a month agoSevilla boss Julen Lopetegui: Chicharito will improve

first_imgSevilla boss Julen Lopetegui: Chicharito will improveby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla boss Julen Lopetegui says Javier Hernandez will improve after making his debut in victory over Alaves.The former West Ham striker came on as a second-half substitute.Lopetegui said, “In the moment in which he entered the game, he had to take advantage of the spaces.”It wasn’t difficult, he tried and he has to continue doing what the team is asking for.”A first-half goal from Joan Jordan was enough to give Sevilla their third win out of four matches. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Drops Surprise Visit On Michigan State During Film Room

first_imgDraymond Green visits Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.drayond green visits michigan stateThursday, Michigan State basketball opens up The Wooden Legacy tournament, played in Anaheim, with a contest against Boston College. Wednesday night, the team had a surprise visit from a former player who now plays for the best team in the state of California. Draymond Green, who stars for the Golden State Warriors but played his college ball at MSU, stopped by during film session to see his former teammates – and, of course, head coach Tom Izzo. Check it out:Green has the Warriors off to a 16-0 start. Perhaps his influence will help the Spartans do the same.last_img read more

Video: Clemson’s Shaq Lawson Held Back From OU’s Charles Tapper Before Kickoff

first_imgShaq Lawson gets held back from Charles Tapper during pregame.Clemson and Oklahoma are just under one hour from kickoff, but it looks like both teams are ready to start hitting each other. Just minutes after OU quarterback Baker Mayfield got into it with a Tigers player, Clemson’s Shaq Lawson had to be held back from going after Sooners star Charles Tapper on the field during pre-game warmups.David Hood of Tigernet.com and Campus Insiders both captured video. The incident comes a day after Lawson reportedly boarded Oklahoma’s bus to talk trash after a team luncheon.Jacoby Ford pulls Shaq Lawson away from Tapper in pregame pic.twitter.com/yHWG7rWW8j— David Hood (@MDavidHood) December 31, 2015WOW!!! Clemson’s Shaq Lawson running real hot in pre-game… Lot of trash talk down here. Wow!!! #OrangeBowl pic.twitter.com/K5CcJ4IWXc— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) December 31, 2015Let’s hope the game is as entertaining as the build-up.last_img read more

Everton boss Silva says does not fear for his job

first_imgMarco Silva says he feels ‘secure’ in his position at Everton despite growing pressure amid a poor run of form.Everton were booed off following a 3-1 loss at home to Wolves on Saturday, meaning they have won just three of their last 12 Premier League matches.Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri this week publicly gave Silva his backing and the Portuguese suggested the club is in a familiar situation with the manager under pressure. 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? “Feeling secure is something I have felt since the first day I arrived here,” said Silva.”It’s normal [meeting Moshiri face to face]. When we have the possibility to meet, we do; when not, we speak on the phone.”When you are winning games in a row, normally what the people say about you is good. And when you are not doing what you would expect, it’s normal, this type of situation.”But for Everton, it is not new, this type of situation. For the last three seasons here at Everton, almost every month, it’s something which is not new.”Moshiri expressed his faith in Silva to develop Everton’s young players as part of a “long-term” project.The manager has handed increased roles to Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman this season, while 21-year-old Richarlison has started 23 matches since arriving from Watford in a deal worth up to £50million.”You cannot achieve your goal just with young players. We have to see them growing in a stable, mature squad. I believe in our squad, I believe in what we are doing and I believe in our young players also,” said Silva.”We took one decision at the start of the season and in the January market also. We didn’t go in the market because we took a decision and now is not the moment to go in a different way.”Everyone thinks about Everton spending a lot of money but if you look at last season you can see how different it is to this season. The club spent more than double last season [compared to this season] and in the January market signed two new players. This season we did it differently.”We took a decision as a football club and the manager is always involved. We took it together and we are together in this project. Football will always be about the results because if you are winning and taking good results you are not asking me about the young players.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

LSU AD May Have Taken A Shot At Tom Herman During Press Conference To Name Ed Orgeron Head Coach

first_imgEd Orgeron and Joe Alleva address the crowd.Twitter/@elizabethcrispEd Orgeron is LSU’s new full-time head coach, but LSU AD Joe Alleva may have tipped his hand a bit about how business with the other candidate, Houston’s Tom Herman, went down.During the press conference to introduce Orgeron as head coach, Alleva had a very interesting quote about Orgeron not “playing games” with the LSU administration.Alleva: “This thing was never going to come down to a bidding war. Coach O wasn’t going to play games with us.”That’s a shot.#LSU— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016That apparent dig comes after multiple reports that Herman and LSU were close to reaching an agreement on Thursday. Gridiron Now reported earlier that Herman backed out of a “handshake deal” to take the Tigers job.That changed when Armstrong called Alleva on Friday night to inform him that Herman wanted to hear out Texas; the Longhorns fell 31-9 to TCU on Friday afternoon to finish 5-7. It was then that Alleva, angered that Herman and Armstrong had reneged, pulled the offer and decided to hire Orgeron, the source said.“It wasn’t about money,” the source said. “It wasn’t that Texas offered. It was about a gentleman’s handshake in place and you reneged.”The Advocate‘s Ross Dellenger doesn’t go so far as to say there was a deal in place, but confirms that the negotations were far along, and insinuates that LSU believes Herman used the Tigers job as leverage with Texas.Reports by @ChipBrownHD on Thursday were accurate, source confirms. #LSU was deep in talks w/Herman & school believes his camp leaked story.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016Reports emerged this morning that Herman will take the Texas job, after that program made the firing of Charlie Strong official this morning. Even with the reported drama, it appears that LSU AD Joe Alleva and the rest of his staff are very comfortable with Coach O leading the team going forward.last_img read more

Tierney to Arsenal a ‘fairy-tale’ – Brown

first_imgKieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal is a “fairy-tale” according to ex-Celtic team-mate Scott Brown, who believes the left-back’s transfer would have been widely celebreated at other clubs.Tierney completed his long-awaited move to Gunners on the Premier League transfer deadline day, securing a £25 million ($30m) switch from the Scottish Premiership champions.The 22-year-old ended his long affiliation with Celtic, having joined their youth system in 2005 and featuring exclusively for the club until his move to London. 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? Tierney wrote a goodbye on social media which included a message to fans he felt will never forgive his departure, saying: “I hope we can continue to have a relationship although I understand that will be never for some people, which is heartbreaking for me but I understand the emotions surrounding this situation.”While there may be some discontent among the Celtic faithful over Tierney’s exit, especially as Champions League qualifiers loom, Brown says the team as whole are thrilled for the defender.“All the lads are delighted for him,” Brown told reporters. “He got a fantastic move and he’s got a fantastic club as well.“He loves this club so much that it was a hard thing for him to do, but he’s going down to England, he’s going to play against the best players week in, week out and he’s going to be in Europe as well. Here’s hoping we get to the Champions League though.“But we all wish him the best, he has been a fantastic servant to the club.“When you look at it, he came through the youth, he has supported Celtic all the way through, he has not cost the club a penny and we have sold him for £25 million.”Kieran Tierney Celtic 2018-19Brown believes it is hard to ask for a better outcome, and though Tierney wasn’t afforded a massive send-off, the 34-year-old believes an opportunity for him to return will be on the cards eventually.“For me personally, it should be a fairy-tale story. When you look at Ajax and other teams like that, when they sell players that have come through the youth and given so much to the club, they have a big, massive party on the street and all the fans come out and cheer.“It’s sad that we couldn’t all wish him a farewell at Celtic Park but I’m sure he will be back up.”Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirmed Tierney has stopped by to see his old team-mates and coaches, and acknowledged the cycle of players leaving and new ones stepping up in their stead is part of the game.“He popped in and everyone was delighted to see him,” Lennon said. “He got a nice farewell from the players.“It was emotional for him obviously, but the players get on with it now. That’s what you do, you move on.“He’s going to be a big miss obviously but there’s an opportunity there for someone else to take on the mantle now.”Celtic have started their Premiership title defence off with a pair of wins but will look to move into the next round of Champions League qualifying on Tuesday when they face Romanian side CFR Cluj at home, following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.Meanwhile, Tierney will hope for his Arsenal debut when the Gunners face Burnley on Saturday.last_img read more

ESPN Analyst: Only One Team Is ‘Ready To Match-Up With Alabama’

first_imgHead Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Media Day.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 6: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Media Day at Philips Arena on January 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Alabama football has looked incredible through six weeks, but even the Crimson Tide are not perfect. Still, virtually everyone is penciling the team in for another run at a national championship.There is a ton of football yet to be played, but a group of four teams have emerged as the main competition, and other favorites for the College Football Playoff field.Three of the teams are pretty obvious. Clemson and Georgia were both in the playoff last season, and Ohio State is one of the only teams with the talent to go toe-to-toe with ‘Bama.According to ESPN’s Trevor Matich, however, those three are not the teams best prepared to take on Alabama right now.Matich thinks that, as of today, Notre Dame would be the biggest threat to Alabama football.The Fighting Irish have look lights out on offense since installing Ian Book as the team’s starting quarterback a few weeks ago, and the defense has been very good all year.Matich has concerns about Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence being ready to face the Tide by year’s end as a true freshman, and said that Ohio State gave up too many big plays defensively, and seemed to insinuate that the Fighting Irish were the most well-rounded club of that group.Some fans on Twitter are not impressed with his analysis:*watching Sportscenter* *question who’s the biggest threat to Alabama?*Trevor Matich : Notre DameMe : pic.twitter.com/JQekzCIhKf— vincent (@TheGawddd) October 10, 2018Trevor Matich has got to be the worst college football analyst ESPN has. His opinions are HORRIBLE.— Mo (@mes10_) October 10, 2018Trevor Matich just said Notre Dame is Bama’s biggest threat and I about fell out of my seat while eating dinner. Bless his heart.— Parrish Walton (@ParrishWalton) October 10, 2018He’s not alone, though. On Saturday, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly, creator of the S&P+ analytics system, says that Notre Dame has absolutely played its way up into the “Big Five” with ‘Bama, Clemson, Georgia, and Ohio State.Notre Dame hosts Pitt this weekend.last_img read more

SEC Player Has Left The Team To Focus On Academics

first_imgA general view of Arkansas' football field.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)This college football season has been quite disappointing for the Arizona Razorbacks, as the team currently owns a 2-7 record.With an upcoming showdown with the LSU Tigers on the schedule for Saturday, the Razorbacks will be shorthanded in the secondary. Since the team’s victory over Tulsa on Oct. 20, Nate Dalton has been out of action.Head coach Chad Morris addressed his player’s absence, saying Dalton’s focus was primarily on academics.Chad Morris says that Nate Dalton has made the decision to focus on his academics and is no longer with the team— Tyler Cass (@5NEWSTyler) November 7, 2018The decision was voluntary for the junior defensive back.Although his impact on the field is usually made on special teams, the Razorbacks will certainly miss his presence. This news marks the fourth scholarship player on Arkansas to leave the program since the start of the season.Now, the Razorbacks will turn to its upcoming game against one of the best teams in the country.LSU and Arkansas will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Razorback Stadium.The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

D’Andre Walker Had Surgery On Sports Hernia Suffered In SEC Championship

first_imgA picture of footballs with Georgia's logo on them.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: A general view of georgia footballs taken before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators on October 28, 2006 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)The last time Georgia linebacker D’Andre Walker saw the field was in the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship Game against Alabama. He was forced out of the game with an injury that cost him the rest of the game and Georgia’s eventual Sugar Bowl appearance. We now have an update as to how he has dealt with the injruy as he prepares for the NFL draft.According to DawgNation, Walker has undergone surgery on a sports hernia and hopes to be fit in time for the Georgia Pro Day workout.He is currently slated to attend the NFL Combine, but is not expected to participate in any drills.Walker announced on his Twitter page this past Thursday that the surgery was a success and that he is already back to walking.Yesterday Surgery Was A Success First Day Rehab & Already Walking!! G O D Speed pic.twitter.com/BLudBr2pU9— D’Andre Walker (@DAndreWalker15) January 24, 2019The injury Walker suffered in the SEC Championship Game was believed to be a groin injury at the time. He was forced out when the team led the game 28-21. But without his pass rushing ability, Georgia struggled to get to backup quarterback Jalen Hurts, and gave up two touchdown drives in what became a 35-28 loss.Walker finished the 2018 season with 45 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks.His 7.5 sacks were more than any four of his Georgia teammates combined.Tankathon’s mock draft currently has Walker going in the third round to the Cincinnati Bengals.[DawgNation]last_img read more

Where ESPN’s College GameDay Is Probably Going Week 1

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is roughly seven months away, but it’s never too early to start talking about the upcoming year. The talk has been heating up lately, too.Several preseason top 25 polls have already been published and ESPN’s Football Power Index released its preseasons projections earlier in the week.ESPN’s College GameDay prediction talk has begun, too.Where will the show be heading during the 2019 college football season?The Week 1 destination seems like an easy choice.247Sports’ Brad Crawford is predicting the show will be at Oregon-Auburn, which is being played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.ESPN is going to choose one of the non-conference Power 5 season-opening matchups in this slot, but which one? This one from AT&T Stadium in Arlington should be the most competitive. Other kickoff games highlighting the docket include Miami vs. Florida in Orlando and Duke vs. Alabama in Atlanta. The stage is set for the Pac-12 by the way, which badly needs a marquee win nationally to regain some of its footing.Both Oregon and Auburn are likely preseason top 25 teams. This should be a fun matchup.You can view the full projections here.last_img read more

Bill Self, Les Miles Star In Ridiculous ‘Step Brothers’ Parody

first_imgBill Self and Les Miles speaking in an office.Despite the struggles it has endured over the last decade, Kansas football now actually has a big name head coach to line up with its more successful and prestigious basketball program. Les Miles is preparing for his first season in Lawrence.Like KU basketball coach Bill Self, Miles has won a national title. The two men even won it all in the same school year, 2007-08.Miles and Self played up their similarities in a newly-released video from Kansas Athletics. In it, they do their best impression of the scene from “Step Brothers.”Yes, Bill and Les are now “best friends.”Did @CoachBillSelf and @CoachLesMiles just become best friends??#KULateNight // #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/2hQItqlO3l— Kansas Jayhawks (@KUAthletics) April 15, 2019If you’re not familiar with the film “Step Brothers,” which came out the same year Self and Miles won their national titles, this is the scene that clip was based on.Miles will have his work cut out for him this fall and beyond though. Kansas hasn’t had a winning season on the gridiron since 2008.The year before that, 2007, was when the school had its greatest season, going 12-1 and winning the Orange Bowl.last_img read more

Georgia vs. Murray State Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_img Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 4 PM ETChannel: ESPN2Spread: Georgia -48.5Over/Under: 61.5Announcers: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman.As expected, the Bulldogs are big-time favorites according to the odds heading into the game. A 48.5 spread is one of the larger spreads Georgia has had in some time.Last season when facing a similar opponent, Georgia’s offense and defense dominated the game. The Bulldogs defeated Austin Peay 45-0 in 2018.Can Georgia cover the spread on Saturday against Murray State? Or will the Racers find some success on offense? Two Georgia Bulldogs football helmets sitting on a field.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 2 of college football is here. Several games take place of Friday night with the full slate of games on Saturday.No. 3 Georgia, coming off an SEC victory last week, gets an easier test on Saturday. The Bulldogs face Murray State in week two.Georgia beat Vanderbilt 30-6 last Saturday. The Bulldogs’ offense produced 429 total yards led by running back D’Andre Swift (16 carries for 147 yards). Quarterback Jake Fromm didn’t do anything flashy on the stat sheet, but minimized mistakes and threw for 156 yards and one touchdown.Murray State is 1-0 so far after defeating Pikeville 59-20. The Racers rushed for 249 yards and four touchdowns in the win. But facing Georgia’s rush defense will be a whole different beast.last_img read more

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev’s marriage advice to Aditya Narayan will leave you amused

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 18:35 IST Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev with Aditya Narayan on the sets of the singing reality showRamdev recently shot for an episode of Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. He engaged in some fun games and activities while on the set, read a statement.He was asked to give some marriage advice to the show’s host Aditya.”All the famous people in this world are unmarried. I have become a big yoga celebrity and I am unmarried too! Hence, I would say that Aditya should never get married,” the yoga guru quipped.Baba Ramdev also doled out some weight loss tips for singer Sonu Gill. She decided to come up on stage and asked Baba Ramdev for some weight loss tips for Sonu. Being the sport that he is, Baba Ramdev immediately went up on stage and demonstrated the Kapalbhati asana and also advised him to drink a lot of warm water. A still from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.Further, he also advised show’s contestant Ishita Vishwakarma to drink Giloy ka Kaadha for her cold and cough. The contestants made the evening truly a fun-filled one with their beautiful and power-packed performances. Tanmay Chaturvedi’s performance to the song Show Me Your Jalwa left mentor Richa Sharma mesmerised. Ishita’s melodious performance to the popular track Jag Ghomeya urged mentor Shekhar Ravjiani to go on stage and perform with her. Moreover, Baba Ramdev sang Yeh desh Mere Kann Mein Hai along with the contestants.Also read | Ravi Dubey replaces Aditya Narayan as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ hostAlso read | Who is Indian Idol 10 winner Salman Ali? Unseen videos, lesser-known facts about the Haryana ladadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Baba RamdevFollow Aditya NarayanFollow Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Baba Ramdev’s marriage advice to Aditya Narayan will leave you amusedYoga guru Baba Ramdev has suggested singer-host Aditya Narayan to “never get married”.advertisementlast_img read more

Mohammed Shami is going to be the biggest asset for India at World Cup: Ashish Nehra

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 12:41 IST Mohammed Shami’s improved fitness has come as a huge boost to India’s World Cup plans (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami has been impressive not just in Saturday’s ODI but for the last year-and-half: NehraShami has received a lot of praise for his fitness from India captain Virat KohliShami has established himself as one of the top three pacers for India in the lead up to the World CupFormer India fast bowler Ashish Nehra has said Mohammed Shami is going to be crucial to India’s chances at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales. Nehra lauded Shami’s lean appearance, saying the pacer’s fitness is “really, really impressive”,Nehra’s comments come even as Mohammed Shami has been coming up with impressive performances for India in the ODI format. Shami has been one of India’s most consistent bowlers in Tests. The Bengal pacer was one of the standout performers for India during their overseas trips in 2018 as he picked up 68 wickets in 12 matches while forming a lethal combination with Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.Since making a comeback to the ODI squad in 2018 in a home series against the West Indies, Shami has been making a strong claim for a place in India’s World Cup squad. The 28-year-old shone in India’s 4-1 win over New Zealand in New Zealand and has continued his impressive form in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.In Hyderabad, Shami picked up the crucial wickets of Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Turner and showcased brilliant control with both the old and the new ball. Shami’s fitness and consistency have come as a huge boost to India, who are still looking for options to assemble a strong 15-man squad for the World Cup.”Mohammed Shami has been really impressive, not just in this series and today’s [Saturday] game but for the last year and year-and-half. From South Africa tour I would say. Test cricket, he bowled really well. Bowled long spells. His fitness has been really really impressive. He is going to be a big asset for India,” Nehra told CricketNext.advertisementShami recently received a lot of praise from India captain Virat Kohli, who has been marvelling at the Bengal pacer’s improved fitness. Speaking after India’s six-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI, Kohli said: “The way Shami has come back into the white-ball set-up after his Test performances, have never seen him so lean before. He has lost 5-6 kg. He’s running in and bowling so well.Nagpur next. With the lean mean pace machine @MdShami11 pic.twitter.com/LoQP1OtKYdVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 3, 2019″The lines and length he’s bowling; got Maxi on 40-odd out with a beautiful ball. He has the wicket-taking ability and he’s hungry for wickets. Heading into the WC, it’s a great sign for team India. If he can stay hungry like this and look for wickets and he has the ability to back it up with Bumrah and Kuldeep, it’s gonna be great to stand in the field and watch.”Also Read | Lean, mean pace machine: Virat Kohli poses with Mohammed Shami ahead of Nagpur ODIAlso Read | India facing healthy headache, reserves going to be key at the World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso 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 India vs AustraliaFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Ashish NehraFollow India national cricket teamFollow 2019 World Cup Mohammed Shami is going to be the biggest asset for India at World Cup: Ashish NehraEchoing India captain Virat Kohli’s assessment of Mohammed Shami, Ashish Nehra said he has been really impressed with the Bengal pacer’s fitness and consistency.advertisementlast_img read more

Olympic qualifiers: Indian women’s football team bows out after 3-3 draw with Myanmar

first_imgOlympic qualifiers: Indian women’s football team bows out after 3-3 draw with MyanmarThe Indian women’s football team hit a 3-3 draw with Myanmar in their Tuesday match and bowed out of their campaign after failing to qualify for the 2020 Olympic qualifiers Round 3.advertisement Press Trust of India MandalayApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 18:42 IST The Indian women’s football team needed to win the match against Myanmar to move to the Olympic qualifiers Round 3 (@IndianFootball)HIGHLIGHTSThe Indian women’s football team couldn’t qualify for the 2020 Olympic qualifiers Round 3They were held to a 3-3 draw by Myanmar in their Tuesday matchIndia needed a win to top Group A of the Olympic qualifiers Round 2The Indian women’s football team Tuesday missed out an opportunity to qualify for the third round of the 2020 Olympic qualifiers after it was held to a 3-3 draw by Myanmar here.The Maymol Rocky-coached side, with an average age of 21, needed a win to top Group A of the Olympic qualifiers Round 2 but squandered the lead twice to play out a draw and bow out of the competition at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium here.India and Myanmar got seven points each from three matches but the home team advanced to the third round on the basis of superior goal difference (plus 8 as compared to plus 4 of India).Only one team qualifies for third round from each group.Indian women held by Myanmar , bow out on goal differenceRead the match report here https://t.co/fq0UphdqAY#IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #ShePower pic.twitter.com/0LemzO4TJN Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 9, 2019Sandhiya Ranganathan gave India an early lead in the 10th minute but Myanmar’s hat-trick woman Win Tun found the equaliser in the 17th minute. Tun scored again in the 21st minute but Sanju cancelled it out in the 32nd minute.Ratanbala Devi gave India the lead with a 64th minute strike but Tun levelled it yet again in the 72nd minute to complete her hat-trick.The Indian women, ranked 62nd in the world, displayed their attacking intent early on against Myanmar, ranked 42nd in the FIFA ladder.Also Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women’s football team to face tricky Nepal in Round 2advertisementSanju came close to handing India the lead as early as in the second minute when her shot from close range, off a Dangmei Grace cross, went out for a corner.The Indian women had to wait eight minutes more before surging into the lead. In the 10th minute, Ratanbala burst out on the right flank and released a low cross for Sandhiya, who made no mistake to finish from inside the box.The lead, however, was short-lived as Myanmar scored two goals in five minutes. First, Tun headed home in the 17th minute and four minutes later, scored following a spot Kick.Indian goalkeeper Linthoi Devi dived to her right to save the penalty but Tun, lurching around, scored off the rebound to make it 2-1 for the home side.India’s hard work down the flanks and in the midfield bore fruit in the 32nd minute.Myanmar goalkeeper May Nwe fluffed her lines and made a howler of a clearance that fell to Ratanbala, who chested it down for Sanju and she made no mistake in burying the chance into the back of the net. Both teams headed to the interval at 2-2.Also Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winIn the second half, Myanmar dominated the opening minutes, forcing the Indian defence to shut the opponents with some astute defending.Sweety Devi’s perfectly timed tackle on Tun showcased the maturity displayed by the young team.In the 64th minute, Ratanbala gave India 3-2 lead. The midfielder cut into the box from the right flank and sent a curling shot which crashed into the back of the Myanmar net leaving the opponent custodian dumbfounded.But eight minutes later, Tun completed her hat-trick, finishing from close range to equalise for Myanmar.India could have sealed the match in their favour in the 76th minute when Sanju ran clear of the defensive line, but the Myanmar custodian made a world-class save from close range to tip the Indian’s shot over the bar.A minute later, Dangmei Grace burst through but this time the custodian put her body on the line to shield the ball.Also Read | India can match any opposition in fitness, feels women’s football coachAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzleFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Women’s FootballFollow Olympic qualiferFollow Myanmar Nextlast_img read more

India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test- that’s a first

first_img Saurabh Kumar KingstonSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 08:31 IST West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was replaced by concussion substitute Jermaine Blackwood in the Jamaica Test ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDarren Bravo retired hurt on Monday after taking a hit on his head on SundayJermaine Blackwood came in as a concussion substitute and made 38West Indies lost the 2nd Test to India by 257 runs in JamaicaWest Indies named Jermaine Blackwood as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo after the latter retired hurt with a blow to the head during the second innings of 2nd Test match against India on Monday.Bravo was hit by a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah in the final over Sunday but batted on and saw out the last two balls. He returned for the start of day four, but lasted only three overs before deciding to retire hurt on 23 and he left the field to be examined by a doctor.Jermaine Blackwood only 2nd concussion substitute in TestsJermaine Blackwood, who became only the second concussion substitute in this World Test Championship after Marnus Labuschagne, played a defiant knock of 38 runs before getting dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. In the process, Blackwood stitched a gritty partnership of 61 runs with Sharmarh Brooks (50) to delay India’s win in the pre-lunch session.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 4: Report | HighlightsWest Indies hence fielded 12 batsmen in their second innings against India, a first in international cricket. There have been several instances of 12-a-side games in the first-class cricket history but this was the first time when 12 batsmen came out to bat in the same innings.India beat West Indies by 257 runs to win the second Test and thereby clinch the series 2-0 in Jamaica. Needing 468 to win, West Indies were bowled out for 210 in 59.5 overs with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami taking three wickets each.Chasing a near-impossible target of 468, West Indies batting once again failed to show stomach for a good fight as they caved in for 210 in 59.5 overs, well inside the fourth day.advertisementThere were a few gains from the series and the biggest being Hanuma Vihari’s performance as a potent middle-order option with a century and two half-centuries.Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s welcome return to form, Jasprit Bumrah’s phenomenal show, Jadeja proving his utility as an all-rounder and skipper Kohli lending solidity were the highlights.Cricket rules for the World Test Championship were tweaked recently to allow players who suffer concussions during a match to be replaced in their team’s XI.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja dropped, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc back for 4th TestAlso Read | Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality teamAlso 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 darren bravoFollow Jermaine BlackwoodFollow concussion substitutesFollow West Indies Cricket TeamFollow JamaicaFollow India tour of West Indies 2019 Next India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test – that’s a firstIndia tour of West Indies 2019: With concussion rules coming into place, West Indies had to replace Darren Bravo who was hit by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer on Sunday with Jermaine Blackwood on Mondayadvertisementlast_img read more

Apologue Liqueurs Puts a Focus on the Under-Appreciated Ingredients of the Midwest

first_img The Best American Liqueur It’s no secret the Midwest is a fertile ground for agriculture, but, sadly, the region doesn’t have a rich history in American taste-making (unless you count the Super Bowl Shuffle and hot dish, of course).Apologue LiqueursAs the American consumer becomes more interested in artisanal wares, however, Midwest creators have been able to build some clout — like Apologue Liqueurs, who is helping prove under-appreciated native Midwestern ingredients are great for cocktails. The Chicago-based company currently has a line of three liqueurs made with Midwestern Aronia berry, persimmon, and celery root.Co-founder Robby Haynes was working in Chicago bars and experimenting flavors when a friend of a friend wanted to start liqueur company. Haynes and co-founder Jordan Tepper then spent nine months researching and experimenting with different recipes to come up with what was missing from behind the bar.“I got pretty excited about the idea,” Haynes says. “It was a great opportunity to change the stigma of liqueurs, many of which are really sweet and full of artificial flavors and colors. It seemed like there was a good opportunity and it was a good time to bring liqueurs into the modern age.”“We got really excited about working with local farmers for primary ingredients and we were dead-set on making them with all natural ingredients and no artificial colors,” he adds. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The general recipes were fairly quick to come up with, Haynes explains, but with every batch, the duo continued to tinker and make small adjustments to increase the overall quality and consistency of the products. The ingredients all come from within 100 miles of Chicago and the business is working on growing certain things within the city limits.Right now, Haynes says Apologue Liqueurs can be found in approximately 80 bars and restaurants, as well as liquor stores like Binny’s Beverage Depot and Foxtrotco. The brand is hoping to expand distribution in the future.“Our plan has been to take it slow and continue to dial in our packaging and really get our ducks in a row before we try to grow,” Haynes elaborates.Likewise, the product line is expected to grow in the near future. “There are brands with 10 types of liqueurs,” he says. “Our vision is to do that, but do well with interesting flavors and thoughtful and interesting notes that can be enjoyed. A lot of the older liqueurs you have to mix because they’re too cloying or sweet. Ye,s you can mix ours, but they are complex and can be sipped on ice with a twist.”Apologue Liqueurs LineupApologue LiqueursHaynes suggests trying the liqueurs first with a small ice cube to tease them out and get a true sense of their essence.Aronia Berry“The most versatile of the bunch,” Haynes said. Aronia Berry Liqueur has notes of various tart berries, including Aronia, or chokeberries, and adds a punch to an Old Fashioned, allowing you to skip the simple syrup in the process.PersimmonThe Persimmon Bittersweet Liqueur is Apologue’s take on an amaro, similar to Campari or Aperol. It’s bitter already with the persimmon, a tomato-like sweet fruit, but also adds rhubarb and orange peel. Made for use in Negronis or a spritz.Celery RootThe most savory of the bunch, according to Haynes. Along with celery root, ingredients include tarragon, dill, and fennel. Use it in a Celery Collins made with your choice of gin (this is our choice), lemon, celery root, and soda. A Bloody Mary would serve well with Celery Root Liqueur, but Haynes also said a simple Celery Root Liqueur and tonic is excellent as well.If these liqueurs sound good enough to travel to Chicago (hint: they are), we recommend getting a coffee massage while you’re there. 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States center_img 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey last_img read more

Solmar Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Wedding Packages for All Types of Couples

first_imgWith a Myriad of Packages and Venues Across Four Resorts, The Mexican Hotelier Sets the Bar for Destination Weddings in Los Cabos for romantic, adventurous, laid-back and minimalistic couples  LOS CABOS, Mexico (May 6, 2019) – Solmar Hotels & Resorts, the collection of seven all-suite properties in Los Cabos, leads destination wedding offerings in Los Cabos with a new variety of packages at their four most popular properties. Whether it’s an intimate beachfront ceremony with a stunning Baja sunset at Playa Grande Resort & Spa, or a glamorous affair at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas’ the garden, a sensational wedding awaits couples who choose the Mexican hotelier for the treasured celebration. “We’re committed to providing guests Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ top-notch service, gourmet fare and stunning locations for their unforgettable wedding in Los Cabos,” said Ricardo Orozco, VP of Operations of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. “Our comprehensive lineup of packages allows couples with varying tastes celebrate the milestone at our properties,” he added. The carefully curated packages by Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ expert wedding coordinators include the following key elements for a successful celebration of love: A judge for a legal ceremony or minister for a symbolic occasion, wedding bouquet and boutonniere arrangements with local seasonal flowers, and a 20% discount on spa services (products not included). While all celebrations at Solmar Hotels & Resorts are focused on the couple, the hotelier understands that not all brides and grooms are the same and, for that reason, they’ve launched the following four wedding packages to celebrate the happy and unique couples: For the Helpless Romantics: Paradise Package at Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa ($2,399 USD) Set in the secluded cove of Los Cabos’ Land’s End, the Paradise package offers couples the backdrop of the majestic Pacific Ocean to proclaim their endless love to one another. A runner of white fabric outlines the bride’s grand entrance and leads to a beautiful gazebo dressed in seasonal flowers overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The package also offers flexible beauty options, as the couple can pick between one makeup and hairstyle session or one deluxe manicure. The newlyweds will also be able to enjoy a 50-minute couple’s relaxing massage at the Sea Cabanas, perched on the slopes of Mt. Solmar. For the Adrenaline Junkies: Rancho San Lucas Package at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa ($5,399 USD) Couples seeking an action-packed package featuring a blend of beach and desert landscapes should look no further than the Rancho San Lucas package. Couples looking for adventure will be thrilled with the property’s saltwater lagoon which encompasses 120,069 ft³ and boasts sand-coated walls and floor along with decorative stones that were extracted from the Baja California Sur region. Additionally, the bride and groom along with all wedding guests are invited to jump off the hotel’s water slide or rope swing to plunge into the lagoon. The wedding entertainment begins with an hour of Harpist or Violinist during the ceremony, and includes 4 hours of DJ service to dance the sophisticated night away. The wedding guests will have a unique souvenir to take home with the one hour photobooth service also offered in the package. Finally, the couple has the choice of one makeup and hairstyle, or one deluxe pedicure, and one deluxe manicure and pedicure. For the Zen Seekers: Inspiration Package at Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa ($2,399 USD) Solmar Beach’s sweeping views mark the beginning to ‘I do’ for couples that choose the inspiration package. The ceremony will take place beachside, under a flower laced huppah with soft white fabric overlooking the ocean. The sound of crashing waves of the Pacific will not overpower the ceremony, as the package includes a sound system. The newlyweds will have a chance to relax with their choice of a soothing 30-minute back, neck, and shoulder massage or Hydrating facial. The inspiration package takes a special twist for those looking to relive the magical destination wedding experience again, as it includes a one year anniversary gift certificate for two nights. For the ‘Less is More’ Duet: Sweet Package at Solmar Resort ($1,299 USD)The first resort of the Solmar collection offers the Baja charm and minimalist setting that characterizes  the sweet package. In addition to the aforementioned basics, couples will be able to lovingly say ‘I do’ under a decorated huppah with seasonal flowers, and toast to their everlasting love after the ceremony with an included bottle of sparkling wine. No matter which property couples choose to celebrate their union in marriage, Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ variety of packages offer multiple beginnings to a ‘happily ever after’. For more information and reservations, visit www.solmar.com/weddings.  About Solmar Hotels & Resorts Since 1974, Solmar Hotels & Resorts has been welcoming guests to its collection of seven all-suite resorts located in Baja California Sur’s most desired beach destinations. Within the award-winning portfolio is Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa, Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, The Ridge at Playa Grande, Solmar Resort and Quinta del Sol by Solmar. Offering the quintessential, authentic Baja Mexico experience, Solmar Hotels & Resorts prides itself on providing high caliber service standards and warm hospitality.  For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, Instagram @SolmarResorts and Facebook page.last_img read more

JIS Showcases Technology in Media

first_img‘Technology in Media’ was the focus of a presentation by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) at the first Information Technology (IT) Exposition hosted on Friday, (November 16), by the Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha”. The event, held under the theme: ‘Technology in Motion’, was attended by a number of organisations, representatives of which presented on how technology enhances work in various fields. Explaining the reason for staging the event, Acting Head of the IT Department at the all-girls school, Patrice Pryce, pointed to the rapid growth of technology globally and the need for the students to understand how technology enhances the various career fields. “Technology is everywhere and we just want to get the girls sensitised. They think IT is a career by itself and we (also) want them to know that it is a part of every single career,” Mrs. Pryce told JIS News. She said that JIS was a good choice for showcasing the integration of technology into the daily activities of the media. As the information arm of the Government of Jamaica, the JIS is a multi-faceted communication agency, which offers a wide range of media products and services for print, radio, television and the web. “The young people are going into media and we want them to know that in media there is technology,” Mrs. Pryce said. JIS Systems Administrator, Andre Allen, conducted a dynamic presentation, illustrating technology and its various applications, including software and hardware, which are employed in the production of JIS’ programmes. “It is important to see that IT is not something that you just learn about in class as theory.  It is something that we must utlise in our various departments at work in a very practical way to produce books, news releases, videos for TV, audio for radio and of course, all the material you find on our website,” Mr. Allen said. Sixth form IT student of the school, Toussan Cawley, acknowledged the importance of technology in modern lifestyles and how essential it is to keep abreast with the various gadgets and methods. “Technology is moving at a rapid pace, and I’m young so I don’t want to be left behind,” she stated. The exposition began with an opening ceremony, followed by presentations from representatives of various agencies to groups of students in various locations on the campus. Other organisations included GeoInformatics Institute, Hawkeye, Guardian Life, Johnson and Johnson, The Gleaner, Teens for Technology, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Security Minister Targets Further Reduction in All Crimes for 2013

first_imgNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says he is targeting a further reduction in all crimes for 2013. Jamaica recorded a seven per cent reduction in murders, shootings and other serious crimes in 2012, to register the lowest number of offences the country has seen since 2004. [RELATED: Murders at Nine-Year Low] Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on January 16, Mr. Bunting pointed out that while the reduction in murders was not as low as many would have liked, it was the lowest the country had seen in nine years with 1,087 being reported. The Minister further informed that he will be implementing a number of measures over the course of the year, and beyond, in an effort to achieve his target. Among them is the training of an additional 5,000 soldiers and police officers to boost the crime fighting capacity of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). “The approved establishment for the JCF is about 12,000 and the approved establishment for the JDF is about 5,500 and in aggregate, we were about 5,000 below that – about 9,000 roughly for JCF and about 3,500 for the JDF,” he pointed out. Mr. Bunting said his goal, therefore, is to increase the strength of the security forces to the approved establishment. He said that over the next five years the Ministry has set a target to recruit and train an additional 5,000 security personnel for the JDF and JCF. This recruitment and training programme has already been implemented with much success, he informed. Additionally, the Minister said one of the main crime fighting initiatives for 2013 will be increased vehicle checkpoints in many areas. “These checkpoints are not random. They are intelligence driven and are intended to obstruct the free movement of criminals,” he said. “Criminals can’t feel like they can move around with guns, with assault rifles freely without serious risk of being confronted by the police,” he argued. However, the Minister emphasized that the Government was against extra-judicial killings, which would be investigated by the Independent Investigation Commission (INDECOM). “We do assessments carefully to ensure that every use of lethal force is justified and if it is not justified, then INDECOM, on completion of their investigations, are going to recommend that those persons be charged,” he said. Mr. Bunting said the Ministry is also looking to increase mobility for members of the JDF and JCF by an additional 500 vehicles. “Roughly 50 per cent of the effort of the military in normal times is in support of policing, whether on land or the coast guard or the air wing. So, the 500 vehicles are really what we would provide each year between the police and the military,” the Minister noted.last_img read more