Bayern won’t spend big amid Bailey talk

first_imgTransfers Bayern Munich spending spree ruled out amid talk of €60m Bailey move Patric Ridge 22:55 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Getty Transfers Bayern München Bundesliga The Bundesliga champions will not be splashing the cash on an elaborate squad overhaul in the close season, according to club president Uli Hoeness Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has ruled out the possibility of the Bundesliga champions spending big money in the transfer window.Jupp Heynckes’ fourth spell in charge of Bayern came to a disappointing end on Saturday, as Niko Kovac – who will take over at the Allianz Arena next month – masterminded a 3-1 victory for Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal final.That defeat leaves Bayern with just the Bundesliga title to their name this campaign but Hoeness, following comments from Joshua Kimmich regarding a “brutally disappointing season”, does not believe a squad overhaul is required. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 “That’s totally stupid,” Hoeness said of Kimmich’s comments, ahead Bayern’s championship celebrations in Munich. “I’m not going to make a bad impression of this outstanding season.”We certainly will not make a 100 million transfer this year. We will more or less go into the season with the squad, let’s see what Niko does with it.”We need one or two players who will perform at their best in the important games – and not when we play against the weakest opponents.”For the players who do not, we will say that clearly they will be sold. I do not want to talk about names.”Leon Bailey is among the latest to have been linked with a big-money move to the Allianz Arena, with the Bayer Leverkusen winger reported to be the subject of €60 million (£53m/$71m) interest.Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has also been mooted as a possible target following a difficult debut season in England, but it appears unlikely that several marquee additions will be made.last_img read more

Alexander-Arnold ready for Cristiano Ronaldo challenge

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool youngster Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed by facing Ronaldo Patric Ridge 00:57 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexander-Arnold Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid The Portugal star is this year’s top scorer in the competition, but he will not have things all his own way in the final Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold insists that he is not intimidated by the prospect of marking Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming Champions League final.Alexander-Arnold seems certain to start for Liverpool against Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday, as the Reds aim to end a 13-year wait for a European trophy.The full-back will likely be up against Madrid talisman Ronaldo, as Los Blancos hunt down a third successive Champions League triumph, but Alexander-Arnold insists he will focus on his own game, rather than the qualities of the opposition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 “I have trained for 13 years for these moments, these types of games,” he explained to the Telegraph. “You prepare yourself for it without even knowing. “That is the main thing, to keep striving, to focus on myself and make sure I get a good game. Then there is more chance of me not giving him [Ronaldo] too many chances to do what he does best.”Alexander-Arnold has become a key feature in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side this term, capitalising on Nathaniel Clyne’s injury woes to take up the mantle as the club’s first-choice right-back.His superb form for the Reds in the Premier League and their run to the Champions League final has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.However, the teenager says that it is only the speed in which he has risen to prominence that has surprised him, and not the fact he has made it to the international stage.”I have always thought ‘take a step at a time’,” Alexander-Arnold, who is yet to make his senior England debut, added.”Even though it is hard to say this, I have never felt overwhelmed in that situation.1575 – Only one current teenager (Tom Davies, 1901 mins) played more minutes in the Premier League this season than Trent Alexander-Arnold (1575). Progression. #ThreeLions— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 16 May 2018″Every situation has been a goal and a dream so I have thought about it many times and nothing has really been a surprise.”Even though the timing has been a surprise – I never felt right now I would be going to a World Cup – I always dreamed I would be going at some point.”I have thought things over in my mind millions of times growing up. Every situation that has happened I have imagined.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

What is Roman Abramovich’s net worth?

first_imgWTF What is Roman Abramovich’s net worth & how much does the Chelsea owner earn? Goal 18:20 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roman Abramovich Getty WTF Chelsea Premier League The Russian has been at the helm of one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs for over 15 years, investing his considerable wealth The likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte can rightly claim credit for Chelsea’s success over the course of the past decade and a half, but the truth is that one man is behind it all: Roman Abramovich.An enigmatic character, Abramovich’s billions have been the chief reason for the Blues’ rise from outsiders to perennial challengers, as the London outfit transformed into one of the biggest clubs in England.In the early days of his investment into the club, the Russian was a regular spectator at Stamford Bridge and, despite becoming less visible at games in recent years, he remains tightly involved in the background, acting as a guiding force. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 But Chelsea is not his only business interest and he has shown himself to have an interest in a diversity of industries. However, he has come under scrutiny recently as he attempts to renew his UK visa.When it comes to high-earning football club owners there is always plenty of intrigue, so Goal takes a look at Abramovich’s net worth, what businesses he has, the luxury yachts and more.How much does Abramovich earn? It is difficult to say exactly how much Abramovich earns a year, with reports online suggesting that he has earned billions in recent years through his various business interests.If true, that means he could be earning millions of dollars a month or, to put it into a different perspective, hundreds every minute. What businesses does Abramovich have? Roman Abramovic Antonio ConteAmassing the sort of incredible wealth that Abramovich has requires a lot of business acumen and he has turned his hand to a wide variety of industries, famously transforming himself from a modest rubber duck salesman into one of the most recognisable oil barons in the world following the break up of the Soviet Union.Of course, he is best known in the public’s imagination as the enigmatic billionaire owner of Premier League club Chelsea, having taken over the Stamford Bridge outfit from Ken Bates in the summer of 2003. He has pumped billions into the club during his 15 years at the helm and that investment has helped them to win 17 trophies in that time, including five league titles as well as the Champions League.However, the chief source of his wealth nowadays is the mining industry, where he has major interests in a number of companies. The 51-year-old is the owner of the steel-making company Evraz, as well as owning stakes in Norilsk Nickel, which is the second largest nickel producing company in the world.What is Abramovich’s net worth? According to the world renowned American business magazine Forbes, Abramovich’s net worth in May 2018 was $11.6 billion, which works out at roughly £8.6bn or €9.8bn. That makes him the 11th richest Russian in the world and the 140th richest person in the entire world.The net worth figure tends to fluctuate, but it is roughly the same according to other sources, with the Sunday Times Rich List 2018 indicating that Abramovich’s net worth stood at £9.3bn ($12.4bn/€10.5bn).While that sort of wealth is undoubtedly eyewatering, it is interesting to note that it is actually much lower than it had been. A decade earlier, in 2008, the Russian’s net worth, per Forbes, was a remarkable $23.5bn (around €15.4bn or £11.8bn based on historical exchange rates), which was the most the businessman has ever been worth.Why is there a problem with Abramovich’s UK visa?In May 2018 it emerged that Abramovich was experiencing difficulties with the British government regarding his application for a new visa.Some initial reports appeared to suggest that he had been denied a renewal, but subsequent reports established that his application was actually still under consideration.The Financial Times has reported that the Russian’s ‘investor visa’ is thought to have expired in April and, according to the paper, his application for renewal is subject to “extra procedural checks” because he is applying from Russia, rather than the UK.Such checks are likely look closely into the sources of an applicant’s wealth.As a result of the UK government’s desire to conduct more thorough checks on such applications, it follows that there will be natural delays, but it is not clear how long it will take.Of course, to put things into context, the entire scenario is occurring during a time of heightened diplomatic tensions between the British and Russian governments.Abramovich’s yacht: how much was it & how big is it?Roman Abramovic yacht EclipseBillionaires tend to be known for their extravagance and Abramovich is no different, despite his ostensibly muted demeanour.One of his biggest indulgences is the luxury yacht Eclipse, which, at 162.5 metres in length, is the world’s second largest privately owned yacht.Abramovich is thought to have paid $500m for the vessel in 2010 and, back then it was the largest yacht in the world. It has since been surpassed by the Azzam.As you’d imagine, the Eclipse is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including swimming pools, guest cabins, hot tubs and helicopter pads, with a crew of around 70 on board.For security purposes, it also has a missile detection system, a submarine and is also said to be kitted out with an ‘anti-paparazzi’ photo shield system.Abramovic has developed a love of luxury yachts and has owned a number of smaller vessels in the past.last_img read more

England’s Lord of the Flies Kane reveals insect problem

first_imgEngland England’s Lord of the Flies: Kane reveals insect infestation after Tunisia victory Jamie Smith 06:34 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Harry Kane Getty Images England World Cup Tunisia v England Tunisia Harry Kane England players had more to cope with than some aggressive Tunisia defending, as their captain and match-winner revealed England hero Harry Kane said he and his team-mates had flies in their mouths during a last-gasp World Cup victory over Tunisia.Kane headed a 91st-minute winner to follow his opening goal as Gareth Southgate’s side edged to a 2-1 Group G success in Volgograd.Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium, compared to England’s base in Repino. 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 And Kane confirmed England players had found it tough to cope with certain aspects of the atmosphere despite his own personal heroics.Asked about the flies in Volgograd, man of the match Kane said: “There were a lot more than we thought.”We got told before that there was going to be a lot of flies and when we went out for the warm-up there were more than we thought. We had a lot of bug spray on and that was important.”We had some of them in our eyes and some of them in our mouth. It’s just part of dealing with whatever comes your way and the team coped with it well.”Moscow shops have been selling Russian dolls branded with Kane’s image, but the Tottenham forward joked he is unimpressed with his likeness on the merchandise.What a feeling to score a winner for @England at the @FIFAWorldCup. Loved it! No less than we deserved.  #ThreeLions #ENG #WorldCup— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 18, 2018″I’ll have to get myself one of those Russian dolls,” he said.”I’ve seen a couple of them and they make me look a bit chubby if I’m totally honest with you.”last_img read more

NSWTA Blues Dinner

first_imgThe Blues Dinner recognised NSWTA best Affiliates, Regions, Administrators, Players, Juniors, Volunteers, Referees, Coaches and Selectors. Gary Brickell was awarded the prestigious Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts as a referee and administrator of the Wollongong Touch Association of which he has been involved for over twenty-five years. The Canterbury club had much to celebrate with members Gary Sonda (Men’s Player of the Year), Peter Forrester (Coach of the Year), and the Winchester sisters (Joint Female Players of the Year) claiming awards on the night.NSWTA also inducted four individuals to their Hall of Fame – Gabrielle Rose, Katrina Toohey, Gary Mournehis, and Judy Malcolm. A full list of winners is below: Affiliate of the Year State winner:Wallsend TASix regional winners:SunsAlbion Park TA RebelsEast’s TA MetsLower Blue Mountains TA ScorpionsRyde Eastwood TA HornetsWallsend TA EaglesGlen Innes TA Administrator of the Year John Ryan (Easts TA) and Elijah Van Der Kwast (UNSW TA)Region of the Year Mets Rod Wise Medal- Volunteer of the Year Gary Brickell (Wollongong TA) Coach of the Year Peter Forrester (Canterbury TA) Selector of the Year Bob Monkley (Yass TA)Male Player of the Year Gary Sonda (Canterbury TA) Female Player of the Year Clare Winchester and Louise Winchester (Canterbury TA) Junior Male Player of the Year Ben Moylan (Penrith TA) Junior Female Player of the Year Nicky Albury (Wests TA) and Amy Regal (Wollongong TA) For further information, go to the new NSWTA website – read more

Victorian Gladiator Wins

first_imgELIMINATORNatasha went into the eliminator 2.5 seconds behind and beat her competitor.Thanks to Touch Football Victoria for providing the article content. Victorian Touch Football representative Natasha Haines put her touch football skills to good use by claiming the 2008 Gladiator crown. In the final game “Eliminator”, Natasha overcame a 2.5 second deficit to claim victory over her New South Wales competitor.Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Natasha on her achievement and the resulting promotion of our sport.Below is some information about the show:Natasha talks about Touch Football: “I have played a lot of sports and touch is a sport that is a highly competitive, high intensity sport and you need fitness to survive. Touch is unlike any other sport where you need to be fresh and explosive on the field to make an impact…then quickly sub off for a rest. It has a very quick turnaround between subs.Touch is a highly social game, many friends and families play the sport across all levels. It enables you to play in a same sex team and/or mixed team.”Final Review:Game 1 – GAUNTLETNatasha could not dodge past the Gladiators and didn’t score.Game 2 HANG TOUGH Natasha stayed up on the rings long enough to collect 5 points.Game 3 SUMO BALL Natasha failed to out sumo Amazon and failed to score.Game 4 PYRAMID Olympia proved too strong for Natasha and she scored no points.last_img read more

The Masters of Touch

first_imgThis interview is the fourth in a seven part series taken during the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June.  In this interview we speak with Garry Sonda.To view the video please follow the link or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage

10 months ago​Man Utd interest in Juventus winger Costa dates since Ferguson era

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd interest in Juventus winger Costa dates since Ferguson eraby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are being linked with Juventus winger Douglas Costa.The Red Devils are hoping to sign a winger in January or the summer who can play on the right side of the team.United have no specialist right winger, with the likes of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata often filling in.And the Manchester Evening News reports that United’s interest in Costa goes all the way back to the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.Even though United have an interim boss in Ole Solskjaer, the club will chase after long term targets if they become available in January.The 28-year-old Costa has only started three Serie A games season, netting 0 goals and 0 assists. last_img read more

10 months agoCrystal Palace rocked as Zaha receives near £400,000-a-week offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace rocked as Zaha receives near £400,000-a-week offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have been rocked by a stunning offer made to Wilfried Zaha.The Daily Mail says Zaha has been offered a staggering £11million a year to move to China next month.The Crystal Palace striker is a target for Super League side Dalian Yifang, who are prepared to make the Ivory Coast international one of the best-paid players in the world.They propose to pay Zaha a minimum of £44m — after tax — over four years. The winger could earn an extra £2.5m a year in bonuses and the club will fund first-class travel that will allow him to return regularly to the UK. The package would be worth around three times his current contract, under which he is reported to earn £130,000 a week.Dalian Yifang, who are coached by former Real Madrid player and manager Bernd Schuster, will make a formal offer to Palace once the transfer window reopens. last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man City

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man Cityby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to focus on themselves and not to worry about rivals Manchester City.Mo Salah’s 50th-minute penalty sank Brighton, again moving the Reds seven points clear of Manchester City — who don’t play until Monday’s home game against Wolves. Klopp said: “Our situation is we are completely focused on us. Nothing that happens around us is important.“After the City game [Liverpool’s first league loss all season, 10 days ago at the Etihad] it was just a case of, ‘Stay in the situation, completely focused, and obviously we can win football games.’“The boys proved that this season already a lot and that is what we have to do until the end of the season. That’s all.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoWillian: Chelsea must be sharper with our finishing

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian: Chelsea must be sharper with our finishingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be sharper with their finishing after victory over Brighton.The midfielder struck in the 2-0 win.It was his first goal of the season, and his first since March when he netted in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev.”We needed it,” he told”We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on,” he added. “We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical. We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game.” last_img read more

Salah avoids FA diving charge

first_imgMohamed Salah will face no action from the Football Association for the incident which saw him win a penalty in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield on Boxing Day.Reds forward Salah appeared to go down easily after having his arm tugged by Paul Dummett, and Magpies boss Rafael Benitez branded the spot-kick “soft” in a post-match interview with Sky Sports.He said: “The soft penalty in the game made the difference, we were in the game 1-0 at half-time, but when we conceded the second goal it was more difficult for us to react against a very good team. 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? “The second goal was crucial, it gave them more confidence and was more difficult for us, you have to take more risks, be more open then you make more mistakes and pay for that.”However, the FA has confirmed the second-half incident did not meet the threshold to constitute deception of a match official.The Egypt international could have faced a two-game ban had he been charged with simulation, but will now be free to take part in the crunch clashes against Arsenal and Manchester City.Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey had suggested to The Sun that action should be taken, saying: “Mo Salah should face a two-match ban if the simulation panel are consistent.”Newcastle defender Paul Dummett does put his hand on Salah’s arm, but the Liverpool forward does not need to go to ground in that manner and it is an act of simulation.”Oumar Niasse and Manuel Lanzini were given two-game suspensions for ‘deception of a match official’ last season.”Salah has gone to ground just as easily as they did and could easily face the same punishment.”The authorities need to act quickly because incidents like this are happening too often in the best league in the world.”Salah has now been cleared and converted the penalty he won on Wednesday to double Liverpool’s lead following Dejan Lovren’s opener before Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho scored to wrap up a result that took Jurgen Klopp’s side six points clear at the top of the Premier League.Salah has found the net 12 times this season and is one behind the division’s leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Paul Finebaum Ripped Michigan Fans, Says They’re “Not Nearly As Knowledgeable” As Ohio State Fans

first_imgPaul Finebaum and Cari Champion chatting on SportsCenter coast to coast.Streamable/Krusty Sox SportsPaul Finebaum is not impressed with Michigan fans this season. For the second time since the start of the year, the SEC Network host went in on Wolverines fans on his radio show.Back in September, Finebaum asserted that the Michigan fan base is the most “pathetic” in the nation, complaining about Wolverines fans lack of knowledge about the game.He reiterated that this week, calling Michigan fans completely unrealistic. To turn the knife even more, he compares them to Ohio State fans, who he believes are much more knowledgeable about the sport.From Landof10:“There’s no comparison between Ohio State and Michigan fans,” Finebaum said. “Ohio State fans are very knowledgeable people. They understand, they are supportive. Michigan fans are from another planet. I’ve dealt with a lot of Ohio State fans, particularly a couple years ago after the Buckeyes beat Alabama. Ohio State fans at least know what they’re talking about.“I don’t think they are nearly as knowledgeable as Ohio State fans when it comes to football IQ. I think they have gone all-in on Harbaugh…listen, Harbaugh is a good coach, but he hasn’t done anything yet at Michigan.”Full audio of this segment from The Paul Finebaum Show is available at ESPN.Finebaum also knocked Michigan for their lack of championships, and took a jab at legendary coach Bo Schembechler, who never won a title during his 20 years in Ann Arbor.Finebaum mostly focuses on the SEC, and has been knocked for being a homer of that league, but he is on record this season saying that he thinks the Big Ten is the best conference in college football this year. He’s just not impressed with Wolverine fans at all, now that their program is nationally relevant once again.If Jim Harbaugh’s team keeps rolling, we expect Finebaum might be getting a few more callers from Ann Arbor.[Landof10; ESPN]last_img read more

Watch: Ezekiel Elliott Jumped In A Salvation Army Kettle After Scoring A TD

first_imgEzekiel Elliott gets in the Salvation Army kettle after a touchdown.NBCEzekiel Elliott might have just had the celebration of the year in the NFL.After scoring a short touchdown to put the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Elliott ran over to the life-sized Salvation Army kettle in the Dallas end zone.He then jumped inside of it, drawing a flag but also giving out some free publicity for the Salvation Army.#FEEDZEKE #FEEDZEKE #FEEDZEKE #FEEDZEKETOUCHDOWN, @ezekielelliott! #DallasCowboys— NFL (@NFL) December 19, 2016That was hilarious. It was a penalty, because Elliott celebrated with a prop, but it was definitely worth the flag.Elliott’s 13th rushing score of the year put the Cowboys in front 10-3 in the second quarter.last_img read more

This Ridiculous New Photo Of Baker Mayfield Is Going Viral

first_imgbaker mayfield speaks at browns press conferenceCleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was drafted No. 1 overall in this past April’s NFL Draft, hasn’t played a down during a regular season game just yet. But he’s already got a few sponsors lined up – including one for an underwear company called PSD Underwear. The marketing campaign for the product is something, too.The below photo, which has gone viral, shows Mayfield wearing the underwear next to a Rolls Royce. There’s also a tiger involved, for whatever reason.Some are joking that it looks like a scene that was cut from The Hangover. Let’s hope not, for Baker’s sake.Mayfield is apparently giving away 500 free pairs of the underwear, if you’re interested. We assume you don’t get a tiger with it.Excited to announce my partnership with @PSDunderwear! Giving away 500 free pairs today. Tiger not included ?. Give them a follow and shop my collection!— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) August 21, 2018PSD also put out a photo on its Twitter account. It’s Baker and the tiger again.Welcome to the PSD fam @bakermayfield ! Wait till you see his collection…??— PSD Underwear (@PSDunderwear) August 21, 2018Mayfield has looked solid through two preseason games with the Browns, but it’s too early to tell whether he’ll be successful at the next level. Cleveland plans to stick with Tyrod Taylor as its starter heading into the season, so it’s also unclear when Mayfield will get his shot to lead the team.Until then, we’ll just have to get our Baker fill from PSD.last_img read more

New Injury Update For Former Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown

first_imgMarquise Brown reels in a pass.AMES, IA – SEPTEMBER 15: Wide receiver Marquise Brown #5 of the Oklahoma Sooners drives the ball into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. .(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL draft sits just under a month away. As NFL teams do their final preparations for the upcoming draft, prospects are doing their best to get noticed by scouts and coaches.After the NFL combine, prospects took their talents to their school’s respective pro days to showcase their skills. Unfortunately, one of the top wide receivers in the draft hasn’t been able to compete.Oklahoma star Marquise Brown suffered a foot injury in the final weeks of the 2018 season. After undergoing surgery for a Lisfranc injury, Brown missed the combine and Oklahoma’s pro day.However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has good news for the Sooners star.According to Schefter, Brown has been cleared to begin running.Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected first-round pick who underwent Lisfranc foot surgery, had the boot on his foot removed and has been cleared to begin running, per source. Brown still could be ready for post-draft mini-camp.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2019It’s great news for one of the most explosive players in this year’s draft.Brown went over 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons – with different quarterbacks.In 2017, Brown caught 57 passes from Baker Mayfield for 1,095 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2018, with Kyler Murray under center, Brown caught another 75 balls for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns.Brown was projected as a first-round pick, but saw his stock slip as a result of the injury. However, as one of the fastest receivers in the draft this year, he could still wind up as a first-rounder.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Gives His Thoughts On Nebraska’s Loss To Colorado

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer with his hands on his waste.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 28: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)A lot of things went wrong for Nebraska in its 34-31 overtime loss to Colorado last weekend. The Huskers blew a 17-point lead and allowed a Buffaloes game-tying touchdown with less than a minute to go.But Urban Meyer has an idea of what went wrong overall for the Huskers and how they can improve moving forward.Appearing in his weekly spot on The B1G Show, Meyer reflected on the game and how Nebraska can bounce back. He said that quarterback Adrian Martinez hasn’t found “his rhythm yet.” But he still thinks Nebraska can still win the Big Ten West.“That was a terrible loss, and I was one of the guys who thought that Nebraska (would win the Big Ten West), and I still think they can. They’ve got really good players, I still love their quarterback, but he hasn’t found his rhythm yet this year. The way they finished the season last year with the momentum, I think they have good staff, (and) good players.”Meyer hearkened back to a serious loss his Ohio State Buckeyes suffered against Virginia Tech at home in 2014. Ohio State lost that one 35-21 before winning the national championship. He urged Nebraska head coach Scott Frost to “rally the troops and keep swinging.””We lost early in 2014 in a terrible loss to Virginia Tech. You just gotta rally the troops.”– @CoachUrbanMeyer shared how a team like Nebraska can bounce back from a tough loss and dropped wisdom on some other early @B1Gfootball scenarios:— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 11, 2019Meyer reminded everyone that there’s “a lot of football left” and expressed confidence that Nebraska will get things going once they begin in-conference games.Nebraska is still well-situated for a strong season. Their next two games will be against Northern Illinois and Illinois. After that, they get most of their toughest opponents at home.Late-September may be an issue though with the Ohio State Buckeyes coming to Lincoln. A win in that game would be tremendous for the Huskers. But a loss would leave them with no margin for error down the stretch.Can Scott Frost and the Huskers right the ship before the end of the month?last_img read more

Bahrain GP pole will not be Charles Leclerc’s last one: Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto

first_img Next Reuters BahrainMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 11:48 IST Bahrain Grand Prix is going to be only the second race for Charles Leclerc (middle) with Ferrari (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCharles Leclerc bagged pole position for the Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel and Hamilton21-year-old Leclerc is Ferrari’s youngest pole-sitterLeclerc will on Sunday become the 99th different driver to start a race from the frontCharles Leclerc celebrated the first Formula One pole position of his career in Bahrain on Saturday, and with it made Ferrari history.The Italian team’s youngest driver since Mexican teenager Ricardo Rodriguez in 1961, the 21-year-old Monegasque replaced Belgian Jacky Ickx (23 in 1968), as Ferrari’s youngest pole-sitter.With the second youngest pole of all time, behind current team mate Sebastian Vettel who set the record with Toro Rosso in 2008 aged 21 and 73 days, Leclerc will on Sunday become the 99th different driver to start a Formula One race from the front.Vettel is a four-times world champion and Leclerc now sits between the German and double champion Fernando Alonso in the list of youngest poles good company for the precocious talent.”I think we are all happy,” said Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto. “He’s a good kid and being a good kid I think we will all love him as we love Sebastian. This is great for the team, great for him.”It will not be his last one.”The Bahrain Grand Prix is only the second race for Leclerc with Ferrari, after a debut season at Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) last year.The 2017 Formula Two champion is rated as a future F1 champion, good enough for the team to push aside 2007 title-holder Kimi Raikkonen to make way for him, and Saturday proved his potential.”The first pole is a dream that you set for yourself when you’re young. It only comes once, so he truly deserves it,” commented five times world champion Lewis Hamilton, who holds the Formula One record of 84 career poles.advertisementHaving made a mistake in qualifying two weeks ago at the season-opener in Australia, Leclerc topped every practice session but one at Sakhir, including each of the three phases of qualifying.Unflappable on track, he was just as composed after he stepped out of the car.”In the last race I was not very happy with my qualifying,” he said. “I really worked hard to try and not do the same mistakes here, seems that we did quite a good job with a front row lockout.”In contrast, Vettel, who has started from the front in Bahrain a record three times and won the last two races there, looked out of sorts.The German was even investigated by the stewards for driving unnecessarily slowly at one stage in qualifying.”It’s his day,” acknowledged the 31-year-old, who was limited to putting in just one flying lap in the pole-position shoot-out after traffic forced him to do an extra lap in the second phase of qualifying.”Certainly, my day wasn’t ideal but even with an ideal day it would have been very difficult to beat him today.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Bahrain Grand PrixFollow Charles LeclercFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Lewis HamiltonFollow Bahrain GP qualifying Bahrain GP pole will not be Charles Leclerc’s last one: Ferrari principal Mattia BinottoSebastian Vettel is a four-times world champion and Charles Leclerc now sits between the German and double champion Fernando Alonso in the list of youngest poles-sitters.advertisementlast_img read more

Go India! Ziva Dhoni makes her presence felt at Edgbaston as India reach CWC 19 semi-finals

first_imgGo India! Ziva Dhoni makes her presence felt at Edgbaston as India reach CWC 19 semi-finalsZiva Dhoni had a fun outing once again at Edgbaston as she saw India beat Bangladesh to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019. view more view less India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 11:55 IST Ziva and Sakshi Dhoni have been constantly supporting Team India in England during this World Cup (Sakshi Dhoni Instagram)HIGHLIGHTSZiva and Sakshi Dhoni attended India’s match against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on TuesdayIndia (314/9) beat Bangladesh (286) by 28 runs to reach CWC 19 semi-finalsIndia finish their group stage with a game against Sri Lanka at Leeds on July 6Ziva Dhoni once again made her presence felt at the Edgbaston cricket ground on Tuesday as she cheered for Team India in their World Cup 2019 match against Bangladesh and her team won.Ziva was in the stands along with her mother Sakshi, as India produced another clinical performance to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.Sakshi posted a series of pictures and a video of Ziva screaming “Go India” on her daughter’s Instagram account. Ziva and Sakshi have attended most of the 8 games that Team India has played in the tournament so far.On Tuesday, vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s dream run with the bat and Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance at the death helped India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs to become the second team after Australia to reach the last four with 13 points from 8 matches.It was Rohit’s (104 off 92 balls) record-equalling fourth century in a single edition and his 180-run opening stand with KL Rahul (77 off 92 balls) that laid the foundation for a par-score of 314 for nine after India opted to bat.The chase wasn’t impossible but Shakib Al Hasan (66 off 74 balls) didn’t get any notable support from the other end as Bangladesh were bundled out for 286 in 48 overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya were the stars with the ball with the duo finishing with 4 and 3 wickets respectively.India have now reached the semi-finals in 3 successive World Cups. They won the tournament in 2011, lost to Australia in the semi-finals in 2015 and now have the chance to win their 3rd World Cup.advertisementBangladesh will next take on Pakistan on July 5 while India finish their group stage with a game against Sri Lanka at Leeds on July 6.Also Read | WATCH: Sakshi Dhoni steals Ziva Dhoni’s pram for a joyrideAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni has a fun day out as India beat West IndiesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Ziva DhoniFollow Sakshi DhoniFollow India vs BangladeshFollow World Cup 2019 graphs advertisement commentary No data available! scorecard Nextlast_img read more