TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona ask Arsenal boss Emery about Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken to Barcelona chief Eric Abidal about Adrien Rabiot.Barca are chasing the PSG midfielder, who is off contract in June and Abidal has sought the opinion of Emery on the player, says AS.Emery worked with Rabiot for two years as PSG coach and had only positive things to say.Abidal is keen on signing the France international, though also has alternative midfield transfer targets under consideration.Arsenal have also been linked, though given Emery’s willingness to recommend Rabiot does suggest he isn’t a genuine target for the Gunners.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Premier League trio eyeing Espanyol striker Borja Iglesiasby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA raft of Premier League clubs are eyeing Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias.La Vanguardia says Leicester City, Wolves and Crystal Palace are all keen on the forward.Iglesias’ contract carries a €28m buyout clause.For now, Espanyol are yet to field any offers for Iglesias, though are aware of the English speculation.Espanyol’s record transfer is €20m for Gerard Moreno when he was sold to Villarreal.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: I was right to offload Lukaku and Alexisby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was right to offload Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan.Last night, Mason Greenwood underlined his huge potential with the only goal at Old Trafford as United secured a 1-0 win against Astana in Thursday’s Group L opener.Put to Solskjaer that you have to be brave to play a 17-year-old having not replaced high-profile players like Sanchez and Lukaku, the United boss said: “For me, it was the right decision.”Because I think for the club and for him, I think he’s going to be important for us this season.”He’s not played a lot so far but he’ll get his minutes and he’ll grow and develop.”
The week of National Signing Day is not a good time for a recruit to be on Twitter. This is typically when the trolls will be at their most frivolous, telling 17-and-18-year-old prospects how dumb they are for deciding to attend a certain university. A Tennessee fan, @ChooChooTrain00, spent much of Friday morning tweeting at five-star running back Damien Harris, an Alabama commit. The user criticized Harris’ decision to play for the Crimson Tide, telling him he’ll be riding the bench for the duration of his career in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Harris decided to respond to the hater, letting him know what will happen when Alabama faces his beloved Volunteers. @DHx34 thats what it will feel like workin that bama bench for 4 years. U got about 6 5 star rb and 5 5 star athletes ahead of you.— Shua Johnson (@ChooChooTrain00) February 6, 2015This is Harris’ response, which he later deleted. Alabama has defeated Tennessee eight years in a row. The Crimson Tide and the Volunteers will meet this fall on Oct. 24 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Vine/@MattNorlanderMichigan State nearly lost its game against Minnesota on one of the worst fouls you’ll see. Instead, the Spartans lucked out, and have a chance to redeem themselves in overtime. With his Golden Gophers down three and two seconds remaining in the game, Carlos Morris drilled a three-pointer and was fouled by Michigan State’s Gavin Schilling. Foul up three. But not like that. Izzo not even registering what happened. https://t.co/BaMUDf0LVr— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 27, 2015With the game now tied at 78, Morris had a chance to win the game at the free throw line, but was unable to complete the four-point play. Instead, this great Big Ten battle has gone to overtime. Minnesota leads 81-80 with 3:32 remaining in the game.
Louisville just finished its regular season with a 59-57 victory over No. 2 Virginia at the KFC Yum! Center. What made the Cards’ victory so remarkable was just how they got it done.After Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon put the Cavs up 57-56 on a three-pointer with 16 seconds to play, Louisville had a chance to win it. The Cavaliers doubled UL point guard Terry Rozier off of a pick-and-roll, leaving big man Mangok Mathiang wide-open. Since January 31st, Mathiang had made just one of 16 field goal attempts. He had not attempted a shot in 14 minutes today. Naturally, he swished the foul line jumper off Rozier’s feed like it was second nature.Virginia’s foul-court inbounds pass landed out of bounds, and Rozier finished things off with a free throw. Louisville’s win clinched the No. 4 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament, and a coveted double-bye into the quarterfinals.All thanks to the 6-foot-10 sophomore from Australia who found his way into the scoring column at the most opportune time.
Twitter/@OSUCoachMeyerOhio State fans wouldn’t be totally out of line called Evan Spencer’s double reverse touchdown pass to Michael Thomas in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama a “piece of art.” Apparently Urban Meyer (and/or whoever runs his Twitter account) agrees. Meyer tweeted out a video of the play, with a Vincent Van Gogh quote dubbed over it:“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”Embrace The Grind pic.twitter.com/8Y9zsJzKl8— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 8, 2015We have to say, that quote sums up the game of football very well. [Eleven Warriors]
COLIN cowherd alabama walmartSince Duke’s Sweet 16 loss to Oregon on Thursday night, there’s been plenty of chatter about Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s conversation with Oregon’s Dillon Brooks and his initial denial that he reprimanded Brooks for hitting a meaningless three-pointer in the final seconds to make the score 82-68. Krzyzewski apologized over the weekend for not being truthful about his exchange with Brooks but there were some who still felt disappointed with what he did. Count Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd among them. Cowherd spoke on his show today and said he felt “bummed” that Krzyzewski lied, saying he had held the coach to a higher standard. .@ColinCowherd is really bummed Coach K lied. #HerdHerehttps://t.co/YqgW96nm4p— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 28, 2016Does Cowherd have a point here?
A female North Carolina student has released a statement saying she was raped by a Tar Heels’ football player.Delaney Robinson, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says she was assaulted and raped by a Tar Heels’ football player last winter.“My life has changed forever, while the person who assaulted me continues as a student and a football player on this campus,” she wrote.Robinson says she has done everything she is supposed to do – she says she reported the rape, allowed the rape kit to be taken, gave a statement and cooperated with law enforcement and the Title IX office – but six months later, “the university has done nothing.”Here’s her full statement, via Jeremy Vernon of The Daily Tar Heel. The Daily Tar Heel The Daily Tar Heel. The Daily Tar Heel.Robinson is set to hold a news conference this afternoon with her father and her attorney. She will be addressing the alleged incident that took place on Valentine’s Day.The player in question has been named.Player in question is junior linebacker Allen Artis. Incident reportedly happened on February 14. https://t.co/8JYY0P62RZ— Jeremy Vernon (@jbo_vernon) September 13, 2016The Orange County DA reportedly told a local ABC station that the case was “investigated thoroughly.”
Host nation France will get the 2019 Women’s World Cup underway when they face South Korea at the Parc des Princes.France are favourites to reach the final on home turf, though they face tough opponents in Group A. Underdogs South Korea will be pushing for an upset in the opening match of the competition, while the two other teams in Group A – Norway and Nigeria – will face off on Saturday in Reims.Les Bleues will be eager to replicate the success of their male counterparts who won the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and are in search of their first ever World Cup victory. 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? Game France vs South Korea Date Friday, June 7 Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Fox Sports 1 and live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 / Telemundo Deportes En Vivo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One. It can be streamed from BBC iPlayer UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer Squads & Team News Position France squad Goalkeepers Bouhaddi, Durand, Peyraud-Magnin Defenders Debever, Karchaoui, Majri, Bathy, Perisset, Renard, Torrent, Tounkara Midfielders Bilbault, Bussaglia, Clemaron, Geyoro, Henry, Thiney Forwards Asseyi, Cascarino, Diani, Guavin, Laurent, Le Sommer Coach Corinne Diacre has no injury concerns and will have a fully-fit side to select from.Potential France starting XI: Bouhaddi, Torrent, Mbock, Fox, Majri, Bussaglia, Henry, Diani, Thiney, Le Sommer, Gauvin. Position South Korea squad Goalkeepers Ga-ae, Jung-mi, Bo-ram Defenders Hye-ri, Hye-ji, Young-a, Se-ra, Sel-gi, Eun-mi, Dam-yeong, Eun-hye, Seon-joo Midfielders Yu-mi, So-yun, Chae-rin, Lee Min-a, Ga-eul, So-hyun, So-dam, Young-ju, Chang Forwards Geum-min, Seol-bin, Hwa-yeon, Min-ji South Korea also do not have any major injury worries in their squad ahead of the opener.Potential South Korea starting XI: Kim Min-Jung; Kim Yeon, Lim Seon-Joo, Shin Dam-Yeong; Lee Mi-Naa, Cho So-Hyun, Lee So-Dam, Lee Young-Joo, Ji So-Yun, Moon Mi-Ra, Yeo Min Ji.Betting & Match Odds France are favourites to win this match with Bet365 , priced at 4/9. South Korea are 21/1 while a draw is available at 71/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview France will head into the fixture boasting a side with a wealth of experience, along with a sizeable amount of players who featured in Lyon’s successful Champions League-winning team that beat Barcelona 4-1 in the final. The likes of captain Amandine Henry, vice-captain Eugenie Le Sommer, Delphine Cascarino, Sarah Bouhaddi and Eve Perisset are some of the French Lyon stars looking to secure victory on a national and club level.The Lyon team is considered to be the best in world football, having scooped up their fourth consecutive Champions League title in a row, and the experience of their players in the France side will surely help them on the road to the final.Le Sommer is expected to net for France, having scored 74 international goals, and is the sole senior option in an attacking lineup that involves youthful options in Cascarino, Valerie Gauvin and Emelyne Laurent. Les Bleues are unbeaten in their last five friendly fixtures, recently securing a 2-1 win over China on May 31 that was their final game before the start of the World Cup. They are favourites to make it far in the competition despite a tough Group A.South Korea will face off against France as underdogs, having finished fifth-placed in the Asian Cup, having lost two of their last three friendly fixtures and drawing the other.Coach Yoon Deokyeo, however, has developed an attack-minded side. Star Chelsea player Ji Soyun emerged as one of the best players in the FA Women’s Super League.