Fulham striker Mitrovic named Serbia’s Player of the Yearby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named Serbia’s Player of the Year.He played a major role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League by scoring 12 times in the Championship following a January move from Newcastle.”It’s nice when you are appreciated in the country where you play, but there’s nothing more beautiful than when you are at home, with your people,” Mitrovic told the Serbian FA’s website.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and former Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov are among the previous recipients of the award. About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Marseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench pundit Pierre Menes has urged Olympique Marseille to re-sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian has just had his loan at Valencia cut short and will not be returning to the Blues.Instead, Valencia are helping Batshuayi to find a new club.Menes, meanwhile, says OM should move for him:Houhou l’OM c’est pas une bonne idée ça? RT @lequipe Valence : Michy Batshuayi officiellement indésirable https://t.co/htcZe4MFrI— Pierre Ménès (@PierreMenes) January 10, 2019
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Spain coach Moreno dedicates Euros qualification to Luis Enriqueby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Robert Moreno has dedicated Euros qualification to Luis Enrique.La Roja have made the 2020 Euros after their 1-1 draw with Sweden.And Moreno says qualification is tribute to former Barcelona coach Enrique, who stepped down earlier this year to be with his daughter before her passing.Moreno said, “We have played a good game, and even if we had lost, I would have been happy. Because we have played more with our style. We are qualified and now we have to try to be the top of the group.”Spain is a high-level national team and qualification is a must, but achieving it has its value I want to take the opportunity to dedicate this to Rubiales and Molina because they trusted me, and also Luis Enrique. “It releases tension and doubt, and gives us time to work more comfortably, but without losing tension because the goal is to be one of the six best to go to the draw as seeded teams. It will not be easy, but we will try.”
Twitter/@MattRHintonAlabama’s defense and special teams score more often than some programs’ offenses. A Jonathan Allen touchdown is the latest non-offensive score.Defensive end Jonathan Allen picked up his second touchdown of the year on a fumble return, giving Alabama its 12th non-offensive touchdown of the season.Texas A&M had a high snap, and then the hand-off from Trevor Knight to Keith Ford was botched, in part due to a nice play by Ryan Anderson, and Allen was right there to scoop it up and take it to the house.You can always count on Alabama for a non-offensive TD #TAMUvsBAMA pic.twitter.com/xpoWxsizyE— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) October 22, 2016Ryan Anderson almost took the handoff. pic.twitter.com/BMCj6Im28Q— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) October 22, 2016Allen has been an absolute menace for the Crimson Tide this afternoon. Earlier in the game, he took flight to sack Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight, who is not finding his second career outing against Nick Saban’s club as fun as his first.Texas A&M took a 14-13 lead on a Knight to Christian Kirk touchdown early in the third quarter, but it has been all Crimson Tide since. Alabama now holds a 33-14 lead. After Allen’s touchdown, Alabama missed the two-point conversion. The Crimson Tide then forced a punt, and Jalen Hurts ran for a 37-yard touchdown on the third play of the ensuing Alabama drive. What looked like a close game may be turning into another Alabama rout.
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has pulled out of the Germany squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying games against Belarus and Estonia due to injury and been replaced by Sven Ulreich.Leno, 27, was on the bench for Arsenal as they went down 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday, but has been struggling with a ligament injury in his thumb for several weeks.”I know that Bernd has been in pain for weeks, his thumb is immobilised with a splint, so we’ll have to do without him in the upcoming internationals,” said Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke. 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? The shot-stopper has not featured for Germany since December 2017, with captain Manuel Neuer still first choice and Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp competing for a place on the bench.With Barcelona star Ter Stegen out injured, Leno had been called up alongside Neuer and Trapp for the games on June 8 and June 11, but his withdrawal means Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has been given a spot in the squad for the first time.Ulreich stepped into Neuer’s place at Bayern towards the end of the season as the latter struggled with a muscle injury. Ulreich made nine appearances in the Bundesliga as the Bavarian side claimed a seventh straight title and Kopke is convinced he will be a fine replacement for Leno.”Sven deserves this call,” he added. “When he was needed this season, he was there and put in top performances at Bayern, which is a great quality.”Kopke will act as assistant to Marcus Sorg for the upcoming games in the absence of Germany manager Joachim Low.After suffering an accident, Low has been told to rest for a few weeks by his doctor, meaning he will miss the trip to Borisov as well as the meeting with Estonia in Mainz.”I’m feeling very well again, but I have to rest a bit in the next four weeks,” the coach told the German Football Association’s website this week.”I’m in constant contact with my coaching team, and we’ll be in close contact with each other around the two matches. Sorg, Kopke and Oliver Bierhoff have a lot of experience together and together we will bridge this short break.”
Romelu Lukaku will be a “big loss” for Manchester United, says Paul Ince, with the Red Devils taking a risk in “copying a Liverpool model” and parting with an old school striker.A Belgium international frontman has been allowed to leave Old Trafford for Serie A giants Inter.Lukaku has taken a proven record in the Premier League with him and those left behind at Old Trafford have opted against bringing in a like-for-like replacement. 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? Ince fears that could cost United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly taking inspiration from arch-rivals at Anfield when it comes to piecing together a new-look attacking unit.The former Red Devils, Liverpool and Inter midfielder told Paddy Power: “It’s a tough one with Romelu Lukaku, because the fact of the matter is he is always going to score you goals. Last season you could see the signs that he wasn’t happy, that he wanted to leave.”There were signs that the end was approaching for him, but what he does offer is guaranteed goals in the net.”As a club, for United to suddenly lose 20 or so goals that he nets, that’s a big loss and they should have replaced him – his goals will be missed.”It puts a lot of pressure on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. In my eyes, for United to be performing well, Rashford needs to be netting 20-25 goals this season and I’m not yet sure if he’ll do that.”I look at United and I feel like they’re almost copying a Liverpool model. They got Virgil van Dijk in and United got Harry Maguire in, and it seems they’ve gone for three forwards too, pacey players like [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard and [Marcus] Rashford – I don’t see where Lukaku fits into that – so I’m not surprised Ole let him go.”But that does put extra pressure on the younger lads to find the net. The fact is, Lukaku is a goalscorer, he’s always been a natural goalscorer but the ball has to be placed right in front of him.”He has to be fed and he will score you goals, and I’m sure he’ll show that at Inter Milan.”Having played there myself, it’s a great move for him. It’s a wonderful club and a wonderful place to live, it’ll be a great experience. The expectations will be huge on him because he’s come from United, and there’ll be nowhere to hide, but he should relish that.”Solskjaer’s side had no problem finding goals without Lukaku in their 2019-20 season opener against Chelsea, as they ran out 4-0 winners on home soil, but there will be tougher tests to come.
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)We all probably should have assumed that Arkansas would have a rebuilding year. Still, Hogs fans are naturally a bit disappointed with a Week 2 loss to Colorado State.CSU had looked disappointing to start the year, with a home loss to Hawaii to start the year, and then a blowout loss at the hands of rival Colorado.Still, they were able to upend Arkansas 34-27 last weekend to pick up their first win of the year. Arkansas beat Eastern Illinois to start the year, and now has another tough Group of Five draw, with explosive North Texas.So far, Ty Storey and Cole Kelley have each started one game, only to be replaced by the other. Neither has grabbed hold of the job.Storey has had a bit more work, completing 17-of-30 throws for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, good for a strong 9.9 yards per attempt. Kelley’s YPA number is a tad lower (9.24), but he’s been more accurate, completing 71.4-percent of his throws, and is yet to throw a pick, while matching Storey’s touchdown mark.Still, some fans want to see the team’s third quarterback, Connor Noland, get involved in the ongoing QB battle.Saturday Down South writer Trent Shadid laid out the argument for getting Connor Noland some run.Noland, a two-sport star at Arkansas, was a four-star recruit in 2018.Arkansas’ chances at becoming bowl eligible took a major hit with a loss at Colorado State in Week 2. If the Hogs aren’t going to be playing this postseason, they might as well start preparing for the future. Noland is their most talented option in the hope to find a future star.He also argues that if Noland is able to compete for the starting job early on, it may help keep him with the football program, rather than jumping fully into a potential baseball career.Others agree that he should get a look:I for one am ready to see Connor Noland. Its painfully obviously that Story and Kelley are not the answer.— Layne Sanders (@watertech81) September 9, 2018We are playing North Texas I suggest that start Connor Noland or John Stephen Jones— A1vsNino OUT NOW (@KungFuMarc) September 9, 2018Connor Noland for QB ?— Trey Gentry (@trey_gentry) September 9, 2018Should Arkansas start Connor Noland Saturday against North Texas? Storey and Kelley aren’t the answer. I was about 90% sure of this before the season ever started. The last thing we need to do is throw Noland out there against Auburn on the road for his first start.— JP Baugher (@BaugherJp) September 10, 2018Mannnn I hope we see Connor Noland this Saturday— Daniel (@dboone_11) September 11, 2018QB.. Situation… Sad… If we gonna lose…. Get Connor Noland experience.. Start him for the future.. Let these recruits know you will play THE BEST no matter the Class… #WooPig https://t.co/F6WcKFt9Ca— ⛳Hole?️♂️Hawg?️♂️In?️♂️One⛳ (@hogcephus) September 13, 2018For now, it looks like Storey and Kelley will remain the top options. If the season starts to get away from Arkansas though, it wouldn’t be crazy for first-year coach Chad Morris to see what he has in the young QB.
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: A member of the Texas Tech Red Raiders waits on the field before the start of their game against the LSU Tigers during the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)The Texas Tech Red Raiders appear to be closing in on their replacement for recently-ousted head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Whether or not Texas Tech fans will be thrilled with the selection is another matter entirely.According to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reporter Don Williams, Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take over Kingsbury’s position.Wells is coming off a 10-2 season in the Mountain West Conference that included their highest AP ranking since 1961.During the 2018 season, the Aggies scored at least 50 points six times, and 60 points on four occasions. Their win over Tennessee Tech of the FCS came by a stunning 73-12 margin..@cmsilvajr and I have confirmed with two separate sources that Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State coach Matt Wells to make Wells the Red Raiders’ next head coach.— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 29, 2018Wells’ overall record is 44-34, including two bowl wins.Should the deal be made official, Wells will take over a Texas Tech team that finished this past season at 5-7.The team started 5-2 before losing their final five games, including a 51-46 loss to Oklahoma where the Red Raiders blew multiple leads.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep running back Jalen Berger has trimmed his list of 30 scholarship offers down to a top 10. The four-star revealed the 10 schools earlier tonight.In alphabetical order, Berger is still considering Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia.The 6-foot, 187-pound back is the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey and the No. 9 running back in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Overall, he’s the No. 54 recruit in the cycle. Top 10!! (No Order)🤝 pic.twitter.com/ql4fVsr54J— Jalen Berger (@JalenBerger) June 18, 2019Recently, Berger has visited a number of programs in his top 10, including Ohio State, Rutgers, Michigan, Pitt and Syracuse.Ohio State already has a commitment from the No. 2 rising senior in New Jersey, four-star offensive lineman Luke Wypler. The Buckeyes are also involved with a number of other top prospects in the Garden State.You can see the state prospect rankings for New Jersey for the class of 2020 here.
Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 20:44 IST Ricky Ponting feels that Rishabh Pant is at his best whenever a platform is created (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant’s 27-ball 78 not out helped Delhi crush Mumbai by 37 runsPant brought up his fifty in 18 balls, the fastest by a batsman vs MI”I have seen Rishabh mature in his game and as a person,” said PontingNot only as a player, Rishabh Pant has matured tremendously as a person in the last one year and the knock against Mumbai Indians is one of the many he will play in coming years, said Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting.Pant, Delhi’s top scorer last season, has set the tone with a blistering 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians during his team’s 37-run win in Mumbai last night.”I have seen Rishabh mature in his game and as a person and that won’t be the only game he wins for DC. He will win many more games for sure,” a proud coach said on the eve of Delhi’s match against Chennai Super Kings here.Ponting said while he always knew that the young left-hander possessed x-factor, what has impressed him is his ability to win games.”I have known for a couple of seasons now that Rishabh Pant has got that X-factor but what I like more and more about him is how he is turning that into match winning performances more and more often as well,” Ponting said.Terming Rishabh as a finisher, Ponting feels that he is at his best whenever a platform is created.”If you look at the back half of the last edition, he was playing his best when our team was playing its best in those games. Even yesterday, we set up a good platform for him to go and express himself.”Colin Ingram did a great job to change the momentum for us and giving Rishabh a platform to go and finish off the innings. But he is something special. You don’t see innings like that every day and he is doing it more and more often.”advertisementShikhar Dhawan played the role of an anchor compared to his free-hitting self.”That is what we want from Shikhar. Hold the top-order together. Probably, the reason he was more subdued was because it wasn’t easy to bat early on. First three or four batsmen told me that there was a bit of seam movement.”We needed Shikhar to play that sort of role and get through the tough overs and that was going to allow Ingram and Rishabh to play the way they did later on. It’s been a really encouraging start for Shikhar.Also Read | We respect Rishabh Pant but won’t focus on him alone: Stephen FlemingAlso Read | Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj SinghAlso Read | Took my chances and it came off: Rishabh Pant after match-winning knock vs MIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow MI vs DCFollow Ricky Ponting Rishabh Pant turning his X-factor into match-winning efforts: DC coach Ricky PontingIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant, Delhi’s top scorer last season, has set the tone with a blistering 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians during his team’s 37-run win in Mumbai on Sunday.advertisement
Sachin Tendulkar advocates 7-run penalty for batting sides breaching rulesSachin Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb on May 25advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 22:33 IST Sachin Tendulkar in a file imageHIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar feels that batting sides should be penalised like bowling ones if they breach rulesDuring a Mumbai T20 League game, controversy erupted during a game between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash TigersUmpires signalled a dead-ball having failed to make sure the correct batsman was on strikeCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalized seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match.Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb here Saturday.”Whatever I saw, I saw for this for the first time and then I started thinking what could be done and it cannot be a dead ball. But the rules are such, whatever happened it was the right thing to happen at that moment.”But I was just thinking what could be that one change which can be implemented in time to come and I feel if three fielders are there in the circle, the umpire never tells them that you need to have the fourth fielder in the ring and it’s called a no-ball and there is a free hit. So the fielding side is penalized for that,” Tendulkar said.”But when the batters don’t go to their respective ends, why isn’t the batting side penalized? I think the batting side should also be penalized. And what is the maximum that one could score off each ball is possibly 7 runs, which is a no ball of previous delivery and a free hit. So maybe here also it should be seven runs penalty for the batting side and then they change the ends.”In Saturday’s game at the end of the 15th over, SoBo Supersonics were coasting along at 158 for no loss when Hersh Tank required medical attention after suffering cramps.advertisementIn the last ball of the 15th over, Jay Bista took a single but at the start of the next over, none of the players or umpires realized that it was Tank who was on strike and not Bista.After wrongfully taking the strike, Tank got out in the first ball. Sensing that the batsmen haven’t changed ends, the umpires called it a dead ball, denying the wicket to Aakash Tigers when the fault entirely lay with the batsmen.Tendulkar said it was the duty of the off-field match officials to point out the mistake to on-field umpires.”The umpires don’t tell the batters. With today’s technology the third or fourth umpire should be in a position to communicate with the leg-umpire and tell him the striker is supposed to be at the non-striker’s end,” he said.”The batting side needs to be penalized for that and ensure that the ends are changed.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s inputs to Virat Kohli will be crucial, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Such losses are irreparable: Sachin Tendulkar condoles Asif Ali daughter’s demiseFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Mumbai T20 LeagueFollow Laws of Cricket
Mi Turns 5 sale on Amazon India: Xiaomi phones, Mi TVs and other Mi accessories sell with big discountTo celebrate Xiaomi’s fifth anniversary in India several Xiaomi products across segments are selling with massive discount. Amazon says it is offering up to Rs 7,500 off with up to Rs 3,000 off on exchange to the consumers during the same. advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 10:15 IST HIGHLIGHTSAmazon India is also hosting Mi fifth anniversary sale on its platform.The Mi Turns 5 sale on Amazon began on July 23 and will continue until July 25.For the Xiaomi sale Amazon has partnered with State Bank of India to offer more discounts to the consumers.The Mi Turns 5 sale is ongoing on Mi.com. In addition, Amazon India is also hosting Mi fifth anniversary sale on its platform. The sale on Amazon began on July 23 and will continue until July 25. To celebrate Xiaomi’s fifth anniversary in India several Xiaomi products across segments are selling with massive discount. Discount offers are on Redmi and Mi smartphones, Mi TVs, Mi accessories and many more. Amazon says it is offering up to Rs 7,500 off with up to Rs 3,000 off on exchange to the consumers during the same.For the Xiaomi sale Amazon has partnered with State Bank of India to offer more discounts to the consumers. Customers shopping with SBI Credits cards can get a 5 per cent discount. The 5 per cent discount is applicable on EMI transactions as well. In addition to the discounts and SBI offer Amazon is also hosting five quizzes across 5 days and the winners of the quiz will be able to win prizes of over Rs 5 lakh.Let’s take a quick look at the offers Amazon is providing: –Redmi 7: Launched very recently the Redmi 7 is available with discount for the first time in India. The Redmi 7 was launched for Rs 7,999 but during the Amazon sale the smartphone is selling for a lower price of Rs 7,499. This price is for the base 2GB + 32GB RAM model of the Redmi 7. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model of the Redmi 7 sells for lower price Rs 8,499.–Redmi Y3: The selfie-focused Redmi Y3 is selling with Rs 1,000 discount. That brings down the price of the smartphone to Rs 8,999. This price is for the base 3GB RAM model of the phone. The 4GB RAM model of the phone comes for Rs 10,999 during the sale that comes for retail proce of Rs 11,999. –Mi A2: The Xiaomi Mi A2 is selling for lower price of Rs 9,999. This price is for the base 4GB RAM model of the phone. Amazon is also offering Rs 1,000 exchange on Mi A2 4GB RAM model while the 6GB RAM model of the phone comes with Rs 3,000 off on exchange. –Redmi 6A: Launched last year the Redmi 6A 2GB+ 32GB variant comes for Rs 6199. This is the lowest ever price of the Redmi 6A in India.advertisement–Redmi 6 Pro: Amazon is providing off on Redmi 6 Pro as well. The Redmi 6 Pro 4GB+ 64GB model comes for Rs 9,999 during the Amazon sale.–Redmi Note 5 Pro: This Redmi phone is also selling with discount. During the Amazon sale the Redmi Note 5 Pro 6GB+ 64GB storage model comes for lower price of Rs 11,199.–Redmi 6: Amazon also is selling the Redmi 6 for lower price. During the sale the Redmi 6 sells for lower price of Rs 6,999.–Redmi Y2: The predecessor of the Redm Y3 is also selling for lower price on Amazon. The Redmi Y2 4GB RAM model comes for 8,999.–Mi TV 4C Pro 32 is available for a Rs 12,499 on Amazon today.–Mi TV 4A Pro 43-inch is available for Rs 21,99 as part of the Mi 5th Anniversary celebration.–The Mi TV 4A Pro 49-inch is also available for lower price of Rs 29,999.–Mi TV 4 Pro 55-inch is available for Rs 44,999 during the Amazon sale.–Mi accessories such as Mi Power Banks, Mi Sports BT Earphones, Original Mi Accessories, Mi Speakers and Mi Security Cameras are also selling with discount on Xiaomi’s 5th Anniversary celebration on Amazon.in.ALSO READ | Google to pay $11 million to settle 227 age discrimination lawsuitsALSO READ | Redmi 64MP camera smartphone will launch soon with four rear cameras, company confirmsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Amazon Next
Reuters LondonJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 15:22 IST Cameron Bancroft was named in Australia’s 17-man squad for Ashes 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCameron Bancroft was named in Australia’s 17-man squad for Ashes 2019One of the big lessons that I learnt last year was about being true to yourself: BancroftI’m extremely proud and excited to be selected in this squad again: BancroftAustralian batsman Cameron Bancroft admits there were times during his suspension when he doubted whether he would play international cricket again and he is determined to make the most of his second chance.The opener’s selection in the Ashes squad with David Warner and Steve Smith on Friday brings all three players banned for their parts in the Newlands ball-tampering incident back into the fold for the first time since the scandal in April 2018.Bancroft was the last of the trio to get a recall after serving the shortest ban of nine months but that still gave him plenty of time to ponder his future.”There were definitely times when I was challenged, a lot, but you go through those moments and you learn a lot about what you need to do to keep moving forward,” the 26-year-old said after being named in the squad on Friday.”If you’d asked me 18 months ago if I’d be sitting here now, it would have been the last thing on my mind but it is what it is now.”It probably hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I’m sure sitting by myself tonight I’ll digest it all, but of course I’m extremely proud and excited to be selected in this squad again.”Want to be true to myself: BancroftBancroft was given the lightest punishment by Cricket Australia because he was adjudged to have been led astray by his then captain and vice captain.The Western Australian, who was playing his eighth test when he took the piece of sandpaper onto the field at Newlands, said he was determined to trust his own values in the future.advertisement”One of the big lessons that I learnt last year was about being true to yourself. There is no doubt that I wasn’t as true to myself as I could have been at times,” he added.”You learn from those mistakes that you make and you try and be better moving forward. At the end of the day, what you do and your actions is completely up to you. I made a mistake and I’ll learn from it and move forward and get better.”The rapid recall of the Newlands trio has not gone down well in the British media and Bancroft accepts that he is likely to be booed by the Edgbaston crowd if he gets selected for the first test, which starts on Thursday.”It doesn’t bother me too much,” he said. “It is what it is. People will react how they want to react. Hopefully I can use it if people want to be like that, to give you energy to perform well.”Also Read | Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement at 27 leaves Shoaib Akhtar thoroughly disappointedAlso Read | Ravi Shastri has done well as head coach, says CAC member Anshuman GaekwadAlso 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 Cameron BancroftFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow ball tampering Extremely proud: Cameron Bancroft relishes Australia recall for Ashes 2019Ashes 2019: Australia Bancroft has been included in the 17-man squad for Ashes in England. The top-order batsman returns to the squad for the first time since the infamous ball-tampering Test in Cape Town in 2017.advertisement
Next India vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction, Captain and Vice CaptainIndia vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction: As India take on South Africa in the series opener of the 3-match T20I series, they would look derive confidence from a 3-0 win against West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk DharamshalaSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 17:28 IST India vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction ( Courtesy by BCCI)Virat Kohli will be venturing into the unknown with a clean slate, where a few seasoned hands will be backing a group of immensely talented youngsters, in his quest for World T20 title which begins with a three-match bilateral series against South Africa here on Sunday.The real battle begins now with this series against Quinton de Kocks and Kagiso Rabadas, who are also in the midst of a tough transition phase.A good spell from Rabada or a cameo from David Miller could pose challenge for the Indians, while some of the others like Test specialist Temba Bavuma or Anrich Nortje will like to prove their credentials in absence of Faf du Plessis or Hashim Amla.It is yet to be known and Rishabh Pant’s indiscretions doesn’t make it easier for Kohli and Shastri.Manish Pandey has been in and around for years now and despite the kind of quality he possesses, the Karnataka batsman has not inspired highest confidence in the chances he got.For India, will it be Manish Pandey at No 4 or Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, who was in fine form during the Windies one dayers?Rajasthan leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is a young talent and is being billed as one for the future.And with all-rounder Krunal Pandya also shaping up well and Ravindra Jadeja’s experience set to come in handy, where does it leave the much in demand wrist spin duo, who had replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja (for the better part) post 2017 Champions Trophy.advertisementNot to forget, India have a back up finger spinner in young Washington Sundar, who in his U-19 days was a hard-hitting top-order batsman. So next question is where does it leave Kuldeep and Chahal in T20 scheme of things?Last but not the least is the pace department where Bumrah is the only certainty.Deepak Chahar, who many in Indian cricket term as ‘Poor Man’s Praveen Kumar’ for the movement he generates during first spell, is an inspired investment for shortest version.And then there is Navdeep Saini with raw pace and Khaleel Ahmed bringing in the left-arm variety but known to leak runs.My Dream11 Team1 Rohit Sharma (VC), 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Virat Kohli (CAPT), 4 Reeza Hendricks, 5 David Miller, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Rishabh Pant (WK), 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Tabraiz ShamsiIndia (probable): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), 4 Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep SainiSouth Africa (probable): 1. Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz ShamsiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Ind vs SAFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharma
Next India Today Web Desk KabulSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 17:13 IST Lance Klusener will now be heading the coaching duties for the Afghan cricket team (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLance Klusener said that he will try to turn Afghanistan into one of the best sides in world cricketKlusener was chosen amongst over 50 candidates who applied for the head coach positionKlusener has previously served as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPLFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has been appointed as new Head Coach by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.After the tenure of former Head Coach Phil Simmons was completed, ACB invited applications for the position and received over 50 applications from candidates that also included Lance Klusener.ACB CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai said that the process was carried out successfully concluding with the appointment of Klusener who will commence his role prior to the series against West Indies in November. He added: “Lance Klusener is a renowned name in the cricketing world. It will be great to see our players benefit from his vast experience both as a player and a coach.” Mr. Stanikzai expressed confidence that Klusener’s presence would prove effective in the national team’s preparations for next year’s Asia Cup as well as the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.Meanwhile, Mr. Klusener said: “I am extremely excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket. Everyone knows the fearless brand of cricket Afghanistan play. I am very confident that with some hard work we can become one of the best sides in the world. I am really looking forward to working with the Afghanistan team and helping them take their cricket to the next level.”Lance Klusener is Level 4 certified coach and has served as bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in IPL, consultant to South Africa National Academy, batting coach of South Africa Test team, Head Coach of Dolphins franchisee in South Africa domestic cricket, batting coach of Zimbabwe and most recently as batting coach of South Africa T20I team.advertisement(ACB Press release)Also Read | 6 for 7. Meet Sri Lanka’s 17-year-old Slinga who bowls like MalingaAlso Read | England may rope in South Africa’s Gary Kirsten as head coachFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Lance KlusenerFollow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Rashid Khan Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener as head coachFormer South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener, who recently served as the batting coach of his country’s senior men’s T20I side, will replace Phil Simmons as the new head coach of Afghanistan.advertisement
Do you find yourself feeling somewhat Grinch-eqsue around St. Patrick’s Day? Berating your shamrock-clad, toothy-grinned roommate for not knowing who Saint Patrick was, and for “not even being Irish?” Not to worry, we’ve got the cure to your green-day blues. Actually, we’ve got ten of them. Here are our favorite places around the nation to celebrate Ireland with the Irish (even if you aren’t), right up until the last drop. Green shirt or no green shirt, the whiskey is waiting.NortheastTavern at the End of the WorldCharlestown, MassachusettsSet just outside of Boston, Tavern is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Large, mouth-watering plates of Irish classics like fish and chips, chicken curry, and bangers and mashed go great with a cold pint and the staff’s laid-back vibes.The Dead PoetNew York, New YorkThis Upper West Side pub prides itself on “a reputation for pouring one of the finest pints of Guinness in New York City…proudly served with a Shamrock.” Need we say more?An Beal Bocht CaféBronx, New YorkPerfect if you like a little art with your brews. This is a small neighborhood spot with poetry readings, music, and theater to go along with a homemade batch of beef stew.Down SouthO’Connell’s PubSavannah, GeorgiaTiny, Irish, authentic. Located in the city that hosts the biggest St. Patty’s day celebration outside of Dublin. Bartender Dan has become somewhat of a local favorite.The Idle RichDallas, TexasIrish owned and operated, the pub will be ready and waiting for you on March 17th with bagpipes, Irish dancers, and corned beef Reubens.MidwestThe Galway ArmsChicago, IllinoisA cozy pub outside of Lincoln Park where you’ll be greeted by Irish staff, a fireplace, and de-li-cious whiskey. Pass the Jameson.Paddy’s PubMilwaukee, WisconsinEverything you’re looking for in a true Irish establishment: warm atmosphere, awesome food, extensive beer and whiskey lists. If a heatwave happens to sweep through Milwaukee on the 17th, you might be able to grab a table in their fun, outdoor patio section. Inside or out, we’re betting the Smithwicks will taste just as good.WestKells Irish Restaurant and PubPortland, OregonWith the largest St. Patty’s Day festivities in the Northwest, Kells turns St. Patrick’s Day into an entire weekend event from Friday to Sunday. Scotch tasting classes, a private cigar room, boxing, and the highly-lauded menu make it a one-stop Irish extravaganza.Rosie McCaffrey’sPhoenix, ArizonaNamed for owner Seamus McCaffrey’s wife, Rosie’s is where die-hard Glasgow Celtic fans are among comrades. Award-winning fish and chips combined with the cead mile failte atmosphere call for a frothy St. Patty’s Day toast.The Plough and StarsSan Francisco, CaliforniaThe Plough’s down-to-earth company, live music and chatty bartenders will make you want to celebrate Irish culture more than once a year. SF Weekly calls it “congenial, courtly, somber, gregarious, witty, sentimental, surly, musical, poteen-fueled ambience…all of that in a beaker of brew.”Who exactly was Saint Patrick (you may still be wondering)? Shhh…drink your beer. The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Shave With a Straight Razor
14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells If you want to know how to make it, get your mama to give you one hell of a memorable name. Take Kwesi Blair for instance.Originally from South Carolina, Kwesi (a Ghanian name meaning conquerer, but his parent are Caribbean) went to Duke University and then headed to New York City where he landed his first job at the ode to all things gentlemanly, The Ralph Lauren Mansion. He then worked in PR a bit before becoming a shoe buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue before landing a job in 2006 at Robert Burke Associates where he is Vice President of Business Development and has worked with clients such as Bulgari, Saks and Vera Wang. As Blair explained to us, “We are the business behind the fashion. We provide strategies for brands and retailers while they are growing. We also help investors looking for assets in the fashion world and scout global markets to see what is happening and where.” Kwesi just got back from Nigeria to see if it is ready for key brand growth (Keep a look out for Lagos, people!). In the new year they will be working heavily in the Middle East with some partners to create several cool retail destinations.For such a fashionable man on the go we were curious to hear what brands he goes to for every day wear. Here is what Kwesi had to say:Suits and Blazers – I am more of a traditional dresser. I like structured and tailored suits. Working at Ralph for so long I pivot a lot towards him. His Black Label is great and modern. I have purchased a few amazing Suit Supply suits in the last six months. Michael Bastian is very much aligned with my brand identity too. He loves structure but has fun with it. I am also a double breasted fan!Khakis- I love Unis. They are very easy and basic.Denim – I am a big Acne fan.Shirts – I have a range from Ralph to Massimo Dutti, Hickey Freeman and Michael Bastian.Shoes – Since I was a footwear buyer I love shoes. A favorite pair is from J.M. Weston; they are chocolate brown lace ups. Alden does great boots to dress up and down. Margiela has excellent basic sneakers in different colors. The past summer I wore lots of Superga’s.I recently broke out a pair of Mark McNairy boots and I always have a pair of duck boots handy. Being from the South I know they are perfect for the rain.Sweaters – I have a newly found love of Joe Fresh. They have great basic crew neck sweaters. Michael Bastian again and some good ones from J.Crew.Outwear- I have a handsome Simon Spurr jacket that I bought a couple of years ago. It’s a black cashmere blend that fits well. Aspesi is Italian and they had a great basic bomber I got off of Mr. Porter. I have a Barbour which is kind of a go-to. I also have a couple of Uniqlo puffers that are lightweight and perfect when it is super cold.Accessories- I went with my boss to J.J. Hat’s and bought a handsome fedora. I love it and it fits me well. It will be my winter go-to. My watch is from the Swedish brand Uniform Wares. My office gave it to me for my 30th birthday. I got married last year so I wear my gold band and that is the extent of my accessories.Tech Accessory- I am going to say my Bose headphones. I take them everywhere and I wouldn’t be able to work without them!Apps- There is a new app called Photos to Art. It is an art.com app and you upload your photos from your phone and art.com will put them on canvas and frame them for you. It was the perfect app after my trip to Nigeria.Your next tech purchase- The new iPad Air! Maybe Santa will be kind to me this year. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
Alcohol Brands and B-Corp Certification: Who Is Doing It and Why? Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Good news for all of you East Coast readers out there. One of our favorite grooming brands, Juniper Ridge, brought the refreshing scents of the West Coast wilderness to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and it’s not something you want to miss.We stopped by last week to check out the pop up, housed in Barber & Supply – the concept shop by and next door to Fellow Barber, a fantastic place for a cut or shave – and it only took a few minutes to be transported to wilderness destinations like Big Sur, Death Valley and Oregon’s Mt. Hood. In case you didn’t know, Juniper Ridge distills fragrances for cologne, soap and the rest of their namesake line in a converted whiskey still using only plants, tree trimmings, moss and mushrooms foraged in the backcountry. Every time you spritz their Cabin Spray or step into the shower with a Trail Crew Soap, it’s unbelievable how quickly the fragrances carry you to the great outdoors. At their Brooklyn pop up, a photobooth-sized Transporter, inspired by Dr. Who, will take you from the city to nature in no time. Inside, there are photos of the places Juniper Ridge travels to for botanicals, and visitors are able to try each fragrance to find their favorite.During our visit, we walked the streets of Williamsburg to find and smell the local cedar with founder Hall Newbegin and chief storyteller Obi Kaufmann before heading back to the shop where Obi demonstrated the distillation process. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to taste a Redwood martini, Desert Sage Old Fashioned or some of Hall’s homemade mead, which we can vouch is extremely delicious.Want to experience some fresh, West Coast air without leaving the city? Visit the Juniper Ridge pop up at 101 North 8th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mon-Fri from 12-8pm and Sat-Sun from 10am-6pm. Hurry, the shop will only be open through the first few weeks of 2013.All photography by Sabine Scheckel. Store design by Claudio Martonffy Design. To learn more about Juniper Ridge, visit juniperridge.com. Editors’ Recommendations What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul How to Shave With a Straight Razor
From practicalities to fashion statements, beard styles have symbolized everything from wisdom and respect, to honor and dignity throughout the history of man. As a result, facial hair trends and styles have remained widely diverse over the years as a symbol of man’s virility, and every decade has also had a style or trend that influenced the general public.If you’re one to keep up with these trends, then OneBlade from Philips is a versatile companion to ensure you get the detail you’re looking for. OneBlade is a shave, edge, or trim tool that was built specifically for multipurpose use to obtain any facial hair style or preference.Your beard can influence the way you present yourself, as well as how you are perceived by others. According to the US psychologist Robert Pellegrini, “the male beard communicates a heroic image of the independent, sturdy, and resourceful pioneer, ready, willing and able to do manly things.” This sense of beard power still reigns true today, and we’re here to give you a detailed history on beard trends throughout the years.The ’70s How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster 7 Most Popular Beard Styles for Men Right Now How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Facial hair became big news in the 70s. So big in fact that it was somewhat acceptable for people to go out and buy a fake mustache just to fit in. It was a sign of creativity and rebelliousness that everyone wanted a piece of.A lot of people like to credit The Beatles for having a large influence on men’s hair and beard styles in the 1970s. After all, celebrities have a huge impact on how society presents itself. Their “moptop” style and shaggy beards rose to popularity, sparking new trends for facial hair: the mustache, bushy sideburns, or even a full-faced beard.Although facial hair in the 70s’ was less manicured than some of the styles that followed, the decade represented a sense of freedom and vigor for men.The ’80sBeard popularity in the U.S. subsided in the 1980s’, as men tended to embrace the baby face and slick top hair in favor of a booming corporate culture. This made way for other eclectic and elaborate lifestyle symbols, like the hairstyles of Patrick Swayze.This doesn’t mean all was lost, however, because the beards that were grown in this decade helped blaze new paths for trends in the future, rooted in attitude and toughness.Popular styles included the barbarian Hockey playoff beard and ZZ Top’s chest-length facial steez. And I’m sure we can all agree that Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. had one of the most iconic mustache styles of all time.The ’90s The ’90s experienced some of the weirdest and unique facial hair styles, although the conservative baby face was still in full effect. With that being said, individualistic goatees, soul patches, and paltry facial hair reigned supreme.You can thank celebs like Fred Durst and Rob Zombie for the most elaborate goatee styles, while Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain embodied a grungy gentleman look that would pass with flying colors in today’s age.The 2000sCopyright: gstockstudio / 123RF Stock Photo Editors’ Recommendations Ringing in a new Century brought about a period of self-assuring, confident almost-beards and five o’clock shadow. Thanks to the patchy and sparse beards of celebrities like Colin Farrell and Brad Pitt, the Y2K decade wasn’t a huge period for beard growth, but it was necessary for the culture we see today.That culture is what some refer to as “lumbersexual” phase – or simply someone who’s as rugged and tough as a lumberjack, but also manicured and groomed. You know, someone who can be both dapper and hipster, at the same time.Now, this phase surely comes and goes, and it very much so depends on what city you’re living in, but the need for grooming and looking great never leaves. Whether you fancy a 70s’ handlebar stache, or simply want to keep things tidy, the Philips OneBlade can precisely hack away at any length of hair and protect against slicing away at your skin. So say goodbye to the days of multiple blades, trimmers, and edgers, and hello to your new favorite bathroom companion — which is just as versatile and stylish as your look.The Philips OneBlade razor is now available for $44.99 on Amazon.