a month ago​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esports

first_img​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esportsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal keeper Bernd Leno has reportedly made the move into esports by setting up his own FIFA 20 team, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to Bild, the stopper has put together a squad made up of two professionals and three up-and-coming players to compete for Leno eSports. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 days agoBlythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League return

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League returnby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United winger Cal Roberts retains hope of returning to the Premier League.Roberts, 22, signed for Blythe Spartans this season.He told the Evening Chronicle: “When I first came it was good, and the reception I got when I signed the contract made us feel special and part of the club.”I’ve never felt like this at a club before, you feel like you’re wanted there and happy. I’ve never been happier at a football club than I am at the minute.”Roberts added: “I set my standards very high, and I always want to better myself. The aim is still to play in the Premier League.”At the minute I’m very happy playing at Blyth, but the club and the gaffer knows I want to play at the highest level.” last_img read more

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2 days agoFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five players

first_imgFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five playersby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand says Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is one of the top five players in football.The 24-year-old netted his first Champions League hat-trick in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Atalanta.”We are running out of great words to say about him,” England and Manchester United legend Ferdinand said on BT Sport.”He is a young English player who has played a lot of games. He is still improving and adding more to his game. He has a striker’s nose to get into certain areas.”He is in the top five players in the world now. Definitely! I don’t care who you mention. The effect he is having, the goals he is scoring, it is impossible to keep him out.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a day agoTottenham push for major clearout

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham push for major clearoutby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are planning a major sales spree in 2020.The Daily Mail says moving on some of their stars who are either unsettled or don’t fit into manager Mauricio Pochettino’s long-term plans is an ongoing process they hope to continue in January.Spurs will be open to offers for Serge Aurier, Christian Eriksen, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier and Danny Rose.Meanwhile the futures of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen remain in doubt with both players’ deals due to expire next summer. last_img read more

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Super-sub Lukaku can be Man Utd’s ‘new Solskjaer’

first_imgIn one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first public messages to his players after becoming Manchester United manager, the Norwegian insisted there were some squad members who would have to take his own lead in grabbing opportunities however they present themselves.Famed as a super-sub during his 11-year spell as a player with the Red Devils, Solskjaer scored 29 of his 126 United goals after coming off the bench, most memorably when netting the injury-time Champions League winner in 1999.And he was quick to warn his players that some will have to become impact players for the team cause. 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? “I don’t think anyone has been on the bench more than me! That’s always my comeback to players,” he explained. “You never know, you might come on and make an impact and grab the opportunity when you get it.”And as he takes his United side to Wembley on Sunday to play Tottenham in what is his first meeting with a top-six club, he is faced with the prospect of choosing between Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford for a spot in the main striker’s spot.Rashford’s form of late has been electric, and alongside Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard he has been a key part of a frightening strike-force abundant in pace, intelligence and deadliness in front of goal.The Solskjaer effect has most been summed up by United’s increased traffic in the final third, and Rashford has been like a man possessed under the new gaffer.But during his first five games in charge, the manager has had it relatively easy in terms of making the call between the England front man and Lukaku thanks to the latter’s absence for a spell of compassionate leave.Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2018-19Since returning to the club just before the New Year began, Lukaku has played the role of super-sub in two league games before being handed a start as one of nine changes for the 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading last weekend.By scoring in all three of those appearances, the £75 million signing has given Solskjaer food for thought, but that may have worked in both a positive and a negative sense for Lukaku in his quest to regain his spot as the unquestioned first choice in the number-nine position.Under Jose Mourinho, Lukaku was for a long time the only player even considered to lead the line. Just as he had done with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016-17, the Portuguese gave Lukaku free reign to work the centre of the attack and held back Rashford and Martial in a platoon for the left-wing spot.But by proving his effectiveness in coming off the bench in the games against Bournemouth and Newcastle over the New Year period, Lukaku may have made a rod for his own back. Because while Rashford has looked like a new man thanks to the faith entrusted in him by Solskjaer, the Belgium international has not done enough in his general play to suggest that he can play the more rounded striking role that his new manager is craving.United’s sharp, neat passing style under Solskjaer needs more than a heavy Lukaku first touch around the 18-yard box. When the full-backs are urged to get forward more often to deliver balls into the centre, there can be no getting caught on your heels as can too often be the way with the former Chelsea and Everton frontman.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on substitutesAt this moment in time, Solskjaer’s style of football – is anybody calling it Ole-ball yet? – demands a Rashford rather than a Lukaku in the final third. Lukaku remains a good option to turn to if United need something different as happened at Newcastle last week, but he cannot claim to have overly impressed in terms of his all-round play under the new boss so far.There is always a spotlight to consider when a manager makes the decision to bench an expensive footballer but that cannot even come into the equation at this point, and from his opening few weeks at Old Trafford Solskjaer does not seem the type to allow such a thing to enter his thoughts.What he needs is to find the best way to overcome Spurs on Sunday, and that seems unlikely to be playing to Lukaku’s needs when he can have Rashford playing to United’s needs far more effectively. In many ways he now ought to be considered in the sort of light that Marouane Fellaini revelled in under Mourinho – when there needs to be a new approach, Lukaku is your first port of call.It is a role Solskjaer knows only too well, and while it might get somewhat grating for Belgium’s number-one striker if he continues to find himself on the bench every week, that is the reality of his situation right now.All he can do is do everything that Solskjaer is asking of him and then his opportunities will come. But as for Sunday, it must be Rashford who continues to lead United’s new dawn under their baby-faced boss and Lukaku who is left to make the kind of impact which made his manager a legend. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Solskjaer still has to earn Man Utd job – Neville

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer could earn “the break of his life” at Manchester United, says Gary Neville, but the club’s interim boss still has “a lot of work” to do before earning a permanent position.The Red Devils turned to a familiar face for assistance following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in December.A treble-winning hero from the past was charged with the task of clearing up the mess at Old Trafford and salvaging a season which was in danger of being left in ruins. 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? Six successive victories have seen Solskjaer make a dream start to life in a high-profile post and forced him firmly into the frame for an extended stay in the dugout.Former team-mate Neville has, however, pointed out that there is still a long way to go in the pursuit of a top-four finish and major silverware and that no decision on managerial appointments can be made at this stage.He told Sky Sports after seeing United claim their most notable scalp to date during a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium: “Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager.“One thing I will say is because Manchester won, it shouldn’t determine the outcome of the Manchester United manager.“It shouldn’t be like that. We shouldn’t flip from week to week as to whether Solskjaer should be the Manchester United manager at the end of the season or not.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer“It’s something that I think will need to be looked at in April or May when there’s been a body of work put in.“But it’s been a wonderful start. I’m delighted for him as a person because he’s a brilliant person. He’s a thinker of the game and you’ve seen that in the first half against Tottenham.“He’s come through the coaching ranks in the right way.“He’s done his grounding, if you like, in the reserves at Manchester United. He’s gone away to Norway and done well at Molde. He’s come back and had his bad experience at Cardiff which I think most managers would say that you need. He’s gone back to Molde and now he’s got a little break.“It might be the break of his life but there’s still a lot of work to do. He won’t be getting carried away because he’ll recognise there’s still a lot of work to be done.”United remain sixth in the Premier League table despite edging out Spurs but are making up ground on the Champions League spots.They have drawn level on points with Arsenal, while they are now just six behind Chelsea and a further point back on Tottenham. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Mourinho pays tribute to retiring Cech

first_imgDespite giving Petr Cech his debut at Chelsea in 2004, Jose Mourinho has refused to take credit for the retiring keeper’s stellar career.The current Arsenal shot stopper revealed this week he’ll hang up the gloves at the end of the season having made his name with the Blues across over 300 appearances.Mourinho was the man that gave Cech his first shot in the Premier League, but despite his willingness to take a gamble on the young keeper, the Portuguese manager was humble when asked about his influence on Cech’s career.  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? “When I arrived in Chelsea, he was a kid, only 20 years old,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.”The goalkeeper was Carlo Cudicini – the season before he was elected the player of the season – and the first game of the season was Chelsea against Manchester United and I decided to leave out our player of the season before, and play a kid that nobody would know how to even say his name because Petr Cech was quite difficult to say.”After that everything was about him. My influence was zero.”Fantastic professional and goalkeeper with an incredible potential.”After helping Cech take off in the Premier League, Mourinho would return to Stamford Bridge in 2013 and ultimately decided to replace Cech between the sticks.”Then I got him in a period again when I came back Chelsea I decided to give the goal to a young Courtois, to tell Petr, ‘Petr, now you are going to be the number two’,” Mourinho said.”So I was with him at two different moments of his career. In that moment he became a fantastic number two so his character is amazing.”While Cech will end his playing career at the Emirates, the Blues are ready to offer their former goalkeeper a role with the club at the end of the season.Having helped Cech become a household name at Chelsea, Mourinho was also responsible for Didier Drogba’s successful move to Stamford Bridge.The former Manchester United manager revealed the challenge he faced trying to convince the Blues owner Roman Abramovich to sign the then unknown striker. “He had already played for Guingamp, Marseille, Le Mans, so when I took him to Chelsea I remember clearly Abramovich was asking me, ‘Who? Who do you want as a striker?’,” Mourinho said. “With all the big names in Europe at that time I said Drogba. ‘Who is he? Where’s he playing?’ (I said) ‘Mr Abramovich – pay. Pay, and don’t speak.’“And Didier was an iconic player for Chelsea, for the Premier League.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Names 5 Teams That Impressed Him The Most

first_imgespn's kirk herbstreit catches a pass on the field. He recently discussed the upcoming Alabama vs. LSU game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Kirk Herbstreit plays catch before the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 29, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Save for a few makeup games, the college football regular season wrapped up last weekend. There were a number of big-time performances in Week 13.As he does every week, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit highlighted his top five team and individual performances from the previous weekend. His list this week features plenty of heavy hitters.The five teams that impressed Herbie the most over the weekend ere all Power 5 schools.Ohio StateWashingtonOklahomaArizona StateWake ForestNot only does Ohio State have the No. 1 spot on Herbstreit’s team list, the Buckeyes have two players among his individual honorees: quarterback Dwayne Haskins and wide receiver Parris Campbell.They are joined by Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Hollywood Brown, Washington’s Myles Gaskin and South Carolina’s Jake Bentley.My performances of WEEK 13Team1-@OhioStateFB 2-@UW_Football 3-@OU_Football 4-@ASUFootball 5-@WakeFB Player1-D.Haskins @OhioStateFB 2-Tua @AlabamaFTBL 3-M.Brown @OU_Football 4-Parris Campbell @OhioStateFB 5-Jake Bentley @GamecockFB 5-Myles Gaskin @UW_Football— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 27, 2018Three of the teams listed above–Ohio State, Washington and Oklahoma–will play this coming weekend.last_img read more

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ESPN Predicts The Winners Of Week 6’s Biggest Games

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Week 5 of the 2019 college football season is in the rearview and it’s time to look ahead to Week 6. It should be a good one.Week 6 of the season features several big-time games.ESPN’s Football Power Index has made its picks for the weekend’s biggest contests.Here’s who ESPN’s computer likes this week: No. 19 Michigan vs. No. 14 IowaWinner: Michigan, 62.1 percent Jim Harbaugh on the sideline at Wisconsin.MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action prior to a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 AuburnWinner: Auburn, 53.2 percent Bo Nix throws a pass during Auburn's win over Oregon.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 31: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers scrambles with the ball against the Oregon Ducks in the fourth quarter during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)West Virginia vs. No. 11 TexasWinner: Texas, 75.8 percent Sam Ehlinger throws a pass for the Texas Longhorns.AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 31: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns looks to pass in the third quarter against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tennessee vs. No. 3 GeorgiaWinner: Georgia, 91.3 percent Jake Fromm warms up before a game against Arkansas State.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs is seen prior to the start of the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Sanford Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 25 Michigan StateWinner: Ohio State, 89.6 percent Justin Fields warms up before game at Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)***Who do you like in Week 6?last_img read more

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Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

first_imgNadal confident about fitness for Australian Openadvertisement Press Trust of India December 27, 2018UPDATED: December 27, 2018 18:00 IST Abu Dhabi, Dec 27 (AFP) Rafael Nadal is “confident” he will be 100 percent fit when the Australian Open starts in less than three weeks’ time despite enduring yet another tough battle with injuries over the past few months. The Spanish world number two had to pull the plug early on his 2018 season and has not played since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September. He underwent surgery on his ankle to remove an intra-articular loose body in November and only resumed training two weeks ago. Nadal will dip his toes back into competition at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi, where he faces either Kevin Anderson or Chung Hyeon in his opener on Friday. “I started two weeks ago and of course doing the things step by step and I think I have time to be ready for Melbourne at my 100 percent,” Nadal told reporters in the UAE capital on Thursday. “It’s going to be good to have some matches before but I’m confident that I’m going to arrive to Melbourne with the right situation.” The 32-year-old retired during matches at two of the four Grand Slams in 2018, but still added a record-extending 11th French Open crown to his collection. He says he remains motivated to launch yet another comeback from injury, despite a career plagued by physical problems. “After the second part of the year, have been tough last year in terms of injuries but that happens and that’s part of my tennis career too,” he added.advertisement “Just try to stay calm, try to work the right way and when I’m back I know things are not easy, I know at the beginning you always have tough feelings and pains in the body that normally you don’t have. “But I have experience in all of this and try to be ready for the everyday practices and when (I) arrive (at) the matches I don’t have to ask myself big things at the beginning, just trying to be positive with every improvement and that way normally you get the right point.” – Djokovic enjoying tennis again – Joining Nadal in Abu Dhabi is the man who replaced him at the top of the rankings, Novak Djokovic. The Serb is the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion and will be looking to win a third major in a row at the Australian Open next month. Djokovic ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought at Wimbledon in July and has lost just three matches since. He admits that he lost his motivation during the difficult period that followed the 2016 French Open, where he completed the career Grand Slam, but has now found different ways to attain gratification from the sport. “I feel I’m not prioritising success on the tennis court for the sake of the success only as I used to do that probably up to five years ago,” Djokovic said. “For me, tennis is more of a platform now for other things and for the values I want to share, and the messages I want to share with the young generation. “Ultimately a tennis court for me is a place where I get challenged in every possible way emotionally and my character is kind of on the line. I treat that as my own personal school of life. “Not many places can trigger me in a positive or negative way as a tennis court does.” Djokovic takes on either Karen Khachanov or Dominic Thiem in Abu Dhabi on Friday and officially kicks off his 2019 season at the Qatar Open in Doha next week. (AFP) AHThis is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.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 byPTIlast_img read more

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Xiaomi Mi 9 appears with 3 rear cameras, waterdrop notch and shiny back finish in live pictures

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 10:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe latest leak reveals the Mi 9 in live pictures which show the phone from all angles. The live pictures go in line with the past leaks and show the Mi 9 with triple rear camera setup.The Mi 9 is expected to launch at a starting price of CNY 2,999 which is roughly translated to Rs 30,500.Xiaomi confirmed the launch date of its 2019 flagship, Mi 9, on Wednesday. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has announced to launch the Mi 9 on February 20, which is the same day when Samsung will launch its long-awaited Galaxy S10 series. Ahead of the launch a lot of details about the Xiaomi Mi 9 has been revealed by the company and also by rumours and leaks circulating on the internet. The latest leak reveals the Mi 9 in live pictures which show the phone from all angles.The live pictures leaked by popular tipster Slashleaks show the Mi 9 is blue colour with gradient finish. Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 9 is several colour options like Black, Blue, White, and Gold. The back panel of the Mi 9 in the live pictures appear to be shiny and shows different shades of blue when light falls on it. Looks like the back panel of the Mi 9 is made of glass. The live pictures go in line with the past leaks and show the Mi 9 with triple rear camera setup, which is the key highlight of the phone.With the Mi 9, Xiaomi is taking a step extra when it comes to the cameras. The Mi 9 is rumoured to include three cameras on the back panel including 48MP primary sensor, 12MP secondary sensor with PDAF support and the third is a TOF camera. Rumours also suggest that the Mi will come paired with dual LED flash.The live pictures further show the Mi 9 with waterdrop notch which will equip the selfie camera. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to pack a 25MP selfie shooter on the front. The pictures further reveal the Xiaomi flagship phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Thanks to the waterdrop notch that the Mi 9 will sport very minimal bezels on the sides compared to its predecssor.advertisement Ahead of the launch, an official-looking teaser of the Xiaomi Mi 9 has also been revealed. The leaked teaser also re-confirms the triple rear cameras. The teaser further reveals that the three rear cameras of the Mi 9 will be placed in a vertical fashion.Rumours and leaks suggest that the Mi 9 will come with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and run on Android 9 Pie software based on the latest MIUI 10. The Mi 9 will be the first phone from Xiaomi to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset. The flagship Xiaomi phone is expected to launch in three models — 256GB + 8GB RAM, 128GB + 6GB RAM, and 128GB + 8GB RAM. Rumours further suggest that the Mi 9 will be packed by a 3500mAh battery and come with Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.Besides the specs, the expected price of the Mi 9 has also been revealed by past rumours. The Mi 9 is expected to launch at a starting price of CNY 2,999 which is roughly translated to Rs 30,500. As for the availability, the Mi 9 will be available for purchase sometime around March.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9 launch date confirmed to be February 20, company sends inviteALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9 launch could happen soon as it gets spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 855ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9: Full specs, expected price, launch timeline and availability details leakGet 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 MIFollow Mi 9Follow android Xiaomi Mi 9 appears with 3 rear cameras, waterdrop notch and shiny back finish in live picturesXiaomi has announced to launch the Mi 9 on February 20, which is the same day when Samsung will launch its long-awaited Galaxy S10 series.advertisementlast_img read more

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Chris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squad

first_imgChris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squadWest Indies announced their 15-man squad led by Jason Holder for the 2019 World Cup on Thursday. Notable exclusions were off-spinner Sunil Narine and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. The duo have not been considered due to injuriesadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 23:36 IST Chris Gayle has been named in West Indies’ 15-man squad for the 2019 World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn-form Chris Gayle has been named in the 15-man squad for the 2019 World CupOff-spinner Sunil Narine and pacer Alzarri Joseph are missing out due to injuriesBig-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell finds a place in the squad led by Jason HolderChris Gayle and Andre Russell were among 15 players in the West Indies squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup named on Wednesday. Jason Holder, the all-rounder, will lead West Indies as they seek to win a World Cup for the first time since 1979.Chris Gayle is 39 but he has been in spectacular form for Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 Indian Premier League. He has scored 444 runs including 4 fifties from 10 matches at a strike-rate of 162.04. Andre Russell has hit 392 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2019 IPL and has the highest strike-rate this season: 217.77.”Based on the new selection policy approach which allowed us to consider a number of players that have not regularly appeared in the side over the last two years, we had a wide base of talent from which to choose,” interim chairman of the Cricket West Indies selection panel Robert Haynes said.Haynes noted that off-spinner Sunil Narine and emerging fast bowler Alzarri Joseph were not considered, due to finger and shoulder injuries, respectively.”There were a number of tough calls we had to make to settle on our squad of 15, including ensuring there was some continuity in the side, but we believe we have chosen a strong squad of players taking into consideration such factors as experience, fitness, team balance, current form and conditions.”BREAKING: @windiescricket name their #CWC19 squad! pic.twitter.com/Ca61nyDmc8 Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 24, 2019″In keeping with tournament regulations, we submitted our squad prior to the deadline date of yesterday. All players named for the Tri-Nations Series could, however, stake a claim to be in the final 15-member squad that will be submitted after the Tri-Series and before the final deadline next month.”advertisementGayle will be making a record fifth World Cup appearance for West Indies and needs just 253 runs to overtake fellow left-hander Brian Lara and become the leading batsman for the Caribbean side in One-day Internationals. The self-proclaimed, “Universe Boss” is the headline act of a batting line-up capable of changing the complexion of any game with enterprising stroke-play.”To have a player the calibre of Chris in the side to lead the batting with his vast experience and his ability to play match-winning or game-changing innings is a blessing for us and the motivation of becoming the leading scorer for West Indies in ODIs is something which I think he will relish,” said Haynes.”Looking at the condition of pitches in ODIs over the last few years in England and Wales, it appears that big totals will be the order of the day, so we believe we have a line-up that can put big totals on the board or chase them, as we have seen from recent matches.”With players like the captain, Jason Holder, as well as Andre Russell in the lower middle-order, we believe we have good depth to our batting which will allow us to play the brand of cricket that will give us the best of chance of winning the World Cup.”Also Read | Harbhajan plays down concerns over Kuldeep Yadav’s form ahead of World CupAlso Read | BCCI Ombudsman issues notices to Sachin Tendulkar, VVS LaxmanAlso 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 2019 World CupFollow West Indies Cricket TeamFollow Chris GayleFollow Andre RussellFollow Kieron PollardFollow Sunil NarineFollow Nicholas Pooranlast_img read more

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Disha Patani on relationship with Tiger Shroff: I’ve been trying to impress him for years

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 11:47 IST Disha Patani opens up about her relationship with Tiger Shroff and reveals that she has been trying to impress him for years.Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have always set rumour mills buzzing with their dinner dates and secret getaways. However, the two have always denied the rumours and maintained that they’re ‘just very close friends’.Recently, a Bollywood news portal asked Disha to answer a question from a fan on Twitter. The fan had asked, “Why don’t you both accept your relationship? People love you both as a couple.Disha told the portal that she has ‘been trying to impress’ Tiger for a long time. “I’ve been trying for so long, it’s been so many years and I’ve been trying to impress him. Now I’ve done this film Bharat where I’m doing all these stunts and I thought maybe he’ll get impressed but no luck. Yeah, we go to eat but that doesn’t mean he’s impressed, not like that like the crush impressed; but he likes everybody’s pictures like that. You must speak to him the next time. He’s shy and I’m shy so nobody’s breaking the ice.”Disha and Tiger were last seen together in the film Baaghi 2, which crossed over Rs 100 crore.Recently in an interview to DNA, Disha Patani spoke about her equation with Tiger Shroff. Disha said, “He is my best friend. Besides him, I don’t have any pals in the film industry.”Disha is now busy with the promotions of Salman Khan’s Bharat, where she will play a trapeze artiste. The film will hit the screens on June 5.advertisementTiger’s last release was Student Of The Year 2, which is struggling at the box office.ALSO READ: I like to take it slow motion mein, says Tiger Shroff on dating Disha PataniALSO READ: Disha Patani wishes fans on Diwali in sports bra and lehenga, gets trolledALSO WATCH: Disha Patani talks about her personal style preferencesGet 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 Disha Patani Disha Patani on relationship with Tiger Shroff: I’ve been trying to impress him for yearsDisha Patani opens up about her relationship with Tiger Shroff and reveals that she has been trying to impress him for years.advertisementlast_img read more

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Everyone believed we can do it: Mohammad Hafeez after Pakistan stun England

first_img graphs view more view less commentary Everyone believed we can do it: Mohammad Hafeez after Pakistan stun EnglandMohammad Hafeez starred with bat and ball as Pakistan registered their first win of World Cup 2019 by beating hosts and favourites England in Nottingham on Monday. No data available!center_img scorecard advertisement Rohan Sen NottinghamJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 00:05 IST Mohammad Hafeez played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 14-run win over England in Nottingham (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan (348/8) beat England (334/9) by 14 runs in NottinghamMohammad Hafeez top-scored with 84 runs and picked up a wicket for PakistanThe win also snapped Pakistan’s 11-match losing streak in ODI cricketPakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez produced an all-round effort with bat and ball to script a 14-run win for his team against England in Nottingham as the Men in Green bounced back in style in the World Cup 2019.Hafeez was his side’s top scorer with 84 off 62 balls, while Babar Azam made 63 and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed belted a quickfire 55 as Pakistan posted 348 for 8 after being put into bat. Hafeez then chipped in with the crucial wicket of England captain Eoin Morgan as Pakistan stopped England at 334 for 9 in 50 overs.Speaking after the game, Hafeez said the team never stopped believing in themselves during the second innings when Joe Root and Jos Buttler were going great guns during their 130-run partnership for the fifth wicket.Root (107) and Buttler (103) both scored hundreds but once they fell, the English batting collapsed with Wahab Riaz finishing with 3 wickets while Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan picked up two apiece.”Everyone believed we can do this. We’re really happy and everyone chipped in, taking the task and giving everything. To be honest, we were very confident and we had a good meeting together. We just needed one winning performance. It was a total team effort,” Hafeez said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.The win also snapped Pakistan’s 11-match losing streak which also included the 4-0 loss against England in the ODI series just prior to the World Cup.Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also heaped praise on his team and called it a total team effort.”I think it’s a great team effort. Fakhar and Imam started well. The match starts at 10.30pm and the first ten overs is important. They got a good start and that’s why we got 350. We tried a few different things – we started with Shadab because they weren’t good against spinners. Fielding is an important part and it was the main difference. This gives a lot of confidence to the team,” Sarfaraz Ahmed said.advertisementAlso Read | England vs Pakistan Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan keep calm to upset England in high-scoring thrillerAlso Read | Jos Buttler hits England’s fastest World Cup 100Also Read | England vs Pakistan: Joe Root 1st player to hit 100 in World Cup 2019For 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 Mohammad HafeezFollow England vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

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Now that Redmi K20 price is official, Realme X is the phone to buy under Rs 20,000

first_img Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 08:19 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme has tried to match and take on almost every Redmi phone out there right now.Many also believed that the Realme X would compete against the Redmi K20.With the Redmi K20’s price now official at Rs 21,999, it means the two phones now fall under two different price segmentsThe Xiaomi – Realme battle is getting more and more fierce by the day and the outcome of this is that consumers get some excellent affordable smartphones that offer great specs at disruptive prices. Realme has tried to match and take on almost every Redmi phone out there right now. Many also believed that the Realme X would compete against the Redmi K20. But with the Redmi K20’s price now official at Rs 21,999, it means the two phones now fall under two different price segments, leaving the sub-Rs 20,000 category for the Realme X.Despite the outrage over the price of the Redmi K20, we feel that the phone offers a great set of features for its starting price of Rs 21,999. In fact, it is the only phone in its segment to offer a Snapdragon 730 processor. Similarly, the Realme X is the only phone under Rs 20,000 to offer a combination of features that includes a notchless Super AMOLED display, 48MP dual camera, pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and Snapdragon 710 chipset.Realme X is the company’s most premium smartphone yet, and its most disruptive phone as well. With a starting price of Rs 16,999, the Realme X offers a near flagship-level experience that cannot be matched by any other phone in this segment. While we do have some impressive phones like the Samsung Galaxy A50, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment, the Realme X has a unique position as it brings the best of 2019 trends at an affordable price.advertisementThe Realme X offers a great combination of features at an affordable price of Rs 16,999.The display of the Realme X is easily one of the best features about the smartphone. It offers a large 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display without a notch or punch-hole cutout. During our review of the Realme X, we found the display offered excellent brightness levels along with punchy colours and deep blacks. It is a great screen to watch videos or play games on, but we would have liked to see Widevine L1 support here to support HD playback on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video.The only other phone that can match the display of the Realme X in this segment is probably the Galaxy A50, which also offers a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display as well as Widevine L1 support.The Realme X also offers a snappy in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock. It’s glossy rear panel comes in a couple of attractive colours with the Polar White option being a personal favorite.Realme has used a Snapdragon 710 chipset for the Realme X, which is the same processor powering the Realme 3 Pro as well. It is easy to understand this decision as the Snapdragon 710 is a great mid-range SoC that offers a fast and smooth performance. It also makes the Realme X a terrific gaming phone thanks to the Adreno 616 GPU. The phone handles games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 on high graphics setting with ease.The Realme X is also offered with 128GB of internal storage for both 4GB and 8GB RAM variants which is great because the smartphone unfortunately lacks support for storage expandability, which is one of the only major flaws to the device. The other issue being the company’s claim of 960fps slow motion recording.This brings us to the cameras, which is the other major highlight of the Realme X apart from its display. The smartphone sports a 48MP dual camera setup that includes a Sony IMX586 sensor primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary for depth sensing. The pop-up camera system houses a 16-megapixel sensor. Overall, the Realme X offers some of the best camera in its segment. The primary camera is capable of delivering sharp, high-res images while the selfie camera captures clear and attractive selfies. The camera also manages to hold its own in low-light conditions thanks to the NIghtscape mode. You can also capture saturated and colourful photos using Chroma Boost. However, we weren’t impressed with the 960fps super slo-mo video recording as we found the results to be choppy rather than smooth.Lastly, the Realme X delivers a full day battery life on its 3,765mAh capacity. While this may not sound like much compared to 4,000mAh phones like the Galaxy A50, the Realme X still manages to deliver a long-lasting battery thanks to some neat software optimization and smart battery saving features. But what’s more appealing is that it supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging which can charge the device from zero to 100 per cent in 80 minutes.advertisementThe Realme X offers a great set of features that is available at a price of Rs 16,999. One of the closest competitors to the phone would be the Vivo Z1 Pro, which is a little more affordable but offers a bigger battery, a better selfie camera and a marginally faster Snapdragon 712 chipset. However, the Z1 Pro won’t offer the kind of vivid display that you get from the Realme X’s AMOLED panel nor does it offer a high quality rear camera.The base model of the Reame X is what I feel consumers will be looking at the most as the Rs 19,999 top-end variant puts it in spitting distance of the Redmi K20. For a few thousand rupees more, the Redmi K20 can be found offering a Snapdragon 730 SoC and most of the features that the Realme X offers. Until Xiaomi decides to drop the price of the Redmi K20 by a few notches, we feel the Realme X is the one to go for under Rs 20,000.ALSO READ | Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro India price controversy: Xiaomi VP Manu Jain explains reason for high price in open letterALSO READ | Jio is now second-largest telecom operator in India, leads overall broadband sector by 55 per cent market shareALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 quick review: The price is alright, folksGet 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 Realme Now that Redmi K20 price is official, Realme X is the phone to buy under Rs 20,000Realme X is the company’s most premium smartphone yet, and its most disruptive phone as well. With a starting price of Rs 16,999, the Realme X offers a near flagship-level experience that cannot be matched by any other phone in this segment.advertisementlast_img read more

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Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2019 for Navik GD Posts: Check how to apply

first_img Next Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2019 for Navik GD Posts: Check how to applyIndian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 17:23 IST Indian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.Indian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.Eligible candidates can apply for the post through the official website on or before from 26 August to 01 September 2019.Important DatesStarting Date for Online Application Submission – August 26, 2019Last Date for Online Application Submission – September 1, 2019, till 05:00 PMIndian Coast Guard Navik Vacancy DetailsNavik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 BatchEligibility Criteria for Indian Coast Guard Navik PostEducational Qualification and Experience:10+2 passed with Maths and Physics from an education board recognized by Central/State Government with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks. (5 percent relaxation in minimum cut off will be given for SC/ST candidates and outstanding sports personnel of National level who have obtained 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in any field sports events at the Open National Championship/ Interstate National Championship. This relaxation will also be applicable to the wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service).Age Limit: 18 to 22 YearsHow to Apply for Indian Coast Guard Navik Posts 2019The Eligible candidates can apply to the post in the prescribed format through official website www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in from August 26 to September 1, 2019.Read: AP Govt Recruitment 2019 for 7966 Junior Lineman in APEPDCL , APSPDCL: Check all details hereRead: Calcutta High Court recruitment 2019: 25 posts for PA/ StenographerGet 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 byKajari Goswamilast_img read more

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Feasting: The best new steakhouses in America

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Feasting is a column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating, and discovering what’s on the menu across America and around the world.We’re always on the hunt for a great steak, no matter the season or city. Lucky for us, we live in a country with the best classic steakhouses in the world. But we also love to see how top chefs reinvent the mainstay with menus that include inventive dishes and the best cuts of meat possible. So we took a look cross country to find the best new steakhouses in America. Pay one or all a visit this year – you won’t be disappointed.Mastro’s Steakhouse – New YorkWith locations in Nevada, Cali, Illinois and Arizona, you may have dined at Mastro’s before. But New Yorkers can now rejoice, as the lauded steakhouse landed in Midtown Manhattan a few months ago. The two-story space is magnificent with dark wood accents and vaulted ceilings, and somehow feels intimate in spite of its vastness. We’ll warn you right now not to fill up on the raw bar, an extremely easy feat given the size and freshness of the seafood selection. You’ll want to save room for the excellent roster of steaks and chops, from the double-cut pork chop to the enormous 48oz porterhouse.
Bourbon Steak – Santa Clara, CAWhen 49ers fans don’t feel like hauling their grills to Levi’s Stadium for a tailgate, Bourbon Steak & Pub is there to feed their grumbling bellies. The newest outpost of Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning signature steakhouse, the restaurant is divided into two different experiences within one venue. Bourbon Steak plays on the classic American steakhouse with thoughtful vegetable sides and creative takes on seafood like the Maine lobster pot pie with truffled brandy cream. But the steaks are the standouts, featuring dry-aged Brandt Farm beef and true Japanese A5 Wagyu, which will run you $32-42 per ounce. The pub offers a more casual vibe with game day classics and an extensive beer selection.Rural Society – Washington D.C.In less than a decade, Chef Jose Garces opened more than a dozen successful restaurants across the country, wrote two cookbooks, and received the James Beard award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic.” Not to mention, he’s an Iron Chef, a badass title that only a few hold. His latest venture, Rural Society in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood, is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse inspired by his travels to South America. The kitchen is helmed by accomplished chef Louis Goral who turns out traditional dishes like empanadas and beef and pork chorizo alongside an extensive list of steaks from all around the world from an American dry-aged NY strip to a grass-fed ribeye from Uruguay. And with a primarily South American wine list, you’ll be transported to Buenos Aires just by walking through the door.Knife – DallasTwo-time James Beard award-winning chef John Tesar is committed to using the highest quality, Texas born and raised meat from some of the best ranchers in the state at Knife, located in The Highland Dallas, and it makes for one of the most diverse steakhouse menus we’ve seen in awhile. Not only does it feature old-school classics like Niman Ranch dry-aged beef and double-cut pork chops with apple sauce, specialty cuts like chuck flap, beef cheeks and oxtail offer something for those looking to expand their meaty horizons. Make sure you come with a group so you can dive into Knife’s extensive charcuterie program and larger portion “slabs” like sriracha pork belly with steamed buns and crispy pig’s head. Fresh seafood and handmade pasta will satisfy any non-meat cravings.Prima – Nashville, TNAs if eating in Nashville hasn’t always been great, the number of quality restaurants that opened there the past few years have made it a culinary destination. One of the most recent additions to the mix is Prima, which offers an innovative American menu from Executive Chef Salvador Avila. As if the stunning space isn’t enough to draw you in, the menus are equally as exciting with dishes that highlight the best ingredients from each season. Start with plates to share like spicy grilled lobster with semolina gnochetti and cashew lemon cream and braised butternut squash with beef tongue, cinnamon and sour cream. But be sure to save room for the classically prepared steaks and other meaty delights like house-made pork, lamb, and sausage chorizo.Morton’s Grille – New YorkYou’re probably familiar with Morton’s The Steakhouse that has been opening restaurants across the nation for almost 40 years. Slightly more causal but just delicious is sister restaurant Morton’s Grille, which opened in NYC’s Gramercy neighborhood last month. The atmosphere is inviting whether you’re watching the game or going on a date with a menu that has something for everyone. Inventive dishes like veal meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and bacon fat braised ribs accompany a traditional steaks and chops menu with filets, ribeyes and double-cut pork chops. Save room for the incredibly delicious cookie ice cream sandwiches with hot fudge dipping sauce. The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses last_img read more

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Whiskey-Scented Blankets? Whiskey-Scented Blankets

first_img The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Whiskey Sour Guys, we have great news for you. Scientists have recently developed a new technology that allows textiles to permanently give off a certain smell, and two of our favorite companies —Johnnie Walker and Harris Tweed Hebrides— have leveraged this technology to produce a line of whiskey-scented blankets. Seriously.Johnnie Walker started by developing a new scent, called Aqua Alba, that replicates the aromas released from a glass of whiskey. According to JW, it smells of “rich malt, golden vanilla, red fruit, and dark chocolate tones” — just like a bottle of Black Label.This aroma is then applied to textiles using a new micro-encapsulation technology, wherein scents are layered in the fabric throughout the finishing process, allowing them to survive the dry-cleaning process — so you can always smell like you accidentally fell into a swimming pool full of single-malt islay, even after washing the blanket multiple times.No word on when you can actually get your hands on one of these boozy blankets, but HT did hint that the first in its upcoming range of whiskey-scented products will come from Milan-based designer Angelos Bratis, and will be unveiled in Berlin sometime soon. We’ll keep you posted on availability! The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United Stateslast_img read more

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Whiskey Barrel Aged Tea is Something We Can All Drink To

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Portland’s Steven Smith Teamaker is known for sourcing some of the highest quality teas of any purveyor in the country.The company has built a reputation creating exciting blends and unique collections. Their latest is the next iteration of their sought-after Barrel-Aged Collection.Smith’s head teamaker, Tony Tellin, worked with two local distilleries to age a black and yaupon tea in whiskey and brandy barrels respectively.“I was offered a whiskey barrel from one of our neighbors and a brandy barrel from another,” he says. “Then, after a lot of tasting, negotiation and logistics we landed on a smoked tea from Zheijang, China and the yaupon leaves from Catspring, Texas.”These whiskey-barrel gifting neighbors happen to be two of Portland’s top distilleries – House Spirits and Stone Barn Brandyworks. The “Wuyi Whiskey” varietal is a smoked tea aged in Westward Whiskey barrels, while the “Yaupon Brandy” is aged in an apple brandy barrel.“I like to think of the Wuyi as a tea for Ron Burgundy. It pairs well with mahogany furniture, leather bound books, etc.,” he says.He adds that the Yaupon really took on the character of the brandy, while not being too watery or weak. Both are as much reflective of the original barrel liquid as they are as their own finished products.The Wuyi drinks like a scotch with an almost cigar-like front, smoky nose and rich finish. The Yaupon is delicate and really carries the apple, peach and pear notes from Stone Barn, while retaining plenty of traditional tea flavor.As for future projects, Tellin plans to continue to the collaboration series into next year and beyond. Although he won’t disclose what those teas are as of yet, you can be sure that they’ll be partnerships that continue to push the boundaries of flavor and fusion.The Wuyi varietal is now sold out, but limited boxes of the Yaupon are available here. 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Liqueur 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall last_img read more

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