9 months agoSevilla target Moreno told he can leave Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Sevilla target Moreno told he can leave Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno is looking to push through an exit from Liverpool after being told his contract will not be renewed this summer.The fullback has publicly slated manager Jurgen Klopp for being treated poorly this season.The Daily Express claims Moreno wants a return to Sevilla this month, but the Reds are not rushing to agree a deal.The 26-year-old has received lucrative offers from Turkey and Russia. However, he has his heart set on a return to his homeland. last_img

9 months ago​Man Utd veteran Mata: I want to emulate Giggs

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd veteran Mata: I want to emulate Giggsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United star Juan Mata says that he wants to stay at the club for a long time to come.Mata is now 30 and in the last year of his contract. He has now spent the past five seasons at United.English media reports have suggested that United want to discuss a renewal.And the player has also hinted he would like to stay around for some time.”I would love to play until I am 40 like Giggsy did!” he told Inside United.”I feel good, mentally and physically. And with more experience you understand the game better so you can position yourself in better situations and you can make better decisions when you have the ball, and when you don’t have the ball, so you can make up for your natural physical progression.”For me, football is played with the feet but it’s also played with the mind and in your head.”I try to be as focused as I can with my brain to make the right decisions, and playing like that I think I can play still for some years and that’s my aim.”I am enjoying it a lot and I will try to push it as much as I can and I’ll try to catch Giggsy in years!”In games it’s difficult because he’s played over a thousand or something, but in years I can try.” last_img read more

25 days agoBrighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelona

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelonaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton fullback Martin Montoya has likened manager Graham Potter’s style of play to Barcelona.Montoya has spoken about how the system he played at Barcelona is similar to what Albion are playing now.He said: “At Barcelona, for example, the system was always playing and then when you lose the ball try to win it back to press to take the ball.“Here it is the same we are trying to play to get the ball and when we lose the ball we have to press quick five seconds, seven seconds, and ten seconds but we have to do it together.” Montoya added: “I feel good I feel very good in this system.“I have more licence to go forward which I like to do.“This is my preference to go forward to attack and I think for me this system is good for me and for the team because we are enjoying it.“We are playing very well and we are creating many chances to win the games.” last_img read more

8 days agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini confirms Rice fit for Everton

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini confirms Rice fit for Evertonby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManuel Pellegrini has confirmed Declan Rice is fit to face Everton this weekend.The Hammers midfielder suffered from illness whilst on international duty with England last week”Everyone returned [from international duty] without any problems. so we have the complete squad fit apart from the players who were injured before – Antonio, Winston Reid [and Fabianski],” he said.”Declan is okay, he has worked without any problems.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

John Calipari Posts Heartfelt Message On Twitter Following Kentucky’s Loss, “I Love These Guys”

first_imgjohn calipari tweet loss wisconsinjohn calipari tweet loss wisconsinIt’s been a little more than 12 hours since John Calipari’s team suffered its first – and only – loss of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season. Kentucky, winners of 38 straight games, fell to Wisconsin, 71-64, in the Final Four in Indianapolis Saturday night. Calipari has since had time to reflect on the season that was for his Wildcats. Sunday morning, after getting out of Easter mass, Calipari posted a message on Twitter about his team’s year. Left Easter Mass a little bit ago. It put me in a great frame of mind. As each hour passes, I’m beginning to feel better.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015All of us need to look at this season for what it was. This season changed college basketball.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015Not only historic 38-0 start, but it showed that All-Americans can be selfless & servant leaders that care about others more than themselves— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015I love these guys.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015Nobody seems to handle defeat with more class and grace than Calipari. Kentucky will surely have another chance at a national championship next season.last_img read more

Rashford strike gives Man Utd win at Spurs

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer passed his first real test as Manchester United caretaker manager as his side beat high-flying Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday, with David de Gea playing a huge part.Up against Mauricio Pochettino, the favourite to replace Jose Mourinho on a full-time basis at Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s team played vibrant football and just about did enough in a match of many chances, with De Gea’s display just as important as Marcus Rashford’s third goal in as many games.United were a particular danger on the counter and it was no surprise to see them ultimately go ahead at the end of such of a move, with Rashford finishing after Paul Pogba’s excellent pass. 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? An open second half saw both teams create a raft of chances, but Hugo Lloris and the exceptional De Gea came out on top, with United moving level on 41 points with fifth-placed Arsenal as a result.After a bright Spurs opening, United looked a threat on the break and went close twice before the 20th minute – Jesse Lingard firing wide of the top-right corner from 12 yards, before Anthony Martial tested Lloris from a tight angle.Spurs lost Moussa Sissoko to a suspected groin injury after 43 minutes, and United broke the deadlock a few moments later – Pogba’s exquisite long ball releasing Rashford, who found the bottom-left corner from 18 yards.Pochettino’s side looked re-energised at the start of the second half, with De Gea making crucial saves from Kane and Dele Alli within five minutes of the restart.Still United threatened, however, with Pogba seeing a close-range effort tipped over by Lloris, before his controlled effort just inside the box in the 62nd minute forced a smart stop from the France goalkeeper.De Gea was the star, though, producing a string of saves to keep Kane, Alli and Toby Alderweireld at bay and ensuring Solskjaer equalled Matt Busby’s record of winning his first five league games in charge of United.That pass That finish @PaulPogba and @MarcusRashford combine to put #MUFC ahead! pic.twitter.com/JyslFQ8AXJ— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 13, 2019 What does it mean? United continue to soarUnited have real momentum and their bid to claim a Champions League place is gathering pace. For Spurs, however, it was another blow to their title hopes. They are now nine points behind Liverpool and it would take a major collapse from the Merseysiders – as well as Manchester City – for Pochettino’s men to triumph.De Gea shows his worthIt can be argued that, although he was impressive, none of the saves De Gea had to make on Sunday were particularly difficult. That may be the case, yet his commanding aura surely had something to do with the Spurs attackers failing to find the mark. At the other end Lloris was good, but failed to keep Rashford’s strike out despite getting a hand to it, and that proved to be the difference.Kane fluffs his linesWhile England star Kane was hardly terrible, in a game of this magnitude Spurs and Pochettino would have expected him to be reliable in front of goal, yet De Gea came out on top in their duel.Key Opta facts14 – The only top-flight league match in which David de Gea has made more saves than he did versus Tottenham Hotspur today (11) was against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on December 2nd 2017 (14). Hero. #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/IbWzCVXAdd— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2019- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has equalled Matt Busby’s all-time record of winning his first five league games in charge of Manchester United.- Tottenham have lost consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since May 2015.- Tottenham have lost four home league games this season – double the amount they’d lost at home in their previous two Premier League campaigns combined (2).- Manchester United have kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League – they’d only kept two in their first 20 league matches this season.- Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career.- Paul Pogba has been directly involved in 53% of Man Utd’s 15 Premier League goals since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge (4 goals, 4 assists).- Tottenham’s Harry Kane had seven shots in this match – he last had more without finding the net in a Premier League game in January 2018 (8 vs Man Utd).What’s next?Spurs make the short trip to Fulham next Sunday, while United host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. read morelast_img read more

Michigan Basketball Star Rips Michigan State After Attending Football Game

first_imgJordan Poole of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after 82-72 win over the Michigan State Spartans at Breslin Center.EAST LANSING, MI – JANUARY 13: Jordan Poole #2 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after 82-72 win over the Michigan State Spartans at Breslin Center on January 13, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Michigan clearly isn’t finished rubbing its recent win over Michigan State into the Spartans’ faces yet.Following a week of back-and-forth between the respective head coaches and a $10,000 fine handed down to Michigan State, a new voice has emerged to add some fuel to this rivalry’s fire.Michigan basketball guard Jordan Poole, a friend of Wolverines stars Tarik Black and Donovan Peoples-Jones, attended last week’s game and had some harsh words for the rival school.“I had never been to Michigan State before, and their campus was awful – it’s trash,” Poole said, per WolverinesWire. “It was just dry.”Michigan dominated Michigan State to the tune of a 21-7 win. The Wolverines held the Spartans to just 79 passing yards and 15 rushing yards.“Beating them at Michigan State and seeing how wild their fans are, how good it feels to be on the winning end right now and successful – it’s huge,” Poole added.With the win over Michigan State, combined with Ohio State’s loss to Purdue, the Wolverines now control their own destiny for a spot in the Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoffs.last_img read more

ESPN’s Desmond Howard Places Top 10 Team On “Upset Alert”

first_imgDesmond Howard gives his take on ESPN.Week 8 of the 2018 college football season featured one of the biggest upsets of the year, with then-No. 2 Ohio State falling to Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium in a blowout loss.What upsets are coming today?No one really knows, but you better believe that there will be a couple of them – at least.Desmond Howard just appeared on SportsCenter and was asked which team he feels is “vulnerable” heading into today’s slate of games.His answer: No. 6 Texas.The Longhorns are officially on “upset alert” today, as they’re getting ready to play at Oklahoma State.Several analysts are predicting the upset, as it should prove to be quite a test for Tom Herman’s young team.Texas and Oklahoma State are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ABC.last_img

Video Of This Punter’s Celebration Is The Best Highlight Of The Day

first_imgA photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)College football’s best highlight of the day comes via the Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.It was an easy win for the Huskers, who improved to 2-6 on the season with a blowout win, but Bethune-Cookman’s punter won the day, too.Uriel Hernandez, Bethune-Cookman’s 5-foot-4, 209-pound punter, had a very nice punt late in the Huskers’ blowout win.The celebration was awesome, too.Check it out:This is what an elite athlete in his prime looks like pic.twitter.com/kYwDZ4wz3B— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 27, 2018Well done, Uriel.A lot of don’t-see-this-often material here:1. 4th-and-goal from the 39-yard-line2. 5-foot-4 kicker-turned-punter3. Reax, tons of reax, despite trailing 38-3It’s a fun game, and Uriel Hernandez is enjoying it. pic.twitter.com/68Bwv4nuoM— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 27, 2018Nebraska, meanwhile, won today’s game, 45-9.last_img read more

Upset Alert: Top 15 Team In Serious Trouble At Halftime

first_imgAn overhead view of Neyland Stadium.14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /AllsportKentucky has been one of the best stories in college football this season, contending for the SEC East until last week’s loss to Georgia.Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the best week for Wildcats athletics overall.UK is in Neyland Stadium to face a rebuilding Tennessee squad, and things are not going well at all.Tennessee football leads Kentucky 17-0 at the half, in a big potential upset spot.After a 3-0 first quarter, Tennessee ran out to the big lead with a pair of second quarter touchdowns.The last came with just four seconds left in the half, on a 41-yard jump ball thrown by Jarrett Guarantano to Marquez Callaway.? HAIL MARY ?Guarantano throws it up … Marquez Callaway brings it down.TOUCHDOWN @Vol_Football!! pic.twitter.com/sOC8byDETQ— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 10, 2018Guarantano has 175 yards and the touchdown pass, while Ty Chandler has 64 yards on the ground. Tim Jordan has a touchdown run for the Vols.Tennessee is currently out-gaining No. 11 Kentucky 239-62 in total yardage. Kentucky was a five-point favorite entering the game.This win would be huge for Tennessee’s bowl chances. A win would bump the Vols to 5-5, and they would just need to win one of Missouri and at Vanderbilt to crash the post-season in year one under Jeremy Pruitt.last_img read more