Month: October 2019

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitch

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitchby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will be stronger for his game against Borussia Dortmund.The 0-0 Champions League draw was Messi’s first appearance of the season.Valverde said afterwards: “He is the same way any player would be who didn’t do a preseason and had only done four or five sessions with the group. “With hardly any preparation, he had came into a game that was already underway. It’s the first game with him and also the first full game for Luis Suarez. It’s the first step because we need the players in attack who play together.” last_img

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with their win at Sheffield United.The Reds battled to a 1-0 triumph thanks to Gini Wijnaldum’s winner.Klopp said afterwards: “For us it was important to win. We had unbelievably big chances In the first half we had two big chances and in the second one which we scored from. These games, they are not all beauties and you have to work hard for the results.”You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it. One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.”I was frustrated, and at half time we spoke about it. We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again. It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things. They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat. I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens. We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.” last_img read more

17 days agoSpurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettinoby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen concedes Tottenham are going through a crisis period.Last season’s Champions League finalists have experience a disastrous few weeks.Denmark midfielder Eriksen says, “It’s the hardest period under him (manager Mauricio Pochettino). In my first season at the club it was a little up and down with the coach, but after Pochettino took over, it has almost been only success stories.”It’s a tough time for everyone. Both for people from outside and for the club.”In all clubs there is pressure when you lose. It’s on us players, too, because it’s not just the coach’s fault, since it’s us playing football.” last_img read more

Video: Here’s Footage Of The Two Llamas Evading Capture Set To Rod Bramblett’s “Kick Six” Audio Call

first_imgRunaway llamas that went viral in 2015.Two llamas, one white and one black, got loose today in Phoenix and set off a chase that lasted a half-hour. Their chase went viral, leading to some fantastic memes and funny content. Both llamas showed impressive elusiveness, and one person decided to pay tribute to their escapability. He did so by dubbing Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett’s famous “Kick Six” call from the 2013 Iron Bowl over footage of the llamas evading capture.Take a look, and a listen:Well-done, and it seems like the white llama at least is a higher-rated prospect than Kick-Six hero Chris Davis was.BREAKING: We now have a new no. 1 player in the @247Sports Composite! #llamas #TeamLlama— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 26, 2015last_img

Photo: Maryland’s Jared Nickens And Melo Trimble Hung Out With Radio DJ Peter Rosenberg

first_imgA closeup of Melo Trimble biting his Maryland uniform.ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 16: Melo Trimble #2 of the Maryland Terrapins reacts after being defeated by the Xavier Musketeers 76-65 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)When you’re having as good of a freshman year as Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens are, you get to hang with some pretty cool people. Peter Rosenberg is the well-known host of The Hot 97 Morning Show on 97.1 FM in New York City. He also hosts a wrestling podcast for Grantland. He’s also an alumnus of the University of Maryland, and a fan of the Terrapins.Rosenberg attended Maryland’s 60-50 win over Rutgers on Tuesday, which solidified the Terps as the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. After the game, he hung out with Trimble and Nickens, who posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram.Overall, I’d say the Maryland program is doing alright for its first year in a new league.last_img read more

Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

first_imgAntoine Mason's sneakers remembering his father.On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since the passing of his father.Antoine Mason inscribed his shoes to honor his father during tonight’s SEC tournament game #AuburnFamily— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) March 11, 2015Mason scored four points in 18 minutes and helped lead his team to a victory over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.last_img

Video: Mike Francesa Says CBS Knows Who Leaked The Bracket

first_imgMike Francesa talks about leaked CBS bracket.mike francesa cbs bracketThis past Sunday night, midway through the CBS NCAA Tournament selection show, the full bracket leaked online, sending the college basketball world into a frenzy. It was the first time in history that any part of the bracket had been revealed early.As you’d imagine, both the NCAA and CBS are taking the issue seriously. And according to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the network already knows the source of the leak. Francesa told callers Monday that he also knows the source. Mike Francesa knows who leaked the NCAA brackets on Twitter; is not authorized to tell us,@KennyDucey @sportswatch— I Nevah Said Dat! (@RNs_Funhouse) March 15, 2016Will the rest of us know by the end of the week? Maybe. If it really was one rogue employee doing the damage, you can imagine he/she is going to be in a world of trouble.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

Video: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, DE Quanzell Lambert Play 1-on-1 Hoops During Team Meeting

first_imgChris Ash plays 1-on-1 during team meeting.Chris Ash 1-on-1Since taking over as Rutgers’ head coach, Chris Ash has made a lot of changes to the program. He’s revamped facilities, changed the uniforms, and built up momentum in recruiting.Apparently, at least temporarily, Ash has added a basketball hoop to the team’s primary meeting room. Today, he and defensive end Quanzell Lambert played a little 1-on-1 before a [email protected] vs Quanzell Lambert before team meeting #RFootball— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) June 29, 2016Ash is giving up a lot of size there, and he probably fouled Lambert, but hey, he’s the guy running the program so he gets home calls.last_img

Report: Brighton 0 Watford 0

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion’s winless run was stretched to five Premier League matches as they were held to an unremarkable 0-0 draw at home to Watford on Saturday.Chris Hughton’s men just about shaded proceedings and appeared slightly more positive going forward, but a goalless draw seemed fair on the balance of play in a poor game at the Amex Stadium.There were few moments of excitement in a generally dull first half, though Brighton did look marginally more threatening and went close through Jurgen Locadia just before the break. 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? Brighton were the brighter of the two sides again after the break, but they were unable to find a way past the excellent Ben Foster, as Javi Gracia’s Watford side drew three days on from a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.Quality was sorely lacking in the first half and opportunities were scarce as a result.Neither side looked particularly creative, so it was little surprise to see the only notable chances come via aerial balls.Troy Deeney nodded just wide of the left-hand post when he met Daryl Janmaat’s cross on the edge of the box 18 minutes in, while Locadia forced Foster into an acrobatic save with a headed effort of his own late in the half.The match opened up a little at the start of the second half and Brighton almost unlocked Watford’s defence – Solly March providing a fine cross into the danger zone after a darting run up the right, only for Janmaat to clear just ahead of the lurking Glenn Murray.Brighton increased the intensity towards the end and went close twice in quick succession with 10 minutes to go, but Foster first brilliantly tipped a Locadia header over, before nudging a Shane Duffy overhead kick around the post.Watford had a late chance of their own as Will Hughes caused havoc in the box, but Dunk tackled him with his face while on the ground, before coming away with the ball between his knees and clearing to safety, only for Foster to thwart Florin Andone on the break at the other end.Not much going on here so here’s a picture of Holebas— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) February 2, 2019 What does it mean? Foster shows his worth to WatfordFoster was impressive against Spurs on Wednesday, only to see his work go to waste through two late Tottenham goals. He was not to be beaten at the Amex, however, pulling off four particularly impressive saves. Watford would be far worse off without him.March gives Holebas the run-aroundBrighton winger March was easily the busiest attacking player on the pitch. He went on several fine runs up the right flank and produced some very good deliveries. Unfortunately for him, Brighton failed to make the most of him getting the better – almost constantly – of Jose Holebas.Disappointing Deulofeu fails to deliverWhile March put in an excellent display on Brighton’s right flank, Gerard Deulofeu was ineffective for Watford. Seemingly occupying a central position, the Spaniard looked lost and contributed precious little before being withdrawn in the 70th minute.Key Opta facts- Brighton have failed to score in three consecutive home games in all competitions (W0 D2 L1) for the first time since January 2016.- This was Watford manager Javier Gracia’s 39th Premier League game in charge of the Hornets, more than any other manager for the club in the competition.- Brighton have never lost a Premier League game in February (W2 D2), one of just two teams to be unbeaten in a single month in the competition’s history (Blackpool W2 D0 L0 in December).What’s next?After Wednesday’s FA Cup trip to West Brom, Brighton return to Premier League action at home to Burnley on Saturday. Watford are also back in front of their own fans on the same day, hosting Everton and former coach Marco Silva.last_img read more

Lunin to act as Courtois understudy in Madrid GK shake-up

first_imgUkraine were crowned champions of the Under-20 World Cup after beating South Korea in the final on Saturday, ably aided in their quest by Andriy Lunin, who was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.Conceding just four goals in seven matches, the Real Madrid-owned shot-stopper proved his worth on one of the grandest of stages after and underwhelming loan spell at Leganes had fans questioning why the 20-year-old had been signed for €8.5 million back in 2018.Goal reported previously that Madrid had been following the relative unknown for two full seasons before splashing out on Lunin, however, and can now reveal that they are confident enough in the young custodian to allow both Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane to move on. 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? Paris Saint-Germain seems the most feasible option for Navas following Gianluigi Buffon’s departure from Parc des Princes, while Porto could also make a move for the Costa Rican following Iker Casillas’ unfortunate heart issues.A move will not be easy, however, with the goalkeeper’s long list of accolades, reputation, his age (32) and high salary making things difficult.Regardless, Real Madrid are confident that they will offload the Costa Rica international before the end of the summer transfer window.The next piece of the puzzle is securing a third-choice goalkeeper, as Luca Zidane has grown tired of a lack of first-team opportunities and is hopeful of a move – to France’s Ligue 1 in particular – in order to play more first-team football and take the next step in his young career.Like Navas, a move for Zidane would be complicated, but due to a lack of first-team experience rather than a glittering CV.Should no teams register an interest in the 21-year-old, he would remain behind Thibaut Courtois and Lunin in the pecking order under his father.If Navas and Luca Zidane are indeed sold, Los Blancos will use a member of their Castilla side as their third choice.All things considered, there is a lot still to happen in the Spanish capital before the beginning of the 2019-20 season, but one thing is clear: Courtois – the 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner – will be first-choice, while Lunin – the U20 Golden Glove winner – will be his understudy.last_img read more