Bruce to be named manager of Sheffield Wednesday todayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteve Bruce is expected to be named manager of Sheffield Wednesday today.The vastly-experienced Bruce has been Wednesday’s top target to succeed Jos Luhukay following the Dutchman’s sacking last month after just under a year in charge at Hillsborough.An agreement has now been reached with the former Aston Villa boss on a contract understood to be worth around £2m a year and he will take charge ahead of the weekend’s FA Cup tie with Luton Town.Wednesday will become the tenth managerial role for ex-Manchester United captain Bruce, who turned 58 on New Year’s Eve. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery (almost) confirms he hopes for Denis Suarez dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery could not rule out the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez after their FA Cup win at Blackpool.Emery was pushed by reporters about a move for the Spaniard.He began, “I don’t know. “I think the club is working for the possibility to bring in some players who can help us during this next four months of competition. It’s a different situation. If the transfer market can help us find a centre back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury. “If we have the possibility to sign some important players, we can do it. At left or right wing, perhaps one player can help us in this position. We will only sign players who give us quality. “He was playing as a left or right winger for Sevilla when he was with me.”
Man Utd announce departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarezby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have announced the departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez.Alvarez worked closely with David De Gea at Atletico Madrid before the pair reunited at Old Trafford.No reason has been given for his departure – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did bring in his own senior goalkeeping coach in Richard Hartis in the summer.Solskjaer said: “I would like to thank Emilio for all his help and hard work since my return to the club. We all wish him well for the future.”Alvarez joined United in 2016 and was an enormous figure of support for De Gea – particularly during the Spain international’s crisis of confidence at the end of last season.Alvarez said: “I will always be proud of belonging to this club. Wishing you every success in your endeavours.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Michigan Wolverines will certainly be looking for a solid quarterback ahead of the 2015 season, and unfortunately, they’ve got two on campus right now who aren’t eligible to suit up. Former Florida State signal-caller Jameis Winston and former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty are in Ann Arbor to work with Jim Harbaugh ahead of the NFL Combine. The school tweeted a photo of the duo taking some advice from the new Wolverines head man.QBs Jameis Winston (FSU) & Bryce Petty (Baylor) are preparing for the NFL Combine at Schembechler Hall. pic.twitter.com/2ICM9XMVrc— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 17, 2015The NFL Combine takes place in Indianapolis, so perhaps the two are putting in some last-minute work ahead of time. So no, Michigan students, if you think you’ve seen either of these guys on campus, your eyes are not deceiving you.
Urban Meyer Play-CallingDuring a pretty active news dump on Friday, the NCAA announced a rule change for football recruiting, which will allow coaches to send unlimited text messages to recruits. While some don’t believe that it will be a big deal, especially considering the rule has been on the books for sports like college basketball already, one prominent voice in the college football world is not pleased at all: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer. During a press conference today, Meyer didn’t mince words when discussing the new rule.Urban Meyer is much more upset about the texting rule change. “The texting thing is the most ignorant thing I’ve heard in my life.”— Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) April 11, 2016Back on National Signing Day, Meyer described why he doesn’t like the then-proposed rule (via Cleveland.com):“I hear the stuff about texting,” he said. “I want to make this clear why — and this is a high school coach’s and high school player perspective — not college coaches. Who cares about college coaches? That’s not what this is about. It’s about them, and not screwing up a high school kid’s senior year or junior year. If you text someone, you can’t stop that, so you have a phone full of what? Text messages.“If I don’t want to hear from that school they’ll keep hitting me because that’s their job, and usually it’s not them, it’s maybe an intern doing it. So here’s a kid in high school being bombarded with text messages sitting there doing this all day. If it’s social media, you can determine who you want to hear from.”There are ways to block communications from numbers on most phones, but outright blocking a coach may not be the most prudent move for a recruit, especially considering how quickly assistants move around every off-season.Meyer may not like the move, but he will definitely be sending those texts out due time.
Jose Mourinho’s style of management is simply too demanding for some players, according to the Portuguese manager’s biographer Manuel Pereira.Mourinho’s time at Manchester United came to an abrupt end in December, following a 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool at Anfield.The Red Devils were struggling to score goals and had their top four hopes slipping away when the decision was made, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepping into the interim manager role. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? United have not lost since, having come away with six straight victories, including a 1-0 triumph over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.The reason for the struggles this season under Mourinho remain a mystery to both the manager and his biographer, though Pereira admitted it was clear the dressing room had been lost by the end.“I’m sure not even Mourinho himself has a clear answer to [what went wrong],” Pereira told Goal. “There were difficulties between him and the responsible persons from the beginning.“He wanted players he never got. This frustrated him because he did not think he could play for all titles with this team.“At the beginning, however, he got along with the players. This was also shown by the success in the Europa League.“By the beginning of this season, however, he lost more and more of the support of the locker room until he was no longer acceptable. You see how big his problems with the team were at the end, when you look at how the team plays now under his successor.”Given what happened at Mourinho’s prior stops, most notably at Chelsea and Real Madrid, that was not a surprise to Pereira, who notes that many players cannot handle Mourinho’s management style for more than few years before things begin to fracture. “Mourinho is a trainer for shorter periods,” Pereira said. “He’s never been in a club for more than two or three years, has success first, and finally gets into a fight because the chemistry inside is not right.“That’s just Mourinho. A very ambitious and demanding coach, but for some players after a certain time, too demanding. They will eventually relax and rest.“That was also the case in Manchester – and foreseeable for me before the season.”Pereira attributed part of the problems to Rui Faria’s departure from the club, though he did note Mourinho’s frustration with the club’s transfers also played a role“[Rui Faria] was something like Mourinho’s right hand, Mourinho’s mirror – a footballer who understood Mourinho’s way of working better than anyone else,” Pereira said. “The separation from him, but also the failed once again transfers were ultimately crucial for Mourinho’s failure.”And Pereira was not surprised United ultimately decided to part ways with the manager, given the circumstances. With the squad dissatisfied, it was a choice between them and the manager with only one outcome possible.“It’s still cheaper to fire a coach than a whole team,” Pereira said. “Those responsible no longer had a choice. The pressure was huge. A club like Manchester United can not settle for sixth or seventh place.“Even if teams like Liverpool or City are stronger: A Champions League course should be able to be reached with this squad.“Although Mourinho did not get every player he wanted, a lot of money was spent without a reasonable return.”
Newcastle have become “a laughing stock under Mike Ashley”, says Micky Quinn, with the decision to let Rafa Benitez leave the club branded “diabolical”.The Magpies have announced that their current manager will be moving on at the end of his contract, which expires on June 30.An apparent reluctance to meet the demands of a proven coach has been widely condemned by a loyal fan base and former players. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Quinn is among those who consider the current regime to be a “nightmare”, with some baffling decisions being made that do the collective cause at St James’ Park no favours.The ex-Magpies striker told talkSPORT of Benitez’s departure: “I’m not surprised at all.“As the days were ticking towards the end of Rafa’s four-year contract and not having anything sorted by this stage, I think it was inevitable he was going to leave.“He is a world class manager, and this guy was the comfort blanket like a baby has to the fans.“Benitez put the pride back in the Newcastle shirt after the appointments, and we’ve had some bad ones, we’ve had under Mike Ashley.“With Rafa leaving, it’s all up in the air again and the fans are devastated.“The Newcastle fans were proud to say he was their manager and that respect was everything at Newcastle, after almost becoming a laughing stock under Ashley.“It’s just a nightmare. I can’t believe a club of this stature can let a manager of that stature go. It’s embarrassing.“It just doesn’t make sense, but it’s Newcastle United.“I know for a fact he loves it up there and he wanted to take the club to the next level, but he’s had no investment compared to a lot of Premier League clubs.“The teams that went down – Fulham and Huddersfield – and Brighton as well, they all outspent Newcastle last year. It’s an embarrassment and it’s the fans who miss out because the club’s credibility goes out the window.“It’s just another farce in the Mike Ashley tenure. The footballing decisions have been diabolical.“He isn’t good enough for Newcastle, he doesn’t care about Newcastle. All the fans want someone like Rafa, who got Newcastle.“Rafa wanted to invest in the youth development, and Ashley wouldn’t even do that – it’s just madness.”The likes of Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Chris Hughton have been mentioned as potential successors to Benitez, but Quinn is not convinced by any of them, saying: “All the names mentioned, they couldn’t lace Rafa’s boots.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez claims he would have liked to have been a PE teacher if he hadn’t made it in professional football, and says the subject taught him how to discover his talent at school.Speaking at an event in partnership with EA Sports to reward winners of a national Premier League Primary Stars competition, the England centre-back talked at length about the importance of the subject in terms of bonding and teamwork.The 22-year-old began his youth career with Charlton Athletic in 2007 at the age of just 10, and moved through the ranks at the south-east London club, making his debut for their Under-18 team at just 13. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare In 2014 he made his first-team debut at 17-years-old, and less than 12 months later he was in the red of Liverpool.On paper, his rapid rise from the playgrounds of Catford to the bright lights of Anfield looks like the stuff of dreams, but it was a love of physical education at school that played a huge part in his success story.“PE was my favourite subject in school,” says Gomez. “I wasn’t bad in school, but I wasn’t the smartest, so I think it was the time that I could just enjoy myself and purely have fun. “I think that fun and enjoyment is the main thing in school. If I wasn’t a footballer I would have liked to be a PE teacher.“I knew that I couldn’t let my school affect my football by behaving badly and getting detention and all that sort of thing, so I made sure my homework was done.“Obviously, at that age, your parents emphasise that it’s important that you do well in school, otherwise they might take away your hobby.“It’s really important, not just for the health benefits but just for having fun. Psychologically it’s important that children get a chance to express themselves and sometimes PE is the best way to do that.“I found my talents in PE and it gave me a chance to have fun and enjoy time with my friends, so it is definitely important.”Gomez also talked about learning the basics of sports other than football, and the advantage that gave him as he learned his trade. And it was those skills that laid the foundations for his eventual success both domestically and internationally.“You need to have basic coordination, but having the confidence in yourself from that age – that you can do certain skills – is the main thing that helps you when you get older,” he says.“I loved sports day and all the races, so athletics and running were my other favourite sports.“But football is not an individual sport, and if there is no chemistry within the team, regardless of what talent you have, then you are not really going to succeed. “I think that shows within the team. Where you have got a good bond, you will all play for each other, play for the manager and play for the supporters.“I think it’s important that you are all one – not just within the team, but within the community and the supporters as well.“It’s important that we live our lives the right way, not only for performance but to be role models.“I think it’s important that we do our best to lead an example for the younger generation.“For any kids that want to achieve a dream I think you have just got to ask yourself, is it something you enjoy? That is the fundamental aspect.“If you don’t enjoy it, then you are not going to put that extra effort in to be the best that you can.”To find more information on the Premier League Primary Stars, click here. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Georgia is stocked at quarterback at the top of the depth chart. However, it could be in some trouble, should third-stringer Stetson Bennett transfer. The class of 2017 signal caller impressed during his first year with the program, and could head to another school at which he can play.Bennett probably doesn’t have a road to meaningful playing time at UGA. Jake Fromm is coming off of a freshman season in which he led the Dawgs to a national championship appearance. He’s being pushed by five-star talent Justin Fields, the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2018.The situation already led one Georgia quarterback to transfer out. Jacob Eason, a former five-star recruit who began the 2017 season as Georgia’s starter before going down for the season with a knee injury in Week 1.Eason transferred back to his native Washington, and will play for the Huskies. There, he’s a potential heir apparent to Jake Browning’s job.Bennett walked on at Georgia last year, turning down some smaller school options to play for the Dawgs. While he didn’t see playing time, coaches raved about his work on the scout team. From The Telegraph:During the postseason, Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker was complimentary of Bennett’s ability to challenge his unit on a daily basis.“Stetson Bennett is a beast, man,” Tucker said. “Stetson Bennett puts a lot of pressure on our defense because he is extremely quick, he’s fast and he can throw. He can throw in the pocket and he can throw on the run, and he’s very, very competitive.”Kirby Smart is open about the impact that a Stetson Bennett transfer would have on his depth chart:“We need to keep Stetson there and help us,” Smart said. “We don’t really have many other guys to be honest. We have two young quarterbacks who will be walk-ons, who we think are good players. But we’ve invested a lot in Stetson with the development he took this spring, and with what he did in bowl practices. I’m excited to see what he can do. We’re encouraging him to stay so he gets that opportunity.Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State were among the FBS programs to offer Bennett out of high school. Other lower level programs, including Columbia in the Ivy League, were also in on him.It is unclear whether he will leave Georgia, and what types of schools are interested if he does. Smart’s concern about it tells you what you need to know about his ability at quarterback.[The Telegraph]
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 01: General view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program is reportedly hiring a longtime NFL assistant coach, as Jim Harbaugh is adding to his staff. The former NFL assistant coach will reportedly be serving as an analyst/assistant coach.Pat Perles, a longtime NFL assistant coach, will reportedly be joining Harbaugh’s staff in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’ll be serving as an analyst and an assistant offensive line coach.ESPN NFL insider Field Yates had the details:“Michigan is hiring Pat Perles as an analyst/assistant OL coach. A very well regarded longtime NFL coach/scout,” he reports.Michigan is hiring Pat Perles as an analyst/assistant OL coach. A very well regarded longtime NFL coach/scout.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 11, 2019Michigan’s coaching staff has had quite a bit of turnover this offseason, with a couple of coaches leaving for other jobs.Harbaugh has made some big hires, too, landing highly-regarded Alabama assistant coach Josh Gattis, who is taking over the offense for the Wolverines.Michigan is coming off a somewhat disappointing 2018 season. The Wolverines started the season with Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hopes, but ended up finishing 10-3, losing to Ohio State in blowout fashion and to Florida in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.The Wolverines have yet to officially announce this coaching hire.Stay tuned.
BREAKING: Source close to game operations has confirmed to @jaxdotcom that #FSU vs. Boise will move to Tallahassee on Saturday. Game had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field.— Garry Smits (@gsmitter) August 29, 2019The news appears to be official, as it’s been announced by Florida government.Gov. DeSantis said the #FSU and Boise State game is shifting Saturday night from Jacksonville to Tallahassee— Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) August 29, 2019Florida State and Boise State were set to play in Jacksonville on Saturday night, though Tallahassee is a better location away from the storm.The game was scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on Saturday night, televised on ESPN.Stay tuned for an official update from Florida State. TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of play between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Florida State has yet to officially announce any changes to the Seminoles’ Week 1 game against Boise State, though a new report has revealed that the contest is being moved.Reports out of Jacksonville say that the Florida State-Boise State game will reportedly be moved as Hurricane Dorian intensifies as it makes its way toward the Sunshine State.Garry Smits of Times-Union Media reports that the Florida State-Boise State game will be moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee.“Source close to game operations has confirmed to @jaxdotcom that FSU vs. Boise will move to Tallahassee on Saturday. Game had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field,” he reports.
HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma to lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsBadminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma will lead the men’s singles team while Ashmita Chaliha and Vaishnavi Bhale will be the top women’s singles shuttlers.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 19:08 IST HS Prannoy will be the highest-ranked India at Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships. (@PRANNOYHSPRI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThis is the second edition of Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsThe men’s group will be led by HS Prannoy and 3-time national champion Sourabh VermaNationals semi-finalist 19-year-old Ashmita Chaliha will lead the women’s squadWorld No. 24 HS Prannoy will be leading the 13-member Indian team at the Tong Yun Kai Cup 2019 — the second edition of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships slated to be held at Hong Kong from March 19-24.Continuing with its attempts to give exposure to talented youngsters, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has selected seven young stars in the women’s squad to be headed by Assam’s wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha, after taking into consideration their performances at last month’s National Championships.The 19-year-old Chaliha already has a couple of BWF titles under her name and even reached the semi-finals of the Nationals. Chaliha will get support from Nagpur shuttler Vaishnavi Bhale who got selected for the Uber Cup last year. Bhale too proved her credentials by grabbing a bronze medal at the Nationals. Ashmita Chaliha has already won a couple of BWF titles. (BAI Photo)Shikha Gautam and Ashwini K Bhat have secured a berth due to their run to the Nationals women’s doubles title in Guwahati last month along with Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil and UK Mithula.On the men’s side, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy has the three-time national champion Sourabh Verma for company, in the six-member squad. Sourabh Verma won this year’s Senior Nationals title with a win over Lakshya Sen. (BAI Photo)World No. 45 pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran, who won the Nationals silver medal, will be spearheading the Indian challenge in men’s doubles along with Arun George and Sanyam Shukla.Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have been rested ahead of the upcoming India Open.advertisement11 teams have been divided into four groups in this six-day biennial competition. Team India has been placed in Group B, comprising Chinese Taipei and Singapore. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.India reached the quarter-finals in the last edition where they lost narrowly to Thailand.SQUAD:MEN: HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma, MR Arjun, Shlok Ramchandran, Arun George, Sanyam ShuklaWOMEN: Ashmita Chaliha, Vaishnavi Bhale, Shikha Gautam, Ashwini K Bhat, Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil, UK MithulaAlso Read | India Open 2019: Sindhu and Srikanth top Indian seeds, China send biggest-ever contingentAlso Read | India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsAlso Read | Transitional struggle from junior to senior: Indian badminton’s not so smashing success storyFor 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 Tags :Follow Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsFollow HS PrannoyFollow Sourabh VermaFollow Ashmita Chaliha Next
Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic back to best against Dominic Thiem to reach finalMadrid Open: World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Domic Thiem 7-6(2), 7-6(4) in a gruelling semi-final to set up a potential Rafael Nadal clash in the final.advertisement Reuters MadridMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 00:23 IST Novak Djokovic beat Dominic thiem to reach Madrid Open final. (Twitter/ @DjokerNole)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem 7-6(2), 7-6(4) in Madrid Open semi-finalsDjokovic will either play against Rafael Nadal or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finalDjokovic has won the Madrid Open two times in the pastWorld number one Novak Djokovic reached the final of the Madrid Open after seeing off last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in a gruelling, high-quality encounter on Saturday that lasted two hours and 22 minutes.The Serbian will meet either five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal, the world number two, or Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final after producing his best tennis since winning the Australian Open in January.Djokovic, winner in Madrid in 2011 and 2016, was fully rested after his quarter-final opponent Marin Cilic had withdrawn because of food poisoning, while Thiem had to dig deep to beat Roger Federer in a gruelling three-setter.Thiem, who had won the Barcelona Open last month and was on an eight-match winning streak, struck an early blow by breaking Djokovic in the fourth game but the Serbian responded by winning the next three games and saved two break points in the eighth.The Serbian won the first tiebreak comfortably after some poor shot selections from Thiem but was in trouble in the second set when he trailed 4-2.He immediately broke back and had the chance to serve for the match at 6-5 but squandered the opportunity with a double fault.Yet once again Djokovic had the edge in the tiebreak, earning three match points and taking the first one as Thiem smashed a baseline backhand well out, booking his place in a first final since winning the Australian Open.Also Read | Roger Federer to play Italian Open ahead of French Open comebackAlso Read | Madrid Open: Simona Halep to face Kiki Bertens in the finalAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Madrid OpenFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Rafael NadalFollow Dominc Thiem Next
Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 09:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi K20 will go official in Xiaomi’s home market, China, on May 28.The Redmi K20 is coming to India soon.Triple rear cameras setup for the Redmi K20 has been confirmed.Xiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi flagship killer aka the Redmi K20 next week. The company has confirmed that the Redmi K20 will launch on May 28. This is the day when the Redmi K20 will go official in Xiaomi’s home market, China. The Redmi K20 will come to India as well. Last week Xiaomi India confirmed that the Redmi K20 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will launch in India very soon. The company has yet to reveal the India launch date of the Redmi K20, but we believe that the phone may be available in the country sometime around June. Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain has revealed the first look of the Redmi K20.Jain revealed the first look at the Redmi K20 via a Twitter post on Wednesday. In the photo posted by Jain the Redmi K20 appears in Red colour. We expect there will be other colour variants of the Redmi K20. The picture of the Redmi K20 also reveals some of the key details about the phone. The picture shows that the Redmi K20 will include triple cameras on the back panel followed by LED flash. The triple camera module is placed in the middle of the rear panel. The primary camera that is expected to sport a 48MP sensor is seen placed separately on the back, which is then followed by a dual camera setup placed inside the same module.Interestingly, the Redmi K20 doesn’t show a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This hints at the under the display fingerprint sensor. As rumours also revealed the Redmi K20 will be the first phone from Redmi to come with in-display fingerprint sensor. Rumours and leaks suggest that the Redmi K20 will come with seventh generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor that will enable users to unlock the screen look at finger touch.advertisementAhead of the launch almost all the specs of the Redmi K20 have been revealed. Rumours suggest that two phones are going to launch under the Redmi K series on May 28. One will be the Redmi K20 that is said to be powered by Snapdragon 700 series processor. The second one will be the Pro edition aka Redmi K20 Pro that is said to be powered by Snapdragon 855 flagship processor.Let’s take a quick look at all the key specs of the Redmi K20: –The Redmi K20 will come with a 6.39-inch display with Super AMOLED panel on the top. The phone is said to offer 91.2 per cent screen to body ratio and screen resolution of 1080 x 2340p. The screen of the Redmi K20 will be protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.–On the rear panel the Redmi K20 is expected to sport a 48MP primary sensor, 13MP secondary ultrawide lens, and third is an 8MP telephoto lens.–On the front the phone may include a pop-up camera that is supposed to include a 20MP sensor.–The Redmi K20 will come with a massive 4000mAh battery with up to 27W fast charging support.–The phone is said to run on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie.–The Redmi K20 is said to come with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration.–The phone will include a 3,5mm headphone jack, USB Type C, 7th generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S quick review: Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and extra price of Rs 1000ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which 48MP camera Xiaomi phone should you buy?ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 7S: How they are different, which Xiaomi is better buyGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi First official look of Redmi K20 is out, confirms three cameras and hints at in-display fingerprint sensorAhead of the launch, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain has revealed the first look of the Redmi K20. In the photo posted by Jain, the Redmi K20 appears in Red colour.advertisement
Next New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Will rain play spoilsport in World Cup final?New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: England will look to beat New Zealand and clinch maiden World Cup title provided rain doesn’t play a spoilsport.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 14:09 IST Photo: ReutersAs England take on New Zealand in the big final at Lord’s on Sunday, both teams will be eyeing their maiden World Cup title. Last time when both the teams met in the group stage and England defeated New Zealand, breaking a 27-year-old record.New Zealand beat favourites India to seal the final spot, England thrashed arch-rivals Australia by eight wickets to set up the final date.England are totted as clear favourites but one can’t underestimate New Zealand, after seeing the quality of cricket they produced to knock out table toppers India in the semi-final.While both teams have quality bowling attacks, the batting of the New Zealand outfit is something that will definitely bother the Kiwis, especially the poor form of experienced opener Martin Guptill. While his direct hit to dismiss M.S. Dhoni did change the outcome of the semi-final between India and New Zealand, he would wish to give the Kiwis a good start at the top. And there is a positive in there.To be fair to the Kiwis, while the bowling attack of the two teams looks almost at par on paper, England’s batting has a lot more depth as compared to the Kiwis, and Kane Williamson’s boys will have their task cut out if they are to clean the batting up. But then, on a given day, anything can happen and the New Zealand players will definitely take confidence from their semi-final encounter against India.New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Updates from LondonadvertisementThe weather, after troubling the cricketers right through the tournament, is expected to be bright and sunny and that should mean a slight advantage to the batsmen. The wickets to have started to get slower and the bowlers have been using a lot of cutters recently.A high of 22 C (72 F) is expected on Sunday. Sunny spells are anticipated and it will feel comfortable for fans enjoying the sporting events.”Fans in open seating areas will want to make sure to have hats, sunglasses and sun cream,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger. Screen grab from AccuWeatherALSO READ | Come on England: 101 former cricketers wish their team good luck ahead of World Cup 2019 finalALSO READ | World Cup 2019: Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments, says Ricky PontingALSO WATCH | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma has been batsman of the tournament, says Michael ClarkeFor 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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Lord’s WeatherFollow New Zealand vs England
World Test Championship: FAQs and all you need to know about the inaugural tournamentWhat is World Test Championship? With the much-anticipated cycle of Test matches set to begin with the first Ashes Test, here’s all that you need to know about latest series of effort from ICC aimed at provided more context to Test cricket.advertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 15:30 IST India will begin their World Test Championship campaign during tour of West Indies in August (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTop teams will feature in the World Test Championships over a 2-year cyclePoints will be awarded to Test match wins in bilateral seriesTop 2 teams at the end of the 2-year cycle will play the Test Championships finalThe maiden edition of the highly-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) is all set to start with the inaugural Ashes Test between England and Australia starting from August 1 in Birmingham. The 2-Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand starting from August 14 will also be played in the WTC fold with India’s tour to the Caribbean following next.In this explainer, we will take you through everything that you wanted to know about the World Test Championship – from its rules, teams, rankings, fixtures and the whether the winner will be decided by a Super Over or not! Read on:What is the World Test Championship and why do we need it?The World Test Championship is the latest in a series of efforts from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide more context to Test cricket. While earlier, Test rankings at the end of every season decided who would hold the Test Championship mace, the WTC promises to change all that with teams fighting it out in a 2-year-long tournament rather than just depending on the rankings to decide the winner in the sport’s oldest and most coveted format. With every Test being played under the WTC fold counting towards an overall points table, the general lack of interest in dead rubbers at the end of a series is also set to decline sharply.Are all Test-playing teams playing the World Test Championship?Simple answer, no. As you must be aware, Zimbabwe is no more allowed to feature in ICC tournaments, although they weren’t in the scheme of things anyway when ICC designed the tournament. Apart from Zimbabwe, Test cricket’s 2 newest entrants Afghanistan and Ireland will also not be involved in the inaugural edition of the WTC. Essentially it would mean that the top nine-ranked Test nations – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – will be part of the 1st World Test Championship.advertisementOkay. But how will the winner be decided? Will a Super Over come into play?For every match played under the WTC, a certain number of points will be up for grabs and the top 2 teams with the most points at the end of the 2-year cycle will play the final at Lord’s in June 2021 to decide the winner. If the final is tied or drawn, the team which topped the points table at the end of the league stage will be declared the winner. However, the ICC rules haven’t made it clear what would happen if both the teams are tied on points as well. A Super Over? Probably not. However, things might get clearer in the coming days once ICC clarifies the rules.Will every Test played from August 1, 2019 be part of the World Test Championship?No. The Tests played by WTC nations against Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland will not be part of the WTC cycle but will still be relevant for the ICC Test Rankings. Marquee series like The Ashes and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be part of the WTC.But will the 9 teams play each other during the World Test Championship?Again, no. All 9 teams are scheduled to play a total of 6 Test series (3 Home, 3 Away) under the WTC fold meaning that no team will be able to play the rest others in the 2-year cycle.This could mean that teams will end up playing an unequal number of matches…Yes, but the ICC has tried to balance this by making a total of 120 Championship points being available for every series irrespective of its length.This points system is confusing me. Could you explain more?As explained in the table below, each Test series will have 120 Championship points up for grabs. The number of points for each Test will be equal to 120 divided by the total number of matches in the series. For example, a win in either of the Tests of the 2-Test series between West Indies and India in August 2019 will award the winner 60 points but the corresponding award for winning an Ashes Test will be 24 points (details below).If the match is a draw, both the teams will get only one-third of the points available for the match, thus incentivizing teams to go for an outright result rather than trying to secure a draw.Points Distribution of World Test Championship explained:Matches in SeriesPoints for WinPoints for a TiePoints for a DrawPoints for a Loss260302003402013.30430151005241280Is this a good system?At least it’s a start in the right direction. The system is not without its fallacies. For one, it doesn’t give any extra weight to away wins and if a team plays more Tests at home, winning most of them, it could still end up ranking higher than a team which has more away wins in tough conditions but playing a lesser number of matches.advertisementAlso, there are chances that a series of lesser number of Tests (2-3) could be more rewarding than a grueling 5-Test series like The Ashes. Given, this is the maiden edition of the World Test Championship, further changes in the system could be arrived at in the future as the ICC keeps learning from the outcomes.Here is a list of complete fixtures of the World Test Championship in the 2019-21 cycle:IndiaJuly-August 2019: 2 Tests v West Indies (A)October-November 2019: 3 Tests v South Africa (H)November 2019: 2 Tests v Bangladesh (H)February 2020: 2 Tests v New Zealand (A)December 2020: 4 Tests v Australia (A)January-February 2021: 5 Tests v England (H)EnglandJuly-August 2019: 5 Tests v Australia (H)December 2019-January 2020: 4 Tests v South Africa (A)March 2020: 2 Tests v Sri Lanka (A)June-July 2020: 3 Tests v West Indies (H)July-August 2020: 3 Tests v Pakistan (H)January-February 2021: 5 Tests v India (A)AustraliaJuly-August-September 2019: 5 Tests v England (A)November 2019: 2 Tests v Pakistan (H)December 2019-January 2020: 3 Tests v New Zealand (H)February 2020: 2 Tests v Bangladesh (A)November-December 2020: 4 Tests v India (H)February-March 2021: 3 Tests v South Africa (A)South AfricaOctober 2019: 3 Tests v India (A)December 2019-January 2020: 4 Tests v England (H)July-August 2020: 2 Tests v West Indies (A)January 2021: 2 Tests v Sri Lanka (H)January-February 2021: 2 Tests v Pakistan (A)February-March 2021: 3 Tests v Australia (H)New ZealandJuly-August 2019: 2 Tests v Sri Lanka (A)December 2019-January 2020: 3 Tests v Australia (A)February 2020: 2 Tests v India (H)August-September 2020: 2 Tests v Bangladesh (A)November-December 2020: 3 Tests v West Indies (H)December 2020: 2 Tests v Pakistan (H)Sri LankaJuly-August 2019: 2 Tests v New Zealand (H)October 2019: 2 Tests v Pakistan (A)March-April 2020: 2 Tests v England (H)July-August 2020: 3 Tests v Bangladesh (H)January 2021: 2 Tests v South Africa (A)February-March 2021: 2 Tests v West Indies (A)PakistanOctober 2019: 2 Tests v Sri Lanka (H)November-December 2019: 2 Tests v Australia (A)January-February 2020: 2 Tests v Bangladesh (H)July-August 2020: 3 Tests v England (A)December 2020: 2 Tests v New Zealand (A)January-February 2021: 2 Tests v South Africa (H)BangladeshNovember 2019: 3 Tests v India (A)January-February 2020: 2 Tests v Pakistan (A)February 2020: 2 Tests v Australia (H)July-August 2020: 3 Tests v Sri Lanka (A)August-September 2020: 2 Tests v New Zealand (H)January-February 2021: 3 Tests v Windies (H)West IndiesJuly-August 2019: 2 Tests v India (H)June-July 2020: 3 Tests v England (A)July-August 2020: 2 Tests v South Africa (H)November-December 2020: 3 Tests v New Zealand (A)January-February 2021: 3 Tests v Bangladesh (A)February-March 2021: 2 Tests v Sri Lanka (H)Also Read | Sourav Ganguly surprised by absence of Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane in ODI squad for West Indies tourAlso Read | Joe Root wants England to ride on World Cup win for Ashes gloryAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Test ChampionshipFollow India cricket teamFollow ICC
You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall 1. Marine Layer Fog Jacket 3. Marine Layer Fog Jacket 4. Marine Layer Fog Jacket 5. Marine Layer Fog Jacket Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More Spring and summer in California isn’t what most would dub “severe,” but weather is weather no matter where you are. Whether it be the dense fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean during your early morning commute, the steady winds punctuating a late-weekend hike, or merely an unexpected pattering of rain as you meander about town, Marine Layer’s Fog Jacket ($175) is designed to thwart the everyday elements with a welcome blend of sleek style and refreshing practicality.San Francisco-based Marine Layer is a company priding itself in sustainable, American-made apparel. Founder Mike Natenshon essentially started the company in his living room circa 2002, aiming to construct a product that fit great while retaining the familiar softness of your favorite shirt — you know, the one now run ragged through years of washing and persistent use. More than a decade and few credit bills later, Marine Layer now offers everything from casual tees and flavorful wovens to classic polos and stylish outerwear. A swath of California mills knit the company’s custom fabric, conventionally blending Pima Cotton and MicroModal, the latter of which is derived from recycled beech wood. It’s comfortable and functional, while providing peace of mind in knowing the company supports a range of American workers and factories that have been in place for more than 25 years and counting. And it looks great doing it, too.Available in either a blue or tan and red build, the company’s flagship Fog Jacket offers top-body protection made of quality materials and an attractive, split-body design. A lightweight, cotton ripstop body accompanies the waterproof nylon top, ensuring durable construction while shielding wearers from dew and other environmental elements you’re bound to encounter on a daily basis. The jacket also features cotton cord drawstrings and round leather stoppers akin to many modern jackets, along with a bevy of pockets located both inside and outside the jacket for minimal storage. The soft, poly-lined body is comfortable and exceptionally breathable, while providing ample room for additional layering during those cool spring nights when minimal warmth just won’t cut it.Check out the Marine Layer website for additional information — or if in the Bay Area or Portland, Ore. — head over to Marine Layer store near you. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season
London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer We have seen it too many times – well dressed man, awful ratty old belt. Alas, it may be time to switch it out for a belt that can stretch and give a bit after a big meal or night of drinking and that has serious style.Beltology has created a line of belts that are more comfortable and provide an exact fit for everyone at every moment—that’s because these belts don’t have any holes. Instead the prong passes through the webbed strap at any place that feels most comfortable.“No one has gone after the belt market in the way we are doing it,” says co-founder Andrew Heffernan. “We’ve definitely hit a sweet spot.”He teamed up with Anna Lundberg to launch Beltology in January 2014. They noticed the men’s accessories line was exploding with growth, but there was one item being overlooked: belts.“Every other accessory in the men’s world was growing in double digits, but the belt was flatlined with absolutely zero growth,” says Heffernan. “That triggered us to get into the belt market.”They have a wide variety of patterns and colors and will continue to add new designs to their website. Priced at $55 to $60 per belt, it’s an affordable way to make a fashion statement while being completely comfortable.Sales are steady across the designs they offer, but Heffernan points to the Wall Street belt as a popular seller. It’s a play on a herringbone pattern.“We provide a better quality product at a better price,” Heffernan says.They’ll keep 20 to 25 belts on stock all the time and add in seasonal designs as well as limited editions based on collaborations with different designers.
The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations For more than twenty years, Robert Novogratz and his wife Cortney have developed and designed properties all across the globe. Their career has spanned multiple platforms from television (Bravo’s 9 by Design, and HGTV’s Home by Novogratz), to books (Home by Novogratz and Downtown Chic) and products (CB2, Soundfreaq, Macy’s, Shutterfly and Walmart.com); Robert and Cortney have done it all while still finding the time to have seven kids (Wolfgang, 17; Bellamy, 16; Tallulah, 16; Breaker, 13; Five, 9; Holleder, 9; Major, 6).With a keen eye, the Novogratz have created distinctive architectural details from wrecks and empty lots; crafting exclusive techniques and finishes for each room with rare collectibles. An eye that has translated to Roberts’s wardrobe, with a mix of vintage pieces, as well as modern clean lines, he uses the same esthetics whether renovating a castle or choosing an outfit.To see more of his style, check out his Pinterest boards on art, style icons, crushes, and fashion and see his favorites below.Jeans: Levis 501Shirts: Calvin Klein for T-shirts, Comme Des Gardons for dress shirts.Pants: PradaSuits: Yohji Yamamoto or Thom Browne.Shoes: Rick Owens and Prada.Accessories: I am into hats – Rag and Bone, Gucci Beanies and New Era Ball Caps.Outerwear: This is my vice of choice – Prada or a Burberry trench.Favorite Cologne: Don’t use it.Your favorite App: Pinterest. As a designer I use it all the time.Favorite piece of technology: My iPhone.Next tech purchase: Apple Watch perhaps? Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service
Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.Just west of mainland Scotland lie the Outer Hebrides, a string of more than 100 small islands that are inhabited by a population of only 26,000 people. There, situated on the Isle of South Uist, you’ll find Salar Smokehouse, which has been producing small batch, premium smoked salmon for 30 years. Heritage, tradition and quality reign supreme at this family-run operation, so we decided to take a look inside the smokehouse doors to see what makes this place truly special.Salmon farming is a key part of Scotland’s economy and accounts for 40 percent of the country’s food exports. Salar has relationships with the very best producers and only sources their salmon from the most reputable suppliers. They produce an excellent traditional cold smoked salmon that’s massaged with their signature cure then slowly roasted over oak for a minimum of 36 hours. But the real star of Salar is their flaky smoked salmon, which is lightly cured then roasted over wood smoke to produce a dark outer glaze and succulent, flaky texture that’s downright addicting. The smokehouse only employs about six local people, with a handful more joining the team around the holidays, so their smoked salmon is truly a small batch, artisan product.We connected with Iain MacRury—who purchased the smokehouse in 2015—to learn more about Salar’s signature flaky salmon, the company’s sustainability practices and what’s next for the brand.First things first, why flaky smoked salmon?We have a unique recipe—which is produced in top-secret, locally-designed and built kilns—that’s different from every other hot smoked salmon on the market. It retains all of its natural juices and does not dry out, and the salmon is also extremely high in omega 3 oils. There was a strong following of the brand and its products and a need for this leading superior quality salmon to remain available to our loyal customers, some of which have been purchasing it for 30 years.In 2008, a company that produces farmed salmon purchased Salar, and you bought it in 2015 with plans to relaunch the brand with a back-to-basics approach. What did you change about the company when you took the helm?We went back to the recipe and brand that had been so successful for the original owner, which was a key decision that was important to our customers. It is now a family run business once again with the owners at the heart of every process, who add the love that our products deserve. Each portion has that personal touch, and once again it is a household name. We now have five family members involved in the process.How do you source your salmon? Does sustainability play a part in your decisions?Our salmon is sourced from Scottish farmed salmon producers, and we will only source fish reared in the fresh clean waters off the west coast of Scotland. We only buy superior fillets and our three main suppliers provide the best quality.You’re dedicated to experimenting with new types of products. Is there a project you’ve been working on lately that you’re particularly excited about?Currently, we are developing a new smoked scallop range using traditional methods. We’re testing various wood chips for a sweet yet smoky depth of flavour, and it’s something we hope to launch in the next couple of months. We are also looking at producing Haddock smokies (whole smoked haddock) with our own unique recipe.You have some fantastic recipes that utilize the Salar’s smoked salmon. What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy your product?The only way, in my mind, to enjoy the product is as is—no frills—with just a simple dressed salad and wonderful flaky smoked salmon, perhaps with a little brown bread to complement it. 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products Editors’ Recommendations