10 months agoGenoa director Perinetti: Napoli keen on Kouame

first_imgGenoa director Perinetti: Napoli keen on Kouameby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa director Giorgio Perinetti admits there’s big interest for young striker Christian Kouame.There has been talk of a €25m move to Napoli.But Perinetti says, “First of all, I want to make clear that nobody is leaving Genoa in January. Having said that, some might want to get a deal in early to stave off competition.“We did have a meeting with Napoli for Kouame. The collaborators are here and we’ll have another encounter with them over the next week.”There are at least two Premier League clubs who want Kouame, as they often send scouts to observe him. I look at Kouame and Krzysztof Piatek and am happy to have both at Genoa.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Rice

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Riceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner for victory over Arsenal on Saturday.The 19-year-old midfielder struck early in the second half to condemn Arsenal, who left Mesut Ozil out of their squad, to a fifth defeat of the season.Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said, “Declan Rice is improving in every game, maybe first of all I decided for him to be a midfielder because he can play as a centre-back too. After that, when he was giving solid performances in that position, we tried to help him play a little bit up. “Today you could see he played a lot of balls in front and not back, and he has a good shot, is good technically and is good on aerial duels so I think we are seeing a complete player. He is just 19 years old and I’m sure in the future he will be a top, top player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered me

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered meby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Kevin De Bruyne angered him during their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.De Bruyne had a hand in five of the Blues’ eight goals, including scoring the last, a rasping right-footed drive that gave Ben Foster no chance. But Guardiola said, “Kevin sometimes is a special player, sometimes he sees something the other guys cannot see on the pitch, not even off [it].”Sometimes I’m a little bit [angry] when the simple ball you lose it, how with your quality you can lose it? “But he is incredibly talented player, and sometimes you miss it from here, loses it from here but sometimes his vision up front and the quality he has [is incredible].” last_img read more

a month agoFiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapse

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapseby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella was left frustrated with their 2-2 draw against Atalanta.The Viola were 2-0 up against Atalanta, but allowed a comeback to 2-2 in the final seconds of the match.“We played against Napoli, Juventus and Atalanta, so the top three from last season, and we played very well against all of them,” Montella told Sky Sport Italia.“We deserved something more from all of those games, so we should be given credit for an incredibly tough opening few rounds.“If we are able to force a side like Atalanta to score at the last second for an equaliser, it means we are not doing badly. I won’t sleep tonight, but at the same time I have to look at the overall journey of this Fiorentina team and say we are on the right track.“It’s very complicated once it gets to the final seconds and I was forced into some substitutions by fitness problems. We know Atalanta are so good at comebacks.“I have to look at the positives, as the team was solid for most of the game.” last_img read more

a month agoRochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Rochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale midfielder Oliver Rathbone is looking forward to facing his former club Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.22-year-old Rochdale was part of the United academy until leaving for the Dale in 2016.”It’d be incredible,” said the midfielder. “It’s always been my dream to play at Old Trafford and I spent lots of years at the club aiming to do that – that was always the end goal.””My path has taken me on a different route, which has been a great learning curve, so to come back and play with this team would be very special.” last_img read more

a day agoLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal return

first_imgLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal returnby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveA round-up of this week’s LaLiga news, including a new award for Leo Messi, a high-profile retirement and a very special comeback.BARCELONA CLIMB TO TOP OF TABLEThere’s new team at the top of the table and it’s a familiar face. Reigning champions Barcelona jumped into top spot with an impressive 3-0 victory away at Eibar. For the first time ever, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in the same game for Barcelona, while Frenkie de Jong also stood out and was even applauded off the pitch by the Eibar fans when substituted.LUUK DE JONG GETS OFF THE MARKThe other de Jong in LaLiga Santander also had a weekend to remember. Sevilla’s summer signing Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for his new club and it was an important one, as his late effort secured a narrow 1-0 win over Levante.A MEMORABLE NIGHT IN MALLORCARCD Mallorca hosted Real Madrid for the first time since dropping out of the top flight in 2012 on Saturday night. A special occasion for the newly promoted islanders became extra special as they secured an unlikely 1-0 win over Zinedine Zidane’s side. And, as sign of just how solid this ‘new’ Mallorca project is, the only goal of the game was scored by Lago Junior, who’s been at the club throughout their journey from the third tier to LaLiga Santander. SPAIN QUALIFY FOR EURO 2020 WITH GOALS FROM LALIGA SANTANDER STARSSpain’s ticket to Euro 2020 was mathematically clinched during the international break, thanks to 1-1 draws in Norway and Sweden. The Spanish goals came from a couple of LaLiga Santander favourites: Atlético de Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez and Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno.AN EPIC DRAW AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANOFollowing their international break heroics, Saúl and Rodrigo’s sides then met over the weekend at the Wanda Metropolitano. Injury kept Rodrigo out of the action, but he’ll have cheered as Dani Parejo’s wonderful freekick was able to cancel out a Diego Costa penalty for a 1-1 draw between Atlético de Madrid and Valencia.MESSI RECEIVES SIXTH GOLDEN SHOELionel Messi picked up the European Golden Shoe, the award given out each year to the top scorer in European leagues, for the sixth time in his career to mark the 36 goals he scored last season. He attended the ceremony with his wife and sons in Barcelona on Tuesday.CARLOS CUELLAR HANGS UP BOOTSSpanish defender Carlos Cuellar has announced his retirement from football. Cuellar played for Numancia, Calahorra, Osasuna and Almería during his career, spending four seasons in LaLiga Santander while at Osasuna.GIUSEPPE ROSSI IS BACK AT VILLARREALVillarreal’s all-time top scorer Giuseppe Rossi is back training with the club as he looks to return to full fitness. Rossi, who scored 82 goals for the Yellow Submarine between 2007 and 2013, has long-suffered injury problems but is looking to follow in the footsteps of Santi Cazorla by rehabbing with the club and then returning to action. SEVEN LALIGA PLAYERS ON THE GOLDEN BOY SHORTLISTThe 20-player shortlist for the Golden Boy award, the annual prize given to the top player under the age of 21, has been announced. There are seven LaLiga players on the list, with Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid), Ferran Torres (Valencia CF), João Félix (Atletico de Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Kang-In Lee (Valencia CF) and Andriy Lunin (Real Valladolid, on loan from Real Madrid) making the cut.GETAFE TAKE THE SOUTHERN MADRID DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTSIt was derby day in southern Madrid on Saturday as Getafe hosted neighbours Leganés. Jose Bordalas’ Europa League hopefuls ran out comfortable winners, with ‘Geta’ picking up a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from Angel Rodriguez. TagsTransfersOpinionLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

‘Hadouken!’ – Stones sees his goal-line clearance for first time

first_imgJohn Stones reacted with a mixture of delight and astonishment as he watched back his goal-line heroics that helped Manchester City defeat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.The England defender had smashed a clearance straight at Ederson that looped back towards goal and appeared certain to be gifting an opener to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.But Stones raced back to poke the ball away, somehow evading the onrushing Mohamed Salah too, to deny Liverpool and keep the score at 0-0 at the time. 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 City’s official twitter account have released footage of Stones, and goalkeeper Ederson, watching the replay of the incident, with the centre-back heard shouting “Hadouken!” in delight.It proved to be a vital intervention too, with City going on to win the game 2-1 courtesy of goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.The result means that the Premier League title race has been blown wide open, with City having now cut the gap to Liverpool at the top to just four points.Yes John, it was a pretty close call! 😅#mancity pic.twitter.com/CAfQfJBvLJ— Manchester City (@ManCity) 4 January 2019Indeed, Pep Guardiola went as far as suggesting that it would be almost game over for their hopes of catching the Reds, had they not beaten Klopp’s men on Thursday evening.”I am proud of them, but not just today,” he said. “We lost two games in four days but you can’t forget what they have done for 16 months. We knew that it was a final today, if we lose it is almost over. “All credit to these incredible players. That is how we have to play in the Champions League. Both teams tried to search for each other, we were not scared, we had no fear and we had a lot of pressure. “They are leaders, it is four points but we have reduced the gap. We knew that if we won we would be in contention to fight for the Premier league, if we lose it is over.” Stones has been in and out of the side in the 2018-19 campaign, making a total of 14 appearances in the league where he’s been deployed at centre-back and in a holding midfield position.City have won 10 and lost three of the Premier League games he’s featured in, while they’ve kept four clean sheets and conceded 13 goals when he’s been in the team.He’ll be hoping to keep his place in the coming weeks, however, with City facing Rotheram in the FA Cup on Sunday before their Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg clash with Burton on January 9.last_img read more

Curacao earn shocking spot in Gold Cup quarterfinals

first_imgThe Gold Cup has seen its share of upsets in recent times, but the 2019 tournament has produced arguably the most shocking group result in the history of the competition.  Curacao, a regional minnow with no history to speak of in the Gold Cup, has advanced to the knockout rounds thanks to a 1-1 draw with Jamaica coupled with Honduras beating El Salvador.Entering the tournament Curacao had never scored a goal in the Gold Cup and they was given little chance of making noise in the 2019 tournament, having been drawn in Group C alongside a Jamaica outfit thought to be a dark horse contender along with a Honduras side that qualified for the World Cup as recently as 2014.   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? A 1-0 loss to El Salvador in the Group C opener set the Caribean side off to a poor start, but it all turned around on matchday two.  Leandro Bacuna ‘s 40th minute goal against Honduras was the first ever scored for his nation at the Gold Cup, and a strong defensive showing was enough to earn the side a 1-0 win over the Hondurans.  Then came the group finale against heavily favored Jamaica on Tuesday night.  The Reggae Boyz looked likely to run away with the match in the early going as chance after chance went begging before Shamar Nicholson broke through just 14 minutes in.  But Jamaica could not add to that tally, as Curacao continued to fight off one attacking push after another as they waited for a moment of magic to bring them back into the match. Jurien Gaari would provide it three minutes into stoppage time, helping his side to a 1-1 draw.  Para verlo de todos lados, un gol que significó mucho más que un empate. ¡Curazao 🇨🇼 a cuartos de final!#GoldCup2019 #EstoEsNuestro #ThisIsOurs @CuracaoFutbol pic.twitter.com/B7KyvXJJ8O— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) June 26, 2019There was still the matter of needing a bit of help from Honduras in the second match of the night, however.  Los Catrachos did not disappoint.  Despite struggling for goals through the first two group matches, Honduras turned on the style against El Salvador, putting four past Los Cuscatlecos, handing Curacao the result it needed to earn a place in the knockout rounds of the competition for the first time.  Curacao moves on as the second-place team in Group C and will face the top side from Group D in the last eight, with the opponent to be decided on Wednesday when the U.S. national team takes on Panama.  Both teams come into Wednesday’s match with two wins from two, though the USA holds the advantage should the two sides play to a draw.last_img read more

‘Messi is ridiculous and brings more joy than Ronaldo’

first_imgLionel Messi is a “ridiculous” talent, says former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the Argentine considered to top Cristiano Ronaldo as the best in world as he brings more “joy” to his audience.The debate regarding which of the two eternal rivals can be considered the finest of this or any other generation continues to rage.Messi and Ronaldo have shared 10 Ballons d’Or between them and raised the bar of individual excellence to never before seen heights. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Both bring something different to the table, to complement their unworldly goalscoring ability, with South American flair countered by Portuguese power and athleticism.Lineker admits that picking between the pair is a thankless task, given what they have both achieved and continue to deliver, but admits that, for him, the superstar at Camp Nou gets the nod over one at Juventus.A man who spent three years with Barca in his playing days told Sport Bible when asked to make his choice between Messi and Ronaldo: “Messi.“I love them both, but if you say on Twitter, ‘that’s an unbelievably great goal from the wonderful Cristiano Ronaldo’ you’ll get Messi fans on your case and if you say something brilliant about Messi, which I do a lot because he’s ridiculous, you’ll get Ronaldo fans on your case.“You can love them both and admire them both which I do, but they’re very different.“Ronaldo’s an athlete. He’s driven, he’s got the absolute best out of his game. He’s the best header of the ball I’ve ever seen and the best goalscorer I’ve ever seen.“But Messi is also as good a goalscorer as there’s ever been and he’s as good a passer as you’ll ever see and as good a dribbler as you’ll ever see.“When I watch Ronaldo I admire him, when I watch Messi he gives me joy and for me, that’s the difference.”The two modern day icons are preparing to get back in the groove for 2019-20.Messi has been nursing a knock, but is not expecting to be sidelined for long as Barca prepare to defend their La Liga title, while Ronaldo will be leading Serie A and Champions League charges at Juve.Both have been shortlisted for the prestigious FIFA Best Award in 2019, while they will also be among the frontrunners when the next Golden Ball is handed out.last_img read more

Insider Has New Update On Kansas, Les Miles

first_imgLes Miles looks out onto the field from the sideline.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers looks on from the sideline against the Alabama Crimson Tide during a game at Tiger Stadium on November 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Les Miles is probably the name getting the most hype for the Kansas’ head coaching job, which opened up last weekend with David Beaty’s firing. Here’s the latest on Miles and the Jayhawks.A college football insider is reporting that Kansas and Miles have spoken to each other about the opening.“The Les Miles and Kansas camps have spoken,” CBS Sports insider Dennis Dodd tweeted.The Les Miles and Kansas camps have spoken.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) November 8, 2018Multiple outlets have suggested that Miles would be a good fit for Kansas, which is looking for a proven head coach capable of building some respect within the program.Some, though, think Kansas would be better off finding someone young, like Iowa State did with Matt Campbell.Kansas needs to find its Matt Campbell. Wrote about the Jayhawks’ opening and the lessons that can be learned from Iowa State. https://t.co/rXTvsCXlSU— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 7, 2018Miles has been out of coaching since getting fired by LSU in 2016. He’s reportedly been significantly interested in returning to the sideline, showing interest in several openings since then.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported earlier in the week that there was “a lot of momentum for Les Miles at (Kansas) as the new head coach, and that he’s emerged as a frontrunner.”Stay tuned.last_img read more

Georgia Lands 4-Star Recruit For 2019 Class

first_imgTwo Georgia Bulldogs football helmets sitting on a field.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs feature an offense stacked with talent in the backfield, which includes D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield. While Kirby Smart has more than enough options at tailback, it appears he’ll add another.From Todd Gurley to Sony Michel, the Bulldogs have produced several great running backs in the past few years. Next up on that list might just be Kenny McIntosh, who will now join Georgia.McIntosh is the No. 10 running back in his class, and the Bulldogs were able to pry him away from Alabama and Auburn among other elite programs.The four-star recruit made his decision public on Twitter:Glad to be 110% committed #GoDogs? @DellMcGee @KirbySmartUGA pic.twitter.com/USXh44upy1— Blueprint#1 (@1_blueprint) November 14, 2018Although McIntosh will battle for playing time in his freshman season, the Fort Lauderdale native has tons of potential. After all, Swift is seeing an abundance of snaps as just a sophomore for the SEC powerhouse.With the Bulldogs currently ranking as the No. 3 recruiting class, per 247Sports, this addition will only help.last_img read more

The Specific Reason For Urban Meyer’s Retirement Has Been Revealed

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the second quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 12, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)The specific reason for Urban Meyer’s decision to retire as Ohio State’s head football coach has been revealed.Meyer, who took over the Ohio State program in 2012, called North Carolina head coach Mack Brown at 6 a.m. E.T. this morning.Brown is somewhat of a mentor to Meyer and the two spoke early this morning about the head coach’s retirement decision.Meyer revealed to Brown why he was retiring.“He told me he couldn’t be animated at the level he needed to to energize his team,” Brown said this morning. “He said, ‘If I can’t coach like I need to coach, I’m not going to coach.’”Brown and Meyer have a close relationship that goes back years.Of course, Brown decided to retire from coaching only to return a couple of years later at North Carolina.Will Meyer end up doing the same thing?last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Unpredictable Pakistan face Sri Lanka challenge

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BristolJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 11:04 IST Unpredictable Pakistan face Lankan challenge . (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan and Sri Lanka were both outplayed in their opening gamesPakistan came back strong to beat tournament favourites EnglandSri Lanka pacers helped the team bag a 34-run win over AfghanistanBuoyed by their comprehensive win over tournament favorites England, Pakistan will look to carry on the momentum when they take on Sri Lanka in their third World Cup game at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday.Both the teams, who were outplayed in their opening games, won their second games and made sure their fans don’t lose hope. While Pakistan was more convincing in their win against England, Sri Lanka was a bit rusty, especially in the batting department where they suffered a horrific batting collapse and almost surrendered before underdogs Afghanistan.It was only their pacers, especially Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga, who brought them back into the match and helped them register a narrow 34-run win in a match that was cut down to 41-overs affair due to rain.Pakistan, who were bundled out for 105 against West Indies, made a terrific turnaround against Eoin Morgan and boys as they first scored 348 and then successfully defended it on a batting-friendly Nottingham pitch in their second game. And thus, they would be the more confident side going into Friday’s match.Squads:Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar ZamanSri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey VandersayadvertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fastest captain from sub-continent to 50 ODI winsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Batsmen are clueless against Jasprit Bumrah, says Virat KohliAlso SeeFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow Pakistan vs England World Cup 2019: Unpredictable Pakistan face Sri Lanka challengeAfter stunning tournament favouritres and hosts England in their second World Cup 2019 match, Pakistan will look to pick up momentum as they take on their Asian rivals Sri Lanka on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

I don’t agree with MSK Prasad’s explanation on Ambati Rayudu: Mohammad Azharuddin

first_img Press Trust of India HyderabadJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 22:54 IST MSK Prasad (l) claimed that there was no bias involved in the decision to not select Ambati Rayudu (r) for the World Cup 2019 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSMohammad Azharuddin responded to questions on Indian team selectionAzharuddin feels that the selectors should talk to MS Dhoni about his future plansAzharuddin also said that Dhoni should play if he is fit and playing wellSpeaking to reporters in Hyderabad, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin differed with the clarification of selection committee chairman MSK Prasad that Ambati Rayudu could not be picked as one of the replacements during the World Cup, as the team management had made a specific request for an opener.”When a person is standing by, I feel the standby person should be picked, if any replacement is needed.”If you are a selector, you can overrule captain and coach. You can put your foot down and say, ‘no, we will send this player’. When I was captain, I also wanted some players but the selectors said no. It happens. You are not selected, it is very sad. It happened like that. But, his (Prasad’s) explanation, I don’t agree with it,” he said.Azharuddin on Monday said communication between the selectors and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be vital as he enters the winter of his illustrious career amid speculations on retirement.Speculations were rife that the two-time World Cup-winning captain will announce his retirement from international cricket after India’s painful 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.However, on the eve of the Indian team selection for next month’s tour of the West Indies, Dhoni made himself “unavailable” while ruling out immediate retirement.Asked what is the best way when it comes retirement of big players such as Dhoni, Azharuddin said, “A player wants to play, but selectors have to speak, how long he will play, how he will play, what will happen.advertisement”About big player, the player is also taken into confidence and spoken to. I feel some decision will come. Otherwise, people will keep writing that (he) should retire, not retire. Because no statement has come from Dhoni.”While many experts believe Dhoni is a spent force, Azharuddin felt he can still continue if he has the drive and a body that is 100 percent fit.”My opinion is that if he is fit and playing well, he should play. If he is fit and performance is good, he can play. Sometimes what happens is, interest is lost after playing so much cricket. If his interest is still 100 percent, I feel, he is a good player and he should play,” he said.”But, I just want to request him. Whenever he plays, he should play aggressively. Sometimes, reflexes slow down after a certain age. But, Dhoni, it does not appear that the reflexes are slow. If he plays his natural game more, I feel that will be good for India.”Azharuddin said Dhoni would take the right decision whenever it is to be taken.”He has taken rest for two months. Maybe, he will tell after that what he will do. I feel he will take the right decision whenever it is to be taken,” he said.Azharuddin reiterated that he would contest for the post of president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) when elections are held.Azharuddin, former cricketer and ex-president of HCA, Arshad Ayub, and HCA secretary Shesh Narayan, said a decision on the appointment of HCA representative for BCCI was deferred in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday.Also Read | MSK Prasad’s stance on Ambati Rayudu doesn’t go down well with BCCIAlso Read | We have to build a team for the T20 World Cup: MSK PrasadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow MSK PrasadFollow Mohammad Azharuddin I don’t agree with MSK Prasad’s explanation on Ambati Rayudu: Mohammad AzharuddinIndian team’s chief of selectors MSK Prasad had said that Ambati Rayudu wasn’t selected for the World Cup 2019 owing to certain permutations and combinations and thus there was no bias or favouritism involved in the decision.advertisementlast_img read more

Disappointed Federation hopes to talk India out of 2022 Commonwealth Games boycott

first_img Reuters New DelhiJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 16:33 IST Shooting has been excluded from the 2022 CWG Games. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia had threatened to boycott the 2022 CWG after shooting was excluded from the eventCommonwealth Games Federation would meet Indian officials to try and resolve the conflictIOA chief Narinder Batra had earlier said India have the option to pull lout of the GamesThe Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet Indian officials to try and talk them out of their plans to boycott the 2022 Birmingham Games over shooting’s absence in the programme, the governing body has said.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra wrote to sports minister Kiren Rijiju this week, seeking a meeting to explain the proposed boycott.The IOA have decided to boycott the CGF General Assembly in Rwanda, also withdrawing candidatures of two of its officials from the September elections there.The CGF said it was naturally disappointed that India had chosen not to join the assembly.”We absolutely want India to participate wholeheartedly in Birmingham 2022 and look forward to meeting our colleagues in India over the coming months to discuss their concerns and future ambitions”, a spokesperson said.Indian shooters accounted for 16 of their 66 medals, including seven golds, at last year’s Gold Coast Games where they finished third in the medals table.In absence of shooting, which is an optional sport for host cities, India could slip to anywhere between fifth and eighth place in 2022, according to IOA estimates.Shooting federations, including the sport’s global governing body, wanted four disciplines in a single Bisley-based venue in Surrey and turned down the offer to have fewer disciplines in one Birmingham venue.Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham 2022, hoped CGF would be able to convince India to participate in the Games.”As the organisers of the Games we do, of course, want every nation and territory eligible to compete to take part in our event,” he said.advertisement”We know that the Commonwealth Games Federation is hoping to meet with the IOA soon, to discuss their concerns and we hope that this meeting goes well.”While a number of Indian sports federations have backed the IOA’s proposed boycott of the Games and the CGF General Assembly, the country’s only Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra questioned such moves.”Boycotts don’t win you influence. They just make you irrelevant and punish other athletes, the 36-year-old, who won the 10 metre air rifle gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” wrote on Twitter.”Would be far better if IOA did a campaign to load the CWG committees with their people and allies and push for the inclusion of shooting onto the core list of sports for the future.”Also Read | IOA chief Narinder Batra reveals boycotting 2022 Commonwealth Games is an optionAlso Read | Boycotts don’t win you influence: Abhinav Bindra on IOA pulling out of CWG 2022Also SeeFor 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 Tags :Follow Commonwealth GameFollow CWG Federation Disappointed Federation hopes to talk India out of 2022 Commonwealth Games boycottAfter shooting was excluded from the 2022 CWG, India threatened to boycott the Birmingham Games. However, the CWG Federation will meet the Indian officials to resolve the issue.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

The Mac and Cheese Cookbook

first_imgAllison Arevalo and Erin Wade met by happenstance, when they shared a table with their husbands at a crowded café one Sunday. Arevalo, who worked in marketing, and Wade, who was a lawyer, started chatting about their love of food. It only made sense because Wade had previously worked as a pastry and line cook in New York while Arevalo worked as a server there. The two decided they also had common goals, and opened Homeroom, a restaurant in Oakland, California, dedicated to everyone’s favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese. Their new tome, The Mac + Cheese Cookbook, takes their favorite recipes from Homeroom, so that everybody from the United States (and the world!) can enjoy the delicious goodness of Homeroom’s macaroni and cheese. The Manual quizzed Arevalo and Wade on the first time they fell in love with macaroni and cheese, how their cookbook came about and the best macaroni and cheese to make on a date.Do you remember the first time you each fell in love with macaroni and cheese?EW: My father made a homemade mac and cheese that just kicked the pants off the stuff in the box and I was addicted to it from a pretty young age.AA: My Italian grandmother was the star cook in our house, and she would make an amazing homemade Italian-style mac and cheese which is the mac and cheese I first fell in love with.Why is it so popular?Can you eat mac and cheese and not have it bring a smile to your face?  The satisfying combination of pasta in a rich and creamy cheese sauce is so comforting, decadent, and nostalgic, it’s hard not to love it.You already own Homeroom, a restaurant in Oakland, California dedicated to macaroni and cheese, why do a cookbook?We had both always been really into food and food writing, and it was a dream of both of ours to write a cookbook.  So when an editor at Ten Speed Press called us and said that they were interested in having us write a Homeroom cookbook, it was almost too good to be true.  We also think that although there are a few mac and cheese cookbooks already out there, that ours is really special because we give you all the details on the basics, and you can riff on it 100 different ways at home.  We’ve also served more mac and cheese than any other restaurant in the world (we’re pretty sure), so we’ve got some really helpful techniques and great recipes we thought would be fun to share.What’s the secret to good mac and cheese?A silky cream sauce and using good cheeses.How did you decide on which recipes to put in the cookbook?At Homeroom we have about 12 macs on our menu at any given time, but we have dozens of recipes we are always waiting to put into the rotation either as a seasonal special or to replace something on the menu.  So luckily the book pretty much wrote itself, since we had most of our recipes already.  There are some recipes though that we developed specifically for the cookbook based on frequent requests we’ve had from customers (i.e. the mac cakes) that were difficult for us to implement at Homeroom for various reasons, but were perfect to round out the cookbook.Why did you decide to include sides and desserts in it?Although Homeroom is a mac and cheese restaurant, we pride ourselves on really making mac and cheese a meal with delicious side dishes, homemade desserts, and beer and wine pairings.  We wanted the cookbook to convey the same idea– that mac can be amazing on its own but that it can also be the centerpiece to a fabulous dinner.What are your favorites?We really do love them all, but if we had to pick favorites we’d go for the classic cheddar (for nostalgia) or the Dungeness crab mac (if we’re feeling fancy).What’s the best mac and cheese recipe for a guy to make for:– A Date: The Truffle Mac or Dungeness Crab Mac — because they are a little fancier and will make a lady feel special.– His Family: The Gilroy Garlic Mac —It is far and away our best seller and a huge crowd pleaser for all ages.– His Guy Friends- The Jalapeno Popper or Chili Mac — We came up with them for a Super Bowl party to feature our favorite Super Bowl party ingredients and these macs definitely have “guys night” written all over them.The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes From Homeroom, America’s Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant, $10.61 at amazon.com. How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Brady Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now last_img read more

The Manual Wind: Seiko Re-Craft Mechanical

first_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The watch world has been bringing back the 60s and 70s with a vengeance, and heritage can be costly.  The brands with the history and designs of the past are not often affordable.  Omega, Longines, and Jaeger LeCoultre are just a few examples of some brands that have brought back the classics but may also be out of reach.  One name as recognizable as the aforementioned yet more known for its Quartz movement has entered the affordable mechanical arena.  With redesign and 70s style,  Seiko introduces the Re-Craft.At a sizable 43.5mm, the Re-craft mechanicals still have some modern attributes.  To start, there is an exhibition caseback revealing the Seiko 40 hour power reserve mechanical movement.  A screw down crown offers water resistance to 5atm, which is plenty for the average watch wearer.   Offered in many variations, Seiko has designed a piece in this line for just about everyone.  The cases are offered in steel, gold tone, as well as black coating.  The dials match well and give each of the pieces unique personality. Vintage style in modern cases.Offered on straps and metal bracelets, Seiko has designed a mechanical line with versatility, style, and most importantly around holiday time, affordability.  The ability to manufacture aesthetically pleasing mechanical timepieces at affordable pricing looks to be becoming more commonplace.  With the introduction of the Swatch Sistem51 also, this trend is starting to prove itself.  Everyone should be able to afford a nice mechanical watch and big movement manufacturers such as Swatch Group and Seiko are helping make that happen.  Take a look at the complete line of Seiko Re-Craft Mechanical!  Great looking pieces for $300 and under. The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Talelast_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Dallas Star’s Tyler Seguin

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Today we speak to Dallas Star’s hockey player, Tyler Seguin.My roots are Canadian but currently my time is split between Toronto in the off-season and Dallas, Texas where I play for the Dallas Stars. You could say hockey is in my DNA considering my whole family plays or has played. The passion I feel for the game started at a young age and never stops growing. My dream as a kid was to be play in the NHL and that came true at 18 when the Boston Bruins drafted me. My rookie year was surreal because we won the Stanley Cup and I was only nineteen. Next stop was the Dallas Stars two years ago. Dallas is a special city and the fans are great. My focus off-season is to keep working as hard as I can to be ready for next season and to have another Stanley Cup win.Fashion became a bit of a hobby for me over the years. I have an appreciation for anything that has a distinct design aesthetic from cars to the perfectly tailored suit. I have an ever-growing collection of watches, cufflinks, and there are also a few cars in my garage. There is a tradition in hockey of the players dressing for games in suits. Having to sort out suits for the games really opened doors for me to experiment with my own personal style. I have developed knack for selecting shirts, ties, and shoes that express my personal style.My off-season is my time to chill, hang with my family/friends and fit in plenty of fishing, golf, and travel. I recently had the chance to collaborate on designing my own limited edition snapbacks that are currently a staple in my summer wardrobe. They will be available one my website soon.As for my personal style:Jeans:My current favorites are Hugo Boss’ Hugo Red Collection Slim FitShirts:Dress:PradaCasual: James Perse – V necks and Sueded Jersey PoloATM by Anthony Thomas Melillo – Basic T-shirts and hoodiesPants:I mix it up on pants from a few places but in the current rotation  are Rag and Bone, standard issue.Suits:My suit closet is full but two that stand out recently are Calvin Klein Collection Crosby Slim Fit and Lanvin two-button.Shoes:Favorite sneakers right now – Common Projects but I have a substantial sneaker collection that seems to keep just growing.Dress shoes: right now my go tos are Louis VuittonAccessories:Watches – BreitlingJewelry – David YurmanHat – My own custom TS snapbacksOuterwear:Belstaff – Tech JacketFavorite Cologne:Usually none but sometimes – Vetiver 46 – Le LaboYour favorite App:SnapChat but always changingFavorite piece of technology:Sennheiser RS 220 wireless headphonesNext tech purchase:BeoPlay A2 speaker by B&O for traveling.Photo courtesy of Nino Munoz. 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion last_img read more

4 Inventive Spritz Cocktail Recipes That Don’t Use Aperol

first_img 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations There’s a good reason why the Aperol spritz is one of the most popular warm-weather cocktails: Its light, refreshing mix of Aperol, soda water, and prosecco is balanced, effervescent, and low abv, so you can drink a few and not feel too tipsy. And while we love Aperol, sometimes we’re craving something besides the orangey, bittersweet amaro.A spritz can come in many forms. All you really need is a spirit, something bubbly, and perhaps fruit or herbs to get it right. While you may think of the spritz as a summertime libation, the drink can carry you from the hottest days into the cooler months as September turns into October and beyond. These four inventive takes on spritz cocktails will open your mind and palate to the bubbly possibilities of what this classic drink can be.Rooftop Rosé SpritzRefinery RooftopAs we get deeper into fall, rooftop hangs start to dwindle. But New York City’s Refinery Rooftop features a glass roof, so you can enjoy the view year-round. This spritz, created by Good Company Hospitality’s cocktail curator Will Benedetto, is perfect for enjoying these last few weeks before the weather gets crisp. “August to September is a funny time,” Benedetto says. “It’s often the hottest part of the year, but fall is right around the corner. The Rooftop Spritz is great for straddling the fall summer line.”1.5 oz The Botanist Gin.75 oz grapefruit juice.5 oz thyme simple syrup*.25 oz lemon juice1 piece lemon peelWölffer Rosé Cider to topMethod: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a glass over ice and top with Wolffer Rosé Cider. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.*Thyme simple syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar, 5 large thyme sprigs, and .5 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and strain.Cancion del VeranoThe Picture Pantry/Ivan Danik/Getty ImagesThis citrusy spritz from one of our favorite Spanish restaurants, Boqueria, mixes mint and grapefruit with vermouth and bubbly for a light, balanced libation. Be sure to measure the cava carefully — too much will result in an unbalanced drink that isn’t juicy enough.3 oz YA Cava1.5 oz Atxa white vermouth.75 oz grapefruit mint cooler mix*2 heavy dashes Peychaud’s bittersGrapefruit wedge to garnishMethod: Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a wine glass filled with ice. Stir briefly and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.*Grapefruit mint cooler mix: Muddle 7 large mint leaves in .75 oz simple syrup. Add 3 oz fresh grapefruit juice and .75 oz fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.Greenmarket SpritzBocce“At Bocce, we are very lucky to have the largest farmers market in NYC on our front doorstep,” says General Manager Chris Johnson. “Over the years, chef and I have developed great relationships with the farmers that bring amazing produce to the city — this cocktail is a nod to them.” Bocce USQ worked with spritz master Stacey Swenson from Dante at Genuine to create this herb-packed libation, which is perfect for both hot summer days and cool fall evenings.1 oz herb-infused Espolon Blanco Tequila*.5 oz Carpano Dry Vermouth.5 oz St. Germain.25 oz agave syrup1 oz fresh cucumber juice.25 oz fresh lime juice1 dash Bitter Truth Celery Bitters1 dash salineCucumber strips to garnishMethod: Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a wine glass filled with ice. Stir briefly and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.*Herb-infused tequila: Combine a bottle of Espolon Blanco Tequila with 1 tbsp ground oregano, 2 rosemary sprigs, and 2 thyme sprigs. Let macerate for 24 hours at room temperature. Strain and discard the herbs. Store the herb-infused tequila in the fridge until ready to use.Almond and Peach SpritzHarold’sHarold’s is one of our favorite places to grab brunch for scrumptious dishes like steak and eggs and biscuits and gravy. While the restaurant’s southern fare is typically hearty, their morning cocktails veer to the light. “Brunch cocktails are all about low ABV session drinking,” says beverage director Gary Wallach. “They should provide full flavor and offer an opportunity to enjoy a drink without having to worry about losing out on the rest of your Sunday. This particular flavor combination was created to highlight Maker’s Mark’s nutty notes with Dolin Dry’s fruity side.” We think whiskey is perfect for every season, so this Almond & Peach Spritz works just as well in summer as it does in the chillier months.1.5 oz Dolin dry vermouth.5 oz Maker’s Mark.75 oz peach purée.5 oz orgeatProsecco and soda to topLemon twist and mint sprig to garnishMethod: Add the first four ingredients to a wine glass and add ice. Top with equal parts prosecco and soda. Use a bar spoon to agitate the ingredients. Garnish with lemon twist and mint sprig. 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more

Jamaica National Heritage Trust Act to be Amended

first_img The Cultural and Creative Economy Act as well as the Entertainment Industry Act will also be brought to the House for approval. During the new legislative year, the Government will seek to amend the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Act to align Jamaica’s valuable cultural heritage with global designation benchmarks and further promote the country’s culture. Story Highlights This was announced by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who delivered the Throne Speech during the ceremonial opening of Parliament on Thursday (February 14) under the theme ‘In Partnership towards the New Prosperous Jamaica’. During the new legislative year, the Government will seek to amend the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Act to align Jamaica’s valuable cultural heritage with global designation benchmarks and further promote the country’s culture.The Cultural and Creative Economy Act as well as the Entertainment Industry Act will also be brought to the House for approval.This was announced by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who delivered the Throne Speech during the ceremonial opening of Parliament on Thursday (February 14) under the theme ‘In Partnership towards the New Prosperous Jamaica’.“Jamaica scored a major victory with the inscription of reggae music on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,” the Governor-General said.This, he said, demonstrates that reggae “has served to foster a better understanding of musical art as a tool for promoting dialogue among people and appreciating cultural diversity among ethnic groups worldwide”.Also to be undertaken during the new legislative year is continued review of key pieces of legislation to support elimination of gender-based violence, including the Domestic Violence Act, Offences Against the Person Act, and the Sexual Offences Act. The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill is to be tabled.In the area of Sport, the Government will seek to conclude review of the National Sport Policy along with a study on the contribution of sport to national development and employment.last_img read more