Serie A line-ups

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Juventus v Genoa Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi; Dybala, Ronaldo Genoa: Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Cassata; Agudelo; Pandev, Pinamonti, Kouame Lazio v Torino Lazio: Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Caicedo, Immobile Torino: Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Lyanco; De Silvestri, Baselli, Meitè, Lukic, Laxalt; Zaza, Belotti Udinese v Roma Udinese: Musso; Becao, Troost-Ekong, Samir; Ter Avest, Mandragora, Jajalo, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna Roma: Pau Lopez; Santon, Smalling, Fazio, Kolarov; Mancini, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pastore, Kluivert; Dzeko Sassuolo v Fiorentina Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Peluso; Duncan, Magnanelli, Djuricic; Berardi, Caputo, Boga Fiorentina: Dragowski; Venuti, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Dalbert; Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Sottil, Boateng, Chiesa Check all the official line-ups from this evening’s six Serie A games, including Lazio-Torino, Sampdoria-Lecce and Sassuolo-Fiorentina. They kick off at 20.00 GMT, you can follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG. Cagliari v Bologna Cagliari: Olsen; Faragò, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Nandez, Cigarini, Rog; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Simeone Bologna: Skorupski; Mbaye, Bani, Denswil, Krejci; Dzemaili, Schouten, Soriano; Orsolini, Santander, Sansone Sampdoria v Lecce Sampdoria: Audero; Depaoli, Ferrari, Colley, Murru; Ekdal, Vieira, Barreto, Bertolacci; Bonazzoli, Quagliarella Lecce: Gabriel; Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini, Dell’Orco; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Tabanelli; Shakhov, Lapadula, Falcolast_img read more

Napoli: ‘Not a punitive retreat’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Napoli have released a new statement, insisting “the training retreat was constructive and not punitive,” though players and Carlo Ancelotti don’t seem to agree. The club remains in chaos after the squad rebelled against orders to continue the training retreat at the Castelvolturno ground, known in Italy as a ‘ritiro.’ Napoli announced they would take legal action against the squad, which may well include docking their wages, but a new statement was released this evening. “With reference to the news stories that appeared today and over the last few days referring to the first team training retreat, the club is surprised at the way some media outlets erroneously qualified it as a ‘punitive retreat.’ “President De Laurentiis stated on Radio Kiss Kiss on November 4 in very clear and unequivocal fashion: “This is a constructive retreat and not a punitive one.” “A ritiro, an expression summing up the complex mode of training, destined to help the players rediscover their concentration and necessary motivation ahead of two important and delicate matches.” However, the memo doesn’t seem to have reached Ancelotti – who said in a press conference on Monday that he did not agree with the decision to impose a retreat – and the players, who rebelled. Sky Sport Italia suggested the anger also came from the fact President Aurelio De Laurentiis imposed the decision upon them with no warning or explanation.last_img read more

Pjanic: ‘Enjoying new Juve role’

first_imgMiralem Pjanic believes he can “give my best in this role and I’m enjoying myself” with Juventus, as they host Milan to go back on top. It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. A victory is needed because Inter beat Hellas Verona 2-1 on Saturday, temporarily recapturing the leadership of Serie A. “Inter are doing very well too, so we need a great season if they are to continue like that,” the Bosnian told Sky Sport Italia. “We need to concentrate on ourselves, as if we win tonight, they we’ll be top of the table. We compliment Inter on their campaign, but we have had a very good start to the season and must continue like this, regardless of other results.” Pjanic is in a more central midfield role under Maurizio Sarri. “I’ve already said that I can give my best in this role, I am enjoying myself and hope that continues for as long as possible.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Lecce stun nine-man Cagliari

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Cagliari were 2-0 up and cruising until they self-destructed against Lecce, who extraordinarily salvaged a 2-2 draw in Monday’s rearranged fixture. Click here for a full match report.last_img

Say it with colours

first_imgThe store offers an eye-catching mix of home and fashion accessoriesWhen Gunjan Khaitan Shahabadi and Leena Raizada set up a lifestyle store in garden city, they wanted a space where a woman comes and lets herself go. The Orange Bicycle in Bangalore, a one-stop shop for all things quirky and,The store offers an eye-catching mix of home and fashion accessoriesWhen Gunjan Khaitan Shahabadi and Leena Raizada set up a lifestyle store in garden city, they wanted a space where a woman comes and lets herself go. The Orange Bicycle in Bangalore, a one-stop shop for all things quirky and colourful, fits the bill perfectly. Products by more than 90 designers are piled high on the racks of this lifestyle salon, from tongue-in-cheek fridge magnets and fashion accessories to handmade stationery products. Displayed over 1,900 sq ft of an open-plan layout, once a cozy home in the leafy residential area of Indiranagar, the handpicked offerings are sure to add spunk to listless spaces.Painted tin containers can double as interior accentsWhen Shahabadi, a 34-year-old advertising professional and new mother moved to the Garden City from Kolkata, she joined hands with Raizada to set up shop. The friends scoured social networking sites and connected with acquaintances to form a database of designers that they could source merchandise from. At the opening, they had almost 70 designers from across the country and Anjum Rana, of the label Tribal Truck Art, from Pakistan in their kitty.Take your pick of cushions from colourful silk covers to black and white ones with witty one-liners printed on themWith its lived-in ambience, the store tempts you to spend hours browsing and there is plenty of eye candy on offer. The inventory includes silk pillow covers in neon shades which look like candy wrappers, bright linen cushion covers dressed up in frills, beaded lamps in bright orange and fuchsia. The store also stocks wood and metal accent pieces. Ornamental wooden bottles by Kili, in colours and motifs reminiscent of Punjabi dhabas, will perk up the most staid of interiors. Other colourful options are storage tins by Chumbak sporting tongue-in-cheek caricature images.A watering can shaped like a roosterOne of the best sellers is a rooster-shaped watering can, complete with plumage painted on its wooden body. And if you are teaching your child to read, there is no better way of engaging the young one than picking up some stick-on alphabets from this store.Objects are displayed in a laidback style but not in a disorganised manner. Also, the clever use of colour and wooden flooring invites you to spend hours ambling along the shelves. There are no prohibitive price tags as the range begins from Rs 100 and goes up to Rs 10,000 for paintings. Other charming accessories too are modestly tagged.Bright bottles in wood with playful scribbles”We wanted a colour in the name of the store. Something fresh, tangy and exciting, just like an orange. Also, the word bicycle is intrinsically connected to childhood and the experience of learning to ride one. The idea is to tell customers to come and take a ride with us,” Shahabadi explains the rather unique nomenclature of her pet project.So step into The Orange Bicycle and take your home on a technicolour trip. Hot picksBright ornamental wooden bottles by Kili at Rs 692.Lightweight storage tins by Chumbak begin at Rs 225.Colourful magnets at Rs 100.Calligraphy art by Nikheel on canvas begins at Rs 3,300.advertisementlast_img read more

Men add more colour to their wardrobes, lives

first_imgPretty Picture: An Ashish-Smita Soni shirt for Be: with pink flowersIn the age of the metrosexual, when men are willing to shed machismo and embrace sentiment, the attitude is reflecting in sartorial tastes too. The stuffed shirts with their staid solids, checks and pinstripes are bowing out to colours, frills,Pretty Picture: An Ashish-Smita Soni shirt for Be: with pink flowersIn the age of the metrosexual, when men are willing to shed machismo and embrace sentiment, the attitude is reflecting in sartorial tastes too. The stuffed shirts with their staid solids, checks and pinstripes are bowing out to colours, frills and funk. Office wear and Friday dressing are taking a beating as lounge wear and club wear take centrestage. Men’s wardrobes are beginning to resemble the women’s, with embroidered collars, patchwork pieces and retro prints.Fashion Week 2005 saw designers creating for the bolder, adventurous man. Arjun Khanna’s creations had a lot of dori work on a profusion of colours.Abhishek Gupta went psychedelic and retro with funky T-shirts. While Anamika Khanna’s belted shirts had bold prints and Narendra Kumar Ahmed’s men wore rich prints and bright yellow, Lalit and Sunita Jalan presented a playful collection for “modern intersexual wanderers”.It is not just designers with individualistic palettes who are rooting for change. Even traditional shirt brands are offering men that extra bit of flair in the basic shirt.From florid fun and polka dots to tattoo art and animal prints, all of men’s fancies are being catered to. “Today, men are willing to experiment with colours, textures, prints, silhouettes and embroidery. This was unheard of a few years ago,” says designer Umesh Jivnani, who works with matt sequins, mirrors and stones. Corporate Chic: A shirt from Provogue’s Kaleidoscope collection”Men are tiring of wearing ties and suits,” he adds, claiming that blazers and formal suits are being replaced by trendy, smart shirts for evening wear in most men’s wardrobes. “I did a pop art tattoo line for Tuscan Verve which met with huge success all over India,” says the designer who also functions as creative director for Tuscan Verve.Manish Malhotra, who is pioneering change in menswear much the way he revolutionised Bollywood fashion years ago, first introduced a line of shirts with a generous smattering of flowers, complemented by colourful, contrasting cuffs and collars. Not surprising, when one can spot the man himself sporting sequins on a pinstriped shirt or a brocade patchwork on solids.From the catwalk to store racks, bringing a touch of folkloric florals to the spring-summer collection at Be:-which has outlets across the country-is Delhi-based designer Rohit Bal, whose floral and polka-dotted appliqu shirts have been flying off the racks. Priyadarshini Rao is rejoicing at the freedom to explore. “Men are willing to experiment with cuffs, larger collars and shapes closer to the body. It gives us the freedom to work with different fabrics and cuts,” she says. Her new collection combines raw edge detailing-a relatively unfinished look for the masculine touch-with feminine style provided by floral and paisley motifs.”Our male customers enjoy wearing shirts which stand out and look different,” says Paulomi Dhawan, director, Be:. Making Waves: Tuscan Verve’s bold shirts are for the adventurous menThis season Be: designers like Bal, Rao, Manish Arora, Savio Jon, Abhishek Gupta, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ashish and Smita Soni, Wendell Rodricks, Shantanu & Nikhil and Akbar Shahpurwala have designed unconventional shirts for men. Going by the customers’ response to the new line, Dhawan says the prints-inspired by nature, the 1980s and exotic locales- will continue to set trends.While brands like Zod! and Charagh Din cater to the party preppies, Tuscan Verve managed to keep abreast of the competition by earlier launching a lounge-wear line, Lounge Bohemia, followed by Club Aphrodisia, which with its attitude, bright colours, pop prints and assorted psychedelia was aimed at the more adventurous. Their springsummer 2005 line, I Meets Me, has linens, cottons and blends in summer colours like bubblegum pink, aqua blues and limes in candy stripes and florals with a strong emphasis on cut. Trend MeterPriyadarshini Rao: Hernew collection combinesraw edge detailingwith a touch of floraland paisley motifs.Nikhil and Shantanu:The year ahead will seepaisley prints, Africanmotifs, applique andpatches.Umesh Jivnani: He predictsa line of smartshirts in bright colourswith self-embroideryand floral prints.Lascelle Symons: Thinkpink. Baby pink tobright fuchsia is thecolour to look out for inmen’s shirts.”Our niche market is the rich-daddy kid and the yuppie, and it is growing,” says Sanjeev Wadhwani, managing director, Tuscan Verve. While Wadhwani agrees the brand is doing well mainly in metros and urban markets, the segment, he says, is growing.Another brand that has gone from functional to funky is Provogue with its earlier Metroscape and Casino collections, which comprised bold prints and slinkier silhouettes. Provogue’s latest style statement is Kaleidoscope with its bright linens, graphic prints, added glamour and a distinct retro feel. “Even in smaller cities like Lucknow, Kanpur and Pune the youth have become very fashion conscious,” says Nikhil Chaturvedi, managing director, Provogue.Another youthful but classic line of shirts was launched by model-turned designer Lascelle Symons. “The shirts are embroidered with a vintage architectural design on tapered and contemporary cuts,” he says. And though the shirts come in subtle colours, 26-56 shades of embroidery have been used. This when embroidery on men’s shirt was unheard of earlier.But is the Indian male ready for the colour onslaught and flamboyant shift? At least he is ready to appreciate the change if not accept it completely, says Symons. Wadhwani believes consumers have actually been looking forward to the change. So if style gurus are to be believed, the sparkling embroidered shirts, dual-toned cuffs and patches of brocade are here to stay. Men will be adding a lot more colour to their lives. advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

I am bowling exactly the way I want to: Irfan Pathan

first_imgHaving picked his third five-wicket haul in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season during Baroda’s match against Delhi at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Wednesday, left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan has put his case forward for a slot in the squad for India’s tour to Australia in the best possible manner.With Praveen Kumar ruled out of the Test series Down Under and a perennial question mark over Zaheer Khan’s fitness, Irfan has leapfrogged a few in the pecking order of fast bowlers. But the Baroda pacer is not looking too far ahead.”We play in domestic cricket and hope to play at the international level and that is my dream as well. Playing for India, if it happens, I will be the happiest. But I am only concentrating on playing for Baroda and not thinking of national selection,” Irfan said after the second day’s play.”I am bowling exactly the way I want. If I want to bowl a full ball, swing it, I am being able to. I am happy the way the ball is coming out of my hands,” he said.Explaining his mantra after being in and out of the Indian side, Irfan said he is looking to enjoy his game. “When I came into the Indian team, I was just enjoying the game. So that’s what I am doing now. Today, I was going for wickets. With us one bowler short (Firdaush Bhaja), there was responsibility on me to pick wickets,” he said.last_img read more

Sporty makeover for BMW 3 Series

first_imgThe BMW 3 Series took the Indian entry-point luxury market by storm since its introduction here in 2008. It quickly overtook its German rivals – Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 – to become the bestseller in its segment. But with its German rivals coming back revitalised with new models, it was time for the Bimmer to get into the act again, hence the new 3 Series, which is being exclusively previewed here.Set for a February 2012 launch, the new 3 Series Saloon, codenamed F30, draws heavily from the existing 7 Series (F01) and the 5 Series (F10). The new 3 Series Saloon is sportier and more elegant than its predecessor.Improved proportions, pronounced wheel arches, headlamp units that blend into the double-kidney grille to form a continuous band across the front of the car, and air inlets beneath the headlights visually stretch the width and make the new 3 Series Saloon look low, wide and sporty.This is mirrored in the horizontal design language at the rear and the forward-pressing nose, long bonnet, rising swage lines and large wheels visible from the side. At the same time, the coupe-like profile, distinctive double round headlights, L-shaped rear light units with LED light bars, and the decorative trims chosen for the grille and around the windows give an athletic and yet elegant appearance.The new BMW 3 Series Saloon is 93mm longer than the previous model and 6mm narrower, excluding door mirrors. It also has a 50mm longer wheelbase. This has clear advantages when it comes to internal space. There’s 18mm more feet entry freedom, 15mm more knee room and 8mm more headroom in the rear; the height of the rear door and its opening angle have both been increased to make entry and exit easier. None of this is at the expense of luggage space, which has increased by 20 litres to 480 litres.advertisementBefitting the renowned driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series, the interior control and switchgear layout is totally driver focused. The elegant and dynamic new interior design language, with twisting and merging surfaces arranged in a series of layers, all angle towards the driver. The centre console itself is angled at seven degrees towards the driver.All versions of the new 3 Series Saloon feature Drive Performance Control – it’s a switch that allows the driver to swap between up to four driving modes, varying from sporty to extremely economical. The four modes are ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ (the last is included only in Sport models or with selected optional equipment).What, however, is tragic is that BMW’s famed silky smooth straight six-cylinder engines will be replaced by commonplace four-cylinder motors, which with the help of twin turbochargers would produce similar power levels. The six-cylinder 330i will be replaced in the Indian market by the four-cylinder N20 2.0-litre engine producing 245bhp. A hybrid version may also be on sale – all sacrifices at the altar of emission control. Sadly, a whole legend will bow out with the demise of BMW’s famed sixer.The 3 Series Bimmer is a brilliant car. At present, it is the quickest of all rivals and has handling to match. The new 3, which replaces the existing model, will take the game a notch higher, something its competitors will find hard to match. Prices will be up marginally, so you can expect the ‘Corporate Edition’ to start at around Rs 25 lakh. At that price, the new 3 Series will remain the pick of its segment.last_img read more

Sehwag was singing Kishore’s song during his 219: Raina

first_imgSwashbuckling India opener Virender Sehwag was singing songs of Kishore Kumar during the course of his record 149-ball 219-run knock against the West Indies in the fourth ODI in Indore, his team-mate Suresh Raina said.”He was playing very well with no tension. That day, he was singing some Kishore Kumar songs. He was not feeling any kind of tension,” Raina, who cracked 55 in a 140 run-stand for the third wicket with Sehwag, said while addressing the ‘India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit’ here.Asked whether he too joined him in singing, Raina said “No, I was only on 30 at that time. So, I did not.”Sehwag’s 219 had 25 boundaries and seven sixes as he smashed the West Indian bowlers all over the park to help India post a mammoth 418 for five in 50 overs.In the process, Sehwag overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 not out made against South Africa.Apart Raina, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and BCCI’s selection committee chairman Kris Srikkanth was also present at the Youth Summit.Srikkanth said he was confident about Indian team’s good showing in the upcoming Australia tour.”We are very confident. We are doing well. Most importantly, every member of the team is contributing,” Srikkanth said.Off-spinner Ashwin, the latest name to be related to the deadly ‘carrom ball’, said he actually “practised it since his “gully cricket days”.”My friends and father wanted me to work on it and that’s how it worked,” the lanky spinner, who was declared man-of-the-series in the Test rubber against the West Indies for scoring a century and bagging over 20 wickets, said.advertisementReplying to a query whether he was focusing on batting these days, he said he was working on all aspects of the game.last_img read more