10 months ago’Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilson

first_img‘Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz has talked up Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson amid interest from Chelsea.The Brazilian will have the task of marking Wilson when the Cherries take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Blues assistant Gianfranco Zola yesterday confirmed the club’s interest in the 26-year-old. And Luiz certainly rates his abilities.”I think he is amazing, a great player,” said Luiz. “He is doing really well. He is a top number nine with power and great movement. “He is scoring a lot of goals, he did well in his first game for England. If he continues in this way, he is a player to play in the best teams in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeat

first_imgWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says they must learn from defeat to Liverpool.Coady, facing his former club, believes that the clinical manner of the two goals underlines the quality of the Premier League.He said, “They’re top drawer, with their movement and the way that they drag people out of position, so fair play to them, but from our point of view we have to look at the goals and improve, and make sure we’re focusing for the full game.”The first goal is a great finish but we could have stopped that happening by stopping the quick free-kick being taken. However, we’ve switched off there and we’ve switched off when the cross comes in for the second one.”You can’t afford to do that against any team in this league, but they’re at the top of the league and they’re really going to punish you.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leave

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he wants to keep the job.Victory at Newcastle United meant Solskjaer continued his 100 per cent start as interim manager and he challenged his players to continue that form with tougher tests ahead.He also became the first United manager to win opening four games since Sir Matt Busby 73 years ago.”I don’t want to (leave) – of course I won’t,” Solskjaer said. “It’s such a great bunch of players, fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game.”I’m doing my job as long as I’m here. If you win four you can win another four with this club.”That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we know. That used to be the challenge from the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson).” last_img read more

Missouri Man Arrested For Posting Threats On Yik Yak Towards Mizzou Students

first_imgyik yak app logo.Twitter/@EMichiganEagles The issues at Missouri continue to escalate, following the resignation of system president Tim Wolfe after a string of racially-charged incidents across the Columbia campus spurred large-scale protests by students. Things took a frightening turn on Tuesday night, when a local man posted terroristic threats towards black Mizzou students on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Warning: some of the posts contain explicit language.University of Missouri police arrest suspect for posting online threats https://t.co/Beq5jfNSIK pic.twitter.com/8baXsfJXTu— Mary Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) November 11, 2015Update on Missouri University: Anonymous posts death threat towards black students on Yik Yak!#ConcernedStudent1950 pic.twitter.com/cIZGhhfFib— Ray Warren Symposium (@rwsymplc) November 11, 2015screenshotted this before it got removed #Mizzou pic.twitter.com/tK2MjCRvM9— Lara Haft (@badpriestess) November 11, 2015Early this morning, a local 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making the threatening posts, though it has not yet been confirmed that he was the poster. According to reports, he is not a Mizzou student, and was not near campus when the messages were posted.19-year-old Hunter M. Park for making terrorist threats towards the Mizzou campus on social media. pic.twitter.com/wx5YcjqhmW— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) November 11, 2015Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015The school sent out this email to students this morning.#Mizzou sent this email to students this morning. pic.twitter.com/PvbiK4YwJp— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) November 11, 2015We hope these issues pass, and Missouri proves to be a safe, inclusive place for all students soon enough. Please stay safe, everyone.last_img read more

ESPN Names College Football’s 5 Most “Entertaining” Teams

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The college football season is nearly here. In just two days, Week 1 of the college football season kicks off with 12 Thursday night games on the docket.As another season approaches, ESPN college football Mark Schlabach took a look at the “most-entertaining” teams in the nation. It’s an interesting list to say the least.The list is broken down into four scoring categories – which range from a team in the national spotlight, to how impressive its offense is. You can see the breakdown here.Here are the five most-entertaining teams entering 2018:ClemsonMichiganAlabamaFlorida StateTexas A&MThe full list of 10 teams can be seen here.Clemson, Alabama, and Michigan to a point, are in the College Football Playoff discussion. Meanwhile, Texas A&M sports a new head coach and Florida State starts Deondre Francois at quarterback once again.The 2018 season will be full of interesting plotlines.Stay tuned.[ESPN]last_img read more

Michigan DL Michael Dwumfour Carted Off Field After Lower Leg Injury

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan just finally took the lead against Maryland on Saturday afternoon, but Wolverines fans now have something else to worry about. Defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour suffered what appeared to be a serious injury near the end of the second quarter.Dwumfour, attempting to make a play, appeared to injure his right lower leg. Some have speculated that it looks like an Achilles injury – others think it might be his knee.Either way, he was unable to put weight on his leg and was walking with a noticeable limp. Michigan’s entire team eventually came out onto the field in support of their teammate.Dwumfour was able to avoid getting on the stretcher, but he still needed to be carted off the field.Stretcher came out for Michigan DL Michael Dwumfour but he didn’t need it to get onto cart that will take him off the field and it looks like he hurt his right knee. His teammates came on the field to show support with many giving him a tap and some words.— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) October 6, 2018The team comes out as Dwumfour is carted off pic.twitter.com/4mzWqiPfQC— Aria Gerson (@aria_gerson) October 6, 2018Dwumfour looked pretty sullen as the cart went up the tunnel. Radio says it looked like a non contact injury— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) October 6, 2018Michigan, with just one minute until halftime, holds a 10-7 lead. Despite the scoreline, they’ve dominated the Terrapins.We’ll keep you updated on Dwumfour’s status – but it’s a sure bet he won’t be playing the rest of the day.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Responds To Criticism Of Clemson’s 2019 Schedule

first_imgA closeup of Dabo Swinney.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)On Wednesday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney went to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to receive the MacArthur Trophy for the Tigers’ national title win over Alabama.While there, Swinney was asked by a local South Carolina reporter about Clemson’s schedule.The reporter asked Swinney about the comparative schedules between Clemson and rival South Carolina. The Gamecocks feature the most-difficult schedule in college football this season, per ESPN.In asking his question, the reporter brought up the “lack of competition in the ACC.”Swinney laughed at the question before giving his response:“Boy that’s a loaded question isn’t it? I couldn’t disagree more on how you phrased the question. There’s no lack of competition in our league. There’s a reason we’ve won two out of the last three national championships and it’s not because we don’t play anybody.We’ve played everybody. We’ve played Alabama three times in national championships. We’ve played Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M…Our league had 11 bowl teams this year…our league is incredibly competitive and deep.”You can see his full response here.Clearly Swinney doesn’t think the Tigers need to schedule any differently heading into future seasons.Clemson opens the 2019 season against Georgia Tech.last_img read more

NCAA Expected To Pass New Guidelines Restricting Transfer Waiver Approval

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p The NCAA Division I council is expected to approve a package of new guidelines that could make it more difficult for college football and basketball players who transfer to receive immediate eligibility via waivers, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY Sports.The NCAA instituted a new policy in 2018-19 allowing waivers to be granted on a case-by-case basis.Former Georgia transfer Justin Fields received immediate eligibility at Ohio State. Not long after, Tate Martell received immediate eligibility for Miami after transferring from Ohio State.However, the process did not work for former Georgia tight end Luke Ford, who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his ailing grandfather – a move the NCAA receive hefty criticism for.Perhaps the organization wants to avoid backlash on a case-by-case basis by instituting its new rules. However, most of the reaction to today’s new isn’t great for the NCAA.Stay tuned for an official announcement. A referee's outfit for an NCAA Tournament game.LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 19: An NCAA patch is seen on a referee’s shirt during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Hampton Pirates at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA appeared to be on the right track when it comes to allowing athletes in major sports to transfer and gain eligibility immediately for their new program.Until now.According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, the NCAA will meet in Indianapolis on Wednesday to discuss proposed new guidelines, which include an update to directions for decisions on whether waiver requests should be granted.Here’s more from the report:last_img read more

2021 4-Star DE Landyn Watson Announces Commitment

first_img This for you Granny…🙏🏽 COMMITTED… #LandOfWatson #KnowYourself 414➡️512➡️225 pic.twitter.com/N0IiWji8WX— Landyn Watson 💭 (@landynwatson) July 29, 2019The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Watson is the No. 11 weak-side defensive end in the 2021 class and the 33rd-ranked junior in the state of Texas, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The 176th-rated prospect in the 2021 cycle, Watson is the first commitment for LSU for 2021.Currently, the Tigers are near the top of the 2020 class rankings. LSU players warming up before playing Auburn.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: The LSU Tigers warm up before a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of the top defensive ends in the 2021 class made an early commitment tonight. Landyn Watson is LSU-bound.The Hutto (Tex.) four-star product announced his commitment to the Tigers this evening, choosing LSU over Baylor, Colorado, Texas A&M, Houston and others.Watson made it official with a post on Twitter.“I’ve dreamt of playing football at the next level since I was 6,” he wrote. “I’ve put in countless hours of hard work and dedication to be in this position today. With that being said I am proud to announce that I am committed to Louisiana State University.”last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Interviewed Ryan Day Ahead Of Ohio State’s Opener

first_imgOhio State coach Ryan Day on the sideline during a football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day looks on during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The Ryan Day era is just about to begin at Ohio State, as the former offensive coordinator is now taking over as the head coach. He’ll have large shoes to fill due to the departure of Urban Meyer.Meyer’s decision to retire might not be as crucial of a blow as many expected because of Day. Throughout the 2018 season, the Buckeyes did an excellent job of grooming him for this position.On Saturday, the 40-year-old coach will have his first chance to show he’s a worthy successor to Meyer.Before Ohio State gets ready to face Florida Atlantic, Meyer conducted an interview with Day for FOX Sports. The full interview won’t be aired until this weekend, but a preview of it was just released. The main question that Meyer asked Day was how he feels when he walks into Ohio Stadium.“First off, my heart starts pumping,” Day told Meyer. “You think back on all the great players and great coaches that have been here before. The great games that have been played here at the Horseshoe just make you realize it’s such a responsibility when you step in here.”You can watch the preview of this interview here:”First off, my heart starts pumping.”Catch the full interview with Urban Meyer and Ryan Day on what it means to be the head coach at @OhioStateFB during Big Noon Kickoff Saturday at 11am ET on FOX. pic.twitter.com/wt2hHfCbQF— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 27, 2019Ohio State will try to make the College Football Playoff after missing out the past two years.Day is going to deal with a ton of pressure, but he seems ready for the challenge. As for his team, we’ll find out if they’re also prepared for this season when Week 1 begins later this week.last_img read more