Prandelli: Why Giampaolo failed with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Italy coach Cesare Prandelli feels for Marco Giampaolo after his dismissal by AC Milan.Prandelli says the players were not up to Giampaolo’s demands.“Seeing the team from the outside, I did develop a theory as to why things went so wrong,” Prandelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Giampaolo loves a reasoned-out style of football that follows certain patterns, whereas all their players are instinctive and don’t follow tactics.“It becomes difficult at that point to find some common ground. Having said all that, Giampaolo 100 per cent deserves his tag as a great Coach in Italian football, it’s just this squad didn’t suit his ideas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
When the South American Under-20 Championship rolls around every two years, Brazil are always title contenders. Even after a disastrous 2017 campaign, normal service was expected to resume in Chile this month.However, a Selecao side shorn of star Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior – deemed too important to his club’s Liga campaign to be released for international duty – have had to rely on a future Merengue hotshot to negotiate the first round. 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? Rodrygo has appeared only in fits and starts so far in Chile, but that has been enough to take Brazil through to the final stage and remain in contention for the title or, at the very least, a spot in May’s World Cup.Having turned 18 at the very start of the tournament, Rodrygo has been involved in all three goals Brazil have scored so far at the competition.After a subdued debut as his side played out a 0-0 stalemate against Colombia, he stepped up a gear to overcome 2017 World Cup runners-up Venezuela.The clash was tense and even throughout, with both teams enjoying spells of dominance. But it was just when the Vinotinto were looking most dangerous that the teenager struck.In the first half he timed his run perfectly to meet Marcos Antonio’s incisive pass and blasted past the helpless Carlos Olses to open the scoring, giving Brazil the breathing space needed after more than two hours without finding the net.Even better was to come after the break. With Venezuela turning the screws in search of an equaliser, Rodrygo effortlessly turned inside his marker to make space, before beating Olses once again with his right foot.Samuel Sosa hit back with a fine free-kick, but Rodrygo’s double left his side just enough margin to buckle down and take a crucial 2-1 victory, the only blip for the Vinotinto, who came out on top in their other three matches in Group A.Brazil, nevertheless, continued to struggle for form and consistency, dominating possession but carving out few chances of note.Rodrygo was equally guilty as the rest of his team-mates in failing to hit a single shot on target from 19 attempts in a 1-0 defeat to hosts Chile, a result that left them needing at least a draw against Bolivia to assure qualification.While the future Madrid striker did not trouble the scorers, he made another decisive intervention.With 25 minutes gone he once more streaked through the middle, forcing Walter Antelo to slice him down and concede a penalty. Flamengo’s Lincoln stepped up and converted in unorthodox style, sending Brazil through to the final stage, which kicks off on Tuesday with a game against Colombia.At just 18, Rodrygo is young even for the U-20 category, and has demonstrated on occasion that he struggles to impose himself against physical defences. But he also shows remarkable maturity for a kid of his age.“Wearing the No. 10 shirt for Brazil is always important and it adds responsibility on me,” he said following the Venezuela win.“I know I have to be decisive and in this game my team-mates helped me a lot in order to achieve that.”With just three goals in their four outings so far, the entire Brazil squad must lift their game for the final stage. Four of the six participants go through, but it will not be easy by any means.Stubborn Colombia kick off a gruelling run of five games in 12 days for the young Selecao, in temperatures that are likely to reach the mid-30s under the summer sun of Rancagua.After the Cafetero, Brazil face a rematch with dangerous Venezuela, who have kept the core of the squad that finished second in the 2017 U-20 World Cup; Uruguay and Ecuador then follow before they conclude their campaign against similarly talent-packed yet under-achieving Argentina on February 10.Two years ago, a side containing talents like new Milan signing Lucas Paqueta, current Everton star Richarlison and on-loan Manchester City promise Douglas Luiz were humbled at the same stage, winning just once and finishing outside the World Cup qualification places.For 30 years from 1981 to 2011 – their last South America win, inspired by the deadly duo of Neymar and Lucas Moura – the Selecao never failed to make at least the top three in the competition: since then, they have only managed to make a single World Cup, even suffering the ignominy of a first-round exit in 2013.Therefore, Rodrygo, Lincoln and Co. have an extra responsibility to reverse that awful recent record and put Brazil back amongst the world’s best at youth level.It is a tall order. Just like Argentina, who went through with an even worse record in Group B, the Canarinha is a walking bullseye for the rest of the continent, who revel in bringing the two football aristocrats to their knees.Rodrygo must build on his early promise in Chile and show why both Real Madrid and Brazil have put so much faith in his undoubtedly fantastic ability.
Thibaut Courtois would choose Eden Hazard ahead of Neymar as a blockbusting signing for Real Madrid this year.Courtois played alongside his Belgium international team-mate for four seasons at Chelsea before moving to the Santiago Bernabeu last August .The Spanish capital has frequently been touted as a future destination for Hazard , who is yet to commit to the Premier League club beyond the end of next season. 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? Madrid’s market activity has been somewhat at odds with the Galacticos era over recent transfer windows and head coach Santiago Solari, and his predecessor Julen Lopetegui, have felt the effects of Cristiano Ronaldo not being replaced following his July departure to Juventus.Ex-Barcelona star Neymar is reported to remain a Madrid target, but Courtois believes his countryman would be a better signing.In an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad , the 26-year-old goalkeeper said: “I [would] choose Eden, of course. I really like him, but the choice is up to the board.”I do not know what will happen. That is not a question for me, but for the chairman and the management.”The team is what it is now. Karim Benzema is in a good shape and scored 17 goals. [Gareth] Bale started well, but then had to deal with injuries.”You see in the matches that we have quality, only sometimes it is not possible to score.”Having the best day, thanks to you all!!! #family #fifaworldcup pic.twitter.com/G4la59C9eQ — Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) July 15, 2018 Barcelona are 10 points better off than third-place Madrid at the top of LaLiga and in pole position to retain their title.The Catalan club have operated with a far more expansive transfer policy of late, than their bitter rivals, particularly since Neymar’s world-record €222million departure to PSG in August 2017.Nevertheless, Courtois does not see their recruitment continuing at such a rate due to the demands of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.”We do not have to look at other teams, we have to look at ourselves,” he said. “We have to build a new team.”Who knows [whether] other teams will get into trouble with the rules of Financial Fair Play?”If you see that Barcelona have already spent twice the amount they have received for Neymar, they may have to sell again soon.”
The Soccerex Football Finance 100 for 2019 is out – and there may be one or two surprises floating around this year’s list.Charting the strongest clubs around the globe in terms of monetary power with an analytical model utilising five variables to deliver a final calculation, the list allows fans to see who packs a punch when it comes to the big bucks.Through utilising the values of playing assets, tangible assets such as stadiums, cash in the bank, owner potential investment and net debt, the Soccerex Football Finance 100 measures up the powerhouses of world football, ultimately awarding them a Football Finance Index (FFI) score based on the results. 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? The results this year aren’t too unexpected, with many of the usual suspects rounding out the top 10 – but below, there may be a few more unforeseen teams jostling in the ranks.Teams from 100-21 have been abbreviated, showing only their FFI scores, while a more detailed breakdown of the numbers is available for the top 20.
Fields of Anfield Road is a signature song for Liverpool fans to sing both at home at Anfield and on the road, almost as famed as club anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone and a staple of the Anfield songbook.But as well-known as the tune is, its roots actually belong in Ireland – as the Kop favourite had been adapted from the well-known Irish folk song Fields of Athenry. So why do Liverpool fans sing it, and what was the original Irish song about? Goal takes a look. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Why do Liverpool fans sing Fields of Athenry?As what usually happens with great football chants, the anthem was adapted from a lesser-known song, with the newer and more popular football version gaining more international attention.After all, You’ll Never Walk Alone is originally a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, but made famous in the football world by Merseybeat band Gerry & the Pacemakers in 1963.The original folk song that Fields of Anfield Road is based on, Fields of Athenry, was written and composed in the 1970s by Irish folk singer-songwriter Pete St. John. The song was first recorded in 1979 by Danny Doyle, and reached the top 10 in the Irish Singles Chart.It is set during the Great Irish Famine in the 19th century and follows a fictional man named Michael from near Athenry in County Galway, who has been sentenced to transportation to Australia as punishment for stealing food for his starving family.The song became synonymous with Irish sporting events, having been made popular by Irish football fans during the 1990 World Cup. It continues to be a favourite amongst Irish sports fans today, particularly during Munster Rugby games. Additionally, it is also sung by Celtic fans and London Irish rugby union teams.And of course, Fields of Anfield Road has been taken up by Liverpool fans to the same tune and melody as the original folk song, with the lyrics altered to reference their history and stadium.The lyrics were originally adapted by a Liverpool fan named Edward R Williams from Wallasey, and gained slow traction across the terraces at Anfield before it eventually became as well-known as it is today.In the song, the character of Michael is replaced by iconic former Reds manager Bill Shankly, and the verses refer to Liverpool figures Kenny Dalglish and Steve Heighway. In 2009, a new version of the song was recorded and released as a charity single to include a verse commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. John Power from Liverpool-based bands Cast and The La’s co-wrote the final verse, and vocal contributions were made by Phil Thompson and Bruce Grobbelaar amongst others.Fields of Anfield Road lyricsOutside the Shankly Gates I heard a Kopite calling Shankly they have taken you away But you left a great eleven Before you went to heaven Now it’s glory round the Fields of Anfield Road.All round the Fields of Anfield Road Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and he could play) We had Heighway on the wing We had dreams and songs to sing Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road Beside the Hillsborough FlameI heard a Kopite mourningWhy so many taken on that day?Justice has never been doneBut their memory will carry onThere’ll be glory around the Fields of Anfield Road Fields of Athenry lyricsBy a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling Michael they have taken you away,For you stole trevelyn’s cornSo the young might see the morn,Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bayLow lie, the Fields of AthenryWhere once we watched the small free birds flyOur love was on the wingWe had dreams and songs to sing, Its so lonely round the Fields of AthenryBy a lonely prison wallI heard a young man calling’Nothing matters Mary, when you’re free’Against the famine and the crown, I rebelled, they brought me down Now its lonely round the Fields of AthenryBy a lonely harbour wallShe watched the last star falling As the prison ship sailed out against the skySure she’ll live in hope and prayFor her love in Botney Bay Its so lonely round the Fields of Athenry Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans prior to the game at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines have been steadily climbing their way back to relevancy since losing to Notre Dame.Their biggest test between now and the season finale against Ohio State will be this Saturday against the Michigan State Spartans.Michigan State have won eight of the last ten matchups with Michigan. They’ve also beaten Jim Harbaugh in two of the last three.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that Michigan has this game on lock. The computer model gives the Wolverines a 68.9 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.Considering how light their schedule is the rest of the way, the Michigan-Ohio State game could determine the Big Ten champion.The game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on FOX.
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)On Friday night, Oregon and Oregon State took the field for their rivalry matchup. The Ducks entered as heavy favorites led by potential top NFL draft pick Justin Herbert.As the game unfolded it was clear the Ducks were the better team – even after Herbert left with an injury. While their star quarterback was on the bench, the Ducks defense took hold, thanks to a few poor decisions by the Oregon State offense.One of those poor decisions was a triple-reverse that ended up in a fumble. It’s one of those players you have to see to believe.Check it out.Oregon State. What? pic.twitter.com/TgFwzCaOFO— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) November 23, 2018Not what you want to see from your offense when you’re already trailing against your rival.Then again, the Beavers have nothing to lose at this point in the season.Oregon leads 34-9 heading into the fourth quarter.
EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans stands with his team before a agem against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 28, 2017 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Michigan State 39-31 in triple overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Although the Michigan State Spartans probably aren’t pleased with a four-point victory over Rutgers, the win does boost their resume.This season was plagued by inconsistent production at quarterback for the Spartans. Whether it was Brian Lewerke or Rocky Lombardi under center, Michigan State rarely sustained success on offense.While Michigan State came crashing down toward the end of the season, its 7-5 record earns them bowl eligibility. Nothing is official yet, but several experts already have their bowl projections available for the Spartans.Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has Michigan State in the Outback Bowl against Texas A&M. Watching Mark Dantonio’s defense face Jimbo Fisher’s offense would be truly special.College Football News also has the Spartans in the Outback Bowl, but instead they’d be facing the Kentucky Wildcats.Eric Single of Sports Illustrated also believes Michigan State will be in the Outback Bowl. However, this projection matches the Spartans with the LSU Tigers.These projections are all indicating that Michigan State will take a trip to Tampa for the winter.Stay tuned.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football player has been released from his program after serious allegations surfaced. The Minnesota Gophers have released tight end Max Janes after he allegedly assaulted a police officer.Head coach P.J. Fleck released a statement confirming Janes is no longer on the football team. “We have extremely high standards for members of our team and when those standards are not met there are consequences,” Fleck said.“Law enforcement officers speak to our team and educate them multiple times a year, and we greatly appreciate those who protect and serve us on a daily basis,” he continued.According to a report from the Star Tribune, Janes is facing felony charges after he allegedly tried to break into a post office. When officers approached Janes, he reportedly became combative and allegedly assaulted an officer.Here’s more from the report:Officers were dispatched to a welfare check on reports of an individual improperly dressed for the cold weather loitering outside the post office. They located Janes just as he gained unlawful entry into the building’s loading dock. Officers placed Janes in their squad car, but opened the rear door after he informed them that he needed to vomit.Janes spent most of the 2018 college football season helping out on special teams.He played in every game for the Gophers during the 2018 season.
India the real deal now, can combat in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand: Allan BorderIndia Sunday retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test at the MCG on Sunday, taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.advertisement Press Trust of India MelbourneDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 09:05 IST Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been highly impressive in whites in 2018 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBorder said this is the best Indian bowling attack he has ever seenBorder was particularly impressed with India’s fast bowling unitBumran, Ishant and Shami have collectively taken a record 134 wickets in away Tests in 2018Lions at home, lambs abroad? Well that is not the case anymore with the Indian cricket team as they now have a group of quality fast bowlers which makes Virat Kohli and his men “the real deal now” in world cricket, feels Australian legend Allan Border.India Sunday retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test at the MCG on Sunday, taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.”They’re the real deal now, they’re the No. 1 team. They’ve been a great side to watch and they deserve this win,” Border told foxsports.com.au.”They’ve had their struggles away from home, but they’re starting to improve because they’ve had some good fast bowling.”Now they can combat Australia, South Africa and New Zealand countries that produce those fast, bouncy, seaming wickets. They used to struggle on those, but they don’t struggle on those now.”Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the best bowler in world cricket now with 48 wickets in his debut Test season. He is part of a lethal pace trio involving the veteran Ishant Sharma and the wily Mohammed Shami.The trio have collectively taken 134 away wickets (Bumrah 48, Ishant 40 and Shami 46) in a single calender year, eclipsing the 34-year-old record that stood in the name of the fearsome West Indies trio of Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner (130 wickets in away tours in 1984).Border heaped praise on India’s pace unit, saying: “It’s as a good an Indian bowling attack as I’ve ever seen.advertisement”They’ve had some fantastic individual bowlers over the years, particularly famous for their spin, going back to when I first started with Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwath Chandrasekhar.”Now they’ve settled on a fantastic fast bowling group, plus they’ve got a couple in the wings that are pretty handy, plus they’ve got a couple of good spinners and their batting is very, very good,” Border said.Also Read | This is the best Indian bowling attack to come to Australia: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Kohli reveals why he did not enforce follow-on: Wanted to give our bowlers enough restAlso Read | Great to see India dominating with pace, says Harbhajan SinghFor 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 AustraliaFollow Allan BorderFollow Boxing Day Test
Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe 5.8-inch S10 will be “just be the smallest Galaxy S10.”The standard S10 with a 6.1-inch display will only have a single selfie punch-hole camera.The 6.4-inch S10 Plus limited edition model will feature 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage.After an almost forgettable year last year in terms of its flagship models, Samsung is pushing all boundaries to regain the lead in the smartphone space. The next generation Galaxy S10 models, scheduled to be unveiled on February 20, is already shaping up to be an exciting range of flagship Samsung smartphones. As of now, it’s known that Samsung will have three models under the Galaxy S10 moniker. A triple camera setup will be standard for the top-end models while the “entry-level” S10 will feature a dual camera setup for the rear. However, a new leak from GSMArena now gives us more exciting information about the next generation Galaxy S10 models.The headlining feature that the new leak brings is the presence of 12GB RAM and 1TB storage for the top-end model of the Galaxy S10. The 6.4-inch S10 Plus will have a limited edition model that will feature 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. Previously, the Galaxy Note 9 could only hold 1TB of data with an additional 512GB micro SD card. The S10 Plus limited edition will feature 1TB storage out-of-the-box, which indicates users could pack in more data with expandable storage. Maybe the S10 Plus could hold up to 1.5TB of data in total.The S10 Plus will also sport a dual selfie camera setup. The dual selfie camera will be present in the form of a punch hole design towards the corner of the display. The rear camera will sport a three-camera setup. The standard S10 with a 6.1-inch display will only have a single selfie punch-hole camera and a triple camera setup at the back. The 5.8-inch S10 will also have a single selfie camera but will be limited to a dual camera setup for the rear.advertisementAs for the 5.8-inch S10 Lite, the insiders have said Samsung won’t be giving the “Lite” moniker to the entry-level S10. The 5.8-inch S10 will be “just be the smallest S10” and feature the same specifications, including the same Exynos chipset and RAM options as the more expensive S10 models. However, what will remain uniform to all the S10 variants will be Samsung’s OneUI. All the Galaxy S10 models will come preloaded with Samsung’s OneUI with Android 9 Pie. The OneUI is Samsung’s latest custom skin for its premium smartphones and focuses on improving the single-handed usage on its bigger Galaxy smartphones.Another important feature that will make it to the S10 series is the 3.5mm headphone jack. The 3.5mm headphone jack is now extremely rare in premium smartphones these days and Samsung seems to be the only manufacturer to retain the headphone jack on its flagship models. This will make the S10 a favourite with those who prefer the old-school headphone jack.Galaxy S10 launch dateThe Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on February 20, just before the MWC Barcelona begins. The device will go on sale from March 8, 2019 in international markets.Do note that these are still leaks and rumours. Therefore you should take this with a pinch of salt. Samsung will unveil the S10 at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20 and is also expected to unveil the much-awaited Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone alongside the S10 series.ALSO READ | Galaxy S10 launch set for February 20 as Samsung sends invite for Unpacked eventALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+: Punch hole display, smaller chin and all the rumours so far While Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and SamALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite case render shows Infinity-O display, wireless charging supportGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidFollow smartphones Galaxy S10’s iPhone-beating features leak: 1TB storage, 12GB RAM, headphone jack and moreThe Galaxy S10 series will spawn three models. The 5.8-inch model won’t be called S10 Lite and all three models will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.advertisement
Asian News International NagpurMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 10:13 IST India vs Australia: Pat Cummins said that Australia are choosing to look at the positives (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia lost the 2nd ODI against India by 8 runs to go 2-0 downPat Cummins was the star with the ball, taking 4 wickets for 29 runsAustralia takes on India in the third ODI on Friday, March 8 at RanchiBrief scores – India (250) beat Australia (242) by 8 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Stoinis (52), Handscomb (48), Kuldeep (3/54), Shankar (2/15). Highlights | Match Report | ScorecardEven after Australia lost against India in the opening two ODIs, fast bowler Pat Cummins believes his team has great morale and can win from any situation.”The feeling in the group is great, I feel like every time we walk on the field we have a real shot of winning a game no matter what the circumstances,” cricket.com.au quoted Pat Cummins as saying.Australia went down to India by eight runs in the final over in Nagpur after Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb and Alex Carey rallied late to leave the visitors just two lusty blows on Tuesday night away from an upset victory.”We are taking every single game deep, it comes down to a couple of overs, a couple of key moments which are the difference between winning and losing” Cummins said.”That is all you can do is try to put yourself in those positions.”The more you are in that the more you get used to it and kind of work out how you can do some things better,” he said.India take a 2-0 series lead after an absolute thriller in Nagpur! SCORES: https://t.co/t3NnK7TGxx #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/w756aOHsk8cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 5, 2019It was the third time in the past five ODI’s between these two nations that the match went down to the last six balls.advertisementAnd to make matters worse for Australia, they lost all those close encounters.Australia would look to rectify these errors to get more confidence ahead of the World Cup.”We have still got quite a lot of cricket before the World Cup but I honestly think it is in a really good place at the moment,” Cummins told cricket.com.au.Marcus Stoinis was keeping the hopes alive for the Aussies as they needed 11 runs off the final over but it just was not to be as Vijay Shankar dismissed him off the very first ball of the final over, resulting in Australia’s defeat by eight runs.”So with Stoinis out there, I thought we were a massive chance. He played it beautifully, the way he just counted down the balls, chose his bowlers,” Cummins told cricket.com.au.”To have 11 off the last over against probably their fifth bowler is a pretty good position from where we were.””He set it up beautifully – just was not his day, that last over.”Australia would hope to bounce back in the third ODI to deny India the chance of taking an unassailable lead in the five-match series.Australia takes on India in the third ODI on Friday, March 8 at Ranchi.Also Read | Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, says Aaron FinchAlso Read | Not thinking about World Cup: Vijay Shankar after helping India win 2nd ODI vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli on 40th ODI hundred: It’s just a number, more proud of our 2nd inningsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 2nd ODIFollow Pat CumminsFollow Virat KohliFollow INDvAUS Pat Cummins says Australia looking at positives despite loss in 2nd ODI vs IndiaBrief scores – India (250) beat Australia (242) by 8 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Stoinis (52), Handscomb (48), Kuldeep (3/54), Shankar (2/15). Australian pacer feels there is a lot of cricket to be played before the 2019 ICC World Cup and the fact they are taking games down to the wire means they are being competitive.advertisement
Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper N Jagadeesan in awe of MS Dhoni’s fitnessN Jagadeesan, who is a part of Chennai Super Kings’ preparatory camp at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, said he seeks advice and tips on wicketkeeping and batting from MS Dhoni.advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 21:08 IST MS Dhoni will soon join the Chennai Super Kings preparatory camp in Chennai ahead of IPL 2019. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSN Jagadeesan was in awe of how fit MS Dhoni is at the age of 37Jagadeesan is yet to make his IPL debutJagadeesan is preparing in the CSK preparatory camp for the upcoming season of the IPLTamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan is in awe of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s fitness and said the legendary stumper was supremely fit and so calm.”He is supremely fit. You really can’t say he is 37 because of the way he moves, he is so swift around the field. And he is just so calm. He rarely speaks, but those few words lift the team,” Jagadeesan was quoted as saying on the CSK website.The flamboyant batsman, who is yet to make his IPL debut, said he got to watch Dhoni closely, adding that he got inputs from the talismanic captain.”You don’t see Dhoni keep at the nets, he is someone who keeps directly in the games. But he is always there to guide you. I will be doing my drills and, at times when Mahi bhai sees me, he takes the time out to come and give me inputs. If I have doubts in my wicketkeeping or batting I go to him,” Jagadeesan said.The 23-year old cricketer said he had learnt by sharing the dressing room with some of the game’s legends and added it was special to return to the same dressing room.”To be coming back to the same dressing room is something special. I’m seeking to further my experience and lerarn more. As a cricketer I really learnt a lot, sharing the dressing room with some of the legends of the game was an experience in itself,” he added.”I not only got to learn technical stuff. I also got to see how they prepare before a game mentally, how they carry themselves on and off the field.advertisementJagadeesan is part of CSK’s preparatory camp at the M A Chidambaram stadium here.Indian Test batsman Murali Vijay joined the camp on Sunday.Other CSK players, including Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma and K M Asif, among others, have been training ahead of IPL-12.CSK takes on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL-12 opener on March 23.Also Read | Virat Kohli dazzles in new IPL 2019 advertisementAlso Read | Match-fixing bigger crime than murder: Dhoni recalls CSK suspension in documentary teaserAlso Read | Workload management will come into effect in 2nd phase of IPL: Bhuvneshwar KumarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow N JagadeesanFollow IPL 2019
No data available! view more view less Next advertisement commentary graphs India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 1st Semi-final: What happens on reserve day?India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019, 1st semi-final: Play was stopped in the 47th over of the first innings due to rain in Manchester with New Zealand reaching 211 for 5 after electing to bat first against India. India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 00:12 IST India vs New Zealand world cup match reserve day match in Manchester What Happens if Rain Doesn’t Allow India vs NZ Semifinal to Resume (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPlay was stopped after 46.1 overs in the first innings after New Zealand opted to batNZ had reached 211 for 5 with Ross Taylor batting 67 and Tom Latham on 3Play will resume on Reserve Day (Wednesday) if conditions don’t improve on TuesdayRain has come back to haunt cricket fans in the World Cup 2019 and that too in the first semi-final itself between India and New Zealand in Manchester. The match will resume on the reserve day.Play had to be stopped after 46.1 overs in the first innings when New Zealand had reached 211 for 5 with Ross Taylor (67*) and Tom Latham (3*) on strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal had picked up a wicket each till that point for India.The game will continue on Wednesday where it was halted – New Zealand will complete their 50-over innings and India will then complete their 50-over innings, weather permitting. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.For the match to be completed, India are required to bat for at least 20 overs. If no play is possible on the reserve day also then India will qualify for the final due as they had finished on top of the points table in the league phasea, ahead of fourth-placed New Zealand.#INDvNZ | #CWC19 https://t.co/MudeQh1NOYICC (@ICC) July 9, 2019The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to social media to explain the playing scenario if the game is forced into the reserve day.”In the event of poor weather for example, steps will be taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 min.advertisement”If there is still no result on the scheduled match day, play will continue on the Reserve Day, using the same start time and hours of play as the scheduled match day.”The reserve day will be a continuation not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, meaning the score from the original match day will be carried through to the reserve day,” the BCCI said in a series of tweets.Information – In the event of poor weather for example, steps will be taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 min.BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2019If there is still no result on the scheduled match day, play will continue on the Reserve Day, using the same start time and hours of play as the scheduled match day.BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2019The reserve day will be a continuation not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, meaning the score from the original match day will be carried through to the reserve day.BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2019Information to Ticket Holders:”Your match ticket is valid for both the originally planned date of the match and will also be valid on the Reserve Day if required. Please hold onto your ticket for the Reserve Day to gain entry to the ground.”If you are unable to attend the Reserve Day, please note that you cannot sell your ticket to other fans due to the limited turnaround time,” the ICC said in a statement for all ticket holders of this semi-final.Incidentally, India’s league match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled in Nottingham. India reached the semi-finals after winning 7 of their 8 completed matches.They had lost to England in a high-scoring match while New Zealand qualified for the semi-finals with 11 points. India are playing their 7th World Cup semi-finals while New Zealand have reached the semi-finals 8 times now.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: Virat Kohli’s catch to dismiss Martin Guptill leaves fans awestruckAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealand semi-finalFollow India vs New Zealand scorecard
Mumbai Indians’ plan to promote IPL in US shot down by CoADefending champions Mumbai Indians were mulling to head to the United States to play a few pre-season games in a bid to promote IPL but CoA did not approve the proposal.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 17:41 IST File photo of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians would have headed to the US for a few pre-season matchesMI even asked the CoA to provide the window as per their suitabilityCoA were informed of the proposal but the Supreme Court-appointed committee turned it downIndian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians’ plan to promote brand IPL in the US has been shot down by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).The move was envisaged on the lines of top football clubs who travel to the Asian countries before the start of the season to not only promote the game, but also to expand the fan base of the teams.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that it was unfortunate that the effort of the franchise to spread awareness about the IPL and increase the following of the cash-rich league was turned down by the CoA.”Since MI participate in a BCCI tournament, they must take written permission if they are looking at any such move. Mumbai Indians’ idea was to promote brand IPL and the game in the US and also to develop a new market for the game. The team would have headed to the US and also play a few games with local teams so as to attract cricket lovers in the region and get them up close and personal with their favourite stars.”In fact, MI was also keen to share any revenue earned in the process. The IPL clause says that if you as a franchise play outside of the tournament, any revenue earned is to be shared. MI had no problem with that as the idea was to take the game to more homes and increase the fan base,” the source said.”MI even asked the CoA to provide the window as per their suitability. Playing local matches would popularise the sport as we all know that cricket is not followed much there and also, there are many Indians there and the franchise wanted to go and experiment and see how they can give back to the game,” the source added.advertisementAsked if the franchise looked at it as a profitable venture, the source said: “Selling tickets wasn’t their idea because you never know if you would even have the top stars like Rohit Sharma playing as they have national commitments. The idea was to promote the brand and the game in the region. It was about making a noise. The franchise is very serious about the idea and wants to bring it up with the BCCI in the future as well. IPL is a global brand in cricket playing countries, but what about the upcoming nations?”Isn’t this why the football clubs come to Asian countries on their pre-season tours? That is how you expand the brand and make the game more popular. It is no mean project and MI is ready to do that and should get the required assistance.”While the CoA was informed of the proposal from MI, it decided not to grant approval.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 Mumbai IndiansFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow BCCIFollow COAFollow United States cricket
Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 5, 2019UPDATED: August 5, 2019 09:30 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung will announce the next-gen Exynos chipset on August 7 at the Galaxy Note 10 event.The rumoured Exynos 9825 will be based on a 7nm process to offer better power efficiency.Exynos 9825 will also offer a bump in performance and improved AI processing over the Exynos 9820.Samsung’s August 7 Galaxy Unpacked event will be packed with new product launches. The star of the show will of course be the Galaxy Note 10 series. While we know almost everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, the one feature that has still been a bit of a mystery is the processor Samsung will be using. So far, we have only heard rumours of an upgraded Exynos 9825 SoC. A couple of days ago, the company’s official Samsung Exynos Twitter account confirmed that a new Exynos processor will be unveiled on August 7.The teaser offers a short video to tease this next-gen Exynos processor, talking about power and intelligence. We believe this is a brand new flagship mobile processor, called Exynos 9825, that will power the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. Based on what we have heard so far, the Exynos 9825 will offer a slight bump in performance and improved power efficiency over the Exynos 9820 that powers the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e. The Exynos 9825 chip may also feature dual-core NPU for advanced AI processing.Power evolved. August 7, 2019. #NextGenPower pic.twitter.com/CyAHdTpi7HSamsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) August 2, 2019Notably, all the reports so far seem to be certain that the Exynos 9825 will be based on a 7nm process. In comparison, the Exynos 9820 is based on an 8nm FinFET process that has not provided the kind of benchmark results scored by the Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Exynos 9825 should be in a better position to take on competition as it will reportedly use a more advanced 7nm process compared to the process used for the Snapdragon 855 chip.advertisementThe Exynos 9825 processor has appeared in a few benchmark tests in recent months where it has managed to outscore the Snapdragon 855 SoC in single-core performance. But only real-world tests will be able to tell us whether the upcoming Exynos chip can really outperform Snapdragon 855.Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ with the new Exynos chipset on August 7 in New York. The phones are set to launch in India soon after as they have been teased on Flipkart with pre-registrations open. The Galaxy Note 10 duo will sport Infinity-O displays, new S Pen with Air Gesture feature and 5G support (in some markets).ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 reservations now open in the US, deliveries begin August 23ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 review: Great display, unique camera but extremely priceyGet 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 SamsungFollow Galaxy Note 10 Samsung teases arrival of Exynos 9825 on August 7, will power Galaxy Note 10 seriesSamsung has started teasing the launch of a new flagship chipset, possibly the Exynos 9825, that will power the Galaxy Note 10 series.advertisement
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Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.Eating sustainably isn’t always easy. Sometimes restaurants and butchers will proudly display the names of their farmers and purveyors, but more often than not, you have to do your own research or just straight up ask. Things can get a little Portlandia. But people who are proud of where they source their meat will be glad to tell you the story behind the protein, and it’ll help you make better decisions in the long run. Happy Valley Meat Company is working to make this process simpler, both for the farmer and the chef.Happy Valley’s mission is to create a direct connection between chefs and the farmers who raise their meat. Farmers lose money if they sell single cuts of meat, but restaurateurs might not be able to sell all of the meat from a whole animal, which wastes both food and money. Happy Valley buys whole animals from small, organic farms and breaks them down in their own slaughterhouse, Rising Spring Meats. This way, farmers can sell whole animals, and chefs can buy only what they need, ensuring nothing goes to waste. It’s a brilliant system that makes us wonder why more of the meat industry doesn’t operate in this way.We’ve been fans of Happy Valley Meat and their mission for awhile now, so we were excited to speak with owner Dan Honig about how his company is changing the food industry for the better.First things first, why beef? Is it simply because cows are the largest whole animal that restaurants have to purchase and break down, or did other factors go into the decision?We work with multiple species—lamb, chickens, goats, pigs—but beef is our bread and butter. Out of all the species of meat animals, beef is the most unapproachable, and someone needed to make small farm beef workable.Typically, if a chef wanted to work with small sustainable farms, she or he would go directly to that farm and buy a whole animal. This is the ideal way for a farmer to sell meat because it’s challenging for farmers to deal with inventory imbalances that come from selling cuts off of a whole animal. Many restaurants have adapted their menus to incorporate selling whole animals from chickens (4 lbs), lambs (50 lbs), goats (50 lbs) and even pigs (200 lbs). Beef (800 lbs!) is where the train comes to a screeching halt. Smaller animals have 3-7 cuts that a restaurant can manage, and even a 200-pound pig can be short work if a restaurant sells sausage. An 800-pound beef carcass is not so simple—the sheer size of the animal lends itself to upwards of 32 cuts, of which, 250 pounds will be ground beef. Selling 250 pounds of ground beef basically means you’re a hamburger or meatball restaurant.The size impediment has prevented chefs from working with small beef farmers. We got into beef because we want chefs to be able to tell the small farm story without having to only sell ground beef or meatballs. Every piece of meat we sell has the name of the farm on it, so a diner can trace the animal’s origin directly to the farm where it was raised. We allow chefs to tell the small farm story with the convenience of the larger packing houses. You can’t make everyone change everything they’re doing all at once, but if you can speak the same language they’re already speaking, it’s easier to move chefs onto sustainable meat.Many people associate sustainable eating with animal welfare and the environment, which are both extremely important in their own ways. But I find not many people think about the farmer when eating sustainably. How has Happy Valley Meat helped the small, local farmer?Happy Valley’s first priority is farmer welfare. In 2016 alone, we’ve put back over $1.25 million into small farm economies. Commodity pricing took a massive dive in Fall 2015. Farmers were losing $500-$1000 per head of beef (it takes two years for beef cattle to reach maturity/market weight). We’ve held our pricing strong so that our farmers didn’t experience those losses, and we’ve found better markets for 493 beef animals in 2016. On two occasions, farmers voiced that they would have quit raising beef if it wasn’t for their dealings with Happy Valley Meat while a dozen other farms have increased their herd size in excitement to grow with us.In previous interviews, you’ve talked about how butchering has become this increasingly popular, sexy trade, but operating a slaughterhouse is still seen as unappealing. Do you think the younger generation’s interest in sustainability and responsible sourcing will shift this mentality?Unfortunately, I don’t think the younger generation will see slaughterhouse work as appealing, even as it’s necessary to supporting animal agriculture. It’s a hard and dangerous business with tight margins and little public interaction. Butchering is highly skilled labor that large packing houses have broken down into assembly line specialization. A worker in a small to medium slaughter shop must be able to do many, if not all, of these specialized tasks because the scale isn’t there to have interchangeable people in small shops. As this labor problem increases, I believe we should be looking to advancing technology for answers. Robotics will be able to fill this void of human labor and take some of the danger out of the job. There will always be a place in our hearts for artisanal butcher shops, but we need to figure out a way to make the less seen, higher volume small slaughter shops financially viable while also dealing with the fact that fewer and fewer people want the job. It’s a daunting task with much hope in technology.It’s not always easy to make educated decisions when buying meat, especially if you don’t live near a butcher. Whether shopping at the store or ordering in a restaurant, how can we all make more sustainable, cruelty-free choices?The truth of the matter is, when shopping or eating out, we should consider meat and animal products guilty until proven innocent. There is a lot of greenwashing out there and a plethora of terms that are too wide to act as a guide. For instance, the word “natural” only refers to processing, not how an animal was raised, and “cage free” eggs are good, except in instances where the birds fight because of overcrowding and poor environmental upkeep. Third party welfare certifiers like Certified Humane and Animal Welfare Approved are your best bet to eating happy animals. Ask for specific farm names and do research, actually call farms and ask questions; if you find a farm you like, ask where they sell their meat. Key questions to ask are: what percentage of an animal’s life is spent on pasture, what is the animal fed, are they given antibiotics or hormones for growth promotion, how far do they travel to get slaughtered, how big is the farm where they come from and who runs that farm? You’ll have to see how the answers feel against your conscience as everyone’s values are different. Finally, even though I sell meat for a living, I live a mostly vegetarian lifestyle, only eating meat when I know where it comes from, and I recommend the same lifestyle to everyone. If you can’t prove it’s a happy animal, assume it’s not.You work with a lot of amazing restaurants and chefs who trust Happy Valley to deliver the best beef possible. Do you have any favorite dishes that your clients are currently serving at their establishments?I’m no great connoisseur, but my favorite dishes are usually the ones with ground meats like meatballs and hamburgers. Not only do they have the fewest deaths per plate because they use the most meat off of the carcass, but they have great flavor and just the right amount of fat. Dig Inn’s Happy Valley Meatballs, Hank’s Juicy Beef’s Hot Beef Sandwich, Momofuku Nishi’s Raw Beef and the roast beef sandwich at Tørst all top my list. But most of our restaurants change their menus seasonally, so it’s hard to keep up with the never ending supply of tasty dishes. The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind 7 Most Popular Beard Styles for Men Right Now
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Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noir Editors’ Recommendations At some point in our lives, most of us have had to take an English composition class. More often than not, that (dreaded) class involved a little book by Strunk & White called The Elements of Style. The book condenses the rules of good prose down to a short read not much longer than a daily commute. Within those pages, is dictum number 13: “Omit needless words.” It’s a rule that can apply as much to life — and certainly in style — as to writing.The white shirt is a fashion metaphor for that rule. Stripped of color or pattern, a white shirt, like a good sentence, has to be well-constructed, balanced, and able to stand on its own. It’s a challenging statement too; wearing a white shirt means there’s no allowance for coffee spills, errant salad dressing, or, well … sweat. A good relationship with a laundry, a significant other with laundry talents, or a stain spray is a requirement. But it’s all worth it. The right white shirt can telegraph authority, confidence, and insouciance — and it doesn’t make a great tan look bad, either.As temperatures warm up, here our are our white-hot choices for best men’s white dress shirts.Brooks Brothers Original Polo Button-Down Oxford Shirt – $140Introduced in 1896, John E. Brooks (a Brooks’ grandson, not a brother) noticed that polo players’ collars were pinned down to prevent them from flapping around. John substituted buttons and a classic was born. But even classics can use an update, so Brooks Brothers recently made some adjustments for added comfort and reintroduced mother-of-pearl buttons. Side gussets and a longer shirttail were also added to prevent untucking (see below for our waiver on that). Most noticeably, the front shirt pocket, a feature of the shirt since 1968, was removed to more closely mirror the original style. The shirt is made in Garland, North Carolin, from pure American Supima cotton. USA, baby!See ItGitman Vintage Classic Oxford Shirt – $165While we’re studying the classics, Gitman Vintage reached into the brand’s archives, making this button-down from durable, 100-percent cotton Cambridge Oxford cloth that softens when washed, but remains virtually indestructible. The fabric that was used for the first non-custom shirt the company made in 1978 is the very same cloth they use today. Gitman’s model features a higher armhole, narrow sleeve, and a slim, tailored fit, as well as chalk buttons. The added strength of double-track stitching was pioneered by Gitman Brothers while making shirts for the United States military.See ItHamilton Shirts 1883 Club Collar Pullover Shirt – $195The pullover lies somewhere between a great button-up and a comfy T-shirt. It’s perfect for travel, subbing for a casual dress shirt, tucked into khakis with a blazer and feels right at home at a summer wedding. It’s also kind of a perfect thing to throw on as a little extra bit of SPF while at the beach. Hamilton’s offers a soft, sporty version with a rounded club collar. It’s also hand-cut and sewn in the USA out of Italian fabric.See ItMichael Kors Slim-fit Stretch-Cotton Shirt $178The designer Michael Kors is renowned for sending sophisticated minimalism down the runway. We turn to him for a shirt that takes our quest for simplicity to a whole new level. Stripped of detail, this men’s white dress shirt is rendered in breathable stretch-cotton in a modern and sophisticated slim-fit. It feels like wearing the future.See ItEton White Herringbone Twill Shirt – $255Again from The Elements: “… we approach … style in the sense of what is distinguished and distinguishing.” What could be more distinguishing than this herringbone pattern play from Eton? After all, the Swedes know a thing or two about good taste. Plus, a bit of texture takes the edge off an otherwise severe obligation to perfection.See ItAbercrombie & Fitch Banded Collar Poplin Shirt – $58Continuing with our sins of omission, Abercrombie eliminates the collar with a banded collar model that evokes a sort of austerity, but retains comfort and charm. It’s a little Western without the glitz, a little country without the grit. Wear it with a pair of button-fly jeans or Spartan black pants and let your personality do the talking.See ItUntuckIt Crianza in Wrinkle-Resistant White Linen Shirt – $98Then there are the guys for whom brevity comes naturally. For them, there is the upstart brand, UntuckIt, featuring a shorter tail for guys who don’t believe in tucking in their shirts. The brand’s “Travel Linen” has a wrinkle-free treatment, easing the minds of most men’s discomfort with wearing linen in the first place.See ItOnia Kai Linen Pullover Hoodie – $125Departing from the traditional, a great white shirt is a great white shirt — even when it’s super casual, like this woven hoodie from swimwear brand Onia. It’s lightweight linen and garment-washed, so it’s as cool as can be in both temperament and temperature. The sleeves have a tab closure to keep them in place and out of the way when rolled, which you should definitely take advantage of.See ItPlain white shirt not doing it for you? Check out these more colorful, spring dress shirts for a bit of style swerve. Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Why You Should Give White Zinfandel a Chance (Again) 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whites What is White IPA? Here’s Everything You Need to Know (Plus 6 Beers to Try)