10 months agoAlaves winger Ibai Gomez interesting Leicester

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alaves winger Ibai Gomez interesting Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlaveswinger Ibai Gomez is interesting Leicester City.The Leicester Mercury says Leicester are keen on landing Gomez.Foxes boss Claude Puel has played down his side needing a new striker ahead of the January transfer window, but Gomez is on their radar.The 29-year-old winger is currently on the books at Alaves, and may consider a switch to the Premier League. last_img read more

a month agoBrighton boss Graham Potter satisfied with Newcastle point

first_imgBrighton boss Graham Potter satisfied with Newcastle pointby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter couldn’t fault his players’ application in their goalless draw against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.The Seagulls produced a dominant display in front of the Sky Sports cameras, enjoying 71% of the possession, but neither side was able to break the deadlock and Potter shared his thoughts after the game.He said, “You just have to take the result in the end, but I thought our performance was really good.“We had some good opportunities, one cleared off the line, a disallowed goal, and got into their attacking third often.“It’s so hard to control everything because the crowd are so involved in the game. Andy Carroll came on and made it very frantic towards the end.“But overall, I’m delighted with the players’ performance levels and application. I’m just disappointed that we didn’t take three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Former Kentucky G James Young Is Wearing The “Succeed and Proceed” Tee At Celtics’ Practice

first_imgA closeup of a Nike basketball with Kentucky's logo on it.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 09: A basketball with a Kentucky Wildcats logo sits on the floor during the game against the Georgetown College Tigers at Rupp Arena on November 9, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)James Young took John Calipari’s “succeed and proceed” mantra to heart, as the talented guard spent one season at Kentucky before leaving for the NBA. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound shooting guard went No. 17 to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft. So it makes sense that Young, who averaged 14.3 points a game for the Wildcats in 2013-14, would sport one of Kentucky’s famed T-shirts. Here’s the shooting guard wearing a Kentucky “Succeed And Proceed” tee at a Celtics’ practice. James Young sporting the UK “Succeed and Proceed” at Celtics practice… pic.twitter.com/HZ91BNvwdO— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 22, 2015Young’s team, the Celtics, could stand to do some more succeeding in the NBA Playoffs. Boston currently trails Cleveland, 2-0, in the first round.last_img read more

College Football’s Top 10 Recruiting Classes Of The 21st Century

first_imgGraphic shows the top recruiting classes from 21st century. Will one of these top 2016 recruiting classes become legendary?Will one of these top 2016 recruiting classes become legendary?Tomorrow is National Signing Day, and there is some serious drama in the race for the No. 1 class. LSU and Ohio State have been dueling it out for the top spot for weeks now, while recruiting powerhouse Alabama is poised to make a big jump. Recruiting rankings aren’t perfect, but they are a strong indicator of future performance. Alabama routinely signs the best classes, and under Nick Saban, it has four national championships to show for it.However, the No. 1 class does not always beget championships. Realistically, it takes four or five years to truly judge a recruiting class, once the players have matriculated and they’ve made their marks on the collegiate gridiron. Whether No. 1 or outside the Top 10, the best classes win championships, and often produce top NFL Draft picks, who turn into pro stars, who the next crop of recruits idolize as coaches blow up their phones. Recruiting rankings and websites have truly turned into a cottage industry in the last 15 years. In that time frame, a number of classes of really stand out above the rest. Here are the ten best recruiting classes of the 21st Century.Next: No. 10 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

Lukaku prepared to be patient at Man Utd

first_imgRomelu Lukaku is prepared to be patient at Manchester United as he seeks to force his way back ahead of Marcus Rashford in the striking pecking order.Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inherited the reins at Old Trafford, the Belgium international has often found himself stuck on the bench.He is yet to start a Premier League fixture under the Red Devils’ interim boss, having previously been granted compassionate leave in December which saw him miss two games. 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? Others have impressed in his absence, with Rashford starring in a central role after being moved inside from the role on the flanks that he often occupied under Jose Mourinho.Anthony Martial is also pushing for more minutes, and was among the goals after being introduced alongside Rashford in a 3-1 FA Cup victory over Arsenal.Lukaku was included from the off at Emirates Stadium and teed up efforts for Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard, but he is aware that he will have to earn a regular place under Solskjaer amid unwelcome talk of a possible move elsewhere.He told reporters: “Yes, you have to be patient at the end of the day I had to go away for personal reasons I came back and me and the manager had a good conversation.“I know it is going to take a lot of steps but you know I am closer than ever to my best and I’m really happy.“The dressing room is strong. We are a tight knit group. When we went to Dubai for warm wather training we had a good time together.“We are friends also off the pitch and we spend time together. We always have a lot of banter.”Anthony Martial Jesse Lingard Manchester United FA CupLukaku insists that a spell out of the side has not impacted on his professional relationship with those who provide direct competition.He added: “It is tough and intense – but in a good way. It’s all about the team.“We try to push each other to make sure we win because we know that we are still not in the greatest position in the league still but we all want to be in the top positions.“We want to win a trophy as well. The manager has done a great job so yes, credit to him but to the players as well and the team. Everyone wants to play for the team – it’s the team above everything.”United have collected eight successive victories under Solskjaer in all competitions and are looking to make positive progress at home and abroad.They have more Champions League and FA Cup outings to come, while they have also moved to within three points of the Premier League’s top four.Asked if the Red Devils can force their way back into that pack, Lukaku said: “Definitely, yes, why not?“We need to keep going a day at a time and as long as we train and play at the same intensity the teams above us will have to watch out.”United are back in Premier League action on Tuesday when Burnley pay a visit to Old Trafford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Texas Tech Reportedly Interested In Hiring Rival Big 12 Head Coach

first_imgA general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas Tech made the decision to fire Kliff Kingsbury, as the former head coach only won five games this season. While the Red Raiders have not begun their search for a new leader just yet, one candidate is already emerging.If Texas Tech wants to return to its glory days in the Big 12, then hiring an established coach will be crucial.Although it’d require making an intriguing pitch to a conference rival, the Red Raiders have interest in West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, per Don Williams. However, it’s still unclear if he’d covet this job more than his current one with the Mountaineers.Have confirmed with a source that Texas Tech also is interested in bringing WVU coach Dana Holgorsen back to Lubbock. Think Tech folks wanted to keep this quiet, but it’s out there already, and the interest is real.— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 25, 2018Holgorsen clearly knows the conference well, as he’s coached West Virginia since 2011. This season, the Mountaineers won nine games and were just one victory away from playing Texas in the Big-12 Championship.Regardless of Texas Tech’s shortcomings over the past few seasons, it’s still an appealing job.We already know Will Grier is almost on his way out of Morgantown, and perhaps his coach might leave with him.Stay tuned.last_img read more

CFB Insider Has Major Kliff Kingsbury Update

first_imgA closeup of Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury.ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the field before the game against the Baylor Bears on November 25, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Earlier this week, reports suggested former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury landed a new job as the offensive coordinator of the USC Trojans. However, despite the initial report, Kingsbury’s agent revealed the coach did not make a decision on his coaching future.After a night to think about the reported offer from USC, Kingsbury has reportedly still not decided whether or not he wants to coach with Clay Helton. According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Kingsbury and USC are “still working on a possible deal.”No agreement has been made yet, though.As of this morning, Kliff Kingsbury and #USC are still working on a possible deal to make him Trojans’ offensive coordinator, according to a source very close to the situation. No agreement yet.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 30, 2018The former Texas Tech head coach reportedly received several offers from NFL teams to join their staff an an assistant. Several reports suggested the Dallas Cowboys will make an offer to Kingsbury, though that hasn’t come to fruition just yet.Will he stay in the college ranks or head to the pros? Stay tuned for the latest coaching news.last_img read more

Major Program Reportedly Has ‘Serious Interest’ In QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama junior quarterback Jalen Hurts has reportedly hit the NCAA’s transfer portal, allowing other schools to contact him about a move.247Sports’ Barton Simmons first reported the news.From a source: Jalen Hurts’ name is now in the transfer portal.— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) January 9, 2019Hurts has already been linked to several major programs, including Maryland, which is considered by some to be the frontrunner.The Terrapins hired Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Mike Locksley, so it makes sense that Hurts would consider following him to College Park, Maryland.Maryland isn’t the only major program with interest, though.SB Nation is reporting that Florida State, which struggled a lot in 2018, is interested.“Florida State has serious interest, a source told SB Nation’s Bud Elliott,” SB Nation reports.FSU will be interested, per source. https://t.co/F7IlU2ZakH— Bud Elliott ? (@BudElliott3) January 9, 2019Stay tuned.last_img read more

Analyst Reveals Why Jalen Hurts Picked Oklahoma Over Everyone Else

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts will be playing for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2019, as the former Alabama quarterback announced his transfer decision today.The Crimson Tide quarterback announced his decision in a piece for The Players’ Tribune.Hurts chose Oklahoma over several other major programs, including Miami and Maryland. Auburn reportedly made a “late push” for Hurts, too.The decision to transfer to Oklahoma isn’t a surprising one, as the Sooners have had incredible success with transfer QBs in recent years (Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray).One college football analyst thinks another aspect was at play, though.Recruiting insider Mike Farrell says that Hurts chose Oklahoma, in part, because of the potential of facing Alabama in the College Football Playoff.“I’m told one of the things Jalen Hurts wanted the most in a transfer school is the chance to play and beat #Bama in the playoff. #Sooners could give him that chance,” he tweeted.I’m told one of the things Jalen Hurts wanted the most in a transfer school is the chance to play and beat #Bama in the playoff. #Sooners could give him that chance.— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) January 16, 2019Oklahoma will undoubtedly be a College Football Playoff contender in 2019, as the Sooners should start the season ranked inside the top 10.The Crimson Tide should get back there, as well. Alabama will likely start the 2019 season ranked No. 2 in the country.An Alabama-Oklahoma matchup would be a ton of fun, too.last_img read more

Former Alabama Star Joining Nick Saban’s Staff

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)After seeing several of his assistants depart for the NFL and other college jobs, Nick Saban has gotten to work replenishing his staff.According to BamaOnLine, Saban is adding former special teams ace Vinnie Sunseri as a graduate assistant this coming Fall.Sunseri split time as a defensive back and a special teams player from 2011 to 2013. He was a part of Alabama’s back-to-back national title teams in 2011 and 2012.During his three years with the Crimson Tide, Sunseri recorded 105 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four interceptions, two pick-sixes, five passes defended and a fumble recovery.New Chapter… Same school?? pic.twitter.com/jJiFro9g04— Vinnie Sunseri (@vsunseri3) January 17, 2019After leaving school following his junior year, Sunseri was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent two years in New Orleans but only played sparingly.He joined the Patriots in 2016 but was cut and signed to the 49ers practice squad the next week. He was promoted to the 49ers’ active roster late in the 2016 season but was released early in 2017.Sunseri joins an Alabama staff that has lost a significant number of staffers this off-season.Assistant head coach Dan Enos has gone to Miami (FL), offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is now head coach of Maryland, wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is now at Michigan, defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is now with the Browns, and offensive line coach Brent Key has gone to Purdue.last_img read more

Nebraska QB Coach Describes What Adrian Martinez Can Improve

first_img Martinez played in 11 of Nebraska’s game last season, completing 64.6-percent of his passes for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns. The Huskers’ poor defense resulted in a 0-6 start, however.Nebraska managed to turn things around after the mid-season point, winning four of five games and almost upsetting Ohio State. But the team lost its final game of the season to Iowa on a last-second field goal.Martinez needed reconstructive shoulder surgery when he was in high school, and his arm should only improve as time goes by. He has also been wearing a knee brace since last year, and it is unknown when exactly he’ll be able to get it removed.[Lincoln Journal Star] Adrian Martinez throws a pass for Nebraska.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws a first half pass while playing the Michigan Wolverines on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Quarterback Adrian Martinez was one of the lone bright spots for Nebraska in a disappointing 2018 season. Now with a year of experience under his belt, the team expects Martinez to improve by leaps and bounds in 2019.Per the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco revealed that there are several ways he expects Martinez will improve next season. He noted that Martinez will be working to correct issues with his footwork, which should in turn improve some of his throws.“Some of those throws that maybe we missed ball placement-wise last year aren’t going to be (missed),” Verduzco said of Martinez’s footwork progress. “When his feet are better, his eyes will be better. He’ll get to his initial response faster. So just cleaning up those sorts of things will be a tremendous help for him.”Martinez himself pointed to his decision making, a natural area of improvement for a quarterback from his freshman to sophomore season.“Obviously, my overall game needs to improve,” Martinez said. “Certain decisions I made in key situations, I would love to take back. That happened in a few different games, and having that experience has allowed me to get better and better.”last_img read more

Baylor Cupp, No. 1 TE In 2019 Class, Suffers Likely Season-Ending Injury

first_img The head coach revealed Cupp go rolled up on and needed a plate put into his ankle to stabilize the injury.“He had a plate put on his ankle, tibia, on the lower part of his leg,” Fisher said to the Dallas Morning News. “He’ll be out for a while. Just got rolled up on. That was the only major injury we had in the scrimmage. …“Baylor was playing really good football. He was actually having a really good scrimmage, doing a really nice job. We hate to see that, but he’ll get healed up and get back. He’s still going to be one heck of a player and he was having a heck of a camp.”Cupp was the No. 1 tight end recruit in the country. He was expected to play a significant role in the offense after the Aggies lost Jace Sternberger to the 2019 NFL draft. Fans at Texas A&M for a game vs. Arkansas.COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of fans cheering during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The No. 1 tight end in the 2019 recruiting class suffered a devastating injury in camp this week.Texas A&M tight end Baylor Cupp suffered a broken leg, Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed on Tuesday night.It’s a massive blow to the offense, where Cupp figured to be one of the biggest instant-impact players in the country.Fisher said Cupp “will be out for a while,” but when describing his injury, it looks to be season-ending.last_img read more

ESPN Releases SEC Power Rankings After Week 1

first_imgAuburn freshman quarterback Bo Nix throws a pass.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One week into the college football season and we’ve already had some surprises featuring SEC teams.Five teams lost their openers, with South Carolina and Tennessee blowing leads in doing so. The Vols suffered the most embarrassing defeat of Week 1, losing at home to Georgia State.Auburn registered the league’s biggest win, rallying to beat Oregon in the final seconds. The magnitude of that W is reflected in ESPN’s SEC power rankings.ESPN updates its conference power rankings weekly. The first ones for the SEC were released on Tuesday. ESPN’s SEC power rankings after Week 1 are as follows:AlabamaGeorgiaAuburnLSUTexas A&MFloridaMississippi StateKentuckyArkansasMissouriSouth CarolinaVanderbiltOle MissTennesseeLSU and Texas A&M have the best chances to make noise and move up in the rankings this weekend. The Tigers are on the road at Texas, a top-10 opponent, while the Aggies are facing top-ranked Clemson in Death Valley.We’ll also see which of the five Week 1 losers are able to bounce back, and which of the nine 1-0 teams falls from the ranks of the unbeaten.last_img read more

This woman has a unique dandruff home remedy: Wash your hair with urine

first_imgThis woman has a unique dandruff home remedy: Wash your hair with urineFormer sports teacher Miriam Lancewood started washing her hair with urine after she got a bad bout of dandruff during her first winter away in the wilderness in New Zealand.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 20:15 IST Talking in a podcast, Miriam revealed that washing hair with morning urine works really well.What is your go-to solution for dandruff? We are guessing many of you would recommend home remedies like lime juice, cold curd massages, or other things. But have you ever thought of using urine to wash your hair to get rid of dandruff?Miriam Lancewood, a former teacher-turned-wilderness explorer apparently washes her hair with urine and that has worked well for her, by her own admission.Previously a sports teacher, Miriam ditched the comfort of her home and city life in 2010 and left to live in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband Peter.While speaking to Mamamia’s No Filter podcast, Miriam revealed that almost 9 years ago, when she left with her husband to live in the wild, she did not miss much from the comfortable city life, apart from shampoos.Miriam said she struggled with a bad bout of dandruff during her first winter away from home.However, husband Peter, might have had a trick up his sleeve. She said, “Peter said he’d heard something about the eskimos up north who treat their dandruff with morning urine. I thought I’d give it a go. What does it matter?’The 34-year-old, hailing from Wehl in Holland, recalled peeing in a little tin and wetting her hair to allow it to become more absorbent.She said that she poured the tin of morning urine over her head and she waited until she could smell it. However, Lancewood later washed it off with soap. “It works really well,” she added on the podcast.advertisementThe urine trick is just one of the many unusual things the couple does to make life a little easier in the wild.She also uses charcoal and ash to brush her teeth!ALSO SEE: Author loses necklace with mom’s ashes at airport, post goes viral. Internet saves the dayALSO WATCH: Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zooGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow urineFollow WildFollow New ZealandFollow shampooFollow Trending NewsFollow HairFollow Washinglast_img read more

Honda CB300R to launch on February 8, bike to cost less than Rs 2.5 lakh

first_img Next Honda CB300R to launch on February 8, bike to cost less than Rs 2.5 lakhCB300R is the lightest motorcycle in its category, as claimed by the company, and comes with a compact 286cc, DOHC, four-valve, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine producing 31 bhp of power and 27.5 Nm of torque.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 19:50 IST HIGHLIGHTSCB300R makes use of Honda’s Neo Sports Cafe design language.The motorcycle’s frame is constructed with tubular and pressed steel.CB300R will be available in two colors — Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will tomorrow launch Neo Sports Cafe inspired CB300R in the country. The motorcycle will be available for sale through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route for the domestic market. The company has already confirmed that the bike will be made in India and priced below Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).CB300R is the lightest motorcycle in its category, as claimed by the company, and comes with a compact 286cc, DOHC, four-valve, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine producing 31 bhp of power and 27.5 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox.The motorcycle’s frame is constructed with tubular and pressed steel and the swing arm is manufactured from steel plate that is irregularly shaped in cross section, giving it a bespoke minimalistic look. The tapered handlebars with a 40 degree turning angle ensure a small turning radius for CB300R. The exhaust pipes have been refurbished based on Neo Sports Cafe design language. The 41 mm light-weight inverted front forks help in maintaining balance in all road conditions. Braking duties are performed by 296 mm, hubless floating disc with radial-mount, Nissin 4-piston caliper on the front and 220 mm disc with single piston caliper on the rear. The high specification system gets an innovative IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to give precise front to rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the vehicle posture.The console gives the rider all the required information. Full LED lighting — including on indicators — ensures better visibility. The bike gets a round LED headlight with a built-in signature horseshoe-shaped guide.advertisementCB300R will be available in two colors — Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. The bookings for the motorcycle had commenced last month at select Honda dealerships across India for an amount of Rs 5,000. It is expected to challenge the likes of KTM 390 Duke, BMW G310 R and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki stops production of Ignis, facelift in the worksALSO READ | Ford to launch Endeavour facelift within weeks, the upgraded SUV to challenge Toyota FortunerALSO READ | Lamborghini launches Huracan EVO in India, supercar priced at Rs 3.73 croreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New Honda bikeFollow New Honda motorcycleFollow New bike launchFollow Honda MotorcycleFollow Honda bike launchlast_img read more

Cricketer and accomplice arrested for assaulting Delhi chief selector Amit Bhandari

first_imgCricketer and accomplice arrested for assaulting Delhi chief selector Amit BhandariDDCA chief selector and former India cricketer Amit Bhandari was assauted by 15 individuals on Monday and one of them was an aspirant who was not selected for a cricket tournament.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 23:15 IST Amit Bhandari told the police about the cricketer and that his 14 accomplices attacked him in a statement. (Reuters file Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmit Bhandari was attacked badly with hockey sticks and cricket bats at St. Stephen’s GroundBhandari, who sustained head and leg injuries, is out of dangerDDCA president Rajat Sharma said he has personally spoken to Delhi Police for strictest possible actionDelhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Chief selector Amit Bhandari was, here on Monday, assaulted by an aspirant and his 14 other accomplices after he was not selected for a cricket tournament, a senior police officer said, adding the accused has been arrested.”Bhandari has been admitted to Sant Parmanand Hospital with head and leg injuries. He is out of danger,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said.The incident occurred around 1.30 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Ground in north Delhi when one Shukhwinder Singh, accomplice of Bhandari informed police that a group of 10-15 youth assaulted the former India pacer with sticks and cricket bats.The DDCA chief selector, chairperson of Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 tournament for Delhi Under-23 team, said in a statement that he was attacked by one Anuj Dheda and his other 14 accomplices after he did not select him, the police officer said.”We have arrested Anuj Dheda and his accomplice Naveen from their hideout. Efforts are on to arrest other accomplices,” the DCP said.Earlier, speaking to IANS, DDCA president Rajat Sharma promised strict action against the culprits.Narrating the incident to IANS, Sharma said the assault was carried out by goons hired by a disgruntled player, whose name was missing from the list of probables.”He [Bhandari] was watching this [Syed Mushtaq Ali] match at Stephen’s Ground, and other selectors were also there. One player came up to him and asked why he wasn’t selected and Bhandari told him that the selection was made purely on the basis of merit,” Sharma said. “And then 10-12 people came jumping over a wall and attacked Bhandari.”advertisementSharma said the DDCA has also alerted the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in case of further medical emergency. “He is currently stable and under observation. We have alerted AIIMS, just in case he needs further medical attention,” the DDCA President said.Assuring all help to Bhandari, Sharma, also the editor-in-chief of India TV news channel, said: “He is obviously traumatised and shaken. I assured him of all help and have spoken personally to the Delhi Police officials to take the strictest possible action.”Bhandari also runs a cricket academy.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir furious with assault on Amit Bhandari: Won’t let this slip under the carpetAlso Read | Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda hit on the head during practice match at Eden GardensFor 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 Tags :Follow Amit BhandariFollow DDCAFollow Delhi cricketlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: No room for complacency, says Virat Kohli ahead of team departure

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: No room for complacency, says Virat Kohli ahead of team departureWorld Cup 2019: Virat Kohli said Indian players should be match-ready for their World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5 and urged his men to maintain their intensity throughout the tournament.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 06:52 IST Virat Kohli will lead team India at 2019 World Cup (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli said there is no room for complacency while playing a World CupKohli admitted 2019 World Cup would be the most challenging of all his 3 World Cups so farIndia will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5Virat Kohli warned against complacency ahead of Team India’s departure for the 2019 Cricket World Cup which starts in England from May 30. India face a tough start to the tournament – their first 4 matches are against South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.Virat Kohli has urged his men to be normal but insisted they must maintain their intensity throughout the tournament. The format for the 2019 World Cup is new to every player – it goes back to the 1992 format where each team played each other once before the knockouts.Virat Kohli admitted this would be the most challenging of all his 3 World Cups so far because of the format. Each team plays 9 league games before the semifinals get underway.Kohli, the best batsman in the world, said his players will have no choice but to be match-ready on June 5 for their campaign opener against South Africa.”We have 4 games straight up. We have no room for complacency and that’s why it’s the World Cup. You have to arrive on the first day match-ready and that is the challenge.”All the top football clubs in the world maintain their intensity right from day one for 3-4 months, be it the Premier League or the La Liga,” Kohli told the media hours before the team’s departure for England.Virat Kohli, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning side and the 2015 side which reached the World Cup semifinals in Australia, said he was happy with the balance of his side and expected his players to play good cricket after successful stints in the Indian Premier League.advertisement”The only expectation we have is to play really good cricket and that has been our focus. We are going to the World Cup feeling very well balanced. We expect ourselves to play the best cricket we can,” Kohli said.India will reach England a full 2 weeks before their first match on June 5 and Virat Kohli said it was important to get to the venue early so that the nerves could settle.”It’s always good to go to any place in advance. It gets rid of all the nerves in the World Cup. Playing white ball cricket in England.. the conditions are not that different there as compared to playing Test cricket,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India will be world champions if they play to potential, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | No competition between Hardik Pandya and me: Vijay ShankarAlso 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

Janhvi Kapoor slays gym fashion in halter neck top and mini shorts. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her look, the actress wore a pink halter neck ganji which she paired with a purple sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: The Dhadak actress wore her favourite pair of blue mini shorts with her ganji.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The actress accessorised her look with with a pair of blue and pink chappals along with chunky bracelets.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Janhvi looked gorgeous without any makeup with her after workout glow.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The 22-year-old is currently shooting for her film, Roohiafza in which she will be starring along Rajkummar Rao.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Janhvi KapoorGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. For her look, the actress wore a halter neck ganji which she paired with mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d0b21f0c16961561010672_1552482_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 11:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi Kapoor slays gym fashion in halter neck top and mini shorts. See picsApp headline: Janhvi Kapoor slays gym fashion in halter neck top and mini shorts. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: India men, women’s teams win titles

first_img Next Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: India men, women’s teams win titlesIndia women’s team clinched their maiden Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships title, beating England 3-0 in the final. The men’s team survived a stiff challenge from England in the final in Cuttack on Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India CuttackJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 23:17 IST India women won their maiden Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships title on Friday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia women clinched their first-ever Commonwealth Table Tennis titleIndia men pipped England 3-2 in the final in CuttackMaika Batra has pulled out of individual events at the tournamentIndian men defended their crown beating England while the women blanked Singapore for their maiden title at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack Friday.England tried to change the script but the Indian men brought in a twist to the tale through birthday boy Harmeet Desai to end the English hopes to lift the Host Association’s Cup.The men beat England 3-2 while Indian women defeated England 3-0 to dethrone the defending champions Singapore who had a stranglehold on the trophy since 1997. After having won the Cup for eight consecutive times, their vice-like grip was snapped when they chose to send a weak team.Men, on the other hand, could extend their reign for the second successive time after annexing the title in the previous edition at Surat in 2015. The Indian men had won their first crown in Kuala Lumpur in 2004.Indian Men’s & Women’s team on the victory podium after winning their respective golds at 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2019.#Smash_It #CTTC2019 #Odisha2019 pic.twitter.com/S3KZAWbHm2 Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) July 19, 2019Archana Kamath began it all for India but it took some time before she could shake off her rustiness to overcome Ho Tin-Tin, the promising player of Chinese origin with a pen-holder grip.Archana, when attacked on the forehand, found her returns going awry but her strong backhand rescued her against the Briton. After she won the extended second game, the Indian never looked back to put India on a winning path. Manika Batra decimated Denise Payet and Madhurika woke up from her passive play to tighten the noose around Emily Bolton and England for a 3-0sweep.advertisementHarmeet Desai, celebrating his 26th birthday, not only presented himself a wonderful gift but also brought India from the brink to a face-saving title victory. India, trailing 0-2 in the final, needed Desai to give that spark which was lacking. And he did not disappoint with a fantastic win over McBeath to pave the way for Sathiyan and Sharath to complete the task in their reverse singles.If Sharath was awful against Thomas Jarvis, who is No. 186 in the world, in the opening tie, Sathiyan was equally guilty of plotting his own downfall against Samuel Walker, ranked No. 86. And that too after taking a 2-0 lead. But credit must be given to the two English players, especially Jarvis who not only blocked superbly but had the experienced Sharath in a tangle with his accuracy.Unable to counter him, Sharath threw in the towel earlier than one had expected him to.Sathiyan faced a determined Walker who inched his way slowly but surely to first draw level and up the ante in the decider, keeping a sizeable lead. But Sathiyan was able to break the shackled and twice levelled the score at 7-7, 8-8 before the Briton romped home winners to give a nice cushion (2-0).Desai then defeated David McBeath to provide the much-needed oxygen and India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.Manika Batra pulls out of Individual events, starting July 20Manika Batra, who withdrew at the eleventh hour from singles and doubles, forced the referee to re-draw the seeding list this afternoon. Manika informed TTFI and the referee of her pullout this morning, citing her indisposition. She, however, played her part and helped India win the women’s crown.The results (Team): Men: Final: India bt England 3-2 (A. Sharath Kamal lost to Thomas Jarvis 7-11, 8-11, 4-11; G. Sathiyan lost to Samuel Walker 11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 8-11, 8-11; Harmeet Desai bt David McBeath 4-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8; G. Sathiyan bt Thomas Jarvis 11-2, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4; Sharath Kamal bt Samuel Walker 15-13, 12-10, 11-6).Women: Final: India bt England 3-0 (Archana Girish Kamath bt Ho Tin-Tin 8-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9; Manika Batra bt Denise Payet 11-6, 11-4, 11-3; Madhurika Patkar bt Emily Bolton 11-9, 11-7, 11-6).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 Table TennisFollow G SathiyanFollow Manika BatraFollow Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2019last_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Levi’s EKOCYCLE

first_imgThere are all sorts of denim heads out there but musician and producer will.i.am is taking his love of the jean to another level with his movement, EKOCYCLE.Together with Coca-Cola, will.i.am and EKOCYCLE have joined efforts to launch this brand initiative to motivate companies and people to live more sustainably (and make it sound really cool to do so). EKOCYCLE helps identify products such as plastic bottles and aluminum cans that can be recycled into fashionable and valuable lifestyle products. Previously Adidas, the NBA, Beats by Dr. Dre and New Era have worked with the organization.Recently EKOCYCLE paired up with Levi’s to launch a limited edition 501Ⓡ Waste read more