28 Oct

10 months agoMan Utd boss Mourinho loses rag in post-match interview

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho loses rag in post-match interviewby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho took aim at a reporter after their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.In truth United were second best all over the pitch and the defeat kept them eight points behind Arsenal in fifth place. Mourinho’s side have now conceded 29 goals this season in the league, one more than they did across the whole of last season. Asked if he believed the players are playing for him, Mourinho snapped: “What is that? Are you calling the players dishonest? You are asking me if they are dishonest.”I believe they are honest and you believe they are dishonest. A footballer has to give the maximum every day, every match, every minute, it doesn’t matter the manager, it doesn’t matter anything.”The club that pays him, the fans that are 24 hours per day in love with our club. It’s about respect for the club and the fans. The players that don’t do the maximum you are calling them dishonest. I don’t call them dishonest at all.” last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer: Liverpool are vulnerable

first_imgBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer: Liverpool are vulnerableby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool are vulnerable.The German giants have been struggling domestically this season, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are top of the Premier League.However, Neuer remains confident Bayern can get the job done over last season’s finalists.He told the club’s official website: “They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year. “They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. “They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.”It’ll be a great game both at Liverpool and also at home at the Allianz Arena.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

10 months agoMan City striker Gabriel Jesus sets sights on displacing Aguero

first_imgMan City striker Gabriel Jesus sets sights on displacing Agueroby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGabriel Jesus is desperate to replace Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s first choice striker.The 21-year-old has struggled for form since his close-knit family returned to Brazil after their UK holiday visa expired 18 months ago.But after scoring four in Wednesday night’s 9-0 win over Burton Albion, Jesus feels he’s back in form.”I’ve already forgotten the problems of last year and I’m really happy now,” he said. “My family is going back to Brazil, unfortunately, but that’s an issue just at home, not on the pitch.”I’ve had amazing days beside them, I’m grateful for the family I have, they are always beside me and allowing me just to focus on football.”I’ll miss them, obviously, but I’m mentally stronger now and I just want to play well, score goals and help the team.”He added: “Sure (I can do it) like when I first came here,” he told Esporte Interativo. “I’ve always respected and will always respect Sergio and the manager’s decisions, but it’s up to me to pursue a place in the team.”I try to show on a daily basis, training hard trying to get into the first XI.”I know Sergio is having an amazing season, but I’m here able to help whenever they need me.”I haven’t played a lot on Premier League this season and I want to help.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

9 months ago​Liverpool defender Matip could return for Brighton

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool defender Matip could return for Brightonby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool could be about to get a boost as Joel Matip nears his return from injury.The centre-back is back in training, which means he is in contention to start against Brighton on Saturday.But the Reds will still be without Dejan Lovren, who is not yet fit.Asked about Lovren’s absence, Klopp said in his press conference: “I don’t know [how long]. Yes, it is serious otherwise he could play [against Brighton] but it’s not that serious.”I would expect him back maybe after Crystal Palace but I’m not sure we have to see.”Joel [Matip] trained for the first time yesterday with the team.”That is really good but we have to see. We have to take it day-by-day and see how he is doing but that is good for us of course.” last_img read more

28 Oct

24 days ago​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency looms

first_img​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency loomsby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is coy regarding his future at the club.The Belgian centre-back has been a stalwart for the club in the past few seasons.But with his contract running out at the end of the campaign, there is no sign of him renewing.And the 32-year-old is coy on his future.”I’d prefer not to go into that, but there is always movement there, of course,” Vertonghen said when quizzed about his future by reporters.”It’s my eighth season and I’m feeling great. Maybe the results didn’t come our way [at the start of the season], but they were tough away games and you always have to see how you bounce back from that.”[My future is] not a distraction. I’m very aware of my age. I feel fairly young. It doesn’t distract me. I want to play as many games as possible. I’m very ambitious and I feel I’ve got a few good years left at the top level.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

20 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers fumes: Mane made most of it

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers fumes: Mane made most of itby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was furious with the way Sadio Mane won Liverpool’s matchwinning penalty on Saturday.Mane was brought down in stoppage time after a mix up between Albrighton and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before James Milner calmly slotted from 12 yards to give the hosts a huge victory that extends their winning run in the league to 17 games, dating back to March.Rodgers felt aggrieved by Chris Kavanagh’s decision to award the penalty kick, saying: “I think he has made the most of the contact.”Strikers now, they are clever. He has had a touch and gone over. If the referee didn’t give it I don’t think anyone would have said it was a clear and obvious error. “To concede a 95 minute penalty was difficult to take. I thought we deserved a point. You come to the European champions and you have to be resilient and deal with pressure and show your own qualities. I felt we did that.”I thought we could go on and win the game. We conceded a goal when we were in control. I thought it was a very soft penalty, not clear and obvious that is for sure but when the referee gives it it is hard for the VAR to go against it. “But I am very proud of the team and the personality we showed. To come here and be that competitive, it shows we are very much on the right path.”You have to have that [doggedness]. Any of the best teams always has a balance.”You come to a stadium that is one of the most difficult in Europe, in terms of momentum. We were able to turn the momentum around for us. “You have to have all types. Today we had to have that persistence and perseverance but when we had spells with the ball, we looked creative and we had a threat. “We looked like we could maybe get in front in the game. It wasn’t to be but I am proud of coming to here and bringing a team to compete at that level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

a day agoTottenham planning signing spree in 2020

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham planning signing spree in 2020by Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are planning a signing spree in 2020.The Daily Mail says flying full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were key figures in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s best side and Spurs feel they have lost one of their major strengths following the former’s departure to Manchester City and latter’s struggle to hit the same heights.Having signed Ryan Sessegnon, who can play down the left, for £25m from Fulham in the summer, landing a new right-back is their main priority in January.Norwich’s Max Aarons and West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson are two of Spurs’s options for that position.Beyond that Spurs intend to strengthen in central defence, central midfield and attack. They remain keen on Sporting Lisbon’s midfielder Bruno Fernandes and also have interest in Mainz forward Jean-Phillipe Mateta. last_img read more

26 Oct

Januzaj blames ‘long ball’ for Man Utd struggles

first_imgAdnan Januzaj has suggested that a penchant for “long ball” in the Premier League and a lack of faith from Louis van Gaal are to blame for the struggles he endured at Manchester United.The Belgium international appeared destined for a bright future in England when bursting out of the Old Trafford academy system under David Moyes.His early showings were, however, to be as good as things got for the now 24-year-old winger. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Januzaj quickly fell out of favour at United and took in forgettable loan spells at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland before securing a permanent switch to Real Sociedad in 2017.He has rebuilt his reputation in Spain, telling The Telegraph of his current standing and how he got to this point: “It’s been a good move.“I had other options but I really wanted to come and play in Spain. I also looked at how the team was … they love football and they love to play the beautiful game – that’s the most important thing in football and why you play.​“La Liga suits my style. It is much more technical, players are much more skilful. The positioning of the players is really clever.“In England, it’s a bit more physical, a bit long ball, more direct. In Spain, most of the teams try and play from the back. It’s great to have players around you who are comfortable on the ball, too, because it helps you. It makes attacking easier, it makes the difference.”​Adnan Januzaj Louis van Gaal Manchester UnitedJanuzaj believes his progress at United was stunted by the arrival of Van Gaal, with the Dutch coach placing little trust in his enigmatic talents.“I grew up there [United], I was really happy until one year I had a bit of a struggle with the manager and that slowed me down,” he said.“I always knew I had all the qualities to turn things around. The problem was, I was not playing and, then, every time I came in, it was difficult to change the game or make something happen, so, obviously, then imagine playing for a year like this? It makes it more difficult for you.”​Januzaj’s cause was made all the more difficult as a creative midfielder.He added: “Exactly, because you are the one player who can make the difference, score goals and you can imagine if he [the manager] does not give you the confidence to take your opponent on, it gets even more difficult for you because you don’t know what to do: to attack or to play simple.“I came in for a lot of criticism but, for me, it’s not a problem because I never look back on it. I just keep doing my stuff and now I’m in another league, I’m happy, I played in my second World Cup, I scored against England, too, so I showed to people that against an English team, who all play in the Premier League, I can still make the difference. It was a good moment.”​Januzaj netted against England during a group stage encounter at the 2018 World Cup, with the Red Devils then going on to edge out the Three Lions again in a third-place play-off. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

26 Oct

Colin Cowherd Made A Bold Claim About Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins

first_imgColin Cowherd and Joel Klatt talk Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State vs. Penn State.FOX Sports 1Dwayne Haskins has been spectacular so far this season for Ohio State football. The quarterback has led the Buckeyes to a 4-0 start, and has brought a new dimension to the offense.Through the four games, Haskins is 87-for-115 for 1,194 yards, 16 touchdowns, and one interception. He’s thrown for 300 yards in three of four games, and five touchdowns in two separate games.The quarterback whose job he inherited, J.T. Barrett, was a great four-year starter for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer has had numerous other great quarterbacks as well, including Braxton Miller at Ohio State, Tim Tebow at Florida, and Alex Smith at Utah.It is early in his tenure, but Colin Cowherd thinks Dwayne Haskins may be the best quarterback Urban Meyer has ever had.He is focused on NFL potential, but considering Alex Smith’s lengthy career, which seems to be improving over the last few seasons.Cowherd spoke to Joel Klatt about Ohio State at Penn State, and Haskins specifically:”This is the best QB talent Urban Meyer has ever had, including Alex Smith… this kid’s an NFL QB.”@ColinCowherd on Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/iejcuZjKnP— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 26, 2018From the clip:“Klatt: You gotta deal with Dwayne Haskins. This Ohio State offense is one of the best Ohio State offenses I’ve seen in a long time.”Cowherd: This is the best quarterback talent Urban Meyer’s ever had, including Alex Smith. This kid’s the best talent he’s ever had. J.T. Barrett, I loved. Chris Leak at Florida. These are good guys, college guys. This kid’s an NFL quarterback. He’ll play on Sundays.Klatt: Pure quarterback acumen, he’s the best Meyer’s ever had, and that includes Tebow. And I think Tebow was a great competitor, and a great college football player, but this kid has immense talent.Cowherd: This kid’s good enough to face Saban and beat him. He’s an NFL thrower. You can’t be a system pocket guy. This kid could beat Nick Saban.”First, he has to beat Trace McSorley and Penn State. If Haskins pulls that off, Ohio State is one big step towards another College Football Playoff appearance, and a possible rematch with Nick Saban and Alabama.last_img read more

26 Oct

ESPN Predicts Winners Of 6 Major College Football Rivalry Games

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two weeks remain in the 2018 college football regular season. We’re just one week away from rivalry weekend.It should be a great one.ESPN has updated its picks for some of the biggest rivalry games of the weekend.Here are the predicted winners:Nebraska vs. IowaWinner: IowaNo. 6 Oklahoma at No. 9 West VirginiaWinner: OklahomaNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 24 AuburnWinner: AlabamaNo. 3 Notre Dame at USCWinner: Notre DameNo. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 4 MichiganWinner: MichiganNo. 5 Georgia vs. Georgia TechWinner: Georgia***Who are you picking?last_img read more

26 Oct

Kirk Herbstreit Proposes Major Change To The College Football Playoff

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit would like the College Football Playoff to make a significant change to its selection process.The longtime ESPN analyst discussed earlier this month an idea to change the College Football Playoff.Herbstreit first heard of the idea from former Nebraska star Adam Carriker.The idea: Play all of the major bowl games and then pick either the best two or four teams after the bowl games.“Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select ‘best’ 4,” he tweeted.Love this idea from @AdamCarriker94 And it makes a lot of sense. Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select “best” 4.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 2, 2019Herbstreit expounded on this idea while speaking to FanSided.com.I think I would go back to the traditional bowl matchups where you have … example, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 playing in the Rose Bowl and the SEC champ going to the Sugar Bowl, and so on and so forth. Then I would at the end of all those bowl games, I would take the best two, or the best four teams after the bowl games, and then I would play a championship.Before the bowl games were played, a lot of people, including myself, thought Georgia was a very deserving team. They obviously lost to Texas. Ohio State was able to win their bowl game against Washington. It’d be hard. I’m not saying you would have to pick four teams. Maybe it’s just two. Maybe you play all the bowl games and there are two obvious teams after the bowl games to pick and put ’em in the championship.That way the bowl games can keep their meaning. That way people would still be excited about the bowl game. You never know what can happen in the bowls. You never know. You might be the lucky team that might get picked to be in post bowl games to play for the championship, so that’s what I would do. Instead of looking at expanding it to four, or to eight, or keep it at four, go back down to two, I would get back to some of the history and tradition of the sport.It’s a cool idea, but it’s tough to see the conferences getting rid of their conference championship games – especially the SEC.You could potentially keep all of the conference championship games, play all of the bowl games and then just pick the best two games after the bowl season.Regardless, it’s tough to see college football making such a drastic change just a couple of years into its playoff format.The College Football Playoff national title game is set for 8 p.m. E.T. tonight. Alabama and Clemson will be playing on ESPN.last_img read more

26 Oct

Georgia Has Reportedly Offered A Top Offensive Coordinator

first_imgKirby Smart celebrating after a Georgia football game.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart celebrates after a game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Georgia defeated Florida 42-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Georgia football is coming close to filling the major holes on its staff.The Bulldogs lost defensive coordinator Mel Tucker earlier this winter. He is the new head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes.Earlier today, Oakland Raiders’ defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley was named as a candidate. He spent years on staff at Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.Two internal candidates—Dan Lanning and Glenn Schuman—are involved as well.The offensive coordinator situation has been more surprising. Tennessee made a big move in hiring away Dawgs’ OC Jim Chaney.Georgia may do the same to a third SEC East team. On Wednesday, SB Nation CFB insider Steven Godfrey reported that Kentucky’s Eddie Gran is “a name to watch” in the search.He may be the name to watch, as it turns out.According to a new report, Eddie Gran has been offered the Georgia football offensive coordinator job.Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting contract details and more on what Gran would be taking on:A source tells KSR that UK Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran was offered the position of Offensive Coordinator at Georgia under Kirby Smart in the last 24 hours. Smart has offered Gran total control of the Offense and a salary of at least $1.1 million.According to USA Today, Gran made over $850,000 in base pay this season, with the chance at over $141,000 in bonuses. The $1.1 million, and the chance to coach a national title-caliber team, has to be an enticing opportunity for Gran.Chaney made $950,000, with a max bonus of $234,000, according to USA Today.[Kentucky Sports Radio]last_img read more

26 Oct

Report: QB Casey Thompson Leaves Transfer Portal, Will Return To Texas

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)The Texas quarterback room took a significant hit earlier this week, though the move was expected. The program confirmed that junior Shane Buechele entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal and is considering a transfer from the Longhorns – SMU has been named as a possible destination.But that’s not all. Fellow former four-star Cameron Rising has also left the program. Earlier this week, Rising took to Twitter to announce his transfer to Utah.The hits kept coming for the Longhorns after Casey Thompson, another freshman four-star QB, reportedly also placed his name in the portal.A report earlier this week from 247Sports’ Chip Brown claimed Thompson eventually removed his name from the portal and planned to return to Texas. However, Thompson addressed the report on Twitter say he hasn’t made up his mind yet.Two days later, another report, this time from Texas reporter Anwar Richardson, suggests Thompson will return to Texas.Casey Thompson informed Texas on Friday night he intends to return to Texas after entering his name in the transfer portal prior to the Sugar Bowl. Sam Ehlinger will be the No.1 QB on the depth chart this offseason, followed by Thompson and incoming freshman Roschon Johnson— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 19, 2019If the news is true, this is a huge break for the Longhorns, who would have been left with just Sam Ehlinger and incoming freshman Roschon Johnson in their quarterback room.Now, Texas will have some added depth at the position heading into the 2019 season after a successful 2018 campaign.last_img read more

25 Oct

Watch: Bollywood adds glamour to India’s cricket obsession

first_imgOther Videos from In Da Club 26:28 Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Watch: Saif Ali Khan’s Laal Kaptaan gets lukewarm response 21:20 Fri, 18 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra to Anushka Sharma: Bollywood stars celebrate Karwa Chauth 22:44 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Watch: Alia Bhatt to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi 22:58 Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 Jennifer Aniston makes Instagram debut 23:50 Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 Watch: Akshay Kumar goes bald for Housefull 4 21:06 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Watch: Akshay Kumar’s Bala Challenge goes viral, Shah Rukh Khan praises Vijay’s Bigil trailer 22:00 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 WATCH| Amitabh Bachchan turns 77: A look at his illustrious Bollywood career Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

25 Oct

Vinod Rai on ICC vs Dhoni: Believe in conforming to rules of the game

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 20:39 IST MS Dhoni celebrates with teammates (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSThe controvery surrounding MS Dhoni’s gloves refuses to die downBCCI has written a letter to ICC explaining the situationVinod Rai said that the BCCI believes in conforming to ICC norms and rulesThe controversy surrounding Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni donning an Indian army insignia on his gloves during India’s opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, doesn’t seem to be dying down. In the latest news, BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai today (June 7) told reporters that the Board will conform to the ICC norms regarding on-field attire.Rai also stated that the BCCI has written a letter to the world body stating that Dhoni’s ‘Balidan’ badge doesn’t break any of ICC’s rules but reiterated his faith in the latter saying that if required, BCCI will seek permission as they did earlier this year when Team India sported military caps in an ODI against Australia.”We are convinced that the ICC rules say that any insignia worn by the players should not have any religious, military or commercial significance and it should conform to the ICC rules. In this particular case, that insignia has none of those connotations. So we’re going to tell the ICC that it need not be removed but in any case, if they feel we’ll take permission from ICC like we had done when the team wore camouflage caps in Ranchi because we believe in conforming to norms of the game,” said Vinod Rai.Rai clarified that the letter was sent in the morning of June 6 and he is waiting for ICC’s response before taking further action.”We have already sent the request for ICC permission today morning saying that if you people feel that permission is required, we’ll seek it,” said Rai.advertisementOn the matter of whether the CoA or BCCI had a word with the legendary wicket-keeper, Rai replied in the negative,, saying “CoA has not spoken with Dhoni”.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rain forces India to cancel practice ahead of Australia clashAlso Read | MS Dhoni adamant on army badge but ICC unlikely to change stance: SourcesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow MS DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 Vinod Rai on ICC vs Dhoni: Believe in conforming to rules of the gameBCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has said that the Board has written a letter to the ICC regarding the situation but believes in following the norms set by the world’s governing body of cricketadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

25 Oct

Furious fans call for Neymar’s departure as PSG beat Nimes 3-0

first_img Associated Press ParisAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 19:50 IST PSG’s Neymar during a training session at Camp (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSome PSG hardcore fans mocked Neymar’s with one banner saying “Get lost Neymar”Kylian Mbappe fired the ball into the top left corner in the 57th for 2-0PSG dominated from the start and monopolized possession to camp in Nimes’ half of the pitchFans expressed their anger at Neymar with chants and banners demanding his departure as Paris Saint-Germain started the defense of its French league title with a 3-0 win over Nimes on Sunday.Neymar, who reported late to training from his summer holidays and has been linked with a move away from PSG to Barcelona or Real Madrid, was not included in coach Thomas Tuchel’s squad.Some PSG hardcore fans mocked Neymar’s behavior with one banner at the Parc des Princes saying “Get lost Neymar”.Neymar, who became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for 222 million euros (about $250 million) in 2017, has made clear in recent weeks that he wants to leave the club.In his absence, PSG dominated from the start and monopolized possession to camp in Nimes’ half of the pitch.Edinson Cavani put the hosts in the lead from the penalty spot in the first half before Kylian Mbappe scored his 63rd league goal near the hour mark and then set up Angel Di Maria’s goal.Mbappe was in superb form with his trademark dribbles and bursts of speed, while new signing Pablo Sarabia worked well with his teammates and delivered several good passes from the right flank which destabilized the visitors’ defense.Nimes held out until Pablo Martinez was sanctioned for an unintentional hand ball in the box following a VAR review. Cavani took the penalty and beat goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni with a powerful strike in the 24th.Sarabia was dangerous again in the 34th with a fine volley at the far post that drew a spectacular save from Bernardoni, and Cavani missed an easy chance from close range with a poor touch from Mbappe’s cross.advertisementMbappe fired the ball into the top left corner in the 57th for 2-0 after connecting with a cut-back pass from Juan Bernat, and then delivered a perfect assist to the unmarked Di Maria inside the area. The Argentina forward, who came on as a substitute, controlled the ball and beat Bernardoni with a left-footed shot for his 40th French league goal.OSIMHEN SCORES 2Lille forward Victor Osimhen scored twice on his French league debut to help the northern side to a 2-1 win over Nantes.Runner-up last season behind Paris Saint-Germain, Lille hired the Nigeria striker this summer to compensate for the loss of Nicolas Pepe, who joined Arsenal.The 20-year-old Osimhen, who scored 20 goals for Belgian side Charleroi last season after starting his professional career in the Bundesliga, showed both his athletic abilities and technical skills to put the hosts in the lead.After Nantes gave the ball away in Lille’s half of the field, Osimhen collected a lofted pass with perfect chest control, pushed the ball forward with a fine touch, surged past a defender with a burst of speed and scored from close range with great composure.After Zeki Celik’s own-goal put Nantes back in the game soon after the interval, Osimhen was decisive again with nine minutes left with a near-post finish from Celik’s cross.Turkish international Yusuf Yazici also made his league debut for Lille after completing his move from Trabzonspor. Although he did not score, Yazici came off the bench as a replacement for Timothy Weah to add a dose of creativity in midfield and came close with a menacing free kick which went just over the bar in the 78th minute.Also Read | There’s always that question mark: Paul Pogba on his future at Manchester UnitedAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow NeymarFollow PSGFollow BarcelonaFollow Kylian Mbappe Next Furious fans call for Neymar’s departure as PSG beat Nimes 3-0Fans in anger demanded Neymar’s departure as Paris Saint-Germain started the defense of its French league title with a 3-0 win over Nimes.advertisementlast_img read more

25 Oct

Independence Day celebrations peaceful in J&K, says top bureaucrat

first_img Press Trust of India SrinagarAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 20:30 IST Principal Secretary in the Jammu and Kashmir administration, Rohit Kansal said the celebrations were peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: ANI)Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir went off peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, a senior government official said on Thursday.Principal Secretary in the Jammu and Kashmir administration, Rohit Kansal, said the first night flight will also take off from Srinagar at 7:50 pm on Thursday with 150 passengers.”The Independence Day celebrations went off peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from the Kashmir Valley,” he told reporters here.Srinagar is already an international airport with night flying capabilities and it is a happy coincidence that night flight operations are beginning on Thursday to and from Srinagar, Kansal said.Officials said so far, there has been no report of any major violence from any part of the Valley, which has seen unprecedented restrictions on movement of people and communications after the abrogation of the special status given to the state under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Budgam, Pulwama, Awantipora, Tral, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Baramulla, Shopian, Anantnag and Bandipora in Kashmir, according to a press release issued by the administration.The main function in the Valley was held at Srinagar where Governor Satya Malik hoisted the national flag at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium and it was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.The advisors of the Governor were among other officials who were present at the event.In Budgam, the main event was held at a local sports stadium where Deputy Commissioner Tariq Hussain Ganai unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past presented security forces.advertisementPulwama Deputy Commissioner Syed Abid Rashid Shah unfurled the tricolour at an event in the district.Functions at Tral and Awantipora where led by additional deputy commissioners.People from different sections of society, including senior government functionaries, members of police and security forces, took part in the Independence Day functions, the release said.Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan unfurled the national flag at the stadium of the College of Physical Education, Gadoora.Independence Day was celebrated in Kulgam at the district police Lines and Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ajaz Bhat presided over the event.Like other parts of the state, the Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in Anantnag, the release said.The main function in Anantnag was held at the GDC Boys Khannabal, where Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jahangir unfurled the tricolour and took salute at a parade.In Shopian, several events were held to mark the day and Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Yaseen Choudhary hoisted the tricolour at the main event at the police lines.Functions were also held at Baramulla district.Read | J&K: Army kills 3 Pak soldiers in retaliatory fire, denies claims on Indian casualtiesAlso Read | Independence Day: Imran Khan’s speech full of India, RSS while PM Modi doesn’t mention Pakistan at allWatch | Watch PM Narendra Modi’s full Independence Day 2019 speechFor 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 byKoustav Das Independence Day celebrations peaceful in J&K, says top bureaucratOfficials said so far, there has been no report of any major violence from any part of the Valley, which has seen unprecedented restrictions on movement of people and communications after the scrapping of the special status given to the state under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.advertisementlast_img read more

25 Oct

Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer to split India A captaincy duties in 5 one-dayers vs South Afria A

first_img Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 22:34 IST Shreyas Iyer was impressive with the bat in the recent ODI series vs West Indies (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShreyas Iyer recently hit back-to-back fifties in the final two ODIs in the West IndiesManish Pandey played all three T20Is in the West Indies which preceded the ODI seriesIndia A vs South Africa A one-day series will be played in Thiruvananthapuram from August 29Middle-order batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey will lead the India A teams in the five one-day matches against South Africa A starting later this month in Thiruvananthapuram, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Monday.The senior selection committee of the board met here to pick the India A squads for the upcoming five-match series. Pandey will lead the team picked for the first three matches, while the team for the remaining two games will be led by Iyer.The one-day series will be played at The Sports Hub, Thiruvananthapuram, starting August 29.Delhi Capitals skipper Iyer, 24, recently hit back-to-back fifties in the final two ODIs in the West Indies to help India clinch the three-match series 2-0 after the first match got washed out.Pandey, who played in all the three T20Is in the West Indies which preceded the one-dayers, failed to impress with the bat.The players who have been picked for all the five matches include Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Nitish Rana, Ricky Bhui, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.India A team for the first three matches: Manish Pandey (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Nitish Rana, Ricky Bhui, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed.India A team for the last two matches: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shubman Gill, Prashant Chopra, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Nitish Rana, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Ishan Porel.advertisementFor 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 shreyas iyerFollow Manish PandeyFollow India A vs South Africa A Next Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer to split India A captaincy duties in 5 one-dayers vs South Afria AManish Pandey will lead India A for the first three one-day matches against South Africa A, while the team for the remaining two games will be led by Shreyas Iyer.advertisementlast_img read more

24 Oct

Lucio Castro’s Fall/Winter Collection Recap

first_img 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Fashion Week is here and our good friend and photographer  Leandro Justen offered to share his shots with us from some of the shows he was covering.Today we get a look at Lucio Castro‘s fall/winter 2015 line. Inspired by the hypnotic made-for-tv movie ‘Ubu Roi’ by Jean-Christophe Averty in 1965, there are lots of modernist and Dada references while still being anchored in an effortless and masculine ‘invisible uniform’ the design always strives for.last_img read more

24 Oct

Meet Up Mondays: Sunspel

first_imgEnglish brand Sunspel has a heritage that is more than 150 years old, yet it couldn’t be any more modern with its clean, purposeful, and luxurious design philosophy. Famous for its Riviera polo custom made for Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale,” Sunspel also produces fine jersey tees and “loopback” sweatshirts that rank among the best-made, most understated and quietly innovative in the world. As the category of luxury basics continues to grow globally, the company is now gearing up for even greater success with an expanded offering and distribution stateside going into the fall. We checked in with co-owner Nicholas Brooke recently to learn more.Tell us about the history of the brand.It’s a great story. Historically we are a cut-and-sew jersey brand with two factories. On the one side, there was one factory that made cut-and-sew underwear and t-shirts and had done so for about 150 years. (Some of the earliest t-shirt ever made as undershirts were made there.) The other side made boxer shorts, pajamas and dressing gowns, and in the 1930s two brothers took over the business. They then fell out. One did the boxer short side, one did the knitwear side, and there’s a little yard in the middle. When I bought the business there was only one of the brothers left and he asked me, “What do you wear? Boxer shorts or briefs?” I said, “Well, it slightly depends on the weather.” And he said, “Boxer shorts—nasty things!” because he was the brief guy. So that’s what its history is. Now the focus is really on a range of colored t-shirts, because underwear is not something that we can make in the UK. But we’re still using the same fabric, which is Egyptian cotton, picked and spun in Egypt, knitted in Leicester, dyed in Nottingham, and made up in our factory. Another big wholesale product is the Riviera polo shirt. It’s got a very cult following because of the Bond film, and that’s a special fabric as well. It’s made in Portugal because we couldn’t find a machine that can still knit this fabric in the UK. So for our wholesale business it’s very much t-shirts and polo shirts. It is slowly expanding now into shirting, also done incredibly well. This has the look and feel of what a Sunspel guy wears as a shirt. It’s got that soft handle; it’s not super casual, but it’s relaxed. And then knitwear is developing as a category. Our knitwear is similar to Smedley, but it’s a little bit heavier. Smedley is very fine, which means it’s quite esoteric. This has got the same luxury feeling, but it’s a little easier to wear. Then you’ve got heavier gauge knitwear, coats, and trousers.When I was reading about the brand’s history, I came across a lot of references to the 50s.Yeah, the 50s was an interesting period. If you look at the history of the business, it started in 1860 and it was a hosiery business. It was a vertical business, and it was the Industrial Revolution. We were spinning the cotton, we had the mills, we had a huge factory in Nottingham, and they were exporting to the rest of the world. Ironically their biggest export was China because Britain was industrialized and in places like China it was still craft. They had lots of different brands, but the luxury brand was called Sunspel and they were doing Sea Island Cotton as luxury. At the end of the First World War there was a collapse in Sea Island Cotton. There was an infestation of weevil, so Sea Island Cotton disappeared and you had the Depression and then the Second World War and consequently the business was making utility underwear for the air force and the army. After the war it slowly began to emerge again. They brought the boxer short from the US and began to emerge as a brand. The 50s was a big moment in a way because the export business started opening up again. We started exporting to all over the world, predominantly the old British colonies (I’ve got letters from Jamaica, South Africa, what was then called Rhodesia). If you wanted to get the best underwear then it would be Sunspel. So that’s why the 50s was a big period.So since you came on board in 2005, what have been some of your more iconic innovations?In terms of product, I think the key one is the loopback. It’s one of the strongest parts of the business. It kind of fits with what the rest of the brand is about. We spent a lot of time developing a fabric that had the right weight on the front and the back, made the cut nice and slim, and slightly tailored so it’s not a slouchy, super sporty, relaxed look; you can wear it dressing up or dressing down, and it’s really, really comfortable and it’s really high quality. So it’s almost the perfect version of what we are as a brand, which is casual luxury. The knitwear is important as well.Related: J.Crew Unleashes First-Ever Collab with Lacoste.You certainly seem to be picking up and adding more items going into fall. How do you see the brand moving forward?There’s much less than you think. When I think about it, it feels as if it’s been agonizingly slow! I think we have been quite slow. We add things, but when we add them we spend a lot of time in advance. Loopback took two years to develop the product. We think of it more as product development than new fashions, because what we want to do is create new products that will last into the future. And then we don’t just go, “Now that’s done.” We tend to tinker with it, just like we’ve been doing with underwear for years and years to try and make it a little better. We’re always trying to improve it.You teamed up with the designer Jonathan Anderson in the past. Is there an interest in doing more designer collaborations?We do have a designer that’s replaced Jonathan. She was on Savile Row for eight years before she did her own line, so she brought in a lot of these looks and fits. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to move into outerwear with confidence [for fall]. We have someone who really knows what they’re doing.So the collaborations are never branded separately?They’re all under one label. We do do collaborations. We’ve got a little capsule collection in the US with the store Unionmade. And we like doing that sort of thing. One of the great advantages of having a great factory is you can do something fun and interesting and do quite small runs.What else do you have in the vault that you might resurrect?It’s difficult to say what we might do. It tends to be something that happens when you bring in a new designer and a fresh pair of eyes. They see something new and different and they create something. That is why I think it’s very difficult for me to know what’s likely to come out of the archive. There may even be prints from the old letters that we could use. We’ve got great old labels before the crest was used, which we could run as a different line, so there’s a lot in there. One of the things I’m really focused on is we’re not a vintage brand. That’s not what we’re about. We’re about being modern and contemporary—but we have a history.Who is the Sunspel customer, especially the guys who go to your shops?If you look at the locations—we have one store on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, then Soho, Chiltern Street, and Jermyn Street which is pretty classic—we appeal to different customers right across the spectrum. Our brand is about product and it is clean and it is modern, but it’s not about saying we’re for this type of person and not that type of person, which is one of the things that makes it a brand that is not a fashion brand in that sense. Most fashion’s about a customer making a choice and being part of a tribe. We’re much more democratic than that and I hope everybody likes it.Do you feel there’s a void in the market for good basics?It depends on how you define good.Quality.I don’t think there are many brands that really do quality basics, because there’s always a temptation to make them a little less well and sell them to more people, and that means to get them to more people you have to spend more on marketing and consequently less money on real product quality. It’s incredibly competitive in the US, but I think if there is a bit of a void in the market it’s for English brands doing what we’re doing—with a heritage. I don’t think there are many English brands doing that at all. I think if we came to the US [and opened a store], Sunspel would be that brand. 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