Juventus confirm they want Arsenal midfielder Ramsey: But we’re not the only team…by Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have admitted they are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Welshman is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.And reports had suggested that top teams like Juve, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and PSG were interested.Fabio Paratici, Juventus’ sporting director, is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: “He’s a great player, we really like him and he plays for a great team. His contract is expiring and we’re always alerted to situations that the market offers, so we’ve also been alerted to Ramsey.”I repeat, for now he’s an Arsenal player and we’re not the only team who want him.”Juventus do have a history of nabbing players on free transfers. Emre Can joined last summer after his contract at Liverpool expired.Ramsey has 2 goals and six assists in 8 Premier League starts and 10 substitute appearances. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: We buy world class potentialby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says their approach to the market is about targeting potential.Klopp admits buying readymade players isn’t in the plan.He told the Liverpool Echo, “In football, there are two ways to improve. One is to sign good players and the second is training, but having time together is always good. You don’t have time together in football, usually, but we had it then, which was really good.”We don’t start at minus 20 and say ‘by the way, set-piece, we do this, we do that’ and you have to explain to six players and you think ‘oh God!’. Having a basis is brilliant, but you need world-class players and if they are not world-class already, they need the world-class potential. That is what we need at a club like Liverpool.”I think that is what we tried to do and it I think it worked pretty well. All the boys have improved a lot since we were together and that is what you have to do. So whatever we achieved, we did it because the boys always took the next steps, got more mature, got more confident and more convinced about the way we play.”I think meanwhile, it becomes really natural for the boys and that is so important. For us, our big target was to qualify for the Champions League and it was clear we wanted to do that. But it’s the most difficult league to do this in, in England but it happened somehow.”
Friday, the FBI and local police in Columbus, Ohio, released photos and sketches of a man they claim is a suspect in up to 20 bank robberies in the central Ohio area. How does this relate to college sports, you ask? The man is wearing Ohio State gear in every photo, and he’s been dubbed the “Buckeye Bandit” by the authorities and the media. The robberies go back all the way to 2013.Here are some photos, via ABC 6. Busted Coverage brought the topic to our attention.FBI Seeks Help Finding ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Serial Bank Robber – http://t.co/d2kT4Y5XGg pic.twitter.com/C06HUOdJkc— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) March 20, 2015FBI hunting for ‘Buckeye Bandit’ Ohio State fan who won’t stop robbing banks http://t.co/XucAtdRzbL pic.twitter.com/qAwedEVJIJ— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 20, 2015In all seriousness, let’s hope the suspect is caught soon and brought to justice.
jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkGiven Michigan’s last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year, the Wolverines will need to finish with fewer losses in-conference than the Spartans to claim the Big Ten East crown. That means that for Michigan to have a shot, Michigan State needs to lose either at Ohio State this Saturday or at home against Penn State in two weeks. UM head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked earlier this week if he’ll be rooting for the Buckeyes against the Spartans on Saturday. He basically ignored the question. Thursday morning, he was asked again, this time on Detroit radio show Stoney & Bill. This time around, he made it clear that he’d be rooting for whatever is “best” for Michigan – which, clearly, means he’s rooting for his program’s arch-rival.Harbaugh asked if Bo Schembechler would root for Ohio State or Michigan State on Saturday: “He’d root what’s best for Michigan.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Harbaugh on @StoneyandBill about OSU : “What’s best for Michigan” is what he wants— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 19, 2015Harbaugh scolds @stoney16 for saying he can’t root for OSU because of hate: “why would you associate the word hate with collegiate sports?!”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh won’t say ‘go Bucks” on @StoneyandBill :” What’s best for Michigan. I’d say it but I won’t because you’re telling me to say it.”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh: “What’s best for Michigan is what (I’ll be rooting for).”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Obviously, Michigan fans are in a bind here. If Ohio State can knock off Michigan State Saturday, Michigan needs to just win out to claim the Big Ten East. That being said, it involves rooting for the team they hate.Is Harbaugh breaking an unwritten rule by rooting for Ohio State? Or is this acceptable given the circumstances?
Twitter/@JENNeraly_crazyLocker room dances after big college football wins have become quite ubiquitous. On-field dances while you watch the clock run out on an arch-rival? Now that’s next level. With just six second left in regulation, Ohio State wide receiver Mike Thomas stood on the field and danced, eventually morphing his moves into the beginning of an “O-H-I-O.” We’re sure plenty of Buckeyes at home were ready to finish it, as the door slammed on the Wolverines.Mike Thomas. Lol #GoBucks @Cantguardmike #shhhh pic.twitter.com/Rhd8Y7msS1— Lindsey (@lindzlou01) November 28, 2015LOL This man @Cantguardmike is a FOOL!! #Zone6 https://t.co/J0q9QxzROR— Zach S ith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) November 28, 2015Ohio State has been up-and-down this season, but it picked a perfect spot for its best game of the year. Now, they need to root for Penn State to pull off a big upset.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will undergo a medical in Spain on Thursday as he closes in on completing his move to Atletico Madrid.Goal understands the Spain international will depart Stamford Bridge on an initial six-month loan deal, with the Liga outfit having the option to buy Morata for £43.7m ($57m) at the end of the season. There is understood to be a further £4.4m ($5.7m) in loan fees.His departure from west London has been signed off following the confirmation of Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival on a loan deal from Juventus, with the Argentina international reuniting with his former boss at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri. 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? And Sarri confirmed his happiness at having finally landed Higuain’s signature after Morata made it clear that he wanted to leave the club during the January transfer window“I think that Morata is a very good player,” he told reporters ahead of Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Tottenham. “I think that Morata has the characteristics for playing in my team”But Morata, one month ago, said he wanted to play in another team.”So it was really very difficult for him to give us the 100 per cent for his mental situation. But I think that Morata is potentially a very important player. From the physical and technical point of view, he is a very good player and suitable for my football.”The situation changed in the last month. So we needed to change. I don’t know [about the transfer market]. As you know very well, I don’t want to follow the market day by day. I don’t know the actual situation.”Morata told me 10 days ago that there was an opportunity in Spain, but I don’t know where.”We have some problems in scoring. Higuain usually is able to score 25 or 30 goals every season. But, as I told you before, in the market in January it’s very difficult to secure a very important striker.”Gonzalo was in a situation that we could try to buy him, and so we decided to try for Higuain.”Higuain was not registered in time to be eligible for the meeting with Mauricio Pochettino’s side as the Blues look to overturn a 1-0 deficit following the first leg at Wembley.Chelsea do have the option to make the deal permanent either this summer or at the end of the 2019-20 campaign should they extend the current loan move – a signal that the club’s normal policy of not offering long-term contracts to players over the age of 30 might be changing.And Sarri believes that 31-year-old Higuain is not too old to have a long term future in the English capital“Thirty-one and 32 is not really very old. I think that, for a striker, it’s very difficult to score with continuity when they are 22 or 23. So the best is from 27 to 32 or 33.”I don’t know exactly the details of the contract, though, so it’s very difficult for me to answer.”“It’s up to him. He has to score, first of all. I think that, for a long-term contract, he has to do very well. He has to play. He has to score. He has to be useful for the team.”Away from the transfer market, Chelsea have been in declining form over the winter period, leading to increased focus on their new manager and his players.Chelsea’s most recent match saw them well beaten at the Emirates Stadium in a 2-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal. and Sarri caused a stir post-match by claiming that his players were “extremely difficult to motivate”.The Italian, though, does not believe that his words should be construed as a warning to his players.“I didn’t attack my players,” he continued. “I told only my opinion about our problems. But I wanted them to realise the problem – I think it’s my job.”Of course, I have the responsibility also of the mental point of view, so the performance was my fault, of course.”But I said I am in trouble because it’s very difficult to motivate them, but I didn’t want to attack them. I didn’t attack my players. I only texplained to the journalists my problem.”They are very good boys. With this little problem that I think I can help them (with).“But I didn’t want to attack them. If we have a problem, I think we have to discuss the problem. We have to try and find the reason for the problem. We have to try and do something to improve. I cannot see a big problem with this. Why? Why would I keep it a secret?“I don’t know why, otherwise it would have been easy for me. I don’t know exactly the reason, or maybe there are 100 reasons. It’s difficult, but we have to try something to improve in this. We are changing something in training, something in pre-match.”We are trying to do our best, of course. But, for us, it’s a problem – not always, but even in some very important matches. So it’s really very strange.”When you play against Arsenal or Tottenham, you usually arrive at the match with a very high level of motivation and determination, but we made mistakes in this kind of match.”So it’s very strange and we need to improve. But they agree with me. I discussed it with the players after the match, and I said to them the same things as in the press conference. It’s not a big problem. I want to be direct with them in private and in public.”I said that, for me, it was very difficult to motivate them. Not impossible, but it’s very difficult.”
Liverpool players will surely be wondering what more they can do when they attempt to improve upon their last campaign in 2019-20.Jurgen Klopp’s job involves rallying his squad to go again after a season that saw them miss out on Premier League glory despite amassing a remarkable 97 points and that unenviable task gets under way in earnest in early July.The Reds won their sixth Champions League title, but their performance in the domestic cups left plenty to be desired and they will be eager to improve on those fronts this coming season having watched rivals Manchester City achieve an unprecedented treble. 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? Ahead of the upcoming campaign, Goal takes a look at Liverpool’s pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.Liverpool pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 11 Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Liverpool 7:30pm / 2:30pm Prenton Park, Birkenhead Jul 14 Bradford City 1-3 Liverpool 3pm / 10am Valley Park, Bradford Jul 19 Liverpool 2-3 Borussia Dortmund 1am / 8pm Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana Jul 21 Liverpool 1-2 Sevilla 11pm / 6pm Fenway Park, Boston Jul 24 Liverpool 2-2 Sporting 1am / 8pm Yankee Stadium, New York Jul 28 Liverpool 0-3 Napoli 5pm / 12pm Murrayfield, Edinburgh Jul 31 Liverpool 3-1 Lyon 6pm / 1pm Stade de Geneve, Geneva Aug 4 Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City* (5-4 pens.) 3pm / 10am Wembley Stadium, London *2019 Community Shield Liverpool kicked off their pre-season preparations with games in mid July against Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City before making their way across the Atlantic for a tour of the United States.Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund were the first Stateside opponent and that game took place in Notre Dame Stadium on July 19. Three days later it was La Liga opposition, with a clash against Sevilla in Boston on July 21.The Reds then made a trip to New York to play Sporting on July 24 before returning to the UK four days later for a game against Serie A giants Napoli at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield – the home of Scottish rugby.A clash against Ligue 1 giants Lyon takes place in Geneva on July 31 before Liverpool lock horns with familiar foes Manchester City at the beginning of August for in the Community Shield – the official curtain-raiser for the English club season.They had been scheduled to face Bundesliga side Schalke, but the game has been cancelled due to the earlier date on which the Reds open their league campaign.Liverpool 2019-20 transfer activity Having spent big money in recent years to bring in players such as Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, the summer of 2019 is set to be a relatively quiet transfer window for Liverpool.The squad that Klopp has built is a formidable one, which the 2018-19 campaign showed, and accordingly, the German coach is under no great pressure to strengthen too much.A forward, to take pressure off Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, is high on the agenda when it comes to areas in need of bolstering. The likes of Timo Werner and James Maddison have been linked.There will certainly be a number of first-team departures, however, with Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno leaving for free, while Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ings will also be heading through the exit door.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date DF Sepp van den Berg PEC Zwolle £1.3m Jul 1 FW Harvey Elliott Fulham Undisc. Jul 28 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date DF Alberto Moreno Released Free Jun 30 FW Daniel Sturridge Released Free Jun 30 DF Conor Randall Released Free Jun 30 GK Adam Bogdan Released Free Jun 30 FW Danny Ings Southampton £20m Jul 1 FW Sheyi Ojo Rangers Loan Jul 1 MF Allan Fluminense Loan Jul 1 MF Marko Grujic Hertha Berlin Loan Jul 1 MF Rafael Camacho Sporting £5m Jul 1 GK Kamil Grabara Huddersfield Town Loan Jul 15 GK Simon Mignolet Brugge £8m Aug 4 FW Harry Wilson Bournemouth Loan Aug 6 Liverpool 2019-20 Premier League fixtures Liverpool kicked off their 2019-20 Premier League campaign at Anfield on August 9 against newly promoted Norwich City.The Reds face Manchester United for the first time in the season on October 19, with a repeat of last season’s Champions League final in store against Tottenham the week after. Klopp’s side lock horns with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Anfield on November 9.The first Merseyside derby of the season against Everton is set to take place at Anfield on December 4, with the Toffees hosting the return fixture next March.Liverpool 2019-20 squad numbers No. Pos Player 1 GK Alisson 2 DF Nathaniel Clyne 3 MF Fabinho 4 DF Virgil van Dijk 5 MF Georginio Wijnaldum 6 DF Dejan Lovren 7 MF James Milner 8 MF Naby Keita 9 FW Roberto Firmino 10 FW Sadio Mane 11 FW Mohamed Salah 12 DF Joe Gomez 13 GK Adrian 14 MF Jordan Henderson 15 MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 20 MF Adam Lallana 23 MF Xherdan Shaqiri 24 FW Rhian Brewster 26 DF Andrew Robertson 27 FW Divock Origi 32 DF Joel Matip 40 MF Ryan Kent 48 MF Curtis Jones 51 DF Ki-Jana Hoever 62 GK Caoimhin Keller 65 DF Yasser Larouci 66 DF Trent Alexander-Arnold 67 MF Harvey Elliott 72 DF Sepp van den Berg Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Fisheye view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45-9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)With Week 3 in the books, ESPN’s FPI has updated its predictions for the rest of the 2018 season. The updates are now complete.One of the categories in the FPI is win-loss projections. These change on a weekly basis.You can see the full win-loss rankings here.Win-loss predictions for the top 25 are below. Note, these are the FPI top 25 rankings, not the official AP or Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings.Alabama: 12.0–0.9Georgia: 11.4 – 1.5Ohio State: 11.1 – 1.4Penn State: 10.5 – 1.8Oklahoma: 11.3 – 1.5Clemson: 11.4 – 1.4Washington: 10.2 – 2.5Michigan: 8.6 – 3.6Mississippi State: 9.2 – 2.9Auburn: 7.9 – 4.1Oklahoma State: 9.7 – 2.8Miami (Fla.): 9.1– 3.4Michigan State: 8.2 – 3.9Texas A&M: 7.6 – 4.4Notre Dame: 9.6 – 2.4Stanford: 9.0 – 3.2LSU: 8.3– 3.7Wisconsin: 8.2 – 4.3Virginia Tech: 8.6 – 2.8Boise State: 10.5 – 2.5Duke: 9.0– 3.2West Virginia: 7.3 – 3.9Iowa: 9.1 – 3.3Boston College: 8.6– 3.5Texas: 7.2– 5.0ESPN’s FPI can be found here.
TEMPE, AZ – OCTOBER 1: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans on October 1, 2005 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. USC won 38-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Herm Edwards and the Arizona State Sun Devils took on Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins in an all-Pac-12 affair. The Sun Devils held a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter when a very controversial call went down.Arizona State’s Merlin Robertson put a lick on UCLA quarterback Wilton Speight and was called for targeting. After reviewing the play, officials confirmed the targeting an ejected Robertson from the remainder of the game.Because the foul came in the second half, Robertson will have to miss the first half of the team’s game against Oregon next weekend.Video of the foul was released a few minutes after the call and fans were not pleased.Check it out.Arizona State LB Merlin Robinson was called for targeting against UCLA. He’ll miss the first half against Oregon. pic.twitter.com/X26k7pqGIt— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) November 10, 2018It appears Robertson puts his facemask right in the chest of Speight, which should not be a targeting call.Regardless, the Sun Devils stopped UCLA from scoring and then went for a touchdown to move the score to 24-14 with just over eight minutes remaining.
Next Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong’s doping ban doubled to eight yearsJemima Sumgong, who won the 2016 Rio Olympic gold in women’s marathon, was initially banned for four years by Kenya’s anti-doping agency (ADAK) in 2017 after testing positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).advertisement Reuters New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 21:29 IST Jemima Sumgong had won gold in the women’s marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJemima Sumgong found guilty of providing false information while defending herselfSumgong was initially banned for four years by Kenya’s anti-doping agency (ADAK) in 2017Sumsong became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold in 2016Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has had her doping ban doubled to eight years after being found guilty by the IAAF of providing false information while defending herself against her initial sanction, the Athletics Integrity Unit have said.Sumgong was initially banned for four years by Kenya’s anti-doping agency (ADAK) in 2017 after testing positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).The 34-year-old, who became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold at the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, said she had been injected with EPO by an “impostor” during a doctors’ strike in Kenya.That claim was rejected as “not authentic” by the disciplinary tribunal of international athletics’ governing body (IAAF).In a ruling dated Jan. 17, the tribunal said there was also “compelling evidence” Sumgong had falsified her medical records and lied about her whereabouts after the positive test for EPO.Her actions constituted a second anti-doping offence of “tampering with a doping control” and merited the imposition of a second four-year sanction, the tribunal, chaired by Michael Beloff QC, said in its ruling.Accordingly, Sumgong is now banned until is April 3, 2025, although she has the right to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Athletics Integrity Unit head Brett Clothier welcomed the tribunal’s decision.”We hope that it sends a message to dopers that the AIU has strong investigative capabilities and does not tolerate false evidence in doping cases,” he was quoted as saying by the Guardian.”We also want to underline the vital support of Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya in pursuing this case. They are a valuable partner in the fight against doping in Kenya.”advertisementAlso 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 Jemima Sumgong
Reuters DubaiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 22:58 IST Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Roger Federer won his 8th title in Dubai. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 8th title in DubaiTsitsipas had defeated Federer in the Australian Open earlier this yearFederer is only the second player to win 100 or more ATP titlesRoger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.The 20-times Grand Slam champion became the second man in the Open Era to claim 100 titles after American Jimmy Connors who won 109.Swiss Federer also avenged his shock defeat by Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round in January.”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th singles title,” Federer said.”Tough conditions and tough opponents. To win in Marseille and then come here was difficult for Stefanos.”Federer, who had been stuck on 99 titles since triumphing at his hometown Basel tournament in October, broke Tsitsipas in the first game of the match and saved two break points at 5-4 to claim the first set in 36 minutes.Tsitsipas, who will break into the top 10 for the first time on Monday, held firm up to 4-4 in the second set before the 37-year-old Federer switched gears to seal the decisive break and close out the victory.”I don’t know if Stefanos was born when I won my first title,” Federer joked.”It’s a privilege (to play against potential champions) because I’ll be watching them on TV. It was a treat to play Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. I’m sure Stefanos will have a wonderful career.”Tennis is in good hands regardless if I’m there or not.”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 Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Next Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Championships final to win 100th ATP titleDubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Roger Federer won the 100th ATP title of his career on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas.advertisement
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 11:08 IST The MCC also floated the idea of using one standard ball across all countries (Lord’s Cricket Ground Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMCC World Cricket Committee suggested that timer clocks be used during Test matchesThe panel also suggested that free hits be awarded to the batsman in case of no-ballsThey also floated the idea of using one standard ball in the format across all countriesThe Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) council on Tuesday suggested a few radical changes in the longest format of the game to curb the problem of slow over-rates.The MCC’s World Cricket Committee suggested that timer clocks be used during Test matches along with a host of other changes in the traditional and oldest format of the sport to make it more exciting for the fans and players.The future of the longest format of the game has been a subject of debate amid dwindling crowds for test matches outside Australia and England.A recent survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the sole authority on the laws of cricket since it was founded in 1787, found an overwhelming 86 percent of fans still identified test cricket as their preferred format.However, the survey also covered some of the key challenges in increasing attendances at ground and viewership of test matches and said players needed to show more urgency to speed up play with slow over rates being a key concern.International Cricket Council (ICC) statistics from last May showed that over rates in the last year were the lowest in the 11 years that they had been measured, the MCC said.- A timer, to be shown on the scoreboard, to count down from 45 seconds from the call of “Over”. (This would be increased to 60 seconds for a new batsman on strike and 80 seconds for a change of bowler). If either side is not ready to play when the clock reaches zero, they would receive a warning, with further infringements in that innings resulting in five Penalty runs being awarded to the opposition. This is consistent with Laws 41.9 (Time wasting by the fielding side) and 41.10 (Batsman wasting time).advertisement- A similar timer to be used at the fall of wickets, potentially with variable times, depending on the distance from the dressing rooms to the pitch, and at drinks breaks. Batsmen and fielders should be in position before the clock reaches zero.- During DRS reviews, the standard protocol should be cut short as soon as the TV production team is aware that it will be Not out. For example, time is often spent trying to discern an inside edge for LBWs, only to see, for example, that the ball was missing the stumps. As soon as the ball tracking has been loaded, if it will result in a Not out decision, the TV umpire should be informed immediately.The MCC committee also suggested that free hits be awarded to the batsman in case the bowler over-steps the crease, just like the rule in limited-overs cricket.”The MCC World Cricket committee recommends that Free Hits should be introduced after No balls in Test matches. The system is used in the white-ball formats and the added deterrent results in there being fewer No balls than in Tests.”For example, England recently had a spell of 45 ODIs without bowling a No ball, yet they bowled eleven in the three Test series against the West Indies. The system would not only be exciting for crowds when there was a Free Hit, but also it would help to speed up over rates, if fewer No balls are bowled,” read the MCC release.The MCC Cricket Committee, which comprises of Sourav Ganguly, Vince van der Bijl, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Warne, Mike Gatting and Kumar Sangakkara, also floated the idea of using one standard ball in the format across all countries. Currently the SG, Kokkaburra and Dukes are used in all the Test playing nations around the globe.”You take on board what people like Virat Kohli and others say about what sort of ball they like. And one would have to say that the Dukes ball has come up, and people have said that as a standard ball, maybe that’s what we should be looking to get and play with.”Because it seems to have given a better balance for batsmen and bowlers even on flatter wickets. I think we should be listening to the players about this. It’s not what I think, it’s the players. They’re going to play with it. And they’ve spoken out and they would like to see a standardised ball and it might well be a Dukes ball,” MCC member Mike Gatting said.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow MCCFollow Marylebone Cricket ClubFollow Test cricketFollow MCC World Cricket CommitteeFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Shane WarneFollow Kumar Sangakkara Timer clocks to prevent time wasting, free hits in Tests: Suggestions by MCC committeeInternational Cricket Council (ICC) statistics from May 2018 show that over rates in the last year were the lowest in the 11 years they had been measured.advertisement
Press Trust of India Taoyuan CityMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 13:18 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record and then went on to win mixed team gold at Asian Airgun Championship. (@India_All Sports Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary won the mixed team gold at Asian Airgun ChampionshipBhaker and Saurabh set a qualification world record at the eventThe two had won gold in the event in the New Delhi Shooting World Cup as well last monthTeenage Indian shooting stars Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record before clinching the 10m air pistol mixed team gold in the 12th Asian Airgun Championship in Taoyuan, Taipei on Wednesday.Their feat came exactly a month after they won the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage gold in the same event in Delhi.The 17-year-old Manu and 16-year-old Saurabh shot a combined score of 784 in the qualification round, breaking the record set by Russians Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov at the European Championships five days ago.The Indians then went on to win the five-team final with a score of 484.8.Hwang Seongeun and Kim Mose of Korea won the silver with a score of 481.1 while Wu Chia Ying and Kou Kuan-Ting claimed the bronze for the host country with a score of 413.3.A second Indian team comprising of Anuradha and Abhishek Verma also reached the finals and finished fourth with a score of 372.1, the National Rifle association of India (NRAI) said in a statement here.Also Read | ISSF World Cup in New Delhi: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win gold in 10m Air Pistol Mixed TeamFor 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 Asian Airgun ChampionshipFollow Manu BhakerFollow Saurabh Chaudhary Next Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team goldAsian Airgun Championship: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record before they won the gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team event.advertisement
Next Gareth Southgate offers to help England women’s team before World CupThe England women’s team is ranked fourth in the world and are among the favourites to win the World Cup, which starts on June 7 in France.advertisement Reuters EnglandMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 16:17 IST Gareth Southgate led England men’s team to the World Cup semis in Russia last year (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouthgate led England men’s team to the World Cup semis in Russia last yearEngland women’s team won the four-team SheBelieves Cup earlier this monthEngland kick off their women’s World Cup campaign on June 9 against ScotlandGareth Southgate has said his door is open for Phil Neville if the England women’s team coach wants to reach out to him for advice ahead of the women’s World Cup in June.Southgate, who led the men’s team to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia last year, meets Neville regularly at St George’s Park and says information is already being shared between members of their support staff.”We’re all at St George’s and in offices next door to each other so, as much as we can, we try and share what’s going on across the games,” Southgate told the Daily Telegraph.”Phil knows that whenever he wants to pick our brains on tournaments or our experiences then we are here to help. It’s not for me to go knocking and tell him, he knows we are here.”A lot of the medical teams and physical performance teams are sharing information… because that area in the women’s game has been underfunded and is better now because more of the bigger clubs are getting involved.”The Lionesses are ranked fourth in the world and are among the favourites to win the World Cup, which starts on June 7 in France.Neville’s side won the four-team SheBelieves Cup earlier this month, beating Brazil and Japan and drawing with hosts United States, who are also the reigning world champions.”I think they’ve broken through. The bronze medal (at the 2015 women’s World Cup) was a massive step forward,” Southgate added. “They’re hugely competitive now with all the top nations.”advertisementEngland, who are in Group D, kick off their World Cup campaign on June 9 against Scotland. Argentina and Japan are the other teams in the group.Also Read | France is hosting the women’s FIFA World Cup in 2019: Time to talk about itAlso Read | India set to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020Also Read | England manager Gareth Southgate banking on youth to bring future gloryAlso Watch | Lingard, Southgate defend Raheem Sterling over gun tattooFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow FIFA World CupFollow Gareth SouthgateFollow Women’s World Cup
graphs view more view less India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 19:09 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed took a brilliant catch to dismiss Ross Taylor for 3 during the World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfaraz Ahmed dismissed Ross Taylor with his flying catch behind the wicketsPakistan are facing New Zealand in Birmingham to stay alive in contention for the semi-finals spotPakistan are currently placed 7th on the World Cup points tableSo far in the World Cup 2019, sloppy ground fielding, dropped catches and missed run-outs have been the highlighting features of the Pakistan team.Before facing New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday, Pakistan had dropped 13 catches in the tournament. Against South Africa alone at Lord’s, they had dropped 6 of them. When they faced Australia, Asif Ali first dropped Aaron Finch at slips and later also popped out a sitter at the third man providing David Warner with an opportunity to score a century.Having said all this, it would not be wrong to quote Ramiz Raza here, that Pakistan’s fielding has been “rubbish” in this World Cup.For their poor show on the field, Pakistan have become the favourite subject to the meme game on the internet. From the skipper Sarfarz Ahmed’s yawning on the field to his team’s burger party ahead of the India clash, Pakistan have found themselves at the recieving end of flak from their fans.Recently, a video had also surfaced where skipper Sarfaraz was seen walking in a mall in England with his son when a fan stopped him and asked why he was fat like a pig.However, it looks like, Sarfaraz Ahmed has finally silent the crictics after taking a magnificent catch during their match against New Zealand in Birmingham where the Asian giants are fighting to stay in contention for a semi-final spot.During the 9th over of the match, Sarfaraz Ahmed pulled off a Jhonty Rhodes behind the wicket to dismiss Ross Taylor for 3. When Taylor got a thick edge of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s full length delivery, Sarfaraz Ahmed threw himself full-length to his right, flying like superman and plucked the ball to give Afridi his second wicket.advertisementAs Sarfaraz took the brilliant catch, the internet was once again flooded with memes, some praising his efforts while others taking a dig at his yawn during India’s match.Sarfaraz ne catch nahi match pakra hai…Time pe soney ke faidey!#PakvNZ pic.twitter.com/PQPF13M0reSafia diya (@pukhtana_tweets) June 26, 20191. how others see the ball2. how sarfaraz see the ball #NZvsPAK pic.twitter.com/WZruxqUukpayushi singh (@__ayyushi) June 26, 2019The Sarfaraz The SarfarazNZ expected NZ got pic.twitter.com/8H4rvbT4EV https://t.co/hSQw11UPr3(Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) June 26, 2019#NZvPAK #PAKvNZ #CWC19*Pakistan Team Taking two early wickets*Me : Okay !!*Pakistani players giving their 100 percent effort in fielding*Me : okay !!*Sarfaraz takes the catch which was almost in the first slip*Me pic.twitter.com/U9E1Y4YUwgubaidiqbalkhan (@ubaidiqbalkhan) June 26, 2019Sarfaraz To Shoaib Akhtar : Ab bol na Unfit Sarfu you beautyWhat a catch #CWC19 #pakvnz #NZvPAK #pakvsNZ #NZvsPAK pic.twitter.com/nxjn8vKgyIShivam (@batballlover) June 26, 2019*Sarfaraz CatchReminds: pic.twitter.com/1uV6bCFmfzHaffiii (@HaffiSpeaks) June 26, 2019Shoaib Akhter after watching SArfaraz’s catch pic.twitter.com/UHul6uGDMNQaria Akram (@QariaAkram) June 26, 2019Sarfaraz later also caught skipper Kane Williamson behind the wickets as New Zealand lost their 5th wicket for 84 runs.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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sarfaraz AhmedFollow New Zealand vs Pakistan scorecard commentary World Cup 2019: Memes go viral after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s diving effortWorld Cup 2019: Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed took a brilliant catch behind the wickets to dismiss Ross Taylor in their must-win game to to stay in contention for a spot in the semi-finals. advertisement Next No data available!
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The perpetual calendar is one of the most classic higher complications. A personal favorite of mine, this calendar complication tells the day, date, month, year, and will adjust for different length months and leap years. More useful than a chronograph and less expensive than a tourbillon or minute repeater. Although the complication has been around for hundreds of years, it’s long overdue for Audemars Piguet to update one of their flagship timepieces; the Royal Oak Perpetual.A few years back, Audemars Piguet introduced their world class royal oak design in a slightly larger 41mm. Time only and chronograph versions have been terrific sellers and its about time a new complication has been introduced. The larger case allows for the a legible, symmetrical dial which includes a moon phase and 52-week indicator along the perimeter. A newly engineered movement has been designed to fit the slightly larger case but still maintains a slim profile of a mere 4.31mm. An exhibition back offers a view of the fine movement finishing. Equally fine is the finishing on the royal oak case and bracelet with a combination of matte and shiny finishes. This new perpetual is offered in four variations: rose gold with either silver or blue dials, and stainless steel with either silver or blue dials.If there was one high end timepiece that could be the be all and end all it would would be the Royal Oak Perpetual. At its new 41mm size, it makes for a great all around piece and thin enough for dress as well. The Royal Oak is one of the few bracelet pieces that is a certifiable dress watch as well. With the price tag that comes along with it might have to be your only watch also. The stainless steel MSRP is $60,900 and the rose gold is $95,700. A small price to pay for the most iconic bracelet design with the most classic complication inside. Editors’ Recommendations The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Introducing a New Look for The Manual Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional
Long before Norwegian Wool founder and CEO Michael Berkowitz was committed to creating a brand combining style and function, he was “slumming it” on Wall Street.“I never dreamed I would leave the world of commodity investments to go into fashion,” he says with a laugh. “However, my number one business interest always has been to solve problems and year after year I had the problem of not having a good coat. All of mine were either warm but not nice or nice but not warm. It seemed crazy that I looked in stores and online and could not find a tailored fitting coat that was actually designed for Northeast winters. So I decided that it might be time to play around with making some prototypes.”When his first unit arrived back, it was down lined and waterproofed without the traditionally unaesthetically pleasing puffiness associated with winter coats. Realizing he was onto something, Berkowitz began selling units as a hobby and before long, it turned into a full time gig, forcing him to quit his position at the hedge fund.The brand’s fall collection is lined with a specially engineered layer of 90 percent pure white down and 10 percent feathers specifically designed for sub-zero temperatures.The unique “inner membrane” in between the wool/cashmere outer layer and the down lining adds wind resistance and creates additional warmth on days like… well, today.All coats are 100% waterproof and contain seams and pockets expertly sealed so that moisture doesn’t seep into the lining. The side pockets are extra deep and fleece-lined for additional warmth.Each coat in the collection been named after locations in Norway: The Lyngen line of coats is made from 100 percent Italian Merino Wool and, like its namesake, has a modern and natural look; The Velmunden line features classic Navy Blue and Midnight Black coats that are made from smooth and silky Italian cashmere wool blends; and the Nordlikht is made in Italy from 100 percent Cashmere and has an ultra-luxurious Rex Rabbit fur trim in the collar.Check out the entire collection, starting at $845, here. Editors’ Recommendations Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall 1. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection 2. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection 3. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection 4. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection 5. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection 6. Norwegian Wool Fall Collection
6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Esteemed menswear brand Drake’s has come a long way since Michael Drake founded it in East London in 1977 as a line of “Scarves, Shawls and Plaids.” Initially known for its fine furnishings, neckties and pocket squares and now run by creative director Michael Hill, the label today offers a complete collection of dapper menswear that ranges from socks ($35) to shirting (starting at $175) tailored sportcoats ($1295), outerwear ($645 and up), accessories, and footwear all made from the highest quality fabrics and materials. Sold at its two stores in England and a pop-up shop in New York, the line is also available directly online and at such well respected retailers as Harrods, Selfridges, Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, to name just a few.Michael Hill recently gave The Manual an update on the latest offerings of this winning British brand and explained why it continues to bait sartorially superior chaps nearly 40 years later.What is Drake’s best known for?Hand printed design and men’s furnishings. And hand-making on Haberdasher Street, London.What is the overall aesthetic of the line?Sartorially rooted in great, timeless men’s clothes, yet with a soft, comfortable refinement for today.Who is the Drake’s customer?A guy that’s looking for quality and style. We find he tends to be between his mid twenties and mid sixties.How has the line evolved over the years?From furnishings into shirts – we’re proud to now be making in our own factory in Somerset, England – knitwear and tailoring. It’s never a question of brand extensions, rather making great products that we believe in and would like to wear ourselves.Tell me about the new denim collection you’ve just launched for fall 2016.The jeans have a decent rise (higher than average) with room on the seat and thigh, with a slight taper. So of course they work casually but they also work with a tailored jacket. Made from 14.5 oz selvage denim, they’re made down the road from our Haberdasher Street factory by our friends in Walthamstow.What are some of your favorite pieces in the current collection?This season I love our reversible navy to Blackwatch tartan overcoat, our Donegal knitwear and the waxed bucket hat. They all look great, but it’s the quality of the raw ingredients and craftsmanship involved in making them that sets them apart.What else sets Drake’s apart from other brands?The fact that we’re not only designers and merchants but also manufacturers. Design and make are interconnected and we’re dedicated to both.What are the plans for the future?The plan is to continue our slow evolution. We have a shop-in-shop in the pipeline for spring next year in Tokyo and we’d love to take our offer to a wider audience by eventually opening more retail. Thankfully we’re a small enough team to be fairly nimble in our approach to this. And we’ll also add another product category, if it feels right – in fact we can announce that swimwear is in the design stage for summer ’17. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn
Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Editors’ Recommendations The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier The Amazon Kindle has long been the benchmark for e-readers. It seems that every year, the company finds new, incremental ways to make its already great digital book technology even better. With the launch of the new, new Kindle Oasis (to differentiate from 2016’s “new Kindle Oasis”), the company is changing the game yet again.Just in time for the Kindle’s tenth anniversary, Amazon has introduced its best-ever Kindle. The aptly named Kindle Oasis boasts the clearest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display yet. The 7-inch screen (up from six inches) provides 300 PPI (pixels per inch) — enough real estate for 30 percent more words on every page. With a couple of additional LED lights, the ultra-crisp screen guarantees uniform lighting across the display and no glare, even in the brightest sunlight. Built-in sensors also detect ambient lighting and automatically adjust the screen’s brightness accordingly.Perhaps the most exciting new feature for the Kindle Oasis, however, is its legit IPX8 waterproof rating (somehow the folks at Amazon never thought the original Oasis should be waterproof). For anyone who’s hard on electronics — travelers, in particular — this means the Kindle is could be a go-anywhere device. Tests have confirmed the new Kindle can survive being submerged for up to an hour in six feet of water. Amazon has not confirmed exactly how it achieved this feat, though it has been tested in hot tubs and pools.Straight out of the box, the device just feels better to the touch. This is largely due to the all-aluminum back, which is a distinct upgrade from the previous soft plastic construction. The shape of the case is similar to earlier Kindles with one thicker side and one tapered side — the ideal form factor for one-handed reading. With an extended battery life, the device provides weeks of reading time.The new Kindle will feature a built-in app for seamless integration with Audible’s massive audiobook library. Sadly, like its predecessors, the Kindle Oasis still doesn’t offer integrated speakers. However, Bluetooth allows for streaming directly from the device to wireless speakers or headphones.The new Amazon Kindle Oasis will begin shipping at the end of October 2017; the 8 GB model available for $250 and the 32GB will retail for $299. Or brother site, Digital Trends, did an in-depth review of the Kindle Oasis, which is definitely worth a read before you drop the big bucks on a new device.