TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Monaco boss Henry targets reunion with Chelsea striker Batshuayiby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco have joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian’s loan with Valencia was cut short on Thursday.He scored just once in 15 appearances for Los Che, but that hasn’t stopped a number of teams expressing an interest in his services.Everton and Marseille have been linked, and L’Equipe claims that a reunion with his former Belgium coach Thierry Henry could eventuate for Batshuayi.Henry is working hard to revamp his squad for the second-half of the season and could use an experienced goalscorer like Batshuayi.
Twitter/@theACCDNMidway through the second half of Wednesday night’s 72-58 home win over Syracuse, the Louisville Cardinals were doing whatever they wanted on offense. The dominant display was heavily featured on SportsCenter this morning, where the Cardinals had three of the Top 10 plays of the day.First up, at No. 7, this beautiful behind-the-back assist by Chinanu Onuaku.Nanu droppin’ dimes. pic.twitter.com/7MFnoY0qRb— LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) February 18, 2016Next, at No. 4, another Onuaku assist—this time to Jaylen Johnson for a powerful alley-oop.It’s like Louisville found a “if you make the other team cry they have to let you play in the tournament” loophole pic.twitter.com/m4kMWmXva4— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 18, 2016And finally, Louisville took home the top play, with this ferocious alley-oop from Damion Lee to Donovan Mitchell.If you look close enough, you can see a smile on Donovan Mitchell’s face as he slams this one home for @GoCards!https://t.co/xlTSYEXZ08— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 18, 2016That one was just mean. Mitchell liked it so much, he made it the header photo for his Twitter profile. It’s been a rough few weeks for the Cardinals. Last night’s big win had to be pretty cathartic.
Brazil star Marta set a record on Tuesday as she scored her 17th career Women’s World Cup goal. The goal came from the penalty spot 74 minutes into Tuesday’s group stage clash with Italy, which Brazil ended up winning 1-0 behind the Marta goal. Marta stepped up and smashed her spot-kick into the bottom right-hand corner, giving Brazil a lead they would never relinquish while making a bit of history in the process. 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? Marta’s 17th goal was enough to lead her past German star Miroslav Klose, who scored 16 goals across four World Cups as a member of the German national team. 17 – Brazil’s Marta is now the outright top scorer in senior Fifa World Cup tournaments with 17 goals, overtaking German men’s player Miroslav Klose. Record. #FIFAWWC #BRA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 18, 2019The 33-year-old forward, who is the only footballer to score at five different World Cup editions, has scored 112 total goals in 145 appearances for Brazil. Marta scored three times at her first World Cup, the 2003 edition, before firing seven times at the 2007 competition, winning the Golden Shoe and Golden Ball as Brazil fell to Germany in the tournament finale. She then scored four more times in the 2011 World Cup and once at the 2015 edition. With Tuesday’s goal, Marta has scored twice in this year’s tournament, having also scored in a 3-2 loss to Australia in the country’s second group stage match. Marta’s 17th finish puts even more space between her and Birgit Prinz and Abby Wambach on the women’s side, as both scored 14 goals during their international careers. The forward is a six-time FIFA World Player of the Year and has helped lead Brazil to two Olympic silver medals in addition to that 2007 World Cup runners-up spot. With the Brazil win on Tuesday, Marta and co. forced a three-way tie on six points in Group C with Italy, Australia and Brazil all level on points. Despite their loss on Tuesday, Italy tops the group thanks to their +5 goal differential with Australia and Brazil both at +3. Australia sealed second place, though, on goals-scored having fired eight goals compared to Brazil’s six in the group stage. As a result, Brazil’s knockout round opponent has yet to be decided while Australia will face Norway and Italy will face the third-place team from Group A or B.
Josh Sargent is hoping improved tactical understanding and a stronger body can lead to a “breakthrough” campaign with Werder Bremen this season.Sargent enjoyed a promising debut season for the Bundesliga club, breaking into the first-team in December and scoring a goal in his first appearance.But his promising start gave way to a lack of playing time in the second half of the year, with Sargent featuring just once in the Bundesliga after February. 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? That time on the bench was partially to blame for Sargent’s absence from the United States’ Gold Cup roster, which he has since admitted disappointed him but also has acted as motivation.And the 19-year-old now believes he has a better understanding of what is expected from Werder head coach Florian Kohfeldt, which puts him in a position to potentially have a breakout season.”I’m now more familiar with how the coach wants to play,” Sargent told Weser-Kurier (via Bundesliga.com).”The coach has sometimes told me after a good finish that you cannot teach it. I think I have a nose for goal in the box. “Scoring goals is my favorite pastime, it happens instinctively. That’s why playing as a center forward suits me best, but I play wherever the coach wants me to. “The main thing is that I have more playing time. I hope to make my breakthrough soon. If it happens in the new season, it would be great.” In addition to the mental and tactical aspects of the game, Sargent also has a better understanding than this time last year of what is required physically.He credits the club’s fitness team in helping him become stronger, but not hinder him going forward.”I feel really good right now, especially compared to my first year at Werder. I’ve learned a lot in this time, also about my body,” Sargent said.”I worked hard with Werder’s fitness coaches. It was about becoming stronger and stronger – but not too much; after all, I still want to be able to walk!”I am very happy here at Werder at the moment. Now it’s about getting more playing time. I’ll do anything for it because that’s my goal for the new season: more goals and more games.”Kohfeldt has previously indicated Sargent faces a tough battle for playing time with an impressive array of forwards at Werder’s disposal.Milot Rashica, Johannes Eggestein, Martin Harnik, Claudio Pizarro, Niclas Fullkrug and Luc Ihorst are all in the mix for playing time up front and Sargent knows that he could face an uphill battle to see the field.”There are again a lot of players in the squad for the same positions, I do not know if my chances have increased,” Sargent said. “I can only influence what I give and do. I work as hard as I can to convince the coach to let me play more often.”Among those options is the veteran Pizarro, who has said the upcoming season will be his last.And Sargent is grateful for the help the 40-year-old Peru international has provided him during his time.”Claudio is a great help on and off the pitch,” Sargent said. “He’s great at communicating with the whole team.”On the pitch, he helps me with tips on many little things. Passing, movement… he is also very important in terms of mentality.”
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the ACC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)A freshman linebacker for UCF was arrested yesterday, according to reports. He is facing a charge of sexual battery.First-year player Demetreius Mayes, a Miami native, was arrested by campus police on Tuesday. The charge he faces stems from an alleged incident at an off-campus party on Saturday.According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mayes is accused of forcing himself on an unconscious woman.Police said Demetreius Mayes, 18, met the victim at an off-campus party Saturday. The victim described waking up later, undressed in a room on campus, while being penetrated by Mayes, according to an arrest affidavit.When the victim stood up to leave, the victim said Mayes blocked the door, according to the affidavit.Mayes apparently told police the victim consented to sex and stopped when the victim said “I can’t do this.”A former three-star recruit, Mayes has been suspended from team activities indefinitely, according to a statement from UCF head coach Josh Heupel.New: Statement from #UCF head coach Josh Heupel after the arrest of redshirt freshman linebacker Demetreius Mayes. pic.twitter.com/lDx5GuVihq— Jason Beede (@therealBeede) September 19, 2018Obviously, the accusation Mayes is facing doesn’t sound good. We’ll keep you posted though as more details emerge.No. 16 UCF is set to host FAU this weekend.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State lost to Purdue last week, and if we’re being honest, the Buckeyes haven’t really looked like a national title contender the past month. As a result, many college football analysts are wondering if this is finally the year that Michigan takes back control of their rivalry and wins the conference.One former Ohio State star isn’t buying it.Former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee took to Twitter to acknowledge that while he knows the Buckeyes lost to Purdue, they won’t lose “The Game.” He says his boys are going to “ball” in that game.Ohio State and Michigan, per usual, will meet in the final game of the season.I don’t care if my Buckeyes lose one game. That’s OK! But THE GAME? Nah my boys gunna ball in that game. It’s precedent. That loss to Purdue got them lil boys up North talkin trash…history lately shows how this is gunna play out.— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) October 27, 2018Michigan, since dropping its opening contest to Notre Dame, has been on a roll. Last week, the Wolverines took down in-state rival Michigan State 21-7.But, Michigan still has some big games on its schedule – namely Penn State and Ohio State. If they want to win the Big Ten East, they’ll have to earn it.Michigan and Ohio State will do battle at The Horseshoe on November 24.
Coaches from around the SEC spoke anonymously to Athlon Sports about each program. When it came to their assessment of Alabama, it’s pretty evident that motivation will be a huge factor for 2019.From Athlon Sports:“Maybe the best thing for this year’s team was losing that national title game the way they did. They were outplayed, outcoached and got whipped on the lines. Now they’re going to reload with the best roster in the league, but Nick Saban has all the motivation he needs.”“This is another national championship team, and they have the benefit of building off of last year’s loss. They’ll come out angry and focused.”Another interesting comment from an SEC coach revolved around the turnover on the coaching staff. They thought an issue for Alabama was the lack of consistency from position coaches.We’ll find out soon enough if Alabama can bounce back from last season’s devastating finish. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field during warm ups prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)College football is just around the corner, and once again, Alabama is considered one of the favorites. Nick Saban and his staff are looking to rebound from an embarrassing loss to Clemson in the national championship.For years, the Crimson Tide have dominated their opponents. Roles were reversed during the championship game, as the Tigers won by 28 points.With Saban back for revenge and Tua Tagovailoa under center for his junior season, Alabama is poised for another great year.Although losing in blowout fashion wasn’t ideal for the Crimson Tide, opposing coaches in the SEC believe it could be the best thing for them heading into next season.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Grant Haley #15, Nick Scott #4, head coach James Franklin, Marcus Allen #2 and Troy Apke #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions walk out to field arm in arm before the start of the second half of the Playstation Fiesta Bowl against the Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Week 1 of the college football season is in the books, and several of the Power Five conferences came out of it pretty rough. Over in the Big Ten, we saw plenty of preseason questions finally get answered.ESPN just released its power rankings within all of the major conferences. In the Big Ten, there remains some pretty significant questions about who’s best, but one team certainly set the tone at the top.Despite speculation that the changes at head coach and quarterback would make things difficult for Ohio State, the king remains the king. The Buckeyes came in at No. 1 on the list after a sensational debut for Justin Fields.In the West, Nebraska had trouble against South Alabama while Wisconsin seemed like a force to be reckoned with on the road against USF. As a result, the Badgers got No. 2 while Nebraska was relegated to No. 7 behind Iowa. Here is the full Big Ten rankings, as published by ESPN:Ohio StateWisconsinMichiganPenn StateMichigan StateIowaNebraskaNorthwesternMarylandPurdueIllinoisMinnesotaIndianaRutgersIt seems pretty clear that the usual suspects in the Big Ten title race are all at the top. Meanwhile, Rutgers, Indiana, and Illinois are still at or near the bottom of the totem pole.But it does speak volumes about the respect shown for Purdue that the Boilermakers could lose to Nevada – the only Big Ten loss – and still be ranked higher than four other schools.You can view ESPN’s full conference power rankings here.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Heisman Trophy picture has updated following the second full weekend of the 2019 college football season.A new quarterback appears to have entered the race. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had a dominant performance at Texas on Saturday night. Burrow and the 2-0 Tigers are looking like serious College Football Playoff contenders. The former Ohio State QB should be a Heisman frontrunner, too.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, meanwhile, continues to put up dominant stats leading the Sooners. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence looked good in the Tigers’ big win over Texas A&M, too.College football analyst Barrett Sallee has released a new Heisman Trophy top five following Week 2. The college football writer for CBS Sports has Burrow leading the race:My Heisman top five right now:1. Joe Burrow2. Jalen Hurts3. Tua Tagovailoa4. Justin Fields5. Trevor LawrenceOutside looking in: Jonathan Taylor, Jake Fromm— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 8, 2019It’s tough to argue with that top five right now. No one has a better win than LSU and no one has a better individual performance on a big stage than Burrow in that contest.There’s a long way to go, though.The Heisman Trophy picture should change a lot between now and December.
Abhik Das New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 19:11 IST Yamaha MT-15 was launched in India on March 15, 2019, at a starting price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).HIGHLIGHTSYamaha MT-15 in essence, is the R15 stripped off its fairing but the styling cues go deeper than that.MT-15’s powerplant is the same 155cc, 19.3bhp unit as in the R15 v3 but has been tuned to dish out power lower in the rev-range.The MT has its rider sitting upright with just a hint of forward lean while the rearset footpegs are spot on making for a sporty riding stance.The Yamaha YZF-R15 brought about a marked shift in the 150cc segment back in 2008 yet for long, many enthusiasts have also been asking for a naked version of the motorcycle. Well, let’s be honest, the FZ despite its positives simply didn’t match up to the R15’s performance. 2019 finally sees Yamaha launch the MT-15 and we sampled it at the Buddh International Circuit. Yamaha MT-15 in essence, is the R15 stripped off its fairing but the styling cues go deeper than that.The Yamaha MT-15 in essence, is the R15 stripped off its fairing but the styling cues go deeper than that. The seat for instance, is a single piece unit that doesn’t bear any resemblance to the R15’s. The tail end of the design is more in line with the MT 09 and MT 07. The fuel tank too isn’t a direct lift off the R15 and of course, the headlamp inspired by the Samurai, definitely bears semblance to the bigger MTs. Yamaha MT-15 gets a 155cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that is a free-revving and effortless performer.Styling though is far easier to change than the engine and its sub-components. Yamaha MT-15’s powerplant is the same 155cc, 19.3bhp unit as in the R15 v3 but has been tuned to dish out power lower in the rev-range. This becomes possible with revised ECU mapping and ignition timing. Samurai inspired DRLs and exposed projector underneath complements the aggressive overall design.The final drive ratio has also been altered with a 52 teeth rear sprocket compared to the 48 of the R15 for better acceleration and mid-range grunt. Yamaha didn’t stop at that and decided that the already sharp steering geometry of the Yamaha R15 had to be sharper still for the streetsadvertisement Box section swingarm replaces the aluminium unit on the R15 along with a larger rear sprocket.More stability has been afforded thanks to the 10mm increase in wheelbase and a box section swingarm too. The famed Deltabox frame remains as do most of the cycle parts from the v3 R15. LCD display, borrowed from Yamaha R15, has similar levels of information display besides looking great.All this means that Yamaha MT15 is just as able in its handling and a few laps around the north section of the BIC proved that. The BIC being a Formula 1 track is obviously very fast for a 155cc motorcycle, so much so that we never hit the sixth cog. Nevertheless, using the engine’s top-end power in fourth and fifth displayed the changes brought about by the modifications. The revs rise strong from the get go and the MT accelerates a little harder than the R15 but the power tapers off sooner, nearing 9,000rpm and higher. This is where the R15 still feels stronger while the MT feels a little lack lustre despite the variable valve actuation. The MT’s intentions are clear in this respect. While the R15 feels at home on a track, the MT will suit the streets.While the R15 feels at home on a track, the MT will suit the streets, where its sharper dynamics will shine through aided by quick bursts of acceleration that it’s more adept at than its sibling. Turn in is quick, sharp and surefooted while the MRFs offer a good amount of grip. The smooth surface of the BIC doesn’t say much about the suspension when considering road use but on track, the firmness and supple damping was perfectly suited for sport riding. Single seat on Yamaha MT-15 seems spacious but doesn’t allow for much movement.The ergonomics is another stand out difference. The MT has its rider sitting upright with just a hint of forward lean while the rearset footpegs are spot on making for a sporty riding stance. Although, the rider’s triangle doesn’t allow for much movement in the saddle.VerdictThe MT-15 makes its street focused dynamics clear but a true picture of the MT-15’s capabilities shall be revealed when we ride it on public roads. Meanwhile, the question to be answered is the number of people willing to put their money on the MT and its popularity against the FZ16 and the FZ25. The steep pricing might be its only shortcoming as Rs 3,000 separates it on either side of the FZ25 and R15. A fully-faired motorcycle is still a clear choice for many while a bigger engine is always more enticing.ALSO READ | Hero XPulse 200: First ride reviewALSO READ | Hero XPulse 200T: First ride reviewALSO READ | Cristiano Ronaldo is not the owner of Bugatti La Voiture NoireadvertisementGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Yamaha MT15Follow MT-15Follow Yamaha R15Follow Yamaha MT-15 launchFollow MT15 first drive Next Yamaha MT-15: First ride reviewYamaha MT-15 brings the dark side of Japan to India with the revered R15 hiding underneath. So Yamaha’s newest streetfighter promises a lot more for the streets than its track-focused sibling.advertisement
Next India Today Web Desk HeadingleyJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 09:45 IST World Cup 2019, England vs Sri Lanka: No rain has been forecast for Friday in Leeds (Reuters Photo)A struggling Sri Lanka take on in-form England in their World Cup 2019 tie at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. England, who have had an impressive campaign so far, will be eyeing their fifth victory in the ongoing World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s men have lost only one match and that came while chasing against Pakistan.England won their last two games comprehensively, by margins of eight wickets and 105 runs against West Indies and Afghanistan respectively. Having acquiring an enviable assortment of big-hitters who routinely post 300-plus scores, England is the team to beat in this tournament. The likes of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan have been taking opposition attacks to the cleaners.England will inch closer to the World Cup semi-finals with a win over Sri Lanka at Headingley. England hold the edge over Lanka (6-4) in the World Cup meetings. Sri Lanka are in a must-win scenario after pocketing just one victory. Sri Lanka registered their only win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game in Cardiff.They were completely outclassed by New Zealand and Australia and two of their matches were washed out. Dimuth Karunaratne’s side have to win all of the remaining games to make it to the semis of World Cup 2019.England vs Sri Lanka: Weather updates from Leeds Cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief as there is no rain predicted throughout the day in Leeds. The World Cup 2019 match between England and Sri Lanka will most probably be a full 50-overs-a-side game without any rain interruptions.advertisementFriday looks set to be a nice day for a World Cup match, with sunny intervals and cloudy spells, according to AccuWeather. Cloudy weather is forecasted for most of Friday in Leeds with sunny intervals and no rain at all. Screengrab from AccuWeather Screengrab from AccuWeatherAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli chills out with ‘champ’ Rishabh Pant ahead of Afghanistan matchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow England vs Sri LankaFollow ICC Cricket World CupFollow Leeds England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Leeds on FridayICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Strugglers Sri Lanka take on hosts and pre-tournament favourites England at Headingley in Leeds. Here’s all that you need to know about the latest weather updates from Leeds on Friday. advertisement
Next Reuters LondonAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 08:43 IST Frank Lampard said he was disappointed as Chelsea failed to keep up the energy for 90 minutes on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLampard said Chelsea can certainly do better than Sunday’s performanceThat was the disappointing thing for me: Lampard on Leicester drawChelsea were handed a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester United last weekChelsea manager Frank Lampard had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in his first home match in charge on Sunday as a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount’s early goal on his home debut.Chelsea raced into the lead when the 20 year-old Mount, one of a crop of young players given their chance by Lampard, stole the ball from a dallying Ndidi and left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance with his shot in the seventh minute.The goal capped an opening onslaught by the new-look Blues who were roared on by the home fans excited at the return of Chelsea’s all-time top scorer Lampard as manager.Before the match, fans in the Shed End unveiled a banner emblazoned with the huge words: “Welcome home, Super Frank” and Lampard told reporters later that it was “the stuff of dreams” to return to Stamford Bridge.But his focus was on how Chelsea failed to maintain their early momentum against Leicester and allowed the visitors to run much of the game, something he said could only be partly blamed on his side’s tiring midweek trip to Istanbul where they lost the Super Cup final to Liverpool after extra time and penalties.”That was the disappointing thing for me – that we couldn’t sustain the period of the early part of the game,” Lampard said.”I don’t expect that 100-miles-an-hour energy for the 90 minutes, but I do expect that when you rest, you can keep possession of the ball better. That was the big thing for me today.”advertisementLampard said he took more comfort from the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend, when Chelsea played well for long periods, than he did from Sunday’s draw.”We can do better than we did today,” he said.In the opening minutes, Mount linked up impressively with striker Olivier Giroud, and U.S. winger Christian Pulisic, another new face at Chelsea, also went close.But Leicester grew steadily into the game and equalised in the 67th minute when Ndidi atoned for his first-half error by heading home a James Maddison corner.Chelsea brought on home-grown striker Tammy Abraham to try to break the deadlock but Leicester had the best chances as Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans spurned opportunities late on.Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers lamented the missed opportunities as his side took control of the contest.”I think we should have won it, to be honest,” he said. “Second half, I thought we were very, very good.”Also Read | Premier League: Advantage Liverpool as Manchester City fume over Spurs stalemateFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow ChelseaFollow Leicester CityFollow Premier leagueFollow Frank Lampard Premier League: Frank Lampard disappointed with draw vs Leicester in 1st home matchChelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City in their Premier League outing after a second-half header by Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Mason Mount’s early goal on Sunday.advertisement
World Championships: American Muhammad breaks own world record to win 400m hurdlesWorld Athlectics Championships: American Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record set in Julyadvertisement Reuters DohaOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 08:24 IST Dalilah Muhammad celebrates after winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles final. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at WorldsMuhammad crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world recordThe American attributed her two world marks to her work ethicAmerican Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.The 29-year-old Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record set in July.The American attributed her two world marks to her work ethic, and said she was focused on successfully defending her title at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.”It’s just how I work, she told reporters after the race. I go out there every day and just try to give it my all. It feels good to have it come when it matters.””Muhammad was only slightly ahead of silver medallist McLaughlin over the first 100m of the race, but her lead grew as they came through the second bend.When she crossed the finish line, Muhammad had no idea she had set a new record.”I didn’t even know who had won the race,” she said.McLaughlin, 20, closed in on her team mate on the home stretch but she could not quite catch up as she finished second in 52.23 seconds, a personal best.”She is amazing,” McLaughlin said of Muhammad. “She has been doing this for a long time. I constantly try to learn from her. We knew it would be fast, but we didn’t think it would be another world record.”The two Americans completely dominated the race, opening up a large gap on the rest of the field.advertisementRushell Clayton of Jamaica took the bronze with a personal best time of 53.74 seconds.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Next
India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis wants different approach to put pressure on India spinners in Pune
Next India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis wants different approach to put pressure on India spinners in PuneIndia vs South Africa, Pune Test: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the resilient visiting team will bounce back from the defeat in Vizag and try to put pressure on Virat Kohli-led Indian team from the 2nd Test.advertisement India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 14:37 IST Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 8 wickets in India’s 203-run win over South Africa in the 1st Test (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa will look to bounce back in 2nd Test, starting October 10Captain Faf du Plessis is confident South Africa will put pressure on India in PuneYou have to try and put some pressure back on India spinners: du PlessisSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis said that the visitors will be looking to start the 2nd Test on a high to put some pressure back on India after conceding a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. India and South Africa will meet in Pune for the 2nd Test, starting October 10.Faf du Plessis said South Africa will look to strike the perfect balance between defence and attack when it comes to playing against India spinners, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the Pune Test.Stressing that Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock showed the way when it comes to playing spin in the 1st innings of the 1st Test in Visakhapatnam, Faf du Plessis said South Africa will look to put pressure on R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who had taken 14 wickets between them in Visakhapatnam.India made 502 for 7 declared in the first innings after Mayank Agarwal’s double hundred and Rohit Sharma’s daddy hundred in 1st innings as Test opener. Much to the surprise of quite a few, South Africa came up with a stiff fight in their 1st innings, posting 431 after Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock scored hundreds.However, their resistance was broken in the 2nd innings as they were bundled out for 191 after struggling on 70 for 8 at point in time on Day 5 of the Vizag Test.”Possibly, the difference between 2015 and now is we try and become too defensive on Indian pitches and you allow the opposition to dominate you all the time. I think there needs to be a good combination of positive play — element of taking pressure at some stage of the game and try and put the pressure back on their bowlers. Their record speaks for themselves. The two of their spinners have done very well in India,” Faf du Plesiss told the media on Wednesday in Pune.advertisement”You have to try and put some pressure back on them. Otherwise, they will bowl good balls all day long and one of those balls will have your name on it. I thought the way that Dean and Quinton played — the balance between attack and defence is key.” the South Africa captain added.We want to start well in Pune: Faf du PlessisSouth Africa have lost 8 successive tosses in Asia but Faf du Plessis expects the rub of green goes their way in the 2nd Test against India in Pune. The skipper also insisted that the Proteas are known for making comebacks and talked up the resilience in the visitors’ unit.”I think that’s obvious to say in saying that in every Test, we would like to start well. We are a team that is very resilient. We come back almost always. We got a lot of characters and a lot of fights. For me, it’s more about how we start, try and get ahead of the match so that India can play catch up for the rest of the series. That’s a lot easier said than done. But we would like to make sure it happens. Hopefully, starting from the toss, I hope we can start that first punch,” du Plessis said.Giving a hint of what to expect form the much-talked-about pitch in Pune, du Plessis added: “If there is grass on the pitch, then it’s great. Obviously we are used to playing on that. We are planning for a pitch that will be a bit drier and will spin. If it doesn’t spin, then so be it. I think it’s just about mentally getting ready for the match so that we aren’t surprised by what is on offer [in Pune].”Also Read | All the experience Rohit Sharma has accumulated over the years came to the fore in Vizag: Virat KohliAlso Read | Don’t know why India didn’t think of opening with Rohit Sharma in Tests earlier: Harbhajan SinghAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Faf Du PlessisFollow Dean ElgarFollow Quinton de KockFollow PuneFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Ravichandran AshwinFollow Ravindra Jadeja
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Phoenix not only roasts its citizens with triple digit temperatures, it roasts fantastic java. In recent years the city has become a place of coffee connoisseurs adding to the West Coast explosion of coffee culture.One thing you should know about coffee houses in Phoenix is that they are never just coffee houses. Some are bars, art galleries, stores and even one shares space as an architecture firm and boutique. The Manual investigated the best of Phoenix Coffee Culture with our six top picks. If you like coffee try one out, if not, each one is unique so you may find something there you didn’t expect.Cartel Coffee Lab “Back to Black”Cartel is probably the crème de le crème of coffee. Not just in Phoenix, but on a national scale. They have built a solid local foundation with five locations and garnered national/ international press through the likes of the BBC and Food and Wine. We caught up with Kris Robison the general manager of all their Arizona locations. He explained Cartel is unique because they roast lighter than any coffee shop — corporate or local. “We roast just pass first crack,” Robinson said. He said “We are focusing on drip coffee. Traditionally the whole coffee craze has been espresso.” Their philosophy is to educate on good tasting black coffee — iced or hot — and it’s working as their locations are keeping very loyal customers.Lola Coffee “The Morning Joe”Located in the Heart of the Roosevelt Historic District. This is the morning neighborhood coffee joint where you grab quick cup of joe on your way to the office. Hollowed out of the former Gold Spot Market building. Its exposed brick interior and use of metal and grainy woods give you a warm urban coffee bar vibe.SongBird Coffee and Tea House “ArtHouse and Co-working Space”A recent addition to Downtown Phoenix this little gem was carved out of the MonOrchid Art Gallery on Roosevelt Row. This space hosts a live work art gallery, live music as well as a co-working space. If you’re in line ask for a high fiver and you get to cut the line. But you have to drink the high fiver. One super cool feature of this place is the bookshelf that runs the entire east wall with variety of novels, magazine and books to choose from.Giant “The Architect”Giant looks like something from the future dropped in the heart of the city. It’s white exterior and ultramodern garage door spills the café out onto 1st Street alongside the Cancer Survivors Park — just a half block from the Phoenix Public Library. Giant shares their space with an architecture firm and Bunky Boutique. They also use tasty San Franciscan roaster Four Barrel for all their coffee beans.Lux “Place to be seen” Lux is a Phoenix staple that has grown from a small coffee hangout for people on their Macbooks to a mutant version of its self with a newly minted space next to their birthplace. It boasts an open-air European-style kitchen, a one-of-a-kind bar open daily and new hours that beckon 2 a.m. It’s spacious new digs are filled with trendsetters and young professionals begging to be seen. Lux serves a fantastic atmosphere any day but especially for morning brunch and an evening cocktail.Press Coffee “Shop and Recharge”This is perhaps the biggest surprise on the list. We found Press Coffee hiding outside of the Central Phoenix vicinity in North Scottsdale inside the uppity Scottsdale Quarter shopping area. They featured an excellent array of options between pour-overs, ice coffee and espresso. If you’re in the area it’s worth a stop to recharge while dinning out or picking up that summer gear. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go Editors’ Recommendations The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker
Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Editors’ Recommendations Lotus Unleashes an Absurd, 2,000-Horsepower All-Electric Hypercar Rumored a year ago, echoed at The Automotive World Congress, and now, finally, from the electric vehicle automaker itself, Tesla has announced that its entry-level Model 3 will retail for $35,000.On to some math:A $7,500 federal tax credit will be layered on top of the sticker price (for all buyers who at least meet a $7,500 tax liability) before state subsidies like a $2,500 credit from California, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, or a smile-inducing $6,000 from Colorado are factored in. Some states, like Georgia, refuse to offer any additional incentives, but it won’t surprise anyone that Georgian residents don’t put in many EV orders.That means Colorado residents who can collect all available credits will be able to own a Model 3 for just $21,500. For those who can only cash in on the federal government’s incentives, the Model 3 will cost $27,500.Compared to other EVs on the market, the Model 3 will be priced smack-dab in the middle of the range. Here are the following pure-EV prices, after incentives: Volkswagen’s Golf EV: $21,495, Nissan’s Leaf: $21,510, Ford’s Focus Electric: $21,670, Fiat’s 500e: $24,800, Kia’s Soul EV: $26,200, Ford’s Fusion Energi: $29,893, and BMW’s i3: $34,900.For greater perspective, the average transaction price for a new car in the U.S. is $33,800.Best of all for Tesla fans is that the Model 3 will boast a range of 200 miles or more on a single charge and Tesla’s Supercharger network is now in full swing, so rapid charging on the go won’t be nearly as much of a chore as it was when the Model S first came out.Beyond its price, information about the Model 3 is limited, but we do know it will be about 20 percent smaller than the Model S and should be styled similar to its sibling. The new vehicle’s unveiling should take place in a few weeks time. Wasp Turns Your Boring Drone Into a Flamethrowing Assault Copter The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah
Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee We're being overrun. And we like it. These bad bunnies are securing the Claridge's Bar tonight as it is being taken…Posted by Claridge’s on Monday, August 14, 2017Now, the famed cocktail bar is heading to London for a one-week takeover of the city’s immensely popular Claridge’s Bar. Located inside the legendary five-star Claridge’s hotel, the namesake bar is already well known among discerning Mayfair drinkers for its top-notch selection of vintage Champagnes and rare liquors. Coupled with a staff that understands the nuanced flavor profiles of every liquor in their toolkit, this is the place to go if you’re seeking a perfectly poured cocktail in London. So, it seems only fitting that Dead Rabbit NYC would take over the joint by recreating their second floor “Parlor” inside Claridge’s. An edited menu of select signature cocktails including Psycho Killer and their famous Irish Coffee will be served alongside hearty fare like their Irish lamb stew and lobster deviled eggs. Other details like the eclectic, comic book-style menu and ragtime piano background music round out the takeover. The collaboration is another in a series of partnerships Dead Rabbit has completed with Big Easy at Canary Wharf and a brief stint at their sister bar, the Cuban-flavored BlackTail Bar NYC.Reserved bookings for the event — providing bar-goers with a guaranteed 90-minute seating — sold out almost immediately. The bar is still encouraging anyone who’s interested to show up, however. They’re guaranteeing a seat, although it may require a long wait in the adjacent Taproom. Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar Securing a vote as “The World’s Best Bar” is no small feat. Securing it in back-to-back years is damn near impossible. Such is the case for New York City’s multi-award-winning The Dead Rabbit NYC. This month, the now iconic bar is crossing the pond for an exclusive pop-up takeover of London’s equally iconic Claridge’s Bar.On paper, the idea of a relaxed 19th-century-style Irish tavern promising great beer, extensive whisky and whiskey menus, and “the best Guinness in New York” hardly seems like a novelty. In fact, it reads like the prologue to a thousand other failed bars littering Manhattan’s streets. But, two of the world’s premier booze connoisseurs — Jack McGarry (an international bartender of the year and self-described “walking drinks encyclopedia”) and Sean Muldoon (an influential force behind Belfast’s The Merchant — already one of the world’s best cocktail bars) — committed to doing it anyway. After six years, they got all the details right, cementing one of the most successful, destination-worthy watering holes in the city’s history. Editors’ Recommendations Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts
Editors’ Recommendations This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Barrett-JacksonWhenever a classic car — especially a rare or significant model — turns up in some guy’s barn or similarly quaint setting, we have to wonder how the heck it got there. Who stole and stashed or just plain ol’ forgot about this piece of automotive history?Take the recent discovery of a 1967 Mustang GT500 prototype (nicknamed “Little Red”). How did this Shelby find its way into the middle of a Texas field, sans engine, transmission, and other important bits? That’s what its new owner is trying to find out via crowd-sourced information. Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 Here’s what we do know about Little Red. The second-ever serialized GT00 (the first was a fastback and the third was a convertible) disappeared in the late ‘60s after being used as a testbed for Ford performance parts. After being pulled from the automaker’s test car rotation, the prototype was supposedly sent to the crusher (like many other pre-production models). In reality, it was sold as a used car, passed between a few owners, and then parked in a Texas field. When it was discovered, Little Red had long since lost its big-block V8, three-speed automatic transmission, and front-end components.To find the historic muscle car, Craig Jackson (CEO of the Barrett-Jackson auctions) and Jason Billups (car restorer) tracked down the original Ford VIN and its most recent owner. To this point, car collectors had only searched for Little Red based on its Shelby serial number. With some help from Mustang expert Kevin Marti, the prototype was finally located and purchased by Jackson.Shelby Prototype Coupes/FacebookThis particular Shelby Mustang is noteworthy for several reasons, including its factory-equipped dual-quad carburetors (the only of its kind), 428 cubic-inch V8 (the first Mustang coupe to get this powertrain), and its notchback coupe design (all production GT500 models wore fastback bodies).Jackson is reportedly giving the experimental Shelby a full restoration, which should be completed around the time Ford debuts its all-new GT500 (sometime next year). The question is really how Jackson will restore the car, considering all the various parts it used during its time as a test vehicle. Whichever direction he takes, Little Red will remain an ultra-rare member of the muscle car community. The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing
Editors’ Recommendations Pabst Continues Portfolio Expansion With PBR Hard Coffee Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Las Vegas is a favorite haunt for people who like to take risks. When visiting the world-famous casinos, each roll of the dice, pull of the lever, or spin of the roulette wheel can bring the joys of winning or the despairs of losing. Whether the bet is $10 or thousands, you must have a high tolerance for risk to walk onto the gambling room floor.Sure, things in Vegas aren’t usually guaranteed, but beer lovers can experience the closest thing to an assured win by attending the Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival. The location is away from the glitz of the fabled Las Vegas Strip in the place where Vegas started, the city’s resurgent downtown. The 2018 iteration of the 1-day beer tasting event is the 7th annual celebration and will be held on October 20 this year.The Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival promises 200-plus craft beers representing more than 60 breweries, a live music stage, food vendors, and VIP upgrade experiences. While the relatively short 5 p.m to 9 p.m. window doesn’t leave as much room for tasting as many all-day festivals, there are early access packages that can grant an extra hour of drinking time (and who wouldn’t want an extra hour of drinking time?). VIP tickets include the bonuses of early entry, indoor restrooms, and covered seating.Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival/FacebookLocal breweries pouring at the festival include Lovelady Brewing Co., Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, CraftHaus Brewery, and PT’s Brewing Company. The larger roster features regional breweries like California’s Bootlegger’s Brewery and Utah’s Hop Valley Brewing Co. National brands like Samuel Adams will also be represented.Pricing for the Downtown Brew Festival starts at a very reasonable $35 for general admission. For $10 more, you can purchase early entry; VIP is available at $80 per ticket.While planning your downtown stay for the Brew Festival, make time to experience the rest of what downtown Las Vegas has to offer. There are amazing restaurants —from the whimsical novelties of Donut Bar to the hearty sophistication of Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, there’s an interesting meal designed for every palate. Vegas history buffs can spend time at museums dedicated to the Mafia and the iconic local art form of neon signs. And if you need another drink, there are several good beer bars in Vegas.The 7th annual Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival will be held on October 20, 2018, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. PST. Learn more and buy tickets at the official festival website. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States