Barcelona ‘It has been a special day’ – Coutinho thrilled after making Barcelona debut Sacha Pisani 10:20 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alex Caparros Barcelona Philippe Coutinho Barcelona v Espanyol Espanyol Copa del Rey The Brazilian was understandably delighted after making his debut for the Spanish giants against Espanyol Philippe Coutinho revelled in his debut for Barcelona after receiving words of wisdom from former star Ronaldinho.Coutinho made his first appearance since joining from Liverpool in a club-record deal reportedly worth €160million as Barcelona overcame rivals Espanyol 2-0 in the Cope del Rey quarter-finals.The Brazil international playmaker came off the bench and impressed in a 22-minute cameo Thursday , Barca sealing a 2-1 aggregate triumph at Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It has been a special day because these were my first minutes with this club,” Coutinho said.”It was a great night. I am very happy and excited, because of how the fans welcomed me.”I was a little nervous and anxious because of how big a club this is, but the way everyone welcomed me helped me to relax.”Coutinho’s bow came after former Barcelona attacker Ronaldinho had a message for his countryman pre-match.In a video posted to Twitter, Ronaldinho said: “It’s Ronaldo speaking here to wish you all the luck in the world. Some words of wisdom for @Phil_Coutinho from his idol – @10Ronaldinho ! pic.twitter.com/6XOkckWCy5 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 25, 2018 “Give it everything and make people happy, that is what they like.”Enjoy yourself and the rest will follow.”Coutinho could make his La Liga debut when leaders Barca host Deportivo Alaves Sunday.
Manchester United Alexis sets Manchester United shirt-sales record Joe Wright 01:47 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League A. Sánchez Newcastle United v Manchester United The Chile international broke records for shirt sales following his move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January Manchester United enjoyed record shirt sales in January thanks to the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, after suffering a £21.1 million half-year loss at the end of 2017.The club’s latest financial results, which were released on Thursday, show a four per cent revenue increase to £163.9m, giving them an adjusted projected revenue of £585m for 2018.The loss in the latter part of last year was down to changes in corporate tax rates in the United States, which were passed by Donald Trump’s administration. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “As a result, the current quarter expense includes a non-cash tax accounting write off of £48.8million,” United said in their official release.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Our solid business model has allowed us to invest in the future of the club with the extension of Jose Mourinho’s contract as manager and the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez.”We look forward to the remainder of the season with confidence.”Sanchez’s January arrival, which took place too late to be recorded in the figures, saw United set records for shirt sales and social media interactions, according to Woodward.”Alexis Sanchez has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales, three times the previous record,” Woodward told a conference call with investors.He said the Sanchez deal, which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, “generated some interesting social media stats”.”It was the biggest United post on Instagram with two million likes and comments, the most shared United Facebook post ever, the most retweeted United post ever, and the hashtag #Alexis7 was the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide,” he explained.”To put that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 per cent more interactions than the announcement of the sale of the world’s most-expensive player last summer when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Arsenal Cech expecting watching brief as Arsenal trophy hunt at Wembley Jamie Smith 03:07 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Arsenal League Cup Premier League Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsene Wenger is set to select David Ospina in goal for a Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City, believes the Gunners’ usual first choice Petr Cech does not expect to be named in goal for Arsenal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, with David Ospina set to deputise.Ospina has made one Premier League appearance this season, but has been Wenger’s regular goalkeeper for all cup competitions, including the Europa League.AdChoices广告Cech was an unused substitute in last season’s FA Cup final, with Ospina helping the Gunners to a surprise 2-1 win against Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And the veteran goalkeeper believes Colombia international Ospina will again be preferred by Wenger for Sunday’s clash.”At the start [of the season] it was clear that it was going to be like that,” said Cech.”I will be there with the team supporting but I don’t expect to play.”It is always hard to watch any game from the bench or even from the stand if you are not selected.”As a player, you always want to be involved. But obviously you are in a professional club where there are 25 top players and the manager always makes his choices for the game and you need to accept that.”The Carabao Cup has eluded Wenger throughout his 22-year spell in charge of Arsenal, with two appearances in the final the closest he has come to claiming the prize.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho Ronaldinho & Luis Figo set to star in UEFA-United Nations charity game Chris Wheatley Last updated 1 year ago 20:27 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UEFA Ronaldinho Gaúcho A number of big names will head to Geneva next month to take part in the Match For Solidarity Ronaldinho and Luis Figo are among the illustrious names set to take part in the joint UEFA-United Nations Match for Solidarity next month.The game takes place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 16.00CET at the Stade de Genève, with pre-match activities involving local and international children starting around an hour before kick-off.Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps will be the coaches while the match itself will be refereed by the legendary Pierluigi Collina. Other names set to be involved include Eric Abidal, Cafu, Robert Pires and Christian Karembeu, with more to follow in the coming weeks.Eleven Campaign, an international non-profit organisation founded by Greeks in London, are creating a feature-length documentary profiling 11 children from 11 corners of the globe and will be hosting their ‘Eleven Rise As One’ exhibition match at 14.45CET, an hour before some of football’s greatest legends take the field in the Match for Solidarity. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The match, aimed at promoting peace, human rights and well-being in the world, is in partnership with UEFA Foundation for Children, with the eleven young heroes set to meet in person and train in Geneva for the first time next month. Eleven uses the unifying power of sport to celebrate diversity, promote equality, cross-cultural collaboration and youth developmentEleven Campaign is still calling on everyone to get off the bench and into the game. You can donate quickly and securely on their crowdfunding page to make your mark on this project; no amount is too small and there are fantastic perks to claim, such as signed shirts and experiences with your favourite sports figures and celebrities. Find out more on www.JoinThe11.com.
Indian Super League ISL 2017-18 Final: ‘The Blues were heard!’ – Voracious support in Bengaluru set standards high Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 1 year ago 13:48 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ISL Indian Super League Bengaluru v Chennaiyin Bengaluru Chennaiyin The supporters were consistently loud and clear with their chants throughout the night as ‘home’ team Bengaluru succumbed to defeat… It was contrasting emotions at the Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday night in Bengaluru when the referee blew the final whistle and brought the Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18 to a grand conclusion.For all the excitement on the field, the supporters in the stadium were just as brilliant as they turned out in large numbers to cheer and chant for their team. AdChoices广告Bengaluru FC, playing on their home ground, had the advantage in terms of numbers as Kanteerava filled up with blue jerseys. The travelling fans were also at their best but sheer numbers on the other side drowned whatever they had to say, at least until Mailson Alves decided to stun the Blues with two commanding headers that put Chennaiyin into the lead. The efforts put in by both sets of supporters into designing artistic yet prodigious banners were meritorious. But on a day when both teams were on the last step towards the ultimate glory, it was the noise levels that stood out for a neutral viewer. It is not easy to get the whole stadium to chant in unison and despite the final result, the fans who turned up in Bengaluru showed what they are capable of. Every save by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was appreciated, Sunil Chhetri’s runs were applauded and it was an incredible sight to behold. Just as Chennaiyin deserve credit for not letting the persistent pressure of Bengaluru get to them in the first half, their supporters need to be applauded too. Eight minutes after Chhetri headed in the opening goal, Mailson brought them back into the game and the Super Machans’ rapturous applause reverberated around the stadium. And then he scored again at the stroke of half-time, sending the Machans into delirium.The support at the other end, however, never died.Super Machans 1-0 West Block Blues#BENCHE #HeroISLFinal #LetsFootball https://t.co/nBnsokCpgm pic.twitter.com/1fer5fxm6M— Goal India (@Goal_India) March 17, 2018The chants ‘When the Blues go marching in’ and ‘Hum Honge Kaamyaab’ vibrated through the stadium as a dejected Bengaluru team mourned a disappointing defeat. The majority in the crowd spent the most of last 15 minutes of the game and post-match ceremony chanting ‘F*** you referee’ but it was just an emotional reaction to the events that unfurled in the match and nothing that calls for critique.In the end, the Machans came out as victors from the stadium but the support for both teams never seemed to cease. One could’ve been forgiven to think that the game had plunged into the nervous scenarios of extra-time and penalties, judging by the noise inside the stadium long after the final whistle. It was a night to remember for football fans in India.
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan president Scaroni: Paqueta deal proof of Elliott commitmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan president Paolo Scaroni says their deal for Lucas Paqueta is proof of owner Elliott Management’s commitment.The Rossoneri paid €35m plus up to €10m in bonuses to Flamengo for the attacker.“This signing confirms the intentions of Elliott to bring Milan back to the top,” said Scaroni in the presentation Press conference.“This move does not mean Milan don’t have a clear strategy of following Financial Fair Play rules, as it fits well within it and we consider it a transfer that takes us towards where we want to go.”Director Leonardo was trusted with identifying the talent from Brazil and bringing him to San Siro.“Although these are early days, he played a very important part in the Flamengo side that finished second in their division. We have a project that we want to put in place and he has everything required, both as a player and a man, to help us achieve this. He can above all really improve a great deal.“I think he can bring more joy, creativity and a Brazilian approach to Milan. We’re not comparing him to Kaka, but clearly in the past Milan were in a different situation and had been winning for some years. We’ve just had a change of ownership, are a team under construction and Paquetá is part of a project going forward that must be given time to grow.“Above all, his arrival proves we want an attack-minded and creative Milan side that is truly positive when on the ball. He has the characteristics we want to see in this Milan team.”
Stauskas Popcorn Every year, NBA veterans like to haze rookies a bit, and one of the more popular moves is to “popcorn” a player’s car. Dion Waiters, who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder but was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, received one of the worst in history, if you remember. But this week, former Michigan star Nik Stauskas, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, came home to an even bigger surprise. He doesn’t have a car right now, so instead, his teammates popcorned his house. Stauskas posted a video of the damage. It’s significant.Stauskas averaged 4.2 points per game in 15.2 minutes per contest this year. He’s expected to have a bigger role in 2015-2016.
…and then there were four. The past few weeks, we’ve given you the people the opportunity to voice your opinion on the most annoying people in sports media. We’re just a few days from learning who’s going to take home the crown. Stephen A. Smith, Jemele Hill, Skip Bayless and Jim Rome are the four left standing heading into the final week. We’re just two results away from an all-First Take final. Woof.What did we learn this past week?Ohio State fans weren’t enough to push Mark May past Stephen A. Smith.Jemele Hill is on – her words – a “George Mason like run” heading into the Final Four.Skip Bayless appears unbeatable.Jim Rome is the most underseeded person in the history of dumb pop culture brackets.Voting is now closed on the Elite Eight. You can view the results from the first round here, the second round here, the Sweet 16 here and the Elite Eight here. Let’s vote on the Final Four.The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Final FourVote On The Final Four Here1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 11. Jemele HillA classic David vs. Goliath battle. Hill’s run has been surprising, but an upset here would be Syracuse-down-15-and-still-beats-Virginia level. Can she pull it off? More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Jemele Hill?1. Skip Bayless vs. 16. Jim RomeProps to Jim Rome for proving us wrong – he really is still one of the most annoying out there. But we think his run ends here. It has to, right? More Annoying: Skip Bayless or Jim Rome?More: Who Will Be The Next Katherine Webb?
Twitter/@RedditCFBLSU football looked listless to start today’s game against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field, but the Tigers have turned things around in a hurry.With 6:58 left in the third quarter, Wisconsin shut down an LSU drive and forced a punt, up 13-0. Three plays later, Bart Houston did the one thing he really could not afford to: throw the ball directly to a Tigers defender. Tre’Davious White picked off the Badger’s pass and took it 21 yards to the house to get LSU on the board at the 5:28 mark.LSU on the board against Wisconsin after pick 6 from Tre’Davious White. If offense can’t score, the defense will! pic.twitter.com/q8KqT38wnx— Ben Bolton (@BoltonSports) September 3, 2016Three plays—and less than a minute of game time—later, George Rushing was stripped by Donte Jackson. Again, White was there to come up with the loose ball.The turnover. https://t.co/3aGFXnYg8I— Tiger Rag (@Tiger_Rag) September 3, 2016On LSU’s first offensive play, embattled quarterback Brandon Harris hit superstar running back Leonard Fournette with a dime down the field for a big 31 yard pick-up.Harris fakes to Fournette. Then tosses to Fournette. https://t.co/EmXQjadH4P— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) September 3, 2016The next play, Harris found Travin Dural on a screen. The star wide receiver put a nice stiff arm/stutter step move on safety D’Cota Dixon.Harris to Dural. Touchdown. #LSU https://t.co/5L9fDztPP1— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) September 3, 2016It didn’t take long, but LSU took the lead and now has all the momentum against a Badgers squad that was absolutely rolling. The Tigers have also sucked the air out of a fired up Lambeau Field crowd. It hasn’t been a great opening weekend for the SEC so far, but a Tigers win would certainly help matters for the conference here.
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera.The 29-year-old, who spent five seasons with the Red Devils after arriving from Athletic Club, made 189 appearances and won the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League during his stay at Old Trafford.Although he was limited to just 28 appearances in his final year at United, the Premier League side hoped to extend his deal but were unable to reach an agreement with the Spain international, allowing him to leave for free when his contract expired. 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 Reports linking Herrera to a switch to PSG emerged in April and intensified once his departure was confirmed the following month.And the Ligue 1 champions have acted on their interest by luring him to Parc des Princes with a five-year contract.”Paris Saint-Germain is the greatest club in France. It keeps on improving and competes to win every possible title,” he told the club’s website.”I was looking forward to coming to Paris and to wearing those colors. I hope to continue to make history with the club!”Joining this club is an amazing feeling. I also love the city. Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. I promise three things: work, professionalism and passion. I also promise to improve my French because I think that the language is very important for the team’s communication.”Herrera is PSG’s second signing of the summer, following Pablo Sarabia, who joined from Sevilla in a €20 million deal.Thomas Tuchel’s side have already waved goodbye to Lassana Diarra and Adrien Rabiot, while Leandro Paredes has been linked with a move away despite only joining from Zenit in January.Meanwhile, he is the second first-team player to leave United this summer, as Antonio Valencia also departed as a free agent, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and Daniel James from Swansea City thus far.
Major League Soccer claimed a small measure of success over Liga MX on Wednesday as Atlanta United took a 3-2 win over Club American in the second edition of the Campeones Cup. The match pits the MLS Cup champion against Liga MX’s Campeon de Campeones. The first edition in 2018 saw Tigres cruise past Toronto FC, but Liga MX’s dominance of continental competitions has, at least temporarily, been halted. 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 second edition of the competition got off to a flying start, with Emerson Hyndman pushing Atlanta into the lead five minutes in. America responded quickly, with Renato Ibarra first hitting the frame of goal and then pulling his side level in the 13th minute. While the match continued at a frantic pace throughout the first half, the two sides would remain level until the 57th minute when Roger Martínez scored to pull the Mexican outfit out in front. This time it was Atlanta’s turn to respond quickly, and a blast from Jeff Larentowicz had the home side back level before the hour mark. Pick that one out 😱An absolute rocket from Jeff Larentowicz to bring us level! pic.twitter.com/5gH8YwAYe4— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 15, 2019Josef Martinez, who had netted 15 times in his last 10 MLS matches coming into the night, scored from the penalty spot six minutes later to push Atlanta back in front. America’s hopes for another comeback took a massive hit 72 minutes in when Bruno Valdez picked up a second booking and the Liga MX giant was left to finish the match with 10 men. “Real excited to have won another trophy here in Atlanta,” Julian Gressel said on social media after the match. “First MLS Champion for the Campeones Cup. Thanks for all the support, I only heard Atlanta fans today, so that was unbelievable. This one’s for you guys!” Atlanta currently sits second in the MLS Eastern Conference, three points back of the Philadelphia Union with a game in hand. The Five Stripes will return to league action on Sunday as they travel to Portland to take on the Timbers, but the club can add another trophy to the case at the end of the month when they face Minnesota United in the U.S. Open Cup final.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions prepare to take the field against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium on September 16, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)One of the top players in Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class will not be playing football for the Nittany Lions. Nana Asiedu, a former four-star offensive tackle out of Virginia, has to retire from the game due to a heart condition.Asiedu was diagnosed with a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Unfortunately due to the condition, he is unable to play.Nana Asiedu made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday night.God has other plans for me ?‼️ #WeAre @coachjfranklin pic.twitter.com/Oa9Rkk15ex— Nana Asiedu (@BigNana_) June 28, 2018Asiedu announced his commitment to Penn State last April. He enrolled at the school just four days ago.According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Asiedu was the No. 8 offensive tackle in the 2018 recruiting class. He is also ranked as the No. 116 recruit overall and the No. 3 recruit from the state of Virginia.He was the seventh-ranked player in Penn State’s excellent 2018 recruiting class, which ranks fifth in the country.Asiedu isn’t the first freshman-to-be to be forced to step away from the sport due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Earlier this year, Florida early enrollee Randy Russell had to do the same.The condition, also known as HCM, was the cause of death of former Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu. He passed away after a conditioning run in February 2014.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clay Helton, in somewhat of a surprise, will be back as USC’s head coach in 2019. The Trojans announced their decision on Sunday.It turns out we’ll have two Heltons leading college football programs in 2019.Tyson Helton, the younger brother of the USC head coach, has landed his own head coaching gig.The Tennessee offensive coordinator has been hired at Western Kentucky.Lookin’ good, @Coach_Helton! ? #GoTops pic.twitter.com/EiD9IqxEYg— WKU Football (@WKUFootball) November 27, 2018Tyson Helton, 41, was an assistant coach at USC before taking the Tennessee offensive coordinator job. This is his first head coaching position.Western Kentucky went 3-9 this season.
You would assume that all Horns Downs would be roughly the same, but somehow the LSU back really upped the game with this one. There’s something extra on it.WE GOT US A HORNS DOWN BABYYYYY pic.twitter.com/aVp2BB6vq4— Richard🇬🇾Johnson (@RJ_Writes) September 8, 2019He leads all rushers, with 84 yards and a score on 14 carries. As a team, LSU has 108 yards on the ground, but it has been Joe Burrow that has been the difference maker.The former Ohio State transfer has transformed from game manager to star in one off-season, and has 392 yards and three touchdowns so far tonight.Sam Ehlinger is doing his best to answer though. He has 390 total yards and four touchdowns, three passing and one on the ground.This one has been about as fun as expected. LSU leads Texas 37-28 with under six minutes remaining. GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers is tackled by defensive back Rahsaan Lewis #42 of the UCF Knights during the second half of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The way LSU and Texas have interacted this game week, you’d think these two sides are annual rivals. Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire just channeled his inner Sooner, Mountaineer, or Aggie after scoring the game’s latest touchdown.LSU looked pretty dominant in the first half, leading 20-7 at the break. Texas has come alive in the second half behind Sam Ehlinger, so we have a very fun shootout going down on ABC right now.The two sides have traded touchdowns on four straight drives. On the last, Clyde Edwards-Helaire scampered for a 12-yard touchdown.After scoring, he busted out the “Horns Down” gesture that has gained in popularity—and become weirdly controversial—over the last few years.
GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 06: Tim Tebow is inducted into the Ring of Honor during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigersat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)It’s still early in the college football season, but there a few programs that stand out from the rest through the first month. Tim Tebow revealed on SportsCenter which team has the best resume thus far.Tebow went with an SEC program, however, the former Heisman Trophy winner didn’t go with his alma mater.Out of all the teams in the country, the Auburn Tigers have impressed Tebow the most. Guz Malzahn has led his team to victories over ranked opponents in Oregon and Texas A&M.Last weekend, Auburn defeated Texas A&M on the road. The offense under Bo Nix has done just enough to complement its defense. Although Tebow believes Auburn has the best resume in the country right now, the former Gator isn’t sure the team can withstand its difficult schedule coming up.Here’s what Tebow had to say, via 247Sports:“I think they have the best resume in the country so far, a win in a neutral site against Oregon and going to A&M,” Tebow said Saturday morning on SportsCenter. “But going forward, you just explained it. It is ridiculous. At Gainesville against Florida, at LSU then you’ve got Georgia and Alabama to finish it. It is just going to be too much for this Auburn team.”Auburn has to face Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU during conference play this fall.Before the Tigers battle those ranked opponents, they’ll have to take care of business tonight against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
2019 FIH Series Finals: India in easy group, to play their matches in Bhubaneswar2019 FIH Series Finals: Indian men’s team has been pooled alongside Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan. India will play their in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 16.advertisement Next Press Trust of India LausanneJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 19:04 IST India will play their matches in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 16 (Hockey India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian men’s team has been pooled alongside Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA and UzbekistanIndia will play their matches in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 16The women’s team has been pooled alongside Chile, Fiji, Mexico, Poland, Russia and UruguayIndia were Monday placed in a relatively easy group in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Series Finals, the first-round qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics, and will play their matches in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 16.The FIH confirmed the composition of the pools for the six Finals scheduled between April and June this year.”The FIH Series Finals are one of the roads to reach the Olympic Games. Indeed, the top two teams from each FIH Series Finals will secure a place in the Qualification Events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in October and November 2019,” the FIH said in a release.Barring Asian Games winners Japan, none of the teams are expected to offer stiff competition to the home team.Besides India and Japan, the other teams in the group are Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, USA and Uzbekistan.The women’s team will be battling it out at Hiroshima with Chile, Fiji, Mexico, Poland, Russia and Uruguay from June 15-23.Three pools of eight teams each for women as well as men will compete in these events. No less than 14 teams qualified for the FIH Series Finals played either at the women or the men’s World Cups last year.Canada, China, France, India, Ireland, Malaysia and South Africa all competed at the men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar last month. India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa and Spain were in England last summer for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London.FIH CEO Thierry Weil said: “We can’t wait to see the FIH Series Finals to be played. The line-up of teams is quite impressive and the ‘road to Tokyo’ is at stake, which makes these six events even more attractive.”advertisementFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Hockey IndiaFollow FIH
India Today Web Desk DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 22:28 IST Pankaj NangiaIndia have lost three consecutive ODIs under Virat Kohli’s captaincy (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat India by 35 runs in the 5th ODI to clinch the series 3-2Justin Langer joked that the win will make Australian selector’s job very hardLanger though praised Virat Kohli and India’s “great fighting spirit”Australia defeated India by 35 runs in the fifth one-day international and clinch the five-match ODI series 3-2 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Wednesday.It is the first time that India have lost at home since losing an ODI series against South Africa in October 2015, which is also Virat Kohli’s first ODI series loss. Incidentally India have lost three consecutive ODIs under Kohli’s captaincy.After the win, a jubilant Australia coach Justin Langer credited his players for their historic win over India.”All the credit to the players. We just make them prepare for the game but they have to go out there and perform in crunch situations. Incredibly proud of the boys,” Justin Langer said at the post-match presentation.Langer though joked that the win will make the selector’s job, who will be tasked with picking the squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup, harder.”It is going to be tough to pick the World Cup squad. It has been an unbelievable tide since India arrived in Australia,” Langer said.AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES! History made as Australia seal a 3-2 ODI series victory over India with a 35-run win in DelhiSCORES: https://t.co/aCzUs03Z2A pic.twitter.com/22Q0BLrDb2 cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 13, 2019Langer though was full of praise for the Team India skipper and lauded the home side’s “great fighting spirit”.”I have never seen a player like Kohli. They showed character and great fighting spirit. India had the better of us in Australia and we were able to have the better of them here,” Langer said.advertisementComing to his team, Langer is excited about his bowlers forming partnerships and also credited Usman Khawaja for his man-of-the-match performance.”I think Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are forming a great partnership, they can also contribute with the bat. Usman Khawaja also has been fantastic, having not played much of white-ball cricket, in the last 12 months. So credit to him,” Langer said.Speaking after the match, Australia pacer Pat Cummins was a happy man that he has been able to show his form with the red-ball in limited-over cricket.”Played a bit of ODI cricket before, but I felt I bowled well in the series in Australia and hopefully will continue this form through the World Cup,” Pat Cummins.Cummins agreed with his coach that the Australian selectors who will name the 2019 ICC World Cup squad, will have a hard time.”I would not want to be a selector, it’s gonna be a tough job with few guys still to come in,” Cummins said.”The spinners bowled well and the quicks were incredible as well. The batters have stepped up today. Playing consistent cricket is the key and it’s been a good series for us. The biggest challenge playing in India is to adapt to the conditions and it’s my first series in India, proud of the boys,” Cummins said when asked about the team’s all-round show.Peter Handscomb, who has been instrumental in Australia’s win, said that the win over India will give them a lot o confidence going into the World Cup.”Means a lot to come over in India and win a series. To do it now gives us great confidence going towards the World Cup. Something special (to win the series from 0-2 down) to go with our chase the other night (in Mohali). Feels really special to come down here and win the series,” Peter Handscomb said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Justin LangerFollow Virat KohliFollow 5th ODIFollow Delhi view more view less commentary No data available! Have never seen a player like Virat Kohli: Australia coach Justin Langer after series winAustralia coach praised Team India skipper Virat Kohli and lauded the home side’s “great fighting spirit” after Australia defeated India by 35 runs in the fifth ODI and clinch the series 3-2. graphs scorecard advertisement
If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations The Best Straw Hats to Keep You Looking Classy The temperatures are reaching record highs across the country and whether you have to be outdoors for work or just hanging out at the beach, many guys (especially those of us with fading hairlines) forget to protect our scalps from the sun.We spoke to Thorin Decatur, a third generation barber and owner of the recently opened Decatur & Sons barber shop in New York City, for tips on how to take of the hair up there during the summer scorching months.How do you recommend guys preventing scalp sun burn? Any product you like (besides a hat)?Of course use a hat if you’ve got a short cropped cut but aside from that if you’re going to the beach hat free- I like to use an UNscented sun block that’s not oily. A spray that has at least spf 30 does the trick like this from Badger Balm.Obviously we sweat a lot more in the summer. Should we shampoo more often?I prefer never to shampoo because shampoo and conditioner have basically the same ingredients so you are stripping your hair twice and double drying it out. Just use a mild conditioner like the Cilantro conditioner from Malin + Goetz.People always get weirded out that their hair looks dirty. It’s actually oil that your scalp produces that is good for your hair. Problem is, some guys don’t comb their hair so it looks gross on the scalp. Always comb your hair. That way you take the oils over the entire shaft of hair and not just leaving it at the bottom. It’s healthy to have some shine to your hair!Does the pool/sun/ocean do anything bad to our hair? If so what should we do to prevent or bring it back?All those things are bad. Rinse with fresh water (don’t shampoo, or conditioner) and after you rinse out all that chlorine or salt, moisturize your hair with a light styling hair cream to replenish it. For longer hair I recommend the Beautifying Serum from Eufora and for short hair the Sage Styling Cream from Malin.Do we really need to cut our hair shorter in the summer? What about our beards? Technically no. But it does feel good to shear off all those locks in the hot summer sun. Cutting your hair short makes you have one less step to do when you’re worrying about the AC breaking or if you have enough patience to be on the train for 1.5 hours to get to the Rockaways.Finally- we are traveling a lot this summer. What’s a good all in one or travel size product you recommend? Summer travel is always “where is the sunscreen?” so anything you can get away with in all the rigorous guidelines of the TSA and that fits neatly in your pack, do it.My suggestion is to go to your local drug store and buy empty, generic three ounce bottles and then fill them with your favorite product. That way you don’t have to buy a whole travel kit from one company with product you may not need or use.Thorin Decatur The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts
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