Transfers The Covert Agent: Bruce Kamau and Ruon Tongyik set for shock Western Sydney Wanderers switch The Covert Agent Last updated 1 year ago 04:10 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Melbourne City A-League Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers Western Sydney Wanderers Goal’s exclusive spy can reveal the talented Melbourne City pair are set to rejoin their former Adelaide United coach Melbourne City duo Bruce Kamau and Ruon Tongyik are set for a stunning switch to Western Sydney Wanderers for the start of 2018-2019 A-League campaign.The Covert Agent can reveal the pair are in discussions with the Wanderers and a deal is close to being completed that would see them reunite next season with Josep Gombau, who coached both at Adelaide United.Gombau is believed to be keen to sign his former proteges as he attempts to rebuild the Western Sydney squad with players that suit his coaching style. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It is understood Kamau and Tongyik, who are close friends, have split from agent Buddy Farah and started negotiations with the Wanderers under new management.Kamau starred for City in the first two matches of the A-League season – scoring three goals – but after returning from Australian under 23 duty last week, the 22-year-old winger started on the bench behind both Dario Vidosic and Daniel Arzani for the club’s match against Newcastle Jets.Central defender Tongyik joined City in 2016 – the same year as Kamau – and after impressing last season in his 15 appearances for the club, he has yet to play a single minute under Warren Joyce despite making the match day squad on eight occasions.Melbourne City travel to Suncorp Stadium on Sunday to take on a Brisbane Roar side full of confidence after a victory at Central Coast last weekend.
Transfers Liverpool trolled by Leipzig after failing to land Keita early Chris Burton 19:11 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Liverpool Naby Keïta Bundesliga RB Leipzig Premier League The Reds have a summer deal in place for the summer, with the Bundesliga outfit he is set to leave delighting in having avoided a January agreement Liverpool may have a deal in place for Naby Keita, but the Bundesliga outfit have trolled the Reds over the failure to push an early agreement through.With Philippe Coutinho having left Anfield for Barcelona during the winter transfer window, Jurgen Klopp was expected to step up his efforts to bring in midfield reinforcements.As Keita is already set to complete a £57 million move to Merseyside in the summer, it was suggested that his switch could be brought forward – with Leipzig being suitably compensated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player No concerted effort was put in to making that happen, though, and the Guinea international will see out the season in Germany – much to the delight of his current employers.Leipzig made it clear throughout the endless rounds of rumours that they had no intention of negotiating an early release, with Keita considered to be vital to their cause.A statement released by the club in mid-January read: “Naby Keita will remain an RB Leipzig player until 30th June 2018. We wish to put the speculation about a January move to Liverpool to bed.”Klopp also moved to quash talk urging him to make a late foray into the winter market.The German tactician told reporters on his plans as deadline day approached: “Philippe Coutinho is not to be replaced in this transfer window. We have to stop thinking about. It’s not about replacing anybody. It’s about using our own opportunities, tools, players, tactics, all that stuff.”Those comments were music to Leipzig’s ears, with the window now closed and Keita still on their books.It’s February 1st! #DieRotenBullen pic.twitter.com/uo7u0XG8Qr— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 1, 2018Despite having a deal in place to leave the club, Keita has remained a regular for Leipzig this season.He has made 22 appearances in all competitions, netting six goals and providing one assist. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Liverpool Hamann: Liverpool need more than Van Dijk to win the Premier League Sean Wilson 23:22 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The German says that Jurgen Klopp needs to sign an additional midfield player, claiming that Emre Can should not be allowed to hold the club to ransom Former Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann believes his old side need more than just Virgil van Dijk to consistently challenge for titles. The Reds broke the transfer record for a defender when they paid Southampton a reported fee of £75 million for Van Dijk at the beginning of January in an attempt to solve their long-standing issues at the back.And although Hamann hailed the new signing, he feels a defensive midfielder is also necessary to provide stability. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “[The defence has] been an issue for a long time,” he told Omnisport.”I think Van Dijk will improve them, I think he brings pace and a physical presence to the team but I think they lack a holding midfielder. “I think they’ve lacked that holding midfielder for a while now so unless they bring in someone who really protects the back four, I think Van Dijk will improve them but not as much as I think they need to be improved to really challenge for titles on a consistent basis.”Hamann made 283 appearances for Liverpool, most notably winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League, but a holding player with the German’s characteristics is perhaps absent from the current squad.The options available to manager Jurgen Klopp include club captain Jordan Henderson and Emre Can, who is in the final six months of his contract and has been heavily linked with a switch to Juventus. Hamman – who, like Can, spent his formative years in the Bundesliga before moving to the Premier League – does not see his compatriot as the answer, and feels Liverpool should not be overly concerned by the midfielder’s contract situation. He said: “I would like to see him at Liverpool still next season but at the same time Liverpool gave him the opportunity to play in a very good team and if he were to go, yes he’d be a loss in a way but I wouldn’t be held to ransom by a player who has performed OK, because OK for Liverpool is not good enough.”Dietmar Hamann was speaking on behalf of TAG Heuer to promote the TAG Heuer Premier League Pressure Test (http://tagheuerpressuretest.com/). TAG Heuer is the Official Timekeeping Partner of the Premier League
NxGn Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi & the top 10 teenage stars to watch at Chelsea Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 18:35 4/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Clive Rose NxGn Chelsea Premier League As part of the NxGn series, Goal takes a look at the most promising young players plying their trade at the most successful academy in England
Ronaldinho Gaúcho Ronaldinho set to marry two women at the same time Goal 05:11 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Ronaldinho Gaúcho WTF Brazil The Brazil legend will reportedly wed his two girlfriends in an August ceremony at the trio’s mansion in Rio de Janeiro Brazil legend Ronaldinho will reportedly marry two women simultaneously in an August ceremony. According to O Dia, the former Selecao star will marry Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza in a highly unorthodox wedding affair. The 38-year-old started dating Coelho in 2013, and then became involved with Souza in 2016 while still in a relationship with Coelho. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Instead of the expected messy situation, Ronaldinho’s dalliances created an eventually “harmonious” love triangle, with the trio living together at the former Barcelona star’s mansion in Rio de Janeiro since December. And now the happy trio are set to tie the knot in a ceremony that will skirt Brazilian laws banning bigamy and polygamy. Because Ronaldinho is planning on marrying both women at the same time, the trio’s relationship will be considered a three-person civil union, which is legal in Brazil. The Brazil legend’s sister will reportedly skip the August wedding in Rio de Janeiro due to her disagreements with her brother’s lifestyle. Ronaldinho officially retired from football in January, and announced two months later that he would be entering politics. But in the meantime he has clearly been working hard on forming the best trident we’ve seen since his halcyon days with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o at Barcelona.
Real Madrid Bale criticised by Toshack for failing to learn Spanish during Real Madrid stint Chris Burton 04:29 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Real Madrid Gareth Bale Primera División The Wales international has hinted at a summer move, with a fellow countryman and ex-Blancos boss questioning the effort he has put in over five years Gareth Bale has faced criticism from former Real Madrid manager John Toshack for failing to learn Spanish during a five-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.Having moved to the Spanish capital as part of a record-breaking transfer in 2013, the Wales international has now hinted that he could soon be heading for the exits.He admitted after a match-winning performance in the Champions League final that he will be weighing up his options this summer as he seeks to find a starting berth “week in, week out”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now If he is to leave Madrid, then the 28-year-old will depart with a Liga title and four Champions League crowns under his belt.He has failed to win over everybody, though, with fitness issues proving problematic and fellow Welshman Toshack questioning how much effort Bale put in to adjusting to new surroundings.He told Cadena SER: “He is a different player from his team-mates.”He doesn’t like to speak to the press, and it’s very sad that with all the time he has been in Spain, he doesn’t know how to speak the language.”If you are going to play in another country, at least you have the obligation to try.”People will always think better of you if you make the effort.”Toshack, who has taken in two spells as Madrid boss during his coaching career, has also supported Zinedine Zidane’s decision to drop Bale at times.He may be a superstar performer with a ‘Galactico’ profile, but his struggles to steer clear of the treatment table have proved frustrating for all concerned.Toshack added: “If you put yourself in Zidane’s situation you have to understand it.“If you analyse the injuries you see that they are not normal.“Bale would undoubtedly be a starter if he did not have those injury problems.” Bale, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, was able to end the 2017-18 with 39 appearances across all competitions.A stunning brace off the bench against Liverpool in the Champions League final also took his goal return to a healthy 21 – his best return for Madrid since hitting 22 in his debut campaign.
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Twitter/@BriceMarichMichigan quarterback commit Brandon Peters is one of the top passers in high school football, and the following highlight shows why. Peters, a four-star recruit out of Avon, Ind., finished with 381 yards and four touchdowns, none more impressive than his second.#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his second TD pass to give Avon their first lead at 21-14 in the 2Q pic.twitter.com/pU5UIcLEsU— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015Peters’ three other scores showed his impressive touch near the end zone.Brandon Peters throws a beautiful pass for the TD. Avon now tied with Ben Davis 7-7 with 2:11 left in the 1st pic.twitter.com/o90TJx0yXz— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his third TD pass of the first half! Avon leads Ben Davis 28-21 pic.twitter.com/BK4GesEw6j— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters scores his fourth TD of the game. Avon leads 35-28 with 9 minutes left pic.twitter.com/r6SvvKocgJ— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, Brandon Peters adds to his touchdown total throwing a great pass to give Avon the 35-28 lead pic.twitter.com/9sKHHHswLY— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Ultimately, Peters and Avon were outlasted by Ben Davis, led by another Michigan commit, four-star running back Chris Evans, 49-42. The two repped their future school after the game.#Michigan commits, Brandon Peters and Chris Evans throwing up the pic.twitter.com/ziSRYnUoVP— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Michigan fans have a lot to look forward to.
USC.USC has decided to troll Alabama ahead of its season-opening game against the No. 1 team in the country. It’s a bold move.The Trojans are selling “Roll Tears Roll” shirts in their bookstore in anticipation of the non-conference tilt against the Crimson Tide.Here’s the shirt:The USC Bookstore decided it was a good idea to troll Alabama. https://t.co/NqabqBrgTJ pic.twitter.com/EwZW8DAteI— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) August 18, 2016From ESPN:The USC Bookstore — the actual bookstore, not a group of students — didn’t learn from their mistake.On sale, both online and in person, in anticipation of USC’s Sept. 3 opener in Arlington, Texas, against defending national champion Alabama, are cardinal-and-gold shirts that read: “Roll Tears Roll.”The shirts are reportedly on-sale for $19.95 and “going fast.” USC and Alabama are set to play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
Talk of Alberto Moreno linking up with Barcelona following his release by Liverpool has Reds legend Steve Nicol stunned, with the Spanish full-back considered to be “a disaster” defensively.The 26-year-old, along with England international striker Daniel Sturridge, is leaving Anfield at the end of his contract.He walks away as a Champions League winner, but has struggled to justify the faith shown in him when snapped up from Sevilla in 2014. 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? Moreno is now expected to head home, with it suggested that he could even be acquired by La Liga champions Barca as back-up to Jordi Alba.Nicol, who has kept a close eye on events at Anfield over recent years, would be amazed to see a proposed deal put in place, telling ESPN FC: “Surprise? It would be an absolute shock.“I mean, listen, the truth is Moreno going forward is really good on the ball – I’m being kind here, really good.“Defensively, he’s a disaster.“Quite frankly, the reason Barcelona got beat 4-0 by Liverpool was partly down to the two full-backs.“Surprisingly, Alba can’t defend properly.“So why are they going to go and get another full-back who can’t defend? It makes no sense to me at all.“Moreno no question is moving. He’s not going to Barcelona, no.”While Liverpool have already agreed to part with Moreno, Nicol believes a similar call should be made with Divock Origi despite the Belgian forward making an important contribution to the club’s Champions League triumph in 2018-19.The Scot added on a 24-year-old forward who netted the match-clinching second goal in a 2-0 final win over Tottenham: “For Liverpool’s sake, they should get rid of him and I think he has to go for his own sake.“But for Liverpool’s sake, they have got themselves into a place now where they need to think how they can take themselves to the next level.“And for me the next step is by making the squad bigger and better and I don’t think that Origi makes the squad better.“Whenever he has played, generally for [Roberto] Firmino to give him a break, the level has dropped and that is why they need to let him go.“Now, he is going to be remembered at the club for ever and a day, not only for the goals in the Champions League final and semi-final, but also for the one against Everton.“So he will be remembered, but unfortunately he is just not good enough to be playing at the level that Liverpool need to be.“He has never really become an automatic starter at Anfield and that has affected him.”
Portugal and Netherlands face off in Porto on Sunday for the right to get their hands on the inaugural UEFA Nations League trophy.A sensational Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fired the reigning European champions into the final at the expense of Switzerland, while the Dutch defeated England in extra-time in the other semi-final.Ronald Koeman’s side will hope to shake off the weight of history – having lost three of their last four major finals and never beaten Portugal in Portugal – as they look to continue their upswing in fortunes. 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? Portugal hold a historical advantage over the Oranje as well as the backing of home support, but a 3-0 loss to the same opposition in March 2018 will still be fresh in their minds. Game Portugal vs Netherlands Date Sunday, June 9 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream UNIVISION fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Portugal squad Goalkeepers R. Patricio, Beto, Sa Defenders Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Cancelo, Dias, Semedo, Rui Midfielders Moutinho, Carvalho, B. Silva, D. Pereira, Pizzi, B. Fernandes, Neves Forwards Ronaldo, Felix, Guedes, Sousa, R. Silva, Jota The major issue for Portugal is the news that centre-back Pepe will miss the game after picking up an injury in the semi-final. The Porto defender will be replaced by Jose Fonte.Joao Felix and Ruben Neves have been dropped from the starting XI, while Goncalo Guedes and Danilo take their places.Confirmed Portugal starting XI: Patricio, Semedo, Fonte, Dias, Guerreiro, Danilo, William, Bruno Fernandes, Silva, Guedes, Ronaldo. Position Netherlands squad Goalkeepers Cillessen, Vermeer, Bizot Defenders Hateboer, De Ligt, van Dijk, Ake, van Aanholt, de Vrij, Blind, Dumfries Midfielders Propper, Wijnaldum, de Roon, Strootman, Vilhena, van de Beek, F. de Jong Forwards Bergwijn, Babel, Depay, Promes, L. de Jong Koeman has no fresh injury concerns coming into the match, but the former Everton boss was expected to make some changes after second-half alterations helped his side defeat England.However, he has opted to stick with the team that lined up against England, with Marten de Roon keeping his place in midfield and Ryan Babel on the left wing again in support of Memphis Depay.Confirmed Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen, Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blid, De Roon, Wijnaldum, De Jong, Bergwijn, Memphis, Babel.Betting & Match Odds Portugal are at home and strong favourites to win this match with bet365, who give odds of 27/20 on the Selecao to come out on top.Netherlands are priced at 12/5 to triumph and a draw in regulation time is available at 9/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Sunday’s Nations League final between Portugal and Netherlands has been touted as a battle of the captains : Virgil van Dijk on the Dutch side and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Portuguese corner.That, of course, is a simplistic depiction of the game that will play out at Estadio do Dragao, with plenty of distinguished stars – Frenkie de Jong, Bernardo Silva, Memphis Depay and Ruben Neves to name a few – littered throughout both sides.Koeman’s men have restored some of the confidence that abandoned them in the past two qualification cycles, but it was notable that they struggled for large swathes of the semi-final against England. Indeed, were it not for England’s recklessness in defence, they may not have made their way into the decider at all.In a season which saw Ajax mesmerise Europe and the world with their dazzling brand of attacking football, the national team fell well short. They will have to improve on that display significantly in the final if they wish to pick up their first title since 1988.Portugal, on the other hand, were firing on all cylinders in their semi-final against Switzerland, with Ronaldo rolling back the years to score three vintage goals in an all-action display.Netherlands may have to rely on their cohesiveness as a team to pull off a result on Sunday, but Portugal will be more than happy to let the Juventus star drag them to glory. However, the 34-year-old has a capable supporting cast too.”When I pull on the shirt of the national team, it’s a huge honour for me and it’s a different feeling than it is playing for clubs,” Ronaldo told UEFA.com .”We are positive; we are playing at home. I hope the stadium will be great, that there will be good energy, that this energy will be transmitted to us, and that everyone can be confident, because we will try to give our best. Together, we can become champions.”
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 20: Tyler Hayek #81 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights takes to the field with his team against the Northwestern Wildcats before the game on October 20, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Rutgers is only two games away from having its miserable 2018 season mercifully ended, but that is still plenty of time for the Scarlet Knights to create more viral blunders.Today, it was the worst interception of the 2018 college football season, courtesy of freshman quarterback Art Sitkowski, who had thrown 16 entering today. Sitkowski has tossed two to Penn State this afternoon, and his second one was a doozy.On 1st-and-24, Rutgers tried to run a halfback screen play, but Penn State had it sniffed out perfectly, most likely because it is one of only about four plays Rutgers attempts to run on a weekly basis. Sitkowski had nowhere to go with the ball.He tried to throw it away, but ended up doing whatever this is instead.Artur Sitkowski throws his 18th interception of the year, and this one is by far the worst. No pressure, off his back foot, with no receiver in the vicinity. pic.twitter.com/3H5jZ7qGnQ— Brian Fonseca (@briannnnf) November 17, 2018Penn State’s Garrett Taylor will never have an easier interception in his life. That was unreal.Sitkowski’s decision to throw it away was smart, but you have to really throw it away there. Just lobbing it up does nothing.Sadly, Rutgers’ defense has come to play so far today. They’ve held Trace McSorley and the Nittany Lion passing offense in check and have limited running back Miles Sanders to 44 yards on the ground.However, the Scarlet Knights’ offense is so inept, it doesn’t matter. Sitkowski was benched for senior Gio Rescigno, but we’ll see if it makes any difference.
Serious weather caused some broadcast problems for ESPN this evening.Boise State is hosting Fresno State and there was a major snowstorm during the contest, which caused for a pretty cool visual on television.Unfortunately, we also had some other things going on, leading to an unwatchable game.Check it out:Always good when you have to go with lines like “I think Fresno State has the ball.” The smoke was nuts: https://t.co/TO6ZEP0IRi— Andrew Bucholtz (@AndrewBucholtz) December 2, 2018Here’s what happened:At the end of the third quarter, there were some fireworks set off, and that led to a massive bank of smoke in front of the announcing booth. That made it hard for commentators Steve Levy and Brian Griese to see the game, and it also made it tough for the ESPN high camera:Yikes.Boise State and Fresno State are tied, 13-13, late in the fourth quarter. The game should be watchable now.
STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 04: Running back Justice Hill #5 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys is hit by defensive back Steven Parker #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The NFL Combine is starting to heat up. Over the last few days, players have been measured, and some drills have gotten underway.For the running backs, the most important may be the 40-yard dash. We now have official times for every player that has participated.This year’s class may not have an Ezekiel Elliott or Saquon Barkley who is likely to go in the top five. There are a number of big-time college talents in the field, though.Alabama’s Damien Harris and Josh Jacobs, Kentucky’s Benny Snell, Ohio State’s Mike Weber, and Penn State’s Miles Sanders are among the big names in Indianapolis this week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Here are the official 40-yard dash times for each running back at the NFL Combine.A few notable players chose not to run, due to injury or other concerns: Alabama’s Josh Jacobs, Appalachian State’s Jalin Moore, Michigan State’s LJ Scott, Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson, and Stanford’s Bryce Love.Each player runs twice, and then an official best time is listed.The full results, with players listed by school.PlayerSchool40 Time (Seconds)Damien HarrisAlabama4.57Josh JacobsAlabama—Jalin MooreAppalachian State—Alexander MattisonBoise State4.67Jordan ScarlettFlorida4.47Devin SingletaryFAU4.66Elijah HolyfieldGeorgia4.78David MontgomeryIowa State4.63Alex BarnesKansas State4.59Benny SnellKentucky4.66Nick BrossetteLSU4.72Darrell HendersonMemphis4.49Tony PollardMemphis4.52Travis HomerMiami4.48Karan HigdonMichigan4.49LJ ScottMichigan State—Dexter WilliamsNotre Dame4.57Mike WeberOhio State4.47Rodney AndersonOklahoma—Justice HillOklahoma State4.40Miles SandersPenn State4.49Qadree OllisonPitt4.58Bryce LoveStanford—Ryquell ArmsteadTemple4.45Trayveon WilliamsTexas A&M4.51Myles GaskinWashington4.58James WilliamsWashington State4.58Alec IngoldWisconsin4.89Oklahoma State star Justice Hill clocked the best time, at a 4.4 flat, a full .05 seconds faster than second-place finisher Ryquell Armstead out of Temple.Alec Ingold clocked in with the slowest time at 4.89, but he’s a fullback. Among the true running backs, this drill was not kind to Elijah Holyfield, who ran the 40 in 4.78.[NFL.com]
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Joanna Lobo New Delhi March 5, 2019 ISSUE DATE: March 11, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 13:38 IST Photo by Danesh JassalwalaMumbai’s Blue Synagogue has had a facelift. After two years of restoration, the neoclassical structure, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue or the Blue Synagogue, opened to the public on February 7.Built by Jacob Sassoon, David Sassoon’s grandson, in 1884, it has, over the years, become one of the most iconic JewishMumbai’s Blue Synagogue has had a facelift. After two years of restoration, the neoclassical structure, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue or the Blue Synagogue, opened to the public on February 7.Built by Jacob Sassoon, David Sassoon’s grandson, in 1884, it has, over the years, become one of the most iconic Jewish structures in the city. A walk through the renovated structure reveals some things old, some things new and not much blue. The stained glass windows have a new shine on them, courtesy conservationist Swati Chandgadkar. Mumbai’s Blue Synagogue gets a facelift changing its colour, but gaining a lot moreThe Minton tiles, imported from England, and hidden beneath ceramic ones, have been restored, reset and, in some places, replaced by replicas from Bharat Floorings and Tiles. The roof and terracotta ceiling has been repaired and strengthened. The original brass-cast lights, hanging from the ceiling, sparkle with new light.The Victorian stencillinggrapevines, floral motifs and Star of Daviddiscovered under layers of paint has been restored. Funds for the project came from the JSW Foundation, Sir Jacob Sassoon and Allied Trust, the Kala Ghoda Association and the World Monuments Fund.The biggest change is the colour. During the restoration, we uncovered layers of paint and found the original Victorian palette of colourssage green, dull olive green, bottle green, deep burgundy and gold. We wanted the restoration to be as authentic as possible, so we decided to stick to this palette, says conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah, who spearheaded the restoration.advertisementThe once sky blue exterior now sports white with patches of indigo. We didn’t find the original colour outside. We could’ve just kept it white, but we wanted to respect oral history and public association with the building. We used a natural pigment, indigo, to ensure there’s still some blue, she says.The biggest challenge was integrating modern amenities in a manner that doesn’t destroy the façade. As such, there are no AC vents, pipes, ducts or false ceiling visible. The ground floor has a kitchen and eating hall, which is still being worked upon. The synagogue is open to visitors, who need to carry proper photo identification.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet 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 byIram Ara Ibrahim Not so blue anymoreThe Minton tiles, imported from England, and hidden beneath ceramic ones, have been restored, reset and, in some places, replaced by replicas from Bharat Floorings and Tiles.advertisement Next
Reuters New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 16:28 IST Jofra Archer has the chance to impress in England’s series vs Ireland and Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland announced their 15-man preliminary squad for the 2019 ICC World CupJofra Archer was left out of the World Cup squad but named for Pakistan seriesArcher can still make it to the World Cup if he impresses in the Pakistan seriesEngland have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.Barbados-born Archer, who shone for Sussex last season and in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 competition for Hobart Hurricanes, is eligible for national selection under new England and Wales Cricket Board residency rules.The 24-year-old could get a World Cup call-up if he impresses in the warm-up games as changes can be made to the squad until May 23, seven days before their tournament opener against South Africa at The Oval.Joe Denly, whose last ODI appearance came in October 2009, retained his place in the World Cup group as a backup spinning all-rounder.Although he could be among the pool of players, including Liam Plunkett and Tom Curran, who will feel the pressure if Archer performs well over the next few weeks.Archer’s ability to bowl at more than 90 miles per hour and his lower-order power-hitting skills have earned him a number of high-profile admirers, including England regulars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.”The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer’s performances in domestic and franchise cricket. He is a very talented and exciting cricketer,” national selector Ed Smith said.BREAKING: @englandcricket announce their #CWC19 squad! pic.twitter.com/kInGrqpgUxCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 17, 2019England play Ireland in a one-dayer on May 3 before a five-match ODI series and a Twenty20 against Pakistan.”In line with ICC (International Cricket Council regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup before April 23,” Smith added.advertisement”However, all 17 players named in the ODIs against Pakistan can stake a claim to be in the final 15-man squad, finalised at the end of that series.”Fast bowler Chris Jordan, Archer’s Sussex team mate, could also make a comeback to the ODI setup against Pakistan, despite playing his last 50-overs game for England in September 2016.”Chris Jordan, a regular in IT20 squads over the past few years, has continued to develop as a cricketer — as we saw in the IT20s in the West Indies. He fully deserves his return to the ODI squad,” Smith said.”With regard to resting players, we are conscious of managing player workloads leading into such an important summer so that players are in the best possible condition for the World Cup. That was also a factor in the way we have selected these three squads.”England squad for Pakistan ODI series: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.Also Read | World Cup 2019 Team India players full list: Virat Kohli to lead 15-man squadAlso Read | David Warner, Steve Smith back in Australia squad for 2019 World CupAlso Read | Bangladesh announce 15-man squad for 2019 World CupFor 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 EnglandFollow England & Wales Cricket BoardFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow England World Cup squadFollow Jofra Archer England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squadThe England and Wales Cricket Board announced their 15-man preliminary squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup, with the name of Jofra Archer being a notable absenteeadvertisement
Editors’ Recommendations You might not think about it, but the right lighting can have a profound effect on the mood of a given room. This isn’t just some hoity-toity interior decorator advice either – it’s science. Different wavelengths of light affect your brain chemistry in different ways. I won’t get too deep into the geekery behind it, but its all about this chemical called melatonin that’s secreted by your pineal gland. Read up on it if you like; it’s pretty fascinating stuff and makes an interesting conversation topic.Even without all the science, it’s pretty easy to understand how light affects your mood. We all tend to feel happier and more relaxed when we’re outside under the sun, and tend to get anxious and irritable after too many hours under harsh florescent tubes. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that having good, soft lighting in your house can make a huge difference on how relaxed you feel when you’re at home. Switching out your lightbulbs is definitely a start, but if you want a little bit more character to your living room, check out these awesome industial style bottle lamps from Peared Creations.The industrial look obviously won’t work in every space, but if you’ve got that rustic Southern aesthetic going on in your home, these lamps would fit perfectly. They come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and designs, but all make use of the same simple materials: black iron pipes, elbow joints, faucet handles, cloth covered-cords, and empty bottles of booze. They aren’t just any old beer bottles though – Peared Creations sources their bottles from historic breweries located all over the US, so if you want to show off a little local flavor, you can get a lamp that’s custom fitted with a bottle from your area.Check out all of the designs at PearedCreation.com How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites
Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Whether you already know all there is to know about Chinese astrology, or it’s more of a distant memory of something you read on a placemat, here’s a rundown of what’s in the stars for 2017: year of the rooster.Let’s start with the basics. The Chinese zodiac, like the Greek zodiac, is super about the number 12. But instead of having a corresponding animal for each of the 12 months, the Chinese zodiac runs on a cycle of 12 years — each year with its own animal. When the cycle starts over, the animals are assigned different elements, too. And starting on Chinese New Year, which is January 28 this year, we’ll be hanging out with the rooster. The fire rooster, no less. Sounds invigorating?We’re leaving behind the year of the monkey, the trickster animal. Sounds like 2016 to us. The rooster year, if you’re one to entertain a bit of mysticality, goes hand in hand with some core rooster traits. It symbolizes getting energized at the asscrack of dawn, ready to face anything in your way like a boss. This year’s supposed to be a great time to get ahead at work, and not by schmoozing your way to the top. We’re talking getting down to the nitty-gritty and working hard for authentic results. Along with being a hard-working sign, the rooster is also into looking good — strutting, tailfeathers, the works. If you’ve been wearing the same tired wardrobe for a while or have started to feel weird about your man bun, this is a great year to reinvent yourself through a totally new approach to fashion. So get out there and get down to business. Take some pride in looking good doing it. And pro tip from Muhammed Ali: “A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”Related Reading: New Year, New Hobby: Box Brew Kits Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity
Experience Life on Mars With TripAdvisor’s Astroland Agency We admit to geeking out over anything outer space-related. Black holes, solar eclipses, touring the International Space Station with Google Street View. If you too are an unabashed astronomy nerd, here are three once-in-a-lifetime trips to add to your bucket list.Witness a Rocket Launch (Russia)MIR Corporation has been facilitating bespoke tours of some of the world’s most incredible destinations for more than 30 years. Their Inside the Russian Space Program Tour is as close as most mortal men can get to an actual, working space program. The small-group (just 16 passengers) tour starts in Baikonur, at the program’s launch facility near the Kazakh steppe. Visitors will witness first-hand the rollout of a Soyuz rocket and the entire pre-launch ceremony. Top officials from the Russian program, astronomy veterans, and family members of cosmonauts will be on-hand for interviews and pre-launch chats. The tour concludes with a full launch of the Soyuz as it heads to the International Space Station. Prices start at $14,295 USD.Graduate Space Camp (Alabama)If you never fully shed your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut, there’s still time to train like one. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama isn’t just for kids (although there’s plenty of them there too). The adult version of the one-of-a-kind camp, known as Adult Space Academy, allows attendees to launch test rockets and be a part of an extended-duration space mission simulation. Adults, in particular, can also try out the Multi-Axis Trainer (a purpose-built device that simulates some of the craziest maneuvers of space travel), a chair that simulates the moon’s gravity, and the Underwater Astronaut Trainer (a massive pool designed to simulate living and working in a weightless environment). Prices start at $549 USD per person (for a three-day course).Visit a Dark Sky Preserve (Worldwide)If you love stars, stargazing, and planet-watching, there’s no better place to visit than a dark sky preserve. Most urban areas — including large swaths of the eastern and western coasts of the United States — are so densely populated that those who live in these regions have never truly seen the night sky. Designated dark sky preserves were designed to provide the best, most unobstructed viewing opportunities for stargazing, to see the sky as our ancestors did. Cherry Springs State Park (Pennsylvania), Death Valley (California), and Goldendale Observatory Park (Washington state) — all of which we’ve covered before — are among the best dark sky preserves in the country. To find the one nearest you, check out the International Dark-Sky Association. Many parks offer dedicated astronomy talks from local experts, as well as guided “tours” of the night sky. Visits are free in many cases, not including the cost of travel. Editors’ Recommendations Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuary World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 Nevada’s Train to Nowhere Promises Out-of-This-World Stargazing