Month: October 2019
Man Utd academy chief Butt reveals loan plans for youngstersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United academy chief Nicky Butt has revealed plans to release several of their youth teamers for loan next month.Butt, expects some members of his Under-19 squad to depart on loan during the January transfer window, despite the promise of playing knockout games in the UEFA Youth League in March. He said of the forthcoming loan market, “It will affect the Under-19s [as a team]. But if you ask any Manchester United fan or Ed [Woodward] or the owners or the manager, they want players in the first team. That’s my job. That’s the job of the Academy coaches – to get players in the first team. If you can win competitions as well, that’s the best thing you can do.”Is it good to have some players just waiting for an Under-19s game to come along? No. So we are looking to get players out on loan to develop them so they come back better players and better people for our club, with a real chance on playing on the biggest stage in the world.”Butt continued: “We see January as a changeover of the guard if you like. “A lot more players will be pushing up to the Reserves and the youth team will be made up more regularly of first-year scholars.“They will be starting more regularly in the youth team and players will be going out on loan. But, yeah, we plan – we don’t just pick it out of the air.””“We make plans for a year, 18 months or two years for players and we believe it’s the right way to do things.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd winger James ruled out of Astana clashby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel James has been ruled out of Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Astana. The 21-year-old winger sustained a knock in Saturday’s win over Leicester City.Prior to Thursday’s tie, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Yeah, he [James] got a knock against Leicester so he won’t be available.”Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial (thigh) are also unavailable for United’s first Europa League match of the season.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Danilo D’Ambrosio pleased to prove Inter Milan matchwinnerby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDanilo D’Ambrosio was pleased to prove Inter Milan’s matchwinner against Lazio last night.His header separated the two teams on the night.D’Ambrosio later remarked: “What counts are the three points, this is always the case. I missed from close range against Milan but luckily my mistake didn’t matter in the end.“In the first half, we didn’t produce what the Coach had asked from us, but then we played in a more relaxed manner and deserved the win. We could have scored a second after the restart to put the result beyond doubt, but in the end we got the three points. This is the most important thing.“I feel comfortable in any kind of role, playing as part of a five or three doesn’t make any difference for me. When you have a coach like Conte, there are memorised playing patterns and you need to give 100% in every match, irrespective of the position you play in. Lazio are an experienced side and have quality in all positions. If we’d lost or drawn today, the Derby result would have meant nothing.”
Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Also Believes Notre Dame Should Be In A Conference To Be Playoff Eligible
Dabo Swinney WhipAs we make it through college football media days and the various ESPN “car washes” that follow, Notre Dame’s independent status has become a hot topic of conversation once again. Last week, Missouri’s Gary Pinkel argued that the Fighting Irish should be forced into joining a league within a year. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney agrees: either Notre Dame should join a league with a conference championship, or adopt a 13 game schedule.Dabo Swinney agrees w/Gary Pinkel: “Absolutely Notre Dame needs to be in conference or play 13 games to be in @CFBPlayoff“— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 27, 2015Swinney’s not the only high-profile ACC coach to think this.Paul Johnson: “Notre Dame should be in the ACC. It’s another brand program to strengthen the conference.”— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 27, 2015The ACC obviously has a lot to gain from Notre Dame, if it ever committed fully to joining a conference. With the current scheduling arrangement between the Fighting Irish and the league, the ACC is currently the most logical landing spot for Notre Dame football. Adding Notre Dame would be a big boost to the ACC football brand, which lags behind the other power conferences when it comes to perceived strength.
CFB Playoff.Campus Insiders has released their bowl projections for the 2016 season and they don’t have a team from the conference making the College Football Playoff. CI has 12 ACC teams making bowl games (if you include Notre Dame) – Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Miami, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia Tech, NC State.Here are their full projections: NC State in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. TempleVirginia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. NorthwesternDuke in the Camping World Independence Bowl vs. Mississippi StateGeorgia Tech in the Military Bowl vs. CincinnatiSyracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. NebraskaMiami in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Oklahoma StatePittsburgh in the Birmingham Bowl vs. MissouriFlorida State in the Belk Bowl vs. South CarolinaNotre Dame in the Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. ArizonaNorth Carolina in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. FloridaLouisville in the Capital One Bowl vs. AlabamaClemson in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. HoustonAgree with their projections? You can see the full projections here.
Barcelona neither wanted, nor could afford, a repeat of ‘The Antoine Griezmann case’.For anyone who missed it last year, the Atletico Madrid striker had heavily hyped up a television show on which he would make an announcement regarding his future.What followed was humiliation for the current La Liga champions, who were convinced a deal was done, only for it to be revealed that he would be staying in Madrid . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The club felt cheated by the Frenchman, just as they had felt cheated a year prior following Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain – a move that happened just months after the Brazilian signed a renewal at Camp Nou.In addition to that perceived affront by the French champions, PSG had already denied Barcelona even the possibility of opening talks with long-time targets Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, and followed up the Blaugrana’s interest in Marco Verratti by poaching their €222 million Brazilian striking superstar.As previously published by Goal and contrary to what the clubs tell the public, Neymar has been in touch with Barca regarding a return and those in Catalunya are equally keen to bring back the man who was earmarked as Lionel Messi’s successor at the club.As one could imagine, things are far from rosy between the two sides at the moment. Indeed, both teams once again chased the same player in Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong.Between the Griezmann incident and the so-called financial bullying of the French side, president Josep Maria Bartomeu went all-in to ensure Barca got their man this time, taking personal charge of making sure a deal for De Jong happened.On Thursday, the transfer was confirmed. De Jong will arrive at Camp Nou this summer with the initial transfer fee being €75m, plus a further €11m in variables. De Jong’s contract will last until 2024 and he will earn in the region of €16m a season.The biggest winners in the whole scenario are, of course, the player himself and Ajax, who will recoup far more than they expected after a successful bidding war that also included Manchester City and Juventus.The numbers might seem outlandish (or not, given the way the market has gone in the past few years) but Bartomeu needed a win away from the pitch.Landing the 21-year-old De Jong represents not only a sound investment for the future, but also sends a spiteful message to a team whom Barca feel have done them wrong.
Alisson has been backed to become an Anfield legend, having already “proved this year he’s a great goalkeeper”, according to ex-Liverpool shot-stopper Ray Clemence.The 26-year-old joined the Reds last summer from Roma in a huge £67 million ($84m) deal, replacing Loris Karius as the club’s number one.Alisson made the transition from Serie A to the Premier League seamlessly, helping Liverpool challenge Manchester City for the title whilst also playing a key role in Europe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Jurgen Klopp’s side finished second in the top flight last season and the Brazil international only conceded 22 goals in total over the course of the campaign – the best record in the league.Liverpool also won the Champions League, as Alisson grabbed yet another clean sheet in a 2-0 final victory over Tottenham.Clemence, who played in goal for the Reds during their golden 1970s era, believes the former Roma star has the potential to go down in history at Anfield if he can remain consistent in the coming years. “He’s proved this year he’s a great goalkeeper,” he told Sky Sports. “Truly great ones, the legends, continue to do that for the next five, 10 years.”The word legend is thrown out without thinking, some of the players I was lucky to play with did it for six, seven, eight, 10 years – and that’s why they are so revered at Liverpool.”But he’s had a great start. With foreign players, it’s partly down to how long they and their families want to stay at a club. Hopefully yes, but only they can make that call.”Klopp’s men fell short of Premier League glory by a single point behind City last term, after making great strides forward as a cohesive all-around team.Alisson’s arrival ended Liverpool’s long search for a reliable man between the sticks, as Karius and Simon Mignolet struggled to convince in the years prior to his arrival.The Reds have become one of Europe’s finest defensive sides over the last 12 months and Clemence is happy to credit the Brazilian for the huge impact he has had at Anfield.”He deserves all the accolades because of what he did last year,” Clemence added. “I’ve not met him yet, hopefully, I will at some stage, but he seems a very level-headed goalkeeper, not over-confident, but he’s got a good balance”He never seems to get flustered, the great goalkeepers always look in control of every situation. He has that ability to make saves other goalkeepers can’t make. But the great goalkeepers make the saves when the game’s tight, to keep them in it.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Bruno Fernandes will certainly cost more than €62 million (£56m/$70m), Sporting C.P. president Frederico Varandas has insisted, amid reports of interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils have been linked with the Portugal international for a number of months, with Ole Gunnar Solskajer seeing him as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba if the French playmaker were to leave this summer.Reports in Portugal have claimed Man Utd are preparing a bid in the region of £56m ($70m), so Varandas’ latest comments will come as a blow to the Premier League side. 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? Solskjaer is looking to rebuild his squad after a poor end to the 2018-19 campaign and has already brought in Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. And if big-name players like Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were to leave, the Norwegian would almost certainly need to bolster his options further, but Varandas insists Sporting do not need to sell the 24-year-old. “I don’t know if there are many or if there are few [interested clubs],” he told RTP.“What I know, a lot has been spoken of values, coming to the press, €55m, €62m… for that he doesn’t leave, for sure.“If Bruno Fernandes leaves, players with quality will come. But if Bruno leaves.”Solskjaer is set to receive a boost, though, with David de Gea reportedly preparing to sign a new six-year deal.The Spain international appears eager to take on more responsibility at Old Trafford and says he would like to become captain after Antonio Valencia left the club at the end of last season. And while Fernandes could still join the Red Devils, Solskjaer is adamant the club will not spend more than the market rate on any new signings. “We have been linked with so many players,” the Man Utd boss told reporters earlier this month.”I’m sure you don’t believe every single player that we’ve been linked with, but I think that Manchester United sometimes have, because of the wealth, maybe we have had to pay more, a bigger premium to get players in, and that’s just the world we live in.”And we’ve taken our time, we’re not going to overpay, but we have to get the right people in, the right players.”
ABC ColumbiaJosh Belk’s transfer was one of the big wins of the off-season for the South Carolina Gamecocks. The fact that the team landed a former five-star player that was previously at hated rival Clemson made things even sweeter.Belk played in the first two games this year for the Gamecocks, before dealing with an ankle injury. He has been out since, and it seems like he will use a redshirt as he improves his conditioning.A member of the class of 2018, Belk was originally a Clemson Tiger early enrollee. After a few months on campus, he decided Clemson wasn’t for him, and elected to transfer, eventually settling on South Carolina.After a few months of waiting, the NCAA deemed him immediately eligible in late August.Josh Belk still has some friends at Clemson football, and while South Carolina football was at Ole Miss, he elected to head upstate to visit them.While there, Belk was spotted on the field after Clemson’s blowout win over Louisville by Greg Brzozowski of the local ABC affiliate in Columbia.Here’s the #Gamecocks’ Josh Belk at #Clemson with some former teammates after their 77-16 win over Louisville.Belk didn’t go with USC to Ole Miss, out since Georgia Sep. 8 (ankle). Clemson SID Ross Taylor says he was “not made made aware that Josh was attending today.” pic.twitter.com/PPiR11EuBy— Greg Brzozowski (@GregABCColumbia) November 3, 2018He wasn’t an invitee of Clemson, obviously, and probably had a ticket to the game. Clemson fans go on the field after every home game, as a tradition, so Belk was able to make it down.Will Muschamp was asked about it on Tuesday, and said he wasn’t aware of Belk heading to Clemson. South Carolina does not have a policy for what players that aren’t on the travel roster do during games. He says he addressed the situation with Belk.From The State:When Will Muschamp was first asked about his four-star freshman Josh Belk visiting Clemson while the Gamecocks were on the road at Ole Miss, he had a short answer.“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Muschamp said Sunday night.He got asked about it again Tuesday and did know about it, dealing with it quickly and concisely.“Josh and I had a conversation,” Muschamp said. “We’re fine. We’re moving on.”Belk also addressed the situation on Twitter, saying that it was nice to see his former teammates, but also congratulating his team on the big road win.Good seeing my boys that I went in with, but on the other hand good #gamecock win. Back to business ?? #spursup— Josh Belk (@jbelk50) November 3, 2018Obviously South Carolina fans would rather not see their players commiserating with the arch-rival Tigers, but Belk obviously had a bond with some of the other players on the team, even if he only stuck around for a few months. It is also not at all uncommon for college students to visit friends at other schools. The optics are weird, but this is hardly a scandal.[The State]
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Several Ohio State players have taken to Twitter to defend Urban Meyer and shoot down Brett McMurphy’s latest report about the Buckeyes’ head coach, which alleges Zach Smith used a racial slur against a player at practice.Multiple Ohio State players who were at that practice have strongly denied the allegations.“There’s no way that anyone would believe this. NO WAY. This lie is just out of hand. I was present during the entire altercation and what’s said in this article NEVER HAPPENED. I can guarantee it. Crazy how social media gives people platforms just to spread nonsense,” one wide receiver tweeted.There’s no way that anyone would believe this. NO WAY. This lie is just out of hand. I was present during the entire altercation and what’s said in this article NEVER HAPPENED. I can guarantee it. Crazy how social media gives people platforms just to spread nonsense. https://t.co/FRBLucb9WY— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) November 13, 2018“I witness the whole altercation and this didn’t happen.. You think a group of African American young men will sit there and let something like this happen? Say what you want but this isn’t true at all,” another added.I witness the whole altercation and this didn’t happen.. You think a group of African American young men will sit there and let something like this happen? Say what you want but this isn’t true at all. https://t.co/FrteEDIa9H— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) November 13, 2018Urban Meyer’s youngest daughter, Gigi Meyer, has now taken to Twitter, too.She’s calling out McMurphy.“You are a joke,” she wrote.@Brett_McMurphy you are a joke.— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) November 13, 2018Another former Ohio State player, Joshua Perry, has taken a strong stance, too.“Never in my life have I heard ANY Ohio State coach use a racial slur, and there is NO CHANCE Coach Meyer would ever allow that. You’re trying to kill Urban’s career and I’m not here for it,” he wrote.Never in my life have I heard ANY @OhioStateFB coach use a racial slur, and there is NO CHANCE Coach Meyer would ever allow that. You’re trying to kill Urban’s career and I’m not here for it. https://t.co/Suxhzn8Jiv— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) November 13, 2018Ohio State reportedly did an investigation of the alleged incident, admitting that there was an interaction between Smith and the former Buckeyes’ wide receiver, but they strongly denied the use of a slur, too.Urban Meyer reportedly denied comment on the story.
ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a ball during warm-ups before taking on the Oregon Ducks in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Ohio State will battle Michigan today, as arguably the greatest rivalry in sports adds another chapter to its history. With so much on the line for both programs, this could be the best game of the entire season.Although the Buckeyes just survived against Maryland last weekend, there’s still too much talent on their roster to overlook them. It’s obvious that the Wolverines are playing better football lately, but they’ve fallen short in this matchup for the past six seasons.There have been many quarterbacks to lead the Buckeyes over that period of time, which includes Cardale Jones. Clearly, the former national champion will be watching his alma mater today.In an effort to motivate Ohio State even more, Jones posted a throwback picture of him facing Michigan on Twitter.Good❌orning pic.twitter.com/W9cNtDP2UT— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) November 24, 2018If the Buckeyes can defeat the Wolverines, Urban Meyer’s crew will play in the Big Ten Championship against the Northwestern Wildcats.Michigan and Ohio State will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET from the the Horseshoe.Which team do you believe will prevail today?
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 04: Texas Longhorns mascot Bevo XV is seen during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas’ 28-21 victory over Georgia in last night’s Sugar Bowl was almost overshadowed by what happened before the game, when the Longhorns’ live mascot Bevo almost got loose.Bevo turned what was supposed to be a cute mascot meeting between himself and Georga’s mascot Uga into a near miss for both the tiny bulldog and the dozens of media personnel down on the sideline.In case you missed it, here’s what happened.Bevo is not here for this mascot meeting. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/KXgaQzGm0W— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019Nick Wagner, the photojournalist in the blue vest in this video, tweeted about his near-miss after the game.He also showed off a gnarly photo of his back, which survived its encounter with Bevo.Hi mom. I’m still alive. https://t.co/D8tcwLUlzv— Nick Wagner (@WagsPhoto) January 2, 2019Just come ice my back? pic.twitter.com/A0A1UQWpZd— Nick Wagner (@WagsPhoto) January 2, 2019Yikes. Thankfully, Wagner and everyone else in the area avoided serious injury.Note to Texas: be more careful about how you handle Bevo around large crowds from now on.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A big piece of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ defensive line is taking his talents to the professional level.On Monday afternoon, Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson announced that he would be foregoing his senior year and entering the NFL draft.Nelson joins tight end Noah Fant and defensive back Amani Hooker as Iowa players leaving school with a year of eligibility remaining.The 2018 season was Nelson’s best year yet, as he finished the season with 45 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery touchdown.I will always bleed black and gold! Thank you Hawkeye nation for all of your love and support! pic.twitter.com/evFHyl9R7e— Anthony Nelson (@ANelly98) January 7, 2019He finishes his career at Iowa with 119 tackles, 31.0 tackles for loss, 23.0 sacks, seven passes defended, and four forced fumbles.Nelson was a part of an Iowa team that held opponents to 17.8 points per game, 12th in FBS.The team went 9-4 with a win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl.Nelson’s departure also leaves the Hawkeyes without any remaining starters from this past year’s defensive line. Starting linemen Sam Brincks, Parker Hesse, and Matt Nelson all wrapped up their senior years at Iowa.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: General view of the end zone marker before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)College football is around the corner, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers just received a major boost to their defense for this upcoming season. It appears JUCO transfer Jahkeem Green will be ready for this fall.Green is a JUCO transfer from Highland Community College. He is listed as the No. 18 overall JUCO recruit and No. 2 defensive tackle, per 247Sports.Nebraska still has to get Green up to speed with its defense, but the good news is that his status with the team is no longer up in the air.Earlier this summer, Green took a visit to Texas Tech. Although his commitment to Nebraska seemed shaky, any doubt about the four-star recruit’s future can now be put to rest.According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Green has signed his paperwork and is officially a member of Nebraska’s football program.With Green in Lincoln for this fall, all that is left for him to do is pass his medical and conditioning test.Green confirmed his status on his Twitter account with this post:☠️✍🏾 https://t.co/rRrsuZXUEr— Keem G ™️ (@keem_green) August 13, 2019Over the past two years, Jahkeem Green has totaled 117 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. His ability to stop the run is something that Nebraska needs in order to contain running backs in the Big Ten.The Cornhuskers are hopeful that Green can make a similar impact for them this upcoming season.[Lincoln Journal Star]
Next ANA Inspiration: Ko Jin-young becomes fifth Korean to win eventKo Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang and finally clinched the ANA Inspiration title after dreaming of winning the event for five years.advertisement Reuters CaliforniaApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 13:51 IST With this win, Ko Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions (Reuters photo)HIGHLIGHTS23-year-old Ko Jin-young defeated Lee Mi-hyang to joined the list of South Korean LPGA major championsLast year’s Rookie of the Year, Ko became the fifth Korean to win the eventShe said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five yearsKo Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions on Sunday with a three-shot victory over compatriot Lee Mi-hyang at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.Ko, last year’s Rookie of the Year, overcame a late wobble in the final round to became the fifth Korean to win the event after Grace Park (2004), Yoo Sun-young (2012), Park In-bee (2013) and Ryu So-yeon (2017).She is the 15th woman from South Korea to win a major, the most of any country other than the United States, and the victory is projected to see her top the world rankings.”I still can’t believe it.”Trophy in hand, Jin Young Ko was still in disbelief after earning her first Major victory at the @ANAinspiration.INTERVIEW pic.twitter.com/ueWfTsqQyJ LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019″I had a great round and a great week. I felt nervous today but I just tried to keep myself calm,” said Ko.After her lead had been reduced to one shot with three holes to play following two quick bogeys Ko responded like a true champion, a perfectly-judged 10-foot birdie putt at the 16th proving the decisive blow at Mission Hills .She clinched in style with another birdie at the last for a two-under-par 70, bursting into tears when the putt fell.”My caddie told me on the 18th that I had a two-shot lead and to not worry, just enjoy it,” Ko said.”So many Korean players had a great tournament, and it’s a real honour for me to win.”advertisementKo finished at 10-under 278, while Lee carded 70 for second place on seven-under, a shot ahead of American Lexi Thompson (67).Kim In-kyung, who started the day in second place, fell out of contention with a double-bogey at the 11th, where her ball got stuck up a tree, forcing her to take a penalty stroke.Jin Young Ko led the field in birdies and greens in regulation at the @ANAinspiration, a recipe for Major success.During her final round, Ko birdied two of her final three holes to lock up her victory.HIGHLIGHTS pic.twitter.com/Zh1qcGRs4J LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019She shot 74 and tied for fourth with Spaniard Carlota Ciganda, five shots behind Ko.The 23-year-old Ko said she had been dreaming of winning the event for five years and had always wanted to make the traditional winner’s jump into Poppie’s Pond.”I always think about when I can go in that pond,” she said. “That’s today.”SPLASH! Jin Young Ko’s first major @ANAinspiration and caddie David Brooker’s 3rd jump into Poppie’s Pond. Wow. pic.twitter.com/4kypIXNAUi LPGA (@LPGA) April 8, 2019Despite the distractions and pressure of leading a major on a Sunday, Ko said she got over the line by trusting her swing.”I just focused on my swing, on the putting, that’s why I win this week,” she said.”I won. I can believe it now.”Also Read | Augusta National vs ANA: 17-year-old Heck chooses ANA, says there is no wrong answerAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL RahulFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow GolfFollow ANA Inspiration winnerFollow woman golfer
India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 15:37 IST New Zealand woman cricketer Hayley Jensen married Australian player Nicola Hancock last weekend. (Twitter/StarsBBL)HIGHLIGHTSHayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock got married last weekendThey have both played for the Melbourne StarsLast year SA women’s cricket team captain Dane van Niekerk married teammate Marizanne KappNew Zealand woman cricketer Hayley Jensen married Australian player Nicola Hancock in a beautiful same-sex ceremony last weekend.Hayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock have both played for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League before Jensen made the cross-town move to the Melbourne Renegades for the third edition of the tournament.Melbourne Stars celebrated the news by sharing a wedding picture on their official Twitter handle.From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend! the club captioned the picture.From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend! pic.twitter.com/QvWb7Ue0QxMelbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019Hayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock also took to their Instagaram profiles to share an alluring picture from the wedding day. Nicola Hancock had earlier announced the news of the two marrying each other 46 days ago on Instagram. Nicola Hancock shared her wedding picture on Instagram. (Instagram/nichancock44)Hayley Jensen, 26, made her international cricket debut for New Zealand in 2014. Jensen was named the best player in the Victoria Women’s Premier Cricket competition for the 2017-2018 season.Nicola Hancock, on the other hand, is still uncapped in international circuit but recently became the second highest wicket taker for the Melbourne Stars.The Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) marriage was made legal in New Zealand on August 19, 2013.Same-sex marriage was legalized in Australia as well on December 9, 2017.Last year in July, South African women’s cricket team captain Dane van Niekerk also married her teammate Marizanne Kapp.advertisementThe duo was only the second set of current international teammates to get married After New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu tied knot in 2017.Also Read | South Africa women’s cricket captain Van Niekerk marries teammate KappAlso Read | Nathan Lyon wants Australia to enjoy cricket on challenging India tourFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Nicola HancockFollow Hayley JensenFollow Melbourne Former women’s Big Bash League club teammates Jensen and Hancock get hitchedHayley Jensen and Nicola Hancock have both played in the Big Bash League for the Melbourne Stars.advertisement
World Cup 2019 Match 4, Australia and Afghanistan: When and Where to watch live streamingWorld Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch the opening game of the World Cup between Australia and Afghanistan to be played at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England.advertisement India Today Web Desk BristolJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 12:09 IST Australia v/s Afghanistan. (REUTERS)It is a match between five-time world champions and an emerging cricketing nation that will be playing only their second 50-over World Cup.Australia are a strong side, both in terms of batting and bowling and are also the only team to win both their warm-up games.Steve Smith and David Warner have returned to the side after serving the one-year ban and have been in great form. David Warner was the highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League 2019 while Steve Smith smashed a century during the World Cup warm-up against England.For Afghanistan, batting is a cause of concern but they have quality bowlers in Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi and the duo can trouble the Australian batsmen if the wickets are dry and take a turn. They had defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets in their first World Cup warm-up game and cannot be completely ruled out from the event.Here’s all you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 3, Australia vs Afghanistan:What TV channel and live stream is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan being broadcast?The match between Australia vs Afghanistan, of the ICC Cricket World Cup can be viewed on Doordarshan, Star Sports 1 and 2. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream the opener.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match be held?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia and Afghanistan match will be played at The Bristol County Ground, Bristol, on June 1.Where can I check the online live updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match?advertisementYou can follow our coverage for Australia vs Afghanistan here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat time will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match start?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match will start at 06:00 PM IST.Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Australia vs Afghanistan match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network, Doordarshan and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle and Andre Russell fit to play against AustraliaAlso Read | New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 Match 3 Prediction and Probable Playing 11Also 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Australia vs Afghanistan
Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process Editors’ Recommendations Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree Shwood, the Northwest’s premiere purveyor of wooden shades, is ridiculously cool. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their line of unique wooden eyewear, do it now. Their frames are all clean and modern, while at the same time the material they’re made from lends itself to a rustic, natural aesthetic. It’s this sort of old-meets-new, hot-meets-cold dynamic that helps Shwood spectacles hit that Goldilocks sweet spot – they’re juuust right. We got in touch with them when we caught word about their new stone line a few weeks ago, and set up a date to come see where the magic happens.From the outside of Shwood’s manufacturing facility, you’d never guess what goes on behind the doors; but as soon as you set foot inside, your nose clues you in. The air is filled with that warm woody aroma you only get in a woodshop, and soon after your nose catches on, your eyes realize that just about everything in the room started life as a tree: the front desk, the waiting bench, the wall hangings, displays – even the spectacles on the receptionist’s face.I only had a minute to gawk before my tour guide Ryan (who also happens to be the company’s CEO) came out to greet me. After a quick introduction, he filled me in on how Shwood got started – a charming story about Eric Singer fashioning a pair of shades from a tree branch that caught his eye. With no formal design experience, Singer used some old cabinet hinges and thrift store lenses to make the first pair, and then refined the design over time. After the quick spiel i suspect he’d done before-Clearly, the company has come a long way since those humble beginnings, but that spirit of gonzo creativity has stuck around. And not just in the glasses either – it permeates every aspect of the company. Many of the tools used throughout Shwood’s production process are custom made; designed over years of trial, error, and fearless experimentation. Take their new pewter inlays for example: rather than paying outlandish prices to have them made by a machine shop here in the states or have them imported from China, they just played around until they figured out a casting process. If Shwood wants to try something new, it just dives in and does it.Shwood’s mantra is “Experiment With Nature” and after touring their shop, we’ve got to say they really do live by those words. They’re constantly toying around with new materials, new ideas, and their shop is overflowing. We can’t tell you how many boxes full of awesome unreleased designs they had just sitting there collecting sawdust. After seeing first hand how deep the spirit of innovation runs in this place, Shwood’s stone line looks like a drop in the ocean. Expect to see a lot more from these guys in the future – they’re just getting started. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men
When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Editors’ Recommendations Saint Archer Brewing Company’s New Tropical IPA is Coming Soon and Coming In Big With combined degrees from Northeastern, Stanford, Harvard and Yale, you would expect this power couple to be on Wall Street or CEOs of a Forbes flaunted company. Instead, Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller have founded ReFleece, a company that designs iPad and tablet sleeves out of reclaimed fabrics. They work with some of America’s best companies (whom we like even more now!) such as Woolrich, Patagonia and Polartec.Rather than throwing away extra textiles, the companies sort them and save them for ReFleece. They send everything from old scraps to damaged or returned garments that cannot be donated to charity. They won’t partner with just anyone; the company has to have quality materials and be eco-conscious about their wool, water, dyes and petroleum use too.Don’t be afraid that old wool or felt isn’t going to keep your products safe and sound. With the Classic collection, all the items are double lined with recycled exteriors and upcycled fabrics on the inside. The exterior wool also resists wear, dirt and spills. The Wild Side collection is reversed with the colorful upcycled fabrics on the outside making each sleeve unique.Recently ReFleece partnered with J.Crew and made a limited edition run of sleeves made from vintage US Army tents. And 2014 is looking stellar for the brand. ReFleece has all sort of new stuff coming out for spring: an iWallet with room for the essentials, 4Square organizing modules for desktop, a City Bag that can carry a laptop, and some sweet little zip bags that work for toiletries, corralling cables or whatnots of all types. They will also start working with Ibex Outdoor Clothing, creating a source for more magical wools to work with.Stay tuned for what else these braniac sustainable pioneers have up their, ahem, sleeve on their blog. 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style
Editors’ Recommendations Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.If you don’t already know about mezcal, it’s high time you learned. Think of it like tequila’s older, dirtier, and vastly more interesting cousin. Even if you’re not a fan of tequila, you need to get your hands on a bottle and try it out. It’s a completely different world.Technically speaking, tequila just a very specific type of mezcal — one made with very specific ingredients (blue agave), inside of a very specific region of Mexico. Mezcal is also made from agave (also known as maguey), but it’s not limited to just one variety of it, so as a category, the range of flavors it contains is far broader than plain-old tequila.You may not have realized it until now, but agave isn’t just one plant. It’s actually an entire genus of plants, with a plethora of different species under its umbrella. So in a lot of ways, agave is to mezcal as grapes are to wine — there’s hundreds of different types, and oftentimes mezcal isn’t made from just one. Many mezcals contain blends of alcohol distilled from different agave types, all of them grown, prepared, fermented, and distilled a different ways.Flavors vary pretty widely from bottle to bottle and brand to brand, largely because the production process isn’t nearly as sterile and industrialized as it is with tequila. Despite its rising popularity, mezcal is generally still made the same way it has been for the past 2,000 years — that is, in small batches on rural family farms. That’s not to say that there aren’t industrialized versions of the spirit available (there definitely are) but the good stuff, the stuff you should be drinking, is made with a much more oldschool technique.After the agave plants are harvested (after about seven to eight years of growth) their leaves are removed, leaving only the sugar-laden heart, or piña. The next step is to cook them — but unlike tequila, which is made by cooking piñas in gigantic, stainless steel, above-ground ovens, mezcal piñas are cooked in a large conical pit dug into the ground. Here, in these stone-lined pits (called palenques), the piñas are covered in their own severed leaves and cooked over a wood fire for two or three days. During this time, the heat of the fire caramelizes the sugars inside the agave heart, while the burning wood helps to imbue them with rich smoky flavors.The end result is a spirit that, to many people, tastes something like the bastard child of tequila and scotch. Up front you get the distinctly tequila-like flavors of distilled agave, but they’re commingled with a charry/smokey kick that’s vaguely familiar to the peaty flavor of a good 12-year-old single-malt.‘Nuff said. Now go get yourself a bottle. The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One