Everton boss Silva makes Jagielka decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists he doesn’t want to lose club captain Phil Jagielka.He has only made two appearances this season and is out of contract at the end of the year.But Silva said: “It is not something in my mind for next month (to let him go). “It is not on my mind to even think about it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admirationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino admits they need to sell if they’re to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.It’s been suggested Marcelino would prefer to cut short the loan of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and replace him with Chicharito.He said, “Chicharito is a player with an international trajectory. But I prefer the four attackers we have. I do not see today the possibility that we stay with five attackers because it is a particular position. “We have four good attackers. They do not find the way to the goal but we have to change that. If an attacker leaves us because all the parties agree, we will look for a solution in the transfer window. But we are not considering the possibility of having five attackers.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp defends Liverpool players after Wolves FA Cup defeat: Did I expect more?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his players after they were beaten by Wolves in last night’s FA Cup third round tie.Klopp made nine changes from the team which were beaten at Manchester City on Thursday.The German stated, “All these things that came out are really my responsibility, so it’s about rhythm. Of course, you know they have rhythm. Div (Origi), can he have rhythm? No, not really. Daniel (Sturridge), maybe a bit more. Alberto (Moreno), no, no rhythm. “That of course doesn’t help footballers against a [tough] opponent. We played Wolves here two or three weeks ago and they are really strong. We won, yes, but we knew it was really tough here. Now we played today, they didn’t change a lot – if they changed something – so that’s not easy.”Do I expect? I always expect a lot more from the players. Do I think they could have delivered [more] today? I am not 100 per cent sure. It’s not my job to say now, ‘that was not good enough, that was not good enough’ because I know they can do much better. I changed a lot because I thought we had to, not because I wanted to and to say, ‘come on, let’s have a look at how that works’ because it was clear Wolves would not change a lot. “The problem is, we played a similar line-up and had three tough games in the last couple of weeks, so it was clear we had to change. That’s it, that’s all.”
Liverpool boss Klopp reveals hilarious Rocky speech fail in BVB daysby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed his failure to rouse his players by using a speech from the movie Rocky IV.Klopp was speaking about his career and achievements at the FIFA gala where he won the Best Men’s Coach award for the previous year.And he mentioned an incident where he gave his Borussia Dortmund players a Rocky-themed speech before a game against Bayern Munich.”My Borussia Dortmund team were playing Bayern Munich,” Klopp told The Players’ Tribune.”It was a huge match in the league. We hadn’t won in Munich in something like 20 years. I take a lot of inspiration from movies, so whenever I needed to motivate the boys I would always think of Rocky Balboa. In my opinion, they should show Rocky 1, 2, 3 and 4 in public schools all across the world. It should be like learning the alphabet. If you watch these movies and you don’t want to climb to the top of a mountain, then I think something is wrong with you.””So the night before we played Bayern, I gathered all my players at the hotel for our team talk. I told them the truth of the situation: ‘The last time Dortmund won in Munich, most of you were still in your Pampers.’ Then I started playing some scenes from Rocky IV on the screen. The one with Ivan Drago. A classic, in my opinion. “Drago is running on the treadmill, and he’s hooked up to the big computer monitors and the scientists are studying him. I told the boys, ‘You see? Bayern Munich is Ivan Drago. The best of everything! The best technology! The best machines! He’s unstoppable!’ Then you see Rocky training in Siberia in his little log cabin. He’s chopping down pine trees and carrying logs through the snow and running up to the top of the mountain. “I told the boys, ‘You see? That’s us. We are Rocky. We are smaller, yes. But we have the passion! We have the heart of a champion! We can do the impossible!’ I was going on and on, and then at some point, I look out to all my boys to see their reaction.”I was expecting them to be standing up on their chairs, ready to go run up a mountain in Siberia, going absolutely crazy. But everyone is just sitting there, staring at me with dead eyes. Completely blank. They’re looking at me like, ‘What in the world is this crazy man talking about?’ So then I realised, ‘Wait, when did Rocky IV come out, 1980-something? When were these boys born?’ Finally, I said, ‘Wait a minute, boys. Please raise your hand if you know who Rocky Balboa is?’ Only two hands went up.”Everyone else, ‘Nope, sorry, boss.’ My entire speech — nonsense! This is the most important match of the season. Maybe the most important match of some of the players’ lives. And the manager has been screaming about Soviet technology and Siberia for the last 10 minutes! Can you believe this? I had to start my whole speech over from scratch. “You see, this is the real story. This is what actually happens in life. We are human beings. Sometimes, we embarrass ourselves. That’s how it is. We think we’re giving the greatest speech in the history of football, and we’re actually talking complete nonsense. But we get up the next morning and we go again. “Do you know the strangest part of that story? I honestly cannot be sure if we won or lost the match. I am pretty sure that I gave this speech in 2011 before we won 3–1, and that certainly makes for a much better story! But I can’t be 100% sure. This is one thing about football that people don’t always understand. The results, you forget. You get them all mixed up.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Cover your eyes, Miami fans. It appears the Hurricanes’ football team could be on the verge of losing a recruit. Isaiah Johnson, a three-star wide receiver in the 2016 class, has been committed to Miami since mid-February. The 6-foot-3, 198-pound prospect recently received a scholarship offer from Florida, though, and he seems to like the Gators very much. The Palm Beach Gardens native visited Florida’s Gainesville campus today. He says he “felt at home.” Felt at home today pic.twitter.com/kZt1Eob9MK— Bigplayzay2⃣1⃣ (@ZayLive21) March 14, 2015That’s, obviously, not a great look for Miami. Johnson is rated the No. 164 wide receiver in the country by 247 Sports.
Entering yesterday’s National Signing Day, Alabama sat behind schools like Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State in the national recruiting rankings. After a huge day, highlighted by the commitments of five-star linebackers Ben Davis and Mack Wilson, the Crimson Tide class was ranked No. 1 by three of the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout. Here are how the rankings for those sites shook out after the dust settled on National Signing Day.247Sports:Rivals:Scout:The one ranking site that spurned Alabama? According to ESPN, the Crimson Tide were edged out by the Florida State Seminoles.As you’d expect with those results, 247Sports’ composite ranking, which utilizes all four of the major services, also has Alabama No. 1.Alabama has four national championships on the field under Nick Saban, and amazingly, they are even more dominant in the recruiting game. The Tide have signed a top recruiting class for six straight years now, and there is no sign that Saban and his staff are slowing down.
Timothy Weah scored for his second straight game as a Celtic player in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership. The 18-year-old American joined the Hoops on loan from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, and he has not taken long to make an impact with his new club. Weah scored on his Celtic debut at the weekend, netting off the bench in a 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Airdrieonians. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Weah repeated the trick on his league debut Wednesday, latching onto a through ball and scoring Celtic’s fourth goal of the game in the 86th minute. 🗣 Tim Weah at it again! ✌️ goals in ✌️ games with the @CelticFC bhoys! 🍀pic.twitter.com/LYfjA9CRDR— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) January 23, 2019Weah, the son of Liberian legend George Weah, made his senior debut for PSG last season, and featured for the French side in their first two Ligue 1 games this season. But the teenager would not make another appearance for PSG after that, forcing him to seek out playing time on loan. Though his minutes with PSG dried up this season, Neymar believes his team-mate has a big future ahead of him. “It is a very exciting move for him, from what I have seen of his talent he has everything to go and be one of the top attacking players in Europe,” the PSG star told the Daily Record.“It is a good move for him, a good move for Celtic as they are getting such a big talent, and also a good move for PSG because he has a chance to get experience and games and come back to us a more complete player.”Weah has also made the breakthrough to the senior U.S. national team, having earned eight caps since making his debut in March 2018.
Having downed them once already in knockout football this season, West Ham face AFC Wimbledon for the second time this campaign as they look to secure a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup.Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers dismissed the Wombles, then under Neal Ardley, in the Carabao Cup in late August, with Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Javier Hernandez all netting in a 3-1 victory at Kingsmeadow.Since then, the League One outfit have parted ways with their manager and replaced him with Wally Downes, though they have not won in five. 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 visitors should triumph over their third tier hosts with ease on paper – but the magic of the cup, as they say, works in mysterious ways. Game AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham Date Saturday, January 26 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US the game will not be broadcast live but can be streamed on ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sports 2 and streamed on the BT Sports Live app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sports 2 BT Sports Live Squads & Team News Position AFC Wimbledon players Goalkeepers Ramsdale, McDonnell Defenders Watson, Nightingale, Oshilaja, Thomas, McDonald, Sibbick, Garratt Midfielders Pinnock, Kalambayi, Seddon, Trotter, Soares, Wordsworth, Hartigan, Wagstaff, Connolly Forwards Barcham, Pigott, Jervis, Kaja, Appiah, Hanson AFC Wimbledon starting XI: Ramsdale, Watson, Thomas, Oshilaja, McDonald, Nightingale, Wordsworth, Connolly, Pinnock, Appiah, Wagstaff.. Position West Ham players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Adrian, Trott Defenders Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Fredericks Midfielders Noble, Rice, Antonio, Nasri, Anderson, Obiang, Coventry, Holland Forwards Arnautovic, Carroll, Hernandez, Perez, Diangana, Snodgrass, Silva West Ham starting XI: Adrian, Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Obiang, Snodgrass, Diangana, Hernandez, Carroll.Betting & Match Odds West Ham are favourites, priced at odds of 2/5 to win, according to bet 365. Wimbledon are at odds of 7/1 while a draw is 17/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview It’s not too commonplace for two sides from different divisions to meet twice over the course of a season – but that’s the fate that has befallen West Ham as they travel to third-tier AFC Wimbledon for the second time this campaign.The Hammers travel to Kingsmeadow looking to emulate their victory last August when they knocked the Wombles out of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 victory.They will, however, make their trip in the midst of a protracted off-field saga surrounding the future of star Marko Arnautovic, one that has likely provided an unwelcome distraction for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.The Austria international has been reportedly dissatisfied with his stay at London Stadium and only a few weeks ago looked set for a big money move to the Chinese Super League.However, that deal fell through, leaving the striker in limbo after Pellegrini excised him from his matchday squad for his side’s last game against Bournemouth, playing Andy Carroll up front instead.Wally Downes’ hosts meanwhile are looking for their first win since 2018 – and Wimbledon fans will harbour dreams of a legendary Wembley day in 1988 when their side takes to the pitch.Back then, over thirty years ago, Wimbledon – now MK Dons – delivered a shock against red-hot favourites Liverpool to lift the FA Cup.Downes need point no further as inspiration for his side if they are to repeat some giant-killing heroics on Saturday.
Danny Rose says he is uncertain of his future at Tottenham and hinted he could leave the beaten Champions League finalists before next season.The England right-back, who played as Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid a week ago, has long been linked with a move away from north London.He hasn’t featured as regularly in boss Mauricio Pochettino’s team this term as in recent seasons, and saw his teammate and fellow full-back Kyle Walker leave for champions Manchester City a year ago. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And speaking after England beat Switzerland to claim third place in the inaugural Nations League, Rose suggested that his time at Spurs could have come to an end.”I don’t know what the future holds now,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m looking forward to a break. If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great. I’ll just have to wait and see.”It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on.”It has been no secret that my name has been mentioned quite a few times in terms of players moving on and I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens. Either way I’m prepared for whatever happens.”Last season I didn’t play as much as I wanted. This season I’ve played quite a bit, it’s been really good.”Tottenham have enjoyed an historic season this campaign, reaching the final of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time and finishing third in the Premier League.It came after a difficult period in the transfer market for the club, with Pochettino’s side becoming the only Premier League team not to make a single signing during last summer’s transfer window.”As a whole I’m proud of what I’ve done individually and I’m over the moon about what the club has achieved as well,” said Rose.“There have been some difficulties – no signings, playing at Wembley and I think the club and players have shown great character.”We are in a good position for next season now and we will be raring to go because the final in Madrid was an unbelievable experience and it’s one I’d love to experience again.”Spurs were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, going down to an early penalty from Mohamed Salah and a late strike from Divock Origi.Rose admitted that defeat was hard to take, but that in total, it was a good season for the club. “Obviously it hurts. You are reminded of the defeat every day so it’s disappointing but on a bigger picture, it has been a very good season for the club.”We are playing Champions League football next season and we just came up short last weekend. Now the season’s finally finished we can reflect on that and hopefully go one further next year and lift that trophy.”
Mohamed Yattara scored twice as Guinea defeated 10-man Burundi 2-0 in Cairo to end a seven-match winless run at the Africa Cup of Nations and keep alive their hopes of progressing to the last 16.Paul Put’s side were given an early boost when Christophe Nduwarugira was shown a straight red card for bringing down Yattara and the lively striker went on to punish Guinea with a brace.Yattara opened the scoring 25 minutes in and doubled his personal tally seven minutes into the second half of Sunday’s clash. 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 But Guinea, with four points from their three matches, are now relying on results elsewhere as Madagascar earned a shock win over second-placed Nigeria in the day’s other Group B closer to leave Put’s men in third.FULL TIME | Burundi – Guinea 0-2 #TotalAFCON2019 #BDIGUI pic.twitter.com/gcketyNMSp— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 30, 2019Burundi, heading home without a point from their first taste of the continental competition, made a slow start and were reduced to 10 men in the 12th minute when Yattara got across last man Nduwarugira and was pulled back 20 yards from goal.And they were made to pay as Auxerre attacker Yattara pounced on a loose ball in the box to open the scoring with a clinical finish past Jonathan Nahimana.Guinea, who kept unfit star midfielder Naby Keita on the bench for the full 90 minutes, were 2-0 up early in the second half thanks to another well-taken finish from Yattara.He allowed Ibrahima Traore’s pass to run across his body and then placed the ball past Nahimana to kill off Burundi’s slim hopes, while Guinea’s fate is yet to be decided.Guinea should have extended their advantage further but Amadou Diawara had a long-range shot saved by Nahimana and Jose Kante missed a glorious chance from 10 yards late on.
It’s one thing to say it. It’s another thing to prove it. Sunday night at Soldier Field, Mexico topped the United States and proved once again it is the King of Concacaf. El Tri’s fans have never stopped saying it. Many didn’t even think the Gold Cup was worthy of Mexico’s presence, with El Tri perhaps better suited for Copa America. But as we saw during the entire knockout stage of the competition, with Sunday no exception, Concacaf can boast of talented teams beyond simply Mexico. Mexico, however, is at the top. El Tri didn’t win the last Gold Cup, and even entering this tournament with the favorite tag there was plenty of doubt about whether the team could do it with some of its strongest players from the 2018 World Cup missing because of injury, like PSV winger Hirving Lozano, or individual decision. 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 This group of Mexico players, featuring many members of the next generation for El Tri, got it done. Uriel Antuna came out of nowhere to score four times for the team. Carlos Rodriguez could start for El Tri at the next World Cup if it were tomorrow. Edson Alvarez will head to Europe as a regional champion after taking control of a game in which he had to battle Michael Bradley and Wetson McKennie. “Young players are starting to show up, and they’re adjusting well. When there’s a title, you gain confidence,” manager Tata Martino said in his post-match news conference. “We’ll be better with those who haven’t been able to come to the team because of different purposes, if we only think about one of the three best players in the Dutch league, he wasn’t with us because of a knee injury.”We have no reason not to be better, and after that we’ll analyze who comes in and who doesn’t. I’m really happy with how the team has started to function in the first six months of the process.” While fans can get excited about the young blood, a pair of veterans had the biggest plays of the night. In the 73rd minute, Jonathan dos Santos held off an American midfielder to keep possession and found Rodolfo Pizarro. As the creative player went to work, the 29-year-old Dos Santos continued his run into the box. After Pizarro found Raul Jimenez in the box, the forward slipped Dos Santos into perfect shooting position with a slick back-heeled pass that Dos Santos smashed past Zack Steffen for the deciding goal. El Tri would have been down had it not been for a save off the line from midfielder Andres Guardado. Seeing the vacancy in the net on a 51st-minute corner kick, the Mexico captain rushed to the line and was there just in time to head away a goal-bound shot from Jordan Morris. As the music went off and the Mexico players celebrated by hugging, jumping in a circle and pumping up the sold-out crowd, you could see how much it meant to the players. No matter which generation they were from, they’ve become a team during this process.”Some guys didn’t come for injuries and such, but that opened the door for other talents, for the future of this national team, which showed in this tournament that they’re on a really good path,” Guardado said. “As a Mexican and a veteran player, it makes you calm because you know you’re leaving the team in good hands and they definitely can achieve what maybe you couldn’t in so many years.”Martino, managing Mexico in a major tournament for the first time, has emphasized that his first task was to put together a team that knows how to win. Now, his biggest job is to get a team that understands the style he wants it to play. The style was on display in all its glory and with all its flaws Sunday night. The first half was even, with the United States able to take advantage of several transitions. Jozy Altidore missed a glorious chance to give the Americans the lead heading into the halftime break, the lowlight of a 30 minutes in which the U.S. came out and played some of its best football of the tournament. “I told the players that there was no doubt that what got us closer to the title was imposing our style of play,” Martino said. “When you win, few people remember that the team wasn’t able to implement its style. With what we did in the second half, we’ve won putting in our idea, having courage and in a final these and some individual high points … are elements to have in mind.”It’s worth having in mind as well that the United States was the reigning champion of this competition. It’s also worth highlighting the fact that the United States pushed Mexico, with El Tri able to win by only the slightest margin. It was a good final, worthy of being the deciding game in a tournament that has been full of surprises – one of which being the sheer number of surprise results we saw. In the end, though, it was the two regional giants battling it out once again. In the end, Mexico showed once again that it’s the King of Concacaf.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans tailgate in a parking lot outside Ohio Stadium before their game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Week 1 of the 2018 college football season saw several games affected by weather, with two major contests – Nebraska and Iowa State’s games – getting cancelled due to serious storms in the area.The same could unfortunately be true today. There are some major storms throughout the country today. A lot of games could be affected.One of the big ones: Ohio State vs. Rutgers.The contest between the Buckeyes and the Scarlet Knights is likely going to take place during some major storms.Here’s the current weather forecast:That does not look good.It’s not the only Ohio game expected to be affected by weather this weekend, either. The Browns’ game has a pretty brutal forecast.Are we sure they are gonna play this game Sunday? This weather looks miserable. #Browns #Steelers pic.twitter.com/M0AwGkOLtv— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) September 7, 2018Yikes.Ohio State and Rutgers are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on BTN.
ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 26: A general view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals on August 26, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The start to the 2018 season could be going better for the Atlanta Falcons. The team is now down two defensive stalwarts for significant time, with a new announcement about Deion Jones.The 2016 second-round pick out of LSU was a bright spot for the Falcons during Thursday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the team with nine total tackles, and adding an interception.Look what @Debo found! pic.twitter.com/GDxMLb5JNJ— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 7, 2018Today, the team announced that he will be out until mid-season. The Falcons do hope they can get him back, though.According to head coach Dan Quinn, Deion Jones will undergo a procedure on his foot after experiencing soreness after the game.From the Falcons‘ release:“Following the game last Thursday, Deion reported soreness in his foot, so we sent him for further tests,” said head coach Dan Quinn. “We got the results of those tests back today, and he unfortunately will require a procedure that will result in us having to place him on injured reserve. We are bummed for Deion, but we do expect to get him back at some point this season. He represents all that we are looking for in a Falcon player, and while he will not be on the field for us right now, he will continue to have a presence in our building.”Jones would be eligible to return for the Falcons’ Nov. 18 game against the Dallas Cowboys.This is the second significant injury to the team’s defense in the last few days. On Friday, it was reported that safety Keanu Neal, also a 2017 Pro Bowl player, tore his ACL.The Falcons placed Neal on the injured reserve on Monday. He is expected to be out for the season.Atlanta’s schedule isn’t very forgiving over the next few weeks either. The team hosts the 1-0 Carolina Panthers this week, and the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 23.[Atlanta Falcons]
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)At one point in the fourth quarter, Penn State seemed well on its way to victory over Ohio State, but an unfortunate collapse in the final minutes sealed its fate.Trace McSorley was having an amazing performance on the ground, finishing with 25 carries for 175 rushing yards. However, head coach James Franklin thought it would be wise to give Miles Sanders the ball on fourth down.With the game on the line, the Nittany Lions failed to convert, possibly ruining any chance at the College Football Playoff.Clearly, that drive will haunt Penn State for the foreseeable future, as fans are letting their voice be heard. While the tone of the flyer might appear humorous, students still sound quite upset with Franklin’s decision in the fourth quarter.Following their devastating defeat, students are still searching for McSorely, after not being used on fourth down. Here’s the flyer circulating around campus, via Audrey Snyder of The Athletic:Featured on some bulletin boards on Penn State’s campus on this Monday morning pic.twitter.com/QhhQU04D0v— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) October 1, 2018Unfortunately, Penn State’s schedule won’t get any easier as the season progresses. In two weeks, the Nittany Lions have a quick turnaround against Michigan State.Penn State currently has its bye week, as Franklin and his coaching staff try to correct their recent mistakes.Although there will be no game this weekend, students are using the time off to dwell on the team’s deflating loss.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is set to coach his final game at Ohio State in a couple of days, with the Buckeyes taking on Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.The three-time national title-winning head coach has said that he doesn’t plan on coaching again, but there are many who don’t believe that.Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t taken very long for Meyer to get mentioned for another major job.Of course, there are Notre Dame fans calling for the Fighting Irish to make a run at Meyer following their blowout loss to Clemson tonight.We have “hire Urban Meyer” threads popping up on Notre Dame’s fan sites.“The ‘hire Urban Meyer’ threads have arrived,” Rivals.com’s David McKinney tweeted.The “hire Urban Meyer” threads have arrived.— David McKinney (@BGI_DMcKinney) December 30, 2018Of course, that’s not happening (this season, anyway).Meyer did coach at Notre Dame at the beginning of his career, though, and has previously called it his “dream school.”ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has said that Notre Dame might be the only school that Meyer would consider coaching at after Ohio State, too. He doesn’t see that happening, however.“The outside world thinks he’s a Notre Dame guy. He is an Ohio State guy to the core. His legacy is everything to him. And so when he steps down at Ohio State, this is very different,” Herbstreit said.One thing is for certain: Meyer rumors are not going away.
RAEG pic.twitter.com/dHI0dGj1qI— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 7, 2019When your quarterback fumbles twice in the opening quarter against Army, you’re going to lose it a little bit.The fumbles haven’t been great, either.Michigan QB Shea Patterson is still struggling with ball security #ARMvsMICH pic.twitter.com/U5GeO9Ni5c— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) September 7, 2019Those are the kind of fumbles that just can’t happen.Michigan’s offense has a new leader in offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, though not much is going to happen if you can’t hold onto the ball.The Wolverines game is being televised on FOX. MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Michigan’s offense really struggled to get things going against Middle Tennessee in the Wolverines’ season opener last weekend. Things aren’t much different against Army this week. In fact, they might be worse.Jim Harbaugh’s offense has already lost two fumbles against the Black Knights this afternoon. Both were lost by quarterback Shea Patterson.Michigan and Army are currently tied, 7-7.Harbaugh isn’t a happy man on the sideline.
Wasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat KohliIndia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli lauded uncapped Shubman Gill after India beat New Zealand in the third one day international to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Brief Scores – India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*).advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 15:50 IST Shubman Gill has been in top form in domestic cricket (Photo Credit: @cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand in the third ODI to capture the seriesVirat Kohli praised the next gen of Indian cricket”Shubman is a very exciting talent,” Kohli said3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). Full ScorecardElated after India’s series-clinching victory over New Zealand on Monday, captain Virat Kohli praised the next of Indian cricket. Kohli has been rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series and the three T20 internationals in New Zealand. In Kohli absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead the side.India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI in Mount Maunganui to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. With the series in pocket now and Kohli rested, India can now freely experiment with their playing XI in the final two matches of the series.Shubman Gill epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers. Doors are now open for Shubman to make senior team debut and even Virat Kohli in the post match presentation ceremony lauded the 19-year-old batsman.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said.”So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow.”advertisementIndia vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: HighlightsSince his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup, Shubman Gill has been in the news with his consistency elsewhere. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders last year and went on to score 203 runs for them with a best of 57 not out.Shubman Gill has also proven himself in first-class cricket. He has 1089 runs from nine matches including a classy 268 against Tamil Nadu.He had replaced KL Rahul in the squad in the New Zealand. Rahul, along with Hardik Pandya, was suspended after the Koffee With Karan controversy but the suspension has now been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.Also Read | Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni’s record for most ODI sixes for IndiaAlso Read | Ambati Rayudu barred from bowling in international cricket by ICCAlso Read | India are teaching us a lesson: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson after series defeatAlso Read | Mohammed Shami your English bahut acha, Simon Doull tells India pacerFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Shubman Gill
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians to premiere on Netflix in March Netflix’s Cricket Fever is a docu-series that follows the Mumbai Indians on the road through the course of Indian Premier League 2018.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 16:03 IST Netlfix’s Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians premieres on March 1.Online streaming website Netflix has announced its first Indian sports documentary Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians , which will premiere on March 1.The docu-series, produced by Conde Nast Entertainment, will follow the Mumbai Indians on the road through the course of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season as they sought to defend their 2017 IPL crown, read a statement.The series documents the unseen action, both on and off the field, starting with the 2018 IPL auction, when the entire team was re-organised, and closes with the end of their IPL campaign. It charts the emotional arc of the team, including the intense pressure the team faces.Netflix shared the poster of the series and captioned it, “Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen? If you’ve experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March.”Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen?If you’ve experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019The series maps the emotional arc of the team, including the intense pressure the team faces, as they are representing the Maximum City and have expectations from millions of Mumbai citizens.It documents highly personal journeys of the young and talented team, led by captain Rohit Sharma, owners Nita and Akash Ambani as well as the brilliance of their coach – Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene.(With inputs from IANS)Also read | Netflix announces Selection Day Season 2. Sachin Tendulkar eager to know what happens nextAlso read | Netflix’s Sex Education renewed for Season 2advertisementGet 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 byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Cricket feverFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Netflix Next
India Today Web Desk JaipurApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 18:15 IST IPL 2019: Can Virat Kohli help RCB open the account vs RR on Tuesday? (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli will become the third captain after MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir to captain in 100 IPL matchesKohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to open their account in IPL 2019Kohli, who hasn’t begun IPL 2019 well with the bat, has a poor record against Rajasthan RoyalsVirat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a horror start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season, losing all of three matches so far. RCB’s campaign got off to the worst possible start as they were bowled out for just 70 on a rank-turner in Chennai and they have struggled to gain any momentum so far.RCB lost a tight contest against Mumbai Indians at home, showing signs of improvement but the optimism was short-lived as they were bowled out for 113 after conceding 231 to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third match on Sunday in Hyderabad.Virat Kohli and his men are in desperate need of a win as they face Rajasthan Royals, who are also winless after three matches, in Jaipur on Tuesday.RCB though will be hoping for a change in fortunes in Virat Kohli’s milestone match. Kohli will only become the third captain in IPL history after MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir to play as captain in 100 matches when he takes the field on Tuesday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.RCB will be boosted by the availability of Australian all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile who have joined the squad on the back of a successful ODI series campaign in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan.Kohli’s ordinary record against Rajasthan RoyalsHowever, Virat Kohli’s record against Rajasthan Royals over the years should be a cause for concern. His batting average against the Royals in 21.26 — the lowest against all teams in IPL.Kohli hasn’t started the season on a good note as he has been dismissed twice for single-digit scores in three matches.advertisementNonetheless, RCB should take heart from their record against Rajasthan Royals away from home. The Bengaluru-based franchise has beaten the former champions four times on the road. However, in 2018, on Royals’ return to the league, RCB were beaten by 30 runs after Karnataka spinners Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham ran through their batting order.Also Read | 4 wickets or 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals? Sam Curran is not sureAlso Read | Sam Curran, KXIP’s most expensive foreign player of IPL 2019, gives team new dimensionAlso 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 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Virat Kohli IPL 2019: Virat Kohli eyes first points for RCB in milestone matchVirat Kohli will be featuring in his 100th match as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain on Tuesday. Having faced three straight defeats in IPL 2019, the former finalists will be hoping to open their account in Jaipur when they take on Rajasthan Royals. advertisement