Month: October 2019

10 months agoRoma wing-back Florenzi: Champions League qualification our goal

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma wing-back Florenzi: Champions League qualification our goalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma wing-back Alessandro Florenzi says their target is Champions League qualification.Florenzi admits trophies are on the agenda.He said, “The Coppa Italia could be a very important objective for Roma. We mustn’t take dreams out of our minds.“Even if we know Serie A is impossible, we have another objective, which is the Champions League.“I’m not saying it’s a utopia, but it would really be a dream to retrace what we did last season and improve on it, even if it won’t be easy.“I don’t think we lack malice. Sometimes we haven’t been clinical enough. I’m not just talking about the strikers but rather everyone, myself included.“We’re lacking a bit in this regard, similar to how we’re lacking in desire to not concede goals.“I’m not just talking about the defenders but rather the whole team. These are things that we had last season and we have to find them again.” last_img read more

a month agoArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make Europa League his competition

first_imgArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make Europa League his competitionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make the Europa League his competition.Saka scored in their 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.He said: “There will be a lot of opportunities in the Europa League. That’s how I made my debut last season and I hope I can continue to get more and more opportunities and keep progressing so I can maybe one day play in the Premier League and start playing for Arsenal’s first team.”I feel like I’ve been with the first team a lot this season, I’ve been training with them a lot, I know the players, they know me and I don’t think it was too different for me because I train with them every day.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 hours ago​Silva insists West Ham was turning point for Everton

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Silva insists West Ham was turning point for Evertonby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton manager Marco Silva believes that his team experienced a turning point against West Ham United.The Blues boss believes their gritty 2-0 win at Goodison Park over the Hammers will see them revive their season.The Toffees were in the relegation zone before that game, but are now looking to get back into the top half of the table.”We performed so well, we showed that quality, that pride in ourselves to play the level we played,” Silva told reporters.”Of course we have to build from that. It was a turning point for us. It does not mean we will win all the matches from now until the end of the season of course but we have to play in that way, always to win, always with that pride in ourselves.”We have to play with that pace, with that desire to win the game, and play with freedom like we did even if that pressure was there.” last_img read more

Photo: Ohio State Fan Named His Incredibly Cute Puppy “Bosa”

first_imgA cute puppy named "Bosa" after the Ohio State stars.Ohio State sophomore Joey Bosa was a huge part of the Buckeyes’ national championship run this past year. He’s also one of the most popular players on the team – both in the locker room and with the fan base. The combination has apparently led to at least one Buckeyes supporter naming his new puppy after the defensive end.Kit Hartsfield, an Ohio State fan who actually played some ball at Austin Peay, tweeted out a photo of his incredibly cute new pet. He named him “Bosa”, and tweeted a photo at the player himself. Bosa retweeted the photo.Meet Bosa @jbbigbear— Kit Hartsfield (@khartsfield2) February 23, 2015This past June, we wrote an article about the baby name “Braxton” seeing a 300% increase from 2011 to 2013. Perhaps “Bosa” will the the equivalent when it comes to naming pets.last_img read more

Brutus Buckeye’s Response To The Jim Harbaugh “Views From The 6” Cover Is Tremendous

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Shut it down, everyone. The informal contest to see who would come up with the best college football-themed take on Drake’s Views From The 6 cover might be over just a few days in. After Jay Harbaugh put together a pretty good effort featuring his father, Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye posted his own version…and yeah, this is pretty mean if you’re a Michigan fan..@BleacherReport ** #VIEWS fro TSUN. **#GoBucks— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) April 26, 2016 Considering the score of last year’s game at Michigan Stadium, he probably could’ve left the Parental Advisory sticker in place. It was pretty appropriate.[Bleacher Report]last_img read more

Why Conte, not Pochettino, is the right man for Man Utd

first_imgMuch of the build-up to the game between Tottenham and Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday has been focused on Mauricio Pochettino. The Spurs manager is reckoned to be the heavy favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once his short-term deal expires this summer.Spurs fans have been pretty vocal over what they perceive to be disrespect in the tones in which their manager is being discussed. It’s been portrayed in many circles as a matter of formality that Pochettino would up sticks and move to Old Trafford. But it’s not so simple these days.This is not the Manchester United of 20 top-flight titles. This is not the Manchester United of three Champions League finals in four seasons between 2008 and 2011. This is a very different Manchester United, where history is the biggest selling point and the lay of the land does not necessarily lend itself to the empire building that Pochettino would need to thrive.  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? Make no mistake and do not let the recent run of results fool you. There may be harmony in the squad at present – as evidenced by a pleasant training camp in Dubai – but there is still wild dysfunction about Manchester United.The sacking of Jose Mourinho merely papers over the cracks, and the good start experienced by Solskjaer should not be mistaken for a revival or for the new normal. United have such a way to travel before they can legitimately call themselves a top club again that it is tough to know where to start.They can rip it up and start again but that will take decades. No one is going to get that kind of time. So, what they need to do is embrace the chaos, move quickly from one era to the next and discard the coaches who cannot keep up. And that is not the type of chaos that would suit the talents of Pochettino. His progression at Spurs has been gradual. He has mixed some of the talents already at the club with some newcomers in the market while also bringing through plenty of young talent to boot.He has had the space, the time and the right environment to do that. What he is achieving right now is the culmination of Spurs doing things properly.United have had plenty of managers since Pochetttino arrived in north London. Each one has left behind a hotchpotch of signings and the squad is lacking any sort of collective identity. There is simply no guarantee that Pochettino would not end up like David Moyes, Louis van Gaal or Mourinho and be discarded as soon as results start to go skew-whiff.Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham 2018That does not happen at Spurs, not that Pochettino has had to endure many nightmare runs of results. But he has built up enough credit with the chairman Daniel Levy over the years that his position is secure for the long-term.These are testing times for Tottenham with a lack of transfer activity in the summer and continued fan discontent surrounding the impending move back from Wembley to the new White Hart Lane. Through it all results have been consistent and performances of a high level.There have been thrilling individual displays from the likes of Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and, of course, the captain Harry Kane. And that is the team that Pochettino has created with his own two hands. Spurs are going places; right now they appear to be a far better long-term bet than United.The only downside at the moment is the contract situation of a few of their stars, not least Eriksen. If Spurs could somehow convince the Dane to commit his future to the club and to the new stadium then all would be well. Without that signature, there is the sense that Spurs are ready to be picked off – yet again.United is no place for Pochettino right now; there is simply no way he could replicate his project there and all he could do is damage his reputation, albeit with a very handsome payoff.What United need is a manager who can thrive despite the drama all around him. What they need is a manager who can roll his sleeves up on day one, make improvements to the players already on the books and set them out in such a way that they can climb the league table quickly.What they need is a man with a track record of delivering at top clubs with difficult structures that require a politician’s disposition and a thick skin. They need a man who can get in, get trophies and get out.Because Manchester United are that kind of club now. There will be no legacy builder. There will be managers coming in for short-term spells and what will define the success of their reigns will be the number of trophies they win.They need Antonio Conte.Jose Mourinho Antonio Conte Manchester United ChelseaConte has proven at Chelsea that he has what it takes to succeed in the grind of the Premier League. He instilled a remarkable consistency and discipline in the Chelsea squad. It may not have suited everyone at the time – fallouts with David Luiz and Diego Costa were particularly ugly – but it scarcely mattered. He made Chelsea champions in his first season in charge.Conte picked up the pieces of Mourinho’s third-season botch and made the club as good as new. And, crucially, he is available.Conte, after his successes with Juventus and Chelsea, has earned the right to be fussy. He turned down Real Madrid earlier this season as he did not feel like taking over from Julen Lopetegui mid-season. He needs time to plan his own project, and considering the trouble Santiago Solari is currently experiencing it can be said he dodged a bullet.He will, however, be ready for his next challenge next summer, once the fug of the dispute with Chelsea has settled. And he will be coming to the market with a super club in mind. He would be interested in what United have to say, just like he would be interested in Real at the right time, or Bayern Munich. But it is United who would suit him down to the ground.The players that were good enough and hungry enough would stay. The rest would be frozen out. A couple of key additions would be identified. United would quickly have a recognisable style of play and would stick to it. They would be hard to beat and would be well-matched to the challenges of Manchester City or Liverpool.That is why United and Pochettino should stay well away from each other. The job suits Conte and Conte suits the job. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

From sex scandal to shock exit – Salah’s miserable AFCON

first_imgAfter Egypt’s shock last-16 elimination by South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday night, Mohamed Salah took to Twitter to thank his nation’s “loyal fans” for their support.The forward also made a promise: “We will learn from the mistakes that we made.”One sincerely hopes that Salah meant addressing the mistakes Egypt made off the field, as well as on it. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The tournament has been an unmitigated disaster for the host nation and their star player, who scored twice but struggled overall to influence games, most notably of all in the tame 1-0 loss to South Africa in Cairo.That defeat resulted in Salah and his team-mates being booed off the field. It was a dreadfully anti-climactic end to a campaign that, as the now former Egypt boss Javier Aguirre pointed out, could well have put the winger in pole position in the race for this year’s Ballon d’Or.Having helped Liverpool conquer Europe with the opening goal in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Champions League final – a year after being cruelly forced out of the tournament decider with a shoulder problem – it was hoped that he could replicate that tale of redemption by leading his nation to a first AFCON title since 2010.After rushing his return from injury to represent Egypt at the 2018 World Cup, Salah was, understandably, a shadow of his usual scintillating self in Russia as The Pharaohs crashed out in the first round without registering a single point.Even more frustratingly, he came under fire after accepting honorary Chechen citizenship from the region’s controversial leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, who has a dubious human rights record.In addition, there was a bitter argument with the Egyptian Football Association, whom Salah blamed for the “many disturbances at the team’s camp during our participation at the World Cup in Russia”.Salah vs South Africa Afcon 2019The 27-year-old winger alleged that he regularly had to deal with Egyptian officials and celebrities coming to his room wanting to talk.Given his disdain for unwanted attention, Salah could, therefore, have been expected to have better handled the sexual harassment controversy that completely overshadowed his country’s attempt to win the AFCON on home soil this summer.Ahead of Egypt’s second group fixture, against DR Congo, Amr Warda was expelled from the squad after Merhan Keller, a British-Egyptian model, shared screenshots of lewd and aggressive messages allegedly sent by the midfielder to her and other women.However, rather than accept the Egyptian FA’s decision, which was taken “to maintain the state of discipline, commitment and concentration” in the squad, several senior players, including Salah, instead challenged it.The net result was Warda – after apologising for his actions – was allowed to rejoin the panel for Egypt’s final group game, and the last-16 meeting with South Africa.Salah’s support had been crucial.”Women must be treated with the utmost respect,” he wrote online. “‘No’ means ‘no’. Those things are and must remain sacred.”I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out.”We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”Mohamed Salah Warda PSBut neither was overturning the EFA’s perfectly legitimate decision to expel a serial offender.According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Warda’s loan spell at Feirense in 2017 was terminated after he allegedly harassed the wives of two team-mates just days after arriving at the club. Thus, Warda had already long since received a second chance.To outsiders, then, it looked like Salah and his team-mates had essentially prioritised their Africa Cup of Nations campaign over taking a stand in support of harassed women.In addition, Keller, who is taking legal action against Warda, subsequently claimed that she has received “thousands” of abusive messages after Salah’s tweets.”This person (Salah) is God in Egypt. Literally,” she told The Daily Mirror. “He is one of the most recognised figures in the world. This has pushed people to harass me even more.”You have no idea the amount of hate messages, threats and stuff that I am getting. I cannot go to my country right now if I want to visit my family. People will attack me in the streets.”You know what he has done, so the fact that he (Salah) is still siding with him (Warda) is really, really painful.”Merhan Keller Salah Warda EgyptAmr Warda Egypt AFCONSalah’s stance wasn’t only offensive, either. It was downright bizarre, given that he had championed women’s rights in an interview with Time magazine in April.”I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture,” he said. “It’s not optional.”The inclusion of Warda shouldn’t have been optional either, though. Being team-mates or friends shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to determining someone’s suitability to representing the national team.Rightly or wrongly, some footballers are considered role models. And it is a responsibility that Salah takes very seriously. He has spoken in the past of the “pressure” that comes with the job.”To be the first Egyptian in [this] situation and no one has done this before,” he said, “it’s something different.”And not at all easy. For the most part, though, Salah has conducted himself with commendable class and done his nation proud.A man of compassion, he has done an incredible job – particularly in England – in helping break down social, cultural and religious barriers and in promoting unity and harmony. Indeed, there are few more likeable or influential figures in the game today.However, he erred badly in supporting Warda’s reinstatement after just one game in exile.Warda’s actions haven’t just called his own character into question, they’ve also cast Salah and his colleagues in a most unfavourable light.We can only hope that they soon realise that they made a mistake. And then learn from it. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Shea Patterson Has Reportedly Signed A Contract With The Texas Rangers For 2019

first_imgA closeup of Shea Patterson throwing the ball for Ole Miss.AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 07: Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels looks to pass against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Barring something unexpected, Shea Patterson will be Michigan’s starting quarterback this season. What he does beyond that will be interesting to follow.It seems that Patterson might have some options at his disposal. According to the Dallas Morning News ‘ Evan Grant, Patterson has signed a 2019 contract to play for the Texas Rangers after he completes his eligibility at Michigan.The Rangers drafted Patterson in the 39th round this year. He has not played college baseball.Martin Perez will pitch Thursday for Round Rock…. Jax Biggers No. 9 pick has signed… 39th round pick Shea Patterson has signed a 2019 contract to play after he completes his football eligibility at Michigan— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 3, 2018Patterson’s main focus has always clearly been football. He could be a first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft if he has a strong junior season at Michigan.His future should be in football. This is just likely him hedging his bets.Patterson transferred to Michigan from Ole Miss during the winter. Due to the sanctions surrounding the Rebel program, he was granted immediate eligibility at Michigan this coming season.He will compete with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey and true freshman Joe Milton to be Michigan’s starting QB this fall.Michigan opens its 2018 season at Notre Dame on Sept. 1.last_img read more

Look At What Ohio State Is Doing Inside Its Football Facility Today

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program is ready for Michigan.The Buckeyes have officially begun their Rivalry Week festivities, as they’re displaying inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this morning.Ohio State, as it always does during Michigan Week, is blaring a very appropriate song inside its walls.LL Cool J’s “It’s Time For War” is playing at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this morning, which means it’s Michigan week here at Ohio State.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 19, 2018Check it out:it’s time for war— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) November 19, 2018Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Ohio State Football Lands Huge Recruiting News On Christmas

first_imgohio state's new head coach ryan dayCOLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Acting head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program has landed some big recruiting news on Christmas Day.The Buckeyes have landed a commitment from one of the top wide receivers in the country.Gee Scott Jr., a four-star wide receiver out of Washington, has committed to Ryan Day and Co.The top prospect chose the Buckeyes over Wisconsin and Washington, among other programs.Scott announced his commitment on Twitter.“A dream come true. I am 100% Committed…” he announced.A dream come true.I am 100% Committed…— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) December 25, 2018Ohio State is building one of the top recruiting classes in the country for 2020.The Buckeyes now have six commitments, five of which are four-star prospects, with one being a five-star recruit.You can view Ohio State’s full 2020 class here.last_img read more

ESPN: Georgia Football A ‘Loser’ Of 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgKirby Smart coaching for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 14: Head Coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs shouts instructions to his team during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia football didn’t make it back to the College Football Playoff, but it was still a pretty impressive season for the Bulldogs.The Dawgs fell just short of knocking off Alabama in the SEC Championship after winning the East for the second year in a row.The loss to Texas in the Sugar Bowl had to disappoint fans, but the program has clearly positioned itself as a national championship caliber squad.With that success, comes plenty of early departures.Alabama knows it all too well, but reloads every year. Clemson’s ability to retain defensive stars, on the other hand, was a major contributor to the Tigers’ national title win.We’ll have to wait until the fall to see how Kirby Smart’s team reacts, but the losses are heavy for UGA once again, especially on offense.ESPN identified Georgia football as a “loser” of today’s NFL Draft early declaration deadline.From Adam Rittenberg:Georgia: The Bulldogs had four offensive skill players declare as underclassmen, including their top three pass-catchers, wideouts Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman and tight end Isaac Nauta. None is rated among Kiper’s top prospects at their respective positions. Would they have left if Georgia passed the ball more? We’ll never know. Quarterback Jake Fromm will have a largely new group of targets in 2019. Running back Elijah Holyfield’s departure made sense as D’Andre Swift remains in Athens and Zamir White returns from injury.Recruiting remains at an elite level, so Smart’s program should be fine. If the Dawgs want to compete for a return to the CFP, they’ll need some of their young guys to step up, alongside star quarterback Jake Fromm and running back D’Andre Swift, both of whom are on early Heisman lists.[ESPN]last_img read more

IPL 2019: Aware of what to expect from Delhi Capitals, says Ben Cutting

first_imgIPL 2019: Aware of what to expect from Delhi Capitals, says Ben CuttingMumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Since the home team is also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 21:28 IST IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on ThursdayMI allrounder Ben Cutting said his team is aware of what to expect from DCMI skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have all been named in India’s World Cup squadMumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on a low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket on Thursday and with the home team also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.”It helps if the home team doesn’t have the advantage. We start even in that case. We have played against all the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders and I think we are aware of what to expect from Delhi. We have kept a close eye on how they play,” he pointed out on the eve of their clash against Delhi.Asked how MI are looking to approach the away games after playing quite a few matches at home, Cutting said: “Pretty much how we approached the other games. We play four straight games on the road and the wickets will be fairly different. We will look to adapt to the conditions.”MI skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have all been named in India’s World Cup squad. Asked if that will help the players focus more on the Indian Premier League (IPL) now, the all-rounder said the focus anyway was on this tournament.”The World Cup is starting in a couple of months time. Right now it is important to focus on the IPL. You have to play freely and that is how it is in T20 cricket and I don’t think there is any other way,” he opined.advertisementAsked if there have been any talks on workload management, Cutting said: “The bowling coaches can say that. It isn’t something that we can speak about.”Also Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ Alzarri Joseph ruled out of tournament due to shoulder injuryAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan attributes Delhi Capitals’ success to Sourav Ganguly and Ricky PontingAlso Read | Believe we can win IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas IyerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Ben CuttingFollow MI vs DClast_img read more

IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in last-ball thriller to win 4th title

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IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in last-ball thriller to win 4th titleIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a last-ball thriller to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League for the 4th time. graphscenter_img view more view less commentary Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 11:02 IST IPL 2019 final: Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar shone with the ball as Mumbai Indians defended a 150-run target against Chennai Super Kings ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the final to win the IPL for the 4th timeLasith Malinga defended 8 off the final over as MI won IPL 2019 after a dramatic final on HyderabadShane Watson’s heroic 80 went in vain as CSK failed to defend their titleMumbai Indians defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a thriller in Hyderabad on Sunday to become the 1st team to win the Indian Premier League 4 times.Shane Watson played a starring role for Chennai Super Kings in an IPL final for the second successive year but his efforts were in vain as MI made a spectacular comeback.It was a tense final. It was a thriller. After fortunes shifted both ways, Chennai Super Kings needed 9 off the final over but Lasith Malinga, who had gone for 20 in his previous over, gave away only 7 in the final over of the season to seal a sensational victory for Mumbai Indians.No team had ever defeated Chennai Super Kings 4 times in an IPL season. MI had got the better of CSK in the league stages twice and had crushed them in the first qualifier before the nail-biting win in the final.#OneFamily, Champion Family #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2019Final #MIvCSK Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2019MI were on top after Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni were dismissed early before Shane Watson played another top knock in an IPL final. On May 27, 2018, Shane Watson had smashed an unbeaten 117 off 57 balls to script CSK’s 3rd IPL triumph. On May 12, 2019 Shane Watson hit 80 off 59 but it wasn’t enough as CSK lost to MI in a last-ball thriller.Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4th time!Show your true class like Lasith Malinga #MIvCSK IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Chasing 150, Chennai Super Kings got off to a quick start. Faf du Plessis led the charge with a quickfire 26 before falling to Krunal Pandya in the 4th over. His wicket allowed Mumbai Indians to put the pressure back on the defending champions.IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Live UpdatesWhile Shane Watson appeared to settle down and anchor the innings for Chennai, Suresh Raina was not very comfortable in the middle. After a close shave against Mitchell McClenaghan, Raina’s agony was ended by Rahul Chahar who trapped him lbw. Ambati Rayudu has been far from his best this season and he fell to a well-directed bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah.MS Dhoni walked out to a huge roar and he held the key for Chennai Super Kings along with Shane Watson. But Dhoni’s decision to steal a single off an overthrow cost him dearly. A direct throw from Ishan Kishan caught MS Dhoni just short of the crease. MS Dhoni has been CSK’s best batsman of the season and his exit was a huge blow for the team.But CSK still had their hopes pinned on Watson and Dwayne Bravo’s presence in the middle meant MI could not yet relax.Chennai Super Kings needed 62 off the last 5 overs and it was getting tense. But Dwayne Bravo unleashed a magical flick to hit Lasith Malinga for a six as CSK started their final assault. Shane Watson took over and hit 3 successive boundaries and brought up his fifty – CSK had collected 20 runs off the over and suddenly the equation was looking a little better for the Super Kings.Watson 80 in vain! Courtesy by BCCIShane Watson had hit a hundred in the 2018 IPL final against Sunrisers Hyderabad to give Chennai Super Kings their 3rd IPL title. A year later, Watson was leading the chase again as CSK chased an unprecedented 4th IPL crown. However, it looked like a much easier chase last summer – on May 12, 2019, it was getting really complex.After that 20-run over from Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah brought MI back in the game by giving away just 4 runs. With 38 needed off the last 18 balls, it was still anybody’s game.Shane Watson was not going to give up so easily. Krunal Pandya was trusted with the 18th bowler and Watson took 20 runs off the over. Bumrah then gave away 9 runs off the penultimate over including 4 byes.9 runs were needed off the final over bowled by Lasith Malinga who came back strongly. With 5 needed off 3 balls, Shane Watson was run out in an attempt to steal a single. Eventually, CSK needed 2 off the final ball but Lasith Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur as MI sealed a 1-run victory.In the final evening of the 2019 Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat. MS Dhoni said he would have bowled had he won the toss. In short, both captains got what they wanted ahead of a historic IPL final.advertisementQuinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma then gave Mumbai Indians exactly the kind of start they wanted. de Kock made his aggressive intentions clear with a six off Shardul Thakur before smashing Deepak Chahar for 3 sixes in his 2nd over. However, Shardul Thakur, who had bowled only 1 over in the Eliminator against Delhi Capitals, got another one against MI.This time Thakur made it count and he bowled a seriously quick delivery, cramped de Kock for room and had him caught behind by MS Dhoni. Thakur then proceeded to give de Kock a send-off which did not impress Rohit Sharma who had an immediate word with the umpire.Rohit Sharma would fall soon after when he edged a slower ball from Deepak Chahar in the 6th over to MS Dhoni who became the most successful wicketkeeper in the history of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians were pegged back with the early exit of their star openers but they have enough meat in the middle-order to believe they can fight back from any position.Suryakumar Yadav had played a superb knock, an unbeaten 71 in a low chase against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier last week but on Sunday, he played an Imran Tahir delivery on to his stumps as MI slipped to 82 for 3 in the 12th over. Shardul Thakur returned for his second spell to remove Krunal Pandya while Tahir struck again to snare a settled Ishan Kishan.From 82 for 2 in 11.1 overs, Mumbai Indians had slipped to 101 for 5 in 14.4 overs.Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were Mumbai’s last hopes for a big total in a big game. And the two started to open their arms and the MI scorecard got moving. Hardik, who has played a few stunning cameos this season, hit a four and a six before being trapped lbw by a yorker from Deepak Chahar.Deepak then removed his cousin Rahul for a 2-ball duck and MI were in serious trouble at 140 for 7 in 18.4 overs. Mitchell McClenaghan was run out for a duck and it was only some late hitting from Kieron Pollard which allowed Mumbai Indians to put a respectable score in the final.Pollard did not run for the first 2 balls of the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo and was miffed with the umpire for not calling wide off the third. He found a unique way to protest but the umpires were quick to have a chat with him. Pollard eventually managed to hit 2 fours in the 20th over as Mumbai Indians finished with 149 for 8.Also Read | IPL 2019 final: Kieron Pollard protests against umpire call in last over from BravoAlso Read | Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off actAlso Read | MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL historyAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow IPL 2019 finalFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Shane WatsonFollow Rohit SharmaFollow MS DhoniFollow Lasith MalingaFollow Rahul ChaharFollow Kieron PollardFollow IPL 2019Follow Hyderabadlast_img read more

Bloody hell, bits and pieces can spin it: Michael Vaughan trolls Sanjay Manjrekar over Ravindra Jadeja comment

first_img 6.53 Rohit Sharma R. Sharma c Tom Latham b Matt Henry 59 Square Leg 1 India IND 221 24 0 B 239/8 vs Ravindra Jadeja (IND) R. Jadeja (IND) third Man Square Leg Super Over 1 5 r New Zealand 43 covers 0 Rishabh Pant R. Pant c Colin de Grandhomme b Mitchell Santner Match Ended Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal c Tom Latham b Jimmy Neesham New Zealand beat India by 18 runs 77 (59) Ross Taylor (NZ) R. Taylor (NZ) Point Mid Wicket 0 India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 19:04 IST Ravindra Jadeja picked the wicket of Henry Nicholls during India vs New Zealand semi-final. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja sent back Henry Nicholls for 28 during India vs New Zealand semi-finalAfter Jadeja took a wicket, Michael Vaughan trolled Sanjay ManjrekarSanjay Manjrekar had earlier called jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketerFormer England captain Michael Vaughan on Tuesday once again took a dig at crickter-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar after India all-rounder Ravindra Jaedeja broke a crucial partnership to jolt New Zealand during the World Cup 2019 semi-final against India in Manchester.In the 19th over of the 1st semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja snared New Zealand opener Henry Nicholls. The ball sneaked through Nicholls’ bat and pad to crack the stumps as Jadeja broke the 68-run stand between Nicholls and skipper Kane Williamson.Soon after Jadeja’s crucial breakthrough for India, Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to pull Manjrekar’s leg over his ‘bits and pieces’ comments on the Indian bowling-all rounder.Bloody hell Bits & Piece can Spin it …. #CWC19Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 9, 2019IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings also did not let go off the chance to troll Manjrekar.Quadrennial ExaminationFill in with suitable idioms/phrasesQuestion #8That partnership was broken into ____ & ______. @imjadeja #SirJaddu #WhistleForIndia #INDvNZ #SemiFinal1 #CWC19Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 9, 2019A few days back, Manjrekar had called Jadeja a bits and pieces cricketer.”I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner,” Manjrekar had said.Ravindra Jadeja was far from impressed with Manjrekar’s analysis and took to Twitter to say that he has had enough of Manjrekar’s ‘verbal diarrhoea’.advertisementStill i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekarRavindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019However, after Jadeja’s impressive bowling against Sri Lanka, Manjrekar surprised everyone by picking the former in his predicted playing XI for the New Zealand semi-final. The commentator later dropped the all-rounder from his squad and justified it in a thread of tweets.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Ravindra JadejaFollow Michael Vaughan 10 0 covers (49.3) Point c Colin de Grandhomme b Mitchell Santner (50.0) fine Leg Colin de Grandhomme de Grandhomme 3 Square Leg 3.7 0 e/r 13 0 third Man third Man 0 1 14.28 Point third Man Point 74 (90) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 6s 0 New Zealand NZ wd All batsmen are considered right handed c Tom Latham b Jimmy Neesham Bloody hell, bits and pieces can spin it: Michael Vaughan trolls Sanjay Manjrekar over Ravindra Jadeja commentWorld Cup 2019: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan took a shot at commentator Sanjay Manjrekar after Ravindra Jadeja picked a wicket during the semi-final between India and New Zealand. fine Leg 216/8 ( MS Dhoni 48.3 Overs) , c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult 25 Trent Boult T. Boult 1 2 2 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off 0 Point Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) lbw b Trent Boult third Man 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 6.5 16.66 1 Toss: NZ elected to bat Dinesh Karthik D. Karthik c Jimmy Neesham b Matt Henry Mid off 0 62 Mid on covers Mid Wicket 0 1 4.3 3/43 (10) Square Leg 0 Lockie Ferguson L. Ferguson 56 third Man Square Leg third Man 1 0 fine Leg Mid off 32 run out (Martin Guptill) 1 3 Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS) 1 Square Leg 100 Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar B. Kumar b Lockie Ferguson c Jimmy Neesham b Matt Henry Scorecard Matt Henry M. Henry (50.0) 130.50 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Point – All batsmen are considered right handed Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah not out Square Leg 0 0 51.61 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, 1st Semi Final covers Extras: 16 runs (B: 0, LB: 3, WD: 13, NB: 0, P: 0) 217/9 ( B. Kumar 49 Overs) , No data available! Mid off Square Leg Mid Wicket MS Dhoni (wk) MS Dhoni (wk) run out (Martin Guptill) nb 50 42 49 10 0 India third Man 3/37 (10) not out Mid Wicket ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) KL Rahul KL Rahul c Tom Latham b Matt Henry commentary Mitchell Santner M. Santner fine Leg covers 77 1 4 view more view less (49.3) All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult Mid off c Kane Williamson b Mitchell Santner Mid on 2 Mid on Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND) B. Kumar (IND) 0 4 lbw b Trent Boult 4s Point 0 0 Square Leg c Tom Latham b Matt Henry 221 2 covers 37 Mid on 7.3 covers view full scorecard 3 covers India batting IND batting graphs 24/4 ( D. Karthik 10 Overs) , ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 69.44 New Zealand NZ 0 0 4.2 (49.3) All batsmen are considered right handed 25 4/1 ( R. Sharma 1.3 Overs) , fine Leg 4 221 0 Mid on 208/7 ( R. Jadeja 47.5 Overs) , Mid Wicket c Tom Latham b Matt Henry b Lockie Ferguson 4 o India IND 10 w Point Point 32 Mid Wicket S/R 2 72 Mid on Fall of Wickets 92/6 ( H. Pandya 30.3 Overs) , 0 fine Leg 1 1 1 6 7 5 Mid on Mid off 239/8 Mid Wicket 6 3.4 fine Leg 2 3 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Matt Henry Match Ended Mid Wicket third Man 71/5 ( R. Pant 22.5 Overs) , m New Zealand Bowling NZ Bowling Matt Henry (NZ) M. Henry (NZ) Jimmy Neesham J. Neesham Mid off covers 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 5/2 ( V. Kohli 2.4 Overs) , 10 221/10 ( Y. Chahal 49.3 Overs) , 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 R 34 Mid on fine Leg 57.14 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya c Kane Williamson b Mitchell Santner 5/3 ( KL Rahul 3.1 Overs) , advertisement Mid on Nextlast_img read more

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez dropped from PCB central contracts

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 14:46 IST Shoaib Malik retired from one-day internationals after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign ended. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were exuded from PCB central contractsPCB has reduced number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket while Hafeez retired from TestFormer captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were left out of the list of players awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, batsman Babar Azam and leg-spinner Yasir Shah were retained in category A.Test opener Azhar Ali and left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, have been demoted in category B and C respectively.The board has also reduced the number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three One Day Internationals and nine T20Is.”While finalising the list of central contracts, which will run from 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2020, players’ performances and fitness in the past 12 months and the formats they are likely to represent Pakistan in the upcoming season was taken into consideration,” PCB said in a media release.Despite Malik and Hafeez’s omission, the PCB maintained the two will be available for selection.”Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered contracts but they will remain available for selection.”Malik had announced his retirement from ODIs after the World Cup and will now only play T20 format while Hafeez has retired from Test cricket.”The PCB have set high standards and targets in its strategic plan for the upcoming season. We want to attach a high value to receiving a central contract.”We have complete faith and confidence that these players will set-up and produce on-field performances that will help us collectively achieve our objectives and targets,” PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan said.advertisementCategory A (PKR 1.1m) : Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir ShahCategory B (PKR 750,000) : Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab RiazCategory C (PKR 550,000): Abid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman ShinwariAlso Read | Waqar Younis slams senior Pakistan players for ‘lingering on in their careers’Also Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Shoaib MalikFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez dropped from PCB central contractsFormer Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik , who announced his retirement from ODI cricket after his side’s last match in the World Cup 2019, did not find a place in the PCB central contracts.advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Two shooters involved in fistfight at Karni Singh range

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 13:04 IST File photo for representational use (PTI Photo)Ugly scenes were witnessed at the iconic Karni Singh Shooting Range (KSSR) in Delhi’s Tughlakabad area when two shooters were involved in a scuffle.The incident happened when the two shooters started fighting with each other in broad daylight close to the firing area where other shooters were still training.Delhi based shooter Shimon Sharif on Sunday tweeted a 40-second long video of the incident in which the duo can be seen hitting each other, using their hands and legs while other people present at the spot are trying to restrain them. The identity of the shooters could not be ascertained.”All is not well at the iconic Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, tweeted Sharif along with the video and tagged Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh and Sports Authority of India (SAI).All is not well at the iconic Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. @Media_SAI @IndiaSports @KirenRijiju @RaninderSingh SHARIF (@ShimonSharif) October 20, 2019Reportedly, NRAI has also taken cognizance of the incident and launched a probe.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 ShootingFollow Karni Singh Shooting Range Next Watch: Two shooters involved in fistfight at Karni Singh rangeThe incident happened when the two shooters started fighting with each other in broad daylight close to the firing area where other shooters were still training.advertisementlast_img read more

Spring Into Shape

first_img Introducing a New Look for The Manual Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Spring has already arrived (hard to believe in some parts of the nation, we know) and summer is  quickly approaching, and that means bathing suit season for everyone -Wahoo! After hibernating through the winter months we realize that we need to get back into the routine of working out and looking good so we can hit the beach with confidence.If you don’t already know about them- SoulCycle is an intense 45 minute workout program that has developed a cult following. SoulCycle is expected to expand from its current fourteen locations to an upwards of 40 locations nationwide over the next five years with additional studios in New York, Los Angeles, London and beyond. Offering a variety of classes for cyclists of all levels.The Manual spoke to SoulCycle instructor Tomas Mikuzis about getting back into shape and asked for some helpful tip to get us to the finish line.“The hardest part of getting back into shape for summer is the initial ‘step through the door’. Stay motivated and remember it gets easier every time you workout” Mikuzis says.We know we can’t eat barbecue every day (sigh), what do you suggest for beach body confidence?1.Eat clean and healthy when you are starting to get back into shape. Organic produce is a great way to go. Check out your local farmers market or grocery store.2. Be sure to eat enough clean protein (grass fed, organic, no artificial additives) your body will absorb more of the nutrients when its cleaner protein.3. Eat your veggies! Veggies are great for anytime of the day to eat and snack on.4. Watch how much you eat… don’t over eat. Make sure you are consuming enough calories but don’t overdo it!How many times a week should we  visit SoulCycle to see results?I believe that if you take three  SoulCycle classes a week you will definitely see results and see them quickly. There is no real limit to how many classes you can take to start.  Listen to your body and see what is comfortable for you. Giving your body rest is just as important as working out. Give your body rest so that it can recover and make you stronger!How does training differ for men from our lady friends?Training can differ from male to female, but a combination of cardio and strength training is a must when trying to get back into shape. If you are looking to bulk up a bit try using heavier weights with less repetition and for more of a leaner sculpted look, light weight with more repetition is the way to go.If you are looking to lose those extra “Winter Pounds” just remember that it took some time to add those pounds and it will take time to get them off.Stay with a fitness routine people! And maybe go for a side salad instead of those fries and chips at the next summer backyard food fest.For locations or to set up a class, visit http://www.soul-cycle.comlast_img read more

Fair trade footwear: Oliberte

first_imgThere are more than a few brands out there that have taken the focus off profits and developed a sustainability and responsibility model. However, finding a unique brand that is founded on these principles is a harder thing. Footwear brand Oliberte was founded precisely to put these ideas into practice while providing skilled jobs and a self-sufficient supply chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.Related: Best Boots for Work and Play | Less is More with Muro.exeOliberte is unique in that since their 2009 inception they have invested in slowly consolidating their entire chain of raw goods and manufacturing with African suppliers. Leather comes from local cows and camels in Ethiopia. Rubber is sourced from Liberia, South Africa and Kenya. Their manufacturing floor was built from the ground up with machines built in Africa, and manned by independent workers paid a fair, living wage – in fact, they are the first Fair Trade certified footwear factory in the world. What does this mean for Oliberte’s line up? From dress shoes to the new sneakers and leather packs and bags, every product has serious handmade styling, and is built from the ground up with the best materials.Anbesso ($110)The Anbesso is new for spring 2015 and is one of the first real sneakers by Oliberte. Featuring a 100% goat leather lining, a serious natural rubber outsole, and extremely comfortable water-based polyurethane insole, this shoe is ready to tackle all the dangers of an urban commute or weekend bar crawl.Nimbol ($110)Built on the same sneaker last as the Anbesso, the Nimbol has a stitched toe style that lends a little extra formality for an office setting. The sidewalls of the outsole and upper are reinforced for some extra durability. We can easily see a pair of them anchoring an urban wardrobe for seasons to come.Highlander CollectionIf you’re willing to wait until the fall, Oliberte’s Highlander Collection will hit their website and retailers in late August. Eschewing traditional construction for thicker, more supple camel leather, this line of desert inspired boots is built to survive both the outdoors and serious urban adventuring. You’ll Never Have to Pivot a Sofa Again Thanks to Ikea’s Newest Collection Editors’ Recommendations Duke Cannon Has Entered the Fragrance-Sphere With the Proper Cologne Line  Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Menlast_img read more

Craft Coffee Anywhere with Libra Coffee’s Pourtables

first_imgIt’s not an uncommon office experience to head into the break room for your second cup of low-end coffee only to find the pot empty. In this situation, you have a few options to get your caffeine kick: you could make a new pot (too much work), head to Starbucks (too much money), or go without (unacceptable), but are any of these options really worth the effort? Don’t you wish there was an easier way to get just one cup of coffee without having to resort to that sub-par, bitter instant stuff? And forget about using a Keurig–that’s just terrible for the environment and we all know it.A socially conscious coffee company, Libra Coffee, has the answer to your coffee-addicted prayers. Their new line of Pourtables, enables you to have coffee anywhere you have access to hot water and a mug. What makes this product stand apart from other instant coffees is the fact that Pourtables are not actually “instant,” but are specially-engineered portable drip coffee packs.Each Pourtables comes in a vaccuum-sealed package that contains one serving of coffee contained in its own filter. The filter is constructed with two thin cardboard arms attached to the sides that stretch over the outer rim of your coffee mug, securely suspending the coffee and filter. Then, it is just a matter of pouring in a few ounces of cold water to prime the grounds, followed by six or more ounces of near-boiling water. The water will drip through the coffee and filter, finding its way into your cup. Once your brew is finished, simply discard the filter and enjoy.Pourtables are great for travel, camping, work, and even home. Heading out on a road trip and desperately want to avoid eight-hour old gas station coffee? Simply stop at that gas station and use the hot water dispenser found near the coffee station that you definitely won’t be using. Then, simply add hot water and go! Got a long flight but hate the idea of drinking airplane coffee? Ask a flight attendant to fill up your mug from the hot water station and relish the jealous looks of your seatmates. Take a Pourtable with you on your next camping trip and wake up to easy, fresh-brewed coffee every morning.But Libra Coffee isn’t just about convenience–it is also about giving back.According to Eric Medina, founder of Libra Coffee (and holder of a Master’s degree in the subject), their coffees are ethically sourced from the indigenous peoples of Guatemala and Colombia who have, “worked extremely hard to earn an organic certification.” Unfortunately, certified organic coffee can’t help the coffee producers when it comes to accessing clean water. As Medina notes, “In Guatemala during the dry season, people must drink from contaminated water sources. These are the same waters where others wash their clothes, take baths and even throw trash. For those downstream, this water is all they have to rely on, and often leads to E. coli poisoning and disease. E. coli will make national headlines in the U.S. for meat contamination, but it goes unnoticed in poverty-stricken countries.” For Medina, this is unacceptable.Thus spawned Libra Coffee’s stated mission to be “fair and responsible.” Libra Coffee wants to give back to the communities from which they source their coffee beans, and so, for each 10-pack of Pourtables ($20) sold, $1 will go toward providing clean water filters to the coffee producers. “Libra Coffee gives water filters to the communities we source from,” Medina says, “so they don’t have to worry about how to get clean water. Each filter has the power to provide clean drinking water to 100 people for up to five years.”Libra offers more than just Pourtables; it also sells monthly subscription bags full of gourmet, organic, coffee beans. If you’re interested, check out their “Find your Flavor” quiz that allows you to select your various coffee preferences (texture, acidity, sweetness). Once the quiz is complete, Libra Coffee will inform you what flavor profiles you’re most likely to enjoy. There’s no minimum purchase and no cost for shipping, so go for one bag or 50. It’s up to you and the severity of your caffeine addiction.Libra Coffee’s Pourtables are available now on their website.  The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go last_img read more

Ready for the Road: Herschel Supply Launches Men’s Travel-Ready Outerwear Line

first_img Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart The Mitte Water Filter is (Almost) Ready to Provide the Best Damn Water Ever The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Refresh your apparel with new gear from Herschel Supply — the maker of your favorite everyday bag is now producing a stylish, effective and travel-ready collection of men’s jackets, the brand’s first foray into the fast-moving menswear market.It’s only fitting that the brand’s outerwear offering — made up of two collections — harnesses the same mobile spirit, clean design, and great looks as the Herschel Supply line of functional, durable bags for your everyday carry.Starting at just a shade under $70, the Voyage Anorak features a reliable, sharp, and yet simple design — the type of jacket that would be perfect to bring along on a weekend trip or a breezy day at a music festival. As the brand notes, it’s “practical protection from light wind and showers,” and we think they look quite stylish, to boot. The color offering — from bold camo prints to solid neutral options in standout colors like navy — should help the Voyage Anorak serve as a reliable top layer over your favorite spring and summer travel essentials; you know, pieces like a classic Oxford, slim tan chinos and white leather sneakers.Voyage Anorak Jacket/Herschel SupplyAnd the best part? These jackets appear to work seamlessly with the brand’s lauded, simple-yet-stylish backpacks and duffel bags. Again, it’s the perfect set of travel gear that’ll have you covered for transit and days out on the town once you reach your destination.If you prefer style that’s even more classic and laidback, the new Voyage Coach’s Jacket harnesses throwback style, simple looks, and the ability to blend in with other lightweight layers. It’s available in an even more astonishing 13 colors — enough for every type of style, to say the least. We like the classic navy option for wearing with a grey Oxford and light wash jeans — but that’s just us.Voyage Coach Jacket/Herschel SupplyAnd the equally functional and crisp Forecast Hooded Coach Jacket adds a premium look and feel to the overall offering, clocking in at just under $100 and featuring several color options (our favorite is the head-turning Peacoat, a pleasing shade of blue). There’s certainly a color choice and jacket style for everyone with the new Herschel Supply men’s outerwear collection — and if you’re seeking an on-trend, uniquely stylish way to complement your favorite Herschel Supply jacket, we’ve absolutely found your next purchase.Featured image of the Voyage Coach Jacket courtesy of Herschel Supply Editors’ Recommendations Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: How to Get Ready for the Next Stormlast_img read more