October, 2019 Archive
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Ansu Fati almost lost by Barcelona during tough contract talksby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona held steadfast in contract talks with the father of Ansu Fati over the summer.Mundo Deportivo says Barca gambled when the player’s father attempted to break an original agreement.The two parties had shaken on a figure towards the end of last season.However, after Fati scored twice in the UEFA Youth League semifinal against Chelsea, Dad tried to renegotiate.He demanded the original deal be settled as a net figure – a request Barca immediately rejected. They insisted to Fati Snr that it wasn’t right to be trying to go back on the agreement.In the end, calm heads prevailed and Fati signed terms.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan boss Giampaolo: I always had faith in Reinaby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo thanked his players after their 2-1 win at Genoa.Lasse Schone had Genoa aheead before Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessie struck for the visitors. Pepe Reina secured the points with an injury-time penalty save.Giampaolo said, “I am quite cool-headed during a game, fortunately. I had doubts it was a penalty, but Reina has so much character that I had faith he would save it.“It was a difficult match, we went underwater and were under a lot of pressure, so I praise the lads for not letting go. I didn’t even care if they misplaced a pass or a goal, the important thing was to give a response in terms of character.“I want us to continue with this character, but obviously hope to get a sharper and higher quality style of football in future.“I want to see this team play better football, but it wasn’t possible today because they felt the pressure so much and needed the victory so badly. We had to scrape the last bit of determination and character. I couldn’t ask them for beautiful football today, as we had other objectives.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Conor Coady on Man City shock: Everyone needs to take creditby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveConor Coady was ecstatic after what he believed was a landmark win for Wolves over Manchester City on Sunday.The Molineux outfit ran out 2-0 winners at the Etihad thanks to a brace from Adama Traore.He said: “I think everyone needs to take credit, the whole team, the whole squad and the whole club.”A lot of people have said we started poorly but this week has been amazing.”We are always confident. We know how tough the Premier League and people forget we have had a lot of games.”It really has been tough. We always had confidence in ourselves. Listening to the manager and ourselves we have come through it in the end and we deserved it today.”This is a day for Wolverhampton Wanderers. It is a massive day for the whole club.”
Oklahoma landed another big-time commit Thursday afternoon – this time from four-star defensive end Amani Bledsoe. Bledsoe, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound star from Lawrence, Kansas, chose the Sooners over dozens of other programs, including Oregon, Florida State, Miami (FL), Nebraska, Ohio State and more. Randy Withers of KansasGridiron.com was the first to report the news.Head coach Bob Stoops also tweeted about the commitment.BREAKING: 4-star Lawrence (KS) DE Amani Bledsoe commits to #Oklahoma, choosing #Sooners over #KUFBall— Randy Withers (@RandyWithersKC) January 21, 2016Another future Kansan draft pick headed to Soonerland! #785 #OUDNA #Sooners16 #BoomerSooner— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) January 21, 2016Bledsoe later tweeted the news himself, thanking the other schools that offered him.#Boomer #rushmen #OU pic.twitter.com/q2Rs2B3ntn— Homeboy Moooooose (@amani_bledsoe) January 21, 2016Rivals lists Bledsoe as the top-ranked player in his state. He’s a huge addition for OU’s program.
Ohio State Professor Who Was Victim In Monday’s Campus Attack: “We’re Still A Great University, We Still Beat Michigan”
YouTube/FOX NewsOne of the 11 injured in yesterday’s attack at OSU is Ohio State professor William Clark. During a press conference today, he said Ohio State is “still a great University. We still beat Michigan.”Clark, a professor emeritus in the Materials Science Engineering department, was hit by the car of alleged assailant Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year old Ohio State student, and slashed near the ankles. Today, during a press conference after being released by Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, Clark had a message that we’re sure members of the Ohio State community will appreciate.”We’re a great university, we still beat Michigan,” says OSU Professor William Clark, a victim in Monday’s knife attack.— WHIOTV (@whiotv) November 29, 2016Clark’s full press conference is available to watch, courtesy of FOX News.OSU Professor heard and saw the Honda Civic crash. It clipped the back of his leg and he was flipped up and down onto concrete.— WHIOTV (@whiotv) November 29, 2016OSU Professor says:”Before I pass judgement on this young man, Id like to see exactly what the circumstances were.Im going home, he’s dead.”— WHIOTV (@whiotv) November 29, 2016Ohio State is holding a gathering at St. John Arena in response to yesterday’s attack. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.Together, we are #BuckeyeStrong. Please join us tonight as we gather to listen, learn and heal as a community. Info: https://t.co/xtZ7b9qljm pic.twitter.com/KinlBjg14p— Ohio State (@OhioState) November 29, 2016Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by yesterday’s attack, and the entire Ohio State community.
Wolves have completed the signing of Real Madrid centre-back Jesus Vallejo on a season-long loan deal.The Spaniard joined Madrid from Real Zaragoza in 2015 although has struggled to establish himself in the first team, making just seven appearances in all competitions in the 2018-19 campaign.Vallejo previously spent time on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt during the 2016-17 season and will now get the chance to test himself in the Premier League with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. 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? The 22-year-old becomes Wolves’ third first-team arrival of the summer after they signed both Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker permanently following successful loan spells with the club.The centre-back adds to Espirito Santo’s options in defence and he’ll compete with the likes of captain Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett for a starting berth.Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League last season and conceded 46 goals – a better defensive record than both Manchester United and Arsenal, who finished above them.They are also hoping to reach the Europa League group stages, with their qualifying campaign having got underway with a 2-0 win over Crusaders in the second qualifying round.Introducing our first new face of the summer! #WelcomeVallejo✍️🐺 pic.twitter.com/By2dyeF0R7— Wolves (@Wolves) July 27, 2019Indeed, Vallejo could make his debut for the club in the return meeting with the Northern Irish side, which takes place at Seaview Stadium in Belfast on August 1.It’s proven to be a positive pre-season for Wolves, meanwhile, with their triumphs over Newcastle United and Manchester City seeing them claim the Premier League Asia Trophy.After a comprehensive 4-0 win over Manuel Pellegrini’s side, they then faced City in the final and were victorious via a penalty shoot-out after the likes of David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Lukas Nmecha all missed from the spot.Wolves get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign underway with a trip to Leicester City on August 11, before they face Manchester United at home on August 19.Should they finish the job against Crusaders and then win a third-qualifying round tie in the Europa League, they will then face a play-off, with the winner of that two-legged affair entering the group stages of the competition.
LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A former 5-star recruit will be forced to sit out for the duration of the 2018 college football season after being declared academically ineligible, according to a report from Adam Maya of Rivals.USC corner Jack Jones, who skipped the Trojans spring camp to work on his academics, will miss his junior season.Jones is a former elite recruit. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Jones was the No. 19 player in the country and No. 2 corner recruit from the 2016 class.BREAKING: USC CB Jack Jones academically ineligible for 2018 https://t.co/8fa86elXHT pic.twitter.com/4X17lpY24J— Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) May 18, 2018During his sophomore season, Jones started for the Trojans and drew national acclaim as a third-team All-American via the Associated Press.Jones had already been suspended for the season opener against UNLV, but will miss the entire season as a result of today’s news.He had a team-high 4 interceptions during the 2017 season.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)An Ohio State football player has been ejected from tonight’s game against Penn State for targeting. It was a controversial call.Buckeyes’ defensive back Isaiah Pryor was tossed from this evening’s contest against the Nittany Lions for a hit to the head against a “defenseless” wide receiver.Here’s video of the play:This was ruled targeting. Isaiah Pryor has been DQ’ed pic.twitter.com/u9p9T8X6Wz— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) September 30, 2018What do you think? Targeting or not?Regardless, the Buckeyes are now down one of their best defensive backs.Penn State has taken the lead, too. The Nittany Lions are up, 20-14, a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter.The game is on ABC.
Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)The race for the 2018 College Football Playoff is heating up and, according to ESPN’s projections, only eight teams have a legitimate chance of making it.Texas, which had looked liked a potential contender, has now been eliminated, as the Longhorns fell to Oklahoma State on Saturday night.This leaves us with eight teams with a 10 percent chance or better of making the College Football Playoff.Those eight teams:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameLSUGeorgiaMichiganOhio StateOklahomaOf those eight teams, only three – Alabama, Clemson and Georgia – are seen as real national title threats, too.The picture will look much clearer next week, as Alabama is set to play at LSU. Stay tuned.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes one major college football program needs a lot of help moving forward in order to seriously get into College Football Playoff contention.Unfortunately for this major college football program, Herbstreit is probably right.Washington State has just one loss and is ranked No. 8 in the country, but the Cougars still appear to be a ways out from legitimate College Football Playoff talk.Herbstreit says they need help.Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among other programs, all probably have better paths to the College Football Playoff.The ESPN college football analyst believes that Washington State needs some help from the Big 12 and the Big Ten in order to potentially reach the College Football Playoff. A loss from Notre Dame would probably help, too.If Oklahoma and West Virginia can beat each other once in the next couple of weeks and the Big Ten East Division champion loses in the conference championship game, it’s possible that Washington State could end up getting into the top four.Still, it’s probably a longshot for Mike Leach’s program.Herbstreit believes Washington State needs plenty of help moving forward and he is most-likely going to end up being right.