Month: October 2019

9 months agoEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari job

first_imgEx-Man Utd No2 Rui Faria takes Qatari jobby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United assistant coach Rui Faria is taking a job in Qatar.The Sun says the 43-year-old, Jose Mourinho’s long-time assistant, left Manchester United last season to spend time with family and start a career as a No1.And the Special One’s right-hand man has flown out to the Middle East where he will put the finishing touches on a deal for his first big job.He looks set to join Qatari champions Al Duhail Sports Club, who have been looking for a manager after axing Tunisia World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul.Maaloul had his deal terminated by mutual consent and the club have been looking for a replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazio

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazioby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt regrets leaving Lazio.He is currently on loan at Belgian side Antwerp.Hoedt said, “I made a mistake [leaving Lazio]. I had a five-year contract with them. After two years, they offered to extend it for another five, with better conditions.“Italian football culture is very professional, but everyone wants to play in the best League in the world, the Premier League, and the Southampton offered me a contract that I couldn’t refuse.“Unfortunately, the club had two bad seasons and things didn’t go as I thought they would.” last_img read more

8 days agoDonnarumma? Romagnoli? AC Milan must sell in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Donnarumma? Romagnoli? AC Milan must sell in Januaryby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan face the prospect of having to make a big sale in January.Gazzetta dello Sport says the Rossonero need to raise cash to balance their budget.The two players primed to leave are Suso or Gigio Donnarumma, though interest is for the moment thin on the ground.Instead, Lucas Paqueta – wanted by PSG – and skipper Alessio Romagnoli are more likely to be cashed in.Interestingly, new contract talks between Donnarumma and Milan have stalled this month. last_img read more

7 days agoRatcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Nice

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ratcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Niceby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEnglish billionaire Jim Ratcliffe says he wants to sign Lionel Messi for Nice.With tongue in cheek, Ratcliffe says it would be a dream come true to sign the Barcelona star – no matter his age.He told L’Equipe: “The player I would like to see in Nice? For me, the best player in the world is Lionel Messi. “If I can buy him? Maybe when he turns 45, but he will continue to score! “Bobby Charlton retired at age 47. Oh no, it was Stanley Matthews … He always said that his biggest regret was to have stopped too early!” last_img read more

North Carolina Basketball: Photos: This Charlotte-Based Cake Designer Makes Amazing UNC Basketball Cakes

first_imggrooms Cake of North Carolina's basketball court.IG/forgoodnesscakescharlotteSkilled pastry chefs and cake designers can make some amazing things out of their desserts, and Charlotte-based For Goodness Cakes definitely knows its audience. The business’ Instagram account has posted a number of amazing-looking cakes, including a number that are North Carolina Tar Heel themed. The always popular #heelshouse cake. #atleastinmyhouse #goheels #groomscakes #charlottecakes Inside: delectable peanut butter cake with milk chocolate ganache filling.A photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:21pm PDT  Here strictly for work. #heelshouse #deandome #carolinacakes #lovethisplaceA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:33am PST  Not a wedding cake, but could be. Photo credit: @dreaphotoartist #carolinacake #tarheelwedding #nycskyline #uncchapelhill #goheelsA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:54pm PST Don’t worry Duke fans, they’ll make you, and fans of other schools, cakes as well. Like I’ve always said, I’m an equal opportunity provider. Design piped by hand and by eye with buttercream! #dookcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 8, 2015 at 2:08pm PDT  Collage cake for a very lucky birthday girl. Sadly had to crop off the beloved sea turtle topper, but this one deserved a 360! #bruciesbirthdaybash #milestonebirthdaycake #collagecake #handpaintedandcreatedA video posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Apr 11, 2015 at 7:09pm PDT  Who knew owning a cake business would be Sports Teams 101? #whodey #footballcake #charlottegroomscakesA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT  “Chef’s choice” cakes start at $75: you choose 2 colors, flavors and theme and I come up with design, no fondant, all buttercream. #ugacake #graduationcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 23, 2014 at 5:26pm PDT If we were Tar Heel fans, we know where we’d go for our Dean Dome confectionery recreations.last_img read more

Here’s How Every Conference Performed In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament

first_imgNCAA basketballs sitting in a ball rack on the court.SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)We’re 32 contests into the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and a few things are already clear. The ACC, after posting a 6-1 record in the first round, is headed for a stellar postseason. The Pac-12, meanwhile, after finishing just 2-5, isn’t getting much love from pundits. Other winners? The Big Ten posted a 5-3 mark, despite 2-seed Michigan State destroying everyone’s brackets after losing to 15-seed Middle Tennessee. The Big East put together a 4-1 record. The Missouri Valley finished 3-0.The losers? The Big 12’s top teams (Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa State) survived, but West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas all faltered. The AAC wound up 1-3, with just UConn advancing. Here’s a list showing the record for every conference that got at least two bids. As noted, the ACC is top dog.Heading to Sat, conference standings…(multiple bids)ACC 6-1B1G, 5-3Beast, 4-1MVC, 3-0B12, 3-4SEC, 2-1A10, 2-1Pac-12, 2-5 AAC, 1-3— Adam Gold (@AGoldFan) March 19, 2016How will it look after the second round?last_img read more

4-Star Athlete Announces His Decommitment

first_imgA general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)One of the top athletes in the 2019 recruiting class is now back on the open market. He’s announced his decommitment.Cameron Williams, a four-star athlete out of California, announced late on Sunday night that he’s de-committed from Oregon.The four-star prospect had been committed to the Ducks since April.Williams initially chose Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State and USC, among other programs.The top athlete recruit announced his decision on Twitter.My decision…??— C-Breezy? (@Camwilliam6) June 11, 2018Williams is ranked the No. 27 athlete in the country by 247Sports, which also rates him the No. 309 overall recruit.This is a hit for Oregon’s class, which is ranked the No. 16 class in the country for 2019 by 247Sports.last_img read more

This Week 1 College Football Map Is Going Viral

first_imgA view of Auburn's stadium from behind the goal post.AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: The Auburn University band comes out of the tunnel before the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The college football imperialism map is back in a new form this year. The map is now being hosted by SB Nation and is being called the college football “Empires” map.The map, created by Nathan Bingham, is recreated every week of the season.Here’s the explanation:Each FBS team is given a territory to begin the season, and if they lose, the team that beats them takes their land. Teams are then always in the process of trying to either regain land or expand their land by beating teams that have land.The territories for each team are determined by which school is closest in straight-line distance to the geometric center of each county.Here’s the map after Week 1:The official College Football Empires map, after Week 1:— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 4, 2018Auburn is the current land leader after Week 1.You can view the full results here.last_img read more

Nebraska Landed A Commitment From The Son Of A Husker Legend

first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Scott Frost is trying to bring Nebraska back to the glory days. Today, he picked up a commitment from the son of a former Husker star.Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star cornerback Javin Wright committed to Nebraska this morning. He chose the Huskers over UCLA and Washington.Wright is the son of Toby Wright, a standout safety at NU in the 1990s. Wright was a key member of the “Blackshirt” defense on the 1993 team that lost the de facto national title game to Florida State in the Orange Bowl.He went on to play in the NFL with the Rams and Redskins.COMMITTED— buddha wright (@javinW33) October 31, 2018Javin Wright is the 84th-rated cornerback in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is the 20th commitment for the Huskers in the 2019 cycle. You can view Nebraska’s full class here.Nebraska currently has the No. 22 recruiting class in the country.last_img read more

Injury Update For Michigan DE Chase Winovich

first_imgmichigan star chase winovich celebrates a win over wisconsinANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines are locked in a battle with the Indiana Hoosiers in Ann Arbor tonight. Indiana took a 17-15 lead into halftime after a controversial ending to the first half.Early in the second half, Michigan got the ball rolling with a touchdown run from the Wolverines star tailback Karan Higdon. Michigan’s defense, which let up nearly 150 yards rushing in the first half, has come out flying here in the second half.It’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the Wolverines though. Star defensive end Chase Winovich left the game after falling awkwardly on a pass rush.Winovich remained down on the field before eventually jogging into the locker room.Winovich is walking off the field on his own. Headed to the locker room.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 17, 2018Winovich appeared to suffer the injury on this play.Wow. Bush league play— David Noe (@DavidRNoe) November 17, 2018Winovich is the heart and soul of the Michigan defense. With a huge matchup against Ohio State looming, the Wolverines can’t afford a big injury to their star.Michigan leads 22-17.Stay tuned for the latest injury new for Chase Winovich.last_img read more

Iowa Cornerback Announces Transfer Decision

first_imgIowa football players run onto the field.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 28: The Iowa Hawkeyes run out onto the field before the Insight Bowl against the Missouri Tigers at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers 27-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Iowa football ended the season on a high-note, with a blowout win over Illinois, and a dramatic victory against rival Nebraska. With the regular season wrapped up, the Hawkeyes are losing a young player in cornerback Joshua Turner to transfer, however.Turner, a Delray Beach, Fla. native, was a member of Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class.247Sports’ composite rankings had him as the No. 1524 player in the country. He was the No. 160 cornerback in the class, and the No. 219 player in the state.While the rankings don’t blow you away, Turner did have other big programs after him. Boston College, Purdue, and Wisconsin were among his other offers, and he also had them from top local Group of Five teams like UCF and USF.After playing in every game for Iowa football this season, Joshua Turner will transfer.He made the announcement on— joshua turner (@Joshyturner_) November 27, 2018As noted by Go Iowa Awesome, Turner’s contributions were primarily on special teams this season. He finished the regular season with five total tackles.When it came to injuries at his position, some younger players on the Hawkeye roster got the shot to play in the defensive backfield ahead of Turner.Iowa finished the season with an 8-4 record, and in second place in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will be heading to a blow for the sixth straight season.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Wife’s Tweet About His New Job Is Going Viral

first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)A new tweet from Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer, about his new job at Ohio State is going viral on social media.Ohio State University cancelled classes today due to the extremely cold temperatures hitting the Midwest.The university said in a release that the campus was closed and only “essential” employees should show up to work.Urban Meyer, of course, has a new job at Ohio State. He’s an assistant athletic director for the Buckeyes.It seems like Urban’s wife, Shelley, is hoping that assistant athletic directors are “essential” so she can get some time alone in the house…“Wait…is an asst AD “essential”? I read that OSU is closed but ‘essential’ staff should report. #PleaseSayYes #WhatWillIDoWUrbsAllDay #RetirementWhatever,” she tweeted.Wait…is an asst AD “essential”? I read that OSU is closed but “essential” staff should report. ??#PleaseSayYes #WhatWillIDoWUrbsAllDay ?#RetirementWhatever— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) January 29, 2019That’s pretty funny.Seriously, though, Shelley Meyer is very happy that her husband is no longer coaching and can spend more time with the family.“It’s an end to something that we’ve been doing for a long, long, long time,” she said after the Rose Bowl. “I’m sad, but I’m really happy for him because this is what needed to happen right now.“He’s been fun again. He’s back to the Urban I knew when he wasn’t so stressed out and anxious and having headaches.”last_img read more

The 7 Heisman Trophy Favorites Through Week 2

first_img According to Caesars Sportsbook, Tagovailoa shares the best odds with former teammate Jalen Hurts.Transferring over to Oklahoma has worked out quite well for Hurts, who has 591 passing yards and nine total touchdowns in his first two games.Other Heisman favorites include Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Sam Ehlinger and Jonathan Taylor.Tua and Jalen leading the way in updated Heisman odds 👀Who ya got? (via Caesars Sportsbook | h/t @br_betting)— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) September 11, 2019Burrow is an interesting candidate to win the Heisman. He wasn’t even mentioned as a potential threat before the start of the season, but the new-look offense for LSU has showcased his arm talent.The only Heisman favorite that isn’t a quarterback is Taylor. Unless he shatters multiple NCAA records this season, it’s hard to envision him winning the award.Who do you think is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy? Current Heisman trophy favorite Jalen Hurts makes his debut at Oklahoma.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Through the first two weeks of the college football season, it’s pretty evident which players will have impactful years. It may seem premature, but there are also already a few Heisman Trophy favorites.Coming into the season, Trevor Lawrence was thought of as the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy. Although Clemson has looked dominant through two games, the sophomore quarterback hasn’t put up incredible numbers.Another preseason candidate to win the Heisman was Tua Tagovailoa. The southpaw signal-caller nearly won the award last season.Tagovailoa is having a tremendous start to his junior year for Alabama, and yet, it’s not enough to make him the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.last_img read more

Photo: Nebraska Gets Trolled On ESPN College GameDay Sign

first_img Instead of putting up a sign that bashes the opponent, the two schools are bonding over their bad blood with Nebraska football.Check it out:“We all secretly despise Nebraska” sounds right for #IOWAvsISU, only not so secret… #GameDaySigns— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 14, 2019Once kickoff begins at Jack Trice Stadium, the Hawkeyes and Cyclones will certainly despise each other. This is a crucial matchup for both programs as they try to enter conference play undefeated.As for the Cornhuskers, they’ll face the Northern Illinois Huskies at home this afternoon. They’ll try to get back in the win column after suffering a second-half collapse in Week 2.Iowa and Nebraska will face off in the final week of the regular season. Judging off this sign, Iowa State could be rooting for its in-state rival. The College GameDay crew on set in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is previewing the upcoming battle between Iowa and Iowa State this weekend. Although those two programs aren’t very fond of each other, they share a common rival in Nebraska.Iowa and Nebraska are now foes in the Big Ten. The Huskers and the Cyclones used to be conference rivals in the Big 12.Every edition of GameDay features a plethora of fan-made signs that generate a few laughs. That trend continued this morning in Ames, Iowa.The sign going viral on College GameDay says “We all secretly despite Nebraska.”last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded 2nd, ahead of Rafael Nadal

first_img Next Reuters LondonJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 22:39 IST Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer, World No. 3, has been seeded 2nd (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the 2nd seed on WednesdayRafael Nadal seeded 3rd behind Federer and Novak DjokovicNadal was critical of Wimbledon’s seeding formula this weekEight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard.Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles.South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up to Djokovic last season, is fourth seed despite falling to eighth in the ATP rankings as Wimbledon used its special formula once again.Twice Wimbledon champion Nadal will be seeded three, meaning he is likely to have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to claim his first title at the All England Club since 2010.The Spaniard was critical of the Wimbledon’s seedings formula this week, saying “it’s not a good thing” that the grasscourt event is the only one of the four Grand Slams that does not stick rigidly to ATP rankings for seedings.Wimbledon uses form over the past 24 months on grass to tweak the positions of the top 32 players in the men’s draw.While the women’s seedings are in line with the WTA rankings, Wimbledon reserves the right to change the order to create “a balanced draw”.Anderson’s promotion is bad news for French Open runner-up and world number four Dominic Thiem who drops to fifth seed and could play Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the last eight.Former runner-up Marin Cilic moved up from a world ranking of 18 to the 13th seeded spot.Seven-time champion Serena Williams is seeded 11th as per her WTA ranking. Last year the American was bumped up to 25th seed despite being ranked 183rd after returning to the Tour following the birth of her daughter.advertisementAlso Read | Boris Becker to auction trophies, souvenirs to pay debtAlso Read | Ashleigh Barty dethrones Naomi Osaka to become World No. 1Also 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 Wimbledon 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow Rafael NadalFollow ASleigh BartyFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Wimbledon seedings Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded 2nd, ahead of Rafael NadalDefending champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed at Wimbledon 2019, starting July 1. Ash Barty is the top seed in women’s singles. advertisementlast_img read more

Sport your attitude

first_img Next Jahnavi Chakravarty New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 12:55 IST Indian designers and brands are upping the ante when it comes to stylish athleisure wear and customers no longer need to turn to pricey international labels. Athleisure, or wearing comfortable clothes in stretch fabrics and the like is no longer just a trend; it in fact has started reflecting a shift in the way we live our lives. When it stormed runways in 2015 it was all the rage but over the last three years, it has begun to reflect a cultural shift as people (celebrities or others) seek clothes that are high on comfort without being dowdy or tacky. There is the implication that wearing your gym gear to brunch (and even work) is now acceptable, even chic.The rise of athleisure can be traced back to 2003 when sportswear brands started collaborating with high-end designers to give their collections such millennial oomph, and soon after, couture sneakers and satin trimmed joggers showed up on international runways. Popular Amercian designer Tory Burch has an athleisure offshoot named Tory Sport, Nike collaborated with couture houses Givenchy and Balmain in 2016 to put out a smashing collection, Rihanna showed the Fenty x Puma collection at Paris Fashion Week recently, and even Beyonce has her very own athleisure line called Ivy Park.In India though, the trend has been slow to get off the ground but is now finding its feet as consumers are willing to pay for high quality athleisure-wear. Designers Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar have recently collaborated with global sporting brand FILA to design a collection of checkered T-shirts and bandhani-inspired shorts. Embroidered track pants, relaxed fit dresses, embellished t-shirt dresses, scuba jackets, and sarees paired with the agility of high-tops are weather friendly and so easy to slip into and stay in all day. Here, we look at four home-grown athleisure brands that take the art of relaxation very seriously.advertisementFLIRTATIOUSConcept Aakriti Grover likes to call her five-year-old brand a one-stop shop for customised comfort wear. We don’t have European bodies, why should we follow their sizing charts? she says. The brand allows one to customise their swimwear, leggings, tops and resort wear as well. You can be a small on top but a medium at the bottom and since you won’t find the right fit off the rack, we customise that for you, says the 27-year-old who’s an Instituto Marangoni, Milan, graduate. The Delhi-based label is best known for its vivid prints, striped leggings, and mesh bombers in a happy colour palette.USP Flirtatious is about the joy of dressing, not according body type, but according to what makes one happy. Our brand never talks about what suits a body shape. You wear what makes you happy, and we will make sure that it fits well, says Grover.Trend to Love What I love about athleisure is that it is effortless. You can be in a tshirt and joggers, walk into work and be completely uber chic. It is a trend that has become a lifestyle, she sums up.Price Upwards of Rs 2,800Where flirtatious.inMYRIAD ACTIVEWEARConcept We should be able to conquer the day without worrying about what we are wearing, says Sunishka Goenka, founder of Mumbai-based Myriad. The brand makes transitional garments that are comfortable but don’t compromise on fashion. Athleisure is a lifestyle and people are now pairing their trainers with everything and it shows that they really just want to be comfortable, says the 23-year-old. The London College of Fashion graduate launched her label in 2017, just a year out of college. Myriad’s line is defined by performance fabrics, colour blocking, bold prints and cuts that hold you in place the entire day.USP Myriad is essentially studio to street, mat to bar. The clothes keep you going and strike a balance between active and personal lives, says Goenka. The clothes are versatile and don’t shy away from bright colours and patterns, so one is happy to wear them outside of the gym as well.Trend to Love Comfort clothing is here to stay, whether it is for travel or for lounging, says Goenka. Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor Khan are two celebrities who pull off the athleisure trend really well, she adds.Price Upwards of Rs 3,000Where myriadactivewear.comSTRETCHERY Concept Shattering the myth that activewear has to be all mesh and lycra, Nirali Mehta and Jeenie Madan launched their label Stretchery in which year??, where the clothes are created using what they call sustainable fabric’. We wanted to craft clothes using indigenous organic cotton that would appeal to global consumers, says San Francisco-based Jeenie Madan, co-founder of Stretchery. We use fabrics that are home grown, are fair trade and only use eco-friendly dyes, says Delhi-based Nirali Mehta, who operates the India-end of the business. Clothes should sit easy on the body, as well as the mind and you should not be worried about itchy, skin-grazing fabric while working or working out, Says Mehta.advertisementUSP We harmonise comfort, style and conscience, says Mehta. Storytelling is the foundation of all of their collections and the brand reiterates the idea of doing more with less. We believe in creating organic, supple and tailored activewear that represents a lifestyle, says Mehta.Trend to Love I absolutely love that there is growing awareness about what they wear and where it comes from among consumers, says Mehta. Not only do people want to feel good about what they’re putting on their body, they also want to be completely at peace about its origins, she adds.Price Upwards of Rs 2,500Where stretchery.comKICAConcept After spending few years in New York, a city obsessed with fitness and fashion alike, Aneesha Labroo, 25, realised that no one in India made fashionable yet functional clothing. After long work days, men and women in New York would come to the gym in these chic clothes and then go out to dinner in the same clothes! says Labroo. When she returned to India, Labroo realised that people here took their fitness seriously, but lacked access to high quality and stylish activewear. Armed with a degree in fashion marketing from University of Pennsylvania, Labroo launched Kica, a brand that’s already found many takers among the fashion forward in the country.USP Our clothes are stretchy, wick sweat and unbelievably light, says Labroo. Delhi-based Kica’s signature designs include fun details like colour blocked stripes, mesh inserts and risqué cut-outs. Kica is about having fun on the journey towards fitness, says Labroo.Trend to Love I love that activewear has found its feet in India, says Labroo. It has evolved from being worn to the gym to the streets to the airport and now to the workplace, she adds. Labroo attributes the popularity of the trend to Gigi Hadid, who is rarely seen out of her athleisure wear off the red carpet. She will pair sweatpants with a silk blazer and it looks completely effortless, says Labroo.Price Upwards of Rs 1,500Where kicaactive.comMORE FROM INSIGHT | BSNL: Air India of the airwaves?MORE FROM INSIGHT | Oil tanker attacks: Blasts from the pastREAD | Govt asks BSNL to put on hold new purchases and tenders, order comes due to financial crisisREAD | We want BSNL to survive: Ravi Shankar Prasad blames stiff competition, high employee cost for crisis in telecom PSUWATCH | Great expectations: Can Union Budget fix the economy?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 byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow SportsFollow ClothesFollow AthleisureFollow athleisure clothesFollow athleisure trend Sport your attitude | India Today InsightAs more and more people place comfort above couture, designers are collaborating with established brands to give consumers a smart way of dressing down.advertisementlast_img read more

Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup final

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 16:42 IST World Cup 2019: England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow in the tense final over against New Zealand (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSimon Taufel said the umpires made a mistake while awarding 6 runs for the overthrowEngland were crowned world champions despite a tied Super OverEngland were bowled out for 241 in chase of 242 against New ZealandLegendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial overthrow in the final over of England’s chase against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 final is an “error in judgement”.Questions are being raised as to whether the umpires were right in awarding 6 runs for the overthrow when only 5 runs should have been awarded, as per International Cricket Council rules.England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Highlights | ReportEngland were chasing 242 for their maiden World Cup triumph but they were bowled out for 241 despite a well-paced 84 from Ben Stokes. The match ended as a tie and Super Over was played to decide the champions. Incidentally, the Super Over also ended as a tie and England were crowned world champions as they had scored more boundaries during the final.In the tense final over of the match, when New Zealand needed 9 runs off the last 3 balls, the overthrow gave England extra runs.England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow after the ball deflected off Stokes’ bat. Stokes was trying to complete a double at the striker’s end but before he could reach the crease, the ball ricocheted off his bat to the boundary. 6 runs for England in a tense final over.Stressing that the decision on the overthrow was a clear mistake, Taufel added that it is unfair to say that the overthrow costed New Zealand the final and eventually their first World Cup triumph.”It’s a clear mistake it’s an error of judgment. In the heat of what was going on, they thought there was a good chance the batsmen had crossed at the instant of the throw,” Simon Taufel told”Obviously TV replays showed otherwise.””The difficulty you (umpires) have here is you’ve got to watch batsmen completing runs, then change focus and watch for the ball being picked up, and watch for the release (of the throw). You also have to watch where the batsmen are at that exact moment,” Taufel added.”It’s unfair on England, New Zealand and the umpires involved to say it decided the outcome.”What the ICC rules say?19.8 Overthrow or wilful act of fielder”If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side and the allowance for the boundary and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.”New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who was graceful in defeat, spoke about the overthrow while speaking to the press after the heartbreaking loss in London on Sunday.”No-one probably thought they would have to sort of result to some of that stuff. But yeah, very tough to swallow. A great game of cricket and all you guys probably enjoyed it,” Williamson said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 final: Australian bookmaker returns money to punters who bet on New ZealandAlso Read | Furore over ICC’s Super Over rule for World Cup final: Gambhir, Rohit and Yuvraj raise questionsAlso 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 England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019Follow Ben StokesFollow Simon TaufelFollow World Cup final Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup finalICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former ICC elite panel umpire Simon Taufel said England should not have been awarded 6 runs for the overthrow in the final over of their chase against New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. graphs commentary scorecard Next advertisement No data available! view more view lesslast_img read more

Novak Djokovic edges past Lucas Pouille to reach Japan Open semifinals

first_img Associated Press TokyoOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 12:57 IST Japan Open: Novak Djokovic reacts after winning against Lucas Pouille (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic got off to a strong start, winning the first game with a powerful aceDjokovic needed just 50 minutes at Ariake Colosseum to dispatch the fifth-seeded Pouille 6-1, 6-2The second set was more of the same with Djokovic breaking Pouille in the first game and taking a 4-1 leadShowing no lingering effects of a shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic coasted into the semifinals of the Japan Open on Friday with a straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille.Top-ranked Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, needed just 50 minutes at Ariake Colosseum to dispatch the fifth-seeded Pouille 6-1, 6-2 and set up a semifinal with either Hyeon Chung or David Goffin, who won here in 2017.Djokovic got off to a strong start, winning the first game with a powerful ace, one of five in the first set.Back to his brutal, brilliant best. @DjokerNole defeats Pouille 6-1, 6-2 in 50 minutes to make the @rakutenopen semis Tour (@atptour) October 4, 2019He broke Pouille in the next game to take a 2-0 lead and went up 5-1 after another break before serving to win the first set in just 20 minutes.The second set was more of the same with Djokovic breaking Pouille in the first game and taking a 4-1 lead before Pouille won his first game of the set.Pouille showed a brief sign of life by breaking Djokovic to make it 4-2 but that was as close as he would get. Djokovic broke in the next game and then served out to win with a powerful forehand to the corner.Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open.In his first competitive match since facing Wawrinka, Djokovic was knocked out of the doubles with Filip Krajinovic on Monday but beat Alexei Popyrin in the first round and Japanese wild card entry Go Soeda in the second round.advertisementIn other matches, Reilly Opelka beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-3 and will face John Millman in the semifinals. Millman overpowered Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-0.Also Read | Rafael Nadal pulls out of Shanghai Masters 2019 with wrist injuryAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Japan Open Novak Djokovic edges past Lucas Pouille to reach Japan Open semifinalsWorld no. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his winning streak after sprinting into the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Lucas Pouille on Friday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Filling Pieces is already looking forward to fall, and so are we

first_imgOn Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?As we start to near the end of July, it’s inevitable some brands are already looking forward to the fall releases. Luxury footwear brand Filling Pieces certainly is, having shed light on their 2015 Fall/Winter lookbook.Since the company’s founding in 2009, Guillaume Philibert has turned a small fashion brand into a much sought-after producer of some of the highest quality sneakers around. It all started with Filling Pieces’ first shoe, the Low Top, and the hype has only grown since then.There are two elements that set the Amsterdam-based brand apart from the rest of the footwear pack – original silhouettes and high quality materials. Both raise the price a little but are ultimately worth it if you’re a fan of high-end sneakers.Many shoe brands cut corners on design by taking a familiar shape and reimagining it. There may be hundreds of canvas high-tops and Stan Smith lookalikes, but you won’t find anything like that here. The Filling Pieces sneakers are built from the ground up to embody not only modern aesthetic choices, but also support performance improvements.While Filling Pieces normally opts for more standard materials like full-grain leather and nubuck, this time around some new looks have found their way in from out of left field. There are low tops adorned with 3M material that shines brightly under flash photography with perforated and waxed leathers in the mix as well.Each pair of Filling Pieces’ exquisite footwear is hand-crafted in Portugal using only the highest quality Italian leathers. They’re a bit pricier than your average sneaker, but end up costing far less than comparable dress shoes. If you’re always trying to look professional while keeping one foot in the casual world, look no further.You can buy Filling Pieces’ new looks for fall and winter directly from the brand’s store page. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn last_img read more

Meet Up Monday: Barking Irons

first_img How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale 1. Barking Irons 2. Barking Irons 3. Barking Irons 4. Barking Irons 5. Barking Irons 6. Barking Irons 7. Barking Irons Editors’ Recommendations Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion center_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Founded in 2003 by brothers Daniel and Michael Casarella, Barking Irons began as a T-shirt brand that specialized in graphics based on the history and folklore of 19th century New York City and The Bowery a la “Gangs of New York.” It later expanded to a full-on clothing collection, which is still produced and sold online today.However, in 2009, the brothers started creating cobranded tour T-shirts for the band The Kings of Leon, which were so successful that they soon shifted their business concentration to producing tour merchandise for musicians. Today they work with about 15 acts, including The Kings of Leon, Billy Joel, Beirut, Jake Bugg, Dawes, Albert Hammond Jr., Manchester Orchestra, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono.Now they are looking to return to fashion that is not music-related and will release a new collection of bags ($100 to $300) on their website in mid September.The pair recently spoke to me in their SoHo studio about their creative evolution and what the future holds for their brand.How did you first get involved making music merchandise?Michael: It came about really organically. It was about 2007 or 2008. And at the time one of our favorite bands, The Kings of Leon, called us up and asked us if we would be interested in sponsoring an afterparty. About six months later we got a call asking if we would be interested in doing some limited merchandising T-shirts for the band because they were looking for something cooler than was offered in music merchandise.Daniel: A lot of these bands that we love don’t really have someone minding their brand on the merchandise level. Let alone the visual in general. Some of them were missing the boat entirely. That’s really where we saw the opportunity.Michael: Our product went on tour with The Kings and we were only doing about 20 percent of the offerings and our shirts were the bestselling by far. And they were about $10 more than the other ones.Aside from price, what sets your product apart from typical concert merchandise?Michael: People like wearing their band T-shirts and it has always been such a disappointment to me when I go to buy my band T-shirt and I get it home­–or I sober up the next day–and it doesn’t fit and I realize that it’s a shitty shirt. That was our mantra was to make shirts that when people buy them that they would say, “This is an awesome shirt.” And that actually resonated with the bands.Why is all your band merchandise cobranded?Daniel: We really wanted to tell the artist, as a fashion label, this is what we do. By having us develop your visuals and your merchandise you are actually adding value to your brand. Without that fashion-label end, I don’t know that the attraction would have been as strong.Michael: We started realizing in 2008-2009 that music merchandise is a big category and it’s still in its prehistoric days and there’s no actual brand in it. It’s all Acme-branded stuff, which the customer feels. They don’t feel like they are getting anything special. They feel like they are getting a big shadowy corporation that puts logos on shirts and sells them under the name.Daniel: We also thought: Why not think bigger and with more of an apparel mind? Develop better garments. People will buy denim jackets at an Iron Maiden concert that are duded up. And likewise for other artists. We were talking to Sean Lennon, who is one of our clients, about doing blazers with patches and personal drawings. So stuff like that also made us think: Let’s also break the mold of what’s going on these merchandise stands.How involved are the musicians in the design process?Daniel: It depends on the artist. For bigger artists like Billy Joel it is not a collaboration at all and he doesn’t want to be involved in it. And for Yoko Ono the best we’ll get is that she will tell us that she wants a white shirt for that particular art. But for people like Sean Lennon I can work directly with him on things. So it is really a full gamut.What’s new for Barking Irons on the non-music front?Daniel: We are actually weeks away from releasing a capsule of very cool bags. We’ve done bags before and gotten good attention. They’re all-purpose bags in waxed canvas and leather and mixed media. But they still have the Barking Irons old-world urban identity. We developed these bags ranging from a very cool everyday tote to a weekender and a knapsack. Conceptually they are all white or a natural color and the idea is that they will gain hues by rubbing against your denim and start to discolor. We are also doing a black version for the customer who just wants a black bag. Of course T-shirts and henleys will be a part of this offering because we do them day and night.How would you say the brand has evolved over the years?Daniel: If you think about what we were originally hooked into, which was this old New York history and largely folklore, and if you think about what folklore was on The Bowery, it transcended music. That is still kind of what the brand is all about. It’s just a wider breadth of folklore now, which at one time would have been on The Bowery from punk in the 1970s to tap dancing in the 1870s. 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