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10 months agoLiverpool captain Henderson reveals he’s still in Gerrard contact

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool captain Henderson reveals he’s still in Gerrard contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he remains in contact with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.Henderson took over the captaincy from Gerrard four years ago.”It was a big responsibility when I first got the role but I always looked forward to it. Otherwise I wouldn’t have done it,” reflects Henderson. “I spoke to Stevie in a lot of detail before he left and still speak to him now and again. As time has gone on, it has got a lot easier. I’ve learned a lot.”With Liverpool unbeaten this season he says: “I feel we’re ready. We definitely have the potential to win trophies.”I have every confidence, with the people and talent we’ve got in the dressing-room, that we can produce trophies in the very near future.” last_img read more

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a month agoInter Milan eyeing Chelsea striker Giroud for January

first_imgInter Milan eyeing Chelsea striker Giroud for Januaryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud for January.Calciomercato says the Nerazzurri are already reassessing their options up top.Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic – signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer – could be the subject of a loan bid.While Inter are also weighing up a move for World Cup winner Giroud – who could be tempted to leave West London should he continue to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham.Giroud is seen as a cheap option for the 2010 Champions League winners with the 32-year-old available on a free transfer in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 days agoGiovanni van Bronckhorst lifts lid on Man City role

first_imgGiovanni van Bronckhorst lifts lid on Man City roleby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst has spoken of his role with Manchester City.Van Bronckhorst spent time at the City Football Academy after his departure leading to suggestions he could be involved in Pep Guardiola’s coaching setup.He revealed that a return to management is in the pipeline, hinting that his time at Man City may not last very long.”I am doing well,” he told Voetbal International.”I have been to Manchester a number of times and travel a lot.”I see new things, experience new things and continue to develop. For me, that is very beautiful at the moment.”Ultimately, I want to be a head coach again. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Pat Connaughton’s Dunk Puts Ashley Judd In A Funk

first_imgAshley Judd is not happy during Notre Dame vs. Kentucky.The upset special could be on in Cleveland. Notre Dame is hanging with Kentucky thus far, and even has a 46-42 lead early in the second half. The Irish’s most recent basket came on a ridiculous dunk by senior guard Pat Connaughton. It caused Wildcats superfan Ashley Judd to readjust herself in her seat.Connaughton is having a fantastic game – racking up seven points, nine rebounds and two assists thus far. It’s going to be a great finish.last_img

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Report: Duke-Michigan State, Indiana-UNC Highlight 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Matchups

first_imgacc big ten challenge logo.Twitter/@TheBuckeyeNutA pair of rematches, one from the 2015 Final Four (Duke-Michigan State) and the other from the 2016 Sweet 16 (Indiana-North Carolina) are the headlining matchups of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out all 14 pairings this evening. Michigan St at Duke headlines the 2016 ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Complete matchups via @JonRothstein … pic.twitter.com/OQNsxUQcmF— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) May 23, 2016This will be the third meeting in as many seasons for the Spartans and Blue Devils. In November 2014, they clashed in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis before squaring off again at the Final Four in the same city in April 2015. Duke owns the overall lead in the series, 10-2, with MSU last registering a victory in the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.Indiana leads the all-time series against North Carolina, 8-6, but the Tar Heels thrashed the Hoosiers 101-86 in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia in March. The last time these two teams met in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Hoosiers blasted the Heels, 83-59 in 2012. Besides these two games, Syracuse-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-Iowa, Virginia-Purdue and Louisville-Ohio State also look like intriguing matchups. No wonder this event is always entertaining year in and year out.last_img read more

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Guardiola: Bernardo Silva did everything against Liverpool

first_imgPep Guardiola was full of praise for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva following his side’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, claiming the diminutive midfielder “did everything” in the win.With the reigning Premier League champions trailing Liverpool by seven points coming into the match at the Etihad Stadium, a victory seemed all but required to keep the Reds from running away with the title.A goal from Sergio Aguero opened the scoring late in the first half, while Leroy Sane struck the winner in the second half after a Roberto Firmino goal had pulled Liverpool level. 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 victory shrinks Liverpool’s lead at the top down to four points after 21 games, with Man City also moving back into second place ahead of Tottenham.Silva picked up the assist on Aguero’s opener and was all over the field, tracking an incredible 13.7 kilometres (8.5 miles) over the course of the match.That distance is actually the most by any player in a Premier League game this season.And Guardiola spoke about Silva following the contest, praising the completeness of the midfielder’s performance and hailing how well he did against the likes of Liverpool’s star defender Virgil van Dijk.“Bernardo Silva did everything,” Guardiola told reporters. “He is the smallest one but shows us that to play football you don’t have to be taller or more physical.“He is incredible. I haven’t seen performance like that in a while. It was clean and clever. Against Van Dijk he was comfortable.”13.7 – Bernardo Silva covered 13.7 kilometres (8.5 miles) against Liverpool, the most by any player in a Premier League game this season. Endurance. pic.twitter.com/QTZewXE1mn— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 3, 2019Man City are next in action on Sunday in the FA Cup, as they host Championship side Rotherham United.A Wednesday clash in the Carabao Cup semi-finals against League One side Burton follows with the champions returning the Premier League action on January 14 against Wolves. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Carrasco drops move hint amid Arsenal rumours

first_imgYannick Carrasco claims to have “one team” interested in signing him as he prepares to leave China amid reports Arsenal will make a fresh move for a long-standing transfer target.The Belgium international has made no secret of his desire to return to European football.He has only spent a little over a year in Asia, but the 25-year-old is ready to cut short an adventure at Dalian Yifang. 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? A move to Emirates Stadium was mooted in January, with speculation regarding a switch to north London now carrying over into the summer.Carrasco has stopped short of naming Arsenal as his most likely destination in the next window, but concedes that he is closing in on an agreement that will suit all parties.The former Atletico Madrid forward told Sky Sports: “I want to go back to Europe.“One team is interested in me but I can’t say which one and in which league.“But hopefully my team in China can help me come back to Europe.”Eden Hazard Real Madrid GFXCarrasco is unlikely to be the only Belgian star on the move over the coming weeks.Several of his international colleagues are also being linked with high-profile switches.Questions are being asked of the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Toby Alderweireld, amid uncertainty regarding their respective futures at Manchester United and Tottenham.It is, however, Eden Hazard who is generating the most headlines, with the Chelsea talisman set to bring a seven-year spell in the Premier League to a close by sealing a big-money transfer to La Liga giants Real Madrid.Carrasco said of a fellow countryman: “He’s one of the best players in the world and can go anywhere and do well.“If he went there [Real Madrid], he could be an important player for them just as he has been for Chelsea and Belgium.”Goal has revealed that those at the Santiago Bernabeu are in the process of making a final push to land Hazard in a €120 million (£106m/$135m) agreement.last_img read more

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Kerr lands stunning praise from Jamaica coach

first_imgAfter becoming the first Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick, the praise for Sam Kerr has been coming from all angles with even Jamaica’s coach weighing in with some massive compliments.Despite seeing Kerr dismantle his side in the Matildas 4-1 win, Hue Menzies admitted he’d pay to watch the Australian captain in action. “It doesn’t get any better than that,” Menzies said post-match. 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 kid is just resilient, she’s a goal scorer, she plays for her badge and her country. I love her attitude, particularly in the box, you can’t teach that.”I would pay to come and watch her.”Having scored her first World Cup goal against Italy in the Matildas opening game, Kerr is now the joint-top scorer in France and will be key in Australia’s Round of 16 clash against Norway.Unsurprisingly green and gold coach Ante Milicic is fully aware just how crucial Kerr is to his side.“She’s an inspirational leader,” Milicic said.Sam Kerr Matildas“We as an Australian footballing community should be thankful that we’re witnessing one of the best players in the world, live.”If there’s one player that you’re really happy for to score the goals, it’s Sammy. So I’m delighted for her – it’s history, as an Australian player at a World Cup to do what she’s done.”I think all the accolades must go to Sam, but also the service she got throughout the game from the rest of the team.”While Kerr’s third and fourth goals against Jamaica were routine finishes from close range, her first two came via thumping headers.The 25-year-old admitting a Socceroos legend has played some part in her heading ability. “I grew up watching Timmy Cahill,” Kerr said.”I practice it a lot, but I’m also gifted. I’m not a religious person but if I was I’d say I was blessed.”last_img read more

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‘Arsenal need two new centre-backs immediately’

first_imgArsenal need to bring in two new centre-backs “immediately”, claims former Gunners star Charlie Nicholas.There are already plenty of options for Unai Emery to consider in that area of the field.As things stand, the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi are competing for starting berths at Emirates Stadium. 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? They boast plenty of experience between them, but have struggled to convince of late and fans have become frustrated by performances – particularly those of Mustafi.With that in mind, Nicholas believes there is a need for Arsenal to freshen up their squad during the current transfer window.Quizzed by Sky Sports on the recruitment priorities for Emery, the ex-striker said: “Two centre-backs. Immediately. They need a bit of pace – the guy who had pace was Laurent Koscielny but he kind of lost it about two to three seasons ago after the injuries.”After that, I’m happy to add bonuses in midfield and potentially a winger or another striker but for Arsenal, ultimately it has to be two centre-backs.”Arsenal under Emery have to be a unit. You have to get the defensive structure right. Nacho Monreal has actually done OK for Arsenal considering what his limitations truly were.”He was a left-back, he was never a centre-back but he had to play there and that always told me that the reality was that Arsenal’s big problem has been centre-backs.”Hector Bellerin is still a bit away from fitness and we need cover but I’m really disappointed that we haven’t got any youngsters coming through that are really threatening to take over.”If we can get a left-back like [Kieran] Tierney then great but two centre-backs are the absolute key.”Tierney is considered to have been identified as Arsenal’s top target for now, but they have been made aware that they are going to have to dig deep in order to land the Celtic left-back.If his services are secured, then it could be that attention is shifted to the heart of the defence as further reinforcements are sought on a limited budget in North London.The Gunners had reportedly been confident of securing a deal for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, but couldn’t make the numbers add up after failing to qualify for the Champions League.last_img read more

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‘Comparing Messi to Maradona is terrible’

first_imgFormer Real Sociedad and current Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte believes the comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are “terrible” and feels football has been “unfair” to Argentina in recent years.Messi finished another international tournament without silverware with Argentina as the Albiceleste went out in the Copa America semi-finals against Brazil this summer.That setback continued a run of near misses for Messi and Argentina, following the 2014 World Cup and 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa America. 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? The World Cup saw Argentina fall in extra-time to Germany while the two previous Copa Americas had Chile defeat them on penalties.The star man’s frustration appeared to boil over following his red card against Chile in the third-place game, with Messi calling out CONMEBOL’s officiating as biased toward Brazil in the semi-final.And Lasarte admits the difficulty surrounding an Argentina side that continuously fails to win silverware despite their talent, but lamented how the game has been cruel to Messi and his team-mates.”We all have the feeling they have elements for having much more and they don’t reach these goals,” Lasarte told Goal. “I think football has been unfair with Argentina. They reached a lot of finals and haven’t been able to be the champions.”Lionel Messi Argentina Chile Copa America 2019Lasarte has particular sympathy for Messi, who has often come under fire from critics following those international defeats.The comparison to Argentine legend Maradona in particular irks the Uruguayan.“Often Messi has been excessively blamed but he is a human,” he added. “Both in Argentina and with Barcelona, I have the feeling he is surrounded, maybe badly surrounded.“The comparison with Maradona is terrible, it must be hard to be compared to him.”It is painful to see Messi’s career going on without titles with Argentina”.Messi’s ire for officials during the Brazil semi-final included the usage of VAR, or the lack thereof, at key moments.Lasarte also took issue with VAR, understanding its importance to the game but taking umbrage with the implementation.”VAR was the main character,” Lasarte said of the system at the Copa America. “It modified many decisions and there still was controversy.“It arrived for staying but it needs a better adaptation. You can’t wait for a minute and a half for knowing a decision because it transforms the game. Justice can’t be an excuse”.last_img read more

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‘A player of Fernandes’ quality cannot be replaced’

first_imgSporting boss Marcel Keizer wants Bruno Fernandes to remain at the Portuguese side amid ongoing links to Manchester United, insisting “a player of his quality cannot be replaced”.The Portuguese star contributed a staggering 32 goals and 17 assists for Sporting across all competitions last season, helping the team win two domestic trophies.The 24-year-old has 48 goals and 37 assists to his name in 107 appearances for the club in total, with a number of top European clubs thought to be interested in his services. 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? United are top of the pile having made contact with Sporting to discuss a potential deal for Fernandes, but the two parties have yet to agree on a final fee.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he would like to bring in one or two extra recruits before the summer window closes, having already signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Keizer is reluctant to lose a prized asset but concedes Sporting are “not in a position” to keep hold of all of their best players.”If it were up to me, the market would close, it’s good enough for me,” the 50-year-old told Sport TV ahead of a pre-season clash against Liverpool.”But all the teams are waiting to see what happens with respect to new players and possible transfers. Sporting wants to keep the best but we are not in a position to keep all of our players and something will happen but I do hope they can stay.”When asked specifically how Sporting would cope if Fernandes leaves, Keizer added: “A player of his quality cannot be replaced.”Bruno Fernandes Sporting CPFernandes is contracted to Sporting until 2023, with a €100 million (£89m/$111m) release clause included in his deal.It is understood that the Portuguese outfit want to receive more than €62 million ($69m, £55m) for the playmaker, with Paris Saint Germain also keeping a close eye on his situation.Fernandes has expressed a desire to play in England, but he has also grown frustrated by the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.The Portugal international joined Sporting from Serie A club Sampdoria in 2017, ending a five-year spell in Italy during which he also played for Udinese and Novara.In addition to his exploits at club level, Fernandes has also earned 13 senior caps for his country, helping them win the UEFA Nations League back in June.last_img read more

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Brett McMurphy: There’s “Another Scenario” For Urban Meyer That Could Happen

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Stadium reporter Brett McMurphy dropped yet another bombshell report this past Friday, which alleges that former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith ordered sex toys to the school’s football facility, photographed himself having sex with a fellow staffer in his office and took lewd photographs of himself in the White House. Monday, he joined Clay Travis on Outkick The Coverage to talk about the public’s response to the report.McMurphy dropped an interesting tidbit about Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s situation. McMurphy says there’s “another scenario” in play regarding Meyer’s potential fate.The gist? Meyer could be presented the findings of the school’s investigation and choose to either resign or negotiate an exit. In that case, the findings of the report would not necessarily need to be released by the school.So if Meyer determines he doesn’t want the findings of the report to become public, he could choose to play ball with the school. Here’s what McMurphy had to say:“I think ultimately it boils down to how Ohio State wants to be perceived as a university and does president Michael Drake want to be viewed as a cheerleader or a leader?…By law, they have to provide 24 hours notice before the meeting, so if they’re going to come out with the decision, then we’ll have at least 24 hours notice. Someone else that I talked to said there’s another scenario.If the decision is to get rid of Urban Meyer and they go to Urban Meyer and notify him of that, and then he reaches a settlement, then technically they could just come out and say “here’s the release, we’ve reached a settlement with Urban Meyer, he’s no longer the coach.”Then technically, they would not even have to answer questions about the investigation. If Urban Meyer technically stepped down on his own, maybe they still would release the results of the the investigation, but technically I don’t know if they would even have to.”McMurphy joins the podcast around the 100-minute mark:Ohio State’s investigation was supposed to wrap up Sunday, and it seems like the final decision on Meyer’s fate should be coming this week.last_img read more

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A Bunch Of CFB Games Could Be Affected By Hurricane Florence

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)After already having multiple games affected by terrible weather conditions, it appears this upcoming weekend could be the worst for college football.With Hurricane Florence making its way toward the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, this Saturday’s slate of games might be in for some trouble. According to the National Weather Service, severe flooding and harsh winds should be expected.From elite programs to lower level conferences, a plethora of games will cross paths with Hurricane Florence this week.Here’s a list of some of the major games that could be affected:FBS college football games in Hurricane Florence’s path this weekBC at Wake (Thurs)Marshall at SCGa. Southern at ClemsonWest Va. at NC StateUCF at UNCECU at Va. TechOhio at VirginiaSMiss at App StNorfolk St at Liberty Campbell at Coastal— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) September 10, 2018It doesn’t matter if it’s Clemson or Liberty, all these schools will have to take precautionary measure this week. Last season, a handful of football teams had to rearrange their schedule due to severe storms.Unfortunately, college football games taking place in the Southeast will be in jeopardy this weekend.However, keeping players safe should be the priority of these schools at all times.last_img read more

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Major College Coach Being Mentioned For The Dallas Cowboys Job

first_imgA Dallas Cowboys helmet sitting on the field.ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Dallas Cowboys don’t currently have a head coaching opening, but Jerry Jones could be making a decision on Jason Garrett following the 2018 regular season.Jones said after the Cowboys’ loss to the Titans on Monday night that he will not be making a head coaching change during the season, but that doesn’t mean one isn’t coming after the year ends.“When you’ve played eight games and only won three, that’s a cause for concern,” Jones said. “We want to play better than we played tonight, so I certainly think each individual and coach and front office is going to have to do better, including me.”Jones added that he felt like Monday night’s game was a step back.“It looked like we were tired,” Jones said. “Throughout the game, actually tired. I don’t know if that’s the case at all, physically. But that’s what it looked like.“This is quite a, if you will, it’s a step back for us.”If a change does come for the Cowboys after the season, who will Dallas be looking for to replace Garrett?One major college football head coach is being mentioned as an option.Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is a popular candidate among Dallas Cowboys fans. The brilliant offensive mind is seen by many as a future head coach.ESPN Nation – We are hearing rumblings that the Cowboys are interested in Lincoln Riley. We’ll tell you exactly what that means NEXT at 5:30It’s All on DAC @stevenwdennis @TimCowlishaw— 103.3 FM ESPN (@1033fmESPN) November 1, 2018Riley has reportedly said that he doesn’t have an “itch” to leave Oklahoma for the NFL, but if Jerry Jones comes calling, that could change.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Here Are The College Football Playoff Rankings After Week 12

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)The fourth College Football Playoffs rankings are here. After 12 weeks of college football action, the College Football Playoff committee convened to determine the top 25 teams in the nation.The top-four remained the same as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan all won their respective games this past weekend.West Virginia dropped out of the top-10 after a loss to Oklahoma State in Stillwater. That opened the door for UCF to become the first Group of Five team to make it into the top-10 of the playoff after jumping over Ohio State for the No. 9 spot.Take a look at the full top 25 below.Here’s the full #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for games played through November 17.Is your team in? ? pic.twitter.com/jNfU4D9KWY— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 21, 2018This weekend features plenty of rivalry action. Ohio State and Michigan will meet in Columbus this weekend with a trip to the Big Ten title game, and potential berth into the College Football Playoff, on the line.Meanwhile, Notre Dame hopes to avoid a letdown against USC this weekend to secure its playoff bid.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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2 College Football Players “Seriously Injured” In Shooting On Saturday

first_img The shooting happened at about 1:22 a.m. Police did not release the circumstances around the shooting.Nearby officers, who were stationed near the downtown bars where the shooting occurred, immediately rendered aid to the two adult male victims before paramedics arrived, according to the news release.Two cars were also hit with bullets, Van Tassel said.Hayes is a redshirt senior defensive back who was third on the team in tackles last season and was expected to start this upcoming year. Moore is a redshirt junior defensive lineman who played in 10 games last year.An Eastern Washington spokesman released the following statement:“Our first priority is to provide support and comfort to the students, their families, and their friends,” he said. “Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.” Close view of NCAA football.(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Two college football players have reportedly been “seriously injured” in a shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning in downtown Spokane, but are expected to make a full recovery.Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore, players at Eastern Washington, have reportedly been hospitalized with injuries following the shooting.Spokesman.com reports that a spokesman for the school says the two players are expected to make a full recovery.Details on the shooting are sparse, per Spokesman.com:last_img read more

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Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runs

first_img India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 11:24 IST India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan has raced to a flying start in chase of 158 vs New Zealand (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan reached the 5000-run mark in his 118th innings in ODI cricketVirat Kohli achieved the milestone in 114 innings as many West Indies great Vivian Richards neededSourav Ganguly is the third Indian on the elite list as the former captain had reached 5000 runs in 126 inningsNew Zealand vs India, 1st ODIFull ScorecardBrief Scores: New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19).India opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a major landmark on Wednesday when he became the joint-fourth fastest batsman to reach 5,000 runs in ODI cricket. Dhawan surpassed the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Graeme Smith and matched Brian Lara to become the joint-fastest left-handed batsman to reach the milestone.Shikhar Dhawan achieved the feat during the sixth over of India’s 158-run chase against New Zealand in the first of the ongoing five-match ODI series at the McLean Park in Napier.Hashim Amla remains the fastest to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket as he needed only 101 innings. West Indies great Vivian Richards achieved the feat in 114 innings while India captain Virat Kohli needed only as many innings to get there.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST ODI LIVE SCOREDhawan needed only 118 innings to reach the 5000-run mark. Lara had also needed 118 innings to achieve the milestone. Kane Williamson is sixth on the list (119 innings), Gordon Greenidge seventh (121 innings), AB de Villiers eighth (124 innings) and Sourav Ganguly ninth (126 innings).Notably, Dhawan had become the second fastest Indian behind Kohli and sixth quickest overall to reach 4000 one day international runs during an ODI series at home against Sri Lanka in 2017. Dhawan had brought up 4000 runs in the 94th innings of his ODI career.Dhawan, who hasn’t gone past the 50-run mark in his last nine innings, will be hoping to get back to peak form in the ongoing series. The likes of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw are waiting in the wings but the experience of the Delhi left-hander will be crucial to India’s chances at the World Cup, starting May 30 in England.advertisementDhawan has been struggling for form in the recent past as the left-handed India opener managed only 55 runs in three ODIs against Australia earlier this month. He was dropped for India’s historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in NapierAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Brian LaraFollow Virat KohliFollow India cricket teamFollow ODI runs] Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runsIndia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan became the second fastest Indian, behind captain Virat Kohli, to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket on Wednesday. Brief score – New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19).advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: England top table with big win over Afghanistan

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoCricket World Cup 2019Buzztop-IndiaSportsSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Eoin Morgan’s 140 and Jonny Bairstow’s 90 helped England register a crushing 150-run win over Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Hosts climbed to the top spot of the points table with 8 points from 5 matches.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: England captain Eoin Morgan created a new world record on Tuesday as he became the first batsman in ODI history to hit 17 sixes in an innings in the ongoing match against Afghanistan during his 140-run innings.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Jofra Archer struck in his first over to remove Afghanistan opener Noor Ali Zadran on a duck. He dented Afghanistan’s chase with his fiery bowling.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption: Rashid Khan bowled the most expensive spell in World Cup as leaked 110 runs off 9 overs during England’s innings.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: Reuters PhotoCaption:  Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant innings as he scored 90 off 99 balls. Bairstow missed out on a well deserved century against Afghanistan.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: World Cup 2019England vs AfghanistanEoin MorganJoe RootSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan’s 140 and Jonny Bairstow’s 90 helped England register a crushing 150-run win over Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Hosts climbed to the top spot of the points table with 8 points from 5 matches.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d0cbdf7521bd1561116151_1551492_editCommentContent Publish date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 21:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjEyMDg2MTUiLCIxMjA4NjE1IiwiMTIwODYxNSIsIjEyMDg1NjEiLCIxMjA4NjE1IiwiMTIwODU2MSIsIjE4MDY2NjMiLCIxODA4MTI2IiwiMTgwNjY2MSJdfQ==770×433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: England top table with big win over AfghanistanApp headline: World Cup 2019: England top table with big win over Afghanistan1200x675:last_img read more

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Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition shown off in hands-on images

first_imgRedmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition shown off in hands-on imagesLast week, Xiaomi launched a special Redmi K20 Pro Marvel Hero Limited Edition smartphone in China for all the Avengers fans out there. Here are some live hands-on images that show off the phone’s unique design.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 8, 2019UPDATED: July 8, 2019 13:32 IST Picture Courtesy: WeiboHIGHLIGHTSRedmi K20 Pro Marvel Hero Limited Edition live images show off design.The special edition Redmi K20 Pro offers an Iron Man-themed rear panel.The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will launch in India on July 17.The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro were launched in China earlier this year and are set to make their way to India on July 17. The phones have already received a lot of praises for offering disruptive specs and a unique design that includes a flamed finish rear panel. Last week, Xiaomi launched a special Redmi K20 Pro Marvel Hero Limited Edition smartphone in China for all the Avengers fans out there who are still talking about Avengers: Endgame. Now, we have some real-life images of what the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers edition phone looks like.Some hands-on images of the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition popped up on Weibo, showing off the smartphones unique finishing. The 3D rear panel has a black and grey gradient design with an Iron Man suit finish. We can also see some red accents on the top camera module and the power button on the side. The images only show the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition phone from the back. There is no real-life image of the retail box, but we know that the box will offer an Avengers themes as well and will include a blue case with the Avengers logo on it along with a collectible badge. Oppo offered something similar with the F11 Pro Avengers edition as well. Meanwhile, Realme has also launched a Realme X Spider-Man: Far From Home edition to coincide with the release of the movie this month.The Redmi K20 Pro Avengers edition only sees changes on the outside, while the specs remain similar to the original model. Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with no notch, a flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, 48MP triple camera setup and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, among other things. The Avenger Edition Redmi K20 Pro is offered with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.advertisementThe Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will launch in India next week on Wednesday, July 17. The regular Redmi K20 is powered by a Snapdragon 730 chipset and is expected to launch around Rs 18,000, while the Redmi K20 Pro is expected to slot somewhere around Rs 25,000. It is unclear whether the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition will be making its way to India.ALSO READ | Redmi K20, K20 Pro Flipkart availability teased, launching in India on July 17ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 7A review: A good upgrade over Redmi 6AGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi K20Follow Redmi K20 Prolast_img read more

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