TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd set to delay decision on Sampdoria defender Andersenby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will delay any decision on Joachim Andersen until the summer.The Sampdoria centre-back has been scouted by United, as well as Tottenham, during this season.Inter Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old.Despite the competition for Andersen’s signature, United are willing to wait until the end of the season to pursue a deal, according to Manchester Evening News.Should caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer return to Molde in the summer, United’s new manager will have a say on any incoming transfers, including Andersen.
Chelsea loanee Abraham turns down Wolves for Aston Villa stayby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Tammy Abraham has rejected a move to Wolves.According to Sky Sports, Abraham is committed to Aston Villa for the rest of the season.Chelsea do not want to sell him this winter, preferring a loan move.It was thought he would join Wolves till the end of the season in a few days.But Abraham wants to help Villa gain promotion to the Premier League.He was at the club’s training ground on Tuesday and told his teammates he is not going anywhere.Abraham has netted 16 goals in 21 games for Villa. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool left bare as Lovren set to miss Brightonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool will likely be without Dejan Lovren for Saturday’s clash with Brighton.The Croatian centre-back injured his hamstring inside the first five minutes of the Reds’ 2-1 loss to Wolves on Monday.The news means Jurgen Klopp has one senior centre-back to choose from this weekend.However, the performance of Fabinho at the position at Wolves has quelled Jurgen Klopp’s fears.Joel Matip is expected to return to action next week against Crystal Palace. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
SAN ANTONIO, TX – APRIL 02: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts against the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)If we could assign a face to the a No. 16 seed is going to eventually beat a No. 1 seed bandwagon, that face would be the one belonging to Pablo Torre. The ESPN The Magazine senior writer and Around the Horn panelist has now picked a No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 three years in a row. In 2013, Torre picked Southern to beat Gonzaga; the Bulldogs won, but the game was tied with under four minutes to play. In 2014, he predicted Coastal Carolina would knock off Virginia; the Cavaliers were victorious, but trailed by five points at halftime. And in 2015, Torre is claiming Lafayette will defeat Villanova. He made his prediction on ATH today. S/o to @PabloTorre for predicting us over Nova on @AroundtheHorn today #MarchMadness #Cinderella pic.twitter.com/34KFMqZGMM— Monty Boykins (@MontyBoykins32) March 18, 2015It is going to eventually happen. Will this be the year?
duke wisconsin national championship controversial call refereesDuke won the national championship tonight. The Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin, 68-63, giving Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title. Coach K’s team’s path to the title against the Badgers was partially secured by a questionable call by officials late in the second half. With 1:53 remaining in the game and Duke up, 63-58, Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig missed a layup and attempted to get the ball back. Blue Devils’ forward Justise Winslow fought him for the ball and it went out of bounds. It was tough to tell who the ball went off during the live action. The officials originally ruled it was Duke’s ball and then went to the monitors. Watch Winslow’s finger bend backwards, an obvious sign that he touched the ball last. Apparently the refs didn’t have this angle, because Duke held possession after the replay. On the ensuing play, Blue Devils’ freshman guard Tyus Jones – the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player – knocked down a 3-pointer to put his team up eight, essentially securing the win. This will be a tough one to get over, Badgers.
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams stiff-arms free safety Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks as he rushes in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)The NFL features plenty of Georgia talent, and two former Bulldog running backs—Todd Gurley and Isaiah Crowell—faced off in today’s Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams game. Afterwards, the two rushers swapped jerseys, as many friends and alumni have started to do after NFL games.Crowell started at Georgia in 2011 before transferring to Alabama State after being dismissed from the program. Gurley was a superstar for Georgia from 2012-2014, compiling 3,285 yards in his college career. Today, Gurley dominated, rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns while Crowell rushed for nine yards.
Bulldog target Toneil Carter will go down in Opening history with a clutch one-handed catch.The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back helped out his quarterback while snagging a throw during the 7-on-7 portion of The Opening Finals in Eugene, Ore. Check it out with 247Sports:Carter played with other Georgia commitments Jake Fromm (Warner Robins), Trey Blount (Pace Academy), Richard LeCounte III (Liberty County), Jaden Hunter (Westlake) and William Poole III (Hapeville Charter) on Team Alpha Pro. Carter is currently ranked as the 107th overall prospect and, according to 247Sports’ own 2016 Football Recruits Composite, as the fifth running back in the nation. He’s also the 16th overall prospect in Texas. Assuming he officially commits to Georgia, the Bulldogs will have a major boost in their offense with these incredible skills on the roster.
Vietnam will be confident of collecting all three points when they face Yemen in their final Group D tie in the Asian Cup at the Hazza Bin Stadium on Wednesday.Both teams have yet to earn a single point in the competition, having lost to Iran and Iraq, but Vietnam have the stronger chance of qualifying for the knockout round as one of the best four third-placed teams through their goal difference.Park Hang-seo will be assured of progressing if they can win and other results go their way. 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? Game Vietnam vs Yemen Date Wednesday, January 16 Time 4pm GMT / 11am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast live or livestreamed. US TV channel Online stream N/A N/A In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast live or livestreamed. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Vietnam players Goalkeepers Tien Dung, Tuan Manh, Van Lam Defenders Duy Manh, Ngoc Hai, Tien Dung, Van Hau, Hong Duy, Tan Tai, Thanh Chung Midfielders Xuan Truong, Huy Hung, Trong Hoang, Minh Vuong, Durc Huy, Hung Dung, Quang Hai Forwards Van Toan, Cong Phuong, Van Dai, Duc Chinh, Van Duc, Tien Linh Vietnam will be without defender Do Duy Manh, who is been suspended due to picking up two yellow cards against Iraq and Iran.Midfielder Duc Huy, however, has returned to full fitness after suffering transient global amnesia following a strong collision against an Iran player in the second group fixture.Potential Vietnam XI: Tuan Manh; Ngoc Hai, Tien Dung, Van Hau, Hong Duy; Trong Hoang, Xuan Truong, Huy Hung, Quang Hai; Cong Phuong, Van Toan. Position Yemen players Goalkeepers Ayash, Saeed, Al Hakimi Defenders Saad, Omar, Al-Gumaei, Mahdi, Al Zubairi, Hamsan, Al-Sarori, Boqshan Midfielders Hazaea, Al-Sarori, Al Khyat, Al-Sasi, Al-Matari, Al-Haifi, Abdullah, Ba Rowis Forwards Abdulrab, Al Hagri, Mohammed, Mansour Yemen have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the final group game against Vietnam, though will likely reshuffle their squad to ensure an attack-heavy formation to break their goalscoring duck.Potential Yemen XI: Ayash; Omar, Al Zubairi, Boqshan, Hamsan; Al-Sasi, Al-Matari, Al-Haifi; Al Hagri, Ali Mansour, Adbuldrab.Betting & Match Odds Yemen are priced at odds of winning 9/20 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 3/1. A win for Vietnam is priced at 11/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Vietnam were on course to come away with a draw in their tournament opener against Iraq but were edged 3-2 in the final minute of regular time.The Golden Dragons then lost 2-0 against Iran in their second matchday, though a win against Yemen should be enough to earn them a spot in the knockout phases through one of the best third-placed teams in the competition.Nguyen Cong Phuong should expect to start after netting against Iraq (with Ali Faez Atiyah scoring the own goal for his side), with manager Park Hang-Seo keen to put out his strongest XI to ensure that his side pick up all three points.“Yemen are the same as us, they need the three points,” the Korean manager told reporters. “Our team will give everything we’ve got to earn the three points tomorrow. My team knows what we want and we are aiming to win,” said the 60-year-old.“Depending on my players’ condition, there will be no big changes in the lineup. The best will start tomorrow against Yemen and we will strive to get the positive result.”Yemen will also be in search for the three points as they could also sneak a spot in the knockout phases with a win over Vietnam. They have yet to score a single goal in this tournament, however, having been demolished 5-0 by Iran in their debut game of the tournament followed by a 3-0 thrashing by Iraq in their next fixture.Manager Jan Kocian, however, is confident that his side can overcome their scoring drought to bypass Vietnam in the final group game.“In both of our previous games we conceded early goals, 3-0 [against Iran] and 2-0 [against Iraq]. My players may be a little inexperienced at this level but we are slowly improving,” he told reporters ahead of the game.“The team is a little down after suffering our second loss. We have to start better against Vietnam, stay focused and play more compact football.“I know we can play better. The slogan on our team bus reads ‘Never give up’, so I believe this will be our chance to shine and put in a good performance.”
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds his team back as they prepare to take the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)James Franklin took some time to call the Penn State fan who cried after getting Rose Bowl tickets from his wife.Friday, a heartwarming video, showing a Penn State fan getting emotional after receiving Rose Bowl tickets from his wife, went viral among the college football community. It didn’t take long for Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin to get involved.Franklin apparently called the fan to tell him how appreciate he is of his support. Penn State posted video of the interaction – check it out:When you’re so state that @coachjfranklin has to say thank you himself! #WeAre #PennStateForever ??⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Snc6f18S88— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) December 10, 2016Penn State and USC will meet in the Rose Bowl on January 2. It’s the first trip to Pasadena for the Nittany Lions since 2009.
Axel Witsel says even the Bayern Munich defenders were scared of “technically strong” and “complete” winger Jadon Sancho as he fired Borussia Dortmund to DFL-Supercup victory on Saturday.The 19-year-old notched a goal and an assist as his side beat the Bundesliga champions 2-0 to lift the first piece of silverware of the season.Sancho scored an impressive 13 goals and set up a further 15 in 43 appearances for Dortmund last season and the England international is expected to shine in the Bundesliga again this year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Team-mate Witsel is convinced Sancho will play a key role again after striking fear into the team they hope to beat to the Bundesliga title in 2019-20. “Jadon is damned talented,” Witsel told reporters. “Even Bayern’s defenders are scared when he has the ball. But that’s normal because Jadon just has a lot of quality. He is fast, technically strong and he can score goals as well as put his team-mates in the spotlight. He is really a complete player.”Dortmund were leading the Bundesliga for most of last season before Bayern jumped ahead of them in March and finished two points clear.Coach Lucien Favre has brought defender Mats Hummels back to the club from Bayern this summer, while Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz and Julian Brandt have all been signed and Paco Alcacer’s loan from Barcelona was made permanent.While the club have been working hard in the transfer market, Witsel says things are coming together in training and is confident the extra competition in the squad will help them.”We work very hard on defending in training because last season we just conceded too many goals,” he added. “Especially with set piece situations we had problems. I think we’ve already improved because we work on it every day. “The coach is doing a very good job. We have done well against Bayern. We will do everything to make sure that the title ends up with us in the end.”It is a relatively large group, but also with a lot of quality. That’s why everyone has to go full throttle in training. It’s true that we could set up two good teams and I think we missed that last season.”The competition is good for us all. Everyone has to be careful not to let up, but we can stay fresher that way. “Sometimes, I don’t want to say in easy games, but if you lead maybe 3-0, it is possible to change things earlier and give some players a rest.”