Man Utd boss Mourinho pleased to involve Garner, Greenwoodby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho was happy to involve Joe Garner and Mason Greenwood in last week’s Champions League defeat at Valencia.The two teens were involved in the traveling party.Mourinho said, “I think it’s always a nice experience for them even if they don’t play, to be involved, to feel a new habitat and, I think, to even feel the pressure of being on the bench and thinking ‘maybe I have to play’. “To feel that extra adrenalin and responsibility, I think it’s always a good experience for them. But they had pre-season with us, they trained with us many, many times. Last week they were training with us almost every day, so it’s not really something new for the boys.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho: Our best hope is fourthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says a top four finish is the best they can hope for this season.United are reeling after their 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.Mourinho said afterwards, “We can still finish fourth. “It’s not easy, but for sure we are going to finish in the top six like all the other historically top teams but the best we can get is the fourth position. Right now we need to look to fifth and probably later we can look to the fourth.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville names Pochettino as ‘ideal’ Mourinho replacementby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville wants Mauricio Pochettino to takeover at Old Trafford.Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager on Tuesday after the club’s worst start to the season in 28 years.And Neville thinks United should target Tottenham’s manager.Neville told Sky Sports: “I’ve been fortunate to spend time at Tottenham’s training ground, and for me he [Pochettino] feels like the ideal candidate. “Man United have tried managers who have won European cups, they’ve tried managers who have won multiple leagues. “My view is they need someone who meets the three key principles of the football club, and that is promotion of youth, entertaining football, and to win football matches.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez facing more transfer frustration over Ashley decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez transfer plans are again in limbo ahead of the January market.The Daily Star says Ashley has flown out on holiday having accepted he has little chance of selling Newcastle in the immediate future.Benitez, whose side entertain rock bottom Fulham this weekend, wants to do his transfer business as early as possible next month.His point of contact is managing director Lee Charnley, with whom he speaks on a regular basis.But the fact Ashley, who must sanction any deals, is not in the country will concern him.
Tottenham ace Alli: Why Chelsea striker Morata a nice guyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham ace Dele Alli admits Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata shocked him last year.He was surprised he was approached by the Spaniard after the Blues beat Spurs 2-1 at Wembley in August 2017.Morata had only just joined the Blues and clearly wanted a keepsake from the win.Dele told BT Sport: “I always get surprised by a player who you think is a very good player and then after the game they came up to you and ask can I have your shirt.”It is always a bit of shock. I think that can change your perspective of that person – it shows you how humble they are.”I think the biggest one that surprised me was Alvaro Morata from Chelsea because of the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.”I think he even posted it on his Instagram after so it just shows what a nice guy he is.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth manager Howe defends team selection for Burton Albionby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has defended his team selection for Wednesday’s shock loss to Burton Albion that ended their Carabao Cup run.The League One side collected a 2-0 victory in a match which saw the stadium floodlights turn off three times.Howe made 10 changes from Friday’s win over Southampton, but believes the Cherries should’ve still got the victory.He said: “I see it as an opportunity missed every game you don’t fulfil your potential and play the way you want to.”It’s desperately disappointing, we are kicking ourselves – we know we are a lot better than that. it didn’t really show in the match.”I think we lacked everything. We lacked quality on the ball, we lacked intensity off the ball, we lacked our usual swagger. Certainly, we will have a lot of reflection.”I need to go away, watch the game and pick the bones out of it.”
Arsenal buoyed as release clause halves for RB Leipzig defender Upamecanoby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are hoping to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.The centre-back is their main defensive target for the next two transfer windows.German reports suggest that his club want a fee close to what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.But according toL’Equipe, he will have a buyout clause in his contract of £53 million that becomes active next summer.It would allow the Gunners to get him for a similar fee they are believed to have offered Leipzig in the past summer window.Upamecano has been recovering from a knee injury this season, which has limited his game time. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp hails matchwinner Milner: Incredibly importantby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed matchwinner James Milner after victory over Leicester City.Milner’s 94th-minute penalty settled Saturday’s match and ensures the Reds go into the international break having won all eight of their top-flight fixtures so far in 2019-20.Milner had earlier registered a fine assist as Sadio Mane’s 50th top-flight goal for the club put the home team ahead, but James Maddison’s 80th-minute leveller appeared to have claimed a point for Brendan Rodgers’ visitors.However, Marc Albrighton’s foul on Mane in the area gave Milner the chance to win the game from the spot in the 94th minute – and the No.7 did just that, sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with an ice-cool penalty.Klopp said, “I’m really not sure if I’ve said all the positive things about James Milner, no problem to do it again. Not only today, in general, how incredibly important he is. Today it was a super game but not even Millie can play 12 games in a row or whatever, it’s just too demanding and all that stuff. But yeah, very good performance, the pass for the first [goal] is just smart. “Unfortunately you need to have a few games in your legs probably to know about the situation, but we had a lot of these situations. We played a few smart passes for the boys. We obviously changed formation a little bit, we brought Mo in the centre, Sadio and Bobby more in the position 10 [against] the opponent who could train a full week to prepare for us – [that’s] what we cannot do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Oxlade-Chamberlain: It’s on me to give Liverpool something differentby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to make a big impression at Liverpool this season.The Liverpool man missed out on last year’s title race and wants to play a key part in this campaign to make up for it.The 26-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s on me to try to bring a little something: run with the ball, link the play and fit in with the rhythm of the boys up front to help them. What they achieved last year was extraordinary.“To miss out [on the title] in the way we did was heartbreaking, so as a team we need to do better. With teams like Man City, and how relentless they are, we know we have to do more.“For me as an individual, my goals are to get back in and around the team and to help push this team forward a little bit more. If we can do that, I can start thinking about what I need to add to my game. For now, the next step is to help the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Sven Mislintat has offered an alarming assessment of Arsenal’s recruitment strategy, with the transfer specialist revealing that broken promises and a change in direction led him away from the club.The German was appointed by the Gunners in November 2017.He left that role in February 2018 after helping to oversee deals for the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno. 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? Mislintat claims that he had been promised a role as technical director by Arsenal chiefs prior to his departure, with Edu having since been brought back to north London in that post.Having been denied an opportunity he craved, a man famed for his ability to get shrewd deals over the line claims that the Gunners have moved away from operating independently and have instead placed greater trust in player agents.He told Freunde 11: “Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal.”It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis.”But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates. On top of that, we had different approaches.”Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis. Arsenal actually owns their own data company.”That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question.”However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks.”Arsenal have endured a quiet summer transfer window in 2019 so far.A deal has been wrapped up for promising youngster Gabriel Martinelli, but he has been the only arrival as things stand.Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney has been identified as a top target, but the Gunners are yet to table an offer which is deemed acceptable by the Scottish champions.They are understood to be closing in on an agreement for St Etienne defender William Saliba, with interest from arch-rivals Tottenham fended off in that chase.Competition from Spurs is also hampering their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, with Unai Emery hoping that positive news on the recruitment front will soon be delivered at the Emirates Stadium.
Juventus have included Gonzalo Higuain in their pre-season tour squad despite reports Roma have agreed on a deal to sign the striker on loan.Higuain is back at Juve after leaving Chelsea, for whom he scored five Premier League goals during the second half of last season, opted not to extend his loan or trigger a purchase option.The 31-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge on a temporary six-month deal in January, after spending the first half of the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Milan. 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? The Argentine has been linked with a permanent move this summer with his opportunities at Juve seemingly limited as they boast Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala among their forward options.However, Higuain thrived under new Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri when they previously worked together at Napoli and he may yet get a chance to stake his claim in pre-season.Juventus Summer Tour 2019 Powered by @Jeep, the squad list#MeetTheWonder #LiveAhead pic.twitter.com/69h01wjQx5— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 19, 2019The Bianconeri are set to face Tottenham, Inter and Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup as Sarri’s side warm-up for the 2019-20 campaign.Reports in Italy claim Roma have agreed on a loan deal for Higuain with Juventus but that the striker is yet to accept the move.The Giallorossi are said to want to secure Higuain as a replacement for Edin Dzeko, who is reportedly a target for Inter.Speaking last month, however, Higuain’s brother and agent Nicola said the striker will not play for another Serie A club this term.”Higuain in Italy will play only for Juventus,” Nicola Higuain tweeted. “Two years of [his] contract remain and will be respected.”Juve’s tour squad, announced by the club on Friday, includes new signings Matthijs de Ligt, Adrien Rabiot and Gianluigi Buffon, but fellow arrival Aaron Ramsey is not on the list and veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is also absent.Mattia Perin is missing after his move to Benfica was postponed on Thursday when a medical found the goalkeeper’s shoulder injury will keep him out of action for a further four months.
Caio’s 93rd-minute winner lifted Benfica to a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.Penalties were on the horizon amid a deadlock after Haris Seferovic’s ninth-minute opener was cancelled out by Dusan Vlahovic prior to half-time in Harrison, New Jersey.But substitute Caio ensured spot-kicks were not required courtesy of a thunderous half-volley with the last kick of the match at Red Bull Arena. 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? Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa was named on the bench again for Vincenzo Montella’s men amid ongoing links with Serie A champions Juventus.#ACFFSLB | Final whistle! #ICC2019 #ChampionsMeetHere #WeAreBenfica pic.twitter.com/30OTdWRMc6— SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) July 25, 2019And Fiorentina started slowly as Seferovic put Benfica ahead in the ninth minute after some fine work from new signing Raul de Tomas.Signed from Real Madrid following Joao Felix’s big-money move to Atletico Madrid, De Tomas created some space on the edge of the area and slid in a ball to Seferovic, who stepped in front of his opponent and poked home past Pietro Terracciano.De Tomas almost made it 2-0 in the 24th minute but the Spanish forward’s volley forced Fiorentina goalkeeper Terracciano into a great finger-tip save.Benfica looked the more likely to score, however, Fiorentina managed to equalise five minutes later thanks to Vlahovic.After impressing against Guadalajara, the 19-year-old drifted onto his left foot and fired a low shot into the bottom corner of the net from the top of the penalty box.#FiorentinaBenfica 1-1#GoalSequence#Vlahovic pic.twitter.com/KqiSOzFgto— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) July 25, 2019An unbelievable chance went begging for Fiorentina – who introduced Chiesa at half-time – when Vlahovic hit the post and Marco Benassi somehow skied the ball over the crossbar with an empty net at his mercy in the 49th minute.Benfica went close to restoring their lead nine minutes into the second half, but Rafa Silva’s curling effort was just inches wide of the post.The Portuguese champions did get their second goal as they won it at the death thanks to Caio, who found himself unmarked at the back post and fired a ferocious shot into the roof of the net. read more
CD Tacon, who will play under Real Madrid’s name next season, have completed the signing of Aurelie Kaci from Atletico Madrid.Kaci left the Spanish champions at the end of June, having just picked up her second league title in as many years with the club, making 50 appearances during a two-season stay.The 29-year-old becomes Tacon’s third ‘Galactica’ signing ahead of their rebrand to Real Madrid in 2020, with Los Blancos not having time on their side to get the formalities sorted before the new Primera Division season kicks off on September 8. 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? Kaci brings plenty of quality to a team looking to live up to their new name. The six-time France international joined powerhouse Lyon as a youngster and came through the ranks to enjoy six seasons at senior level with the club, winning 10 trophies before leaving for PSG in 2012.The midfielder, who can also play in defence, spent three seasons in the French capital before returning to Lyon, where she would enjoy back-to-back treble winning campaigns before moving to Spain with Atletico.Her winning mentality helped the Spaniards claim two successive league titles as well as reach back-to-back Copa de la Reina finals, in which they were defeated by Barcelona and Real Sociedad respectively.Kaci’s departure from Atletico was announced last month, with the Frenchwoman one of six players to leave upon the expiry of their contracts at the club – Viola Calligaris, Maria Isabel, Jennifer Hermoso, Andrea Falcon and Esther Gonzalez the other five.”At Atletico de Madrid Femenino we want to thank you for your dedication and effort during your stay in our team and wish you good luck in your sports career,” the club wrote on their official website.On the departure herself, Kaci took to Twitter to write: “After two past seasons and two championship titles, it is time for me to discover a new challenge. Thank you to all at Atletico.”She now joins Sweden international Kosovare Asllani and Brazil’s Thaisa as Tacon’s first three summer signings as they look to add star quality to their name to match the status of the club they will merge into.Another of Sweden’s Women’s World Cup stars from this summer, Sofia Jakobsson is expected to join the trio in the coming days, with her move from Montpellier reportedly imminent.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a second quarter touchdown pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is viewed as a potential No. 1 overall pick in a future NFL Draft. The former five-star recruit dazzled in his first season of college football, leading the Tigers to the national championship.Lawrence has at least two seasons of college football remaining, as he can’t declare for the NFL Draft until after his junior season.With Lawrence having to play for Clemson for at least two more years, some have discussed the possibility of the quarterback sitting out a season to preserve his health and NFL Draft stock.But don’t worry, Clemson fans, that’s not going to happen.Lawrence addressed the possibility on Monday. He shot it down.“Nah, no,” Lawrence told reporters on Monday night. “Everyone’s talking about that, but I don’t really care about that. It’s definitely not coming from me, all that stuff, so just kind of ignore it and keep working.”Lawrence has been linked to potential minor leagues, too, with Tom Brady’s agent attempting to start one. The Clemson quarterback wouldn’t be interested in that, either.“I think it’s just a different experience being able to go to school with guys your age, to be able to go through this experience of being in college,” Lawrence added. “And it’s a grind balancing school and football and all of that stuff but getting to meet new people and make friends outside of football, I think it’s really important to do.”Lawrence should be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft if he stays healthy, barring any surprises.
World Cup 2019: Genuine all-rounders need of the hour, says Mohinder AmarnathStressing that an all-rounder need not necessarily be the fourth or the fifth bowling option but can be a third seamer and a top-order batsman, India’s 1983 World Cup hero Mohinder Amarnath highlighted the need for genuine all-rounders in the side. advertisement Reuters MumbaiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 12:39 IST Hardik Pandya is likely to be India’s 1st choice all-rounder at the 2019 World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia have quite a few all-rounders in their World Cup-bound squadMohinder Amarnath said a genuine all-rounder balances the team wellIndia begin World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5Genuine all-rounders can help with the balance of a team at the World Cup but they should be good enough to play leading roles with both bat and ball, the hero of India’s 1983 triumph Mohinder Amarnath told Reuters.Amarnath was one of the architects of India’s maiden 50-over World Cup triumph in 1983, winning player-of-the-match awards both in the semi-final and final to deny Clive Lloyd’s West Indies a title hat-trick.”If you have two-three quality all-rounders, that balances the team very well,” Amarnath, now 68, said in an interview.”It gives you a choice of how you want to go about with the rest of the team.”Amarnath started off as a medium-pace bowler before developing into a reliable batsman highly regarded for his gutsy batting against quality fast bowlers.He believes all-rounders need to work on their games to ensure they do not just end up being bits-and-pieces players.”The white ball won’t seam around or do much and we don’t see many green wickets in England anymore,” he said before being named the winner of Ceat Cricket Rating’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”Probably the weather will also have a role to play.”But all said and done, you need the right balance, a quality all-rounder need not necessarily be the fourth bowler or the fifth but he can be the third bowler, a regular bowler.”He should be a top-order batsman, that balances the team very well.”Amarnath, who played 69 Test matches and 85 one-day internationals for India, said the sport had changed drastically from his era and rued the current imbalance between bat and ball in limited-overs cricket.advertisementWith current rules allowing a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle between overs 10 to 40, captains find it difficult to stack their teams with frontline batsmen and rely on part-timers to pitch in with the bowling.Amarnath implored all-rounders to grab their chance of making an impact by finding a batting spot high up the order and bowling their entire quota of overs.”Somebody coming in at seven, eight and nine, it probably becomes too late to make a difference,” he said.”So there I would think you need someone who can bat from number one to six and bowl the 10 overs.”Not everyday is going to be Sunday for you, you are going to have ups and downs.”You should concentrate, understand the conditions and play to your limitations and make lesser mistakes. The mistakes come when you want to achieve too much, when you try too hard.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Teams will be wary of India’s bowling attack, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Dale Steyn: Want to finish career with a World Cup medalAlso 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 Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Mohinder AmarnathFollow India national cricket team
India Today Web Desk LondonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 09:24 IST Pakistan fans cheer on their team during their Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and South Africa. (AP Photo)Pakistan returned to winning ways in World Cup 2019 after securing a morale-boosting 49-run win over South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 played a major role in the win as Pakistan posted a formidable 308 at a loss of 7 wickets after they opted to bat first at Lord’s.Pakistan then restricted South Africa at 259/9 to win the match by 49 runs, thanks to leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz who picked up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir contributed with 2 wickets.This win kept Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup hopes alives as they next face New Zealand in another must-win match on June 26.South Africa, with three points from their opening seven matches, were knocked out after being condemned to 5th defeat in World Cup 2019.Pakistan will face New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their remaining matches while the Proteas have Sri Lanka and Australia remaining in their roster before they return home after a disappointing campaign.Pakistan lie 7th on the ICC World Cup points table with 5 points from 6 games.An idolatrous swarm of green-jerseyed fans had just burst into a paroxysm of happiness after Pakistan’s dominating performance against South Africa.After the defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistani fans were crestfallen and had very little to cheer about. Yesterday, Pakistan cricket team gave them their share of happiness and jubilation.Pakistani Twitterati also took to the micro-blogging website to share their emotions regarding the win which lead to a meme fest. Some were even seen apologizing to the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, as the latter was the prime target on social media after the loss against India.advertisementPakistan making fans happy on and off the pitch #WeHaveWeWill | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jqb1gASXBTCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019What a comeback for Pakistan after their defeat to India #CWC19 | #WeHaveWeWill | #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/LnpNwakvksCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019Congratulations team Pakistan !!Today team played with unity #PAKvSA #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/fiUhtlH88UTalha Tahir (@talhatahir96) June 23, 2019This picture was some nice gesture by Pakistanis sarfaraz deserved tht apology for whatever he has gone through #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/PdjDUoNjXS(@priya_gaddam) June 23, 2019The Champion Amir is back where he belongs, ON TOPALHAMDULILLAH #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/CK34p2RDKySaad (@iSaadAwais22) June 23, 2019High in the Air #PakvSA pic.twitter.com/h6kREdw6wXIhtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 23, 2019Also Read | Hopefully we can just shut some people up for a while: Mickey Arthur after Pakistan’s win over South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail batted like Jos Buttler in last 15 overs, says Sarfaraz AhmedAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Twitter Next World Cup 2019: Jubilant fans rejoice Pakistan’s dominating win over South AfricaPakistan vs South Africa: After Pakistan registered a morale-boosting 49-run win over South Africa in their World Cup 2019 encounter on Sunday, pictures of Pakistani fans rejoicing are doing rounds on social media.advertisement
Next Aditya K Halder New DelhiSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 16:48 IST AP PhotoArjuna award winner Swapna Barman has been denied the piece of land that was reportedly promised by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a show on a news channel last year, following her Asian Games gold medal.The 22-year-old athlete has been asking the government to provide her with a permanent residence close to the Sports Authority of India complex in Kolkata since September 2018. However, close to a year has been passed since then and the government officials are yet to keep their promise.The state government did provide her a makeshift solution by giving her a small rented apartment close to the training base.Mail Today has learnt that the athlete has been making repeated request to the urban development ministry to provide her with the promised land but her pleas fell on deaf ears; leaving Swapna, who refused to comment on the matter, frustrated and unhappy with the situation.When the paper contacted OSD to minister of urban development and municipal affairs, Aftab Ahmed, to ask why the athlete was denied the land promised, the officer said their proposal for the land was rejected by the state’s finance ministry (led by Amit Mitra) and there is nothing the urban development ministry could do.”There’s nothing our ministry can do to help Swapna Barman as our proposal to grant her a piece of land was rejected by the finance ministry and is out of our reach now,” said Ahmed, before denying any further questions on the issue.It is also worth mentioning that this is probably the first time that a West Bengal athlete is going through such an ordeal as former heptathlete from the state Soma Biswas, who won silver in 2002 Asiad, was provided with a piece of land by the preceding government. Apart from that, archer Dola Banerjee (2010 CWG gold medallist), paddlers Mouma Das and Polomi Ghatak, and swimmer Bula Chaudhary (all Arjuna awardees) were also gifted lands during the earlier regime.advertisementGet 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 Swapna Barman Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman denied land promised by West Bengal governmentSwapna Barman has been asking the government to provide her with a permanent residence close to the Sports Authority of India complex in Kolkata since September 2018.advertisement
Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 15:43 IST Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba with Sunny Deol at a promotional event in Mumbai. (Photo: Milind Shelte/India Today)The trailer of Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which marks the Bollywood debut of Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol opposite Sahher Bambba, was all set to be launched with great fanfare at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai today. However, the heavy rain played spoilsport and forced Sunny to push the event to tomorrow (September 5).Sunny, who is directing his son’s maiden venture, announced the news in a video shared on his Instagram account. In the clip, he said that due to the heavy rain in Mumbai, there was a lot of traffic and mediapersons were unable to reach the venue to cover the event. To avoid hassle, he decided to postpone the launch to tomorrow afternoon.”I do not want any of you to go through any inconvenience due to rains in Mumbai today. Hence, we have decided to postpone the trailer launch. We will launch trailer tomorrow. Will keep you posted,” he wrote.Karan and Sahher also released a video announcing the delay in the Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas trailer launch. They began their message by singing Badal Yun Garajta Hai from Sunny’s debut film Betaab.”Guys, as you can see, aaj Mumbai mein bohot baarish ho rahi hai. Because of this torrential weather, our media friends were not able to reach for the trailer launch. Toh kal, baarish ho ya toofan, 12.30 baje trailer launch hoga,” Karan and Sahher say in the video, while Sunny chimes in, “Zaroor hoga.”advertisementPal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which borrows its title from Karan’s grandfather Dharmendra’s famous song of the same name from the 1973 film Blackmail, promises to take the audience on an “adventure of love”.Karan and Sahher received the blessings of Dharmendra for their first film. “They both have done their best within the limits of their characters in PPDKP. BLESS the newcomers,” the veteran actor wrote in an Instagram post.Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas will hit the theatres on September 20.ALSO SEE | Karan Deol rapping at best friend’s wedding is breaking the internet. Watch viral videoALSO SEE | Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol takes the Metro, video goes viral. Internet loves his humilityALSO WATCH | I don’t understand politics, I will not join it: Sunny DeolGet 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 Karan DeolFollow Pal Pal Dil Ke PaasFollow Sunny Deol Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas trailer launch postponed due to Mumbai rain. Sunny Deol and Karan share videosThe trailer launch of Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas has been delayed because of heavy rain in Mumbai. Sunny Deol and Karan Deol took to Instagram to announce the new release date of the trailer.advertisement
Next Reuters TorontoSeptember 13, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 11:56 IST Naomi Osaka has now sacked 2 coaches in 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka has now sacked 2 coaches in 2019Jermaine Jenkins had also coached Venus Williams before joining hands with OsakaJenkins’ exit follows Osaka’s 4th-round exit at the US Open 2019Twice Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has sacked her second coach in seven months, splitting with Jermaine Jenkins in the wake of her disappointing U.S. Open title defence.Jenkins, a long-time hitting partner of Venus Williams, replaced Sascha Bajin in February, weeks after Osaka’s Australian Open triumph.”I’m super grateful for the time we spent together and the things I learned on and off the court but I feel like now is an appropriate time for a change,” the Japanese 21-year-old wrote on Twitter.”Appreciate you, forever warmed by you … Thank you for everything, it was a blast.”Thank you pic.twitter.com/lezK48041HNaomiOsaka (@Naomi_Osaka_) September 12, 2019Top seed at Flushing Meadows, former world number one Osaka struggled with a knee problem before being upset by 13th seed Belinda Bencic in straight sets in the fourth round.It continued a difficult season for the power hitter since her second Grand Slam title at Melbourne Park, with early exits at the French Open and Wimbledon.The Australian Open win made her Asia’s first world number one and the first player of any nation to claim the first two Grand Slam titles back-to-back since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.However, the top-ranking and the attention that goes with it proved a heavy burden, she admitted, after a tearful first-round exit from the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships in February.Australian Ash Barty later took the number one spot in the leadup to Wimbledon where Osaka crashed out of the first round, saying the fun had gone out of her game.advertisementAs Barty faltered during the North American hardcourt season, Osaka reclaimed the top ranking in the leadup to the U.S. Open despite tepid form in Cincinnati and Toronto.Her early exit from New York has seen her ranking slide to four behind world number one Barty, Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.Also Read | 7 years after retirement, Kim Clijsters plans comeback in 2020Also Read | It hasn’t really sunk in: Bianca Andreescu on her US Open triumphFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Naomi OsakaFollow US OpenFollow Ash Barty Naomi Osaka parts ways with coach Jermaine Jenkins following US Open exitJermaine Jenkins, who was appointed by Naomi Osaka in February 2019, has been let go by the double Grand Slam champion following the recent unsuccessful defence of her US Open 2018 crown.advertisement
Editors’ Recommendations The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club An addiction led Jack Kuo to create his own food company in Portland, Oregon. He simply couldn’t stop eating cheese puffs, but with a background in food science he knew his snack food of choice was packed with a ton of unhealthy ingredients. They don’t call it “junk” food for nothing.“I knew I could do better,” said Kuo. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I bake my own cheese puffs with actual ingredients?’”The result—Kuo created Fuller Foods and today markets several varieties of non-GMO Serious Cheesy Puffs without the use of artificial or “natural” flavors, coloring agents, processed starches or growth hormones. The puffs are handmade in small batches. The current flavors include Maple Bacon (crafted with REAL bacon), Sriracha, Blue Cheese Jalapeno and India Pale Ale.While his personal favorite is the Blue Cheese Jalapeno, he says he’s very proud of the sriracha variety. “I played around with it, “he said. “It didn’t take me that long. I found the right chili pepper, and yeah, I’d say it’s quite an accomplishment.”When he passes out taste test samples he encourages people, once they’ve tried all the varieties separately, to eat a sriracha puff at the same time with a blue cheese jalapeno puff. This creates a spicy buffalo wing flavor.“We’re sort of the skittles of the cheese puff world,” he said. “You know when you eat different flavors of skittles together. Same thing with Jelly Belly jelly beans.”He says making cheese puffs isn’t a product, like jams or pickles or hot sauces, that often originates in someone’s kitchen and then they expand to a company. Cheese puffs require special dedicated equipment, which is why most puffs are made by big companies who have the right tools to church out hundreds of pounds per hour.“Cheese puffs are extruded. It’s a mechanical process,” said Kuo. “We have a super small extruder and oven. I bake a batch at a time, and we have a tumbler—a food grade cement mixer we use to season the puffs. It’s all labor intensive. We have a four person team make the puffs twice a week.”Tasting is believing.Outside of the Portland area, customers can order online at Scoutmob.com. A three pack assortment retails for $15. The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows