10 months agoModric: Real Madrid improving under Solari

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Modric: Real Madrid improving under Solariby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric believes Real Madrid are improving under coach Santiago Solari.Real begin their Club World Cup defence this week on the back of a scratchy 1-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano.But Modric says: “We are working on our physical preparation so that we can better express our talent and our qualities on the field. “We must do more work. I believe that we have progressed to this point under the guidance of Solari. There is still room for improvement, but I think we will get to Abu Dhabi in a good shape. “Motivation is always there when a trophy is at stake.” last_img read more

a month agoBurn felt Brighton let themselves down in defeat at Chelsea

first_imgBurn felt Brighton let themselves down in defeat at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Dan Burn felt they let themselves down in defeat at Chelsea.Burn arguably had Albion’s best chance of the game when his downward header clipped the bar, and reiterated the need for the team to start taking their chances.He said, “I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day and we didn’t do what we do as well as we have done in other games.“They had some good chances, but we were frustrated with the penalty because I didn’t think it was, at the time.“I could’ve scored with that header as well, so it was very frustrating. We are creating chances, and we have to take them, which is what the top teams do.“We’ll look at it all on Monday and Tuesday and see what we could have done better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoArnesen on Anderlecht axe: No chemistry with Kompany

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arnesen on Anderlecht axe: No chemistry with Kompanyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Arnesen has spoken of his axing by Anderlecht.The former Chelsea and Tottenham football chief was dumped by the Belgian giants last week.”It didn’t catch me. I’ve always thought it was a matter of when. Our conversation was mature and respectful,” Arnesen told BT.”They thanked me for what I did, but also told me why. “One of the things was that they didn’t feel the chemistry was the way it should be between me, them, and Kompany (Anderlecht’s coach Vincent Kompany).” last_img read more

8 days agoGang arrested over player burglaries; Thomas Partey recovers Champions League medal

first_imgGang arrested over player burglaries; Thomas Partey recovers Champions League medalby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe gang that pulled off a series of burglaries against LaLiga footballers has been caught and arrested.Eldiario.es reports four people have been arrested connected to raids on homes of players of Real Madrid and Atletico. The operation was carried out between the cities of Madrid and Toledo, where the alleged criminals were arrested. Law enforcement have managed to recover some valuables that were taken from the homes of the players. Among the jewels and other belongings, the Champions League runners-up medal of Thomas Partey was found. The Atletico Madrid midfielder’s home was raided earlier this month, while he was in Russia for the European match against Lokmotiv Moscow.Casemiro, Isco, Zinedine Zidane and Alvaro Morata were some of those in Madrid who were victims of robberies. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoPaul Ince believes his Liverpool team should’ve won Premier League title

first_imgPaul Ince believes his Liverpool team should’ve won Premier League titleby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool captain Paul Ince believes his team should’ve won the Premier League title.Ince reckons that he could have been a Premier League champion with the Reds if he’d had the current side’s defence alongside him.The former midfielder told the Liverpool Echo: “I felt that we had a very talented team. Jamie Redknapp in midfield, Patrick Berger and (Steve) McManaman, I think we had the most goals in the league in those roles, and then you’ve got Michael upfront, Robbie Fowler, (Karl-Heinz) Riedle, so we had some top, top players.“At the back we never got it right. I look at the Liverpool team now, if we had that back five, we would’ve won title after title after title because the rest of the team was pretty much in order.“That kind of rankles with me a bit, also the fact that I was there two years. I should’ve really had longer.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: ESPN Tabs Generic “Ohio State QB” As One Of The Top Returning Quarterbacks In The Country

first_img"Generic" Ohio State quarterback is one of best in country.There are some very good quarterbacks returning to college football in 2015. Michigan State’s Connor Cook. TCU’s Trevone Boykin. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott. USC’s Cody Kessler. And, of course, Ohio State’s three star quarterbacks – J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes just aren’t sure who will be their starter, and that’s OK. ESPN is confident enough in Urban Meyer that they’ve tabbed the generic “QB For Ohio State” as one of the country’s top returning signal callers. Pretty hilarious graphic pic.twitter.com/wkwU7f88pp— Andrew Gaug (@AndrewGaug) January 23, 2015You’ve got it pretty good, Ohio State fans. Which quarterback do you want to see behind center for the Buckeyes come fall – Barrett, Jones or Miller?last_img read more

Photo: Drake Continues To Support Kentucky As Round Of 32 Game Tips Off, Posts Picture Of Wildcats Jacket

first_imgDrake's Kentucky basketball jacket.IG/champagnepapiIt is very easy to make fun of rapper Drake’s many, many sports allegiances, but to his credit, he is pretty consistent when it comes to college basketball. Drake is a big supporter and occasional Midnight Madness teammate of the Kentucky Wildcats, and he is not afraid to rep the team when they’re playing. Kentucky’s Round of 32 game against Cincinnati tipped off minutes ago, and Drake lent his support to the team with an Instagram post of what appears to be a UK varsity jacket.  A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:55am PDTWe’re not sure if Drake is in Louisville for the game, but it is a good bet that he’ll make it to Indianapolis for the Final Four if Kentucky continues on its historic run.last_img read more

“Sad Virginia Fan” Is The Next Great Internet Meme

first_imgJames Conner diving into the end zone for the Pitt Panthers.CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 15: Running back James Conner #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers dives into the end zone during the Panthers’ game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)…and we’ve got a new viral Internet meme. “Sad Virginia Fan” is taking over Twitter.The context? If you missed it, Notre Dame survived an upset bid by UVA, 34-27, behind a heartbreaking last-minute touchdown pass from DeShone Kizer to Will Fuller. Immediately following the play, ESPN showed a Cavaliers supporter who clearly just had his day ruined. Enjoy:… pic.twitter.com/c45vwTQtqB— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 12, 2015Sniper in the house. pic.twitter.com/IaN9EmPwRL— Sam Dekker (@dekker) September 12, 2015looks about right pic.twitter.com/JWA4qrlDdc— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) September 12, 2015ND killed a man pic.twitter.com/4gSwa8aJ97— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 12, 2015Current mood in Virginia … #NDvsUVA pic.twitter.com/TWzXXao77n— Sports on Earth (@SportsonEarth) September 12, 2015Every Virginia fan right now … pic.twitter.com/LAzCTmAA2m— ESPN (@espn) September 12, 2015Cheer up, you’re now an Internet sensation, Sad Virginia Fan. pic.twitter.com/ZrEDsfdYi8— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 12, 2015pic.twitter.com/AadmZgeEZw— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 12, 2015Dead Virginia fan is the best pic.twitter.com/HzNhpEGQM1— Matt T. (@michiganlions) September 12, 2015This sad Virginia fan is just hilarious pic.twitter.com/LlcW1OIJGw— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) September 12, 2015Virginia fan not sure if he’s dead. pic.twitter.com/OnKoZKrE1x— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) September 12, 2015i’m sorry pic.twitter.com/IeH1MZZdnC— martin rickman (@martinrickman) September 12, 2015Yep, no field-rushing today. Someone get that man a beer – if he’s of age.last_img read more

Colin Cowherd’s CFP Foursome Includes 2 Big Ten Teams But Not Alabama

first_imgColin Cowherd talking College Football on The Heard.colin cowherd says nebraska beats iowaFox Sports’ Colin Cowherd isn’t shy about voicing his opinion on many topics, including the College Football Playoff.  Yesterday, Cowherd tweeted that he disagreed with one-loss Alabama getting into the playoff over one-loss Ohio State, due to what he perceives a difference in strength between the SEC and Big Ten. Tonight, Cowherd revealed his current CFP foursome, and he lived up to his opinion from yesterday. Alabama is nowhere to be found among the four teams, while Michigan State and Ohio State are in the group. Turned in my playoff top 4 to @FOXSports. 1.Clemson 2. Oklahoma 3. Michigan St 4. Ohio State. SEC is an overrated mess. Sorry Bama.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 30, 2015Expect Cowherd’s email and Twitter mentions to be engulfed with angry Tide fans starting 20 minutes ago. As good as the Buckeyes are, Alabama’s resume is impressive. Yes, the Tide lost to 9-3 Ole Miss and have three “cupcake” wins, but their other eight victories are against teams with .500 records or better. Their defensive front seven is scary and Derrick Henry is a legit Heisman candidate. They belong in the CFP.last_img read more

Silva blames rising fees as Everton miss out on centre-back

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva has blamed rising transfer fees for the club’s inability to fulfil their player recruitment targets in defence. With skipper Phil Jagielka returning to Sheffield United and Kurt Zouma back at Chelsea following the end of his loan spell, the Toffees were keen to bring in a central defender during the recent transfer window. AdChoices广告But despite signing seven players, including Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi and Italian prodigy Moise Kean from Juventus, Everton failed to strengthen their squad in the centre of defence.  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? Silva explained how difficult it was to sign players in the current market and admitted it wasn’t ideal that the club couldn’t recruit a centre-back to Goodison Park. “It is really tough now to buy a player – everyone is asking millions and millions and millions,” Silva said in a press conference as his side prepare for a road trip to Crystal Palace. “It is always difficult to sign players even if you are a big club. Everyone is looking at the final picture and asking ‘why so late signing players?’ But you have to work, and it was a tough market for us. “OK [having only three centre-halves] is not the best scenario for us. It is what it is. People are just looking at who we sign – but 18 football players left our club. “I don’t like to speak about those numbers but I know people will say again Everton spent this and this. But in the end, if you put the balance [of players leaving], we spent £28 million ($34m).” Everton will now enter their Premier League campaign with only three natural central defenders in Yerry Mina, Michael Keane and Mason Holgate. In addition to Iwobi and Kean, Everton managed to acquire Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Djibril Sidibe, Jonas Lossl and signed Andre Gomes permanently – but missed out snaring Palace attacker Wilfred Zaha. Several first team players departed during the window also, including Idrissa Gueye, Ademola Lookman and James McCarthy. The Toffees begin their league season at Selhurst Park on Saturday before a home clash against Watford next week and a trip to Aston Villa the following matchday.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Key Assistant Coach Hospitalized Day Before Team’s Game

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns football stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view before a game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)While the Texas Longhorns are currently riding a positive wave of momentum on the gridiron, the team received unfortunate news heading into this weekend.The Longhorns will certainly be the favorites against Kansas State tomorrow. However, their coaching staff will be without a key component of their offense.It turns out that offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Tim Beck is in the hospital getting treatment for an infection. Due to his current illness, he won’t make the trip for this weekend’s showdown against the Wildcats.Texas OC Tim Beck is in the hospital and will not go to Kansas State. He did not talk to reporters on Wednesday. We were told he was “under the weather.” pic.twitter.com/oVIXVdBqGx— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 28, 2018Obviously, it’s not going to be easy for Texas to fill the void, but their coaching staff sounds ready for the challenge.Head coach Todd Herman will have his staff call plays collectively, as their offense has the necessary tools to win on the road. Over the last two weeks, the Longhorns have put together an average of 34.0 points per game.Although Beck will miss tomorrow’s game in Manhattan, hopefully Texas’ offensive coordinator can return next week against Oklahoma.last_img read more

Ohio State Football Assistant Coach Announces His Departure

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With a new regime taking over Ohio State for next season, it appears Ryan Day will have another assistant coach to replace for 2019.Ohio State already began its overhaul by parting ways with Greg Schiano at defensive coordinator. The Buckeyes showed major flaws on defense last year, which is the main reason behind these changes on the staff.Schiano won’t be the only defensive coach departing Ohio State this winter, especially considering that Day will want different assistants than Urban Meyer.Bill Davis has only been with the Buckeyes for two seasons, but he’s also spent two decades taking various assistant jobs in the NFL.There were rumors that Davis could potentially leave Columbus ahead of the upcoming season, and Tuesday, the linebackers coach announced his future intentions on Twitter. It turns out that he’ll leave Ohio State and pursue another opportunity to coach in the NFL.Here is his message to Buckeye Nation:Thank you, Buckeye Nation. pic.twitter.com/ZLIFxwV7wH— Bill Davis (@CoachBillDavis) January 8, 2019It’ll be interesting to see if the linebacker corps can improve with another leader coaching the unit. Last season was full of inconsistent play in the front seven, but that could change with better technique.Day will have ways to go before he reaches the status of Meyer, and there is no denying that he’ll have to meet championship expectations. However, it’s easy to be impressed by his recent decisions to reignite Ohio State’s defense.last_img read more

Oklahoma Under Fire For Blocking Some Of Austin Kendall’s Transfer Options

first_imgOklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma is under fire for how its handling the potential transfer of quarterback Austin Kendall. Earlier this week, Kendall’s name popped up in the transfer portal, suggesting he was seeking a transfer from the Sooners football program.Kendall graduated from Oklahoma, and thus should be eligible to transfer to another program and play immediately. However, according to a report from ESPN, Oklahoma plans to block Kendall from immediate eligibility if he transfers to one school: West Virginia.Here’s more on why the Sooners can block Kendall, despite his being a graduate.Oklahoma, however, still reserves the right under NCAA rules to keep Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, another Big 12 school, for the 2019 season, even though Kendall has earned his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma.Kendall can transfer to West Virginia, where he took a visit earlier this week, but would have to sit out the 2019 season. The former four-star quarterback also took a visit to Auburn this week as well.Stay tuned. UPDATE: Kendall is reportedly being blocked from multiple programs, including any team on Oklahoma’s schedule of the next two years.Confirming @Jake_Trotter report. Oklahoma is blocking Austin Kendall from transferring to any Big 12 school or any school on OU’s schedule the next two years. That includes Tennessee, the school Austin was originally committed to before he flipped to OU.— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) January 16, 2019It’s not a great look for Oklahoma – who is reportedly attempting to land Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts.last_img read more

Fans Weren’t Buying Tom Herman’s Halftime Interview Message

first_imgA closeup of Tom Herman.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns reacts during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)LSU spent a lot of time trash talking Texas entering tonight’s game in Austin. So far, the Tigers have backed it up. Longhorn fans may be nervous, and a message delivered by Tom Herman probably didn’t help matters.LSU leads Texas 20-14 midway through the third quarter. The Longhorns are definitely in the game, and just punched in a second touchdown, but the Tigers have looked like the stronger side to this point.At halftime, with the same score, Tom Herman gave a halftime interview, in which he said that his team “would be just fine.” His delivery of that message was less than convincing.I hope the halftime speech sounded a little more convincing this pic.twitter.com/0GWx3fntWh— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 8, 2019 Tom Herman is often an easy target for rival fans, for one reason or another, as are the Longhorns when they struggle. That has very much been the case here.Tom Herman in the halftime interview “We are going to be just fine” #LSUvsTexas #hookem pic.twitter.com/JPZNPm8qGQ— Hook’em Fans (@HookEmFans) September 8, 2019Herman during interview: “We’re gonna be just fine”As the awkward but obvious hesitation comes out from his mouth upon interview at halftime.ELI. ARE WE BACK? ARE. WE. BACK?ASKING FOR ALL OF TEXAS. #LSUvsTEX— Fusrodahasian (@fusrodahasian) September 8, 2019“We’re gonna be just fine…” -Tom Herman #LSUvsTEX pic.twitter.com/SSPakneKVn— Pray For The Push (@PrayForThePush) September 8, 2019Tom Herman said, “We’re gonna be just fine” after halftime and I don’t know if I’ve heard a coach more scared for his team.— Jonathan Waldrop (@JonathanWaldrop) September 8, 2019If Herman’s halftime message didn’t instill confidence, the play of Sam Ehlinger might yet.The star quarterback just led the Longhorns on a 19-play, 86 yard drive ending with him calling his own number on a two-yard plunge into the end zone.Statistically, he’s been outplayed by Joe Burrow so far, and Texas has one healthy true running back to give him help. We’ve seen enough Ehlinger heroics through the last few seasons to know not to count him out in a game like this.LSU-Texas is on ABC, with plenty of football to go.last_img read more

ESPN Predicts Every Game Left On Michigan’s Schedule

first_imgMichigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws in first half.MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 21: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass during the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Last weekend, the Michigan Wolverines suffered an embarrassing loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. With the program’s playoff hopes dangling by a thread, it’s time to look ahead at the rest of their schedule.Fans in Michigan are already panicking about the team’s outlook for the rest of the season. The upcoming schedule doesn’t do the school any favors.Michigan has to a face a handful of ranked opponents this fall, which includes games against Ohio State and Notre Dame.The pressure was already on for Jim Harbaugh and the loss to Wisconsin only magnifies it now. It’s fair to wonder if this could be his final year coaching in Ann Arbor. ESPN’s Football Power Index actually predicts the Wolverines to finish with an 7-5 record.Here is how the rest of Michigan’s schedule will shape out, per ESPN’s FPI:September 28 – vs. Rutgers: 95.8%October 5 – vs. Iowa: 61.4%October 12 – at Illinois: 85.6%October 19 – at Penn State: 25.1%October 26 – vs. Notre Dame: 29.0%November 2 – at Maryland: 52.6%November 16 – vs. Michigan State – 54.4%November 23 – at Indiana: 69.7%November 30 – vs. Ohio State: 19.0%According to the FPI, the Wolverines are projected to lose to the Nittany Lions, Fighting Irish and Buckeyes.Michigan has struggled against Ohio State in recent years so it’s not surprising that it’ll be an underdog in the regular season finale.The next big test for Michigan takes place next Saturday when it hosts Iowa.last_img read more

Gujarat: Ten members of family killed in road accident

first_imgGujarat: Ten members of family killed in road accidentChief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed condolence over the accident and directed the district administration to provide all necessary support to the victims, a government release stated.advertisement Press Trust of India KutchDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 09:32 IST (Image for representation: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSThe victims were travelling to Bhuj from Bhachau when the tragedy struckThe accident occurred on the Bhachau highway in the eveningA trailer truck jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the SUVTen members of a family were killed on Sunday when the SUV they were travelling in got crushed between two trucks near Bhachau in Gujarat’s Kutch district, police said.The incident occurred on the Bhachau highway in the evening, when a trailer truck carrying salt jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the sports utility vehicle (SUV) carrying 11 persons, the police said.At the same time, another truck rammed the SUV from behind, resulting in the death of 10 passengers, a police official said.The victims were travelling to Bhuj, their hometown, from Bhachau when the tragedy struck.Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed condolence over the accident and directed the district administration to provide all necessary support to the victims, a government release stated.Also Read | Fatal fun: Car-o-bar at a new high in Delhi, GurugramAlso Watch | Dramatic car crash involving 19 vehicles takes place in KievGet 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 byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Car accidentFollow Road accidentFollow foglast_img read more

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Arsenal into Europa League final

first_img Reuters ValenciaMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 08:09 IST Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal reached the Europa League final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal beat Valencia 4-2 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate in the Europa League finalPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick and Alexandre Lacazette got oneArsenal will face Chelsea in the final in Baku on May 29 to make it an all-England affairA hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and an Alexandre Lacazette strike booked Arsenal’s place in the Europa League final with a 4-2 win at Valencia on Thursday to seal an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory.Unai Emery’s side will face Chelsea in Baku on May 29 after their London rivals beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties to ensure both European club competitions will feature all-English finals.Arsenal’s first win on Spanish soil since beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in 2006 kept their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League through Europe’s secondary competition alive.”We reacted well to going behind and we knew we had to score a minimum of one goal tonight,” Lacazette told BT Sport.”Auba (Aubameyang) was unbelievable tonight with an incredible hat-trick, so thanks to him.”We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity. We want to play in the Champions League next season and we want the trophy.”MkhitaryanHazardGainoviWhich delivery was your favourite? #UEL #Possibilities @FedExEurope pic.twitter.com/vOESAiRoqsUEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) May 9, 2019In a week of improbable European comebacks, Valencia, trailing 3-1 from the first leg, were seeking to become the latest side to overturn a hefty deficit and made the perfect start as Kevin Gameiro slid in to convert Rodrigo’s centre with 11 minutes played.Rodrigo sent an effort wide as the home crowd sensed an upset, but Arsenal were soon level when Aubameyang notched his first out of nothing, producing a fine finish from outside the box from Lacazette’s flick on following goalkeeper Petr Cech’s long clearance.advertisementValencia continued to push forward, with Dani Parejo sending a free kick narrowly wide before Jose Luis Gaya was booked for diving on the cusp of halftime as they desperately sought a second.Marcelino’s side were caught napping by Lacazette’s curling effort just after the break to put the visitors ahead on the night.Gameiro converted Rodrigo’s mis-hit shot just before the hour to set up a possible grandstand finish, but Aubameyang soon restored Arsenal’s lead before completing his treble two minutes from time to book their first European final since they lost the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona.Tempers flared as players from both sides clashed on the final whistle, but it was Emery’s side celebrating as they booked their final place.Liverpool will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.Also Read | David Beckham handed 6-month driving ban for using phone at wheelFor 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 Europa LeagueFollow Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow ArsenalFollow ValenciaFollow ChelseaFollow Alexandre Lacazette Aubameyang hat-trick sends Arsenal into Europa League finalPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Valencia 4-2 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate, to reach the Europa League final against Chelsea.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Brigid Kosgei shatters world marathon record, Cherono wins men’s race

first_imgBrigid Kosgei shatters world marathon record, Cherono wins men’s raceBrigid Kosgei of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year old women’s world record marathon time with 2:14:04. Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race.advertisement Reuters ChicagoOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 21:02 IST Brigid Kosgei celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s marathon. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four secondsKosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in 2003Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon titleKenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in 2003.Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race. Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon title.Debela was a second back as British defending champion Mo Farah placed eighth in 2:09.58 and Galen Rupp failed to finish.The race was the first for Farah and Rupp since their former coach Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport for four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct,Salazar has said he plans to appeal against the ruling.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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Chicago MarathonFollow Brigid Kosgei Nextlast_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Rich Roll

first_img A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Remember those New Years resolutions? Yeah, how are those working out for ya? While some of us do stick to them, most do not. After you read about Rich Roll, you will be digging out those resolutions. He is all muscle, all smiles and all about motivational speaking and eating healthy. We could all learn a little something from Mr. Roll.A former corporate lawyer, Rich was hurtling into middle age and focusing on the corporate ladder. Although he had been an athlete in college, that all went by the wayside upon graduation.By the time he was 39 he was 50 pounds overweight and had transferred his alcohol addiction to fast food. As Rich told us, “It was less about the weight and more about the dissatisfaction of the way my life was going. I’d done everything the way it was ‘supposed’ to be done and I wasn’t happy in the law firm and corporate world. I had a bit of an existential crisis!”Late one night he was winded just from walking up the stairs in his house and felt like he was having a heart attack. Luckily it wasn’t one but at that moment he changed course. In. A. Big. Way. “Just eating better and going to the gym wasn’t for me. My diet and fitness was something I wanted to experiment with. I found vitality through a plant based (vegan) diet and  had so much energy I had to burn it off,” Roll explained.The more he exercised the more he enjoyed it and on a whim in 2008, he entered an Ultra Man competition and placed 11th overall after training for only seven months. He went back the next year and placed 6th. Now he is know as the ‘Vegan Runner’ and he is proud of it.In 2010 Rich took it to the next level and came up with the idea of an ‘Epic Five’ where he and a friend would do an Iron Man a day on each Hawaiian island. They didn’t make it in five days (missed some flights!) but they managed it in under a week.Today Rich Roll is one of America’s most popular wellness advocates. His book Finding Ultra has won praise from everyone from CNN to ESPN and The New York Times. He travels around the world giving motivational speeches helping people unleash their most authentic self. His weekly podcast is a great listen too, where Rich speaks with people who inspire him. As he was sure to point out, “The message is much more important than how fast I can ride my bike.”  Finally keep a look out for his cookbook coming out this summer.Here we speak to Rich about his personal style:Rich’s Style:I am particular but not fancy. I believe in having a few nice things.  For me a great pair of jeans that fit right and a v neck tee is my daily uniform. I live in LA so I am in flip flops most of the time!Jeans: I like Joe’s Jeans and I like the Gap 1969 line.Tees- Nice Gap black or white does me right. They are cheap enough I buy a pile of them and toss em out when they get old.Shirts: Thomas PinkSuit: Prada and Hugo Boss, a dark suit with a white shirt is the way to go for me.Dress shoes: Prada shoes but usually my Converse All Stars in blackDaily shoes: Converse All StarsRunning Shoes: Ten pairs in bright colors, mostly Nike.Flip Flops- HavaianasSocks: I wear Paul Smith socks when I want to add a little color to my day.Running attire- Nike and Patagonia are my go to for shells and vests. I like The North Face for puffy jackets.  Beanies- loads of different kinds, from surf lines like Volcom.Yoga Pants: Lulu LemonRunning Socks: InjinjiCycling Gear: I’m telling you, the most bespoke sport in the world is cycling. I like Castelli and Hancipip.Favorite App- Instagram – Love it! @RichRollNext Tech Purchase- Probably a 27 inch Mac Thunderbolt display If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors last_img read more

Insider’s Guide to Derby City

first_img1. Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe offers picnic-perfect pastries and artisan breads at breakfast and lunch. and Photo by Josh Merideth. 2. Bourbon barrels at Willett, a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Distillers Association. 3. At gralehaus’ first event last month they paired coffee, tea, and beer with dinner. Photo courtesy of gralehaus. 4. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience brings distilling back to Whiskey Row. Photo courtesy Heaven Hill. 5. Downtown cocktail lounge Meta will transform into a Derby weekend pop-up club. Photo courtesy Original Makers Club. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary center_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Louisville opens its arms to throngs of horse racing fans every spring. Derby City is the place to be: the bourbon’s flowing, the eating is good, and living is easy the first Saturday in May. If you’re headed to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby and want to see what else you might get up to besides those legendary two minutes at Churchill Downs, you’ve come to the right place. Our contributor Dana McMahan is on the ground in Derby town and will steer you to the latest and greatest.EatLouisville is brimming over with new eateries that join an already stellar line-up.Atlantic No. 5 – Brought to you by the tastemakers behind RYE (remember? We steered you there last Derby; you’re welcome) this food/coffee/sundries shop downtown turns up the volume on sandwiches and salads, serving up seriously good lunch fare in a spare, urban setting.El Camino – Tiki is the first thing to come to mind when you think Kentucky, right? No? That’s ok, El Camino – opened last fall – will show you the way with their classic tiki cocktails, vintage surf music on vinyl, and authentic Mexican street fare.El Taco Luchador – Yep, more south of the border here, with this colorful new taqueria (just down the street from El Camino actually) that packs the house with fans of their cheap-and-delicious tacos. Don’t miss the chicken mole, and definitely grab those sweet potato fries with smoked pineapple sauce.Wiltshire Bakery and Cafe – Francophiles get their fix at this corner bakery, and if Paleo types don’t abandon all principles when they catch a whiff of the croissants, surely they’ll cave when they spot the sandwich board. To pack a Derby box lunch in style, get your order in by April 28 (our pick: the meat and cheese fantasy in the #1 Italian box).DrinkMeta/House of the Public – Two in one! This upscale cocktail lounge (housed in a former strip bar) is playing host to House of the Public Derby weekend. Three days of pop-up club, totally new every day, for the “culturally discerning” will showcase local makers and promises some mean mixology – with no cover charge.Gralehaus – If you made a pilgrimage to the Holy Grale last year, you’re going to want to head to their new shop tucked behind the beer garden. Gralehaus defies easy categorization, but one thing’s for sure: you’ve got plenty of options in their wall of beer – plus some high end snacks and square meals to round out your liquid nourishment.See and doThe revival of Whiskey Row downtown has launched in earnest with the opening of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. If museums had been this cool (and well-funded) when we were kids we might’ve been better students (the bourbon tasting doesn’t hurt either). This official first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail gives you an up-close look at the magic and alchemy that is bourbon-making – with a bonus helping of local history and lore. A handful more distilleries are in various stages of progress, so keep your eye on this swathe of downtown.This year marks the 50th anniversary of Louisville legend Cassius Clay’s (aka Muhammad Ali) bout with Sonny Liston; it’s also 45 years since John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “bed-in.” What do these things have in common? They add up to a very good reason to drop in on the excellent Ali Center. Besides learning all about the life and times of the Champ, you’ll want to check out the new retrospective bed-in exhibit Give Peace a Chance.Get out of town: head west (or east or south) on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® and scope out what’s happening in the – micro-distilling – world of whiskey. Sample some moonshine and watch from grain to glass at one of eight small distilleries scattered across the commonwealth.last_img read more