10 days ago​Man Utd receive positive news over Lindelof

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd receive positive news over Lindelofby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have received a boost regarding central defender Victor Lindelof.The Red Devils were concerned the Swedish centre-back would miss their key clash with Liverpool at the weekend.But it appears that Lindelof is set to start for Sweden in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Spain at home in midweek.”I haven’t heard anything other than Vigge [Lindelof] getting ready to play,” Sweden coach Janne Anderson told Aftonbladet.The news would mean that he is fit enough to play for his club as well.The Swedes face a key game against Spain tomorrow, which will go a long way towards determining their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. last_img read more

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Choupo-Moting: Man Utd have changed

first_imgParis Saint-Germain striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is expecting a different challenge from Manchester United following the departure of Jose Mourinho.Mourinho was still in charge at Old Trafford when the draw was made pitting PSG against United in the last 16 of the Champions League, with the tie to be played across February and March.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the Portuguese’s replacement on a caretaker basis and he has made a stunning impact with United winning all six matches under his stewardship. 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? And Solskjaer’s impact has not gone unnoticed in the French capital.Choupo-Moting told RMC: “Manchester United, they have changed. But it’s always like that when you change coaches.”There may be a new state of mind in the team, everyone wants to show their best. “But I do not care about other teams, we have to think about ourselves, we believe in ourselves. “We have the quality to beat anyone but it will be a tough match because Manchester United are a very good team with great quality players.”PSG are currently enjoying another standout campaign in France.They are yet to suffer a single defeat through 18 fixtures in the defence of their Ligue 1 title.Just four points have been dropped so far, with Thomas Tuchel’s side proving once again that they remain a dominant force in domestic football.They were not entirely convincing, though, in securing Champions League progress from Group C, and that will have offered hope to United as they ready themselves for a heavyweight European encounter.last_img read more

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Video: Joe Mixon Explodes For 32-Yard Touchdown vs. Houston

first_imgJoe Mixon celebrating a touchdown run.Twitter/@ESPNCFBJoe Mixon did not waste much time putting points on the board in Oklahoma’s game against Houston.The Oklahoma Sooners and Houston Cougars just kicked off the biggest game of the Week 1 noon slate, and the Sooners picked up right where they left off with their 2016 Big 12 Championship season.After a few nice runs by bruiser Samaje Perine, Oklahoma gave explosive speed back Joe Mixon his first touch of the season, and it paid off with a huge 32-yard touchdown run.The two are quite possibly the best running back duo in college football, and showed why on the first drive.Watch Mixon explode through the Cougs defense here:Great TD run from Joe Mixon! #OUvsHOU #BoomerSooner https://t.co/r0HPyMUicf— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 3, 2016The touchdown gave Oklahoma an early 7-0 lead, but Greg Ward and Houston responded with a scoring drive of their own, settling for a field goal after a 56-yard drive led by running back Duke Catalon, who carried the rock five times for 36 yards.OU’s scoring drive covered 79 yards, with Mixon the big gainer on the touchdown run. Perine rushed three times for 22 yards, while Baker Mayfield went 3-for-3 for 18 yards, and ran for seven of his own.Last season, as the No. 2 back behind Perine, Mixon ran 113 times for 753 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 358 yards and four scores.last_img read more

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Kovac defends Perisic deal: I was second choice too!

first_imgNiko Kovac is confident Ivan Perisic will make a positive impact after joining Bayern Munich on loan from Inter, despite him being the club’s “second choice”.Bayern made no secret of their desire to buy Leroy Sane from Manchester City, but the Germany winger – now sidelined for up to seven months with a knee injury – stayed with the Premier League champions.With Chelsea’s teenage England international Callum Hudson-Odoi set to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge, Bayern were forced to move down their list of transfer targets. 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? They turned to Kovac’s fellow Croatian Perisic, the former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg winger who found himself surplus to requirements at Inter following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the club’s new head coach.Perisic will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at the Allianz Arena, with the deal including a purchase option, but some fans have expressed anger at what they consider to be an unimaginative signing.Kovac, though, thinks his own first term at Bayern shows Perisic could be a shrewd addition.”I was also the second choice [for Bayern] and we won the double, so… It’s like this: we made this choice all together,” Kovac told a news conference on Wednesday. “We analysed and spoke about a lot of names. He [Perisic] was already on the list. I brought him up back then, because I know Ivan, I know what he’s capable of, I know what kind of skills he has, and we all know what he’s achieved in Germany.”Personally, I have a good connection to [Perisic’s former coach] Dieter Hecking, who told me many things from his time in Wolfsburg. And from the national team, I know his status in Croatia.”He’s one of the top three players in our national team and as you know, the best player in the world is Croatian [Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric]. So, Ivan is certainly a top player and I’m happy to have him.”Perisic faces the daunting task of succeeding Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, both of whom departed the Bundesliga champions at the end of last season after trophy-laden spells in Munich.”He’s very skilled, he’s good with both feet, he’s very aggressive, has a strong header and is a team player,” Kovac added of the versatile forward.”That’s why we reacted immediately, even though we had him on our list before. I’m glad he’s here and I’m sure he’ll give us exactly what we need on the wings – that kind of drive that we need for our play.”Perisic is unavailable for the opening Bundesliga game of the season against Hertha Berlin on Friday due to serving a suspension that carries over from last season.”I wish it weren’t the case,” said Kovac of the ban. “But you have to accept the suspension, even though it doesn’t exist in this form in Germany. But if that’s the case, we accept it!”last_img read more

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Zach Smith’s Ex-Wife Courtney Smith Explains What She Thinks Urban Meyer Knew

first_imgCourtney Smith explains the abuse she allegedly dealt with.Wednesday morning, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy dropped a report on Facebook which alleges that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer lied when he told reporters last week that he did not have knowledge of a 2015 allegation of domestic violence against wide receivers coach Zach Smith.Now, Stadium, which will employ McMurphy once his ESPN contract runs up, has dropped an exclusive on-camera interview with Smith’s ex-wife Courtney.Here’s what Courtney Smith had to say about what Urban Meyer’s wife Shelley knew – and what Meyer himself might have known.“I was scared. I did tell my parents. I told his parents as well. I remember specifically texting pictures to my mom, my dad, his dad, like begging for help, like this has to stop. This isn’t normal. I can’t do this anymore.I was told “don’t call the police. “If you call the police, he’s going to get arrested, it’s going to go to the media, he’s going to lose his job. What are you and the kids going to do?”And anyone who’s been abused, you really do think you can change them. You think “well if I do something different, he’ll change.” It’s not the case, they don’t change.”Smith said that until 2015, none of the coaches’ wives knew about the physical abuse. She says she told them all in 2015.“At that time they did not. In 2015, I came forward with it. I told Shelley. I sent her some pictures. I spoke to her on the phone. That was because at that point, we were legally separated. Enough is enough. If I leave the marriage, I’m hoping this is going to stop. This has to stop.Shelley said she was going to have to tell Urban, she was going to have to tell Urban. I said “that’s fine. You should tell Urban. We can’t have somebody like this coaching young men.”Smith says she never got confirmation that Shelley told Urban.“She would reach out to me, ask me how I’m doing. Tell me she was worried. If I needed anything, she was there.…when somebody is crying out for help, I believe the coach, along with the coach’s wife, they have a duty – they have a duty – to do something to help. Instead of worrying about winning games or instead of worrying about who his mentor and who his family is and trying to protect that, somebody’s safety and the safety of their children and the environment they’re in needs to be more important.”Here’s video as well:EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Urban Meyer assistant Zach Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, opens up about reported domestic violence and what she believes Meyer knew. pic.twitter.com/dNWA9x2F4y— Stadium (@WatchStadium) August 1, 2018Neither the Meyer family nor Ohio State has yet to issue any kind of response to the reporting. We’ll keep you updated.last_img read more

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Clemson Star Defender Will Miss Georgia Tech Matchup Due to Injury

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)While the Clemson Tigers have been impressive through three weeks, Dabo Swinney’s squad will face a tough challenge to start their conference schedule. Despite Georgia Tech’s record, the Yellow Jackets could present mismatches with their dynamic offense, especially considering the recent injury update coming out of Clemson.There’s no lack of talent when it comes to the Tigers’ defense, but they’ll be without one of their best linebackers tomorrow. After suffering a groin injury during practice this week, Kendall Joseph will be out of action.UPDATE: Clemson starting LB Kendall Joseph will miss the Ga Tech game with a groin injury.— ESPNUpstate (@ESPNUpstate) September 21, 2018It’s hard to place a player of Joseph’s caliber, but Clemson could turn to J.D. Davis or Shaq Smith to fill the void.Joseph is considered the quarterback of their defense, registering 11 tackles and a sack in three games. Without him on the field, the Tigers could struggle against Georgia Tech’s offense, which utilizes the triple option.Clemson and Georgia Tech will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be available tomorrow on ABC.last_img read more

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USC 4-Star Wide Receiver Announces Transfer

first_imgA player stading at the 50 yard line of USC's football field.LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 9: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)USC has had a tumultuous offseason, with multiple transfers and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury leaving only a few weeks after being hired to become head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.Now, another Trojan is moving on. Wide receiver Josh Imathorbhebhe announced his transfer earlier today.“After much consideration and contemplation, I’ve decided to transfer from the University of Southern California, and take my talents elsewhere to pursue my dreams,” he wrote on Twitter.God’s Plan. ?? Not Mine. pic.twitter.com/dfyDfbA4Ev— Josh Imatorbhebhe (@JoshBhebhe) January 28, 2019Imathorbhebhe was a four-star recruit out of Suwanee (Ga.) in the class of 2016. He enrolled early at USC in January 2016, joining his brother on the Trojan roster.However, after redshirting in 2016, Imathorbhebhe only played in seven games for the Trojans over the next two seasons. He made just one appearance in 2018.For his time at USC, Imathorbhebhe caught two passes for 11 yards. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at his next stop.USC finished 5-7 in 2018, missing a bowl game for the first time in seven years. It was the program’s first losing record in a season since 2000.Put all of this together and Clay Helton will go into 2019 firmly on the hot seat in Los Angeles.last_img read more

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4-Star 2020 RB Seth McGowan Announces Commitment Decision

first_imgOklahoma's spirit squad celebrating a touchdown.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Members of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrate a touchdown against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Four-star running back Seth McGowan is coming of a terrific junior season of high school and is a top prospect heading into 2020. After narrowing down his list and making visits to his top schools, McGowan has made his commitment.Taking to Twitter on Thursday, McGowan announced that he would be committing to Oklahoma. The announcement comes after releasing his Top 4 and making a visit to his top schools over the past month.I Rolled The Dice And Watched Them Bet On Everyone But Me… All I Can Say Is Bless Up…247Sports rates McGowan as the No. 148 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 13 running back in the country, and the No. 25 prospect from the state of Texas.McGowan had previously narrowed down his final four to Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas A&M and USC.I Rolled The Dice And Watched Them Bet On Everyone But Me… All I Can Say Is Bless Up… 🎲🖤 Boomer… #AGTG #TMC #FTG @CoachJ_Boulware @LincolnRiley @PoteetRecruits @KodyGroves @rwmclain @smcgowan601 @DP2Nice @malikjefferson pic.twitter.com/PBmfpR2nBb— Seth McGowan🦇™ (@Sjmcg_28) June 6, 2019Last year at Poteet, McGowan rushed for 1,613 yards and 25 touchdowns on 222 carries. The year before, he ran for another 1,020 yards and 14 touchdowns on 151 carries, earning all-district honors in the process.McGowan joins an Oklahoma team that had already secured a commitment from five-star running back Jase McClellan.The Sooners 2020 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference, and No. 13 in the country by 247Sports following the addition of McGowan.last_img read more

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Jalen Rivers, No. 18 OT In 2020 Class, Announces His Commitment

first_imgA look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)One of the top offensive linemen recruits in the 2020 class has decided where he’ll be playing his college football.Jalen Rivers, the No. 18 offensive tackle in the country, has announced his commitment.The 6-foot-6, 331-pound prospect out of Orange Park, Florida will be staying home for college.Rivers has committed to Miami. The four-star recruit announced his commitment on Twitter.COMMITED‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/s5Hazv7Uc7— Jalen Rivers (@JalenRivers01) June 9, 2019Rivers joins a Miami class that is ranked the No. 4 class in the country for 2020 by 247Sports. It’s the No. 2 class in the ACC.The four-star recruit chose Miami over Alabama, Clemson and Florida, among other programs.You can view Miami’s full class here.last_img read more

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Updated College Football Betting Lines For Week 1’s Biggest Games

first_img Florida (-7.5) vs. MiamiClemson (-35) vs. Georgia TechTexas A&M (-34.5) vs. Texas StateWisconsin (-11) vs. USFMichigan State (-21.5) vs. TulsaOklahoma State (-15) vs. Oregon StateColorado (-10.5) vs. Colorado StateSouth Carolina (-7.5) vs. North CarolinaVirginia Tech (-2.5) vs. Boston CollegeVirginia (-2.5) vs. PittsburghFlorida State (-4.5) vs. Boise StateAuburn (-2.5) vs. OregonStanford (-6.5) vs. NorthwesternMemphis (-6.5) vs. Ole MissTexas (-20.5) vs. Louisiana TechMichigan (-31.5) vs. MTSUIowa (-21.5) vs. Miami (OH)Georgia (-21) vs. VanderbiltOhio State (-26.5) vs. FAUNebraska (-34.5) vs. South AlabamaUSC (-13.5) vs. Fresno StateAlabama (-31) vs. DukeLSU (-26.5) vs. Georgia SouthernTennessee (-26) vs. Georgia StateOklahoma (-26.5) vs. HoustonNotre Dame (-20.5) vs. Louisville Ohio State coach Ryan Day on the sideline during a football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day looks on during the second half in 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)The 2019 college football season is only a few weeks away and we can’t wait for it to start. Though the first couple of weeks of the season tend to offer a lot of cupcake games for top programs, week one will still have plenty of compelling matches.Starting the season as part of the Camping World Kickoff Game will be the highly-anticipated Florida-Miami game. Both teams are expecting to improve this year and almost always offer compelling football, regardless of opponents.In addition to Florida-Miami, Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, and Georgia will all be facing Power Five opponents to start the season.We’ve taken a look at some of the updated college football betting lines for the first week of the season using consensus spreads from The Action Network:last_img read more

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