Month: October 2019

a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one wordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Eric Dier summed up the feelings of fans after their Carabao Cup shock at Colchester.The U’s battled hard to keep the scores at 0-0 though Spurs were disjointed and error-prone throughout the night.Mauricio Pochettino cut a shellshocked figure on the touchline as his side crashed out of the tournament on penalties.The Daily Star says despite fielding the likes of Eriksen, Moura, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies and Victor Wanyama – Spurs could not muster a goal.Dier, who has been out of favour lately, could be seen branding the performance “embarrassing” when discussing the performance with Wanyama. last_img read more

Ohio State Stays Atop AP Poll As Florida Jumps Into Top 10 And Michigan Soars

Ohio State Stays Atop AP Poll As Florida Jumps Into Top 10 And Michigan Soars

first_imgAP poll for the top teams in CFB featuring Baylor, TCU, and Utah. Florida Hype MisouriThe Gators are back in the Top 10.With the exception of Oklahoma, which was upset by rival Texas, the top 10 teams in college football’s AP Poll held serve this weekend. TCU, Michigan State, Alabama, and Utah were all tested, but all four endured. Ohio State moved to 6-0, while Clemson, Baylor and LSU rolled. The new AP Poll came out moments ago and there aren’t many surprises this week. As expected, Oklahoma is out of the Top 10, replaced by Florida. Michigan made a sizable six-spot leap up to No. 12, while Iowa and Oklahoma State also cracked the top 20 Here are the full rankings from the AP:1. Ohio State2. Baylor3. TCU4. Utah5. Clemson6. LSU7. Michigan State8. Florida9. Texas A&M10. Alabama11. Florida State12. Michigan13. Florida14. Notre Dame15. Stanford16. Oklahoma State17. Iowa18. UCLA19. Oklahoma20. Northwestern21. Boise State22. Toledo23. Cal24. Houston25. DukeHere is last week’s AP Poll, as well as this week’s Coaches Poll. What do you all think?last_img read more

Bernardo accepts Boly apology for red-card tackle

Bernardo accepts Boly apology for red-card tackle

first_imgManchester City’s Bernardo Silva has accepted an apology from Willy Boly after the Wolves defender’s red-card tackle on the midfielder.The French centre-back was sent off in the 19th minute of the 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night after sliding in with his studs showing.His challenge won the ball but also caught City’s former Monaco man. 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 was quite a hard tackle but I am fine,” said the Portuguese midfielder, 24.”Yes he did [apologise] at the end of the game. These things happen.”You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything’s fine. It’s football.”Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said referee Craig Pawson made the correct decision in dismissing the 27-year-old.”It’s very close to me and I think it’s a red card,” he said. “It’s clear, you saw it. It’s a red card.”However, former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg told The Mail he thought the decision was harsh.“Boly was unfortunate to be sent off for his challenge on Bernardo,” he said.“You must first consider that the Wolves defender won the ball before catching the Manchester City midfielder. That does not mean it is not a red card, of course.“But Boly’s foot was low and he caught Silva on the ankle, not on the shin or higher.”Gabriel Jesus scored twice to help City to a win that leaves Pep Guardiola’s side four points behind leaders Liverpool.City travel to the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield on Sunday.last_img read more

Video: FC Barcelona badge – all about the famous crest’s history

Video: FC Barcelona badge – all about the famous crest’s history

first_imgWhat is La Masia? Barcelona’s famous youth academy & the star players it produced Messi hungry for more after reaching 400 La Liga goals Why Arsenal-bound Suarez failed to make the grade at Barcelona Getafe, Real Madrid & Lionel Messi’s 10 greatest goals from record-breaking 400 in La Liga Barcelona benchwarmer Coutinho struggling to justify €160m transfer feelast_img

Seven-goal Atletico embarrass Real Madrid in ICC

Seven-goal Atletico embarrass Real Madrid in ICC

first_imgDiego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid humiliated LaLiga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 in an incredible display at the International Champions Cup.Atletico showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men led 5-0 at half-time thanks to Costa’s first-half hat-trick on Friday.Big-money signing Joao Felix scored his first goal since arriving from Benfica and set up two others, while Angel Correa was also on target in a sensationally one-sided first half at MetLife Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Costa teamed up with Joao Felix to add his fourth six minutes into the second half before he was sent off after clashing with Dani Carvajal, which sparked a melee. 90′ | 3-7 | ¡Final en el @MetLifeStadium!Nuestro equipo se apuntó el derbi de Nueva Jersey con una espectacular goleada #AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/yXYvVC9zT6— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 27, 2019Vitolo scored a sensational solo goal in the 70th minute after Nacho Fernandez reduced the deficit on the hour-mark, while Madrid substitute Karim Benzema converted an 85th-minute penalty and Javi Hernandez bundled the ball over the line late.Atletico were ruthless from the outset, last season’s runners-up breaking the deadlock after just 43 seconds when Joao Felix played a neat pass to Costa, whose deflected shot beat Thibaut Courtois.That was a sign of things to come as Joao Felix made it 2-0 less than seven minutes later – the former Benfica teenager stepping in front of Marcelo and side-footing from close range after Saul Niguez cut a pass back into the penalty area.After a lively Alvaro Morata left the field due to an apparent calf injury, his replacement Correa – linked to AC Milan – put Atletico 3-0 ahead in the 19th minute with a volley past Courtois.While Joao Felix and Costa continued to wreak havoc, Madrid’s woes were compounded by what appeared to be a knee injury to new signing Luka Jovic, who had to be substituted following a collision with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Madrid’s defensive problems were highlighted again as Atletico went 4-0 ahead in the 28th minute – Saul winning the ball after a bad pass from Ramos and sliding in a simple pass for Costa and he made no mistake.Hermoso and Thomas Lemar also went close, while Vinicius Junior hit the post for Madrid. But Atletico netted their fourth on the stroke of half-time after Costa completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot following Isco’s foul. 46′ | 0-5 |  ¡Empieza la segunda parte en el @MetLifeStadium#AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/a4DxLunwUI— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 27, 2019Atletico did not take their foot off the pedal in the second half – Felix and Costa continuing their frightening combination as the former split Madrid’s defence with a delightful pass and the former scooped the ball over Keylor Navas in the 51st minute.Eden Hazard was virtually non-existent in first half, but the Belgian star showed a flash of brilliance to help Madrid pull a goal back on the hour-mark, crossing the ball into the six-yard box for Nacho to bundle the ball over the line.There was a flashpoint five minutes later when Costa and Carvajal were both sent off after the pair and both teams came together as tempers threatened to boil over.It got worse for Madrid after Vitolo won the ball from two defenders on the half-way line and beat another two opponents before finding the back of the net following a stunning solo run with 20 minutes remaining.Atletico were hungry for more and they should have scored another two or three goals but some desperate goalkeeping and defending denied Los Rojiblancos, while Benzema and Hernandez added goals for Madrid late in the game. read morelast_img read more

James Franklin Admits Penn State Made A Big Mistake vs. Ohio State

James Franklin Admits Penn State Made A Big Mistake vs. Ohio State

first_imgA fired up James Franklin cheers on his team.EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions reacts to a first half touchdown by Saeed Blacknall #13 while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 4, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Penn State fell to Ohio State in a Big Ten instant classic tonight, as the Nittany Lions blew a 12-point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining against the Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.The game came down to the final play, with Ohio State’s defense stuffing Penn State on a 4th down call with less than two minutes remaining.It was a questionable play call by James Franklin, who opted to put the ball in the hands of his running back instead of star QB Trace McSorley, who had been having a brilliant evening.Penn State had a last chance to keep their final drive moving, but @OhioStateFB stuffed it. ?Buckeyes win, 27-26. pic.twitter.com/ONutWAgaRg— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 30, 2018Unsurprisingly, Franklin has been getting crushed for his play-call decision.“I’ll take Unimaginative Play Calls for $2000, Alex,” Peter King tweeted.“I’ll take Unimaginative Play Calls for $2000, Alex.”— Peter King (@peter_king) September 30, 2018“That, my friends, is called having way too much time to think about a play call,” ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg added.That, my friends, is called having way too much time to think about a play call.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 30, 2018Franklin opened his press conference tonight by admitting that he made a big mistake.“Obviously, we should’ve called something different there,” Franklin told reporters.That is true.Ohio State stayed undefeated with the win, while Penn State suffered its first loss of the season. The Buckeyes leave State College, Pa. as the Big Ten’s College Football Playoff favorite.last_img read more

3 Major College Football Assistant Coaches Have Been Fired, Too

3 Major College Football Assistant Coaches Have Been Fired, Too

first_imgA general view of Louisville's football stadium.LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino wasn’t the only member of the Cardinals’ staff to lose his job this morning.Three of Louisville’s assistant coaches have been fired, too.Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel is reporting that the Cardinals have also fired three of Petrino’s assistant coaches in the wake of the head coaching change.“Louisville assistant coaches L.D. Scott, Nick Petrino and Ryan Beard are all out. They are Petrino’s son and son-in-laws. Director of Football Operations Andy Wagner is also out,” he reports.Source: Louisville assistant coaches L.D. Scott, Nick Petrino and Ryan Beard are all out. They are Petrino’s son and son-in-laws. Director of Football Operations Andy Wagner is also out.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 11, 2018Louisville was off to a 2-8 start to the 2018 season. The Cardinals have two tough games remaining and will probably finish 2-10.Lorenzo Ward has been named Louisville’s interim head coach.Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is widely expected to be Louisville’s top head coaching candidate.last_img read more

Departing Michigan Football Star Has Message For Wolverines Fans

Departing Michigan Football Star Has Message For Wolverines Fans

first_imgDevin Bush carries the Paul Bunyan trophy.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 20: Devin Bush #10 of the Michigan Wolverines carries the Paul Bunyan trophy off the field after beating the Michigan State Spartans 21-7 at Spartan Stadium on October 20, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)One of the main reasons behind the Michigan Wolverines’ success this year was the production from linebacker Devin Bush, who showed that he’s got all the potential in the world. Now he’ll have the chance to prove that he can play well at the next level, as the star defender will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Bush had 66 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his junior season for the Wolverines. His ability to play from sideline to sideline is truly special for his age.While the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is ready to join the NFL, he’ll never forget his time at Michigan.In a heartfelt message on Twitter, Bush expressed his gratitude for the university and the fans.The University of Michigan will always have a special place in my heart!! I will forever be a Michigan man til the death of me!! Thank you to everyone who supports me, be with me as we all take this journey to the next step!! Another thing, always and forever GO BLUE.— Devin Bush ll (@_Dbush11) December 19, 2018Although he’ll end his college career without a chance to win the national championship, Bush constantly found himself playing in big games for the Wolverines.Between his leadership and production on the field, Bush should be coveted by many professional scouts. In addition, he’ll have the chance to shine at the NFL Combine, which certainly benefits gifted athletes like himself.Congratulations to Bush on an excellent stint with the Wolverines.last_img read more

No. 1 RB Zach Evans Announces Top 11 Schools

No. 1 RB Zach Evans Announces Top 11 Schools

first_imgFive-star RB Zach Evans scores touchdown.MaxPrepsZach Evans is one of the truly elite recruits in the class of 2020.His options for playing at the next level are starting to take real shape.On Sunday, the Houston native named his top 11 schools. Plenty of the typical national powers are involved here.Regional powers are well-represented for Evans, the No. 2 player in the entire country per 247Sports.Texas and Texas A&M, the two top powers in state, are both here, as are Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.LSU and Missouri both recruit Texas pretty hard and crack the top 11 as well.Zach Evans announced his top 11 schools via Twitter on Sunday night.The six aforementioned programs are joined by Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Washington.Evans is no tipping his hand at particular favorites yet.So blessed to be where I am today??? pic.twitter.com/DKCfumCjJM— T H R E E (@Runzekerun01) January 7, 2019His full note:“ATGT, I’m blessed to have schools who seen something special in me and offered me an opportunity to play at the next level for their respective school. These are my top 11 schools, but my recruitment will still be 100% open!”Evans is the No. 1 running back in the class and top-ranekd player in Texas.Right now, Texas A&M is considered the favorite by the largest number of 247 crystal ball voters, receiving 43-percent of the votes. Texas is next at 29-percent, while LSU and Oklahoma State come up at 14-percent each.last_img read more

I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast row

I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast row

first_img IANS December 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 18:26 IST A traffic constable on duty at Gaur Chowk in Noida Extension (India Today File Photo)Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson on Thursday rued the lack of coverage after the revised I-League telecast schedule, saying fans in India would be deprived of high intensity football.I-League clubs are up in arms after the tournament’s official broadcaster Star Sports recently announced that it will cut the television coverage to just 31 of the 61 matches remaining in the season.While former champions Mohun Bagan are the only side who could see all of their matches shown on television, defending champions Minerva Punjab FC were the worst-hit, and newcomers Real Kashmir FC will be partially affected.The decision has invited widespread criticism and the Scottish coach of Real Kashmir said: “The football fans in India will be deprived of games. I am here for two years now and I think that is a special and an exciting league.”The Scot also said even as a 12-year-old boy in Scotland he knew about Mohun Bagan and East Bengal as he termed himself lucky to face the two clubs in the I-League.”East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are the two biggest clubs of India. As a 12-year-old boy in Scotland, I had heard about these two teams,” he said.”They have the biggest budgets. I’ve been with big clubs in Scotland too, and playing with big clubs brings a lot of pressure.”Debutants Kashmir have exceeded expectations this season, staying second after nine games and a point behind leaders Chennai City FC.Speaking about their performance so far, he said: “It’s been a good story for the club. To be where we are at the moment is really fantastic. There’s a lot of enthusiasm in the team. We are enjoying every bit of it.” “Playing in I-League puts Kashmir in the footballing map in India. Till now people only knew about Mehrajuddin Wadoo and Ishfaq Ahmed from Kashmir.advertisementLast year we won the second division with five Kashmiri players in our starting lineup. That shows how talented the local players are,” he added.–IANSdm/gau/ajb/bgThis is unedited, unformatted feed from the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) wire.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 byIANS I-League: Fans will be deprived, says Real Kashmir coach on telecast rowadvertisementlast_img read more

West Indies capable of winning games in England during World Cup: Chris Gayle

West Indies capable of winning games in England during World Cup: Chris Gayle

first_img India Today Web Desk St LuciaMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 09:29 IST Chris Gayle struck 77 off 27 balls in the 5th ODI vs England (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle confident of West Indies’ good show in the 2019 ICC World CupWest Indies will open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan in Nottingham on May 31″We will get a bit of respect going into the World Cup,” Gayle saidChris Gayle continued with his superb form to play yet another blazing innings and guide West Indies to a series-levelling seven-wicket victory over England in the fifth and final one day international in St Lucia on Saturday night.Gayle, who had scored 135, 50 and 162 in the three matches, was once again at his brutal best when he hammered 77 off only 27 balls, to power West Indies to a comfortable victory chasing a paltry target of 114. Gayle blazing knock was studded with five fours and nine sixes.The series ended 2-2 after the third ODI of the series was washed out.Chris Gayle was named man-of-the series for amassing 424 runs from four innings at an average of 106.”Man-of-the-series at age 39, come on youngsters what’s happening (laughs). It’s a fantastic series. To be able to tie the series 2-2, both teams played well,” Gayle said after the match.Chris Gayle, who has announced his retirement after the 2019 ICC World Cup, said he is confident of West Indies putting up a good show in England. West Indies will open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on May 31.”We will get a bit of respect going into the World Cup. If we get it right as a unit, we can create some damage in the World Cup. We’re very capable of winning games in England,” Gayle said.The Windies won the toss, electing to field first on a bouncy wicket, and Oshane Thomas proved the star of the bowling show. The paceman took a career-best 5 for 21 as England were skittled out for 113 in only 28.1 overs, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales joint top-scoring with 23 apiece.advertisementEngland lost their last five wickets for two runs as they collapsed to their lowest 50-over total against West Indies.”Today our bowlers were fantastic. Oshane with his first five-wicket haul, Carlos was brilliant. And the captain and Cottrell as well,” Gayle said.On his knock, Gayle said his mindset was to put England under pressure early on in the innings.”Sometimes as a batter you’re wary of small totals. So as I was padding up, I thought about putting them under pressure early. Sometimes you’ve got to change it up a bit, because the bowlers would work you out otherwise. At one stage I thought is this going to be my last innings for Windies in the Caribbean. It was another good turnout today,” he said.West Indies and England will now play a three-match Twenty20 International series from March 6.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Chris Gayle West Indies capable of winning games in England during World Cup: Chris GayleWest Indies vs England, 5th ODI: Chris Gayle hammered a brutal 77 to power Windies to a series-levelling seven-wicket victory over England in the fifth and final match of the series. Chris Gayle was named man-of-the-series for scoring 424 runs.advertisementlast_img read more

Azerbaijan GP: Valtteri Bottas takes pole after Charles Leclerc crash

Azerbaijan GP: Valtteri Bottas takes pole after Charles Leclerc crash

first_img Next Reuters BakuApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 22:35 IST Valtteri Bottas will start from pole with Lewis Hamilton in second and Sebastian Vettel in third (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSValtteri Bottas will start from pole with Lewis Hamilton in secondFerrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed in the second phase of qualifyingSebastian Vettel, also of Ferrari, will line up in third placeValtteri Bottas snatched pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday in an incident-packed qualifying session that saw Mercedes lock out the front row and Ferrari favourite Charles Leclerc crash out.The Finn lapped the six-km Baku street circuit in one minute, 40.495 seconds, just 0.059 seconds faster than teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel, the sole Ferrari driver chasing pole after Leclerc crashed out in the second phase of qualifying, will line up in third place after his fastest lap was 0.302 seconds off Bottas’s pace.Hamilton had been fastest after the first flying laps in the third and final phase but Bottas found the extra speed just when it mattered.”It was a nice feeling getting it done on the last lap,” said the Finn, after the eighth pole position of his career and second in a row. The 29-year-old also started the previous race in China from the front.”I managed to hit the sweet spot,” added the Finn.Hamilton’s second-fastest time gave Mercedes their third front-row lockout of the season, leaving the German marque well-placed to extend their streak of three straight one-two finishes in as many races.”Ferrari have looked incredibly quick,” said Hamilton, who won in Baku last year and leads Bottas by six points in the overall standings.”This is a massively great result for us. We came here, we didn’t have an upgrade so for us to lock out the front row, it puts us in a great position for tomorrow. Pace-wise we are closer in race trim,” added the five-time champion.advertisementFerrari had started the session looking dominant after Leclerc had led every practice session.However, the Monegasque – fired up after being ordered to move over for Vettel in China and denied a maiden Formula One win by engine trouble in Bahrain – hit the wall. He will still start ninth, however.Oh, Charles! #AzerbaijanGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/WeN1LcpgPHFormula 1 (@F1) April 27, 2019RED FLAGSWith the session running late after two lengthy red-flag delays, and with temperatures dropping and no slipstream, Vettel was unable to extract the lap time from his Ferrari.”It was quite tricky, the track cooled down, it was difficult to find the right balance,” he said. “In the end, I had a good lap but I had no tow.”Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, fastest in the second phase of qualifying, was fourth ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez – the only driver to have stood on the Baku podium more than once.Russian Daniil Kvyat was sixth for Toro Rosso ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris.Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi set the eighth-fastest time but the Italian will drop 10 places after being hit with an engine-related grid penalty. Teammate Kimi Raikkonen will, therefore, move up to eighth.Robert Kubica brought out the first red flag, the Pole ploughing his Williams into the barriers at exactly the same spot as Leclerc in the opening phase.That crash was the latest blow on a difficult weekend for struggling Williams with rookie George Russell striking a loose manhole cover in Friday practice and wrecking his car.Several other drivers, including Vettel and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg clipped the barriers or had close escapes at the same turn eight.Bottas was on course for victory in Baku last year when a blown tyre three laps from the end handed it to Hamilton instead.No driver has won from pole so far this season while retired champion Nico Rosberg in 2016 is the only driver to have converted pole to victory in Baku.Also Read | Loose drain cover wrecks George Russell’s Williams in Baku practiceFor 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 Azerbaijan GPFollow Valtteri BottasFollow Charles LeclercFollow BakuFollow MercedesFollow Lewis HamiltonFollow FerrariFollow Sebastian Vettel Azerbaijan GP: Valtteri Bottas takes pole after Charles Leclerc crashIt will be a Mercedes one-two at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Valtteri Bottas will start from pole with Lewis Hamilton in second. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was involved in a crash in the second phase of qualifying as his teammate Sebastian Vettel will line up in the third placeadvertisementlast_img read more

Sania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs India

Sania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs India

first_imgSania Mirza takes a Twitter break after being trolled for Pakistan’s loss vs IndiaIndian tennis ace Sania Mirza has decided to take a break from Twitter after trolls dragged her into the noise surrounding the Pakistan team’s dismal performance against India during their World Cup 2019 match in Manchesteradvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 09:34 IST Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza in a file image (Twitter: @MirzaSania)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat Pakistan by 89 runs on SundayTwitter trolls blamed Sania Mirza for the defeatIn response, Sania has decided to take a break from TwitterAfter India beat Pakistan in their World Cup 2019 encounter in Manchester on Sunday, there was a wave of memes and witty jokes on the Pakistan team on various social media platforms. Soon as videos and pictures appeared showing Pakistan players going for burgers on the eve of the match, Tweeple didn’t waste any time in bashing the Pakistan team for overlooking fitness standards.Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, also present at the outing with husband and Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, was also trolled heavily on social media with some needlessly pulling her into the storm that accompanied Pakistan’s 7th successive defeat against India in World Cups.Mirza, though wasn’t going to take the online hate in her stride and in her latest Twitter post, slammed her trolls by writing: ‘Twitter cracks me up ?? and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys ??? it’s break time’.Twitter cracks me up and some ppl for sure .. you guys really need other mediums of taking your frustrations out ..peace out guys it’s break timeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 17, 2019This is not the first time Sania has been dragged into a controversy related to the Pakistan team. Before the India vs Pakistan game, Mirza had slammed cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border’.”Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border?? seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!! (sic),” Sania Mirza tweeted.advertisementCringeworthy ads on both sides of the border seriously guys, you don’t need to hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! it has ENOUGH attention already!It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life !!Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 12, 2019Sania also went on to say that there is no need to hype the clash which is already seeking a lot of attention.Also Read | World Cup 2019: I won’t be going back home alone – Sarfaraz Ahmed warns Pakistan teammatesAlso Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollsFor 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 Sania MirzaFollow Shoaib MalikFollow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more

India vs Bangladesh: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 40

India vs Bangladesh: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 40

first_img Next India Today Web Desk July 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 22:32 IST India will face Bangladesh in their next World Cup game on Tuesday. (AP Photo)India’s unbeaten streak at the World Cup 2019 came to end when England defeated them by 31 runs on Sunday. India are just a win away from making their place in the semi-finals and will look to do so when they face Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday.Bangladesh are currently placed sixth in the table and three points behind fourth-placed England, meaning a defeat against India would end their chances of making the semifinals.India and Bangladesh have faced each other 35 times in ODIs so far, where India have won 29 matches while Bangladesh have 5 wins. However, Bangladesh had defeated India in the 2007 World Cup to knock them out of the tournament. Hence, they will be wary of their eastern neighbours on Tuesday.Here are a few suggestions for your Dream11 Playing 11.BatsmenRohit Sharma has been oozing class in this World Cup as the opener has already hit 3 centuries so far, hence he should be the blind pick for you as an opener. Rohit Sharma as 440 runs in 6 innings and is averaging at 88. After a dismal show from KL Rahul, you could pick Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal as your other opener. Tamim has 205 runs in in 6 innings at an average of 34.16.Virat Kohli walks in as No. 3 on the back of his consistency. The Indian captain has five consecutive fifties in this World Cup and would look to get his first hundred of the tournament on Tuesday. Kohli has amassed 382 runs in 7 innings and is averaging at 88.Rishabh Pant might be your 4th pick in batsman. The young batsman, who made his World Cup debut against England in India’s last match, looked under pressure in his first game but he has got the capacity to go big against any side.advertisementAll-roundersShakib-Al-Hasan has been highly impressive in the World Cup 2019 with his incredible consistency. Averaging at 95.20, the bangladesh all-rounder is the third highest run scorer is the tournament. Shakib has figures of 75, 64, 121, 124*, 41 and 51 with the bat so far. He has also picked 10 wickets, including a 5-wicket haul against Afghanistan.Hardik Pandya should be the other all-rounder for you Dream XI team as the Indian provides strength to the middle order with his big hitting-ability. Pandya could also finish the games off in the death overs. Pandya has scored 187 runs in 6 innings and has also picked wickets for his side.Wicket-keeperMS Dhoni is arguably the most trusted man behind the stumps. Though the veteran has been struggling with the bat in the World Cup. Mushfiqur Rahim has been impressive with the bat in his team and the 32-year-old also has 8 dismissals (twice that of Dhoni) to his name. It would be a tough choice between these two but MS Dhoni could be your pick as he would hold importance in the team with the strategical inputs he provides at crucial times.BowlersMohammed Shami has played just 3 matches in this World Cup but has picked 13 wickets to resgister his name among the top wicket- takers of the tournament. Shami picked a 5-wicket haul against Engalnd and do not forget his hat-trick against Afghanistan that helped India win the game in the last over. Therefore, Shami is a must-must.Jasprit Bumrah has already build a reputation of world’s best bowler for himself, so no second thougts over his inclusion. Bumrah has delivered for India in every single game. He has 10 wickets to his name with an exceptional ecomony of 4.4. Be it any batsman, Bumrah has got a way to calm him down.Mohammad Saifuddin could be the third pacer for you. He has picked 10 wickets so far for his side. The spinner for you could be Yuzvendra Chahal, who also has 10 wickets in the tournament.India vs Bangladesh Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Tamim Iqbal, Virat Kohli (C), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Mohammad Saifuddin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra ChahalIndia vs Bangladesh squads:Bangladesh (BAN): Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.India (IND): Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs Bangladesh India vs Bangladesh: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 40Dream11 Prediction, India vs Bangladesh Captain and Vice Captain Prediction: With a semi-final spot on mind, India will lock heads with Bangladesh in Match 40 of the World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img read more

The 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio Has Both Style and Substance

The 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio Has Both Style and Substance

first_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy When I started covering cars for The Manual, my editor told me that the cars I should write about ought to be the kind that make an eight-year-old boy stand up and applaud. Or at the very least be worthy of his bedroom wall. Accordingly, I’ve covered supercars, mental sports sedans, and gorgeous concepts.This week, however, I have a bit of an oddy. But I swear its worthy of youthful admiration. It’s the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio and although it might be tiny and kind of funny looking, it’s every bit a supercar in its own right. Let me explain.The kinds of cars worthy of a young boy’s bedroom wall are typically those with looks that could kill and power that actually could: Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Paganis, for example. Subcompacts rarely make the cut – and for good reason.Subcompacts are built on a budget for a budget-minded individual who lives in an urban environ but doesn’t want to be relegated to public transportation or bicycling everywhere. For this application, they’re perfect. They’re small an often rather robust, as they can withstand a bit of a beating from the rough and tumble life on city streets. Subcompacts are not, however, sexy. Well, at least not most. I dare say the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio is.FIAT designers, to make the Abarth Cabrio, took their retro-inspired 500 and added scorpion badges and some special stickers on the side. Then they cut the roof and fitted a soft-top. Delightfully, however, they didn’t stop there. They added 17-inch wheels, big brakes with red calipers, and fiddled with the engine a bit.These mad Italian men took the fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder gasoline engine and fitted to it a massive 18-PSI turbocharger – capable of spinning up to 230,000 RPM – along with two intercoolers on both the driver and passenger side air inlet, feeding thick, cool air to the turbo. This gigantic turbo slams air down the gullet of the 1.4 so that it can create 170 pound-feet of torque and 160 horsepower, which equates to 117 horsepower per liter.Fitting a turbo to an eco-engine like the MultiAir is like buying a nice housecat because it’s small, cute, and cleanly and strapping a coonhound to it so you can take it hunting. It seems like a good idea at the outset but will be very loud and a bit scary.That’s exactly what happened to the 1.4 MultiAir, too. FIAT designers, after adding the turbo, added a very loud exhaust. In fact, they bolted up 10 different exhaust systems before they found the exact sound they wanted. This one sounds like a lion being pushed through a jet engine.Bolted to the boisterous four-cylinder is a “track-proven” and apparently very robust five-speed manual gearbox, which feeds all that turbocharged power to the front wheels. Keeping the 17-inch wheels pressed firmly to the road is an upgraded and stiffened suspension system. The new front springs are 33 percent stiffer and 15mm lower. The ones in the back, though, are even tougher. They’re 300 percent more rigid than the European FIAT 500.So the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio, then, is fast, sleek, and loud. But does it work? Yes, nearly.With the top down, the traction control partially disengaged and a straight road ahead of you, the Abarth Cabrio is an absolute wonder. It truly gives the sensation that you’re just belted into an engine. It’ll rip your head back, and feel your ears with a very, very marvelous sound indeed. It’s so exhilarating, in fact, you might feel inclined to mount an afternoon invasion of North Africa – the Italian spirit is that strong in the Abarth.It’s the corners, however, that give the Abarth some trouble. Its front and rear wheels are so close together that any change in throttle input or steering angle can send the Abarth off quickly in another direction. This can be very exciting but also very frightening, as you’ll find yourself white-knuckling the oversized sport steering wheel just to stay on course and not go flinging off into the brambles.I wish the engineers had spent as much time figuring out torque delivery to the front wheels as they had tuning the exhaust. There’s no denying the Abarth’s Italian lineage, though. While the Germans would have agonized into the wee hours over torque steer affecting drivability, the Italians simply worked long enough to make the Abarth loud and stylish and then went on break.Speaking of style, though, let’s look at the interior. The Cabrio is the most comfortable version of the 500 I’ve ever driven. The hardtop, for whatever reason, makes you feel like you’re sitting on the car rather than in it. You can look around and feel like you’re in a spacious subcompact but your head, neck, and back are telling you a very different story. The interior of the Cabrio, however, is spacious and comfortable – at least up front. FIAT says the 500 can seat four but the rear seat is best suited as a shelf for your Louis Vuitton luggage set.Ignoring passenger space, which is never the reason anyone buys a subcompact anyhow, the Abarth has a cute little cabin. It has a big centralized instrument cluster with tach and speedo cleverly integrated together and it even has a place in the dash to affix the Garmin navigation that comes with the car – for a price.What does the FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio cost? It starts at $26,000, which is $9,000 more than the base 500. The one I drove, however, ran just shy of $30,000. I’ll admit this is a considerable price to pay for a subcompact with a bit more gusto. But if you think about it, it’s more than that.The posters that line a young boy’s bedroom are usually of wild, $200,000 drop-top Italian beasts with flashy bodylines, riotous exhaust notes, and more power than most anyone can really handle. They are, aside from the price, just like the Abarth Cabrio.It shocked me to realize this but the Abarth Cabrio can give you the same sensation as a barbarous Italian hypercar. It’ll put a huge grin on your face while it pushes you right up to the limits of your driving abilities and happily hold you there for hours.I’d say, then, the Abarth Cabrio is the ferocious Italian supercar you’ve dreamt about since second grade, but for a price you can actually afford. 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TGIF Shopping: THORSUN Goes “Modern Pueblo” For SS15

TGIF Shopping: THORSUN Goes “Modern Pueblo” For SS15

first_imgNow that April’s here, it might as well be Spring. In that spirit, we’re turning our attention toward swimwear, particularly THORSUN, ​a new company launching a unique blend of essentials including original prints and hand embroidered details.For SS15, THORSUN designer George Sotelo travelled to Mata Ortiz, a little known desert town one hundred miles south of the US border (population 1,182). The town is known for having the largest concentration of artisan ceramic makers in the Americas, having dedicated themselves to the revival of forgotten Mesoamerican pottery since the 1960s.Related: Tax Season Travel Splurge: Vacationing at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives“I grew up going to Mexico every summer as kid,” explains Soleto. “When you travel by road in-between these places you cross through some really cool and diverse Indigenous towns. I went to the Artisanal Ceramic Museum in Morelia that was showcasing pottery from different regions of Mexico and that’s where I first came across this style of pottery.”From there, he slowly started collecting and buying ceramics and pottery as gifts. “I started becoming that guy who collects plates and pottery,” he jokes.Soleto looked no further than his second home for inspiration, but wanted to eschew the more traditional route of references including Frida Khalo, Fiesta wear or typical Tulum bohemia.“Developing this line was a lot of fun for me, but there were definitely a lot of challenges trying to get across the artisanal vibe without being too aggressive or coming off too bohemian. I had to play with the scale a lot and modernize some of the prints.”To do this, he started introducing other styles and art movements such as Bauhaus and Modernism, settling on a style of prints he refers to as ‘Modern Pueblo’.The entire line is made in New York’s Garment District with fabrics sourced from France. Each swimsuit features five pockets: Deep pockets with a coin pocket, a zippered back pocket and an internal security pocket for cash and credit cards.You can purchase THORSUN at Bergdorf Goodman NYC, Webster Miami, Matches Fashion UK and online at Thorsun.com. Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree 1. Thorsun Shorts SS15 2. Thorsun Shorts SS15 3. Thorsun Shorts SS15 4. Thorsun Shorts SS15 5. Thorsun Shorts SS15 The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Nowcenter_img The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Back Forty Woods Ping Pong Paddles for Shinola

Back Forty Woods Ping Pong Paddles for Shinola

first_imgLifestyle brand Shinola has expanded greatly over the few short years since its inception.From its beginnings producing American-built watches and wallets to its now well-rounded line of luxurious leather bags, exceptionally engineered bicycles, pet gear, and apparel, it seems like Shinola is on its way to conquering every consumer category, including sports gear. Well, table sports, that is.Never afraid of a collaboration, Shinola has now announced its latest with Oregon wood working company, Back Forty Woods, to bring you what may be the world’s most luxurious ping pong paddle. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team center_img Back Forty Woods, founded by three brothers (Jai, Tanner, and Caleb Ralls) with deep Oregon roots, is a unique Pacific Northwest wood shop and design studio focused on using locally sourced wood and timber for furniture, cutting boards, wall art, and of course, ping pong paddles.“Our family has been in the Oregon timber industry and tree products industry for a long time,” says Jai Ralls in an interview with Shinola. “Our great grandfather was a horse logger and had a small sawmill outside of Portland in the ’30s, our grandfather built and owned a Veneer Mill in Eugene, Oregon; and my dad started a small Oregon family tree farm.”With such a close connection to the land, it’s no surprise that Back Forty Woods prides itself on its use of new and reclaimed local timber and hand-made construction wherever possible. When it comes to their collab with Shinola, the fiddleback figure handles of the paddles are made of Oregon Big leaf Maple that is sourced near their Eugene headquarters. With more heft than your average pong paddle and a slight taper to the design, the Shinola + Back Forty Woods paddle feels solid in the hand–a true power player’s paddle.And with Shinola’s amazingly soft American black and bourbon leather (see below) that, according to Shinola, has a “higher oil content to add more grip and spin to the ball,” the boost in confidence you feel from owning a rich, warm paddle, just might be the edge you needed to put a little spin on your game-winning serve.If you’re the type of guy who considers himself a gentleman of leisure (even if you have a regular nine to five), these paddles are hard to pass up. At $150 each, the price may seem steep, but as the old adage goes “you get what you pay for,” and with Shinola and Back Forty Woods, you get hand-made sports equipment that is as at home as an art piece as it is on the table. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know The Best Minimalist Wallets for Men Prove that Less Truly is Morelast_img read more

Filson Opens Second Seattle Store

Filson Opens Second Seattle Store

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Historic American heritage brand Filson has just opened a store in the equally historic Ballard neighborhood of its hometown of Seattle.The 1,200-sq.-foot store–the brand’s second in the city–is at 5101 Ballard Avenue in The Hansen Building, a 102-year-old structure that was the first one to receive designation as a historic landmark in the area. Ballard was settled mostly by Scandinavian seafarers and their families in the 19th and 20th centuries and is traditionally known as a fishing hot spot.“The Filson Ballard store aims to make shopping a personable and warm transaction. Together with local craftsmen, we wanted to build a neighborhood store where the history of Filson and Ballard comes together. It’s an intimate, quirky space that reveals the folky, salty side of who we are,” Filson’s creative director Alex Carleton told The Manual. The company worked with local Pacific Northwest artisans, carpenters and line riggers to create the space.The new shop carries many familiar, iconic Filson pieces along with some custom limited-edition knitwear, T-shirts, hoodies, bags and caps that are available in-store only.The space is an apt, beautiful tribute to Filson’s 119 years of providing rugged gear and apparel to its hard-working and outdoor-loving customers.If you won’t be in Seattle anytime soon, the beloved brand also has visit-worthy standalone stores in Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Washington D.C., London, Dallas, San Francisco, Plano, Detroit, Austin, and factory outlets in Burlington, Washington and Eagan, Minnesota.Of course, this being 2016, there’s also its extensive online shop…. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Maven Watches Uses Marble and Natural Landscapes to Fuel its Startup

Maven Watches Uses Marble and Natural Landscapes to Fuel its Startup

first_img The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion To launch into the (crowded) business of watches — an esteemed industry, to say the least — entrepreneurs need to offer something wholly unique.That is, a new company needs to offer a product that’s either entirely original or less expensive than what’s available. In the case of Maven Watches, a Hong Kong-based timepiece startup, this distinct variation lies with its embrace of minimal, modern style. While there certainly exist a bevy of watch brands which lean on a minimal and modern style, Maven’s two flagship styles — the Enduring and Artisan Series — cling to these genres in a way that quickly sets them apart from the pack.For its Enduring Series, Maven turned to the use of elegant marble to give the watch a bona fide pop. With each chosen marble stone featuring a unique birthmark, it’s an absolute fact no two Enduring Series watches will ever be the same. No only does this give Maven’s Enduring an unmatched lasting quality but it also allows the timepiece to be a true statement of personal style. Featuring an interchangeable Italian leather band and Rose Gold-colored stainless steel crowns, case backs, and buckles, it’s perfect for dressing up or going casual.While the Enduring’s marble watch face serves as its declaration of character, Maven’s Artisan Series leans on inspiration from modern architecture and natural landscapes. Yet another take on minimalist style, the Artisan Series features a simple analog watch face adorned in a pleasant color tone that allows the wearer to match it with a wide variety of apparel. Outfit with an Italian leather band (of which is also interchangeable) and the same stainless steel crown, case back, and buckle, the Artisan Series also utilizes a Swiss Ronda movement — a high-quality quartz timepiece movement.Perhaps the one thing holding Maven back from completely taking the watch industry by storm is the fact the brand has yet to even launch. With an Indiegogo campaign scheduled to go live in February, it’s only a matter of time before this classically-styled brand makes a fashionable name for itself. At the heart of the company is a team of entrepreneurs and designers who’ve remained keenly focused on manufacturing a watch that’s not only aesthetically pleasing but scores highly in terms of durability and craftsmanship.Though Maven has remained mum on an exact launch date of its crowdfunding campaign, the brand does allow interested buyers the ability to input their email address for updates. If the finished product proves capable of replicating the impeccable style and character of its initial announcement, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see its run on Indiegogo end as a roaring success. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty The Best Men’s Watches Under $500, From Stylish to Smart Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men This Luxury Watch Prototype was Inspired by Cory Richard’s Latest Mount Everest Explorationlast_img read more

How to Drive in Snow: Our Top Tips and Gear Picks

How to Drive in Snow: Our Top Tips and Gear Picks

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home This durable, wool blanket from Pendleton is modeled after ones used by early shepherds to brave the frigid winters of the Pacific Northwest, so it’s guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy.See itArticle originally published by TJ Carter on December 9, 2016. Last update by Cody Gohl on December 15, 2017. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities The Lynx shovel from Black Diamond is the perfect tool to keep in your car for a particularly snowy situation. The fixed-length anodized shaft is fully removable and the blade is constructed with aluminum, making it a lightweight and sturdy essential.See ItSnow Joe Ice Scraper – $5This handy scraper is a small yet powerful tool perfect for scraping off your windshield after a frost. The 4.8-inch brass blade cuts through ice in a single swipe and stows comfortably in your glove compartment.See ItAAA Severe Weather Road Kit –  $50 This AAA-approved pack was curated for cold conditions and includes the usual first-aid kit and flashlight as well as a survival blanket, hand warmers, a fire starter, a few fleece accessories, a small folding shovel, and a ice scraper.See ItPendleton Wool Camp Blanket – $139 The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Winter comes with several unique maintenance considerations. Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape will vastly reduce your risk of winter emergencies. Before the season swings into high-gear, make sure to do the following:Schedule a maintenance checkup to ensure your vehicle’s systems are in good shape and all fluids are at the right levels.Keep an eye on your tires, as freezing temperatures can deplete them of air. Routinely inflate them so they’re in accordance with the pressure recommendations on the driver side door jamb.Speaking of tires, get new ones if their tread is worn to less than 1/8-inch. Consider investing in winter tires if you live in an area with heavy snowfall. We compiled a list of some of our favorite winter tires.Maintain at least a half tank of gas at all times. This will prevent the gas line from freezing and the additional weight will improve traction.Monitor weather reports and heed all warnings.Don’t rush yourself. Leave the house earlier than usual to allow time for scraping off ice and defrosting your windows. Let your car warm up for a few minutes before driving.If conditions are particularly bad, put snow chains on your tires (learn how to do that here).Note: Find out how your vehicle responds to snowy conditions. We suggest practicing snow driving in a large, empty parking lot. Better yet, consider taking winter driving lessons.Driving SafelyJELENIA GORA, POLAND – MAY 03: Traffic jam on mountain road caused by heavy snowfall on 03.05.2011 nearby Jelenia Góra PolandNow for the tricky part. Before driving, ask yourself once again whether you really, truly need to. Even if you’re a snow-driving badass, you’ll likely encounter many drivers who have no idea what they’re doing, so it’s important to keep these tips in mind:Take your time. Drive well below the posted speed limit and accelerate much more slowly than you normally would.Stick with the lower gears to maximize traction.Be extra cautious when driving over bridges, overpasses, and shady patches — these areas are more likely to be frozen.Leave extra space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you — at least three times as much distance as you normally would.Maintain your momentum as best you can. Start braking early when you see a stoplight ahead.Do not pass plows or sand trucks; the road conditions in front of them are usually much worse.Do not use cruise control or overdrive.Note: Just because your vehicle has all-wheel drive doesn’t mean it can blast down snowy roadways. Always underestimate your vehicle’s capabilities and drive cautiously.Braking and Turning ‘Tis the season for rising winds, falling snow, and treacherous roads. Every year, thousands of auto accidents occur as a direct result of winter weather. As a responsible citizen, the safest thing you can do is stay home until the snow melts. However, there are some places in the country where that is simply not practical (we’re looking at you, Alaska). The second best way to stay safe is to learn how to drive in snow like a boss.Prepping Your Ride Since you probably won’t be driving in a straight line, you should know how to brake and turn effectively in snowy and icy conditions.Like we mentioned before, give yourself plenty of room to stop — ideally three times more space than normal, and potentially more if you’re going downhill.Do not pump your anti-lock brakes. Instead, maintain a steady pressure.Take your time when turning. Slow down, take your foot off the brake, turn the wheel gently, then accelerate after the turn is complete.If your vehicle starts to skid, ease off the brake and accelerator. Turn the wheel in the direction of the skid to straighten your front tires and regain control.Do not brake or turn suddenly.Note: Build plenty of momentum when approaching a hill. Slow down near the top and continue downhill very slowly.In Case of EmergencyYour expert driving skills should prevent you from getting stranded on the side of the road. Still, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the worst with some crucial must-haves:Keep a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. It should include jumper cables, a collapsible shovel, road flares, a flashlight, a cell phone, extra batteries, water, non-perishable food, an emergency blanket, gloves, a warm hat, and hand warmers.Pack a winch and strong cable in case you get stuck and nobody’s around. You could also have a passerby attach the cable to their vehicle and pull your car out of the snow.Stow a bag of sand in the trunk. The extra weight will improve traction while driving, and you can sprinkle sand on the road to help your stuck tires grip the ice.Note: If you become stranded, stay in your vehicle to conserve your body heat. Don’t leave your vehicle on; instead, turn it on and off in intervals to save gas and keep the interior warm. Make sure the exhaust pipe isn’t blocked by snow.Get the GearNow that you know how to drive in the snow, let’s get you set up with the gear you’ll need to do it.Thule Snow Chains –  $90These simple chains from Thule are the perfect no-fuss accessories for bad weather. Built with durable, hardened manganese nickel alloy steel, they’ll plow through the snow and provide excellent traction on the road.See ItBlack Diamond Snow Shovel – $41last_img read more