10 months agoAtalanta coach Gasperini: Lazio top four contender

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atalanta coach Gasperini: Lazio top four contenderby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has no doubts about the quality of Lazio.Lazio meet Atalanta on Monday.”Lazio’s level makes them a legitimate contender for a Champions League spot,” said Gasperini. “I’m expecting a hard-fought and challenging game.”Winning matches like these boosts self-esteem. [Coach Simone] Inzaghi’s team is strong and they certainly don’t look like they’re in any sorts of crisis to me. After all, they just qualified for the Round of the Last Sixteen in the Europa League and they are fifth in Serie A.”Some of their recent results may have been a bit disappointing, but that doesn’t mean anything. It’s a team that has everything it takes to trouble us, although we have resources of our own as well.” last_img read more


10 months agoHudson-Odoi brushes off Bayern Munich talk: I’m fully focused on Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hudson-Odoi brushes off Bayern Munich talk: I’m fully focused on Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi has said he is “fully focused” on Chelsea despite Bayern Munich’s continued interest in his services.The 18-year-old has been the subject of a fourth bid from the Bundesliga giants, which Chelsea are believed to be considering.He started in last night’s loss to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, and speaking after the game, played down suggestions he was distracted by the off-field drama.The winger told Sky Sports: “Yeah, 100 per cent, I’m fully focused on the game and just gotta see how the result goes.”I think we’re all ready and all determined to work our hardest out there, so I’m fully focused on the game.” last_img read more


9 months agoWolves lodge offer for Stoke fullback Bauer

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves lodge offer for Stoke fullback Bauerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are interested in Stoke City fullback Moritz Bauer.The Premier League want to sign Bauer on loan until the remainder of the season.The Austria international has fallen out of favour at bet36 Stadium, having not played since September.And the Express & Star claim Wolves have made contact with Stoke about signing the 26-year-old.Wolves manager Nuno is desperate for cover at right-back with Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro Otto as his only current options. last_img read more


22 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder admits they’re struggling for goals

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder admits they’re struggling for goalsby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder admits they’re struggling for goals.The Blades have scored just seven goals in their opening seven games this season, with no player netting more than once.Wilder said: “We’ve been pleased we’ve got the balance right, which I thought we did on Saturday, in terms of the performance, when to go forward, and when to take that opportunity to try and score.”You’ve got to try and score against these teams! You can’t just park yourself on the edge of the box for 95 minutes – that’s not our way.”But you’ve got to understand teams are going to push you back. Liverpool, not that our supporters might like it, might have more possession than us!”We feel that our individual ability at the top of the pitch, if we get the performance right and we create chances, we have the ability to score.”The pressure’s on to score. Like I said, we’ll have to get the points that we want.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


2 days agoKlopp pleased ‘job done’ as Liverpool put four past Genk

first_imgKlopp pleased ‘job done’ as Liverpool put four past Genkby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp was happy Liverpool got the “job done” with a 4-1 victory over Genk on Wednesday night.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored within two minutes to cool any nerves in the away end, before doubling the advantage with a fine first-time finish.Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made it 4-0 before Stephen Odey nabbed a consolation for the hosts.Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: “There were good moments. The start was brilliant, we were kind of fluent and asked them a lot of questions but then we started – I’m not sure why – to lose patience and some easy balls. “But all four goals were brilliant and we had chances to score more. Job done.”In the years before we would have drawn it, maybe even lost, but all’s OK. It was intense, we needed concentration. “Our opponent brought in their tallest player and they did well from the first and second balls. “We played with speculation when do we really need to go there? Then they won the second balls. So I didn’t enjoy the game too much, but I enjoyed the result.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney Want NFL Draft Evaluations, Declaration Date Moved Back

first_imgDabo Swinney and Nick Saban pose with the College Football Playoff national title trophy.Twitter/@jasongayRedshirt sophomores and juniors on Alabama and Clemson will only have a few days between tomorrow night’s National Championship and the January 15 NFL Draft declaration deadline. During today’s press conference, the head coaches of both teams said that they would like to see that deadline, as well as the evaluations handed down to interested players, pushed back. Dabo Swinney asked about his juniors weighing NFL decisions. “I pretty much know what everybody’s going to do already.”— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) January 10, 2016Swinney said he expects announcements to be made fairly quickly after the game Monday night.— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) January 10, 2016abo answers question abt underclassmen/NFL> Nick Saban: “Can I make a comment about that? I wish the NFL would move the declare date back.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2016Saban: ‘I wish they moved the declare (for the draft) date back.’ Also calls to move back the date NFL evaluations for players are delivered— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 10, 2016Swinney, responding, says he would “support that 100 percent.” Says the process is a distraction.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 10, 2016Clearly this is a big issue for Saban. He mentioned it in the summer, and he made a point of bringing it up today.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 10, 2016Nick Saban says NFL shouldn’t give players grades before end of year. ESPN reported Bama players voted to withhold info until after Mon.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 10, 2016Obviously, the coaches are the ones who have to keep players focused, and naturally, players are going to only take three or four days to evaluate the huge decision of whether to stay in school or declare. There may be some self-interest at play here, but it does make sense to give the players more time, considering the draft is later than it used to be.last_img read more


Scout Releases 1st Edition Of 2018 ‘300,’ Featuring 38 Committed Recruits

first_img2018 top football recruits.Scout.comMost of the recruiting attention is currently being paid to the class of 2017, but teams always try to get ahead on the next cycle as well. Scout just dropped its first edition of the ‘Scout 300‘ for the class of 2018, and 38 of the 300 players listed are already committed to schools.The first full Scout 300 for 2018 on @scoutrecruiting is out https://t.co/da0rV7U02M pic.twitter.com/TT9niVSvgr— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) July 1, 2016LSU leads the way with five of the top 300, while Florida State and Miami each land four players. Here are all of the players who are already committed.Alabama:RB Dameon Pierce (No. 52) TE Malcolm Epps (No. 143)Auburn:QB Joey Gatewood (No. 50)Clemson:S Mike Jones Jr. (No. 241)Florida State:CB Isaiah Bolden (No. 39) RB Justin Watkins (No. 81) DT Robert Cooper (No. 86) RB James Cook (No. 91)Georgia:OT Max Wray (No. 64)LSU:CB Kelvin Joseph (No. 29) QB Zadock Dinkelmann (No. 99) CB Corione Harris (No. 140) S Nadab Joseph (No. 201) WR Devonta Jason (No. 230)Miami:S Joshua Jobe (No. 22) CB Gilbert Frierson (No. 118) WR Daquris Wiggins (No. 183) CB Jalen Patterson (No. 278)Michigan:S Otis Reese (No. 229)Mississippi State:WR Malik Heath (No. 157)Nebraska:ATH Cameron Jurgens (No. 147) DT Masry Mapieu (No. 283)Notre Dame: QB Phil Jurkovec (No. 46) RB Markese Stepp (No. 193) DE Jayson Ademilola (No. 211)Oklahoma:OT Brey Walker (No. 10)Oregon:QB Colson Yankoff (No. 151) WR Devin Culp (No. 245)Oregon State:RB Camron Davis (No. 219)Penn State:DE Micah Parsons (No. 2)Tennessee:OT Cade Mays (No. 16) ATH Alontae Taylor (No. 285)Texas A&M:WR Montel Parker (No. 176) OG Luke Matthews (No. 181)USC:QB Matt Corral (No. 4) OLB Bo Calvert (No. 20) OLB Raymond Scott (No. 43)Washington:QB Jacob Sirmon (No. 40)[Scout]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more


Notre Dame Fans Upset With Referees For Not Calling Targeting On Torii Hunter Hit

first_imgNotre Dame's Torii Hunter Jr. suffering an injury.Notre Dame fans are very upset after a Texas defender was not called for targeting on a hit on Torii Hunter Jr.Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr., who is the son of former Major League Baseball star Torii Hunter, was injured Sunday night during the third quarter trying to make a play for his team against Texas. Hunter, who went for four catches, 37 yards and a touchdown on the night, almost had a second score.Quarterback Deshone Kizer found Hunter in the end zone, but as Hunter caught the ball and went to the ground, he was clocked by Longhorns safety DeShon Elliott. Hunter was unable to hang onto the ball.No targeting? pic.twitter.com/KiWWaNjKPa— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) September 5, 2016As you can see, there was no penalty called on the play. The booth also didn’t call it in for targeting. Notre Dame fans went bananas.That is HORRIFIC. The amount of kids we’ve lost to suspect targeting calls and THAT doesn’t get called is a flat out joke.— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) September 5, 2016Wait…how is THAT not targeting?— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 5, 2016That is Targeting… These refs are going to have some explaining to do— Chase Hounshell (@chasehounshell) September 5, 2016Targeting, as defined by the NCAA rule book. pic.twitter.com/ldIvoWovjC— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 5, 2016Officials even had all that extra time during injury to look at it. How they didn’t call that targeting is inexplicable— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 5, 2016Did anyone tell the replay booth they’re allowed to call targeting now? Seems like kind of a missed opportunity.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 5, 2016No review for targeting followed by a blocked field goal. Yeah, we might be talking about that Monday.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) September 5, 2016Hunter’s parents left the stands to be by his side in the locker room. It’s safe to say that the school is going to put him through concussion protocol at the very least.What do you think? Did Elliott get away with it? Or is everyone overreacting?last_img read more


Pellegrini undergoes Juve medical ahead of €10m move

first_imgLuca Pellegrini is on the cusp of completing a move to Juventus after arriving at the club’s health centre for a medical on Sunday.The 20-year-old Roma left-back is expected to sign a five-year deal in a reported €10 million (£9m/$11m) switch that will send Leonardo Spinazzola in the opposite direction.Pellegrini, an Italy Under-21 international, spent the second half of last season on loan at Cagliari, where he made 12 appearances in Serie A. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare His transfer to Turin will boost Maurizio Sarri’s full-back stocks after the new Bianconeri boss opted not to retain Spinazzola, who struggled for first-team opportunities under Massimiliano Allegri last term.#Juventus : #LucaPellegrini è arrivato al J|Medical // Luca Pellegrini has arrived at J|Medical to undergo his medical tests ahead of his move to Juventus 🇮🇹⚪️⚫️ @goalitalia pic.twitter.com/tpZPNwyKvL — Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) June 30, 2019 The versatile 26-year-old completed a medical with the Giallorossi on Saturday and could serve as a successor to Inter-linked Alessandro Florenzi on the right side of defence.Pellegrini could soon be followed to the Allianz Stadium by Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer.Goal can confirm that Juventus have reached an agreement with Rabiot after the player refused to sign a new deal with PSG.Rabiot is set to sign a five-year contract with the Serie A champions, which will net him €7 million (£6m/$8m) per season. In addition, Rabiot’s mother Veronique, who serves as his agent, is set to pocket a commission of €10m (£9m/ $11.4m).Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to Paris on Friday in order to close negotiations and a framework has been reached.However, while Rabiot is due to arrive from PSG, Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci could end up heading in the opposite direction to the Parc des Princes.With PSG set to miss out to Juve for the signing of Ajax centre-half Matthijs de Ligt, the Ligue 1 champions have made contact with the representatives of Bonucci.PSG sporting director Leonardo has started tentative talks with representatives of the Italy veteran about making him the club’s latest superstar signing.They will look to take advantage of the added competition at Juventus, should De Ligt’s signing go ahead as planned, by luring away a player who has made nearly 250 appearances for the Serie A champions.Juve have already secured the signing of Turkish defender Merih Demiral from Sassuolo this summer, increasing the possibility that the club will allow stalwart Bonucci to seek a move.last_img read more


Pepe appears in Arsenal shirt in social media leak

first_imgA leaked video of Nicolas Pepe in an Arsenal shirt has emerged on social media ahead of any official announcement that his move from Lille has been completed.The Ivorian winger has seemed on the brink of joining the Gunners in what is expected to be a club-record €80 million (£73m/$89m) deal and reportedly underwent a medical on Tuesday.However, before the club could officially announce their latest capture, leaked images of the forward in an Arsenal shirt, standing in front of a green screen and patting the Gunners badge, found their way online. 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? Now doesn’t that look nice 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/hEbk9OKPh3— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 30, 2019Arsenal were hopeful of wrapping up the deal by the end of this week, and now an official announcement appears to be imminent.Pepe, who scored 22 goals and registered 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season – the most goal contributions in the league from a player not named Kylian Mbappe – will become Unai Emery’s fourth summer signing, following the three confirmed arrivals so far.Teenage winger Gabriel Martinelli joined from Brazilian side Ituano, costing around £6m and links up with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson as promising young wide talent.Fellow teenager William Saliba cost the Gunners £27m (€30m/$33m) and the centre-back will rejoin St. Etienne on loan for the coming season before linking up with the Gunners next term.Finally, 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos arrives on a season-long loan as he looks to find a coach who will grant him more minutes than Zinedine Zidane, who does not appear to have faith in the former Real Betis talent.Arsenal are also reportedly close to the signing of Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, with a third bid likely to be accepted after the first two offers were knocked back for the defender.Emery is thought to still be in the market for another centre-half, with Laurent Koscielny refusing to join the club’s summer tour and Shkodran Mustafi looking to be heading for the exit after another error-strewn season.last_img read more


Jabrill Peppers’ Comments Aren’t Going To Help D.J. Durkin’s Cause

first_imgJabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Former Michigan star and current Cleveland Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers spoke about his former defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin yesterday. He gave a less-than-glowing review of the embattled Maryland head coach.Durkin is currently on administrative leave and under investigation following the death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair and an explosive ESPN report accusing the coach of fostering a “toxic” culture in College Park. Peppers’ comments about Durkin didn’t do the coach any favors.Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show yesterday, Peppers was asked about playing for Durkin, who was Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2015. He described the former coordinator’s methods as “bully coaching.”“Coach Durkin, he was a different guy, you know what I mean. His tactics were different,” Peppers said. “It felt extreme at times. I’m just as shocked reading all the stuff that’s going on now. I thought he was only like that because it was his first time coaching us. He was the defensive coordinator so he was just trying to get us to buy-in to how he wants his defense to play. I thought once he became a head coach that he would calm down a little bit, become more of a people person, a player’s coach.“But I wasn’t really following him once he left, because a couple of the guys with myself, we didn’t like how everything went down when he left. But I’m just as shocked reading the stuff that I’m seeing as well.”#Browns safety @JabrillPeppers played for suspended Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin while he was Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2015 and said this about his coaching style: pic.twitter.com/wCzyN9xxjO— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) August 14, 2018Yikes. Let’s just say Durkin won’t be playing that interview in his defense any time soon.Maryland held a press conference yesterday during which it took full responsibility for the circumstances that led to McNair’s death, but did not provide any update on Durkin’s status.However, smart money says he most likely won’t return as head coach/last_img read more


ESPN Revealed Where Urban Meyer Watched Saturday’s Ohio State Game From

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.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)Saturday was a good day for Ohio State’s football program – the Buckeyes began their season with a blowout against Oregon State – but it had to be a little tough for Urban Meyer.Meyer, of course, is suspended for the first three games of the season. He was not able to be at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.Where was he?According to ESPN, Meyer was watching from home. The Ohio State head coach was watching the Buckeyes’ game from his Dublin, Ohio house.His family was with him.We are all here at home cheering loud for our boys!!— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) September 1, 2018Awwwww, thank u! ❤️— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) September 1, 2018Urban will be able to return to the Ohio State sideline Week 4 against Tulane.The Buckeyes are set to play Rutgers on Saturday.last_img read more


TV Channel, Kickoff Time Is Set For Alabama-Tennessee

first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Once again, Alabama experienced an offensive outburst, dropping 65 points on the road against Arkansas on Saturday. While the Crimson Tide haven’t face a really tough challenge yet, Nick Saban’s team continues to dominate.With the SEC schedule in full swing, Alabama will face Missouri this weekend at Bryant-Denny Stadium. After they play the Tigers, the Crimson Tide meet the Tennessee Volunteers on the road.It wasn’t announced until today, but the kickoff time for Alabama’s game against Tennessee on October 20 was finally revealed.CBS will televise the matchup, as they will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.Alabama’s Oct. 20 game at Tennessee will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT (Televised by CBS)— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) October 8, 2018Both teams are trending in opposite directions, as Alabama owns a 5-0 record and Tennessee has lost back-to-back games.If the Volunteers are going to shock the world in two weeks, stopping Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama’s dynamic offense will be key.This game will also be crucial for Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who was the defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide last season.last_img read more


Video: Michigan’s Devin Bush Damages Michigan State’s Midfield Logo With Cleats

first_imgDevin Bush kicking Michigan State's logo.Michigan vs. Michigan State hasn’t kicked off yet, but we’ve already got fireworks. Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush is at the center of the controversy.About two hours before the matchup, Michigan State lined up to do its pregame walk across the field. A few Michigan players, including Bush, did not move, which led to some pushing and shoving and a lot of trash talk.After the incident, Bush walked over to Michigan State’s midfield logo and began tearing it up with his cleats. The Big Ten Network grabbed a quick clip of the move.Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press also provided footage of the initial incident. It’s already wild in East Lansing.Already some pushing, shoving and yelling. Michigan players didn’t get out of the way for MSU walk. Devin Bush screaming in Spartans’ faces as they run back to locker room after this. Bush in yellow. pic.twitter.com/Us9GWyVQch— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2018Devin Bush kicking the Spartan logo at midfield moments ago. pic.twitter.com/4ySBkGLYOR— Simon Kaufman (@sjkauf) October 20, 2018Devin Bush had to be restrained by Michigan personnel pregame, after MSU players walked through him and other teammates on the field.He followed up by leaving marks with his cleats on the Spartan logo at midfield.— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) October 20, 2018After this, Bush started dragging his cleats all over the Spartan head at midfield. MSU assistant AD Greg Ianni meeting with U-M people after in terse talk. Grounds staff looking at logo. https://t.co/9NxH91wvE6— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2018After Bush’s destruction of the logo, Michigan State’s field crew was spotted trying to fix it all up. We’re sure they’re thrilled.Needless to say, this rivalry has never been hotter than it is right now.Michigan and Michigan State will kick off at Noon ET.last_img read more


Athletic Director Calls Out ESPN’s College GameDay After Kirk Herbstreit’s Comments

first_imgCollege GameDay's staff all picked Michigan.A major college football program’s athletic director has called out ESPN’s College GameDay for a segment during Saturday’s show at the Michigan-Michigan State game.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spoke about UCF on Saturday morning, saying that there were other Group of 5 programs deserving of attention.“Why are we focusing on just UCF when it comes to the Power 5 because I think there are other teams out there that are as deserving or more deserving?” Herbstreit said during a segment.“You need to play somebody in order to be rewarded. UCF, you need to not just be worried about being undefeated and trying to get in the top four, you need to look behind you at teams like Utah State, Appalachian State, Fresno State. These teams, on paper, which is what you want to look at a lot of times, are better than UCF and more deserving than UCF.”UCF has since taken some shots at Herbstreit on social media.Tonight, UCF’s athletic director, Danny White, took a shot at Herbstreit and College GameDay on social media.You can read his letter below:Good evening, @CollegeGameDay: pic.twitter.com/GmEi8dS4AL— Danny White (@UCFDannyWhite) October 22, 2018UCF is currently undefeated and ranked higher than any other Group of 5 team. However, the Knights have virtually zero chance of making the College Football Playoff.last_img read more


Fans Were Not Happy With The CFB Playoff Halftime Show

first_imgAlabama players walk out onto the field before the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma.MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field during the College Football Playoff Semifinal prior to the game against Oklahoma Sooners at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Having been subjected to a lopsided first half between Alabama and Oklahoma, fans were hoping that the CFP Playoff Halftime Show might provide some added entertainment. But what ESPN did for the halftime production has fans furious.During the broadcast, rather than let viewers watch the live performance by rapper and recording artist Flo Rida, ESPN instead showed a pre-recorded performance by the Dave Matthews Band.Whether you think DMB is objectively better than Flo Rida or not, viewers on Twitter were furious and quickly tore ESPN to shreds for the decision.Nothing gets me amped for a second half of a college football semifinal like a pre-taped Dave Matthews Band performance!— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 30, 2018As if the first half wasn’t bad enough for Oklahoma fans at the #OrangeBowl, they also have to listen to the Dave Matthews Band at halftime.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 30, 2018Dave Matthews Band? What is this 2005?— Tyler Jones (@TylerJonesLive) December 30, 2018Viewers also noted that it appeared to be the exact same performance that ESPN showed during the Peach Bowl halftime show earlier in the day.Isn’t this the same Dave Matthews Band song they showed during the Peach Bowl???????? Am I going crazy????— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) December 30, 2018Meanwhile, the fans who were in attendance at Hard Rock Stadium for the Orange Bowl game got to enjoy a terrific Flo Rida performance.Flo Rida coming with hit after hit. pic.twitter.com/VhqBD93Gcg— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) December 30, 2018Now for the reason we are all here: Flo Rida’s halftime performance. pic.twitter.com/of9CIVnDpo— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) December 30, 2018The Alabama fans in attendance were likely having a blast all night.Nick Saban’s team steamrolled Oklahoma, scoring 28 unanswered points in the first two quarters, and went into halftime with a 31-10.The game is on ESPN.last_img read more


Matthew McConaughey Goes Viral At Texas’ Spring Game

first_imgmatthew mcconaughey during texas' gameAUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 13: Matthew McConaughey watches from the sideline in the first half against the Baylor Bears at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas’ football program held its annual spring game this evening and the Longhorns had a celebrity fan in attendance.Matthew McConaughey, who’s often spotted watching Longhorns games from the sideline, was doing the same tonight.Of course, McConaughey showed up in style.The big-time Texas football fan had a burnt orange leather jacket, an orange beanie and some sweet sunglasses on.Check it out:The jacket. The beanie. The sunglasses.@McConaughey an instant icon at DKR. pic.twitter.com/DBxp7bt5cD— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) April 13, 2019The celebrity fan was enjoying himself during game, too.RAW: Kris & Matthew. Camera time.@kris23db @McConaughey#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/YclIERlwnE— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) April 14, 2019Texas opens its 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Louisiana Tech.last_img read more


Texas Football Could Break A School Record This Year

first_imgA general view of Texas' football stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 04: A general view of fans during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)When Texas upset Georgia in the Sugar Bowl this past season, Sam Ehlinger didn’t shy away from saying the football program is back. Well, it turns out the star quarterback made a pretty accurate statement.The Longhorns still have to prove themselves this upcoming season, but Tom Herman has them on the right track. After winning seven games in 2017, Herman led the team to a 10-4 record the following year.Expectations will be high this year in Austin, which should apply some pressure on the football program. However, it also means the fan base will be out in full force.In 2010, the Longhorns reached an all-time mark for ticket sales with roughly 62,500. This happened right after Texas made the BCS National Championship. Clearly, the win over Georgia has Texas fans ready for the 2019 season because the school could break their ticket sales record very soon.With ticket sales available to the general public, the Longhorns are expecting a potential record-breaking number of sales.From Hookem.com:“It could’ve happened this morning, for all I know while we’re on the phone,” said Drew Martin, UT’s director of external affairs who oversees ticketing. “Our initial goal was 60,000. Then we saw how well we were doing and moved the goal to 63,000.”Texas should be one of the favorites to win the Big 12.The Longhorns are looking for their first title since 2005.[Hookem.com]last_img read more


FOX Sports President Responds To Urban Meyer Coaching Rumors

first_img Unlike many others, FOX Sports president Mark Silverman doesn’t think Urban Meyer is ever returning to the sideline.In a piece about Meyer’s new role with the network, Silverman tells the Chicago Tribune that he thinks Meyer’s retirement will actually stick this time, unlike his departure from Florida, which lasted one season.Last time around, Silverman said he thought Meyer’s mind was still on coaching.In 2011, after he stepped away from Florida, Meyer worked as an analyst for ESPN. He was as stiff as the shaft in Bush’s driver.“I think he was still in the coaching mode, in between jobs,” Silverman said. “Now this is what he is focused on. I’ve noticed a looseness and an enjoyment. He’s coachable. And I think these guys will bring out a side of Urban that people have not seen.”Silverman first worked with Meyer as president of the Big Ten Network, calling him “hyperfocused.”That isn’t the case now, after Meyer joined his fellow Silverman and new colleague Reggie Bush for a round of golf. The FOX Sports executive thinks the former Gators and Buckeyes head coach has come to peace with his coaching career, saying that if you talk to him, “he is done with coaching.”That won’t shut down any of the rumors or speculation. The Tribune notes that even Bush says he’d sign for Meyer to take over USC if the job opens. For now, we are in a Meyer-less college football world, for at least a season.[Chicago Tribune] Urban Meyer after winning the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)It didn’t take more than a moment after he stepped down from Ohio State football that people have openly wondered where he will coach next. Few seem to think that the 55-year old national title winner is truly done with coaching.USC is the most bandied about program connected to Meyer. The Trojans’ Clay Helton is extremely hot entering 2019.Notre Dame has also come up, though Brian Kelly is in no real trouble. If he was to retire or head to the NFL, Meyer has called Notre Dame his dream job in the past.For now, Meyer is back on TV. He is set to work as an analyst for FOX Sports this upcoming fall.last_img read more


Samsung Galaxy S10 series launch in India today: Price, specs and how to watch livestream

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S10 series launch in India today: Price, specs and how to watch livestreamThe Galaxy S10 and S10+, in particular, introduce some brand new features like an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 11:13 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung will officially announce the Galaxy S10 series in India at an event later today.All three phones tout new Infinity-O punch-holes displays along with the latest Exynos 9820 chipset and One UI.The Galaxy S10e is the most affordable of the three new phones with a price of Rs Rs 55,900.Samsung will officially announce the Galaxy S10 series in India at an event later today. The launch event will begin at 12:30pm and you can catch the livestream on Samsung’s official website (https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-s10/). Samsung’s DJ Koh will be attending the event to announce the new Galaxy S10 phones along with the company’s new wearables. The Galaxy S10 lineup includes an affordable Galaxy S10e, a regular Galaxy S10 and a high-end Galaxy S10+. All three phones tout new Infinity-O punch-holes displays along with the latest Exynos 9820 chipset and One UI.The Galaxy S10 and S10+, in particular, introduce some brand new features like an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S10e, on the other hand, loses out on a few features, but largely retains core specifications, so that you get a premium flagship at a lower price point.Samsung has already revealed the prices of the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e in India ahead of its official launch. In fact, the phones were up for pre-orders in the country till Tuesday, March 5 via Samsung.com/in, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Tata CLiQ and select retail outlets. The Galaxy S10 series will be available through these channels and we will know the exact date of release during the event today.The Galaxy S10e is the most affordable of the three new phones with a price of Rs Rs 55,900. There is only one version of the Galaxy S10e with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and it will be available in Prism Black and Prism White colours. The Galaxy S10 comes in next with a starting price of Rs 66,900 for the 8GB/128GB variant going up to Rs 84,900 for the 8GB/512GB model. The Galaxy S10+ will start at Rs 73,900 for the 8GB/128GB version, while the 8GB/512GB and 12GB/1TB variants are priced at Rs 91,900 and Rs 1,17,900, respectively.advertisementThe Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ come with Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED displays. While the S10e and S10 get a small hole-punch to house a selfie camera, the S10+ gets a wider cutout for dual selfie cameras. The Galaxy S10e comes with a flat display, while the other two come with Samsung’s trademark curved edge displays. The S10e also gets a FHD+ resolution, while the Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with QHD+ resolution.All three Samsung Galaxy S10 phones sport the latest Exynos 9820 chipset and will ship with One UI based on Android Pie out of the box. The Galaxy S10+, S10 and S10e house 4,100mAh, 3,400mAh and 3,100mAh batteries, respectively. The triple camera system on the S10 and S10+ include a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and autofocus, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The S10e gets the same wide-angle and ultra wide-angle cameras, but misses the telephoto camera.At today’s event, Samsung will also announce its new Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones that can charge wirelessly on the back of the Galaxy S10. The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch, which offers a circular display without the trademark rotating bezels. You can expect Samsung to announce the prices and availability of the new wearables at today’s event.ALSO READ | Oppo F11 Pro with rising camera launched for Rs 24,990, here’s what you need to knowALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro to take on Redmi Note 7 Pro, company confirms April launchALSO READ | With metal and glass Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 designs, Xiaomi is resisting plastic trendGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidlast_img read more