Nike Tennis Classic Ultra PRM QS

The tennis season is in full effect, with the French Open, one of the most prestigious clay tournaments in the tennis circus, just having started. Nike has unveiled two clean and premium versions of its Tennis Classic this week. The Nike Tennis Classic Ultra PRM QS comes in black and white, featuring exotic leather uppers with matching tonal patent leather Swoosh and heel tab, all sitting on a white mid-sole and gum outer sole. You can shop both colorways of the sneaker now from atmos.

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Capital transfer: a cycling trip from London to Amsterdam

Rachel Dixon joins a new green cycle tour from London to Amsterdam – with plenty of interesting and delicious pit stops en route

It felt like we’d been cycling for hours when we stopped for lunch in Epping Forest, on the north-eastern edge of London. After downing a portion of vegan tagine and some homemade cake, I asked how far we’d come. “About 15 miles,” said Simon, the tour leader, cheerfully. Only 15 miles? Gulp. Suddenly the idea of cycling 160 miles from London to Amsterdam over three days seemed rather daunting.

Many people cycling from London to Brighton, Paris or, indeed, Amsterdam, are taking part in a charity challenge. Others, travelling to the continent for a cycling holiday, won’t really start riding until they get there. But with newly-launched Beespoke Tours, things are a bit different: the journey is the holiday. So the pace is relatively slow, with plenty of breaks and time to take in the view. There is a support vehicle to carry the bags. And, crucially, the starting point is in central London and the end point is in central Amsterdam.

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Detroit Red Wings Face Many Questions, Have No Time to Waste in Coaching Search

The Detroit Red Wings face a number of questions in the team’s search for a new head coach for next season.

The first question, of course, is, “Who?” 

After Mike Babcock left for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is plenty of ongoing discussion regarding his replacement in Detroit.

One thing that is not up for discussion, however, is that the Wings need to settle on a coach in a quick, decisive manner.

Although there are still a few head coaches out there without a contract for next season—including Dan Bylsma, Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock (the latter two are still under contract until the end of June)—Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, per James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, intends to do just that, keeping his list of candidates very short.

At the top of that list appears to be Jeff Blashill, former Red Wings assistant coach and current head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate.

Which leads to the question of why.

As in, why hasn’t there been more conversation about the future coaching position in Detroit?

If Holland has already made up his mind to hire Blashill, then it is fine if the team does not announce it, as the Griffins are still in the middle of a playoff run and will open their Western Conference Final series against the Utica Comets on Sunday afternoon. Holland, Blashill and the Red Wings need not be a distraction to the Griffins on the team’s quest to win its second Calder Cup in three seasons.

But if Blashill and Holland do not have an agreement in place, Holland needs to come to a consensus quickly on where he stands with other coaches on his short list.

This is because, despite this supposed “short” list of candidatesand the supposedly short time one might think it would take to interview them—the coaching market is heating up for candidates in terms of other teams finding coaches for next season.

The Red Wings have already watched one of the best coaches in the game in Babcock leave for Toronto and longtime Red Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan sign with the Edmonton Oilers, so the coaches with NHL experience are starting to disappear.

They cannot afford to let more coaches come off of the pending free-agent books without seriously considering to request permission to talk to said coach. Blashill is not the be-all and end-all in Detroit as far as coaches go, and even when one considers how far he’s taken some of the current Red Wings players when they were under him in Grand Rapids, there are still alternate routes available.

Which leads to the final question of when.

When might Holland make an announcement about his update on a search for a new head coach? Holland was fairly open during an interview with TSN’s Darren Dreger in regard to the contract status of Babcock during the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

But will he be that open with his search for a new head coach? 

Probably not.

Hopefully, Holland is doing his due diligence with other coaches and has not just closed the door and penned Jeff Blashill‘s name as his next head coach.

Which leads to the last question of what.

What could be “better” for the Red Wings in terms of head coaches? Blashill wants to be an NHL coach with Detroit, but if there’s someone better out there for the Red Wings, why not go that route instead? And what qualifies as better?

These are questions that Ken Holland and the Red Wings brass will sit down this week and try and answer.

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Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Pakistan and Zimbabwe will play three one-day internationals in quick succession in Lahore following two T20s at the same venue. 

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time:  4 p.m. local (11 a.m. GMT and Noon BST)

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Live stream and TV info: PTV Sports (Pakistan and UAE), Star Sports (India), SuperSport (Zimbabwe)

Weather:  According to AccuWeather.com, it’s going to be a scorcher with temperatures reaching mid-40-degrees Celsius. No chance of rain cooling things down either, so expect plenty of water breaks.

 

Overview:

Cricket has come home to Pakistan and, if the curtain-raising T20 is anything to go by, it’s like it never left. The hosts chased down 173 in the one off T20 on Friday with Mukhtar Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad doing the business with the bat. But one-day internationals are a different kettle of fish, and Pakistan will have to keep their cool in the first ODI against Zimbabwe. 

Zimbabwe are still reeling from their woeful World Cup campaign where they managed just one victory and will need to find something to lift them after yet another defeat in the first T20. The squad will remain the same for the entire whistle-stop tour so adjusting personnel shouldn’t be too much of a worry. Now that the visitors have had a firsthand look at conditions they know what to expect.

Pakistan do, however, hold one massive advantage: the high of playing in front of their home crowd for the first time in six years. The home supporters turned out in their numbers for the T20 and it’s expected to be the same for the one-day matches.

Pakistan have also played international cricket recently, while Zimbabwe have not played a match since the World Cup ended. On paper, the hosts are very much the favourites, but don’t underestimate Zimbabwe who will have a point to prove.

 

Key players

Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad has found some form recently and put in a good effort in the first T20. If he can keep calm and build a platform at the top of the order, Pakistan will be in a good position to either set or chase a big total.

 

Zimbabwe 

Brian Vitori was Zimbabwe’s best bowler in the first T20, and while he does not have much experience, he has showed plenty of promise. If the batsmen fail, like they so often do, it will be up to the bowlers to try and make something of the contest.

 

Squads 

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Sami, Nauman Anwar, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi

 

Zimbabwe: Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Chamu Chibhabha,  Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Roy Kaia, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Richmond Mutumbami, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Elton Chigumbura

Kendall Jenner Flaunts Some Serious Underboob!

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Kendall Jenner is all about her boobs this week!!

On Saturday, Kenny showed off some ample underboobage after making some disparaging comments about her ta tas in an upcoming Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode.

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By the looks of it, the reality star was enjoying her long weekend on a boat with her bikini-clad friends so much that she decided to flaunt her assets for Instagram.

Hmm, maybe Jenner has found a renewed appreciation for her boobies! We’re just glad to see the model looking confident and having a blast with her pals!

Werk it, Kendall!

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