TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Toshack urges Arsenal midfielder Ramsey to learn Italian ahead of Juventus moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wales coach John Toshack says Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey must quickly learn Italian to make the most of his move to Juventus.Ramsey is now on the brink of signing for Juve.Toshack says, “I would recommend to everyone, football players or not, to go abroad,” assured Toshack. “I’ve made it a point of my management career to go out and get to know new cultures. I can assure you that for British players, it’s not easy to move abroad.“It’s crucial that Aaron doesn’t make the same mistake that Bale did at Madrid. He needs to learn the local language straight away. That might also be why it’s best he join Juve in the summer and not in January.“In any case, this makes the Welsh very proud to see Ramsey join the same club where the great John Charles played. Charles was there on the day of my debut, as I was only a kid and he was teaching me how to head the ball. He’d tell me marvellous stories about him, Omar Sivori and the wise Giampiero Boniperti.“Once, when I was playing for Liverpool, he told me: ‘You and Kevin Keegan are good, but me and Omar were better…’ I consider Charles the greatest of all time. Yes, greater than CR7.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery at loggerheads with directors over midfield transfer plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is at loggerheads with directors over transfer targets this month.The Mirror says Emery’s plans to sign Sevilla attacker Ever Banega are over, with Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez now the target.Emery has worked with Banega at both Valencia and Sevilla, and rates the tenacious midfielder very highly.He therefore identified him as a man who could boost his Gunners side, and was looking for the board to stump up some cash to land him.But Arsenal chiefs weren’t convinced, and weren’t overly keen on Emery spending some considerable cash on a 30-year-old.The board believe the money can be invested better elsewhere, and Suarez – who is 25, available for his £20million release clause and has also played under Emery in the past – became Arsenal’s new number one target.
Script Ohio Walk Buckeyes FootballOhio State fans may have seen their college football team win the national championship last year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t hungry for more this year. One group of Buckeyes supporters is apparently so excited for the upcoming season, they walked 19 miles to prove it.The Ohio State fans, according to a Reddit user named @orweezy, walked for six and a half hours to spell out ‘script Ohio’ on Google Maps. They finished at Ohio Stadium, effectively “dotting the i.” Cleveland.com’s Ari Wasserman tipped us off to the photo.Creative, for sure. If you’re wondering, they plan on biking it next year instead – for obvious reasons.
Lionel Messi reached yet another incredible milestone at the weekend as he netted his 400th La Liga goal.The Barcelona forward nipped in to effortlessly stroke home his side’s second in a 3-0 win over Eibar, leaving left Ernesto Valverde’s side five points clear at the top of the table.But the goal of the weekend arrived in Bilbao, where Inaki Williams stole the show for Athletic. 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? Picking up the ball inside his own half, the flying forward sprinted 55 metres upfield and rounded the goalkeeper to secure a 2-0 win against Sevilla.Elsewhere, on-loan Real Madrid forward Raul de Thomas was once again the star of the show for Rayo Vallecano, hitting a stunning hat-trick to help his side win 4-2 against Celta to claim the relegation-threatened side’s third consecutive victory.Click the image below to relive the excitement of another thrilling round of action from La Liga.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Texas football has been after veteran offensive linemen for a few weeks now. Tom Herman is looking to bolster that part of the roster after national signing day.The Longhorns have been after a few veteran transfers. Now, they’ve extended an offer to a fast-rising JuCo offensive lineman.Willie Tyler plays for a notable junior college, Iowa Western. A full qualifier, he originally expected to spend two years at that level, according to 247Sports.Instead, he is eligible to graduate in May, and is drawing some serious interest.West Virginia and Louisiana Tech both offered Tyler earlier in the cycle. Now, Texas is in on the big Wisconsin native.Willie Tyler announced the Texas scholarship offer this afternoon.Blessed to recieve my 6th offer from THE University Of Texas at Austin!#HookEm 🤘🏽🧡 pic.twitter.com/qo7H4surDS— Willie Tyler III™️ (@TheWillieTyler) February 28, 2019He has not been ranked yet by the recruiting services, which is likely a result of the unique situation in which he has turned into a 2019 recruit.He has serious Power Five size, though. Tyler is listed at 6-foot-7, 330 pounds. If multiple Big 12 programs are after him, he seems like a pretty solid bet as a potential contributor.Tyler visited Austin a few weeks ago. After that trip two recruiting analysts at 247 predicted he would wind up as a Longhorn.He will have three years of eligibility on the gridiron, wherever he ends up.
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is currently in the process of adding new talent for its 2020 recruiting class, but it turns out the program is adding an elite 2021 prospect as well. IMG Academy offensive guard Greg Crippen will commit to the Fighting Irish.Alabama, Boston College, and Michigan were all in pursuit of his services. Brian Kelly and Notre Dame have shown an ability to coach offensive linemen to the best of their ability.Two of the top rookies from this past NFL season played were offensive linemen for the Fighting Irish in Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.Crippen can obviously change his decision over the next year since he won’t play college football until 2021. However, the Florida native sounds pretty ecstatic about his decision.Not only is Crippen confident in his decision, he also believes Notre Dame will provide him great opportunities away from the gridiron.From 247Sports:“I’m excited,” said Crippen. “It feels great being committed to somewhere like Notre Dame. I’m very excited.”“Academics,” said Crippen, when asked what separated Notre Dame from the rest. “They pride themselves on helping you and getting you through your life and getting you to be successful.”The Fighting Irish have the No. 6 recruiting class for 2021, per 247Sports.With Crippen joining the mix for Notre Dame, he could potentially block for fellow commit Tyler Buchner. The pro-style quarterback is a four-star recruit and among the best at his position.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)It’s been a great day for Ohio State as the football program kicked off its 2019 campaign. Not only did they start the season with a win, they received a $1 million donation from the Boren family.Mike Boren built a legacy in Ann Arbor with the Michigan Wolverines, but his eldest son actually made the most of his memories with the Ohio State Buckeyes.Justin Boren originally went to Michigan in 2006 to play for head coach Lloyd Carr. After his sophomore season, he decided to transfer because Rich Rodriguez took over for the program.Usually players don’t transfer from Michigan to Ohio State. However, Justin Boren did exactly that by taking his talents to Columbus.The rest of the boys from the Boren Family played for the Buckeyes, replacing their father’s roots with the Wolverines.On Saturday, the Boren family showed their appreciation for Ohio State football with a generous donation.Here is a shot of Mike Boren presenting the check for his donation:Thank you to the Boren family! Buckeyes paying forward! pic.twitter.com/umcCx21Lb4— gene smith (@OSU_AD) August 31, 2019As for the season opener, Ohio State took care of business against Florida Atlantic. Justin Fields shined in his debut by putting on an offensive clinic in the first quarter.Overall, the Buckeyes couldn’t have started the 2019 season any better than they did.
One of the questions the First Take crew asked Finebaum was if the Pac-12 can make the College Football Playoff. He quickly shot down that idea.Via 247Sports:“I could pontificate, but I’m going to answer your question very succinctly — no,” Finebaum said. “Pac-12, get out of my hair, man. Every year they tease us and every year they blow the opening game. Last year it was Washington in a close one against Auburn. This time it was Oregon. Auburn was struggling. They were almost out of this game, and somehow Mario Cristobal mismanaged the game clock. He mismanaged the plays. With a really good quarterback in Justin Herbert, they found a way to lose. Give Auburn credit. They won at the end with a freshman quarterback, but come on, Oregon was their last big chance. Stanford? USC? Utah? Please.”In addition to Oregon starting off the fall with an unfortunate loss, Arizona and UCLA also came up short in their season openers.Do you think a program from the Pac-12 can make the Playoff? ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)All it took was one week of college football for complete madness to unfold. Week 1 of the season featured a few upsets and nail-biting finishes.The biggest game of the weekend was between Auburn and Oregon. It was a close matchup that came down to the final drive for the SEC powerhouse, as Bo Nix threw a game-winning touchdown pass with less than 10 seconds to play.Oregon had the chance to boost the perception of the Pac-12, but the crushing defeat against Auburn has done the exact opposite. College football analyst Paul Finebaum hasn’t shied away from his harsh stance on the ‘Power Five’ conference.Finebaum was on ESPN’s First Take on Monday to discuss the current landscape of college football.
Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final to clinch 5th Wimbledon titleNovak Djokovic vs Roger Federer, 2019 Wimbledon final match report: In a final that lasted just short of 5 hours, Novak Djokovic outclassed Roger Federer in a match sure to be recalled for ages to come.advertisement Next Rohan Sen LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 08:21 IST Djokovic beat Federer in an epic final which lasted for almost 5 hours (AP)Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer played out yet another epic final at The Championships with the world number one emerging as the winner of Wimbledon 2019 on Sunday.The jam-packed crowd at Centre-Court was left gasping for breath in every game as Djokovic outclassed Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match which lasted for over four hours to clinch his fifth Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam title in the open era.Federer was bidding for his record-extending ninth title but was denied by the Serbian tennis ace in the five-set thriller.In the first set, Federer was leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker after winning four straight points but missed forehands on each of the next three points. He then sent a backhand wide to hand world No. 1 Djokovic the first set. Federer had the only break point of the set at 2-1 but sent a forehand wide.The 37-year-old bounced back after breaking Djokovic twice in the second set. He was leading 4-0 and broke Djokovic again at love in the final game, with the Serbian double-faulting on set point. Djokovic hit just two winners in the second set, compared to 14 in the first.The third set was more evenly contested. Federer was yet to face a break point in the match and had a set point with Djokovic serving at 5-4 in the third, but sent a backhand return wide. In the tiebreaker, Djokovic jumped out to a 5-1 lead and clinched the set when Federer netted a forehand.advertisementBut Federer once again broke Djokovic twice in the fourth set to take a 5-2 lead but was broken for the first time in the match when serving for the set. However, he held at love on his second opportunity to clinch the set 6-4 and take the game into the fifth set.Also Read | It was the best match I’ve ever played: Simona Halep after maiden Wimbledon winAlso Read | It was the best match I’ve ever played: Simona Halep after maiden Wimbledon winFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Wimbledon 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow Novak Djokovic
India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 16:07 IST As childhood obesity rises amongst other lifestyle diseases, and more and more children refuse to get any physical activity, we need to ask if parents are shaping the health and fitness of their children right.Whenever we take up the subject of child health, it is more often than not discovered that the discussions focus on infants and children under the age of 5. While this emphasis is understandable, since they are physically the most vulnerable category, the neglect of the pre-adolescent children is baffling.Even while formulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the focus remained on the health of children below 5 years of age. One major reason behind this could be the fact that children in this age group are the healthiest in comparison to the other categories.However, it is also important to note that over a million children in the age group of 5 to 14 died in the year 2015 and several others suffer from health issues as per UNICEF data.Why does the 5-14 age group need more attention?The 5-14 age group is an extremely critical component of demographics. This is when children come out of their childhood innocence and start finding their feet in the world.A normal child starts formal schooling at about 5 years of age and by the time he/she reaches the age of 14, the foundation for the life trajectory is laid.Children in these formative years find their own identity, passions, and preferences and discover their life ambitions.As they evolve from innocent, incoherent toddlers into self-conscious individuals with their own responsibilities and expectations, these children need a solid support system.Since they are historically in the healthiest bracket, attention on their health and wellness topics is usually inadequate or absent.advertisement How parents overlook the importance of proper health and fitness of childrenAs a child becomes capable of controlling the motor skills, thoughts and words, parents start focusing on the education and personality aspects, taking it for granted that the child would remain in the pink of health. They strive to ensure best schooling, life’s luxuries and future planning aspects for them.Even as a society, it is assumed that children are capable of independently handling themselves and should be subjected to moral, behavioural and academic teachings.However, their physical endurance and psychological constitution are often overlooked and any failure on the part of children to display a healthy persona is often attributed to lack of intent or focus.Unsuspecting parents keep channelling their time and resources to provide the comforts of life to their children. In fact, most modern parents go out of their way to remove roadblocks and insulate their children from life’s challenges.Whether it is the school admission or homework, dealing with the teachers or school bullies, deciding the future careers of their children or anything else, parents take it all upon themselves.In fact, it is often seen that they try to ensure the academic or competitive success of their children by helping them pass in exams or get favourable feedback from evaluators. This practice of pro-active and protective parenting is known as Snow Plow Parenting in today’s times. Repercussions of ‘Snow Plow Parenting’It is undeniable that most parents only endeavour to provide a comfortable life and a great future to their children. However, in their quest to do so, they often inadvertently end up causing more harm than good.They channel all their efforts into ensuring great education and material luxuries for the children and get so engrossed in future building that they don’t realize the importance of present building.Children today are increasingly experiencing problems such as physical inactivity, obesity and lack of nutrients. Their parents remain too busy solving maths problems but lack focus on the child’s health problems.This results in children becoming unhealthy and overly reliant on their parents for even the basic needs and tasks.They experience anxiety, panic or inability to undertake daily life tasks unassisted and while interacting with the society independently.This eventually transforms them into failed and frightened individuals. Need to join hands to improve health and fitness of childrenDespite the criticality and neglect, it is not a grim picture for the children in the 5-14 age group.What is important is for the various stakeholders such as the children, their parents, educational institutes, health and wellness experts and the authorities to jointly work towards improving the situation.Parents should imbibe values for a healthy living in their children. Children need to be encouraged to spend time out in the open, undertake exercises, eat balanced diets and personal hygiene etc.Schools and educational institutions can help their students/learners by setting up support’ systems that proactively respond to the biological and psychological changes that children experience in early teenage years. They should put greater emphasis on sports and physical activities.Authorities should form more relevant and executable guidelines, regulations, etc. for the wellness of children. There should be awareness campaigns conducted on a regular basis, similar to the regulations and campaigns run to address the health issues of infants and under 5 year olds.Health and wellness experts should promote aspects like importance of physical activities among children, nutritional guidelines and also create facilities where children can come and indulge in rejuvenating physical activities.advertisementHow it would benefit kids?Focusing strategically on the health and wellness of the children and encouraging them to be physically active, take responsibilities, has great benefits for all. The children will become happier and healthier.They will be able to withstand the rigours of 21st century life better and become less prone to lifestyle diseases such as obesity, breathing and stamina related problems.While all the above-mentioned stakeholders need to play their roles in improving health among the children, the impetus must come primarily from parents. They are the biggest influences on their children when they enter the 5+ age group.By inculcating and encouraging positive health and fitness practices among the children, parents can become instrumental in building a robust society altogether!- Article by Dr. Tejal Kanwar, Founder, Kleinetics (a physical fitness-system servicing company)Read: Over 50% schoolchildren have dental issues, 19% are obese, 1 in 2 need glasses: ReportRead: Are our schools actually harming children with humiliation, sarcasm and caning? How can we create an NEP for kids’ safety?Read: Does your child have the right social and emotional skills to live a good life in the 21st centuryGet 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow child healthFollow Health and fitness Why parents need to stop overprotecting children and build their health and fitness correctlyAs childhood obesity rises amongst other lifestyle diseases, and more and more children refuse to get any physical activity, we need to ask if parents are shaping the health and fitness of their children right.advertisement Next