ESPN Predicts Every Game Left On Oklahoma’s Schedule

first_imgOklahoma Sooners team prayer.02 Dec 2000: Quarterback Josh Heupel #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners is at the center of a prayer huddle after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats 27-24 during the Big 12 Championship at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Oklahoma will play for the national championship at the Orange Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr/ALLSPORTOklahoma football is staring down perhaps its biggest test of the regular season. The Sooners head to Dallas for the Red River Showdown with Texas, the only game that OU lost in the regular season last fall.Entering Saturday, Texas is the second-biggest threat to Oklahoma on the year, per ESPN’s Football Power Index. No one has a particularly great chance of beating the Sooners individually, but of course running the table is very hard.FPI gives Oklahoma a 79.8-percent chance to win on Saturday. That is slightly ahead of the Nov. 16 trip to a surprisingly feisty Baylor squad, in which OU is given a 79.2-percent chance.Here is the full rundown for the rest of the season, per FPI: Oct. 12: vs. No. 11 Texas – 79.8-percent chance to winOct. 19: vs. West Virginia – 96.7-percentOct. 26: at Kansas State – 88.2-percentNov. 9: vs. Iowa State – 84.9-percentNov. 16: at No. 22 Baylor – 79.2-percentNov. 23: vs. TCU – 92.3-percentNov. 30: at Oklahoma State: 80.3-percent[Related Article: Todd McShay Gives Honest Evaluation Of Jalen Hurts’ Draft Stock]Of course, one rough Saturday could be all it takes to knock Oklahoma from College Football Playoff discussions. Even with those overwhelming numbers, OU has a 28.4-percent chance to win out.With really impressive teams at Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, OU may need to run the table to really lock in a spot in the four-team Playoff.[ESPN]last_img read more

Low protecting ‘very dangerous’ Gnabry

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low applauded Serge Gnabry’s “very dangerous” performance in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Argentina on Wednesday but added that his choice to remove him was a protective matter.The Bayern Munich winger snatched his nation’s opener inside the opening quarter-hour in Dortmund to make it six goals in his last four games for club and country.Though Kai Havertz added a second, the hosts ultimately surrendered their two-goal lead in the friendly encounter late on, with efforts from Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos ensuring Argentina claimed a draw. Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Germany turn their attention to a Euro 2020 qualifier with Estonia on Sunday and, speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s game, Low indicated that Gnabry was replaced in order to ensure his involvement in that vital match.”We didn’t want Serge Gnabry playing for 90 minutes,” he stated. “He has also played a lot of games lately. He went very fast and covered a lot of ground.”Serge showed up almost everywhere, was always very dangerous and made the Argentine defence insecure in the first half. That’s why it was clear from the outset that we would take him off the pitch after 70 minutes.”We definitely need him in the next games, and the risk was too big for me that he could still injure himself there.”Gnabry’s team-mate Joshua Kimmich wore the armband for his country with Manuel Neuer on the bench and Low offered expansive praise for the 24-year-old’s showing.The defensive midfielder has won 45 caps since his debut in 2016 and is widely tipped to be the future skipper of his nation once goalkeeper Neuer retires.”Jo [Kimmich] has been with us a long time,” Low added. “He fits in with his personality. He’s a role model when it comes to deployment. He is a role model in his whole attitude.”Meanwhile he also has some experience. He can also verbally lead a team on the pitch. He is very good at organisation and gives instructions.”He is also always omnipresent on the pitch. So it was clear to me that Jo was captain today.”last_img read more

Vintage Cocktail Recipes Youve Probably Never Tried

first_img 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without You walk into a bar, what do you order? Maybe a classic such as an Old Fashioned, Margarita, or gin and tonic, an elaborate craft creation, beer and a shot, wine, or something on the rocks, but when’s the last time you dabbled in a vintage cocktail? While many of these drinks are as old as the classics mentioned above, for one reason or another, they’ve fallen out of favor over time.Ever heard of a Widow’s Kiss? This brandy-based cocktail circa the 1890s is “a simple, delicately balanced cocktail that represents a vintage trend for herbal liqueurs and cocktails,” says Jonathan Laurel of West Main Crafting Co., a Lexington, Kentucky cocktail bar resurrecting the tastes and trends of forgotten cocktails (among the classics and crafts). By ordering a Widow’s Kiss — we’ve got the recipe for you below — you’re taking a step back in boozy time.And who doesn’t want to feel like Frank Sinatra or Don Draper while drinking?Test out these vintage cocktails, like the Brandy Crusta, French 75, or Vesper, that might become your new regular when out on the town.Widow’s Kiss Editors’ Recommendations 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make center_img 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master (Recipe from West Main Crafting Co.)History: This cocktail’s first appearance is in George Kappeler’s 1895 book Modern American Drinks, according to Laurel. “Kappeler was well-known during his life in New York, where he tended bar at the Holland House. Kappeler originated many drinks that were later reprinted and thereby became standards. The idea is that the cocktail walks a fine herbaceous line between the Benedictine and Yellow Chartreuse, with the strength and tannin of the apple brandy coming in the back.”Ingredients:2 oz Laird’s 100 Proof Apple Brandy.5 oz Bénédictine.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse2 dashes aromatic bittersMethod: Stir ingredients with ice, serve up in a Nick & Nora glass. Use a brandied cherry to garnish.1934 Zombie(Recipe by Beverage Director Kevin Beary, The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago)History: The boozy subculture of tiki cocktails was born in the early 1900s with one man: Don the Beachcomber. He created the Zombie in 1934 (yes, it’s got so much booze you’ll feel like a braindead skinwalker). Here are 7 more tiki cocktail recipes if you’re feeling tropical.Ingredients:1 oz aged Jamaican rum1 oz aged St. Lucia rum.5 oz overproof Jamaican rum1 oz lime juice.75 oz grapefruit juice.5 oz cinnamon syrup.5 oz falernum.25 oz pomegranate syrup5 dashes absinthe5 dashes Angostura bittersMethod: Combine all ingredients and add about 16 oz of crushed ice. Whip shake and pour into tiki mug. Garnish with grapefruit floret, lime wheel, cinnamon stick, and orchid.French 75(Recipe from Nolet’s Gin)History: This WWI-era Champagne-based cocktail is almost identical to a Tom Collins, but kicks sparkling water to the side for bubbly. Named after a French quick-firing field gun, the French 75 gained its reputation for being strong and boozy, hitting you like its inspirational firearm.Ingredients:1 oz. Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin.5 oz lemon juice.5 oz CointreauChampagneMethod: Pour lemon juice, gin, and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Carefully top with Champagne.Brandy Crusta(Recipe from Xavier Herit, Le Boudoir, Brooklyn Heights)History: Created in New Orleans in the 1850s by the Italian Joseph Santini, the Brandy Crusta was first mixed either at the City Exchange in the French Quarter, or at Santini’s Jewel of the South saloon on Gravier Street in the American Quarter which he opened in 1855, says Xavier Herit of Le Boudoir in Brooklyn. The name refers to the crust of sugar around the rim, and the drink went on to inspire the iconic sidecar.Ingredients: 1.5 oz Cognac.5 oz dry curaçao.5 oz lemon juice.25 oz Maraschino cherry liquor10 dashes Angostura bittersSugar rimLemon peel spiralMethod: Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a port glass with a sugar rim and garnish with a lemon twist in a spiral.Milk Punch(Recipe from Woodford Reserve Bourbon)History: One of the pinnacle cocktails listed in the vintage cocktail bible, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, Milk Punch is a sweet and milky (duh) drink with the first recipe dating to 1711. It was a favorite with Benjamin Franklin and Queen Victoria.Ingredients:1 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon2 cups cream2 cups whole milk.75 cup sifted powdered sugar.5 vanilla bean for flavoringFreshly grated nutmegMethod: In a metal bowl over an ice bath, whisk sugar, cream, milk, and bourbon until nice and frothy. Add vanilla bean and strain through fine mesh strainer into pitcher. Place pitcher in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour stirring occasionally. Pour into a glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.Vesper(Recipe from Gordon’s Gin)History: The world will know it better as James Bond’s first Martini. Created by Ian Fleming in the 1953 007 spy novel Casino Royale, the Vesper is a young, brutish cocktail that vintage cocktail historian Ted Haigh recalls “was doomed with the woman … the misogynistic young Bond’s last words in the book were, ‘The bitch is dead now,’ and he never drank another Vesper.”Ingredients:1.3 oz Gordon’s London Dry Gin.6 oz Ketel One Vodka.3 oz Lillet Blanc (or any other dry vermouth)Lemon peel for garnishMethod: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a long strip of lemon from RPM Steak, Chicago)History: Printed decades before its popular cousin, the Negroni, the vintage Boulevardier appeared during the era of Prohibition and was first penned into the 1927 bar guide, Barflies and Cocktails.Ingredients:2 oz Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond Bourbon1 oz 1970s-era Campari1 oz Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth1 orange peel, for garnishMethod: Add ingredients to a glass beaker or mixing glass; top with ice. Stir until fragrant and blooming, about 15–20 seconds. Strain cocktail into a chilled Nick and Nora glass or other stemmed glassware. Express the orange peel over the cocktail; add to the glass.last_img read more

Niluka Ekanayake sworn in as Governor of the Central Province

Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake was former Consultant Editor of the Subasetha newspaper and served as a journalist for a long period of time. She is a mother of one. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon and family members of Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake participated at the event. (Colombo Gazette) She received his primary education from Kerawalapitiya Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalaya, and received her secondary education from Matale Vijaya Vidyalaya. Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Peradeniya. Niluka Ekanayake was sworn in as the new Governor of the Central Province before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today.The appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the demise of Mrs. Surangani Ellawala. read more

US fines Japan Airlines 300000 over long flight delays

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is fining Japan Airlines $300,000 for delays that trapped passengers on two grounded planes for hours.Under an agreement with the Transportation Department, the airline gets credit for $60,000 spent compensating passengers, and $120,000 will be waived if the airline avoids similar incidents for one year.The department says that after bad weather forced a Jan. 4 flight from Tokyo to New York to land in Chicago, airline staff needed to help passengers off the plane didn’t show up for more than four hours.On May 15, a Tokyo-New York flight diverted to Dulles Airport near Washington, where passengers were stuck on board for five hours because of refuelling and crew members reaching the end of their shift.The airline blamed the delays on weather-related airport congestion.The Associated Press read more