Many sources of inspiration go into the Nike KD VI Bamboo.Durant’s growth entering his fifth year in OKC is symbolized by the largest member of the grass family, which begins to transform after the same amount of time.The ethos of balance, strength, versatility and toughness play to KD and bamboo, with graphics representing both detailing the upper and outsole of the shoe.Look for the Nike KD VI “Bamboo” to launch at select Nike Basketball accounts on September 14th.

Nike KD VI Bamboo

September 14, 2013$130

Nike KD VI Bamboo

Nike KD VI Bamboo

Nike KD VI Bamboo

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Many sources of inspiration go into the Nike KD VI Bamboo.Durant’s growth entering his fifth year in OKC is symbolized by the largest member of the grass family, which begins to transform after the same amount of time.The ethos of balance, strength, versatility and toughness play to KD and bamboo, with graphics representing both detailing the upper and outsole of the shoe.Look for the Nike KD VI “Bamboo” to launch at select Nike Basketball accounts on September 14th.

Nike KD VI Bamboo

September 14, 2013$130

Nike KD VI Bamboo

Nike KD VI Bamboo

Nike KD VI Bamboo

Source: Nike Basketball Facebook Page


Andy Carroll must have thought he’d won the match with his first international goal

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  • Gallery: Tuesday’s international football

Gallery – Tuesday’s international football

A clinically taken first-half strike from Andy Carroll was cancelled out by Asamoah Gyan’s wonderful individual effort as England and Ghana shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 friendly draw at Wembley.

Carroll fired home from 12 yards after Stewart Downing’s questionable control shortly before half-time to score what looked like being the only goal of the game, in a contest where both sides had their fair share of opportunities.

But Gyan showed resilience and determination to find an equaliser in the first minute of injury time, dribbling with the ball around the edge of the area before bursting into the box and finding enough room to curl his shot beyond Joe Hart and into the back of the net.

With an estimated 20,000 Ghana supporters in the ground, the atmosphere around Wembley was loud even before kick-off – and both teams seemed to respond with some enthusiastic attacking forays.

Ghana enjoyed the majority of the early skirmishes, but England missed the best chance of the first half – Ashley Young somehow crashing his shot against the bar from five yards out after Stewart Downing’s clever play had released James Milner into a position to cut the ball across.

The visitors nearly took advantage of that miss, with Hart forced into an acrobatic save to deny Dominic Adiyiah’s header from Sulley Muntari’s pinpoint freekick, not long after Gyan had also squandered a decent opening.

Eventually, however, it was England who made the breakthrough.Carroll, who had been virtually anonymous until that point, profited from Downing’s mis-control inside the box as the ball bobbled perfectly into his path.Despite the attentions of John Mensah, the Liverpool forward rifled his left-foot shot first time between the Sunderland defender’s legs and inside the far post to open his account at international level.

Ghana emerged for the second half with a renewed vigour, instantly threatening Hart in the England goal.John Pantsil was unlucky to see his shot deflect wickedly off a defender and onto the roof of the net, with Johnathan Mensah then failing to adequately direct a great headed opportunity from the resultant corner.

Milner then had Kingson at full stretch with a well-hit 20-yard effort that was turned around the post, before Gyan wasted one of the best chances of the game – firing wildly into the side-netting from five yards after breaking clear of the offside trap.

As the game progressed towards a conclusion both sides made changes – Matthew Jarvis was given an international debut, after Defoe had already replaced Carroll, while Andre Ayew injected some pace in place of Muntari – and things also become a bit heated.Ayew and Milner were both booked for ugly late challenges, after Baines was lucky to avoid punishment earlier in the match for a similar offence.

Asamoah Gyan belatedly found the back of the net

Danny Welbeck – son of Ghanaian parents – was then booed by sections of the crowd as he was handed his Three Lions debut.But minutes later those same fans were nearly given something to cheer as Gyan charged down Hart’s clearance, but fortunately for the Manchester City ‘keeper the ball sailed harmlessly over the bar.

In the 91st minute, however, Gyan would get a just reward for his endeavours all evening, while also making up for some of his wasteful finishing.Seemingly being shepherded away from danger outside the box, the Sunderland forward suddenly burst into the area, cut onto his left side and found a gap between Hart and his far post to equalise with just two minutes remaining.

The Ghanaian crowd were unsurprisingly sent in to raptures, and when the final whistle blew both sides could be proud of their part in an open and eventful international friendly.

Elsewhere, the Republic of Ireland tasted defeat in their own friendly against Ghana’s World Cup vanquishers, Uruguay.

Uncompromising central defender Diego Lugano opened the scoring for the visitors in Dublin, before Shane Long equalised three minutes later from close range.

Serie A duo Edinson Cavani and Abel Hernandez then gave the South Americans a two-goal cushion before the break, after finding some time and space inside the opposition box.

Kevin Fahey scored shortly after half-time from the penalty spot after a Martin Caceres foul to halve the deficit, but Ireland were unable to find another goal over the remainder of the match as they eventually succumbed to a far-from-embarrassing defeat to the World Cup semi-finalists.




Before 2013 could make its exit, Nikes already on the next one, gearing up for 2014s Year of the Horse with a new colorway of the Lunar Force 1.Sans the inclusion of horsehair, homage is paid to the equine via Chinese characters on the lacestay.Smooth black leather hits up the prominent panels, with help from grey sections used to fill in the blanks.Providing pop, turquoise shows up on the Swoosh and outsole, aided by orange and red on the tongue tab.Look for these Lunar Force 1s and the rest of the pack when it drops next month.

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Before 2013 could make its exit, Nikes already on the next one, gearing up for 2014s Year of the Horse with a new colorway of the Lunar Force 1.Sans the inclusion of horsehair, homage is paid to the equine via Chinese characters on the lacestay.Smooth black leather hits up the prominent panels, with help from grey sections used to fill in the blanks.Providing pop, turquoise shows up on the Swoosh and outsole, aided by orange and red on the tongue tab.Look for these Lunar Force 1s and the rest of the pack when it drops next month.

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Source: Hypebeast


Luka Modric has become a focal point of the Tottenham midfield

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Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has confessed he is an admirer of Luka Modric, and he has played down a recent meeting with the agent of Roberto Mancini.

Marotta sparked speculation over a summer move by Juventus for Manchester City boss Mancini, after he met with agent Giorgio De Giorgis.Juve are currently seventh in Serie A under Luigi Del Neri, and it was reported that The Old Lady were considering a move for former Inter coach Mancini.

However, Marotta insists everything was above board, commenting to Sky Sports Italia: “I met Giorgio De Giorgis, but we just chatted about football in general.

“Even about Roberto Mancini? No, Mancini has a contract with City and we talked with De Giorgis about players.”

Those conversations are likely to have included Tottenham schemer Modric, among others, with Marotta admitting the Croatian is a player admired by Juventus.

“[Stephan] Lichtsteiner? We like him,” Marotta told Corriere dello Sport. “Modric? He’s an interesting footballer but we are following many players.

“Neymar and [Carlos] Tevez? They are two great players that everyone wants, including Juventus, but we must consider the economic aspects.On Neymar there is a strong interest of Chelsea.”

Spurs go into Wednesday’s clash with Arsenal knowing they must win to put pressure on Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification.Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes recently admitted he fears Modric will leave if the club cannot offer top-level European competition next season.

“It’s important we qualify for the Champions League again because we know it won’t be easy to keep players like [Gareth] Bale and Modric,” Gomes said.”But the club thinks big and wants to keep the best.Spurs will do their best to keep them.”



Merging a rugged exterior with a sleek outlook, the Nike LunarTerra Arktos manages to achieve formidable form and function, this time in the Metallic Dark Grey colorway.Similar to the options to come before it, the upper finds solidarity in the use of one color to set the tone over the change-up of materials, while white serves as an accent color, also showing up on the midsole.Filed under the category of being a boot, the Arktos carves a niche for itself with the inclusion of an inner bootie and its lightweight construction.Set to find its feet on January 19, you can hit up Nike Sportswear then to grab a pair for yourself for $190.

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