Tom Cleverley is a highly-rated young midfielder who has made giant strides towards establishing himself as a regular for both club and country. The Basingstoke-born youngster rose through Manchester United’s youth system to become interim Reserves captain, and was nominated for the prestigious Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award in 2007/08.
Manchester United has announced that its 2014 Tour, presented by Aon, will take place in the United States. The team will visit a number of destinations in the country as they look to prepare for the 2014/15 season. This will be the team’s first visit to North America following two successful back-to-back tours in 2010 and 2011.
Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said: “I’m delighted to announce that the team will be returning to the USA for our 2014 Tour, presented by Aon. “Since the Club’s last visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown rapidly. NBC reported that this season’s Barclays Premier League opening weekend saw the average viewership rise by 78% from the 2012/13 season*, with Manchester United’s match against Swansea being the most-watched game.”
I was able to chat with Tom about football, his team’s tour in the United States, and which players he looked up to while he was growing up. To listen to the interview click here. You can purchase tickets to the games here in the states HERE!
Last night Captain Morgan played host to a bunch of celebs and athletes at the Epic Nightclub in Minneapolis. It was part the many festivities going on this week’s MLB All-Star Game. On hand were fantastic athletes like Olympic medalist Jennie Finch, 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Frank Thomas and NFL tight end Jermichael Finley.
The guests had a great time trying out some Captain Morgan White Rum cocktails. There were some celebrity guests too in attendance. Bravo Talk Show Host Andy Cohen was there and rapper B.o.B. performed.
Make sure you look out for the new Derek Jeter ad from Jordan Brand tomorrow during the MLB All-Star Game. In the spot, a number of notable individuals tip their hat to the Captain: Rudy Giuliani, Jay-Z, John Lackey, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettite, rapper Action Bronson, skater Eric Kosten, Spike Lee, Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson, Maya Moore, Carmelo Anthony, Tiger Woods and Billy Crystal.
Derek Jeter was the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseball athlete when he was signed in 1999. Other than Michel Jordan, Jeter is the brand’s longest-tenured athlete. With 12 signature cleats, Jeter has the most signature shoes of any Jordan Brand athlete other than Jordan.
On the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, David Beckham predicted Argentina as the winners during the last episode of adidas’ live streamed “The Dugout” series.
Hosted by KICKTV’s Jimmy Conrad and Layla Anna-Lee and streamed live from adidas World Cup headquarters in Rio, the final live featured Beckham giving his thoughts on this year’s tournament, discussing the most exciting players and detailing his storied history in adidas’ Predator cleats, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next week with a new launch.
The Reebok Classic Breakout tipped off at Philadelphia University yesterday on Wednesday, July 10th as over one hundred of the best high school basketball athletes were given the opportunity to play in front of hundreds of Division I college coaches during the NCAA live period.
The Reebok Classic Breakout is unique in that it is the only live period camp that gives any player the opportunity to earn an invitation purely through his performance at the eleven Reebok Classic Open Runs that took place across the country throughout the spring. These players now get the chance to let their game make their name as they compete against some of the more established players that are already ranked in the top 100 and are future All-Americans.
This year Reebok hosted a special Classic Rap roundtable on one of the basketball courts. On hand were Sway Calloway (from MTV and “Sway in the Morning” fame) who moderated an exclusive panel featuring NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal (in the Shaq Attaq IV), Shawn Kemp (in the Kamikaze II Low), and Dominique Wilkins (in the Twilight Zone Pump), along with current players Isaiah Thomas (in the Kamikaze II Low) and Gerald Green (in the Blast). Rounding out the group were friends of the Reebok brand including Jadakiss (in the Question Mid), DJ Drama (in the Blast) and Lil Duval (in the GL 6000).
In front of a large crowd, the group discussed the importance of having events like the Reebok Breakout Camp to help nurture and support the next generation of basketball players and how essential it is to have drive, commitment and resolve to persevere in their passion for the game. The NBA legends and current players also recounted their personal histories and challenges coming up in the industry and offered tips and guidance to the high school athletes on site.
Reebok also took the opportunity to showcase the Shaq Attaq IV model seen on the feet of Shaq and Sway at the event. Originally released in 1994, the Shaq Attaq IV was seen on the feet of dominant big man Shaquille O’Neal during the 1994-1995 season in which he won a scoring title, and appeared in the All-Star Game in Phoenix as well as NBA Finals against Houston. A game changer on the court, the Shaq Attaq IV also made history as the first basketball shoe to ever feature Insta Pump technology.
Twenty years after its initial release, limited pairs of the black/white/blue Shaq Attaq IV are set to hit shelves on Friday, July 25th at key retailers Jimmy Jazz, Shiekh, Villa, Shoe City and Eblens for $140
Shepard Fairey is a recognizable brand. From Andre the Giant Has a Posse stickers to OBEY to the Obama Hope poster, Fairey has carved out a familiar, easily identifiable aesthetic of pop-heavy propaganda couched in geometrically stenciled street art. Fairey’s most recent collaboration was on display in Hollywood last night at the launch party for his newly designed Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle.
The evening started with DJs D-Nice, Z-Trip and DJ Diabetic (aka Mr. Fairey himself) stirring up a crowd that was well-lubricated on free flowing Hennessy cocktails. Guests got to view the new bottle, sample the goods and share the dance floor with celebs like Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran, Ne-Yo, Travis Barker and Tam Walker.
Although Fairey was the man of the hour, the main attraction was this guy named Kendrick Lamar. And when I say main attraction, I really do mean attraction. Given the size of the venue, it’s amazing how many girls were actively looking to get impregnated by the man who earned seven Grammy nominations this past year.
Lamar was the ultimate crowd pleaser, showering the place with his fluid flow and familiar hooks from hits like “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”, and “Poetic Justice.” Everyone in attendance soaked it all in with a smile. From the view of the stage, everyone shared the same expression. Like the entire place was about to eat ice cream. Especially that girl in the pink dress.
Whatever “it” is, Kendrick has it for days. D-Nice, Z-Trip and Shepard Fairey set the stage, but Kendrick Lamar stole the show.
adidas announces today its newest workout training device, FIT SMART, part of the miCoach platform.
FIT SMART measures heart rate, calories, pace, distance and stride rate, all from the user’s wrist. The device provides feedback to athletes of all levels by helping those set goals and encouraging them to commit to long-term fitness regimens. FIT SMART stores up to 10 hours of workout data and syncs via the miCoach Train and Run app on iOS and Android devices, which allows for customized settings and free training plans suited to each athlete.
FIT SMART will retail for $199 when it goes on sale in late August, exclusively in the U.S. at Best Buy locations and BestBuy.com, with availability to follow a few weeks later at adidas.com, adidas Sport Performance stores and other leading retailers.
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On the heels of the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company’s first two releases this spring – Barterhouse and Old Blowhard, Orphan is excited to announce the third addition – Rhetoric. Rhetoric is a beautiful 20-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon that will be progressively aged and released once per year. This will allow whiskey fans to compare differences year over year and see how an extra 12 months in the barrel affects the liquid.
Orphan Barrel was created to locate forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world to share with discerning adult fans. Rhetoric is highly limited and is expected to be highly demanded by adult consumers and whiskey aficionados who dream of choosing the choicest barrels that are aged to perfection.
As with the first two releases, Rhetoric (90 proof, 45% ABV) is hand-bottled in Tullahoma, Tenn., and is expected to begin appearing on select shelves across the country in late June 2014 under strict allocation due to limited supply at a suggested retail price of $85 for a 750 ml bottle.
The Rhetoric whiskey stock was recently found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, Ky. It was distilled in both the New and Old Bernheim distilleries. The whiskey begins with a smoky and leathery nose hinting of ripe apples and tastes of smoked vanilla oak, toasted rye and dried fruit. It carries a long, full finish of cherry blossom and bitter chocolate.