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10 months agoSchalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke coach Tedesco: No need to be nervous facing Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke coach Domenico Tedesco insists they have nothing to fear facing Champions League opponents Manchester City.S04 are rank outsiders for the round of 16 clash.But Tedesco says: “We cannot wait to face the Citizens.”City is the most fascinating adversary for us and for our fans, we are not nervous about this double challenge, we want to do everything possible to pass the turn and honor the competition.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd decide to sell Dean Henderson

first_imgMan Utd decide to sell Dean Hendersonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to sell Dean Henderson.The Sun says United will spark an auction for Dean Henderson at the end of the season — and hope for a £20million payday.The England Under-21 keeper is showing his potential on loan at Sheffield United — despite his howler gifting Liverpool victory at Bramall Lane yesterday.The new deal to keep David De Gea at Old Trafford means that Henderson faces a long wait for his crack at the No 1 job.And a recent extension on the 22-year-old’s contract means there will be a big price on his head.Henderson wants to star for club and country.So he will be more open to a clean break if the right move comes up. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoMan Utd, Arsenal target Odegaard discusses Real Madrid plans

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd, Arsenal target Odegaard discusses Real Madrid plansby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard insists he sees his future with parent club Real Madrid.This despite speculation linking the 20-year-old with a move to either Manchester United or Arsenal.Speaking to ESPN, he said: “My intention is to stay (at Socided) two years and I think that’s important for me,” he said.”I have had two seasons in a row where I have changed teams. To have some stability is good (and) this is a great club and hopefully we can get European football for next season.”Of course I want to play there (Madrid) but I’m still young so I’m happy here at the moment.” last_img read more

13 days agoEngland management delighted with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England management delighted with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi returnby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland management are delighted with Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi’s return from rupturing his Achilles.He operated centrally as England Under-21s drew in Slovenia on Friday night, with manager Aidy Boothroyd keen to experiment.Hudson-Odoi’s peers have remarked that the 18-year-old appears to have evolved physically during his five months out.”Players can get quite down about serious injuries but he’s come back stronger,” Boothroyd said.”He’s certainly lost none of his explosive power, which can be a worry with an Achilles. He has to make sure he looks after himself. Doing that stuff off the pitch allows them to flourish.”I can’t say anything but positive things about him. He’s got a brilliant approach to life.”His attitude has been first class. His enthusiasm has been infectious. It gets everybody going, they raise their levels. Hopefully we can’t hold on to him and he gets in the first team.” last_img read more

5 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer confused by VAR uproar: Referees need praise

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer confused by VAR uproar: Referees need praiseby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied VAR should’ve disallowed in his side’s goal in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp protested after the game that Marcus Rashford’s goal should’ve been scrubbed because Divock Origi was fouled in the build-up.But Solskjaer says Origi wasn’t brought down by Victor Lindelof.”I thought the referee needs praising,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport. “It’s not often we do that. He let it be a derby game, it wasn’t like you couldn’t touch anyone.”On the controversy surrounding the opening goal, Solskjaer added: “It’s never a foul. I don’t think Keano (Roy Keane) would say that’s a foul.” last_img read more

How Many Perfect March Madness Brackets Remain? 273, According To ESPN

first_imgThe 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket.After a truly wild opening day of the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, there aren’t many college basketball fans left with a perfect bracket. In fact, according to ESPN, which had a record 11.57 million brackets submitted, there are just 273 people who got all 16 games correct. According to ESPN’s Keri Potts, just 7,802 people got 15 of 16 right.For those wondering, just .0023% of fans got every game correct. As a reminder, no person in history has ever notched a perfect bracket.Of the 11.57 million brackets entered in ESPN’S Bracket Challenge, ONLY 273 are perfect. Last year, there were 18,471 correct after day 1.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2015Day one kicked your bracket butts: Just 273 of 11.57 million ESPN brackets were a perfect 16-for-16 on Thursday. 7,802 went 15-for-16.— Keri Potts (@MsPotts_ESPN) March 20, 2015Obviously, ESPN isn’t the only network offering an NCAA Tournament pool, but percentages across most of the sites are the same.As the tournament continues to progress, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone, anywhere, makes a serious run at history.last_img read more

Nick Saban Snaps At Media During Press Conference: “It Really Doesn’t Matter What You Think”

first_imgNick Saban gets fired up at a press conference.YouTube/Alabama Crimson Tide on AL.comAfter a rough week three loss to Ole Miss, some wrote off the Crimson Tide as contenders for the SEC crown. With their dominant win over Georgia, and Florida’s drubbing of Ole Miss, Alabama once again looks like one of the favorites to win the conference. While speaking to the media this afternoon, Nick Saban was very annoyed about how quickly some wrote his team off, and made sure to tell the local reporters that he and his players don’t do anything to appease or impress them. Saban is certainly fired up, which is a good thing for Alabama fans, and a bad one for the Tide’s upcoming opponents. Alabama hosts Arkansas on Saturday. []last_img read more

Former Ohio State Players React To The Buckeyes’ New Coaching Hire

first_imgOhio State players making an O shape with their arms after a football game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Buckeyes have a new coach.Ohio State announced today the hire of longtime NFL assistant Bill Davis, who spent this past season as an “analyst” for the Buckeyes.Davis is close with Urban Meyer – he was the best man in his wedding – and brings decades of experience to OSU’s defensive staff.I met coach Davis over my bye week when I was in Columbus. He’s the real deal for sure ?? Excited about this one— Joshua Perry (JEP53) (@RIP_JEP) December 21, 2016Good hire… Guy has loads of experience and a good demeanor for the staff— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) December 21, 2016Why would you worry about a guy with the experience of Billy Davis— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) December 21, 2016Ohio State appears to have added a valuable member to its coaching staff.last_img read more

Schneiderlin questions Man Utd past & Everton future

first_imgMorgan Schneiderlin admits to having endured a tough time at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal and says he is now weighing up his future again at Everton.The French midfielder secured a £25 million ($32m) move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2015 after impressing in English football at Southampton.He would spend just 18 months with the Red Devils, with 29 Premier League appearances made under Van Gaal before falling out of favour when Jose Mourinho took the reins. 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? Asked by Winamax to assess his time with United, Schneiderlin said: “I have mixed feelings. “When I arrived at United, it felt like the club was in a transition period. “With Louis Van Gaal, it was not easy to adapt to his methods. “At Southampton, I was very free in my movements. With him, I had the impression that he was trying to control everything, it was very rigid. I had a hard time accepting the fact that every pass I made, I needed to be able to explain why I had made that pass or move. “In the game, I was not really released, it was not great and we had a complicated season. “Mentally, I also took a shot because six months before, [France boss] Didier Deschamps told me that I was a potential holder for him [at Euro 2016]. Finally, I did not play at all, so I only had 10 days of preparation when I returned to Manchester. “Jose Mourinho told me that he liked my qualities and that he was interested in me when he was at Chelsea, but that there was [Ander] Herrera and [Marouane] Fellaini that he knew better and had better preparation, so I played very little from there.”Morgan Schneiderlin Everton 2018-19Schneiderlin left United for Everton in January 2017.Once again, he was a regular at the start of spell at a new club, but took in only 14 appearances across the 2018-19 campaign.He is tied to a long-term deal at Goodison Park, but concedes that he could soon be on the move.Schneiderlin added on his current situation: “I still have two years of contract and I am a bit divided. “I arrived, I had a good performance, and the next season was a bit more complicated. “For the moment I am intending to respect my contract, after that we will see. “If the club wants to sell me and I am offered an interesting project, anything is possible. “I mostly want and need to play, I feel that I have reached my best level physically, so we’ll see.”last_img read more

Photos: A Lot Of Empty Seats For This Major Program’s Game Today

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Florida’s football program is coming off one of the most-disappointing losses in recent memory. The Gators are hosting Colorado State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. this afternoon.Dan Mullen’s program is a week removed from its loss to Kentucky. The Gators had beaten the Wildcats 31 times in a row prior to last weekend.There appears to be some frustration within the fan base.Well, that, and it’s ridiculously hot in Gainesville today.Check it out:Kickoff in 17 minutes— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) September 15, 2018A couple seats available here, 10 minutes before kickoff of the McElwainless Bowl— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) September 15, 2018Welp, maybe it’ll fill out later in the game.Florida is currently up, 3-0, on Colorado State.last_img read more

Big Ten Running Back Blocked From Transferring To A Number Of Teams

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Just a day ahead of last weekend’s game against Wisconsin, Nebraska running back Greg Bell left the program. Before the game, he reportedly decided that he would transfer.Bell served as the starter for the Huskers to begin the season.The California native had 173 yards on the season, though his role dwindled as the weeks wore on.After 104 yards in Week 2 against Colorado, the junior ran for 64 on 14 carries against Troy, and was down to six carries at Michigan and just two against Troy. He failed to break six yards in those contests.Senior Devine Ozigbo ate into his playing time, breaking out with a 17 carry, 170 yard, two touchdown performance in the loss to Purdue.Greg Bell posted the letter granting the ability for him to transfer from the school, with some big exceptions.As with most transfers, Nebraska will not allow him to go to other Big Ten schools. He is also being blocked from schools on the non-conference schedule over the next three years, which would prevent him from facing the Huskers down the road, outside of a post-season game.That list includes Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, South Alabama, and South Dakota State.The list strangely features another school nowhere to be found on Nebraska’s future schedules: Oregon State.Thank you to Coach Frost The Support Staff And The Fan Base For The Opportunity. Forever thankful.I have decided to transfer. Considering all opportunities.— Greg Bell (@GregBell_) October 8, 2018Former head coach Mike Riley came over to Nebraska from Oregon State, and returned there in an advisory role after the Beavers hired one of his former players, Jonathan Smith. The staff also features former Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray.Still, blocking him from Oregon State seems far beyond what schools generally pull with these restrictions.last_img read more

College Football Analyst Predicting A Huge Upset This Week

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA college football analyst is predicting a major upset this week.There are only four undefeated teams remaining in the college football world and one analyst is predicting one of them to fall in Week 10.Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo is predicting UCF will go down.Here’s his full prediction:Temple (plus 10½) at No. 9 UCFThe Owls defense is salty, with some NFL-caliber talent such as CB Rock Ya-Sin and DT Michael Dogbe … TEMPLE 34-30, UPSET SPECIAL.UCF and Temple are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Thursday.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

NFL Analyst Names Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin Senior Bowl All-Star

first_imgOhio State wide receivers celebrate during the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Terry McLaurin #83 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a play during the first half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin has drawn the attention of a multitude of scouts and analysts with his performance at Senior Bowl practice this week. You can add NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks to that list.Brooks unveiled his list of awards from Senior Bowl practice tonight. McLaurin was one of the honorees.He was named an All-Star, along with six other draft prospects. South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel took home MVP.Here are Brooks’ practice awards.Let’s hand out some awards for @seniorbowl practice week.. ??— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) January 24, 2019McLaurin has undoubtedly made himself some money with his work at the Senior Bowl. If he follows that up with a strong performance at next month’s NFL Scouting Combine, he could really move up draft boards.In case you were concerned, Terry McLaurin is still owning the Senior Bowl.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 24, 2019Besides possessing speed and the ability to make the big play (20.1 yards per receptions and 11 touchdowns as a senior), McLaurin is also versatile enough to play special teams.Can he sneak into the second day of the draft and go in the first three rounds? It seems very possible as of now.last_img read more

Major 4-Star Recruit Announces And Then Rescinds Decommitment From TCU

first_img Per Rivals, a number of programs that were in on Sylvester, like LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas were set to get back involved.After pressing reset on his recruitment, there are a handful of new and old teams in the mix for the four-star defensive end. Kansas State, Missouri, LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech are at the top of Sylvester’s list moving forward into his senior season.Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and LSU were among the top teams before Sylvester committed to TCU on May 6. He had made a visit to College Station and TCU before ultimately choosing TCU midway through the spring. Oregon was also a finalist for Sylvester before he committed elsewhere and recently put an offer on the table earlier in the week.Just hours after appearing to decommit from TCU, James Sylvester has backed off of that decision, and remains a future Horned Frog, as of now.From Rivals’ Sam Spiegelman:Some clarity: Rivals250 DE James Sylvester is still committed to #TCU despite a brief hiccup earlier on Sunday. He remains the highest-ranked prospect in the Horned Frogs’ 2020 class out of Newton (TX) HS @TCU_RivalsProfile:— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) July 28, 2019Whatever that “brief hiccup may have been, it is good news for TCU as long as Sylvester remains in the fold.He is the top-ranked recruit in the Horned Frogs’ 10-person class, which ranks No. 49 in the country and No. 7 in the Big 12. TCU's mascot posing for a photo with the band.LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 09: Texas Christian University Horned Frogs mascot Superfrog poses with a band member before the first round game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Wyoming Cowboys at the Thomas & Mack Center March 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. TCU won 70-61. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Back in early May, James Sylvester gave his pledge to the TCU Horned Frogs. After just a few months, it appeared that he was reopening things, but now he has backtracked on that.Sylvester is a four-star composite recruit out of Newton, Texas. 247Sports ranks him No. 238 in the country.He’s the No. 12 defensive end and No. 39 player in Texas in the 2020 class.This afternoon, he sent a tweet decommitting, asking fans to “respect his decision.” It has since been deleted. The decommitment was up long enough for Rivals to get up a post up om the decision.last_img read more

Former Clemson Star Stephone Anthony Gets Great NFL News

first_img The #Jets are signing LB Stephone Anthony, source said. The former first-rounder played in Miami the last couple of years with Adam Gase and was drafted to the #Saints, who had LB coach Joe Vitt.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 21, 2019It’s been a rocky start to his career for Anthony, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie season with stellar production with 112 tackles and an interception.However, after he struggled to make an impact, New Orleans shipped Anthony to Miami for a fifth-round pick. Unfortunately for the former Tigers star, he couldn’t find success with the Dolphins either.The Falcons signed Anthony in July with hopes of possibly rejuvenating his career.Atlanta released the 27-year-old linebacker earlier this week after the team signed corner Jalen Myrick.Now he’s back with his former coach in Adam Gase. He fills a major need for the Jets as they look to keep pace in the AFC East.Stay tuned for the latest NFL news. Clemson star LB Stephone Anthony runs down the hill at Clemson Memorial Stadium.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: Stephone Anthony #42 of the Clemson Tigers runs onto the field before their game against the Syracuse Orange at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Just a few days after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons, former Clemson star Stephone Anthony received great news.His former coach, Adam Gase, decided he wanted a reunion with his former linebacker.According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets signed Anthony to fill a major gap left by the injury to starting linebacker Avery Williamson.Here’s the news from Rapoport.last_img read more

Laver Cup becomes official ATP event

first_imgLaver Cup becomes official ATP eventThe Laver Cup event will officially become a part of the ATP tour and thus the tournament will have the same back-up and logistical support as other ATP Tour events.advertisement Reuters LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 17:59 IST Laver Cup becoming official ATP event delights Roger Federer. (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSThe Laver Cup was extremely popular in its first two editions in front of sell-out crowds in Prague and Chicago.Laver Cup now will have same back-up and logistical support as other ATP Tour eventsFederer, who helped create the event to honor Rod Laver, was delighted with the newsThe Laver Cup team event between Europe and the rest of the world is to become an official part of the ATP Tour, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Friday.While extremely popular in its first two editions staged in front of sell-out crowds in Prague and Chicago, the competition backed by Roger Federer was seen as something of an outrider.This year’s tournament in Geneva in September will have no ranking points but Friday’s announcement means it will have the same back-up and logistical support as other ATP Tour events.”The Laver Cup team is incredibly excited about this partnership with the ATP, Tony Godsick, President and CEO of Federer’s management company TEAM8 and Laver Cup chairman,” said.”It has always been our hope to build the Laver Cup in partnership with the tennis world, and certification by the ATP after two editions is an overwhelming validation of our vision.”The Laver Cup last year saw a European team captained by Bjorn Borg and including the likes of Federer, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev take on John McEnroe’s world team featuring Nick Kyrgios, Kevin Anderson and John Isner.Critics have suggested it crowds the calendar and uses a prime slot that could be occupied by the Davis Cup which has been revamped this year by the International Tennis Federation.Federer, who helped create the event to honour Australian great Rod Laver, was delighted with the news.”As I come closer to the end of my playing career, it’s wonderful to know that the Laver Cup will be part of the tour that I’ve dedicated more than 20 years of my life to,” he said.advertisementWorld number one Djokovic described it as a true celebration of tennis.”As President of the ATP Player Council I’m proud to support this collaboration,” the Serb said.Chris Kermode, Executive Chairman and President of the ATP, said the popularity of the event had been a decisive factor in bringing it on board.”It has struck a chord with fans worldwide in a very short time, Kermode said. This event has great potential to reach new fans around the world”Becoming an officially-sanctioned event means the Laver Cup will have access to all ATP services, including marketing and social media, as well as umpires and physios.This year’s competition will take place from Sept. 20-22.Also Read | French Open: Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinalAlso Read | Roger Federer’s return to French Open creates frenzy among fansAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Laver CupFollow Roger FedererFollow Tony GodsickFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Alexander Zverev.Follow John McEnroeFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Kevin AndersonFollow John Isner Nextlast_img read more