Man City midfielder Phil Foden: Why I only want to stayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Phil Foden insists he’s happy where he is.Foden played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s comfortable 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Preston.It was only his third appearance of the season – the other two being late substitute entrances in the Community Shield and last month’s opening Premier League win at West Ham – but the 19-year-old insists he is not getting impatient.Asked if he was frustrated, he said: “No, I played here so that is the main thing. I am just looking forward, I am just trying to take my minutes any time they come and do my best. Any time I get game time is important. I just try and enjoy it.”It is my boyhood club and a dream to play for this club, so any time I put the shirt on I just enjoy it to the max.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Spurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s bestby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s first thirty minutes against Bayern Munich were their best of the season.The scores were tied at 1-1 before Robert Lewandowski scored on the stroke of half-time.Bayern then piled on five more to make it 7-2, with Harry Kane chipping in with a penalty for the hosts. And Pochettino was left baffled by his team’s second half-display when speaking after the match.He said: “To be honest after the first 30 minutes it was my best moment managing the team this season. “That is so difficult to accept that the second half changed things. But when you have the talented players Bayern have, they were clinical and we need to give credit to them. “We need to move on. We’ve lost three points and we need to move on and face Brighton and then at this stadium again in the Champions League next.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match banby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been charged by the FA regarding his social media post to teammate Benjamin Mendy.Silva tweeted a picture of a black cartoon character alongside Mendy as a youngster.He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.An FA statement read: “Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on 22 September 2019.”It is alleged that the Manchester City player’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”It is further alleged that the activity constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”The midfielder has until 9 October 2019 to provide a response.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Fabio Paratici insists they’re counting on Adrien Rabiot.The summer arrival from PSG is already being linked with a January move away.Paratici said: “For us he’s very important, we’re happy about him like he is about us. I have no doubts that he will stay, both at the end of this season and next.“Even Nedved, when he arrived in Turin, had problems adapting to the team for months and he always reminds me.“I’m confident Matthijs will give us great satisfaction. Rabiot needs time, it’s not easy get back playing after a long time out.”
TUCSON, AZ – DECEMBER 13: The Arizona Wildcats tip off against The Missouri Tigers to begin the college basketball game at McKale Center on December 13, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.(Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)Arizona scored a huge victory over No. 13 Utah on the road last night, and the Wildcats are making a serious case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month. To celebration the big win, two Wildcats decided to say a few words in the locker room. But it wasn’t your normal “rah rah” type of motivational speech. Nope, it was an ode to former professional wrestler Ric Flair. Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way:Here’s a video of Flair’s shtick. We’re not sure why the Arizona players identify with it, but it’s definitely amusing.
Vernon Adams HitOregon is playing Eastern Washington in its season opener tonight. EWU, of course, is the former program of Oregon’s new starting quarterback, graduate transfer Vernon Adams. Eastern Washington linebacker John Kreifels was just ejected from the game for targeting Adams with a cheap shot hit. We can’t definitively say it was intentional, but it was definitely pretty vicious. Oregon QB Vernon Adams takes a late hit and came up wobbly. Went to locker room. Player who hit him was ejected. pic.twitter.com/h2qPFxDcTr— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 6, 2015EWU’s John Kreifels ejected for a hit on Vernon Adams in a slide. VA’s getting checked out by trainers as the boos rain down on Kreifels.— John Blanchette (@JPBlanchette) September 6, 2015Clearly Kreifels isn’t a popular player right now among Oregon fans. Hopefully Adams is okay.
Danny Clark/Twitter.Ohio State has lost a quarterback commit.Danny Clark, a three-star quarterback out of Ohio in the 2017 class, has de-committed from Ohio State, he announced on Twitter. The Massillon, Ohio native was the first player in the 2017 class to commit to the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound prospect is ranked the No. 18 pro-style QB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Clark says because he’s a pro-style quarterback, his playing style would be a better fit elsewhere.“I will not be answering any questions on this topic. Ever,” he writes.Out of respect for coaches on OSU staff, I will not be answering any questions on this topic. Ever… pic.twitter.com/KCUR4ZzcaA— 10 Weeks (@DClarkQB) September 27, 2016Though Clark has been committed to Ohio State for a while, this isn’t that much of a surprise.The Buckeyes are loaded at the quarterback position and took a commitment from Tate Martell, the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class, in June.Ohio State’s 2017 class is ranked the No. 1 class in the country by 247Sports. The Buckeyes have 17 commitments.
Paulo Dybala will not take a routine medical at Juventus on Friday and has not returned to their Continassa training headquarters as talk of a move away from Turin gathers pace.And the player that Juventus want to swap Dybala for, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, has agreed terms with the Bianconeri in a deal that will be worth €9 million (£8m/$10m) a year, sources tell Goal.Another part of the puzzle for the sensational swap deal is Dybala’s wages in Manchester, with the Argentina international desiring a significant pay increase from his current €7.5m-per-year deal in Italy. 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? Dybala returned early from his holiday after the Copa America and arrived in Turin on Thursday. He was expected to hold crunch talks with Juve boss Maurizio Sarri but that ultimately didn’t happen.Instead, the Argentine has extended his vacation until August 5, three days before the English transfer window closes.Sources have also told Goal that Mario Mandzukic was offered to United during sporting director Fabio Paratici’s visit to London for talks over the Dybala and Lukaku deal, with Juve keen to get the Croatian off their wage bill.It remains unlikely at this stage that United would be interested in bringing the 33-year-old to Old Trafford, however, despite the Serie A champions’ willingness to offload him to the Red Devils.Both Dybala and Lukaku, meanwhile, were somewhat frozen out at their clubs last season.The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Serie A giants meant Dybala had to play more of a rotational role, scoring just 10 goals in all competitions, with only five coming in the league as his club won their eighth straight Scudetto.Lukaku was also out of favour at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout.The Norwegian preferred to play Marcus Rashford at centre-forward and the Belgium international’s confidence appeared to be affected when he did play.Lukaku has previously claimed that it would be a “dream” to play in Serie A, with all the initial signs having pointed to him being close to a move to Inter.Juve have since joined the race, however, and, with United and Dybala mulling over whether a move to Old Trafford is the right fit, the Belgian appears destined to head to Turin.The Argentine has also been linked with a switch to United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham and it seems he doesn’t have a long-term future with the Serie A champions.The 25-year-old’s absence from Juventus training and the lack of communication with his manager seem to spell the end for him with the Old Lady, but his salary demands may well prove a sticking point.The Daily Mail reports that the former Palermo star will ask for around £350,000 per week if he does make the move to the Premier League, although with Lukaku agreeing terms with Juve, that may help move the potential swap deal along.
ESPN’s College GameDay is at TCU today, ahead of the Horned Frogs game against Ohio State in Arlington.Technically it is a neutral site game, and the stands will probably wind up bearing that out. Plenty of Buckeye fans have reportedly made the trip down to Texas for the game.Still, you have to love GameDay‘s decision to head to TCU’s campus for the show. The on-campus atmosphere is always better than the ones when they host the show from a neutral site location.That means higher sign quality as well.Our favorite College GameDay sign so far today pokes fun at Ohio State’s insistence on being referred to as “THE Ohio State University.”This is pretty perfect:This is good pic.twitter.com/Eca5sqdcQj— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 15, 2018Kudos to that TCU fan.The show is currently airing on ESPN. TCU vs. Ohio State will be broadcast on ABC tonight.The Buckeyes and Horned Frogs will kick off at 8 p.m.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is returning to the Ohio State football sideline this afternoon. The Buckeyes’ head coach is officially done with his three-game suspension. His first game of the 2018 regular season comes at 3:30 p.m. E.T.It’s been a brutal couple of months for Meyer, obviously. The Ohio State head coach was punished following an investigation into his handling of allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.Meyer has served his punishment, but he’s still facing a number of critics. There are some who believe he hasn’t handled things well lately, while others believe he’s been unfairly bashed.Regardless of all of that, Meyer is getting back to football on Saturday.The family of the Ohio State head coach is certainly pumped to see him back.Urban Meyer’s oldest daughter, Nicki, is wearing a very special T-shirt to this afternoon’s game. She wants other Ohio State fans to wear the same thing.“TOMORROW!! I’m taking a selfie with everyone I see wearing this! Make your own if you don’t have one, LOL! I’m rockin it baby bump and all!” she wrote.The shirt reads: “Urban Legends Never Die.”TOMORROW!! I’m taking a selfie with everyone I see wearing this! Make your own if you don’t have one, LOL! I’m rockin it baby bump and all! pic.twitter.com/PZKRzZb4Gl— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) September 22, 2018Meyer’s family, unsurprisingly, has been extremely supportive of him throughout everything.Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. this afternoon. The game will be televised on BTN.