Liverpool to step up £60m Fekir pursuit

first_imgTransfers Liverpool to step up £60m Fekir pursuit as Reds target at least three key signings Neil Jones Click here to see more stories from this author Liverpool Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 07:55 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nabil Fekir Liverpool 2017-18 Getty/Goal Transfers Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Champions League Jurgen Klopp is keen to make significant signings to bolster his squad this summer and the Lyon captain is top of his list Liverpool are ready to step up their efforts to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir with talks over a potential £60 million (€69m/$80m) deal to get underway this week, Goal can confirm.There is competition from a number of clubs, including Chelsea, for Fekir’s signature, although the Reds are confident that they can see off other potential suitors and get the deal over the line.Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side are keen to make a number of key signings this summer, and have identified the France international as one of those. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Fekir, 24, has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in the French media, with reports earlier this month claiming a deal has already been struck.That is not the case at this stage, but Liverpool are now ready to open negotiations with Lyon following their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday. Goal understands Fekir would welcome a move to Merseyside, though he told TV1 on Sunday that the deal was “not close”.Liverpool are prepared to spend big this summer as they seek to strengthen a squad which came close to glory but is lacking in several areas. Fekir, a creative, goalscoring attacking midfielder, is seen as the man to replace Philippe Coutinho, who left for Barcelona in January.”Will I sign anywhere before the World Cup? Honestly, I don’t know,” he said after netting in France’s 2-0 friendly win over Ireland.Naby Keita, the Guinea midfielder, will join from RB Leipzig on July 1, while Liverpool moved unexpectedly on Monday to sign Fabinho from Monaco for €45m. He is the defensive midfielder they craved.A multi-functional forward is also wanted, with Klopp aware that the team has been heavily reliant on Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane this season – a point illustrated during the Champions League final, where the Reds struggled badly after Salah was forced off through injury.Christian Pulisic, the Borussia Dortmund wide player, is a favourite of Klopp’s and Liverpool will explore the possibility of signing the American this summer.Christian Pulisic Dortmund 2017-18Elsewhere, there will be renewed calls for a new goalkeeper following Loris Karius’ mistakes against Real Madrid.Liverpool’s feeling is that they will only spend big on a ‘keeper if they are sure they are a clear upgrade on Karius, who still retains the support of the manager.Alisson Becker, the Roma No.1, would be seen as one such upgrade, but Liverpool have been put off by the Italian club’s asking price, which is only likely to rise given Karius’ misfortune in Kiev. Goal understands Jack Butland, meanwhile, is nowhere near as highly-rated as Alisson.The Reds must also address the future of Simon Mignolet, their own second-choice shot-stopper. The Belgian is reluctant to spend another season on the bench, and will ask the club for clarification over his role, with a number of suitors interested. Danny Ward, the No.3 goalkeeper, may also wish to leave in search of first-team football.Decisions must also be made on a raft of other players, most of whom spent last season out on loan. Daniel Sturridge will be sold, while Divock Origi may get the chance to prove himself on the pre-season tour of the USA.Harry Wilson will have no shortage of offers after a good five months playing at Hull City, and Premier League newboys Fulham are among those interested in midfielder Marko Grujic. Lazar Markovic, Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Ryan Kent, Pedro Chirivella, Jon Flanagan and Connor Randall could all depart too. Allan Rodrigues de Souza and Taiwo Awoniyi will be loaned out.Finally, doubts remain over teenage star Rhian Brewster, with Borussia Monchengladbach hoping to sign the England Under-17 World Cup winner. Brewster is yet to pen a professional contract with Liverpool, who are desperate to keep the striker.The club remain in discussions with the 18-year-old and his representatives, and are willing to report both Gladbach and RB Leipzig for what they believe to be illegal approaches to the player. A friendly with Gladbach, scheduled for early August at Anfield, has been cancelled as a result of the situation. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Climate Change and Family Planning

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 10, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)What is the most efficient way to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change?Family planning and female education, according to a recent paper by David Wheeler and Dan Hammer of the Center for Global Development:Using recent data on emissions, program effectiveness and program costs, we estimate the cost of carbon emissions abatement via family planning and female education. We compare our estimates with the costs of numerous technical abatement options that have been estimated by Nauclér and Enkvist in a major study for McKinsey and Company (2009). We find that the population policy options are much less costly than almost all of the options Nauclér and Enkvist provide for low-carbon energy development, including solar, wind, and nuclear power, second-generation biofuels, and carbon capture and storage. Owen Barder, a Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Director of aidInfo, discussed the findings on his blog.Share this:last_img read more

TFA Welcome New Staff

first_imgTouch Football Australia is happy to announce the appointment of two new positions that will join the national Sports Development Unit. Anthony Rogis has been appointed the new Participation Manager commencing on the 23rd June 2008.  Anthony comes to TFA from the Australian Sports Commission as the Manager of the Club Development and Membership Growth Unit.  Mark Spear has been promoted from State Operations into National Operations to take up the position of Events and Communications Coordinator.  Mark has worked within the framework of Touch Football Australia for the last two years in both ACT and TouchWest.  Mark will commence in his new role from the 1st July 2008.  These new appointments will work closely with Marianne Maguire as Sport Operations Manager, Tara Steel as the new Technical Coordinator and Wayne Grant in his ongoing role of High Performance Coordinator.The Sport Development Unit is heading into an exciting time as we work with many of you to implement the programs and incentives outlined in the Strategic Plan for Touch Football Australia.last_img read more

Vawdon Cup Doubletime

first_imgThe 2016 Vawdon Cup Grand Final proved to be a happy hunting ground if you were successful there in 2015.The Open divisions proved this with Easts Roosters winning their 7th straight title over the Wests Magpies in the Mixed Division 1, Manly Sea Eagles won the Women’s Premier League over Canterbury in a spectacular drop off and Wests Magpies held strong against a fast finishing Penrith Panthers in the Men’s Premier League.For full results please see below;Youth LeagueBoy’s Youth League Plate Manly Sea Eagles 6 Defeated Easts Roosters 5 Girl’s Youth League Plate Balmain Tigers 9 Defeated Carlingford Cyclones 5 Boy’s Youth League Championship Penrith Panthers 7 Defeated Wests Magpies 6 (Player of the Final Soane Setefano) Girl’s Youth League Championship Manly Sea Eagles 7 Defeated Central Coast Dolphins 2 1 (Player of the Final Pihuka Duff Manly Sea Eagles)Division 3Men’s Division 3 Plate Bankstown Sports 7 Defeated Hills Hornets 6 Men’s Division 3 Championship West Magpies 1 5 Defeated Northern Beaches Renegades 4 (Player of the Final Tony El Takchi Wests Magpies)Division 2Men’s Division 2 Plate Central Coast Dolphins 5 Lost to Hornsby Lions 7 Women’s Division 2 Plate Hills Hornets 4 Defeated St George Dragons 2 Men’s Division 2 Championship Canterbury Bulldogs 5 Defeated Penrith Panthers 4 (Player of the Final Marc Kovocic Penrith Panthers) Mixed Division 2 Championship Appin Warriors 8 Lost to LBM Rangers 9 (Player of the Final Emma Murray LBM) Women’s Division 2 Championship Canterbury Bulldogs 3 Defeated Norths Bears 1 (Player of the Final Kristie Miller Canterbury Bulldogs)Division 1Men’s Division 1 Plate UNSW Bullets 9 Defeated Parramatta Eels 4 Women’s Division 1 Plate West Magpies 4 Lost to Sydney University Lions 5 Men’s Division 1 Championship Central Coast Dolphins 11 Defeated Wests Magpies 6 (Player of the Final Sachin Thapa Central Coast Dolphins) Mixed Division 1 Championship Easts Roosters 9 Defeated Wests Magpies 7 (Players of the Final Tina Ashworth & Jamie Chan Easts Roosters) Women’s Division 1 Championship Easts Roosters 2 Lost to Manly Sea Eagles 4 (Player of the Final Chloe Butcher Manly Sea Eagles)Premier LeagueInclusion Premier League Championship Hills Hornets 10 Defeated Penrith Panthers 4 (Players of the Final: Nathan Nunn Hills Hornets & Meredith O’Rielly Penrith Panthers) Men’s Premier League Championship West Magpies 4 Defeated Penrith Panthers 3 (Player of the Final Dylan Henessey Wests Magpies) Women’s Premier League Championship Manly Sea Eagles 4 Defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 3 (Player of the Final Louise Winchester Canterbury Bulldogs) Affiliate Championship1st Wests Magpies 135pts2nd Manly Sea Eagles 127pts3rd Penrith Panthers 117ptsGary Croft Cup1st Manly Sea Eagles 266pts2nd Penrith Panthers 261pts3rd Wests Magpies 253ptsRelive the GamesYou can relive the action with footage from the Field 1 Games via Live Streaming LinkFor more information on this event please view Vawdon Cup part of the NSW Touch Football website or alternatively click to view the Draw/Results LaddersCheck our the NSW Touch Football website and social media channels for info of the 2016 Vawdon Cup Grand Finals:Website – – – (#vawdoncup)Instagram – (#vawdoncup) Related LinksVawdon Cuplast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: My prime instructions to Man Utd players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer: My prime instructions to Man Utd playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s told his players to always play on the front foot.Solskjaer will take charge for the first time at Old Trafford tomorrow against Huddersfield.He said, “The players have not said anything about a handbrake [being on]. But we spoke in a team meeting before the Cardiff game about when we get one goal, we want to get two. When you get two, you want to get three. That’s just the nature of this team, this club, that you always go and attack.”It’s not going to happen in every game that you create chances like we did on Saturday. You’ve got to grind it out but it worked and with the blistering pace that we’ve got up front, they [Cardiff] had to chase the game. I don’t think any team would like to have [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial and [Paul] Pogba running at them, so why should we stop?” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira: Fans song makes me proud

first_imgArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira: Fans song makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira appreciates the song fans have created for him.The Uruguay international’s tenacious yet technical approach has captured the hearts and minds of Arsenal fans – and they’ve been sure to let Lucas know, creating him a chant of his own.“It’s incredible. Every time I hear it, I feel so proud,” the 22-year-old said. “It gives me a real energy boost and that strength to go after every ball.“I can only really say thank you to the fans. They’re incredible and fill out every stadium, whether it’s home or away.“They’re singing for the whole 90 minutes and that’s massive for the team because it makes us feel that we have their support.”When we’re out there playing, we want to do our best to entertain them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoDavid Luiz & Chelsea contract policy: Why in 2019 this shouldn’t be happening

first_imgTagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say David Luiz & Chelsea contract policy: Why in 2019 this shouldn’t be happeningby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: It’s just bad business, Chelsea. On the pitch. And in the books. A foundation stone in Maurizio Sarri’s plans. Twelve months of progress down the drain. All for a long outmoded policy.It’s madness. Letting David Luiz go. Absolute madness. The Brazilian wants to stay. Sarri wants him to stay. As do the fans. Yet because of what it says on his birth certificate, those upstairs are willing to let Luiz walk. And with him will go 12 months of work and development put in by player and coach.In the days of individual fitness monitoring. Of tailored training and diet. How can such a backdated approach of drawing a line through every player who hits 30 still exist? Indeed, how can any serious football person argue for such a policy?Are they really going to let this happen? If it’s about the bottom line, then what’s more costly? An extra year on a fully fit and outstanding 31 year-old’s 12-month deal? Or letting the man go. All that leadership. Experience. Not to mention form and ability. And having to replace it all. How much of an investment will that take?”It’s a rule and so we have to respect that, I think,” says Sarri.”As you know very well the big problem is the duration of the new contracts. Because, as you know, over 30 years the club offers only one year to renew.”But what’s the risk to Chelsea? Luiz didn’t suddenly become a bad player last season. That was down to personalities. Antonio Conte just wasn’t having him. Maybe the Brazilian was too close to Diego Costa. Maybe it was simply Conte’s choice to go with the younger Andreas Christensen. But it had nothing to do with Luiz’s competitiveness. This wasn’t the stuff of fading powers and father time. Sarri has proved that since succeeding Conte and re-installing Luiz. Better yet, if we’re talking finances and metrics, then Chelsea surely owe their manager. Sarri has effectively revalued their asset. From being a write-off six months ago to again producing the form and leadership which convinced Roman Abramovich, the club’s owner, to commit £34m to sign Luiz for a second time three years ago. Again, how much will it cost the club to replace the Brazilian?Cesc Fabregas is in the same boat and discussing the pair, Sarri made it clear why both men are needed in his locker room.”David and Cesc are leaders, and so I think it’s very important for me, for the staff, also for their team-mates, if they stay with us,” said Sarri. “The club want a short contract and the players want a long contract. And so it’s difficult for this reason. I think at the end we can find a solution.”At 31 and for what he has done for the club, Luiz deserves some stability. In contrast to Cesc, the Brazilian doesn’t want to leave. He’s not instructed his agents to test the ground. He’s happy where he is. He’s enjoying his football – and his life off the pitch, which now includes his restaurant, Babbo, which opened earlier this year in Mayfair. A two-year deal for what he offers and represents isn’t asking the world. And for this column, it is the best solution for all parties. Ripping Luiz’s ability away from Sarri’s plans is bad enough. But where are the top brass going to find a player to match his personality and energy? “We are still talking, let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings,” Luiz declared after helping end Manchester City’s unbeaten run earlier this month. “I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.”Replacing players. Great players. And those of Luiz’s ties with the club. It is all part of football. But you don’t invite these problems onto you. You don’t create an unnecessary issue all for the sake of bean counter policy.This is just bad management and bad business. With 2019 just hours away, the length of contract for a player of Luiz’s ability shouldn’t depend on his birthdate. last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp hits out at Callejon: That was the game-changer

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp hits out at Callejon: That was the game-changerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at Jose Callejon after their Champions League defeat to Napoli.Klopp was angry that the Italians were awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute.He fumed: “That was the game-changer tonight.“I’m sorry, but when the player jumps before there is contact then it can not be a penalty. I can say a lot of things about it, but then it would look like a bad loser.“When you see it again, you can see it is a clear mistake. But then human beings are the ones who decide if there is a mistake – and with VAR as long as human beings decide, then there is a potential for failure.“But we can not do anything about it now. We have to accept it. They will find a reason to say it was the right decision, and we have to accept it.” last_img read more

a month agoChelsea midfielder Barkley welcomes back Hudson-Odoi

first_imgChelsea midfielder Barkley welcomes back Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has welcomed back Callum Hudson-Odoi to action.The teenage winger returned in the win over Grimsby after five months out. Barkley is excited to play alongside the 18-year-old once again.Barkley said, “Last season he was growing with the minutes he was getting, and the goals he was getting. The more he was on the pitch you could see he was getting better and better.”He had a little setback but now he’s back and looking extra sharp. He has been putting the extra yards in in training. On Wednesday he was a bit frustrated because he could have had a hat-trick, but it was good to see him back playing the full 90 and scoring as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: Former UVA QB Greyson Lambert Is Transferring To Georgia

first_imgUVA Greyson Lambert numbers on his jersey.UVA Greyson LambertThe Georgia Bulldogs reportedly have a new quarterback on their roster. Former Virginia Cavalier Greyson Lambert, originally rated as a three-star signal-caller for the class of 2012 by Rivals, is transferring to play for head coach Mark Richt’s program, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. Lambert started nine games for UVA in 2014, but reportedly lost his starting job this spring. Because Lambert has already graduated, he’ll be eligible to play immediately. He has two years left.Greyson Lambert says he’s transferring from Virginia to Georgia— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 3, 2015Greyson Lambert is a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility and is eligible to compete to start this season immediately.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 3, 2015Lambert is expected to compete for the starting job this fall. Hutson Mason, who started for UGA last season, graduated and is now part of the Washington Redskins’ franchise.Lambert reportedly visited both Georgia and Florida this past weekend.last_img read more

Kerr responds to Chelsea link after Australia penalty heartbreak

first_imgSam Kerr responded to rumours linking her with a big money move to Chelsea after Australia’s heart-breaking Women’s World Cup exit.The Matildas fought back from a goal down to take Norway to extra time, and then to penalties despite the sending off of defender Alanna Kennedy.Kerr was first up in the shootout but blasted her spot-kick high and wide as the Aussies went on to lose 3-1 and crash out in the last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Daily Telegraph published a report earlier in the day that Kerr was considering a move to England to join Chelsea, who had offered her a contract worth $1 million.But the 25 year old, who plays for Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL, dismissed the rumours after the game, saying: “That’s just media speculating. That popped up yesterday too.“Everyone’s been speculating about Europe but I’m really happy in the U.S.“I’m playing well there. I have a great club behind me and I love where I live. That’s just speculation.”Kerr, already considered one of the best in the world, has seen her stock rise this summer after she scored her first World Cup goal and then netted four against Jamaica.But her and the Matildas’ journey ended prematurely in Nice, with them touted by many as underdogs for the tournament.Asked whether she felt the team had underachieved, she said: “Any time you don’t win the WC you’ve underachieved.“We’re obviously really, really disappointed and feel like we’ve let ourselves down.“Right now, I can’t really think about those things. I’m just thinking about the loss.”Sam Kerr MatildasThe striker is confident that she and the team will bounce back though, despite the manner of the exit.“I’ve been trusted to take [the first penalty] and I was confident in taking it and I just skewed it. I’ll grow from this and become a stronger person mentally,” she said.“The girls have already gotten around me. I feel like I let the team down, but they’ve been quick to cut that out.“It’s obviously disappointing but I’m proud of the girls. They fought back hard to get into this game. Fought back hard to get into this entire tournament.“It’s been a roller coaster ride the last few months but we’ve stuck together and we’ve had a lot of support,” she continued.“I’m just grateful for everyone that’s done everything for us.“What can you do? Penalty shootout obviously sucks. It’s the second time and disappointing. We’ll come back.”last_img read more

Video Of Another Nick Saban Sideline Meltdown Is Going Viral

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama is up 38-20 on Oklahoma in the fourth quarter of the Orange Bowl, but Nick Saban is still not satisfied. He just gave us another sideline meltdown.Earlier in the game, video of Saban throwing his headphones went viral. There was also a clip of him yelling at quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.This time, the culprit was redshirt junior special teams stalwart Keaton Anderson. Anderson took a bad penalty on a kickoff following the touchdown that put Alabama back ahead by three scores.Saban was, not happy, to say the least.SabanMad.gif— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) December 30, 2018Saban is going nuts, but this is also providing some quality entertainment throughout the night.He’ll probably let his team have it a little bit in film session tomorrow as well. At least it will be after a winning effort.Alabama is set to meet Clemson in the national title game on January 7, barring a miracle comeback by OU tonight.last_img read more

5-Star WR Trashes Coaching Staff For Major Program

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)High school wide receiver Jadon Haselwood is one of the top players in the state of Georgia, and was a natural recruiting target for the Bulldogs. So, the team was likely quite surprised to see Haselwood ultimately pick Oklahoma over the top school from his own state.Now, Haselwood has revealed why he ultimately snubbed Kirby Smart’s team for the Lincoln Riley’s.On an interview with InkTalk, Haselwood trashed the Georgia coaching staff and referred to them as appearing “fake” when he met with them.Haselwood would go on to say that the Georgia staff came across to him like “used-car salesmen.”Per 247Sports, Haselwood is the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, the No. 1 prospect from the state of Georgia, and the No. 6 overall prospect in the country.The Bulldogs will likely be able to get on fine without Haselwood, as they boast the No. 2 recruiting class in the country for 2019.Nevertheless, there is still a clear gap between the Bulldogs and SEC-rival Alabama, and missing out on Haselwood may have deprived them of a player who could help close that gap.last_img read more

Texas OL Zach Shackelford Suffers Sprained Foot, Could Miss Time

first_imgZach Shackelford and the Texas Longhorns offense in the huddle.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 13: Zach Shackelford #56 of the Texas Longhorns and Elijah Rodriguez #72 huddle before the game against the Baylor Bears at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The injuries just keep mounting for the Texas Longhorns. This summer has seen Texas lose a wide variety of key players due to injury, and now it looks like one of their starting offensive linemen may miss time.According to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, center Zach Shackelford suffered a sprained foot and will miss some practice time. Per the report, a Texas official said Shackelford should be good to go in the opener against Louisiana Tech.Shackelford is heading into his fourth year with the Longhorns. He has started 27 of 40 games played since joining the team in 2016.Last year Zach Shackelford earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors after starting 10 games for Texas. He was named to several pre-season watch and award lists.Texas C Zach Shackelford has a sprained foot and will some practice time. A UT official says he should be back by the opener.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 14, 2019Injuries are taking their toll on the Longhorns this summer. Today alone, walk-on running back Jaren Watkins was taken to the hospital with an undisclosed injury.Several days ago, running back Kirk Johnson suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out for about six weeks.Top running back Keontay Ingram is also injured.Hopefully the Longhorns can avoid any further injuries the rest of the summer. They are only 17 days away from their opener, and just 24 days from a huge game against LSU.last_img read more

Manchester City’s Gundogan says no cup distractions give Liverpool advantage in title race

first_img Next Manchester City’s Gundogan says no cup distractions give Liverpool advantage in title raceLiverpool lead City by two points in the title race and Gundogan believes that a lighter fixture load could work in his former manager Jurgen Klopp’s favour.advertisement Reuters LondonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 00:02 IST Liverpool will be hoping to stretch their lead when they take on West Ham United on Monday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool are on top of the Premier League table with 61 points from 24 matchesLiverpool will look to stretch their lead to five points in Monday’s clash at West HamManchester City are still alive in all four competitions, with a League Cup final against Chelsea on February 24Liverpool’s elimination from England’s domestic cup competitions gives them an advantage in the Premier League title race with fewer fixtures while Manchester City fight it out on four fronts, City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said on Sunday.Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool were knocked out in the third round of both the League and FA Cups this season while City are still alive in all four competitions, with a League Cup final against Chelsea scheduled on February 24.Liverpool lead City by two points in the title race and Gundogan believes that a lighter fixture load could work in his former manager Klopp’s favour, as it did during his time at Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga side won successive league titles in 2011 and 2012 under Klopp.”We had an advantage of just playing Saturday, Saturday, Saturday and the week off in between. He (Klopp) is in a similar situation now with Liverpool, just the Premier League and then the Champions League on top,” Gundogan told reporters.”When you have no concerns in your mind you are able to win a lot of times, that’s how I felt when we were able to win at Dortmund.”Maybe it’s going to be an advantage for them. It’s nothing we can change right now, they have to play their games and we have to play ours.”Liverpool will look to stretch their lead to five points in Monday’s clash at West Ham while City travel to Everton on Wednesday for a midweek league fixture.Also Read | Emiliano Sala missing plane: One body seen in underwater wreckageAlso Read | Manchester United manager Solskjaer saw PSG lose and he must be happy, feels SilvaadvertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Manchester CityFollow LiverpoolFollow Ilkay GundoganFollow Jurgen KloppFollow Premier leaguelast_img read more

Liverpool sign 16-year-old Harvey Elliott from Fulham

first_img Reuters LiverpoolJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 18:52 IST Liverpool have signed 16-year-old Harvey Elliott from Fulham. (@LFC)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool have signed Harvey Elliott from FulhamElliott was the youngest player to feature in the Premier LeagueThe teenager will be part of the squad for Sunday’s friendly against NapoliLiverpool have completed the signing of teenage winger Harvey Elliott from Fulham, the Premier League club said on Sunday.Elliott, who left Craven Cottage after his youth contract expired in June, became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League when he appeared for relegated Fulham against Wolverhampton Wanderers aged 16 years and 30 days in May.The England under-17 midfielder was linked with Barcelona, Real Madrid and RB Leipzig by the British media.”To have joined the club that I supported as a boy is a dream come true for me and all of my family and it’s an incredible feeling to now officially be able to call myself a Red!” the 16-year-old Elliott wrote on Instagram.”I can’t wait to get started and it will be a truly special feeling to pull the famous red jersey on. I’ll work as hard as I possibly can for the club and I feel Anfield is the perfect place for me to develop and progress as a player.”Elliott will now be part of the Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool squad for Sunday’s friendly against Napoli in Edinburgh and the subsequent training camp in Evian.Also Read | Jiangsu’s Inter Milan links mean Gareth Bale could be Serie A boundAlso Read | Griezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach ValverdeAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 LiverpoolFollow Fulham Next Liverpool sign 16-year-old Harvey Elliott from FulhamLiverpool have signed Harvey Elliott from Fulham. The teenage winger rose to fame after he became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League.advertisementlast_img read more

Cincinnati Masters: Nick Kyrgios fined more than USD 100,000 for violent conduct

first_imgCincinnati Masters: Nick Kyrgios fined more than USD 100,000 for violent conductNick Kyrgios berated chair umpire Fergus Murphy and left the court to break two rackets during a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to Karen Khachanov.advertisement Associated Press MasonAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 09:02 IST Nick Kyrgios abused chair umpire after crashing out of Cincinnati Masters. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for his misconduct during Cincinnati Masters matchKyrgios abused umpire Fergus Murphy and broke two rackets after his defeatKyrgios was kicked out of the Italian Open in May after throwing a chairNick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open.The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Kyrgios berated chair umpire Fergus Murphy and left the court to break two rackets during a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to Karen Khachanov.The ATP listed a breakdown of eight fines ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 each for violations such as unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity.The tour also said it is “looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match” to determine whether additional fines or a suspension is warranted.Kyrgios is a 24-year-old Australian who is ranked 27th this week. He is a volatile sort who repeatedly has gotten in trouble for on-court actions. He was kicked out of the Italian Open in May after throwing a chair and being suspended by the ATP in 2016 for not trying to win and insulted fans during the Shanghai Masters.This month, Kyrgios won the Citi Open title in Washington and said he had turned a page in his professional and personal lives.In the last match on center court Wednesday night, he was back to his old form. During a change-over in the second set, he yelled from his chair: “The worst ref in the game, hands down. He then vulgarly insisted the umpire does something “stupid” every time he plays.Early in the third set, he took two rackets to the tunnel that leads to the locker room, smashed them on the ground and returned to the court. Warned that he needed to get ready to return Khachanov’s serve, he took a new racket to the baseline and stood taping the handle instead of getting in position to play.advertisement”He can serve the ball,” Kyrgios said as he casually wrapped the handle. “I’m ready. I’m here. Serve it.”Unsure what to do, Khachanov held off until Kyrgios was ready. Then he finished off the third set, and Kyrgios offered another expletive as he left the court.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Nick Kyrgios has the talent to win a Grand Slam, says Rafael NadalAlso Read | Cincinnati Masters: Nick Kyrgios melts down again, calls umpire ‘tool’ after lossAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Nick KyrgiosFollow Karen Khachanov Nextlast_img read more

World Women’s Boxing Championships: Jamuna Boro beats Michidmaa Erdenedalai to advance to pre-quarterfinals

first_img Press Trust of India MoscowOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 18:21 IST India boxer Jamuna Boro in action (File Photo: IANS)Jamuna Boro (54kg) gave a flying start to India’s campaign in the World Women’s Boxing Championships by advancing to the pre-quarterfinals with a facile win here on Friday.Boro defeated Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0, recovering from a slow start for a resounding victory.The 22-year-old, employed with Assam Rifles, has a tough one next up as she will square off against Algeria’s fifth-seeded Ouidad Sfouh in the pre-quarterfinals.Sfouh had won a gold in the 2017 World Championships and was given a first-round bye here.Boro, a debutant at the event, took her time to warm up but once she got going, the Assamese pugilist dominated Erdenedalai with her combination punches. Her jabs connected particularly well and she also managed to not get distracted by her sprightly rival’s grunting.Watch #JamunaBoro talks about her bout right after registering her first win at the #AIBAWomenWorldBoxingChampionship 2019.Keep the momentum going champ!@Media_SAI @IndiaSports @WeAreTeamIndia @RijijuOffice #PunchMeinHaiDum #boxing Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 4, 2019The Indian was unstoppable in the final three minutes of the bout and thoroughly out-punched Erdenedalai.On Saturday, former national champion Neeraj (57kg) and Saweety Boora (75kg), a ex-silver-winner at the event, will be in action for India.While Neeraj will face China’s Qiao Jieru, Saweety will face Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat in the opening round.The ongoing edition features 224 boxers from 57 countries.India’s best performance at the showpiece was back in 2006 when the country won eight medals, including four gold.Also Read | In Dipa Karmakar’s absence, tough ask awaits Indians in World Artistic Gymnastics ChampionshipsAlso see:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Indian boxerFollow Boxing championships World Women’s Boxing Championships: Jamuna Boro beats Michidmaa Erdenedalai to advance to pre-quarterfinalsJamuna Boro has a tough one next up as she will square off against Algeria’s fifth-seeded Ouidad Sfouh in the pre-quarterfinals.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Travel Right: Ex Officio

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Editors’ Recommendations 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 The one constant you’ll find with summer travel is the bugs. Whether you’re taking an afternoon stroll in Central Park, a weekend getaway in Zion National Park, or a week long excursion through South East Asia, those pesky mosquitoes can quickly turn a vacation into a nightmare. We’ve been testing out some of the Ex Officio spring line, both on long trips around the world and short adventures closer to home, and we’ve found their anti-bug travel line to be not just functional, but perfectly stylish for any venture onto the trail or beach.Related: Thailand Island Hopping | Trail Running KitBugsAway Ziwa Convertible PantsFirst up are the versatile Ziwa Convertible Pants. These quick drying, wrinkle resistant pants feature inner, zip-up security pockets for your essentials, as well as a permethrin treatment. This insect repellent is odor free and won’t irritate your skin; it lasts for an expected 70 washes, keeping the bugs away for the life of the pants. We found the 10 inch shorts to be especially helpful when wading through shallow streams on our way to a few secret fishing holes.Minimo PlaidThe Minimo Plaid is your new favorite summer shirt. Weighing in at only five ounces, it’s Ex Officio’s lightest shirt ever. With UPF 50+ protection it pulls duty everywhere from swim-up beach bars to afternoons of sneaking away from the office for a few quick sport climbing routes. The airy fabric wicks sweat impressively, and it packs down into a zippered chest pocket for ultimate portability. If you’re feeling extra casual, there’s a short sleeve version as well.BugsAway Sandfly JacketWhen we first tried the Sandfly Jacket on, we were more than a little skeptical. A mesh fabric jacket designed to keep bugs away? Well we were completely wrong. It’s got the same excellent permethrin treatment found on the Ziwas. After successfully warding off ticks and mosquitoes in caves in Thailand, and a few thousand biting midges while fly-fishing desert creeks, we don’t head out on the trail without it. It’s light enough that you won’t notice it on hot days, and provides enough extra sun protection that you’ll be glad you’ve got it when you’re on the water. Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

JackThreads’ New Collection Puts A Fresh Spin On Fall

first_imgOn a mission to provide its customers with fashion-forward looks that won’t break the bank, menswear brand JackThreads has debuted a fall/winter collection full of fresh takes on classic seasonal favorites that are as innovative as they are cost-effective.“One of the mantras that we always talk about is that style doesn’t have to be expensive,” began JackThreads Creative Director Tony Kretten. “So we aim to provide our customers with a collection of stylish, yet affordable, pieces that will keep our guy looking great at a great value.”“In this particular  collection, we put a lot of emphasis on color and novelty to make sure that our customer stands out in a crowd,” he continued. “We’re all about daring our guys to put things together that they normally wouldn’t.”Steeped in military olives, eggplants, tans and blues, the collection boldly evokes fall while keeping a tight focus on the latest trends in street wear, including cropped pants, boucle knits, sherpa jackets and tops with elongated silhouettes.Additionally, all the outer wear is built with Primaloft, a prime washable down originally developed for military use in the 1950s. Aside from being just as warm as down, Primaloft is also lighter and sleeker than more traditional heat-retention materials.In fact, one of Kretten’s favorite pieces from the collection is the Byers Bomber Jacket, which is made from a crinkle nylon and Primaloft. Priced at just $149, it’s a steal when compared to other options on the market.The line also boasts an array of affordable sneakers and boots made from high-quality leathers and suedes priced between $65 and $175.With so many items in the collection—and more being added every day—Kretten believes it’s crucial for guys to check out the brand’s TryOut Experience, which allows shoppers to try on various pieces at home before purchasing them.“Guys are becoming more adventurous with their fashion, and we want to support their ability to test drive new styles,” explained Kretten. “Our latest collection offers our customers everything they need for fall and winter while also providing them with plenty of opportunities for experimentation.”Check out the full collection, here. The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. last_img read more