a month agoKlopp insists he’s not thinking about Liverpool winning run

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp insists he’s not thinking about Liverpool winning runby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he’s not thinking about their stunning winning run.The Reds’ have now won 15 Premier League matches in a row as they prepare to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday but he insists that is not a factor for them.He said, “We don’t think about it. The only moment when I think about it is in the press conference. Nobody mentions it, we don’t think about it and it’s just about the next game.“Thank God we lost from time to time in the Champions League and other cup competitions so we still know how it feels, because that is really important.“We want to go to Sheffield and make their life as uncomfortable as possible. Maybe we are considered a top team but we don’t want to behave like a top team. Playing, if possible, yes but fighting like a proper challenger.“I don’t see any reason why there should be any advantage for Sheffield apart from playing in their own stadium. Is it allowed that they will fight more than us? No. Is it allowed that they will run more than us? No. Is it allowed that they do more? No.“We have to be spot on. That is the plan. We tried to make sure with how we planned the week that the boys will be ready for the game. Really looking forward to it.” last_img read more

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23 days agoBVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your money

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say BVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your moneyby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHans-Joachim Watzke, the managing director of Borussia Dortmund, has taken a swipe at Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.Watzke admits the Gabon international did not leave positive memories in Dortmund.He recalled to Suddeustche Zeitung, “I think that Aubameyang is happy at Arsenal, especially when he looks at his bank account.”On Wednesdays, however, he must sit in front of his television to watch the Champions League.”Having quit BVB in January 2018, Aubameyang hasn’t tasted Champions League football with the Gunners. last_img

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18 days agoTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020

first_imgTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have confirmed Hugo Lloris will miss the rest of 2019.The French goalkeeper dislocated his elbow in a freak incident against Brighton on Saturday.In a statement, Tottenham said: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.”The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.”Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The SEC Made A Ridiculous Amount Of Money In 2014

first_imgSEC Logo in blue background.SEC Logo MoneyLife is good down south – down in the SEC, specifically. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the SEC made $455 million in 2014, a probable record for revenue among college football conferences. It’s a massive jump in revenue from 2013, when the league made $314.5 million, second that year to the Big Ten, which made $318 million. The conference can thank its new TV network, the SEC Network, for most of the big jump in revenue. That means each school gets a nice $31.07 million gift. SEC will distribute $31.07M per school in revenue, sources told @ESPN. League made record $455M past year— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015The conference made nearly twice as much as the Big 12.SEC made $455M in revenue, Big 12 “little north of $250M” past year, sources told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015College football’s strongest conference in recent seasons now has more money to play with.last_img read more

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USMNT vs Guyana: Zardes and Boyd start

first_imgThe U.S. national team get their Gold Cup campaign underway against Guyana in Minnesota on Wednesday, with their preparations cast under a cloud after defeats to Jamaica and Venezuela.While the USWNT is at the Women’s World Cup justifying their tag as tournament favorites, back home Gregg Berhalter’s side have a good deal of work to do if they are to turn their fortunes around and regain the title they won in 2017.Against Guyana, the lowest FIFA-ranked team in the tournament and a nation making its debut on the major tournament stage, they are expected to win – and win handsomely. 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 USA vs Guyana Date Tuesday, June 18 Time 3:00am BST / 10:00pm 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 BeINSports 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 / Univision Deportes / UniMas fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be available to watch via FreeSports. UK TV channel Online stream FreeSports N/A Squads & Team News Position USA squad Goalkeepers Steffen, Johnson, Miller Defenders Lima, Gonzalez, Zimmerman, Ream, Cannon, Lovitz, Miazga, Long Midfielders Bradley, Trapp, McKennie, Pulisic, Roldan, Mihailovic Forwards Arriola, Zardes, Morris, Altidore, Lewis, Boyd Tyler Adams and Duane Holmes withdrew from Gregg Berhalter’s initial squad and have been replaced by Reggie Cannon and Djordje Mihailovic respectively.USMNT starting XI: Steffen; Lima, Zimmerman, Long, Ream; McKennie, Bradley, Pulisic; Arriola, Zardes, Boyd Position Guyana squad Goalkeepers Clarke, Murray, Roberts Defenders Layne, Daniel, Dover, Marsh-Brown, Cox, Gordon, Vancooten, Briggs Midfielders Bonds, Wilson, Danns, Duke-McKenna, Creavalle, Jeffrey Forwards Marsh-Brown, Holder, Welshman, Harriott, Schultz, Ondaan Guyana boss Michael Johnson is expected to set up his team very defensively.The Golden Jaguars were hit with the withdrawal of Philadelphia Union midfielder Warren Creavalle, arguably their star player, shortly before the tournament began.Possible Guyana starting XI: Murray; Layne, Gordon, Briggs; Duke-McKenna, Cox, Danns, Bonds, Daniel; Harriott, WelshmanBetting & Match Odds The U.S. are super-hot favourites to win this match with Bet365, priced 1/50. Guyana are 50/1 outsiders and a draw is priced at 14/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Gregg Berhalter USMNT Costa Rica 02022019The USMNT has not played a competitive match since the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals nearly two years ago and recent friendly defeats against Jamaica and Venezuela have shown that Gregg Berhalter’s outfit is still one that is being molded.However, the expectation levels upon the team are high ahead of a Gold Cup that they host: this team is expected to reach the final – if not successfully defend its trophy.The Americans have been forced to wait patiently to join their own party, with the USA and Guyana the last teams to play their first matches.Mexico, its main rivals for the title, have already served notice of their intent with a stunning 7-0 win over Cuba, a side a couple of spots higher than Guyana in the FIFA Ranking.Guyana, meanwhile, is in the competition to play the role of spoilers. This is the first major tournament for a team, of which 11 play in England, eight of which are drawn from non-league football.It qualified off the back of finishing seventh in the CONCACAF Nations League, though their pre-tournament friendlies do not bode well for their chances this summer, with a 1-0 loss against fellow debutants Bermuda followed by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Haiti.With few expectations upon their performance, the best they can realistically hope for is simply to be competitive among the big boys for the first time, with forward Emery Welshman hoping to catch the eye after scoring seven times in nine previous internationals.“We’ll show no fear,” head coach Michael Johnson has promised. “We didn’t come this far to not go out on the pitch and give our best, so expect the boys to have a go at the USA.“I’ve seen statements that don’t give us a chance, written us off; we won’t score a goal, easy game for America.“But internally, I think there is an inner belief and a real resilience that that’s the case and I think that’s where the pressure comes from us in our own environment, thinking we can do a lot better than the so-called armchair pundits, press, players from America and coaching staff have said.”This will be the first meeting of the countries and it is one that the USA is expected to win comfortably.last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid vs Getafe: Joao Felix, Trippier set for debuts

first_imgA summer of rejuvenation has seen Atletico Madrid invest heavily in their playing squad, and Diego Simeone will take his side into their new era with a home fixture against Getafe.The likes of Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin, Juanfran and Rodri are gone and new stars have arrived in their place – much is expected of Joao Felix, the generational talent who has arrived from Benfica.Getafe, meanwhile, start the season close to home in Madrid for the second consecutive year. They will look to improve on last season’s 2-0 loss at the Bernabeu, but would be delighted to replicate the superb season which followed and brought a fifth-place finish. 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? Game Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Date Sunday, August 18 Time 9:00pm BST / 4:00pm 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 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 beIN Sports / beIN Sports en Espanol fubo TV (7-day free trial) The match is not available to be watched in the United Kingdom (UK). UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Atletico Madrid squad Goalkeepers Oblak, Adan Defenders Gimenez, Arias, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Vrsaljko Midfielders Koke, Partey, Saul, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo Forwards Morata, Felix, Correa, Costa, Kalinic, Saponjic Forwards Diego Costa and Angel Correa are suspended for Atletico, while Sime Vrsaljko is out with a long-term knee injury.The game could see competitive debuts for a host of new signings, including Joao Felix, Mario Hermoso, Marcos Llorente and Kieran Trippier.Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Koke, Saul, Partey, Lemar; Morata, Felix. Position Getafe squad Goalkeepers Soria, Chichizola, Yanez Defenders Suarez, Djene, Bruno, Antunes, Cabrera, Nyom, Garcia, Cucurella, Olivera, Etxeita Midfielders Maksimovic, Bergara, Portillo, Arambarri, Fajr Forwards Molina, Mata, Angel, Gallego Left-back Vitorino Antunes is a long-term absentee but Jose Bordalas otherwise has a full squad of players to select from.Getafe have been quiet in the transfer window and could start the season looking very similar to how they finished the last.Getafe starting XI:  Soria; Suarez, Bruno, Dakonam, Cabrera; Nyom, Arambarri, Fejr, Cucurella; Mata, Molina.Betting & Match Odds Atletico Madrid are 4/9 favourites to win this match. Getafe are on offer at 7/1, while the draw is available at 10/3.Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid La Liga 02042019Atletico might be going into the new season expecting to adopt a slightly more attacking approach than in the past, but this is a game which sees the best two defences from last season – with Getafe level with Valencia – going head-to-head.The introduction of Joao Felix in particular could necessitate a more forward-thinking tactical plan but, for the time being, Simeone is aware a raft of new signings could bring some initial teething problems.”He [Felix] has an open mind to learn and listen, he is learning our collective concepts,” he said. “I’m not worried about him leading the team.”I will treat him like an important football player, like the others, but what matters most to me is that we get the best out of the team.”Our objective is to keep improving day by day. We’re a team with many new players that have to adapt and engage in what Atletico Madrid is. They are doing well and are responding accordingly to what we’ve been working on, but we’re focused on the immediate goal, which is Getafe.”Jaime Mata GetafeFor Jose Bordalas, the challenge this year is to improve on the seemingly unimprovable. Fifth place last year represented Getafe’s best ever season, and they were just two points off the top four and Champions League qualification.Their success was largely built on their home form, however, with Atletico strong favourites going into this first game. Goalkeeper David Soria, who spent time in the academies at both Atletico and Real Madrid, was signed last summer and had a superb first season with the club, conceding just 34 goals in 37 league appearances.”Atletico Madrid are a very complete team at the collective level,” he said. “It doesn’t matter to us whether we play them now or later, because obviously you have to play everyone.”As for us, I see the team being eager to start. Our first priority is the league. 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ESPN Analyst Is Predicting A Major Upset Today

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Week 10 of the 2018 college football season has arrived.What upsets are coming? The past couple of weeks have featured several top teams falling. Surely, there will be some today.One ESPN college football analyst is predicting a big one this afternoon.ESPN released their picks for Week 10’s massive college football slate earlier this week and one expert is going with a big upset in one of the top games.ESPN college football analyst Sam Khan Jr. is picking No. 14 Penn State to upset No. 5 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon. He’s predicting a score of 28-24.Michigan and Penn State are set to kick off at 3:45 p.m. E.T. today.The game will be on ESPN.You can view the full picks here.last_img read more

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Ohio State 4-Star Linebacker Makes Transfer Decision

first_imgOhio State players making an O shape with their arms after a football game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)After taking ample time to make his transfer decision, it turns out that former Ohio State linebacker Keandre Jones will remain in the Big Ten conference.Jones surprisingly submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month. The surplus of depth on the Buckeyes’ defense resulted in him battling an uphill climb on the depth chart.He only appeared in six games during his junior season, finishing with only 10 total tackles and one sack.Despite losing playing time to other standout defenders on Ohio State, Jones did make an impact on special teams throughout the season.Nonetheless, the former four-star recruit wants to seek more opportunity in his final year of eligibility in college football.Jeff Ermann of 247Sports broke the news that Jones will transfer to Maryland for his senior season. This move is quite ironic for the upperclassman, especially considering that he originally committed to the Terrapins before Mike Locksley left for Alabama back in 2016.Breaking: former Ohio State LB KeAndre Jones has transferred to Maryland, a source close to Jones told https://t.co/CL4vgvPjoq. Full circle for Jones, a former four-star at Good Counsel (Md.) who was once committed to Maryland (and Mike Locksley): https://t.co/Q3L5S6wOuU #Terps pic.twitter.com/PCSGV72qBw— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) January 29, 2019While there is still no clear indication if Jones will be immediately eligible to play for the 2019 regular season, the Terrapins have to be thrilled with this latest addition to their program.As for Jones, he’ll have the chance to play against his former teammates and coaches next season.last_img read more

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Bob Stoops Calls Out Latest Report About Kyler Murray

first_imgBob Stoops shakes hands after an epic Bedlam win vs. Oklahoma State.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys November 24, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Earlier today, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley called out a report on Twitter regarding former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray. According to the report from NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, NFL teams are concerned with Murray’s dad being involved in his transfer from Texas A&M.After the report came out, Lincoln Riley feverishly denied the allegations. The coach said he rarely spoke with Kevin Murray about football-related things.Not long after Riley’s comments, former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops weighed in as well.He’s on Riley’s side.“Speculated news, with no basis. During Kyler’s recruitment & transfer..Never was there an issue from Kevin where Kyler’s career was concerned. In Fact, One of our first interactions happened by chance post game last season,” Stoops said on Twitter.Speculated news, with no basis. During Kyler’s recruitment & transfer..Never was there an issue from Kevin where Kyler’s career was concerned. In Fact, One of our first interactions happened by chance post game last season. #FactsBtw, Changing my Twitter Handle Soon. I’m Back! https://t.co/YSLExAr06u— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) February 27, 2019Clearly there are no concerns about Murray’s transfer from Texas A&M to Oklahoma when it comes to his former coaches.The former Sooners head coach also vowed to update his Twitter handle in the near future – he’s not the OU Coach Stoops any longer.After a two-year hiatus from the sideline, Stoops will be back on the football field when the XFL kicks off in 2020.Meanwhile, Murray will gear up for the NFL combine this week.last_img read more

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NFL Draft WR Has Insane Body Fat % At Scouting Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The annual NFL Scouting Combine is colloquially known as “The Underwear Olympics.” Guys want to look good in shorts in order to impress teams.Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is a physical specimen. A potential first-round pick, Metcalf is built more like a linebacker than a wideout.A photo of a shirtless Metcalf went viral recently. The dude is jacked, and his combine measurements illustrate this.When Metcalf weighed in today, not only was he a chiseled 228 pounds and a shade over 6-foot-3, he recorded a ridiculous body far percentage.Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf, of social media fame, measured in at 6-foot-3 and 3/8 and 228 pounds… with 1.6% body fat 😱🤭— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 20191.6 percent! Not only is that insane, it is probably a little too low to be safe. Metcalf probably tried to cut down even more than usual for the combine.Metcalf wins the eye test for sure, but his production in college wasn’t overwhelming. He finished his time at Ole Miss with 67 receptions, 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns in 21 games.However, the physical tools are what will likely have him off the board sooner rather than later in April. Both he and fellow Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown could be first-round selections.last_img read more

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