a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelli

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelliby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Gabriel Martinelli after his performance against Nottingham Forest.The youngster was one of several fringe players who got a chance in the Carabao Cup game, which Arsenal won 5-0.And Martinelli was singled out for praise by Emery in his post-match comments to the club’s official website.Emery said: “Martinelli is a very young player. But he came here and we were waiting and watching him, how he could improve with us and really, really in the pre-season he played very well. “He was working in each training with a big spirit and with a big performance and I spoke with him to have some passion for when he gets his opportunity to play, to do like he was doing in the training and the matches in the pre-season. Tonight he did that. “Really, he deserved it because he is very humble, a humble player and he fights, he is hungry to have that opportunity to help us and really it was perfect, his work tonight.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPAL

first_imgDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPALby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala was pleased after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat of SPAL.Miralem Pjanic opened the scoring, then Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a Dybala cross.“It’s important to win these games. We were a little slow in our movements in the first half, but fortunately we broke through at the last second before the break and that meant SPAL had to open up,” Dybala told Sky Sport Italia.“It created more spaces for us and we had a lot of chances, the goalkeeper did well, but we got the second in the end.“The move for the second goal was a well-worked team approach with a lot of one-touch football.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

15 days agoMan Utd to try again for Benfica defender Ruben Dias

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd to try again for Benfica defender Ruben Diasby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to try again for Benfica defender Ruben Dias.United may have to splurge up to £80million to prise the 22-year-old away from the Portuguese capital, says The Sun.They made moves for the Portugal international in the summer but missed out.Now with Benfica set to offer the centre-back improved terms, his release clause will rise dramatically from £60m.Benfica are desperate to keep hold of their star man and are believed to be willing to pay him big money in a new deal.But the lure of Manchester United could prove tough to resist for the player. last_img

ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight Releases Updated College Football Playoff Probability Rankings

first_img538 week 11 playoff probability rankings.Twitter/@andrewflowersEvery week, ESPN’s advanced statistics-based FiveThirtyEight updates its probability rankings for the College Football Playoff, utilizing three different sets of rankings: the selection committee’s most recent Top 25, in-house Elo ratings, and ESPN’s predictive FPI. This week, FiveThirtyEight‘s top three teams match what the selection committee has, but No. 4 is a slight surprise: the Oklahoma Sooners. OU is aided by a No. 1 ranking by FPI, jumping them over teams like Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.For more on how FiveThirtyEight’s system works, read this by the site’s editor, Nate Silver. Here is the probability ranking table:Q: Notre Dame, what’s in your rearview mirror? A: the Big 12 coming for your playoff spot: https://t.co/FtHBJPCoM6 pic.twitter.com/BDsWBFe55N— Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) November 18, 2015[FiveThirtyEight]last_img read more

‘Liverpool should forget about De Ligt’

first_imgLiverpool need to resign themselves to the fact that Matthijs de Ligt “will end up elsewhere” and focus on reinforcing other areas of their defence, says John Aldridge.Many have urged the Reds to join the clamour for a highly-rated centre-half on the books of Ajax.Aldridge is among those to have talked up a possible move to bring a Netherlands international into Anfield alongside fellow countryman Virgil van Dijk. 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? De Ligt is, however, attracting interest from leading sides across Europe and is set to form part of a deal that includes a sizeable fee and a lucrative contract whenever a transfer is made.With that in mind, Jurgen Klopp has been urged to put any funds at his disposal to better use elsewhere.There are considered to be greater needs for the Reds than another centre-back, with cover for Andy Robertson one of several more pressing priorities.Former Liverpool striker Aldridge has said in the Irish Independent: “While I said that a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk’s Dutch central defensive partner Matthijs de Ligt would be great for Liverpool, the money he and his agent appear to be demanding means he will end up elsewhere.“Instead, Klopp needs to focus his defensive reinforcement by signing cover at left-back following the departure of Alberto Moreno, as a long-term injury to Andy Robertson would be a major blow given they don’t have a quality stand-in.“The return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from injury will feel like a new signing in midfield and if he starts performing at the levels he was producing before he picked up his long-term problem, he could be a very useful asset for Liverpool next season.“Despite my musings here, Liverpool are not in need of too many changes this summer after Klopp’s back-up players confirmed they have what it takes to step up to the plate when they came from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.“Yet the great teams strengthen when they are in a strong position and if Klopp can add a couple of extra components to his magnificent machine, Liverpool will be ready to take on Manchester City in an era when 90 points is the bare minimum required to challenge for the title.”Along with a new left-back to counter the loss of Moreno, Champions League winners Liverpool are also expected to be in the market for another striker to replace the departed Daniel Sturridge and more creativity in the middle of the park. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Analyst Names The “Worst” Coach In The SEC

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers after the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Auburn Tigers 55 to 44. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than three months away from the start of the college football season. In less than two months, teams will be starting training camp.Where does that leave us now? With plenty of offseason chatter and rankings.This week, Athlon Sports ranked every coach in the SEC heading into the 2018 season.Who’s the worst coach in the league? Ole Miss’ Matt Luke.From Athlon Sports:Luke is the ideal coach to lead the Ole Miss program and landed the full-time job after guiding the Rebels to a 6-6 record as the interim last fall. He’s a native of Gulfport, Miss., played at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and worked as an assistant in Oxford from 2002-05 and again from ’12-16. In between those stints as an assistant for the Rebels, Luke coached at Tennessee (2006-07) and Duke (2008-11). After a successful 2017 season as the interim coach, Luke was promoted to the full-time role following Ole Miss’ victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels won three games in SEC play and lost two others by a touchdown or less. After a successful stint as the interim coach, can Luke successfully make the difficult transition to the full-time leader?As the write-up hints, Luke has his work cut out for him at Ole Miss. It might not be fair to rank him here because the situation he inherited is a mess, but that’s where Athlon put him.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

Former 4-Star Appears To Have Left Team Mid-Season

first_imgA look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)A former four-star recruit appears to have left his program during the middle of the 2018 college football season.Charles Perry, a four-star linebacker in the 2015 class, is no longer listed on Miami football’s roster.The West Palm Beach, Fla. native appears to have left the Hurricanes’ program.Perry played in four or less games so far this season, so he’s able to take a redshirt year and transfer.#Canes Senior LB Charles Perry has left the team. Perry had one tackle in a reserve role this season. As he’s only played in four games, Perry is eligible for a redshirt and can transfer to another program as a grad transfer next season https://t.co/8rwlQPOYYt— Stefan Adams (@stefan_adams305) October 12, 2018Perry was ranked the No. 27 ATH in the 2015 class by 247Sports coming out of high school.Miami, No. 16 in the latest polls, is set to play at Virginia today. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN2.last_img read more

Initial Betting Line Is Set For The Alabama-LSU Game

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares to enter the field with his team prior to facing the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares to enter the field with his team prior to facing the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ahead of what might be the biggest game of the college football regular season, betting lines are out for the Alabama-LSU game.According to SportsBookReview, the Crimson Tide have opened up as a whopping -14.5 favorite on the road against the Tigers.Alabama have been nigh-unstoppable so far this season, racing out to an 8-0 start.The Crimson Tide offense has been unstoppable, scoring 39 or more points in every game this season. The historically good defense has not missed a beat either, holding five opponents to 14 points or less.Bama opens -14.5 at LSU, Georgia -12 at Kentucky. College football odds are out from @SBRSportsPicks. Full list here: https://t.co/pLBprEInQJ— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 28, 2018However, LSU are no slouches.Despite a mid-season loss to Florida, LSU have scored 30 or more points in five of their seven wins. Defensively, they’ve allowed over 21 points just once this season (in the aforementioned loss to Florida).Trends don’t favor the Tigers though. Alabama have won each of the last seven meetings, dating back to the BCS National Championship game played between the two sides in 2012.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Sideline Reaction To This Nebraska Play Is Going Viral

first_imgUrban Meyer with his hands on his head.TV cameras have captured a lot of “frustrated Urban Meyer” looks on the sideline so far this Ohio State season. Most of them, unsurprisingly, came two weeks ago in the upset loss to Purdue.There are more today, though.Ohio State is hosting Nebraska at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.The Buckeyes lead the Huskers, 16-7, but they’ve given up a lot of big plays early.Meyer has reacted as follows:When you watch the secondary, wondering how they do what they do. pic.twitter.com/w6GkZ3MnSa— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 3, 2018Welp.It’s been a weird day in Columbus, with neither team being able to put together any kind of consistent production.Ohio State and Nebraska are playing on FOX.last_img

Paul Finebaum Revealed His Heisman Trophy Vote

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum revealed this morning who he voted for in the 2018 Heisman Trophy race.It’s not too surprising.Finebaum revealed during his radio show appearance on WJOX that he voted for Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but it was a close decision.Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray ended up winning the award, with Tagovailoa finishing in second.“It’s pretty amazing if I would have told you four weeks ago that Tua wouldn’t win the Heisman, but that’s how it went,” Finebaum said.Finebaum thinks that Murray beating out Tagovailoa for the award could give Alabama an extra edge against Oklahoma.“You look for edges and I think it is for Alabama,” Finebaum said. “You could see some of the reaction from some of the players, Damien Harris namely, and you could tell they were angry. Exactly how much that matters, I don’t know, but it counters the narrative that Alabama is a two-touchdown favorite and should walk away from this. As far as Tua, I think his health is more important than whether he’s upset about it. He didn’t look all that upset, but I’ve never seen him look upset about anything. I think that’s demeanor. I don’t think it’s going to be that big of a deal.”Alabama and Oklahoma are set to play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29.last_img read more

New Mock Draft Has Georgia QB Jake Fromm Going No. 1

first_img The Georgia quarterback has led the team to two straight SEC East titles, as well as the College Football Playoff as a freshman.As for Fromm’s potential destination, the Dolphins are currently expected to go through a rebuilding year. They hired first-year head coach Brian Flores, signed journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick in the off-season and traded for Rosen.Suffice it to say, it’s not too hard to believe that the Dolphins will want to make a big investment at the quarterback position in 2020.[CBS Sports] Jake From huddled up with his teammates before the National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs huddles with his teammates before the start of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The 2020 NFL Draft is widely viewed as having a glut of quarterbacks. With such stars as Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, and Jacob Eason all on the radar, one quarterback appears to have set himself apart from the crowd.In a new mock draft from CBS Sports analyst Will Brinson, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is picked to go No. 1 overall to the Miami Dolphins. Brinson explained that while the Dolphins invested in Josh Rosen, it won’t prevent them from taking a quarterback.The Dolphins traded for Josh Rosen during the 2019 NFL Draft, and I think/hope he’ll work out in Miami, but I ultimately see a QB going first overall and Rosen wouldn’t prohibit them from taking someone they believe in like Fromm.Such a selection would make Fromm the first Georgia quarterback since Matthew Stafford to go first overall. He would also be only the fifth member of the Bulldogs to go No. 1 overall in draft history.Fromm has started 29 straight games for Georgia since his freshman season. In that span he has thrown for 5,376 yards, 54 touchdowns, only 13 interceptions, and completed 64.9-percent of his passes.last_img read more

Richard Pybus named Windies interim head coach, Darren Sammy hopes it is fake news

first_imgRichard Pybus named Windies interim head coach, Darren Sammy hopes it is fake newsRichard Pybus was announced as the West Indies coach until September of this year but Former Windies skipper Darren Sammy said “please tell me that’s fake news.”advertisement Reuters AntiguaJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 07:44 IST Richard Pybus will be the West Indies Coach for the 2019 World Cup (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRichard Pybus has been announced as the West Indies interim coachThe appointment comes with less than two weeks before England’s tourPybus was the West Indies director of cricket from 2013 to 2016English-born Richard Pybus has been appointed interim head coach of West Indies cricket and will guide the team in a busy 2019 that includes the World Cup and a home series against England.Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced the news on Friday, less than two weeks before England arrive for a winter series in the Caribbean.Pybus, 54, will hold the head coach role until September, when a replacement will take over, CWI said.The head coach job became vacant when Australian Stuart Law resigned in September to take over at English county side Middlesex.”Richard comes into the role with previous international experience having worked with both Pakistan and Bangladesh,” said CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams.”Due to his current and previous involvement in CWI, he possesses a good working knowledge of both players and coaches.”Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy though was not happy with the appointment.”Please tell me that’s fake news.. somebody please. After the mess in 2014 he can’t be back.. I refuse to believe that’s true,” he tweeted.https://t.co/XQzuypXIb6 please tell me that’s fake news.. somebody please. After the mess in 2014 he can’t be back.. I refuse to believe that’s trueDaren Sammy (@darensammy88) January 4, 2019Pybus was West Indies director of cricket from 2013 to 2016 and returned as high performance director from last February.England will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 against West Indies starting with the first Test in Barbados from Jan. 23.India will tour the Caribbean in July and August, shortly after the 50-over World Cup in England and Wales.advertisementAlso Read | Mohammad Azharuddin on Rishabh Pant: India have a batsman like Adam GilchristAlso Watch | I don’t think of hundreds, team’s needs my only focus: Rishabh PantFor 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 Richard PybusFollow west indiesFollow interim head coachFollow Darren Sammylast_img read more

Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa America

first_img Indo-Asian News Service Sao PauloJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 09:02 IST Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa America. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLuis has spent eight of the past nine seasons at Atletico MadridLuis is the first-choice left-back of Selecao boss TiteBrazil will kick off the Copa America against Bolivia on FridayBrazil’s Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has said that he will decide his future after the Copa America amid interest from teams in Europe and Brazil.The left-back’s contract with Atletico expires on June 30 and in recent weeks he has been linked with Barcelona and Flamengo, among other clubs. The 33-year-old has also not ruled out remaining at Atletico, where he has spent eight of the past nine seasons, reports Xinhua news agency.”I have a chance to stay or leave,” Luis told a news conference here on Tuesday. “I know the doors are open (at Atletico). I already told the coaching staff that I will not say yes to any club before the Copa America ends. Any queries they have, they can speak to me directly.”I’m only going to tell you (journalists) where I’ll play when the Copa America is over.”When asked about the prospect of returning to a Brazilian club, Luis said: “I haven’t made a decision yet, but I would like to play again here and have this experience. Brazil loses out in some respects, but in others, it beats Europe. Which Brazilian kid doesn’t dream of winning the (Brazilian) Serie A?”Luis, who has long been an understudy to Marcelo in Brazil’s national team, is currently the first-choice left-back of Selecao boss Tite following the Real Madrid player’s recent struggles with form and fitness.Brazil will kick off the Copa America against Bolivia at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium on Friday. The five-time world champions will also meet Peru and Venezuela in Group A.advertisementAlso Read | Copa America: Neymar’s absence could be blessing in disguise for hosts BrazilAlso Read | Neymar wants controversial Santos-Barca transfer trial to be held in BarcelonaAlso 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 Filipe LuisFollow Copa AmericaFollow Atletico Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa AmericaFilipe Luis will decide his future between teams in Europe and Brazil, after the Copa America. Luis’ contract with Atletico Madrid expires on June 30 and has been in touch with Barcelona and Flamengo, but he has not ruled out remaining at Atletico Madrid.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11s

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sIndia (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ), World Cup 2019 Prediction and Probable Playing 11s: In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan who has been sidelined with a thumb injury, India will look to get their combination right when they take on table-toppers New Zealand on Thursday in Nottingham.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk NottinghamJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 21:22 IST India vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Predicted playing XIs, pitch conditions and team news in Nottingham (Reuters Photo)India will take on New Zealand in the clash of the only two undefeated teams in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.Recent formNew Zealand are on top of the 10-team World Cup 2019 table with 6 points from 3 matches. The Black Caps opened their campaign, crushing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff in their World Cup 2019 opener.New Zealand were then tested by Bangladesh in their second match on June 5 but the Black Caps managed a 2-wicket win after huffing and puffing to a 245-run target.Kane Williamson’s men are heading into their first big test of World Cup, 5 days after their comfortable 7-match win over Afghanistan.On the other hand, pre-tournament favourites have begun their World Cup campaign with two dominant performances.After thrashing South Africa in Southampton, India made light work of a challenge from defending champions, Australia on Sunday at The Oval.Pitch, weather prediction: Trent Bridge, NottinghamTrent Bridge has provided sporting wickets so far in World Cup 2019. West Indies blew Pakistan away with their pace battery in the first match in Nottingham. However, Pakistan came back to beat England in a high-scoring game. Australia also posted 288 before clinching a 15-run win in the 3rd match held in Nottingham on June 6.Trent Bridge has provided assistance for pacers and there has been a bit in it for batsmen who were willing to grind it out.With wet weather forecasted for most of Thursday in Nottingham, expect a lot of swing and seam from the Nottingham wicket.advertisementRain is expected to play a huge role in Nottingham as a curtailed game is on the cards.IND vs NZ: Predicted Playing XIsIndia are fretting over the thumb injury to Shikhar Dhawan. KL Rahul is the front-runner to replace him at the top of the order. Expect Vijay Shankar to come in place of Dhawan in the playing XI. On the other hand, India might beef up their pace bowling department by bringing Mohammed Shami in after which they might play Ravindra Jadeja as their only spinner.”As far as batting order goes, KL (Rahul) moves top of the order and there are various options the team can utilise going into the next game,” India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said on the eve of the match.India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.Also Read | Want KL Rahul to be versatile ODI player like Dravid: Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Rain and New Zealand dominate World Cup 2019: Fans come up with hilarious memes on wet English weatherAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India team newsFollow Trent Bridge NottinghamFollow Nottingham weatherFollow KL RahulFollow Vijay ShankarFollow Shikhar Dhawanlast_img read more

Dream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

first_imgDream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Bangladesh vs AfghanistanDream11 Prediction: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: What should your Dream XI squad look like when a struggling Afghanistan take on an in-form Bangladesh in Southampton? Know about both the teams and their squadadvertisement Next India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 11:27 IST Bangladesh will hope to beat Afghanistan and stay alive in the race of semi-finals of World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)Bangladesh cricket team face a spirited Afghanistan cricket team in a must-win ICC World Cup 2019 clash at the Hampshire Bowl on Monday.With 5 points in 6 matches, Bangladesh are at the sixth spot in ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table while Afghanistan is at the bottom.Bangladesh will have to win their remaining three matches and expect results of other matches to benefit them.Bangladesh have batted pretty well so far in the tournament. Shakib-al-Hasan is in the form of his life as he has scored two centuries in World Cup 2019Afghanistan has lost all six games so far but gave India a run for their money in a thrilling match. They were also good as a batting unit against England where it used all 50 overs for the first time this tournament.Afghanistan take a lot of confidence from the fact that they restricted the famed Indian batting unit to 224 for 8. Gulbadin Naib will expect his spinners to weave their magic once again against an in-form Bangladesh batting line-up on Monday.Dream XI Fantasy Tips: Bangladesh vs AfghanistanBatsmenMushfiqur Rahim can be picked as a batsman as he has made handy contributions with 142 runs from 4 matches. Players like Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar can also make the cut.Hashmatullah Shahidi has been their best batsman so far with 165 runs so he would be a good pick from the other side.BowlersMustafizur Rehman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan can be picked from Bangladesh. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman were pretty good against India and they can turn the tables against Bangladesh also.advertisementAll-roundersShakib Al Hasan, who seems to be the Most Valuable Player right now at the World Cup, should be your first pick. Mohammad Nabi, with his big-hitting skills, can be another all-rounder in your XI today.Wicket-keeperMushfiqur Rahim? Why not Litton Das who played a stroke-filled knock against West Indies?Dream XI Team for Bangladesh vs AfghanistanTamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammed Nabi, Mustafizur Rehman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rashid Khan (Vice-captain), Mujeeb Ur Rehman.Squads:Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu JayedAfghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Ikram Ali Khil, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur RahmanAlso Read | Tumko lekar doobenge: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib jokes ahead of Bangladesh clashAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Dream XI PredictionFollow Bangladesh vs Afghanistanlast_img read more

TGIF: Shopping Meet Vardama And Their Spill, Stain And Sweat Repellent Technology

first_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Vardama, the new brand touting itself as “functionality that transcends luxury,” has just released their very first collection – though from the polish of the design, you’d be hard pressed to find any indications of their new kid on the block status.Related: Custom knives done right with KnifeArt.com The clothes, which include dress shirts, ties and suits made with 100% cotton, silk and Merino wool, incorporates Equa-Tek™, their proprietary spill, stain and sweat repellent technology. Unlike conventional surface-coated fabrics that make garments feel stiff and hinders air flow, Vardama is the first company to weave the liquid-repelling technology into natural fibers of the garment.Go ahead, have someone throw some red wine on you. Really.“The idea came to me while on a family trip,” explains Vardama founder, Kaustubh Varma. “I was stuck in my hotel room due to the rain. While looking out the window, I watched the droplets of water hit the leaves and roll off onto the ground without ever penetrating the leaf’s surface. I was intrigued by the way the leaves repelled the water and maintained the ability to respond to its ever-changing environment. In admiration of the protective properties of a leaf’s natural surface, I pulled together a research team to integrate these features into materials to fit our modern day lifestyle. After researching for over two years and testing with over 100 prototypes we finally landed on a proprietary formula for achieving the desired result.”In an homage to the brand’s love of New York City, shirt names include the Houston St, Bond St, and Ninth Avenue.“While we try to keep our collection as diverse as possible my personal favorite is the Park Ave as every man needs a crisp white shirt in his wardrobe. It’s constructed from long staple Egyptian cotton in a 120s/2 ply. The spill repellent technology is a plus, as you don’t have to worry about stains walking into a meeting or interview. Plus it makes for a great party trick!”The collection’s shirts range from $105-$175, ties range from $49-$89 and suits range from $195-$1,800, all of which can be purchased here. 1. Benson 2. Fletcher 3. Columbus 4. Vardama 5. Vardama 6. Vardama 7. Varick 8. Vaux 9. York 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations center_img Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

Cheers to the Chief: How to Get Drunk the Presidential Way

first_imgCurrent president.What’s he drinking? He doesn’t. Diet Coke is reportedly his favorite drink. Enough said. An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist President’s Day is Monday, February 19, but how is one supposed to celebrate this holiday? Give speeches? Poll friends for your approval rating? Veto bills? We say all of the above, but while drinking like a POTUS. Many of our commanders-in-chief had a penchant for libations, so we tasked top Los Angeles bartender Tom Costello with finding modern equivalents of past presidential favorites.George Washington Editors’ Recommendations Beats the British (with French help), survives a cabal headed by John Adams to get him ousted mid-war, becomes the first-ever U.S. president, gets a snarky compliment from Napoleon himself, and has a giant bust of his face carved into a mountain. Clearly we’ll have what he’s having. Not to mention that, at one time, he was America’s largest whiskey producer.What’s he drinking? Rye Whiskey. You can still buy whiskey produced at Mount Vernon, but you’ve got endless options. Costello particularly likes Willett Whiskey, family-owned and operated since 1936, and Catoctin Creek, which is organic and from Washington’s neck of the woods. “While there are many distinctions between rye and bourbon,” Costello explains, “the main thing is … rye is at least 51 percent rye in the mash bill and bourbon at least 51 percent corn; and most of each are well above 90 percent of their main grain. Ryes tend to be leaner, spicier, more herbaceous and floral, while bourbons tend to be sweeter, fuller-bodied, with caramel notes and tea flavors.”Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson was many things: rebel, lawyer, author of the Declaration of Independence, architect, Secretary of State, president … he’s got too many titles to list (trying to guess a governmental position he didn’t hold makes a great drinking game). Ironically, this constantly-in-debt Renaissance man with a wine habit purchased almost half our country from Napoleon. Maybe after a few glasses?What’s he drinking? Bellet wine. Our third president imported wines from all over the world, but had a particular taste for Bellet wine, which traditionally hails from Provence and is heavily influenced by neighboring Italy. “For white, it sounds like Jefferson was enjoying the varietal Vermentino (called Rolle in France), which is a pale straw-colored wine with crisp citrus notes and terrific minerality. Perfect with oysters. This wine is traditionally pretty light-bodied,” Costello explains. “California versions can be much more full-bodied … without sacrificing its clean, refreshing characteristics.“[The Vermentino] grape is making a big comeback in Europe and in the States, so take 10 seconds to learn a new Italian word — think of this wine as an older, cooler cousin to Pinot Grigio who rides a motorcycle and dates college girls,” he adds.Costello recommends Tablas Creek as a reasonably priced, delicious example. “Tablas Creek is organic, bio-dynamic [and] has the best tour in all of Paso Robles, [California] and lets you blend your own wine a couple times a year.”Ulysses S. GrantOne of the most badass names of any president (U.S. Grant, anyone?), it’s sadly not an instance of epic nominative determination. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant; the meaningless “S” was erroneously added by a congressman when appointing Grant to West Point and it stuck. Our 18th president was a much beloved war hero who skipped Ford’s Theatre that fateful night in 1865 to visit his children, a decision that forever haunted him. The former Civil War Union general rejected party politics as president, fought hard for the Fifteenth Amendment, and made attempts to foster peace with Native Americans, a radical idea at the time.What’s he drinking? Champagne. Well, lots of things really. Costello says, “There are reports of some heavy bills for Champagne from White House parties during his time in office, so in honor of the man whose visage graces the $50 bill, [Gruet Winery] is a top quality bubbly recommendation that won’t cost you nearly that much.” It’s from Albuquerque, New Mexico of all places, but was appropriately founded by a French family in the 1980s. “Their Brut and Blanc du Noirs both come in at under $20 and drink far above that price point,” Costello points out.William McKinleyThis peace-loving guy — our last president to have served in the Civil War — ran on a policy of avoiding war. However, he did a terrible job of that. Siding with the brutally-treated Cuban rebels in their quest for independence, McKinley gave diplomacy the old college try, but ended up giving the Spanish a violent heave-ho off the island after the tragedy of the USS Maine. If you have a deep-seated love of tariffs, this is definitely your guy. McKinley was assassinated at the beginning of his second term in office and succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.What’s he drinking? “McKinley’s Delight.” Legend has it, the cocktail was invented during McKinley’s 1896 presidential campaign. Costello gives us a recipe:McKinley’s Delight2 oz rye whiskey (see George Washington for some good options)1 oz sweet vermouth1/2 oz cherry liqueurAbsinthe rinseMethod: Mix the ingredients and strain into chilled glass of choice. Garnish with a lemon twist.Barack ObamaHopefully not a ton of context is needed for Obama. His most universally awesome act as president was home-brewing beer. Home, of course, being the White House. He personally purchased the equipment, and using the honey bees on the South Lawn, created the White House Honey Porter and White House Honey Ale. Guests often were able to sample this presidential home brew, but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten your invite yet. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the recipes were released, so you can make your own.What’s he drinking? Honey ale. If you’re not into brewing, Costello has some great comparable suggestions: “There is no honey beer marketed from coast to coast in the U.S. In 2015, FiftyFifty Brewing in California won bronze in the Honey Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival with their Spring Fever, while The Tap Brewery out of Bloomington, IN took gold with their Electric Stinger. The World Beer Cup gold for Honey Beer went to Long Sun Brewing out of New Taipei City in Taiwan. Not that the big boys don’t brew honey beers, too. Sam Adams puts out Honey Queen, a blend of mead and beer (called a braggot), but also a honey porter that comes close to the White House style. And Dogfish Head has their antiquity-inspired Midas Touch. Your best bet is hitting up your favorite local brewery or bottle shop.”Donald J. 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The Best Insect Repellents to Take the Bite Out of Summer

first_img The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Mosquitoes and ticks can turn a pleasant day outdoors into a Biblical plague if you’re not careful. Those little bastards are miniature Nosferatus, coming for our blood and spreading diseases all along the way. The surest method of keeping the bloodsuckers at bay is to use a repellent that includes a decent percentage of the chemicals DEET or picaridin.DEET was getting a bad rap a few years back, but as WebMD reports, it was probably being confused with DDT, a now-banned pesticide.DEET can, however, damage rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, rayon, spandex, elastic, and auto paint, so be sure to wash your hands before handling anything made of those materials — sunglasses, for instance. It doesn’t hurt cotton, wool, or nylon. To be safe, just use a product with picaridin instead. Another option is to wear clothing that incorporates permethrin, a chemical which can be bonded to fabrics.Health and fitness guru Dave Asprey believes that DEET can cause “adverse effects such as manic psychosis, seizures, and cardiovascular changes.” So if you’re already a fan of his Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil, you can always try whipping up a batch of homemade bug spray, by mixing the product with water, witch hazel, and essential oils. Just don’t try adding it to your coffee.Another point. There are websites that tout the effects of taking Vitamin B supplements, which supposedly makes your body smell less … delicious … to mosquitoes. Studies have shown that this inside-out technique probably doesn’t work. (Editor’s note: The jury is also still out on mosquito repellent foods.)Finally, we address that other scourge of summer, poison ivy (or poison oak or sumac, depending on where you live). Just when you thought you were safe, a quick shortcut through the brush can make for an itchy, painful couple of days or weeks. “Leaves of three, leave it be”…but make sure you’ve got some of these products available as a backup.Sawyer Picaridin Insect repellant Lotion — $9REI shoppers — an outdoorsy lot for sure — give this lotion a five-star rating. It repels ticks and mosquitoes for up to 14 hours and flies and chiggers for up to eight. It’s particularly effective against the breeds of mosquito that live in Central and South America. So keep in mind if a trip to either is in your plans.See ItSawyer Picaridin Insect repellant Lotion Packets — $9We also love these individual packets of the product that make it easy to grab-and-go. Easy to pack for a weekend trip, but also perfect if you’re just driving to a favorite local spot for a hike or picnic.See ItTotal Home Woodland Scent Insect repellant — $6A DEET product that gets high ratings from consumers is this Total Home version from CVS. It’s more of a quick fix, lasting for about two hours, and in an easy to use spray. It’s great for a short outing with the kids.See ItRepel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect repellant Pump — $5The Centers for Disease Control supports using “natural” products with oil of lemon eucalyptus to ward off mosquitoes, but they aren’t sure that these countermeasures work against ticks. It is effective for up to six hours. We’d suggest using when you’re wearing shoes, socks, and long pants. Just be sure to do an all-over body check ASAP to make sure you haven’t picked up any errant ticks on exposed skin.See ItBullFrog Mosquito Coast Sunblock with Insect Repellent — $9We’re always a fan of products that do double-duty. Protect your hide from bugs and the sun’s damaging rays with BullFrog’s aptly named Mosquito Coast Sunblock. It’s DEET-free and should repel mosquitoes for up to eight hours, although the company suggests reapplying every two hours or after swimming to continue sun protection.See ItExOfficio BugsAway Woven Bandana — $12We like a lot of ExOfficio’s travel-oriented clothing, and their BugsAway apparel collection provides a stylish solution to ward off the little bloodsuckers. As its website says, “The built-in insect repellent permethrin provides a carefree outdoor experience, letting you focus on your adventure, not the bugs.” Grab one of these bandannas to wear on your head, around your neck, or give Fido a little fashion flair.See ItL.L. Bean Sea to Summit Bugwear Jacket and Mitts — $40When all else fails, just go old school. This hoodie is a mosquito net that you wear … and not too different from some of the things we saw going down runways during men’s fashion week in Paris.See ItThermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller — $25Go high tech in taking back your camping area from bugs. This Thermacell repeller looks like an Alexa for your backyard. The device provides a 15-by-15-foot zone of safety by using butane to heat up a “mat” of natural insect repellent.See ItNoBugs Blanket — $25A kinder, gentler approach that may be perfect to take to those summer outdoor concerts. The NoBu.gs Blanket uses permethrin to provide a protective barrier between you and bugs.See ItIvyX Poison Oak and Ivy Pre Contact — $9According to the manufacturer of this product, it takes less than the equivalent of a grain of salt of urushiol—the “active ingredient” in poison ivy—to cause a reaction in most humans. Smooth on this gel to tighten skin’s pores and provide a barrier against those nasty florae before heading into questionable territory.See ItTecnu Oak-N-Ivy Cleanser — $8So you’re walking back up the bank from the river in your flip-flops when you look down and realize that yes, you are, in fact, walking through a big patch of poison ivy. Get directly to a shower and break out the Tecnu. This cleanser will break down the oily urushiol on your skin and rinse it away. Use it on those flip-flops and anything else that may have touched that demon weed, too.See ItIvyX Cleansing Towelettes — $58Great for camping. Great to keep in the car. These little wonders are an excellent first defense after a poison ivy encounter. The moment you’re in the clear, grab a couple of these and wipe down.See ItIf you’re looking to not only protect yourself against mosquitoes but actually get rid of them entirely, check out our guide to how to avoid them in the first place.Article originally published June 5, 2017. Last updated June 26, 2018. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Crystal’s 2021 Grand Journeys Offer Extended Vacations & Expanded Value

first_imgTravelers can save when they combine select luxury voyages MIAMI, February 1, 2019 – Luxury travelers can maximize their global luxury adventures while also enjoying additional savings as Crystal Cruises unveils its 2021 roster of “Grand Journeys” aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The curated sailings range from 14 to 75 days, combining select existing voyages and offering guests 5% off the cruise fare when they book the extended Grand Journeys. Overnighting in several worldwide destinations and rarely repeating ports, the extended voyages are an ideal option for travelers seeking to expand their explorations with the convenience of booking only once. The Grand Journeys collection makes it easier for guests who choose to combine sailings in order to indulge in longer vacations and explore regions and destinations in more depth, while also adding significant value to the extended voyage. Many of the Grand Journeys span multiple regions over the course of one luxury vacation, while others offer intensive exploration of one region. Guests can spend 75 immersive days traveling throughout Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong, or 37 days on a comprehensive journey through the Baltic and Northern Europe. More diverse Grand Journeys combine South Africa, the Mediterranean, Turkey and Greece; New England and French Canada, the Caribbean and Brazil; and Iceland, the British Isles, Northern Europe and New England. Throughout the voyages, guests will enjoy the elegant atmosphere, amenities and personalized service that underscore the famed Crystal Experience. Both Crystal ships have recently re-debuted with dramatic makeovers that include more butler-serviced penthouse accommodations than ever, new dining venues and concepts, and streamlined and interactive technology to enhance guests’ journeys. Crystal’s 2021 Grand Journeys are now open for booking.  About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, and Crystal Yacht & Expedition Cruises – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visitwww.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

Sheraton Unveils New Logo Marking Transformation Milestone

first_imgBethesda, MD – March 11, 2019 – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s most global brand continues its transformation journey with a nod to its timeless pioneering legacy, as it unveils a new logo that pays homage to its past and depicts its vision for the future. The new design reflects the brand’s holistic vision for the future, making Sheraton the central gathering place of communities around the world, welcoming guests and locals into a public space that embodies the modern town square vibe. “The logo’s evolution reflects the renewed energy and firm commitment we are making to our owners and guests to the resurgence of this iconic brand.  More than a logo, this is a symbolic statement of Sheraton’s vision for our new guest experience,” said Mara Hannula, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Classic Premium Brands. “This was the final piece of the redesign puzzle. This new logo offers a modernized look and feel to match the reimagined space while maintaining the powerful equity and recognition of the original logo.” The new Sheraton experience will be available to guests later this year in Phoenix. The transformed 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel which the company purchased in 2018 will bring to life the first of Sheraton’s full on-strategy hotel along with other exciting innovations.  The hotel will serve as a living and breathing lab, showcasing design and activations, using new technology and insights that bring a unique community vibe to the space. “There has been so much enthusiasm for the new direction of the brand and owners are excited about the change,” said Indy Adenaw, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. “From Phoenix to Toronto, Tel Aviv to Fiji more than 30% of our portfolio worldwide is under some sort of renovation. Whether it is a full or partial transformation, I am sure our guests will be pleased with what they see.” The first Western brand in China and the first U.S. brand to do business in Eastern Europe and Russia, Sheraton’s signature crest is one of the most recognized marks in the world. Serving as a reminder of the brand’s long-standing history, at the center of the new logo, the iconic Sheraton “S” remains. The new logo has been redesigned to signal an eye to the future while also hearkening back to Sheraton’s history. The new logo reimagines the signature laurel as movement from the world and the energy of gathering, which point to the modernized Sheraton “S” redrawn at the center.  Guests will start to see the new logo on collateral and websites starting in April. In celebration of this moment for the brand, Sheraton associates across the world are kicking off on March 13 internal rallies to commemorate this milestone and the new Sheraton service and culture strategy, recommitting themselves to the brand and to reestablishing its place at the heart of the global community.  About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel at nearly 450 hotels in over 70 countries and territories around the world. Sheraton continues to enhance the brand through innovative guest experience, differentiating design, multi-channel marketing and a sharp focus on service. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton on Facebook, and @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram. Sheraton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com. About Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM , replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more