TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Sheffield Utd sign Everton midfielder Kieran Dowellby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United have signed Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old will join the Blades on 2 January and could make his debut against Barnet in the FA Cup third round.Dowell spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, scoring nine goals in 38 league appearances.”He gives us balance and competition at the top end of the pitch,” boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield.
Emery urges Arsenal to meet Barcelona demands for Denis Suarezby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants his team to sign Denis Suarez.The Barcelona attacking midfielder is available in January, after barely featuring for the Catalan giants this season.Emery has managed the player at Sevilla, and he wants him in his squad.But Arsenal would have to pay roughly £20 million to do a deal, per the Evening Standard.And the paper reports that Emery has asked his board to find the money to make the deal happen.One obstacle is head of football Raul Sanllehi, who does not like to do a lot of business in January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pulisic reveals Chelsea plans for him: Though no Sarri contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeparting Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic has revealed Chelsea have already told him where they envision he plays.However, he is yet to speak to coach Maurizio Sarri after securing his £57.5million deal from Borussia Dortmund. Asked whether he has spoken to Sarri, Pulisic told ESPN FC: “No, nothing like that.”Like I said, I’ve been here and playing with Dortmund the whole time and I’ve been focused here, but I’ll be really excited once the time comes.”With Eden Hazard being used increasingly as a false nine by Sarri, Pulisic believes his future lies on the Stamford Bridge wings.”You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” he added.”I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kinda anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan slap Mauro Icardi with €100,000 fineby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan have slapped Mauro Icardi with a €100,000 fine.The club captain turned up late to training this week.Icardi was given the heavy fine as punishment for tardiness as the team resumed training after the winter break.He is the second player fined after Radja Nainggolan last month, as the Belgian was even frozen out for the big game with Napoli for repeatedly turning up late.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche has plan for Norwich clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche hopes his side can catch Norwich City on the comedown after their win over Manchester City.Norwich will still be riding high after beating City 3-2 last weekend, and Dyche hopes they get complacent at Turf Moor on Saturday.Dyche said: “We’ve had those moments and I’ve had it as a player as well.”It can be a strange thing because you wake up a few days later and the reality is suddenly the next game and all that euphoria and the great feeling of beating someone like Man City is gone.”We’ll have to wait and see. I’d like that to happen.”It would be brilliant if they have a bit of a down day, but I think our job is to perform well enough that it makes them not play well.”
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa took a big shot at Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during the National Championship Game, and took some criticism afterwards from those who felt that he was trying to injure the Heisman winner. During this weekend’s Walter Camp Awards Dinner in New Haven, Bosa took a selfie with Mariota, and jokingly added the caption “He’s mad at me,” likely a reference to the play. Clearly, Mariota doesn’t appear to hold any ill will.pic.twitter.com/Vpsuz2ARTb— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) January 17, 2015Bosa’s been a great follow on social media all season because of his sense of humor. We’re excited to see what he does on the field and the internet in 2015.
college spun staff picks week 10With the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings being unveiled Tuesday night, many teams now know what they need to do to reach the promised land. Saturday – already – we’ve got a few do-or-die games for highly-ranked squads. Florida State travels to Clemson for a contest that will likely decide which team wins the ACC Atlantic. LSU heads to Alabama for a top-five showdown with the Crimson Tide. And TCU takes on Oklahoma State on the road.After a solid week nine, Matt Hladik has a one-game advantage in our competition. But a number of us remain in striking distance.Here are our selections for week 10’s games. Per usual, there are a few upset picks in the bunch.Who do you have?
Twitter/@ESPNStatsInfoJohn Calipari isn’t afraid to go after people—earlier this off-season, he had a bit of a spat with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski—so it should come as little surprise that he might take an shot at the coach of his archrival. Rick Pitino and Louisville are still wading through the sex scandal that hit the program just ahead of last season, which ultimately led to the Cardinals banning themselves from the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Calipari went on a recent episode of Mike Lupica’s podcast, and was asked whether coaches are aware when violations are committed within their programs. He doesn’t name Pitino or Louisville, but it is hard to imagine that he isn’t referring to them in his answer. Transcribed by CollegeBasketballTalk:“Well, it depends on who that coach is. You know, there will be some coaches where everybody will say there is no way he knew. There will be other coaches that (they) would say, ‘Well, he knew what he knew that that happened with that family in eighth grade. He knew. You know he knew. He knew.’ It’s all what people are going to say.”“All I can tell you is this: If it happens on your campus, and it happens with your assistants and those people, you probably have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. If it happens back in their hometown, it happens back with their family or other ways, there’s no way you can know. You just don’t know. So all I would say is most coaches have an idea if it happened on their campus. You might not be the first to know about it, but you eventually hear about it.”“It’s unfortunate. You wish there was more consistency about how they do things in the NCAA. There’s a belief out there of selective enforcement in the NCAA. Some people will call right to Emmert and say, ‘Get these people off of me,’ and it changes. It’s selective.”Listen to the full podcast here: [CollegeBasketballTalk]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
Harry Kane kept his cool from the penalty spot to give Tottenham a 1-0 win in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against rivals Chelsea.Spurs surged to a thrilling 3-1 win in the most recent Premier League meeting between the sides but Wembley played host to a more cagey contest on this occasion.Kepa Arrizabalaga’s ill-advised challenge on Kane allowed Tottenham to claim their slender advantage ahead of the return clash, as the England captain converted from 12 yards with typical aplomb. 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? N’Golo Kante hit the post for Chelsea, who controlled large spells of the second-half only to gain little change out of a miserly Spurs backline.Callum Hudson-Odoi brought a vibrancy to the Chelsea attack and forced Paulo Gazzaniga into a routine save before life became more complicated for the Spurs goalkeeper’s opposite number.Kepa hared off his line as Kane chased Toby Alderweireld’s raking ball and, once a VAR referral confirmed the England captain was onside, a penalty and booking were inevitable.Chelsea’s number one guessed correctly but could not redeem himself as Kane’s spot-kick beat him for pace.160 – Harry Kane is now the outright fourth highest goalscorer for Tottenham Hotspur. Climbing. pic.twitter.com/Ri9nAnporn— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 8, 2019The post twice came to Tottenham’s aid late in the first half, with Kante side-footing Marcos Alonso’s cross against Gazzaniga’s right-hand upright before Hudson-Odoi’s deflected cross also bounced to safety.Kane was unable to get the better of Kepa from further afield in the 52nd-minute – the Spain international making a superb stop from his 25-yard piledriver.Kante tested Gazzaniga from similar range before Blues defender Andreas Christensen missed a glorious chance when Ross Barkley flicked on Eden Hazard’s corner.Tottenham’s back-up goalkeeper dangerously fumbled an 86th-minute cross from Hazard, while a crunching stoppage-time challenge from Danny Rose left the full-back with an apparent hamstring injury as Mauricio Pochettino’s men held out. What does it mean? Advantage Spurs but all to play forDespite Pochettino’s talk of prioritising the Premier League and the Champions League, this competition and the prospect of a major honour clearly matters a great deal to him and his players. That much was clear from the team-sheet, with Kane able to score a first goal in this competition since 2014. The weight of the occasion also weighed on a Spurs team who showed none of the freewheeling destructiveness that saw them take Chelsea apart two months ago. It was a stifled affair, particularly after half-time, but Tottenham got the job (half) done.Hudson-Odoi shines as Bayern rumours swirlWidespread reports of being the subject of a £35million bid from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich might be expected to weigh heavily on an 18-year-old winger. But Hudson-Odoi romped around Wembley without a care in the world, his direct play bringing pace and purpose at odds with a sometimes dreary contest. He looks made for this stage.Jorginho comes up short against Tottenham againThe sight of Jorginho flailing in pursuit of Son Heung-min was a defining image of Chelsea’s defeat in the league encounter on this ground. Although there were no causes for viral embarrassment this time around, Chelsea’s deep-lying playmaker was unable to exert his usual control on the contest, even when the visitors were in the ascendancy after half-time.Key Opta Facts- Tottenham have won three successive games against Chelsea in all competitions for the first time since a run of five between March 1961 and September 1963.- Chelsea have lost on each of their last three trips to Wembley, this after losing just three of their previous 11 visits to the stadium (W7 D1 L3).- Spurs have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time since October 2017.- Kane has scored in each of his last six games in all competitions for Tottenham, equalling his best ever streak for the club (6 games between Oct-Nov 2015). – Pochettino took charge of his 250th match for Tottenham in this game – his record stands at 143 wins, 53 draws and 54 defeats.- Eden Hazard was fouled on seven occasions; the most fouls he has won in a single game this season – winning seven of Chelsea’s 10 free-kicks. What’s next?Tottenham and Pochettino face up to another Wembley blockbuster when they host Manchester United on Sunday, while Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge a day earlier. read more
irishkidd84/YouTubePenn State’s epic comeback in the Big Ten Championship just got better.Penn State escaped with an improbable victory after being down big early on against Wisconsin. And now you can relive that win in all of its glory. But this time, its Tecmo Bowl-style.Wisconsin took a 28-7 lead into the final minute of the first half of the Big Ten Championship Game.It looked like Wisconsin was going to run away with the Big Ten Title and have a shot at the College Football Playoff.Then Trace McSorley found Saeed Blacknall for a 40-yard touchdown with 58 seconds remaining to cut the Badgers lead to 28-14.Penn State, the best second half team in the country, needed another excellent second half to walk away with its first Big Ten title game win. The Nittany Lions outscored the Badgers 24-3 in the second half to escape with the win.Next up for Penn State is USC. The Nittany Lions and Trojans will battle it out in the Grandaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl.The game is set for a 5:00 p.m. E.T. kickoff on Jan. 2 and will broadcast on ESPN.