10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whatever

first_imgHuddersfield boss Wagner: We must forget about table, results, whateverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner has urged his players to focus only on themselves ahead of facing Manchester United.Wagner’s team having won only once at the John Smith’s Stadium this season, scoring four goals in 10 games.He said: “We have to make ourselves independent from what is around us, from the table, results, whatever.”We are exactly where everybody predicted us so this makes no sense to think about it and get affected by it.”We are only able to collect points and to be competitive if we perform on our highest level. This is what we’ve done in recent weeks and this is what we’ve done in the second half (against Southampton), where we looked competitive.”In the first half we didn’t perform at our level, we were not competitive and we were 2-0 down.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSG

first_imgWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSGby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he grew up supporting PSG.The Frenchman is being linked with a move to PSG this month.And he told RMC: “As a child, if I supported PSG? Yes, Paris has always been my heart club, I grew up in the Yvelines les Mureaux, so it’s my heart club and necessarily, every time I come back to Paris, it’s a pleasure to see my team again and my friends.”So inevitably Paris Saint Germain holds an important place in my heart.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSolskjaer unconvinced as Man Utd labour past Astana

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer unconvinced as Man Utd labour past Astanaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United made it hard on themselves against Astana on Thursday.United kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 victory over the Kazakh side.The winner came through 17-year-old Mason Greenwood, who finished superbly after 73 minutes in what was his first start for United.The goal saved Solskjaer’s blushes as they laboured throughout the 90 minutes.Speaking after the game, he said: “We made it hard for ourselves. Games like these, you want to make sure you win the game in the first 20 minutes and you can enjoy it.”You could see some of our lads needed games but it’s pleasing we got the three points.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer hopeful Rashford returns before international break

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer hopeful Rashford returns before international breakby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes to see Marcus Rashford back in action before the international break.The England forward was forced off during the second half of United’s loss to West Ham on Sunday.Solskjaer confirmed Rashford had sustained a groin injury and would wait on scan results.Speaking before Wednesday’s win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, the Norwegian said: “He’s recovering. “He’s not very, very bad so we hope to see him before the international break.” last_img read more

Arsenal vs Chelsea team news: Ozil on the bench

first_imgArsenal will be keen to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Unai Emery’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham in their last outing, a result which widened the gap to the Blues in fourth place.However, they have a chance to regain some ground in the hunt for Champions League qualification when they welcome Maurizio Sarri’s side to north London. 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? Chelsea recovered from their Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham last week by beating Newcastle United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and they will be hoping to move up to third with a win over the Gunners. Game Arsenal vs Chelsea Date Saturday, January 19 Time 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBC / NBC fuboTV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on TV via BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Arsenal squad Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Mustafi, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Medley, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu, Pleguezuelo Midfielders Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Willock, Saka, Gilmour Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah, John-Jules Arsenal have a number of enforced absences, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding missing due to injuries.Mkhitaryan is out with a broken metatarsal, but is expected to be available in a week’s time for the Gunners’ FA Cup clash with Manchester United. Holding is laid low with a knee injury and Welbeck is nursing an ankle complaint.Mesut Ozil has missed out in recent fixtures and speculation has intensified over his future, but he returns to the bench on derby day.Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Cech, Mustafi, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Green Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi Forwards Morata, Giroud While Alvaro Morata has recovered from a hamstring problem, the Spain international is not involved.Ruben Loftus-Cheek misses out with a back problem, while Gary Cahill – another player linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge – has been left out of the matchday squad.Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are considered favourites, with bet365 giving odds of 11/8 on a Blues triumph at the Emirates. Arsenal are rated 21/10 to win, while a draw is available at 13/5.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19Chelsea came out on top when the sides met last August – with Marcos Alonso’s late strike securing a 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge – but while they might hold a psychological edge over the Gunners, Sarri is anticipating an entirely different experience on Saturday.”In August [against Arsenal], it was a different match,” the former Napoli coach said. “They have changed in the last seven or eight matches, but we learned that they have really very dangerous movements in the offensive phase without the ball.”I think we can be dangerous against this opponent but we have to defend with a very high level of application and attention for 95 minutes.”The Gunners come into the game a wounded animal and their defeat against West Ham means that they have registered just two wins in their last five matches in all competitions.With an FA Cup clash against Manchester United up next as well as an encounter with Manchester City in the league on the horizon, they will be eager to build their confidence and gather some momentum with a home win. 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Which football club does Boris Johnson support?

first_imgThe worlds of sport and politics frequently intersect, with most politicians keenly aware of the prestige that can accompany even the most perfunctory association with athletic glory.Conservative MP Boris Johnson, who could very well be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is someone who fully understands the value of sport as a vehicle for acquiring political capital.While rugby is his first love, having played for Balliol College during his time at Oxford, he has also displayed an interest in football, infamously flattening former Germany international Maurizio Gaudino in a 2006 charity match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He was also involved in England’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2018 World Cup and, during his time as mayor of London, developed a relationship with a number of clubs.So does he support a team?When it comes to club allegiance, Johnson is a classic fence-sitter and refuses to nail his colours to the mast.In 2015, mid-way through his second term as mayor of London, he explained that he his sympathies were spread across the capital.”I support all of the London teams,” Johnson said, before adding that his children were actually Newcastle United fans.Boris JohnsonOf course, such an answer is politically expedient and unsurprising. It is also fair to say that the support is merely cursory, given the deep rivalries that exist among many of the London clubs.In the absence of any further clarification the most we can say is that Johnson hopes the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham and Crystal Palace do well.What we can say for sure though is that Johnson does support the England national team and has attended matches at Wembley, sitting alongside political friends and foes to cheer on the Three Lions.Even though he was fiercely critical of Vladimir Putin and appeared to back a boycott of the 2018 World Cup, it did not stop him from expressing his support for Gareth Southgate’s team.It’s coming home 🦁🦁🦁 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #Proud #ENGSWE— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 7, 2018Indeed, he wrote to British embassies across the world to urge them to fly the St George’s flag from their buildings ahead of the last-16 victory over Colombia.Then, when England defeated Sweden in the quarter-final, he readily joined the chorus of fans who cheerfully declared, “It’s coming home” – a line from the popular song by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds.last_img read more

Brazil survive with shootout win over Paraguay

first_imgBrazil scraped into the Copa America semi-finals with a thrilling penalty shoot-out win over Paraguay on Thursday.Frustrated for long periods in Porto Alegre, the hosts were forced to penalties after a 0-0 draw at the Arena do Gremio.Paraguay managed to see out the final half-hour with 10 men after Fabian Balbuena was sent off for denying Roberto Firmino an obvious goalscoring opportunity. 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? But Brazil proved too good in the shoot-out, Alisson making one save and Gabriel Jesus converting the winner in a 4-3 success.Disputa de pênaltis é assim: emoção, suspense e, no fim, uma explosão de alegria. Vamos para a próxima! (4) 0 x 0 (3)  | #JogaBola #BRAxPAR #CopaAméricaFotos: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/Jopgincl7k— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 28, 2019Brazil created a fine early chance, Firmino’s low shot from just inside the area comfortably saved by Paraguay goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez.There were shots at both ends in the opening exchanges, but most came from range before Paraguay almost took the lead.Derlis Gonzalez was found at the back post and his powerful strike from an angle was well saved by Brazil shot-stopper Alisson.A Philippe Coutinho effort from an angle was comfortably saved five minutes before half-time and there were some boos for the host nation at the break.They continued to enjoy the better of the play to begin the second half and thought they had a penalty in the 54th minute.Firmino was brought down by Balbuena and a penalty was awarded, only for a VAR review to see the defender sent off and a free-kick paid just outside the area.Dani Alves fired the free-kick inches wide from 20 yards, while Arthur forced Fernandez into a save in the 70th minute.Brazil somehow squandered two opportunities just four minutes later, Coutinho mistiming a header from Everton’s cross before Jesus volleyed wide from close range.The chances continued to come for Brazil as Paraguay sat deep and they almost struck from a set-piece, but Fernandez did brilliantly to save an Alex Sandro header from Coutinho’s free-kick.Paraguay continued to hold on but only just, Willian’s curling strike from 20 yards beating Fernandez but bouncing off the post.Everton and Coutinho had shots deflected off target deep into additional time as the 10 men of Paraguay managed to get to spot-kicks.Alisson saved Gustavo Gomez’s penalty to give Brazil the early advantage and while Firmino failed to convert, Gonzalez dragged his penalty wide before Jesus sent the hosts through.Vamos fechar com essa imagem que resume o jogo de hoje. Valeu, Alisson! Valeu, #SeleçãoBrasileira!Foto: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/an4gne35wm— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 28, 2019What does it mean? Brazil survive but only justTite’s men had their chances but failed to convert, Paraguay seemingly getting what they wanted by reaching penalties. However, Brazil were too good and remain on track for a first Copa America title since 2007.Alisson, Jesus step up at key momentAlisson enjoyed a sensational season with Liverpool and his fine save from Gomez was the ideal start to the shoot-out for Brazil. Willian, Marquinhos and Coutinho also scored from the spot before Jesus’ sealer.Paraguay continue to trouble BrazilParaguay were unbeaten in their past four Copa America games against Brazil and they gave the South American giants a huge scare. Well organised and prepared to play on the counter-attack, they almost caused a huge upset.Key Opta Facts:- Paraguay and Brazil have drawn 11 times in Copa America history.- Brazil have been involved in the most penalty shoot-outs in Copa America history with nine.- Paraguay have won just one of their past 21 Copa America games.- Brazil made it to the Copa America semi-finals for the first time since 2007.- Fernandez made the joint-most saves – eight – in a game of the past three Copa America tournaments.What’s next?Brazil will face either Argentina or Venezuela in a semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, while Paraguay are left to reflect on their defeat. read morelast_img read more

Baker Mayfield Blasts NFL Analyst For What He Tweeted About Oklahoma

first_imgA closeup of Baker Mayfield without his helmet on.NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the Kansas State Wildcats October 15, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 38-17. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption *** Baker Mayfield;Oklahoma’s football program has been incredibly blessed at the quarterback position over the past two years. The Sooners, of course, were led by Heisman Trophy-winning QB Baker Mayfield last season. This year, former five-star recruit Kyler Murray is under center.Murray has looked incredibly good through two-plus games. He’s thrown for nearly 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game against Iowa State today.NFL analyst Matt Miller weighed in on Murray’s recent success by asking a scout if there are now any concerns about Mayfield.“I text an area scout, ‘Does watching Kyler Murray make you wonder how much of Baker’s success was coaching?’ Reply: ‘I’d be shitting bricks right now.’”I text an area scout, “Does watching Kyler Murray make you wonder how much of Baker’s success was coaching?”Reply: “I’d be shitting bricks right now.”— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 15, 2018Mayfield saw this tweet. He responded.“Lincoln is the best coach in the country. But you’re ignorant if you think Kyler isn’t talented. Pure ignorance. Not your first take that shows your lack of actual knowledge,” he responded.Lincoln is the best coach in the country. But you’re ignorant if you think Kyler isn’t talented. Pure ignorance. Not your first take that shows your lack of actual knowledge.— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) September 15, 2018Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, looked good in the preseason for the Cleveland Browns. Hue Jackson is starting Tyrod Taylor behind center in the regular season, though.Oklahoma, meanwhile, is up 31-24 on Oklahoma midway through the third quarter.last_img read more

New Injury Update For Texas QB Sam Ehlinger

first_imgSam Ehlinger of Texas attempts to throw a passDALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger injured his shoulder two weeks ago. The Longhorns were on a bye this weekend, so he hasn’t missed any games yet. Here’s the latest on his status.Head coach Tom Herman provided an update on Ehlinger today. It’s a promising one.Ehlinger is on schedule with his recovery, according to Herman, and it’s possible he’ll be able to play this weekend. Texas is set to take on Oklahoma State.“I think we’re on track,” Herman told reporters. “We got to see if we continue to stay that way. It’s one thing to throw a football 30 times in a training room to a trainer. It’s another thing to go out there and let the ball rip and roar around the field during a practice.”Ehlinger suffered a shoulder sprain during Texas’ win over Baylor on Oct. 13.Texas is set to practice in pads on Tuesday. We’ll know more about Ehlinger’s status then.The Longhorns and the Cowboys are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

Analyst Names 3 Big Coaches For The USC Football Job

first_imgUSC's cheerleaders with their pompoms at their sides.LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 17: The USC Trojans Song Girls perform in the game with the Syracuse Orangemen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 38-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)The USC football head coaching job hasn’t opened up yet, but many are expecting it to following the Trojans’ loss to UCLA on Saturday afternoon.USC fell below .500 with the loss on Saturday, now needing to upset Notre Dame next weekend in order to get bowl eligibility.The Clay Helton era in Los Angeles appears to be coming to an end. Most are expecting USC to make a change in head coach following the season.Who should USC target if a change is made?One college football analyst has made a suggestion.“If I’m them, I call James Franklin, Kyle Whittingham and Matt Campbell and do whatever it takes to get one of those three,” USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken tweeted.Plaschke raises the point that will be so crucial here: USC needs to look outside the family. But who? If I’m them, I call James Franklin, Kyle Whittingham and Matt Campbell and do whatever it takes to get one of those three— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 18, 2018Franklin appears to be happy at Penn State, though maybe a ton of USC money could entice him. Whittingham, meanwhile, could be interested in making the jump from Utah. And Campbell is certainly deserving of a bigger job, though he’s also being linked to NFL openings.Stay tuned.last_img read more

USC Announces Decision On Head Coach Clay Helton

first_imgA closeup of Clay Helton in his USC gear.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)USC’s football program announced this afternoon a decision on the Trojans’ head coach, Clay Helton, following the end of the regular season.Helton, in somewhat of a surprise, will be returning to the sideline in 2019.USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced the decision with a statement.“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach,” Swann said in a statement.Here’s the full release:“Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach.”USC AD Lynn Swann explains his decision in a letter to the #TrojanFamily. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/wjr1VMv28w— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 25, 2018This is a surprising decision, but not a shocking one. ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit hinted at the possibility of Helton returning during their broadcast of the USC-Notre Dame game on Saturday night.USC would reportedly have to give Helton a gigantic buyout if the Trojans were to fire him, too, and giving him at least one more season would bring that number down.Still, there will be plenty of USC fans upset with the decision to bring Helton back. Several top boosters had reportedly been pressuring the Trojans to make a change.last_img read more

College Football Star Was Injured In “Accident” After Game

first_imgTexas vs. Oklahoma Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)A college football star was reportedly injured in an “accident” after his team’s game this weekend.Texas football star Breckyn Hager suffered a hand injury following the Longhorns’ loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game.The Longhorns confirmed to reporters this afternoon that Hager suffered the injury “in an accident Saturday after the game.”A photo of the injury was posted on Instagram.WARNING: The image is graphic. Also, Texas confirms that DE Breckyn Hager cut his hand “in an accident Saturday after the game.” He’s expected to play in NOLA. He posted this on Instagram and deleted it. pic.twitter.com/6mrmr6SooF— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 4, 2018Hager is believed to be good to go in time for Texas’ bowl game.The Longhorns are set to play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.last_img read more

Top SEC Assistant Coach Reportedly Makes Decision On Future

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 12: General view of fans watch the play in the first half between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field on September 12, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M appears to be getting some good news today. Defensive coordinator Mike Elko is staying in College Station.Elko had reportedly been a candidate for the Temple head coaching vacancy. However, he is staying put, according to multiple reports.Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was first with the news.Source: Mike Elko will return to Texas A&M as defensive coordinator.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 12, 2018The 41-year-old Elko is regarded as one of the top defensive coordinators in the country, so this is big news for the Aggies.Elko arrived at A&M this year after a one-year stint at Notre Dame. He helped the Fighting Irish make massive improvements on defense in 2017, as the program bounced back from a 4-8 campaign in 2016 by winning 10 games.Elko has also been the defensive coordinator at Bowling Green and Wake Forest.Texas A&M went 8-4 in the regular season, earning a trip to the Gator Bowl. They will play NC State at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville on December 31.Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Iowa Lands Arizona State Transfer Michael Sleep-Dalton

first_imgiowa players line up to run onto the field against nebraskaLINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Iowa has bolstered its special teams, with the addition of Arizona State punter Michael Sleep-Dalton as a punter.The Australian punter, who has continuously improved over the last few years, has been interested in a move to the Hawkeyes for a few weeks.He raved about Iowa special teams coach LeVar Woods in a previous interview with Hawkeye Nation:“I really like coach Woods. He’s very relatable and knows what it takes to get from college to the next level. We get along very well,” he said.On Friday, he made the announcement official.Proud to be a Hawkeye! 110% committed, and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. Thank you to @LeVarWoods @ProkickAus @JohnnyPKA, & all the Hawkeye fans for believing in me & showing their love. Can’t wait to put on the black and gold! #swarm19 pic.twitter.com/QXYAHbSwgj— Michael Sleep-Dalton (@mjsleepdalton36) February 1, 2019New Iowa punter Michael Sleep-Dalton was very productive for the Sun Devils last season.He averaged 43.9 yards per punt in his second year at ASU, with 10 punts of 50 or more yards.Sleep-Dalton began his college career at City College of San Francisco, and became the top junior college punter in the country, ahead of his move to Arizona State.He will compete for the starting job, with incumbent starter Colten Rastetter, who averaged just under 39 yards per punt last season.Redshirt sophomore Ryan Gersonde is also expected to compete for the job. He sat out 2018, after averaging 42.5 yards on 13 punts as a true freshman in 2017.Iowa football is coming off of a 9-4 campaign, which culminated in a nice Outback Bowl win over Mississippi State. The Hawkeyes finished with the 44th-ranked special teams, according to the S&P+ analytics system.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate during KXIP vs RCB

first_imgadvertisement No data available! commentary IPL 2019: Virat Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate during KXIP vs RCBVirat Kohli, who led Royal Challengers Bangalore to their first win on Saturday in Mohali, was fined for slow over-rate after the team’s first offense of the season. scorecardcenter_img graphs view more view less Indo-Asian News Service MohaliApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 09:39 IST IPL 2019: Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to their first win of the season on Saturday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate on SaturdayKohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to their first win of IPL 2019 in MohaliKohli led from the front with the bat hitting a 53-ball 67 in RCB’s chase of 174Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) here.As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh on Saturday.Bottom-placed RCB finally ended their winning drought in the ongoing season as Kohli’s scintillating 53-ball 67 followed by AB de Villiers (59* off 38) and Marcus Stoinis’ (28* off 16) fruitful knocks guided them to a thumping eight-wicket victory over KXIP at the I.S. Bindra Stadium.It was the 85-run stand between Kohli and de Villers before the South African got involved in a match-winning 46-run partnership with Stoinis which handed Bangalore a much needed win.Defending 174, Punjab bowlers not only failed in getting wickets but also leaked runs as the visitors crossed the line with four balls to spare.Earlier Chris Gayle played a magnificent knock and finished unbeaten on 99 as he managed just a boundary off the last ball of the innings from Mohammed Siraj.Also Read | We let ourselves down in the field, says R Ashwin after KXIP’s 8-wicket loss vs RCBAlso 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 Virat KohliFollow KXIP vs RCBFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Watch: David Warner’s kind gesture towards Josh Hazlewood is winning hearts

first_imgWatch: David Warner’s kind gesture towards Josh Hazlewood is winning heartsAshes 2019: David Warner was spotted making runs to Josh Hazlewood almost every time the Aussie pacer was to bowl and taking his cap from him to pass it on to the umpire. scorecard commentary graphs India Today Web Desk LeedsAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 15:24 IST David Warner was spotted making runs to Hazlewood almost every time he was to bowl. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWarner took four catches in England’s embarrassing capitulation on day two, after playing a valuable knock of 61 runs on day oneWarner was spotted making runs to Hazlewood almost every time he was to bowl and taking his cap from him to pass it on to the umpireIt saved Hazlewood from walking almost 20 meters before every over which eventually helped him in restoring the energy in his bowlingAustralia set a daunting target of 359 runs of England to win the 3rd Test match and prevent them from retaining the Ashes.However, England played brilliantly on day three and need 203 runs to win with seven wickets in hand. It was Joe Denly and Joe Root’s 126-run partnership which has put England on a dominating position in the match.And if England manages to pull this run chase, would be the second-highest in a Test match at Headingley.David Warner has been at the center of events which have led to Australia dominating the Leeds Test.Warner took four catches in England’s embarrassing capitulation on day two, after playing a valuable knock of 61 runs on day one.However, it was David Warner’s kind gesture towards his team-mate Josh Hazlewood, which caught the attention of fans across Twitter.Warner was spotted making runs to Hazlewood almost every time he was to bowl and taking his cap from him to pass it on to the umpire.Warner jogging to fetch Hazlewood’s cap to save his legs at the start of each over is my new favourite thing. #Ashes pic.twitter.com/VitnsvZr0ICat Jones (@Cricketbatcat) August 24, 2019It saved Hazlewood from walking almost 20 meters before every over which eventually helped him in restoring the energy in his bowling.This is also a perfect example of a team spirit which is on display from the visitors who have come prepared for the Ashes this time around.Warner is still on the nose with England fans, who continue to ‘boo’ the batsman each time he comes to and from the crease, but it doesn’t seem to bother him.advertisementAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Ricky Ponting optimistic about Australia’s win in third Ashes TestAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Australia vs EnglandFollow David Warner No data available! advertisement view more view less Nextlast_img read more

Shortcut: The App That Brings the Barber to You

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Most grooming establishments maintain hours that don’t work for the average working stiff. For the 9-5 guy who prefers to leave his grooming needs in the hands of a professional, getting a haircut usually means spending a lunch hour or a precious weekend afternoon planted in the barber chair. Until now.A new app called Shortcut makes summoning a talented barber to your home, office, or hotel as easy as ordering an Uber. Shortcut is the brainchild of three friends, Irvin Slobodskaya, Will Newton and Jeff Umansky, and born out of personal necessity. “I had grown frustrated by the fact that often times my busy schedule prohibited me from getting an appointment at my favorite barbershops, especially when I really needed a cut quickly and I didn’t have time to plan ahead,” says Slobodskaya. “After talking to friends, family and colleagues, I realized there was a void in the market and that’s how it began.” So the trio made it way more convenient to get a trim: Simply complete a brief profile and a barber, picked based on your needs and location, will be delivered to your door like a pizza for slightly more dough ($75 to be exact). And this can all be done between the hours of 8am and midnight.Suddenly, you have no excuse for looking like Shaggy. Unless, you happen to live outside of New York City, which is the only city currently serviced by the app (though other locales are in the founders’ sights). Order up, New Yorkers!last_img read more

2Bar’s Small-Barrel Bourbon Tastes Like a 12-Year After Just a Few Months

first_img The Best American Liqueur The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.Ever have one of those awkward moments where you think she’s 18, but come to find out she’s waaay younger? I mean, I’m usually a pretty good at judging age, but a couple weekends ago I experienced this exact situation — with a bottle of bourbon whiskey.I was at a trade show for Northwestern distillers, at a booth for a distillery called 2Bar Spirits. After a first sip that left me feeling weak in the knees, I asked the guy behind the counter how long it was aged for. His reply? Thirteen months.I almost spit out my drink. Here I was, getting all googly-eyed over a glass of hooch that tasted old enough to vote, and this guy tells me it’s just barely over a year old. My mind was blown. What kind of black magic was this?Turns out, it wasn’t black magic at all; it was just 2Bar’s unorthodox aging process. Not only do these guys mash, ferment, and distill their booze from the ground up using locally-grown grains; they also age it in smaller barrels — just 15 gallons instead of the usual 55 gallon variety that most distillers use.What’s the advantage of aging in smaller casks? Well, aside from the fact that you can carry more of ’em on a forklift, smaller-volume barrels tend to speed up the aging process and help the booze develop flavors an accelerated rate. The reason bourbon makers leave their elixir in barrels for 8 to 12 years is because when you’re aging 55-gallons of whiskey, it takes a long time for the booze to extract tannins and vanillins from the charred oak. With a smaller barrel though, you get a higher surface-area-to-liquor ratio, so the chemical reactions needed to mellow the alcohol and develop the flavor profile occur more rapidly. Therefore, all those wonderful oaky flavors that would take years to achieve in a full-size 55-gallon barrel can be achieved in just a few months.Now to be fair, 2Bar isn’t the only distillery that does this — but in my humble opinion they’re doing it better than a lot of distilleries that are decades older. The company is barely two years old, and already they’re making some of the best young bourbon I’ve had in recent memory. I can’t wait to see what they’re producing a few years from now.Go find yourself a bottle. Immediately. You’ll be blown away. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Our Neighbors to the North: Beard Care Products from Les Industries Groom

first_img How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Grow and Maintain Stubble There comes a point in every bewhiskered man’s life when the stubble goes scraggly, the itch sets in, and a lack of grooming and trimming morphs into a full-on facial hair fracas. When confronted with this dilemma, most men are content to throw in the towel and reach for the razor, but with the right beard care products, you can take your scraggly face from shaggy to stylish.Related: A Beginner’s Guide to Beard GroomingStarted in 2013 by three friends in Montreal, Les Industries Groom, is a Quebecois company focused on producing high-quality, all-natural, hand-made grooming and beard care products for today’s whiskered gentlemen. With so many unpronounceable ingredients in the mostly unregulated big-name grooming market, the guys at Groom decided to buck that trend and instead went with what they know—and what they know is natural.Groom is dedicated to using no artificial scents, coloring-agents, parabens, or petroleum-derived products. The company makes all of their offerings “in small batches to guarantee freshness and quality,” says co-founder Julien Blanchard. “We approach our products with a clear mind, free of the dogmas of the cosmetic world. We take the time to find effective alternatives to parabens, petroleum and silicon, with no compromise on the performance or quality of the products. Some of our essential oils are also harvested from local species of evergreen and our beeswax also comes from a local producer.”We reviewed Les Industries Groom’s full line of natural beard care products, including their beard wash, beard oils, and beard balm. Here are our thoughts.Beard WashYou wouldn’t use bar soap on your hair, so why are you using shampoo on your beard? Shampoos are often harsh, with chemical agents used to strip oil from the hair and the skin, leaving both dry and dull. Lathering up with a squirt of Suave is also not the best method for taming your beard tangles. Instead, look to a wash specifically geared toward your facial hair.Groom’s beard wash combines the conditioning properties of natural essential oils such as pine needle oil, juniper berry oil, and cedar-wood oil, with the cooling effect of menthol for a refreshing, nourishing, and invigorating wash. We loved this wash for its minty-morning wake-up factor and its post-wash, absolutely clean feeling. Slip this beard wash into your morning shower routine and you’ll be smelling woodsy, feeling spry, and looking sly, all before seven o’clock.$25 CAD for 250 mlBeard OilIt is a law of nature that, at a certain point, your beard will begin to itch, and not just a little. So, to save yourself all that scratching, opt instead for a few drops of beard oil. Used to moisturize and condition not only your beard, but also the skin underneath, beard oils are an essential tool in any man’s grooming vanguard. After cleansing, simply rub a few drops between your hands and massage thoroughly into your beard. The oils will tame any unruly flyaway whiskers and the scented essential oils will leave you feeling energized.Original ScentGroom’s original-scented beard oil is a fragrant bouquet of pine, bergamot, and lavender, and contains a nourishing base of argan, jojoba, coconut, macadamia, and hempseed oils. Sourced locally from a small producer that makes hemp products of exceptional quality for both cosmetics and culinary purposes, Groom’s hempseed oil is used for its outstanding properties when applied to both skin and hair. Blanchard notes, “It’s a dry oil (leaving no greasiness) that helps to nourish and moisturize, while also being quickly absorbed by the hair and skin. Although it does have a pleasant nutty aroma, it doesn’t impact much on the fragrance.”Tobacco ScentWe were a little skeptical to take this beard oil for a spin due to it’s tobacco inspired scent, but boy were we wrong. As Blanchard puts it, “The tobacco beard oil does regularly raise eyebrows just with the name of the fragrance; but to be fair, the scent is composed of 12 essential oils, among which you will find sandalwood, spikenard, pepper, vanilla and aniseed, to name but a few.” With a husky aroma and non-greasy formula, Groom’s tobacco scented beard oil is perfect for an occasion where you want to make a well-groomed and aromatic impression.Les Industries Groom’s Beard Oils come in a 30 or 60ml classy amber-glass bottle with an integrated glass dropper.$28 CAD for 30 mlBeard BalmMuch like a beard oil, a beard balm is meant to moisturize, nourish, and tame your facial hair, but with one extra feature: protection from the elements. Made with shea butter, hempseed oil, coconut oil and locally sourced beesewax, Groom’s beard balm is an excellent addition to your winter hair care routine. Not only does it provide a protective coating for your facial hair, but shea butter and coconut oil also soften while they condition. The balm, however, is extremely thick and sticky, so a little goes a long way. And be sure to do as the directions instruct and warm a tiny amount with the heat of your hands before applying liberally to your beard–otherwise you’ll just look waxy. With a woody, citrusy scent, highlighted by notes of natural beeswax, this beard balm smells as luxurious as our beard will feel.$25 CAD for 60mlThe TakeawayWe have to give props to Groom for their devotion to all-natural beard care products. They are an excellent example of what we can expect from cosmetic lines in the future. Lacking harsh chemicals, solvents, and scents, this beard care line can be used daily without the worry of drying or dermatological reactions. With locally sourced, natural, good-for-you ingredients, be sure to make space in your shave kit for our friendly neighbors from the north, Les Industries Groom.Les Industries Groom products are prepared, tested, and produced in Montreal, Canada. All pricing is in Canadian Dollars.  How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard last_img read more

Shore Thing: 10 Beach Essentials Every Guy Needs

first_imgChanneyIsn’t summer just the best? As things keep warming up, like many people, we’re headed straight for the beach. Nothing is better than sand and sun, but it’s easy to get bogged down with too much gear. How can you pack everything you need without spending half your beach day making trips back to the car? Here are our top ten beach essentials for keeping things clean and concise without sacrificing fun.A Quality TowelDock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towels – $24As far as beach towels go, the best come down to three things: size, softness, and ease of cleaning. Dock & Bay’s beach towels tackle all three and manage to squeeze eye-catching designs into the mix as well. They’re made with smooth microfiber, so they repel sand and dry three times faster than cotton. They’re available in multiple sizes, including an XL that’s just right for spreading out on the sand, and they come with a compact carrying case for easy travel. We especially love the Festival collection.See ItKeep Your CoolClevermade Collapsible Cooler – $30You can hardly spend a day under the summer sun without ice-cold refreshments, so you’re gonna need a cooler. This design from Clevermade holds true to its branding: in addition to holding up to 50 cans of choice beverage (plus ice), it collapses flat for easy storage. Its leak-proof interior will keep drinks cold for up to 36 hours, and the material quickly wipes clean when you’re ready to tuck it away. Not into this one? There are plenty out there to choose from.See ItFun in the SunBocce Ball Set – $40Bocce is a classic beach game. It’s easy to learn, extremely portable, and lends itself perfectly to a sandy playing field. This set is simple, well-crafted, and comes with everything you need to enjoy the game – including a zip-up carrying case for easy transport.See ItBucketBall Beach Edition – $50In case you’ve never heard of BucketBall, here’s a rundown: it’s basically a giant, beach-friendly version of everyone’s favorite college classic, Beer Pong. Instead of solo cups, your targets in BucketBall are, unsurprisingly, large buckets. This set comes with 12 buckets, two game balls, a handy tote bag, and instructions on how to play (ha! As if you’ll need those!). Much like its tabletop counterpart, the game is surprisingly fun given its simple concept. Heck, it’s enjoyable even if you don’t use it as a means for getting drunk by the ocean. Plus, you can buy fun accessories, including floating bucket racks so you set them up in water.See ItHouse of Marley Chant Sport BT – $80House of Marley is dedicated to two things: superb sound quality and responsible products. Everything they make is constructed of sustainable materials, including this handsome Bluetooth speaker. Its waterproof and dust-resistant design make it a perfect beach day companion. It includes an attached carabiner clip for easy portability, and its shape and size are designed so it will fit conveniently into most cup holders. With 8 hours of playtime, you can enjoy your favorite summer jams all day long – and feel good about protecting the planet at the same time.See ItBeach BagOdyseaCo XXL Mesh Beach Bag – $29Ya gotta get all these beach treasures out to the sand somehow and we’d recommend doing so with OdyseaCo’s XXL Mesh Beach bag. For starters, it’s absolutely massive (24” x 18” x 08”) so it’ll fit just about anything you want to stuff in there. It also includes 7 large exterior pockets for essentials like sunscreen and flip-flops, with one interior pocket made with waterproof fabric and a hidden zipper to keep your electronics and other valuables safe. The base is waterproof, too, so no need to worry if the surf sweeps around it as the tide rolls in. An interior carabiner clip will save you the headache of digging for your keys amongst all the goodies you’ve got stashed inside and padded handles make it comfortable to carry even when it’s filled to the brim.See ItBeach ChairsOstrich Deluxe Beach Chair – $119What’s in a beach chair? Well, if you’re lucky, portability, durability, comfort, and clever design. And wouldn’t you know it, this Deluxe Chair from Ostrich has all four. Made with heavy duty polyester on an aluminum frame, the chair has five adjustable back positions and three adjustable footrest positions. It sits 12” off the ground so you can assume maximum lounge position and fit snugly under your favorite tent, umbrella, or canopy. It also has an attached pillow and an open/close face cavity and arm holes to let you enjoy the sun’s sweet kisses on your back without suffocating or wrenching your head awkwardly to one side. The wooden armrests are equipped with storage for small essentials, including a cup holder. To top it all off, an attached carrying strap makes it a breeze to tote to the beach and back.See ItCabanaCoolCabanas 3 – $119 – 139Although we like to think of beach days as time spent under a bright summer sun, a reliable shady respite is just as important. Umbrellas don’t always offer the coverage you’re looking for, and tents can be a frustrating hassle to set up. We recommend investing in the CoolCabanas 3 – a full, glorious beach cabana that pops open as easily as your classic umbrella. Just pop open the rig from the center stake and fill the four corner pouches with sand for stability. Then sit back and relax. When you’re ready to head home, pack it back into the carrying case and you’re on your way.See ItA Wagon for Your HaulMac Sports Folding Utility Wagon – $146If you’re going all out and a tote won’t cut it, pick up this handy utility wagon to transport your beachy haul. Its 36” x 21” x 25” interior can hold up to 150lbs of oceanside goodies, and the fold-out table has two cup holders to hold your tropical libations while you chill. Thick, heavy duty wheels and an adjustable handle make it easy for anyone to maneuver on sand and the durable fabric is easy to clean. The whole thing collapses into a neat little package for easy storage.See ItLeave the Sand at the BeachBeach Be Gone – $12When the summer sun sets and it’s time to pack it in, there’s just one more item you’ll want to have on hand. Olita’s Beach Be Gone is a gentle body powder you sprinkle over your skin to remove sand and keep it from coating the interior of your car. The powder comes in fragrances like Coconut, Tangerine, and Cool Surf to freshen you up a bit too (there’s also a fragrance-free version). As Olita says, “leave the sand at the beach, not on your seat!”See ItNow that you’re equipped with our top ten list of beach essentials, all that’s left to do is decide which ocean-side respite to visit next. Get out there and soak up some sun!Article originally published June 13, 2017. Last updated June 21, 2018. 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniclast_img read more