Chelsea still keen on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea remain in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.The Telegraph says the 20-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during the mid-season sales.Chelsea are on the hunt for long-term replacements for Pedro and Willian – and Pulisic would fit the bill.He is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until 2020 so the Bundesliga giants are running out of time to cash in.And Chelsea are hopeful of securing Pulisic’s services.But it is claimed that BVB bosses will dig their heels in until the summer transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SNAPPED: Rooney searched before seeing Man Utd defeat Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDC United striker Wayne Rooney took in Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield Town.The forward, who played for United between 2004 and 2017, was pictured at Old Trafford before fans were allowed in, and captioned his post with a love heart.Rooney, who attended the game with the family of his wife Colleen, was a pundit for BT Sport for new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge at Cardiff.Wayne Rooney for Manchester United: Games – 559 Goals – 253United steward be like…“Better safe than sorry.” #mufc  pic.twitter.com/ETzFlDGDcp— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 26, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Georgia’s men’s basketball coach Mark Fox got pretty upset with the Bulldogs’ student section Saturday afternoon. His team is facing Auburn in Athens, Ga. During the second half of the contest, Georgia’s students began chanting at Tigers’ coach Bruce Pearl. This did not please Fox, who proceeded to yell at the Georgia student section, asking them to stop. Georgia students were chanting something about Bruce Pearl, couldn’t hear what. Whatever it was, Mark Fox asked them to stop.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) February 14, 2015It appears the Bulldogs’ students were chanting “Bruce Pearl Sucks!”Part of student section starts chanting “Bruce Pearl sucks” during Auburn free throw. Mark Fox walks over & yells at them to stop. #class— Wilson Alexander (@Alexander_taGr8) February 14, 2015That’s a pretty classy move from Fox. Student sections can be fairly mean-spirited. Georgia and Auburn are currently playing on FSN.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Update: Ohio State fans, I am sorry to report that Ezekiel Elliott is no longer undefeated.Zeke-0 . . . Sea Sickness-98473626256— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015Earlier: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is having himself a full weekend. He and Braxton Miller coached at an all-star camp in South Carolina, he caught a small shark during a fishing trip, and he took some time out of his day to troll Michigan fans on Twitter.Looks about right pic.twitter.com/BswrgQ9p84— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015Of course, he got some responses from Wolverine fans, but he dealt with those pretty effectively as well.It have a national championship ring and two pair of gold pants ? https://t.co/3mG9P2Nsf9— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) May 16, 2015So, by my count, Elliott is up 3-0 on sharks (he has since tweeted about a few more catches during his fishing trip), 2-0 against Michigan on the field, and at least 1-0 against fans on Twitter? There are far too many scores to keep up with here.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Clemson picked up a massive win, knocking off Notre Dame at home on Saturday night, so you know head coach Dabo Swinney was ready to dance. After the game, and a very awkward post-game interview that was accidentally cut off by ESPN, Swinney got down in the locker room, swinging a towel and hitting the Whip. We cannot confirm whether or not he added in the Nae Nae as well.With the win, Clemson danced its way to sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Tigers look to be in very good position to make a run at an ACC Championship, with Florida State struggling in recent weeks.
Ruben Neves’ superb strike gave Wolves a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup third round – making it back-to-back defeats for the Premier League leaders.Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to the XI that lost by the same scoreline to title rivals Manchester City last Thursday and they turned in a lethargic first-half display, trailing at the break to Raul Jimenez’s opener.Divock Origi found a fine equaliser but Portugal midfielder Neves raised the decibel levels significantly at Molineux with a decisive 55th-minute long ranger. 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? One of the players Klopp retained from the City defeat, Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren, pulled up and had to be replaced in the sixth minute, meaning 16-year-old Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever became Liverpool’s youngest player in FA Cup historyIt was a couple of senior men who let their manager down in the 38th minute when Diogo Jota stole possession from James Milner and burst past Fabinho.Jota played in Jimenez, who still had plenty to do but bore down on goal and steered an unerring finish beyond Simon Mignolet.Liverpool pulled level six minutes into the second half when the hitherto anonymous Origi engineered a fraction of space on the edge of the box to smash home left footed.Parity did not last long as Neves found an even better finish by launching a typically dipping and swerving effort from 30 yards.| @rubendsneves_ pic.twitter.com/zecOXYTczM— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 7, 2019Jimenez had the chance to move Wolves closer to round four when he picked Hoever’s pocket but could not adjust his feet after going around Mignolet.The run of spectacular second-half strikes continued as a sumptuous free-kick from Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri hit the inside of the right post and somehow bounced to safety.Klopp then called for the big guns, sending on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, but Wolves held on.What does it mean? Klopp turns attention back towards biggest challengeManchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he was not in a position to choose between competitions and named a strong side to demolish Rotherham United 7-0 on Sunday. Klopp, whose squad depth is improved but does not quite match that enjoyed by Guardiola, evidently does not feel the same way and such a result always felt likely after the team-sheets were handed in.Neves adds another stunner to his collectionFormer Porto captain Neves won rave reviews early in the season but has only started one of Wolves’ past three Premier League matches. The 21-year-old was back to his sublime best here, controlling midfield with his exhaustive range of passing before producing another goal to linger in the memory.Listless Sturridge fails to make his caseLiverpool’s front two were notable for operating in not-so-splendid isolation before half-time but Origi at least got himself on the scoresheet in style after the break. Daniel Sturridge, who was England’s first-choice striker at the start of Gareth Southgate’s reign, appears to have accepted his lot as back-up following a string of injuries and the fabulous form of Jurgen Klopp’s forwards. However, he only has six months remaining on his Anfield contract and this was a sorry pitch for an extension.Key Opta Facts:- Wolves earned their first home win against Liverpool in seven attempts (D3 L3), since a 1-0 win in August 1981.- Liverpool have been eliminated from six of their last eight FA Cup ties against fellow Premier League opponents.- Wolves have eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup five times – Stoke City are the only side they have knocked out of the competition more (6).- Raul Jimenez’s goal was Wolves’ first at home against Liverpool in 398 minutes, since Kenny Miller scored a 90th-minute goal against them in January 2004.- Eight of Ruben Neves’ nine goals for Wolves in all competitions have been from outside the box, with his other strike coming from the penalty spot.- Liverpool’s Divock Origi scored his second goal in the FA Cup, with the other also coming against Wolves back in January 2017.- Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has ended on the losing side in all four of his appearances in the FA Cup (three times with Stoke).What’s next?Liverpool will hope for more of the same from Wolves when they travel to Manchester City in seven days’ time, by which point an away victory at Brighton and Hove Albion could again put the Reds seven points clear of the reigning champions. read more
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 09: Jalston Fowler #45 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown against Craig Loston #6 of the LSU Tigers in the fourth quarter of the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With a full ten days until one of the marquee matches of college football – Alabama-LSU – ESPN is taking an early swing at picking the game.Alabama has been ranked No. 1 all year and remain the prohibitive favorite to sweep the regular season and the College Football Playoffs.Ranked No. 4 heading into next week’s game, LSU represents the biggest challenge Alabama has left on their regular season schedule.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that Alabama is practically a guaranteed win. The computer model gives the Crimson Tide a 78.6 percent chance to win the game against LSU.If Alabama beats LSU, a trip to the SEC Championship game becomes almost guaranteed. The remaining schedule consists of Mississippi State, The Citadel, and Auburn.The game will be played on November 3rd at 7 p.m. EST on CBS.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers traveled to State College for a matchup against No. 20 Penn State. It’s been a disappointing season for both sides who sit at 6-3 on the year.Wisconsin jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a 71-yard touchdown run from star tailback Jonathan Taylor. Penn State would respond, however, and currently leads the contest 16-7 late in the first half.With just a few minutes left on the clock in the first half, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was sacked from behind and appeared to re-aggravate a knee injury he suffered earlier in the season.The star quarterback limped off the field, and was tended to by medical staff.And then, another sack: Will Fries is beat and Trace McSorley is sacked and now hurt.— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) November 10, 2018The severity of the injury isn’t known and we still don’t know if McSorley will be healthy enough to come back in the second half.If McSorley is forced to miss time, junior quarterback Tommy Stevens will take over as the team’s starting quarterback.
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Fresh off a standout bowl performance, Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton is turning pro. He announced his decision today.Slayton will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. His final game as a Tiger was a three-catch, 160-yard, three touchdown performance in Auburn’s 63-14 bowl win over Purdue.Slayton revealed his decision on Instagram.“I would like to thank the Auburn Family for supporting me and my teammates over the last four years,” he wrote. “It has been a great experience, and I will forever be grateful to Auburn, Coach Malzahn and all of the coaches here for giving me the chance to play football at this outstanding University. I will carry the relationships and bonds that I have built with my teammates on with me for the rest of my life.”This season, Slayton hauled in 35 receptions for a team-leading 670 yards. His five touchdowns tied for the team lead.For his career, Slayton caught 79 passes for 1,605 yards and 11 touchdowns.Underclassmen have until January 14 to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. Slayton is one of three AU players to enter the field, along with quarterback Jarrett Stidham and cornerback Jamel Dean.
BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)For the Texas Longhorns, the transfer portal giveth, and the transfer portal taketh away as the team is poised to lose another player on an off-season transfer move.According to 247Sports, Texas senior kicker Joshua Rowland is set to enter the transfer portal in order to play one more year at another school.As a junior in 2017, Rowland went 11-of-18 on field goals, and was 38-of-38 on extra point attempts.Rowland did not play in any games this past season. Freshman Cameron Dicker won the starting job and finished the season 18-of-25 on field goals and 51-of-52 on extra point attempts.In entering the transfer portal, Rowland joins a crop of Texas players that have either left or on the verge of leaving.Quarterback Cameron Rising is on his way to Utah, while quarterback Shake Buechele, running back running backs Kyle Porter and running back Tristian Houston are all waiting for the right move.The Longhorns have gotten plenty of benefit from the transfer portal though. They recently landed five-star rated receiver Bru McCoy on a transfer from USC.Texas finished the season with a 10-4 record – their best since 2009 – which included an upset win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.