10 months agoChelsea midfielder Kovacic: Sarri management as you would expect

first_imgChelsea midfielder Kovacic: Sarri management as you would expectby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says he appreciates the management of Maurizio Sarri.The Croatia international is on-loan at Chelsea from Real Madrid this season.He said of Sarri: “He likes us to have possession of the ball to play and that is what we are trying to do. I think we play good football, we are playing forward and that is the most important, we are scoring goals, we do not concede so much so we are a good team but the coach is six months here so we have a lot to improve and I am sure this team can do great things.”He [Sarri] is like he should be. When he needs to be relaxed he is relaxed and when he needs to be tough and sometimes also angry, he is. He knows what to do and he knows his job and it is really great to have him with us. We train good, we are playing good football but it always can be better and I am sure it will be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoPSG blow as Watford rule out Doucoure sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say PSG blow as Watford rule out Doucoure saleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford will block Abdoulaye Doucoure from joining PSG this month.PSG are keen on bringing the £50million-rated midfielder.However, the Evening Standard claim Watford will reject any offers during this transfer window.The Hornets are currently in ninth on the Premier League table and do not want to disrupt their progress by offloading one of their top players.When they do decide to sell Doucoure, Watford will stand to make a significant profit on the £8m they paid Rennes for him in 2015. last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to keep sticking with kids

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to keep sticking with kidsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to keep sticking with the kids.Solskjaer knows it’s a tough gap to bridge to the top two.The Norwegian said: “I want to be a part of us going back to where we used to be, but of course the Premier League is now a different animal. “Manchester City and Liverpool last season were fantastic and we are in the starting phase of a new team.”Many players have been and gone and now there is some youngsters coming in. We are one or two players light at the moment because of injuries but that’s an opportunity for the kids to play and to see if I can get the best out of them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maryland Commit Diamond Stone Tried To Party At Wisconsin-Milwaukee This Weekend, And Things Didn’t Go Well

first_imgMilwaukee product Diamond Stone, a five-star center and the No. 5 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class, committed to Maryland over his home-state Badgers back in late March, and Wisconsinites are not happy about it. According to multiple tweets, Stone tried to go to Madison UW-Milwaukee to party this weekend, and was not treated well by the spurned fans.Just saw Diamond Stone get kicked out of a party. Sucks to suck man— Blake Laufenberg (@BlakeLaufenberg) April 26, 2015Well I was the bouncer at a party and kicked diamond stone out so I’m feeling pretty accomplished— Payton teDuits (@Paytonteduits) April 26, 2015stone1Diamond stone just got kicked out of this party lmfao— Jordyn Jablonski (@Jblonks_) April 26, 2015Diamond Stone got kicked out of a party we were at.— Bucks in 7 (Shaq) (@AGruett32) April 26, 2015No one likes Diamond Stone— Blake Laufenberg (@BlakeLaufenberg) April 26, 2015Diamond stone came to UWM last night and he got kicked out of every party he went tried to go to— Alex Peterson (@APeterson32) April 26, 2015Stone probably shouldn’t be too surprised, but he’ll also have plenty of party opportunities when he makes it down to College Park. [The Victory Lap]last_img read more

Where Will Everett Golson Transfer? Here Are 8 Possible Landing Spots For The Former Notre Dame QB

first_imggolsonkelly1Twitter/@NDonNBCWhile Ohio State has received a ton of attention about how it will handle its quarterback situation, there had been rumors all off-season that Notre Dame’s Everett Golson would consider transferring, with Malik Zaire threatening to win the starting job for 2015. Back in January, reports came out that 24 schools were interested in Golson, and today, the move became official. Golson is now the biggest-named free agent on the transfer market. We’re aware that there may be some issues with Golson going to the SEC due to a conference rule that graduate transfers must have stayed academically eligible while undergraduate players. We’ll work under the assumption that any school that is interested would be able to find a way to get him on campus, considering that he was connected to multiple SEC schools when the transfer rumors first emerged.Where will the former Fighting Irish star, who led the team to a national championship berth in 2012-13, wind up? Here are eight big-time programs that could definitely use a player like Golson this season.Get Started: Florida >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9last_img read more

Photo: Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Plays Pokemon GO At Team’s Stadium

first_imgPokemon Go at Oklahoma State's stadium.Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy likes to try and keep up with the latest trends. Last time it was hoverboarding; today, it was Pokemon GO.The craze, which is based on the old card game Pokemon, has taken the country by storm. Pokemon GO is played on a downloadable cellphone app, and CNN has a breakdown of what it is all about. Anyway, the app, which is free to download and play, uses GPS to make a cartoony map of your neighborhood and basically anywhere you go. In this colorful, slightly Big-Brother-y version of reality, Pokémon are interspersed throughout, and when you come within range of a Pokémon you can “approach” them and they will show up on your phone.Today, Gundy posted a picture of him catching a Pokemon named Pidgey inside T. Boone Pickens Stadium.Gotta catch ’em all! #POKEmon pic.twitter.com/j0Kd5CyD7J— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) July 11, 2016Ok, who had Mike Gundy as the first coach to publicly acknowledge that he plays Pokemon Go? Our bet would have been Jim Harbaugh, because, well why not? [ Pistols Firing ]last_img read more

Guardiola: Klopp is an incredible manager

first_imgPep Guardiola described Jurgen Klopp as “an incredible manager” on the eve of Liverpool’s trip to Premier League title rivals Manchester City.The reigning champions face a seven-point deficit to Klopp’s Reds, who are yet to taste a top-flight defeat this season ahead of Thursday’s crunch clash at the Etihad Stadium.Last October’s showdown between the two sides at Anfield ended in a goalless draw, but Liverpool prevailed in three of last season’s four meetings. 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? If that recent record suggests Klopp may have got the measure of Guardiola’s City, the former Barcelona coach did not appear too concerned and freely offered up warm praise for his German counterpart.”First of all, he’s an incredible manager,” said Guardiola, who saw his side beat Southampton last time out to put back-to-back losses behind them.”I have a good relationship with him and his team always plays good.”I don’t count the number of times I beat managers and think I am special.”Our teams play, I beat him, he beat me, I win cups and he won some. I congratulate him when he beats me and I move forward.”32 – Jurgen Klopp has now defeated all 32 of the British clubs he’s faced as Liverpool boss in all competitions – before tonight, Wolves were the only side he’d failed to beat, losing in the FA Cup in January 2017 in their only previous meeting. Rule. pic.twitter.com/96gjJaIaXs— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 21 December 2018Having won major domestic and European honours with Barca, Bayern Munich and now City, Guardiola has lost none of his enthusiasm for the big matches and he is relishing this one.Asked what it meant to him to be involved in such games, he replied: “[It is an] incredible pleasure. I’m a manager and to play these games, to see what we can do on the big stage with people in these stadiums, it’s a dream to play these games.”It’s when I’m most calm. The players will try to do the performance they can do.”City will have to wait on the fitness of Kevin De Bruyne, who trained on Wednesday following a persistent knee problem. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Report: Manchester City 9 Burton 0

first_imgGabriel Jesus grabbed four goals as Manchester City all but secured their place in the EFL Cup final with a crushing 9-0 first-leg victory over Burton Albion on Wednesday.The Premier League champions have now put 16 goals past lower-league opposition in the past four days, Pep Guardiola’s men having thrashed Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday.Kevin De Bruyne’s first headed goal in English football set the hosts on their way, with Jesus adding a quickfire double before Oleksandr Zinchenko fortuitously opened his City account. 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? Jesus took his tally to four either side of Phil Foden’s tap-in, before Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez completed a miserable night for Burton’s cup heroes.7 – Manchester City are the first English league side to score at least seven goals in consecutive games in all competitions since Don Revie’s Leeds United back in October 1967. Heaven. #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/vniTiD8jQm— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2019It took City five minutes to unlock the Burton defence, David Silva’s pinpoint pass picking out De Bruyne’s run and the Belgium international made no mistake with his header.Despite falling behind Burton rallied and Marcus Harness should have equalised in the 12th minute, but Saturday’s hat-trick hero blazed Lucas Akins’ cross over the bar.City’s control of proceedings was never under threat, though, and in the space of seven minutes the hosts were four goals ahead as Jesus and Zinchenko struck.Having pounced on a loose ball after Leroy Sane’s shot was saved by Bradley Collins, Jesus doubled his tally from Silva’s pass – the striker taking his time before slotting it in off the post.GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL @gabrieljesus33! 3-0  #cityvbafc #mancity pic.twitter.com/Fok9JEtXOd— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 9, 2019City’s fourth was harsh on the visitors as Zinchenko’s attempted cross looped over Collins, but there was no doubting the quality of Jesus’ hat-trick goal as he converted Mahrez’s cross to the back post.Four minutes after replacing the impressive De Bruyne, Foden had his second Etihad goal in as many games, the youngster profiting after Jesus had been held up by Burton’s defenders.Jesus would not be denied a fourth moments later, though, as Sane beautifully controlled Mahrez’s pass on his chest before finding the striker, who applied the finishing touch.After setting up Walker for City’s eighth, Mahrez completed Burton’s misery with a goal of his own, the Algeria international poking the ball past Collins to round out a one-sided semi-final encounter. What does it mean? Seventh final awaits CityCity’s 11th EFL Cup semi-final could not have started any better with Guardiola’s side already planning for next month’s showpiece, which would be their seventh appearance in the showpiece. For Burton boss Nigel Clough – who won the competition twice as a player – he will just hope the aggregate score does not bring further embarrassment in the second leg.Joy for JesusAfter struggling in front of goal at times this season, Jesus was in fine form as Burton were easily brushed aside. His second treble at the Etihad Stadium means he has now scored 11 goals in his last seven starts for City in all competitions.Harness rues missed opportunityWhile it may not have stopped the City juggernaut, Harness’ miss at 1-0 could have at least slowed the hosts down and brought a moment of celebration for the travelling Burton fans. As it was he cleared the crossbar and City ran riot afterwards.Key Opta Facts1986 – Burton Albion’s 9-0 defeat is the heaviest League Cup defeat by any side since Liverpool beat Fulham 10-0 back in September 1986, and is the largest ever margin of defeat in the semi-final of the competition. Gap. #CarabaoCup— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2019- City have won 13 of their last 15 EFL Cup matches against sides from a lower division (D2), scoring 50 goals.- City are the first side in the top four tiers of English football to score at least seven goals in back-to-back matches in all competitions since Leeds United did so in October 1967 (9-0 versus Spora Luxembourg in the Fairs Cup and 7-0 against Chelsea in the top flight).- The 9-0 victory is Guardiola’s joint-largest margin of victory as a manager, alongside Barcelona’s thrashing of L’Hospitalet by the same scoreline during a Copa del Rey match in December 2011.- Jesus has now scored two hat-tricks at the Etihad Stadium, only Carlos Tevez (four) and Sergio Aguero (10) have netted more home trebles for City since their move away from Maine Road.What’s next?City’s attention turns back to the Premier League title when they face Wolves on Monday, while two days earlier Burton will hope for more joy against Gillingham. read morelast_img read more

Hulk Hogan: Whatcha gonna do when the USWNT runs wild on you?

first_imgWrestling star Hulk Hogan took to Twitter on Friday to offer words of encouragement to the U.S. women’s national team ahead of this weekend’s World Cup clash with Chile.The USWNT put together a record-breaking start to their World Cup campaign on Tuesday, thumping Thailand 13-0 behind five goals from striker Alex Morgan.Morgan was joined on the scoresheet by the likes of Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd, with Lavelle and Mewis firing braces. 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? Next up for the USWNT is a match against Chile, who fell 2-0 to Sweden in their opening match in their first ever World Cup appearance.And the former WWF champion says that he expects the USWNT to make short work of Chile when the two collide on Sunday as he took to Twitter to cut a promo in typical Hulk Hogan style.#Hulkhogan and the whole #WWEuniverse are cheering on our #USAwomenssoccer team for the big victory this Sunday brother!!!!HH pic.twitter.com/lGfHNKGDhu— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 14, 2019″I can feel the power brothers, and I can smell victory also,” he said in the video.”I’m used to being around champions, and I’m used to winning championship belts, brother, but the way I see it, this Sunday the USA Women’s World Cup team is going to be victorious when they wipe Chile off the face of the map.”That Women’s World Cup team, they’re a bunch of Hulkamaniacs, with the lead Hulkamaniac Ashlyn Harris, training, saying their prayers and eating their vitamins.”So this Sunday, whatcha gonna do when the USA Women’s World Cup team runs wild on you, brother?”The USWNT were certainly victorious in their opening match, but they were still the subject of heavy criticism with regards to the manner in which they won.Pundits from around the world criticized the USWNT’s decision to run up the score and the ensuing celebrations that followed each goal.Former Canadian national team stars Clare Rustad and Kaylyn Kyle​ were among the more vocal, saying the U.S. should be “‘disgusted and embarrassed” by their actions.Hogan, a six-time WWF champions and six-time WCW champion, has previously offered similar messages of support for the U.S. men’s national team.The 65-year-old wrestler recently returned to WWE after departing the company in 2015 following a racism scandal.last_img read more

Akanji idolised Ronaldo as he reveals he supported Man Utd

first_imgBorussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has revealed that Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo were two of his childhood idols and that he supported Real Madrid and Manchester United as a boy.Akanji was talking to Goal and SPOX ahead of the German Super Cup where his team will take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.Despite now being one of Dortmund’s top central defenders, Akanji started off as a forward player and that prompted him to initially look up to the likes of Raul and Ronaldo. 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? “In my childhood I had football in my head,” the 24-year-old said.”My role models were related to my respective positions. My first role model was Raul. At the time I was still playing as an attacking player and was a fan of Real Madrid.”Aside from Real, Manchester United were my favourite club. So at some point it [his idol] was Cristiano Ronaldo. He impressed me with his performances.”I only became a defender at the age of about 17. Of course there were a lot of good defenders at that time, but I didn’t have a clear role model then. Sergio Ramos would be the most likely to come to mind.”The Switzerland international also revealed that now, at 24, he looks to other sports to find inspiration, believing he can learn from the mentality of other athletes.”As a footballer, I don’t really have any role models anymore,” he added.”But there are athletes who fascinate me in terms of their attitude. For example, it’s incredible what Roger Federer has done in his career.”I also watch basketball often. Russell Westbrook is my favourite player, his mentality is impressive. He gives more than 100 percent in every game, always fighting until the end.”I see these types of athletes as role models today.”Akanji and Dortmund will be hoping to put a marker down against Bayern on Saturday after the Bavarian club pipped them to the Bundesliga title last season.Lucien Favre’s side kick-off their 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign Augsburg on August 17 before an away fixture at FC Koln on August 23.last_img read more

2 Major Week 3 College Football Games Have Now Been Cancelled

first_imgA general view of NC State's football field.RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the Clemson Tigers versus North Carolina State Wolfpack during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two major Week 3 college football games have now been cancelled in anticipation of the incoming Hurricane Florence. Both of these games include ACC teams.North Carolina announced earlier today that its game against UCF is being cancelled. The Tar Heels say it’s unlikely the game will be rescheduled.N.C. State has also now announced that its game against West Virginia is being cancelled.“Due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, our game with West Virginia will not be played this weekend,” NC State announced.Due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, our game with @WVUfootball will not be played this weekend.https://t.co/An5ShiiLDt— NC State Football (@PackFootball) September 11, 2018From NC State:Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed throughout the region, and today’s decision will help give ample time to deploy those resources across the state.NC State has worked in partnership with University leadership, West Virginia University officials, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management personnel to arrive at a decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and all parties involved.Should this game be rescheduled or a replacement home game be scheduled, tickets for the West Virginia game will be valid.  If this game or a replacement home game is not viable, a refund will be offered to season ticket holders. Details will be communicated at a later date.Stay tuned for more details.last_img read more

Photos: Concession Prices Revealed For Tonight’s National Title Game

first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)The national championship is finally here, and it appears the concession stands at Levi’s Stadium will take full advantage of the matchup between Alabama and Clemson.Alabama is searching for its second consecutive title, meanwhile Clemson is looking to avenge its loss to the Crimson Tide from last season.Watching these two programs battle this evening should be worth the price of admission. However, it’s hard to defend the prices for food and drinks at the stadium.Football and food go together perfectly, but fans might have to monitor the amount of money they will spend tonight. With prices relatively high for this game, Levi’s Stadium could see an excellent profit in concession sales.Although most fans at football games usually purchase a beer or two, it’ll be hard to cough up $12 for each round.Here are some of the concession prices for tonight:Nothing says ⁦@CFBPlayoff⁩ like $14 draft beers pic.twitter.com/3anrzSYAEN— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 7, 2019Even the healthier options come with a hefty price tag.Concession items at tonight’s game. Can’t get more California than the final two items. pic.twitter.com/ujbf1yloiq— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 7, 2019With kickoff just around the corner, fans should be filing in at Levi’s Stadium.Hopefully Clemson and Alabama give the football world an entertaining game that comes down to the wire.last_img read more

Drew Brees Praises Texas QB Sam Ehlinger

first_imgSam Ehlinger of Texas attempts to throw a passDALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Sam Ehlinger was already earning praise from Texas fans during the Longhorns’ regular season, but his production in the Sugar Bowl helped him get noticed by one of the most prolific passers of all-time in Drew Brees.The Sugar Bowl took place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which gave Brees the opportunity to watch Texas battle Georgia. Although the Longhorns played outstanding in all three phases, the future Hall of Fame quarterback couldn’t help but talk about Ehlinger and his toughness.The Longhorns’ quarterback finished with 169 passing yards, 64 rushing yards and three total touchdowns against the Bulldogs.Despite the fact that Ehlinger isn’t a traditional quarterback like Brees, the Saints legend left the game very impressed with his ability to play well in huge moments.“He’s a stud; he’s a tough guy,” Brees said.”Man, he played big, his team played great. His future is very bright.”Brees also revealed that he’s known Ehlinger since the young gunslinger was in middle school.Check out his full comments in this clip:Big praise for @sehlinger3 from @drewbrees.#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/8TIVKdcoLA— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) January 19, 2019Ehlinger and Brees attended Westlake High School in Austin, which is the reason behind the Texas quarterback’s pregame jersey.It’ll be interesting to see how Ehlinger improves entering his junior season. With expectations rising in Austin, he’ll have to be even better in 2019.last_img read more

Former Michigan Football Star Has Passed Away

first_imgFans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)A Michigan football legend passed away over the weekend. Richard “Dick” Kempthorn passed away on Friday at the age of 92.Kempthorn began his collegiate career at Miami (Ohio) University before transferring to Michigan for the remainder of his career. Following the end of World War II, where Kempthorn served as an engine cadet, he made the move to Ann Arbor.The Wolverines finished the 1947 and 1948 seasons undefeated and were the No. 1 team in the final AP Poll in 1948. Kempthorn was named team MVP in 1949 as he payed fullback and linebacker for the team.The 1949 team finished the season at 6-2-1.Dick Kempthorn, MVP of 1949 Michigan team and war hero, dies at 92. Story from @TonyPaul1984 https://t.co/ehzW9HdPD9 pic.twitter.com/8QVxeMPTmD— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) February 13, 2019Following his college football career, Kempthorn could have pursued a career in professional football. He was drafted in the 14th round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.He also became a second round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the All-American Football Conference Secret Draft in 1949.Instead of pursuing a career in professional football, Kempthorn went to work at his father’s automotive business in Canton, Ohio.He eventually served his country again in the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He flew over 100 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery during the war.Michigan inducted Kempthorn into the school’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992.last_img read more

Haynes King, No. 3 Dual-Threat QB, Announces Commitment

first_img BREAKING: Texas A&M has landed a commitment from elite 2020 QB Haynes King from Longview (Texas) High School.King provides insight into his decision-making process.Details (FREE): https://t.co/i6TuOBEENe— Gabe Brooks (@gabrieldbrooks) July 17, 2019The addition of King added a noticeable boost to Texas A&M’s recruitment ranking as well.247Sports now ranks them as No. 12 in the nation and No. 5 in the SEC.Last year the Aggies enjoyed a pretty successful first season under Jimbo Fisher. They went 8-4 in the regular season, finishing second in the SEC West to Alabama.Texas A&M went on to crush unranked NC State in the Gator Bowl to finish with their first 9-win season since 2013 and a No. 16 AP ranking. A general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)Longview High School quarterback Haynes King is coming off a stellar junior year where he completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,877 yards and 42 touchdowns. With top colleges across the country eager to get his commitment, he has decided where he’ll be playing college football.According to Gabe Brooks of 247Sports, King has committed to Texas A&M.The Texas A&M campus was one of four schools that King made an official visit to over the past two months. The others were Auburn, Duke, and Tennessee.247Sports rates King as a four-star prospect and the No. 79 overall player in the country. He is the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the No. 13 prospect from the state of Texas.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit: Hype Around Michigan, Miami OCs Is ‘Disrespectful’ To Maryland’s Mike Locksley

first_img Compared to the other two programs, Maryland has flown under the radar. Most are expecting a rebuilding season for Locksley, and the Terrapins’ ceiling in a rough Big Ten East is in question. Kirk Herbstreit thinks it is a bit ridiculous that Gattis and Enos are getting more hype at their new stops than Locksley, who had the biggest role in crafting Alabama’s offense last season.He called it “disrespectful” on ESPN’s “The College Football Podcast With Herbie & Pollack.” Via 247Sports:“I almost take more away from what he did at Arkansas than what he did at Alabama,” Herbstreit said about Enos on the latest episode of The College Football Podcast. “I think it’s been misguided over the summer with (new Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis) and Dan Enos at Miami as if they were the offensive coordinator and they were the guys that kind of produced the Alabama offense with (quarterback Tua Tagovailoa). I’m probably close as anybody to this Alabama team…“I really feel people are disrespecting Mike Locksley by trying to celebrate Dan Enos, and trying to celebrate Gattis, I think they’re really taking away from what Mike Locksley did. And he was the guy that was really pushing the buttons, so I think they were part of it but it’d be no different than hiring a position coach at some other school. So these guys were not calling plays.”Most of the talk centered on Enos, who is also a former coordinator at Arkansas and head coach at Central Michigan. Herbstreit cautioned people from assuming he’d take a system that was dynamic with the likes of Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy, and plug it right in at The U. The same can probably be said of Michigan, even though the talent is probably a step up there from Miami at the moment.Miami and Florida kick off at 7 p.m. ET tonight. Next Saturday, Michigan gets its start against Middle Tennessee State, while Maryland opens the Locksley era against Howard.[ESPN] Maryland coach Mike Locksley at Big Ten Media Days.CHICAGO, IL – JUL 18: Marylands Terapins head coach Michael Locksley is seen at Big Ten football media days on July 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Alabama football had a truly star-studded offensive staff last year. Arguably the three biggest names involved—offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, co-OC Josh Gattis, and quarterbacks coach Dan Enos—have all moved on.Locksley is getting his second chance at a head coaching job. He previously had a pretty brutal tenure at New Mexico, but landed the job at Maryland, where he has deep roots, especially in the Terrapins’ DMV recruiting territories.Gattis may be making the most intriguing move. He was set to join Locksley as Maryland OC, but was snagged by Jim Harbaugh, where he is reshaping the Michigan offense. The two have feuded a bit this offseason as well.Enos will be making his debut at his new school tonight. He is now the OC at Miami, who face Florida in the first Week Zero game.last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2019: Younis backs Bumrah to top bowling charts at World Cup

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Director Amit Sharma on Ajay Devgn’s film Maidaan: It is the golden era of Indian football, not a biopic

first_img Next Press Trust of India MumbaiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 23, 2019 17:50 IST Amit Sharma talks about his upcoming film MaidaanFilmmaker Amit Sharma said that he will not be following the usual tropes of a typical Bollywood sports drama with his upcoming movie Maidaan. The film will chronicle the golden years of Indian football and features Ajay Devgn as the legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.”It is a story of a person who has done a lot. I am not calling it a biopic, I am calling it the golden era of Indian football. The film is about that. So the challenge is how to make this in the best way,” Amit told PTI.Rahim served the Indian football team as coach and manager from 1950-1963. It was under his guidance that the Indian football team won gold at the 1962 Asian Games and he also led the team to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.#maidaankicksoff today! pic.twitter.com/hbkzd727rhAjay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 19, 2019Amit also said that though the film is bigger in scale, his attempt is to tell the story in a new way.”The scale is bigger, football is there, sports is there, but it won’t be going in the cliche zone. We are trying to give it a fresh perspective. That’s the challenge,” he added.Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on India’s legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish. pic.twitter.com/vzaLJya67xadvertisementZee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) July 13, 2018Amit is aware that all eyes are on him post the twin wins of his 2018 directorial Badhaai Ho at the National Films Awards. The film was also his first production.Going forward, Amit also said that it will be his endeavour to make and back films which have “amazing” stories.”I will be producing and directing more films through my banner. When you get a National Award for the first film you produce, the challenge is to make sure whatever comes out next from here should also be amazing. It can’t be that we will make anything just because Badhaai Ho was a hit. No, it doesn’t work like that. Even if I am not directing and only producing with my partners, it has to be something which is talked about,” Amit said.There were also reports that a sequel to Badhaai Ho is underway but the director says he isn’t aware of this development.”There have been no discussions from my end on this. As of now, I have not thought of any story for Badhaai Ho 2,” he added.Watch the official trailer of Badhaai Ho:ALSO READ | Maidaan: Ajay Devgn kicks off film on football coach Syed Abdul RahimALSO READ | Ajay Devgn to play football coach Syed Abdul Rahim in Boney Kapoor’s nextALSO READ | Who is Syed Abdul Rahim, the man Ajay Devgn is playing in his next film?ALSO WATCH | I can take on anybody with my little finger, says Ajay DevgnGet 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 bynisha Tags :Follow Ajay DevgnFollow Amit SharmaFollow Syed Abdul Rahim Director Amit Sharma on Ajay Devgn’s film Maidaan: It is the golden era of Indian football, not a biopicAmit Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of Ajay Devgn-starrer Maidaan, said that the upcoming film portrays the golden era of Indian football.advertisementlast_img read more

Skoda Octavia fourth-generation design sketches out

first_img Next Varun Singh New DelhiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 12:15 IST The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior.HIGHLIGHTSThe fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior.The split headlamp setup will make way for a more conventional but neat-looking unit with clearly defined edges.The wheels of the 2020 Octavia will be larger and the taillights will have crystalline elements.Skoda Auto has given us the maiden glimpse of the fourth-generation Octavia by releasing two design sketches of the premium sedan. The 2020 Skoda Octavia will sport an overall elongated and flowing silhouette along with a roofline resembling that of a coupe.The Czech carmaker claims that the next-generation Octavia will have a much more emotive look while combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space. The taillights of the next-generation Skoda Octavia will have crystalline elements.The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior. The split headlamp setup will make way for a more conventional but neat-looking unit with clearly defined edges. The grille will have a minor change as well. The wheels will be larger and the taillights will have crystalline elements. The Skoda badging will be located in the centre of the taillights, just over the number plate.In its third generation at present, Skoda Octavia is one of the best selling vehicles of the Czech carmaker. More than 6.5 million units of the premium sedan have been sold worldwide since its launch nearly six decades ago.In India, Skoda Octavia is priced in the range of Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It competes against the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis and the recently-launched Hyundai Elantra facelift.Skoda Octavia is available in three engine options in India — 1.4-litre TSI petrol (150 hp), 1.8-litre TSI petrol (179 hp) and 2.0-litre TDI diesel (143 hp). The 1.4-litre TSI petrol mill is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.8-litre TSI petrol motor comes with a 7-speed automatic DSG. The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine has two transmission options — 6-speed manual fully synchronised and 6-speed automatic DSG.advertisementALSO READ | Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other detailsALSO READ | Ola Drive launched, self-drive car-sharing service to have 20,000 cars by 2020ALSO READ | Volvo XC40 Recharge electric vehicle unveiled, to have 400 km rangeGet 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 2020 Skoda OctaviaFollow Fourth-generation OctaviaFollow Skoda Octavia Skoda Octavia fourth-generation design sketches outThe 2020 Skoda Octavia will have a much more emotive look while combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space, the Czech carmaker has claimed.advertisementlast_img read more

Joseph’s New Album, ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not,’ is a Really Big One

first_imgPortland, Oregon trio Joseph, comprised of three sisters (Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner) who grew up in the state, released its sophomore album, I’m Alone, No You’re Not, on August 26, 2016. The three sing together on the record, backed by artfully produced pop. The Closners’ voices fit together so naturally that it sounds like the three have been singing together since childhood, though they only began in earnest after the 2014 release of Joseph’s (then Dearborn) debut album, Native Dreamer Kin.In fact, the band went through a wholesale overhaul between Native Dreamer Kin and I’m Alone, No You’re Not. Younger sisters Allison and Meegan took on larger roles. The two had originally focused on backing vocals, but now they sing together with Natalie. They have also begun to take a larger part in writing the music. The sisters refer to “Honest” as the album’s keystone. As Natalie explains, “We were trying really hard to write a song, but nothing was coming. One night, Meegan was working on some lyrics and getting frustrated, so she wrote in the margin of the page, ‘I can’t say a true thing. It’s hard to be that honest.’ Immediately after that, her most honest sentence spilled out—‘There’s always two thoughts, one after the other: I’m alone. No, you’re not.’ And she thought, ‘Oh, there’s the song.’” There is an elegance in the story’s simplicity, and the song matches it with its straightforward and honest refrain.Single “White Flag” is another standout track with an interesting backstory. The song was inspired by, to quote the band’s press release, “an article predicting a massive earthquake for the Pacific Northwest.” (The press release does not name the article, but for the curious, my money is on Kathryn Schulz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Really Big One.”) What makes that background interesting, however, is that the three women took the fear the article created and transformed it into something beautiful. Natalie, again from the press release, explains, “It became clear we had two options: be scared and cowering, backing away from the world into paralysis, or keep moving and live…. Find better ways to love the people in our lives instead of huddling together like frightened sheep thinking about earthquakes.”I’m Alone, No You’re Not finds Joseph reaching into personal depths to incorporate a staggering amount of emotional honesty into the band’s music. The record is a triumph as both a personal expression and a listening experience.Joseph’s I’m Alone, No You’re Not is out now via ATO Records and available through Amazon, ATO’s online store, and iTunes. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 7 of the Best Drink References in Music last_img read more