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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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