Inter Milan coach Spalletti: Icardi and Wanda?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti doesn’t doubt the commitment of Mauro Icardi.Icardi’s future is again under question over the relationship between Inter and his wife and agent, Wanda Nara.But Spalletti says: “Team not scoring enough barring Icardi? He’s played more and he must be the element that finishes off our moves.“I agree the goals also have to come from other players so we can move further up the table.“Rumours about his renewal? They haven’t created problems. Everyone is thinking about their work and doing well.“The news doesn’t concern what we do on the field and our attitude to stay in the game.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
This past March, Duke football scored a huge get, landing the services of four-star linebacker Ellis Brooks. Friday, Brooks announced that he’s changed his mind. Brooks, a product of Richmond, Virginia, took to Twitter to decommit from the Blue Devils – thanking the team’s coaching staff in the process.Brooks is a 6-foot-2, 230-pound player for the class of 2017, according to 247 Sports. Hereby reopening my recruitment after careful consideration with my family pic.twitter.com/wcKlhEidkX— Ellis Brooks (@EllisBrooks35) May 20, 2016Brooks currently has offers from over a dozen schools, including Michigan, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
Embed Code FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (July 12, 2016), we welcome ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes as a guest host.We look at Von Miller’s battle with the Denver Broncos over his franchise tag, and Mina explains why the tag is a problem for players in the NFL. Then, we break down the numbers behind Daniel Murphy’s revenge run against the New York Mets and offer some insights into how the 2016 Major League Baseball season is shaping up at the All-Star break. Finally, this week features the deadest day in the sporting calendar, with all four major sports out of action. We wonder what the WNBA and MLS, which are still in action, could possibly do to capture the public’s attention. Plus, a significant digit on Tim Duncan, the NBA great who retired on Monday.Links to what we discuss are here:Von Miller says he won’t play under the franchise tag.Joel Corry at CBS breaks down what a new long-term contract for Von Miller would look like.Mina Kimes on Darrelle Revis’s savvy contract negotiations.Neil Paine says the Cleveland Indians are dominating Major League Baseball like its the ’90s again.Chelsea Janes in The Washington Post tells the story of Daniel Murphy’s super season.Rob Arthur and Ben Lindbergh try to work out why baseball teams are hitting so many home runs.In 2014, Neil Paine wrote about the deadest sports days of the year.Significant Digits: 17 and 10. That’s the number of points and rebounds Tim Duncan averaged every single year in his career except 2015-16. Duncan retired on Monday at the grand old age of 40. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
Then-sophomore right tackle Taylor Decker (68) gets set to block a defender during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWith less than two weeks until Ohio State kicks off against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, The Lantern countdown of the most important Buckeyes enters its final stages.No. 2: Taylor Decker, junior offensive linemanOn an offensive line littered with competition and unknowns, one bastion of the block stands tall.When he first arrived on campus in 2012, the 6-foot 7-inch, 315-pound behemoth was described by coach Urban Meyer as glossy-eyed and unsure of his place in the OSU football program.Now, Meyer uses words like “captain” and “leader” in reference to No. 68.In what will be his first season as the premier pass-blocker on the offensive line at left tackle for the Buckeyes, Taylor Decker is going to need to live up to his coach’s hype if the Buckeyes are to succeed in 2014.Two days ago, I might have typed that last phrase with a grain of salt, but today, following the news of Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury, it might be understated.With Miller’s incredible ability to be an improvisational playmaker on the field, Decker might have gotten away with “decent” performances game in and game out.But instead, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, a much more pocket-friendly passer, will line up for the Buckeyes behind center, and the moment he does, Decker’s play will be increasingly magnified.That magnification follows the initial change that comes with Decker’s move from right to left tackle.Those who know the “x’s and o’s” of right tackle surely understand that right tackles, while definitely important to any football team, are certainly not in the same league as left tackles.Left tackles are most often the strongest offensive linemen in terms of their size, their footwork and their technique because they’re employed to protect the quarterback and — if he’s a right-handed passer — his “blindside.”When there comes a failure of a left tackle to protect a quarterback’s blindside, a domino-effect of issues gets set in motion.Unaware of the pressure coming from a defensive end as the result of a bad effort from the left tackle, the quarterback will often get sacked, starting that domino-effect. When a quarterback gets sacked too often, more bad things start to happen. He might fumble the ball, or he might get antsy and start making bad throws or interceptions — all as the result of failure from the left tackle.So, the pressure of the left tackle position is squarely on the shoulders of Decker. That pressure might have been alleviated a bit by a quarterback like Miller — who made a living off of avoiding pressure with uncanny speed and awareness — but instead, will be amplified by a quarterback like Barrett, who likes to stick in the pocket.Now, to add even more pressure onto the massive shoulders of Decker, the rest of the offensive line is unsettled, so he has the responsibility of leading the younger, more unexperienced players that will eventually make up the protective unit up front.If all of this doesn’t convince you that Decker could arguably be the absolute most important Buckeye heading into the 2014 season, I don’t know what will.Luckily for OSU fans, the once-mystified Decker seems to now be ready to shoulder the massive responsibility and pressure that surrounds him.
Steven Gerrard was left satisfied with Rangers’ 2-0 win over FK Shkupi in a Europa League qualifier, but insisted that they have still got “a lot of work to do” ahead of the second legThe Ibrox side put in a controlled display in their first qualifying round tie with a Jamie Murphy first-half goal and James Tavernier’s penalty in the latter stages of the game securing Gerrard a 2-0 win in his first ever competitive game in charge at senior level.While pleased to have got a critical clean sheet, Gerrard was left to rue the missed opportunities Rangers had.“I think there are a lot of positives to take from the game,” he told Rangers TV, via Sky Sports.“We’ve won it, got a clean sheet, I thought we defended really well.“We got the second goal in the end but one concern would be that we didn’t win the game a lot more comfortably and put the whole tie to bed tonight. I thought we created enough to win more convincingly so we’re still in a tie, we’re still in a game and there is still a lot of work to do.”Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.The clean sheet is a big advantage heading into the return leg at Macedonia.“I think the clean sheet is very important and it was nice to get a bit of relief with the second goal,” added Gerrard.“I don’t think we can create any of the players’ effort or commitment or application tonight, I thought they gave it everything and the fans stayed with them all the way through so I’m very pleased about a lot of it. The only thing is we didn’t win the game more convincingly.“We controlled a lot of it, most of it, we were a bit careless at times in a few moments but it’s the first real game and people are trying to over-impress, people are a bit tense and are still searching for that full sharpness and full fitness. All in all though, yes, I’m satisfied.“We all have to look forward to Tuesday and realise that we’re still in a game, it’s not over and there is still a lot of work to do.”
David Beckham has not been linked with small choices concerning who will coach Inter Miami, claims Fox Sports.The former England captain is linked to talks that claim he has had conversations with his former Real Madrid teammate, Zinedine Zidane, overtaking the coaching position of his newly found club in the US.Beckham has great plans for his Inter Miami, he wishes for the team to be a strong force in every competition. Already, he has a wish-list that is attractive, heading for one of the world’s current best managers.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.The report states that according to Mirror, Beckham is already in talks with Zidane who added three consecutive Champions League titles to his name when he served as the manager of Real Madrid.Zidane is currently not appointed with any club and there is the possibility that if the inactive time stretches for him, the chances that he might strike a deal with his former teammate at Real Madrid increases.The twist in the incident is that Manchester United is also linked with Zidane should they no longer need the services of Jose Mourinho. This means Beckham may be facing a competition from another of his former club.
Yes, we do know that this new year, the cops plan to play party pooper. And the people around you must be junking all their previously-made plans and gearing up for a house party. But think of it. Do you really want to take all that trouble when you can just let professionals do it all for you? So relax, sit back and let the star hotels plan it all for you. At Sevilla in The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road, enjoy a romantic seven-course Mediterranean dinner (7.30 pm onwards, Rs 5,995 plus taxes per person) dinner along with sparkling wine and premium beverages. Or opt for a celebratory dinner with an extensive salad and dessert buffet at their all-day diner Pickwicks. There will be a selection of Continental dishes including traditional fare with unlimited house wine (Rs 2,995 plus taxes). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Let the party be ‘international’ at the Meridien Musique Medley at Windsor Place’s Le Meridien. Shake a leg or two at this happening party in the largest dance floor of the city with a DJ playing popular numbers. If you feel hungry, go to one of their many dining destinations for sampling cuisines of your choice. The Spotlight Group of dancers from London will match their groovy steps with Jazz, Latino, Samba, Hip Hop and belly dancing (starting Rs 10,000). Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOr kick off the new year with a celebrity DJ spinning groovy numbers and free-flowing beverages with exotic snacks at Aura, the Vodka Bar at The Claridges (Rs 3,995 plus taxes). Avoid the riff raff and step into the new year in romantic mood. Love Story 2020 at Le Meridien is just a unique way to do it. Start the romance with a chaffeur-driven stretch limo that will pick you up from your doorstep. Walk into the star property and a high-speed elevator will whisk you and your partner straight to the 20th floor where a personal salon full of roses will be set up for you. There’s more in the form of a personal butler. Sip some champagne as a guitarist strums love ballads of your choice. There will also be a seven-course menu with unlimited beverages. Rejuvenate yourself at the spa as you wake up on 1 January and enjoy some buffet breakfast before the limo drops you home. All of this for a neat Rs 5 lakhs. Tempting enough?
Kolkata: In less than 24 hours, the police cracked the murder mystery of a 52-year-old woman and arrested two persons including a minor.Shambhu Koyal, who used to work as a help of the woman, was apprehended first and then another minor who assisted him in the actwas also picked up in connection with the murder the woman, whose body was recovered from an apartment at Tagore Park in Kasba on Saturday late afternoon.The sleuths had detained Shambhu since Saturday night after his tower location was found to be in and around the apartment of the victim, during the afternoon, which was the probable time when the murder was committed. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We have arrested one Sambhu Koyal and another minor for the murder of the lady Shila Chowdhury. As per his statement, the woman had taken Rs 27,000 from him but was refusing to return it. This prompted him to kill the lady,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Praveen Kumar Tripathi.”Prima facie it seems to be a murder for personal gain as some expensive articles have gone missing. The woman’s head was banged against a wall and then she was smothered with a pillow to ensure death,” a senior police officer said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSleuths informed that Shambhu had given the amount to the lady as a loan without the knowledge of his family.He had taken the money from a person and had given it to the woman.This person was pressuring Koyal to return his money but he failed as the woman was dilly dallying.The victim who was a high ranked officer of National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (based in Salt Lake) led a lavish life.Shambhu had initially claimed before the police that he had come to the victim’s house at around 12 noon and then had gone to buy some vegetables for her under her instructions. He returned within an hour and left after he was told by the victim to come again later in the afternoon.However, his cell phone tower location revealed that he was in and around the scene of the crime thorough out.The fact was confirmed after the sleuths questioned Koyal’s mother, who earlier used to work as a domestic help at Chowdhury’s apartment.The minor, who assisted him in the crime, was the son of a maid servant who had left work a month ago.The victim used to live alone on the second floor o fthe apartment. Her husband died three years back and his son Sayom Chowdhury is settled in US.
Indians waste as much food as is sufficient to meet an year’s requirement of a country like Egypt. In a survey, it was stated that in India appx. 67 lakh ton of food is getting wasted every year which is worth Rs 92000 crore. The wastage of food in India is as much as what United Kingdom consumes.Food wastage is an alarming issue in India. The wastage at weddings, social and family functions, hotels, households’ are sufficient evidence to prove it. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBefore wasting the food just think about the following facts:How much water was used to produce the food; How much oil/ electricity was used to produce food;Acres of land are deforested to grow food;Food waste thrown to landfills, resulting in emission of greenhouse gases which causes pollution and change in climate having devastating impact on the environment;Wastage of food will result in shortage of food and dent the economy in the form of inflation; Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt is obvious that we are not wasting the food but national resources.Food waste from production in plants to plate can be classified as preconsumer (uneaten food) and post-consumer (thrown away food). The wastage of food resulting from the stage of production to retailing can be termed as pre-consumer food wastage. The post –consumer food waste reflects the food thrown away by consumer from plate after procuring from the retailer.For reducing food wastage in pre- consumer category infrastructure improvement (transportation, storage and distribution) for handling the food will help. In case of avoiding food wastage in post-consumer category the change is required in our cultural habits and social behavior. In this category, here are some easy ways to do your bit:In case of invitation to attend wedding/ formal/ social party, confirm your presence/absence as it will help the host to avoid over ordering. This small change in habit will help in reduction of food wastage immensely;For dinning out on buffet, take small quantity/portions first; Procure the food smartly based on weekly consumption to the extent possible. If you buy more than what you consume then the difference will naturally result in wastage;Make sure you cook the food keeping in mind a realistic requirement. You can always complete your meal with few fruits than keeping extra food in refrigerator. It is a better and healthier practice;Use FIFO (First in First Out) as a rule especially for green vegetables and fruits. Consume what you bought first;Reuse the left over if possible, for instance, stale rice makes good fried rice;Educate your children of the importance of food;In a nutshell, food should reach not garbage bins and landfills but find place in human stomach. It will bring smiles on hungry faces.