10 months agoMan Utd loanee Tuanzebe faces ten weeks on sidelines

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd loanee Tuanzebe faces ten weeks on sidelinesby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe faces eight to ten weeks on the sidelines after undergoing an operation on his foot.The defender, on loan at Aston Villa, has been out since injuring a metatarsal in training before the defeat to Leeds United on December 21.”Axel has had the operation,” said Villa boss Dean Smith. “So he will be out for the next eight to ten weeks, I would have thought.”Tuanzebe has excelled at Villa Park this season, having made 19 starts in the Championship. last_img read more

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a month ago​Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces Neymar ban

first_imgTagsLigue 1About the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces Neymar banby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis St-Germain forward Neymar’s three-game European ban for insulting match officials has been cut to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The 27-year-old was charged by Uefa after PSG’s Champions League exit at home to Manchester United on 6 March.Neymar called the award of a decisive 94th-minute United penalty in the last-16 second leg-tie “a disgrace”.PSG took the case to Cas after Uefa rejected their appeal against the ban. last_img read more

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Oklahoma Football: Quarterback Trevor Knight Describes Running Back Samaje Perine’s “Unreal” Weight Room Workout

first_imgoklahoma running back samaje perinneNORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Samaje Perine may have broken the NCAA record for rushing yards in a game as a freshman last year, when he put up an absurd 427 against Kansas, but somehow, he seems to be flying under the radar a bit nationally. Perine is a physical monster, as evidenced by this unbelievable photo that Oklahoma put out earlier this off-season:This is an unaltered photo of @samajp32‘s biceps. #94days pic.twitter.com/OTqxGCRc5z— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) June 3, 2015It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that Perine gets after it in the weight room, but apparently his workouts are even more intense than one would guess. Trevor Knight told the Tulsa World about one arm workout that had the entire program talking:“He was out for a practice or two with a busted up ankle. He wasn’t practicing so they take him into the weight room to do an arm workout. He comes back out and someone was telling us that was unreal. Samaje did 10 sets of 10 with 225 … I can’t do one set of 10 at 225.“On the last set, he started pumping it out and, instead of looking at the bar and struggling, he just stared into the strength coach’s eyes and pumped out the last set. He’s just physically gifted.”We need video of the next time Perine does something crazy in the weight room. This is what Periscope was made for, Oklahoma.[Tulsa World]last_img read more

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Photo: Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship Trophy Leaves Off Michigan’s Name

first_imgOhio State 2014 National Championship leaves off Michigan.OSU Michigan TrophyOhio State debuted a new trophy display earlier this month at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Included in it is the Buckeyes’ 2014 National Championship Trophy.On that trophy is a listing of all 15 games from the program’s 2014 title run. What is not on that trophy is the name “Michigan.” That’s right. For OSU’s victory last Nov. 29, the opponent is listed as “TUN” which stands for “Team Up North.” That’s the pejorative moniker Ohio State uses to refer to its biggest rival. Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship trophy leaves Michigan’s name off the opponent list: Buckeye Breakfast http://t.co/gNN5wRgqly— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) September 17, 2015College football rivalries are just the best.[ Cleveland.com ]last_img read more

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The Most Prepared Coach, According To Other Coaches, Is Alabama’s Nick Saban

first_imgNick Saban considered the most prepared opposing coach in college football.nick saban most prepared opposing coachEach week, ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy releases a different kind of coaches poll – and it never has to do with ranking teams based on their play on the field. Last week, McMurphy’s poll dealt with the “most knowledgeable” fan bases in the country. This week? He asked college football coaches who the “most prepared” opposing coach is in the country. Alabama’s Nick Saban won.Urban Meyer, Bill Snyder, Ken Niumatalolo and Frank Beamer rounded out the top five.My weekly @espn coaches poll: most prepared opposing coach. Top 5: Saban, Meyer, Snyder, Niumatalolo & Beamer pic.twitter.com/fPRJIkvdUF— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 21, 2015It isn’t that surprising to see Saban and Meyer at the top of the list – most fans believe that they’re the two best coaches in the game, too. Still, it’s cool to see that the other coaches in the game recognize it.last_img read more

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Vietnam vs Iran: TV, stream & preview

first_imgPark Hang-seo’s Vietnam side will clash with Iran, the highest-ranked team in Asia on Saturday in the Asian Cup in what is sure to be a thrilling Group D encounter.Iran – fresh off a World Cup campaign that only saw them narrowly miss out on a spot in the knockout rounds in a group that consisted of Portugal, Morocco and Spain – are the team to beat this year at the Asian Cup, and currently sit top of the group following their 5-0 annihilation of Yemen in their opening fixture of the tournament.Vietnam, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back following a narrow 3-2 win against Iraq that has left them second from bottom, and will seek for a response when they face the group leaders. 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? Game Vietnam vs Iran Date Saturday, January 12 Time 11am GMT / 6am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will not be televised or livestreamed. US TV channel Online stream N/A N/A In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be televised or livestreamed. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Vietnam players Goalkeepers Tien Dung, Tuan Manh, Van Lam Defenders Duy Manh, Ngoc Hai, Tien Dung, Van Hau, Hong Duy, Tan Tai, Thanh Chung Midfielders Xuan Truong, Huy Hung, Trong Hoang, Minh Vuong, Durc Huy, Hung Dung, Quang Hai Forwards Van Toan, Cong Phuong, Van Dai, Duc Chinh, Van Duc, Tien Linh Coach Park Hang-seo has no fresh injury concerns to worry about ahead of the clash against Iran, though Nguyen Cong Phuong should slot into the first-team easily after scoring the only goal for Vietnam in the 3-2 loss to Iraq.Potential Vietnam XI: Tuan Manh; Ngoc Hai, Tien Dung, Van Hau, Hong Duy; Trong Hoang, Xuan Truong, Huy Hung, Quang Hai; Cong Phuong, Van Toan. Position Iran players Goalkeepers Beiranvand, Abedzadeh, Niazmand Defenders Ghafouri, Hajsafi, Mohammadi, Pouraliganji, Kanaanizadegan, Montazeri, Hosseini, Rezaeian Midfielders  Cheshmi, Nourollahi, Shojaei, Ebrahimi, Amiri, Ghoddos, Torabi, Jahanbakhsh, Dejagah  Forwards Ansarifard, Taremi, Azmoun Mehdi Taremi netted a brace in the opening 5-0 win against Yemen and should be expected to retain his place in the XI.Potential Iran XI: Beiranvand; Hajsafi, Montazeri, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji; Shojaei, Dejagah, Amiri; Ansarifard, Taremi, Azmoun.Betting & Match Odds Iran are priced at odds of winning 2/9 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 5/1. A win for Vietnam is priced at 12/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Vietnam Asian Cup 2019Iran are favourites to win this year’s Asian Cup along with South Korea, and will do well to build on the momentum that saw them nearly qualify for a spot in the World Cup round of 16 in Russia in 2018.This year’s team are coached by fabled Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz, and have one of the most talented sides in their history since the “golden generation” that knocked Australia out of qualifying for the 1998 World Cup held in France.They have not, however, won the Asian Cup or made the final of the tournament for 43 years, though they could change history this year.Amiens forward Saman Ghoddos capped off the scoring in the 5-0 rout as Iran gave a performance that cemented their status as frontrunners in the competition, though he was sure to dismiss any early dreaming for any possible glory for the current generation of the Iran side.The team won the Asian Cup three times during the 1960s and 1970s, though the midfielder has insisted that his side not get carried away with the first result.”That’s not a thought in our minds right now, because it’s a long tournament and it’s tough games,” Ghoddos told reporters.”We’re just looking forward to the next game, and right now that’s Vietnam. That’s important for us, to just think about the next game and not think too many steps in front.”To be honest I haven’t watched the other games, just to keep focused on my own game, so I don’t know the level yet.”The coach and his team have analysed them and we have watched some videos. It’s a good team, all respect to them. However, we are going to play our game and we are not thinking so much about the other team.”Vietnam coach Park has acknowledged Iran’s strong side but made sure to cast aside worry and doubt that may have lingered from their opening tournament defeat to Iraq.”We will be playing the strongest team in Asia tomorrow. They are technically, tactically and physically better than us but having said that, we will play to our strengths to get the desired result,” said Park.”It will be very hard for us as Iran are a highly experienced side but my players have got strong mental strength and I believe we can overcome Iran.”last_img read more

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Neymar in tears after suffering foot injury

first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Neymar was in tears as he limped from the field with a foot injury during the second half of his side’s 2-0 Coupe de France victory against Strasbourg.The Brazil star injured his right foot when Strasbourg midfielder Moataz Zemzemi attempted to tackle him three times before referee Johan Hamel awarded a free-kick.Neymar was angered by the rough treatment meted out by Zemzemi and got a form of revenge when he flicked the ball over the Strasbourg man’s head before firing wide from the resultant set-piece. 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? However, Neymar left the pitch shortly after to receive treatment and, though he came back on, appeared emotional as he made his way down the tunnel with Moussa Diaby replacing him in the 62nd minute.Edinson Cavani’s early strike had given PSG the lead in the last 32 match, and despite Neymar’s absence, the French giants wrapped up the contest through Angel Di Maria in the 80th minute.Speaking to Eurosport after the match, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel expressed his concern for the world’s most expensive footballer, saying: “No, I did not talk to Neymar because he’s in the hospital. Yes, I’m worried.”It’s always complicated. It’s the same foot and the same metatarsal [as the injury suffered in early 2018].”The club themselves released a statement shortly after, which reads: “Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.”The treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days.”All options can be envisaged at this time.”Neymar’s injury further adds to PSG’s injury concerns ahead of their upcoming Champions League tie with Manchester United.Marco Verratti suffered what Tuchel called a “very, very serious” injury during Saturday’s win over Guingamp, and with the first leg at Old Trafford only three weeks away on February 12, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be praying for good news on both players.Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19Rumours have been swirling around Neymar’s future recently with the attacker linked with a return to Barcelona as stories continue to persist about his unhappiness in the French capital.However the Catalan club rejected reports they were contacted by the 26-year-old’s father and agent Neymar Santos Sr.Neymar moved from Barca to PSG in the summer of 2017 in a world-record €222 million deal. Barca’s great rivals Real Madrid have also been said to be keen on a shock move to bring Selecao attacker back to La Liga.Neymar was also forced to defend himself from criticism aired by Brazilian legend Pele over the ‘things he does besides playing football’.PSG are currently 13 points clear of Lille on top of the Ligue 1 table – and have two matches in hand against their closest rival.They are next in action against Rennes on Sunday as they look to maintain their unbeaten league campaign thus far.last_img read more

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Drenthe: I regret telling Moyes to f*** off

first_imgFormer Everton winger Royston Drenthe has admitted that he regrets the hostile manner of his departure from the club following his falling out with then-manager David Moyes.The Dutchman, who spent a loan spell at Goodison Park during the 2011-12 season from Real Madrid, made 27 appearances for the clubs in his lone campaign with the Toffees.His stint in Merseyside came on the back of a controversial spell with La Liga outfit Hercules the year before that turned bitter following late wages and a decision to strike that irked then-Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho. 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? Drenthe was initially a hit with Everton, scoring or assisting seven goals in his first 10 games in the Premier League but the 2007-08 La Liga title winner endured a combative relationship with Moyes that ultimately boiled over towards the end of the season.The pair’s estrangement came to a crescendo after the player’s constant unpunctuality saw him miss a key team meeting ahead of the club’s FA Cup semi-final clash with city rivals Liverpool.Looking back on the incident that effectively spelled the end of his career in the top flight of English football, Drenthe states that he wishes he had resolved the matter in a less confrontational fashion.“I was waiting outside the room,” the 31-year-old told FourFourTwo Magazine, “whereas I probably should have just walked in quietly and taken a seat.“When I went in afterwards, Moyes told me to f*** off. I should have accepted it, but I said, ‘What do you mean, f*** off, bro? You f*** off.’ And then I left for Holland and didn’t come back. If I’d adapted more to Moyes I think I’d have reaped the benefits, as initially I did play a lot under him.“Together with my first months at Hercules, I had the best spell of my career at Everton.”Drenthe later spent two seasons contracted to Reading in the Championship, though he spent part of the latter campaign on loan with Sheffield Wednesday.He announced his retirement from football in 2016 after being unable to find a club but made a return with second tier Dutch outfit Sparta Rotterdam last year after penning a one-year deal.last_img read more

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The End Of The Clemson vs. Auburn Game Was Mind-Boggling

first_imgAuburn's QB throwing a shuffle plass.Clemson survived Auburn on the road Saturday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. Dabo Swinney’s decision making during the game’s final minute is being questioned by Tigers fans.Clemson, holding onto a slim 19-13 lead, faced a 4th-and-4 from Auburn’s 17-yard-line. Instead of electing to try a 34-yard field goal to take a two-score lead, Swinney instead had the Tigers try for a first down. Wayne Gallman was stopped for two yards, and Auburn had the ball back with a chance to win the game.The Tigers then drove down the field, and eventually had two shots at the end zone. Here’s how it all ended:#2 Clemson knocks down the Auburn Hail Mary to win it. Soooo close to a miracle on the Plains. pic.twitter.com/yfKeePje1F— Brandon Saho (@BrandonSaho) September 4, 2016Swinney was asked about the decision after the game. He said he wanted to put the game in the hands of his defense.What kind of explanation is that Dabo? #Clemson pic.twitter.com/8E30mR1wAq— Palmer Morris (@PalmTree27) September 4, 2016Of course, if Clemson had converted the fourth down call, the game would have been over. But it was an interesting risk.It may have worked, but it certainly could have backfired, too.last_img read more

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Colin Cowherd’s CFB Playoff Top 4 Is Pretty Unique

first_imgColin Cowherd speaking on his radio show.YouTubeAs crunch time hits in the College Football Playoff race, you will see loads of predictions/opinions as to what the four-team field should look like.We’re going to guess very few, if any, will look like this foursome from FS1’s Colin Cowherd.Cowherd tweeted his field out late last night, and it features Alabama, USC, Ohio State and Michigan. Three-loss USC is No. 2.1.Bama 2.USC 3.OSU 4.Mich.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 27, 2016Now, the Trojans are playing as well as anybody in the country. But their path to the playoff seems blocked. Still, Cowherd usually bases his rankings on the eye test and out of respect to traditional powers, so it isn’t that shocking he has a bracket like this.Alabama and Ohio State seem locked into the CFB Playoff. Who will join them? Clemson? Washington? Penn State? Wisconsin? We’ll find out soon enough.last_img read more

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McKennie-Alvarez headlines top USA-Mexico matchups

first_imgThe 2019 Gold Cup final will be the ultimate test for two teams in the early stages of new eras, with several young players ready to make their mark on Concacaf’s biggest rivalry. Christian Pulisic and Guillermo Ochoa are some of the bigger names who will look to grab the headlines, but the it will be others involved in the game’s best match-ups who could ultimately determine the winner of the latest installment of the USA-Mexico grudge match. There are some match-ups that each team will look to exploit, with Mexico’s Rodolfo Pizarro looking to go after young U.S. defender Reggie Cannon, and Uriel Antuna looking to use his speed against Tim Ream. Conversely, Christian Pulisic will look to invade the space in front of the Mexico defense while Jordan Morris tries to force Jesus Gallardo to defend.  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 What are the actual top individual match-ups to watch in Sunday’s Gold Cup final? Here are five to watch: Gregg Berhalter vs. Tata MartinoTata Martino MexicoNo, you won’t see either coach suiting up, but these two have plenty of history and will look to tap into that history to try and get an edge on each other.Martino’s Atlanta United sides won most of the meetings against Berhalter’s Crew, but Berhalter scored bragging rights by defeating Martino’s side in the only knockout match they played. The Crew won that match-up by attacking early and often, and it’s a safe bet Berhalter will not have the Americans sit back and defend to start the match.Martino is also familiar with Berhalter’s style, and he has the wingers to make things difficult for the U.S. defense. The big question is how will Martino adjust his setup, and lineup, to try and deal with Pulisic?Weston McKennie vs. Edson AlvarezWeston McKennie USA 06222019Mexico tends to get by with having Alvarez operate as the lone defensive midfielder, but how will he and El Tri adjust to having to deal with both Pulisic and McKennie operating as dual 10s?  Mexico may have no choice but to start Jonathan dos Santos and have him play a deeper role, but even if El Tri does that, Mexico must still contend with McKennie’s surging runs into the final third, and his ever-improving passing. If Alvarez doesn’t keep close tabs on McKennie the Schalke midfielder could have a big day. Aaron Long vs. Raul JimenezRaul Jimenez Mexico Haiti Gold Cup 2019The Mexico attack has stagnated in its past two matches, and we’ve seen Jimenez starved for service. El Tri should find chances against a U.S. side that isn’t going to sit back and bunker, but Jimenez will also have to deal with Long, who is in the midst of an outstanding tournament. If Long can handle marking Jimenez by himself, that will free up Matt Miazga (or Walker Zimmerman) to help with Rodolfo Pizarro on the wing, but if Jimenez has success shaking free from Long’s air-tight one-on-one defending, it will be a long night for the Americans. Michael Bradley vs. Andres GuardadoMichael Bradley USMNT 06302019Leave it to the two midfield veterans to be involved in one of the game’s most important battles. Guardado will look to make Bradley work defensively, while also not allowing Bradley to dictate tempo by pulling the strings when the Americans have the ball. Martino is sure to take advantage of the fact Bradley often finds himself alone in front of the defense, so look for Guardado to have some help flooding the area in front of the U.S. defense. That will either expose Bradley’s defensive liability, or force the Americans to provide more help from McKennie dropping deeper, which would then cut into McKennie’s ability to attack.Jozy Altidore vs. Hector MorenoHector Moreno Mexico World Cup 2018These two veterans know each other well, so there’s no secrets here. Altidore’s hold-up play makes him such a threat at the top of the U.S. attack, which will mean that Carlos Salcedo will have to help Moreno by keeping tabs on the inevitable runs U.S. attackers will make off Altidore. Something else Moreno and Salcedo have to deal with is Pulisic, who has shown a good understanding with Altidore, and has the passing eye to spring the big forward if Mexico’s defenders fall asleep. Moreno is a veteran though, and has the strength to stay with Altidore on set pieces.last_img read more

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Neymar appears in Barca shirt alongside cryptic message

first_imgNeymar has added fuel to rumours of a Barcelona return by posting a video containing an image of himself in the club’s shirt – alongside a cryptic message from the Old Testament. Just two years after leaving Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer, the Brazilian is angling for another transfer. Catalunya appears to be his favoured destination, as a battle rages between himself, Barca and PSG over his future.  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? And while there is little sign of a resolution on the horizon, Neymar made his latest move on Saturday with a bizarre video uploaded on Instagram. The clip shows Neymar in black and white and unmistakeably wearing a Barcelona shirt. And it is accompanied by a passage from the Bible’s Book of Isaiah which seems to hit out at the star’s critics. The full text of Isaiah 54:17, printed in full in Portuguese in the video, reads as follows: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgmentYou shall condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.”Neymar keeping everyone guessing on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/yOtOuPIQb6— Get French Football News (@GFFN) 13 de julio de 2019While Neymar stops short of clarifying at whom the biblical broadside was aimed, it would appear to be related to his current transfer impasse which is becoming more bitter by the day. At the start of July, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu risked PSG’s wrath by confirming reports Neymar wanted out of Parc des Princes, while admitting the Ligue 1 champions did not want to sell. PSG hit back by sanctioning their star for missing the start of pre-season training last Monday, while the player’s father insisted his delayed return had been agreed in advance as he took in Brazil’s victory in the Copa America.PSG sporting director Leonardo has since said Neymar was free to leave, provided the club’s valuation for the Brazil star was met, but insisted the Ligue 1 champions had not received a real offer from Barcelona. And on Saturday Kia Joorabchian, the agent of Philippe Coutinho, added a further dimension to the saga by claiming that his client was unwittingly being used as a makeweight in Neymar’s possible repatriation. Neymar himself has preferred to let those around him do the talking, keeping a guarded silence – biblical hints excluded.last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Will Love What Cardale Jones Just Tweeted

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)It was a rough first half for Ohio State against Penn State tonight, as the Buckeyes were solidly outplayed for 30 minutes at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.Ohio State is bouncing back in the second half, though.Urban Meyer’s team has looked much stronger in the third quarter.It’s now Ohio State 14, Penn State 13.The Buckeyes just had a tough field goal miss, but things are still looking promising.Former star Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones seems to agree.This is the Buckeyes we know!— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) September 30, 2018Can Ohio State hold on?The game is on ABC.last_img read more

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Notre Dame’s 2019 Bowl Projection Has Been Revealed

first_imgNotre Dame coach Brian Kelly yelling at a referee.STANFORD, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly argues a call with side judge Glenn Crowther during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)After a 12-0 regular season record and a trip to the College Football Playoff, expectations at Notre Dame are surely for Brian Kelly’s squad to finish the job. Unfortunately, the latest projected bowl games don’t appear to see that happening in 2019.Following the release of the 2019-20 bowl schedule on Thursday, Sporting News came out with their projection for every bowl matchup. Fighting Irish fans will certainly be disappointed to know that their school was not projected to make it into the College Football Playoff.Instead, Sporting News is projecting that the Fighting Irish will take on AAC giants UCF in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on December 28.Notre Dame appeared in the Cotton Bowl last year as part of the College Football Playoff, but the historic game will not be a venue for the tournament this year.At the 2018 Cotton Bowl, Notre Dame was beaten soundly by eventual national champions Clemson, 30-3. Notre Dame has never played against UCF, nor are they scheduled to over the next ten years.The Fighting Irish certainly have a tougher road to the College Football Playoff than most teams, as their lack of a potential conference championship game essentially forces them to run the table in order to be considered against one-loss teams that won their conference titles.Of the school’s 11 national championships, seven of them came when the team had a perfect record without ties.Their presence in the Cotton Bowl seems to suggest that analysts think the Fighting Irish are due for at least one or two losses in 2019.last_img read more

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Australian Open: Serena Williams makes light work of Dayana Yastremska to enter quarters

first_img Associated Press MelbourneJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 11:27 IST Serena Williams has advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Dayana Yastremska (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena’s 6-2 6-1 win over Yastremska was her 84th match at Melbourne ParkSerena will next play either her sister Venus or top-seeded Simona Halep in the quarterfinalsMeanwhile, Kei Nishikori reached the men’s singles last-4 thanks to a straight sets win against Joao SousaSeven-time champion Serena Williams has advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Dayana Yastremska.The 16th-seeded Williams has now won 20 consecutive sets at Melbourne Park, having not dropped a set in her 2017 title run and winning three rounds here this year in straight sets. She did not play here in 2018 following the birth of her daughter.Yamstremska received treatment during a medical timeout after she turned her right ankle while stretching to return a shot in the fifth game of the second set.Williams won her 84th match at Melbourne Park, which is more than any other woman in Australian Open history. She has lost just 10 matches in 18 appearances at the tournament.Williams, attempting to win a record 24th Grand Slam singles title, will next play either her sister Venus or top-seeded Simona Halep, who play later Saturday..@serenawilliams: “She [@Venuseswilliams] still intimidates me.”You heard it here first #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/7AXE6GPJTS#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019NISHIKORI BATTLES PAST SOUSAKei Nishikori got through the third round in straight sets against Joao Sousa, getting a bit of relief after his first two matches at Melbourne Park went to five sets.The eighth-seeded Nishikori had a 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2 win on Margaret Court Arena right after Naomi Osaka’s three-set comeback win over Hsieh Su-wei.Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open finalist, fended off 59 aces from 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic in the second round before winning the fifth-set tiebreaker 10-7.Sousa had also advanced through two five-setters and needed a medical time out in the third set.advertisementThe last time Nishikori won consecutive matches in five sets at a major was at the U.S. Open in 2014, when he beat Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka in five on the way to his semifinal win over Novak Djokovic.It was Nishikori’s third straight game on Margaret Court Arena, and he said he enjoyed the vibe – particularly after playing after fellow Japanese player Osaka, the U.S. Open champion.”Forehand has been working very well. Second and third sets I was playing really aggressive, and everything was working well,” he said.He has reached the fourth round in Australia for the seventh time and is on a roll after winning the season-opening tournament in Brisbane.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Australian OpenFollow Serena WilliamsFollow Dayana Yastremska Australian Open: Serena Williams makes light work of Dayana Yastremska to enter quartersSerena Williams has now won 20 consecutive sets at Melbourne Park, having not dropped a set in her 2017 title run and winning three rounds here this year in straight sets.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Tata to launch Harrier on January 23, here are 5 dealmakers about the new SUV

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 13:06 IST HIGHLIGHTSHarrier will be powered by Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged engine churning out 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm.Safety standards in Harrier are quite high with the company providing six airbags – driver, co-driver, seat side and airbags.Harrier comes with a Floating Island 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.With Tata Motors all set to launch Harrier on January 23, the wait for the much talked about SUV is almost over. The company is banking heavily on Harrier to help make a name for itself in the segment dominated by Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass.In recent times, Tata has tasted much success with its passenger vehicles like Tiago, Tigor and Nexon. Although Harrier will compete in an entirely different segment, the company will try to emulate the success here also.Tata had turned many heads at the Auto Expo 2018 with H5X concept. From the moment H5X was showcased, the SUV lovers had followed every announcement made by the company regarding it. When Tata finally revealed Harrier – the production version of H5X – there was a buzz that the new SUV will take the segment by storm and give its competitors a good run for money.The bookings for Harrier commenced on October 15, 2018. The SUV is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform and will be the first product to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language from Tata Motors. But before you finally make-up your mind on whether to go for it or not, I give you five cardinal details about Harrier that will help you in taking an informed decision.– Harrier will be powered by a very efficient Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged engine churning out 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. However, the SUV does not provide two important features — an automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive.advertisement– Safety standards in Harrier are quite high with the company providing six airbags – driver, co-driver, seat side and airbags. The SUV also gets advanced ESP (electronic safety program) with 14 additional functionalities, including ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), corner stability control, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold control, hill descent control and roll over mitigation.– Harrier gets Xenon HID projector headlamps, dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators merged with front grille, 3D LED tail lamps with sporty piano black finish, shark fin antenna and 17-inch alloy wheels. The combination of all these features makes the SUV look dynamic and expressive.– One would find ample room inside Harrier’s spacious cabin, which gets a touch of luxury through decent use of leather and satin chrome pack. The dashboard comes in oak wood finish. The SUV gets premium leather seat upholstery along with leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. The boot provides 425 litres of space.– Coming to the entertainment bit, Harrier comes with a Floating Island 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with high resolution display, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV also gets four speakers, four tweeters, one subwoofer with amplifier and guess what, all are provided by none other than JBL.ALSO READ | Nissan India launches Kicks at Rs 9.55 lakh, price lower than Hyundai CretaALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki to launch 3rd-generation new WagonR on Jan 23, to compete with Santro, Tiago and KwidALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift likely to be launched on January 27, price to be revealed around same timeGet 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 Tata LaunchFollow tata SUVFollow Tata New SUV LaunchFollow Harrier LaunchFollow New SUV Tata to launch Harrier on January 23, here are 5 dealmakers about the new SUVThe bookings for Harrier commenced on October 15, 2018. The SUV is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform and will be the first product to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language from Tata Motors.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Ashton Turner becomes first batsman to register five straight ducks in T20 cricket

first_imgAshton Turner becomes first batsman to register five straight ducks in T20 cricketDelhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets and gave Ashton Turner his fifth straight duck in T20 cricket.advertisement Reuters JaipurApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 13:43 IST Ashton Kutcher wasdismissed for his third straight “golden duck” in the tournament as Delhi Capitals defeated Royals by six wickets (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTS Ashton Turner became the first batsman to register five straight ducks in Twenty20 cricketTurner was dismissed in the first ball that he faced, caught off the bowling of Ishant SharmaTurner has fared better in the 50-over formatAustralia all-rounder Ashton Turner became the first batsman to register five straight ducks in Twenty20 cricket after another tame dismissal for Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday.Turner was dismissed in the first ball that he faced, caught off the bowling of Ishant Sharma, for his third straight “golden duck” in the tournament as Delhi Capitals defeated Royals by six wickets.The 26-year-old’s three scoreless IPL innings follow another first-ball duck for Perth Scorchers in a Big Bash League loss to Adelaide Strikers and a five-ball nought for Australia against India during their two-match T20 series in February.Turner, who was left out of Australia’s squad for the World Cup beginning in England and Wales on May 30, has fared better in the 50-over format scoring an unbeaten 43-ball 84 against India in a one-day international match last month.Delhi, with 14 points from 11 games, leapfrogged Chennai Super Kings to top the standings on net run rate while Rajasthan remained in seventh place in the eight-team league.Hyderabad will host the final of this year’s IPL on May 12, the organisers announced on Monday.Top two finishers will clash in Qualifier 1 in Chennai on May 7 with the winners reaching the title clash.Visakhapatnam will host the eliminator, between the third and fourth-placed teams, on May 8.Qualifier 2, between the winner of the eliminator and loser of Qualifier 1, will decide the second finalist at the same venue two days later.Also Read | Fans give hero’s welcome to Delhi Capitals after 6-wicket win vs Rajasthan RoyalsadvertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals dethrone CSK as No.1 after Pant, Dhawan heroicsAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat KohliFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow T20Follow Ashton Turnerlast_img read more

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Dale Steyn’s injury leaves Cricket South Africa worried ahead of 2019 World Cup

first_imgDale Steyn’s injury leaves Cricket South Africa worried ahead of 2019 World CupSteyn, arguably his country’s greatest fast bowler, was sidelined from South Africa’s one-day international side for two years before returning in Oct. 2018advertisement Reuters Cape TownApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 18:28 IST Steyn is viewed as a key part of a three-man pace attack that also includes Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada (Courtesy: BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSteyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 24He was last week named in a 15-man squad for the World Cup being held in England and WalesSteyn is viewed as a key part of a 3-man pace attack including Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt.The 35-year-old Steyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, just his second game of the competition after he was signed as an injury replacement for Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile.”Upon assessment and subsequent investigations, a flare-up of his right shoulder was confirmed,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement on Thursday.”With the World Cup around the corner, it is our priority to get him back to full fitness before the squad departs on May 19.”He will consult with a shoulder specialist upon his return and a recovery plan will be put in place.”Steyn, arguably his country’s greatest fast bowler, was sidelined from South Africa’s one-day international side for two years with shoulder, hamstring and foot problems before returning in Oct. 2018.#CSAnews Proteas fast bowler, Dale Steyn, to return back to South Africa from IPL due to a shoulder flare-up https://t.co/NlT82erAq7 pic.twitter.com/kStZHKBj4ECricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) April 25, 2019He was last week named in a 15-man squad for the World Cup being held in England and Wales, having previously appeared at the tournament in 2011 and 2015.Steyn is viewed as a key part of a three-man pace attack that also includes Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, this season’s leading wicket-taker in the IPL.advertisementSouth Africa open the World Cup campaign against England at The Oval on May 30.Also Read | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore lose Dale Steyn to shoulder injuryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn thrilled to be reunited as RCB win 2 in a rowFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Dale SteynFollow IPL 2019Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Afghanistan hoping to finish well, says head coach Phil Simmons

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India vs England, World Cup head-to-head: Another Birmingham test for England in 2019

first_img Akshay Ramesh BirminghamJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 13:21 IST Reuters PhotoHIGHLIGHTSIndia have beaten England thrice in 7 meetings in World CupsIndia and England played out a tie the last time they met in 2011England are facing a desperate situation as they take on India in BirminghamIndia take on England in a World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday which will also be the 100th meeting between the 2 cricketing giants in ODI cricket.England were billed as the pre-tournament favourites after their fine run in the 50-over format in the recent past. Eoin Morgan’s men possessed the batting firepower to outbat oppositions but the pressure of the World Cup has seen them fail, more than once. India vs England Live Score, World Cup 2019After their loss to Pakistan in their 2nd match, England got back to track and won 3 on the bounce. However, untimely losses to Sri Lanka and Australia has put their campaign under jeopardy. India vs England, Weather UpdatesEngland are facing a must-win situation as they take on Virat Kohli’s men in their penultimate group-stage match.England and India have been involved in some crunch World Cup encounters in the past wherein the two teams have had the opportunity to knock their opposition out. On Sunday, Inida head into the Edgbaston tie with a chance to dampen England’s chances of qualifying for the semi-final.England vs India: World Cup head-to-head recordPlayed 7; India wins: 3; England wins:3; Tie: 12011: India, England play out tie in BengaluruIndia and England played out a thrilling tie in their group-stage match in Bengaluru. A Sachin Tendulkar hundred helped India post 338 but England were led by a stroke-filled 158 from then captain Andrew Strauss.England had needed 14 runs in the last over but India pacer Munaf Patel did well to hold his nerves in the pressure situation.advertisement2003: India clinch 82-run winBefore 2011, India met in a group-stage match of World Cup 2003 in Durban. India posted 250 on the board after fifties from Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Most of the Indian batmsen got starts but none of them were able to convert it into a big one.However, India made sure they sealed the match after Ashish Nehra came up with one of the most fiery spells of fast bowling in Indian cricket history. The left-arm pacer, batting an ankle injury, picked up 6 wickes and destroyed the England batting unit.1999: India knock hosts England outIndia took on England at Edgbaston in a crunch match as the hosts needed nothing less than a win. However, England crashed out of their tournament after a 63-run defeat.A collective effort from the Indian batting unit with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid chipping in with handy contributions saw them post 232 on ?he board.Ganguly hurt England with the ball as well as the medium pacer picked up 3 wickets to help India bowl England out for 169, thereby ending their chances of qualifying to the knockout stages.1992: England win thriller at WACAEngland won a thriller in their World Cup 1992 opener against India in Perth. England were jolted early when they lost Ian Botham to Kapil Dev early. However, Robin Smith and captain Graham Gooch added 110 runs for the 2nd wicket. Smith hit 91 to help England post 236.India were off to a good start with Kris Srikanth and Ravi Shastri giving them a solid opening stand of 61. Sachin Tendulkar hit 35 in his maiden World Cup match but India fell short of the target by 9 runs.1987: England knock India out in Mumbai semi-finalAfter winning the World Cup in 1983, India were looking to complete a double when they reached the semi-final of the 1987 edition at home. They took on England in the last-four match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.England posted 254 on the board after Graham Gooch hit a hundred. Captain Mike Gatting chipped in with a fifty as well.In reply, India were let down by their batsmen’s inability to convert starts into big knocks. Barring Mohammad Azharuddin, none of the other got going and India eventually succumbed to a heartbreaking 35-run loss and crashed out of the World Cup.1983: India knock England out in the semi-finalIndia, who were unlikley to make the semi-final in 1983, took on then powerhouses of world cricket, England in the last-four match at Old Trafford in Manchester.It was India’s bowling attack led by captain Kapil Dev that did all the damage. Kapil Dev and Roger Binny shared 5 wickets between them as India bowled England out for 213 in 60 overs.India completed a comfortable chase with Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil scoring a half-century each. The win at Old Trafford gave India their ticket to a maiden World Cup final.1975: India lose their 1st World Cup matchIndia played England in the first-ever World Cup match. England made use of fine batting conditions at Lord’s to post a then world record total of 334 after Dennis Amiss’ hundred.advertisementIn reply, India’s SunilGavaskar played his infamous knock of 174-ball 36 as the Asian side finished with 132 for 3 in 60 overs, succumbing to a 202-run loss.Also Read | World Cup 2019: England’s struggle leaves Virat Kohli surprisedAlso Read | Desperate England brace for ruthless India as semi-finals race heats upAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow entitled to his opinion, like critics are: Eoin Morgan ahead of India clashFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs EnglandFollow ind vs eng playing 11Follow World Cup 2019Follow Ind v Eng India vs England, World Cup head-to-head: Another Birmingham test for England in 2019India vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India take on England at Edgbaston in Birmingham — the venue where the Asian giants landed a knockout punch to England the last time they hosted a World Cup in 1999.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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