first_imgMourinho confidant slams ‘clown’ Pogba: Man Utd protect the shirt sellerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho confidant Eladio Parames has taken fresh aim at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Mourinho’s bitter bust-ups with the £89m midfielder – who did not even get off the bench for the 3-1 loss at Liverpool on Sunday – have been a key factor behind the Portuguese coach’s dismissal.Parames, 69, who has known Mourinho since he was a kid and advised him throughout his career, has leapt to the defence of the ex-Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid boss.“When a player like Pogba breaks the established rules and publishes videos on social networks of the clowning he does in the spa, nobody criticises him for this disrespect and supports the decision of the coach, whose sole purpose is to educate a young man,” wrote Parames in his weekly column for the Portuguese sport paper Record, which was published on Tuesday.“On the contrary, the important thing is not the results in the pitch, but the results of the merchandising. And Pogba sells a lot of shirts and other merchandise.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Alberto Moreno insists no LaLiga offersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Alberto Moreno admits he’s waiting to hear from Sevilla.Off contract in June, Moreno has talked up the prospect of returning to his old club.However, the defender told Cadena Ser: “I have a contract with Liverpool and I do not know what the future holds for me, right now I think only of the Reds, whether I play or support the team from outside Seville… “No one called me, neither from Seville nor from other Spanish clubs.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Willian urges Chelsea to curb wastefulness: We should’ve smashed Brightonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be more clinical in front of goal.The Blues had 17 shots on goal in the first half without a goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton.”We needed it,” the Brazilian told the club’s website. “We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on. We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical.”We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game. “The clean sheet means we get confidence now. We will have more confidence in the next games and we have to carry on the same way. “If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to win points and win games, so we go for it. We have to keep pushing and working hard, and I think we can do that.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Robbie Brady delighted with Burnley playing returnby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRobbie Brady was delighted to make his return to the Burnley fold last weekend.The Irishman started his first game of the season in the 2-1 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.”I was over the moon to be back in the starting XI,” said Brady, whose start to the campaign was delayed by a fractured rib.”It’s been a bit disappointing with the freak injury I got in pre-season, which wasn’t ideal.”Just getting back to the level where I feel I’m at now has been good. I enjoyed being back out there and as a team I think we did well.” last_img read more

first_imgCam Newton walking onto the field with fire in the background.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With Super Bowl 50 just over a week away, ESPN’s SportsCenter wanted to give fans a set of throwback photos to remind both Broncos supporters and Panthers supporters of where their star quarterbacks played in college. Seems innocent enough, right?Well, instead of choosing to post a photo of Newton playing for Auburn, where he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a national championship, they instead chose to post a photo of him from his Florida days, where he attempted a total of 12 passes and transferred after a stolen laptop scandal.#TBT to Peyton Manning and Cam Newton in their college days. pic.twitter.com/hoa1P7fuxD— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 28, 2016SportsCenter’s responses were predictable:@SportsCenter The famous Florida Gator, Cam Newton.— the marshan (@marshmau5) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter that’s some sweet troll level stuff right there— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter @Rampage_Hill oh yeah let’s put a pic of him at Florida instead of Auburn where he won the heisman. Makes sense.— H2k ZuRp #OASF (@PHiZZDURP) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter what the hell is wrong with you SportsCenter, this is bs on so many levels, you guys are trying to start BS against Cam.— Jeru Perot (@BossHawgKasino) January 28, 2016@EwartCarson or is it a Bammer conspiracy that runs ESPN— Ryan Cantey (@RyanCantey) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter you posted this with the intent of making people mad. I’m mad.— Rob Daniels (@rdotdanny) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/zqqWo154GS— Dostal (@Dostal24) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter #tbt to Michael Jordan in his prime in the NBA pic.twitter.com/yDi29YyzK8— Corey Hodge (@ItsHodgey) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter seriously? Florida? Did a Martian with poor research skills put this together?— Chapel McCullough (@chapelmcc) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/qGpNMvstNL— Sebastian Duckworth (@sebbyD27850) January 28, 2016SportsCenter has not commented on its decision.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Elijah Hood was one of the best running backs in the country as a sophomore and the North Carolina tailback should be even better this fall. The 6-foot, 220-pound tailback is certainly putting in the work in the weight room. Check out this video of Hood going beat mode with a workout on Thursday. @So_Hood34 is #PurposeDriven…no matter who’s watching!@Loustrength @TarHeelFootball pic.twitter.com/SR7k9QYggf— Mitch Mason (@tarheelchaplain) May 19, 2016Hood totaled 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2015. What will he do this fall? North Carolina opens its season against Georgia on Sept. 3.last_img read more

first_imgDefending champions Juventus sailed into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia thanks to a straightforward 2-0 win at Bologna on Saturday, Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean getting the goals.Massimiliano Allegri rested several first-team regulars, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, but still Juve were a class above and in complete control throughout, sealing victory without truly exerting themselves.A goalkeeping howler allowed Bernardeschi to give the visitors the upper hand with just nine minutes on the clock and it looked a long way back from there even so early on for Bologna. 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? Kean, 18, wrapped things up soon after the break thanks to a poacher’s finish, his first goal of the season, and Juve eased into the last eight in pursuit of a fifth consecutive Coppa title. Relegation-threatened Bologna gifted the Serie A leaders an early breakthrough – goalkeeper Angelo Da Costa colliding with Arturo Calabresi and dropping the ball for Bernardeschi on the edge of the box, with the winger subsequently converting.Leonardo Bonucci was the next to go close, meeting Bernardeschi’s corner with a header in the 29th minute, but on this occasion Da Costa managed to hold on to the ball.Juve increased their advantage just after the interval as Kean reacted quickest after Douglas Costa’s shot had been blocked, the young forward coolly prodding into the bottom-right corner from eight yards.Kean was then withdrawn for Ronaldo just past the hour, though the Portugal star was unable to make the score even more comfortable, with Bologna limiting the damage in the latter stages.A first ever Juventus goal in 2017 at the Dall’Ara, and now a first goal of the season in the same place tonight, well done Moise Kean! #BolognaJuve #CoppaItalia #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/Iy1SRlhlG7— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 12, 2019 What does it mean? Kean takes his chanceAfter being loaned out to Hellas Verona last season, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by for Kean, who has made only one top-flight appearance. He was not exactly a constant threat to the Bologna defence, but he had one clear-cut opportunity and took it. You cannot ask for much more than that.Bernardeschi a nuisance in attackNo one was truly spectacular for Juve, but Bernardeschi put in a strong shift in attack, working hard off the ball while creating a few chances and getting himself a goal.Da Costa error costlyBologna’s goalkeeper Da Costa made that woeful mistake for the opening goal and never really made amends, looking shaky on other occasions as well. A day to forget for him.What’s next?Juve face a trip to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for their Supercoppa Italiana clash with AC Milan, before returning to Serie A action five days later at home to Chievo. Bologna, who sit 18th, travel to SPAL next Sunday. read morelast_img read more

first_imgA graphic for Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion.Twitter/BahamasBowlLooking for a Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview ahead of their matchup in the Bahamas Bowl? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the big game.Friday, Dec. 23, the Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Old Dominion Eagles in the Bahamas Bowl. The game, to be played at Thomas Robinson Stadium, is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23last_img read more

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumCollege football is right around the corner, and today, ESPN rolled out “The Herbies,” the preseason awards doled out by lead analyst Kirk Herbstreit.Herbstreit gives awards for everything from breakout players to the best local hotels and restaurants to college football towns.He also gave some predictions for the upcoming season.THE HERBIES ARE HERE!!! THE HERBIES ARE HERE!!!https://t.co/w6EKD1IzEo— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 22, 2018Kirk Herbstreit’s SEC Championship prediction probably won’t surprise anyone.Down in the SEC, he has a national title game rematch set to hit Atlanta. Herbstreit predicts that Alabama will defeat Georgia for the conference crown, en route to yet another College Football Playoff bid.His “sleeper” in the league is a bit more surprising.Herbstreit selected Missouri for that designation. The Tigers had a brutal 1-5 start to 2017 that had some wondering if Barry Odom was the man for the job, before ripping off six straight wins to finish the regular season, clinching a bowl berth and 4-4 SEC record.The Tigers have a high-flying offense, and bring back quarterback Drew Lock. The defense was better during the winning streak, but also had the benefit of facing lesser offenses like Idaho, UConn, Florida, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt during that run. Arkansas put up 45 points in a losing effort in the regular season finale, while Texas picked up a win in the Texas Bowl against Mizzou, 33-16.Either way, it is hard to envision them challenging Georgia for the SEC East. The Bulldogs are developing perhaps the most talented program in the country, this side of Alabama.[ESPN]last_img read more

first_imgA general view of the SEC Title game being played between Georgia and Florida.JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 01: A veiw from up high as the Georgia Bulldogs receive the kick-off to start the game from the Florida Gators at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 1, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 49-10. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Georgia got past Florida with relative ease in Jacksonville on Saturday, knocking off the Gators, 36-17, in the hyped-up rivalry game.While the game didn’t feature an intense ending, it did include some heated moments.Video has surfaced of a troubling incident in the second half of Saturday’s game. It’s unclear what exactly is happening, but it doesn’t look good.Check it out:13 is a scumbag. Trying to break Perine’s ankle. pic.twitter.com/khzvzp5oRm— GatorNation ? (@NYGATOR1) October 27, 2018That wasn’t the only ugly moment from the game, either.There was this, too: pic.twitter.com/v4SGcPG9Rf— Jesse Boyce (@JesseBoyce6) October 27, 2018Yikes.Georgia improved to 7-1 with the win, while Florida dropped to 6-2.last_img read more

first_imgA photo of the 12th man sign in Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 17: The crowd cheers on their team as they play the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on November 17, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Players and fans getting ejected from college football games isn’t that rare of an occurrence.There are usually a handful of targeting penalties that result in ejections and dozens of rowdy fans that end up getting tossed.Press box ejections are quite rare, though.We apparently had one at Texas A&M today.The Aggies’ police department tweeted that someone got ejected from the press box due to a noise complaint.Typically, cheering is forbidden inside of the press box.[GAMEDAY] Ejection from Press Box for noise complaint. #bthoolemiss— Texas A&M Police (@TAMUPolice) November 10, 2018We really do need the details on that, though.Texas A&M is currently leading Ole Miss, 30-21, in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

first_imgjustin fields smiles during a game for georgiaATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs smiles as he leaves the field after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Justin Fields is hoping to be eligible at Ohio State for the 2019 college football season. Here’s the latest on his waiver request.The former five-star recruit will be appealing the NCAA for immediate eligibility at Ohio State. His case stems, partly, from a racial incident involving Georgia’s baseball team.From Yahoo! Sports:The case for Justin Fields’ eligibility is a compelling one, as it hinges on a racial incident and, potentially, Fields’ potential as a professional baseball player. During Fields’ tenure at Georgia, a baseball player allegedly shouted racial slurs toward him during a September game against Tennessee. The player, Adam Sasser, later issued an apology on Twitter and the school threw Sasser off the team.The incident is relevant for more than the general ugliness of it. Fields was considered a potential high-round Major League Baseball draft pick in high school, and he’d thought enough about a career in baseball that he was considered a potential MLB draft pick. He also considered playing baseball at Georgia. An MLB scout gave this scouting report to Yahoo Sports in 2017: “Similar situation as Jameis Winston when he was in high school. He’s a better overall athlete and runner for sure, but [Fields’] baseball skills are behind due to all the time he gives to football.”Fields’ case is being represented by lawyer Tom Mars, who helped Shea Patterson get immediately eligible at Michigan following his transfer from Ole Miss.Kyle Rowland of The Blade obtained a statement from Mars this evening:Statement from Tom Mars to The Blade regarding Justin Fields’ waiver request: pic.twitter.com/CDX72XRkaj— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) January 9, 2019If eligible, Fields is expected to compete for Ohio State’s starting job, along with former top recruit Tate Martell. Most believe Fields will win that job.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_img Rohan Sen MelbourneJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 15:59 IST MS Dhoni remained unbeaten for the second ODI in succession (CA video grab)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni joked with batting coach Sanjay Bangar after handing him the match ballThe former India has a habit of collecting the match ball or stumps after the games get overIndia rode on Dhoni’s unbeaten 87 to chase down 231 vs Australia and win the ODI series at the MCGMS Dhoni was seen handing over the match ball to batting coach Sanjay Bangar but this time he made sure to put it on record that he was just giving the ball and not contemplating retirement, as a joke to the rumours which circulated last year after he was seen giving the match ball to bowling coach Bharat Arun in England.For the second match in succession, MS Dhoni remained not out and led India to victory against Australia as the tourists clinched the series 2-1 on Friday.Dhoni top-scored with 87 not out off 114 balls as India chased down the target of 231 with 4 balls to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was ably assisted by Kedar Jadhav, who made 61 not out, as the duo added 121 runs for the fourth wicket to take India past the finish line with relative ease.With just 1 run required in the final over, Jadhav lofted Marcus Stoinis over the in-field on the leg-side off the second delivery to hit a boundary and finish the match. The win handed Team India their first ever bilateral ODI series victory in Australia.Yuzvendra Chahal also played a big part in setting up the win as he took a record 6 wickets for 42 runs to bag the man-of-the-match award.After the game Dhoni got hold of the match ball and gave it to Bangar and joked, “Ball lelo nahi to sab bolenge retirement le rahe ho (take the ball or everyone will think I’m retiring).”Dhoni’s comments were in reference to the incident last year when he was rumoured to be retiring from the sport.advertisementIs MS Dhoni retiring? The question started doing the rounds after he asked the umpires for the match ball after the Leeds ODI against England in July, 2018.Twitter was abuzz with rumours of India’s most successful captain bowing out of international cricket after a short video of him asking for the match ball went viral.MS Dhoni Announces retirement?He took the ball from umpires after the game. #ENGvIND #Leeds3rdOdi pic.twitter.com/lEahn2hpehFLAME MEDIA (@flamemediaindia) July 18, 2018Coach Ravi Shastri was asked the similar question and he rubbished the rumours in his typical style.”MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like,” Shastri was quoted as saying.”That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere,” he added.Dhoni finished the three-match ODI series against Australia as the second highest scorer with 193 runs at an average of 193 with three half-centuries in succession.Also Read | Maxwell seeks catching tips from WBBL star Haidee Birkett after dropping Dhoni on 0Also Read | Kedar Jadhav on his match-winning stand with MS Dhoni: It’s like batting with 2 headsAlso Read | MS Dhoni kept his cool and took the game forward in Melbourne: AzharuddinAlso Read | India vs Australia: MS Dhoni is a superstar of the game, says Justin LangerFor 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 India vs AustraliaFollow MS DhoniFollow Sanjay BangarFollow Dhoni retirementFollow Melbourne ODI Ball le lo or they will say I am retiring: MS Dhoni jokes with Bangar after Melbourne winIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni gave batting coach Sanjay Bangar the match ball after India’s 7-wicket win over Australia in the third ODI in Melbourne on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: India women lose 1st T20I despite record fifty by Smriti MandhanaIndia vs New Zealand: India women got all out for 136 runs in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington to lose the match by 23 runs even as Smriti Mandhana scored a record fifty.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri WellingtonFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 12:13 IST India lost the 1st T20I by 23 runs to trail the 3-match series 1-0 (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia fell 23 runs short of the target to lost the first T20I vs New ZealandSmriti Mandhana’s record fifty off just 24 deliveries went in vainSophie Devine top-scored for the White Ferns with 62 while Lea Tahuhu was their best bowlerIndia women lost the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand by 23 runs after they were all out for 136 runs while chasing at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday. Smriti Mandhana scored a fifty and earned a record but that was not enough as the other failed to rise up to the occasion and India lost the match marginally.Two of India’s batsmwomen got out for a duck while only three (Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur) managed to reach double figures as India were outclassed.Lea Tahuhu was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as she returned with figures of 3 for 20. Leigh Kasperek (2 for 25) and Amelia Kerr (2 for 28) also starred with the ball for the White Ferns.Smriti Mandhana smacked a fifty in just 24 deliveries to record the fastest half century in the shortest format by an Indian woman. This was Mandhana’s seventh T20I fifty as India were chasing a target of 160.VICTORY! The WHITE FERNS get home by 23 runs to go 1-0 up in the T20 series! You beauty!NZC LIVE CARD | https://t.co/cLlOMkjH1L #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/eORBTgQWg9WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) February 6, 2019Mandhana has been in top form all through the New Zealand tour. Mandhana scored 195 runs in the three ODIs against New Zealand and ended up as the top scorer.Mandhana brought that ODI form in the short format of cricket and steered India in the chase in Wellington in the first T20I after the fall of the first wicket.advertisementMandhana eventually fell for 58 runs off 34 deliveries in the 12th over. Youngster Jemimah Rodrigues who supported Mandhana well from the other side fell in the 12th over for 39 off 33 deliveries.After Mandhana and Rodrigues’s wickets, the hopes were pinned on star player and captain Harmanpreet but after scoring 17 off 15, she was stumped out and India could never gain ground after that.Earlier, Sophie Devine hit 62 and captain Amy Satterthwaite scored 33 as New Zealand posted a total if 159/4 in their quota of 20 overs.Four of the five Indian bowlers who bowled on the day picked up a wicket each.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 Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Women’s T20IFollow India women’s cricket teamFollow Sophie DevineFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Smriti Mandhanalast_img read more

first_imgPSEB Class 10 topper and Ludhiana driver’s daughter Neha Verma with 99.54%, says studying is her hobbyPSEB Class 10th Result 2019: The Punjab Class 10 results were declared today and Neha Verma is the topper in the Punjab 10th result 2019 with 99.54% marks.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:50 IST Ludhiana girl Neha Verma topped the PSEB 10th Result 2019 or Punjab Class 10 board exams. (Photo: ANI)The PSEB Class 10th results 2019 were recently declared by the Punjab Board and Ludhiana girl Neha Verma grabbed the top rank by scoring 647/650 in her Punjab class 10 board exams. The PSEB class 10th topper secured 99.54% marks.’Studying is my hobby’In an interview with ANI, PSEB topper Neha said, “I worked hard the entire year. I never studied under pressure, it is my hobby. I had set a target & stuck to it honestly.”Neha Verma, PSEB Class 10 topper: I worked hard the entire year. I never studied under pressure, it is my hobby. I had set a target & stuck to it honestly. I want to be an IPS officer in the future. pic.twitter.com/3RAtAzK25mANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019Neha wants to be an IPS officer in the future.As per a Hindustan Times report, Neha Verma’s father Pawan Kumar is a driver.Ludhiana school celebrates Neha Verma’s successThe PSEB 10th result topper studies at Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana and the news of her topping the state board exams made teachers and students at her school break out in celebration.Here are the amazing photos of the celebration spurred by Neha Verma topping the state board class 10th exams:Punjab: Students & teachers of Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana celebrate after Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared results of class 10 today. Neha Verma, a student of the school, has emerged as the state board topper scoring 99.54%. pic.twitter.com/fkr32c5JWGadvertisementANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019About the PSEB Class 10 results 2019While the highlights and the merit list of the Punjab class 10th board exam were released at a press conference, students need to wait till evening to be able to check their scorecards at the official Punjab board website — pseb.ac.inWhile Neha was the topper in the academics category, Nandini Mahajan scored a full 100% marks in the sports category in the PSEB 10th result 2019.Read: Punjab PSEB 10th Result 2019 DECLARED LIVE Updates: Neha Verma tops state, check scores at pseb.ac.inGet 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow PSEB 10th Result 2019Follow PSEB Class 10 Board ResultsFollow Class 10 Topperlast_img read more

first_img Pilgrim Surf Supply and Birdwell Beach Britches Just Made the Best New Boardshorts for Summer 7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Last-Minute Summer Vacation Editors’ Recommendations 6 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning Pisco Cocktails are the Refreshing Balm You Need for the Dog Days of Summer Now in its third summer season, things are looking good for Ruschmeyer’s. This joint venture from King and Grove hotels and creative director Robert McKinley (of The Surf Lodge fame) has a distinct summer camp vibe to it, which sounds about right considering the original location consisted of one back in 1952. Out on the lawn teepee huts, scattered hammocks and picnic tables encourage the notion this is a playground for adults, not to mention activities like bingo, paddle boarding, yoga, and various musical performances.The nineteen rooms, which are housed in separate cabins allowing for more privacy, are spartan but comfy; white walls, wicker beds, and minibars complete with s’mores kits. A bohemian nautical theme runs throughout the hotel, which is clad in plenty of cedar plank – from the floors, to the walls, to the entrance walkway. Breakfast takes place buffet style at The Nook, whereas this year The Restaurant at Ruschmeyer’s is helmed by the team behind Manhattan’s The Smile, but still serves the best local farm produce and a bonanza of super fresh seafood in a casual diner setting. Don’t miss out on their signature cocktails like the Moscato Crush (waqar pisco, moscato grapes, simple syrup and fresh lemon).It’s a shame the hotel has no beachfront or pool, but the Fort Pond Lake side location makes it a nighttime hotspot. The outdoor beer garden is a good place to kick start the evening with barbecues and rum cocktails, whilst the Electric Eel Disco keeps beats spinning well into the night. Although the hotel is kid friendly the weekend party vibe can leave romantic lovebirds and families with children feeling a little out of place. If you happen to be car-less Ruschmeyer’s has a stylish fleet of green and cream Carrera bicycles guests can venture about in, which is nice, but they charge for their rental, which isn’t so nice.  However it’s the surfing not the cycling that brings the crowds to these parts of Long Island – specifically to Ditch Plains during the summer season, which lasts from May to October. Celebrating 110 Years of Seersucker: Happy Birthday to the Perfect Summer Suitlast_img read more

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we know you’re racking your brain to figure out what to gift your significant other. Roses and chocolate are fine and dandy, but why not think about what your partner will actually use this year. We’ve already told you what to wear and which stylish gifts are sure to please your lady, but what if your boo loves eating and drinking above all? We found five perfect gifts for the obsessive gourmand that will rev his or her appetite to the fullest.MantryThis is no ordinary food-of-the-month club, folks. Mantry (The Modern Man’s Pantry) helps subscribers discover the absolute best American Artisan food and how to use it in their kitchens. Every month, the good people at Mantry scour the country, handpick the absolute best ingredients they can find and ship it to you in an American-made crate. The delicious bounty arrives with a manual including no BS recipes and a story to tell. Hungry yet? $75 per month, MantryThe Gramercy Tavern CookbookOpened in 1994, NYC’s Gramercy Tavern has been one of America’s most esteemed restaurants for two decades with eight James Beard Awards under its belt. No big deal or anything. Even if you can’t make it there for Valentine’s Day, you can bring home 125 recipes that put farmer’s market ingredients in the spotlight and special behind-the-scenes stories from the iconic restaurant. $30, AmazonGodinger Lava Cake StandIf your beau is a baker, she will be thrilled to receive something on which to display her work. Godinger’s Lava Round Cake Stand is designed with richly-textured metal so her sugary treats will shine. If she loves it, maybe she’ll give you some cake cake cake if you know what we mean. $49, MyHabitThe Meadow Salt Set Think about a world without salt. Everything we ate would taste terribly bland. As your gourmand partner knows, sodium chloride doesn’t just come in the form that sits in little glass shakers on diner countertops. Which is why a set of artisan salt is a great way to explore its versatility. The Meadow specializes in such gourmet treats, which is why we trust them to deliver only the best in their namesake salt set. $62, The MeadowLe Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Dutch OvenYou may not think pots and pans are a sexy enough gift for V-Day, but your foodie mate will beg to differ. Le Creuset makes some of the best cookware on the planet, so it’s kind of a no brainer. Red is classic and a festive choice for the holiday. And we can almost guarantee you’ll get some lovin’ after the Coq au Vin if you gift this gem. $280, Williams-Sonoma 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas Editors’ Recommendations A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Trylast_img read more

first_img How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Editors’ Recommendations Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products A proper watch works wonders for anyone’s personal style. Be it a classy leather-strapped watch perfect for the office or a silicone banded timepiece that literally screams summertime, there are thousands of varieties which fit thousands of lifestyles. While some brands excel at providing high-quality versions of one or the other of these examples, no brand comprehensively tackles all feasible style options as well as the London-based Shore Projects. From its unique (and extensive) strap collection, its wide array of available watch faces, or the fact it allows users to mix and match to their desire, Shore Projects is a bonafide hit.Inspired by the British seaside, Shore Projects isn’t merely a purveyor of luxury timepieces or a seller of casual watches, but rather, it’s a company that offers a timeless collection of watches literally anyone would fancy wearing. As mentioned above, customers have access to not just the stock watch options presented via the company’s website, but are given the opportunity to build a dream watch to their exact specifications. Perhaps you like the white face and gold trim of the Portland watch, but prefer a mesh or silicone strap instead of the standard one pictured. Fret not, the customization afforded by Shore Projects is unparalleled.Though this model has existed for Shore Projects since its inception, the fact the company continues to add to its remarkable collection is as impressive as anything it does. By understanding what its customers desire — and more plainly, exactly what they want in a watch — the company consistently upgrades its offered selection to cater to even the most eclectic of consumers.In addition to its quilted polyester strap and silicone, leather, mesh, and polka dot alternatives, Shore Projects has now added a dapper wool strap to its lineup, allowing for even further customization. Before long, the company also plans on adding what it calls a dual strap — a combination of nylon and leather that gives the watch a rather adventurous look.So whether you work in a corner office or consider yourself a professional beach bum (or both), Shore Projects is your ticket to timeless style. Featuring a product model that embraces customization and a near endless amount of swappable options, Shore Projects is the kind of watch brand you won’t help but keep returning to time and time again. You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functionallast_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together Like most crucial style upgrades, the devil is in the details.And the team at Friday and River knows that all too well — they’re stocking an expertly crafted, expertly made collection of lifestyle goods just in time for the holiday season.Whether you’re shopping for the woman in your life or that hard-to-buy-for guy, seek and you shall find with Friday and River. The small, San Diego-based brand was born out of the design experience gained by co-founder Joe Freitag (Freitag is German for “Friday”) and his wife, Yumi Kawamura (Kawamura is Japanese for “River”). With time spent working for big-name brands like Levi’s and Burton, their careers eventually led them to Tokyo, where they discovered the fine art of handcrafted leather goods, done in small batches and inspired by minimalism.That minimalist approach and attention to detail is present all throughout the Friday and River line, starting with seemingly small touches like its handsome leather-wrapped planters and everyday items like a run of beautiful handmade leather wallets. The idea that everyday items can play a critical role in bolstering one’s personal style is one that Freitag takes to heart, and it’s easy to see in the blend of Western design and crisp minimalism.“I think most guys who pay attention to what they wear also consider their living space as an extension of their personality,” he said. It’s an approach that’s reflected in today’s modern menswear world, with traditional retail shops turning into hangout spaces for well-dressed guys — consumers who want their home to be as stylish as the clothes they wear.“That way of thinking is one of the cornerstones of Friday & River and why we strive to make meaningful items for different aspects of a person’s life,” Freitag added.Even the brand’s small run of tote bags speaks to well-made, well-designed practicality, whether you’re just delving into the world of men’s lifestyle accessories or looking for a piece or two to round out your collection. And with Friday and River, you don’t even have to worry about losing your keys — they’ve got handsome leather lanyards to carry with you all the time.As to another item Freitag thinks is worth buying from the brand?“A well-made leather wallet can be handed down for generations,” he said. Given the brand’s penchant for clean design and goods that age very well, you’d do well to listen to him — and add a few items to your cart. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideaslast_img read more

first_img The HEART Trust/NTA will be expanding its presence in St. Elizabeth in order to provide increased access to training and certification for residents of the parish and surrounding areas. “Junction is bursting at the seams, so we have now got that space, and we are seeking to expand the training there,” she added. “We have acquired additional space in Junction to expand the offerings there,” said Managing Director of the agency, Dr. Janet Dyer. The HEART Trust/NTA will be expanding its presence in St. Elizabeth in order to provide increased access to training and certification for residents of the parish and surrounding areas.“We have acquired additional space in Junction to expand the offerings there,” said Managing Director of the agency, Dr. Janet Dyer.“Junction is bursting at the seams, so we have now got that space, and we are seeking to expand the training there,” she added.Dr. Dyer was speaking with JIS News at the agency’s ‘HEART in the Heart of Accompong’ event held at the Accompong Community Centre in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday (March 12).Managing Director of HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Janet Dyer, addresses the agency’s ‘HEART in the Heart of Accompong’ event, which was held at the Accompong Community Centre in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday (March 12). Story Highlightscenter_img “There is a space here and the owner is willing to share with the HEART Trust for us to be able to do training,” she noted.For his part, Colonel of the Accompong Maroons, Ferron Williams, welcomed the initiative by HEART Trust/NTA, noting that it will ensure the certification of residents as well as promote lifelong learning.“This is not only for those who want to have a trade. It is also (about) lifelong learning. Persons have been saying to me that they are too old, but I told them that the agency will still train and certify them,” Colonel Williams said.The day’s activities included a diagnostic testing of residents in several skill sets, prior-learning assessment for persons in the areas of masonry and carpentry, as well as career coaching.Accompong residents complete a diagnostic assessment test during the HEART Trust/NTA’s ‘HEART in the Heart of Accompong’ event held at the Accompong Community Centre in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday (March 12). The event served as both an assessment and registration exercise, and saw several residents taking advantage of the opportunity to be trained and certified by the agency.“As the national training agency, we realised that we really do not have a presence in this area,” Dr. Dyer told JIS News.“Through our HEART in the Heart of Communities programme and our mobile assessment team, we decided that we would come to Accompong to inform residents about the opportunities that are there. At the same time, we will do some assessments of persons, who might have been trained and not yet certified, or persons who have been working at a job for years and have no formal certification,” she pointed out.Dr. Dyer said that the agency will be establishing a location in Accompong shortly.– Members of the Accompong Youth Cultural Group perform a cultural item during the HEART Trust/NTA’s ‘HEART in the Heart of Accompong’ event, which was held at the Accompong Community Centre in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday (March 12). There were handicraft displays by community members, while the Social Development Commission (SDC) was on hand to provide information about its various programmes and activities.The HEART in the Heart of Communities event has already been held in the parish of Portland, and is being staged in Stepney, St. Ann, on March 14.last_img read more