Real Madrid Asensio key to Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes in Paris Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 06:27 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Aitor Alcalde Real Madrid Primera División Real Betis v Real Madrid Real Betis PSG v Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Opinion The 22-year-old has been underused this term but helped Real beat PSG, was instrumental at Betis on Sunday and has to start at the Parc des Princes Marco Asensio is the man of the moment. The former Mallorca midfielder came off the bench to help inspire Real Madrid to a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night and he was at it again as Los Blancos beat Betis in La Liga on Sunday.The 22-year-old did not score against PSG, but Real’s two late goals came from his runs down the left and 1-1 became 3-1 in the final seven minutes — an advantage that makes Madrid favourites to advance in the second leg in Paris on March 6.AdChoices广告Asensio and Lucas Vazquez were rewarded for their impressive cameos with starting spots away to Betis and those two give the team balance in a 4-4-2 formation, this time either side of Casemiro and Mateo Kovacic as Luka Modric and the injured Toni Kroos missed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Asensio opened the scoring with a fine header after Antonio Adan had parried Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot. Betis, so impressive going forward, turned the game on its head before half-time, but Sergio Ramos headed home an equaliser in the second half and there was Marco again to make it 3-2.Ultimately, this hugely entertaining encounter finished 5-3 to Zinedine Zidane’s side as Ronaldo and substitute Karim Benzema scored, either side of a Sergio Leon effort for the home team.Defensively, Madrid did not cover themselves in glory again, but Betis have scored past most teams this term and Zidane will certainly look to tighten up at the back as he prepares for a second game against Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. However, Real almost always raise their intensity and concentration in the Champions League.Marcelo limped off early in this game and his inclusion seemed an unnecessary risk following his monumental efforts at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he scored Madrid’s third goal on Wednesday.Zidane will be crossing his fingers that the Brazilian is back in time for the second leg against Unai Emery’s side, while he will have been happy to see Benzema put an end to his recent scoring drought by netting the fifth goal in Seville.But whoever is available for the game in Paris, Asensio must surely start. The midfielder was more effective than any of Madrid’s forward players on Sunday and his tracking back also helps the team defensively.There are always hierarchies at a club like Real and the 22-year-old will understand that Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale are ahead of him in the pecking order based on reputation and also wages. That is how things tend to work at Madrid.However, Zidane’s side are out of the Copa del Rey and cannot win La Liga, so Los Blancos will be playing for their season in Paris and the French coach fighting for his job.And putting reputations to one side, Asensio is the man on form. He should be in the starting XI every week for Real — and his inclusion against PSG could well be the key to making the last eight of the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah Salah record leaves Cavani, Kane & Messi trailing in his wake Chris Burton 03:02 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Liverpool v Newcastle United Newcastle United Premier League The goals keep on coming for the Liverpool forward, with Newcastle the latest side to find themselves on the receiving end of his predatory instincts Mohamed Salah’s efforts for Liverpool have him leaving the likes of Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane and Lionel Messi in his wake after scoring in 26 separate games this season.The Egypt international has enjoyed a dream debut campaign at Anfield, becoming the first man to reach the 30-goal mark for the Reds since Luis Suarez.Countless other records have been sent tumbling by a man who can be considered quite the bargain buy at £36.9 million. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Having hit the ground running at Liverpool, a remarkable level of consistency has been maintained throughout the 2017-18 season.The goals just keep on coming for a man who operates from a wide attacking berth, rather than as a central striker.Newcastle were the latest side to try and offer some defence against a mercurial talent, but they eventually went the same way as many before them.Salah opened the scoring shortly before half-time in the Premier League encounter on Merseyside, allowing him to enhance a record which has him setting the pace among European football’s elite.That effort was his 32nd of the season, with that return achieved in just 38 appearances.26 – Big 5 Euro League players to score in the most competitive club matches this season:Mohamed Salah – 26 gamesEdinson Cavani – 24 gamesRobert Lewandowski – 23 gamesSergio Agüero/Harry Kane – 21 gamesLionel Messi – 20 gamesSuperstars. pic.twitter.com/v2aTRvThYO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018Salah’s goal against Newcastle was also his 24th in the Premier League, with stiff competition being provided to prolific Tottenham frontman Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.The Golden Shoe is also in his sights, with it possible that an enviable collection of honours could rain down on the 25-year-old before the end of the season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Congratulations to the players that were recognised for their achievements at the Masters Awards function following day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series.Women’s 30’s Players Player – Amy Smith Coaches Award – Holly SmithSenior MixedPlayers Player – Derrick CantCoaches Award – Joshua SparkeMen’s 30’sPlayers Player – Aaron JonesCoaches Award – Elijah Van Der KwastMen’s 40’sPlayers Player – Barry GibsonCoaches Award – Robert Sinclair-SmithMen’s 50’sPlayers Player – Dave CheungCoaches Award – Tim KitchinghamStay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel in the coming days for all of the highlights from the Masters divisions at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksMasters Awards
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp on Liverpool title-run: We’ll enjoy the rideby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says Liverpool will “enjoy the ride” as they look to claim their first top-flight title win in close to 30 years.The Reds can extend their gap at the top of the table to nine points with a win over third-placed Manchester City at the Etihad tonight.Klopp isn’t willing to put any pressure on his players and insists they will take everything as it comes.”Now, we are in a really good moment, that’s true, but we have to go to Manchester City and play all the other big ones apart from Arsenal,” Klopp told Gary Neville on Sky Sports.”It’s football. I don’t need to know now what will be in May. Who can’t really live with the time between now and May? Go on holiday and switch everything off then come back in May and see what happened. I cannot change that. I don’t want to. I want to enjoy the ride until May!”For us, the target was to qualify for the Champions League and even that is not sure because the others can win 17 games in a row.”We have to only be focused on us and that’s what we do and so far, the mood in the club and around has got better and better. We will see where that leads us to.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say James rejects Colombia for Real Madrid chanceby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Rodriguez is determined to win over Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Back in Madrid after two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James has intimated he wants the chance to prove himself at Real.Marca says the Colombia captain has turned down squad selection for friendlies with Chile and Algeria.James has made the decision in order to train at Valdebabas during the international break.The midfielder is aiming to impress Zidane with this new show of commitment.
Southampton midfielder Lemina fed-up at Galatasarayby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina is fed-up at Galatasaray.Lemina is on a season-long loan in Turkey, though is frustrated with his situation.The midfielder is unhappy with the lack of action he’s seen, says Fotospor, and is considering his options.Lemina is now weighing up ending his loan in January.At St Mary’s, there’s little chance of a place being created for the player’s return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG midfielder Ander Herrera: No Man Utd player believed they could winby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Ander Herrera has spoken of his move from Manchester United.The Spaniard insists there was no concern arriving, despite United knocking PSG out of the Champions League last season.Herrera stated: “It’s not difficult to get to PSG from Manchester United because I have the opportunity to play for an incredible club, but what happened last season is not normal. “Even among the players, no one thought they could win this game. “Football is like that, sometimes if you sleep two or three minutes, you are punished.”
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, 2015@ParkerTodd16 hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
Romelu Lukaku continued his fine international form with a double as Belgium eased to a 3-0 win over Scotland in Euro 2020 qualifying.Belgium have now won four out of four matches in Group I after a victory in Brussels on Tuesday that rarely looked in doubt.Manchester United forward Lukaku scored once in each half to make it 25 international goals in his last 21 appearances and in truth he should quite conceivably have finished with four or five to his name. 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? Kevin De Bruyne sealed the win with a 20-yard strike in stoppage time as Steve Clarke suffered his first defeat as Scotland manager and his side now sit three points behind second-placed Russia.FULL TIME | Belgium 3 – 0 ScotlandBelgium prove to be too strong for Scotland. Goals from Lukaku and De Bruyne give them the win. #BELSCO pic.twitter.com/HA3mLjaq39— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) June 11, 2019Belgium dominated a first half that saw the visitors squander their only chance through Oliver Burke and lose Stuart Armstrong to injury, with away goalkeeper David Marshall saving well from De Bruyne early on.Another effort from De Bruyne was wonderfully tipped away from the top corner by Marshall, before the Manchester City star laid on a great close-range chance for Lukaku that the striker somehow managed to block with his own foot.But Lukaku made up for that one minute into first-half stoppage time, rising above Scott McKenna to thump in a header from six yards after Eden Hazard had linked up with his brother Thorgan and floated in a clever cross.Lukaku could not convert a superb headed chance early in the second half, while De Bruyne’s free-kick was saved by Marshall.But the powerhouse striker got his second after 57 minutes, tapping in a rebound after Marshall tipped away an effort from De Bruyne, who Scotland claimed was offside in the build-up.Lukaku twice fired just wide as he sought a hat-trick, while Thibaut Courtois confirmed his clean sheet with a key late save from McKenna before De Bruyne netted after a neat exchange with substitute Dries Mertens to give the scoreline a more realistic look.What does it mean? Belgium in controlBelgium have won four straight matches in qualifying and are producing fluent, attacking performances with the likes of De Bruyne and Hazard instrumental. Displays like this make it look very unlikely they will be prevented from claiming a smooth passage to the Euros.Hazard magnificent ahead of Real Madrid arrivalReal Madrid fans would have loved what they saw from in-form Hazard, who created seven chances and was a constant threat to end his season on a high.Scotland need more from McTominayScotland do not have many players playing for major clubs, so they need more from those who do like United’s Scott McTominay, who conceded four fouls, did not create a single chance for his team-mates and saw little of the ball.What’s next?Belgium have an easier assignment on September 6 when they travel to San Marino, which is when Scotland host Russia in a vital contest for the race to finish second. read more
Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso were on target for Argentina as they downed Venezuela 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering Copa America semi-final against hosts Brazil.Martinez’s instinctive 10th-minute finish was his sixth goal in 10 international appearances and due reward as Lionel Scaloni’s men made a rapid start.They faded during the second half but Lo Celso capitalised upon an error from Venezuela goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez to settle matters at the Maracana – the stadium where Argentina lost the 2014 World Cup final to Germany. 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? It means Lionel Messi’s ambitions of a first international title remain on track, with Argentina’s bitterest rivals now standing in his way.Martinez displayed his burgeoning understanding with Sergio Aguero in attack by playing in the Manchester City striker with a deft early pass – Farinez saving with his feet.The set-piece deliveries of Messi and Leandro Paredes were causing Venezuela problems and, after an unmarked German Pezzella should have opened the scoring, Martinez duly did.The Inter star converted a wonderful backheel from Aguero’s miscued shot and quickfire bookings for captain Tomas Rincon and fellow midfielder Yangel Herrera soon afterwards suggested Venezuela were losing their composure.Jhon Chancellor powered over a chance to equalise in the 40th minute, although Rafael Dudamel’s side needed a brilliant clearance from Roberto Rosales to prevent Martinez from turning in a second after slick interplay between Messi and Marcos Acuna.Martinez crashed against the back stanchion after Paredes unpicked Venezuela with a sumptuous 48th-minute pass.Dudamel boldly sent on winger Yeferson Soteldo for centre-back Luis Del Pino and Argentina were forced to absorb sustained pressure for the first time in the contest.Franco Armani saved sharply from Ronaldo Hernandez after Scaloni’s decision to withdraw Martinez and Acuna raised eyebrows.Farinez’s work at the other end contrasted horribly when he spilled Aguero’s 74th-minute shot to leave Lo Celso with a tap-in.9 – Argentina won each of their last 9 Copa America games in which they scored the opening goal; the last time they failed to win was in 2015, against Paraguay (2-2), and the last time they lost was in 1999 quarter-finals, against Brazil (1-2). Derby?#CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/pFHvMSpORV— OptaJavier (@OptaJavier) June 28, 2019What does it mean: Scaloni’s Argentina taking shape before showdown with old enemyScaloni’s sparse coaching credentials were pored over as Argentina staggered through the opening matches of their campaign. This was easily his team’s best performance of the tournament until his questionable second-half changes, with Paredes excelling in a midfield three where Acuna provided much-needed edge. La Albiceleste’s attacking prowess has never been in doubt but a shaky backline enjoyed greater protection and Armani handled soundly throughout.Martinez shows ruthless streak againAs he did in the vital group win over Qatar, Martinez gave Argentina an early lead – his supreme poaching instincts to the fore. More importantly, the 21-year-old appears entirely unhindered by the weight of expectation and failures that has sapped many of his compatriots over recent years.Messi short of brilliant bestIt was largely a game of personal frustration for Messi, who was well shackled by combative opponents. But his delight at Argentina’s progress was clear and it bodes well that a team so shambolic of late were able to prevail with their talisman short of the A-game he will surely need against Brazil.Key Opta Facts:- Argentina have beaten Venezuela in each of their six Copa America meetings, scoring 30 goals and conceding just three. – The last five times Argentina reached the semi-final stage of the Copa America, they also made it through to the final, but managed to win the title in only one of those tournaments (1993). – Argentina won each of their last 10 Copa America games in which they scored the opening goal; the last time they failed to win after scoring first was in 2015, against Paraguay (2-2), and the last time they lost was in 1999 quarter-finals, against Brazil (1-2). – Lionel Messi has now played 25 Copa America games; only six players have played more games in the competition’s history.- Against Venezuela, Angel Di Maria earned his 100th cap for Argentina, becoming only the sixth Argentine player to reach that landmark, after Javier Mascherano (147), Javier Zanetti (142), Messi (134), Roberto Ayala (115) and Diego Simeone (105). What’s next: The Copa clash the world wants to seeAs unlikely as it seemed when Argentina toyed with group-stage elimination, the two great rivals in South American football now have the chance to produce a clash for the ages in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Despite their shot-shy efforts against Paraguay, Brazil will be favourites. But are Argentina just about clicking at the right time? read more
Signs and flags are a major part of ESPN’s College GameDay broadcasts, as the fans in the show’s background will wave and flaunt them throughout the morning.One fan is getting crushed for what they’re waving today.A fan at ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast on TCU’s campus is waving both an Ohio State and a Michigan flag.Why?This would appear sinful pic.twitter.com/uLrz1ogXMH— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) September 15, 2018There’s no good reason for that. Those two flags should never be in such close contact.ESPN’s College GameDay, meanwhile, runs until 12 p.m. E.T.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Ohio State probably didn’t do enough to earn that fourth and final spot in the College Football Playoff, but the Buckeyes are Big Ten champions. Urban Meyer’s team topped Northwestern, 45-24, in the conference’s title game this evening.You never know, though. Perhaps the College Football Playoff selection committee was more impressed with the Buckeyes than Oklahoma (and Georgia) today.We’ll find out on Sunday afternoon.In the meantime, Ohio State’s star quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, had a message for the College Football Playoff selection committee.“If the selection committee puts us in the playoffs, I’ll put on a show,” Haskins said on FOX after Ohio State’s win over Northwestern.Haskins has certainly been putting on a show over the past three games, setting a bunch of Ohio State passing records in the process.What do you think? Will Ohio State, Oklahoma or Georgia get that No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff on Sunday?
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has reacted to Clemson’s dominant College Football Playoff national title game performance over Alabama.The Tigers blew out the Crimson Tide in Monday night’s championship game.Clemson crushed Alabama over the game’s final three quarters, going on to win, 44-16, to give Dabo Swinney his second national championship.Herbstreit, unsurprisingly, was impressed.“Congratulations to @ClemsonFB on winning their 2nd National Championship in 3 years! What a year for a team w/ tremendous leadership & focus. This squad was on a mission & it paid off tonight w/ a complete effort-coaching/preparation and execution by the players. Congrats Tigers!” he tweeted.Congratulations to @ClemsonFB on winning their 2nd National Championship in 3 years!What a year for a team w/ tremendous leadership & focus. This squad was on a mission & it paid off tonight w/ a complete effort-coaching/preparation and execution by the players. Congrats Tigers!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 8, 2019Clemson has become, clearly, one of the country’s top two programs. The Tigers, along with the Crimson Tide (yes, still) are in a class of their own in the college football world.Swinney’s program isn’t slowing down anytime soon, either.Clemson will likely start the 2019 season ranked No. 1 in the country.
0 Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 56 third Man 1 4 Mid off Kolkata KOL advertisement Lasith Malinga (MUM) L. Malinga (MUM) 3 0 covers All batsmen are considered right handed 34 Toss: MUM elected to field Super Over Square Leg (20.0) Mumbai Kolkata graphs 170.37 6.25 Referee: Manu Nayyar (IND) Umpires: Nand Kishore (IND), CK Nandan (IND) and S Ravi (IND) Match Ended view full scorecard o All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Suryakumar Yadav (MUM) S. Yadav (MUM) My daughter was sleeping when I hit my fifty: Rohit SharmaWatched on by daughter Samaira and wife Ritika Sajdeh, Rohit Sharma hit his 2nd fifty of IPL 2019 to help Mumbai Indians clinch a table-topping win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium. Series Status: Player Of The Match: Hardik Pandya (16.1) Sunil Narine S. Narine Kolkata KOL Kolkata Bowling KOL Bowling S/R 2 0 (16.1) 1 0 Andre Russell A. Russell c Dinesh Karthik b Prasidh Krishna 4s 0 Rohit Sharma (c) R. Sharma (c) not out Mid Wicket Mumbai MUM Point No data available! R 0 48 27 Mid on fine Leg covers 133/7 third Man (16.1) 0 commentary 2.1 not out not out Hardik Pandya (MUM) H. Pandya (MUM) Rohit Sharma (MUM) R. Sharma (MUM) fine Leg 25 23 Square Leg Harry Gurney H. Gurney 6s Mid Wicket Mumbai MUM 20 covers Mid off Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 0 r third Man w 6.66 133/7 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Ishan Kishan I. Kishan Suryakumar Yadav S. Yadav not out 7.33 Mumbai batting MUM batting – nb 0 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya 130.43 Kieron Pollard K. Pollard Point 3 Mitchell McClenaghan M. McClenaghan Extras: 3 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 2, NB: 1, P: 0) Krunal Pandya K. Pandya Mumbai beat Kolkata by 9 wickets 15.69 Point 5 30 46/1 ( de Kock 6.1 Overs) , 8 Mid Wicket m 0 0 Match Ended wd e/r Indian Premier League, 2019 Fall of Wickets All batsmen are considered right handed 114.58 134/1 3/35 (4) Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 134/1 Mid off 33 Sandeep Warrier S. Warrier Quinton de Kock (wk) de Kock (wk) c Dinesh Karthik b Prasidh Krishna (20.0) 1 Scorecard 0 55 (48) 2/20 (3) 0 1 Rahul Chahar R. Chahar 55 46 (27) 3 vs Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 0 0 4 0 Mid on 8.25 Prasidh Krishna P. Krishna 134/1 Square Leg 22 1 46 Lasith Malinga L. Malinga Mid on B view more view less fine Leg India Today Web Desk MumbaiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 6, 2019 17:18 IST Rohit Sharma was cheered on by wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma struck his 2nd IPL 2019 fifty in MI’s win over KKRMI finished on top of IPL 2019 points table following the 9-wicket winMumbai Indians went on a victory lap at the Wankhede Stadium on SundayRohit Sharma was a delighted man on Sunday. Not only he had led Mumbai Indians to yet another Indian Premier League playoffs, but the skipper also gave his daughter, Samaira a lot to cheer about by scoring a match-winning fifty in the last league match of the season at the Wankhede Stadium.Watched on by his little daughter, Rohit Sharma tamed the Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling attack and helped Mumbai Indians gun down a 134-run target with nine wickets and 23 balls to spare. Eventually, MI leapfrogged Chennai Super Kings to finish on top of the IPL 2019 points table.Rohit Sharma and his teammates went on a victory lap at the Wankhede after the emphatic win over KKR. Rohit was also joined by his daughter Samaira and wife Ritika Sajdeh.Speaking to the broadcasters after MI’s table-topping win on Sunday, Rohit said: “My daughter has been coming here every day to watch me play, but I didn’t get a lot of runs earlier. It was nice to get some runs today, but she was sleeping!”Good night from Ro, Ritika and the little one #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians @ImRo45 @ritssajdeh pic.twitter.com/YjHuY4mf2YMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 5, 2019Notably, Rohit had come up with a cute little celebration, dedicating his fifty to Samaira after he got past the 50-run mark in Mumbai Indians’ chase at the Wankhede.Rohit hadn’t been in the best of form in IPL 2019 but the Mumbai Indians captain seems to be peaking at the right time. The MI skipper has managed 386 runs from 13 matches at 32.16.advertisementMI signed off from the Wankhede Stadium in style. They will now face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. Mumbai had beaten CSK in Chennai earlier this season but Rohit Sharma doesn’t want his side to be complacent.”In all the three trophies that we’ve won, the boys have picked themselves up in the business end. IPL is a funny tournament, any team can beat the other on a day and we want to take few tiny steps,” Rohit said.A big, big thank you to the best Family in the world #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/RFhfX9H2hGMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 5, 2019Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga shone with the ball for MI on Sunday as the trio picked up seven wickets between them. In reply, Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav also chipped in with captain Rohit as MI finished the league stages on a high.Praising the team effort, Rohit added: “It was the team effort that pleased me the most. We don’t depend on a few individuals to take us through, there are a lot of characters who put their hand up and took us through. It is something we know about the IPL that the business end matters, we always come back well in the second half of this tournament.”Also Read | IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad 1st team to reach playoffs with only 12 pointsAlso Read | Playoffs Line-up: MI vs CSK in Qualifier 1, DC vs SRH in EliminatorAlso Read | Expecting Andre Russell to deliver everytime unfair, says Dinesh KarthikAlso 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. 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Injured Harry Kane picked by England for Nations League finalsHarry Kane has been named in an enlarged 27-man England squad for the Nations League finals in June. Kane hasn’t played since suffering an injury in April against Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals. advertisement Next Associated Press LondonMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 09:57 IST Harry Kane is expected to return for the Champions League final for Tottenham Hotspur (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland captain Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury in AprilKane is expected to return for Champions League final vs LiverpoolEngland coach Gareth Southgate said he was “keeping the door open” for KaneHarry Kane was selected by England for the inaugural Nations League finals next month even though he has yet to return to action for Tottenham after an ankle injury.The striker was included in an enlarged 27-man squad on Thursday for the tournament in Portugal, which will see England take on the Netherlands on June 6 for a place in the June 9 final against the host nation or Switzerland.Kane hasn’t played since April 9 when he was hurt against Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals.Tottenham’s season was extended by three weeks after the team reached the final of the Champions League. The team will play Liverpool in Madrid on June 1, which could be Kane’s first game back and his only competitive appearance before the Nations League finals.England coach Gareth Southgate said he was “keeping the door open” for Kane, the team captain.”He is working towards being fit for (Tottenham) for their final,” Southgate said. “We have to see how that progresses, really.”If Kane regains his fitness, he could end up playing three big games in nine days.”We are going to have to look post-Champions League final – we’ll have to assess everyone, really,” Southgate said, “because of the physical aspect of that game and the emotional fallout from that game.”Southgate’s preparations for the Nations League finals have been disrupted by England having all four representatives in the Champions League and Europa League title matches, which will take place a week earlier.There will be eight England players involved in the Champions League final – five from Tottenham and three from Liverpool. Arsenal plays Chelsea for the Europa League title on May 29, although there is only one player – Chelsea’s Ross Barkley – in the latest England squad from those two teams.advertisement”From our perspective, we just have to deal with it,” Southgate said. “I guess maybe people didn’t think about the possibility of one nation having so many players involved in that (Champions League) final. That’s the situation we’ve got.”But they are both going to be brilliant games to be part of.”Chelsea’s England contingent has been reduced after midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek ruptured his Achilles tendon playing a friendly for Chelsea against New England Revolution in Boston on Wednesday. Fellow Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi was already ruled out with a similar injury.Midfielder Harry Winks was called up despite undergoing groin surgery late last month.Southampton forward Nathan Redmond was selected, two years after making his one and only appearance for England.The squad must be cut to 23 players by May 27.Also Read | Real Madrid sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht FrankfurtAlso Read | Manchester United to meet financial goals after turbulent seasonAlso 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 Harry KaneFollow England football teamFollow Nations League finalFollow Tottenham HostpurFollow LiverpoolFollow Champions League finalFollow Gareth Southgate
Other Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was recently snapped outside the gym in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her gym look, baring her washboard abs, Malaika donned a monochrome sports bra with mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired her workout ensemble with a grey jacket and hot pink training shoes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She styled the look with a messy bun and oversized aviators.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Rocking the no-makeup look with a hint of nude lipstick, Malaika rounded off her ensemble.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Malaika AroraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora was recently snapped outside the gym in Mumbai. For her gym look, baring her washboard abs, Malaika donned a monochrome sports bra with mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d00afdd71dd21560326109_1547184_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 12:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika Arora bares washboard abs in sports bra and mini shorts at the gym. Nails monochrome lookApp headline: Malaika Arora bares washboard abs in sports bra and mini shorts at the gym. Nails monochrome look
Community Cider Programs Make Cider and Benefit Charity 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Columbus, Ohio is a diverse, cultural playground that literally has something to offer for everyone. We went and checked out Ohio’s capital for a weekend and found great meals, strong drinks and awesome people – not to mention the best college football team in the country. Read on for our recommendations on where to eat, play and stay if you find yourself in the Buckeye State’s capital.EatCap City DinerCongrats are in order for this Cameron Mitchell mainstay as it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Putting an upscale twist on classic diner food, you can expect to feast on dishes like meatloaf with buttermilk chive mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms, broccoli, chili onion rings and BBQ gravy and classic sandwiches like an all-American cheeseburger, reuben and the Cap City Club. Don’t leave without ordering our favorite starter on the menu – potato chips topped with blue cheese, scallions and Alfredo.Arch City TavernServing up locally-sourced gourmet food, craft beer and killer cocktails, Arch City is the kind of place you wish was across the street so you can make it your regular spot. They have an excellent burger and delicious snacks like lobster mac ’n cheese. Wash it down with an impressive selection of craft beers (available in flights so you can taste more than one) or their signature old-fashioned – made with Bulleit bourbon, Roake Cherry Tonic and black walnut bitters.The Guild HouseAdjacent to the beautiful Le Meridien Joseph hotel (which we’ll get to in a minute), this farm-to-table concept is one of the newest restaurants to hit Columbus’ Short North neighborhood. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu focuses on highlighting the freshest ingredients available. Feast on dishes like cavatelli with rabbit confit, garbanzo beans, sweet peas and white asparagus and scallops served with English peas, baby carrots, parsnip puree and orange vinaigrette. Come back for breakfast and don’t miss the soft poached eggs on toast with ham, chili seared greens, buttered leeks, Tabasco hollandaise and caviar – it was one of our favorite meals of the trip.Mikey’s Late Night SliceWhat started as takeout windows in the Short North and Clintonville has expanded to a brick-and-mortar location downtown, and the city is better for it. Home of the Cheesus Crust — American cheese melted atop two slices of pizza and pressed together into a sandwich — this Columbus favorite serves up piping hot pies to hungry patrons until 3 am weekdays and 4 am on the weekend. Pizza be with you! (And also with you).North MarketWe could spend hours roaming around North Market, perusing for everything from hard-to-find seasonings from Spices Ltd to goodies for the grill from Bluescreek Farm Meats. After you’ve crossed off your shopping list, refuel at one of the many excellent food stands like Lan Viet Market for pho and bahn mi sandwiches or Hot Chicken Takeover which has some of the best fried birds in the game.DrinkBodegaThis is probably our favorite watering hole in Columbus, known for their awesome happy hour and $1 Grilled Cheese Monday’s. They serve snacks like pork belly nachos and a homemade veggie burger, but you’re really here for the alcohol. They have solid beer and wine lists as well as cocktails to please the most seasoned drinkers.Related: Micro Guide: Miami 2016BakersfieldThis lively space is big and energetic with people from all walks of life gathering to partake in a selection of more than 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. They have a killer margarita and spacious outdoor patio right in the heart of the bustling Short North. And there are plenty of tacos on deck if you need to soak up some of that booze.Marcella’sAnother gem from restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, Marcella’s has been serving classic Italian fare for almost a decade. But we’re not here for the food this time around (even though you should absolutely, positively try it). Rather, we’re parking ourselves at the bar and ordering a chilled homemade limoncello. Stop by after dinner or for a nightcap if you’re in the neighborhood.Winking Lizard TavernThis beloved Ohio chain is known for their killer wings and extensive beer selection, and they usually have a patio where you can catch some rays while you sip an ice cold brew. If you’re a football fan, it’s the perfect place to catch an Ohio State game (or any sport for that matter).StayLe Méridien Columbus, The JosephNot only is this the chicest hotel in Columbus, it’s now one of our favorite properties the world over. A partner of the Pizutti Collection, the hotel features artwork from the private collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti, and you’re also granted access to their gallery space a mere block away during your stay (in fact, the hotel is named after Ron’s father Joseph). Their taste is excellent, to say the least. There’s even a gallery that features rotating pieces from local artists that guests can purchase if they so desire. The rooms are airy and spacious, furnished with gorgeous custom pieces designed by an Amish family not far from the city. For those looking to have a true luxe experience, the King and Presidential suites are at your service.One of our favorite features of The Joseph is the private spa suites. Designed to offer a unique and luxurious experience, each suite is outfitted with marble decor, rain showers and a heated mosaic tile bed with adjacent relaxation lounges to enjoy after your treatment. Downstairs in the lobby, Soul at The Joseph is a coffee bar by day and craft cocktail and wine bar by night, serving delicious drinks and bites. Room service is also excellent with food by The Guild House, so you don’t even have to leave your bed to indulge in an excellent meal.ShopBig FunFor the big kid in all of us, this nostalgic toy shop is an absolute dream. They sell everything from vintage action figures to gag gifts like fake barf and those tin peanut cans that shoot out snakes when you open them. Stop in and play around, if even for a few minutes – it’s a dose of instant joy.T. David Collection / Samson Men’s EmporiumThis is one of the best hybrid stores we’ve seen in awhile, and it should be a destination for every dapper gent visiting Columbus. T. David Collection sells a beautifully curated selection of antique furniture, vintage barware and unique accessories. Samson Men’s Emporium carries brands we love like Rhythm, Brackish and Tanner Goods. Put them together in the same store, and challenge yourself to leave empty handed (good luck).A huge thank you to Chrysler for lending us this gorgeous 2016 300 to cruise through Columbus in style. Its bold design reflects a modern take on the quality craftsmanship on which Chrysler prides itself with the forward-thinking technology we all need to look into the future. Features like advanced brake assist, full-speed forward collision warning with active braking and blind spot monitoring keep you safe as you take on 292 horsepower from the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. 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Super Snack Time/FacebookIf you became famous for completing insane eating challenges on YouTube, what would be your next step in life? If you are Harley Morenstein, creator of Epic Meal Time, it’d be to go on a diet, then to make a diet-friendly snack that comes in a bag and tastes like pizza. Naturally.“After the first season of the TV show happened [in 2014, four years after Epic Meal Time premiered on YouTube], I had a moment of realization. ‘I saw that I was 285 pounds … I’m 6’6″, but still,” Morenstein says. “If you came up to me and pushed me, I’d fall over. It got to the point where my body hurt. I couldn’t do it.”Morenstein starting hitting the gym and dieting (including going on the Keto diet) and was able to drop from 285 to around 230. This meant cutting out much of what he had been known for eating (burgers on burgers on burgers, etc) and becoming more vigilant about what he was putting in his body. It wasn’t easy, he says, but it was possible even considering the fact that it was slightly antithetical to his brand at the time. The View of an American Road Trip from the Back of a Motorcycle Editors’ Recommendations The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable At that point, Morenstein says that the Epic Meal Time crew was also thinking about ways to expand the brand (and not necessarily their waistlines). They had accumulated around 1,000 recipes online already, so they talked about ways to bring some of the ideas (back) to life.What they decided on, Morenstein says, was to create a snack that demanded attention — just as their show did. There are a lot of products out there, but they are created by people who’d been in the industry for years.“I felt like it takes someone outside the game to look at it and see what else you can do — to make something bigger,” he says.Considering the name of the show and all, it made sense that Morenstein viewed himself and his crew as the ones to do that. That is, essentially, how the Super Snack Time brand — and the first product, Pizza in a Bag — were conceived.“It comes in a pizza slice-shaped bag and it’s pepperoni jerky. If I walk by, I’d look and think, ‘I need to try that.’ It’s just like Epic Meal Time. You’d come across it online and see it and you’d stop to watch. We wanted to have that for food.”It’s hard to argue with that logic. An added bonus that came out of the creation process was that Pizza in a Bag is Keto-friendly. This snack, he hopes, will help fill the pizza void for others on the diet.Super Snack TimePizza in a Bag currently comes in three flavors: standard pepperoni, supreme (flavored with garlic, oregano, basil, and more), and buffalo. Each 2-ounce bag contains 10 grams of protein and about 200 calories. The company recently rolled out multi-packs, including the Pizza in a Bag 8-Pack, which comes packaged as — you guessed it — a pizza.Morenstein says they’ve got more ideas in the pipeline (including more jerky flavors), but for now, they are focusing on getting Pizza in a Bag out there.You can get Pizza in a Bag online or at Wal-Mart. If you’re looking for how to make other super snacks, you can check out the recipe list on the Super Snack Time website. Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style
Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, is reporting a US$113 million increase in the country’s Net International Reserves (NIR).The figure is US$997.3 million as at May 10, compared to US$884.3 million at the end of March.Mr. Wynter attributed the improvement to “substantial” purchases of foreign exchange from the market by the BoJ, as well as the initial disbursement of US$207.2 million to Jamaica by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under the recently concluded four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF).The BoJ Governor, who was addressing the Central Bank’s quarterly briefing at its downtown Kingston offices on Wednesday, May 15, informed that the NIR declined by US$241.3 million at the end of the January to March quarter, consequent on several factors.These, he explained, included growing uncertainty about the timing and content of the pending EFF and anxieties about the administration’s ability to finance debt payments that were due in February.“These concerns were reflected in a sharp decline in net private capital flows to the economy for the quarter…(and)..increased…depreciation in the (value of the Jamaica dollar against the US dollar),” the Governor pointed out.At the same time, there was continued decline in foreign exchange net demand for external trade in goods and services.“This decline was largely related to estimated reductions in payments for consumer goods and raw materials,” Mr. Wynter said.The Governor said consequent on the IMF disbursement and the BoJ’s purchases, the uncertainties in the foreign exchange market during the January to March quarter “have now waned”.He contended that these, along with market expectations of increased foreign currency inflows and the projected dividends on longer tenure instruments introduced in the market in April by the BoJ, have also resulted in an appreciation of the dollar since the middle of that month.The one-year US dollar-indexed note and three variable rate instruments together, absorbed some $12 billion.“The NIR is expected to continue to increase gradually over the (2013/14) fiscal year due to growth in multilateral inflows as well as incremental improvements in net private capital flows. The Bank of Jamaica remains committed to providing an orderly market for foreign exchange and will take the necessary actions to maintain order,” the Governor assured.Mr. Wynter contended that “orderly” movements in the exchange rate, which enhance price competitiveness, will help to create an environment, which facilitates “strong and sustained” growth in exports and import substitution. These, he said, are “key objectives” of the Government’s medium-term macro-economic programme.Contact: Douglas McIntosh