Rangers veteran McAuley backing move for Southampton midfielder Davisby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers veteran Gareth McAuley has backed a move for Southampton midfielder Steven Davis.McAuley believes that his Northern Ireland team-mate would be an ideal addition.”I don’t know if it’s on the cards, but he’s certainly the player who has been here before, who has captained the club and knows what it’s about,” said McAuley.”The last time I spoke to Steven was at the last international game. He was keeping his cards close to his chest.”I know he’s frustrated that he’s not playing football and, if the opportunity is there for him and things are right with Southampton, then I’m sure that he would love to (come back).”It’s an amazing club. I can’t think of anywhere better to play.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe insists Faria influence not stretching to transfer policyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has played down the influence of new coach Hugo Faria on transfer policy.The former Portugal under-20 international recently joined the Dorset club as a first-team assistant coach. Howe bolstered his squad over the summer with the signings of Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico from La Liga outfits Levante and Leganés, respectively.However, he played down suggestions Cherries would prioritise foreign recruits in future transfer windows following Faria’s arrival.“I wouldn’t draw too many conclusions from it but we have a group of players who need to be communicated with perfectly,” said Howe to the Daily Echo.“We can’t take chances on information which may get lost. For that alone, it was important.”
DONE DEAL: Iborra leaves Leicester for Villarrealby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVicente Iborra has left Leicester City for Villarreal. The Spanish midfielder made 37 appearances for the Foxes since joining from Sevilla in July 2017.A statement on the Villarreal website read: “Iborra is an experienced midfielder who is dominant in the air. “He has quality in front of goal, timing his runs from deep to perfection. He is a prestigious signing for the Yellow Submarine.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@timringTVNotre Dame hosts its senior day today in South Bend, and when it was Sheldon Day’s turn to greet his mother on the field, things got pretty emotional. Day’s mom couldn’t quite wait for him to hit midfield, so she jogs up to meet him, the two do a special handshake, and then emotionally embraced. It was a fantastic moment:Sheldon Day’s mom doesn’t wait for her son at midfield. Great Senior Day moment at Notre Dame Stadium pic.twitter.com/9vSKZ4PJPK— Tim Ring (@timringTV) November 14, 2015Notre Dame leads Wake Forest 21-0 early in the second quarter.
Real Madrid are set to make a formal offer for River Plate star Exequiel Palacios “in the coming days”, according to agent Renato Corsi.Palacios helped River to Copa Libertadores glory in December and the talented 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with Madrid and La Liga rivals Barcelona.River president Rodolfo D’Onofrio last month said Madrid were planning further negotiations to sign Palacios, who made his Argentina debut in September. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Corsi revealed a transfer to send Palacios to the Santiago Bernabeu is at an advanced stage.”The leaders of River got together with Real Madrid in Abu Dhabi,” Corsi told La Oral Deportiva de Radio Rivadavia.”In the coming days there will be a formal offer and the operation is quite advanced.”The family, Exequiel and I want him to go in June and Real Madrid don’t have a problem with him staying at River until then.”Corsi added: “Real Madrid want him and supposedly River will sell. They agree, so between Monday and Tuesday the formal proposal will be presented.”
After Sweden’s pre-match press conference, head coach Peter Gerhardsson wandered around the Stade de Lyon’s carpet-like turf.“This will be impressive,” he said, ahead of their Women’s World Cup semi-final clash with the Netherlands. He was wrong. If the United States, through to their third successive final after beating England yesterday, were looking for something to learn from this game, it’s that they have little to fear on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Jackie Groenen’s arrowed strike would eventually see the Netherlands through in extra time, winning 1-0 after a gruelling 120 minutes of football, but now they face a long road to recovery before Sunday’s final – all with a day less to do so, too.Static going forward and lacking creativity in the middle, it was not a performance we have become accustomed to seeing from Sarina Wiegman’s side given the star quality throughout their front line, key in helping them surprise all by winning the 2017 Euros.It may have been a come down from the pure exhilaration of yesterday’s semi-final between England and the USA, but few would complain at voting this the worst game of the tournament.Vivianne Miedema, the Netherlands’ 22-year-old star who broke the country’s scoring record earlier this month, was as isolated as ever, with Lieke Martens, The Best FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2017, hauled off at half time.For Sweden, their creative spark, Kosovare Asllani, struggled before being stretchered off with a serious-looking injury, with the contrasting colours of orange and yellow behind opposite goals the most eye-catching aspect of a very cagey affair.But what Jill Ellis and her coaching team will know if that they will have to work much, much harder to break down the Netherlands in the final than they did England in the semi-final.While the Lionesses were shaky at the back, suspect to errors and messy in their marking, the Oranje were tight and compact, allowing Sweden little to no opportunity in breaking them down.Dominique Bloodworth and Stefanie van der Gragt were immense, with Desiree van Lunteren unbeatable down the right-hand side – the latter particularly pleasing for Wiegman given Christen Press’ display against England and Megan Rapinoe’s potential return for the final.When Sweden did break through, they found Sari van Veenendaal in their way. Her reflex save in the first half to deny Lina Hurtig was impressive enough, but a fingertip save to push Nilla Fischer’s strike onto the post was even better.There was no glitz and glamour here. No superstars grabbing headlines with their celebrations and certainly no game for the ages.But if the Netherlands – who had been unconvincing at the back this tournament up until this game – can be this tight defensively against Alex Morgan and co., there is no reason to write them off.After finishing third in their group at the 2015 World Cup, the Oranje suddenly have a chance to hold the titles of European champions and world champions at the same time – and against all the odds.Now that, would be impressive.
Ryan Shazier has been making some nice progress in his rehab from the scary spinal injury suffered late in the 2017 NFL season. The former Ohio State star won’t be playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers this fall, but he’s still expected to be a visible part of the franchise moving forward.The former Buckeyes’ standout has some off-the-field things to look forward too, also.Shazier announced today that he and his partner are expecting another child.“The plan god has placed around this family is very bright. So we’re so excited to let everyone know we have a wonderful blessing coming and I can’t wait to welcome another beautiful Shazier,” he wrote.More photos of the announcement can be seen below:The plan god has placed around this family is very bright. So we’re so excited to let everyone know we have a wonderful blessing coming and I can’t wait to welcome another beautiful Shazier. #shalieve #boyorgirlThanks @emmai_alaquiva for capturing this beautiful moment!! pic.twitter.com/LzjPQ0zkxc— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) July 24, 2018Congrats to Ryan!
ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of the field during the game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Week 3 of the 2018 college football regular season has arrived. Hopefully, it doesn’t disappoint.This week’s slate of games is highlighted by a major showdown in the SEC, where Auburn is set to host LSU.Elsewhere, Ohio State and TCU are set to meet in a major non-conference game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.ESPN’s College GameDay will be live from TCU’s campus this morning. It should be pretty awesome.The Buckeyes, though, enter the game as the big favorite. The oddsmakers list Ohio State as a double-digit favorite entering the contest.One ESPN reporter is picking the upset, though.ESPN veteran college football reporter Ivan Maisel is picking TCU to pull off the upset against Ohio State.The score prediction: TCU 31, Ohio State 28.This is the Buckeyes’ final game of Urban Meyer’s suspension. He returns to the sideline in Week 4.Ohio State hasn’t missed him yet, but maybe that will change on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 27: A Wisconsin Badger cheerleader waves the “W” flag after a touchdown against the South Florida Bulls on September 27, 2014 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)Wisconsin has given us the first major upset of the 2018 college football season. The Badgers, the No. 6 team in the country, fell at home to BYU this evening.The College Football Playoff contenders fell when their Lou Groza Award watch list kicker missed a 42-yard attempt with less than one minute to play.BYU secured the win, 24-21.Wisconsin fans are hurting tonight, understandably. This reaction from some Badgers fans in the stands is going viral on social media.pic.twitter.com/CKjUeic976— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018Tough day for the Badgers.Wisconsin can still achieve everything it wants to this season, though. The Badgers can still win the Big Ten and contend for a College Football Playoff spot but they’re going to need to start playing a lot better moving forward.
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA laid down an “unethical” charge on a former national title-winning head coach earlier this week. Former UConn head coach Kevin Ollie was fired from the university six months ago and now he’s facing a major penalty.According to a report from ESPN, Ollie is facing a show-cause penalty after the NCAA levied an unethical conduct charge against the former Huskies coach.The alleged violations against Ollie include recruits shooting around with the coach himself, a phone call with NBA great and program booster Ray Allen, and conversations with San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay.ESPN’s report details the penalties levied against Ollie.Ollie is specifically accused of arranging a five-star recruit’s phone calls with Allen and Gay; having impermissible contact with a recruit; providing impermissible meals to a pair of recruits during unofficial visits; shooting with a recruit during an unofficial visit; failing to monitor Hamilton, who the NCAA alleged violated rules by training UConn players on campus and near his home in Atlanta; and giving Hamilton tickets to a UConn-South Florida football game, an NCAA violation because Hamilton’s son was a recruitable prospect at the time, per the NCAA.Ollie denied the allegations when they were levied against him following his firing from the university. He is in a lawsuit with UConn after the program fired him with $10 million left on his contract.An arbitration hearing remains in the works and is expected to come to a close in the next few months.
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 21: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 21, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame won 49-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The latest veteran quarterback to reportedly decide to finish his college career elsewhere is Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush.Brett McMurphy of Stadium broke the news that Wimbush, who started last season and the start of this year for the Fighting Irish, would head elsewhere.Wimbush wound up ceding his job to Ian Book, who has led Notre Dame to a berth in the College Football Playoff. He will stay with the club through the CFP, which kicks off on Saturday.Wimbush may not draw the same interest as Clemson’s Kelly Bryant, Georgia’s Justin Fields, or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, whose transfer after this season has been widely assumed.Still, he is a veteran who has won some big college football games, and for teams looking for a one-year stop gap, he could be a very attractive option.Here are five potential Brandon Wimbush transfer options.It is unclear what schools he will look at as of now. These Power Five programs would all be logical fits though.Starting with a team that would be something of a homecoming for him…Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)There may be no one more obviously coaching for his job in 2019 than Rutgers’ Chris Ash.In three years, he is just 7-29 as Scarlet Knights’ head coach. His team entered the 2018 season with modest expectations of improvement from a four-win 2017 year, and instead the offense totally bottomed out en route to a 1-11 campaign.This season, true freshman Artur Sitkowski held down the starting job through significant struggles. He finished with 1,158 yards through the air, four touchdowns, and a jarring 18 interceptions, and completed fewer than 50-percent of his throws.Ash can’t afford to let Sitkowski develop for another year, so bringing in New Jersey native Wimbush could be a very effective spark plug, even if it isn’t an ideal situation for a program that would like to develop its own recruits.Miami Hurricanes (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The ‘Canes have dealt with significant turmoil at the quarterback position this year, both on and off the field.Head coach Mark Richt has bounced back and forth between veteran Malik Rosier and freshman N’Kosi Perry throughout the year. Neither has been able to lock down the job.Perry has been closer, but he is also dealing with a scandal stemming from a social media post earlier in the year, and has a history of controversial posts online. Freshman Jarren Williams flirted with a transfer this year and was suspended earlier this season, as was fellow freshman Cade Weldon.Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Penn State loses Trace McSorley, who will finish his career as one of Penn State’s greatest quarterbacks ever, after the Citrus Bowl.Junior Tommy Stevens, who contributes in a do-it-all role for the Nittany Lions now, and freshman Sean Clifford are expected to battle it out for the job. Wimbush could introduce a more experienced option though, especially if James Franklin is not sold on either of the two guys on his roster.This may be a less obvious step-in-and-play situation for Wimbush, but if he and the team are interested, it has a very high ceiling.Mississippi State Bulldogs (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)If not Penn State, the team’s old offensive coordinator could also present an interesting option for Wimbush.Mississippi State was after Kelly Bryant, an indication that it is interested in looking outside the roster for the quarterback to replace Nick Fitzgerald.Head coach Joe Moorhead fixed Penn State’s offensive problems, and then designed a run-heavy offense around MSU starter Fitzgerald in his first year in Starkville. He is very good at adapting schemes to fit his quarterback talent.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 28: Cheerleaders for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets waves flags in the air during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With a move away from Paul Johnson’s famous option attack to what will likely be a more traditional college offense under Temple head coach Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech is prepared to undergo a giant shift in scheme and culture.That may not make this the most attractive option for Wimbush if he’s looking to win a bunch of games, but he could help transition the offense into its next era and showcase himself in the ACC.Wimbush is from New Jersey, but his mother moved to the Atlanta area recently, and at least according to an article in Georgia site DawgNation, he calls the Peach State home.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Big Ten conference has reportedly been pushing for a change to the College Football Playoff for at least one year.The conference, which has been left out of the College Football Playoff for the last three seasons, wants the selection process to be reviewed.CBS Sports reports that the Big Ten was calling for a review and possible change to the selection process at the start of last year.Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany reportedly wants conference championships to be weighted more in the process.From CBS:Delany wanted clarity on the value of winning a conference championship and questioned a disparity in the number of conference games played by leagues, another source said. According to a different source, the Big Ten commissioner wanted to make sure the 13-member CFP Selection Committee was “adhering to the protocol” developed when the playoff was finalized in 2012.The Big Ten champion has been left out of the playoff for the last three years. The conference hasn’t had a team in the CFP since 2016. Through the first five years of the playoff, the Big Ten has three appearances but has been shut out in each of the last two seasons.“If I had any concern, it would be about strength of schedule and the value of [conference] championships, period,” Delany said last month. “That’s not a criticism. That’s just: What do we know after five years?’”A Big Ten spokesman told CBS Sports on Sunday that the conference supported “the spirit and letter of the original intent of how conference champions should be respected in the selection process.”The Big Ten has had a couple of conference champions just miss the playoff in recent years.The College Football Playoff probably won’t be expanding anytime soon, but maybe the selection process can be changed.Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff national title game on Monday night.
Jose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey gameFormer Manchester United Jose Mourinho made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League and tripped off the red carpet as he turned to go back.advertisement Next Reuters BalashikhaFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 08:49 IST Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble after performing a ceremonial puck drop during an ice hockey game. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJose Mourinho’s fall drew gasps and laughs from the audiences present for the ice hockey gameMourinho has not sustained any injuries in the fall, confirmed one of teams of the matchMourinho has been out of job since his Manchester United sacking on December 18, 2018Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble at an ice hockey game outside Moscow on Monday, drawing gasps and laughs after performing a ceremonial puck drop.Mourinho, who was sacked by United in December, made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) game between Avangard Omsk and SKA Petersburg, two of the league’s best teams, at an arena in Balashikha.Yet as he walked off the ice to the theme song of the “Rocky” movie series, Mourinho tripped on a red carpet and fell backwards, sparking gasps from the crowd.He was helped up by SKA captain Pavel Datsyuk, a Russian national team player and twice Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings in North America’s National Hockey League (NHL).Jose Mourinho doing his best Gerrard impression pic.twitter.com/br45FowmBoFooty Humour (@FootyHumour) February 4, 2019Avangard Omsk wrote on their Instagram page that Mourinho, 56, had not sustained any injuries in the fall.”Everything is fine with the coach,” the team said. “He is already back on the plane.” The captains of both the ice hockey teams helped Jose Mourinho get up after his fall. (Reuters Photo)Mourinho said last month he had turned down three job offers since being sacked by the Old Trafford club in December, adding he was happy to bide his time before taking on his next challenge.”I am happy with these three weeks, I am happy with this experience and I am going to have other experiences that normally I cannot have,” Mourinho said during his role as a pundit for broadcaster beIN Sports during the Asian Cup.advertisement”But I know me, and I know by the end of March I will be struggling with my happiness.”I will analyse things, I don’t like to speak about it. But I’ve refused already three options because I didn’t feel that it is what I want, so I’m going to be calm in this aspect.”The more time I have, the better I can prepare. The next must be something that makes me happy with a challenge.”Also Read | When Jose Mourinho hid himself in a laundry basket to defy UEFA banAlso Read | Jose Mourinho suggests Manchester United lacked structure during his tenure as managerAlso Read | Paul Pogba thanks Jose Mourinho for trophies and improving him as a personFor 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 Jose MourinhoFollow Ice HockeyFollow Kontinental Hockey League
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 14:03 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Realme X will sport a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display.Realme has confirmed the Realme X will get a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera.The Realme X Youth Edition will be a rebranded Realme 3 Pro.In addition to the flagship Realme X, the company is also rumoured to launch the Realme X Youth Edition on May 15 in China. The Youth Edition or Realme X Lite as some reports call it, is widely expected to be a rebranded Realme 3 Pro (Review). The company has been revealing a bunch of details about the Realme X ahead of its launch, and we now have a few more details about the device as well as the Realme X Youth Edition as they stop by Chinese certification site TENAA.Starting with the Realme X, the phone has been up on TENAA for a while now but the site has updated the page to provide more info. The Realme X will sport a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 91.3 screen-to-body ratio, most of which have been confirmed by Realme already. The Realme X is also expected to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor thanks to the OLED display.The Realme X is listed with a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and this is most likely the Snapdragon 730 SoC. The TENAA listing mentons 4GB of RAM, which should be the base model as the phone will likely offer up to 8GB of RAM being a flagship. You can also expect Android Pie with ColorOS 6 and a 3,680mAh battery. Realme has already confirmed that the Realme X will come with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera. The second camera on the back should offer a 5MP sensor for depth photos. The pop-up selfie camera is said to house a 16MP sensor. The Realme X will launch in a Black-Blue gradient colour and a White colour in China.advertisementMeanwhile, we the Realme X Youth Edition will a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop display. It will be powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor, which is most likely a Snapdragon 710 SoC. It is also listed in two configurations – 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. These specs closely resemble the hardware of the Realme 3 Pro, which was launched in India a few days ago.The Realme X Youth Edition will also get the same 16MP + 5MP dual camera setup and 25MP selfie camera as the Realme 3 Pro. VOOC 3.0 fast charging is expected on bothe the Realme X and Realme X Youth Edition. The lightweight Realme X will come in Nitro Blue and Electro-optic Violet colours in China.ALSO READ | Realme X and Realme X Lite confirmed to launch on May 15 in ChinaALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeALSO READ | Realme X will come with 48MP Sony IMX586 camera, Nightscape modeGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme XFollow Realme X Youth Edition Realme X, Realme X Youth Edition full specs listed on TENAA ahead of launchAhead of their launch on May 15, the Realme X and Realme X Youth Edition have been listed on TENAA with their full specifications and colour options.advertisement
Watch: Rohit Sharma raps with Yuvraj Singh as Mumbai Indians party hard after IPL 2019 winRohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians’ celebration as the 4-time champions partied after beating Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 final in Hyderabad on Sunday. MI clinched glory after a 1-run win over CSK in the last-ball thrilleradvertisement Akshay Ramesh May 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 14:57 IST IPL 2019 final: Rohit Sharma became the first captain to win four IPL titles when MI beat CSK on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians beat CSK by 1 run to win IPL 2019 final on SundayRohit Sharma became the 1st captain to win 4 IPL titlesRohit and Yuvraj Singh were seen rapping to a song from Gully BoyAfter a long and taxing campaign, it was time for Mumbai Indians to unwind on Sunday as they had become the most successful team in Indian Premier League (IPL) after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final by 1 run in Hyderabad on Sunday.Mumbai Indians shed the tag of slow starters in IPL 2019 despite face early hiccups in the campaign. Rohit Sharma’s men finished on top of the points table after the league stages and sealed a direct berth by beating Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 last Tuesday.MI’s dominance over their arch-rivals was so much so that they became the first team in the history of IPL to beat CSK four times in a season.MI posted just 149 on the board after opting to bat first and were scrappier than CSK on the field but managed to hold on to their nerves at crunch situations to win their 4th IPL title at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Skipper Rohit Sharma seems to have led the celebrations that started right from the Hyderabad ground. In a video posted by Mumbai Indians’ social media handles, Rohit can be seen rapping the chart-topping tune from Bollywood blockbuster Gully Boy. Giving him company is Yuvraj Singh as the duo lit up the party. Incidentally, it was Yuvraj’s first IPL title as a player in 12 years.Mumbai Indians camp broke into celebrations right after Lasith Malinga sealed the deal in the thrilling final over. Emotions were running high as both teams kept handing the momentum to each other on an error-prone night in Hyderabad.advertisementMalinga went from being a villain to hero in a span of 6 balls as the Sri Lanka pacer came back well to defend 9 runs in the final over after giving away 42 in his first 3.’CH4MPIONS!’ says @YUVSTRONG12 #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2019Final #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/4tw6jlU8MGMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2019Rohit Sharma celebrated the win with his daughter Samaira and wife Ritika Sajdeh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Rohit after the win said that winning the fourth IPL title in front of his daughter Samaira was special.”It is special. Not just Samaira but you (addressing his wife, Ritika) also. Yes, (winning in front of) Samaira because this is her first IPL and she came for most of the games. I’m very happy,” Rohit said replying to Ritika, who asked him how he felt about winning the fourth title in front of Samaira in a video for iplt20.com.Also Read | Rohit Sharma lifts daughter Samaira in his arms as Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL titleAlso Read | MS Dhoni was really heartbroken, never seen him like that, says Sanjay ManjrekarAlso 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
Neeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI presidentNeeraj Chopra may miss the Doha World Championships as his recovery is likely to take at least three months after he had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing right hand to remove bone fragments from his elbow joint.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 20:58 IST Neeraj Chopra was operated on May 2 at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNeeraj Chopra went under the knife on May 2 to remove bone fragments from his elbow jointNeeraj is recovering well but it is likely that I will take at least three monthsNeeraj may miss the Doha World Championships though the AFI is hopeful of his participationStar javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is recovering from his elbow surgery without complications but he will not be rushed into any competition, including the World Championships later this year, Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwala said Thursday.The 21-year-old Neeraj, who won a gold in the Commonwealth Games as well as Asian Games last year, was successfully operated by celebrated orthopaedic surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on May 2.The arthroscopic surgery on his throwing right hand was done to remove bone fragments from his elbow joint. His recovery is likely to take at least three months, putting his participation at the prestigious Doha World Championships (September-October) in doubt.”There were some bone fragments (in Neeraj’s elbow) which were removed. He has started his physiotherapy with Heath Matthews. He must have done four sessions by now. I will discuss Neeraj’s progress with Matthews and doctor Pardiwala tomorrow,” Sumariwala said.”He (Neeraj) is doing everything except throwing. He is undergoing rehabilitation. The daily report is good, so far so good, there are no complications. We are hopeful (of his complete recovery),” he added.Matthews is a renowned physiotherapist and head of sports medicine at Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He has treated the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi.Asked if the AFI is hopeful of Neeraj competing in the World Championships, Sumariwalla said, “We are taking step by step, there is no point jumping the gun. We are not pushing him (to do things).advertisement”We are not even talking to him about the World Championships. If we do that he would want to throw hard. We will go step by step. We told him you do so much of rehabilitation and we will see what to next.Also Read | PM Narendra Modi wishes for Neeraj Chopra’s speedy recovery post elbow surgeryFor 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 Neeraj ChopraFollow AFIFollow SurgeryFollow RecoveryFollow World Championships
Reuters ParisJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 19:18 IST Novak Djokovic made only 11 unforced errors in the one hour 33 minute match against Jan-Lennard Struff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDjokovic is bidding to become only the second man to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously twiceDjokovic will face either Fabio Fognini or Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finalNishikori delivered to reach the Roland Garros last eight for the third timeTop seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.His 6-3 6-2 6-2 defeat of the 45th-ranked German means Djokovic is the first man to reach 10 successive quarter-finals at Roland Garros – a feat even Rafael Nadal has not achieved.Struff was bidding to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final and provided some early resistance in drizzly conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier.Djokovic had an early chance to break in the second game but Struff won a fierce baseline rally to avert the danger.It felt like only a matter of time before Djokovic moved up a gear though, and in the seventh game he brought up two more break points with a stunning backhand passing shot.He duly converted with a smash after softening up Struff with a series of punishing groundstrokes into the corners.After holding serve to take the opening set, Djokovic rolled through the next two in cruise control, making only 11 unforced errors in the one hour 33 minute workout.He will face either Italian Fabio Fognini or German’s Alexander Zverev in the quarter-final.Djokovic is bidding to become only the second man to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously twice, having first achieved the feat three years ago when he won his only French Open title.Kei Nishikori extinguished the hot-headed Benoit Paire’s fiery challenge to book his place in the quarter-finals of the French Open with an error-strewn 6-2 6-7(8) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-5 victory on Monday.advertisementLocal favourite Paire’s focus, or lack of, was the key to a match that was interrupted by failing light on Sunday, as the Japanese seventh seed set up a meeting with 11-time champion Rafa Nadal.The match resumed on Court Suzanne Lenglen at two sets to one, with Paire taking command in the fourth with an early break.He then wasted a chance to get another break and Nishikori eventually forced a tiebreak only to get tight-armed, wasting two match points on serve before handing a set point with an ugly double fault.Paire, who hit a woeful 79 unforced errors – including 16 double faults – this time converted.He went 3-1 up in the decider as Nishikori continued to lack consistency, then 5-3 up with another break immediately after himself handing a break to his Japanese opponent.Serving for the match, however, Paire dropped serve, and then did so again to allow Nishikori to lead 6-5 with his service to come.This time, Nishikori delivered to reach the Roland Garros last eight for the third time, although his display suggests he is unlikely to progress further, with Nadal resting on his 33rd birthday on Monday.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow French OpenFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Kei Nishikori French Open 2019: Djokovic eases into quarters, Nishikori battles past PaireNovak Djokovic became the first man to reach 10 successive quarter-finals at Roland Garros while Kei Nishikori registered an error-strewn 6-2 6-7(8) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-5 victory against Benoit Paire.advertisement Next
Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process Editors’ Recommendations It’s about that time for the ultimate winter man task in every home, building a fire! This is also the time of year when carpets get burnt, animals get singed and kids have to be seat belted into the sofa so as not to get near said fire. One way to reduce risks in all fields is to use a fire screen.Sure you can get one at Home Depot, but if you want something that is going to stand out, work with a blacksmith and see what they have in the oven. Here are three we are fond of:At Oak Hill Iron Works in Morganton, N.C., owner/blacksmith Dean Curfman and his staff perform the brutal work necessary to create screens sure to become conversation pieces in the homes of their owners.“Every piece is hand forged,” says Curfman, as he watches a worker heat an iron rod to an orange glow. He then uses a machine to hammer the hot iron into the shape of a leaf. It’s grueling work and when they are working in the summer time, the heat can reach 115 degrees in the studio.The best part about the offerings at Oak Hill Iron Works is they are basically unlimited. They’ll tackle any project that comes through the door. You’re really limited only by your own imagination.“You bring us your concept and we’ll make something you’ll love,” says Curfman. “If we can’t make it, you don’t need it.”Fireplace screens crafted by Whit Hanschka are just as intricate. He opened his shop in 1996 on Martha’s Vineyard and has been creating elaborate pieces since. He’s created many impressive screens including one that’s wrought iron with a copper eel design, a bronze and copper model, and fish swimming over waves made from wrought iron, stainless steel and bronze.In Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Village Blacksmith, Inc. is the forge and shop of artist/blacksmith Ken Roby. He offers hand forged screens and fireplace accessories, as well as a variety of other items. You can see an example of his work here. The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea)
When you are born at West Point, the military runs in your blood. So is the story of Emily and Betsy Nunez. Emily is now a second lieutenant and her father is a retired colonel. While attending Airborne School she heard the stories of veterans who suffered from lingering emotional and physical hardships as well as unemployment challenges.In order to bring awareness to the issues faced by active duty soldiers and their families the girls began Sword & Plough (S&P), a bag company made with recycled and repurposed military gear. By doing this they empower veteran employment, reduce waste and strengthen civil- military understanding.Here is what makes the company even more awesome:The girls work with companies and no-profit organizations that employ veterans as sewers, manufacturers and managers. They even ask these companies to scale with them by hiring veterans to meet the demand for S&P. Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The name stems from the ancient saying ‘To turn swords into plough shares.’ In that context S&P is taking military technologies and materials and applying them to peaceful civilian applications.The company has a handsome range of messengers, totes and sacks as well as iPad sleeves, Dopp Kits, belts and card holders all made in Colorado.For Black Friday the brand is launching this handsome weekender. Check the site to snap one up! Since they recycle thousands of pounds of military surplus fabrics the bags are also durable and water resistant. S&P donates 10% of its’ profits to Veteran organizations. The goal is to emotionally and physically touch civilians in their everyday lives to remind them of the challenges our country and our veterans face and the power that every person has to help. The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material
Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Design The ultimate dream is getting to build a vacation home at the place you spent your childhood summers. For the clients of architectural firm Lake Flato, they got that chance. Except for one small problem: The site they wanted to build on was impossibly steep. It seemed their dream vacation home would never happen. But then inspiration struck in the form of traditional fire watch towers and Blue Lake Retreat was born.The home was designed to rise vertically, providing spectacular views of the lake from every floor and every room. Along with the unique shape, the architects also decided to work from the top down, situating the family room on the upper level to provide a 180-degree view of the natural surroundings. The bedrooms (four in total) are tucked into the first two floors, providing a bit of protection and privacy from the hillside, while balconies still give guests the opportunity to take in views of the lake.One of the most intriguing parts of Blue Lake Retreat is the stairs. Located on the exterior — with that fire tower feel — the only way to access different parts of the home is to go outside. Red cedar cladding makes the black steel staircase pop. Visually this turns the staircase into an artistic focal point, while also giving guests a deeper connection to nature and the outdoors. At the base of the home, the concrete foundation which anchors the building into the hillside creates a cozy, protected outdoor lounge space.Inside, the home is decked out in simplistic Scandinavian style. Keeping finishes and furnishings basic allows the lake to be the star of the show. White walls, white oak flooring, and walls of windows keep the interior spaces feeling light and airy, while outdoor spaces and cantilevered decks provide plenty of places to relax outside.That is of course, if summer ever decides to show up.And, if Blue Lake Retreat is a little too warm weather-focused for your style (who are you?), check out this cliffside retreat in Quebec. Editors’ Recommendations We all know that winter didn’t get the memo that spring is finally here (a rare April snow storm even caused the Cubs to postpone their home opener). The best we can do as we wish for summer to get here is spend these chilly days longingly gazing at vacation homes, like this sleek lakeside retreat in Texas. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities