About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Athletic Bilbao president Elizegi: Basque Country v Spainby Carlos Volcano2018-12-30 10:31:24.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAthletic Bilbao president Aitor Elizegi says they’ll be active in January.Looking ahead to January and the transfer window, Elizegi hinted there could be some deals to arrive.”We’re speaking to the players we are looking at,” he said.”We have to get closer to them to know how they feel and, as always, show respect to the teams they play for.”Athletic have a policy that only sees them use Basque players, which has often earned them a lot of praise around the world.”I would like to see the Basque Country represented in the European Championship,” Elizegi said to El Larguero.”I don’t care if people get upset or angry.”Basque Country v Spain is also something I would like to see, it would be a beautiful match.”
Man City raiding Espanyol’s academy for Oscar Tarensiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are raiding Espanyol’s academy for Oscar Tarensi.Sport says the deal is at an advanced stage and is set to be completed in January. Oscar turns 16 on Jan. 10, which is when he will be able to sign for any other European side. City, who have a big presence in Spain, have been following him for a while. He will join a growing number of Spanish youngsters at the English club, including ex-Barcelona players Eric Garcia and Adria Bernabe. It’s a blow for Espanyol. Oscar has always been one of the most highly-rated players at the club. For that reason, he has always played an age group up and is currently a regular in the Juvenil B team. He’s also a Spain youth international. Always playing on the left, he’s equally as good as a full-back, a midfielder and a winger. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@PickSixPreviews Twitter/@PickSixPreviewsSince the moment he announced his abrupt retirement, college football fans have said that Steve Spurrier would make a perfect analyst. That may become a reality this fall. The sharp-witted former Florida and South Carolina head coach told The State that he is in talks with the SEC Network about potentially joining the network this fall.Steve Spurrier expects to meet with SEC Network officials in the next month, and could be on your television this fall.“We have tentatively discussed getting together to talk,” Spurrier told The State on Monday, “but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet, but hope to do something constructive and productive. I have seen people who don’t do anything, and that doesn’t work. Hopefully, I will get involved in something here in about a month or so.”Spurrier joined ESPN’s College GameDay this fall after he stepped down from the Gamecocks job, lending his analysis ahead of the Michigan-Michigan State game in Ann Arbor. Spurrier signed with an agent from CAA in the fall, so it definitely seems like this is a direction he’s actively pursuing.[The State]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations begins in Egypt on Friday, June 21, with the host nation hoping to make up for the disappointment of their early exit from the World Cup last summer.Led by Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah, who travelled to Russia but was evidently not fit to participate, the Pharaohs are chasing their eighth title but face stern competition from the likes of Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, who are the defending champions from the 2017 edition in Gabon. They face Zimbabwe in the tournament curtain raiser this weekend.The competition, which has traditionally been played in January and February but has been moved to the European off-season to accommodate the schedules of the majority of its players, was initially due to start six days earlier, however, due to the close proximity of the end of Ramadan, which finished on June 3, a decision was taken to move the tournament back. 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 the final of the competition will now be played in Cairo on July 19, eating significantly into the pre-season plans of many of Europe’s top clubs, where a majority of the key stars play their football.Nevertheless, this promises to be a unique showcase for the African game, which can claim the spotlight without too many other distractions. Kick-off times will be earlier in the day than those of the Copa America and Gold Cup, while the Women’s World Cup in France is nearing its concluding stages.As such, there is bound to be significant interest in the competition, which will be available to view in the UK.Every match will be broadcast live of Eurosport 2 throughout the competition, meaning that Sky subscribers can access the channel by switching to 411, Virgin Media customers can find it by going to 522 (HD) or 524 (SD) (426 and 425 respectively in Ireland), and BT TV users can find it on 436 (HD) or 413 (SD).The matches will be available to stream via Sky Go or Virgin TV Anywhere.Eurosport’s on-demand web app is a further option. Although this requires a separate subscription, it does offer a plethora of other sports to users, with extensive tennis coverage notably.
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio lamented his bad luck but has vowed to bounce back after suffering a serious knee injury.The 22-year-old is likely to miss between six to nine months of action after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in Madrid’s friendly with Arsenal earlier this week.Asensio scored an equaliser for his side in the International Champions Cup clash – which Madrid won on penalties following a 2-2 draw – and was expected to play a key part for Zinedine Zidane’s men this coming campaig. 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? Instead, he is starting a long road to recovery.Speaking for the first time since Madrid confirmed the extent of his injury, Asensio posted a message to supporters on his social media platforms.”I began this season with renewed hopes, looking after even the last tiny detail of my preparation so that this would be a great season for all the Madrid fans and for myself,” he said.”At the highest points in life, you can have an unexpected stroke of bad luck and suddenly everything changes. It is hard to accept everything these days, but I begin another personal challenge in my life. I still trust that this will be a great season. “Your messages of support and loving gestures give me even more strength to face this challenge. Heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support. See you soon.”Your messages of support and loving gestures give me even more strength to face this challenge.Heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support.See you soon. pic.twitter.com/890yEGbJfK — Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) July 25, 2019 Zidane also faces being without Ferland Mendy for the start of the new campaign as the €48million signing from Lyon injured his leg in the draw with Arsenal.Mendy’s injury will continue to be monitored but he could miss around four weeks, according to reports in Spain.The club also are dealing with transfer drama surrounding Gareth Bale, with it yet to be seen how the injuries will impact the club’s dealings in the market moving forward. Madrid begin their La Liga campaign with a trip to Celta Vigo on August 17 and face Atletico Madrid in the final match of their US tour on Friday.
KNOXVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 10: Terry Wilson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats is tackled by Darrell Taylor #19 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half of the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)We’ve got a scary situation in the third quarter of Saturday’s contest between Tennessee and Kentucky. An official appears to have collapsed on the field.According to reporters who witnessed the fall, the official collapsed seemingly on his own after standing still. After being tended to by trainers from both staffs, he was helped off the field.There’s no official word on exactly what happened, but hopefully he’s alright.The game was temporarily halted early in the third quarter. Play has since resumed.Official just collapsed on the field. Medical staff is out with him now. pic.twitter.com/9tDOffytho— Jonathan Dunn (@jdunnlex18) November 10, 2018Game official has collapsed on the field both teams medical staff is tending to him at this time.— Chuck Williams (@WJBESports) November 10, 2018The game is being halted because an official collapsed out on the field with 12:03 on the clock in the 3rd qt. He is now being helped off the field.— WJHL Sports (@WJHL_Kenny) November 10, 2018Tennessee is in the midst of a huge upset win over Kentucky. The Vols lead the contest 17-0 midway through the third quarter.Kentucky, with a 7-2 record, is the No. 11 ranked team in the country. The Wildcats lost a big game to Georgia last Saturday. Tennessee, at 4-5, is fighting for bowl eligibility.We’ll keep you updated on the referee’s condition.
Here is the list of every player expected to be visiting the Michigan football program this weekend, via Maize N Brew (prospects are Class of 2020 unless otherwise noted):RB Blake Corum – Four-Star – Laurel, MD – Official VisitRB D.J. Jones – Three-Star – Fayetteville, NC – Official VisitWR A.J. Henning – Four-Star – Frankfort, IL – Official VisitWR Latrell Neville (2021) – Four-Star – Missouri City, TX – Unofficial VisitWR Brenden Rice – Three-Star – Chandler, AZ – Official VisitWR Jay Brunelle – Three-Star – Paxton, MA – Official VisitATH William Mohan – Three-Star – Brooklyn, NY – Official VisitATH Eamonn Dennis – Three-Star – Worcester, MA – Official VisitATH Liam Clifford (2021) – Three-Star – Cincinnati, OH – Unofficial VisitTE Theo Johnson – Four-Star – Windsor, ON – Unofficial VisitOT Andrew Gentry – Four-Star – Littleton, CO – Official VisitOT Jeffrey Persi – Three-Star – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Official VisitOG Andrew Raym – Four-Star – Broken Arrow, OK – Official VisitOC Raheem Anderson (2021) – Four-Star – Detroit, MI – Unofficial VisitOC Davion Weatherspoon (2021) – Three-Star – Detroit, MI – Unofficial VisitDE Kris Jenkins – Three-Star – Olney, MD – Official VisitOLB Mitchell Melton – Three-Star – Olney, MD – Official VisitS Jordan Morant – Four-Star – Oradell, NJ – Official VisitS Bryce Steele (2021) – Unranked – Alexandria, VA – Unofficial Visit✈️ Michigan Official 〽️— Andrew Raym7️⃣2️⃣ (@andrew_raymBAHS) June 21, 2019University of Michigan this weekend!〽️#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/lyb0lXIo98— AJ H3nning (@AJHenning3) June 20, 2019With so many high-caliber players giving Ann Arbor a look, one would think that the Wolverines will add at least a few more commitments before the end of the month.Stay tuned. ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Fans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Michigan’s 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes are coming together nicely, but this coming weekend will represent a big push by the school to get more commitments.According to Maize N Brew, the Wolverines are slated to host nearly twenty recruits this weekend. Over a dozen of them will be in Ann Arbor for official visits.Per 247Sports, the Wolverines’ Class of 2020 has five recruits. It is ranked No. 25 in the country and No. 5 in the Big Ten.Their Class of 2021 is ranked No. 7 in the country and No. 3 in the Big Ten with two recruits so far
In fact, ESPN’s FPI has the Wolverines favored in every game of the season. The most-difficult game on Michigan’s schedule this season comes when the team travels to Happy Valley to take on Penn State.According to the FPI, Michigan has a 58.3 percent chance of defeating Penn State.The Nittany Lions posed no threat to Michigan during the 2018 college football season. The Wolverines demolished Penn State 42-17 in Ann Arbor last year.Michigan’s next-toughest game comes right after facing Penn State when Notre Dame comes to town the next weekend. It’s a tough stretch for the Wolverines. ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season sits just a few weeks away.Earlier this week, we took a major step toward the season kicking off. The preseason Coaches’ Poll came out, ranking the top 25 teams in the country and signaling football is nearly here.One team with plenty of hype coming into the new campaign is Michigan. The Wolverines enter the new season as the No. 7 team in the country – per the coaches poll.Michigan sits just two spots back of Ohio State for the top ranking in the Big Ten. By the end of the season, however, ESPN sees Michigan taking the Big Ten title.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2018UPDATED: January 12, 2019 12:27 IST Exam stressStress has a simple formula: Stress = pressure / resilience.Pressure, the numerator here, includes what’s coming from outside – targets, exams, rank etc.Resilience is my inner strength to handle that pressure.Consider the simple metal sheets used in industrial applications. Different metal sheets are subjected to the same amount of pressure, but the stress factor of every metal is different because every metal sheet’s power to face that pressure is different. Now in the formula:Stress = pressure divided by resilienceWe have conveniently ignored the denominator and focussed only on stress. It’s ignored because one is not ready to take responsibility for their inner strength. Hence, stress = pressure. If I have an exam, obviously I will get tense. So, the trick is to increase your resilience- the more resilient you are, the better you can handle the stress! It is that simple. Now, let’s explore how we can do that.1. Study on a regular basis: The first and foremost reason for exam stress is not being adequately prepared for it, which in turn, is the result of not studying on a regular basis. It is the mountain of backlog to be taken care of, in a short period which takes away the fun from the process of learning. So my advice to the students is to study on a regular basis.2. Revision, revision, revision: I had read an essay by the great intellectual and nationalist Lala Hardayal where he says that without proper revision, the studies are like rainfall on a sloping roof”. I have emphasised the value of revision in my book- ‘The Wind Beneath His Wings’ and I quote-advertisement”Instil a habit of revision in your child – different types of revision at that. At bedtime, he should try to mentally visualise what all he has studied during the day. On Sundays, he should revise all that has been covered during the week. Likewise, at month end, he should revisit the ground covered during the month.”3. Meditation and Pranayam: I strongly recommend meditation and Pranayam- they boost the capacity of the brain to work long hours without getting tired.4. Realistic schedule: Make a realistic schedule for yourself. By this, I mean, a routine that you can follow in the long run. There should be a balance in it. A realistic plan is one where you find some time for TV, some for sports or whatever you like to do.5. Taking a number of mock tests: It is not difficult to get some model papers prepared with a view to the ensuing exam. The students should take at least 4-5 mock tests before the actual exam and in conditions worse than the actual exam. For example- if the duration of the exam is 3 hours, you should try to take 15 minutes less so that you find three hours ample time when you are writing the exam.Apart from that, I strongly feel that parents can also play a big role in keeping their children stress free. First of all, have realistic expectations for your child. Today there are so many career options so one need not be good in studies only. Let your child find his/ her passion & then let him/her achieve it. Last but not the least, no exam is the end of the world. Study hard, enjoy your studies, have faith in God and you will do well.Good luck.-Authored article by Swati LahotiGet 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 Board Exams 2018Follow stressFollow Exam StressFollow pressure Next Board Exams 2018: Tips to ease your exam stressHere are a few tips to ease your exam stress.advertisement
Press Trust of India GorakhpurFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 19:23 IST India women’s hockey A team defeated France A 3-2 in their second match of the 4-test series (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMariana Kujur, Lalremsiami and Mumtaz Khan scored as India A beat France A 3-2Mickaela Lahlah and Guusje Van Bolhuis scored the two goals for FranceIndia will play their third match against France ‘A’ on Tuesday in Lucknow The India ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the second match of the series on Sunday.In the first-ever international match played at the Veer Bahadur Singh Sports College ground here, Mariana Kujur (19th minute), Lalremsiami (30th) and Mumtaz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts after Mickaela Lahlah had given France ‘A’ lead in the 14th minute.The visitors showed some resilience in the last quarter and found a second goal through Guusje Van Bolhuis (58th), but the home team held on to register the series-levelling win.After the defeat in the first match, India ‘A’ team made a solid comeback to beat the visitors, but it was not the start that the hosts would have expected as the French team took the lead in the 14th minute through Lahlah, who finished off a brilliant team move to give her side the lead.Constant pressure on the Indian defense towards the end of the first quarter resulted in the first goal but the Indians were quick to equalise in the second quarter as they utilised a penalty corner in the 19th minute through Kujur’s well-executed drag-flick.Young striker Lalremsiami then registered her name on the score-sheet as she scored a field goal at the end of the second quarter to give her team the lead.India’s continuous pressure on the French defense resulted in their third goal just four minutes into the third quarter.Playing in her home state, it was Mumtaz, who produced a calm finish to extend India’s lead to 3-1.advertisementTrailing by two goals, the visitors constantly tried to make inroads into the Indian striking circle, but could only find only one goal late in the last quarter through Guusje Van Bolhuis, who scored off a penalty corner.India ‘A’ will play their third match against France ‘A’ on Tuesday at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.Also Read | India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023For 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 byPTI Tags :Follow India AFollow France AFollow Women’s hockeyFollow Gorakhpur India A beat France A 3-2 in second women’s hockey matchMariana Kujur, Lalremsiami and Mumtaz Khan scored as India women’s hockey A team defeated France A in their second match of the 4-test seriesadvertisement Next
Ateet Sharma New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 20:40 IST Trent Boult found the Mankading incident “pretty interesting” (@DelhiCapitals Photo)On a day when Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the guardian of laws of the game, revisited its stance on R Ashwin Mankading Jos Butler in an IPL game, New Zealand speedster Trent Boult indicated that the controversy could perhaps have been avoided in the first place.Boult, currently in India playing IPL for Delhi Capitals, found the entire incident “pretty interesting” given that the entire cricketing world is still talking about it, three days after the match got over at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium.”I think the IPL tournament in itself is so exciting. Amazing cricket being played, the ball sails everywhere. The best of the best are on show in the tournament. I think we should just play in the right spirit in a way. Yeah, I do not see too much need for anyone to be doing that. One of those things, I am sure we can put it behind us,” said the 29-year-old.Delhi started their campaign in the 12th edition of the tournament on a confident note after beating Mumbai in their own den at the Wankhede Stadium. However they failed to hold up their fort ‘Qila Kotla’ against Chennai in the next game, crashing to a six-wicket defeat on Tuesday. Up next are Kolkata Knight Knight Riders, the current table toppers.”Yeah, they are a quality side and have played quality cricket at the Eden Gardens. It will be a good challenge for us to play them in the conditions that we know well. But, I think the wicket here is on the slower side so it will be a lot different than what they are used to in Kolkata. We are looking forward to the challenge,” Boult said, throwing down the gauntlet at Dinesh Karthik’s team.advertisementThe team has had enough time to recover and ponder over its loss against Chennai in the last game though.”Yeah, we are in good spirits. We know we are playing some good cricket. Obviously, we weren’t our best against CSK the other night but we have taken a lot of confidence out of our performance at the Wankhede and looking forward to the next match,” said Boult.Also Read | IPL 2019: Andre Russell needs freedom to express himself, feels Robin UthappaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019Follow Trent BoultFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow R AshwinFollow MankadingFollow Jos Buttler Trent Boult on Mankading incident: We should play in the right spiritTrent Boult weighed in on R Ashwin Mankading Jos Buttler, saying that the Indian Premier League is in itself very exciting and the players should play the game in the right spirit.advertisement
Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 17:54 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Motorola Z4 will come with an edge-to-edge display and a waterdrop style notch.The renders show a single rear camera, suggesting a 48MP camera.The Z4 will come with support for Moto Mods.Motorola may not have the most exciting starts for 2019 compared to other smartphone vendors but the Lenovo-led company has big plans for the year. The Motorola RAZR is the next big product from the company that has got the tech community excited. While that might take some while to be out officially, rumours of the successor to the Motorola’s conventional flagship smartphone lineup – the Motorola Z series, have been around for a while. A fresh set of official renders have leaked on the web, giving us a glimpse of the expected design of the Motorola Z4.Leaked by Sudhanshu Ambhore on Slashleaks, the Motorola Z4 seems to be a combination of the classic Motorola Z series design language and some modern design elements. From the front, the Motorola Z4 looks similar to the Motorola G7 Plus launched a few weeks ago. However, the bezels are narrow with an extremely slim forehead and chin. Motorola has cleverly hidden the forehead and chin with a curvy design. The forehead accommodates the earpiece while a small waterdrop notch houses the front camera.There’s no fingerprint sensor noticeable on the device which means the Motorola will go for the modern in-display fingerprint sensors. In order to accommodate the sensor, Motorola will have to rely on an AMOLED display to make it work. The rear looks pretty identical to the Motorola Z3 launched last year. The usual glass body with a big camera bump and the Moto Mods connector pins are present in their usual layouts. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.advertisementSurprisingly, instead of dual camera setup, the renders show a single camera. The Motorola Z3 and Z3 Play had dual camera setups. Even the more affordable Moto G7 series comes with dual cameras. If these renders are accurate by any means, then Motorola could offer the 48-megapixel camera and rely on computational photography to deliver better results, similar to Google’s Pixel series of smartphones.Motorola never launched the Z3 series in India and has been playing it safe with its Moto X series and Moto G series phones in India. It is not known whether Motorola will bring the Z4 to India. But if it brings, the company could position it against the likes of the upcoming OnePlus 7. The Motorola Z4 could come with this year’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset and could sport at least 6GB RAM. Motorola could be offering a 5G variant of the Z4 in the supported countries while other countries will only get the 4G variant.ALSO READ | Moto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storageALSO READ | Mysterious Motorola smartphone with 48-megapixel quad cameras, waterdrop notch leaks: Is this Moto M2?ALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play launched: Price, Specifications and everything you need to knowGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow androidFollow smartphones Motorola Z4 images leak: Edge-to-edge display with waterdrop notch, single rear camera and other featuresThe latest leaked renders of the Moto Z4 show a familiar Moto Z design with a modern edge-to-edge display. There’s only a single rear camera with a huge camera bump. The Moto Mods connector also stays.advertisement
World Cup 2019: Waqar Younis feels Pakistan capable of reproducing 1992 magicPakistan won their first and only World Cup title in 1992 under the charismatic leadership of Imran Khan. After that the best they have been able to manage is place in 1999 World Cup finale.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 20:42 IST Pakistan lost it’s first warm-up match against Afghanistan. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan stunned India to clinch ICC Champions Trophy in 2017Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to clinch ICC T20 World Cup in 2009Pakistan’s Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has also backed the team to beat IndiaFormer Pakistan captain and bowling great Waqar Younis feels Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys can pull off an upset this World Cup, much like they did in 1992 by winning the coveted trophy.”It is 27 years since Pakistan won the World Cup for the first time and this year feels like it did back then,” Waqar was quoted as saying by ICC.”No one gave us a chance and we arrived as the underdog. But the momentum came and we won the whole thing, that is the beauty of Pakistan cricket.”I was not part of the team because I was injured just before the World Cup, but I remember the team coming home. The whole country was out on the streets, the lights were on and we had a trophy parade.”It was party-mode, it was a carnival. Hopefully, that will happen again, but there is work to do,” said Waqar who coached Pakistan, besides being credited with the man who really put the reverse into swing bowling.In 262 ODIs, Waqar has taken 416 wickets while in 87 Tests, he has returned with 373 wickets to his name.”I think Pakistan arrive as underdogs and they need to start well. If they lose a couple of early games, then it will be an uphill task for them after that.”If they don’t start well then the negativity from series defeats to England and Australia could seep back in. They have been losing a few games and need to win early so settle nerves.”advertisementSince winning the Champions Trophy in 2017, Pakistan have won only two of the seven series they have played. The first of these was against a dismal Sri Lankan side and the second was against Zimbabwe. Three of the series defeats have been whitewashes.Despite that, Waqar feels if Sarfraz and Co. can get their fielding right, they have talent in their arsenal to pull it off.”The positive for Pakistan is that they have started scoring big totals. They have showed they are capable of scoring 300 plus and we saw that in their series against England.”The batsman have got used to the surfaces very quickly and have piled on the runs. They are all in good form, especially Babar Azam and Haris Sohail,” he said.Pakistan lost the series to England 0-4 but managed to put up 300+ totals on three occasions.Waqar said the top four looks sorted for Pakistan with Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq doing well.”Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have also done well so the top four looks really good. That issue has been solved.”But the biggest issue for me is the fielding. The fielders looked out of sorts in the series against England and that could shake their confidence.”I am sure that will get a bit better but if the fielders don’t take their chances and catch balls and stop the extra 15 or 20 runs then they could struggle.”Waqar said he looks forward to watching Mohammad Amir in action, adding the overall bowling is headed in the right direction although they looked all over the place against the mighty English.”The bowling is moving in a good direction, with Wahab Riaz coming back into the side and Mohammad Amir restored. I am intrigued to see how Mohammad Amir gets on.””He is a match-winner, there is no doubt about that. If he gets some rhythm back, then he could be the difference for Pakistan.”On the flip side, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain are so talented and have long futures ahead of them. I am excited to see what they can do.”Pakistan will take on West Indies in their opener on May 31.”That first game against the West Indies will be vital. It is will be worth watching that! Both are very exciting teams and very unpredictable, you never know what you are going to get.Trent Bridge is a flat pitch too so there will be runs and it will be a fun game.Despite everything having gone on in the last couple of months, the country is behind the team. They all believe these guys can win the World Cup. If we can get off to a strong start, then you never know this team has a history of producing magic,” the 47-year old said.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan team profileAlso Watch: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 Waqar YounisFollow World CupFollow Pakistan
No data available! view more view less advertisement graphs scorecard India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 00:42 IST New Zealand defeated South Africa to remain undefeated in the World Cup 2019 so far. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand defeated South Africa by 4 wickets to remain unbeaten in World Cup 2019 so farKane Williamson remained unbeaten on 106 to guide his side to a winNew Zealand have climbed back to the top of the table with 9 pointsCaptain Kane Williamson ensured New Zealand maintained their unbeaten record in the World Cup 2019 as he guided his team to a 4-wicket win over South Africa on Wednesday and take the Blackcaps back on top of the points table.Chasing a below-par score of 242 for victory, New Zealand collapsed from 72 for 1 to 80 for 4 but Williamson stood at the crease like a rock and his unbeaten 106 helped the Kiwis reach the target with 3 balls to spare.He was involved in a 60-run partnership with Martin Guptill for the second wicket and then he added 57 with James Neesham after a mini-collapse to steady the nerves.Neesham, who is in red-hot form with the bat himself, scored 23 off 34 balls to provide the perfect support to Williamson.After Neesham’s departure it was Colin de Grandhomme who played a few big shots to ease the pressure. de Grandhomme and Williamson’s 91-run partnership took the Kiwis to within touching distance of the target before the former departed after a quickfire 60 off 47 balls.The chase turned tense after the dismissal but Williamson ensured there no upsets in the end as he guided the team past the finish line in the final over. Williamson’s 138-ball knock was laced with 9 boundaries and a six.Trust these two teams to give us a thriller!A brilliant hundred from Kane Williamson and from Colin de Grandhomme take New Zealand to a four-wicket win! #SAvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/1nQk5Q2KTGICC (@ICC) June 19, 2019For the Proteas, Chris Morris grabbed 3 wickets while Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi took one each but that wasn’t enough for the South Africans to stage a comeback in the match even though it got close in the end thanks to some tight bowling but their efforts went in vain.advertisementEarlier, a tight bowling performance from New Zealand restricted South Africa to a modest total of 241-6 in their rain-delayed World Cup match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Asked to bat first in a game that was reduced to 49 overs a side, South Africa’s batsmen, barring Hashim Amla and Rassie van der Dussen, failed to build on their starts in the face of a disciplined bowling effort from the Kiwis.South Africa had hope while Amla was at the crease but that too faded after he was bowled for 55 by Mitchell Santner in the 28th over but Van der Dussen’s unbeaten 67 gave them a respectable total.Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets, while all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme contributed with an economical spell of 1-33 in his 10 overs.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar, Virender Sehwag silence trolls who attacked Sania MirzaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan announce ‘robust review’ of performance amid World Cup struggleAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow New Zealand vs South AfricaFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Chris Morris commentary World Cup 2019: Williamson, de Grandhomme power New Zealand to 4-wicket win vs South AfricaWorld Cup 2019: Chasing a below-par score of 242 for victory, New Zealand collapsed from 72 for 1 to 80 for 4 but Kane Williamson stood at the crease like a rock and his unbeaten 106 helped the Kiwis reach the target in with 3 balls to spare. Next
India went to World Cup 2019 without ironing out their flaws: Questions Ravi Shastri must answerRavindra Jadeja’s heroic 77 went in vain as India crashed to an 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul flopped in a run chase of 240.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 23:29 IST Ravi Shastri as coach has a lot of questions to answer after India’s defeat in WC semis. (Reuters Photo)Yuvraj Singh. Manish Pandey. Ajinkya Rahane. Suresh Raina. Ambati Rayudu. Shreyas Iyer. All these batsmen were tried and dropped as India sought to address their middle-order woes in the lead-up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup.For the last 3 years, India had dominated teams the world over. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were on fire. India’s top 3 batsmen turned into an unstoppable force.And in Jasprit Bumrah, they found a pacer who would go on to become the world’s best in ODIs. And along the way, they found two wrist-spinners who would bamboozle batsmen with their guile and variations. But one major problem kept Indian cricket on tenterhooks.The middle-order. Who would bat at No.4? Who would bat at No.5? Who would finish games for India? Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were formidable in their prime but India soon realised they were no more the players they once were.Virat Kohli believed Rahane could be a good option in England but surprisingly, he did not even get a look-in after the South Africa tour in eary 2018.Months before the World Cup, the Indian team management decided Vijay Shankar could be a great asset in the middle-order. Called in as a like-for-like replacement for Hardik Pandya who was banned for his controversial comments on Koffee with Karan, Shankar was touted as a viable middle-order batsman because he could also offer a few overs of medium pace.In List A cricket, Vijay Shankar has an average of 36.32. In the Indian domestic set-up, there are many more batsmen with much better averages. Yet, the Indian team decided to go in with Vijay Shankar who had only debuted in January, months before the World Cup.advertisementBefore the World Cup began, Vijay Shankar had played a grand total of 9 ODIs with a best of 46. He played only 3 matches in the tournament before being ruled out with a toe injury. At no point during the World Cup, did he look like he could solve India’s middle-order puzzle?Rishabh Pant, a promising batsman undoubtedly, was called in as a replacement for opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant is a wicketkeeper-batsman, is only 20 and had played only 5 matches before the World Cup. To his credit, Pant showed character with scores of 32, 48 and 32 in 3 out of 4 innings in the tournament.All these decisions were surprising but not enough questions were raised. Going into the World Cup, India did not groom their middle-order. A handful of games was never going to be enough.The middle-order conundrum was years in the making. There were players who had made an impact: Manish Pandey and Ajinkya Rahane were deemed solid players but they were inexplicably discarded.QUESTIONS FOR RAVI SHASTRI Ravi Shastri took over as coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble stepped down because of a rift with Virat Kohli. Shastri had enough time to plug the hole in that middle-order and call the shots. What were his inputs on the several middle-order options India tried out?What was Shastri’s role in deciding MS Dhoni’s batting order? What was Shastri’s role in helping batsmen tackle with overcast conditions which aided swing? What has so far been Ravi Shastri’s role in the Indian team?Ravi Shastri was team director in 2015 when India stormed into the World Cup semi-finals and lost to Australia. He was the popular choice after Kumble resigned in 2017. Both captain and coach have often spoken openly of their admiration for each other. Yet, there were gaps in team selection and tactics.MS Dhoni was sent in at No.7 when he clearly was no longer the finisher he once used to be. Dinesh Karthik who had batted only once throughout the World Cup, walked in at No.5 with the team tottering at 5 for 3. It was mayhem in the first half of the Indian innings before Ravindra Jadeja played the innings of his life to give India a glimmer of hope.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was livid to see Dhoni sitting in the pavilion when India had lost their top run-scorers in the tournament. Ganguly wondered why Shastri wasn’t more proactive in deciding the line-up.”When your captain is out on the field, you expect your vice-captain, you expect your coach. But you have got to be proactive,” Ganguly said during his commentary stint when asked if Shastri would be empowered to change the batting order while the captain was out in the middle.Yes, India had a terrific campaign in the lead-up the semis but familiar problems did them in. Like in Dharamsala, like in England before, like in Hamilton, India were undone by the swing. Like in the Champions Trophy final, once India lost Kohli and Rohit, the rest of the middle-order failed (barring Hardik Pandya in the Champions Trophy and Jadeja and Dhoni in the World Cup semi-final).advertisementIndia went to play a World Cup without ironing out their flaws, hoping Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli would carry them through. Well, Dhawan was ruled out with an injury, Rohit Sharma did everything he could with 5 hundreds and Virat Kohli, though not at his best, scored 448 runs. But the rest of the puzzles remained unsolved.Ravi Shastri as coach has a lot of questions to answer.Also Read | Virat Kohli, KL Rahul had nervous energy while defending the ball: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja has ripped me apart by bits and pieces of sheer brilliance: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso 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 India vs New ZealandFollow Semi-final Next
Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 11:58 IST Punjab Cabinet approved tabling of Punjab Sports University legislation in Assembly: Here are the updatesThe Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved the tabling of the Punjab Sports University legislation in the monsoon session of the state Assembly beginning on August 2.Change in name of universityOverruling the Chief Minister’s objections, the Cabinet also decided to name the university as Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports and Science University, after Captain Amarinder Singh’s grandfather in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of sports.The Chief Minister had announced the decision to set up this university in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his speech on June 19, 2017.Subsequently, a steering committee had been set up under the chairmanship of Olympian and Member International Olympic Committee Randhir Singh to finalise the modalities to establish this sports educational institute of international eminence.Punjab Sports University Ordinance 2019The Punjab Cabinet on June 6, 2019, approved the Punjab Sports University Ordinance 2019, paving the way for the establishment of the university.Subsequently, a notification in this regard was issued on July 22 and the session would commence from September 1 as decided by the steering committee in its meeting presided over by Amarinder Singh last month.Working of Punjab Sports UniversityThe university, a flagship project of the Chief Minister, is being set up to promote education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.The university will also serve as a centre of excellence for the elite and other talented sportspersons of all sports and innovations to carry out, endorse and propagate research.READ: Plagiarism in research papers will be punished: AICTE Chairman reminds us about recent UGC rulesadvertisementREAD: UGC drafted strict regulations on plagiarism by teachers, studentsGet 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 byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow Punjab Sports UniversityFollow Punjab University Punjab Cabinet approved tabling of Punjab Sports University legislation in Assembly: Here are the updatesThe Chief Minister had announced the decision to set up this university in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his speech on June 19, 2017.advertisement
India beat Japan 6-3 to clinch final berth in Olympic Test Event hockeyMandeep Singh’s hat-trick helped India down hosts Japan and clinch the final berth of the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo on Tuesday.advertisement Press Trust of India TokyoAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 12:34 IST Manddeep Singh’s hat-trick helped India thrash Japan on Tuesday (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New ZealandMandeep Singh scored in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutesIndia will face New Zealand in the final on WednesdayStriker Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo Tuesday.The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium here. India again face New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.Mandeep found the target in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutes while Nilakanta Sharma (3rd), Nilam Sanjeep Xess (7th) and Gurjant Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India.Kentaro Fukuda (25th), Kenta Tanaka (36th) and Kazuma Murata (52nd) scored the goals for Japan.FT: 6-3WHAT. A. WIN.After a hiccup in the previous game, #TeamIndia are back to winning ways as they book their berth in the FINALS. #IndiaKaGame #ReadySteadyTokyo #Tokyo2020 #INDvJPN @WeAreTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/flOg7JAJbEHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 20, 2019Nilakanta gave India an excellent start through a field goal in the third minute. Buoyed by the early lead, the Indian team put tremendous pressure on the Japan defence as Gurjant Singh took a shot on goal, but saw his effort going wide of the post.However, a penalty corner was awarded to India in the seventh minute which was converted brilliantly by Nilam Sanjeep to help the team take a 2-0 lead.India continued to take the aggressive approach and Mandeep found the back of the net with an excellent field goal in the ninth minute.advertisementJapan tried to make inroads in the last few minutes of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner. Gurinder Singh positioned himself brilliantly and defended the shot on the goal line. India led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.India continued their attacking game in the second quarter with Jarmanpreet Singh taking a shot on goal, but putting it wide of the post. Captain Harmanpreet Singh had a shot on target, but the Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa pulled off a brilliant save.Japan managed to open their account through a field goal through Kentaro Fukuda in the 25th minute, but Mandeep scored two field goals in quick succession to help India take a big 5-1 lead. The Indian vice-captain scored just before the half-time whistle in the 29th and 30th minutes.Japan started the third quarter on an aggressive note. They took a shot on goal, which was blocked out brilliantly by goalkeeper Krishan Pathak. However, the Japanese team kept putting pressure on the Indian defence and found a field goal through Kenta Tanaka in the 36th minute.India did not let the momentum shift towards the Japanese side as forward Gurjant found the back of the net in the 41st minute to make it 6-2 which put the world number 5 side in a dominant position at the end of the third quarter.Japan attacked the Indian defence in the the fourth quarter and scored their third goal through Kazuma Murata in the 52nd minute.India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes left on the clock, but the shot went wide off the post. India also saved a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the match.The win put India in the second spot in the points table and they face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.Also Read | Hockey: India women hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic Test event in TokyoAlso 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 Next
Next Birthday wishes to India’s greatest match-winner: Gautam Gambhir to Anil Kumble, who turns 49 todayFormer India cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman took to Twitter to extend birthday wishes for ex-India captain Anil Kumble, who turns 49 today (October 17).advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 18:29 IST (Harbhajan Singh Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnil Kumble is celebrating his 49th birthday today (October 17)Kumble retired from cricket as the 3rd-highest wicket taker in Tests with 619 scalpsKumble was appointed head coach of Kings XI Punjab for a period of 3 years last weekFormer India captain Anil Kumble is turning 49 today (October 17) and wishes have started to pour in for the legendary leg-spinner from all over the world, including his former teammates.Virender Sehwag posted a quirky birthday wish for Kumble in his own inimitable style.”One of India’s greatest ever Match winners and a terrific role model. Sorry for depriving you of your second century @anilkumble1074 Bhai. But I pray that you score a century in real life. Only 51 more to go. come on ..come on Anil Bhai! Happy Birthday,” Sehwag tweeted.One of India’s greatest ever Match winners and a terrific role model. Sorry for depriving you of your second century @anilkumble1074 bhai. But I pray that you score a century in real life. Only 51 more to go.. come on ..come on Anil Bhai ! Happy Birthday pic.twitter.com/P7UnvoLBlUVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 17, 2019Former batsman and current BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir called Kumble the biggest match-winner for the country and tweeted: “Birthday wishes to India’s greatest match-winner @anilkumble1074! Have learnt so much from you and you are the best leader that I have played under! Thanks for inspiring generations of cricketers”.Birthday wishes to India’s greatest match winner @anilkumble1074 ! Have learnt so much from you and you are the best leader that I have played under! Thanks for inspiring generations of cricketers. pic.twitter.com/NAM2KeFdtXGautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 17, 2019″Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead @anilkumble1074 May God shower you with blessings today and always and I am sure this special day will bring you endless joy and tons of precious memories,” former middle-order batsman VVS Laxman tweeted.advertisementWishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead @anilkumble1074 May God shower you with blessings today and always and I am sure this special day will bring you endless joy and tons of precious memories! pic.twitter.com/Sun4LaLY6QVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 17, 2019″Greatest spinner ever played the game. biggest match-winner for india.. happy birthday @anilkumble1074 my bowling partner and guru,” India spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted.Greatest spinner ever played the game.. biggest match winner for india.. happy birthday @anilkumble1074 my bowling partner and guru pic.twitter.com/u9ef40SrjsHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 17, 2019″Many more happy returns of the day to India’s greatest match-winner @anilkumble1074 Bhai. May you continue to inspire and have a healthy and joyful life ahead,” former cricketer Mohammad Kaif tweeted.Many more happy returns of the day to India’s greatest match winner @anilkumble1074 bhai. May you continue to inspire and have a healthy and joyful life ahead. pic.twitter.com/kaoFkp5QzlMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 17, 2019Kumble took up a career in coaching after retiring from the sport with 619 Test wickets and 337 ODI wickets. His tally of Test wickets is the most by an Indian bowler and third on the overall list.The spinner also took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in 1999, emulating Jim Laker’s feat.Many many happy returns of the day @anilkumble1074 .Dreams and success go hand in hand. On this your birthday, I wish you all of the successes and dream fulfillments life has to offer. Happy birthday!Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) October 17, 2019Many happy returns of the day @anilkumble1074 bhai! Wishing you best of health and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/V77DjtPHQlPragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 17, 2019One of the greatest personalities to ever walk into the Cricket ground in Indian Blue, you are an inspiration to uncountable dreams. Wish you a very happy birthday and a great life ahead @anilkumble1074 pic.twitter.com/Joxh96GBppRajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) October 17, 2019Many more happy returns of the day @anilkumble1074 bhai. Hope you celebrate it the Jumbo way.Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2019Today are birthdays of Aravinda de Silva (54th) and Anil Kumble (49th).DYK? Kumble has dismissed Aravinda on seven occasions in Test matches, the most the latter has been dismissed by any bowler!Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 17, 2019Happy birthday Anil bhai @anilkumble1074 , wish you a lifetime of health, happiness & success! pic.twitter.com/P9z8IkPltxSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 17, 2019Kumble was last week appointed head coach of IPL team Kings XI Punjab for a period of 3 years. He spoke to India Today on Wednesday about the challenges that lay ahead for him in the upcoming season.”I have got another opportunity to work with the players and I am really looking forward to that. In IPL, whether you have a good start or not the finish has to be good, it’s a roller coaster ride. I don’t want the team to panic because it can happen when if you constantly focus on the points table.advertisement”If you are third on the table and lose 2 games then you can drop down to 7th. Then after a win you can go up again. You keep going up and down in the table in the IPL. Consistency will be my main focus in Kings XI Punjab,” Kumble told India Today.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Anil KumbleFollow Happy Birthday Anil Kumble
How to Cook Steak in the Oven I’d be hard pressed to name something I enjoy consuming more than beer.With so many diverse beer flavor profiles readily available, it’s easy to pair any occasion with a different brew and never tire of it.Hypothetically, if I were to enjoy a flavor more than a solid brew, it would be bacon.High quality bacon, expertly prepared, is salty, sweet and smoky with the most satisfying crunch around the edges and a soft pull of the fat against your teeth. A light coating of rich grease is the metaphoric icing on top of the cake.So why not put the two amazing sensory experiences that beer and bacon provide together into a delicious (if not exactly healthy) dessert-worthy snack? Here’s my do-it-yourself recipe for beer-candied bacon.Related Post: Eat Bacon Around the ClockIngredients½ Cup Brown Sugar1 lb. Thick-cut Bacon1 Bottle of Can of Dark BeerBlack Pepper (just a pinch)Beer Note:In many beer recipes, you may be tempted to buy a lower-quality, inexpensive beer for your cooking experiments. However, in this case, you will have a good bit left over to consume, so buy a good beer that you enjoy drinking. I recommend cooking this recipe seasonally with the currently available Yeti Imperial Stout variant from Great Divide Brewing Co.Bacon Note: Try to avoid the mealy factory-farmed bacon and help responsible local farmers like these guys when buying your bacon. Happy pigs make for tastier bacon.Directions:Pour two ounces of beer into the brown sugar and whisk into a syrup-like consistency. Sprinkle in a bit of pepper. Enjoy drinking the remaining ten ounces of beer.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange the strips of bacon on the foil and bake for ten minutes. Drain the grease, flip the bacon, and then return to the oven for another ten minutes until the bacon slightly begins to crisp. Drain again if necessary.Brush the beer and sugar glaze onto the bacon and keep baking until the sugar starts to caramelize. Flip and repeat with the other side. Continue this process until both sides of the bacon have received two coats of syrup and the bacon turns into a deep red color with dark, crispy artifacts of caramelization on the surface.Move the beer-candied bacon to a cooling rack where they will harden into stiff, sugary planks. Serve with beer (of course).Vegetarian Option: For the vegetarians out there, you may be tempted to try this with veggie bacon. Let me save you the trouble and report that it turns out like maple syrup coated cardboard. In this specific case, beer and “bacon” are two tastes best separated. How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations How to Grill Fish: A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting it Right Every Time
Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider When it comes to furnishing a home, office, or personal space – there are two paths you can go by. A furnished space can be featureless or it can be defined by choosing pieces that inspire. The folks at What WE Make — who build handmade furniture from reclaimed wood — believe in placing value in craftsmanship, history, quality, and sustainability alongside of functionality.What WE Make is a family owned and operated fine furnishings company that, since being founded in 2014, has fine tuned their craft to focus on using reclaimed materials and eco-friendly finishings to produce a unique product. Each piece of furniture is built using reclaimed old-growth wood from midwestern barns, hand welded metal, lightweight concrete, and non-voc finishes to produce an industrial-rustic feel. We reached out to Mr. Dan Quinn — the President at What WE Make — to learn a little bit more about what they do.Can you tell us about the wood you reclaim and how it makes its way to your shop?The wood for our pieces is reclaimed from barns in the Midwest — predominantly from Wisconsin. We work with a crew that dismantles the barns, cleans the wood, kiln dries it, and delivers it to our shop.From an old barn to a focal piece of furniture in a home, can you walk us through your crafting process?Everything starts with the beauty of reclaimed wood. Though it takes a few extra steps to get its beautiful look, the end result is well worth it. Each board is kiln dried before it makes it to our shop. We then clean it, rough sand, plane/join, and prepare it for assembly. Based on the project, we select pieces to fit customers requested aesthetic. It’s an art form picking the right wood as each piece of reclaimed wood is unique and has its own character. Our focus on the fine details and building heirloom quality pieces really distinguishes us from most reclaimed wood furniture makers.You offer both residential and commercial pieces, as well as custom orders for finely crafted furniture. What kind of custom pieces have you completed in the past?All of our pieces can be customized as needed. We make everything by hand, so in effect, each piece is custom. We also work with customers to design pieces to fit their specs. Many of our pieces started as a need for a customer that we turned into an awesome design and ultimately a lovely piece of furniture. We have created many custom designs from conference tables, to reception desks, to dining tables, to bedroom furniture. We can make most anything out of wood, metal, and concrete.You highlight sustainable practices and use of green products when building your products. Can you tell us a little more about what that means, with specific examples? Our foundation is based on reclaimed wood. We started working with reclaimed wood because it affords the opportunity to take something that had a prior life and turn it into a work of art. We relish this opportunity and try to carry it through our entire process. We also use all voc-free finishes to remove the toxins that many standard finishes bring into customers homes. We use paper packing products so customers can recycle their packing materials as oppose to foam. We try to use sustainable materials wherever possible.Industrial-rustic feel. Tell us more. We love clean design. Reclaimed wood is naturally rustic, but mixing it with metal helps give it a nice blend of that rustic charm and that clean rustic feel. We try to stick with simpler designs to let the wood and craftsmanship speak for itself. Our customers appreciate that which is why we have a large base of repeat customers and some customers that we have furnished their entire home/office space!Before we let you go back to building, anything else you’d like to add?We believe in finely crafted, handmade, reclaimed wood furniture. We believe in attention to detail and making things that will be passed on for generations. We believe that furniture should make a statement and stand the test of time. What WE Make, makes us. We believe this and put that belief into every piece from What WE Make!Now that you’ve learned about the company What We Make and the quality furniture they craft, check out their shop to find the right piece for your space. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to Mr. Quinn to design the piece you want! Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Editors’ Recommendations What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable