10 months agoBarcelona encourage Everton, Inter Milan offers for reluctant Malcom

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona encourage Everton, Inter Milan offers for reluctant Malcomby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton chief Marcel Brands remains in Barcelona contact for Malcom.Mundo Deportivo says Everton, Inter Milan and Lazio are all in talks with Barca for the Brazil winger.Malcom would prefer to stay to the end of the season, feeling the support of his teammates inside the locker room. But Barca management have other ideas and are willing to sell this month.Everton remain keen, having already raided Barca this season for Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.A loan deal with the view to a permanent transfer has been raised by Brands. last_img read more

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23 days agoLuis Suarez: Only right Barcelona Champions League favourites

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Luis Suarez: Only right Barcelona Champions League favouritesby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez says Barcelona are happy to be regarded as Champions League favourites.Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory over Inter Milan.Many across Europe see Barcelona as the favourites to win the Champions League this season.”We’re at the best club in the world and everything is scrutinised,” Suarez stated.”Being strong and focused, knowing that we’re the team to beat, is the mentality that we must have in the Champions League [this season].” last_img read more

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22 days agoReal Madrid president Florentino willing to write off LaLiga campaign

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid president Florentino willing to write off LaLiga campaignby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Pérez is willing to write off their LaLiga campaign.El Confidencial says while the majority of directors are insisting on a better showing in the league, Perez is prepared to sacrifice it for a long Champions League run.Above all else, Perez believes their €300m summer outlay must translate into more success in Europe. Even more so as it’s the quickest way of earning back the summer spend.And should the team fall short of expectations, the president is likely to act on coach Zinedine Zidane.Real are already wobbling in Europe after this week’s 2-2 draw at home to Club Brugge. last_img read more

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20 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer delivers Pogba injury update

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer delivers Pogba injury updateby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is unlikely to call upon Paul Pogba for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday.Pogba has had a nagging ankle problem since United’s 1-1 draw at Southampton at the end of August and missed France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra.He was also unavailable for the Red Devils in fixtures against Leicester and West Ham before starting games against Rochdale and Arsenal. Asked if he would have any key players back from injury for the weekend, Solskjaer said: “I don’t know. Let’s see on Saturday morning. Probably not.”On Pogba being fit for Sunday, the Norwegian added: “Probably not, there’s an international break as well, so it might be time for us to give him 10 or 14 days extra to be ready for the Liverpool game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Dan Dakich Got In A Twitter Argument With The Mayor Of Champaign, Illinois Over Controversial Technical Foul

first_imgFoul shots in Illinois-Michigan State game.GFYCatThe ending of this afternoon’s Illinois-Michigan State game featured a very controversial technical foul against the Illini with 33 seconds remaining. After the release of a free throw by Michigan State’s Travis Trice, Illinois’ Jaylon Tate was called for the foul while going to attempt to box out the shooter.Illinois had a 55-53 lead at the time, and wound up hanging on for the win, but the three free throws and possession given to Michigan State had Illini fans very nervous. After the game, ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, who was on the call, shared his opinion of the call on Twitter, and got into a pretty nasty argument with Champaign, IL mayor Don Gerard.Hitting a defenseless ft shooter below the belt w ur arm hand or rear end has ALWAYS BEEN and will ALWAYS BE a foul..— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015Simple call..Shooter has to be protected..can’t hit him below the belt finishing shot..ez call n tough spot..some of u should not b muting— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015.@DonGerard I’m wrong – the refs are wrong yet ur right.. Politicians..always full of stuff..u may b a mayor I’m glad ur not my mayor— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015.@DonGerard keep turning down jobs..mine is too good..un mute would help you..cuz u don’t know much apparently..keep posturing skippy— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015@DonGerard again a mayor knowing nothing..or lying ..Stumpy?? 6′ 5″ and long!! HAHA..— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015@DonGerard ur seriously the mayor? U retweet fake accounts pick battles over things u know nothing about..whatever it takes I suppose— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015Lying again Mr Mayor? Said u mute..ur so easy/simple “@DonGerard: @dandakich .seriously, you tweet like a 13-year-old #commentarysimilartoo”— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015Eventually, Dakich posted the statement from the referees and decided that he was done with the back-and-forth.Here ya go pic.twitter.com/eltiEyA6Oi— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015Another day another ridiculous mayor w egg on his face!! It’s what I do!! Enjoy ur evening I’ve got @CuseSB to watch— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 7, 2015Dakich is no stranger to getting into arguments on the internet, but we don’t usually see him go after local politicians.last_img read more

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Notre Dame Wore “Fr. Ted” Patches Last Night Against Louisville To Honor Father Theodore Hesburgh

first_imgA closeup of Notre Dame's mascot during a basketball game.NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 08: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot cheers on the court during a timeout against the South Florida Bulls during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)On February 26, the Notre Dame community lost one of its finest members, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. Hesburgh, or Father Ted as he was known, served as the school’s president from 1952-1987 and had an incredible impact on the community. Wednesday night, the men’s basketball team paid tribute to Hesburgh.The Fighting Irish wore “Fr. Ted” decals on their jerseys, and officially dedicated their win over Louisville to his memory. Check it out:We are proud to dedicate tonight’s win to the memory of Fr. Ted. #ThankYouFrTed pic.twitter.com/QEL8ehGDpq— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 5, 2015Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hesburgh’s family and friends.last_img read more

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Emery defends Arsenal’s top six record after City loss

first_imgUnai Emery insists Arsenal’s mentality is not to blame for their failures away to their top six rivals after they were swept aside by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Sergio Aguero scored his 10th Premier League hat-trick to condemn the Gunners to a 3-1 defeat , which keeps them sixth in the table.The Gunners have now gone 24 games without winning at City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea or Tottenham – a streak going back five seasons. 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? Emery has inherited this dismal run from Arsene Wenger but believes the problems are not physiological.”The mentality is the same,” said the Spaniard, whose side have recorded home wins over Chelsea and Spurs this term. “When players are better they feel that.“Our players have the mentality. When we are worse than the opposition we feel that. There are good things with some players. We have players with good possibilities.”Not since the North Londoners beat City 2-0 in January 2015 have they overcome a club in the higher echelons of the top flight.That run includes seven draws and 16 defeats, scoring just 24 goals and conceding 53.Aguero opened the scoring after 51 seconds but Laurent Koscielny levelled to stem the flow.But there still remained an inevitability about the result and Aguero put the defending champions back in-front before completing his treble after the hour mark .Ex-Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery has hinted that his side could feel City’s superiority even before the game started.He added: “They showed their superiority today. Two different times in the first half we struggled but together, defensively, being strong in some moments and keeping the result like we can have an option.“All the small details we need to work well and not concede [weren’t there]. The first half we can be with some optimism to do something different in the second half.“It was different. We opened the match more than the first half. They showed today with the possession against us, getting our defence position very deep, they can win like in the first half. The result is the difference between us.”Shkodran Mustafi was withdrawn with 11 minutes remaining and replaced by Konstantinos Mavropanos, who made his first appearance under Emery.The boss revealed the German has been suffering with a facial problem and was substituted as a precaution.last_img read more

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Benatia explains why he rejected Man Utd for Qatar

first_imgMehdi Benatia says he has faced criticism over his decision to snub Manchester United to sign for Al Duhail, but the Moroccan defender says he did so in order to raise his family in a Muslim country.In need of a new central defender, Manchester United pegged Benatia as one of several winter targets, but ultimately fell short as the Juventus defender turned down an offer to move to England.Instead, the 31-year-old central defender opted to move to Qatar to join Al Duhail, and made his debut for the club in a 1-0 loss to Al Gharafa on Thursday. 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? Benatia, who has also featured for Roma and Bayern Munich, says he understands the criticism of his move away from Europe, but hopes that critics and his national team coaches can understand the logic behind his move.”I faced criticism from the Moroccan sports critics after moving to Doha but I want everyone to respect my decision because it was the best for me and for my family,” Benatia told Al Duhail’s website.“I want my kids to grow up in an Islamic atmosphere, and I could go to clubs in the UAE or Saudi Arabia but I preferred to be with Al Duhail, and there are a lot of Moroccan players who play in the national team and are with the Gulf clubs.“[Morocco] coach Herve Renard knows me well and if he sees that I do not deserve to be with the national team, I will respect this decision.”Benatia has made 55 appearances for Morocco and captained the African country this past summer in Russia at the World Cup.Manchester United, meanwhile, have thrived under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even after missing out on Benatia, having won nine of the 10 games under the Norwegian boss thus far.Next up for the Red Devils is a visit to Fulham on Saturday.last_img read more

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Check Out This Unbelievable Photo Of Lamar Jackson’s Hurdle Touchdown Run

first_imgA closeup of Lamar Jackson winding up to throw the football.LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 22: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals throws a pass during the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Lamar Jackson has been the most electrifying player of the college football season thus far, and that continued last night against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.Jackson, Louisville’s dynamic sophomore quarterback, went pretty crazy, throwing for 411 yards and a score, and dicing up the Orange on the ground for 199 yards and four touchdowns. None was more impressive than the second quarter score in which he hurdled Syracuse defensive back Cordell Hudson before making it into the end zone.If Jackson was last night’s MVP, USA Today photographer Rich Barnes may need to get a second place vote for this incredibly impressive photo of Jackson’s hurdle.Here’s a sweet picture from USA TODAY Images. Full photo gallery here https://t.co/Lmp4HKI8PR pic.twitter.com/5saczMKt49— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_SU) September 10, 2016It’s going to be hard to beat that shot this college football season.After going ahead 21-0 in the first five minutes of the Friday night game, Louisville let Syracuse back in it, giving up two late scores in the first half to go into the break up 35-21. The Cardinals allowed just one more touchdown in the second half, and exploded on offense to win easily, 62-28.Through two games (and really, just 1.5, as Jackson sat out the second half vs. Charlotte in Week 1), Jackson is 37-for-62 through the air for 697 yards and seven touchdowns, and has 318 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.If Lamar Jackson wasn’t in the Heisman discussion heading into the season, he certainly has to be there through two weeks.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

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Video: Tommy Armstrong Says Sam Foltz Helped Nebraska Win Down The Stretch

first_imgTommy Armstrong giving a post-game interview.Nebraska knocked off No. 22 Oregon at home on Saturday night, scoring a huge non-conference win. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong thinks the Cornhuskers had some help from above.The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-0 after downing Oregon, 35-32, after a late 34-yard touchdown run from quarterback Tommy Armstrong. After the contest, ESPN reporters asked Armstrong about the win. Armstrong dedicated the victory to the late Sam Foltz, adding that he thinks the former Cornhuskers punter was giving them some help from above.Foltz tragically passed away in a car accident earlier this summer.“I know Sam is looking down on us clapping” – Tommy Armstrong@HuskerFBNation dedicates win to punter Sam Foltz pic.twitter.com/NiNIJiDQeR— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 18, 2016Earlier in the day, Oregon paid tribute to Foltz’s memory by placing green and yellow flowers on the 27-yard line.last_img read more

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