10 months agoMan City midfielder De Bruyne on Cup triumph: Sheer relief

first_imgMan City midfielder De Bruyne on Cup triumph: Sheer reliefby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne admitted relief after beating Leicester City on penalties in the Carabao Cup last night.De Bruyne struck for City as the scores were 1-1 at fulltime. City went onto win the quarterfinal 3-1 after the shootout.De Bruyne said, “It’s a relief, it was difficult for us. It was a lot of players who hadn’t played a lot. We did a good game, it was an open game and in the end the keeper helped us. He’s got veins of ice! He did what he had to do in the shootout.”It is difficult to start when you are injured for five months but it felt good to play for 70 minutes. It is a good sign for me.”I feel stiff but I am happy to contribute. We want to win titles and now it’s two games more and we can battle for another trophy.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBesiktas move for AC Milan midfielder Alen Halilovic

first_imgBesiktas move for AC Milan midfielder Alen Halilovicby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBesiktas are moving for AC Milan midfielder Alen Halilovic.The 22-year-old joined Milan as a free agent from Hamburg last summer.Sky Italia says a January exit is imminent with his agent meeting Besiktas to consider personal terms on Tuesday.Halilovic is a Croatia international with nine senior caps, but made no impact at San Siro. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Oliver Luck Allegedly Told WVU Fans That He Joined The NCAA To “F*** Over Jim Boeheim”

first_imgFormer West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, who is now an NCAA executive, is embroiled in a rather unsettling controversy this week. According to Twitter user @StocktonShorts, Luck, in a Columbus bar ahead of the Mountaineers’ contest against Maryland last Sunday, made disparaging remarks about Syracuse and its men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim. The story, which the Twitter user claims was told to him by two friends independently of one another, went viral after screenshots of the tweets were posted to Reddit Tuesday morning. There’s also a photo of Luck taking a shot.According to the tweets, Luck allegedly joked that he joined the NCAA to help “f***” over Boeheim.Oliver Luck Story (1/7): Some WVU fans were hanging out at a bar before the WVU game in Columbus on Sunday— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) March 23, 2015Oliver Luck Story (2/7): Into the bar the WVU fans are in walks Oliver Luck with a man he introduces as “My Arab Friend David”.— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) March 23, 2015Oliver Luck Story (3/7): Oliver joins this group of Mountaineer fans for some drinks, someone asks him why he moved to work for the NCAA— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) March 23, 2015Luck4Oliver Luck Story (5/7): Oliver then calls over the waitress and orders 10 shots of Crown for him and his new WVU friends.— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) March 23, 2015Oliver Luck Story (6/7): They all hammer the shots down and Oliver immediately leaves….leaving them with the $70 bill for the shots. #Boss— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) March 23, 2015Luck7Brent Axe of syracuse.com reached out to Luck, who denied the allegations. He did not, however, deny being in the bar at the time in question.  “The Twitter account is not accurate,” Luck said. “I do not use language like that. I have the utmost respect for the infractions process and would not say such things about a member school and its head coach.“Secondly, I have not had any involvement whatsoever in the investigatory process of this particular case nor do I have any involvement with the penalties levied in this case. The latter is determined by the Committee on Infractions, an entity that does not report to me.”Last month, Syracuse was hammered by the NCAA after a lengthy investigation, as the school was penalized with the loss of 12 scholarships and five years probation. Boeheim was also suspended for nine league games and was forced to vacate over 100 victories.We’re not sure what course of action, if any, there will be here. Regardless, it’s eye-opening.last_img read more

Laken Tomlinson Taken No. 28 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

first_imgDuke Laken Tomlinson taken 28th overall.Duke Laken TomlinsonFormer Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson was taken at No, 28 overall by the Detroit Lions in this year’s NFL Draft. He is the first player to be taken in the first round out of Duke since 1987, when linebacker Mike Junkin went No. 5 to the Cleveland Browns.Round 1 – Pick 28 The @Lions select Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/ORgcpuDylk— #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015Tomlinson was rated as a three-star player coming out of Lane Technical High School in Chicago, but developed into one of the top guards in the country under David Cutcliffe at Duke.At 6-foot-3, 323 pounds, the First Team All-American projects to be one of the best interior run blockers in the 2015 draft class. His athleticism is a bit of a concern, but he should be a good fit on the inside for the Lions.According to NFL.com, Tomlinson’s closest comparison is Chris Watt. Here’s more: Tomlinson has treated defenders like a squat rep at times, but getting defenders centered and jacked will be tougher in the NFL. His lack of athleticism is a major concern and will cause problems winning initial engagements as defenders will get into him first.The Indianapolis Colts are now on the clock.last_img read more

Tom Izzo Says Jemele Hill “Should Run For President” Following Rant Against UM Fans

first_imgJemele Hill on ESPN.Jemele HillESPN personality Jemele Hill is a proud Michigan State alum, and she let Michigan fans know this during a two-minute segment on her show His and Hers. Hill used the time to call out Wolverine supporters who had been talking smack after the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and the team’s 5-1 start before Saturday’s stunning loss to the Spartans.Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo was obviously impressed by Hill, and he expressed his feelings when speaking with the media today.Tom Izzo: “Jemele Hill should run for president. She was awesome.” @jemelehill— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) October 20, 2015If Hill did run, it would be interesting to see how well she’d fare in the state of Michigan.last_img

Louisville President ‘Evaluating’ Possibility Of Changing Stadium Name In Light Of Papa John’s Controversy

first_imgLouisville's mascot leads the football team on the field.LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 30: Louisville Cardinals mascot run on the field prior to their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on October 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)After admitting to using the n-word during a conference call, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is out as company chairman. He has also resigned from Louisville’s board of trustees. The name of the school’s football stadium—Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium—is a more complex issue.Schnatter had been a huge benefactor of the school for years. That includes a strange naming rights deal that may be more difficult to get around, without Schnatter’s cooperation.On Wednesday, Louisville players began to voice their displeasure at the name of the stadium. A few called for it to be renamed “ASAP.”Louisville’s stadium naming rights deal is with John Schnatter himself, though, not the Papa John’s company.That means he controls what the stadium is named, through the expiration of the deal in 2040. From ABC News:Schnatter remains prominently linked to the school through Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. In a complicated arrangement, the school’s deal is with Schnatter himself, not the Papa John’s brand, and provides that if he leaves the company, Schnatter can rename the building. His current deal with the university runs through 2040.There’s a chance that he will surrender the name willingly. Louisville can also try and buy him out.School president Neeli Bendapudi says that the administration is looking into the issue, per WDRB.com:University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi said she is “evaluating” the status of university naming-rights agreements tied to John Schnatter, including that of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.[…]“We haven’t had a chance to discuss it formally but yes, certainly we are aware that there is a lot of interest in this and we are hoping to come together to discuss it,” she said.If Louisville can pull it off, the school shouldn’t have a tough time finding a new name. Receiver Keion Wakefield had a pretty good idea, which he shared via Twitter: Muhammed Ali Stadium.[WDRB.com]last_img read more

Here Are The Announcers For The Oklahoma vs. UCLA Game

first_imgOklahoma balloons fly.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Balloons for the Oklahoma Sooners fly outside of Sun Devil Stadium before the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Fresh off of a rout of a promising FAU team, Oklahoma hosts its second straight home game. This time, it welcomes in Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins.The Sooners were absolutely dominant last week. The offense didn’t miss a beat from last season, but the more impressive performance was the defense shutting down Lane Kiffin’s offense, which was dynamic last year and brought back a 1,900 yard rusher and a former four-star quarterback.The Sooners’ first team defense did not allow a point. Oklahoma wound up with a 63-14 win.UCLA’s start to the season was not as good. The Bruins are clearly rebuilding, and showed it in a 26-17 loss to Cincinnati. Quarterback Wilton Speight, a transfer in from Michigan, left the game with a back injury. He is day-to-day as we approach tomorrow’s game.Oklahoma vs. UCLA is slotted for a big Saturday afternoon match-up.Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on FOX, in Norman.Here’s who will be on the call for the big game:Play-by-play: Gus JohnsonGame analyst: Joel KlattSideline reporter: Jenny TaftOklahoma is a 30-point favorite in this game.,Here’s who will be on the call for the big game:Play-by-play: Gus JohnsonGame analyst: Joel KlattSideline reporter: Jenny TaftOklahoma is a 30-point favorite in this game.last_img read more

Son Of NFL Star Joey Porter Announces His College Commitment

first_imgView of the Beaver stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)The son of a former NFL star defensive player announced his college commitment this morning. It’s a big one.Joey Porter Jr., the son of former NFL standout linebacker Joey Porter, announced this morning his decision to commit to Penn State.The son of the four-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro announced on Twitter his decision to commit to the Nittany Lions.Porter Jr. is a four-star defensive back.#WeAre ⚪️?⚪️ Better #DC5 #T4L pic.twitter.com/TWMU9GuvJe— Joey Porter Jr (@jjporter_1) September 11, 2018Porter Jr. is a 6-foot-1 cornerback out of Wexford, Pa. He’s ranked the No. 30 CB in the 2019 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Penn State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 14 class in the country.last_img read more

Former 4-Star QB Announces Transfer

first_imgGeneral view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former four-star quarterback has decided to transfer away from his program. UCLA quarterback Devon Modster announced on Friday that he plans to leave the Bruins.Modster started two games for the Bruins in 2017, but has yet to see the field this year. He’s stuck behind Wilton Speight and true freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson on the depth chart and wasn’t likely to see any playing time this season, barring injury.Modster took to Twitter to make the announcement.“I’d like to thank Coach Kelly and the strength coaches for allowing me to continue to play the game I love, BUT I’ve decided to leave UCLA and pursue other opportunities,” Modster said on Twitter.Excited for a new chapter❗️ pic.twitter.com/YLiTN3ilqP— Dèvøñ Mödśtēr (@DModster) September 21, 2018Modster is a former four-star recruit from the 2016 class. He was the No. 13 pro-style quarterback from that class and committed to UCLA when Jim Mora was the coach.It’s a tough decision, but Modster likely didn’t have a place in Chip Kelly’s offense.last_img read more

Big 10 Head Coach Addresses Rumors He Could Take Another Major Job

first_imgA general view of Purdue's football stadium.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – SEPTEMBER 12: General View during the game between the Indiana State Sycamores and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 12, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images)Jeff Brohm already had plenty of momentum after taking Purdue from the dregs of the Big Ten to a bowl in his first year as head coach. Beating Ohio State by 29 last weekend shot him into a new tier of potential candidates for big jobs this off-season.Of course, one of those jobs that becomes available could be his alma mater.Brohm is a former Louisville quarterback and assistant coach. UL has really struggled this season, and with a revamped athletic department, Bobby Petrino could be in trouble.Jeff Brohm is the most popular candidate for the Louisville football job if it opens, but obviously, he remains outwardly committed to Purdue.He was asked about the rumors that he could be up for another opportunity once again last night.From Gold And Black, the Purdue Rivals site:“I don’t think people realize how good it is here (at Purdue),” Brohm said Thursday evening following practice.Following the 49-20 win over Ohio State last week, Brohm has done several national television, radio and print media requests. Inevitably in the midst of those interviews, the questions surrounding Brohm’s future ultimately pop up. Asked if he’s tired of answering questions about where he’ll be coaching next year or for several years to come, Brohm had a simple response.“On that one, yes I am. For sure,” Brohm said.Brohm went on to promote how well recruiting has gone for Purdue. Landing Rondale Moore, a four-star 2018 recruit who has instantly become a college football star, was a coup, and he’s not slowing down with the Boilermakers.Purdue’s 2019 class already has three four-star players committed, and a class currently ranked in the Top 30.[Gold And Black]last_img read more

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Expected To Enter 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgDwayne Haskins throwing a pass against Michigan.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to throw a pass in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a report suggested Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins would return to the Buckeyes for his senior season. That report, from Bleacher Report’s draft expert, Matt Miller, was countered by none other than Miller on Friday morning.After reporting that Haskins planned to return to Ohio State, Miller said he received messages from multiple sources who revealed Haskins’ off-season plans.According to Miller’s new piece from Friday morning, Haskins is now expected to enter his name into the 2019 NFL draft.Here’s more from Miller:Multiple sources reached out soon after it published and disclosed the offseason plans of Haskins. Barring injury or a massive drop-off in play down the stretch, the plan is for Haskins to leave for the NFL draft after this season.It’s a pivotal decision for the star college quarterback. If Haskins enters his name into the draft, he’ll likely be a day one prospect, though that remains to be seen.After hearing from his sources, Miller revealed a new big board. The NFL draft expert placed Haskins as a top-30 NFL prospect suggesting he’ll go in the first round.[Bleacher Report]last_img read more

College Football Star Skipping His Team’s Bowl Game

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The list of players skipping their bowl games this year continues to grow. On Thursday afternoon, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart revealed star corner Deandre Baker won’t play in the Bulldogs’ game against Texas on New Year’s Day.Baker announced his plans to play in the Sugar Bowl earlier this month, but has been battling an injury ahead of the game. Now it appears he made the decision to secure his health for the future by not participating in the bowl game.Smart revealed it was Baker’s decision to skip the game.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said cornerback Deandre Baker is not playing in the Sugar Bowl. He made the call to skip the game. He is on the trip.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) December 27, 2018Baker is one of the best corners in college football and is likely a top-15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. His decision sin’t surprising as he looks to keep his body healthy for the NFL – though he said earlier that he plans to play in the game.Georgia and Texas kick off at 8:45 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

Dwayne Haskins Has New Comment On NFL Draft Decision

first_imgDwayne Haskins plays against TCU.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks for an open receiver against the TCU Horned Frogs in the third quarter during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)With the Rose Bowl almost here, questions are swirling about Dwayne Haskins’ future at Ohio State. Although the superstar quarterback isn’t ready to make an official decision yet, he clearly is confident in his abilities.Haskins broke several records with the Buckeyes, as he threw for 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns.There was already a good chance that Haskins would leave Columbus for the 2019 NFL Draft, but those odds increased even further once Justin Herbert announced he’ll return to Oregon.Herbert was considered by many scouts as the top quarterback of this upcoming class. However, the opportunity to play alongside his brother has enticed him to stay for another season with the Ducks.Now that one of the elite quarterback prospects is officially off the board, the consensus around the country is that Haskins should see a boost in his stock.When asked if Herbert’s decision will affect his own, Haskins said “I’m happy he made that decision for himself, but his decision had nothing to do with me.”Here was the full quote:Dwayne Haskins says Justin Herbert’s return to Oregon doesn’t affect his NFL decision: “I feel like I was the best quarterback in the country regardless of what Herbert did. I’m happy he made that decision for himself, but his decision had nothing to do with me.”— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) December 29, 2018If Haskins does enter the draft he’ll most likely be selected early in the first round. Every year teams are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, and he definitely fits that category.Ohio State will face Washington on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl. It might just be the final collegiate game for Haskins.last_img read more

Here Are The 2019 Class Rankings After Bru McCoy’s Transfer

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Whether or not he knows it, Kliff Kingsbury has actually impacted the recruiting class rankings for the 2019 season. Once he was hired to be the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals, five-star recruit Bru McCoy decided that it’d be best if he left the USC Trojans.The Texas Longhorns were the winner of the McCoy sweepstakes, as the talented wideout signed his financial aid agreement yesterday – and plans to begin classes in Austin next week.McCoy needs to be granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA in order to gain eligibility for the upcoming college football season.Despite his status being unclear for the 2019 season, his latest decision has resulted in a few changes to the recruiting rankings across the nation.Texas has benefited greatly from the addition of McCoy, as the former No. 5 recruiting class in the country has just leapfrogged multiple teams in 247Sports’ team rankings.Here is the current top five:AlabamaGeorgiaTexasTexas A&MOklahomaUSC has dropped down to No. 18 in the rankings due to the loss of their former five-star recruit, McCoy.On the other hand, Tom Herman and the Longhorns have to be feeling good about their incoming players for next season.last_img read more

4-Star Brother Of Clemson Signee Joe Ngata Updates Tigers Recruitment

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers have another talented group of incoming players for 2019, which includes four-star wideout Joe Ngata. While he is quite the playmaker in his own right, his younger brother might be just as dynamic.Daniyel Ngata is an all-purpose tailback that is currently the No. 69 overall recruit in the 2020 class, per 247Sports. He holds offers from Clemson, Alabama, Washington, Michigan and other top programs.Although many predictions have Daniyel joining the Huskies, the opportunity to play for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers could entice him.Either way, the talented running back won’t chose his destination solely based off where his brother plays college footballFrom The State: “It was really good to get that offer. I’ve been in contact with Coach Elliott and Clemson for a minute,” Ngata said. “I had been waiting on that offer but I was still surprised when he told me. He asked me, ‘How would you like the opportunity to play with Joseph?’”“I am not basing my decision on my brother or anything like that. When I make my decision or think about my decision it’s like he isn’t even there.”Clemson has become a factory for running backs, and Travis Etienne is the latest example of that narrative. Perhaps Daniyel Ngata will be the successor to him for the Tigers.As for Joe Ngata, the early enrollee could see action at wide receiver fairly soon. With Amari Rodgers out for an extended period of time due to a torn ACL, the freshman will have his chance to shine.[The State]last_img read more

Cam Newton’s Star QB Younger Brother Reportedly Considering Transfer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p “He hasn’t officially made up his mind yet,” the report states. “This has caught everyone by surprise. All we know is that he’s not playing this weekend.”“He hasn’t officially made up his mind yet. This has caught everyone by surprise. All we know is that he’s not playing this weekend.”It appears the Caylin Newton era at Howard might be over.https://t.co/BfhBORrczy— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) September 28, 2019Caylin Newton could get major interest on the graduate transfer market.The former three-star quarterback recruit had 3,133 yards of total offense and 26 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018. A closeup of Cam Newton throwing a pass during a Panthers game.CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass during the first quarter abasing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Cam Newton isn’t the only quarterback in his family who won’t be playing football this weekend. The star NFL quarterback’s younger brother is also sitting out.Caylin Newton, the younger brother of the Carolina Panthers quarterback, is reportedly looking to transfer out of Howard.The Undefeated reported on Saturday night that the dual-threat quarterback skipped Saturday’s loss to Bethune Cookman in order to preserve his redshirt status. Newton, the preseason Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year, has played in four games. If he plays in a fifth game this year, he burns his redshirt option.Caylin Newton reportedly has two years of eligibility remaining and he’s set to graduate in May.last_img read more

India are not underdogs, says Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti ahead of Davis Cup tie

first_imgIndia are not underdogs, says Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti ahead of Davis Cup tieDavis Cup World Group Qualifiers: World No.18 Marco Cecchinato will lead Italy’s challenge, while they have two others inside top-60. India’s top-ranked Prajnesh Gunneswaran on the other hand is world number 102.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 18:27 IST India have named a strong team to face Italy in the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia and Italy face-off in the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers from February 1World No.18 Marco Cecchinato will lead Italy’s challengeItaly lead India 4-1 in head-to-head encounters. India won the last time they played in Kolkata, in 1985Italy’s non-playing captain Corrado Barazzutti on Monday predicted a tough match against India, insisting that the hosts were not underdogs despite having lower-ranked players compared to his team. India and Italy face-off in the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers from February 1.World No.18 Marco Cecchinato will lead Italy’s challenge, while they have two others inside top-60. India’s top-ranked Prajnesh Gunneswaran on the other hand is world number 102.”In Davis Cup, the ranking is only important for the draws on who plays first and who plays second. But everything changes once you step on the court. No one are underdogs I think. It will be a tough match,” Barazzutti told reporters after their first practice session on grass courts of the Calcutta South Club.On head-to-head count, Italy lead India 4-1. India won the last time they played in Kolkata, in 1985.India opted to host formidable Italy on grass on February 1 and 2 on grass courts, considering that the visitors have tough hard and clay court players.The winner of the tie will qualify for the inaugural World Group Finals in Madrid in November this year.”They are playing at home and on grass. We have to be focused and play with utmost respect. It’s always very difficult to play when you play for your country. It’s important for us for sure.”They are a good side. They are good players. We have to show bigger respect to this team, these players because they are very good,” Barazzutti who was part of the Davis Cup winning Italian team in 1976, said.advertisementCecchinato who defeated Novak Djokovic en route the French Open semifinals last year, has only played one Davis Cup rubber and it was on clay as no one in the Italy squad has played the Davis Cup on grass.”It’s grass. What I can say. That is the court. And we have to play on this court, we have nothing to complain. We were just practising to play as better as possible.””You know the schedule. Only some players played on grass before the Wimbledon last year. There’s maybe one tournament after the Wimbledon. Nobody plays a lot on the grass. Even the Indians don’t play I think. Not only us,” he said.The five-member team got used to the lush green South Club courts sweating it out for close to two hours.Also Watch: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 byPTI Tags :Follow Davis CupFollow Marco CecchinatoFollow Prajnesh Gunneswaran Nextlast_img read more

Ziva Dhoni outsmarts Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2019 throwback video

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 20:28 IST Ziva Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo (@ChennaiIPL Photo)Ziva Dhoni had been Chennai Super Kings’ biggest Super Fan during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. From cheering for “Paapa” from the stands to goofing around in the CSK camp with her charming personality, Ziva added a lot of colour to the CSK camp.Ziva Dhoni found great company in the other Super Cubs from the team, including Suresh Raina’s daughter Gracia, Harbhajan Singh daughter Hinaya among others.CSK’s social media posts involving their youngest Super Fans were a big hit and it seems not just the star cricketers but their little ones had fun during the team’s run to the final in IPL 2019.It seems, Ziva Dhoni has been missing all the madness. In a social media post on her official Instagram account, Ziva can be seen playing with Dwayne Bravo while Gracia Raina is chasing her with a soft toy in hand.The post was captioned: “Memories”.Bravo high fives Ziva but when Dhoni’s daughter attempts another one, the Super Kings all-rounder tricks her by removing his hand just in time. However, Ziva goes on to hold Bravo’s hand tight before completing another high five.Earlier this week, photos of Ziva Dhoni hugging her father as they waited at the airport during the IPL 2019 season went viral on social media.Right after the IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, Ziva Dhoni was also seen teaching Rishabh Pant vowels in Hindi.advertisementZiva had also spread awareness about the importance of voting during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in her own cute way. Notably, Dhoni had flown to Ranchi between two crucial matches to make sure he completed his duty as a citizen of the country.Dhoni will be heading to the United Kingdom for his 4th World Cup appearance. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is still an integral member of Virat Kohli-led Indian ODI side and he will be expected to play a key role at the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales.Also Read | Watch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral videoAlso Read | Used to call MS Dhoni a terrorist but he became a saint: Former teammateAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ziva DhoniFollow Gracia RainaFollow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow Dwayne Bravo Ziva Dhoni outsmarts Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2019 throwback videoIn a video on her official Instagram account, Ziva Dhoni can be seen playing with Dwayne Bravo at the Chennai Super King team hotel. Ziva was among the biggest Super Fans of CSK during Indian Premier League 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal slam ‘bad umpiring’ at World Championships

first_img Press Trust of India BaselAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 16:58 IST Saina Nehwal lost to Mia Blichfeldt in a three-game marathon. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal slammed the standard of umpiring in her BWF World Championships pre-quarterfinal loss to Denmark’s Mia BlichfeldSaina, who had won a silver at the 2015 World Championships and a bronze in 2017, put up a gritty performance before losing 21-15 25-27 12-21 to BlichfeldtP V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles and men’s singles competition, respectivelyIndian badminton ace Saina Nehwal on Friday slammed the standard of umpiring in her BWF World Championships pre-quarterfinal loss to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, terming it “very sick”.Her husband Parupalli Kashyap, who often sits by the courtside during her matches, also lashed out at the umpire following the narrow defeat.”Still can’t believe 2 match points which the umpire overruled in the second game. And the umpire tells me in the mid of second game ‘let the line umpires do their job’ and I don’t understand suddenly how the umpire overruled the match points..very sick,” the London Olympic bronze medallist tweeted.still can’t believe 2 match points which the umpire overruled in the second game . And the umpire tells me in the mid of second game let the line umpires do their job and I dnt understand suddenly how the umpire overruled the match points..very sick @bwfmedia @HSBCBWF https://t.co/1p4PP4yXzc Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 23, 2019Saina, who had won a silver at the 2015 World Championships and a bronze in 2017, put up a gritty performance before losing 21-15 25-27 12-21 to Blichfeldt, seeded 12th, in the women’s singles match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes on Thursday.There was no video referral in place for Saina’s match as it was not held in one of the two courts with live streaming facility.”2 match-points snatched away by bad umpiring. And numerous wrong decisions,” Kashyap, a 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, wrote on his twitter handle.”Unbelievable that there are no reviews on other courts at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. When will our sport get better ? SICK @bwfmedia @HSBCBWF @NSaina #feelingcheated #totalbwfworldchampionships2019.”advertisementWhile Saina exited, Olympic and two-time World Championship silver medallist P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles and men’s singles competition, respectively, with straight game wins.Also Read | BWF World Championships: Saina Nehwal misses 9th successive quarters berth after defeat to Mia BlichfeldtAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Saina Nehwal Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal slam ‘bad umpiring’ at World ChampionshipsWorld No. 8 Saina Nehwal blamed poor umpiring for her defeat to Mia Blichfeldt in a three-game marathon in BWF World Championships 2019.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Eat This: Zingerman’s Bacon of the Month Club

first_imgIf The Manual post on Theresa Gilliam and E. Jane Armstrong ‘s book Bacon 24/7 is any indication, you guys love your bacon, and who wouldn’t? It’s crispy, greasy, and so delicious. Now if you want to mix it up a little, there’s a subscription service that’s just for you. Zingerman’s has a Bacon of the Month Club and for just $400, you get a different variety of bacon shipped to your door. Here’s what you’ll get:Month 1: Nueske’s Applewood SmokedMonth 2: Arkansas PepperedMonth 3: Hickory Smoked DurocMonth 4: Jowl and SteakMonth 5: Broadbent Kentucky BaconMonth 6: Cherry SmokedMonth 7: Spencer’s Irish StyleMonth 8: Long PepperMonth 9: Hungarian Double SmokedMonth 10: Newsom’s Dry CuredMonth 11: Benton’s Dry CuredMonth 12: Juniper SmokedWho wouldn’t love a bacon tour around the world. Savor each flavor and enjoy it with eggs for breakfast, for a light night snack, or even infuse some bourbon with it! Better yet, go for a bloody mary with a slab of bacon in it to flavor it up. Buy it for a present for your father or one of your friends, or if you really love bacon, treat yourself to something nice! If you’re wondering just how amazing the Bacon of the Month Club is, all your favorite celebrity chefs have nothing but glowing things to say about it. Featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate!. Mario Batali said it was “amazing artisan bacon,” while Bobby Flay called it a “fantastic gift!” How cold you go wrong with that?For more information, visit zingermans.com. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas Talking American Brandy with Washington’s Mastrogiannis Distillery The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more