a month agoElliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Dons

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Elliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Donsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons to secure their place on the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday.James Milner opened the scoring thanks to a howler from MK Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore.Ki-Jana Hoever scored his first goal professional goal for the club when he rose beautifully to header home Milner’s cross.Harvey Elliott became the youngest Liverpool player to start a competitive match for the club at 16 years and 174 days.The former Fulham midfielder was excellent and played alongside two other competitive debutants in Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster. last_img

24 days agoMan Utd midfielder Matic remains a target for Inter Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Matic remains a target for Inter Milanby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic remains a target for Inter Milan.Calciomercato says with Matic’s deal at Old Trafford due for expiry in the summer, that Conte would be interested in a move for the Serbian if he was available on a free transfer. United do have the option to extend his current deal by another year but it remains unclear if the club intend to exercise their option. Matic is free to speak to clubs outside of England as early as January and while Inter are looking to end Juventus’ run of eight straight Serie A titles, they could reach a pre-contract agreement with Matic with a look ahead to 2020-21. last_img read more

17 days agoTottenham goalkeeper Lloris will not require surgery

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Lloris will not require surgeryby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not require surgery on the dislocated elbow suffered in defeat at Brighton.But the Spurs captain has sustained ligament damage and isn’t expected to return to training until early next year.With three minutes played at the Amex Stadium, the Frenchman attempted to claim Pascal Gross’ cross but fumbled it and fell into his goalmouth.As Lloris clutched his arm in agony, Neal Maupay tapped in the Seagulls’ first in a 2-0 defeat that increased the pressure on an under-fire Spurs side.Lloris received treatment on the pitch for the injury before being carried off on a stretcher. The 32-year-old will be sidelined until early next year. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kane

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kaneby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is demanding more from Harry Kane.England captain Kane will also wear the armband for Tottenham over the next few months while Hugo Lloris recovers from injury. Pochettino said: “Harry has a good example with Hugo, working with him. I think he learned a lot from Hugo. He is young but he is learning a lot from different people and he is very mature. He is capable.“But he does not need to feel too much pressure. He needs to act natural. The most important thing is to not show too much the responsibility on your shoulders, to act natural. When you act natural, if you are a natural leader, you don’t feel the responsibility.“When you do what you feel, what you feel here in your heart, it’s natural. The problem is if you need to act. If you are not a real leader and you need to act, you spend energy thinking: ‘How do I need to face this problem?’“But if you trust in yourself and you are a natural leader, that, I promise, you don’t feel the responsibility.” last_img read more

Northwestern’s Chris Collins Accuses Mid-Majors Of Keeping Players From Summer School To Prevent Grad Transfers

first_imgChris Collins of Northwestern.Twitter/@PositiveCoachUSGrad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball off-season. Many of the top mid-major players will now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players from graduating.Collins went on InsideNU’s “Pound the Talk” podcast to discuss the transfer issue. And now, what you’re having is — [former Drexel coach] Bruiser Flint lost his job because the best player in his league [Damion Lee], a week before school started, went to Louisville. He lost his job. So you know what’s happening now at all mid-major programs? They don’t let their kids go to summer school. They don’t let them get ahead. They won’t let ‘em graduate. Is that what upper level education is all about? Aren’t we still academic institutions? That want our kids to graduate?While this hasn’t been substantiated, if true, this is a pretty serious accusation from Collins. Whether or not you agree with the grad transfer rules as they currently stand, teams going out of their way to keep players from getting degrees as early as they can would be a pretty serious issue for the NCAA.[InsideNU]last_img read more

PSG and Chelsea battle for €40m Paredes

first_imgLeandro Paredes is keen on a move to either Paris Saint-Germain or Chelsea and has agreed with both clubs on the terms of a proposed move but Zenit are holding firm on a fee of around €40m (£36m/$46m), Goal understands.PSG have long held an interest in the Argentina international, who emerged as a Chelsea target this month when Cesc Fabregas left the club on a free transfer to join Monaco.As reported on Goal earlier in the week, Zenit are yet to allow talks between Chelsea and their player over around a €10m (£9m/$11m) difference in valution of him.  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? The Premier League club’s initial approach for 24-year-old was €30m (£27m/$34m), but there is caution over Zenit’s position to encourage a bidding war.Maurizio Sarri was once again clear ahead of his side’s match away at Arsenal that he would like to see a replacement come in for Fabregas.“You know my opinion about the replacement of Cesc,” Sarri said.”We need a replacement, in my opinion. Marina knows very well my opinion. So I’m not frustrated at the moment.”Chelsea are also working on a deal to bring in Gonzalo Higuain and have reached an agreement with Juventus. Their deal hinges on Milan getting a replacement in for Higuain, which is expected to be the €40m (£36m/$46m) rated Krzysztof Piątek.They also need to offload Alvaro Morata, who has an agreement with Atletico Madrid, but the Blues have yet to agreed the deal on their side.Meanwhile, they are also hoping to resist a £35m ( €40m/$45m) approach from Bayern Munich and agree a contract renewal with Callum Hudson-Odoi.PSG are also targeting Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl but they believe they could accommodate both players in their squad.Additional reporting from Sabrina Belalmi, Ruben Uria and Romeo Agresti.last_img read more

Video: Michigan State Fans Are Chanting “F*** Jim Harbaugh” And It’s Only Halftime

first_imgJim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shouts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.Michigan State fans are letting it be known that they do not like Jim Harbaugh.Michigan is handing it to Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, as the Wolverines have rebounded nicely after a rough start to take a 27-10 lead into the halftime break. As you’d imagine, the Spartans faithful in attendance aren’t happy with the situation. They’re taking it out on the Wolverines’ head coach.Near the end of the first half, Michigan State’s fans could be heard on ESPN chanting “F*** Jim Harbaugh” during a timeout. It made for quite a moment.Pretty easy to hear the “Fuck Jim Harbaugh” chant on TV. Nice.— Jeff Weintraub (@TheDailyTraub) October 29, 2016Michigan State’s crowd just chanted “fuck Jim Harbaugh.” I love it. Go Green baby.— Hunter Lane (@_StunterLane) October 29, 2016Harbaugh hasn’t even beaten the Spartans as Michigan’s head coach, but it doesn’t look like fans seem to care. Either way, that’s likely going to change after 30 more minutes of football.last_img read more

Paulo Dybala: The star who can’t play with Messi or Ronaldo

first_imgSaturday’s damaging defeat at the hands of Colombia has left the uncertainties inside the Argentina camp open for everyone to see. Ineffective in attack and vulnerable in defence, at this point novice coach Lionel Scaloni has a real headache as he tries to form a workable team in time for their second Copa America clash against Paraguay on Wednesday.Rodrigo De Paul may start ahead of Angel Di Maria; Sergio Aguero could lose his place to Lautaro Martinez. Renzo Saravia is almost certain to step out of the starting line-up after a calamitous display that saw both goals come from down the exposed flank of the new Porto right-back.One player, however, is most definitely out of contention, to a point where he appears the forgotten man of the Albiceleste squad. Paulo Dybala is once more relegated to the substitutes’ bench, a place he looks set to occupy for quite some time as the result of his inability to play alongside not one, but rather both of the world’s current football superstars. 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? “What I’m about to say will seem strange, but playing with Messi in Argentina is a little difficult.” Those words, uttered in the heat of the World Cup qualifying campaign at the start of 2017, have hung like a millstone round Dybala’s neck since.How, precisely, could sharing a pitch with perhaps the greatest player the game has ever seen prove a challenge? Dybala’s candour has come back to haunt him every time he has taken the field alongside Messi and failed to deliver; but those sub-standard performances have proven him exactly right.The Juventus and Barcelona stars are indeed extremely similar on the pitch, each preferring to bore in from the right-hand side and switch to their favourite left, as well as favouring neat, short touches while in possession before whipping the ball at goal.Argentina’s experiments with both Messi and Dybala in the starting line-up have been few and generally unsuccessful, with neither player willing – or perhaps able – to adapt their game to accommodate the other.Dybala PSLeo is Leo, of course, and Dybala merely a very good forward, leaving little doubt over who must give way in the face of that conflict. That is why at the age of 25 the Cordoba native has just 20 international caps to his name, most of those short cameos off the bench or in non-competitive fixtures, and one solitary goal scored in a friendly against Mexico in 2018.Even worse for the player, the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus marked the second elite superstar he has failed to gel with.Dybala’s fantastic first three seasons in Turin were built on a fluid partnership with either Mario Mandzukic or Gonzalo Higuain, who departed last year.With Higuain, Dybala often played in the hole in a 4-2-3-1 system or as a support striker. He would supply the ammunition but he also linked up well with Pipita, scoring a memorable winner at Wembley against Tottenham in 2018 from a Higuain through pass.Mandzukic, meanwhile, is a striker who prefers to put in the hard yards outside the area and contribute to his team’s overall effort to grabbing the glory himself.Dybala and Mandzukic also proved supremely effective, delivering three consecutive Scudetti while cementing the young Argentine’s reputation as one of the world’s most promising players.Ronaldo, however, changed everything. Suddenly Mandzukic’s sacrifice and toil was all in benefit of the ex-Real Madrid star, with Dybala relegated to a supporting role in a team now far more direct and rapid than that he was accustomed to.From 26 goals in 2017-18, his tally plummeted to just 10 last season as he struggled to carve out a first-team role before coach Massimiliano Allegri, tired of trying to fit square pegs in round holes, finally dropped him to the bench for most of the first half of 2019.Those same complaints that aired in 2017 emerged again, this time from Dybala’s brother. “Off the pitch there is no problem with [Ronaldo], the problems are on it: you can’t do anything with him there and Paulo is young,” Gustavo fired in May, while claiming that Paulo and several other players were unhappy at Juve.Lionel Messi Paulo Dybala Argentina Dybala Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus“There is a good chance Paulo will leave Juve, he needs a change. He is not happy and will not be the only one who leaves.”Whether Paulo does stay in Turin or not will be determined once Argentina’s Copa America campaign comes to a close, later or perhaps sooner if their pitiful 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia is a faithful indication of this squad’s real level.For the present, though, he will remain on the fringes of the team, unable to complement Messi on the field and, as he showed prior to La Pulga’s international return with a host of mediocre performances marked by fleeting glimpses of quality, unable to act as a real alternative to the Barca wizard either. Indeed, with the emergence of Ezequiel Barco in the Under-20 World Cup, Dybala could well find himself squeezed out between old and new and left out of the set-up altogether post-Brazil as Argentina seek the formula to secure qualification to Qatar 2022.It would be extremely disappointing to see a star like Dybala’s burn out so prematurely, without a place for club or country. But if he is to overcome this bump in the road and demonstrate to all that 2018-19 was merely a blip, the onus is on the forward himself to become more adaptable, more flexible in his approach regardless of tactics or team-mates.Even if he is incapable of doing so, he may still go on to have a great and long-lasting professional career. But the tag of ‘the player who could not play with either Messi or Ronaldo’ is a heavy, damning one, and the sooner he sheds it the better.last_img read more

Man Utd target Onana ‘wants new success’ at Ajax

first_imgAndre Onana says he wants to stay at Ajax and “fight for new success” as speculation continues to circulate that Manchester United will look to the Cameroon international goalkeeper to replace David de Gea.The 23-year-old was one of the stars of the young Ajax team that went on a scintillating run to the Champions League semi-finals last season.The Dutch giants knocked out Juventus and holders Real Madrid en route to the last four, where they were eliminated by a heart-breaking stoppage-time strike from Tottenham’s Lucas Moura.  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 The team also won the Dutch Eredivisie title after an intense run-in with their great rivals PSV, and beat Willem II 4-0 to lift the KNVB Cup to land a domestic double.And Onana’s performances have attracted the attentions of Old Trafford scouts as they contemplate possible replacements for Spain number one De Gea, who is entering the final year of his contract.“I am still young and with Ajax we have just proved how much we can achieve with this club,” the Cameroon international told Voetbal International.“It will not be easy to surpass that. But I want to fight for new success with Ajax.”That team has already begun the process of being dismantled, with star midfielder Frenkie de Jong having departed for Barcelona and central defender Matthijs de Ligt on the verge of joining Juventus.Morocco international Hakim Ziyech has also been heavily linked with a move to La Liga outfit Sevilla, whilst Donny van de Beek, whose goal against Tottenham in the Champions League semi-final first leg looked to have set the team on their way to the final, is in Real Madrid’s sights.It was reported earlier in June that United are readying a £40m (€44m/$50m) bid for Onana, and the matter of securing a new goalkeeper has become increasingly urgent for Old Trafford chiefs with De Gea entering the final 12 months of his contract and with no indication he will sign a new deal.Onana himself signed a renewed contract with Ajax in March and said at the time: “Ajax did so many things for me and that’s why I extend my contract. For me it’s important to give something back.”last_img read more

Guerrero: Peru deserve respect

first_imgPeru captain Paolo Guerrero called for the surprise Copa America finalists to be shown more respect following their commanding 3-0 semi-final triumph over defending champions Chile.Edison Flores and Yoshimar Yotun scored in the opening period before Guerrero added a third in second-half stoppage time to send Peru through to the decider for the first time in 44 years.Ricardo Gareca’s men, who ousted Uruguay on penalties in the previous round, now face Brazil at the Maracana on Sunday. 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 The host nation romped to a 5-0 victory when the teams met in the group stage, but Internacional striker Guerrero thinks recent results should bring more recognition for a team that reached the last World Cup.”The team is making history,” Guerrero said. “I’m proud of my team-mates. We concentrated, we worked hard and we are in the final. It’s going to be a very difficult final.”I respect Brazil a lot and I am happy [playing for my club] here but in football there are no favourites, and we showed that again today.”We won convincingly when others talked about Chile. Those people have to have more respect. “If Brazil want to call themselves favourites then they can call themselves favourites, but on the field we do not think about that.”We have to do our work with a lot of humility, as always.”Peru have won the Copa America twice previously, in 1939 and 1975, but will arrive in Rio de Janeiro as firm outsiders against eight-time champions Brazil.However, head coach Gareca is quietly confident of upstaging another South American powerhouse.”I think we have great players that can surprise in a match of that level,” the Blanquirroja boss said.”We will attack the strengths of the team, because you know that talking individually about each Brazil player is not the best way. “I trust my players. We are capable of finding the answer on how to win.”Reinaldo Rueda, meanwhile, admitted Chile may have looked too far ahead in their bid for a third successive continental title.”Maybe we were thinking about playing the final without having solved the semi-final,” he said.last_img read more

ESPN’s Early Prediction For The Alabama-LSU Game

first_imgA wide-action shot of the crowd at an LSU game.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)The biggest game of the college football regular season is now less than a week away, as No. 1 Alabama is set to face No. 4 LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday night.Both the Crimson Tide and the Tigers were off this week, giving Nick Saban and Ed Orgeron extra time to prepare for the major showdown.ESPN has made its early prediction for the game.Unsurprisingly, it likes the Crimson Tide.ESPN’s computer model believes that Alabama is practically a guaranteed win. The computer model gives the Crimson Tide a 78.6 percent chance to win the game against LSU.Alabama and LSU are set to meet at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.The game will be on CBS.last_img read more

Former Big Ten Quarterback Has Died At 45

first_imgClose-up view of Iowa footballs.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A former member of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team has passed away.Ryan Driscoll, who played quarterback for Iowa from 1994 to 1996, died on Wednesday at the age of 45.According to AllHawkeyes, Driscoll was found unconscious by his wife after collapsing on a treadmill. The direct cause of death is unknown.Condolences came from former teammates and coaches, including former Iowa assistant Don Patterson and DL Eppy Epenesa.Ryan Driscoll was quite the quarterback at Iowa.If not for a bad shoulder injury, he would’ve shined in those in the 1995 and 1996 seasons. pic.twitter.com/vuC88KvaI7— Hawkeye Jason (@jasonkemp) December 6, 2018″It just doesn’t seem fair. It shouldn’t happen to a guy that’s 45.” Don Patterson on the death of former Iowa QB Ryan Driscoll.— Pat Harty (@PatHarty) December 6, 2018Despite offers from Florida State and Notre Dame, Driscoll chose Iowa. Unfortunately for Driscoll, he quickly lost the starting job to Matt Sherman. The 1994 season was the only year where Driscoll saw significant action for the Hawkeyes. In his six games played, Driscoll threw for 1,018 yards and three TDs while averaging 6.6 yards per attempt.Driscoll played only sparingly for the Hawkeyes in 1995 and 1996, but was still a part of the Iowa teams that went to the Sun Bowl and Alamo Bowl.His overall college stats included 1,232 passing yards, four passing TDs, and two rushing TDs.last_img read more

Top 2020 4-Star Recruit Announces Decommitment

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the 2020 class has announced his de-commitment.Kedrick Bingley-Jones, a four-star defensive lineman, took to Twitter to back off of his pledge to Florida.“Gods plan,” he tweeted.Here’s his full announcement:Gods plan?? pic.twitter.com/4nB4iMsqTI— Kedrick Bingley-J. (@kedrickbingleyj) January 15, 2019The four-star defensive lineman is ranked the No. 11 SDE in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Duke, Florida State, Georgia and North Carolina, among other schools, have been involved in his recruitment.The four-star prospect is ranked the No. 202 overall player in the class.Florida’s 2020 class is ranked No. 4 in the country.last_img read more

Vegas Odds Predict Who Will Be No. 1 Overall Pick

first_imgThe NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL Combine came to a close this weekend after the best college football players in the country showed off their talent for scouts. Several impressive performances sent players rocketing up draft boards.However, one player that did not work out, may have risen the most. Former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray showed up to the combine to be measured, but did not work out for scouts.Murray chose not to throw or run, but still saw his stock rise. After the stood over 5-foot-10, that’s all scouts needed to see from the two-sport star.Although he didn’t display his skills at the combine, Murray is now the co-favorite to go No. 1 overall.According to odds released by one sportsbook, Murray and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa are the favorites to be the No. 1 pick.Odds To Be #1 Draft PickNick Bosa + 110Kyler Murray +110Quinnen Williams +450Josh Allen +1200Dwayne Haskins +1400Drew Lock +4000Rashan Gary +6000(Source: @FDSportsbook)— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 5, 2019The Arizona Cardinals – who hold the No. 1 pick – have been tied to Kyler Murray since the close of the 2018 NFL season.Although the team drafted Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, new head coach Kliff Kingsbury could choose to draft his own quarterback rather than ride with the guy a previous regime brought in.The draft kicks off on April 25.last_img read more

Some Ohio State Fans Aren’t Thrilled With J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones Visiting Texas

first_imgCardale Jones throwing a pass at an Ohio State football practice.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are indelibly part of Ohio State history. After an injury to Braxton Miller, Barrett took over as starter in 2014, and got Ohio State into position to make the first ever College Football Playoff, and Jones ran with that momentum after Barrett suffered an injury against Michigan, and captured the national championship.Another big part of that team? Offensive coordinator Tom Herman.Ohio State could never quite recreate the offense that Herman engineered that season in the years since. He parlayed that into a highly successful stint as head coach at Houston, and ultimately, Texas.J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones were in Austin over the weekend, visiting Tom Herman and some of their former Ohio State coaches now with the Texas Longhorns.Tim Beck, who was on Ohio State’s staff from 2015-16 before joining Herman in Texas as offensive coordinator, posted a photo of the two former Buckeyes in Texas gear.Love seeing @JT_theQB4th and @Cardale7_ again. 2 of the Best ever ! #Family pic.twitter.com/wyA7bpgLVA— Tim Beck (@Coachtimbeck) March 30, 2019Texas also posted a video on the visit the two QBs made.“He’s a guy that mentors me to this day” – @Cardale7_ “He’s like family to me” – J.T. Barrett …on Texas Head Coach Tom Herman. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/vSlc7jmBLW— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) March 31, 2019Unfortunately, you could probably guess that some fans took this the wrong way.this is a hate crime— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) March 31, 2019Blasphemy! #GoBucks— Pat Williams (@PatWilliamsOH) March 31, 2019I’m gonna pretend I never saw this.— JayRPh (@JayRPh) March 31, 2019At first I didn’t really care about the whole JT Barrett and Cardale Jones wearing Texas shirts. Then my brain kicked in and I remembered that Texas’ snitch of a coach is the reason Ohio State was in the mess they were last July. Got to be smarter than that.— Joseph (@BuckeyevsTworld) March 31, 2019Wtf are you two wearing?— Tony Reams (@Real_TReams) March 31, 2019One fan, who has since deleted his tweet, went after Cardale, and caught major blow back.Usually dont entertain jerks but let’s get something clear, Buckeyes FOR LIFE. We came to visit & support men we look up to and who helped developed us to be the men we are today. I support former teammates & coach, no matter what school they are at but 1, ❌ichigan. So fuck off https://t.co/KEqeZtCvCG— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) March 31, 2019And Cardale is right. There’s no real doubt which program he supports first, but Herman and Beck were incredibly important figures in his and J.T.’s college careers. Wearing burnt orange on one visit shouldn’t draw that much ire, considering how much they gave to Ohio State.last_img read more

Oklahoma Star Kenneth Murray Saved A Woman’s Life

first_img “She looked like she was dead to be honest,” Murray told The Daily at Big 12 Media Days Monday. “Immediately going through my head was to start CPR. I had my girlfriend call 911.”Murray performed CPR for minutes while Val stood close by on the curb while calling the paramedics. The woman looking after her was frantic and panicking, but Murray persisted. He knew he had to keep going until an ambulance arrived. For a minute, she was unresponsive. Then suddenly, she was awake.Murray performed CPR for several minutes before she woke up and began breathing again.“We got her back, got her breathing,” Murray said. “We got her to the point where she was blinking a little bit.”Murray says that he learned CPR when he was 12 or 13, but this is the first time he’s used it in a real life situation. Luckily he was confident, and did exactly what he needed to assist the woman in her time of need.[The Daily] Oklahoma football's Kenneth Murray interviewed after win over Army.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Linebacker Kenneth Murray #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray represented the school at Big 12 Media Days this week. It makes sense, given his selection as the conference’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year.Just last week, Murray proved why he is seen as such a great leader for the Sooners. It had nothing to do with his abilities on the football field.On July 7, Murray and his girlfriend Val were driving home from church, when they came on a pair of deaf women, one of whom was on the ground unconscious, and bleeding from the head. The football star quickly sprang into action.As Val called for help, Kenneth Murray performed CPR and revived the woman.He described the scene to those at Big 12 Media Days. From The Daily:last_img read more

MS Dhoni shares a laugh with David Warner after SRH finally beat CSK

first_img commentary scorecard MS Dhoni shares a laugh with David Warner after SRH finally beat CSKSunrisers Hyderabad defeated Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad on Wednesday to end their losing streak in IPL 2019. Rohan Sen HyderabadApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 11:16 IST Dhoni has been frequently seen interacting with the opposition team players throughout this season (CSK Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni interacted with David Warner, Vijay Shankar and Sandeep Sharma after the gameDhoni missed the game against SRH due to back spasm, Raina led in his absenceSunrisers Hyderabad (137/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (132/5) by 6 wicketsMahendra Singh Dhoni didn’t play the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday but he was very much a part of the post-game activities at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium and was once again seen interacting with the opposition team players on the field once the home team completed their 6-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.Dhoni shook hands with the SRH players after the match got over and was seen talking to David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma and had teammate Shardul Thakur amidst the discussions as well.Dhoni has been frequently seen interacting and chatting with the opposition team players throughout this season of the Indian Premier League.”#Thala at the epicentre of the huddle to discuss the #Yellove and much more about the game!,” Chennai Super Kings captioned the video which they posted on their social media accounts late on Wednesday night.#Thala at the epicentre of the huddle to discuss the #Yellove and much more about the game! #WhistlePodu #SRHvCSK pic.twitter.com/6OAq7IvipyChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 17, 2019Sunrisers Hyderabad completed a convincing win over Chennai Super Kings on their home ground to snap their three-match losing streak and climb up to sixth place in the points table with their fourth win from 8 games.The Super Kings were led by Suresh Raina in the absence of Dhoni, who missed the game with back spasm.”He (Dhoni) is feeling better. His back was stiff and might play the next game,” Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementThe short and sweet singa nadai as #Thala bids adieu to Hyderabad’s #yellove! #WhistlePodu #SRHvCSK pic.twitter.com/cO1lz2K4taChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 17, 2019The Super Kings were stopped at 132 for five after they opted to bat, and then, SRH chased down the target with 19 balls to spare.Before Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings had won 8 out of 10 IPL matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Last year, CSK had won all their 4 matches vs SRH including the final thanks to a Shane Watson hundred.Also Read | Warner, Bairstow and Rashid script rare SRH victory over Dhoni-less CSKAlso Read | A sweet moment in Hyderabad brings a smile on David Warner’s faceAlso Read | SRH vs CSK Highlights, IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow SRH vs CSKFollow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow David Warner graphscenter_img view more view less No data available! advertisementlast_img read more

Malaika Arora and sister Amrita Arora redefine the sexy all-black look at the gym. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora with sister Amrita Arora was spotted at the gym today in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Baring her toned abs, Malaika opted for a racer-back sports bra over black gym tights. She kept it chic by adding a white jacket to her gym outfit and tying it to her waist.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She completed her look with a messy low bun, no make-up and nude lips.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: As for Amrita, she also went for the all-black look at the gym like her sister. She opted for a black top over black gym tights.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Malaika paired the outfit with a black Gucci backpack and black shoes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Amrita rounded it all off with a sleek ponytail, subtle make-up and white training shoes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Malaika AroraAmrita AroraSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora with sister Amrita Arora was spotted at the gym today in Mumbai. The sisters opted for an all-black look for their workout routine and slayed the ensembles perfectly.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cf61adc664871559632604_1542227_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 12:00Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika Arora and sister Amrita Arora redefine the sexy all-black look at the gym. See picsApp headline: Malaika Arora and sister Amrita Arora redefine the sexy all-black look at the gym. See picslast_img read more

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 39

first_img India Today Web Desk Chester-le-StreetJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 13:08 IST West Indies are ranked 9th in the points table. (Reuters Photo)Sri Lanka will face West Indies in Match 39 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Cricket Stadium in Chester-le-Street on Monday.Sri Lanka Cricket Team had a very poor run of performances before a 20-run win over England pumped life in their campaign. However, nine-wicket defeat against South Africa jeopardized their further chances in the tournament.Sri Lanka are placed seventh on the points table with six points from seven matches and will need to win their remaining two games besides hoping for favourable outcomes in England and Pakistan’s remaining fixtures.The Jason Holder-led West Indies, on the other hand, have managed just one win from seven outings while one match was washed out. With only three points in their kitty, the two-time former champions have nothing to lose and will aim to finish on a high and spoil Sri Lanka’s slim chances of advancing to the semifinals.BatsmenKusal Perera: the left-handed opener has only made 191 runs from his 5 matches but leads his side in terms of the strike-rate and thus becomes an automatic selection.Chris Gayle should be the next one in your team for sure. The big-hitting West Indian opener hasn’t been at his best in the tournament so far with 200 runs from seven games but it becomes very difficult to overlook a batsman like Chris Gayle when making a Dream11 team as he can take apart any bowling lineup on his day.Avishka Fernando has had good starts against England and South Africa and he should be your batsman at No 3. Shimron Hetmyer would be a good choice at No.4 as the young West Indian has all the talent in the world and is dangerous on his day. He is averaging over 37 in this tournament.advertisementWicketkeeperShai Hope should be your automatic choice for wicket-keeper as he has scored 192 runs with an average of 32 for the Windies.All-roundersCarlos Brathwaite should be the first all-rounder in your team as he showed his class with the bat against New Zealand when he almost pulled off a miracle with his maiden hundred but sadly his knock went in vain.Thisara Perera can be your other all-rounder in the team with his ability to strike big when required with the bat and also pick up wickets.BowlersLasith Malinga seems the first name in your bowling department. Malinga showed glimpses of his heyday against England with 4 wickets to his name and rattle any batting line-up on his day.Sheldon Cottrell has been fast and furious for the Windies and provided a lot of wickets for them with the new ball. He has picked 11 wickets from 7 games at 25.45 which also includes a four-wicket haul against New Zealand. Isuru Udana and Oshane Thomas can be next two picks for your dream 11 team.Sri Lanka vs West Indies Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Kusal Perera (vice-captain), Chris Gayle, Avishka Fernando, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite(captain), Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Sheldon Cottrell, Isuru Udana and Oshane Thomas.Squads:West Indies: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Ashley Nurse, Shannon GabrielSri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Kasun RajithaAlso Read | Sri Lanka vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather updates in Chester-le-Street todayAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Sri Lanka vs West IndiesFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Dream 11 PredictionFollow SL vs WI dream 11 Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 39Dream11 Prediction, Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Sri Lanka face an uphill task but they will look to punch above their weight when they face an unpredictable West Indies at the Riverside Cricket Ground on Monday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Conflicts in sports awards committee

first_img S Kannan New DelhiAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 08:42 IST (AIBA Photo)In a major departure from tradition, the ministry of youth affairs and sports has formed just one committee to decide on the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, Dronacharya Awards, Tenzing Norgay Awards plus a few more awards. Before this, there used to be three different committees.By including former table tennis star Kamlesh Mehta in the committee this year as well, the ministry has flouted its own guidelines. As per the rules and regulations, there should be a minimum two-year gap before being nominated again on the panel.To treat this as an oversight would be easy but Mail Today has learnt that officials in the sports ministry were keen to put Kamlesh in the committee. There is no doubting his acumen and hard-work in the meetings but if norms have been laid down, they should be followed.The second issue pertains to MC Mary Kom being included in the awards committee. As an active athlete it would have been good had she been allowed to focus just on her training. In their eagerness to put her name, the ministry has perhaps overlooked the fact that her coach Chhote Lal Yadav has applied for the Dronacharya Award.If the ministry is not going not change the names in the committee, the least one would expect from her MaryKom is she recuses herself when Yadav’s name comes up for discussion.In 2017, a similar situation had cropped up when Pullela Gopichand was on the Dronacharya Awards committee and the name of his coach Gangula Prasad had cropped up. It’s learnt, at that time, Gopi had recused himself.advertisementOne hopes before the new committee meets in the Capital on August 16 and 17 there are no glitches as “conflicts” of this nature can invite trouble.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 Conflicts in sports awards committeeBy including former table tennis star Kamlesh Mehta in the committee this year as well, the ministry has flouted its own guidelines.advertisement Nextlast_img read more