first_imgAC Milan ready to go for Man Utd striker Marcus Rashfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are ready to go for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.Corriere della Sera says Milan are eyeing Rashford as an alternative to Alexandre Pato.Milan need to find a new striker after Zlatan Ibrahimovic chose to commit to a new deal at LA Galaxy.Rashford could attract an approach from Milan regarding a loan deal.The England starlet is highly regarded by United but has started just nine Premier League games this season and scored only four goals. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists he can do much more this season.Hazard scored twice for victory at Watford this week.But he reckons he has still not hit the form which helped him win Footballer of the Year honours in 2015 when Chelsea won the league with him playing as a winger.“I will get more goals playing through the middle, for sure,” he said.“But I will score more goals also if I play as a winger, so…“I get more chances through the middle. But my position is winger. I feel better as a winger, but I did well [against Watford] as a striker, against Brighton I did well as a striker.“So the manager chooses where to put me on the pitch and then I try to do my best.”Hazard added: “To score 101 is a special achievement. Of course. I am not focused about scoring goals, but to reach this level is good, especially when you play for this amazing club.“We want to win, I want to score, I want to help my team to win games. I am just happy.“I was not thinking about reaching 100 at all before the game. The guys just told me at half-time and I was happy, so I just gave a smile.“And when you score 100, you just want to score more, so I will try to get more.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James excited playing for Lampard at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.Lampard’s appointment naturally delighted James and provided that extra motivation for him to get back fit and firing.”Frank is a club legend and someone I’ve always looked up to,” admitted the 19-year-old to chelsea.com. “If a manager believes in youth and believes in you then eventually you know the chance will come.”I’m only just getting back into the swing of things. My first step was to get back fit and now I’m here, I just need to keep improving gradually week-in, week-out. Getting injured is all part of the game and you just have to build yourself back up to get strong and fit.”It was a slow process because the injury took longer than expected but I just had to take it step by step. I’m just grateful now that I’m back fit and competing to play.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Super agent Mendes insists Juventus star Ronaldo will smash Pele recordby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes insists Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to peak.Now 34, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the 700th goal of his career and broke a new record. And now, Ronaldo has hopes to match Pele and his 767 official goals, a performance that Mendes says he can achieve.He said, “Cristiano has reached the remarkable mark of 700 goals, but I have no doubt that he will surpass Pelé as the top scorer in football history and will do it with Juventus. “After all, 68 goals for this extraordinary Cristiano Ronaldo is not a lot, is it? I am convinced that the best is yet to come.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Ben Godfrey grateful to Ferdinandby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City centre half Ben Godfrey is grateful to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand for his career advice.Godfrey has been quick to turn to Ferdinand whenever he needs some help or tips on defending.“In terms of being a centre back, there’s not been a better person to speak to for advice in however many years,” Godfrey, who is represented by Ferdinand’s New Era Global Sports company, told the Mirror.“Anything he says, goes really. He’s class and he helps me so much. He’s got a lot of time for me. He’s a top guy and it’s good to speak to him.“I will get my clips together after a game, send them to Rio and he’ll come back and say: ‘to be honest, I’d have done this or this…’ or tell me what I’ve done well.”I’m always trying to learn and improve and there’s no-one better to give me advice.” last_img read more

first_imgFormer Brazil international Ze Roberto believes Rodrygo Goes has got what it takes to emulate Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid.Rodrygo was presented as a Los Blancos player at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, a year after the club paid a reported €45 million to Santos for him.Vinicius joined the LaLiga giants at the start of the 2018-19 campaign, becoming a fixture in the first team after the turn of the year before he suffered an ankle injury in March that kept him out of action until the final three games of the season. 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? Ze Roberto – who had a brief spell with Madrid in 1997 – believes Rodrygo has already shown the attributes needed to be a success in Spain and has backed him to follow Vinicius’ lead.”Vinicius started his career very well in European football,” he told AS .”He has a lot of personality and I believe that, when he gains more experience, he will become a significant player in the continent. “Rodrygo has everything to follow these steps. He also started very well at Santos and he seems to have a good head, like Vinicius.”  @RodrygoGoes ‘ first Bernabéu GOAL! #WelcomeRodrygo | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/U6jQ0UQfgs — Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) June 18, 2019 When asked if the pair could become two of the world’s best players, Ze Roberto responded: “It is impossible to predict that today. It is better to wait.”Rodrygo arrives at the Santiago Bernabeu having played the first four games of Santos’ league campaign, scoring one goal.The Brazilian spoke of his pride at becoming a Real Madrid player at his unveiling on Tuesday , saying: “I think everyone who knows me since I was a child knows I’ve always been a Real Madrid fan.“I always told my dad I’d play for Real Madrid and when they came I didn’t have any doubts at all.”Speaking about his own personal stint with Los Blancos, Ze Roberto looked back with fondness despite the short nature of his time with the club.“I have a great affection for Real Madrid because it was the first European team that trusted my potential,” he said.“Unfortunately, things did not happen as we wanted and I wanted to play a lot to play in the 1998 World Cup, so my time there ended up being short.”last_img read more

first_imgBrazil’s Alisson is hoping his positive experiences of facing Lionel Messi will help him keep the Argentina star at bay in Tuesday’s Copa America semi-final.Alisson will go head-to-head with Messi once more when Copa America hosts Brazil take on old rivals Argentina at Estadio Mineirao.The goalkeeper has faced Messi’s Barcelona four times across the past two seasons, with both Roma and Liverpool. 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 On both occasions – in the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively – Alisson’s sides have ultimately come out on top over two legs.The first clash saw Roma miraculously erase a deficit in the second leg, with Kostas Manolas firing the Italian side into the semi-final of the 2017-18 Champions League.Liverpool did the same this season, with Divock Origi’s brace guiding Liverpool in their semi-final second leg to move onto the final, where they topped Tottenham.Messi did score past Alisson twice at Camp Nou on May 1, but Liverpool’s goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in the second leg as the Reds completed the miraculous comeback at Anfield.And Alisson believes if Brazil can replicate the performances of Roma and Liverpool, they will have a chance of stopping Messi in his tracks.26 – In this season’s Champions League, Lionel Messi scored six goals against English clubs to bring his total to 26 against sides from the nation; no player in #UCL history has scored more against teams from a single country. Antagonist. #UCLrecap pic.twitter.com/rBGyupvpGy — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 2 June 2019 “I have confidence in my team, in my work, in the conviction that we are going to make a great game, we have to be prepared for everything,” Alisson told a news conference.”Roma and Liverpool were both very different. Fortunately they were two happy stories for my side.”I was on two teams that played collectively. Our team has played like this, as a team, with a relationship. I have now lived two important experiences.”But in a game like this there is no room for error against Argentina, everyone has to give their best.”Alisson played a crucial role in Brazil reaching this stage, making a fine save from Gustavo Gomez’s penalty in the shoot-out win over Paraguay in the last eight.”I do not see myself as a hero,” Alisson said. “If I make saves, and the others do not convert their chances, it’s no good. “We all know that football has circumstances within the game, so we have to be prepared for everything.”last_img read more

first_imgAndres Guardado is starting for the Mexico national team in its semifinal against Haiti. The veteran captain was in doubt for this game, with manager Tata Martino saying the interior midfielder was dealing with a knock picked up in the second game of the tournament – an injury that nearly led Martino to rest him in the quarterfinal against Costa Rica. However, he started and will do so again. So too will Jonathan dos Santos, who came out of the quarterfinal complaining of a cramp but said after the match that he’d be fit for tonight’s contest despite only three days between the encounters. In between, Edson Alvarez once again plays as the holding midfielder.   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 There are two changes to the squad that topped the Ticos in a penalty shootout to move the final four. Veteran center back Hector Moreno makes his first start of the tournament after suffering an injury in a pre-competition friendly and getting his first minutes against Costa Rica in extra time Saturday. He takes the place of Nestor Araujo. Up top, Uriel Antuna is replaced with Roberto Alvarado.  That means the fullbacks, Jesus Gallardo on the left and Luis “Chaka” Rodrigez on the right, are the same as they have been the entire tournament. Center forward Raul Jimenez also starts for the fifth consecutive game. Rodolfo Pizarro will begin on the left wing and float inside to create chances as well. Haiti also is sticking with the core of its team as well, with the three-pronged attack of Duckens Nazon, Herve Bazile and Frantzdy Pierrot starting and Derrick Etienne likely to come off the bench. Jhony Placide starts and captains the team from the goalkeeper box once again, with Andrew Jean Baptiste, Alex Christian, Jems Geffrad and Carlens Arcus in a back four ahead of him. Wilde-donald Guerrier, the hero of Haiti’s 3-2 comeback victory over Canada, is in the midfield along with Steeven Saba and Bryan Alecus. Mexico XI HaitiMexico XI: Ochoa; Rodriguez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Dos Santos, Alvarez, Guardado; Alvarado, Jimenez, PizarroHaiti XI: Placide; Arcus, Jean Baptiste, Christian, Geffrad; Guerrier, Saba, Alceus; Bazile, Pierrot, Nazonlast_img read more

first_imgOver the course of the weekend, 32 of the best FIFA 19 players in the world will be present at the O2 Arena in London to take part in the FIFA eWorld Cup.It is a tournament that has run since it was first held in 2004 in Zurich, when Brazilian Thiago Carrico de Azevedo picked up the inaugural prize by defeating Matija Biljeskovic 2-1 in the final.While the prize money on offer may be a mere fraction of the $5 million scooped by Kyle Giersdorf in New York last week as he was crowned Fortnite World Cup winner, the FIFA champion will still claim a top prize of $250,000 and win a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? EA, the publisher of the popular football game, reported that they had 45 million unique console and PC users across the company’s fiscal year of 2019, meaning that competition to come out is fierce.Indeed, since FIFA 2019 was released in September 2018, the world’s best players have all been focussed on reaching this juncture, with competitions across the year awarding FIFA Global Series points. Those at the top of the leaderboard have been invited to play in the eWorld Cup for the chance to be crowned the best FIFA player in the world.What is the format of the FIFA eWorld Cup?Firstly, the players will play FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). The players are then split on the basis of which console they prefer to play on: Xbox One or PS4. There are 16 players on each system and from there, they will be split into equal groups of eight. This means that there are two pools of Xbox One players – A and B – and two pools of PS4 players – C and D.Just as in a traditional football tournament, the top four from each group will qualify to the knockout stages. In these elimination games, players will continue to face off against opponents on their favoured console until there is just one Xbox One player and one PS4 player remaining.The final showdown will take place in the form of a two-legged clash across both platforms on Sunday evening.Who are the favourites to win the FIFA eWorld Cup?Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary, who plays Xbox One, is the defending champion and is seeking to become the first player to win the eWorld Cup title in successive years. Hailing from Saudi Arabia, he has already scooped the national title and is considered by many to be the favourite to win the event again this year, which would give him a strong claim to being the greatest FIFA player ever.Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt is expected to provide the main competition on the Xbox One side of the draw. He comes into the competition having won more Global Series points and seven titles this season – more than any other player. Additionally, he won the ePremier League with Liverpool and has been backed to succeed this season after heartbreak in the knockout rounds last year.On the PS4 side of the draw, 19-year-old Argentine Nicolas ‘Nicolas99FC’ Villalba is the player to beat. He finished the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs on top of the PS4 ranking, while he also lifted the eClub World Cup. His nickname is ‘Iceman’ due to his apparent coolness at all times.The second seed on the PS4 is Corentin ‘Maestro’ Thuillier, who has become known for his Kylian Mbappe-style celebration. He was part of the team that won the first FIFA eNations Cup and helped Dijon to win e-Ligue 1.In total, the 32 players hail from 15 different nations and four different continents.Tekkz FIFA eClub World CupWhat is the prize money for the FIFA eWorld Cup?While the winner of the tournament will scoop $250,000, there are excellent rewards for all participants who finish in the top eight of the event. The total fund for the tournament is $500,000, meaning the winner will claim exactly half.Second place will take $100,000, while the players who finish third and fourth will each take $25,000.Those players knocked out at the semi-final stages of each console’s respective conference, therefore taking a place in the top eight, will earn $12,000.How to watch the FIFA eWorld CupThe FIFA eWorld Cup is easy to watch, with the tournament available for streaming in six different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.It can be streamed via FIFA.com, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch or Fifa.gg.Additionally, it can be watched on television in the UK on Sky Sports, while NBCU and Telemundo are broadcasting it in the USA.Play is expected to last from 10:00-20:30 BST on Friday, while Saturday’s action is scheduled to run from 11:00-19:30 BST. Sunday’s finals day is shorter, running from 14:00-19:00 BST, with the final slated to kick-off at 17:30 BST.last_img read more

first_imgIt was a tale of two first starts for Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen this weekend, but it was the goalkeeper who enjoyed the best of times in his Bundesliga debut.Pulisic did not suffer the worst of times, but still suffered through a disappointing day on the whole in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City for Chelsea after a strong performance in the UEFA Super Cup, which saw him assist on the Blues opener and narrowly miss a goal due to a close offside call.He did show glimpses on Sunday. In fact, he nearly got to the rebound of a shot by goalscorer Mason Mount to open his Blues account, but Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel just kept it out of Pulisic’s path. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Pulisic was later involved in the build-up to an excellent chance for N’Golo Kante which again was just narrowly kept out.Unfortunately, like his Chelsea team-mates, Pulisic faded after the first 25 minutes and struggled to make an impact the remainder of his time on the field. He departed after 71 minutes with the score 1-1. That’s how it finished, leaving Frank Lampard and the Blues disappointed with the result.It was a far better first Bundesliga start for Steffen at Fortuna Dusseldorf, as he was in goal for a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen. The former Columbus Crew keeper made nine saves in the victory, including a pair of stops on fellow USMNT Josh Sargent, who entered the match in the 82nd minute.Steffen wasn’t the only American to enjoy the victory for Dusseldorf, as midfielder Alfredo Morales went the distance, and shook off a collision in stoppage time to see out the win.A healthy John Brooks also tasted victory in his club’s Bundesliga opener, helping Wolfsburg to a 2-1 victory over Koln.Zack Steffen Fortuna DusseldorfWeston McKennie was also in action on Saturday, starting and going 85 minutes under former USMNT player David Wagner at Schalke, but the match against Borussia Monchengladbach finished a scoreless draw. Fabian Johnson came in for Gladbach for the final 27 minutes.RB Leipzig enjoyed an easy 4-0 victory over Union Berlin, but Tyler Adams remains sidelined with a lingering groin injury.Meanwhile, in the Bundesliga second flight, Julian Green continued his strong start to the season. He netted the winner for Greuther Furth against Jahn Regensburg – his second goal in three league games this season.Ligue 1’s second matchday did not see Timothy Weah get his second start for Lille, though he did come in as a late substitute as his side fell 1-0 to Amiens. Elsewhere, USMNT-eligible Jordan Siebatcheu made his second straight appearance off the bench for Rennes, though didn’t play much a role in their surprise 2-1 victory over reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain.Eighteen-year-old USYNT Sergino Dest grabbed his first-ever Eredivisie start with Ajax, going the distance in a 4-1 win over VVV Venlo. And former USYNT defender Desevio Payne checked in for FC Emmen for an extended appearance in a 2-0 win over Heerenveen, as left-back Lorenzo Burnett was forced off due to injury after 43 minutes.It was also a weekend to forget for Tyler Boyd. While he started Besiktas’ first match of the Super Lig campaign, it was a heavy 3-0 defeat to Sivasspor. Boyd went 90 minutes and earned himself a yellow in the loss.Matt Miazga and Reading found their first three points of the Championship season, shutting down Cardiff 3-0, with the centre-back going 90. Things were less joyous for Antonee Robinson, as he and Wigan suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Leeds. The left-back played the entire match in the loss.Geoff Cameron was also a loser on Saturday with QPR falling 2-0 to Bristol City, with the veteran playing 90 in the loss. Tim Ream went 90 and earned a victory with Fulham over struggling Huddersfield Town, while Eric Lichaj came off at half in Hull City’s 1-1 draw with Brentford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgoklahoma quarterback kyler murray warms upMORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 23: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 23, 2018 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Paul Finebaum is known as the “Voice of the SEC,” and although he certainly does have respect for the conference, it’ll be hard for even him to defend this latest claim made on his show.Over the weekend, Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy in a season where he led the Oklahoma Sooners to another College Football Playoff berth. However, it appears certain fans aren’t sold on the dual-threat quarterback.In arguably the most absurd take you’ll hear all day, one caller – an Alabama fan, surely – said that Murray would be the “fourth-string quarterback at Alabama.””Kyler Murray would be the fourth string quarterback at Alabama.”– A caller on @Finebaum, just now.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) December 10, 2018Seriously, how does one even come to this conclusion?If the Crimson Tide hypothetically went with Tua Tagovailoa over Murray it’d be hard to argue with that decision. Yet, it’d be absurd to place Jalen Hurts or Mac Jones ahead of the Sooners’ quarterback.As for the debate between both superstar gunslingers, it turns out that Murray was better than Tagovailoa in every key statistic expect turnovers.Well, this argument will be settled on Dec. 29, when Alabama faces Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.last_img read more

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts had one of the best moments of the 2018 college football season at the SEC Championship Game.Alabama’s former starting quarterback was thrust back onto the field in a big moment when Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury.Hurts, a two-year starter for the Crimson Tide, led Nick Saban’s team to a comeback win over Georgia.The dual-threat quarterback revealed today who reached out to him following that awesome performance:Snoop Dogg.“Jalen Hurts was asked if any celebs reached out/congratulated him after the SEC title game. He says Snoop Dogg was the coolest,” Matt Fortuna tweeted.Jalen Hurts was asked if any celebs reached out/congratulated him after the SEC title game. He says Snoop Dogg was the coolest. pic.twitter.com/kGnZCLGVMW— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) December 27, 2018Hurts is expected by most to transfer out of Alabama following the season, but the Crimson Tide’s quarterback downplayed that possibility today.Alabama is set to play Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img read more

first_imgclemson football cheerleadersCLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)A former top cornerback recruit has reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal.According to multiple reports, former four-star corner recruit Kyler McMichael is taking steps to transfer from the Clemson Tigers football program.McMichael saw just over 100 snaps during the 2018 season, but eventually lost his job to Derion Kendrick.According to a report from Rivals, McMichael did not appear at voluntary workouts this week. He spent most of spring ball recovering from a hamstring injury.Clemson DB Kyler McMichael has entered the NCAA transfer portal.— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) July 19, 2019McMichael was the No. 8 cornerback recruit from the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He was the No. 8 player from the state of Georgia and the No. 56 player overall.Other than Clemson, Auburn was hot on the trail for the top recruit before he signed with Dabo Swinney and company. The Tigers likely hope they’ll be in contention once again if McMichael makes the decision to leave South Carolina.The former top recruit also held offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State – among others. McMichael was expected to compete with Mario Goodrich and LeAnthony Williams for playing time this season.After winning the national title over Alabama, Clemson sits among the favorites to win back-to-back titles in 2019.Stay tuned for the latest college football news.last_img read more

first_img BREAKING: 2021 North Shore WR Shadrach Banks (@ShadrachBanks) has committed to Texas A&M. https://t.co/M69fnTnYgo— TexAgs (@TexAgs) August 1, 2019Landing Banks is quite a coup for the Aggies, who managed to get him over the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, and LSU among others.Banks is now the second player to commit to Texas A&M’s Class of 2021. The team now ranks No. 23 in the nation and No. 7 in the SEC by 247Sports. Four-star quarterback Eli Stowers was the first to commit in early-July.The Aggies are heading into their second year under Jimbo Fisher, but were a distant second in the SEC West behind Alabama. Reducing the ground between them and the Crimson Tide will be contingent on matching their recruiting acumen. Fans at Texas A&M for a game vs. Arkansas.COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of fans cheering during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Four-star wide receiver Shadrach Banks has been busy this summer, taking a bunch of visits to top college football programs. After visiting with multiple schools, Banks has decided to make his decision.According to TexAgs, Banks has given his verbal commitment to Texas A&M. Banks has visited the Texas A&M campus no less than four times in the past year alone.247Sports ranks Banks as the No. 60 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 5 athlete in the nation, and the No. 10 prospect from the state of Texas.This past year at North Shore High School he had 60 receptions for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns.last_img read more

first_imgA closeup of two alternate Florida Gators football helmets.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 07: Florida Gators helmets sit on the field after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Late Tuesday night, a new report found a fifth member of the Florida Gators football program was accused of violence against women during Dan Mullen’s tenure as the team’s head coach.Defensive back John Huggins hasn’t been with the Gators this preseason.According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Huggins became the fifth member of the Gators football program to have been accused of violence against women – four of which have been released from the program.Here’s more from the Times: In October, a 19-year-old student accused Huggins of choking her during a tutoring session, according to a police report obtained this week by the Tampa Bay Times and other news outlets.Huggins allegedly chocked the victim after she took his phone to make sure he would stay for the session. The woman claimed Huggins pulled her hair in an earlier tutoring session.She did not pursue a criminal case and no charges were filed for the battery complaint.Head coach Dan Mullen commented on the previous incident. He says it has nothing to do with why Huggins hasn’t been in camp for the team.“That’s all been handled,” Mullen said. He went on to say he has “great clarity” on Huggins’ status, but failed to give that information to reporters.last_img read more

first_img If the team is just awful and you know you’re going to win and it’s an in-state school – you just can’t lose that one in-state.I remember when we played Cincinnati a few years ago and someone threw the number at me – it’s been so many years since we lost to an in-state school. And then you look at a team that’s 11-2, just beat UCLA, beat them soundly. That score was not even indicative of how well Cincinnati played that day. It’s real. They’ve got an excellent coach, they’ve got an excellent staff and a returning quarterback that won 11 games a year ago. So this is real real.Ohio State wins by a couple touchdowns and I can visualize the press conference – ‘what’s wrong, what happened?’ If you happen to lose that game, then that’s going to a tough one to deal with.I think Cincinnati will hang in there. I think they’re going to play as hard as they possibly can. I don’t see how they can finish it off because it’s just depth – when you’re talking about Ohio State you’re talking about two-deep. With most positions – two-deep.The quarterback position, the tailback position, although tailback has gotten a little stronger. You’re two-deep across the board. On a top day in September, that’s hard for a team like Cincinnati. Just doesn’t have the depth.”Check out the video below:Urban Meyer talking about Saturday. #BearcatsNation #BeatOSU pic.twitter.com/ZIjGLZtRms— Bearcats Nation (@GoBearcatsUC) September 6, 2019Ohio State and Cincinnati will do battle at Noon ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC. A closeup of Urban Meyer following Ohio State's Rose Bowl win.PASADENA, 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)Ohio State takes on in-state rival Cincinnati on Saturday in a game that will likely be more contested than many Buckeyes fans predict. Thursday, former head coach Urban Meyer joined the Big Ten Network to chat about the matchup.Meyer, who stepped down as head coach this past December, said that new coach Ryan Day is almost facing a “nightmare” having to play Cincinnati this Saturday. Why? He believes that even if the Buckeyes win by a few touchdowns, fans will wonder why it wasn’t more.Meyer also made a prediction regarding the result – with an explanation. He was asked what intrigues him about the game:“What doesn’t intrigue you. I don’t want to say it’s a nightmare for the coach at Ohio State – for Coach Day – but I’ve been there. Especially when the team is good.last_img read more

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 19:30 IST Tata Altroz EVHIGHLIGHTSSeveral reports have claimed that Tata Altroz EV will be priced over Rs 10 lakh.It will get a permanent magnet AC motor with single speed gearbox.The targeted range is 250-300 kms for the electric vehicle.For Tata Motors, the 89th Geneva International Motor Show has been nothing short of spectacular. On March 5, the company premiered five products — Altroz, Altroz EV, Buzzard, Buzzard Sport and H2X Concept. Talking about the hatchbacks, while Altroz will be commercially launched in mid-2019, Altroz EV is expected to be introduced in less than two years.Tata Altroz EV has been engineered on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the new platform allows the manufacturing of multiple body styles with a choice of powertrains, including gasoline, diesel or full electric.Several reports have claimed that Tata Altroz EV will be priced over Rs 10 lakh. However, these are only claims. Everything will be clear only when the company comes out with an official announcement. As of now, Tata Motors has revealed the technical specifications of Altroz EV. Below are the important details. Tata Altroz EVTechnical SpecificationsMotor and gearboxPermanent magnet AC motor with single speed gearboxCharging time60 minutesTargeted range250-300 kmsLength (mm)3,988Width (mm)1,754Height (mm)1,505Wheelbase (mm)2,501Tata Motors is claiming that Altroz EV will have an energy efficient powertrain unit along with a high energy density battery pack offering a superior range. It will get a sporty silhoutte, athletic stance and aerodynamic lines. There will be signature humanity line accentuated by dual ultra slim LED headlamps and digitally inspired lower grille.The side profile of Tata Altroz EV will feature a unique arrowhead forming at the intersection of the A pillar with the front door flowing into the one of a kind comet tail like swoosh element along the window line.advertisementThe interiors of Tata Altroz EV have been laid out like a modern aero command center with a seamless cockpit-like theme connected from end-to-end. There will be use of large coloured displays, enhanced haptics and premium material.ALSO READ | Foundation stone for Rs 90,000 crore Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway laidALSO READ | Triumph Tiger 800 XCA launched in India at a starting price of Rs 15.16 lakhALSO READ | Yamaha launches Fascino Darknight edition in India, price starts at Rs 56,793Get 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New car launchFollow Upcoming car launchFollow New EVFollow Upcoming EV launchFollow New EV premier Tata Altroz EV: Launch, price, motor, range and other important details you need to knowTata Altroz EV has been engineered on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the new platform allows the manufacturing of multiple body styles with a choice of powertrains, including gasoline, diesel or full electric.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 15:29 IST Sunil Chhetri is eager to start working with new coach Igor Stimac (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIgor Stimac was appointed as the head coach of the Indian national football teamSunil Chhetri said Stimac should be demanding from his players and they will deliverChhetri added that he is looking forward to winning more games than losing in the futureA new season ahead and a new coach in charge, Sunil Chhetri is an excited man these days. The undisputed leader of Indian football, who will be joining the national camp in Delhi under newly-appointed coach Igor Stimac on Monday, is looking forward to win more games for India outside the country than on home turf.”I think the next long-term goal should be to qualify for the Asian Cup again,” Chhetri told IANS when asked about what the target of the team should be going into the new season. “That is not going to be easy because lots of things depend on the group you get, the qualifiers, the conditions… you can be unlucky also on several fronts. But that should be our target.”And if you ask the short-term target, then because the boys are ready, we should try to win as many games as possible. We should win more games than we lose. Another target I have is to see we do well when we travel. Generally, we do well at home. Now having given a chance to play the King’s Cup and play friendly games outside the country, we should try to rectify that and win more away games,” he said.Having achieved the target of qualifying for the Asian Cup last time, Chhetri is now confident about India dishing out a better performance in the coming season.”Lots of young players in the team are now matured individuals that gives us hopes. Like Jeje (Lalpekhlua), Sandesh (Jhingan), Udanta (Singh), Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu), Pritam (Kotal), Thapa were youngsters four years back. Now they are all improved and experienced individuals as footballers.advertisement”Some of them are still young in age but they know how to play international football. (Anirudh) Thapa, Subhasis (Bose) are not too old but have enough experience. Most of them have cemented their places in the national team. We are a much better team than we were before. With right guidance from the coach, we can surely do than what we did previously in the last five years,” Chhetri said.Jeje, however, is not part of the national camp as he is currently nursing an injury.Asked what should be his expectations from the new coach, Igor Stimac, Chhetri said: “The major thing I want from the coach is to push ourselves. Of course you will want your coach to be tactically sound and knowledgeable and a good man manager.”But the most important thing I want as a player and a captain is that the coach should be demanding. Once you know the coach had a vision and he is good, all the players rally behind him. This coach has a great pedigree. As a player he was amazing. As a coach also he has done decently well. So we all are looking forward to working with him,” he said.”You feel younger when you have a new coach in the camp. It is always challenging to see you have to go and prove again. He will not know who Sunil Chhetri is. For him, everyone is same. That’s a nice thing,” said the scorer of 67 international goals with a laugh.Also Read | Will give our 100 per cent: Sunil Chhetri on Igor Stimac’s appointmentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sunil ChhetriFollow Indian football teamFollow new coachFollow Igor Stimac Igor Stimac should be demanding: Sunil ChhetriSunil Chhetri said the newly appointed head coach of the Indian national football team Igor Stimac, should be demanding from his players.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgI cannot believe it: Jack Leach on 92 vs Ireland at Lord’sEngland vs Ireland one-off Test: Jack Leach, who batted at No. 11 on opening day for his side, added 92 runs on Day 2 to help England gain a 181-run lead at Stumps.advertisement Asian News International LondonJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 14:59 IST Jack leach smashed 92 runs on Day 2 of the one-off Test between England and Ireland. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJack Leach came as opener for England on Day 2 and smashed 92 runsEngland were all out for mere 85 runs on Day 1 of the 4-day Test against IrelandAt Stumps on Day 2, England were 303 for 9 to gain a 181-run leadAfter playing a 92-run knock against Ireland in the one-off Test match, Jack Leach, who came in as night-watchman for England, said he cannot believe that he went on to play such long innings.”I can’t believe it really. I just went out to try to soak up some balls, and make it easier for the guys coming in. It probably went a little bit further than I thought it would,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Leach as saying.Leach came in to bat at number eleven in the first innings, but in the second innings, the player came in to bat as a night watchman and he opened the innings for England.The player got two reprieves during his innings, but he was able to keep the Ireland bowlers at bay.Before this innings, Leach had 66 as his highest first-class score. However, the player was able to stitch together a partnership of 145 runs with Jason Roy and he looked set to become the first Englishman to score a century as a night watchman.However, Leach missed out on a century as he was sent back to the pavilion on 92 by Tim Murtagh.”It was good fun to be out there. It was great to bat with Roy. He gave me a lot of confidence and allowed me to just play the way I wanted to play. We had a nice partnership so that was pleasing. I think we’ve got a good chance in this game – that’s what we wanted from this day,” Leach said.advertisementThis innings by Leach was lauded by former England skipper Michael Vaughan and he said finally the team has found the replacement for Sir Alastair Cook.”Finally we have found a replacement for Alastair Cook …. #Leach,” Vaughan tweeted.Finally we have found a replacement for Alastair Cook …. #LeachMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 25, 2019England ended Day 2 at 303/9, gaining a lead of 181 runs against Ireland in the one-off Test Match at Lord’s Cricket Ground.Bad light had forced an early end to Day 2 with Stuart Broad and Olly Stone holding the fort for England. Earlier on Day 1, both England and Ireland were bundled out as a total of 20 wickets tumbled.England, after opting to bat were dismissed for just 85 in first innings, whereas Ireland were bowled out for 207, gaining a 122-run lead over the hosts.Also Read | England vs Ireland, Day 2: Ireland believe after bowlers force England collapseAlso Read | Meet the 100-year-old fan who came to Lord’s to cheer IrelandAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow England vs IrelandFollow Jack Leachlast_img read more

first_img What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep center_img 1. Kavu gear is perfect for any activity 2. Base Camp – Military 3. Big Eddy – Gray 4. Coastal – Caribbean 5. Coastal – Ugly Spring is finally starting to set in, which means it’s time to put away the heavy pants and coats and find yourself some new outdoor gear. Kavu is a Seattle-based company that places comfort and durability at the forefront without forgetting that you want to look good too.Here are some of our favorite items from the brand:The Charlestown button-up takes the classic two-pocket design and prepares it for battle with the elements. The shirt is 100% cotton so it’s breathable, and has thick threads so you don’t have to worry about it getting too beaten up when you’re pushing through the forest. It’s available in an attractive selection of colors, faded enough that you won’t feel too fancy on a raft, but bright enough for grabbing a beer afterward.If it’s a bit warmer where you live, you should also check out the Coastal, a short-sleeved button-up built with the same high quality cotton and thick threading you’ll need while climbing a mountain or racing down it. Whether you button up or let it flow, you’ll be comfortable and stylish without your clothes weighing you down.Kavu’s Big Eddy shorts are perfect for doing pretty much everything. You can get them in a myriad of colors, and they don’t skimp on functionality. Built from 100% Vagabond Nylon, these shorts stay light when wet, and dry fast so they won’t hold you up from moving to the next activity. The shorts have a built-in herringbone webbing belt to keep them up, and half-moon pockets to store whatever you don’t want to dig through your pack for.If you need something a little more sturdy and don’t plan on getting as wet, the Base Camp pant is exactly what you’re looking for. They’re constructed from durable and warm Moleskin cotton, so they’re great for sitting around the campfire after a long day of hiking. These pants have pockets everywhere, both with and without zippers, so you won’t lose anything important when you have to run. The colors aren’t exciting, but they don’t need to be; classic khaki, olive, and navy options are all appropriate for the office or the pub, but won’t show the dirt and wear of nature after a long weekend out in the woods.You can check out the full line of outdoor gear on the Kavu website. The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business last_img read more