10 months agoMourinho confidant slams ‘clown’ Pogba: Man Utd protect the shirt seller

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

10 months agoLiverpool defender Alberto Moreno insists no LaLiga offers

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

a month agoWillian urges Chelsea to curb wastefulness: We should’ve smashed Brighton

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

3 days agoRobbie Brady delighted with Burnley playing return

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

SportsCenter Getting Blasted For Posting Photo Of Cam Newton During Florida Days

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

Video: Watch UNC RB Elijah Hood Go Beast Mode In The Weight Room

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

Report: Bologna 0 Juventus 2

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

Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Releases His SEC Champion Prediction

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

Troubling Video Emerges From Saturday’s Florida-Georgia Game

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