20 days agoArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeing

first_imgArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeingby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits he’s never been to central London despite signing this summer.The full-back moved from boyhood club Celtic to join the Gunners and since then, has had to cope with the transition with moving from Glasgow to London.The defender said: “Coming to London has been a huge change for me.“I’m a home boy who has always stayed with my parents and now I’ve come to a new country and a massive city.“I’m living on my own for the first time and it’s not been great. I need to cook every night and I’m still learning how to do that. But I’ll get there.“People back home ask me ‘what’s London like?’ But I have no idea because I’ve never been into the city.“I train, I work hard, I go home to recover and I train the next day. It’s just a simple life and I put everything into football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatment

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatmentby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has hit out at France coach Didier Deschamps and his medical team over their handling of N’Golo Kante.Kante will miss Chelsea’s home game against Newcastle due to a groin problem and Lampard was clearly frustrated that his midfielder, who has also been dogged by knee, ankle and hamstring issues this season, was not sent home from international duty sooner.Kante was ruled out of France’s first game after picking up the problem in the warm-up before their 1-0 win in Iceland.Lampard said: “We didn’t get him [Kante] back until after the second game [Turkey] and he’s not fit for Saturday.”Before the international break, I know Didier Deschamps mentioned in jest a little bit about Olivier Giroud and that was obviously quite light-hearted and I get it, we all have our selection problems and he had his in the two games.”But the Kante one was not a laughing matter because we communicated before the last international break because he was injured so couldn’t go.”Let’s think what benefits the player, he didn’t go, we both agreed on that. That’s how things should work.”After the first game when he pulled out, he then had a fitness test the day before the second game, it was clear that he couldn’t play.”He then sat on the bench on the evening of the game, so that’s not communication, so it’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.”And it’s more for Kante himself because he’s not an inexperienced player, he’s been around the block, he’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player. I think that probably could have been handled better for sure.”Our doctors were speaking and there were some times when things weren’t coming back to us when I would expect them to come back – that’s what I mean about communication.”Even though we joked about the communication from the time before, that was much better to deal with it, as opposed to not.”We got a player back a bit later. I understand when players are on international duty, they are their player as such but it was quite clear he wasn’t fit to play.”From our point of view we would have wanted him back to work on him but it’s been and gone and as with every international player I will try and have open lines of communication with every manager for both our sake’s.”Kante, for instance, the first squad, nobody would have benefited from him going – me, him or France.”We have to think about the long-term and the care of the player as well so that’s sometimes a bit of a grey area.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11W Pays Homage To Ezekiel Elliott With An “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” T-Shirt

first_imgEzekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Back on January 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world when they knocked off the No. 1-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott ran all over Alabama, racking up 230 yards on just 20 carries. His most important run came late in the fourth quarter, as he broke off an 85-yard score with his team ahead by less than a touchdown.The guys over at Eleven Warriors have put together an incredible tee shirt to commemorate the play. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South”, and it features a graphic of the play diagram. Check it out:Here’s a clip of the play, if you haven’t seen it before. Ohio State fans certainly have.You can pick one up here. We imagine that there won’t be too many orders coming from the Yellowhammer state.last_img read more

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Shows Off New ACC Football Patches On Tar Heels’ New Jerseys

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the Military Appreciation Day game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Idaho Vandals during play at Kenan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Much of North Carolina football’s 2015 uniforms is new. The uniforms themselves are new, with the argyle pattern getting added to the collar of the Tar Heels’ jerseys. The ACC Football patches are new, too. Here they are: View of @theACCfootball patches on the new @TarHeelFootball jerseys. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/PLrlTdEHHe— Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) June 9, 2015North Carolina will debut its new jerseys Sept. 3 against South Carolina.last_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more

Minnesota’s QB Says Michigan State Has Big Ten’s Worst Visiting Locker Room

first_imgMichigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.InstagramGoing on the road in the Big Ten is never a treat – between the travel, the team’s opposing fans and the shoddy facilities. But according to Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner, one program’s visiting locker room situation is worse than the rest.Leidner was asked which program has the worst locker room in the Big Ten, and his answer was Michigan State. He claims the stalls don’t have doors. Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press captured the quote.#Gophers QB Mitch Leidner was asked today about worst #B1G visiting locker room. Michigan State, he said. Reason: no doors on toilet stalls.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) July 26, 2016It’s hard to disagree with Leidner, if what he’s saying is true.Luckily for Leidner, he won’t have to deal with the situation again. He’s a senior, and Minnesota doesn’t play Michigan State in 2016.last_img read more

Gerrard: Talk of succeeding Klopp is presumptuous

first_imgSteven Gerrard says it is “presumptuous” to suggest he could succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and claimed he has “no divine right” to manage the Premier League leaders due to his success as a player at Anfield.Gerrard leads Rangers into the second Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday after moving to Scotland in May to take up his first senior managerial position, ending a 28-year association with the Merseyside club.The 38-year-old failed to win a Premier League title with Liverpool – coming closest in 2014 – but the Reds are on course to land England’s biggest domestic prize this season after establishing a six-point lead at the summit. 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? Much of the Reds’ success has been attributed to the astute leadership of Klopp and Gerrard has dismissed suggestions he would be the German’s natural successor when he moves on.He told The Telegraph: “Liverpool have one of the best managers in the world and are flying high. Just because you have been a successful player does not mean you have the divine right to be next in the queue.”Just because you are popular with the fans it does not make you the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he goes.”It is very presumptuous. It is also disrespectful to Rangers given the size of this club and everything they have gone through to just assume I have come here to learn and use it as a stepping stone to Liverpool. I do not see it like that, although that talk is something I cannot control.”Gerrard is more interested in closing the gap to Rangers’ arch-rivals Celtic, the winners of the last seven Scottish Premiership titles.The Gers are currently three points behind the Hoops in the league, having played a game more than the reigning champions.”I am desperate to be successful at Rangers,” he added.”I understand the size of the club, and how much the fans want success.”I am committed to it. I am giving everything I have got. Whether that leads to an extension here or on to a different challenge, I don’t know. That would depend on the challenge. But I do not see myself as someone who will end up managing 10 or 12 different clubs, going here there and everywhere and different countries.”Right now, I just don’t see that. And this job has all my attention.”Gerrard played under his Celtic counterpart Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool but concedes he cannot turn to the Northern Irishman for advice given the rivalry that exists between the clubs.”As my former manager he would have been someone I leaned on just starting in management,” he said.”I think it is difficult to do that now. Look, I had a good relationship when it was captain and manager but we never socialised beyond the training ground. You would exchange texts and speak, but it was not like you went for dinner or met for coffee.”Last week I was on the phone to Rafa (Benitez) and had a few conversations. I spoke to him for about 20 minutes, talking about certain teams. I have spoken to Gareth Southgate while doing my pro-licence. I still speak to [LFC academy director] Alex Inglethorpe quite a bit, so yes, Brendan would also have been one of those people. “Because of the rivalry he would not want to tell me anything and I would not want to tell him anything.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Pochettino wanted Pulisic at Spurs – Redknapp

first_imgTottenham were keen on signing Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic, but were priced out of a market which saw Chelsea complete a £58 million ($74m) deal, claims Harry Redknapp.The United States international has, at just 20 years of age, established a reputation as one of the finest young talents in world football.So impressive has his progress for club and country been over recent years that a scramble for his signature was always expected to be sparked at some stage. 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? The current transfer window has seen an agreement finally reached, with Chelsea having moved quickly to fend off interest from domestic and European rivals to secure the services of a much sought-after talent.Pulisic will link up with the Blues over the summer, with his arrival at Stamford Bridge set to leave others disappointed – particularly Spurs, who opted not to bolster their ranks last summer and have now seen a potential winter target head elsewhere.Quizzed on whether he expects any January moves to be made by Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham boss Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I’ve got a feeling, I don’t think they will.“I heard they were interested in the boy who went to Chelsea [Pulisic]. He was on their radar but was too expensive.“I think they will stick with what they’ve got.”Danny Rose Christian Eriksen Dele Alli Tottenham Arsenal 191218Spurs have fared admirably this season despite bringing no fresh faces onto their books.They sit third in the Premier League table at present, with just six points separating them from leaders Liverpool.Redknapp believes a title bid may be beyond Pochettino’s side, but feels a top-four finish and a trophy are there to be shot at – with Tottenham preparing to open their FA Cup bid for 2019 against Tranmere before then turning their attention to a Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Chelsea.“It’s all become about the top four now,” Redknapp added.“No disrespect – we see the cup competitions, with the FA Cup teams get to the quarters and put half a reserve team out.“I think it would be nice to see Tottenham win a trophy. They should go for it.“Chelsea next week – that’s a big game. Go to a final, go win a trophy.”last_img read more

Associated Press Names College Football’s Coach Of The Year

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Associated Press announced on Sunday the three finalists for college football’s head coach of the year award. The three finalists – Alabama’s Nick Saban, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and UCF’s Josh Heupel.This afternoon, the AP announced its winner.Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly has taken home the award after leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season.“JUST IN: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year,” the AP announced.JUST IN: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year.— ABC 7 Sports (@ABC7Sports) December 17, 2018Kelly helped lead Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season that included wins over Michigan, Stanford and USC, among others.The Fighting Irish are set to play Clemson in the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

Disturbing Details Emerge From Star College Football RB’s Arrest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two weeks ago, one of the best young running backs in college football found himself in some legal trouble. According to a report from KU Sports.com, Kansas running back Pooka Williams was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of domestic battery.In the weeks following his arrest, new Kansas head coach Les Miles suspended Williams from team activities.On Thursday afternoon, details of his alleged incident with his former girlfriend were released. According to a report from the Kansas City Star, the woman alleges Williams punched her in the stomach.Here are more details from the report:According to the affidavit, a KU police officer interviewed the 18-year-old alleged victim at around 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 6. The female stated “she was punched in the stomach, as well as grabbed by the throat” by Williams at Stouffer Apartments on campus the previous day.Williams remains indefinitely suspended from the Kansas football program and has a court date set for January 9.The star running back was the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year.last_img read more