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Exercises To Build Up Your Glutes & Hamstrings


Has your lack of physical activity made you feel a bit weak in the behind? No wonder – the muscles to suffer the most from a sedentary lifestyle are the glutes, which constitute the largest and most powerful muscle group in your body.



This muscle group consists of three major muscles: the glute Maximus, glute medius and glute minimus, and all of them work together to extend, abduct and rotate your hips. Just think of how involved they are in every complex movement you perform, from moving the body in all possible directions to climbing and running.

That makes them incredibly important when it comes to physical health, stability and athletic potential. But when you spend too much time sitting, you glutes can lose their power and efficiency in supporting the spine and stabilizing your pelvis, resulting in an unstable pelvis, decreased leg strength and poor posture.

Furthermore, having untrained and atrophied glutes will give you a hard time during any kind of intense physical activity and increase your risk of injury and back and knee pain.

Then comes the issue of aesthetics, of course – who on earth prides with having a flat, flabby butt that looks squashed in their favorite pair of jeans? Yet, shaping a strong attention-grabbing butt isn’t as hard as you might think. You can sculpt a great backside by performing these exercises a few times per week!

1. Weighted Bridge

A largely underappreciated exercise that isolates the glutes, strengthens the hip flexors and increases core stability.

Lay on your back, bend your knees and position the feet slightly wider than hips width apart and firmly locked on the ground. Place a light dumbbell on each of the hips and lift them by tightening the glutes, thighs, and abs, and explosively thrusting your hips upwards. On the way up, squeeze your buttocks as hard as you can. In the final position, the body should form a flat line between the knees and shoulders. Perform 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.

2. Lunges

The lunge is a total lower body workout that can powerfully tone your legs and backside while also improving the flexibility of the hips.

Start with a straight upper body, legs at hips width apart, shoulders back and chin up. Step forward with one leg, lowering the hips until both knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Make sure the front knee is right above the ankle and the other knee is slightly above the ground. Push back to the starting position and repeat with the other leg. Perform 3 sets with 10-20 repetitions each.

3. Squat Pulse

This is basically an enhanced variant of the regular squat, so performing it will bring those great results even faster.

Stand with feet at hips width apart and arms fully extended out in front. Lower your body down into a squat, keeping the back straight. Hold the position at the bottom and pulse a few inches up and down by raising and lowering the butt. Do 15 pulses, then return in standing position. Perform 3 sets with 15 repetitions each.

4. Donkey Kicks

This exercise works the lower back, core, legs, and bottom.

To perform it, get on all fours on the ground, knees placed below your hips and hands at shoulder width apart. Keeping a 90-degree angle at the knee, lift one leg up until the thigh and knee come in line with the rest of your body and the foot is high up and parallel to the ground. Hold the position for a few moments, keeping the glutes tight, then slowly return to the starting position and repeat the movement with the other leg. Perform 3 sets with 15 reps each.

5. Fire hydrant

Excellent exercise for strengthening both the glutes and the hamstrings.

Start in the same position as for the donkey kick, on all fours with knees at hips width apart and bent at a 90 degrees angle. Keeping the back straight, raise one thigh and bring it close to the chest, then open it outwards, keeping the thigh parallel to the floor. Hold for few moments, then slowly return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg. Perform 3 sets with 15 reps each.


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The 10 Most Legendary Investors Who Have Ever Lived

Just like every other industry of our modern life, the financial sector has its role models and superstars – the kind of success stories that wannabe investors dream of. Since the inception of entrepreneurship, there has been a ton of men and women that have managed to put small amounts of capital into projects that end up ballooning into several times their original investments.




We always want to know how our heroes worked their way up from the bottom. When it comes to investing, we want to know how the biggest players got to where they are now – how we can imitate their techniques to grow our own piles of cash. Sadly, Warren Buffett-level success won’t reach the vast majority of our lives – but that can’t stop us from taking as much inspiration from some of the top investors in history. Here are the ten most legendary investors who have ever graced this planet.


Bill Gross



Famous Quote:
“Finding the best person or the best organization to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make.”

Age: 74, Cofounder of PIMCO
Assets Under Management (AUM): $1.75 trillion

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This heavy-hitter is known as “the King of Bonds” – referring to his wild success in fixed-income investments that has led to him becoming known as one of the best investors of all time. Bill Gross founded a little investment management company called PIMCO, which currently has $1.77 trillion in assets under management (AUM). At one point in time, Mr. Gross was the biggest bond fund manager (by value) at one point in time, and PIMCO actually sunk when he moved to work for Janus Capital Group back in 2014.

Bill Gross is a different kind of big-time investor, and warns would-be capitalists against investing in “zombie corporations” – by putting money into the real economy with corporations that you feel good about both ethically and financially. He also stressed diversification and taking chances that are rooted in exhaustive research, as well as maintaining enough liquid cash on the side.


Peter Lynch



Famous Quote:
“Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.”

Age: 74 , Managed Fidelity Investments
Assets Under Management (AUM): $2.4 trillion

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When it comes to playing it safe, index funds that encapsulate the market as a whole have been very solid investments over the years. For decades, diversified portfolios have been fattening up a lot of people’s retirement funds – thanks to the overall global growth that we’ve witnessed (interrupted by some sporadic recessions). The S&P500 Index has done very well, and only some of the most talented investors around have managed to generate better returns – and you can include Peter Lynch in that list.

Lynch is known mostly from his management of the Fidelity Magellan fund, where he beat the S&P500’s annual growth for 11 of the 13 years that he was there (up until 1990). He consistently achieved more than double the index’s yearly returns and helped lift the organization’s assets from $18 million to $14 billion in value. This legendary investor coined the phrase “invest in what you know” – which I bet you’ve heard before!


Warren Buffett



Famous Quote:
“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”

Age: 87 , CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Assets Under Management (AUM): $702.1 billion

Twitter: @WarrenBuffett (1.4 m followers)


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This is a name that you’ve certainly heard before: Warren Buffett. Across the globe, he is widely known as being the most successful investor in history – mostly because of the small amount of money he started out with (he is currently worth close to $85 billion). Mr. Buffett is referenced constantly in all sorts of financial publications, and investor hopefuls take his advice extremely seriously.

If you open up the front pages of news sites like Business Insider or Forbes, you are likely to see a link with Buffett’s name mentioned – and there is a reason for that. He heads Berkshire Hathaway and literally makes markets move wildly in either direction by just making a simple comment. His students have learned to understand the value of companies by paying attention to earnings conference calls and understanding their balance sheets – as well as only evaluating the price of a share after properly having confidence in the organization.


John “Jack” Bogle



Famous Quote:
“The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for.”

Age: 89 , Founded The Vanguard Group
Assets Under Management (AUM): $5.1 trillion


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This investor is an absolute legend in that he founded a company that is essentially a household institution at this point in time: The Vanguard Group. Most Americans at least recognize this name as a source of low-cost mutual fund investments, but John “Jack” Bogle is known for so much more than that. In fact, Fortune magazine named him as one of the “four investment giants of the 20th century” back in 1999, and his book “Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor” is a widely-read classic that’s highly regarded in the investment community.

Bogle is perhaps most noted for founding the first index mutual fund that was available to the general public – which happened in 1976 when he founded the Vanguard Investment Trust, which would later become the Vanguard 500 Index Fund.


Bill Miller



Famous Quote:
“Value investing means really asking what are the best values, and not assuming that because something looks expensive that it is, or assuming that because a stock is down in price and trades at low multiples that it is a bargain”

Age: 68 , former Chief Investing Officer of Legg Mason Capital Management
Assets Under Management (AUM): $752.3 billion


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One short phrase comes to mind when one thinks of Bill Miller: track record. When it comes to winning streaks, Mr. Miller is one of the most widely-known successes in the investment community. For 15 solid years, between 1991 and 2005, his Legg Mason Value Trust beat the S&P500’s yearly return. Back in 1999, he was named the “Fund Manager of the Decade” by Morningstar.com.

Miller successfully grew his fund from a measly $750 million to over $20 billion (assets under management) up until 2006. Even last year he was cranking out similar success: his Opportunity Trust beat the S&P500 by nearly double at certain points last year. He is considered to be a value investor, but heavily believes that any stock has the potential to be a value stock “if it trades at a discount to its intrinsic value.”



Hui Ka Yan



Famous Quote:
“We should focus investment on youth development.”

Age: 59, Founded Evergrande Real Estate Group
Assets Under Management (AUM): $275 billion




Moving to a more modern investing giant, let’s take a trip to China to focus on one of the richest people in the entire East Asian nation: Hui Ka Yan (Xu Jiayin in Mandarin). Currently worth over $30 billion USD, he is the chairman and largest shareholder of China Evergrande Group – a massively successful Chinese property development that has constructed over 500 projects in 180 Chinese cities.

Hui Ka Yan generated unbelievable profits from both residential and office building projects, and a year ago it boosted its share price by a staggering 469%. He was the richest man in China last year, and in 2017 he was the leader of the 26% overall boost in the mainland’s top 400 fortunes. Now, he has slipped to 3rd place – which still isn’t too shabby at all when you think about it.


Benjamin Graham



Famous Quote:
“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.”

Lived: 1894-1976 , Founded Graham-Newman Partnership
Mostly known for his academic work



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Known as the “Father of Modern Investing,” Benjamin Graham was actually a mentor of Warren Buffett’s. In fact, he is the very investor that is credited with coming up with the concept of “value investing,” which essentially boils down to the idea that we should buy securities that are currently underpriced as to maximize the profit that you can generate when they become fully-realized and profitable organizations.

Graham’s uber-renowned neoclassical investing texts, Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor are historically important in the world of investing – focusing on investor psychology, concentrated diversification, activist investing and minimal debt. Numerous students of Grahams have garnered incredible success, like Buffett, Irving Kahn, Walter J. Schloss and William J. Ruane.


Carl Icahn



Famous Quote:
“In takeovers, the metaphor is war. The secret is reserves. You must have reserves stretched way out ahead. You have to know that you could buy the company and not be stretched.”

Age: 82 , Founder of Icahn Enterprises
Assets Under Management (AUM): $33.3 billion

Twitter: @Carl_C_Icahn (354k followers)



Carl Icahn built his reputation as what’s called a corporate raider – an investor who infiltrates a mismanaged company’s board of directors by purchasing enough shares to get voting power. Successful raiders then use their leverage to rearrange the organization in an attempt to make it profitable, or just strip their assets – which Icahn famously did after his hostile takeover of the American Airline TWA back in the 80s.

Icahn was the 26th richest person on the Forbes 400 last year, not to mention the 5th richest hedge fund manager. He also very briefly worked with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, as a Special Advisor on Regulatory Reform, for a brief stint in 2017. He is currently worth double-digit billions. This legendary corporate raider has his successful fingerprints on conglomerates like Yahoo, Time Warner, and Blockbuster Video too.


Charlie Munger



Famous Quote:
“It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that.”

Age: 94 , Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
Assets Under Management (AUM): $702.1 billion

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Here’s another highly successful investor that was mentored by the “Father of Modern Investing,” Benjamin Graham. His name is Charlie Munger, and he is currently Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway – which is currently the 8th-largest private employer in the United States. The CEO of the organization, Warren Buffett, has often described Munger as his partner.

Apart from Berkshire Hathaway fame, Mr. Munger is held in high regard for his success as chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation – a diversified financial institution that he led from 1984 to 2011. He focuses his strategy on investing in a concentration of high-quality companies with products or services he personally believes in. Charlie is also lauded by the investing community for his philanthropic efforts – having donated hundreds of millions to universities around the country, both public and private institutions.


Geraldine Weiss



Famous Quote:
“Never is there a better time to buy a stock than when a basicallysound company, for whatever reason, temporarily falls out of favor with the investment community.”

Age: 92 , Founder of Investment Quality Trends
Known for academic work

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While it has, indeed, undergone a very positive-trending evolution in recent years, the investing world was traditionally very much a boy’s club – so it’s refreshing to add a woman investing legend to this list. Geraldine Weiss is known as the “Queen of Blue-Chip Dividends”, having invented a quite genius strategy for investing. While Warren Buffett’s focused on his four principles of investing as a checklist for picking stocks, Weiss only focused on one single metric – which would have generated more profit for Buffett had he followed her game plan.

Even more amazing: She used the name G. Weiss for about a decade before revealing she was a woman, due to the initial rejection her work faced.

She focused on simply dividend yield, buying stocks when they are within 10% of their highest dividend yield and unload them when they get within 10% of their lowest. While her beginnings in investing were heavily influenced by Benjamin Graham’s 10-point checklist, she departed with her own technique and really became successful when she embraced her own instincts. Weiss will always be a true investing legend and a role model for women investors back in the day.

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Revealing portrait of Prince George on his fifth birthday

Granny Carole feeds him chips and sweets, he is obsessed with volcanoes and is seeing more and more of grandad Charles

Today Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday on a Caribbean island
In the past year, the family moved back to London and he started school
His nerves on his first day at Thomas’s Battersea, in West London were apparent
George enjoys weekends at Anmer Hall, visits to farm parks and country shows

His pensive little face as he approached the gates of his new school last September, gripping his father’s hand, will have tugged at the heart-strings of every parent.

Since then, it’s a look that has become all too familiar. Rarely is there a royal gathering without the sight of Prince George looking nervously towards the cameras, his anxiety all too evident.

It’s in sharp contrast to the bouncy confidence and mischievous twinkle of little sister Charlotte, who never disappoints snappers with a wave (or even a cheeky comment, as we heard at Prince Louis’s christening last week).



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Prince George attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club, Tetbury


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A photograph taken in London on July 2, 2014, to mark Britain's Prince George's first birthday


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Prince George looks at his sister Princess Charlotte in her pram on the Sandringham Estate


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President Barack Obama, Prince William and First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince George


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George enjoys weekends at Anmer Hall, visits to farm parks and country shows

It is an image of George, however, that friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge insist belies the happy, confident child their firstborn is developing into. Tomorrow, George turns five and will be celebrating his milestone birthday on the Caribbean island of Mustique.


The family left London on Monday and have been joined by grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton, and aunt Pippa and her husband James Matthews, so it will be quite a party.

One day, the third in line to the throne — who wants to be a pilot, just like his adored ‘Papa’ who flew with the East Anglian Air Ambulance — will learn his life choices are somewhat restricted.

For now, his parents are focused on providing him with the close-knit, carefree family life that mum Kate took for granted as she grew up — and that William’s own late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, fought to try to give her two boys.

The past year has been a formative one for George; the family moved back to London from their cloistered life at Anmer Hall, on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and he started school.

His nerves on his first day at Thomas’s Battersea, in West London, were apparent, despite his parents arranging for a discreet, five-strong group of media to capture the moment, as opposed to the hundred-plus assembled to document William’s arrival at prep school at the same age.

The duke admits his own experiences as a young boy — the mass photocalls and what he views as an overwhelming public interest in himself and brother, Harry — had been hard to deal with.

He has made clear that he will be much more cautious with his own children, striking a careful balance between allowing people to share in their growing up, without making the youngsters feel they are constantly in the public eye.

Some have questioned whether William and Kate’s understandable protectiveness of their son, plus their instinctive wariness of the media, may have inadvertently rubbed off on George. But friends insist he is no different from other young children. ‘Just because he reacts more cautiously than Charlotte when there is a camera around isn’t an indication of what he is like behind closed doors,’ says one. ‘Your first day at school is a big enough deal without all these strange people watching you. He is a very happy little boy.’

William and Kate hope their choice of school, albeit one in the heart of an affluent area of the capital that has been dubbed Nappy Valley, will offer their son the chance to develop in a more rounded environment than other young royals.

‘They thought long and hard about where George should be educated and really liked Thomas’s, which has a lovely nurturing atmosphere,’ a source said.

‘The school focuses as much on helping develop the character of pupils, as what they learn. William and Kate are keen to allow George to spread his wings and make friends at this stage.

‘They know there will come a time when they will have to sit down and talk to him about the implications of his royal status and why so many people are interested in him. He is becoming more aware of the cameras. But they are determined to do that at George’s own pace and feel that can all wait a bit.’


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First look: The private photo of grandad cradling baby George, with Wills behind, which sits on Charles’s desk

The couple has made a point of doing the school run themselves as much as possible. Indeed, Kate was seen dropping off her son the morning after she gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis.

And when the parents of children in the reception class held a ‘get to know you’ coffee morning, William turned up unannounced, dressed down in chinos, jumper and wearing his glasses. One parent tells me: ‘No one really gives Kate a second glance when she does the school drop-off. We have Victoria’s Secret model doing the school run, too, and the dads are far more interested in her!’

Another source adds: ‘George loves it. He has really thrived there. And I know they [William and Kate] are immensely grateful to the media for giving him space. It’s a very happy environment for him.’

In truth, those undeniably stressful photocalls apart, George is a determined little boy, and while he is often bossed around by three-year-old Charlotte, his parents say he has a strong streak of mischief.

He loves the Gruffalo and Fireman Sam, planes, trains and cars. And right now he is fascinated, just as many of his school friends are, by volcanoes and lava.

At a recent polo match, he could be seen showing friends a picture he had drawn of an eruption. And while much comment has been made of the ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy-esque’ way Kate dresses her son in public, in private he is like any other youngster, in Crocs and grubby T-shirts, with scratches on his knees.

With three youngsters now in residence, life at Apartment 1A Kensington Palace is as chaotic as you might expect, with children running around the kitchen and Capital Radio playing loudly each morning as everyone gets ready for the school run.

Socially, the duke and duchess tend to mix with other young families, such as the Jardine-Patersons — Emilia is Kate’s friend from Marlborough College and David was at Eton with William — and the van Cutsem clan (brothers Nicholas, William, Edward and Hugh, are among William and Harry’s oldest childhood friends).

But there are also weekends in the country at Anmer Hall, visits to farm parks, country shows and to the Hurlingham Club in London, where George was seen happily tucking into a plate of pasta while his parents played tennis.

Another increasing feature of George’s life is, of course, his royal grandfather. After what was undeniably a slightly difficult start, Charles — said to have privately railed about the amount of time he got to spend with his grandchildren compared with Kate’s family — has become devoted to them.

Indeed, a charming never-before-seen private photograph which sits on Charles’s desk — showing him cradling baby George with William looking on — will feature in an exhibition which opens today at Buckingham Palace to mark Charles’s 70th birthday in November.

Charles’s ever-increasing workload — which now includes a number of duties that traditionally fell to the Queen, particularly foreign travel — means the time he has available is limited. But Prince Louis’s christening last week saw Charles host his growing family at Clarence House for what was described as a ‘really fun family afternoon’.

‘It is clear he is immensely proud of his sons and adores his grandchildren,’ one source told me. ‘I’d say things are better than they have been for a long time.’ Another said: ‘Charles understands that Kate gravitates to her mother and family and is actually very grateful for everything the Middletons do.’


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Prince William with Prince George on his son's first day of school on September 7, 2017

Carole, 63, and her husband Michael, 69, play a hugely significant role in their grandchildren’s lives — as their current Caribbean holiday together shows. She has taken George and Charlotte to work at the family’s Party Pieces HQ, a short drive from the Middletons’ Berkshire mansion, where they play at being shopkeepers.

One visitor spotted George sitting in the ‘front of house’, exclaiming excitedly ‘Oh my gosh!’ as his indulgent granny gave him a bag of sweets for being a good boy.

Kate understands only too well that it is a grandparent’s prerogative to spoil their grandchildren — and still laughs about how she once called home from a foreign tour to speak to her mother, who was looking after George, only for him to tell her earnestly that his granny had given him ‘chips, again’ for dinner.

With a loving, extended family around him, determined to protect him from the pressures of royal life for as long as they possibly can, it’s no wonder that George is growing into such a settled little boy.

And who knows, one day he still may be able to become a pilot — just like Papa.

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Floyd Mayweather puts Manny Pacquiao fight talk to one side as he plays in celebrity basketball game

Floyd Mayweather competed in the inaugural $50K Charity Challenge

Long-time rival Manny Pacquiao is keen on locking horns with Mayweather again
Mayweather shared the court with Jena Frumes and NBA star Andre Drummond


Floyd Mayweather is rumored to be considering a return to the boxing ring but he continues to be invested in his other sporting passion... basketball.

With the NBA in the off-season, basketball superfan Mayweather decided to get himself onto the court by playing in the inaugural $50K charity challenge celebrity game.

Mayweather took to the court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion to show off his basketball skills and help raise money for multiple charities including Teen Cancer America.

Floyd Mayweather is all smiles as he competes in the inaugural $50K charity challenge game
Floyd Mayweather is all smiles as he competes in the inaugural $50K charity challenge game
Mayweather (2nd left) poses with Jack McClinton (right) and other celebrities who took part
Mayweather (2nd left) poses with Jack McClinton (right) and other celebrities who took part
The 41-year-old looks focused as he stands in front of NFL star Brandon Marshall
The 41-year-old looks focused as he stands in front of NFL star Brandon Marshall
Former boxer Mayweather drives to the hoop during the charity game in California
Former boxer Mayweather drives to the hoop during the charity game in California
The retired boxer was joined by a host of actors and celebrities – including Jesse Lingard's former girlfriend Jena Frumes. 
Mayweather was part of Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma's side while his opponents were coached by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond.
The 41-year-old, whose last fight came against Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017, attends NBA games on a regular basis due to his love for the sport. 
He has previously stated his interest in buying an NBA team but he is yet to acquire one of the 30 franchises. 
Mayweather could be tempted into a 51st fight as Manny Pacquiao is keen on facing his long-time rival again. 
Pacquiao lost to the undefeated Mayweather in May 2015 but the Filipino wants a rematch.
He recently said: 'Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots. I have the belt, so it's up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing, let's do a second one.'
Jena Frumes, the former girlfriend of Jesse Lingard, also took part in the charity game
Jena Frumes, the former girlfriend of Jesse Lingard, also took part in the charity game
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond captained and coached one of the two teams
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond captained and coached one of the two teams
Manny Pacquiao wants to face Mayweather in a big-money rematch against the American
Manny Pacquiao wants to face Mayweather in a big-money rematch against the American

Riyad Mahrez Makes The First Appearance

Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Riyad Mahrez makes the first appearance but Pep Guardiola's side find themselves off the pace as Mario Gotze's penalty is enough to separate the sides in Chicago




*Riyad Mahrez made his first appearance and start for Manchester City since signing from Leicester City
*Borussia Dortmund were ahead when Mario Gotze struck from the penalty spot after 28 minutes
*Mahrez was brought down after a heavy tackle by opposition midfielder Dzenis Burnic in the first half
*Joe Hart came on for what could be his last appearance for City to replace goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

These can be strange nights. Here was a first glimpse of Riyad Mahrez in a Manchester City shirt yet barely any of the others available to Pep Guardiola will have a bearing on their season.
A strong argument came be made for at least five of his starting XI – Jason Denayer, Aleks Zinchenko, Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha and Brahim Diaz – being elsewhere by the end of August.
The majority were kids, other than Mahrez and Claudio Bravo. Eric Garcia, the former Barcelona central defender, impressed, while Diaz may count this as a missed opportunity.
Mario Gotze sent Borussia Dortmund into the lead when he struck from the penalty spot after 28 minutes of play
Mario Gotze sent Borussia Dortmund into the lead when he struck from the penalty spot after 28 minutes of play
Gotze's celebration was rather reserved after he put Borussia Dortmund ahead following a foul on Christian Pulisic
Gotze's celebration was rather reserved after he put Borussia Dortmund ahead following a foul on Christian Pulisic
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo looks a little disappointed after nearly keeping out Gotze's effort from 12 yards
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo looks a little disappointed after nearly keeping out Gotze's effort from 12 yards

MATCH FACTS 

Man City (4-3-3): Bravo (Hart 46); Bolton, E Garcia, Denayer (Humphreys 67), Zinchenko; Douglas Luiz, Foden (Garre 73), Diaz (Dele-Bashiru 66); Mahrez (Roberts 76), Nmecha (Touaizi 73), Harrison
Subs not used: Sane, Grimshaw, Muric, Pozo, Matondo, Wilson, Ogbeta
Borussia Dortmund: Hitz, Zagadou, Isak, Gรถtze, Rode, Pulisic, Schmelzer, Burnic, Larsen, Toprak, Bockhorn
Goals: Gotze 28
Booked: Burnic, Dahoud 
Referee: Villarreal A. (Usa) 
Att: 34,629    Diaz has many admirers inside City but was hooked just after the hour of this slender defeat. He was unusually quiet, struggling to impact the game.
It is difficult to glean much – if anything – with so many of City’s squad still on holiday and this tour of America could be about which teenager grabs his chance.
That could well have been Jadon Sancho, the 18-year-old who decided he would leave the Etihad Stadium last summer in pursuit of guaranteed first-team football. He arrived after half-time, a box of tricks, and is developing into a player ready to be polished.
Dortmund fielded a stronger side and are a week ahead of City in their preparations having played Austria Vienna last week. It showed, although Guardiola won’t be in the least bit bothered.
His youngsters went behind after 28 minutes. Christian Pulisic tied Zinchenko in knots, not for the first time, and the left back’s trailing leg felled the next great American hope. Mario Gotze converted the penalty, although Claudio Bravo got a hand on it.
It was a shame for Luiz, whose surrender of cheap possession allowed Dortmund to break. The Brazilian, a £10million capture from Vasco Da Gama last summer, had looked bright anchoring midfield. He knitted play together, albeit with no great pace, and served as an intelligent schemer too.
The 20-year-old might not be ready to act as a deputy to Fernandinho yet but there certainly seems to be the reason for hope in the future. And he wasn’t afforded much protection in Chicago.
Claudio Bravo managed to get a touch on the ball but couldn't stop it from gathering in the net behind him
Claudio Bravo managed to get a touch on the ball but couldn't stop it from gathering in the net behind him
Dortmund's players quickly surrounded Gotze after he scored the opening goal even though he didn't seem too excited
Dortmund's players quickly surrounded Gotze after he scored the opening goal even though he didn't seem too excited
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola delivers instructions to his players after they went 1-0 down in the first half
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola delivers instructions to his players after they went 1-0 down in the first half
Riyad Mahrez visibly in pain after he was fouled from behind by Dzenis Burnic who was booked for his troubles
Riyad Mahrez visibly in pain after he was fouled from behind by Dzenis Burnic who was booked for his troubles
Manchester City's Douglas Luiz attempts to take the ball away from opposition striker Alexander Isak and move forward
Manchester City's Douglas Luiz attempts to take the ball away from opposition striker Alexander Isak and move forward
Guardiola has said he wants Luiz and Claudio Gomes, a signing from PSG, training with the first team this term and it will be interesting to see how that midfield conundrum resolves itself in the coming months. Phil Foden will want to stake a claim further forward and showed some nice touches, retaining the ball well.
Dortmund might have doubled their lead shortly after the opener. Alexander Isak broke clear but was pushed wide by Bravo and slammed into the side-netting.
City were occasionally bright yet rarely threatened, the only save Marwin Hitz having to make before half-time coming from a Mahrez free-kick. The £60m man swept another wide from 30 yards shortly after the break.
The powerful Nmecha went close and Joe Hart performed admirably at the other end after replacing Bravo for his first appearance in two years. Hart, like a few of the others, is unlikely to be at City much longer. 
Riyad Mahrez on the ball for Manchester City in the first half as he tries to beat his man and move further up the pitch
Riyad Mahrez on the ball for Manchester City in the first half as he tries to beat his man and move further up the pitch
Mahrez moves forward with the ball and past Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze who failed to track his run
Mahrez moves forward with the ball and past Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze who failed to track his run
Both sides walk out at Soldier Field in Chicago ahead of the first International Champions Cup tie of the summer
Both sides walk out at Soldier Field in Chicago ahead of the first International Champions Cup tie of the summer
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola takes his seat ahead of kick off at Soldier Field on Saturday morning in Chicago
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola takes his seat ahead of kick off at Soldier Field on Saturday morning in Chicago
Soldier Field was the host of Manchester City's International Champions Cup fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday
Soldier Field was the host of Manchester City's International Champions Cup fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday
Manchester City, as many other clubs do, use pre-season tours to different countries to boost their global reach and fanbase 
Manchester City, as many other clubs do, use pre-season tours to different countries to boost their global reach and fanbase 





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