Transfers Dortmund frustrated as Arsenal refuse to meet Aubameyang asking price Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 04:09 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Borussia Dortmund Premier League Bundesliga African All Stars The two clubs are still some way apart in their valuation of the player but Arsenal remain confident of securing a deal Borussia Dortmund are growing frustrated at Arsenal’s refusal to meet their asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Goal understands.The Premier League club have already reached an agreement on personal terms with the Gabon striker, and are locked in talks over a fee with BVB. But so far their offers have fallen short of what the Bundesliga side want for their star, who was left out of their weekend clash against Hertha Berlin. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Gunners have already tabled two bids, worth €50 million and €58m, which have been rejected. Dortmund are holding out for €70m, but could compromise on a deal worth €65m if negotiations continue to drag, while Arsenal remain confident of striking a deal.Olivier Giroud could also enter the equation as a loan makeweight in the deal, with Dortmund keen to replace Aubameyang with a proven striker before the end of the window. While BVB are keen, however, Arsenal are more reluctant to agree to a temporary switch, unless Giroud’s presence in the offer allows them to reduce Aubameyang’s fee.”Anything can happen in the next few days,” a source close to Giroud explained to Goal.”The only concrete point we know is that Dortmund really aren’t agreed on Arsenal’s offer. And that makes for a lot of consequences.”As previously reported, West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans is also a target at the Emirates Stadium, although Aubameyang is the club’s top priority. Evans is open to a move, but Arsenal may face a late battle with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City keen to land the ex-Man United player.
PSG Dijon hit back at Rabiot jibe: ‘This is how they thank us!’ Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 11:37 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manuel Queimadelos Alonso PSG Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The French side used Twitter to hit back at the PSG midfielder following his comments after his side’s loss to Real Madrid Dijon saw the funny side of Adrien Rabiot’s comments after the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder lamented his team’s loss to Real Madrid by highlighting their eight-goal rout of the French club.Ligue 1 giants PSG took to the Santiago Bernabeu with great hope but left the Spanish capital 3-1 losers in the opening leg of their last-16 tie against the Champions League holders on Wednesday.Rabiot, who opened the scoring in the 33rd minute before Cristiano Ronaldo’s double inspired a comeback, was particularly scathing of the collapse Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As part of his scathing remarks , the midfielder aimed a jibe at Dijon, who the Paris outfit smashed 8-0 back in January.”It’s great to put eight goals past Dijon, but it is in these matches that you have to make it count,” he told beIN SPORTS. PSG superstar Neymar scored four goals in the relentless demolition of the Ligue 1 outfit, who currently sit 34 points back of the top spot in league table.Despite that demolition, which included three goals tacked on after the hour mark, Dijon showed some good humour on Wednesday, taking their chance to snipe back at Rabiot via Twitter. The club wrote: “We did everything to give PSG confidence before Real Madrid… And this is how they thank us!”On a tout fait pour mettre le @PSG_inside en confiance avant le @realmadrid …. Et voilà comment ils nous remercient ! Bon du coup on a quand même parlé du #DFCO en soirée @ChampionsLeague ! pic.twitter.com/UgG5Oz81Z2 — Dijon FCO (@DFCO_Officiel) February 14, 2018 PSG, who are 12 points clear in the league, welcome Madrid to Parc des Princes on March 6 as they look to reach the quarter-finals.
SJ Earthquakes San Jose Earthquakes 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 01:50 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kelley L. Cox SJ Earthquakes MLS SJ Earthquakes v Minnesota United FC Minnesota United FC The Quakes managed to sneak into the postseason in 2017 but fans in Northern California are expecting more this season The San Jose Earthquakes were technically a playoff team in 2017, but it didn’t feel like it.Party of that is how poorly the one game they played in the postseason went – the Quakes were down in the 33rd minute and conceded four more to the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 5-0 knockout round thrashing.The other part is the Quakes struggling during the regular season, giving up 60 goals and losing 14 games in the 34-match season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player This year, with new coach Mikael Stahre and general manager Jesse Fioranelli entering his second season, the Quakes are aiming not only to make the playoffs but to be a team that belongs in the playoffs.How did the San Jose Earthquakes perform in 2017?2017 finish: Sixth in Western Conference (13-14-7), lost in knockout roundThe Earthquakes lost more matches than they won in 2017 and ran up a -21 goal difference, but still managed to lock up the final postseason spot in the West. The playoff run ended quickly, though, with the Vancouver Whitecaps winning the knockout round match by a 5-0 margin.San Jose Earthquakes’ key offseason lossesA number of players who had been in San Jose for several seasons departed Northern California this offseason, starting with Marco Urena, whom LAFC picked up in the expansion draft. El Salvador international Darwin Ceren and U.S. goalkeeper David Bingham both moved in trades.Defenders Andres Imperiale and Matheus Silva each signed elsewhere, while Kip Colvey moved to the Colorado Rapids in the waiver draft. Victor Bernardez’s contract option was declined and the Honduran center back is starting a coaching career.San Jose Earthquakes’ key offseason additionsTwo players from coach Mikael Stahre’s home country Sweden are now suiting up for the Quakes, with winger Magnus Eriksson and left back Joel Qwiberg arriving from Scandinavia in the winter.Yeferson Quintana, a center back, arrived from Uruguayan side Penarol on loan. San Jose also signed Danny Hoesen from Groningen after he scored five goals on loan from the Dutch side last year.Full San Jose Earthquakes roster entering 2018 seasonGoalkeepers: Matt Bercano, JT Marcinkowski, Andrew TarbellDefenders: Francois Affolter, Jacob Akanyirige, Harold Cummings, Nick Lima, Jimmy Ockford, Yeferson Quintana, Joel QwibergMidfielders: Fatai Alashe, Eric Calvillo, Magnus Eriksson, Luis Felipe, Gilbert Fuentes, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth, Vako, Shea Salinas, Tommy Thompson, Chris Wehan, Jackson YueillForwards: Quincy Amarikwa, Danny Hoesen, Chris WondolowskiSan Jose Earthquakes projected starting lineupMikael Stahre has used a 4-4-2 during the preseason and seems ready to stick with that after sometimes utilizing a 4-2-3-1 last season. Tarbell is set to start in goal with Cummings and new arrival Quintana in the middle.On the left side, Qwiberg is yet to displace Salinas from the starting role, but Salinas will have to perform well to keep the offseason signing on the bench.Stahre has plenty of options in the midfield, where we’ve projected Godoy and Jungwirth in the middle with Vako and Eriksson. Vako, a designated player who provided spark down the stretch, and new addition Eriksson are the likely starters but Thompson and Hyka both saw minutes last year and will push those players.Up top, Hoesen and Wondolowski will start with Amarikwa providing depth off the bench.San Jose Earthquakes national TV coverageSan Jose Earthquakes vs. NYCFC – Saturday, March 31, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Friday, May 25, at 11 p.m. ET on UnimasChicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. ET on UnivisionSan Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy – Saturday June 30, at 10 p.m. ET on UnimasLAFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m. ET on Univision
Senegal Senegal 2 South Korea 0: Cisse’s side triumph in final World Cup warm-up Joe Wright 11:56 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Senegal Senegal v South Korea South Korea Friendlies South Korea lost their last World Cup warm-up match against Senegal on Monday, meaning they have won just one of their last six games. Senegal claimed a 2-0 win over South Korea in the teams’ final friendly match ahead of the World Cup.Aliou Cisse’s side, narrowly beaten by Croatia in Osijek last Friday, ended a run of four matches without a win thanks to an own goal and a Moussa Konate penalty.The match – which was played behind closed doors in the Austrian town of Grodig – was goalless until the 69th minute, when Guangzhou Evergrande defender Kim Young-gwon turned the ball into his own net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move South Korea pressed for an equaliser but their fourth defeat in six games was assured when Konate scored from the spot in second-half injury time.They begin their World Cup efforts against Sweden in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18, while Senegal start their campaign a day later against Poland in Moscow.
The most notable will be the clash between rivals Australia and New Zealand, in the Men’s Open division on Thursday afternoon. The official Opening Ceremony, which was postponed due to bad weather earlier in the week, will be held at 1.30pm at the fields. Please see below for an indication of who Australia will play on day two of the event. Mixed Open – 4.40pm (AEST) 7.40am (Scotland) – Australia v SwitzerlandMen’s Open – 6.20pm (AEST) 9.20am (Scotland) – Australia v ScotlandMen’s 40’s – 8.00pm (AEST) 11.00am (Scotland) – Australia v IrelandSenior Mixed – 8.00pm (AEST) 11.00am (Scotland) – Australia v South AfricaMen’s 30’s – 8.50pm (AEST) 11.50am (Scotland) – Australia v JapanMixed Open – 9.40pm (AEST)12.40pm (Scotland) – Australia v CataloniaSenior Mixed –11.20pm (AEST) 2.20pm (Scotland) – Australia v EnglandMen’s 30’s – 12.10am (AEST) 3.10pm (Scotland) – Australia v EnglandMen’s 40’s – 1.00am (AEST) 4.00pm (Scotland) – Australia v WalesMen’s 35’s – 1.50am (AEST) 4.50pm (Scotland) – Australia v South AfricaMen’s Open – 2.40am (AEST) 5.40pm (Scotland) – Australia v New ZealandWomen’s Open – 2.40am (AEST) 5.40pm (Scotland) – To be announcedMixed Open – Thursday afternoon – To be announcedStay tuned to the website, as well as TFA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites for more information.
Today (Friday 6th October) is the final day of the 2017 Defence Nationals in Brisbane and the favourites in each division have emerged from the pack.In the Men’s Open division, North Queensland (NQ) were the big movers on Thursday atoning their slow start to the tournament defeating Sydney Metro 10-1 and pushing division favourites South Queensland A all the way in an eventual 4-6 defeat. The win cemented South Queensland A as the team to beat in the Men’s Open Division and locked in the following Semi Final match ups:Men’s Open Semi Finals (Friday 6th October – 9.30am)SF1: South Queensland A v Northern Territory CSF2: ACT/Country v North QueenslandSouth Queensland A will start strong favourites against the Northern Territory boys and are expected to advance to the Grand Final. Semi Final two on the other hand is a tantalizing match up that could go either way with both teams showing strong form in the round matches. Expect it to go down to the wire and a result either way will not surprise.Earlier this morning the Plate semi finals were held with Sydney Metro and Northern Territory A advancing to the Plate Final at 10.30am.SF1: Sydney Metro defeated South Queensland B (6-0)SF2: Northern Territory A defeated Northern Territory B (8-3)In the Women’s Open division, North Queensland have been dominant throughout the week dropping just the one match to South Queensland by a touchdown which earnt the ladies from the North the right to progress straight to the Grand Final.Their opponents will be the winner of the Semi Final match up between South Queensland and Sydney Metro. If the South Queensland girls can get the job done in the semi’s they will go into the Grand Final confident as the only team to defeat North Queensland during the week. Can they repeat that effort on the big stage or will the extra break ensure the ladies from North Queensland are refreshed and ready for one last strong performance? The Women’s Open Final taps off at 2.00pm today.South Queensland A have made the Men’s 30s division their own progressing through pool play undefeated and with an impressive for and against of 52/15. Their performance has earnt them the right to advance straight to the Grand Final where they will play their South Queensland B counterparts, after South Queensland B defeated ACT / Country 11-2 in the Semi Final earlier today.The Grand Final (and battle for teammate bragging rights) between South Queensland A Vs South Queensland B commences at 1.00pm today.To keep updated with all the finals results from the 2017 Defence Nationals, click HERE
Sarri confirms misfit Drinkwater allowed to leave Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDanny Drinkwater can leave Chelsea in January.The Englishman is being given a route out of the London club after failing to impress new boss Maurizio Sarri.Drinkwater has not been a regular for Sarri and will be able to find a more suitable situation in the transfer window.”He is in the PL list, but not Europe,” said Sarri about Drinkwater in his press conference. “He is a very good midfielder, but is suited to playing with two midfielders. “His problem is my football. “I don’t know his future, it is up to the club and to him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino plays down talk of Bowen interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has played down talk of a move for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.Spurs and Everton have been linked with the 22-year-old.Pochettino said, “The first time I heard (about) him was yesterday or before yesterday.”I heard for the first time yesterday this name. It’s like many names that appear in the media – rumours.”There’s many interested in this business. How many players are today in the media that are related with Tottenham, and have been in the past?”Be careful because hundreds of players were related with the club and then never happened. I think my answer is so clear.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona president Bartomeu assures Denis Suarez Arsenal move won’t be blockedby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has assured Denis Suarez they won’t block him from leaving for Arsenal.As things stand Arsenal want to sign the midfielder on loan until the end of the season, where they will then decide whether he is worth splashing the cash on.Barcelona on the other hand will reportedly only sanction a loan deal for the player this month if it includes a clause to make the move permanent at the end of the season. However, Marca says Bartomeu has spoken to the 25-year-old and made a promise to him that he can leave the club this month.Suarez has made just six appearances for the Catalan club all season, with only two of these coming in La Liga.The midfielder has found the back of the net twice however, both in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa Del Rey.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola rules out January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is satisfied with his current squad. The Citizens are four points behind league leaders Liverpool heading into the second half of the season.But Guardiola believes he can catch the Reds without reinforcements.He said: “Sometimes we have done [made January signings].”But normally, we buy one player, it’s for the next five, six years – and normally these kind of situations in this transfer window don’t happen.”For loan players, maybe it can happen, but I think the big clubs don’t buy players for just five or six months, and they don’t sell in that period.”If you don’t have injuries, if you are satisfied with the players, the squad you have, you go with them.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Spurs boss Pochettino throws down the gauntlet to Serge Aurierby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Serge Aurier to secure a starting spot in his side. The Ivory Coast international was impressive at right-back in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.”I think he was very happy,” Pochettino said of the right-back. “We were very happy too. I think the performance was great.”First half was fantastic, his concentration and focus.”Now he needs to show and be consistent. It’s not only one game and the second game the focus and intensity start to drop. That is the key in our team, not only him but all the players.”All the players need to be consistent and understand that every time we are going to compete we have to give our best.”Give like a collective our best and for sure we have the quality to beat any team.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Vidic admits he’s a fan of Liverpool defender Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic admits he’s a fan of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.The Serb is impressed by Van Dijk’s consistency.Vidic told talkSPORT: “He is definitely one of the best defenders in the world.“He has shown that week-in week-out, he had a top season last year.“Obviously this season as well, they [Liverpool] are competing for all the trophies, so what he has to do is maintain his form, keep his feet on the ground and deliver again.“I admire what he does, he’s a top player.”
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has launched a stunning expletive-filled rant at those who criticised his visit to Salt Bae’s restaurant during the Bundesliga winter break.The Frenchman posted a video of himself on social media enjoying a golden steak in the company of the famous chef.His meal of choice is said to cost £1000 per serving, leading many to question his seemingly lavish lifestyle. 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? He said on social media: “No better way to start the year than with a dash of salt and a visit to my Turkish brother.”No better way to start the year than with a dash of salt and a visit to my Turkish brother 🇹🇷👌🏼 #SaltBae #fr7👑 #ELHAMDOULILLAH🤲🏽♥️ pic.twitter.com/O5ztj4mueq— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) January 3, 2019Outspoken journalist Audrey Pulvar, who has never seen eye-to-eye with Ribery, was among those to attack the 35-year-old.He suggested that the Bayern winger should be putting his riches to better use and aiding more worthy causes.Such comments have not gone done well with Ribery, who has been quick to point out that he was merely enjoying a holiday with his family during a rest period for German football.He feels as though he has been unfairly singled out – not for the first time – and has blasted back at those who prefer to focus on his supposed faults rather than all of the positive work he does.pic.twitter.com/TEQb6VTpSR— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) January 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/eDFrGWt6al— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) January 5, 2019Ribery said in a collection of messages on his personal Twitter account: “Let’s set things straight in 2019.“Let’s start with the envious, the angry, the people that have been spawned from a broken condom. F*ck your mothers, your grandmothers and even your family tree.“I owe you nothing, my success is thanks to god, myself and my family and friends who believed in me. The others were always merely stones in my shoes.”He added: “Secondly, to the pseudo-journalists that always criticised me and my actions (last example, the price of my food!).“When I give [to charity] (because I’ve been taught to always give when I receive a lot) why no big national media is talking about it?“You would rather talk about the vacation that I spent with my family, you watch my every move, what I eat and so on… You’re always here for this kind of futility.”Ribery and Bayern are due to be back in Bundesliga action on January 18 against Hoffenheim.The long-serving Frenchman will be hoping to make a telling contribution over the second-half of the campaign, as he is approaching the end of his time at the Allianz Arena.It has already been confirmed that, after 12 years in Munich, Ribery will be dropping into the free agent pool when his contract expires this summer.
A photo of Andres Iniesta posing with two people in blackface has sparked controversy on social media with the former Barcelona midfielder caught right in the middle.Taken as part of celebrations for Three Kings Day in Spain, the image posted to Iniesta’s social media channels clearly shows two people in blackface as they attempted to dress up as a king that is traditionally black.It’s not the first time a footballer has been caught up in a blackface scandal with Antoine Griezmann forced to apology for a similiar incident in December 2017. 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? “I admit it’s awkward from me,” the Atletico Madrid and France forward wrote. “If I did hurt anybody, then I apologise.”Unlike Griezmann’s controversy last season, Iniesta was not the person whose face was painted black in the picture, and he’s yet to respond to social media criticism to Sunday’s tweet.— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) January 6, 2019Iniesta, who currently plays club football in Japan for Vissel Kobe, has been criticised for the photo which has quickly sparked outrage and some shocked reactions from fans.— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) January 6, 2019Iniesta taking pictures with people in blackface pic.twitter.com/sWzth0a2BU— Zito (@_Zeets) January 6, 2019— Nick Bright (@NickBrightDJ) January 6, 2019— ً (@BabyKeith8) January 6, 2019— Sam (@Fadewade) January 6, 2019— E-Crystal Palace (@e_crystalpalace) January 6, 2019While 2019 has started off in questionable fashion for Iniesta, 2018 was a big one for the 2010 World Cup winner as he departed Barcelona for the first time and moved to the J-League.Iniesta scored three times and picked up three assists across his 14 appearances for Kobe, who finished the season in sixth. The Spanish midfielder recently revealed his desire to be a coach one day, but quickly distanced himself from the potential of coaching Barcelona anytime soon. Iniesta’s former club celebrated a winning Getafe at the weekend while arch-rivals Real Madrid succumbed to another defeat that sees them 10 points off the pace in La Liga’s title race.
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Javon Brandon #7 of the Tennessee State Tigers drops back to throw a pass against Louis Vecchio #29 of the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie is fighting for his life after an injury he suffered on Saturday afternoon against Vanderbilt. According to a report, he is still verbally unresponsive.Abercrombie was injured on a normal “football play” in the second quarter of his team’s contest, and complained of a headache heading towards the sideline. He then reportedly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.According to The Tennesseean, Abercrombie had emergency surgery because of a “serious” head injury. He’s currently listed in critical condition.Abercrombie was able to make his way to the sideline after the play. He complained to trainers about having a headache and collapsed soon after that.The Atlanta native was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery. He was listed in critical condition.“It was just a football play,” TSU coach Rod Reed said Sunday morning on his coaches radio show on WNSR. “He was taking on a block and it wasn’t anything malicious or dirty or anything like that. Just an unfortunate situation.”A report from HERO Sports suggests that Abercrombie is still not verbally responsive.A source close to the situation has told @HEROSportsFCS that Tennessee State player Christion Abercrombie’s swelling of the brain has gone down since being taken to surgery yesterday, but he is still not verbally responsive. pic.twitter.com/ufuJu1s7rP— Brian McLaughlin (@BrianMacWriter) September 30, 2018The school has issued a statement as well, with quotes from both the team’s coach Rod Reed and Abercrombie’s mother Staci Abercrombie.Update on Christion Abercrombie – September 30, 2018 pic.twitter.com/T9XuJcnwPp— TennesseeSt Football (@tsu_football) September 30, 2018Our thoughts and prayers are with Abercrombie and his family.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney issued a major injury update for quarterback Trevor Lawrence while speaking to reporters this morning. It’s good news, Tigers fans.Lawrence, who missed the second half of Clemson’s comeback win against Syracuse on Saturday, appears to be on track to play this weekend.Swinney told reporters that Lawrence’s injury was mostly just neck pain. The five-star freshman was in concussion protocol, which is necessary when possible symptoms are prevalent, but everything was looking good on Sunday.Clemson’s head coach believes Lawrence will play this weekend.“I definitely expect him to play [vs. WF] and see no reason why he wouldn’t,” Swinney said.To clarify on Trevor Lawrence here: “I definitely expect him to play [vs. WF] and see no reason why he wouldn’t.”— A David Hale joint (@DavidHaleESPN) October 2, 2018Swinney also provided more details on Lawrence’s original injury and everything that went into it this weekend.“Dabo says Lawrence’s issue was more neck pain. He was in concussion protocol as required when any symptoms are evident. “He got the crap knocked out of him,” Dabo said, but was good by Sunday. Did all drills in Monday practice,” ESPN’s David Hale tweeted.Dabo says Lawrence’s issue was more neck pain. He was in concussion protocol as required when any symptoms are evident. “He got the crap knocked out of him,” Dabo said, but was good by Sunday. Did all drills in Monday practice.— A David Hale joint (@DavidHaleESPN) October 2, 2018Lawrence had a rough first-career start, all things considered. It looks like he’ll have a chance to improve on that in his second start this weekend, though.Clemson and Wake Forest are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Monday afternoon, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech kicked off from Annapolis to get the day’s college football action started. The bowl season continues today with six match-ups on the schedule, including four ranked programs in action.One of the six contests is expected to produce a major upset, according to a Vegas computer. According to the score predictions released by OddsShark, the No. 19 Texas A&M Aggies are on upset alert.The Vegas computer suggests the Aggies will lose to NC State on Monday night.Here’s the score prediction:NC State 35.0, Texas A&M 31.6The Aggies head into the game as a seven-point favorite, but this Vegas computer suggests Jimbo Fisher and company will head into the 2019 season with their fifth loss of 2018.NC State and Texas A&M kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Ohio State was the No. 1 team in the country in 2015, coming off a national title win, and entered the 2015 game against Michigan State at 10-0.The Buckeyes’ offense was halted by the Spartans’ defense, as Ohio State fell, 17-14, on a game-winning field goal by MSU.“That’s the one. I don’t blame others. I blame myself. I could have done some better things (as a coach) that day. That 2015 Michigan State game, that was a tough one,” he told The Dispatch.There was a lot from my interview with Urban Meyer last week that couldn’t fit into my story that ran Sunday. Here is much more from our conversation, including what he doesn’t miss about coaching, his most haunting OSU loss, favorite win and impact of Real Life Wednesdays. https://t.co/YlTcJFH5Vg— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) May 28, 2019Ohio State fans will surely agree with Meyer’s choice. The Buckeyes’ 2015 team might have been its most talented, but the stunning home loss to Michigan State prevented a repeat of a national title.OSU went on to beat Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and had a ton of high picks in the 2016 NFL Draft.Michigan State, meanwhile, went on to lose to Alabama, 38-0, in the College Football Playoff. NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Urban Meyer didn’t lose a lot of games at Ohio State – only nine games, to be exact – but there are a couple of losses that still haunt him to this day.One loss, though, stands above the rest.Ohio State’s former head coach revealed what loss haunts him the most in an interview with Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch.Meyer’s pick: 2015 against Michigan State.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)We’ve seen the “horns down” hand signal used to taunt Texas players and fans in recent years. Earlier this month, a rising high school freshman football player used it to troll Tom Herman.Over the weekend, Greg Andrews, an attorney from Norman, Okla., posted a video of his son Parker and Herman at a football camp. The event took place at SMU on June 2, and Texas’ staff participated.In the video, Parker Andrews is posing with Herman, who is throwing his horns up. The young prospect starts with just his left index finger raised, but proceeds to sneak in a “horns down” while Herman is looking at the camera.It was a quick flash of the gesture, but you can see it below. I took my soon-to-be 9th grade son, @Parker32Andrews , down to a Texas last Sunday for football camp and he had an opportunity to meet Texas’ coach, Tom Herman. Parker never wastes an opportunity! 🤣😂#ClassOf2023 pic.twitter.com/V6sXS1rJIp— Greg Andrews (@LawyerGreg405) June 8, 2019Parker Andrews also posted pictures of himself with Herman and UT defensive line coach Oscar Giles at the camp, along with a thank you message.“Thank you @TexasFootball Coach Herman @CoachTomHerman and Coach Giles @OscarGiles95 for working with me today,” he wrote.Thank you @TexasFootball Coach Herman @CoachTomHerman and Coach Giles @OscarGiles95 for working with me today. #ClassOf2023 pic.twitter.com/A0lGXLOvv6— Parker Andrews (@Parker32Andrews) June 3, 2019Ballsy move by the youngster to troll Herman the way he did, especially considering he presumably wants to play Division I athletics.Wonder what his next interactions with the Texas coaching staff will be like.
BCCI Ombudsman issues notices to Sachin Tendulkar, VVS LaxmanTendulkar and Laxman were issued notices for their alleged ‘conflict of interest’ by serving as mentors of IPL franchise as well as member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 08:43 IST Tendulkar and Laxman issued notices by the BCCI ombudsman due to conflict of interest. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTendulkar and Laxman were issued notices by the BCCI ombudsman due to conflict of interestTendulkar is Mumbai Indians’ mentor and Laxman is in the same capacity for Sunrisers HyderabadThis is the third such case being filed after Sourav Ganguly had to appear before Justice DK JainLegendary Sachin Tendulkar and batting maestro VVS Laxman were Wednesday served notices by BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer DK Jain for their alleged ‘conflict of interest’ by serving as mentors of IPL franchise as well as member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).Tendulkar is Mumbai Indians’ mentor and Laxman is in the same capacity for Sunrisers Hyderabad.This is the third case of conflict of interest allegation being filed after former skipper Sourav Ganguly had to appear before Justice (retd.) Jain for deposition for his triple role as CAB president, CAC member as well as advisor of Delhi Capitals.All three were part of CAC that picked the senior national coach Ravi Shastri in July 2017, which was their last meeting.Justice Jain in his notice (in possession of PTI) has asked both Tendulkar and Laxman to file written responses to the allegations by April 28 and has also simultaneously asked BCCI to file their response.The complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).AS per the notice to Tendulkar and Laxman, Justice Jain wrote: “A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (for short “the BCCI”) under Article 39 of the Rules and Regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts, allegedly constituting as ‘conflict of interest’ on your part.”You may file your written response to the accompanying Complaint, supported by duly executed affidavit, on or before 28th April 2019, with the Office of the Ethics Officer, BCCI, Mumbai for further proceedings in the matter,” he further stated.advertisementThe Ombudsman stated that failure to respond will mean that no further chance to explain their points of view will be given.”On your failure to respond to the present notice, the Ethics Officer shall be constrained to proceed in your absence, without giving any further opportunity of filing a response to the Complaint, to you.”A copy of this Notice is also being sent to the BCCI, to enable it to file its response to the accompanying complaint, in writing on or before 28th April 2019 before the Ethics Officer,” Justice Jain wrote.Tendulkar, who celebrated his 46th birthday on Wednesday, and Laxman were not available for comments.Also Read | BCCI backs Ganguly, tells Ombudsman his conflict of interest could be sortedAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly replies to ombudsman, clarifies stand on conflict of interestFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Conflict of interestFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow VVS LaxmanFollow Sourav GangulyFollow BCCI ombudsman