TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid aim to prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham for a bargain £30million in January.But AS says Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Real can enter talks on January 1 over a summer switch as clubs abroad will not be breaking rules speaking to a player in the final six months of his deal.But they could still try and tempt Spurs into cashing in, which would give Eriksen a choice to make.Zinedine Zidane’s No1 midfield target was Paul Pogba but Manchester United were not open to selling.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.
Under-fire Monaco boss Thierry Henry has insisted he is more concerned about the club’s future than rumours surrounding his coaching tenure.Struggling in Ligue 1’s relegation zone with a three-point gap from safety, Monaco also bowed out of the Coupe de France with a 3-1 loss to Metz on Tuesday.Henry only took over at his former club in October, but he has been unable to turn around their struggles this season, with the team only managing to win three of their 21 league matches. 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? However, the Frenchman said any decision over his future was in the owners’ hands, with his sole focus on getting Monaco to safety.”My future? Owners would decide when they need to decide. I am more worried for Monaco’s future. I already said that,” Henry told a news conference.The referee blows for full time in Monaco.- #ASMFCM pic.twitter.com/EtYT7Q6LTA — AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) January 22, 2019 “I will repeat. No need to always ask the same question, I would answer the same thing – Atletico Madrid have been relegated in the 90s with stronger players than us. [Real] Zaragoza as well more recently as you know. I could talk about all the leagues.”We are in this situation, even if it was Coupe de France and now we are out but this weekend against Dijon in Ligue 1 it’s going to be war.”Monaco face fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Dijon on Saturday and have the ability to leap over their opponents into 18th position with a victory.
Mexico didn’t have the strongest close to its group stage.El Tri manager Tata Martino was fuming after his team topped Martinique by just a goal. That’s understandable. The manager holds his team to a higher standard than simply results. The performance on the field wasn’t up to par for what we usually see from Mexico and certainly not what the team has shown early in the Martino era.A team with a mix of professional players and amateurs pushed El Tri nearly to the brink, putting a scare in the region’s biggest power. While fans aren’t necessarily at their panic stations, morale is suddenly at the lowest point it has been since Martino took charge in January. 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? Yet, getting out of the group with three victories is nothing to sneeze at. Mexico has done it just once before at the Gold Cup, with Chepo de la Torre guiding the team past a tough group that included the base of a Costa Rica team that would go on to the World Cup quarterfinals three years later and an El Salvador squad not yet rocked by a match manipulation scandal.It’s not common for Mexico or any other team to roll through the group with only victories. Before Mexico this year, the United States was the last team to do it. That was back in 2013, ages ago for a tournament contested every two years. In addition to El Tri, Jamaica also got through its group unscathed in 2011. The Americans also got three wins in 2007, the second tournament in which Concacaf used four-team groups.The historic accomplishment may be diminished with the fact that Concacaf expanded the tournament, adding four more teams for this edition. After all, the door also is open for Panama or the United States to also go through with nine points on the final day of group play. But Mexico’s group featuring Canada, a former champion, Martinique and Cuba are hardly Gold Cup newcomers and it’s the only one in which every team will take part in League A of the Concacaf Nations League. The other thing to consider is how Martino was able to use the group stage to prepare his team well for the knockouts. In the build-up to the tournament, it looked like Mexico would reach the knockouts with a team hard-hit by injuries. Now, with the exception of Erick Gutierrez, it seems everyone is fresh.Martino has a healthy group and a well-defined starting XI that also can lean on players to come in as substitutes and make a difference after big performances in the group stages. No player is a better example of that than Uriel Antuna, who scored four goals and had an excellent assist in the group stage after nearly missing out on the roster. It’s not just the LA Galaxy attacker, though. Carlos Rodriguez and Jonathan dos Santos are essentially even at the right interior midfielder slot. Fernando Navarro proved himself a capable back-up at right back. With Rodolfo Pizarro and Hector Moreno back to full fitness, they should slot into the lineup and bring their skills and experience to a Mexico team that already includes plenty.That said, the margin for error is now slim. Lay a dud against Costa Rica on Saturday, and the tournament is over. “This isn’t something we might have hidden since before starting the tournament. We’ve always said it, and nothing changes,” Martino said of the team’s goal to win the entire tournament. “The important thing is characteristics and the form the team will have in matches where when it’s over you go or you stay. We’re going to see it from the quarterfinals. Nothing that happened today has to do with what can happen in the future in any way.”Well, in some ways it does. Mexico has built up toward the knockout stage with good results. It has continued to add to its winning streak. It has seen things it needs to correct and has nearly a week to correct those things.Martino is right that none of that will matter if Mexico doesn’t lift the trophy. The 2011 team is remembered for its pressure-packed win in the final at the Rose Bowl, not anything that happened while it was jockeying for knockout round positioning. But it’s worth taking a step back from the nail-biting finish against a Martinique team Mexico should’ve had an easier time against to recognize that as a whole the grop stage was what Mexico needed. Now it needs to move on to the next stage and prove it’s the team to beat in the region.
Radamel Falcao has admitted that he is “studying” offers to move away from Monaco, with the club having declined to offer him an extension to his current contract. The forward has just one year remaining on his deal and the 33-year-old is looking for more security for his future. The Colombian netted 15 times in Ligue 1 last season, the joint-fifth best in the league, but Monaco struggled throughout the campaign and finished 17th in the table. 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? Despite the struggles of the club, Falcao backed himself to play at a high level for “many years” during the second half of the campaign, though it now appears he may have to move away from the French side to do so. “The truth is that I still have a year of contract and the club did not offer me an extension,” he said after Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win over Sampdoria. “So I have to think about my future, my family. “I am studying the offers I have been offered. These are good opportunities for my career. “I have to think about my family.” Among the clubs linked with the forward are Galatasaray and Valencia, and though Monaco have maintained that only an extraordinary offer would be good enough to sign him, Falcao says he believes the club understand his position on wanting to move on. “I still have only one year of contract and it’s complicated for a player of my age,” he said. “I think the club understands my position to give my family some peace for the future.” Falcao is still expected to be the primary scoring option for Monaco as the new season approaches. The club signed winger Gelson Martins, who spent the second half of last season with them on loan, to a permanent deal in the summer, but have not added another forward with the quality to be a direct replacement for their aging veteran. Monaco get their season underway next Friday with a clash against Lyon, a club who finished third in the table last season and will be looking to go even better this term.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer’s future as Ohio State’s head coach is being decided on Wednesday morning. The school’s board of trustees is set to meet to discuss Meyer and they’ll then recommend punishment to Ohio State’s president, Michael Drake.New details regarding Drake have emerged in anticipation of this decision.Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel wrote about Meyer and the controversy and the upcoming decision. He included some nuggets about Drake and what his mindset might be.It’s telling.If you live outside Ohio, there’s little chance that you’ve heard of Drake. He served as UC-Irvine’s chancellor before coming to Ohio State in June of 2014 and his background is in the medical field.Drake is considered relatively anonymous even in Columbus, where the university president is one of the most prominent people in a city that’s the 15th-largest in America by population. Yahoo Sports spoke to a half dozen politically affiliated people in Ohio on Sunday, and the general consensus is that Drake is perceived generally as a weak president who lacks the charisma and political touch of his predecessor, Gordon Gee.“He does not have a presence that extends outside The Oval,” said Curtin, essentially referring to the Ohio State campus. “He’s just not a presence in the community. He’s a nice and cultured and articulate man, but he’s someone who doesn’t have gravitas beyond the university itself.”What does this mean for Urban Meyer? That is unclear.Drake, though, has had to make one major public decision before:The only moderately comparable decision so far in Drake’s tenure came in the summer of 2014 when he announced he was firing band director Jon Waters. The Ohio State band is a beloved institution on campus, and while the notion of a band director’s firing may elicit chuckles, it was a big deal at Ohio State. An investigation yielded a 92-page report that detailed a culture of hazing and sexual harassment. It was a huge story locally, and may be the defining decision of Drake’s tenure thus far. Drake’s statement firing Waters summed it up this way: “The investigation determined that Director Waters was aware or reasonably should have known about this culture but failed to eliminate it.” Could those be ominous words for Urban Meyer?We’ll find out tomorrow…
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie was hospitalized over the weekend with a “serious head injury” after collapsing during Saturday’s loss to Vanderbilt. At first, things were not looking good.Abercrombie was reportedly “verbally unresponsive” in the hospital, even after swelling to relieve some of the swelling around his brain. Fortunately, he might be turning a corner.According to Abercombie’s uncle Kevin Richardson, the redshirt sophomore is “improving daily.” Richard provided the update on his nephew during a prayer vigil on the TSU campus last night.“It’s been a hard time, but we’re going to get through it,” Richardson said, via The Tennessean. “God is here with us and Christion. He knows it, and he’s going to be just fine. He is improving daily, and we’re looking forward to seeing more from him.”The TSU Family held a prayer vigil Tuesday night for football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie who was injured during Saturday’s Tennessee State-Vanderbilt game. He remains in critical condition. #PrayersForChristion #TigerFamilyInPrayer pic.twitter.com/UWhygk7SRv— Tennessee State Univ (@TSUedu) October 3, 2018TSU president Glenda Glover also addressed the group gathered to pray for Abercrombie.“First [Abercrombie) made it through the surgery,” Glover said. “And then he made it through Saturday night. Then he made it through the 24 hours. And then through 48 hours. So as each day (goes by) he continues to show just small signs of improvement. He’s fighting. Christion is a fighter and each day when we see him raise his hand or do do any little thing that shows a sign of improvement we’re grateful.”Abercrombie began his career at Illinois in 2016 and after redshirting as a freshman, he played 11 games in 2017 before transferring to Tennessee State.He recorded five tackles and a quarterback hurry before being injured on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a second quarter touchdown pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)On Monday afternoon, the Football Writers Association of American revealed its 2018 Freshman All-America Team. Five players from the list will take part in the College Football Playoff national title game tonight as Alabama faces off against Clemson for the third time in four years.Georgia led the country with three players on the list, while the SEC as a conference led the nation with six total selections. The Big 12 came in second with five, while the Big Ten followed up the Big 12 with four selections.Headlining the list is star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who completed one of the best true freshman seasons in college football history. Another familiar name is Purdue’s Rondale Moore, who led the nation in receptions this year with 114.Here are a few of the big names:Trevor Lawrence, QB, ClemsonAdrian Martinez, QB, NebraskaJaylen Waddle, WR, AlabamaCade Mays, OL, GeorgiaPatrick Surtain II, CB, AlabamaYou can see the full list here.
Dixon went on social media to announce that he’ll transfer to Iowa Western Community College.“I’m rocking with Iowa Western this upcoming season…and we comin for it all nothing less,” Dixon said on Twitter.Here is his announcement from his Twitter account:I’m rocking with Iowa western this upcoming season .. and we comin for it all nothing less! ☝🏾 Goal— Breon Dixon (@Breondixon_4) June 24, 2019Hopefully, Dixon can maximize his potential on the field at Iowa Western.Obviously losing any talented players hurts for the Cornhuskers, but the departure of Dixon shouldn’t really affect their defense too much.Nebraska enters this upcoming season with pretty high expectations, and some predictions even think a conference championship appearance is possible. Either way, it’s highly likely that Scott Frost leads the team to a much-improved record in 2019. LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: General view of the end zone marker before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)As the Nebraska Cornhuskers continue to add to its 2020 recruiting class, the program officially said goodbye to a former four-star player. Breon Dixon has finally announced his transfer destinationDixon originally began his collegiate career with Ole Miss, but entered the transfer portal after one season.The four-star linebacker took his talents to Nebraska after his freshman year at Ole Miss. It was a huge addition for the Cornhuskers since Dixon was the No. 12 inside linebacker from his class, per 247Sports.Entering the NCAA transfer portal isn’t anything new for Dixon, however, the final result is quite different. It turns out that he won’t be joining another Power Five program.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: The Southern University Jaguars Human Jukebox Band performs at halftime of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Amarius Mims is one of the elite offensive line prospects in the 2021 recruiting class. Things are starting to heat up for the big Georgia product.247Sports‘ composite rankings have Mims at No. 14 overall. He’s the No. 3 offensive tackle and top-ranked recruit from Georgia.On monday, he announced that he’s narrowing his recruitment down to eight programs. Of course, with well over a year until he has to decide, he says things remain open.Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina all make the cut.Amarius Mims tweeted out a graphic revealing his top eight schools yesterday.From Mims:I would like to thank God and all the universities that have shown interest in me in the past months but with that being said I’ll be narrowing my Top 8 schools down to..Recruitment 100% open pic.twitter.com/e2MxRXfo8e— 〽️ I 〽️ S ™ (@amarius_mims) July 1, 2019It is far too early to really know where he may be leaning. So far, two 247 crystal ball projections have been made. Both have him heading to the in-state power Georgia Bulldogs.The Bulldogs do not have any 2021 commits as of yet. Of the other programs involved for Mims in that top eight, Florida leads the way with the No. 11 class in the country. The Gators have two players committed that are entering their junior seasons. FSU also has a pair of commits, and ranks No. 14.Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina have also opened up their 2021 classes already with commitments. The other programs involved are still awaiting their first pledges of the class.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free from the defense of Quentin Lake #37 and Osa Odighizuwa #92 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts is now three games into his career at Oklahoma and, so far, the former Alabama quarterback is looking like the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.The Crimson Tide’s former QB has dazzled through three games, totaling 880 passing yards and nine touchdowns. He’s added 373 rushing yards and four touchdowns.Hurts continues to make references to his time at Alabama, too.The former Alabama quarterback isn’t letting any of the outside hype get to him, calling it “rat poison” like Nick Saban does. “I don’t listen to that rat poison,” Hurts said of the outside praise. “We want to focus on what we need to focus on, improve on the things we need to improve on and build as a team.”Jalen Hurts tells @AschoffESPN he isn’t listening to that “rat poison” talk of Oklahoma being 3-0. pic.twitter.com/hWhG0GY8Xl— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 15, 2019Once a Nick Saban player, always a Nick Saban player.Alabama and Oklahoma are both 3-0 on the season. The Crimson Tide and the Sooners could both be headed for a College Football Playoff berth.How fun would a Jalen Hurts grudge match be?
Interim Budget 2019: Allocation for sports increased by over Rs 200 croreInterim Budget 2019: The overall sports budget was increased from Rs 2002.72 (2018-2019) crore to Rs 2216.92 crore in the new budget announced by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 16:47 IST The Khelo India National Programme for Development of Sports too got a hike of Rs 50.31 crore in the interim budget. (Khelo India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe allocation to SAI has been increased by Rs 55 crore in the interim budget 2019Allocation for National Sports Development Fund has increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 70 croreFinance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the interim budget in the parliament todayThe government on Friday increased the sports budget by Rs 214.20 crore for the financial year 2019-2020, including a hike in funds for the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and incentives for sportspersons.In the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, the overall sports budget for 2019-2020 was increased from Rs 2002.72 (2018-2019) crore to Rs 2216.92 crore.The significant gainers in the interim sports budget are SAI, the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) and the corpus meant for giving incentives to sportspersons.The allocation to SAI has been increased by Rs 55 crore. From Rs 395 crore, the allocation has been increased to Rs 450 crore in the fresh proposals. The SAI is the nodal organisation to manage nationals camps, provide equipment and other logistics to the country’s sportspersons.Interim Budget 2019 LIVE updatesBesides, the allocation for NSDF has increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 70 crore.The Finance Minister also proposed an increase in the incentive fund for the sportspersons, from Rs 63 crore to Rs 89 crore.However, the assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) has been slashed slightly from Rs 245.13 crore to Rs 245 crore.The overall encouragement and awards to sportspersons have been increased by Rs 94.07 crore. The previous allocation stood at Rs 316.93 crore and will now be Rs 411 crore.The Khelo India National Programme for Development of Sports too got a hike of Rs 50.31 crore and from the previous allocation of Rs 550.69 crore, it is now Rs 601 crore.Also Read | Income Tax Calculator: Here is what you got to payAlso Read | Rahul Gandhi slumped, PM Modi thumpedadvertisementGet 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 interim budget 2019Follow Sports Authority of IndiaFollow National Sports Development FundFollow Khelo India Next
Virat Kohli would have smashed me out of the park too: Shane WarneShane Warne spoke exclusively to India Today about a range of issues. Warne, who has 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets, said he felt Virat Kohli would have smashed him out of the park tooadvertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 19:55 IST Shane Warne feels Virat Kohli would have smashed him out of the park (AP Photo)Shane Warne is the greatest leg-spinner to have ever played the game. The Australian legend is now a brand ambassador for Rajasthan Royals but his opinions on the game are held in high esteem. While he picked India and hosts England as favourites to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Warne said he would not be surprised if Australia pose a stiffer challenge than many might think.Warne mesmerised batsmen with his spin and guile for years. His battles with Sachin Tendulkar are now part of cricketing folklore – the Aussie spin wizard had once said he had nightmares of Tendulkar stepping down the pitch to hit him for sixes. Now, happily retired, Warne feels even Virat Kohli would have smashed him out of the park.Virat Kohli has the second most ODI hundreds after Tendulkar and he is widely believed to break most of Tendulkar’s batting records in the time to come.Speaking exclusively to India Today, Shane Warne heaped praise on Virat Kohli, talked about his journey with Rajasthan Royals and MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant. Excerpts:INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2019Q. It’s been quite a journey for you Shane with the Rajasthan Royals. From winning the trophy as captain in the first year to various other cricketing roles to now promoting the franchise..A. Yeah, my role with the Royals has evolved. The first year of the IPL, we managed to win which is pretty amazing. We were the underdogs. Everyone was saying Mumbai Indians is going to win and in their critiques, one thing was consistent that the worst team is Rajasthan Royals and they will finish at the bottom. So to go from captain-coach for four years and create our own history, we have now gone on for ten years with two years out. So my role has gone on from consultant and mentoring the players to consulting from a distance with the owners and this year I am the brand ambassador.advertisementBecause if you look at Rajasthan Royals, we are one of the more popular franchises in India. If you look at who is everyone’s second favourite team, it’s Royals. Everyone has a soft spot for us from that first year. A soft spot because we always unearth young talent, we always give young talent a go. Then if you look at the global scale, everyone looks at what the Royals are doing. So now we are looking at how we can capitalise on that, interact with the fans globally and push for what Rajasthan Royals stands for, which is integrity, honesty, win from any position, never give up. And that’s got a correlation with business and life. We are going to explore the states, UK, Asia, Australia, Europe on what we can do with business and cricket. Also what we are pushing at the moment is our new colour, which is pink. One because we think it is pretty cool and can’t think of any other sporting team that wears pink. Last year when we were supporting various cancer organisations, the fort turned pink, the whole of Jaipur turned pink, the Rambaug Palace turned pink and we are from the pink city. It’s a bit bold colour and that’s what we are.Q. How do you see the Rajasthan Royals doing on the field this year?A. The boys have a put together an amazing squad. It being a World Cup year, we are probably going to lose Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith and Jofra Archer maybe. But we think they will play 10-11 games and can still have an impact in the tournament. So the squad that Rajasthan Royals have, I think we will be one of the favourites.Mumbai and Chennai will always be favourites. But for us anything less than the playoffs will be a disappointing year. When you think about it, we won it in the first year and we haven’t won it for the next ten years. I think it could be the Royals’ year this time.WORLD CUP Q. Talking about the World Cup, you have said that India will be one of the fancied sides. Who else?A. India and England are the two favourites. If you look on recent form and who has played really well and who has set the benchmark, it would be these two standout teams. So I think they go in as favourites, having Chahal and Kuldeep who are really good. And that’s what you need; spinners in the middle overs who can take wickets.advertisementBut I think when you look at Australia and their record in ICC trophies, we have won the most. Australia always performs well in big tournaments on the big stage. That’s a proven fact. With Warner and Smith coming back they will have a point to prove. They will be determined and hungry to go well. I think David Warner could possibly be the player of the tournament. I really believe he could do well. And if you add those two guys with Finch, D’arcy Short, Stoinis, Maxwell, Starc, Cummins and then you look at the side, you would think, actually they are a pretty good team. They have got the backbone and the spine and heart for big tournaments. They are proven champions. They are current World Cup holders. I think Australia will do really well in this World Cup and could win it as well. So England, India and Australia are my three sides, one of them will win.WRIST SPINQ. You expect this trend of wrist spinners having their noses in front extending to Test cricket too? Ravi Shastri recently said so, adding that Kuldeep Yadav will be India’s frontline spinner in overseas conditionsA. Look, I am biased. I want spinners to play all the time. Play as many spinners whether it’s off spin, leg spin. But the more leg spinners, the better for me. I think it’s a proven fact that leg spinners can help win you games in all conditions, home or away. So I hope India stick with spinners and Kuldeep gets a spot in any condition because he is a class act.VIRAT KOHLIQ. You are never short of words in praise of Virat Kohli. Do you see a bit of yourself in him, in the way he approaches his cricket?A. I am a huge fan of Virat. What he brings to the world game is passion. He’s not someone who just toes the line and says what he is meant to say, he says what he feels. He is passionate, he is emotional. And I love that, his cricket, what he brings to the table. I love that he is a terrific leader of men. He is an absolute superstar of the world game. And he loves Test cricket so I really respect that as an old-time player who loves Test cricket. I love that he is really pushing it and making it the best form of the game. That’s not to say T20 is not fun, it’s awesome, ODI cricket is awesome. But Test cricket with the history and tradition of the game, I love that he loves it too. I am a huge fan of Virat Kohli.Q. Picture this! Shane Warne in his prime with Kookaburra ball in hand is running into bowl to Virat Kohli. He would cope all right, you think?A. Well I bowled to Virat a few times and I did get him out. But he must have been only 15 or something when he started.advertisementEvery time you bowl to the best you want to test yourself against the best. I am sure Virat would have smashed me around the park, just about every time I played but maybe, I would have got him out once or twice.Q. Virat as a captain; he leads from the front but you think he can get better tactically?A. Yeah. I saw one report, I wasn’t having a go at Virat about tactics. I think he is the best leader of men but he can get better tactically. I think he is a very good tactical captain but every captain can get tactically better. And the more you do, the better you get.You are never the best captain when you start. It takes a few years as a captain to understand how to get the best out of players. Tactically, when to be aggressive, what fields to set, when to declare, situations of games, that evolves and you get better. The more he does it the better he will get. So I think at the moment you have Tim Paine, Kane Williamson who are good tactical captains but they can get better too. And I think Virat in time will become a terrific tactical captain too.MS DHONI AND RISHABH PANTQ. The MS Dhoni question, Shane. He would have gained confidence from his Player of the Series winning show against Australia. But there are some things that he used to do like scoring 10 an over, setting up a total or while chasing that he does not. Should India reassess their expectations from him in the World Cup?A. If you are going to win World Cups and I have been in a few and won a few, you need your best and most experienced players to perform. If they perform, you will win the World Cup. So India need MS Dhoni to perform at his best in the World Cup. India needs him in the team.Dhoni has always done what is best for the team, whether it is bat at no 4, 5 or 6. Whatever the state of the game, the match situation, he will adapt. If you need 10 runs an over, he will adapt. He will do it, it’s a proven fact. He doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. They need him in the team because he will deliver because he is class.There has been talk if Rishabh Pant can play in the side. I think Dhoni and Pant both can play. I can’t see why Rishabh Pant can’t play as a batsman. He is outstanding. Maybe even open the batting with Rohit Sharma. I know Shikhar Dhawan does a great job but Rishabh Pant opening the batting with Rohit Sharma could be pretty cool too for India. Go with some of these X-factor type things and tactical battles where you surprise the opposition.It could be worth throwing Rishabh Pant at the top of the order for a couple of games and see how he goes. Maybe against Australia now (upcoming series) and experiment and see how he goes for the World Cup. Dhawan may have a role to play somewhere else. But I am really looking forward to seeing what India have because they have a lot of players who can do a lot of roles.Also Read | Vijay Shankar making a strong case for 2019 World Cup berth: L BalajiAlso Read | Virat Kohli head and shoulders above the rest in world cricket today: Kumar SangakkaraAlso Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takeFor 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 Virat KohliFollow Shane WarneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPLFollow MS DhoniFollow Rishabh PantFollow Kohli Warne
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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav becomes treasurer of Rajsamand Cricket AssociationVaibhav Gehlot, son of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, has entered into state cricket politics by becoming treasurer of Rajsamand Cricket Association.advertisement Dev Ankur Wadhawan New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 22:50 IST File photo of Vaibhav Gehlot, left, with his father and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (Twitter)Vaibhav Gehlot, son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot marked his entry into the arena of cricket politics in Rajasthan. Gehlot has been appointed as the treasurer of Rajsamand Cricket Association in Rajsamand district of the desert state.Vaibhav Gehlot has become the treasurer of Rajsamand Cricket Association, Sandeep Paliwal, Program Director, Rajsamand Cricket Association, mentioned to India Today.Vaibhav Gehlot had fought the Lok Sabha election from Rajasthan’s Jodhpur Lok Sabha constituency on Congress ticket against the BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. He had to suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of Shekhawat during the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. The trouncing meant that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot faced criticism for his son’s loss from Jodhpur, which was considered his stronghold.It is believed that Gehlot, after gaining entry into Rajasthan cricket politics, can fight the election for the post of the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association. Dr CP Joshi, currently Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly, can soon vacate the post of Rajasthan Cricket Association President.Also 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 Vaibhav GehlotFollow Rajsamand Cricket Association Next
Roshni Chakrabarty New DelhiApril 7, 2017UPDATED: September 13, 2019 15:11 IST career as a physiotherapistPhysiotherapy or physical therapy originated in ancient Greece as a way to use massages to ease bodily pain. While initially, this branch of medical science was used to treat back and neck pains, and certain orthopaedic and neurological problems, physiotherapists now cater to a vast range of medical branches, including general surgery, gynaecology and sports medicine.Physiotherapists help patients regain proper physical movement with the help of massages, exercises and a combination of therapies using heat, wax and electricity. With increasing stress and sedentary jobs in today’s common lifestyle, the need for physiotherapists and the resulting job prospects have increased markedly.India Today Education got talking with Shrikant Iyengar, Director of Education and Academy Member, ProHealth Asia Physiotherapy & Rehab Centre, on the prospects of physiotherapy as a career and how to go about it.1. What educational qualifications should a student ideally have for a career in physiotherapy?Shrikant Iyengar: Any individual aspiring to be a physiotherapist requires a high school completion certificate (10+2) with an elective science stream. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are core subjects in the physiotherapy course, while English is the compulsory language of the curriculum.2. How can one choose good institutes which are offering such courses or degrees?SI: There are many government and private organisations offering various physiotherapy courses within India. Overall, the standard of physiotherapy education has improved tremendously over the years with more postgraduate options now available to physiotherapy graduates. Any reputed organisation, preferably attached to a medical hospital, and preferably recognized by Indian Association of Physiotherapists, would be an ideal choice.advertisement3. What is the approximate cost incurred in getting such a qualification from both private and government institutes?SI: The cost of university fees for completion of the physiotherapy degree in a government organization may cost around INR 60,000 to 1,00,000, while for a private college, it could range between INR 3,00,000 to 6,00,000, varying from university to university.4. Are there any particular soft skills (non-academic skills) required to make better physiotherapists?SI: Pleasing manners, an empathetic and caring attitude, excellent communications skills, analytical thinking and the ability to connect with people are some of the very important soft skills required to be a successful physiotherapist.5. What is the current scope of physiotherapy in India? Is there much demand for physiotherapists?SI: Physiotherapy is a growing profession within India because we work to improve the lifestyle of the population. The present way of life is becoming more demanding with increased stress levels and reduced physical activity, combined with common disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. This demographic means the demand for the physiotherapists is constantly rising, and in turn, offering more rewarding job opportunities.6. What are the various job prospects in physiotherapy? Tell us more about the job roles.SI: Fortunately, physiotherapists have the option of working in a broad spectrum of disciplines:The sports and fitness industry continues to grow in India and with it, the demand for wellness expertsPublic and private hospitals cater for a wide spectrum of specialties from Intensive Care through to Rehabilitation following accidents or strokes, and also have Pediatric and Geriatric departmentsPrivate clinics treat conditions where the clients are more active such as following knee surgery, experiencing back pain or keeping fit after having a babyAcademic organizations such as universities and home care physiotherapy services are other prospective career optionsPhysiotherapists have a role in academia, the prevention of injuries, injury management and rehabilitation, and can work in the wellness industry where a holistic approach is adopted to optimally manage an individual7. What is the usual starting salary and the overall financial prospect for a physiotherapist?SI: The salary varies depending on the experience and the expertise of the physiotherapist. A potential employee with a Master’s degree can attract a better income; however, the final salary will always depend upon the individual hospital or clinic.Income increment is directly proportional to the increasing number of years of experience, combined with additional skill sets from continuous education and following the recent advancements in the physiotherapy industry.8. What are the rewarding factors of a career as a physiotherapist?SI: I personally believe physiotherapy is one of the finest and most rewarding professions because there is no better feeling than helping people to live normal, healthy and pain-free lives. The satisfaction and excitement of a patient achieving their goal of living life to the fullest capacity can never be measured. An added bonus is it teaches the physiotherapist to also live a healthy and active life due to their understanding of wellness and disease prevention.advertisement9. Could you name some top companies which hire physiotherapists?SI: Of course ProHealth Asia would be on the top of my list as we are always keen to hire bright physiotherapists as we endeavour to grow our business in India. Over the last few years, there has also been a sudden increase in demand for quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation services in this country with bigger companies and more institutions seeking well-trained physiotherapists to employ.10. Give 5 tips that can help a fresher physiotherapist get hired.SI: 1. Love your job and have the passion to grow and succeed.2. Continue to learn and look for new possibilities of advancements.3. Having a pleasant outlook with excellent communication skills.4. Try to identify one area of specialization within the profession and focus on acquiring the necessary skill set to achieve high proficiency.5. Always be open to getting information from experts in other disciplines such a doctors, nutritionists, strength and conditioning coaches, and psychologists to maximize the best outcome for the patient.Read: India’s dance guru Shiamak Davar tells you how to be a professional dancer Read: 11 ways to improve your web presence for your first job interview Read: Top 10 recruitment exams for 2017 with tentative exam dates For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow PhysiotherapyFollow PhysiotherapistsFollow Career As A PhysiotherapistFollow Education Cost For PhysiotherapyFollow How To Be A PhysiotherapistFollow Job Prospect As PhysiotherapistFollow Starting Salary As A PhysiotherapistFollow Tips To Be A Physiotherapist How to be a successful physiotherapist: Everything from education cost to job prospectsWith multiple specialisations, a career in physiotherapy has great prospects now thanks to the increasing aches and pains we tend to facewith sedentary lifestyles.advertisement Next
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking On the North Shore of Oahu, beyond the famed Pipeline beach, is a strip of road dotted with rundown trucks. People crowd the benches beside them, waiting in line for one thing: shrimp.The first truck we come across announces itself miles before its actual location. “SHRIMP! FIVE MILES!” a neon-yellow sign reads as we round the shoreline from the south. We keep our eyes peeled for more arrows, afraid we might miss the spot where said shrimp awaits.Not to worry. The Shrimp Shack truck is a few megawatts brighter than its sign five miles back. At the foot of a rainy mountain stands a yellow box on wheels, where a 6-foot something man with an enormous white beard waves us in from the road.Within ten minutes, we have two steaming plates of shrimp and rice, one batch fried in coconut, the other sautéed in garlic. The coconut shrimp, hot, sweet, and crunchy, wins hands-down. The garlic shrimp is good, but less convenient with the shells still attached and heavy on the oil. The shrimp on both plates are plump and enormous.After a taste of the Shrimp Shack, there’s only one thing left to do: try more shrimp. So we cruise further toward the north, passing Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp and Seafood, Famous Kahuku Shrimp, Macky’s, and Giovianni’s. We pass a handful of trucks within a three-mile stretch, all with their own shrimp ponds and long lines of hungry customers.We didn’t taste a single bad shrimp, but Giovanni’s shrimp scampi takes the prize for best plate on the island. Pretty much all of the shrimp need to be peeled before eating. But it’s a small price to pay for a savory bite of Oahu, smothered in butter, garlic, island spices, and whatever that amazing, mystery sauce is on the side.Check out the list of Oahu’s shrimp trucks here. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked
Dodge recently conscripted the infamous Ron Burgundy to pimp its Durango SUV. Since the hilarious set of ads started running back in October, Dodge has seen a more than 40-percent increase in Durango sales. This, to me, proves two things: 1. Americans are gullible idiots. And 2. Well-executed, celebrity-based vehicle ads can really pay off.Unsurprisingly, other automakers are keen to mimic the irreverent new standard set by the creative minds at Dodge’s ad agency, Wieden+Kenney in Portland, Oregon.While I expected knock-offs, I hadn’t expected that Dodge and Burgundy would be bested so quickly … especially by Volvo.Enough foreplay; let’s cut to the chase. Here’s the ad in question:If you’re like me, you’ll want to watch this four more times. So I’ll wait.This just might be the perfect ad. It’s got big trucks, a badass – and arguably washed-up – action star doing the splits, Enya, and a sunrise. What else could you possibly ask for?If you’re wondering what the point of the ad is, it’s to promote Volvo’s new Dynamic Steering System, which uses a hybrid hydraulic-electric power steering concoction to provide much-needed additional steering force. Additionally, DSS also eliminates the need for micro adjustments made by the driver, as the system automatically adjusts to roadway imperfections.Volvo is the third most popular semi truck builder in the U.S. and I suspect that ads like this will only bolster its sales. I don’t know about you, but I sincerely hope that Dodge answers these ads with a Ron Burgundy-based ad where in Mr. Burgundy tries to do the splits between two Durangos. I can hear the hilarious screams now. Editors’ Recommendations We’re in Love with the Look of Gerber’s New Everyday Carry Knives 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World?
How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Editors’ Recommendations Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process When the time comes to shop for something specific, usually it’s impossible to unearth. You set high hopes only to be disappointed by the retail selection at hand. The same was true when Scott Freeman set out to find a rain jacket that could both stand up to the weather and was USA-made. So when he couldn’t pinpoint exactly what he was looking for, instead of giving up, he decided to make it. And so with his wife, Brittany, Freeman Seattle was born. We caught up with them to talk about how they got started, what people are saying about the brand and where to go in Seattle the next time you visit. Check out the Q&A below.Freeman was built on the notion of creating pieces people are always looking for but can’t find. What were the types of pieces you wanted to buy but needed to design because they weren’t available?We launched Freeman Seattle in 2010 on a very simple idea at first: Scott wanted to buy a classic-looking rain jacket that was up to the task of keeping the elements at bay and, above all, really wanted to support a USA-made brand in the process. After searching Seattle and beyond, we quickly realized it didn’t exist. So we decided to make it, really only intending to produce a single jacket.The rain jacket was our first foray and is still the item most associated with our brand. Another piece very much motivated by the “hunt for the elusive” is our Commodore Vest. Again inspired by the desire to marry a commonly found style into a new unique form, we took cut and styling notes from a traditional down vest but wanted the slimmer look of wool without the v-neck design found in many “gentleman hunting” styles of wool vests. The result was something part 70s mountaineering, part 20s woodsman and very much Freeman Seattle. I think the Commodore really captures the aesthetic we strive for, which could be summed up as something that looks very familiar and classic while being totally new all at once.Scott, you started out as a carpenter. What types of skills and design details translate from that craft to clothing design?When we were first sewing made-to-order jackets, I had high hopes my experience with taking a raw material and forming it into a well-conceived finished product would translate from cabinetry to garment building. Naive is the word that best comes to mind. While I think the concepts driving these two trades is similar, and I am grateful my mind seems to be wired for both, I would pick the relatively stable form of wood any day over fabric. I have said it in the past, and knowing what I know now about sewing and garment construction, it bears repeating: the sewing craft requires equal if not higher levels of skill than cabinetry. I am always impressed working with our shop at the products they produce. They deserve a lot of praise!What seems to be the favorite piece of customers thus far?The Freeman Rain Jacket. It was our original and now most senior piece, so it has a head start over the others. But there are other things that make it stand out. I think it’s partly due to the fact American-made rain jackets are a pretty unique offering in the current landscape. I think the other component is the idea of a small, Seattle-based company spearheading the effort. I don’t know if you caught The Killing on AMC, but they paint a bleak and heavily saturated picture of the Seattle climate, so maybe people want to know the rain jacket they’re buying comes from those in the know? If I was going to buy swim trunks, I think a Hawaiian company would steer me in the right direction. Same idea I suppose.We want to visit Seattle but don’t know where to go. Any tips on how to navigate the city like a local?Well, you’re in luck – Seattle isn’t huge, so you can navigate it like a local and catch the tourist sites en route. I’d say in my experience traveling, a great way to get a good picture of a city is through its favorite bars. They’re a window to the soul of sorts. On this topic, I have a few recommendations, namely, our favorite site for Freeman meetings, Hatties Hat. This long-standing establishment finds itself in a great little borough of Seattle called Ballard. Catch the Locks and see the Deadliest Catch bar to fill-out your tourist to-do list, but make sure you see Hatties Hat for respite from weight of being a traveler in a foreign city. Another recommendation, which includes some fine bar and eating options is the Georgetown neighborhood in the industrial heart of Seattle. If food or beverage isn’t your thing, check out Discovery Park. It’s a vast, former military base since reclaimed by the city of Seattle and is now the largest park in the city ( I believe) with tons of trails and vistas, picturesque in all weather patterns. If you’re in the right season, catch a Mariners game too; while our team may be in a “building” phase, our ballpark is top notch.To learn more about Freeman Seattle and shop, visit freemanseattle.com.
Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men A well knit wool sweater is more than just a layering piece for the winter. The right sweater will last you many seasons of use. We rediscovered Dale of Norway at the most recent Outdoor Retailer, and couldn’t be more pleased. Their traditional designs and modern take on wool is the perfect example of Norwegian craftsmanship. Whether you’re looking for après ski style, outdoors performance, or something in between, this heritage wool knitwear brand should be in your closet.Related: What To Dry Clean and When: A Guy’s Guide To Getting CleanThe textile industry in Dale, Norway got it’s start when business man Peder Jebsen built a modern textile factory alongside natural waterfalls for hydro-power, and a massive supply of high quality Norwegian wool. Since 1879 Dale’s timeless designs and attention to quality have been hallmarks of each sweater’s longevity. Some of their latest collections take that heritage into the twenty-first century.The Viking CollectionDesigned for the Norwegian Alpine Ski Team, The Viking collection features Viking Runes symbolizing protection and victory knitted into each design. We’ve been wearing the Henley style Basic Sweater ($239) spring skiing in Squaw Valley, and are impressed with the incredibly soft merino lambswool yarns. Add in a flawless, athletic silhouette, and you’ve got an anti-stink henley you can as easily wear in the office as you can on the slopes.Reworked CollectionThe sweaters in this collection combine classic Norwegian knitting patterns and designs with more modern materials and fits. With pieces from the same soft merino as the Viking Henley, to weather proof outerwear, these are more than simply retro or “throwback” pieces. Our favorite of the collection is the Lillehammer ($229) sweater. Re-imagining the original sweaters designed for the 1994 Olympic winter games, this modern version is skin soft, and the fit is exceptional.