10 months agoCarrick manager for 48 hours as Man Utd seek external caretaker

first_imgCarrick manager for 48 hours as Man Utd seek external caretakerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMichael Carrick will be appointed interim manager until a temporary boss is hired within the next 48 hours, according to Sky Sports.The temporary boss will be hired externally, with the hope they will have ties with the club.United currently sit in sixth position, eleven points off the top four.A club statement on Tuesday confirmed that “manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect”.The statement continued: “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne over the fullback’s move to Bournemouth.Warnock has claimed he was “promised” Clyne would instead make a loan move to Cardiff until summer, before learning on TV of his Cherries switch.”I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock said. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”The Cardiff boss was speaking after watching his side lose 1-0 to Gillingham in the FA Cup. last_img read more

a month agoChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do better

first_imgChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says there’s more to come from him after his hat-trick at Wolves.He admitted afterwards that there was still plenty for the team to work on, although winning while learning and adapting was the most important thing.”It’s been an amazing day,” reflected Abraham to chelseafc.com. “Coming to a place like Wolves is never easy so the manner of the victory is something we can be very pleased with. We played well, scored goals and got three points to take home with us so it’s been a great day.”Obviously we did concede two goals and that is something we’re disappointed about because a clean sheet would have been fantastic but we will take the positives out of this performance and take it into the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp admits Matip injury doubt

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp admits Matip injury doubtby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Joel Matip is a doubt for their Champions League clash with RB Salzburg.Klopp has confirmed Matip picked up a knock in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Sheffield United.The centre-back completed the full 90 minutes alongside Virgil van Dijk at Bramall Lane, where the Reds chalked up their seventh win from seven Premier League matches this season.Their only defeat of the campaign to date came at Napoli in their opening match of the defence of their Champions League crown last month, putting extra emphasis on Wednesday’s visit of Red Bull Salzburg.”In a good mood, good spirits, but we have to wait a little bit to give a final answer about fitness,” he told the Liverpool website when asked about the condition of his squad.“Joel Matip obviously got a slight knock at Sheffield, we have to see how exactly it will be.“Apart from that, everybody should be fine. Of course, we have the players who weren’t available last week – that means Shaq is still out; Alisson is very close but for sure not for tomorrow. I think that’s it pretty much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CBS Announces New Broadcasting Team For This Season’s Final Four

first_imgCBS broadcaster Bill Raftery.There will be some new voices being heard through your TV speakers during the Final Four and NCAA Tournament national championship game this season. CBS announced Tuesday morning that longtime Final Four broadcaster Jim Nantz will announce the two semifinal games and national title bout with Bill Raftery and Grant Hill. Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr announced the 2014 Final Four, while Nantz, Kerr and Clark Kellog had announced the previous three. Nantz has called every Final Four since 1991. CBS Sports and Turner Sports name Bill Raftery + Grant Hill game analysts for 2015 NCAA #FinalFour + National Champ, http://t.co/iQT6iITpOR— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) February 3, 2015Raftery and Hill will join team of Jim Nantz and reporter @tracywolfson to call games together throughout 2015 NCAA Tournament— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) February 3, 2015This season’s Final Four will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4, with the national championship game occurring on April 6. We’ll be filling out brackets in no time.last_img read more

ESPN’s Sam Ponder Retiring From Sideline Reporting

first_imgespn's sam ponder on sunday nfl countdownDon’t worry, Sam Ponder fans. The ESPN college football personality won’t be completely gone from your television sets this fall. But late Thursday night, Ponder announced, via Instagram, that she’ll be “hanging up” her sideline reporter flats for Thursday Night Football. Her reason? She no longer wants to take her daughter, Scout, away from her father, Christian, for five days a week. Needless to say, it’s a respectable, mature decision.As Ponder mentions, she’ll still be part of College Football Live, SportsCenter and College GameDay. This year’s college football season starts on September 3.last_img read more

Watch: Michigan Puts Out Cool Video Thanking Fans For Turnout During Season

first_imgMichigan's players run under the Go Blue banner.Twitter/@UMichAthleticsMichigan went 8-0 in Ann Arbor this season, wrapping up the perfect home slate with a hard-fought win over Indiana on Saturday.To thank their fans for their effort in turning up in huge numbers eight times this season, after the game Michigan put out a cool video, featuring highlights from the year, and players speaking about the impact they felt from the fan base this year.Thank YOU, fans, for an incredible season at home.Eight wins. Zero losses. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/WU9yvdgXrH— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) November 20, 2016Michigan averaged a shade under 110,468 fans per game at The Big House this season, topping out at 111,846 for the October 1 game against Wisconsin.The Wolverines wrap up their season with a massive game at Ohio State. Win, and they head to the Big Ten Championship Game, and are sitting in fantastic position for a College Football Playoff berth.last_img read more

ESPN Reveals Who Cowboys Called Before Trading For Amari Cooper

first_imgJason Garrett stands on the sideline.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The Dallas Cowboys sent major waves through the NFL when they traded a first round pick to the Oakland Raiders for WR Amari Cooper. But the Cowboys apparently didn’t just make an impulse buy – they did their diligence.According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys reached out to Alabama head coach Nick Saban and others to make sure Cooper had the skillset and character traits they were looking for.From ESPN.com:The people who knew Cooper spoke glowingly about him, according to sources. The list of people the Cowboys questioned for information about Cooper included Nick Saban, his former head coach at Alabama; Cowboys tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier, who coached Cooper at Alabama in 2012 and 2013; former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio; and Cowboys fullback Jamize Olawale, who played with Cooper for three seasons in Oakland.Each person recommended trading for Cooper, each vouched for his talents and character, and each person expressed consistent thoughts and feelings, according to sources.Saban coached Cooper during the wide receiver’s three seasons at Alabama.During his time at Alabama, Cooper had two 1,000+ yard seasons, won the 2014 Biletnikoff Award, and helped the Crimson Tide win two national championships.Cooper ended up being drafted fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2015.Among the other big names the Cowboys contacted were former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, who coached Cooper from his rookie season until last year.Cooper made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016 with Oakland, but had a rather down year in 2017. However, he still scored seven TDs that season.last_img read more

Jeff Brohm Addresses Report He’s Taking The Louisville Job

first_imgPurdue football head coach Jeff Brohm.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Earlier today, Dan Dakich reported Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm will leave the Boilermakers after the season to become the coach at Louisville.The Cardinals fired Bobby Petrino after yet another loss last weekend and are on the hunt for a new head coach.After practice on Thursday afternoon, Brohm addressed the rumors of a potential move to Louisville. According to local reports, Brohm said the rumors are “completely false” and “there’s nothing to” the report from Dakich.#Purdue head coach @JeffBrohm says any current reports or tweets involving his name and the opening at Louisville are “completely false”. Says “there’s nothing to it” when asked about the @dandakich tweet/report from today.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) November 15, 2018Brohm, who went to Louisville, was an assistant coach for the Cardinals from 2003-2008. He moved on to become a head coach at Western Kentucky where he turned the Hilltoppers into one of the most-explosive offenses in the nation.After three years at WKU, Brohm took over a down Purdue program and has turned the Boilermakers into a solid Big Ten program in just two years. Purdue knocked off Ohio State this season, a win that put Brohm’s name on the national stage.Despite Brohm’s claims that the rumors are false, they’re not going anywhere. A coach of Brohm’s caliber will remain a hot topic in coaching searches.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Michigan vs. Army Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)This Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines will do battle with the Army Black Knights at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. It’s a tough matchup for the Big Ten favorite, but they are favored to win by just over three touchdowns.Michigan, in its first contest of the season, took down Middle Tennessee, 40-21. Quarterback Shea Patterson put together a nice performance, finishing 17-of-29 for 203 yards and three touchdowns.That said, there was a ton of room for improvement. Michigan turned the ball over twice and gave up over 300 yards of offense to the Blue Raiders. They will need to perform better against Army.Army, meanwhile, knocked off Rice, 14-7 in a defensive affair. The Black Knights, per usual, ran the ball 56 times while attempting just eight passes. Here are the details for Saturday’s contest:Game Time: Noon ETChannel: FOXSpread: Michigan -22Over/Under: 47.5Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny TaftMichigan is favored by a great deal in this one, but if Army can win the time of possession battle, it could get tricky. Last year, the Black Knights almost took down Oklahoma by simply keeping the ball away from the Sooners. It was one of just two games Army lost on the season.The game will kick off at Noon on FOX.last_img read more

These Jim Harbaugh Stats Following Michigan’s Loss Are Brutal

first_imgJim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shouts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.Wisconsin embarrassed Michigan on Saturday. And perhaps no one is taking more heat for the loss than Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.Year after year, Michigan is highly ranked in the preseason polls. At least one national expert predicts UM will win the Big Ten. Some even predicted the Wolverines would make the College Football Playoff this season.But, just as they did on Saturday, Michigan typically disappoints and underwhelms. Now, people are calling out Harbaugh for his team’s performance.The Wolverines have struggled over the past few years in big games with Harbaugh as head coach. The numbers prove it. Michigan under Jim Harbaugh:~0-4 against Ohio State~1-9 vs. top-10 opponents~0-7 as an underdog~1-6 on the road against ranked opponents~Five losses by at least 21 points, including three of their last five games— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) September 21, 2019The alarming issue is Michigan’s latest blowout losses to ranked opponents. In its last three game versus ranked teams (dating back to the 2018 season), UM is 0-3. The average margin of those three losses is over 23 points. So not only are the Wolverines losing, they’re getting blown out.It’s also shocking to see Harbaugh’s record when Michigan is an underdog. During his time with Stanford, Harbaugh led the Cardinal to several big-time upsets.But whatever worked at Stanford hasn’t translated to success at Michigan.The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Wolverines. They still have games against No. 18 Iowa, No. 13 Penn State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 6 Ohio State, among others.Will Harbaugh be able to turn this team around?last_img read more

Manchester United freeze ticket prices for eighth consecutive season

first_imgManchester United freeze ticket prices for eighth consecutive seasonManchester United have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting list.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 17:57 IST Manchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket prices (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket pricesUnited have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting listMan United to introduce a dedicated ‘Atmosphere Section’ in a bid to bring the club’s most vocal fans together and increase the decibel levelsManchester United have frozen their season ticket and match ticket prices for the eighth consecutive season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.United have 53,000 season ticket holders and more than 100,000 people on the waiting list.”The support from our fans and the atmosphere they generate is incredible, so we’re delighted to be freezing season ticket prices once again in recognition of that,” Manchester United Group’s managing director Richard Arnold said.The club also said they would introduce a dedicated ‘Atmosphere Section’ in the Stretford End of their Old Trafford stadium in a bid to bring the club’s most vocal fans together and increase the decibel levels.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier league Nextlast_img read more

6 runs were enough for me to defend: Kuldeep Yadav after thriller vs Delhi Capitals

first_img Ateet Sharma New DelhiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 22:53 IST Kuldeep Yadav said he knew he was not going to let Delhi Capitals get the six runs needed off the last over in a thriller at the Feroz Shah Kotla. (IANS Photo)When Kuldeep Yadav came in to bowl the 18th over against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday night, the hosts were ready to seal a thumping victory, needing 18 runs in as many balls and eight wickets still in hand.The match situation, his previous two overs where he was hammered all over the park for 33 runs and not even a single wicket in this edition of the tournament so far – it couldn’t have got more challenging for Yadav.What followed next was a game-changing spell. Three runs and a wicket – of Rishabh Pant – came off next six balls. In the final over, Delhi required six off six and Yadav defended that too, taking the game to Super Over, the first of this edition.”When I came in to bowl the last over, I was sure that I won’t let Delhi Capitals get those six runs needed for a win. Wo mere liye bahut the (it was more than enough for me to defend) as I knew I won’t give a boundary and maybe allow them only a one or two,” Kuldeep told Aaj Tak in an interview.”I wanted to spin it as much as possible and bowl two-three dot balls to put the pressure on the batsmen. We would have won the match easily had the target for them been 8 or 9 runs,” he added.It wasn’t easy, especially after a forgettable start.”I could not perform well in the first two overs that I bowled. Things didn’t go as per my plan. I was trying too hard to take a wicket and instead went for 33 runs as the execution of my plan failed,” said Yadav.advertisement”It was difficult to make a comeback after that but in my second spell, I was more confident about the line I wanted to bowl. I just did that because of which match went to the super over. I had faith in my ability and knew I could defend it,” he Yadav.However, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match in the Super Over, their first defeat of the season.”It was unfortunate to lose the match against Delhi but we really fought well, right till the end. There is some great atmosphere in the team right now and we are playing good cricket. The combinations are working and we have won two good games against Hyderabad and Punjab. I think we will keep doing well if we continue to play in this manner.”Going for wickets, even if it means proving to be expensive at times, has been the 24-year-old’s mantra for long now.”I always try to take wickets but in the IPL many times you go for runs too. As a bowler one wonders what wrong has been committed. Options of bowling dot balls or going into a defensive mode come to your mind. Last night too, Delhi were in such a comfortable situation. They would have won easily had wickets not fallen,” said Yadav.”After losing two wickets, they were on the backfoot immediately. You need to keep on planning in this format, on such a big stage like IPL because game changes quickly. Batsmen play spin really well and even the grounds are small,” Yadav said.”It is very difficult for the bowlers but you have to overcome everything and perform well. That is the reason why I came around the wicket in the last over as I was getting a good angle to spin the ball. It’s all about planning, especially after being hit for so many runs in the first two overs. Making a comeback wasn’t that easy,” he added.Also Read | Yeh to waise bhi chauka hai: Rishabh Pant predicts the outcome before the resultAlso Read | IPL 2019: Prithvi Shaw 99 the highlight as Delhi Capitals beat KKR in Super OverAlso Watch | Kuldeep Yadav is going to be a mainstay within the Indian team: Robin UthappaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow IPL 2019Follow DC vs KKR 6 runs were enough for me to defend: Kuldeep Yadav after thriller vs Delhi CapitalsIPL 2019: Kuldeep Yadav said he knew he was not going to let Delhi Capitals get the six runs needed off the last over in a thriller at the Feroz Shah Kotla. DC eventually beat Kolkata Knight Riders via a Super Over.advertisementlast_img read more

Dad sold his house to buy me rifle: Shooter Gagan Narang shares emotional post on Father’s Day

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 15:35 IST Shooter Gagan Narang has shared a post on Father’s Day. (Photo: Instagram/Gagan Narang)HIGHLIGHTSAce Indian shooter Gagan Narang on Sunday shared an emotional post on Father’s DayGagan Narang said his father sold their house to buy him a rifleFor 20 years, Gagan Narang said, his family stayed on rentAce Indian shooter Gagan Narang on Sunday shared an emotional post for his father on Father’s Day. Taking to social media, Gagan Narang said that 20 years ago, his father sold his house to buy him a rifle when he came home crying.For 20 years, Gagan Narang said, his family stayed on rent.Elaborating further on the 20-year-old episode, Gagan Narang said that his father sold his house not because he knew his son would win medals for the country but because he came home crying.Gagan Narang’s Instagram post read: “Twenty years ago this man standing next to me sold his house to buy a rifle for me, not because he knew I would go on to win medals for the country one day. But it was when I came back home crying from the shooting range because the owner of the gun I was using sold it to another shooter.””We stayed on rent for 20 years,” Narang said.”He didn’t know how far I would go in the sport back then or that I would shoot a world record, be world number 1 and go on to win an Olympic medal for India. He did what a father needed to do to bring a smile on his son’s face,” Gagan Narang said.GAGAN NARANG’S FULL POST ON FATHER’S DAYHe concluded the post with: “Happy Father’s Day dad, cannot repay this debt ever #happyfathersday to all the dads out there who move heaven and earth for their sons and daughters only to see them smile.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan Manchester Weather Live Updates: Will rain play spoilsport today?Also Read | India vs Pakistan Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019: India look to make it 7-0 against PakistanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Dad sold his house to buy me rifle: Shooter Gagan Narang shares emotional post on Father’s DayElaborating further on the 20-year-old episode, Gagan Narang said that his father sold his house not because he knew his son would win medals for the country but because he came home crying.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs West India 1st ODI Live Streaming: When and where to watch live streaming, TV broadcast

first_img Next India Today Web Desk GuyanaAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 19:24 IST India vs West India 1st ODI Live Streaming (AP Photo)After a heartbreaking exit from World Cup 2019, Team India return to One Day International format as they take on West Indies in the first of three-match ODI series at Providence Stadium in Guyana.India has recalled Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer again and both the batsmen have been rewarded for their performances in India A where Pandey averages over 70 and Iyer averages under 50.Skipper Virat Kohli will be keen to become the leading run-getter in ODIs against the West Indies as he is 19 runs away. And if he scores 88 more runs, he will be the fastest to score 2000 runs against ODI opponent. With touching his 2000 mark, Kohli will leave behind his partner Rohit Sharma.In the bowling department, Navdeep Saini will make his debut in ODI series opener. The Karnal-born pacer was starred in India’s four-wicket win over West Indies in the first T20 in Florida by picking up three wickets for 17 runs.When will the 1st ODI between West Indies and India begin?West Indies vs India 1st ODI will begin at 8.00 PM IST on Thursday, August 8.Where I can watch West Indies vs India 1st ODI live?West Indies vs India 1st ODI can be watched live on Sony Sports Network.How can I watch West Indies vs India 1st ODI online?SonyLIV app will provide the live streaming for West Indies vs India 1st ODI.Where can I follow West Indies vs India 1st ODI live scores update?You can follow live updates and scores for West Indies vs India 3rd T20I on www.indiatoday.in/sportsadvertisementWhere will the West Indies vs India 1st ODI be played?Providence stadium or the Guyana National Stadium will host the 3rd T20I between West Indies and India.What are the squads for West Indies vs India 1st ODI?Squads:India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiWest Indies: Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.Read more | IND vs WI, 1st ODI: After T20I triumph, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav set to make it big for IndiaAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ind vs WIFollow India VS West IndiesFollow 1st ODIFollow Virat KohliFollow live streaming India vs West India 1st ODI Live Streaming: When and where to watch live streaming, TV broadcastIndia vs West India 1st ODI Live Streaming: After beginning the tour of West Indies with a commanding win in the 3-match T20I series, India will look to assert their dominance in the ODI series when they take on the hosts in Guyana in the 1st ODI on Thursday. Here’s all that you need to know about broadcast and live stream information.advertisementlast_img read more

Fans betting on sentimental favourite Serena Williams to win US Open 2019

first_imgFans betting on sentimental favourite Serena Williams to win US Open 2019A six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Serena Williams was once money in the bank when it came to the US Open. During a dominating run, she lifted the trophy three years in succession from 2012.advertisement Reuters August 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 12:11 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSBookmakers are backing Serena Williams to win US Open and match Margaret Court’s record haulUS Open 2018 final had ended in controversy with fiery exchanges between Serena and the chair umpireSerena is chasing her 7th title at the US Open and her 24th Grand Slam trophy overallIn the twilight of her remarkable career Serena Williams is more often the sentimental favourite rather than the bettors’ choice but the 37-year-old American will be both as she heads to the US Open chasing an elusive 24th record-equalling Grand Slam.Despite fitness concerns and a title drought that stretches back to the 2017 Australian Open, bookmakers are backing Williams to match Margaret Court’s record haul and the New York crowds, as always, will be in her corner when play gets underway on Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.A six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Williams was once money in the bank when it came to the US Open. During a dominating run, she lifted the trophy three years in succession from 2012.That is no longer the case.French Open champion Ash Barty or Wimbledon winner Simona Halep, who ran Williams off the court in a lopsided final at the All England Club, may be sounder investments at the betting window but punters are just as likely to follow their hearts as hunches.In all the four events she has played outside of the majors this year, her title challenges ended abruptly – she either retired mid-match or handed rivals a walkover.Since Wimbledon, Williams has played one event. Her hardcourt preparations were limited to the Rogers Cup which ended with the former world number one in tears when she was forced to quit the final against Bianca Andreescu after just 19 minutes after suffering back spasms.The problem has lingered and led to Williams withdrawing from Cincinnati, and once again raised questions about her ability to withstand a two-week grind on the New York hardcourts.advertisement”The most frustrating part is that I’ve had this before and it’s, like, 24, 36 hours where I’m just in crazy spasm and then it’s gone,” said Williams after her Rogers Cup disappointment. “I’m just taking it a day at a time.”Williams may not strike fear into opponents as she once did but few, if any, will welcome having her on their side of the draw.Not long ago, just seeing their name alongside Williams would leave opponents a crumbling wreck. The match often won before it had even begun.But since returning from her maternity break, Williams is the one who has often looked fragile, out of sorts and out of ideas.EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTERThe last 12 months have been an emotional rollercoaster for Williams, filled with rage and tears.A year ago the US Open final ended in controversy with fiery exchanges between a fuming Williams and the chair umpire, smashed rackets, penalties and Japan’s Naomi Osaka walking away with the trophy.In Toronto earlier this month, Williams was left sobbing after she was unable to finish the Rogers Cup final.In between, Williams, widely regarded as the greatest women’s player of all-time, was a non-factor during a run to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open.With aborted runs at Indian Wells, Miami and Rome – with Williams picking up a single match win at each event – it seemed as if the glory years were well and truly behind her.However, just when everyone was ready to write her off, Williams looked more like her old self at Wimbledon – that is until she was shockingly dismissed by Halep.”I just have to figure out a way to win a final,” said Williams after Wimbledon. “I have to just keep going, keep trying, keep working, maybe be able to play some tournaments uninjured.”Just keep moving forward.”There once was no template, no game plan to beat Williams. Her power and guile leaving no areas to attack.But as Williams approaches her 38th birthday, rivals have figured out that they can beat her by forcing her off the baseline and making her run.Her fitness and durability have been exposed and opponents are seizing on those weaknesses.Time is no longer on Williams’ side in her quest for a 24th Grand Slam trophy.”Someone told me I shouldn’t look at the records any more,” said Williams. “I should just focus on my game.”I feel like I’m just really on this journey of just doing the best that I can, playing the best that I can when I can.”I just go out there and play, see what happens. That’s kind of how I’ve been in my whole career.”I never thought about time in general.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Serena WilliamsFollow US OpenFollow Flushing Meadows Nextlast_img read more

With Dolby Atmos sound, QLED panel, Dolby Vision, OnePlus TV is promising theatre like experience at home

first_imgWith Dolby Atmos sound, QLED panel, Dolby Vision, OnePlus TV is promising theatre like experience at homeOnePlus TV is going to come packed with a lot of technology. It will have 8 speakers with 50W audio output, QLED panel, custom image processor called Gamma and certification for Dolby Atmos as well as Dolby Vision. It sure sounds very impressive. advertisement Next India Today Tech New DelhiSeptember 6, 2019UPDATED: September 6, 2019 19:01 IST HIGHLIGHTSWith Super Resolution, OnePlus is saying this feature will likely allow the OnePlus TV to sharpen details on a video and offer relatively more clarity.De-Contour will help improve picture quality in videos that have different shades of colours. Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation will make the frames smoother which will benefit while watching sports or action movies. No, OnePlus TV will not have the huge screen that you see in an IMAX cinema hall. We already know that OnePlus TV is going to have a 55-inch screen. But size is not everything. When it comes to TV experience, what matters most are the image quality and sound performance. And on both counts OnePlus is promising great things.Whether the promises come true or not is something that we will know in the coming weeks – the OnePlus TV launches towards the end of September in India – but for now, OnePlus is dropping buzzwords after buzzwords about the technologies included in the OnePlus TV. Dolby Atmos. QLED panel with custom tuning. More than 100 per cent colour gamut. A custom chip for image processing. 8 speakers. It sounds impressive.It seems that OnePlus, just the way it has done with its phones, is aiming to get the basics right. And when it comes to televisions, basics mean image quality and sound performance.OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had told India Today Tech that to get the image quality right in the OnePlus TV, his company is using QLED panels. They strike the right balance between price, performance, durability and dependability. Now, a OnePlus manager has written a post on OnePlus community forums where he reveals more details about the image quality that OnePlus TV will offer. “Ever since we decided to use?QLED technology, we had been trying to figure out how to make?it?more advanced. After endless rounds of testing, we are finally proud to say that our QLED panel has the industry-leading wide colour gamut. How wide? Our color gamut is able to achieve 113 per cent under the?DCI-P3 standard and 120 per cent under the NTSC standard, which is higher than the most advanced QLED panels that are currently available on the market,” writes, Todd W, who works with OnePlus.advertisementNo matter from which angle you look at the claims OnePlus is making, it looks impressive although we have to wait and watch for a while because the TV is yet to be here. A colour gamut of 120 per cent is not easy to achieve and if OnePlus is managing that in the panels used in the OnePlus TV, it is something the company can rightly boast about.Then there is the image processor. Almost all high-end TVs have this sort of chip, but OnePlus is detailing the technology it is using in the OnePlus TV and that too sounds fairly impressive. “Our customized Gamma chip is an independent processor that is dedicated to picture optimization besides the regular picture processor to guarantee the best possible picture quality the Gamma chip has an industry-leading performance even when comparing with other premium competitors,” writes Todd.With the Gamma chip, OnePlus TV will offer three unique functionalities. These are:1- Super Resolution: We will later see how it works, but from what OnePlus is saying this feature will likely allow the OnePlus TV to sharpen details on a video and offer relatively more clarity.2- De-Contour: OnePlus says that this feature will help improve picture quality in videos that have different shades of colours.3- Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation: This will make the frames smoother, something that OnePlus TV users will appreciate while watching sports or action movies.Dolby all the wayThe second big part of the OnePlus TV basics seems to be its audio features. The company recently confirmed that the OnePlus TV is going to come with 8 speakers! Usually, TVs have two or four. And these 8 speakers will produce 50W audio output. This is the kind of sound output that we usually see from the soundbars that can be attached to TVs. It will be interesting to see how OnePlus is achieving this kind of audio performance from a sleek TV.This sound system in the OnePlus TV is also going to be Dolby certified. And this certification is for Dolby Atmos sound system as well as Dolby Vision image quality. The partnership with Dolby has been officially announced by OnePlus. “Dolby Vision transforms entertainment experiences with incredible brightness, contrast, colour, and detail that will bring movies & shows to life. Dolby Atmos transports listeners from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with moving audio that flows all around listeners. Together, the fusion of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos will turn OnePlus TV into an entertainment powerhouse,” the company said on Friday.Now, we know that hearing and seeing is the best way to look at a TV. A lot of companies make a lot of claims about their new products. In the coming weeks, hopefully, we will have a better look at the OnePlus TV. But there is something special about the OnePlus. It usually delivers. When it makes a claim, that is rooted in something. We have seen that again and again with the OnePlus phones. There are good chances that it is going to be the same for OnePlus TV. It is the first TV from OnePlus and the company will want to get it absolutely right.advertisementALSO READ | OnePlus TV remote image offers a look at its metal design, Google Assistant buttonALSO READ | OnePlus TV features Gamma Color Magic processor, OnePlus CEO says it ensures better image qualityALSO READ | OnePlus 7T Pro colours teased in latest Oxygen OS update, could come in red and violet colour variantsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Onepluslast_img read more

The only opinion that matters is my opinion: Jasprit Bumrah

first_img Next The only opinion that matters is my opinion: Jasprit BumrahJasprit Bumrah, who is rested from the upcoming T20 series against South Africa, said playing in England with the Dukes ball gave him confidence.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiSeptember 13, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 21:01 IST India pacer Jasprit Bumrah (File photo: IANS)Every country he has played in his young test career so far South Africa, England, Australia and West Indies, Jasprit Bumrah has a five wicket haul to show. A test hat-trick too that he registered against hapless West Indies batsmen, last month.Legends of the sport look at him as a great in the making. But India’s pace spearhead says greatness’ does not sit easy on him. “It’s good that people give me so much love. But I feel embarrassed,” he says.More than year and a half in test cricket, the upcoming test series will be his first at home. I have played all my life in Ranji trophy cricket in India. These are not alien conditions for me, he says.Rested from the upcoming T20 series against South Africa, he was at a promotional event in Mumbai. The paceman is also seen on lifestyle magazine covers these days. Bollywood star Ranveer Singh acknowledges his retro look on Instagram, Bumrah thanks him back. Brand promotions come with the territory.Is he as good off the field when the spot light is on? “I am getting the hang of it. Slowly am getting better at it; more and more comfortable. A different side (of mine) will also come out with time,” he says.Bumrah has become like a well programmed machine. But in this case, he is himself the programmer who throws out accurate results. “For me a lot of preparation goes in. Before any match or tournament, I assess the conditions. I try to ask questions (of bowling team mates) that I am planning to do this, what do you think about it. All these things I listen to and filter them and figure out what I can do and cannot. I try to asses all this and make my plans,” he says.advertisementBumrah does not intimidate with overt aggression. “I have realized if you get angry unnecessarily, it’s waste of energy; it does not help,” is his mantra.But his venom with the ball is relentless on the batsmen. It also comes with self belief and clarity of thought. “For me even if things don’t go well, the only opinion that matters in my opinion is my opinion. That’s my philosophy. It doesn’t matter what others think of you. If they give you love, its good. If they don’t, it’s good. Ultimately you should have that belief,” he philosophises.The Gujarat based seamer broke the back of West Indies batsmen in the last series, introducing a new found consistency with the away going delivery. It’s a ball Bumrah says he has long been working on but playing in England with the Dukes ball gave him the confidence to summon it when needed. “I have always had the out swinger. I have not used it a lot. But playing in England gave me a lot of confidence with the dukes ball swinging for a long period of time. I got more and more confident as I played more and more test cricket,” he explains.The test series against South Africa will be billed around the Bumrah-Rabada battle. Ask Bumrah and you would get nothing. “I don’t look at personal individuals. I look at how I can contribute,” he says.Also Read | Always wanted to make a mark in Test cricket: Jasprit BumrahAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow South Africalast_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Combat Flip Flops

first_img2. Cashmagh 3. Cashmagh 4. Peacemaker 5. Tuck Tuck Editors’ Recommendations It’s not hard to find a company that is giving back to the community through charity and social involvement. Searching out a company that is built on giving back from the very start though? That’s a little more rare. Our friends at Combat Flip Flops have a unique business model that relies on partnering with charities in hot zones across the globe. They don’t stop there though — they take it a step further by helping set up manufacturing and logistics in target countries so that they can help rebuild war-torn economies. It sounds like a scary proposition, but when your founders are US Army Rangers, creating a safe haven in a war zone is all in a day’s work.Started after touring a boot factory churning out footwear for the Afghan military, Combat Flip Flops’ model of helping locals recover jobs and and create a renewed sense of community is not unique to Afghanistan. They’ve got jewelry made from reclaimed mines and UXO (unexploded ordnance) from Laos and Vietnam that helps keep small artisans in business and contributes to providing safe demining operations with MAG International. Flip flops are made in a factory in Bogota, Colombia, and have created many jobs for desperate Colombians who have been caught up in the drug wars for decades. Other efforts support medical missions across the globe with Team 5, and help special operations troops and their families heal after years of deployment and combat with The Station Foundation.The biggest story though, is the launch of the Combat Flip Flops Cashmagh. Working with Afghan herders and weavers, the US Department of Defense business advisors, and a supply chain that stretches through Afghanistan, India, and America; the cashmagh (a play on cashmere shemagh) is the perfect all season scarf and layering piece from the battlefield to the boardroom (we’ll take the latter please). Rather than a typical tubular or long rectangle scarf, the cashmagh is a 21st century take on the tradtional Middle Eastern shemagh, and is fourty-four by fourty-four inches square. The soft cashmere is a dark blend, and some of the softest wool in the world. Combat Flip Flops hopes to release new colors in coming seasons, as a flock of cashmere goats from famous European breeders was procured to aid in genetic diversity and wool coloration. Still not convinced? The fabric itself is woven in a woman owned factory, and portions of each sale keep Afghan girls in school. It’s not often you can buy a serious fashion piece, contribute to rebuilding a war zone, and help stand against extremism. If only we had more teams like Combat Flips Flops building great products and making a difference every day. A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Try The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date center_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A.last_img read more

On Your Feet: Futuristic kicks from Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto

first_img A Quick Overview of the Sustainable Adidas Outdoor and Five Ten Line Essentials Idris Elba Debuts New 2HR SET Fashion Line Inspired By DJ Culture Editors’ Recommendations Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?Back in 2001, Adidas sat down to work with legendary fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. 14 years later, Y-3 continues to blend Yamamoto’s unique take on high fashion with athletic technology and classic styling from Adidas. While the whole collection features high fashion clothing and gear, the shoes really stand out, especially the Y-3 Qasa High, a recently introduced flagship sneaker for the line.The design on the Qasa high can only be described as otherworldly. Two wide straps cross both ways over the top of the sneaker, with laces near the top, and a comfortable and flexible neoprene sock as the base. The outsole is a rubber tubular construction, from which the Adidas Tubular pulled its trademark bottom. The Qasas stand out in all the best ways, bringing together the newest in Adidas running innovations and the highest quality materials to create a shoe that’s lightweight, and incredibly comfortable.But not all of the designs are original shoes, some of them are remixed versions of mainstream Adidas kicks. Among the newest of these is the Y-3 D-Rose 5, the newest in Chicago player Derrick Roses’ line of court shoes. Where the signature version of the shoe features special woven uppers and synthetic leather for lighter feel, the Y-3 version moves in an entirely different direction. Replacing the techy upper with large nappa leather panels in black and brown, with a zipper up the middle for a look that has one foot in the future and the other firmly in the 90s. They both share the same Adidas Boost outsole, an impressive material that returns energy on impact, and also has a unique gravely look, a departure from the standard tubular outsole on most Y-3 sneakers.The classic Rod Laver sneaker also got the Y-3 treatment, turning it from a simple low-top skate shoe into a mid-top sneaker with explosive design elements. The basic silhouette stays the same, but new materials like mesh and suede give this remixed classic a totally premium look. While bright colors lurk underneath, black is the main feature of the shoe, a trademark of Yamamoto’s design that he says stems from his childhood in war-torn Tokyo. The subtle details of Yamamoto’s collection draw in sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts, straying from the popular trends for a more futuristic, outsider look.You can check out the whole Adidas Y-3 line on their site, including clothing and shoes for men and women. The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denimlast_img read more