PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has resisted an offer from Tottenham.Rabiot has told Tottenham he won’t be coming – regardless of their offer.The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder isn’t interested in moving to London, Le 10 Sport reports.The 23-year-old is out of contract at PSG this summer but with Barcelona and Manchester City reported to be interested he won’t consider Spurs.Liverpool are also monitoring the situation but are well catered for in midfield. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham set to help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadiniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham can help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadini.The Mirror says Sampdoria need to off-load a couple of players before they can afford to end Gabbiadini’s St Mary’s nightmare with a loan for the rest of the season.They will then have an obligation to buy the Italian International, 27, for £10 million in the summer but a deal would depend on Grégoire Defrel, on-loan from Roma, moving on.The Hammers are keen on the French hit man who has scored seven goals this season along with Fulham who are looking for goals to avoid the drop as well as Watford.But they may have to offload some fringe players themselves before being able to push through a deal for Defrel who is keen on a move to the Premier League.
Bayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikelyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s ready to cut ties with Barcelona.Currently on-loan at Bayern, Coutinho says staying long-term in Munich is an option.He stated: “Stay longer in Bayern? Nobody can predict what will happen next year. It depends on many factors. “All I can say is that this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, I want to play a good season. “And then we’ll see where that leads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Denis Irwin says Sir Alex Ferguson could handle today’s football.Irwin, a left-back under Ferguson for half of his reign, believes his old manager is still up to task.“You’ve got to be able to handle the pressure of playing for Manchester United as a player, and as a manager you’ve got to handle all these players differently,” Irwin told Sporting Life.“They’re almost like rock stars these days. But Sir Alex would be fine, he’d be brilliant.“People always ask me about all the old players and would they be able to play in this modern day, but all the great players could play in today’s era.“A lot of the guys I played with, but even before my time with the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton, they’d be brilliant in today’s football.”Sir Alex, although he was an old fashioned manager in some ways he was also a forward-thinking manager.“He brought all the sports science guys in and always surrounded himself with great coaches, so he was before his time and he’d be a fantastic manager now.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England placeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Tammy Abraham should push to replace Tottenham ace Harry Kane as England’s No9.The in-form 22-year-old, who has scored seven goals in seven games for Frank Lampard’s side, was named in the England squad on Thursday for the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.”As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.”He has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment.”He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now can you make that place yours?”The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and when you go with England show that you can do it on that level as well.”
Menez career tribute to Real Madrid striker Benzemaby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeremy Menez has paid tribute to Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.Now with Paris FC, Menez helped France win the U17 World Cup alongside Benzema in 2004.He told Foot Mercato: “Of course, we can only admire his career. “With 10 years at Real Madrid, very few players have done it. In spite of all that could be said about him, what was put in his mouth, he is still there, he works and he closes the mouths of people. At some point everyone makes their career. “He was probably a more hard worker than us and he got what he deserves, that’s all.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Lyon Women has confirmed that coach Reynald Pedros has left the club follow a trophy-laden two seasons at the helm, including consecutive Champions League triumphs.The former France international, who won five major honours in total including a treble in his second and final campaign, is said to have departed by “mutual agreement”.Pedros, who took charge in 2017, took the club to a league and European double in his maiden season, before repeating the feat with the addition of the Coupe de France. 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? The one-time European Championship semi-finalist was named FIFA’s Women Coach of the Year for his efforts in 2018.With little else to achieve however, both Pedros and Lyon “felt that it was necessary to change the technical organization in order to stimulate a new dynamic,” the latter confirmed in an official statement .“Olympique Lyonnais and its President Jean-Michel Aulas thank Reynald Pedros for his investment and the quality of his work throughout these two seasons of total collaboration that allowed the club, its women’s team and the players to win five new trophies.“Jean-Michel Aulas wishes Reynald Pedros great success for the rest of his career and will keep fond memories of their collaboration.“[It] was marked by a great openness between both sides and culminated with a Treble winning 2018/19 season that helped the development of women’s football in France.”Since his arrival, Pedros has helped to further Lyon’s domination of the women’s game in Europe, with the club having competed in eight Champions League finals since 2010, winning six.They have also been Division 1 Feminine winners in every season since 2006-07, and have counted several of the world’s greatest players among their ranks, including incumbent Ballon d’Or Feminin holder Ada Hegerberg.14 of their players are on duty alone at the current World Cup in France, though England’s Izzy Christiansen is one player from the club who didn’t make the cut for the tournament.Lyon will now begin their search for a new head coach as they look to extend their domestic dominance of the game across the continent and defend their titles.
Sadio Mane is “a complete player”, according to Liverpool team-mate Fabinho, with the Senegalese forward someone who “always makes a difference” for the Reds.Jurgen Klopp boasts a wealth of attacking talent within his ranks at Anfield.Mohamed Salah has been a talismanic presence across two seasons on Merseyside, while Roberto Firmino can always be relied upon to contribute hard work and a healthy goal return. 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? Mane is the third member of a fearsome front line, with the 27-year-old having become a superstar in his own right.He claimed a share of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018-19 with 22 efforts to his name, and found the target 26 times across all competitions – a new personal best.His value to the cause is not lost on his manager or those around him, with Fabinho among those recognising that the former Southampton man has become a key component for the Reds.The Brazilian midfielder told Liverpool’s official website: “Sadio Mane is a genuinely impressive player, he’s tireless, playing in every game with such high levels of intensity and concentration.“His technical ability goes without saying, he always makes a difference for us.“He’s a complete player – he gives you the option of a short pass or a long ball, he contributes to the build-up and creation of play as well. He’s a great player in amazing form, which is really important for his confidence.“Off the pitch I chat with him quite a bit as we both speak French, my French is still better than my English. He’s a great lad. Sadio has been a really important player for us this season.”Fabinho and Mane ended the 2018-19 campaign as Champions League winners, as Liverpool secured a sixth European Cup triumph in their history.They also pushed Manchester City close in the Premier League title race, with Fabinho considering a debut season in England that started slowly for him to have been a notable success.He said when reflecting on his experiences since completing a big-money move from Monaco in the summer of 2018: “Overall I think my first season at Liverpool was good.“In my first season I knew there would be a learning and settling-in period. I went through this.“It didn’t last that long but I remember it wasn’t easy starting afresh, I was left out for a few matches.“Even though I was telling myself that I needed to work hard and be patient, it’s not easy being out of the team. But that’s in the past now, I started playing more.“The more you play, the more you can enjoy your football. I think I became an important part of the team, I gave the manager another option he could depend upon. So I think it was a really good season.”Liverpool’s squad are now taking in a well-earned break, but have learned that they will be opening the 2019-20 Premier League season with a home date against newly-promoted Norwich on August 9. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Chivas announced a blockbuster move Monday, signing veteran forward Oribe Peralta from rival Club America.Peralta is one of the most experienced players in Liga MX, with more than a decade in the Mexican first division. Peralta has scored 165 in 508 games since making his debut for Monarcas Morelia in the 2003 Clausura.The forward scored 25 goals for Mexico and took part in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, announcing his international retirement after Russia. He also helped Mexico win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics as one of three over-aged players. 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? Peralta has won Liga MX twice with Santos Laguna and twice more with Club America, but has seen his minutes dip in recent years. He wasn’t able to find the back of the net for America in the 2019 Clausura after scoring five goals in the Apertura. “After more than five years wearing the Azulcrema shirt, Club America announces the departure of our player, Oribe Peralta Morones. During this time, Oribe was part of the team that obtained Liga MX titles in the Apertura 2014 and Apertura 2018 tournaments as well as the Clausura 2019 Copa MX,” read a statement released by Club America.”On the international stage, Oribe obtained Concacaf Champions League titles in the 2015 and 2016 editions.”The team recognizes and thanks his commitment and professionalism during this years and wishes him luck in his new sporting project, now with Club Deportivo Guadalajara. The change was produced because of a request from the player regarding contractual themes the Guadalajara side made for him to continue his career as a professional player.”Reports indicate the 35-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract with the Rojiblancos. The Guadalajara side, which signs only Mexican players, will hope Peralta is able to recover his scoring form after a handful of disappointing campaigns with Las Aguilas.America also has signed forwards like Roger Martinez and Nicolas Castillo to bolster an attack that has been the club’s weak point in the last several seasons. Even as America won the 2018 Apertura, it was led in scoring by center back Bruno Valdez.🇫🇷 El Rebaño te da la bienvenida a tu nueva casa… ¡Hola, @OribePeralta! 👋🐐 pic.twitter.com/UBWSJzm5OJ— CHIVAS (@Chivas) June 17, 2019In addition to signing Peralta, Chivas brought center back Oswaldo Alanis back from Real Oviedo this summer and have been linked with a number of other Liga MX players.The historic club is in danger of relegation this season, starting the Apertura in the penultimate position in the league’s relegation table which takes team’s last six tournaments into account. While Chivas likely could buy its place in the first division back, as the previous two clubs to be sent down have done, manager Tomas Boy and the club’s directors are committed to making sure the team stays up based on its sporting merits.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: Fans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Two Texas football players had something else to celebrate yesterday besides the birth of America. They survived a scary car cash.Texas defensive backs Kris Boyd and B.J. Foster were involved in a car accident on July 4. Fortunately, both guys are doing just fine.The accident could have been a lot worse. Boyd shared photos of the car after the wreck and it is pretty messed up.“Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed!” Boyd tweeted. “We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.”Our angels had they hands over us today @nofear_2 Got rear ended and smashed! We’re doing a lot better. Thank you to those who reached out. Could’ve been gone but we here.???? pic.twitter.com/2TuHaMyZLS— kris boyd™ (@kris23db) July 5, 2018If their car almost got sandwiched like Boyd says, the pair are very, very lucky.Boyd was one of Texas’ top defensive players as a junior in 2017. He posted 57 tackles, a team-high 15 pass breakups and two interceptions, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors in the process.Foster, meanwhile, was a five-star prospect in the 2018 class and Texas’ second-highest ranked signee. He’s expected to contribute early for the Longhorns.Thankfully both guys are just fine after this scary incident.
DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of college football’s best rivalries is being played this afternoon as the Oklahoma Sooners meet the Texas Longhorns. The Red River Rivalry never fails to deliver – even when one program enters as a heavy favorite.Oklahoma entered as the favorite in this contest, though the Longhorns brought plenty of swagger and a “home-field” advantage into the game as well.Today’s game, kicking off from Dallas, has lived up to the hype. Oklahoma jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but Texas has taken over, outscoring the Sooners 24-3 since Oklahoma’s opening score.The Longhorns currently lead 24-10 with just over five minutes left in the first half.HOOK ‘EM HORNS! #BeatOU pic.twitter.com/OAnfBbx05F— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) October 6, 2018Texas’ defense has been the story of the game, containing dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray. The crowd has also aided in the Longhorns’ pursuit of an upset as the home fans rain down noise every time Murray touches the ball.Can the Longhorns pull off the upset? Or will Oklahoma’s explosive offense finally find its footing?Tune into FOX to find out.
MORGANTOWN, WV – SEPTEMBER 03: General view as seat cushions await fans before the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Missouri Tigers at Milan Puskar Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)While several high school recruits choosing where they’ll play college football, one intriguing prospect just had a change of heart. Unfortunately for West Virginia, that means losing a three-star wideout.Deshon Stoudemire was set to join the Mountaineers for the 2019 season, but suddenly decided to decommit from the Big-12 powerhouse. He won’t choose another program immediately, as he’ll reopen his recruitment.The talented receiver announced this decision on Twitter, saying “I appreciate the coaching staff at WVU for offering and accepting me into their fold but I need more time to find my home for the next 4-5 years.”Here is the post:? DECOMMITTED⚠️ pic.twitter.com/7ejEVI3c0w— UnoDaShow‼️ (@D1deshon) November 30, 2018Stoudemire is considered the No. 192 wide receiver in his class, per 247Sports.Auburn, Ohio State, Louisville and Michigan State were on his list during his recruitment, and possibly could land his final commitment.Fortunately for the Mountaineers, they still have four-star Isaiah Hazel and Winston Wright to bolster their receiving corps.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)After blowing a lead to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and being upset by Texas in the Sugar Bowl, it’s safe to say the Georgia Bulldogs were not pleased with how the 2018 campaign ended.Heading into the 2019 season, ESPN believes its identified Georgia’s biggest issue as the team tries to rebound.According to ESPN writer Alex Scarborough, the Bulldogs will need to work quickly to identify replacements for four top skill position players who left early for the 2019 NFL draft.Underclassmen Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman, Isaac Nauta, and Elijah Holyfield have all declared for the NFL draft. As a result, Georgia will go into 2019 without its second leading rusher and top three receivers.Having quarterback Jake Fromm back for another season is great, but what about the cast of characters surrounding him? Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney left for Tennessee, and two of his top wideouts, Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman, have declared for the NFL draft. So did tight end Isaac Nauta and running back Elijah Holyfield. The only good news is that other than center Lamont Gaillard, everyone on the line should be back.Ridley, Hardman, and Nauta combined for 1,532 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns on 108 total receptions – roughly half of the team’s aerial offense.Holyfield split carries with sophomore D’Andre Swift, and averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 1,018 yards on the season.While the Bulldogs have already received letters of intent from several top skill position players in the country, it looks like Kirby Smart’s team will be a little short on experience next year.[ESPN]
MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIsBrief 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). MS Dhoni hit his 216th six for India in one-day internationals to become India’s leading six-hitter in the format.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 21:24 IST India vs Australia 1st ODI: MS Dhoni hit his 216th ODI six for India in Hyderabad. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni has now hit the most number of sixes in ODIs for IndiaDhoni is fourth on the overall list of most ODI sixesDhoni is fourth on the list of most sixes in international career as wellBrief 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).MS Dhoni, on Saturday, became the most profilic six-hitter for India in one-day internationals as he hit his 216th six for India in the first ODI against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Prior to the match, Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were both tied with 215 sixes but Dhoni overtook the latter to register most sixes.The milestone six came for Dhoni off Nathan Coulter-Nile as the former captain tonked the quick over long on, courtesy the strong bottom-hand grip of his.Dhoni now leads the list of most sixes for India in ODIs that consists of massive names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA LIVE SCORE, 1ST ODIWhile Dhoni leads the list with 216 sixes, Rohit Sharma is a close second with 215. Third on the list is Tendulkar with 195 sixes to his name while Ganguly (189), Yuvraj Singh (153) and Sehwag (131) complete the top six.Apart from a list full of Indians, Dhoni also overtook Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya after registering the 353rd six of his career. Before his six in the first ODI, Dhoni and Jayasuriya were tied at fourth spot in the list of most sixes in international cricket.Chris Gayle leads that list with over 500 sixes while Shahid Afridi (476) and Brendon McCullum (398) make the top three.Dhoni is also fourth on the list on most ODI sixes in career, a list that is led by Shahid Afridi.advertisementIndian bowlers put up a solid show in Hyderabad as they restricted Australia to 236/7 in 50 overs. In reply, India had Shikhar Dhawan fall for a duck but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli struck a 76-run stand to stabilise the innings before Kohli fell for 44. Rohit (37) and Rayudu (13) soon followed suit, leaving Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav with the job in the middle.Dhoni got off to a slow start in the innings but took control towards the end, as he and Jadhav began taking the game away from Australia once again.In the end, a brilliant 81 not out from Jadhav meant India were on course to the win. Dhoni finished the match in style with two boundaries.Also Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperFor 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 MS DhoniFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 1st ODI
Asian News International ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 13:39 IST World Cup 2019: Australia meet England in a much-anticipated semi-final on Thursday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia face England in the 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2019 in BirminghamNathan Lyon has said Australia have nothing to lose in the semi-finalThe off-spinner also said it will be a test of character for Australia vs EnglandAs Australia get ready to take on England in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-final, spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it’s England’s World Cup to lose, adding that Australia will look to have fun as the side will enter the match as underdogs.”They (England) are full of world-class players. They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now. They should be going into this World Cup as favourites. It’s all on them. It’s their World Cup to lose if you ask me. We have got nothing to lose, only got stuff to gain,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Lyon, as saying.”That’s the exciting thing about it. We are going to go out there, we are going to compete, we are going to have fun, we are going to have a smile on our face, we are going to try and improve,” he added.Australia were defeated at the hands of South Africa by ten runs and as a result, the team finished at the second spot in the tournament standings with 14 points from nine matches.India defeated Sri Lanka on Saturday and as a result, the Men in Blue finished at the top spot and will face New Zealand in the semi-finals.England semi-final test of character for Australia: LyonLyon said that the semi-final match against England will be a true test of character for the team, adding that playing against the number one team will be a massive challenge.”Yes, it is going to be a test of character. We are playing against the world’s No. 1 team. They are favourites to win the World Cup. So it’s going to be a massive challenge. Playing against England in England in a semi-final doesn’t get much better,” Lyon said.advertisement”Every time you play against England, you want to compete hard against them and try and come out on the top. Obviously, their side is full of absolute superstars, and we are definitely going in as underdogs,” he added.In the match between Australia and South Africa, the latter won the toss and opted to bat first. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored a century to allow Proteas to post a challenging score of 325/6 in fifty overs.Australia’s opener David Warner played a knock of 122 runs, but he was not able to take his team over the line as Australia suffered a 10-run defeat.The Down Under team will take on England in the semi-final on July 11.Also Read | Doesn’t get bigger than England vs Australia semi-final, says Aaron FinchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow England VS AustraliaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Nathan LyonFollow Australia cricket teamFollow Edgbaston It is England’s World Cup to lose: Australia start mind games ahead of big semi-finalICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England take on Australia in the 2nd semi-final of World Cup in Birmingham on Thursday. Aaron Finch’s men lost an opportunity to top the table after losing to South Africa in the last group-stage match on Saturday.advertisement Next
The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable 1. Flint and Tinder 2. Flint and Tinder 3. Flint and Tinder mens KS1 4. Flint and Tinder womens heritage Here at The Manual there’s nothing more we love than a good made in America story, and while we’ve covered a fair share of them already, we’re pretty sure none quite entertains and inspires like Flint and Tinder.One of the fastest growing companies in the fashion industry, New York City-based Flint and Tinder (the name being a twist on the proverbial firestarter) was founded in 2012 by Jake Bronstein, whose colorful background includes being a former MTV “Road Rules” contestant, editor at FHM magazine and toy inventor. (Remember Buckyballs, the irritatingly perfect desk toy magnet? Yup, that was his.)Seeing the business scale up in Asia, however, inspired Bronstein to do something more to support the American economy. He also wanted to be in the business of fashion for guys, so in April 2012 Bronstein decided to test an idea for 100% domestically sourced and produced premium underwear on Kickstarter. The drive resulted in close to $300,000 worth of pre-purchased underwear, even setting a new record for Kickstarter. A second Kickstarter drive to create the ultimate hoodie racked up $1 million in sales, and for its third Kickstarter drive, Flint and Tinder set out to make 1,000 virtually indestructible braided, triple high density waxed canvas laces tipped in aluminum, only to be inundated by an order for 40,000 instead.Yet such has been the breakneck pace of growth for the company, which reportedly has tony investors such as Zappos’s chief Tony Hsieh on board. Since launching underwear less than two years ago, the company now offers 100% domestic made handsome denim, sweatshirts, pants, tees, socks, belts and bags, all at surprisingly affordable prices. Plus the company is hiring, not only beefing up its infrastructure with planners and buyers from some of the world’s best companies, but also with local talent: last December Flint and Tinder won a $100,000 grant from the state to channel into local job creation.Things are heating up, to say the least. This Valentine’s Day Flint and Tinder will formally make its push into womenswear, tweaking its bestselling men’s underwear for women, because, as Bronstein puts it, “women shouldn’t have to suffer for fashion” or pilfer from the other sex. The company is also gearing up for an expansion into custom-made offerings, a move designed to take full advantage of local manufacturing resources and shorten the traditional supply chain in the apparel business by servicing the consumer directly, down to the tiniest detail.That and a transition to offer what the industry calls a “never-out-of-stock” program with year-round offerings by the end of the year should be sweet music to fans (currently Flint and Tinder still produces limited runs of everything, so readers, you’re well-advised to buy now than later.) “It’s everything you want,” Bronstein says. “It’s gonna fit the same as the last item. You know what your sizing is. The clothes you’re gonna see are going to be different from 30 days ago, but designed with the same eye, same quality, all that kind of stuff.” 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other
The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market 1. Askov Finlayson 2. Askov Finlayson 3. Askov Finlayson 4. Askov Finlayson 5. Askov Finlayson 6. Askov Finlayson 7. Askov Finlayson 8. Askov Finlayson 9. Askov Finlayson Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor Men’s apparel brand Askov Finlayson is celebrating the opening of their new flagship location at their home base of Minneapolis, Minnesota.The new space–located adjacent to their current home–offers double the square footage, all the proof needed to showcase AF’s tremendous growth over the past four years. Alongside their expanded collection of products, they also offers an assortment of local, American, and global brands.RELATED: SHRINE CO’S BAGS ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR FOOTWEAR ENTHUSIASTS“It’s exciting to see the brand come to life as a physical environment,” says Eric Dayton, who co-founded AF with his brother, Andrew, in 2011. “Everything from the color of the millwork to the small brass detailing in the floor looks and feels like us. We’ll be creating a coffee and sandwich shop in the old space that will open this fall, and the courtyard will provide cafe seating during the day. And then we’re retrofitting an old Airstream trailer that will go into the back of the outdoor area next spring. In the evenings, the trailer’s hatch will pop open and the courtyard will transform into a beer garden. I love the blending of the indoor and outdoor spaces and it will be fun to see the way the café, beer garden, and store all interact together.”Additionally, the store will feature Warby Parker at Askov Finlayson (their first retail presence in Minnesota), a 250-square-foot showroom offering the brand’s full collection of frames.“I met the Warby Parker founders through a mutual friend when they were MBA students at Wharton and I was at Stanford Business School,” says Dayton. “We had talked about a Minneapolis partnership early on, but Askov Finlayson’s previous space was too small for any kind of shop-in-shop. [Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO] Neil Blumenthal brought the idea back up about a year ago, just as we were considering expanding. The timing was perfect and Warby Parker fits beautifully into the new store.”In addition to the new store, AF also recently introduced shorts and swim trunks. “Manual readers will love the cadet/navy two-tone color combination; it’s my favorite. I’m also really excited about the new colors that Frost River did just for our store. They’ve become famous for making all their products in only one color: field tan. And so for the first time their great bags are available through us in navy blue, forest green, and a really nice medium grey.”Be sure to check out Askov Finlayson’s new flagship store at 204 North 1st Street in Minneapolis or shop online here. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall
What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Photo by Marisa Morton on UnsplashPull up any calendar on the internet and you’ll be inundated with holidays for foods and drinks (we’ve covered most of them—we’re not above celebrating a made-up holiday if it gives us an excuse to eat or drink something on a given day). That’s why it surprised us to learn that an upcoming holiday, National Donut Day (yes, spelled as such and not ‘doughnut’) is actually rooted in history.National Donut Day—an ode to our favorite sweet and round breakfast item that is celebrated on the first Friday of June every year—was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army in Chicago as a way to honor the Salvation Army Donut Lassies (sometimes also referred to as the Donut Girls) who served up circular goodness to soldiers on the front lines of World War I.According to the Salvation Army of Indiana, the Donut Lassies were started in 1917 when:Helen Purviance, an ensign in the Salvation Army, was sent to France to work with the American First Division. Putting her Hoosier ingenuity to work, she and a fellow officer, Ensign Margaret Sheldon, patted the first dough into shape by hand, but soon employed an ordinary wine bottle as a rolling pin.Wikimedia CommonsOn their first day, the women made and served 150 donuts to eager doughboys. The next day, they doubled the amount, eventually serving between 2,500 and 9,000 treats per day. Other Lassies took up the cause, serving donuts elsewhere along the front lines. The donuts offered a small comfort to the soldiers—a comfort that continues through to this day.(Yeah, we were surprised, too. We thought this was just dreamed up by Big Donut, but no.We have to admit, too, that this is more surprising than the historical roots of National Waffle Day.)Today, the donut is used as a symbol of hope by the Salvation Army and a way to represent the aid the Salvation Army gives to over 23 million people every year.This year, the Salvation Army will engage in a variety of National Donut Day activities across the country, including:With the help of Entenmann’s, The Salvation Army will host 40 “Do Good Donut Parties” across the country, serving free donuts to more than 8,500 veterans.The Salvation Army in Denver, Colorado, in partnership with LaMar’s Donuts, has put on a week-long scavenger hunt leading up to National Donut Day and will use an Emergency Disaster Services canteen, or “Emergency Donut Vehicle,” to deliver free donuts to first responders on the day of, with the help of Donut Lassies.In Los Angeles, The Salvation Army and BakeMark will host the second annual Donut Eating Championship at the iconic Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.Continuing their annual celebration, The Salvation Army in Cincinnati, Ohio, will host an event in Fountain Square where free donuts will be provided by local donut shops.In partnership with Disabled American Veterans, The Salvation Army in Honolulu will serve free donuts to veteran patients at Tripler Army Medical Center.Lastly, both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts will be giving away free donuts all day on June 1 (details for each in their respective links). If you’ve got a local donut place as well, check with them as they might be getting in on the sweet action, too. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Editors’ Recommendations
Editors’ Recommendations Protecting yourself and your physical valuables while traveling is straightforward. However, protecting your digital data — your identity, social media details, and passwords — seems a little less so. Unfortunately, in our ever-connected world, the latter has become far more important. Nowhere are you more vulnerable than while visiting a foreign country. Here are five tips for protecting your virtual self while traveling abroad.Pack an RFID-blocking WalletThis is one of the most straightforward defenses against identity theft while traveling. Many new passports, credit cards, and driver’s licenses rely on embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that readily emit your sensitive electronic data. Savvy thieves can use RFID “skimmers” to sniff out this data, capture it, and use it for nefarious purposes like impersonating you at the border of some foreign country. RFID-blocking wallets work to — wait for it — block those transmissions. For a streamlined solution, the Nite Ize RFID Blocking Tactical Wallet is an affordable bet. For a more substantial alternative that can also hold your passport and boarding passes, the Obstructures Aluminum Passport Wallet will do the trick.Invest in a Good Travel RouterThis isn’t as technical or geeky as it sounds. At home, most anyone with an internet connection uses a router to get online. This physical device serves as a secure intermediary between your connected devices and the outside world. The problem is, that same security doesn’t exist when you’re traveling and connecting to public networks at hotels, airports, and coffee shops. The fix is to invest in a good portable travel router. Devices like Keezel or TP-Link’s AC750 Travel Router are great, affordable solutions that set up in minutes. Most are one-button devices to which you simply connect all your personal devices, then pair the router with any new public network you wish to use while traveling. The process takes less than 30 seconds and your internet surfing will be just as safe abroad as it is at home.Turn on “Find My Phone”Nothing is as potentially catastrophic to your identity as losing your phone. Many users are unaware of the “Find My Phone” feature. For those who are, they often assume it’s turned on by default for every new phone. In most cases, however, it must be manually enabled. For both Android and iOS users, this can be done in the phone’s list of Settings. For Apple users, the feature will send the phone’s location to iCloud whenever the battery is critically low. Android users who’ve activated the feature can test and confirm it’s working by visiting Google’s Find My Device page. Plus, if it becomes clear you’re not getting your phone back, you can remotely wipe the memory from any web browser.Customize Your Lock ScreenThe lock screens for almost every smartphone can be customized not only with fancy wallpaper and animations but a few lines of text as well. Add a contact email or phone number to your phone’s screen so that anyone who finds it knows how to reach you. You’re gambling, of course, that the person who finds your phone won’t use that additional piece of information against you, but we like to think most people are reasonably honest, right?Shield Your Web Browsing with a Privacy ScreenModern web browsers offer plenty of ways to shield your private data, like starring out passwords as you type. But diligent criminals can still surf online sessions over your shoulder to glean your login information. Take your protection one step further with a simple privacy screen. If you’re going to buy a screen protector for your phone or tablet anyway (and you should), opt for one with privacy tinting. This unique film ensures that your phone’s screen is only visible to those looking directly at it. Anyone to the side of you — say, a stranger on an airplane — will see nothing but black. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached