Aaron Ramsey ‘very happy’ with first Juventus goal: A beautiful momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey was delighted to score in victory at Hellas Verona yesterday.It marked the former Arsenal star’s first goal for the Bianconeri.He told TMW: “I am very happy to have scored my first goal and it was even more important to bring these three points home. “Differences between Serie A and Premier League? I think it will take a few games to figure it out. For now I am happy for today, it was a beautiful moment for me. “My favourite position on the pitch? The one in which I played today, as a number 8. A box to box midfielder.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: We’re looking for some kind of styleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores admits their performance was not good enough in their 2-0 defeat at Wolves.Matt Doherty’s opener was added to by Daryl Janmaat’s own goal after the break, which saw Wolves pick up three points and rise up the table. The Hornets head coach said: “We knew today would be a different match [to the defeat at Manchester City] and it would be tough. It’s not enough, it’s clear the performance should be better.“Now we are looking for some kind of style, some way we’re going to play, but at the moment we’re not playing in that way. We concede very easy goals and these destroy all the plans. We are playing [catch-up] behind the score so it’s difficult for the players right now.”Asked what it would take to turn the corner, Sanchez Flores responded: “Winning. We need to win. We need to train hard, we need to improve, we’re stronger on the training ground every single day but in the matches we still have problems, we have insecurities, we have situations we can’t solve, easy mistakes giving opportunities to the opponent.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini jumps to defence of coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini has lept to the defence of coach Marco Giampaolo after defeat to Fiorentina.The Rossonero were thumped 3-1 at home on Sunday.“We chose the Coach, we will defend him, it is right to give him some time. We knew there were some problems that we’d run into, although obviously we didn’t expect to lose four of the first six games, but also the quality of the football is unsatisfactory,” Maldini told Sky Sport Italia.“Right now, it might look like a tunnel with no light, but as our Coach said, the way out is with hard work. We knew that relying on a young squad, during the period when we are waiting for the Coach to really become a leadership figure, there could be a risk of the pressure getting to them.“Of course, it is the fault of the players, the club, the Coach, everyone. Last season, we finished one point off the Champions League places and they always supported us.“I think the fans were right this evening to protest. The responsibility is to be shared around, otherwise it becomes too much of a burden to bear.“We are only six rounds in, all is not lost. We know that in football, situations can turn rapidly. The worrying thing is that we saw such a downturn in performance from the Torino game on Thursday.“It’s strange, because we played very well during pre-season and showed good organisation. There started to be some traffic in the central area of the field, causing some tactical problems and difficulty in moving the ball around.”
Twitter/@aggiefblifeA year ago, former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel was a first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns after a stellar college career. Things haven’t gone very well for Johnny Football since, but Texas A&M’s @AggieFBLife Twitter account still used the Heisman winner in a tweet promoting the upcoming 2015 draft. Sign with Texas A&M: ✔️ Win a Heisman: ✔️ Get drafted in the 1st Round: ✔️ #WHOSNEXT pic.twitter.com/HfgOh2fxja— AggieFBLife (@aggiefblife) April 29, 2015As you can imagine, fans of Texas and other rival schools had a lot of fun with this ‘checklist,’ and trolled A&M and Manziel in response.Signs with A&M ✔ plays for 0 titles ✔ goes to 0 bcs bowls ✔ wins the chik-fil-a bowl ✔ https://t.co/RKR4zHfoZu— Chris Bennett (@chrisgb00) April 29, 2015@aggiefblife @chrisgb00 2nd string ✔️go to rehab✔️— Connor Nelson (@ConnorN22231016) April 29, 2015@aggiefblife Get Kicked Out of Manning Camp. Hang out at Rival School & party. Can’t wait to Leave A&M. #WHOSNEXT— joe villa (@mikeejoe) April 29, 2015 @aggiefblife @JManziel2 @CoachSumlin Really?No Championships, soft nonconf schedule, bttm SEC-W, arrests, rehab stints. #fireSumlin.— III & Company (@IIIandCompany) April 29, 2015So…that didn’t go quite as planned for Texas A&M. Reports that Cleveland may trade up to No. 2 to take Marcus Mariota haven’t helped matters in the Manziel Camp either.[Sporting News]
clemson fans orange bowl ticketsClemson, the No. 1 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff, hasn’t had the chance to play for a national title in a very long time. As such, we imagine that the gift you’ll see below is a popular one in Tigers fans’ homes Friday morning.The Piedmonts apparently came up with a clever way to give a member of the family her Christmas present. When she opened an orange bowl, it signified that she’d be attending next week’s Orange Bowl contest between Clemson and Oklahoma. Of course, tears flowed.The video was posted by Greg Piedmont on YouTube. Check it out:Will there be more tears of joy after a win? We’ll find out in less than a week.
Manchester City travel to Newcastle on Tuesday with close to a full squad of players.Kevin De Bruyne has returned from a lengthy injury while David Silva and Sergio Aguero have shaken off problems that kept them out of action in December.MAN CITY INJURIES Benjamin Mendy is returning from knee surgery but his return is being managed carefully and he is very unlikely to start at Newcastle. 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? Vincent Kompany is ruled out through injury, while Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko are doubtful after being deemed not fit enough to be in the squad that beat Burnley at the weekend.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Guardiola could pick close to what many people would consider his strongest XI for the trip to St James’ Park.Mendy would perhaps feature in most teams but in his absence Danilo seems likely to start, given he has done well in the position in recent weeks.There are not too many other contentious spots in the team. Nicolas Otamendi could play at centre-back but Guardiola is expecting a defensive performance from Newcastle and while Salomon Rondon’s aeriel presence is a threat to City, the passing ability of John Stones could help facilitate City’s build-up play, alongside the almost ever-present Aymeric Laporte.De Bruyne and David Silva are generally considered City’s best options as No.8’s and although Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva have deputised well for one or the other this season, it is likely that last season’s first-choice pairing will be started.And while Gabriel Jesus has done well of late, the fact that Sergio Aguero was on the bench at the weekend suggests he was being kept fresh. That also goes for Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, who seem good bets to return to the XI.NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS Rafa Benitez has a few injury worries to contend with for the visit of the champions.”The midfielders are very close, but not ready for this game so it’s more or less the same [squad],” he said in his press conference on Monday, confirming that Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) and Mo Diame (hip) will miss out. Ki Seung-Yung returned from the Asian Cup with a hamstring strain and will also miss out.Joselu is on the sidelines with a hamstring injury picked up against Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend, and the game comes too soon for Karl Darlow (elbow) and Paul Dummett (hamstring).OPTA MATCH FACTS Newcastle are winless in their last 22 Premier League games against Man City (D3 L19) – both Newcastle’s longest winless run and Man City’s longest unbeaten run against any top-flight opponent. Man City have taken 46 points from their last 48 available against Newcastle (W15 D1 L0), scoring 45 goals and conceding nine in that run. Manchester City have won their last four Premier League games, winning the last two by a 3-0 scoreline. Man City have scored the opening goal a league-high 20 times in Premier League games this season (W18 D0 L2), while Newcastle have lost all 11 of their games in which they’ve conceded first – the highest such 100% defeat record this season. This will be Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s 100th Premier League game in charge. He’s won 73 of his 99 so far (D15 L11) – the record for most wins by a manager in their opening 100 matches in the competition is 73, held by Jose Mourinho. Man City’s Raheem Sterling is currently on 99 goal involvements in his Premier League career (59 goals, 40 assists in 212 games). Man City’s Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals in his 12 Premier League appearances against Newcastle – more than any player has scored against an opponent for a single club in the competition’s history.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 20:00 GMT (15:00 ET) on Tuesday, and will be shown on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield paid tribute to another big-time athlete in the state Saturday night.Oklahoma rebounded after a tough loss to Houston last week, shellacking Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, 59-17. The Sooners got the win in front of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook – who was on-hand wearing a customized Oklahoma jersey.Baker Mayfield, the team’s quarterback, appears to have responded to the support from Westbrook. Mayfield is wearing an “In Russ We Trust” tee shirt for his team’s post-game presser. Check it out:Baker Mayfield shows Westbrook a little love in the postgame with an “In Russ We Trust” shirt pic.twitter.com/rxb2j9Vke1— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 11, 2016Mayfield finished 14-of-20 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. We’ll see if Westbrook responds in the coming days.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s running back depth has taken a hit ahead of this evening’s game against Stanford, according to a new report.The Fighting Irish’s co-starting running back will not be able to play in the top 10 showdown against the Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.Irish Illustrated first reported the news.From the report:Irish Illustrated has learned that Notre Dame red-shirt freshman running back Jafar Armstrong will miss Saturday night’s home tilt with No. 7 Stanford with a left knee infection.Irish Illustrated was first informed of Armstrong’s status for the Stanford game Friday afternoon and confirmed it with multiple sources Friday night.Armstrong trails only kicker Justin Yoon for the team lead in points (30) and set a personal-high with 98 yards rushing in last week’s victory at Wake Forest. He made his Notre Dame debut in the season-opener against Michigan on Sept. 1 by scoring a pair of touchdowns.Notre Dame and Stanford are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on NBC.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 8: A general view of a Texas Longhorns bandmember cheering during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 8, 2008 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 45-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)2021 five-star quarterback Jake Garcia is one of the top quarterbacks in the country and is already drawing NFL star comparisons. With just about every school eager to get him, gave an update that Texas fans will surely love.Speaking to 247Sports, Garcia stated that he had just wrapped up a visit to Miami (FL) and is scheduling a visit to Texas next month. He revealed that he previously saw some of the campus at last year’s Texas-West Virginia game and wants to see the rest.“I’m going to Dallas for an Under Armour Camp on July 20th,” Garcia said. “After the camp, I’m going to drive over to Austin and spend a couple of days on campus. I went to the Texas-West Virginia game last year and that was a great time but I didn’t really get to do the whole campus tour or spend time with the coaches since it was a game weekend.“This time around, I’ll be able to see more of the school and talk with the coaches, see how I fit in there. I went to a Satellite Camp that Texas was at earlier this summer and enjoyed working with the staff and I’m looking forward to building that relationship.”247Sports rates Garcia as the No. 19 overall prospect in the nation. He is the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of California.His scouting report draws a pro-comparison to Los Angeles Rams star quarterback Jared Goff. Suffice it to say, Garcia is a player that every team in their right mind wants to get.As for the Longhorns, they face stiff opposition from several SEC and ACC giants in their recruitment efforts. He’s already paid unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Miami (FL).As of writing, 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions have named the Miami Hurricanes as the favorite with 83-percent of analyst predictions. Nebraska comes in second with 17-percent.Will a visit to Texas be enough to tip Garcia to the Longhorns?
India Today Web Desk DubaiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 22:11 IST Nepal celebrate their victory over UAE (Photo tweeted by @paras77)HIGHLIGHTSNepal beat UAE in the third ODI to win the series 2-1Paras Khadka became the first Nepal batsman to hit an ODI centuryKhadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 for their maiden ODI series winCaptain Paras Khadka became the first batsman from Nepal to hit a century. Khadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the ICC Academy, Dubai on Monday. Nepal won by four wickets to register their maiden series victory in ODIs.A historic, come-from-behind series win had looked unlikely as UAE racked up 254/6, the highest total of the series, batting first, especially for a side who had been bowled out for 113 in the first ODI between the sides.UAE’s total was especially impressive considering they had slipped to 47/4 early in the piece, with a wicket each for Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Khadka limiting their early progress. A doughty 45 from CP Rizwan helped repair the damage, but still, as they found themselves 122/4 after 38 overs, it seemed they might struggle to make 200.The Nepal fans go WILD after their side secured a historic ODI series win in Dubai! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/oKFwYBgsOHICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019That they breached 250 was down to a remarkable late surge courtesy of Shaiman Anwar (87 off 70) and Mohammad Boota, who finished with 59* off 21. Mohammad Naveed struck his first two balls for six and four to apply the afterburners, and Nepal were left a little shell-shocked at the break having conceded 55 runs from the last three overs of the innings.Nepal fans having a fantastic time at the @ICCAcademy in Dubai as their side near a maiden ODI series win! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/UcSCWsEO8mICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019They quickly shook off any cobwebs, recovering from the early loss of Binod Bhandari for 9 to whittle down their target in a series of semi-substantial partnerships. Though after Khadka’s hundred the next highest score was a mere 31, there was enough support to ensure that Nepal stayed ahead of the game, while the wickets lost kept the match interesting.advertisement”This is the beginning.” @paras77 reacts to Nepal’s historic ODI series win and praises their fans who cheered them to victory today in Dubai! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/YeKj97KgpRICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019Khadka was undoubtedly the star of the show, leading from the front as he has so often done for his country. His 115, coming at better than a run a ball, was a masterful knock, considering the pressure of a large chase and a must-win game. By the time he was dismissed, Nepal needed 40 runs in 10.1 overs, and only an almighty collapse could see them lose.Considering the flair for the dramatic Nepal have shown throughout their time in international cricket, such could not be discounted, but Aarif Sheikh and Sompal added cool unbeaten 20-odds to seal victory and send the sizeable band of travelling supporters into raptures.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Paras Khadka Captain Paras Khadka century helps Nepal register maiden ODI series victoryCaptain Paras Khadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 against the United Arab Emirates to register their maiden ODI series victory.advertisement
Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 15:47 IST Sunil Gavaskar said no one would be want to watch his story on-screen (India Today Photo)Sunil Gavaskar, one of India’s iconic cricketers, says his life is not interesting enough for a biopic.With biopics on cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev gaining popularity in Bollywood, does he foresee a movie on his life?”I am really not interested in making a biopic on me. I have a very regular, normal routine life. As an audience, even I do not want to watch it on-screen. Why would people do that then? I was approached with the proposal of a biopic a few times, but I think my life is not interesting for a biopic,” Gavaskar told IANS.Kabir Khan is making a film on India’s first ever victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, in which Gavaskar was a part of the winning team.Asked if he met the filmmaker, he said: “Yes, I met Kabir and the kind of conversation that we have regarding the making of the film was more to do with the era of that World Cup Tournament… The journey of the team up to that match. We had a conversation on that regards.””But I think we will meet again to share inputs little later,” added Gavaskar, who is the first batsman known for scoring 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.Talking of the controversial incident involving cricketer Hardik Pandya from the chat show “Koffee With Karan”, when was punished by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for making a misogynistic comment, Gavaskar said that stardom is tough to handle at the beginning of one’s career.advertisementHe said: “I have to mention that it (stardom) is quite a tough thing to handle at the beginning of your career… When you have to constantly improve your game and at the same time match up the expectation of the people as a celebrity or icon.””The attention that you get outside, and then focusing on the game so that you can maintain the attention. That is why it is important that senior players should mentor and guide these youngsters who have already gone through that phase.”Talking about how the relevance of Test Cricket has changed in an era when T20 format is celebrated, Gavaskar said: “Even youngsters know that a cricketer will be remembered in the history based on his performance in Test Cricket. That is classic, that is ultimate.”But because the new generation is playing a lot of T20 and 50 over (ODI) format we are scoring more runs, and test matches have become more result oriented than draws, that used to happen earlier.””That also made a test match more exciting to watch,” said Gavaskar, who is considered to be one of the greatest opening batsmen in the history of Test cricket.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri receive Padma Awards from President Ram Nath KovindAlso Read | On this day: Sachin Tendulkar scores 100th hundred, Herschelle Gibbs smashes 6 sixes in an overFor 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 Sunil GavaskarFollow BiopicFollow 1983 World CupFollow Indian cricket team My life isn’t interesting for a biopic: Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar, who is arguably one of the greatest ever to play cricket, said that his life is very regular and no one would be want to watch his story on-screen.advertisement
Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 18:42 IST Sunando Dhar said AIFF introduced the club licensing criteria to encourage local talent development. (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSI-League CEO Sunando Dhar stressed on the need for local development by clubsDhar said AIFF introduced home grown rule to increase local talent poolDhar lauded Minerva, Chennai City and Real Kashmir for developing local talentI-League CEO Sunando Dhar feels the club licensing criteria should prompt the teams to invest more in grassroots and develop talent in their own region.”The All India Football Federation had introduced Club Licensing in 2012 where one of the main focus was on to develop home grown talent,” Dhar stated on the side-lines of FICCI’s GOAL Summit 2019.”The club licensing programme has been one of the best things to have happened to Indian football. It has done wonders by professionalising the setup in a unique way. It prompted the clubs to invest in grassroots and develop talent in their own region,” he explained.”We have introduced the home grown rule for the same reason in the Hero I-League as it would drastically increase the talent pool available. We have touched 15 states through the leagues that are running, be it even the youth leagues, now the next objective is to touch each and every state.”Dhar also stressed that “local talents need to be given a chance so that football is developed from the roots”.”Not only does the club benefit from their services in the long run but football in general grows as these local players become stars and inculcate a passion towards football,” he said.Players like Real Kashmir’s Bilal Khan or Chennai City FC’s Gaurav Bora were absolutely unknown names prior to the kick-off of the Hero I-League 2018-19.Bora even went on to score two goals in Chennai City’s win over Minerva Punjab FC to land his team a maiden title, an effort which prompted Derrick Pererira hand him his maiden U-23 national team call-up.advertisement”Chennai City FC, Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC have all given rise to local talent and they are reaping the benefits,” Dhar said.”Teams need to take responsibility of developing talents in their own region and promoting football.Also Read | Super Cup 2019: AIFF turns down I-League clubs’ request to replay qualifiersAlso Read | I-League clubs say ISL promoters interfering, seek clarity on future in letter to AIFFFor 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 i-leagueFollow Sunando DharFollow Minerva Punjab FCFollow Chennai City FCFollow Real Kashmir FC Teams need to take responsibility of developing local talent: I-League CEOI-League CEO Sunando Dhar applauded Minerva Punjab FC, Chennai City FC and Real Kashmir FC for giving rise to local talent and said all teams need to do that more often.advertisement Next
South Africa have the depth to manage Steyn, Amla absence vs India: MaharajAhead of the 3-Test series, starting October 2, South Africa’s premier spinner Keshav Maharaj said the fresh-look touring side will look to challenge the in-form Indian team. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 10:35 IST Dale Steyn retired from Tests to prolong his limited-overs career earlier this year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa take on India in the 1st Test from October 2South Africa will be without their stalwarts, including Steyn and AmlaMaharaj said South Africa will not back down but play with fresh energySouth Africa left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has said the freshness in the visiting team’s squad is not going to be a disadvantage but a chance to play a fresh, positive brand of cricket.South Africa are gearing up for a 3-Test series against India from October 2 without some of their biggest names that have dominated the headlines in the last decade. While AB de Villiers called it quits last year, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn also retired in the lead up to the upcoming Test series.Without the big names, South Africa will start as underdogs against Virat Kohli’s men who are bidding to win their 11th successive home series.However, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj talks up the talent in the side and says South Africa are certainly arrived to compete and not going to back down.”They (Amla and Steyn) are two greats of the game. I think in terms of the depth in our squad, we do have players who will fulfill the role,” Keshav Maharaj said.”I think Temba Bavuma has taken the responsibility with that and has shown that in the practice game. Obviously, Lungi has come through as a world class bowler along with Vernon (Philander) and KG (Rabada),” Maharaj added.”So as much as it would be a big loss in terms of the records that they possessed to the party, we do have season campaigners in domestic cricket and have fairly enough international experience to fill in those boots.”New faces bring new energy: MaharajadvertisementNotably, South Africa were beaten 3-0 in a 4-match Test series the last time they toured India. The touring side were exposed against Indian spinners who rain riot, shooting out the Proteas for low scores throughout the series.It will be difficult for South Africa once again but the performances of some of their young talents, including Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada will give a lot of confidence to captain Faf du Plessis.Notably, Markram has been in fine form, hitting hundreds for South Africa A and South Africa (against Board President’s XI). The visitors will also take confidence from the way they came back from behind to square the T20I series last month.”People talk about freshness and if you look at our squad, it’s a helluva lot of new faces from the last time and that could work in our favour in terms of the brand of cricket we could play and the positivity,” Maharaj said.”Yes, it may not go our way but we here to compete. We’re not going to lie down and back down with the sort of our woes from the last tour. Like I said, with new faces it brings along new energy.”And who knows? It could be our time over the next three Tests matches to sort of shock some people.”South Africa and India will play the first Test of the 3-match series in Visakhapatnam from October 2.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah to consult 3 doctors in UK for lower back stress fracture injuryAlso Read | Big Bash League: Brisbane Heat sign AB de Villiers Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Keshav MaharajFollow Dale SteynFollow Hashim AmlaFollow AB de Villiers Next
Other Galleries 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Saand Ki Aankh screening: Vicky Kaushal and Imtiaz Ali cheer for Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 screening: Ananya Panday and Aarav join Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan host War success bash. Disha Patani joins them 20 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Malaika Arora turns 44: Arjun-Kareena to Janhvi-Ananya, B-Town parties hard with birthday girlOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoMoviesMoviesGallery Image: Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter were spotted at Zoya Akhtar’s party last night.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Janhvi looked splendid in a green slip dress.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: The Dhadak actress kept her look casual by completing it with white sneakers.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Janhvi, on the other hand, has a number of films in her kitty.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: She will be seen next playing the lead role of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena in the latter’s biopic titled as Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. Apart from that she will also be seen in RoohiAfza and Dostana 2.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: The two actors attended Zoya’s house party organised for friends.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Ishaan was also at his casual best as he sported white ganji with black lowers and sliders.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: The actor will be seen next in Khaali Peeli opposite Ananya Panday.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: Khaali Peeli is Ishaan’s first film after Dhadak.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Photo By: Yogen ShahCaption: The actor made his debut with critically acclaimed film Beyond The Clouds, directed by Majid Majidi.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Janhvi KapoorIshaan KhatterSource type: photogalleryPhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Friday night Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter partied together at Zoya Akhtar’s home. Janhvi and Ishaan were last seen together in Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak.Preview_unique_id: preview_5da164711f9d31570858097_1608541_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 10:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1MzMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1OTgiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1MzMifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi and Ishaan party together at Zoya Akhtar’s home. See picsApp headline: Janhvi and Ishaan party together at Zoya Akhtar’s home. See pics1200x675:
How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Brady The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear This column has really shown us a broad range of incredible companies making the world a better place. Some donate to charities and work remotely with local workers while others, like Elkarti work hands-on with people in need to better their lives.Based in Portland, Oregon, Ahmed Abidine is a Moroccan designer and the founder of Elkarti and is bringing traditional Moroccan craftsmanship to contemporary men’s and women’s bags (and doing a very good job at it!). Since 2011 he has been working with artisans in Morocco utilizing high quality Moroccan leather processed in traditional chemical free tanneries. His family has a tradition of designing and he named the company after his mother’s maiden name. As he explained to us, “My mother used to design traditional Moroccan clothing. Also my grandfather designed leather sandals and I worked at his leather bazaar at the markets of Marrakech. Working and growing up there, I established strong ties with Moroccan artisans and learned about leather craftsmanship.”His social mission is to preserve and develop Moroccan artistry sustainably. Elkarti is donating 1/3 of their profit to programs that support education and business development of artisans. To take this process another step, Ahmed has partnered with the Deaf Artisan Group of Marrakech to produce his simple, well made leather bags. Ahmed has aided the group in literacy and business education to help these great artisans to succeed. The group was founded by a woman named Souad who learned the art of leather craftsmanship from her husband, a renowned artisan.The men’s collection has a tight little capsule group of messengers, satchels and totes. The brown leather is achieved by a process of applying vegetable oil during tanning, and the black is hand painted from natural pigments sourced from the Atlas mountains of Morocco. The travel bags are equally masculine and we are fans of the colorful linings in the range. If you really want to set yourself apart go for the Berber Travel Satchel crafted with one-of-a-kind Berber Kilims woven by Berber women in the Atlas Mountains. The designs are reminiscent of Berber tattoos that relate the persons tribe.Looking forward, Ahmed is working with University Caddy Ayad in Marrakech (the top university in Morocco) to establish a social entrepreneurship program providing resources to entrepreneurs in Morocco. He hopes to achieve international visibility and connect them with different micro funding programs available in the US. Stay tuned and start shopping.Elkarti’s men’s line is in pre-sale stages only and will roll out in March. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Anyone who reads National Geographic or peruses its feed on Instagram is probably familiar with the work of photojournalist Jimmy Chin a.k.a. @jimmy_chin. His dizzying images are the ones that suggest a fearless photog who will put himself in perilous positions, whether it’s dangling over a precipice or skiing down a vertiginous grade, to get his shot. Chin turns photography into an extreme sport thereby allowing flat-landers (i.e. those of us too terrified to reach such great heights) to live vicariously through him.On one of his more grounded excursions, Chin was introduced to Harry’s co-founder Jeff Raider. “After meeting on a camping trip, we were really excited to work and collaborate on a campaign together,” says Chin. The photographer didn’t have to look far to find inspiration for his limited-edition designs—the high-visibility ropes (all the better to see in the snow) Chin employs when scaling the world’s highest peaks informed the quartet of vibrant two-tones handles. Those eye-catching shades also come in handy in more down-to-Earth situations, like say, when trying to locate your razor in a jam-packed dopp kit.Jimmy Chin x Harry’s Razors, $20, harrys.comThe campaign for the partnership, featuring a daring man making use of one of the bold razors while clinging to a rock face, was fittingly shot by Chin. “Jeff trusted me and a group of friends to shoot it in the Grand Teton National Park,” says Chin. “The end result is something I’m proud of, and excited to share with friends, family and the climbing community.” Whether you’re the adventurous type or height-averse, these bold implements are sure to get you pumped to shave—if not to climb a mountain. Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service How to Shave With a Straight Razor
The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Photo by zychIt could be said that hardcore adventure travelers suffer from a type of sickness — a psychosis, even. Adrenaline junkies seek to scare the hell out themselves on a regular basis. Mountain climbers need to scale ever-higher, ever-more-dangerous rock faces. Hardcore cyclists are always looking for the hardest, most punishing trails to ride. On that note, here are three of the world’s most bucket-list-worthy cycling trips to complete before you die.For Nature-Lovers: Trotternish Ridge on Scotland’s Isle of SkyePhoto by Zoltan GaborYou don’t really need another reason to visit Scotland, but, if you’re a cyclist, here’s one more. Beginning and ending at the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye, a 50-mile loop traverses some of the country’s most breathtaking landscape. The deceptively simple trek takes riders around the towering ridgeline that cuts the center of the Trotternish peninsula, passing two iconic landmarks: the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr (pictured above). In just a few hours, the scenery evolves from dark volcanic rock to idyllic pastures to the edge of the Atlantic. It isn’t Europe’s most difficult cycling trip, but it’s certainly one of the prettiest. There’s a reason Ridley Scott chose to film his otherworldly Prometheus here.For Endurance Riders: India’s Leh-Manali HighwayThe Ladakh region of northern India is one of the most vast, most rugged, most remote regions in the country. Set among the cloud-swept peaks of the Himalayas, the views (and the ride itself) are literally breathtaking. The Leh-Manali Highway crosses the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, a highly active geological area wrought with frequent tremors and, increasingly, earthquakes. For most of its near-300-mile stretch, the road is treacherous, bordering on impassable. It’s often ranked among the world’s deadliest roads. Chaotic weather, spotty or no pavement, brutal cold, sky-high altitude, and minimal civilization make for a difficult trip even in a car or truck. However, all of this attracts cyclists from around the world.For Masochists: Triple-Pass in the Italian Alps and the DolomitesPhoto by welcomiaSpanning the Dolomites and the Italian Alps are three of Europe’s most brutal and beautiful mountain passes. An impossibly long series of switchbacks climb the Mortirolo, the Gavia, and Stelvio (pictured above) passes near the border of Switzerland and Italy. It’s the sort of place that seems purpose-built for car commercials. Indeed, we ranked the Stelvio pass among our world’s best drives worth flying for. For anyone seeking a serious two-wheel challenge, there’s perhaps no better place anywhere on the continent. The Giro d’Italia (Italy’s Tour de France) first popularized the triple-pass route as a worthy cyclist destination in the mid-1900s. Adventurous bikers can start in the tiny Alpine village of Bormio in northern Italy. From there, all three passes are directly accessible. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region Editors’ Recommendations
The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Do you love a good macchiato, but have literally no idea what witchcraft it takes to make one? Well, do we have the mug for you. We present — in all its glassy, soon-to-be-caffeinated glory — the Multi-ccino.Created by designer Josh Corn and sold at the Museum of Modern Art Design Store, the Multi-ccino solves both the issue of actually knowing what goes into a coffee drink and hee issue of smelling like a coffee shop all day long if you decide to venture out to get your fix.The mug offers up seven different coffee-based drinks, including an espresso, a macchiato, a cortado, and the hot drink of 2017, a flat white (you may not have ever had or wanted to have a flat white, but at the very least, now you’ll know what all the fuss is about).The mug is made of borosilicate glass and can hold 16 ounces, according to the site. Borosilicate glass, for those that have never thought about it and probably never will again, is a type of glass that is extremely heat resistant — it can handle temperature fluctuations without cracking — which uses boric oxide in its composition. It was first created German glassmaker Otto Schott in the late 19th century. The more you know, right?Members of the MoMa (you can get an individual membership for $85, $82 of which is tax deductible) can snag the mug for $14.40, but it’ll cost everyone else $16. The price tag isn’t bad when you consider how much you will save by not going to Starbucks (or the hipster coffee place down the street where the baristas all have handlebar mustaches).You can buy the mug here and, if you’re interested in finding out more about Josh Corn’s other work (including Blup, the Bubble Notifier), you can visit his site here.If you get the mug and realize you need something to actually make the espresso for the drinks, check out this portable espresso maker or any of the machines on this list. Editors’ Recommendations America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters
Editors’ Recommendations How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Andrew Dunn/Wikimedia/CommonsWhat exactly is the summer solstice?In short, the summer solstice — which occurs at 6:07 a.m. on June 21, 2018 — marks the official astronomical beginning of the summer season for the Northern Hemisphere (in meteorology, the season begins a bit earlier on June 1). The solstice happens when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. From Earth, this is when the sun reaches its northernmost position in the sky.Because the solstice increases sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere and ushers in the heat of summer, you may reason that this is when the sun is closest to this region of the Earth. In fact, the solstice has nothing to do with Earth’s distance from the sun — the key factor is the Earth’s tilt on its axis. Because of the way our planet sits on its north-south axis, more sunlight reaches the Northern Hemisphere at solstice time than at any other point in the year. For the Southern Hemisphere, which is tilted away from the sun this time of year, our summer solstice marks their winter solstice (when December rolls around, the opposite will be true as we move into our official winter season).Why Does the Summer Solstice Matter?It Has Both Historical and Modern-Day SignificanceWhile you may not mark the summer solstice with a dedicated celebration every year, it has had tremendous influence on different cultures throughout human history. One of the most notable examples of this is Stonehenge, whose design is such that if you stand at its center during the solstice, you can watch the sun rise over the Heel Stone and perfectly hit the center of the Altar Stone. Of course, no one knows for sure why Stonehenge was originally created, but its layout seems so deliberately designed to embrace the solstice that it must have played some role. To this day, thousands of people gather at Stonehenge each year to celebrate the moment of solstice and marvel at the precision of its design. The design of The Great Pyramids in Egypt also seems to have taken the summer solstice into account; to this day, if you view the solstice sun from the Sphinx, you’ll see it set directly between two of the pyramids.Summer Solstice at Heel Stone Andrew Dunn/Wikimedia/CommonsWhen you consider exactly what the coming of the summer solstice means — especially for agriculture — it’s no surprise that ancient cultures would have seen it as an important time of year. To this day, the solstice is still a critical time of year for American farmers because of its significance in the growing season. As daylight hours slowly wane post-solstice, crops begin to mature and farmers begin preparations for harvest. While we may no longer build monuments to celebrate the coming of the summer season, it continues to play a vital role in our survival and our traditions.There are still some communities in the United States that mark the solstice with ceremonies and celebrations. In Fairbanks, Alaska, where the solstice can bring up to 22.5 hours of straight sunlight, the event is marked each year with a late-night baseball game (a tradition that has been going strong for over 100 years). In New York, yoga enthusiasts gather to strike poses in Times Square under the extended daylight hours. In Seattle, an annual Solstice Parade takes place on or near the day of the solstice. In Northern Europe, the beginning of the summer season is even more heavily celebrated, with festivals, bonfires, and beautiful floral decorations. What a great excuse to take that European vacay you’ve been dreaming of!It’s Something We All ExperienceThe summer solstice is a rare and remarkable moment of global continuity: because it occurs precisely when the sun sits over the Tropic of Cancer, it happens at the exact same time all over the world. In addition to connecting all us Earthlings in one specific moment, solstices are something we share with our solar system neighbors.Illumination on Earth by Sun on Summer Solstice Day in northern hemisphere. Commons/WikimediaThese planets experience similar events — in fact, in a rare case of astronomical coincidence, Mars experienced a solstice within just a few days of our own in 2008. Uranus also experiences solstices, though they’re much more extreme than ours. Each pole on the planet experiences 42 years of sunshine followed by 42 years of darkness. For other planets, like Jupiter, the position of their poles relative to their orbits makes solstices almost imperceptible.It Means Summer is ComingThough our daily schedules may make us inclined to view the solstice as taking place in the middle of summer, it serves as a great reminder that summer is just beginning. Just as May and June are winding down, the solstice ushers in the true heat of the season. Because we tend to think of May as the beginning of summer, the solstice’s reminder is almost like getting a whole second wave of the season.The arrival of the summer solstice can also give you some key insights into astronomical phenomena heading your way. The further north you are during the solstice, the more sunlight you’ll get, and if you happen to live within 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the sun will never set for you at all during the solstice. While most places don’t experience their earliest sunrise or latest sunsets exactly on solstice day, it’s still a good indicator of when your area will experience these extremes. Earliest sunrises typically take place a few days before the official solstice, and latest sunsets a few days after. Even though solstice day may not be your earliest sunrise or latest sunset of the year, that doesn’t mean you won’t get extra rays. For everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, in the sense that it’s the day with the most hours of sunlight. That means if you time it right, you can enjoy the sunny outdoors (or maybe just the view of them from the safe confines of your A/C) for longer on solstice day than any other day of the year.The solstice also lets you know that you can look forward to the doggiest days of summer several weeks (or months, depending on your location) afterward. This is due to the delay in how long it takes the planet’s oceans and land masses to warm up after receiving their peak dose of sunlight. Ocean water is especially slow to heat up, so areas that are close to water can expect the hottest day of the year to hit later in summer – in August or even September.If you’re a fan of twilight (no, not the sparkly vampire series), you might appreciate that the solstice results in extra light before sunrise and after sunset. Be sure to stay safe, though — the UV index skyrockets during solstice time, which means it can be a lot easier to get a sunburn even early in the morning or late into the evening.So, while you might not be able to make it to Stonehenge for this cosmic celebration, it’s still worth an early rise this Thursday, June 21 to soak up some extra sun and appreciate exactly what the event means for our history, our planet, and our seasons. Who knows, maybe you can even start your very own summer solstice tradition. 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