A flag bearer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers waves a flag after the first score during their game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 42-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)As Nebraska continues an off-season of recruiting and retooling, some top prospects are trickling their way to Memorial Stadium. Among the latest targets is junior college pass rusher Datona Jackson, who has recently added Nebraska to his list of potential schools.According to Big Red Today, Jackson has decided to add Nebraska to his official visit list, and went to visit on Wednesday.He told the publication that it was Nebraska head coach Scott Frost who convinced him to give the school a look.“He talked me into it,” Jackson said. “I liked what he had to say, and he seems like a pretty good head coach.”Jackson’s official visits have been to Colorado, UCLA, and USC. He is reportedly set to make a visit to Florida this weekend.Though he graduated from high school in 2013, Jackson took several years off before joining College of the Desert, where he quickly made an impact.In just nine games for the junior college, Jackson had 8.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

Honda CR-V scores five stars at Euro NCAP crash tests

first_imgHonda CR-V scores five stars at Euro NCAP crash testsLaunched in India in October 2018, the new Honda CR-V makes use of the company’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. Below are all the safety features available on the India-spec CR-V.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 14:15 IST Image Courtesy : Euro NCAPHIGHLIGHTSNCAP rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests.The AEB system can detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as other vehicles.In India, Honda CR-V is available in two powertrains.The new Honda CR-V has scored a perfect five-star in the Euro NCAP crash tests. In doing so, the SUV has joined the company’s other vehicles like of Jazz, HR-V and Civic, which have also garnered the highest possible ratings at the tests.Euro NCAP has created the five-star safety rating system to help consumers compare vehicles and identify the safest choice for their needs. The rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests. These tests represent important real life accident scenarios in a simplified way.Launched in India in October 2018, the new Honda CR-V makes use of the company’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. Below are all the safety features available on the India-spec CR-V.– Dual i-SRS airbags for driver and front passenger– Front side airbags– Curtain airbags– Vehicle stability assist– Agile handling assist– Hill start assist– ABS with EBD– Brake Assist– Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold– Driver attention monitor– Lanewatch camera– Multi-view reverse camera with dynamic guidelines– Rear parking sensors– Emergency stop signal– Walk away auto lock– Front three-point load limiters with pretensionser ELR seatbelts– Driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder– ISO-FIX child seat anchorage– Child safety lock– Security alarm and immobilizerWith regard to “Adult Occupant” category, the Euro NCAP report for the Honda CR-V said that the passenger compartment of the CR-V remained stable in the frontal offset test and the standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests at the low speeds.advertisement”In the frontal offset test, dummy readings of tensile forces indicated marginal protection of the neck for the 10-year dummy. Otherwise, protection of both dummies was good or adequate. In the side barrier test, protection of both child dummies was good and maximum points were scored. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in this seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the CR-V is designed could be properly installed and accommodated, including in the optional third row seats,” the report said for the “Child Occupant” division.In the “Vulnerable Road Users” group, the report said that the protection provided by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian was good or adequate over most of its surface, with areas of good and poor performance. Protection of pedestrian’s legs was good in all test areas and the CR-V scored maximum points. The AEB system can detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as other vehicles.In India, Honda CR-V is available in two powertrains — a 2.0-litre, four cylinder, SOHC i-VTEC engine and a 1.6-litre, four cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC mill. The petrol motor is good for 154 PS of power and 189 Nm of torque and is mated to a CVT, while the diesel engine produces 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque and gets a nine-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variant comes in with only a 2WD option and the diesel variant has an option for 2WD as well as AWD.ALSO READ | Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed, new sports car to be more powerful than Ferrari 488 GTBALSO READ | 2019 Ford Figo expected to be launched in MarchALSO READ | Tata Motors drives in 2019 Hexa, updated SUV gets new infotainment system and alloy wheelsGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Car testsFollow New car testsFollow Car test resultsFollow Car launchFollow New car launch Nextlast_img read more

Ganguly on winning side at Eden only positive: Shah Rukh Khan after KKR’s loss to DC

first_img scorecard Ganguly on winning side at Eden only positive: Shah Rukh Khan after KKR’s loss to DCSourav Ganguly was at the Delhi Capitals dugout as its advisor when they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets at the Eden Gardens in an Indian Premier League 2019 match on Friday No data available! graphs view more view lesscenter_img commentary advertisement India Today Web Desk KolkataApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 13:11 IST Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly said he is satisfied DC have completed a double over KKR in IPL 2019 ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShah Rukh Khan said KKR lacked heart during their defeat to DC on FridaySourav Ganguly had a memorable homecoming as DC beat KKR at the Eden GardensSourav Ganguly was appointed the advisor of Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2019Sourav Ganguly was plotting against his former Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday as he was at the Eden Gardens in the Delhi Capitals dugout as the advisor of the visiting team.Ganguly, dearly known as the Prince of Kolkata, is an extremely popular figure in Kolkata regardless of the team he represents. Not many can forget how the now-defunct IPL team, Pune Warriors garnered a lot of support at the Eden Gardens when they took on Kolkata Knight Riders under Ganguly’s leadership.Ganguly began his IPL career with Kolkata Knight Riders but his relationship with the team’s management wasn’t as smooth as one would have expected it to be. The former India captain moved from KKR to Pune Warriors in 2011 before calling it quits from the Twenty20 league in 2012.On Friday, Ganguly had a memorable homecoming as Delhi Capitals crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets. The visiting team, led by Shreyas Iyer, came up with an all-round effort as they restricted KKR to 178 before gunning down the target with seven balls to spare.Shubman Gill and Andre Russell shone for the hosts with the bat but it wasn’t enough as Shikhar Dhawan regained top form to smash a match-winning 63-ball 97 not out.Reacting to Kolkata Knight Riders’ first defeat of IPL 2019 at the Eden Gardens, co-owner Shah Rukh Khan wrote: “Wonderful play by @RealShubmanGill & @Russell12A yet again. Losing is ok but today we kind of lacked heart, especially bowling, that’s sad. Only positive out of this game was that our Dada @SGanguly99 was at Eden on the winning side. Congrats @DelhiCapitals (sic).”advertisementWonderful play by @RealShubmanGill & @Russell12A yet again. Losing is ok but today we kind of lacked heart, especially bowling, that’s sad. Only positive out of this game was that our Dada @SGanguly99 was at Eden on the winning side. Congrats @DelhiCapitalsShah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 12, 2019Sourav Ganguly cut a delighted figure when he interacted with the media following Delhi Capitals’ win in Eden Gardens.The DC advisor heaped praise on Shikhar Dhawan for his match-winning knock and said he is hoping the left-handed opener to step up and deliver for the team in the business end of IPL 2019.”All I expect of him is determination. When he’s determined, no bowler in the world can stop him. It’s great to have him. More importantly, this is the business end of the tournament. He’s been in teams which have won IPL in the past. So hopefully, he can turn it around for the Delhi Capitals,” Ganguly told IPLT20.com.With Friday’s win, Delhi Capitals entered the top four of IPL 2019 points table. The Ricky Ponting-coached side will next face former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 14.Also Read | When Shikhar Dhawan is determined, no bowler in the world can stop him: GangulyAlso Read | Pant gives cake facial to Dhawan, Zoravar as DC celebrate big win over KKRAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Eden Gardenslast_img read more

Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_img Reuters New YorkApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 09:19 IST Donald Trump, an avid golfer, and Tiger Woods have played together in the past including in February (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTiger Woods’ one-stroke win at Augusta National has led to an outpouring of supportThe Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honour in the United StatesLove people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!: TrumpUS President Donald Trump on Monday said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday.”Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM,” Trump tweeted.The victory on Sunday was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, as the 43-year-old ended an 11-year major title drought having overcome personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple surgeries.The one-stroke win at Augusta National led to an outpouring of support from sports greats and politicians including Trump.Trump, an avid golfer, and Woods have played together in the past including in February when the pair joined golf great Jack Nicklaus for a round at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.Trump appeared to follow the action at this year’s Masters closely, tweeting well-wishes to the field on Saturday and encouraging people to tune in when Woods had the lead with just two holes left to play on Sunday.”Congratulations to @TigerWoods, a truly Great Champion!” Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title.”Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!” he added later.The medal is the highest civilian honour in the United States and is given annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interests of the country, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.advertisementSince taking office Trump has given the award to several athletes including former professional NFL players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and late professional baseball player George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.Also Read | One of my biggest wins: Tiger Woods after winning Masters, his first major in 11 yearsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Donald TrumpFollow Tiger WoodsFollow Masters 2019 GolfFollow Presidential Medal of Freedom Next Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of FreedomTiger Woods scripted one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history on Sunday as the celebrated golfer ended an 11-year major title drought having overcome personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple injuries. advertisementlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli’s public chat with Ravi Shastri gets tongue wagging

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 20:06 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli had an animated chat with head coach Ravi Shastri during the semi-final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavi Shastri and Virat Kohli were seen having a chat after Rishabh Pant’s wicketIndia lost 4 wickets in the first 10 overs in chase of 240Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul departed for 1India were under tremendous pressure in their chase of 240 against New Zealand in the 1st semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester.India’s top-order was blown away on an overcast morning by New Zealand pacers Matt Henry and Trent Boult as the two pacers picked up 4 wickets between them in the first 10 overs. In fact, the New Zealand new-ball bowlers deflated India’s chase of 240 as early as the fourth over by removing Virat Kohli for 1, Rohit Sharma for 1 and KL Rahul for 1.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreThe tension was palpable as Virat Kohli, who wore a dejected look while walking back after getting dismissed, walked out of the dressing room and had a word with head coach Ravi Shastri after Rishabh Pant threw his wicket away.Pant came up with a fearless approach as the young wicketkeeper-batsman, who walked out to bat at No. 4, kept releasing the pressure. However, after stitching a 47-run stand for the 5th wicket with Hardik Pandya, Pant perished while trying to slog sweep Mitchell Santner into the mid-wicket stands.Kohli walked straight to Shastri who was sitting in the balcony and had a word with him even as television cameras panned towards the India captain-coach duo. Kohli was seen having a brief chat with Shastri before heading into the dressing room.Australian commentator Mark Nicholas, who was on-air for Star Sports, suggested that the chat could have been just about Kohli letting his frustrations out, considering he wouldn’t have wanted to do it in the dressing room in front of youngsters.advertisementKohli and Shastri already discussing the team for 2023 world cup.Kuptaan ???? (@Kuptaan) July 10, 2019Did you watch the Shastri Kohli discussion? Clearly Kohli did not look happy.Sunil Kaushal (@nzindmgt) July 10, 2019Kohli and Shastri are Planning for packing , asking about things to pack and tickets.#NZvIND#indiavsNewzealandCoaching india???? (@Coach22167130) July 10, 2019The optics of Kohli giving Shastri a spray right after Pant’s wicket looked like panic. India are still in this though.Miguel D’Souza (@MiguelDSouza) July 10, 2019Dhoni waiting in the dressing room for Kohli and Shastri to send him in. #CWC19 https://t.co/hXteRt6YYVNack Sant (@NackSant) July 10, 2019Virat Kohli to Neighbors:Thora sa Babar Azam mily ga? pic.twitter.com/JNDZ8IWssZSaboor Alii (@sabooralii) July 10, 2019@imVkohli Searching for a bad situation handler in Indian dressing room, While Dhoni out in the field ?? #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/FyCCu2J6mrRaashid A. (@Raashid_A) July 10, 2019Ravi shastri : pic.twitter.com/bih6LR3tV2sai (@UrsSaichand) July 10, 2019India are the new chokers. Won’t be shocked if the team gets a new coach and…a new captain. Clearly, the Ravi Shastri model ain’t working well enough. #CWC19Tushar (@tushjain15) July 10, 2019Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli had been India’s consistent performers with the bat in World Cup 2019 but their rare failure came in the biggest match of their campaign so far.Much to the surprise of quite a few in the cricket fraternity, India sent Dinesh Karthik in at No. 5 wen their most experienced batsman in MS Dhoni was still waiting in the dressing room. Karthik fell just at the stroke of the 10th over with Matt Henry getting his 3rd wicket.There was no signs of MS Dhoni even after Karthik’s departure as Hardik Pandya was sent ahead of the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman.Sourav Ganguly, on-air for Star Sports, questioned the decision of holding an experienced batsman like MS Dhoni back when the team was under pressure after losing early wickets.Also Read | Viral video: MS Dhoni advising Yuzvendra Chahal and fielders during World Cup semi-final is goldAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ravi ShastriFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Rishabh Pant Next India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli’s public chat with Ravi Shastri gets tongue waggingICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli walked out of the Indian dressing room and had a chat with Ravi Shastri right after Rishabh Pant threw his wicket away by going for a big shot in India’s chase of 240 vs New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesdayadvertisementlast_img read more

Dewar’s Scratched Cask: Bridging the Gap Between Bourbon and Scotch

first_imgDewar’s White Label Scotch Whisky is, in a word, iconic. Around since 1899, generations of scotch drinkers have sipped and shared the beverage, making it the most awarded blended Scotch whisky in the world. Over time they’ve slowly added other whiskies to their portfolio (the particularly delicious Dewar’s 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old come to mind), but in their latest effort, Dewar’s is taking on a brand new market: bourbon drinkers.Dewar’s Scratched Cask is a blended Scotch whisky that borrows from bourbon tradition of scratching the inside of the cask to enhance the flavor or the liquid. We sat down with Dewar’s Brand Ambassador Gabe Cardarella to find out more about Scratched Cask and why the scotch giant has chosen to borrow from their bourbon brethren.Dewar’s has been around for quite a long time, but this is the first time in their history that they’re borrowing from bourbon. Why?The whisky category is such an exciting one right now. What you’re seeing a lot of brands doing is innovating to add new characteristics to already great liquids. [One of the ways] we’ve chosen to do that is with Scratched Cask.How is it different than other Scotch whiskies out there?GC: The word ‘scotch’ evokes certain things for people. When most people think of scotch they think of old men sitting by the fireplace with their buddies. You’re not allowed to smile when you drink it, and you can add a tiny dash of water if you like, but that’s it. And it’s true that there are other whiskies out there that epitomize what people think of scotch—they’re peated and they’re a bit aggressive. Some of those whiskies do scare people off. We wanted to make a whisky that was a bit more accessible to [bourbon drinker’s] palates.Take me through the process that produces Scratched Cask.We take Dewar’s White Label, which is comprised of up to 40 different whiskies from around Scotland, and we put it in first fill bourbon casks. While it’s true that most whisky in Scotland is aged in bourbon casks because they’re inexpensive, they’re second and third fill casks. They’re not drawing out the big vanilla flavors. We use American oak that has only had bourbon in it for two years. It’s the first time the barrel has ever seen scotch in it. The finishing, which for all intents and purposes is what we’re doing with White Label, doesn’t stop there. We put it in these casks for around three months—it’s up to our master blender Stephanie Macleod (who is only the seventh master blender since John Dewar started the company) to decide when it’s done.What we found is because it was American oak and because it was a first fill bourbon cask, that it was really, really oaky and but it also brought in the peated characteristics of White Label.Related: The Best Whiskies Under $20So you’ve taken White Label and let it sit in the first fill bourbon casks. Where does the scratched part of Scratched Cask come in?The char layer on every other stave of wood in these casks was scratched. Not a lot—we’re talking a one millimeter long scratch—and what we found was that it allowed much more vanilla character to be drawn out in those three months.It’s really unique for us. The scratch technique isn’t proprietary to us, but we’ve never done this with one of our blends before in terms of a finishing. You really only see single malt whiskies playing in the finishing game. For us to do it is a great approach to bridge that gap between bourbon and scotch.What’s the best way, would you say, to drink Scratched Cask?The best approach for this is as a bourbon drink. Drink this whisky however you’d drink your bourbon, or any whiskey for that matter. There truly are no rules to how to drink it. For me, I think it’s amazing on the rocks. This whiskey makes a killer Old Fashioned, too. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference? The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know last_img read more

Owen & Fred: Define Your Lifestyle with a Great Bag

first_imgThe founder of Owen & Fred says his company’s products are so hot these days that men want them from the moment they wake in the morning to the time they go to bed. While the company offers more than 150 products, Mike Arnot specifically talks about their line of bags that guys use for commuting to work, going to the gym, or heading out on a weekend getaway.Related: 5 Weekender Bags for your Next Getaway“We have a great waxed canvas weekender,” said Arnot. “It’s well-sized. You could probably fit three soccer balls in it and a good number of clothes. We also have what I think are great-priced duffel bags. They’re $115 and you can’t beat that for a duffel you can use for the gym and a weekend getaway. We sell a lot of duffels.”Arnot launched the company in 2012, but at the time he wasn’t focused on bags. He was looking for a better wallet.“I wanted to buy a wallet that wasn’t too frilly or made with crappy leather,” he said. “You find a lot of that on the market. I thought we could design something and have it made here.”He put that vision into action and Owen & Fred was born. All of their products are high quality, affordable and made in the U.S. In 2014, they launched into retail stores and now have 450 accounts worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and J.Crew. Bloomingdale’s and Restoration Hardware are set to start selling Owen & Fred products this fall.Plus, Arnot is getting ready to unveil the first retail store in the historic NoLIta neighborhood in New York City. The store at 230 Mulberry Street is the first retail concept for Owen & Fred, with plans to launch similar stores in other domestic markets in 2017. The store design showcases the brand’s travel accessories and weekend bags, and features floor-to- ceiling looping videos shot from the flight deck of commercial aircraft.Owen & Fred is releasing two to three new products a month. In August, they will unveil a new grooming line called “You Dirty Dog.” We’ll be on the lookout for that. 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear Editors’ Recommendations Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Save the Environment in Style: Taylor Stitch Makes New Apparel from Old Garments What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable last_img read more