Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea boss Sarri: Morata has potential, but Hazard fulfilling my No9 needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Eden Hazard is fulfilling what he wants from a No9 ahead of Alvaro Morata.Sarri concedes Hazard and Morata are very different kinds of players, with the selection decision based on style of play and where the space on the pitch is likely to appear, as much as anything else.”I think Alvaro of course is better in the box, maybe he is better to attack spaces, but I have to say Eden is improving. As you saw in the last match, for the second goal, he attacked very well the spaces,” explained Sarri.”It is different because Eden of course is better when he comes to play with the midfielders, is better to open spaces for the wingers. It’s different, it’s another way of playing.”Alvaro’s potential is to be a very good player. At the moment, I think we need to be balanced on the pitch, we need to be more solid, and so in the last matches I preferred these solutions, but for the future everything is open I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero has revealed contact with Manchester City.Quintero, on-loan from Porto, has just helped River win the Copa Libertadores.He told Goal: “My agent had a meeting with Manchester City, which made me very proud. “If I go back to Europe, it must be in everyone’s advantage and not just a financial issue.”Along with City, Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombia international.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Sterling wants Man City teammate Foden in England squadby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Raheem Sterling would be delighted to see teammate Phil Foden in the England setup.The teenage midfielder is being linked with a call up to the full England squad for their October Euro 2020 qualifiers.While he has struggled for game time in the Premier League this season, Foden is rated as one of the most promising English talents in his age group.Foden netted for City against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.”Players that we have here, you have to read the game and the goals will come,” Sterling told BT Sport about City not scoring until late in the game.”I am buzzing for Phil and I want him in the national team, if he keeps going he will be there.”
Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers
Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State’s players and coaches weren’t the only ones to receive rings for the national championship. The coaches wives also received some “bling” for the win, and Shelley Meyer tweeted out a picture of her new jewelry yesterday. She had the ring turned into a necklace. There is probably no more sought after accessory in the state of Ohio right now.Buckeyes got their “ring bling”-Buckeye Coaches’ Wives got some championship bling of their own. #1 #natlchamps pic.twitter.com/jxOfYrwGsx— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) March 27, 2015Few college football coaches’ wives are as active as Shelley Meyer. She and the other Buckeye wives definitely earned this after a long season.
Indiana Missed FGDuke just held off Indiana 44-41 in overtime in a wild New Era Pinstripe Bowl. It was the program’s first bowl win since 1961, and it came in dramatic fashion when Indiana’s Griffin Oakes missed a 38-yard field goal by the slimmest of margins.Take a close look at the video. Oakes’ kick actually went over the upright. It was ruled no good, but while Duke players immediately began celebrating, Oakes also threw his hands up, convinced he had made the kick.To top it off, the situation isn’t reviewable, because of the fact it went over the upright. Indiana really cornered the market on heartbreaking losses this year. Tough way to end the season for the Hoosiers.
Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou on Wednesday.Malcom’s second-half goal cancelled out a sixth-minute opener from Lucas Vazquez and ensured there will be plenty to play for in the return fixture on February 27.With Lionel Messi fit enough only for a place on the bench, the onus was on Barca to show they could cope without their talisman in the first of a difficult run of fixtures this month. 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? Madrid went ahead with the second shot of the match, though, Vazquez twisting his body to flick the ball beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Karim Benzema’s drilled cross.15 – @realmadriden have scored in each of their last 15 away games against Barcelona in all competitions (26 goals), their best scoring run away from home in #ElClasico history. Stampede. pic.twitter.com/X8gba9ZfQ5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 6, 2019Malcom, starting in the cup for the fifth time this season, scuffed a glorious chance straight at Keylor Navas but was spared somewhat by the offside flag.The Brazilian was proving a problem down the Madrid left and it was his free-kick that Ivan Rakitic headed against the crossbar, before Vinicius Junior almost set up Benzema for a tap-in on the break.Luis Suarez saw a shot well saved by Navas after more good Malcom work, but frustrations began to build for the home side in their struggle to create clear-cut openings.They found the equaliser 57 minutes in, however, when Sergio Ramos, having brilliantly cleared a Suarez effort off the line, allowed Malcom’s strike on the rebound to fly past him and into the net, apparently convinced it was going wide.Messi and Gareth Bale were introduced from the bench, and it was the Madrid man who missed the best chance for a winner, failing to make the most of Benzema’s pass after Ter Stegen had been left stranded. What does it mean? Madrid take slender advantage to Santiago BernabeuVazquez’s clever finish means Santiago Solari’s side have an away goal, giving them a slight lift heading into the second leg in Madrid.That said, with Messi likely to be fully fit by the time of the return fixture, Barca will certainly believe they are capable of at least one goal in the capital.There was very little to split these teams – Barca edged possession, Madrid matched their opponents for attempts at goal – so there is every reason to expect a similarly tight affair next time.Malcom a makeshift MessiEver-present in the cup this year, Malcom produced a performance that should put him back in contention for more regular football. He caused Marcelo plenty of problems and deserved his goal.Coutinho cast adriftAt times, Philippe Coutinho looked like he was not involved; at others, he looked like he did not want to be. He looks a long way short of top form and confidence.Key Opta Facts- Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 15 away games against Barcelona in all competitions, their best scoring run away from home in El Clasico history.- Lionel Messi has failed to score in a game in all competitions for the first time since December 2018 against Tottenham in the Champions League.- Malcolm is the first Barcelona player to score on his debut in El Clasico since Arturo Vidal in October 2018 in LaLiga.- Vinicius Junior attempted four shots in the first half, as many as all Barcelona players combined.- Sergio Ramos has equaled Xavi as the player with the most appearances in El Clasico in all competitions in the 21st century (40).What’s next?The second leg takes place in three weeks’ time in the capital. More immediately, Madrid make the short trip to the Wanda Metropolitano for a crucial league derby with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while Barca head to Athletic Bilbao a day later. read more
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A number of college football game times dropped today. That includes half of Nebraska’s regular season slate. Huskers fans can start to plan out some of their College Football Saturdays now.In addition, we have television info for four Husker games. That includes three national network games, which is pretty cool for Scott Frost’s first year. Clearly, there is serious renewed interest in the Huskers with its big-name new coach.The Huskers made the announcement with a video posted to Twitter. From Nebraska:? SCHEDULE UPDATE ?We have times for six games and networks for four.✊ #GBR pic.twitter.com/xGHhYyP1GA— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) May 31, 2018Here is the game times and TV channels for the six games on Nebraska’s schedule:Sept. 1 vs. Akron: 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.Sept. 8 vs. Colorado: 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.Sept. 15 vs. Troy: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.Sept. 29 vs. Purdue: 3:30/4 p.m. ET.Oct. 13 at Northwestern: 12:00 p.m. ET.Nov. 23 at Iowa: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.The rest of Nebraska’s football schedule. We do not yet have kick-off times for these games:Sept. 22 at MichiganOct. 6 at WisconsinOct. 20 vs. MinnesotaNov. 3 at Ohio StateNov. 10 vs. IllinoisNov. 17 vs. Michigan State
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez looked very good today for the Huskers, but left the game late with an injury.With Martinez out, Colorado took a 33-28 lead on a beautiful touchdown throw from Steven Montez to Laviska Shenault Jr. Walk-on back-up quarterback Andrew Bunch couldn’t answer for the Huskers, and the Buffaloes picked up the win.After an entertaining, tough game, a season-opening loss is pretty disappointing for Scott Frost’s team. There were definite signs of improvement, and Martinez looks like he’ll be an exciting play all year for the Huskers.If he’s healthy enough to play, of course.After the game Scott Frost gave a pretty optimistic update on the Adrian Martinez injury situation.From beat writer Parker Gabriel:Frost called news on Adrian Martinez so far, “Semi-encouraging.” But will wait to talk more about it until more information is in to talk specifics. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 8, 2018Martinez was seen with his knee “heavily wrapped” leaving the field after the loss.Adrian Martinez walks off the field with his right knee heavily wrapped.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 8, 2018After a cancelled Week 1 game against Akron, and a tough Week 2 loss, Nebraska has to wait another week for its first win of the Scott Frost era.Next week, the Huskers host Troy, a tough Sun Belt team that won at LSU last season. After that, the Huskers travel to Michigan.Hopefully Martinez will be available for both. Time will tell.