WATCH: Arsenal defender William Saliba leads St Etienne fans sing-song after Lyon winby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender William Saliba has been filmed singing from a microphone in front of St. Etienne’s fans following the Ligue 1 club’s win over Lyon.Saliba was immediately loaned back to France after completing a move to Gunners this summer.He was imperious in the match, which was his first league start for the season.William Saliba & Kieran Tierney both whipping out megaphones after an away win vs Spurs in 2021. I’m absolutely here for this. https://t.co/jk98LyyPzI— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 7, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan count on Wolves to help land Arsenal midfielder Elnenyby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are readying a bid for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.Currently on-loan with Besiktas, Milan believe they can sign Elneny in January for €15m.Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan would seek to fund the deal by inviting Wolves to bid for Franck Kessie.Wolves failed with an attempt for the midfielder over the summer.If a deal can be struck, then Milan will seek to do business with Arsenal over Elneny in the New Year.
The debate rages on. Earlier this month, players from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma State and other schools got into a number of Twitter arguments regarding which program should be considered “D.B.U” – meaning, which school produces the best defensive backs when it comes to NFL success. Well, there appears to be a new entrant, and it has a fairly decent spokesman. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is now claiming that his school is the real “D.B.U”, and he’s got an NFL.com article to back up his claim.pic.twitter.com/IhLH9SdnoC— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) May 28, 2015The piece, written by Chase Goodbread, lists former Buckeyes Donte Whitner, Antoine Winfield, Chris Gamble, Nate Clements, Shawn Springs and Will Allen as examples as to why he believes Ohio State is tops.Of course, these kinds of titles have been created purely for entertainment purposes. That being said, it is interesting to watch players, coaches and analysts vouch for who they think deserves the crown. Is Meyer right?
With the 2016 NFL Draft now just weeks away, some of the top players in the class are that much closer to achieving their dreams. Pro Days are now behind us. The NFL Combine seems a distant memory. And players are now set to take center stage in Chicago beginning April 28. We’ve seen draft stocks rise and fall over the past couple months, with a handful of players sneaking up in the projections. Trades and free agency likely changed a few things, too. It’s impossible to know what teams think about each player – but, like everybody else, we can take a look at each team’s needs and project what they’ll be looking for on draft day; which teams will go where when it’s all said and done. And now we can take the combine into account, too. Here’s the final version of how we think the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will shake out.1. Tennessee Titans – OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole MissWhile Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey has received quite a bit of buzz as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the draft, it’s hard to imagine the Titans don’t go after the only true offensive tackle in the class to protect franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota. So, with that in mind, Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil appears to be the only option. Tunsil is an immediate impact type of talent on the offensive line – something Tennessee needs desperately after giving up the most sacks in the NFL last season.2. Cleveland Browns – QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota StateWith several teams expected to select a quarterback in the first round, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz has continued to separate himself as the pick of the litter. Wentz has done everything right since beginning the pre-draft process, showing plenty of ability both on the field and on the white board. While Cleveland signed Robert Griffin III, the Browns can’t bet their season on him. They still need to take a quarterback with the second pick. 3. San Diego Chargers – CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida StateIf FSU’s Jalen Ramsey falls to No. 3, the Chargers would be silly not to take him, especially considering the holes in their secondary. Ramsey – largely considered the best player in this draft – would be a major boost to San Diego’s defense. As versatile as they come, he played safety, corner and a hybrid nickel back during his time as a Seminole. He also returned kicks.4. Dallas Cowboys – DE Joey Bosa, Ohio StateWhile rumors have swirled that the Cowboys are gearing up to select Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with their first pick, it makes more sense for Dallas to improve things on the defensive side of the ball during the first round. With that in mind, Elliott’s teammate – defensive end Joey Bosa – seems to be the perfect fit. The Cowboys’ coaching staff has recently visited the Buckeyes to hold private workouts for several players, and we believe Bosa will have his name called.5. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB Myles Jack, UCLAAs one of the best players in the entire class, Myles Jack will make any team happy. And if the Jaguars have the chance to select him at No. 5 they better pull the trigger.Jack is a machine on the football field and his versatility makes things difficult on the opposition. With the ability to rush the quarterback or drop into coverage, the former Bruin appears to be the perfect fit in Jacksonville. 6. Baltimore Ravens – DE DeForest Buckner, OregonOregon’s DeForest Buckner has helped his draft stock as much as any player entering the 2016 NFL Draft, and some projections have him going as high as No. 3 overall to the Chargers. But, with his size and athleticism, he almost seems destined to be a Raven. Buckner would be a perfect fit on the defensive front. Baltimore won’t pass up this opportunity.7. San Francisco 49ers – QB Jared Goff, CalFormer Cal quarterback Jared Goff appeared to take a step back after the NFL Combine, but he’s since gained some ground and has impressed several organizations over the last month. Goff may actually be the most fluid signal caller in this class, with plenty of accuracy and sneaky ability to escape a collapsed pocket. With continued uncertainty surrounding Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers need to slect a quarterback here and Goff will be their best option. 8. Philadelphia Eagles – QB Paxton Lynch, MemphisThe Eagles are expected to have traded up to select a quarterback, and with Wentz and Goff off the board, Paxton Lynch would be a terrific option. Lynch is big, has a huge arm and has impressed during workout over the past couple months. If either Goff or Wentz are still on the board, it’s possible the Eagles go with one of them. But the Eagles should get a quarterback either way.9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Vernon Hargreaves IIIThe Bucs desperately need defensive help, and with DeForest Buckner already off the board, Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III would be an excellent selection at No. 9. While not a versatile as FSU’s Ramsey, Hargreaves is probably the most natural corner in the class. A terrific cover corner who can play the boundary, Hargreaves would make Tampa Bay very happy.10. New York Giants – DE Kevin Dodd, ClemsonThe New York Football Giants need help on the defensive side of the ball, and with so much defensive talent near the top of this class, they’ll have a lot to choose from. At No. 10, there’s already quite a bit of talent off the board, but Clemson’s Kevin Dodd may be just what they need. Dodd, who many consider the lesser of the two when talking about college teammate Shaq Lawson, has improved his stock over the past couple months. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, and Giants fans would love that.Next: Picks 11-20 ???>>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
Mauricio Pochettino does not want a repeat of the inflammatory comments made by Eden Hazard towards Tottenham in their latest fight for the Premier League title.Chelsea star Hazard stated, “we don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League; the fans, the club and the players,” ahead of an ill-tempered 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May 2016, a result that ended Spurs’ hopes of stopping Leicester City from winning the league.A run of five consecutive league wins has put Pochettino’s side firmly back in the race this season, with leaders Liverpool just six points above them at the halfway stage. 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 Pochettino hopes there is more of a fair fight in 2018-19, having been stung by remarks such as those made by Hazard two years ago.”When you are professional, some opinions you cannot make public,” the Spurs manager said ahead of their match against Wolves on Saturday.Next up: Wolves at Wembley. #COYS pic.twitter.com/b6rZOjaL5Q— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 28, 2018″Because after, you create a big problem, like what happened at Chelsea. That was more like a battle than a football game.”Why did that happen? You know very well. That’s why it’s compulsory to behave professionally. We translate a lot of emotion to the people. We are public persons.”Pochettino admits there was stronger public support for Leicester’s shock title charge in 2015-16 than there was for Spurs, but he does not expect any team to earn any favours in this term’s tough battle.”Now, it is between the top six: Liverpool, Tottenham, [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United and it’s going to be more about who can win the league,” he said.”We are not going to receive a favour and nor will another club. It’s true, the season when Leicester were there the sympathy for Leicester was bigger than for Tottenham. That was the reality. But they won and they deserved to be the champions.”The sympathy of the neutral people was more for Leicester than for us. This is normal.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
New Barcelona recruit Frenkie de Jong says he would like to see his ex-teammate from Ajax Matthijs de Ligt join him at Camp Nou, but that he cannot make up the defender’s mind for him.Ajax skipper De Ligt has been the subject of intense transfer speculation since he led the Dutch champions to an unlikely semi-final appearance in the Champions League, where only a stoppage-time comeback from Tottenham prevented them from reaching the final.Barca had been favourite to land the 19-year-old’s signature earlier in the summer, but it now looks like Juventus will win the race to sign Europe’s most sought-after defender after the Serie A champions reportedly agreed a fee with Ajax. 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 And De Jong, who was finally unveiled on Friday as a Barcelona player having agreed to join the club six months previously, says that even though he found the decision to move to Spain a simple one, it may not be the same for his international colleague.“I’d like to see him [De Ligt] here, but I cannot decide,” said De Jong.“He has to make that decision with his family. When I saw Barca wanted me to play here, the decision was very easy.”Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is a known admirer of the player and had been leading his team’s assault to ensnare De Ligt from the Dutch champions, claimed he knows where the 19-year-old defender’s future is, but remains unable to reveal it publicly. “I have known where De Ligt will play [next season] for a long time,” said the president, referencing comments made previously to ESPN in April. “I still know but I cannot say anything else.”De Ligt’s future has been the source of constant speculation for much of the close season, with Ajax sporting direct Marc Overmars conceding the defender would be departing eventually for a top club in Europe.Goal reported in June that De Ligt had made his long anticipated decision in favour of Juventus, with new manager Maurizio Sarri receiving an impressive new tool to go into his defensive arsenal as he aims to guide the club to an ninth straight Serie A crown and a first Champions League title since 1996.
The 2018 college football season kicks off this weekend. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit just dropped his annual prediction piece.“The Herbies” are always a fun read. They feature a ton of preseason awards and predictions, including playoff picks, national champion, top impact players and more.Herbstreit’s playoff picks are pretty chalky. He anticipates three teams who have been there before getting back, and he likes another team that just missed the playoff the last two years to finally get in.Oh yeah, he also thinks we’re getting Alabama-Clemson IV, with the national title being on the line.Herbstreit is picking Alabama to win back-to-back titles, and their sixth overall under Nick Saban.AlabamaClemsonPenn StateWashingtonNational title game: Alabama over ClemsonAlabama, Clemson and Washington are clearly the favorites in their respective conferences. Penn State has a dogfight to get out of the Big Ten, but the Nittany Lions are capable. Plus, Herbie think Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is winning the Heisman Trophy.The games get started this weekend. It should be fun following all of these predictions as the season progresses.You can read the rest of The Herbies here.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 05: Penn State Nittany Lions players and fans sing to celebrate the team’s win over Iowa Hawkeyes on November 5, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Iowa 41-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)This season was plagued by questionable fourth-quarter decisions for Penn State, but finishing the year with three consecutive wins would certainly alleviate the pain.Last Saturday, the Nittany Lions were victorious over Wisconsin. While an upcoming battle with Rutgers should provide an easy opponent, the final game against Maryland will be crucial.If Penn State wants to find themselves playing in an important bowl game, owning a 9-3 record would do the trick.Although the showdown with the Terrapins is almost two weeks away, the kickoff time is now out.The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET from Beaver Stadium.Here’s the schedule for the Big Ten’s final week of the regular season Nov. 23-24. Penn State vs. Maryland kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. pic.twitter.com/6PsGPBtQ3N— Mark Wogenrich (@MarkWogenrich) November 12, 2018ABC will broadcast this Big Ten finale.Maryland owns a 5-5 record, and despite all the turmoil this season, the Terrapins haven’t shown any quit in them.For Penn State fans, watching Trace McSorley’s final game at home will be a bittersweet moment.It should be a tremendous matchup, as the Big Ten provides some of the best action in the entire country.
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks watches on during their game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)As a player and as a coach, Steve Spurrier has offered some pretty incredible moments to football fans. But he may have saved his funniest moments for his current stint with the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football.During Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Commanders, Spurrier appeared very dissatisfied with the officiating on the field. So when the officials called a holding penalty against San Antonio, Spurrier was heard very loudly saying, “About time they finally called it!”The remark was loud enough to be heard in the CBS Sports Network booth, and got a chuckle out of the announce team. He was then heard following up his remark with, “They’ve been doing it every play!”At halftime, Spurrier’s Apollos trailed the Commanders 18-17.”About time they finally called it!”Steve Spurrier is a gem. pic.twitter.com/qNrMgNKz0v— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) February 17, 2019Despite only four rushing yards in the first half and only 23 plays run, Orlando’s passing attack is letting them keep the game close against the Commanders.Last week Spurrier led the Apollos to a 40-6 opening-day win over the Atlanta Legends. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert had two touchdown passes and caught a touchdown pass from wide receiver Jalin Marshall in the win.Spurrier remains the face of the Orlando Apollos, just as he has been at just about everyone of his stops in his legendary coaching career.
Hogan posted a clip of his workout with Witten on Twitter.Check it out:“Hogan to Witten up the seam!”Great time getting work this morning with my guy @JasonWitten ! For all the Cowboys fans wondering, he hasn’t lost a step 😉Also a great call by the mastermind himself, @CoachSchotty pic.twitter.com/IU7DLVGyH6— Deuce Hogan (@_DeuceHogan__) July 2, 2019Witten is making his comeback to the NFL this season, putting an early end to his broadcasting career. He re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys back in March.As for Hogan, the young gunslinger is certainly trending up as a precise passer.Hogan is one of 20 commits in Iowa’s recruiting class, which is currently ranked as the No. 4 group in the Big Ten. IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: Mascot “Herky the Hawk” of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes the field before the match-up against the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)As the Iowa Hawkeyes get ready for this upcoming season, four-star recruit Deuce Hogan is also working hard this offseason. He isn’t going to be on campus until 2020, but his latest workout should have his future coaching staff intrigued.The Faith Christian product is the No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class, per 247Sports. Iowa received his commitment over other Power Five programs, such as Baylor, Boston College and Georgia.With the summer in full swing, Hogan is preparing himself for a strong senior season in high school. In order to keep himself on his game in July, the four-star quarterback is working out with a future Hall of Famer.On Tuesday, Hogan revealed that he’s spending time on the field with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. They were practicing together on a few different routes.
Press Trust of India Indian WellsMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 11:20 IST Prajnesh bagged 61 ranking points with his stupendous effort at Indian Wells (Reuters Photo)Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s terrific run at the Indian Wells Masters came to an end following a straight set defeat against big-serving Ivo Karlovic even as the left-handed Indian is confident of replicating success at the big stage consistently.The Indian qualifier fought hard before losing 3-6 6-7(4) to the tall Croat, who fired 16 aces in the one hour and 13-minute contest.”It was very difficult to return his big serve. I had some chances, I did not take them and that’s pretty much what decided the match,” Prajnesh, ranked 97, said as he could not convert any of the two break chances.It was Prajnesh’s maiden appearance at an ATP Masters event and he bagged 61 ranking points with his stupendous effort, which will catapult him to new career-best rank of 82.”Overall, it was very good run. I am confident I will be able to do this again. Obviously time will tell. Over a period of time I should be able to deliver such results consistently. I am not sure if it will always be at the Masters, or a 250 (tournament) or a Grand Slam. I hope it happens at the bigger events””At the end of the day, If I am consistently competing against these players and finding success then I am on the right track,” said the Chennai player, who earned a prize purse of USD 48,775.Meanwhile, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov bowed out of the doubles after a 6-4 1-6 8-10 defeat against Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini in the second round.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 Indian Wells MastersFollow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow Ivo KarlovicFollow Rohan BopannaFollow Denis Shapovalov Indian Wells Masters: Ivo Karlovic defeats Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Bopanna-Shapovalov exitThe Indian qualifier fought hard before losing 3-6 6-7(4) to the tall Croat, who fired 16 aces in the one hour and 13-minute contest.advertisement Next
advertisement No data available! graphs IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Uthappa, Kuldeep dropped after terrible night at Eden GardensKolkata Knight Riders made three changes to their playing XI for Sunday’s IPL 2019 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a bid to snap their four-match losing streak. Akshay Ramesh HyderabadApril 21, 2019UPDATED: April 21, 2019 16:47 IST IPL 2019: Robin Uthappa has been dropped from KKR’s line-up for the first time ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRobin Uthappa had scored 9 from 20 balls in KKR’s unsuccessful chase of 214 on FridayKuldeep Yadav leaked 59 runs as RCB batsmen took him to the cleaners in KolkataRinku Singh and KC Cariappa replaced Robin Uthappa and Kuldeep Yadav on SundayRobin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna were left out from Kolkata Knight Riders’ playing XI for their crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. | SRH vs KKR, IPL 2019 live score |KKR’s decision to leave out the three regular starters for their 10th match of IPL 2019 came after the trio had a forgettable night at the Eden Gardens a day ago against Royal Challengers Bangalore.Robin Uthappa’s axing was on the cards, considering his ordinary performances for KKR in the ongoing season. In fact, this is the first time Kolkata have dropped their star batsman who had played a key role in their title-winning campaigns in 2012 and 2014.Uthappa played a slow inning that arguably cost Kolkata Knight Riders two points in their previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chasing a mammoth total of 214 after a Virat Kohli 100 at the Eden Gardens on Friday, Uthappa made 9 from 20 balls and put tremendous pressure on the rest of the batting unit.On the other hand, India’s premier wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav was taken to the cleaners by RCB batsmen as he conceded 59 runs in his four-over quota — the joint-worst figures for a spinner in IPL cricket.Kuldeep broke down after completing his spell on Friday as he was distraught after conceding 27 runs in his final over. RCB all-rounder Moeen Ali took him to the cleaners, hitting him for three sixes and two fours in the over.Kuldeep, who had been playing quite a lot of cricket at the international level, has lacked the x-factor in IPL this season. Kuldeep has managed to pick up just four wickets from nine matches at an economy rate close to 9 runs per over.advertisementFast bowler Prasidh Krishna also faced the axe after conceding 52 runs in his four-over quota against RCB. The Karnataka pacer has picked up just two wickets from nine matches for KKR at an economy rate of over 9 runs per over in IPL 2019.KKR brought in mystery spinner KC Cariappa to replace Kuldeep Yadav while big-hitting batsman Rinku Singh replaced Robin Uthappa. Left-arm pacer from Andhra Pradesh, Prithvi Raj was handed his IPL debut by KKR as the 21-year-old replaced Krishna.Also 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 Yarra Prithvi RajFollow IPL 2019Follow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Robin UthappaFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow kc cariappa scorecard view more view less commentary
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 11:51 IST Yuvraj Singh played some memorable knocks against Pakistan during his illustrious career (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShahid Afridi also lauded Yuvraj Singh for his fighting ability on and off the fieldYuvraj made a comeback to international cricket just 9 months after he was diagnosed with cancerYuvraj will always be remembered for helping India win the 2007 World T20 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has heaped praises on retired Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, saying that the stylish left-hander inspired many with his fighting ability.Arguably, one of the greatest players to have donned the blue in white-ball cricket, Yuvraj was diagnosed with mediastinal seminoma, a germ-cell tumour located between his two lungs just after he helped MS Dhoni-led India clinch their second World Cup on home soil.”Congratulations on a fantastic career Yuvraj Singh. You were an amazing batsman and a brilliant fielder with big match temperament. Your fighting ability is very inspiring, we spent great time together. All the very best in your life ahead,” tweeted Afridi on Monday.Congratulations on a fantastic career @YUVSTRONG12 You were an amazing batsman and a brilliant fielder with big match temperament. Your fighting ability is very inspiring, we spent great time together. All the very best in your life ahead. https://t.co/2wLMtHJGT4Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 10, 2019Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has hailed Yuvraj Singh’s career, saying the stylish southpaw was one of the most elegant left-handed batsmen India has ever produced.”A rock-star, a match winner, a great junior and a very good friend of mine, Yuvraj has retired from international cricket. I remember for the first time I played against him in 2003 in Centurion during the World Cup where he played a beautiful knock… I went to him and talked to him. I was deeply impressed by his in-depth knowledge of the game.”I don’t think India has produced a more elegant batsman than Yuvraj Singh. He used to play very fluently,” Akhtar said in his YouTube channel.advertisementYuvraj Singh Retires | Special Message as International Cricket Loses a Match Winnerhttps://t.co/JVURwPUy5bShoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 10, 2019Yuvraj, now 37, hit four half-centuries and a century, while also picking up 15 wickets — including a five-for against Ireland — on his way to the Man of the Tournament award to star for the Men in Blue in the showpiece event in 2011.The cancer diagnosis was confirmed in February 2012, after which Yuvraj stayed away from the game till December that year, when he made a comeback following treatment.It was not a memorable comeback for the dashing southpaw, who was more than a handful with his left-arm spin. Yuvraj last turned out in national colours in June 2017 in an ODI during India’s tour of the West Indies.He ended his career with an outstanding ODI record of 8701 runs — 22nd in the overall list, and seventh among Indians — at an average of 36.55 and 111 wickets.”He was a great cricketer, a great friend and a very patriotic Indian. He always wanted to win games for India and whenever he used to come to bat lower down the order, we always felt it was important to get him out or else he could take the game away.Bidding adios to @YUVSTRONG12 .Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 10, 2019″I wish him best of luck for the future. He is a TV product and I know he will do a lot of work on the small screen,” said Akhtar while praising the stylish Indian left-hander.In the longest format of the game, Yuvraj was not so effective, scoring three centuries and 11 half-centuries and aggregating 1900 runs, and in T20Is — where he headlined India’s 2007 title-winning effort with a blast of six sixes in a Stuart Broad over — he ended with 1177 runs and 28 wickets.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh looking to ‘play some fun cricket’ after international retirementAlso Read | Rohit Sharma to Yuvraj Singh: Love you brotherman, you deserved a better send-offAlso Read | Enjoy retirement legend: Stuart Broad bids adieu to Yuvraj SinghAlso Read | Virat Kohli leads tributes for Yuvraj Singh after 2011 World Cup winner retiresFor 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 Shahid AfridiFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Yuvraj Singh retirementFollow Yuvraj Singh retires Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar pay tribute to retired Yuvraj Singh: We spent great time togetherYuvraj Singh ended his international career with an outstanding ODI record of 8701 runs — 22nd in the overall list, and seventh among Indians — at an average of 36.55 and 111 wickets.advertisement
Next Harry Kane nets hat-trick as England romp past BulgariaHarry Kane’s second hat-trick for his country took his tally to 25 goals from 40 appearances and put him ahead of 1966 World Cup final hero Geoff Hurst on the list of all-time England scorers.advertisement Reuters LondonSeptember 8, 2019UPDATED: September 8, 2019 05:21 IST Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England defeated Bulgaria in Group A at Wembley. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Kane scored a hat-trick as England beat Bulgaria 4-0Harry Kane struck home two penalties after opening the score in 24th minute of the gameIt was the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s second hat-trick for his countryEngland’s serene progress towards Euro 2020 continued as captain Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria in Group A at Wembley on Saturday.Kane opened the scoring after 24 minutes and struck home two penalties after the break as well as providing the assist for Raheem Sterling to get on the scoresheet.The Tottenham Hotspur striker’s second hat-trick for his country took his tally to 25 goals from 40 appearances and put him ahead of 1966 World Cup final hero Geoff Hurst on the list of all-time England scorers.Gareth Southgate’s side have now scored 14 goals in their opening three Group A games and lead the table with nine points from Kosovo (8) who beat the Czech Republic 2-1 earlier on.England host Kosovo for the first time on Tuesday when another victory will leave them looking virtually assured of reaching next year’s tournament that culminates on home soil.It was not a perfect display by England with Bulgaria having three good chances, one when the score was 0-0, but England proved far too strong as they left the visitors languishing at the bottom of the group with two points from five games.First half, we got caught on the counter a couple of times. We said at halftime we needed to try and come out and get an early goal and that’s what we’ve done, Kane said.It’s a good result we hope to take into Tuesday.Bulgaria had never beaten England in 10 previous encounters, scoring only twice, and despite starting reasonably solidly and having the game’s first chance through naturalised Brazilian Wanderson, they were the architects of their own downfall.advertisementThe expected home onslaught had failed to materialise in the opening quarter but England were gifted the lead.Southgate would have been concerned by some slackness in his defence and Galin Ivanov wasted a great chance to head his side level when he was picked out by Ivelin Popov’s cross.Shortly after the break Wanderson was played in and his fierce effort from a tight angle was saved by Jordan Pickford.Stung, England immediately counter-attacked and Marcus Rashford was sent clear and as he turned back inside in the area he was tripped by the sliding Nikolay Bodurov.Kane dispatched the penalty with ease and six minutes later he teed up Sterling to score off his thigh from close range.With the points in the bag England sent on Chelsea youngster Mason Mount for his debut while Jadon Sancho also got some game time as he replaced Sterling with 20 minutes left.Kane was also given a breather but not before he had earned and converted his second penalty in the 73rd minute after being hacked down by Bulgaria substitute Kristian Dimitrov.Kosovo have emerged as the unlikely closest challengers to England in the group and will arrive at Wembley in good heart after goals from Vedat Muriqi and Mergim Vojvoda secured their victory over the Czechs in the day’s other Group A game.Patrik Schick had put the Czechs ahead.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat
Next Brazil trip, Rs 8.5 lakh and a family: Free Fire India Today League winners live their dreamsFour youngsters from Gujarat became a family after taking to Free Fire, one of the biggest Battle Royale games going around. They have now won themselves a trip to Brazil wherein they will be representing the country in the Free Fire World Series final in November.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 08:46 IST Winners of Free Fire League – Prakash Bharvad, Vivek Choudhary, Krupesh Choudhary and Radhe Thakur (Rajwant Rawat Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTeam Nawabzade won Free Fire India Today League on Saturday in New DelhiThe 4 youngsters from Gujarat will now represent India in the Free Fire World Series final in Brazil in NovTeam Nawabzade members started playing the Battle Royale game a couple of years agoPrakash Bharvad, Vivek Choudhary, Krupesh Choudhary and Radhe Thakur are professional gamers from Gujarat. They hadn’t met or interacted with each other until they became GJ Radhe Bhai, VRC 100, GJ Jigar and GJ Radhe on Free Fire, one of the biggest Battle Royale games available on smartphones.The 4 youngsters from Gujarat fell in love with Free Fire within months of beginning to play the cracking Battle Royale game a couple of years ago.When they started out to play the hugely popular game, little did they know they would become a “family”. Little did they know they would beat close to 35,000 teams and become India’s most successful Free Fire team. Little did they know, they would represent India in the Free Fire World Series Final in Brazil in November 2019.Nawabzade, a team of 4 from Gujarat, won Free Fire India Today League, the country’s biggest Battle Royale tournament, on Saturday at Siri Fort in New Delhi. Prakash, Vivek, Krupesh and Radhe took home Rs 8.5 lakh and tickets to Brazil to represent the country.”We are honoured to represent India in Brazil. It was our dream to win Free Fire India Today League. We were confident from the start. All 12 teams had some amazing players but we knew we would be able to win the tournament. The exposure that we gained when we went to Jakarta in August helped us here,” Prakash told indiatoday.in on Saturday.Team Nawabzade win Free Fire India Today League, to represent India in Brazil. Nawabzade took home Rs 8.5 Lakh while the 2nd and 3rd team won Rs 4 Lakh and Rs 2 Lakh respectively.#FreeFireITL #ITPhotoblog pic.twitter.com/zmPydctiT0advertisementIndia Today (@IndiaToday) October 12, 2019″Before we started playing Free Fire, we did not know each other. We connected via our virtual names. We meet regularly now. In fact, we have become a family,” Prakash added.Nawabzade, just like the other finalists, has youngsters in the team. Prakash, who runs his own business back in Gujarat, is the most vocal member of the team which also has a couple of teenagers.Nawabzade were among the 12 teams who made it to the grand finale of Free Fire India Today League after countrywide qualifiers that extended to 15 days in September.They did not have the brightest of starts in the big final on Saturday as they finished series 1 with 0 kills. However, they picked up pace and stormed up the 12-team charts. Despite finishing poorly in the 8th and final series, Nawabzade were able to retain their winning lead and script history.Stressing that they are fortunate enough to have had a platform like Free Fire India Today League to showcase their skills and get the deserved recognition.In a richly populous country like India, the market for Esports is booming like never before. Despite umpteen Battle Royale games available on the market, a tournament of Free Fire India Today League’s magnitude was a rarity.48 players, on Saturday, had a platform to showcase their skills. Free Fire India Today League was live streamed across several content sharing platforms and thousands were at the Siri Fort to witness the grand finale.The members of Nawabzade can feel the change in the Esports environment in the country. When they started out, their parents were against them staring at their phones for hours. Things have changed now.”When we started playing Free Fire, our parents were worried as to where we were headed. However, they now believe we have achieved something big. They are extremely happy. They were keenly following the Free Fire India Today League final today,” Vivek Choudhary said.Nawabzade are more excited than nervous about the opportunity to represent India in Brazil. It’s a dream come true for them and they are pretty sure they can make a solid impression and do their country proud in the World Series finale.”We were playing 2-3 hours a day. We made sure we managed our time well and struck a fine balance between the virtual and the real world. However, we are now thinking about increasing the team we spend on Free Fire. Afterall, we are going to represent India. We want to work hard,” the confident youngster said.Also Read | Team Nawabzade win Free Fire India Today League, to represent India in BrazilAlso Read | Aroon Purie, Kiren Rijiju unveil Free Fire India Today League trophyAlso Read | Free Fire India Today League Final, New Delhi, highlightsAlso Read | Free Fire India Today League a step in the right direction, say finalistsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Today we speak to Brett Kincaid, partner in the creative agency, Matte.I was born in Honolulu, grew up in San Diego, California, never got good at surfing, was super into cooking and creating micro businesses. But as a kid I never really explored too many creative outlets; they came to fruition after I came to New York City. I went to school in Colorado, snowboarded quite a bit, had a small company there arranging small shows and group trips, just as a way to make some extra funds; funny its become a real business with legitimate talent involved.I’ve never really set an explicit goal, but I want to do that when I am 40. Obviously I set goals for project based events, but in general, I think I’ve always just extracted what I could from every situation I’ve been in, utilized that knowledge, and applied it to what I find interesting and viable.I was fortunate enough to have interested parents. By age 20, I had been to over 50 countries in a variety of capacities. In many ways I think these experiences fed the desire to do what I do now: Travel, and I don’t mean sitting at a resort, I like adventure in all formats, fun, exciting, weird, uncomfortable. I just have a continued desire too have new experiences. I am going to Ethiopia in a few months, and I am excited about that opportunity. I have four siblings, all very different, with a pretty wide age range, so always a busy household; I’m the only one on the east coast.I run a creative agency/production company with two partners. It’s called MATTE. I started in hospitality, found my self in music, which led to film, which led to creating music experiences, now they are all merged into one pot. We do a wide range of things, from producing all of Kitsune music events in the US, creating commercials for Chanel, Kenneth Cole, and Bud Light, and hosting an annual music festival of 5,000, it keeps my mind engaged and I am rarely bored.Here Brett speaks about his personal style:Jeans: APC – Petit StandardShirts: Kitsune – Classic ShirtPants: APC – Petit StandardSuits: Sandro – Fire VShoes: Common Projects , Vans Low Tops Accessories: Montblanc Watch (weirdly bought in Las Vegas after a fortuitous win at 18)Outerwear: Sandro Leather jacket and Billy Reid OuterwearFavorite Cologne: ODIN 06Your favorite App: GoogleFavorite piece of technology: G16 CameraNext tech purchase: MacBook Air The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Liqueur
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Editors’ Recommendations To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Southern California is like an environmental glitch. World-class beaches, towering mountains, and vast deserts – this intersection of geographic extremes is almost completely devoid of seasonal change. There is, however, a price to be paid for unyielding sunshine.Ignorance robs California of its rightful awe. Temperate perfection creates expectation, and with expectation comes disregard for natural splendor. Residents seem to look right through the sky’s gorgeous blue eyes as they ponder mundane tasks. The beach is just a social gathering, the mountains merely a backdrop for urban living.I was part of the sprawl, floating from one day to the next while my home state begged for recognition due. Then I took a drive down the southernmost stretch of California’s coastline – in a car that brought my surroundings to life.It seems strange that something as decadent as the Rolls-Royce Dawn could highlight the world outside it, but it’s precisely the vehicle’s handcrafted brilliance that gave me such joie de vie. You see, the Dawn has more in common with coastal ambiance than you might expect.The British luxury manufacturer’s latest model, a two-door convertible with near limitless personalization potential, ferries me from Newport Beach to La Jolla, casting its Iguazu blue silhouette on the glass windows of shops along the way. Onlookers sputter at the ornate sight. An artist stops painting yachts to trace the Dawn’s wake – at least in my imagination.Between scattered clouds, the sun illuminates the Dawn’s cream-colored cabin, warming my hands as they grip the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Gliding from one town to the next, I melt into the plush, ventilated seats. I may as well be lounging at a resort – piña colada in hand.Easter weekend draws inland visitors to gaze across the Pacific and doze in the sand. Veteran surfers, meanwhile, dart in both directions across the Pacific Coast Highway, their wetsuits glittering with water. An hour into my journey, I pause at a particularly beautiful overlook.Navigating over 17 feet of precious metal through a beachfront car park is no easy task, but the Dawn’s light, responsive steering facilitates precision parking. With a bit of effort, I prop open the trademark rear-hinged door and slide from the cockpit, grazing my foot along the Lambswool floor as I exit. Perched above a stunning cove, I soak in the jagged cliff faces and rippling cobalt water. Winter’s long-awaited rainstorms have ignited nearby hillsides with color. It’s a view people travel thousands of miles to see – I’ve barely left my county.As I gaze back at the Dawn, I’m swept into a new moment of awe. It’s as if I’m meeting California’s vehicular soul mate. Canadal wood paneling cocoons passengers in natural beauty. Cobalto blue contrast stitching matches the sky’s dazzling hue. Soft, ivory leather is as welcoming as white sand. Forged 21-inch wheels sparkle like the sunlight on peaking waves. It’s a good thing I brought my camera.Before my coastal metaphor has been exhausted, I’m reminded of the Dawn’s engine. A prodigious twin-turbocharged V12 lurks beneath an endless bonnet, delivering force to rival the ocean’s current. Back en route, the Dawn silently surges forward, inviting the wind to whip through my hair and cool the beading sweat on my neck.The sun is plunging towards the horizon – evidently I’ve been lost in sensory delight for quite a while. Before night falls and the refreshing air turns frigid, I breathe in my revelation of California’s winsome, and exhale my apathy. The Dawn is truly an exquisite creation, rivaled only by nature itself. Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn The Jeep Gladiator Helped Me Rediscover Fun Outdoors
Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical Airbnb is Now Booking One-of-a-Kind, Immersive Cultural Travel with Airbnb Experiences Close 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream Editors’ Recommendations When a company’s brand name enters the public lexicon as a verb (“Just Facebook me …”), it’s a clear sign they’ve made it big. Among hardcore travelers, Airbnb succeeded in doing just that a few years ago (“We Airbnb’d for a month in Prague …”). Now, they’re further cementing their status as a whale in the travel space with Airbnb Experiences.Online tour booking services are nothing new — the concept has existed almost since the first Internet cat meme. But, Airbnb set out to do so something distinctly different from the thousands of me-too online tour aggregators. Their Experiences service works directly with local, entrepreneurial hosts to provide travelers with the most memorable, bucket-list-worthy excursions. The length of each experience depends on the host and the particular activity offered. One-day experiences last only a few hours, while full-on immersions often last days.For travelers, there’s no better way to find the pulse of a culture than to cook, hike, paint, or surf with a local. But, most experiences aren’t just vaguely interesting activities hosted by a stranger. They’re hyper-niche, guided immersions into a shared, singularly focused creative or adventurous passion. Los Angeles’ Smog City Brewing, for example, invites travelers to join them inside their taproom as a “brewer for a day” for just USD $45. Elsewhere in L.A., Marvin’s Backyard Beekeeping shows guests everything they need to know to start their own apiary. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can even write a TV episode with a professional TV writer ($199) or camp with wolves under the stars ($625).Airbnb Experiences/Camping with WolvesFrom the host’s perspective, Airbnb Experiences provides a creative outlet to share their (sometimes curious) passions with like-minded strangers. London millinery designer, Sarah, for example, will teach you all about her fancy hat-making expertise. Some experiences are just about sharing time with a local, however. Naky, a Togolese immigrant living in Portugal, takes travelers on a four-hour tour of Lisbon to explore the city and its thriving African subculture through the eyes of an immigrant.Most tourists land in a destination and try to connect with the local culture through guided tours, old buildings, and travel guides. Airbnb’s CEO, Brian Chesky, noted that it’s difficult to fully appreciate a culture by visiting a museum and staring at “art by dead people … Why not learn how to make art yourself, taught by a living artist in that culture and immerse yourself in the artist’s world? These are experiences you can bring back with you!” It’s hard to disagree.Airbnb Experiences are bookable in select cities through the existing Airbnb mobile app, available for download now on iOS and Android. Airbnb Announces Epic Around the World in 80 Days Adventure for Just $5,000
The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Editors’ Recommendations Off The Grid Travel/FacebookThe easier that technology brands make it for us to stay perpetually connected to the web, the more we crave ways to disconnect. It seems like every week we’re bringing you a new hotel, off-grid cabin, or (ironically) piece of tech to help you unplug. In short: We’re in dire need of time away from our laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Now, one company is doubling down on that demand by offering dedicated tours to make sure its travelers stay offline while on vacation.Off The Grid recently launched with a simple mission: to provide “phone-free experiences with inspiring people.” The company facilitates group travel tours with lodging, activities, and some meals baked in. The catch is that no phones are allowed, and technology use, in general, is discouraged. At the start of each trip, tour-goers are given a pouch to store their smartphone. In return, they’re given a “dumb phone,” one incapable of connecting to the Internet or taking photos. Not surprisingly, the tours focus on outdoor activities and getting back nature — anything to minimize screen time.Off The Grid Travel/FacebookThe company’s founder, Zach Beattie, is a 26-year-old, self-proclaimed “former smartphone addict.” His background in the tech industry inspired him to launch the intentionally disconnected tours. He notes that Off The Grid’s broad demographic ranges from millennials to 60-somethings. It’s clear we’re all craving less screen time, and some of us are keen to do it just to see if we can. Beattie tells Business Insider, “Hopefully, when you get home, you can say, ‘There was this one time I lived without my phone for a full week, and it was fine. I survived.”Of course, eco-hotels around the world have advertised as “off-grid” long before it became a marketing buzzword. But, a new wave of hotels has debuted in the last few years that appear to be a direct backlash to our always-on society. Mexico’s Punta Placer, for example, is a full-featured, upscale beach resort that’s completely off the grid. Other outdoor companies are using their impossibly remote locations as a selling point. OARS’s River of No Return trip involves rafting an area of Idaho that’s blissfully devoid of cell service. Entire websites like FreeHouse are even built on the idea of disconnecting as thoroughly as possible.At launch, Off The Grid’s tours sold out almost immediately. New itineraries have already been added for later this year. The list of options will change regularly, though Europe is a popular destination with trips to Portugal, Barcelona, Croatia, and Prague. Other trips to Tulum, Mexico, and South America are also available. Prices vary, but expect a total cost in the USD $1,500-$2,000 range for a mostly inclusive 10-day tour. How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App
The pièce de résistance is the “Tower House,” a tall, stilted structure with massive windows overlooking the rugged, pristine landscape of the Lofoten Islands to the right and the horizon to the left.The island’s location was a deciding factor for co-owner Håvard Lund to develop the site as a vacation home and creative getaway in 2004. The composer and jazz musician initially wanted the place all to himself as a base to work on his craft. However, its stunning beauty eventually encouraged him to share it with others as a full-fledged rental retreat.Arctic Hideaway is a place for digital detoxing if ever there was one. There are no shops, cars, people, or any real noise on the island at all. It’s serene and surreal. Visitors arrive via an hour-long ride from Bodø, the so-called gateway to Norway’s true north. Food and other essentials are pre-arranged for guests so that, after their arrival, they needn’t do or think about anything.As to the price, the short answer is: it depends. The owners request would-be guests email them and explain what it is they hope to get from a stay at Arctic Hideaway. It seems vacationers are likely to pay one price while starving artists or musicians looking for a creative retreat might be charged another. In collaboration with Norway’s Nordland county council’s culture department, the island hosts several artist-in-residence programs each year. Maybe it’s high time you get the band back together, pack up your lute, and plan for a week-long rehearsal session in the Arctic. This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Next The Arctic Hideaway – Fleinvær/Facebook The Arctic Hideaway – Fleinvær/Facebook Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Treehouses, minimalist hotels, manmade island “parks” — Scandinavia has a lock on the sleekest, ultra-modern spaces designed solely for relaxation. When such a design is situated on a stunning island inside the Arctic Circle, it would seem like the perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind getaway. Such is the case with Arctic Hideaway.The Arctic Hideaway – Fleinvær/FacebookPerched on the tiny island of Fleinvær in remote northern Norway is Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær. Arctic Hideaway, as it’s more commonly known (and easier to pronounce), is a series of tiny-home-style buildings that collectively work as a compound. Each of the 10 buildings serves a singular purpose, whether it’s cooking, sleeping, or relaxing. All feature the hallmarks of minimalist-meets-industrial Scandinavian design — clean lines inside and out, exposed steel support beams, and large floor-to-ceiling picture windows designed to bring the outside in.The property is designed to be shared by a group with a maximum of 15 guests. Five of the buildings house sleeping quarters, one is the kitchen and dining area, another includes the only shower and bath, and then there’s a relaxation and “chill-out” studio. In true Scandinavian fashion, there’s even a dedicated sauna building. The Arctic Hideaway – Fleinvær/Facebook Previous Editors’ Recommendations 1 of 4 The Arctic Hideaway – Fleinvær/Facebook This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert