TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: No transfer decisions set in stoneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he needs to consider where his squad needs to be strengthened ahead of the market opening next month.Simon Francis is out for the season with a knee injury.Asked whether his captain’s setback would impact on his thinking ahead of the upcoming transfer window, Howe replied: “I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t and I have had those conversations but we will wait and see what happens.“Nothing has been decided we have made no moves in the market at all at the moment. I think it’s a case of still seeing what options we have available to us.“It would be foolish of me to make that promise and pledge but we are looking at what we can do.”
Chelsea boss Sarri: I remember Hodgson from Inter Milan and Udineseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is full of praise for Crystal Palace counterpart Roy Hodgson.The two teams meet on Sunday.Hodgson worked in Serie A with Inter Milan and Udinese while the Chelsea boss was working in the minor Italian leagues.He said: “He was and is a very good coach. I remember him in Italy in Inter and the second time in Udine.”I remember very well and he was a very good coach. I saw his team during the season and they are improving a lot I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro: There’s no excusesby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Casemiro admits they fell well short of standards in their thrashing at PSG.Real slumped to a 3-0 Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.”The truth is that we didn’t play well,” Casemiro told Movistar. “They took control of the game and we know that it’s always very difficult here.”They’re very strong, they have great players and there is no excuse.”We’re going to keep working… there’s still lots of time to change this.”We always try to be aggressive, but when the result is 3-0 we know that things are noted more.”We know that if you don’t play a pretty much perfect match here, you don’t win.”There’s lots of time to change this.”Los Blancos posed very little attacking threat and weren’t able to find a way past Keylor Navas in the PSG goal.”We had chances,” Casemiro said. “We scored two goals that didn’t stand, but I don’t think there’s an excuse right now.”We didn’t play well. It’s a delicate moment to speak, but we’re working and we have time to change this.”
Newcastle watching Lille star Victor Osimhenby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are watching Lille star Victor Osimhen.Osimhen, 20, has scored eight goals and provided two assists in 12 appearances this season having arrived from Belgian side Charleroi for £10million in July.The Chronicle reports Newcastle are keeping tabs on the Nigeria international.And it’s suggested that manager Steve Bruce will have funds to spend in January to complete the deal. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 22: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Monday night, it was reported by a number of sources that Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and at least one of his teammates were attacked outside a Waka Flocka Flame concert in Panama City, Florida while on spring break. Tuesday morning, video of the incident has surfaced. The alleged perpetrator might have also boasted on his Twitter account about his involvement.In the below clips, both Prescott and one of his teammates are brutally attacked by a group of men in a parking lot immediately following the concert. Prescott can be seen struggling to get up after the encounter. The Bulldogs signal-caller suffered a number of cuts and bruises, but according to the school, he does not have any significant injuries.One Twitter user, @str8fam_dwilson, reportedly took to social media after the incident to boast about attacking Prescott and his teammates. He’s since deleted the tweets, but a number of users screenshotted them. We can’t confirm that he was involved.So these are the ignorant fools, @str8fam_dwilson, that allegedly jumped on @DakPrescott? Just stupid @Yep_ItsCheryl pic.twitter.com/DTTTPBiINk— JoeAMorton (@theJunebugg731) March 10, 2015@BettaCuffYoMain @str8fam_dwilson pic.twitter.com/Pg5RvkaUtw— James Thurman (@coachthurman) March 10, 2015Luckily, none of the players were seriously injured. But it’s still clear that this was a scary situation for all.
Vine/CMTomlinYou can’t accuse Hampton head coach Edward Joyner of not having a sense of humor about his team’s chances against undefeated Kentucky. During today’s post-game press conference following the Pirates’ win against Manhattan, Joyner pretended to call Jesus to ask about his team’s odds against the Wildcats. Apparently, Jesus went chalk in his bracket.Hampton’s coach just pretended to call Jesus about their odds against Kentucky and Jesus hung up on him. https://t.co/hr87mfqoG0— C.M. Tomlin (@CM_Tomlin) March 18, 2015During a media session earlier in the week, when asked about a possible match-up with Kentucky, Joyner said “you’ve got to hope you’ve got Jesus on speed dial”. This is your second installment of “Hampton is your new favorite 16 seed.”
2 Nov 1996: The University of Notre Dame Leprachaun mascot leads the crowd during the Fighting Irish 54-27 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/ALLSPORTEarlier today we showed you the 2016 College Football Fan Map created by users on Reddit’s college football page. The map shows the most-popular college football team in every county in the United States. You can view it here.Along with the overall map, team-specific maps have been created. Here’s where the most Notre Dame football fans are located throughout the country.Notre Dame clearly has a huge fan base that spreads throughout the United States. It’s hard to find another fan base that covers as much ground.
Twitter/AntoniettaESPNESPN revamped its flagship program SportsCenter towards the beginning of 2016, adding some new faces along the way. One of those new faces – Antonietta “Toni” Collins – has done a terrific job since stepping in as one of the newest anchors on SportsCenter, also providing ESPN Now news updates within the weekday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. editions of the ESPN news and information program. Collins, a graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, is a rising star at the Worldwide Leader of Sports, looking to follow in the footsteps of her mother María Antonieta Collins, a television reporter for more than 40 years in Mexico and the U.S.Where is she from? How did she get her start? Is she single? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Antonietta Collins >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6
Liverpool must avoid playing Naby Keita and Adam Lallana in the same midfield, says John Aldridge, with the pair having shown that they are “not up to the job for a title-winning team”.Jurgen Klopp shuffled his pack on Monday night for the trip to West Ham in the Premier League.AdChoices广告He saw his side take the lead at the London Stadium through Sadio Mane, but Michail Antonio restored parity in another 1-1 draw for the Reds. 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? That result opened the door to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s side moving to the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Everton.Liverpool must now plot a response and a former frontman has urged them to favour other options in midfield after seeing two inconsistent performers fluff their lines on their latest audition.Aldridge told the Irish Independent: “Klopp’s side dropped more points at West Ham, but a bigger issue for me in both games has been the performance or lack of it from Liverpool’s midfielders.“[Mohamed] Salah, Mane and [Roberto] Firmino will give you a cutting edge if the balance of the team is right, but the players sitting behind them at West Ham failed to produce the goods and it cost Liverpool.“I know Klopp was forced into changes due to injuries, but Adam Lallana and Naby Keita cannot play together in midfield again, as they are just not up to the job for a title-winning team.“My first impressions of Lallana when he came to Liverpool were not positive and while he proved me wrong to an extent with some good performances before his recent injury problems, it looks like he is struggling to get back to those levels once again after so long in the treatment room.“As for Keita, he has not settled at Liverpool and has failed to deliver the performances we were expecting from him, with Klopp and his coaching staff fighting to get him up to speed and still waiting to see if he will be good enough to play in this team.”Lallana has been ravaged by fitness issues in recent times, with a string of injury problems restricting him to 15 appearances last season and 11 in the current campaign.Keita has been handed 23 outings across all competitions, but has made only 11 Premier League starts and is yet to justify the £52.75 million ($68m) transfer fee that was required to secure his services from RB Leipzig. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Real Madrid have decided to launch their own women’s team, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.Real Madrid have agreed to buy CD Tacon, a Madrid-based team promoted to Liga Iberdrola – the domestic women’s top-flight – at the end of last season.Spanish news outlet El Mundo reports that Madrid president Florentino Perez has sanctioned a deal worth around €500,000 for Tacon’s licence to be transferred to Real, with the re-branded team to take up their place in the league next season. 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? Confirming the arrangement, Rafael del Amo, president of the RFEF Women’s Soccer Committee, told Efe: “The Federation has had something to do, we thought it was very important that the best national teams have a female team.”I always jokingly told my Real Madrid friends that they would not be great without a female team. I can say they are great.”The arrangement apparently only covers the first team, with a decision on an academy dependent on development. The women’s team will train and play at Real’s Ciudad Real Madrid complex in Valdebebas.Tacon were founded in 2014 by the management company of ex-player Ana Rossell, AR10, with the idea of ultimately becoming part of the fold at Real once they had reached the top level.Real now shed their tag as one of elite European soccer’s last clubs without a women’s team, with the Tacón acquisition allowing the club to invest in an existing side.Barcelona, are the top-spending club in the Spanish women’s top-flight, spending close to €4 million (£3.6m/$4.5m) a year, but most club’s operate on a budget closer to €500,000.The news comes shortly after the RFEF announced that next season there will be about €20m ($23m/£18m) allocated for women’s soccer, of which €6.5m will go to the national team and the rest to club competitions.Of the club allocation, the national soccer body will only contribute roughly seven per cent, according to Palco23, while the rest will come from commercial rights.Last season’s Primera Division was dominated by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona as both teams completed the campaign more than 30 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Levante.Meanwhile, Barcelona won their second straight Copa de la Reina and reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Lyon.