Man Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sackingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s share price has jumped since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named caretaker manager of United after the sacking of Mourinho.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.“They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he told Sky Sports News. “Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Kitson: Opposition will want to silence ‘dancing’ Man Utd midfielder Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Stoke City striker Peter Kitson says Paul Pogba is inviting trouble with his Manchester United goal celebrations.Kitson believes the midfielder’s celebratory dance routines will end up being “thrown back at him”.Pogba celebrated both of his two goals in United’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth with a selection of dance moves. He did similar against Huddersfield days earlier.”I think to protect himself as well,” Kitson told Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live.”If you antagonise an opponent, you know, who’s perhaps having a bad game, and all he’s got left is a tackle on you, and he sees you do that…”You do that and antagonise people, you open yourself up on the pitch for someone to say, ‘Right, I’m not having that’. And there are a lot of players out there like that.”Asked if he would have encouraged Pogba to celebrate so flamboyantly, he added: “No, I wouldn’t but I come from a different era of playing.”This is the modern age, there’s social media – the football and the brand. When I played it was just the football. I understand it, but it’s alien to me. I don’t really kind of get it.”It’ll get thrown back at him eventually because they’ll lose a big game and it’ll be like, dance now then. You open yourself up, unnecessarily, I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace midfielder Riedewald a target for Celta Vigoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald is a target for Celta Vigo.The Daily Mail says Riedewald is a target for Spanish side Celta Vigo. The 22-year-old, who was signed by Frank de Boer for £7.9m, has also had interest from Middlesbrough.If Riedewald is to depart it will bring an underwhelming stint at the Eagles to an end. He arrived at the club 18 months ago to much fanfare as a Dutch international, joining from Ajax for £8m. But de Boer was sacked before Riedewald could establish himself and the versatile youngster has failed to nail down a place in the first team under Roy Hodgson. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/chadkelly_10It has been a very interesting year for new Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The former blue-chip prospect was kicked off of the team at Clemson in June, went to junior college and committed to Ole Miss in December, and got into hot water after a bar fight in Buffalo. Ole Miss stuck with the talented quarterback, however, and this week head coach Hugh Freeze brought him on a mission trip to Haiti. To Kelly’s credit, he seems to be getting a lot out of the experience.Hopefully Kelly has turned over a new leaf after a very trying 2014. If he pans out on and off the field, it could be a coup for the Rebels.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been on the road, hitting satellite camps all over the country. Other Michigan assistants braved some horrible weather to teach football to players out in Australia a few weeks back. Michigan clearly believes it is gaining an advantage on the recruiting trail by hosting and participating in these camps, but it doesn’t come without a pretty hefty price tag. According to athletic director Warde Manuel, the whole thing is expected to cost around $350,000.Michigan AD Warde Manuel says after Regents meeting that U-M football’s satellite camp tour is expected to cost roughly $350,000.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 16, 2016 The real question: how much of this is Harbaugh’s eclectic collection of regionally-specific jerseys?MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
A judge has declared Barcelona eligible to continue in the Copa del Rey after Levante’s complaint over an ineligible player was deemed to have been filed too late. Levante initially filed a complaint on Friday over Barca defender Chumi, who played in the first leg of the clubs’ last-16 tie last Thursday. The game, which Levante won 2-1, featured the defender, who was set to serve a suspension with Barcelona B the following weekend. 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? Because of Chumi’s participation in the match, Levante argued that Barcelona should have been disqualified from the tournament due to fielding an ineligible player .Judge Carmen Perez, however, declared Levante’s complaint to be filed too late on Friday, after Barca defeated the Valencia-based side 3-0 in the return leg on Thursday to advance to the competition’s last eight. “The sole judge of Competition, Carmen Perez, considers in accordance with the regulations in effect in the RFEF that the complaint presented by Levante UD at 9:33 am on this Friday has been received outside the established deadline,” a statement from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) read on Friday.”Once the complaint and the corresponding allegations have been studied, the single judge of Competition has decided to maintain the result of the tie and keep FC Barcelona in the draw for the quarter-finals of this afternoon for the reasons previously stated.”That draw took place on Friday, and Barcelona were paired with Sevilla in a rematch of last season’s final.Elsewhere Real Madrid will take on Girona, who knocked out Atletico Madrid in the last 16, Valencia will face Getafe and Real Betis were drawn against Espanyol.Barcelona are looking to win the competition for the fifth consecutive season.Full quarter-final draw (ties to take place over two legs) Real Madrid vs GironaGetafe vs ValenciaSevilla vs BarcelonaEspanyol vs Real Betis
Northern Ireland will feel confident of maintaining their perfect start to their Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign when they travel to Belarus, who are marooned at the bottom of Group C without a point.Michael O’Neill’s side have beaten Belarus already, by a 2-1 scoreline at home, as well as Estonia twice.The goal the White Wings scored that night is the only one they have managed so far, losing 4-0 and 2-0 against Netherlands and Germany either side of that game. 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 Belarus vs Northern Ireland Date Tuesday, June 11 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on ESPN3. It can be streamed via Univision Deportes En Vivo US TV channel Online stream ESPN3 Univision Deportes En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed from Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Belarus squad Goalkeepers Hutar, Klimovich, Pavlyuchenko Defenders Martynovich, Shitov, Palyakow, Valadzko, Veratsila, Naumov, Volkov, Pyachenin Midfielders Kislyak, Drahun, Stasevich, Nyakhaychyk, Mayewski, Korzun, Kavalyow, Gromyko Forwards Gordeichuk, Laptsew, Skavysh, Shikava Igor Kriushenko has no major injury concerns and could keep faith with the same 11 players who were beaten 2-0 by Germany last time out.Possible Belarus starting XI: Hutar; Shitov, Palyakow, Martynovich, Naumov, Valadzko; Gromyko, Mayewski, Drahun; Laptsew, Kavalyow Position Northern Ireland squad Goalkeepers McGovern, Peacock-Farrell, Hazard Defenders Hughes, McAuley, J. Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, Lewis, Smith, Flanagan, Ballard Midfielders McNair, Davis, McGinn, C. Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Saville, Jones, Whyte, Thompson, Sykes Forwards Lafferty, Magennis, Washington, Boyce, Smyth Conor Washington and Josh Magennis both scored after being introduced from the bench while Northern Ireland were trailing against Estonia last time out, with Jordan Jones setting up the latter, and all three could be rewarded with starts against Belarus.Liam Boyce was hooked at half-time in that game after a poor showing up front and is likely to be dropped.Possible Northern Ireland starting XI: Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, Evans, Lewis; McNair, Davis, Saville; Jones, Magennis, WashingtonBetting & Match Odds Northern Ireland are the favourites in this one with Bet365, priced at 13/8. Both a Belarus win and a draw are available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Northern Ireland could keep their 100% Euro 2020 Qualifying record intact and stay atop Group C with a win over rock-bottom Belarus at the Borisov Arena.They lead both Germany and the Netherlands but have played a game more than their qualification rivals.Michael O’Neill’s side have also been fortunate enough to avoid playing either of the two favourites for automatic qualification so far.Late goals from substitutes Conor Washington and Josh Magennis saw them maintain their perfect start with a 2-1 win in Estonia on Saturday and the pair – along with fellow substitute Jones – will hope to start this one.”It was a difficult game in Belfast [against Belarus],” O’Neill said.”I thought we had a lot of control of the game and then we gave away a slightly unfortunate goal after we had gone ahead and whilst we always felt that we could win the game we had to go virtually until the last few minutes to do it.”As Estonia showed the other night, Belarus will look at this as a game they can potentially take points from and with that in mind I think it will be an extremely difficult match.”Mentally we’re in a good place because we won the last game, the mental tiredness is not the same, so that should be the key factor for us. We’re looking forward to the game and we’ve everything to gain by trying to go out and get another three points.”The Green and White army have beaten Belarus on both previous occasions they have played them, scoring five goals via five different goalscorers.Belarus, despite being bottom after three successive defeats from three qualification games, are still in with a shot of qualifying for Euro 2020, as their promotion from League D to League C in the Nations League has earned them a guaranteed playoff spot.Northern Ireland are not so lucky, and the magnitude of taking maximum points from the first four games is not lost on O’Neill.”A win [against Belarus] means that all of the next four games have huge significance,” O’Neill added.”It really means that you will go into the last two games, game seven and eight, with a chance of qualification regardless of what happens in between and that’s the significance.”
The U.S. women’s national team may be on course for a historic fourth World Cup title, but they still make a fraction of what their male counterparts make despite having achieved so much more. The USWNT fought for a raise and received one in 2017, when players saw an undisclosed salary hike. Despite the pay rise, the USWNT still make drastically less than the men’s team, even though they are far more successful. The USWNT have won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. The men’s team haven’t won an Olympic medal in more than a century, were knocked out at the last-16 phase in the 2014 World Cup and failed to even qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia. 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? And earlier this year, the USWNT team filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, seeking better pay for women, who reportedly earned 38 per cent of what their male counterparts make . Their lawsuit stipulated that if each team played and won 20 exhibition games in a year, “female WNT players would earn a maximum of $99,000 or $4,950 per game, while similarly situated male MNT players would earn an average of $263,320 or $13,166 per game”.U.S. Soccer disputes the discrimination allegations in the lawsuit and insists pay is based on differing revenue between the men and women’s teams.Most of the USWNT play at the club level in the National Women’s Soccer League (NSWL), with minimum yearly salaries in the region of $16,538, and the maximum salary rising to $46,200 since January 2019.This means that the minimum salary for NWSL players doesn’t meet the living wage. Meanwhile, the minimum yearly salary for the first 24 players on each MLS roster rose from $67,500 in 2018 to $70,250 in 2019. The minimum for remaining players, who must be 24 or younger, was increased from $54,500 in 2018 and $56,250 in 2019.U.S. Soccer subsidizes the NWSL, which would not exist without its financial support, whereas MLS is self-sufficient. NWSL is in its sixth season and salaries in MLS (now in its 24th season) were similarly low when it was in its infancy.USWNT compensation works differently than organisations across the world. Usually what happens is that a club pays a player a salary, and the national federation then compensates the player for appearances on the international level. For the USWNT, however, it’s the federation (U.S. Soccer) that pays the club salary; the women then draw a second salary for their national play, which is a departure from the men’s team. Star player Morgan is arguably her country’s most recognizable hero, and is reported by Money to be earning upwards of $1 million annually. Morgan’s net worth is estimated to be over $3m according to Celebrity Net Worth, and Time named her the highest paid American female soccer player in June 2015, attributed mostly to her endorsement deals, having signed partnerships with businesses like Nike, Panasonic and AT&T among others.Her teammate Julie Ertz also has an estimated net worth of $3m, but these two are by far the outliers of their team in terms of wages.Morgan is considered one of the world’s greatest female athletes, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – who each earn over $100m in salaries – make 100 times more than she does.It’s impossible to calculate what an average USWNT player would make due to their different sponsorship deals and bonuses, but it’s fair to say that should they win the World Cup this summer in France, the top players could earn over $400,000 overall this year – with the average possibly coming in closer to $500,000. This also comes before endorsement deals, which can add hundreds of thousands of dollars more for star players. But this doesn’t take into account the significantly smaller cash pool that the Women’s World Cup earners are awarded compared to the men’s tournament . They will earn just 7.5% of what their male counterparts would earn.USWNT goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris told the New York Times she expects to earn “between $300,000 and $400,000” in 2019, though another unnamed USWNT player estimated she’d make $167,500.Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo is reported to have earned $240,019 with the national team in 2015 by FiveThirtyEight, compared to USMNT players Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard, who earned $428,022 and $398,495 respectively. The same outlet says Carli Lloyd made $366,000 in 2015 after adding up all of her bonus money, appearance fees, and other income related to the World Cup and other tournaments. This is an addition to her salary for being on the national team, and what she made for playing in the NWSL. That is almost as much as what Manchester United player Alexis Sanchez makes on a weekly basis, at £350,000 a week ($440,000). It seems like a decent amount of money, and it is, but it still pales in comparison to what their USMNT counterparts have been making annually.Twenty-year-old USMNT star Christian Pulisic is set to take a hefty pay rise from his $1.1m per year contract with Borussia Dortmund following his £58m ($74m) move to Chelsea, which made him the most expensive American soccer player of all time.Toronto FC and USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley earns a $6m salary and $6.5m total compensation.
Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince has criticised the attitude of the Red Devils players and questioned the way the club is being run in an explosive open letter to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The former England international has accused the Old Trafford outfit of not being able to control the behaviour of their players, saying things would be different if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.Ince also criticised individuals, labelling Jesse Lingard “bang average” and among a number of players who “think they’re bigger than the club”. 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? He also slammed France midfielder Paul Pogba for his “sly comments” to the media at the end of last season suggesting that he wanted to leave the club.”There’s just so much about Manchester United that isn’t right,” Ince told Paddy Power magazine. “The footballing decisions have been mental for a few years now.”The club has fallen far behind the pack. I’d like to think that they will recover, but I think we could be waiting a while.”United are back in the Europa League, which is depressing to even think about it, never mind speak about.”You’ve got to realise that, while United have fallen behind, City and Liverpool have kept advancing. Don’t think for one minute that those teams will give United any chance to catch up, they’ll only slip further behind.”It’s all about personnel for United now. How you improve not only the team but the club, from the top down. You have to start again from fresh.“For me, a lot of the issues come down to the attitude of the squad. The players are doing exactly what they want, when they want, and there’s no control from above.“It wouldn’t happen under Fergie and it wouldn’t happen under Pep Guardiola. Players are dictating to you and the board what they want – and that’s not on.”I get it. You’re a banker – not a football man. You’re absolutely fantastic at bringing in profit and sponsorship deals but you can’t just keep throwing money away on players.”You need someone in who gets football, who has the presence to deal with these players and tell them they can’t demand X, Y and Z from United. Tell them where to stick it.”Players like Jesse Lingard think they’re bigger than the club and the manager. If Fergie was in charge they wouldn’t be doing it, they wouldn’t even still be at the club.“Jesse has been bang average this year and if I’d performed the way he did last season the last thing I would do is post anything on social media. The way he played last season he should be embarrassed.”Then there’s Pogba – the man you spent £89 million on. Why did he wait until the end of the season to say he wants to go with a sly comment in the press? If you’re gonna say it, say it in front of those thousands of fans who go to watch you.”The former England international also questioned the appointment of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying someone with more experience should have been given the role in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.The Norwegian, also a former United player, succeeded Mourinho initial on a caretaker basis late last year before landing the permanent job in March.Solskjaer says he wants to change the philosophy at the club and focus on developing young players rather than more established stars, highlighted by the summer signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.But Ince believes that strategy is a mistake, though he says United must stick with Solskjaer for now in order to break the cycle of hiring and firing managers.”On transfer business. I hear people say you need to get players in that will work hard and run around for the club – but it’s not about that,” Ince added.“I can come in now and work hard and run about, even at my age. I mean, I wouldn’t last five minutes, but that’s not the criteria that you should want. It’s about quality players with the right spirit and attitude.“Aaron Wan-Bissaka was signed for £55m, a lot of money for a full-back. Ole said he wanted to go down the route of bringing in younger, fresher talent and building the team that way – but that’s not the way to go.“Do you see many youth players in Manchester City ’s team except Phil Foden? No, and they just won the league.“Liverpool have a couple, but the majority of their team are senior, experienced players interspersed with youth.“Youth players today aren’t the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. There’s just not that much coming through the academy.“Yes, pick two or three youngsters but then integrate them with top class, top quality senior players – don’t rely on it.“Then there’s the manager. I said last season you should’ve gone with someone more experienced and I stand by that.“But you have made your bed and now have to lie in it. You have tried the whole binning a manager after a year thing and it’s not worked. Now you have to stick with Ole.”United begin their new Premier League campaign on Sunday when they host Chelsea at Old Trafford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)After his team’s win over Iowa State, Texas defensive lineman Breckyn Hager gave a colorful interview, which included a shot at Oklahoma’s defense. He also threw in an “OU sucks” for good measure.Well, it doesn’t look like the Big 12 is thrilled about it. Monday, the conference issued a statement on Hager’s comments, asking him to apologize for them.The Big 12 says he’ll be “expected” to apologize. We have no idea if that means he’ll follow through.I told Breckyn Hager that kansas scored 40 on Oklahoma. “But OU has no defense” he responded.He then looked at the clock. “And what time is it? It’s 11:12 … and OU still sucks.”See? Rivalries can still be fun. pic.twitter.com/4NbWoXkjHj— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 18, 2018Here’s the Big 12’s statement:“Breckyn Hager violated the Conference rule that prohibits coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative comments about other member institutions for his remarks about the University of Oklahoma,” said Bowlsby. “This is Mr. Hager’s second violation of the Conference sportsmanship rules and therefore, he is receiving a public reprimand and will be expected to issue a public apology for his inappropriate comments.”If Texas beats Kansas and Oklahoma beats West Virginia, the two will meet again in the Big 12 title game. The war of words may have already begun.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The nation’s No. 2 recruit just announced his commitment. Five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux was expected to be deciding between Oregon and Alabama and he did just that on Saturday afternoon.The five-star recruit held down the No. 1 spot for the majority of the year before fellow five-star defensive end Nolan Smith took over later. Florida State was the early leader in the clubhouse to land Thibodeaux, though his recruitment shifted several times over the course of the year.Oregon entered as the favorite to land the top recruit this week, but Alabama made a late charge. So, which program landed the top recruit?Thibodeaux revealed his commitment on ESPN – during his birthday no less:Kayvon Thibodeaux picks Oregon over Alabama. Mario Cristobal with a big recruiting win.— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) December 15, 2018The star defensive end is a huge get for Mario Cristobal – a former Nick Saban assistant. Oregon was already inside the top 10 in terms of its 2019 recruiting class, but the addition of Thibodeaux will have the Ducks rocketing up the ranks.
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)One of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 class has announced his commitment.Ken Seals, a pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class out of Weatherford, Texas, has committed to Vanderbilt.The three-style QB confirmed his commitment to Chad Bishop.“It’s my honor to be invited to be part of this family,” Seals said. “I’ll work everyday to live up to this privilege.”Seals, a 6-foot-3 quarterback, is ranked the No. 14 pro-style QB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Quarterback Ken Seals (Weatherford, Texas) confirms tonight he has committed to Vanderbilt https://t.co/TiuXmmsJNk— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) April 4, 2019“It’s my honor to be invited to be part of this family,” he said. “I’ll work everyday to live up to this privilege.”— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) April 4, 2019Seals is a rising quarterback recruit in the 2020 class.He chose Vanderbilt over Boston College, Minnesota and N.C. State, among other programs. Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma had also shown interest.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)Katy, Texas native Tunmise Adeleye is a rising high school junior recruit. The class of 2021 prospect is already one of the bigger names among defensive linemen that year.He’s gotten plenty of attention already. 20 schools have come through with offers, including local powers Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M.Those three are among the six schools that currently stand out. He spoke to HornSports about the recruiting process thus far, and specifically, where the Texas Longhorns stand:Out of his 20 offers, Adeleye is eyeing six schools that stand out above the rest. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M.Adeleye certainly has options, but the school he will chose must have three things.“A coaching staff that will develop me into an elite draft prospect, a degree that will separate me from my competition in the workforce, and a nice campus and town.”Early on in the recruitment, Texas appears to be in good shape for Tunmise Adeleye.Three of the four early crystal ball predictions have him ending up as a Longhorn. That sample size isn’t huge, but it’s not a bad sign.Another good sign for UT: he plans to take another visit soon, after checking out things in Austin in February. He’ll be taking a tour of schools with his friend and teammate Jalen Milroe, a four-star quarterback.“I will be taking a lot of visits to different schools in the summer with my teammate Jalen Milroe. We will be at Texas, Florida, Miami, Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Auburn and Texas A&M.”He plans to be a package deal with Milroe, as he recently expressed on Twitter.@JalenMilroe is my lil bro we’ve been playing ball together since 6th grade it’s deeper then a friendship he’s my family I promise we’re going to the same school together so as spring ball starts I pray some people make the right decision and offer him he’s a generational talent— Tunmise (@tunmiseadeleye) April 20, 2019Milroe is a prominent recruit in his own right, but with so much time left in the cycle, he doesn’t have quite the same offer list. Still, schools like Florida State and Nebraska have already come through with them, so he certainly could start to accrue the same level of attention as Adeleye.247 ranks Adeleye No. 47 overall, and No. 6 at his position. He’s the 17th-ranked player in Texas for the 2021 class.[HornSports]
The #Huskers might be ranked No. 24 in the AP Preseason Top 25, but Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander had everyone laughing as he talked about No. 2Hear more from the Huskers tonight on @KETV pic.twitter.com/7TMsDBdFsV— Matt Lothrop (@MattLothrop7) August 19, 2019It was definitely an interesting way of delivering a point, but Chinander definitely has one.Just last week, Sports Illustrated revealed the toxic issues that plagued Virginia Tech’s locker room last year. Per the piece, there were a handful of players openly suggesting to others that they throw the team’s final games, so that they would not have to play a bowl season and could end the year early.Va Tech wound up making a bowl game with a late season win over Marshall, and are reportedly on better footing now heading into 2019. That isn’t to suggest that Nebraska dealt with similar things last year—Frost’s team improved as the year went on—but the impacts of good and bad culture on a team are very, very real. LINCOLN, NE – APRIL 21: Head Coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander walk the sidelines during the Spring gameat Memorial Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is hoping for a big turnaround in year two under Scott Frost. The second half of Frost’s up-and-down first season with the Huskers lends some hope that the program can have a breakout 2019 campaign.The rebuild is a very real issue, though. A huge part of conducting a turnaround like that, which Frost already did once in a rapid manner at UCF, is resetting the culture of the program.Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke on that exact issue today. He used pretty colorful language to point out the importance in having star players lead good examples for the team’s young guys.“If your great players are turds, then the young guys are going to act like turds, you know what I mean? We say it all the time, there’s two types of turds, a sinker or a floater, but you’re still a turd, right?“When you have really good people that are the best players, that helps the locker room tremendously.”Video of Chinander’s answer to the Nebraska media, via KETV’s Matt Lothrop:
Hopman Cup: Federer prevails in first ever match against Serena in mixed doublesRoger Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.advertisement AP PerthJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 21:29 IST Roger Federer and Serena Williams have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them (Roger Federer Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFederer and Bencic won 4-2, 4-3 (3) in the mixed doubles deciderThis was the first time Federer was playing against SerenaDefending champion Switzerland will qualify for Saturday’s final if it beats GreeceRoger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.”It was great fun. What a pleasure. What an honour. Thank you for making it possible,” 20-times Grand Slam winner Federer, who is gearing up to defend his Australian Open title this month, said.”I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just can’t read it,” he added.Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.Serena said the match, which was full of laughter and had an exhibition feel to it, was a “great experience” and one she hoped would not end as quickly as it did.”I’m sorry it had to finish, I was just warming up. It was such fun, we grew up together. It was super cool. I wanted to take pictures and bring my baby out,” the 23-times Grand Slam winner said.”This guy is great, both off the court and on the court. I think his serve is super-underestimated. It’s a killer serve, you can’t read it. I watched him all the time and I never knew how amazing it was.”Federer and Williams have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them.Oh what a night pic.twitter.com/Fj9arBT6NiadvertisementRoger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 1, 2019Defending champion Switzerland will qualify for Saturday’s final if it beats Greece on Thursday. The United States, which lost to Greece on Monday, can’t now advance.The much-hyped contest lived up to the billing immediately with Federer almost running down Williams’ smash into the open court. Williams and Federer both served well against each other, but Federer’s sublime touch at the net proved decisive.Williams grabbed at her right shoulder on several occasions late in the second set but played the match out.Earlier, Federer hardly broke sweat in his singles match against Tiafoe, taking his game up a notch at 4-4 in the first set to win 6-4 6-1.Williams, who had powered past Greece’s Maria Sakkari in straight sets on Monday, then fought back from a set down to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Bencic to level the contest at 1-1.Switzerland have two wins from two games ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Greece, while U.S. take on Britain next.(With agency inputs)Also Watch:For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Hopman CupFollow Roger FedererFollow Serena Williams Next
Rohan Sen SydneyJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 13:20 IST KL Rahul was the first one to post pictures from Team India’s party (KL Rahul Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSKohli and Co. partied hard after their historic Test series win in Australia on MondayKohli became the first Indian captain to win a series in Australia as he lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophyIndia also became the first side in 31 years to enforce the follow-on in Australia since England (1988)Celebrations ran late into the night as Team India players partied hard after their first ever Test series win over Australia in Sydney on Monday.Opener KL Rahul posted a couple of pictures from the party with captain Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Hardik Pandya and others.India crushed Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar series after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Sydney. Thunderstorms and bad weather conditions in the city robbed India of a chance to push for their third win in the series but the players weren’t complaining after the match was called off on the fifth day.Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a series in Australia as he lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy, which India retained after their win in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne last week.The players seemed in high spirits as they posed for the pictures which Rahul posted on Twitter and captioned it, “About Last Night! #Fam”.About Last Night! #Fam pic.twitter.com/oKr49Scg8zK L Rahul (@klrahul11) January 8, 2019India needed 10 wickets to wrap up their third win of the series but were unable to do so as rain came to Australia’s rescue after they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli on Day 4.Replying to India’s first innings score of 622 for 7 declared, Australia were bowled out for 300 on Sunday which gave India a 322-run cushion as they asked the hosts to bat again, becoming the first team in 31 years to enforce the follow-on against Australia in Australia since England, who did it in 1988.advertisementThe series win was largely set up by India’s fast bowlers who bagged a total of 51 wickets in the four matches with Australia getting bowled out 7 times out of 8 during the series.Jasprit Bumrah finished as the highest wicket taker from either side with 21 wickets, while Mohammed Shami managed 16 and Ishant Sharma got 11. Umesh Yadav picked up two wickets in the lone Test he played in Perth.Spin-twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got 7 and 6 wickets respectively while Kuldeep Yadav bagged 5 wickets in the Sydney Test, the only match he featured in the series.The focus now shifts to the three-match ODI series against the Aussies which starts from January 12 in Sydney. India made a change in its squad on Tuesday by resting Jasprit Bumrah for this series and the limited-overs series against New Zealand.Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was named a replacement for Bumrah while Siddharth Kaul was included in the T20I squad for the New Zealand series.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of New Zealand, Siraj named replacementAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni record after sensational show in Australia TestsAlso Read | India vs Australia: We had a point to prove and we did, says Cheteshwar PujaraFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow KL RahulFollow Virat KohliFollow Anushka SharmaFollow Border-Gavaskar series Virat Kohli parties with Team India and Anushka Sharma after historic series win. See photosIndia vs Australia: India crushed Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar series after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Sydney on Monday.advertisement
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live BroadcastIndia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match, Mount Maunganui: Virat Kohli’s team is riding high on confidence after a convincing win over the hosts in the first ODI and will be looking to repeat that performance in the second ODI at the Bay Oval on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 18:40 IST India tour of New Zealand 2019, 2nd One-Day International, Mount Maunganui (AP Photo)After a near perfect beginning, India would look to tighten the noose around a struggling New Zealand with a barrage of spin in the second ODI at the Bay Oval on January 26.New Zealand batsmen looked all at sea against India’s spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their own backyard following a fiery spell from pacer Mohammad Shami in the opening ODI on January 23.India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI in Mount Maunganui: Live Cricket ScoreThe hosts seemed rusty against a team coming off a historic tour of Australia and know beating an in-form India will be a steep climb at the Bay Oval.Before the sun stopped play for more than 30 minutes in the series-opener, the Indian bowlers made merry with Kuldeep and Chahal sharing six wickets.Both the wrist-spinners hunt in a pack and would be itching to have another go at the Black Caps.India are yet to finalise their middle-order ahead of the World Cup but are unlikely to tinker much with the playing eleven after just one game.What time does the 2nd ODI between India vs New Zealand start?2nd ODI starts at 7.30AM IST on January 26, Saturday at the Bay Oval is a sports ground in Mount Maunganui.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.advertisementWhere will the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at the Bay Oval, which is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow 2nd ODI India New Zealand broadcasting channelsFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 2019Follow nz vs ind broadcasting channel
Indo-Asian News Service MohaliApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 11:49 IST Rahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too much about their loss against KXIP (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDespite Buttler’s good start, Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the teamRahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too muchWhile the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the RoyalsChasing 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is not generally considered a huge task, but Rajasthan Royals failed to do that against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League encounter with the visitors falling short by 12 runs.Despite a solid start at the top from Jos Buttler, new opening partner Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the team as he finished with a 45-ball 50.Speaking at the end of the game, skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to be too critical and said that it was just a matter of two big hits and things would have ended differently.”182 on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes. A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well.”In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch. Discussion between me and Stuart (Binny) was take it deep. Tripathi started really well. Should learn from our mistakes. These things happen in T20 cricket,” he said.While the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the Royals. While pacer Jofra Archer stole the show with figures of 3/15 from his four overs, Rahane also praised the spin bowling duo of Ish Sodhi and Shreyas Gopal.”Our two leg spinners in the middle overs were brilliant. Jofra’s four overs were critical,” he summed up.Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul, R Ashwin shine as KXIP beat RR to move into top-4Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul storms past 1000 runs for KXIP in only his 23rd matchadvertisementAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow KXIPFollow RR vs KXIP Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP lossAjinkya Rahane feels that reaching 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium wasn’t a big task, and yet, they fell short by 12 runs against KXIP.advertisement
commentary scorecard No data available! Next advertisement view more view less Ajay Tiwari NottinghamJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 00:24 IST Australia overcame the Bangladesh challenge in a tense finish on Thursday (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs in their World Cup 2019 encounter on ThursdayDavid Warner starred with the bat for Australia hitting 166 runsFor Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best with 102* but couldn’t avoid a defeatDavid Warner firmly stamped his authority on the World Cup 2019 as he hit a blazing 166 to set up Australia’s 48-run victory over Bangladesh in their encounter at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Set a target of 382 to win, Bangladesh were always looking at a tough task as they kept losing wickets at regular wickets to muster 333/8 in 50 overs.Having won the toss and opting to bat first, Warner and skipper Aaron Finch (53) put on a 121-run stand for the 1st wicket, punishing the bowlers all over the park. The surprise element for Bangladesh was part-time bowler Soumya Sarkar who picked 3/58 off his 8 overs to five Bangladesh some respite.After Finch departed, new batsman Usman Khawaja (89) joined Warner to post a 192-run partnership to put the match beyond Bangladesh’s reach. There was a time when Warner looked good for a 200 but he fell while trying to scoop a bouncer from Sarkar. Glenn Maxwell then provided the innings the required impetus by hitting 32 off just 10 balls, before being run-out by a direct-hit from Rubel Hossain.Australia win by 48 runs!Mushfiqur led the fight for but the Aussies just had too much on the board, with Warner’s century and good hands from Finch, Khawaja and Maxwell.go top of the table! #CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers | #CmonAussie pic.twitter.com/alYr8TRFoxCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 20, 2019Alex Carey (11*) and Marcus Stoinis (17*) then pulled the team total to 381, despite rain arriving at the end of the 49th over.In reply, Bangladesh lost Sarkar early to a direct-hit from Aaron Finch, which brought last match’s hero Shakib al Hasan to the crease. In combination with Tamim Iqbal, the duo posted 79 runs together to bring Bangladesh over 100. Shakib (41) fell soon after leaving the responsibility of the chase on Tamim and the rest. Tamim didn’t disappoint as he held firm at one end before being bowled by Mitchell Starc for 62. Liton Das (20) too fell while trying to up the ante.advertisementAt 175/4 in the 30th over, Mahmudullah joined Mushfiqur in the middle and the pair played together some audacious shots to string together an 127-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Their smart hitting made the Australians briefly nervous as the last powerplay ensued. Bangladesh needed 82 off the last 5 overs and though it looked improbable, the presence of the 2 batsmen at the crease made the side believe.But the hope was shortlived as Mahmudullah perished trying to heave a bouncer from Nathan Coulter-Nile, being caught by Pat Cummins at deep-square-leg. Sabbir Rahman was out for a first-ball duck on the next delivery leaving the chase in tatters.Thereon, Mushfiqur tried his best – while bringing up his century from 95 balls – but due to lack of a proper batting partner at the other end, he could only watch as his side fell short by 48 runs.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Never forget the joy of playing, says Virat Kohli after spending time with kidsAlso Read | David Warner creates World Cup history with brutal 166 vs BangladeshFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Australia vs BangladeshFollow David Warner World Cup 2019: David Warner’s 166 trumps Mushfiqur Rahim’s 102 as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runsWorld Cup 2019: David Warner’s scintillating 166 highlighted a day of dominance for Australia as they managed to overcome a spirited chasing effort from Bangladesh, who fell short of the 382-run target by 48 runs, despite a counter-attacking 102 from Mushfiqur Rahim graphs
scorecard Virat Kohli says No. 4 and 5 are ‘floating’ batting positions for India in ODIsIndia vs West Indies 2nd ODI: India captain Virat Kohli said India are backing Rishabh Pant to bat at No. 4 position and Shreyas Iyer at No. 5. commentary No data available! graphs India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 11, 2019UPDATED: August 11, 2019 19:33 IST Virat Kohli said No. 4 batting potion is not a concern for Team India. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli said No. 4 is floating batting positionSince World Cup 2015, India have tried more than a dozen players at No. 4Rishabh Pant have been playing at that position since the last 5 ODIsFrequent chopping and changing in the middle-order has left the Indian team with no fixed batsman at No. 4 position but the hot debate around this spot doesn’t seem to be a worry for India skipper Virat Kohli as he feels four and five spots are ‘floating batting position’ in One Day Internationals.Since World Cup 2015, India have tried more than a dozen or so players in their search for an ideal No. 4 but the position yet to be nailed down. The search started with trying Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh and has now come down to Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey.India’s middle order weakness was exposed in the World Cup 2019 as well, particularly in the semi-final against New Zealand where the top-order failed to perform for the first time in the showpiece event.However, Virat Kohli said the No.4 position is not a concern for them as the shorter format games in cricket are more about having a fixed top-order and specialist No. 4 and No. 7 batsmen.”We are backing Rishabh to still bat at four and Shreyas Iyer will bat at five. Four and five are more like floating batting position for us, according to the situation of the game anyone can bat anywhere,” Virat Kohli said at the time of toss for the 2nd ODI between India and West Indies.”For me, top-3 and probably 6 and 7 are specialist batting positions than four and five. I think, it has become a topic of debate for a long time. In ODI’s and T20s, four and five are your flexible guys,” Kohli added.advertisementKL Rahul had started at No. 4 in the World Cup after hitting a hundred while batting at the position in one of the warm-up games but was moved up after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament due to a thumb injury. India then called Rishabh Pant to bat at no. 4 and have continued with the left-handed batsman in the ongoing series against West Indies.For 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow Rishabh Pant advertisement view more view less Next