10 months agoWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth rout

first_imgWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen hailed the manner of Tottenham’s rout of Bournemouth yesterday.The Dane was among the goalscorers for the 5-0 win.He said, “It’s always nice to know that you will score at some point. “With the players we have, someone will score at any point, even in the first 10 minutes not playing as well as we could and still scoring and leading – that gives you the confidence and the trust in your team that you can sit back, be professional, be focused and that you will win the game.”Spurs fullback – and fellow goalscorer – Kyle Walker-Peters added: “There’s a buzz around the team at the moment, we’re winning games and everyone is confident. When I step on the pitch I have that confidence as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoEx-Wolves midfielder Andrews slams Liverpool pair Sturridge, Shaqiri

first_imgEx-Wolves midfielder Andrews slams Liverpool pair Sturridge, Shaqiriby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves midfielder Keith Andrews was unimpressed by Liverpool for their FA Cup defeat on Monday.Andrews pulled no punches when looking back on the match and picked out Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri for particular criticism.Speaking to Off The Ball, Andrews said: “A few of those Liverpool players need to have a good look in the mirror after their performances, some of them were shocking, they’re fringe players and it shows they haven’t got the strength in depth.”There’s talk of Sturridge getting a new contract, but I don’t know where that’s come from.”Shaqiri only got going when the big boys came on, he was having a sulk up. Fabinho at the back, forget about it.“I wanted to bring up that issue from that game, I wasn’t watching it in depth, it was on at home, the first half, in particular, was horrendous.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoMan Utd midfielder Fred: My first ‘clasico’

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Fred: My first ‘clasico’by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred was pleased with his performance against Liverpool.Fred impressed in the 1-1 draw.“Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool,” he told The National.“We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.“We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 7 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgCollege Spun's picks for week 7 of the 2015 CFB season.college spun staff picks week 7Week six of the college football season produced a few big upsets, like Washington over USC and Texas over Oklahoma, along with a few almost-upsets, like Michigan State vs. Rutgers, TCU vs. Kansas State and Florida State vs. Miami (FL). Week seven is shaping up to be the most interesting of the season thus far, however.This week, we’ve got UCLA vs. Stanford, Michigan vs. Michigan State, Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Florida vs. LSU and USC vs. Notre Dame. Currently, Matt Hladik and Dustin Tackett hold a slim lead over the field in our weekly competition. Here are our picks for this weekend’s games:staff picks week 7 1staff picks week 7 2staff picks week 7 3Who do you have?last_img

Missouri President Tim Wolfe Resigns Amid Student Protests

first_imgMissouri President Tim Wolfe on the streets.Twitter/@Qiana_JadeOver the weekend, protests broke out at Missouri following a string of racially charged incidents on campus. A student group called “Concerned Student 1950” called for school president Tim Wolfe to resign due to ineffective leadership in combating the issues, and today he stepped down after an emergency meeting by the school’s Board of Curators.Mizzou President Tim Wolfe resigning right now amid student and faculty protests.— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) November 9, 2015On Friday night, video of Wolfe struggling to answer a question about systematic oppression began to go viral.Oh really @UMPrez this is what you think Systematic oppression is?!? @umcurators @CNN @Oprah pic.twitter.com/eSuOqPfT2b— QianaJade (@Qiana_Jade) November 7, 2015By Saturday night, the Tigers football team boycotted football activities until Wolfe resigned, following the lead of grad student Jonathan Butler, who is currently in a hunger strike in order to oust Wolfe. We hope that this move helps quell the unrest on campus in Columbia.last_img read more

Premier League fixtures 2019-20: Opening weekend & derbies

first_imgLiverpool will kick off the new Premier League season at home to Norwich on August 9, with champions Manchester City travelling to West Ham and Manchester United playing host to Chelsea on the opening weekend.Elsewhere, Arsenal will take in a trip to Newcastle on the first Sunday of the new season, while arch-rivals Tottenham take on top-flight new boys Aston Villa 24 hours earlier.Sheffield United start life back in the big time away at Bournemouth on August 10, with Burnley hosting Southampton, Everton going to Crystal Palace, Leicester taking on Wolves and Watford welcoming Brighton to Vicarage Road. 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? The big games will come thick and fast from that point.City’s first home game of the campaign will see them welcome Tottenham to the Etihad Stadium, while Arsenal are due at Anfield in the third round of fixtures.The first north London derby, which will be staged at Emirates Stadium, is pencilled in for August 31, with a return date taking place on April 25.City and United will not lock horns until December 7, at the Etihad, with a meeting between two old adversaries at Old Trafford due to be held around March 7.A Merseyside derby at Anfield will take centre stage on December 4 and at Goodison Park on March 14.Crystal Palace will rekindle old rivalries with Brighton at Selhurst Park on December 14, before heading to the south coast on February 29.Jack Grealish Aston Villa 2018-19Aston Villa, who are back in the Premier League after a three-year absence, will face West Midlands foes Wolves at Molineux on November 9 and on home soil on April 4.Chelsea take on Liverpool on September 21, while Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford a week later.The Red Devils will then play host to Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winners on the weekend of October 19, before the following round of games takes Spurs to Anfield.Liverpool face City on November 9 and Pep Guardiola’s title holders have a tough test at home to Chelsea in the same month.Spurs pay a visit to United in early December, before then playing host to London neighbours Chelsea in the final group of games before Christmas.The festive fixture list will see matches moved for television coverage, but the contests around Boxing Day will include Manchester United entertaining Newcastle, City going to Wolves, Liverpool taking in a trip to Leicester, Chelsea playing host to Southampton and Arsenal travelling to Bournemouth.New Year’s Day could also deliver a feast of entertainment, with United due at the Emirates.Elsewhere, Liverpool will take on Sheffield United, City clash with Everton, Chelsea go to Brighton and Spurs to Southampton.Klopp’s men will then have back-to-back outings against Tottenham and Manchester United in January, while Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.Tottenham entertain City on February 1 and the Red Devils visit the Blues of west London a week later.Manchester City Premier League title 2018-19City versus Arsenal is another contest scheduled for the leap year date of February 29.Mid-March will take Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and City to Stamford Bridge.Liverpool’s only top-flight defeat of 2018-19 came at the Etihad Stadium, and they will be back there in early April.May opens with Arsenal entertaining the European champions and a week later takes Chelsea to the red half of Merseyside.It could be that the title, top-four places and relegation spots are all on the line heading into the final weekend.Liverpool will be at Newcastle on May 17, Manchester United at Leicester, Spurs at Palace and Sheffield United at Southampton.Arsenal will play host to Watford, Manchester City will entertain Norwich, Chelsea take on Wolves, Burnley face Brighton, Everton meet Bournemouth and West Ham tackle Aston Villa.last_img read more

James revels in scoring Man Utd winner in Wales

first_imgDaniel James says Manchester United showed their fighting spirit by coming from behind to beat AC Milan on penalties in their final game of pre-season.United led early on thanks to Marcus Rashford’s opener but first Suso, then an own goal from Victor Lindelof, turned the game on its head at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.Jesse Lingard pulled the scores level at 2-2 before James struck the winning penalty in the resulting shoot-out, meaning United finished their pre-season campaign unbeaten. 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? “You couldn’t write it,” the Welshman told MUTV about scoring the winner in Cardiff.“Amazing. We’ve come from behind, today was a different test.“They slowed it down, they played great football but it shows the spirit. We’ve come from behind for the draw and obviously to win on penalties, and to score the last one here in Cardiff is great.”James was born and grew up in Yorkshire, qualifying for the Welsh national team through his father Kevan.He won his first youth international call-up in 2013 and, having left Hull to join Swansea City’s youth set-up as a 16-year-old, is seen as one of Welsh football’s most exciting young talents . This was underlined this summer as he joined United for £15 million ($19m) as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s youth-oriented rebuild at Old Trafford. He has since been joined by right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while Solskjaer has said the move for Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire is almost wrapped up .With the English transfer deadline on August 8 looming large, United are set for a busy few days with speculation surrounding Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.Solskjaer wants Pogba to ignore interest from Real Madrid but seems happy for Lukaku to leave with reports suggesting Napoli have now joined Inter and Juventus in their pursuit of the Belgium forward.United want to replace Lukaku with Juventus’ Paulo Dybala , but it remains to be seen whether the Argentine is keen on a move to Old Trafford.Following the end of the transfer window, United can once again focus on football. They start their Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Chelsea, looking to put an early dent in Frank Lampard’s bid to bring the good times back to Stamford Bridge. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Lacazette: Premier League hasn’t seen the best of me

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette claims that “the Premier League hasn’t seen the best of him” yet, insisting he still has plenty of room to improve at Arsenal this season.The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from Lyon in 2017 and has since managed to score 37 goals in 89 appearances across all competitions while forging a fearsome partnership with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang upfront.Lacazette grabbed his first goal of the 2019-20 campaign during Arsenal’s 2-1 home win over Burnley on Saturday, holding off two defenders in the box before squeezing the ball past Nick Pope. 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? The France international hit 14 Premier League goals last term, eight short of Aubameyang’s final tally, but his combative performances and commitment to Arsenal’s cause earned him widespread praise from fans and experts.Now that he is off the mark for the new season, Lacazette has promised “to score more goals” and prove he can be consistent as the Gunners fight for a place in the Champions League.He told Canal+: “The Premier League has not yet seen the best Lacazette.”It has seen some very good, but not the best. I can score more goals and be more consistent.”Lacazette went on to reveal that he poked fun at Aubameyang while keeping up with results in Ligue 1 last season.Gabon international Aubameyang played for Saint Etienne between 2011 and 2013, before securing a big-money move to Borussia Dortmund.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 2019-20Lacazette, meanwhile, represented Saint-Etienne’s bitter rivals Lyon with disctinction before joining the Gunners.He added: “With Auba, yes, we have a lot of room, and last year I called him every time Lyon won against Saint-Etienne.”Lyon have kicked off their latest Ligue 1 campaign in scintillating fashion, securing a 3-0 victory at Monaco on August 9 before thrashing Angers 6-0 at home on Friday.A former Olympic Stadium favourite hopes his old club can maintain their form over the next 11 months, after a change of style under head coach Sylvinho this summer.”It’s a big change from the OL I’ve experienced,” Lacazette added. “I have mixed emotions, the preparation has not been exceptional but I can not wait to see how they do and I hope it’s going to work.”Lacazette will be in contention to start for Arsenal once again next Saturday when they take on European champions and Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

ESPN Names 5 Coaches That Might Be Fired This Season

first_imgA low view of a goal-line play between LSU and Auburn.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ESPN has published a bunch of college football predictions in anticipation of the season getting fully underway this week.Week 1 is here, with several notable games – Alabama-Louisville, Michigan-Notre Dame, Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami – taking place this weekend.ESPN college football reporter Mark Schlabach published his predictions for the upcoming season on Monday. Included in those predictions are “hot seat” rankings for the sport’s head coaches.According to ESPN, here are five coaches that might be fired in 2018 if things go really poorly:LSU’s Ed OrgeronWashington State’s Mike LeachKansas’ David BeatyIllinois’ Lovie SmithNorth Carolina’s Larry FedoraOrgeron is the biggest name on this list. There have been questions about his hiring at LSU from the start.Expectations aren’t too high for the Tigers this fall – they begin the year ranked No. 25 – but they’ll need to show something in order for the administration to remain confident in Coach O.You can view ESPN’s full picks here.last_img read more

College President Apologizes For What He Was Caught Doing Before Game

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonTailgating before a college football or NFL game usually includes grilling, games, and of course a few beverages of the alcoholic variety. Generally, the tailgates are made up of fans and alumni from the university looking to celebrate before the game.Over the weekend a school president found himself apologizing for his actions at a tailgate. According to the AP, Southeast Missouri State University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto sent out an email apologizing for what he did before the game.So what did he do? Well, video appears to show Vargas-Aburto drinking from a beer bong.Here’s the video.THATS MY PRESIDENT pic.twitter.com/9wjvn0gnyH— Barstool SEMO (@BarstoolSemo) September 22, 2018Chugging from a funnel is commonplace on college campuses, it just doesn’t usually involve the president of said colleges.Vargas-Aburto apologized for his actions said it was a “poor decision” that he’s “not proud of.”It doesn’t look like the president will face punishment after the Board of Regents “said in a statement that what happened was a ‘lapse in judgment’ but that it doesn’t define Vargas-Aburto,” according to the report.[AP]last_img read more

Star RB Cleared For Michigan-Michigan State Game

first_imgMark Dantonio smiling on the Michigan State sideline.SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 28: Head coach Mark Dantonio looks on after defeating the Washington State Cougars 42-17 in the SDCCU Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium on December 28, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Michigan State may have won eight of its last ten encounters with Michigan, but to win this Saturday it’ll need big performances by all of its best players.Luckily for the Spartans, they just received a big boost to their running game.On Friday afternoon, running back LJ Scott was ruled “in” for the noon tilt against the Wolverines.Scott has been battling a leg injury and missed the last four games.Star Michigan State Player Ruled In For Michigan Showdown https://t.co/3TeGhqJxWX pic.twitter.com/8xCMzIDzdy— Sparty Fans (@SpartyFans) October 19, 2018Scott has led Michigan State in rushing in each of the last three seasons. He has over 2,500 rushing yards and 25 rushing TDs in that span.As a backfield receiver, Scott has also been a solid contributor. He has 38 receptions for 381 and two TDs in his career.Michigan has one of the top rushing defenses in the nation. However, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has frequently found ways to beat the Wolverines. He has eight wins from his 11 games against them, and two of three against Jim Harbaugh.last_img read more

New Bowl Projection For Iowa State Heading Into Saturday’s Action

first_imgAn Iowa State defender tackles a Kansas State player.AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver Dalton Schoen #83 of the Kansas State Wildcats breaks away from linebacker Reggan Northrup #9 of the Iowa State Cyclones as he rushed for yards in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)Iowa State struggled against Drake on Saturday, but still notched its seventh win of the season. They’re headed to a bowl game, so let’s take a look at where the Cyclones could play in December.Iowa State lost to Iowa, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas on the season. The Cyclones knocked off Akron, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Kansas, Baylor, Kansas State and Drake.The Cyclones were not part of the Big 12 title game and are therefore not in play for either the College Football Playoff or the Sugar Bowl.Iowa State is likely behind only Oklahoma and Texas when it comes to pecking order in the Big 12.Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Iowa State projected to the Valero Alamo Bowl to take on Washington State, which went 10-2 this year. That game is in San Antonio on December 28.The Cyclones could notch their ninth win of the season with a victory.We’ll know Iowa State’s actual bowl game on Sunday afternoon after the College Football Playoff rankings are announced.last_img read more

4-Star WR A.J. Henning Announces His Top 10 Schools

first_imgFour-star wide receiver A.J. Henning carries American flag onto field.YouTube/Aka NxvaFour-star wide receiver A.J. Henning is among the top players out of Illinois in the 2020 class.The Lincoln-Way East High School star is ranked No. 51 overall in the class.He’s the No. 8 wide receiver in the class, and No. 1 player in Illinois.A number of Big Ten and Midwestern powers are heavily involved with Henning, though his recruitment also involves teams down South and out West.On Tuesday night, Henning released his Top 10.Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Purdue are all on the list from the Big Ten, and are joined by LSU, Notre Dame, and Stanford.A.J. Henning announced the Top 10 via Twitter.Despite this list, he says his recruitment remains open.“LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”- Psalm 84:12 pic.twitter.com/BEhJRJ8Itx— AJ H3nning (@AJHenning3) January 23, 2019Henning’s full note:“On Jan 22nd, 2018, I had minor surgery. Glory to God that it was a success and I am beyond thankful to be able to continue to play the game that I love. I would like to thank each and every school that has recruited me to this point. With that being said, after taking with my family these are my TOP 10 schools. MY RECRUITMENT IS STILL OPEN!!”247Sports has Notre Dame as the favorite for Henning, with 83-percent of the crystal ball predictions thus far. Ohio State has the remaining votes.last_img read more

Former Texas Star Mocks NCAA With Spoof Of Controversial Video

first_imgTexas Longhorns cheerleaders holding flags.AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 4: Flags for the Texas Longhorns are marched on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on November 4, 2006 at Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)The NCAA has been taking a lot of heat for a controversial video it posted today highlighting “day in the life” of a student-athlete. While many people have criticized the video online, it was Texas alum Emmanuel Acho who took the mockery to another level with his own video.In a response to the NCAA on Twitter, Acho released his video entitled “Athlete and student — a REAL day in the life.” The video depicted Acho dealing with soreness, being late to class, having trouble studying, having to skip movie invitations and taking abuse from coaches.The final message of the video was a tagline that appeared with the words, “providing opportunities for athlete exploitation” – a clear jab at the many controversies surrounding the NCAA’s student-athlete policies.You can see Acho’s video here:Athlete and student — a REAL day in the life @NCAA. pic.twitter.com/KcWj1JyoHn— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) March 20, 2019The NCAA video which has taken so much heat can be viewed here:Student and athlete — a day in the life. pic.twitter.com/KBLa1gBLnq— NCAA (@NCAA) March 17, 2019As you can see, the NCAA version features a much more optimistic (and in some peoples’ minds, unrealistic) view of being a student-athlete.The responses to the video, even from many pundits, was swift and brutal against the NCAA.Acho’s video may not have been the first spoof of the NCAA’s attempt to sow a little bit of propaganda, and his probably won’t be the last by a long shot.last_img read more

Honor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-January

first_imgHonor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-JanuaryThe Honor 10 Lite, which will succeed the popular Honor 9 Lite, is said to launch in India around mid-January, although there has been no official confirmation from the company.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 13:45 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor 10 Lite will reportedly launch in India soonThe phone was launched in China in NovemberIt brings a waterdrop notch and Kirin 710 chipsetHonor is planning to kick off the new year with the launch of the Honor 9 Lite successor in India, according to a new report. The Honor 10 Lite is said to launch in the country around mid-January, although there has been no official confirmation from the company. The Honor 10 Lite was first launched in China in November and is a stripped down version of the Honor 10 flagship.Sources told IANS on Friday that Honor is planning to launch the affordable Honor 10 Lite in India very soon. The phone will succeed last year’s Honor 9 Lite, which has been one of the company’s best selling phones in 2018. While the Honor 9 Lite highlights a quad camera setup, the Honor 10 Lite touts an immersive dewdrop display along with an attractive design and Android 9 Pie out of the box.We are yet to hear anything about the pricing of the Honor 10 Lite, but we assume it will be very close to its Chinese pricing. To recall, the Honor 10 Lite was launched in China starting at CNY 1399 (approx Rs 14,500) for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB + 64GB variant costs CNY 1,699 (approx Rs 17,500) while the 6GB + 128GB version is priced at CNY 1899 (approx Rs 19,500). It is still unclear whether the company will be launching all three variants in the country.The Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.21-inch FHD+ dewdrop display with a droplet-style notch. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 chipset and will likely be the first Honor phone to ship with Android Pie with EMUI 9 on top in India. The Honor 10 Light is available in China in four colours – Gradient Blue, Gradient Red, Lily Valley White, and Magic Night Black. We will have to wait and see if all these colours make it to the country.advertisementThe Honor 10 Lite also touts a dual camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The phone also gets a 24MP front-facing camera housed in the notch. The cameras are expected to come with a lot of AI features baked thanks to the Kirin 710 chipset. The phone also packs a 3,400mAh battery. We should hear more about the launch of the Honor 10 Light over the next few days.ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 (2019) launch in India set for January 7, will bring 6.5-inch display, 4,000mAh batteryGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor 10 LiteFollow Mobileslast_img read more

I wish to retire at Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service MadridMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 10:05 IST I wish to retire at Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos. (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSSergio Ramos said he wanted to help Real Madrid’s President rebuild the teamRamos has lifted four LaLiga cups with Real Madrid and four Champions League trophiesRamos won the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as two UEFA Euro titles in 2008 and 2012Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has announced that he is staying at the Spanish club.It was reported that the 33-year-old had an offer from a Chinese club but his current contract ends on June 30, 2021, reports Efe news.”There has been too much speculation about my future and I wanted to reiterate my commitment to the club,” Ramos told the press at the Real Madrid facilities in Valdebebas on Thursday.”I have no intention of leaving the club and wish to retire here,” he added.The first team captain arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2005 as the first signing by Florentino Perez after he was elected the club’s president.”The relationship with Florentino is father-son and of course that dynamic can have moments of conflict too,” Ramos said. “But like any relationship, it does have some ups and downs.”He also said that reports in the media had annoyed him and were the reason for him calling the press conference.Rumors about Ramos’ departure had said it was because of money.”We haven’t discussed money and my intention is to talk about this in a frank manner with the president,” he said.”There is an offer from China and if I didn’t feel wanted then it’s an alternative, but at present, my deal is with Real Madrid and my plan is to see out my contract.”There has been too much speculation and I wanted to clear this matter up.”Ramos said he wanted to help rebuild the team with the club’s president.advertisement”My intention is to construct a new Real Madrid with the president and start to look to the future,” he added.”I still have the physical strength to play for the club.” “When the time comes to move on I’ll do so but in a place where I never have to face Real Madrid,” Ramos continued.”It’s important that I feel wanted here at the club by the fans, teammates and of course the president.”He said that the team’s 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the UEFA Champions League this season caused a lot of tension among the squad and fans and added that “it was a time for us to reset things.”Ramos has lifted four LaLiga cups with Real Madrid and four Champions League trophies.At an international level, he won the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as two UEFA Euro titles in 2008 and 2012.Also Read | Europa League title win may not be enough to keep Maurizio Sarri at ChelseaAlso Read | Inter Milan part company with coach Luciano SpallettiAlso SeeFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Real MadridFollow Sergio RamosFollow Florentino PerezFollow AjaxFollow UEFA Champions LeagueFollow LaLiga cupsFollow 2010 FIFA World CupFollow UEFA EURO I wish to retire at Real Madrid: Sergio RamosReal Madrid defender Sergio Ramos announced that he is staying at the Spanish club after annoying rumors about him leaving the club for money came outadvertisementlast_img read more

Design Meets Function in The Swirl Skateboard

first_img The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets Editors’ Recommendations Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America As a wood maker Peter Duncan spends his days at his studio in Wilmington, North Carolina crafting gorgeous tables and more for The Wood Studio. Recently Duncan got into the art of carving skateboards from wood. His latest, the Swirl, uses carvings in lieu of grip tape, making for a skateboard that looks just as good as it works. The Manual recently caught up with Duncan to ask him how he came up up with the idea for the Swirl, skateboard making and of course, wood.Why did Wood Studio enter the skateboard world?Well, I’ve skated for more than 15 years, and living in a beach town (Wilmington, NC) it was almost a natural progression for the wood studio. It started as just a project for myself, so that I could get around on something that I made. When I took the board to get trucks and wheels put on, the skate shop really gave me some great feedback, which got my wheels turning (pun intended).How did you figure that the carvings would make a good substitute for grip tape?I’ve done some extensive carving for other projects in the past, It dawned on me during an engraving project that tight lines created a grip much like whats you’d find with grip tape.How did testing go before you realized you had enough that was suitable to hold the skater?I tested all the iterations myself by getting out there and really riding, it wasn’t long before I found a good balance between design and functionality. Why African mahogany?Mahogany is known for a lot of things, two of which are its flexibility and it’s beauty. It has been used in boat building for hundreds of years for these two reasons. That’s what made it my first choice. I’ve now made boards out of many different woods, all of which have their good and bad attributes, it’s really about finding the right deck thickness for each wood and the rider’s aesthetic preference.Will you make more if they sell out?I really love making these and the design possibilities are limitless so I think I may be in this for the long haul. I’ve already made a few for local skate and surf shops to display and the feedback has been amazing!The Swirl Skateboard, $200 at etsy.com. Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process last_img read more

TGIF Shopping: Johnny Love

first_img 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man In the winter your jacket is what people see first and judge you by. If you’re settling for one-hit-wonder outerwear, from H&M or Zara, consider spending just a little more on something that will hold its style and last as long as you. This week we stumbled upon Nordic brand Johnny Love, which from what we can see, puts together a well-tailored jacket that will also keep you warm. The casual luxury brand was founded in 2006 and is based in Trondheim, Norway. Helmed by designer John Vinnem, the brand’s obvious strength is its outerwear due to its snowy locale. Vinnem’s ability to make clothing that is versatile enough for any occasion shows in the fits and tailored form of Johnny Love’s outwear and other pieces.All of their pieces are made in the EU, mostly from Italian and Japanese fabrics. Johnny Love’s coats are statement pieces. While they are casual they accentuate the stature of the man wearing them. This is what they call the Scandinavian slim fit: Broad shoulders and chest, and narrower but straight waist.According to the brand spokesman, Magne Gisvold, Johnny Love, “makes clothes that appeal to men who like to dress well and add to their look.” “The clothes don’t ‘hide’ or obscure the personality of the wearer, but enhances it,” Gisvold said. “As our fit enhances a ‘V’ shaped torso, it could be seen as accentuating the masculinity of the wearer.”Our favorite pieces from Johnny Love’s current and past collection you can see above. In terms of outerwear we are fans of their version of the double-breasted pea coat, Poe, which is styled with an almost futuristic design. And as Gisvold said, the coat, like their others pulls fitted around the waist accentuating the V-shape of the wearer (making you look good for the gals, even in the winter). We also recommend their trench coats, the Kaufman and Colombo. The Hemingway is a clever take on the Parka as well. Visit their site here to find U.S. retailers or order directly online. Editors’ Recommendations A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

The Very Best of Edinburgh, Scotland

first_img Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference? If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyIf you want to really go deep in the whisky rabbit hole on your trip to Scotland, this may be your new favorite joint. While ‘SMWS’ is a members only club, the first floor is open to the public. We sallied in here after dinner one night and our waiter was a wealth of boozy information. Their whole platform is to inform and educate their members on single-cask whiskies, so it’s not about the brand, hence all whisky is presented in the same iconic Society green bottle. Instead it is all about the experience and what you are looking to try. As they explained to us, “Our commitment to taking members on a journey of flavor sensations means our quest extends to coveted casks from “silent” distilleries that are no longer in operation, giving our adventurous members the opportunity to taste whiskies which may be gone forever.” Clearly this is not a place to get hammered, but to get schooled.Hipsters and older boozers co-mingle in the most wonderful way.The Bow BarNow for the getting hammered part. The Bow Bar is a cherished old spot in town where hipsters and older boozers co-mingle in the most wonderful way. There is only one small television (turned off on our many visits), no loud music and no scene, just raucous laughter, canoodling couples, and great cask beers and single malt whiskeys.The Devil’s AdvocateLocated in a former Victorian pump house in the old town, this is one of the more sceney places in town and well worth a visit. While we shudder at the term ‘mixologist’, these bartenders know how to make a mean drink. With 200 whiskies on their shelves there is plenty of whisky to try, but give one of their cocktails a whirl like the Patti Smith made with Woodford Reserve, Cherry Brandy, Cynar, Peach, and Lemon.ShopStewart ChristieAnyone who knows clothes knows Stewart Christie in Edinburgh.Numerous editor and stylist friends said this was a must visit and of course they were spot on. We were lucky enough to meet the new owners of this grand old shop and, when I asked Victoria how long the company had been around she coyly quipped, “Oh just 300 years.” Indeed they have piles of archival books that are centuries old and filled with illustrations of frock coats, military braids and, fabric swatches that we were very tempted to run off with.But the clothes. This is where you can come and buy a handsome pair of socks for dad or a full-bespoke suit for yourself. We are especially fond of their wall of corduroy in every color in the rainbow. Need a deer-stalking look? New shooting coat? A simple Harris Tweed cap? These kids gotcha covered. (Psst, ladies just launched too!)Walker SlaterWe felt right at home in this warm and welcoming menswear store (near Bow Bar FYI). Here you can go from casual to tailored and everything in between. While they are known for tweed, we found some great Fair Isle sweaters, cufflinks, and bags in the mix as well. On their top floor is where you can find their tattooed tailor who we really enjoyed meeting. Besides having a steady clientele in their shops, Walker Slater has a partnership with Scottish Rugby and the Ryder Cup.StayThe Principal Hotel EdinburghFormerly known as The George Hotel, the Principal group has updated this handsome old hotel while adding a very cool coffee shop (Burr & Co) and a swinging bar and restaurant (The Printing Press). It is located in the heart of the new town, ‘new’ having been built in the late 1700s. Request a room in the back with majestic views of the north side of the city overlooking the port and mountains. We also highly suggest dining at their restaurant and nightcapping at the bar.center_img Editor’s Note: Last November we had the pleasure of spending 10 captivating days in Scotland. Below is but one adventure of many from our stay. We hope the joy we experienced comes through in all our posts and missives from our adventure, which no doubt read better with a wee dram in hand. If you’ve never ventured to the land of kilts and tweeds, Scotland’s capital will provide the perfect introduction to one of our favorite countries.Edinburgh, Scotland is a place for gentleman. It is full of kilt-blowing hikes up its many hills, barrels full of whisky to sample, hearty farm-to-table feasts, and sartorially savvy shopping.Nestled in the Lothian region of the country, Edinburgh (pronounced Edinbrah!) is the perfect-sized city with plenty to do, but not as overwhelming as London or Rome. It is also the ideal place to hunker down while exploring some of the lush countryside or cozy coastal villages. We could go on and on about ‘Auld Reekie’ but for now, here are our suggestions for your visit:PLAYThe view from the top is out of this world.Arthur’s SeatA trip to Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without a gentle hike to Arthur’s Seat. The dormant volcano is the highest point of nearby Holyrood Park and consequently, the view from the top is out of this world. If you’re into history, a visit to the fort is a must.Palace of HolyroodhouseAfter your hike be sure to tour this history packed old palace where Mary Queen of Scots once roamed and her private secretary ( err, possible lover) was murdered. Walk through the hall where Bonnie Prince Charlie held court for five weeks and explore the ruins of the magnificent abbey, which was destroyed in the ‘Glorious Revolution’.The Royal MileFrom Holyrood you can take a leisurely walk up the Royal Mile ending at Edinburgh Castle. To be honest, this is very much a tourist walk with lots of ‘Made in China’ shops and street musicians but there are some quality spots like Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers and we had the perfect pub lunch at No. 1 High Street. Once you arrive at the ancient Edinburgh Castle we suggest skipping it unless you are a real history nerd. It needs a little upgrade on  ye old mannequins with dusty beards. Simply enjoy the view from there before wandering to the next stop.https://www.123rf.com/profile_hardyuno’>hardyuno / 123RF Stock PhotoFood & DrinkScran & Scallie Scran is slang for food and Scallie is short for Scallywags, so clearly this is our kind of establishment. While the vibe is very laid back, this gastro pub is well known for great Scottish food and artisan beers. We had the beef sausage with mash, paired with a side of cauliflower cheese and a beer flight. We were so gloriously full by nights end we could barely tap the Uber app. When asked where they source their beef our jolly waiter pointed out the window and said, “Oh, that farm down the hill!” It doesn’t get much more local than that.Castle TerraceFor a fancy night out we had a grand ole time at this establishment (which comes from the same people behind Scran & Scallie). This high-design culinary experience showcases Scottish produce at its best. The welcoming staff was eager to explain everything on the menu and recommend the best wines to make it all pop. Since this is another ‘nature-to-plate’ kind of restaurant, the menus change seasonally, but we have no doubt Chef Patron Dominic Jack’s many years of training in some of France’s top kitchens will provide a memorable meal.Gardener’s CottageWhen traveling to far off destinations, we always hope to find that one, utterly unique dining experience and Gardener’s Cottage was it. Co-owned by chefs Dale Mailley and Edward Murray, Gardener’s Cottage is committed to serving the best seasonal, local produce (they were also one of the early adapters to this trend) in a space that is straight out of a Kinfolk spread. The cottage was built in 1836 and is located in Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill in the heart of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The current owners completely restored the abandoned cottage and the interiors are minimal with simple candles on each table, a record player in the corner, and the din of the kitchen staff’s chatter lending the feel of a home cooked meal. The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

This Immaculate 1971 Hemi Cuda Says There’s No School like Old School

first_img The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Editors’ Recommendations Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses While Dodge, Ford, and Chevrolet carry the American muscle car torch forward with new versions of their iconic coupes, automotive enthusiasts can’t help but miss the long-lost car brands that once brought us symbols of power.Among the front-engine, rear-wheel drive monsters of the 1960s and ‘70s, Plymouth’s Barracuda reigned supreme. In particular, the third generation, which shared its platform with the Dodge Challenger, created a cult following that has only grown over the years. In fact, the Hemi Cuda is the most valuable muscle car of all time.These days, finding a ‘Cuda in good condition is like finding a pot of gold, but RK Motors has followed the rainbow to its conclusion so you don’t have to. This Rallye Red 1971 example has just 2,010 original miles on its 426 HEMI V8 engine. Everything about this stunning muscle car is original, including its Torqueflite three-speed transmission, dual-exhaust, Dana 60 rear end, Sure Grip differential, Rallye wheels, and Hemi suspension.This ‘Cuda was owned by Zachary Taylor Reynolds, heir to RJ Reynold’s Tobacco fortune. RK Motors has an incredible write-up on the wild life of “Dr. Zach” Reynolds, but we’ll give you the short version. Zach dressed like a prince, surrounded himself with celebrities, and risked his life on a constant basis. After countless accidents via bikes, planes, and cars, Reynolds retired from daredevil maneuvers to collect cars and motorcycles – the ’71 Cuda became his centerpiece.This is the lowest-mileage, highest-optioned Hemi Cuda on the planet, so you’ll need $1.29 million to take it for a spin. Sure, you could shop pretty much any supercar on the market for that kind of cash, but nothing will turn heads like this outrageous muscle car. Do us a favor, though – if you make this beauty your own, give us a ride. Please? Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing last_img read more