10 months agoMan City winger Mahrez deserves respect from Leicester supporters – Puel

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City winger Mahrez deserves respect from Leicester supporters – Puelby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Claude Puel insists Riyad Mahrez deserves a warm reception on his return to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.Mahrez joined City from Leicester in the summer and will return to face the Foxes in the EFL Cup quarterfinal.”Riyad deserves respect because he gave his best for the club. The club and his team-mates gave a lot for him too,” Puel said of Mahrez.”I hope he can come back and remain on the bench and can keep a good feeling with all the people.”He changed the game and he was incredible. He was an important part of the success with the title.”We cannot forget all he gave for the club and to his team-mates. I hope he can have a good welcome.” last_img read more

a month agoAC Milan coach Giampaolo positive after Torino defeat

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Giampaolo positive after Torino defeatby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo insists there’s positives from defeat to Torino.Giampaolo is already feeling the pressure after a 2-1 defeat to Torino on Thursday, their third loss in the opening five rounds.“The only thing we did wrong against Torino was not killing off the game when we had the chance, but the performance showed we are on the right track,” he said in his Press conference.“I enjoyed most of the game, as we played good football and the team felt confident. At times, we didn’t get some details right and failed to filter out the dangerous through balls.“My objective is always to play football, to control the game, the tempo and the ball with superior possession to the opponents. I saw that for most of the match at Torino and the attitude seemed to show belief too. Unfortunately, details make the difference.“Every game is tough and mentality is crucial, so we must respect each opponent and give it our all, not hold back or think we’ve done enough.” last_img read more

18 days agoMan Utd scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United had scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele on Sunday night.They dispatched staff to take in Lyon’s game against Saint-Etienne and saw the former Celtic man left out of the starting line-up by under pressure manager Sylvinho, who has frequently rotated his forward line this season, says the Daily Mail.Dembele did come on in the second-half and managed to hit Lyon’s only shot on target of the game.There’s a risk for Lyon that United would have the encouragement to push for a cut-price offer in January if they move for Dembele with him dipping in and out of the side.This despite the 23-year-old being just one goal behind Ligue 1’s current top scorer Victor Osimhen. last_img read more

15 days agoVarane says Real Madrid players behind coach Zidane

first_imgVarane says Real Madrid players behind coach Zidaneby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane says the players are behind coach Zinedine Zidane.While they’ve managed to revive their form in the LaLiga, Real continue to stumble in the Champions League.However, Varane is adamant the squad still believes in Zidane’s methods.”Zidane? He is a great coach and we all trust him,” declared the Frenchman.Varane’s comments are made just as former Real coach Jose Mourinho is being linked with Zidane’s job this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook Interned For Dan Patrick Today

first_imgxavier matt stainbrook dan patrick showMonday, Xavier center Matt Stainbrook, one of the breakout stars of the NCAA Tournament, scored a pretty cool gig when Dan Patrick asked him to be his intern for the day. Here’s video of his entrance, which didn’t go very well. Stainbrook was called for a 3-second violation by Patrick for standing under the basket for too long. Luckily, he made up for it by later removing his hoodie to reveal that he’d worn his full Musketeers uniform to work.Stainbrook averaged 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest this past season. He may not be a future NBA star, but it looks like he’s got a bright future ahead for himself regardless.last_img

4-Star Cornerback AJ Terrell Announces Commitment To Clemson

first_imgAJ Terrell commits to Clemson.Four-star cornerback recruit AJ Terrell is headed to Clemson. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound player announced the news on Twitter Friday afternoon, thanking his parents, coaches and trainers for helping him through the process.AJ Terrell, who hails from Atlanta, Georgia, dropped a long note with his tweet. He’s the seventh-ranked player in the state of Georgia. He had offers from 22 schools – including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.I am happy to say that I have OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ??? #ALLIN #WE2DEEP17 pic.twitter.com/JwtLAMvDsK— ATC_8️⃣AJ (@terrellaj56) August 19, 2016Terrell is Clemson’s 13th commitment for the 2017 class. According to 247 Sports, the Tigers have the eighth-best class in the country.last_img read more

James told which display piqued Man Utd interest

first_imgDaniel James is seemingly closing in on a £15 million ($19m) move to Manchester United, with one outing for Swansea in which he caused “carnage” considered to have piqued the Red Devils’ interest.A switch to Old Trafford for the 21-year-old winger has been in the pipeline for some time.His exploits across the 2018-19 campaign have enhanced his reputation considerably and attracted plenty of praise and admiring glances from afar. 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? James is now in the process of finalising a transfer to Premier League heavyweights, with Goal confirming that a medical is being completed.If he does end up becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first addition of the summer, then Wales international team-mate Joe Allen believes he knows which performance earned the move.The Stoke midfielder was on the receiving end of said display, with James tearing the Potters to pieces on April 9 as he scored one and contributed to two players seeing red in a 3-1 win for Swansea.“That was the day that probably sealed the potential Man United move. He was electric,” said Allen.”He scored, got two men sent off and caused carnage all game. It was one of the best individual performances I have ever seen as a fellow player.“He looks ready to make the next step, if I am honest. He has the potential to be a top player and I think he is ready for it.“When we went down to nine men, Ashley Williams got the short straw to go out to right-back to deal with him. I think Dan took it easy on him — and Ash was giving him about a 30-yard cushion.”Daniel James Wales 2019James came close to leaving Swansea during the last transfer window back in January.Leeds believed that they had a deal in place, but a proposed agreement fell through and the Whites were left empty-handed.That situation has now worked in the youngster’s favour, with a step up the ladder to a different United now set to be made.Allen added: “Leeds wouldn’t have been a bad move, of course not, but it has almost been a blessing it didn’t happen.“In the second half of the season I think there is plenty of clubs above that level who have come to the fore and that is the sort of bracket he is in now.“Second half of the season, he has been on fire.”Across 38 appearances for Swansea in the 2018-19 campaign, James recorded five goals and 10 assists, while also making his senior debut for Wales and finding the target in a meeting with Slovakia.last_img read more

Mentality of a champion! Unflappable USWNT on top of the world

first_imgAn opponent that was tougher than expected. Multiple head injuries. Key players at less than full strength. In a World Cup final, these are all factors that could lead to a team’s downfall. For the unflappable U.S. women’s national team, they were mere speed bumps on the way to a second straight World Cup title.  Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle both started Sunday’s game against the Netherlands and didn’t look at full strength due to hamstring injuries.  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 It was only fitting then, that Rapinoe and Lavelle scored the goals in a 2-0 win that solidified the USWNT’s status as the dominant force in the women’s game. It wasn’t easy though. For the first time all tournament, the U.S. did not score before 13 minutes of a game. In fact, they did not even score before the half, though they cranked up the pressure just before the halftime whistle and would’ve gone ahead were it not for some great saves from Sari van Veenendaal.  For the most part though, the Dutch game plan worked. Sarina Wiegman had her side sit back and allow the U.S. to have possession in non-dangerous areas and look to break quickly when they won the ball back.  The Netherlands also looked to get stuck in, leaving a little something extra in a few challenges to let the U.S. know they wouldn’t be intimidated. Alex Morgan Stefanie Van der Gragt USWNT USA Women's World Cup 2019There would be more adversity to overcome as Kelley O’Hara, who has been solid at right back for the U.S. the entire tournament had to be withdrawn at halftime due to a head injury suffered late in the first half.  Then Becky Sauerbrunn suffered a nasty wound during a clash of heads with a Dutch player, and was forced to play the rest of the game with a bandage on her head. Rapinoe and Lavelle meanwhile, looked well short of the high standards they have set at times during this tournament.  Injured or no, that pair made the difference in an eight-minute stretch of the second half. After Alex Morgan was fouled in the box, Rapinoe stepped up to the spot with supreme confidence and buried her seventh goal of the tournament to give her side the lead.  Lavelle then showed her abilities when she took off on a run right down the middle of the Dutch defense and after wrong-footing her defender, drove a low arrowed shot into the bottom corner to effectively end the game as a contest. Rose Lavelle USWNT Women's World Cup 2019The USWNT has taken the best punch from three of Europe’s best – France, England and the Netherlands – and continued standing tall. There is no more worthy champion and there is no more fitting way to win another World Cup than how the U.S. did it on Sunday. There’s nothing that can shake this group of confident, headstrong players. And because of that, they are world champions yet again.last_img read more

Cocu tight-lipped on Rooney rumours

first_imgDerby County manager Phillip Cocu has remained tight-lipped over rumours that Wayne Rooney could be about to sign for the Championship outfit.The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Rams and sources have told Goal that should Rooney sign for the club it would be in a player-coach role.Key to the former Manchester United striker’s decision could be the opportunity to return to England as he could commute to Derby from his home in Cheshire, while also being offered the chance to further his coaching career. 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? Speaking after Derby’s opening-day 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town, Cocu refused to be drawn on the matter.“At the moment I cannot say anything,” the 48-year-old told Sky Sports.”Like I said before, the team we are working on completing, the team we said is not complete yet, it’s true we are working on getting the team done. I cannot say anything about names before things are done.”We have a lot of players we think could be an asset for the team, you try to get the best you can with resources you have at the club. A few more days and hopefully I can tell you something more,” he added.The news on Monday that Rooney is considering returning to England and leaving DC United was greeted with general shock given his form for the MLS club since signing for them in 2018.Under his guidance, DC reached the MLS postseason last year and are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference.So far in the 2019 season, Rooney has registered an impressive 13 goals from 25 appearances in all competitions and believes he could still cut in the Premier League.Should he make the move to Derby, England’s all-time leading scorer would be following in the steps of Frank Lampard by making his first move into coaching at Pride Park, with the latter, of course, departing the Rams this summer to take over at Chelsea.In his place, Cocu has signed Graeme Shinnie and Krystian Bielik on permanent deals, while bolstering his ranks with Kieran Dowell and Matthew Clarke on loan.They also began the 2019-20 season in a positive manner and a spirited first-half showing from Tom Lawrence ensured they left Yorkshire with three points from a 2-1 win on Monday night.last_img read more

ESPN’s Week 6 Heisman Trophy Voting

first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)With one month of the college football season down, it looks like we’re going to have a QB battle for the Heisman Trophy.Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier have been outstanding so far. Dwayne Haskins’ comeback at Penn State has kept the Buckeyes’ signal caller in the Heisman convo, with the Nittany Lions’ Trace McSorley also enjoying a strong campaign.This morning, ESPN released its updated “Heisman Watch” for Week 6. It indicates how the 10 experts on ESPN’s panel are voting for the Heisman at this point in the season.Five of the top six candidates and seven of the 10 total are quarterbacks.The full Heisman voting from ESPN looks like this.Tua TagovailoaQBAlabamaSoph.7102043Kyler MurrayQBOklahomaJr.1630038Will GrierQBWest VirginiaSr.1260132Dwayne HaskinsQBOhio StateSoph.0114116Ed OliverDTHoustonJr.100005Trace McSorleyQBPenn StateSr.000135Benny Snell Jr.RBKentuckyJr.000135Laviska Shenault Jr.WRColoradoSoph.000011McKenzie MiltonQBUCFJr.000202Justin HerbertQBOregonJr.000011We’ll see how Murray looks in the Red River Showdown this weekend against Texas, and we’ll see if the rest of the QBs can keep their pace going.As of now, it looks like 2018 will be the third-straight year (and eighth in the last nine) that a QB wins college football’s top award.last_img read more