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Madrid & Barca January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane sets Real Madrid demands Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:20 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Real Madrid Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Harry Kane sets Real Madrid demandsHarry Kane has conditions that must be met if Real Madrid are to have any hope of signing him, Diario Gol reports.The Spanish outlet claims Kane would prefer to work under Mauricio Pochettino rather than Zinedine Zidane, with the latter looking likely to be replaced in the summer.Signing Pochettino would go a long way to getting Kane on board, but it is said that the England striker has no desire to work alongside Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo and would ask that the Spanish capital club sell those players on before his arrival. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Messi urges Barca to sign AsensioMarco Asensio Real MadridBarcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his club’s board to consider a move for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon . The 22-year-old is considered one of Spain’s biggest hopes for the future, but his lack of game time at the Bernabeu has Messi convinced that Barca can swoop in and steal him away from their great rivals. Messi has another motive too: revenge. The Argentine is reportedly upset with Madrid’s pursuit of PSG star Neymar, who just left Barca last summer and is still close with Messi. Barca face Ruiz competitionFabian Ruiz, Real Betis vs Barcelona, 17/18Inter Milan are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, claims Calciomercato.com.Reports had suggested Barca have already agreed a deal to sign Ruiz, who has a €15 million release clause in his contract.But with Betis hoping to raise that figure to €30m, Inter are aiming to step in and pip Barcelona as well as Serie A rivals Napoli and Roma to the capture of the 21-year-old.Barca close in on ArthurArthur Melo GremioBarcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo, according to  Marca .The Blaugrana have already brought in Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina during the January transfer window, but Ernesto Valverde is keen to bring in Arthur before the end of the month.Ronaldo considers Chelsea moveCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up a move to Chelsea this summer, according to  The Sun .Ronaldo is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu after this season, with the Premier League his preferred destination.Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United, however, has ruled out a return to Old Trafford.Chelsea, though, are keen to take advantage and bring the Portugal captain to Stamford Bridge.Man City plot £150m Hazard moveEden Hazard ChelseaManchester City are ready to launch an astonishing £150 million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to the Sunday Mirror .Hazard is currently in a contract deadlock with the Blues, and if that still stands in the summer City will look to rival Real Madrid for the Belgian’s signature.Though City refused to pay big money for Alexis Sanchez before he joined Manchester United, they believe Hazard represents greater value, and Pep Guardiola is willing to sanction a move.Pochettino, when asked about the possibility of a move earlier this week, refused to rule out the idea, and Real may test Spurs’ resolve in the coming months.Real, Barca & City tracking SkriniarMilan Skriniar InterReal Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are all interested in signing Inter defender Milan Skriniar, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .Skriniar, 22, joined Inter from Sampdoria last summer and has excelled in his debut season at San Siro, leading to reported interest from three of Europe’s powerhouses.Real Madrid line up Pochettino approachMauricio Pochettino Zinedine Zidane Tottenham Real MadridReal Madrid are lining up an approach for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace Zinedine Zidane, reports the Daily Mirror .The Argentine masterminded Spurs’ 3-1 victory over Real earlier this season, as well as a gutsy 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu, and Real have been impressed by the club’s performances in Europe.Neymar happy at PSG Neymar PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 27012018Neymar claims he’s happy at Paris Saint-Germain amid mounting speculation that the Brazilian could be headed for Real Madrid this summer. “I’m happy with my team-mates and I’m happy at PSG,” he told reporters. “I have good games and numbers, and came here to make history and do my best.”Read his full quotes here. Ronaldo reveals future plansCristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid amid talk of transfer interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.Real’s struggles in 2017-18 have highlighted the need for a freshening up of the ranks, with it suggested that Ronaldo could be a victim of that process.But Ronaldo has pledged his future to the Blancos – read the full quotes right here on Goal! Messi: Barca balanced without NeymarNeymar PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 27012018Is it possible that the loss of Neymar actually helped Barcelona improve? Lionel Messi seems to think so. Barca lost Neymar in the off-season after French giants Paris Saint-Germain sensationally activated his €222million release clause in August.But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said Barca – unbeaten and 11 points clear atop the table – are better without the Brazil star.See his reasoning right here.  Neymar to Real ‘possible’ – RobinhoNeymar Paris Saint-GermainNeymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid is “a possibility”, according to fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.Amid mounting speculation suggesting that a man who was involved in a €222 million deal last summer could be about to make another big-money switch, Goal recently revealed that PSG have vowed to open the exit door if Champions League glory is secured in 2018 .Robinho is the latest to have his say on the potential transfer – read the full story right here on Goal! Real Madrid plot £500m summer raidEden Hazard ChelseaReal Madrid are planning an astonishing £500 million summer raid on the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail . The Spanish club have their eyes on two main attacking targets, each of whom would draw a world-record £200m fee: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.  In addition, the Blancos would also shell out £100m for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.last_img read more

Willian: Jose is my friend but I am at Chelsea

first_imgWillian Willian: Jose is my friend but I am at Chelsea Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Willian, Jose Mourinho Getty Images Willian Chelsea Manchester United v Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Barcelona Manchester United Barcelona UEFA Champions League The Brazilian is ready for a reunion with his old manager and is hoping for another positive performance against Manchester United Willian is looking forward to a reunion with his “friend” Jose Mourinho when Chelsea head to Manchester United on Sunday.Mourinho signed Willian for Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013 and the Brazilian attacker has repeatedly been linked with a move to Old Trafford to rejoin his old boss.AdChoices广告But, ahead of the weekend’s Premier League clash at United, Willian is only focusing on the game as the two clubs battle for Champions League qualification. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United,” said Willian.Chelsea head into the game on the back of drawing 1-1 at home to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, which saw Antonio Conte’s side produce a disciplined tactical performance.With trips to Premier League leaders Manchester City and the return in Barcelona the next away fixtures after the United game, the attacker is looking for similar displays from Chelsea.He added: “They are difficult games. It is totally different to play in the Premier League to the Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game.”We have to play in a similar way. Against Manchester United, I think we can do a great job.“Against Manchester City, it will be like the game against Barcelona – they like to have the ball. We have to stay compact and use the same plan as we used against Barcelona. We can win these games. We will go there to try to win.”After firing Chelsea in front against Barcelona, having struck the post twice in the first half, Willian pointed to the sky in celebration, and he revealed that he had his family on his mind before his team-mates rushed over. Willian Chelsea BarcelonaThe 29-year-old took compassionate leave from Chelsea last season after losing his his mother, Dona Zeze, to cancer and he appeared emotional after scoring against Barca.”To score a goal in a match like that you feel a lot of emotion, it’s normal,” he said. “I was thinking about my family, the people that stay with me all of the time and support me. Of course, it was a good moment and I was really happy at this moment, but I have to continue.”I almost had three against Barcelona and I almost had three against Hull City.”Lionel Messi equalised after an Andreas Christensen mistake later in the match but Chelsea came away feeling that they put in a near perfect performance against the Spanish league leaders.For the return leg at Camp Nou, Willian hopes Chelsea can emulate the display they produced against Atletico Madrid in the group stage, when they became  the first away team to win at the newly built Wanda Metropolitano stadium in September.He continued: “Of course, it was a great game, we played very well, we had a plan to come into this game. We were unlucky because we made a mistake and then we suffered an away goal but I think the result is still open. “We can try to go there and win the game. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game.”last_img read more

Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

first_imgPosted on November 19, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In September in Geneva, experts in human rights and maternal health gathered to discuss “good practices regarding maternal death audits, the role of national human rights institutions, and the contribution of judicial procedures.” Participants included staff from Human Rights Watch, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International and OHCHR, among others.The presentations from the roundtable and the meeting report can be found online through the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

NSWTA State Cup – Refs Wrap

first_imgAn amazing 190 referees attended the NSWTA State Cup with individuals coming from far and wide including Kalgoorlie, Queensland and even one from England.With 180 team in attendance, the referees had their work cut out for them with multiple appointments on each day.Adam Foley was judged the number one referee of the tournament with Mick Medlin and David Baggio also being appointed to the Men’s Open final.At the NSWTA Referees Dinner, Level Three and Level Four upgrades were given while refereeing identity Gary Brickell was awarded 25 year service award. This follows Gary being awarded the Rod Wise Medal as the 2008 NSWTA Volunteer of the Year.Further results can be found from the NSWTA State Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=856&pID=14last_img read more

Australia send Williams and Addison out winners

first_imgAlthough Australia had already won the series, they were determined to send out Australian stalwarts Sharyn Williams and Rachel Addison out on the right note.The two led the Women’s Open team out onto the field for their final appearance in Australian colours.Louise Winchester got Australia off to a great start with the opening touchdown and Stacey Lapham followed shortly afterwards.Conal Grant scored in the corner after lightning quick hands gave her some space down the right flank. Robyna Hokai scored shortly after finding space in the in-goal after a scoop to make it two apiece.Kristy Judd threw a long ball to the retiring Rachel Addison who managed to sneak in between two New Zealand defenders.Kelly Woods rang the ball to the line with Bo De La Cruz running a great line and Louise Winchester squeezed in for her second touchdown of the half and a 5-2 half-time.New Zealand needed to score first to remain in the game and they did so through Lillian Pompey.Stacey Lapham scored her second but New Zealand scored the next three touchdowns to Level the scores with Carla Hohepa scoring first and Janelle Cavanagh scoring two of her own. Momentum was now with the Kiwis for the first time in the series. Australia showed their class with Kelly McGennity scoring to regain the lead. Robyna Hokai was splits seconds from tying it up again but Australia rallied in defence.Bo De La Cruz scored a runaway touchdown to finish on a high in what completed a convincing series win for the Aussies. They also sent out Williams and Addison in deserving fashion.It was a class performance for the Aussies who showed great professionalism throughout. Kelly Woods was outstanding throughout the series but had a support cast of many with De La Cruz, Louise Winchester and Kristy Judd continue the high standard they set themselves.last_img read more

Australia Wins Women’s Open Division

first_imgAustralia has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Women’s Open division, with an 8-4 win sealing the series on day two of the Open’s fixtures at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Women’s OpenAustralia continued its dominance of Women’s Touch with a convincing 8-4 win over New Zealand in Game 2 of the Trans Tasman Test Series. The result gives Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead with the home team playing for pride tomorrow.As with yesterday’s match there was little separating the teams in the opening exchanges; each scored a touchdown early on and then neither side’s defence was able to be cracked. The Touch Blacks Kristina Sue was dangerous with the ball in hand while Australia Kirsty Quince was creating well for Australia.The decisive moments of the half both came from Mel Peters who crossed for back-to-back touchdowns in the closing stages of the half. Her anticipation and timing was excellent and Australia went into the break with their tales up.New Zealand responded strongly in the opening stages of the second half and reaped rewards when Sue sliced through and found Tyla Nathan-Wong who made no mistake in scoring. At 3-2 in Australia’s favour it was anyone’s game.‘Anyone’ in this case was Mel Peters who scored her third Touchdown and gave the Aussies a buffer. New Zealand though are up to the task and peppered away at the line; Hollie Gray scored out wide to reduce the margin and keep in the kiwis in touch.As she did in Mudgee a year ago, when it matter most their captain Louise Winchester was there when it mattered most. She scored a touchdown and had a hand in another as Australia managed to pull away as the half ended.New Zealand never gave up but Australia has their number this time and ran out 8-4 winners.  Mixed OpenThe New Zealand Mixed Open team won its first title against Australia since the 2007 World Cup, claiming the second game of the 2013 series and subsequently the division. After a two touchdown win in game one, New Zealand went on an attacking array in game two, winning by six touchdowns, 12-6. Australia was the first team to score, when Cameron Nicholls scored in the first minute after being set up by Trent Touma. Touchdowns to Tiwi Davies and Hamish Buick saw New Zealand gave New Zealand the lead before Elin Mortimer levelled up the game at 2-all for Australia. The rest of the half was dominated by New Zealand, with three touchdowns scored, including a touchdown set up with some brilliant footwork from Phoenix Hunapo, to take a 5-2 lead into the half-time break. New Zealand picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring the first touchdown of the half in the opening set, before Australia’s Kristy Brennan hit back only for Hunapo to score and take a 7-3 lead for New Zealand. Australia’s Mortimer was sent for a period of time shortly after, and New Zealand were quick to make the most of the opportunity, with Jordan Rogers Rhind scoring to take a 9-3 lead. At one stage n the match New Zealand held an eight touchdown advantage before Australia started closing the gap.  Australia outscored New Zealand in the closing stages of the match, scoring three touchdowns to New Zealand’s two, but it was too little too late for the Aussies, with New Zealand ecstatic to win the game and subsequently the Mixed Open title. Men’s OpenThe New Zealand Men’s Open team created history on day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, winning their first ever Men’s Open series with their 5-4 win in game two. New Zealand was on the scoreboard early, when Henry Dunn dived over to score to give his side a 1-0 lead. Australia hit back just prior to the midway mark of the half when a fantastic Dylan Hennessey long ball found Matt Prowse on the wing to level the game up at 1-all. Hennessey was in the thick of the action shortly after when he set up Robert Nakhla to take the lead for the first time in the game. It was shortly lived however, with Dunn scoring his second for the half. Captain Mita Graham put his side in the lead again after he was set up by Ed Burrell, to take a one touchdown advantage with six minutes remaining in the half. Hennessey and Prowse combined with three minutes left in the half to level the score up at 3-all and when Nicholas Good scored in the final minute, Australia took a 4-3 lead into the half-time break. A scare went through the New Zealand camp when Dean Williams fell to the ground with a knee injury early in the second half and didn’t return to the field for the rest of the match. The Kiwis refused to give up despite the odds against them and were the first team to score, with seven minutes remaining in the half, when Whitiaua Black scored to level the game up at 4-all. Both teams tried their best in the final minutes of the match to get one up on the other team but it was New Zealand who were able to do so, with Graham scoring his second of the match with three minutes remaining. New Zealand’s defence held strong in the final minutes, stopping everything that Australia tried. The celebrations after the full-time siren showed how much this maiden win meant to the side, while Australia no doubt will be looking to start to make amends in game three.Related LinksWomen’s Win TT Titlelast_img read more

10 months agoWATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg says Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey should’ve been sent off for his lunge at Paul Pogba during Manchester United’s win last night.He wrote for theDaily Mail, “It was a very poor challenge from Jonjo Shelvey which could have caused severe injury to Paul Pogba.”Shelvey catches Pogba on the back of the knee with his studs showing with very little chance of playing the ball and clearly endangered the safety of his opponent.”Andre Marriner, who failed to recognise the severity of the challenge, has had a busy Christmas period.”Fatigue of all the travelling and matches may have contributed in his failure to spot that this is a red card challenge.”Pogba knows how bad the challenge was and goes in to gain some retribution later in the match on Shelvey, which failed to even get a yellow card.”Pogba vs Jonjo Shelvey has been . Shelvey started it before Pogba absolutely clattered him pic.twitter.com/t8SWFJocrd— R. (@alrhemist) January 2, 2019 last_img read more

22 days agoBellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liege

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin says Arsenal are “hungry” to improve after a resounding 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday.18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli scored twice and set-up another as Unai Emery’s side stamped their dominance making it two wins from two in the Europa League.”The team had a great performance. It’s a very important win for us,” said Bellerin.”We played 100% and wanted to get more goals. “We wanted to press, the team is hungry, the team wants to win and wants to improve and I am very pleased for the boys.” last_img read more

6 days agoBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sancho

first_imgBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sanchoby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has dropped Jadon Sancho.Favre has axed Sancho after the England starlet returned late from international duty, according to German reports.The 19-year-old former Manchester City winger started for the Three Lions in their shock 2-1 loss to Czech Republic but was then dropped to the bench for the 6-0 win at Bulgaria.But the forward failed to report back to Germany in time and as a result has been punished, Kicker report.Favre has axed Sancho from the squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach this afternoon. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive story.@boogiecousins Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

New CBB Polls: Kentucky Is Nation’s Lone Undefeated Team, Gonzaga Receives First Place Vote

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders holding up signs that say We Are UK.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 28: Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The 'Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)The ‘Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)With Virginia’s loss to Duke, Kentucky is now the only undefeated team remaining in college basketball. However, the Wildcats aren’t quite the unanimous top team. One voter in the USA Today Coaches Poll selected the 22-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 1 team. Kentucky received the other 31 votes in that poll, and all 65 first place votes in the AP Poll. After Kentucky and Gonzaga, Virginia hangs in at No. 3 despite its loss to Duke, which remains at No. 4, with Wisconsin at No. 5.Here are both the AP and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.RankAP PollCoaches Poll1.KentuckyKentucky2.GonzagaGonzaga3.VirginiaVirginia4.DukeWisconsin5.WisconsinDuke6.ArizonaArizona7.VillanovaVillanova8.KansasLouisville9.LouisvilleKansas10.Notre DameNotre Dame11.Iowa StateUtah12.North CarolinaWest Virginia13.UtahNorth Carolina14.Northern IowaIowa State15.West VirginiaNorthern Iowa16.Wichita StateMaryland17.MarylandWichita State18.VCUVCU19.BaylorBaylor20.Ohio StateOhio State21.OklahomaOklahoma22.ButlerButler23.SMUSMU24.GeorgetownGeorgetown25.TexasIndianalast_img read more

USC Quarterback Cody Kessler Made The College Football Playoff Trophy His #WCW

first_imgUSC's Cody Kessler posts a picture of the College Football Playoff trophy for Woman Crush Wednesday.USC College Football Playoff Cody KesslerThe USC Trojans, led by star quarterback Cody Kessler, are a trendy pick to compete for the College Football Playoff this winter. It looks like Kessler has no problem getting behind that notion.Wednesday, Kessler took to Twitter to post a photo of the College Football Playoff trophy, which he claims is his “woman crush.” It’s an interesting pick for #WCW, but it works.#WomanCrushWednesday pic.twitter.com/oof7Yn8H8X— Cody Kessler✝ (@CodyKessler6) August 5, 2015We’ll find out in a few short months whether he winds up landing the hardware.last_img read more

‘Liverpool have more weapons than Spurs’

first_imgLiverpool have “more weapons than Tottenham”, says Stan Collymore, with the former Reds striker expecting Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to lead a Champions League charge.Jurgen Klopp’s side are preparing to face domestic rivals in a European showpiece on Saturday.Both teams are seeking to bring long waits for major silverware to a close and claim tangible reward at the end of positive campaigns. 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? Liverpool are considered by many to be favourites, despite Spurs having Harry Kane back at their disposal and delivering some stunning continental displays of their own.Collymore is among those who believe the Reds will have too much firepower, although he concedes that a break from the end of the Premier League season could help to level the playing field.“The fact Liverpool have more weapons than Tottenham makes my old club favourites to win the Champions League final on Saturday,” Collymore told The Mirror.“The front three of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, plus the form of Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson, will give them the edge, however slight.“The fact Liverpool beat Barcelona in such extraordinary circumstances in their semi-final as well will mean the feeling in their dressing room is quite simple.“They will believe they shattered a stronger glass ceiling that night than anything they’d have to break if they were to beat Spurs, and that will give them huge belief.Pochettino Klopp Champions League 2018-19“That’s not disrespecting Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but to have overturned a 3-0 deficit against a team containing, for many, the greatest player of all time will make them think they can come back from any possible scenario.“The only minor niggle in my mind is the three-week break, because the outcome will also depend on which team has managed best to stay on the bridle.“If we were just a week after Liverpool beat Barca and Spurs beat Ajax I’d have said, ‘No-brainer, it’s a Liverpool victory’.“But I’ve been involved in enough finals and seen enough to know you want momentum and that a little break can just blunt your tools a bit.“If the break has had any sort of impact then it will narrow the gap because Liverpool are more of a gung-ho, express themselves team and Spurs more pragmatic.“But, even so, I still fancy Jurgen Klopp and his lads will do it.”Liverpool and Spurs are both already assured of a place in next season’s Champions League, with the Reds having finished as runners-up in the Premier League while Pochettino’s side secured a fourth-place standing. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Lane Kiffin Jokingly Offered A Scholarship To A 6-Month Old

first_img His latest scholarship offer also involved a baby, though it is probably not one that is going to result in a commitment. At least, not anytime soon.Earlier in the week, a Charleston, SC resident tweeted a picture of his six-month old to Kiffin. He says that his son is already 22 pounds, and that he was the second-biggest baby in the hospital’s history.Naturally, Lane Kiffin took the opportunity to jokingly “offer” the baby a scholarship.Via Twitter:Offer @espn https://t.co/aovSwh5dVL— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) February 6, 2019As you probably realize, offers to the class of 2036 are not committable, and realistically, Kiffin is probably not going to be leading the Owls in 18 years.Still, he knows how to have fun and promote his program on social media, and that’s one of the reasons that FAU took a shot on Kiffin a few years ago. Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen.BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Lane Kiffin has been turning over every stone as he attempts to build FAU into a Group of Five power.This week’s National Signing Day brought the sons of NFL legends Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp into the fold in Boca Raton.Last month, he made headlines for visiting one of his recruits at the maternity ward, just after he watched his baby being born.That was a totally classy move by Kiffin, and a savvy one.last_img read more

ESPN Computer Predicts Nebraska’s 9 Remaining Games

first_img Here are the full ESPN computer odds for Nebraska’s remaining games:September 21 – at Illinois: 74.1%September 28 – vs Ohio State: 16.0%October 5 – vs Northwestern: 74.1%October 12 – at Minnesota: 46.6%October 26 – vs Indiana: 76.4%November 2 – at Purdue: 65.7%November 16 – vs Wisconsin: 27.7%November 23 – at Maryland: 31.0%November 29 (Friday) – vs Iowa: 43.2%If those results follow the odds, Nebraska will finish with a 6-6 record, only two games better than last year. They will be bowl eligible again, but still a far cry from where they were projected to finish.The odds are certainly subject to change over time though. Injuries and a little bit of luck can swing an entire season.But it certainly appears that the computers are wavering on Nebraska as a Big Ten title contender. A bag of footballs with the logo of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: A bag of footballs for the Nebraska Cornhuskers before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)We’re three games into the season but Nebraska already looks like a much better team than last year. They’re 2-1 to start the season, but not quite the Big Ten West favorite some were expecting.ESPN’s computer has released updated predictions on Nebraska’s remaining nine games. Unfortunately for the Huskers, the predictions don’t paint a particularly rosy outlook on the season.Of the remaining nine games this season, Nebraska has been given the best odds in only four of them: at Illinois, vs Northwestern, vs Indiana, and at Purdue.They have been given the lower odds against Ohio State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Iowa. Three of those five games are at home.last_img read more

Australian Open: Unseeded Sam Stosur, Zhang Shuai lift women’s doubles title

first_imgAustralian Open: Unseeded Sam Stosur, Zhang Shuai lift women’s doubles titleSam Stosur and Zhang Shuai, who were unseeded beat the defending champions and second seed Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in the final.advertisement Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 13:49 IST Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai won their first Grand Slam doubles title together (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSam Stosur, Zhang Shuai beat second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4Stosur claimed her third Grand Slam doubles title, while Zhang celebrated her firstThe victory on Friday was the 10th in a row for Australia’s Stosur and China’s ZhangUnseeded pair Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai defeated second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 to claim the women’s doubles title at the Australian Open on Friday.Australian Stosur, who has a history of suffering attacks of nerves in front of home fans, struggled to serve out the match at Rod Laver Arena and double-faulted on match point.But she and China’s Zhang held on and claimed the win when Hungary’s Babos struck long in a baseline duel with Stosur.Stosur claimed her third Grand Slam doubles title after winning the 2005 U.S. Open and 2006 French Open, while Zhang celebrated her first.”We have a great friendship and I think that really shows when we play.”@bambamsam30 credits partner @zhangshuai121 for their #AusOpen title. pic.twitter.com/Wl57GNIGJI#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019.@zhangshuai121 considered retirement in 2015. @bambamsam30 urged her to keep playing.Four years later, they are Grand Slam champions together #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/IP1vtMCgdo#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019Also Read | Outdoor matches suspended at Australian Open due to heat wave and blackoutsAlso Read | Naomi Osaka sets up final vs Petra Kvitova after beating Karolina PliskovaAlso Read | Rafael Nadal outclasses Stefanos Tsitsipas to storm into finalFor 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 Australian OpenFollow Sam StosurFollow Zhang ShuaiFollow women’s doubles titleFollow unseeded pairlast_img read more

Rishabh Pant as opener with Rohit in World Cup? Gavaskar backs Shane Warne’s idea

first_imgRishabh Pant as opener with Rohit in World Cup? Gavaskar backs Shane Warne’s ideaFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar has backed Shane Warne’s idea of India opening with Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma during the ICC World Cup in England and Wales this year.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 22:41 IST Rishabh Pant is likely to make the cut for India for the upcoming ICC World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne had floated the idea of India opening with Pant and Rohit in World CupPant has batted just once at No.5 and once at No.6 in the 3 ODIs he has played so farThe 21-year-old is on the selectors’ radar for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales later this yearHard-hitting southpaw Rishabh Pant has found another backer in cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar for him to be considered for the ICC World Cup squad of 15.Gavaskar has seconded Shane Warne’s radical idea of opening the innings with Pant and Rohit Sharma.”Yes, why not. If you open with Rishab Pant, it opens up a third option for you as well. If he does well at the top, he is someone who can also be played in the middle order,” Gavaskar told India Today.Australian spin genius Shane Warne had first suggested in an interview to India Today that India should consider opening with Pant and Rohit Sharma as a shock move for the opposition.”I can’t see why Rishabh Pant can’t play as a batsman. He is outstanding. Maybe even open the batting with Rohit Sharma. I know Shikhar Dhawan does a great job but Rishabh Pant opening the batting with Rohit Sharma could be pretty cool too for India. Go with some of these X-factor type things and tactical battles where you surprise the opposition.”It could be worth throwing Rishabh Pant at the top of the order for a couple of games and see how he goes. Maybe against Australia now (upcoming series) and experiment and see how he goes for the World Cup. Dhawan may have a role to play somewhere else. But I am really looking forward to seeing what India have because they have a lot of players who can do a lot of roles,” Warne told India Today.advertisementRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are currently one of the most successful opening pairs in world cricket. But Dhawan has had his share of off days and Warne and Gavaskar want India to be open to the idea of starting with Pant’s explosive batting.”Pant is a left hander as well. It’s important to have a left-right combination going because it does make the bowlers task that much more difficult. That’s why Rohit-Dhawan have been so successful. So have Sachin-Ganguly and Sehwag-Ganguly in the past. So if Pant succeeds as an opener, that’s great for your side,” Gavaskar opined.When Indian selectors sit to pick the team for upcoming ODI series against Australia on Friday, Pant’s inclusion and batting position could be hotly debated.Also Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takeAlso Read | Rishabh Pant will be India’s match-winner at 2019 ICC World Cup: Ashish NehraAlso Read | Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow Team IndiaFollow ICC World CupFollow Shane Warnelast_img read more

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace ease into FA Cup quarter-finals

first_img Reuters LondonFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 00:08 IST Ivan Cavaleiro scored in the first half to hand Wolves the win (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWolverhampton Wanderers defeated Bristol City 1-0Crystal Palace beat third-tier Doncaster Rovers 2-0Swansea City overcame Brentford 3-1 in their matchWolverhampton Wanderers’ impressive season continued as they moved into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with Ivan Cavaleiro’s first-half goal sealing a 1-0 victory at Championship (second-tier) club Bristol City on Sunday.Portuguese Cavaleiro slotted home clinically in the 28th minute after great work by Matt Doherty and it was enough for Wolves to reach the last eight for the first time since 2003.After a mass exodus of Premier League clubs in the previous two rounds, Wolves continued a good weekend for the big boys which saw Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford and Crystal Palace all send lower-league opposition packing.Palace were far too good on Sunday for third-tier Doncaster Rovers, with first-half goals by Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer securing a 2-0 win to send Roy Hodgson’s side into the last eight for only the second time in 24 years.Schlupp ran through to fire home in the eighth minute and Meyer’s effort on the stroke of halftime deflated the hosts who had hoped for a first-ever run to the last eight.In the day’s other fifth-round tie, Swansea City recovered from a halftime deficit at home to fellow Championship outfit Brentford to win 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium.Bersant Celina’s free kick rebounded off the post and in off keeper Luke Daniel to level it up before a wonderful solo goal by Daniel James put the Welsh club ahead.With Brentford down to 10 men after a red card for Ezri Konsa, Celina made it 3-1 and George Byers added a late fourth goal to seal a second successive quarter-final appearance for the Swans.advertisement DARK HORSESComfortably placed in the Premier League and with Liverpool’s scalp in the FA Cup already, Wolves have emerged as dark horses to go all the way this season.In the first half at Bristol City they certainly had the look of a side who fancy their chances.Doherty was a constant menace for the Bristol defence and he was unlucky not to score when his shot hit the woodwork after a flowing move down the right.It was his trickery that opened up the home defence again before his cut back picked out Cavaleiro to fire home.The second half was a different story as City, sixth in the second tier, improved dramatically and forced Wolves keeper John Ruddy into several sharp saves.Substitute Matty Taylor was twice denied and in stoppage time, with City throwing the kitchen sink at Wolves, Ruddy reacted well to stop opposite number Frank Fielding equalising after he had gone up for a corner.”I’m very happy, it was very tough, but I’m happy for fans and it was a moment of joy,” said Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who has guided his team to seventh on their top-flight return. “In the first half they gave us space but then they changed it and they are a tough team.”Only seven of the 16 teams to reach the fifth round were from the Premier League but with Chelsea hosting Manchester United on Monday in a repeat of last season’s final, six of the teams in the last eight will be from the top flight.Also Read | ISL: Delhi pip Bengaluru 3-2 with help of Daniel Lalhlimpuia braceAlso Read | Club statement: Minerva Punjab has not forfeited I-League match against Real KashmirFor 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 Wolverhampton WanderersFollow Crystal PalaceFollow FA CupFollow Bristol City Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace ease into FA Cup quarter-finalsWolverhampton Wanderers defeated Bristol City 1-0, while Crystal Palace easily beat third-tier Doncaster Rover 2-0 in their respective FA Cup matchesadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri Lanka

first_img No data available! World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri LankaIndia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma hit a historic 5th hundred in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, KL Rahul scored his maiden World Cup hundred and India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at Leeds on Saturday. commentary scorecard Next advertisement view more view less Rajarshi Gupta LeedsJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 09:32 IST India defeated Sri Lanka in their last World Cup group-league match on Saturday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma (103) and KL Rahul (111) starred with the bat for India vs Sri LankaJasprit Bumrah (3 for 37) was the pick of the bowlers for India on SaturdayIndia defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in their last group match of the 2019 World CupRohit Sharma became the 1st man to hit 5 hundreds in a single World Cup while KL Rahul hit his maiden World Cup century as India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in their final league match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Leeds on Saturday.Chasing 265, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul dominated Sri Lanka’s bowling attack to add 189 for the first wicket off 30.1 overs. The day, once again belonged to Rohit Sharma, who scored his 3rd successive hundred in this World Cup, his 6th in World Cups and his 27th in an illustrious ODI career.Rohit Sharma also became the 4th batsman and the 2nd Indian to score 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Besides, he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs at the end of the league stage of any World Cup.Rohit Sharma now has 647 runs from 8 innings (one of India’s games was washed out) and is within touching distance of Sachin Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in the 2003 edition.Rohit’s fine form helped India ace what many thought could be a tricky chase against a Sri Lankan bowling line-up which stunned England last month. But Rohit Sharma, who had scored 102 against England and 104 against Bangladesh before this game, was up for the task.Sri Lanka bowled poorly and without imagination and Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were in no mood to show any mercy. Rohit hit his 10th hundred in the last 365 days and bullied the Sri Lankans with his wide range of shots.Meanwhile, KL Rahul was unstoppable. Criticised for his poor shot selection, KL Rahul improved his game against Bangladesh when he scored 77. Against Sri Lanka, he was far more disciplined and played more freely when he got his eyes in to score his 2nd hundred in one-day internationals.advertisementBy the time Rohit Sharma departed for 103, it was only a matter of time before India notched up their 7th win of the tournament. They finished the group stage with 7 wins, 1 defeat and 1 game which was washed out. India have 15 points from 9 matches.Earlier, after winning the toss Sri Lanka opted to bat. Jasprit Bumrah did the early damage with 2 quick wickets. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera were sent back inside the first 8 overs while Kusal Medis fell to Ravindra Jadeja in his 1st over.And when Hardik Pandya removed the dangerous Avishka Fernando in the 12th over, Sri Lanka were reeling at 55 for 4.However, Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne added 124 for the 5th wicket to haul Sri Lanka to a healthy total. While Lahiru Thirimanne fell for 53, Angelo Mathews went on to score his 3rd ODI hundred – all his 3 hundreds have come against India.Sri Lanka finished with only 3 wins from 9 games and will go back home disappointed. India will move on to the semi-finals which will be played on July 9 and July 11.Also Read | Virat Kohli 3rd India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runsAlso Read | Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single World CupAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs Sri LankaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow KL Rahul graphslast_img read more

Cricket World Cup final clashes with Wimbledon final: Why this defies common sense

first_img Next Rajarshi Gupta New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:02 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final will clash with clash dates with Wimbledon 2019 men’s singles final on July 14. (AP photo)HIGHLIGHTSOn July 14, the World Cup 2019 final will clash with the Wimbledon men’s singles finalThat’s not all – the British Grand Prix will also be held the same dayThe organisers of all 3 events have planned better for the sake of the fansJuly 15, 2018: FIFA World Cup final and the Wimbledon men’s singles final.July 14, 2019: Cricket World Cup final featuring England and New Zealand. Wimbledon men’s singles final AND the British Grand Prix. All in London.Take your pick.Exactly a year ago, sports fans across the world were torn between two big events. What to wath? The FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatioa or the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson.In fact, Andy Murray, during a press conference on June 30, 2018 said he could not believe he had to miss the France vs Argentina match. A year later, fans had to face the same dilemma. Would you rather watch the England vs New Zealand cricket World Cup final or a potential final between Novak Djokovic and Rogerer Federer of Rafael Nadal.Moreover, the British Grand Prix would be on the same day.It defies common sense really to have the Cricket World Cup semi-final and the Wimbledon final on the same day. Thank goodness there was no World Cup on during the Federer-Nadal semi-final or the women’s singles final.But sports federations across the world need to take a call somewhere down the line. Yes all these bodies are independent of each other and Wimbledon, an annual year, has its own traditions.Of course, bilateral cricket series clash with other major tennis every year.But the FIFA World Cup and the Cricket World Cup happen once every 4 years.And it was appalling to see the kind of planning in England. Why could the ICC or Wimbledon organisers not take a call and ensure that the events did not clash?advertisementFormula One legend Lewis Hamilton, for instance, was baffled the Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon clashed with the British GP.”I don’t understand why the organisers put the race on the same day as all these other big events,” Hamilton said on Thursday at Silverstone in the pre-race press conference.”I hope in future they (don’t). This is such a special weekend it needs the focus of the whole country. People will be switching between channels on Sunday not knowing what to watch,” said Hamilton.Sunday, July 14 will be a historic day for English cricket. The team will play its first Cricket World Cup final in 27 years. New Zealand have qualified for the second successive World Cup final and the world will see a new cricket champion.But fans would be forced to change channels or watch on multiple devices as some of the most iconic moments on sports play out.The Wimbledon faithfuls will still go to watch the tennis and the Barmy Army would get behind England at Lord’s but think of sports fans across the world. Why should they have to choose?In the times to come, hopefully, the ICC, FIFA and other sports federations think before planning these events.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019 semi-finals: It is joy to play against Rafael Nadal, says Roger FedererAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan keeping feet on the ground despite England’s dominant win over AustraliaAlso ReadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Wimbledon 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow England vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup final clashes with Wimbledon final: Why this defies common senseWhile England take on New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final on July 14 at Lord’s, London will host 2 other major sporting events: the Wimbledon men’s final and the British Grand Prix.advertisementlast_img read more