Dugarry: Man Utd sacking Mourinho bad news for PSGby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry admits the sacking of Jose Mourinho is bad news for PSG.Manchester United axed Mourinho on Tuesday morning.And considering PSG’s Champions League tie with United, Dugarry lamented to RMC: “This is bad news for PSG, that’s for sure. It is enough that (Paul) Pogba and (Alexis) Sanchez regain their level to change the face of the team. This is the worst news for Paris. There may also be recruits this winter too. “After, PSG is strong and has taken steps. It remains a lower strength than that of PSG. A coach can change a squad. There are very good players, even if there are no very talented players, out of the ordinary. On the other hand, the fans of United, it’s scary…” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari defends his playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari has defended his players ahead of facing Real Sociedad.Madrid meet La Real on the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Solari said, “We’ve got a really busy month ahead of us, because we now have a game once every three days. The most important thing is that we keep our energy levels up in the matches and that we start to welcome the injured players back. It’s also important that we don’t pick up any more injuries.”Footballers aren’t machines. It’s tough when you have to play a game every three days and we have to be ready for that and go out and compete. The key thing in the league is that we continue to climb the table, we’ve moved up from ninth to fourth and have to keep closing the gap because it’s a battle right until the end. It’s in situations of adversity that your character shines through. The LaLiga season and the campaign will be a battle until the end.”
Nevin: Kante, Rudiger as important to Chelsea as Van Dijk, Salah to Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePat Nevin says Chelsea losing N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger is similar to Liverpool without Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.Kante has missed most of the season with injury, but made his return in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Reds at Stamford Bridge, while Rudiger remains sidelined.And former Blues winger Nevin thinks their absence has impacted the team heavily, just as the loss of van Dijk and Salah would hinder Jurgen Klopp’s side.He wrote on the club’s website: “N’Golo and Toni Rudiger would have been handy to call on obviously but when you add Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, it just underlines how harsh it has been. “Look at Liverpool for example, they seem to go close to season after season with scarcely a long-term injury to any of their recognised starting 11 players.”The analogy would be if you took Liverpool’s best defender Van Dijk out of the team the way Rudiger has missed the start with us, and then removed their world-class player Mo Salah like we have had to do without Kante. “What sort of difference do you think it would make to their team? I just cannot wait until Frank has every single one of his top players fit, available and on form and I bet he can’t too.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer defends quiet Rashford for Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford has struggled due to a lack of service from his Manchester United teammates.The striker didn’t have a single clear cut chance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.And speaking after the game, Solskjaer felt sorry for the 21-year-old.He said: “He’s working hard. As I said to the boys at half-time today, you feel for him because he’s running, running and running and he doesn’t get the service.”The first half was very poor, that was the poorest we’ve been, because we gave so many sloppy balls away.”It seemed like we couldn’t control the ball and we couldn’t find the combinations. Of course, in the second half we dominated but we didn’t create enough.”
Mexico claimed their eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup title with an entertaining 1-0 win over the United States in the final on Sunday.Jonathan dos Santos was the hero with the 73rd-minute winner at Soldier Field in Chicago.Dos Santos took his chance excellently in a game during which USA squandered theirs, with Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore missing early opportunities. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Jordan Morris also had a header cleared off the line before Dos Santos’ winner came after a period of dominance by Gerardo Martino’s men.¡Golazo de Jonathan Dos Santos! Impresionante jugada de México, asistencia de taco de Raúl Jiménez y Dos Santos la clavó en el ángulo.#MEXvUSA #GoldCupFinal #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs #EstoEsNuestro pic.twitter.com/Y8VAAygTy7— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 8, 2019USA made a brilliant start and created two great chances in the opening eight minutes.The first opportunity fell to Pulisic, who was denied in a one-on-one by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa after being set up by Altidore.Altidore should have opened the scoring for USA soon after, but he scuffed an effort wide after a wonderful change of direction on the edge of the area.Mexico responded and almost took the lead through Andres Guardado, who blazed over from inside the area under heavy pressure from Paul Arriola.In what was a frantic end-to-end first half, Arriola fired another decent chance wide for USA from inside the area.USA continued to enjoy the better opportunities to begin the second half, with Morris’ 51st-minute header from a corner cleared off the line by Guardado.Mexico were much-improved after that chance, enjoying a good period that included Jesus Gallardo directing a 25-yard volley straight at USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen in the 68th minute.And they capitalised on their period of dominance with the opener just five minutes later through Dos Santos’ third international goal.A fine move down the right led to Raul Jimenez back-heeling a pass into the path of Dos Santos, whose excellent left-footed effort went in via the underside of the crossbar from just inside the area.That would prove to be enough for Mexico as they saw out the closing stages to secure the title.¿Cómo se grita un gol en una final? @jona2santos#MEXvUSA #GoldCupFinal #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs #EstoEsNuestro @miseleccionmx pic.twitter.com/O7Z9bV3bk6— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 8, 2019What does it mean? Mexico pull clearWhile USA had the better of the chances, Mexico’s win marked their eighth Gold Cup crown. That moved them two titles clear of USA, who have won six.Martino delivers for MexicoMexico impressed after Martino took charge in January, although their performances in the knockout stage of the Gold Cup never reached any great heights. Still, the Argentinian helped deliver the title for Mexico.USA left to rue missed chancesThe hosts dominated long periods without capitalising and they were made to pay. Pulisic and Altidore missed good chances and Morris had another cleared off the line, while Mexico saw their period of dominance capped off with Dos Santos’ winner.What’s next?USA are looking ahead to the CONCACAF Nations League in October, while Mexico will face Argentina in a friendly in September. read more
Instagram/antonio_williams34Earlier this year, Antonio Williams, a top recruit in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter that he decided to transfer from Ohio State. In the announcement, he revealed he’d be heading to the ACC.The 5-foot-11 running back transferred to North Carolina. He’s a New London, North Carolina native.Three months later, Williams and the Tar Heels received some good news. The former Buckeye will be immediately eligible for the 2018 season.Williams announced the news via his Twitter page.Your boy is cleared to play this year…let’s work ?? pic.twitter.com/XxKky930yo— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams26) July 27, 2018Williams was the No. 7 running back in the country coming out of high school in 2016. He was ranked the No. 169 overall recruit by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The running back totaled 210 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. He had 34 carries.Ohio State returns two starters from the 2017 season in J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber. Williams will have a much better opportunity at seeing the field while in Chapel Hill.
SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 19: A general view prior to the game between the Washington Huskies and the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 19, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)One of the top players in college football is likely going to miss the 2018 season with an injury.Washington preseason All-American left tackle Trey Adams didn’t play in the Huskies’ season-opening loss to Auburn. He’s likely not going to return to the field anytime soon, either.Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reports that Adams is likely going to miss most, if not all, of the season.From his report:Washington senior left tackle Trey Adams is expected to miss significant time — perhaps the entire 2018 season — with a back injury that kept him out of the Huskies’ season-opening loss to Auburn on Saturday.If he does miss the majority of the season, Adams would consider returning to UW for a fifth year of eligibility, a source told The Seattle Times.A preseason All-American, the 6-foot-8, 316-pound Adams missed the second half of the 2017 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He had been on track to return from the knee surgery last month until the back injury surfaced early last week.This is a brutal loss for a Washington team that entered the season with national title hopes.The Huskies can still be a College Football Playoff team, but they’re fighting an uphill battle with the loss of Adams and the season-opening defeat to Auburn.
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)In arguably the best matchup of this weekend’s slate of games, Oregon will host Stanford in an intriguing Pac-12 matchup. With both teams currently undefeated, Saturday night will be a huge test for both sides.For the Cardinal, it will have superstar tailback Bryce Love back in the lineup, as he returns from an undisclosed injury. While Stanford’s defense is currently holding opponents to 7.7 points per game, Oregon’s offense will pose a big threat.Through their first three games, the Ducks are scoring 51.7 points per contest, in large part due to Justin Herbert’s production.Well, ESPN’s FPI made its prediction, giving Stanford a 56.5 percent chance of winning the game. Clearly, this showdown is going to be tough to predict, but Stanford does have the better overall roster. However, this clash between conference rivals might be the perfect opportunity for Oregon to make a statement.Oregon and Stanford will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET from Autzen Stadium. The game will be available on ABC.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas head coach Tom Herman is facing some criticism for what he said following the Longhorns’ last-second loss to West Virginia on Saturday night.The Mountaineers pulled out an epic 42-41 victory over the Longhorns in Austin on Saturday, with quarterback Will Grier running in the game-winning two-point conversion.Herman, though, wondered why Grier didn’t get penalized for celebrating before crossing the goal line.That seems a little petty.Tom Herman complaining about Will Grier running it in on the 2-pt conversion to win the game is fantastic. #WVU pic.twitter.com/s1HY3OhgBT— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) November 4, 2018Grier was certainly really jacked up with his team’s performance on Saturday afternoon. There was a ton of celebrating going on.Game on the line and Will Grier throws a DIME…then gets the 2-point conversion ? pic.twitter.com/YB1BTYUUlt— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 3, 2018Texas fell to 6-3 with the loss on Saturday, while West Virginia improved to 7-1.
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 02: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up prior to their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The family of the ex-girlfriend of former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has issued a new statement regarding the comments made on the Instagram account of the QB’s ex-girlfriend.The ex-girlfriend of the Florida State quarterback appeared to recant her allegations against him late on Monday night, saying that the video she posted on Instagram was misleading.“I want to first start by apologizing to Deondre and his family for ultimately diminishing his character. I should have never posted a video from our past situations that were already handled. The motive of the video was to scare him not to ruin anything he had going for hisself,” the statement read.The Instagram account that posted the Deondre Francois video Saturday evening just posted this. pic.twitter.com/92KW1pCcRz— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) February 4, 2019 The family of the ex-girlfriend, though, is now saying that this statement did not come from her.From 247Sports:However, Lindsey’s family now says that her Instagram account was hacked and the apology did not come from her. In the screenshots below, Lindsey’s sister explains that the account was hacked. She also released a full statement that can be seen below as well.Here’s the statement:Francois was dismissed from Florida State’s program on Sunday. He has since entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.The quarterback has one season of eligibility remaining.