10 months agoPorto defender Eder Militao unsettled by Man Utd interest

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Porto defender Eder Militao unsettled by Man Utd interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto defender Eder Militao has been unsettled by interest from Manchester United.United are interested in the Brazilian for the winter market.Correio da Manha Militao is “reluctant” to sign a new contract with Porto as the rumours of a move to United circulate.The young defender is also on the radar of Real Madrid.Militao was close to joining Manchester City last year before committing to Porto. last_img

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10 days agoMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michut

first_imgMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michutby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain’s U17 starlet Edouard Michut is attracting Premier League interest.Sky Sports says City are keen on Michut ahead of the January market.The 16-year-old attacking midfielder – a France youth international – is also being tracked by Barcelona. Michut is seen as a play-maker and has been likened in profile to PSG star Marco Veratti. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Notre Dame QB, Ohio Native DeShone Kizer Revealed His Motivation When Facing Ohio State

first_imgDeshone Kizer gets a pat on the head after Virginia game.Notre Dame’s offense is in DeShone Kizer’s hands.Notre Dame’s red-shirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer is an Ohio native, but despite being a four-star recruit at Toledo’s Central Catholic, he wasn’t offered a scholarship by Ohio State. Perhaps Kizer still has a chip on his shoulder about that, as he revealed this afternoon to reporters who asked about his motivation when facing the Buckeyes in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl. VIDEO: #NotreDame QB DeShone Kizer, on his motivation to beat Ohio State. https://t.co/kC9W47LIN2 pic.twitter.com/SREp3dNpr6— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) December 23, 2015Kizer’s comments will probably be discussed by Ohio State fans who come across them. If you want to hear his full session with the media, click on the link in the tweet shown above.last_img read more

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Predicting The Future Head Coaches Of College Football’s Best Programs

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’ve transitioned from the college football offseason into the college football preseason. Soon, the actual season will be here. That’ll go quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be the offseason again.  Nick SabanHow much longer will Saban be at Alabama? Who will replace him?And what comes in the offseason?Coaching moves. Some will be fired, some will be hired. Some will leave their current job for better ones. Nothing lasts forever in college football, so even if you think your current program is set for the foreseeable future, there’s probably a decent chance that you’re wrong. Even the best in the sport have to deal with coaching moves once a decade or so. Who do you think is the next head coach of your college football program?We’ve made our guesses here, predicting the future head coaches of college football’s top programs. Start With Nebraska ??? >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more

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Italy stay perfect with comfortable win over Greece

first_imgItaly made it three wins from as many Group J matches with a 3-0 victory over Greece in their pursuit of a place at Euro 2020.Roberto Mancini’s side added to wins over Finland and Liechtenstein as Nicolo Barella, Lorenzo Insigne and Leonardo Bonucci all scored inside 10 first-half minutes in Athens. It leaves Italy – who are yet to concede in qualifying – with a maximum return of nine points, while Greece remain on four.  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? Andrea Belotti was thwarted by Zeca’s timely intervention as he sought to get on the end of a threatening throughball inside the opening five minutes. The Torino striker then showed poor technique in lifting a shot from the edge of the box well over the crossbar at the end of a promising move.But the breakthrough came in the 23rd minute when Greece were overrun at the back and Belotti’s cutback was slammed home by Barella.#EuropeanQualifiers23’YES!!!! #BARELLA POPS UP TO OPEN THE SCORING! #GreeceItaly  0-1 #VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/qaglYvd4N1— Italy (@azzurri) June 8, 2019Greece charged forward in an attempt to get back into the match but were caught on the counter-attack as Insigne darted past Andreas Samaris and poked a deft finish beyond goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas.The match as a contest was over before half-time, Bonucci’s header from Emerson’s delivery clipping the upright on its way in.With the points practically assured, Italy produced a composed second-half showing in which retaining possession took precedence over creating opportunities.And Greece could do little to instigate a turnaround, Georgios Masouras going close only to see an offside flag raised as the hosts’ frustrations grew.When substitute Manolis Siopis fired wildly over the bar from a decent position, it was clear that even a consolation goal was going to be beyond Angelos Anastasiadis’ side. What does it mean? Italy in cruise controlWith a 100 per cent record from their opening three games, Italy are already five points ahead of third-placed Greece and look well set to qualify. Mancini’s men have not yet conceded a goal, which further underlines the strides they have made since failing to reach the 2018 World Cup.Left flank woes for GreeceGreece struggled in general to contain Italy in the first 45 minutes, but it was down the visitors’ left side that the threat came, be it from Insigne or Marco Verratti. The former scored, the latter was typically industrious. Kourbelis bypassed in midfieldDimitrios Kourbelis was perhaps more a symptom of Greece’s first-half capitulation than a cause, but the way the game passed him by showed just how dominant Italy were.After managing just 11 touches and seven passes, he was substituted at the break.What’s next?Greece remain in Athens to welcome Armenia on Tuesday, while Mancini’s men host Bosnia-Herzegovina in Turin on the same night.  read morelast_img read more

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Iwobi welcomes Arsenal interest in Zaha & Carrasco

first_imgAlex Iwobi insists he has no intention of leaving Arsenal and welcomes the potential signings of Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Carrasco in his position. The Gunners have reportedly made a £40 million ($51m) opening bid for Crystal Palace star Zaha, although his employers are apparently holding out for closer to £80m ($102m).And 25-year-old Carrasco has also been linked with Unai Emery’s Gunners, with the Arsenal boss reportedly hoping to lure him from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.  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 Asked if those rumours put his place at the Emirates Stadium under threat, Iwobi told  Goal : “I don’t have any idea of going anywhere else, I’m an Arsenal player.”For a big club like Arsenal, you mentioned two great players so it will be exciting to have them.”I don’t know anything that’s going on behind closed doors.”In their first season since Arsene Wenger’s tenure came to an end, Arsenal missed out on a Premier League top-four spot by just one point but had another shot at Champions League qualification with the Europa League final.Although they ultimately suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku, Iwobi was pleased with the Gunners’ first season under Emery.Unai Emery Arsenal Chelsea Europa League 2019“It was good, he demanded a lot from us,” the winger said.”We enjoyed working under him but we marginally missed out of the Champions League and unfortunately, we were unable to get the result we needed in the Europa League final.”You can see there is a big progression, everyone is enjoying it. We look forward to next season.”The Nigeria international made 35 Premier League appearances last season, more than in any other campaign and he insists he’s grateful to Emery for giving him the chance to prove himself.”I was involved quite a lot last season,” he continued. “Obviously you want to start as many games as you can but it doesn’t work that way when you have a team like Arsenal, you just have to do well and whenever the opportunity comes, do your best. I just have to say thank you for the opportunity he is giving me. “I’m happy to play anywhere [for Arsenal], I’ll play wherever I’m told to play. I’ve always seen myself as a midfielder, like an attacking midfielder but I’ll always give my best whether I’m told to play in the middle or somewhere else.”The Gunners will be hoping to return to the Champions League next season having failed to finish in the top four since 2015-16.And Iwobi is confident that the north Londoners are capable of producing a strong campaign. He added: “On a good day, we’re able to beat any team as we showed last season.”I think it’s more of a mental thing, make sure we are mentally ready for every game and we will be able to do well.”Arsenal kick-off their Premier League season away to Newcastle on August 11.last_img read more

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3 New College Football Bowl Games Being Added For 2020 Season

first_imgA general view of Northwestern's football field inside Wrigley Field.CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 18: A general view as the Northwestern Wildcats practice for a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday November 20 at Wrigley Field on November 18, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Some argue that college football already has too many bowl games. We’ve had a few instances of sub-.500 teams receiving bids to compete in the post-season, due to a lack of eligible teams. In a few years, there will be even more exhibitions added to the slate.There have been rumors of a Chicago bowl game for a little while now. Wrigley Field has already hosted one Big Ten football game, and will be doing more down the road with a new seating configuration that better allows for football in the hallowed baseball park.The Wrigley Field bowl game is the headliner in these three new bowl additions. Former ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy, who is set to join Stadium for coverage sometime soon, filed a report via his Facebook page.McMurphy says that new bowl games are coming to Chicago, Myrtle Beach, and one more city yet to be decided.From the full report:The Chicago bowl, to be played at Wrigley Field, will feature the Big Ten against the ACC, sources said. To add the Chicago bowl in 2020, the Big Ten is expected to end its affiliation with the San Francisco Bowl (formerly Foster Farms Bowl) after 2019.Myrtle Beach and ESPN officials have had ongoing discussions about starting this bowl game, sources said. The most likely conferences affiliated with Myrtle Beach could be Conference USA, the Sun Belt or the Mid-American. If the Sun Belt is involved, look for the league to cut ties in 2020 with either Arizona, Dollar General, Camellia or Cure, all part of the Sun Belt’s current bowl lineup.Some potential options for the third bowl addition: Tempe, or somewhere in the Carolinas.The third new bowl? This isn’t as clear cut. Arizona State has shown interest in adding a bowl in Tempe. And a number of cities/communities have expressed interest in the past including Charleston, S.C., and Greenville, N.C. The only certainty is before a bowl can be created, it must have a contract with two conferences and/or BYU/Army.This is not the only big bowl news from the past few weeks. With the city’s turn as a big sports town, the Las Vegas Bowl is set to become a more prominent event.Right now, the Las Vegas Bowl is played at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium, between the Mountain West and Pac-12. The SEC is the favorite to replace that MWC slot in the game, per McMurphy.With the Oakland Raiders moving the Vegas, the bowl will be played at the new NFL stadium, giving the game a bigger venue befitting a Power Five bowl match-up.last_img read more

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Photo Of These Fans’ NSFW Sign On Gameday Is Going Viral

first_imgWisconsin's stadium with snow on the field.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls on the endzone during play between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)There were a lot of good signs on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning.Most of them were Urban Meyer themed, unsurprisingly. There was a lot of “I had a better sign but Urban Meyer covered it up” type stuff.There was a good Notre Dame one, too. Rudy is involved.A group of Wisconsin fans had a sign that went viral before the Badgers’ game on Friday night.We don’t think this one would’ve made it onto GameDay, though.Where do I get transfer papers? @BarstoolBadgers pic.twitter.com/z2v1iGBvvy— 5th Year (@5thYear) September 1, 2018Yeah, ESPN’s not letting that one get on.last_img read more

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Vegas Computer’s Score Prediction For Tonight’s CFB Game

first_imgThe Florida State football team running onto the field.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 29: The Florida State Seminoles take the field during a game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Week 1 of the college football season is almost over. There’s only one game left to be played.Florida State and Virginia Tech will face off tonight. This is the type of primetime early-season conference matchup you don’t usually see on the first weekend.Florida State is the home team tonight, and the Seminoles will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2017 season. It will also be the program’s first game under new head coach Willie Taggart.Virginia Tech has endured a tumultuous offseason, but the Hokies still should be in the running for the ACC Coastal Division crown.OddsShark’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.It likes the Seminoles in a tight one.Florida State and Virginia Tech will kick off at 8 p.m. ET tonight.The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

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Brett McMurphy Predicts Where Kelly Bryant Will Transfer

first_imgKelly Bryant of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two weeks ago, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made the decision to bench quarterback Kelly Bryant in favor of freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence. A few days later, Bryant announced his intentions to transfer from the Tigers program.Since then, several teams have joined the Kelly Bryant sweepstakes. Bryant is reportedly set to visit North Carolina this weekend before taking a tip to Arkansas later in the season.Missouri and Louisville have also been mentioned as potential landing spots for the top transfer.College football insider Brett McMurphy made his prediction for where Bryant will decide to take his talents. McMurphy thinks the Razorbacks are the “most likely” destination for Bryant..@Brett_McMurphy provides the latest on QB Kelly Bryant and where he could ultimately be lining up under center next season. pic.twitter.com/hKLzxAeoLR— Stadium (@WatchStadium) October 12, 2018Bryant already has ab established relationship with Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris, who recruited Bryant to Clemson when he was the offensive coordinator.It will be interesting to see where Bryant decides to take his talents – especially with two ACC programs on the board.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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