10 months agoDate set for Barcelona defender Pique to buy FC Andorra

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Date set for Barcelona defender Pique to buy FC Andorraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique will complete the purchase of FC Andorra next month.Marca reports Pique is set to become the majority shareholder of FC Andorra through his company Kosmos and this takeover is expected to be announced on January 3, 2019.His purchase will be possible once the principality modifies its sporting law, which it is expected to do this Thursday, and once the club’s board approves the move at a meeting scheduled for December 29.It was revealed one week ago by the Diari de Andorra that the Barcelona centre-back was planning this transaction and now RAC1 have revealed the day that an official announcement is due. last_img read more

a month agoWijnaldum insists Liverpool will handle busy schedule

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wijnaldum insists Liverpool will handle busy scheduleby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum says Liverpool will handle their upcoming schedule.The Reds will play their first Champions League clash Napoli at Stadio San Paolo this Tuesday, with clashes with Chelsea, MK Dons, Sheffield United, Salzburg and Leicester City afterwards.”You already know before the season that you’re going to play in a lot of competitions and that you need a squad that is fit and big because you need everyone,” Wijnaldum told liverpoolfc.com.”Not every player can play all of the games so we knew it before, but I think we have to embrace it because it means that you play for a lot of prizes. We’re just trying to enjoy it and play football.” last_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal keeper Martinez: This is why I returned!

first_img​Arsenal keeper Martinez: This is why I returned!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez was delighted with his first start of the season.The backup keeper at the club started in their Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt.He managed a clean sheet in an impressive 3-0 away win.And he spoke about the game, indicating that such nights are why he came back early for pre-season.He said to the club’s official website: “I had a really good second half of the season with Reading and I started pre-season really well. “I came to pre-season training early to make sure I was ready for Arsenal. I had a good pre-season, “I waited for my chance and when I got it the manager chose me in this difficult game away from home, and I just wanted to keep the clean sheet to make sure the back four is solid with me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea ace Willian enjoying leadership role

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ace Willian enjoying leadership roleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Willian is enjoying his leadership role this season.The midfielder struck in their 2-0 win over Brighton.”I enjoy it a lot,” he said. “I enjoy myself, I enjoy it with my team-mates and I have pleasure to play with them and this is what I want – to have pleasure, play, enjoy myself on the pitch and get the results.”Willian also said, “If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to win points and win games, so we go for it. We have to keep pushing, and working hard, and I think we can do that.” last_img

Stam: Van den Berg signing is a win-win for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool have nothing to lose from signing teenage Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, according to his former boss Jaap Stam.Van den Berg joined Liverpool from Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle on Thursday in a reported €1.5million (£1.3m) deal that could rise by a further €3.5m with add-ons.The 17-year-old has featured 22 times in the top tier of Dutch football and is rumoured to have been courted by clubs across Europe, including Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And Stam, who managed Van den Berg during his half-season in charge of Zwolle in 2018-19, insisted Liverpool are signing a player with plenty of potential.”Sepp is a very talented player, we’ve said that many times at PEC Zwolle,” Stam told a news conference on Sunday. “We all know how this world works, so it’s inevitable that a player makes a transfer at a certain point in his career. “We know that English and Spanish clubs scout all over the world, but especially in the Netherlands for talented Dutch defenders, because they’re known to be good with their feet. “Those clubs usually have enough money lying around to take a risk and sign a few of them and see if it pays off in the long run. “If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, they’ll probably sell them for more money than before. In the end it’s up to the clubs, but I wish Sepp all the best and I hope he’ll turn out to be a big success story at Liverpool.”Stam has taken over as Feyenoord head coach ahead of the new season, but he did not try to bring Van den Berg across from Zwolle.”We haven’t talked about that,” he said when asked if the in-demand defender was one of his transfer targets. “Looking back at the situation we were in at PEC Zwolle, we were battling against relegation. In those cases, you have to make sure that the available players are of the sufficient level to perform week in, week out. “In those cases, you don’t have time to educate and to develop, which sometimes could hurt the development of youth players. But to be very clear about the subject – if the youth players show they are ready, they get a shot.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

ESPN Releases Its New College Football “Bottom 10”

first_imgKirby Smart reacting to a play in a Georgia football game.COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs instructs his team against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Every week, ESPN updates its “Bottom 10” rankings. After Week 7, the list features a major SEC program that was just ranked in the top five.Georgia fell from the ranks of the unbeaten last weekend, losing at LSU by three touchdowns. The loss put a serious damper on any plans the Bulldogs have to get back to the College Football Playoff.Now, no sane media member considers Georgia to be one of the 10 worst teams in the country. But the “Bottom 10” isn’t a strict ranking of the 10 weakest programs. It is more a combination of truly bad teams and teams that are coming off a brutal weekend.Georgia fits in the latter category this week. That’s why they have made their “Bottom 10” debut.Here is the full ESPN “Bottom 10” after Week 7:UTEPRiceSan Jose StateUConnGeorgiaTexas StateBowling GreenNebraskaRutgersOregon StateWe wouldn’t expect Georgia to have a long stay on this list. They should be off it by next week in fact.However, fans of Nebraska, Rutgers and Oregon State should be prepared to see their teams finish the season in the “Bottom 10.” All three programs have been on this list for quite some time, and they aren’t showing signs of getting off it.last_img read more

Major Columnist Thinks Top Head Coach Is Getting Fired

first_imgStanford's offense going against USC's defense in the Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 14: The USC Trojans and the Stanford Cardinal play with crowde stands in the background on November 14, 2009 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Stanford won 55-21. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)A major columnist believes one college football head coach’s tenure at his school will soon be coming to an end.Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke has, basically, called for the Clay Helton era at USC to come to an end.USC lost to UCLA on Saturday, dropping below .500 on the season, as the Trojans now need to upset Notre Dame to get bowl eligible.It’s not good.If Saturday in Pasadena wasn’t the precise end of Clay Helton’s career as USC coach, you could certainly see it from here.In the wake of the season’s most embarrassing loss in its biggest game, a 34-27 defeat to UCLA, it seems impossible that Helton will keep his job beyond next week’s season finale against Notre Dame.With all due respect to the three-win Bruins, this wasn’t so much a football game as a portrait of a talented Trojans team in chaos.Helton was a surprising full-time hire in the first place, and while he has some good moments at USC, a change feels imminent.Who will USC attempt to hire to replace him? It’s going to be a fascinating search (assuming it happens, of course).last_img read more

New Bowl Projection For LSU Heading Into Saturday’s Action

first_imgLSU Tigers huddle before gameBATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 13: LSU Tigers huddles up before a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)The LSU Tigers have a 9-3 record, and are in the running for a New Year’s Six game in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where LSU football could land.LSU had a solid season, handing Georgia its only loss of the year, but was also blown out by Alabama (as most were), fell to Florida, and lost in last week’s wacky seven overtime game at Texas A&M 74-72.The Tigers are likely going to wind up third or fourth in the SEC’s bowl pecking order, behind Playoff hopefuls Alabama and Georgia, and possibly the Gators, who are one rank ahead of them in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. A&M and Kentucky are also floating around the same range with similar records.If LSU football sticks around the Top 12 when the new rankings come out tomorrow, it should make a New Year’s Six game.On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He projected that the Tigers will head to the Fiesta Bowl to face Group of Five champion UCF.His projections have Alabama making the Playoff, Georgia representing the SEC in the Sugar Bowl, LSU and Florida being at-large bid recipients in the Fiesta and Peach Bowls, respectively. Kentucky would head to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.LSU entered the year with questions about Ed Orgeron’s long-term abilities as head coach. While the Tigers fell short of Playoff contention, they were a crazy set of overtimes away from a 10-win regular season, beat UGA, and were competitive in their only other loss. Coach O will need to build on that, but a Fiesta Bowl bid would cap a solid 2018 season.[Sports Illustrated]last_img read more

Colin Cowherd Makes Score Predictions For Texas A&M vs. Auburn, Georgia vs. Notre Dame, Washington vs. BYU

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.Each week, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd makes score predictions for three of the biggest college football games. This week, he chose Texas A&M vs. Auburn, Georgia vs. Notre Dame and Washington vs. BYU.Here’s what Cowherd had to say about each matchup:On Texas A&M vs. Auburn: “I’m going to roll with the Aggies and take them. Auburn has not played well. Even the Oregon game they won, they were outplayed for most of it. They’re not good against SEC teams.…Texas A&M meanwhile, if you take out their games against Clemson and Alabama they’re 11-2 in their last 13. They’re struggling against the teams that beat everybody. …I’m going to take Texas A&M to win this game 36-27.”On Washington vs. BYU: “Play of the weekend. Washington -6.5, so they have to win by a touchdown. I’ll take the Huskies. They’ve led the Pac-12 in scoring defense and they’ve led the Pac-12 in total defense the last several years – in fact, four. What does that tell you? They are brilliantly coached.…BYU has played back-to-back highly emotional overtime games. I think they come back down to earth.…Washington is healthier. They cover the spread. Huskies win 30-20.”On Georgia vs. Notre Dame: “Initially I thought I kind of like Notre Dame getting a couple of touchdowns. Once you go deep-diving on this game, it becomes very clear – this is going to be problematic for Notre Dame. I’m going to take Georgia at home -14.5 points. Notre Dame has lost 10 straight games to top-five teams.…Georgia is a monster at home. 15 straight home wins.…Notre Dame’s run defense is their weakness. Georgia’s run offense is their strength. I’m going to take Georgia, it is a big number, 14.5. But I’m going to take them by 16 – 36-20.”Here’s video of Cowherd making his picks:Cowherd went 1-2 last week, as he incorrectly predicted Michigan State would beat Arizona State and Iowa State would beat Iowa. He got Florida’s win over Kentucky right.We’ll see if Cowherd can improve this weekend.last_img read more

New Zealand clinch series by thrashing Sri Lanka by 423 runs in 2nd Test

first_imgNew Zealand clinch series by thrashing Sri Lanka by 423 runs in 2nd TestNew Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Trent Boult took two wickets on the final day as Sri Lanka finished with 236/9 with Angelo Mathews retired hurt on 22.advertisement Associated Press ChristchurchDecember 30, 2018UPDATED: December 30, 2018 07:08 IST New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Trent Boult took six wickets in the first innings and three in the second. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand finished the second Test on the final Test within 14 ballsTrent Boult had a 9-wicket haul in the Christchurch TestWagner finished with 4 for 48 in the second innings at ChristchurchNew Zealand needed only 14 balls to crush Sri Lanka by 423 runs in the second Test on Sunday to clinch the two-match series 1-0 and claim a historic fourth straight series win.Sri Lanka began the final day on 231-6 but was effectively seven wickets down because key man Angelo Mathews, who retired hurt on 22 on Saturday with a hamstring strain, was unable to bat.Trent Boult bowled Suranga Lakmal (18) with the third ball of the day, Neil Wagner had Dilruwan Perera (22) caught off the second ball of the next over and Boult returned to trap Dushmantha Chameera (3) lbw in the third over.Wagner finished with 4-48 as Sri Lanka ended on 236-9. Boult took 3-77 to complete match figures of 9-107 after his 6-30 in the first innings.The home team won despite having been dismissed for 178 in the first innings, that total made competitive by lower-order batsman Tim Southee’s 68. Southee was named player of the match.Boult then achieved career-best figures as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 104.The hosts amassed 585-4 declared in the second innings with Tom Latham making 176, Henry Nicholls 162 not out and Colin De Grandhomme 71 not out, including the fastest test 50 by a New Zealander.New Zealand’s series victory came after previous triumphs against Pakistan, England and the West Indies.”It’s a fantastic achievement,” captain Kane Williamson said. “We wanted to play a little bit better to penetrate that fighting quality the Sri Lankans showed in the previous game. We were able to do that and come away with the win which was a great team effort, and in amongst that were some great individual contributions.”advertisementNew Zealand’s recent successes are due in large part to the excellent batting form of Latham, Nicholls and Williamson.”Both those guys, along with everyone else at some time, have been contributing brilliantly,” Williamson said.Sri Lanka had hoped to take some positives out of the series ahead of five one-day matches against New Zealand and tough test assignments against Australia and South Africa.”It’s disappointing,” captain Dinesh Chandimal said. “The way we batted in the first innings in both test matches was not good.”But I’m really happy with the way we played in the second innings. We fought hard as a team and that’s a plus point for us. But we have to learn how to get a good start, especially in the first innings.”Also Read | Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain knighted in Queen’s New Year Honours listAlso Read | Trent Boult takes 6 wickets in 15 balls to clean up Sri Lanka innings in 2nd 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 Tags :Follow Trent BoultFollow Tim SoutheeFollow Neil WagnerFollow New Zealand vs Sri LankaFollow Christchurch TestFollow Henry NichollsFollow Dinesh ChandimalFollow Suranga Lakmallast_img read more

Face mask for bowlers? R Ashwin, Unadkat propose new gear after Ashok Dinda injury

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 14:24 IST Ashok Dinda was cleared of danger after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball on Monday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJaydev Unadkat shared video of Ashok Dinda’s injury and called for face mask for bowlersR Ashwin said he has been advocating protective gears for bowlers since 2011Ashok Dinda was struck on the forehead during a practice T20 game in Kolkata on MondayThere was a time when Sunil Gavaskar had batted without helmets against the fearsome West Indies pace bowlers, which included the scary quintet of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Malcolm Marshall. However, the sport has gone through quite a lot of changes over the last few decades.Following an array of unfortunate on-field incidents, including the tragic death of Australia opener Philip Hughes, the usage of helmets has been made mandatory under the new helmet regulations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017. Concussion tests for batsmen and safety tests for helmets are immediately held if a batsman gets hit by a bouncer.However, protective gears for bowlers and umpires are a rarity in international cricket even as the bats are getting bigger and thicker. With the advent of T20 cricket, batsmen are striking harder than ever leaving the bowlers and sometimes, the on-field officials in danger of getting injured.Recently, India and Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda was struck on his forehead by a cricket ball while he was attempting for a caught-and-bowled chance during a practice T20 game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.Pacer @dindaashoke gets hit on forehead by a ball during #Bengal teams practice session at Eden Gardens. Pacer was rushed to hospital but doctors say nothing to worry. pic.twitter.com/4iCu5EB4NjIndrojit | (@iindrojit) February 11, 2019Dinda continued bowling a few balls but complained of dizziness before being taken to a local hospital wherein he was cleared of anything alarming. Dinda was adviced two day’s of rest following CT scans to his injured forehead.advertisementFollowing the frightful incident, India off-spinner R Ashwin and pacer Jaydev Unakdat have called for face masks for bowlers in cricket. Unadkat shared a video of Dinda’s injury and stressed the need for protective gear for bowlers.Been saying it since 2011, these kind of incidences never used to happen in the pre T 20 Era. Something has surely changed , wonder what it is https://t.co/5xasN4IAbZAshwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 14, 2019″About time that a face-mask for bowlers makes its way into all that has evolved in cricket. Its scary how this kind of incidents have become frequent in our game! Hope you good Dinda @dindaashoke .. What do you say Ash bhai? (sic)” Unadkat wrote on Twitter.Replying to Unadkat, Ashwin wrote: “Been saying it since 2011, these kind of incidences never used to happen in the pre T 20 Era. Something has surely changed, wonder what it is (sic).”Also 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 Ashok DindaFollow Jaydev UnadkatFollow R AshwinFollow Helmet cricketFollow India cricket news Face mask for bowlers? R Ashwin, Unadkat propose new gear after Ashok Dinda injuryWhile the ICC has made helmets mandatory for batsmen, at least against fast bowlers, only a few fielders and umpires have been seen wearing protective gears in international cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

Badminton Nationals: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma enter semi-finals

first_img Press Trust of India GuwahatiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 14:21 IST Badminton Nationals: Saina Nehwal beat Neha Pandit in the quarter-final in just 23 minutes. (BAI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal trounced Neha Pandit of Mumbai 21-10, 21-10Parupalli Kashyap fought off Bodhit Joshi 21-18, 21-16Sourabh Verma pulled off an upset vs 2nd seed Sai Praneeth with a 21-11, 21-23, 21-18 winFormer champions Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma advanced to the semifinals of the 83rd Yonex-Sunrise Senior Badminton Nationals here Friday.Defending champion Saina hardly broke a sweat to get the better of former India number one Neha Pandit of Mumbai 21-10, 21-10 in a lop-sided quarterfinal contest.The two-time Commonwealth Games champion will face 22-year-old Nagpur qualifier Vaishnavi Bhale, who was part of India’s Uber Cup squad last year, later in the evening.Kashyap, a 2012 winner, prevailed 21-18, 21-16 over Bodhit Joshi, who had reahed the finals of Iceland International last year. The former world no 6 from Hyderabad will face Lakshya Sen in the semifinals later in the day.Both Saina and Kashyap had played their pre-quarterfinal match on Thursday night at the newly-laid wooden court at the TRP indoor stadium after refusing to play at the Assam Badminton Academy courts due to “uneven” surface.Earlier, former World No 30 Sourabh, who had clinched Super 100 titles at Russia Open and Dutch Open last year, eked out a hard-fought 21-11, 21-23, 21-18 triumph over B Sai Praneeth.Sourabh grabbed seven straight points from 14-17 down in the decider against former Singapore Open champion Sai Praneeth in the quarterfinals.The 26-year-old Sourabh, a two-time former champion, will meet qualifier Kaushal Dharmamer of Mumbai later in the evening.Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu had notched up two clinical wins on Thursday and will play the other women’s singles semifinal against local sensation Ashmita Chaliha later in the day.Also Read | PV Sindhu storms into semisAlso Read | Saina Nehwal refuses to play due to poor court conditions in badminton nationalsadvertisementFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Badminton Senior National Championships 2019Follow Saina NehwalFollow Parupalli KashyapFollow Sourabh VermaFollow B Sai PraneethFollow PV Sindhu Badminton Nationals: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma enter semi-finalsBadminton National Championships 2019: Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap registered easy wins to reach semis while Sourabh Verma fought Sai Praneeth in three games to advance in the tournament.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

World Athletics Championships, Day 4 live streaming, schedule for Indian athletes in Doha

first_img India Today Web Desk DohaSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 23:47 IST World Athletics Championships, Day 4 live streaming (Courtesy by: AFI)Indian athletes have thus far failed to win a medal at the ongoing IAAF World Championships 2019 in Doha. India got only to cheer something about when mixed relay team secured a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olymics after qualifying for the final of the 4x400m.However, The Indian 4x400m mixed relay team finished seventh in the final race with a season-best effort here.The team of Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Tom Nirmal Noah clocked 3 minute 15.77 seconds to finish seventh in the field of eight countries on Sunday.It was just a tad slower than the 3:15.71 clocked by the Indian team while winning gold in the Asian Games last year.On Day 2 of the event, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s World Championships campaign ended in disappointment as she crashed out in the first round while 400m hurdler MP Jabir made an exit in the semifinals here on Saturday.Dutee clocked 11.48 seconds — one of her worst timings this season — in the women’s 100m heats to finish seventh in her heat and 37th overall among 47 competitors.Running in the outermost lane, Jabir finished fifth in men’s 400m hurdles semifinals heat number 3 and 16th overall among 24 runners with a time of 49.71 seconds. The top two finishers in each of the three semifinal heats and the next two fastest runners qualify for the finals.Here are the Indian athletes to be in action on Day 4Day 4 – September 30Javelin Throw Women’s Qualification – Annu Rani – 7 PM ISTWomen’s 200m Heats – Archana Suseendran – 7:35 PM ISTadvertisementWomen’s 400m Heats – Anjali Devi – 8:45 PM ISTLive streaming of the IAAF World Championships in Doha will be available on Hotstar.Also Read | World Athletics Championships: Dutee Chand fails to reach 100m semis, misses Olympic quotaAlso Read | World Athletics Championships: India finish 7th in 4x400m mixed relay final, USA win goldFor 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 World Athletics Championships, Day 4 live streaming, schedule for Indian athletes in DohaIAAF World Championships 2019, Day 4: Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani and women’s 200m runner Archana Suseendran will be in action on Monday in Doha.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Burn This: Baxter of California Ash Series Candles

first_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Editors’ Recommendations Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Former advertising executive Baxter Finley founded his eponymous grooming brand Baxter of California in 1965 after moving to Los Angeles from New York, receiving a beating on his skin from the harsh sunlight, and discovering that there were no products specifically targeted towards men. He aimed Baxter of California towards “men with an interest in their well-being, a sense of heritage, and a discerning taste.” The label is still going strong five decades later; with a range of products that includes deodorant, lip balm, straight razors and more.Baxter of California’s latest release is its third collection of scented candles called the Ash Series, which is inspired by different regions of the Golden State — the beaches on the coast, the dry desert and the mountain ranges. The three scents — Sweet Ash, Smoke Ash and Wood Ash — share the notes of cedar, pine, sandalwood, and cade. Pick up one, or all three of these candles and let their fresh, outdoorsy scents transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of California, unless of course, you’re lucky enough to already be there. Baxter of California Ash Series Candles, $60 each at baxterofcalifornia.com.last_img read more

Magasin Turns a New Page in L.A.’s Menswear Scene

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Gents in Los Angeles can now all feel like “leading men” thanks to Magasin, a specialty multibrand, men’s boutique opened in March by Josh Peskowitz, the former men’s fashion director at Bloomingdale’s, and his business partners Christophe Desmaison and Simon Golby. Specializing in well crafted, hard-to-find brands, the Culver City shop, which is named after the French word for “store,” has already developed a reputation as a highly original outpost for guys’ style. Peskowitz, a favorite of menswear blogs and Instagram thanks to his own wardrobe, recently gave The Manual the story behind this new must-visit venture….What prompted you to open Magasin?I felt like there was an opportunity to open a store that spoke a slightly different language than the stores I have visited and worked with in my career thus far. My partners and I put all those ideas into Magasin and the first six months have been very positive.How would you describe the overall selection and merchandise?We focus on construction and fabric. Most of our designers come from Japan, Italy, or the United States and all are known for their craftsmanship, so we wanted to showcase what makes them special and their ability to innovate.What are your current bestsellers?Camoshita, Massimo Alba, and Engineered Garments.Who is the Magasin customer?Creative professionals and anyone enthusiastic about interesting clothing and accessories.What are your picks for must-have items this fall?Massimo Piombo mohair robe coat, ts(s) quilted short sleeve over shirt, and Giana carrot-fit cavalry twill chinos.You don’t have an online shop yet. Will you soon?We’re working on that now and will have it up and running in the next few months.What has been the best part about running the store so far?Meeting the people who come in and visit.How does buying for a small men’s boutique compare to being fashion director for a huge operation like Bloomingdale’s?I’m much more focused on a single vision. We’re a small store so we have the luxury of buying and merchandising with an eye towards telling a specific story.You’ve said that like a magazine, the shop needs to tell a story. What is currently on the “cover” and what’s the main “feature” about at present?Textural tailoring and autumn colors.What is the price range of your merchandise?From $40 to $3000, most things cost in the $300 range, which isn’t bad considering our assortment is made in some of the world’s best factories and workshops.You are highly respected in the menswear community. What would your advice be to The Manual reader who wants to up his fashion game and feel good but who doesn’t feel comfortable with out-there trends, etc.?Fit is always most important. You can wear very non-attention grabbing clothes and if they fit perfectly you’ll get all the attention you want.Photos: Magasin, la.racked.com, vogue.com Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

The Lady-Approved Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

first_imgValentine’s Day is almost here — are you ready? Unsure of what she’ll like? Well, here’s a guide: No teddy bears, please, and Candy Hearts are being discontinued this year, thank the chalky heavens. If that leaves you stuck on gifts for Valentine’s Day, eat some chocolate and calm down. Here are the best (least corny and most caring) presents that say you really care and happy V-day, baby.Instead of Red WineTequila Avión ReposadoReplace a bottle of boring red with a Valentine-crimson box of Tequila Avión Reposado. Produced from rare Blue Weber agave in the highest region of Jalisco, Mexico, this warm expression is a labor of love, with notes of spices, dried fruit, vanilla, and oak. I mean, that just sounds romantic. Plus it’s special, created slowly in small batches under a time-intensive distilling process, much like your feelings for her.$55Instead of a Box of ChocolatesDouble Chocolate OHi Superfood BarsLet’s be real, a box of chocolate is overdone. She isn’t going to like all the flavors and will probably feel sick (or guilty) after eating them all. (And we will eat them all.) Get her protein bars instead! Order a box of raw superfood OHi Bars, which taste sweet and make your body feel amazing. They’re also pretty expensive and flown in from Hawaii. Sure it’s a major chocolate holiday, but if you plan on being *ahem* active together, nosh on these paleo, plant-based, kosher, and grain-free pieces of heaven. They have a Double Chocolate flavor tastes indulgent.$25Instead of LingerieObakki Cinder BlanketPlease don’t guess her lingerie size when the sexiest, most luxurious blanket is one-size fits all. Made of 100-percent cruelty-free cashmere-like acrylic, Obakki’s Cinder Blanket is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, especially paired with a homemade foot-massage coupon. Obakki shares the love by donating all proceeds from the blanket toward providing basic needs to people in South Sudan, Cameroon, and Uganda. And a man who gives back is very sexy.$89Instead of JewelryOne Eleven SW1 Solar WatchI’ve never liked jewelry picked out for me by a man and odds are, neither did your Valentine. Moreover, most “Valentine’s Day” jewelry isn’t realistic (and looks corny). You want to get her something she can wear every day, and therefore think of you more. Enter: the One Eleven solar watch set that includes two removable straps (one leather, one nylon), with a matte green dial and water-resistant build. It’s both a quality and sentimental gift. Go the extra mile with an engraving of your initials or a cute nickname you call her.$225Instead of a Photo of YouFramed Movie PosterLiving in different apartments gives you the perfect opportunity to add heartfelt mementos to her wall. Instead of a framed photo of your mug, find a good-quality vintage poster of a film you both watched together and loved. Every couple has one (or six) movies that stand out in their unique relationship. If you’re into different genres either buy her one of her fave flicks or accept your doom, as Godard said, “a man and a woman who do not like the same films will eventually divorce.”$89Instead of Dinner OutA Night at a Hotel The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Cris Molina 1 of 3 Cris Molina Next Take the money you’d spend on a candle-lit dinner in a crowded restaurant and spend it on a night’s stay at a relaxed yet sophisticated boutique hotel, like Kimpton Hotel Born in Denver (or any Kimpton Hotel, really). While being elegant and situated directly downtown, Born maintains a fun and creative vibe with epic floor-to-ceiling window views, homey wood design, killer craft beers on menu, and a smattering of commissioned artwork hidden around the property. Grab the Valentine’s Day “Binge and Better” package, with a $20 movie credit, cocktail credits, fitness passes, and other swoon-worthy perks.Instead of a CardFlowersDuh, man. Whether it’s a single flower or a bouquet, men will never understand the true power of flowers. Even if she says they’re impractical: Get. Her. Flowers. Here’s how they work: We know they are functionally useless, so it’s a sign you’re going beyond practicality and simply thinking about her. They make her feel special, they’re a surprise, and when she sees those flowers in the future she might think fondly of you. A card will get tossed or lost. Rule of thumb: go modest but not cheap on the blooms. A massive bouquet of blood-red roses from a new fling is scary, not romantic.To complement your gift, you might try putting on our playlist of romantic music that isn’t too cheesy. And if you need gift ideas for him, head here.center_img Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work Cris Molina How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep Previous last_img read more

Rhiannon Giddens Walks the Length of Freedom Highway

first_img Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors A Guide to Slivovitz, Eastern Europe’s Favorite Brandy John PeetsAcclaimed Americana musician Rhiannon Giddens’ second solo album, Freedom Highway, is an ambitious and timely one. Over the course of twelve tracks, Giddens presents music based on, in her own words, “slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and headlines from streets of Ferguson and Baltimore today.”Of the twelve tracks on Freedom Highway, Giddens wrote or co-write nine. Another is a traditional song, and the final two are civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.Featuring little more instrumentation than a plucked banjo, opening track “At the Purchaser’s Option” presents a harrowing first person account of a young woman wondering whether she will have to give up her baby when she is sold as a slave. A 19th Century advertisement inspired Giddens to write the song. “Thinking about her,” the musician said, “and how she had to maintain her humanity against horrific odds inspired this song named for the end of the ad: ‘She has with her a 9-month old baby, who is at the purchaser’s option.’”The album closes with its bright and uplifting title track, showing in the expansion of sound and the cultural progress since the time of “At the Purchaser’s Option.” Giddens herself, on the day after the 2016 Presidential Election, said the following of the song:“I am a daughter of the South; of the white working class, of the black working class; of the Democrat, and the Republican; of the gay, and the straight; and I can tell you one thing—we are far more alike than we are different. We cannot let hate divide us; we cannot let ignorance diminish us; we cannot let those whose greed fills their every waking hour take our country from us. They can’t take U.S. from US—unless we let them. I recorded this with Bhi Bhiman, all-American singer-songwriter from St. Louis, whose parents are from Sri Lanka. America’s strength are her people, whether they came 4,000, 400, or 40 years ago, and we can’t leave anyone behind. Let’s walk down Freedom Highway together.”Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens is out now through Nonesuch Records and is available on Amazon, iTunes, and the Nonesuch Store. The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America Editors’ Recommendations Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care last_img read more

Have Your Japanese Beer and Mix It, Too, with Kirin Ichiban Beertails

first_img 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer 1 bottle Kirin Light5 ml apple- and cinnamon-infused rye whiskey*1 bottle ginger beer5 ml lime juiceMethod: Pour the liquor and lime juice into a glass with a few ice cubes. Top off with equal parts beer and ginger beer. Stir gently.*Apple- and cinnamon-infused rye whiskey: Soak one sliced apple, 45 ml apple tea, and one cinnamon stick into one bottle of rye whiskey for 10 days.Red Eye(Created at Angel’s Share, NYC)1 bottle Kirin20 ml Gazpacho-infused vodka*80 ml Clamato tomato juice2 dashes celery bittersMethod: Pour the liquor and tomato juice into a glass. Add celery bitter and stir gently. Top with Kirin Ichiban. For thicker consistency, add tomato paste to taste.*Gazpacho-infused vodka: Soak one peeled garlic clove and 45 ml of whole black pepper into one bottle of Crop Cucumber Vodka for 24 hours.Mango Brew-jito In college, sometimes (at least for me) beertails (beer cocktails, if you hadn’t picked up on that one yet) were made out of necessity. You were out of liquor, but you wanted something a little more than beer. Maybe it was an early football game and you needed something more in your stomach, or maybe you were trying to be smart for once and pace yourself during an afternoon of corn hole and day drinking. Regardless, you took whatever you had — orange juice, tomato juice, literally anything that wasn’t alcohol — and mixed it with your beer. A quick stir and maybe even some ice and, voila — beertails.Now, you’re not in college anymore, and beertails have been elevated, as cocktails and every other element of the drink world have been. Gone is the mixing because you had to. Instead, you are finding more and more bartenders across the world playing with beer in thoughtful, delicious ways.As part of our series of articles on Japan, we’ve got five beertails for you that feature Kirin Ichiban, one of the largest beer producers in the country.Shandygaff(Created at Angel’s Share, New York City) 1 bottle Kirin20 ml white rum40 ml club soda20 ml mango juice4 mint leaves1 limeFresh or frozen mangoMethod: Muddle mint, two lime slices, and two mango slices in mason jar. Add ice, rum, mango juice, a squeeze of lime juice, and club soda. Stir gently. Top off with Kirin and garnish with lime wheel and mint leaves.Lemon-Thyme Coolercenter_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Editors’ Recommendations 1 bottle Kirin20 ml vodka60 ml club soda20 ml lemon juice2 thyme sprigs1 lemon1 oz simple syrup (optional)Method: Add lemon juice, vodka, simple syrup, club soda. Stir gently. Top with Kirin and garnish with lemon wheel and thyme.Chilled Cherry BlossomHalf bottle Kirin20 ml vodka40 ml club soda40 ml black cherry simple syrup (frozen cherry and honey puree)20 ml lime juiceMethod: Heat up fresh or frozen cherries with sweetener of choice until smooth, then let cool. Add lime juice, vodka, and ice. Top with club soda and Kirin. Garnish with lime wheel.Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Manual’s larger Journey to Japan travel guide. Over the course of a month, our writers had the pleasure of experiencing Japan in all its forms, from high-rise bars in Tokyo to traditional tea ceremonies in Kyoto. We hope this series will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without last_img read more

Essential Steps to Enhancing Your Grooming Regimen

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Shave With a Straight Razor Every man deserves the best possible shave they can get. A great shave can do wonders and help you look your best while also feeling great. This how-to guide will detail the different steps you can take to enhance your overall grooming routine and walk out of the bathroom with style, confidence, and dignity.4 Steps for Philips OneBlade Styling — because you won’t need the 5thSeeing that Philips OneBlade is a hybrid styler, there isn’t an exact step-by-step process when putting this puppy to use. OneBlade is packed with wet and dry features that allows you to trim your beard with or without foam, in the shower, or even enact a quick dry-trim. Below are some ways to ensure you style your edges properly and obtain crisp, clean lines when alternating between and adapting to new beard styles.For starters, it’s always important to wash, condition, and oil your beard. Brooklyn Grooming’s Commando beard oil is a classic option that moisturizes effectively. Philips OneBlade will then lend a helping hand in executing close shaves and it is much more gentle on the face than your typical straight, double-edge, or cartridge razor.Secondly, brush your beard so all of your hairs stand out, for easier slicing. OneBlade features flexible teeth enclosures, which guides hairs straight into the blade to make sure nothing gets left behind. Brushing before and after a trim or shave is important to make sure your beard is trained and grows to be strong and healthy.Now determine the look you’re going for. Something fresh, yet traditional is always a good fit. But, we’re in the age of Beardom, meaning unique, meticulous, manly creations are accepted anywhere, so go with your gut. With one of the three included stubble combs, there’s a comb for every length and corner.Finally, give your beard a border, and a bold one at that. There’s nothing sleeker than crisp and clean facial hair. Fading and trimming sideburns is essential to keeping a clean look around the ears and letting your beard stand out. And, when you trim your cheekbones, your beard stops growing in all directions, and should only grow down from there.Remember: a great routine is earned, not given. Depending on your shaving habits, razor style, and beard style, your steps may be longer or shorter, than the steps illustrated. But, without a doubt, these four styling steps are the foundations to achieve the best beard possible. How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophylast_img read more