About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham manager Pochettino: I tell Rose to stop thinking so much!by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the advice he gives to his left back Danny Rose.There was a time when it seemed as though Rose would be on his way out of Spurs.But he has fought back and emerged as their best left back again.When asked about Rose, Pochettino said to the Evening Standard: “Yes. There’s no doubt about Danny Rose’s quality. He’s a great player. “But like all players with quality, he needs to be focused on his job — focus, train and care about yourself and don’t think too much. “I’m always saying, ‘Danny — hey, you’re thinking too much, you need to stop, work and deliver the job we want!’ “When he arrives at the training ground, he asks, ‘What are we going to do? Laps, a training session, a tactical session? Gym or no gym? Shower or no shower? Eat or not eat?’ Stop, relax! “We think for him, but sometimes he tries to think for us. We’ve said, ‘Danny, you spend too much energy in thinking about everything. You need to stop. When you drive home, you can start to think again.'”He spends too much energy and then he doesn’t have energy for what he needs to do. And that is a dangerous situation.”
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John McGinn: Aston Villa punished for lack of experienceby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJohn McGinn says Aston Villa were punished for a lack of experience in Saturday’s draw with Burnley.The hosts blew their one-goal lead twice in the 2-2 result at Villa Park.McGinn said: “We didn’t manage the game properly and we got punished.”I know we are inexperienced at this level a lot of us but we are learning the hard way.”It is painful, you want to win. It doesn’t matter the level whether it is League Two or anywhere, you want to win games.If you have just scored it is so important, everyone knows you are vulnerable.”But we concede and it is a kick in the teeth because it is a game we deserve to win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Mason Mount admits surprise over wonderful Chelsea startby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Mason Mount has admitted he is a little surprised at the start the Blues have made in the Premier League.When their first game ended in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United, many worried for the Blues and boss Frank Lampard.But they have bounced back and are firmly in contention for a top four a lot.Their away form is especially impressive, as evidenced by a 4-1 win at Southampton this weekend.”It’s been going good away from home,” Mount told BBC Sport. “There are little things we can work on, obviously conceding, and we had a tough period but away from home we’ve been very good.”You’ve always got to have that confidence in yourself. To be fair, I probably didn’t think it would go this well at the start. Everyone is working hard, you can see how much it means to us.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on his players to show even more when they resume Premier League services against Arsenal.The Merseysiders are unbeaten in the league this season, and have won their last eight games since drawing with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium back in November.That run has seen them power ahead of Manchester City, who now lie seven points back after losing twice in the space of a week against Crystal Palace and Leicester City. 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? Liverpool’s last run-out saw them destroy Newcastle United in a 4-0 Boxing Day rout – but Klopp wants to see an improvement in Saturday’s clash at Anfield.“Arsenal are in a good moment; they have a fantastic team and a fantastic manager, so that will be really difficult,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.“A completely different game, of course. If we let them counter-attack like we did [against Newcastle] I don’t think we have a chance because they are really strong in that. So we have to improve so many things.“But on the other hand, we have 51 points and that’s unbelievable. We played the first part of the season unbeaten – that’s all good and we feel it, it feels really good.“The only little problem we have is the second part of the season starts [on Saturday]. What we wanted to do when we started in the summer was to create a basis in the first part of the season for the second part.“We’ve created that basis and now we have to work with it. What we did so far, we will do again and again and again. We’ll really be completely focused on the next game.“We need tunnel vision, all of us, being in the situation – dig in and try to make the best of each game. Then we will see where it leads us to.”Saturday’s Arsenal test is the first of two crucial fixtures for the Reds, who have never lifted the Premier League title since its inception in 1992-3.The following Thursday Klopp’s men will visit City’s Etihad Stadium, with the current league holders keen to break their current slump and relaunch a faltering title challenge. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Petr Cech admits a top-four finish is the priority for Arsenal this season, but he is hoping a Champions League return can be complemented by major silverware.The veteran goalkeeper is well versed in the art of trophy-collecting, having lifted a number over the course of a distinguished career.He is looking for another winners’ medal to be delivered in 2018-19, in what could be his final campaign with the Gunners as his contract runs down. 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? Helping the club to recover from a two-year absence from the European elite is the ultimate goal for all concerned at Emirates Stadium, but FA Cup and Europa League glory remain up for grabs.Cech, 36, said of Arsenal’s targets: “Our priority is to get into the top four [so we can] be in the Champions League and then you want to progress and evolve as a club, as a team. “We have a new manager and obviously we set our targets so if we can win a trophy together in the first season it would be a good achievement. “You play every game to win and this time we were in the FA Cup, we have the tradition as a club to do well and if we can win it, we’d like to do so. “It is the same with the Europa League – we started really well and are in the last 32. “These are two targets but the Premier League remains a big objective, to get into the top four.”Arsenal kept themselves in the hunt for another FA Cup during their last outing, with a 3-0 third round victory enjoyed over Blackpool.Unai Emery’s side made light work of League One opponents on the day, but it was an eventful trip to Bloomfield Road for the Gunners as they found themselves caught up in the ongoing protests of the home support against owner Owen Oyston.”We started with the guy sitting on our bus,” said Cech.”We had to change the bus. It was one of those things that were aware of and we knew that something might happen. “We tried to concentrate on our game, on our performance and obviously after that you think ‘okay, something might happen during the game’ but we were ready for it. “We knew that we have to concentrate on our performance. We did it really well.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lionel Messi admitted he had been below his best at the Copa America so far, but said Argentina’s progress to the semi-finals was most important.Argentina set up a blockbuster semi-final against hosts Brazil by beating Venezuela 2-0 at the Maracana on Friday .Messi has scored just once in Argentina’s four games, and his goal came from the penalty spot against Paraguay in the group stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Barcelona star, whose team face Brazil on Tuesday, accepted he was yet to hit top form at the tournament.”The truth is that it’s not been my best Copa America, not what I expected,” Messi said.”There are matches that occur in this way. You cannot play a lot, it’s complicated for those of us who want to do something different, to avoid rivals.”The important thing is that we won and we continue.”A Argentina se classificou para as semifinais pela quinta vez nas últimas seis edições da #CopaAmerica . pic.twitter.com/q6up6wsvT6 — Copa América (@CopaAmerica) June 28, 2019 Messi started in behind the front two of Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero against Venezuela, with the Inter forward getting on the scoresheet for the second straight game.After the win, Messi was happy with the attacking trio, while he slammed the pitches – which have been criticised throughout the Copa America – in Brazil again.”We know it is fundamental that if we want to play the top three, we must run and help in defence,” he said.”It is a cup match, anyone beats anyone. It is difficult to play, the pitches are bad. It is a shame that all the pitches are like this in a Copa America.”Argentina have advanced to the semi-finals without convincing in the tournament so far.They lost their first match in the group stage to Colombia, 2-0 and drew with Paraguay 1-1, thanks to Messi’s lone goal to date.They secured qualification to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Asian invitees Qatar.Despite their unsure play to date, they are now just one game away from a third straight Copa America final.If they should beat the hosts in the semis the Albiceleste will have a chance to avenge their defeats on the last two finals.They lost both games to Chile, in 2015 and 2016, in penalty shoot outs.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs were riding high before last weekend, but an upset loss to LSU on the road completely changed the mood in Athens. While the SEC titans definitely hurt their chances of making the College Football Playoff, quarterback Jake Fromm clearly isn’t giving up on the season.Fromm had his worst performance of the season, throwing two interceptions and completing just over 47 percent of his passes.However, the sophomore star shows no signs of letting his shortcomings define him. With five games left in the regular season, Fromm left an inspiring message for his supporters.“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance”Romans 5:3— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) October 14, 2018Sure, there are an abundance of fans calling for Justin Fields to start under center, but Fromm continues to prove he’s a leader. Besides, one game shouldn’t determine whether he’s the starting quarterback.Last season, Georgia was one quarter away from winning the national championship.If the Bulldogs can win out the rest of the season, they’ll be in excellent shape. Nonetheless, Georgia’s title hopes will rest upon the shoulders of its young gunslinger.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 7: The Oklahoma Sooners warmup before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers September 7, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 16-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to go back-to-back when the 2019 NFL Draft begins tonight. Kyler Murray is the favorite to go No. 1 overall.That follows last year’s Baker Mayfield selection by the Cleveland Browns at the top of the 2018 Draft. He looks like he is, at long last, the quarterback that the Browns have been looking for.Murray followed Mayfield as a Heisman winner, and he could do it as a top draft pick as well. The Arizona Cardinals took Josh Rosen early in the first round last year, but with former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury taking over as head coach, the potential to coach a Big 12 great like Murray may be too much.Of course, Kyler isn’t the only Sooner great looking for good news tonight. OU has the potential to land a few first rounders tonight.Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller published a new full seven-round mock NFL Draft today, with seven Oklahoma players being drafted.Three are heading in the first round, which airs tonight, per Miller’s predictions.Round 1, Pick 1 – QB Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinalspic.twitter.com/kGePeWhrId— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) February 11, 2019Miller, on Murray:Murray is the perfect quarterback for new head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense with his middle-of-the-field accuracy, his touch, his mobility and his arm strength down the field. He doesn’t fit the standard NFL size threshold at 5’10” and 207 pounds, but he has rare traits as a passer and runner that the league hasn’t seen since Michael Vick.Round 1, Pick 25 – WR Marquise Brown – Philadelphia EaglesDreams Do Come True ⭐️ Never Let Nobody Tell You What You Can’t Do! It’s Gonna Be A Blessing Catching From A NFL Quarterback 🙏🏿 But Who Will It Be???Vid: @kepps18 pic.twitter.com/UAR30SP2OL— Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) April 10, 2019In this business, sometimes you’re told a team wants a player, and you have a hard time rationalizing the pick. This is one of those times.The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to move on from Nelson Agholor, which would seemingly make Marquise Brown a fit and a need, but they also signed DeSean Jackson and are still intrigued by Mack Hollins at receiver.Round 1, Pick 30 – OL Cody Ford – Green Bay PackersStarted this journey a LONG time ago and FAR from being done. Draft day is a day away and I can’t wait to get this next chapter going. Thank you to all those who supported me along the way 🙏🏾 #RIPPAPA pic.twitter.com/DAklf6kj9f— Cody Ford (@Cody_Ford74) April 24, 2019Ford is a powerful right tackle prospect who could also play either guard spot as needed. With Bryan Bulaga unable to stay fully healthy, Ford is a plug-and-play answer on the right side. Since Aaron Rodgers has taken far too many shots to the facemask in recent years, addressing the deterioration of the right side with an extra first-rounder is the way to go.Round 4, Pick 119 – OT Bobby Evans – Cleveland BrownsRound 5, Pick 140 – OG Dru Samia – Oakland RaidersRound 5, Pick 161 – RB Rodney Anderson – Houston TexansRound 6, Pick 194 – OG Ben Powers – Green Bay PackersMurray is the headliner, but Oklahoma’s offensive line may be the most impressive thing here. The Sooners have long been a huge producer of top linemen, and that is not changing in 2018.Anderson in the fifth round is also very intriguing. The Texans could use another option in the backfield, and if not for a season-ending injury in 2018, Anderson may be projected to go much higher. He looked like one of the best rushers in the country before the injury.[Bleacher Report]
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Some of the time, when a player leaves a team midseason and that team later winds up winning a championship, the coaching staff decides to give the player a ring for his contributions to the program. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will not be doing that with former quarterback Kelly Bryant.Swinney revealed Wednesday that the Tigers will not be rewarding Bryant with a national championship ring for the 2018 season. Bryant started at quarterback for the team’s first four games before being benched for freshman Trevor Lawrence.Bryant, after the demotion, left the team and announced he’d be transferring. He wound up choosing Missouri ahead of the 2019 season.Swinney explained to ESPN why he made the decision: “He wasn’t on the team. You’ve gotta be on the team to get a ring,” Swinney told ESPN. “I love Kelly and appreciate what he did for us, but he decided to move on.”Lawrence, as we all know, took the starting job and ran with it. He improved as the season went on – eventually dominating both Notre Dame and Alabama in the College Football Playoff.While we’re sure Bryant is disappointed, he’s likely focused on his new program and teammates.Clemson fans – did Dabo make the right decision here?
ESPNIt has been a tough calendar year for college football’s beloved Bulldog mascots. Last year, we saw Uga get into a serious pregame predicament with Texas’ Bevo, and now Mississippi State’s Bully has gotten far too close to the contact sport.Early in the game, Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow broke a nice 30 yard touchdown run to open scoring. After crossing the goal line, he slid out of bounds, directly into the Mississippi State mascot.On first glance, it didn’t look like Bully was hurt, but having a 210-pound running back slide into you, whether you’re a dog or an SEC defender, can’t feel good. Video of the play, via USA Today‘s George Schroeder:Oh sorry Bully. … hope he’s ok. pic.twitter.com/jbwS8lHLKJ— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) September 28, 2019 We’re all worried about Bully, obviously, so ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe reached out to find out what his status is.It is unclear if he was injured in the collision, but Bully has been removed from the sideline.ESPN also showed a slow motion replay of the collision.Slow-mo of the hit on 🐶 with Holly Rowe on his status pic.twitter.com/nIGiuvxwBv— CFB Gif’er (@CFBgifer) September 28, 2019We all hope Bully is okay, and he can make his rightful return to the Davis Wade Stadium sideline soon, and hopefully in a safer location.It hasn’t been a good evening for Mississippi State otherwise, either. The Bulldogs trail Auburn 21-0 early.The Tigers have scored touchdowns on all three of their possessions against Mississippi State so far.Update: Phew…Bully’s Twitter account has issued an update, and the pup is fine and heading back to the field.Hey Bulldog Nation. Just want everyone to know I am fine!! I’m headed back out on the field now. Thanks for all the tweets and concerns. We love our fans!!! @SECNetwork @espn— MSU Bully Mom (@BullyXXI) September 28, 2019It may not help turn things around for the Bulldogs on the field, but it is good news nevertheless.
Reuters MelbourneJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 15:36 IST Andy Murray lost the first-round match at Australian Open 2019 to Roberto Bautista Agut (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray may have to undergo surgery on his troublesome hip again, Marseille Open organisers have saidMurray had said the Australian Open could be his last as a professional tennis playerMurray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery in January 2018 Andy Murray has pulled out of next month’s Marseille Open as he “may have to undergo surgery again”, the tournament organisers said on Friday.Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last January and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday having said the tournament could be his last as a professional.”…due to ongoing pain in the hip, Andy Murray may have to undergo surgery again and therefore playing the upcoming tournaments including Marseille was no longer an option,” the organisers said in a statement.”It’s tough but I don’t have a choice, I was very keen on returning to Marseille where I won the tournament in 2008. This title, one of the first of my career, remains a great memory,” Murray added in the statement.Also Read | Andy Murray slams Britain Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his successAlso Read | Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanAlso Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Marseille OpenFollow Australian Open 2019Follow Andy Murray retirement Andy Murray pulls out of next month’s Marseille OpenFollowing his first-round defeat at the ongoing Australian Open, Andy Murray has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 250 tournament in Marseille. advertisement Next
Next India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 14:37 IST Maria Sharapova was not amused by a few questions from journalists at the press conference. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova lost 6-4, 1-6, 4-6 to Australian Ashleigh Barty in Round 4Sharapova did not respond to a question on meldonium useSharapova shot back at journalist who asked her about the crowd booing herMaria Sharapova was not in the best of moods at the press conference after her fourth round loss at the Australian Open against local hope Ashleigh Barty and had a couple of runs in with journalists over controversial questions. Sharapova has not had a lot of success on tour since returning from the doping ban and is still looking for a big title.On Sunday, Sharapova was up against the crowd and Barty at the Rod Laver Arena under the Australian heat and despite winning the first set, Ash Barty rode on home support and shot right back to win a three-set thriller 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 22 minutes.Sharapova had had a great tournament so far but her accuracy deserted her against Barty, especially in the second set after which Barty produced an inspired show to down Sharapova. In the press conference after the match, Sharapova was asked about how her body holds up now that she cannot take meldonium and the former Australian Open champion was not amused.Reporter: You took meldonium legally for ten years to deal with your health problems. Now that it’s banned and you can no longer take it, is it a struggle physically to deal with the demand of a Grand Slam fortnight?Sharapova: Is there another question?Sharapova was banned three years ago for the usage of a drug called meldonium. Sharapova had been taking the drug since her early years for a health condition but she failed to keep a track of when the drug was added in the banned list of WADA. She had to face a 15-month ban and she has been trying to go deep in Grand Slam tournaments ever since her return.advertisementSharapova was also booed by the Rod Laver Arena crowd on Sunday when she took an extended bathroom break after the second set, which she lost 1-6. She was asked about the same by a journalist in the press conference and Sharapova snapped back.Sharapova: What do you want me to say to that question?Reporter: I don’t know. Just the truth, I guess.Sharapova: I think that’s a silly question to ask.Reporter: Did it affect you, though?Sharapova: (No response)On her loss to Barty despite creating chances for herself in the final set, Sharapova said, “Yeah, a different style, but a really tough style to play against. I thought she played a really great match, and I still had my chances which I didn’t take. I definitely had a let-down for many games straight, gave her that confidence, and she’s a confidence player, as well. And she’ll take it. She’s not going to back down. And she did.”Sharapova further said that she was looking to take care of her health and shoulder going ahead.”I thought I did a few things well this week. There is a lot of improvements to do. I still, as I said, still have to take care of the shoulder. You know, I need to serve better. That comes obviously, stems from the shoulder. That’s an important aspect of this year. I’ll be looking to do everything in order to keep it healthy.”Also Read | Nadal thrashes Berdych to reach quarters, Tiafoe beats Dimitrov on birthdayAlso Read | Former champion Angelique Kerber stunned in fourth roundAlso Read | Petra Kvitova storms into quarters after outclassing Amanda AnisimovaFor 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 Maria SharapovaFollow Ashleigh BartyFollow Australian Open Sharapova snaps at journalists over questions on meldonium, crowd booingAustralian Open: Maria Sharapova had a couple of run-ins with journalists at the press conference after losing to local Ashleigh Barty in the 4th round.advertisement
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India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 20:10 IST BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh | File photos from PTIHIGHLIGHTSAsaduddin said, “A terror accused has been rehabilitated by BJP”Asaduddin Owaisi criticised BJP’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on terrorismMalegaon blast victim’s father also approached NIA court to bar Sadhvi Pragya from contesting pollsAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (April 18) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.Asaduddin Owaisi called Narendra Modi “king of liars”.”PM of India, you are the king of liars, you don’t want to fight terrorism. If you wanted to fight terrorism, if you had class and sincerity, then you would not have made a person with terrorism charges a candidate,” Asaduddin Owaisi said.Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its recent decision to field Sadhvi Pragya as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, AIMIM took to Twitter and wrote, “Their [BJP] manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they [BJP] go ahead and nominate a terror accused [Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur]. What will they [BJP] say to those injured and murdered in Malegaon [blast case]?”Their manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they go ahead and nominate a terror accused. What will they say to those injured & murdered on Malegaon?#PragyaJoinsBJP pic.twitter.com/umX2pHF65fAIMIM Official (@aimim_national) April 18, 2019″A terror accused [Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur] has been rehabilitated by the BJP. The brazenness must be astounding to outsiders; but we are discussing it like it is a routine political strategy. This is the BJP’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on terrorism,” Asaduddin Owaisi wrote on Twitter.A terror accused has been rehabilitated by BJP. The brazenness of must be astounding to outsiders; but we are discussing it like it is routine political strategyThis is the BJP’s zero tolerance policy against terrorism https://t.co/7U3awA6X0nadvertisementAsaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) April 18, 2019On the day (April 17) when Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was fielded as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti said, “Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag!”Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag! According to these guys terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise all Muslims are terrorists. Guilty until proven innocent https://t.co/ymTumxgty7Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 17, 2019Read | Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, Mehbooba asks what if I fielded a terrorist Political activist Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday (April 18) urged the Election Commission (EC) to debar BJP’s Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha polls as she was facing terror charges.In a letter to the poll body, Poonawalla said that the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had found Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur to be the “principal conspirator” in the 2008 Malegaon blast in which six people were killed.I have filed a complaint with the #ElectionCommission to not allow #SadhviPragyaSinghThakur ji from contesting the #LokSabhaElections2019 as she is a terror accused. Hardik Patel a riot accused was also prevented by the EC.I state: I am not a member of any political party 1n pic.twitter.com/JfaaOH82E2Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) April 18, 2019Read | Tehseen Poonawalla moves EC against Sadhvi Pragya, says BJP fielding terror accused in pollsThe father of one of the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast also moved the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday, urging it to bar prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha elections.The application was filed by Nisar Sayeed, who lost his son in the blast, a day after the BJP fielded Thakur from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh.Sadhvi is facing trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Saffron-clad Thakur (48), with her trademark short hair and sporting a rudraksh mala, became the face of right wing extremism after being arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Sadhvi Pragya was given a clean chit by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), but the trial court refused to discharge her from the case.She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in 2017. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when a bomb went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. According to the prosecution, it was the handiwork of a Hindu extremist group.The court dropped the charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against her, and she is now being tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.(Inputs from PTI)Also Read | Lok Sabha Election 2019: All dates, full schedule, constituency-wise details, all you need to knowAlso Read | Sadhvi Pragya, Malegoan blast accused, joins BJP; who is she?Also Watch | Sadhvi Pragya Thakur joins BJP, may take on Digvijaya Singh from BhopaladvertisementGet 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 byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Asaduddin OwaisiFollow Sadhvi PragyaFollow Narendra Modi PM Modi is king of lies, says Asaduddin Owaisi taking jibe at BJP candidate Sadhvi PragyaCriticising the BJP and its recent decision to field Sadhvi Pragya as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Asaduddin Owaisi said, “BJP manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they go ahead and nominate a terror accused.”advertisement
(16.5) Toss: IND elected to bat No data available! Match Ended India IND 79 (52) (20.0) (20.0) 3/39 (4) vs South Africa SA graphs advertisement Saurabh Kumar BengaluruSeptember 22, 2019UPDATED: September 22, 2019 23:12 IST India’s captain Virat Kohli, and South Africa’s captain Quinton de Kock hold the winners trophy. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli revealed that they would continue with this template of opting to bat first after winning the tossKohli won the toss and chose to bat first with an eye on testing the team’s abilities in defending a totalSouth Africa beat India by nine wickets in the third T20I to level the three-match series 1-1India were completely outclassed in the 3rd T20I as South Africa defeated them by 9 wickets to level the series 1-1. This happened after India skipper Virat Kohli took everyone by surprise after opting to bat first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, a venue where teams look forward to chasing in the shortest format.It was for the first time in seven T20Is at the venue that the captain winning the toss had batted.The result though did not turn out in India’s favour but Virat Kohli revealed that they would continue with this template of opting to bat first after winning the toss in order to test the team in the toughest of the situations.Kohli’s bold move to bat first boomeranged on his team as Quinton de Kock (79) spearheaded South Africa’s chase for a series-levelling nine-wicket win in the third T20 International here on Sunday.”Exactly what we wanted to do and that’s going to be the template we’ll follow for games we have before the World Cup (on opting to bat after winning the toss). The mindset has to be flexible and to try out things when situations are stacked against us. We will have games like this where we don’t execute what we want. But as long as the intent is there to improve, we’ll be in a good zone. “India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Report | HighlightsIndia skipper also admitted that the South African bowlers bowled well and used the pitch well as the hosts failed to read the tempo of the game.advertisement”I think South Africa bowled well, the pitch suited them in the first innings and we weren’t able to read the tempo of the game well. I would say only in T20 cricket (where chasing is easier).””In one-day cricket you have time for the bowlers to come back, but here a partnership of 40-50 can take the game away from you. One good partnership and you’re under the pump even if you’re defending 200.”Stressing on the fact that players who have done well in the domestic circuit are getting opportunities, Virat Kohli said that they will try to get the squad composition right as soon as they can.”The squad composition we’ll try to get right as soon as we can. The guys who have done well in the domestic circuit are getting opportunities, so it’s not like we are playing random people. You have to understand as well that it’s a very young side, you have to give them time as a team to come together. We batted till 9 tonight, and that’s one area we’re looking to strengthen.”Also Read | India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: David Miller equals world record for most T20I catches as a fielderAlso Read | India vs SA: Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni’s record of playing most T20Is for IndiaAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Fans troll Rishabh Pant after another flop show in BengaluruAlso 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 India vs South Africa 3rd T20IFollow Virat Kohli Beuran Hendricks (SA) B. Hendricks (SA) South Africa Referee: Sir Richie Richardson (WI) Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), CK Nandan (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND) Scorecard 134/9 Super Over view more view less South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:00 (Local Time) – 2/14 (4) 140/1 India IND 140/1 South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019, 3rd T20I South Africa beat India by 9 wickets view full scorecard South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019 commentary Top Bowlers Top Bowlers We batted first to come out of our comfort zone: Virat Kohli after 3rd T20I defeatIndia vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli revealed that Indian team opted to bat first as they wanted to come out of their comfort zone and test the team’s abilities in defending a total. 36 (25) (16.5) Next Quinton de Kock (SA) de Kock (SA) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen South Africa SA 134/9 Match Ended Shikhar Dhawan (IND) S. Dhawan (IND) India Series Status: 3 T20I series drawn 1-1 Player Of The Match: Beuran Hendricks Player Of The Series: Quinton de Kock Kagiso Rabada (SA) K. Rabada (SA)
Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 08:51 IST Li Xue Rui was among the most dominant players of her time before an injury at the Rio Olympics disrupted her career (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLi had won gold at the London Olympics and All England Championship in 2012Li last played the Korea Open last month when she retired from her first round matchLi has won 14 Superseries titles in total and was BWF Female Player of the Year in 2013Former Olympic champion Li Xue Rui has announced her retirement from international badminton, the BWF announced on Thursday.The 28-year-old Chinese, who won gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, was among the most dominant players of her time before an injury at the Rio Olympics disrupted her career.Li had announced her arrival when she had beaten Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and compatriot Liu Xin as a 19-year-old on way to her first major title at the Badminton Asia Championships in 2010.She soon emerged as one of the most difficult players to beat as she dominated the top-tier events.She won the 2012 All England Championship before going to claim the coveted gold medal at the Olympics.Li went on to win silver medals at the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Championships, beaten in the finals by Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon and Spain’s Carolina Marin respectively.She had entered the Rio Olympics as a favourite but suffered an injury, which was later diagnosed as an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture, at the semifinal against Marin. She lost the match and was out of action for over a year.On comeback, Li won the Lingshui China Masters in April, before completing a hat-trick of titles — winning the US Open and the Canada Open.The Chinese, however, couldn’t reclaim the form at top-tier events. She last played the Korea Open last month when she retired from her first round match against Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi.In her illustrious international career, Li has won 14 Superseries titles and was named the BWF Female Player of the Year in 2013.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Li Xue Rui Former world and Olympic champion Li Xue Rui retires from international badmintonLi Xue Rui had won the 2012 All England Championship before going to claim the coveted gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.advertisement Next
Editors’ Recommendations Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar Anyone remember Miami in the 80s? It was a bit run down, great local seafood and there was always that random Gianni Versace spotting. These days Miami is booming with mega luxury hotels, super clubs and pricey restaurants (although the service is still on par with a gas station in Guadalajara).Needless to say we were happy to discover a low key concept hotel, make that hostel, that recently opened called Freehand. There are bunk beds, shared rooms, local food and an amusing bar called The Broken Shaker.We had a chin wag with Roy Alpert, Brand Director of Freehand to hear more about this anti glam and idyllic little getaway.What is the concept / vibe of Freehand and why is it suited to Miami right now, especially with the mega rich taking Miami to Dubai-an levels of wealth? The concept behind Freehand is to create a premium hostel brand that incorporates innovative design, destination local food and beverage, and a truly social hospitality experience, all offered at an affordable price. This concept suits Miami for a few reasons. One is that Miami attracts Europeans and South Americans, as well as other international youth travelers, that are accustomed to shared accommodations. They are really embracing the concept. Secondly, our local food and beverage program is a great destination for locals. It’s very rare for locals in the US to hang out at a hostel, but thanks to The Broken Shaker, our popular mixology bar, this is happening.Are there going to be dress codes and velvet ropes here or will we find a more relaxed Miami vibe?The local community has been somewhat abandoned due to the “Las Vegas-ification” of Miami. There are too many mega clubs with $18 vodka sodas and velvet ropes. The locals have really embraced the friendly backyard vibe of the property, as well as the accessible price points.Where will the restaurant be located?We are in the process of restoring a historic house on the property, and transforming it into a restaurant, bar, and common area. The House will invite solo travelers and groups of all sizes to forge new connections over good food and in good company. The restoration will preserve the beauty of Russell Pancoast’s original 1930s design while providing new, modern touches, like a rooftop garden above the Kitchen.What should we expect from The House?The food will be made from scratch – local when possible, and organic when it is better. The restaurant’s focus is Miami, so the cuisine will have heavy Latin inspiration and touches of Asian influence. For the most part, dishes will be creative, healthy, and light, prepared with modern techniques that make the food exciting and current. Daily specials and themed nights will keep things interesting for guests. Lower price points, larger portions, and family style service will appeal to both international travelers and local regulars. London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups
There’s no shortage of custom bike builders these days, with custom choppers, bobbers and cafe bikes popping up like mushrooms after rain. Many are simply parts-swap machines with different bars, a custom seat, new paint and some parts lopped off or added to meet expectations of The Look the builder/owner wanted. Others are fantastical creations that rarely turn a wheel on actual pavement – pity, that.Then there are bikes like this Honda CB550 bobber, called Blacksquare, by builder Kyril Dambuleff of New Jersey. One look (fantastic photo gallery shot by Dambuleff above) and you know this is next-level craft. But the story behind the bike may be more fascinating than the machine itself, because Dambuleff isn’t some garage-dwelling gearhead with a ton of free time and customization experience. This is his first custom bike.Long story short: Dambuleff, a long-time rider and man of many talents, bought the low-mile 1977 Honda from a seller on eBay for $900 despite already owning other motorcycles (two BMWs), not because he’s an avid customizer or restorer, but because he didn’t feel he knew enough about… motorcycles.More specifically, Dambuleff wanted a bike to simply tear down so he could really understand how engines worked and how the different systems on a basic motorcycle functioned together.He’s in good company. Many motorcyclists today are about as familiar with the intricacies of their bikes as they are with brain surgery (brain surgeons excepted, of course). New motorcycles today are becoming more and more like new cars: computerized, homogenized, technofied, increasingly sterile. Seems like we only know something is amiss when the well-named idiot light goes on or a message appears in the LCD display. Off to the shop it goes.ABS, EFI, traction control and all the rest are great rider aids and make for amazing performance, but new bikes today aren’t exactly something you strip down in the garage with your own tools like riders did in decades previous. That pre-digital simplicity is what drew Dambuleff to the all-analog CB550, carburetors and all. Building the brass-tinged masterpiece the CB eventually became was not in the plan – at first.I guess I forgot to mention up top that when Dambuleff isn’t figuring out internal combustion processes for fun in the garage, he’s doing expert woodwork, taking magazine-quality photos (film degree: USC), pouring words into his website, or working for GE (science degree) in a very technical capacity. But I digress.Following his Buy It Now moment, the CB (below) arrived on a truck, complete with ape-hanger handlebars, a funky seat, ugly backrest and other modifications that were right in line with its 1970s heritage. But, only 5K miles were on the clock. In other words, a bike literally begging to be taken apart.And come apart it did. Four times in total before Blacksquare was fully realized. Dambuleff said that with the help of a mechanic friend, they took the bike apart for the first time and he began poking about in the heart of the CB550, which he says was chosen for its immediate availability, not because he has a soft spot for old Hondas.Once apart, the mysteries of internal combustion became, well, less mysterious, and when it was time to piece the venerable Honda back together again, Dambuleff decided he’d like to make a few changes, a few… improvements. As anyone who ends up sinking a boatload of cash, time, blood and sweat into a bike build can tell you, those are very, very infamous last words.Rather than detail in minute detail how the details of the build came together, I urge you to head on over to Dambuleff’s excellent website dedicated to the bike. Set aside some time. He goes into lengthy but engaging tales of how the Blacksquare came about, from the brass bits to the name (hint here) to how the bike conforms to The Golden Ratio on multiple levels. Like I said, set aside some time. It’s worth it.But, really, why the brass bits? Dambuleff said that, of course, he wanted it for the look, and initially, just the carb bells were brass. But when he ordered a pair of chrome marine spotlights with the intention of using one as a headlight, some polishing indicated that under the chrome plating, the lights were solid brass. It was a fantastic accidental find. He stripped the chrome off one light and installed it as the headlight, and as the build went on, he added more yellow bits, mostly brackets and fasteners, that complimented the headlight and bells, but he also stopped well short of overkill.Now that the Blacksquare bobber is complete, Dambuleff said he isn’t interested in making similar bikes for others and he’s also not interested in selling the Blacksquare, which he says gets plenty of time out on the road. But is the Blacksquare his first and last custom? Definitely not.Following the completion of the Blacksquare bobber, Dambuleff said he took what he had learned from his mechanic friend while tearing down that first engine and got ahold of another CB550 (they’re not exactly rare) and rebuilt its engine from the crank up – solo. So now he’s got another engine and chassis ready to roll, and he’d like to do another build, this time with a smaller tank and other stylistic adjustments that better show off Soichiro’s iconic four-banger.Looks like the Blacksquare is going to get a brother. On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy Editors’ Recommendations The Custom Indian x Traeger Motorcycle Features a Legit Barbecue Grill Sidecar All photos by and courtesy of Kyril Dambuleff. What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types
The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 8 Best Rums for Piña Coladas Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Editors’ Recommendations Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Even though Johannesburg is a city of contrasts, rife with both crime and beauty, the city’s mix of dining, shopping and history make it a bucket list destination. Just make sure to be aware of your surroundings at all times, and you’ll have experience that is like no other in the world.PLAYHAREM NightclubWant to see how South Africans pop bottles? Head to this hotspot to experience the club scene in Johannesburg. Dance to the city’s hottest DJs on any given night of the week.160 Jan Smuts AvenueJohannesburgKitchener’s Carvery BarHead to this iconic dive bar to see where the creative set of Johannesburg gathers to unwind, have a drink and endless good times. On weekends you’ll find local DJs, just make sure to arrive early if you don’t want to be stuck in line.71 Juta StreetJohannesburgSHOPThe CosmopolitanThis colonial building houses one of the city’s newest and coolest lifestyle complexes which comes complete with options to eat, drink, and shop all in one place. Snag some African tea at the tea house, or buy clothes from South African fashion designers.24 Albrecht StreetJohannesburgEAT & DRINKBolton Road CollectionRosebank’s newest culinary darling has amazing cocktails. Share a platter with asparagus arancini, marinated buffalo mozzarella, potato churros and more at your table, and then go for the West Coast mussels with calvados, cream and more.2 Bolton RoadJahonnesburgChe Argentine Grill303 Fox StreetExperience South Africa’s top quality meat through this chic Argentinian steakhouse where you can can get all kinds of steak complete with the Argentinian accoutrements.303 Fox StreetJohannesburgSTAYThe Peech HotelStay in luxury at Johannesburg’s premier eco-friendly The Peech Hotel. Luxury and calm await you at this 16-room hotel.61 North StreetJohannesburg