10 months agoMan Utd ace Pogba breaks silence on Mourinho axe: I know you want answers…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ace Pogba breaks silence on Mourinho axe: I know you want answers…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba spoke of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal after being named man-of-the-match for victory at Cardiff City.Pogba spoke for the first time following the departure of Mourinho with the pair not enjoying a good relationship.He said: “I know you’re waiting for something about Jose, or about the result today.“Obviously, we’re really happy about the result. We played well. The performance of the team was great. And I know what you want to ask…“With Jose, we won trophies. We worked. I want to thank him for that.”Pogba, who claimed two assists in the rout, continued: “Not everything went well but things went well. We won trophies. He made me improve. As a person as well.“That’s it. That’s the past. I want to thank him for that. I’m sure all the players do.“Now we’re looking at the next game, for the points we need. We want to go back to the top of the league.“The performance was great. We are happy as well for the first game with the new manager to start like this. And the most important thing is to carry on like that.“We cannot play like this with five goals and in the next game lose. That’s it.” last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: We’re now at same level as Man City

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: We’re now at same level as Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes they’re now at the same level as Manchester City.Despite defeat at City last week, Klopp was delighted with what he saw.”From my point of view we were never on a level with City since I came in,” said the German.”We won games against them, especially since Pep, but in these games City were better.”We only scored more goals, but the possession was at least 60:40 for them in all the games but we won them. Now it was 50:50.”We had our moments (on Thursday) and caused them completely different problems to the games before.”Last year the Champions League (quarter-final) game at home when we won 3-0 it was a brilliant game but we were under pressure in a lot of moments.”I don’t know if we had more than four shots on target but we were quite clinical that day.”That’s how you have to play against City, in the moment when you get the ball you have to make the best of it.”This game was different and that is an important step for us. It is very important we see it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoMunir agent hits out at Barcelona over broken promises

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Munir agent hits out at Barcelona over broken promisesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Munir El Haddadi says Barcelona have failed to keep promises.The striker’s deal expires in June.”Before the game against Celta Vigo, Munir got a surprise from his coach,” Valdivieso told beIN Sports.”Having told the board that he might not renew, the coach then explained to him that he has to accommodate other players, even some from the academy, in the rotation.”That week he also told him that he will not be included in a squad list until he decides to renew.”Munir sees that so many promises on the part of the sporting department, and even from the coach, have not materialised on the pitch.”He sees that he is a player they don’t take into account.”He is committed and knows that he has a contract with the club until June, one that he has to respect.”There is no agreement [with any team], but there are many teams interested in him.” last_img read more

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25 days agoMan City boss Guardiola: No disaster if I don’t win Champions League here

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: No disaster if I don’t win Champions League hereby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists it’ll be no “disaster” if he fails to bring the Champions League trophy to the club.Guardiola has so far failed to deliver the trophy at City, despite winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. Asked if European success was the next step for City, having dominated English football for the past two seasons, Guardiola said: “Yeah, definitely, but sometimes it cannot be possible.”Sometimes you take a few years and sometimes you take one year. Barcelona is my club in my heart and 1992 was the first one [European Cup] and Barcelona was born a long time ago.”The important games, the decisions, many games, the influence. But I’m sorry, I’m not going to live the next 10 months thinking if I don’t win the Champions League it would be a disaster, because my life is quite good.” last_img read more

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Video: Groggy Ashley Judd Gives Her Half-Baked Thoughts On Kentucky’s Sweet 16 Matchup

first_imgAshley Judd cheering on the Kentucky basketball team.LEXINGTON, KY – MARCH 07: Ashley Judd watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Tonight, the undefeated top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats take on fifth-seeded West Virginia in the Sweet 16. The winner advances to the Midwest Regional final to play either Notre Dame or Wichita State. Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd is as excited for this game as you would expect she’d be. So excited that she recorded a video dedicated to her favorite team as soon as she woke up. Needless to say, she’s supremely confident in UK’s ability to move to 37-0 tonight. According to Judd’s scouting report, Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein will be too much for the Mountaineers, and WVU’s pressure defense will be neutralized by the play of ‘Cats point guard Aaron Harrison. //I woke up with this on my mind: Sweet 16! Here are my eyes just opened I am supposed to be trading spiritual texts and…Posted by Ashley Judd on Thursday, March 26, 2015Her acting career has been her calling card but Judd might have a future as a basketball analyst.last_img read more

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4-Star Wide Receiver Tyjon Lindsey Drops Top 10, Sets Commitment Date

first_imgA graphic announcing Tyjon Lindsey's commitment date.Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC. pic.twitter.com/eDzViedLdQ— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.last_img read more

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Burton keeper reveals what Pep said after losing 9-0

first_imgFor many, conceding nine goals in a game would be an experience to forget, but for Burton Albion goalkeeper Bradley Collins, the 9-0 mauling by Manchester City was an evening to remember.Collins, who is on loan at Burton from Chelsea, was given a devastating insight into what is required to reach the top level as City ran riot in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at the Etihad Stadium two weeks ago.Pep Guardiola showed respect to League One side Burton by fielding a team containing Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane as he secured his joint-biggest win as a manager. 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Having knocked out Premier League outfit Burnley, as well as Championship clubs Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, on their way to meeting City in the last four, Burton were given no chance to cause another upset.Collins, who is one of 40 Chelsea players out on loan, had only extended his deal at Burton seven days before the City game after establishing himself successfully as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper.The 21-year-old was seen talking to former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola after the match and insists that, despite the scoreline, it was a day to remember.”He said; ‘tough night?’ I simply said ‘yes’. Then he proceeded to say what an incredible achievement it was for us to get to the semi-final,” Collins told Goal, as he revealed Guardiola’s kind words upon a heavy defeat. “He said that we were a credit to ourselves and he said the same to the staff.”It was nice to have that from him. He could have just enjoyed the goals for himself but no, he had time for us, which was brilliant, when a manager of that stature has respect for us.”I was thinking ‘wow’ on the final whistle. That’s the first time in a game situation that I have played against a team who are that good. It just shows the level from here to there. It is incredible, it is really frightening. I really enjoyed it but I was drained at the same time.”We deserved to be where we were and beat some top teams along the way to the semis, so I think it has been a great run. For me, personally, I wanted them to show us respect and pick their best players. No disrespect to any of their other players, but that’s what they did.”The front three [Sane, Jesus and Mahrez] and midfield three [De Bruyne, Silva and Gundogan] they put out were all amazing players and that’s what we wanted to test ourselves.Bradley Collins GFX“We are just afraid on the night that we didn’t get anywhere near them. I think if you look at the results this season, the amount of times they have scored five or more goals at home is ridiculous. I know we could maybe have kept the number of goals down on a different night.”At the end of the day, you have just got to give them credit. They are an impressive team. It was a tough night but one I still enjoyed. I am proud of the boys for getting there.”I think the second leg is all about pride. Having that bit between your teeth, have pride for yourselves, family, the club and our fans. Who knows when Burton will next be in the semi-final of such a competition? No one knows, we just have to do the club proud.”Burton manager Nigel Clough came out after the game absolving his 21-year-old goalkeeper of any blame, as his side became just the latest in a long line of teams to suffer a heavy defeat to the Premier League champions.”Compared to last season, when I was in League Two, there’s a lot more quality,” he added. “I feel like last year, at Forest Green, prepared me for this year. It was a major, major learning curve last season. Forest Green came up from the National League to League Two. It was my first loan as a youngster.”For me, it was very tough. I feel like a made a lot of mistakes last year but I feel like I have learned from it and taken it into this year. Now, I feel more comfortable. I feel like I know what I am doing a bit more around men’s players, coaches and the fans.”You don’t get any of that in academy football. It is tough when you get fans shouting at you. It shouldn’t matter but it does. People working in football lose out on money, mortgages, it is nothing to mess around with. You notice that as soon as you go out on loan.”When I first went into Forest Green, the keeper who was already there at the time was a fan favourite. I came in there and straight away it was backs against the wall. I didn’t start the season well. Ever since then, there was a certain few people who were on my back and it was my first loan.”Then, after Christmas, I feel like I just changed it around. I went for it and it seemed to all come together and we survived relegation. The fans got behind me and it was great in the end. I came out of academy football playing 20 games, then I went into men’s football and played 47 games.”Bradley Collins Burton AlbionIt is a big year for Collins, whose deal at Burton expires at the same time as his current Chelsea contract. Like many from the world-class academy at Cobham Training Centre in Surrey, Collins has won a host of trophies.Two UEFA Youth Leagues, an FA Youth Cup and an Under 21s Premier League champion’s medal. He has since racked up more than 1,500 minutes in goal this season, conceding on average just a goal in every game, as he aims to carve his own path.Collins wasn’t discouraged after being discarded by Portsmouth’s youth team as a youngster and not being signed when he trained with Southampton, as he looked to play in goal mainly for fun.It is an attitude that he carries with him today, but he is thankful that he got to watch Petr Cech closer than anyone behind closed doors, with the former Chelsea goalkeeper set to retire from football at the end of the season.”I think at that age, everyone just wants to play football,” said Collins. “I don’t think you think too much into it. I didn’t think about becoming a footballer or like I want to play football in this academy or that academy. I just played football because I enjoyed it.Bradley Collins GFX“That was important, to keep the enjoyment there. I trained with Southampton for three or four weeks. I was just training and happy. I didn’t think about anything else. When Chelsea came in, it was a case of I have to take the opportunity. It was almost like a gut feeling.”I am not one of those people who was desperately trying to get into an academy, I got the offer and it is a club of huge stature so why would you turn that down? It worked out alright!”Being at Chelsea, my role model was always Petr Cech. You go to a Chelsea game when I joined and you watched Petr Cech. I didn’t look at him as a keeper and try to copy him. I had Petr Cech around and I wanted to learn from him and I am lucky that he is a really nice guy as well.”From Jamal Blackman, to Nathan Baxter, to Matej Delac; Collins’ words are echoed by every goalkeeper to come through Chelsea’s academy who appreciated the time Cech spent talking them through their game and that respect for the Czech isn’t forgotten.Meanwhile, where next for Collins in his career as a Chelsea loanee? He is thinking only of a push to get Burton into the play-offs and hopefully back into the Championship.”Burton went down from the Championship last season, so we have a very, very good squad here. We haven’t quite found the missing piece of the jigsaw, but we are struggling to see out our games. I feel like now we are starting to find it and I hope to find it soon.”The league is still the most important and always is. It is nice to be in the semi-final and get there but we want to push for the play-offs in the league.”Perhaps ignoring the pressure and looking to enjoy every minute is what will keep Collins robust enough for a long career in professional football.last_img read more

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NFL Analyst: This Georgia Star Is Perfect Fit For Seahawks

first_imgKirby Smart and his Georgia players waiting in the tunnel before walking onto the field.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks out of the tunnel with his players during warm ups prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)In the last few years, Georgia has emerged as an SEC powerhouse, and looks to rival Alabama in the coming years. And much like the Crimson Tide, we can expect to see plenty of Bulldogs making their way to the NFL next year.One player specifically, Georgia CB Deandre Baker, could be poised to fill some very big shoes.According to NFL analyst Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report, Baker would be an ideal fit with the Seattle Seahawks.Injuries and free agency have devastated the Legion of Boom secondary in Seattle. Specifically, CB Richard Sherman, one of the best CBs in the NFL, signed with the San Francisco 49ers, leaving Seattle rather thin at the CB position.? Giants: Oregon QB Justin Herbert ? Raiders: Ohio State DE Nick BosaOne NFL draft prospect who should be on each team’s mind https://t.co/aGxJa6pKzq pic.twitter.com/9nhuyAgt0z— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) November 2, 2018Moton explained that Baker, though not the consensus best CB in the draft, has the ideal traits to replace Sherman due to his ball-hawking skills.Georgia cornerback DeAndre Baker may enter the 2019 draft as the second-best option behind Greedy Williams. He had at least two interceptions and five pass breakups in each of the last three seasons.At 5’11” and 185 pounds, Baker doesn’t have Sherman’s length, but opposing quarterbacks will think twice about throwing in his direction because of his ball-tracking skills. The senior cornerback is also a reliable tackler, which is important in limiting yards after the catch.He’s going to become a building block in the secondary for whichever team drafts him in April.Baker, a senior, has seven interceptions, a fumble recovery, and over 100 tackles in his college football career.last_img read more

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Michigan Has A Fired Head Coach On Its Sideline Today

first_imgJim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators took the field this afternoon in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. It’s a rematch of the 2017 season-opener in which the Wolverines won 33-17.Michigan opened the game with what looked to be a long touchdown run, but that call was overturned and the Wolverines failed to gain a first down. Since then, it’s been a defensive battle for two of the best defensive units in the nation.During the game, a familiar face popped up on the Michigan sideline.Former Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego was spotted on the Wolverines sideline. He’s working with Jim Harbaugh’s staff today.John Bonamego is on Michigan’s sideline, working with Jim Harbaugh’s staff today. pic.twitter.com/c3EaGP366B— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) December 29, 2018Bonamego was a longtime NFL special teams coordinator before landing the head coaching job at Central Michigan. He was fired by the Chippewas after leading the team to its worst season in program history – a 1-11 campaign.Now he’s hoping to help out the Wolverines head into 2019 with a win.last_img read more

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How Miami’s AD Reacted To Mark Richt’s Decision To Retire

first_imgMark Richt throws up the U at his intro press conference.CORAL GABLES, FL – DECEMBER 04: New University of Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt makes the ‘U’ sign after he was introduced at a press conference at the school on December 4, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)The college football coaching carousel got a little crazier on Sunday when Miami head coach Mark Richt announced he would be stepping down.Though as surprised as many fans were, it would appear that Miami athletic director Blake James was equally shocked.According to Yahoo! Sports writer Pete Thamel, James said he is “in shock” by Richt’s decision to leave the school.Richt’s Hurricanes went 7-5 in the regular season before getting blown out by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. Miami lost the game 35-3, one of their worst bowl defeats ever.Just spoke to Miami AD Blake James. He said he’s “in shock” over Mark Richt’s decision to step down at Miami.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 30, 2018In three years at Miami, Richt went 26-13, making three bowl games and winning the ACC Coastal division title in 2017. The Hurricanes ultimately lost the ACC Championship game to Clemson that year.The 2018 season proved to be a trying year for Miami, and their seven wins were the second-fewest of Richt’s head coaching career.Prior to his three-year stint with Miami, Richt served 15 seasons as head coach of Georgia, winning two SEC titles during his time there.Miami will be holding a press conference this afternoon to address the news.last_img read more

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MLB Insider Has New Update On Kyler Murray, Oakland A’s

first_imgkyler murray walks off the field after the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Kyler Murray is reportedly seeking further compensation from the Oakland A’s in order to choose baseball over football, but the figure is apparently smaller than originally reported.Earlier this evening, it was reported that Murray was seeking $15 million from the A’s.“According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M. He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow. The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him,” Mike Leslie tweeted.According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M.He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow.The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 13, 2019An Oakland A’s beat reporter says that Murray isn’t actually seeking $15 million, though the two sides are trying to come to an agreement.“I am told that $15 million figure being cited as Murray’s request to A’s is inaccurate (the figure is too high, source says), but the A’s and Murray’s representatives are working on trying something creative to accommodate him, thus today’s meeting. MLB would have to OK,” Susan Slusser tweeted.I am told that $15 million figure being cited as Murray’s request to A’s is inaccurate (the figure is too high, source says), but the A’s and Murray’s representatives are working on trying something creative to accommodate him, thus today’s meeting. MLB would have to OK.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 13, 2019Murray has until Monday to make a decision on the 2019 NFL Draft. He’s projected to be a first-round pick if he comes out, though it’s unclear where exactly he could land.last_img read more

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4-Star OL Doug Nester Flips From Ohio State To Virginia Tech

first_img The 6-foot-6, 314-pound Nester is the No. 6 offensive guard prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is also the No. 2 senior in the state of West Virginia, behind five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright, who is set to announce his commitment later today.Nester is one of two prominent four-stars to flip this morning. Four-star defensive end Khris Bogle out of Florida backed off his Alabama pledge and announced he was signing with the Gators.While many elite recruits signed during the early signing period in December, there are some still on the board today.Stick with The Spun for all the major news from National Signing Day. Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Four-star offensive lineman Doug Nester, who had been committed to Ohio State since August 2017, has flipped his commitment and signed with Virginia Tech.Nester made the call for the Hokies this morning on National Signing Day. He officially visited Blacksburg last weekend.In addition to VT, Penn State also made a late push for Nester, but the Huntington (WV) Spring Valley standout will be wearing maroon and orange in college.Signed…? #HardSmartTough pic.twitter.com/kKD7sgEZ0u— Doug Nester (@Freshie74) February 6, 2019last_img read more

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Notre Dame DT Ja’Mion Franklin Gets Big Injury News

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football stadium.6 Oct 2001: A general view of the crowd during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish defeated the Panthers 24-7.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /AllsportNotre Dame defensive tackle Ja’Mion Franklin has been out of action since a quad injury he suffered in the middle of last season. But he just got an injury update that bodes very well for his sophomore campaign.According to Matt Freeman of Irish Sports Daily, Franklin has been cleared to play following extensive rehab. Per the report, he will be ready for the start of fall camp.Per UHND.com, Franklin’s imminent return should do wonders for the team’s defensive line depth. The team was slated to go into the season with Kurt Hinish and Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa as starters but with very little behind them.A source tells me #NotreDame sophomore DT Ja’mion Franklin has been cleared and will be ready for the start of fall camp.Franklin suffered a quad tendon injury in week four against Wake Forest last fall. pic.twitter.com/uRHT300tBf— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) July 25, 2019 Franklin was a three-star prospect coming out of high school, per 247Sports. He was the No. 570 overall prospect in the country, the No. 44 defensive tackle, and the No. 12 prospect from Maryland.Last season Notre Dame ran the table on their regular season schedule, going 12-0 and securing their first-ever spot in the College Football Playoff.They would ultimately get blown out by Clemson in the Cotton Bowl.Notre Dame lost several star contributors to that team, including star defensive tackle Jerry Tillery, to the NFL Draft.With a schedule slated to be much tougher next year, Notre Dame will need all of the depth that they can get.last_img read more

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Jalen Hurts Had A Great Reaction To Being Named Captain At Oklahoma

first_imgformer alabama quarterback jalen hurtsTUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field between quarters against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts has only been at Oklahoma for a couple of months but the former Alabama quarterback has already made a huge impression on his coaches and teammates.The Sooners announced on Wednesday that Hurts would be one of the team’s captains for the 2019 season.Hurts, who will start at quarterback for Oklahoma in his final college football season, got emotional when talking about the honor.“It’s probably the biggest thing to me up to this point,” Hurts told reporters. “I know at Alabama, I played a significant role on a lot of their teams there in my three years. Being a captain was always my goal and really, one of my dreams, going down in Denny Chimes and all of that.” “But at this home, with this family, my teammates voting me captain. Only being here seven and a half, eight months, it’s a blessing, it’s kind of surreal. I’m happy.”Jalen Hurts on being named a captain: pic.twitter.com/yow2ww44Fq— Tyler Palmateer (@Tpalmateer83) August 29, 2019Hurts was named Oklahoma’s starting quarterback earlier this month, beating out Tanner Mordecai and Spencer Rattler.The Sooners open the 2019 regular season with a potentially-dicey game, taking on Houston on Sunday night.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has labeled the game a potential “upset alert” contest, though he believes Hurts and Oklahoma will prevail.Oklahoma and Houston are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Sunday. The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

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Photo: Tiger Woods In Attendance For Stanford-UCF Game

first_imgTiger Woods on the sidelines for a Stanford football game.PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 08: Golfer Tiger Woods looks on from the sidelines during an NCAA football game between the Washington State Cougars and Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Stanford and UCF will battle this afternoon in one of the best non-conference games Week 3 has to offer. There will be a very special guest in attendance at Spectrum Stadium as Tiger Woods is ready to support his alma mater.Before Woods put together a legendary golf career at the PGA level, he spent a few years at Stanford University.Woods has viewed several Stanford games over the past few years. Most of them are home games for the Cardinal, but today, the 15-time major winner is on the road to root for his school. Luckily for the golf legend, the game is very close to his residence in Windermere, Florida, just outside Orlando.The reigning Masters champion was seen on the sidelines for the Stanford prior to kickoff. Stanford’s official Twitter account shared photos of Woods talking with head coach David Shaw and quarterback K.J. Costello.Here are the photos of Woods going viral on social media:little pregame chit-chat.@kj_costello 🤝 @TigerWoods #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/M0hoYGi9L0— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) September 14, 2019The Cardinal are coming off a blowout loss to the USC Trojans in Week 2. To be fair, the team didn’t have Costello due to a nasty hit to the head that he suffered in the season opener.ESPN’s College GameDay crew has UCF defeating Stanford this afternoon, but perhaps the presence of Tiger Woods will inspire the Pac-12 program to win this game.last_img read more

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World Cup: India one of the favourites, hope they peak at right time, says Rahul Dravid

first_imgWorld Cup: India one of the favourites, hope they peak at right time, says Rahul DravidIndia have now won three away ODI series in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and are considered by many as the team to beat at the World Cup which begins on May 30.advertisement Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 21:38 IST India will be one of the favourites to win the ICC World Cup (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia have now won three away ODI series in South Africa, Australia and New ZealandIndia are considered by many as the team to beat at the World Cup”I think India are playing very good cricket at the moment,” Dravid saidFormer captain Rahul Dravid is confident that the Indian team under Virat Kohli will “peak during next few months” as they go into the World Cup in England and Wales as one of the tournament favourites.India have now won three away ODI series in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and are considered by many as the team to beat at the global event which begins on May 30.”I think India are playing very good cricket at the moment and go in as one of the favourites. Hopefully, we will peak in the next few months,” Dravid told reporters on Thursday after India A clinched the one-day series against England Lions by 4-1 margin.Dravid, who was the top scorer (461 runs) in the 1999 World Cup held in England, feels that there should not be any comparison between the two editions as conditions will be very different.”Wickets will be very flat in England and I expect it to be quite a high-scoring World Cup. When we were in England with A team, 300 was regularly scored,” Dravid said, citing how things have changed in the last two decades.”A lot more runs will be scored compared to the 1999 World Cup, where we used the Dukes white ball. The white Kookaburra with two new balls, revised field restrictions [different Powerplays] are different, so you can’t compare the two World Cups,” Dravid said.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rahul Dravidlast_img read more

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BCCI Ombudsman to review WV Raman’s appointment as India women’s team coach

first_imgBCCI Ombudsman to review WV Raman’s appointment as India women’s team coachBCCI Ombudsman and Ethics Officer DK Jain will review the controversial circumstances in which WV Raman was appointed as the head coach of the India women’s cricket team.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 19:20 IST WV Raman’s controversial appointment will be reviewed by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSWV Raman was appointed by an ad-hoc panel after the unceremonious exit of Ramesh PowarCoA members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji strongly divided on the coach selection processRaman’s matter has been referred to the BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain after four monthsThe appointment of women’s head coach WV Raman in controversial circumstances will be reviewed by BCCI Ombudsman and Ethics Officer DK Jain, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided in a meeting here on Saturday.Former India opener Raman was appointed in December following a selection process conducted by an ad-hoc panel comprising former captain Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.However, the then two-member CoA comprising chairman Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji were strongly divided on the coach selection process.While Rai had approved the appointment, Edulji called the entire process a “sham and unconstitutional”, saying the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, which had requested for more time, was entrusted with the responsibility of picking the coach.Four months later, the matter has been referred to the Ombudsman.”We have referred the matter to the Ombudsman and it will be his call whether the appointment will need to be reviewed or not,” a BCCI official told PTI after the meeting here.Performances under Raman have been a mixed bag with the team doing well in beating New Zealand and reigning World Cup champions England in the ICC ODI Championship. However, the results in the T20 format have a left a lot to be desired after a 0-3 scoreline against hosts New Zealand as well as the visiting England side.The 53-year-old from Chennai was given charge of the team after the unceremonious exit of Ramesh Powar.The BCCI had invited fresh applications for the job after Powar’s brief stint as interim coach ended in November in rather controversial circumstances.advertisementThe Supreme Court-appointed CoA had been divided over the selection process ever since fresh applications were invited.Powar’s controversial interim tenure ended on November 30 after a bitter fallout with ODI captain and senior player Mithali Raj over selection issues during the World T20 in the West Indies.Powar decided to re-apply after T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana came out in strong support of the former India spinner but was overlooked for the job.Also Read | Rahul Dravid front-runner for NCA head coach after BCCI decides to invite applicationsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BCCIFollow OmbudsmanFollow WV RamanFollow India women’s team coachlast_img read more

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Poonam Dhillon’s daughter Paloma stretching in new pics is all the Monday Motivation you need

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Paloma Dhillon has an enviable figure and the reason behind it has been revealed on Instagram.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: “Don’t forget to stretch,” Paloma wrote as she shared a set of pictures from her workout session today.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: For her session, Paloma wore a sports bra and mini shorts.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Paloma, who is actress Poonam Dhillon’s daughter, nailed the perfect stretch here.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Yes, Paloma is pretty good at the cobra pose.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Would you dare to do this stretch? Of course, if Paloma makes it look that easy.Photo: InstagramSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Poonam DhillonPaloma DhillonSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: In case you are in dire need of motivation, turn to Poonam Dhillon’s daughter Paloma’s Instagram. She nailed her stretches perfectly in a set of images made available on Instagram.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d0773b3742da1560769459_1550538_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, June 17, 2019 – 16:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==Short Headline: Poonam Dhillon’s daughter Paloma stretching in new pics is all the Monday Motivation you needApp headline: Poonam Dhillon’s daughter Paloma stretching in new pics is all the Monday Motivation you need1200x675:last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs Afghanistan

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoBuzztop-IndiaSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred with the ball for Afghanistan with 3 wicketsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with 83 runs off 87 ballsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Gulbadin Naib was superb with bat and ball as he scored 47 runs and picked up 2 wickets with the ball for AfghanistanThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Shakib Al Hasan equalled Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record of scoring a fifty and picking up five-wicket haul in the same matchThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Shakib Al Hasan also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling figures of 5 for 29 were the best by a Bangladeshi cricketer in World CupsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: shakib al hasanBangladesh vs AfghanistanWorld Cup 2019BAN v AFGSource type: photogalleryShort description: Shakib Al Hasan registered career-best figures of 5 for 29 in 10 overs and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pick up a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match as they bowled out Afghanistan for 200 while defending 262 for 7 at the Hampshire Bowl.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d111213cad0e1561399827_1555469_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, June 24, 2019 – 23:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjE4MDgxMjYiLCIxODA2NjYxIl19770x433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs AfghanistanApp headline: World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs Afghanistan1200x675:last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: All-round Australia brush aside England to reach semi-finals

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoCricket World Cup 2019Buzztop-IndiaSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Captain Finch rose to the occasion with his second century of the tournamentThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Mitchell Starc finished with 4 for 43 as England failed to chase 286.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Stokes made 89 but couldn’t prevent England from slidingThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Jason Behrendorff finished with figures of 5/44 and played a crucial role in England’s downfallThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: World Cup 2019England VS AustraliaAaron FinchEoin MorganSource type: photogalleryShort description: Australia hammered England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to enter the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. After Aaron Finch smashed a classy 100, Jason Behrendorff picked 5 for 44 and Mitchell Starc finished with 4 for 43 as England failed to chase 286.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d147083c56d21561620611_1556151_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 23:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjE4MDY2NjMiLCIxODA4MTI2IiwiMTgwNjY2MSJdLCJzdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTgwNjYwOCJdLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NTAifQ==770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: All-round Australia brush aside England to reach semi-finalsApp headline: World Cup 2019: All-round Australia brush aside England to reach semi-finals1200x675:last_img read more

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