10 months agoArsenal target Denis Suarez: What I think of Emery

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal target Denis Suarez: What I think of Emeryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has long been a fan of Arsenal boss Unai Emery.Suarez is expected to soon sign for the Gunners. The pair worked together at Sevilla.Suarez discussed the Spaniard during his time at the club, and spoke very highly of the then Sevilla boss.”He is one of the best coaches around. He really gets the best out of us,” Suarez told UEFA’s official website in 2015. “He considers each and every one of his players and always puts those who are in the best possible shape in his starting line-up.”I have been playing for him for a year and I am really happy.”He always talks to you, both in good moments – to prevent you being distracted – and bad, to help you recover. The way he treats players is exceptional.” last_img read more

10 months agoLeicester defender Morgan defends under-fire Puel

first_imgLeicester defender Morgan defends under-fire Puelby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Wes Morgan has come to the defence of under fire manager Claude Puel.The Premier League side were in good form recently, but suffered two surprising defeats to Cardiff and now Newport County in the FA Cup.The League Two side defeated Leicester, after Puel made several changes to his side.But veteran defender Morgan believes the players are to blame.”If you look at the chances and opportunities we had, we could have won that game quite easily,” Morgan said after the game.”We’ve got a good squad and the gaffer’s got the problem of finding the right balance.”He’s got to give players rest and other players opportunities.”It’s the same for every manager and every team – and I thought we were definitely strong enough.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard says Mount could make Liverpool clash

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard says Mount could make Liverpool clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says Mason Mount could make their clash on Sunday against Liverpool.Mount, who has scored three goals in Chelsea’s opening five league games, was forced off early in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Valencia.”He’s got a chance,” Lampard said. “The image of the tackle afterwards made it look really bad, but hopefully it’s not so bad.”We’re trying to get him moving today and it’s one I’ll have to call just before the game with another 24 hours in the bank.”The good thing with Mason is his attitude is so good that he’ll give everything to get out there and play for this club, particularly in a game of this size.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoGranit ​Xhaka ‘very proud’ of Arsenal captaincy

first_imgGranit ​Xhaka ‘very proud’ of Arsenal captaincyby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka admits that he is extremely proud that he was named club captain recently.Boss Unai Emery took the decision to give Xhaka the armband after consulting with the coaching staff and other squad members.The Swiss midfielder is divisive among supporters, but those who train with him every day see his value.”I’m very proud,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s made me very happy because when I came here, I had a lot of experience before with the Switzerland national team and I was the captain in Germany as well. “When I came here, there were a lot of great players, good personalities, and it was a big step for me to be the captain here as well. “Now I’m the official captain here and it makes me very proud to be the captain of this great club.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoWijnaldum insists Liverpool not getting carried away

first_imgWijnaldum insists Liverpool not getting carried awayby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum insists they’re not getting carried away by title talk.The season is only eight games old but already Jurgen Klopp’s men hold a significant eight-point lead over last season’s champions Manchester City.”We don’t want to think we are already champions. That would be a really wrong thing to do,” Wijnaldum told Sky Sports.”I’m sure the manager will keep us grounded and say that we just have to think about ourselves, and try to play good and try to give 100 per cent every week.”We just have to do what we did before and look at ourselves and not look too much to other teams because we don’t have influence on other teams – we can’t control the performance of other teams.”We just have to make sure we are ready for the games that are to come and to make sure we are ready and try to have good results because we know that it can change quickly.”Then at the end of the season we will see where we stand.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days ago​Ex-Man Utd striker Berbatov: Critics can go f*** themselves!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Ex-Man Utd striker Berbatov: Critics can go f*** themselves!by Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has hit back at critics of his style of play.The now retired Bulgarian was always a polarising figure among fans of the club, as some felt his style was too lazy compared to forwards Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.But Berbatov considers himself “an artist on the pitch” and had a profanity laden response to his critics.”It is probably because I didn’t play like Rooney or Tevez,” Berbatov told Goal.com.”I didn’t like that because I can show you six or seven current world-class players who run less than me back then. When you label something like that, it sticks. Even if it isn’t true.”People can go f*** themselves. People don’t understand and try to look smart. “I would check my stats after every game and I was running 10-11km every game. It doesn’t make any difference for me. I was more bothered how I move and make space.” last_img read more

ESPN Accidentally Airs Audio Of Dari Nowkhah Making Fun Of Media After Nick Saban Segment

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)SEC Media Days continued Wednesday morning, with Alabama’s Nick Saban taking the podium first. The Crimson Tide head coach didn’t face very many tough questions, however, and the ESPN broadcast team apparently noticed.After Saban’s presser ended, ESPN forgot to cut the audio on a few of its analysts’ microphones. Host Dari Nowkhah was heard making chicken noises, implying that the media was scared to ask Saban tough questions. He also said that Saban “owns” the media. He later owned up to the mistake on-air.ESPN broadcasters (not realizing mic was live) made chicken sounds and said Saban “owns the media” because nobody asked about Cam Robinson— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) July 13, 2016@SECNetwork cuts to commercial and you hear @ESPNDari ask the question “You think he (Saban) owns the media?” #SECMD16— Justin Nails (@justinnails) July 13, 2016When @SECNetwork doesn’t realize their still live & says “Nick Saban Owns The Media” #Whoops #SECMD16 @finebaum @johnP_hayes— #Tribe17 (@NoleNationFSU) July 13, 2016And @ESPNDari owns up to it. Kudos to him. Great segment all around on reaction to Saban’s presser— Eric Bowman (@E_ROCK12) July 13, 2016It was expected that someone in the media would ask Saban about the status of star offensive lineman Cam Robinson, who was arrested on multiple charges this past May. That didn’t happen though.Saban likely won’t make it through the day without being asked about Robinson, but it was a bit surprising that it wasn’t one of the first questions on the docket.last_img read more

Sarri: Hudson-Odoi getting fair playing time

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has suggested that Callum Hudson-Odoi has been getting fair playing time as rumours continue to swirl around the teenager’s future.The 18-year-old starlet enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 with the Blues but is understood to be frustrated at his lack of regular starting action under the Italian for the Blues.Chelsea are keen to renew his deal but they could be forced into a sale at the right price, with his contract expiring in 18 months and Bayern Munich widely tipped to secure his signature. 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? Sarri explained that he has not spoken to Hudson-Odoi about remaining at the club and added detail on why he has, so far, ignored calls to play the match-hungry teenager to keep him satisfied with his position at Stamford Bridge. “I am not in charge of the market and so I want to speak to him only about the pitch,” Sarri told reporters. “I don’t know [if the young players are too impatient], also the fans sometimes [and] the club sometimes. And so I am in the middle. I have to win. “I think that he is a very good player, the potential is for becoming a great player, and now he has to improve. With the ball, he is a very good player. He has to improve, I think, in movement without the ball. As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for the English football I think but for the European football.  “I think [that he could play more] but it’s not easy. It’s not easy at this level to take the young players from the academy and he’s ready to play, not only here, everywhere in Europe. Sometimes there is one, two young players in Barcelona, from the academy, sometimes one, two Real Madrid, zero in Juventus, zero in Paris Saint-Germain. “It’s not easy, and I think that we are lucky because we have Ampadu, we have Christensen, we have Odoi, so we are lucky. For players in the academy, we are really very lucky, or the academy is very good. “In Europe, there are few players, [18-year-old] players, with eight matches at this level. Odoi I think in this season played six, seven official matches in Europe, so I think that he has to be lucky. He is not lucky. He is good.” Callum Hudson-OdoiSarri was booed by Chelsea fans who travelled to Watford’s Vicarage Road on Boxing Day after substituting Hudson-Odoi after bringing him on as a substitute for the injured Pedro. A poll conducted before Sarri’s arrival in April 2018 suggested that success on the pitch remains paramount to Chelsea fans, but the promotion of the club’s youngsters received the most votes to a question regarding the most important issues impacting the club.The issue has remained a hot-topic for a number of years, as Chelsea’s academy teams dominate at youth level with little representation in the first team. Sarri understands the balance that fans want him to achieve and he is now in a position where he might need Hudson-Odoi, despite doubts over his future, with a host of first team players out ahead of a busy fixture schedule. “He was injured, so I don’t know what to say, but I can understand that a fan loves young players from the academy, I can understand very well, but in the long run I have to win matches, and the fans I think want me to win matches, and also the club I think,” Sarri added about being booed. “I don’t know [when Hudson-Odoi will return]. I have to speak with the doctor. I hope to have good news. But I don’t know at the moment. It’s a muscular problem, and so I think that we need to be careful.”Chelsea face Southampton next at Stamford Bridge, after back-to-back away wins, in their first match of 2019.last_img read more

Who is Tahith Chong? United’s latest first-team debutant

first_imgTahith Chong became Manchester United’s 229th youth product to play for the first team on Saturday when he made his debut against Reading in the FA Cup.The Curacao-born wide man played the final 30 minutes of the 2-0 win at Old Trafford, sparking a roar from the home crowd and an immediate new chant of “One Chong, we’ve only got one Chong!”It was little surprise that the 19-year-old was given the nod by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, given the manager’s recent insistence that he would do everything he could to maintain United’s tradition of blooding youth players. 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 more than that, it could have been a small glimpse into the future of United’s right-side of attack going forward.United have struggled to find a compelling solution on the right wing since Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford, with Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young and Anthony Martial all being used there to varying degrees of success.The addition of Alexis Sanchez was considered by some to be an attempt to solve that issue, but the Chilean has largely been utilised on the left, first under Mourinho and now Solskjaer, and fans are looking at potential answers elsewhere in the Old Trafford stocks.Chong plays primarily off the right despite being left-footed but was also used on the left of midfield on occasion by assistant boss Kieran McKenna during his tenure as under-18s coach before the Dutchman suffering a season-ending injury against Everton in January 2017.If anything, his game has improved since returning to full fitness later that year, providing the sort of threat which is a throwback to Manchester United sides of old.With great strength and speed, the rangy Feyenoord youth product loves nothing more than to take on opposition players. His fearlessness on the ball leads to him creating many an opportunity for both himself and his team-mates, and his ability to get into goalscoring positions is one of his most attractive features.Like many of United’s recent graduates to the first-team squad, Chong boasts a great work-rate, with his willingness to cover his full-back without a second’s thought making him a manager’s dream.Tahith Chong Manchester United 2018-19He also reads the game well, with several of his goals at age-group level helping to show what he can achieve thanks to his clever footballing brain.The winger provides an aerial threat, too, and can often be found drifting in to the centre to cause havoc from crossing positions.While the likes of Demi Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe and Josh Harrop got fleeting chances under Mourinho, Chong, Jimmy Garner and Angel Gomes could get significant opportunities to shine as this term pushes towards its close thanks to their form across the youth levels.Gomes might well have become the club’s youngest player since Duncan Edwards when he came on against Crystal Palace in May 2017, but there is another United prodigy ready to cause a stir too.And for some, Chong’s arrival on the big stage was even more anticipated than that of Gomes, with many seeing his frame and poise as key attributes which could help him to become a more regular part of the senior set-up in the very near future. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Maguire must justify £80m fee before taking armband’

first_imgHarry Maguire may not be ready to take the Manchester United captaincy on the back of his record-breaking £80 million ($96m) transfer, says Rio Ferdinand.The former Red Devils centre-half knows all about big-money deals, having become the most expensive defender in world football when making a move to Old Trafford from Leeds in 2002.Maguire is now the holder of that title, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having seen his board dig deep to get a deal done with Leicester. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It has been suggested that, with United looking for someone to take the armband for 2019-20, the England international could immediately be appointed as skipper in new surroundings.Ferdinand is, however, wary of such a decision being taken, with it important that the new arrival is given time to justify his hefty price tag before worrying too much about leadership.He told BT Sport of Maguire: “It’s huge pressure. I remember when I went to United and every training session you are thinking about the price tag.“That’s what he would have been brought in for that [the captaincy]. Initially though he has enough pressure just to perform, let alone to be captain. He needs to perform first.“Every day in training people will be wondering if £80m is worth it. From people I’ve spoken to he will handle the pressure and has broad shoulders.”Daniel James Manchester United AC Milan International Champions Cup 2019Maguire is one of three high-profile additions to have been made to the United squad.Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have also joined the ranks, with Ferdinand pleased to see the Red Devils bringing the club’s “DNA” back by buying young and British.He told talkSPORT: “I really hope this season is a step in the right direction.“From what I have been seeing in the media, from the manager, from some of the players, is the team look fitter, they look stronger, and they are understand what the needs are now from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“Our era wouldn’t understand not being fit. That was part and parcel – you have to be fit from day one – but certain managers have a certain style of play and that has all been upped since he has been in there.“I think the philosophy in terms of their transfer signings has been a good step in the right direction. They are younger, fresher, hungrier players. All British boys as well, which has always been a mainstay at Manchester United.“Part of the fabric has been having young British hungry players who understand the club and the DNA and these boys will be shown that straight away.”United are expected to hand out competitive bows to their new boys when they open their 2019-20 campaign with a home date against Chelsea on Sunday.last_img read more

ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi Has Incredible Moment On College GameDay

first_imgTom Rinaldi introduces a segment on College GameDay.Every week, Tom Rinaldi greets the college football world with a heartwarming story that brings tears to the viewers’ eyes. Things were a little different today, as his latest story has the social media world buzzing.With ESPN’s College GameDay getting ready for the battle between Clemson and Boston College, Rinaldi went in-depth on an awesome relationship involving former Notre Dame players.In order to keep in touch with each other, Tim Ryan and Pat Terrell ride together on their motorcycles. For today, the two were joined by Rinaldi for an epic journey.Unlike the former members of the Fighting Irish, Rinaldi went with a scooter as his ride. Either way, fans couldn’t help but take their thoughts to social media.Nov. 10, 2018.The day that Tom Rinaldi officially jumped the shark.#TomRinaldi#CollegeGameday ⁦@CollegeGameDay⁩ ⁦@jumptheshark⁩ ⁦@jonhein⁩ #ridingirish#NotreDame pic.twitter.com/KjptYKF3CI— Chuck Monan aka The Pigskin Preacher (@monan_chuck) November 10, 2018It’s safe to say that he won’t be joining any motorcycle club in his future.Tom Rinaldi riding a motorcycle on @CollegeGameDayI am HERE for it pic.twitter.com/FB4Dcl7gpn— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 10, 2018As for Ryan and Terrell, this segment showed their unbreakable bond created on the football field.Check out our #RidingIrish ???story with @TRiceQB9, Tim Ryan and Pat Terrell with #TomRinaldi on @ESPN’s @CollegeGameDay soon… pic.twitter.com/QpNdj15QJo— Christopher Zorich (@chris_zorich) November 10, 2018It’ll be interesting to see if Rinaldi can find a way to have an even better segment next weekend for College GameDay.last_img read more

Iowa ‘Very Interested’ In Pac-12 Grad Transfer

first_imgClose-up view of Iowa footballs.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes are searching high and low to find players to add to their roster for 2019, and may have found a key special teams player in the Pac-12.In an interview with Hawkeye Nation, Arizona State punter Michael Sleep-Dalton revealed that he is looking into Iowa as a graduate transfer destination.Sleep-Dalton revealed that he had spoken to Iowa special teams coach LeVar Woods, and that the school is “very interested” in bringing him into the fold.“I’ve been in contact with (special teams) coach (LeVar) Woods. They are very interested in me,” Sleep-Dalton told HawkeyeNation.com.Sleep-Dalton spoke glowingly of Woods, and expressed that he was encouraged by the prospect of working with him.“I really like coach Woods. He’s very relatable and knows what it takes to get from college to the next level. We get along very well,” he said.Iowa punter Colten Rastetter had a respectable 38.9 yards per punt average in 2018. But Sleep-Dalton exceeded those marks in both of his two years as a starter for the Sun Devils.In 2017, Sleep-Dalton recorded 39.9 yards per punt, while in 2018 he increased that number to 43.8 yards per punt.He has 19 punts of 50 yards or more over the past two seasons, with another 36 punts inside the 20, and another 33 that were fair caught.last_img read more

Mother Of UCF QB McKenzie Milton Issues Latest Injury Update

first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton continues to recover from the brutal leg injury he suffered in the regular season finale against USF. He underwent another surgery on Friday.Tonight, Milton’s mother Teresa provided an update on his progress. He was released earlier today.“Meet the dream team. Less five other attending ‘s. KZ will be realeaaed today 100% success! Now for the recovery work. We had Gods healing And amazing surgeons . Please keep prayers coming!” she tweeted.Meet the dream team. Less five other attending ‘s. KZ will be realeaaed today 100% success! Now for the recovery work. We had Gods healing And amazing surgeons . Please keep prayers coming ! pic.twitter.com/x99vWIBie9— TeresaMilton (@milton6teresa) January 27, 2019Given how serious Milton’s injury was, there’s a good chance he won’t be able to play next season. UCF seems prepared for that possibility.The Knights landed Notre Dame grad transfer quarterback Brandon Wimbush. Wimbush will compete with Darriel Mack Jr. for the starting job in 2019.Mack played in nine games, making two starts in place of Milton as a redshirt freshman in 2018.In the meantime, Milton will continue to recover. The most important thing is he gets his health back, regardless of when he can return to the gridiron.last_img read more

Mel Kiper Unveils His Top 10 Prospects For The 2020 NFL Draft

first_imgMel Kiper gives analysis on ESPN.The 2019 college football season is set to begin this weekend, which means it’s time for 2020 NFL Draft talk to start heating up.ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper has updated his “big board” ahead of the upcoming college football season. The list is dominated by SEC players.Kiper has five SEC players in his top 10, including two players from Alabama inside his top four, with Tua Tagovailoa as the No. 1 quarterback on the board.The Big Ten, meanwhile, has two standout defensive lineman inside the top five.Here’s his full top 10, shown on ESPN today:Mel Kiper Jr Big Board 2020 #NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/RKGpLbZ8mP— InsideBamaRecruiting (@RTRnews) August 21, 2019Kiper released an entire top 25 ranking on ESPN.com today. He noted that these rankings are subject to change – a lot – before the 2020 NFL Draft gets here.“Keep in mind that several prospects here have started only one season, so a lot of projection is involved,” he wrote.You can view Kiper’s full top 25 big board here.last_img read more

LSU vs. Texas Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_imgA closeup of a Texas Longhorns football helmet.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: A detailed view of a Texas Longhorns helmet with a sitcker remembering those affected by Hurricane Harvey before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The marquee game of college football Week 2 will undoubtedly be LSU vs. Texas, and ESPN is rolling out the red carpet for it. The two teams are ranked No. 6 and No. 9 respectively in this non-conference clash of titans.Both teams won their openers by multiple touchdowns, and looked completely deserving of their top rankings. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had five touchdowns against Georgia Southern, while Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger had four of his own against Louisiana Tech.Texas will be hosting LSU at Darrell K. Royal, but the Longhorns are a rare home underdog for the game. In fact, the line has only gotten more lopsided in favor of the Tigers over the past few days.Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 7:30 PM ETChannel: ABCSpread: LSU -6.5Over/Under: 57.5Announcers: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorTexas and LSU both have College Football Playoff ambitions, and will need to overcome a dominant program in their conferences to have a chance of getting there.Unfortunately, the loser of this game will have a very tough time getting into the four-team event.It should come as no surprise that for a game with stakes this high, the tickets prices are exploding on the secondary market.last_img read more

Joe Klatt Names His 5 College Football “Sleeper” Teams

first_imgJoel Klatt speaks during a Fox Sports event.BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtEven though we’re only two full weeks into the college football season, we can already see some schools shaping up to be overachievers.It didn’t take an expert to see that Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and their ilk were going to be really good this year. But below that crop of elite teams is a group of schools lurking and potentially ready to contend.Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt has been rattling off superlatives through the first two weeks. Today, he dropped his five under-the-radar teams.Klatt’s five “sleeper” teams are Oklahoma State, USC, Washington State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. 5. Wisconsin4. Michigan State3-1.??@JoelKlatt picks his Top 5 sleeper teams to look out for during week 3 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UEEnqZCgvj— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 12, 2019Wisconsin has certainly dominated its first two opponents. The Badgers have a bye this week but return to the field to face Michigan on September 21. That will be a major test for both teams.Michigan State’s defense is one of the best in the country, while their offense showed signs of life last weekend. We’ll see if that was a fluke or the beginning of a trend against Arizona State this week.Washington State will take on Houston in Week 3 with a trip to No. 11 Utah looming in two weeks. USC is 2-0 but the Trojans’ schedule is about to get markedly tougher.As for Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State, a trip to Texas on September 21 will let us know where the Cowboys stand in the Big 12.last_img read more

SLC should share expenses if it wants Pakistan to host home Tests in UAE: PCB

first_img Next Press Trust of India KarachiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 13:28 IST (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSLC chief remarked that his team felt stifled by the strict security arrangements in Pakistan on their recent tourPakistan successfully hosted Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is in Karachi and Lahore in September-OctoberPCB is now looking to host Sri Lanka for two ICC Championship Test matches in DecemberThe Pakistan Cricket Board is not willing to bear the expenses of hosting another home series in the United Arab Emirates and wants Sri Lanka Cricket to share the financial burden if it decides not to tour Pakistan for the two-Test rubber in December.After successfully hosting Sri Lanka for a limited over series in Karachi and Lahore in September-October, the Pakistan Cricket Board has been pushing the Sri Lankans to send their team for the two ICC Championship test matches as well in December.”PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, and CEO, Wasim Khan who are in Dubai for the ICC board meetings have apparently conveyed to Sri Lankan officials that if they (SL) insist on playing the test series in UAE, they should bear the expenses,” a reliable source said.”The PCB has decided to take a stance that even after convincing the ICC and Sri Lankan board officials that they can properly manage all security arrangements in Pakistan, if the Sri Lankan board still insists on having the series in UAE it will have to pay or share the expenses of hosting the series,” the source said.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief Shammi Silva, who was in Pakistan for the recent white ball series, had said after returning home that the visiting players and officials were confined to their team hotel due to security arrangements and couldn’t roam around freely.”Three days stuck in your hotel even I got fed-up,” he told media.He also made it clear that the Sri Lankan board would consult its players and team officials on whether they would be willing to tour Pakistan for the Test series before reaching a final decision.advertisementHe noted that a team has to stay for a longer duration to play a Test series.Pakistan has not hosted a home test series since March 2009 when militants had attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, leaving at least six Pakistani policemen dead and others wounded.Pakistan has since hosted all its Test series in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah but Wasim Khan recently said in a television interview that the board now felt it was just not cost-effective to host matches away from home.The new leadership in the PCB, fully supported by Prime Minister Imran Khan, now feels that time has come to take a strong stance on teams refusing to play in Pakistan and this new policy could be tested for the Test series against Sri Lanka.”This is necessary since Pakistan is also due to host Bangladesh for a Test series in January,” the source said.The PCB has already said it will be hosting the entire fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League in Pakistan and the tournament will not be split between UAE and Pakistan.Also Read | Misbah-ul-Haq baffled by Pakistani players’ reluctance towards fitness and trainingAlso Read | SLC chief’s comments on security arrangements in Pakistan irks PCBAlso Read | PCB Chairman wants Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Test captaincy: ReportFor 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 Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Sri Lanka CricketFollow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow PAK v SL SLC should share expenses if it wants Pakistan to host home Tests in UAE: PCBSri Lanka Cricket president has made it clear that the board would consult its players and team officials on whether they would be willing to tour Pakistan for the Test series before reaching a final decision.advertisementlast_img read more

Audi’s 300-horsepower S3 Cabriolet is all class

first_img Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected 1. Audi S3 Cabriolet 2. Audi S3 Cabriolet 3. Audi S3 Cabriolet 4. Audi S3 Cabriolet 5. Audi S3 Cabriolet 6. Audi S3 Cabriolet 7. Audi S3 Cabriolet 8. Audi S3 Cabriolet 9. Audi S3 Cabriolet 10. Audi S3 Cabriolet 11. Audi S3 Cabriolet 12. Audi S3 Cabriolet 13. Audi S3 Cabriolet 14. Audi S3 Cabriolet 15. Audi S3 Cabriolet 16. Audi S3 Cabriolet 17. Audi S3 Cabriolet Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everymancenter_img The standard four-door Audi S3 is a very exciting car indeed. It offers 300 horsepower, permanent all wheel drive, a compact yet extremely handsome body, and an interior that ought to make Bentley jealous.Now, though, there’s a new version: The S3 Cabriolet.Unbelievably, Audi has gone and outdone its S3 sedan – and it isn’t even on sale yet. The German brand has shaved two doors off the uproarious little sports sedan and cut the roof straight off, making the Cabriolet version.Delightfully for us, removing the roof from the S3 doesn’t ruin the driving dynamics. As Audi proved with the RS5 Cabriolet, letting the sun and wind in doesn’t make the car worse for wear. It simply makes summer drives more fun. And while it has two fewer doors, it’ll still hold four passengers.Under the hood, buyers will find the same 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder that makes 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. All that power is sent to a six-speed automatic, which routes power to all four-wheels through Audi’s quattro system. Although the engine is extremely powerful for its size, it doesn’t guzzle gas. Audi brags that the S3 Cabriolet can still achieve 33.13 U.S. mpg.So it looks like the Audi S3 Cabriolet is perfect for the buyer who wants Teutonic styling, dynamic driving, upmarket interior fittings, and fuel efficiency. There’s only one problem, though: it’s not yet scheduled for Stateside sale. The Bond-Inspired AddArmor Audi RS7 Is the World’s Fastest Armored Car Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Give Your Kitchen European Sensibility With Flotsam + Fork

first_img What You Need to Know About Sherry, According to an Expert The Rise of Taiwanese Food Chain Din Tai Fung Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Adrianna Fie was so fascinated by food that she pursued a master’s degree in food studies from New York University, and when she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, she worked at the Kitchen Gallery, where she learned about all the accessories one can use in one, as a cheese manager at Metcalfe’s Market, and then she took a job at Butchery Underground to learn about meat. A little over two years ago, Fie took a trip to France, visiting several kitchen and food shops. Fie was so amazed by the amount of interesting products she couldn’t find in the United States that she created Flotsam + Fork, an ecommerce site dedicated to making them available outside of Europe. The Manual spoke with Fie about Flotsam + Fork, her travels, and the products Manual readers should scoop up.Why did you feel that there is a need for a website like Flotsam + Fork?I wanted to create Flotsam + Fork as a place for people to find products that are not easy to find in the United States, especially well-made products from companies with great stories or makers that I find inspiring.What are some of your favorite discoveries while traveling?Always the food! I love to visit markets and grocery stores, bakeries, butcher shops, everything!I like to do some research before I go, but my favorite way to discover a place to to walk everywhere and peek into unique local shops– from hardware stores to inspiring design stores like Merci in Paris. As much as I love finding a new product, or beautiful packaging, the most memorable part of trips for me are the meals and market experiences.What are some of the key qualities a product must have to be featured on Flotsam + Fork?I want every Flotsam + Fork product to be well-made, classically and simply designed, and still affordable. Affordable doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the cheapest option, but it will be something that you will want to keep forever.I look for products that are still made in their home country, often by traditionally-minded companies that have made a decision to keep manufacturing locally, rather than outsourcing. It’s important for me to support these companies, and to provide information so that our customers know what they are supporting as well.Are you planning to visit additional countries to look for products? Where and why?I’m actually heading out on a scouting trip this week! We’re headed to the Netherlands, with a day trip detour over into Germany to visit a 200-year-old twine company and several linen weaving factories. I like my scouting trips to be an even mixture of research and random discovery, poking around kitchen shops and hardwares stores. In this case, Northwestern Germany has a long history of linen and textile manufacturing, and the Netherlands, is of course known for pottery, cheesemaking, and the De Stijl design movement.What are some essentials for the homes of Manual readers?My favorite things in the shop are some of the most functional, while still being beautiful. Manual readers should have the best clothespins in the world, this workhorse can opener for home or for picnics, a little sharpening stone for their pocket knife, and a drip-free olive oil can for kitchen or tabletop.For more information, visit flotsamandfork.com.last_img read more

Lodge Wants You to Cook It All In Cast Iron on Your Next Camping Trip

first_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware As useful as the Cook-It-All is, we would definitely recommend taking it on trips that only require shorter hikes to the campsite, instead of lugging it around. But the size does have its benefits; the 14-inch lid can grill up plenty of meat and the wok holds 6.8 quarts of food. Toss some freshly caught fish on the grill and/or whip up enough chili to feed the whole group!Since various parts of the Cook-It-All can be exposed to open flames during use, the lifespan of its seasoning is shorter than your average cast iron pan or dutch oven. Lodge recommends seasoning the cookware often, and they also claim any soot can be easily removed with hot water and a cast iron safe brush.Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, you can enjoy the Cook-It-All at home. Though it’s designed for campfires, it will work just fine in your oven and the griddle/pan is gas stove-friendly. If you’ve been on the fence about different types of cast iron cookware, this system is definitely a space-saving solution. You can pick up a Lodge Cook-It-All for $130 and shipping is free through Lodge’s website. How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations center_img Campers are no strangers to cast iron cookware, but there’s often only room for one of these heavy pieces among your survivalist essentials. Lodge wants to change that and give you more cooking options with their new Cook-It-All, a multipurpose dutch oven.LodgeThe Cook-It-All definitely isn’t lightweight at 29 pounds, but you get five different cooking configurations out of only two pieces. There’s a wok that can become a dutch oven with the included lid and the lid functions on its own as a reversible griddle and grill. You can also flip the wok over on top of the lid — great for making pizza — and rest charcoal on the top of the wok for even baking.Can’t stand the heat? This cookware also comes with two hooked handles that allow for safe, simple maneuvering of both cast iron pieces. The handles are easy to hook and unhook (so you’re not hovering over the fire for too long), but once latched on, they provide a sturdy grip of the grill, wok, or both. Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpackinglast_img read more