Liverpool loanee Wilson injured in Derby drawby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool loanee Harry Wilson has suffered another injury setback.The 21-year-old scored within three minutes in Derby County’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on New Year’s Day.However, his afternoon was blighted by a hip injury suffered during the second half.Despite the knock, Rams boss Frank Lampard remains hopeful that it is nothing serious.”He has got a problem with his hip, an impingement on his hip which I think is good news, I hope, because it is not a muscle,” Lampard said.”So he will be assessed over the next couple of days and we will see if he is available for the weekend.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Agent of AC Milan midfielder Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuoloby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli says he’s happy at Sassuolo.Locatelli joined Sassuolo on loan last summer with an obligatory purchase option.“He had the courage to leave Milan,” Stefano Castelnovo told Gazzetta dello Sport.“It wasn’t a choice for everyone, but in my opinion it was a winning one. He’s grateful to his former team, but it was right to look forward.“Sassuolo will buy him for €12m. After that we’ll see, but I really believe he’ll stay for at least another season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace players all good friendsby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWilfried Zaha has hailed the spirit inside the Crystal Palace squad.Palace have enjoyed a sudden run of positive results.And Zaha says: “We have a really good morale in the team. We are all very good friends and we work hard for each other.”The victory over West Ham showed how strong a character this team has. It will not always run as easily as you would like, so sometimes you have to dig deep.”This match showed that we can dig deep and get the victories we need.”
Man City boss Guardiola: Fixture bosses must be Liverpool fansby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has joked the Premier League fixture compilers must be Liverpool fans.City accused the Premier League of threatening the “sporting integrity” of the competition after handing the champions a fixture schedule that could give rivals Liverpool a big advantage in the title race. City’s chief operating officer, Omar Berrada, claimed the fixture scheduling undermined the integrity of the Premier League, with Guardiola joking the authorities were not fans of the double champions.“Maybe the broadcasters are fans for some clubs,” joked Guardiola.“We have meetings with Premier League, managers, UEFA, they are so glad, nice pictures, it doesn’t matter, we have to play.“It is what it is. Since I came here, every season it’s the same, the broadcasters are the bosses, it’s not about us.“But I love to play boxing day, when the families go to the stadiums, the players travel, but the system does not protect the players too much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Baker Mayfield likes to dance. In late May, a video was posted of the Oklahoma quarterback showing off his “Whip.” It wasn’t bad. The OU quarterback was back at it recently. This time, he was dancing inside the Sooners’ Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Again, he was impressive. Also here’s a fun video I took of Baker Mayfield and friends. So, BOOMER. @BM_ShakeIT11 pic.twitter.com/b23VQ50G2e— Caroline Kemp (@caroline_kemp) July 18, 2015If Mayfield’s QB skills are anything close to his dancing skills, he’ll probably be Bob Stoops’ starter this fall.
Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City stars they can take days off when they are retired as the Premier League champions chase success on four fronts.City, third in the table, four points behind leaders Liverpool, travel to struggling Newcastle United on Wednesday night.And, with their trip to Everton rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6 because of their involvement in the Carabao Cup final, City face a congested and challenging fixture list. 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 Goodison Park visit comes between home clashes with Arsenal and Chelsea and Guardiola says his players – also in the hunt for the Champions League and FA Cup – should treat the flood of games as ‘a privilege’.Asked about the possibility of his players resting, Guardiola said: “We have a lot of games, so no way.”It is what it is. But at the same time I tell them it’s a privilege. If you believe it’s a handicap, that’s a big mistake. It’s a privilege.”When you are 35 years old you can have long holidays. No problem, you will be retired. Take a year for holidays. But for now it’s a privilege. Take it, enjoy it. Next one, win again.”The competition doesn’t matter. Friendly game? Win again. Play good, prepare well. That’s the only way. After, you work for the next season.”Guardiola, who saw his side brush aside Burnley to progress in the FA Cup at the weekend, is not taking the clash with Newcastle lightly, despite their preilous position one place above the relegation zone.The Catalan insists the game could be a ‘banana skin’ for his side if they are not fully focused.“I think no team is safe going to Newcastle,” said the City manager.“We will go there first and then it’s time to think about Arsenal [on Sunday]. Next game is the important one.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
A proposed return to Barcelona for Neymar has the support of Juninho, with a former Brazil international saying of a fellow countryman: “If I was the owner of a football, I’d want to have him too.”Those at Camp Nou are said to be piecing together plans to bring a South American star back to Camp Nou.Neymar departed Catalunya for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, but is said to be looking for a way out of Parc des Princes after two seasons. 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 Barca are open to the idea of re-signing the 27-year-old, but only if certain criteria – such as apologising for leaving and lowering his salary demands – are met.Juninho can understand why the Liga champions are prepared to consider wiping the slate clean with Neymar as he remains one of the top talents in world football.The ex-Atletico Madrid midfielder told EFE: “If I was the owner of a football club, I’d want to have Neymar too.“He’s one of the best players in the world. Who wouldn’t want a player like that in their team?”While Neymar boasts an impressive record from a previous stint at Camp Nou, international team-mate Philippe Coutinho has struggled to prove his worth with Barca.He has, however, impressed during Brazil’s run to the Copa America final and Juninho believes the 27-year-old has plenty to offer.“He had the opportunity to create space for other players. His role is very important for the national team,” added the 2022 World Cup winner.Juninho feels Brazil are well placed to claim a Copa crown on home soil this summer.They edged out arch-rivals Argentina 2-0 in the semi-finals, with a professional performance seeing them keep Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero quiet to secure another clean sheet.“We had a very good performance with individual players playing very well, like Gabriel Jesus, Daniel Alves and also Alisson, who was very confident,” said Juninho.“I think they make a difference, it is important that in competitive matches we look at the finer details to win.”Brazil, who have been without the injured Neymar since seeing him pick up an unfortunate pre-tournament injury, are set to face Peru in the Copa America final on Sunday.
Marcos Alonso has shut down speculation suggesting that he could leave Chelsea this summer, with the Spaniard “very happy” at Stamford Bridge.A return to his homeland has been mooted for the 28-year-old left-back.Barcelona have been long-standing suitors, and remain in the market for competition to Jordi Alba, while Atletico Madrid are looking for a successor to the departed Filipe Luis. 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? Alonso could be a good fit for either of the Liga heavyweights, but he is committed to a long-term contract in west London that he signed in October 2018.He claims honouring those terms is his priority at present, telling reporters when asked if he expects to remain at Chelsea for the 2019-20 campaign: “Of course. I signed a new contract last year and I’m very happy here.”I don’t know if there’s been any contact, you will have to speak to Marina [Granovskaia] about that.”Alonso added: “I have four more years here and I’m very happy.”The last three years have been amazing and I want more of that. I want to keep playing and winning things.”Alonso found himself slipping down the pecking order at Chelsea towards the end of last season.Maurizio Sarri began to favour Emerson Palmieri at left-back, with the Italian coach opting to try something different amid questions of a usually reliable Spaniard’s form.Alonso was an unused substitute in a Europa League final win over Arsenal as a result, with his absence from the Blues side sparking further speculation regarding a switch elsewhere.Sarri has, however, been succeeded by Frank Lampard this summer and Alonso is looking forward to embracing a “fresh start” for all concerned.He added: “I think it’s a fresh start for everyone.”Last year is part of the past and now I just want to keep working, enjoy playing and to help the team win and get better.”Of course I would love to play every minute and to always be in there. Things happen like this and now it’s a new season.”I’m very happy, training very well and looking forward to the start of the season.”Alonso joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016 and has taken in 120 appearances for the club, netting 18 goals along the way.
Newcastle have completed the £5 million capture of Sweden international defender Emil Krafth.The 25-year-old right-back has penned a four-year contract with the Magpies are sealing a switch from Amiens.He had only linked up with the Ligue 1 outfit on a permanent basis earlier this summer after enjoying a productive loan spell with the club in 2018-19. 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? Newcastle have swooped in to steal him away from France on the back of that agreement and will be hoping to see him complete a seamless transition to life in the Premier League.Krafth, who has previously spent time with the likes of Helsingborgs and Bologna, is looking forward to starting a new adventure in England.He told NUFC TV: “It feels really good. It’s been a busy couple of days, but finally I’m here. I’m very happy to sign for Newcastle and I can’t wait to start training with the guys. “When a Premier League team wants to sign you, of course you are happy. I know Newcastle is a big club, so I’m very happy to sign here and to be here right now.”It’s a good moment in my career to take a step forward. The plans Newcastle had for me, I felt like they was fitting me perfectly, so that was why I chose Newcastle.”Introducing our 4️⃣th signing of the summer, Emil Krafth.#WorKrafth #NUFC #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/0mQ2jw7Lwv— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 8, 2019Krafth has become Newcastle’s fourth signing of the summer and first on transfer deadline day.He joins fellow new boys Joelinton, Jetro Williems and Allan Saint-Maximin on Tyneside.The Magpies have also brought in a new manager this summer, with Steve Bruce delighted to have got another fresh face over the line as he seeks to make his side competitive in 2019-20.Bruce said of Krafth: “We’re pleased to bring him here.”He turned 25 last week and has great experience, with more than 20 caps for Sweden and having played in the top flight in three different countries”He’s a good height for a full-back, speaks excellent English and is a very good player. He’s a really good acquisition.”It could be that more arrivals are welcomed to St James’ Park before the deadline passes, with Newcastle looking to bolster their ranks ahead of a Premier League season opener against Arsenal on Sunday.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is nearing a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.Goal can confirm that the 29-year-old is travelling to Turkey on Wednesday for talks with the club, who are prepared to offer a two-year contract with an option for a third.The contract is thought to be worth around €3 million (£2.8m/$3.3m) per season. 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? Sturridge has been a free agent since departing Liverpool at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, and his potential move to Turkey would see him join a Super Lig side that finished in fourth place last season.That finish was good enough to qualify for Europe, and Trabzonspor have the second leg of a Europa League play-off set for Thursday against Sparta Prague, with the first leg having finished at 2-2. Sturridge struggled with injuries during his time at Anfield after joining the club from Chelsea in January 2013. The striker scored 21 goals in a memorable 2013-14 campaign, but since that season has failed to start more than 11 league matches for the Anfield outfit. In his final year with Liverpool, Sturridge made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals, and was an unused substitute in June’s Champions League final victory over Tottenham.Overall, Sturridge scored 67 goals in 160 appearances during his time with Liverpool. “Daniel has earned the right to be considered a modern-day Liverpool great, I would think,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website upon confirmation of his departure.”He came to the club while we were trying to rebuild and re-establish ourselves. Some of the goals he has scored for Liverpool were so, so, so important.”Sturridge began his career at Manchester City before joining Chelsea in 2009. The 29-year-old was reported to have suitors all over Europe, though remaining in the Premier League appeared an increasingly unlikely option.Real Betis, Bologna, Marseille and Besiktas were mentioned as potential destinations for Sturridge, along with MLS side D.C. United as well as clubs in Qatar. But it appears the veteran is set to continue his career in Turkey, as Trabzonspor looks for its first league title since the 1983-84 season.
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Adrian could be a doubt for Liverpool’s clash with Southampton on Saturday after suffering an injury at the hands of a supporter following the UEFA Super Cup final.The Reds lifted the continental trophy after a penalty shootout victory over Premier League rivals Chelsea on Wednesday night in Istanbul.The match finished 2-2 after extra-time, but Liverpool picked up their second piece of silverware this year after Adrian saved Tammy Abraham’s decisive spot-kick. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Spanish ‘keeper started the match in the absence of number one Alisson, who suffered a calf injury in a Premier League curtain-raiser against Norwich last Friday.Klopp is now sweating on the fitness of Adrian too, who picked up a knock after being kicked by a fan during Liverpool’s Super Cup celebrations.The German boss told a press conference on Friday: “I don’t understand why in the world of social media when we are all together, a supporter jumped over something and kicked [Adrian’s] ankle. It is swollen but we have to see.”There’s no doubt about how much we love our fans, but if they can all stop doing that, please. It’s not funny. I like the fact that there are not fences in the stadiums but there has to be some responsibility from the fans as well.”Norwich, Istanbul, people ran on the pitch. It’s not funny. The girl in the Champions League final made money obviously, but there’s a lot of responsibility for fans.”Apart from that, it was a brilliant night for him.”Adrian made his Liverpool debut during the 4-1 win over Norwich after Alisson was forced to make way in the first half.It is not yet known when the Brazil international will return to action, though it is set to be a number of weeks, and if their summer signing is also unavailable, reserves Andy Lonergan and Caoimhin Kelleher will have to be called into Klopp’s squad.Veteran Lonergan trained with the club during pre-season and was offered a short-term deal in the wake of Alisson’s injury despite playing the majority of his career in the lower leagues.Kelleher, meanwhile, is an academy product who is yet to play a senior match, though he has represented Republic of Ireland at youth level.The Liverpool boss added: “We need to think about Saturday to find a way to win the game.“Andy Lonergan is in training with Kelleher and we have them if we have to make a decision.“Adrian was a week before, Lonergan has trained with us. Kelleher has potential but is not 100 per cent yet. We will see.”The Reds will be expected to pick up another three points against Southampton at St Mary’s this weekend, as they aim to go one better than last season and beat Manchester City to the title.After the clash with the Saints, Liverpool will turn their attention to a huge home fixture against Arsenal on August 24, who won their opening game of the campaign 1-0 at Newcastle.
Urban Meyer predictions are continuing to roll in. ESPN college football analysts Paul Finebaum and David Pollack updated theirs during appearances on the radio today. Both of them having Meyer remaining Ohio State’s head coach.FOX Sports personality Colin Cowherd has since taken to Twitter to update his Urban Meyer-Ohio State prediction. It’s a bold one.Cowherd believes Urban Meyer will stay as Ohio State’s head coach. He believes he will serve a brief suspension. Meyer will then return and lead the Buckeyes to a bunch of wins.However, he has Alabama winning the national title over Clemson.“Prediction…Urban keeps job. Brief suspension. Media attacks decision. Buckeyes win a bunch of games. Bama wins natty over Clemson. The end,” he tweeted.Prediction…Urban keeps job. Brief suspension. Media attacks decision. Buckeyes win a bunch of games. Bama wins natty over Clemson. The end.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) August 6, 2018That would be something. There are many who expect Urban Meyer to keep his job and Ohio State is a preseason top-five team. The Buckeyes winning the national title this season wouldn’t be that shocking. However, Alabama and Clemson are seen as the better teams right now.Meyer returning from a suspension and leading what would likely be a controversial Ohio State team (in the eyes of some, at least) to a national title would be quite the story, though.The Urban Meyer-Ohio State situation is expected to be wrapped up soon. The Buckeyes announced on Sunday night that the investigation and pending decision should come within two weeks.
On Monday, Tavien Feaster confirmed the widely-rumored move to South Carolina with a post on Instagram.He’ll be wearing No. 4 after taking No. 28, C.J. Spiller’s number and the one he wore in high school, at Clemson.There are almost definitely a bunch of Clemson fans who feel slighted at the move, though you’d hope that Clemson fans would be unbothered by most things with the wild success the Tigers have had over the last few years.Clemson players though? They’re just happy for their friend and former teammate.The State went through the nearly 800 comments on his Instagram post and found numerous positive ones sent from his Clemson teammates.TE Braden Galloway: “Love this way brudda!”LB Isaiah Simmons: “Ooooo (fire emoji)”Former LB Shaq Smith (Now at Maryland): “Ok 4 love you brudda (heart emoji)”RB Travis Etienne: “Jersey swap (looking eyes emoji)”WR Diondre Overton: (heart emoji)Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant (Now at Missouri): “Yesss sir !!!”WR Amari Rodgers: “Love bro (flex emoji)”Former Clemson DL Shaq Lawson: “Put on for the 864”S K’Von Wallace: (3 fire emojis)Former LB JD Davis: “One love bro”DB Mario Goodrich: “Good luck gang (heart emoji) (100 emoji)RB Darien Rencher: “All love brotha (heart emoji)”WR Justyn Ross: ”(Heart emoji) (Heart emoji) make you money G”When the Palmetto Bowl rolls around in November, these guys are going to be rooting against Feaster pretty hard, but for now, it is natural that they’re supporting Feaster, even if he’s set to join a hated rival.[The State] SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Tavien Feaster #28 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 44 to 16.(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson and South Carolina share one of the most heated rivalries in college football. Running back Tavien Feaster is making the rare move of transferring between two schools that share the kind of animosity that the Tigers and Gamecocks do.Feaster, the No. 1-ranked all-purpose back in the country back in 2015 and the top recruit out of South Carolina that year, got caught in an incredibly deep backfield at Clemson. Travis Etienne has emerged as one of the most dynamic backs in college football, making it hard to divvy up the carries to keep everyone happy.When he’s gotten chances, though, Feaster’s been very dynamic. In 2017, statistically his best season, he ran the ball 107 times for 669 yards and seven touchdowns, with 112 yards and a score through the air.Last season, as Etienne really emerged as a star, Feaster was still very efficient but his workload took a step back. He ran for 440 yards and six touchdowns on 78 carries.
Next To find a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement is almost impossible: Luka ModricLuka Modric said Real Madrid lacked consistency and goal this season and that the club strikers have together not been able to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.advertisement Reuters MadridMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 19:56 IST Luka Modric said that given what Cristiano Ronaldo did for Real Madrid, they miss him. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLuka Modric said Cristiano Ronaldo used to score 50 goals and Real Madrid miss thatCristiano is living history at the club: Madrid coach Santiago SolariModric made an example out of El Clasico saying when you don’t take your chances, opponents punish youReal Madrid’s forwards have failed to fill the gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric said on Monday. The Croatian, speaking ahead of Real’s Champions League last-16, second-leg clash with Ajax on Tuesday, said his team lacked consistency and goals this season.Madrid failed to score in two Clasicos against Barcelona last week, being eliminated from the Copa del Rey and falling 12 points behind the Catalan league leaders, leaving retaining the Champions League as their only hope of glory.Ronaldo, the European champions’ all-time top scorer, left in July to join Juventus and Madrid signed young attackers Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz but no big-name forward to replace the Portuguese.”The absence of Cristiano is something every team would feel; to find a replacement for Cristiano is almost impossible,” Modric told reporters.”Given what he did for us and this club, we miss Cristiano. The club wanted the other players to make up for what he did, divided between the strikers and that is not easy.”Cristiano scored 50 goals and you can’t find someone today who scores that many. Some of us have to take a step forward and, while not scoring 50, what we need is two or three players who score 15, 20, or 10 goals and we don’t have that.”That is our biggest problem this year. For example against Barca in the cup we had many chances and when you don’t take advantage your opponent punishes you.”The club tried, and it seems good, putting faith in other players like Gareth (Bale), (Marco) Asensio, Karim (Benzema); they brought in Mariano, Vinicius is here.advertisement”(Vinicius) is doing very well for the age he is but sometimes things don’t go how we wanted them to.”Vinicius Junior has been Madrid’s driving force over the past few weeks but the 18-year-old has scored only three goals this season.Club record signing Bale has 13 goals from 33 appearances in all competitions, while top scorer Benzema has netted 20 from 42.Madrid hold a 2-1 lead over Ajax from the first leg and coach Santiago Solari hopes the team can be more accurate in front of goal as they bid to seal their progress to the quarter-finals.”Cristiano is living history at the club and all he’s done for the club is shown in the trophy cabinets; wt for him,” said the coach.e have maximum respec”Those of us who are here are working the best we can, to attack better, to score more goals, to do our job. It’s true we’ve had a lot of chances in recent games, and we have to finish them.”Also Read | Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar hints at future move to Real MadridAlso Read | Ivan Rakitic gives Barcelona second El Clasico win in four days at Real MadridFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Luka ModricFollow Cristiano RonaldoFollow Real MadridFollow Football
Miami Open: Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth roundRoger Federer, who needed three sets to beat Albot on Sunday, came up with a clinical performance against Filip Krajinovic in his third round match at the Masters 1000 tournament on Monday. advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 10:17 IST Roger Federer has been in fine form in the Sunshine tournaments (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer defeated Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 in the third round matchFederer will face Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of Miami OpenKevin Anderson outclassed Joao Sousa with his booming serves in their 3rd round match on MondayRoger Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and Kevin Anderson’s booming serve proved too much for Joao Sousa as they advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Monday.Serb Krajinovic broke Federer to jump to an early 2-1 lead and it looked like an upset could be in the works against the 20-times Grand Slam champion.But fourth seed Federer broke back in the next game and seized the momentum when he blasted a cross-court forehand winner to break Krajinovic again and take the first set.The Swiss coasted after that, thanks to an overpowering serve that Krajinovic struggled to read.Federer puts behind Indian Wells disappointmentFederer, 37, said he had already put his loss to Dominic Thiem in the BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells last week behind him.”Nowadays I am able to flush it out quickly. I was the worst at it when I was a teenager… right after it was all over I would cry and be so sad and disappointed,” he said.”I wasn’t an angry person really, it just broke my heart.”Nowadays I feel like ‘look, I gave it all I had’. Thiem came up with the goods, I maybe didn’t. That’s it, it’s over.”Next up for Federer is Russian Daniil Medvedev after the 13th seed defeated American qualifier Reilly Opelka 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 7-6(0) in a match that included 41 total aces.Another big server, Anderson had 13 aces of his own with just one double-fault to seal a 6-4 7-6(6) victory over Portuguese Sousa earlier in the day.advertisementThe towering South African sixth seed, showing no ill-effects from the arm injury that hampered him earlier this year, will be a heavy favourite when he faces unseeded Australian Jordan Thompson, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-5.Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov dispatched 21-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3 7-6(5) in the pair’s first career meeting as the sun set on a warm Florida evening.Next up for Shapovalov is a mouthwatering clash with another fellow young gun, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas.The Greek world number 10 was never broken on his way to a 6-4 6-4 win over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the night session.American Frances Tiafoe battled back to defeat Spain’s David Ferrer 5-7 6-3 6-3 to earn his spot in the fourth round, where he will face another defensive specialist, Belgian David Goffin.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 Roger FedererFollow Miami Open 2019Follow Kevin Anderson
Asian News International New DelhiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 20:42 IST MSK Prasad said the squad that the selection committee will announce will win the World Cup (AP Photo)Indian Cricket Selection Committee chairman MSK Prasad on Sunday hoped that his team will definitely win the World Cup which is scheduled to be held in England.Prasad while showing his confidence in the India team also said that the squad for the 2019 World Cup will be announced on or before April 20.”I had a good ‘darshan’ of the God along with my family. So far as Indian cricket team is concerned, we will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20,” he said.”I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations,” he said.”We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,” Prasad told reporters during his visit to the temple of Lord Sri Kalahasteeswara at Srikalahasti town.Prasad even appealed the people to use their right to vote as the Lok Sabha elections are approaching. Prasad said: “India is going for elections from April 11. AP is going for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the first phase itself.””Vote is the right that the Constitution has given to us. The electing proper candidate is our moral right. I suggest all of you utilise your boring right and let the country and the state go ahead in the path of development.”The 2019 World Cup will commence on May 30 when the host will compete with South Africa.advertisementAlso Read | Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested for drunk drivingAlso Read | Australia bowlers deny report of David Warner rift after ball-tampering scandalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow India world cup squadFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow India chief selectorFollow MSK Prasad India will win 2019 ICC World Cup: India chief selector MSK PrasadTeam India chief selector MSK Prasad is confident that Virat Kohli & Co. will win the 2019 ICC World Cup. He also announced that India’s squad will be announced on or before April 20.advertisement
RCB v DC IPL 2019: Need to execute plans better on the field, says Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi ShawDelhi Capitals will play their sixth match of IPL 2019 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Sunday. This will be the 23rd time they are facing each other in IPL history.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 19:21 IST Ahead of the RCB v DC IPL 2019 match tomorrow, Prithvi Shaw feels that the team hasn’t been able to execute on the ground properly (Photo by Delhi Capitals)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw said the past two IPL match results were ‘tough to take’Prithvi feels that the team hasn’t been able to execute on the ground properlyPrithvi said he wants to go match by match and isn’t focusing on the World Cup nowTwo successive defeats in their last two matches may have put the Delhi Capitals in an uncomfortable position in the IPL points table, but batsman Prithvi Shaw believes that DC will need to improve their execution of plans on the field in order to accumulate more wins.When asked what has gone wrong for his team in the past two matches, Prithvi said, “I think we had a fine start to the tournament, winning two out of our first three matches. But the past two results have been tough to take.””We have been practicing hard in the nets, and the team is also gelling well. But I feel we haven’t been able to execute ourselves on the ground properly,” Prithvi told the media ahead of Delhi Capitals’ match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday .”Personally, I feel that there will be times when you will go through tough phases in this tournament. But the best way to bounce back from it is to perform in the next match, and that is what we are all looking to do tomorrow (Sunday),” Shaw said.Prithvi was also asked to access the Bengaluru pitch and he had this to say, “I think it’s a good wicket, I have played a lot here in the past. It is going to be a crucial match and I hope we put up good runs on the board if we get the chance to bat first.””We usually don’t talk about the opposition, and we believe that it up to us to make plans according to our strengths and execute those plans. So far, the wicket has looked good on TV and has played well, so we will be looking to put up a strong total if we bat first, or chase down the target as we saw KKR doing it last night,” said Shaw.advertisement’Not focused on the World Cup right now’With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 also not too far, questions about Prithvi fighting for a place in the Indian team were asked, but the youngster said he is fully focused on the Delhi Capitals at the moment.”I’m not focused on the World Cup right now. I am fully focused on the Delhi Capitals doing well in IPL 2019 and I want to contribute in the team’s success. There is quite some time in the World Cup at the moment, and I like to go match by match. I don’t want to look too far ahead, I just want to do the job for the Delhi Capitals in the next match,” he said.Asked if batting second will be an advantage on the Chinnaswamy pitch, Shaw said that the wicket remains the same throughout the match.”On this wicket, I don’t think it matters too much if you are batting or bowling first. The wicket remains the same throughout the 40 overs. There is only the dew factor that probably comes in the second innings,” Prithvi said.”As for our choice, it obviously depends on the coach and the support staff as to how they want to go about it if we win the toss,” Prithvi said.Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreThe last time Delhi played RCB in Bengaluru in IPL 2018, the match ended up in a 6-wicket win for the home side as they chased down Delhi’s total of 174/5 with two overs to spare.Rishabh Pant (85 off 48) and Shreyas Iyer (52 off 31) helped Delhi to a respectable total, but AB de Villiers’ fantastic innings of 90 off only 39 balls saw RCB chase down the total in 18 overs.The two teams have faced each other on 22 occasions in IPL history, with Royal Challengers Bangalore having won 15 matches while Delhi only have six wins, with one match having ended in a no-result.Also Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso Read | IPL 2019: Aggression makes David Warner a dangerous batsman, says Yusuf PathanAlso 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 Delhi CapitalsFollow Royal Challangers BangaloreFollow IPL 2019Follow CricketFollow IPLFollow DC vs RCB IPL 5 live
The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Having a beard reflects a certain serenity to your life—avoiding the daily ritual of shaving is, after all, one reason to let the follicles on your face flourish. And true, being bearded requires a lot less upkeep than being clean shaven, but still, unless you’re on Duck Dynasty, you’ve most likely got a job that requires you to show your whiskers some love, at least every few weeks. By that, we mean a trim.And that’s where mistakes happen. Misbegotten borders, awkwardly fake lines, strange patches…asymmetry. Not ok. So follow this brief beard trimming guide that we’ve culled together with the help of barbers from Fellow Barber in NYC and The Modern Man in Portland, to keeping your scruff up to basic standards.Start off by bringing the hairs off your face by using a wide tooth comb to brush through the beard. If you’re happy with the length, here’s where you can take a pair of grooming scissors (blunted on the ends) to snip off fly aways. Use a mirror. Otherwise, the next step is grab your trimmer (we’ve been loving this Norelco beard trimmer pro ), pick your length and start mowing.With the length moderated, you’re only half way there. That’s because you’re a beast with hair that grows in random places above your cheek and on the sides of your neck. Don’t forget to swipe these off either with your trimmer’s shaping tool or, if you’re feeling brutish, with a dry cartridge (no cream needed).A simple task, but one that leads into one of the most profound debates in beard trimming that exists in the modern age—all natural neckline vrs the carved in border. Which is right? Well, that’s your call and a lot depends on what job you’re rolling into every day. Get a feel for what’s permissible and then consider the following:For natural looking beard, you can stop right there, but all that bulk on your neck and chin can start to soften up the contours of your face. You can keep the hair, but give yourself something of a fade—lower the slot on your beard trimmer by a few numbers and fade up into your face hair. Try not to go above your jaw line.If you need to keep the hair off your neck, you’ll need to know where to draw the line. The best way to get this done is by having someone else, namely your barber, do it for you. Every face is different so that line won’t be the same across the board. Once your barber gives you the line, just cut along the dotted line.And then there’s the issue of your cheek line, which is really only a problem if your hair naturally grows up past your nose. If that’s you, again, consult your barber and follow the line he draws.The last beard trimming tip—sideburns. Where do they end and where does your beard begin? Again, that’s up to you, though we’ll causing that guys with longer faces should have shorter side burns and vice versa. Just don’t use your ears as a level; most people’s aren’t even. You’ll have to eyeball it in the mirror of ask your barber to se the line for you. 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy
The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo How to Play Pool Like You Know What You’re Doing Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Denon is renowned for its audio gear — particularly its home audio products.And while the company has offered headphones for quite a while, it has been ramping up its efforts aimed at more active users of late. The latest example are the company’s AH-C160W wireless sport in-ears, which have been launched in the United States and the United Kingdom, ready for those in need of some extra motivation if their New Year’s resolutions are starting to slip.The AH-C160W in-ears are designed to be tough, with a sturdy mechanical structure and IPX5/7 certification, which means they are resistant to all sorts of moisture, including sweat. The electronics inside the headphones are protected by Nanofics liquid protection, and the included Comply foam ear tips are treated with SweatGuard to keep them clean. Over-the-ear hooks keep the headphones safely where they should be — on your head.Using 11.5mm drivers and the company’s own digital signal processing, the AH-C160W aren’t just meant to be tough — Denon is aiming for fantastic sound as well. While one of the main goals is great-sounding music, the company has also made taking and making calls a priority, with Clear Voice Capture noise reduction, which helps make communicating while in noisy environments easier.For connectivity, the headphones use high-power Bluetooth Class 1, which helps maintain a steady connection better than many other Bluetooth headphones. To make using the headphones easier, multilingual voice prompts are included to help you get connected. These prompts can also clue you in on battery life, meaning you should never have to worry about running out of juice while in the middle of a run or while you’re on your way home from work.The Denon AH-C160W sport headphones come with one set of Comply foam ear tips, four pairs of silicon tips, four types of foam rings, a USB charging cable, and a carrying case. The headphones cost $150, or 150 British pounds, and are available in black, white, and our personal favorite of the collection: Blue. Denon says the AH-C160W headphones are available from selected dealers now.A version of this article originally appeared at our “brother site,” Digital Trends. Editors’ Recommendations Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks
The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Editors’ Recommendations Within the head, dual 30mm drivers and a passive subwoofer power playback. The 5000mAh LIPO battery not only supplies power for the speaker itself, but it can also charge your phone or other USB devices while out on the course thanks to two USB 2.1A ports. A micro USB port is also included, and is used to charge the speaker.While you’ll be able to control music directly from your connected Bluetooth device, the Sound Caddy features power, play/pause, skip/fast/forward/rewind, and volume controls on the face of the club. It also includes a mic, enabling the Sound Caddy to be used for hands-free phone calls — no need to interrupt play when the outside world decides to get a hold of you.As mentioned earlier, the Sound Caddy is made to easily blend in with your golf bag, but you can remove the grip to reveal a spike to set the speaker into the ground. If the idea of lugging around a golf club-sized speaker seems unwieldy, the shaft breaks down further, and the head can be removed for better portability.The Sound Caddy is available now from the official Sound Caddy online store, and will set you back $130. This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ Golf is a normally a quiet sport of concentration and precision, but what about those times you just want to unwind, relax, and play a few holes with your buddies? In those moments, it’d be nice to have some music scoring the fun. Then again, hauling around a portable speaker can be annoying, especially one with enough oomph to really get the most out of your music, so it needs to not only give you good sound, but integrate into your golf game as well — provided your course of choice allows for such a thing in the first place. In that case, the Sound Caddy wireless speaker, may be exactly the thing you’re looking for.The Sound Caddy is a Bluetooth speaker that resembles a driver club, so it can seamlessly fit in with the rest of the clubs in your golf bag. However, instead of the usual wood or metal that club heads are made of, the Sound Caddy is built with rubberized plastic. The body is rated IPX5 waterproof and weather proof, making it safe to take on the course. Rain, sprinklers, or the accidental dunk in a pond wouldn’t hurt it. However, Sound Caddy stresses that the speaker is not a golf club, despite its durability, and should not be used as such, no matter how much you want to play “Enter Sandman” while hitting a 250 yard drive. Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo