Napoli icon Diego Maradona due to be released from hospitalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli icon Diego Maradona was due to be released from hospital last night after a health scare.Ole reports Maradona was taken to Clinica Olivios hospital in Buenos Aires on Friday evening after a routine checkup showed his stomach was bleeding.Maradona has just taken charge of Dorados.And in a positive development, Ole has followed up that he was due to be sent home before the day was out. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Photos: Under Armour Unveiled New HeatGear ArmourVent Uniforms For Maryland, USC, Temple, SIU, NW, Seton Hall, St. John’sBy admin on October 27, 2019
COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Under Armour released new uniforms for seven of its men’s basketball programs Thursday afternoon. The brand unveiled HeatGear ArmourVent uniforms for Maryland, South Carolina, Temple, Seton Hall, Southern Illinois, Northwestern and St. John’s. Check them out: The all-new HeatGear ArmourVent uniforms. Engineered with the most innovative mesh ever made. http://t.co/ckZHvI3bM3 pic.twitter.com/hcCYqthfgs— Under Armour Hoops (@UAbasketball) January 22, 2015Thoughts on the uniforms, fans of the respective programs? Under Armour seems to be taking its basketball game up a notch.
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It’s been less than a week that new Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker has been on the job. But it looks like he’s already become the victim of a rival team’s fan base having a little bit of fun on Twitter. Tucker joined the social media network on January 27, and sent out a few pro-Crimson Tide tweets in the days that followed. But over the past 18 hours, his account has tweeted out a number of pro-LSU messages instead. Clearly, someone with an affinity for the Tigers has taken over his account. Tucker may want to change up his password in the near future. Alabama’s recruits are probably a bit confused at the moment.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have an extremely tight one at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight, but if things hold, Iowa will be conference champs. After the Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans traded five field goals through the first three quarters, C.J. Beathard aired it out, connecting with Tevaun Smith on a deep pass for an 85 yard touchdown..@LucasOilStadium just erupted. Why? Because @HawkeyeFootball just took the lead on this *long* TD. https://t.co/AdE6L3P3p2— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 6, 2015Iowa leads 13-9 with 13:51 remaining in the game. You’re up, Connor Cook.
Jose Mourinho’s biographer Manuel Pereira says that the manager’s issues with Paul Pogba came down to the Portuguese’s desire to control his players.The manger had highly-publicised issues with the French midfielder, who has been unleashed under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.A known extrovert who enjoys social media, Pogba never truly flourished under Mourinho before the manager departed the club midway through the season. 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? Pereira, who also said Mourinho was too demanding for some players, added the strain was caused by Mourinho’s desire to control his players, a tendency that doesn’t work as well in modern football.”He is certainly not someone who controls the privacy of his players. That is not his right. When it comes to football, he likes to have full control,” Pereira told Goal and Spox.”Mourinho quickly becomes suspicious of players who do not reach their maximum in training and games. This can happen once, twice or three times, but not regularly. He does not want them fooling around, but disciplined and playing football. That’s what they’re paid for.”If a player gives 100 per cent, Mourinho has no problem with him. Then there is nothing to control. But when Mourinho feels it is not the case and the player feels he has to do less, it becomes difficult.”Most clubs today believe in the professionalism of their players, that they pay attention to themselves and their diet and in the middle of the season do not drink alcohol or go to parties.”However, the example of Ousmane Dembele shows well that there are still a few players who struggle with it. At Real Madrid, for example, every player had to be available for a caregiver at midnight in the past. Such rules are inconceivable today. It is even more important for a coach to have someone to represent him on the pitch.”Pereira went on to say that a lack of leadership at United was another issue that plagued the relationship.Mourinho had a number of respected veterans at each of his prior clubs, but Pereira says that was not the case during his time with the Red Devils.”Exactly. A respect person who communicates the ideas of the trainer to the rest of the team. You could say: A coach among the players,” he said.”Mourinho always had that before his time in Manchester. For example, Xabi Alonso at Real Madrid, Frank Lampard at Chelsea or Javier Zanetti at Inter Milan. It is always difficult to lead and coordinate a group of 25 men, especially if you are a demanding person like Mourinho. Only a few coaches can do that.”I remember when Diego Simeone almost always set up Tiago in his early years at Atletico Madrid. Tiago was not a footballer from another planet, but an incredibly strong player, a good communicator who internalised and passed on Simeone’s ideas and ways of thinking. Later, Gabi took over this role, today it’s Diego Godin.”At Manchester I don’t see such a leader anymore. There is no Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs or Rio Ferdinand anymore. With such leaders in the team Mourinho would have had it easier.”Pereira also said that Santiago Solari will be feeling pressure at Real Madrid with Mourinho now available while adding that he would expect the manager to jump to a new role in the summer. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
If this is January, can you imagine how Anfield will be come April and May?Sloppy in the snow, Liverpool’s Premier League title charge suffered a dent here. Rarely has a five-point lead at the top of the table felt like such a disappointment.It isn’t disappointing, of course, but after Manchester City’s slip-up at Newcastle on Tuesday, this was the hottest ticket in town. The door was open for Jurgen Klopp’s men to take full advantage. A seven-point margin awaited. 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? For the first time all season, they fluffed their lines. For the first time all season, they dropped points against a team they would have expected to overcome.Leicester City had beaten both City and Chelsea already this term, and Claude Puel’s counter-attacking Foxes can add another noteworthy result to their collection after this. Indeed, had the visitors shown a tad more quality in the final third, they’d have taken all three points.As for Liverpool, they must reflect on a missed opportunity, a night when the weather was bad and their performance was worse. Nervy, sluggish and wasteful, this was a display which belonged to a different era. Klopp will hope his side do not live to rue it.”We take what we get,” said Klopp afterwards. “And tonight it’s a point. It’s more than we had before the game, and that’s fine. Am I overly-happy? No, because we wanted to win the game of course.”It all looked so rosy for the Reds when Sadio Mane fired them ahead after just two minutes, but like City the night before, they were unable to turn a fast start into a comfortable evening.On a pitch slowed by the snow, sloppiness invaded their play. From Alisson in goal to Mohamed Salah up front, Liverpool just didn’t find their feet. Harry Maguire’s equaliser, plundered from close range right on half-time, felt almost inevitable.”The snow is actually not a problem, the problem is when it stays on the pitch and that was the case,” said Klopp, not entirely convincingly. “The ball didn’t roll really, and when you have the ball for 70-80 per cent of the time, then it makes life really uncomfortable.”Anfield had expected a procession, but it got an ordeal. Leicester had chances to win it after the break, whereas Liverpool failed to rouse the kind of finale we have come to expect.”To break down a side who defend like Leicester did tonight, you have to accelerate, you have to speed up in decisive areas,” Klopp admitted. “Sometimes we didn’t do it, I don’t know exactly why, and sometimes we couldn’t do it.”As a result, Kasper Schmeichel was underworked, though the home side are entitled to ask why referee Martin Atkinson failed to award a penalty when Ricardo Pereira clipped Naby Keita in the box. “I don’t know what he was thinking in this moment,” said Klopp. “You have to ask him.”Welcome to a title race, you could say. Liverpool have been close to perfect in the league so far, but exceptional levels are difficult to sustain.City, let off the hook after their aberration on Tyneside, can ramp up the pressure by beating Arsenal before Klopp takes his team to West Ham on Monday night.Liverpool will at least have James Milner back for that one, and perhaps Trent Alexander-Arnold too. Jordan Henderson filled in at right-back here, and did an admirable job all things considered, but his side lacked control and presence in midfield and were troubled by Demarai Gray and Co. on the break, particularly in the second half. The captain, and surely Fabinho too, will start in their natural positions in London.The upshot, of course, is that as disappointing as it felt, Liverpool still extended their advantage in the title race. They drew and City lost. They still hold all the cards, though recent games suggest we are in for more nervy afternoons and evenings between now and May.At the end, the Kop sang ‘Liverpool, Liverpool’ in an act of support and defiance. Their team are still very much in the driving seat, but it could have been so much better. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has insisted the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), are not seeking to sell the Champions League finalists.The Reds will compete for what would be the first piece of silverware of the Jurgen Klopp era when they face Tottenham on Saturday in Madrid.Klopp has recently been linked with Serie A champions Juventus – rumours he dismissed as “bullsh*t” – with Werner also rejecting suggestions the German could leave Merseyside. 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 the Liverpool chairman believes the burgeoning partnership between FSG and Klopp will continue for many years to come.“We don’t really want to discuss his situation publicly, especially so close to the final,” Werner told the Liverpool Echo of Klopp’s Anfield future.“But I think you know that we think the world of him. “We have already extended his contract once. All I can say is that it’s obviously important that he stays for as long as he likes. We believe that he’s committed to Liverpool.“Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that when there is an atmosphere where people are empowered to work together as a team, great things can happen. “Obviously, it starts with Jurgen and his outstanding leadership. That’s critical to everything that we’ve achieved this year.”On claims FSG are seeking a buyer, Werner added: “Every time those rumours come up we bat them down. I hope people now know that we are focused on continuing the progress of this club.”We have no intention of selling. We have reached a position where I think the club is in the best shape it’s been for a very long time. “We have always said that our desire is to win silverware and we’re hungry to touch that trophy in Madrid.”Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title despite setting a club-record points total, with Manchester City retaining their crown ahead of the Reds.However, City are currently under investigation over potential Financial Fair Play breaches – accusation that the club strongly deny.“One of the reasons why we were pleased to become involved with Liverpool was that we believed in the importance of Financial Fair Play rules,” Werner said.“I don’t know very much about what’s going on with the (City) investigations, but all I can say is that we are strong advocates of the rules.“We expect all the clubs in the league and all the clubs in Europe to comply. If they don’t comply then there should be punishments.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Aymeric Laporte has insisted he is ready to fight for his starting spot at Manchester City irrespective of the club’s transfer activity before the start of the 2019-20 campaign.The French defender joined up with Pep Guardiola’s squad in January 2018, after completing a £57 million ($71m) switch from Athletic Bilbao.The 25-year-old has since gone on to appear in 64 matches for City across all competitions, helping the club earn back to back Premier League titles along with two Carabo Cups and the FA Cup. 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? There has been some suggestion that Guardiola will try to bring in a new centre-back during the current transfer window, after Vincent Kompany’s decision to rejoin Anderlecht back in May.The Spanish boss is not certain a deal will be pushed over the line before the August 8 deadline, but Laporte is not worried either way.He is fully focused on nailing down a starting role at the Etihad Stadium again next term, but also concedes that the final decision will be out his hands.”Hopefully it can be the same this year. I’m here to start. I’m going to work for that,” Laporte told Sky Sports.”I don’t know [if the club will buy]. Ask Pep what he wants. I think the three of us [Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi] are putting ourselves forward to play every game, but we don’t decide. The club decides for us.”Guardiola has only managed to bring in Spanish midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid and full-back Angelino from PSV so far this summer, but City continue to be linked with a number of high profile names.Leicester’s Harry Maguire has been mooted as a potential target, while ex-Barcelona and Juventus star Dani Alves has been tipped to reunite with Guardiola in Manchester after leaving Paris Saint Germain.City have been focusing on pre-season duties in the meantime, most recently suffering a penalty shootout defeat to Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy final on Saturday.Next up for the Citizens is a clash with Hong Kong-based club Kitchee on Wednesday, before a showdown against Yokohama three days later as their tour of the far east continues.Guardiola’s side will then begin to prepare for a Community Shield tie against Liverpool on August 4, which precludes their 2019-20 season opener against West Ham.
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)Oregon State has lost every Pac-12 game its played so far this season. If the Beavers lose again to Cal on Saturday, at least they will do so in style.Oregon State has unveiled a modified throwback helmet for this weekend’s game against the Bears. It hearkens back to the team’s logo and style from the 1970s.Check it out.@BeaverFootball with a semi-throwback this weekend. Early 70s had grey facemask, no stripe and logo had “Beavers” underneath it. This version has black facemask, white/orange/white stripe and no “Beavers”.#CFB2018HelmetWatch#SeasonTotal138@UNISWAG @UniWatch @SimplyMoono pic.twitter.com/kEHUkkRsMs— Blaise D’Sylva (@wtfcoach) October 18, 2018The helmet is just part of the ensemble though. The Beavers will also wear retro-style uniforms for the game. Like with the helmet, an old-school looking Benny the Beaver is heavily featured.Here are some pictures of the Oregon State unis for Saturday.Retro Benny.Retro lettering.Retro colors. Old school never looked so good. More: https://t.co/3udc41XuNV #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/BCIpDOpigm— Go Beavs (@BeaverAthletics) October 8, 2018Oregon State faces Cal at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.The Beavers’ only win this season is against Southern Utah. They’re facing a Cal team that is in a tailspin though, as the Bears have lost three straight, including a 37-7 beatdown against UCLA last weekend.
EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)On Friday afternoon, the Iowa Hawkeyes faced off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a battle of Big Ten rivals. Iowa raced out to an early lead, but Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez led the Huskers to two fourth-quarter touchdowns to knot the game at 28.The Hawkeyes used a walk-off field goal to get the 31-28 win and move to 8-4 on the season.After the game, head coach Kirk Ferentz stopped by the sideline reporter for a postgame interview. Ferentz had some blood coming from his mouth.When asked about it, Ferentz said he “just headbutted [quarterback Nate] Stanley.Check it out.Iowa’s celebration was so intense, head coach Kirk Ferentz ended up with a bit of a cut.He still seems happy though. pic.twitter.com/nd81FDGNe1— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 23, 2018We’re sure Ferentz isn’t worried about a little spilled blood after getting his eighth win of the season. The win triggers a $500,000 bonus for the head coach as his team is going bowling yet again.Hawkeyes fans will now wait to see who they’re playing in a few weeks. Stay tuned.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)The end of the college football regular seasons brings change. Coaching staffs change frequently during this period, while rosters also undergo significant change as players reach the end of their eligibility or declare for the upcoming NFL draft.The latter affected Florida Atlantic’s roster this week. Star wide receiver Jovon Durante announced his intentions to leave Lane Kiffin and company and head to the NFL after a solid season.The former West Virginia Mountaineer took to Twitter to reveal his decision. Here’s his announcement.Stage 3 of this great journey ??‼️ all I need is support and watch me take off ✈️✈️ thank you @WVUfootball and @FAU_Football pic.twitter.com/3iJdXl0ehi— Jovon Durante (@_field_general) December 5, 2018Durante racked up 65 receptions for 873 yards and five touchdowns during the 2018 season.
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 28: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs on November 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Tech is still in the market for a new head coach after Paul Johnson’s retirement. Their search may be ending soon though.According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, the Yellow Jackets have zeroed in on Temple head coach Geoff Collins, who spent today meeting with Georgia Tech officials.Per Thamel, things could become official as soon as tonight.Source: Temple’s Geoff Collins has emerged as the leading candidate at Georgia Tech. No offer has been made yet. But he was in Atlanta on Thursday, met with Tech officials and they’ve indicated he’s the favorite. A deal could happen as soon as tonight.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 6, 2018The 47-year-old Collins is a Conyers, Ga. native and he’s worked at Georgia Tech before. Collins was an grad assistant with the Ramblin’ Wreck from 1999-2001 and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator in 2006.Collins served as the defensive coordinator at FIU, Mississippi State and Florida before taking the top job at Temple in 2017. He is 15-10 in two seasons in Philly.Collins’ Owls team went 8-4 this season and qualified for the program’s fourth-straight bowl game. They will face Duke in the Independence Bowl on December 27.Georgia Tech, meanwhile, went 7-5 in 2018 and will face Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26.
“In June, we’re talking about the Iron Bowl?” Finebaum said. “I don’t really hear anybody talking about that. The LSU game has been promoted as the biggest game on Alabama’s schedule since 2011. That game doesn’t measure up. We hype that game every year. We get a pretty similar result.”In fairness to Auburn, they did win the Iron Bowl in 2017, but since Saban took over, the Tigers are just 4-8 against their in-state rivals.As for LSU, they haven’t beaten Alabama since 2011, and haven’t come particularly close to doing so since 2014.Maybe Finebaum has a point here. TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 24: Jamel Dean #12 of the Auburn Tigers nearly intercepts this pass intended for Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)It is no secret that Alabama has dominated the SEC for the most part under Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide have been the top program in the league over the last 10 seasons.According to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum, that has meant bad news for ‘Bama’s rivals. In fact, the longtime SEC media personality isn’t sure the Crimson Tide even have peers that come close to them right now.Speaking with Mark Heim and Lee Shirvanian on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 yesterday, Finebaum said the two biggest games for Alabama this season are not currently on the schedule. They are Georgia in the SEC title game and Clemson in the national title game.Additionally, Finebaum said Georgia is the closest thing Alabama has to an in-conference rival right now because the Crimson Tide have left everyone else “in the dust,” including traditional rivals Auburn and LSU.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 04: Footballs used by the Northwestern Wildcats before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)As football programs around the country prepare for an important recruiting weekend, three-star quarterback Rishard Densmore has trimmed his college list down to six teams.While Densmore currently plays quarterback in high school, most scouting reports list him as an athlete due to his ability to play wide receiver and running back. It is unclear where he’ll end up playing at the next level.The Alabama native is the No. 101 athlete in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports. He has scholarship offers from 14 schools but will only consider six of them.Densmore revealed his updated list on social media, saying “I want to thank the man above for these opportunities.” The final six teams in the hunt for Densmore are Georgia Southern, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Tulane.Here is Densmore’s announcement from his Twitter account:I want to thank the man above for these opportunities 🙏🏾🃏#Top 6️⃣@__CoachMaye @CoachFagan_5 @Yellowhammer247 @ChadSimmons_ @DatDude70 pic.twitter.com/wHe3yMmu2p— Sh2️⃣wtime 💰🦍 (@RishardDensmor1) June 22, 2019Densmore spoke highly of Tennessee during his visit in the fall, and an opportunity to play in SEC is quite appealing. Nonetheless, with how Scott Frost has recruited as of late, Nebraska should be a contender in the sweepstakes for the three-star athlete.Frost is more than capable of developing Densmore under center. After all, he’s done a marvelous job helping dual-threat quarterbacks such as McKenzie Milton and Adrian Martinez.The current expectation is that Densmore’s commitment will occur in August.The clock is officially ticking for all six schools trying to add Densmore to their 2020 class.
Last year Iowa narrowly beat Nebraska in a 31-28 win, but this year’s edition will be in Lincoln.The Hawkeyes currently own a four-game winning streak in the series – their longest in the rivalry’s history – and have won five of their last six games against Nebraska. Of those five wins though, three of them have come in Lincoln.Martinez certainly seems excited for the next chance to play Iowa – and the Nebraska fans certainly will be too. LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and wide receiver JD Spielman #10 acknowledge the fans after the win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez got his first taste of college football the hard way last year. As a freshman he started his career 0-6, and finished 4-8. But there was one game that stood out to him that he’s looking forward to in a Big Ten rematch for next year.Speaking to the media this week via OurQuadCities, Martinez pointed to the annual Nebraska-Iowa game as one he really looks forward to and gets up for. He pointed out that the fans are even more passionate about that game, as were the rival Hawkeyes.“You know I think Nebraska fans in general are really passionate about every game,” said Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez. “But the Iowa one seemed to strike them a little bit more and I think Iowa was really into it as well.”The Nebraska-Iowa football rivalry is among the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1890s. Though the two schools were in separate conferences until 2011, they frequently scheduled non-conference matchups together.Nebraska has historically dominated the rivalry to the tune of a 29-17-3 lead, but Iowa has been on a hot streak.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt released his preseason top 25 poll on Saturday afternoon. It’s a bold one.Klatt is extremely high on Nebraska, ranking the Huskers at No. 13 heading into the season, despite the fact that Scott Frost’s team is coming off a 4-8 season.The FOX Sports analyst is also really high on another Big Ten team: Michigan State.Klatt has the Spartans right ahead of the Huskers at No. 12 in the country. Here’s his entire top 25:My Top 2525 Army24 Northwestern23 Stanford22 Iowa21 Miss St20 Auburn19 Iowa St18 Miami17 Washington16 TCU15 Oregon14 A&M13 Nebraska12 Michigan St11 Florida10 Utah9 LSU8 Notre Dame7 Ohio St6 Texas5 Michigan4 Oklahoma3 Georgia2 Bama1 Clemson https://t.co/6lW3Ch7UQs— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) August 24, 2019One of these top 25 teams has already suffered a loss, as his No. 18 team, Miami, fell in an ugly game to Florida on Saturday evening.The entire college football slate kicks off next weekend.The new Associated Press and Coaches’ Poll top 25s will be updated on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
“Urban Meyer trying not to laugh is A MOOD,” one Buckeyes fan tweeted.Urban Meyer trying not to laugh is A MOOD pic.twitter.com/GAHrN7ftyx— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) September 21, 2019While Meyer likely enjoyed Michigan’s embarrassing performance at Wisconsin, he did have some genuine things to say about the Wolverines’ program.“First of all congrats to coach (Paul) Chryst, we undervalued their skill, excellent team,” Meyer said on FOX. “People are going to look at that game and ask, ‘What’s the problem? Let’s blame the players and coaches.’ That’s not the case. There’s good players in that program. Every year, they recruit. Every one one of those players on that field are highly-recruited guys.“Those coaches are (good) coaches. You have to lift up the hood and ask what is wrong. Those guys can play. They can coach. There’s a problem there. You lift up that hood and you’re not going to like what you see.”Right now, no one is liking what they are seeing from Michigan’s program (outside of Ohio State fans, of course). The Wolverines will look to right the ship beginning next Saturday against Rutgers. PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Michigan fans had to watch the Wolverines get blown out at Wisconsin on Saturday and then listen to former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dissect the loss.Meyer, now an analyst for FOX, was on the halftime and postgame shows during Wisconsin’s 35-14 win against Michigan on Saturday.Wolverines fans might not have enjoyed this, but Buckeyes fans certainly did.Videos of Meyer’s “trying not to smile” face went viral on social media following the game.
Australian Cricketers’ Association unsure about extensive use of stump microphonesBanter and sledging caught at stump mic has been a regular feature of the ongoing India vs Australia series.advertisement Press Trust of India MelbourneDecember 28, 2018UPDATED: December 28, 2018 16:27 IST India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine were involved in a hilarious banter on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTim Paine has had a banter with Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the Boxing Day TestPaine also sledged Murali Vijay during the second Test in PerthRishabh Pant’s banter behind the stumps took centre stage during the Adelaide TestThe Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has expressed concerns over the use of stump microphones, with its chief Alistair Nicholson saying it doesn’t want players to get unnecessary sanctions for “unintentional and accidental” on-field conversations.According to media reports here, the ACA has already aired its reservations on stump microphones to broadcasters.The ACA said it’s not against the use of stump mics but wants clarity over the “rules of engagement”.”I wouldn’t say we’re not happy. (Players are) aware things can potentially unintentionally be picked up whether it’s accidental swearing or things like that,” Nicholson was quoted as saying by Melbourne-based radio station ‘SEN’.”We’re conscious we don’t necessarily want players to be slapped with code-of-conduct fines when they really are working as hard as they can to bring that element of the game through that we’ve never had.”It’s more caution than negativity but very much wanting to embrace it.”The stump microphones have captured some interesting conversations between the Indian and Australian players during the ongoing Test series, the most notable among them being the fiery exchange between visiting captain Virat Kohli and his counterpart Tim Paine during the second Test in Perth.Also Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso Read | Paine challenges Rohit to hit a six, vows allegiance to Mumbai IndiansAlso Read | You seriously cannot like Virat Kohli as a bloke: Tim Paine tells Murali VijayAlso Read | Not everyone here is Pujara: Rishabh Pant taunts Australia batsmen in AdelaideAlso See:advertisementFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Australian Cricketers’ AssociationFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Tim PaineFollow Rishabh Pant
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India Today Web Desk VascoFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 23:03 IST I-League 2018-19: Churchill Brothers are still trying to challenge for the title. (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChuchill Brothers remained on 3rd spot in the I-League table with 30 pointsMohun Bagan are placed sixth in the I-League table with 23 points off 16 gamesIt was a game of missed chances for both Churchill and Mohun BaganChurchill Brothers FC salvaged a point against visiting Mohun Bagan at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco Da Gama, Goa, on Saturday, as they eked out a 1-1 draw with the help of a late Anthony Wolfe penalty which cancelled out a 39th minute strike by Dipanda Dicka.With this result in the 12th Hero I-League, Churchill remain in third position on the table, with 30 points from 17 games, while Mohun Bagan remained in sixth position, having played a game less for their 23 points.The game could not reach the heights as expected and the first half saw Mohun Bagan take a lead into the break with the help of an opportunistic Dicka strike, which was his seventh in this year’s campaign.Haitian winger Sony Norde missed a chance early and then Lybian defender Hussein Eldor hit the woodwork in the 17th minute for Churchill, before Dicka struck six minutes before the end of the half.What could have unsettled the home side before conceding was the fact that they lost two crucial players due to injury. Hussein Eldor had to be replaced by Rowlinson Rodriguez and Richard Costa had to be carried away on a stretcher in tears and was replaced by Aniston Fernandes.Sony Norde was brought down just inside the Churchill half on the left by Wayne Vaz, who otherwise had a brilliant time keeping the Haitian in check. From the resultant free-kick, Abinash Ruidas floated the ball in towards Henry Kisekka inside the box, who climbed to head towards the path of Dicka.advertisementThe Cameroonian seemed to have been well covered by Rowlinson, who in his attempt to clear, flummoxed his own advancing keeper Vicky Baskaran, missing with his right and faintly touching the ball with his leading left foot. As the ball advanced further, Dicka had not given up the pursuit and tapped home from close.After the break, Churchill seemed to have regained composure and pressed on for the equaliser but despite some close chances, could not manage to find the Bagan net.Bagan, meanwhile, had a solid punch by Omar Elhusseiny on the half hour mark saved by Baskaran.After having a good game for quite a while, central defender Eze Kingsley was adjudged to have brought down substitute Anthony Wolfe inside the box.The Trinidadian calmy converted from the spot to beat keeper Shilton Paul and regained parity. It remained the same till the end and both teams will rue another missed opportunity at a win, something that has characterised both of their seasons.Also Read | Real Kashmir FC vs East Bengal postponed due to thick snow cover in SrinagarAlso Read | Swiss giants FC Basel buy stakes in Chennai City FC in landmark dealFor 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 Tags :Follow I-League 2018-19Follow Mohun BaganFollow Churchill BrothersFollow Anthony WolfeFollow Dipanda Dicka I-League: Wolfe penalty helps Churchill Brothers eke out a draw vs Mohun BaganAnthony Wolfe’s 78th minute penalty cancelled out a 39th minute strike by Dipanda Dicka as Churchill Brothers and Mohun Bagan shared spoils in the I-League on Saturday.advertisement Next