Matthew Hayden fractures neck, suffers facial injuries while surfing

first_imgFormer Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden fractured his neck and suffered serious facial injuries while surfing at the weekend.Hayden, 46, who was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane, said on Instagram on Saturday that he “dodged a bullet” and came off second best with a “Straddie back bank” and that it was “game over for a few days”.He posted a second message on Sunday with a photograph of him in a neck brace and nasty abrasions on his forehead.”Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet,” he wrote referring to injuries to his cervical vertebrae.”Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie (Stradbroke Island) who have been so supportive.”Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”Hayden retired in 2009 as one of cricket’s leading opening batsmen, scoring 8625 runs with 30 centuries from 103 Tests at an average of 50.73.advertisementHe held the world record score for a test innings with his knock of 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003 before West Indies great Brian Lara surpassed it with 400 not out six months later.Hayden also formed a formidable opening partnership with current Australia coach Justin Langer, combining for 5655 Test runs as an opening pair, which is second only to the vaunted West Indies duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who accumulated 6482 runs at the top of the batting order.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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UEFA Nations League: Memphis Depay stars as Netherlands thrash Germany

first_imgThe Netherlands thumped Germany 3-0 in their UEFA Nations League clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday.Memphis Depay, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum scored one goal each as the Netherlands registered their biggest win over Germany.The result has mounted more pressure on under-fire Joachim Loew. Germany, who suffered a first round exit at the World Cup in Russia, have won only three of 10 internationals in 2018.Depay also struck the crossbar late on as Netherlands’s resurgent home form continued with a sixth victory in their last seven in front of their own fans.The win was a first in 16 years for the Dutch over Germany, who have one point from their two League A, Group 1 matches and face a trip to pool leaders and world champions France on Tuesday.The 2014 world champions dominated possession but failed to convert their chances and the Netherlands hit them on the break to heap more pressure on Germany coach Joachim Loew, whose side have won only three of their 10 matches in 2018 and were knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage.”This gives us a lot of confidence for the future, we can be really proud, there has been incredible fight and we have shown that we can play great football,” Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman told NOS.”I really see a great future for Dutch football. Everyone needed this, the players, the staff and the whole of the Netherlands.”Koeman handed debuts to PSV Eindhoven duo Denzel Dumfries and Steven Bergwijn while Germany gave a first cap to forward Mark Uth who plays for Schalke.advertisementTeenager Matthijs de Ligt was inches away from connecting with a Depay cross before the home side took the lead. Ryan Babel’s header from a corner crashed against the crossbar and Van Dijk converted the rebound.Substitute Leroy Sane, controversially left out of Germany’s World Cup squad and with much to prove in a national team jersey, was played into acres of space in the box but fired wide when he looked certain to score his first international goal.Koeman brought on another debutant in Nigerian-born Arnaut Groeneveld, ending the hopes of the African nation that he would turn out for them, as the home side looked to stem a growing German dominance in midfield.The Dutch had to soak up pressure and looked to hit the visitors on the break — something they managed on repeated occasions — but both Depay and Wijnaldum drew blanks, when the former’s effort was saved by Manuel Neuer before Wijnaldum shot wildly over the bar with just the keeper to beat.Depay would not be denied his goal, though, and when he used his pace to outstrip the German defence again, this time he had the beating of Neuer.The resounding win was completed late on when the lively Depay’s dummy put Wijnaldum through on goal and the midfielder drilled the ball low into the net to record the Netherlands’ largest ever victory over Germany.”We played OK until we conceded and then did not use our chances,” Loew said. “After conceding, you could see that recent results have led to a lack of confidence. Why are we not scoring? That’s difficult to answer, we have clear chances.”Had we lost 1-0, it would have been acceptable but breaking apart like this in the last 10 minutes is not good.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Barcelona through to Champions League last 16 despite Icardi leveller

first_imgMilan, Nov 7 (AFP) Barcelona qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League despite Mauro Icardi snatching a late 1-1 draw for Inter Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday. Ice cold Icardi struck with his first shot of the match in the 87th minute to grab a draw from a match Barcelona dominated from the start, just four minutes after a neat curling strike from substitute Malcom gave the away side a fully deserved lead. “We played the best team in the world and they scored a typical Barcelona goal, but we never gave up, we kept fighting,” Icardi told Sky Sport Italia. “We didn’t give up after they scored and fortunately the ball bounced to me… there was a bit of luck that the ball arrived there.” The Argentine pounced in a goalmouth scramble, spinning and firing home from close range, and rewarding a brilliant performance from keeper Samir Handanovic that kept Inter in a game they in which they struggled to get a foothold. “We could not clear a silly ball inside the area and we paid for it,” said Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets. “I think we have deserved more. we were more ambitious and we dominated the whole game.” – Dominance – ============= Barca, without injured Lionel Messi, were left to lament throwing away three points from a game in which they created more than enough chances to win but couldn’t get past the superb Slovenia international in the Inter goal. “I think Barcelona played far better than us and we could’ve done more. They came forward too easily in the first half and when you leave them possession constantly, you are going to be pinned back,” said Handanovic.advertisement Barca were on the front foot from kick-off and Ousmane Dembele forced Handanovic into the first of a series of fine saves with a sharp curling strike just a minute into the game. That dominance continued throughout the almost the entire match as Barca had almost complete command of the ball and goalscoring chances, Inter’s best opportunity before Icardi’s leveller coming in the 19th minute when Kwadwo Asamoah flashed over Ivan Perisic’s low cross. Inter struggled to string passes together under the weight of Barca’s pressing, and Handanovic had to be at his best to stop fine efforts from Luis Suarez and former Inter player Philippe Coutinho putting the away side ahead before the break. The Slovenia international made his best save just before the hour mark when he charged out to block Ivan Rakitic’s shot as the Croatian bore down on goal. He was eventually beaten just as it looked like he was going to save Inter from conceding so many chances, Malcom scampering down the right in the 83rd minute before ripping home a shot between two Inter players. But his saves kept the hosts in the game right until the end, and Icardi took the one chance he had to save a point. “We just switched off a bit in the final moments,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde. “We know that Inter have picked up a lot of points in the last minutes. “But we’re happy because our main goal of qualifying is achieved. The one that’s left is for us to get first place.” (AFP) ATATlast_img read more

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Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1 cases listed online ahead of December 5 launch

first_imgHMD Global is holding an event in Dubai on December 5 where the company is expected to launch three new Nokia phones. Now, based on everything we have been hearing, all fingers point to the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7 as one of the phones. Some reports say the Nokia 9 flagship with penta-camera setup could be the other phone. Nothing is certain as of now, but a new report has spotted cases for both these devices online, which seems to indicate that their launch is imminent and it could happen on December 5.NokiaPowerUser found some listings of official Nokia branded cases for the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 9. The listing mentions a few cases for “Phoenix” which happens to be the codename for the Nokia X7. The Nokia X7 is widely expected to launch outside of China as the Nokia 8.1 and the listing mentions that the case will be compatible with the Nokia 8.1 as well. This is yet another proof of the existence of the Nokia 8.1 after it was briefly listed on Google’s ARCore supported devices list.Another listing is of a premium clear case for the Nokia 9 PureView, which is what HMD’s upcoming flagship phone is rumoured to be called. The Nokia 9 has been tipped to sport a penta-camera setup on the back, which would make it the first phone in the world to do that. There is still some question regarding its launch. The listing will have you believe that the Nokia 9 will launch on December 5, but past rumours have mostly indicated that the device will launch in MWC in February.advertisementIt would be quite surprising to see HMD launch a flagship phone towards the end of the year as most important launches are concluded before the festive season kicks in. That being said, HMD is yet to launch a proper 2018 flagship so it’s anyone’s guess as of now. Apart from the Zeiss-branded five rear cameras, the Nokia 9 is expected to sport a 5.9-inch QHD+ OLED display and a Snapdragon 845 chipset.The Nokia 8.1, on the other hand, is expected to be the global variant of the Nokia X7. This means the phone will sport a 6.18-inch FHD+ PureDisplay screen and will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset. It will also come with a 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras with Zeiss lenses and a 20MP front-facing sensor. Both the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8.1 are going to be Android One phones and are expected to ship with Android 9 Pie.last_img read more

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Australian Open 2019: Sharapova-slayer Ashleigh Barty once played Big Bash League

first_imgAshleigh Barty was being rallied on by the crowd at Melbourne Park as she was putting five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova during their fourth round match at Australian Open on Sunday.Ashleigh Barty was staring at a defeat she was down a game in the second set after losing the first but the 22-year-old Australian won nine straight games, thanks to some ordinary serving by Maria Sharapova. The Russian superstar though made a spirited fightback only to lose the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.Barty was filled with delight as it has been a good two days for the young tennis star. Her former Big Bash League team, Brisbane Heat had made it to the final of the ongoing season on Saturday. Yes, you read that right.Barty had played an entire season of BBL for the Brisbane Heat in 2015-16 after she had taken a break from professional tennis in 2014.”I think I was pretty wrapped yesterday… the Heat girls made the final… the WBBL final next week but that was a hell of an afternoon yesterday but this is unreal, playing on this beautiful court in front of a packed house, there is nothing better,” Barty, who became the first Australian woman to reach the quarter-final of the Grand Slam at home in 10 years, said on Sunday. Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesBarty, who had claimed the limelight when she won the junior Wimbledon title as a 15-year-old, found a lot of success in doubles in 2013 wherein she had reached three of the four Grand Slam finals with Casey Dellacqua.advertisementHowever, in 2014, a 20-year-old Barty had announced she was taking an indefinite break from tennis in a bid to avoid travelling often and spend more time with her family. In her time away from the sport, she had got in touch with one of her former physios who also worked in the BBL to get a trial with the Brisbane Heat.After impressing in the trials, Barty made her debut for the BBL team in 2015-16 season and impressed straightaway, scoring 39 off 27, including a huge six, in her league debut. She also played a List A game for Queensland women in 2015 in Adelaide.However, Barty made a strong comeback to tennis after an 18-month break in 2016. Ever since, the 22-year-old has grown from strength to strength as she won three titles, including the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai last year. She also reached her career-high ranking of 15 in 2018.The most famous victory of her young career.Congratulations, @ashbar96 #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/MEvPFeKZc7#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019Barty will next face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The 22-year-old lost the final in Sydney to the former world number two but is hopeful of giving her best in what will be the biggest match of her nascent career.”It doesn’t get any easier at all, it’s just another challenge and I’ll try to come out and play my best tennis.”Also Read | Australian Open: World No.1 Simona Halep ready to face Serena WilliamsAlso Read | Australian Open: Former champion Angelique Kerber stunned in fourth roundlast_img read more

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India vs Australia: Why Kedar Jadhav is India’s lucky charm. A look at key stats

first_imgBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46) Full Scorecard | Highlights | Match ReportKedar Jadhav produced an all-round master class on Saturday to lead India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one day international at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Kedar starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 81, after taking one wicket from his 7 overs. Kedar and MS Dhoni put up an 141-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.In fact, India have won 44 ODIs out of a total of 55 matches when Kedar has been a part of the playing XI, which is a 80 per cent win percentage – the highest for any player with 50 or more ODI appearances.In those matches, if Kedar bowls a minimum of 4 overs, then India’s win percentage rises to 85.71 per cent – with India winning 18 out of 21 games, one tied game and just 2 losses.100-run partnership between @JadhavKedar & @msdhoni #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/AqYhv8U9QzBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019″My bowling is all about reading batsmen’s mind. I tried to bowl stump-to-stump. I don’t think like I’m a bowler. I enjoy my responsibility,” Kedar said at the post presentation after being adjudged the player-of-the-match for his match-winning effort.A the start of the Indian chase of 236, Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck in the second over of their innings. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma though played with characteristic ease before Australia prized out three wickets with India’s total reading 99, to roar back into the match.advertisementKohli, who added 76 runs with Rohit, raced to a run-a-ball 44 before being foxed by an Adam Zampa delivery that beat his bat and rapped him on the pad.Rohit’s departure for 37 compounded India’s problems but Dhoni and Jadhav batted sensibly and did not panic even when the asking run rate climbed above six-an-over.But it was Dhoni who sealed the victory characteristically, with his sixth boundary off Marcus Stoinis. Both teams move to Nagpur for the second match of the series on Tuesday.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIsAlso Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotlast_img read more

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

first_imgChris 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:last_img read more

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India’s fashion decade

first_imgThe last decade has seen the emergence of a unique signature that is sparse on frills but abundant in abstract and academic expressions in fashion. Modern Indian Minimalism-unadulterated by overwhelming embellishments, the hitherto obvious hallmark of most Indian designers-is a language that relies on pattern-cutting, experimentation with yarns, geometry of,The last decade has seen the emergence of a unique signature that is sparse on frills but abundant in abstract and academic expressions in fashion. Modern Indian Minimalism-unadulterated by overwhelming embellishments, the hitherto obvious hallmark of most Indian designers-is a language that relies on pattern-cutting, experimentation with yarns, geometry of shapes, non-figurative design garnishes and unorthodox traditional techniques.Fashion Of QuietudeWhat makes this movement uniquely Indian is the prominent role Indian textiles play in the minimalist designers’ practice. The resurgence of handmade textiles of India in fashion design-with their invaluable cultural, social and environmental narratives-is what makes this industry exciting today. Indian textiles give designers the tactility to explore the relationship between wearer and weave. These young designers, who graduated from pedigreed design schools across the world, use a unique language of design provocations and interventions, to build their oeuvres. They challenge us to shift our perceptions and constantly question our relationship with clothes. Ruchika Sachdeva of Bodice, winner of the prestigious International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018 has a penchant, for instance, for finding a symbiosis between disparate inspirations and techniques. Her Woolmark collection took on the 18th century costumes of Indian nautch girls but designed them using modern and minimalist menswear tailoring. Using natural fabrics including hand-woven textiles by artisans in Uttar Pradesh, Antar Agni’s Ujjawal Dubey is adept at splicing and draping monochromatic fabrics; and by almost completely eliminating surface ornamentation he achieves an overall look that is reminiscent of zen enthusiasts, but with oodles of swag.Taking the lead from thoroughbred rule-breakers of senior designers like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Anamika Khanna among others, these designers do not hesitate to imbue their designs with a rich tapestry of thought and passion. Always looking at a labyrinth of esoteric poets, philosophers, architects, etc., that inspire them, they are perched faraway from the brouhaha of Bollywood muses, so now we see a generation of young designers go to great lengths to create authentic narratives of the cloth. They are the realists of today, addressing the form-function duality with much more academic finesse and design precision than their predecessors.advertisementBut here is the interesting part-amidst this fashion of quietude, there also exists a gargantuan wedding fashion industry that spikes up the excess scale, exposing the fashion bipolarity in India today.Excess drowns minimalismThe wedding blitzkrieg that hit India in the last one year with the mega brides- Priyanka Chopra, Isha Ambani Piramal, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, and the way they enthralled Indians world-wide, is demonstrative of India’s increasing obsession with cinematic nuptials, in and out of movie theatres. Weddings today feed into the extravagant mix of tradition, aspiration and modern affluence, accounting for the business of marriage to be a whopping $40-50 billion per annum according to a recent KPMG report. Also, with 50 percent of Indians being below the age of 29, the wedding industry is not only a lucrative business, it is also a massive canvas for Indian designers to test their design sensibility for a generation of women who are becoming increasingly liberal, emancipated and experimental. Designers Rakesh Thakore and David Abraham have always been known for their mindful designs. Photo by M Zhazo CULT OF EXCESS? The wedding industry is a massive canvas for Indian designers to test their design sensibility for a generation of women who are becoming increasingly liberal, emancipated and experimental. A model sports a Rahul Mishra jacket rich in craftsmanship and technique. Photo by Shriya Patil ShindeSabyasachi Mukherjee, the retro-revivalist designer, is at the forefront of this bridal extravaganza of design. From sexing-up the bride with Kamasutra-esque deep décolletage to his homage to spectacular traditional crafts-he has women world-over squealing in delight with every collection. When Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas tied the knot in Udaipur, the actress shared some well-orchestrated photos to her 35.7 million Instagram followers, dressed in a bespoke Sabyasachi Kanauj rose lehenga with intricate French embroidery and fine sequin work that took 3,720 man-hours and 110 embroiderers from Kolkata to create. Of course, it went viral.On the other hand, artist-designer Payal Khandwala, is popular among the non-conformists in wedding celebrations, but who want to look, what she calls-‘Indian modern’. In her refined assemblage of blazing colours, she evokes the mantra ‘fierce and feminine’ that pretty much sums up the women who grew up in the #MeToo generation.Rahul Mishra has seamlessly transferred his nuanced Indian craftsmanship, displayed in Paris Fashion Week every year, to the bridal ensembles of India. “We employ our signature 3D hand embroidered, hand-cut and hand-appliqué style. We use a huge bouquet of embroidery techniques like zardozi, French knots, aari, appliqué and the shading on the flowers is done by using ‘Farishe ka Kaam'” says Mishra.advertisementWhat this means, is that bridal-wear is becoming one of the biggest champions of craft in India. However literally they may be executed, the notions of what opulence means is seeing a paradigm shift-from cheap crystals and garish embellishments to culturally rich handicraft, from different corners of India, which become prized heirloom pieces.Fashion through a gender lensFor aeons, gender identity has been at the centre of fashion’s dialogue. And the last decade has seen the complete overhaul of it. It would be an understatement to say that the history of modern Indian fashion can be traced through the gay lens. This incredibly talented community of Indians, marginalised and living in a grey area of don’t-ask-don’t-tell thus far, has nonetheless played one of the most powerful roles in the fashion industry. They have been at the forefront of creating the alternative, the outré, the swag of fashion as we know it today.Fashion has played a particularly important role, in disseminating very personal, yet powerful messages about egalitarianism and diversity through clothes. Whether it was lead via androgynous clothes or gender fluid designs, or through LGBTQ+ models on the ramp-fashion has always been a place to make subtle pleas to uphold the dignity of the rainbow flag.Today, show after show, we see bold tributes being raised to uphold its sanctity. Chola’s head designer, Sohaya Mishra, fearlessly creates a platform on the ramp for those who are not seemingly accepted. Her “Bye Felicia” fashion show had models and LGBTQ community activists dressed as drag queens, wearing Chola’s latest collection. Whether its gimmicky or not, is a matter of opinion. But to have the faces of the LGBTQ+ movement represented visually right up-front on the ramp is exemplary.Global popular culture has played a pivotal role in opening doors and minds. Laverne Cox on the cover of Time, the TV series Transparent and Call Me Caitlyn were paradigm shifting milestones. Gender prejudice is a thing of the past. Huemn plays this out beautifully with their gender-fluid collections. As a luxe-street meets athletic-leisure brand, it is known to play the zeitgeist card well. It’s last collection was a tribute to the blurring of the male-female binary and broadening the playing field for inclusivity. Photo by M ZhazoThe sustainability questionBy far the biggest change in fashion is coming from the global dialogue on sustainability. Just weeks ago, the United Nations announced the launch of UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion in Nairobi, an effort to bring all the stakeholders of fashion, including NGOs, activists and institutions, etc, to create a cohesive blueprint and address the environmental issues festered by fashion. And countries like India are coming under the microscope because of the sheer manufacturing power it wields. So when Lakme Fashion Week joined hands with the United Nations, to launch the first Circular Design Challenge-it was certainly the need of the hour. This was a sign of things to come: sustainable fashion is priority.advertisement Photograph by Shriya Patil ShindeThe “2017 Global Online Consumer Report” published by KPMG surveyed thousands of people in 50 countries and noted that people no longer “go” shopping, but literally “are” shopping every minute online with their smartphones. This shopping frenzy has resulted in 34 million shipping containers (with a standard length of 20ft) being carted around the world every year. Way back in 1915, German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin called this CBD (compulsive buying disorder) aka oniomania or “buying mania”.Designers in India are beginning to question the consumer’s obsession with novelty. The younger designers, especially ones who are studying sustainable design practices, understand that if they continue to follow linear system of “take-make-waste”, their business will not be able to sustain itself, leave alone the environment. While iconic Indian brands like Arvind Mills and Good Earth are leading the way for sustainable business practices, the relatively new brands in India are also jumping onto the green bandwagon. I Was A Sari is a eco-ethical brand that upcycles pre-loved, used sarees, converting them into very hip, contemporary clothes.For Seerat Virdi, founder of Miesu, ‘wear and re-wear’ is crucial not only to her ideology but her design practice. Her clothes made from fashion waste, can be worn in multiple ways, allowing for clothes to sit in your closet longer (if not forever), instead of being dumped in a landfill. Bareek by Aman Singh makes sure his natty button-down shirts, in cotton or khadi, are created on a non-mechanised loom, and always woven by an artisan. Doodlage by Kriti Tula believes in the ‘scrap to fab’ fashion practice that allows her to upcycle fashion material waste into new garments that are worthy to be on the ramp. “Fast-fashion consumerism is a fairly new concept in India,” she says. “We were given hand-me-downs while growing up. We always did something with useless clothing; used loose or tight clothing by altering them. Growing up this way, I’ve always lived consciously.In many ways fashion has come full circle as Indian designers create their own language, drawing on the best of the past and looking to the future.Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle journalist and sustainability activist. She is a columnist for The Business of Fashion website and was Vogue India’s Editor-at-Large for 13 years.last_img read more

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Indians deserve chance as national football coach: Subrata Pal

first_imgIf given an opportunity, an Indian can also do a good job as the head coach of the national football team feels Subrata Pal. One of the finest goalkeepers to have played for India, Pal believes that trusting the Indian coaches and handing them the responsibility can work wonders.Speaking to IANS, Pal said that finding good Indian coaches should be the ultimate goal as that will help improve the game at the grassroots level and at the end of the day, a good feeder line is what makes any team competitive on the world stage.”Firstly, you have to have faith in Indian coaches. If we don’t give them a chance how will they prove themselves? In a country of 130 crore people, there won’t be at least ten good coaches, how is that possible?” he enquired.With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) set to hire a coach for the national team after Stephen Constantine stepped down, the association has also made it clear that they don’t have the budget to bring in high-profile foreign coaches. But Pal feels finding a good Indian coach shouldn’t be an issue.”There are several good coaches in India who have performed well in the domestic tournaments. Under Indian coaches, we have done well in SAFF tournaments,” he said.Though he is not against hiring a foreign coach, Pal feels that Indian coaches must also be given opportunities to prove their worth.”I am not against foreign coaches, but if Indian coaches are not given an opportunity how they will prove themselves,” he concluded.advertisementAlso Read | Christian Eriksen’s late goal secures precious win for Tottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

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Australia set for marathon home season as CA releases fixtures for 2019-2020 season

first_imgAustralia’s international schedule will stretch into late-March for the first time in 41 years in 2020 after the country’s cricket board was unable to cut a deal with India to move a one-day tour.Cricket Australia had hoped to host New Zealand in an ODI series in January but Aaron Finch’s team will instead travel to the subcontinent after India’s board declined to shift their home series.That has pushed the three-match New Zealand series back to the middle of March, with the final ODI in Hobart on March 20 making it the latest finish to a home international schedule since Australia hosted Pakistan for a Test in Perth in 1979.”CA took the position that while January was our preference for these ODI matches there are times we need to honour our commitments to work in the greater context of international cricket scheduling,” CA’s Peter Roach said.”We evaluated different options for an alternative and saw the most value in the March opportunity to extend our window in the traditional cricket season.”Ten venues, five visiting teams and a total of 28 matches will make up the 2019-20 international summer of cricket pic.twitter.com/bFS3mTNDT4cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 6, 2019The Gabba returns as venue of the opening Test of the summer in a two-match series against Pakistan from Nov. 21.Last summer, the Brisbane ground was snubbed as one of the venues for the marquee Test series against India and relegated to a January Test match venue for the short Sri Lanka tour.advertisementAdelaide Oval will host the second and final Test against Pakistan, a day-night match, from Nov. 29.Australia also host New Zealand in a day-night Test at Perth Stadium from Dec. 12, before the three-match series moves to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the traditional Boxing Day Test and to Sydney in the New Year.Steve Smith and David Warner gave fans plenty to smile about in Brisbane yesterday pic.twitter.com/ufgL2imcJ7cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 6, 2019In a tweak to the usual day-night scheduling, the Perth Test will start at 1 p.m. local time and finish at 8 p.m. to cater to Australia’s dominant TV audience in the east of the country.It will also have the longer 40-minute lunch break at the first interval, while the Adelaide pink ball Test will continue to have the 20-minute tea break between the first and second sessions with the longer “dinner” break in the evening.The international summer opens in late-October with back-to-back three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.Women’s international cricket will also play a prominent role in the schedule as Australia play a T20 tri-series against England and India from late-January in the leadup to hosting the women’s T20 World Cup from Feb. 21.Men’s fixtures:Oct 27 Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20 (Adelaide Oval)Oct 30 Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 (Gabba)Nov 1 Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 (MCG)Nov 3 Australia v Pakistan, 1st T20 (SCG)Nov 5 Australia v Pakistan, 2nd T20 (Canberra)Nov 8 Australia v Pakistan, 3rd T20 (Perth)Nov 21-25 Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test (Gabba)Nov 29-Dec 3 Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test (Adelaide Oval)*Dec 12-16 Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test (Perth)*Dec 26-30 Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test (MCG)Jan 3-7 Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test (SCG)Mar 13 Australia v New Zealand, 1st ODI (SCG)*Mar 15 Australia v New Zealand, 2nd ODI (SCG)Mar 20 Australia v New Zealand, 3rd ODI (Hobart)** Denotes day-night matchlast_img read more

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Prithvi Shaw backs ‘balanced’ India to bring World Cup home

first_imgTeenage opener Prithvi Shaw has said Virat Kohli has a balanced squad at his disposal and that India are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Prithvi Shaw lauded the senior selection committee for picking a well-rounded squad while expressing confidence that the World Cup trophy will return to India.India had won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. MS Dhoni’s men reached the semi-final in their title defence in 2015 but lost to Australia. India will be led by Virat Kohli, who will be captaining the senior national team for the first time in a World Cup.”We have a wonderful team, arguably the best ODI side going around. I personally feel that the World Cup be ours this year. The selectors have named a balanced team. I wish the team all the best. I will pray for the team to bring the World Cup back home,” Prithvi Shaw told Sports Tak.Prithvi Shaw, who has made a strong start to his nascent international career, also recalled his memories of watching the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka from the Wankhede Stadium stands.Shaw said he was awestruck by the atmosphere and the support Team India had received on the big day and the happiness in the fans’ faces after MS Dhoni helped India gun down a 275-run target.”During the 2011 World Cup, I was sitting at the Wankhede Stadium when India won. How can I tell you about my experience! I had never been to such a big match before. I went there for the first time for the final. The crowd and the response Sachin Tendulkar was receiving, the entire team, including MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. The support helped the team a lot. To see people so happy after our win, it was a memorable experience for me,” Prithvi Shaw added.advertisementPravin Tambe’s work ethics a great inspiration: PrithviPrithvi Shaw is leading the North Mumbai Panthers in the ongoing edition of Mumbai T20 League. Insisting that he tries to give his best, regardless of the level of competition, the 19-year-old India opener said T20 Mumbai League is a great platform for young cricketers in the city to prove their mettle.”I look to play the same way wherever I play. It’s not that I will play quite freely in Mumbai T20 League unlike how I used to play in the IPL. This is also a great platform for me. North Mumbai Panthers. I want to thank Mumbai Cricket Association for giving us a big opportunity. It’s a big opportunity for everyone,” Prithvi added.He added: “I have learnt a lot from the legends. I have to accept challenges wherever I play. Be it, India, U-19, state of T20 Leagues, I have to accept the challenges the same way I do when I play for India.”I look to gain experience wherever I play. In our team, we have Pravin Tambe sir. He is 47 and he is still looking to give his 100 percent. He is still this fit, so I am looking to give 200 percent when I am 19.”Also Read | 2019 World Cup: A test of Virat Kohli’s tactical acumen as series of challenges awaitAlso Read | Kedar Jadhav declared fit for 2019 World Cup, to travel to England with Team India on May 22Also See:last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening day

first_imgPakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed Friday said he expected a “hard” World Cup opener against the West Indies but found solace in Mohammad Amir returning to wicket-taking ways.Pakistan were handed a seven-wicket thrashing by the West Indies after being bowled out for 105 in a dismal display of batting. It was Pakistan’s 11th ODI loss in a row.Pakistan vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Report | Highlights”First of all the start is very crucial here. You know, with the 10:30 start, as I told you before in the last press conference, the start is very crucial for our team. That is why we wanted to bowl first. I think at the start we lost too many wickets. That’s why we didn’t come back into the game,” Sarfaraz said at the post-match press conference.Some of the batsmen were bounced out while the others fell to poor shot selection.Asked to comment on Pakistan’s pathetic batting performance, the captain said: “We expected a hard game but we knew we have what it takes to play and win. But we lost so many wickets up front when we were batting because of those couple of short balls.”However, Pakistan managed to get one positive out of the game and that was pacer Mohammad Amir finally getting among the wickets. In fact, he took all three wickets to fall in the West Indies’ innings.”We definitely bowled well. It was good to have Mohammad Amir back in form, we know what he is capable of and it will be good for us in the coming matches.”advertisementAt the same venue, they face a massive challenge on Monday when they face tournament favourites England. The hosts had blanked Pakistan 4-0 in the ODI series ahead of the World Cup.”First we have to back ourselves and not think too much about what happened today. That match is gone, so inshallah we have the type of players who can win the next match for us,” Sarfaraz added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja horrified after Pakistan’s abject batting showAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Why perennial slow-starters Pakistan should not lose heartAlso See:last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Smith, Coulter-Nile, Starc shine as Australia beat West Indies

first_imgAustralia survived a top-order failure to bounce back spectacularly and beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday to record their second victory of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Australia recovered from 79 for 5 to set West Indies a target of 289 after Steve Smith hit 73 while Nathan Coulter-Nile, at No.8, smashed 60-ball 92. The Australian fightback really started with a 68-run association between Smith and Alex Carey who got out for 45.West Indies would have fancied their chances to chase down 289 given their batting line-up. But Evin Lewis fell to Pat Cummins in the second over of the innings while Chris Gayle used the DRS successfully twice before running out of luck. The umpire failed to notice a no-ball from Mitchell Starc and Gayle was given out LBW off the next ball. Had the umpire called the no-ball, the next delivery would have been a free hit!Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran then added 68 for the 3rd wicket before Pooran was done in by Adam Zampa for 40. Shimron Hetmyer looked good in his composed 21 but his run out pushed West Indies further back.Shai Hope was, however, batting solidly at the other end. He had only the all-rounders to bat with when West Indies skipper Jason Holder walked out with his team in a spot of bother at 149 for 4 in the 28th over. The two were involved in a steadying partnership but Hope became Pat Cummins’ second victim of the day as Australia began to consolidate their position.West Indies were still in the game for a while longer. When Carlos Brathwaite joined Holder at the crease, Windies needed 73 off 11.1 overs. Both men brought West Indies close with a 36-run stand but both men were removed by Mitchell Starc in the 46th over as Australia closed in on their 2nd win of the tournament.advertisementStarc meanwhile picked his 6th five-wicket haul when he dismissed Sheldon Cottrell. He also became the fastest to 150 ODI wickets.Earlier in the day, West Indies won the toss and decided to field. The Windies pacers were immediately in business. Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell were fast and nasty – they took 2 wickets apiece while Carlos Brathwaite pocketed 3. Jason Holder took the 1 other wicket.Australia have rarely endured such a poor start in a World Cup innings. Aaron Finch, David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell fell within the first 8 overs as the Aussies slipped to 38 for 4. Marcus Stoinis looked promising but he fell to Holder.Steve Smith then took charge with Carey and the duo helped Australia wade past choppy waters. Smith was even booed when he raised his bat to celebrate a well-deserved fifty but he was unfazed. After Carey fell, Smith joined forces with Coulter-Nile who made the highest score by a No.8 in World Cups.Smith was removed by Oshane Thomas for 73 in the 45th over but by then, Australia were on the cusp of a challenging score. The focus was now on Coulter-Nile to see whether he could get to his hundred. But he fell 8 short in search of quick runs for his team.Australia will next take on India at The Oval on June 9 while West Indies play South Afica on June 10 in Southampton.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Tweeple salute Sheldon Cottrell for his magical catchAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle 3rd West Indian to score 1000 World Cup runsAlso Seelast_img read more

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SIOUX CITY MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON (UPDATE)

first_imgUPDATED 730AM 9/14/16A SIOUX CITY MAN IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE IN A WESTSIDE RESIDENCE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.22 YEAR OLD TREVOR WORRELL IS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE ARSON AND 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.CITY FIRE MARSHALL MARK AESOPH SAYS POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO 1408 RUBY STREET FOR A DISTURBANCE AROUND 2:40AM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ARSON.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….WAS INTENTIONALLY SET. ;17WORRELL LIVES AT THE HOME AND FOUR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WERE HOME AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.COURT DOCUMENTS SAY HE CAME HOME INTOXICATED AND WAS UPSET OVER A GATE IN FRONT OF HIS BEDROOM DOOR TO KEEP FAMILY DOGS OUT.HE ALLEGEDLY TAPED A PILLOW TO HIS CLOSET DOOR AND SET IT ON FIRE.HE ALSO ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED HOLES IN A KITCHEN WALL AND DESTROYED OTHER PROPERTY THERE, AND THREATENED TO KILL HIS SISTER.WORRELL IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $25,000 BOND.————————————————————-A SIOUX CITY MAN IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE IN A WESTSIDE RESIDENCE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.22 YEAR OLD TREVOR WORRELL IS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE ARSON AND 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.CITY FIRE MARSHALL MARK AESOPH SAYS POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO 1408 RUBY STREET FOR A DISTURBANCE AROUND 2:40AM:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ARSON.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….WAS INTENTIONALLY SET. ;17AESOPH SAYS FIRE UNITS WERE NOT DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE SINCE THE FIRE WAS OUT AND DAMAGE WAS MINIMAL:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ARSON2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….AT THAT POINT. ;24WORRELL ALLEGEDLY SET THE FIRE IN A BEDROOM OF THE HOME.NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.POLICE INVESTIGATORS SAY WORRELL LIVES AT THE RUBY STREET RESIDENCE AND THERE WERE FOUR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.WORRELL WAS BOOKED INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $5000 BOND.last_img read more

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COUNTY LEADERS SERVE LUNCH TO THANK STAFF

first_imgWOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAID THANK YOU TO COUNTY EMPLOYEES TUESDAY BY SERVING THEM LUNCH AT THE COURTHOUSE.SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN JEREMY TAYLOR SAYS THE BOARD APPRECIATES THE WORK THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES DO EVERY DAY:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TAYLOR.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..THANK YOU. ;10IT ALSO MARKS A CHANGING OF THE GUARD WITH TUESDAY BEING THE FINAL BOARD MEETING FOR LARRY CLAUSEN, JACKIE SMITH AND MARK MONSON:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TAYLOR2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….AS WELL. ;13AND THAT MEETING IS ALSO TAYLOR’S LAST AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY BOARD.HE SAYS HE’S PROUD OF TWO ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN PARTICULAR DURING THAT TIME:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TAYLOR3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….TO THE PEOPLE. ;21THE NEW BOARD WILL ELECT A CHAIRMAN IN JANUARY.MATTHEW UNG IS THE OTHER RETURNING INCUMBENT BESIDES TAYLOR AND IS THE LIKELY FRONT RUNNER TO BECOME THE NEW CHAIRMAN.last_img read more

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SEVERAL APPLICANTS HOPE TO FILL RADIG’S COUNCIL TERM

first_imgThe City Council remains one member short as they go through the annual budget hearings.Former member Keith Radig is now a Woodbury County Supervisor.Many familiar names have applied to fill the remainder of Radig’s term, including former council members Craig Berenstein, John Fitch, Jason Geary and Jim Rixner.Maria Rundquist and Alex Watters, who have previously run for public office, have also applied.So have Jake Jungers and Doug Waples.The deadline to apply for the council vacancy is 4pm Monday.The council will conduct interviews of the candidates and announce their choice on February 27th.last_img read more

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DOWNTOWN MANHOLE COVERS BLOWN OFF BY BLAST (UPDATE)

first_imgSioux City Fire Rescue responded to an underground electrical fire Wednesday night in the downtown area after some manhole covers were sent flying by explosions.Lt. Joe Rodriquez says fire units were sent to 255 5th street around 6:30pm:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MANHOLE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….in that area. :20The explosion and fire caused a power outage of several blocks in the downtown area affecting 40 power customers.Rodriquez says firefighters remained on the scene for two hours while Mid American Energy crews made repairs:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MANHOLE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………we found none. :11A Mid American Energy spokesperson says arcing of wires in an underground vault was the cause of the problem.No injuries were reported.last_img read more

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OMAHA MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED THREAT AGAINST ERNST

first_imgAn Omaha man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats against Senator Joni Ernst in Iowa.Federal court records show 64-year-old Robert William Simet was arrested Friday by FBI agents in Omaha and charged with threatening a U.S. official.An arrest affidavit says employees of a Pacific Junction, Iowa, motorcycle shop told an FBI agent that Simet had been there Wednesday and made threats against Ernst, including that he could kill her.Simet was taken to Council Bluffs for an initial court appearance.Ernst’s office referred questions to U.S. Capitol Police, which said Friday it does not comment on ongoing investigations.last_img read more

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Roundtable Friday: if zombies took over the world…

first_img@CarsonC5John Smith – Wrestlers are the baddest dudes on planet Earth. They would greet a zombie apocalypse as a welcomed distraction from a weight cut.. So why not one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step on a mat? Why not one of the greatest coaches of all-time?Smith would immediately take over as “Rick”. Only he’d do a much better job and would have our team peaking at the right time[1. Like when The Governor sends a truck full of zombies into our prison.] And if you were losing it mentally, he would find the right motivation to get your hand raised a.k.a. keep you alive.Johny Hendricks – Not only is he a two-time national champion wrestler, but also he might be the best fighter in the world[2. He’ll get to prove that vs. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.]. Johny wouldn’t even need a weapon to fend off zombies, his left hand is just as effective as Michonne’s samurai sword[3. Here’s my favorite Johny KO, of John Fitch, who at the time was the No. 1 contender and never been knocked out.]When you consider Johny already likes to kill stuff for fun he’s a can’t miss. Think “Daryl” with a beard.Tony Allen – My affinity for Tony is well documented. By all accounts a superstar in college but has learned to play a role in the NBA. He’ll have no trouble deferring to Smith, his new Coach Sutton. But there’s more to Tony than just “grit & grind”, though. So much of the zombie apocalpyse is a mental battle.And The Grindfather[4. Best twitter avi in existence.] is from the mean streets of Chicago. He laughs at zombies. He admires their hustle. But as OJ Mayo found out, Tony can get angry. When he does, I want him on my side.PistolsboyPrentiss Elliot – I don’t watch zombie shows so I don’t know what kind of weapons you need to destroy zombies but I’m pretty confident that no matter what the question is, Prentiss can answer it with some sort of firearm/knife/sword/rocket launcher/missile. I can see him opening a post-apocalyptic service counter called SharpenedKnife, I would shop there.Steve Mocco – Wrestlers are insane and if there are zombies involved I’m going to be higher on insanity than Jay Bilas is on lengthability (or whatever he’s calling it these days). Plus, he’s massive so he can defeat the zombies in a number of different ways — wrestle them to the ground and wring their necks (do zombies have necks?), sit on them, punch them, borrow one of Prentiss’ weapons and shoot them, maybe even eat them (?).Apocalyptic end to the world? I want this dude on my squad.Alonzo Mayes – I imagine us loading Mayes in the back of Boone’s F-250 under a tarp and sneaking up on a group of zombies. Then I imagine us telling him to get out and run for his life and zombies just coming at him and being slain by the hundreds as he bowls over them like a child’s feet churning up ants on a dirt path.Others considered: Janavor Weatherspoon and Marcus Dove (they remind me of aliens), Scott Baker, Brandon Weeden, and Hunter Mahan (throw/hit balls at zombies?), Barry Sanders and Justin Gilbert (somebody has to run and get food (h/t @jacoblongan)), Marcus Smart, Lucien Antoine, and Jeremy Smith (terrifying specimens), Big Dady and Tony Allen (crazy), and Jimmy Jackson (3X national champ, scary as hell).AmilianNathan Peterson – It wasn’t the toughest decision I’ve ever made picking a Marine Platoon Commander. I will gladly relinquish the leadership role and follow this man’s commands. I get so much with this pick: survival skills, experience with firearms, battle tactics. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet but he was a beast in the trenches. I can’t think of any former OSU athlete who would increase our group’s chances of survival more than Nate.I-Mac – I’m not sure how you can start a zombie survival squad and leave out the Warrior. A 6’8 forward who played like a 7’0 center. McFarlin has to be a 1st-Team All OSU teammate.It doesn’t take skill to kill a zombie, so I don’t need the fastest, strongest or most athletic guy. Give me someone who has the group’s back 100% of the time. Every time I start talking about McFarlin, it takes me back to 2003-2005 and the toughness he brought to the floor every game[6. Unrelated note: Having watched both of them play quite a bit, it’s shocking to me that Le’Bryan is only 1 inch shorter than Ivan.]Andrea Riley – She’s my Glenn. I need someone who can sneak in and out of towns gathering supplies without being seen. This spot almost went to Vic but Andrea gets the nod because of her smaller frame. I’ve heard horror stories from guys I knew on the practice squad who guarded her and didn’t end up on their feet[7. Kyle here, just popping in to say hi!].She’s got the skill and guts to make a dangerous run into a town filled with walkers if it means grabbing medicine, food, a 30-foot jump shot, whatever[8. I feel like I need to apologize to my father, Rick, for not including him on this list. Love you, Dad!].Honorable Mention: Tyler Hatch, solely for comic relief. I imagine watching him beg Andrea to pick up a jar of hair gel on her run while the rest of us request food and medicine.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! OSU walking deadPhoto Attribution: @carsonc5Somebody, I honestly don’t remember who, posed an interesting question on Twitter the other day: if zombies started taking over the world, what three athletes would you want on your side fighting them.The obvious answers are Kevin Garnett (insane), Patrick Willis (have you seen him?), and Marshall Henderson (insane, wily, possibly a zombie himself) but I wanted to narrow it to OSU athletes only.So here we are with our roundtable Friday question: if zombies took over the world, what three OSU athletes or former athletes would you want fighting them with you?First up (as always), the venerable OKC Dave…(there are a few Walking Dead references in here that I don’t get but some of you will).OKC DaveJohn Smith – You need a badass (check) and a good leader (check), plus he’s small so he could get around well in tight spots. I will not tell him to his face that he’s small.Boone Pickens – Sure, all currency has lost its value in a zombie apocalypse. But his presumably easy-to-secure ranch and hunting weapon stockpile would come in very handy. Not to mention his jet…things aren’t working out? Fly to a remote island.Brent Parker – After he dropped the pass in 1988, he disappeared into the wilderness to escape from humanity. He’s been living off the land for the last 25 years, so he’ll teach us how to survive the harsh Oklahoma winters. (I know this isn’t true, but this is fiction so I’m taking some liberties).last_img read more

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