Month: October 2019

  • a month agoFulham deliver their Harvey Elliott cash demand to Liverpool

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham deliver their Harvey Elliott cash demand to Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are pushing Liverpool to pay £7 million for teenager Harvey Elliott with the matter set to be decided by tribunal.Elliott , 16, moved to the Merseyside club in the summer after turning down an offer of a scholarship with the Cottagers.After spending years in Fulham’s academy, the club are now entitled to claim back a development fee for Elliott under the rules of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).Such a fee is determined on several variables, largely based on Elliott’s potential, says the Mirror.The youngster opted to sign for Liverpool despite interest from a host of other elite clubs, including Real Madrid and PSG, and made his first team debut for the Reds on Wednesday. Now Fulham – who gave Elliott his professional debut aged 15 – are now insisting Liverpool stump up the £7 million figure for his services. last_img read more

  • 17 days agoAgent: Diogo Dalot only wanted Man Utd

    first_imgAgent: Diogo Dalot only wanted Man Utdby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDiogo Dalot’s agent says he was desperate to join Manchester United last year.Carlos Goncalves told Record how big of a role former United boss Jose Mourinho played in bringing Dalot to Manchester after the ex-Porto youngster had undergone knee surgery at the end of the previous season.“Diogo was injured before [he joined] Manchester United,” Goncalves said. “So Jose Mourinho was very important, because making a transfer for a player who has just been operated on involves a lot of courage. And it was Diogo’s choice. It was a case where we had several solutions for him and the player decided where he wanted to play.“I can’t say, but they were other great European clubs.”On Dalot’s ambitions for his second campaign in England, Goncalves added: “Unfortunately he again had some minor injuries [at the beginning of this season], now eradicated.”The first year was good for a 19-year-old at a club like Manchester United and in the Premier League. But of course we hope this year can be a statement year.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • a day agoWATCH: Arsenal boss Emery in Ozil showdown at London Colney

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Arsenal boss Emery in Ozil showdown at London Colneyby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery appeared to have a tense training ground confrontation with Mesut Ozil.The German midfielder, 31, has been left out of Arsenal’s last four matchday squads after falling out of favour under the Spaniard.The pair seemed to have a frosty chat at London Colney ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Vitoria SC.After they shook hands, the pair strolled away from the rest of the squad in order to continue their conversation in private.Emery and Ozil having a conversation.pic.twitter.com/zX5yV89qge— AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) October 23, 2019 last_img read more

  • 20 hours agoChelsea defender Kurt Zouma: Ajax win a big statement

    first_imgChelsea defender Kurt Zouma: Ajax win a big statementby Paul Vegas20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Kurt Zouma has warned teammates not to get carried away after victory over Ajax.Michy Batshuayi’s 86th minute winner condemned the hosts to their Champions League first group-stage defeat since November 2014 and sent Frank Lampard’s side second in the table at the halfway stage.Zouma told the London Evening Standard Sport: “That win was a big statement against a great team. We are very confident now, but it is also dangerous when you are too confident, so we need to stay focused on what we can do and what we have to do.“Tactically, we respected the plan from the manager. Everybody was ­listening to the plan, everybody stuck with the plan. Everybody has been working hard — credit to the team.”Zouma hailed the team spirit which helped Batshuayi and fellow substitute Christian Pulisic, the goal provider, make a decisive contribution.“We have a very talented group and everyone in this team can play,” he said. “The manager makes choices and it is good for [Batshuayi] to come and score to give us the win. But also Christian Pulisic, he didn’t score but he came on and had a great game also. Everyone is going the same way. That’s why we are getting wins.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Vine: Three-Pointer With Under One Second Left Gives William & Mary CAA Semifinal Win Over Hofstra

    first_imgWilliam & Mary player hits game-winning three pointer.Vine/Matt NorlanderWilliam & Mary has been a Division I basketball program since the NCAA split its divisions in 1948, but the Tribe have never clinched a bid to the NCAA Tournament. After a dramatic CAA Semifinal win today over Hofstra, William & Mary is just one game away from punching its ticket.With under one second left on the clock and the Tribe trailing 91-89, Daniel Dixon drilled a three from the corner to give his team a lead in the game’s waning moments.BILL AND MARY BEFORE THE BUZZER https://t.co/95bbBqgofx— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 8, 2015William & Mary will face the winner of this evening’s Northeastern and UNC-Wilmington game for a chance to make program history.last_img read more

  • Instructions: How To Make A Super Bowl Squares Betting Pool

    first_imgSuper Bowl Squares betting pool template.Super Bowl SquaresHaving a Super Bowl party tonight? Make the game watching more fun by creating a Super Bowl squares betting pool. Here’s how you do it. 1. Get a large white poster board (or something else big to write on). 2. Draw a big square. 3. Within the square, create a 10 x 10 grid, making 100 little squares. 4. Label the left side of the grid as one team (Carolina Panthers) and the top of the grid as the other team (Denver Broncos). 5. Write numbers 0-9 on small pieces of paper. Put the pieces of paper in a hat. Draw one number for each square (10 squares) on the left side of the grid. Put the pieces of the paper back in the hat and repeat the drawing for the top side of the grid. 6. The squares are now ready to be filled with peoples’ names. You can fill the squares by random selection, first-come-first-serve, etc. 7. At the end of each quarter, the person whose square has the correct numbers with the corresponding team wins. Example: If the score is Denver 14, Carolina 0 at the end of the first quarter, the person with the Denver 4 – Carolina 0 square wins. The following video also gives instructions on how to make a square if you didn’t get it. last_img read more

  • Sarri waiting on second Chelsea signing

    first_imgMaurizio Sarri has repeated his wish for Chelsea to make a second January signing in order to replace Cesc Fabregas.Two-time Premier League champion Fabregas departed Stamford Bridge for Monaco this month but the only player to arrive at Chelsea in recent weeks has been Gonzalo Higuain, the forward himself replacing Alvaro Morata.One reported midfield target Leandro Paredes completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, but links to Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic have also now emerged. 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? And Sarri retains hope with just two days of the transfer window remaining.”You know my opinion; I thought it was important to have two players,” Sarri told a news conference on Tuesday. “One has arrived. I am waiting for another.”If he arrived, I will be very happy. But I won’t be too worried. I am happy to play with these players.”Discussing his options in midfield if no new signing were to arrive, Sarri turned his attention to teenager Ethan Ampadu and loan star Mateo Kovacic.”Ampadu didn’t play very well in that position [against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday], but he is very young,” the Blues boss said. “It is a new position.”In the second half, we tried that with Mateo and he can move the ball very fast and clean. We have to see if he can play there in a defensive match, then we can try.”Chelsea were handed a boost in the build-up to Wednesday’s away match against Bournemouth as Callum Wilson – a reported Blues target before Higuain joined the club – is a doubt for the Cherries.”Callum is going to be a doubt for the game,” said Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. “It’s a knee problem but we’re going to wait and see. We’re going to give him all the time he needs to try to get fit for this game.”Howe added that Bournemouth have had no contact from any club regarding former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake, who has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

  • Projecting the USMNT lineup versus Trinidad and Tobago

    first_imgConfirmed U.S. national team starting lineup vs Trinidad and Tobago. Gregg Berhalter didn’t deploy his strongest possible lineup in the U.S. national team’s Gold Cup opener against Guyana, but we should see the Americans trot out a first-choice group for Saturday night’s match against Trinidad and Tobago.Forward Jozy Altidore is expected to get the nod at striker after being rested in the Gold Cup opener, with Gyasi Zardes taking a seat after scoring a fortuitous goal in the 4-0 win against Guyana. 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? Weston McKennie looked to be a question mark after suffering a hamstring injury against Guyana, but Berhalter said on Friday that McKennie was healthy and available for selection. Berhalter could choose to rest McKennie as a precaution, with Cristian Roldan the player most likely to step in for the Schalke midfielder.Another question mark for the USMNT lineup is in central defense, where Matt Miazga could step in for Walker Zimmerman, who earned the start next to Aaron Long against Guyana. Miazga’s last Gold Cup start came in 2017, also in Cleveland, when he scored the vital goal in a 3-0 USMNT victory that helped the Americans win their group.GFX USMNT Projected XI 06222019The rest of the U.S. lineup should look similar to the group that defeated Guyana, with Tyler Boyd and Paul Arriola reprising their roles on the wings, with Cristian Pulisic working as an attacking midfielder on the left side of the dual-10 setup in Berhalter’s system. Michael Bradley is still working his way back to full fitness, but should get the nod as the defensive midfielder against Trinidad and Tobago after having his minutes limited against Guyana. Bradley, Pulisic and Altidore would give the Americans three players who were in the starting lineup in the 2017 World Cup qualifying loss to the Soca Warriors. Omar Gonzalez also started in the 2017 loss, but is unlikely to get the nod on Saturday. Nick Lima should earn the start at right back, where he posted another solid showing in the win against Guyana. Tim Ream is the projected starter at left back, and could also function as a left-sided central defender if Berhalter decided to experiment with a three-centerback setup in the 5-4-1 system we saw from the Americans in the pre-Gold Cup friendly against Jamaica.last_img read more

  • ‘Brilliant’ White backed to exploit U.S. weaknesses

    first_imgEllen White has taken this World Cup by storm with her five great goals so far – and there’s nobody more pleased than former England and Arsenal Ladies team-mate Rachel Yankey.The Lionesses face U.S. women, who are reigning champions and favourites, on Tuesday night in Lyon and White will be hoping to add to a goal tally that sees her joint-top of the Golden Boot race in France.”Ells has been brilliant,” Yankey, who’s close friends with White, told Goal. “You always know she’s going to work hard but now she puts the goals in consistently, and she always looks a threat. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “I think her movement has been fantastic, and she’s a worry up there. Ellen has brought something else to her game.”When I speak to her, she says, ‘I’m just really enjoying myself, Yanks!’ She’s in a happy place and you can see that when she’s playing – it’s really good to watch.”Yankey, who clocked up 129 international caps during her own England career, is thrilled to see the amount of interest in the Lionesses, which she considers long overdue – and thinks that stars like captain Steph Houghton and full-back Lucy Bronze are showing everyone just why fans of women’s football have been talking about them for so long.“It seems like everybody has their opinion on the England team, and other teams, and VAR, and everything,” she says. “It’s led people to talk about women’s football as they would any other game of football.Ellen White Phil Neville England womenOf course, England’s success so far has been vital in generating interest back at home in the tournament – having won five out of five games – and Yankey says they have the capability to shine tonight in Lyon.”There are so many players you could talk about, and still ones you feel like there’s something more to come from them – hopefully that will come tonight,” she said.She has been impressed by the performances of the youngsters enjoying the world stage for the first time, mentioning Keira Walsh, Beth Mead and Georgia Stanway in particular.”They’re embracing it,” she said. “They’ll go out there and they’ve got nothing to lose. They will learn so much.”After this World Cup is done, they need to bring it back to club form, and be playing at the same high level so that we can generate a fan base there and keep the momentum.”And as for the USWNT, Yankey says it will be a tough test, but believes their last 16 struggles against Spain proved they have weaknesses that can be exploited.Megan Rapinoe Alex Morgan U.S. women“The USA are a good side,” she added. “I don’t think they’ve performed as well as they could have in every game.”I definitely think they were very lucky against Spain. Spain rattled them physically, they didn’t give them any time to breathe, and if England can do the same thing, they have a better group of players than Spain do – and a different sort of mentality.“But you can’t take your eye off of them. At any moment they could just come back and win the game.”However, she also thinks it is a challenge to which Phil Neville’s side can rise – and secure themselves their first ever spot in a World Cup final.”Sometimes it’s easier to be the underdog – there’s no pressure on you, there’s no expectation, only the expectation that you put on yourself,” she said.”I think if England go into it playing the same way, the same sort of style that they played against Norway, I think they’ve got every chance of really causing the USA some problems.”England looked fresh against Norway [in the quarter-finals], I think they looked really good, and if they can play at the same high tempo with the same aggression without giving up the ball in dangerous areas, if they can eradicate those little mistakes, I think they can win this one.”Rachel Yankey Head & ShouldersRachel Yankey was with Head & Shoulders, Proud Sponsor of the England Football Team and the UK’s #1 shampoo, encouraging fans to get behind the Lionesses. Wear 3 lines in your hair and 3 lions on your shirt to show your support. #JoinThePridelast_img read more

  • Inside Schalke’s goalkeeper dilemma

    first_imgThree goalkeepers may be vying for the No. 1 jersey at Schalke next season, and Goal has been investigating the possible permutations between Alexander Nubel, Ralf Fahrmann and Markus Schubert.Fahrmann has been first choice in Gelsenkirchen since 2011, but was displaced at the tail-end of last season by Nubel.In addition, Dynamo Dresden shot-stopper Schubert may join the club, but only if one of the incumbents departs. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Nubel was named in the UEFA team of the tournament for the recent Euro U-21 Championships, despite an error in the final which saw his team go down 2-1 to Spain.Sources have told Goal and SPOX that he is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich, Roma, and several Premier League clubs.Atletico Madrid were also thought to be in the running, but club president Miguel Angel Gil Marin denied making an approach for Nubel when asked by Goal.Schalke have made a concrete offer to Nubel, in an attempt to extend a contract that expires in 2020, but he was unhappy with his playing time with the club last year.“I played a few games last year, but nothing came of it,” the 22-year-old said in May. “If I was Schalke I would have acted differently, but I do not know the strategy of the club.”Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider said his club wanted to keep the young star”We will do everything to keep him, but I can’t promise anything,” he said during the club’s recent general meetingA new contract with an opt-out clause would suit the player, as he would play for Schalke, but would be free to leave. Such a deal would not suit Fahrmann however.Fahrmann, who was captain of the team until February, and his ouster as No. 1, would not be happy to be Nubel’s back-up, and there are offers from Premier League clubs.Norwich City are chief amongst them, and he may be convinced to leave, despite a contract that runs until 2022.If his young rival leaves Fahrmann will stay at Schalke, disappointing the Canaries’ German manager Daniel Farke.The third member of the trio, Schubert, is a free-agent after his Dresden contract expired.He was Nubel’s back-up at the Euros and may be so again. He has attracted interest from Fortuna Dusseldorf, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Arsenal yet his preference is Schalke – but only if one of their current crop of ‘keepers leaves.His four-year contract with the club cannot be announced yet, but with one or the other players likely to leave, the club believe it will be soon.last_img read more

  • Columnist Thinks Cleveland On Hard Knocks Is “As Bad As It Gets” For Baker Mayfield

    first_imgbaker mayfield crotch grabFormer Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was already the most controversial signal-caller in the NFL Draft – and that was before he was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy for the Sooners a year ago, has an interesting set of knocks against him – which stem from an offseason arrest, an unfortunate incident against Kansas and his decision to plant his team’s flag on Ohio State’s field.This week, it was announced that the Cleveland Browns will be the subject of this year’s Hard Knocks show on HBO. One columnist – Nancy Armour of USA Today Sports – thinks that this is bad news for Mayfield.Armour says this is “as bad as it gets” for Mayfield. She clearly doesn’t have much faith that Mayfield will behave when the cameras are on.There’s nothing worse than being expected to resurrect the woeful franchise that is the Cleveland Browns.Unless, of course, you’re expected to do that while also being reality TV fodder.Yes, it’s going from bad to worse for Baker Mayfield after HBO announced Thursday that Hard Knocks, its show that goes behind the scenes of an NFL team in training camp, will feature the Browns. That’s a PR minefield for a team whose new poster boy manages to court controversy just by breathing.Mayfield, meanwhile, doesn’t think having the cameras running will be an issue.“It can be good if you handle it right. If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction. But if you use it as, you know, a sense of, ‘Okay, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.”Only time will tell whether Mayfield being on Hard Knocks helps or hurts his career. It’ll be fascinating to see if he’s able to turn around a Cleveland franchise that won zero games last year.last_img read more

  • NFL Insider Has Update On Lincoln Riley’s Potential Of Leaving

    first_imgA closeup of Lincoln Riley wearing an Oklahoma Sooners sweater.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 11: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners observes during warm ups before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated TCU 38-20. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Green Bay Packers relieved Mike McCarthy of his head coaching duties earlier tonight. That opens up a premier job in the NFL.Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has been rumored as a potential NFL candidate throughout this season. Naturally, many have broached the idea of him possibly being a match for Green Bay.Riley is regarded as a bright offensive mind, so it seems like he would be a good fit for Aaron Rodgers. However, one NFL insider is adamant that he won’t be leaving OU.Benjamin Allbright tweeted tonight that it is “highly unlikely” that Riley leaves Norman for the NFL.You guys need to give up on the Lincoln Riley stuff, too.Highly unlikely he leaves.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 3, 2018Of course, never say never when any coaching is approached about working at the highest level in his field. Riley may find Green Bay or a similar opportunity too good to pass up.However, there’s no rush to leave Norman. Riley has the Sooners back in the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row.He will have to replace Kyler Murray at quarterback next year, but Riley is set up to be successful for a long time at OU.last_img read more

  • CBS Releases New Prediction For No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft

    first_imgRoger Goodell talking at a podium at the NFL Draft.CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)CBS Sports has updated its predictions for the 2019 NFL Draft.We have a new mock draft from CBS Sports, which features an Ohio State player going No. 1 overall come spring.CBS is predicting Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa to go No. 1 overall.From CBS:1. San Francisco 49ersNick Bosa, DE, Ohio State. For now, Bosa’s our No. 1 pick. It hasn’t changed in weeks (months) though perhaps we’ll get more clarity as we get into the offseason. Here’s the deal: The 49ers are a bad team. The good news is their season has been ruined by injuries and 2019 will be much improved. The bad news is they lack a consistent pass rush. Drafting Bosa, who has the potential to be a game-changing talent, solves that. (Stream 49ers-Seahawks and the entire Sunday NFL slate on fuboTV, try it for free, and all the CBS games on CBS All Access).Bosa, the younger brother of Joey Bosa, missed the end of the 2018 college football season, recovering from an injury.You can view the full mock here.last_img read more

  • Austin Police Issue Details On Cedric Benson’s Fatal Crash

    first_imgFormer Texas Longhorns RB Cedric Benson.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Runningback Cedric Benson #32 of the Texas Longhorns runs with the ball against the Michigan Wolverines in the 91st Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2005 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)The shock over the sudden death of former Texas and NFL running back Cedric Benson still hasn’t gone away. Following the fatal motorcycle crash that took his life and the life of the passenger this weekend, new details of the accident have been revealed.According to KXAN, the accident occurred at around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday night in west Austin. Police revealed that a mini-van attempted to cross an intersection, but ran into Benson’s motorcycle.The accident took the life of Benson and the woman he was riding with, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.“Austin police responded to the crash at the 5600 block of Mt. Bonnell Rd. around 10:20 p.m. Police say a mini-van was trying to cross the intersection when it ran into a motorcycle. Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene.”Benson’s final social media post was a picture of his motorcycle.Former Longhorn great Cedric Benson has died after a crash last night. His final Instagram post indicated he was going for a motorcycle ride. Condolences are pouring in, including from his former coach, Mack Brown. pic.twitter.com/IRLW4kqjzq— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) August 18, 2019The 36-year-old former running back retired from football in 2012 following and eight-year NFL career. Though he never made the Pro Bowl, he had three straight seasons of 1,000 yards or more with the Cincinnati Bengals.As a college player, he became a legend for the Texas Longhorns. At the time of his graduation in 2004, he was the Doak Walker Award winner, a Consensus All-American, and a four-time All-Big 12 selection.His rushing yards and touchdowns marks are second only to Ricky Williams in Texas history.last_img read more

  • ESPN’s 2nd Half Prediction For Auburn-Oregon Game

    first_imgJustin Herbert throws the ball for Oregon.EUGENE, OR – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks throws a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Portland State Vikings at Autzen Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)The day’s biggest game, No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 Auburn, hasn’t gone quite how many would have expected. The rematch of the 2011 BCS National Championship has been quite sloppy so far, with the defenses leading the way.Oregon holds on to a 14-6 lead, and has looked like the clear better team so far. The Ducks opened the game with an impressive 11 play touchdown drive capped by a CJ Verdell punch in from one yard out.That was about as clean as things have looked here. After forcing a punt, Oregon missed a field goal on its next drive, we’ve had a pair of rough interceptions by young Auburn quarterback Bo Nix, and missed opportunities on both ends.The biggest for both teams came on either end of what looked like a game-swinging turnover. Auburn’s Big Kat Bryant returned a botched handoff by Oregon 83 yards to the Ducks three-yard line, on a play reminiscent of the fumble that cost the Ducks their game against Stanford last fall.Where Oregon missed a chance from Auburn’s nine, the Tigers were held to a field goal after losing four yards on the ensuing drive. After a missed field goal later in the second quarter, the Tigers go into the half down eight.ESPN’s Football Power Index has been updated as we get set to enter the third quarter. Oregon is given a 74.1-percent chance to win the game.Oregon's win probability at halftime of the Auburn game, per ESPN's FPI.Oregon has definitely outplayed its SEC West foe by a decent margin, which the Ducks should feel good about. The eight point margin against a team with the talent of Auburn shouldn’t, though.Herbert, a potential top draft pick, is 10-for-16 for 122 yards and a touchdown. Nix, making his first start, has had a rough go of it, completing just 6-of-18 throws for 91 yards with the two interceptions.We’ll see if Gus Malzahn makes an adjustment with a quarterback who doesn’t look quite ready for this stage, or if he rolls with the young signal caller.last_img read more

  • Ohio State Announces Special Plans For The Michigan State Game

    first_img ⚫️⬛️⚫️⬛️⚫️⬛️⚫️The Bucks are Back in Black!@OhioStateFB hosts Sparty under the 💡lights💡 next Saturday (Oct. 5) in #TheShoe.Be here ➡️ https://t.co/7kRXo3fiKO #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/klEf1cuORu— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) September 29, 2019Ohio State’s football players will be wearing black, too.The Buckeyes will be breaking out the black alternates.This will be the second straight season that Ohio State wears black alternates. The Buckeyes have worn them three times since 2015.Ohio State and Michigan State are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ABC. Ohio State vs. Cincinnati.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program will be back in primetime this Saturday night, as the Buckeyes will be hosting Michigan State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.The 4-0 Buckeyes are looking like the country’s best team, having dominated everyone they have played. Doing that against Michigan State will be difficult, though the Spartans will be outmatched in this one.Ohio State has announced some special plans for Saturday night’s game, too.The Buckeyes are encouraging all of their fans to wear black.last_img read more

  • SAC approves Rs 2 crore grant for Real Kashmir for 3 years, beginning 2018-19

    first_imgSAC approves Rs 2 crore grant for Real Kashmir for 3 years, beginning 2018-19Real Kashmir FC is currently financially not in a position to meet the expenditure on players including expenses on training, travelling, boarding and lodgingadvertisement Rouf A Roshangar SrinagarJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 11:10 IST Real Kashmir FC have been approved grant of assured financial assistance for a period three years (@ILeagueOfficial Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir FC currently play in the I-LeagueReal Kashmir FC have been approved assured financial assistanceGrants are being planned for teams of J&K who qualify for national leaguesThe State Administrative Council (SAC) which met in Srinagar on Monday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Rs 2 crore as financial assistance to the Real Kashmir Football Club annually for a period of three years, beginning 2018-19.Within two years of the formation of Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC), the team has performed exceptionally well at the national level including the I-League, where the club successfully defeated or drew with top teams including Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Churchill Brothers, FC Goa among others.Through its prolific performance, Real Kashmir has been gaining popularity among the youth of the Jammu and Kashmir. In matches played in the valley, with more than 25,000 people attended to cheer for their favourite football team.However, presently the Real Kashmir FC is financially not in a position to meet the expenditure on players including expenses on training, travelling, boarding and lodging.Taking note of financial constraints of the club, its future prospects and to bring more and more youth in its fold, the SAC approved grant of assured financial assistance for a period three years to the club.The SAC further directed the Department of Youth Services & Sports to formulate a proposal in consultation with the finance department for providing grant to sports teams of Jammu and Kashmir which qualify for top level national leagues in Cricket, Hockey, Kabaddi and Badminton.Also Read | Former India footballer Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin dies at 83Also Read | Jobby Justin the net busterAlso Read | Mohun Bagan appoint Khalid Jamil as head coachadvertisementFor 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 Real Kashmir FCFollow Financial AssistanceFollow Jammu and Kashmirlast_img read more

  • Johan Botha retires from all forms: Time has come for me to move on to the next phase

    first_imgJohan Botha retires from all forms: Time has come for me to move on to the next phaseJohan Botha played for South Africa in five Test matches, 78 one-day internationals and 40 T20 Internationals from 2005 to 2012.advertisement Press Trust of India HobartJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 11:27 IST Johan Botha had received his Australian citizenship in 2016 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBotha’s Big Bash League team Hobart Hurricanes announced the news on TwitterBotha cited wear and tear on his body and sheer physical fatigue as the reason behind his decisionFormer South Africa all-rounder Johan Botha has announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket.Botha’s Australian Twenty20 league team, the Hobart Hurricanes, announced the news late Wednesday.It said Botha cited “wear and tear on his body and sheer physical fatigue.””It is obviously a very emotional moment for me, but I just feel deep down that the time has come for me to move onto the next phase of my career.”Cricket has been a part of my life for 19 years & a dream of mine to play at this level since I can remember. I have always left everything out there on the field, but at the moment I just feel like it’s time for me to step aside & let the next players come through.”Coming into this current season I had some injury concerns & getting through every game has become harder. This has given me the final nudge to make this very difficult but important decision, to hang up my boots for good.”Thank you to my amazing wife for always being there for me, there’s so many things we have gone through that no one else will ever know!,” Botha wrote on Hobart Hurricanes’ website.The 36-year-old Botha, who received his Australian citizenship in 2016, failed to take a wicket during Wednesday’s nine-wicket loss to the Sydney Sixers.”To the Hobart Hurricanes, thank you for making my last season one I will remember forever… I will be your number one supporter.”Johan Botha has provided the cricketing world with this letter following his retirement last night: https://t.co/xdMJO4Bog1.#TasmaniasTeam #BBL08 pic.twitter.com/m99HrBA6w4advertisementHobart Hurricanes (@HurricanesBBL) January 24, 2019He had played all 10 matches for the first-place Hurricanes this season. Botha played for South Africa in five Test matches, 78 one-day internationals and 40 T20 Internationals from 2005 to 2012.Botha captained the Proteas in 10 ODIs and took the team to the No. 1 ranking after they defeated Australia 4-1 in Australia in 2009.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 byPTI Tags :Follow Johan BothaFollow johan botha retiresFollow South Africa cricketFollow Big Bash LeagueFollow Hobart Hurricaneslast_img read more

  • Cheteshwar Pujara determined to win Ranji Trophy after cheater taunt in Bengaluru

    first_img India Today Web Desk BengaluruJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 11:45 IST Cheteshwar Pujara led from the front with the bat to take Saurashtra into the final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCheteshwar Pujara scored an unbeaten 131 as Saurashtra chased down a 279-run target against KarnatakaPujara and Sheldon Jackson stitched a match-winning 214-run stand after Saurashtra were reeling at 23/3Saurashtra will face defending champions Vidarbha in the final of Ranji Trophy 2018-19 in Nagpur from February 3India’s marathon man Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that Saurashtra will be able to put up a good fight in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 final, starting February 3 in Nagpur against defending champions Vidarbha.Cheteshwar Pujara hit an unbeaten 131 as Saurashtra edged past Karnataka by 5 wickets in the hard-fought semi-final on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The in-form India batsman stitched a 214-run stand with fellow centurion, Sheldon Jackson as Saurashtra gunned down a 279-run target.Saurashtra have reached their third Ranji Trophy final in seven years. They were beaten in the 2012-13 and 2015-16 final by the powerhouses of Indian domestic cricket, Mumbai.”All of us are excited. Winning the Ranji Trophy title is something that all of us are looking forward to. We were in the final twice, this time we have a good opportunity to win the final. We have a good team. Hopefully, we will continue the good performance and not worry too much about the final and play our normal games,” Pujara said.Saurashtra were reeling at 23 for 3 on Day 4 of the semi-final but Pujara and Jackson ground down the Karnataka bowling attack who were persistent till the final ball of the chase. Pujara batted 266 balls and spent 10 hours at the middle and remained unbeaten as he helped Saurashtra cross the finish line.There were a couple of umpiring errors that handed reprieves to Pujara but the Saurashtra mainstay was composed and got the job done for his team. Pujara was booed by the Benglauru crowd on Saturday and a section of the crowd even shouted “cheater, cheater”.advertisementCheater is the reception Saurashtra batsmen received after Pujara denied to walk after edging twice in two innings. Sayied Khalid, well done Sir. #KARvSAU pic.twitter.com/cNVa0Nd53BThilak Ram (@Thilak_Rama) January 27, 2019Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson had joined forces in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow even as Saurashtra chased down a Ranji Trophy record of 372 runs. The two batsmen had added an unbeaten 136-run stand after opener Harvik Desai scored a century.Ranji Trophy Saurashtra vs Karnataka: HighlightsSpeaking about the marathon stand in Bengaluru, Pujara said: “I think we believed in ourselves. Partnership was crucial. We were under pressure when we were at 23/3. We thought a good partnership is needed. Looking at the first innings… I thought that once the ball gets old, it’s easier to bat.”Talking about Saurashtra’s love for batting last in the ongoing competition: “We’ll have a look at the pitch and then decide. Yeah, we are doing well with the bat in the fourth innings. Our openers are also doing well. Little disappointed with the way we batted in the first innings. Credit goes to our bowlers… the way they bowled in the second innings kept us in the game.”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 Tags :Follow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Ranji trophy 2018-19Follow Ranji Trophy finalFollow SaurashtraFollow Saurashtra vs Karnataka Cheteshwar Pujara determined to win Ranji Trophy after cheater taunt in BengaluruRanji Trophy 2018-19: Cheteshwar Puajra’s unbeaten 131 helped Saurashtra reach the final of the premier domestic tournament for the third time in seven years.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Gautam Gambhir mocks Pakistan over cricket under intense security arrangement in Karachi

    first_imgGautam Gambhir mocks Pakistan over cricket under intense security arrangement in KarachiPakistan vs Sri Lanka, ODI series: Gautam Gambhir took to social media to take a dig at the security arrangements in place for the Sri Lanka cricket team in Karachi.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 13:54 IST Former India cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka are currently in Karachi for a 3-match ODI seriesPakistan have heightened security for the visiting team in KarachiGambhir took to Twitter to take a dig at the security arrangementsFormer India cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir took a dig at Pakistan over a video of the security arrangements in place in Karachi for the visiting Sri Lanka cricket team.In a video going viral online, an array of security vehicles can be seen accompanying the Sri Lanka cricket team buses on their way to the National Stadium in Karachi. Convoy vehicles are surrounding multiple team buses and an ambulance also follows the array of vehicles in an apparent curfew-like situation.A man can be heard giving a funny commentary to the scene in Karachi wherein Sri Lanka are playing the ongoing 3-match ODI series.”Itna Kashmir kiya ke Karachi bhool gaye,” Gautam Gambhir wrote while sharing the video on social media platforms.Itna Kashmir kiya ke Karachi bhool gaye pic.twitter.com/TRqqe0s7qdGautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 30, 2019Gambhir’s jibe comes a day after he lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his UNGA speech and termed it as ‘role model for terrorists’.”Sportspeople are supposed to be role models. Of good behaviour. Of Team spirit. Of ethics. Of the strength of character. Recently in the UN, we also saw a former sportsperson speak up. As a role model for terrorists. @ImranKhanPTI should be excommunicated from sports community,” Gambhir had tweeted.Pakistan have not been able to host high-profile international matches in the country ever since the 2009 bus attack on a touring Sri Lankan team bus. Gunmen opened fire at the team bus in Lahore, leaving several cricketers injured.advertisementHowever, Sri Lanka agreed to play a full-fledged limited-over series after multiple assurances from the Pakistan Cricket Board. Sri Lanka will head to Lahore for a 3-match T20I series later this week.Notably, 10 top stars, including Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews, withdrew from the tour, citing security fears. Their families reportedly were uncomfortable with the players touring Pakistan for the limited-over series.After the washed out ODI in Karachi last week, Pakistan took an unbeatable 1-0 lead by winning the 2nd ODI on Monday.Batting first Pakistan scored 305/7 in the allotted fifty overs and then they bundled out Sri Lanka for 238 runs, scripting a win by 67 runs.`Also Read | Rohit Sharma will be given time to find rhythm as Test opener: Virat KohliAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Gautam GambhirFollow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Nextlast_img