Month: October 2019

10 months agoMendes: Ronaldo only ever wanted Juventus

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mendes: Ronaldo only ever wanted Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes insists Cristiano Ronaldo only wanted to leave Real Madrid for Juventus.Mendes oversaw Ronaldo’s €112m move to Juve in August.“In January 2018, I and the few people who knew what was happening thought it would be very difficult to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve,” Mendes told Rai Sport.“However, I want to make it clear that the idea started with the player himself. Ronaldo told me he only wanted to play for Juventus.“That’s where it began and I was in talks with the Bianconeri directors for months, so we all know how those negotiations ended up.“Now Cristiano is happy with the club and his teammates, he is satisfied with Serie A and truly happy at Juventus.”Juve are top of the Serie A table and will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.“Many have asked me about Juve and the Champions League. It will take a bit of luck to win it too, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has certainly made Juventus stronger.“I’d say all of Italian football has benefited from his presence.” last_img read more

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10 months agoINSIDER: Klopp and Hummels reunited at Liverpool?

first_imgINSIDER: Klopp and Hummels reunited at Liverpool?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft can see Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels moving to Liverpool.With Hummels relegated to the bench and Liverpool suffering a spate of defensive injuries, Fjortoft can see the move happening.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is close to Hummels thanks to their success together with Borussia Dortmund.Fjortoft, now a popular pundit in Germany, stated:Will Liverpool take a centrehalf on loan now?Maybe Hummels. Not playing at Bayern. Klopp knows him of course— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) January 7, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months agoChelsea face internal youth backlash over potential Hudson-Odoi sale

first_imgChelsea face internal youth backlash over potential Hudson-Odoi saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea’s potential sale of Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich could spark an internal backlash.The Mirror says there is growing discontent within the Blues’ youth ranks with several parents concerned about the message Hudson-Odoi’s potential sale sends out to their kids.A number of families back the 18-year-old’s insistence that he wants out and are themselves considering stalling on long-term contracts that could lock their youngsters into situations they too feel frustrated with.Confirming Bayern’s pursuit of Hudson-Odoi, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “He’s a very interesting player whom we absolutely want to sign. He has qualities that fit our game. His drilbbling, he’s fast and has a good move to goal.”Chelsea are also insistent that the pathway to the first team remains open for the players from their academy.They maintain the German giants’ pursuit is proof of their academy’s success at producing players capable of performing at the highest level. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoCardiff eyeing unsettled Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff eyeing unsettled Leicester striker Shinji Okazakiby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City are eyeing unsettled Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki.The 32-year-old title-winner is ready to quit The Foxes over lack of game time.He’s out of contract at the end of the season and has told Leicester boss Claude Puel that he wants out.Now Cardiff have joined fellow relegation strugglers Huddersfield in expressing an interest in the Japan international.Okazaki’s wage demands are likely to push both clubs but the fact that he would be a free agent in the summer helps balance things up. last_img

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a month agoMourinho warns Chelsea fans against cheering courageous defeats

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho warns Chelsea fans against cheering courageous defeatsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has warned fans against cheering for courageous defeats.The Stamford Bridge crowd stayed to applaud their side off the pitch after they had been beaten 2-1 at home by leaders Liverpool.Though former boss Mourinho can understand why the Chelsea fans wanted to clap, he warns them not to just settle for effort and commitment.Mourinho, speaking on Sky Sports, said: “I hope they don’t get used to it, just because you’re team plays well and you accept defeat.“I think when you get used to it is when the big clubs, they stop becoming the big clubs.“So, I don’t think they’ll get used to it but I think it shows that people are ready for what the season is going to be for them.”He added: “These people are ready to support one of the best professionals that I have ever worked with.“A manager with potential and I think they are ready to accept what this is going to be because clearly you look today and part of the performance and result and the numbers are that Liverpool are ten-points ahead of Chelsea.“So let’s make it clear and objective, Chelsea aren’t going to fight for the title, so lets support what looks like their philosophy.” last_img read more

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25 days agoLiverpool wary rushing Alisson return to full training

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool wary rushing Alisson return to full trainingby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are wary rushing Alisson Becker’s return to full training.They hope he will reappear this week, but await confirmation from the medical staff before the Brazil goalkeeper joins up with his team-mates, says the Liverpool Echo.The £65million shot-stopper hasn’t featured for the Reds since pulling up towards the end of the first half of the 4-1 win over Norwich on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.A calf problem has kept Alisson sidelined since August 9, but after being placed on a specially-tailored training regime in the last international break, the former Roma star resumed action with the club’s goalkeeping staff last week. last_img read more

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17 days agoEx-Tottenham defender Caulker in frame for Scotland call

first_imgEx-Tottenham defender Caulker in frame for Scotland callby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScotland assistant coach Steven Reid has confirmed Steve Caulker is being considered for a shock call-up to the national side.Caulker, 27, is currently enjoying a productive spell in Turkey with Alanyaspor and qualifies for the Tartan Army through his grandmother.After struggling with alcohol, gambling and depression, Reid says the ex-Liverpool and Tottenham centre-back has caught the eye of manager Steve Clarke.Reid said: “I’ve spoken to Steven Caulker and he’s been in good form for his club, and is doing well in the Turkish league.”Steven has made it clear he’d like to be considered for Scotland. We’ll monitor the situation, watch the games, and hopefully get out and see him.”The key point is he’s gone out of his way to make it clear he wants to play for us. He phoned me directly, so there’s an interest there. He’s had a promising start over in Turkey.”It seems like Steven’s in a really good place at the minute, he’s enjoying his football and life again.”I know him and played against him a few times. He played for some big sides in England and got some big moves.”I think it’s well-documented Steven’s had his difficulties.”But he’s found a place now out of the spotlight, and it looks like he’s really enjoying his family time and his football. Steven could be an asset. We definitely can’t discount it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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5 days agoKlopp demanding Man Utd victory from ‘big b***s’ Liverpool

first_imgKlopp demanding Man Utd victory from ‘big b***s’ Liverpoolby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is demanding victory at Manchester United today.Klopp has challenged his stars to play with the “biggest b***s” to earn the German a first-ever win at Old Trafford as Kop boss.He said, “Winning there would be a big next step. It’s not a step we have to make otherwise we cannot develop, no. But, of course, for our own history with me it is obviously something we have not achieved yet.“This team wrote their own story and made their own history and this would be another step. But we cannot make it by simply talking about it.“We have to go there and play the best football we can play, with the biggest b***s, being ready for each challenge, fighting for every ball, all that stuff. That is what we have to do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Former Ohio State WR Mike Thomas Is Trolling Jim Harbaugh On Twitter

first_imgurban meyer hugs michael thomas during ohio state's win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Michael Thomas #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with head coach Urban Meyer after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide 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)Ohio State AD Gene Smith may be at the point where he’s apologizing for yesterday’s back-and-forth with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, but it looks like former Buckeyes wideout Michael Thomas is just getting started. Tuesday night, Thomas followed up on Ezekiel Elliott’s trolling to take things to a new level.Thomas, in a series of tweets, poked fun at Harbaugh and Michigan for their loss to the Buckeyes last November. He included a Drake quote and a Bart Simpson meme. #Twitterfingers #shhhh https://t.co/9Pe5RsAUsQ— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 23, 2016#shhhh pic.twitter.com/Mrw7RXCAFG— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 23, 2016— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 23, 2016If Harbaugh ever returns to the NFL, it’ll be interesting to see if he winds up coaching any former Ohio State players.last_img read more

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‘Van Dijk makes everyone better’

first_imgVirgil van Dijk has emerged as a real leader at Liverpool and brings out the best in his team-mates, Emile Heskey says.The centre-back has been a mainstay in defence for Jurgen Klopp’s team, who sit four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.Van Dijk has been forced to play with various defensive partners in recent weeks amid a series of injuries, even supporting midfielder Fabinho in the heart of the back line at one point. 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? But ex-Liverpool and England star Heskey believes the 27-year-old is a rare calibre of centre-back and the type of leader they have been looking for since Jamie Carragher retired in 2013.”When you look at Van Dijk, and when you look at Liverpool, in essence they haven’t had that leader I would go as far back as Jamie Carragher,” he told  Sky Sports .”Someone who really commands a defence. Someone who really stands out and is counted for. Someone who is marshalling people around. Now Van Dijk has come in and he seems to be that man.”He’s a great defender, he’s quick, he’s good in the air, he barks out orders. So, what more do you need? It seems that everyone who plays alongside him, [he] always brings out the best in them as well.”The 41-year-old has also been impressed by Fabinho, who has established himself in the Reds’ first team despite a slow start to life at Anfield after his summer arrival from Monaco.”A young lad coming from abroad, coming into the English game, coming into the Premier League and the frenetic way that we play – it’s difficult for them,” he added. “So, you have to give these players time.”He seems to be enjoying it now and coming into his own. So, the squad is bigger, the squad is more compact now and they know what they are capable of doing. So, these games coming up will be good for them.”As well as Premier League contenders, Liverpool are expected to go far in the Champions League again this season and face a last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.Although Heskey believes a big challenge awaits them over two legs, he is confident they can get the better of the Bundesliga giants.”Fireworks, always… but a bit of a chess game as well,” he said. “You don’t want to lose that [two-legged] game.”You want to go in and I’m guessing the tactics have got to be right and, when you’ve got [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane and [Roberto] Firmino up front, then you have always got a chance.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Higuain will see out Juve contract says agent

first_imgGonzalo Higuain is determined to see out his contract at Juventus, despite speculation about him moving to Roma, his brother and agent Nicolas Higuain has said.The former Argentina international was loaned to Chelsea from Turin in January of last year, appearing in 14 Premier League games and bagging five goals in the process.He has now returned to the Bianconeri and intends to play two more seasons at the Allianz Stadium, with Juve being the only club he’d consider playing for in Italy, according to his representative. 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? “Gonzalo wants to respect his contract and therefore stay with Juventus for another two years,” Nicolas Higuain said.“His performances at Juve have been good and playing for another team in Italy isn’t a workable solution.“I don’t want to disrespect anyone, but if Gonzalo plays in Italy again then he only will for Juve, who own him.”Higuain’s move to West London was a chance to reconnect with Maurizio Sarri who oversaw the 31-year-old’s most prolific season, for Napoli in 2015-16 when he bagged 36 Serie A goals, the most in a single season since 1928-29.Sarri is now heavily linked with the Juventus hot seat and will face the same ire from Napoli fans as Higuain did when he made the switch from Naples in 2016.His brother understands why the fans were upset with the striker but believes it is testament to the passion of the Neapolitan support.“The parties wanted each other. The Neapolitan people always loved Gonzalo and the boos he received after his transfer at Juve prove it.“The pain was strong, but I think their reaction was normal because we’re talking about a passionate set of fans.”Another rumour has linked Higuain with a return to Argentina to finish his career where it began, at River Plate.His agent believes it’s too soon for that and supported his sibling’s choice to withdraw from national team contention.“I think it’s still too early [to return to River Plate] because Gonzalo is 31 and, once he’s recharged his batteries, he’ll be good enough for Juventus.“He has no second thoughts about quitting the national team. He felt he had to give way to younger players because staying in the national team for such a long time is a great responsibility and he preferred to withdraw himself.”last_img read more

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USMNT youngster Weah joins LIlle

first_imgUnited States international Timothy Weah has made the move from Paris Saint-Germain to Lille, his new French club announced on Saturday.Weah has signed a five-year deal with the club that finished second in the Ligue 1 table last season, albeit 16 points behind the club he’s leaving.He spent the second-half of last season playing for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, where the 19-year-old made 13 appearances, scoring three goals. 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 The son of former Ballon d’Or winner, and current Liberia president, George Weah, Timothy has made eight appearances for the U.S. men’s national team, scoring once.Lille announced the move on Twitter on Saturday, with a statement: “Welcome Timothy Weah!“LOSC have reached an agreement with PSG for the services of the USMNT international forward, who arrives at the StadePM on a five-year deal,” the tweet read.The club has not released a fee for the transfer but L’Equipe report that Lille paid €10 million (£9m/$11m) to secure Weah’s services. Welcome Timothy Weah!@LOSC_EN have reached an agreement with @PSG_English for the services of the #USMNT international forward, who arrives at the @StadePM on a five-year deal! pic.twitter.com/U5UA5kSb8I— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) June 29, 2019As a result, the exciting talent will have the opportunity to play Champions League football next year, without being behind PSG’s fearsome front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani.“For me LOSC is the best choice to progress and earn playing time,” Weah said in a statement.“It’s a young and ambitious team, I know that [head coach] Christophe Galtier and his staff are very professional and appreciated by the players.“Joining LOSC is a big deal, this team had a great season last year, finishing second is a great performance, playing in the Champions League is also a dream that I will be able to achieve.“I want to score goals in my new colors and help this club to win games and trophies.”For their part Lille welcomed Weah and said they were delighted he’d chosen them over the other clubs that were circling the New York-born phenom.“We are really pleased to have signed Timothy Weah,” said club official Marc Ingla.“Many great clubs were courting him and Timothy chose our proposal and the LOSC project.“We thank he and his family for his decision.“He has impressive technical and mental qualities for his young age. He’s a very promising striker, very mature also, with a lot of experience already and an interesting track record.“We feel that our project corresponds to his characteristics and his personality,” Ingla concluded.last_img read more

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Inter confirm Godin signing

first_imgInter have confirmed the signing of former Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on a three-year deal.Godin, 33, announced in May he would be leaving Atletico after nine seasons with the La Liga giants.The Uruguay international’s expected move to San Siro was then confirmed by Inter on Monday after his Copa America commitments had come to an end. 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 “FC Internazionale Milano announces that a contract has been agreed with Diego Godin that will run until 30 June 2022,” a statement from Inter read. | ANNOUNCEMENTThere’s a new sheriff in town @diegogodin is an Inter player! #WelcomeDiego #NotForEveryone #FCIM pic.twitter.com/7XMbNYH1vH — Inter (@Inter_en) July 1, 2019 Godin became an Atletico great after joining the club from Villarreal in 2010 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the club in all competitions.He won La Liga, a Copa del Rey and two Europa Leagues with the Spanish club, while also reached two Champions League finals.Godin joins an Inter side looking to rebuild under Antonio Conte, having finished fourth in Serie A last season and 21 points behind champions Juventus.Though some way behind in the league race, Inter’s defence was the second best in Serie A as they conceded just 33 goals across 38 games, with Godin’s arrival set to further strengthen their back line.The Uruguayan defender was recently in action at the Copa America where he saw his side lose to Peru in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals. “I had a lot of enthusiasm and desire to move forward, but we did not succeed,” Godin said.”We tried our hardest but we missed three big chances and towards the end, there was no strength left.”I thank the people, I thank the supporters, they have given us a lot, not only today, but always. I am proud of my teammates, this is a spectacular group of players.”Inter are set for a busy pre-season with games scheduled against Manchester United, PSG and Tottenham as part of the International Champions Cup.last_img read more

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Man Utd target Dembele will not leave Lyon – Aulas

first_imgLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists that forward Moussa Dembele will not leave the club this summer amid reported interest from Manchester United.The 23-year-old forward has been rumoured to have earned Premier League interest this summer after scoring 23 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit last season.But, having already sold Nabil Fekir to Real Betis, Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham and Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid, Aulas says Lyon will not be selling the club’s star forward as they look to build around the former Celtic striker. 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? “Moussa Dembele will not leave. The team was made for him. We recruited according to him,” Aulas said according to Le Parisien.”He becomes the number one striker, which he was not totally last season. It is not a question of money, it is a question of ambition.”He added: “Moussa is part of the project just like  [sporting director] Juninho or others. We want him to succeed and to reach the France team while playing for Lyon. “We have a great deal of confidence in his capabilities and potential.”Dembele has yet to earn his first senior cap for France having featured prominently for his country at the youth level.Originally a Paris Saint-Germain player as a youth, Dembele moved to Fulham in 2012 at age 16 before making his professional debut a year later.He scored 19 goals in 64 appearances for the Craven Cottage outfit before heading to Celtic in 2016, where he became a fixture of two title-winning teams.The striker signed for Lyon on a five-year contract in 2018 for a fee of €22 million (£19.m/$24.7m).Lyon will begin the new campaign under new manager Sylvinho, who takes over from Bruno Genesio.The French club will also have a number of new faces in the squad, including Thiago Mendes, Joachim Andersen, Youssouf Kone and Jean Lucas.Lyon, who finished third in Ligue 1 last season, open their campaign on Friday with a clash against Monaco.last_img read more

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Sports Law Expert Says Ohio State AD May Have Violated Contract In Zach Smith Case

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)In his interviews late last week, former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith said that athletic director Gene Smith was the first one to inform him of the 2015 domestic violence allegations brought forth by his now ex-wife.Zach Smith said that Gene Smith took him off the recruiting trail at the time. In the statement he released just before his former assistant’s small media tour, head coach Urban Meyer said he ran the reports up the chain, fulfilling his obligations.The fact that both seemed to put the onus on Gene Smith did not go unnoticed. There is obvious heat on Urban Meyer, who is on administrative leave during the investigation, but Smith may be in just as much peril.That is, in part, due to contract language in Smith’s deal with Ohio State.Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch spoke to a sports law expert about how Gene Smith’s contract language could play a role in his future at the school amid the Zach Smith allegations.Indiana professor Nathaniel Grow took a look at Smith’s deal with Ohio State, and identified some clauses that could come into play, if Ohio State tries to move on from him.“There are definitely several provisions in here that could trip him up,” Grow told The Dispatch. “The big question is: What did he do with that information once he became aware of it?”Smith’s contract requires him to “personally comport himself at all times in a manner consistent with the high moral, ethical and academic standards of OSU and the athletic department.”Grow cited a section in Smith’s contract that requires him to immediately report to the university and athletic department’s compliance departments if he has reasonable cause to believe that a person “has violated or is likely to violate or may potentially have violated” laws or OSU policies, rules or regulations.According to Grow, if Gene Smith sent the issues up the chain, and was told that the call to keep or fire Zach Smith was his, he could also be liable.He also notes the fact that no charges would brought, as the best possible defense for Smith, considering the “likely to violate or may potentially have violated laws” language.Gene Smith’s contract, which pays him just under $1 million annually, is set to expire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.[The Columbus Dispatch]last_img read more

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New Report Reveals Who’s Making Final Decision On Urban Meyer

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)Urban Meyer will soon be learning his fate as the head coach of the Ohio State football program. The Buckeyes’ head coach has been on paid administrative leave since the beginning of August.Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is meeting this morning. The meeting began at 9 a.m. E.T. and quickly broke off into a private, executive session.It’s unclear when exactly an Urban Meyer decision will be announced, but it could happen at really any point moving forward.To this point, it had not been officially announced who was actually going to make the final decision on Urban Meyer, whether it was President Michael Drake by himself or in some combination with the BOT.Columbus Dispatch reporter Tim May tweeted this morning that he’s heard it will be a combo.“Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on Urban Meyer, not Drake alone,” he tweeted.Interesting if true, an insider with ties to the Ohio State board of trustees tells me he’s been told the board and Pres. Michael Drake will make the decision together on @OSUCoachMeyer , not Drake alone.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 22, 2018The decision, according to reports, is not expected to be a firing. The Columbus Dispatch reported earlier this week that the likely recommended punishment was a suspension, possibly with time served included.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reported.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Ohio State Insider Predicts What 4-Star LB Who Decommitted From Buckeyes After Urban Meyer Suspension Will Do

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer with his arms crossed on the sideline during an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches a replay on the scoreboard during a timeout during the second quarter of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 18, 2017 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)Kane Patterson committed to Ohio State back in early July. On Friday, he backed away from that pledge.Patterson is a four-star linebacker from Nashville. 247Sports ranks him No. 199 overall.He is the No. 9 composite inside linebacker in the country, and the seventh-ranked player from the state of Tennessee.Word of his decommitment came down shortly after Meyer’s statement apologizing to Courtney Smith.. @JMartZone just announced on CPA/Ensworth broadcast that Kane Patterson has de-committed from Ohio State and re-opened his recruitment.— Chad Withrow (@withrowzone) August 25, 2018It isn’t officially because of the issues at Ohio State or Urban Meyer’s suspension. However, given the timing, it isn’t hard to associate the two.When Patterson committed, he told Ohio State website Lettermen Row that Meyer was a major reason.“I talked to Urban Meyer, [running backs] Coach [Tony] Alford, [linebackers] Coach [Billy] Davis and [director of player personnel] Mark Pantoni a lot. They all recruited me.“Really though, it was about my relationship with Coach Meyer. He texts me every day and we talked to each other on the phone at least once a week. I already felt like he was a coach to me. I am very close with him.”In light of the Kane Patterson decommitment, Ohio State reporter Jeremy Birmingham made an interesting prediction as to where he’ll wind up.Birmingham thinks that, after the decommitment, Patterson will be a Tennessee Vol.Patterson is a really great kid, I know he’s not taken this decision lightly. My gut tells me he’ll end up at Tennessee.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) August 25, 2018There’s no doubt Patterson’s decommitment is tied directly to the stuff happening in Columbus over the last month. At this point, I feel pretty confident in saying you shouldn’t expect any other players to follow suit.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) August 25, 2018That goes against the grain of the 247 crystal ball. 89-percent of voters have Patterson sticking with Ohio State, though it is unclear how many have had the chance to update their predictions in light of his decommitment.Alabama and Clemson picked up the remaining predictions.last_img read more

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LeBron James Reacts To The Ohio State-Michigan Game

first_imgA photo of LeBron James smiling.EL SEGUNDO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs as he speaks on a set during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Buckeye State native LeBron James appears to be enjoying this afternoon’s Ohio State-Michigan game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.James, who has said he would’ve gone to Ohio State if he attended college, is an avid Buckeyes supporter.The Los Angeles Lakers’ star is specifically a big fan of Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell, who, like James, grew up in Akron, Ohio.James praised Campbell on social media following the Buckeye star’s long touchdown moments ago.“Man lil bro speed is something different!!” he tweeted. “Lets Go.”Man lil bro speed is something different!! ? ? @PCampbell21 Lets Go— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 24, 2018LeBron and the rest of Ohio State’s fan base have had a lot to cheer about so far this afternoon.It’s Ohio State 48, Michigan 25 a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter.The game is on FOX.last_img read more

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Injury Update For Alabama LB Dylan Moses

first_img According to multiple reports, star linebacker Dylan Moses suffered a significant injury in practice.Alabama insider Matt Zenitz reported Moses suffered a torn ACL in practice on Tuesday night. He’s expected to miss the full season as a result of the injury.Alabama star linebacker Dylan Moses suffered a torn ACL during the team’s practice last night and is out for the year, per sources https://t.co/1dyDuKijYR— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) August 28, 2019While the Tide employ a “next-man-up” philosophy, it’s still a huge blow for the team.Nick Saban recruits with the best of them, but losing a veteran linebacker just days before the start of the season is a massive loss.Alabama opens the season as a 34.5-point favorite against Duke on Saturday afternoon. The Tide and Blue Devils face off at 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on ABC. Nick Brossette running the football.BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 03: Nick Brossette #4 of the LSU Tigers tries to avoid the tackle of Dylan Moses #32 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season officially kicked off last weekend with an in-state battle between Florida and Miami. The Gators used a come-from-behind win to open the season 1-0.Week 1 of the season kicks off this week, with the top teams in action.The national title favorite, Alabama, opens the season against Duke. Despite suspending star running back Najee Harris for the first half, the Crimson Tide are overwhelming favorites to win.While fans have to be excited about the upcoming season, the team received some tough news this week.last_img read more

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Balle.. Balle.. Balle: Bharat Army’s euphoric dance after India’s historic win in Australia

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