first_imgChelsea Conte unable to confirm that he will be at Chelsea next season Christopher Devine 23:32 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte Chelsea v Leicester City Leicester City Premier League Arsenal A. Sánchez Reports have linked the Italian with an end-of-season exit from Stamford Bridge, and the Premier League title winner admits “everything is possible” Antonio Conte says “everything is possible” when it comes to his future at Chelsea, but insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge.A series of reports have suggested Conte, whose contract runs until the end of the 2018-19 campaign, could leave the club at the end of this season.Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique are the latest names to have been linked with replacing Conte, with the former Italy boss invited to comment on those rumours when he held a news conference on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Everything is possible,” said Conte with a shrug of the shoulders. “I have another year of contract with this club but, as you know very well in football, everything is possible.”In one moment you stay here and in another you are in another place and another person replaces you. Football is like this. Our job is very difficult. Everything can change.”Antonio Conte Chelsea exit everything possibleConte, who won the Premier League title in his first season in London, believes continued speculation over his future owes much to Chelsea’s high turnover of managers over the past decade “I’m happy and I’m enjoying my period here,” he added. “It wasn’t easy… because it was my first experience in another country. But, for sure, I am enjoying my experience. I’m enjoying to live in this atmosphere and to work with my players. In this aspect I am very happy.”I have another year of my contract and in this case I think the club has to decide to send me away. In football now it’s very difficult to predict if you can stay for many years in one club, especially now in England. Before, the manager – he was in charge for many years. Now all of a sudden you decide to sack the managers earlier.”I’m not surprised [by the rumours] because we are not talking about my work – the history of Chelsea speaks very clear.”For this reason, it’s normal if the press is used to speaking a lot about the managers of Chelsea. It doesn’t change the situation. I don’t ask to change the situation. My only problem is to continue to work and to do a job, be professional and have good results.”I have a lot of experience to deal with this type of situation. I am very serene. I trust in my work and the work we are doing.”last_img read more

first_imgWest Ham United West Ham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Watford Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 14:50 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Manuel Lanzini West Ham Getty West Ham United Premier League West Ham United v Watford Watford The Hammers need a victory over the Hornets to move further clear of danger in the Premier League West Ham face Watford this weekend, looking to pull further clear of relegation danger.The Hammers sit just three points above the relegation zone but they are a mere three points behind the Hornets, who sit 11th.The importance of this fixture, then, is clear for all Hammers fans to see as David Moyes tries to lead the club to top-flight survival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WEST HAM INJURIES The Irons are struggling with a number of injuries, with three central midfield players currently on the treatment table.Pedro Obiang has a ligament injury, and will be out until July, along with Manuel Lanzini, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.Andy Carroll has a fractured foot and remains out, while Edimilson Fernandes has an ankle injury.Marko Arnautovic, however, could return to the bench after overcoming his own hamstring problem.WEST HAM SUSPENSIONS Arthur Masuaku remains suspended after receiving a six-game ban for spitting.WEST HAM STARTING LINE-UP Arnautovic’s return to the bench will be a major boost for Moyes, with the Austrian having been out since the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on January 20.Loan signing Joao Mario should feature, and is likely to replace Manuel Lanzini in the No.10 role, while Michail Antonio may be deployed as a striker.Javier Hernandez scored against Brighton in last week’s 3-1 loss and should continue up front, while Adrian will stay in goal ahead of Joe Hart.It remains to be seen if new signing Patrice Evra will feature, but he is more likely to start on the bench than in the XI, given that he has not played since November.Predicted West Ham XIWATFORD TEAM NEWS Watford have as many as 11 players currently injured, but they will be able to field Troy Deeney, who escaped an FA charge for using an obscene gesture during the club’s massive 4-1 win over Chelsea.Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Molla Wague (hamstring), Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Will Hughes (hamstring), Miguel Britos (foot), Younes Kaboul (metatarsal), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and Tommie Hoban (knee) are all injured.Heurelho Gomes will face a late fitness test following a back spasm, while Tom Cleverley is a doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury. Craig Cathcart may be fit.Troy Deeney David Luiz Watford ChelseaTV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, with no live television coverage available in the UK. Highlights can be seen on Match of the Day on BBC One at 22:30 GMT.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Since a run of 11 consecutive home wins against the Hornets in all competitions between September 1984 and November 2004, West Ham have won just one of their last five home games against them (D1 L3). Watford’s 4-2 victory away at West Ham last season was the first time they’d scored four goals in an away top-flight game for 30 years, since winning 5-1 at Chelsea in May 1986. David Moyes has never lost a home league match against the Hornets (P4 W3 D1 L0) and has won both home Premier League meetings against them. Michail Antonio has scored six goals in his last seven league matches against Watford, including a brace in West Ham’s 4-2 defeat in September 2016 at London Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United Lukaku quashes talk of Mourinho rift at Man Utd following FA Cup final questions Chris Burton 23:25 5/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku, Jose Mourinho Getty Manchester United Romelu Lukaku José Mourinho Belgium Premier League World Cup The Belgian has sought to clarify why he did not start a Wembley showpiece against Chelsea and shed light on his relationship with a demanding boss Romelu Lukaku claims to have a “perfect relationship” with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite the Portuguese having queried his absence from the starting line-up in the FA Cup final.As the Red Devils prepared to face Chelsea at Wembley, much of the pre-match attention focused on the fitness of a star striker looking to line up against his former club.Lukaku had been nursing an ankle problem heading into the game and was eventually deemed to be short of the fitness levels required to play from the off in such a crucial fixture. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Mourinho was, however, to suggest that it was the £75 million striker, not him, who made that call, telling reporters: “It’s not difficult, it was his decision, it was his decision.”When a player tells you he’s not ready to play, not ready to start, then the question is, ‘How many minutes you think you can [play]?’ But how can I convince a player who is not ready? It’s nonsense.”Lukaku has now sought to clarify why he only figured off the bench in a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea, while also seeking to end any talk of a rift having emerged at Old Trafford between star forward and demanding manager.He said when asked if he was desperate to start the FA Cup final: “Of course I was, but I didn’t look good in training at all.”It was a difficult situation. Obviously me and the manager had a conversation, he’s the one that made the decision.”But we had a conversation after the game, where we were both disappointed that we lost the game.Romelu Lukaku Jose Mourinho Manchester United no rift“I said to him, ‘I’m looking forward to next season’, to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.”Everybody is thinking me and the manager has a big issue or something, but it’s not like that, me and the manager have a perfect relationship. We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear.”Lukaku was speaking at Belgium’s World Cup training base, as they ready themselves for another shot at global glory.This could be the last time a so-called ‘golden generation’ competes at a major tournament before the inevitable emergence of new talent, but a man expected to provide inspiration in the final third is reluctant to set any targets for Roberto Martinez’s star-studded side.Lukaku added: “A few years ago, before we went to Brazil [World Cup 2014] and France [Euro 2016], I was always saying I want to go to the final and win the tournament, because talent-wise I think we have one of the most talented teams.”But at the end of the day, from the past experiences that I’ve learned, that’s not the best thing to say. You have to show your talent and ambition on the pitch.”For us now we are using these three weeks to make sure we are prepared, and make sure we win as many games as possible. If you do that, you can have a lot of nice results.”last_img read more

first_imgThis interview is the second in a seven part series taken during the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June.  In this interview we speak with Giselle Martin.To view the video please follow the link http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=865 or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage www.austouch.com.aulast_img

first_imgMourinho confidant slams ‘clown’ Pogba: Man Utd protect the shirt sellerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho confidant Eladio Parames has taken fresh aim at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Mourinho’s bitter bust-ups with the £89m midfielder – who did not even get off the bench for the 3-1 loss at Liverpool on Sunday – have been a key factor behind the Portuguese coach’s dismissal.Parames, 69, who has known Mourinho since he was a kid and advised him throughout his career, has leapt to the defence of the ex-Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid boss.“When a player like Pogba breaks the established rules and publishes videos on social networks of the clowning he does in the spa, nobody criticises him for this disrespect and supports the decision of the coach, whose sole purpose is to educate a young man,” wrote Parames in his weekly column for the Portuguese sport paper Record, which was published on Tuesday.“On the contrary, the important thing is not the results in the pitch, but the results of the merchandising. And Pogba sells a lot of shirts and other merchandise.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Alberto Moreno insists no LaLiga offersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Alberto Moreno admits he’s waiting to hear from Sevilla.Off contract in June, Moreno has talked up the prospect of returning to his old club.However, the defender told Cadena Ser: “I have a contract with Liverpool and I do not know what the future holds for me, right now I think only of the Reds, whether I play or support the team from outside Seville… “No one called me, neither from Seville nor from other Spanish clubs.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Willian urges Chelsea to curb wastefulness: We should’ve smashed Brightonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be more clinical in front of goal.The Blues had 17 shots on goal in the first half without a goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton.”We needed it,” the Brazilian told the club’s website. “We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on. We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical.”We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game. “The clean sheet means we get confidence now. We will have more confidence in the next games and we have to carry on the same way. “If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to win points and win games, so we go for it. We have to keep pushing and working hard, and I think we can do that.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Robbie Brady delighted with Burnley playing returnby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRobbie Brady was delighted to make his return to the Burnley fold last weekend.The Irishman started his first game of the season in the 2-1 loss to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.”I was over the moon to be back in the starting XI,” said Brady, whose start to the campaign was delayed by a fractured rib.”It’s been a bit disappointing with the freak injury I got in pre-season, which wasn’t ideal.”Just getting back to the level where I feel I’m at now has been good. I enjoyed being back out there and as a team I think we did well.” last_img read more

first_imgCam Newton walking onto the field with fire in the background.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With Super Bowl 50 just over a week away, ESPN’s SportsCenter wanted to give fans a set of throwback photos to remind both Broncos supporters and Panthers supporters of where their star quarterbacks played in college. Seems innocent enough, right?Well, instead of choosing to post a photo of Newton playing for Auburn, where he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a national championship, they instead chose to post a photo of him from his Florida days, where he attempted a total of 12 passes and transferred after a stolen laptop scandal.#TBT to Peyton Manning and Cam Newton in their college days. pic.twitter.com/hoa1P7fuxD— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 28, 2016SportsCenter’s responses were predictable:@SportsCenter The famous Florida Gator, Cam Newton.— the marshan (@marshmau5) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter that’s some sweet troll level stuff right there— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter @Rampage_Hill oh yeah let’s put a pic of him at Florida instead of Auburn where he won the heisman. Makes sense.— H2k ZuRp #OASF (@PHiZZDURP) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter what the hell is wrong with you SportsCenter, this is bs on so many levels, you guys are trying to start BS against Cam.— Jeru Perot (@BossHawgKasino) January 28, 2016@EwartCarson or is it a Bammer conspiracy that runs ESPN— Ryan Cantey (@RyanCantey) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter you posted this with the intent of making people mad. I’m mad.— Rob Daniels (@rdotdanny) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/zqqWo154GS— Dostal (@Dostal24) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter #tbt to Michael Jordan in his prime in the NBA pic.twitter.com/yDi29YyzK8— Corey Hodge (@ItsHodgey) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter seriously? Florida? Did a Martian with poor research skills put this together?— Chapel McCullough (@chapelmcc) January 28, 2016@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/qGpNMvstNL— Sebastian Duckworth (@sebbyD27850) January 28, 2016SportsCenter has not commented on its decision.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 05: General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Elijah Hood was one of the best running backs in the country as a sophomore and the North Carolina tailback should be even better this fall. The 6-foot, 220-pound tailback is certainly putting in the work in the weight room. Check out this video of Hood going beat mode with a workout on Thursday. @So_Hood34 is #PurposeDriven…no matter who’s watching!@Loustrength @TarHeelFootball pic.twitter.com/SR7k9QYggf— Mitch Mason (@tarheelchaplain) May 19, 2016Hood totaled 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2015. What will he do this fall? North Carolina opens its season against Georgia on Sept. 3.last_img read more

first_imgDefending champions Juventus sailed into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia thanks to a straightforward 2-0 win at Bologna on Saturday, Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean getting the goals.Massimiliano Allegri rested several first-team regulars, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, but still Juve were a class above and in complete control throughout, sealing victory without truly exerting themselves.A goalkeeping howler allowed Bernardeschi to give the visitors the upper hand with just nine minutes on the clock and it looked a long way back from there even so early on for Bologna. 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? Kean, 18, wrapped things up soon after the break thanks to a poacher’s finish, his first goal of the season, and Juve eased into the last eight in pursuit of a fifth consecutive Coppa title. Relegation-threatened Bologna gifted the Serie A leaders an early breakthrough – goalkeeper Angelo Da Costa colliding with Arturo Calabresi and dropping the ball for Bernardeschi on the edge of the box, with the winger subsequently converting.Leonardo Bonucci was the next to go close, meeting Bernardeschi’s corner with a header in the 29th minute, but on this occasion Da Costa managed to hold on to the ball.Juve increased their advantage just after the interval as Kean reacted quickest after Douglas Costa’s shot had been blocked, the young forward coolly prodding into the bottom-right corner from eight yards.Kean was then withdrawn for Ronaldo just past the hour, though the Portugal star was unable to make the score even more comfortable, with Bologna limiting the damage in the latter stages.A first ever Juventus goal in 2017 at the Dall’Ara, and now a first goal of the season in the same place tonight, well done Moise Kean! #BolognaJuve #CoppaItalia #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/Iy1SRlhlG7— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 12, 2019 What does it mean? Kean takes his chanceAfter being loaned out to Hellas Verona last season, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by for Kean, who has made only one top-flight appearance. He was not exactly a constant threat to the Bologna defence, but he had one clear-cut opportunity and took it. You cannot ask for much more than that.Bernardeschi a nuisance in attackNo one was truly spectacular for Juve, but Bernardeschi put in a strong shift in attack, working hard off the ball while creating a few chances and getting himself a goal.Da Costa error costlyBologna’s goalkeeper Da Costa made that woeful mistake for the opening goal and never really made amends, looking shaky on other occasions as well. A day to forget for him.What’s next?Juve face a trip to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for their Supercoppa Italiana clash with AC Milan, before returning to Serie A action five days later at home to Chievo. Bologna, who sit 18th, travel to SPAL next Sunday. read morelast_img read more

first_imgA graphic for Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion.Twitter/BahamasBowlLooking for a Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview ahead of their matchup in the Bahamas Bowl? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the big game.Friday, Dec. 23, the Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Old Dominion Eagles in the Bahamas Bowl. The game, to be played at Thomas Robinson Stadium, is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Old Dominion wins the matchup between the two teams 63.4% of the time. The spread, via OddsShark, has the Monarchs favored as well.Spread: Old Dominion -4Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNEastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion preview:Eastern Michigan (7-5) closed out the regular season with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan giving the Eagles two wins in their last three games. Old Dominion (9-3) beat FAU to end the regular season giving the Monarchs their fifth straight win.The Monarchs had 521 yards of offense against FAU in their regular season finale despite having three turnovers as well. David Washington threw for 2,648 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Pascal was his favorite target as the wide out had 63 catches and 893 yards during the regular season.The Eagles out gained Central Michigan 538 yards to 383 yards in the regular season’s last game. Brogan Roback passed for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks in the regular season. Ian Eriksen led the team in rushing with 741 yards and nine scores.This is Old Dominion’s first ever bowl game while Eastern Michigan’s lone bowl appearance came in 1987 when it beat San Jose State in the California Bowl.Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction:This, a bowl game, is unfamiliar territory for both teams.Old Dominion had a more successful regular season and that came thanks to its defense. The Monarchs allowed 380 yards per game which ranks 46th in the nation.Eastern Michigan’s offense may be one of the best the Monarchs have faced this year, but Old Dominion’s defense is the difference maker.Old Dominion 30, Eastern Michigan 23last_img read more

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumCollege football is right around the corner, and today, ESPN rolled out “The Herbies,” the preseason awards doled out by lead analyst Kirk Herbstreit.Herbstreit gives awards for everything from breakout players to the best local hotels and restaurants to college football towns.He also gave some predictions for the upcoming season.THE HERBIES ARE HERE!!! THE HERBIES ARE HERE!!!https://t.co/w6EKD1IzEo— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 22, 2018Kirk Herbstreit’s SEC Championship prediction probably won’t surprise anyone.Down in the SEC, he has a national title game rematch set to hit Atlanta. Herbstreit predicts that Alabama will defeat Georgia for the conference crown, en route to yet another College Football Playoff bid.His “sleeper” in the league is a bit more surprising.Herbstreit selected Missouri for that designation. The Tigers had a brutal 1-5 start to 2017 that had some wondering if Barry Odom was the man for the job, before ripping off six straight wins to finish the regular season, clinching a bowl berth and 4-4 SEC record.The Tigers have a high-flying offense, and bring back quarterback Drew Lock. The defense was better during the winning streak, but also had the benefit of facing lesser offenses like Idaho, UConn, Florida, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt during that run. Arkansas put up 45 points in a losing effort in the regular season finale, while Texas picked up a win in the Texas Bowl against Mizzou, 33-16.Either way, it is hard to envision them challenging Georgia for the SEC East. The Bulldogs are developing perhaps the most talented program in the country, this side of Alabama.[ESPN]last_img read more

first_imgA general view of the SEC Title game being played between Georgia and Florida.JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 01: A veiw from up high as the Georgia Bulldogs receive the kick-off to start the game from the Florida Gators at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 1, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 49-10. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Georgia got past Florida with relative ease in Jacksonville on Saturday, knocking off the Gators, 36-17, in the hyped-up rivalry game.While the game didn’t feature an intense ending, it did include some heated moments.Video has surfaced of a troubling incident in the second half of Saturday’s game. It’s unclear what exactly is happening, but it doesn’t look good.Check it out:13 is a scumbag. Trying to break Perine’s ankle. pic.twitter.com/khzvzp5oRm— GatorNation ? (@NYGATOR1) October 27, 2018That wasn’t the only ugly moment from the game, either.There was this, too: pic.twitter.com/v4SGcPG9Rf— Jesse Boyce (@JesseBoyce6) October 27, 2018Yikes.Georgia improved to 7-1 with the win, while Florida dropped to 6-2.last_img read more

first_imgA photo of the 12th man sign in Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 17: The crowd cheers on their team as they play the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field on November 17, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Players and fans getting ejected from college football games isn’t that rare of an occurrence.There are usually a handful of targeting penalties that result in ejections and dozens of rowdy fans that end up getting tossed.Press box ejections are quite rare, though.We apparently had one at Texas A&M today.The Aggies’ police department tweeted that someone got ejected from the press box due to a noise complaint.Typically, cheering is forbidden inside of the press box.[GAMEDAY] Ejection from Press Box for noise complaint. #bthoolemiss— Texas A&M Police (@TAMUPolice) November 10, 2018We really do need the details on that, though.Texas A&M is currently leading Ole Miss, 30-21, in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

first_imgjustin fields smiles during a game for georgiaATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs smiles as he leaves the field after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Justin Fields is hoping to be eligible at Ohio State for the 2019 college football season. Here’s the latest on his waiver request.The former five-star recruit will be appealing the NCAA for immediate eligibility at Ohio State. His case stems, partly, from a racial incident involving Georgia’s baseball team.From Yahoo! Sports:The case for Justin Fields’ eligibility is a compelling one, as it hinges on a racial incident and, potentially, Fields’ potential as a professional baseball player. During Fields’ tenure at Georgia, a baseball player allegedly shouted racial slurs toward him during a September game against Tennessee. The player, Adam Sasser, later issued an apology on Twitter and the school threw Sasser off the team.The incident is relevant for more than the general ugliness of it. Fields was considered a potential high-round Major League Baseball draft pick in high school, and he’d thought enough about a career in baseball that he was considered a potential MLB draft pick. He also considered playing baseball at Georgia. An MLB scout gave this scouting report to Yahoo Sports in 2017: “Similar situation as Jameis Winston when he was in high school. He’s a better overall athlete and runner for sure, but [Fields’] baseball skills are behind due to all the time he gives to football.”Fields’ case is being represented by lawyer Tom Mars, who helped Shea Patterson get immediately eligible at Michigan following his transfer from Ole Miss.Kyle Rowland of The Blade obtained a statement from Mars this evening:Statement from Tom Mars to The Blade regarding Justin Fields’ waiver request: pic.twitter.com/CDX72XRkaj— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) January 9, 2019If eligible, Fields is expected to compete for Ohio State’s starting job, along with former top recruit Tate Martell. Most believe Fields will win that job.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_img Rohan Sen MelbourneJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 15:59 IST MS Dhoni remained unbeaten for the second ODI in succession (CA video grab)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni joked with batting coach Sanjay Bangar after handing him the match ballThe former India has a habit of collecting the match ball or stumps after the games get overIndia rode on Dhoni’s unbeaten 87 to chase down 231 vs Australia and win the ODI series at the MCGMS Dhoni was seen handing over the match ball to batting coach Sanjay Bangar but this time he made sure to put it on record that he was just giving the ball and not contemplating retirement, as a joke to the rumours which circulated last year after he was seen giving the match ball to bowling coach Bharat Arun in England.For the second match in succession, MS Dhoni remained not out and led India to victory against Australia as the tourists clinched the series 2-1 on Friday.Dhoni top-scored with 87 not out off 114 balls as India chased down the target of 231 with 4 balls to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was ably assisted by Kedar Jadhav, who made 61 not out, as the duo added 121 runs for the fourth wicket to take India past the finish line with relative ease.With just 1 run required in the final over, Jadhav lofted Marcus Stoinis over the in-field on the leg-side off the second delivery to hit a boundary and finish the match. The win handed Team India their first ever bilateral ODI series victory in Australia.Yuzvendra Chahal also played a big part in setting up the win as he took a record 6 wickets for 42 runs to bag the man-of-the-match award.After the game Dhoni got hold of the match ball and gave it to Bangar and joked, “Ball lelo nahi to sab bolenge retirement le rahe ho (take the ball or everyone will think I’m retiring).”Dhoni’s comments were in reference to the incident last year when he was rumoured to be retiring from the sport.advertisementIs MS Dhoni retiring? The question started doing the rounds after he asked the umpires for the match ball after the Leeds ODI against England in July, 2018.Twitter was abuzz with rumours of India’s most successful captain bowing out of international cricket after a short video of him asking for the match ball went viral.MS Dhoni Announces retirement?He took the ball from umpires after the game. #ENGvIND #Leeds3rdOdi pic.twitter.com/lEahn2hpehFLAME MEDIA (@flamemediaindia) July 18, 2018Coach Ravi Shastri was asked the similar question and he rubbished the rumours in his typical style.”MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like,” Shastri was quoted as saying.”That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere,” he added.Dhoni finished the three-match ODI series against Australia as the second highest scorer with 193 runs at an average of 193 with three half-centuries in succession.Also Read | Maxwell seeks catching tips from WBBL star Haidee Birkett after dropping Dhoni on 0Also Read | Kedar Jadhav on his match-winning stand with MS Dhoni: It’s like batting with 2 headsAlso Read | MS Dhoni kept his cool and took the game forward in Melbourne: AzharuddinAlso Read | India vs Australia: MS Dhoni is a superstar of the game, says Justin LangerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow MS DhoniFollow Sanjay BangarFollow Dhoni retirementFollow Melbourne ODI Ball le lo or they will say I am retiring: MS Dhoni jokes with Bangar after Melbourne winIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni gave batting coach Sanjay Bangar the match ball after India’s 7-wicket win over Australia in the third ODI in Melbourne on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: India women lose 1st T20I despite record fifty by Smriti MandhanaIndia vs New Zealand: India women got all out for 136 runs in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington to lose the match by 23 runs even as Smriti Mandhana scored a record fifty.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri WellingtonFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 12:13 IST India lost the 1st T20I by 23 runs to trail the 3-match series 1-0 (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia fell 23 runs short of the target to lost the first T20I vs New ZealandSmriti Mandhana’s record fifty off just 24 deliveries went in vainSophie Devine top-scored for the White Ferns with 62 while Lea Tahuhu was their best bowlerIndia women lost the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand by 23 runs after they were all out for 136 runs while chasing at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday. Smriti Mandhana scored a fifty and earned a record but that was not enough as the other failed to rise up to the occasion and India lost the match marginally.Two of India’s batsmwomen got out for a duck while only three (Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur) managed to reach double figures as India were outclassed.Lea Tahuhu was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as she returned with figures of 3 for 20. Leigh Kasperek (2 for 25) and Amelia Kerr (2 for 28) also starred with the ball for the White Ferns.Smriti Mandhana smacked a fifty in just 24 deliveries to record the fastest half century in the shortest format by an Indian woman. This was Mandhana’s seventh T20I fifty as India were chasing a target of 160.VICTORY! The WHITE FERNS get home by 23 runs to go 1-0 up in the T20 series! You beauty!NZC LIVE CARD | https://t.co/cLlOMkjH1L #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/eORBTgQWg9WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) February 6, 2019Mandhana has been in top form all through the New Zealand tour. Mandhana scored 195 runs in the three ODIs against New Zealand and ended up as the top scorer.Mandhana brought that ODI form in the short format of cricket and steered India in the chase in Wellington in the first T20I after the fall of the first wicket.advertisementMandhana eventually fell for 58 runs off 34 deliveries in the 12th over. Youngster Jemimah Rodrigues who supported Mandhana well from the other side fell in the 12th over for 39 off 33 deliveries.After Mandhana and Rodrigues’s wickets, the hopes were pinned on star player and captain Harmanpreet but after scoring 17 off 15, she was stumped out and India could never gain ground after that.Earlier, Sophie Devine hit 62 and captain Amy Satterthwaite scored 33 as New Zealand posted a total if 159/4 in their quota of 20 overs.Four of the five Indian bowlers who bowled on the day picked up a wicket each.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 Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Women’s T20IFollow India women’s cricket teamFollow Sophie DevineFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Smriti Mandhanalast_img read more

first_imgPSEB Class 10 topper and Ludhiana driver’s daughter Neha Verma with 99.54%, says studying is her hobbyPSEB Class 10th Result 2019: The Punjab Class 10 results were declared today and Neha Verma is the topper in the Punjab 10th result 2019 with 99.54% marks.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:50 IST Ludhiana girl Neha Verma topped the PSEB 10th Result 2019 or Punjab Class 10 board exams. (Photo: ANI)The PSEB Class 10th results 2019 were recently declared by the Punjab Board and Ludhiana girl Neha Verma grabbed the top rank by scoring 647/650 in her Punjab class 10 board exams. The PSEB class 10th topper secured 99.54% marks.’Studying is my hobby’In an interview with ANI, PSEB topper Neha said, “I worked hard the entire year. I never studied under pressure, it is my hobby. I had set a target & stuck to it honestly.”Neha Verma, PSEB Class 10 topper: I worked hard the entire year. I never studied under pressure, it is my hobby. I had set a target & stuck to it honestly. I want to be an IPS officer in the future. pic.twitter.com/3RAtAzK25mANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019Neha wants to be an IPS officer in the future.As per a Hindustan Times report, Neha Verma’s father Pawan Kumar is a driver.Ludhiana school celebrates Neha Verma’s successThe PSEB 10th result topper studies at Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana and the news of her topping the state board exams made teachers and students at her school break out in celebration.Here are the amazing photos of the celebration spurred by Neha Verma topping the state board class 10th exams:Punjab: Students & teachers of Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana celebrate after Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared results of class 10 today. Neha Verma, a student of the school, has emerged as the state board topper scoring 99.54%. pic.twitter.com/fkr32c5JWGadvertisementANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019About the PSEB Class 10 results 2019While the highlights and the merit list of the Punjab class 10th board exam were released at a press conference, students need to wait till evening to be able to check their scorecards at the official Punjab board website — pseb.ac.inWhile Neha was the topper in the academics category, Nandini Mahajan scored a full 100% marks in the sports category in the PSEB 10th result 2019.Read: Punjab PSEB 10th Result 2019 DECLARED LIVE Updates: Neha Verma tops state, check scores at pseb.ac.inGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow PSEB 10th Result 2019Follow PSEB Class 10 Board ResultsFollow Class 10 Topperlast_img read more

first_img Pilgrim Surf Supply and Birdwell Beach Britches Just Made the Best New Boardshorts for Summer 7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Last-Minute Summer Vacation Editors’ Recommendations 6 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning Pisco Cocktails are the Refreshing Balm You Need for the Dog Days of Summer Now in its third summer season, things are looking good for Ruschmeyer’s. This joint venture from King and Grove hotels and creative director Robert McKinley (of The Surf Lodge fame) has a distinct summer camp vibe to it, which sounds about right considering the original location consisted of one back in 1952. Out on the lawn teepee huts, scattered hammocks and picnic tables encourage the notion this is a playground for adults, not to mention activities like bingo, paddle boarding, yoga, and various musical performances.The nineteen rooms, which are housed in separate cabins allowing for more privacy, are spartan but comfy; white walls, wicker beds, and minibars complete with s’mores kits. A bohemian nautical theme runs throughout the hotel, which is clad in plenty of cedar plank – from the floors, to the walls, to the entrance walkway. Breakfast takes place buffet style at The Nook, whereas this year The Restaurant at Ruschmeyer’s is helmed by the team behind Manhattan’s The Smile, but still serves the best local farm produce and a bonanza of super fresh seafood in a casual diner setting. Don’t miss out on their signature cocktails like the Moscato Crush (waqar pisco, moscato grapes, simple syrup and fresh lemon).It’s a shame the hotel has no beachfront or pool, but the Fort Pond Lake side location makes it a nighttime hotspot. The outdoor beer garden is a good place to kick start the evening with barbecues and rum cocktails, whilst the Electric Eel Disco keeps beats spinning well into the night. Although the hotel is kid friendly the weekend party vibe can leave romantic lovebirds and families with children feeling a little out of place. If you happen to be car-less Ruschmeyer’s has a stylish fleet of green and cream Carrera bicycles guests can venture about in, which is nice, but they charge for their rental, which isn’t so nice.  However it’s the surfing not the cycling that brings the crowds to these parts of Long Island – specifically to Ditch Plains during the summer season, which lasts from May to October. Celebrating 110 Years of Seersucker: Happy Birthday to the Perfect Summer Suitlast_img read more