World Cup ‘Messi has it tougher than Maradona’ – Barcelona star lacks Argentina support, says Caniggia Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 03:02 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty World Cup Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina Primera División A modern day legend will be hoping to emulate the achievements of an iconic fellow countryman by securing World Cup glory in Russia this summer Lionel Messi has it tougher with Argentina than Diego Maradona did, says Claudio Caniggia ahead of the Barcelona superstar’s next shot at World Cup glory.Despite collecting an enviable haul of major honours at club level, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner is still waiting on a first senior international trophy with his country.Messi has come close in World Cup and Copa America competition, but has endured heartache in each of his final outings to date. 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 As a result, he is yet to emulate the achievements of iconic countryman Maradona – who inspired Argentina to global glory in 1986 – and truly cement a standing as the greatest of all time.Caniggia, who played alongside Maradona at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, believes Messi’s task is made all the more difficult when representing the Albiceleste as he does not boast the same backing as a legendary predecessor in the No. 10 shirt.“Messi doesn’t get the same support from his teammates as Maradona did. I think that’s true,” a forward who earned 50 caps for his country told FIFA’s official website.While conceding that Messi is often expected to carry the weight of expectation by himself, Caniggia feels that Argentina do have the firepower to challenge in Russia this summer.Jorge Sampaoli’s side are not considered to be among the favourites, but they will be able to call upon the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria.Caniggia added on the class of 2018: “What’s in our favour is that the best attacking players can put fear into anyone.“Their names alone unsettle the opposition. The other teams don’t think: ‘Higuain is being criticised in Argentina’. They think: ‘He’s Juventus’ top goalscorer’.“Our weak point is that we’re still not solid at the back, and there are still a couple of places up for grabs.”Argentina will open their World Cup 2018 campaign against Iceland on June 16 before going on to face Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.
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Barcelona chief Abidal made check on Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Koulibalyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Eric Abidal was in Italy over the weekend on a scouting mission.Mundo Deportivo says Abidal was in the stands to see Napoli’s comfortable 4-1 win over Lecce.And the subject of the Frenchman’s interest was Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly.Both midfielder Ruiz and defender Koulibaly are high on the shopping list of Barca.However, any January move is unlikely as Barca do not have the necessary funds available. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Departing Man City midfielder David Silva not short of offersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeparting Manchester City midfielder David Silva isn’t short of offers.The veteran will leave City when his deal expires in June.Offers from Japan, Qatar and David Beckham’s soon to be launched MLS club Inter Miami have all arrived, says Goal.However, Silva does not want to make a quick decision. The 33-year-old captain has been with City since arriving from Valencia in 2010.
ben boulware heartfelt letter to clemson fansThe Clemson Tigers, despite a heartbreaking loss in Monday night’s national title game, accomplished a great deal in 2015. The program posted 14 wins, an ACC title and an Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff national semifinal. Most importantly, they proved that they belong in the conversation when it comes to the nation’s top programs.Tuesday morning, junior linebacker Ben Boulware took to Twitter with a long letter for Clemson fans. In the note, he expresses that while he’s heartbroken, he’s forever grateful for the support from both the coaching staff and the fans. He also told his followers that Clemson will be “back” next year.pic.twitter.com/gnBEp5xbKO— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) January 12, 2016Clemson, which returns a great deal of its talent, will likely be one of the top-ranked teams heading into 2016. Perhaps the Tigers will get another shot at a title in the near future.
Iran claimed top spot in Group D of the Asian Cup after a 0-0 draw with Iraq, who were also already through to the last 16 of the tournament.With little to play for it was a tame affair between the sides on Thursday, with few chances of note created by either Iran or Iraq’s attacks.Ahead of the knockout stages, Iraq coach Srecko Katanec will be concerned about the fitness of Ali Faez Atiyah, who briefly left the field on a stretcher during the second half. 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? Iran’s Mohammad Kanani and Iraq’s Ahmed Ibrahim recorded the only shots on target of a low-quality first half at Al Maktoum Stadium.After Atiyah’s injury scare, Mohanad Ali Kadhim went close to giving Iraq the lead but his shot from the edge of the penalty area was easily gathered by goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.As Iraq grew increasingly desperate to score the goal they needed to claim top spot, Ali Adnan Kadhim sent a 35-yard effort off target in the 69th minute.Bashar Resan Bonyan then missed to the left of Beiranvand’s goal with another long-range strike as Katanec’s side continued to push for a winner.Beiranvand tipped over a header from Alaa Abbas in the 77th minute, but Iraq could not find a way to break Carlos Queiroz’s defence down despite their second-half pressure.The draw means Iraq finish the group stage unbeaten for the second time in Asian Cup history, last doing so in 2007 when they went on to win the tournament.A perfect night for football #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/TRENrXJt2h— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 16, 2019
Luis Suarez has been included in Uruguay’s final squad of 23 players for the Copa America despite continuing to recover from knee surgery. Suarez missed Barcelona’s shock defeat to Valencia in last weekend’s Copa del Rey final after having an operation on his meniscus. But he was named in Oscar Tabarez’s squad for the Copa America on Thursday, with the selection also including Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who had an injury-hit 2018-19. 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? Both players were prolific when they were playing this season. Suarez scored 21 times in La Liga, second only to team-mate Lionel Messi and level with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema in the league scoring charts, averaging a goal per every 135 minutes played. Cavani averaged a goal per every 93 minutes played in Ligue 1, managing 18 in total to finish third in the league scoring charts behind team-mate Kylian Mbappe and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe. Diego Godin is also in among the star names on the roster after the experienced defender confirmed his forthcoming exit from Atletico Madrid, who are also represented by defender Jose Gimenez. Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, one of the revelations of the Premier League season, Inter’s Matias Vecino and Juventus duo Martin Caceras and Rodrigo Bentancur are among the other notable players included. Uruguay face Panama in a friendly before opening their group campaign against Ecuador on June 16. Japan and Copa America holders Chile are also in Group C. The side will be looking to win their first Copa crown since 2011. Confirmado el plantel de 23 futbolistas de @Uruguay para la #CopaAmérica Brasil 2019.#ElEquipoQueNosUne pic.twitter.com/tl9MYy6JIX— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) May 30, 2019Uruguay squad in full: Martin Campana (Independiente), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Libertad); Martin Caceres (Juventus), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo Saracchi (RB Leipzig); Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Giovanni Gonzalez (Penarol), Diego Laxalt (AC Milan), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Gaston Pereiro (PSV), Lucas Torreira (Arsenal), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Matias Vecino (Inter); Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Maxi Gomez (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Luis Suarez (Barcelona).
“How much has Barcelona spent in the last five years?” Those were the words of Cristiano Ronaldo as he collected his umpteenth award on Monday, reminding fans of Real Madrid’s unprecedented dominance in the Champions League in recent seasons.In fact, the outlay lies at an enormous €966 million (£885m/$1078m) since the Blaugrana last lifted the trophy in 2015, a staggering amount of money when you consider the manner in which they were dumped out by Roma and Liverpool in consecutive years despite holding significant first-leg advantages. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? So who are the brains behind the business? At the top of the tree is president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who at first had Andoni Zubizarreta (technical secretary) alongside him, then Robert Fernandez (technical secretary) and Albert Soler (sporting director), Jordi Mestre (vice president) and Pep Segura (general manager for sport) followed, and now Eric Abidal (director of football) and Ramon Planes (assistant technical secretary) head up the technical staff – a transfer merry-go-round in itself.The work of those individuals has helped Barca dominate La Liga in recent times, winning three of five titles since their 2015 treble success. It is striking, however, that of the 21 players signed in the past five years, very few have cemented a spot in the starting XI.In defence, Samuel Umtiti showed great promise at first but then lost his spot to countryman Clement Lenglet. And while Nelson Semedo is seen as a quality player, Sergi Roberto starts at right-back when the crunch matches come to pass.Further up, Arthur Melo has played 90 minutes on just a handful of occasions in midfield and is unlikely to start ahead of summer signing Frenkie de Jong. In attack, big things are expected of Antoine Griezmann, but Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele’s struggles to fully integrate serve as something of a warning, with neither having yet fully justified becoming two of the most expensive signings in Barcelona’s history.Raising €467m (£428m/$520m) has softened the financial blow somewhat during this period, with the average spend each summer settling at around €100m (£92m/$111m) – an entirely acceptable amount for a team of Barca’s stature.What is not acceptable, however, is the lack of continental success. Four seasons is too long given the club continue to enjoy the presence of Lionel Messi – arguably the greatest to ever play the game – at a side obsessed with European titles.Will this summer’s business mark an upturn in fortune regarding new arrivals? Who knows. But until we get to the business end of the 2019-20 Champions League, Ronaldo is well within his rights to continue running his mouth.
BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)There is awful news to report regarding former Colorado and Indiana head coach Bill Mallory. He is in hospice care.The 83-year-old Mallory underwent emergency brain surgery this week. He needed the procedure following a fall.According to Mallory’s son Curt, the head coach of Indiana State, his father has been put on hospice care after failing to improve following the surgery.The family of Bill Mallory is overwhelmed by the love and support for our father, Papa and beloved husband. Following a fall on Tuesday, Bill had emergency brain surgery. Sadly, there has been no improvement and hospice care has begun. All your love and prayers are so very apprecThe family of Bill Mallory is overwhelmed by the love and support for our father, Papa and beloved husband. Following a fall on Tuesday, Bill had emergency brain surgery. Sadly, there has been no improvement and hospice care has begun. All your love and prayers are so very apprec pic.twitter.com/1Sta7ZmH60— Curt Mallory (@CmalryMallory) May 24, 2018Mallory spent 27 seasons as a head coach at the Division I level: 13 at Indiana, five each at Colorado and Miami (Ohio) and four at Northern Illinois. He reached a bowl game at all four stops.Mallory’s overall record was 168–129–4. He led IU to six bowl games in eight seasons from 1986-1993, a high point for the program.In 1976, Mallory made his lone appearance in a major bowl, taking Colorado to the Orange Bowl.Our thoughts and prayers are with Mallory’s family at this time.
COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts after a call during their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With one of his players dead, and a giant report by ESPN that he helped establish a “toxic” culture at Maryland football, head coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leave. Ahead of that decision, one of his former bosses, Will Muschamp, responded to the situation, and left a lot to be desired.Muschamp is currently the head coach at South Carolina, his second top job in the SEC. From 2011-14, he served in the same role at Florida.Durkin was a holdover from Urban Meyer’s Florida staff, and coached linebackers, special teams, and eventually served as Muschamp’s defensive coordinator. When Muschamp was fired in 2014, Durkin was made the interim head coach of the Gators. He went on to take the defensive coordinator job under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan before being named head coach at Maryland.In late May, offensive lineman Jordan McNair suffered what has now been reported as heatstroke during an off-season workout. Days later, he died in the hospital. ESPN’s report paints a different picture than what Maryland says happened, citing unnamed players who were at the workout.“There were multiple people that said, ‘Wow, Jordan looks f—ed up, he doesn’t look all right,’” the player said. “We knew he was really exhausted, but we didn’t know he was in danger of his life. But that doesn’t mean that a medical professional shouldn’t know to put him in an ice tub.”Multiple sources said that after the 10th sprint finished, Wes Robinson, Maryland’s longtime head football trainer, yelled, “Drag his ass across the field!”A second player at the workout told ESPN: “Jordan was obviously not in control of his body. He was flopping all around. There were two trainers on either side of him bearing a lot of weight. They interlocked their legs with his in order to keep him standing.”The piece also spoke to unnamed former Maryland staff members, who had little positive to say about the atmosphere created by Durkin and strength coach Rick Court, who is said to be Durkin’s right-hand man and was his first hire at Maryland.A former Maryland staff member said: “I would never, ever, ever allow my child to be coached there.”A second former staffer said that while he has seen and heard coaches curse at players, he’d never been on another coaching staff with this kind of philosophy. “The language is profane, and it’s demeaning at times,” he said. “When you’re characterizing people in such derogatory and demeaning terms, particularly if they don’t have a skill level you think they need to aspire to, or they may never get, then it’s rough to watch and see because if it was your son, you wouldn’t want anybody talking to your son that way.”[…]“We always talked about family, but whose family talks to you like that, calls you a p—y b—-?” a third former staffer said. “There are so many instances.”In speaking to the media today, Will Muschamp railed against the anonymous sources speaking out against DJ Durkin.From The State:“There is no credibility in anonymous sources,” he said. “If that former staffer had any guts, why didn’t he put his name on that? I think that’s gutless. In any football team, especially right here in August, you can find a disgruntled player that’s probably not playing. I think it’s a lack of journalistic integrity to print things with anonymous sources. I know DJ Durkin personally. I know what kind of man he is. I know what kind of person he is. I don’t think it’s right. Next question.”Muschamp also defended his former assistant as a person:“He worked for me for four years at the University of Florida. He is an outstanding football coach, but he’s also an outstanding husband and father and he treats people with respect,” Muschamp said.Given the severity of the situation, with a young man dead, and numerous other horrible allegations in the ESPN piece, Muschamp comes off as very tone deaf. Plenty of railed against his statement, including those in the media who are self-proclaimed fans of the Gamecocks coach.Love what Muschamp is doing with USC’s football program, but his understanding of journalism is quite bad https://t.co/Otggus5qol— Avery Wilks (@AveryGWilks) August 11, 2018This is disappointing from Muschamp to attack the journalism done by ESPN https://t.co/on7qIEzEuf— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 11, 2018Funny. Will Muschamp has been an anonymous source in stories for years. https://t.co/VnXatRBFN7— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) August 11, 2018Will Muschamp demonstrating that in addition to having no idea how to coach decent offense, he also has no idea how journalism works. https://t.co/1owaD3hr1U— CFB Data Lab (@redmondlonghorn) August 11, 2018A player is dead, but Muschamp is more worried about attacking ESPN’s article and the staffer giving them information.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 11, 2018Muschamp’s answer here shows exactly why people felt they had to speak anonymously in order to shine a light on the toxic culture within college football.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 11, 2018I just lost respect for Will Muschamp. Anonymous sources took down Richard Nixon and many other important people. A young man died at Maryland and he said nothing about that. Really bad take. https://t.co/C48g7eDQvB— David Kaplan (@thekapman) August 11, 2018I love Will Muschamp, but the part he misses about anonymous sources: nobody wants to go on record for fear of losing a scholarship, job, or future opportunities. Most journalists try to do their jobs citing more than one source. It’s something we’ve all been taught.— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) August 11, 2018With Durkin on leave, offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been tabbed as interim head coach. We’ll have more on this developing story as it comes out.[The State]
NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 18: Florida State Seminoles cheerleaders perform during a break in play against the Cincinnati Bearcats the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Florida State’s football program has seen better days.The Seminoles, now led by new head coach Willie Taggart, are about to suffer their second loss of the 2018 season. FSU is being blown out by Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.Yikes.All of college football Twitter seems to be enjoying this, outside of FSU fans, of course.The 20-0 score doesn’t due justice to the hopelessness that Florida State has shown today. No discipline. No adjustments. Will they ever change QBs? What has to happen?— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 15, 2018My god Florida State. I don’t even know what to say.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 15, 2018Me trying to find Florida State’s offense pic.twitter.com/eud0940qtc— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 15, 2018With 6:26 to go in the second quarter, Florida State has 62 total yards against Syracuse.Western Michigan had 621 yards against Syracuse in Week 1.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 15, 2018Florida State is approaching dumpster fire status— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 15, 2018Yeah, this isn’t good.
EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans after a 32-23 Michigan win at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Saturday’s Michigan vs. Michigan State game was a fiery one throughout, including both before and after the game.Ahead of kick-off, Michigan players did not vacate the field as Michigan State came out for its pregame team walk. That resulted in a dust-up, and some fiery words from both sides.After the game, Jim Harbaugh called the situation “bush league,” and said that Mark Dantonio was standing five-yards behind the scuffle smiling.Before the game, a 21-7 Wolverines win, Devin Bush tore up the Spartans’ midfield logo with his cleats. The whole afternoon was not exactly filled with good sportsmanship.Michigan State released a statement about the pregame scuffle today, essentially standing behind its team, stating that Michigan was aware of the timing for MSU’s team walk and didn’t leave the field.This evening, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel also put out a statement.Via Angelique Chengelis:“I had a conversation on the field with Michigan State Athletic Director Bill Beekman prior to the game regarding the situation that occurred during pre-game warmups. My preference is to keep that conversation and any further discussions between us. I will work with our staff and the conference to see how this situation can be prevented from happening in the future. It is a great rivalry between two Michigan Universities, and the focus should remain on the game, the way it’s played, and the final result.”The win was much-needed by Michigan football, which entered the year under fire because of the team’s lack of big wins under Jim Harbaugh.Now, the Wolverines have back-to-back wins against Wisconsin and Michigan State, they’re directly in the College Football Playoff picture, and Ohio State is reeling after a blowout loss at Purdue. UM has to be pretty thrilled with how Saturday turned out, even if there were some ugly moments.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers passes against the Colorado Buffaloes in the first half at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It isn’t every year that a 4-8 ending in a loss results in primarily good feelings among a fan base, but Nebraska football fans are taking that approach after the 2018 campaign. The play of freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez is a huge reason.Martinez, who missed a full game and parts of a few others due to injury early in the year, finished with 2,617 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He completed 64.6-percent of his throws, and had a decent 7.54 yards per attempt.He is also a true dual-threat player. Martinez finished second on the team with 629 yards and eight touchdowns.Martinez threw for 260 yards and ran for 76, accounting for three total scores in the dramatic season-ending loss at Iowa. The Huskers fell 31-28 to the Hawkeyes.After the game, college football insider Bruce Feldman raved about Adrian Martinez, calling the Nebraska football star a potential future Heisman winner.It is high praise, but Martinez really looked like one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the country, regardless of age, when healthy.Feldman was extremely excited about his potential on Friday afternoon.Adrian Martinez is such a stud. Kid is soooo impressive. Wouldn’t be shocked if he won a Heisman there someday.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 23, 2018After this rebuilding year, which featured some brutal close losses, Nebraska will enter 2019 with very high expectations. It is hard not to be bullish on what Scott Frost is building in Lincoln.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 01: Nick Fitzgerald #7 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs rushes during the 2019 Outback Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Iowa held off Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, ending its season with a 27-22 victory to earn its ninth win of the season. The Hawkeyes also earned a lot of people free coconut shrimp.Each year, the Outback Bowl has a free food promotion tied to the game. If the SEC team wins, fans can get free Bloomin’ Onions at Outback Steakhouse. If the Big Ten team wins, fans can get free coconut shrimp.For the first time in four years, it’ll be the shrimp. It’s the Big Ten’s first win in the bowl game since back in 2015 when Wisconsin took down Auburn in overtime.Since, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina have all won the game.Outback celebrated Iowa’s win on Twitter with an update on the offer.We’re celebrating Iowa’s win at the Outback Bowl with a FREE Coconut Shrimp with purchase on January 2nd. Mention to your server to redeem. ? pic.twitter.com/oMLWvdTL0Y— Outback Steakhouse (@Outback) January 1, 2019Iowa, with the win, finished the year with a 9-4 record. The victory should give the Hawkeyes plenty of momentum heading into 2019.Mississippi State, meanwhile, finishes with an 8-5 mark. The Bulldogs will reload for another year against the SEC’s best.
India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 14:37 IST Ricky Ponting said Sourav Ganguly is very passionate at Delhi Capitals (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets on MondayDC went to the top of the IPL points table with 14 pointsRicky Ponting heaped praise on Sourav Ganguly after the winDelhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting heaped praise on advisor Sourav Ganguly after Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets and go top of the Indian Premier League points table.Rishabh Pant blasted an unbeaten 78 off 36 balls, along with valuable contributions by openers Shikhar Dhawan (54) and Prithvi Shaw (42), helped Delhi Capitals win the match with four balls to spare at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday.From being rivals in international cricket, Ponting and Ganguly have been brought together by a new Delhi management to help win the team’s first IPL title.Speaking to the host broadcasters after Delhi’s win over Rasjathan, Ponting couldn’t help but praise Ganguly.”He is being terrific. He is very passionate. I am not sure how closely you guys are watching what’s happening in the dugout,” Ponting said.”I can quite often get a little bit carried away with what’s happening in the middle but he is a bit more out there than me, wearing his heart on his sleeves,” Ponting added.With the Delhi team being the youngest in the competition this year with an average age in the early 20s, the mature of international icons – Ganguly and Ponting – have been great for Delhi.Ponting said that having someone with the knowledge of local conditions and the stature of Ganguly has done wonders for the youngsters in the team. Ponting said that Ganguly has out his arms around the young players and helped throughout the competition.”It’s good to have someone with his knowledge in Indian conditions. Certainly, his knowledge about the local talent helps. He loves spending one-on-one time with the players and I guess you can’t argue so far. Things are going pretty good so far for us,” Ponting said.advertisementAlso Read | India made the wrong choice by leaving Rishabh Pant out of World Cup squad: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Delhi Capitals dethrone CSK as No.1 after Pant, Dhawan heroicsFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Ricky PontingFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Delhi Capitals view more view less commentary graphs Ricky Ponting on having Sourav Ganguly in Delhi Capitals: He is very passionateDelhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting heaped praise on Sourav Ganguly, who is the advisor to the team, after their 6-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals. No data available! advertisement scorecard
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 16:37 IST IPL 2019 Final: MS Dhoni was run out for 2 in CSK’s unsuccessful chase of 150 vs MI ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSJames Neesham had tweeted about MS Dhoni’s run out after IPL 2019 finalNeesham said he deleted the tweet about the controversial run out on WednesdayMS Dhoni was run out for 2 in IPL 2019 final wherein CSK lost to MI by 1 runNew Zealand all-rounder James Neesham on Wednesday revealed he had deleted his viral tweet about MS Dhoni’s run out from Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.Neesham was among the many from the cricket fraternity to weigh in the controversial run out that dominated the narrative during the IPL 2019 final on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Chasing 150, Chennai Super Kings were dealt with a heavy blow when they lost their captain and top-scorer of the season for 2. Dhoni was run out at the non-striker’s end when he tried to steal an extra run in the 13th over after a direct hit from Mumbai Indians’ Ishan Kishan.What looked like a close call was referred to third umpire, Nigel Llong who gave it out after long deliberation. Replays, it is safe to say, were inconclusive as two different angles seemed to show two different scenarios.Social media was divided over the run out decision and Chennai Super Kings’ subsequent 1-run defeat irked the CSK fans, who argued against the decision on the web.All-rounder James Neesham had uploaded an image from the match and wrote: “I love how passionate some fans are about our sport. I have huge respect for MS but how anyone could see the below photo and say it’s not out truly astounds me.”Neesh, there are two sides to a coin mate. Your very same picture at the exact moment from another angle. Care to Google about optical illusion maybe? pic.twitter.com/e1NddbXV8AadvertisementBharathwaj Murali (@bharathwajm7) May 13, 2019Neesham was arguing against CSK fans but following a lot of “dumb comments” on his feed, the all-rounder removed his post.”I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s runout, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because: 1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day. 2. I just don’t actually care. Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone (sic),” Neesham wrote on Wednesday.I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s runout, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because:1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day.2. I just don’t actually care.Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 15, 2019Speaking to India Today earlier this week, Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had said the run out call was a difficult decision to make.Harbhajan Singh cut a dejected figure at the CSK dugout in Hyderabad as the then defending champions lost the final by 1 run. Tail-ender Shardul Thakur was trapped LBW by Lasith Malinga in the last ball of the match when CSK needed only 2 runs.”It was a tough decision to make. A lot of times it’s been said that the decision should be given in batsman’s favour. In Dhoni’s case, it wasn’t given. I think it’s one of the key points where the game drifted away from us,” Harbhajan had said.Also Read | Harbhajan Singh on MS Dhoni run out in IPL 2019 final: It was a tough decision to makeAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow James NeeshamFollow MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019 finalFollow Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019 IPL 2019 final: Why James Neesham deleted tweet about MS Dhoni’s controversial run outJames Neesham had argued against Chennai Super Kings fans who had claimed on social media that MS Dhoni was wrongly adjudged run out in the IPL 2019 final against Mumbai Indians on Sundayadvertisement
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BMW wants to create a car that satisfies everyone. This, however, won’t be accomplished by building one car that is perfectly suited for the masses, but by engineering an entire lineup of niche vehicles designed to fit every lifestyle and personality. Enter the brand’s first-ever X7, a three-row monster SUV — or, as BMW puts it, a Sports Activity Vehicle. It truly marks a new chapter for BMW; while the company was once known for delivering “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” the BMW X7 is more “The Ultimate Kid-Hauling Machine.” Two methods of propulsion are available: a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder providing 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, or a twin-turbocharged V-8 delivering 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque that propels the heavy SUV to 60 mph in a satisfactory 5.2 seconds. A quick shifting eight-speed automatic transmission helps the X7 when you need to get out of the school pickup line speedily and beat Debbie’s mom, Gina, to the stop sign. And though your kids likely don’t care about smoking Gina, they will care about the X7’s comfort. Inside, the X7 is all about luxury and ease the day’s stresses, especially in the rear. Optional captain’s chairs reduce the number of people you can fit in the X7 by one but give the first two rear passengers much more comfort and seclusion. To get to the third-row seats only takes the push of a button, making it easier to get people in the rear. Customers can also order the X7 with a full panoramic roof panel that gives the interior an even more spacious feel. Next As with every other BMW, the X7 will come with an arm’s length list of optional extras to be added to the SUV’s starting price of $73,900 for the six-cylinder model. But like other BMW models, you’ll also have access to a suite of safety technology, including all the passive automated systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as BMW’s awesome laser headlights. However, those systems are optional and will cost exact, and if you want the twin-turbocharged V8 X7, you’ll have to plop down a mouth-drying $92.600. And though I’m not sure that BMW’s current course of action is the right one, the X7 will likely sell like hotcakes. Maybe though it’s time to change the slogan? 1 of 12 Previous The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Editors’ Recommendations Previous Next Based on BMW’s Cluster Architecture Platform, or CLAR, the X7 is related to nearly the entirety of BMW’s vast lineup, including the brand’s SUVs, and the 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Series sedans. But because the X7 is meant to be the baller of the BMW SUVs, the X7 gets dual-axle air suspension that not only allows to selectable ride height and better ride comfort but also the ability to self-level when the road roughens. The X7 also comes standard with Dynamic Damper Control, which gives the driver the ability to pretend or at least help cover up, the BMW’s heft and roll when the roads get squiggly. It’s no M3, though its engines will help the illusion. Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart 1 of 8 How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall
It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Ricardo Gomez Angel / UnsplashWhen you think of clothing you’ve owned and loved, chances are many of those items were made of denim. Durable yet soft, stylish yet comfortable, this versatile fabric has been a fashion mainstay since at least the early twentieth century, most likely owing to its remarkable ability to both look good and feel like home all in one fell swoop. Sure, yes, we all love denim, you’re probably thinking, but where in the world do I buy it in 2018? We’re so glad you asked. We rounded up some of our absolute favorite denim brands on the market right now below. Ranging from vintage darlings to heritage brands, all the way to exciting up-and-comers, these companies are sure to do you right no matter your denim needs.Levi’sTo kick off this roundup, let’s start with one of the most famous denim brands in the game: Levi’s. Though the company was founded in 1853, it wasn’t until the 1960s that Levi Strauss & Co. would strike fashion gold when its pairs of blue jeans truly hit the everyday fashion scene and became the pant that everyone had to have. Half a century later and the Levi fever has yet to break as guys all over the world continue to purchase their jeans exclusively from the brand. And for good reason! Not only does Levi’s have a wide selection of different styles, washes, and colors available online, but it offers them up at affordable prices that are hard to beat. Price range: $-$$Perfect for: Snagging jeans from a recognizable brand that lives up to the hype.Shop NowEdwinIf you’re a contemporary fella with a penchant for vintage styles, you may want to consider buying your next pair of jeans from Edwin. The Japanese brand erupted onto the scene in the 1970s and quickly gained popularity for its unique denim wash. Flash forward to now and the company’s keeping things old school with its diverse array of highly structured jeans. No matter your preference for black, blue, or selvedge denim, Edwin’s got you covered. Plus, the brand also has tops, outerwear, and a special line of indigo-dyed garments. For now you can get Edwin at Barney’s New York, but the brand’s new U.S. site is coming sometime in the near future. Price range: $$-$$$Perfect for: Dressing up a casual denim look with something strikingly fashion-forward.Shop NowRaleigh DenimRaleigh Denim is an American-made brand well-known for its collection of raw denim, a special type of fabric that’s been unwashed and untreated for a stylishly classic look. We especially like Raleigh for building out a sharp, everyday wardrobe, since its extensive line of jeans is complemented by an equally impressive selection of shirts and outerwear. While the brand could be a good fit for a wide range of shoppers, we think it could be a real winner for those with a timeless, masculine aesthetic. Price range: $$-$$$Perfect for: Filling up your wardrobe with jeans from a home-grown source.Shop NowMott & BowBilled as the ultimate go-to for everyday basics, Mott & Bow has built a solid reputation on selling premium jeans at an affordable price point. While the pants may not be as souped-up as some of the other options on this list, they still pack quite the punch and make a great base for any outfit. Once you’ve selected your fit (skinny, boot cut, slim) and your wash, style, and color, you can pair your new jeans with an assortment of the brand’s T-shirts, sweaters, and button downs. Price range: $-$$Perfect for: Rounding out your arsenal of stylish everyday essentials.Shop NowBuck MasonOne of the newer names on this list, Buck Mason is a Los Angeles-based menswear brand that reproduces classic American silhouettes for its hip customer base. While the company’s got everything from flannels to jackets and sweaters, the crown jewel remains its selection of denim pants. Most notable in the bunch is the brand’s 3-Month Wash jeans, which ship out with a broken-in feel that’s as comfortable as it would be if they’d been regularly laundered for three months.Price range: $$Perfect for: Impressing friends with your trendy, cool style.Shop NowWranglerIf name recognition is an important factor for you in the buying process, then you can’t go wrong with a pair of new jeans from Wrangler. Iconic for its durable, western aesthetic, Wrangler has been churning out quality denim goods since 1947. And while they may have originally been conceived for outdoor work, these jeans have since evolved into stylish pants appropriate for all different types of guys. We like a Wrangler jean for open fires, camping trips, spontaneous road trips with the boys, quick errands around town, and everything else in between. Price range: $-$$Perfect for: Beefing up your casual go-to look with rugged masculinity.Shop NowOuterknownOuterknown is a sustainable menswear brand that’s as dedicated to saving the planet as it is to ensuring its customers look great. The company achieves this by being upfront about its supply chain, from the materials it sources to the suppliers it works with. When it comes to denim, this manifests in the brand’s S.E.A. jeans, which are built entirely of organic cotton and guaranteed for life. This means if they rip, break, or tear, you can send them back to Outerknown and they’ll get fixed right up. The idea is that you can then invest in the jeans you really want, knowing they’ll endure season after season. And while this kind of service would normally cost a pretty penny, Outerknown’s denim pants are surprisingly affordable. Price range: $-$$Perfect for: Upping your eco-friendly fashion game without breaking the bank. 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