Barcelona keeper Ter Stegen: Everything in order between players and boardby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen insists there’s no problem between the players and the board.Gerard Pique has accused board members of planting stories in the local press blaming the players for their poor start to the season.But after victory in the Champions League against Inter Milan, Ter Stegen said: “Between the team and the board of directors, everything is in order and the rest… “I am happy to be here and play football… And nothing more. “This is a club and what you have to do is be united.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea midfielder Mount delighted for ‘on-fire’ Abrahamby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Mason Mount is delighted to see Tammy Abraham scoring goal after goal.The 22-year-old’s first Champions League against Lille on Wednesday brought his tally to 8 from 10 games.”He’s [Abraham] on fire and when you have a player like that, any time the ball goes into the box you’re expecting him to get on the end of it or create a chance or get a goal,” Mount told reporters. “It’s brilliant to have him scoring as many as he can.”The thing for him is to focus on continuing these performances and trying to get goals and goals. That’s the main thing for him. He’s a striker, so as many goals as he can score, that’s the best thing for him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer keen for Man Utd to use Spanish scouting serviceby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to use a Spanish consultancy service to help with transfer plans.Solskjaer has recommended to United they join the client list of Madrid-based company Driblab which has a detailed database on more than 100,000 players and potential signings, says the Daily Mail.A dozen clubs in La Liga are already subscribers as are Nottingham Forest who used the available information before making a number of signings in the summer to aid their promotion push to the Premier League.Driblab evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of players from the age of 16 in more than a hundred different competitions – down to the detail of how injuries affect their ability or run and kick the ball. They also use an advanced algorithm to draw up an expected goals formula to see if attackers and goalkeepers are performing above or below standard. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, the star of the College Football Playoff, underwent surgery to remove his wisdom teeth Friday morning. Judging by the way he’s been acting on Twitter, the painkillers he was given afterwards haven’t quite worn off. He’s been hilarious for over an hour now.it was a success! pic.twitter.com/5ZmEV0VpdW— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) February 6, 2015Fresh out of wisdom teeth surgery— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@ArianFoster: In the dentist about to go under to get the wisdom out of my teeth, and they have Mike Jack playin’. Smh” twins— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Someone come take care of me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Baddies only lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015@JGreene_8 sympathy nuggets. The plan in infallible— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Sooooo hungry— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Omg mashed potatoes— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@gkeyknee: @EzekielElliott sounds like you’re thirsty…” Get off my— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015My dad has left me home alone. Stranded to die— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Guess he doesn’t love me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015I think Zeke’s pain pills are working.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 6, 2015Keep doing you, Zeke.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Update: The piccolo player, Roxanne Chalifoux, has chimed in on Twitter regarding the incident. She says she’s a Villanova Wildcat until she dies, through the smiles and the tears. Well done.Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015Earlier: Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it a bit harder than most, however.As the game ended, TBS’ cameras panned to a girl in Villanova’s band playing the flute piccolo. She couldn’t control the tears rolling down her cheeks. Video of the incident has gone viral.It’s a tough way for Villanova to lose, but the Wildcats still had an incredible year. Hopefully the young fan can take some solace in that.More: The 64 Most-Annoying Fan Bases
CINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 28: Head coach Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the first half of a game against the Providence Friars at Cintas Center on February 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 84-74 to claim the Big East Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat.Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015When it comes to X vs. the ‘Cats, one of the verses is a bit prophetic.Ain’t never gave nothin’ to me But every time I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin’ something from me I ain’t got it so you can’t get it Lets leave it at that cuz I ain’t with itPeople are certainly not giving Xavier a real chance in this one. We’ll have to see if the Musketeers can pull the major upset.
Lionel Messi has insisted Barcelona never contemplated throwing away the Copa del Rey after a comeback win over Sevilla on Wednesday .The La Liga leaders crushed Sevilla 6-1 at Camp Nou to claim a 6-3 aggregate victory in the quarter-finals, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a brace to go with goals from Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suarez and Messi.Messi, who recently revealed criticism he receives from son Thiago , played down any suggestions Barca were ever going to simply give up the competition to focus on La Liga and the Champions League. 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 was said that we threw the cup or that we didn’t want it, or maybe my message was misinterpreted at the beginning of the season,” he told Barca TV .”The team want to fight for the three competitions, as it is always Barcelona’s obligation every year.”We do not throw anything.”Leo #Messi : “We are Barça and we would never throw away the chance to win any of the big three competitions”#CopaBarça #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/hHJeRCAMXh — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019 Coutinho started Barca’s comeback with a 13th-minute penalty, which Messi let the Brazilian – whose form has been questioned – take.Messi explained his decision to allow the 26 year old, who completed his brace in the second half, to take the spot-kick.”I wanted him to kick it and we fixed it, because the important thing was to win,” he said.”He scored and I’m happy because that’s where everything started.”Coutinho thanked Messi after the game for letting him take the penalty as the Catalans sealed their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.While Barcelona won on the pitch on Wednesday, they took a tumble off it as they accidentally confirmed Denis Suarez’s move to Arsenal prematurely.
ESPN College GameDayNebraska is No. 10 in the AP Poll, but are the Cornhuskers for real? The College GameDay staff weighed in.Nebraska is sitting in the No. 10 spot in this week’s AP Poll, but the Cornhuskers only real “quality win” came at home against a lackluster Oregon team on Sept. 17.Here are the members of ESPN’s College GameDay staff giving their opinions on whether or not the Cornhuskers are “for real” or not:Desmond Howard says that he could name 10 teams that are better than Nebraska right now. “Bear,” GameDay’s stats guru, keeps it simple and says that the Cornhuskers are No. 10 in the country because they’ve beaten everyone they’ve played. He also poses the question that if Nebraska played Alabama and Florida State, would it be unbeaten?Kirk Herbstreit says that Nebraska has looked great so far, which is an answer that kind of dodges the actual question.Nebraska takes on Indiana in Bloomington this afternoon with the kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. EST.
Romelu Lukaku said he expects a “busy summer” as he cast doubts over his Manchester United future amid growing links to Inter.Lukaku has emerged as a reported target for Antonio Conte’s side after previously revealing it would be a “dream” to play in Serie A at some point in his career.New Inter head coach Conte is reportedly keen to sign Lukaku, having missed out on the Belgium striker during his time in charge of Chelsea after he opted to join Premier League rivals United for £75 million ($95m) in 2017. 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? Lukaku was asked about his future following Belgium’s 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Scotland on Tuesday and the 26-year-old did little to dismiss rumours of a potential Old Trafford exit.We keep improving! Another good win for us and what a way to finish off the season! @BelRedDevils pic.twitter.com/6M2f4Gctn3— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) June 11, 2019″I have a contract with Man United,” said Lukaku, who scored twice against Scotland. “I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision.”I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do but won’t say it.”We’ll see. If I expect a busy summer? Yes.”Lukaku – contracted to the Red Devils until 2022 with the option of a further year – scored 12 Premier League goals as United finish sixth in 2018-19, missing out on Champions League qualification.He scored 15 goals across all competitions for United in total, who lost to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.The imposing centre-forward was unable to build on his promising debut campaign at Old Trafford, during which he managed to hit 26 goals under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship.Lukaku enjoyed a brief resurgence after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as interim United boss back in December, most notably scoring twice in a stunning Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain.However, his form dipped dramatically between March and May, with many fans and experts calling his fitness levels and technical ability into question.
Netherlands international Quincy Promes has joined Ajax from Sevilla on a five-year contract for €15.7m (£14m/$17.9m), the Eredivisie champions have confirmed.The 27-year-old returns to his home country after a lone season in La Liga to play for the club whom he spent part of his youth playing days with as the Dutch outfit continue to shape their squad ahead of the new season.Promes found himself restricted for chances at Sevilla where he was primarilly played out wide as a winger as opposed to an outright attacker, and made just 15 league appearances on the back of his move from Spartak Moscow. 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? His move makes him the latest recruit to Erik ten Hag’s side, following in the footsteps of Standard Liege’s Razvan Marin and Defensa y Justicia’s Lisandro Martínez, as they look to build on a stellar 2018-19 campaign.The Dutch outfit reached the Champions League semi-finals in addition to completing the domestic double, though they ultimately fell short in defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.Their excellent season has seen several of their stars seek new pastures though, with Frenkie de Jong having left for Barcelona and Matthijs de Ligt expected to depart too.Promes reteams with Ten Hag, who he worked with at Go Ahead Eagles, and becomes the third most-expensive signing in the club’s history, after Miralem Sulejmani and Daley Blind.He featured earlier this year in his side’s Nations League campaign, scoring in their last-four defeat of England, though he was unable to help his country triumph over Portugal in the final.He has won both the Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup, in 2017, with Spartak Moscow, and was a member of their unsuccessful 2017-18 Champions League campaign, when he netted a brace against future club Sevilla in the group stages.Promes will wear the number 11 shirt, the club has confirmed, which was previously last held in 2017-18 by Amin Younes.Meanwhile, Ajax have also confirmed the extension of the loan deal for Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela, who arrived in mid-season.The 24-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the club but provides additional cover for Andre Onana.
ESPN announced multi-year contract extensions for members of its college football coverage today. One of them is for sideline reporter and host Laura Rutledge.Rutledge has been with the network for a few years now, serving as a sideline reporter and an on-air personality for SEC Nation. She’s been with ESPN since 2014, and last year was the first year she was a host for SEC Nation.Rutledge has also worked as a SportsCenter anchor and red carpet host at the College Football Awards and the ESPYs, Additionally, Rutledge works on the company’s gymnastics and college baseball and softball coverage.She received a multi-year contract extension along with her SEC Nation colleague Marcus Spears.“Laura is the ultimate utility player,” said Tom McCollum, SEC Network senior coordinating producer. “Turn on your television on Saturday mornings during the fall, Friday nights during the winter or throughout spring weekends in May and June, and, more often than not, you will see Laura. She gives everything she has to her colleagues and her craft, and we’re better for it. She truly connects with the subjects whose stories she shares, and it’s something we’ll benefit from for years to come.”Prior to being hired by ESPN, Rutledge worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports, covering the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres.She’s also a former Miss Florida 2012, and is married to major league baseball player Josh Rutledge.Without a doubt, Rutledge is one of the rising stars on ESPN’s college football coverage. She’s established herself in multiple roles for the company as well.Congrats to her and Marcus Spears on the new contracts.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on during their game against the UCF Knights in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former Baylor head coach Art Briles has landed a new job.Briles, who was fired from Baylor as a result of a major sexual assault scandal within the program, will be coaching overseas.The former Bears’ coach will be coaching a team in Italy.The Star-Telegram first reported the news:Art Briles has agreed to become the coach of an American football team in Italy and says he still has not been given a definitive reason why he was fired by Baylor University.Guelfi Firenze American Football team, located in Florence, Italy, has hired Briles to coach its adult league team beginning in the fall. The move will be announced later today.The move is expected to be officially announced later today.Stay tuned.
MORGANTOWN, WV – SEPTEMBER 03: General view as seat cushions await fans before the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Missouri Tigers at Milan Puskar Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Saturdays are better with college football. Not only do we get to watch our favorite teams take the field yet again, we get to see some of the most bizarre football plays we’ve ever witnessed.That was the case yet again this afternoon. During Saturday afternoon’s game between West Virginia and Kansas, the Mountaineers defense chose and incredibly interesting way to cover the Kansas offense.All 11 WVU defenders dropped into coverage on a third-down and 15. How did it work out, you ask?Poorly – for the Mountaineers. Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender found wide receiver Jeremiah Booker for a 35-yard gain down the left sideline.this was the first time ive ever seen this double a gap non pressure?? pic.twitter.com/F3OsqlsCY6— betz (@alltwentytwo) October 6, 2018Here’s video of the play.3rd & 1511 defenders drop back0 pass rushstill give up the first downway to go, west virginia pic.twitter.com/fGrBBhJa0w— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) October 6, 2018This play certainly won’t be forgotten any time soon.The Jayhawks have hung tight in this one. Everyone expected West Virginia to blow out Kansas given the team’s offense prowess behind Heisman candidate Will Grier, but WVU holds just a 21-14 lead late in the third quarter.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: A cheerleader runs onto the field with an Ohio State Buckeyes flag prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)Ohio State has spent two years trying to recruit five-star DE Zach Harrison. But after recent comments he made, the Buckeyes have got to feel a little more nervous about their chances.According to Rivals, Harrison spoke publicly about Ohio State’s recruiting efforts at Olentangy Orange after receiving his All-American Game jersey this past week.When asked about any pressure to stay at home and join Ohio State, he answered frankly.“I do,” Harrison said. “Everybody here is a Buckeye fan so that’s where they all want me to go. It weighs on me a little bit, but I really have to do what’s best for me. If that’s Ohio State then it’s Ohio State, and if it’s not, then it’s not.”That’s a statement that might make Ohio State fans wring their hands.Another nugget that Harrison mentioned was that he had met with Michigan assistant Al Washington.“Coach (Al) Washington is a great guy,” Harrison stated. “He’s really spirited and passionate about what he does. That’s attractive because he really cares about his guys, cares about football and cares about winning.”He also noted his good relationship with Michigan commits Mazi Smith and Chris Hinton.Penn State is the other school heavily involved here, so it is really coming down to the powers of the Big Ten East. Ohio State did get some good news though. Harrison will be on campus for Ohio State’s game against Nebraska this weekend.There is also the elephant in the room, which is of course his college decision. Harrison has kept recruiting talk to a minimum this fall, making one unofficial visit to each of his finalists which will culminate in an Ohio State visit this weekend. He has carved out some time to talk to coaches each week, but that has also been on a more limited basis as he focuses on his senior season.Ultimately, while many at Ohio State may feel confident that Harrison will join the Buckeyes, rival Michigan may have the potential to pull the rug out from under them.[Rivals]
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Bowling becomes easier with MS Dhoni behind the stumps: Kuldeep YadavKuldeep Yadav spoke highly of former India skipper MS Dhoni, who uses his vast experience to constantly guide the spinners in limited-overs matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 23:05 IST MS Dhoni is constantly seen telling the spinners where to bowl in limited-overs cricket (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChahal and I feel very lucky to be playing with Mahi Bhai, Kuldeep saidKuldeep also picked England and Pakistan as the major threats for India at the ICC World CupKuldeep also praised Kohli’s captaincy for the way he supports the bowlers and youngsters in the teamIndia off-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has picked England and Pakistan as the other two teams to watch out for in the upcoming ICC World Cup.Apart from India, cricket experts have labelled hosts England as the favourites to win their maiden World Cup title this summer and Kuldeep is also wary of the threat that the home side will possess. Along with England, Kuldeep also thinks Pakistan will be a team to watch out for in the showpiece event.”We definitely have the chance to bring the World Cup home. Apart from us I think all the other teams are really strong. But I feel England has a strong batting lineup as compared to the other teams. They will be playing in home conditions.”I think Pakistan will also perform well in the World Cup looking at the way they have been performing. So I think England and Pakistan will be the ones to watch out for,” Kuldeep Yadav told Sports Tak.Team India will be going to the World Cup on the back of some tremendous performances in England and Australia which came mainly due to the outstanding show from the bowlers.India’s fast bowling lineup in particular, has performed really well over the last year and Kuldeep credited the improved fitness levels as the reason behind their performances in overseas conditions.”We have good fast bowlers in our team who did very well in Australia and before that in England as well. We have a very good combination of bowlers in the side now. We train together and back each other which is the biggest plus point,” Kuldeep Yadav said.advertisementKuldeep Yadav also spoke highly of former India skipper MS Dhoni, who uses his vast experience to full effect and constantly guides the spinners in limited-overs matches.”Since the time I have made my debut I have played with MS Dhoni. He always guides us bowlers whenever he feels the need to get his message across he does it. When the wicketkeeper supports you like that it becomes easier for the bowler.”A lot of times the bowler is not able to understand the situation but the wicketkeeper understands it better. Mahi bhai is just like that. He has so much experience. He tells gives us small details and even when he doesn’t, I make sure to ask him for guidance. Chahal and I feel very lucky to be playing with him. Bowling becomes easier with Mahi bhai behind the stumps,” Kuldeep Yadav said.Talking about Virat Kohli’s captaincy, Kuldeep praised the Delhi cricketer for the way he supports the bowlers and youngsters in the team.”Virat bhai always backs us. He understands our bowling styles be it spinners or fast bowlers. He is a very attacking captain. It feels good as a spinner because then we get to take wickets regularly. He supports not only me and Chahal but all the other youngsters in the team,” Kuldeep Yadav said.Also Read | He will close his eyes and defend: How Dhoni masterminded Boult dismissalAlso Read | MS Dhoni huge plus for Virat Kohli at the World Cup: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Best thing for Kohli is that he has Dhoni as wicketkeeper: Sunil GavaskarFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow MS DhoniFollow Team IndiaFollow ICC World CupFollow Virat Kohli
Next Reuters LondonAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 08:38 IST Paul Pogba missed a penalty awarded in the 67th minute on Monday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUnited miss chance to go top with 1-1 draw at WolvesStunning Neves goal cancels out Martial’s openerPogba wins penalty but spot kick saved by PatricioManchester United were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and missed out on taking top spot in the Premier League on Monday as a sumptuous Ruben Neves strike cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half goal and Paul Pogba missed a late penalty.After a 4-0 home win over Chelsea on the opening day, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team dominated the early exchanges and led after 27 minutes when Marcus Rashford slipped the ball in for Martial to score his 50th goal for the club in all competitions.But Wolves, who beat the visitors in the league and FA Cup at Molineux last season, were transformed in the second half, rejuvenated by substitute Adama Traore on the wing.In the 55th minute, a clever corner routine left Portuguese midfielder Neves free outside the area from where he hit a delightful curling strike over keeper David de Gea that went in off the underside of the bar, ramping up the raucous atmosphere.The goal was confirmed after a VAR review into whether Joao Moutinho was offside when he received the ball back following a the short corner routine.”It was fantastic,” Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of Neves’ strike. “In the first half we struggled so much, but it all changed in the second… I am proud of all the performance.”Pogba then missed a penalty awarded in the 67th minute after he tumbled in the area under Wolves captain Conor Coady’s feet.The Frenchman’s spot kick, superbly saved by Rui Patricio, was his fourth missed penalty in the Premier League since the start of last season, raising questions as to why United’s other designated penalty-taker Rashford did not step up instead.advertisement”The two of them are confident penalty takers,” Solskjaer said as he defended Pogba. “When there are two names there, it’s the one who’s most confident. Paul’s scored so many before, so absolutely no problem at all.”JUBILANT NEVESThe result left United on four points from two games, while Wolves are still looking for their first win of the season, having picked up two points from two draws.Goalscorer, Neves, however, was jubilant with another strong performance from the Midlands team against a leading side.”I’m really happy for the goal and the result as we drew against a big team,” he said.After regaining their supremacy in possession, United had another glorious chance near the end but defender Luke Shaw shot straight at Patricio from the edge of the area, to the relief of the home fans in the 31,314 crowd.A win would have taken United above early pacesetters Liverpool and Arsenal on goal difference.But Solskjaer seemed content to have collected four points from the opening two games after most pundits had ruled out his team’s chances of being title contenders this season.”We are improving,” said the Norwegian.”In the first half, we dominated possession. In the second half, we knew they were going to come out like a house on fire… Then we took control again and could have won it.”Also Read | Want my Arjuna Award to serve as inspiration to everyone playing football: Gurpreet Singh SandhuAlso 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 Manchester UnitedFollow Wolverhampton WanderersFollow Paul PogbaFollow VARFollow Premier league Premier League: Pogba misses penalty as Wolves hold Manchester United to 1-1 drawAfter a 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening day, Manchester United missed a chance to go top on Monday as they were held to 1-1 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League outing. advertisement
All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations You know when you’re having a conversation with someone and, on the surface, you’re talking about one thing, but in fact you’re talking about much larger issues? Perhaps the chat focuses on how you forgot to clean the dishes again (the real issue isn’t the dishes, is it?) or about how you both love some obscure movie that neither of you can even remember very well (ah, romance). That’s kind of the feeling you get when reading The Fly Fisher, which was recently published by Gestalten and which contains writing and photographs from multiple contributors. Yes, the book is about fly fishing, and it contains plenty of useful and informative information about gear, casting techniques, and fish species. But what you’re really reading is more a book of reflection and philosophy than a how-to guide about catching fish.The Fly Fisher never claims to be an authoritative volume on this age-old (and surprisingly varied) pastime. In fact, in the very introduction the editors state that “this book illustrates the four basic casts on which all others are based. The essentials are there, but these details are no substitute for investing in a course with a good casting instructor.” The Fly Fisher doesn’t set out to teach you everything there is to know about fly fishing; rather it hopes to inspire in readers the desire to learn deeply.The book can be approached in several different ways. First, the person who already has a deep affinity for fly fishing and also has some free time on his or her hands can read from start to finish, consuming dozens of pages rich with prose and plenty of gorgeous photographs. The next approach is to treat it more like a coffee table book and enjoy the images alone; that’s an easy thing to do, given the standard excellent visual curation here and present in all books published by Gestalten.Finally, you can pick and choose which sections you’ll digest fully and which you’ll leave aside. And it’s in this manner that The Fly Fisher is best enjoyed. There is a chapter all about the history of the sport that might appeal to the scholarly type who has never so much as touched a reel; there are pages rich with technical graphics and gear breakdowns that might bore and befuddle a casual reader, but that will enthuse and engage a diehard fisherman. And then there are the essay-style chapters that range from memoir to travelogue to field report.One chapter of The Fly Fisher takes the reader to Japan and reveals a centuries-old technique known as “tenkara” that uses little more than a wooden rod, a line, and, of course, a fly. Another section takes us on a kayaking trip across parts of Eastern Europe completed by a group of fly fishing documentary filmmakers. Still others reveal the rich history of fly fishing everywhere from the salty waters off the Florida Keys to the rivers and lakes of Tanzania (where one is well-advised to watch out for tiger fish, which have teeth that look positively vampiric).Most people who read The Fly Fisher will have the same takeaway as readers of a book like The Call of the Wild or On the Road, which is to say you’ll briefly want to drop everything and go to the places you read about and see in the pages, but soon enough you’ll instead just get on with your day. Some readers, however, may well just be motivated enough to make a plan and pack up their gear. If one day soon you find yourself casting in Patagonia, Eastern Russia, Alaska, or in Mauritius, then maybe this book will have caught you after all. Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019
Editors’ Recommendations Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Like all performance outfits, however, the GN’s upgrades didn’t satisfy GM engineers, and in 1987, the limited edition GNX was born. Blacked out, re-tuned, and wielding more power than the day’s Camaro and Corvette, the Grand National GNX was not to be brushed aside.GNX hardware was truly special, including a 231-cubic-inch V6 that was introduced in the ‘60s as the “Fireball.” Astoundingly, this same motor (with the help of tweaks and forced induction) would serve in a number of Buick models all the way until the late 90s.In the Grand National GNX, it was paired with a Garret turbocharger, a larger intercooler, and a few other improvements to produce 276 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. While hot hatchbacks are making more power than that these days, in 1987, those figures were immense. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a BRF four-speed automatic, a durable transmission seen elsewhere in GM performance products.Keeping the GNX’s G-Body glued to the road is an ASC McLaren-tuned suspension, 245-section Goodyear Eagle VR50 tires in front and 255-section tires in the rear. Also on board is a quick-ratio power steering rack and power-assisted front discs and rear drum brakes.It took a while for collectors to appreciate the uniqueness of the GNX, but now that they’ve come around, prices for these models are booming. Take this example from RK Motors: a 1987 Grand National GNX in showroom condition with less than 1,000 miles on the odometer. Originally purchased for over double MSRP ($29,290), this model was only driven 510 miles during its first 17 years of life. The next owner only added 115 miles over seven years, and the third only 180 on top of that.It seems like a shame that something this cool has been driven so little, but such is the reality of the collector car market. At $139,900, this example won’t come cheap, but let’s hope the next owner takes it out for a spin a little more often! Born to be Bad? Then this Low-Mileage 1987 Buick Grand National GNX is for You Close When Americans think fondly of our muscle car history, vehicles like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, 1967 Pontiac GTO, and 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T come to mind. Certainly, there were other storied names, but these are the cars that dominate today’s auction blocks and fulfill collectors’ desires.It’s easy to gloss over the ’80s and ’90s in your search for hot rodding thrills, but to do so would miss a handful of remarkable automobiles. Case in point: Buick’s Regal GNX. Inspired by NASCAR Manufacturer’s Cup victories in 1981 and ’82, Buick offered a modified version of its Regal in 1982, dubbed the Grand National. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording
All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Rye whiskies are hot.Literally, the rye malt used in the whiskey — at least 51 percent — adds a nice spiciness to the spirit. But the category is skyrocketing; the Distilled Spirits Council reports that rye whiskey sales volume has grown 778 percent since 2009, with revenues jumping from $15 million to almost $160 million.“American rye whiskey is retaking its rightful place among the world’s great distilled spirits, a place that was lost to Prohibition,” Distilled Spirits Council president and CEO Kraig R. Naasz said in a statement.With the recent resurgence of bourbon, which also took a backseat for a period after Prohibition, it only makes since that rye is also making its presence felt in the spirits market once again. More and more distilleries are making and releasing rye whiskies. Here are some of the best released in the past few years.WhistlePig 15-Year Rye WhiskeyThis 15-year-old rye whiskey, released in 2016, is the oldest product in WhistlePig’s portfolio. The Vermont distillery ages the juice in Vermont oak, giving the spirit a complex mixture of butterscotch, tobacco, and leather notes. WhistlePig has an array of rye whiskies in its lineup as leadership believes rye “has the potential to be the best whiskey in the world.”Redwood Empire American WhiskeyGraton Distilling Co. makes this unique blend of 60 percent rye whiskey and 40 percent bourbon in Northern California. To further add to the product’s complexity, some of the distillery’s rye is aged in port and wine barrels, fitting for the Sonoma County location.Kentucky Peerless Straight RyeKentucky Peerless lived from 1889 to 1917, then was reborn in 2015 by the old owner’s great-grandson, Corky Taylor. The distillery released this spirit in 2017 after nearly two years of aging. Peerless touts a balanced maple, brown sugar, and citrus sweetness with no burn — great for sipping.Tattersall Rye WhiskeyMinnesota-based Tattersall released its 100-percent Minnesota rye whiskey earlier this year. The spirit, which is aged for two years, has been the focus of the distillery since it was founded in 2015 with a focus on carefully made aged products. Tattersall is available in 17 states currently, and hopes to expand in 2019.Old Overholt Bottled-in Bond RyeOne of the nation’s legendary ryes, Old Overholt has been an inexpensive option in the category since the 1800s. This year, the distillery’s parent company, Beam Suntory, released a bottled-in-bond variety, the first in more than 50 years. The new product meets federal requirements of bottled-in-bond, meaning its aged four years and bottled at 100-proof from a single distillation year. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Woodford Reserve Adds a Wheat Whiskey to the Distillery’s Core Range