Zidane responds after Bale scores in win over Arsenal

first_imgZinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale’s goalscoring performance against Arsenal but insisted nothing had changed with the Real Madrid outcast.Bale came off the bench to rescue Madrid in the International Champions Cup, scoring from close range to bring his side back into the match after they trailed 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Tipped to leave Madrid this summer, Bale sat out the loss to Bayern Munich, with Zidane confirming after the match that the club were looking to offload the winger this summer.  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? That sparked a war of words between the club and the player’s representative, with agent Jonathan Barnett​ calling Zidane “a disgrace​” before the Real Madrid boss insisted that he had not disrespected the Wales international.Zidane also claimed that Bale did not play against Bayern because he didn’t want to, leading to suggestions that he may have played his last game for the club.But he was surprisingly involved in Maryland after Zidane claimed the 30-year-old was close to departing the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring early in the second half to spark a comeback in a match that Madrid eventually won on penalties.Despite scoring in the game, Zidane insists nothing has changed in terms of Bale’s future, leaving open the possibility that the former Tottenham winger could be on the move before the start of the new season. Asked about Bale’s performance on Tuesday, Zidane – who saw Nacho Fernandez sent off in the ninth minute for a handball – told reporters: “He has played a good game and I am happy for him. As I am for everyone.”He is with us and we will continue working. We played well 10 against 11 and were better with 10 against 10. I don’t know what will happen. He wanted to play and the other day he didn’t.”I haven’t talked to him. He has trained normally and that’s why he played. Nothing has changed, you know what the situation is like.”The club’s ICC commitments for the year will come to an end on Friday, when they take on rivals Atletico Madrid in New Jersey before heading to Germany to play in the Audi Cup.They will face Tottenham in the semi-final of that pre-season competition on July 30 before another friendly clash with RB Salzburg on August 7.Zidane and his side kick-off their 2019-20 Liga campaign with an away fixture against Celta Vigo on August 17.last_img read more

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TV Channel Update For The Auburn-Washington Game

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Update: The Auburn-Washington game will be starting at 3:40 p.m. E.T. on ABC everywhere outside of Ohio and Oregon.ABC will switch to the Auburn-Washington game at 2:40 CT for everyone outside of Ohio and Oregon.— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) September 1, 2018Earlier: Auburn and Washington highlight college football’s afternoon slate Week 1. The Tigers and the Huskies are set to meet in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Ga.The Auburn-Washington game is scheduled to be televised on ABC. However, weather delays in the Ohio State-Oregon State game have caused some problems.It’s not looking like the Auburn-Washington game will be starting on ABC, at least nationally.We’re now past the 3:30 p.m. start time on ABC and the Ohio State-Oregon State game is still being shown on ABC.Auburn and Washington fans are, unsurprisingly, freaking out a bit when it comes to their game.“What’s the tv plan for Auburn-Washington since Ohio State-Oregon State still has two quarters to go??” everyone is wondering, as highlighted by Allen Smith.What’s the tv plan for Auburn-Washington since Ohio State-Oregon State still has two quarters to go?? #CFAKickoff @AuburnFootball @ESPNCFB— Allen Smith (@alnsmith521) September 1, 2018ESPN and ABC have yet to issue an official update on the Auburn-Washington TV channel situation.It seems likely that the game will start on an ESPN channel (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN News) until the Ohio State-Oregon State game finishes up on ABC.Stay tuned for more updates.last_img read more

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Former NFL Exec “Wouldn’t Be Shocked’ If Kyler Murray Returned To Oklahoma

first_imgkyler murray in the fourth quarter against alabamaMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)It’s no secret Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has a major decision to make. The star quarterback signed with the Oakland Athletics after the team made him the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.Oakland reached an agreement with Murray, allowing him to play football for the Sooners this season. However, after Oklahoma’s berth into the College Football Playoff, many wondered if Murray would either take his talents to the NFL or return to Oklahoma to finish what he started.Murray and the Sooners lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl and after the game the star quarterback said this year was “not satisfying.”Longtime NFL analyst and executive Gil Brandt made a bold prediction for Murray. He “wouldn’t be shocked” to see Murray back on the Oklahoma sideline in 2019.Two things I wouldn’t be shocked if they happened in 2019:1. Kliff Kingsbury was an NFL HC2. Kyler Murray returned to OU— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) January 3, 2019Oklahoma fans would be thrilled with the return of the Heisman Trophy-winner. Would Murray spurn the Athletics to return for another year of college football?We’ll have to wait and see.last_img read more

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Indian Wells: Sick Alexander Zverev knocked out, Naomi Osaka gets solid win

first_img Next Indian Wells: Sick Alexander Zverev knocked out, Naomi Osaka gets solid winBNP Paribas Open: Ailing Alexander Zverev lost 3-6, 1-6 to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the 3rd round. Naomi Osaka powered into 4th round with 6-4, 6-2 win over Danielle Collins.advertisement Reuters CaliforniaMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 17:25 IST Indian Wells: Alexander Zverev (left) lost in the 3rd round while Naomi Osaka registered a strong win. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlexander Zverev said he had been sick for a week after his defeat at Indian WellsNovak Djokovic’s match vs Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended due to rainNaomi Osaka continued to stay in for title defence after a dominating winA sick Alexander Zverev was sent packing from the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat by fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round at Indian Wells, California on Monday.The night match between world number one Novak Djokovic, who is playing his first tournament since his Australian Open triumph in January, and Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended with the top seed leading 1-0.Struff saved all four break points he faced and took barely an hour to clinch his first career win over Zverev in five attempts.”I have been sick for a week. That hasn’t changed unfortunately,” third seed Zverev told reporters. “I think I just got unlucky, got a virus somewhere and that’s how it is.”Stunning Struff @Struffitennis serves up nine aces and saves 4/4 break points as he topples No. 3 seed Sascha Zverev 6-3, 6-1 to reach the fourth round.#BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/Vb5RUaVYCxBNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 11, 2019Zverev lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Acapulco tournament in Mexico nine days ago.He said his main focus was to recover for the Miami Open that starts in Florida next week.Next up for 55th-ranked Struff will be Canadian 13th seed Milos Raonic, who had his hands full before prevailing against American qualifier Marcos Giron 4-6 6-4 6-4.”He came up with the goods and definitely pushed me to the brink there where I was getting a little bit frustrated,” Raonic told reporters after converting three of his 12 break points.advertisementRespect @milosraonic dispatched wildcard qualifier and California native Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to climb into the #BNPPO19 fourth round.: https://t.co/tNPh5LEwQQ pic.twitter.com/IUyjL5IloZBNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 12, 2019″I think I created a lot of chances and a few maybe I didn’t take the way I would have liked but he also stepped up well on his chances.”I just kept missing opportunities. I could have drifted off a few times mentally.”Giron rued what might have been after failing to capitalise on a winning position.”Even though he’s a big favourite, it still hurts to lose, being up a break in the third,” said the world 217.”He really stayed disciplined. He kept fighting and putting ball in the court and I made a few mistakes. I think he showed why he’s one of the best players.”Seventh seed Dominic Thiem beat Gilles Simon 6-3 6-1 while Croat Ivo Karlovic defeated Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3 7-6(3).OSAKA STAYS ON COURSE FOR TITLE DEFENCEWorld number one Naomi Osaka powered into the fourth round at Indian Wells on Monday after a 6-4 6-2 victory over Danielle Collins.The 21-year-old Japanese had a shaky start when she was broken early in the first set but quickly found her groove and broke the American four times and struck 29 winners to advance.Pick up, please @Naomi_Osaka_ #BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/7VcyiILtxjBNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 12, 2019The U.S. and Australian Open champion, who is also defending the title at Indian Wells, will next face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, who beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4 6-2.The duo were joined in the fourth round by seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, who defeated qualifier Christina McHale 6-2 7-5.The 38-year-old Williams, who showed her mettle in the second round where she upset world number three Petra Kvitova, will meet unseeded German Mona Barthel in the fourth round.”I feel definitely more comfortable going into that match than, for example, today,” Williams told reporters.”I had never played [McHale] before, so you feel like you don’t really know what’s going to happen..@Venuseswilliams with the victory moves #BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/fwx5mlmsgmBNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 11, 2019Earlier, Latvian 11th seed Anastasija Sevastova became the latest player to be stuck down with a viral illness at the tournament.Sevastova was down 5-0 in the first set of her third round match with Estonian 21st seed Anett Kontaveit when she retired.Her departure came less than 24 hours after Serena Williams was unable to continue her match on Sunday, also citing a viral illness.Men’s third seed Alexander Zverev also said on Monday after losing to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff that he too had a virus.Among those women still feeling healthy, three-times grand slam champion Angelique Kerber battled back to beat Russian qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6 6-1 6-3.Kerber took a while to warm to her task on a cool morning in the California desert.”She was playing really fast and flat, so that was something I was not really expecting,” the German said of her opponent.advertisement”I was trying to adjust, especially with my movement at the end of the first set and beginning of the second, and I think that was the key to coming back.”Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova was not at her very best but still prevailed 6-3 6-2 over Ysaline Bonaventure.”I felt somehow strange and the match was strange,” said Pliskova.Also Read | Roger Federer wins opener, Serena Williams retires illAlso Read | Prajnesh got a chance to break into top 50: Vijay AmritrajAlso Read | Naomi Osaka a Barbie girl, in a tennis worldFor 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 Indian WellsFollow BNP Paribas OpenFollow Alexander ZverevFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Naomi OsakaFollow Milos RaonicFollow Prajnesh GunneswaranFollow Angelique KerberFollow Karolina PliskovaFollow Venus WilliamsFollow Belinda Benciclast_img read more

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Kolkata Police level sexual harassment charge against Mohammed Shami

first_imgKolkata Police level sexual harassment charge against Mohammed ShamiKolkata Police has filed a chargesheet against Mohammed Shami at the Alipore police court, where he has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment).advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 18:45 IST Mohammed Shami has been charged under non-bailable sections by Kolkata Police. (Mohammed Shami Instagram Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami has been charged by Kolkata Police for dowry and sexual harassmentShami had been accused of domestic violence and sexual abuse by his wife Hasin Jahan last yearShami last represented India in the just-concluded ODI series vs AustraliaIndia’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been charged with non-bailable offences by Kolkata Police as they submitted a chargesheet against the India player before the Alipore police court. In the chargesheet, Shami has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment).Shami has had a long-standing case with his wife Hasin Jahan after the latter first came out with screenshots of his alleged affair on social media.Shami last played for India in the just-concluded ODI series against Australia, where he picked five wickets in four matches.A chargesheet has been filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami. He has been charged under IPC 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harrasment).(file pic) pic.twitter.com/6o6sBbtqY8ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019Shami and Hasin Jahan’s bitter spat came to light on March 7 last year when she exposed his alleged extra-marital affair. Shami then went on to accuse that that was all a conspiracy to ruin his career.Hasin Jahan had even levelled match fixing accusations against Shami following which he was omitted from the central contracts list by the BCCI pending investigations.BCCI therefore completed their internal investigation on match fixing accusations and gave him a clean chit and reinstated his central contract. According to the latest central contracts list, Shami has been given a Grade A contract (Rs 5 lakh).Hasin Jahan then levelled further accusations against Shami and his family accusing the cricketer of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Shami, however, maintained that Jahan’s accusations were baseless.Jahan lodged a police case at the Kolkata police headquarters in Lal Bazaar on March 8, 2018, accusing him of torture, physical abuse and mental harassment.advertisementAmidst the battle on the personal front, Shami’s performances on the cricketing field had suffered too.He was even left out of the Afghanistan Test for being unfit. However, Shami has come back to form since the past few months and has made his way back into the Test and ODI setup.Also Read | Mohammed Shami vs Hasin Jahan: A timeline of bitter spats, alleged threats and high dramaAlso Read | Mohammed Shami invites India teammates home ahead of 5th ODI vs AustraliaFor 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 Mohammed ShamiFollow Hasin JahanFollow Kolkata policelast_img read more

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Ernesto Valverde vows to continue as Barcelona season fizzles out

first_img Reuters BarcelonaMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 10:50 IST Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes he can continue in charge of the Spanish champions (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona won the La Liga title but failed in Champions League and Copa del ReyErnesto Valverde said he feels good to continue as Barcelona coachPresident Josep Maria Bartomeu backed Valverde to continue for the final year of his contractBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes he can continue in charge of the Spanish champions despite losing the Copa del Rey final 2-1 to Valencia on Saturday to complete a miserable end to the season.Stinging from their humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final second leg, Barca were bidding to win the Cup for the fifth year in a row but defeat by Valencia raised more doubts about Valverde’s future.”I feel good (to continue), I know that to lose at this club is tough for the coach because there is always that responsibility, and sometimes you make mistakes, but you have to face them and here I am,” Valverde told reporters.”A month ago we celebrated the La Liga title thinking about winning a treble and we’ve been knocked off that path at the decisive moment.”Barcelona had been hoping to add to their 2009 and 2015 trebles and after throwing away a 3-0 first-leg lead against Liverpool, the Cup final offered the chance to seal a ninth domestic double.”We haven’t lost because we were affected by the talk of a treble,” Valverde said. “You always work towards what the club requires, which is to win trophies.”Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno’s goals were enough for Valencia to celebrate their centenary year with a first major trophy since 2008, with Lionel Messi’s late strike proving to be a mere consolation for Barca.Their President Josep Maria Bartomeu backed Valverde to continue for the final year of his contract.advertisement”Valverde has a contract, he’s the coach. This defeat is not the manager’s fault,” Bartomeu said.”We had a lot of chances but the ball wouldn’t go in. Sometimes you have all the shots, but what counts is scoring goals.”I wouldn’t say the season’s been a failure but it’s not been excellent either. Each year we want to get to the run-in with the best chance of winning everything and in the end we’ve lost two games, Anfield and here, and missed out on two titles.”Also Read | Bittersweet: Pique on Barcelona’s season after they lose Copa del Rey final to ValenciaAlso 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 BarcelonaFollow Ernesto ValverdeFollow Barcelona coachFollow Lionel MessiFollow ValenciaFollow Copa del ReyFollow Champions League Ernesto Valverde vows to continue as Barcelona season fizzles outMore doubts about Ernesto Valverde’s future have been raised after Barcelona failed to win the Copa del Rey title on Saturday. Lionel Messi’s goal was not enough as Barcelona lost 2-1 to Valencia in the final. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Locals back Akash Vijayvargiya over attack on Indore municipal officials

first_img Press Trust of India IndoreJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 19:54 IST Organizations of government employees submitted amemorandum to the divisional commissioner Thursday protesting the assault by the BJP MLAA day after BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested here for assaulting an official during a demolition drive, the women whose house was to be pulled down said it was the result of `misbehaviour’ by civic officials.Akash, son of BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested Wednesday when he attacked a municipal official with a bat while opposing demolition of a house in Ganji Compound area.Sapna Shrivansh (40) and two other women from the family which lives in the house held a press conference Thursday and supported the MLA.”Our family has been living in this rented house for 80 years. It was declared dilapidated by the municipal corporation and we were asked to vacate it within two days. We sought more time but the corporation did not heed our request,” Shrivansh said.The demolition team entered the house forcibly and “misbehaved” with the women of the family, she alleged. The other two women said that Akash Vijayvargiya reached the spot after learning about what was happening and opposed the demolition.”He took up the bat to protect women,” said one of them. “We lodged a complaint against corporation officials at MG Road Police Station today. But the police has not registered a case so far,” said Sapna Shrivansh. When contacted, police station in-charge Rajendra Chaturvedi said, “We are investigating the complaint. Suitable steps would be taken after investigation.”Municipal officials denied the allegation that the demolition team misbehaved with anyone. The house was in a dilapidated condition and a notice had been issued earlier to its occupants to vacate it but they were not ready to budge, officials said.advertisementOrganizations of government employees submitted amemorandum to the divisional commissioner Thursday protesting the assault by the BJP MLA. Municipal employees also sported black badges in protest.Vijayvargiya, who was caught on camera assaulting a municipal official Wednesday during the fracas, had alleged that the officials misbehavFor 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 byShahrukh Tags :Follow BJP MLAFollow Rajendra ChaturvediFollow Sapna ShrivanshFollow Akash VijayvargiyaFollow Misbehaviour issueFollow Municipal officials Locals back Akash Vijayvargiya over attack on Indore municipal officialsLocals who were present when BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya was filmed assaulting an official during a demolition drive, said the attack was the result of `misbehaviour’ by civic officialsadvertisementlast_img
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There was a judgment error: Umpire Dharmasena on World Cup final overthrow controversy

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 16:18 IST Kumar Dharmasena there was no provision to consult the third umpire on the incident (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were awarded 6 runs instead of 5 when Guptill’s throw took a deflection off Stokes’s and went to the boundaryEngland needed 9 from 3 balls but the overthrow changed it to 3 off 2 ballsAdil Rashid and Stokes had not completed the second run when Guptill released the ball from the deepIt indeed was a judgement error to award six runs to England from an overthrow in the World Cup final admitted umpire Kumar Dharmasena but the Sri Lankan will never “regret” the decision.Dharamsena had signalled to add six runs to England’s total, instead of five, when Martin Guptill’s throw from the deep raced to the boundary ropes after being deflected of a diving ben Stokes’ bat.The match was stretched to a Super Over which also remained inconclusive and eventually hosts England were declared champions on better boundary count, leaving New Zealand players in disbelief.”It’s easy for people to comment after seeing TV replays,” Dharmasena told Sunday Times.”I agree that there was a judgment error when I see it on TV replays now. But we did not have the luxury of TV replays at the ground and I will never regret the decision I made. Besides, the ICC praised me for the decision I made at that time.”The TV replays showed that Adil Rashid and Stokes had not completed the second run when Guptill released the ball from the deep.Dharmasena, who was standing as head umpire, consulted leg umpire Marais Erasmus and added six runs to the England total following the incident — four runs for the ball reaching the boundary plus two for running between the wicket.England needed nine from the final three balls. This changed to three off two balls.The 48-year-old added that according to the law, there was no provision to consult the third umpire on the incident.advertisement”There is no provision in the law to refer this to the third umpire as no dismissal was involved.” he said.”So, I did consult the leg umpire through the communication system which is heard by all other umpires and the match referee. And, while they cannot check TV replays, they all confirmed that the batsmen have completed the run. This is when I made my decision.”Former international umpires Simon Taufel and K Hariharan had also come out and said the officials standing in the World Cup final erred by awarding six runs.Law 19.8 of the ICC rules, pertaining to ‘Overthrow or wilful act of fielder’, states: “If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side, and the allowance for the boundary, and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.””One must understand that there were too many things on our plate. We had to watch the batsmen complete the first run, the ball being fielded, how it was handled by the fielder and whether the batsmen completed the second run. And where the throw would come from, the striker’s end or non-striker’s end.””In this case, we were all happy that the batsmen had completed the second run because the ball ricocheted off Stokes’s bat at the time of him completing the second run. So, we assumed that they had crossed each other at the time of fielder releasing the ball,” Dharmasena said.Also Read | MCC to review overthrow rules after Guptill-Stokes World Cup 2019 final incidentAlso Read | Martin Guptill reveals how New Zealand overcame World Cup final heartbreakAlso Read | Ben Stokes promises to apologise to Kane Williamson for the rest of his lifeFor 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 Kumar DharmasenaFollow World Cup 2019 finalFollow Ben StokesFollow Martin Guptill There was a judgment error: Umpire Dharmasena on World Cup final overthrow controversyEngland vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Final: Umpire Kumar Dharamsena had signalled to add six runs to England’s total, instead of five, when Martin Guptill’s throw from the deep raced to the boundary ropes after being deflected of a diving ben Ben Stokes’ bat.advertisementlast_img read more

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Motorola Moto E6s review: Only for stock Android lovers

first_img Next Motorola Moto E6s review: Only for stock Android loversThe Motorola Moto E6s is one of the few phones under Rs 10,000 to come with stock Android interface. However, does the weak MediaTek processor make up for the extra RAM and storage? Find out in our review. Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 10:02 IST 7/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto E6s is available on Flipkart for Rs 7,999.The Moto E6s comes with a user replaceable 3000mAh battery and expandable storage.Motorola offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard.A few years ago, if someone asked a great phone for less than Rs 10,000, the Motorola E series phone for that particular year came up as an easy suggestion. And it was because the Moto E series phone offered a simple smartphone user experience with a neat stock Android interface and all the essentials one would require in a budget smartphone. But soon, Motorola’s rivals started catching up and in recent years, the Moto E series has ‘just been there’ but not quite the absolute recommendation it used to be.But Motorola wants to change that with the Moto E6s. Following on the success of Motorola One Action and One Vision, the Moto E6s wants to bring Motorola’s traditional stock Android interface to the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. In fact, at Rs 7,999, you won’t find many phones with a stock Android interface. Similar to its predecessors, the Moto E6s claims to get the basics right while offering a dash of style and decent camera experience.All that sounds good on paper but how does it fare in the real world? Well, I used it for a couple of days to see whether the old Moto E is back in a new avatar.Looks great for a budget phoneThese days, whether you are buying an ultra-premium flagship phone or an affordable basic phone, your eyes will be treated to gradient patterns on all of them. Motorola too doesn’t miss the opportunity and makes use of a unique gradient scheme on the Moto E6s. The gradient is only exclusive to the Cranberry Red colour variant whereas the Polished Graphite variant offers a simple mirror finish.advertisementI personally preferred the red variant over the one with the mirror finish. However, this is glossy plastic and hence, it picks up smudges, unlike anything. The upside to the plastic build is that the Moto E6s is extremely light and very comfortable to use. And this is where the Moto E6s stops being different from its rivals. The rest of the design is similar to what we have seen on other phones. The rear sports a dual camera setup mounted vertically on the top left corner while the capacitive fingerprint sensor sits in the centre with the Motorola batwing logo imprinted on it. For whom it matters, the rear panel is removable and you can even replace the battery. I personally found it difficult to remove the cover while inserting my SIM card and given that people upgrade to new phones within two years, this feature doesn’t make much sense.Because of the removable panel, the side buttons are tactile, i.e. you will need to press them hard and I doubt how long they will last under regular usage. The front has a modern-day design with a narrow-bezel display accompanying a thick chin and a waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera.On the whole, the Moto E6s doesn’t look any different from the other phones under Rs 10,000 but it is quite lightweight. If you are buying this one, I would suggest picking up the Cranberry Red variant as it makes the Moto E6s more desirable.Nice display for watching YouTubeAs smartphone users, we consume almost 90 per cent of our daily content on our handsets. Hence, a big screen is a necessity and for a budget phone user, a narrow-bezel display is a basic necessity these days. The Moto E6s offers a 6.1-inch HD+ display and for what it costs, it’s a rather great one. The LCD screen produced fairly vivid colours and adequate brightness to make the regular YouTube binge-watching sessions enjoyable. The viewing angles aren’t wide but that’s the usual case with most budget phones. On the whole, the display does the job and most buyers won’t complain about it.More RAM, storage doesn’t offset the weak chipsetAt the launch, Motorola was proud to point that the Moto E6s come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage – something that no other phone in its class offers. And on paper, it sounds impressive. However, Motorola is using the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with an octa-core processor, which is 2019 is quite weak. Motorola also said the stock Android 9 Pie interface shouldn’t be heavy on this chip and will offer a smooth user experience.The stock Android interface is a blessing when compared to the bloaty interfaces on other budget phones. It makes the Moto E6s easy to use and all Google apps such as Phone, Contacts, Messages and others stay updated even if Motorola doesn’t release an update. There are some Motorola bits added to the interface such as custom widgets and a few Motorola apps which make the experience even better.advertisement Sadly, the stock Android interface isn’t enough to make for great daily user experience. The MediaTek Helio P22 chipset is quite weak and compared to the chips other budget smartphones are using these days, it feels barely powerful enough to push through a day effortlessly. Thorughout my time with the Moto E6s, the phone stuttered or lagged while doing basic tasks such as making calls or browsing through WhatsApp messages. App load times are noticeably slow and I also witnessed apps being force closed at times.It is unwise to expect smooth and instant performance from a budget phone but the sub-Rs 10,000 segment has phones that go through the regular UI stuff effortlessly. The Realme 3i costs almost the same as the Moto E6s but the Helio P60 chipset makes for a smooth UI experience even with a heavy custom interface. The Redmi 7 with its Snapdragon 632 chipset also makes a good case for itself on a daily basis. And this is where you start asking whether more RAM and storage can offset the weak chipset. The slow performance is already visible within the first few weeks and I wonder with a few months of usage, whether the Moto E6s will be usable. Motorola could have easily used a Helio P60 or newer chip to ensure smooth everyday performance needs.3000mAh battery stretches to all-day staminaThe Moto E6s uses a standard affair 3000mAh battery and under regular usage, it can last an entire day with 15-20 per cent juice to spare on an average. The regular usage involves texting, watching YouTube videos for at least two hours, streaming music online and occasionally using the camera. The included 10W fast charger takes almost 2.5 hours to refill the battery from nothing.Cameras perform decentlyMotorola always takes pride with its camera performance across all smartphones. With the Moto E6s, Motorola is offering a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel secondary depth camera. The selfies are looked after by an 8-megapixel sensor. Motorola says it is using AI for post-processing images.I won’t beat around the bush – the rear camera performs decently under daylight situations. The images look colourful and there’s enough detail onboard to keep casual photography enthusiasts happy. However, as light levels start to drop, the camera starts losing sharpness in favour of slightly boosted colour profiles. Additionally, the AI post-processing softens human skin tones which don’t seem as desirable. In extremely low light, the AI algorithms try to keep the exposures and colours decent but to suppress noise, the photos lose out on sharpness.IMAGE SAMPLESThe selfie camera works decently too but it tends to soften the skin tones for an enhanced beauty effect, even when you have turned off beautification. The colour tones are muted and for male users, this might be undesirable.advertisementConclusionAs a package, the Motorola Moto E6s seems to be a decent choice considering the price Motorola is selling it for. Motorola is trying to appeal to the semi-urban and rural markets where a phone is preferred with old-school conveniences such as a removable battery, stylish design, clean Android experience and decent cameras. And if this is what you want in your next budget phone, the Moto E6s is for you.However, the competition in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment has been fierce and when you look at what Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi and Vivo have to offer in this category, the Moto E6s feels outdated. Rivals offer more powerful chips, bigger batteries and better cameras, all of which makes the Moto E6s seem a year or two behind the competition. The weak Helio P22 chipset on the Moto E6s defeats the purpose of the stock Android interface and when you look at it as a whole, phones such as the Realme 3i, Redmi 7 and Samsung Galaxy A10s fare better, despite having lower RAM and storage.Motorola Moto E6s review 7/10 ProsLooks stylishStock Android interfaceLightweightConsAverage batteryLaggy performanceSub-par camera performanceGet 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 Motorolalast_img read more

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