10 months agoSouthampton goalkeeper McCarthy: Hasenhuttl all about…

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper McCarthy: Hasenhuttl all about…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has revealed manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has emphasised their work off the ball.Saints face Arsenal later today.”He’s gone through the way they press, what they do when they have got the ball, without the ball, everything. Everything’s clear and we all understand what we are doing and reading off the same page,” McCarthy said.”Everyone’s just pressing, pressing, pressing, once you lose the ball. And when we regain the ball, instead of turning round and playing it back, having that confidence to play forward and bring everyone up the pitch so we’re a lot more attacking.”The thing with the boys pressing a lot higher and with more intensity, hopefully I’ll have a little bit less work to do!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMan City, Man Utd target Ndombele stalls Lyon exit plans

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Man City, Man Utd target Ndombele stalls Lyon exit plansby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTanguy Ndombele is reluctant to leave Lyon in January.Sky Sports says Ndombele will opt to remain with the French club until at least the end of the season.The combative midfielder has been heavily linked with a move, with Premier League clubs Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham amongst those rumoured to have an interest.But sources close to the player believe he would prefer to remain in Lyon for the rest of the campaign.Ndombele revealed last week he turned down a big money move to Manchester City last summer. last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri defends Hazard in striker’s role for Leicester defeat

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri defends Hazard in striker’s role for Leicester defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri defended his use of Eden Hazard as a striker for defeat to Leicester City.Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game early in the second half, after the Blues had been on top during the opening 45 minutes.Sarri said, “I was really very happy at the end of the first half because we played very well, we were dangerous, we conceded nothing to the opponents, so I was very happy with the team and our deployment of Hazard as a striker. After the goal his position wasn’t important.”It’s important to play again in four days, maybe positive, maybe negative, it depends on our reaction after the match. In the match we had a bad reaction, now it depends on the reaction in the next three days, I think it’s important to play immediately.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp words

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp wordsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish believes Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be “embarrassed” by the words of Jurgen Klopp.The Liverpool boss tipped the Rangers manager to be his successor whenever he finally leaves Anfield.Writing in the Sunday Post, Dalglish said: “For me, the way Jurgen answered the question put to him once again reiterated just how much he ‘gets’ Liverpool, from the way some people are regarded by everyone at the club to the mood and feelings of the supporters.”Perhaps Steven might have been a wee bit embarrassed by with Jurgen’s comments, but they would have been said with the best of intentions.”Deep down inside, I’m sure, Steven would have been very, very proud of Jurgen’s comments.”But right now he has a job at Rangers to be getting on with, just as Jurgen will be fully focused on matters at Anfield.” last_img read more

Tottenham vs Liverpool team news: Harry Kane starts

first_imgTottenham and Liverpool will meet in the Champions League final on Saturday at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano, with either Hugo Lloris or Jordan Henderson set to lift the European Cup at the end of the fixture.The Reds go into the game seeking to shake off the ghosts of Kiev, where they defeated 3-1 at the same stage last season by Real Madrid, with goalkeeper Lorus Karius’ blunders ensuring they had a night to forget.While the Anfield side are five-time champions of Europe, Tottenham have never enjoyed such a high and indeed manager Mauricio Pochettino has no previous experience of winning silverware, let alone such a storied trophy. 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? Who will be celebrating in Spain come the game’s conclusion? Game Tottenham vs Liverpool Date Saturday, June 1 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream TNT USA / Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD and streamed on the BT Sport Live app or via YouTube. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD BT Sport Live / YouTube Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Whiteman Defenders Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Davies, Aurier Midfielders Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lucas, Marsh, Skipp, Lamela, Alli, Winks Forwards Kane, Son, Llorente Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Moreno, Gomezz, Lovre Midfielders Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Lallana Forwards Salah, Firmino, Mane, Origi, Sturridge, Brewster Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, ManeBetting & Match Odds Liverpool are 10/11 favourites to win with Bet365 . Tottenham are outsiders at 10/3 while a draw is available at 11/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Hugo Lloris Tottenham Mauricio PochettinoJurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino have long been heralded as two of the Premier League’s top managers, though their critics have chastised them due to a lack of silverware. On Saturday evening, one of these bosses will put things right in the most spectacular way possible, for either Klopp’s Liverpool or Pochettino’s Tottenham will be crowned Champions League winners.That both teams will contest the first all-English final since Manchester United defeated Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008 – the night of John Terry’s infamous slip – is something of a miracle in itself.Following the first leg of the semi-finals, a Barcelona vs Ajax final looked a distinct probability, yet marvellous recoveries from the Premier League sides have seen them jet out to Madrid in place of the two Johan Cruyff-inspired clubs.Spurs’ run to the final has seen them continually flirt with elimination, with a late Lucas Moura goal carrying them into the knockout phase after initially struggling in the group. That was only the beginning of the drama, since then, there has been a last-gasp VAR-disallowed goal to carry them through against Manchester City, then an equally tardy strike from Lucas to finally dispose of Ajax.A succession of hardships, from inactivity in the transfer market to the upheaval of leaving White Hart Lane to move into a new ground 18 months later, have forged a robust and mentally tough unit, according to Pochettino.“We have come to the crucial part of the season and all of that has made us strong. We have had to overcome those difficulties,” he said.The Reds have not cut things by such fine margins but have not cruised through either. Alisson made a critical late save in the final group game against Napoli to push them into the knockout rounds, while they looked all but dead after a 3-0 loss in Barcelona that was spectacularly turned around at Anfield.Klopp, now, needs to shake off the tag of big-game loser; he has been on the wrong end of the scoreline in each of his last six finals.“All the circumstances were different, the teams were different,” he insisted. “If I were the reason for losing six finals then everyone needs to worry. Last year was a world-class goal and two strange goals we normally don’t concede which defeated us.“My career so far is not unlucky. I haven’t a problem with my career. My wife always asks me when the final game of the season is because since 2012, apart from 2017, my teams have been in finals.“I don’t see myself as a loser and we would have a problem if I did.”Will this be the day that Klopp, who has lost two Champions League finals previously, ends his jinx? 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‘Scary’ Bielik leaves Italy fearing nightmare first-round exit

first_imgBefore the European Under-21 Championship began, Poland’s Krystian Bielik admitted he faced an uncertain future at club level.”There is one thing I can say for sure,” the versatile centre-back added, “I will definitely not go back to Arsenal’s Under-23 team.”At this stage, it wouldn’t make any sense.” 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? It would be even more ridiculous now.The defender has been the key player in a Poland team that has taken the Under-21 Euros completely by surprise.A side that only qualified through the play-offs have now won their first two games in Group A, following up Sunday’s impressive defeat of Belgium with a stunning 1-0 victory over hosts Italy on Wednesday night.What’s more, a player that former Arsenal Under-23s team-mate Cohen Bramall only last week told Goal was “scary” good, has scored in both games.His winner against the Azzurrini was as shocking as it was crucial, coming as it did just five minutes before the end of a first half that the hosts had utterly dominated.With Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa again in scintillating form on the left flank, Italy tore into Poland right from the first whistle.However, unlike the 3-1 win over Spain, this time the in-demand winger couldn’t provide a cutting edge.Nor could anyone else, for that matter.Patrick Cutrone – selected to lead the line ahead of Moise Kean – toiled ineffectively up front, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Rolando Mandragora squandered wonderful opportunities to score, while Riccardo Orsolini endured his own personal nightmare.Chosen ahead of Nicolo Zaniolo on the right-hand side, the Bologna winger saw a fine goal ruled out by VAR for offside and ended up being forced off at the break through injury.However, not before playing an indirect but crucial part in Bielik’s winner.Dawid Kownacki’s free-kick – awarded after a needless challenge from Nicolo Barella on the edge of the area – struck Orsolini in the nether regions, deflecting the ball into the path of Bielik, who found the bottom corner of the net with a first-time half-volley that Alex Meret disappointingly failed to keep out with his right hand.It was, thus, a painful evening for Orsolini and Italy, in every sense.With only the group winners guaranteed a place in the semi-finals, the hosts now need to beat Belgium and hope Spain do them a favour against Poland, who boast a 100 per cent record.And that’s a truly frightening position for the Azzurrini to find themselves in, given the ‘scary’ form of both Bielik and the table-topping Poles.last_img read more

ACC Football Star Ruled Out For The Season

first_imgA wide-angle view of Heinz Field during a Pitt game.PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of Heinz Field during the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)One ACC program received awful injury news on Wednesday afternoon. The Pitt Panthers were hit by the injury bug when team captain and star linebacker Quintin Wirginis went down with a non-contact injury in practice on Tuesday.Head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Wirginis underwent season-ending surgery on the knee on Wednesday. It’s a tough break for a Pitt program that needs its stars now more than ever.The Panthers have struggled this season – especially on the defensive side of the ball. Wirginis leads the team in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks and forced fumbles on the year.Pitt announced the news.Huge loss for #Pitt. LB Quintin Wirginis out for the season. pic.twitter.com/hpNEjs4qEm— Ryan Recker (@RyanRecker) October 10, 2018Pitt ranks among the worst teams in points per game allowed, with over 32 points allowed per contest. The loss of the team’s star linebacker certainly won’t help matters.Next up for Pitt is a tough matchup against No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Crushes Major Fan Base, Calls Them “Delusional”

first_imgPaul Finebaum speaks on his show on ESPN.Paul Finebaum/ESPN.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum crushed a college football fan base on Monday, calling them “delusional.”Finebaum went off on UCF during his Monday morning appearance on WJOX, questioning what the Knights have really achieved despite going undefeated.The ESPN college football analyst said he’s really interested in seeing what the College Football Playoff Selection Committee does with UCF tonight.“I want to see if the committee listens to the noise, plays the political correctness game and ranks UCF ahead of a school like Kentucky, who has done something this year, who has gone on the road and beat a good Florida team, who has gone to A&M and played to an overtime game. And if they do that, then this committee begins to lose all credibility, because UCF shouldn’t be in the Top 10. They shouldn’t be anywhere near the Top 10.”Finebaum then crushed UCF’s athletic director and their fans.“The only thing UCF has going for them is a grandstanding athletic director who just can’t keep his mouth shut, but also can’t schedule a decent opponent,” Finebaum said. “And (UCF has) a fan base that is delusional.”UCF, 7-0, is ranked No. 9 in the latest top 25 poll.The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season are set to come out tonight.last_img read more

Memphis Express Make Decision On Johnny Manziel’s Status For Sunday’s Game

first_imgcfl quarterback johnny manziel on the sidelineHAMILTON, ON – MAY 28: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats takes part in a preseason practice session at Ron Joyce Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)In late February, the Canadian Football League released a statement announcing former college football star Johnny Manziel had been kicked out of the league.According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, Manziel failed to show up for a mandatory counseling session, breaking an agreement he had with the league.Not long after his release, the Alliance of American Football stepped in and offered Manziel a chance to continue his football career. The former Texas A&M star landed with the Memphis Express – a team that has struggled to keep a quarterback on the field.Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was benched in favor of Zach Mettenberger. However, Mettenberger suffered an ankle injury, opening the door for Brandon Silvers.With Manziel on the team, however, some wondered if the team would turn to the former NFL starter.Earlier this week, the Express announced Silvers will get the start this weekend.“He’s been in the film room all week, he’s been studying and meeting with the coaches a lot,” co-offensive coordinator Bobby Blizzard said of Silvers. “He’s been getting a lot of reps. He’s getting comfortable with what we’re trying to do against Birmingham.”Manziel won’t get the start in his first game with the team, but he’ll serve as the backup.Birmingham and Memphis kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network.last_img read more

Stan Wawrinka’s ‘get well soon’ bear to Andy Murray might leave his kids fighting

first_img Asian News International LondonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 15:42 IST Andy Murray received a giant teddy bear from Stan Wawrinka (@andymurray Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London on TuesdayStan Wawrinka sent a teddy bear to Murray as a ‘get well soon’ presentMurray said that his kids will fight over the teddy bear once he goes homeFormer world number No.1 Andy Murray, who recently underwent a hip surgery, received a ‘get well soon’ teddy bear from fellow tennis player Stan Wawrinka but it might leave his kids fighting.The 31-year-old, in an Instagram post, thanked Wawrinka for the gesture while adding that the teddy is ‘absolutely huge’ and his kids might fight over it when he gets home from the hospital.”Big thanks to @stanwawrinka85 and @donnavekic for the get well soon teddy bear. It’s absolutely huge. My kids will be fighting over this when I get home! #stantheman,” Murray captioned the post.The Brit has had a rough 2018 season as he missed most of the tournaments due to a hip injury. He had undergone surgery in 2018 for the same and had returned to the court, playing 15 tour-level matches.Murray had recently shocked the tennis world after announcing that he would retire this year, most probably after the ‘Wimbledon’ championship.A teary-eyed Murray had said that he has been struggling with pain for the last 20 months and is still in “a lot of pain”.He said that if he could not overcome the pain in the next four or five months, he will go for another surgery-not to get back in the professional zone but for a “better quality of life”.After suffering defeat in the first round of the Australian Open, he went on to say that this could be the final tournament of his career.Murray has won a total of three Grand Slam title in his career so far along with 14 ATP Masters 1000 crowns.He had ended his 2016 season with a victory in 24 consecutive matches and finished the year as the world number one player.In 2013, when Murray won his maiden Wimbledon singles title, he became the first British man to win the championship in 77 years since Fred Perry in 1936.Also Read | Rafael Nadal gets engaged to girlfriend Mery PerelloFor 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 Stan WawrinkaFollow Teddy bearFollow Andy MurrayFollow HospitalFollow Kids Stan Wawrinka’s ‘get well soon’ bear to Andy Murray might leave his kids fightingStan Wawrinka sent a giant teddy bear to Andy Murray who recently underwent a hip surgery. Murray said the teddy is ‘absolutely huge’ and his kids might fight over it when he gets home from the hospital.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Prasoon Joshi on Pak artistes ban: Artistes staying away from politics should not be about convenience

first_imgPrasoon Joshi on Pak artistes ban: Artistes staying away from politics should not be about convenienceAt India Today Conclave 2019, popular lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi opened up about the ban on Pakistani artistes in the Indian film industry.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 14:41 IST At India Today Conclave 2019, popular lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi opened up about the ban on Pakistani artistes in the Indian film industry.It has been a turbulent month, fraught with much tension and anxiety. After the Pulwama terror attack by Pakistani terrorists on February 14, India responded with air strikes at Balakot on February 26.In the meanwhile, the fear entered the artistic realm and Pakistani artistes were banned from working in the Indian film industry.Actors like Ajay Devgn announced that they would not release their films in neighbouring countries. Indian films were banned in Pakistan.Speaking about this at India Today Conclave 2019, popular lyricist and Central Board of Film Certification Chief Prasoon Joshi said, “Art is pure. But artistes also have the responsibility to keep art pure. If artistes choose to stay away from politics, they should stay away from politics. But some of them don’t do that. They speak about politics. And when the politics is going against them, they complain. It shouldn’t be about politics. If you remove convenience from it, they should stay in that world of art.”Earlier, Gully Boy actor Ranveer Singh had similar sentiments to echo about the subject at his India Today Conclave 2019 session. “Us as artists and sportsmen, we are not sacrificing the same way that some of our compatriots are. Art and sports are different realms. The boundaries should be different. But we are not sacrificing the way some of our compatriots are. If there’s even one mother of a soldier who believes that we shouldn’t engage, we should follow that,” he said.ALSO SEE | Prasoon Joshi on PM Narendra Modi reciting his poem after Pulwama attack: I felt honouredadvertisementWATCH | Khoon Chala to Bharat: Prasoon Joshi recites his famous works at Conclave 2019Get 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 Prasoon Joshilast_img read more

England vs South Africa World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer power England to opening night win

first_img 0 view full scorecard 5 Match Ended Mid off Mid Wicket advertisement South Africa SA All batsmen are considered right handed (50.0) 3 91.89 Square Leg Point 1 fine Leg 1 Point England 129/3 ( de Kock 23 Overs) , Ben Stokes (ENG) B. Stokes (ENG) Mid Wicket 1 B Mid off 72.72 Extras: 10 runs (B: 4, LB: 5, WD: 1, NB: 0, P: 0) covers Quinton de Kock (SA) de Kock (SA) 0 view more view less Jofra Archer (ENG) J. Archer (ENG) Point 7 6 Square Leg commentary m South Africa batting SA batting South Africa SA 68 63 6 Square Leg R 6s Series Status: Player Of The Match: Ben Stokes 0 Square Leg 12 68 (74) 0 Mid on South Africa 4s 0 0 c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 8 Mid on Mid on 56.52 Hashim Amla H. Amla c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett All batsmen are considered right handed 1 74 Ben Stokes B. Stokes 1 Mid off Square Leg 207/9 ( K. Rabada 39.4 Overs) , Jofra Archer J. Archer fine Leg Square Leg Rajarshi Gupta LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 22:13 IST World Cup 2019 opener: Ben Stokes came with an all-round effort as England thrashed South Africa by 104 runs in London (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHosts England have begun World Cup 2019 with a commanding winBen Stokes hit 89, picked up 2 wickets, effected a run out and took a blinderJofra Archer rocked the South Africa batting unit in his World Cup debutBen Stokes top-scored with 89 while Jofra Archer picked 3 wickets as England stormed to a 104-run win over South Africa at The Oval in the opening match of World Cup 2019 on Thursday.It was a clinical performance by the hosts who are one of the favourites to win this World Cup. There was a lot at stake for both teams in the first game of the tournament. Neither England nor South Africa has won the World Cup and both teams were keen to make a strong impression from the onset.And South Africa stunned the cricketing world when Imran Tahir became the first ever spinner to bowl the first over of a World Cup. To make things more exciting, Tahir struck with his 2nd ball to remove the dangerous Jonny Bairstow for zero. And as you would expect, Tahir took off for his trademark celebration. If you were a South African fan at that stage, it was a sight to behold.England boast of arguably the most dangerous batting line-up in the world.With Jonny Bairstow back in the pavillion, there was still a lot of firepower which could have hurt South Africa. But their bowlers responded well. Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada were difficult to put away which meant Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan could never accelerate the way this England team is expected to.The pitch was not what England would have hoped for and it took a special innings from Ben Stokes to propel the hosts beyond 300. Roy, Root and Morgan made enterprising half-centuries and fought hard against a quality bowling attack even without Dale Steyn.advertisementBen Stokes stars for England Ben Stokes played a match-winning knock for England in their World Cup 2019 opener (Reuters Photo)Ben Stokes was the best of the English batsmen on display at The Oval. He paced his innings brilliantly after skipper Eoin Morgan became Imran Tahir’s second victim. Stokes did not hit a single six in his innings but still finished with a strike rate of 112.65.For a while it looked like Stokes would become the first centurion of the 2019 World Cup but his decision to play a reverse pull against Lungi Ngidi turned out to be a mistake and he fell 11 runs short.South Africa’s chase never really gathered any momentum and that was thanks in no small measure to the pace and fire of Jofra Archer. In his 2nd over, Archer hit Hashim Amla on the helmet and the legendary South African opener had to retire hurt. Immediately after, Archer removed Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis to leave the Proteas reeling.Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa a glimmer of hope with their 3rd wicket partnership of 85. But when de Kock fell to Liam Plunkett for 68 in the 23rd over and JP Duminy was sent back by Moeen Ali in the 26th, it was all but over for South Africa.Archer returned to the attack and accounted for der Dussen for 50 and South Africa were staring at defeat.The day belonged to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. Stokes capped off the game with a brilliant catch and then dismissed Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir to wrap up a huge win for England.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 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Ben StokesFollow Jofra ArcherFollow England national cricket teamFollow England vs South AfricaFollow Rassie van der DussenFollow Hashim AmlaFollow Eoin MorganFollow The Oval Mid on 0 Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada c Liam Plunkett b Ben Stokes 311/8 Aiden Markram A. Markram c Joe Root b Jofra Archer third Man 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 11 Moeen Ali M. Ali covers Scorecard e/r fine Leg 19 Match Ended c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali Mid off 2 0 Point 120 All batsmen are considered right handed Square Leg 0 0 third Man 27 (39.5) Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Paul Reiffel (AUS) 2 Mid Wicket 2 5 Mid on Point Point covers 1 0 0 23 7 Mid off 3/27 (7) fine Leg JP Duminy JP Duminy c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali Toss: SA elected to field 0 0 covers fine Leg Mid Wicket Chris Woakes C. Woakes wd 57.89 0 third Man 0 37 71.42 0 c Joe Root b Liam Plunkett 193/8 ( H. Amla 38.1 Overs) , Mid on Mid off c Liam Plunkett b Ben Stokes 24 Dwaine Pretorius D. Pretorius run out (Ben Stokes) run out (Ben Stokes)center_img All batsmen are considered right handed England ENG 81.96 Mid off 100 91.66 third Man 0 Mid Wicket Mid Wicket Mid on ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 1 0 covers Square Leg c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid 24 third Man England ENG nb All batsmen are considered right handed 44/2 ( du Plessis 9.3 Overs) , covers 25 England vs South Africa World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer power England to opening night winWorld Cup 2019: Ben Stokes (89 and 2 for 12) and Jofra Archer (3 for 27) played starring roles for England who crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at The Oval on Thursday. Mid Wicket Mid on fine Leg covers Faf du Plessis (c) du Plessis (c) c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer c Joe Root b Jofra Archer fine Leg Square Leg fine Leg Point 0 Rassie van der Dussen van der Dussen c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer 5 1 covers 207 Fall of Wickets 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 No data available! Top Bowlers Top Bowlers covers not out S/R 3/66 (10) Mid off 0 c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer 4 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 2.5 (39.5) c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett All batsmen are considered right handed 167/6 ( van der Dussen 31.5 Overs) , Mid on 0 Imran Tahir I. Tahir c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 36/1 ( A. Markram 7.4 Overs) , 207 1 Mid Wicket Point England Bowling ENG Bowling fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 11 61 Mid on 207/10 ( I. Tahir 39.5 Overs) , 5.28 144/5 ( D. Pretorius 26.2 Overs) , 2 142/4 ( JP Duminy 25.5 Overs) , w 3.85 1 c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer (50.0) 4 7 England beat South Africa by 104 runs 180/7 ( A. Phehlukwayo 34.1 Overs) , 89 (79) – Square Leg third Man All batsmen are considered right handed 13 12 4.37 Liam Plunkett L. Plunkett Mid Wicket 10 Mid off 1 Andile Phehlukwayo A. Phehlukwayo c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid 0 207 0 50 1 Adil Rashid A. Rashid graphs Lungi Ngidi (SA) L. Ngidi (SA) 35 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg third Man (39.5) 4.8 0 Quinton de Kock (wk) de Kock (wk) c Joe Root b Liam Plunkett covers Point Super Over 6.3 11 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 96 4.23 third Man Mid off 0 r 1 0 third Man third Man o 0 8 Point Lungi Ngidi L. Ngidi not out vs 311/8 0last_img read more

World Cup 2019: West Indies, Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

first_img Indo-Asian News Service DurhamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 12:23 IST West Indies, Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate. (Reuters Photo)West Indies and Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their last World Cup match in Durham which Sri Lanka won by 23 runs.Match referee David Boon imposed the fines after Jason Holder’s West Indies and Dimuth Karunaratne’s Sri Lanka were both ruled to be two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration during Monday’s game.Captains Holder and Karunaratne have both been fined 40 percent of their match fees, while the rest of the players of both the teams have received 20 percent fines.If either West Indies or Sri Lanka commit another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offense with Holder or Karunaratne as captain, it will be deemed a second offense and they will face a suspension.Also Read | Will try to restore lost pride in West Indies cricket in India series: Nicholas PooranAlso Read | Watch: Rihanna meets Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite after Sri Lanka vs West Indies gameAlso 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow West Indies vs Sri LankaFollow World Cup 2019Follow David BoonFollow Jason HolderFollow Dimuth Karunaratne Next World Cup 2019: West Indies, Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rateWest Indies and Sri Lanka have been fined by match referee David Boon after both were ruled to be two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.advertisementlast_img read more

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Match Hotstar: How to watch live telecast of PAK v BAN match

first_imgPakistan vs Bangladesh Live Match Hotstar: How to watch live telecast of PAK v BAN matchPakistan vs Bangladesh how to watch live telecast of cricket match 2019 world cup: The World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh will be played at Lord’s in London from 3 PM IST on Friday, July 5.advertisement India Today Web Desk July 5, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 13:06 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan and Bangladesh meet in Lord’s in London on Friday (Reuters Photo)Their semifinal chances reduced to just a mathematical possibility, former champions Pakistan will need an improbable win over Bangladesh to have a shot at making the semifinals of the World Cup when the two sides clash here on Friday.Pakistan’s resurgence in the World Cup looked eerily close to the 1992 Cup-winning edition before India’s loss to England dented their hopes of a semifinal spot and when New Zealand went down to the hosts last night, it was almost over for them.The road to the knockout stage for Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men is just an improbable mathematical calculation and that too provided Pakistan win the toss and bat first.If Pakistan lose the toss and are asked to field, their miniscule semi-final hopes will be over even before the first ball is bowled at the Lord’s.New Zealand finished their engagements at 11 points from nine matches after their 119-run loss to England but despite the massive defeat, the Kiwis are way ahead in terms of their net run-rate, which is +0.175, compared to Pakistan’s -0.792.Currently placed fifth with nine points from eight matches, Pakistan face the challenge of beating Bangladesh by 311 runs after posting 350 or by 316 runs after scoring 400, something which is practically impossible.What TV channel is the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD and DD Sports.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between Pakistan vs Bangladesh be played?advertisementThe World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh is being played at Lord’s in London from 3 PM IST on Friday, July 5.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and DD Sports.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh?Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain, wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar ZamanBangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.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 Pakistan vs BangladeshFollow ICC Cricket World Cup Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stage

first_img Next World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stageWorld Cup 2019: It’s confirmed. India will take on New Zealand while Australia will play England in the World Cup 2019 semi-finals.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 16:01 IST India will play against New Zealand on July 9 before England square off against Australia 2 days later (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia, Australia, England and New Zealand are in the World Cup semi-finalsIndia, the table toppers, will play New Zealand in Manchester on July 9Australia, who finished 2nd, will play England in Birmingham on July 11After 45 matches in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, 4 top teams will gear up for what should be two exciting semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 and Birmingham on July 11.India, Australia, England and New Zealand will vie for spots in the final to be played at Lord’s on July 14. These 4 teams, especially India and Australia, have been ruthless throughout the 2019 World Cup.England, World Cup 2019 hosts, have reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992. Australia and New Zealand are in the World Cup semis for the 8th time while India will feature in their 7th World Cup semi-final.Australia have won the World Cup 5 times while India have lifted the trophy twice in 1983 and 2011. New Zealand and England are yet to win the World Cup. The line-up of World Cup 2019 semi-finals (India Today Photo)India have had a dream run in the World Cup despite problems in the middle-order. They lost Shikhar Dhawan after he suffered a fractured thumb against Australia but KL Rahul moved up the order to partner Rohit Sharma and the two have been formidable.Virat Kohli did not score any hundreds in the group stages but he led from the front. Rohit Sharma scored a record-shattering 5 hundreds and finished the league matches with 647 runs.Australia had lost only one game heading into their final group match against South Africa in Manchester. Riding on David Warner and Aaron Finch’s top form at the top, the Aussies dominated every team apart from India. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were too hot for Australia to handle.advertisementAustralia were the table-toppers for the better part of the tournament. The defending champions took on South Africa in the final group match of the 2019 World Cup and were in deep trouble chasing 326.South Africa beat Australia in a tense finish by 10 runs in Manchester on Saturday to keep the latter at 2nd spot in the points table.England, who finished 3rd in the points table, were stunned by Sri Lanka. England were one of the pre-tournament favourites but back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia made them a nervous lot. However, resounding victories over India and New Zealand meant they made it to the semi-finals for the first time in 27 years.England will rely on their batting fire-power and ace pacers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer in the knockout stages.New Zealand were on fire for the most part of the World Cup but their batting frailties were exposed by Pakistan, Australia and England. 3 successive defeats gave the Black Caps a few sleepless nights but Pakistan needed an improbable win against Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-finals. That did not happen and New Zealand were through to the last-4.Here is how the World Cup semi-finals look like: India vs New Zealand at Manchester on July 9Australia vs England at Birmingham on July 11Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri LankaAlso Read | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India’s most successful captain turns 38For 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 World Cup 2019Follow World Cup semi-finallast_img read more

Proud of you big brother: Hardik Pandya on Krunal’s performance in T20Is vs West Indies

first_img Asian News International New DelhiAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 7, 2019 19:48 IST Krunal and Hardik Pandya (Hardik Pandya Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn the three-match T20I series, Krunal Pandya managed to take three wickets and score 67 runs with the batHardik Pandya has been given rest for Windies tour as he was playing continuously for the past two-three monthsIndia will now face West Indies in the three-match ODI seriesAll-rounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday congratulated his big brother Krunal Pandya for winning the Player of the Series award in the recently concluded three-match T20I series between India and West Indies.His remarks come after India’s seven-wicket win against West Indies in the third T20I. As a result of this win, the Men in Blue won the series 3-0.”Congrats #TeamIndia, dominating performances, and congratulations @krunalpandya24 on winning the Player of the Series award… so, so proud of you big bro,” Hardik Pandya tweeted.Congrats #TeamIndiaDominating performancesAnd congratulations @krunalpandya24 on winning the Player of the Series award… so, so proud of you big bro pic.twitter.com/kqmxXtIK5vhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 7, 2019Hardik has been given rest for the whole Windies tour as he was playing continuously for the past two-three months.In the three-match T20I series, Krunal managed to take three wickets and score 67 runs with the bat.”A series to remember, thanks for all the support and wishes #TeamIndia,” Krunal Pandya had also tweeted.A series to remember Thanks for all the support and wishes #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/cGnPBmzIWFKrunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 7, 2019In the third T20I, India restricted West Indies to just 146 runs in the allotted twenty overs after Deepak Chahar’s impressive spell of 3-4 in three overs.Chasing 147, India were in a spot of bother at 27/2, but Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli stitched up a partnership of 106 runs, taking the team to a position of safety.Kohli was dismissed on 59, but Pant ensured Men in Blue’s victory by seven wickets. The left-handed Pant remained unbeaten on 65. With this knock, Pant broke MS Dhoni’s record for having the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper in T20Is.advertisementIndia will now face West Indies in the three-match ODI series.Men in Blue’s ODI squad against West Indies: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiThe team takes on Windies in the first ODI on Thursday, August 8 in Guyana.Read more | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the cusp of ODI milestonesAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Krunal Pandya debutFollow Ind vs WIFollow Pandya brothers Proud of you big brother: Hardik Pandya on Krunal’s performance in T20Is vs West IndiesHardik Pandya has been given rest for the whole Windies tour as he was playing continuously for the past two-three months. In the three-match T20I series, Krunal managed to take three wickets and score 67 runs with the bat.advertisementlast_img read more

Keeping Time California Style – Xetum Watches

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine How to Make a Whiskey Sour We usually don’t think of San Francisco as the holy grail for horology but since 2009 Xetum has been rolling out luxury automatic Swiss movement timepieces at affordable prices.Founded by Jeff Kuo, the line has been offering up classic models with a nod to aviation in design and California in the names. With the recent launch of the Kendrick (named after a peak in Yosemite) they drew inspiration from automotive design with bright bold colors and a dash board worthy face design.Xetum (a made up name so don’t try to google its meaning) is also rolling out new NATO straps as well as a black rubber strap in keeping with the automotive theme for the Kendrick. “We wanted to mix things up a bit and give the watch some sleekness and pop since you’ll be wearing this outdoors with your sleeves rolled up,” explains Kuo.We are also fans of their eco-friendly approach with renewable cork on their naturally tanned watch straps and their watch boxes crafted from trees harvested for latex rubber. Typically these trees are burned down on the spot after they have lived their natural life spans but Xetum is able to use these trees to create solid wood boxes instead of rain forest fire wood.Prices range from $995-$1495last_img read more

The Manual Wind: Breitling B55 Connective Smart Watch

first_imgThe recent release of the Apple Watch has everyone talking.  Is a smart watch necessary? Is it the future of watches?  As you can imagine, the most critical comments come from watch enthusiasts.  The Apple Watch is not a watch, rather a wrist device. One thing the Apple Watch and the previously released smart watches has done is lit the bulb at other watch brands.  Linking the watch and smart phone is now a point of interest, and brands like Montblanc and Breitling have shown their own interpretations of a connected watch.  Most recent is Brielting’s addition, The Breitling B55 Connected.The B55 is a black titanium monster meant for the true aviator. At 46mm in diameter, this rugged sport timepiece bears a blue rubber strap to match the blue insignia on the dial representing its connective capabilities.  Two LCD backlit screens display a myriad of functions for aviation.  Count up/down timers, time logging for trips including take-off and landing time stamps are just two of the functions for a modern pilot in the B55.  Other functions include alarms, multiple timezones, multiple chronographs, and of course the time and date.  What makes the B55 Connective special is its link with you smart phone.Capable of storing and sharing information with a smart phone makes this timepiece a pilots personal black box. Timing information is transferred from wrist to phone creating what might be the most useful pilot timepiece to date.  Even setting itself, the watch draws information from the phone as well to increase accuracy.  Charging the watch is as simple as plugging it in via USB.The Breitling B55 Connective can be called a smart watch, but it is certainly not in the same category as the Apple watch. The Apple watch and those like it  will prove to be just another technological distraction for most.  Wearing a fine timepiece shows character, interest and taste.  The Breitling B55 is a great example of making watches smarter for purpose wearers, not simply putting another screen in your face.  At roughly $8,000, the B55 is a watch made smarter. PrepDeck Makes Meal Prep Work a Breeze A Brief History of Aviator Sunglasses and Our 5 Favorite Pairs Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainablelast_img read more

CraftX: Delivering the Rare and Delicious of the Craft Beer World Straight to Your Door

first_img Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations These days you can get practically anything delivered to you, from high quality meals to bespoke clothes and accessories, but so far not too many companies have jumped onto the booze delivery wagon (which, if there was an actual wagon, sign me up). Apps like Thirstie deliver booze, but it’s stuff you can get pretty much anywhere. Now, though, that may be changing, as CraftX is aiming to deliver rare and exclusive beers from artisan breweries right to your door.It’s one thing if you live in a place like Asheville, Austin, or Portland—you can practically go anywhere in any of those cities and find an artisan brewery, but what if you’re not in a beer mecca? That’s where CraftX comes in. Co-Founders Steve Ezell, Jordan Toplitzky, and Ted Hamory are shooting to source rare beers from craft breweries across the country that have never been packaged for release before. Some of the initial partner breweries are Four Sons Brewing (Huntington Beach, California), Latitude 33 (Vista, California), and Indie Brewing (Los Angeles) with the aim to add many more from various places in the coming months.“Through CraftX, we’re bringing the artisan brewery experience to our members doors by providing the accessibility and circulation of these new and exciting styles, while also educating them about the specific breweries and industry as a whole,” said Toplitzky in a statement.The subscription will cost you $60 per month ($50/month for first 500 subscribers) and for that you’ll get six 16-ounce craft beers in two different styles from two different breweries. Members will be able to stick with a standard split of three beers of each style or customize up to a 5-1 split per brewery based on their own preference. Each and every beer will be canned by CraftX and delivered within a few days of canning.As an added bonus for the beer nerds who are into trading beer as much as they are drinking it—the boxes that CraftX will ship in are designed to be shipped up to four times—further fostering the beer swapping underground.When it launches, CraftX will be available in 38 states and Washington D.C.  If you’re interested in signing up, check out their website starting May 22. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Expertslast_img read more

Get Your Butt on the U.S. Grand Prix Track with Audi’s High-Octane Driving Experience

first_img A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations center_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy We can’t toss you the keys to a million-dollar Formula One car, but we can point you in the direction of a driving experience on the U.S. Grand Prix circuit — complete with rip-roaring sports cars.Audi’s Driving Experience puts you behind the wheel of its hottest models to improve your car control, finesse, and technique while lapping the Circuit of the Americas. You can learn the basics with just a few hours of hands-on training or opt for a more immersive regimen in the automaker’s flagship R8 V10 Plus supercar. Either way, you’re guaranteed a new appreciation for what pro drivers face each time they suit up.Audi offers four driving experience tiers (starting at $595) that begin with the fundamentals of quick decision-making behind the wheel, proper seating position, and vehicle behavior. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive RS3, TT-RS, and R8 V10 Plus offer the perfect mix of predictability and dynamics.Who knows, this might be the first step in your path to becoming a pro driver … or it’s just a really badass way to spend a day or two. After all, no one wants to be a spectator forever. For more information on times and pricing, head here. This weekend, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will host Formula One’s U.S. Grand Prix for the fifth year in a row. Leading up to the race, all eyes are on Mercedes-AMG Petronas and their star driver, Lewis Hamilton. Both the Driver championship and Constructor championship could be decided at this single event, making this race a critical one for all teams involved.Should Hamilton claim victory and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel trail in sixth place or worse, Hamilton will earn his fourth Driver Championship — tying Vettel’s record. For second-place Ferrari to pull out a Constructor championship this season (thereby recovering from its 145-point deficit and ending Mercedes-AMG’s three-year run), it will take a little magic and a whole lot of mistakes on behalf of its German rival. Any way you look at it, this year’s U.S. Grand Prix won’t be one to miss.Whether you plan to watch the race at home or in person, chances are, you’ve embraced the spectator role. There are certainly worse sports to view from the sidelines (care for a dose of professional fishing?), but what if you could get more involved in F1?last_img read more