Arsenal manager Emery: Ramsey must stay focusedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery insists Aaron Ramsey must stay focused amid speculation some of Europe’s biggest clubs are fighting for his signature.The Welsh midfielder can negotiate with interested teams from overseas from January 1.PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus are among the interested suitors. But Emery wants the 29-year-old to concentrate on the Gunners.”The most important thing for every player is for the focus to be here,” said the Arsenal head coach.”It is not easy for Aaron but I have spoken with him and we need his performances for us.”He played yesterday with a good spirit. We did not win but he is working hard and I am happy.”I also need this focus for Liverpool on Saturday and then for Fulham [on New Year’s Day]. His focus should be to help us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Juventus chief Paratici admits talks planned with Man Utd target Mandzukicby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admits talks are planned with Mario Mandzukic over his future.The Croatian forward is being tipped to join Manchester United this summer, with the Red Devils said to be confident of landing him in a £9million January deal to bolster their attack. “With Mandzukic, we chose a quiet time for him to leave but a move to Qatar [in the summer] did not materialise so he stayed with us,” Paratici said.”Now we will talk to him and see what happens in January.”In a separate interview with Sky Sport Italia, Paratici said: “We are evaluating, he is also evaluating. We need maximum calm, he is a great player.”It has been an added value in recent years, we must thank him. If he considers it appropriate to leave, we will satisfy him, otherwise he will consider other solutions.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel revealed midfielder Marco Verratti had suffered another injury setback in a blow to the Ligue 1 champions.The Italy international, 26, returned to training on Monday after being sidelined with a sprained ankle sustained last month.AdChoices广告That was a boost to PSG, who are set to be without Neymar until April, ahead of their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United beginning next week. 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? But after Verratti missed his side’s extra-time win over Villefranche in the Coupe de France on Wednesday, Tuchel revealed the midfielder had suffered a fresh injury.”Marco Verratti could not finish training yesterday [Tuesday]. He had problems,” he said.”I have to wait until tomorrow [Thursday] to decide if he can play against Bordeaux.”His new problem is something else, but I do not know too much.”PSG host Bordeaux on Saturday before making the trip to Old Trafford for the first leg of their tie with United three days later.
Iowa has released its hype video ahead of its battle with Nebraska.The Hawkeyes are set to do battle with Nebraska on Friday afternoon and they have released their hype video ahead of the Big Ten matchup.”To beat the man in front of you… that is what this game is about” #SwarmKinnick https://t.co/iksGaq1al6— Hawkeye FB Video (@hawkeyeFBvideo) November 25, 2016The hype video features highlights from throughout the seasons including the Hawkeyes’ upset win over Michigan just a few weeks ago.This game has huge implications on where these two teams will be heading for bowl game. A win for Iowa means a second place finish in the Big Ten West while a win for Nebraska and a Wisconsin loss to Minnesota puts the Cornhuskers into the Big Ten title game.Iowa and Nebraska kick off at 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC.
Liverpool have received approaches from Germany and Spain, as well as from the Premier League, for midfielder Marko Grujic.The Serbian international impressed during a season on loan with Hertha Berlin, and Goal understands the Bundesliga outfit are keen to extend that for a second campaign.Grujic would welcome the chance to remain in the German capital, but Hertha will face competition from both Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen, who have expressed an interest in signing the 23-year-old. 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? Frankfurt would welcome a permanent deal for Grujic, and have the funds to secure it having recently sold striker Luka Jovic to Real Madrid.Liverpool believe they will be able to command a fee in excess of £25 million ($32m) for a player who made 23 appearances for Hertha this term.An unnamed Premier League club have also enquired about the possibility of signing Grujic, who has played 14 times for Liverpool’s first team, while Atletico Madrid could make a move if, as expected, Rodri leaves for either Manchester City or Bayern Munich. The Reds will allow Ben Woodburn to leave on loan, with Championship side Wigan Athletic among those interested. Hull City had been favourites to sign the Wales international, but the departure of manager Nigel Adkins has changed the landscape in that regard.Both Herbie Kane and Ovie Ejaria are expected to join Woodburn in the Championship next season, with Brentford and Millwall having enquired about Kane, who spent a productive campaign with Doncaster Rovers in League One. Hibernian are also in the race.Ejaria, meanwhile, is likely to return to Reading, where he spent the second half of last season. The 21-year-old is also interesting Blackburn Rovers.Liverpool will allow two other youngsters, Taiwo Awoniyi and Anderson Arroyo, to train with Jurgen Klopp’s first-team at Melwood during pre-season. Nigerian striker Awoniyi scored 10 goals at Belgian side Mouscron during the second half of the campaign, following a difficult spell at Gent. He has attracted interest from a host of clubs, notably Schalke.Colombian full-back Arroyo also joined Gent last summer, but failed to make a single senior appearance. The 19-year-old has been at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland recently, helping his country to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten by Ukraine.Finally, goalkeeper Kamil Grabara is set to depart on loan once he is finished with Poland at the European U21 Championships in Italy. The 20-year-old finished the season with Danish side Aarhus, and has interest from Belgium and Germany, among others.
Celtic will begin the 2019-20 season in high spirits, having won the last nine domestic trophies on offer in Scotland.The target of Neil Lennon’s side this time around, however, is to equal history by winning a ninth-straight Scottish Premiership title, taking them to the brink of the elusive 10-in-a-row.The Parkhead side will have to prepare hard because across the city Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are mustering their forces to prevent another sweep of silverware from the East End, but there is little doubt that the Hoops go into the coming campaign very much the side in the ascendancy once more. 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? Here is your complete guide to Celtic’s 2019-20 pre-season and Scottish Premiership fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about their summer preparations.Celtic pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jun 26 SK Pinkafeld 5:30pm / 12:30pm Sportplatz, Pinkafeld, Austria Jun 29 Wiener SC 5pm / 12pm Sportclub – Platz, Vienna, Austria Jul 2 St Gallen 6:30pm / 1:30pm Stadion Kybunpark, St Gallen, Switzerland Jul 9 Sarajevo* 7:45pm / 2:45pm Asim Ferhatovic Has Stadium, Sarajevo Jul 13 Rennes 3pm / 10am Celtic Park, Glasgow Jul 17 Sarajevo* 7:45pm / 2:45pm Celtic Park, Glasgow *Champions League qualifierCeltic confirmed in April that they would be heading back to central Europe for their latest pre-season camp.They will jet out to Austria for a training retreat in late June and will play fixtures against SC Pinkafeld and Wiener SC before tackling Swiss side St Gallen on July 2.Sandwiched between two Champions League first-leg qualification games against Sarajevo, they have a home friendly with Coupe de France winners Rennes on July 13 to look forward to.Celtic 2019-20 transfer activity The chief area that Celtic are set to strengthen in the summer is the defence, and it is believed that they are looking to England for reinforcements. Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Ipswich right-back Dylan Crowe are two of the players they have been linked with lately.Patrick Roberts, the Manchester City winger, who has previously been at the club on loan and has a particularly strong friendship with Kieran Tierney, has been linked with a switch back to Celtic, but it seems likelier that they will be beaten to him.The Hoops have also been linked with a potential move for a centre forward this summer, with Bournemouth’s Lys Mousset and Rekeem Harper of WBA targets.Celtic are set to lose three players at the end of their loan deals, the most notable of which was Leicester centre-back Filip Benkovic. Meanwhile, right-back Jeremy Toljan will return to Borussia Dortmund and Ollie Burke will go back to West Brom.Dedryck Boyata, meanwhile, will make a Bosman move to Bundesliga outfit Hertha, while bit-part players Emilio Izaguirre and Scott Allan will leave at the end of their contracts. Allan already has a deal with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs.Transfer activity inN/ATransfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date CB Dedryck Boyata Hertha Berlin free Jul 1 CM Scott Allan Hibernian free Jul 1 DF Cristian Gamboa Released – Jul 1 DF Mikael Lustig Gent free Jul 1 DF Emilio Izaguirre Released – Jul 1 GK Dorus de Vries Retired – Jul 1 Celtic 2019-20 Scottish Premiership fixtures Celtic’s quest for a record-equalling ninth successive Scottish Premiership title will begin on Saturday, August 3 against St Johnstone.By that point, Celtic will hope to have won through two qualifying matches in the Champions League.Participation in Europe means that Celtic are excused from the group stages of the League Cup, which they will enter in the second round. Meanwhile, like all Premiership sides, they will enter the Scottish Cup in the fourth round, which will take place in January.Click here to see Celtic’s fixture list for 2019-20.
BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)It is June, so hope should spring eternal for most big college football programs. Virginia Tech is holding its breath with the situation regarding quarterback Josh Jackson, however.Jackson, a preseason second team All-ACC player heading into the fall, is dealing with an “academic-related issue.” It reportedly has his status in question heading into the season.Virginia Tech should know Jackson’s status soon, though, so there is time to prepare for the worst case scenario. The quarterback’s father spoke to the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the timetable.“As of right now, Josh is still a member of the Virginia Tech football team,” Fred Jackson said Thursday by phone. “We’ll know more in two days. It’s too early to talk about this.”Jackson is not suspended by the team, and still has access to its facilities and activities. If he cannot play this fall, though, it leaves a huge hole in the starting lineup for a team that was set to challenge for the ACC Coastal division.Josh Jackson emerged as one of the ACC’s most promising quarterbacks as a redshirt freshman in 2017.Jackson completed 60.3-percent of his throws for 2,991 yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine interceptions last year. He also rushed for 324 yards and five touchdowns.If he cannot play, Kansas transfer Ryan Willis is likely in line to start. He played for the Jayhawks in 2015 and 2016, throwing for 2,530 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 17 picks.The Hokies also have redshirt freshman Herndon Hooker, who was set to be third string this year. Quincy Patterson II also joins the team this summer, but was probably set to redshirt before the Jackson news.Patterson was a four-star recruit over at 247Sports, and ranked No. 13 among dual threat quarterbacks in the class of 2018.
Another week of college football is in the books and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the weekend of action. He named his top five performances for teams and players after week three.Herbie couldn’t stick to just five team this week after a slew of upsets rocked the college football world.Here are the six teams that impressed Herbstreit the most:LSUBYUOhio StateOklahoma StateTroySyracuseHere’s the full list.My top PERFORMANCES of WEEK 3Teams 1-@LSUfootball 2-@BYUfootball 3-@OhioStateFB 4-@CowboyFB 5-@TroyTrojansFB 5-@CuseFootball Players 1-Dwayne Haskins Ohio State2-Alan Bowman Texas Tech3-Drew Lock Missouri 4-Jerry Jeudy Alabama5-Grant Delpit LSU— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 17, 2018BYU shocked the Wisconsin Badgers with a 24-21 win over the weekend after the Badgers sailed a field goal wide at the end of the game. Meanwhile, Troy put in a memorable performance against Nebraska – a year after taking down LSU.Meanwhile, at Herbstreit’s alma mater, quarterback Dwayne Haskins tossed the rock for 344 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 40-28 victory over TCU.Herbie’s No. 2 performer of the week was Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman who threw for over 600 yards and five touchdowns.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – NOVEMBER 05: A general view as the Florida State Seminoles take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 5, 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida. NC State defeated Florida State 20-15. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the fastest-rising recruits in the 2019 class has decided to open up his recruitment, he announced this morning.Renardo Green, a cornerback out of Apopka, Fla., announced on Twitter that he’s decided to de-commit from Florida State.The 5-foot-11 cornerback says he’s had a change of heart and has decided to re-open his recruitment.I put my trust & Faith into God ??and let him take the wheel?. Respect my decision‼️ pic.twitter.com/oZvii3HpyT— Renardo Malcom Green (@nado2times) September 25, 2018Several major programs have become interested in Green in recent weeks. Most notably, Ohio State is emerging as a potential destination.The Buckeyes will reportedly host Green for a visit later this season.I put my trust & Faith into God ??and let him take the wheel?. Respect my decision‼️ pic.twitter.com/oZvii3HpyT— Renardo Malcom Green (@nado2times) September 25, 2018Stay tuned.
Mayfield and his campers took part in the “horns down” gesture, which mocks the Texas Longhorns. The move is even more bold, given the fact that Mayfield held the camp in his native Austin.This isn’t the first time that Mayfield took shots at Texas, and realistically speaking, it’s probably not the last time either.Baker Mayfield and his campers practicing the Horns Down at his Lake Travis camp. Not kidding. I think he’s got it down.— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) June 14, 2019When I kidded Baker about doing the Horns Down at his Friday camp, he said, “Always. That’ll never change.”— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) June 14, 2019It’s pretty clear that Mayfield still partakes in the rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas. In 2018, Mayfield had more than a few words to share on Instagram before the game.Both programs are entering this upcoming season with high expectations, making the stakes high for this year’s Red River Showdown.If the Sooners get the best of the Longhorns yet again, then Mayfield might have something to say about it. DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 14: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners waves the Golden Hat Trophy after the 29-24 win over the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Baker Mayfield certainly has the talent to separate himself from other quarterbacks, but the real difference is how he handles himself off the field.Throughout his football career, Mayfield has shown that he isn’t afraid to voice his opinion. Earlier this week, a handful of veterans on the Browns spoke to him about his comments on Duke Johnson.While the charismatic quarterback has made a few enemies in recent years, there is no denying his strong bond with Oklahoma.Although Mayfield’s playing days with the Sooners are behind him, he showed his school pride at his camp on Friday with an interesting pose.
Ohio State jumped Alabama in the rankings and now own the No. 1 class in the Big Ten as well.With the commitment of Lathan Ransom, Ohio State jumps LSU and Alabama and now has the No. 2 recruiting class in the country pic.twitter.com/TY8vJZKJr4— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) July 16, 2019The Buckeyes entered the summer with the No. 3 recruiting class in the Big Ten and were outside the top-15 in overall rankings.In the past two months, Ryan Day and company have landed five players who have at least four stars – including the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the country.It’s been a meteoric rise for the Buckeyes over the past two months. Without Urban Meyer, some questioned if the Buckeyes could recruit with the big dogs.Ryan Day has answered those questions and then some. He has the Buckeyes in position to remain as the top team in the Big Ten for years to come.Stay tuned for the latest recruiting news. ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Interim head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during The AdvoCare Showdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)On Tuesday afternoon, the No. 4 safety recruit in the 2020 recruiting class announced his commitment.Lathan Ransom, a four-star safety out of Tuscon, Arizona, took to Twitter to announce his commitment to Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes.With the commitment, Ohio State jumped up in the recruiting rankings.The Buckeyes now sit just behind Clemson – which was on pace to bring home the greatest recruiting class in history.
I f****ing love Test cricket, don’t care if get fined: Ben StokesAshes 3rd Test, England vs Australia: Ben Stokes and Jack Leach forged a 76-run unbeaten partnership for the last wicket as England kept the Ashes series alive after a thrilling win in Leeds.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk LeedsAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 13:09 IST Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 135 as England defeated Australia by 1 wicket. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes smashes a hundred as England kept the Ashes series aliveEngland defeated Australia by a wicket as Stokes remained unbeaten on 135Stokes and Jack Leach stitched a 76-run stand for the last wicketIt was Ben Stokes and his match-winning hundred on Sunday that kept the Ashes series alive for England. In one of the most thrilling finishes imaginable, England won the series deciding Ashes Test against Australia as Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 135 to take his side home.Stokes’ phenomenal knock helped England chase down 359 runs on Day 4 of the third Test to make it their highest successful chase in Test history and the second highest in Ashes cricket.England were bowled out for 67 in their first innings but bounced back really well thanks to Stokes’s all-round effort. After guiding his side to the unbelievable victory Ben Stokes took to Twitter to declare that he loved Test cricket.I fucking(don’t care if I get fined) love Test Match Cricket and I love englandcricket #ashes @jackleach1991 is a legend https://t.co/sJAep39o22Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) August 25, 2019The all-rounder also wrote in his Tweet that spinner Jack Leach was a legend. Leach and Stokes were part of a 76-run unbroken partnership for the final wicket with the former scoring just 1 run from 17 balls.Stokes said the win was yet to sink in for him and it seemed like he was pleasantly surprised with what he had just pulled off after the match got over.advertisement”I never gave up. When Jack Leach came in it was pretty clear what I had to do. I told him five and one, I’d take five balls and give him one.”Leachy is our super-nightwatchman so I backed him knowing what we had to do. I couldn’t watch at the end. I couldn’t watch the balls going down.”I just twanged my glute, was all right, just heavy legged. Adrenaline keeps you going, never until it’s over, that’s what I kept on thinking. The challenges you face at the highest level, there’s nothing better than being there at the end.”Today has been incredible, still hasn’t quite sunk in yet. If it was going to take all day to get the runs, I was prepared to do that. When Leachy came in, I knew we had to go. They might be the most crucial balls he faces in his career, and for him to stand there and do that was amazing,” Stokes said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.Also Read | Ben Stokes is a freak: Joe Root after England stun Australia in 3rd Test at HeadingleyAlso Read | I never gave up: Ben Stokes on heroic 135 not out vs Australia in 3rd Ashes TestAlso 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 Ben StokesFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia
India Today Web Desk DohaOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 2, 2019 01:02 IST Avinash Sable (in blue) clocked 8 minute 25.23 seconds to finish 20th overall out of 44 athletes (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAvinash Sable had finished 7th in the first round heat number 3 and 20th overall out of 44 athletesSable fell twice during the race for no fault of his own as the Ethopian athlete running in front of him tripped and fellSable clocked 8 minute 25.23 seconds and broke his own national record in SteeplechaseAvinash Sable has managed to make the cut in the finals of the men’s 3000m Steeplechase at the IAAF World Athletics Championships after India lodged a protest against the two incidents which took place during the race, the Athletics Federation of India tweeted.Sable fell twice during the race for no fault of his own as the Ethopian athlete running in front of him tripped and fell.Sable broke his own national record and finished 7th in the third heat but his chances of finishing higher were dented as he was involved in two incidents, both triggered by reigning junior world champion Takele Nigate of Ethiopia. The 24-year-old Indian clocked 8 minute 25.23 seconds to finish 20th overall out of 44 athletes who completed the race.In the first, Sable had to jump over another competitor as four-five athletes at the rear fell over each other. Midway during the race, Nigate bumped into an obstacle just in front of Sable. The Indian had to virtually climb up the obstacle as he was blocked by the Ethiopian, thereby losing crucial time.Sable then made an impressive recovery towards the end but it was not enough for a place in the final on a track where he had won a silver in April in the Asian Championships with a time of 8:30.19.Avinash included in finals after India’s successful appeal@kaypeem @StanByMe28 @rahuldpawar @BhutaniRahulAthletics Federation of India (@afiindia) October 1, 2019The Athletics Federation of India later filed an appeal, saying that Sable was blocked twice during the race, and he got a favourable decision.advertisement”We filed an appeal and we have got a favourable decision. So, Avinash will be in the final, he has been included among the finalists,” AFI Planning Commission Chairman Lalit Bhanot told PTI.The world governing body IAAF confirmed Avinash’s qualification for the final by including him among the finalists in the official results.There was no change in sable’s position but he has been added as the 16th competitor for the final race to be run on Friday. The top three in each of the three heats and the next six fastest qualify for the final race.This was the incident which broke Avinash Sable’s race momentum & as a results of Indian team protest now Avinash has been added in to the Start list of Men’s 3000m steeplechase final of #WorldAthleticChamps at Doha. First ever Indian Male athlete to run in Individual Track final pic.twitter.com/fBI1G2rUu8Rahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) October 1, 2019India’s successful appeal now means that Sable has become the first athlete from the country to qualify for the Steeplechase final.His earlier national record was 8:28.94 in March this year during the Federation Cup. He thus ran more than three seconds better than his earlier national record.Sable is the first male steeplechaser from India to qualify for the World Championships since Deena Ram (1991).Also Read | IAAF World Athletics Championships: India’s Avinash Sable finishes 7th in Steeplechase heatsAlso Read | IAAF World Championships: In Semenya’s absence, Nakaayi wins 800mAlso Read | IAAF World Championships: Annu Rani 1st Indian to reach finals of women’s javelin throwFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Avinash SableFollow IAAF World Championships IAAF World Championships: Avinash Sable included in Steeplechase final after India’s successful appealAvinash Sable had finished 7th in first round heat number 3 of the men’s 3000m Steeplechase but was involved in 2 incidents during the race which hampered his chances of qualifying for the finals.advertisement Next
Need your support: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly responds to Harbhajan Singh’s congratulatory messageAfter Harbhajan Singh congratulated Sourav Ganguly on his elevation as BCCI president, the former India captain thanked the off-spinner and said he needs his support to take Indian cricket forward.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 16:10 IST New BCCI president Sourav Ganguly thanked Harbhajan Singh for his congratulatory tweet (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan Singh congratulated new BCCI president Sourav GangulyGanguly’s nomination has been validated by the BCCI electoral officerThe likes of Tendulkar, Sehwag and Laxman have wished Ganguly the best for his new role in cricket administrationSourav Ganguly is all set to become only the 2nd India cricketer after Maharaja of Vizianagaram to don the role of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and it seems his former teammates are excited about the new chapter in Indian cricket.After a dramatic weekend in which top officials and government representatives met in Mumbai, Sourav Ganguly emerged as the frontrunner for the BCCI president role, piping former India and Karnataka batsman Brijesh Patel. Ganguly filed his nomination for the top job in the Indian cricket body on Monday in Mumbai and is all set to be elected unopposed.Ganguly’s nomination was also validated by BCCI electoral officer N Gopalasawmi and he will be announced as the next president after the BCCI AGM on October 23.Taking to social media to congratulate his former skipper, Harbhajan Singh wished Sourav Ganguly the best in his new role as BCCI president.”You are a leader who empower others to be a leader congratulations @SGanguly99 for becoming @BCCI president..I wish you all the best going forward..(sic), Harbhajan Singh wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.Replying to Harbhajan’s Tweet, Sourav Ganguly said he needs the World Cup-winning off-spinners support.”Thank u bhajju …need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches ..”Thank u bhajju …need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 16, 2019Harbhajan and Ganguly shared a great rapport during their heydays as India cricket team stars. While Harbhajan made his debut as early as 1998, the off-spinner rose to prominence under Ganguly’s captaincy in the 2000s.advertisementMeanwhile, Ganguly’s former teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman also took to social media to congratulate the Kolkata hero on his elevation as BCCI president.”Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have. Best wishes to the new team that will take charge,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Along with Sourav Ganguly, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah was chosen unanimously as the BCCI secretary.Arun Singh Dhumal, brother of former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, has filed his nomination for the treasurer’s position and Kerala Cricket Association president Jayesh George has filed nomination for the joint secretary’s post in the apex body of Indian cricket.Brijesh Patel is now set to become the chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL).Also Read | Met Amit Shah for first time, there was no political development: Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Would like Virat Kohli to focus on winning big tournaments: Sourav GangulyAlso 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 Sourav GangulyFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow BCCIFollow BCCI PresidentFollow India national cricket teamFollow Sachin Tendulkar Next
What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types How did New York-based bicycle company Brooklyn Cruiser manage to snag collaboration with one of the city’s most esteemed art institutions, the Modern Museum of Art? All they had to do was make their bikes look good. One of the museum directors spotted a Brooklyn Cruiser roll by on the street, and he was instantly impressed at its design, which has the retro look of a vintage bike combined with all the modern functions of a contemporary bike. He then asked one of the buyers at the MoMA Store to look into it. “We were 100 percent onboard,” says Brooklyn Cruiser president Ryan Zagata. A partnership was born.Zagata decided to base the MoMA collaboration on the company’s Willow 3 model, a classic step-through bike, adding a red frame. “The parallel lines of the down tubes tend to catch the eye,” explains Zagata. “When paired with the cream colored tires and contrasting red frame, it presents what we feel is a classically unique and stunning look.”Don’t be fooled by the old school notion that step-through bikes are reserved for the ladies. “This myth that the step through frame is a woman’s model is a bit of a dying urban legend,” says Zagata. This model is unisex, and men just happen to represent the bulk of the consumers who have purchased this bike. Plus, there are many advantages for both sexes. “They are very quick to mount and dismount so they are suitable in urban environments presenting many stops and they are often seen as safer as you can easily step through the frame if you become unbalanced without the risk of becoming tangled in the frame,” says Zagata.Brooklyn Cruiser’s bikes are made for the urban cyclist, so peddle down the street wearing a suit and nice shoes. This bike won’t wreck your stylish look. In fact, it will add an extra je ne sais quoi to it.Brooklyn Cruiser Bicycle, $580 at momastore.org. Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City Editors’ Recommendations Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club
For 162 years and counting, the perennial denim brand Levi’s has consistently given its devoted followers reason to keep donning its iconic clothing. From the company’s original 501 jean to its classic Sawtooth and Barstow Western Shirts, the brand has always captured fresh, American-built style and quality. To no surprise, the brand recently released yet another stunning collection which celebrates many of Levi’s icons, including its premium Red Tab collection.The new line, dubbed the Spring 2015 Made in the USA Collection, blends Levi’s historical style with a modern take on its vintage collections. Take its premium update of the 501 jean, for instance. Though it’s touted a similar styling and cut since its introduction, the Made in the USA Collection celebrates its longevity by giving it a straightforward and simple revision. Levi’s produces its selvedge denim on vintage looms, and continues to feature its signature red stitch — a unique accent native to each pair of Levi’s jeans.Though what good would a new collection be if it didn’t look as good as it was constructed?Knowing this, Levi’s intently crafted its Made in the USA Collection to feature much more than just hardy quality and the brand’s iconic Two Horses logo. Each piece in the collection exemplifies superior style and modern fashion, effectively achieving Levi’s goal of true, American cool. You don’t have to adore denim to appreciate Levi’s Spring Collection, it’s a look the company makes work no matter your personal style.No company has ever done denim quite like Levi’s, and its Made in the USA Collection proves it’s still at the top of its craft. It’s refreshing to see a brand as big as Levi’s remaining committed to producing quality, American-built clothing to continue to please its loyal (and large) fanbase. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Dickies 1922 Collection Offers Some of the Best Menswear Made in America Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men
Today we speak to creative and influencer, Harry Bee.I’m from Queens, New York originally, but currently live in Downtown Manhattan. I started out studying graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, and got my first job in advertising at Ogilvy and Mather where I worked on brands like IBM, Sprite, Kodak, and AmEx. After a few years there, I joined Berlin Cameron as Creative Director to work on influencer and celebrity-driven campaigns for Vitamin Water, Coca-cola, Lincoln, Ford, Belvedere, Boost Mobile, Heineken and Heineken Light, with everyone from 50 Cent to Vincent Gallo to Terry Richardson to Lebron James. In 2010 I saw an opportunity in the digital space, and founded The 88, a digital agency initially focused on launching brands, in a bare-bones office in SoHo (named after our street address). We launched our first client, Kanon Organic Vodka (a Swedish brand), exclusively online, collaborating with bloggers and amplifying with events. At that time this wasn’t really being done, which set the stage for us to do innovative digital and social media-driven campaigns for clients. Over the past six years, The 88 has grown from a three person experiment to a 50 person agency, servicing the needs of clients like adidas Originals, Bloomingdale’s, Coca-cola, Men’s Wearhouse, ZICO Coconut Water, SUNO, CFDA, amfAR, Roc Nation, and Bacardi. We create well-crafted, strategically-driven content for brands’ social channels, and then drive conversation through campaigns that leverage offline and influencer-driven content. We’re agile, smart and visually-driven – everything we do has to look beautiful. We have a cultural contemporary lens that guide all our work. Throughout my career, I’ve focused a lot on building relationships with people, and incorporating them into my client work. At The 88, we’ve collaborated with a wide variety of influential people – The Man Repeller, Jessica Alba, Pharrell, Alexander Wang, Facehunter, 13th Witness, Mark the Cobrasnake, The Glamourai, ASAP Rocky, Jeremy Scott, We Wore What, Aimee Song, Casey Neistat, Daniel Arsham, Phillip Lim, ASAP Ferg, and Casey Neistat. When I’m in NYC I’m hanging out with my two month old son Lorenzo, meditating, snap chatting and taking photos. I have the luxury of traveling a lot for work and exploring so check Instagram and Snapchat out to see what I’m up to. (My handles on both Instagram and Snapchat are @harrybeeenyc). Jeans: Black Acne jeans Shirts: For button downs, Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen button downs. For my comfy boy style, Quality Peoples t-shirts from Hawaii. Pants: Black Acne pants Suits: Joseph Abboud custom suit Shoes: Adidas by Raf Simons and Blue Stan Smith Adidas Accessories: Apple Watch with a leather band I got from Etsy Outerwear: Fingers Crossed bomber is my every day, but for the cold a grey Canadian Goose Favorite Cologne: Doesn’t exist Your favorite App: Foursquare is what I use to find coffee and food when I travel, and Snapchat is what I use to broadcast my every move. Favorite piece of technology: My Leica MP is always with me. Obsessed with the new Sonos Play1 speakers – they have pretty epic bass for the size. Next tech purchase: I’m considering the iPad Pro / iPencil. Photograph courtesy of Venus Tong. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Gamay Noir Wine Is a Cult Classic That’s Here to Stay
What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types Editors’ Recommendations If you’re looking for one do-it-all street bike with bark, bite and big power, the answer is coming form an unexpected (for me) place: Harley-Davidson and their new Low Rider S. While H-D is best known for high-profile and often low-and-sorta-slow cruisers, the LR-S is a bit of a revelation: a blacked-out, lower-profile powercruiser that can still get it on when the road begins to get curvy.Some backstory: Last fall, the Harley-Davidson crew came to Portland for their big press ride and it was great fun to show them some of my favorite secret backroads.Myself and the gaggle of journos along for the ride swapped bikes at the many stops, but I was keen on the Dyna Low Rider, which had just gotten some nice upgrades, and by the end of the ride, I was smitten. It was everything a… maturing performance rider could want in a “cruiser”: stonking motor, triple disc brakes, decent cornering clearance, low bars, standard pegs, lots-o-torque, 6-speed box, and so on. It was fast. Comfortable. Great looking and somewhat affordable. Even with the stock 2-1 pipe on it, it still sounded tough as you rolled on the throttle. Pretty much perfect. What could be better?Well, of course something can always be better, and recently, the kind folks at the Bar and Shield generously invited me to take a two-day spin on their “new” Low Rider, the sinister and simplified Low Rider S.The Low Rider S hops up the performance quotient over the regular Low Rider – as well as upping the price. A basic Low rider will set you back just over 14 large, while the S version tacks on about another two grand. So what do you get for the extra dosh? More motor for one, as the power plant jumps from 103 cubic inches to the big 110ci Screaming Eagle unit. This upgrade alone is pretty much worth all the extra dough-re-me. More on that in a bit.Also on the upgrade list: suspension. The front forks click up to a beefy 49mm cartridge-types, which look normal but provide more firmness for sport riding antics. However, there is no adjustability, pity that. Out back, the rear shocks are fancy gas-emulsion units with preload adjustment. On the road, the ride is noticeably more taut than the plain Low Rider, but on the freeway, it’s still inside the comfort envelope.What else? A cruise control appears on the left control pod and man, every bike should come with one. So nice and works great. A small cowling rises just over the headlight, and the exhaust plumbing terminates in black 2-2 staggered right-side pipes that, in my opinion both look and sound just right.Glossy black is the default paint scheme, except for the cast wheels, which harken back to the bike the Low Rider S pays homage to: the original XLCR Cafe Racer from the 1970s. But rather than the sleek, angular bodywork of that now infamous experiment, the LR-S sports a chopped rear fender and Low Rider split-style tank with center-mounted instruments that include a speedo, tach and inset LCD screen that shows range, odo, two trip meters, gear and the time. The gas gauge is in the fakey left “gas cap” per Harley’s usual arrangement. Despite the LCD, fuel injection, ABS, throttle-by-wire and other tech, the Low Rider S has a very analog feel to it, which suits me just fine.Walk up to the LR-S, throw a leg over the seat and hit the starter button. Oh, did I forget to put the key in? Nope, there’s no key to fumble with here, just a fob in your pocket that knows when it’s near the bike and allows the starter to spin. Lose or forget it and there’s a backup button-dance “PIN” sequence to bring the fire.The fuel-injected 110 spins to life, a moderate bop-bop-bop emanating from the twin cans. At this point, car alarms and the faint of heart have nothing to fear from the stock setup. Thankfully, Harley didn’t succumb to temptation and give the LR-S some gigantic 300-series rear tire. Instead, it’s a meaty but handling-friendly 190 unit with plenty of grip. Give the cable-actuated clutch a solid pull, click the slicker-than-expected tranny into first and you’re underway. The fun is just getting started.Riding the “plain” Low Rider last fall, I was impressed with the 103ci engine’s output and manners. Great cruising engine, and when you open the throttle, satisfying forward motion as you ride that famous wave of Harley torque. No complaints, but not exactly a rocketship either.But it’s here, with the 110-inch motor, that the extra coin suddenly makes sense. Rolling onto a nearly deserted freeway early on a Saturday morning and heading for the Angel’s Crest Highway, I roll in some throttle and as the tach crests 3,000 rpm in second, the Low Rider S absolutely launches forward with a ferocity I was not expecting in any way, shape or form. I’m not sure what they did back at the factory (but I have some idea), but this motor has an ideal combination of horsepower, torque and smoothness. Money well spent! Click up through third, fourth and fifth with repeated big throttle inputs and 90mph – which most everyone seems to be going – arrives in seconds. Hold the fuck on.Even in the super-tall overdrive sixth, there’s enough grunt to quickly pass those slowpokes going 80 like they’re going 40. Best of all, above idle, the engine vibes are subtle, not intrusive. But I’m looking for excuses to drop to 5th and gun it as often as possible, vibration be damned. But really, it’s never an issue as the Dyna rubber mount system takes the hits so I can focus on the quickly upcoming traffic ahead as the power builds all the way to 5,000rpm while a vicious snarl more fit for an Italian or Japanese bike pours from the pipes. Insane. Up front, dual-disc brakes with plenty of whoa respond to moderate pressure from the lever as the bike dives into corners. The experience isn’t exactly like riding a cutting-edge replica racer, but the binders do transmit good feel through the lever and a solid pull brings things to a halt right quick. The rear disc works as expected without being grabby or underpowered.After rallying through the curves to the famous Newcombs hideaway for some breakfast along Angels Crest Highway, I take a break and soak up the scenery of bikes, sports cars (Ford GT40!) and vintage rides camped out in the parking lot. On the way to to the seminal stop, the Low Rider S has been a blast. With the big twin hovering between 3,000 and 5,000rpm, I strafed corner after corner, pushing the bike as far as I dared, which is less than I normally would since… it’s not my bike. But even at a 8/10s pace, the LR-S acquits itself well, and beyond expectations.The only real nit is the lack of clearance on the right (pipe side) as I repeatedly grind the long peg feeler into the pavement. Tight lefties seem to have a few more degrees of clearance and while I do touch down the peg on that side as well, it’s awfully close to the limit of what I would ever need the LR-S to achieve in go-fast-and-turn mode. Was I giving the Gixxers, Ducs and S1000RRs fits in the corners? Well, no, but I was properly entertained – more than I ever expected to be – by the LR-S’s planted manners, lack of drama and near-neutral steering. A bit more preload out back (or fewer fajitas) would likely make the steering dead nuts neutral.After descending out of the mountains dissected by the famous Highway 2, I make my way east toward Highway 10, key the cruise control and try to settle in, but it’s here that a key difference between the regular Low Rider and the S reveals itself: the seat.The plain Low Rider features a great seat that even has a little extra pad for those short on inseam, I problem I will never have. But the LR-S seat is short, thin and has a bump right in the back that quickly begins burning a hot spot on your buns as the miles tick by. For a shorter (and lighter) rider, the stock seat may likely be fine, but I’m neither short nor light, and this is the seat I have, so I have to tough it out. Truly, a first world problem.Given the breadth of saddle choices out there, fixing the seat is as simple as making space on your Visa and using a couple of hand tools. I nominate the stock seat on the regular Low-Rider, as I rolled around it on all day with no complaints. The LR-S seat falls short of that but I simply added in a few stop-n-stretch points and made it just fine to Palm Desert, where a friend confirmed to me that he also found the stock seat less than comfy.Back out on the open road and hustling up out of Palm Desert on Highway 74, I etch more pavement with the right side peg on occasion, but otherwise, the LR-S fairly flicks into and out of the tight 20mph-posted turns and rolling on the gas rockets my by minivans, cars and other bikes with the kind of instant-on passing power that satisfies the soul.Rolling up Highway 1 into L.A. proper, the tiny bug screen atop the headlight actually punches a decent hole in the wind (especially at L.A. freeway speeds) without causing any helmet buffeting. Still, it would be nice if the bike had more of an XLCR-ish bikini fairing and the instruments were on the bar rather than on the tank. Aftermarket to the rescue? Sure hope so.Far too soon, my time on the Low Rider S is at an end and this sleeper of a bike is now tops on my power cruiser wish list.I’ll just have to get a different seat. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More 1. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 2. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 3. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 4. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 5. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 6. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 7. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 8. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 9. 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering
So, just how affordable you ask? In preparation for autumn and winter releases, House of Future has unveiled their new A/W 16 Foundry Campaign that serves as a representation of their new approach to footwear. The campaign features traditional color palettes, classic silhouettes, and clean aesthetics. A pair of leather low tops will run you $110 while a pair of suede low tops will cost you $90. Leather high tops are $130 and suede high tops are only $100. Compare those prices to some of the expensive, high-fashion sneakers and you could buy four pairs of House of Future sneakers for the price of one designer pair. For a true, minimalist sneaker that’s built to last, that’s a deal a fashionable guy wouldn’t pass up. Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 If you’re a fashionable guy, you know how difficult it can be to find a good pair of minimalist sneakers that won’t break the bank. But, you’re wallets are safe now thanks to a brand-new, footwear label based in the US that this industry so desperately needed. Founded just this year, House of Future has committed itself to creating well-crafted, aesthetically elevated footwear at an attainable price point, while continuing to explore the growing capabilities of new materials. With it’s minimalist style, implementation of new materials into the design process, and affordability, House of Future has proven itself as a thoughtful contributor to the evolution of the sneaker industry. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Instead of using traditional leathers and materials like their high-fashion competitors, House of Future opted for leather and suede microfibers that would improve functionality while still providing a clean, minimal aesthetic that’s built for any urban adventure. Microfiber is completely synthetic and uses no animal byproducts so it’s winner ethically. Finishes applied to the microfiber help to repel moisture, reduce chances of water staining, eliminate the need for leather polishes, and allow for easier maintenance and cleaning. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Creative Director Stuart Ahlum is striving for House of Future sneakers to be viewed as the centerpiece of their customers wardrobes. “We want to release products that will serve as the foundation for our customers’ wardrobes. We feel sneakers should be worn with a favorite pair of jeans, and just as easily stand next to contemporary designer clothing.” The idea of purpose and function is equally important to the brand. “We are making shoes that can withstand daily, everyday wear,” says Ahlum. “Our customers will want to feel comfortable reaching for their House of Future shoes without being overly concerned about whether or not they’ll get ruined.”
In keeping with his mission to provide customers with the best in fine, stylish footwear, designer Adam Derrick has unveiled a stunning new collection with To Boot New York, which boasts a bevy of fresh takes on classic silhouettes.“I really love doing fall collections,” began Derrick. “I love all the textures of fall—the sweaters, the wool, the layering—and try to incorporate those aesthetics into my designs.”“In this particular collection, we played with textures by mixing soft suedes with our signature polished leathers,” he continued. “This imbues our footwear with a certain versatility, which makes it easy to transition any pair from a casual to formal setting.”This combination of materials is best exemplified by the line’s rugged Pearson boot with black leather and black suede accents ($498), the elegant Theo dress boot with brown leather and navy suede ($498) and the Blake Cognac, a refined work boot with burnished cognac leather and flint suede ($450).The line also features dozens of other highly wearable designs, including several lace-up dress shoes ($325-$498), sophisticated slip ons ($325-$498) and playful sneakers ($295-$398).Each pair is constructed with high-quality natural materials (first choice select Italian hand-cut leather) and incorporates the latest in comfort technology, which makes the shoes weather-proof and extra supportive.“While the designs might appear delicate at first, they’re actually incredibly durable,” Derrick explained. “These are shoes that are built to withstand the elements and last for several seasons.”“I try to create a lifestyle collection for my customer, one that’ll take him from casual outings, to business meetings all the way to formal gatherings,” he concluded. “Here, he’s got options for every aspect of his life.”In addition to its gorgeous selection of boots and shoes, To Boot’s fall collection also features a line of stylish socks in a variety of patterns and solid colors. Each pair retails for $30.Check out the brand’s full fall/winter collection, here. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs