Transfers January transfer news & rumours: Alexis Sanchez signs for Man Utd for £35m Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:00 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Getty Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Alexis Sanchez signs for Man UtdAlexis Sanchez has signed for Manchester United after agreeing terms on his new contract, according to the Daily Mail.The Chilean forward, who will earn £450,000 per week at Old Trafford, will complete his medical on Saturday evening and be revealed as a new signing shortly afterwards.Henrikh Mkhitaryan will travel in the other direction, with Arsenal bagging the former Borussia Dortmund player at value of £35 million for Sanchez. 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 Malcom reveals Premier League ‘dream’Bordeaux star Malcom has admitted he would relish the chance to play in the Premier League.The Brazilian has received interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham, who are reportedly keen on recruiting him during the current transfer window. His club, however, are determined to hold out until the summer before discussing a prospective deal.Read the full story on Goal!Moyes tackles Chicharito transfer talkWest Ham manager David Moyes acknowledged transfer speculation about Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez while praising the striker’s contribution Saturday.Chicharito, who is reportedly near a deal to join Turkish side Besiktas, scored the equalizer in the Hammers 1-1 draw against Bournemouth.And Moyes adressed the transfer talk about the Mexico international, and multiple other players, following the result.Read the full story on Goal!Stoke make bid for NYCFC’s HarrisonStoke City have submitted a second offer for New York City FC’s Jack Harrison, sources told Goal.The Premier League club had an initial offer of $3 million for the England youth international rejected by the MLS side, but have upped their bid to $4.5 million plus incentives. Read the full story here on Goal!PSG name their price for Lucas MouraParis Saint-Germain have named their price to sell Manchester United target Lucas Moura in the January transfer window, reports France Football . Lucas is keen to leave PSG in search of regular first-team football this month, with United, Tottenham and Napoli all linked with an offer for the Brazilian.Those clubs would prefer a loan deal with a view to a permanent move, while PSG hope to recoup €40 million for the winger, although it is more likely that an offer of €30m will be enough to clinch his signing.Arsenal make Aubameyang bidBorussia Dortmund have confirmed Arsenal have made a first official offer for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Goal understands Aubameyang has already agreed personal terms to move to the Emirates Stadium in this transfer window, with Olivier Giroud tipped to head in the opposite direction.The Gunners have now made their first bid for the Gabon striker, although Dortmund have not specified the amount following reports in Kicker that the bid was €50 million .Read the full story right here on Goal! Arsenal & Man Utd scout Porto midfielderArsenal and Manchester United scouts watched Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira produce an impressive performance against Tondela on Friday night, reports A Bola . The Portugal international has been in fine form this season, with the likes of Atalanta, Burnley and Celta Vigo also taking in Friday’s match.Both Arsenal and United have been linked with moves for new midfielders in the January transfer window, and have watched Danilo more than once this season.Rafinha cleared to complete Inter moveBarcelona have granted Rafinha permission to complete a move away from the club, with Inter set to take him on an initial loan agreement.With Philippe Coutinho having arrived in a club-record €160 million deal to provide further competition, coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that the 24-year-old is heading for the exits.He told reporters on Saturday when pressed for an update on Rafinha’s future: “He won’t be at the training session today as he has permission from the club to sort his situation.”Read the full story right here on Goal! Dzeko still motivated to play for RomaRoma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has insisted that Edin Dzeko still wants to give his all for the club despite rumours linking him to Chelsea. The former Manchester City man has become one of the most potent strikers in Serie A since moving to the Giallorossi, smashing 39 goals in all competitions last year on his way to the Capocannoniere award. That form has not gone unnoticed, with the Bosnian reportedly unsettled by the interest shown in him from Stamford Bridge, however, Di Francesco confirmed that Dzeko would start in Sunday’s vital clash against Inter. Read the full story right here on Goal! No January exit for Andre SilvaAC Milan are not willing to let Andre Silva leave the club in January, coach Gennaro Gattuso insists.Silva earned a reported €38million move to Milan after impressing in his maiden full season in Porto’s first team, but the 22-year-old has endured a dismal start to life in Italy.Wolves, Swansea City and Arsenal have all been linked to the striker, but Gattuso is adamant he will not be going anywhere.Read the full story right here on Goal! Moyes to watch Joao MarioWest Ham United manager David Moyes will watch Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario against Roma on Sunday night, reports the Mirror .Moyes is looking to sign a new midfielder in the January transfer window and has described Joao Mario as ‘very talented’ .Reports have claimed that West Ham have agreed a loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer for the Portugal international, who has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United.Juve close on North Korean strikerJuventus are closing in on a deal to sign North Korean striker Han Kwang-song at the end of the season, according to Corriere dello Sport . The 19-year-old is impressing on loan at Perugia from Cagliari this season and his performances have caught the eye of Juventus.Premier League duo Liverpool and Tottenham have previously shown an interest in Han, while his agent has admitted that a move to Juventus would be a ‘dream’ for the player.Zidane reveals Neymar admirationZinedine Zidane has revealed his admiration for reported Real Madrid target Neymar, while refusing to speculate on a possible transfer. The Brazilian has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu, with Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo tipped to move to PSG as part of the deal. Read the full story right here on Goal! Rahman set for Schalke loanChelsea left-back Baba Rahman is set to join Schalke on loan, the German club’s sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed.The Ghana international suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage at the start of 2017, ruling him out for the remainder of the year.However, he is now on the comeback trail and Schalke, who took Baba on loan in the 2016-17 season, are in talks to secure him for the rest of the season.Read the full story right here on Goal! Barca deny secret plot to sign GriezmannBarcelona have denied reports that they have already reached an agreement to sign Antoine Griezmann behind the backs of Atletico Madrid.Speculation surrounding the forward’s future continues to grow as Spanish outlet Sport reported on Saturday that the France international has reached an agreement with the Catalan side that will see him move to Camp Nou at the end of the season.The deal is said to include financial penalties should either side back out before it goes through, but the Catalan side have moved to dismiss suggestions that they have entered a secret pact with the 26-year-old.Read the full story right here on Goal! Man Utd to miss out on DiarraParis Saint-Germain are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra, reports ESPN .Diarra is available on a free transfer after leaving Al Jazira and reports had suggested Jose Mourinho was keen to bring the 32-year-old to Old Trafford.The France international played under Mourinho at Real Madrid, but has decided on a return to Ligue 1 to sign for PSG.Liverpool join Bale raceLiverpool have joined arch-rivals Manchester United in the battle to land Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to Don Balon .The Wales international has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League after struggling for form and fitness at Santiago Bernabeu.Jurgen Klopp has the funds available to make a move after offloading Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and is prepared to spend over €100 million on Bale.Bale eyes Man Utd move, Real want swapGareth Bale wants to leave Real Madrid and join Manchester United, but the club are keen on using the Welshman in a swap deal, according to Don Balon .Bale is keen to return to the Premier League with Jose Mourinho’s men, but Real, who are set to break up the ‘BBC’ trio, would rather utilise him as part of any deal for Eden Hazard or Harry Kane.However, the former Tottenham winger does not want to move to Chelsea, and is not highly regarded by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.Chelsea line up Vidal bidChelsea are interested in signing Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich this summer, report Bild .Bayern have agreed a deal to sign Leon Goretzka from Schalke once the season ends, and that acquisition could trigger a transfer for Vidal, with Antonio Conte’s side leading the pack.Alexis bids farewell to ArsenalAlexis Sanchez has edged another step close to completing a move to Manchester United, with The Mirror claiming he has said his goodbyes at Arsenal.The Chilean was back in training with the Gunners on Friday as a switch to Old Trafford was held up, but he could see a transfer pushed through over the weekend.Gunners to pay £53m for AubaArsenal are ready to push through a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by meeting Borussia Dortmund’s £53 million asking price, reports German website WA .Goal revealed on Friday that the Gunners have agreed personal terms with the prolific Gabon international striker.Arsene Wenger is now prepared to step up his efforts to get the frontman on board and get a high-profile deal over the line during the January window.Real in secret Salah talksReal Madrid have been in secret transfer talks with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, claims El Chiringuito TV .The La Liga giants are said to want the Egypt international as their next ‘Galactico’ signing after seeing him impress since moving to Anfield in the summer of 2017.PSG piece together Pep planParis Saint-Germain have made Pep Guardiola their top managerial target, claims The Daily Mirror .The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is currently at the Manchester City helm, but a big-spending outfit in Ligue 1 have him in their sights.Messi urges Barca to renew Umtiti’s dealLionel Messi is urging Barcelona’s board to offer defender Samuel Umtiti a new contract, according to Don Balon . Manchester United are mulling over a bid for the 24-year-old, who has a £53 million release clause.Chelsea could turn to BentekeAs Chelsea’s search for a new striker continues, the Blues could set their sights on Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, according to The Sun. The 27-year-old has struggled this season at Selhurst Park, scoring just one goal in 17 Premier League appearances. Griezmann agrees to join BarcelonaBarcelona and Antoine Griezmann have reached an agreement over a deal that will see the striker move to Camp Nou at the end of the season, Sport claims.The Atletico Madrid star has been heavily linked to Premier League clubs, but the Catalan side have managed to lure him to partner Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele up front.The Spanish outlet says Griezmann has struck a deal with Barca that will see either party face a financial penalty should they back out before the move is complete.Spurs step up Malcom bidTottenham are ready to step up their efforts to land Bordeaux forward Malcom after seeing north London rivals Arsenal pull out of the running, reports ESPN .Representatives of the Brazilian have held talks with Spurs and the Gunners, with the path having now been cleared for Mauricio Pochettino to land a top target.United lead hunt for £35m SeriManchester United have jumped to the front of the queue to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, says the Daily Mail .Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have also expressed an interest in the Ivorian, but the Red Devils are ready to complete a £35 million deal.Dzeko agrees to Chelsea switchEdin Dzeko has agreed to join Chelsea in a £44 million deal, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .The former Manchester City striker has been a regular source of goals at Roma and could be set for a second stint in the Premier League.Atletico eyeing LemarAtletico Madrid are prepared to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to Monaco winger Thomas Lemar if Antoine Griezmann leaves for Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo .The France international has been linked with a move to England for some time, but he could be offered the opportunity to fill a fellow countryman’s boots in Spain.Pellegrini wants Mascherano moveManuel Pellegrini is hoping to see Javier Mascherano complete a proposed switch from Barcelona and join him at Hebei Fortune, the experienced coach has told Marca .He said of the versatile Argentine: “The plan is that he comes. We have to see his situation at Barcelona, but he is a player that I am very interested in.”Reds warned off ButlandLiverpool have been warned not to waste their time making a £40 million move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.New Potters boss Paul Lambert insists the England international is not for sale, telling reporters: “There is absolutely no way he is going in January. Absolutely no chance. As long as I’m here I’ll do everything I can to keep him.”Enrique lined up by BluesChelsea will look to replace Antonio Conte with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique if their current coach walks away in the summer, reports the Daily Star .It is also claimed that the Blues will seek to bring Juliano Belletti back to Stamford Bridge as the club’s director of football.Oblak not on Anfield radarAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is not among those currently being considered by Jurgen Klopp as possible additions at Anfield, Guillem Balague has told Sky Sports .The Reds are expected to try and bolster their options between the sticks either in January or the summer, but no move has been made towards the Spanish capital as yet.Chelsea make Crouch contactChelsea have approached Stoke regarding a possible deal for Peter Crouch, reports The Daily Mirror .The experienced striker has emerged as a shock target for the Blues, with efforts to secure his signature now stepped up after seeing routes to other targets blocked.Klopp leading Konsa chaseLiverpool have overtaken neighbours Everton in the race to land Charlton’s highly-rated defender Ezri Konsa, claims Kent Live .The Toffees were reported to be readying a bid for the 20-year-old talent, but the Reds are now in pole position to land a player valued at £4m.Mahrez to stay put?Leicester remain confident that interest from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool in Riyad Mahrez can be fended off.Foxes boss Claude Puel, who values the Algerian at £100m, has said of a much sought-after asset: “He’s enjoying playing for Leicester with his team-mates. This is the most important thing – we have this good feeling that the player wants to stay with us.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Transfers Di Francesco: I’m not losing sleep over Dzeko-to-Chelsea rumours Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 07:51 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Roma v Sampdoria Roma Serie A Premier League Edin Džeko The Roma manager takes solace in the fact that the transfer drama won’t drag on after Wednesday’s deadline Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco is not losing sleep over Edin Dzeko’s future at the club amid reported interest from Chelsea, with the situation to be resolved by the time the transfer window closes.Dzeko has emerged as a transfer target for defending Premier League champions Chelsea, who reportedly are determined to bring in support for star forward Alvaro Morata.Roma and Chelsea are yet to reach an agreement, though interest from England is believed to have cooled on the 31-year-old striker. 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 After Dzeko played 90 minutes in Roma’s 1-0 loss at home to Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday, Di Francesco said the forward’s future will become clearer by Wednesday.”What gives me sleepless nights is the performance in the first 25-30 minutes and failing to put the ball in the net,” Di Francesco told Mediaset Premium.”As for the rest, that will be resolved by January 31.”Former Manchester City star Dzeko has scored 39 Serie A goals since the start of last season, including 10 this term.Asked about Dzeko prior to Roma’s defeat in the Italian capital, director Monchi said: “Negotiations are normal when the transfer window is open. I speak to the coach every day, we are always together. It’s normal that when the window closes, we are all a little stressed, especially ahead of a game.”We are very happy with the way the coach works and understands the movements that the club makes.”I saw Dzeko in the locker room … so we are in the same situation as other days. We are calm and happy he is here, hope he can continue building on the last game and score another goal.”People ask about everything except the match. I know the market makes news, but we are all concentrated on the match.”Monchi added: “Edin’s situation is not a difficulty. Edin is here, Edin played against Sampdoria on Wednesday and he plays tonight. We are in the same situation as eight days ago. I thought when a director speaks in Italy, people believe him, but evidently I have to earn that!”
The NYC and TFA websites will have everything you need to know in the lead up to and during the event, and you can find these sites by clicking on the following links:www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s Facebook and Twitter pages will also be updated regularly in the lead up to and during the event, while finals will be reported on as they happen on the TFA social networking pages. To become a fan, search for Touch Football Australia on Facebook, or click on the following link:www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 To follow Touch Football Australia on Twitter, please click on the following link:www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus The TFA YouTube Channel is the place you need to go to check out all of the latest video highlights.The YouTube Channel will be updated regularly with highlights and interviews throughout the 2011 NYC, as well as highlights from the 2010 NYC in the lead up to the event. There are also plenty of highlights from the 2011 World Cup and 2011 NTL/Elite Eight on the Channel as well. To view the TFA YouTube Channel, please click on the following link:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool veteran James Milner: We proved mentalityby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool veteran James Milner says they proved their mentality with victory over Leicester City.Milner revealed how it played a part in the Reds’ refusal to give in and ultimately clinched a 17th successive Premier League win stretching back to last term.”Top teams always do it, they go to the very end of the game,” he told the club’s website.“When you haven’t had your best game or things haven’t gone for you in the game, you keep going to the very end and find a way to win.“We’ve done it on numerous occasions. Sometimes there’s a bit of luck in there, but forcing the issue and creating your own luck, the best teams always seem to do it.“They’re a good team, they are well organised and we know how good the manager is. They’re full of confidence, they have started the season well. It was always going to be difficult.“The first half was pretty tight, we had chances in the second half. I had a couple of good chances as well, I definitely should have scored. That’s what happens at this level if you don’t take your chances and they pegged us back.“To find a way and get that last chance was great and says a lot about the character of the squad.”
Out-of-favour Real Madrid star Isco insists he is not contemplating leaving the club in January despite failing to win over new coach Santiago Solari. Isco last started a La Liga match in the 5-1 Clasico humiliation by Barcelona on October 28, Julen Lopetegui’s final game in charge. Since then, Isco has made Madrid’s starting XI just twice; the 6-1 Copa del Rey thrashing of minnows Melilla and a shock 3-0 home defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. 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? Solari has consistently insisted he has no problem with Isco and continues to rate him highly. Still, the situation has unsurprisingly led to speculation suggesting the player will seek a move if things do not improve soon. Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United have been mentioned as a possible landing spot, with Serie A leaders Juventus and French giants Paris Saint-Germain also linked with the 26-year-old in recent days. But the player is looking to play down any thoughts that he could be looking for a way out this winter, claiming that he is still “very happy” at Madrid. “I’m not thinking about leaving in the winter market,” the Spain international told Deportes Cuatro on Sunday. “I’m very happy, my goal is to win many titles at Real Madrid.” Madrid are next in action against Villarreal on Thursday as La Liga resumes following a mid-season break. Los Blancos are currently sitting in fourth place, eight points back of rivals and league leaders Barcelona. They do hold a game in hand over the teams above them in the table and will be looking to close the gap substantially over the first week of the new year. Madrid claimed the Club World Cup title just before Christmas and closed out their 2018 schedule in style, having lost just twice in their last 13 matches of the year across all competitions. The club also picked up a favourable draw in the Champions League last 16, with Dutch side Ajax on tap in February.
Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona star Luis Garcia hopes Antoine Griezmann leaves Atletico Madrid for either of his former clubs.Griezmann announced his intention to leave Atleti earlier this month, with Barca reportedly in pole position to sign the forward.The La Liga champions were said to be close to signing the player last year only for the France international to announce he was staying at Atletico in a television documentary. 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? Ernesto Valverde has refused to confirm whether Griezmann is a target for Barcelona once more, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly interested.Luis Garcia played for both Liverpool and Barcelona during his career, and he feels the World Cup winner would be a good signing for either club.”I can’t wait to see where it’s going to end,” said the 40-year-old. “It’s true that we know he’s leaving Atletico Madrid, but we don’t know anything else. “So, is it going to be Barcelona or is it going to be United, or Italy? Looking forward, I think it was the moment for him.“He’s been waiting for Atletico Madrid because he knew how important he was for their supporters, but he decided to make the step, and now I’m just looking forward to seeing where he’s going to be playing next year.”Me? Of course, I’m a Barcelona supporter and a Liverpool supporter, so I would love to have him in my squad. Any of those teams – I’d be happy to see him in.”Barcelona look set to stick with head coach Ernesto Valverde despite their shock loss to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final, which followed their stunning Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool.“I’m happy for that to be honest,” added Luis Garcia, who left Barca to move to Anfield in 2004. “I think you have to give credit to Barcelona.“It’s true that they didn’t win the cup, and they couldn’t manage to get to the Champions League final, but it’s not easy what Valverde is doing, winning LaLiga and being in (Europe) until the end.“At the end, only one team can win the Champions League final, so it’s very difficult to manage all those kinds of situations.”I’m happy and looking forward to seeing how he’s going to manage for next year and what kind of player he’s going to bring or he’s going to let go out.”
Romelu Lukaku has completed an €80 million (£74m/$90m) move to Inter from Manchester United, putting an end to a summer saga that sees the striker join forces with long-time admirer Antonio Conte.Having fallen out of favour at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Belgian is now set to spearhead a Nerazzurri side looking to unseat a Juventus outfit led by Cristiano Ronaldo as the champions of Serie A.Inter announced the deal by having Lukaku video himself in Milan, with the 26-year-old stating: “Inter is not for everyone. That’s why I’m here.” 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? He is now only the fourth player to have been transferred for a fee of more than £50m ($61m) twice in his career.The club have announced that Lukaku has signed a contract until 2024.The 81-cap Belgium international spent two seasons in Manchester, scoring 28 goals in 66 appearances for the Red Devils.He was pushed out of the first team last season when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout, with the Norwegian preferring to play Marcus Rashford in the central role up front.It was understood over the summer that he was the top target for Conte ahead of his first season in Milan, but Juventus looked to have hijacked the deal.The Serie A champions were prepared to offer Paulo Dybala in a swap deal, but that move fell through, as United were unwilling to meet the Argentina international’s wage demands.There were also rumours Dybala was unconvinced by United and the collapse of that deal cleared the way for Inter and Conte to get their man.Lukaku was training with Anderlecht ahead of the new season as he agitated for a move away from England.There were reports that the relationship between Lukaku and Solskjaer had broken down, with the United boss apparently telling the striker he should expect to train with the Under-23s until his situation had been resolved.Lukaku is the second forward player to arrive at Inter this summer after Eddie Salcedo moved from Genoa.Mauro Icardi’s future at Inter will be even more murky now that the former Chelsea, West Brom and Everton striker has signed.The Argentine forward was made club captain at San Siro at just 22, but a series of controversies have seen him become surplus to requirements.He had hoped a change of manager following the departure of Luciano Spalletti would see him welcomed back to the fold but Conte made it clear he was not part of his plans.The arrival of Belgium’s record goalscorer would seem to be the final nail in the coffin for Icardi in Milan.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s going to be a busy night for former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who has some big plans following the 2019 NFL Draft.Haskins, a Heisman Trophy finalist in his lone season as the Buckeyes starting quarterback, is expected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft tonight.The latest projections have Haskins going somewhere in the top 15, with the Washington Redskins reportedly interested in trading up to get him.Once Haskins is drafted, he’ll take a phone call with the franchise that picked him and do some media requests.Then, it’s movie time.Haskins, a massive MCU fan, has tickets to see Avengers: Endgame, which comes out today.No matter what happens in tonight’s #nfldraft, Dwayne Haskins has plans afterward: He’s going to a 1:30AM showing of #AvengersEndgame with a group of friends & family.— Jen Lada (@JenLada) April 25, 2019Have a day, Dwayne.The 2019 NFL Draft will begin at 8 p.m. E.T. Haskins should hear his name called within a couple of hours, so he should make his showing in plenty of time.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 17: The crowd cheers on their team as they play the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on November 17, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)No. 8 Auburn is in for a big-time test on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers are on the road to face No. 17 Texas A&M and the “12th Man.” This will be a pivotal SEC matchup.Bo Nix is facing his first true road test in his young collegiate career. While Auburn’s opening game versus Oregon was a neutral site, it was much closer to a home game for Auburn considering the proximity to Alabama.Will Nix be able to handle the crowd noise and pressure? So far, he’s played composed and made big plays when required. But the Aggies present a whole different challenge.Big road test!📍 College Station, Texas⌚️ 2:30 p.m. CT📺 @CBS🎟 https://t.co/W9bp0gnTah🖥 https://t.co/N68JYtTR8c📻 @AUSportsNetwork#WarEagle x #RidefortheBrand pic.twitter.com/HwxEzKSNZm— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 21, 2019 Texas A&M put up a good fight versus the Clemson Tigers — albeit in a 24-10 loss. The Aggies are looking for their first big win of the season.With just a few hours remaining before the game, ESPN’s Matchup Predictor is predicting a close game.The Matchup Predictor is liking the Aggies in this one — Texas A&M is given a 54.1% chance to win. As a result, the Tigers have a 45.9% chance to win. The spread is anticipating a close game as well. Texas A&M is just a four-point favorite.This game is setting up to be one of the best of week four. Can the Aggies take down the Tigers?Or will Nix lead Auburn to another impressive victory?Auburn and Texas A&M kicks off at 3:30 PM ET on CBS.
Sydney and Brisbane to host inaugural edition ATP Cup men’s team eventBrisbane will host ATP Cup matches along with the existing WTA event for women but there is likely to be no men’s draw at the Brisbane International from next year.advertisement Reuters SydneyJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 17:05 IST Tennis Australia is contracted to host the ATP Cup finals until 2022 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 24-team tournament is seen as a threat to ITF’s revamped 18-nation Davis CupSydney will host the knockout rounds and final while the group stages will be played in BrisbaneThe new ATP event also has major implications for the other men’s and mixed events in AustraliaThe inaugural edition of the $15 million ATP Cup men’s team event will be hosted in Sydney, Brisbane and one other city in the lead-up to the Australian Open next January, Tennis Australia announced on Monday.Sydney, which will host the knockout rounds and final, announced a A$50.5 million ($36 million) upgrade of the Olympic Tennis Centre venue on Friday, which includes putting a roof on the main showcourt.Perth, which has hosted the mixed team Hopman Cup for the last 30 years, and Adelaide are the other cities likely to be in the running to host the group stage of the event along with Brisbane.The 24-team tournament is seen as a threat to the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) revamped 18-nation Davis Cup competition starting in Madrid in November.The new ATP event also has major implications for the other men’s and mixed events in Australia and further afield that have traditionally been used by players to prepare for the year’s first grand slam at Melbourne Park.Brisbane will host ATP Cup matches along with the existing WTA event for women but there is likely to be no men’s draw at the Brisbane International from next year.Sydney also currently hosts men and women’s draws at the Sydney International — a tournament with a history dating back to 1885 — in the week before the Australian Open.No details were given about how the hosting of the Jan. 3-12 ATP Cup would affect the men’s event but Tennis Australia said there could potentially be a new women’s tournament in Australia.advertisementThe most contentious potential casualty of the restructuring is the Hopman Cup, which was won by Swiss pairing Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic at the weekend.Popular with the players, and organised by the ITF rather than the tours, the event has been played out in front of healthy crowds in Perth since 1989 but is unlikely to survive without any top male players.Tennis Australia is contracted to host the tournament until 2022 and are on record as having said they “planned to honour” that agreement with the local government in Western Australia.Federer said after his victory last weekend that he hoped Perth would continue to host top class tennis.”If it’s the Hopman Cup, that’s great. If it’s not, then it’s a pity,” he said.”We had an unbelievable event here for so many years. These events … get the players closer together – men and women.”We share a lot of tournaments together, but it’s not the same as when you play together or share the same court. Let’s hope it continues in some way shape or form.”Craig Tiley, who is chief executive of Tennis Australia as well as co-organiser of the ATP Cup, said the time was right to expand the sport’s offering to Australian tennis fans.”We want more players rewarded, more opportunities for them, more opportunities for fans to get to see them … more global exposure for the sport.”A major step toward achieving that vision is to deliver world-class tennis to cities across Australia, which is what the ATP Cup will do.”It is the next piece in a vision that will ultimately grow tennis and provide inspiration for future generations,” Tiley added.Also Watch: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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow ATP Cup finalsFollow ATP Cup men’s team eventFollow Tennis AustraliaFollow ATP CupFollow ATP Next
Next India Today Web Desk June 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 13:15 IST Ajith in Nerkonda PaarvaiAjith Kumar has wrapped up the shoot of Nerkonda Paarvai a few weeks ago and the film is currently in the post-production phase. It is gearing up to release on August 15.Meanwhile, news about Ajith’s next film, tentatively titled Thala 60, is already making the rounds of social media.It is rumoured that Ajith is playing the role of a bike racer in the film, which will make use of his real-life passion for racing. Director of Nerkonda Paarvai, H Vinoth, is again teaming up with the actor for the film. Boney Kapoor, the producer of the Pink remake in Tamil, is bankrolling the upcoming project.Thala 60 is currently trending online because of a video clip in which Ajith Kumar sports a new hairstyle. The actor is seen wearing a cap and hiding his look. Social media is abuzz with speculation that it is Ajith’s new look from Thala 60.Here’s the clip:Unseen Video Of Thala #Ajith#Thala #AjithKumar #Ak60 #NerkondaPaarvai pic.twitter.com/O1SrXdNHcrMichael Billa (@rohithvincent) June 12, 2019 The cast and other details of the film are yet to be announced. However, the film has already created a huge buzz without even an official announcement from the makers.ALSO READ: Babloo Prithviraj says Ajith has zero dedication, Suriya is a horrible person. Gets burnt by fansALSO WATCH: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth may join politics with own partyGet 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 byP Kirubhakar Tags :Follow Thala 60Follow Ajith Ajith sports a new look for Thala 60? Watch videoA video of Ajith Kumar is making the rounds of social media, in which the actor is seen sporting a new look. Fans were quick to speculate that the makeover is for Thala 60.advertisement
No data available! scorecard World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail batted like Jos Buttler in last 15 overs, says Sarfaraz AhmedPakistan vs South Africa: Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed showered praise on Man of the Match Haris Sohail, whose rollicking 89 off 59 balls proved to be the difference between the 2 teams during their World Cup 2019 encounter on Sunday at Lord’s view more view less Next advertisement Ajay Tiwari LondonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 23:53 IST Sarfaraz Ahmed right waves to the fans after Pakistan defeated South Africa in their World Cup match at Lord’s. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs on Sunday at Lord’sHaris Sohail was adjudged the Man of the Match for top-scoring with 89 off 59 ballsPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed compared Haris’ end-overs hitting to that of England’s Jos ButtlerPakistan rode Haris Sohail’s 89 off 59 balls to go with an impressive showing from their bowlers to knock South africa out of the World Cup 2019 when the two teams met at Lord’s on Sunday. Sohail, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning innings, came into the team after Sarfaraz Ahmed decided to drop out-of-form all-rounder shoaib Malik and instantly proved his worth.After the victory, Sarfaraz singled out Haris for special praise as he compared his late-overs flourish to the way England’s Jos Buttler performs for the current hosts.”Haris Sohail put in a great performance. We changed the combination in this game. Couple of games earlier, we went with other combination. That’s the only thing. Sometimes change is good for the team. Today the way Haris batted, he is hungry to play in the game. He’s the main factor, the turning point, the way he batted in the last 15 overs, it was like Jos Buttler,” said Sarfaraz after the victory.The skipper credited the win to ‘a complete team performance’ as Pakistan managed to stay alive in the tournament. However, Sarfaraz was still critical of his team’s fielding as there were many dropped catches during the Proteas’ chase. Mohammad Amir alone was guilty of shelling 3 catches but thankfully for Pakistan it played little role in determining the end-result.”I think it’s a complete team performance. Credit to the openers. They played really well. We have to work harder on fielding. Again we dropped so many catches today. All three matches now are very crucial and we have to sort it out. Complete bowling effort. Credit goes to Amir, took early wickets and in the middle overs as well. Shadab was really good in the middle overs as well. Thanks to the fans for their support,” signed off Sarfaraz.advertisementPakistan now lie 7th on the World Cup 2019 points table with 5 points from 6 games. They will next play New Zealand on June 26 while for South Africa, their remaining matches against Sri Lanka and Australia only hold academic importance, as they are left to lick their wounds after another ouster from the World Cup.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan eliminate South Africa from semi-finals race with 49-run winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shaun Pollock puts ladybug on Imran Tahir’s shoulder for luckAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed graphs commentary
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 10:18 IST Ranveer Singh in 83.Ranveer Singh is playing the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in his upcoming film 83. Apart from the gym sessions and the net practice, Ranveer also has to maintain a strict diet in order to get the body of an athlete.Anmol Singhal, the co-founder of PoD supply, has devised a protein-heavy diet for the Gully Boy actor. Revealing details about the actor’s diet, Anmol told Mid Day, “Ranveer loves Indian cuisine. So, we try and bring as much variety into his food while keeping the restrictions in mind. for the past few months, Ranveer has been put on a protein-heavy diet. his favourite is the jalapeño and crisp bacon omelette that comprises rolled oats, eggs, topped with mixed nuts and fresh berries. the complex carbs [boost his] energy while the proteins help him cut the fat and increase muscle mass,”Since Ranveer has a sweet tooth, Anmol has made a dish that will fulfill Ranveer’s sweet cravings without making him feel guilty. “We’ve cracked a healthy variant of Nutella for Ranveer it’s an avocado mousse, made of 90 per cent dark chocolate chips and avocados,” he said.Ranveer is all excited for the film and he feels honoured to be a part of it. At India Today’s Salaam Cricket Conclave 2019, he exuded the same feeling. He said, “Hamare yaha cricket is a religion. This is like bhakti vaali yatra pe agaye saare. Extremely proud to be associated with this film.”advertisementTalkinga bout 83, he said, “83 ki jo kahani hai ki jis tarah se ek underdog team ne jaake ek ultimate achievement kar lia against all odds. Nobody believed in them, and to beat back-to-back World Cup champions and to lift the trophy for the first time. They have changed the face of sport and changed the attitude of the whole nation. So all of us boys are extremely proud of be a part of this project.”ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | Ranveer Singh turns Kapil Dev for 83. Seen his first look from Kabir Khan film yet?ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh on training with Kapil Dev for 83: I will follow him wherever he goesALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in ItalyGet 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh takes up special protein rich diet to get athletic body for 83. Read detailsRanveer Singh, who is playing Kapil Dev in 83, has taken up special protein rich diet to get into the body of an athlete.advertisement Next
1992 Summer Olympics: What happened on this day in the history169 countries participated in the Olympics held in Barcelona on July 25, 1992 which created history in the Olympics.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 18:34 IST For the first time, professional athletes were allowed to participate in the Games of the XXV held in Barcelona on 25th July 1992.In Barcelona, Spain, the opening ceremonies of the Games of the XXV were held on July 25, 1992. After the first games since 1972, professional athletes were allowed to participate for the first time. All member nations of the International Olympic Committee completed which resulted in the highest number of participants, as many as 169 countries participated, in the history of Olympics.Event witnessed many firstsIn 1992 summer Olympics, after the disintegration of Soviet Union, twelve former soviet states fielded as a united team, while others such as Estonia and Lithuania fielded their own teams for the first time since Berlin Olympics of 1936.Former Yugoslavian territories Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia participated under their own flags for the first time.South Africa, which was banned in 1960 for its racist apartheid policy, participated in the Olympics for the first time.About The Dream TeamUS men’s basketball team, nicknamed The Dream Team was one of the most anticipated performances of the Olympics.Star players like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley competed alongside 11 other NBA All-Stars and Duke University standout Christian Laettner.Before the US game against Angola, the Angolan players posed for pictures with their American competition and asked for autographs while the American team was relaxed, confident and often joked with the press.The Dream Team won the gold in the games, beating their opponents by an average of 44 points.Why did Deratu Tulu shine in the Olympics? Deratu Tulu of Ethopia, winner of the 10,000 metres created history. She was the first-ever black woman to win an Olympic medal.advertisementShe did a victory dance with white South African competitor Elana Meyer to celebrate South Africa’s recent abolishment of apartheid and as a symbolic gesture of African unity.Other memorable moments from the games included American Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s second consecutive heptathlon victory, Carl Lewis’ third consecutive gold in the long jump, and host country Spain’s gold-medal performance in men’s soccer.(Written by Soumya Goyal)Also read: World’s first and only life skills Olympiad launched in 100 countries: How to registerAlso read: Science and Mathematics Olympiad: Assessing raw talent at an early stageGet 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 bySrijit Das Tags :Follow OlympicFollow History Next
Ben Stokes issues Ashes rallying cry to England teammatesEngland will hope to regain the churn when they take on Australia in the opening Ashes match at Edgbaston from August 1.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 13:48 IST Ben Stokes has been reinstated as England’s Test vice-captain. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes believes his team must “hit the ground running” if they are to regain the Ashes against AustraliaEngland take on Australia in the opening Ashes match at Edgbaston from August 1The Ashes series will also see the start of the inaugural World Test ChampionshipEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes believes his team must “hit the ground running” if they are to regain the Ashes against Australia starting Thursday.According to Stokes, England who have an excellent record at Edgbaston — the venue of the first Test – must stamp their authority from the word go.”You can’t feel your way into any Ashes series,” Stokes was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “You have to hit the ground running. That first morning is when you want to stamp your authority on the series with bat and ball. Getting off to a good start can make it flow throughout the series, so you want to be the team on top and you want to win that first day. If you go 1-0 down in a series it can be hard to come back from.”Stokes, who played an instrumental role in England’s maiden World Cup win, also praised the Australian trio of David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft who would be making their return to Test cricket after serving their respective bans for involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy.”It’s definitely important to put them under pressure if they bat first. Davey Warner is a player who can take games away from you. He is a phenomenal batsman and very dangerous opener, so to tie him down and not let him establish his authority against us would be a really big plus for us for the rest of the series. The drive is going to be there for him to perform,” said Stokes while speaking of Warner.advertisement”And it will be the same for Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith.”We don’t want to give anything away to any of their batsmen. We want to let them know we are here to be serious and everyone in the changing room is desperately trying to get that urn back because it’s not good them having it,” he added.The Ashes series will also see the start of the inaugural World Test Championship which will see the top nine Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series, played over two years.The top two teams will contest in the WTC Final on June 2021 (to be played in the UK) and the winner will be crowned ICC World Test Champions.Also Read | Never asked umpire to take off four overthrows during World Cup final: Ben StokesAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja, James Pattinson set to play first testAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ben StokesFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia
How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Editors’ Recommendations If your apartment was on fire and you only had time to grab one or two of your belongings we’re pretty certain your iPad would be right up there with your cellphone and your pet cat. If you’re like us, you carry your trusty tablet everywhere you go, from your daily commute to the bathroom (cough.)To make sure you keep yours safe and stylish when you’re on the road, we’ve lovingly compiled a list of our top five cases on the market right now.1. Woolrich x Refleece iPad SleeveWith fall on the horizon, we can’t think of a better way to keep your iPad cozy than with this toasty Woolrich x Refleece plaid sleeve. The collaborative collection fuses Refleece’s functional case design with wool from America’s oldest woolen mill in operation. The result is totally timeless.2. Lifeproof NüüdGuaranteed to protect your iPad against all possible iPad calamities, the Lifeproof Nüüd is waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof. We recommend this one for on location photographers and those that have been known to drop their iPhone down the toilet on more than one occasion.3. Miniot Cover Mk2We can’t get enough of this Dutch design. Carved from magnetic wood, the Miniot Cover Mk2 fuses technology with a touch of soul-soothing nature. The wood is sourced from sustainable forests in the Netherlands and is lined with an Ultrasuede microfiber lining to protect your screen from scratches.4. New Classic Luxury iPad Case by Comme des GarçonsFor the guy that likes all of his accessories to be matching, preferably in black leather, this Comme case makes for a beautifully crafted addition. We love the chunky gold zipper and case actually doubles up as a document portfolio. Super smart.5. Flying Tiger iPad Case by KenzoWe love the idiosyncratic statement that this Kenzo cover makes. The designer brand is known for its achingly cool prints so why not swathe your iPad in a little piece of the action. The glossy plastic exterior will protect from scratches and the case comes with a screen protector included. It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary How to Remove Scratches from Glasses in One Easy Fix 2. Lifeproof Nüüd The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain
Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Editors’ Recommendations For a brand as large as Levi Strauss, crafting a personal relationship with its gigantic customer base is both ambitious and daunting. Advertising campaigns help declare the company’s visions and credo, but tend to have a hard time uniting customer and company. Realizing this void, Levi Strauss launched a blog — aptly called Unzipped — which uncovers exactly who, what, and why Levis is what it is. From up close and personal profiles of inspirational people, to ways of caring for your Levis and company news, Unzipped helps foster personal connections between Levis and its customers. Intrigued and interested in learning more, we caught up with Unzipped editor Michelle Wright to get an inside look at Levi’s inspirations and creativity behind the site.What inspired Levis to put together the Unzipped blog? When you pair the exciting work that’s going on everyday at LS&Co. in areas like innovation and sustainability with a history that spans 161 years, the result is a seemingly endless well of amazing story ideas. We wanted a way to tell those stories, give our perspective as it relates to industry trends and issues, and take our fans behind the scenes a bit to show them a side of the company they may not always see in our more traditional communications.How has the site been received since its launch? Very positively! It’s great to have a dedicated space that speaks to everything that’s happening on a company level. We’ve received a lot of support from our own employees as well as the audiences that our stories resonate with—everyone from die-hard Levi’s fans to denim and khaki lovers around the world. Of course, we’re hoping to continue and expand our topic offerings, but so far we’ve had success with pieces like “Stop Washing Your Jeans:” LS&Co. CEO Chip Bergh at Brainstorm Green, 5 Planet-Friendly Tips to Clean your Jeans, and We Don’t Chase the Landscape, We Change It.When you look at the site, it’s apparent it provides a more personal look at the massive brand Levis has become. Talk about why this is important for Levis and how you feel this brings you closer to your customer base. That’s exactly what we’re hoping to achieve. So many people have a personal connection with LS&Co. and our brands. We’re really trying to celebrate that on Unzipped with in-depth profiles of people we admire, personal insights from employees, exclusive information about the company, and even tips for people to care for their clothing. Unzipped is a way to personally deliver company news and views directly to anyone who’s interested and we’re excited by the opportunity to share and learn from fans and industry peers in the process.Explain a little about the creative process behind choosing which content posts to Unzipped.We act a bit like a newsroom, with an editorial calendar, pitches, and “beats”. We work with Group SJR, a creative agency that specializes in content, to brainstorm on story ideas. As editor, I oversee our content strategy, making sure our stories touch on our various areas of focus as a company – from sustainability to innovation to heritage and community involvement — and reflect the voice and tone that we’re hoping to capture on the site. As far as the creative process goes, everyone on staff obviously loves jeans and khakis, so there’s no shortage of enthusiasm for the subject, whether it’s about what it’s like to work as a Levi’s designer or the story behind a particular product or trend. LS&Co. is a company that prides itself on its storied past and oftentimes, it’s as easy as mining the company archives, talking with someone in the elevator, or popping over to the Eureka Innovation lab to uncover interesting narratives or people to profile on the site.What are you (and Levis) most proud of about the blog?I’m most proud that the site’s content captures the pioneering spirit of the company (or at least that’s what I’m focused on doing everyday!). From implementing the Terms of Engagement in partner factories, to supporting gay marriage, and championing women’s rights, the stories from within LS&Co. aren’t just about jeans — they’re about action and doing what’s right, which is a narrative thread that I’m thrilled to support. The stories I love most highlight the great work people do in their favorite Levi’s or Dockers. For instance, we recently launched a Modern Day Pioneer series, which showcases a few visionaries that we admire, from sustainable startup founders to philanthropists and do-gooders. I love being able to give those stories the attention they deserve. And, of course, I know so much more about the history of the jean than I ever thought I would!What’s the ideal path for Unzipped moving forward?Telling compelling, authentic stories that resonate with our readers will always be our number one goal, I don’t see that changing. As we move forward, we want to push the boundaries of how we’re telling those stories through additional multimedia and visual content and by providing interesting insights into what’s on the horizon and how we’re innovating. Our ideal path is one that makes sure we tell the great stories we have here at LS&Co. and celebrate the principles that have kept us going for the last 161 years.Head on over to Levis’ Unzipped blog to catch all the unique stories, personal perspectives, and latest projects coming out of the San Francisco based company. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful How to Make a Mojito The Manual Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes With a New Name
Harley-Davidson continues to roll out impressive motorcycles and I recently got to sample several on my home turf in Portland, Oregon. HD was smart enough to pick the lovely Pacific Northwest for an extended press ride through some local scenic spots (sorry about all the forest fire smoke), as well as some riding on what Harley’s do best: trolling through city streets.Our first ride was reserved for seat time on the Sportster and Street bike lines – except they’re not really called Sportsters any more, having been reclassified as the “Forty-Eight” and Iron 883 lines. Forty-Eight? That’s for 1948, the retro root Harley casts back to for styling inspiration for the current line of bikes. For the record, the Forty-Eight series bikes displace 1200cc while the Iron 883 are just that: 883cc. Your basic Forty-Eight starts at $11,199 and ticks up from there depending on what you want to add or change, although the stock bikes we rode seemed like a very complete package.During our press introduction, where HD development team members discussed new, more supple suspension and other tweaks to the classic lightweight (for a Harley) cruisers, I was having a hard time pulling my eyes way from a sumptuous blacked-out and red-tanked Forty-Eight perched on a display box. That one, yes, I’d like to ride that one please.Wish granted, we left See See Motorcycles, a local hub for gearheads and caffeine lovers, which are often one and the same in this town. The pockmarked and buckboard streets of Portland’s industrial district were the perfect testing ground for the new springs on the Forty-Eight, which handled the potholes, pavement patches and railroad crossings with aplomb.Not handled with aplomb: cornering. Granted, we had no setup opportunities prior to our city ride, and at six-one and 230 pounds, I’m not exactly a flyweight pilot. There was no chance to dial in more preload on the adjustable rear boingers before we hit the street. To compound the scraping, our ride leader, local bike guy Thor Drake, had chosen one of the city’s twistiest ride routes, and I must have beveled a few pounds of steel off my red sled in the tight corners.I typically ride a sportbike, so I’m used to getting the bike over, especially on this road, so my go-get-’em style needed to be dialed back to avoid leveraging the Forty-Eight off its tires. Riding style adjusted, I still touched the peg feelers down often and with authority, but otherwise the Forty-Eight was a jot to ride, even in the curves, albeit with a fair bit of mindfullness of the limits.Sportsters – er, Forty-Eights – used to be the “low end” of Harley’s price and power output spectrum, but I have no complaints abut engine power. The air-cooled 1200cc V-Twin is hot off the line and speed mounts quickly as the engine pulls from a deep well of torque. HD never talks numbers when it comes to power, but trust me when I say you will not be disappointed when you roll on the throttle in any of the five gears.After getting confused while on a photo stop, I had to circle back to my group, which included a blast down a deserted industrial parkway. A quick glance at the speedo showed 90 plus and the Forty Eight was still pulling hard. Coming up to the turn, the two-disc setup with ABS scrubbed off the speed with no problem, and rejoining the group, I was impressed with with Forty-Eight’s capability for extra-legal velocity. Ridden at legal speeds in fifth, the bike just rolls smoothly down the road untaxed and relaxed, ready to reach the far horizon. Pity we had to head back to the hotel so soon.Rolling through the downtown streets of Portland, our parade of a dozen or so bikes still managed to get some attention from foodie-focused pedestrians. Sitting at a light, a young woman crossing the intersection sized me up on the Forty-Eight and nodded approval. “Nice bike,” she said as she moved on to any number of downtown hotspots.Nice indeed. Harley-Davidson continues to refine the former Sportsters from the bare-bones brawler they used to be to the slightly more civilized – but still badass – rides that provide an entertaining entry into Harley’s riding culture. Call them Forty-Eights, Iron 883 or what have you, the bikes are cool, capable and fun to ride. If you’re a heavyweight rider like me, just be sure to dial in some more rear spring before saddling up.Photo by Riles and Nelson Photography Editors’ Recommendations Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 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