VIDEO: Chicharito’s Man Utd evolution

first_imgPowerade VIDEO: A wonderful world – Javier Hernandez’s Manchester United evolution Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Javier Hernandez Man Utd Getty Images Powerade Germany v Mexico Mexico World Cup Javier Hernández Videos Chicharito’s transfer to Old Trafford provided the perfect breeding ground for the blossoming star who became the club’s first Mexican player Transfers are never kept a secret for too long in modern football, but Javier Hernandez managed to keep an approach from Manchester United under his hat while plying his trade for Chivas.A United official got in touch with Chicharito’s father to tell him of the Red Devils’ hopes of bringing his son to Old Trafford, but made it clear that he was not to tell anyone of their interest as any leak would risk the possibility of a deal being struck.Thankfully, United’s advances were kept under wraps, much to the delight of Hernandez. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “My father told me that Manchester United contacted him personally and we were asked to keep the information between the scout and us so we could follow the procedure to make the final deal, and thank God we could keep it a secret,” Hernandez said.Playing for a club of United’s standing certainly proved beneficial to Hernandez’s development as a player – the Mexico star scored 20 times to help Sir Alex Ferguson’s side reclaim the Premier League title in 2010-11 – but the multicultural nature of the club’s senior squad also helped him to develop as a person.”During my stay at Manchester United I changed and grew, especially on the personal side and as a player,” Hernandez said.”Being involved in another culture, another country, adapting to all that, to another language, sharing with colleagues from other parts in the world in such a complete, diverse squad with different cultures, religions, different tastes.”That makes you grow; it makes you open your horizons to be a more open person and know that the world is something wonderful.”last_img read more

Fred suffers injury in Brazil training

first_imgWorld Cup Man Utd new boy Fred suffers injury in Brazil training Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 02:58 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fred Neymar Brazil Getty World Cup Brazil Manchester United Premier League The £52.5m signing has picked up an untimely knock ahead of World Cup duty for the Selecao Fred may be celebrating a £52.5 million (€60m/$70m) move to Manchester United, but his joy has been cut short by an untimely injury picked up in Brazil training.On the back of Goal revealing that the 25-year-old had undergone a medical, the Red Devils announced on Tuesday that a deal had been agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk for the midfielder.He is set to form part of the Old Trafford midfield in 2018-19, but he has international commitments to think about prior to that. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Brazil are currently readying themselves for a World Cup campaign in Russia, with Fred set to be an important part of the plans for a nation expected to mount a serious challenge for a sixth global crown.He has, however, suffered an unfortunate setback on the eve of the tournament.Tite’s squad have been working at Tottenham’s Enfield Training Centre ahead of a friendly clash with Austria on Sunday.It was during a workout on Thursday that Fred crumpled to the turf following a challenge by Casemiro.The Real Madrid midfielder appeared to land awkwardly on Fred’s right ankle, leaving him grimacing in pain and clutching the affected area.Medics examined him on the field before ruling him out of the rest of the session.National doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters following the completion of training: “Fred had a right ankle trauma and started recovery work, he still has pain and it is too early to do any diagnosis, we have to wait for the first 24 hours.”Fred, Brazil and United will be hoping for a positive update, with a summer which was promising so much in danger of hitting a painful low.last_img read more

Ryan’s revelation on controversial France penalty

first_imgAustralia ‘He touched it’- Mat Ryan’s revelation on controversial France penalty against Socceroos Josh Thomas @Joshua_Thomas97 Last updated 1 year ago 04:30 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) VAR France v Australia Australia World Cup France v Australia France The VAR certainly isn’t going down well in Australia France were awarded the first ever penalty by VAR at the 2018 World Cup against Australia, but there remains serious doubts over whether it should have been given with the player responsible claiming he did get a touch of the ball.  Socceroos defender Josh Risdon lunged for the ball in Australia’s penalty box early in the second half, bringing down Antoine Griezmann in the process with a VAR review deciding Risdon failed to make contact with the ball.The resulting spot kick was clinically dispatched by Griezmann but as debate rages online as to whether the penalty should have been given, Risdon revealed to teammate Mat Ryan that the VAR did get it wrong.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “Speaking to Josh afterwards he said he touched the ball himself, and I don’t think he’s a liar or anything like that,” Ryan said post-match.”On the replays I have seen it didn’t look conclusive.”I feel hard done by. I feel like we were beaten by a better team and almost by technology a little bit.”I don’t want to cause more controversy or anything like that and I’m not here to make excuses, but there’s a lot of grey areas nowadays in that area of the game.”Paul Pogba Mat Ryan France Australia World Cup 2018 160618Despite that setback, Australia responded less than five minutes after the incident, themselves from the penalty spot, as Mile Jedinak brought the Socceroos level after a Samuel Umtiti handball. A shock win or even surprise draw was however taken from their grasp by Paul Pogba, who finished off a fine team move to secure a 2-1 victory.While France’s win is now cast in controversy, Ryan refused to hide behind the nature of the defeat and instead looked for positives after a strong Socceroos performance.”Not here to make excuses,” he said.”Nothing but proud of our team today and our performance. “We can take enormous confidence from today’s performance.”Australia will next take on Denmark on June 21, while France will play Peru.last_img read more

DAY TWO SUMMARY

first_imgDay two started nice and early, although the weather was already shaping up to be a hot one. With field one almost completely taken by Australia v New Zealand matches for the entire day, it was sure to be a brilliant day of competition. But despite all of the brilliant competition, there was a story from day two that eclipsed all others. That was, the story of Alfie… You see Alfie is a pet white and grey Cockatiel. He unexpectedly flew through the door of the Quad Park office on day two, obviously keen for a little bit of Touch action. After a few minutes of sitting on our shoulders, whistling at us, letting us pat him, it became obvious he was a much loved pet bird. Keen to find an owner we jumped on the phone to the local radio station, who immediately broadcast our announcement around the Sunshine area. Within minutes we had a call from a listener, who had recently found a `lost bird flier’ for the cockatiel in question. The listener rang the concerned bird owner, who later arrived at Quad Park to collect their long lost bird. It turned out that `Alfie’ (as we discovered he was called), had been missing for 6 weeks. The owners had given up hope that he was still alive after their flier efforts had come to no avail. But today in the middle of the Youth World Cup, Alfie made his way home. It may sound corny but it was great. The day of Touch began early with just one match, Australian Mens 18’s against the South African 18’s. The South African boys proved they are only getting better and are sure to be a force in the future, scoring early and sending a ripple of panic through the Aussie 18’s camp. After a tough day yesterday, including a loss to the Kiwi’s, the Aussie 18’s recovered to win comfortably 14-2. Ji Bonner and Dane Evans each scored four touchdowns. Round two started with an upset for Australia with the Womens Under 18’s being beaten by the New Zealanders 7-4. The Kiwi’s were victorious all over the park in the 9.30am timeslot with the Womens 20’s defeating South Africa Women’s 20’s 14-1. The New Zealand Under 18’s Men defeated Norfolk Island 15-2. The 15 touchdowns were spread throughout the team, with all but 5 players scoring in that match. The Australian Women’s 20’s continued their good form with a 15-0 victory over the South African Women’s 18’s. The girls continue to dominate the Women’s draw, their biggest test will come this afternoon against the Kiwi’s which is set to be a cracker. Round three of day two at the Youth World Cup saw the Kiwi Under 18’s mixed convincingly beat the Australian 18’s mixed 12-3. This defeat will make the finals very interesting with Australia needing to lift their game to challenge the New Zealanders. Tane Puki scored three touchdowns for New Zealand. The Australian Under 20’s mixed were victorious over Thailand with the biggest winning margin of the tournament so far, 26-1. Matt Baker and Matt McDonald from Australia scored an impressive five touchdowns each. They will be looking to continue their success into this afternoon when they take on the Kiwi’s Mixed 20’s. The New Zealand Mixed Under 20’s also go into their game against Australia on the end of a winning match. They defeated Cook Islands Mixed 20’s 9-2. After a refreshing break due to the heat players took to the field for the 2.00pm timeslot. The Australian Under 20’s Men’s team recorded a good win over the South Africans 10-2. They will be hoping to continue their good form into their match against the Kiwi’s at 6.00pm. The Kiwi’s Mens 20’s will also be confident going into the match after beating Lebanon 11-1. Australia’s Under 18’s Men had another disappointing loss to the Kiwi’s, going down 8-3. The Kiwi’s entered the match clear favourites after beating the Aussies yesterday 5-1. The Aussies will be hoping to improve before the start of the finals tomorrow afternoon. Norfolk Island recorded a good win 12-2 over South Africa in the Mens Under 20’s division. The win is a positive for the team, who are making their International debut here at the Youth World Cup. The New Zealand Womens 18’s continued their strong form with an 18-0 win over South Africa, Keisha Grant again dominating with another three touchdowns. The Australian Womens 20’s took back some Australian pride, with a win over their New Zealand opponents, 5-2 with Mel McAll running in three touchdowns for the Aussies. Nikki Etheridge also scored three times for the Aussie Womens 18’s, who finished 14-0 winners over the South African 18’s in their last match of day two. In the final round of Mixed games, the Australian 18’s had an easy 13-0 win over the Cook Islands 18, with Jerome Waitohi scoring four touchdowns. The Australian and New Zealand 20’s played out a tight 4-2 match, with a five minute lapse in concentration from Australia giving the match away. The expected re-match in the grand final is sure to be tight. The New Zealand Mixed 18’s served Thailand another massive loss 24-0, with Lambros To omaga scoring five times. Despite the big losses against the strength and experience of the Aussies and Kiwis, no doubt the Thai sides will continue to improve in the years to come. The Mens 20’s closed day two of competition with two great matches. The Samoans and South Africa fought out a 2-2 draw, a fantastic match for two developing nations, again showing their potential and growth. In the highly anticipated New Zealand verse Australia match-up, the Aussie men showed they have what it takes to bring the Mens 20’s title back from Kiwi hands, where it has sat since 2001. An impressive 6-2 win promising a great third day of competition and also finals day. By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.au LINKS: Youth World Cup stories will be on the homepage, www.austouch.com.au as well as archived under the link `Tournaments’ then `International Events’ on the left hand side of the homepage. Simply follow the links to the 2005 Youth World Cup stories. For other Youth World Cup stories check out the Federation of International Touch site using the following link: FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUCH For all the latest results check out the SportingPulse site using the following link:SPORTINGPULSE RESULTS/DRAW HOMEPAGElast_img

Alliance Coaching Positions

first_imgThe introduction of the ‘Super 8’s’ at the 2011 NTL has presented an exciting coaching opportunity for aspiring coaches throughout Australia.Attached is an outline of the ALLIANCE coaching positions and the appointment process.These positions will ideally suit coaches aspiring to coach our National teams in thefuture and will provide an ideal grounding in the processes associated with coaching athletes located across the country.Related Filescoach_eoi_jan_2010-pdflast_img

2014 Queensland Junior State Cup Results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners and runners-up at the 2014 Queensland Junior State Cup, played in Hervey Bay on the weekend. 10’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Gold Coast (A) 110’s GirlsGold Coast (A) 3 defeated BMTA Red 112’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Palm Beach Blue 212’s Girls BMTA Red 6 defeated Toowoomba White 214’s BoysGold Coast (A) 6 defeated BMTA Red 514’s GirlsGold Coast (1) 5 defeated BMTA Red 016’s BoysRockhampton 4 defeated Gold Coast (A) 316’s GirlsKawana 8 defeated BMTA 618’s BoysRedlands 5 defeated Rockhampton 318’s GirlsCaboolture 4 defeated Redlands 2Congratulations to the Queensland Junior State Cup award winners: Kelly Norman Award – Georgina RackemannScott Notley Award – Jake NotleyOverall Small Affiliate Award – GympieOverall Medium Affiliate Award – CabooltureEggers/Mowles Champion Affiliate Award 1st – Gold Coast 2nd – BMTA3rd – RedlandsRelated Links2014 JSC Resultslast_img read more

10 months agoMata convinced of exciting January for Man Utd

first_imgMata convinced of exciting January for Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is convinced of an exciting January.He wrote for his blog: “Ending 2018 with two wins has been very positive, as we can feel that the fans are happy and hopeful again after going through some understandably frustrating moments over the last year. “We are Manchester United and we have to demand ourselves to perform at a high level because that is what the history of our huge club dictates. We can’t settle for less. “As in life, it is clear that there are some happy moments and others that aren’t so, but I am optimistic and convinced that the new year is going to bring us positives.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoPaulo Dybala says Juventus best place for him

first_imgPaulo Dybala says Juventus best place for himby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus forward Paulo Dybala says Turin is the best place for him.Dybala has been linked with a move away this summer.But he says, “It’s hard to know what the future holds.“A player only knows where he’s playing today, but he doesn’t know where he’ll be tomorrow.“Still, I feel very good at Juventus and I’m where I’ve always wanted to play. I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m fine here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLascelles slams terrible Newcastle in Leicester loss

first_imgLascelles slams terrible Newcastle in Leicester lossby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamaal Lascelles has slammed his Newcastle teammates after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Leicester City.Down to 10-men thanks to Isaac Hayden’s 43rd minute red-card, Toon capitulated at the King Power and Lascelles wasn’t happy with the display.”It was terrible from the boys and we have no one but ourselves to blame,” he told Sky Sports. “Leaking four goals even with 10 men is not good enough and it’s just not acceptable.”I don’t think I’ve been here before where we’ve conceded five goals. We should’ve made it hard for them. Teams have been doing it throughout time, so it’s not good from us.”It’s never happened like that. The boys do care, and having a man down is a disadvantage but we could’ve rolled our sleeves up and made sure they didn’t score again but we didn’t get into shape.”It was nowhere near good enough. You should have a bit of pride in yourself and win your duels and battles. The simple things that you’re taught, we didn’t do.”I don’t want to say that we gave up, but we need to sit down and look back at that as it is nowhere near acceptable. The gaffer won’t let us have our heads down too much, and we will need to let today go.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

14 days agoSouthampton resigned to losing director of football Ross Wilson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton resigned to losing director of football Ross Wilsonby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton are becoming resigned to losing director of football Ross Wilson.The Daily Echo says Wilson’s potential departure for Rangers is being seen as an opportunity to properly start afresh at St Mary’s.A series of recent changes behind the scenes first saw Wilson’s boss, Les Reed, leave along with Martin Hunter. Chairman Ralph Krueger has also since departed.Martin Semmens is now running the club on a day-to-day basis in his role as chief executive and Wilson’s departure will give him the chance to steer the football side of the business in the direction he wants by making his own appointment.Wilson was moved into a front and centre position on the football operations side to ensure a sense of continuity after Reed left and to steer the club through the summer transfer window.With that having been and gone there is a feeling at St Mary’s that now would be an appropriate moment for change to occur. last_img read more

3 days agoPremier League clubs scramble for Hearts youngster Aaron Hickey

first_imgPremier League clubs scramble for Hearts youngster Aaron Hickeyby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHearts youngster Aaron Hickey was watched by scouts from across the UK against Rangers on the weekend.The Tynecastle director’s box was MOBBED on Sunday with a number of top club scouts flocking to Edinburgh, mainly to see young Jambos full-back Hickey.Representatives from Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton and Norwich joined Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at the game, says The Sun.Gers are one of the clubs watching Hickey. New sporting director Ross Wilson is a huge admirer.Manchester City are the biggest outfit keeping tabs on Hickey’s situation, with the defender destined for a mega-money move. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

‘He screams Liverpool!’ – Klopp thrilled with Robertson deal

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to Andy Robertson’s commitment to his club after the defender put pen to paper on a new contract at Anfield.Robertson, 24, joined Liverpool from Hull City in a £8 million ($10m) in the summer of 2017, and established himself as Klopp’s first-choice left-back towards the end of his debut season.The Scotland international has since gone from strength to strength in the Reds line-up, helping his team to the Champions League final and establishing himself as one of the English top flight’s top full-backs. 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? He becomes the latest Liverpool player to commit long-term to Klopp’s project at Anfield, following the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Joe Gomez.Robertson has extended his contract to June 2024; and Klopp could not be happier at the news.“I think of all the contract renewals I have been involved with, this one was done in almost record time,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.“It’s fair to say Robbo didn’t hesitate for even a second when we spoke about extending his stay at our club for longer.“I remember when we signed him back in the summer of 2017, I spoke a lot about ‘his story, his journey’ and how much I loved it and thought it pointed to the type of person and player he would be for us. He has exceeded these expectations.“He might be from Glasgow originally, but everything about him screams Liverpool.”Andrew Robertson Liverpool 29092018Klopp added that while Robertson had to wait for a chance to shine, he has more than repaid the faith shown in him since being handed a first-team spot.“It has been fantastic to see him grow, develop and improve. It was not the easiest of starts for him maybe, because we are blessed with another fantastic left-back in Alberto Moreno,” the manager explained. “He had to be patient – he had to be ready when his chance came and his progression since is an example to any player joining us.“Everyone knows about his personality, on and off the pitch, but maybe we are guilty at times of overlooking his quality. Ask those who play against him – be it matchday or training – and they speak about his technical and tactical qualities, just as much as his character and heart.“Our supporters have fallen in love with him, he has fallen in love with them – and both he and his amazing young family are very much at home in Liverpool.“It’s fantastic this will now be their home for even longer.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Copa America: Qatar 0 Argentina 2

first_imgAn improved Argentina cruised to a 2-0 win over Qatar to revive their stuttering Copa America campaign and progress to the quarter-finals along with Group B winners Colombia.On a night when defeat would have seen them bomb out of the competition, the Albiceleste were rarely troubled at Gremio Arena, where Lautaro Martinez fired them into an early lead after a Bassam Al Rawi error gifted him the simplest of chances.It was not a vintage Argentina performance by any stretch of the imagination, but after defeat to Colombia and a draw with Paraguay in their opening matches, coach Lionel Scaloni will have been relieved to see his side dominate for large spells to set up a meeting with Venezuela.  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? Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi both had numerous opportunities to extend Argentina’s lead and the Manchester City forward did so eight minutes from time as tournament guests Qatar were dumped out of the competition despite some impressive displays.@CopaAmerica @Argentina 2 (Lautaro Martínez y Sergio Agüero) – #Qatar 0Final del partido en Porto Alegre. #VamosArgentina ! pic.twitter.com/8WlzwFU7sR — Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 23, 2019 Al Rawi’s woeful clearance was easily intercepted by Martinez, who simply side-footed it into the bottom corner of the net to give Scaloni’s men a fourth-minute lead.Franco Armani had to hurtle off his line to narrow the angle on Hassan Al Haydos as he bore down on goal, the Argentina goalkeeper getting a hand to the Qatar captain’s lob to keep his side in front.But the 2022 World Cup hosts rarely threatened and were fortunate to go in trailing by only a solitary goal after Aguero fired tamely wide when Messi presented him with a golden opportunity from the edge of the box.Aguero missed a trio of second-half chances as Qatar struggled to contain him, and goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb did well to parry the striker’s stinging close-range volley.Al Sheeb made another diving save from an Aguero pile-driver before Messi uncharacteristically ballooned over the crossbar from 12 yards with the whole goal to aim at.Aguero finally got his goal after outpacing Boualem Khoukhi and drilling a low shot that beat Al Sheeb and bulged the bottom corner of the net to make sure of the result.What does it mean? Crisis averted – for now Had Argentina been forced to pack their bags, the inquest back home would have been tempestuous. As it stands Scaloni can breathe again, but he must continue to demand further improvements as his players head into the last eight.Aguero just the tonic After Messi and Martinez laboured in a front two in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay last time out, the addition of Aguero in a three-pronged attack did the trick here.Al Rawi error costs Qatar Given the way Argentina bossed the first half it is unlikely Qatar would have kept them at bay had Al Rawi not opened the door to them, but in doing so he tarnished his side’s chances.Key Opta Facts- Argentina have won each of their last seven meetings in the Copa America with non-CONMEBOL nations, with their last defeat in such games coming in 2004 against Mexico. – Argentina have lost only two of their 23 meetings with Asian nations in all competitions (W18 D3), and both defeats were in friendlies: 1-0 v China in 1984, 1-0 v Japan in 2010. – Argentina have progressed from the group stages in each of their 10 appearances in the Copa America with the current competition format (since 1993) – they withdrew in 2001.What’s next? Argentina will face Group A runners-up Venezuela in the quarter-finals, while Qatar return home with only one point but plenty of new admirers after some good moments in their three group games. read morelast_img read more

ESPN’s New Prediction For Ohio State-Michigan State

first_imgA general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Michigan State have been, arguably, the Big Ten’s most-competitive rivalry over the last five years or so. Michigan will always be rivalry No. 1 for the Buckeyes, but the Spartans have been the bigger thorn in Urban Meyer’s side since he arrived in Columbus.The two major Big Ten programs are set to meet in East Lansing, Michigan this afternoon. Ohio State has been struggling a bit lately and will look to get back on track against Michigan State. The Spartans will look to play spoiler in the Buckeyes’ Big Ten championship hopes.It should be a good one.Ohio State, the No. 10 team in the country, is set to kick off against No. 18 Michigan State at noon this afternoon. The game will be on FOX.Who’s going to emerge as the winner?ESPN has made its pick.ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving No. 10 Ohio State a 60.2 percent chance to win the game, with No. 18 Michigan State getting a 39.8 percent chance.Ohio State and Michigan State are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be televised on FOX.last_img read more

Danny Kanell Is Having A Field Day On Twitter With Alabama Struggling

first_imgDanny Kanell, a consistent troll of Miami football, speaks on FS1.FS1Alabama having surprising difficulty with The Citadel has been the story in college football this Saturday. The Crimson Tide were tied with the Bulldogs at halftime before taking a 24-10 lead moments ago.No one is having more fun with Alabama’s struggles than Danny Kanell. Kanell is known for his affinity for trolling the SEC and its fans and he has a grand opportunity here.Sure enough, Kanell has been needling away all afternoon.Is this the best Citadel team in the history of college football??— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 17, 2018With that “gauntlet” that Bama has to run through who would have thought the toughest test would come from Citadel???— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 17, 2018Could Citadel beat the Bills?— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 17, 2018Alabama will presumably hold onto its lead moving forward and escape with a win. It is going to be a hellacious week of practice for the Tide as they prepare for Auburn.Even if The Citadel loses as expected, you can bet Kanell will keep the fun going on social media and his radio show all week.last_img read more

An LSU DB Was Ejected From The Fiesta Bowl For Throwing A Punch

first_imgA general view of the Fiesta Bowl field for a game between Ohio State and Clemson.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: An American flag is held on the field during the national anthem to the Playstation Fiesta Bowl between the Clemson Tigers and the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)We are one quarter of the way through the Fiesta Bowl between LSU and UCF, and already this game has pretty much everything.The score is 17-14 LSU and we’ve already seen refs getting trashed and LSU fans going viral. Now, we’ve had a player ejected.LSU cornerback Terrance Alexander got the boot for throwing a punch at UCF’s Gabriel Davis. This is Alexander’s final college game, so he went out with a bang, and not in a good way.LSU was already down two cornerbacks today as well, so now their secondary depth is really lacking.Here’s the punch by LSU’s Terrance Alexander. https://t.co/5Blp1wKOTk— Shane Dale (@ShaneDaleABC15) January 1, 2019LSU just took the lead over UCF on a touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Derrick Dillon. This game has plenty of significance, considering UCF has won 25-straight games and has complained about being snubbed from the playoff.The Knights beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl last year and are trying to take out their second SEC postseason opponent in as many seasons.You can watch the game on ESPN.last_img read more

The Kansas-Boston College Game Has Been Moved Up

first_imgBoston College's football team huddled up on the field.CHESTNUT HILL, MA – OCTOBER 07: The Boston College Eagles huddle during the second half of their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)While the college football season seems far away, the Kansas Jayhawks are already making a change to their schedule.Although Kansas is usually known for its historic basketball program, the football program will receive a significant boost in attention due to the hire of Les Miles.The former LSU head coach will bring his championship pedigree to Lawrence in an effort to bring the Jayhawks back to relevancy in the Big 12.Obviously the conference clashes with Oklahoma and Texas will be huge for Kansas, but an early season game with Boston College will also provide an immediate test for Miles.The game between the Jayhawks and the Eagles was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 14. However, the team announced on Twitter that it’ll make a minor change to the date.Kansas announced that its matchup with Boston College will now be played on Friday, Sept. 13 from Alumni Stadium. This likely means that the game will receive a nationally-televised, primetime slot.SCHEDULE CHANGE: #KUfball’s road game against Boston College will now be played on Friday, Sept. 13.? https://t.co/aX4LSK3JDa pic.twitter.com/SZhKQNXHT1— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) January 22, 2019Kansas will begin the 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Indiana State from David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.The Jayhawks will try to move past their days with David Beatty as the head coach and look forward to new beginnings with Miles at the helm.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Appears To Have Given His Wife Shelley An Early Mother’s Day Present

first_imgurban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win 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)Urban Meyer stepped down as the head coach at Ohio State after this past season, but he’s still part of the program as the school’s assistant athletic director. Thursday, he celebrated this past year’s team’s accomplishments in style.Ohio State, per tradition, handed out gold pants pendants to celebrate their victory over Michigan. They also unveiled rings to celebrate their Big Ten championship.Shelley, Meyer, Urban’s wife, appears to have gotten a set. It’s unclear if Urban gave her his or if he had the school make an extra for her. Regardless, she was pumped.She took to Twitter with a photo, suggesting her Mother’s Day (a bit early, but whatever) is made. She also trolled Michigan a bit, reminding everyone that Ohio State has won seven in a row against its main rival.Urbs brought me a FANTASTIC gift tonight. #MothersDayMade #SEVENpairsgoldpants #AnotherBig10ChampPinkyRing #LoveMyBuckeyes #ThanksForEverything ❤️❤️❤️#CareerMade 🌰🌰 pic.twitter.com/6h9CFrubfM— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) April 12, 2019Ohio State crushed Michigan last season, 62-39, to win the Big Ten East. They then upended Northwestern in the league’s title game before taking down Washington in the Rose Bowl.The Buckeyes lost one game – to Purdue – and it cost them a College Football Playoff berth. But it was still a great season in Columbus.With Ryan Day as the program’s new head coach, it’ll be interesting to see if he can continue the success it sustained under Meyer.last_img read more

Where Every Michigan Player Is Taken In B/R’s Latest 7-Round Mock Draft

first_imgDevin Bush carries the Paul Bunyan trophy.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 20: Devin Bush #10 of the Michigan Wolverines carries the Paul Bunyan trophy off the field after beating the Michigan State Spartans 21-7 at Spartan Stadium on October 20, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fans can argue over whether Jim Harbaugh has lived up to expectations so far at his alma mater. He has done a good job of producing NFL talent.This should be another pretty strong NFL Draft for the Wolverines. Tonight’s first round could see a few being selected.Once again, defense is the focus for the Wolverines heading to the next level. Harbaugh is looking to improve things on the offensive end, but he and coordinator Don Brown have done a great job on the other side of the ball.Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller published a new full seven-round mock NFL Draft today, with six Michigan players being drafted.Miller has two Wolverine stars going in the first round, which begins tonight. On Friday, the NFL will conduct rounds two and three, and rounds four through seven go down on Saturday.Here’s where he predicts every Michigan Wolverine to be drafted.Round 1, Pick 10 – LB Devin Bush – Denver BroncosNo matter what hat I’m given at the #NFLDraft, I’ll always be a Michigan Wolverine! #GoBlue x #ProBlue pic.twitter.com/utqA43MIx9— Devin Bush ll (@_Dbush11) April 24, 2019Miller’s evaluation of Bush:Devin Bush can be head coach Vic Fangio’s Patrick Willis in Denver. He’s a rangy, tough, smart linebacker who can blitz, stuff the run and drop into coverage. The “Mike” position is incredibly valuable and important in this scheme, so filling it here is a great choice for Fangio and the Broncos.Round 1, Pick 14 – DL Rashan Gary – Atlanta FalconsRashan Gary is a Swiss Army Knife and the NFL loves position flexibility. @RashanAGary @FBCoachDBrown #GoBlue x #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/3xCJDtJkDF— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 24, 2019If the Falcons stay at No. 14 overall, Rashan Gary makes the most sense. He’s a powerful defensive end with the size (6’4″, 277 lbs) to potentially kick inside and play next to Grady Jarrett in a lot of four-man fronts. A defense with Vic Beasley Jr., Gary, Jarrett and Takkarist McKinley could get the Falcons back in the NFC South playoff race.Round 3, Pick 68 – EDGE Chase Winovich – New York JetsRound 4, Pick 105 – CB David Long – New York JetsRound 6, Pick 202 – RB Karan Higdon – New Orleans SaintsRound 7, Pick 241– TE Zach Gentry – Dallas CowboysBush and Gary have been heading in different directions early in the NFL Draft process. Teams reportedly love Bush’s athleticism and versatility, while they have major questions about Gary’s lack of college production. He was an elite recruit and has big-time measurables though, so someone will take a shot on him early.[Bleacher Report]last_img read more

This is the best Indian bowling attack to come to Australia: Ricky Ponting

first_imgThis is the best Indian bowling attack to come to Australia: Ricky PontingIndia vs Australia: Former captain Ricky Ponting also conceded that India had read the conditions at the MCG better than the hosts, who will now battle in Sydney to avoid a series defeat. advertisement India Today Web Desk MelbourneDecember 30, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 03:50 IST Indian pace trio of Bumrah, Shami and Ishant set a world record by picking up 136 Test wickets between them in 2018 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRicky Ponting said the variety in India’s pace attack makes it a dangerous unitPonting also said that India did everything perfectly in their 137-run win at the MCGIndia will be bidding for their first-ever Test series win in Australia in the Sydney Test Former Australia captain and batting great, Ricky Ponting has heaped praise on India cricket team, saying Virat Kohli’s men came up with a perfect approach to win the Boxing Day Test against the hosts in Melbourne on Sunday.Ponting also opined that India had arrived in Australia with their best-ever pace attack, which has shone due to its variety.India clinched a historic win, their first-ever in a Boxing Day Test Down Under earlier in the day. The world number one Test side came up with an all-round effort as their batsmen stepped up and posted 443 in the first innings following which their bowlers decimated the fragile Australian batting unit.Jasprit Bumrah, who won the Man of the Match award after picking up nine wickets in the Test, rattled Tim Paine’s men in the first innings with a six-wicket haul. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma joined the party in the second innings as Australia fell short of a 399-run target by 137 runs.The spirited effort in the MCG Test also saw Bumrah, Shami and Ishant break the record for most wickets by a pace trio in a calendar year set by West Indies greats Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding (130 wickets) in 1984. The much-talked-about India pace trio finished 2018 with 136 wickets after impressive showings in South Africa, England, and Australia.”… Full credit to (Kohli). He’s got a good attack at his disposal It’s certainly their best attack to come to Australia. They’re all slightly different as well – to pick a really good attack, you’ve got to have guys that are a bit different and all work really well. That’s what India have done really well,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.advertisementIndia read conditions at the MCG better: PontingMeanwhile, Ponting also conceded that India may have read the conditions better than Australia in the Melbourne Test. The former World Cup-winning captain had criticised India’s scoring rate in the first innings and even said that Cheteshwar Puajra’s 319-ball 106 may cost the visitors the MCG Test.India needed nearly two days to post 443 for 7 declared in their first innings as they scored at 2.61. However, the MCG pitch which was docile during the first two days offered a bit of assistance for the bowlers on Day 3 and 4.India bowlers were able to find a bit of reverse swing and the inconsistent bounce made life difficult for the batsmen.”There was a chance for a few of us to be critical after the first couple of days after how slow they batted, but they must have understood the conditions better than some of us did because It certainly did start to play some tricks day three and four,” Ponting said.”You can’t criticise, they’re 2-1 up in the series, they did everything perfectly in Melbourne.”Also Read | Kohli reveals why he did not enforce follow-on: Wanted to give our bowlers enough restAlso Read | Great to see India dominating with pace, says Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | We need our banned stars: Australian media react to massive defeat in MelbourneAlso Read | Watch: Virat Kohli leads Team India’s victory lap as MCG cheers historic triumphAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Ricky PontingFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow MCG TestFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Boxing Day TestFollow Sydneylast_img read more