TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say BVB, PSG challenge Arsenal for Celtic whizkid Dembeleby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are joining Arsenal in the race to sign Karamoko Dembele from Celtic.The 16-year-old has become one the hottest properties in Europe over the past few months.The Sunclaims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a huge fan of Dembele and wants to add him to the squad.But it appears that he will have competition. PSG are interested, while Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund are “hot” for the youngster as well.Dembele has not played this season for the Celtic first team, but is rated very highly by everyone in the game.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer is training with Aston Villa.He is seeking a new club after departing Millwall in the summer, says the Daily Mail.Archer was released by the Lions at the end of the last campaign and would be an experienced option for a number of clubs, having clocked up more than 200 senior appearances in his career.The 26-year-old will work with Villa goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler and the ‘keepers who have not departed on international duty, Orjan Nyland and Jed Steer, as well as the rest of the squad who have remained at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.Archer started his career at Tottenham but never made a senior appearance for the club. He joined Millwall permanently in 2015, following a successful loan spell, and made more than 150 appearances for the Lions.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I know I can improveby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he’ll get better as he gets fitter.Hudson-Odoi is confident of his place in manager Frank Lampard’s plans.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player,” he said. “I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back. I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was. Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff.”
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes leads his team onto the field against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff semifinal contests may be over, but ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ still awaits. Friday, Iowa and Stanford are set to tangle in the Rose Bowl in what might be the most exciting non-playoff postseason contest. It’s the first appearance in the big game for the Hawkeyes since 1991, and as such, tens of thousands of Hawkeyes fans are making the trip out west.Thursday, the school released an interesting hype video for fans to watch ahead of the fourth quarter. Check it out:For your viewing pleasure during the 4th quarter of the @rosebowlgame | #Hawkeyes : @chrisruthiowa https://t.co/5Zh1MDgMcB— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 31, 2015Will Iowa restore faith in the Big Ten after a rough Thursday night? We’ll find out in just a few hours.
Vine/Andy WittryMaryland struggled down the stretch this season, but played Big Ten favorite Michigan State very tough in today’s conference semifinal. With 0.8 seconds left, down 64-61, the Terps had a chance at a long Melo Trimble heave to tie the game, and on the play it appears that he may have been fouled by Michigan State’s Eron Harris while shooting. A call would have put Trimble, an 86-percent free throw shooter, on the line with a chance to tie the game, but the referees swallowed their whistles, giving Sparty the win.Was it the right call? You decide:Last shot by Maryland. Close call on if it’s a foul or not. Michigan St. wins and will play Purdue tomorrow https://t.co/lCScEB2jwb— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) March 12, 2016Twitter certainly doesn’t have a consensus.Don’t think that was a foul on Harris but WHY IS HE THERE???— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 12, 2016That was a foul on the last shot but #Terps had their chances.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) March 12, 2016LOL Maryland got screwed on the last play. Clear foul.— Peyton Manning GOAT (@mranieri17) March 12, 2016Maryland didn’t deserve a foul at the end. They got too many of them the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half. So no, Terp fans can’t complain— Adam Ruff (@AdamMRuff) March 12, 2016Terps nation: dont complain about the “foul” at the end. Complain about the coach that doesn’t prepare our team or make any adjustments— DLee (@dmvDLEE) March 12, 2016At any other point in the game that’s a foul. Basketball is dumb— Alyssa Goins (@AlyssaGoins) March 12, 2016“I swear to god I didn’t see it” as CBS shows him losing it because it was clearly a foul— Anthony Valle (@Ant_Films) March 12, 2016That was probably a foul at the end of the Maryland-Michigan State game, but a referee is never going to call that.— Justin Howard (@JustinHoward44) March 12, 2016At the same time, if you’re stupid enough to contest a 3/4-length shot and make contact, you should probably be punished with a foul.— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) March 12, 2016“If that was a foul, I will tell you some other ones on our side that were fouls.” -Tom Izzo #goat #V4MSU #bigtentournament— Jerry VanDorpe (@JDVanDorpe) March 12, 2016That is 100 percent a foul.— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) March 12, 2016Calling a foul there would be very rough, but Harris can’t put himself in that position. Michigan State might’ve gotten a little lucky today.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>
Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves has passed away at the age of 32.Former Auburn linebacker Quentin Groves, who also had a short stint in the NFL, has died at the age of 32, according to multiple reports. Groves, according to 247 Sports, was in Trinidad with his family celebrating his daughter’s birthday at the time of his death.Groves, who was an All-SEC selection twice, was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars back in the 2008 NFL Draft.There’s no official report on Groves’ cause of death. Luke Easterling of USA Today, however, is reporting that Groves suffered a heart attack.Former #Auburn DE & #Jags 2nd-round pick Quentin Groves has passed away after suffering a heart attack. #CFB #NFL #RIP— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) October 15, 2016Groves, after medical tests at the NFL Combine, was discovered to have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He had an ablation to help treat the disorder.Auburn confirmed the tragic news Saturday afternoon.The Auburn Family is deeply saddened by the passing of AU great Quentin Groves. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates. pic.twitter.com/fOoMZrx2nC— Auburn Football (@FootballAU) October 15, 2016Our thoughts and prayers are with Groves’ family and friends.
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Scott Frost has landed his quarterback in the class of 2019. He got one with some impressive football bloodlines.Littleton (Colo.) Valor Christian four-star quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced his commitment to Nebraska moments ago. McCaffrey chose the Huskers over Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Michigan, Ohio State, Ole Miss, UNC, Washington and others.He is the youngest member of the McCaffrey clan. His father Ed was a longtime NFL wide receiver and older brother Christian currently plays running back for the Carolina Panthers.Another brother Dylan is a quarterback at Michigan, and oldest brother Max played wide receiver at Duke and briefly in the NFL.After much consideration, I am extremely blessed to announce that I am officially committed to The University of Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/BvYFUVTFDH— Luke McCaffrey (@mccaffrey_luke) June 4, 2018The top 2019 recruit in Colorado, Luke McCaffrey hasn’t been limited to quarterback thus far. In fact, he’s never been the full-time starter there for his school.McCaffrey was the primary backup to Blake Stenstrom, a Colorado signee, last season. In the playing time he received, McCaffrey completed 54-of-71 passes for 878 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.He also rushed for 548 yards and nine touchdowns and hauled in 19 receptions for 147 yards and one score.In 2016, McCaffrey was primarily a receiver, catching 47 passes for 717 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 245 yards and two TDs that season as a sophomore.
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles coaching in the second half against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Willie Taggart had a very tumultuous first season at Florida State. Even one year in, there is significant pressure on him to turn it around next year, and it could result in the controversial hiring of Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, the son of disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles.He coached under his father for the Bears, and was a key part of the staff during the sexual assault scandal that rocked the team.His subsequent hires at both FAU by Lane Kiffin and Houston by Major Applewhite both came under scrutiny, but both are Group of Five programs.Now, he could head to a third new program in as many years, with the rumors of his move to Florida State. Houston media has reported the move, though it is not official yet.According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Willie Taggart has told recruits during this crucial period that they will “like” the offensive hires, though there is no official Kendal Briles news.Writer Jim Henry acknowledges that “every indication” that Briles will be the move, though he remains at Houston as of now.All signs continue to point to Taggart bringing in Briles, 36, as his next offensive coordinator.Those same signs continue to suggest that Briles – currently the associate head football coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston – will bring at least one assistant coach with him.If that happens, current FSU coaches – some of whom have been on the road actively recruiting – will be impacted.The early signing period begins on December 19. The ‘Noles class currently ranks No. 13 in the country.It is unclear whether Briles will make the move before that period, but with just a few days remaining, it seems like FSU will wait until after many of their recruits sign with the program to make an offensive coordinator hire official.[Tallahassee Democrat]
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama’s backup quarterback, Jalen Hurts, has made it clear this week that any talk of him transferring out of the Crimson Tide’s program is premature.The dual-threat quarterback has one season of eligibility remaining and most expect him to play that season elsewhere. Hurts, though, pointed out to reporters this week that he’s yet to discuss a potential transfer. All of the transfer talk has come from the media.Transfer talk isn’t going away, of course.Hurts is starting quarterback-caliber player and, probably, would want to start in his final season in 2019.Where might Hurts end up if he does transfer?Two major programs have been named potential options.Sirius XM College Sports radio host Jason Horowitz and Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples discussed two major programs as potential options earlier this month.“He will wind up on a team with a good roster,” Staples said. “He’ll have a good supporting cast. Put Jalen Hurts in the right offense and he can put up some really good numbers. I say Oklahoma, because look, Austin Kendall was the backup and he’ll be the presumed favorite to win the starting job next year.But if the guy was the SEC freshman player of the year couple years ago was interested in coming, that would be an interesting spot because Lincoln Riley has been really good with quarterbacks. (And) if Justin Herbert leaves Oregon, I would imagine Mario Cristobal, who was involved in Jalen Hurts’ recruitment …. (sic).”For now, though, Hurts and Alabama are set to take on Oklahoma.The Crimson Tide and the Sooners are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.
India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket matchIndia vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st T20I Live Streaming: India have played 37 internationals across South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand since the start of 2018. They have won 6 series in those countries. Can India add another series win to their kitty and show the world why they are the best travellers in the world?advertisement India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 19:58 IST India vs New Zealand Live Streaming, 1st One Day International Match (AP Photo)In the T20Is, India comprehensively outplayed the hosts to clinch the series 4-1. India looked out of sorts only in Hamilton but they bounced back in style in the last match and will aim to carry the momentum to the shortest format with some more promising players joining the squad.”We would be looking to win the series and carry the momentum back home for the Australia series,” Shikhar Dhawan told reporters on Tuesday.This T20I series will also be a good opportunity for youngsters like Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill to rise to the occasion and stake a claim for a World Cup spot.Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni also returned to the T20I squad after a long hiatus. The Ranchi stumper last featured in a T20 match in July.In the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli who has been rested, Rohit Sharma will lead the squad and will be aiming to repeat the result of the T20I series.Apart from that, India’s batting seemed settled with the likes of opener Shikhar Dhawan, swashbuckling batsman Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni in the squad.In the bowling department, India will miss the services of pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has also been rested.Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack which comprises of Mohammad Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.What time does the 1st T20I between India vs New Zealand start?advertisementThe first T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 6, Wednesday at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 1st T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.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 India vs New Zealand Live streamingFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand LiveFollow Where to Watch India vs New Zealand MatchFollow How to Watch India vs New Zealand Match
Reuters BarcelonaMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 09:35 IST Lionel Messi (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLionel Messi scored 36 league goals in Barcelona’s title-winning runMessi has won the Golden Shoe for a record-extending 6th timeMessi maintained he is not thinking about personal awardsLionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe’s Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he needed in Paris St Germain’s final league match of the season on Friday.Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in league matches in Europe’s top divisions, for a record-extending sixth time after finding the net 36 times for Barcelona, while Mbappe ended the campaign on 33 goals after scoring PSG’s only goal in a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims.While Messi’s goal haul helped his side clinch the La Liga title last month the 31-year-old Argentine said earlier on Friday that he was not giving the Golden Shoe race much thought with the side still coming to terms with their Champions League semi-final elimination to Liverpool.”I haven’t been thinking about that prize at all, we are still coping with what happened against Liverpool and I’m not thinking about personal awards,” Messi told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.Also 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 Lionel MessiFollow LA LigaFollow Kylian MbappeFollow Golden ShoeFollow Champions League Lionel Messi finishes Europe’s top scorer for 3rd straight yearLionel Messi scored 36 league goals for Barcelona in their title-winning campaign and finished with 3 more than nearest rival Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. advertisement Next
Team treats Kangana for good work in ‘Panga’Kangana Ranaut was treated with a lavish south Indian meal by her team to appreciate the efforts she has been putting in as a kabaddi player in Pangaadvertisement Mail Today Bureau June 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 11:39 IST Kangana Ranaut was treated with a lavish south Indian meal by her team to appreciate the efforts she has been putting in as a kabaddi player in Panga . Ranaut has been working really hard to get into character by gaining and losing weight, doing pilates, slogging in the gym and learning the sport. The team shared this picture of her enjoying the food on Instagram on Tuesday.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 byApoorva Abhay Uzagare Tags :Follow Kangana RanautFollow TreatFollow PangaFollow Kabaddi playerFollow South Indian meal
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 11:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG W10 will likely launch in India on June 26 as per leaked invite.The LG W10 will come with triple cameras, unique colours and customisable notch.It is also rumoured to pack a 4,000mAh battery and 6.2-inch display.LG will announce a brand new W series in India soon. We already know that the first phone in this new series will be called the LG W10. We also know that Amazon will sell the device after it goes official. The e-commerce platform has already revealed several key details about the LG W10 such as its triple camera setup and colour options. Now, we also know that LG plans to launch the W10 in India on Wednesday, June 26.An image of what looks to be the official invite for the LG W series event has made its way online, revealing the launch date as June 26. The event is expected to begin at 11:30am in New Delhi. LG may live stream the launch event, but there is no word on that just yet.LG W series smartphone(s) launching on June 26.#lg #LGW10 pic.twitter.com/z8q6nXBpKeMukul Sharma (@stufflistings) June 21, 2019The LG W10, from what we know so far, will be an affordable smartphone that will pack a few notable features such as a triple camera setup that will include a wide-angle lens and possible dedicated night mode for low-light photography, unique gradient colours and the option to customise the display notch.It is also rumoured that the LG W10 will pack a hefty 4,000mAh battery and will ship with Android 9 Pie. However, it is unclear whether it will be a stock Android interface or customised UI. The LG W10 will also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and will be offered in three colours – green, black and blue.advertisementThe LG W10 could either get a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset or a Snapdragon 439 SoC, as per past rumours. The handset is said to sport a 6.2-inch display and will be offered with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage as per its listing on the Android Enterprise website.ALSO READ | LG W10 specs leaked ahead of India launchGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow LGFollow LG W10 LG W10 launch date in India revealed to be June 26 as per leaked inviteAn image of what looks to be the official invite for the LG W series event has been leaked, revealing the launch date of the W10 in India as June 26. The LG W10 will come with a triple camera setup and customisable notch.advertisement
Next US Open 2019: Novak Djokovic retires with injury, Stan Wawrinka reaches quarter-finalsWorld No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with an apparent shoulder injury when he was down 2 sets and 1-2 in the Round of 16 match against former champion Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday. advertisement Associated Press New YorkSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 08:46 IST US Open 2019: Novak Djokovic has had to deal with a shoulder injury in the ongoing tournament (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSStan Wawrinka reaches 1st US Open quarter-final since his win in 2016Novak Djokovic retired with a left shoulder injury Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 before Djokovic retiredDefending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic’s stay at the US Open ended abruptly when he stopped playing during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of pain in his left shoulder.Djokovic was trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 and being thoroughly outplayed when he retired from the match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, shaking his head as he walked over to the chair umpire to say he was conceding.”It’s never the way you want to finish the match,” said Wawrinka, who will face No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals. “I feel sorry for Novak.”Djokovic, a 32-year-old Serb, had won 36 of his past 37 Grand Slam matches, and four of the last five major titles, in one of the most dominant stretches this sport has seen.6-4, 7-5, 2-1 (ret.)@stanwawrinka returns to the QF after Djokovic retires from the match.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/3cGoWzcE0b US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 2, 2019Shoulder injury pegs back Novak DjokovicBut he began complaining about his left shoulder during a second-round victory on Wednesday, when he repeatedly got massaged by a trainer during changeovers.Djokovic won his next match Friday, looking good, and declared himself mostly pain-free, although he refused to disclose any details of the injury or what type of treatment he had received.His bid for a fourth U.S. Open championship and 17th Slam trophy in all suddenly dissipated Sunday at the conclusion of what for him amounted to a listless and ineffective effort.Against Wawrinka, a three-time major champion himself, Djokovic never quite had the usual verve on his shots or range on his formidable service returns. He was out of sorts on all manner of shots, accumulating 30 unforced errors and only 12 winners through the first two sets.advertisementHe managed to lead 3-0 and 4-1 in the second set, but that was just about all he had in him.When that set ended, Djokovic had a trainer on for a massage, but soon thereafter, his title defense was over.Djokovic entered the night with a 19-5 head-to-head edge against Wawrinka across their careers. This, though, was their first meeting since the 2016 U.S. Open final, won by Wawrinka.This scuttles the possibility of a semifinal between Djokovic and 20-time major champion Roger Federer, which would have been a rematch of their historic Wimbledon final in July. Djokovic won that one in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker after nearly five hours.Also Read | US Open: Daniil Medvedev urges fans to keep on booing after reaching quarter-finalsAlso Read | Roger Federer trounces David Goffin to make US Open Quarter-finalsAlso 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 Novak DjokovicFollow Stanislas WawrinkaFollow US Open 2019Follow Tennis
5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations One thing everyone can agree on is that hangovers are the worst. Sure, that last, “why the hell not” drink of the night can be fun and life-affirming in the moment, but the next day you’re often left feeling terrible and swearing off alcohol all together. The baggage of a hangover only grows worse as you get older, and it seems like none of the many remedies or cures ever does the trick. However, that was before we tried NOHO—the hangover defense drink that is gaining in popularity all over the country.NOHO (No Hangover) comes in two forms: the NOHO shot and the NOHO Gold mixer. Each one is filled with vitamins and supplements that keep your body from feeling the full effects of a hangover. Both the shot and the mixer contain vitamin A, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc as well as prickly pear extract (found in desert cactus and helps hydration as well as liver cleansing) and ginger root extract (which soothes the stomach and digestive system). Neither version of NOHO contains caffeine, sugar or any other energy increasing ingredients, which means it is safe to drink.While the website and the packaging may make NOHO seem like just another drink on display, the mixture within does work. This past weekend, we tried out the NOHO shot. Before having any drinks, we put back one NOHO shot. Then, after a few hours and few cocktails (truth be told, we did mix liquor and beer), we had another shot (as recommended by the people at NOHO) before calling it a night. When Sunday morning rolled around, there was none of the grogginess that usually comes with one of our festive weekend evenings.NOHO Gold, meanwhile, is meant to be mixed. The sparkling, lightly ginger-flavored drink works well with a variety of liquors. Some of the NOHO recommended cocktails include the Sonoran Lemonade (Wild Turkey American Honey, NOHO Gold, lemonade, lemon garnish), The Cactus Apple (whiskey, apple pucker, NOHO Gold, cherry garnish) and the Strawberry Blonde (Southern Comfort, NOHO Gold, Rose’s Lime, sweet and sour mix, lime garnish). We’re looking forward to trying some of these recipes and seeing if NOHO Gold works as well as the shot.Now, the extent of a hangover all depends on what you put into a night. NOHO suggests that one shot is more effective combating the effects of five drinks, so if you are going to go full tilt on the town, you’re going to need to bring some more NOHO along for the ride. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour
My tester XF was powered by the V6, which, while not as enlivening as the V8-powered models, was nonetheless pleasant. It wasn’t fast, as freeway passing took more pedal pressing than other cars in its class, but it’s no slouch either; 0 to 60 is conquered in 6.1 seconds. I should mention V6 models without IAWD will do 0 to 60 in 0.4 fewer seconds, which might be an incentive to buyers who don’t need four-wheel traction.The best part about the V6, though, was it the fuel economy it returned. The EPA estimates the XF 3.0 AWD Sport to achieve 17 mpg city and 27 highway. During my throttle-happy time with it, I averaged 20.3 mpg on premium fuel, which isn’t too bad at all, and exactly the estimated combined efficiency rating. While the engine is good, I suspect the fuel efficiencies are due in large part to the eight-speed automatic and the auto start/stop function.I’d be remiss not to mention that, though “Sport” is in its name, the XF 3.0 AWD Sport is not very sporty, unlike the BMW 528i or the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT. The ride and performance are much more luxurious, refined, and smooth than sporty. Even when I clicked the automatically retracting shifter knob into Sport, I didn’t notice much of a dynamic difference.InteriorSpeaking of the retracting shifter, let’s talk about the interior. Like the driving, while some aspects of the cabin suffer from the old package, Jag designers make up for its misgivings very cleverly.What’s the biggest downfall of an old car trying to do new tricks? Aside from tech, it’s space. Yes, I was able to carry four adults around, including six-foot-two-inch Peter Braun in the back seat, though; none of us was particularly comfortable during the outing.But if the buyer isn’t too terribly bothered by a cramped cabin, he or she will be delighted with the accouterments Jag’s bolted to this old boy.Ignore the small, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, which isn’t a far cry worse than Lexus’ or Infiniti’s offerings, and the XF cabin is a modern luxury space. With the push of the ignition button that flashes red like a beating heart, the knurled shifter rises from the center console, allowing the driver to select the desired gear with a satisfying click.When the climate control is activated the air vents reveal themselves, as their aluminum-finished covers slowly and silently retract into the dash. It’s a bit silly, but it’s this sort of drama that sets the XF apart in the crowd.The 3.0 AWD Sport models includes – as standard — heated front seats, steering wheel, and windshield, which proved very enjoyable in January in Oregon. I am sure, though, I’d be wishing for cooled seats to boot in spring and summer time, which is something most of the XF’s competitors offer.Broadly, the fit and finish are exceptional, as are the bond-grain leather seats and “suedecloth” (Jag is inventing words now, apparently) accents, including the A pillars and headliner. These are very grownup and elegant extras that buyers will simply not find on, say, a comparably priced Bimmer.ImpressionWhen it’s all said and done, though surrounded by elder statesmen in its segment, I have to admit the XF is near the bottom of the pack in most every way. The XF isn’t as spacious as a Lexus. It’s not as tech savvy as an Audi. And it won’t drive as briskly as a Bimmer.For the $61,165 asking price, though, the XF 3.0 AWD Sport does have one thing over its competition: appearance. Not only is the XF staggeringly gorgeous and aging with dignified grace (something the BMW and Lexus can’t claim), it’s also perceived as being more expensive than it is.My friends and family – as well as onlookers – assumed, based upon its stunning exterior, the XF was a much more expensive car. Once they plopped down into the cabin and touched the supple suedecloth, they were convinced they were in the presence of an $80,000 sedan.It was this impression that, well, made an impression upon me as well. I figure, when a buyer is spending upwards of 60 grand on a car, they want to feel like they’ve gotten their money’s worth. If the driver — as well as strangers on the street — thinks they have gotten more from the XF than they paid for it, then it has succeeded.HighsPremium exterior stylingExtremely quiet cabinInterior materials and fit and finishQuick accelerationPredictable fuel efficiencyLowsDated chassisDated tech With the 2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD Sport, looks are everything. That’s because, if you dig beneath the surface, you’ll find a 20-year-old car draped in supple “suedecloth.”The current mid-size luxury sedan market in the U.S. is just downright old, save for the Lexus GS, which this year is entering its ‘terrible twos.’ The Audi A6 is old four years old, the BMW 5 Series is five years old, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (ignoring the 2014 refresh) is six.Wait; it gets worse. The Jaguar XF is a staggering eight years old … but its bones are much, much older. Though the model itself might be just shy of a decade old, its chassis is from the 1998 Jaguar S-Type, which was designed around 20 years ago.Now, I bring this up not to shame Jaguar, but rather quite the opposite. I bring it up to applaud the Brits, because, from a relatively primordial platform, they’ve created a very compelling luxury sport sedan that competently goes against the much younger — and advanced — competition.Model slurryFor 2015, Jaguar has reshuffled the XF line a bit. Now there are eight different versions ranging from $51,175 to $99,000: 2.0T Premium, 3.0 Portfolio, 3.0 Sport, 3.0 AWD Portfolio, 3.0 AWD Sport, 5.0 Supercharged, XFR, and XFR-S.This slurry of models might seem confusing, but Jaguar believes it has actually simplified things, as these models now include standard features that were once apart of certain feature packages. Before 2015, for example, the Portfolio was a package of options, rather than a standalone model.Of all the XFs, Jag sent to me the 3.0 AWD Sport, which is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Like all ‘15 XFs, the 3.0 AWD Sport features an eight-speed automatic. In AWD form, power is routed to all four wheels through Jaguar’s “Instinctive All Wheel Drive.”DrivingThough it rides on the Ford DEW98 platform shared with the last-gen Thunderbird and deceased Lincoln LS, the XF is, as one might hope from a Jag, quite the roadway performer. Granted, it doesn’t drive as crisply as the GS or the 5 Series, but it does amazingly match wits with the likes of the A6, which suffers from an equally squishy chassis.By that I mean, while capable of a smooth ride, the XF suffers from extra body roll that its more modern challengers simply don’t. This, delightfully, is where the curse of its ancient lineage ends, because the rest of the drive is exceptional.Just as in my beloved F-TYPE, the hydraulic power steering was well weighted, direct, and crisp. And the brakes were full of feel, but did suffer from uneven stoppage during fast, high-speed deceleration. 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11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked This is the first year The Manual is giving awards to our favorite spots in eight cities across America. These are places that we think are doing great things for their neighbors, town and overall community. Each winning brand/location will receive a Manual Award sticker to proudly post in their establishment. Follow along with us and our friends at Moore & Giles, as we travel across America discovering the best these cities have to offer.While The Manual is well known for covering hot spots all around the nation, New York City is home base for many of us. While it is getting ridiculously expensive to live in, and Hedge Funders are attempting to rule the roost (80s flash back!), the urban adventurer can always find a quality piece of beef, a barber that remembers your name and some great brands to explore. Of course Brooklyn is where it’s at these days so you will find our awards stretching to that borough too. Next time you head to The Big Apple, use this post as a guide and you won’t be disappointed.Best Restaurant:The Beatrice InnSome of us remember this restaurant as NYC’s most debaucherous club in the 2000’s but like us, the space has matured and we would much rather spend an evening feasting on Chef Angie Mar’s 60-day dry tomahawks, 45-day dry aged burgers and cherry pies with beef fat crust than doing shots. The interior is cavernous and cozy for a romantic night or dinner with old friends. Just remember, go hungry or go home.Best Bar:TorstWe all like a good dive bar but when in New York, do it up. Torst is the slickest looking bar in town but it’s not all show. Danish co-owner Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø couldn’t find a stylish spot with great beers so he opened Torst to satiate his needs. Ends up all of New York is equally as excited about the wood-clad bar. Their impressive draft line is rotated every two weeks and the taps are operated by a serious ‘beer control panel’ they call the ‘Flux Capacitor (learn more here). Oh, and on Sundays they have a pig roast. Need we say more?Photo courtesy of Signe BirckBest Coffee Shop:IntelligentsiaTucked away in the awe inspiring High Line Hotel (formerly a Theological Seminary built in 1895), Intelligentsia opened an outpost with on point baristas, delicious single origin espresso plus the awesome people watching in the lobby. They also have a 1963 Citroën H-Van outside on the patio that has been reconfigured as a coffee truck for a to-go cup. But we suggest taking a seat outdoors and soaking up the vibes of this new Chelsea establishmentBest Local Brew:Brooklyn BreweryEver since 1987 Brooklyn Brewery has been satiating locals lips with quality beer. While the brew was made in the Matt Brewing Company in upstate New York for the first ten years, in 1996 they bought a former matzo factory in Williamsburg and started making magic right there in Brooklyn. In 2009 they expanded and their Brooklyn Brown Ale and Brooklyn India Pale Ale have been big winners but you really can’t go wrong with any of there thirst quenching beers.Best Shop:The LodgeLocated in the East Village, The Lodge is a refreshing change to the ever increasing chain stores in Manhattan. Come in and surround yourself with Made in America beauties such as Chester Wallace totes, Throne watches and American Trench socks. They keep the man ball rolling with grooming products from Fellow Barber, Baxter and Blind Barber. And there is always whiskey served. Always.Best Barber Shop:Decatur & SonsThe City is inundated with a plethora of new barber shops for the recently well coiffed dude. But some don’t take reservations, some are too hip to bother with and others are full of assholes. That is why we are such fans of the low key, friendly Decatur & Sons in Chelsea Market. All of the barbers here provide excellent cuts, trims and shaves in their cozy little shop without attitude. Just book online and look forward to a quality experience.Best Local Brand:Craft AtlanticWhile we cover our fair share of lumber jacky outdoor wear, we are still fans of looking sharp and stepping up our game. Especially when we are traveling. That is why we are such big fans of Craft Atlantic. While their pieces are handsome, they also incorporate natural and high-tech yarns, technical innovation and great streamlined design to take us from the boardroom to the bar.To visit in person head to 115 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY. Editors’ Recommendations This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa
Between barrel-aged tastings, a sprawling waterfront festival, and brewery takeovers, it was a busy weekend for beer drinkers in Portland, Oregon. But just a short light-rail ride south of downtown into the Milwaukie neighborhood, something special was afoot at Breakside Brewery. Over two years of work had finally paid off with the B-Sides series, eight delicious and wildly varied brews, and it was time to share them with the world.Related: Festival Beer: Old Town Brewing’s Kentucky Refresh-MintUnlike your standard IPA or porter, which is just a single beer, fermented, carbonated, and bottled, this project was a bit different. “All of these are “blended” beers,” noted Brewmaster Ben Edmunds. “That is, we approached this series in the winemaking tradition of creating certain cuvees. Pairing and blending barrels that worked together to create harmonious and balanced different beers.”That led to some wildly complex drinks, all eight of which appeared on tap in the crowded brewery, many of them poured by Edmunds himself.I must admit, the pace and strength of the beers made it difficult to take detailed notes. Still, there were a few standouts from the night that didn’t go unnoticed in such good company. The Man Who Made Dessert, a blend of two biere de garde vintages, balanced a bold and lightly tart brettanomyces character with Turkish apricots. Portmanteau took tart to new places with a number of wood-aged sour ales, and an adjunct list that includes lychees, juniper, ginger, and Gewurztraminer grapes – complex and memorable.If those eight weren’t enough to sate your thirst, Breakside reached into the library for classics like the 2014 Braggadocio, a bourbon barrel-aged London Porter brewed with Stone, or 2015’s Bon Vivant, a dry-hopped Belgian ale that spent time in Pinot Noir barrels.While the release event was the only chance to try all eight on tap, the B-Sides collection is on its way to bottle shops in the form of 750Ml bottles for $15 each. We’ve included the full list of beers below, in case you weren’t thirsty yet. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Editors’ Recommendations Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie